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THE SLOCAN
VOL. I., No. 52.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   MARCH   29,   1901.
$2.00 PER ANNUM.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
A. YORK
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions. Goods shipped to
any part of the Slocan.
Highest cash price paid for
raw Furs.
SLOCAN,
B. C.
Men's Furnishings
Everything of the neatest and very best
Boots and Shoes
Low Shoes, Laced Hoots, Congress, tho
Miner's Heavy Nailed—best on the market—Ladies' and Misses', Hoys' st Girls.
A good assortment to choose from.
See our Union Label Hats
The Nobbiest of the Ssiason and the Beet
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Sloean, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKimiev, B. C.
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
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Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the rlarket.
ALEX. STEWART, Prop.
..^rlineton
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
OETHINQ & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
The
Hotel Slocan
Slocan, B. C, is under tbe
Skill ui Personal Itaweit nf Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Wilson house,
SLOCAN, B. C.
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.
CONCENTRATION BY OIL
A NEW   PROCESS   MSOOVKKED FOB
TREATING ORES.
Attracting n Groat Deal of Attention in
England- Experts Ps-oclulm It. tlse
Best so Ear Known—Simple and Easy
of Construction.
A. E. TEETER.
Proprietor,
Much interest appears to have been
aroused in connection with the new
Elmore process for the concentration
of ores by means of oil. The English
technical papers have devoted a good
deal of space to a consideration of its
merits. It appears to have attracted
more attention in England than in
this country, for the reason that a
practical plant has now been at work
for about six months treating a very-
low grade copper gold ore at a mine
in North Wales. The ore from this
mine only contains about one per
cent of copper and one and one-half
pennyweights of gold, contained in
tine particles of iron und copper py
rites in slate, and it is claimed that
this ore is being treated at a profit,
whereas all sorts of mechanical concentrators had strictly failed, owing
to the heavy percentage of loss of
values in the tailings.
It is claimed that the figures from
the books of the above mine show
that the best works that could be accomplished, by a first-class modern
jig mill and vanners. under expert
management, was a recovery of 20
per cent of the values. This plant
lias been entirely replaced by a plant
under the Elmore patents and the recovery is now proved to be 80 per
cent of the values, which is exceedingly good considering the very low
grade rock treated.
The process has been tsho'ougbly
investigated by the well known ex
pert, Charles M, Rolker, who read a
paper on the subject ar. the London
Institute nf Mining and .Metallurgy u
short time ago.
His Investigation of the process was
undertaken on behalf of one of the
best mining houses In London and
the result ot his report was the formation of a development .syndicate. The
business is introduced under the best
of financial and technical auspices,
hCR<!*a no absurd claims are made as
to what the process is capable of.
The process depends for it* success
up'ti the discovery that heavy mineral oil possesses the extraordinary
property of attaching Itself to parti
ales of sulphides and metallic surfaces, whereas it will not attach itself to particles of wet rock, thus pro
viding a very perfect means of separation, <juite Independent of the relative specific gravities of the mineral
and gangue.
The operation consists of mixing
the pulp from the sumps, Huntingdon mills, or other crushing appliances with a small quantity of mineral oil, in a specially designed apparatus.
After the mixing of the pulp, the
oil is run into a settling tank, when
the oil carrying the whole of the pyrites floats on the surface of the water. The tailings are runoff atthe
bottom of the tank and the oil is run
to a special form of centrifugal machine which separates the oil from
the concentrates. The oil is then
ready lor re-use and the concentrates
are ready for shipment.
It is claimed that the total loss of
oil does not exceed one gallon per ton
of ore treated. The apparatus is of
the simplest description, the wear
and tear being reduced to a minimum. Mi'. kolker. in his paper above
referred to, says:
"The mechanical contrivances
brought into action by the inventor
aro excellently adapted to the work
demanded, and bespeak very careful
thought as well as jiatient, systematic and highly intelligent work.
Seemingly insuperable mechanical
difficulties in the initial stags- have
been ingeniously overcome and the
process has arrived at n practical
working stage."
Tests havo recently been carried
out on samples of British Columbia
gold-copper ores and have given excellent results, t'ne extraction of gold,
silver and copper being at the rate of
90 tb98 per cent of the assay values.
It is claimed that such ores cannot be
treated by the ordinary wet concentration process without heavy loss
from the flhe state of division in
which the mineral exists.
In the Elmore process it Is immaterial whether the oil slimes in crush
Ing or not, as the oil picks up all the
float mineral that would be entirely
lost on a viiniier.
The ore concentration syndicate
which controls the patents is located
at 1 Bishopsgale street (Within),
London, E.C. They will bo glad to
receive samples which they will treat
free of cost to mine owners and re
port results.
so si,1.1  Kssrks Sinssltor.
A. Bi Wi Hodges, superintendent
ofthe ("ran by smelter, Grand Forks
has returned from a visit of inspection
to the various copper smelting plants
in the western states, and a trip to
Chicago and New York. He states
the contract for the supplying of the
two additional furnaces with a joint
minimum capacity of ti00 tons a day,
has been awarded. This will give
the Granby smelter a total capacity
of 1200 tons a day. The contract
calls for the delivery of the plant
within 90 days, and it will be in
operation by the 1st of September.
The contract for supplying the electrical plant has also been awarded.
The additional plant to be installed
In the power house will include a
water wheel and agenerator.increas-
ing the horsepower by 10J. Mr.
Hodges stated that in ail his travels
he did not see anv smelting plant
that surpassed the Granby works in
efficiency, both in regard to equipment, labor saving devices aud the
cheapness of treatment.
BEQUEST TO TEAMSTERS.
Editor Drill:
Sir,—Would you kindly allow me
room in your paper to make a request in regard to the driving of
teams over the football grounds. I
noticed thc other day that teams arc
driving out of the road on to the
grounds and cutting them up Now,
these grounds cost considerable to
put into shape, and we think it no
more than right that they should be
looked after. Hoping the teamsters
will take this into consideration and
keep to the road as much as possible
along those grounds. I remain,
yours sincerely,
Footballer.
Slocan, March 27th, 1901.
shaft is down about 40 feet, and headway is being gained at the rate ofa
foot a day. The ledge has'Widened
out to threo feet, with ore sprinkled
through. Occasional bunches of ruby
silver are encountered, which makes
the general assays come high. On
April 15 a party of Pittsburg capitalists will be here to inspect the property and to look over the country
generally. W. I). Wrighter, of Spokane, head of the company, will be
with them.
OUR   ORE  SHIPMENTS
SUr.STANTI.ir.   SHOWING   MADE   KT
THIS division.
Last Year's Shipments Were 3847 Tons—
A Ilraitliy Evlslence of tlse Life and
Wsiallli of tlse Cttsssp— Arlington the
Dlsjgest Shipper.
Once again the Arlington is the
sole shipper from the division, but its
exports are large indeed. This is dun
to the ore having been rushed from
the mine to the snow line, whence it
was transferred but a short distance
A number of very good deals have i to town. Seven carloads, or 140 tons
been made during the month by II. I [n au was sf,nt out, representing the
A, Bradshaw, a list of which leap-1 heaviest week's work in manv
pended. These show inclusively | month3 Tlietotal figures for the
an Improvement In all parts of the
burg.    Rents are also on the jump,
FKICES LOOKING UP.
Real ctate prices have a strong
upward tendency, and arc likely to
be better than at any time since 1897.
particularly in the business section,
affording some return now   to the
months. The total
mine are just under 1030 tons since
January 1, or a steady shipment
since October 1 last of over 2300 tons.
owners." Dwelling houses in the! \™ in,ni;8 in the eeuntry can equal
town are in dcmand.several Inquiries *• ***** the Arlington,while the
for places having been made during, value of, gt Sl-Y*^™00^ -S m
the week, buteverythi g is filled. A | excc8S of $12*000' The Black Prince
number  of fine  residences will be
erected this summer.
Following is the list of sales:
Cousins block     $1,350
Hospital	
Hauck lot, us'ar Brandon	
Lot opposite Koyul Hotel	
Lot adjoining hospital	
Lot adjoining Knox church        150
Lot near Sloan House  100
Aitchison  cottage  000
has a carload of ore on the dock and
another car strung  out  along the
road, which will go forward in a day
or so.
, ,,,,,     Last year the exports from this di-
225 vision amounted  to 28-17 tons, made
1501 up from 10 properties.    Following is
lOolalistoi the shipments this year to
date:
Total     To,l575
Won His Cuse.
Want Tess Mile Water.
An application  for a water right
was filed in thc local record ollice on
the   19th   inst.   by   the   Enterprise
Mines, Ltd.    They seek to.obtain COO (
Inches of water from Ten Mile creek, j
to be used for generating power for ]
mining and  concentrating purposes, j
The point of divergence is 2500 feet
ahove the-Montezuma claim, which
will aive an altitude of 150 feet.   It
is proposed  to dam the creek and
then i'..induct the  water bv means of
a Hume and pipe line.   The Monte
ztuna is hi the  valley  beneath the
Enterprise  and   was   recently   purchased by the company.    A site  has
been laid out on tlio ground for a
concentrator   and   other   buildings,
preparations for tho erection of which
are now under way.
MINT.. WEEK.          TOTAL.
Arlington  140               080
Enterprise  126
Two Friends  40
Black Prince  fift
Bondholder  23
Chapleau  15
Speculator  19
1218
Through   the   efforts  of W.   D.
Wrighter,  of Spokane,  head of the
syndicate operating the Iron Horse,
the affairs ofthe American Boy Co.,
Sandon,   were straightened  up and
put in a solvent condition,    Dr. W.
F Green, one ofthe. lesser shareholders, entered salt against Mr.Wrighter,;
claiming a partnership interest   In     Bar silver has dropped away to G0i
250,000 shares, held under option by j cents,
the defendant.    The case   has just
been heard in Spokane, and a verdict returned in favor of Mr.WrightiT,
140
MINKS   AND   MINIM;.
The snow is going slowly.
Ten Mile will hum this season.
scale arc
T.arileuii  llailu.sy   Assuresl,
Thos. Taylor, M.L.A., has written
the Revelstoke board of trade in reply to a resolution passed by that
body protesting against the granting
of an extension of time on the Arrow head & Kootenay railway charter,
without some guarantee that the
company intended to go on with the
construction ofthe road. Mr.Taylor
stated that he had arranged for thc
introduction of an amendment to the
company's application, providing for
the completion of the road between
Trout and Kootenay lakes on or before January 1st next, anil the completion ofthe whole road by Ma\ 20,
1908. Great satisfaction at this news
is expressed throughout the district,
as it means increased activity in the
Lardeau camp.
the i laintitf being proven merely  a
broker in thc business.
1 trove)!  Claim*   IVuch i»id.
Wm. Thomlinson, superintendent
(>f the Speculator, put through a cash
deal on Tuesday, on behalf of J.
Frank Collom. lie purchased from
I'aul Hauck thc Little Dorrlt and
Aunty IiOln mineral claims, situated
on the south side "of Springer creek
and opposite the Basin hotel. The
price involved was $1500cash. The
claims are covered with a fine bunch
of mining timber, and, as it has become a scarce article on the creek.
the Arlington people were desirous of
obtaining a supply for their mill,
hence the sale.
Creditor! Made Happy.
During thc week the local creditors of the Chapleau have received
their cheques for 60 per cent of their
claims against that properly, in accordance with the agreement made
two weeks ago. The balance falls
due In May.    At  the mine pre para
Nh'kiiiiiiHi fnr Towns.
British Columbia towns have been
familiarly christened:
Vancouver- -The Terminal City or
the Liverpool ofthe West.
Victoria -Capital Citv.
New Westminster   Royal City.
Nanaimo— Black Diamond City.
Kamloops— Inland City.
Nelson -Citv of Destiny.
Kossl.'ind -Mining City.
Greenwood—Smelter < ilty.
New Denver—Lucerne of North
America.
Sandon -Silver City.
Kaslo—Lake City,
Revelstoke—Railway City.
Slocan—Baby City.
New limnla-rntisiis ssflls-ers.
The government has appointed the
following provincial constables to assist in enforcing the immigration act.
in the districts sot opposite their respective names: .lames Klrbv, ofl
Port Essington, for Cassiar; ll. L*\ M.
Jones, of Shoal Bay. Thurl.iw Island, ;
for New Westminster; A. W. Lane,of
Mission City, for New Westminster;
J, As DInsmoro, ol Grand forks, for
Yale; Geo, Cunniuchain, of Greenwood, for Yale; A. McLeod, of Ferine ,
for Kootenay.
Lodge in Widening.
Now that the blower has  been lh-
stalled ou the Iron  Horse, Ten Mile,]
more satisfactory progress is being
made with the development.   The
Operations on a larger
commencing at the V & IC,
Certificates of improvement arc being applied for ou the Climax and
Main/.
Three men went up yesterday to
work on the Quion Sabe, adjoining
the Tamarac
A number of men have been employed for several days fixing up the
Arlington road.
Geo. Stoll has commenced work on
his claim adjoining the Combine
group, near town.
Assays on oro taken from the No. 2
workings on the Enterprise give 72
per cent lead and 271 oz silver.
Three shifts aie working on the
No. 2 drift of the Speculator. About
35 feet per week is being driven,
Tom Armstrong went np to the
Arlington Monday with a gang of
men, to snake out mining timber.
The owners of the ("erty Mack, on
the. lakeshore, are now well under
cover, and the indications are gradually improving.
J. P. Holden returned on Wednesday with si. D. Lancaster. Operations at the Tamarac are to Derations are being made for a resumption sinned at. an early date.
of operations. Finishing touches are' A CiH.\tm\ (,r „,*,, rmn thtf Bosun
being put upon a cottage, for M. „..,.. brought down on Saturday, and
Mourgues, the engineer, who will re- another is abont ready. The pro-
side there with his family* It is tv *.. u,, st;ll.u,, affai,,
deemed probable the coming summer.
will witness B lively time around the Pr-jparlnt fs.r the Owana.
Chapleau.	
Horn Men ai Spacala\tor.
The  force at  the
R. L. Drury, of Victoria, chief census enumerator of the province, has
Speculator has met all tbe census commissioners of
been increased to 80 nun and this ,|u, interior at Revelstoke, in order
number will be employed for sane to give them the necessary Instroo-
time yet. In the shaft"from the No.! lions in their duties, which he hini-
1 drift, sinking has become difficult, | self was given at Ottawa. The work
owing to the water seeping In. Work °f enumerating commences on next
will shortly   DO   discontinued   until
heavier pumping machinery is put
in. The best showing is in the No. 2
drift, where ground is lying broken
St a rapid rate. By next week the
tunnel will be through the Specula or
fraction and into the Mineral Mountain ground.
Monday.
A Plumper fssr Ai teeter.
ItisllllllOlltl'l' l.S'HISS*.
Eight men arc  employed under P.
McVicar and T. Lake's lease on the
Bondholder, lt took them some time
to get things in shape for work, but
now rapid headway is being made.
A -.tope is being run from the surface
jusl below the floor ofthe main drift,
the ore being found at the grass roots,
it. i- being sorted   aud  sacked daily
and the lessees expect to get a car
I out next month.   Tho ore continues
| high gr ide.   The   lease on  the pt'O
perty runs six mouths, at a   ten per
cent royalty.
" •      ■
Private Information from A letorle.
has it. that the incorporation biil will
1 be signed Monday.
Fred Smythe, In the Moyie Leader,
says: ' 'The election in Slocan City will
soon be on. For the ofliee of mayor,
the Leader begs to place in nomination one ofthe town's oldest and best
respected citizens—Mr. AI Teeter.''
minim;   QECOBDB.
Appended is a complete list of tlie various records registered at the local registry office,.H. P. Christie being mining
recorder:
LOCATIONS.
M ii' 23 Rose of Lemon, Lemoq creek
Dun lluiiliin.
AKSKSHMUSTM.
Mar lit   Pel Monte.
23—-Maurice Krwin, Trebelli.
TBARBntH.
Mar  LB   Better   Times ami Friday
EvSntng, .1 .1 Walsh to II 3 Cole.
21—Monti-rev  fr,   Lorntta  Mine   i.nd
Charleston, II Ctmeron to T D Tobin.
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Thrilling
Experience
OfaCIi:
In the
Moon
Mountains
For many years the Kicknpoo Indians have told strange stories about the
Moon mountains of the Santa Host
range, alleging that they were the
abode of a ferocious baud of bears
which were governed by a big man
bear. So firm were they lu this belief
that no bribe could induce them to venture Into that region.
Ramie Arland, a pretty young girl,
who was the acknowledged belle of the
eettlement In the Angeline valley, had
made herself conspicuous as au unbeliever In the bear man. She was so little affected by the news concerning the
secret of the Moon mountains that
when her little flock of goats went
astray she did not hesitate to venture
across the Angeliue after them. Mrs.
Arland was more cautious, aud one
evening when the careless girl started
out to look for her Hock her mother
ca»led after her, saying:
"Ramie, hadn't you better take a
gun? I am afraid the bear man will
get you."
Mrs. Arland had walked across the
cabin floor, and she was just in the act
of laying her baby in the cradle when
she heard her daughter scream. She
ran to the door, and she saw the flock
of goats running ilown a slope across
the river, evidently greatly frightened.
Again she heard the voice of her
daughter ininglesl with the scream of a
panther. Seizing a gun. she ran toward the river. A*f*aln and again the
poor woman heard the r iconizing
shrieks of her daughter aud the frightful screams of tho panther. She was
soon overtaken by her husband, who
ON THE BACK OF A HEAlt MAX.
had returned to his cabin only a few
moments after his wife left. Together
they proceeded through the chaparral
until tbe mountains were shrouded in
darkness.
About 10 o'clock they saw a man on
a dun horse riding furiously over the
foothills waving his hat and evidently signaling for tbem to halt. When
the dun horse came nearer, lt was easy
to see that there were two persons on
his back. After a moment's waiting
there was a shout of joy. They all
recognized Buck Seyuiore. and behind
blm on the dun horse rode Ramie Arland.
Miss Ramie says tbat she was walking along a narrow goat trail In the
chaparral when a large black bear
suddenly appeared In front of her. She
quickly turned to run away, when a
curious looking animal, running on
four feet, sprang out of the chaparral Into the trail. "I saw at a glance,"
she says, "that the monster in some
way resembled a human beiug, and it
flashed across my mind that 1 was confronted by the bear king of the Klckn-
poo8. It threw one of Its long arms
about my neck, glared Into my eyes
and uttered a horrible sound. 1 expected to be lorn to fragments. The
creature seized my hands and threw
me on Its back aud lied toward the
mountains, and It teemed to uie It
could run faster than anything I had
ever seeu before. After a time we
came to a sort of den Inhabited by an
old bear with several cubs. Here the
bear man threw me ou the ground and
sat down.
"It seldom looked toward me, for It
seemed to be very tired, and I believe
It would have fallen asleep, but the
cubs kept biting Its hands aud feet In
a playful manner, ob If eager to be noticed. I was thinking of some plan to
escape. I thought that I might slip
away If they should all fall asleep. A
wolf howled, nnd Instantly every bear
and the Lear man sprang to their feet.
They ran about snllliug the air, their
hair brist-flng.
"I wns glnd when the wolves went
away. The old bear lay down nnd
snored very much like n human being.
The cubs crawled close to nie, nnd one
of them would bite my foot nnd then
look up Into my face with a countenance thai I would have regarded as
comical under other circumstances. The
bear man finally stretched himself out
on the ground and went to sleep."
Miss Ramie says that she remained
perfectly quiet for nn hour or more
before she could summon the courage
to escaoe.
THE C. O. D. MAN.
He Find* This World n  Very Pletas-
nnt Sphere, Indeesl.
[Copyright, 1UD0, by C. B. Lewis.]
"Thanks for the dime," said the C. O.
D. man as lie slipped it into his pocket
and gave a now tuck at the ends of his
hot weather necktie. "It's cash on delivery, and neither of us have got to
carry lt on our minds overnight. Best
system In the world and the only one
for a man In this purfesh to practice.
No checks, no notes, no promises. Spot
cash transaction and everybody satis-
fled.
"As to getting along," he continued
as he carefully lighted the stub of a cigar he had drawn from his pocket, "it's
dead easy if you are an artist nt the
game. If not, you nre simply a common tramp Instead of a d. g. (dilapidated gentleman). For instance, I go
Into a newspaper office in Buffalo,
Cleveland, Toledo or Detroit. I look
seedy, but I've got cheek to offset It
I make for the city eslltor's desk, und
beforo he has time to turn me down I
say:
" 'I've dropped In to give you a scoop.
Used to work the blue pencil myself
and know wbat a two column beat Is
worth.'
" 'G'woyl'sayshe.
•' 'It's two columns, with four scare
heads on 'em.'
" 'Don't want no fakes.'
" 'Four scare  heads,  and you  may
take my picture for a keystone.   The
scoop is worth a hundred to you, but
I'm only asking five bones.    Case of
conscience with me, you know, but I
want a $"> note In my pocket when I'm
put  behind   the   p.   b.   (prison   bars).
Come down.'
•"What ye got?'
•• •Murder and robbery and tbe police
all nt sea for a clew. If my conscience
didn't force nie to give myself up, I'd
never be suspected.'
" "Say. cully, you ain't no bad man,'
be says as he leans back and looks nt
me.
" 'Don't bank on It,' says I as I looks
at my hands to see if the blood stains
Is still there. Tin going to give myself
up for the murder of the Robinson
family In Iowa last .lune. Man and his
wife and four children murdered and
the house robbed. If I get a fiver, I
tells my story; If I don't, I'm a clam.'
" 'And It's a scoop for us?'
"'All by your lonesome. Give you
tbe facts right here and now, and then
you can send n man along to see me
locked up.'
"Five bones puss between us," said
the C. O.  D.  mmi  in a  musing  way,
THK CITV BOITOR.
"and a lunch is orderesl up for me.
While 1 empties the growler and clears
away the sandwiches I talk. I gives It
to blm straight and hot, and when I
gets through you can smell the blood
and see the corpses. A feller comes In
and makes a sketch of me, two reporters make copy of my story, and then
I'm run off to a station In the suburbs
where the other papers won't got on to
It 1 gives myself up for murder and
robbery. I talk about conscience. I
want to be bung and have It over with.
Sergeant at thc desk pats himself on
the bock and rushes me Into a cell and
then rushes a telegram off to Iowa.
Paper comes out next morning with a
redhot scoop—our usual enterprise—
our detective reporters—bloodthirsty
criminal—the greatest capture of the
age, etc. Makes you chill to read It
and the picture looks like Daniel In the
lions' den.
"Three days of notoriety, good fodder, lots of visitors, a bouquet or two.
and then tbe siTgeunt sends for me anil
suys:
"Git onto'this!'
*.;-.
"'1 can't   I'm a murderer.'    ,sj],,i
■sSffl.
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" 'Git np and git!'
"'For why V
" 'Because you're n fake.'
" 'But It's a case of con'—
" '1 say git!'
"And a policeman takes me to the
door uud gives me a lift with his boot
and I'm again at liberty to resume my
wnnderlngs. Paper has had a good
thing, police haven't been hurt, I've reveled In luxury, in id uo harm has been
done. See? Dead easy all around, und
the Ave bones buys my wlnts-r outfit
and helps me to maintain my eblc. Ho
long to you nnd slon't stand still till the
turuip tops git higher than your heud."
M. Quad.
And So Slit* I'-Irs*si lllm.
Rue—Oh. yes. I just hnd to tell him
not to come nny moro. He's too much
of a calamity howler for me. I like
people who prefer to look on the bright
Side of things.
Bessie-Why, I didn't know he was
thnt wny.
Sue— Yes. Whenever we got to sitting ni'iir each ol*Usy and conditions
were faronihte he'd begin to ask if l
didn't think pupa might come In nt any
moment or If inntnmn wnsn't on the
Stairway listening. — Chlcngo Tlines-
sUcrald.
THE WOLF.
The wolf csnie sniffing al my sloor,
But Uie wolf had prowled on my track bofore,
And ins sniff, sniff, sniff, at my lodge doorsill
Only mado me laugh ut his devilish will,
1 stlrresl my Are anil rc.id my book
And joyed my soul at my ingle nnok.
His sni.'f ami his t-nurl Ivor* sshvays there,
Hut my heart was not lhe heart of a hare.
I cursed the bi-ast and slrove him a way.
But he came with the fall of night cus*h 'lay,
And his sniff, sniff, snilT the whole night Huongs
I could hear between the winds that blew.
And the time csime when 1 laughed no more.
But glanced with fear at my frail lodge door,
For now 1 knew lhat the wolf nt bay
Sooner or later would have his way.
The Vates were three, and 1 was one;
About my life a net was spun.
My soul grew faint in the deadly snare,
And the shrewd wolt knew my heart's despair.
A crash, and my door (lew open wide;
My strength was not as the beast's at my side.
That night on my hearthstone cold and bare
lie licked his paw anil masle his lair.
—John II. Uuner in Century
THE PARTITION OF MR. HYKES.
"SmsiisuiiN"   or   tlse   Smith   nnd  How
Tlts'-v Become Doctors).
Delia, our southern Importation! w«3
nt her duties when I went Into the kitchen. A married friend living In New York
nt What Delia called "One Hundred nnd
Fifthy-seveiith avenue" bad invited nur
cook to pay hi'r n visit. She accosted mo
with a shake of her woolly head:
"Miss Itiil'e. w'ile Ah'ni in Xoo Ynwk
Mn'y she wants Ah should go t' ti doctuh
'bout mail ti'ef."
"Well, Delia," said 1, "why not? You
hnve been planning to have them pulled."
Suddenly n gloomy black face was turned upon me. "Ah dou' know." She
gazed across the tnhle, uncertain ns to
whether she should proceed. "Ah don'
know. Ye see. Miss It life"—another
pause nnd appealing glance—"they's doo-
tnhs 'n they's stadiums. Ah might git in
a studium's ollice."
"A Btudium?" I repented dully.
"Ynns'm. Douche know? Ye has to be
a stadium 'fore ye kin be a doctah."
"Oh." I assented.
"An ye cnin't tell 'em. Looks .ies' like
doctahs. Acts ies' like doctaba. Got bottles round nn chairs an tables, jes' like
doctnhs. But. Miss Itufs*"—in a burst of
horror—"ef they's stadiums they kills ye."
"Oh, no," I feebly gasped.
"Ynns'm. Down t' my home, down t'
'Gustn. they cat Mr. William Hykes all
up."
"Well," I urged, "wasn't Mr. William
Hykes dend?"
"Ynas'm," somewhat reluctantly. "An
othnh times they kills 'em. Onoe they
was a Btudium, nn he was fixiu t' kill a
mnn 'nt wns goin ovnh a bridge. An ih'
man, he says'*—fn n sepulchral chant—
" 'Be soah ye kill me dead. Be suah ye
kill me dead.' An th' studlum, he was
scnirt. nn he run away, Mos' times"—in
a brisker tone—"they kills 'em."
"Oh, no," I foolishly insisted. "Why,
no. If they did, Delia, they would be
hanged."
"Not down t' my home; not down t'
'Gustn," snid she. "It's this way, Miss
Rufe: They hns t' kill 'em, or less tbey
cnin't be a doctah. Tbey kills 'em au
cuts 'em up."
So was revealed to me the medical test
of courage. If they cunnot "cut 'em up,"
thoy show too poor a spirit for a future
physician.
Against ignorance the gods fight in
■sain. I cast about in my miud for arguments thnt should convince.
"But. Delia," I finally repented, "don't
you know that would be murder? And
murderers would be hanged."
She extended a pitying smile to my inexperience.
"Not down t' my home," the soft drawl
persisted: "not down t' 'Gusta. They
cut Mr. William Hykes. nil up."
I wns dumb. I had no powers of persuasion to controvert the fact of the dismemberment cf   Mr.   William  Hykes.
A Domestic lltaiiarrccincnt.
They had been married three months
and were having tbelr thirteenth quarrel
—always an unlucky  uimher.
"You only married tne for my money,"
be said.
"I didn't do anything of the kind," sho
retorted.
"Well, yon didn't marry me because
you loved me."
"I know I didn't."
"In heaven's name what did you marry
me for then?"
"Just to make that hntefnl Susan Mil
Ier you were engaged to cry her eyes out
because she had to give you np."
He fell down on the white bear skin
rug ut her feet nnd rolled over iu it till In)
looked like a huge snowball.
"Great Cn'sar, woman," he shrieked,
"what have yon done? Didn't you know
I married you just because she threw me
over?"
By the time dinner was ready their loving young hearts were ouee more so fall
of sunshine thnt »-"•<••"•• ws*re absolutely
necessary.-
An Artist's Excuse.
Lady (who has pestered artist with
questions for hoars)—All your marine pictures represent the SCO ns being calm.
Why don't you paint n storm ones* iu
awhile?
Artist—We painters in oil can't p:iii>t a
storm. I have often outlined u Storm on
the canvas, but as sunn as I begin to
spread on the oil colors the waves subside, nnd the sea becomes as Cain) ,".s l>
duck pom).
Lady—Yes, I've read about tbe efTcrt
oil has in calming the waves, bnt I bad
no idea it was so effective us ull thai.
•Hrntcjcy.
Bmarte—I don't suppose you want to
borrow $5 or $10?
Lamb—No; fact is I'm unusually flush
just nt present.
Bui arte-Isn't that nice? By the vttf, I
■appOM yssu , .in accommodate With a
twenty?    4w*"*l*" i-'l*"l to hnve met you.
Fntltlcsl to Half r.ntca.
Beggar—Please give n i r old blind
mnn a slime.
Citizen—Why, ymi can see out of one
oye.
Beggar—Well, then, give me n nickel.
Umbrellas nre  rntrly seen In  Pojrts,
I'ci ii.     It   Is   th"  slriest   s|vi| on   en rill,
The average interval between two showers of rain is soron yens.
HE LOST TWO LOVES.
Incident* That Cnnsesl the Abandonment of 1H» Affection.
He was unmarried,"40 years old, with
a prosperous business and a snug little fortune invested in stocks and bonds which
brought him fair returns. He was telling a friend bow deeply iu love he wus at
oue time when a young man and how he
became disillusioned.
"How I did love that girl!" said he.
"She had auburn hair and laughing, melting eyes and a complexion of wax aud
tints that made my heart throb every
time I was near ber. It seemed to me
that if there were angels on earth she
was oae. The night I went to see her,
determined that we should be betrothed
before I left ber presence, wai*>>ne I shall
never forget. Her little brother was in
the room, and he told me whnt great
sport they had had that day; that his sister had drowned a kitten—just threw it
into a pail of water and then sat down
en thc pail. I left soon after and never
went back.
"About a year and a half ago I met a
woman toward whom I Beemed irresistibly drawn. She was a widow, 30 years
old, with some property and charming in
every way. I became devoted in my attentions und really thought that at last
the only woman in the world for me had
come in her person. One night we went
to a theater. The play was full of emo-
tiou and lore scenes—one of those plays
where 'heart goes out to heart,' and all
that. Both of us cried during the performance. Unconsciously my hand sought
hers, and my pressure was returned. We
looked at each other, and tears in her
beautiful eyes met the tears in mine. I
resolved then aud there that that night
should settle my fate. On her arrival at
her home, as I helped her from the carriage, I tenderly adjusted her wrap about
her, saying, 'You must be careful not to
catch cold, dear.'
"The night was a little frosty, and as 1
stepped aside from adjusting her wrap
my feet flew out from beneath me, and I
fell, striking the walk with considerable
force. She burst into a loud laugh, uot
one of those little, harmless, forgiving
laughs, but a laugh that echoed iu the
street nnd shook her entire frame. As I
scrambled to my feet and recovered my
hat she murmured, 'Oh, are you hurt?'
She gave vent to another peal of laughter. Going up the steps she said, 'Oh, 1
am so'— And there followed pen] nfter
peal of laughter. As the door opened nnd
I turned to go down the steps she stopped
laughing long enough to say, 'Why, aren't
you   coming   In?'     'Not   tonight,   thank
you.'  said  I.    'Good  night.   Mrs.   !'
And I haven't been back there any more.
"I rather guess thc true love for me
has gone some other way nud we shall
never meet. Between women who enn
drown young kittens nnd giggle about it
and women who enn cry nt make believe
love scenes nnd laugh ,t my predicament
if I meet with an unfortunate accident,
I'd rather get along iu peace aud contentment and live only in anticipation of the
jojs and comforts oi a married life and a
home."
Just then the train stopped for Warren,
and I had to leave the smoking car and
the two bachelor friends who hnd been
exchanging confidences while occupving
thu seat iu front of mc.-
THE WORD HODGEPODGE.
What hns become nf tin* old fashion".!
woman who made her children's night*
■owns   out   of   lliuir   sucks? —Atchison
Globe.
hla   Cnrlona   Expression   Seenaa   ts>
He of Legal Origin.
Few words iu the English language
have such a variety ot meanings and
spellings as hotchpotch. Hotchpotch,
hotchpodge, hotchpot, hodgepotch, hodgepodge, hodgepot and every other conceivable combination of the syllables contained in those words may lie found iu
literature and heard in conversation.
Nowadays, it is chiefly used by children
to designate a game which they play on
the sidewalk, on which is roughly drnwa
in chalk the required form. The game is
quite popular in New York, and oa a
summer's day there U hardly a block
without its hodgepodge game, the chalk
marks used in them remaining until the
rain washes them off.
The words hodgepodge are also used by
the Scotch to denote a certain kind of
pudding made up of numerous kinds of
Ingredients.
But the words are really of legal origin.
In olden times it was thc custom for a father to give a daughter a portion of bis
•state for her "advancement in marriage." If, upon his death, he left the
rest of his estate to his children proportionately, the one to whom tbe marriage
portion had been given could not participate in the distribution unless sbe agreed
to divide tbe lands which she had previously obtained as ber marriage portion
in equal proportion with the rest of the
lands descending.
This was dominated bringing those
lands into hotchpot. If, however, she
thought that sbe would be the loser by so
doing, she could retnin tbe lauds she had
at first received intact.
Just why this custom received the
name of hotchpot does not sppear, but la
an old English text book the following
explanation is fouud: "It seemeth that
this word hotchpot is In English a pudding; for in n pudding is not commonly
put one thing alone, but one thing with
other things together."
By this was meant that the marriage
portion nnd the lands subsequently 4»
•ceniling should first be fixed nnd blended
together nnd then equally divided among
the sisters. The word hodgepodge Is now
most commonly used to designate nny
kind of mixture, although what relation
that meaning of the word has to Ihe
■ume ns played by our American children
Is not very apparent.
An r.osy Going- Artist.
Recently published lists of pricps charged by prominent portrait painters remind
u.i (lull if iii.m1.-i is artists take tha cash
eighteenth century painters ofteu took
their time. Augustus Hare nays that Lord
Mi'Xhorough caked Sir Thomas I.uwrenca
again nnd again to send home the portrait he wns doing of Lndy Mexborougb
nnd her child. "1 nllow I huvo been a
long time," replied the artist at last, "hut
if 1 .nily Mexliiirough will kindly bring the
baby nnd give me another sitting l really
will finish."
"Well, Sir Thomas," was the nnswer,
"my w'fe will be hnppy to give you on-
sillier Hilling whenever you like, but the
buhy  is In thu guards!"*
BlK-ptlcnl.
Backbite— Digby is u fool.
Bilkins—lie said ihe snnie of yon.
Backbite— Whnt?   He's u liar!
Bilkins— BlSCtly what lie culled yon
when I told him you said he was a foeL
Dear uie, but you fellows are skeptical!—
Ohio State Journal.
MAKING EASY M0&EY.
THE   SLEEPING   CAR   PORTER  TELLS
ABOUT  HIS TIPS.
rHksenu-er* Thnt  ICvcn n Man of Ex-
lierlein-o   May    Not    .luUifc    Arlnist.
iiriiisii Couples Arc Go nil, bnt State*
room Turtles Are Not.
"I've tried a lu)!!', all Hues, and I'm g«-
lus back to railroading." said Jim,
.Tim was the hi;*; man among the doorkeepers, lie stood outside the old man's
door, and none might enter uutil .Jim had
passed upon his credentials. Jim bossed
the other doorkeepers, the messengers,
the minor clerks and almost tbe assistant
manager, lie was the diplomat who arranged methods of escape for his superiors when crunks beset them, lie it was
who lined an enthusiastic poet boot ou
reciting some of his productions to the
old man into nn elevator going lip so that
the old man might escnde In an elevator
going down. Jim was a man of great ex-
pciicnce, and his decision to go buck to
railroading was the result of long thought.
"You see," continued Jim. "a huudy
man has a chance railroading that he
don't have in nny oilier business. • A good
man ought to make $16 a trip on a sleeper. I've made jiiM and sometime* SHU.
But $15 is the lowest that any good man
should make und that without much
work. A porter on 0 sleeper has the easiest time and makes his money with less
work than anybody else iu the World. So
I'm going back to railroading.
"There's two kinds of porters. One Is
the kind that works for the pay he gets
from the company —that's $20 a month on
u sleeiKT nnd $'J5 on n chair car. He ia
snlislied to tnke who) is coming to him,
and he don't make any cracks to draw
money from 'em. The other k:nd Is different. Tbey are the porters that are out
for the passengers. The passengers like
them better.
"A porter hns a lot Of experiences. Now,
you take me. I think I enn spot n good
man as quick ns any one. But I've been
fooled. I was running on th * Pennsylvania's fast Chicago train six years ngo.
The first people to get around one night
staggered tne. There was nn old man With
cowhide boots and a paintbrush beard at
the bead of n parade of six kids. There
was seven berths gone, and I snid to myself. 'Not a cent In sight.' 'Well.' 1 said
to myself, 'you're up against it. Half the
car a kindergarten, with a jay hawker for
the teacher. I see your finish.' Golly, 1
was mad.
"1 took the checks and showed the old
man the berths. I masle up my mind il
wasn't worth while to bother with that
outfit, and 1 didn't. The old mun put the
nui'i'iy to bed and dressed them in the
morning. No help did I give! Not me. I
was too busy.
"Well, we got Into Chlcngo, nnd I wns
brushing my passengers off. Ths* old man
gut the kills In shape and paid no iitten-
• ion to me. He was kneeling down but-
tuning the leggings mi one when I went
through. 1 had my brash. "Will you let
tne take that broom?' he said. I handed it
over. Well, he brushed every one of 'era.
I took the brush then and dusted him—
nut lunch, hut just a little. Well, the old
man went down In his jeans, nnd he pulled out a roll, and be knocked me down a
fiver. Yes, sir! He was lhe l"'st man on
lhe train, nnd there I hnd been abusing
blm all the trip!
"Now, women are queer. They don't
tip. you kuow. and a earful of women is
no good.
"Now, 1 ran on the Southwestern Limited once, and I remember n woman. Sin
was an old maid. 1 judge. She got aboard
at St. Louis, and ibe had bundles till you
couldn't rest. She was little and fussy.
She began to ask questions at once. She
wns a terror. Every time we stopped she
said, 'What town is this, porter?' I'd tell
her. mighty short. I got out of doing everything she asked. I never dune a thing
for her. I had her sized up—oh, yes, I
was smart.
"Well, she got nervous nt Yonkers and
began to bother worse than ever. When
we got Into ths* shed, she was first off,
und bs'r bundles weren't nil there. I gut
thsm at Inst. Anil then she said: 'Porter,
you've been very kind to me. Very kind,
indeed, porter, nnd 1 want tn thank you.
Now, porter, this is for you,' nnd she
■bowed n bill to me. Well. I hadn't expected to get anything, nnd I was glad. 1
thanked her and shoved the bill in my
pocket When she got away, I looked at
It.   It was a ten.
"A buffet Is the thing. When a
snan drinks alone, he gives up a dime for
•very drink nnd mnybe a quarter. When
there's more than one. it's n quarter most
■urely. A bridal COUpleI They're the
stuff! Say, the bride wants everything.
She wants a drink of water. 'Porter,'
says he, 'n glass of water.' That's a
quarter. He wants to show off. Then
■be'll send a telegram home. 'Porter.'
says he. 'a telegraph blank.' That's another quarter, maybe fifty. I know sine
couple that netted me three-fifty In a slay.
"Stateroom   purl ies  are  npt   to   lie   DO
good, •i'bey may be folks with n pull ot
Something like .thnt. and they demand attention. I made n run once nnd only got
a dime out of a crowded stateroom, und
the kept me on the jump nil the time.
"But the nui' i thing is that railroading
Is the lis*st business. It's easy money.
All a man hns to do is to be lively and be
on hand nnd not in the way. Then he'll
get alone. I'm going back to railroading.'
Her Inherited Vanity.
"Do all the angels have wings, mamma ?"
"Yes. dear."
"Do the little angels have wings, too,
mamma?"
"Yes, dear."
"Couldn't you get nie oue for my best
hat. miunmu?"
An rc-cuntitle.
A school hoard Inspector once asked a
class of children if any of them could tcil
hint what nn epidemic wns.   No answer.
"Well, let me prompt you. An epidemic is anything that spreads. Now, what's
an epidemic?"
"Jam, si'," re*'11*"" a boy promptly.
Ilitlclciicy   Mm ii si is silly  Supplied.
It'tils-.'itiiu— Wlint is that piece that
Prol'i'ssor Nagclsclimitz is playing?
Pilgurlic— That ? Oh, that's one of the
longs without  words,
Binkerton—Well, the audience seem to
he doing their level bs'.st to supply the deficiency,
A western passenger agent says that
his experience has showu thnt Friday ii
the best duy in the week for railway
passenger's travel uud Wednesday ths
worst.
A Lost  Opportunity.
Gruff — I understand your friend
Smoothe has failed.
Bluff-Yes.
Gruff—Was the failure a bad one?
Bluff—I should sny it was. Why, with
the chances In; hud he should have failstl
for at least twice tho amount.—Chicago
News.
GLEANINGS.
▲ woman who sells newspapers at oue
end of the Brooklyn bridge hns made a
§4ii,000 investment iu tenant property.
There arc now on the reservations In
New York Btatc nearly 5,000 Indinns,
and a missionary says at least tive-oigh:hs
of them adhere to the old pugun religion,
rites und superstttiou».
A carious incident of the recent floods
In Calcutta was the stopping of a trnm
iu Dalhousie square, the very heart of
the city, hy a large lish, which was
swimming ia the street aud got caught in
the wheel.
The remains of an ancient gnlley were
recently found six feet below the surface
at Tottenham marshes during the excavations for the new reservoir of the Last
London Water company. It is supposed
to have belonged to the Danes, who were
defeated in Lea valley by King Alfred in
804 A. D..
The old home of Stonewall Jackson in
Lexington, Vn.. Is now n tenement house,
and the dwelling which once sheltered
oue family comfortably tissw awarins with
a large number of families, crowded in
uncomfortably. The famous Sunday
school in which General Jackson taught
negroes is still nourishing.
THE COOKBOOK.
Cold pork Day be used up by frying
iliccs of it and laying ihem on apple
sauce.   Serve brown gravy separately.
If jelly hags are wet In water before
they nre uss*d, the fruit will strain
through much better nnd with less loss.
Keep the can of baking powder iu a
dry place. Why? Because moisture acts
upon the chemicals, causing them to give
off the carbonic uciil gns prematurely,
and thus the baking powder loses
strength.
Never put a pastry crust over meat or
chicken pie or any other kind of pie while
the contents are hot. Wnit for tho steam
to ceaso rising unli-ss you want your
crust to ho half cooked by the steam nnd
then made "soggy," u bud fnult iu anything.
MINISTER WU.
It aeems to be pretty well settled thnt
Minister Wu is able to tukn care of himself In most any kind of no Intellectual
controversy.— Baititnoro American.
Minister Wu Myi it cannot be held
that Confucianism has done nothing for
China. Wu of course is prejudiced. It
hna uot done a thing to it.—New York
"Press.
Mr. Wu puts up a much smoother article of talk than Li Hung Chang. He Is
talented enough to tnlk himself iuto a
peacock  feather  "ml a yellow jacket.
He Cures Every Form of Piles Thoroughly and Well
Without the Danger, Expense  and Pain
of an Operation.
It la surprising what a large number ot men and women suffer from
the wretched uneasiness and torturing itching of piles. You may be
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or (ear of the surgeon's knife, have
been prevented from appealing to
your physician for a cure. Ifou have
tried the hundred and one things that
friends huvo recommended ami havo
beeomo discouraged. You say, us
many have said before you, that
there la no cure for piles.
Now Ib the time for you to turn to
Dr. Chase, whose famous Ointment is
recognized the world over as the only
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The real substantial value of Dr.
Chaso's Ointment has given It a
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Is used in nearly every neighborhood
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known by word of mouth from frii'ml
to friend and neighbor to neighbor.
Ask your friends about it, ask your
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Mrs. JamuB Urowu, Hlntonburg, near
Ottawa, writes :—"1 have been a
constant    sufferer from nearly every
form of piles for the last 20 years,
and during that time, both hero and
In the old country, bave tried almost
every remedy.
"I am only doing Justice to Dr,
Chase's Ointment when 1 Bay that I
believe it to be the best remedy obtainable for bleeding and protruding)
piles. I strongly recommend Dr.
Chase's Ointment to mothers, or in-
doed, to nny person suffering from
thnt dri'ud  torment—piles."
Mr.     lieorgo    Tliotupson,  a lending
merchant of Blenheim, Ont., states i
"I wus troubled with itching piles
for 15 years, und ut times they were
so tiad l oould scarcely walk. I tried
a great ninny remedies, but never
found anything like Dr. Chase's Ointment. Afu*r tbo third application I
obtained relief, and was completely
CUritd by using one box." Ask your
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piles.
You can obtain Dr. ('base's Ointment for 80 cents a box from any
dealer. If you prefer, enclose this
amount to these offices anil the remedy will be sent, postpaisl, to your
address. Kdinanson, Bates A. Co.,
Toronto. ; '5* ■■.;!."
The Drill.
SI.OCAN,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
THE DRESS MODEL.
Very elegant ecru guipure laces appear
i    tiPpliQUe form on opera and  theater
IS'I'll 1
: of black, pansy, ruby red or sable
lirni''
velvet.
Tbe round waist with a very drooping
sflcii i» tvout '" everywhere in evidence
nrnuug fashionable toilets and costumes
,ot tbe winter.
Kislingotes, rnglaus, surtouts, caiui
-.run and fitted princess polonaises, wiih
'.',.]■-. fanciful jacket fronts, are in every
conccivaule variety and form.
ualiy sif lhe long cloaks nnd directoire
redlugotes have an applloue decoriMion of
svliito or brown cloth on the kak .   s.,
l„r sleeve cuffs and down the sides of tl. ■
open fnmts.
irheoew two toued camel's hair fabrics
.rc much used by high class tailors and
modules..    Bed snd  black,  brown and
(uii and dark blQe and beige are among
<j,a combinations.
Craped sutius continue to find a host of
eotbusiastlc admirers and purchasers.
•fl,, v are undoubtedly oue of the moat
perfectly woven und beautifully Bnished
textiles that have ever been manufactured in nil the history of dress.
']>,,. neat, nutty and durable tailor
■trapping* of past season** will be still
more i|J evidence on winter costumes
Bands of stitched cloth, camel's hair, etc..
inn i da ssiie, velvet or satiu appear on
ibe greater portion of 1'iiris made tailor
gowns.
Ono or tw;o wonderfully beautiful
shinies in deep blue, lhe tawny goldei
In.i -.ii called Slam uud the rich Cleo-
patrn dies In rnssot, labia and tan are
am. ng the most attractive shades In
I i icloth, camel's hair and similar fab-
rics used for the smartest costumes of
the* uinii'i'.
It sbian blouses ot velvi't. corded silk,
iati ur cloth, finished with very expel ve girdles or belts, are in notable
fnvur for theater nnd demidress opera
wear, Fur, guipure lace, gold buttons
nnd brnid, applique trimmings in silk,
mi . 1111,1 velvet und special devices iu
cut Jet are 'he garnitures variously used
Hear Sirs,—I have bce» a great suf-
(sxit from rheumatism, and label**
have been confined to my bed. Bee-
leg your MINAKP'S IJXTMKXT ad-
vvrtised, I tried it and got immediate
relis-i I aacribe my rest oration to
hmHIi to tlie wonderful power of
your medicine.
LEWIS S.  DUTLEIt.
Burin.  Nlld.
I'i*"li Issn'a  llrnsnrssle.
Tlie   conscientious   young    man   of
fasiiioa now brushes bis hair differ
ently when wearing n bnt.   Chancellor
Tissiaii. the nckuowied/'ed Beau Brum*
tnel uf Dublin In bis youth, hail Inexpressibles  variously   cut   for   walking
and for sitting and once sat down  In
tbe fiiriner  with   disastrous    results.
Not long ago a milliner advertised with
h ni'wly Invented hat that it "uccessl-
tated the mouth worn slightly open."
What aball we come to next'/—Vuulty
lair.
1'*.hsiki.k';'m Pills pots-sea* the power of
acting specifically upssn the diseased organs,
stimulating loactism the dormant energies
of tlio system, tliereby removing disease. In
fact, so great 1b tho power of this medicine
to cleanse and purify, that diseased of almost
wi-ry mime and nature sire driven from the
body. Mr. D. CarKWell,Carswell,I'.O..Unt..
WTlti-s: " I have tried Parmelee's Pills and
His-' them an excellent medicine and one
that will eel] well."
A Srrirnsl's Snrprlae.
"When Indiana wers* being recruited
for the regular army, said n western
representative. "It wns the custom to
give them civilised names. Down nt
Fori Apache army officers were recruiting Yumns nud Apaches. A recruiting sergeant wns naming them.
Finally a company bad been formed,
ami tlie first sergeant, who wus un
American, went out to the front nnn
center to report his company to the
commanding officer.
'"''iMiipuuy Dj sir, four privates nh»
sent.'
"'Who nre theyr* naked tbo com-
Branding officer.
'"•'ay Oould, Cornelius Vandcrbllt,
•'op .li iTcrson and Hussell Sags', sir.'
•botitcd tbe oerjennt."— New York
Wei id.
" all the world's a st-uge and
•■Hose in It, merely pluyi'rs, under
Mrtuin s'lrcuiimtanccH the pawn-
Baker must boa kind of nd**ance
■gent,
HEARTH!
DISEASE
i" « symptom ot Kidney
Disease. A well-known
doctor baa said, " I never
yet madea post-mortem ex-
iiininiitioninacaseol death
from Heart Disease without finding the kidneys
werentfault," The Kidney
medicine which was liral on
the market, must successful for Heart Disease and
all Kidney Troubles, and
most widely imitated Is
Dodd's
Kidney
PUls
RESULTING  FROM POOR WATERY BLOOD.
Heart Palpi tattoo, l> laziness and Wertfe-
iiess in the Legs Followed Umii tha
Sufferer Veil that Ilia Case Wm Almost Hopeless.
From the Mirror, Meaford, Ont.
No man in Meaford is better known
or more highly respected than Mr.
Patrick Delaney, who has been a res-
idosst of thc town for nearly forty
years. Mr. Delaney Is a stone mason
by trade, and has helped to construct
.any of the buildings which go to
make up Meuford's chief business
structure*. Bearing that ho had received (rreat benefit from the use of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, a reporter
of the Mirror called to obtain particulars of the cure, and Mr. Delaney
r-tsjeerfully gave him the following
statement : "Last March," said he,
"my health bectUlO so poor that I
woH compelled to quit work. The
chief symptoms of my illness wen*
extreme weal-mesa in the ic*r>s. losa of
appetite, nnd palpitation of the
heart. The least exertion would
cause my heart to palpitate violently, and if 1 stooped to pick up anything 1 would be overcome witb dizziness. My legs were so weak tbat,
I was compelled to sit down to put
my clothes on. The doctor I co»-
Sulted snid I hud a bad case of anaemia lie prescribed for me and I
took three botles of medicine, but all
the while I actually grew worse until I became so weak and emaciated
that it seemed Impossible that I
could recover. Having read of the
cures effected by Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills l determined to give them a
Iriul. From the lirst box I noted un
Improvement m my condition. My
legs became stronger, my appetite
improved, und by tho time I had
uss'd four boxes I felt bettor than 1
had done for moeths. Thnt the
pills are a wonderful remedy there is
not the least doubt. I cun do light
work about home without experiencing any of tbo unpleasant sensations
that. I once underwent. I fee] an altogether different man despite the
fact, that I am now sixty-seven years
of age. All I can say is that I attribute my present good health to Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills and I would ad-
vtoe any other similar sufferer to try
them."
To those who are weak, easily-
tired, nervous, or whose, blood is out
of condition. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
come as a blessing, curing when all
other medicines fail, and restoring
those who (give them tt fair trial to u
full measure of health and strength.
The pills arc sold only in boxes bear-
lag on the wrapper the full name Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.
If your dealer does not kes*p them
they will be sent post paid at 50
cents a box or six boxen for S2.50 by
addressing the Dr Williams' Medicine
Co..  Hrockvilie,  Oat.
MF.THODS OF SUICIDE.
Iliistr lli-Mps-icsi- I'i ssssisa \iln.n l*:s».
imiisiu Styles s>f Destruction.
"The remarkable methods several sui-
risls'.s hove adopted lu this city recently
call attention to the tact that methods
of self destruction are largely matters
of suggestion," said a doctor. "When
a man gets in that condition whits* he
wants to die. he has little Inventive
ability and adopts tin' method that has
been brought to his mind. Vou will notice that after one person kills hiuisell
witb'ncitl there follows a long list of
jcid suiciili's. it Is thc same with nny
unusual method. One person gi'ts up
an original way. and that Inspires tlu-
next ono to try his band until we have
a whole scries of such grewaome oot-
eltl?s.
"I hnve proved this theory. Several
years ago 1 was discussing this feature
of suicide with several friends. Includ
ing the coroner. They ridiculed ni\
Jieory. I offered to prove it. It bnii
pencil that shooting and banging weiv
populur just then. I wrote nn art!ej|
for a newspaper on the horrors of
strangulation nnd pistol wounds and
explained   tlio   s-nse   with   which   one
could kin himself with prasslc acid
Death from prtJHIO acid, you know. Is
absolutely Instantaneous and, tunny believe, painless, Then hud not been s
Suicide with this add for more than a
year, 1)01 within a week after the article was published there wen* four, nnd
one of tho unfortunates hnd clippings
of my article In his pocket.
"Of course 1 wns accused of killing
these four by suggestion, but I wns
never arrested and do not feel guilty,
for when once a person hns divided tn
kill himself the method is n slight matter. No person In his right mind will
commit suicide. Wc nil know In our
snne moments Of easy ways to end life,
but When In the SQlddal frame of mltul
nature seems to rob nsof our reason In
(his direction, ns If In n desperate hop!
of preventing the sacrifice.'
TOWN TOPICS.
The morning salutation in Buffalo has
become. "Were you robbed last night'.'"—
Buffalo News.
The disappearance of the Dewey arch
trom New Vorli removes another temptation from lhe way of the billposter.—
Washington Slur.
At this ysttr's horse show, as on other
occasional  the  rule holds good—the  well
dressed women are New Yorkers, but the
ovsrdrsssed women are from other places,
— New Vork Sun.
The Chicago authorities stopped the
lynching of ii colored man the other day.
There li still u'lillle saving gTSCS ill the
nation—nnd to think of it showing out in
t iiinigo.-- Minneapolis Journal.
Now that It lias been found thnt the
center of population Is In tho neighborhood of Columbus, lin].. Chicago is showing signs of a disposition to reach over
nud annex it.— iAiuisvllle Courier-Journal.
"Look here. Mnrla. I may be a fool,
but I'll liiive you uuderstnusl I'm not n
jackass."
"Well. then, why In the world do yon
.kick so much?"—New Vork Evening
Journal.
A   WISIlsss*.   VlPltssl.
Usher (nt tbe elm re In   How do yoi
feci, old ('Imp'.'
Groom - Pine. I feel ns linppy as
do when I'm lleut in a crowili'il burlis
sbou.—Chicago News.
STREET OAR A001DENT.—Mr. Thomas
Babin says: "My esevon-year-old boy hud
his foot badly injured by being run over by
a cur on the street railway. Wo at onoe
commenced bathing tho foot with Dr.
Thomas' Eclectric Oil, when tho discoloration and swelling was removed, und in nine
days he could use his foot. We always keee
a bssMie in tbe houso ready for emergency.
A dotr's bark is oftea worse than
liia bite—but his bark is preferable
.mat  th* same.
A woman who has ao mind ef her
own to Speak of is tho first to (jive
others a piece  ef it.
So rapidly do s lung irritation Spread and
deepen, lliut often in B feu weeks it simple
cough cu minutes in tub arcular consumption. Give need to a c-u.-h. there is always
danger in daisy, u I a bo tie of Bickle's
Anti-Oonsumptlvi Syrup and cure yourself.
It is a m dleioe unsurpassed for all throat
und mug troubles, it Is oompentnded from
several herbs, each one of which stands at
the head of the 1st us exerting a wonderful
influence in cunng consumption und ull
lung diwa es.
The man who tries to live beyond
his means usually winds up by having   to   li\e  without  his   friends.
It is only after the schoolgirl adds
111*) letter "c" to the word "lov"
it-It  the spell  begins  to  work.
Solloway's Corn Cure laaBpeciflo for the
removal ot euros and wBTts. Wo huve never
heard of its failing to remove even the worst
kind.
The man who takes no thought of
tomorrow is apt to wake up some
morning   and   find   it   yesterday.
According to .1. P. Holland, inventor of the submarine boat, the day
of that class of vessel lias now arrives!.
Every time a woman in :a.ions her
ago a man is reminded that history
repeats   itself.
It's a Short Road
from a cough to consumption.
Don't neglect a cough—take
ShilolVs
Consumption
Cure
when your cold appears.- The
"ounce of prevention " i*
better than years of illness.
" Wordi cannot cxpre»«t nay grjtitudr for ihe
Rou-i Shiloh*.! Cooranptioo Onr-a ha**, dona
nir\ I hait a chronic COOgh—was in .1 danKT-
ous cowl.nan. Sun.oh uir-fd thc couifh and
Mv'-d me from consumption."
J  K. BTURGI8, Mlftpn Fills.
Shl.nh'fl < -int-unipitiMi Cure. Ir* noli) t.y all
tlru^tcUtft In < miHilii nnd I :tt1«'t Stut hi Nt
iSr, AOo. %1.00 a iM-itl... In <srrM Hiltntn
at Us M , '-it. Bdei Hinl 4. 64, A prtntfii
X i 4- un!-•<•> fforn with nri) l>ottl«. If you
ar« not •..itiKiinii •;'- tu yuur druculnt aud ».-:
jour tnuntfty back.
Wntf for ill'iitrated booV on C(-nsiitDptiou. Seal
without rost to you.    S. C. Wells *i Cu., 1 oroato.
BICYCLE SNAPS
A   |'iis-tVnrd   will
bring    ynu    our
pries' li-it sif nrw anil iWnllsl-lmnil ivhoi'ls.
blHviiil diwiiuiit tu dealers, Ws ii1i*h> wnnt
ymir repair work. S.-nsi repsirs In BOH bs*
furo tin* rub. Ws gttm spOOtal Hinl |irnni|st
aits'iitiisn to country orders. Andre Arms
A C<7pl( Co., VTinnlpSg. Sucvessjons Ui Hys-
lo|i Bros.
United States Cream
Separators.
Perfect sk'mmers. I icht running and easiest
to wash.    Will outlast  two of almost all corn-
Cetitors. All round the most servlcesble sad
est value. Everything needed in the dairy
kept. Write for cataloguea. ShtpsBents ol
fresh butter wasted.
Wm. ScOtt,   '<0^V',"^I^•^'.V:<•:,,"■•
l..-.«   llssiiflssl   r'ssr   Himself.
Oeort-e. the colored Janitor. Deeded
some money aasl *veut to the ctiurcb
treasurer for It.
"There Isn't a cent In my hands Just
now, George," said that officer, "and
won't be till next Sunday's collections
ure handed over. Can't you wait till
then?"
"Don't see how I kin, Mlstah Gub-
ney," persisted George, "K'yum't run
de boose widiiiit money,"
"The best 1 can do for you." returned
the treasurer, "will be to advance you
$3 out of my own pocket and run my
risk of getting It bad' from the
church."
"Well, suh." solemnly rejoined the
Janitor, "ef you don't git It back 'tn
de ebu'eh, Mlstah linbney, you'll git
yo' reward 10 de good world, but It's
diffii't wid me l'r I caln't git dat
free dollahs fin -'iu, I'd like t" know
wbab 1 kin!"- x
Pale, nickly children should use Mother
Graves' Worm Exterminator. Worms are
one of the principal causes of suffering in
children aud dhould tie expells3d from the
system.
Te«»rs are the diamosjtl  tips  of sorrow.
Many a sickly    fly   has spoisiid     a
healthy appetite.
Minard's Liniment Cares Garget ii Con.
A pessimist is never happy    unless
he  is unhappy.
The  fewer steps  a mas takes     the
longer his shoos last.
Things are usually what they ss3em
to be to the dressmaker.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they csuinot reach the
diseased |K,rtlon of the car. There Is only oue
way to cure deafness, and that Is by constitutional remedies IVafneiis is cansed by an inflamed condition uf the mucous lining of th*
Eustachian tube. When this tube gelB Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect
hearing, and when it is entirely closed deafneaa
la the resnlt, and unless the Inflammation can
lie taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, vs-his-h is nothing hut an Inflamed condition of tho mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case ot Heafness (caused hy catarrh) that can
not he cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Bend for
circular-i, free.
F. J. CHENEY k CO., Toledo, O.
Rold by Druggist', 75c.
Hall s Vumib- Pills are the best.
Some young men dress so loud they
can't hear themselves think.
Cood talkers are plentiful: but good
listeners are hard to find.
A   bad   horse is like   a poor |i!ay.
It can't run and it won't draw.
Minard's LinimeBt Cures Dip-Mia.
An     extravagant     man   is    always
preaching economy  to his wife.
You can't always judge a man   by
the cigars be gives to his  friends.
Some  vocalists   on  the   stage     are
guilty of murder on the higli O's.
Minard's Liniment Cares Colds, Etc.
A small boy is never so full of emo-
tisM) that kc has no room for dinner.
Honesty is undoubtedly the beat
polity, but it keeps many a man
poor.
Some persons have periodical attack.-! of
Oanndian cholera, dy.-entery or diarrhoea,
and haTe to u**e great precautions to avoid
the disease. Change of watex, cooking and
green fruit ia tots to bring on the attacks.
To such peraODS we would recommend Dr.
•I. D. EeUogg's Dysentery Cordial as being
the be.-t medicine in the market for all sum-
met complaints.   If a few  drops ar** taken
n water when the lymptoms are noticed uo
further trouble will be e\|seriencod.
Whea a girl tells a young man to
tuki* heart it loundH suspiciously like
ii  hint.
Only those who have plenty of
gold ever get anything out of a stive* wtnlding.
After the bawl ia over tfce weary
fu'feer may have a eautnc* te get a
little sle.-p.
Minard's Liniment Cnres Distemper.
Dry QotXla S'sissisrra.
"This is a strongs plsce fur s cooper
shop," said s stranger In New York.
pointing In a  llgn over n basement III
tin* wholesale dry goods sllstrict
"Yes: It would be a queer place," wns
the atiswi'r, "If the product was like
that of nearly all omiper shops. Bnt
there was never n barrel made In the
! lace, uml probably not one of the 15
men who work then* COUld bead n barrel, to say nothing of making one. Tills
cooperage sloes business only with big
v bolesale bouses."
There U'e several similar shops In the
district They make a business of
strapping esses of mercbflndlss after
they have been packed. The large
concerns hnve the cases put In the
street nfter they have been packed, and
then the cooper Is ssuit fqr to nail the
Wooden straps around them. lie receives about '_\'i s's'iits nn hour for his
labor anil from lfi to 'J."i cents a pair
for the simps. The simps are the
Storehouses for the hoop poles, and
there the men split and shave tbs hickory «*nplinths which finally become the
case straps. There ate some houses In
the district where the porter does this
work, bill the large concerns turn it
over to the coopers who never iiiuIsb •
barrel.
IW.iVrtll/1,     FAUTOBY, Montreal
KEITH & CO., SEEDSMEN
WINNIPEG, 470 Mam St.. opp. City Hall,
furnishes choice nnd freisli Seeds. Oabtlogue
mailed oa application.
Ceylon and India Tea
CREEIM OR BLACK
IS    EOOlTO'r-.fllO^.L   TEA.-
Its greater strength combined with its absolute purity make it the
fceet tea on the market.
If your grocer does not keep it he will get it rather than lose yoar
trade.
ASK   FOE   IT.
A free sample of delicious SALADA Tea sent on receipt
of postal mentioning which you drink—Black, Mixed or Green
Tea.    Address "SALADA," Toronto or Montreal,
Twentieth Annual Statement
—OF THE-
NORTH   AMERICAN   LIFE
Assurance Company.
HEAD OFFICE: 112-118 KING STBEET
WEST, TORONTO.
For the Year Ended December, 31at, 1900.
Dec. :*, 1899.   To net Ledger Assets    $.),3.*5,710 2J
RECEIPTS.
Dee.31,1900.   To Cash for Premiums       $822*.29 00
" "      To Cash Income on Investments, etc      18.10415")
DISBURSEMENTS.
Dec. 31,1900.   By Payment for Death Claims, Profits, etc.  ..,
" "      By all other Payments	
1,005.970 56
$4 34^,080 76
$.■104 (379 00
264.49.-1 35
Dec. 31,1900.
ASSETS.
By MortgagM, etc	
" debentures (market value $739 199.47) 	
" Stocks and Bonds (market value $1 031 680.00)...
" Real Estate, including Company's building	
" Loans on Policies, etc	
" Loans on StocKs (nearly all on call)	
" Cash in Banks and on Hand 	
"   Premiums outstanding, etc. (lers cost of collection)
"   Interest and renU due and 'iccrued	
LIABILITIES.
569.172 68
$3,773,608 08
$1,282,389 92
729 813 10
1.013.799 !«
889,761 79
288,719 38
91.580 00
26,478 93
$3,773 -sOC 08
163.071 16
40,684 59
$8,977,263 83
Dec. ill, 1900.   To Guarantee Fund    $        60.00000
"   Assurance and Annuity Reserve Fund .. 3,362 709 00
"   Death Losses awaiting proofs, etc  54.362 44
3 477,071 44
Net Surplus $500,192 89
Audited aad found correct.
J. X. LAKE, Auditor.
Tho financial position of tho Company is unexcelled—its percentage oi not
iurplus to liabilities exceeds that of any other Home Company.
New insurance issued during 1900    $4,163,160 00
Exiix-dini* the best previous year (except one) iu lhe history ot the
Company.
Insurance in force at end of 1900 (net)      24.883,06100
HON. 0. W. ALLAN.
PRESIDENT
JOHN L. BLAIKIE.
VICE-PRESIDENTS
HON. SIR WILLIAM E. MEREDITH, K. 0.
DIRECTORS
HON. SENATOR GO WAN, K.C., L.L.D., O.M.G. B. GURNET, E*>q.
L. W. SMITH, Esq., K.C., D.C.L. J. K. OSUORNE, Esq.
D. McCRAE, Esq.; Gnelph.
MANAGING    DIRECTOR
WM. McCABE, LL.B., F.I.A., F.S.S.
SECRETARY MEDICAL DIRECTOR
L. GOLDMAN. A.I.A. A. THORBURN, M.D., Edin.
Tht .teport containing the proceedings of the Annual Meeting, held on January 30th
last, showing miirked proof! of the continued progress an.I solid pontion of the Cnm|sany,
will be sent to policy-holders. Pamphlitu s**planatory of the attractive mu'-tmeni or
plans of the Company, and a copy of tbe annual rcpsjrt. shuuiug its nus xs.il ed tinaneial
position, will be furnished on application to lhe lis ad Ofliee, or any of the Company'*
agencies.
The Hands of the Worker
And his face also, will of necessity get stained
with Oil, Paint, Kust, etc.
The Master Mechanics
Extraordinary Soap
Will make all stains disappear, leave the skin
white and soil, and the tar of which it is made
heals any cuts or bruises.
Sold by all dealers in jrood soaps.
ALBERT TOILET SOAP CO.. MFRS-, MONTREAL.
a, CuA/ rt H^ fat/s/fofi! avnsd,
iy  Alt-US
Brass Band
liistrsmi-'iits. Drums, Usslfisrssss, Kiss.
EVERY TOWN CAN HAVE A BAND.
l.sswi'Hi prlrssa cvs*r quoted    Fins rntalogus
M> llluHtristluns nistllsxt free.   Write oa for any
thin*- ill   >1 "sis. or Msssl.'Sil lii-trissssessta.
Whaley Royce & Co., ^T^VmI
WHEELER A WILSON sewino machines
Rapidity.   Have  about nnn day in  three.
Sulotniim nnd durability Miliotit iii'iIm* sir wear.
sMirrnl utility,   llc-t for all kinds of work.
24.1 Portllge Ave., \\ llnil|n K
NO    PROHIBITION
to send your orders large or small to
PAUL SALA w^e WIrbs, Liquors
Wliini|,r>:. Man., 648 Main sin-rt.
PSSTS Nlll.r   I',,si  bf lsi.lll.il, |l.l] p«l I'    . |] St
sl.si. busies.
tmt Wsi.ke,, J. ,j. Js, |j i  p« fsl„ J«. l-.ij, is
sjor. tsultlet.
BIG STRAWBERRIES
160 rums ;,..»! paid furil.
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N.   K
snid fnr Hit
111 1   Mil 111. ONT.
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KDITOIllAI,   CKOl'l'lNUS.
According to the mining committee
no changes will be made in the Min-
.eral Act this session.
Jap miners at thc Van Anda mine
have proven a failure and they have
been replaced by white men. The
moral is pointed and valuable.
Incorporation does not seem to
have hurt the town much, judging
from the number of real estate sales
being made and the. upward tendency of prices.
The legislative mining committee
have   recommended  an  eight-hour
dav for engineers on hoists operated
•by engines or electric motors of 50 or
more horsepower.  Mines shipping or
treating: ore will be required to make
m   thly returns to the minister of
mines of the amount and value of
-ore shipped or treated.
Premier Dunsmuir has become impressed with the growing sentiment
in favor of government ownership of
public franchises. As a result of this
.impression,the government is calling
for bids for the construction of the
railway from the coast to Kootenay.
The horde of bonus seekers at Victoria are terror smitten.
With the closing of the first volume
of this paper, numerous subscriptions
-run out. Yc publisher would be tickled to see the silver cartwheels rolling in in support of another annual
lease to the news columns of Thk
Drill. Financial depression is a
disease peculiar to the newspaper
fraternity,and this rag li s developed
the symptons to a marked degree.
Kindly note, then pungle.
Volume I. of The Drill closes with
this issue and a second year dawns
upon the career of Slocan's leading
.excitement.   The twelve months following the establishment of the sheet
have passed quickly and, withal,not
unpleasantly.   Quite a change has
taken place in the town and district
in that time.   Slocan has passed into
the majesty of a self-governed municipality, evidencing an improved situation locally.   In thc tributary district mining has progressed in an
equally satisfactory manner, until it
has become widely known that the
division  possesses   remarkable  re-
sources.as demonstrated by the growing  list  of producing  and paying
mines.   Much capital has been expended during the year, new blood
introduced and more is in prospect.
Without   displaying egotism,   The
Drill claims responsibility for a por
tion of the progress made, as it  has
never lost an opportunity to advance
.the interests of the community.   The
paper has a certain amount of Infill-
ence, which has been exercised for
the public weal rather than private
■gam.   What support has been tends red it was probably as much as it
deserved, so no kick is forthcoming.
Like any other business institution,
The Drill must rise or fall witli the
.-destinies of the  burg.    True,   the
-monetary outlay so far has been in
excess of the income, but there is nothing  like  a  sound foundation for
future advancement, provided  due
heed is paid to the close proximity of
•the sheriff and tlio poorhouse.   There
have not been wanting those who
have freely criticized the paper and
its operations, belittled its influence
and doubted its benefit to the town,
which was to be expected.   That was
r^heir privilege, though antediluvian.
Generally speaking, The Drill is
.recognized by the citizens as a superior article to anything previously attempted here, and a public medium
that is a credit to the burg. Outsiders
judge a town by its paper, which is
a true barometer to the state of things
existing in local business and social
circles.   We trust Volume II.  will
witness even greater achievements in
.the camp and increased prosperity to
;the citizens of tlie town.
DRILL   POINTS.
Fred Johnston and bride arrived in
yesterday.
Good Friday falls due next Friday
and is a holiday.
Another case of smallpox has de-
velopco" at Moyie.
Tho Tyrcll hotel, Cody, has been
destroyed by fire.
The public school will close for four
days over Faster.
M. Cameron is clearing off his lot
preparatory to building.
Dr. Bentley has leased the Cat over
McCallum s&'Co.'s store.
Paul Hauck has disposed of his
lot next to Con Murphy's.
Horn.—In Slocan, on March 24,
Mrs. F. B. Wright, of a son.
Geo. Stoll has returned from spending the winter in Kiona, Wash.
Sandon's city council has made
peace with the water company.
Bobby Allen has purchased the
packing outfit of Oscar McMillan.
Aid. Hunter and Atherton have
resigned from the Sandon council.
A.York figures on erecting a handsome residence here this summer.
Thc annual vestry meeting of St.
Paul's church will be held on April
8th.
Faster is on April 7. Thc annual
display of new hats will then take
place.    ,
J. AV. Kyte returned on Wednesday from spending the winter in
Spokane.
Several cases of mild smallpox are
under quarantine in the outskirts of
Phoenix.
The Miners' Unior ' "vp purchased
the lot adjoining th i hospital, <>ii
Main street.
A, B. Docksteader, Cody, succeeds
Ed. Atherton as license commissioner
in the Slocan.
Ed Allen left yesterday for Victor,
Col., where he is a witness in a prominent lawsuit.
J. D. Moore, of Kaslo, has been ap
pointed license commissioner in the
Ainsworth division.
Freight from Toronto reached here
during the week in 13 days, being
the fastest trip on record.
A teacher's convention will be held
at Nelson on April 8th and 9th. The
local teachers will attend.
W. F. DuBois, superintendent of
the Arlington, is in San Francisco,
undergoing medical treatment.
J. Frank Collom, managing direc
tor of the Arlington, will shortly return to California for his family.
Preparations nre being made for
the married folks concert in aid of
Knox church, to be given at an early
date.
R. F. Green, M.L.A., has recommended the petition for a road up
Ten Mile to the minister of lands and
works.
Chief Engineer Mowat of the tug
Valhalla, on Kootenay lak», is now
in charge of the engines on the str.
Slocan.
Dr. Forin was called afo Victoria on
Friday, by the serious illness of his
aged father, returning Wednesday
evening.
Harry Strickland, business manager of Bourne Bros', store, at New
Denver, spent Wednesday here rustling up business.
W. J. Twiss, of Kaslo, was here on
insurance business Wednesday. He
is enthusiastic over the chances of a
smelter for that place.
For the Easter holidays all C.P.R.
agents will sell round trip tickets at
fare and one-third, good going April
4 and .r>, returning April 8.
Alex. Stewart has purchased thc
Lakeview Hotel property. When the
existing lease expires, he will remodel and improve the building.
Chief Engineer Young of the Slocan left on Tuesday for the Yukon
country, having accepted a lucrative
position under Hector Sproat.
Geo. Powell, the clothier, has returned from Toronto, where he took
unto himself a wife. He contemplates building a residence here.
The government has cancelled all
sales of lots in its portion of New
Denver where the final payment has
not been met. Ali former payments
made are forfeited.
Paul Hauck has gone to Germany.
At least that is where he started for
Tuesday and he may be able to get
past Spokane. It Is thought Mrs.
llauck will return with him.
On Monday a slight accident occurred to the machinery ofthe Slocan, n
SEEDS.
We have just  received a
large shipment of
ONION SETS,
GARDEN SEEDS,
FLOWER   SEEDS,
from D. M. Ferry's celebrated Seed House.   Wc sell at
Eastern Prices. •
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
DRUGGISTS, SLOCAN, B, C.
portion of one of the cylinders becoming cracked, forcing the boat to run
under half pressure. The break has
since been patched up.
J.
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
Engineer,
SLOGAN, - - B. C.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN
Fishing
Tackle Arrived.
Also Instrumental Music.
Full Stock of Stationery,
Toys and  Novelties.
  A.R.B0LDERST0N
Pioneer Livsry
and Feod Stables,
Slocan, B. C.    f
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at tho
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
R. E ALLEN,
Manager
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
D. D. ROBERTSON
H. D. CURTIS,
Notary
Public.
Mines,   Real Estate,  Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts    of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,       - B. C.
McKINNON
& MONILAWS,
Contractors
and
Builders.
Plans and Specifications furnished on
application.     Estimates
cheerfully given.
Slocan,
B.C
Notice.
NOTICE in hereby given thnt thirty
days after date I Intend to applv lo the
Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for a special license to cut and Tarry
away timber from tho following described lansl: Situates! itbsint one mile northeasterly from tin1 head ol Bpringercreek.
ansl on the s'.ivirie between the head of
Bpringer and the south fork of Ten Mile
creeks, and commencing at a poRt planted In the south-west corner of the said
land, inarkesl ".I. Frank Oollotn's S. \V.
corner;" thence northerly (II) chain".;
tbsnes easterly 40ohatns; thence south*
erly (il) chains; thence westerly *JU olialns
ti point of beginning,and containing
210 acres more or less.
J. FRANK OOLLOM
Slocan, I5.C, this 18th day of March,
1001.
Subscribe
for
The
*»
Slocan
Drill;
$2.00
per annum
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Kates.
Wood and  Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Letbbridge.
Orders for Coal to be accompanied
by cash and left at the Office:
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.
Certificate of irajrovements.
Ottawa IN liscriil Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division oi West Kootenay District.
Where located :—On the north side
of Springer creek, ahont live miles
from Slocan Citv.
TAKE NOTlUJfi that we, William R,
Clement, free miner's certificate B26886;
Christian F, Wichmann, free miner1!
certificate B28764, and WinslowE. Worden, Tree Miner's Ceitilicate No. P,2ls7!l4,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to applv to the Mining Recorder for a
certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
ahove chiim
And further take notice that action.
under section .S7, must ho commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Improvements.
Dated this 5th dav of February, 1901.
8-2-01. W. R. CLEMENT,
0. F. WICHMANN,
W. E. WORDEN.
Tobacconists' Supplies
of every description can be had at ocan's Leading Store.
Tobaccos, chewing and smoking, of the best brands kept tii
stock; also Cigars and Cigarettes. Fruits s f all kinds kept in
their season. The most toothsome Confectionery always on
sale.   Stationery also handled.
A. C. SMITH,
SLOGAN
A. DAVID,
the Miner's Tailor, is the place,
For a Nice Spring Suit.      Perfect Fit Guaranteed.      We use o.ily Al,
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.       Three Doors South of Postoflice.
Gold Vlkissfc ami Nnr l'lsiis-nlx Kructlossisl
Mliii-iul Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—North sif Springer
creek, about two miles from Slocan
City, adjoining the Nancy Hanks
and Peerless Mineral Claims,
TAKE NOTICE that I, W S. Dr wry,
acting us agent for GeorgeH. Aylard,
free miner's certilicate No. 15't.S817, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to tin* Mining Uecorder :or ceiti-
fieatrsof improvements, for tho purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of each of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 117, must lie commenced
before the issuance of such certificates of
improve'iiii'iits.
Dsited this 14th slay of March, 1901.
j.V.'-ul W. S. DRKWRY
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
McCallum&Co
Dealers in General Hardware,
MAIN STREET, -      -SLOCAN
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Vlkissg Kiaiiiiiii mineral Claim,
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of tlie West Kootenay District
Where located;—North of Springer
creek, about two miles from Slocan
City, adjoining tlie Nancy Hanks
and Gold Viking Mineral Claims.
TAKE NOTICE that I, W. S. Drewry,
acting us agent for George Henderson, Free Miner's Certificate No. B26746,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to tlie Mining Uecorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown grants of thc
above claims.
And further lake notice thnt action,
under section H7, must be commences!
'bi'fore the Issuance of such certificates oi
improvements.
Dated this -.'1st dav of March, 1901.
22--8-01 W. S. DKEVYRY
Climax nnd MhIssh Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenny District.
Where located: About one mile
east of Blocan Lttke, adjoining the
Peerless Mineral Claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Froslerick S.
Clements, as agent for Charles K. Miller,
Freo Miner's Certificate No. BS6605,
and James II. Wallace, Free Miner's
Certificate No B86806,intend, sixty days
from the date hereof,to apply to the Mining Uecorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the ahove claims.
And further take notice that action,
tinder ."7, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificates of improvement
Dated this 20th day of March, 1901.
29-8-0] F. B. CLEMENT8
CANADIAN
H AC1FIC
f\AILWAY
Direct Route, Unequalled Service, to
all Points
EAST
and
WEST
via Soo Line to St. Paul, Chicago,
to all U. S. Points.
First-Class  Sleepers,   Dining  (Jars,
and Tourist Cars.
STEAH5HIP   SERVICE !
from Vancouver to Cape Nome,
Alaska Points, Australia, China.
Japan. Through ticket! to and
from England and the Continent,
For timo-tiibles, rates, and full information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
GEO. T. MOIR,
Agent, Slocan City
J. 8. CARTER,     E. J. COYLE,
D.PA., A. (i. P. A.,
Kelson. Vancouver.
Do You
Want a Home ?
Then come to Slocan, for it is
one of the fairest spots on this
earth of ours. Levelness,
Room. Scenery, Health, Fishing, Hunting, Roads, Railway
Steamboats, Churches, Sohool
Hospital, Public Halls and
Enterprising Citizens are some
of the advantages enjoyed by
this Town, backed up by Unsurpassed andProvenMineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Have Installed a new machine
for nianufnctnrlmr Stovepipes
and Airpipes. They go together
like a charm. Patronize home
industry and have an unruffled
temper.
H.J.
TINSMITH   AND PLUMBER.
Come and be convinced that this tale is
no mere idle dream, but a stern r<*^j^
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,'^HlHhlrf ~
MINING   ENGINEERS Nq   ^   w   p  of n.
AND ASSAYERS.
Slocan,        - - *       B* C
The Murcutt Branch
ok Till!: W.C.T.U., WsOOAK,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in the Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishing t join.
Mas. W.J.AHOBiWS, Mbh.M.D.McKbk
President. Cor. Secretary.
No More
Swearing.
Meets every Wednesday eTeninf
in the Union Hall. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
J. V. PURVIANCE,
President.
JOHN A. FOLEY,
Financial Secretary
,     ■ '  s**************************
Removed..
We have moved Into our
handsome new store, on
cor. Baker and Stanley
Streets.   Call on us.
Repairing a specialty and all work
left at The DRILL office will be forwarded. Mail orders promptly attended to. All Union workmen employed.
J. J. WALKER,
Watchmaker
and Jeweler.
Nelson, B.O

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