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TOL. II., No. 87.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   DECEMBER   13,   1901.
Coming In:
100 cases 40 per cent. Giant Powder
50 oases 00        ' " " "
25 oases Gelatine Dynamite, Giant.
60,000 feet Bennett's Fuse
20,000 Al Blasting Caps
8 dozen 5-lb Verona Picks.
Hardware Merchants.
"••HEALTH^-TIk    Celebrated    "Health"
We have tt very nice range to select from in the very
finest pure wools, as well as the cheaper grades.   We
, ova save yoa money.
"W. Te Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernoo, Fairview, and Camp McKinnev, 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.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public.     It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
•GETHING A HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Skilled ai Personal Haiapnt 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.
Gents' Furnishings.
Just opened up in my store, on Main
street a full Une of Gents' Furnishings,
Clothing, etc.; also Rubbers, in women s,
men's, and children's sizes. AH are to be
disposed at close margin for cash and one
price only. Orders taken for custom
clothing. All work first-class and fits
Main Street, Sloean.
Despite Cry of Hani Times the City issssl
Camp Have Good Boeorsl to Show for
Past Year-Shipments are More Than
Doubled.—Honey Spent.
The year just closing has been the
best in the history or* tha oity and
camp. Despite this undeniable fact
there is -i feeling of depre—ibti.. existing in tlie burg and one wotjira sometimes imagine palsy had '"stricken
some of the inhabitants. The feeling
has been in vogue since shipments
from die camp ceased on Nov. 12,
because of lack of sufficient snow for
teaming iuiipii-.es. Just why the
"blues" should prevail is a mvbtery,
for if a little ihs-ught were given to
tlie situation tlio opinion would lind
expression that the division has much
to he thankful for. It is hoped the
appended resume will "jolly" the
boys up a bit and give them more
confidence for the future.
Locally, the place has become incorporated during the year and a
long step taken towards ultimate
greatness and importance. Many
public improvements havp been ef
leciod and much benefit conferred
upon the citizens, and all without incurring a dollar of indebtedness. A
number of new buildings have been
erected, adding much to the appearance of the place and increasing the
value of tho city's assessable improvements fully $10,000. At the 0.
P.M. depot, last year was considered
the best, in the history of Slocnn, but
1901 is fur ahead of i900. Even November, considered to have been a
punk month, lhe receipts were largely in excess of thoso Of the same period last year. There are many worst
burgs today, and don't you overlook
In the adjacent camp, mining has
progressed in a wonderful manner,
nnd the situation is tiie most substaii*
tial mi recsiiii. Upwardsfjf $100,000
has been paid out on bomis during
tiie year and many properties hnve
pi-niianently changed hiliiils. Aihl-
ing ilie amounts paid out foe wages,
nupplies. improvements ami pa deals
and t.'iu aggregate will reach $1,000.-
'J..XJ for the year. There are more
men employed in thu camp now than
in 11100 and more properties are
working. Shipments—and they have
been resumed—show a tremendous
increase. In l'JJO tliey were 2-'17
tons, while this year to dato tnev are
6969 tons, an increase of over 100 per
cent. There is nothing iu those lig-
ures to give a fellow the "blues,"
and tho outlook for l'J02 is even more
Keep a stiff upper lip, fillers, and
don't be soeasily discouraged. There
isn't another silver camp north of
Colorado that has so much reason to
feel elated as the Slocan (.'itv division. There are mighty things in
store for 1902, and newspapers uever
lie. Brace yourselves, eat. lots of
Christmas turkey and pluniiliiif, and
you'll feel all right.
"Butlsy" Is Kssthuslastlc.
Comrade J. T. Bcanrliesne, writs,
Ing from here to the Toronto Citizen
si Country, says: "Please (ind enclosed $3 for the last cards you sent
me. Comrade Cameron, organizer
for British Columbia, was here this
week. Comrade Cameron is a good
speaker, and is doing good work
throughout the province. We have
re-organized here iu line with tlie B.
C. Socialist Party We have the
long end of tha bill lot here now anil
we mean to keep it. Sloean will have
the. honor nl electing the Hint Social
is; member iu i anmla. Keep your
eves on Sloean at the next elections."
0. & C. says in reply: "And now we
are all n-watehing." Jiinniic Rogers
also writes to the Toronto paper from
Fernie that thero are not many Socialists there now, but wants f.ilks to
"watch his smoke." They're on the
lookout for the blaze.
dns'slsiuss Kami Ii.-lsii.
The government is contemplating
takiiiT action relativo to the debts
remaining Oil tho Chapleau wagon
rond. There is something llke$2600
indebtedness, und an offset of $6000
of a government guarantee. This
amount the government undertook to
give provided the road was put
through to the Kilo,but the Chapleau
failed to build it beyond their own
prOMfty. Last spring tlie creek carried out nearly all the bridges ninl
destroyed a large portion of the
road bed. The government now
think of paying the $8600 debts and
using tho balance of the guarantee
money to repairing the road,
A Trlpls. NMiiius'iit.
A carload shipment of oro is to be
sent to tho Nelson smelter by the
Exchange,Bondholder and Hampton.
The first two properties have been
working under lease. The ore from
all three mines is high grade and
will net tho shippers good returns
over the expenses. Part of the ore
is now at the wharf.
the ground that an appeal had been
taken against the order made in
•chambers by Judge Forin granting
a jury. The adjournment was granted arid the appeal against the order
was set down to be heard in Victoria
in January
Smelter Trust Makes a Sharp Cat In the
Pi-Ice Paid for Ore.
It is practically -settled that the
price of lead to be paid tlie Coeur
d'AIene mine owners after the first
ofthe new year will be 3$ cents per
pound. The present price is 4 cents.
The reduction, while an important
one, had been expected by the mine-
owners, and they were not" hoping for
a better rate. After two weeks of
discussion the Coeur d'AIene mine-
owners who have been in conference
with the officers of tho American
Smelting & Refining Co. at New
York, practically came to an agreement on the question of price on last
Wednesday night. A message announcing the decision was made public during the week.
J. A. Finch says: "No contracts
have been signed, but the outlook is
that 3J cents will be the price paid.
The smelting company would only
offer to make a contract on that basis
for a term of six months. Even then
the smelting company reserves the
right to cancel the contract on GO
days notice. That clause is inserted
so as to protect the smelting company
in case the lead market should go to
"The reduction in price will be a
serious matter to the mineowners of
the district, and they are now -jonsid-
ering what they will do after the
first of the year. The proposition to
buihi independent smelters is not seriously considered. The question is
as to whether the. mines shnll accept
the lower price offerer! by the smelting pompany or shall close down. A
closedown would be a most serious
menace to tlie prosperity of the dun-
try, ar.d I do not think it will be done
by too larger mines.
' "Tlie ci nidi i ion confronting us however, is not a pleasant one. Silver
lias been declining lately at the rate
.'fniiiiin, a cent u week, audit looks
us If ic may go down to 50 cents. It
lias Sf ready fallen about 0 cents since
early mmiUvt, That decline, coupled with half a cent a pound on
u.id. means a loss of about $7 a ton
on all concentrates shipped. The
Standard, I'or instance, has been paying dividends at the rate of $25,000 a
month. Under the new scale its pro-
tits on the same output will be cut in
"It is part of ;he agreement wh.'ch
was under discussion at New York
thkt the mines of the Coeur d'Alenes
shall continue their restricted output
on about the same basis as at present. The manner in which that output shall bedivided among the various mines is a matter that must be
worked out among the mineowners
I'or instance, the Ilecla i.s now closed
down, and the Standard is shipping,
Thc same people are partly interested in each company. It will not be
fair to keep the Ilecla closed down
Indefinitely, Some arrangement will
probably bo made whereby it can
produce for a part of the time at
least. In that case the Standard
would probably reduce its output to
"Although the new price for lead
is low, it is better than the price
which the Utah lead miners will get.
It is expected that tliey will receive
about $8.30for their lead."
Strll.i-.ssi  tils- "N.,.|SHwil.
Pood fortune has attended the
starting Up of the Neepawa, on Ten
Mile, and its English bonder considers himself one of the luckiest men
in the camp. The second day alter
work stalled a line bodv of ore wns
broken into and, according to last
accounts, is continuing. Charley
Sandiford, who is superintending the
Operations, made a careful examination of the lower tunnel and found in
dieatlons tbat the paystreak had out
across the drift to the right, and that
it had not been followed. He swung
off the drift according to the indications and in three feet, broke into the
ore mentioned. He states there is 20
inches of high grade mineral now in
sight. It is a fortunate strike fer Ten
Mile, ns the Neepawa hail been bonded a number of times without tangible results. The faith of its owners
lias been demonstrated and proven
CMS Aa is in A.IJ,, uracil.
The suit of Clark vs Collom and
Adams, arising out of the sale ofthe
Arlington mine, entne up in Nelson
during the week, R P. Da'is, of
Vancouver, and W. A. Mnedonahl,
acting for tho defendants), applied before Chief Justice McColl for an adjournment of the trial of the action,
which whs set for hearing at Rossland.   The application was mado on
$2.00 PEK ANNUH.
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Work ts to be Commenced en These Two
Charles Dempster, of Rossland, who
put through the deal On the Republic
group, near this city, and more recently negotiated the sale of tho
Champion group, arrived in on Tuesday, having returned a dav or so
previous from Detroit,. Mich. His
trip in was for the purpose of getting
things into shape for the commencement of operations on his purchases.
Work is to' begin on the Champion
group before February and a force
of six men will be employed. Cabins
are to be erected and a couple of
drifts started on the vein, so that the
force may be increased by spring and
shipments made.
On tho Republic, Mr. Dempster
said his people had been disappointed
in not starting up ere now, but arrangements had been completed for
the commencement of operations by
January 18. R. C. Campbell-Johnston, of Nelson, will have charge* of
the work, and the aim will be to get
as much ore as possible on the dump
pending the completion ofthe wagon
road. It ia the intention to get the
road started as early us practicable
in the spring, as money was now
available for the carrying out of the
project, Every effort will be centred
upon making heavy and regular
Below is a list of the shipments
made by tho Arlington from tho first
ofthe year to Nov. 30. November's
shipments were sadly curtailed by
reason of the bad roads. Thc figures
January  480.01
February M  30'J.Ofr
March  420.01
April  174.01)
May  22-1.00
June  330.01
July  24445
August  440.31
September  830.01)
October  1140,65?
November  248.75
Total  -1906.53
Editor Dkii.l:
Sir,—In order that the general public may be fully enlightened as to
what kind of people are operating the
Ottawa property, I beg to append the
opinion of Mayor York of this city,
who states that we ''are the oniy
cheap outfit in thc country." Sincerely vours,    THOMAS Mulvey
Slocan, Dec. 12, I'M.
tluiistsoisso Dividends.
The fourth dividend for 1901 has
just been paid by the Ymir mine,
making the total distribution during
the year $li)2,000I That the profits
are being well maintained is indicated by the fact that tho last returns
made of monthly pre fits are in excess
of those of any previous month. It
is expected that the big cyanide
plant will be in operation iu about
two months' time, when tlie monthly
profits will be increased By about
{6000. Up to date the rich ore found
recently ou the No. 4 level has not
been drawn upon.
Trail Hint-Its*!- lo Clous..
The Trail smelter expect3 to closedown for a month. Tbat step Is necessary to permit of the rock crusher
now in use being replaced by a modern machine of double its capacity.
.Most of the apparatus has been delivered. The plant employs 000 men,
but the, BhUt-dOwn hns been expected
ns the Importance of the Improvements is realised, With the new
crusher in position the output enn be
substantially increased. The Bess-
Innd mines will not ship to Trail until the new machinery is set up.
llrols,' UN I'l-g.
James Davis was brought down
from the Enterprise on Tuesday, suf
faring from a fracture ofthe left leg.
lie hnd just gone on shift when the
accident occurred. The previous
shift had shot, the waste away from
the ore, leaving it standing. Davis
came in to straighten things up,
when tho ore suddenly fell, pinning
him to the floor. Dr. Forin set the
broken limb and tlio patient is receiving every attention nt the local
Last Tear's Shipments Were S847 Tons—
A Healthy Evidence or the "Life ans*
AVuuIth of the Camp—Arlington th*
Biggest Shipper.
It is satisfactory to relate tbat shir**-
ments have been resumed Irom the
division, and they are not likely to
cease till spring arrives. Though
not much snow is in evidence,yet the
sharp coid weather of late lias hardened the roads and given the wagons
a chance to get up and down from
the mines. Eighty tons ia the sum
total for the week, of which 20 tons
was from the Enterprise. The tatter's new mill lias not yet got down
to running shape and some adjust,
mentsof the machinery hare yet to
be made. Bat in the mine the ore
reserves arc constantly increasing
and it is in shape to make a big shipping record. The corrected figures
for the Arlington to Nov. 50 nrs
49G7 tons, to which must be added
this week's shipments of W tons, raising tho amount to 5027 tons.beiiig by
long odds the heaviest exports in the
entire Slocan, At the inino there is
a large amount of oro to come down,
which has been accumulating since
the early part of November. The
recent strike on the east vein of the
Arlington materially increases tho
shipping capacity of the mine. There
will be a number of smaller properties figure in the shipments next
week. For the year to date the exports amount to" 5987 tons, being a
gain of 115 per cent over the high
record of 1900.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. Following is
a list ol the shipments this year to
Arlington  60             5027
Enterprise  20            040
Two Friends  40
Black I'rince _ 155
ftoiulholder. a IB
ehiirle.-ra . :T.  15
Speculator  10
Phoenix  23
V&M  20
FiHmeralda  2
Hampton  12
Fourth of July  ,               12
Tamarac  5
80 5987
Bar silver is still hovering around
54 cents.
Tern Avison, New Denver, is foreman at the Neepawa.
Sandon mines shipped CIS tens of
ore during November.
During November the Whitewater
sent out 272 tons of ore.
Walter  Adams  is  looking  after
things at tho Arlington.
The bond on the Tamarac is due
Monday and will be lifted.
At thc Ottawa a raise Is being put
through and shipping ore blocked
Ore shipments from the entire Slocan are in the neighborhood of 25,000
W. B. Munroe is the new superintendent at the Arlington, vice W. F.
DuBois resigned.
Oro from the Exchange will be
sent out shortly. There will be about
10 tons in the consignment.
An addition is to be built to the
bnnklioaso at the Transfer, Anew
blacksmith shop is also going up.
Sid Cooper and Jack Aitchison
have taken a lease on the Paystreak,
Twelve Mile creek, nnd have started
Work has ceased on the Hampton
group for the winter. Mr. McNaught
is well satisfied with the summer's
The Molly Gibson has commenced
shipping ore again to the Nelson
smelter. Neil McMillan, of thiscity,
has the contract for hauling the oro
to the lake.  .
Dan McCuaig last week finished his
contract for the erection ofthe bunk-
houses at the Iron Horse. He made
a good Job and received many compliments therefor.
Cioss and Nathan are making good
money out of their lease on the Duplex, on tho first north fork of Lemon
creek. The oro body continues permanent in the main drift.
Rapid progress is being made at
thc Transfer. In addition to the outside work, new trail and buildings,
there has been 10 feet of drifting done
on the vein, nil within a month. Four
feet of rock a day is being broken,
the drift following in tho footwall.
Hunches of oro are being encountered
at intervals.
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Copyri**ht. 1901b*/ Thomas P. Montfort
"My God. Loueesy, you are killln me!
Tou bave broken my heart Ob, please,
please tell me I: Is not true, that look 1
saw In your eyea, and tbat you do love
Sbe did not raise her bead, but between ber sobs be heard her murmur:
-I can't I can't, for I don't love your
Without anotber word be passed
from tbe room and went staggering uncertainly dowu tbe walk to tbe street
Be felt that he bad received a deathblow, and I"* reality be bad received
tbat wblcb wns far worse, for death
would have Ir ought an end to pain aad
suffering, and this rsroti-iht pain and
lufferlug only.
At the yard gate be stoppe****, ansl,
leaning heavll.- against a post, he look-
"For Ood'a soke, don't tc y that!"
ed back at tbe bouse. Through tbe
window be saw bis wife sitting as be
had left ber, and a great yenrnlnjj came
over blm to take ber In bis urms and
bold ber to bis bosom and kiss ber. *iu t
tbe next moment be remembered tbe
words she bad spoken and the look sbe
had given blm, stud, laying bis-' id
against his arm, be said sadly:
"But sbe Is not mine 1   Sh** te aet
A DANGEROUS mekttho.
Although a couple of weeks bud passed since James Melvln a.rived on Possum Ridge, the public bat! by no means
lost Interest In blm, and neither bad Its
curiosity regarding blm been In any degree satisfied. He was still an object
of wonder, and speculation concerning
him—bis past life and character and
his purpose In eoml >t to tbe Ridge—
was as rife as It bad ever been.
Of coarse his statement to old man
Turner thst he bad come tbere to prospect for mineral bad spread abroad
among the people, but tbere were very
few who believed for a moment thst
there was a word of truth in It Tbere
were no mineral developments In that
section and, so far as auy one knew, no
Indications of mineral deposits. In
view of these things, what likelihood
wu there of a company of cir-lt-, urt-s
sending a man there on any such mission?
Pap Sampson, so boastful of hla abft-
'.ty to Judge people at first sight had
been compelled to admit though be did
It reluctantly enough, tint for once ho
had made a mistake when be so confidently asserted that M-lvin wss a
preacher and tbat hit, object In coming
to Possum Ridge wss *n bold soma
"■neetln'-r at tbe Coci*. Run "meetln
house." Jason Roberts, still having an
excuse for holding to his first formed
opinion, continued to artme that he was
tbere for tbe purpose of buying something. But Jason wa i alone, or very
nearly so, In his oplis .■-. and both be
and Pap bed tbe satis'action of seeing
Jim Thorn, a men upstart, holding tho
lead In public opinion for once.
Melvln soon obeerv. .1 thst wherever
be went tbe people -*. .itched blm curiously snd tbat tbe {-rest msjority of
tbem showed an unmistakable llsposi*
tion to avoid Mrs. lis could engsgs
bnt few of tbem In c hiv-nation, and If
he approached a group of tbem and undertook to show tbem tin* social side of
his nature they Immediately began to
exchange furtive glao.es and present
|y, one by one, dropped away nntil be
was left alone.
Of course this conduct on tbe part of
the people was nnplessant to « stranger, for It made blm feel tbat be was
not welcome and that his company
was less preferable then his absence.
Ts Melvln It was more. It not only
annoyed but It disturbed blm. A
man wbo Is carrying In bis bosom a
dread secret Is always under an sppre-
benilon thst he Is going to be found
out and any little peculiarity In tse
conduct of those about htm Is sure to
excite his suspicions and awaken In
him a feeling of uneasiness.
Several times during tbe two weeks
Melvln bad msde visits 'o Beckett's
Mill, ostensibly to make trifling pur
chases at tbe store, but In resllty for a
far different purpose. Bach time, however, be bsd come back ss be bsd gone,
his purpose unaccomplished. But at
last fortune favored him.
One evening be bad left the village to
return to Turner's, where be wss still
stopping, wben In passing through a
thick wood be came auddenly face to
with Mrs. Banks.   Both stinted
back In surprise, but Melvln recovered
himself quickly, and, grasping her
im nils In bit", lie looked full into ber
fact.* anil Cried!
"Thank Hod, Louisa, I bave met you
at last!"
Tben be caressed ber hands, bis mind
In sueb a tumult tbat be could und no
further words to speak, and wben after
a moment sbe would have drawn her
bands away be held tbem fast
"Don't please don't!" sbe said In
tones of soft remonstrance, looking
anxiously around. "I— Please let me
"No. no!" be replied. "Don't ask me
to do tbst It would be cruel after 1
have hungered and starved for a sight
of you all tbls long time. Ob, Louisa,
you don't know bow I love you and
bow. I bave missed yon and yearned
for you!  Oh, my darling!"
He made a movement to put his arm
shout ber, but sbe tore herself from bis
grasp and, ataggerlnc back, stood lean-
'n** against a tree. Sbe was trembling
all over, her face red and white by
turns and an uneasy, scared expression
In ber eyes.
After a momentary pause he advanced toward ber, but she held up her
hand to -.top bim.
"You forget," sbe said ln low tones.
"■'orget what?" he asked, his eyes
fixed eagerly cu ber.
"i'hat-tbat I am married."
He' hesitated an Instant then said
"No: 1 don't forget tbat I wish to
heaven I could and tbat you could forget it too. But I love yon, Louisa, and
If you were married a thousand times
I'd love you. It may be wrong, but I
don't believe It ts; but right or wrong,
! love you. and I'll alwaya love you. I
can't b.ln It"
A light of heavenly bliss swept over
her featuivd, then quickly died away.
"Don't say that" abe pleaded. "You
have no right"
"Hut 1 have," be replied. "I bave
more right than any one else, for I love
you mure, and you love me. Isn't tbat
true, LouisaV   Don't you love me?"
She made no reply, but bid her face
In her hands.   Presently be repeated:
"Don't you love me, Louisa?"
She waited a moment tben looked np
"You nre cruel, cruel!" she cried. "If
you were not you'd spare me. You
have no right to ask me that"
"Then It Is true." be cried Joyfully,
"and you do love me."
She looked up Into bis face and aaid
"God knows I do! ' It is wicked, but
It Is true, and I cannot belp It I love
you wltb all my heart and all my soul."
"It Is not wicked," he replied. "We
darned to love wben we bad a right
before you married tbat man. lt Is not
as though we had begun to love now.
You were mine—your heart and your
soul—before you became bis. We loved
each otber tben, aud It la not wicked In
us that our love will not die."
"I don't know," sbe answered
thoughtfully. "It seems like all happiness Is wrong and tbat we can't do
tight wltbont being miserable. Ob, 1
don't know wby we should ever bave
"Say rather tbat yon don't know why
we shou' ii ever have parted." he said.
"Oh. Louisa, why did you go away
from me when you knew I loved you
and wanted you to be my wife? Wby
did you leave me wben you loved me?"
"1 didn't '-now tben."
"Didn't know what?"
"Tbat I loved you."
"Didn't you know It then?"
"No. I knew 1 liked you, and I
thought of you sometimes In a different
wa. from what I ever thought of any
one else, but 1 was young, and I didn't
know what love was."
"Wby did you marry—tbat other™
"My parents urged me, and I liked
blm. 1 even thought I loved him. Afterward tbere was an awakening, and
then I knew tbe truth. That awakening was bitter and cruel."
"Aud you suffered," be said softly,
placing his band on her head. "My
poor little girl!"
"Yes; 1 suffered," she replied wearily,
"and Cod alone knows bow much I suffer yet'
"1 I now," be "i-ild, again taking ber
bands i h's. "Bat tbere Is tbe future."
Sbe shook her head slowly.
"It will be tbe same as tbe past and
tbe present 1 sball go on suffering to
tbe end."
"But you need no..'
"1 must"
He was thoughtful') silent for a little
while. Tben be said:
"Louisa, you have mo right to sacrifice 'our life and happiness, and not
only your life and happiness, but mine.
It would '*e a ain, a fur greater sin than
-tbe other."
Sbe knew bis meaning, and she drew
away from blm. When sbe spoke,
there wss resentment In ber voice.
"I don't tblnl 1 have given you any
excuse for ssylng tbat," sbe said. "If
I have, I didn't mean It You must let
me go."
"Have you notblng more to say to me
after all our long separation?" be asked
In hurt tones.
"I bave said too much already," she
"I did not mean to say anything to
hurt rou. and I humbly and sincerely
beg your forgiveness. Loving you as I
tlo, I woultl not hurt a balr of your
head.   Wou't you believe me, Louisa?"
"I—yes; I believe you. Now let me
"No, no, not yetl Think bow long It
bu been since I saw youl Don't go
Just yet"
"I must" "i t. ■'■
"You are cruel. Louisa."*      'WSjfo
"It Is you wbo are cruel."     ' "■■•' ':■'■
"1? How?"
"Can't you understand what your
keeping me bere mrnus?"
"I can understand that It means a
taste of heaven te me."
(To be Co-otimu-Ml.)
Of lUcont Tears Mas of Steading Bar*
Bran Ambitious to Hold Municipal
Office in thu -Mother Cousstry—Standard
of N.ulcus*.! and City Life Is Halt-Mi, bat
There Are Still l.viL to Combat.
Nothing has been ao useful to
Groat Britain in the last few years
as the ambition of men of standing
to hold municipal office, to work
municipal affairs. It is a healthy
sign. Not merely is it good aa
showing the wish of what is called
the aristocracy to take pari in the
public affairs and to perform their
share of duty to the community at
large, but it has also raised ths
standard of municipal liie and i*. a
guarantee of municipal purity, It
is not a thousand years ago since
municipalities in Scotland were by
no means free from the suspicion of
corruption. It is not by legislation
alone that the standard of municipal
life in Scotland Snd England has
been raised. It hua been raised because the standard of our national
life bns been raised. it has been
raised bectiUSe the standard of purity
in public life has been maintained
and extended to all brunches of public  life.
Every day witnesses an increasing
interest in muuicipul affairs. Every
day men of standing occupy municipal office and discharge it not
merely as a matter of duty, but as
a matter of enthusiasm. The other
day at Winchester I saw a procession
of English Muyors which made me
feel that if thoso gentlemen had been
divested of their gorgeous raiments
and had been left in the ordinary attire of their fellow-citizens thoy
would have presented a body of men
of standing, of capacity, and of
learning that would compare with
u/iy ordinary senate. That In itself marks a great stride towards
the best possible realization of our
llut for all that we are not safe.
The bacillus of municipal corruption
is one that is extremely difficult to
detect in its early growth, and extremely difficult to extirpate in its
later growth, and we have the example of a community which is united to England by the nearest ties
of blood to show that by slow and
Insidious degrees a corrupt force
may obtain supremacy in our municipalities, a force which when onco established It is almost impossible to
drive out. 1 do not believe that it
exists among them now, but it is a
danger to which we were always liable on account of the increasing
magnitude of funds with which our
municipalities have to deal. Tho
debts of municipalities and of the
county corporations are something
like £315,000,000 sterling. That
ia a vast sum. It is a national
debt in itself. Dut it is well spent
by municipalities which bring profit
and material benefit to the communities over which they preside.
We do not regret the sum owing,and
wo are glad to think that it has
been well laid out.
At the same time, it must be remembered, that where a debt of that
kind could be incurred there must be
facilities for illocit expenditure, and
facilities for illicit expenditure, and
but for corruption; and when thoso
facilities or liabilities occur we
must keep a vigilant watch that
corruption does not creep ln. Thero
is a great cry in England, and tn
Scotland, too, louder in London
than elsewhere, against increase in
local taxes. I myself have grumbled at noticing the increase of my
taxes. But people forget how much
more they require than their fathers did 40 or 50 years ago. There
was one staplo commodity of which
our ancertors and predecessors required comparatively little—namely,
water; and I um happy to think that
the reason why people roqulre so
much moro water is not merely owing to an increase ih population, but
to the enormous development of
cleanly habits among our population.
The municipnlities of the country
are vying with each other ln seeking
and tapping every source of water
they can find in order to provide for
their inhabitant! and their citizens,
Dut water is only one of tlie developed wants of civilization. We
require  much   better   light. Thn
streets lit uu i hoy were *10 or f*0
years ago would be considered "cutthroat lanes" by tlie population of
to-day. Hocruetlon grounds, open
■paces and Is si j tion hospitals are
Items of value which wero scarcely
known to our forefathers, and such
conditions have been brought to
the highest possible development today by any llritish town council
which respects itself or wishes to bo
re-elected.—-From a recent speech
of Lord Kosobcry.
- , ■■   n   i.
British Brevities.
There are 2,244 Spaniards in England, also 658 Portuguese.
The London fire brigade uses 17,-
000,000 gallons of water yearly.
Drttish inhabitants drink 35,000,-
000 bottlen yearly of patent
About 616,000,000 telephone ines-
snges are sent yearly in Orcat Britain
John Bull's national credit is £18
for every one pound of his national
Five million pounds sterling is
spent yenrly on funerals in tho British Isles.
During the lust century 4,854 patents were taken out for furniture In
Great Dritaiu.
Four hunilrerl llril isli companies go
Into liquidation yearly, costing their
shareholders in all £12,000,000.
llnilsn-liswrll „n Hi, I Ier.
Mulor-Oeneral Badun-I'owoll, when
interviewed us to thu dismissal of
(Itinera) Duller, said, with a lot of
feeling! "lt seems terribly hard luck,
utter  all   Ibe splendid  service. It
teems to me to have been a littlo
TDiil'oiit Unit slsniilil have been for-
The Origin of the Undent-round Rivers That Have mm Outlet Under the
Persian Golf Has Never Been Satisfactorily  Explained.
Along the shallow bottom of the
ocean, not very far from the land, a
number of openings have been discovered In various parts of the world
through which water as pure and fresh
as that of any bubbling spring mingles
with the salt water of the sea. Another remarkable class of fresh water
springs Is those that sink out of sight
er perhaps never come to the surface,
but follow bidden channels under tbe
land and under the sea until they finally come to tbe open air on an Island.
Both of these types of underground
rivers are perhaps most remarkably Illustrated near and on Bahrein Island,
In the Persian gulf, a place tbat Is also
noted SS one of the chief sources of
Bahrein Island, tbe largest cf tbe
group of Islands bearing that name, la
about twenty miles off the coast of
Arabia In tbe Persian gulf. As tbe Island haa almost no rainfall lt Is a
dead level of sandy desert relieved only
by palm groves and patches of vegetation where water springs to tbo surface from the mysterious underground
channels. In many places tbe water
does not reach tbe surface, but is found
by sinking wells, tbe water being raised to the surface by donkeys and bullocks and poured into tbe channels
from which the date palms and otber
crops are Irrigated. These springs cannot possibly be derived from tbe Island,
and It Is no more likely that tbey come
from the sandy wastes of neighboring
Arabia. The Arabian shore ss far as
can be seen Is low and devoid of water
except at El-Katif where similar
springs are found.
Arabs say that these streams come
straight from the Euphrates river
through an underground channel by
which the great river, In part, flows beneath the Persian gulf. Geologists,
bowever, bave dismissed this theory.
Though the origin ot the springs bas
not yet been satisfactorily explained,
the most favored theory is tbat tbey
come from tbe well watered slopes of
the Persian mountains far to tbe north.
If tbls theory Is correct, lt means tbat
tbe rainfall sinks Into the earth's crust
until It reaches Impermeable rock
strata along which It la carried for a
great distance to tho south out under
the sea until the rock, sloping upward,
again brings the water near the surface on Bahrein Island. Some of tbe
wells tbat are thus supplied are enormous, and one of them, tbe Adurl,
serves for tbe Irrigation of many miles
of date palms through a canal of ancient construction. The Adarl well Is
one of tbe great sights of Bahrein, being a deep basin of water 22 by 40
yards In else. Tbe fact tbat It comes
from a far higher source ts shown by
the force wltb which it enters tbe well
Divers, driven back by the strong current, are unable to reach the bottom.
Tbere being no wells within miles of
some of tbe coast towna of Bahrein,
they obtain water from springs tbat
Issue from tbe bottom of the gulf not
far from tbe shore. These springs of
course bave tbe same origin aa tbe
wells. Divers, wltb goatskins under
their arms, dive through tbe salt water
and All the skins wltb the cold, fresh
liquid at the bottom. Tbe water obtained in tbls way usually contains
a alight admixture of sslt water, so
that the mixture Is just a little brack-
lab. At some of these openings at tbe
sea bottom the besd cf water entering
tbe tea Is so strong tbst wben hollow
bamboos are pushed down Into It the
water rises through the tubes, delivering tbe fresh water directly Into vessels tbat are held by men and women
wbo are sitting ln tbe boats tbat
brought them from tbe land. Tbe
force of tome of tbe streams ss tbey
come from tbe earth Is so considerable
tbat it pushes back tbe sslt wster, and
tbe spring is not mixed wltb tbe sea
water for quite a space around tbe
place of entrance.
It bas been practically determined
within the past few years that tbe waters of a small river in West Africa
wblcb disappeared In a fresh water
swamp tbat bat no visible outlet And
tbelr way by an underground channel
Into tbe Atlantic and mingle with tbe
sea through an opening In tbe bottom
tbat bas been discovered a few miles
from Cape Verde. A cbsnoel bas been
found on tbe sea floor which, apparently, was cnt by some fresh water
stream. During some soundings that
were made In 1805 for the purpose of
finding and raising a broken cable the
vessel engaged in tbe work waa sur*
rouuded by swamp vegetation that waa
coutinually rising to the surface. It
was evidently brought through the underground channel from the swamp.
The breaking of a cable off the mouth
of the Rovuran river ln Bast Africa
has beeu attributed to the destructive
action of a strong current of sweet
water entering the sea level several
miles from the land. Another remarkable example of a submarine 1 iv -r Is
found to the north of the city of aHcb
on the Pacific coast of South America.
A river from the Andes that Is grnd-
uslly swallowed up In the sand has
been found to mnke Its way Invisibly
Into the sea, wltb which It unites some
miles from the land.
Drain Weight. /
It Is stated by an authority that the
weight of a man's brain lias notblng to
do with his mental power. It is u question of cllninte. not of Intellect. The
colder the climate, the {-.renter the size
of the brain. Tlie largest Iii'imIh of all
are those of the Ch»•"*&»l-shea, who live
very far north, nud next come the
he*"ii« of the ! jsnps.
The Tnffboat Cantata.
A tug lay hard by, and the captain
added his bit to my sociological nocturne, as I sat In the pilot house and
peered out on tbe wnter, where red
lights and green lights, with many of
yellow and white, dripped zigzag fash-
Ion down from the wharfs and ships.
"Where do you sleep?" questioned I.
"Why, here," be replied, "in this very
pilot house on that nice fluffy bunk
you're a-setttn' on; an' sometimes 1
sleep at tbat wheel, a-stecrln' this boat,
sir. Can't be helped, sir. The hours we
work would stave in a trained nurse
an' send a sentinel to be shot Why,
man, I've seed tbe time when I've stuck
by that wheel twenty grim hours at a
stretch. Once it was forty-two hours.
And when you read In the paper about
towln' a big propeller clean through a
dock or Jaiuniin' her into her next door
neighbor fer keeps don't you say us tug
folks are Johnnie Daws. Just sny we're
worked and worked till we sleep at the
wheel.   For that's God's truth, sir."
Mllltarr Terns.
One Wha felt Strongly.
"How do thu people In your neighborhood like rural free delivery?" wrote tbe
congressman wbo had been instrumental
In having it established la that particular
"They like It so well," wrote his Influential constituent in reply, "that they
don't come to town half as much for
their mall as tbey used to do, and my
trade bas fallen off 25 per cent. You've
bsd the Isst vote for congress you'll ever
get from me, daru you!"
Ah Easy Hark.
"John, did you split the kindling?*
"Yes, dear."
"It the coal in?"
"Seven buckets full."
"Now come and belp me get the children to bed, and when the house is perfectly quiet you can hnvo the dining room
to yourself and write, a short story to pay
the house rent and a poem or two for tbe
gas and water bills, and see if you can
write a love song tbnt you run sell for
enough to pay tbe milkman and tbe washerwoman."
Johnnie Wanted te Know.
"Pa, what's a bookworm?"
"A bookworm, my boy? It's a species
of worm that Is found in very old books."
"Is It bad for dogs?"
"For dogs? I guess It wouldn't do Vm
any good."
"Then I'm sorry I let Fldo eat the In-
sides out of that old book that you inid
wus worth more'n forty dollars."
F.mny to Correct.
"Is It true tbnt I'hyuistcr wears s celluloid shirt bosom?"
'"Yes, lint merely ns a matter of business. It's so miit'li easier to revise a
poem written on Hint kind, you know.
Words nnsi lines enn be rubbed out without trouble."—Chicago l"u»t.
The Queer Stock In Trade ot . psj
dler  In  Kentucky.
"Not, long ngo," remarked a tr.ivniu.
mnn. "I went up picturesque KenS
river on a little steamboat which ri_
froin Louisville to Frankfort. Bv th.
way, there isn't a wilder or more beautl
fill stream in the whole country than
thnt snme Kentucky river. The boat
passes through eight or ten governmen
locks during the trip. On the boat I ll
countered n queer old customer, a Ions*
bearded, grizzled Kentueklnn, who was
full of interesting reminiscences
" 'Once on a time,' he said, 'I made a
henp o' money up nn' down this little ol*
" 'What did you peddler* I nsked
<- 'Keards,' he answered; 'playin' keardi
" 'That was a queer stock in trade'
was my comment. "H„w did you happen
to have such a mixed lot as that?'
"'I bought it at a auction down t'
Loo'sville,'* be explained. 'The auctioneer
lumped 'em, so I had to tnke 'em. But I
got rid of 'em-yes, stree, ev'ry one cf
'cm. People along this river is alius wild
fer playin' keards. I sold 'em playin*
k.enrds fer two dollars a pack. They
went off rnpid, ev'ry one of 'em, yes
siree, an' I dldn' have nary Bible left on
hand ntither.*
" 'How much did you get for your
dlbleB?' I asked.
" 'Laws,' the reminiscent Kentuckian
explained, 'them Bibles went off rapid
too.   I give 'em away with th' keards.'"
An Offer.
Tramp—Got any cold cocoanut, lady?
Mrs. Woolu-Woola—No; but if yon'H
take the niKS down and give them a good
'linking and bring them up promptly I'll
give you some cocoanut bash.
Theory and Practice.
Towne—You kuow Greculenf believe*
In tlie theory that we all become wbat we
Browne—But he's a vegetarian, isn't
Browne— Then how doee be account for
bls'haviug become such a lobster?—Philadelphia Press.
Her One  Request.
"Charley, dear," said young Mrs. Tor*
kin's, "there is one favor I want to aik
you. I hope you will realise it is for
your own good aud aot get angry."
"What Is It?"
"I want you to solemnly promise ms
that you will never bet on a born* tbst
isn't golug to win."
Another Dear Old Theory Shattered.
"You can't," bo argued, because he
thought he wns a philosopher, "get something from nothing." ,
"Oh. I don't know about thst," sha replied, piekiitg a long yellow hair from Ills
shoulder. "This Is pretty near it."—
Chicago Record-Herald.
Partly Aeconnted Por.
Blazer—Where does tlmt man Film*
mer get nil IiIh money''
Buzzer--\\VII. I loaned him five dollars two years ngo
It Is claimed thnt dentistry prolniit**
life. As hns iieen snid ot matrimony, It
cTiiiilnly inukcs It seem longer.
No man enn build character by tryim*
to raze tbnt of others.—Nashville Banner.
Deep-Seated Kidney Disease often the Result of a Neglected Cold
—Then Come Great Sufferings from Lumbago and Backache-
Few people realize what a vast proportion of aorious iUnc-wes arises Irom cold settling on somo delicate
organ of the body. Tho kidneys and llvsir, an wsdl as tho lungn, are vs-ry easily iiltocted by sudden changes of
temperature, and the results are often suddenly fatal. It Is a common exiieriencn with farmers, teamsters,
railroad men and laborers to have a cobl settle on the kidneys and throw theso organs, us well an th'o whole
digestive system oul of order. Thoro is usually backache, pains In tho sldea and limbs, deposits In tho urine,
pain and scalding with urination and irregularity of the bowels.
So many thousands of cases of serious kidney disease have been cured by Pr. Chaso's Kidnoy-Llver Pill"
that they have come to be considered an absoluto cure for all kidney derangements. They are purely vegetable ln composition, prompt and pleasant in action, and thorough and far-ronohlng in their effects. Tliey
are endors-d by doctors, lawyers, ministors and others, and are beyond doubt tho most efficacious treatment.
obtainable for diseases of the kidneys and liver. One pill a dose ; 35 cents a box ; at all dealers or Bd-
manson. Bates - Co., Toronto. The Drill.
Mostly  Portlaalma.
Hunt—It seems strange to me to hear
you criticise your wife's reflections as
harangues, lo view of the fact tbat In
the earlier days of your married life
yon spoke of your wife's voice as the
very soul of music.
Blunt—That's all right, too, but you
see site's drifted from the Italian to
the Wagnerian school.-
-Tha  Only  On*  Eligible.
Papa— So. Bobby, you're tbe president of your bicycle club. That's very
nice. How did tbey happen to choose
Bol.by—Well, you see, papa, I'm the
only boy that's got a bicycle.
A Kiitilstleal Item of Interest to women Is that today women are two
IncbeM taller on an average thau tbey
were iwenty-flve yeara ugo.
Laiiijililack mixed with turpentine to
a consistency that will flow readily
from i lie brush makes a good marking
Por Tired Eyas,
Eyes will be greatly strengthened by
putting the face down Into a glass or
eyecrp of water the first thing In the
morning and opening tbem under water. Tbls Is somewhat difficult to do
at first, but if the water for two or
three days be tepid and gradually mads
colder by Imperceptible degrees until
It Is uu shock to put tbe face Into quite
cold water It will soon become quite
easy and Is very Invigorating and refreshing.
if slone regularly every day, tbls
treat incut alone will preserve the sight
Into quite old age. There is a right
nnd wrong way of wiping the eyes
after this, too, and tbe right way Is to
pass tbe soft towel very gently from
tbe outer angle Inward toward tbe
If after a long day tbe eyes feel so
hot n nl tired tbat they seem dim when
oue tiles to rend or to do a little necessary sewtUg for oneself, they should be
bathed wltb cold tea from wblcb tho
leaves bave been removed.
It Jarred Hlns.
"Pleasant offices you bave bere,"said
a policy bolder who visited a life insurance office In tbe Postal Telegraph
building In New York to pay his pre-
- aiiiiim. Tbe windows overlook the City
Hall park and tbe Nat lin n Hale stntue.
"Yes." replied the Insurance man,
"but the Inscription on thnt Hnle statue, patriotic nnd Inspiring though It
Is. strikes a discordant note In the
■snid of one wbo Is underwriting risks
on men's Uvea. Look at It—'My only
regret is that I have but one life to
give In defense of my country.'"
Deallaar  la  Patares.
Mr. Newcd— I have an option on that
Blank avenue bouse. How would yoa
like ii for our borne, my dear?
Mrs Ne wed—Oh. It's a pretty place,
but you know It Is said to be haunted.
Mamma snys sue wouldn't set her foot
inside tbe door for any amount of
Mr. Ncwed—That settles It. I'll close
the denl for It tbo first thing In tbe
Arab Masle.
Arab music bus been described ns the
singing of a prima donna who has rup-
fnriHl her voice In trying to sing a duet
with herself. Bach note starts from
somewhere between a sharp and a flat.
but does not stop even there and splits
up into four or more portions, of which
no person can' be expected to catch
more than one at a time.
Jas. McKee. Llnwood, Ont.
Larhlin McNeil, Mabou, C. B.
John A. McDonald, Arnprior, Ont.
0. 11. Hilling, Markham, Oat.
John Muder, Mahone Bay, N.S
Lewis ButU*, Burin, Nnd.
These well known gentlemen all as-
R<'i*i I hat they wero cured by M1N-
Al.-':' 1.INIMJ3NT.'
Ths man who owns but one shirt
•". ii I'i'ssarlly, short of change.
Yonr    neighbor's baby is a crying
Minard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
woman is less auspicious of flattery
"an any other animal.
Eve invented temptntioa. but men
"ave monopolizad it ever siaco.
.**•<* rnpldly does lung Irritation spread and
"""I'-'n, thnt sjften iu a few weeks a simple
"■{■MKh eu nilnnios In lubnrculnr consump.
"«»■• tllvo heed to n csmgh. there is always
JMp-r In delay, tret a ho tlo of Bickle's
/•mi Uinsumntlre 8yrop and cure yuuwelf.
"isii m.dlclno unsurpassed for all throat
»a unn trouble*, lt In compounded from
tTsI'i horba, each one of which etands at
Inn, ,"d *-'. ,1,B "st as eiertlng a wonderful
nuu,.,,., in onrl      ooMu-pUon and  all
He Had Suffered for Forty Years
From Dyspepala—Food Became
Detestable and Stomach Cramps
Made Life a Burden.
From The Topic, Petrolea, Ont.
Few men in Petrolea are better
known than Mr. Thomas Findlay,
who has resided here nearly forty
years. In 1862 Mr. Findlay come
here, and before the railroad connected with Petrolea he drove a stage
coach, bringing the early oil men.
When tho railroad came here Mr.
Findlay engaged S» tbe oil business,
but later he suffered from a gun accident, that disabled his hands permanently. After recovering from his
Mr. Findlay was appointed constable
and night watchman for the town,
which office he has held during thirty
years pant. This accident wa» by no
means Mr. Findlay's worst misfortune. From early youth he had been
a martyr to dyspepsia, which fiaally
became so bad that he looked forward to death as a merciful release.
Happening to hear that Mr. Findlay
had found complete relief from his
lifelong foe, a Topic reporter waited
on him to find if this was true. Mr.
Findlay waa only too glad to tell his
story, hoping iu publicutton might
help some other sufferer. " I am a
pretty old man sow," said Mr.Findlay, " but I cannot remember the
time when I was not in pain from
pernicious dyspepsia and stomach
trouble until lately. As a young man
on the farm I suffered all sorts of
pains with it; food would sour on my
stomach and violent vomiting Bpells
would follow. As 1 grew older my
sufferings increased. 1 could not eat
anything but the simplest kind of
food, and little of that. My system
became badly run down and I grew
so weak that I really looked forward
to death as a release from my misery. Ono after another I tried doctors and medicines, but could get no
relief; then in despair I concluded to
quit all and await the end. Meantime my condition hecame worse.
Violent cramps attacked my legs,
prostrating me for a time. They became worse and more frequent until
they one day attacked my stomach,
und I thought my end had come.
Unable to move and in agony I was
driven home, as I thought to die,
but after an injection of morphine I
gradually recovered. From that time
on the cramps increasing in frequency
and violence. Nothing gave me relief except the temporary immunity
from pain afforded by morphine. I
becume so weak from pure starvation
that death stared me ia the face.
Finally a friend said: 'Why don't you
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills ? '
•What's the use ?' I said, ' I've tried
everything and just go.t worse all the
time.' 'Well," she said, "you try a
box of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, they
cured me, and I believe they will do
you good.' Well, I purchased a box
aad started taking them. AfU*r a
little I thought they helped me, so I
kept on taking them for a couple of
months when I felt I was really cured
after so many years of suffering. My
strength came back, my stomach recovered its power, and I was able to
eat anything I fancied, and once
more could enjoy life. This ia nearly
two yeara ago. but I waa cured to
stay cured. I have never had a sick
day since or known the slightest
stomach trouble. I am confident I
would be a dead man now if It were
not for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills—
nothing- else ever helped me."
The old adage "experience is tho
best U-arher," might well be applied
in awes of dyspepsia, and if sufferers
would only bo guided by the experience of those who have suffered but
are now well and happy through tho
use of Dr. Williiuns' Pink Pills,
thero wottki be less distress throughout the land. Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills can bo had nt all dealers ln
medicine, or by mail, post paid, at
50 cents a box or six boxes for JiJ.50
by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Sfeored   Into   a   Junior   Partnership
liy B Clmnce Gussf  of  Wind.
"Spunking of taking In partners,"
said a downtown busiuess man. "our
Junior was, you might say, blown In on
us, and I saw him started In our direction, though I bad no Idea of tt at
the time.
"Going down town one summer morning on a Ninth avenue elevated train
I saw sitting opposite to me a young
man who caught my fancy, a substantial, earnest, straightforward looking
chap, whose looks I liked first rate. He
was reading a paper, and presently be
tore off from his paper an advertisement leaf tbat be didn't want and
threw it nut of a window or tiled to,
for as a matter of fact It didn't go out.
A gust of wind with Just the right
twist to It came along at just that moment and blew the paper back, to fall
on a vacant seat next to him.
"And as It fell something la it caught
his eye, aud be picked up tbat part
which be had just beeu trying to throw
away and began earnestly to read it
and ended up by folding It carefully
and putting It In his pocket
"About four minutes after I'd got In
here that inoruing tbls same young
man walks In and applies for a place
that we had been waiting for somebody to fill. Our advertisement for a
man for It was in that paper which 1
bad seen this young man try to throw
away, and which a gust of wlud, by
one cbauce in a million or more, had
blown back upou him and in such a
manner as to fix his attention.
"As a matter of "net I hadn't liked
the young man's act of throwing the
paper out of an elevated car window.
A paper floating dowu and around as
that would do might frighten horses
and lead to no end of trouble and lots
of damage, but no one man thinks
about everything, and he'd learn better
about this, I knew, and so us a matter
of fact I took this young mnn ou tbe
spot on my first impressions of blm.
lie far more than made good and in
due course of time he came into his
junior partnership, literally and truly
blown into it
"Sort o' queer, eh?"
Lots of fellows are not satisfied
oven when they get thero with both
feet. They kU*k because ths*y are not
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh
That Contain Mercury,
nss iiisir.-iir,' will surely dr»troy thesonseofsmell
KXSpi^towrStC whole system wheu
entering it tlirssin-h thn nmcouss surfaces. Biich
srUclOT s ii.ulil MW ho u.is-dexcept«.is prescrip-
thins fr." ri• ,utsUs nliy-is-lans. ns the dsssnngo
Ih" y *Hl <i »l*» loiifc.lJ to lli« K«*«d, jr<»u ssaa pc>**-
bl/slo ivo ton tli-in. ,KtWp't"^!?'
manufactured Isy F. J. *_W__H___l'
contrsiiiH no mercury, stud Ih tisls n Int "■«■■£
iscl insi sllrssct ly upon Uso blond and mucous surface* of ths. VttmtZ In buying.U''l,','£a£k"£
Curo lse sure you net the gees, tie. It *-tHW
Internally, andmado In folosl", Ohio, by F. J.
I'hims-T Aid.   Testimonials free. .
LlSSfl'l*Prii-orlsij., price lie per bottle.
Bull's Fssuslly Pins «re the host.
Dltl you ever notice that It Is the
girl With tho pretty foot that has
moat troublo keoping her shoo lares
■ ii .
Tbe seedy looking man la probably
'*"v ■■' admit that all flesh is grass.
[•e.iple   who    on,y jjcuove   ha)* „•
Wori!' h"y h''ar K™",r,lin'*' believe tho
oils'm" ,)1*'ns,jres urn not so numor-
uiiit you can afford to snub one.
Admiration  is tho daughter of Ignorance.—Franklin.
in   great   attWfl'ptS   It Is   glorious
even to fall.—Iscnginus.
The one prudence of lifo is concentration .—Onorson.
Tho golden age Is beforo us, not behind us.-8t. Simon.
Ixivltv In behaviour Is the bane of
all that is good ami virtuous-Sen
Better to be driven out from among
,„en than to be disliked by children.
Tha    Book     Agrnt     Oot    One    Thai
Wasn't   lulendeS  For  Him.
There Is a fnrmer living just north
of Evnnston and a book agent somewhere In thc cosmopolitan desert of
Chicago each of whom feels that be Is
a victim of a cruel circumstance,
I.nst week lhe farmer had a note
from a nephew to say that tbe boy
would visit the farm on Thursday.
Uncle and nephew had not met for fifteen years, nnd the old mnn drove to
the station In his most uncomfortable
eout that he might welcome his sister's
child. But the young mnn failed to
arrive. After waiting till the lust passenger hnd disuppenred the old man
drove nwny. disappointed.
The book agent entered Into the drn
matls persona* early the next inoriiln*,'.
Looking over tbe top rail of the barnyard gate, he called, "Hollo, uncle:"
The book agent never put such a reception liefore In nil his life. The fanner flung the gate wide open, seized tin-
agent's hand uml pressed a whiskered
kiss on the lronclnsl cheek.
"Say. this must lie heaven," murmured the agent, following the fanner
luto tbe house nnd explaining that everybody at home wns us well as could
be expected. Not till lhe agent was
full of a boiled dinner nnd attempted
to sell a book did (be farmer begin to
see a dim light. Charged with Impersonating tbe missing nephew, the
agent explained tbat be greeted all
elderly strangers ss "uncle;" that he
even bad a few almost real ones In
South Clnrk street in Chicago.
Wben InRt seen by tho fnrmer, the
agent was still running, and when the
real nephew does come he mny Und au
electric current  In   the  latchstrlug.
Tha lirst Han.
For tbo origin of "the best man at a
wedding" we must go back mnny centuries, to days when It was tho amiable practice of the budding bridegroom
to dispense with the consent either of
the lady or ber fudier. lie simply
waited for a suitable opportunity to
capture her and make a bolt with bis
bride. In Ibis enterprise lie found It
helpful to hnve the services of a friend
who would assist bim lu the capture
and keep the pursuers at bay until he
lind got a sulUcli'iiil.v loug start Tills
friend wns the prototype of tbe "best
man" of our own unromantlc day,
when bis duties nre limited lo seeing
that the bridegroom doesn't leave lhe
ring behind tilm or leave the church
without inking bis lull with blm, How
Hums de change!
An editor in Columbus printed an
item that the man who was hugging
the hired girl hfid better stop or his
name would be published. Next day
25 citizens paid up their subscriptions and told the editor not to pay
any attention to foolish stories going around
The    Most   Precious    Thing    in the
World to a Mother—How t>o
Care for Little Ones.
No price would be too great to
pay for the preservation of the perfect, rosy, ssturdy health of a baby.
No price would be too great; but, as
a matter of fact, the price is very
small—simply precaution and the
exercise of good judgment.
It is not good judgment to give
the tender little infant remedies
containing opiates, and the so-called
"soothiag" medicines, always contain opiates; they do not cure, they
only drug aad stupefy the little ones.
Baby's Owi Tablets are guaranteed
to contain no opiates and no harmful drugs. It is the best nedicine for
little ones, because it le promptly effective and absolutely harmless. For
nervousness, sleeplessness, constipation, colic, stomach troubles, the irritation accompanying the cutting of
teeth, and other infantile troubles,
Baby's Owa Tablets is beyond question the best medicine in the world.
Tho Tablets are sweet and pleasant
to take, and dissolved in water can
be given with absolute safety to the
youngest infant. Mothers who bave
used this medicine for their little
ones, speak of It in the most enthusiastic terms—that is the best proof
of its efficacy. Mrs. AlonzoFeltmate,
Whitehead, N.S., says : "In my opinion Baby's Own Tablets are unequalled for children. They take it
readily, and it regulates the bowels,
cures them of peevishness, and is a
great helper in teething. I would
not think of being without the Tablets." Sold by druggists or sent
post paid on receipt of price, 25 cts.
a box, by addressing the Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Brockville,  Ont.
When we say that some preachers
practice what they preach, it is
meant that they rehearse their sermons.
Minard's Liniment cures Garget ii Cm.
The flowers in the garden may be
dead, but there are stilt lots of
blooming idiots.
Tnere never was, and never trill be. s
universal panacea, In one remedy, for all ilia
to which flesh is heir—the very nature ol
many curatives being such that were ths
germs of other and differently seated diseases rooted In the system of the patient—
what would relieve ona 111 in torn would ag-
fruvate the other. We have, however, ib
Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,
anadoiterated state, a remedy for many and
grievous ilia By its gradual and judicious
use the frailest systems are led into conva-
laeoence and strength by the influence which
Quinine exerts un nature's own restoratives.
It relieves tbe drooping spirits of those with
whom a chronic state of morbid despond,
•ncy and lack of intere-t In life is a disease,
and, by tranquilizlng the nerves, disposes to
sound and refre-hing sleep—imparts vigor
to the action of the blood, which, being
stimulated, courses throughout the veins,
strengthening the healthy animal functions
of the system, thereby making activity s
neoeesary result, strengthening the frame,
snd giving life to the digestive organs, wbiob
naturally demand increased substance—re
suit, improved appetite. Northrop <t Lyman
of Toronto have given to the public theii
superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate, and,
gauged by the opinion of scientists, this
wine approaches nearest perfection of aay Is
the market.   Ali druggist- sell it.
When a man has a birthday he
taken n day off. With a woman it is
often a caso of taking a couple of
yearn off.
Wero it not for the fools in the
world, the wise guys would have to
turn their hands to honest labor.
Tiie man who doesn't fail isn't always a success by a long shot.
We win to try again and lose ; we
lose to try again for the samo thing.
The difference between mon and women who lie is that tho women don't
mean to, tho men do.
A slide down hill seems ten times
as swift ami fast when you are on ll
ns when the olher fellow is.
When women am going to havo   a
cluh meeting to debate an important
question iin-ir first preparation for it
concerns tho lunch nnd floral decorations.
The oniHiight stand actors realize
that life Is but a fleeting show.
The  1-eaut.y  seen  is parlly   in   him
who sees it.—Ilovoe.
t'.ood  counsels  obsorvs-d  are chains
•f (Irace.—Fuller.
Good for Bad Teeth
Not Bad for Good Teeth
sfosodtont        -        •        •        •      S5e.
"toxodont Tooth Powder      - 35c.
"Large Licfuld and Powder        •   75c.
All stoics or by mail for tho price.    Sample fui the pottag?,
Our Mr. Hatcher Is now in the east selecting a stock of pianos and organs for holidays. Among his selection will be a large number of tho latest styles of the WILLIAMS' PIANOS f.iuinsl tor their pure, full aud lasting time. Our new stock will tie-
gin to arrive about Pec. 1st and it will bo wo'1 for those, intorostod to call early. Out-
of-town customers will receive our best attention and all enquiries will be promptly .«'
answered. W e send catalogue and price list on request. We handle several different j
makes of organs and will be pleasoa to quote prices delivered anywhere. We have a
number of good second hand organs and pir.nos, in good repair, some as good as new,
at very low prices.   Xour credit is good with us, no matter where you live :   t   :   t   s
Y. M. C. A. Blk, Portage Ava, Winnipeg.
Eldredge " B" Sewing Machines,
S^"*'. '**»~5 >'-'JjUiS*'*'!
|JOO UiisNEti ANO it* SET
A rare chines.     Fo deception, ws i
spc_ ii'sUHu; lint tbe truii.   iVsi can
—jgol a fs.H slisi dsscon-.ci Ulpsisr ansl Tea
< 100 piecsul snd IS SIItit I*Utod knives, 12 Forts. 13 Iia Spoons sail 13 Talilo
Spoons, ior icUlne our nmeilies. Cmr ducIdcor reputation Is lor square aad honest 1
dealln-f. and we vin prorelt  Even* honest .seasonsvlio sells oni** 8 boxes of our New Lifo Flak fills fa
grand remedy for all impure and weak essnilltiisruuf the Uiks-J, lissiiKsj*i:is>u.BtotnachTrju*jle. Constlpatlos
weakness ansl neironsdlsoTslcr*-a pentlo Utat !ro—a grand tonle anil lire builder) will reeelrs our rensr
oni offer to cans tbls hanslsomclsrdi»-oratol 190 niece lilisnerand Tea Re*, and IS pieces of silver—r» with as
.   ...   ..   ^fcesutiftil Sllrer I1*.trdr. utter Kru.'c, Susar Shell, 1'iclsJo Tork sand8altSBdFcppCTEet,wlll_ws. **l*i»
SlMofaeSyt-WStascillnithcMlxiTcsor nibs. •*
Itaa't "foal" 1 Pail Onlrrt<isl*ran"^cr™Pi'ls,^man.sclltliematKeent«»*o» fITs«e are onr Mtrisr
UUII I 0CUU S UCBIt 81)cent size.) Tliey are easy to soil. When sold seiiil ns the money, 12.00. and wo ruarutce
Ifyoa comply with the offer, wo send to oven-one taitlnir advansairr* of this aslvrrtlscmenl, the 13 Knives. lSKorks, 13
Tablespoons, 12 Tea Spoons and loo piece sleroratesl I)inticr.-s.n.ll<>aSet. will be frlven absolutely Ires. Wo are » n'labti*
concern anil fr'tir.ir.tro the Jf*.lss'aassJs;ts-rrw-s-,sfs!ll size for f.jnsiv ss-so. Wc dc.lrs, toinlrosisis-ooi*- *s*ills h.'oeverrftousn.
*Ksldsudwoadici_ugia—siway.  Wiuoaiunco.    NEW LIFE RLMKOV CU., Box 228, Toroale, OatA.
Sample* of th* hundred* of Testimonials we are daily receiving.
lT«Wlj*IRt«IDYCO.:-li'anythsnkstoyoafortholovely I     NSW Lira RnreDT Co., Dear It'enS t-l restful ■»
Olthes and Sils-erwaro I res'clved, they are very handssonii*,   I  *l.lieato-ssar, laiu»oretbftndcl*glitedwllbtten».stc»isnof
IW|jvontoaccoptnijrtlissmlrj,l»-uldoaaic—10 lntroducf, I crpresujsy letter my many thanks to you for tbem. You »•
yoorinus.    _        _  ■ .  __„    _„   I hi/hlyesaemi«lt.yiMri>ranhimi!s*,Jell»M»-x«i**»»yth(*|
— «.™/s..«.cs..,_k„1,  sr„j.o. wn   1 -iuJoastheyasroa,   Mia.Gs*AU>Bsn>%l4i*ja*sA>**>
HMMMMSIS1.0sntw*urySt. YorJoCs*., jT.B.
w.- nre civi-it* a ■wny h-nt-v- Frtmtum* th -in -Her befcra for t*Kns'
our PUI-*.:--A Lady's or (Kent's iSi. k..l Wats.li. ctcm winder int.
•F-sttcr; a Soiitl -bold Kiii-1, set with reit -pearls and g*r,rr.ets, Ir
plush case-, Violin and Uow; Autoharp; ten-keyed Accnntaail|
Lady's or Gent'-i ten.year •. <\\ Mltd Watt h Guard; Laity's Dress Goods and Slilrtwauta.
Boots and Shoes, Air Rifles. &C Sinuity send us your name and address and we will sand
you our laice UIu->tratcd ; ■..-■,■*;■■.ir and nir.o boses  of the FAMOUS OLD ENGLISH
them at 30 Cents per boa -and semi us our money and we will send you any 00*. ot tha  L
i'rcuiium-. you select.
Our Pills are tho I'-v '. rem**"'y in the world for Impure blood, liver and kidney
rheumatism, stumach disorders and ait female troubles,
You take no risk as you may return Tills, if unable to sell them. Remember we _*w earn
ofthe largest medical firm*, in Canada, and you tan rely ou our Premiums be in-? aiacUy M
represented.   Send your ii.ui.c at oute and secure au extra Premiu—w   Mention t—!■ ptpet.
At Your
Oar handsomely illus-
trated WO page Catalogue
will be sent you on application.
This will place the largest
and choicest jewelry stock
in Canada at your disposal.
We are doing business on
the closest possible margin
of profit, guarantee safe
delivery of goods and cheerfully refund money if you
are not thoroughly satisfied.
Ryrie Bros.,
Yotif and Aiila'.it Sit.,
H*il0Ntt     TORONTO.
Ettablithei IS54.
1      EttaMii
illoway & Champion
Write to ns for prices of SCBJP.
Get onr List of Lands.
Stocks sad  Bonda Bought snd (Sold.
We ean ftirnl»h the exact amount of
Scrip for any payment on Dominion
Lands.   Do not pay cash.
JiLO■*_ "fSTTS    "NsVA-lTT—l_>
WANTED, isgent~ tor the sale of Hardy Russian
apples, currants, eooseberrios. ornamental tress
and seed Potatoes. Every salesman has oiclu
slvo territory. Sample outfit free. Good Mf
We aro ono sif the oldest established flrm» *
Canada. Amply now. PELHAM MJJRSEIV 0
Toronto, Ont
N. B.Ciatalogiie free.  Farmers ean make feed
money daring their slack season.       P. N Co.
Low's young dream soon develops
into a nightmare when the young
wife cannot cook.
A hundred tons of cut's tails were
rocs-ntlv sold in ono lot In New York
for orntum.*nting lu-dii'ri' wearing up-
psrcl. This moans that no fewer
th.'ii 1,75)2,000 puseis-B hud bSU kill-
s-d in supply this   ono consignment,
uml J*0t ths*y sny that every au has
mn..* lives.
HE HAS 1H1ED I'i'.—Mr. John Anderson. KIiiIiikh, writes: "1 venture to say
fsw, if any, have received greater Usn.int
from the use of Dr. Thomas' Kolectrlo Ull
than 1 bave. I have used It regularly for
over ten yenrt and have reoetumended It
tw all sufferers I know nf, and tbey also
found lt of great virtue lu oases of severs
bronchitis and Incipient ooiisumpllon."
Mtny a man who trios to be a rascal (imis ho is only capable of boing
a fool
An Irishman says theto is no bless-
Intf like health, i-sps-cially when you
aro sick.
Minart's Liniment Cnit Distemper.
When a widow makes up her mind
to marry a^ain she sols'els tho mun
ami then proceeds to IImi out what
ho likes  best to  est.
Homo peoplo aro prepared for any
emergency—oxcopt twins.
ll.K  BEST  PILLS.—Mr. Wm. Vansler-
.s,s:t Sydney Crossing. Ont., wrltest "We
n.iT.. I*. *,, nslng Parmelee's Pills, and And
''i.-iT,   >:y fur the best pills we ever used."
b*'Si.    I)k'.«'/,TR AND   PSHII.ITATID   OOSSTITU-
tisinh 'lis-,-- pills act like a charm. Taken ln
smail dons., tin* effect Is both a tonio and a
stimulant iv.'dly excitinu tho secretions of
tlie body  frlng tone slid vigor.
Unaoinc Dshanosmknts or the Stomach,
Lives and Bi.oois are speedi y removed by
the active principle . f the ingredieets enter- .
Ing into tlio compo>ition of 1'nrmelee's Vegetable Pill's. These pills set sp clnctilly on
the deran'/ed organs, stimulating <o 11 *tion
the dormant energies of tbe system, thereby removing discuss) nnd rs-newing life ana
vitality to the afflicted. In this lies the great
secret of the popularity of Parmelee's Vegs*
table pills.
If a man is a chronic grumbler it
ulways makes him happy to find a
button oil his coat when his wife is
There is no law to prevent a woman kisf-ing ii pug dog—Inn just the
sumo it's a moun advantage to take
of the dog.
Mi-art's Liniment Cores Col-, Etc.
A mau hus n right to express hla
Opinl oh of the weather, but that's
the use.
111 OUT
And let in supply yon with
II i Inisli rill,Illinium lot Unit
will In isjlil.-niipyiiur pafftis
and plouso  your  reade.s
anil snivel-Users.    Write tut
for estimates on anything
_ in iii.it'- iniiiiiriiil.   1 1 :
175 Mt-Doriuot Ave., Winnipeg.
Whim   you   meet   a    man    with
Hslismii'. proceed to get In a hurry.
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•€. E. Smitheringale, Editor and Prop.
SLOCAN,      -      -       -       -      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
the first insertion and 5 cents a line each
subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
ns legal advertising.
Locals Will be charged 10 cents a line
ior each insertion.
Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription is «"2 per year, st.ict-
ly in advance; $2.o0 a year if not bo paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 1901.
A pencil mark in the space
opposite will be an indica-
' tion to you that ye editor
considers there is something
-coming to him or your subscription. Kindly acknowledge  in cash and oblige.
Hon. Mr. Greenway has accepted
the leadership of .the Liberal: in
- .
Oro shipments from this division for
the year have increased 115 per ceat
*over last y-'ar.   That's the baby.
Col. Prior has thoughtthe situation
over and has decided to retire from
politics. His shrewdness is to be
The municipal elections are but
one month hence, yet there is little
agony in sight. It promises to be a
general acclamation proposition.
The price of lead cuts but little ice
in this camp, theseliing values of silver being of more moment. Even
the concern felt on that score would
ba lessened if the fates would be propitious and send some more snow.
By a decree ofthe smelter trust, the
price of lead will drop to 3J cents per
V pound after January 1 and the oat-
put must be curtailed.   Such hews
j does not afford much encouragement
to the operators in the upper camp.
] Hustle along that refinery scheme.
Premier Dunsmuir's troubles with
' his workmen have broken ont afresh.
:, The coal miners of Vancouver Island
bave amalgamated into one organization, something Mr.Dunsmuir docs
' not lika.   He refuses to recognize the
.federation and is closing down  his
Bernard Macdonald has published
a report in England, showing that
.the profits of the Le Roi mine, at
' Rossland, for the year ended June 30
last were $1,275,388.28. He estimates
. there is also 1,489,000 tons of ore in
eight in the mine above the 900-foot
" level, worth $18,000,000. Yet the Le
Roi Company says it cannot afford to
pay ita muckers $3 per day.
Four important strikes of mineral
•have been made in the camp daring
the past fortnight, all of which will
have an important bearing upon the
.development of tho division.   Tliey
all occurred in what is known as the
' Arlington-Enterprise zone and, odd
to relate, the good lnck was equally
divided, two of the strikes being on
Ten Mile and two on Springer creek.
First the Iron Horse breaks into 4 to
16 inches of ore, tbnn th-* Arlington
hits 12 inches on its east vein, next
the Speculator taps 21 inches on the
east vein, and now the Neepawa un-
covers 20 inches of first-class mineral.
'Truly, from a mining standpoint, the
situation in the camp in encouraging.
The government of the commonwealth of Australia has just placed on
tthe statute books an industrial arbitration bill.   This bill not only compels reference of al! disputes between
employers and employees to a competent court, with powers to enforce
its orders and award, but makes, a
strike or a lockout before or pending
such reference a misdemeanor, pun*
' ishable by a fine or imprisonment.
The court which will pass upon industrial disputes is to be presided
over by a judge of tho supreme court
and will have most extensive powers.
Australia has improved upon the law
•in force in New Zealand and tho out
•come of tho legislation is  fraught
with importance nnd interest to tho
entire world.   A little tsste of just
'such a law is needed in British Columbia at the present time, to bring
thc Rossland and Vancouver Island
troubles to au end.
Seven patients are in the Sandon
It has been below zero in the hills
this week.
Martin O'Reilly is going out of business in Nelson.
John Houston's father died recently in Alton, Ont.
W. F. DuBois has an interesting
notico in this issue.
II. Plavford & Co., tobacconists,
Nelson, have assigned.
Chicken thieves are operating in
New Denver.   Shameful.
Ex-sheriff Robinson died at Nelson
on Tuesday, aged GI years.
It is expected the skating rink will
be opened for business next week.
Sandon has reorganized its hockey
team and is ready to lick creation.
License commissioners of the Slocan meet at New Denver on Monday.
Fred Cooper, of Shatford'& Co.'s,
has gone over to Vernon for a month.
The framework ofthe skating rink
is up. The building is 110 feet in
The band boys turned out and
played at the bazaar on Tuesday
No quorum is the reason why no
hoard of trade meeting was held on
Monday night.
Found.—On Delaney avenue, yesterday, a door key, Owner can get
it at this office.
Mayor York will return the revised
voter's list ofthe municipality to the
city clerk on Monday.
Mine owners expect a cut to be
made in smelter rates next year for
the treatment of lead ores.
The outlook in the camp has a different appearance since the shipments of ore were resumed.
Rev. J. H. White, Nelson, will
preach in the Methodist church here
on Tuesday evening, Dec. 17.
Public examination will be held at
the city school on Friday, Dec. 20.
All citizens arc cordially invited.
Slocan's display of births last week
has been noted by half the press of
the province.   SUican is a leader.
The first dance Ofthe Slocan Quadrille Club was held in the Music Hall,
Friday evening, and was a successful
Mulvey & Clement sold their house
next to the Royal Hotel, on Tuesday,
to Billy Lee, for a pretty handaonie
figure. ,
James Baker has gone to Rossland,
to remain there some time in tho interest of tlie Western Federation of
Nominations for mayor, aldermen
and school trustees take place on
January 13 and the elections on January 16.
The Ladies' Aid of Knox church
held a bazaar in the Shupe block on
Tuesday. A tidy sum of money was
The little daughter of John Taylor,
Now Denver, fell into a pan of hot
milk, Saturday, and was very badly
Several of the citizens are taking
in the Chimes of Normandy at Nelson, given by tlie operatic society of
that city,
The government should repair the
railings on the upper bridge over
Slocan river. It is in a dangerous
J. M. Cameron, the Socialist organ
izer, fell off a high sidewalk in Nelson the other night und got a severe
shaking up.
City Clerk Foley and the scribe
were the only ones to put in an appearance at the council meeting ou
Mondav night.
Neil McMillan was in the city yesterday. Ho is doing pretty well with
his ore-hiiuling contract from the
Molly Gibson.
Martin Murcliison, one of the own-
ner** of tlie Ocean group, died suddenly, Thursday evening, in the New
Denver hospital.
J. A. Gibson has been appointed
postmaster at Nelson, nnd Jas. Ban-
nerman, Nelson, goes toKamloops-.i*-.
Dominion land agent.
Tom Lloyd, New Denver, passed
through on Friday on his way to
Wales, to spend the Xmas holidays.
He will return with a wife,
Sheriff Tuck's ton was one of the
10 men chosen at Nelson this week
for service in South Africa with the
Canadian third contingent.
J. Frank Collom, managing director of the Arlington nnd Speculator,
hns gone to Oakland, Cal., to spend
the holidays with his family.
Sneak thieves tapped the tills in
the stores of John Williams and Tom
Hoben, at New Denver, last week.
They secured a rake-off of $25.
Tom Luke and others are building
a bridge across the river below tho
milk nine    in order to get out wood
If UiedrenH suitcase and presents stolon from a C.P.R. coach st Slocan City
iH returned to tho undorHi^ned, no question will bo asked, snd money may bo
kept.   No prosecution.
Sandon, B.C., Doc. 10, 190).
cut on the west side of the river.
Sandon has been chosen as the
place for holding the annual bon-
spiel ofthe Kootenay Curling Association. It will commence February
The men employed nt the Enterprise subscribed 82 per man towards
a handsome present for Foreman Mc-
Phee. who has severed his connection
with the property.
New Denver K. of P.'s are to hold
a big spiel on January 6, when several high tyees of the order will be
present, as well as delegates from
neighboring lodges.
The Socialist League debated single tax on Tuesday night, Messrs.
Clement, McGregor, Adcock and Foley doing tbe talking. The weekly
meetings are largely attended.
A new trunk lino telephone system
is being installed between New Denver and Silverton. It is to be extended next summer to Slocan, with
a branch line up Ten Mile creek.
New guard rails ate being put
on the bridges over Springer creek
and the gully leading to the railway,
both on Delaney avenue. If some person gets hurt now the city will not
be responsible,
"Windy" Young will come out on
top with his Ashnola coal scheme.
Toronto parties have paid n hiff cnuli
figure for part of tho holdings, nnd
now Young claims to havo a syndicate ready to erect a smelter at his
A shooting match for all kinds of
poultry will beheld.atthesamei lace
as on Thanksgiving dav, from Dec.
21 to 25 and from Dec.'3l to Jan. 2.
Comfortable accommodations for all
those participating at the matches.
Sloun it Schonberg.
A number of the mine mnnngers
from the upper camp passed north,
Friday, from attending the Nelson
meeting of the B.C. Mining Association. Nearly all the o d officers were
re elected, and some action taken regarding the erection of a lead refinery.
An inquisitive subscriber writes
The Drill wanting to know if the
C.P.R. property in the city has been
assessed, and if m*t where does the
council get its authority to exempt.
So far as this one horse sheet knows
the C.P.R.'s property has not been
itssessed by the city, and the ratepayers must be given the settlement
of nil exemptions. If you want to
know anything more, the office devil
is ready to meet all comers.
Appended is a complete list of tho various records registered at the local registry office, II. 1*. Christie beingmining
recorder:     •
Dec 3—-Snow Flake, head of Twelve
Mile, Harvey ti Aitehison.
Dec 2—Monument No 2 fraction for
fiv« years.
Nov 20—Kootenay Pass.
Dec 6—Panorama, J A Foley to Jumes
Baker and Dan llanlon.
Pinto, Staunton and Sliarpevillo, Biime
to Dan llanlon.
Monterey y3, Robert \V Malloy to Leo
Gwiilim 6c Joimson,
Slocan,        - • •       B. C
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B. C.
Notice to Public.
NOTICE is hereby Riven that I have
no travelers on the rostl selling goods for
me, nnd the public is herewith warned
from purchasing Jewolery,Watches,etc.,
from any person or persons making any
representation to tho contrary.
Send your orders, particularly for holiday gifts, direct to ine.
Nelson, B.C., Nov. 23rd, 1901.
Do not send
East for your
Furniture !
We can supply you in High
Grade Furniture. Carpets,
Oilcloths, and Linoleums, at
lotfcst prices.
Parlor Suites,
Pendesote Couches,
Wicker Chairs,
Iron and Brass Beds,
Bedroom Suites,
Rockers of all kinds; etc.
We handle everything to
make, a home comfortable.
Write to lis for prices.
Nelson, B.C.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days
after date I shall apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase 40 acres of land,
more or less, in the West Kootenay district, and described as follows: Commencing at » post about one quarter of
a mile east of the city of Slocan, and adjoining the townsite of Brandon on the
north; thence 20 chains west; thence 20
north; thence 20 chains east; thence 20
chains south to ths point of commencement.
Dated this 17th day of October, 1901
Certificate or Iipweiits.
Elk Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: Between Springer
and Lemon creeks, north of the
TAKE NOTICE that I, William
Thomlinson, as the agent for Herman
Clever, Free Miner's Certificate No
B38094, intend, sixty days from ths date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under 37, must be commenced before tho
issuance of such Certificate of Improve-
Dated  tills   2Kb   dtiv of  Seplember,
Scorpion Mineral Claim.
Situste in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay district.
Where located: Near Robinson creek
adjoining the Rainbow.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for Thos. Andrews,
free miners' certificate No.B40319,intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the mining recorder for a certilicate of
improvements,for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of tiie above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must b> commenced
liefore the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 17th day of October, 1901.
25-10-01 J. M. McGREGOR
Summit Fractional Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located :—On the divide between Ten Mile and Springer creeks,
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting ns agent for Robert 1. Kirkwood, freeminere certificate No. IS59538,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to applv to the Mjning Reconler for a
eettitirate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim.
And further tako notice that action.
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate ol
Dales! this 28th dav ofOctoher, 1901.
8-n.oi. j. m. McGregor.
lilisck ite** Miltoral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located :—Three miles north
east of Slocan City.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Francis J.
O'Reilly, of Silverton. B. C . as
agent fur George Brine, free miner's certificate No. B62242, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpo*eof obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And furtiier tako notice thst action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before thc issuance of .such certificate of
Dated this 4th dav of November, 1901.
Yon Can Msko
A  Striking  Effect!
By wearing a perfect fitting Suit,
cut in tbe latest style snd elegantly
trimmed. Such can bo purchased
A. David, the Miner's Tailor,
nesr tho Postoffics.
per annum
Re-opened under
the old management.
Former customers
cordially invited to returft
The Royal Hotel,
Vvr. Arthur Street Mid Delaaey Arcane, Slaaau.
Building thoroughly renovated
and ire stocked with the best
Fruit, Confectionery, Tobacco
Yon can get anything in these lines that you
require from us. Our stock in each is always
kept fresh and well assorted. We handle the
best the market affords.   Prices are right
Stoves!  Stoves!   Stoves!
Just look up McCallum & Co.'s assortment of
Heating Stoves,   for either coal or wood.
Prices, from
Steel Ranges from
$5 to $25
$16 up.
This Is the best assortment of first-class
stoves that ever came te Slocan. Thev barn
any kind of coal. Cal) around and satisfy
yourself and we will do the rest.
McCallum & Co.
General Hardware, Slocan.
Agents for Crow's Nest Coal; price delivered, $6.25 per ton.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
The Muroutt Branch
of the W.C.T.U., Slogan*,
Meets tho second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in tbe Presbyterian ehnreh. All meetings open
to those wishing t* join.
Miss E. Stoughton, Mrs.M.D.McK***"
President. Cor. Secretary.
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, E C.
General Packing snd Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,      - B. C.
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
Slocan city Miners' Onion,
No. 62, W. F. ol fl.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall, Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
Call and see our display
of Chinaware, including
Tea Sets, Cups & Saucers, Berry Sets, etc.
All new and up-to-date
We also oarry Cameras,
Kodaks,   nnd  supplies.
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
Steel Ranges
for $18.25.
Why be without a range whst
you can get one ao. cheap? Tiny
are preferrable to stoves snd give
better satisfaction. These rangtt
burn wood or coal and will bt
set up free.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To Thomas Henderson, or to sny perses
or. persons to wLom hs rasy hare trss*-
ferred his one third (!*,) interest is
the Lone 'Dutchman mineral  claim
situatsd   on   tha  last  south  fork ol
Lemon creek, in tha Slocan l ity min
in-* division.
You are hereby notified thst I bare
expended the. sum of one h und rati *nd
two dollars snd fiftv cants in labor and
improvementa on the shove mentioned
mineral i-laini, inordar to hold aaid mineral claim  under the  provisions uf ths
Mineral Aet; and if within 90 davs from
the data of Ibis notice you fail, or rsfnw.
to contribute your proportion of auch si*
penditnre, together with all costs of advertising, your interest in   said  elaim
will l-acnme the propeity of tha subscriber, under taction 4 of an Act entitUd
"A n Act to amend the M ineral Act, 1900."
Dated st Slocan, this 18tb day of September, A. D." 1001.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To A. E. Hillman, or to any person
or persons to whom lie mar bays
transferred his one-quarter interest in
(lie Great Northern mineral clalm.situ-
ated at the head of the fifth south fork
of Lemon cretk, Blocan City mining
You are hereby notified that we hart
expended the sum of four hundred anil
ten dollars in labor and general improvements upon the above mentioned
claim, in order to hold ssid mineral
claim under the provis ons of the Mineral Act, and if within 90 daya from ths
date nf this notice you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of ad-
vsrliaing, vour interest in said claim
will Imcoaie the property of the subscribers, under section four Of sn act entitled "An Act to amend ths Mineral
Act, 1900." _
Dated tills 2nd day of Decern bar. IWJ.
6-12-01      T. BLENCH, E. II S'l'I'HIW
Christmas Sailing*
to England:
Pari Ian, Nov 28; Nomidlan, Nov JO
Ionian, Dec 7;        Tunisian, Dec li
Dominion, Not 28;    Cambroman, W
Vancouver, Deo 14
Ivernia, Nov 23: Saxonls, Dec J
New England, Dec 4; Ultonia, Dec •»
Celtic, Nov 26; Etruria, Nov 2*
Germanic, Not 27; Camnania.No* ov
Majestic. Dec4; Umbris.Dec'
Cvmrlc, Dec 10: Lacanla, Dec lj
Oceanic Dec lit Etrnria, Dtc Zi
Teutonic, Dec 18; Campania, Dec -.a
Haverford,Nov 27; Philadelphia,tk*
St Paul, Dee 11;       •*■£*"£■*{?£«!
Continental sailliffs of North Oer
man Lloyd. Hambarjr Packet to*.
Hoi land-American, Red Star French
and Anchor line* on application.
For reservation of berths, rates soa
eomplete information call on er wn»
nearest C.P.R. ajrent, or—
J. 8. CARTER,     E. J* COTIA
n p a A.Q't- *■*•'
D'PNeison. V.uoouvef.


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