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Janioa —
YOL. IV., Ne. 44.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   JANUARY   29,   1904,
Do not fail to call on us when in want of
a pair of Rubbers or Overshoes. We are
agents for the celebrated --naple Leaf
Rubber," which is the best Canadian make
$2.00 PER ANNUM.
Hen's i and 2 buckle
Men's flanitobas
Men's laced high, and low
Men's Overs
Ladies' and Children's in Manitobas and
Overs in all sizes.
W. T. Shatford & Co.
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.
Arlington    Hotel,
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
L. H. KNOWLES, Proprietor.
This popular hotel is ton ren lent to the- bouts and trains.    Tin* dining rooiri
is strictly u{> to-tUte while the har is BUppllcd with the best in the market.
Hook* I'liiiuil t<> bo In a SalUfaictory Condition nmi th« AcununU Correct—Two
New ilvla.va am In trail need and are
til ven a First Banding.
Aid. Worden and Madden wero not
pi.--'nl at Monday night's meeting of
the oity council, the former being ill
and the latter detained by reason of
the funeral arrangements of tho Into
•Jos. Doiron.
Communications read: From Wm.
David-,,,;,. M.L.A., statins,- that ho had
received city's notification too lato to
represent ii at the tuberculosis convention at Victoria.   Filed.
Prom Dr. Pagan, Victoria, notifying
council of the above convention. Ordered Bled.
Prom Aid. Worden, donating his
share of tho city hall to the council
free of rent until further notice. Accepted with thanks.
Prom secretary of Bureau of Provincial In formation! Victoria, requesting certain civic statistics, Ordered
oompltsd with,
From Royal Bank, Nelson, enclosing bonds of clerk uud treasurer. Ordered receipted. New bonds will be
drawn up, as fresh Burettes are required. In tne meantime the mavor is the
custodian of the old documents.
From Ii. D. Curtis, auditor, to the
secretary of the school trustees, stating that the accounts of the board had
been found correct.
The report of Mr. Curtis, as auditor
of the city books, was next read, and
proved favorable. It showed there
was due the city $2711.35 in back
taxei for tho past two years, with in-
teresl: 550.55 from the government for
taxes iu 1901, and S652.*i5 delinquent
taxe3 under tha mill debenture levy,
making a total of o!UI4 .">"». with iuter-
placed I
place, has been nominated by tho
Liberals of East Simcoe, Out., to contest, that constituency for the commons,
It is Mr. Chew's second effort, he
meeting with defeat the first time.
joa Dolron Lotos Hit Lire In Going  . ..i«
Blaoli I'rince.
Slocan received quite a shock on
Friday bv the word sent down from
the Speculator that it was feared Joe
Doiron had either been lost or caught
in a snowslide, Within half an houi
from the receipt of the news, a large
party of men were on their way up the
creek to search for the missing man,
followed during that night aud next
day by everv available man in town.
Tlm news was sent down by Al Beeves,
watchman at the Arlington, who suspected something was amiss.
On the previous Tuesday afternoon,
when the Speculator shut down, Joe,
who had been working at that mine,
passed the Arlington on ski, with the
intention of making the Black Prince
that night. Friday morning Beeves.
who had noticed that a big slide had |
come down on the south ride of Sprin-
ger creek, at the Begino claim,became
somewhat alarmed and went up to the
Prince and found that Joe had not
arrived. Thinking that perhaps he
might'have gone to some other claim.
Beeves and Leo Doiron, a blether ol
th- missing man, journeyed to the
Bank of England, thence over the hill
to the Hampton and across to the
Speculator., finding no trace of Joe. A
message was telephoned to town, but
he had not beeu here. Then th<-
alarm was given, as it was felt certain
the poor fellow had been caught in
the Regina slide. The two men journeyed on down to tho Arlington and
there met the men from the Black
Prince. Tho ski marks of the miseing
man were followed to tho slide, but
then* all traces were lost.
Thai night the mon worked diligently bv lantern light to (ind some tract
Joo, I
lined uett day bv all
Tha- assets of th-> citv are placed I -i
it $9120.29, with the liabilitics,includ- th'J ''•"*•' from the Rink of England,
Ottawa   and  oth*r  properties, mil
Travelling men, using Sample Booms, $2/>0pcr
witliaaiu Sample Rooms, $2? board $8 per week; meu
^  A FIRST-CLASS STOCK.   .   .   ^5
^   REASONABLE PRICES.    .    .   ^J
Fruit, Confectionery, Tobacco
You can get anything in these lines that you
require from us. Our stock in each is always
kept fresh and well assorted. We handle the
best the market affords.   Prices are right.
ing the mill debenture, i which nre de-
c ■ i-i.i" SHOO) a year, at $10,096.74.
Aid. Smith moved tha aewptanco
and filing of the report, togethi r with
that p rev body reported Irom tho
treasurer. Seconded by Aid. Teetei
and carried.
Bylaw No. 1'.). amending the trades
licouse bvlaw. by
rhera were 02 men at ono time cm-
pfoyad. Supplies and bedding were
sent up from tov,:i and Al Beeves very
generously gave up tho Arlington
buildings and everything hs had to
make the rejctio party comfortable.
Saturday morning many of tne men
during the nura- toundod the slide with iron rods.whilc
ber of hota-1 licenses from eight to
to seven, was introduced aud road a
first timo, Accepted as read and ordered given it* second reading next
Aid. Teeter next introduced bylaw
Xo. 21). authorizing the sale of lands
.viihin the city For delinquent taxes.
!t iviia given a firs! reading, ■accepted,
aud ordered road again at next regular meeting.
The clerk was instructed to obtain
an opinion from the solicitor as to
whether tho citv was within its legal
rights in proceeding with a tax sale.
Council adjourned.
After tha U.P.R.
From Montreal comes the story
that tlw mineowners of the Slocan and
the Canadian Pacific Railway have
Ioc lied
over   the question
Th-- Former claim thai
coincident with the granting of the
lead bounty the railway company laid
themselves out to  <-;et a share of it by
increasing rates. Lead is keeping up
a strong price and the owners feel
that they should have the advantages
accruing and nol give away their profits to the railway. They also al'ege
thai th.' railway has Increased thi
rates on the bullion going t'. the inar-
l.."! from the Trail »molU*x. Th • resull
i.f this will be to retard the mining
industry of the district.
fiaral nf Tli link 4.
and .Mrs. Con Murphy and Leo
Dolron, relatives of tho late Joseph
Doiron. d.---ire Tin*  Dun.i. to expn
to the peoplo ..f Slocau and-viciniti
their hear
ifell nn.l grateful thanks fi
the innumerable acl
Work, Fit  and Finish g
aro guaranteed. M
H A Few Lines of Gents' FurH«Wti.-rH H
can lie made by Wearing
one of the	
Stylish Suits
made from the best imported Worsteds, Serges,
or Tweeds,aconsignment
of which has just bean
received for winter trade.
kindness and
sympathy extended to them in their
great ana terrible sorrow. They feel
ffll thlit everything possible was done for
63 thorn and f..r their departed brother,
Sj and thoy owe to ih<- community n
WSJ | world of gratitudo. The sincere sym
{VJ pathy . xtended to the sorrowing rela-
' lives'has come as a soothing balm to
the hoarta of th** afflicted, doing much
In assuage their grief and lessen th.*
severity of the blow received.
I'.-i     ll'lpi' Kaaui'iia.
The lessees of the  Pori Bope this
week reeeiveal the returns ou their or.'
shipped to Nelson last we oka   Seven
are still left from the stock of the hte A.
Darid nnd tliey must  be sold oir nt once!
CLEVE, Main Street, Slocan, B.C
Store: Next door to Postofflce,
tons  comprised  th" shipment,
divided into two classes.   Tin
class \ bided $29,20in gold and $&0.9
oz iii silver; tie- second class $16 iu
gold and  156.8 oa silver.   Tho  net
returns were aliout $660.
Diners anovelod. At 11 o'clock n piece
of a ski was found aliout ;»00 feet below the trail, buried under the snow,
and later on a second piece was dis-
coyered farther down.
Sunday morning the m*m worked
on the slide below where the *ki were
found, and at 9 o'clock were rewarded
by finding Joe's body, Charley Street
and Isidore Beaupre making the discovery. The body was on.its back,
with the arms frozen in an upright
position, as if to ward off the snow.
One rubber was missing, beside the
ski. Death must have been instantan-
e ms, deceased's head having struck a
tree or log, aa the back of the skull
and neck were severely bruised. The
body Was found on the west bank of
the Lily B crook and at the edge ol
the slide, with about two feet of snow
c verin;.'; it.
would have been sife.
fully quarter of a mil
veled I'or in ariv a mil",
\n .ther few f* "t and Joe
Tho slide was
wide and trait had caught
.lai.- unawares in the dusk of the evening, and he had no chance of escape.
The body was brought down town
and placed in the residence of Om
Murphy, where loving friends took
charge of it. The funeral took place
mi Tuesday morning, Rev. Esther
Jeannotte officiating. The .Miners'
Union, of which deceased was a member, had charge of the arrangements.
and that organization and nearly all
tho people in town escorted the re*
mains t'. the grave.
Deceased was one of the mosi popu-
Hft young fellows in the camp, bavins
been here for years,nnd was a general
favorite with all classes. His sudden
and terrible death sbocke 1 tin* whole
community, llis relatives here are
Leo Doiron, a brother, and Mrs. Con
Murphy, a sister, to whom the sym*
pathlea of all are extended. Tin much
credit caiin.it be given those who participated in the search for the body,
hard work and long hours being count*
<-d as naught in the performance of
what cull felt to !)'• a duty. Xo braver or noblor class <.f men exist than
those to bi found in a western mining
camp, for they are ever ready to help
a Comrade in distress, ur to risk their
liii-"* to rescue another from danger.
s 11»«■ r QttOtattlSlll.
Following an* the quotations for bar
silver on the various  days tiering tin
woeu sine
Thursday ..
!   \\Friday	
Monday ...
Tuesday ...
last Issue:
(Ion. Chew   a (ii It Cllia.liflllll •
Ceo. Chew, president of tli" Ontario
-an Lumber 0>., operating in this
Shipment Prom tlia Hell.
On Monday tie- lessees of thc Bell,
ouo of the Republic group, made their
first shipment, sending out a full car
of upwards of 600 sacks. Tho ore was
all taken from a new shaft sunk ou the
vein. It carries pretty good values in
gold, besides silver. The Republic
makes the fifth shipper for the new
At New Ilsaver uml Appoint I>olt*i;ut«s U
Provlw lul Convention.
Pursuant to a call issued by Wm.
Hunter, of Silverton, representative
Conservatives of the Slocan riding
met at Now Denver on Wednesday
afternoon. A majority of the officers
of the central organization were present beside others'. Letters of thanks
and congratulations were read from
Hon. Mr. Borden, Ottawa, and Hon.
Mr, McBride, Victoria.
The purpose of the meeting was the
selection of delegates to attend the
provincial convention called for Victoria next Monday. Those chosen
were: Wm. Hunter."Silverton; T. McNeish, Slocau: E. Shannon, T. Hoben
and W. U. Will, New Denver. They
go to the convention free of all Instructions. Things are looking pretty
gixid for the Conservatives.
Tlfutli aaf uii Knilneut Metallurgist.
Mrs. U. C. Campbell-Johnston this
week received the sad news of the
death of her father, Alfred Senior
Merry, at the age of 77, at the Mumbles, near Swansea, Wales. The
Merrys are one of the few English
families who came over from Normandy with William the Coiifpieror in
lOfiO, were granted estates bv him iu
Derbyshire at Barton and Radbourne,
and who still hold the same estates
without a break for over M0U years.
Henry Merry, in 1831),erected the firt-t
nickel works in the world at Birmingham, and in 1842 the first cobalt
works, and is therefore the father of
these metals. He erected tbe first,and
for a long time the only, nickel works
in th-* States to treat the ores from
Mine La Motto, Missouri. In 185r>
Alfred Senior Merry, iu conjunction
with Vivian, erected the Haford Isha
works at Swansea, being the lirst wet
metallurgical process in .South Wales.
In lssT they opened the Murray mines
al Sudbury, Out. Mr. Merry was consult, -d from ali parts as a metallurgist
si;rstantial showing  maub by
this  iiivis||>\.
Last Tour's Shipment* Wei-a lil.1l) Tons—
A Healthy Kvlilenco of tlio Life ami
"vTaialtli of tlio luiaap Knterpi'Uo the
tilKCUiit Shipper.
Another new shipper appears \n the
list for the week, being the Republic,
part of which is being worked under
lease. Tt sent 20 tons to Nelsou. Another *J() tons was shipped by the Enterprise to the Trail works. Next week
the Ottawa will havo a car to go out,
and the Sapphire will make a small
shipment. To date the output of the
division is 111 tons.
I'or l(,IO.'i the oro shipments from
the local division amounted to 1889
tons,   made   up   from 17 properties.
Following is a  full  list of the ship
ments this year to date:
MINE.                                    WEKK.
Port Hope	
Kepublic      20
Twelve men aro employed at the
The lesse on the Sovereign has been
thrown up.
A deal is on for the Moilie Hughes,
New Denver.
Upwards of ,30 men are employed at
the Enterprise.
Sandon mines last week shipped 170
tons of lead ore.
Last week Boundary mines shipped
15,327 tons of ore.
Snowslide* were plentiful last week
iu the Sandon camp.
The Ottawa is getting ready another
carload of ore to ship.
Zinc ore has commenced to move, 67
tons going out last week.
During last week Rosslaud mines
had an output of 9020 tous.
Returns on the last carload of ore
from the Ottawa gave 221 oz in silver.
The three smelters in the Boundary
country last year treated 697,101 tons
of ore.
A carload t-f ore from the Marion,
New Denver, came dows ou the boat
Work will shortly be started up on
the Mountain Chief and California,
closo to Denver.
The Reco Mining Co. has a surplus
in the treasury of -$8476.47 from last
year's operations.
No work is being done on the Cripple Stick.the workmen awaiting funds
from the Ixnidei s.
Action has been commenced by the
Last Chance against the American
Boy for stealing ore.
The Hewett ore is giving smelter
returns of 176 oz silver, 18 per cent
zinc and 8 per cent lead.
The lessees of tho Black Prince aro
taking out ore ami will have a carload
to ship by the middle of February.
Harry Lea is wearing for a tie pin
a silver button, obtain *d in an assay
t>n some l'ort Hope rock. It went
over 11,000 oz.
Everything is now in order for the
payment of th.- lead bounty, claims to
date from July last. Applications aro
to be sent into CO. Buchanan,Kaslo.
Four ears of ore have been shipped
from the Comstock,being operated by
Wm. Hunter, and two more are ready
to go out. lt averages $1000 to the
HeKryaaar Proosss Bob* l'p.
The Pacific .Mineral Extraction Co.,
ltd., has been forui'd in Vancouver to
take over the DeKeyser electric cyanide amalgamation process. The capital is placed at 1100,000, in Jd each,
nf which 15,000 shares are offered to
the public. The cost of treatment is
|6 a ton anil the company calculate to
make Js'SOOO a year out of their ten ton
plant in Vancouver, $18,750 mit of the
tailings, and $90,000 a year by selling
new plants. This is considered a con-
srivative estimate of the probable profits. When a plant is installed the
cost of treating the ore is set at fifty
his scientific lectures on lnter-
stellar JSther, Electro-metallurgy and
other subjects commanded world-wide
I'ayinn.t ot 1'ie llnuiaty.
An order in council has been passed
by the Dominion government, regti-
laiurj the payment of the lead bounty.
Producers must notify the minister of
their intention to avail themselves of
the bounty, giving the name of their
(nine, its situation, names of the president, secretary and manager, and the
name of the official authorized to make
the ciniin. All claims must lie backed
by the oath nf the mine manager, and
may be made monthly. The smelting
of lead ores claiming the bounty shall
be under the supervision of an officer
of the department of trade and commerce, who may at any time demand
a Boor .sample of any ore delivered tai
the smelter for smelting purposes.
Th'* Ixioks nf any mining company
coming under the act are to Ik-open
at all ti-nes lo inspection by a supervising officer, the cost of such supervision i'i I'-- paid by the claimants and
will 1" deducted pro rata from the
bounty, according to the quantity of
ore Btnelted during the fiscal year.
1 Im White* Ml'e Coming.
Extraordinary performance. Prof,
nnd Miv. .1. N'. Gh White. «.f Chicago,
the uot d magicians and ventriloquists
are to appear in SI.wan. Our little
city and our citizens should appreciate
the perhaps one chance of a lifetime
tn 'ia tie- great and only Whites in
their marvelous performance, Prof,
White entries with the show what is
said to be the finest set of ventriloquist Bgures ever manufactured,made
in London. Eng,,the actual cost of the
aet of sis life-size figures alone being
$1000. 'lh.' above performance will
appear here in the Music Hall.fur one
big night only, on Thursday, Feb. •!.
Price nf admission, 60 cents; children
uniler 12.2.ri cents. Reserved seats on
sale at postofflce, Remember day and
Ta Knlfti-fa 0)r»nbjr Imaltar.
The Granby smelter people have
recently been acquiring a number of
Clipper   properties    in   the   Summit
camp, ami development is turning out
a greal success.   The company now
purpose t" greal ly enlarge their smel- ] cents a ton, and the highest savings
ter next summer, adding six more fur* I in gold and silver  values are assured.
nnces, making their complement 12.1 The DeKeyser process, it was claimed
When the enlargements are completed i some time ago, waa the original of the
tbo smelter will treat 4800 tons a day. process nbout to be Installed atthe.
A. B. Hodges, superintendent of the I Arlington mine, in this camp, for
smelter, has beeu summoned to Mon-j treating silver ores, The Hendryx
treal tai confer with the executive of | people claim the same thing for their
process, but Mr. Collom, the managing director of the Arlington, savs his
process has nothing to do with e ther,
the company on the matte
1.1. T. Evans has been appointed
deputy sheriff at Kossland.
being a separate iuvei.tion,
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SALE   ,c*
Copyright, 1901,
by T. C. JUcClure
2y Louise
lt was all Cupid's fault in the beginning—that and the moonlight that
fetched the house party oul of doors
and left thc little rascal free of the
premises. It was not u vory happy
house party, for somehow the guests
had got mlsmated lu the pairing off.
There were not many of them, und
they had boen so carefully selected by
Mrs. Fnrqubnr, iu view of possible results, tbat ill uatured peoplo said the
Poplars wus turned luto a marrlago
market. Sho had invited Lou Sturte-
vnnt, the prettiest debutante of tho season, said to bo on the point of an engagement with Randall Clyde; Edythe
Tillotson, belle of several winters, supposed to have Inspired a lasting passion
In young Fleete of tho British legation;
Mrs. Raye, the pretty widow who wns
half engaged to'Anthony Carfax, rich
bachelor, mnn about town, excellent
match; Fay Milburn, a little nonsense
chatterer who would keep things going
nnd amuse Harry Cummlngs, the millionaire's son from the university, and
Cummlngs. the elder, heavyweight of
tbe party, whom she intended to reserve as her own exclusive property.
And she had Invited ull the men supposed to be uttaelied to these respective feminine leading strings. -Tho
logical result would be Beveral engagements and nt least ten happy peoplo,
not counting relatives nnd friend3.
Rut nothing of the sort bad happened.
The extremely illogical fucts were on
this Juno night ss follows:
Somewhere In the depth of tho rose
thicket Edythe Tillotson was wander-
Ins with Randall Clyde. "Spooning,
by Jove!" thought the wrathful Fleete,
who was flirting desperately with the
demure nnd black gowned Mrs. Raye
on the veranda. At the far end of the
veranda the glimmer of tho debutante's white gown was seen In tlie
shadow of Cummlngs' huge bulk, aud
lie was somewhat laboriously trying to
entertain her with compliments, while
she, for politeness' sake, tried to forget that he wus old enough to be her
futher. Curfnx was risking rheumatism and lnduenzu by allowing himself
to be walked about the grounds by Pay
Mllburu, who did not understand bis
epigrams and whose Incessant chatter
left him no chance to hour himself
tblnk, much less talk. Iucldcntully tbo
hostess was left to make things pleasant for young Cummings, who wus
deeply disgusted because ho had not
.time there to amuse dowagers. It was
not an appreciative lot of people. Mrs.
Farquhnr's housu party wus us bored
us a colander.
Meanwhile n new guest had slipped
In by  the side door, shivered at tho
chill pervading tiie premises und scented tiouhle. Randall Clyde, returning
to the house, whither Miss Tillotson
hud taken herself on plea of fatigue,
found the newcomer sitting on the
window sill, a tiny, chubby .Igure, clad
lu a pair of wings and a rose garland
und looking very serious.
"How long havo things been tliis
woyV" he snapped, as if Randall knew
ull about it.
"Ever since tbe day we arrived," said
tbe young man after a moment's
''Well, they can't go on this way,"
said Cupid decidedly. "Go tell thoso
people to come ln. There's going to
be n rummage snle."
When thc house party assembled In
the wide, plcturestpie, old fashioned
hall the.v found It placarded with the
words "Rummage Sale" done In roses,
while the auctioneer sat cross legged
with great dignity In tbe middle of n
large table, on which was Spread a
miscellaneous collection of objects.
"This," said Cupid, holding aloft a
withered hunch of violets tied with
white ribbon, "I found nt the bottom
of a man's trunk, together with n laco
handkerchief and a note. The note
reads: 'Dear Cecil—Don't forget to coino
to tea tomorrow. I hnvo special reasons for asking It.'   And it Is signed"—
"Never mind th** rest, you littlo
scamp," Interrupted l-"leete hastily, his
face a vivid scarlet. "I'll take that lot
bt any price."
Hiss Tillotson did not say anything,
but she scorned to havo difficulty tn de- I
elding where to look.
"And this." went on the auctioneer, i
"Is a bundle of letters scented with—
h'm—sandalwood   and   duted   all   the I
wny through the last ten years.   Tbe
superscriptions nre ln the handwriting
of at least four persons, and"— I
"Will you please give those to mo?"
said Mrs. Raye ln a soft but final tone. '
"I  think you have made  n  mistake.
They are uot for sale."
Aud four men In the company looked
relieved and grateful.
Cupid picked up n rjng set with several diamonds and scrutinized lt close* '
"Evidently on engagement ring,"
quoth he. "The owuer brought it here
expecting to find use for It, for bere
are Initials ul ready engraved on the
Inside.   Shall I read them?" I
"I don't think you'd better," said the
millionaire grimly. "Give it here and
stop your fooling." j
"This," said the little auctioneer ln
a softer tone than ho had yet been
henrd to use, "Is a heart—a girl's heart '
—quite fresh and of priceless value-
never worn on the sleeve. The owner
gave lt away some time ngo, bnt the
person she gave It to does not seem to
eare for It, aud she thinks It ls lost It
seems n pity tbat the other—person— '
didn't understand."
Cupid pursed up his lips aud gazed
thoughtfully out of the window. Tho
debutante, wbo had Just como in, started forward with a littlo cry. I
"Oh!" she began. "Oh, I"— I
Then Randall Clyde stepped before
her. I
"That is mine," ho snld, "at any
price." I
And then as he turned to meet Lou's
great brown eyes, widening with a look '
ho had never before seen in them, he
felt  a  tremor  as  of  on   earthquake
shock, and a voice exclaimed:
"Good Lawd in heaven, Mnrse Ran- .
dall, what you n-dotn' hoah?" |
Randall sat up In tbe window seat
and rubbed his eyes, while the butler
stared at him tn amazement. j
"Me?   Oh, I've been to a rummage |
sale.   You're quite right.   I'll go up to
bed nnd sleep it off.   But  what the
dickens did you wake me for?"
On reflection Clyde came to the conclusion that If a dream was as delightful as that the reality would be even
more delightful, snd as soon as breakfast was over be took Lou Sturtevaut
for a walk, and both of them discovered things. Cummlngs soon turned his
attention to Mrs. Farquhnr, who made
herself very fascinating. Harry and
Fay Milburn went for a sail, and Carfax, with n long sigh of relief, found
the restful comprehension of Mrs. Raye
most gratlfyiug after tho vaudeville in
which be had been recently engaged.
This assortment of personalities left
Fleete and Miss Tillotson alone on tbe
verandn. They seemed to like it so
well that wheu the other couples came
back the attache and the belle went
off by themselves Into an arbor and
stayed till after luncheon.
Mrs. Farquhar Is now smiling and
happy aud wears a magnificent diamond ring. However, she says tbe next
time she Invites a set of congenial people to her house she will tako particular pains thnt thoy do not get shuffled.
Tlie   King's   Premature   Dentb.
The leading tragedian of a small company playing In an unimportant English village felt himself hard up one
evening for a man to walk on ln the
first net of a historical blood curdler
nnd say to him, "My lord, tbe king is
111," and to appear ln tbe last act witb
the Information, "My lord, the king is
dead." So the leading tragedian took
nn nctlvo and fairly passable stago
hand on one sldo and, engaging blm for
uu extra shilling or two. Instructed him
carefully upon the artistic responsibilities of hts new duties. "Now, mind
you," he said, "the first time you come
on you suy, 'My lord, tho king Is ill,'
and the second time you come on you
sny, 'My lord, tho king Is dead.'"
"That's nil right, guv'nor!" exclaimed
the unshaven recruit, growing visibly
larger ln the chest with tho magnitude
of his promotion. And theu "tho night"
came, nnd iu tho first net on swng-
gered tho dusty debutant, with the
drc.ul line, uttered hurriedly, but In a
prodigious voice, "My lord, tbe king is
d.-ud!" "Oh, ls he?" snarled the leading
comedian, turning upon tho much bo-
feathered messenger n look of eternal
hatred. "Then he bus spoiled tho whole
of my blooming part!"
The Simile, He Wanted.
Delacroix, the pn Inter, was walking
out one day In Paris with n friend of
his when he full into a brown study.
"Whut is up with you now?" snld the
"I can't got n certain shade of yellow," replied the artist.
i    "What sort of yellow?"
Just then a cub drove past.
"The very thing!" tho painter gasped
out.   "Stop, stop!"
"I om engaged," tho cabby replied
without stopping,
Delacroix Started In pursuit nnd nt n
steep place In the Rue des Martyrs
overtook the crib. Opening the door, he
suid In tonoi of entreaty to the passenger Inside:
"Do please tell your driver to stop. I
wnnt your complexion for n painting
on which I am at work. There ls a color merchant closo at hand. I shall not
detain you above five minutes, and ln
acknowledgment of the service you
render me I will present you with a
■ketch of my picture."
The bargain wns struck. Delacroix
got his yellow, nnd a few months later
the "faro" received a sketch of his
"Assassination of the Archbishop of
A Solecism.
Tailor—Like to try on your dress
cont now, sir?
Fwotldy (who has ordered a suit)—
Rcfoh C o'clock? You must think I'm
a doosld Iguowumus!—Chicago Tribune.
Musl Deadly ui" All MiMkOS aad lis Iu-
ttresUnig UiHtor.v.
Ono of the most Interesting us wull
|a,s tho most deudly oi ull makes is
the hooded cobru of indiu. In thut
country hundreds of people die every
year from the Venomous bite of theso
reptiles. As it lies coiled up in a
heap ln its cage it looks inoffensive
enough, and not nearly so unpleasant
aa the stub-tailed ebony moccasins.
Rut when excited the cobra rears up
its head and nbout one-third ol" its
body, and we now see the reason for
the name "hooded." Iho ribs Just
back of the head are very long nnd
slender, und when they ate extended
straight out from the body ths skin
stretched between them forms a curved shield or hood uiound the head.
On the bnck of this hood, in the
adult snake, is a most remarkable
ornament, looking liko two eyes or a
pair of spectacles, uosepiece and all.
ln no two snakes is this ornament
exactly alike, and some individuals
lack  it altogether.
When thp snake swa.ys back and
forth all ready to strike, its tongue playing liko lightning, one may
indeed be glad that a thick sheet ol
glass is between him and this terrible threat of death, Tint one must
remember that this tongue has nothing to do with the venom or bite,
the puisoii lluiil being stored up in
little sacs, and when lhe snake strik-
is it is forced down nnd out through
the  hollow   teeth.
This is the snuke which the snako
charmers of thu - East use in their
performances. The music of the flutes evidently excites them to spread
their hoods, as does tho presence of
When tho hood is not in uso il
closes back upon the neck and folds
so neatly between tho ribs that it
disappears, and tho neck of the mnke
shows no sign of being different in
structure from that of ordinary
Tho cobra sometimes grows to- a
length of six foot, and often finds its
wuy into the walls and roofs of
houses, being fond of the rats which
abound in such places in India.
These snakes go about, in pairs, and
they never stray fur from each other. Tho female lays about twe. i
eggs, which are nearly os largo as
those of a pigeon, white, and very
soft slielled.
Tho natives of India have what
they call "snake stones," which aro
very porous and absorbing substances, nnd when theso are applied to
the woun-rt they draw up a considerable quantity of blood. How such
crude treatment con ever effect a euro
seems incredible, but many instances
havo "been reported by Englishmen
where decep'tion was out of the question. The wild jungle Jowl are said
to feed on the young snakes, and
that curious little furry creature, tho
mongoose, is the cobra's worst
enemy, showing great skill nnd cunning In attacking and avoiding the
fangs of the reptile. Tho snake is
invariably killed in theso encounters.
Unit is Million   Sisu   unci   108,000 Hones
the 1'resent Programmr.
In a paper in the Journal of tho
United Service of India on the
growth of tho military power oi
Japan, Capt. H. W. R. Senior traces tho origin of the present Jnpan-
oso army to tho action of the Mikado, when a. "commission was sent
out from. Japan to all foreign countries in 18GU to enquire into tho best
system of national defence, tho best
system of education, and the best religion. On its return tlio commission reported tho French military
system, the British naval system,
und tho American system of education to be tho best. They slated,
however, that they found no civilized
religion to be worth adopting."
In 1887 tho Mikado undertook tha
reorganization of his land forces on
Prussian lines with the assistance of
a Herman military mission. The issue was seen in the triumph of Japan
iu tho war with China in 189-1, u
brief account of which is given by
Capt. Senior. The principal tviults
were "lhe complete unification of
tho various -Inns into the Japanese
nation with a strong national feeling, and tho receipt of the Indemnity
of £34,500,000."
Tliis sum wus partly applied to
the further reorganization ol tho
urmy, and reforms were Instituted
which wero "to be completed in
April, 11)03, and to be In full vork-
ing order by l'.IO.'), win n ill. Japan-
eso army will have a peace strength
of 100,000 men and 80,000 horses,
callable of expansion by trained m<-n
to an nnny of 000,000 nun with
100,000 hones for *tr, with a sup-
crnuiiu.Tai'y reserve of ubout. another
600,000 men"
Tho cavalry are armed with sword
ami carbine, those of thu Imperial
(iuurd alone currying a luiue for escort, duties. Tho cavalry is tho
weakest portion of their army, Iho
Jnpiiiicsi' being Indifferent riders Iho
artillery nnd engineers nro well organized and equipped. Their medical arrangements are excellent, and
a foreign surgeon wrote in  L900l
"It was thc general Impression
a lining inulical nun with the expedition that the Japanese modical service was most efficient and complete,
removing their wounded  prompt ly to
tho huso. This wm not duo to superiority of equipment, but to u better organization of personnel for field
service, und to the numbers ihey
have at their disposal."
Until \*iartlilp in I'arls.
A Swedish boron and a Pcl«mn
Count, clinipcd '.villi devil worship
and tho systematic corruption of
minors, havo appeared before tha
court at Paris, which sat with closed doors to hear the case. Il was
stated thai tho baron had arranged
a temple to Raton ut his residence in
the fashionable Elysco Quartor,   uni
that the count assisted him by attracting minors thereto, Counsel for
tho defence pleaded that they Were
corrupted bv leading the works of
popular modern French authors, an I
that them* writers, nud not their
victims, should be held responsible.
Whut Vucle Sam Gsts by tha Alaskan
lluuntlary A ward—Tbo Portland Canal,
Which Bolongs to Canada, a Mneolfl-
aent Waterway—Soma or Its Ailvan-
tages-Tha Timber Villus Kxaggorated.
The strip of territory awarded to
the United States by tho Alaskan
Boundary Commission contains gold,
vast tracts of timber and valuable
furs and fisheries, writes a correspondent in the Boston Transcript.
Moreover, it is a country capable of
great development in other ways,
and tho waterways which lead up to
it, now practically all under our con- |
trol, are tho most beautiful in the
world. From Seattle to Juneau is
about a thousand miles, and tho entire trip by 6teamer is along theso
inland waterways. Tho route lies
around and between islands, through
a labyrinth oi channels, some ot
which aro scarcely a quarter milo
wide, yet so deep that no ship can
anchor in theni. A vessel can grazo
tho cliffs at either side and yet havo
under her keel waters of wonderful
clearness and half a hundred fathoms
deep. Right from tho water spring
tho mountains a thousand lo eight.
thousand feet high, whilo behind
them, inland and seaward, on tho
larger Islands ure peaks that top tho
timber line and lift crowns white
with perpetunl snows. .Some of the
Norwegian fjords approach Ihem in
beauty, but are far behind them in
Sublime grandeur.
lloute fairly Well  ( liuiua.
Tho route is fairly well charted,
but as yet scarcely lighted at all,
and in some places sullicient Iy perilous to add tho thrill of danger to
the olher delights of traveling it.
Ono of these danger spots is .Seymour Narrows, between Vancouvor
Island ond Yaldez, henco in Canadian territory, before you reach the
lower limit of Alaska. Peril Straits,
north of f^itka and well within our
own territory, is a similar spot,
similarly dangerous, so tbat we
break oven with Canada on the matter of perils. Tho memory oi a trip
on the forme* United States cutter
Corwin ihrough these narrows and
the thrills which I received thoro are
yet fresh in my memory. It is unwise to attempt tho entrance to this
passage with tho tide running' full
cither wilh or against you. If
ajrtinst you, you simply cannot make
it; if it is with you the chances of
being slammed against the cliffs of
tbe craggy entrance and rolled under
are giant. Vou must go through
With the tide, but it is best to
mako the entrance at slack water.
The Corwin, coming up from the
south, made the Rpot nn hour or
two before the turn of the tide ond
anchored ln a convenient bay on the
Vancouver side. Here wu found a
crow of loners nt work in the mng-
nilicent primeval forest, getting out
lir logs that were five and six feet in
diameter. The month was May and
tho warm waters were full of ducks.
The loggers told us that da-er and
wild game of all kinds abounded in
the woods, and wo could well believe
it, for nowhere is a wilder or more
untroddon forest. Shortly beforo the
time for the tide to turn the steam-
or's prow wns set toward the cavernous pass, and we approached it under a full bead of steam. The tide
had been running against us, and
should now rest for a moment and
then turn with us.
PsrllaUl Xavlgiitlon,
But in our care not to ba; too Into
wo were just a little nhead of time,
and us we approached the pass tho
■wirling current began to play with
tho steamer us a child might play
wilh a toy boat. In spit., of her
powerful engines and the efforts of
two men at the Whocl, it was impossible to keep her head straight.
She yawed lo and fro, yet crept up
by taking advantage of tho back
water near the shore till the poinl
wns reached where il was necessary
to send her into mid-stream. Here
the rush of water caught her, .spun
her upon her keel and sent her whirling down stream again, bullied. On
eit In side terrifying eddys appeared,
hola i ,, the water like those which
an oar blade leaves, only a thousand times ns large. Tho force careened her wildly, und from tho slanting deck one could look down these
Water holes to a seemingly unknown
depth, and it took a stool heart.
not to fear that the vessel herself
might be dragged under in tho whirlpools. Three times- wo breasted this
silent, mighty, whirling force, and
each time the ship wns spun about
like a boy's toil. Then a littlo lator
wo Iriiyd again and passed up through
placid waters. The tide wns al. tho
turn, and the commotion was quelled for n brief space. Then we went
on for hours through this winding
narrow canon, with tho quickening
tido chasing us ahead nt torpedo-
boat speed.
(ould Not   Anchor.
The sun sank and night rnme on,
thlrk with fog. Vou could not tie
up to the sheer cliffs, you could not
anchor. There wns nothing tn do
but speed on. Tho channel Widened
somewhat nnd all landmarks vanished in tho grny of tho mist. Then it
wns that tlu. Wiao captain felt his
way by a trick well known to tin
Alaskan pilot, llo kept tho whistle
sounding nt intervals of a few .seconds, and by watching tho echo
knew whlr.h shore wus tho nearer,
and shaped his courso accordingly.
It was an exciting trip, und no one
cared to sloop that night. It was
too fascinating to listen to tho
echoes and bet even money which
ehoro wo wero to bo smashed up on.
Yet thc night passed, the fug lifted
and tho morning found im mill in tho
middle of tlio widening channel. Wo
had made the paM in safety nnd oil
bets woro off.
Tlia   I'nrlUi.al  Canal.
Alaskan waters begin at Dixon's
•entrance, when half tho trip from
Seattle has been covered. Hero, in
latitude  64,40   north,   you   dud  the
Portland Oanal, so-called, in reality
u waterway of much magnificence,
running forty miles Inland through
timber clad mountains that rise
abruptly. It has u splendid depth of
water, and us tiii. commission ims
decided that this belongs to Canada it will give her an ample channel
to the Pacitic for tho trade which
will in future yeurs uituo to Port
Simpson, at Its head, the terminus
of the projected Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
As you go north from this place
you enter between the Alexander Islands and the mainland. Everywhere
you find the same marvelous scenery
tn description of which volumes have
been written that can yel not do
justice to tin* reality. The mighty
hills on either side ure scarred by
frequent paths of avalanches, and tho
melting snows of tho* white peaks
tumble from the cliffs in cascades
lhat sprinkle rainbow spray upon the
passing steamer. On tho left ere islands in a chain .'100 miles long and
over a thousund in number. Some
of them aro ns largo as the State of
Massachusetts und most of them
practically unexplored by the white
man. That they uro rich in mineral
wealth Is already proved by the miners who have touched hero and thore
on their shores, l have tramped for
a day in the Fascinating fastnesses ol
one of tho smallost of thorn. The
only route wan by door and boor
paths, All      else      wus     SUCh      n
tangle of riotous growth as ono doon
not hoar of outsulo the iungles ol
India. Fallon i!"'■ inn's interlaced
In inextricable confusion, through
which sprang lin- standing growth of
llr and hemlock. Tlie even loinpen I
moist climate a.coutiis for the luxur
ions growth ol conifers. The .swamps
were tangles of Cottonwood, elder,
virburnunis, and alder.
I'rofllnrlivfla Virgin Soil)
Theso aro dwarfed in tho main and
snarled with smaller growth of vac*
cinium, ribes, and tin* thorny EJohino-
ponax Ilorridimi, a, peculiarly devilish stinging brier. Under foot tho
murky soil is covered with a heavy
inoss In which the trn-' 'or sinks lo
the knee and  which i'; tho  year
around. Whon these forests era clear-
,od '•• faint ••(■, <hc sun will bo let in
on a a.aindeiiully productive virgin
soil which will boar enormous crops,
The climate is such that anything
that enn bo grown north of Ofcosa-
peake liny on - tho Atlantic coa-sl
should thrive in this new land of the
Vet in spito of their luxurious
growth, I believe that the timber
value of the forests of this portion
of Alaska has to bear that il is ail
inexlinustible foicst reserve. Truly,
it should furnish pulpwood for generations yet unborn; the growth i-.
rapid und tho timber soiled for pulp
But as lumber, il seems to be another matter. Here and there you fin.I
nn individual tree that reminds you
of the giants of the l'upet Sound
country, yet a good deal of the
growth is not closo set enough t.i
furnish tho mighty limbless boleS
that nro the lumberman's delight, fn
many more places the brnnchy trunks
are not pleasing to the timber cutter's cyo and would make poor lumber.
Largo  l'.la .'llti<irii of  ll..|ia|.aa !,.
The growth seems to be a large
percentage of hemlock with a const i-
a-rublo proportion of whnt is known
us .Sitkan spruce. The trees cover
tho hillsides of the mainland an.',
islands to tho height of my two
thousand foet, and in many pleas
reach the snow line.    Here and there
one finds scattered groups of tbe
Alaskan yollow cedar, which is a
most valuable w-ood, ltti'go, fine o!
grain, and easily worked. Tbe Indians use it in the making of their
carved totem poles, paddles, etc, Tho
country seems to lack tho must important timber of the Puget Sound
country, the red fir, or Douglas
spruce, lt lucks pines, and none ol
the firs of the Sierra and coast
range, so common in Oregon and
California, are here to be seen. Tho
conditions for lumbering nro such
ibat In the towns already established lumber is more cheaply broUf hi
from Puget Sound than from the
noorby forests, In the building of
tha* Vukon and White Pass Railroad
ties und trestle and bridge limber
were brought from Scattlo un;l Victoria rather than cut them near by
though the rond runs through a lini;
bor country. At. Orcn, on Prince
William Bound, (he canneries Import
their lumber, though tliere Is a sawmill in the neighborhood, I-'or somo
mason it is unable to compote with
tho freighted timber, There aro sawmills in operation, how. vor, at Sitka,
Metlakahtlii. Wi'niigel and DOUglOS
Football Is almost as popui.ir in
Bunnell us it i.s In llu* United StatJ
The natives play the gau.o unshotl
and kick and shoot goals with Luu .
Gents, — l   have   used   vour mix
AHD'S  LINIMENT in my family ullll"
also in my stables for years ami eon*
Slder it the best medicine obtainable
"lours truly,
Proprietor   Koxton  Pond   Hotel    unti
Livery Stables.
Itoxton Pond, July 4. m.
An authority on the subject tie-
chiles that ninny crises of defective
pyesTght nre caused by wearing ti^ia
collars, which interfere with the in-
dilation  of  blood  to  the head.
Foul, Loathsome,
Disgusting Catarrh !
Secure Relief in 10 Minutes
And a Radical Cure-
Unci your heml (ehe 7 Hnvo you (mini
ovrr ymir evi-s '' Is thoro a constant
dropping In tlio tliront ■> Ii Uiu lna„th
ofiensivo ?     iiioso uro certain symptomi
et Cu lain li Hi' Acncw'fl I'lalnriiml l'a,w
iler will cttro most sttibla.itn Casot In t,
inn i \ I'lousty falioi I I lino. If you'vs Imd
cnlurrh u week it's a sure ciir» Jt |t>
ot tally ytari' hlanillnt: It's just as i-fliat.
Ivo     Bold by ull (IruuKlsls. II
The   fossil   lin nl   nf   Ilia"   I'lli   inIh
i*.    iho   hest    building    stono in
World.     Wl'iii   inst   enl   It   is  aim
es   sill    as   fliiecsfl'.   lull    il    solidilu-
Ihc nir until it is as hard as gnu*
Cue   Short  Puff  Clears
lfeada--Ula!.s   jaalir   laOUll   llcllO 1    HllVa
■auliiH 0V0T your tySS ? Is tlio liifl'iii
'ensiioV '1 Itfl'M. OTQ rerUini syniptoi
Catarrh, l>r. Airnew's Cuturrhul l'a
,\ill rule most, si iililiuun ruses in n
i..illou.ity slinrl lime If \ouvc lux
'nri'li a w.'i*L i-'s u sure cuie. If ii
ily ).'«)' s.iiniliets It's just us oltoa
*i.a   a nils —,-»?
' jaall
ll Ol*
113   Ot
I l •■
s Ol
[Robot—Have  .Man  ever  qtialTed  Lh*
lll'a'tal    of   love ?
Yes,     a     few;   but,   oh.   it's such ,i
long time between drinks
Bed-ridden 15years.— -it ■
body wunts u written guarantee from
personally us to my wonderlul curi* I
rheumatism by South American Kbt
mir luu* I will i.o Hie gladdest wui
in tho world tn uhe it," says Mrs. ,1
lli'iiumoiit. ol Elora, "1 hud desp.i
of recovery up lo ihs lime of t&kliiK
wonderful remedy. I*, cured comi.
ly "-f.b
till 11
l tall
"This is n tough old world.'' remarked the anvil in the blacksmith's
shop. "I got nothing but knocks adi
tlu* day long."
■ Right you nre.:' rojolnod lhe I*-!
lows. 1 am always hard pressed w.
raise the wind."
Liko   Tearing   the   Heart
Stl'tnrjS. ii is not within tlio conception "I mun to measure my ure*it SlOer*
logs la'aam heart disease, i'or years I eia-
aiin«.a| utmost constant cutting nud leal**
fiijj puins talaaiul my heart, uml muny a
Ulna would havu *.,elcomml tleuth. I-'
Ajgltew'H t'uie lur the Heart hu* worked
n veritable nilruilu."—Thus Hicks, I'eitla.
Hi, I - i'J
(inra—lie has SUCh a funny lit'
way of kissing tne on lhe l>ack of t'
Maud—Will, you know, be can't 9'
your fact- from there,
No  man   is  in  business   fair  hlmsull
if ha' Is married.
Kinara's Liniuieitt Cures Ltphiheria.
i'am  often  tl.e ln;:li  who  pushes line
self along  in  the ut.rld pushes Others
Those whom neglected cough*
have killed v.rro once as healthy
and i a,'.,;;..,', as you.
Don't follow in their paths of
neglect   Take
tit as.
Qasboo Harbors Unsl LI<eeaWa
Stop up Air. Barber; you're next I
in tha- Province of Quebec ths day
..I the unlicensed tonsorial practitioner  bus  gono  b.v.    like  th"   physician,
the lawyer mid th.- dentist, ile. barber must have a lia'eiise to du business,   and   111.-   lica-nse  cm   be  BOOUTOd I
only aftor be hns appeared before tlis
Board i.i Examiners and demonstrate'
cd tbat he Is qualified to practice his
pit. Undor the go-as-you-plcaso conditions whieh prevailed before the
barber's license luw was enacted i
many men worked thomsclves Into
the trofcmlon who woro unlit to
wlold tin- lather brush und razor and
whoso ideas of hygienics were perverted. Othorl who Wero amply I
t)uallflod showed '.heir disregard for
l the dignity of their colling by cut-1
I tint? prices ns u.il ns hair nnd cUti- I
1 clo, to lh.- detriment of men of gen-
i nis. 'lhe barkers who advortisod "a
: shave, a tfln.-.s of beer and a sandwich for 10 cents," and thos- whoso
combination barber uiiil bulchor's
shop Hotted Ihein n neat revenue, will
probably lose the pri vi logo of doing
business/In tin- old way. ihey will
bu compollcd to choose between the
two irs don, and tin* mixing of fonm
and lather will bocome u lost art.
'I iv- Orncco-Iloman and shavo-aa«
shavo-can harbor, who depends "n
Irs sii uin' right nnn for results, will
nisi, bi' il ibarrod from practice, and
the buhl headed barber with an infallible hair tonlo or n sure tip on
Ihe i mi's  may also  fail  to securo   a
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Ull Ilia Ul.a.a.a.-
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lour CIiikrKi far Kfliialntl-a dp»»l"i l"*' "S
" A TrtailM «u lh* Wor««," the book tree, -
aa llfll ran
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
A Kauana Bll«nr*l.
'.Wben   n    *''-'11-    Kuusus    blizzard
a ud
snid a uutlve of the stute, "the
t tlrst is usually soft und Una
comes   down   with  an  ominous
liii-ii it Increases iu volume,
keep bliu  fiuui getting lost and
lu-iug In the snow.    Bometlmes
.unit- stand In the door and beat
,''l a wild wind hurls It along,    ll is
uujiug   nnd  enveloping,  and,  aside
from helng freezing cold, oue ennnot
, lose his way.    The storm some-
,'i„;,s lusts two or three days.    When
',,'. ,,f these blizzards comes up, the
t-Vi'i- *'f who wants to get from his
fori,"house to the sluble or mllUhoiise
',!;.., a curd and starts for tbo sttibla
,r inllWiouse, us It may be, even If
!t u only 50 yards off.    Ho seldom
uai'l3 it the first time, nnd the cord
Is i
v, :i i
tl..' l*e°I
„ ia win for a signal to any one who
,„.,',' i,e oul in the storm, but this Is of
Uttii- use. as the noise of Ihe wind Is so
,,,.(.;;! that It drowns a'unost every otlier ri nud.
• I know uf a ease of a man who got
l„si tilng from '||s stable to the house,
,„ . iftly mid hllndlhgly did the storm
,., I,id down upon him. He stumbled
oV(.i nn. entrance to a cyclone cellar
.,,,,1 crawled In ihere nud dropped the
,;  Mii.r hlm to keep out the enow,
flit- snow fell faster ami faster nnd
buried the door so deeply that wheu It
un-. nil ended and he tried lo open It
I,,! i ,uud It Impossible. Ills family
seoreheil the country around for hlin,
nui il was not until the snow had melt-
,.,l and puiie nud some one happened
to i' lulu tho cyclone cellar that he
was found there."—New York Tribune.
Terrible Increase ia tlie Number
of Deaths from Tbis
It is Common to Ail Classes
and Conditions of
It Creeps Stealthily Into the System and Develops Into
Many Diseases.
Bright's Disease, Heart Disease,
Diabetes, Dropsy and Rheumatism, are Among the
Forms it Takes.
Dodd's  Kidney Pills the  One
Remedy That Never Fails to
Cure it, No Matter How or
Where It is Found.
■a ral Was Commltlel,
"I remember well onco when Joe
Bin, i.luii u anil I were on the same
committee," said a senator. "It was
during a Democratic administration,
uml tliere had been a good deal of
bother trylug to get the secretary
of agriculture to n^-rco to a certain
thing, nud Blackburn bad been sent to
talk liliu over to the i-ommlltee's plan.
In fact, Hio whole cabinet had been
difficult lu deal with. When Joe came
Imcfe, several of us were assembled
iu the committee room, among us Senator Vest, who wns sunk dejectedly in
the depths of an armchair. Some one
" 'Well, Joe, did you succeed?*
" 'SucceedT he echoed. Then he
began to tramp up nnd down, fuming
ti ui) russlng.   Finally he broke out:
"'Of all the obstinate things In the
Bbapc of a cabinet officer I ever encountered, coin mend me to J. Sterling
Morton I Uou't you agreo wltb me.
"Vest roused up slowly nud answered:
"i'm sorry. Joe, but 1 am committed to Hoke Smith.'
"ll was the funniest thing I ever
heard," continued the senator, "and
our bill was uever even reported."—
Saturday Evening Post.
What He Would Have Said.
in a complicated criminal case an old
land surveyor wns subpoenaed to give
his professional opinion In the matter.
As the proceedings were about to be-
k'.u be usked permission to say a few
words, but was called to order sternly
ly tbe Judge, who told hlm to wnlt till
lie w'as questioned. Tli*-.* cuse then proceeded. A host of witnesses were ex-
iinilued, and even the prisoner fre-
tiueutly wus called upon to make a
After a couple of hours the Judgo
■said to the old surveyor, "Now. sir,
we shall be glad to hear wbat you
have lo say on the whole case."
The witness stood up and replied:
"I only wished to remark awhile ago
lhat I nm quite deaf in my left ear and
rather hard of hearing In the right. I
wns merely roIiik to nsk If I might bo
allowed to sit Immediately In front of
the witnesses nnd tho prisoner. Up to
now I hnve not heard a single word of
the proceedings."—London Telegraph.
The   I'rralnu   War.
They hnvo curious methods In Pcr-
sla of Insuring law and order. A fat*
ure of the crops had resulted in a denr
oof, whieh much enraged the populace. In order to quell the tumult tho
ihnh ordered a number of bakers to reive several hundred strokes with a
rod, besides n few minor little attentions, such as the amputation of nn
ear or two.
Her  Sinn,..
"Why do you still cnll her a 'Cn de
slecle girl? "
"What's (ho mntter with that?"
"Why, since that mentis literally (he
"'inl of the century ghi' It was only
used lu sponklug of girls toward the
close of ||,e hist century."
"Well, Una's when she was a girl."
Ureut   Spheiuo.
"Have ynu decided yet upon a namo
for that now suburb of yours?"
"Yes.  1 am going lo cull It Lookout."
"I cnu't see nnylhliig Striking or original nhout llial."
"You can*t. Think how everybody in
•he train will run to (he windows when
tho brakeman calls out (he mime of the
ita lion,"
Aa Aathor'a Notebook.
fold one poem and made almost
•Dough to pay the butcher.
Wrote an obllunry on nn ancient
eltlsen and had Maria's shoes mended
Wilh the proceeds.
Bold a short story nnd came wKhln
"" ice of making enough lo pay $10 on
he grocery bill.
"A Silent Musician" Is the title of a
""w "tory. Hcnlly If some of 'em were
oot silent occasionally thero would be
'">   living   In    this   eouuti-y.-Atlanta
■ "lislllutioo.
Of all thc diseases the human body
hus to combat In its struggle for
health, tho otic that is steadily growing in strength und terrors is Kidney
LHser.ao. Quietly, stealthily as a serpent, it creeps on its victim till thc
latter is enveloped in lis folds, and
the greatest physicians the world has
ever known stand helpless before it.
As the last fold goes around tlie
struggling victim and the doctor
shakes his bead and whispers
"Drig-ht's Disease," hope fades to
nothing, und the sorrowing friends
feel that death lias marked their
loved one for its own.
The alarming lncreaso this terrible
disease is making is evidenced by lhe
columns of almost every newspaper,
l-'or not among the lowly of the
earth alone does it look for Us victims. Statesmen, judges, emi-nenl
lawyers, and honored divines are
numbered among those who in recent
months have gono down to their
graves with the fell marks o( this
dread disease upon their bodies. In
fact, so prevalent has the disease become that a celebrated New Vork
specialist stated recently that not
ono person in a hundred was free
from somo taint of Kidney Uiseaso.
It is the secrecy of Kidney Disease
that makes it tho more dreaded. You
can fight au enemy In the open with
some chance of success, but if he is
lying in wait to take you ut an unwary moment your chances of successfully lighting him aro terribly diminished. So it is with Kidney Disease. Its lirst Warnings are so fain!
as to bo hardly noticeable, a slight
pain in the back lhat is cburged up
to over exertion, a slight discoloration of the urine or n burning .sensation while urinating that hardly attracts attention. Thai is ull. Dut
that means that Kidney Disease is
at work gradually eating its way into your system. The pain in the
beck grows more severe, the urinary
troublo more complicated, swelling*
under the eyes and of the limbs denote tho coming of Dropsy, sharp
shooting pains in the joints and muscles tell lhat Rheumatism has vou
in iis grasp, or perhaps a duy or
two's illness leads to the calling of
tho doctor, aud suddenly the terrible
trutb is forced upon you—Bright's
Disease bus you in  its grasp,
With this silent, relentless enemy
slowly but surely eating its wuy Into    protninenco    and     marking   thai
prominence by a  yearly   increase In
the length of its death list, the demand of tho day, of the hour, la
"Show us the way of tweapo." Na
ture never put mankind In B critical
condition without providing a wu;.
of escape—providing mankind Wero
wise enough to take tho way provided, ln tbis case the way of escape
is a simple vegetable remedy. It has
been before the people of Canada for
thirteen yenrs. nnd. like all tbe great
relievers of nature, has been first received and first appreciated by the
lowly in life, those known as the
common people of Canada,
Is It the common people of Canada
who die of Bright's Disease? No. it
is the bright and shining marks,thoso
who nre stationed above the beads of
tbo masses. Ask thO reason of this !
(io to (he people who are practically
exempt from Kidney Disease In its
worst form, and usU them. With almost a single voice they will reply :
"We curo our Kidney ailments with
Dodd's Kidney l'ills, nnd tliey never
get a chance to develop into thint
terrible disease that carries so mnny
prom I non t men Into the grave."
And so it is; tie man Who does
manual labor lwst heal his slightest
alius or thev :tmet\er him III his work
When ho bus Jmckache he cures it
With Dodd's Kidney l'ills, ond goes
on wilh bis work: when he feels a
twinge of Rheumatism he drives 11
out of his body with Dodd'S Kidney
l'ills—and goes on with his work.
Necessity has liinght hiin thnt ho
must eure his Kidneys to get rid Of
his pnins, for lie must wink lo live.
Ilo   bus   not   been   educated   lu     thut
Standpoint where a prescription to
curo must be written by a specialist
at a cost ot dollars to every letter.
He may not even know that there
never was a disease that took in all
classes of the community but ■** what
nature provided a cure within the
menus or nil classes of the community. What he does know is more to
the point than this. He knows that
Dodd'S Kidney Tills will cure all
aches which experience has taught
hiin come from the Kidneys. He
tukes Dodd's Kidney Pills, nnd goes
on with his work.
Of course, there ure exceptions to
every rule. Even among common people there are those who neglect the
early warnings of Kidney Disease. It
tukes exceptions to prove the rule-
but muny of these exceptions prove
more—tliey prove thut no case of
Kidney liisea.se is too far gone for
llodd s Kidney l'ills to cure, llright'a
Disease. DlalJOtOS, Dropsy, Heart Disease—ull the varied forms of Kidney
Disease In its advanced stages—have
boon met by Dodd's Kidney Pills,and
never once has Canada's great Kidney Keniedy had to admit defeat.
From the Atlantic to the Tacific, and
from the Creat Lakes to Hudson
Duy, Dodd's Kidney Tills are used,
and wherever used thoy have trlum
and wherever used they have triumphed over Kidney Disease in ita
every form. Thousands of Canadiaas
aro shouting their praises of the con-
.lust a few of thoso who have neglected thc early symptoms, reached
tho more advanced stages of Kidney
Diseases, and found a cure in Dodd's
Kidney Tills ore given below. There
are thousands of others. Ask in your
immediate neighborhood You will
not havo to go far to meet men, w#-
men and children who havo either
warded olT or cured the terror of the
present age by using tho old Canadian stand-by—Dodd's Kidney Pills.
Bright's Disease has Invariably, yielded
to a treatment o( Dodd'B Kidney Pills,
no matter how yrm a hold it had secured on its victim. Possibly the most
talked ol case of recent date Is that ot
Alice Maud Parker, of Shubenacadls,
Hants Co., NS. The lull story of this
case will be found in the current number
of Dodd's Magazine. Herewith a short
statement from the young lady's mc i ber
Is  appended '
Two doctors pronounced my dauhhter'a
disease Brlglifs Disease, and nave her up
to die. Her eyelids swelled till she could
hardly see; her legs from her tinkles So
her knees swelled. Her belt in health
was twenty Inches, when she was at her
worst it was 4H inches. Then she *»a*.v»
up all other treatment and started lo
tnke Dodd's Kidney l'ills. By tho time
she had taken the Urst box I saw it
change. It took a long time to t.rinft
her balk to perfect health, bdt Dodd's
Kidney Pills did it. To-duy my daughter is in  perfect health.
Mrs. T.  G.  Parker,
Shubenacadte.   Hants -Co .  K.S.
Diabetes is another of the most fearful
and fatal forms of Kidney Disease that
has been cured by Dodd's Kidney Tills,
nnd by no oilier medicine. AmO'lfl those
cured of this terrible ailment is Mr.
Charles Gilchrist, for fifteen years Chief
of Police of l'ort Hope and afterwords
for twenty-two years Fishery Overseer
under tho Dominion Government. He
makes the following statement :
I   was   a    sulterer   for   ten   years   with
Illabetes and Kidney Disorder.    At times
my urine wos of a dark liricky color, aid
1    would     suiter     something   nwlul   while
passing.     1   tried   doctors and  medicines,
but could get no help till  I tried Dodd's
Kidney Pills     They have made me a new
man.        The   citizens   of   Port   Hope   all
know  me.   and  can   vouch  tor  the  above.
Chas. Gilchrist,
Ex-Chief  Coast   and Fishery   Overseer,
Port Hope.
Heart Disease Is a result of Kidney Die-
order. Had Kidneys meuu impure blood,
the action of impure blood on the heart
1-aunes Iloart Disease. Dodd'a Kidney
Pills cure it :
1 suffered for years wilh Heart Disease,
Hiil;Iii .- Disease, and Itheumutiein. I
was so feeble 1 was unable to do amo-
thing. There were three months 1 abaa-
donaaal nil medicines, nud resolved to let
mvself die. Then 1 was led to try
Dodd's Kidney Pills, and tho good the
first box did 'me surprised me. I have
taken twenty boxes In all, am well ol
my Henrt Disease, my Bright's Disease,
and   my   Rheumatism.
Dutne  Louie  Provosti,
St.  Maglolre,  Que
Dropsy, another disease caused by diseased Kidneys lulling to do their work
and remove lhe surplus water Irom the
blood, is another ailment Dodd's Kidney
Pills always cure.    Here ls an example :
I was a total wreck before 1 started lo
use Dodd's Kidney l'ills. In tiie mornings before 1 got out of bed 1 could
iiiiild hardly pui my feet to the lloor
tbey were si> much swollen from Drops*/.
My arms used to swell nt times eo lhat
I could not put on my coat. 1 had to
be tapped to be relieved from my ter-
nlalo pulns. On tho advice of a friend
I Blurted to use Dodd's Kidney Pills.
Hcforo I had finished tho second box I
felt much belter. Seven boxes curod me
completely. 1 don't know what It is to
bo Bick elnce I used Dodd's Kildney Pills,
(ipurge Robertson,
S'.ia   St    James  St.
Montreal,     Que.
Rheumatism nnd kindred Kidney Dls*
euses, such as Dumbngo, Sciatica, and
Gout, aio caused by uric acid in the
blood If tho Kidneys are put In working order they strain all the uric acid
out of the blood, and the Rheumatism
goes with lt. Tnke the ense ol W. O.
Cragff, of Dresden. Out. Here ls bil
statement : .,  .     „.
Fair eight years I was troubled witn
Inflammatory     Rheumatism. I   could
scarrely got around to do my duties in
my store. I hnd some of the best doctors 1 could get, but nothing I tr ed
would pver give ine relief. 1 was also
troubled with Gout. I started using
Dodd'a Kidney Pills nnd had only token
eix boxes when I was completely cured
W. ll. Crneir.
Ex-Reeve of  Dresden.  Ont.
These nro only a few cases taken from
thousands to show the elllcncy of Dodd e
Kidnev Pills I" advanced stages of Kid-
nay   bison SO      In   other   forms  of   Kidney
I troublo, such as Urinary troubles, Gravel    I'l'iuiilr   Weakness,  etc,   Dodd a   Kidney
I pills have lhe sulu.- record. Thoy alwayt
cum As for Pnln in the Rack—the first
gytnPtOltl     of   Kidney   trouble—SSS   your
1 neighbors.      You'll  Bnd  tho majority oi
' i hain luail. 1111 Pain In Uie Buck ns a danger signal, and on Its Ib'Ht appearanri
"ufeguiiril themselves against this terribly
faint  Kidney  Ulstass hv driving  It awuy
  Hu    ut Canadian stouU i.v—Dotla i
Kidney   Pills.
Jnst Lnask.
As the pen ls sometimes mightier
than the sword, so the laugh Ls on occasion as powerful as ln eloquence the
spoken word.
"There are many different kinds of
conversational accomplishments," remarked a man well up ln the ways of
the world, "aud I have paid due attention to tbe cultivation of such as He
within my range. Great Is language-
great, Indeed—and beautiful wltbal.
Nest to my limited ability with words,
however, I rank my faculty of using
the smile or the laugh, as the case may
"I don't menn pleasantry and mirth,
us domestic social graces, but as defensive business artillery. Of course a
man's first Impulse when another misguided man makes a palpable move to
'do hlin np' or asks some unreasonable
and preposterous business favor Is to
enter ou wordy opposition, strenuous
naturally and perhaps violent. This, I
hnve lcnri.cd. Is waste of nervous force
and allows argument on the part of the
unfriendly man who Is trying to make
the touch. The stronger weapon ls to
laugh—Just laugh. Utter not a word,
no mntter bow much the other may
sny, but Just keep on laughing. I've
routed mnny deep laid, dishonest
schemes with a good, hearty laugh. Try
A  llo nl. iv  Decor.
A traveler In central Africa tells of
a native hunter of the Wanderobo
tribe who was the possessor of a most
accomplished donkey, which, with an
antelope's horns strapped to its head,
its body covered with a skin or painted
to resemble the animal Its master Intended to stalk that day, was the
means of deluding mnny an unwary
creature into fulling a victim to the
poisoned arrows of the hunter crouching behind his four footed assistant
Al the Reception.
"I'm anxious to get the names of all
present," ,sold the reporter, "Will you
oblige me"—
"Oh," said the meek man, "you may
put down 'Mrs. Henry Peck nnd husband.' "
"You mean 'Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry
Peck,' don't you?"
"I would prefer that," ho replied,
wltb a furtive glance over his shoulder, "but for goodness' sake don't saf
I gave lt to you that way."
lulling tbe courtship a man tell? a
woman he can't live without her, but
alter marriage he often discovers he
can't   live  with  her.
Kurd's Liniment Cires Colds, eH
A woman will forgive a man almost
anything except his failure to usk to
be  forgiven.
Afler nil there i.s no breakfast food
that is better thnn bacon end oggs
and buckwheat cukes, though some
are  more .extensively  advertised.
Kinard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
Chinamen consider it impolite to
wear spectacles In company.
It Isn't always the best actress that  gets  ths most, followers.
It takes a cross femnle to give il
to a man straight.	
Hurt's Liniment Cares Garget ii Cm
A  Diplomatic   Official.
Darlts the reign of Emperor Napoleon III. he and the empress visited
Normandy and had arruuged to spend
a couple of dnys at Evreux. M. Janvier de la Monte, wbo was the prefect,
learned that the revolutionaries intended to hiss the sovereigns as they passed,
nnd so he summoned the leaders of the
movement nnd told them that ho knew
of their plot. "If you carry out your
plan," said he to them, "you will get
sis months in prison. If you do not
your friends will accuse you of cowardice nnd treason. As a way out of
the difficulty I propose to lock you up
at once until the emperor has gone."
The conspirators accepted the terms offered them, and so the emperor was
greeted only by cheers, as the revolutionaries, frightened at the arrest of
their chiefs, bod not dared to utter a
sound. After the emperor and empress
had gone the prefect went ln person to
release his prisoners, who had bad such
a pleasant time thnt tbey greeted him
with cries of "Long llvo the prefect!"
to which M. Janvier de In Monte, who
was a mnn of wit, replied, "My friends,
do not overdo It."	
Javaneee Maalc.
Tbe Javanese musical Instruments
arc mnde mostly of bamboo. Tliey also
played upon a pipe or whistle, which
wns nbout three feet long and six
Inches across. This sounded like tbe
hollow roar of a lion. Another was a
bundle of tubes of different lengths,
which covered the small boy wbo carried lt like a big saddle. A log bewn
out with two strings stretched across
It served os a drum. A zither of sixteen strings nnd a mandolin of two
completed their outdoor band, while
Inside one could bear other music made
by gongs of wonderfully pure and
benutlful tana	
Ont of Tnne.
A piano tuner employed by a city
firm wns sent to a certain suburb to
tune a piano. Ho found the Instrument
In good condition and not in the least
need of attention.
A few dnys later the firm received a
letter from the owner of the piano, a
lady of musical Intention, stnting that
the plnnn hnd not been properly tuned.
It was no belter than before.
After receiving a reprimand from his
employer the hapless tuner inudo another trip to the suburbs and again
tested every note, only to find, ns before, no fault with tbo Instrument.
This time he toltl the lady so.
"Yes," she snld, "It tloes seem all
right, doesn't it, when you play on It,
but us soou us I begin to slug lt gets
ull out of time ugalu."
Indispensable in.Winter.
There's a need in every home for
Gray's Syrup of Bed Spruce Gum
A few doses, et the first sign cf a cold, will nllny all throst
Irritation—take away hoarseness—check the inflammation—
Strengthen the lungs—ward oil the cough.
All the healing, soothing, curative properties of Canadian Spree*
Gum—combined with aromatics.    Pleasant to take.    25 eta. bottle.
'S        Have you tried our
t,    Eto.
Costs a few cents more than common
Flours, but it is well worth its cost.
Mill- aial Ollii-u;:
•n»0aLViE FlourMills COXtd
Do You Want
SOME 0>!£ 10 HANSIE YO'jn SK:?.VIENT3 o
If SO, the onderilgned wants yuur busimna nud will einleavor ta givo •utUlactiiin*
Cash adyanc.tl nn consignments.     Keforem-e:   I niou llauk of Oiua'la
Tbe oldest esttlilisheil Grain Commission
Merchant in Winnip"(r.
Oraln   Exohanip,   Winnipeg.
Youill   Enjoy Every Bit Of If,
Hostess (to five-year-old guest)—! The average 01 suicides is less In
Does your father say grace before Ireland than in uny other country in
dinner.  Minnie ? thc ivorld.
Minnie—1 don't know. What s
grace '.'
Hostess—Why, saying grace is returning thanks for what wo have to
Minnli—Oh, uiy pn doesn't have to.
We always paj cash for evorythfng
we n«'i
What shrunk your woolens ?
Why did holes wear so soon ?
You   used   common   soap.
Wise is the young man who doesn't
huve his flancoo's  noma engraved In
the ring.
A mnn is Bometlmes known by the
things he might huve done but didn't.
The heiress ot the future will be
known, perhaps, as a raro nnd radium maiden,
A Ua fjr —o OcUaoa Bat.
Opinions should be formed with
great caution nnd changed with still
greater caution.
A schoolgirl ni.'v.r graduates until
she has learned i<> stab pickles with
it  hairpin.
The wolves of (Hunts devour about
If a music teacher can't mako any- .two  hundred  children  nnd  travelers
thing else   out  of  tho voice  oi  an I every year,
heiress ho ,"uu make monej
' Why do you nlways writo in your
shirt   sleeves 7 "  asked  the  fi'.v   lunch
"Because," answered the Joke carpenter, "that's where my funny 'tie
is located."
At th.- chinch of the Bacred Hoarl
in Paris b twenty-two-ton bell is
lolled  b\   el.*ctii.il-. .
The Itcrllia* lin li it.
"I think those neighbors nro real
moan," said Mrs. Bllggtns,
"What's the trouble?' nitced ber husband,
"You know our Marguerite doesn't
get on In ber sllidios very well, nnd
tbelr Mathilda Is Blwoys nt the bend of
lhe class,"
"Whut of thnt?"
"They wouldn't tell me wlint particular sort of brain producing patent
food they give their children,"— Wtish-
Ington star.
A  V«*ry UHToi-nit  Hatter,
Etbel-1   beard  the count  hnd Jilted
Joan   Oh, no; he's too much of n gen-
Por coughs, colds, bronchitis,
asthma, weak throats, weak
lungs, consumption, take
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
Always keep a bottle of it in
the house. Wc have been
saying this for CO years, and
so have the doctors.
"t hr-» nuefll ATHr'i CliBirv ••,*<*tor*il In mr
fan.llT for «l Tl'iira. It ill 111- l.»al ni«.it'lin
In thi TTi.rld.t know, fur r.:\ VStemS .ml luu|
NK..1. J. K. KOaOaMH, Wtlllimi. UM*.
I Blf ,«>(•., flM. .I.e. AYKIteO..
I Au'f,u««ui«.        r i"-
S—m ll I P——■■      iCal
tlenuin for tbnt.  I Unuw positive!* that    Oally notion of tho bOW-tlSli\_t*_t*_*
be (live Gladys three days In which to | ™r*>   AW nature with Ayer a HII.S.
Jilt   li I in.   New   Oi'leuus   Times- Ueuio- i —■ Li •-*? >■ ^u=.-.-.-Tj-^-'?a
crat. •^z. |**j. vJ. No. 464.
^j..-_ THR DRILL, SLOOAN, B. C, JANUARY 29, 1964.
C. E. Smihierixoale, Editor and Prop.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 2Utli, 1904.
British Columbia's public debt is
about $1^000,000, the interest upon
which absorbs 2.r> per cent of the annual revenue. In order to lessen the
btttdens of the province, Finance Minister Tatlow stated in his budget
speeoh that municipalities might very
soon l>e asked to look after their own
schools.   Slocan will be interested.
The Nelson News is noted for its
zeal aud earnestness in support and
defence of things Liberal In politics.
It will permit of nothing to be said in
any way reflecting on Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, or even his humblest follower.
Last week The.Drill stated W. A.
Galliher, Kootenay's Liberal member,
had obtained no government grant for
the Slocan, a statement that did not
please the News. It says tlmt the
reason the Slocan received nothing
from tho Dominion government was
because the country did not require
anything. O, thrice happy and blessed country. The News admitted the
truth of The Drill's assertion, for it
was beyoud dispute. But how does it
know that the Sloean requires nothing? Did ever anyone hear of Big
Bill Galliher touring the Sloean since
his election to find out its wants and
needs, or wan he ever known to inquire
after its welfare? Never. No, The
Drill did not overlook the item of t In-
lead bounty, the advocacy of which
was more warmly advanced by the
Conservative leader in the commons
than by Galliher. Surely the News is
supreme in its gall when it asserts the
bounty is meant solely for the Sloean.
The Lardeau, Ainsworth, Nelson, or
East Kootenay camps alike have a
share in its favors, or, for that matter,
uny other lead camp that mav be
found iu Canada. Besides, where will
the major portion of that bounty go?
Ask the owners of the big mines in
East Kootenay. After their demands
are met Sloean's portion will be small.
And has this lead bounty, bestowed
with great nourishing of trumpets by
the Grits, proven as beneficial to the
couutrv as the News would make out.
To the contrary, tlm public statement
is credited to Win. Davidson, Sloean's
member in the loeal house, that the
bounty lias been of no benefit lo his
constituency at all. Then, there is
the question of the zinc resources of
tlu Sloean, which the News fondly
hopes will bring prosperity to the
country through the government appointment of an examining expert at
Galliher's solicitation a catch-penny
proceeding in view of the approaching
elections. The Diuli. is of the opinion
thai the zinc deposits will eventually
work to tin. salvation of the Sloean
rather than her lead, bu! the appointment of it government expert to look
into lhe question is not what is wanted. The Canadian Pacific Railway
holds the key t.i tlie situation, and it
has recently demonstrated its power
to benefit, by reducing freight rates.
Directly it plans to have the Sloean
zinc treated iu Belgium, then the Kan-
sis ore buyers step in and bargain for
everything in sight. Thu*, by a simple process, the way is opened to real
prosperity. Blocan mineowners should
learn metallurgy and depend less on
polities, and they ean win their own
battles and achieve success. The
News has done much for the mining
industry of the province, but it could
accomplish a great deal more if it
would separate the interests of the
COUptry from polities. It seeks to
tinge everything with a Grit color and
it will not admit of anything else. An
open purse is not going to help Laurier in   the  ooming  election, nor  wil!
Galliher's boastings of influencing
public donations make up  for his
Shortcomings in ability or usefulness.
Even in Convention a Liberal delegate
alleged Galliher wn- false to his partj
und leader.
Pay up your subscription.
A coal famine has existed ia town
of late.
Rossland will hold its midwinter
carnival next month.
Bobby Bums' day passed by un-
honored by local Scots.
The loeal mill company shipped a
ear of shingles to Ontario this week.
Express money orders are payable
everywhere. They are cheapest and
Owing to lack of music, last Friday
night's dance was indefinitely postponed.
Silverton smothered New Denver at
hockey Tuesday, the score lieing 17
golds to 1.
The government estimates lhat the
Slant to the school here will fall off
$150 a year.
Rev. F. Graham, of Nelson, occupied *—* pulpit in St. raid's church
last Sunday.
The annual bouspiel of the Kootenay curling clubs was  held this week
at Revelstoke.
A new steamer is to lie built by the
C.l'.li. and put on the Nelson-Koote-
nay Landing route.
Mrs. W. E. Boie and young son returned on Wednesday from a three
weeks' visit to Kossland.
The weather has at length favored
the rink man. the skating season having opened Friday night.
Owing to the Star mine. Nelson,
closing down, W. Koch has brought
all his horses back to Enterprise.
Wm. Herring, a former well known
character in Nelson, died in the Old
Man's Home in  Kamloops, last week.
Thc offices of deputy registrar of
supreme and county courts at Nelson
and Kossland are to be abolished on
.Tune 30.
Rev. H. Beer, of Kaslo, has lieen
created the first archdeacon of the
Anglican church for tlie diocese of
For tire week ending Jan. 21 the 0.
I\R. traffic returns were $625,000, as
against SGCG.tXM) for the same week
last vear.
Nelson's provincial government office is to lose one clerk, nnd tho mining recorder's salary is red need to ?1(X)
per month.
Married. At Nelson, on the 22nd.
Miss May Smith to R. N. Riblet. The
bride spent some time here last summer, visiting Mrs. D. Arnot.
A public school has been opened at
Aid. Madden has been on the sick
list this.week.
The government has appropriated
$2500 for a bridge at Poplar.
W. H. Brandon came down from
Silverton to attend the funeral of the
late Jos. Doiron.
The C.P.R. will add to  its repair
shops at Nelson and increase thenum
ber of employees.
Nelson ia sure of getting its big
sawmill. It will pay its own way aad
employ steadily upwards of 75 men.
Rev. Mr. Simons was in Nelson on
Thursday, assisting the congregation
of St. Paul's Presbyterian church to
extend a call to their new pastor,Rev
Mr. Ferguson, of Cupar, Scotland.
Yale-Oavib o held a rousing nominating convention at Kamloops. Eighty-
nine delegates were present, holding
proxies for 309 votes. Three names
were placed in nomination, J* Robinson, of Kamloops; M. Burrill, Grand
Forks; and W. T. Shatford.of Vernon,
and a sometime Slot-unite. On the
first ballot Mr. Shatford was in the
lead, but on the second Burrill won
out, the nomination being made unanimous. Both the old party candidates
come from the Boundary, but the
Conservatives' choice is much the
abler and stronger man of the two.
Filial Accident nt Itutli.
On Wednesday a fatal accident occurred at the Ruth mine, Sandon. W.
Ested, working in one of the drifts,
had fired a round of holes and went
back to see tho effect of the shots.   At
that moment a large mass of loosened
rock fell  from the roof  and crushed I S
him to the flour.   He was speedily re* | $
leased and taken down to the Miners' | [*
hospital, but died on  reaching there,
living only a short while after the accident.
Ml MX. itKconos.
Appended is a complete list of the var
ions records registered at the local registry ofliee, II. P. Christie being mining
Jan 18—Side Liuefr, C A Kirkwood to
R I Kirkwood.
\ h If-la i Ik. uii Conner vi*. 11 vm.
Last Thursdav the Conservatives of
|   Slocan      j
Bakery^   j
J. Pinchbeck, Proprietor 1
8 A dvertise your K
ttBusiness1*^     w
8 Fresh Fruits of Every
| Kind Arriving   Daily. 1
Timber Notice.
A full stock of the best
lines of cigars and tobaccos always kept on hand.
NOTICE Is hereby given that, 80days fi      ,.» Loaves«f Brand r,r«i. %
fioin dut.-, 1 intend to apply to the Mon, i fa        Hull Wright end finality ij
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and A       Oaaronteaa. a
Works nt Victoria, ll.C,  for a special! ?■ -■ §■
license tocut and cany away timber from ' X cina-»nn    H   C V
the following described  lands:   Com-i-w blOCail; d, L. *
gencing at a.post marked "D. Bt. Denis' ; %€^^^^mmfi^tMQeAl^
N.I5. corner," said post being planted on '
the west side of Slocan lake, nbout 60
chains from Alexander .McKay's southwest corner, in a westerly direction;
thence south 80 chains; tlience west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains, to place of commencement, coiitiiininjt 640 acres.
Dated at Sloean, B.C., this 80th dav of
December, UK)'?.
VTOTICE i! hereby nlvea tbat thlrtydaj-s after
i\ date, we, tli.* aadewigned, Intend to apply
to the Chief Commissioner ot Lande& Worlcs,
nt Victoria, for special licenses to cut ami cr.rry
away timber fioni the following described tract*-'
of land, situated on Mosquito cr-nek, in West
Kootenay District:
First I.oentiuii.
Commoneinff .••'. n post, marked -''Viiliain
Sutherland's DOrtltenst corner post," thence
sou th Sll chains; t lianc* west HO chains} thence
north B0 chains; thence east h> chain.-, to point
of commoucemeut,
Safeotul Location*
, ,       , I    Cotnmencing ut a post,  marked   "William
The   lumber  shipped   by  the loeal   Sutherland's Bonthonst corner  post." thence
'Ln "ro'it iv    wastSO chains; thence north SO chains;  tltouc^
-''"' east 80 cltnlns; thenco *onth8U chains, to poibt
of commencement.
Third !.*>['alio...
Commencing nt a post, marked "A, W, Sutherland's nortuwost corner post," thence ea*-t Wi
>liaiiis; tlience south 80 chains; thence west -W
clinins* thenco north 80 chains, to point of
Fi.iirth f.(ii'i«timi.
Commencing at a post, marked "A. W.Suth-
erland'ssoutliweat corner post," thenco nonh
HOchains;thence east 80 chains; theneesoMtti
SO chain-; thence West 80 chains, to point of
KiTtli  Locution.
Commencing at a poet, marked "tie... [jester'
southwest corner post," running thence ni
80 clinins; thenee east 80 chains; thence s.
80chains; thence west 80 chains, to poin
Sixth   I.ncallan.
CommenciiiK at a post, marked "Gi**., Lester's
northwest corner," running cast Ml chain-;
thenco south 80 chains; thence west 80 clinins j
thencsno.cth 80 chains, to point of commencement.
■Seventh Location.
Commencing ot a post marked, "Qua Gus>t«f-
ion's southeast corner." running west B0 chains;
thenoe north SO chain..; thence east 80 chains I
thence south So chain.-, lu place of commencement.
Rlghth Location.
Commencing at a post, marked "Ons Gustaf.
sou's northeast corner post." running thencs
south 80chains; thence west xn chains; thenco
north 80 chains; thence east so chain-, to placo
of commencement.
Ninth Leoatlon*
Commencing al S post, marked -'ll.fileudi.u-
ning'a nortnweal corner post," running thonce
east 80ohains; thence south sll chains; thenCS
west 80chains; thence north 80 clinins, to place
of commencement.
I iiitl. Locution.
null company  n:is earn
putation  in Winnipeg and  thev are
unable to meet the demand for pine.
Rev. .1. IT. White, superintendent of
tin- Methodist missions in British
Columbia, will preach morning and
evening next .Sunday in the Methodist
The Northern Pacific is planning to
build a branch road from Sumaa to
the Fraser river, and entering Vancouver over the Westminster bridge
and the Yukon railway.
Collector Christie will hold a court
of revision on the voters' list of the
Slocan riding on Monday next. All
desirous of registering should not
overlook the opportunity.
The railway company has made no
effort as yet to recover the ear of bullion lost over the slijf here, nor has it
shown anv disposition to find the body
of the poor brakeman drowned at the
Andy Provost received a proat and
pleasant surprise Tuesday, when his
brother .Joseph,whom he had not seen
for 2S v.-ars, unexpectedly dropped in
on him from McLc.id. Cal. They had
a great time.
None of the towns in this camp will
Bend delegates to the annual convention of the Provincial Mining Association, to be ln*lil in Victoria in February, A change has come over the
scene in a year.
A freight train, loaded with 1(1 ears
of coal, broke away on thc big hill nl
Field, Friday night, and was completely wrecked. Engineer J. Ladner
and Ptreman .\ins|i<- wen- killed and
Brakeman (luve seriously injured.
If you
are troubled^.
with a Cough, Sore
Throat, Hoarseness,
or Bronchitis, try a
bottle of our
Compound Syrup
of White Pine...
Onceusod, always used.
SLOCAN, 1!.('.
In these days of progress and competition
no man in business
should neglect an opportunity to keep his
goods before the people.
Modern usages proclaim advertising the
one road to success;
neglect of it invariably
ends in disaster. A
merchant's standing
in a community may
be judged from the advertisement he carries
in a local paper. To
sell goods a man must
advertise. All live
men seek the aid of
the printer
a reward
to all persistent and liberal advertisers: it is read
by everyone.
It guarantees
The Golden Crown
Mineral Claim. . .
Situated on the Arlington road. Heavily
timbered.   Crown granted.   Make cash
offer to—
;;l'2 Cam bio Street,
Vancouver, ll. ('
ted Ranges
ifor $18.25.
Why be without a  ranee when
you can rci one so cheap? Thej
are preferrable to stoves and give
better satisfaction. These ranges
burn wood or co.il and will Le
set up free.
At All  Times
Subscribe for
and M
support M
your gj
local paper:
Si THE DRILL,  $2  per year
New Residence for Sale
saSsEf-^raHiS Gflfflate of hpfwdi
north 80 chains; thenee  cu.it 80 chains, t.i |.l.'.ce {
nf ciiiiiiiii.iu anient,
Kli-vcnlli Location.
ComtnsnolOR at n pOlbi niarkoil  "J. 0. Lover*
In'fl northeast corner i>..-t."  running thenoe
south HOchalne; tbeuca west  10 chain*; thence   Situate in the  Slorun  Citv mining divi-
Hllver I.e..r Mineral Clulm.
uth litcliiiitis; thiMiri' west 10 chains: thence
north SO chains j thence east in chains t thence
north 411 i'ii.iin-: thenco east i" chains, in plnce
ot oommonootnentA *>
Twelfth i.mnil.ni.
Commencing al s poet, marked "8, LoTnrtn's
northeast corner post," runnln ,■ thenco south sn
chaise 1 thonce weel in chainei thenco south 401 miner's certificate   No.   B64448;  N, S.
::!:;:;::;;":::;::: ss!4". ifSssi, !&S2';::::':, S i S"*?'-^ m,ner;*1 •**««»<- k°-mu**
haineitheueeesit in chains, to plans ol uom-   Martin   Mmirer, free minor's certificate
No. B60729:  Bnd   Eri Thompson, fr
sion of West Koou.-nny district, VVheit
located:—Sprint cr creek, south of Arlington mine.
TAKK NOTICE that I, Herbert T.
Twigg, us agent for Qeorge I'. Long, fres
One of the Newest Residences in Slocan is offered for sale on emy terms. It contains five
rooms, hall, pantry, wardrobes, china closet,
large garret, good cellar, is lathed aud plastered, and is the best tinished in town. Water
service, fine lawn and garden, fruit trees,
etc.   A SNAP FOR ANYONE.       For terms
Apply  at Drill  Office
Gwiilim ft JoWne!Mi J jjjjj jgg
Med. Supt., J. P. CADE, M.D.
I>ATrS: llfffiilur ml.-tribtrv $1   per monlli
V   "rf in 11 yen r: non-subscribers (ezclnsfto of
»♦♦♦•»*♦>♦*♦♦«♦♦» 'sooosooo*) 1 mtrtionl attendance)$! pordw-,   PrlTHtOwerni
U per day extra.  Special faculties for maternity cases.
Slocnn, - - •        11. Ci
Pnhscrihc for Thb Dmu..
Representing the   strongest   coin-
I'linii's duinj; business iii Canada.
tlcipallon in profits, coverlna; sickness and epcrations.
11. D. CURTIS, Notary 1'nblio
'riali-leiinlli 1.0i'ii I Ifl.'i.
Commencing sl n post, marked "J, Harlow,*1
riniiiintr onst BO clioltisi thonce *n»iiiii lOchnlnej
tlience wool 160 chains; th-vm'.* nnrth to chains]
thenco oost Ml chain-, to place ofoomnieaoe-
Ponrteentlt faoeatlon,
I'oniniHiciiur at u post, marked "8, Harlow,"
runulntf east 80 chains t tuoiico south 10 chnlus;
1 liunri' wfl'^t ISO clinins j tnonco north 10 clinins 1
thoncoeast mi chains, to plaoo of oommence
I'lfteenth r.ooatlon,
Commonolnval 11 post, marked "A. Horlnw,"
run ni 1 ik oast HO chains 1 thonce s..ntli 10 chains;
thence west 160chains; thence north iOchuins;
thenco oast 80 oliains, to placo of oommenct
Sixteenth l.i.intli.n.
Commencing al 11 post, mnrkod "J, Parent'
southoust corner post," runnlnff thonce ivesl *n
chains 1 thenco north B0 clinlnsi tfapneoenst SO
chalus; thenco south BO ohnlns, to place ol com*
H"vciili*«,iitli F.orntlon.
CommondnR at a poet, marked "A. Parent'
southwest comer post," running thence north
BO chains 1 thence east HO chains; thenco touth
HO chninsj thenoe wost m ohains, to place of
c .iiiiiii'iii'cinrnt.
ICilflltf.l'litll loriitlntl.
Commencing at a post, mafked ".I. It. Lorer
ia'^ northwest corner nsit,' running thenco east
Bo ohnjnsj thence loutli hu chains; thenco west
B0 chnlna 1 thonco north ni chains, to place of
Nlnetoentti Isoal l«n.
Commencing el n post, marked • II. I -In's
nnrthonsj enrni 1 ,"i '," rnnnliiir nvlhMchnjnsi
ih- 'in* «"ii .mi H,,,in., them I- u<
thoncoeast 80 chains, to place ol commence*
Nakusp, Jaoaarjr i-, 1W3,
miner's certificate No. B0096fl, intend,
Sixty days from the ilute hereof, tn
apply to tlie Mining Recorder fora certificate of imprnvt-niunis, (or lln> purpose
of obtaining a crown grant on ths abovs
And furtln-r tnl;o notice that action,
under section 37, must lio commenced
In-fore tlm issuance of huHi certiflcate ol
Dated tins 21th day of Decern ber, 1903,
25*12*08. HERBERT T. TWIGG
Home mui Garibaldi Mineral Olttlmsi
situato in the Slocan City Minlnn Division ol West Kootenay District.
Whure located:*—At head of Ten
Mile creek, ou the north Hide.
TAKE NOTICE thatl.W D.McGregor,
acting n*a(zent for  Joe Trnliennti, I.M.
c. No. 1:60048; Frank Romano, P.M.
(.'. No. B6t*042| nmI J. M. McGregor,
freo miner's certificate No. B60003, intend, sixty days from tlio date hereof,
to apply to ths Mining Recorder or car*
tiflcates of Improvements,for tlie purpose
of obtaining Crown Grants of the above
And furthor talis notice (hut action,
tinder section •'.", must l>e commsuced
before tli<- Issuance ofsuch certificates of
- iiainsi j imnrovemontSfl
I.) .ted this 20th day of January, 1904.
Will buy a comfortable
Cottage antl two corner lots In New Denver. House contains
four large rooms, hall
antl wardrobe. For
other particularswrite
► ♦♦se-oe-e ♦♦♦♦«>♦♦♦■♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦-!
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To Win. .1. Andrews, or to snv person
or persons to whom he may have transferred 11ih interest in tin- Black diamond minernl claim.situated on Lemon
creek nud recorded in the Recorder's
ofliee for the Blocan t ity mining division.
You nre hereby notified that I,
Andrew Provost, F.M.C No.B04707,have
caused to l». expended the sum of two
hundred and live dollnrs in lalior
nnd improvements on tlis almve men-
ti' ned mineral claim, in order to
hold said claim under the provisions of
the Mineral Act; and if within ill) davs
from the date of thin notice yon fail, or
refuse, to contribute your proportion of
moJi expenditure,together with all costs
of ailvertifini;,   yonr  Interest    in   said
claim will become the property of the
subscriber, under section -l of an Act
entitled "An Act to amend Ilie Mineral
Act, 1000."
Dateil nl Sloean, ll.C, lliis  1 nt. day of
December, A.D. 1008.
Por further particular! apply to.
D. B. O'Neail, Sec
This Srmp     _f
THK PRILL has made an
arrangement tvith tho Toronto   Mail-Empire,   so
tlmt it* weakly edition mav Im-
clubbed    with   the   former.
Ni*w subscribers,  therefore,
mny obtain the Weekly Mail-
Empire   acknowledged to be
one of the best papers in the
Dominion ami Sloean's leading journal, Tun Drill, from
now till -Jan. I. 1905, for the
aiiiii of $2.50, With this exceptional ofTrr will be tfivon as a
premium, a beautiful arto-
gravure, entitled "The Victoria Cross," Thr- picture depicts it scene in the late Doer
war, <l«n« in ten colors, and
well worth framing. ■.Se-eil in
your orders at once to
The Drill, Slocan.


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