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If so, you will find our stock of Tobaccos, Cigars and Pipes the best and most complete
ii   lie  Ity ,     .    .
Il'rov. Library,
A full line of the choicest Confectionery on liana *****    '   -
and all varieties of Fruit in season.   Prices Right.
WHAT   18    l-.l |N<»   DONE    DOWN
Atse.snimt Aet Reported Complete-Th.
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A Trinity of Facts
Standfield's Underwear*'
mti   We guarantee it to I
„j   Get a siit ana you wil
Slater Shoes
FOR MEN. We have secured the sole right of
sale for the, above under-
„.,,,    \\e guarantee it to be absolutely  uushrinkable, no matter how wash*
,j   Get a suit and you will wear no other.
Our spring stock has arrived anil they air dan
, dies.   The milker's name ou a shoe is a guarantee
thnt Slater's is the "Best."    A trial pair will eou-
5-1 and $5 per pair.     Have a nice line of Boys' Slaters ut $3.50.
rin.ee yon
Don't overlook  the  fnct  that we  keep a range of
"i cents a single roll up.
—.j II TJrtaa^A** Don t overlook the fact tli
W/l 11 1 dDCI up-to-date wall paper.from 16
IT UH   - m*_j^t     The patterns are very pretty.
David  Arnot, Slocan.
Agent for Tet ley's Teas.
J. W. Crow,  Proprietor.
THIS Hotel is one ofthe liest known and most popular houses
in the country.     It is located ailjacrnt to th** depot ami the
wharf, and commands a magnificent view of the beautiful
Slocan lake.     Qood iishiug is to  lie foiinil close at baud, while
every facility is offered for boating.
Tourists will fiud the Arlington and ideal resting place.
Commercial men hnvo at tlieircoiniiiand new and commodious
sample room**..
The dtoing room is strictly  up to date and the bar supplied
•-.itli only the best brands of good*
1 Of' "'
ItHllHay Circled
at Muck lloiiijf  In
li reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past iti door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Clubbing Offer
An arrangement has been made
whereby The Drill may be obtained with either the Weekly Mail
and Empire or the Weekly Qlobe,
two of Canada's leading papers.
Subscribers can thus get all the
home news and the events of
Eastern Canada at a small cost.
New subscribers may obtain The
Drill and the choice of either of
the above-mentioned papers for
$2.50 fora Year
Tho past week has seen some lengthy and acrimonious discussions in the
house, and n grout ileal of committee
work. As regards the latter, the bill
to amend the assessment net, after
prolonged consideration and a number
of iinpoitant amendments in the interests of settlers, was reported complete
with amendments in committee of the
whole on Wednesday.
The principal subject of discussion
throughout the week, however, was the
dyking assesment act, Which, was hammered at day after day, until it triumphantly passed its second reading
on Friday by a vote of 21 to 13, or a
majority of eight the largest yet secured by the government tliis session,
and a very satisfactory proof oi the
conviction of the house that the measure, while it may need some pruning
in committee on account of reasonable
representations made by numerous
delegations from tlie districts affected,
is iii the main both fair and necessary.
111*. Oliver, iu particular, was especially virulent; forgetting himself so
far on Tuesday as to deliberately accuse the government of being in league
with "a gang of land speculators."
Called down tor this on Thursday by
the premier in a magnificent speech.
Mr. Oliver had the hardihood to deny
having used the expression but his
memory was out of shape, as your
correspondent, who was In the press
gallery at the time the accusation was
made, can vouch tor the above being
the exact expression made use of by
the member for Delta.
As opposition speakers in this matter, and their supporters in the provincial press, hav,* been making great
capital on thia "land speculator* cry.
it may Ik* as well to mention what kind
of people were referred to under tills
ipprobious tenn, Thev consist, prue* >
ttcally without exception, of men who
have sunk large sums ina vain effort
to reclaim and render cultivable their
anils, and who,beiug at leugtb drain
■ I of the necessary money and unable
to wrest a liviug from their property,
have lieen forced to cease residing ou
it, iu order to earn a living elsewhere, j
Now the government is attempting to
so adjust legislation on the Bubject i
that these persons, as well as those
farmers still resident on their proper- ■
ties, shall uot be unduly burdened by
the necessary measure* to secure a re* |
turn to the government of some portion of the enormous sums which the
public dyking operations have involved-
Premier McBride's speech on t hurs
dav was uot merely an exposition of
ihe merits and objects of the dyking
bill, but a scathing condemnation of
the men who, to make a little political
capital and to evade the payment of
a few paltry cents per acre justly due
to their province, could both revel iu
false charges and public premeditated
misstatements, and urge the imposi
tion of greater burdens on those who
had been le*s fortunate than theni-
selves. Oftheeffecl of the premiers
remarks the large majority by which
the bill passed Its second reading on
Friday was ample evidence, the
speech was one of the most notable
d livered in the house this session.
Another example of the tendency
the opposition to harass and distress
the masses of the people by uuiieees
sary and unduly restrictive legislation
Las exhibited iu a couple of proposed
amend .its to the game acton In
dav    The first of those was a motion
I by Mr Oliver to prohibit the shooting,
killing or trapping of game on Sunday.
The amendment  was promptly ele
feated, ., ...
Immediately there uprose 1    Lan
„..., better  known  in the lobbies as
■•Sixpence from Saan.ch. that being
(he Island district he represents.    He
with the preservation of the Sabbath
„ he waii with the preservation ofthe
wme, and, with the latter end in view,
K wished to propose an «n»ndmeg
that no game bin or annua    ' '  '   '
the aet should  be shot, killed
napped between one hour after suns I
I  one  hour aflei snn
The house grinned
,t the foxy rural legi«
feated his amendment as
promptlvasit had defeated Mr. (-
1    •      ••"     house rose ami
bers me actively engaged in assisting
the deliberations of the government
with the view of facilitating early action in the matter. Prominent among
these is Mr. .Shatford, Similkameen,
whoso constituents have no reason to
complain of any slackness on their
member's part to further their interests
by doing all in his power to secure the
better opening up of the enormously
rich country he represents.
W, J, Bowser, Vancouver, had a resolution come up on Monday (27th),
which created quite a flurry in Liberal
circles which, no doubt, was oue of
the mover's objects. In case your
readers may not have seen it, the following is the exact wording:
"That this house regrets that in the
bill proposed to lx; submitted to the
dominion parliament, granting autonomy to the Northwest Territories,thei'e
u an interference with provincial
rights in regard lo the provisions deal-
in-,' with their school system."
The motion was adopted by the
house without a division, and without
any other speech than that of the
mover. Xo member of the opposition
uttered a word. It was, taking it altogether, a pitiful displav on tho part
of the Liberals, who were content to
sit in sullen silence and hear a political opponent flay their leader, hold
their party up to derision, and make a
public mockery of them all as lacking
public spirit, consistency, common
sense or political honesty, Mr. Bowser read to the house extracts from Sir
Wilfrid's great speech on the Manitoba school question in 18!t(i; and then.
with a firm hand, drew the deadly
parallel between theso loudly expressed sentiments of the leading lijrht of
Canadian Liberalism in 18% and his
actions at the present time after a
lapse of barely nine years. The opposition swallowed it all, preserving a
gloomy silence while the sneaker asked the question thrice, and th'1 house
placed on record, without a division,
its unqualified condemnation of the
Liberal way of conducting dominion
Proceedings for the rest of Monday
afternoon were tame, naturally. The
routine work was put through and the
famous "wig" bill of Stuart Henderson
parsed its second reading.
Victoria. March 29th.
,iuliii Craig Ueourun Contrnot forltepalr-
lllg Springer ltr|<lga>a
City council met iu regular session
on Monday   night, all   the   members
| beiugpresei t.
Correspondence read:   From B.C.
| McAnn, London, Out., wanting to Bell
property here.    Filed.
From T. McNeish. relative to some
! matters wheu he was mayor.   Filed.
The question of repairing the Delaney ave bridge over Springer creek
was theu  brought up.   Tenders had
! been asked for the work under two
; specifications, the lirst being a partial
| job and the second for loweriug the
I bridge and filling in the eastern approach.    Appended   are   the tenders
John Craig, first work	
second work	
| D. Or. McCuaig, second	
J. V. Purviance, first	
; .lohn Campbell,    "   	
iH.IL Pondray,    "   	
• Jos. Law 	
i Tony Long *"    	
The several tenders wen* thor
discussed bv the council, tin
was better not to enforce the law.
Aid. Teeter, while not altogether in
favor of enforcing the bylaw, said that
it placed the mayor in a bad position,
as, while the law was ou the books, lie
would have to enforce it. They could
not enforce one part ofthe bylaw without all, aud the city was in need of the
money from dog taxes.
The mayor said the law would be
enforced whether the aldermen appointed a poundkeeper or not. No
hardship would be worked on the livery men. As business men they had
to run the risk of hard times the same
as their fellows. Others had rights
the same as the livery men and he did
I not see why two or three men should
have privileges over others. There
was always danger to children on tbe
streets from wandering stock, besides
constant damage to fences nnd gardens by tho animals. Householders
were continually complaining about
the horses, cows, pigs and chickens,
and theso taxpayers should not be
made to suffer such annoyances. The
city, too, bad need of the dog taxes
and the monev should be collected.
The law should either lie repealed or
enforced, and while it was ou the
books he would certainly enforce it.
Nothing eventuated.
The mayor stated the city would
have to borrow alxiut $500 to carry
things along till the licenses came in.
The taxes collected were much short
of last year's figures.
Council adjourned.
Adopted Willi,>nt   DlvUInn Jolt in Thry
Wrre Urnnght Down.
Finance Minister Tatlow must feel
pleased with himself, as the provincial
estimates, as introduced by him to the
legislature last week, have been adopted without a division. Practically no
debate took place nnd one day in committee sufficed to pass the figures submitted. The adoption is an emphatic
admission that the estimates have lieen
framed with justice, eare, nnd n due
regard to economy. TnE Drill was
informed of the passage by this telegram:
Victoria, April 4.—The estimates as
brought down  passed   the  house  to-
ulghl without amendment and without
a division, after one day's debate in
committee of supply.
Prescribed davs	
Days in session	
.Actual attendance...
Average attendance.
Pupils attending... .
ing opinion   being  that   Mr,  Craig's  Greatest No. present,
bid was altogether too low for satis- Least      do.
irk to be done.   Bowever, I Highest register No.
; 50
I.ifa* in tlio Suburbia.
One of West Sloean's popular bachelors held an At Home Friday to bis
lady friends, many callers accepting
of the open-handed hospitality dispensed. Choice pastry—somewhat
highly seasoned with condiments-
was one of the delicacies served, with
various patent concoctions as relishes.
Their are hopes of his recovery.
The ladies of West Slocan have organized a rifle association, holding
contests each week. Last Friday one
of them actually struck thebuuaeye
four times, but no other damage was
done. A challenge is being prepared
for the Slocan Rifle Association.- com.
School Ht'port.
Appended is the report of the public school for the month of March:
Div. I   Div. II
.    2$
nf; factory woi
Aid. Teeter nnd Aitchison moved acceptance of John Crtlig's tender, he to
give guarantee of speedy completion
of work.   Carried.
Hills presented: .las. Rae, for moving furniture to new city hall, S4.50.
Referred to finance committee.
The committee reported In favor of
bills amountiug to $53.50, one from
the citv solicitor, for agents fees for
filing bylaw No. 21. being referred
back for explanation. Bills ordered
Corporal punishment.
Visits by trustees	
pped 1
on Saturday anil
rise on Mondav.
lator and defeat
' ad
Bylaw No. 25,amending the traders
bylaw.was brought up for final
'ration and adoption.    It was
next meetiug.there being
of opinion as to whether
Uing stuff in town will
come under the law.
Aid. Teeter introduced I    ■•> i
nud tax bylaw
d through its first, .second
to come up for
laid over ti
a divurgence
ranchers pedi
of   tin
,. opposition
VCI'S.        I He    liutaow
imcress on tl"' bil
John  Oliver's  assuraptu n
duties of leadership of thi
„"d the cool Indifference he dis|
I   verv existence of the tnembe
°. RoSd, who is supposed to
J0Sbead of the party, continue
ih8iS merriment and derision, both.i
I out of the house. 	
rherehavel n.-^JE
repealing t~a'' '■•    ,,v' " •N"' '"'    "'
i was advani
.and   third   readings
! reconsideration at next meeting.
Mavor Arnot stated he had secured
C Tains to aet as poundkeeper for the
'norted enforcement of the pound bylaw.
*'•'  Teeter moved  that C. 1 anis be
' poundkeeper, be to serve
owed by law, and to collect
on a ten per cent com*
at which railway matters were a «.
for fees ii
the dog tiixe
mission. .       , .     ..
No seconder was found for the reso
lution, and a long discussioi
Ald.Aitchison am
law. If enfon
ship on the livery auc.
wore doing nothing uow and it would
in them being driven from town
horses did uo harm anyway
More Tuinarav Kxpcrlenre*.
On Monday the men at the Tamarac
came down to place a lien on the ore
thev are about to ship, thev having
almost a carload ready to come down.
It is understood Nelson parties have
also put a plaster on the ore, to cover
the cost of supplies furnished. The
experiences of theChapleau and Tam-
arac are detrimental to the camp's
well being, but there have been many
such in this section.
Allium ll (toiler.
Purviance Bros.' residence bad a
narrow escape from destruction Mondav afternoon. While they were over
town firo started in the roof around
the chimney, and was blazing merrily
whon noticed by the neighbors.   An
alarm was  sounded   and a   few men,
with several pails of water, quickly
overcame the blaze. The damage done
wa.s slight.
Li»»t Yrtxr1* Shipment* Were »37B Ton*—
A Healthy Evidence of the Life and
Wealth nf tlu, Camp-Black Prince li
Bifteit Shipper.
Since last report the lessees of the
Neepawa, Teu Mile, have made a car
load shipment of ore to tho Nelson
smelter, lieing the only ore to go out
this week. There is a small lot of ore
at the Tamarac to go out. as well as
several carloads at the Ottawa. More
settled weather has been helping out
the roads and they will soon be in
shape again. Output for the week 20
tons; for the year 713 tons.
For 1904 the ore shipments from
the local division amounted to 2375
tons, made up from 19 properties.
.Following is a full list of the shipments this year to date:
Ottawa  198
Knterpripo  110
Black Prince  315
Neepawa  20               41
Kilo  21)
Chapleau  2
Tsnmrac  20
Northern Light  3
Graphic  3
Combination  1
20 71.1
Report has it that the Ruth is to resume operations.
The force nt the Ottawa was increased during the week.
The Frisco, near New Denver, is
being crown granted.
Thirty tons of ore was shipped by
the Antoine lessees last week.
Seventeen tons of ore from tho Silvor Glance have netted $300 a tou.
The owners of the Myrtle expect to
hit their ore chute early next mouth.
Drifting hus commenced on the new
chute of ore struck on the Ottawa last
The Ottawa has two or three cars of
oix* in its bunkers ready to come
The Kaslo zinc sampler will soon be
in operation, as the machinery is on
the ground.
Wagons with supplies reached the
Ottawa last week. Hauling of oro will
soon commence.
The total shipments from the Sandon mines last week amounted to 70
tons of stiver-lead.
The Heco has declared a dividend
of $20,000. payable on the 20th. It is
the second one for the year.
Win. Hudson came down from tho
Arlington Tuesday and went to Erie,
where be will have charge of the Second Belief mine.
Norman McKitcbie, a mucker lioss,
was crushed to death Monday evening,
in the Granby mines, Phoenix, by a
fall of ore in a chute.
Rumor has again lieen busy with
the Arlington of late, the story being
that the companv will have a small
gang of men working this mouth.
N. J. Cavnnaugh and L. Pratt, on
liehalf of the dominion government,
are collecting large samples of /.flic
ores from tin- various Slocan miues, for
exhibition at the exposition at Liege,
a WMhiog 1'hiit r»i<i.
A washing that paid well took place
at the Kilo recently.    When  the last
shipment of ore was made cold weather was prevailing, and it was surmised some of the line stulT would Ik*
frozen to the sacks and not be taken
out at the smelter. To prove it the
returned sacks were, a few days ii^'o,
washed   in   a   tub. and   the cleanup
realised W0, or $2 per ton npon-the
ore shipped. It proves how easy shippers can lose money if they are not
Sll\rr (liKitHtlulin.
Following are the quotations for bar
silver on the various days during the
week since last issue:
on followed.
Madden held the
would work a bard*
llrskr Hit* Kernrtl.
Lasl  month   Movie's big mine, the
St Eugene, broke all its previous records in handling ore.   About 15,0001 j„ n,|,i
tons ol ore was milled, making 87001 with th
tons of concentrates
was shipped to Trai
Of thia 600 tons
and Nelson. 800
tons In Belgium and2800 tons to Germany.
Aitot hei' Aroltleiit at Slip.
Another mishap occurred at the
transfer slip on Thursday, when n car
loaded with 30 tons of lead bullion
1 the track. A special train,
bridge crew, came in Friday
,,i..i in..,', they spending a couple of
davs overhauling the slip.
•-■uVe-iril»f lur Ihe Dual.. _■_
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Many  People   Weaken   Their Syster
by the Use of Purgative Medicines.
Ask any doctor and he will tell you
tbat the use ot purgative medicines
weakens the system, and cannot possibly cure disease. Thousands of people take purgative medicines ln the
spring, and make a most serious mistake in doing so. People who feel
tired and depressed, who find the appetite variable, who have occasional
headaches and backaches, or whose
blood shows impurities through pimples and eruptions, need a spring
medicine. But they should not dose
themselves with harsh griping purgatives that gallop through the bowels
tearing the tissues and weakening the
system. A tonic medicine ls what is
needed ln the spring and Dr. Williams
Pink Pills is the best tonic that science
has yet discovered. They are quietly
absorbed into the system filling the
veins with pure rich, red blood that
carries health and strength to every
part of the body. Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills cure skin eruptions, indigestion,
headaches, nervousness, rheumatism
and all blood troubles. They improve
the appetite and make depressed,
easily tired men and women cheerful,
active and strong. Mr. James Mc-
Donga 11, Little Shippegan, N.B., says.
"I have used Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
as a tonic and blood purifier and have
found them superior to all other medicines."
If you need a medicine this spring—
and who would uot be the better of
a tonic after the long dreary in-door
months—give Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
a trial. They will send rich, red blood
coursing through your veins and give
you the buoyancy of perfect health.
See that the full name, "Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People," is printed
on the wrapper around each box. All
dealers in medicine sell these rills or
you can get them by mall at 60 cents
a box or six boxes for $2.60 by writing
the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville. Ont.
Mrs, Rerinald de Koven, at a dinner
in WasLk <*tou, adverted to cruelty.
"Women can be very cruel," she said.
"Some of them can be very cunning,
too. Some of them can wound you so
dexterously that.before you know you
have been wounded, their escape ls
made. "Once I saw a young woman
wound a slightly older one in that way.
She greeted her with a radiant smile.
She inflicted her wound, and, while
her victim still tho-iRht the wound a
compliment, she walked away. This
is what, in a very loud, clear voice,
she said: " 'Oh, Helen, dear, that perfect gown! I think lt looks lovelier
every year.,"
Now He's Perfectly Healthy and Able
to Work—Gives all the Credit to the
Great Canadian Kidney Remedy.
Wapella, Assa., N.W.T.. Mar. 27.—
(Special).—Cured of Kidney Disease
that has laid him up for over a year.
Mr. Geo. Bartleman, a well known man
here, is loud ln his praises of Dodd's
Kidney Pills, for to them and nothing
else he claims he owes his cure.
"Yes, I had Kldnoy Trouble," Mr.
Bartleman says. "I had pains ln my
back and in other parts of my body
and though the doctor did what he
could for me, I grew worse till I was
unable to work.
"Then I started to take Dodd's Kidney Pills, and I took them all winter
and summer while I was unable to
work. I took ln all twelve boxes, and
now I am perfectly healthy. My pains
are all gone and I am able to work.
I heartily recommend Dodd's Kidney
Pills to all sufferers from Kidney Disease."
Dodd's Kidney Pills always cure the
Kidneys. Healthy Kidneys strain all
impurities, all seeds of disease, out of
the blool. That's why Dodd's Kidney
Pills cure such a wide range of diseases including Bright's Disease, Rheumatism and Urinary Troubles.
Winter   HoadmnUIn*.
The following ls a aystem of wlntet
roadmnklng which has been successfully tried ln portions of Vermont nnd
New nampshlre. As won as a deep
snow hns fallen or the roads nre drifted tho district pathmaster starts out
with two teams hitched to a heavy
barrow having a spread of eight or nine
feet. He proceeds along one side of the
track to the end of the district ntul returns, thus harrowing down n strip sixteen to eighteen feet wide. Following
the Inn row comes a heavy roller of the
snmo length—eight or nine feet—drawn
by two teams, or more if necessary, and
tlie harrowed snow is rolled down to a
■olid mass. Tha result ts a flue, solid
winter truck, say eighteen feet wide,
without pitch holes, admitting at all
i in irii of tbe easy and aaf a passage of
loaded teams.
Russ-Jap Alliance.
More unllktiy things have happened
In world polltlrs than nn alliance be-
tween Itussla and Japan. The Ru.iBliin
press Is discussing the permanent oc-
fiil ation of the Ltautong Peninsula by
tho Jupn as n settled fnct. Ru.'sla and
.inpan together could dify all attempts
at Intervention, and Jnpan would be
nure that the fiullH of her victory would
nol be Wrested from Ier ls ln  189*). Hy
nn sillanoe Ruslaan oould "Have faca"
while unloading her burden  of war.
Beyond Reason.
A RcottlFh singer named Wilson, who
wns being trained for professional
work, sang a love song wdth exquisite
qunllly of voice, but -.villi insufficient
pn-: Win nnd expression. Hin teacher
told Mtn he must put more feeling Into
It, nnd uing an If he wi re really In love,
MEh, man," he replied, "hoo enn I do
that nnd me a mauled man?"—London
■   -n
The following list of trees, shrubs,
etc., has been recommended by the
"Uestern Horticultural Society for
planting in Manitoba and the Territories. The list could be considerably
extended, but it was thought advisable
to confine it to the very hardiest varieties. The name alone doea not always mean that the tree ls hardy. A
great deal depends upon the source
o- supply. In every case where the
tree is a native variety, native grown
trees should be secured. The white
elm, for instance, grown from Manitoba seed, is hardy, while if grown
from southern or eastern seed it would
probably prove tender, or at best only
half hardy. In every case home
grown stock should be procured if
possible. Large trees of the more tender sorts, such as apples, plums, etc.,
should not be planted. Small trees,
trained to branch from or near the
ground, are much more likely to prove
Trees Suitable for Forest Plantations
and Wind  Breaks.
Manitoba maple (Acer negundo).
Birch—Native variety.
Green Ash—Native variety.
Poplars — Balsam poplar, several
forms of Russian poplar, cottonwood.
aspen poplar, etc.
Willows — White willow, sharp-
leaved, laurel-leaved, golden or Vor-
onesh, etc.
Basswood (Tilia Americana)—Native form. %   XT _
Elm    (Ulmus   Americana)—Native
Evergreens and Conifers—
Balsam fir or spruce (Abies bal-
White spruce.
black spruce.
Juniper—Common savin.
Banksiana pine (Jack pine-.
White cedar.
Tamarack, or larch.
The juniper, mentioned in the above
list, is more suitable for ornamental
planting, lt is of too low growth for
wind break purposes. The basswood
does not succeed well in the West, but
is thrifty in Eastern Manitoba.
Several of the trees in the above list
are suitable also for ornamental purposes, particularly the laurel and golden williws. and all the conifers. The
tamarack, though a conifer, is a deciduous tree. Grown where It is not
crowded, it makes a handsome tree,
its soft, silky foliage giving it a very
ornamental appearance. For street or
avenue purposes the white elm is the
most desirable. The Manitoba maple
and (where it wil thrive) the bass-
wood are also useful for street trees.
The poplars are useful mainly on account of their great hardiness and rapid growth. In other respects they are
not, as a class, desirable trees to plant
extensively for any purpose. This is
especially true of the cottonwood,
which makes a poor shade and is subject to disease in many places.
In planting trees regard should be
had to the nature of the soil. Ash,
elm, cottonwood, black spruce, willows
aud tamarack will grow on low, wet
land. Tamarack is particularly valuable for this class of land and will
thrive even where there is some alkali
in the soil. The Russian poplars,
white spruce and pine will thrive on
sandy or gravelly soil. The conifers,
except the tamarack, do not do so well
on heavy soil. The trees which thrive
on wet soil should be selected for very
dry land.
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs.
Acer tartaricum Glnnala (Dwarf Asiatic maple).
Auieianichier alnifolla (June berry)
—Native variety.
Artemisia (Southernwood)—Dwarf
and tall.
Berberla (barberry)—Common, purple, Thunberg's, Amur.
Cut-leaved birch.
Caragana—Several varieties of Russian or Siberian origin.
Cornus—Native red dogwood and Siberian dogwood.
Cotoneastcr—Sharp-leaved, common
and tomentosa.
Crataegus cocclnea (scarlet haw)—
Native variety; also Siberian forms.
Elaegnus angustifolia (Russian olive).
Elaegnus Argontea (native silver
Lonlccra splnosa (Albert Regel's
Lonicera tartarica (bush honeysuckle I— several forms.
Primus nigra (Manitoba black plum)
Primus pumila (sand cherry).
Prnnui Pennsylvanlca (pin cherry)
—Native sort.
Prunua demisia (choke cherry).
Pyrin baccata (Siberian berried
Prunua Americana (mountain ash).
Hliamnus (buckthorn)—Alder leaved, common, Siberian and alder buckthorn of Europe.
Kibes aureum (Missouri currant).
Hosa rugosa (Bugosa rose).
Shophcrdla argenten (buffalo berry).
Spiraea—Spiraea billarilil, spiraea
argula, spiraea Van Houttel, and;
spiraea sallcifolla (natlvo meadow1
Syinphoricarpus (snowberry)—Native variety, i
Syringa (lilac)—Many forms of the'
common lilac, also Byrlnga rothama*]
gensis or Rouen lilac, syringa vilossa,
syringa japonlca and syringa josikaea.
Virbunum (nrrowood) —Viburnum
lentago (aheepberry); viburnum opul*
uh (high bush cranberry).
Vines and   Climbers.
Celaatrtu lOandeni (climbing bitter*
sweii)— Native variety.
Wild grape—Native variety,
Pnrtheiiocissu.s qulnquefolla >. ■ .rgln-
la creeper)—Native variety.
There are ninny ornamental shrubi
nnil vines Hint may lie classed as linlf-
luirily, and that may be grown to nd-
tho.se who will give them special care.
These include the Hydrangea panlcul*
:ita grandlflora, some of the moss, hybrid perpetual and yellow roses, clematis Vlrglana, cytlans capltaJua or
broom.   Lycium or matrimony vine,
Philadelphui or mock orange  (oo or
two of the hardiest varieties, such as
grandiflorus and deutzialflorus), elder
(several varieties), snowball or Guelder rose, etc.
For ornamental hedge purposes the
jbest shrubs are buffalo berry, silver-
berry, caragana, Tartarian honeysuek-
! le,  Russian olive, snowberry,  buckt-
I horn.
Hardy Frulta.
Strawberries—With strawberries it
is probably more a matter of soil than
of hardiness.   Try several varieties.
Currants—Nearly all the well known
varieties of red, white and black currants are hardy. Red Dutch, White
Grape and Black Champion are three
of the very hardiest.
Gooseberries—Houghton is undoubtedly the hardiest. Several other varieties, such as Downing, Pearl and
Smith's Improved give good results ln
favored locations or with careful treatment. The best protection for gooseberries Is a covering of brush, especially if the brush is cut in the summer
with the leaves,
wii   the leaves and kept till required.
Raspberries—All raspberries should
be bent down and covered over with
earth, but a few varieties, such as
Turner and Philadelphia, have produced good crops without cover in some
years. Some favorite varieties are
Cuthbert, London, Dr. Relder, Marlboro (all red); Golden Queen and Caroline (yellow), and Hllborn, Gregg
and Older (black).
Plums—Aitkin and Cheney are two
of the earliest ripening of the hardy
plums and are therefore the most valuable for planting here. Many of the
hardy plums of Minnesota do not ripen
here before frost
Apples—Hibernal and Duchess are
generally regarded as the two hardiest apples.
Crabs and Hybrids—Transcendent,
Whitney and Martha are among the
hardiest varieties.
Regarding Membership.
The Western Horticultural Society
is anxious to extend its usefulness
throughout Western Canada, and an
invitation is extended to all persons
who are interested in any branch of
horticultural work or forestry, such
as fruit growing, vegetable gardening,
floriculture, etc., to become members
of the society. One dollar, sent to the
secretary, Geo. Batho, Box 1310, Winnipeg, will pay the entire cost of membership for the current year. This
will entitle members to all the publications of the society, which contain
many interesting articles on horticultural topics, forestry, etc. All members will also share in the annual free
distribution of trees and plants, which
is made in the spring.
Which Reaches and Cures all the little
Ailments of Infants and Children,
Baby's Own Tablets Is a modern
medicine which replaces barbarous
castor oil and poisonous "soothing"
stuffs. The Tablets are a sweet, harmless little lozenge, which children take
readily, and which may be crushed to
a powder or administered in a spoonful of water if necesary. This medicine cures all stomach and bowel
troubles, breaks up colds, prevents
croup, allays the pain of teething and
gives healthful sleep. And you have
a solemn guarantee that lt contains
not one particle of opiate or poisonous
soothing stuff. Mrs. J. D. Cllly,
Heatherton, Que., says: "I have used
Baby's Own Tablets for stomach and
bowel troubles and have always found
them a most satisfactory medicine,
and one that keeps my children bright
and healthy." You can get the Tablets from any medicine dealer or by
mall at 25 cents a box by writing —a
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,
The Rnby.
Rubies are most suited for yonng levers. They are also most expensive. Tha
people of the Burmese empire believe
that a ruby is a human soul just about
to enter the sacred precincts of Buddha
and consequently ln the last stages of
transmigration. A ruby ls an emblem
of the most passionate and absorbing
love. A ruby in tbe old days of chivalry was supposed to lead a knight to
conquest, to cause obstacles to melt
awny and to inspire one with bravery
and zeal. It alsr> kept his honor unstained and his character witbout ■
The Russian Imperial family number
nt the present time something like CO
Grand Dukes and Grand Duchesses. It
is a fact that they would, one and all.
be wholly dependent upon the relirnlni?
Emperor, whose wealth is practically
boundless—his minimum incomes ls estimated as being fl 1,600,000*—were It
not that a former Czar, Paul I., snt aside
a certain number of estates, to which
he gave the curious name of "the Imperial appanages." The Ineoine of those
vast stretches of fertile land ls devoted
to the maintenance of all those members of the Imperial family who are not
In the direct line of succession. At the
preaent time this sourc.a of income produces 12,000,000 a year, and the Imperial appanages stand in the proud position of being the largest landowner, the
most important and prosperous farmer,
and the wealthiest wine producer in the
Russian Bmpirel This is the reason
why Russian ("frand Dukes are so amazingly wealthy,
,P0DI>S \
ml tec?   ■  .;•
Maw Cunadlmn Kxplorari Tinted rrmnkllm
QraTtiyard—"Tlotnr»» mt lh* Nerth—
Tba Neptune Expedition.
Tucked away in a slender blue-book
is a twenty-one page narrative of tt
really remarkable piece of Arctic exploration. Mr. A. P. Low sailed
from Halifax in the Neptune on
August 22, 1903, and entered that
harbor again on October 11, 1004.
His expedition had been absent for a
year and. fifty-one days. His ship
had steamed 10,900 miles, and of
this 1,800 waa ice-railoage, probably
the best season's ice work on record.
He had gono very far north, visiting
Ellesmere Land .and the seen* of disaster, to many famous Arctic expeditions. He had to his credit a mileage
of surveys amounting to over 2,000,
and a long list of geological and natural history discoveries. Under
most circumstances such an expedition would receive profuse notice.
Mr. Low came and went most modestly, and the talo is told with great
brevity in his official report to the
Minister of Marine and Fisheries.
"At eleven o'clock, on the morning
of the 15th (of August), we dropped
anchor In Erebus harbor, at Beechy
Island, near the southwest end of
North Devon. This is one of tho
most Interesting places in the Arctics. Here Franklin wintered for the
last time, before passing, with his
ships the Erebus ana Terror, to tho
westward; where finally all perished,
on the shore of King Williams Island; or, in the attempt to reach
civilization, to the southward. Hero
also established the hoadquarters of
all the Franklin relief expeditions
sent out for years afterwards in
search of his missing ships. After
fifty yeara, numerous traces remain
of these expeditions; the frame of
a large storehouse stands on a
shingle terrace, a few yards from the
western shore of the harbor, and
close under the hill forming the point.
Inside, and in rows outsido tho building, ara many casks of provisions,
including peas, flour, oatmeal and
cheese, all destroyed by the weather.
Scattered about are hundreds of tins;
which once contained the in-famous
Goldncr Patent rations, supposed to
have been one of the direct causes of
tho loss of the ill-fated expedition.
Remnants of clothing and many leuth-
er boot soles also were seen, together with a two-wheeled cart of Admiralty pattern. On the bench, below, are the wrecks of a large sloop
and a life-boat, left by the relief expeditions. Both have been badly
broken by the ice; and portions oi
tlie mahogany plnnking of the lifeboat wero taken for souvenirs. On a
small terrace, Immediately behind the
house, is a wooden cenotaph erected
to the memory of Frunklin and his
crews; and lying along side is the
largo marble slab sent there by American citizens; and left by llcClin-
tock in 1858; who attached a brass
plate to it. Wo raised the slab and
photographed it; and agnin laid it,
inscription downward, alongside tho
wooden monument. Should a cruiser again visit this memorable spot,
material for a solid foundation for
this slab should bo taken as it cannot be erected In tlie strong winds
that blow there without some such
"About half a mile in rear of tho
house, on a desolate plain, are tlve
graves containing tho remains of
some of Franklin's companions who
died here, and some of tha members
of tha relief expeditions. Leave was
given to as many of the crow as possible to land here; but the ice coming out of the inner bay forced ua
to leava before the graves could ba
photographed. We brought away tha
Yet another picture of these dreary
regions may bo given:
"Cape Sabine was reached at ona
o'clock on the morning of tho llth,
and the heavy bumping in cross*ug
waa but a foretaste to the excitement
of that day. The ship was stopped
behind a small island, just south of
the Cape, where, accompanied by tha
captain and the doctor, I landed on
the rock granite shore, about half a
mile south of Parry'a last headquarters. We walked over to his
house, which was originally tho dock-
house of the Windward. Closo to it
is another small house, built of
rough lumber, the residence of the
Stein party. Both are very small,
and the aurroundings dreary, while
the amount of decaying walrue blubber, scattered about, rondered tha
rocks slippery and the air slimy. A
few bodies of dead Eskimos, wrapped in musk-ox skins, were covered
with small piles of rock, within a
few yards of the houses, and must
havo proven pleasant company during tho dreary winter. A couple of
photographs were takon, and a copy
of tho proclamation, taking formal
possession of Ellesmcre's Islund, was
tacked on the insido of thc house.
"Wo then retained to the boat, and
found that duringi our absent a
heavy floe some miles in extent had
como in, and had forced the ship to
leave for safety. The ice was fast
closing on tho shore, and wa had a
narrow escape from boing caught
between it and the lnnd, but finally
reached the ship in Bafety. All night
ire wns forming between the pans, '
ihowlng tho first signs of the coming
"We now steamed southward, across
the bay to Unix) Herscholl; when
about half way across tho ship struck
•violently upon ths summit of a
Sharp rock, but luckily had wny
enough to carry her over without
lUUlglng. Several IceborgS were close
alongside, nml a sounding taken
within a hundred yards, gave seventy
fathoms of watof. An inspection wn'r*
immediately made; but no apparont
lamage could i,0 found, beyond nn
Ktra nttioiint of water to bo pumped,
•.he keel appearing to havo taken all
:ho blows.
"We loaded nt Cape Herscholl,
where wo hoisted* the Canadian flag;
read tho proclamation taking formal
possession of Ellosmors Island nnil
tdjacent islands, in thp name of tho
King, for tho Ilominion; nntl n copy
sf the proelnmation was deposited In
i large calm, on the extreme point '
Jf the enpe,"
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Bile ia the blood ls poison.
Bilo in the intestines ls necessary
to digestion and the healthful action
of tHe bowels.
Bile in the blood causes biliousness,
headache, Jaundice, muddy complexion
and ls tb» source of innumerable pains
and aches.
The lack of bile ln the intestines
brings on Indigestion, constipation,
kidney derangements and a clogging
of tbe whole digestive and excretory
Tbe liver separates bile from the
blood, wbere it is poison, and pours
lt Into t>ie Intestines, where lt is of
inestimable worth.
For thtis reason the health of the
body 16 dependent on the health and
activity of the liver.
By making the liver active, when
lt becomes torpjd and sluggish, Dr.
Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills Insure a
healthful flow of bile Into the Intestines and the cure of all ailments arising from "bile poison," indigestion
and constipation.
Set the liver right by using Dr.
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After taking a few boxes of thin modi'
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She—They say that the best husbands are always thoughtful ln little
things. Are you that way, Mr. Smith?
Smith—No. I don't have to be; my
wife always calls my attention to them
before I have a chance to think.
Office Boy—Kin I have a week's vacation? His Employer—Why you've
only been here two days. Office Boy—
Yes; but after I gits used ter de Job,
maybe I kin stand It longer.
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator
has the largest sale of any similar preparation sold ln Canada. It always
gives satisfaction by restoring health
to the littlo folks.
A number of prominent actors were
telling stories one evening at the Players' Club to Illustrate how, In time of
threatened panic in the theatre, a little
presence of mind may save life. Mr.
tioodwln, the comedian, was reminded
of one he had heard in England. It
appears that during B pantomime per*
formance at a Liverpool play-house an
alarm of lire had been given and a terrible panic seemed imminent. But
Arthur Roberts, a welt-knowu British
actor came to the rescue In handsome
style. Advancing rapidly to the footlights, he addressed the audience as
follows:—"Believe me.-lndles and gentlemen, there is no danger; if there
were do you think I would be here ?"
saluting were faithfully observe,), one
day a soldier who was leading an
obstreperous mule to water and had
both hands full employed ln the task
was met by the lieutenant. The soldier, who had an occupation which de-
nianded his undivided attention, failed
to salute the martinet, who Immediate,
ly called him to account for his remissness. "Why do you not salute an officer when you see him ?" he demanded. "You hold this mule and 1 will,"
culnily returned, the man. But the
lieutenant did not Insist, and the regulations were broken.
Prevent Disorder.—At the flrst
symptoms of internal disorder, Parmalee's Vegetable Pills should be resorted to Immediately. Two or three of
these salutary pellets, taken before
goinx to bed, followed by doses of one
or two pills for two or three nlglns In
succession, will serve as a prevent alive
of al tacks of dyspepsia and all the dls*
j comforts which follow in the train of
that fell disorder. The means are simple when tlio way is known.
It is the Farmer's Friend.—The
farmer will find in Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil a potent remedy for wounds
or pains in the body or for affections
of the respiratory organs and for
household use generally. He will also
find lt a convenient friend In treating
injured horses, cattle, etc., or relieving them when attacked by colds,
coughs or any kindred ailments to
which they are subject.
At one of the western army posts ln
the days of the Indian fights there was
a young lieutenant, who was careful
to see that the regulations relating to
Wife—George,  I  wouldn't buy any
more accident insurance tickets—it'a a
mere waste of money.
Husband—Why,  my  dearest	
Wife—Because you are never lucky
enough to use them—they never do u;
any good.
Death Or lunacy   seemed   the    onlr
Alternative for h well-known  and   high!; ret-
rcii'il lady of Winghnni, Out., who had travel-
iver two enntinents in h vkiii *■■'"• b  (ort
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cure lor DarTOBl debility land dyiperria. 1
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Oue Lottie helped, six bottles cur-ed. ami bar
own written tostimony cloned with theso worth:
"lt lias saved my life."—20
Johnny Porkpack—Pa, what is Baconian literature? Papa Porkpack—
Why, my son, lt Is Quotations printed
by the papers on tho price of bacon.
For Instance, to-day lt ls selling for 13
cents. I am glnd to see you so inter*
j ested In these things my boy. It shows
that you nro preparing to take your
old father's place ln our great business when I am gone.
In some districts it is hard to secure soft ^
water for wash day.   When you use
Sunlight Soap
you don't require soft water, it washes
equally well with hard water. It frees the
dirt from the clothes without scrubbing or
boiling. Try Sunlight.
Your grocer will refund your money for
any cause of complaint.
Lever Brothers Limited.
T Takes Less Tea to the Cup when you
Because of Ih unusu.il purity anil strength use only 3-4 thc quantity
required of other kind*.    Results are better, too.
6 Coupons  now in every   pound.    Card in each end counts ns
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Write for Premium List.   Sent Free.
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s u le i Jn, 7' ,h? s;ila' "**re keen
siuiicnts oi feminine beautv T*t
tliem be as blin* y'      jet
-.ad as possible in nthni*
each woman in their own n.imls on°y
"■'."1 Persian once did at a recep-
M royal blood, nnd his hostess was
>ther amused than horrified when as
He would say:    "This lady is easily
worth   110,000.     Tlmt    ' *
and reportorlal   sides   of  newspaner woul    , , i    ,             """1;|"
"Thn   hostess
thorough groundng In book and  lob unuM-wi..* 0i"'u I,'°8iess   waa   so
work.   With such an equipment  it is 2^™   m°, 8?,d t0 the Perslaa.
no wonder that Mr. West amihas the vt    e sir °   ' '?'' ,augh:  "An<* what
respect of the fraternity for Ms £{! - -- **-•- °",d -""°U Sot on me?'   " '**
round competency as a practical printer.
•*m not acquainted with the smail coin
of your country,' he said."
__2i m °eifty'"-When thro»«" aebll.
I way into the blood, the prime con-
• ,i °U S ***** ,he *,oIso" ««t as
rapidly and as thoroughly as possible.
Delay may mean disaster. Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills will be found a mos
valuable and effective medicine to assail   the  intruder with.    Tbey never
h ' h.    ,7 g° at 0nce t0 the 8eat o«
the trouble  and   work
a  permanent
Editor   and   Proprietor   of   the   Free
Lance, Innisfail.
 i m   ■*•
Among Western Canadian news-
paper men there ls a small but increasingly iinpoitant American contingent.
The great bulk of those engaged In
the business aro of couiise Canadians,
many of whom came into the  West
1 he Improvement ln Mr. Westland's
mechanical training was broken by
one event,—the Rebellon—In 1885
when for the second time RIel set
about organizing a movement of the
native population with a view to the
establishment of an Insurrectionary
government, the men of Old Canada
sprang to arms to maintain law and
order in the then remote portions of
the Dominion. Among the troops who
went to the front waa the 7th Fusiliers,
with headquarters   at   London,  Ont.!
and with the regiment there came west "   -
young Westland, who on this occasion "r wish Willie Saphed would hurry
got his first view of life and conditions "I1 h!s Proposal." "But vou are'nt go-
in Western Canada. When order was, ■nS t0 accept him!" "i imow it I
re-established, he went back east, want him to propose so I can get rid of
where he quietly remained un II four '•""•"
years ago. The movement to tl e Canadian West was then beginning to obtain something like Its preser.t proportions, and Mr. Westland thought
he saw therein the hand of destiny
beckoning lilm to tn** land of opportunity.    He spent some little time In
Calgary, and, ln the last month of 1901
purchased the Innisfail Free Lance.
Since he has assumed control, the
Free Lance has steadily Improved.   It
with their parents ln the years of the  has many national advantages in point
great Ontario mfwyp between '79 and
"81, ami who have grown up iu the free
broiid spirit of the West. A percentage, numerically smnll, but of considerable inthience, is of llritish birth, and,
since the attention of Americans has
of location. It is published in a town
that is being recognized as a great
dairying centre, and also is located in
a district, the fertility of which has
attracted thousands of settlers. This
has   meant   a   rapid   increase   in the
Marlon Bridge, C. II., May 30, '02.
1 have handled MINARD'S LINIMENT during the past year. It is
always the first liniment asked for
h**re, and unquestionably the best
seller of all the different kinds of
liniment I handle.
been directed to the agricultural wealth  paper's circulation and the correspond
and opiibriunitles for Investment offered in the Canadian West, and thousands of settlers from the land of the
Stars and Stripes have each year
flowed steadily northward, the number
of American newspaper men in Western Canada has notably increased. Today prosperous communities are to be
found In Saskatchewan, Alberta and
Assniboia, where even five years ago
ttie prairie grasses waved ln the wind,
without a sign of human habitation or
occupation being in sight from horizon to horizon. This transformation,
one of the most remarkable and bene-
flcknt in the whole history of human
effort, ls altogether founded and based
upon the Intrinsic producing value of
the turtle soil of tbe Canadian Northwest. Their attention once directed
to Its possibilities, none were so quick
to grasp the opportunity, and avail
themselves of the personal profit so to
be derived, than the people of the central States, who, by rail and by trek,
have streamed northward ln peaceful
Invasion  ever  Increasing  in   volume.
But Western Canada has among Its
Journalist some men, who, though by
birth Americans, have been so long
residents of Canada, and have so thoroughly imbibed and assimilated Canadian conditions, that ono needs to be
told tbat they are not among the native
born sons of the Dominion. Among
these Is Mr. Geo. R. Westland, Editor
and Proprietor of the Innisfail Free
Lance, recognized throughout Alberts,
anil the West ns one of the most conscientious and workmanlike news-
Paper in.'ii of the Territorial press.
•'*r. Westland has, by birth and sym-
I'.ithy, peculiar qualifications for properly representing tho three main
national elements constituting the predominating factors in Territorial life.
''■• llritish by parentage, American
t»y birth, and Canadian by residence
and education, What happier combination could possslbly be desired
for nn editor In a district the population of which ls alm.ist wholly com-
P°Md of incBe three peoples?
Mr, Westland has had a somewhat
Interesting career. In early childhood
BW parents removed from Kentucky,
he was born, to Ontnrio, and ln
Miss Weriryiui—-Do you like singing? Mr. Borum—Yes; I'm complete-
y carried away with it.   Miss Weary-
To Starve (s a Fallacy— Ths;
dictum to itop sating because jou h.ive indi-
gcatioa has long since beeu exploded.   Dr. Von
Btu'sPitieiipple Tablet's introduce anew era
in the treatment of stomach troubles. It has
been prove.l tbnt one nuiv-'eatlhis Iill of every-
thing and anything ha roiiHhea. and one tablet
taken after the menl will aid the stoinach ln
doing iu work.   liO iu a lioz, Si cents.-24
Ing Increase ln the business of the In- un—Then I will sing
uisfail merchants,whose demand for increasing space has twice necessitated
the enlargement of the paper. In connection with the Free Lance, tlie job
business has shown a relatively even
more rapitl growth, the reputation of
the office for careful and trsteful printing having been long since established.
To sum up, Mr. Wetland is a type of a
successful Western editor who has
"graduated from the case." He has
grafted upon a thorough mechanical
knowledge of all pertaining to newspaper production, a level-headed understanding of the cosditlous and
needs of the West. He ls personally
popular, and he understands his business. These things being so, his success is as natural as It was deserved.
LUCAS COl'STY. 1   Hs'
Frank J. Cheney make* oaih thnt he Is senior
Cani.or in tht* linn of P. J. Chene; & Co.,doing
usinesa lu the City nf Toledo, t Halo, ('"unty and
Stale aforesaid, and that said firm will pay Uie
• ..tu of ONE HL'NDKKD DOLLABS fer each
and every case of Catarrh that cauuot be cured
by the u»e of Hall's Catarrh Curo.
Sworn before me ami subscribed iu my pre»-
euco, this tin. ilu*. of December, A. 1> . ISS4
tseah A. W  QLEASON, Notary I'liblie.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is tultru internally and
arttdiiectly outho blood and uuemts surfaces
of Uie system.   !-eud for testimonials free.
K. J. CHENEY. A- CO., Toledo. O.
BS.'ld by all Draggilta, 15 ceuts.
Take Hall's Family I'i.Is fur constipation,
Miss Helen Could recently entertained at luncheon at her residence a number of little girls from a charitable institution. At tlie end of the luncheon
Miss Gould showed to the children
some of the beautiful contents of her
home. She showed them books, carved
Italian furniture, tapestries, nnd marbles. "Here," she said, "is a beautiful statue, a heart of Minerva." "Was
she married?" asked a little girl. "Xo.
my child," said Miss Gould, smiling.
"She was the goddess of wisdom."
Often what appear to be the most
trivial occurrences of life prove to be
the most momentous. Many are disposed to regard a cold as asllght
thing, deserving of little consideration,
and this neglect often results ln most
.serious ailments entailing years of suffering. Drive out colds and coughs
with Dickie's Anti-Consumptive Syrup,
the recognised remedy for all affections of the throat and lungs.
Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia.
**-*( district Mr. Westland spent the
Peati r portion of his life. He early
•welded to devote himself to the print-
'rs craft He served for some years
on the Glencoe Transcript, where ho
•"a:i" 1 much of both the mechanical
Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff.
For hard colds, bronchitis,
asthma, and coughs of all
Rinds, you cannot take any-
•h'nc better than Ayer'a
Cierry Pectoral. Ask youi
°*n doctor if this is not so.
•'cuses it. He understands
7'V it soothes and heals.
t   ,il ''fa ",,»rrlhle cnucli fnr wceki.   Then 1
I', ir,,..'     ", '''""V Paotonl  and only oue
"Platety cured me."
'•" •• n. DaUlfOBTat, st. Jowiph. Mich.
«Jt la,
i. Cl. ATM CO.,
Lowell.   M .««,
Mughs, Colds
ina__T la***r\  recovery  by tak
% one ©•» Ay„r*e puis Bt bedtime
Keen Interests and Happy Thoughts as
Well as Work.
It doesn't flgure Bt all as to hnw and
whore the blues originate. Most everybody has them peine time or other, yet
nobody wants them np'tind. Luckily
It Is easier to got rid of tliem than to
account for them. Work Is generally
reoommended by advlee-glvers, because it is argued that the blues keep
awny from busy folks, But busy l
have much besides mere activity to
Quicken the pulses, promote clrcula-
Uon and keep tone ln tlie system. They
start out with keen interests, ha] i'.v
t houphts.
A lit of the blurs will bullish Sll capacity for tottim,' results trom mere
mechanical activity. There must be
Impulse, lire, energy. Out of di r exercise among i leaaanl scenes con bines
the work eure with the mind a u and
wlll generally start the nines off nt a
canter. Getting up a hi at of ri l nn-
p. r ut tome cantanki reus thtns >- a
hen that won't "shoo," or a . *hat
won't "drive,'  or any squan   | >:
won't tit a round hole, I- death ■ the
blues. This Is not orthodox moral , but
blues always mean misery, ai I "' r
is sometimes only nn Innocenl vent
for the feelings. Poople with real
troubles nnd pains seldom if evi i yield
t.. the blues. Diseases and Injurl • that
have Importance cause at first deep
anxiety, and when the crisis Is over,
ih. re comes the fei ling of Joy ai I tja-
tltude. Again, it would be unorthodox
to recommond breaking an arm or vad-
Ingln frosenslush Jusl to havo an all-
i ment to nurse. Bui ufterei with broken boni B nnd pn. una.mi p tins h mostly acquired may bi found ■■• i ';'•"
with, and It Is tolerably easy to I nis i
in, iglnary troublea from ones own
mind wh 'ii fnee to faco with real sur-
l'. ring In thi frame of a friend or
ii, ighbor, Thi Mm s an
terft it,   tli»  real  thin f puts
11,i in   to
of Praise
Mr.   Geo.   H.   Smith,   of   the   Widely
Known   "Smith   Wool   Stock   Company," Toronto, adds his testimony
Smith Wool stock Company,
:'io Front street Easl
Dr. T. A. Slocum—I and numbers ol
my friends join in  testifying  to
wonderful    power   of    Psychlne   I
Throat and   Lung   Troubles.     In   '
ewu caso, when all ordinary remi
and   doctors'   prescriptions   fail-
tried Paychlne.   A complete cure «
speedily effected.    Mj   con h i
and my throat and lungs were entli
freed   of   disease.    Psycblne   accom
pushes all that is claimed tor it.  This
statement I am l npan ,1 to substantiate under solemn oath, l have recommended Psychlne to i corea ol my
friends and acquaintances, and h
seen with delight the return ot health
und strength and permanent cures
brought about   Yours truly,
Coo. 11. Smith.
Psychlne is pronounced Sl-keen
For sale hy all drU| Tl   Prr
bottle.   For further advice and Information write or call at Dr, Slocum,
Limited, 178 Kin.,,- street West,  lot-
on to, Can.
The lrir.li .Seldom Suicide.
"The Irish," says a .tatlstlclnn. "never commll suicide.   Practically never,
     ti.mi is to Bay, where you v.m
„t   Germans,
hear of ninety suit Idi >
Russians,   Italians,   Frenchmen    and
""• ' „.,  ,,,.,, r „f mere t inn   for our cittW
Yankees, yen won I h...r      '   ■*
one Irish suicide, and maybe you ■-
hear ev,,, of that."   There Is a
to Vin's sons of which they jna   ■
be   proud,     A   brave,   hopeful,   piu
man doe.-, not in bis senses seek a
a-d fool's refuge In self-destructl i
I, ten i  plnutlng  nt,v   tr«M, freltl
Ier i ice,    Ki    "*•   'toekl
',.':■    ■     ipVeii'lVhrni like dry ■ l«o-«.
?/S.   First tinier..set rhelee_ ol   to<*lt._ ^
If  von
ll   ih     etc.
\   ..     . .a I .
nool ilos.crabi   plumi
, ,    l;.. I ,t will grow
Mli'iiitei," i.h I lho   l'O '
. , , ,; \NAN'S NUK8KBH ' -.
-    ."1
Vvy    N   «-*    No 526
The Averag'e Man Doesn't
Know The First Thing',
^^tB BKMmm'umm^mmmm^^m____________________________m^______________
about flour, but the woman who does the family baking-—
she is the one who appreciates Royal Household)
Flour—made by the new electrical process—because
when she tries it with the simple "Royal Household^
recipes she finds it makes better, sweeter, whiter, lighter,
Bread, Buns, Rolls, etc., and more crisp and delicious
Pa-by than she ever made before, and she is not afraid
to say so.
South Range, Digby Co., N. S., November aand.
" I want to tell yon that Royal Household Vsonx Is
the best I ever used in all my life, and tbe only kind I will I
have as long aa I can get it"
(Signed)      MRS. ALBX. PORTER.
To any woman sending in name and address to The Ogilvie Floor M3b Cxi*
Limited. Montreal, and menbonning this paper, these recipes will be sent FREE.
District visitor (to old woman)—
Why Mrs. Malage, haven't you seen a
doctor? Old Woman—Well, ma'am,
my husband don't hold with no doctors.
Hu say I'd better die a natural death.
South American Kldi-iO" Cure
is tbe unly kidney treatment tbat hai proren
eij'iiil to correct all the evils that ara likely to
I. full these physical recoliitori. Hundreds
if '.".timemi,-ils. tn proretlie unratlra merit* of
khil liquid kidney specifio .a caaesof Ifrbrhti'
(Umom, diabetes, irritation of the bladder,*
etifliniiuiiliou, drop icul tendency. JDou't de-
They were ling Ting ln the hall.
"Just one kisj, darling," he pleaded,
"then I'll go." "For goodness sake
Rive It to him, Maud," exclaimed a
hoarse voice from the head of the
siuirs, "or he'll stay to breakfast."
Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere
The Briton—Well, "ugglng Is 'armless, haf ter all! The Yankee—You're
wrong, friend—huggln' is arm-ful.
Piles Cured In 3 tea
One application gi-am relief
Ointment If • boon foe Itching
Bleeding [filo*.   It reBe.ee
In ikln MnpMona Itrtaada
a   rival.    Thousand! of   testlmoalali
want fividfmre
3.1 rents.
Tommy—He called me a name agen,
so I jist grabbed him round de neck
wid me left arm an' soaked "{_ good
wid  me right an'     Mother—Oh,
Tommy, Tommy! You mustn't flght
like that. It isn't right— Tommy—
Aw, w't do you know about It, mom?
Hlttln' ln de clinches ain't barred.
Portable Engines for Threshing
■nd Stationary for Chopping and
Wood Sawing In stock at all times
Can Ship at a day's notice.
Writ* us for Prices and Catalogue.
Bnrridge-Cooper Co., Ltd., Winnipeg, Man
Henry Avenue, East.
\>m FENCES Wear Best
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o* painted WHIT J. -which U aa added protection against rut ln addition to the (taWaniiing. Order through enr local agent or dlreot trom m,
THK FA'aE WIRE FENCE OO. LIMITED.  WaUtarvlUe,  tmm  ■■■Snal.  M. Jmka,  WU^pec,     M
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t>'<r*(Uie ajf tliiefamoui pacing italliun la exi>Uiiicc and ti wuitliy of a place in any home.    If you are a lover of twisc»)uu want tlu» picture to Irama
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fi ..tni.rn.itinaf** Prfimraliont were not up to tlie it»n.iui'l we rould not alTctil to make such an offer,    We liL-reby a(jree to forfeit  $1000,00 U
II    internaiun- «r ever fall to ilo aa we «oy.
,,.                    i| Stork Food''      "Inten atlonal Ileavr Can"        "Interrational Hcof Ointment" "International 8ltver Pine Healing; OU""
nt!!a!ro.   ... ,1 Poultry v   - iBlirnitlonil Colie Cure"
l*loMrDatlonil Worm Powder ' ••lntern.t,o„-l root Kemr.ly"
n .-»rtd end Sold on a "Spot Cash Guirtnleo" jb_r INTERNATIONAL STOCK FOOD CO., Toronto, Can.
'International Phano-Chloro" "International Onuk Cleaner"
"InternatlonalComponnil Aluorbent" "International t)l«tvmr«r Cure"
"Internationa Oall Cure" THE DRILL, SLOCAK, B. 0., ^PRIL 7. 1805.
0. E. Smithkrini»ai e, Editor and Prop.
•LOCAN,      -      -        -        •      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
the flrit insertion and 5 cents a line each
■ubiequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legal advertising.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
(or each insertion.
Commercial Rates made known upon
Th* Subscription is (2 per year, strictly ia tidvance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
• Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C
FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1905.
Walter Scott, member of parliament
for West Assiniboia, is slated for the
vacant portfolio of minister of the interior. Nothing is too good for a newspaper man.
Number 1 of Volume VI. of The
Drill is before you. Do you in the
town fully appreciate the good the
paper has done the community in the
pastf   Outsiders do.
For Abe nine months ended with
March the customs receipts of the dominion were $30,816,285, as against
$30,163,285 for the same time last
year, an increase of $752,916.
Manitobans do not relish Laurier's
curt refusal to extend the boundaries
of their province. Premier Roblin
threatens to dissolve the legislature
and make a general appeal to the
electorate, making the question of enlarging the province the main issue of
the campaign.
Sifton's grand stand play in supporting the amendments to the school
clauses of the Northwest autonomy
bill was not without its effect, as he is
to succeed Lord Strathcona as Canadian high commissioner to Great Britain. He'll give King Teddy a few
pointers on how to govern, a la Klondike.
With all due deference to the opinions of our Victoria correspondent, we
fail to see what useful purpose W. J.
Bowser has served in getting the legislature to butt in in the dispute between the dominion government and
the Northwest Territories over the autonomy bill. Dominion politics should
have no place on the floor of the provincial house.
Pay up your subscription.
For the best bread in town go to
W. Pinchbeck's.
Rev. Father Jeannotte held service
in the Catholic church last Sunday.
Tbe O.-S. Co. have supplied i)6,000
feet of lumber to the Rosebery zinc
Jim Wardner, one of the most noted
characters in the west,died recently in
El Paso, Texas.
Miss M. Neil, Nelson,visited friends
here over Sunday. Sbe will spend the
suinmer in Alberta.
Last Friday was a busy day at the
city hull, it being the last day for the
rebate on civic taxes.
A bargeload of lumber from Koch's
mill, Ten Mile, came down Thursday,
for shipment to the prairies.
With the prospect of much railway
building iu the vicinity this summer,
Grand Forks is showing considerable
For Sale.—A number of window
blinds, with rollers attached. Can Iw
had at -10 cents each. Apply at this
The local lumber company are shipping 37 cars of lumber to the Northwest from their mill at the head of
the lako.
Miss Annie Snyder, a Toronto elocutionist, held forth in Knox church
Monday night. Auuie passes up local
Miss Alice Bull, who had been visiting with Mrs. B. A. Shatford for some
weeks, returned to hor home in Arrowhead on Saturday.
Geo. Moir, C.P.R. agent at Sandon,
formerly of this town, passed through
to Nelson Tuesday with his family, to
attend the wedding of his sister.
Conductor Cameron, of the N. & S.
road, passed through here Mondav for
Moosejaw, bavins* been summoned
thither by news of a serioiw accident
to his brother.
The mill team made a fierce runaway on Tlu sday morning, piling up
in a wreck on the side street near the
Slocau hotel. A couple of men had
very narrow escapes from injury in attempting to stop the maddened animals.
Tiie Drill will print you. on short
notice and in anv amount, shipping
tags, billheads, statements.li-tterheails,
noteheads, memos, receipts, envelopes,
visiting cards, business cards, bills of
fare, dodgers, posters, etc., etc. Will
meet any quality or price.
Navigation on Trout lake has been
Real estate sales iu Nelson are numerous this spring.
Saturday was the harvest day for
the practical joker.
Considerable ore is passing through
here from Silverton.
During March the C.P.R. sold 1,-
59C.661 acres of land.
Nakusp has a larger payroll than
any town in the Slocan.
Geo. Huston is now the chief push
on the Sandon Standard.
H, D. Curtis has sold out his insurance and real estate business to Chas.
Rev. Father Jeannotte has applied
for an assistant to help him out ou
this mission.
A number of Slocanites, who have
lieen wintering on the outside, will return this month.
John Bulko. a former resident, returned from Fernie this week, in opulent circumstances.
The government is rushing its business through the legislature, with a
view to an early prorogation.
Service was held iu the Anglican
church on Tuesday evening, Rev. Mr.
Solly, of Arrowhead, officiating.
Nelson hns received no less than 11
tenders for its electric plant lionds.
Work has commenced on the plant.
The promoters of the mono rail
scheme, with headquarters at Kaslo,
state they are going to build the road.
It is given out that no worktrain
will be employed on the local branch
this year.all operations being confined
to the Nakusp branch.
Registered at the Arlington during
the week were: Geo. Downey, Vancouver; H. Shinny, Calgarv; J.Smiley,
F. Tibbly, Revelstoke.
There is no truth in the report that
Messrs. Cameron ant! Young, legislative memliers for Victoria and Atlin,
have been disqualified from holding
The city received its quarterly check
from the education department Wednesday. It had been increased to $'2i)l,
considerably more than the city expected.
Appended is a complete list of the vnr-
ious records registered at the local registry office, If. R. Jorand lieing mining
March 27—Tin Plnte fr.
The Queen's
Hotel      -***
First-class Dining Room
Large snd Comfortable Bedrooms
Sample rooms for Commercial Men
Nelson, B. C.
EACH will secure a number
of window blinds, with rollers
• attached.   Are in good shape.
/f» /   f_[\ will purchase a small hase-
nS*  Illl burner coal stove.     Ia as
The Drill Office
H The Dying Prospector.        jg
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To Archibald York, or to any person or
persons to whom lie mnv have trans-
-ferreil bis interest, in whole or in part,
in Uie Independence mineral claim,
situated on Crusader Hill, Lemon
creek, and recorded in the Slocan City
mining division of West Koott nay district :
You are hereby notified tbat I, the
undersigned, bave caused to lie expended the sum ol two hundred aud
live dollars in labor nnd general_ improvements upon the above mentioned
claim, in order to bold said mineral
claim under the provisions of tbe Mine-
nil Act, and if within 90 days from the
datB of tbis notice you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of sucb expenditure, together with all costs of advertising, your interest in said claim
will become the properly of the subscriber, under section four of an act entitled "An Act to amend the Mineral
Aot, 1!>00."
Hated this 27th dav of January, 1905.
8-2*06 W. T. SHATFORD
Jim Hill anuouueed in New York
last week thjit he was going to extend
the V. V. & E. road from the Boundary to the coast, construction to commence this summer. The C.P.R. will
also make a move on their extension
from Midway to Spence's Bridge.
After years of anxious waiting the settlers in the rich Similkameen district
are to be given communication with
the outside world.
Liberal boastings, while in power,
that Ontario's finances were in a healthy condition, are not borne out by
the straight facts. The Conservatives
have completed an investigation into
the accounts and the announcement is
made that, instead of a large cash
balance in the bank, there is a deficit
o'f $1,300,000. Many other evidences
of questionable dealings on the part
of the Ross administration are being
brought to light, one of the results
showing iu the weeding out of license
commissioners. In their desire to purify the government machinery, it is to
be hoped the Conservatives will not
introduce the spoils system. All Liberal officeholders in Ontario aro not
bad, and when an official shows himself to be honest and efficient he
should be retained, despite his party
As has been expected for some time
the smelters at Trail and Nelson havo
closed down their five lead stacks, because of their inability to secure ores,
The smelter people state the Slocan
mineowners are not living up to their
agreements for supply made when the
lead bounty was granted; but there is
another side to the story, and that is
the feeling aroused by the iniquitous
sliding scale of charges for treatment
inflicted by tho local smelters, which
bear so hardly upon the Slocan ores.
It is strange, too, that the St. Eugene
mine should have been allowed to send
2100 tons of lead concentrates to Europe last month instead of being kept
at home for local trsatment. There is
something wrong somewhere, and the
truth will out one of those days. In
the meantime, what a condition for'
Jhe mining industry to be in. j
"Partner, draw the blanket 'round me,
For the dav is growing r*hill.
And the sun is slowly settlin"1
Down behind fhe western hill.
Lift me up. that I may linger
On his last, departing mv.
For when he comes back tomorrow
I'll be far upon my way.
"Look up yonder toward the summit,
Whero vou see his golden glow
Bathing softlv in its splendor
All the distant peaks of snow.
So we've often watched him. comrade,
When his latest, glance has lain
On our own dark hills of Kont'nev,
And the peaks of Coeur d'AIene.
"Manv a year we fwo have wandered,
And the rocky ledges roam'd.
Where the eager miner followed
Till the slopes wore honevcomb'd.
Men would have the precious metals,
And I think we've done our share,
Seeking out tho treasures bidden
That the hills were loth to bare.
"Hoping, hoping—over hoping!
So. our nurged lives we'd trace,
Reading in tho book of Nature,
Lookinc in hor stony face.
Honing, else wo had not olamliorod
To the top of many a hill;
Honincr, hoping- -ever hoping!
Comrade, I am hoping still.
"Wo havo gone thro' lifo together
When the davs woro dark and drear;
We havo seen tho glints of sun«hino,
We have had our davs of cheer.
And, whon I go climbing upward,
Bv tho wav that all men bike,
Will you have your claim fldiaeant
To the ono that I shall sbike?
"Comi*!wlo,comrado.thoro's a throbbing
In my head and thro' mv brain
No. I cannot see tho sunset.
For my head is racked with pain.
But, I hoar tho mountain torrent
Roaring, rushing, tearing down,
In tho can von far beneath us
Whero tho rocks aro grim and brown.
"Hold my hand a little longer,
So I know that you are there.
I have lived in hope, mv comrade,
And I cannot moot despair.
Off and up tho darksome valley
I must go by mountains high—
It is black, but yet. thev toll us
'Twill bo lighter by and by.
"Partner, draw the blanket 'round me,
For I fool an icy thrill,
And tho sun has long departed
Down behind the western hill.
And I'm going, going, going!
Comrade, lifo is fleeting fast;
But I've climb'd too manv mountains
Cancellation of Reserve.
NOTICE i* licreliy Kivrn thai tl"* rosnrralinn
qytnblUnad in purauanee of the proTieiotui
nf tin* "Columbia and WmWii Knihvny Btltolrtj
Act, IS'.Hi," notlcei aaf which  wrri*  pnlilisliml in
ilie Hriiiili Columbia liiueito nml dated itli ut
Mny. ixiii. mi'l Mli Juue, 1886, raapeetivelr,an
hereby cftQCell'd.
Crown li.ii.Is iltonted within the mm en-
braoed b*/tlia mM rf«*rr:itiiin will be open to
rale,Bettifintnt, leaee. and other disposition,
under tho provisional ol tlio "Land Act." three
months aftor the date of t In* lirst publication
of r-ii* notice in tin* ltriti*ii Columbia Qaaettei
provided, however, that in nil cases when*, lanils
aro  bo  soil, |M*--i*iii|''a'a!. loued, or   ollirrwisi.
atfonated by the Oovernment end an* rabee*
quantlf found, noon tin* survey of tbe Colnmhia
and Western Knihvny Company's blocks, to li*
wholly or partly within such blocks, then the
persons so aoquirilu- such lands sball acquire
their title thereto from the Railway Company,
who have aKreed to deal with such purchaser.*..
pre-eni|ilors. lessees, etc., on the same terms
aud conditions a. the Government would uniler
Ihe provisions of the "Land Act," except in re-
siwct to 11in',.■ r- lands on tlir* Company's hl.icka.
which shall be subject to the regulations issued
by the Company relative to the rotting of timber on the Columbia and Western Railway
W.8, QOBK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands A Works
Lands and Works Department.
Victoria, ll.C., 'iinl February. 1(10"..
J. A. Anderson
R. T. Andkhson
Lemon Croek.
per annum.
9    1
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other way.
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A Residence for Sale
One of the newest residences in Slocan is offered for sale on easy terms. It contains five
large rooms, hall, pantry, wardrobes, china
closet, large cellar, is lathed and plastered,
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