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VOL. I., No. 4ft.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   MARCH   8,   1001.
12.00 PER ANNUM.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions. Goods shipped to
any part of the Slocan.
Highest cash price paid for
raw Furs.
B. C.
Teas and Coffees.
Try our special blend of fine Ceylon Teas,
put up in 3-lb. tins. Grind your own
Coffees fresh every morning. With every
five lbs. Ai Java & Mocha Coffee we give
you a nice coffee mill. These goods speak
for themselves.   Try them.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co* General Merchants,
Sloean, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKiuney, B. C.
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHINQ & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Stti ai Personal Mapusat or Jef Baty,
Who is eyer ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
(.roup Adjoin, the Smuggler ssissl Molly
Gibson—Three L.ada on the Property
—Bond Runs IU Month. -I.. A. Thurston I. the Vender for Outsiders.
A deal, involving one of the best
groups atthe head of Ten Mile creek,
has been signed up during the week.
Thc property is the Boxer group,
owned by W. S. Thompson, J, H.
Wereley, W. L. Jeffrey, of New Denver; Charley Faas and Billy Crawford, of Creston, but formerly of this
town. L. A. Thurston, of this place,
acting for outside parties, secured
the property.
In the group are the Boxer, Ophir,
Monodonack fraction, Neglected and
St. Alice claims. They are located
close to the big glacier and cover the
ground between the well known
Molly Gibson and Smuggler properties. There are known to be three
leads running through the claims,
one of which is the Smuggler ledge.
A parallel lead cuts through above
and is six feet wide, while the third
vein is 28 feet in width and runs in
under the glacier. This one is believed to be the mother lode of that
section of country. All these veins
show more or less clean galena ore
and give excellent values. Very
little work lias been done on the
claims beyond a number of open cuts
on the veins.
The deal is for $10,000 and is in
the nature of an option and bond,
covering eighteen months. Five
per cent is to be paid down on August 1st. and tho balance spread over
in equal payments. By August the
snow will bo sufficiently gone for a
thorough examination to be made ot
the group by the company's engineer. Mr. Thurston is much impressed with the Boxer and believes it to
be one of the best propositions in the
camp, lie has sent in his report and
is firmly convinced of the success of |
tlie deal. Mr. Thurston, who lias
figur.d in a number of mining transactions of Into in various parts of
the country, predicts a lively camp
here this summer. He has numerous inquiries for likely prospects.
A cut of 20 feet was first run in and
the face had a three foot ledge. Ore
is being piled on thc dump there also.
Tbe Phoenix Is turning out a bonanza
for its bonders and it will greatly as
sist the town. W. S. Drowry, of New
Denver, completed the survey of the
group this week.
•    '    Proprietor.
H. P. Green, M.LA., in his speech
in reply to that Irom the throne, commended the avowed purpose of the
government to encourage the industries of the province. The railway
portion of the speech had been referred to as dealing with the most important matter before the country,
lie did not. think the government was
well informed on this matter. Two
of these railways served districts
which had already been parti.IIy
served by transportation. The smelting of our lead ores, the refining of
those ores,and the disposition of them
after refining, was a more important
matter than these. In one year thc
lead Industry of East Kootenay had
advanced to'38,000,000 pounds;'while
that of the Slocan had advanced 4,-
000,000 pounds. On January 1,1901,
the United States refineries refuted
to take Canadian lead, presumably
for the purpose of forcing up the
price. This had caused the practical
closing down of these industries. A
measure of relief would be afforded
if the government would bonus a lead
smelter and refinery. He cared not
where in the province it was estab
lished. so long as this wealth could
be made available The government
might go further aiidestablish a government smelter. Such a policy
would be wise and progressive.
He protested against certain gentle
men's disposition to ride tho party
horse. If the actions of the government in his riding were taken as any
criterion, they might be charged
with being Liberals. Out of four appointments in his district three were
Liberals, and they were recommended by himself, a Conservative. He
hoped when these matters were laid
before the members of the opposition
they would admit they were mistaken. Mr. Green paid a compliment
to the administration of the department of crow,i lands by Hon. Mr.
Wells. He also asked tor a sitting
of the supremo court at either Sandon
or Kaslo.
Phoenl« Hn. Lots of Ore.
Manager Dunbar of the Phoenix is
one of thc happiest men in the camp,
as his property is turning out ono of
the big things in the division. He
has ore showing in abundance and
thc dumps are piled high with it. In
the No. 1 drift, which is in 150 feet,
there is2i feet of ore exposed, giving
values in excess of $100 to the ton.
Two carloads of the ore is piled up on
the dump. Lower down the hill a
new drift has been commenced, with
ore showing right from the surface.
His.,-mi Sportssssen Get Into Shape for it
Season's Fun.
Saturday evening a fairly well at
tended meeting was held in Thr
Drill office for the purpose of organizing a rifle club hero. Dr. Bentley
was appointed chairman and H. D.
Curtis secretary. W. S. Johnson
read a number of communications on
the subject from Nelson, Vancouver
and Ottawa, as well as a copy nf the
bylaws governing the provincial association. Promises havo been received from these places to assist and
encourage any organization formed
After discussion, it was resolved to
formally organize a club in this place,
to be called the Slocan Rifle Association. The election of officers resulted
thus: Hon. presidents, W. A Galliher, M.P., and R. F. Green, M.L.A.;
hon. vice presidents, J. G. McCallum
and li. I. Bentley, M.D.; president,
W. S. Johnson; vice, D.S. McVannel;
sec.-trea., H. D. Curtis; executive
committee, Geo. Nichol, Frank Dick,
R. I. Kirkwood, H. R, Jorand and C.
E. Smitheringale. The executive
were instructed to draft a set of bylaws for the club, which are to be
submitted for ratification at a general
meeting. Messrs Johnson, Curtis
and McVannel were appointed a com
mittee to select a suitable site.
lt is purposed to obtain the rifles
from the militia department at Ottawa, while the ammunition can be secured at a low rate from Victoria. A
membership list, has been o*>ened and
is being freely signed, and there will
be no difficulty in securing 40 or 50
names. The club will hold a big
meet here next summer, and get all
the crack shots of Kootenay to attend. They intend also to scoop in
some of the prizes at the Nelson gathering.
reading room complaint.
Editor Drill:
Sir,—Wc wish to draw attention to
a grave injustice that is being done
the W.C.T.U. reading room by, apparently, thoughtless frequenters.
For sonic time past there has been a
regular disappearance of the papers
and current magazines, these having
been taken from the room and not
returned. It is working a hardship
upon tbe reading room and is militating strongly against its usefulness
That the institution is appreciated,
we feci certain, and we would take ii
as a great favor if, in the future, the
papers and magazines are left in the
room for the edification of those who
may seek to peruse them.
in aid of Knox Church, was even
more of a success than that given by
the bachelors for the same purpose.
Tho hall was crowded to the doors
and the audience went away well
satisfied with the evening's entertainment. An excellent programme
was given, one of the most pleasing
features being the selections given by
the young ladies' brass band. They
proved expert manipulators on the
horns. Refreshments were Berved
during the evening. The next of thc
series of entertainments will be given
by the married folk this month.
Annual Report dhow, a Largo Inerea.e
In the Output.
On Tuesday the annual report Cf
the minister of mines was presented
to the legislature for the year 1900.
He announced that the output of ore
almost doubled over the preceding
year. Lead mining especially has
made great strides. The total mineral production in 1899, $12,393,131;
1900, $16,407,645; increase, $4,014,-
514, or 25 per cent. Total metal production, $8,096,504 and $11,340,756,
equal to an increase of $3,244,252, or
40 per cent. Total lead mines production, $0,751,604 and $10,006,032,
an increase of $3,310,428, or 49 per
cent. Total lode gold production,
$2,857,573 and $3,461,067, increase!
$603.514, or 21 per cent. Silver, $1, •
Otis,703 and $2,295,099, increase $601,-
309, or 36 per cent. Copper, $1,351.-
453 and 91,615,289. increase $263,83C
or 19.5 per cent. Lead, 15878,870 and
$2,690,507, increase $1,811,687, or 20
per cent. Coal and coke, $4,053,651
and $5,066,899, increase $1,013,238,
or 25 per cent. Placer gold, $1,344 •
900 and $1,278,724, decrease $66,176,
or 5 per cent. Tons of ore mined in
1899, 287,343; in 1900, 554,796; increase, 267,453, or 93 per cent. There
are now 99 shipping mines in the
province, 60 of which are shipping
over 100 tons per year. Two thousand four hundred and twenty-six
men are employed underground and
1305 above, a total of 3731.
Last Year'.Shipment. Were SMI Ton.—
A Healthy Kvidence of the Life ami
Wealth of the Uasisp -At-Msig-tssn th*e
Biggest Shipper.
Ore shipments for the week dropped to 63 tons, from two properties.
Three tons was from the Bondholder,
being the last of tlie ore taken out
under lease by Paul Hauck and his
partners. The remaining CO tons was
made up from Ihe Arlington, which
has been maintaining this average
for several weeks. The roads breaking up at the lower end is having its
effect and will stop any big tonnage
going forward for sometime to come.
The total exports for the year is just
under 1000 tons.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to .2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. Following is
a list ot the shipments this year to
Arlington      SO
Two Friends	
Bondholder 3
Following is the standing of the
pupils in the various divisions of the
public school for last month:
First Division.—Third Junior—
Fannie Robertson, Alice Bull, Effie
Third Senior—Nettie Bull, C.Foley
Herman Lindow.
Fourth—Wonetta Tipping, Edna
McVicar, Hazel Wichmann.
Fifth—Russell Robertson,F.Lavell,
Josie Tipping.
JUNIOR Division.—Second Reader.
senior—Mary Benish. Emma Tutcher
J. Stevenson.
Second, junior—Louise Reinillard,
E. Tipping, H. Hall,
First Reader—A. Beck, Inez Rackliff and 11. Ross, <J* Tipping.
Second Primer—May Bull, Freda
Wichmann W. Smith.
First Primer—Cassie Long, Lizzie
Rive, R. Payne.
Chapleau Kntanglesnent,
Messrs. York, Andrews and Mc
Callum returned from Nelson Tues
day. having been down ou business
connected with the entanglement at
the Chapleau. Previous offers of settlement of the Chapleau debts having been refused, the solicitors of the
various creditors pressed suit, and on
Monday' the matter came before
Judge Forin in the county court. Mr.
York's account was at first disputed,
but upon it becoming known that the
defendants had admitted judgment
In other cases, his honor at once ordered judgment in it. The counsel
for the defendants sparred for time
so as to allow a mortgage given in
Europe on the mine to be registered
here. It is freely admitted that the
aggregate claims against the company are in excess of $20,000. It is
thought highly probable that the
Chapleau will resume operations under new and experienced manage*
ment, as it is evident the ore has lost
none of its values.
Neepawa Thrown Up.
A. McUillivray and E. Shannon, of
New Denver, were here Monday in
connection with the Neepawa. After
getting an extension ot time on their
bond on the property, the Warner
Miller people throw iip the sponge.
They had spent $5000 on development, but had not struck the ore
chute shown above. The owners
will now take hold and push the drift
ahead, and the indications are that
they will not have far to go to catch
the ore. The Neepawa Is the natural
key to the huge mineral zone extending trom Springer to Ten Mile creek.
Yuiing   Ladle*1   Concert.
If anything, the concert given by
the young ladies of the town in the
Music Hall, last Thursday evening,
Mi-thodist Missionary Meeting.
Rev. R. Whittington, president of
thc British Columbia conference of j
the Methodist church, and Rev. J. A.
Wood, of Kaslo, chairman of the
Kootenay district, will visit Slocan
on Thursday next, March 14, and
hold a missionary meeting in the
Methodist church. Meeting commences at eight o'clock.and the usual
collection will be taken up. Rev.
Mr. Wood will stay over and preach
on Sunday, March 17, morning and
Speculator l.ssoklng Better.
An improvement, is noticeable this
week in the appearance of things at
the Speculator. In the shaft some
finc-ore has been struck, being more
or less flaked with native silver.
Tlie shaft is down over 60 feet. From
the No. 2 drift high grade ore is also
being taken oul. Some of it goes over
200 oz to the ton. Good progress is
being made at each working.
locorporutlon lllll.
Up to the hour of going to press, no
definite word had been received from
Victoria regarding the bill for the incorporation of the town. It has been
delayed longer than expected, but
will'bo off the slate this week. On
Wednesday it passed through committee and was to have been up for
i its third reading in the House y ester-
Ulnars' Union Ofllrers.
At the. regular meeting of the
Miners' Cnion Wednesday night, the
following officers were elected for the
ensuing term: President. J. V.Pur-
viance; vice, R.D.Kennedy; tin. sec,
John   Foley,   rec.   secretary, S.   B.
I Clement; conductor, Charles O'Brien;
1 warden, R. M. Webster.
The Blocan Star concentrator will
start up on April L
The ledge on the Iron Horse has
widened out to two feet.
The Neepawa closed down.Saturday and the men came down the hill.
An arrangement has been made by
the Last Chance to market its ore at
March will be an important month
in the history of a number of properties in the camp.
The zinc is disappearing from the
ore in the Iron Horse, and is turning
into clean galena.
Dan Harrington was up at Sandon
during the week, hiring -more men
for the Arlington.
The short piece of sleigh road from
Aylwin to the Enterprise millsite is
practically completed.
P. McVicar has assumed the lease
on the Bondholder, recently relinquished bv Paul Hauck.
It is reported that P. W. George
has bonded the Creole group, Lemon
creek, to Colorado parties.
Mismanagement has caused the
winding up of the Florida company,
operating in the Jackson basin.
Acting on instructionsfrom the Old
Country, the Bosun mine, New Denver, was closed down this week.
There are 75 men employed at the
Payne, and there will be no shut
down because of the smelter trouble.
Last week's ore shipments from thc
entire Slocan amounted to 515 tons,
raising the total for the year to 540»
Word comes from Nelson that the
construction of the new mill at the
Enterprise will commence so soon as
the snow is off the ground.
The Arlington Mines management
requests as a favor that no more underbrush be cut along either side of
the wagon road, as it allows the sua
to break up the sleighing.
R. C. Campbell-Johnston came up
from Nelson, Thursday, on business
connected with the Bondholder. He
says no company with less than $100,-
000 in the treasury, need apply for
the group.
Appended ie a complete list of the various records registered at ti»e local registry odiee, EL P. Christie being mining
Feb 23— Viking fr, Springer creek, Q
Feb 2.5—Kokomo.
M»r 2—Creole.
Feb 25—Black Prince H, i FXliot to D
Same 1-16, D Arnot to i C Shook
21V—Golden West, J P llriscall gives
notice of cUira to one-half interest, owing to St C Graham's liceimci expiring.
Truro- " McKinnon claims A Bahne's
interest as a delinquent.
Republic, Bonanza, American Eagle
and Bell. T Montgomery ami 1) Sutherland to H.Lake, of Detroit, option tn
purchase to May 1.
27—Ciolden Kelt J, J B Thompson to
.Tano Wolf.
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Bennett & Co. will have their millinery opening in about two weeks. DANDEUCNS.
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Oh, mute, wild prophets, whst ol lite know ye,
, 01 roser lirsitli?
K.'iii us I Bray, ye molt your living cold
And, irray and hopeless on tin* morning breerc,
Drop Into death.
Oh, wnywom brethren, what of earth know ye,
lYhlt end of strife?
Us, as 1 Brieve, ye bound from chilling sleep,
BlMttnt the firmament ut the somber glebe
With beamiug life!
—Philip Gerry In Mpplncott'a.
Allyn rode across tho prairie Joyously nnd looked longingly towurd the
oust, where the sun wns source nn hour
high. The fresh, bracing nir seemed te
permeate every fiber of his being, nnd
he drew In great breaths of It, feeling
n wild sort of pleasure In the mere fnet
of being alive.
For once In three years he wns happy, nnd he hnd been In thnt beatific
State for two whole days. Tho rest of
the cowboys of the outfit did 'tot know
what to make of It. Cnyuse Ike swore
lie hail been "locoed," for Allyn had
been nlckiiniiied by the camn Sorrowful Jim, and to see him boyishly exuberant and lu a gay humor wan nn unheard of thing until the last day or so.
Allyn hnd once made the mistake of
considering life n very serious rantter
Indeed, nnd then, after trvlng for a
venr to practice, law and not getting
any one to practice upon he had glveu
It up In dbjgust nnd migrated to the
home of opportunity In hope of getting
During his Idle hours Allyn had fallen In love, and he took that very seriously also. It went hard with hlra, for
he hnd nothing on earth except a few
bond" nn old nunt had left him. and
the revenue from them did not amount
to $300 a year. At the rate his prao-
tlce was not Increasing Methuselah
would have heeii a youngster compared
with Allyn if he waited for the revenue
from his profession to enable blm to
"Jim," she snld, "you are acting very
foolishly. What does it matter If yon
haven't any money ? 1 don't want money. I've not enough, or will have when
lam 24. when 1 get control of It. That
would keep ns very nicely and would
hold us up until you could establish n
paying practice.   Now don't be silly."
"Nelly," he snld solemnly. "1 cannot
afford to marry now. People would
say that I mnrrled vou for you money,
and I don't Intend to put myself In
a position where such a motive could
be Imputed to in**, lt would be unjust
to me n.nd to you."
"Well, Jim," nnd there were tears la
her vo'cc, "1 don't think you are acting fairly toward nie. Here 1 am na
orphan. with nobody on the earth ta
love except an old guardian, and I
despise him. You've made me love yon
so that life without you will be worse
than no life nt nil, and now you say
you cannot marry me until yon make
what It took my father a lifetime te
accumulate. Why, by thnt time I'll
have wrinkles and maybe false teeth
and glasses snd he a horrid, snuffy,
f'issy old woman."
"No, Nell. I don't want to make $200,-
000. If I had "U00.000 It would be all
right. And It wil' not tnke long. Out
west I will make It quickly. Just you
stand fast nnd wait for me."
"Oh, I'll wait, but I think you are
hnteful nnd pigheaded Just the same.
Would you marry me If 1 hadn't any
money at all?"
"Yes. glad'y. and we would be happy
too. You would manage somehow. But
now my self respect will not allow
So It was thnt be went to make his
fortune and at the snme time pence
with his unduly active conscience. Te
his utter disgust he found, after a
year's prospecting, that gold mines
were not nt nil plentiful, nnd that
every foot of the mountains hid been
prospected over time and again. A
year lu Mexico assured him that the
business of finding silver mines lying
around loose hnd also played out long
ago, and that it took lots of capital to
stnrt ranching on a paying basis.
Funds were getting low, ho he secured
a place as ouc of the herdsmen of the
XXX. outfit aud on account of bis
grave demeanor wns promptly nnmed
by the other cowpunctiers Sorrowful
Jim.   And the name stuck to him.
During nil his wanderings he bad
written to Nell as regulnrly as possible
und hnd begun to regret In a measure
his Puritanical conscience. At <$40 •
month nnd grub he did not see tbat a
fortune was iu Immediate prospect.
Absence bad Indeed made his heart
grow fonder, and he longed for a sight
of Nell's laughing eyes and dimpled
Yet he would not acknowledge himself beaten or that he would give In.
Much against his Inclination he remained consumed with a desire to see
her, yet impelled to renin lu in stiff
necked pride, acting as avnnt courier
nnd escort for a lot of wild eyed, long
horned steers, all the while cursing
himself for a fool. So he and the rest
of the outfit did not hnve very much in
common together, and he grew more
and more unsociable nnd lonely.
Small wonder wns It then, thnt when
he received a letter from her he felt
that bis voluntary exile wns broken.
His penance wns done, and he wns free
to return to civilisation and Nelly.
"Yon come on. Jim. dear," the letter
Raid—"that Is. of course, If you care lo
take an almost dowerless bride. I have
now only enough left to bring rap In
$300 u year—exactly what you lmd. 1
do not own another thing on earth. I
hud concluded Unit the money without
you Is not worth having, and ns long
as you are ro stubborn about It I saw
that I must give In. so I hni'e done so
gladly. I have got to be 24. ns you
kuow, and have uUboln'e control over
my property. Ro, In order to get vou, 1
nave given ayvny my fortune.
"You have cost me uearly $100,000, so
I'm of the opinion thnt you bad better
come on and deliver yourself lip ns a
victim. I don't propose to tell you another thing about it, as you have no
right, to know now. After-after—oh,
well, some time / will tell yon what I
did with the res* of the money, but just
now It Is no affair of yours. Yon will
simply have to take my word for It.
Come on, Jim. I am anxious to see
So it was that .I'm wns so happy.
H" had only two more days to wait;
then he would get his month's wages.
He had $400 sived up, and he reflected
'hat he and Nelly wou!'' manage to
get along nlcelv on that for awhile.
Ills pride was rlillnp rampant, also,
•ind his conscience was very self satls-
Moil, Indeed, for bat! he not held out
ugnliist tin* allurements of beauty,
'vealth, position, case—everything? It
wis a victory well worth r'-joiolnp*
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The onromonv wns over, the few intl-
tnnii' friends had taken their departure,
and Jim nnd Nell looked at each other
lu a bewildered sort of way.
"I think we ought to take a trip, Jim.
t'm so deadly tired of this' place. I
don'' kuow wliai io do. Lot's go to
I'orope. I've always wanted to go
"Nelly, ire von daft? I can't afford
a trip to Europe, and you know It
And you haven'I :>ny moo**" elMier, ro
how are v* to go''"
"I think It In very unkind of h perRon
of your wealth to be tpivtlug me w'th
my poverty. For a man is rich as
you. I think you ar° undoubtedly
'dote.'" Ils>r eyes twinkled merrily..
"I want to go to Purope, nnd now,
I've got yon to go with me you ou/tht
to be glad of the opportunity."
"Nell. dear, if 1 could afford It yon
kuow I would b» delighted to take
"Well, yon can afford It"
"1 tell yon I cannot"
"1 know bette*—you can. Why, Just
look a' these," and she handed him a
bundle of books and papers. He picked
un tbe first one and rend th<* Insidi
pnge: "Flnt National Bank, in account with James M. Allyn. Deposited
May 1. W.OOO; Miy 0. $12,000; May
12, $12,000.
"What does this mean. N»ll?" hn
asked wonderlngly ne h° 'oo'-.<»d at
another book nnd read: "Received May,
9, bonds, mortgages, stocks nnd securities duly transferred aud asslgncl to
lames M. Allyn. and aggregating $130.-
000, and more particularly described
as follows: Tho Trust and Snfp Deposit company." Nell was hugely en-
Joying thc situation. She seated herself oc tbe arm of th? clnlr ind said:
"You dear old stupid. mullu,\ stubborn thing, 1 told you the truth, for 1
gave everything I owed to yaju before
I wrote thnt letter. 1 told the truth,
for I reserved Jnst enough to bring me
In $300 a yenr."
"Well. I'll be"- She kissed him and
stopped the word.
"Are you going to Europe?" she asked.
"Yes. 1 think I would enjoy the trip
myself, but don't ycu think you paid
too much for me'"
"Oh. I dou't know. Not ns long as
you nre nice as you are now. Come
oft. Let's gel ready and catch the
steamer leaving tomorrow evening."—
St  Louis Star.
An   IrUhisnn's ftnae*.
In the pioneer days of Victoria. B. C.
n Hibernian ilrayt'i.in. whose property
abutted on *o that sif n merchant was
very mtieu disgusted to find that the
merchant's chickens were constnntly
In his little garden patch and would
root up his flowers and vegetables.
Appeals tn Hie merchant, who was
n patron of Ibe drayman, were of no
avail, so the following ruse wns adopted:
Our friend from the Emerald Isle
purchased some rggs and placed them
here and ths.ro In his garden. He then
swelled the uvrs-hPOl's wife, who
would call the s'liicks-ns to feed them,
and In full view of the lady picked up
the eggs and put them In his bat
The lady asked Mike what be was
"Oh. getting a few eggs for my
bteakfast" said he.
"Well," said the lady, "you have no
chickens.   The eggs nre mine."
"Oh. sure nre they, mum. Then what
do they do In my ganlen? Anything
on my premises Is my own."
After this Ihe fence was made chicken proof, aud Mike had uo Uaore trouble.— Londou Tit-Bits.
A Bfnrr of Duiiiii.
One day Alexandre Dumas visited
Marseilles nnd made a trip to the Chateau d'lf to visit the palace he had
helped to make fnmous. The guide
showed blm everything: also the subterranean passage by which Edniotul
Dnntes nnd Abbe 1'nrln used to visit
each other. "This passage wns dug by
Abbe Farla by the aid of a tish bone,"
thc guide explained. "M. Dunins tells
about It In his storv of 'Moute-Chris-
"Indeed." replied tbe author. 'WIojc-
andre Dumas must be familiar with
all tbe surroundings here. Perhaps you
know hiinV"
"I should think so. He Is one of my
best frlendn."
"And you nn sue of his." replied the
Impulsive ss.T'be. letting 2 louts dor
slip Into thi hand ot 'he astonished
Srlsrisfl'is* lis s.i-rsr. li
JoKier-Old Si|ii"py.lt hits ngreeil that
tifter his denth his hoily shall lie turned
over to Ibe university In the Interests
of science.
JImson— Interests of science?
.lester-Yes; nil Sqneezlt's relatives
have Insisted thnt he hat no heart;
the doctors are golug lo find out—Ohio
Slate Journal.
A little olsl womnti Willi sauthliasl shoi n
And a heart sis liar,! si Hint;
In tht* Unlit of Hie ssiei mi'l Ull fellnl ul the Msxt
Bar roejea am us whits, un lint.
Sim mockotll youth, ami sliss sl.suinth love,
For a ns'.v milJ svils' is siv,
Anil the suiuls bem-alls .,   I the suns silsuie
Were new In her in
6he tourheth the rose, jUid It fsl's apart;
The Btone. ami it cvumhlos im i*.
Hut never a tour ta her eye .Hell .'art
This spirit of yestei'tluy.
For this little old woman the uphinx Mit-'tl
When the diovn of the workl wus hii^iis —
This little olsl woman who cium- Irisin eld
Ere the Lord uuule day und night.
She creepclh abssut In tier soundless shoon.
She ilngettl u dreary rhyme.
And the nations ilnnvse to her eerie rune,
Kor the gey mils! wilV is Time.
•—Margaret K. gaUKIter In Harper's llazar.
THE il 11 ill 11
How a Husband r.ud Wifo Fortravo  A
One Aaotlicr For Mutuavl |
Indiscretion. «
♦ ♦ ♦ «t» a-*&*»-v—•>—•>—<>—>*»-*
"It simply won't do," observed Mr
Portland-Rhodes, with emphasis,
"Mny I usk what you are talking
"1 am talking about ymir extravo
gnuce," said her husband, "If ii con tin
lies, you will simply burst up the show,'
he added, relapsing into slang.
"I'm afraid ymir theatrical friends art
demoralising ymir English."
"The English language has nothing ti
do with tbe convoitMition." lie snapped.
"Not with your conversation', dcur."
snid his wife sweetly.
"And I'm tired of these dnrk allusions-
to my theatrical friends. It's absurd tc
imagine that because I lake a girl tc
supper that—that there's anything in it.
She was au old friend."
"I should hardly call her old,", snid
Mrs. Portland-Rhodes critically. "Sup
pose we say middle aged'.'"
"Anyway, we are drifting from the
"What is the point of this dinlogne?"
Inquired bis wife, with extreme affability,
"Your extravagance. I cannot stand
thc pace. What's to he done with then
things?" indicating a little pile of bills.
"I'm afrnisl I have no head for bust
ness," said his wife, looking tired.
"Hut how are we going to meet them?"
Mrs. Rhodes sniffed her smelling bottle with an air of extreme patience.
"Why uot write out a check?" she
murmured. .
"Write out a check?" he gasped.
"What the"-
"if you wisli the servants to know all
our private affairs, I'll ring the boll,1
said his wife. "But don't shout, denr.
becuuse it makes my head ache."
There was only one reply for an independent husband, Mr. Portland-
Rhodes gathered up the pile of bills,
housekeeping nnd otherwise, placed them
by his wife's plate und stalked to thi
"Y'ou've made a very poor breakfast,
Charles," said his wife sympathetically.
"And you'll make nie a very poor
mail," he muttered.
"I'm sorry, dear. I forgot how many
calls you have upon your private purse."
This wns the last straw. The husband banged ont of the room, mattering
expressions which Would not be permitted even at n religious demonstration.
It wns a pretty piece of acting on hei
part—the airiness, the nonchalance, the
magnificent contempt for debt. It was
all put on. She was in a complicated
frame of miuU. She wns jealous of her
husband on account of an Innocent
"spree" of his, which green glasses had
made hideous. She was uncomfortably
conscious that she was 00 the high road
to making ii fool of herself. She was up
to her pretty little ears in debt, and.
above all, she was in a funk about it.
In short, Mrs. Portland-Rhodes bad
cast herself for nn unsuitable role. At
the bottom of her heart she was a romantic little creature, ridiculously in love
with her husband, with philanthropic
tendencies and n reasonable weakness
for "dressing decently."
There is no more pitiable sight than
that of a scrupulous person trying to be
unscrupulous. She bated to owe motley,
but to keep level with the times she ran
headlong into debt and suffered agonies.
She adored her huslmnd and quarreled
with him. She despised married dirts
nnd was carrying un three open nutations, to say nothing of a mysterious one.
at tho mere thought of which she trembled. In short, she was a pour, worried
little woman who was walking in slippery places and expecting to come a
cropper every minute,
A week before she hnd attended a
fancy dress masked ball given at the
.Ambidextrous. Mrs. Ithodcs was robed
ss the Morning Star nnd paired off
with tbe mun in the moon. She believed
her partner to be a Certain Percy I.ml
broke, whom she counted among her ad-
mirerB. They became quietly eonliih-n
tial, and Mrs. Rhodes nil her let the i'nt
out of the bag with regard to her Unsocial scrapes. The man in the moon was
sympathetic. He had had a "straight
tip " Should be put a bit on for her? Mrs.
Rhodes hesitated for n variety of reasons, one being that she luul no spare
cash to lose, and was already out of her
"I'll tell you what I shall do," said the
man in the moon. "1 shall have a Hotter
myself, and I'll buy a few shares for you
too. If it turns out badly, I'll get It buck
for you some other lime. Bat it's too
good to miss.    You must be in It."
This arrangement sounded very comfortable null Mrs. Ithodcs assented,
Her first shock wns received ns'Xt day
when she learned thnt thc man in lhe
nionn was Dot by any Means Percy Lad-
brokc, ns thnt ymiug geutlemnu wn«
■Way in the country. The next slinek
was n polite letter of congratulalion from
the man in the moon. Inclosing a note for
$l,ti(x). The dabble In Angelicas bad succeeded beyond bet expectations.
It was n curious position for n mnrrled
woman. What was she to do? A man
she did not know, fur lie had not even
signed his name, probably thinking she
already knew It. and sent her a round
sum of money, lie might he mnd, but
who would believe ; ie story7 Would
any sane person. pecinlly a ms*rc husband, believe i!..it a stranger1 would
band her a    mre uf n ipecnlntlnn in
which she hnd net slaked a farthing?
Ou the other hand, she gave a sigh
of relief win-- aftis' recollected that, not
knowing who hi ",. is. site could not return ll. That fact Combined with the pile
of bills aud her husband's irritation on
ihiiuit'wii , niijei i.-. lies Ided  lis.. .:i"l ■'
. ashed   Ills.1  note,   lind   uliii••• '>'   ll   to  i'i
lhe   uimith-   nf   Iii't   llllltgrifKl   ei n'l u
Kid  it  socnii'il  sis if sue was dimmed  Is
liise   the  UlU'XpCUlL'd.     ll   Imp!" lied   llu
I,Ight    thai,   1 • >I'   tl   wmiih ■>,   she   ,'iinl   hi I
husband dined leie-a-lete. He Wtts glouii;
aud  isileut;  she us  airy  and  liippaut  tu
"1 have luni it lucky speculation Iii
AngMieiiM." lie bitid quietly when tin
servants hnd left lhe mom.
"Ymi don't look us if you had," sin
said, i-racking n nut.
"Ami I Imped in give you n pleasa it
surprise," he added, "su 1 drove aroiiuJ
tn some of ymir people this afternoon ta
pay your hills."
She went white and nearly pinched a
linger instead of u nut.
"I was rather surprised to learn that
you yourself had been surounil this m-irn-
ing ami paid lliem imuicy on aieount."
There was an iim-nml'mliilile silence
while his wife-lesiiainetl a ditdrt* to use
unladylike language on the subject ol
Angelina) und plca.saut surprises get)
"Thut was very kind of you." she said
at last.
"May 1 ask where the money came
from?" he asked.
"1 never knew anybody tn talk mi
much about mom y ns you do," she sa il
evasively. "Suppose you try nuotbei
"S'tui have been telling me for SPVernl
days that ymi are haisl up," he couttni'Cil
in the sums' slry mice, "I should really
like to know how ymi contrived to pay
away the best p.nl of u I'oiiplc of hundred in ensh when yon are without
"I had n little Butter In Angelicas,
too," she said easily
'"Who pill .Vou on to It?" he aske.l
sharply. "There were not n dozen meu
in town who knew  anything iih.mt il."
"1 — 1 met siiiuehiiily nt a ibiiuc, nnd—
ami somehow il leaked out that I w.i-
rather hard up, nun— and he said be'il
put something on for me." she replied.
"Of course I didn't know he meant it,
but I heard from him this morning."
Her husband whistled softly.
"This is u funny sort of story, **"nlet,
for u woman to tell her hm-tiuiul." lie
snisl gravely, but not unkindly. "Win
wns lhe mun?"
There was something In the tone ilf hi?
voice which told her that further evasi, u
would be worse lliaii useless, so dclianl-y
she told the whole story.
"May 1 si's* the letter which accompanied the note?" sanl her husband.
She produced it. It was written hd
club uote paper.
"1 shall have no great difficulty In find*
ing out who this is," he said. "I shall
send n check I don't want you to tu.e
anybody's money except mine."
"Is that all?" she said coldly. "II;iv(
you anything else 10 say?"
"It's not much good for me to say
"1 .thought you might like to preach
one of your lay sermons," she said.
"Not ut all." he answered, with a provoking smile. "I'm mn like somebody
I know. I'm not going tn make a mountain out ot a molehill, 'tut, really, a
masked bull at the Ambidextrous and a
Check from u stranger is almost ui
naughty as my taking au actress lu supper. We seem to be bsith g.img to tli«
This was humiliating. Mrs. Rhodi'l
expected a lecture and was only being
chuffed. Moreover, the chaff was kiud-
ly. aud she found it rather a struggle ie
keep the tears back. Hut when he sat
down to his slssk and wrote out u ehes I.
and said, "There,' now, will that help ymi
out of your pickle?" she broke down
altogether aud wept like au ordinary wo-
"Shall we s'ty quits?" he snisl. "Ymi
forget the sapper, aud 1 forget the man
in the moon.
"Suppose we sny a little goose?" h«
After she had left the room he looked
at himself iu the glass nnd nodded at his
own reflection,
"It's all right now,"'he muttered, "hut
she must never lind out who the man
in the moon really was."
And the reflection In the glass winked.
—Modern Society.
Hi* Lost (he Credit.
Justice stSaroUtte related an amusing
Incident which occurred to him while
crossing the Atlantic. "The band ployed
every bight in the second eiihin." he says,
"and one evening I invited my family
and a few friends lo visit the second cabin and listen lis the music, .\fler a lew
pieces hud been played I called a kellucr
to me and lold him to give the band a
glass of beer at my expense I pais) him
the charges, the beer was brought to the
bund, they stood Up, rattled their glns-.es.
seemed greatly delighted, and snid 'good
luck' to a big ri'sl faced German who was
sitting on tin* opposite side of the room,
aud then drank their beer. He then
arose and mails* n speech, after which the
band played 'Hail to the Cblet,' amid
great upplnuse.
"I asked a gentleman who sal near m*\
and who understood derman, what all
the fuss was about, und he said the fel
low  who had just made the speed
treated the band to beer.    It came
me like u shot that 1 did not lip the
ner. and that he had put up tin* job
the red faced (,'orniun."—Argonaut.
in i r
•Hello, Cnaht"    "Hello. IllII!"
Ths* late Senator Davis left his luuise
on Massachusetts avenue mie morning
and started lo walk to the ears. Suddenly, ns if sprung from llu* ground,
a man approached him. lie was nn oh]
member of Iinvis' company in the »ur,
aud he looked seedy.
"Hello, (,'ush!" he exclaimed.
"Hello, Hill!" snid the senator. "Where
did you come from?"
For n few liniments the senator and the
old    Soldier   chatted    together.      I'iUflilj)
came the expected "touch."
"Can ymi change !fl!(), Cush?" asked
the dilapidated veteran.
'•Yes." answered Davis.
"Then lend nie ten.
Davis laughed. "Thnt is n little ton
Steep." he said. "Won't you lake 131
nnd call it sunn re?"
It is hardly neeesMiiy tn add that Senator Davis parted with his money.—
Washington Post.
Siviss'iij Too iiik to store,
One of the hig speculators in the street
recently wild to a bankir nmi snld that
he wisied to borrow 11,(100.000,
"All right," was the response. "What
is your security V"
"My check," was the airy nnsi surprising reply.
"Well," responded the hanker tbonghl
fully, "yntir security Is good enough, lint
I shall have lo decline the lonn. ns mil
vnulls aren't  large enough to hold it."—
New York Tiibuue.
inscription, nl' Ills) Onlcr 111 U hlels a
llillUli Column Ailvuisei's When It
la Preparing; <«> Attack tlsc strssssit-
holil of un lOiicm*,-.
A British column advancing in time of
war through an en niy's country is at
once a magnificent and a remarkable
spectacle; or rather, to he quite correct,
it WOUld be, provided the eye could tnke
in nil the details at n single glnncs\
Hut that is just precisely what tho eye
cannot do. A column of even moderate
strength, when on the move, lengthens it
self out abnormally, so much so indeed
that u hoily of troops which in review order could be pinked within % moderate
sized parade ground will occupy ribbon
wise eight, ten or even more miles of
We will, therefore, take up a position
on an eminence and watch In Imagination
a column of Priiisli regulars marching on
an enemy's stronghold.
First there will come in sight, riding
at a walking puce, a solltaiiy pair uf horsemen. These are the advance points, as
they are termed, and arc thrown forward
perhaps a mile nheiul of the vanguard.
They are on the lookout for the suieiny.
uml on the lirst hint of dauger it is their
duty to ride back to left and right and
olrirm the Hankers.
These latter nre thrown out fanwise
from the cavalry which screens the Infantry vanguard, and they in turn pass the
word buck along the trailing, snakrliki*
rihlisin of armed meu. till within half an
hour, say, of the enemy's being lirst
sighted the entire command knows of the
threatened danger and is prepared to deal
with it.
The two advanced points hnve been
well likened to n couple of electric buttons, which, on being touched, thrill the
ahum down both Hunks throughout the
entire length of the column with which
they are in communication. The simile
is not quite perfect, however, for the
alarm Is ROIinded by these living electric
buttons while yet the danger is remote
Smne hundreds of yards in the rear of
the cavalry screen comes the advanced
guard, subdivided Into u vanguard and
a main guard. This latter constitutes
(lie lirst lighting unit of the advancing
?olumn, nnd its strength is of course pro
pottionate to the strength of the force
t in covering, Witli it are field nnd ma
chins' guns, sappers, miners, engln-iers.
unbalances, reserve ammunition wnpoos
 I ~o forth.    In fact, the advance guars!
of a large column constitutes in itself a
ligh;iiig force—a miniature army, su t>>
speak, complete in practically all essential details. After the advanced guard
has phased we shall probably see, emerging frnai the clouds of dust which nl-
ways except in wet weather envelops as
with .i mantle a column ou the march,
another solitary pair of horsemen and
then ut Intervals another and yet. an
other. These are the connecting links.
A half troop, or perhaps, if the force is
a large one, a whole Utxip of cavalry
will come next, then tiiore connecting
links and lastly the officer comuanding,
surrounded and accompanied by Ins stafl
The uninitiated in matters military will
nssw pfobably expect to see the main
body of the array, but on. \ single in
fnntry battalion, or maybe two, will pei
i.aps puss, marching strictly "to ntten
tinii," bnyonets fixed and Officers' swords
carried naked at the slope, after which
there will lienve slowly into sight an up
pan ally endless train of tield artillery,
machine guns, ammunition wagons, um
balances, tool cans, forage and store
wagons and number*1 of led horses.   It is
only when this heterogeneous pmos'ssioo
has come lo an end that the thickening
of the dust cloud and the measured
tramp, trump, tramp, herald the up-
proach of the infantry brigades. On tbey
Come, rilles at the slope or at the trail,
talking, laughing, joking, singing, smoking, us (hough war and its attendant
horrors were a thousunil ruileR away. On
they come—and still on! I'attiiliou after
battalion, brigade after brigade.
It becomes almost monotonous nfter
awhile, for the mighty lighting machines,
each composed of 1,000 or more Individual lighting units, swing pust with uu?-
chanlcal precision of gigantic automata
Everything moves as if by clockwork,
Thirty puces Interval is the regulation
distance between battalions und brigades,
si ns I ;{0 paces interval it is—uo more, no
less. There is uo slackening, no hisituii-
r-y, for all the apparent free aud easiness.
A company lags but u foot or two. It is
spurred sharply forward by a biting
phrase—half expostulation, half com
ma nd—uttered by its captain. A battalion does likewise, nnd a wave from the
hand of its ever watchful chief sends the
adjutant galloping down the right flank,
exploding as he goes. So is the force
kept "strung up." And n very necessary
process is this same stringing up. The
loss ot a  few  yards at the  boni  meat's
Hundreds nt the tall. Trivial check to the
from of u long column is u serious delay
tn the men m the rear of It, und continual slipping out or rapid closing tends to
exhaust troops.
With tbe passing of the rearmost bil-
ginle the interest to the average spectator
largely vuulshos. True, there follow inure
machine guns, more tool carts, ammunition wiigous, led horses, etc., but all theso
have been Been before. The bearer com*
panics, with their trim stretchers nnd the
lied Cross of Geneva showing conspicuously on Ihelr tunic sleeves, arouse a brief
curiosity, but they are out of sight, swallowed up In the dust cloud almost ere wo
realise their presence. If, however, we
cure to occupy our position for another
hour or so we shall see yet a not her cloud
Of dust advancing toward us. This is
formed by the baggage train which follows nil armies. Lastly comes the rear
guard, followed by n smith detachment ot
military police, whose duty it Is to look
after stragglers.—London Express,
•l'l..*> Otslect to "Jnus."
With regard to the objectionable abbreviation ".lap." the Japanese newspaper
Vorod/u C'hoho says: "To us the wortj
'Japs' slwuys sounds like an Insult,
Whenever we see it usi'd in American
papers, we nre tempted to return the insult In ths' fashion a witty Japanese dii)
to an Impolite American. The American
said to him. 'Which ncse are you. ,lapa
uise or Chinese'.'' Without making nny
reply to the question, the Japanese laid
curtly. 'Which kee are you. monkey or
Transferrs'd  ReaiionallsMIt)'.
"Oh. Bobby,  Bobhyi    Bverysbody will
blame me If you nnsliehiive."
"Well, ma. ymi can  blume It all ha'-k
on your pa eud ina."--Indianapolis Jour*
na,'-  I
A Hrofeaslnnal Statistician.
"How did you come to bo a professional beggar?"
"1 ain't no professional beggar. I'm
employed "to git up statistics on hsi\i
many heartless people tbey la in ihii
towu."—Chicago Uccurd.
Chnnrcc Is Iteat.
Bmployer (to Pat. who has come with
two pails of water from the barn)—
What mnde you so long, Pat?
Pat—Sure, sur, Oi had to stop an
change o«ils «*'ic» In s"vhoile to rist myself.
Gutter Snipe.
The word snipe, ns expressive of contempt with nn inlimetiou of prigglsbnrsg
or pettiness, especially Impertinence, was
very common in Philadelphia as far hack
as 1835, as I can well recall my indignation when called by it. There can he no
question thnt it cuine Into use from the
German icbnlp-p or esshnlpplsch—snappish, pert, aaucy, "Gutter snipe" began
to oppenr In newspapers some years later. It would, however, be curious to ns-
certniD whither the term does not exi«t
In some form in old provitn ial English.
"Cutter" wns very naturally iisided frutn
Its association with mud. It was genet*
ally believed in New England, nnd 1 dare
say elsewhere, that ''h* snipe lived by
lucking mud.
A Watrr of Special Vela*.
While Sir William Harcourt was
traveling lu the highlands with I^ird
John Russell aud other friends they
were one day crossing a Scotch loch,
and lu course of some conversation
with a boatman, from whom they were
trying to elicit Information as to his
views on the beauty of the surrounding landscape, tho man assured them
that the water of the loch had a special value. When usked to explain
what It was. be remarked thnt it had
the reputation of making the tlnest
toddy In Scotland.-Chambers' Journal.
In tbe Interest ot Acoaracr.
At a meeting of the Mansfield House
settlement Mr. Percy Alden. the ward-
en, told a story of the mother of
Robert Lsouis Stevenson. Tbe widow
of the novelist was tsdllng how. In tha
Island of Satnon. the old lndy had
taken walks with n native chieftain
"who had killed thousands aud eaten
hundreds." "Oh, I'nnny!" exclaimed
the novelist's mother In horror, "you
know It was only Ul"—Loqdon Chronicle.
The Point of View.
Tho squire (sympathetically)—I'm
very sorry to hear thnt your husband
Is nt the point of death. Mrs. Ilodgc,
but you must try nnd be cheerful, ns
you know It will be nil for the best-
Mrs. Hodge—Ah, yes, ludced, sir;
It'll bo a blessing when 'e's gout1.
I'll be able to live In comfort then, as
I 'avo 'Im Id four different clubs.—
Croup, Whooping Cough, Bronchitis and Severe Chest
Coughs Cannot Withstand the Soothing, Healing
v Effects of Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and
It is the mothers who especially appreciate tho unusual virtues of Dr.
Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine. They keep it in the house iis
tho most prompt nnd certain cure obtainable for croup, bronchitis nnd severe coughs nnd colds to which children are Subject. It hus never failed
them. Scores of thOUB&OdS of mother**
eay: " "J'was Dr. Uhase who .saved
our baby."
Mrs. F. W. Dond,, 20 Muedonuld
Street, Barrio, Ont., says :—"Iloving
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high in its powers of curing coughs
anil croup. My little girl has turn
subject to croup for a long time, and
I found nothing to cure it until I
gave Ur. Chase's .Syrup of Linseed
and Turpentine. 1 ennnot, speak too
highly of it."
Mr. W. A. Wylie, .17 Heaton street,
Toronto, staten—"My little grandchild hud suffered with a nasty, hacking cough for about eight wes'ks
•when we procured a bottle of Dr.
Ghana's Syrup of Linseed and Turpen-
tins'. After the first dose she Called
It honey' and was euger for niesli-
cino time to come around.    I can sim
ply state that part of ono bottle cured her, and she is now well and u9
bright us a crloket."
Mrs. F. Dwyer of Chesterville, says:
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attack of bronchial pneumonia. My
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bought a bottle of Dr. Chase's Syrup
of I,iii,,im'iI and Turpentine from our
popular druggist, W U. Bolster. After the lirst two or thruo dosos tho
child bOgan to get belter, uud we aro
thankful to say Is all right to-duy
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Mr. K. Hill, fireman, Derkalat   St.,
Fire Hall, Toronto, says: "I desiro
to say in favor of Dr. Chase's Syrup
of l.imn-eil and Turpentine that one'
of my children waa promptly relieved of whooping cough, nnd ns long
nn obtainable will not bo without ll
in the house, nor use any oilier mod-
Dr. Chase's Hyrup of Linseed nnd
Tur|Kinllne is sold everywhere nnd la
used in inure homes than any other
I rent ment for d incases of the thro.it
and lungs, as cents a bottle. Ed"
iiinn.siin,   I In i en  & Co.,  Toronto. '.      ■***
The Drill.
He Joksra N>s Mssi-s*.
"Jake," Inquired uiie of the youtlgar
cf the knights of the rond of uu old
diiuniner, "what made you lame?"
••overexertion at practical Joking."
••Tell that to the lnmbs."
••That's dead right, souny. Cracked
one mo many, and It left me lame for
life. Ask any of the old boys. Tluti
gome of cinche came In when I was
traveling to what were then the new
silver mining districts In Colorado,
y0u cull It pedro lu this state, I gue.sH.
••Well. I had a reputation for joking
those days—sort of nn ud'vertltfomoiit.
vmi know. There was a good deal of
ilioutlug and shooting through the cell
log thut night, but everybody wns good
natured and Jolly until Ave hands were
played without a pedro being caught
Tne bidders did nothing but go In the
hole  uud   were  gettiug   uglier  every
•At last I could contain myself no
longer, und announced with an up
[-.imams laugh thnt 1 hnd abstracted
tin- live spots. The general siorekeep
er was a friend of mine and promptly
threw uie from the second story win
dow. But they nre great wing shots
out there, and two of tbem got me.
You'll notice that the lobe of my left
ear Is gone. The other bullet was ex •
trailed from my leg under the supervision of the vigilance committee. 1
have been an '*\ Joker ever sluce."
Wa lielievc MINARD'S LINIMENT is
tfae best.
Matthias Foley,  Oil City,  Ont.
Joseph Snow,  Norway. Me.
Rev.   R.   O.   Armstrong,    Mulgrave,
jr. s.
Chus.  Woollen,  Mulgrave, N.S.
Pierre Landry, senr.,   Fokomouche,
N, ll.
Thome* Wesson, Shellleld, Nil.
Tlie Astilress lie i:nt.
A Russian gentleman tells a funny
stisiy of his first eucoliuter with the
Sngllsb language.
The day after bis arrival iu London
he made a eall on a friehd lu I'nrlt
lane, and on leaving the premises Inscribed in his uotebook what be sup
posed In be the correct address.
The next day, desiring to go to tbe
snuie place again. In called u cnlnna i
anil pointed to tbe address that he had
written down. The cabman looked
him over, laughed, cracked the whip.
ani drove away without him.
This expedience being repeated with
two or three other cabmen, the Rtts
nan turned indignantly to the police,
with no belter results. One otUoer
would laugh, another would tap hi*
land and make a motion imitating thc
revolution of n wheel.
I ina I ly ihe poor foreigner gave It up,
and, with a great deal of difficulty,
recalling tlie landmarks which he had
observed tbe day before, found his way
to bis frleud's house. Ouce there, aud
In company With one who could under
stand him, be delivered himself of a
liot condemnation of tbe cabmen nnd
Ibe police of London for their Impertl
nonce and discourtesy.
Ills friend asked for a look at the
mirth provoking address, and the
mystery wns solved. This was the
"King tbe bell."
Tbe Russian hnd with great care
copied, character for character, the
legend of the gatepost, supposing that
It indicated the bouse and street—
Her I •sui-lnslon.
IIerr Alnupiist—The paper tells about
a girl who bus slept for six weeks.
His Wife—It must be one of our former housemaids.—Sondugs Nisse.
is the deadliest and most
painful malady to which
mankind is subject. Dodd's
Kidney Pills will euro any
case of Bright's Disease.
They have never failed in
one single case. They are
the only remedy thnt ever
has cured it, and thoy aro
Ihe only remedy that can.
There are imitations of
Dodd's Kidney Pills—pill,
box and name—but imitations aro dangerous. Tho
original and only genuine
cure for Bright's Disease is
Dodd's Kidney Pills are II
fifty  cents  m box at  all II
druggists. II
The Patient Spent Nearly Three. Mouths
In a Hospital Without Osming Iteltef
-Dr. Williams' Pink Pills Boston*
HIii. to Health.and Strength.
For upwards of a quarter of a century, Mr. (ioo. McLeua has been a
resident of the town of Thorold. Ho
is foremaa in tho lumber yards of
McCleary & McLean, and is knowa
aot only to the citizens of the town,
but by most af the Inhabitants of tho
adjoining region aa well. Many of
Mr. McLean's friends know that he
was alllicted with a severe type of
sciatica, and know also that he has
been released from tho pangs of U»at
excruciating trouble. Believing that
his story would bo of public interest,
u. reporter called on him and asked
him to what agency he attributed
svb fortunate release from pain. Mr.
MeLiean's unhesitating reply was :
"Br. Williams' Piak Pills, and I
never hesitate to say eo either.'" Mr.
Mi'l/s-nn continued: "I was atllictod
with sciatica for a number ot y*;j.ra.
The moat severe attack occurred .several years ago, whoa I was confined
So my bed for several months. I suffered horribly with thc trouble, and
the only relief I could get was from
morphine, either ia tablets or hypo-
dermically injexted. I could not put
my left foot on the ground without
Undergoing intense agony. I wae
treated by physicians, and at tho
hospital in St. Catharines, to •which
institution I had to be tak"n ou a
stretcher. I was ia the hospital
nearly thro* months, but, without being cured. Then I returned home
very much discomaged. I next trii*d
electricity, but it had no perceptible
effect. 1 also tried a number of advertised medicines, but yvith uo better results. Finally I was urged to
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and as
I was willing to try anything that.
Hes-mud to offer hope of a cure, I got
Several boxes. I hnd been using the
pills nearly a month before I found
much relief, but from that dny on my
recovery was rapid, nnd in the
•nurse of a fow months I was as
well as ever I had been. I am now
a strong, healthy man, and although
I have since endured much exposure
I have had no return of the trouble,
and feel that my cure is permanent.
Dr. Williams' Piak Pills certaialy
proved a blessing in my cuss*, and I
shall praise them when opportunity
Kheumatism, sciatica, neuralgia,
partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia,
■?rvous headache, w*t>rvoiis prostration, and disensos depending upom
humors in the blood, such as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc., all disap-
]»ear before a fair treatment with
Dr. Williams' rink Pills. They give
a haul thy glow to pal,? and sallow
complexions. Sold by all dealers
and post paid at fiOo a, box or six
boxes for $2.50 by addressing the
Dr.Williams Medicine Co., BrockvilU.
Ont. Do not be persuaded to take
some substitute.
I hear ear folks s-tslkln 'bout tbe weather an ths
Er politics an issues ol the day;
So when thc knowin clatter kind of dies swsy an
I think it's tire fer me to have my say.
I sin't (rot much to ffter, but it's common sense
an sound,
Alll-'.ucli my views don't often make a stir,
But 1 say when you're tiuyin ot a piece ot larmin
You've got to take the brier an the bur.
The world lies got to spinnin out its thcorici so
Wc ni<i*tly seem to live up in thc air;
We  Slant   to give pcrtei'tion  jest  a  little  exiry
An rout the very devil with a dare.
We're goin to mike men equll by lhe passage ol
good laws]
We're golD to make 'em happy, tree an rich;
We're   nliuin   ot   religion   an   a liglitin   fer  the
So the world kin run along without a luteal
Hut the Lord he mask* the waters an the dry land
to appt'ur;
He made the m iii Is- sunshine an the rain;
He mash' the law of labor an thc heart of man to
lie iis.els' the sseiitsc ol pleasure an of patn.
An we've got to ki'cp a-workin 'spite of leamin
nn ol crei-sl,
always i<a\i]i (er the comln raisy day;
sAi'se got to help a brother in Ins lime ol tr>in
An there never can be any other way.
The crops'll keep s-fuilin till  winds sre laid to
A man must go aciordln to his will;
Vs's-rc liounsl  t,s RON etch other,  lliough we do
our level bsat,
An win er lose the prize we covet still.
An so tlnre'll he nilslortuus under any kind of
An thiugs'll be uneqiill to the end.
But  et  wc  look  at  lisln  ea a  kind  of trainin
Tin* worst ol tlmes'Il somehow seem -to mend.
An after all your talkln an your tryin this an that
You've got lo Inks- the hitler with the sweet.
The road ssl lite is up an diswn an dreary when Us
You've got to tight thc battle er retreat.
So When your trouble! thicken an you're seekin
(er the right,
Jest be the happy worker that yssu were;
lio  on about your tannin till  the quiet of the
Bettsrdless nf the brier an the bur.
—Charles W. Stevenson In Bolton Transcript.
An Tlrsforeacen Contlna-ener.
Captain Staysail—Tea, madam, the
needle of tho compass always points to
the north.
Miss Bweetthlng —HOW Interesting!
But suppose you wanted to go aeutht—
Brooklyn Life.
Brilliant Henry.
Economical Wife Henry,'we must
cat down our expenses this month.
Can .vou think of anything wo can do
Henry—Well, there's your mother,
for Instance.—Pittsburg Dlaoatcb.
Gowns made entirely of panue velvet
ure ruinsim the winter fauclea.
Winter turbtinn ure wide, as a rule, tho
brim rolling up some inches awsy from
the Crown.
It is ijuite a fad of the winter to have
turbans or English wulking hats made of
velvet, with fur Irimiuiugs to match tho
costume or redingote.
The beautiful crepes de chine in cream,
Ivory or pearl white or any of the lovely
evening tints arc greatly (uvored amuug
fabrics for full dress uses.
Combinations of cloth and corduroy are
seen upon a number of the latest Parisian models, designed for walking, traveling and skating costumes.
Velvet costumes made by French ateliers with regular tailor finished skirts are
tbe smartest and most elegant gowns
that have appeared this season.
New hats for bridesmaids' wear are
formed of white chiffon and ermine fur,
with a bunch of shaded tosses uud a soft
white nigret set at one sRle toward the
front of the hat.
Bo inuny Russian blouses of baby lamb
have been mado to wear with skirts of
cloth thc furriers declare that the tailors
and dressmakers have already nearly exhausted their wiuter supply ot the uncut
Lace as a garniture is still greatly favored, but more iu the form of beautiful
half yokes at the edge of the low necked
bodico or as oddly nrrutmed appliques
and insertions, jncket fronts, Hat epaulets and revets rather thuu in full jabots,
cascades or gathered ruilles.
Among other elegant creations of
French dressmakers are long coats in
empire style, formed of the loading
shades of finest kid finished cloth, lined
with white or very delicate mauve, blue
or old rose satin, witli standing and cape
collars of panne, edged variously witu
sable orinine, otter, mink or chinchilla
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, aa they cannot reach tha
diseased portion of the ear. There Is only one
way to cure dial news, and that Ih by constitutional remedies Us aniens Ih caused by an Inflamed condition of tho mui'Ous lining of the
KuMncUinn tube. When this tube gels Inflamed yssu havo a rumbling sound or Imperfect
hearing, and when it is entirely eluHen deafness
is the result, and unless the inflammation can
lie taken out and this tube reston*d to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine s'asi-s out of ten are cursed by catarrh, which in nothing but un Inflamed condition of tlie mucous surfaces.
We will give Ono Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (eausssd by catarrh) that <•«"»
not bo cured by Hall's Oatarrh Cure. Send for
circulars, (ree.
K. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, ;;e.
HaU'a Family Pills are the best.
Kdtii-ntliitiiil Note.
Visitor—Well, (';.rus. what part ot
vour school life di you like the best?
Little Cyrus—T! e recesses nud the
vacations.—CUUauc** Nuvj.
lUaWVllA,    FACTORY, MontrssJ
t-.flVclisnlly Met,ok, ,1.
Representative Clayton of Alabama re
cently told this story: "I was government
revenue otticinl down in my state, and
when I started in I wanted to make a
record. I haled an old fellow Into court
for selling moonshine whisky. When I
got him on the stand, I asked him plump
" 'Did yon ever mske any moonshine
"The old ninn looked at me with tears
In his eyes. 'Henry.' he said, '1 ktaowod
your father, and he never would have
asked irte no such Question as that.'
"I let him go."—Baltimore News.
The   Little   Ilssj   nnd   the   Inevltnlile
Once opon n time a little boy went fish
Ing of a Sunday aud met the Inevitable
man in the white choker.
"Why," Baked the inevitable man, "do
you fish upon the Sabbath day?"
"Oh. sir," protested the little boy car
noRtly. "it is because I have thought of
something quite original to say if any-
body shall asK me what becomes of I it t it?
buys who lish on Suntluy!"
The Inevitable man did not rise to the
occasion, but went hi* way much dated
—Detroit .Isiiiiiuii
No man was ever so much in love
tisut it Interfered with his appetite,
For 50 Years
mothers have been giving their
children for croup, coughs and
Mothers—have you Shiloh in
the house at all times? Do
you know just where you can
find it if you need it quickly—
if your little one is gasping
and choking with croup? If
you haven't it get a bottle.
It will save your child's life.
"Shiloh nlwsys   uircit  my   biilsy   nf   croup.
s mi. lis .s:n! tssMi.    I ws'islsl ns,i he with, in it.'
MKS. ROBINSON, fori Krle.
shitssis*-s s'ssss.isiiipiissss Cure is sold by el]
drssi;|Cf-stss Iss OanHslii mill I niis-sl Slnt**'*i lit
an«, flOo, ISl.OO it Dottle. In <lrs*nt llrltsilss
at is. U„ -is. a,i., anil •*.«. All. A printed
gmtrsintsts* Kissss with every bottle. It'.vou
nrsa slot stutlsili.il go tu your druggist Hissl
fat your iiissney baoll,
Write fs»r Illustrated book on Csinsumption.   Sent
without cost to you. S. 0, W ells sit (Jo., Toronto,
Dr. McLaughlin's Electric Belt is Sold on This Basis to Men and Women
Everywhere.    Not a Cent to be Paid Until the
Cure is Complete.
The Dr. Mclaughlin Electric Belt is thu only remedy in tho world which can be sold on such
a plun. lt is the only never-falling cure for Rheumatism, Lame Back, Nervousness, General Debility, Loss of Power in young,
Middle-uired, and Old Men. Vari-
ocele, Weak Hack, and Kidneys,
Drains of Vitality, Wasted Energy,
Sleepless ness, l'uins in Head, Back,
(best. Shoulders and Limbs, Female
Weakness, Hearing Iiown Fain* and
all those ailments from which women
suffer. It cures after *til other reme-
dtsts have failed. Why ? Because it
restores nerve Ufa animal vitality,
warmth and vigor to till wenA parts.
It makes them strong, it restores
them to whut nature intended them,
health, vitality; and you know, dear
reader, If each organ of the body ia
strong and acts vigorously you will
be in perfect health.
Any lssstn or Wntssass who will   secure
sns- out haves my appliance and
&A.1T    "W* IK IE 2sT     CUBED.
Are you sick? Are you In pain? Are you tired of doctaring without result ? Then conie to me
or writo to me. I tun tho only mun in the world who has conlideme enough In his remedy to wait
for bis pity until you are cured. 1 know what I tun do. und asyou do not you can try it first, and
I will wuit for my pay until you are cured, l hnve cured 50,000 people In the last twenty years, and
Lhough 1 can't cure every s'use, I am willing to stand the loss where I fail. So come and try it now.
Vou have nothing to lose.
I give n free test to all who rail. If you can't call I will send you my beautiful illustrated book
with full information free.    Call or write now.    Don't ris-aly.
Dr. W!. B. McLaughlin,
130 Yonge St., TORONTO, Ont.
OFFICE IIOURS-9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m
A   one-sided
quarrel    Mover    lasts
Some people ask questions for the
sake of information, and some for
sake of starting an argument.
A dnushter of Roland Reed, it is said,
Is to appear fonu upon the stase.
Yvetto Ouilbeit ie so far recovered
that her reappearance is aunouneed.
Melbourne MacDowcll is to lead u fit.
Louis "stock company during a season cf
Sardou plays.
Ellen Terry denies once more the rnninr
that she *fl about to retire from the istane
because of grOwlBg ill health.
In the days of their greatest prospcri'y
Gilbert and Sullivan are said to have di-
viib'd between them $'J00,tl(J0 a year.
Mary E. Wilkins' novel, "Jerome, a
Toor Man," is being dramatized and v.ill
be given an early presentation in New
Nance O'Neill, who continues a crcat
favorite in Australia, is reported to be
arranging for her early appearance there
as I.ady Macbeth.
"The Mormon Wife" is the name of a
play which is to take advantage of the
prominence which the sect of Utah has
recently enjoyed and will shortly be produced.
William A. Brady has under consideration au offer for the right to translate
"Way Down Kast" into French and <_!er-
uiau and adapt tbe play to the stages of
those countries.
At the time of her death in Rome a few
weeks ago Abby Sage Richardson, one of
the adapters of "The Pride uf Jenuieo,"
Mr. Haekett's play, was writing a play
for Bertha Galland.
Jobyna Ilowland is perhaps the most
photographed actress on the American
stage. She was one of the most famous of
the Gibson girls and posed for many of
his notable works iu recent years.
Julia Morrison, who shot Joseph Patterson, stage manager of the "Mr. Plaster of Paris" company about a year ago,
filed papers for divorce from her husband,
Fred James, in New York recently.
He I'ndrratood.
"It must bo a great '.esponsibility,"
said the young man, "to undertake to direct the movements of the ship of state
through ull the tempest! nud currents of
the years."
Senator Sorghum looked dazed for an
inst a ut nud then responded, "Oh, yes. 1
understand you—yop mean that when a
iiiiiii once embarks In polities there's 110
telling where he is golug lo laud."—Washington Star.
Brass Band
Instruments, Drnsns, Uniforms, Etc.
L.ows*at prieea • v.-r siuoted. Kins*, catalogue
6O0 Illustrations mails*! free. Write us for aiiy-
thing tu Music or Must. Hi ln-.li iiissculs.
Whaley Royce & Co., Torw1u,°ni^t(r; ul
Rapidity.   Bave* about sine day  in  three.
Quletn. km :mddurability "tilnnit imlse ssrwuar.
general utility.   Best for all kinds of work.
''43 Portage Ave., Winnipeg,
Not nn Ottt-of-date article, hut nb-olittelj
the nissst serviceable, durable, light rannrng
and perfect skimmer. 11G page Catiilngii'
mailed free un application, Agents wanted
in every tl ist riot. Apply at once.
Shipments uf Fn sh llutti r wanted.
**oo raeitie Avenue,
Wm. Scott, •<"
UU AUTCn I   Dealers and others to send
wl Mil I LU s   „t sinee fur our printed price
list  of   second-hand   Bicycles,    All
kinds: nil in Ktiod condition. Trices
awtiy down. Special discount to
dealers. Must clear at once. Hurry J
Andre Anns & Cycle (Jo., 10. Thistle
St., Winnipeg. Sue*.!Stors t'> liys-
T Brothers.
160 Plants post Wild for fl.   send fur lint
W. N. U    313
"When 1 leave you tonight," suiti
Mr, Unrein. "[ bulls' you "
"Gracious !   Are ypu coming agnln
tonight?" exclaimed Miss Tiredout.
Then,  for the lirst time,   the  pinx-
liuity of the morrow's dawn dawned
on him, und ho lit out.
Duty very often liagers and permits
curiosity to get thcro ahead of It.
The   head   should   be educated    to
think, the heart to fsx'l ond the body
te act.
I have a lot nt habits bad,
I'm ready tu confess;
To banish thorn I would be gla<|
Thty yivo rot iii'is-is distress.
To sums s'f that* 1 Meant to eay
In flniH-ht acsi-iit-i "S<*a*stl"
But, ah, to ilrlvs; them all away,
I couldn't t'iomi-,c that.
1 like to smoke a tints, cigar;
1 tear I simile a lot.
To claim my likinpr coes too far
Would be a center shot.
But though l vs-ry freely say
A sivsjuv ssff mulit bt pat
Or just a cut to twelve a lity,
1 couldn't pruinUe that.
I like a seat within a car;
1 always hate to stand.
I hato thc swaying and the Jari
1 don't ltnnw whore I'll land
To dames who star.sl 1 ought to yield
Tlie place when- I have sat.
But, ah, my heart is firmly steeled;
1 couldn't promise that.
Sometimes 1 say a naughty word
About the "busy" line.
Such things, you know, are often heard;
Thoy come without design.
Of course it is an awful bore
.lust wlis-ii I want to chat:
But, oh, to darn it nevermore,
1 couldn't promise that
1 really oi^tht to make a list
Ansl set my fullics down,
Though some ot them might ne'er be niissc*-'
And sense should make rac frown.
To pick them s.'er wtmid be no tun;
The job would tumble fist;
To really 6i|uck-h a single one.
1 couldn't promise that.
—Cleveland Tlain Dealer.
The  world    deals good   naturesfd>
with the good-natured person.
You can't always tell what's in a
bottle by reading the label.
Minard's Liniment Cores Diftfflerii
The man who never looks up is a
rank failure when it comes to lifting
What the average man needs te
somobody who will make him do the
best he can.
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc.
Charitable persons speak one to another; uncharitable persons speak ono
of another.
If loss of sleep means loss of bauity
the average man must be troubled
with insomnia.
Minard's LMmt Cms Gareet U cm
The pursuit of happiness is peculiar. For instance, tho pursuer on
foot is more likely to catch up thuu
thc pursuer in an automobile.
Motives    do    not   make men;  men
make mot Ives,
Minard's Liniment dues Distemper.
It is a case of milk-shake when the
milkman fails to call.
The average woman's ideal man is
b»t a creature of the imagination.
Ceylon and India Tea
is  :ftt:r,:e   tea.
"Pure tea calms, restores and cheers those in distress."
idk-iistk: it.
A free sample of delicious SALAD A Tea sent on receipt of
postal mentioning which you drink—Black, Mixed or Green
Tea.    Address "SALADA," Toronto or Montreal.
The Berliner
a il. inch horn,
j recorda
concert sound boa.
The TalltinK machine that talk*!—^Ine-a—plays every itiMrument—reproduces Sousa's
Band—Negri, Minstrels—string orchestral ov church choirs.
The ltei liner i'.ram-o-i>hi>iie is lousier, clearer, sweeter and simpler than any other
TalltiiiR Machine nl nny price—it plnys cake walks, waltzes rnnrchea and operatic selections, it sings i,words ansl music! of nil the popular songs of the slay as well as Coon songs,
patriotic nnd sacred ssek-ctissn-i—it tells funny stories or repents n prayer.
The Berliner Gram-o-plione is made iu Canada, every instrument is sold with a five
year's written guarantee.
The records are not wax—they are hard, flat aud indestructible. Will last io years.
Write to us for Cntnlogue ami record lists free.
faCTORV: 147*471 aqueduct St., Montrssl.   EMtNUEl BIOUT. Centrsl Hunger for Cenidi.
For will, slso nt lliidassn'n Buy fturets, price **lf>.50 to esiverrxprera from Montreal
WZr *hM/ &4&Mr
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•subsequent insertion.
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for each insert ion.
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Address all letters to—
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FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 1901.
An eight-hour law for miners has
just passed the British House of Commons.      __________«,
The provincial immigration act,
•commonly known as the Natal Act,
is to lie disallowed by the Dominion
Apart from John Houston and ono
or two others, tlie C.P.R. does not
•aeem to have a friend on earth at the
present juncture. Its sins have come
home to roost.
The various boards of trade of the
province, which met recently at
Greenwood, have declared in favor
*»f Jim Hill's railway into the Crow's
Nesl cojl fields.
Sir Wilfred Laurier has recognized
the importance of the Alien Labor
Act, and its bearing upon the labor
interests, and has promised to look
into the matter, upon the representations of Ralph Smith.
Canada's trade continues to expand
and her revenues to increase. Last
month the customs receipts for the
Dominion were $2,325,000,an increase
of $150,000 over February, 1900..
Internally also there is a great industrial development, denoting a
healthy national spirit.
W. A. Galliher, member for Yale-
sCariboo, has made his maiden speech
in the Dominion House. He confined
himself principally to abasing the
Canadian Pacific railway, because of
excessive freight rates on the Crow's
Nest branch. First thing Bill knows,
he'll get his pass cancelled, and then
Till have to hit the ties to Nelson.
A hoary-headed professor at Har
vard, has pronounced in favor of sll-
«rer becoming the most valuable
monetary metal. Gold, he says, Is
rapidly becoming as common as dirt,
while silver, not being found in placers, will always be'eostly to mine.
Billy Bryan can take fresh courage
from the pedagogue's remarks and
renew his straggle for the emancipation ofthe white metal.
E. P. Bremner and E. Williams,
Dominion labor commissioners, have
•deported a number of American railway graders from Rossland. Tbey
have intimated that in future the
Allen labor law, which imposes a fine
of $1000 for each offense, would be
rigidly enforced for the future in the
province. There is an indication on the
part of the Liberal government to
make thc law a reality rather than
A faro*.   Better late than never.
A day .: se ago, Sir Richard Cart-
wright stated ia the Dominion House
that last year no leu than 4220
Chinese and 10,516 Japanese came
into Canada. These numbers constitute a most serious menace to tbe
,'aboring interests of the country,
which have of late years been in a
precarious position. British Columbia
will be tke chief sufferer from this
hordi of undesirables, as it is here
the vast majority of them have made
their homes. It keeps a workingman
■juessing these times which way to
turn for safety.
Tuesday Hon. Mr. McBride, minis-
iter of mines, presented his report for
last year to the legislature, the members of which received it with every
mark of satisfaction. By it it will be
Men that the total mineral output of
tbe province increased 25 percent,
total metal production 40 per cent,
lead 49 per cent, lode gold 21 per
•cent, silver 36 per cent, copper 19.5
per cent, coal and coke 25 per cent,
and ia tonnage of ore 93 per cent.
There are 99 shipping mines in tbe
province, 35 of which are in tbe
Slocan. The total number of men
engaged In mining is set at 3731.
In value the mineral output for 1900
«#ndsat$ltyiQ7,6i5'   -Hi
Bar silver hangs around the  CI
The Slocan had to run again last
Rosebery rhubarb is selling at New
The K. & S. has reduced rates from
Nelson to Sandon.
Harvey Altchlson will build a new
residence in Slocan.
Hugh Sutherland, of the Evening
Star group, is in Victoria.
A switching engine and crew have
been stationed at Robson,
The subscription list for the new
hospital amounts to $1400.
American and eastern mail has
again been very irregular.
Wagons put in their first appearance for the season Tuesday.
There has been excellent skating
at the rink during the week.
Fred Wright is again In charge of
the purser's berth on the Slocan.
The Catholic church at Silverton
will hold a St. Patrick's concert.
A. L Campbell, late of the Minto,
is now freight clerk on the Slocan.
The Ledge does not approve of the
name Slocan for this festive burg.
Spring millinery.all the very latest
ides, just arrived.   Bennett & Co.
A freight train went through a
trestle near Nelson, Sunday morn.
The first bikes fot the year were
hustled out en the sidewalks on Tuesday.
The new land registry office at
Nelson opened fer business on Saturday.
Sandon Is still without electric light
on its streets or water for fire protection.
Railroad travel has been demoralized this week by snow and mud
Misses McKechnie and Murter, of
Revelstoke, are visiting relatives in
M. Bennison, late acting purser on
Slocan, has gone back to the str.
See our stock of spring and summer goods. All new material. Bennett & Co.
R. F. Green, M.L.A., has been appointed a member ot the committee
on mining.
Rev. Mr. McKee exchanged pulpits
last Sunday with Rev. Mr. Ferguson,
of Sandon.
Madame Albani, the great Canadian songstress, is to sing at Nelson
on April 15.
Apparently half of the transient
travel in Nelson hails from this enterprising burg.
John Taylor, of New Denver, the
Kioneer milkman of the Slocan, was
ere Monday.   ,
A newly repaired passenger coach
and baggage car came down on the
barge Sunday.
A. David, of Sandon, tbe miners'
tailor, inspected his local establishment on Monday.
R. D. Kennedy has purchased the
dwelling house of Harvey Aitchison,
in West 8locan.
McKinnon & Driscoll were granted
their license for the Arlington-basin
hotel, on Saturday.
H. G. Kingsbury has resigned his
position as engineer with the Warner-Miller syndicate.
Mrs. John Kent, Vancouver, came
ia Saturday, on a visit to her sister,
Mrs. Hiram Robertson.
G H. Miller, formerly on the Slocan, is now freight clerk on the str.
Minto, on the Arrow lakes.
J. Croft has put on an opposition
watercart at New Denver, and aqua
lakua has dropped in price.
There is more litigation in this
camp over mining property than any
other section of the province.
Koch's sawmill, on Ten Mile, is
running steadily, getting out material for the new Enterprise mill.
The Miners' Union have purchased
the (Jillis building, on Main street,
and will fix it up for a hospital.
Nurse. Open for engagements.
Charges moderate. Address, Mrs. J.
F. Delaney, New Denver, B.C.
Service will be held in St. Paul's
church next Sunday, morning and
evening.   C. Arthur Mount, vicar.
Fred Smith, the popular represen-
t.tlve of Gage & Co., Toronto, was
here on Tuesday drumming up business.
M. H. Dobie, of Sandon, ia on his
way to South Africans a B. P. policeman. He went with the Nelson contingent.
The Miners' Union has fixed up a
temporary hospital in the building
formerly occupied by J. C. Shook, in
Smallpox has broken out in Moyie
and Fernie. Dr. Forin, of this town,
is Dominion quarantine officer for the
Capt. Troup has been appointed
managing director of the C. P. Navigation Co., with headquarters at
J. Nixon is laid up with a sprained
ankle and knee. He was coming
down from the Arlington Saturday
night on a hand sleigh and got his
foot tangled up with a protruding
C. Snider is laid up at the Arlington mine with a battered leg, tho result of a coasting spill.
A subscription list was circulated
during the week for the benefit of
the sufferers In the mining disaster at
Sheriff Tuck camo up from Nelson
Wednesday and went up to the Chapleau, to post notices of attachment
on the property.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Nichol, with the
younger children, have arrived here
from Manitoba to reside. Mr. Nichol
will go into the milk business.
The committee of the young ladies'
concert desire to thank those young
gentlemen who so kindly assisted at
their entertainment on Feb. 28.
Dr. Forin arrived here on Thursday, entering upon his duties with
the" Union next day. He has his office for this month in the Arlington
The first patient in the Union hospital was E. Gallagher, who Is suffering from a sprained ankle, the result
of falling down a manhole at the
One of the main sources of revenue
in sight for the new city will be the
dog tax. A poandkeeper and sausage mill could work a strong combination here.
Sympathizing friends subscribed
$1000 for the benefit of Mrs. Rod
Cameron, of Three Forks, whose
husband was killed on the Alamo
tram seme weeks ago.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Whiteley, of St.
John's, Newfoundland, are visiting
their daughter, Mrs. Hiram Robertson. They have been touring in
California and the west.
Miss Mi<ne, a graduated nurse of
Toronto, and lately employed in the
Kootenay General Hospital, Nelson,
arrived here on Saturday, to accept
a position in the Union hospital.
The gross earnings of the C.P.R.
for January were $2,054,015; working
expenses $1,1905,819; net profits $648,-
196. There was a decrease over the
same month last year of $43,473.
Grand masquerade ball, under the
auspices of the Slocan Brass Band,
will bn held in the Music Hall, on
March 15. Admission, including sup-
I er, $2. Those desiring suits will
leave name with anv bandsman.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
J. M.
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B. C.
Dyspepsia Tablets
speedily relieve and cure acute
and chronic Dyspepsia, Indigea-
tion, Distress after Eating, Sour
Stomach, Gas in thc Stomach,
Nervous, Sick and Bilious Headache. 50 cents a box. For sale
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
per annum.
All the Latest Wofc
Full Stock of Stationery,
Toys and Novelties.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insur
ance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles Fur
Slocan,       -             B. C.
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rales.
Wood and Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Orders for Coal to be accompanied
by cash and left at the Office:
Npw Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
Icate ol
Ottawa Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Pi
vision  of West Kootenay District
Where located:—On the north side
of Springer creek, about five miles
from Slocan Citv.
TAKE NOTICE that we, William R.
Clement, free miner's certificate B2fs88fi;
Christian F. Wichmann, free miner's
certiflcate B26764, and Winalow E. Worden, Free Miner's Certificate No. B26794,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
certiflcate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 6th dav of February, 1901.
8-2-01. W. R. CLEMENT,
on all trains from Revelstoke and Kootenay Landing.
pass Dunmore Junction for St. Pan!
on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Toronto on
Mondays and Wednesdays; Montreal and Boston on Saturdays.
Same cars pass Revelstoke one
day earlier.
For time-tables, rates, and full information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
Agent, Slocan City
J. S. CARTER,     E. ,J. COYLE,
D.P.A., A.G.P. A.,
Nelson. Vancouver*
Tobacconists' Supplies
of every description can be had at ocan's Leading Store.
Tobaccos, chewing and smoking, of the best brands kept tn
stock; also Cigars and Cigarettes. Fruits nf all kinds kept In
their season. The most toothsome Confectionery always on
sale.   Stationery also handled.
the Miner's Tailor, is the place,
For a Nice Winter Suit.      Perfect Fit Guaranteed.      We use only Al.
Trimmings and the Finish ia First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.       Three Doors South of Postoflice.
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
Dealers In General Hardware,
MAIN STREET,        •       SLOCAN
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Do You
Want a Home ?
Then come to Slocan, for it is
one of the fairest spots on this
earth of onrs. Loveliness,
Room, Scenery, Health, Fishing, Hunting,Roads, Railway
Steamboats, Churches, School
Hospital, Public Halls and
Enterprising Citizens are some
of the advantages enjoyed by
this Town, backed up by Unsurpassed andProvenMineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be convinced that this tale is
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality.
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
B. C
The Muroutt Branch
oi* the W.C.T.U., Slogan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in the Prss-
byterianchurch.    All meetings open
to those wishing t j join.
Mas. W.J.Andrs-wb,   Mrs.M.D.McKbk
President. Cor. Secretary.
No More
Have installed a new machine
for manufacturing Stovepipes
and Airpipcs. They go together
like a charm. Patronize home
industry and have an unruffled
Slocan City liners' Don,
No. 6a, W. F. of H.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall, Blocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
Invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
We have moved Into our
handsome new store, on
cor. Baker and Stanley
Streets.   Call on us.
Repairing a specialty and all work
left at The Driu. office will be forwarded. Mail orders promptly attended to. All Union workman employed.
and Jeweler.
Kelson, B.C


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