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TOL. II., No. 48.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   FEBRUARY   28,   1902.
12.00 PER ANNUM,
Cleanliness Next to Godliness
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We have in stock at present time :
3 six-foot Steel Plunge Baths,
Children's Bath Tubs, all sizes.
Every home should have one and we
are selling these cheap.  Don't wait.
Hardware Merchant*. • SLOCAN, B.C.
Make a Few Dollars.
We sell -Rubber Goods at Eastern list prices,
but wishing to reduce our stock, we make
this special offer:--
10 per oent off for cash between
February 25th and March 15th.
This will apply to all Rubber Footwear, except Knee and Hip Boots.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview. and Camp McKinney, B. C.
Dealers in "Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions. Goods shipped to
any part of the Slocan.
Highest cash price paid for
raw Furs.
B. C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public.     It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHINQ .& HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Slit aid Personal lanenunt of Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Fair Measure of Redistribution Proralied
—A New Provincial Loan to be Raised
—Pulp and Paper Mills to be Established—Rallwaya to be Built.
Following is the text of the lieu
tenant-governor's speech at tho opening of the legislature on Thursday
last: —
I hare much pleasure in welcoming
vou to the third session of the ninth
parliament of British Columbia.
Since you lust met the province has
been favored with a visit from their
Royal Highnesses tho Duko and
Duchess of Cornwall and York. The
warm welcome and loyal enthusiasm
which everywhere marked their reception demonstrated to them the
continued and increasing devotion of
hia subjects in this part of the Empire to the person of His Majesty,and
the very firorable impression produced on their Royal Highnesses was
to me exceedingly gratifying.
I have to inform you that the coronation of His Most Gracious Ma jetty
King Edward VII.will taka place on
the 20th of Tune proximo. The pre-
miera of the several provinces of Canada have been officially asked to attend, and it has been mv pleasing
duty to convey to his excellency, on
behalf of my lirst minister, an acceptance of this invitation,
It is to be regretted that the war
in South Africa unavoidably still
continues. There is, however, every
indication of hostilities being brought
to a satisfactory conclusion at an
early date, when an opportunity will
be afforded to the citizens of this pro
vince bearing arms thero to return to
their homes.
Im view of the unfavorable coidi
tlons which affected the milling in
dustrv* daring 1901, it is esps.-cially
g.atifying to know that tho btt'pirty f
Hie mints considerably exceeded that
of any previous 12 months, and that
the year closed with sevcnil detrimental causes removed, and with
pros'sceU of greatly increased activity and development.
Negotiations with the authorities
at Ottawa. begun last Near, have
been continued bv my government,
Mid a conference has been agreed ts.
for the further discussion of matters
affecting the relations of the province
of British'Columbia and the Dominion of Canada under the terms ol
A report will be laid before yon
concerning the results of lhe commission te enquire into,and adjust where
passible, freight rates en agricultural
products. It is satisfactory to state,
hs a consequence, thatsubstantial re
ductions have been made, and ship
ninjr facilities have been improved.
It is alr*o a matter of very great satisfaction that the agricultural indus
try in the province is so prosperous.
To further the interests of thc
(stock raisers of the interior, a measure will be submitted providing for
the establishment of a system of cold
storage in connection with abattoirs.
Thc subject tl fishery development
is one which has been receiving
greatly incre. scd attention, and the
efforts of mv government are in the
direction of placing the industry on
a more satisfactory footinf".
Steps will be taken with a view to
tho introduction of a fair measure of
Measures will be submitted for
your consideration having for their
objr-ct the encouragement of Immigration ami the settlement of uuoc
cupied lands.
A measure will  also be submitted
for the purpose of consolidating existing loan acts, and of obtaining au
thority thereunder for the issuance of
a new loan.
Under the authority of legislation
of last session, agreements have, been
entered into with several companies
for the manufacture of pulp and pa
per, and negotiations are now being
carried on for the establishment of
these industries.
Negotiations are being carried on
for the purpose of securing the construction ofa railwav from Bute Inlet to Yollowhcad Pass, tc connect
with tho railroad system on Vancouver Island, and foi' the construction
ofthe Coast Kootenay railway.
Legislation will be Introduced dealing with taxation and assistance to
Estimates of revenue and expenditure have been carefully prepared
with a view to strictest economy being exercised, and will be submitted
without delay*
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
panies, and other alleged contraventions: Byron N. White Company, of
Sandon; Braden Bros, and E. J. Matthews, representing the Lucky Jim
mines, of Kaslo; the Nelson & Fort
Sheppard Railway Co.; the Jackson
Mine, Limited, of Kaslo; the Great
Northern Railway Co., whose headquarters for the province are in New
Westminster; Washington Mining Co
Limited, of Kaslo; Payne Mining Co*
of Sandon; Whitewater Mines, Limited, of Kaslo; the Idaho Mines, Limited, ot Rossland; the Old National
Bank, of Rossland; and the Red
Mountain Railway Co.. of Rossland.
Forsie In i-reus i'i! and Shlpsnenta Promlae
to be Large.
Every week's work enhances and
accentuates the value ofthe Neepawa
••roup, on Ten Mile creek, and the
holders of the bond thereon realize
that they have the making of one of
the big things in the district. On
Friday the returns were received for
the carload of ore sent out two weeks
ago and the values were above expectations. The net results were
.$300 over and above all expenses for
the car, the smelter figures showing
55 oz silver, 57 per cent silica and 1
per cent copper. This ore was taken
from thc ledge and shipped without
anv particular sorting, and it has satisfied the management that the vein
will ship almost in its entirety. Thc
property is steadily improving with
the work being done and it is felt new
that the whole 21 feet ofthe vein will
stand shipping in bulk.
A new tunnel is being started below the present workings and above
what is known as thc Dickinson tunnel, 'jiving 110 feet depth from the
ore chute now being exploited. So
pleased aVe the management with
their returns that they added five
men to the force on Saturday, making
15 now employed. A sample test of
one of the upper dumps was made
and showed 3ti 02 silver. It is probable 150 tons of it will be shipped in
the spring, A piece of road 1OJ0 feet
l'>n(- will connect the mine with thc
Enterprise road, and it will be built
In the summer. This will enable tho
mine to ship In bulk, creating a large
tonnage and reducing Iho average of
expense to a low figure. The high
percentage of f*.i1iea makes the ore a
desirable product lor the smelters and
excellent rates have been accorded.
Thc snow-slides of last week interrupted rawhidlng, but a start was
made again Friday and a second car
sent down.
Kr.lRisosI Ilia Position.
Wm. Thomlinson, who has been so
long superintendent at the Specula
tor, has resigned his position at that
mine, taking a layoff till next June.
In the meantime he intends to take
a special course of instruction in the
chemical and electrical treatment of
ores at the Kingston school of mines,
as he believes the safest kind of mining business is and will remain in
the treatment of larrre bodies of mineral of low or medium grade. In a
note to Thk Dkii,i,, Mr. Thomlinson
says: "The number of idle and useless mills in this and other mining
camns impress me with the idea that
a person cannot know too much about
the chemical process connected with
thc treatment of ores-that is, if he
wishes to mine in a regular wav instead of mining the public, as has
been dono to a great extent by a
certain class of operators doing business in British Columbia. As far at
I can seo, tho prospeota for the com*
ills' season are Rood for the Bpringer
creek section of rour camp, and I
hope thev will materialize."
the claim for damages, for breach of
contract. In the counter claim judgment to the amount of $120 was given
with an addition of 50 percenton the
amount of damages granted the
plaintiff in the original case, being
the penalty for non-completion of
contract, which was one of the condi
tions of the agreement
Paper* Signed
•ml tbe
First Payment
As intimated in these columns last
week, the deal on the Ottawa group,
Springer crmsi, has b-_u siuwessfully
concluded, the papenr havTWg- been
duly signed ap during the week.
The properties taken over are the
Ottawa, owned by C. F. Wichmann,
A. C. Smith, W. E. Worden, T. Mulvey and W. Clement; the Hamilton
and Toronto, owned by Mulvey and
Clement; the Jennie, by Malvey.Cle-
ment, T. Lloyd and A. Owens; and
the Blossom, by Muivey and Worden.
The fivo claims are grouped together
in the one bond for $48,000, ef which
$40,000 is on the Ottawa alone. On
the Ottawa is a first bond held by the
lessees, Messrs. Mulvev, Taylor,
Johnson and King, who relinquish
their papers for $10.0J0. This sum
is taken from the $40,0U0and is to b •
paid as follows: $2,000 down, $4000
in six months and $4000 in 12 months.
All other payments on the bend are
to be made as provided in the original papers, the last payment falling
due about April 20, 1903.
Angus McLean has been instrumental in negotiating tbe deal, the
same parties being in it as are in the
Iron Horse. Thc papers are made
out in the name of Thos. A. Noble, of
Pittsburgr, with whom is assoe ated
W. D. Wrighter, of Spokane. From-
start to'finish tho negotiations ran
smoothly and the bonders are just
the right sort of people to get into the
en iiiu, having all kinds of money
available for development.
Tho Ottawa is a crown granted
claim, the others being prospects,
having no more than surface work
done on them. The principal workings on the Ottawa consist of two tunnels, No. 1 beiiijr in 125 feet. No. 2
drift is in 300 feet and has a raise of
40 feet through to the surface. Below the No 2 another tunnel has been
started, but not pushed far. In the
face of the No. 2 drift is from 12 to 18
inches of hi-fh grade ore, which has
signs of widening out. Seven tons
shipped from it a month ago gave
$1308 net, seme of it running 13G8 oz
to the ton.
On Tuesday Mr. McLean took over
the tools and supplies at the mine
and next day set three men to work,
as the papers call far that number to
be kept steadily employed. Some of
thc head men will be out here shortly
and they will determine what further
work is to be done. It is known,
however, that thev will increase thc
camp accommodations, put on more
men, aud either put in a wagon road
or build a tramway, either of which
would only be about half a mile long.
It is confidently believed another
Arlington will be developed out of
the Ottawa, the working of which
will mean a great deal for the advancement of tlm dry ore belt.
A New Shipper.
A trial shipment of five tons of ore
was made on Thursday last by a
Twelve Mile property, the development of which has been known to
few people, but which is proving to
be one of the choicest things in the
district. Thc claim is the May and
has been worked during the. winter
by Messrs. Brandt and Counors, fif
Silverton. Tho oro was taken from
a drift mn from the surface on the
lead, a continuous streak having
been followed in from the outcrop-
pings. It is similar to that of the V
& M and Champion and Hives high
values. The. shipment was gent to
Nelson and will be followed later on
bv another consignment. The May
is a grass root proposition and it adds
another to the list of shippers from
tho division.
Mining Companies ta Troublo.
C. D. T. Atkinson, of Victoria, has
entered suit against the following
companies for non-compliance with
thn Companies' Act, in failing to deposit the names of the di lectors, etc.,
with the registrar of joint stock com-
Brensiisss' va Arlington Mines.
After a trial lasting all week, Mr.
Justice Martin on Friday, at Nelson,
delivered lodgment in the case of
Brumner vs Arlington Minos. Judgment was glvon on behalf of Brem-
ncr for work done and logs and stulls
furnished, as sued for, to the extent
of $1,276,05, with costs, but dismissed
A Happy Celebration.
The residence of Mr. and Mra. A.
York was the scone of a happy gathering Friday evening, the occasion
being the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the wedding of the host
and hostess. A right royal welcome
was extended to the guests and a
thoroughly enjoyable evening was
put in. At 9. 80 the company sat down
to a repast of good things, embracing
all the delicacies of the seaton, seldom equalled in the country. The
tables were decorated with cut flowers and presented a beautiful appear
ance. Music, card playing and dancing constituted the entertainment, affording all ample opportunity to enjoy themselves. Numerous costly
and handsome presents were received by tho celebrants, remembrances
coming from far away Ontario, Nelson, Vancouver and other outside
points, testifying to the wide circle of
acquaintances enjoyed by the recipients. Mr. and Mrs. York's array of
olive branches is a largo one, numbering 11 in all, and not one was
missing at the family event. The
guests present were: Mesdamcs Curtis, Bentley, Seaman, McCallum,
Craig, Robs, Arnot, Bradshaw, McKee, and Bennett; Misses Edwards
and Bennett; Messrs, Bentley,Curtis,
Seaman, McCallum, Craig, l'oss, Ar
not, Bradshaw, McKee, Johnson, Anderson and Worden.
The case of Felt vs Dickinson camo
before Judge Forin in chambers, at
Nelson Monday, when an order was
asked for for a commission to examine defendant at New York, as well
as Warner Miller. Application was
granted. The caso is set to como up
at the next lilting of the supreme
Laat Year'a Shipment* Were 0514 Tons—
A Healthy Ksrldcnce of tlse 1.1 fa and
Wealth of tha Camp -Arlington thn
Blggnat Shipper.
There were three properties in the
shipping list this week, with a total
of 75 tons. One of these, the May,
situated on Twelre Mile, is a new
shipper, and it sent out five tons to
Nelson. Twen'*, tons of concentrates
were sent out hy the Enterprise, with
another car at the lake ready to go
forward. The balance of 50 tons was
from thc Arlington, one car of which
was closely sorted and shipped in
sacks. The returns are expected te
better a iy thing yet shipped from tbo
division. Next week the Neepawa
will ship another car of ere, i rrt of
it now being at the lake.
For 1900 the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. Last year
the exports totalled 6529 tons, from
14 properties. Following is a full
list ot the shipments this 5tor to
MINB. WISE.        TOT AT..
Arlington  50             670
Enterprise  20                HO
Ot'awa  7
Neepawa  Hi
May  5                 5
75 782
Shipnu.it* from thc entire Slocan
reach 350C tons for the year.
A shipment of co is to be made by
thc Emily Editu, Four Mile.
The Viking group wi'.'. be started
up so 60on as the  ..ow goes c'T.
Twenty tons of concentrates were
sent out by the Enterprise ou Thursday laat
The lower drift en the Legal is in
200 feet. There Is not much change
yet in il.o vein.
Tlie Bosun shipped 110 tons of ore
in January, the smelter returns ef
which were $5146.
Thn Tamarac people are anxiously
awaiting an opportunity to commence
work on that property,
Tbe Sunset mine, in tlio Jackson
Baiin, has just distributed iu fifth
dividend of $6000, making $30,000 to
An effort is being made to get the
government to build a trail up Groh-
man creek, so as to tap the properties
on thc Lemon divide.
Sir Charles 'I upper's cc npany has
been granted ccrtitica es of improvement for the Victoria, Skookum, and
Wasa claim*, -situated on Dayton
The owners of the Dalhoutdo
•■•roup, Ten Mile, will commence work
just as early as the snow will permit.
The Dalhonsie should turn out one of
the mines ofthe camp.
Ten Mile will receive moreatten*
tion next summer even than la«t season. The clo'id that has '.een over
the cn nn since thc days of the Vancouver Johnnies is passing away.
Ooggenhelm Bros., tho bin smelting men, are. credited with a u heme
to « mil thc silver output of Mexico,
and so shove up the price of the
whit.» metal.   Let 'er shove, Gug,
Three men were 'et out from the
Transfer last week, owing to the in-
abllttv to keep tho trail open and get
in supplies now that spring is coming
on. The property has improved
much iu appearance of late.
MINI"-*'.   m-COROS.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, H. P. Christie being raining
CKBTine>TK or imi'Rovrmest*.
Feb 20—Victoria, Wasa and Skookur*.
Feb 19 Star of India lB', Maud Smith
to Wi . l|>e.
SO—Del Monte X, James E Orr to B
W Orr.
Jl—St Lawrence %, Al Wilds to Wiu
Silver l'.sia '.j, lamo to same.
Protest Wltlsslrawn.
E. B. Dunlop's protest against the
election of K. A. Bradshaw lo tho
mayoralty of Sloean has been withdrawn and thc incident amicably
closed Mr. Bradshaw paid the costs
attaching to the case, amounting to
upwards of $200, and the case has
been removed from the supreme
court calendar. It was to have com?
up it Kossland today. ■j  I
Copyright. 1901 by Thomas P. Montfort
Never since tluit day ou which the
battle of Lexington was fought hail
there beeu such Intense excitement on
Possum Bidge. The people, forgetting
their everyday duties, collected In little
groups and all day long tulked In low,
hushed tones of the terrible thing that
bad happened. A thousand questions
were asked, many of tbem of a most
frivolous nature, but propounded In all
seriousness; a thousand surmises were
made, and those who happened to possess a fragment of Information relative
to the one subject of absorbing interest
repeated that Information over and
over ugulu for the delectation of their
less fortunate fellow mortals.
Iu a little quiet place like Beckett's
Mill, where but few things out of the
common ever transpire, a murder is an
event of supreme importance. It Is
autficlent to claim thc entire and undivided attention of the people for a day
and to remain thc chief topic of conversation for a week or even a month.
It la an event which marks an epoch
and from which time Is reckoned.
Lying In state in a little warerooui
Just off IUcks' store was all that remained of James Melvin. Jim Thorn
In passing through Sim Banks' wood
had fouusl the body lying across a little
footpath, In almost the same spot where
Melvin aud Louisa had met. Thorn, in
a mild state of excitement, had up-
penred at Hicks' store to report his
find. Hicks and others had repaired to
the scene and had removed the body
to town.
Soon the news spread, and In an Incredibly short time everybody nt Beckett's Mill knew of the tragedy. Then
tbe people came to sec and to ask questions. Of course every one, "man, woman and child, bad to pass through the
little wareroom and look on the lifeless form. Then, having looked, they
gathered In little knots to talk lt all
Jim Tborn, having been tbe fortu-
-vate one to make tbe find, occupied the
pedestal of chief Importance ln tbe village that day. Wherever he went,
wblchever wny he turned, there waa
an eager group about him, listening
anxiously for every word that fell from
bla lips. Time and again, and always
to Interested listeners, be repeated the
story of tbe find down to the minutest
details. And tbe story Jim Tborn told
was tbls:
"When I got up thia mornin, I says
to my woman, says 1, 'Lucindy, I guess
I'll Jest step over to Joe Beckett's pasture an look at that calf of Joe's.' Joe
an me's been on a trade for a right
•mart while, an he's been a-wantin me
to take a calf he's got over thar.
Waal, I put on my bat an went over to
Joe's, but Joe'a woman told me Joe
wa'n't at home, but that he'd gone off
to look for a pig that'll strayed away.
Bo I Jest went an looked at the calf,
made up my mind Joe wanted too
much for it, then started back aerost,
tbe woods for home. Waal, I'd walked
a light smart piece an was a-goin along
wltb my head sorter down, a-thlnklu
'bout somethln, wben all at once I kinder glanced up, an right thar before me,
not six feet away, laid tbat dead man."
"Lord, but I bet you jumped an hollered 1" some one exclaimed.
Tborn gave tbe speaker a look of
mild contempt
"I bet 1 never," he replied. "I never
moved a Inch, nor I uever give a
"Waal, I bet you was skeered anyhow."
"No, sir, I wa'n't skeered, not nary a
grain more thnn I am this minute."
"Did you tech him 7" somebody asked.
"No, I didn't tecb blm, but lt wa'n't
'cause I was afeard to. I 'lowed mebby tt mought be ag'ln the law, an I
wa'n't Uggcrlu ou glttln luto uo trouble
Tbere was a short pause, after which
some one said Impressively:
"Lord, Jest to think of a feller walkin
up on to a dead man like that! My
land, I wouldn't 'a' done It for nothin
on enrth! 1 bet I'd 'a' been skeered,
an I'd 'a' Jumped an hollered, too, an I
reckon I'd most broke my neck a glttln
away from thar.   Lord!"
"Land of gracious," another exclaimed, "If tbat bad 'a' been me In place of
Jim Tborn, I'd 'a' been skeered plumb
out of my skin, an I'd jest 'a' tore the
eartb up an knocked the bark offen all
tbe trees round tbar a-glttln out of
them woods."
If tbo trntb bad been known, the only
reason Jim Tborn didn't knock the
bark off the trees getting out of those
woods was because the bark was loo
tight to be knocked off. But thut was
something no one save Thorn knew,
and be hnd no Idea of mentioning It.
Tben Jim Tborn had to go out to 81m
Banks' woods and show where the
body bad been found and explain In
detail Just bow It bad lain. He bad
to show tbe exact position of the head,
the feet and the hands and describe In
full tbe precise nttltudc of the whole
After tbat he had to show just how
be had made the discovery and bow
be bad acted and whnt he had done and
everything about It All this he did by
going through a rehearsal of hla movements.
De placed n slick across thc path
where Melvln had fallen to represent
tbe corpse.   Then he went a little way
iiff uml. lurri'iiir, wiilkjuLhach slowly,
'.villi bis lii'iid liu-'i. Just ns he bad
been walklnc t!',:n itiismliii". At a cer*
tn'u pollil l.e r*i!si>il Ids lii'inl. Ills eyes
fell on ill.' nili-l;. uml he stopped short
In hla Irai'/k*1, For n minute or ao ho
stood there, looking calmly on the siirl;,
then quietly walked by It on his wuy
to the vll've.
All these things the cuilous crowd
drank in with open mouthed wonder,
leaning eagerly forward und craning
their necks ln order to catch the smallest nud most unimportant detail of the
Then, having absorbed the lust par
tide of information Jim Thorn possessed, the crowd fell to speculating regarding sucb thins** as Thorn could not
explain. Sam Morgan started It by
"I wonder whar the feller that done
the klllln was when be fired the shot."
Then everybody looked around In
search of whut might be considered a
likely place, and two or three were on
the point of hazarding a reply, but lt
was Jason Roberts who spoke.
"Thar's only one place." he snld,
"whnr the feller that done the shootin
could 'a' likely stood, uecorilin to my
way of llggerln It out."
'•Whar's that?" somebody asked.
"Behind that big tree whar I'ap
Siiinpson killed the six squirrels Is"—
"Seven squirrels, Jason lioberts,"
Pap quickly corrected; "seven sspilr-
rels If thur was one."
It was a curious fart, but in tlie excitement of the moment no one noticed
It, that was the llrsl and the only time
Tap Sampson took auy part In the talk
that day. He, tho oracle of the village,
tlie first always to give an opinion,
lapsed Into a silence from which nothing save the old fsirce of ha hit of opposing Jnson could arouse him. It wns
strange, passing strange.
"Behind that ties* whar Pap Sampson
killed the squirrels," Jason repeated
com promisingly. "Is the only place
whar the feller could 'a' been."
Then he took a stick, to represent a
gun, and went behind the tree and
demonstrated Just how Ihe murderer
had hid there and how when Melvin
came along down the path the gun had
been thrust out and tho fatal shot fired.
Everybody saw and readily admitted
the wisdom of Jason's conclusions, and
two or three hastened lo assure the
others that they had formed that same
Watte listened with interest.
conclusion the moment ihey arrived on
the ground. These last belonged to
that class of ready liars who ubouud iu
every community, that large family of
"1 told you 80s."
While the Interested crowd wus still
talkiug a stranger appeared amoug
them. It was Mr. Walte. No oue there
knew bim. for uone of them had ever
ss's'ii him. and the moment he appeared all conversation ceased, and everybody stood with his eyea fixed Inquiringly on him. Looking coolly around,
he asked:
"What's Ihe occasion of all this excitement?"
Thero was a momentary silence, dur
Ing which every one turned his eyes on
Jim Thorn. That worthy, understanding what was expected of him, stepped
forward and snisl lu turn:
"Why, stranger, ain't you beam?"
"Heard what?" Waite asked.
"Wby, Lord, 'bout tlie murder."
Tbe stranger shook his head and looked surprised.
"Murder!" he exclaimed. "Why, have
yon been having u murder here?"
"My land. I'd sesaol I'd "lowed ev*
er'h'idy knowed 'bout It before this.
An you ain't henrn a word of It?"
"Uow should I when I Just arrived In
the iielghborhoosl?"
"Oh, you Jest now come, did you?"
"Just this moment. I passed through
here a few doys ngo and engaged
board with Mr. Jenkins. Then I went
on dowu the country and am Just now
getting back. Hut about this murder.
Who was It that wus killed?"
"It wus a feller named Melvln,"
Thorn answered.
"One of your citizens, I presume?"
"No, be was a stranger. Ile'd only
been here a few weeks. Stopped over
to Jonathan Turner's nn claimed be
was n-prospectlu for niiueral."
"Ob, that's thc man, eh?"
"Yes.   Did yon kuow him?'
"No, 1 didn't kuow Mr. M in, but
thai day I passed through hert I stopped at Mr. Turner's, and I remember
hearing bim speak of tilth, So that's
the man that was killed?"
"Thui's the man."
"Well, well! Do yon know anything
of the particulars of the murder?"
Then Thorn embrncetl the opportunity for which he had been waiting and
proceeded lo repeat the story be hnd
been telling nil dny. (Jo even went
through the pantomime of his discovery of the body, not forgetting to show
bow calmly he had viewed it and how
fearlessly he had passed by It on his
way to the store. To all this Walte listened with seemingly (he greatest of
Interest, and Jason nohetts was encouraged bv that to demonstrate for
his* benefit j!,*-t how tlie murderer must
have fired l!ie fntfll shot from tbe shelter of thc Ids fn**',
If any oils' hti.l lM">n observing the
stra ui'i i s fa •> ■•lci**i'ly he must havo
notii'i'.' ito*      ■ ■ .inii'. pain aa Ja»
sim proceeded with his explanation,
hut Jnson was claiming everybody's
..ten'i.ui ui ihut moment, so uo one
"What do you think?" Jason asked
■vhen   he   had   finished,     "Don't  you
s'lli've I'm right stiiinger?"
Wails' gave a little start.
"I'liV" he exclaimed,   "Oh. yes, very
illiel.v you arc right: yes-s, very likely."
"Hound lo be," Jason said.   "Ain't no
ithei' way if. could 'n' been done."
"I guess that's so," Walte admitted.
'But what was ihe object of the unifier, do you think?"
I*up Sampson, who hud followed tho
crowd Ubout ull doy in silence, listening to all that was said, leaned forward ami wailed expectantly for the
answer to this question.
"I don't know," Jason said.   "I ain't
uo ii.si km."
"Do you suppose it was robbery?"
"No. His money an his watch un ev-
er'llsing wns found iu his pockets uu-
"Humph!   He couldn't have had an
enemy lu this section.   Ile was a stranger here, 1 believe you said?"
"ll seems lo be rather a strange case.
You have no Idea who the murderer
could be?"
Bam Morgan looked down at the
ground nud trembled, while Pup Sampson leaned forward again and waited
breathlessly for the reply.
"I uiu't no idea In the world," Jason
said; "uot a ghost of an Idea."
There was a short pause.   Then Jim
Thorn spoke, saying significantly:
"I wonder whnr Sim Hunks is."
Rum Morgan started and turned pole.
I'ap Sampson  walked away,  leaning
heavily ou his cane, murmuring:
"It's come at last! Oh, my Lord, It's
come! I was a feared of it all the time.
Tore Sim!   Pore Sim!"
Louisa Banks felt tbat her cup of
misery was full, but there was more,
much more, to be poured In yet
When Sim did not appear nt breakfast next morning, sbe went up to bis
room to sec if he was there. It was
then she discovered the little pile of
money and the papers be had left ou
the table. With a premonition of whut
was to come she pushed the money
aside and eagerly took up the first paper and unfolded It It wos the poor
little note Sim hud written to her. She
read it through, then sank Into a chair
aud. pillowing ber bead on the table,
burst Into tears.
It would have been a bard heart that
would not have been affected by the
simple pathos of Sim's words, ami Louisa was uot bard hearted. She was
touched, deeply touched, by the manly,
generous manner lu which he absolved
ber from all blame and bravely took It
all on his own shoulders. That note
presented blm to her In a new ami a
far more favorable light than she had
ever Been him. It showed how truly he
could love, bow good nud generous his
heart was and bow grand and noble his
She realized now H In losing him
sbe hnd lost one of tin* purest and truest souls that ever lived, and she regretted, deeply nnd sincerely, tbat she
could not love him.
"But I tried," she told herself. "God
knows I tried, to love him and wanted
to love him, but I couldn't Yet I was
not worthy of such a man or of such
love ns he gave me."
Presently she took up tbe deeds and
read them over. Tbe tears started
afresh to her eyes.
"More of bis goodness," sbe thought
"No other man would have done such u
tblng. Oh, Sim! Poor, heartbroken
Sim!   How 1 pity you!"
Later lu Ihe day she went out and
stood by the gate, looking down to.
ward the wood, the way Bhe bad seen
Sim go the previous evening. Her
henrt was heavy, and ber thoughts
were all of him. Before he went she
had ulways thought she could never be
btippy except with Frank Shelton. bin
HOW she felt that she could never be
happy again under any circumstances.
Presently Mary Mann came down
the street on her way home from the
store, where she had gone to view Melvln's remains and lo leurti all the news
about the trugedy. Louisa had not
been from home all duy, and no one
bad visited her, so she wus entirely Ignorant of all that had transpired to set
the community In a tumult of excitement Mary Maim knew this, ami,
glad of an opportunity to tell thc news
and at the same time Indict a cruel
wound on one she hated, she stopped
when she reached Mrs. Bauks and accosted ber sweetly, very, very sweetly,
"Howdy, Loueesy? I'm right glad
to see you.   You rale well?"
"I'm very well, Mrs. Mann," Louisa
replied coldly without looking up.
"I'm glad to hear It." Mrs. Munn snld
In her suavest tones. Ignoring Louisa's
coldness. "I'm rale glad to luur it.
Loueesy, but I must aay you uiu't
n-lonkin very well."
"I'm very well, I thunk yon."
"Yes? And Sim -1 suppose he's
"1 presume so."
"Is he ut home today V
"Where Is he. Loueesy?"
Mrs. Banks, remcmbcrln'* nil she hnd
henrd of the relationship misting between this woman und Sim, bashed angry lu an Instant
Works Doth Wars.
"Man always wants whni he hasn't and
fails to appreciate what he has."
"Yes; that'H what keeps the marring*
bureaus and the divorce courts going."—
Chicago Post
"How is it you hove never married,
Mujor Henderson?" asked my wife.
"Oh, I wus born a bachelor," replied
the major, and"—
"Don't he so foolish!   I want to kuow
tbe real reason."
"The real reason," said Major Henderson slowly, "is thnt my feet are so small."
"What do you menu?"
The major leaned hack In his chair nnd
smiled round the table.   Jane—if that girl
had beeu horn a man, she would have
been butler to an archbishop— lilled his
glass with port, and after a sip at it ht
began his story:
It was a good many years ago tbat lt
all happened (he said slowly)—a good
many more years, in fact, than I care to
count. 1 was a young subaltern and over
head aud ears in iove with Kittle Marsh-
mount. I was a timid youth iu those
days, and although I thought that Kittie
rather liked me thau otherwise, I hud
never dared to tell her of my owu feelings. I had often tried, but whenever I
hi'gun something was sure to happen to
make Kittie lough, and then all my cour-
uge oozesl out of my linger tips.
One evening in June there was a dinner
party at the Marshmounts, and I was
there. I was off to Gib. to join my battery next morning early, and I had made
up my mind to speak to Kittie that same
evening after dinner. You can imagines
bow I enjoyed the meal. I felt like a
nervous man must feel who is going to be
hanged as soou as dny breaks, aud to add
to my misery I had on a pair of new patent leather boots, which were too tight
und gave me uwful pain.
As dinner went on my feelings and my
boots combined became too nnich for me,
bus! I dropped my fork, ou purpose, stooped down, unbuttoned the right boot
which hurt me most, and kicked It off.
Thc relief was wonderful, nnd for a little
while I actually contrived to talk to Kit-
She was charming that evening. Tbere
was something about her thut showed me
sho wns sorry thnt I was leaving England, and she wore some tearoses I bud
sent her in the bosom of her dress.
"Miss Marshmount," I said, while dessert was beiug handed round, "I want to
talk to you very particularly after dinner."
"Come np and sing duets Instead of
smoking those horrid cigars you are so
fond of, then," was Kittie's reply. And
I felt as though I hud sudsleuly been
translated into a seventh heaven.
A few minutes later I bent down under
the table and felt about for my boot I
couldn't find it. I dropped another fork,
stooped down and looked for my property
under the tnble. It wnsn't there—at
least, I couldn't find it unywhere. 1 came
up again, purple in the face, aud whea
the ladies left the room I couldn't open
the door for them.
Kittle was very naturally annoyed at
this, nud I was the youngest man at the
table too. But bow could I hop around
that room, in frout of everybody, with
one boot on?
"I shall expect you up stairs in fire
minutes," whispered Kittie. And I think,
although, of coursi*. I can't be certain,
thnt she returned the squeeze of the hand
which 1 gave her.
Directly the women were out of the
room I went dowu on all fours under the
tnble and searched everywhere for that
confounded boot ot mine. It had vanished as completely as last month's union!
"What the dickens are you doing, Henderson?" nsked Tom Marshmount. It
might hnve been bettsT if I had told bim
at ouee, but he was one of those incorrigible jokers wbo would bave bothered ra*
about my tight boots all the evening if he
had known, so I told him it was nothing.
Then Kittie came back into the room
to speak to her brother for a few moments. She sat tbere, darting daggers'
thrusts at uie out of those gentian blue
eyes of hers. I forgot to say that 1 had
lit a big cigar, to give myself countenance
and think up a plan for finding my boot
"Well," said Kittie presently. "I nm
going up to tlie drnwiog room ngniu, but
I cuu't make my entry among all the slow-
Bgers without the support of a mnaly
arm."   And she looked straight at me.
I felt the perspiration pouring down my
cheeks and forehead, anil I know thnt I
blushed scarlet, but I didn't move. How
could 1? 1 couldn't li'nd Kittie Marsh-
mount into hsT mother's drawing room
wilh "one hoot off nnd the other boot on,"
like the boy iu the nursery rhynis*.
Then George Ueseltlne came up, smiling fatuously, as he ulways disl. und offered iiis arm to Kittle,
She look it, of course, and afterward,
as ymi know, she took George lleseltino
as well, the brute!
I)lrs*ctly she had gone I crawled down
under the table again nnd right over in
the fnr corner, near the head of the table,
I nnw the point of tho hoot whieh had
played me SUOh a nasty trick. It's ex-
inordinary, I thought, how these inanimate objects travel. I reached out for it,
but it had stuck, somehow, 1 gnve it a
food pull. Then was a crush, o yell, and
whs'ii I cume out from underneath the table 1' found old Marshmount ou his back
In the fireplace with all the other men
standing round him trying not to Inugh.
Old Marshmount wns a choleric old
drip and the language he used was
frightful. He thought I hud been playing oiT n practical joke on bim d he
was furious. I tried to explain, but every word I suid was drowned, cilher by
old Marshmount's lungunge or by the
laughter of the other fellows, aud I
couldn't  get a word of explanation in.
Luckily the old man wasn't really hurt,
but only shaken, and preseutly he got up
und led tbe wny to the drawing room.
I followed Inst, hobbling nloug ns best
I could and trying to hide my bootless
foot behind the other one.
"Young chop must be going mad!" were
the words I heard in old Marshmount's
growl ns I made my way into the room.
Just ns my luck would huve Iti Kittie
was Sitting on the far side of the room,
and I didn't dare cross over under Ihe lire
of the dowager's eyes with only one boot
on nnd the other foot ln a blue silk stock-
log. It wns horribly tnntalmug, for Kit-
tie was on a little sofa nenr the piano uud
there wns lots of room for two.
I remnincd Btnnding by Ihe door, hidden—at least, my right foot hidden—behind a lance standard lump and spent a
miserable ten minutes watching Kittle,
whom Heseltitte bad joined upon lhe sofa.
Presently tea came iu. ami behind the
footman with the biscuits trotted Kido.
PIdO was Kiltie's spaniel—a nasty little
King Charles 1. boast, with more ears
than sense. The little brute had my boot
iu his silly mouth nnd wus pretending
that it was a rut uud worrying it. If it
hud been a rat, be would have squealed
ansl hidden away underneath a chair. I
was furious. 1 made a holt forward to
catch hold of Fido, my fin t slipped, I
caught at the nearest thing 1 could reach
and down came the loot man witli the tea
ou top of nie.
I have never ss*i'ii anybody so absolutely
furious os old Mar-'.:■ • Hint was. |
"This sort sif thing may be very funny
iu n sergeant's uiessfoora," he thundered,
"but I'm—I'm—I'm hanged"—It was a !
terrible exertion for the old man to
change tbo word ho mennt to sny—"I'm
hanged if I'll huve it iu my drawing
room!" I
"And he's taken one of bis boots oft*,
too," soid Tom.   "Whatever is the matter
with you this evening, old man—a touch j
of "Mnstroke, or whnl''"
"Sunstroke! Sunstroke lis*- he stroked!"  |
shouted  his  father.    "It's   port—that's :
what  it is.    He's drunk,  sir!     Yes,  sir,  I
you're drunk, ond if your father wasn't
one of my oldest friends, I'd"—
1 don't know what old Marshmount
would have done if the governor had not |
been one of his oldest friends, for just at
that moment Fido, with my boot iu his
mouth, enme within kicking mugs', nnd I
let fly with the foot thnt hnd a boot on.
Fido dropped Ihe hoot uud Dew across
the room like a punted football, dropping, |
wilh a yup, just ut Kittie's feet i
I snatched up my boot, but didn't stop !
to put it on. nnd left the house hurriedly, !
without saying goodby to nnybody.
I spent most of the night composing a
note to Kittie with u full explanation, but :
It  read  so  absurdly   that,  after  having
written eighteen or twenty different ver- j
dons,   I  gave it  up  aud  sent my  man
round at 7 next morning with a few lines
to  her,  hegL'ing  her  to si'e  nie  for two j
minutes before l left at 10 for Gib., mo
that 1 might explain.
My owu messenger brought the answer
back to me. i
"Dear Mr. Hsnslerson." she wrote—we i
had  bs-en brought  up together, and she
had never in ber life called me anything ;
but Jack—"A man who can so fur forget
himself ns you did Inst nighl nnd who can
111 treat a poor dumb beast ir.'/o hud done
nothing to Incur yuur attycr''— the italics
nre pine, not Kiltie's—"can huve no explanation to make to which it would be
Worth my while to listen.
"I am leavfng tsswn early this morning
myself for a fortnight's stay with my
friend Gladys Hi'si'liins*. so anyhow it
Would be difficult to lind time to see you.
Besides, father soys lis. will never huve
yon in the boose again. Y'ou have of-
feialcd him dreadfully."
S.i. you see Isaid the major), if I lindn't
been so vuiu of my small feet and hnd
worn my hoots just one size larger I
might have hes'ii a Benedict by this time.
And the major looked down at his well
varnished boots, smiled Inte his mustache
and didn't look altogether miserable, I
with vegetation, nearly every Iduii of ted,
growing there. The scenery, too, is vm
grand, but tlie islands are unhealthy and
on this nccount aro not thickly populated
In fact, the natives are.gradually dyin*!
off. They nre quite uncivilized uml 0ne!
hud an evil name for cannibalism bul
live now chletly on lish. Bquattlu'g 0q
rocks or stundiug ou rudely shaped boati
they shoot at the fishes with arrows, «i!
though some employ long spears.
The ishmds nre used hy the Indian gov.
ernment us n settlement for prisoners uf
the worst type, nnd it wns while engage*
iu a tour of inspection in 187J thut Lord
Mnyo, the governor general sif India. was
stabbed to death by u desperate convict
—Loudon Opinion.
Incurred   Olnarnoals.
He posed as a fortune teller and mind!
render, and when lie was arrested anil
taken into u New York court for posting
handbills on the Street he explained hia
vocation lo the presiding judge.
"Aud so you. ore a mind reader," suid
the Interpreter"*)! the law. "I wonder l(
you can read my mind."
"Oh. yes," replied lhe prisoner, apparently bi'lieving that a "bluff" would sent
his cause ns well as anything. "Vou are
of n bright and cheerful disposition, and
1 fan si'e by the merry twinkle lu your
mind that you mv ubout to till me to ko
"Your diat iosIh Is not correct," sniil
the judge,   "l  was merely  meditating
wlntlii r I should make the tins* live dollars or ten dollars. I think we will cnll it
livedsiliuis this llnii'."
Rlfitlirr   Una to  III is use.
Jock nnsi Annie were to get married, and
she had confided tss him thut her age w:tt
twenty. After tbe ceremony nud festivities were over they both wrm home ac'
isti:s*sl fssr the night. Annie's mother is.
sided ni'Xl door ami. bs'ing up early llit
following morning, thought she would
give lbs' hnppy couple u ••rn;; up."
On lin* way to their sh.or sin* suddenly
renieiiiheri'd it was Annii*'s birthday,
Knocking loudly ut thi' door, she buniul
"Totus* away, Aniii*. get np. Ye ks>a
yeli'. thirty lln*i!n.v."
.Lss I,, who w;is Ihe first to bear th(
vi i .■ iisfouisbed his mother iu law t'j
"riil guinness' sake git up, Annie, for
we're   si.spit   tt*u   yearn." — Pearson's
I'erMssn   IIiik*.
A square foot of the host Persian rugl^
worth about .SH>. and il takes a single
weaver twenty-three days to complete
this portion. This allows the weaver
about -14 cents per day for her wool nnd
ber labor, but three-fourths of this
amount goes to pny for the wool. Only
11 cents per day is left for the weaver.
Thi' wage of thi' producer ssf tlis. inferior
The Jnilss*  Kneiv   Illm.
Magistrate- Yon have liecn behind tut
bars several times, haven't you?
Prisoner--Well—-er— I bave been—
Magistrate I thought so. Your fact
is wry fumilinr.
Prisons* — As I wns snyin', I am s
bartender.—Philaili'lphia Press."
Oh, thc happy boy Is (lopplns;
Down tlie liill wilh his new sled.
While the humble tramp la chopping
Kindli'itf wosssj out in the als.si,
And the ruffled,
Mu'tlnl, siiiiltnl
Ohlcklst peeks the frozen core.
Ami the (rs.lslen.
M'.lsls ii. ulilen
Drasssly's looked tor e»'ry moral
The fragile maid Is skating
On tlse |sond behind the mill;
The sparrow's masticating
Frozen crumbs, upon the aill,
And the hassling.
Sprawling*, trawling
Infant's wrapped In flannels hot.
While lhe scaling.
Ever healing
Coose gr.aae stands heaisJa tht cot.
Tbe suburbanite Is skipping
To his snow becovered lair, 1
And nisi Itoress Is flipping
Merry anowttakes through tha air.
And the creeping.
Leaping, aleeplrsg
Trolley car hopa through th* mush.
While thc rosy,
Alwaya dor.y
Butcher's boy alone through tha slush.
These wintry scenes 1 fancy
Aa I'm smuggled in my bed,
Conceals-d so that you can't sea
E'en thc baldness of my head.
And the dashing,
Clashing, smashing
Hailstones rhyme upon my pant.
While I coolly.
Honest truly.
Dream that summer's here agsin.
—New York WorM
Tatterslon  llagsrs.
He approached the front door and
knocked. An ancient female poked In*
hensl out, and Tnttsrdon ltagges caught
his breath hard and almost succuml ■ I
to tbe impulse to flee from tbe hornl■!»
sight. However, be braced up and begun:
"Kind lady," he said. "I came here wlf
„,.,. , . -  .  ., •     , - --- i de idee of  kidnapin'  youse an   _	
nin.* eis somewhat better. Annate foot ]     me ftway t0 me moaatu\Q cavcrn of
of an inferior rug is sold for nbout (JO i  iju||yKary. bnt since I've seen dat beau-
■"••nts, unsl the time required for weaving
It is but two days, thus olio., ing the
weaver Itll Cents per slay for her svool nnd
lalior. Bhe uses Inferior wool, washes but
little of it ami pays only
for u cheap dye. The framework: "f her
loon costs comparatively little, ns tbs rug
it produces is from twenty to thirty times
the size of lli" superior rug. Thus it appears that in the long run the Inferior
Weaver is better paid than thn one who
fatigues Iiit brain with her efforts t.> pro*.
iluce n rug Of the best quality. — Itosa
Belle Holt iu "Rugs, Oriental and Occl-
The  Anilnmnn   Island*.
In the siistctti part of the bay of Bengal
I" a group of Islands called Ibe Andaman
Wands,      Tbey    are   profusely   (overe.l
■ tonus countenance me heart is as worter,
I an' I resolved to becomo a better mau.
I Lovely female, kin youse forgive me?"
I     Thc sour visage relaxed a trifle,  but
ii tion,inal sum . „,„ 0|{P(, womnn i^i^.,, nwa, from ths
wonderful ugliness of Tntterdon'a fsco.
"Oo in peai'e, poor man I" sbe said
softly. "I sympathize wltb yon, for I kin
understand, after lookin' at your features, how you have been driven to such
denp'rit axpejients." Aud she ■IsiumeJ
(he door.
"Tinley," said Tatterdon when he nut
his hungry friend down tbe road, "I failed to allow for de well known words of
do poick:
"When youse leads a bluff at s womlng.
Youse always catches her wit' s royal Sushi"
Then they wandered sorrowfully away.
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"V hat ure these things?" asked the
"B'.ackboard erasers," said tbe shop-
"1 don't want anything that will
erase a blackboard. 1 want a cbulk
marl* eraser."
'"] uit's wbat I meant. These are
Chain mark erasers. Anything else?"
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Shuklnn*  Hands.
At n duel the conibiitiints discharged
tlii'ir pistols without efl'ect. whereupon
one sir the seconds Interfered and proposed that tbo duelists should shake
him Is.
It. this the other second objected os
uniu ss'sstiry.
"Their hands," snld ho, "have, been
Bha's.iiig tbls half bour."
Mi'cedotiln hits n population of about
4,oi).'.two. Tbree-foui'tl*'* ure Christian
and .nu* fourth Turku. Nearly bulf are
of P'.ilguriuu uucestry.
Deafness Cannot Be Cure*.
I by lo'il applicatlon-i, as they cnunot reach the
I diseis-ijd portion of tho our. There la ouly ono
way lo curo Deatuess, uud that ia by coustitu-
tioui'.l remodioa. Denfucss ia causosl by tin in-
fiasmxl csindition of the uuicoim lining ol.the
liustss.hian Tube. When tn is tube geUiulliim-
esl yuu hnvo a nimblinjj pound or imperfect
hoari.K;, und whou it ia entirely closed deafuess
is tin.' result, and onless tho inflammation cau
be tals-en out nnd this tubo restored to Its normal condition, hearing will bo destrssyed for
ever; nine cases* out ot tea era caused by ca-
t.'irrh, which is nothing Lot an inflamed condition of tho mucous sorfnsin.
We will givo One Hundred Dollnrs for any
case of Donfnos9 (catL-esl hy catarrh) thut c:u>
not Im ,-uresl by Hall's Catarrh Cure.   Scud for
olrcu hi rs, free. _
Ad.lrsjes,  "-'. J. CHENEY & CO, Toledo, O
Bsiid tiy Prnsgiats, 76c.
Hall's Family lllhiars* '!.e best.
jf You Could Look
into the future and sec the
condition to which your
cough- if neglected, will
bring you, you would seek
relief at once—and that
naturally would be through
SHILOH cures Consumption, Bronchitis, Asthma,
and all Lung Troubles.
Cures Coughs and Colds
in a day. 25 cents.
Write to S. C. \Vi*u.s & Co., Toronto,'
Can., for free trial bottle.
Karl's Clover Root Tea purifies the Blood
Men of virtue, though of dilferont
Interests, ought to consids*r themselves us more nearly iinits-il wills
one another, tbau with the visions
part of mankind, who embark with
thi*iii in the siime evil concerns, In
short, ws* shOuld esteem virtue
though In a foe, and uliluir vise
thssiij-h in it friend.
Most men want to <h* better, but
tbey ssro sehdoin tilde to dirisls* where
[to bsifflB.
'MiBsHfs Liniment Cures Distemper.
Only a ninn with u good umbrella
is able to appreciate the silver lining of some dark clouds.
Messis. t:. C. Richards A Co.
tisul leiiien,—Last winter I received
great, benefit from the use of M1N-
AUli':' LINIMENT in a severe attack
of LtiGrippe, nnd I have frequently
pro*, ed it to be very effective in
cuss's ssf Inflammation.
*    Yours,
Monkey Brand Soap U n cleaner and polisher
cooibiiiod, hut. wou'l wash clothoa.
It's a waste of time to repeat hair-
raising stories to a bald-headed mun
The l.eli,*r That IVtia Stolen and the
Baica! Who Slssle It.
Dennjai 0. Jayno durliif* most of tbe
civil war was the personal assistant of
•'.dwlii XI. 6tn:iton., tuc. fnu,ous W!lr
secrei-iry. One day Lincoln sent for
Jayne to come to the White Housi!
"My boy," said he, "tbere Is a letter 1
would like to have you look at"
Jayne picked up the letter nnd found
it was from General Dlx. it conveyed
the Info: mailon that several Federal
prisoners had escaped from Llbby prison with the aid of Abble Green, a woiiinn famous -luring the war. The letter also said that, us the fact of All
hle's assistance wus well known, she
had been obliged to flee from Richmond nnd even then wus on her way
to "tVashliittun on the flag of truce
"Now, my boy," said thc president,
"I don't know what I should say to
any rascal who would steal that letter
and bave u bill passed through con-
graft-- to grant $10,000 to the relief of
Abble Giei'ii." Mr. Jayne "stele the
h'lter." nnd the next day both branches
of congress passed the bill to grunt
$10,u;>() to Abble Green. The following
morning "Honest Abe" sent for Jayne
"I told you I didn't know what 1
should say," he said, with a twinkle ln
his eye, "to the rascal who would steal
that letter and have congress net on It.
Now. I've made up my mliid what lo
say. You go do\yu to No. — —
street, get Abble Qreen. take her down
to Chase nt the treasury, and don't you
let her j;o until she get** 'hut money."
Liniments and Other Old Fashioned
Remedies Will Not (Jure—The
Whs-uinutii: Taint Must lis* Ifs*-
nioveil From the Blood.
Sm iniiiiiiti'ii obstacles not only
teach, but hi-arten us in our future
struggles; for virtue must be learnt,
though, unfortunately, some of the
vici's come us if by inspiration.
Through dining and sleeping   cars
With close connection for Chicago
and  all   points   iu
Ontario, Quebec, Maritime Provinces
Fastern and Vs'estern States
and  Pacific  Coast
For Further    jntormatlon   apply to
any Canadian Northern Agent
Thi* lings-ring tortures of rheumatism are too well known to ivesl ih-s-
ciiptissii. but it is not so well known
that medical science now recognizes
that thc primary cause ssf i lts*iim,i-
tism ii impure or impoverished blood.
Tin' result is that hundreds ssf s.ilTer-
Ota apply external remedies which
cannot possibly cure the trouble. The
only tiling that will really cure ihcu-
inatism is an internal medicine that
will enrich the blood and fri'e it from
rheumatic taint. The surest, quickest uiiil most effective way to do this
is to take Dr. Williams' Fink Fills,
Which are proved to have cured thousands of cases of rheumatism, many
of them after all other meilicines hail
failed. The case of Mr. Philip Fer-.
ris, one of the pioneers of South Essex, (.'nt . i.s proof of this. Although
Mr. Ferris is 78 years of uge he is
us smart as many men of 50. Dut he
has not always enjoyed such good
health. Mr. Ferris has the following to say alsout his illness and cure:
'■For fifteen years 1 suffered greatly
from rheumatism. At times 1 would
have severe pains in the knees, while
ut others tin* pain would spread to
my hips and shoulders. 1 tried several remedies which were sif no avail
until 1 began using Dr. Williams'
Fink 1'ills. 1 tssok eight or ten boxes
ansl they completely cured the
troublo ami I am now ns smart as
many nis*n much younger, I have a
grent deal of faith in the pills for I
know nf Other cases where tliey have
been equally as successful as in
Dr. Willi.uns' Fink Fills make new,
rich, red blood and strengthen the
nervs's with every dose, lt is in ibis
Way thnt they ru/e such troubles us
rheumatism, sciatica, neural a ia, kid-
lii'V nnd liver troubles, partial paralysis, St, Vitus' dance and erysipelas.
Through thebr action on the hlood
they restore the color to pals* and
sallow cheeka and cure tbe ailments
that make tha lives of so many
women miserable. The genuine always
huve tho full nnnie "Dr. Williams'
I'ink Fills for Dale People" on every
box.    Solsl by all slenlers or sent psist
paid at .M* ccnta n box sir six ttoxes
Cinelly  lo  I.olsatrrs.
It Is singular bow thu cruel practice
of boiling lobsters alive continues. Ottr
forefathers — und Indeed our parents
—let calves bleed slowly to death, ou
the theory that In uo other way could
white meat be secured, and later on
calves were bled one day nnd killed the
n.'Xt. Now, every one knows that a
calf can be killed In a humane manner
and the veal made Just as good, and,
generally speaking, animals killed for
food have been put out of tbe way in
a much more humane manner than formerly. Hut lobsters are still tortured
out of existence, tbe only difference being that, while formerly they were exclusively boiled to death, now some nre
boiled and some are broiled. Which
process causes the most agony no one
can say.—Exchange.
Mocotonoua  Tnrsoss.
If voices were cultivated toward o-»
presslon ln speaking ns well ns in fs.ii;;
ing. the variety of tone would be very
agreeable to the listener. Many poopN*
lii'.d thc monotonous tone use.1 in ev
erydny conversation very Irritating
nnsi would hail with delight any method which would tend toward breaking
this tiresome sameness. Even beauty
of tone docs not save this monotony
from condemnation. It is like striking
one key of a musical instrument over
und over again. The teaching of elo
cution should be sif aid in this dirce
tion sir the practice of rending aloud.
striving to give proper expression to
eucb sentence.
Cholly—I'm kuhIi I'd like to marry you
if  I   felt  quits'  pawsltive of  yuur social
Miss Mermaid— Why, you stupid, cuu't
you see I'm its lin* swiiuV
Often Found Himself Unable to Lie
Down" Without the Greatest Fain
—Cured by Dodd's Kidney Fills.
Arnprlor, 'Out., Feb. '*.--(Special)-
A very remarkable cure of Backache
and Kidney Trouble lias just been
brought to notice at Basin Depot,
near here.
Wr. J. II. Mai-tin suffered for over
eighteen years with Lame Back so
that, he actually couldn't walk or
lis; down without enduring the most
dreadful pain. He tried many medicines without getting relief, and was
very much discouraged.
Hodd's Kidney Bills were recommended lo him and he commenced n
treatment, ami Improvod very fail
from tlie lirst. As the tr".iliiii*nt
continued tho improvement incisias.'il
until he was able to go about his
work us well as ever.
Tho theory so often advanced thai
the kidneys are tin* most Important
organs oi the body and tluit a large
percentage nl the sickness uml pain
which humanity   suffers, is   .hie io
Imperfect kidney act inn seems I si lis'
amply proven in this particular rase,
for ns soon as Dodd's Kidney 1'ills
regulated and restored.the natural
action Ol the kidneys all Mr. Martin's troubles loft him at once.
Many remarkable cures by Dodd's
Kislney Fills have been published,
but certainly none as wonderful as
that, of Mr. Martin.
He hns written a long letter giving the facts of his ense. and his announcement that he was able lo
wink comfortably out*' moie lifter
sucb a prolonged period of suffering,
has started people Wondering if there
is nny case of Lame Back, Rheumatism or other Kidney Trouble ih.it
Dodd's Kidney Fills will  mil cure.
When a ituin tells a woman thai he
lavs her the chances are thut be hus
an axe to grind antl wants her to
turn   the  grindstone.
again on our old subject of price.
We do not ask you to pay cash for
pianos or organs. We have several
methods of payment to mako it easy
for you to own one of tho celatorated
WILLIAMS' PIANOS—tone, action,
and finish the best. We have several
kinds of organs. We usually have
some bargains in slightly nsod instruments.
Forrester & Hatcher,
0mj^ 4judJo Mnsw/r Ok
tJitrt y____e/, vto^Mi
/•     \1!^ vpMs asmIs' <£o &
A/li^mij buy ^iiie^ilMiirny
For Sale Everywhere
Try   our Parlor  Matches.
They produce a quick LIGHT
without    any     objectionable
fumes.    :*.•.•.•.:
E. B. Eddy Co.
CANADA.        '
Vary many persons die anmusl'y from oholera
and Kindred summor comp.nint.i, who lulghl
have b«'an saved if prop r romt-Jies hud beesi
usesl. If attackod, ao not delay in get.i.ur ;
bottle of Dr. J. 1). Kellogg s liyseal'-y (Joru-. !
ths medicine that lievor alls to effect :< co'I
*J hose who two naed t say it nc ^ i rotniitl:
and thoroughly subdue* ilie rain (*r.d ti^e:: "
Difficulty is a severe Instructor set
over us by the supreme orilinatue of
a parental guardian and legislator,
who knows us better thnn we know
ourselves, us he loves us better, too.
He that wrestles wiih us strengthens
our nerves and sharpens our skill ;
our antagonist is our keeper.
Wrinkles lell tlie story of age   to
those who are able to reusl between
the lines.
Minard's Liniment Cures Garget in Cows.
An  ignorant     man  is  a     merciless
If   some   men ws*nt as far as they
pay they wouldn't get far.
It   is an easy matter   for a  police
Justice to gs't a fine reputation.
It takes n woman's dearest friend
to tell her the things she doesn't
want to hear.
The secret, of success is constancy
of purpose.—Disraeli.
J.W. Wilder, J. P., "Ufargrille, N. Y., wriUv:
"lam subioc' to sevoio attacks of Colic ami
Kidney Ditliculty, md lind Parmeloc*s Tills of-
fordmoirroat roiis-f, while nil other remedies
havo failsHi. They are tho be.t medicine 1 bave
over used." In fact so irrcist Is tl.o power of
thismedii'ineti, clean-oami purify that diseases
of almost s-\-ciy lsassie ais.l uuiu:o are driven
from lhe body.
Heading is one of the greatest consolations of life,   lt is the nurse   of
|virtue ; the upholds^* iu adversity ;
tin*  prop  of   independence j   the sup-
| pott of a just pride ; the strengthen-
er of elevated opinions ; it is a shield
'against the tyranny of all the petty
passions : it is the repeller of the
fool's scnfT and the knave's poison.
Words that burn should lie Insured.
This suggestion is gratuitously handed to spring poets.
Parents tiny Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator becauso they know it is a safo medicine for
tlinir children and an effectual expeller of
81* Oils.—Tho most conclnslve testimony
repoatedlv laid beforo the public in the columns
ot tho daily press, proves that Dr. Thomas' Kc-
loctric Oil—an absolutely pure combination of
six of the finest romodiaf oils in existence—rem-
eslios rheumatic pain, eradicates affections of
the throat and tnogt, and cures piles, wounds,
sores, lameness, fores, tumors, "burns, and Injuries of horses aud cuttle.
Of the soldiers in    the    American
Civil war 48 per cent, were farmers.
Tlie average woman speaks her
mind, but site chungs's her mind so
often that it keeps her tongue working overtime.
It is not till after u man has married a woman that lu* hears her express any fears of "losing her Individuality."
Where can I rret somo of Hollow^y's Corn
Cure? I was entirely cured of my corns by this
remedy and I wish some mom of it fnr my
friends.  Bo writes Mr. J. W. Brown, Chicat-u.
No family livinsr in a bilious country should
he without Parmelee's Vi.;;etalilo 1'ills. A lew
doses taken now and then will keep the liver
aotivo. oli'.'in,.i* the stsimuch and bowels from all
bilious matter and psoveut Ague, Mr. .1. 1..
Price, Sho'ils, Martin Co.,Ind, writes: "Qiavo
tried a box of Parmelee's Pills and find them
tho host modiciuo for fever und ague I have
evor u.ud.''
*Wluulpoi*Clty Ticket, To!o<*roph nnd Freight tor 12.60 by addressing lhe  in
oilier,'■'i Main St.     GEO. H. SHAW, *i*i»'s  Meslis im- Csi .  Drockvllle,
Tel. 891.
Tristlie Muuisirar'.
-_ I   Every heart lias   its   seeroI  which
cittjiniiM   nii*irir<   nilliuiv,11"'   WOrld   knows   not;   anil   iil'Uimis
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY Iwo call a man cold when he is only
TIME TABLE ■ad.-^Ungfellow.
,; Bisult Slo. Marie, Owen Sonnd, Tor-
onto and  East via Lakes, Luti-
day, Thursday ansl Saturday	
Tims ..Frl., inul Sun	
f Koiitroul, Toronto, Now Vork unsl
[ East, via alt rail, daily	
Bat l'urtageaiidinUirmodiatopoints
■i dally   	
,;,'      Mol-sou, Lue du lli.nnet aud Intermediate points, Thurs. only 	
Portaira lu Pruiiie,Urundon,Calgai v,
Nelson and   all   Kootenay und
alls-oast pi ii ills, daily	
Portags In Pruirio, Brandon aud intermediate point.! dally except
Qlasl t'sno, Neepawa, Mtnnos.jsa and
intermediate points, daily oxcopt
Kiuiday .,	
blioul Lako, Yoikton and iiitcrmusl-
' into points, Mon.. wed., uud Fri.
Titus,. Thurs., and Hat	
Bapi.l City. Ilainiiit i, MlnisMii,Tuesday, Thur. and Sat ,	
Msiu.. Wod..uudl*rL 	
■onleii, Deloraluo nnd intermediate
, points dally oxcopt 8unday	
Napi]ika.'Alatm*dii and Intermediate
Jissitits, dully except Sunday via
Tues. Thnr., and Snt	
uUonboro, HouiIh nnd Intermediate
points, daily oxcs.pt Sunday	
rlps.stono. Hoston, Areola nu;l Inti'r
■Mediate points. Mod., Weil., uml
ril. via liriinil.in   	
TiuM.,Thur .""'I Sat. vln llruiiilun
Frobyuhlro, lllrsch, Ilienfftr.it. Este t
vuu ,Tiuki. ,Thurs.,Hut., via lliand
Tuos. Thur. Sut... via Ilrandon..
•3fiili.ii. 8t Paul ('hlcugo, dully ....
Wost. Selkirk Mon., Wed. and Frl...
lues   Thu in. und Sat	
Stonewall, Toulon, Tues., Thnr., Sat.
BmersoB. Mon., Wod.. and 1'rt
Won Supt
(J. ii Mi'PIIKllSON.
C. n Puss, kfi
Hinard's LiHiiacnt Cgrg DipMlicria.
Thomas Hssssil, ths* piini'i* of pun-
Hti'ts, on bs'ing shsiwn a portrait of
himself Hint but faintly resembled
hiin, declared that the artist bad
perpetrated a false-Hood,
The greatest pleasure of life is love;
the greatest treaeurei contentment i
Hie great s'st psisss'ssism licit Ith ; the
gross!S'st S'ase, sls'ep ; uml the best
medicine, a true friend.
Peevishness ami Sleeplessness a 8nie
Sign That. Uuby  is  Unwell.
Tho M'.lllonnlrc-After sll, my money
bnsn't brought tis bappllMM,
Ills Wlfs—Bnt It has mude us objects of cuvy.—Life.
rn ii si Ira.
Ruch cnntllcs ns peanut brittle ere fnr
less Injurious thnn fancy mixtures, ns
ihey arc tniide by simply inciting sugar
■ ml lire WllllOUl tields. Acid In the
pteiscncc of heat splits ordinary sugar
Into two forms, dextrose nnd levulose.
l'ltese nre both deadly sweets und much
more prone to feitueiiiiillon than renl
sugar. This Is ihe iiiiHon why so mnny
housewives cnnnol lualtc good crnubcr-
ry or otber Jelly.
When babies are restless, cross or
peevish it. is the Surest possible Sign
of illness. Well babies sleep soundl)
ansl are cheerful and playful when
awake. When baby is rioss too
many mothers give so-called "sooth
ing" medicines, which contain opiates that deaden bul do not remove
the trouble. What is wanted is ii
medicine that will go right to the
root of the troublo and make baby
sleep well, eat well and t>.- cheerful
in a natural way. Such a medicine
is   Baby's  Own    Tablets,   which   ate
sold under an absolute guarantee
that thoy contain neither opiates nor
other bormful slnigs All mothers
who have uses! them for their little
ones speak ol them in terms of warmest praise. Mrs. Albert Voting,
Strutiiitil. sa\s: "My baby, who is
now   livs' months   old,    hns nlways
been very crOSS unsl pswisli. She v. as
s,' \ s'niist i|iates*"> aaid sleoplcBs She
was n thin, delicate looking child,
ami cried nearly all the time I did
not i.nsiw what tss slss with her I
tried several medicines, bat thej did
her nss good, A friend who bad usesl
Daby's Own Tablets a'dvlsqd ma lo
try thom, 1 bill so, and Since using
tIn-ill baby has been quite well, her
bowels are regular, ami she has
grown plump ami gsisul naturod. 1
am delighted With the Tablets and
keep them Ofl hand all the tints*, and
whenever baby gsds cross and feverish 1 give her a tablet ami she is nil
Theso Tablets are   the, best, medicine in the world for simple fevers.
ollc,diarrhoea, all stomach troubles.
constipation and other    minor   ailments of little ones.    They  arc   for
children of all ages, and dissolved In
water, or crushed tsi a powder mny
be given with absolute safety  to the
'youngesi  infant.   Mothers who once
I try   tbem will   never afterwards tm<'
'any   other   medicine for    their little
ones.   Sobl  by  all  dealers In  medlcino or sent post paid at !*.ri cents a
| box  by  addressing   the   Pr.   Williams
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
If the average ninn isn't born gnat
OT is unable to achieve great ness he
tries to thrust himself upon It.
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc
Courtship is a game in whish 0
girl plays her heart against a mail's
The chains of habit are generally
too small to be felt till they are too
strong to be broken.—Dr. Johnson.
Man hns within him capacities of
growth which deserve and will reward intense, unrehixing toil — ('banning.
There is this difference between
happiness and wisdom : lie t Im I
thinks himself the happiest man
really is so ; but he who thinks
himself the wisest man. is generally
tbe greatest fool.
•C ■*•»*■»'PW»I   kind, other In the homo oi
innrkot irardotv willcoctira tho Isn't rorsults from
from J. M. PERKINS, Siveil'smnn/'CoMarkotBt.,
WNMIPEO.  ITO *>ooa Annual fioo.
W. N. U. No. !1«4.
Nothing is more simple I ban greatness. Indeed, to be simple is to be
great —KniiTssm.
Under a law passed two years ago
the Hungarian government may sub.
sidize almost any kind of nianul'ac-
One ounce of Sunlight Soap is worth more than     REDUCES
Two ounces of impure soap. EXPENSE
Aslt for the Octagon Bar.     If   yoar   (jrccor cannot   supply,  write to
■lai'VK.it BROTHERS,  LIMITED,  Toronto, Bonding   lm  name and addrosa,
..and   a   trial  caiaplo  of   run'ight Soap   will be sent you free of cost..
S For a Lame Back! !
A lame back means that dull, aching pain
over the small .of the back, or the "catch"
which takes you as you arise from stooping.
That and all the symptoms of general debility
and lost vitality which usually go with it I
cure with my new appliance. Lumbago, Sciatica, Rheumatism—1 conquer them all in a
few days.
Ilr. MelAUKhlln—Sir: ln rajfard to your llelt for Ume hack, I can My thin: I
have fusiiiil lt lust ass yuu reprs-aonted lt lo be, anil a lilllo belter. It* .velx.it In goM
would not laiy It If I eould not got anothor like it. I have lieun troubled wltb my
buck miss s- I waa 17 yeara of age, and au: now ill.   Yuma very truly,
1>. II. MAIlAt'l.V:, Sbailiionvlllo. Out.
Any man or woman who will secure me can havo my
appliance and pay when cured   I ask no pay In advance.
Dr. McLaughlin's Electric Belt
You have hoiirsl of niy Helt; yonr nolirbborss are lielnif cured by It. It lias taken
mo twenty \earn tn learn how to employ electricity right, and I (fivo you tbe results
of my exiiiu'ieni'o In my modern appliance, ltvlvea a KlowinK heat uu buriilntr. no
sshiss'k.   Cuius while you a'cop.
epCB TEST        1 want every suITorer from   I-ama   1'nck   mui   Ita alllel
^^*■'",*" ^."*       trouble*to ssall and tout my Ilelt freo.   Or aund for my free
I REE BOOK,     hooka.   InclossoUsUad.
DR. M.f   MCLAUGHLIN, 130Yonge8t., Toronto.
UFKIC'E HOURS   ii a.m. to S.30 p.m. THK DRILL, SLOCAN, B. C, FEBRUARY 28, 1902.
rC, E. Smithibbisgale, Editor aud Prop.
.fiLOCAN,      -      •       •       •      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
jthe firBt insertion and 5 cents a line each
aiubsfqiient insertion.
Certificates ol Improvement, |7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
MA legal advertising.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
for each insertion. -
Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription ie (.2 per year, st.ict-
"ly in advance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, 1902.
A pencil mark in the space
■opposite will be an indication to you that ye editor
considers there is lomet h i tig
earning to bim onyouriub-
eeription, Kindly acknowledge in caih and oblige.
•Joseph Martin, leader of the provincial Liberals, expresses his opinion that the Dunsmuir government
will held together throughout the
session. Such being the case, thc
Hon. James' trip to the coronation of
the King is assured, and the result
thereof happily cinched.
The majority report of the Chinese
.-commission recommends the Dominion government increasing the per
capita tax en Chinese immigrants to
$503, while the minority report 'a-
•vors $300. There it no doubt of the
Jbeling of the west for the $500 figure
and the government will likely incorporate the recommendation into
The writ for the provincial  bye-
.election in Victoria has been issued,
March 10 being the date set for the
contest.   E. V. Bodwell is the opposition candidate, hut his chances for
.election are not as favorable as they
,were.   He will havo to count on the
hostility of the Martin wing of the
Liberal party, in  addition  to  the
Dunsmuir forces. .
Another shuffle is reported from the
legislature, which has adjourned to
next week. Dunimuir is said to
hare made overtures to the opposition te form aooalition and throw
Martin over tbe dump. The opposition wants a guarantee first that
^Bodwell will be elected by acclamation in Victoria. Results are to be
made known Monday. Heavens,
what weathercocks!
The Bureau ot Provincial Iuforma
.tion at Victoria bas issued a bulletin
dealing with ths mining industry In
British Columbia. It is the first of
A series ot bulletins to be issued in
.connection with tbe Year Book and
is meant for distribution in Great
Britain. Speaking of the Slocan City
mining division, the bulletin says "a
force of 140 men has been constantly
employed at the Arlington mine."
And again, "The original price of
[the Speculator—$56,000—has been
repaid to the purchasers from proceeds of ore sales made during the
year." Both statements are manifestly untrue and should not have
been issued. The Arlington's average foree employed should be less bv
a third of that named, while the
Speculator has shipped but 10 tons In
all, realizing less than $10 0. The
.division merits landation, but there
is no call for creating a false glamor.
Tho Victoria Bureau sliould bo more
Things are in lovely shape with
the provincial legislature, which
opened for business at Victoria on
Thursday. Members have switched
in their allegiance so much that it Is
hard to grasp tho situation with any
degree of Intelligence. Dunsmuir
appears to be holding down tbo pre
jmlerahip, with Joe Martin's assistance, and has a following of 19. C.
E. Pooley has been put in the speaker's chair, Mr. Booth being too ill to
attend, Richard McBride is leader
ofthe new opposition of 16 members,
with H. F. Green, Slocan'i representative, as whip. Martin still claims
to be leader of the opposition, though
noting with tho government, lie
nnd McBride had a scrap Monday for
possession ef the chair designating
that position. Smith Curtis Joined In
the frav, aud a number of the other
legislators got tangled up In the scrum
.creating a most disgraceful scene.
Some enterprising theatrical maiia
ger should corrall the B.C.legislature
and exhibit the whole works in a
/lime museum. There would be a
fortune ln the scheme.
A little skating was had daring
the week atthe rink.
Spring is here and sleighs have
given place to wagons.
The Bosun shipped dut 60 tons last
week and the Hewett 20.
II. R. Jorand got back from Victoria Wednesday evening.
There are a couple of cases of typhoid fever in New Denver.
Dr. Forin addressed the Socialist
League on Sunday afternoon.
W. Lee and bride returned from
their honeymoon trip on Monday.
Rev. Mr. McColl, of New Denver,
preached in Knox church on Sunday.
The Sandon bonspiel opened on
Monday, with ten rinks in attendance.
C. M. Wilson, the well-known as-
sayer of Sandon, died recently in
David B. Bogle, formerly of New
Dcnvor, is now editing the Victoria
Born.—In Nelson, on Feb. 22, the
wife of R. C. Campbell-Johnston, of a
daughter.     - *
W. Koch brought down a shipload
ef his spare horses from Ten Mile on
F. Liebscher, Silverton's leading
tailor, was sunning himself in the
city yesterday.
No Tribune put in an appearance
Wednesday, a question of finance
being the trouble.
S. B. Clement is down for an ad
dress before the teachers' convention
at Nelson in April.
The C.P.R. is applying for foreshore rights on the ground adjacent
to the wharf at Silverton.
The next session of the svnod of
the Presbyterian church will be held
at Grand Forks in tlie fall.
Born.—In Trout Lake, on tha 14th
inst., the wife of J. Langstaff, of the
Trout Lake Topic, ofa son.
Tom Mulvey will spend two months
visiting his eld home in Vinton, Quebec; also Ottawa and Montreal.
W. K. Richmond is reported to
have turned up in East Kootenay, as
the locator of a big galena bonanza.
Nelson won thc hockey champion
ship of the province at the Rossland
carnival, defeating Sandon 5 goals to
Walter Clough is leaving to take
the billet of repairing the C.P.R. tol-
egraph on the Arrowhcad-Revelstoke
A. R. Bolderston has handed in bis
resignation as city treasurer, owing
to his being absent so much from the
Wm. Brasch left for Victoria Sat
unlay, to obtain med cal advice, he
having been under the weather for
some time.
Dan MeDonell, of New Denver,was
here yesterday on his way to Idaho.
to work some mineral property he is
interested in.
A Sloeanite while in Nelson last
week had his overcoat swiped. Jas.
Jackman, tbe man who swiped, got
three months for his act.
The transport Victorian, with the
western half of the CM. R., in which
aro Messrs. Lake, Law and Clarke,
of this place, has arrived safely at
Capetown, South Africa.
The Slocan mado a special trip to
Silverton on Wednesday night, with
a bargeload of coal for Wm. Hunter.
She brought back 200 cases of powder for T. D. Woodcock & Co.
Dr. Forin, as provincial coroner,
was called to Nelson Thursday to
bold an inquc6t on the body of H. V.
Love, which was found floating in the
lake. A verdict of found drowned
was returned.
Lance Hillman drifted into town
on Tuesday. He has spent the win
ter in the Lardeau, developing thc
Horseshoe, in which he is interested
and which is counted one of the -*ood
things of that camp.
Col. Lowery, of the Lodge, has relumed from bis trip to California and
Mexico, looking none thc worse for
his exciting experiences. He is at
war with the railways, because thev
won't allow the Claim to be sold on
The Dominion government thinks
too much money is being paid the C.
P.R for carrying tho maif.accordlng
to weight, so thev have issued an order to have all mail sacks weighed.
The innovation causes much delay in
the distribution.
Royal Bank,  Nelson, read and ordered filed.
A. R. Bolderston resigned his office
as city treasurer. Laid over till the
books are duly examined.
Communication read from A.Catup-
bell Reddle, deputy provincial secretary, re issuance to city of deed for
public school, Turned ever to school
Letter from B.C. Printing Co., Vancouver, giving a price of $18 for a
200 page ledger, was ordered filed.
The same fate awaited a letter from
J. McB. Smith, Victoria, re refund of
taxes due the city from the government.
Finance committee reported that
arrangements had been made for the
borrowing or $800, ns empowered by
city loan bylaw No. 11. Report accepted on motion. Committee also
reported in favor of bills presented
at last meeting.   Ordered paid.
Accounts presented: M. U. General
Hospital, two weeks' attendance on
Paul Wood, $32.50; R. A. Bradshaw,
stamps, $1; T. McNeish & Co., Gait
coal and coal oil, $11.25. Referred
to finance committee.
The question of fixing a date for
the nomination and election of a
mayor was next taken up, being the
last item of business oa the programme set for the speeial meeting.
After waiting several minntes, in
deathlike stillness, Aid. McCallum
and Smith moved that Thursday,
Feb. 27, be the date set for the nomination for the mayoralty, it being
the only day left within the time
limit prescribed by the law after the
acceptance of Mayor Brt.dshaw's
resignation. Failing this, an appeal
would have to bo made te the lieutenant-governor to set the date.
The aldermen got warmed up a
little after this and mutual explanations followed.
On the motion being pnt, a tie vote
resulted, Aid. McCallum, Smith and
Worden voting yea, and Chairman
Robertson, Aid Barber and Nichol
nay.   Motion declared negatived.
Council adjourned.
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
J. M.
B. C
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B. C.
To the Ladies
of Sloean   .   .
The season for Wallpaper ia
here, and we have received
a fine line of papers from
- one of the best firms in Canada. The prices will be
found very reasonable, especially ns all custom! duties
will he saved. Splendid assortment and lirst class
goods. We represent no trust
but trust solely to the judgment of the people.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
The Muroutt Branch
ofthe W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in the Pres-
byterianchurch. All meetings opea
to those wishing t; join.
Miss E. Stouoiito.n, Mrs.M.D.McKbr
President. Cor. Secretary.
No. 62, W. F. of n.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at Ihe
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses (or
hire at reasonable rates.
Ne session of the city council wai
held on Monday night, the necessary
quorum failing to appear. At the request of three of the members of the
council, Acting Mavor Robertson
called a special meeting of the board
for Wednesday evening, when ull
the members were present
Communications read: From Asses
sor Foley, turning over assessment
roll complete; from H. D. Curtis, applying to insure public school and
contents.   Ordered (lied.
Aid. Worden submitted an offer of
his half of the Music Hall block as a
city-hall free of rent, Aid. McCallum and Smith moved the acceptance
of the offer.   Negatived.
Three communications from tbe
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,      -      -     B. C.
Steel Ranges
for $18.25.
Why be without a range whoa
you can get one so cheap? The**)
are preferrable to stoves and give
better satisfaction. These ranges
burn wood or coal and will be
- set up free.
Spruce and
Cherry Pectoral
will cure Coughs
Colds, Bronchitis
and all affections
of the Throat and
Lungs. For sale
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
Court of Revision.
NOTICK is li-irMiy given that tha nnniinl sitting sif this Court ssf It.svis.is,11, for Ilia pur*
Dsisst nf h.'uriiiK all essmplRiiits ngainst th* assessment fssr tha j mii r li"02, as minlo Isy the nases-
aorof tho CU/sif Shiran. ll.C. will be held in
the Council Hull, In the suhl City of Mhican, on
Satsiniiiv, March 1.1th, 1902, al tha hour i.f in
o'clock a.m.
City Of Sloean, B.C., February Hid, 1902.
City Clerk
I No. 195. |
Certificate of the Registration
of an Extra-Provincial
"COHI'AMRS' ACT, I«f*7."
JT HEBKIIY CERTIFY that "Th. Tamarack
1 Group liKTalopiuaut Syndicate, Nsm-I'er-
.onisl Liability," bus thia day been rngistssresl as
an Extra-l'roTlncinl Company under the '•Companies Act, 1.197," to curry out or effect all or
siny of the objects of tha Company to which the
legislative authority of the Legislature of llritish Columbia extends.
Tha head ollice ssf the Company is situate in
th* city of Spokane, State of Washington, U.K.
The iiniiitiiit of capital of the Cssmoany is
$7M*,smt». ilmd..sl into l.Mm.ilOO shares of HI
cents each.
The head oftico of the Company In this Province is situate at Blocan City, uud John F.
Holden, Mine Superintendent, whose address is
Slocan City aforesaid, is the attorney for the
Company. (Not empowered to issue or transfer
The time of the existence of tho Company is
fifty yean.
Tlie Company Is apaclally limltasl under Section SC of the sold Act.
(iiven under my hand and seal of ollice at Victoria, Province of llritish Columbia, this 22nd
day of January,ona thousand nine hundred and
8. Y. WCH-iTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Compaalei
Dp not send
East for your
Furniture !
Wc can supply vou in High
Grade Furniture, Carpets,
Oilcloths, and Linoleums, at
lowest prices.
Parlor Suites,
Pendesote Couches,
Wicker Chairs,
Iron and Brass Jieds,
-Bedroom Suites,
Rockers of all kinds; etc.
"Wo handle everything to
mako a home comfortable.
Write to na for prices.
Nelson, B.C.
per annum.
Re-opened under
the old management,
Former customers
cordially invited to return
The Royal Hotel,
Car. Arthar Street and Dalanay Avenue, Slocan.
Building: thoroughly renovated
and re stocked with the best
Fruit, Confectionery, Tobacco
Yon can get anything in these lines that you
require from us. Our stock in each is always
kept fresh and well assorted. We handle the
best the market affords.   Prices are right.
You are Invited
To examine the best line of .Scotch
Tweeds, English Worsteds and
Irish Worsteds ever shown in Slocan; also all the latest designs ln
( Pantings.   Remember,
We are Custom Union Tailors
and the Union Label is a guaran- •
tee of tho best workmanship,    We
guarantee satisfaction and a perfect fit.     ________
We have added a select line of
Gents'    "
Compare our reasonable prices—Fine
White Shirts, $1; Collars, 15c; Regatta
8hirts, in fancy stripes, with collars
and cuffs attached, 7f*c each; Underwear, from $2 a suit; California flannel underwear, $4 a suit, this line being imported direct by ourselves; the
best quuitv Black Felt Hat, Union
label $3.50,' equal to the Stetson Hat
in every way.
A. DAVID, Slocan
Store: Opposite The Drill Office.
Stars His., at Rssudoa.
Want a Home ?
Then oome to Slocan, for it is
one of the fairest spots on this
earth, of ours. Levelness.
Room, Scenery, Health, Fishing, Hnnting,Koads, Railway
Steamboats, Chnrohes,School
Hospital, Public Halls and
enterprising citizens are some
of the advantages enjoyed by
this City, backed up by Unsurpassed and ProvenMineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Burg
Come and be convinced that this tale is
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality.
Iron Haraa Nu. * and  I.asssloa r.aallonal
Mln.ral Claims.
~—      i
Situate in the Sloran City Mining Divi-
lion <i( tlm West Kootenay District
Where loiHtesI:—On Ten Mile creek,
asljoining Knlerprise mine.
TAKK NOTICK that I, F C. Green,
acting ss ngent (or W. 1) Wrighter,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 1159535,
intend, sixty daya (rom the date hereof,
to apply t the Mining Uticorder for certificates of improvements, for (ha purpose of obtaining Crown grants of the
above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
beforo the issuance of such certificates of
Dated this 28th day of December, 1901.
10-1-02 F. C GHKKN, Nelson, B C
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To A. E. Hillman, or to any person
or perions to whom he may have
transferred his one-quarter interest in
the Great Northern mineral claim situated at the head of the tilth south fork
of Lemon cretk, Slocan City mining
You are hereby notified that we have
expended the sum of four hundred and
ten dollars in labor and general improvements upon the above mentionod
claim, In order to hold said mineral
claim under the provisions of tbo Mineral Act, and if within 90 days from the
date of this notice you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion ef suck ex-
pensliture, together with all costs of advertising, your interest in said claim
will becom* the property of this sub
ncribors, under section four of an act entitled "An Act to amend the Mineral
Act, 1900."
Dated this 2nd day of December. 1901
6-12-01      J. BLENCH, E. H, BTUBBH
World'5 Scenic Route
Direct Line; Lowest Rates
Ottai a
New York
Sin 'citco
St.   Paul,   Chicago,   and  «11 U. 8-
Tourist Sleeper Service •
EAST-Lcavca Rovclstoke Wednesday. Friday and Sunday. Leaves
Dunmore Junction on Monday.
Thursday, Saturday.' Leaves
Kootenay Landing Fridays.
WEST Leaves Revelstoke Mouday
Wednesday, Friday.
Vancouver, Seattle, Coast Steamship
Service: From Vancouver to
Alaska, Hawaii, China, Japan,
Through bookings to Europe tI» »••
Atlantic lines. Prepaid ticksu
from all points at lowest rates.
J. S. CARTER,     K. J* OOYLI.
D.P.A., A.G* P* Ai
Nelson. Vanoouver.
Agent, 8loc*n City
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