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VOL. I., No. 46.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   FEBRUARY   8,   1901.
12.00 PER ANNUM.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
A. YORK & Co.
Dealers In Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions. Goods shipped to
any part of the Slocan.
Highest cash price paid for
raw Furs.
a C
■use groceries *P
We carry everything in this line, the test
the market affords and at lowest
Our aim is to please and we would solicit
a share of your patronage
W. T. Shatford <fc Co- General Merchants,
-Sloean, Vernon, Fairview, and CampTfcKinney, B. C.
Victoria Rotel,
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the market.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Wen.
Hotel Slocan
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Slit ml PjmiiI inoHt 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 doer when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
"  SB
Biggest Procession Ever Heen tn Blocan—
All the Secret Societies Participate,
Together Wltls tho Band, Citizens anil
School Children.
Saturday last, proclaimed by the
government as a day of mourning in
memory of our late revered sover
el(*n, Queen Victoria, wns most fittingly and loyally observed here.
All business whs suspended throughout the town and the stores closed up.
The weather wns perfect, enabling
everyone to tako part in the proceedings.   Early in  the  afternoon the
members of the Oddfellows and the
Orange societies and Miners' Union
gathered in their respective halls,
preparatory to taking part in the
procession. The various muslciajis
in town gathered together and formed a band, adding much to the success ofthe affair.
At two o'clock tho parade started
from the corner of Delaney avenue
and Main street and marched slowly
ronnd the town by way of Delaney
ave, Nelson street, Fletcher avc, and
Main street to the Music hall. Tlie
band whs In the lead, followed by
the Miners' Union, Oddfellows, the
Orangemen, school children and citizens. About 250 persons were in the
parade, thc various societies being in
regalia and all wearing badges of
mourning. It was a stirring sight
and reflected the greatest credit upon the town, showing plainly the
loyal spirit permeating the entire
In the hall standing room was
barely possible, so great was the concourse of people. Tho stngc was becomingly decorated, a large painting
ot Her Majesty being in the background and another in front of the
pulpit. These were beautifully drop
ed, as were also tho Union Jack and
the Stars and' Stripes. Tbe service
was an impressive one and was sol
einnly carried out. Rev. M. D. Mc
Kee had charge of the proceedings,
while Mrs. W. J. Adcock presided at
the piano. The cotabineu choirs of
the town led the singing, supported
by an orchestra. W. J. Andre* s
read the lesson of the day aud S. H.
Clement ga*ve the historical address.
He covered the ground pretty tlmr-
oughly.aud showed thc advancement
made by thc nation under the benefi
cent rule of Victoria.
Mr. McKee, in his address, bronght
out prominently the lessons to be
learned from the Queen's life and
reign, holding that Great Britain
owed her greatness as a nation to thc
maintenance, of the open Bible. Ho
compared tho Queen's reign with
that of Solomon's and contended that
the old Biblical prophecy concerning
the latter had been truly realized in
Victoria. And above all, loyalty to
King and country would ever hold
the empire iu unity and greatness.
God Save the King followed and was
sang with heartfelt loyalty by the
audience. The proceedings closed
with the "Dead March in Saul,"
played by Mrs. Adcock, after which
the gathering slowly dispersed. The
occasion will ever be remembered by
thc citizens.
the lead,which is flvo feet wide. The
mineral stringers are get! ing together
and making ore fast. Half a carload
has been taken out in the last 16 or
18 feet. It averages $100 to the ton
In all values.
Another Ten Mile Property That Will
Slake a Mine.
Mark Manley returned from Spokane on Friday and at once set about
getting things into shape for starting
work on the Iron Horse group, Ten
Mile. On Monday An*-;i*s McLean, of
Silverton, one of the owners, went up
the creek with four or five men to got
the camp straightened up for active
development. It is the intention io
confine tho work to sinking the
winze, taking out and sacking the
ore as they go. When room is made
the force will bo increased.
As is well known, the Iron Horse
was bonded some months ago to W.
D. Wrighter and others in Spokane.
A company was then formed to work
it, known as the Burlington Mining
Co. Mr. Wrighter went back to
Pittsburg to placo the stock and succeeded in turning it all over to a syndicate of very wealthy men,who will
not market their holdings. Close to
half a million dollars has been set
apart for development purposes and
the company will develope tho group
flat in front of the Arlington ore
chutes. Of course,there was nothing
to tlie report, and the laugh is on the
rescuing gang.
Canadian Gold Fields Secures an Option
on the Property.
For some time past -negotiations
have "been going on for the purchase
of the Black Prince group of claims,
at tho head of Springer creek, and
on  Tuesday  the necessary papers
were signed.   W. H. Jeffrey, engineer of thc Canadian Gold Fields, se
cured thc p*^perty.   He is at present
in Montreal and tlie papeitfhave been
forwarded to him.   The deal is an
option lasting till the 15th of March,
with a subsequent bond extending
over Id months nnd calling for the
payment of $75,000.   Ten per cent of
this is to be paid down, 10 per cent
in six months; 15 per cent on Dec 15;
20 per cent on March 15 and June 15;
and the balance on Sept. 15,1902.
Included in the deal are the Darius,
Dundas  No. 2, Summerside,   Black
Prince fraction,and the Four Friends
claims, these claims being lumped to
cether at S25.000 and the Black
Prince at $50,000.    The fortunate
owners of the group arc D. Arnot, J,
C, Shook, Frank Sherry, P. Scbom-
bcrg, C. Murphy, John Elliot, Leo
and Jos. Dorion, and W. E. Bole.
Nearly all the development on tbe
y'y1^* •*■?•€•<• f*v-w'9m999
One of the Genus Hobo.
Opening of Methodist Church.
Sunday last the new Methodist
church, formerly thc Main building,
on Main street, was duly ami fittingly
opened to public worship. Rev. Mr.
Sanford, of Sandon, preached both
morning and evening to big congregations, and the monetary response
was liberal. Thc services of the day
wtre most enjoyable, Mrs. Sanford
singing a solo in tho morning and
Mrs. B. Robertson in the evening.
Both acquitted themselves with credit.
The Interior of tho church presents
an attractive appearance, being tin-
ished in terra.cotta tints. There are
now three places of worship in town,
with a Roman Catholic church in thc
adjoining suburb of Brandon,
Thesn'a Our Sentlnionta.
Says the Kaslo Kootcnaian: It is
doubtful if very many of the countless thousands of poetic efforts that
have flooded the press of the Empire
since the passing away of the great
Queen at Osborne, last week, have
proven the equal of that contributed
to The Slogan Drill by R. T. Anderson, the gifted young bard of
Lemon Creek. The youthful poet
gives promise of a remarkable career,
and the Slocan ie proud to be able to
place him among the products of tlie
richest distrlot on earth.
Phoenix Proving a Winner.
The Phoenix, under the management of T. S. .Dunbar, is rapidly
turning out to be a pronounced winner.   Drlftin*» is boiDg.OQUtio.ued on
Only a poor, old, wretched tramp.
Ragged and dirty, matted and damp,
.•Searing the unniistakcable stamp
Of one of the genus Hobo.
One of humanity, who has stood
Against working himself for his daily food,
One of that famous brotherhood
That goes by the name of Hobo.
A wreck on the Sea of Life adrift,
Where gales are frequent and currents swhV
Where thc clouds of adversity never lift
O'er thc derelict soul of a Hobo.
A useless hulk 'mid the worldly strife,
Where storm v weather is all too rife,    -
Where thc ship that bit ties tho odds of Life
Sail6 scornfully by the Hobo.
Toss'd abemt fay the winds of fate,
Heading a course that is never straight,
Till the gulfs of Death, that for all await,
Close over tlie helpless Hobo.
Only a "bum"—does it matter the**.
If his soul flits forth, how it goes, or when?
He is simply a leech on his fellow men,
And goes by the name of Hobo.
A day there nomcth, when Death will strike,
As it couieth to rich and poor alike,
And Weary Willie, or Mouldy Mike,
Will go as a simple Hobo.
Then, the flame will fade from the ftick'ring lamp,
And the soul will Hit from its Earthly camp,
And the world will be rid of another tramp,
And one of the genus Hobs.
Bearing tho sonl ofa man withal,
Tho'dwarted and stunted, compress'd and small;
The end of the trail is not ending all,
To even the soul of the Hobo.    ,   .
--R. T. Anderson.
Lemon Creek, B.C.
in a thorough manner. The winze
is to bo sunk on the vein to a depth
of 100 feet and then drifts run in
either direction. A crosscut will also
be run to tap the big lead, which parallels the small vein 200 feet to the
It is on the programme for the coming season to elect new camp, construct a wagon road, aiuL instal a
nrst-class hoisting plant. Ifthesitu-
ation warrants it, no time will be lost
in erecting a mill to treat tho oro.
However, as it ls,lbere is a paystrcak
of 10 Inches of ore that averages 170
oz to the ton in silver, so that the property can be made to pay from tho
inception. Tlie company has faith in
the Iron Horse and they will back it
up with the expenditure ofa pile of
money. The advent of this progressive American element on to Ten
Mile will infuse new life into that
part of the camp ond do much to
counteract the evil influences work
ing against it. Several properties
there are to be worked this summer
and a number of sales will be made.
Discovered 11 Mine's Neat.
A couple of young foreigners had
the town wildly excited on Tuesday
last. Thoy were credited with circulating a story that two months ago
thoy had taken the body ofa man
from one of thc cabins near the river
and buried the remains. The man
had had his throat cut and other
ghastly details were, added. Tin-
story soon gained wide currency, and
Tuesday afternoon a score of men
Iter ted digging potholes all over tlie
group has been centred on the Black
Prince, which has over 500 feet of
drifts and raises run. Five carloads
of ore have been shipped from the
property, giving excellent returns,
and there are large bodies of ore now
in sight. During the past few months
Frank Sherry has been working the
Black Prince under lease and making good money. The group is widely known and needs little more to be
said of it. It is one of the few galena
propositions in the camp and promises
to make a big mine. At present it is
looking splendid, ore showing everywhere, while the lower crosscut being driven in will open a vast
amount of stoping territory. There
are first class buildings en the ground
and the mine is easy ot access at all
times, Adjoining it is the Two
Friends, while the Regina and Hampton and others are in the same locality, all being 1J miles from the Arlington. The Canadian Goldflelds is
one of the strongest corporations in
the province, and in their competent
hands toe Black Prince will rapidly
come to the front asa dividend payer,
helping materially the progress of the
Duly Incorporated.
Last week's B.C. Gazette contained
the certificate of incorporation of thc
Slocan City Water & Light Co. The
capital is placed at $80,00), divided
into $10 shares. Tim objects of the
company are thc construction, maintenance, and operation of a system of
waterworks for the unincorporated
locality known as the town of Slocan,
and the adjacent territory.
Last Year's Shipments Were 2847 Tone—
A Healthy Evidence of tho Life and
Wealth of tho Camp— Arlington th*
Biggest Shipper.
The Bondholder appears in the'list
of shippers from this division daring
tbe week, being the first ore sent
out since January 1. Twenty tone
were sent to Nelson, making CO in nil
sent out by the lessees. To the Arlington record was added 90 tons,
bringing the total shipments for tho
week to 110 tons, and the division's
total to date to GOO tons. Two carloads will be sent out by the Enterprise next week,*while the Speculator, V 4 M, and Black Prince aro
also ready to send out a car each.
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     90
Two i riends	
Black Prince	
Bondholder      20
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Silver has beeu.at a low ebb daring the week.
A crown grant is being applied for
on the Ottawa.
Ike Lougheed is developing! Us
claims to the south ot the town.
A. R. Barrow completed tho survey
of the Ottawa Thursday night
The Enterprise bas adopted the
plan of shipping in two carload lots.
About 403 tons of ore has boen shipped by. the Hcwstt mine, on Four
The Burlington Mining Co.. operating the Iron Horse, bas opened its
head ofliee in Spokane.
Supplies were taken up to Twelve
Mile, Monday,for thc Hamilton.gronp,
work, on which bas begun.
Several claims were badly lacerated in fhe survey of the Ottawa,
some of them losing their work.
Harry Gibson bas purchased Tom
Tobin's interest in the Premier, giving him three-quarters now in that
The shaft in the Speculator isdown
about 60 feet. A large quantity ef
supplies has been sent up to the mine
this week.
Things are going 'along pretty
smoothly at the V & M and ore is being broken down daily. A shipment
will be made this mouth.
Constant enquiries are being made
by outside parties for Arlington
stock, but It cannot be obtained.
Sixty cents h s been refused for several small blocks.
R. E. Fish burn, who holds the
bond on the Bachelor, Twelve Mile, I
is ono of the lucky owners in the
Blairmore coal fields, in East Kootenay. They are said to be more extensive than those of Fcrnie.
R. C. Campbell-Johnston.of Nelson
came in on Saturday and went up to
the.Bondholder, which he thoroughly
inspected. He was very well satisfied. Half a dozen men aro employed at the -property, tho main work
being centred on driving in the No.l
A new rate on matte and bullion
has been issued by the C.P.R., making the same figures from all Kootenay points to South Chicago and
Newark, N.J. The rate is$lGper
ton, effecting a saving of $2 a ton for
Trail and Nelson, And $4 for tlie
Boundary smelters.
Following is the standing of tlie
pupils in the vorious divisions of tlie
public school for last month:
First Division.—Third Junior-
Alice Bull, Mabel Hall, Fanny Robertson.
Third Senior—Nettie Bull,Hermann
Lindow, Gertie Foley.
Fourth—Wonetta Tipping, Edna
McVicar, Hazel Wichmann.
Fifth—Russell Robertson, F.Lavell,
Jessie Tipping.
Junior Division.-Second Reader.
senior—Mary Binish, Jos. Stephenson, EUiel Lavell.
Second Reader, junior—Louise Rc-
millard. E. Tipping, Hugh Hall.
First Reader—H rris Ross, Charles
Tipping, Adolph Beck.
Second Primer—Freda Wichmann,
John Bulko, Elmer Barber.
First Primer—Lizzie R»e, Cassia
Long, Robert Payne, all equal.
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C E. Smitherixqale, Editor and Prop,
B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
the first insertion and 5 cents a line each
subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, (7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
•as legal adve. Using.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
for each insertion,
- Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription is $2 per year, sts-ict-
iy in advance; 12.50 a year ii not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
Oregon has adopted the initiative
and referendum. History is rapidly
made in the west, and a growing
-proportion of It bears the impress of
.socialism. .^
Socialism has been given much en-
.scouragemont by the recent encyclical
of the Pope, whe endorses the teaching of its principles. Like all thoughtful persons, the Pontiff distinguishes
•socialism froin anarchy, which latter
is to be abhorred as much as the former is to be approved. Ignorant men
Hail to note the distinction and thereby
err greatly.
Ancient periodicals may be purchased at this office.
La grippe has laid low many a sufferer here this week.
A small delegation from here went
to the Sandon carnival.
The shipments from the entire Slocan are In excess of 2000 tons.
Gradually the various mining centres aro adopting the eight hour law,
the latest being in Butte, Montana,
where all the properties controlled by
the Anaconda company have put into
force this just and laudable measure,
scommeneing today. It seems ages
ago since the law came into force in
this province, so completely has the
Agitation anent its adoption been put
,in the background.
Canada's alien labor law is a first-
,class fake, nothing in [Vii gold brick
line being a circumstance to it. Tbe
Slocan had a painful illustration of its
workings two yearsago,showing how
/completely this prohibitive law falls
,to prohibit. And now Toronto has a
■taste of it. Labor Officer Williams,
■svl.o is investigating charges against
firms in that city for alleged importations of labor from tbe United States,
sflays the law appliis only to naturalized citizens of the United States. A
■number of firms have imported Hebrews from New York who were unnaturalized, and consequently the
law doesn't reach tbem. Wouldn't
.that rasp you 1
Daring January three promising
•mining properties were bonded in
the camp for sums aggregating $128,-
000, being the forerunners of a long
list of transactions that are certain to
be closed during the ensuing season.
This division now occupies a leading
.position among the mining sections of
the province, and its resources have
become widely known and recogniz-
■ed among mining men in the weet.
No other camp offers better induce-
inents for capital, of which there will
be an abundance offering for Investment this summer. The deals already effected are a great advertisement for ns and will help along the
forward movement. For this and
many other reasons, the people of this
favored burg are very confident and
,cheery.    ___________
A memorial service tn honor of our
late Queen will be held in the Music
Hall, on Saturday afternoon, commencing at 2.30. Uev. Mr. McKee
will have charge of the affair. Ali
business houses will be eloeed from 9
•n the morning till evening, and all
wot1* suspended. A procession will
form*"- • r| Oddfellows'Hall at 2
o'clock ui iroh to tho place of service. Th.i II be made up of the
•citizens, 'Jddfeuows, Orangemen and
Miners' Union, followed by the public school children.
Born.—In New Denver, on Jan. 25,
Mrs. H. C. Thomlinson, of a son.
Nelson won the hookey championship at the Sandon carnival during
the week. ,
It Is reported round the town that
n big strike had been made on tlie
A letter bas been received from J.
Miller, stating that he had arrived
home safely.
There are renewed rumors that the
Galena Farm, near Silverton, will
resume operations.
The citizens were not represented
nt Nelson, Tuesday, over the Goat
creek water rights.
Father Cote will hold a concert at
Sandon, Friday night, in aid of the
Roman Catholic church.
Severnl parties here purpose taking in the masquerade ball at New
Denver, next Thursday.
The local hockov team was defeated at Sandon, Thursday night. The
boys report an elegant time.
Sunday evening a memorial service wns held In St Paul's church,
in memory of our late Queen.
Twenty-one men aro employed on
the Hartney, New Donver. The
mine will ship 200 tons by April.
Tomorrow has been Bet apart by
tho Dominion government for general
mourning for Her Majesty Queen
There will be no service In the
Presbyterian church next Sunday,
owing to the opening of the Methodist church.
Thc license commissioners meet at
New Denver on the 9th, to considers
third application for a license for the
Next Tuesday evening a fancy
drer-s carnival will be hold in the
sk-itir.g rink. Suitable prizes will
be awarded.
Died—Ir Slocan, on Jan. 28, the
infant daughter of Mr, and Mrs. J.
Calbert. They have the sympathy
of the community.
R. A. Bradshaw, postmaster, returned with his bride on Thursday.
The kids' band gave them an entbu-
siatic serenade in the cveninr.
A meeting of those interested in
the formation of a rifle club here will
hn held in The Dbiix office next
Wednesday night, at 8 o'clock.
The managers of Knox church desire to thank the young men of the
town for so kindly assisting at the
bachelor's social recently held.
II. T. Lowery, of the Ledge, and
W. Cllffe, of tbe Sandon Review, were
here SaUirday. Sunday it thawed
and tbejwxt day the sun shrine.
W. jjug|epel, inspector of government os*tpk was here Monday, overhauling the books of thc local office.
Needless to Bay, his duties were easily performed and the O.K. passed.
A Jap sport, on Wednesday, was
fined $50 and costs and $25 and costs
for selling liquor without a license
and for keeping a house of ill fame.
John Bull and John Foley were the
presiding justices.
Rev. J. G. Duncan, formerly Presbyterian missionary at Silverton, has
been so injudicious as to tell his opinion of that burg to the press. For his
temerity the Silvertonlan has lifted
his scalp, hair and ail.
Some time ago The Drill ventured
a mild roast on the Northwest Magazine of St. Paul and Winnipeg for not
keeping faith with  its subscribers
here. During the week several back
numbers of the periodical put in an
The most strikingly dressed window in town is that of Bennett & Co.,
in memory of the Queen. It is draped
in deep black, interlaced with national colors, while In the centre Is
Her Majesty's picture,surmounted by
crossed flags. Tbo window has a
good effect.
Hssre la as Cuckoo,
A letter addressed to the defunct
News was placed in The Drill box
Wednesday. Ii was from a Toronto
advertising agency, enclosing copy
of an advertisement for tea. It was
to be two inches double column, in
preferred position, and changed
weekly for one month. Papers were
also to be sent to agency and advertiser. For all of this the News would
get the munificent price of ten conts
per inch gross. Then eastern people
wonder why there is no salvatiou for
western newspaper men.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Sur
veyor & Mining
Will Develope the Hamilton.
Ralph Gillette and Mike Damico
intend to commence work on the
Hamilton group, Twelve Mile, next
week. The property adjoins theV
& M and Bachelor groups and is an
old location. There are two leads
crossing the group and quite a lot of
work has been done. One drift Is in
150 feet and another 125 feet, and it
is in this lower tunnel that the work
will be done. There is a good showing of ore, assaying $20 in gold and
150 oz in silver.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
I HEREBY give notice thatA.C.Behne
has failed to perform bis assessment
work on the Truro mineral claim for the
year ending August 30,1900. And I give
notice that, unless tbo said Al. Behne
pa <, this proportion of said assessment,
amounting to $50, and all costs attached
thereto, 1 sball claim his interest In the
said mineral claim, under section 4 of
the Mineral Act, Amendment Act, 1900
Dated at Slocan City this 24th day of
November, 1900.
Tobacconists' Supplies
of every deseription can bo had at   ouan's Leading Store.
Tobaccos, chewing and smoking, of tbe best brands kept In
stock; also Cigars and Cigarettes.   Fruits if all kinds kept in
their season.   The most toothsome Confectionery always on.
sale.   Stationery also bandied.
the Miner's Tailor, is the place,
For a Nioe Winter Suit.      Perfect Fit Guaranteed.      We use o lly Al.
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.       Three Doors Scuth of Postoflice.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, H. P. Christie being mining
Jan 24—Hyderabad 1-6, F J Sheran to
Mrs PC Wereley; $40.
Bonnie Doon 5-lt>, F L Christie to J H
25—Two Friends M, Sheriff Tuck to A
York, $3,000.
Whit* Pine %, C W Greenlee to Jas
Duplex, 1-6 to each, Geo Soncey to J
T Beaucbesne and Jas Livingstone.
Ottawa 1-12, W K Clement to W E
All tne Latest Works.
Full Stock of Stationery,
Toys and Novelties.
Pioneer Livery
find Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General  Packing and For-
.   warding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire is, reasonable rates.
Enterprise Pi-actions,! Mineral Olsslm.
Situate in the Slocan City Mininf; Division o( West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Adjoining the Enterprise, on Ten Milo creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T.
Twigg, as agent for the Enterprise (British Columbia) Mines,Ltd., Free Miner's
Certificate No. B36328,intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to applv to the
Mining Recorder for a. ceitificate 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 ot
Dated this 29th dav of November, 1900.
jO-11-OC H. T. TW1GG, Aes-nt
Methodist Ohnreh Opening.
The new Methodist church will b,,
opened for service next Sunday* At
the morning service Rev. Mr. McKce
will preach the initial sermon at 11
o'clock. At 8 p.m. the communion
of the Lord's Supper will be dispensed
by Pastor Roberts, assisted bv Kev.
A. M. Sanford, of Sandon.' The
•evening sermon will be preached by
Mr. Sanford. at 7 30. Collections will
be taken up in aid of the building
fund. A hearty in. it.-ition is extended to all to be presc.:,. Special music
4s being prepared for all the services
of the day.
George Chapman was the namo of
ihe unfortunate who lost his life last
week in the Sandon fire. He was a
■slothes cleanerand death was caused
by suffocation.
Barrister & Solicitor,
Notary Public,
Winter Carnival!
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-
Curling Bonspiel,
from Tuesday to (Saturday,
Feb. lath  to  i6th, 1901.
includes:   Eight
Curling Contests, under the auspices of tbe Kootenay Curling
Association; Hockey Tournament for senior, junior and ladies' championships of British
Columbia; Snowshoe Races, Ski
Races, Skating Races, (or provincial championships and for
men and boys; Cutter and Dog
Races; Coasting Contests; Carnival Masquerade.
$3,000 in Trophies & Prizes.
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Clyde Hlntiml Claim.
Situate in tha Slocan City Mining Division of tbe West Kootenay District
Where located:—On first north fork
of Lemon creek,
TAKE NOTICE tbat I, Roher* Scott
Lflnnie, acting as agent for The Chapleau
Consolidated Gold Mining Co., Ltd., F.
M.C. No.B37'02, intend.sixty days from
tbe date hereof, to apply t> tha Mining
Recorder for a certificate of improvements, tor the purpose of obtaining a
Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action.
under section 37, roust be commenced
before tbe issuance of such certificate of
Dated this28thday of November. 1900.
7-12 00 R. 8.LENME
Trentou Miner'*.! Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Minim* Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On the divide between Eight Mile and Ten Mile
TAKE NOTICE that I, J.M. McGie-
gor, acting as agent for George Kydd,
free miner's certificate No. B3C350, intend, sixty days from tbe date hereof, to
apply to tne Mining Recorder 'or a certificate of improvements, for tho purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
D ited this 6th day of November, 1000.
21-12-00 .1. M. McGregor
Fresh Groceries
are what the people want and we always have them.
We have just got in a big consignment from the east.
We have a large assortment of Cross & Blackwell's
goods.   Groceries are our specialty.
          T. McNeish & Co.
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
Blacksmith Coal.
Gwiilim & Johnson,
B. C
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles Furnished.
Slocan,      -      -     B. C.
Stai City iters'
No. 62, W. F. of n.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Ilall. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
The Murcutt Branch
ofthe W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 8 p.m. Next meeting in the Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishing t. join.
Mrs. W. J.Andbswb, Mbs.M.D.McKek
President. Cor. Secretary.
No More
Have installed anew machine
for manufacturing Stovepipes
and Airpipes. They go together
like a charm. Patronise home
industry and have an unruffled
Somerset, Cnlsimulss No. 5, Kvessirss; fitur
No. 8, Silver Crown, Eclipse No. 2,
Kollpse No. ii  Fraction, and
Unknown Group Mineral Claims.
Situate In the Slocan City Mining Division of tbe West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Near the head of
Dayton creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for Hugh Sutherland, Free Miner's Certificate No.B2tt789,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for aer-
tiftcates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown grants ot the
above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
beforo the issuance of-such certificates oi
Dated this 25th day of October,1900,
21-12-00 J.M. McGREGOR
Fraction  and  Kt-enlsig  Star «Jo. 0
Mineral Claims.
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 Drill office will bo forwarded. Mail orders promptly attended to. All Union workmen employed.
and Jeweler.
Nelson, B.C
H. J.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where locatsd: About two miles
northeast of Slocan City.
TAKE NOTICE that we, David Saul-
ter, free miner's certificate No. B14389,
and Duncan Graham, free miner's certiflcate No B20843, as lo one-half each,
undivided interest, in the above-named
claims, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to tbe Mining
Recorder for Certificates of Improve-
ments, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of tho above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.
Dated this 20th day of December, 1000.
per annum,
In our new and handsomely illustrated catalogue you will find full
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A copy of this catalogue will be cheerfully
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Still continue to operate
first-class Sleepers on
all trains from Revelstoke and Kootenay
Landing; also Tourist
Cars,passing Dunmore
Junction daily for St.
Paul; Saturdays for
Hon treat and Boston;
Mondays and Thursdays for Toronto. The
same cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.
No trouble to quote
rates and give you a
pointer regarding the
Eastern Trip you contemplate taking. Fall
and Winter schedule
now effective.
For time-tables, rates, and rail information call on or address nearest
local a.gent, or—
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A.O. P. A.,
Vancouver, Co Bobby Burns
■ 1
The following linen were written by
Thomas Holwell on the occasion of the
celebration of the centenary of Burns'
birthday at Shakespeare, Perth Co,,
Ont., to his friend Alex Mitchell:
No warrior's theme is ours tonight
Of laurels won in bloody fight,
Or battle field's soul-sickening sight,
So often lost and won.
A nobler cause now calls us forth;
In memory of departed worth—
We're met to celebrate the birth
Of Scotia's favorite son.
One hundred summers' suns have shone,
A hundred winters come and gone,
Bince Bobby Burns, the plowman s son
A child of earth became.
And many a summer's sun shall glow,
And manv a writer come and go,
E're our fiearta shall cease to overflow
In honor of his name.
There's not a Briton that should fail,
Be he Anglo-Saxon, Celt or Gael,
The poet's natal day to hail
Who sang so sweet a lay.
For there's none among the living men,
Tho he live for three-score years and ten
Shall e'er behold his like attain,
The Bard's centennial day.
His youth was spent mid toil and care,
His path beset with many a snare,
But Scotia's bard did ne'er despair-
He won his way to fame.
With noble soul he walked erect,
And cared not for the world's neglect;
This night well drink in deep respect
A bumper to his name.
The bard, although of humble birth,
Despised the great ones of the earth
If destitute ofreal worth
Or oppressions of mankind.
He valued not their titles vain,
Their spacious halls or wide domain,
Their noble blood he did disdain,
If not of noble mind.
From humble life the poet drew
His characters, so bold and true,
And placed before the fancy's view
Their faults and virtue** too.
And who so able to portray
The voice and virtues of the day,
As he who had in every way
The various scenes been through.
Wherever Scotia's sons may roam,
I care not from what part they come,
Be it Lowland dale or Highland home,
They all the Bard revere.
Be their path where Indian suns do glow,
Or where the southern breezes blow,
Or 'mid Canadian frost and snow,
His momory will be dear.
80 long as Scotia's mountains stand
Shall annual meet the social band,
In native home or foreign land,
N,  To celebrate his name.
Ani long aa time its ages roll
8hail all admire his noble aoul,
Then let us drain the flowing bowl
In honor of his name.
The business of Robert Burns was
love-making All love is good, but
some kinds of love are better than
•others. Through Burns' perchant for
falling in love we have his songs.
A Burns biograph is simply a record
ef his love affairs, and the spasms of
repentance that followed his lapses are
made manifest in religious verse. *
Poetry is the very earliest form of
literature, and is the natural expression
ef a parson in love; and 1 suppose we
might aa well admit the fact at once,
that without love there would be no
Poetry is the bill and coo of sex.
All poets are lovers, and all lovers,
either actual or potential, are poets.
Potential poets are the people who read
poetry, and so without lovers the poet
would never have a market for his
If you cease to be moved by religious
emotions; if your spirit is no longer
surged by music and yon do not linger
over certain lines of poetry, It is because the love instinct in your heart
has withered to ashes of roses. It is
Idle to Imagine Bobby Burns as a staid
member of the Kirk; had he been, there
would now be no Bobby Burns.
Tbe literary ebullitions of Robert
Burns, he himself has told us, began
shortly after he reached the age of in
discretion; and the occasion was his
being paired in the hay-field, according
to Scottish custom, with a bonnie lassie.
This custom of pairing still endures,
and is what the students of sociology
call an expeditious move.
The Scotch are great economists—the
greatest in the world. Adam Smith,
the father of the science of economics,
was a .Scotchman and Draper, author of
"A History of Civilization," flatly declares that Adam Smith's "Wealth of
Nations" has influenced the people of
■earth for good more than any book ever
written—save none. The .Scotch are
great conservators of energy.
The practice ot pairing men and
women in the hay-field gets the work
done. One man and woman going
down the grass-grown path afield might
linger and dally by the way. They
would never make hay, but a company
of a dozen or more men and women
would not only roach the field but would
sio a lot of work. In Scotland the bay-
haivest is short—when tho giass is tn
bloom, just right to make the beat hay,
it must be cut. And so the men and
women, the boys and girls sally forth
It is a jolly picnic time, looked forward
to with fond anticipation, and gazed
back upon with sweet sad memories, or
otherwise as tbe case may be.
But they all make hay while the sun
shines and count it joy. Liberties are
allowed during haying time that otherwise would bo declared scandalous;
during baying time the Kirk waives
her censor's right and priest and people
mingle joyously.
Wives are not jealous during hay
harvest, and husbands never fault-find
because they each tret even by allowing
a mutual license.
In Scotland during haying time every
married man works alongside of some
other man's wife. To the psychologist
it is somewhat curious how the desire
for propriety is over-ridden by a stronger
desire—the desire for the shilling. Tbe
Scotch farmer says "anything to get the
hay in"—and by loosening a bit of the
strict bands of social custom the hay is
In the hay-harvest the law of natural
selection holds; and trysts continue year
after year. Old lovers meet, touch
hands in a friendly scuffle for a fork,
drink from the same jug, recline at noon
and eat lunch in the shade of a friendly
stock and talk to heart's content as they
Maud Muller on a summer's day
Of course this joyousnesa of the haying-time is not wholly monopolized by
the Scotch. Haven't you seen the jolly
haying parties in Southern Germany,
France, Switzerland and the Tyrol?
How the bright costumes of the men
and jaunty attire of the women gleam
in the glad sunshine! But the practice
of pairing is carried to a degree of per
fection in Scotland that 1 have not
noticed elsewhere. Surely it is a great
economic scheme!
It is like that invention of a Connecticut man which utilizes the ebb and
flow of the ocean tides to turn a gristmill. And it seems queer that no one
has ever attempted to utilize the waste
of dynamic force involved in the main-
tainance of the company sofa.
In Ayrshire I have started out with a
haying party of twenty—ten men and
ten women—at six o'clock in the morning and worked until six at night. I
never worked so hard or did so much.
All day long there was a fire of jolly
jokes and jibes, interspersed with song,
while beneath all ran a gentle hum of
confidential interchange of thought.
The man who owned the field was there
to direct our efforts and to urge us on
by merry raillery, threat and joyous
rivalry. The point in this—we did the
Take heed, ye Captains of Industry,
and note this truth, that when men and
women work together, under right
influences, much good is accomplished
and the work ia pleasurable. Of course
there are vinegar-faced philosophers
who say that the Scotch custom of pair
ing young men and maiden in the hay
field is not without its effect on esoterics,
also on vital statistics; and I'm willing
to admit there may be danger in the
scheme, but life is a dangerous business
anyway—few get out of it alive—Elbert
Hubbard, in "Little Journeys to the
domes of English Authors."
COAL   tH    B. C.
The finding of extensive coal deposits
such as we have in the Similkameen
and Nicola Lake districts, opens up
wonderful possibilities in the establish
ing of a great industry. Mining for tbe
"Black Diamond" has built up Nanaimo
on Vancouver Island. Several busy
towns have sprung up along the C.P.R
Crow's Neat Route which are entirely
supported by the coal mines. The won
derful extent of tbe coal fields in that
district can be imagined from the folio1
ing statistics:
The Crow's Nest Coal Company are
paying taxes at the rate of $25 per acre
on 10,209 acres of coal land.
They are working on a block of 480
acres which will yield «i00,000,000 tons
of coal, at 8,000 tons per day the output
will last 40 years, or an average of
1,000,000 tons per year.
It ie estimated that the 10,2C9 acres
will, with scientific mining, produce
90,000 tons per acre, or a grand total of
718,810,000 tons, having a valuation of
$1,887,620,000 less cost of mining and
interest of capital invested.
When it is considered that the coal
supply of B. C. at the present time is
greatly exceeded by the demand and
that thcro is a great scarcity of coal in
all populous centres on the American
continent to-day, the value of our coal
deposits cannot be overworked. With
two first-class markets, the Boundary
country and the Pacific coast cities, the
Similkameen coal fields will, as soon as
railroad facilities are afforded the district, become the most important producers in the province. The most important point to be considered in the
working of coal mines is the distance
from the mine to the consumer.
With adequate transportation the
coal mines around Princeton will be
situated at an equal distance from the
smelting points in the Boundary and
the cities of Vancouver and New Westminster. The haul to any of these
points will not exceed 150 miles and
will place our mines in such a position
tbat they will be able to compete successfully with any of the coal producing
centres in British Columbia—Similkameen Star.
The mineral industry of Canada has
become of such importance that The
Engineer and Mining Journal of New
York has started the publication of a
supplement to be issued monthly, and
to be devoted especially to the mining
and metallurgical interests of Canada.
"The progress of Canada In this respect
has been marked during recent years,"
says the E. & M. Journal. "The value
and variety of its mineral production
has gained rapidly and steadily. In
the far West and North the mines of
British Columbia and of the Yukon
have made Canada a gold producer of
great importance, its total output of
»26,000,000 in 1900 exceeding tbat of
Russia and falling below those of the
United States and Australasia only.
British Columbia also contributes its
production of silver, copper and lead
that of copper especially growing In im
portance. Western Ontario in the
centre and Nova Scotia on the east add
to the gold output.
"In coal and mineral fuel Canada has
extensive resources on both the Atlantic
and Pacific coasts, while both have val
uable deposits of iron ore, to which
must be added the great deposits of the
Michipicoten and Atlkokan ranges in
Ontario, the development of which has
only just been begun. Nor must we
forget tbe nickel ores of Sudbury dis
trict, the most valuable of the kind in
the world.
"Canadians in the past have not fully
realized the value of their minerals, but
they are now doing more to develop
and utilize them than ever before. This
is especially the case with the iron ores
The great works of the Dominion Steel
Company in Cape Breton; the Hamilton
and Midland furnaces in Ontario; and
other works projected and in progress
will help to give Canada the important
place as an iron and steel making country to which her resources in fuel and
ores entitle her.
H. R. Jastrow, in the Mining & En
gineering Journal of New Vork, says:—
Possibly no European country that possesses mineral deposits to any extent
has been so unfortunate in the develop
ment of its mining industries as Portu
gal. Among the list of natural reeour
ces existing in this little kingdom,mines
occupy a front rank. In many districts
there are deposits of iron, antimony,
copper, tin and coal. These minerals,
which abound in various sections, would
be a source of considerable wealth to
the country under a system of serious
and energetic development. But up to
the present little or no practical pro
gress has been made in this direction,
with the result that the country is
gradually being left far behind in in
dust rial and economic advancement.
Thus far, altogether K0 mining con
cessions have been granted in Portugal,
covering an area of about 110,320 acres;
512 concessions represent mines with an
area of 67,886 acres, producing metallic
ores; 29, with 18,840 acres, produce coal;
12 are coal and iron mines (22,700 acres),
while 7 concessions represent ground
containing deposits, amounting to 1,894
acres, of asphalt, graphite, asbestos, etc
Even the mines, for which concessions
have been obtained, are little developed,
the majority being untouched, notwith
standing the fact that few need deep
boring;. On the contrary, almost •> all
the large deposits can easily be worked
for many years before heavy expenditures for shaft sinking will become
Practically the only Portuguese mines
in actual operation at present are the
copper deposits at San Domingos and
Tinoca; the coal mines of Pejao.Buarcos,
Pascal deBaixo and Ban Pedro daCova;
tbe manganese mines of Freixal, For-
ragudo and Cerro das Camas Freixas;
the lead mines of Bracal and Malbada;
the Iron mines of Ay res and San Bar
tholomeco and the antimony mines of
Tapada do Padre and Valle de Achas
In these mines the production is comparatively small, only about 8,000 per
sons in all being employed in the com
biiieil industries.
Aside from matters of finance.another
great obstacle in the way of Portugal's
growth as a mineral producer is the
serious lack of transportation facilities
Almost all the mines are located in the
interior, some distance from both thc
railroads and the sea. The shipment
of ores to the chief markets is therefore
attended with considerable expense
and as long as the want of such facilities
is felt little will doubtless be done in
•he mines farthest inland. There are,
however, numerous deposits so rich in
ores that it would pay to lay tracks
either to the main railroad lines or to
the water.
During the past year Portugal's iron
mines have been the subject of careful
investigation and study at the hands of
engineers.owing to the fact that several
enterprising Portuguese have conceived
the plan of building blast furnaces and
iron works and thus laying the foundation for a home iron industry. There
is plenty of iron ore, easily accessible,
and the deposits are sufficiently rich to
provide for an extensive industry for
many years, not only enough for home
consumption but for export. Coal Is
also plentiful. San Pedro da Cova
alone possesses 4,000 acres of anthracite,
while the supply of soft anthracite in
San Pedro Is estimated at 11,600,000
tons. In addition there is a large
supply of brown coal in Leiria, the
suitability of which has already been
proven, as well as the lump coal mines
of Cabo Mondege, whose wealth is considered inestimable, and which will produce easily between 80,000 and 100,000
tons annually. Other products useful
in the steel industry that exist in quantities, and of good quality, are limestone and manganese ore.
CABK   OF   HKAI/ril.
Our great annual plague of colds is in
full swing. Almost everybody is either
about to have, or has, or is just recovering from a cold. Cold-cures are selling
by the ton. The druggists and the
doctors and the undertakers are reaping
a great harvest.
There are three main causes of this
First—Indigestion from overeating
aud rapid eating.
Second—Too heavy clothing.
Third—Overheated houses.
A human being who is always shoveling in another meal upon the still undigested preceding meal is always in
condition to catch anything that may
be going. As the cold is the easiest
thing to catch, all these overeaters havo
We dress for the house as if we lived
outdoors—especially the men. The
average man, sitting in his office or at
home,with the temperature higher thau
it would be on a summer day, has on a
thick winter suit and a thick suit of
underwear—enough covering adequately to protect him if he were walking
about briskly in the open air on a bitter
winter day. The women are more
sensible in this respect, hence their
greater freedom from colds.
Our houses are heated with an almost
poisonous dry heat to a point that
makes the skin shrivel and crack.
Do yon notice your furniture, how it
dries out and falls to pieces? Yet
American furniture is especially seasoned and put together with a particular
kind of glue with a view to meeting the
American conditions of fierce dry heat.
If the furniture can't stand this heat,
what must be its effect upon the body ?
Living rooms that are chilly are not
healthful. But they are less unhealthful
than living rooms that are filled with
hot, dry, stale air.
If you wish to avoid colds you must
avoid the cause of colds.
Samuel Hill, son-in-law of James J.
Hill, and prominent in railroad circles
in Minnesota, has just returned from
abroad. In reference to the new railroad being constructed in Northern
Sweden under the Arctic circle, he
says: There have been extensive discoveries of iron ore in that region and
the new road now extends 260 miles
from the iron range to the Baltic sea.
In the other direction a railroad is being
graded and will be finished within a
year that will enable this ore to be
shipped to Atlantic tide water. Mr.
Hill says that, unlike the Minnesota
ore, which is as coarse as gravel, the
Swedish ore is as fine as sand. "It
seems strange," he continued, "that the
best railroad in Europe, from a tonnage
standpoint, should be laid under the
Arctic circle These trains haul 40
cars, each having a capacity of 26 tons
or what railroad men would call trains
of 1,000 revenue tons. When we remember that the discovery of soft iron
ore in Minnesota affected Britain's trade
more seriously than anything that had
happened in 20 years, the wonderful
possibilities following the shipment of
this across the channel to England becomes apparent. Returning cargoes of
coal for the operation of the road and
for general purposes still further indicate the importance of this ore discovery and the transportation problem involved in It. Thus far no coal has been
discovered tributary to the ore."—Iron
and Steel.
"Well,' said Mark Twain to she
amateur photographer, "you didn't
miss me altogether, as the sheriff of
the jail at Pretoria did. I visited
there and tried to cheer up the prisoners by telling them that if they
weren't in that jail they'd probably
be in some other. I told them they
ought to be thankful that they didn't
have to worry about where their next
meal was coming from—as I did.
"The Bheriff liked me so well he
wanted to keep me tor a year or two,
but I told him that I had promised to
patronize home industries when I
needed any jails.
"He said he was sorry, for he'd
rather have me for a prisoner since
he had heard me lecture that any
one he knew."
It was on his first visit to the Pretoria jail, to see the Johannesburg
reformers, that Mark Twain Bald It
had been the dream of his life to get
Into jail, but misfortune dogged his
footsteps. Whenever he had committed anything it always happened
that no witnesses were around, and
he had never had sufficient reputation for veracity to get himself convicted without corroborative evidence.
"There is no place on earth," he
said, "where a man could get such
uninterrupted quiet as In fail. 'Pilgrim's Progress' would never have
been written if Bunyan had not been
in jail, and Cervantes was privileged
to suffer in durance vile, and thus
was enabled to write 'Don Quixote.'
These two roamed about on the wings
ot imagination describing perils and
enjoying the intoxicating delights of
war without personal danger."
Twain ended by telling the prisoners that the insidious charms of jail
life would increase the longer they
remained in jail. He said he felt
this so strongly that he meant .0 ask
Oom Paul to extend their sentences.
—New York Journal.
Why celebrate Christmas? What
have we to do with the birth of the
Prophet ot the brotherhood of man ?
There is no peace on earth, there is
no good will toward men. Those in
power, those, unfortunately, who have
Influence—the Church and state—do
not want peace on earth or good will
toward men. Trust magnates and
Methodist bishops agree alike on this
and there are many,very many,with
slanted craniums who follow these
bellwethers down to death. Yet
America will celebrate Christmas;
and heaven will sigh—and hell will
A Merry Christmas, then, to the
widow and orphan of the dead Tagal 1
A Merry Christmas to the desolate
home of tho Boer! A Merry Christmas to hungry thralls and hopeless
helots I A Merry Christmas to the
starving and shivering—their name
is legion—this December morn 1 A
Merry Christmas all up and down the
line of plutocracy's lurid tragedy of
Gehenna turned loose on earth 1 A
Merry Christmas—and a Happy New
Tear—for God only intended this land
for rich gamblers and cunning fa klrs
and rough riders,and if you will only
believe such rot, and keep your month
•hat, you will be gloriously happy—
after you give ap the ghost.—The
New Dispensation.
"Down in the south," remarked a
man at one ot the clnbe, "there exists
more of a religious atmosphere than
there is here in the north. So much
of the stories they tell have a sectarian flavor to them. One that I heard
while In Charleston was entirely new
to me, and it appeared to be so in the'
circle of gentlemen where I heard 'A.
It ran this way: A dignified old
gentleman stood on one ot the city
wharves watching an old darkey who
was fishing. No word passed between them until the darkey landed
a good-sized l ish. This was unbooked
and there was a look of disgust on
the face of the fisherman as he threw
the fish back into the water.
"Why did you throw that fish back
into the water instead of keeping
him, uncle?" queried the onlooker.
"Ho no good, massa."
"What kind ot a fish was it?"
"We calls'em Baptist fish, Bah."
"And why Baptist fish, uncle?"
"Ah couldn't say to' sure, massa,
but I spects It's because dey spiles
soon as you gets 'em outen the water."
—Globe Democrat.
Petrified Flah.
One ot the wonders of the world is
tu be found in Colorado, where certain mineral beds ot the nature of
slaty coal occur. These beds, containing millions upon millions of pet-
rifled fish, cover hundreds of square
miles in the north-western part of the
State. They extend a distance ot 100
miles in the direction of Green River,
and "shelve out" for 100 miles more
toward the interior ot the State. In
some places, says Science Sittings,
these beds—almost a solid mass of
perfectly fossilized fish—are from 150
to 200 feet in thickness. A point of
great interest is the fact that they lie
about 8,000 feet above sea level; to
whieh extent the land is proved to
have risen.
The sight of a pleasure in which
we can not or else will not share
moves us to a particular impatience.
It may be because we are envious, or
because we are sad, or because we
dislike noise and romping, being so
refined, or because, being so philosophic, we have an overweighlng
sense ot life's gravity; ut least, aa we
go on In years, we are all tempted to
trown upon our neighbor's pleasure.
People aro nowadays so fond ot resisting temptations; hero Is one to be
resisted. They aro fond of self-denial; hero is a propensity that cannot
be too peremptorily denied. There
Is an Idea abroad among moral people that they should make their
neighbors good. One parson I have
to make good—myself. Bat my duty
to my neighbor is much moro nearly
expressed by saying that I- hare to
make him happy, if I may.—Robert
Louis Stevenson.
Iu China the wheelbarrow is she
favorite vehicle, although the Emperor seldom rides in one, as he
prefers the palanquin.
BaKino   Powder,
b a pure baking powder—
no alum, lime or ammonia.
No acid but that from grapes
—which is pure, pleasant and
healthful—enters into Dr. Price's
Baking Powder.
Fruit acids are accounted by
hygienists the most important of
the elements of the food of man,
and of these the acid of the grape
is most prominent.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking
Powder is not only the most efficient and perfect of leavening
agents, but owing to its constituents is likewise promotive of health.
Notb.—Tlicrs* are nmny cheap tut; mi: powders
mail* of siliiin I irliiK, the celebrates!
chemist, 'jr. thnt alum illsnrsleis tha
M1.n1.11 ii ami mum acidity aud *j ..pcpsia* TSlHRIt   IT.
II vou're sore
To the core,
With aching bones,
And iiusky tones
When yon speak.
And you're weak
1„ the knees.
And you sneeze,
?nd often coujfh
Your head near Oft,
And you note
That vour throat
Feels*qu*t0 raw,
And your jaw
Feels as if
You'd got a bin
And dull pains
Vex your brains,
Then you ve caught it,
You have jrot it-
It's the grip.
K you feel
The heat steal
O'er your frame
Like a fiame,
Till you burn
And you yearn
For chunks of ice
^t »ny price,
Then like a flash
Tho shivers dash
From head to feet,
A chill complete,
Aud vou shake,
And you quake,
And theres desire
For a tiro
And something" hot
Right on the spot *
To quickly drink,
And you think
Bight there and then
You 11 ne'er bo warm ag-ain,
Thin you've caught it,
You have got it —
It's the grip.
It's in tho air,
it's everywhere;
The microbe of the grip
It's on another trip,
And up and down,
Through all the town,
Bv night and day
It seeks its prey,
And it's the fad
And you are sad,
Or even mad,
Or if you sneeze,
Or cough or wheeze,
Or feel too warm,
Or chills alarm
To wear a look of grim dismay
And hoarsely say:
"I've caught it,
I've got it—
It's the. grip "
—Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
Hew Dsjnrer Ledge.
Never in the history of New Denver
has an event been so universally participated in and heartily endorsed aa
Ihe memorial service held in Bosun hall
lait Saturday afternoon. Every citizen
ami every child in town took advantage
of the opportunity to express their love
and esteem for the most womanly
queen and queenly woman that ever
lived--Victoria tbefGood.
It in doubtful if there hae ever been a
more impressive service held in a mining camp tbe world over than that of
Saturday.   All classes, all shades, all
sizes, all characters joined heartily in
the service, and it seemed that upon
this occasion, at leaat, all felt that they
could lay aside any social or intellectual
differences that may exist and, with one
heart and voice.do honor to the memory
of the Queen that has been the Mother
ot England all these years.
The hall was tastefully draped in
black, tbe stage drapings being particularly well hung. Two large pictures
of the Queen were displayed, heavily
draped, black being artistically interwoven with ribbon of a royal purple
The Stars and Stripes drooped side by
tide with the Union Jack. There was
■eating capacity for 850 and every
available chair and bench was occupied
u wall aa the stairway leading to the
gallery. In the neighborhood of 400
people were in the building, and a moro
earnest, loyal crowd was never gathered
About 1:80 o'clock the march was begun (rom Union Hall, led by the band
One hundred men were in line,composed
of tlie fraternal societies and members
of the Miners' Union. The dead march
by the band was particularly well rendered. With the first sad strains the
impressiveness of the occasion seemed
to touch lhe heart of the whole people,
ami the town assumed a stillness that
»aa like the stillness of death. With
the entrance of the mourners in line the
hall was quickly filled, a few seats being
reserved for ladies and their escorts
that wore soon to arrive from Silverton.
On the arrival of the s.s. Slocan tho
audience was increased by about 76
Irom Silverton.
Programs appropriate for the occasion
"«re distributed, with the hymns that
were to be sung printed thereon, thus
making it convenient for everyone to
loin in the service.
The addresses by Revs. Alexander
and Roberts were deeply effective, that
of the. latter being unusually interesting
in that ho was fortunate enough to be
able to recite incidents of his youth
when he waH at the old home, and frequently saw the good Queen as she
drove by in her carriage, incidents that
"bowed tho love of the youth of Eng-
■and for the Mother of their land.
lhe, Horseshoe group of five claims
Is situated on the west side of Arrow
lake, about three miles bolow Nakusp.
Ibe owners, Rose, McPhoe and Mur-
thison, have been working tho property
'or several months. Tho ground is soft
and requires little powder. Tho lead is
very wide, a tunnel driven 60 feet has
not yet reached the hanging wall.
Slight values in gold have been obtained.
The ore Is similar to that found in the
Republic camp. The Horseshoe camp
is an Ideal spot for a mine. Plenty of
timber, and on the lake shore
The largest consolidated gold fund in
the world la in the United States treas
ury.   On the 1st ult. it amounted to
Australia requires mine superintend
cuts to be licensed, and fines a miner
for returning to a missed-flre shot within
three hours' time.
To lubricate the cylinder of the gas
engine try finely pulverized graphite
fed into the cylinder through the suction
pipe with the air and gas.
Chemically pure lead is not in sum
cient demand to be quoted commercially, but can be had from any prominent
dealer In assayers' supplies.
Fine wire cloth will help in making a
lasting steamtight joint with putty or
rubber. It helps to hold the material
together, preventing its being blown
With a well proportioned charge of
gas and air, and a well ventilated mine,
tho fumes from the exhaust of a gas
engine should not constitute a serious
detriment to its use.
To harden a steel tool for a special
purpose, heat it to a cherry red, drive
tbe point into a cake of lead, and leave
it there until it ia cold, lt will prove to
be hard and tough.
Traction engines have hauled 30 tons
ore daily, a distance of 80 miles, over a
road with long 10 per cent grades, from
Blsbee, Arizona, at an estimated cost
for labor, fuel and oil of 27 cents per
In one form of use of the cyanide pro
cess the ore is treated in revolving bar
rels instead of in a vat, the company
claiming that the percentage of extrac
tion is greater and the time required
At tbe Green Mountain mine, one of
the Anaconda, Montana, copper proper
ties, copper has been found by the diamond drill at a depth of 2200 feet. The
High Ore shaft is to have a depth of
4000 feet.
Manganese bronse in the form of
sheet*, for mining screens, is sometimes
used, acid mine waters having no action
on it. For rolling into sheets a mixture
containing more copper and less man
ganese is bow employed.
It is 42 years since George Jackson
made the first recorded discovery of
gold in Colorado, at Jackson's bar, now
Idaho Springs. It Is 58 years since J.
W. Marshall made the historical dis
covery of gold at Coloma, California.
At Cripple Creek, Colorado, the miner
may go up to his work from the town
on an electric car, go down in the mine
by an electric hoist, operated by electric
signals, the shaft being kept dry by an
electric pump, do his work by an electric
light, talk to the town and thence to
the world by an electric telephone, ran
a drill electrically operated, and fire his
shots by an electric blast.
In any given conditions minerals
tend to assume the forms most stable
under those conditions. Since the conditions prevailing during vein formation are very different (rom those prevailing afterwards, it may be inferred
that tbe products of the first process
might easily be changed. Such is, Indeed, the case, as one finds many altered
rocks which have evidently undergone
more than one change. Especially near
the surface, under the influence of oxidizing waters, the minerals formed in
the rocks along veins are apt to suffer
great changes. Examples are frequent,
showing that tbe minerals which filled
the open spaces along a vain have been
completely dissolved and partly or
wholly replaced by others. This is par
ticularly true of fillings of calcite or
baryte. Instances are known in which
large masses of these minerals have
been completely dissolved and replaced
by quartz, as in the case of those of tbe
De Lamar mine, Owyhee county, Idaho.
A plant to work the Hoepfner wet
process for the extraction of copper at
Papenburg, Germany, has a daily capacity of a metric ton of refined copper.
The ore is first crushed in ball mills
and leached with cupric chloride solutions. The solution dissolves copper,
lead, nickel and silver, tbo cupric salt
being reduces! to the cuprous state.
After purification and being freed from
silver, tho solution is allowed to flow to
a compartment with carbon anodes and
copper cathodes. Chlorine is liberated
at the anodes, regenerating the cupric
solution, which is returned to a fresh
charge of oro. It is claimed that 91 per
cent, of the contained copper was obtained after four hours' treatment of
Rio Tinto ore containing 8.87 per cent,
copper, and only 3 per cent, ot the iron
content dissolved. By longer contact
98 5 per cent, of the copper was extracted, with only 4 por cent, of the iron
taken up. It is claimed, moreover, that
1 H P. in 24 hourB will produce 54 kilograms of copper, as against 15 kilograms
by the sulphate process.
Colored Light for Goneamptlon.
A new cure for consumption, thc
patient undergoing a 15,000-candle-
power electric light bath daily, Is
being tried for the first time in Amer
ica by Dr. George C. Hopkins of
Brooklyn. The results are marvelous, the doctor says. A patient who
went to him six weeks ago in the
last stages of consumption Is now at
work. The cure Is known aa the
"decomposed light" treatment. A
15,000-candle power arc light is
turned on. and three rays, violet,
blue and light violet, are allowed to
reach the patient. Blue glass deflects
the other rays.
thk   si'kkaii   or  «BIP.
Reports from the United States are
to the effect tbat tbe country is beinp*
viBlted by an epidemic oi grip, m0f«
severe than anything that has been
felt since tbe visit of the disease in
1890 and 1891. The peculiarity of
the disease this year is that though
ft w cases are fatal, the number to
enormous- and that pneumonia follows in a great number of cases as a
seqnel to the attack ot grip.
If Bymptoms ot the grip are felt,
two courses are recommended by the
best authorities. The first is to go to
bed; the second is to send for a doctor
The quinine and whiskey prescription, which was at one time so popular, is said to be an invention that
kills more than it cures. The Super
intendent ot the Dakota Board of
Health reports that during a severe
epidemic of grip in that territory, the
quinine and whiskey method of treat
ment was almost universally followed,
In every saloon the barkeeper kept a
jar ot quinine standing on the bar bo
that every man who feared an attack
of grip could mix a little quinine with
his whiskey. Out of 208 sudden
deaths an investigation revealed tbat
50 per cent, were of men who had
taken from one to four doses of whiskey and quinine within a few hours
before they died.
From statistics at band i* appears the
Cunard Line landed in America last
year 82,970 steerage passengers. This
Line is now in a better position than
ever to take care of its constantly increasing steerage passenger traffic.
With their already grand fleet of floating palaces, i.e., Campania, Lucania,
Umbria, Etruria, Sorvia, Aurania, etc.,
and the late additions, vie., tbe magnificent new twin-screw steamers,
Saxonia and Ivernia, 600 feet long,
18,950 tons, having special new features
for steerage passengers, in fact, Twen
tieth Century Steerage Accomodation,
and the large twin-screw steamer,
Ultonia, 513 feet long, 9,000 tons, (the
latter carrying steerage passengers
only), the Cunard Line will be able to
maintain a service of two steamers each
week, with fortnightly extra sailings
during the rush season, thereby giving
ample room for all passengers at all
seasons, giving them prompt transportation with no delays. These facts
speak for themselves, and our readers
will do well to consider them when
sending for their friends during the
present year. "A word to the wise is
Hsw Denver I.edt*
The total amount of ore shipped from
the Slocan and Slocan City mining
divisions for tbe year 1900 was, approximately, 85,000 tons. Since January 1
to February 2, 1901, the shipments have
been as follows:
Week     Total
Payne  MS            111
Lest Chance  «t          ta
Slocan SUr  60
Ruth  *»
Bosun  SO             ISO
He-rett    «0             MO
American Boy  SO               116
Ivanhoe  80              170
Trade Dollar  n               61
Ho»*re.ign  It                IU
Wonderful  «
Arlington  100              110
Two Friends  *>
Enterprise  60
Hartney.  40               »
Black Prince  *°
Goodenuugh  10
Miller Creek  10
Heeo          S»
Sunset  11              11
aiseen Bess     SO              IS!
onltor  37
Corinth  •***
Total tone    1&1 8,040
Last week's shipments were 150 tons
heavier than any week of the month,
reaching 751 tons, and bringing the
total for the month up to 8,040. The
increase was largely due to the fact
that tbe Payne has resumed its regular
shipments, having contracted with the
Trail smeltor to take its entire output.
It is very encouraging to see the oro
shipments so large at this season of tbo
year. That they will bo largely in
creased as the season advances and the
big properties, such as tho Idaho,
Slocan Star, Enterprise and Emily
Edith resume regular shipments,
is certain. To this list the early summer months will seo many others added,
and there is every reason to believe
that tho list of Slocan shipping mines
will not only be increased, but the output from tho old properties will bo much
srreator than in previous vears, and tbat
the total output for the season will
reach tho fifty thousand ton mark.
In this connection it is interesting to
know that of tho 29 British Columbia
mines that have paid dividends all but
seven are Slocan properties. And it is
of further interest to note that of all tho
.Slocan mines that have paid dividends
few If any will be ofl the shipping list
this year. Of the $6,893,000 paid to
date, nearly $4,000,000 has been paid by
mines In the Slocan proper. There are
a tew properties owned by close corporations from whom the profits of their
mines cannot be learned, but otherwise
the following Is almost a complete list
of the dividends paid by mines of this
province since mining commenced:
Slocan mines—
Goodenough •  JjMOO
Antolne    . ».«*
Islaho    •»!?»
Jackson Mines     »•{*»
Last Chance    ,]5<9S2
Monitor      «.<•«•
Noble Five      MsOOO
Payne MWiUiJO
HurnrUse     .!9*99S
Reco    sWWO
Ruth, iiiiiisiiss   S*"*000
e'i*   ""* ■•sites i.nsiiisissisiisis' «_  fWlA
Rambler-Carrlboo  SfSS.
Slocan Star  "gijffi
Two Friends  Sffin
Washington ; g$:
Boeun  mo isno
§2p*»» :;:::::::::::;: W
Dardanelles::.:....:  8J8S
Slocan Boy  S«SS
One-ess Bess  g*"H
Washington ..... ,,,,, • 80'"0"
by on*
Outside the Slocan—
Le Roi	
War Kisifle	
Hall Mine*	
H ,467,0011
The placer mines are not included in
the above list. It Is certain that in a
short time there will be added to this
list of Slocan dividend-payers several
others, such as the Enterprise, Arlington, American Boy, Ivanhoe, Hewett,
Emily Edith, Hartney and California,
some of which are already regular shippers and others are rapidly blocking out
stoping ground.
"I'm sorry," said the salesman to the
youthful married pair,
"That all our baby carriages are sold
Except that single sample in the window
over there,
Which almost  is too lovely to be
They bought the pretty carriage, and
they tucked the baby in;
The husband proudly pushed it on
the street,
And everyone who met them hai to
turn around and grin,
Although tbe baby certainly was sweet.
"Oh, what can be the matter?" said the
blushing better half,
"You'd better give the carriage,John,
And walk ahead to notice why the people at us laugh."
The husband did, but nothing could
he see.
"Then, darling, you may wheel it while
I take myself a glance—
For men in such emergencies are
And with a mother's dignity she trotted
in advance
And nervously cast furtive looks behind.
Her face, as red as roses, her discovery
Tbe salesman's head she wanted there
to break,
For on tbe baby carriage he had.left a
sign displayed
That boldly read:   "None batter!   Our
own make!"
They Isullt a Sue church at his vesry door-
He wasn't in It;
They brought him a scheme for relieving the
He siit'i In It.
lx*i them work (or themss-Wss aa he had done.
They wouldn't ask help of any on*
If they hadn't wealed each golden minute-
He w»«n1 In it.
Ho he passed the poor with a haughty tread-
He wasn't In It;
And he scorned the good with averted head-
He wasn tin It
When men In the halls of virtue met,
He saw their goodness without regret;
Too high the mark lor him to win It-
He wasn t In It.
A carriage crept down tha street one day-
He wm In It.
The raaeral trapping* made display-
He was in It.
St. Peter reoelved him with book and btU:
" My friend, yon have purchased a ticket to-well
Tour elevator goes down tn a mutate!"
He wae In It.
Ha Must Mat*.
She wae a famous "healer" and she
had converted the major's wife, and
at her earnest request the major had
consented to be cared of swearing by
the Christian Science methods. The
healer sat on one side ot him end his
wife on the other, In silenee. Each
held one of the major's hands. The
minutes ticked into a half hour, the
healer looked rapt, and finally the
major's wife ventured:
"How do you feel now, major?"
"Like a damn fool, my dear."—Ex.
"We are not much of a sport," says a
Kansas editor, "but when we meet a
cinch in the road we recognize it.   We
had made the followimr bargain with a
friend yesterday:   We were to stand at I
a given point half an hour and watch |
the ladies who passed.   For every lady ,
who reached her hand back to see if I
her skirt was gaping or to tuck it under 1
her belt, we were to receive a uickel.
Pot every one who failed to do so in
walking a block we were to give biro a
dime,   We got sixty-two nickels from ;
him and gave him one dime—a lady
with both arms off came along."
Female Letter Carriers.
Female letter carriers have been j
Installed at Aachen, Germany. They
wear black dresses with yellow trimmings, and black glazed hats with
yellow ribbons.
-».., . taJ-liod ne*r with my cigars***
Ike plucked a rose like a great, red -Sam.
Moneywort, altera and mignonette.
"Here la a white brier," she said,
'•Aa white aa the love that I give to you."
1 plucked a marigold out of the bed.
"Here ie a heart that Ib blithe and
"Blithe and true and full ot the ion."
My lady nulled at oar fair conceit.
Polling the flowers one by one
And preaalni the thorns beneath her feet.
The soft hours stole aoroea the lawn,
And she oame close and softly said,
"When the dew la dry and the leaveaare gone.
What wiU become of the white and the red?"
And I said: "In a garden the poeta know,
Where the laughter of youth grows never old.
We will see the phlox and the lilies blow
And the eweetbrier loving the marigold.
"We will walk the pathways without a care,
Bmelllng the rose and Use inlgiionette.
And yon will be wonilertully kiml and fair,
And 1 will be still at my cigarette I"
—Theodore BoberU in Time and the Hour.
■sThat They Thins*. About When Tlsay Are
Peril Ins; Their Uvea For Othere.
-••Who Fight Fires" Is the title
'•H«r,K      Be Jacob A. Bits In The Cento* Particles.. '"lmmmotVmmm.'-
lury, In tbe aeries o. «*       ,
Mr. Rtlssays: '••"♦V
I onoe asked  Fireman Martin as.
after one of those exhibitions of cool-
and courage that thrust him constantly upon tbe notice ot tbe newspaper
man wbat be thought of when he stood
upon the ladder with this thing before
him to do that might mean life or death
the next moment   He looked at me tn
aome perplexity.
"Tbtnkr" he said slowly. "Why, I don't
think. There ain't any time to. If I'd
-stopped to think, them five people would
'a' been burnt    No, I don't think of dan-
rtr. If lt Is anything, It la that up there
am boss. Tbe rest aro not In It. Only
I wish," be added, rubbing hie arm ruefully at the recollection, "that she hadn't
taifted. It's bard when they faint They're
Just so much dead weight We get no help
at all from them beavy women."
And that waa all I could get out of him.
I never had much better luck with Chief
Benjamin A. Olcquel, who Is the oldest
wearer of the Bennett medal, Just aa Coleman la tbe youngest, or tbe one who received it taat He waa willing enough to
talk about tbe science of putting out Area,
of Department Chief Bonner, the "man of
few words," who he thinks has mastered
tbe art beyond any man living; of the
back draft and almost anything else pertaining to tbe business, but when I Insisted upon bis telling me the story oi tbe
rescue of the Sohsvefer family of five from
a burning tenement down la Cherry street,
la which ha earned his rank aad reward,
be laughed a good humored little laugh
aad said it waa "the old man''—meaning
Bohaeter—who should have had tha medal.
"It was a grand thing in him to let the
little ones come ont first" I have seme-
times wished that flremea were not aa
atoflcjt. It would be much ess-tat, If not
ee eatUfaotory, to record that* gallant
leetla Bat I am not sura that it bt, efta*
eU, s-aodeaty a* much at a wholly different
point ot view. It is business! with tbem,
tbe work of their Uvea. Tha on* feeling
that ie allowed to rise beyond this fa the
feaUa* oi imitation in the faee of peril
eoaqnered by courage, which Coleman ex*
■wiU On tha ladder he waa base! It
Waa tha tenor of a maiterfnl man, and
■one bnt a masterful man would have got
apoa the ladder at all.
n-slisaa, sTrsMseh. Spanish Crafeettesse.
It was not from either Italy av France
that we got the bast oonfectloneia ia the
earlier days of English oookery. Spain,
notably Toledo, famished England with
tha most celebrated pastry cooks, er paste-
tares aa they an aallod, though we have
since looked moat to Franc* fo* theae art-
arts. Under tbe patronage of " Bloody
Mary" and of Queen Henrietta Maria
Spanish methods flourished apaoe In the
court cuisine. We read that wha* Maty
entertained tbe Prlncees Blla-tbt-th at Bleb -
Bond in tha summer of 1667 a sumptuous
banquet -mui served. In which then wae
totroduoed aa an ornament a pomegianatc
tree in eonf-wtsoaery work N siring the
arms of Spain, showing Mary'a Bpanifth
leanlnge in a rather Mtcntatlrma fashion.
These Spanish and Pnrtugueeeoonfeettoa-
ara ware very skillful.
In tha comedy of "Tbe Sua'a Darling,"
hy Ford and Decker (Aral acted lUii\
the "Spaniard" who Is one of th* dramatic
parsons declare* himself "a eonfeoclana-
dor, whloh In your tongue la a oomtt
maker, of Toledo." Be says, "I oaa teach
sugar to slip down your throat in a million ways," and he prof eases himself skillful in "ooneervee, candles, marmalade*,
dukadoee, ponadoes, marablane, bcrga-
nsoto, aranxuea murla, Unions, barengenaa
of Toledo, uriuiuf, (loUitoe* of Malaga nnil
tan millions more.''—Gentleman's Maga-
Asaetraise* Fever Car*.
"What'atba* fired grave for*" asked tbe
"Fella all sick; weather bad and bud-
gery no good down 'bont Womb*, l'leury
rain one time, fella catch oold; plenty fe
ve* this time; by'm by fcteh Im longa
tbat place," explained Wsnigul, aa a litter
emerged from a wurley of tbe camp, and
the tick men was borne to the curious
grave.    Tbe doctor walked In the rear.
Thrusting his band Into tbe long dltoh,
te test It* warmth, tbe doctor signaled to
lower tbe patient into It. He wm then
covered from neck to foot, feet and all.
Bis head alone re*U*d above tbe dirt Sergeant Dalton expleined:
"Tbe blacks put (ever patients in th*
ground like tbat anil steam tbe fevur out
Tbey say the earth will draw oft tbe evil
spirit, and then fill him with lite."
"Bleotrlo currents, by Jove I"
The next day the Into patient wu bobbing around like a B year-old.—Outing.
Making Him Useful.
Applicant—I am nn ex-convlot, str, but
I want to lead an honest life, 1 know you
by reputation, and I thought you might
help me.
Eminent Author—Wbat were you tn
prison fort
Eminent Author—Good I You're the
very iunn I want. You oan come nluni;
and write autographs for me.—London
By a simple rule the length of the day
and night, any tlmo of the your, niny be
•sssoertained by simply doubling the time
ci the sun's rising, which will give tbe
length of the night, and doubling the time
•f letting will give the length of the day.
-sTtsve ▼•»* OeHssfertable Fts-eeMe Fesusd las
she Oaths *f a Bhlas.
Hanging lu his room la tbe cabin of eat
American bark loading for South Africa,
at a South street wharf, waa a picture of
the captain's home ashore, In a Long Island town, not far from the elty. Hut
easy of access a* this home ia, the captain
spends very little time In lt, tor bis wife
calls with htm, and, even tn this port, they
Uv* mostly aboard the ship. At sea and
In foreign porta, when they speak of home,
they mean, of course, tbelr home on Long
Inland, but prnctioally they make tbel*
home tn the cabin of tbe bark, and a comfortable home too.
Upon the walls of the main room of thi*
eabln, whloh li a room of spacious dimension*, there are two pictures of th*
bark Itself. These are distinctly nautical,
but, aside from tbem, tbe furnishing ol
the room Is such as might be seen In any
room devoted to like purposes ashore. In
aa aloove on one side is a piano; upon thc
other tide ia a sofa. In the center of tha
room Is a table, upon whloh there arc
books and sewing end, here In port., where
tbe ship stands on an even keel, a vaae of
flowers. The room U lighted at night by
a lamp like a piano lamp, with a broad,
spreading shade, but whloh, Instead of being upheld by a standard with feet resting
on the floor, is here suspended from tha
s]»ck beams running across under the skylight overhead. There are here deep upholstered armchairs and other easy ohnvre,
•* there are rugs on the floor. It Is a
I ass-        - and attractive room.
*°T' -alls, tht  shTpVdlnin,
Forwaru '--tim*  eoruee   dowa
cabin,  which s. '--*oom going
room.      The   mlzzci.. ''-**>*■
through tbe after part of thu .
down also through that end of tn.. .
table, giving to this cabin a decidedly
marine touch. Opening off tbe main vabla
there are a number of rooms, including
the captain's room, whloh Is of ample size.
There Is here also a room for tbe oaptaln'i
daughter, who sometimes sails with him.
As la oostomary on American deep water
ships, there are two or three staterooms fo*
passengers, who ar* carried when they
offer. On her last voyage to Africa this
vessel carried three passengers.
The captain bas sailed for many yeara;
ha la acquainted In porta all around tha
world, and wherever he goes there la no
lack of social life tor himself and hla wife.
They have more invitations ashore than
they can aooept, and tbey entertain guests
aboard tbe ship, which Is Indeed their floating borne, but that tbey do not forget
tbelr home ashore may easily be Imagined
from tbe fact that tbe ship's name is mad*
up tn part of tbe name of the captain's
home town.—New York Sun.
A mmmtaj mmmmtty 1st Otem-eh WTetek tk* 1
taw Will us|
Or. Pay son, th* famous and beloved
preacher of Portland, Me., used to tell tbe
following pointed story:
One very stormy Sunday he went ts
church, more from habit than becanae he
eapcuted to And anybody there. Just aftat
he had stepped inside th* door an old ac*
r> came In, and aaked If Dr. Pay son was
preach there that day, explaining that
he was a stranger In town, and had bcea
adviatd te go to bli ohuroh.
"Upon that," said Dr. Pay son, "I mad*
«» say mind to preaoh my cannon, if nobody ale* earn* "
Noobdy else did oom*, so th* dootai
•reached te the oholr and the old negro.
Some months afterward he happened ta
■act the negro, and, stopping him, asked
how he enjoyed the aarmoa that stormy
"Enjoy dat sermonf" replied th* old
man. "I 'alar, doctor, I nebber heard •
better on* Yon see, I had a seal pretty
well tap front, an wbenebber yon'd stay
eomethin's pretty bardlike 'gin de sins ok
men I'd Joss look all roun tar see who
yea's a-blttln, an I wouldn't see nobody
cay Jees ax*. An I says to m'eelf, 'Hr
mast mean you, Pomp, you's seek a dret*
ful sinner.' Well, doctor, dat are sermott
•at me a-tbinkln wbat a big sinner I waa
aa I went an jined tbe church down hom*>
I'm a dcaooa aow."— ChrUtlaa Mndeavci
Under C—andsrr Stlversfaa,
SUverapot baa hammered away at drill
••aching them all the signals and words sal
command la use, and aow H la a pUaauat
%m s»e tbem la the early morning.
"Company II" the old ehleftala would
may la crow, and Company I woald aa*
Mn* with a great clamor.
"Fly I" And himself leading them they
weald all fly straight forward.
"Mountl" And straight upward thoy
turned ia a moment
"Bunohl" Aad tbey all maaaod into a
dense black flock.
".ScatterI" And they sanwad ont Ilk*
leaves beforo the winds
"Form linel" And they strung cat tat*
the long line of ordinary flight
"Demoendl" And tbey all dropped nearly
be th* ground.
"Forage!" And tbey alighted and scat
tared about ta feed, while two of the per*
Baanant sentries mounted duty—one op a
area to the tight, the other oa a mound te
the far left A minute or two later 611
verspot would cry out, "A mnn with s
gun I" The sentries, repeated the cry and
tha company flew at once In open order ai
Quickly aa possible toward tbe trees. One*
behind these, they formed tine again la
safety and returned to the home pines.—
Silverspot, tbe Story of a Crow," by
Bctoa Thompson, la Bertbner'a
Vadergroaad Flow of Klsrer*.
F. B. Spearman writes ot "Queer American Hlvers" In St. Nicholas. Speaking ol
tbe rivers of the western plains Mr Spear
man says: The Irrigation engineers havt
lately discovered something wonderful
about even these despised river*. During
tbe very driest seasons, when the stream ii
apparently quite dry, there Is still a great
body of water running tn tbe sand. Like
a vast sponge tbe sand holds tbe water,
yet lt flows continually, Just as If It war*
In plain sight, but more slowly, of course.
The volume may be estimated by the depth
and breadth of the sand. One 11ut. of 1
will bold three-quarters of a pint of water.
This Is called the underground flow, and
la peculiar to this ol&ss of rivers. By
means of ditches th is water may be brought
to tbe surface for irrigation.
Th* flrot entry on the books of tbe New
York subtreasury waa a credit to Lieutenant W. 6. Roe-soraiis as a government dls>
MMeM -waner
A Slave to Duty.
"I Intend to show you, sit," snld th»
Judge, as he put the limit of Ami on tin
gentleman who hud been mauling Ins
wife, "that wife beating, in this country,
la an expensive pastime."
"I didn't do lt for pastime, your honor,"
pleaded the culprit. "I only done lt as a
duty."—Cincinnati Enquirer.
tl.   •■
-£nX*u of Age.
"Age," remarked the obeorver of men
and things, "makes us wise and otbura
Obstinate."—DoUvlt Journal- . .-I.     .11
i i in   *. st.. r
I 'I
*C- E. 8mithf.bikoai.tj:, Editor nnd Prop
is pirui.iH.nr.n every Friday at
SLOCAN,      *•      -       -       -      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
the first insertion and 5 cents a line each
stubsequent insertion.
Cetstificates of Improvement, 17 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legal udve Using.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
for each insertion.
•Commercial Rates made known upon
Tlie Subscription is J2 per year, st.'ict-
ly In advance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Sloean, R. C.
KIslTsllUU.    UUOl'l'lNUS.
For the benefit of the Silvertonian,
we may say that there is uo element
tn Slocan ojipostn? incorporation: it
ia the outside owners. Our town is as
are many others in the province, kept
down by the grasping power of speculators.
Following closely upon the action
-of certain of the big mining companies in Butte, in adopting an eight
hour law, comes that of the legislature of the state of Montana, which
lias placed tho law upon its statute
books. Mining is a dangerous and
laborious vocation, and the men engaged in It are deserving of every
attontion designed to ameliorate their
The Slocan is coming in for much
favorable attention and comment of
late through the wide circulation
-given a table of statistics showing the
•dividend paying mines of British
Co'umbia. Of 28 protit-makers, no
■less than 21 are located in the Slocan
-country. The total dividends paid
amounted to $0,392,000, ot which $3,-
075,000 is placed to the credit of the
•nines in the great silver camp. No
better testimony could be forthcoming as to the resources of our district,
and the investing public must be.
favorably impressed with the excellent returns made upon the money
.invested. Money talks and these
•dividends will appeal strongly to all
capitalists. To the 21 lucky mines
•many others are being constantly
added as the country opens up. In
this section,the Enterprise, Arlington
and Bondholder may be attached to
tlie list aa dividend payers, with the
practical certa'iity of a dozen others
in thc next year or two.
On the 21st inst. the provincial legislature will meet in Victoria and n
vast amount of progressive legislation
will come before it. Our local member, R. Ft Green, will be here on the
18th, to flgcertain the views and
needs of this end of the constituency,
and every effort should be made to
bring the various wants to his attention. The citizens should get together
and draft out their requirements and
pressure brought to bear to see that
they are met. Among some of the
needs are the betterment of the trail
to the Two Friends and the camp to
thc head of Springer creek; the -trail
over Ten Mile summit and up that
creek wants looking after, as also up
-the south fork of Ten Mile and Lemon
creeks; attentiou should be paid to
thc trail to Cedar creek,and an effoit
W made to get a wagon road to Lemon
creek. Loc. lly there is much wanted: An appropriation for repairing
tho streets and extending: the sidewalks; the clearing and fencing of
•the school grounds; the grading of
the street past tho school and jail,and
•the fencing in of thatproperty. These
are a few of the many needs of this
growing 8 ctlon and they should be
looked after.
Next Thursday is St. Valentine's
The Rossland carnival opens next
Ancient periodicals may be purchased at this ofliee.
The average dailv attendance at
the public school is 70.
Silverton wants to get a game on
with the local hockey team.
New Denver had a huge and successful memorial service Saturday.
Rev. M. D. McKee was ono ofthe
many victims of la grippe during the
The Great Northern has reduced
the fare from Sandon to Spokane to
Bruce White,managcr ofthe Molly
Gibson, spent a short time here last
Mrs. and Miss Funk have quit Sandon and again taken up their residence here.
A jolly sleighing party went to
lemon creek Monday night and put
in a gay time.
R. F. Green, M.L.A., will be here
on the 18th, to inquire into the needs
of his constituents.
Quite a number of Americaus are
taking out their naturalization paper; in tiiis section.
Dame Rumor hath it that the local
matrimonial market will be quite
brisk in the spring.
L. R. Forbes has returned to New
Denver from South Africa. lie got
a rousing reception.
Upwards of 40 voters have been
added recently to the provincial list
from the lake towns.
L. R. Forbes, of New Denver, who
recently returned from South Africa,
was here on Tuesday.
The Brandon waterworks system
has been seriously handicapped by
the cold weather of the past week.
Service will be held in St. Paul's
church, on Sunday next, morning
and evening. 0. Arthur Mount.vicar.
Local business men are doing a
good trade just now with the mines,
with every certainty of an increase
in the spring.
On Saturday the license commissioners nicet at New Denver, to consider the ap; lication from the International hotel.
Mrs Angus Mclnnes and son, of
New Denver, passed north Tuesday,
she having been to Nelson to give
cvidenci in a mining suit.
Several sleigh loads of young people went down to Lemon creek oil
Wednesday night, to enjoy the hospitality of the local hostelry.
Situation Wanted.—An experienced cook desires employment at mine.
Twenty years' experience; best references.   Apply at The Drill.
Ed. Thomas, familiarly known to
all old-timers tn the Slocan, died recently" in Spokane. He used to be a
prominent freighter in the camp and
was worth considerable money.
So many inquiries keep coming in
for copies of R. T. Anderson's poem
on the death of the Queen, that The
Drill has decided to republish it in
next week's issue. Get your order in
Carnival a Hues-ess.
The fancy dre3s carnival given in
the rink Tuesday night was a success in every way. The ice was in
fine condition and crowded* with
gaily attired skaters, while the presence of the band gave lots of spirit to
the proceedings. Some of thoee in
costume were: Miss Woodman, the
Queen of Hearts; Miss Cavan, the
Woman in Ked; Josie Tipping.school
girl; Mrs. Payne, New Woman; Mrs.
Carlisle, Witch: Lottie York, Black
Diamond; Gertie Yorke, Alliance; E.
HacklilT, French Peasant; Florence
Bull, Stars and Stripes: Winnie McMillan, Highland Lassie; Elsie Lin-
dow, Oriental Ladv; Nettie Tipping
and FrancesTutcher, Japanese Girls-
llu.s's ill  Cossvert llstsle.
C. Dempster, of Dempster & Co.,
-one of the pioneer brokerage firms ol
Rossland, was here on Tuesday, it
being his first trip into this country.
He has just returned from a success
ful trip cast, where lie floated three
properties, and he has at his back a
■strong and powerful company. During Tuesday Mr. Dempster visited
the Republic, Erin, Standard, Phoenix and other properties on Erin
mountain, and was delighted with
the showings. He gathered considerable data of the entire camp and
its resources, fs:sd was deeply impressed. Mr. Dempster stated he had
•io idea the mineral wealth of tlio division was so great and predicted a
prosperous future. He will be back
next month aud then something will
Work has ceased on the Alexander-
Delley group, on the divide between
(Six Mile and Lemon creeks. Two
hundred feet of drifting was done
this winter, showing up some ore. It
Aa owned by a Washington syndicate
Winter Carnival!
— AND—
Mrs. Arnot, Queen of Violets; F. A.
Buckholz, Cowboy; J. Crawford, a
Coon; H. Lindow, ghost; K. Shook,
John Bull; Carl Lindow, Jap; M,
Cameron, Fred Lavell, W. Wilson,
W. Hicks, and M.McFarlane.Clowns;
D. Nichol, Chinaman; A.B 11, Soldier
ofthe King; E. Tutcher. School Girl;
Russell Robertson and Wm. Foley,
Soldiers; A. Foley, School Girl; C.
Foley, Sewing Machine Agent; L.
York, King's Jester; John Water,
Sailor Boy; A.Nevers.SLoCAN Drill.
The prizo-wlnners were: Lady's,Miss
Woodman; girl's, Winnie McMillan;
man's, D. Nicholl;  boy's, A. Nevers.
Sues for  Diimagcs.
Howard Guest has entered suit in
the supreme court against the C.P.K.,
claiming damages of $4000 for inquiries received In tho railway mix-
up near Slocan Junction, last August.
Guest was found under the wreck,
with his back badly hurt. He spent
some time in the Nelson hospital and
has ever since had to use a cane. He
was a brakemen on one of tho trains
and claims tha' the accident was due
to negligence on the part of the railway officials.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, 11. P. Christie being mining1
Jan 29—Maud D, Lemon creek, Jos
Feb 1—Ottawa fr, Springer creek.Tom
Jan 28—Two Friends %, A York to
W T Shatford.
30-rrernier J.TD Tobin toD H Gibson.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
I HEREBY give notice thatA.C.Bohne
has failed to perform his assessment
work on lhe Truro mineral claim for tlie
year ending August 30, 1900. And I (jive
notice that, unless tho "aid Al. Behne
pavshis proportion of paid assessment,
amounting to $50, and all costs attached
thereto, I shall claim his interest in the
said mineral claim, under section 4 of
the Mineral Act, Amendment Act, 1900
Dated at Slocan City this 24th day of
November, 1900.
AU the Latest Works.
Full Stock of Stationery,
Toys and Novelties.
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 Rates.
Wood and  Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Leth bridge.
Orders for Coal to be accompanied
by cash and left at the Office:
Curling Bonspiel,
from Tuesday to Saturday,
Feb.  12th  to   i6th, iooi.
The Program includes: Eight
Curling Contests, under the auspices of tho Kootenay Curling
Association; Hockey Touriia-
nient for senior, junior and ladies' championships of British
Columbia; Bnowshos Races, Ski
Races, Skatiii|» Races, for provincial championships and for
men and boys; Cutter and Dog
Races; Coasting Contests; Carnival Masqueraile.
$3,000 in Trophies & Prizes.
Rates of a Single Faro for tho
round triii on all rates. For further particulars see posters ond
programmes or address—
H. W. Jackson,
Se-c. Gen. Committee, Rossland.]
Dyspepsia Tablets
speedily relieve and enre acute
and chronic Dyspepsia, Indigestion. Distress after Eating, Sour
Stomach, Gas in the Stomach,
Nervous, Sick and Bilious Headache. 50 cents a box. For sale
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
J. M. miitrnutrun, & a. sc
Provincial Land Sur
veyor & Mining
B. C.
Barrister & Solicitor,
Notary Public,
SLOCAN, - - - B.C
Go to—
late of I:
Clyde Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District
Where located:—On first north fork
of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Robert Scott
Lennie, acting as agent for The Chapleau
Consolidated Gold Mining Co., Ltd., F.
M.C. No.B37402, intend.sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply t the Mining
Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before tbe issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 28thday of November, 1900.
7-12 00 R. 8. LENNIE
Tresstsisi Mlrserssl Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On the divide l»e-
tween Eight Mile and Ten Mile
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. If. McGregor, acting as agent for George Kydd,
free miner's certificate No. B3ri350, intend, sixty davs from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder or a certificate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Ditedthis 6th day of November, 1000.
21-12-00 j. m. McGregor
Somerset, Csslssssilslsi No. ft, Kvnnlssg Star
No. 8, Sil ver Crown, Kellnse No. 8,
Eclipse No. 8   Fraction, and
Unknown Group Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenny District
Where located :—Near the head   of
Dayton creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for Hugh Sutherland, Free Miner's Certificate No.112(1789,
intend, sixty slays from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining Crown grants of the
above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates oi
Dated this 25th day of Octobcr.1900,
21-12-00 J. m. McGregor
No More
Have installed a new machine
for manufacturing Stovepipes
and Airpipes. They go together
like a charm. Patronize home
industry and have an unruffled
H. J.
Ks-ln   Fraction   and   Evening  Star No. 9
Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: About two miles
northeast of Slocan City.
TAKE NOTICE that we, David Saul-
ter, free miner's certificate No. B14389,
and Duncan (iralmm, free miner's certificate No 1120843, as to one-half each,
undivided interest, in the above-earned
claims, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to tho Mining
Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown GrMtS of the above claims.
And further lake notice that action,
under 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certiflcate of Improvement
Dated this 20th day of December, 1900.
Ottawa Mineral (Jinlssi.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division 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 B2(i88(5;
Christian F. Wichmann, free miner'i
certificate B26784, and WinslowE. Worden, Free Miner*". Certiflcate No. B2A79',
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to applv to the Mining Recorder for a
ceitificat.e of improvements, for the pur-
pone of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim.
And furthor take notice thnt action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dnled this 5th dav of Februnrv, 1901.
8-2-01. W. Et CLEMENT,
Tobacconists' Supplies
of every description can be had at ocan's Leading Store.
Tobaccos, chewing and smoking, of tha best brands kept tn
stock; also Cigars and Cigarettes. -Fruits nf all kinds kept ra
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 ejly Al,
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of P(»to1Bce.
Fresh Groceries
are what the people want and we always have them.
We have just got in a big consignment from the east.
We have a large assortment of Cross & Blackwell's
goods.   Groceries are our specialty.
  ___   T. McNeish 6c Co.
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.
Gwiilim & Johnson,
Slocan,        - - B. C
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,       - B.  C.
Slocan Git? Miners' Urn,
No. 62, W. F. ol It.
Meets every Wednesday cvoning
in the Union Hall. Slocan 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 Drill ofliee will be forwarded. Mail orders promptly attended to. All Union workmen employed.
and Jeweler.
Nelson, B.C
per annum
The Mnrontt Branch
ok the W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meet", tIm second Thursday ineach month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in the Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishing t; join.
Mas. W. J.ANDB-tws, Mrs.M.D.McKkr
President. Cor. Secretary.       j
In our Dew smd handsomely Illustrated catalogue you will find full
lines and prices of all
tbat Is newest In wedding
rings, bridal presents,
bridesmaids* favors, wedding invitations, etc.
A copy of this catalogue will be cheerfully
sent you upon application.
Ryrie Bros.,
Voag* stssmI AstslslsH >«».,
We prepay charges sod
refund money if deslrotl.
on all trainsfrom Revelstoke and Kootenay Landing.
pass Dnnmore Junction for St. Pant
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. 8. CARTER,     E. J. COVLE,
DP A. A.Q. P, A.,
JNelson. Vancou*!*****.


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