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VOL. II., No. 19.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   AUGUST   9,   1001.
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T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Our Specialties are:
Giant Powder, Bennetts' Fuse, Jessops' Steel,
/liners' Supplies, Adults' and Infants' Baths,
Tinware, Barbed Wire, Coal Oil,  Paints, etc.
A ton of Al Lime just received.
Big Discount Sale.
ADIES' GOODS at less than cost prices. Wc won't carry anything over,
and as tho goods we are offering were all marked very low, with this
additional discount they are bound to move out.   Come early.
Shirtwaists, - - 33^% off.
Outside Skirts,       - - 20% off.
Under Skirts, - - 20 •• off.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKinnev, B. C.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions. Goods shipped to
any part of the Slocan.
Highest cash price paid for
raw Furs.
B. C.
Victoria, Hotel,
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number ' of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHINO & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan
Slocan, B. C, is under the
WA ami Person iiiiiniiit of Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
slocan, b. c.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Aid. II rutin Is »sv and tha Mayor go at lt
Hammer and Tung* Oust the Clerk'*
Salary—Aid. Woodcock Knthuiet*. a
Islttle—Enn for .jpectutora.
City Couucil met in regular session
Monday evening, Aid. Barber alone
being absent. The attendance of
spectators was not as large as on pre
vious occasions, but those who were
there got thc worth of their money-
It was a rag-chewing contest of first
quality, quite equal to anything Sandon can produce. Were everything
that was said shown in these columns
it would fill the sheet and cramu all
readers attempting to digest it, but
sufficient has been jotted d.own to give
a general idea of the ridiculous situation. The upheaval was caused by
the clerk's salary. When Mr. Foley
was appointed, lie put in a separate
tender for the police magistrateship
of $30 per month, provided the offices
attached to the clerkship were divided. As he had not so far got the position of police magistrateship, the
mayor thought the clerk was only
entitled to $45 per month, hence the
Routine business disposed of. communications were read from City
Clerk Taylor of Greenwood, regretting that ho was unable to Airnish
copieH of bylaws; from Thomson Stationery Co., relative to city seal ordered. Both letters ordered fyled,on
Bills were presented from II. K.
Jorand, for $8.50, legal work; A. B.
Kolderston, $12.10, stationery; .McCallum & Co., $5.30, hardware and
lumber. The mayor explained die
items in Mr. Jorand's bill. All the
accounts were ordered referred to the
finance committee.
Frank Fletcher, mayor of Nelson,
wrote forwarding map of this city i
and one of thc district, no ohargo be- j
ing made.   The thanks of the coun
cil  were tendered  Mr. Fletcher, on
motion of Aid". Wor.len and Nichol.
Bills from J. A. Fisher and Curd
&  Suns, presented at lust meeting,
were passed  by  the finance commit
tec and ordered pi id, on  motion of
Aid. Smith and Nichol.
Under the head of general business,
Aid. Worden moved that J. Clarke,
chief of police, bu recommended to
act as chief of a volunteer Ure brigade to be raised in the city. Seconded by Aid. Smith and carried.
Aid. Bradshaw moved that an order be drawn on the treasurer for
Clerk Foley's salary for July of $75.
Seconded by Aid. Nichol,
In answer to the mayor, the clerk
stated there was $123.15 in hands of
treasurer, with rebate from govern
ment vet to come.
The mayor stated the note raised
by the committee on incorporation
fell slue on the 12th and would have
to be acted on. It amounted U> $350
with interest. From dog tax there
had been collected about $-10. On
suggestion of Aid. Bradshaw,
payment of the note was left in
hands ofthe mayor.
And then the war was on.
Referring to the clerk's salary
mayor held $15 was the amount due
Mr. Foley, according to his own tender, as he had not been appointed
police magistrate by the government.
Aid. Bradshaw thought differently
and the salary sliould bo $75, as it
was no fault of Mr. Foley's tlmi he
had not been appointed magistrate
by the government The council, su
far as their authority lay, hnd appointed him, and  that was enough.
Tho clerk explained that at the
time he tendered for the position, he
held an outside position worth $15 a
month, but ho had since thrown that
The mayor said he did not wish to
work a hardship ou Mr. Foley, but it i
was voting public money for an office
not being filled.
Aid. Woodcock thought 810 per
month should be taken off, then, for
the collectorship.
Aid. Bradshaw thought it mani
festly   unfair   to   deduct  anything j
from Mr. Foley's salary at this Inte |
hour, when the latter had been hired
at $75 per month.
The mayor said not, and much desultory discussion ensued, Aid. Brad*
shaw characterizing the mayor's letter to the Sandon Review as misleading.
Rag chewing continues.
Mr. Foley's letter io tho Sandon
paper was brought up by the mayor j
to support his contention,. Il0
Aid.Worden wanted Wknnw when
Mr. Foley's appointment as magistrate would bo made.
Aid. Bradshaw replied that it
would have been mado long ago If a
block had not been put in the way.
More chewing.
The mayor and Aid. Bradshaw
had it good and warm again, the latter saying tbe mayor's attitude was
the outcome of petty meanness and
spite. The council ull believed Mr.
Foley was to be paid ?7o.
Again the mayor urged that they
do not pay for an unfilled oftico, not
until Mr. Foley was appointed. In
Phoenix nnd other places the council
grouped numerous offices together
and only paid a moderate sum. They
had larger revenues than Slocan and
more work to do.
Aid.Bradshaw said he would favor
$75 per month for the job, whether
the magistrate appointment was
made or not, as he did not believe in
cheap wages.
Still moro chewing.
The mayor disclaimed any interest
In any movement to block Mr.Foley's
Aid. Bradshaw claimed he had a
right to his own opinion and would
vote tho $75.
Once more on the chew.
Aid. Worden believed both the
mayor and Aid. Bradshaw were
right, but he thought that as Mr.
Foley had not been appointed magistrate, his wages should be cut. For
the past month he should be paid the
Aid. Bradshaw held the clerk was
earning his salary as well, or better,
than the chief of police, and if one
had his salary cut, so should the
other. He urged that his motion be
Thc mayor said he would refuse to
take the motion, as it was not in order.
Aid. Bradshaw said not to act so
childish in the matter. The mayor
was not king and must not dictate to
council. Rather was it that the council would dictate to him. lie would
not be ordered by the mayor at any
Some more chewing.    ,
The mayor again refused the motion, vetoing it on the spot and declining to have it put on the minutes.
Just a little more chew.
Tne mayor then introduced the
question of the salary for the chief of
police, in answer to Aid. Worden,
the clerk said hisown s.ilary was due
on the 8th and the chief's on the 3rd.
Aid.  Woodcock   said   everything
wns out of order that night with the j
mayor,   but he did not want any i
Sandon business here.    Aid  Warden
thought it wan mighty close to the j
Sai'dun farce.
Spirited chew follows.
Alii. Worden suspected something
was at the Isottoni of it all, and that
Somebody else was after the magistrate appointment.
Again tha mayor refused to put the
motion, and Aid. Bradshaw threat
ened to pat It himself,orcall a special
meeting and pass it over the mayor's
Aid. Worden and Smith moved
that the salary of the chief of police
be paid.
Aid. Bradshaw moved in amendment that the salary be not paid till
the clerk business was disposed of.
Seconded by Aid. Nichol.
Chewing becomes quickened
Aid. Bradshaw thought the mayor
should be censured for bis letter to
the Sandon paper.
The mayor stoutly held his ground
and would not countenance squandering of public money.
Aid. Smith was glad the aldermen
got no salary, or he would chuck the I
whole works.   lie jokingly told The |
Di.ir.L man to be careful what was
said about him, or he would put a
head on the scribe.
Aid. Bradshaw's amendment was
then put and declared carried, Aid.
Worden voting nay and Aid. Smith
The original motion re the clerk
spread on the minutes.
The mayor recommended getting
a tuan for clerk, assessor and collector for $35 or $40 a month, which
Aid. Bradshaw classed as Chinese
wages. Thi* mayor wrote out a resolution on his suggested lines, but
no one would support it.
Chewing is furious.
Original motion brought forward
and again refused,
Councillors growing faint.
Finally the mayor puts thn motion
and it is carried unanimously.
The mayor then gave notice that
In future the clerk's salary should be
$4*5 a month, and if appointed magistrate then an additional $30 paid.
A motion to pay the chief's salary
was then put and carried. The chief
said he had collected $51 in dog
Their jaws being tired, the council
suddenly adjourned.
Marked lui|irssvoiiit*sit Notlcs-:sl>ls> lis  tIn*
Kntli-e tSlsticun.
A change and pronounced improvement has come over the mining situation in the Sloean in tho last three
weeks, and tho hard luck stories are
getting fewer. At least two hundred
men have been added to the forces of
the camp and the number of working
properties is steadily Increasing.
Last year the total output of ore was
ft little orer 25.000 tons, and the car-
I.Hist Yv.-sl'M Sli!|iini.|itss Hi's,- 38.17 Ton*—
A llfiiltliy Kvlili'sinc-it" tlse Lifts ansl
H s-s.ll Is  ,,r  tlss* Casis*si   Arlliigtsin the
Blgfett Hiiiiijis-r.
Last year's shipments have been
passed and a new record established
for the local division,   affording  a
striking demonstration of thc rcsour
ees and great developments of the dry
Wha*. i.- true ..f the Slocnn pr.'p.-r|ore ,ielt* T1,e t0Cal for 1U0J WM 28***
is decidedly so of the Slocan City ili-jtons, while those of 1903 to date
vision, where the advancement of the! amount to 2879 tons, being a gain of
past year has been its remarkable as 32 tons.   But Ihe end is not yet and
it is gratifying-   g *»J«^-&*« the outlook is favorable for a contin-
drv ore belt aud is receiving recognition today from everv raining au- Uilt10*' W  lie;'vy shipments.   At tho
thoritv  In" the   west.   The  outside Arlington two more teams have been
press'devotes considerable space  to added to the hauling force and ex
the camp and mining men arc giving j P0I't9 have been raised to 80  tons
it an attention so strongly marked in I weekly     Two   teams   arc   hauliijg
contraet to years past.   The progress t«'o«a the Enterprise, the shipments
ofthe camp isdirectly attributable to | bt-in-^ 40 tons per week instead ofa
thc operations of the combination of, month,
capital embraced   in the ArllnirtonL.:rerth.e,^*lW.to.n8 w^e«bipped,
Iy estimates of 1901 placed the exports as but slightly more than half
that figure. However, these ligures
may now be revised, for the indications point to ns large an output as
that of 1900. While thc Payne does
not figure as prominently as last
year, its falllng'otf will be made up
by the s tisf.ictory shipments from
the Whitewater, Rambler-Cariboo,
Slocan Star and Hewett. A more
hopeful feeling is pervading the district, upon which the low prices of
silver and lead seem to have no ill
effect. Canadian smelters are coin
peting with the Pacific coast works
for the ores, and there seems no difficulty now In disposing of the output
of the district.
pital cmbracerl in tlio Ariingto:
and Speculator mines,and the success
met with by them is encouraging
others to open up and develops pro
perties. Today then; are at a conservative estimate325 men employed
80 tons Irom the Arlington, 20 from
the Enterprise,and 6 from the Hampton. A second car is now ready to
go out from the Enterprise, and ore
is coining in from tho Black Prince,
in the camp, giving a daily payroll which wfil make a 30 ton shipmen*.
of $1030.- With supplies added', the j Uw.on from the Ijampton was dt-
monthlv disbursements are not far Vl(lpi1 between the Nelson and 1 rail
short of $50,000. The result of this isl sm.-ltors and is the first sent out by
seen in the shipments,   which   now Itll(- -nine this year.    It is very high
grade and is expected to equal last
year's returns of 690 oz per ton.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 28-17 tons, mack.
np from 10 properties. Following is
a list ot the shipments this year to
equal the figures for all 1900,. while
the tonnage for the full year Will
surely reach the 4003-ton mark, establishing a record the most sanguine
of a year ago never dreamed of. In
value the shipments are equally as
good as in the past, while reduced
rates for freight and treatment make j mine.
the net profits greater. j Arlington	
On Lemon creek there has been ai Eiitei-prine	
great deal of work done this season   Two Friends	
on prospects and  many good show-; I'.lack Prince	
ings exposed.   The unfortunate posi- j Bjm-dhower	
lion of tho Chapleau,   added to the ^••:|:'*ei1'*	
decreased operations  on  the Kilo,! fg?™	
have acted as a wet  blanket to the  y iV. *,j
creek.    Property- holders,   however, ' Kpineralilu...'....'....
are not discouraged, and they are\ Hanintou	
•....•.(Went of ultimate success. New
trails have been opened up to numerous claims, affording better means
of comraunieatlon and helping out
Springer creek is, of course, thc
mainstay ofthe Camp, as it is the Arlington that is helping along the general progress. With thc sawmill,
outside claims and at the mine, there
are 150 men on thc payroll, and the
general advancement has been great.
More teams were  brought In on .Sat-
urday to help out things for the mine, i Fairbairn.
Appended is a completejist of the various records registered at the local registry office, H. P. Christie being mining
July 29—-Renfrew, Ixraon creek, Alex
Jack Franklin, bpringer creek, Geory**.
Navy Cut, same, B McNaught.
T C, Lemon creek, Joe Law.
80—Continual, adjoining the   Enterprise, J C Butlw.
Oro, Ten Mile, lt V Kisdon.
81—Eye fr, Robinson creek, \Y I) Mc-
makmg no less than  11 foUr-horse
outfits  operating   to  the  property.
Increased shipments will be the rule
now and many Improvements at the
mine effected.   Above it at the Speculator, affairs are also in a healthy
condition, further demonstrating the ] Gregor.
worth of that locality.   Close bv are j    Marx, Lemon creek, W Brtsch.
working the   Hampton  and   Black     Dry Ore, 81-xan lake, J Nichol.
Prince, both Of which are"Shlpping  , Aug 1—Prosperous, Springer creek, R
this week, with assurances of profit-  '-'0l"^'eir,
able returns.   The, Tamarac, too, Is j
going ahead and opening up ship
ping ore. This company will increase
their force. A small force is employed at the Phoenix and the lie-
public is to be opened up without delay. Numerous other claims un the
creek are working in a small way.
Twelve Mile is quiet, the expected
developments of the V i M not being
pushed.    However,   they made one!
fair shipment this season, while the]
showings on the property have Improved,    l-'red Benson and partner
art proceeding with their contrail on '
the Happy  M« ilium, under bond  to
R. lv blsnburn, and are opening upl
a fine pay chute.   Tbe Bachelor and
other claims are idle for the present. I
Ten Mile is showing more life than j
in years, mainly at the Enterprise.
The mine has more and better ore in ]
sight nnd shipments have increased.
The new concentrator and compressor
plant are almost completed and then
the output will he enlarged. Koch's
sawmill is giving employment to
quite a force. At the Iron Horse
preparations arc being made for installing the new hoist and then it,
too, will be heavily worked. ('(moral development on the creek has
been satisfactory this season and better times are. in store.
Altogether the situation in the
camp is highly gratifying and there
is a feeling of buoyancy In pleasing
Contrast to  the  tales of dullness and
stagnation heard elsewhere. During
the year bonds have been lifted on
the Republic, Black   Hawk ami Iron  *****
Bondholder fraction, divide Springer
nmi Ten Mile, R Bradshaw.
Independence, Lemon creek, .1 Crawford and .) K Skinner.
2—Cecil, divide Springer ami Ten
Mill*. W Thomlinson.
Bast -sills-, same, W II Warren.
Pfumbline ft, same, W II Bemlsh.
Little .Jim, Hume, <' I, Johnson.
:'—Olympia, Tsiiiin creek, II Cameron.
Miniiit.t.n Lion,head of Kootenay PajS
creek, Hark Manley.
Alpine, sauie, 1, Heckmann anil .V Mc--
Buffalo, Dayton creak, T Mulvty,
Crown, 2nd n   I Lemon, .1 .1 Bean.
Moonshine, Tobin creek T D Tobln.
I.ark. n 1 Springer, f > t ■ McCuaig,
King fr, mar Bondholder, same
July 29—Neutral, Bunnyslde for tw*
yptitf, st Lawrence tor two years. Load'
villi-, Teller, Murmion.
30— llyilerabiisl.
BI l-'.xe, Fn. Aztec, Aztec No 2, 0 I'
K, Silver Tip, Weymouth
Aiij* l—Bt Lawrence for two years,
Silver lieef, Home Run, Golden Crown,
I'ouni for two years, Wess fur Iwo years.
2—Marmion, Maryland, Silvei Btar fr
for four years.
8—Emma li, Mary Alice.
.July.-."!-  Eclipse No 2 fraction.
.July »—Mineral Hill,.J 0 Butler tod
I'mnk Collom.
30 Kenneth fraction, YV ThoiuliiiHon
to same,
I'ltimlioli  fraction, VV   II   Warren   to
Horse,   and   numerous  small   del
have   been   etfected.    Inquiries   for
properties are nn the Increase, giving
additional emphasis to the factthatl*-
the dry ore belt of the lower Slocan
district holds the key to the smelter
situation, as well  as assuring Inves
tors I a fire prollts and quick returns
upon their money.
81—Bachelor, Exchange, Silver Plate,
Port Hope, Queen ol tha May, No 18,1
s*i B, and  'lory, notice ol seizure by tin*
Ana 1
8   Missing I.in
to A .luciili.-oli.
Renfrew, A Stewart to Job})
I, D D MiThfiHi.--
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The public school  will re-open on
Monday next.
Work ll to be resumed OO the Combination, near town, nt an twrdg
date, .1; ""   V*»*Ks.     "
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"No! Well, I'll wait for that Meantime you're here, my ladybird, and I'U
have a few kisses to remember you by
before wo part."
• ■Yes—yes." he persisted, and being
like a frail reed in the hands of a giant
she could not prevent him from covering her face with kisses.
He set her free hh suddenly ns he had
caught her, and. tnrning, went out of
the house and away down tho garden
path without onco again lookiug at her.
Mary, as soon ns she was freo, fled to
her own room und locked herself into
that sanctuary. Her first act was to
run to the dressing glass and to look at
herself, and somehow tho sight of her
She could not prnic'it htm from covcrlnfl
her face with klsncs.
scarlet face and blazing eyes but served
to fan tbe fierce flame of bitter resentment which was burning so passionately in her heart. "How dared he. how
dared he?" she burst ont. "Does he
think I am a toy to be flung down one
minnte aud played with tbe next? Oh.
how dared he?"
She was quivering with rage, but
there waa no suspicion of tears about
ber eyes Outraged pride, anger, womanly fury, possessed her, but grief had
no place iu that tumult of emotions.
She felt more deeply insulted than if
some strange man bad seized her in ths
street and bad deliberately kissed her
without so much as a with your leave
or a by your leave. Snch u proceeding
her thoughts might have put down to
a dozen motives, admiration, daring or
a wager, but to think that the man
who only that morning bad raised his
hand and struck her to tbe floor—to
think that he bad dared to force his
•loathsome kisses upon her and in spiU
Ot her absolute refusal 1 lc wan n.nl.le
—it waa an ontruge, no more, do less.
She was still raging when tbe hell
rang in the hall, and nfter a minute or
aofMouncey came up and told her that
ten was served in tho drawing room.
With the best intentions in the world
and believing thoroughly in a cup of
tea aa a universal panacea for every
woe, Mrs. Hamilton hud ordered the
■mail repast to be served a full half
hour earlier than usual, and when
Mary, still flushed and full of ire, came
down she entered into a voluble explanation of her reasons for bo doing.
"Come, my darling; a cup of tea will
do yon all the good in the world. I suggested to Mouncey thnt she should let
us bave it at once. There are little hot
buns, dear child. Come, try to eat some,
for fretting will not bring our dear boy
home one day earlier."
A reply rose to the tip of Mary'e
tongue, one which would havo relieved
her mother's mind forever as to the
likelihood of her fretting. She choked
it back, however, and sat down befora
the tea table. Mrs. Hamilton looked at
her furtively.
"Evidently she is bottling it all up.
poor darlingl There's nota sign of a
tear Such an intense yet reserved na-
tnre. My poor, poor girll" And then
Mrs. Hamilton helped herself to a little hot bun with a virtuons air, as one
who ia conscious of having dono her
whole duty in overy relation of life.
From that moment the household
went on with the regularity of clockwork nnd in all respects ns if no nbsent
master was in existence. Mrs. Hamilton assiduously studied the daily papers
for news of the Arikhama, and sho babbled from time to time of "onr dear
boy." After several days she, however,
gave up even that mnch, aud, as Mary
did not divulge tho contents of several
letters which she received from her
husband, Mrs. Hamilton was positively
afraid to question her on the subject,
bnt contented herself with seeing tbnt
extra good things were provided for
Mary'a meals
"Yes; see that thero aro little linns,
Mouncey," she aaid each morning.
"And tell Foster to mako them very
hot and with plenty of butter What
would Mrs. Conway liko for a sweet?
Well, let nie see. She nsed to love a
tiifln with almonds, ratafias and strawberry jnni. You might tell Potter to
mako h nice littlo dish of trills- ami per
bill's mushrooms on toast for afterward
We must take cure to keep Mrs. Cou-
way's strength  up
parting terribly."
"Which"—commented Julia Monn-
cey as sho repeated tho conversation to
the neat cook in the kitchen—"which,
between you and me, Alice, I'm more
than doubtfnl about. It's my opinion
that missis married master out of consideration for her ma. 'Tain't likely a
grizzled, gruff, unreasonable beast such
as him'S going to break any young girl's
heart when he goes away."
"1 shouldn't wonder hut whut you're
right, Julia," returned Foster wisely.
Meantime in Mary's mind only a
huge sense of relief from an obnoxious
presence dominated every other feeliug
She heard her mother's remarks ubout
"our dear boy," it is true, but sho simply endnred thorn as so much babble
which it would be useless to answer
Her one idea waa to think out some
plan by which she conld be rendered
free of her husband's purse at the end
of the time of his absence. She had
fully made up her mind that she would
never under any circumstances live
with him again. She told herself that it
was no part of a wife's duties to live
with a man who had used personal violence toward her. She went over the
situation many times in her own mind,
and she had deliberately come to the
conclusion thnt in striking her to the
ground Captain Conway had forfeited
all further right to her consideration.
"1 knew," her thoughts ran, "that
he waa elderly, or at leust of advanced
middle age. that he was rough and plain
in ways and manners, but I did uot
know that be was a brute, an unmitigated brute. If I had known it, even
for my mother's sake I could not and
would not have married him. Now 1
foel I am perfectly justified in carving
out the rest of my own life independ
ently of him."
But. though it is an easy thing to say
thut one will carve out a life for oneself, it ia another thing to do it. It is
one thing to declare for independence i
it is another thing to free oneself
from a dependent position. And when
Mary Conway came to weigh herself in
tbe balance ugainst fate she found that
she was not uble to press down her side
of the scales so mnch as a jot  '
Her own career, in whieh sbe hnd
been doing so well at the time of her
marriage, was irrevocably closed to her.
even hnd she been willing to begin again
at the lowest rung of the ladder, and
no other one seemed to be open to hei
She thought of many ways of earning
a living, but the very first question
which common sense put to her always
brought her up sharp like a bird tied by
the leg, which, when it would flutter
away, is brought up sharply to a standstill by the string that ties it The question wns. "What do you know about
it?" The answer was always the same
and came with uncompromising curt-
ness, "NothingI"
She gave more than a thought to going on tbe stage—always a woman's
first instinct in times of stress—hut
when she heard of there being 1,100
names on tbe books of one theater and
1,500 ou the promise-list of another she
was discouraged from any hope of success in that direction. She thought cf
trying literature, and she did write a
little story which she smiled and cried
over and copied ont many times and
loved dearly. Brit she sent her bantling
out into the hard world, and she never
saw or beard of it again 1 She wondered
whether she conld start a better class
school for small children -, but, again,
although she felt herself competent
enough to teach, common sense stepped
in and asked: "How are you going to
furnish a house ? How are you going to
live dnr.ng the first quarter r Will ysinr
UMihet ever consent to tear herself
away from her 'dear Isoy' and Acacia
Villa?" And the answer to each was
such as showed the utter hopelessness
of attempting any such scheme ns a
way out of her present difficulties. The
want of experience, the want of capital,
tho drag that her invalid mother must
always be upon her movements, these
disadvantages always caino home to her
when sho thought ont some fresh
scheme for earning a living.
"If I had only myself to consider, I
conld go nnd be a scullery maid," she
said to herself passionately, forgetting,
poor girl, that a schoolteacher would
be of but little use in kitchen or scullery.
So the days went by peacefully and
uneventfully enough, in perfect content
on Mrs, Hamilton's part, in feverish
unrest for Mary. And as each ono darkened into night sho felt that she was
one day nearer to a terrible alternative,
to a meeting with the mnn who had
sworn to protect her against all possible
troubles, but who had outraged ber
Womanhood and broken down overy
shred of respect and gratitnde which she
might, nay wonld, have felt for him.
Sho felt more and more ns each morning rose tbnt she wns fast approaching
tho time when sho must either submit
to tbe vilest degradation of herself or
see ber mother thrust out in ber feebleness to face a cold world ln which ther
was not ao much as the barest provision
for her I It was a terrible situation, a
cruel alternative, yet it was the natural
ontcomo of a marriage entered into
without tho one great amalgamating
alloy—lovo I
Bnt time goes on. Bo the need ever
so great, thero aro no Joshuas nowndays
to bid tbe sun standstill in tho heavens,
and so time flits on with noiseless and
She found her mother lying senseless upon
tho floor.
rentless step. The summer faded, autumn drew on, winter was nigh at hand,
and Mary Conway had found no resting
place, no coign of vantage, no protection against the humiliation that loomed beforo her.
Her last effort was to go round the
great dress shops in the west end, but
each one found some fault and wonld
have none of her. One told her that
want of experience was an insuperable
objection, another that they never took
young ladies into tho showrooms without a handsome premium; a third complained that she was not tall enough, a
fourth that she looked delicate, a fifth
that she was too shy in manner. So she
went home wearied in mind and body
alike, with one more avenue closed to
her, one more hope gone. And when she,
with a word of explanation upon her
lips, opened the drawing room door it
was to find her mother lying senseless
upon the floor and in her stiffened fingers an evening paper tightly clutched
Mary Conway forgot in an instant all
the weariness and heartsickness which
had possessed her when she entered tbe
house. She cast but one glance at the
helpless figure lying on the hearth rug,
then ran to the bell and pulled at it
hard, an eager peal such as brought the
two maidservants running in to see
what was amiss.
"Mouncey—my mother! How long
has she been left?" Mrs. Conway gasped.
Mouncey with • scared face stoelt
down on the other aide of the unconscious woman. "Lor', ma'am." she
said in trembling tones, "it's not ten
minutes since I carried tea in. I came
twice, and Mrs. Hamilton said she'd
rather wait for you, and at last Foster
made the buns hot, and I brought tea in
without saying anything. And Mrs.
Hamilton, she says, 'Why, Mouncey,'
she says, 'you do spoil mo.' And I say
to her, 'Lor', ma'am, misses will be
vexed if you go any longer past your
tea time.' And then she says; 'There's
the newsboy. I'd like a paper, Mouncey.'
So I went out and got one, and I give it
to her and—why, poor lady, she's never
bad any tea at alll"
"We must get her up to bed at
once," said Mary anxiously "Can we
carry her among ns?"
"Lor", yes, ma'am," answered
Monncey promptly. "A little bit of a
thing like ber I Here, Foster, take her
feet I'll take her head. No, ma'am;
we can do better just the two of us."
She was right, and Mrs. Hamilton,
who waa very small and slight, was
soon safely laid upon her own bed.
"I'd better fetch the doctor, ma'am V
asked Foster.
"Oh, yes, yea, at once I We must get
her into bed, Mouncey."
"Yea, ma'am, but there's no need to
hurry. Poor lady I I'm afraid it will
make very little difference to her I"
"Hush-shl" cried Mary fearfully.
"Nay. ma'am; she heara nothing. If
I was you, I would just cover her over
with the eider quilt till the doctor has
seen ber. Anyway I wouldn't undress
her till the fire has burned up. I waa
just coming up to light it"
She covered the old lady with the
warm, gay colored quilt as she spoke,
■nd taking, after the manner of housemaids, a box of matches from her
pocket utt ugilt tsi tne nre, wiiii-n Boon
burned np cheerfully, casting u bright
glow over tho pretty room.
"I'll fetch you a cup of tea now,
ma'am," she remarked, "for I'm sure
you need it."
' The protest which instinctively rose
to her lips died away under a newborn
realization of her intense weariness. "I
tin very, very tired, Mouncey," she
(aid helplessly.
Tbe good nntured girl drew her into
a chair by tho lira "Sit here, ma'am,
nntil I bring your tea. You can't do
anything for tbe poor lady, and you
may want all your strength for later
She sped away, returning in a very
short time with the tea tray, on which
were a pot of fresh tea and a covered
plnte of hot buns, which hnd been on
the stove awaiting the mistress' return.
These she arranged on a little table by
the fireside and then poured out the tea
and held the inviting little cakes that
Mnry might tako ona
In truth Mary was too tired to refuse
such ministrations, which were doubly
welcome juBt then, and Monncey fairly
stood over her nntil she had eaten
enough to satisfy her sense of wbat
was necessary and right Then she
went down stairs, leaving ber mistress
sitting in the big armchair wondering
whut the end of it all would be.
''Poor mother I" her thoughts ran.
"Poor, poor mother I Are you going
this time, and have I mado the sacrifice
for nothing? No, not for nothing, for I
sball always be nblo to say, 'The end of
her life was peace.' "
She roso restlessly from her chair and
went to the side of the bed, whero she
stood looking down upon the drawn,
gray fine, already so deathlike in tbe
immobility of unconsciousness. "I
wonder what caused her to bave an attack?" Mary said to herself. "Sho was
so bright and well this moraine*. Conld
tnoro nave necn anything in that paper 1
Where is it? Whut did Mouncey do
with it?"
She looked about for it, but without
success, and then she remembered that
possibly it wns still In hor mother's
hand. So it proved to be, and Mury wns
obliged to tear the sheet a little in order to release it from that viselike grip
A glance was sufficient to tell the
cause of Mm Hamilton's seizure. As
she smoothed tho crumpled page her
eye caught the heading of the latest telegraphic news—"Reported loss of the
oconn liner Arikhama, with over 800
lives I"
Mary Conway was atill staring wildly at the paper when Mouncey came in
with the doctor in her wake. "What
is it?" she asked, seeing the horror on
her young mistress' faca
"Oh, Mouncey—the pnper—the news
—my poor mother I" waa all that Mary
conld say ere exhausted nature gave
way nnder the strain and she dropped
to the ground as dead to all sound and
feeling as the poor lady stretched upon
the bed.
"Dear, dear, dear," said the doctor,
"but this is* a pretty kettle ot fish I
Dear, dear, n bad seizure this time I I
was afraid it might happen beforo long.
My good girl, Ib there bad news in that
"Lor', sir—master's ship—loss of the
Arikhama with 800 souls. That's master's ship—he's the captain I Oh, my
poor missis, my poor, poor missis!"
"Good heavensl   Are you suro?"
"See here, sir—oh, it's true enoughl
Oh, my poor, poor missis I"
"Well, help me to get her off the
floor. In her case it's no more than a
simple faint Yes, in that chair; undo
her gown—a few drops of brandy
There, there, my dear lady, you'll be
all right now."
"What has happened?" asked Mary,
struggling up, but sinking back again na
her head began to swim. "Oh, I remember! It doesn't matter about me.
doctor, but my mother—she is very ill
The shock was too much for her. Do attend to her, please."
"If you will lie still the maid and I
will attend to Mrs. Hamilton,"said the
doctor soothingly. "Little or nothing
to be done," he murmured to Mouucey,
as they turned to the bed. "She is not
likely ,to live the night out She must
be got to bed, of coursa What strength
have you?"
"Oh, I'm very strong, sir I" replied
Mouncey, in a matter of fact tone.
"No, no; I mean how many of yon
are there?"
"Me and cook, sir. •**
"What is she like?"
"As strong and sensible a young woman as you could wish to see in n day's
march, sir," replied Monncey promptly, "and'll do anything in tho world for
tbe missis."
"That's good. If Mrs. Hamilton lingers tbere must be a nurse got in, of
course, but for tonight there will be little or nothing to do, only she must not
bo left I'll help yon to get her into
"We can manage, sir."
"It is not so easy as you think. Besides, I'd like to see her safely into bed
before I leava "
Tbe desired end was soon accomplished under the skilled hands of the doctor and the willing ones of Monncey.
Then the doctor wrote down a few simple instructions and went, promising to
look in again the last thing.
"Mrs. Conway," he said gently to
Mary, "I must beg of you to try to eat
your dinner. Yon have had a great
double shock, and you will need all
your reserve of strength. I have given
your maid all instructions. There is
little, almost nothing, to be done while
your mother continues in this stata "
He went away then, and Mary sat
down again in the big chair. The cook
was busy with the dinner, and Mouncey, after clearing up some imaginary
litter,.disappeared with tbe tray, promising to como back in a few minutes
So she was left alone with her dying
mother and tho knowledge of her own
widowhood, left alone to face the fact
tbat she was practically freo; that all
tbe horror and wretchedness which had
bat a few hours before Iain diroctlv
facing her hnd suddenly been remo*ed.
The tears gushed out from her sad eyes
as sbe realized bow this had come
about; but, although she wept, the
sense of relief was there, involuntary,
yet very, very strong.
It was a wretched night which followed. Mnry honestly tried to eat the
dainty little dinner which Foster served
to her, while Monncey mounted guard
in the sick chamber. But all the time
the sound of rushing waters was in her
ears and the vision of drowned faces
before her eyes, and she turned lonth-
ingly from the lonely meal, which wonld
have been thoroughly enjoyed by tbe
poor soul up stairs fast drifting into
The pretense of dinner over, she crept
back again to tbo sickroom, sending
the two maids down to supper and staying alone to keop the watch by the dying beloved for whom she had worked
so hard and suffered so much, to watch
the outward passage of that frail and
feeble little bark which would leave
her tossing to and fro upon the ocean
of life with none to counsel or guida
It was a terrible night, and it was
followed by a still more terrible dny.
Mary received from the owners of tho
great ship full confirmation of tbe news
which the newspaper had taken to
tbem in the first instance
[COM.   I. Ql.J
Quite WIlllssB lo Rllfrrate.
A traveler passing III rough n fever Infected locality auld to nn Irish resident-.
"Pat, I'm aurprlsiil Hint you Htny In
a place where people die so I hick nnd
"I'nlth." rejoined I'nt. "If you'll he
nflher Iclliii mi' tlv a place where pay
pie nlver die "I'll in"*"* •liei'e loinony
an cud me days."
The   .tantinl   K«.|>isrt   show*  lliiit   This
Counts-*/ lis .VslvMitotiia llisp'tlly.
Ths annual report on mines and
mining in Canada shows that this
country is nd vane ing rapidly, although many will bo surprised to seo
how small a. place Iron still holds In
out- mineral product ion. An Increase
in the product ton of Iron ore mny
now bo looked for. The growth of
our mining is shown by this table:
per capita.
1886        $-2.'2U
181)0    -     3.50
1SU5   *    409
18H0     4.40
181»7     5.52
18118        -  7.8:2
1809    -  O.iUt
In 1880 tho production per capita
of Canada was less thu.. .,..;• 'bird of
that of Uhe Unites! States; in 1809 it
was about throe-fourths. In other
words, whilo the United States wus
adding 70 per cent, por head lo tho
value of its mineral products tho
Dominion was adding moro than MOO
per cent. It might bo Inferred that
H this continues our mining Industry
will soon bo as import nut relatively
ns that of tho United States, lt must
not be forgotten, however, that tho
increase i.s largely due to tho placer
diggings of Iho Yukon. The proportionate valuo of tlie different mineral
products was,  in ISO'.),, as follows:
Per cent.
1. Gold     „. 42.8H
3. Coal  and coke    21.45
8. Copper       5..10
4. Bricks   (estimated)  _„  „....    4.4tl
5. Nickel      4.17
6. Silver        4.10
7. Building stone (estimated)    8.0.1
8. Petroleum      2.42
9. Lead      _     1.07
10. Lime (estimated)      1.61
11. Cement       1.28
12. Asbestos    98
18. Natural gas  78
14. Oypsum   „ 52
15. Salt  si
16. Irsm Ore  48
17. Sundry  under  1   p.c.   ..._    4.03
Canadian Iron In llrltaln.
Tho London, Eng., Speaker says:
"The arrival in tho Clyde of 3,500
tons of pig iron from Canada is a
development of some significance.
Hitherto the iron which has come
into this country hus been brought
from the continent and the United
States when production there hus
been in excess of tho demand; and
so far from importing from tlio Dominion wo have sent it an avcrugo
of about 10,000 tons annually. The
shipment represents tho first effort
of the Dominion Iron & Steel Company to cultivate a foreign trade.
This concern is of a magnitude equal
to somo of the largest establishments
of Pittsburg; it owes its inception
to American brains, which wero
prompt to recognize the iron and
steel manufacturing possibilities of
the country. Its works arc situated
at Sydney, Cape Breton, and from
tho Immediate neighborhood it
draws inexhaustible supplies of good
ore, coal and limestone, at prices
which bring tho cost of the materials to only about 3s. 3d. per ton,
as compared with 13s. at l'ittsburg.
Doing located in Cunnda, tho company pays no duty on such of its
products as aro consumed in the
country, nnd its position at tidewater gives it a grent advantage
over American rivals for tho purposes of a foreign trade. Moreover,
it receives a bounty from the Cunu-
dlan Government, and this suffice*
to pay freights to und lundint.
charges in England. The whole oi
tlie Dominion Company's four furnaces aro now in operation, and as
an outlet in Canada itself is not
likely to be found for the whole of
its output of over 200,000 tons per
annum, there is every prospect of
regular shipments an a big scale to
England. In fact, Canadian iion
threatens to prove a moro scriour.
competitor than cither Aui.tic.ih.
Ceini.in or Belgian."
Wfcy n# Didn't «o lo Chore**.
A Scottish minister who was Indefatigable tn looking up his folk one dny
called upon'a parishioner. "Illelinrd,"
he snld, "1 hae nn seen ye at the klrfe
for some time and wad like to know
tbe reason."
"Weel, air,"" answered Rlcbnrd. "I
bse three decided objections to goln—
firstly, 1 dlnnn believe In belli whaur
ye does a' the inlkln; secondly, I diunn
believe In si' muckle slngln, an, thirdly
an Ui conclusion, 'twas there I got my
They  Wert.   Flnnlly   DlapsIUd,  mm
(he Nun Hlione Ilrluhily,
And another of those lit He "Doll}- Din
logueiV that the chippie birds flying ttU0UJ
tkaj9S,50 per month Capitol hill chuteuu
s iv ei lieu id went something us follows;
Slu- I'm Kiting to pack up this •*«»'
day and leave you to your stlu-jluobtt uu,i
y si tu*—
He—What, aguln? Let's see. how
iniiiiy times in lhe lust six months hnve I
Mi-en those 38 cent pictures taken down
from the walls and wrapped in pieces o(
itged portieres, and the bureau drawer-*,
dumped into the trunks, aud tha Ki-nt-i-iil
dismantling going uu as if—
She—Well. I'm going this time, and-
lie—Couldn't get you awuy from here
with a 32 horsepower windlass. Where')
the sense In all this four Hushing?
She—Four Hushing! You've gut so de-
pruved that you can't speak except in
those nasty old gambling terms. If j.„u
think that I'm going right on putting up
He—Same old lino nf talk. Whnt Inive
I been lining now that you should bcuvo
tho fed lacquered niuuiel clock into ih,.
top tray of ymir trunk and begin to yank
yonr costumes down from the nails, nnd—
She—Ynu nieaii what haven't ynu donel
You never take me to a single place, hut
leave nie to drag out my lonely exUteiieo
all hy uiy—
Ile—Why, Inst night wns the first lime
I've boon OUt for ten days, and—
She—And you don't appreciate a single
little thing 1 do for you, but—
lie—D'yoil want uie to stand on my
head and wiggle my ears every time I sit
down to n decent meal?
She—There you no again—tlint'i the
wny yon talk. And you never bo much
iin come near Ul* any more, hut every
time I try to make over you a little ynu
aet just us though yssu lonthesl and linttid
the sight of me. And 1 don't believe that
you care one bit for nie any more, bo I
Shi--Well, to you?
He—Cinch. You know you've got a
cinch at that. Couldn't live without you
for 20 minutes, ami ynu know It.
She—Now, honest) Jack, cross yonr
lie (folding her In his embrace)—Well,
listen to tho monkey—as If she .lUu't
know It nil the time.   Sure thing, I do!
She—Anil is it a-going to he gooder tltnn
it has Im'cii?
He—rii'huh. Honest. Make a stub
at it, anyhOw. (let yuur things ou, uml
we'll tnke In some show or other.
(Much up stage business of fondling snd
expressions of mutual sorrow over their
"awful badnesses" and confessions (hat
they didn't menu a singlo word they snid,
fallowed by slow curtain as they depart
burbling   for  (he  theater.)*
Halnral Water*.
AH natural waters contain a greater
or loss amount of mineral matter In solution. Rain water has the smallest
percentage of solid Impurities of any,
and therefore It Is taken as the standard variety of soft water.
The terms soft nnd hard, however,
as applied to water nro scientifically
considered purely relative.
Wnter Is usually reckoned to be
"soft" when It contains less than oue
live-thousandth part of Its weight of
mineral Ingredients nud "hard" when It
coutnlua more thun one four-thousandth.
Soft water has the property of easily
forming a lather wltb soap and la
therefore suitable for washing purposes, while hard wnter will only form
a hither, nnd thnt imperfectly, will)
considerable difficulty.
A mineral wnter has more (linn one
two-thousandth of its weight of tint*
urnl dissolved solids, and a medicinal
water Is a variety of mineral wan-r
t'oiitalulug a varying percentage of dissolved natural solid or gaseous drugs.
flenmay l.vldenee.
Judge (to wltnessi-lx't nie remind
yon thnt your evidence In thla eoun Is
given upon oath, so Hint you will only
lie allowed to state what you know
from your own observation and not
what other people have told you. In
tlie lirst place, you nre a medical practitioner!
Witness—I cannot sny thnt I nm. my
lord. I ouly know It from hearsay, i
bave had uo patients yet.
The H Li-.tr l-l.ls.
Tbe rny. or skate lish. tins a mouth
set transversely across Its head. Ilie
Jaws working with a rolling motion
like two hiinds set bock lo back. In
(he 1nws nre three towb of Oni leetli.
set like a mosaic pavement, and tie*
(ween (hose rolling Jaws tbe H»n
crushes oysters aud otber uollusks I'M
ao tunny nuts.
Health and Vitality
For the Old People
Wasted muscles, shattered nerves and failing strength may
result from old age as well as from disease. As old age creeps
on vitality is lowered, the heart beats mora slowly, the blood
becomes thin and watery and the power of resistance is lessened. It is the old people above all others who require the
new life and energy which comes with the use of Dr. Chase s
Nerve Food.
Scores and hundreds of old people depend on Dr. Chaw* s
Nerve Food to restore their exhausted nerve force and repku °
their wasted tissues. It calms and quiets the nerves, gradually
and certainly enriches thc blood and bdilds up the system, an*!
makes old people feel again the thrill of new life and vigor l"
their shrivelled arteries. From childhood to old age this famous
Food Cure is the greatest blessing which medical science has
bestowed on mankind.
SO ot»., 0 boxen for (•'■.no.   Ai all «l«Rl**r-s, or lCslmsnson, But«» * Co.. TofOBtos . ■ ».„■*•—
The Drill.
A Lady Who Cures Her Husband ol
His Drinking Habits Writes
of Her Struggle to
Save Her Home.
"I )md for a long time been thinking of trying the Tasteless Bomarla
Prescription treatment on niy hus-
liund fur his drinking habits, but ..I
wax afraid he woultl discover that li
was giving him medicine, and the
thought unnerved me. 1 hesitated for
nearly 11 week, bud one dny when he
iiiinii homo very much intoxicated
and his salary nearly all spent, I
threw oil all fear antl determine 1 to
mako nn effort to save our l.oti.n
(rom li.0 ruin I saw coming, at all
hazards. I sent for your TasceldS
Samaria Prescription and put it in
Ins coffee as directed next morning
and watched and prayed for the result. At noon 1 gavo him more and
also ut, supper, lie never suspected
a thing, and I tl, n boldly kept right
on gi'. siig it regularly, an 1 had dis-
Coverod lomothlng that set. overy
Ucrvo la my body tingling with hop-.-
.iin 1 happiness, nnd 1 could ceo a
bright future spread out before me—
a peaceful, happy home, a share in
ihe gootl things of lifo, an attentive,
loving husband, comforts, and everything i lse dear to a woman's heart;
fur my husband had told mo that
whisky was vilo stull and he was
taking a dislike to tt. Il was only
too true, for liofore I had given him
the full course he hud stopped drinking altogether., but I kept giving
hint tho medicine till it wus all gone,
and then sent for another lot to
hnve ssn hnnd if ho should relapse, as
lie had dono from promises before.
Ih- never hns, nnd I am writing you
this I'.i ter to tell you how thankful
I am. 1 hons*stly beliovo lt will cure
the worst cases."
8ns r FI.FI3 TO ALI..—A sample
pad.; si of Tasteless Kumurla Pre-
MT'-issin "SENT FREES with full pnr-
tfrtilars In plain sealed envelope. All
let turn considered sncr.-dly contider.-
tfol. Addrs>HS Tho Samaria Remedy
Co., 80 Jordan street, Toronto, Out.
Woman's Christian Temperance Dnioi
■mm inn nr-nnnTiTTsWriTi:
Letter from Mrs. Gooru I Grant, of
Paisley, Ont., giving puni.ulurs of
h cure effected by "Samaria Prescrip-
Ui n,'* resulting in Its use and adoption by the Pals**./ Woman's Christian Temperance ynlon.
Paisley, Ont.. Ilcc sin I ier 11th, 1!>00.
riio Samaria Rcinedy Co.,
:',() Jordan Street, Tos-onto, Ont.
I tear Sirs,—T pctmed a few lines to
>.iu some time ago.—ns a member of
the  b'inpcrai.co causo,   I   wrote    for
iisisiriiiai ion;  til   that timo 1 had     in
in.v niiiid fr hinds whose ion wns a
greatj t-ause of anxii-iy nnd trouble 00
i> count of i.i* drunken habits, l
urongly urg il th" friends to try llu
remedy I saw advertised lu the To*
ronio Olobo. They did ao, It wm
tin- Painurta Iloraody that was od*
ministered nntl I ium pleased to In*
lorm the company tho medicine wu
helpful; th.. young umn bur. not
drank a drop r, ni-e, breaking hit from
old companions: and special prayer*
on his behalf, all aided in breaking
•ho chains,
At the last meeting of the W. G.
T. U. here, 1 h- rodUCOd your liieili-
cine fut- n10 ,.,„.„ 0f sju, Hquor habit,
Mid a resolution was passed, "Thai
Inasmuch as it is tin* aim of this or
gani.-aiion to help -he poor inebriate,
Wo should recoiiiin.nd this •• -nedy in
homes where persona are ni dieted to
tjie uso of Intoxicating '*quors."
N°W, Kirs, wishing you a successful
career in your noblo work, and feeling that assistanco can bo given in
tlio precincts of homo by the hand of
mother or -wife, trusting Cod mny
"pen up useful avenues for your lo*
bors, Yours very respect fully,
(Signed) AlliS. GEORGE GUANT,
On behalf of Paisley W. C. T. U.
FREE SAll^LE^W-mtrt
stliin, testimonials anil tsrloe sent In plait
Hi'.iliid cnriilouo. Knclosb -o stump. Adtlrost
  TORONTO, Ontarh
Subject, to Headaches., Dizziness and
Heart. Palpitation, They Grow
Dlsoouraged and Prematurely Old.
From the TCeviow, Windsor, Ont.
"l»r. Williams' Pink Tills is the
only ins-dieliio that ever gave mo any
rs'ul benefit.,;' said Mrs. It. K, Harris,
a well known resident of Windsor, to
a representative of tlio Ituvlow recently." I do not know exactly
whut my troublo was; doctors Beamed iiniilile to loll mc, though I
thought myself it was consumption.
I hinl a constant racking cough, and
a constant f«*s*lin*.** of lunguldncss.
My blood st*. metl to havo turned lo
water, and 1 was very pale. 1 had
a fes'liiig iii my chest as though soma
foreign subslunoo was lodged there,
The slightest, noise   made  me nervous;
l was dujeoted all the time and could
not scarcely do any household work.
I tried medicines,   but   they did   not
help me In the least. Hsu-tors (lid
not. sii'iii nbh> to help mo or tell ine
what   ailed   me,    although  their  bills
Increased wilh alarming rapidity,   f
grew so weak, uml so despondent
that, finally I decided to take a trip
to Colorado to stv if a change of
climate would benefit me, While
contemplating this trip I rend in a
paper one day the testimonial of a
person whose symptoms were almost,
identical wlih my own, who was
cured by Dr. Williams' I'ink Tills. I
decided to give them a trial and
purchased a box. When that, box
was dono T got another, and found
gradually that tho pills Were helping
me, Tlm trip to Colorado wus
abandoned, and I continued using the
pills until 1 lind taken eight, or nine
hoxes when 1 felt like nn altogether
dim-rent, person. 1 became the picture of health, and felt it too. lt is
SBVeral years since I used the pills,
a nd 1 hnve not bad any return of tho
trouble. I am positive Tr. Williams'
Pink Tills saved me from nn early
grave, and I cannot recommend them
too highly to those who are afflicted
as I was."
It. is the mission of Dr. Williams'
Pink Tills to make rich, red blood,
nourish the nerves, tissues nnd various ssrgnns of tho body, and thus by
reaching the root of tho trouble,
drive disease from the system. Other
medicines act only on thc symptoms
of the disease, and when such medicines are discnnlinued. The trouble
returns-often in an aggravated form,
if you want health and strength, lse
sure tin- full name, "Pr. Williams'
Pink Tills for 1'ala Teoplo" is on tlio
wrapper around each box. it your
dealer cannot supply you the pills
will In* riant postpaid at fiO cents it
box, or six boxs*s for $2.GO, by Mi-
dressing the Dr. Williams' Medlo'ne
Co., ltrockville,  Ont.
■ low Kt.ssssslssK ntls-y Hs-k.-ss.-iI m. Ilnr*
list* str It'll  YonuK Man.
Roaming Kilcy, the Traveling Thirst,
nailed the young mini who had just
emerged (rom the clothing •"tore looking
pretty spick und spun in a spring suit.
"Sir," he begao, wulklng alongside the
young mnn, "1 trust you won't consider
rue obtrusive, but"—
"To the think virgin forest," cut In the
spick ninl spun ytniili.   "Nothing doing."
"Hut," snid the Traveling Thirst, "my
only purpnae in presuming to address you
i« ti) call your"—
"Now, look ii-here," growled the young
mini hi the new set of counter duds, pulling up nud facing the Trim-ling Thirst,
"yini couldn't panhandle me with a liiise-
luill hut If you belong""*! In the home nine
ninl hnd Ihe tup hutting average nnd
there were two outs itn.l three men on the
liitses nnd you were up and trying one of
your famous hunts on the pitcher. Nobody  t-tiii   piillhiiudle ine.     I'm  u  craggy
young person.   I'm a pooproducer.   I've
nhvnys got the goodl on ine, but I'm no-
tnrliiiis for the hnhit of never giving up
IHldor nny elreiiinstuni-es. It wouldn't
lintlii'i- nip nny if you needed a hooter so
Imd tluit you were seeing purpln hippo-
poinnil playing gulf with fence pickets
fnr brassies. I'd let you go right on seeing 'em.   I'm naturally cru-sl.   Ooum-
ipicnily, liitt-k to lite unbiased pnth. nod
litiili quick!"
Kunming Riley, tbe Traveling Thirst,
flood with his band on his chin in a rueful attitude during the delivery of this
little speech, uud nl its wind up he turned
"All right," he Mid, "I didn't menu
uny harm. I simply desired to Inform
rod tluit on the left shoulder of thut admirably fitting coat you're wearing there's
n huge yellow tag bearing, in large, Insistent figures, the legend, Thirteen dol-
l.-ii-ts,' nnd"—
A blank expression Dickered over the
countenance of the young mnn with the
freshly plucked glud rugs,
"Sny. is thnt riglit?" he Inquired In a
low. iniilllod tune. "Take it nlT. will you?"
"Sure thing," replied lite Thirst, and
llien he walked up behind the yiiung mini
nmi deftly removed the tog ninl exhibited
"That's worth tin- half to me," snisl the
Chagrined youth, laying the tour hits iu
tin- Traveling Tliirsi's palm. "I was going tn spring It nu uiy landlady in iilmut
n half hour from now thut it hnd stood
ine $11.50, nil nf my two weeks' wages,
to cough up for (hi* apparel ns an excuse
fnr mil coming tn lhe front wilh my little
hoard coin, nutl if sin* had seen the tag
after Td bunded hs-r thnt s-.vift con.
'In-re'd hnve been mime vestibule Itin-
magP within the quid precincts of that
liniiriling bouse thai "nd hnve given the
iiiiiisefnl of rubbernecks the chance of
iicir lives to stretch. Take the money,
my liny, nnd may ymir barrel house muse
trickle to the split."— Washington  Tost.
The weather man  is certainly   hot
Tke EssOsy, ""ta**l*J "Hir*.-*".
"The shag Is the laziest and most stupid form of life to be found anywhere
on the globe. It Is an aquntic fowl,
with big, clumsy looking beak nnd with
a form something like the dodo, now
extinct," said n western man. "I hnvo
spent much time In watching this fowl,
which Is found In some of the shallow
lakes, and the chief point of Interest
to mc was the startling stupidity displayed. They generally squat on
stumps or logs in the lake and wntch
for the smaller lish that play nroutid
the surface of the water. They ore
fairly clever in catching what tfcry
want, and they throw out their bill
with considerable precision when they
jig for game. But they never get to
eat whnt they catch until they have fed
nt least one nud maybe more than one
member of another kind of water fowl.
"Whenever n shag begins to catch
lish, a long legged, loug necked water
hen will take a place Immediately behind him. When thc shag lands a lish,
the water hen simply reaches over and
gets It Without any show of resentment and without turning around, the
abng will continue Its watch for fish,
and this Is kept up until tbe wnter hen
has finished a meal, and then, If no
otber enterprising member of the same
tribe comes along, the shag Is permitted to enjoy the product of its own
sleepy efforts.
"I have on oue occasion seen one shag
feed as many ns three water hens before eating a single lish. lt Is certainly n singular display of stupidity, and
after having watched ibe performance
a number of limes I mn convinced that
the shag Is actually loo dull to even
kuow that the water hen stands behind blm to steal the lish out of his
| l.cavo
: taiions and Bays.   Ooinr,
A.: h i
""Ssavo from   Canadian
T>.ortheni depot—
Wlnnipesr hi UorrisJCm
erson.St. l'..ulsto.dly
3t I'aul    Io   Kilters nt
Morris, Winn P ,; .Hy
Wlitiipeg-     o   It'll*, id
Hiatus. Bel : ont.IInxt-
noy & llrandon, Mon.,
Wort vul Kit    -    *  -
Brandon. Hnrtn-iy, Bo.-
matt, Miami. H.'lnud,
to Wlnnlaes.   Tues.,
'j burs atuf Sat.   -  -   .
Wiiial eg to Psirmge l.i
P. ana  intermeausvte'
8 atisinu, daily ex bU'i,
Port go la, J*, and lntcr*|
nic-lii'le    utivl>us   t..
WliinipcodW ex Su-   18*10
Winnipeg to stations oit|
Dcivcr nun O'lti*. lira.s]
cb(!t>Sues, ond Thurs
Beaver and Di Its br's-Ii
stations, to Winnipeg
Tiioi. audThtirs.    -   '11.55
•Vinnipegto Portage la
!'.,('indstona.    •  •   -
D.tniihln,   etc.,   Mon.
\V. il. and Fri.
ia ipliln. Gladstone. P."
la Frnlrie, \. innipeg
Yurs., Ilium. &   Snt.
iVinni,,egto W'p'gosU.
Tusu and Thnrs.  •   •
Winnipcgosi i  to   Wpf,-
Mon. nmi i'ri	
•Vlnnlreg     to   Grand
View, it m. antl  Fri.
3r:indView to   W,g
Tues. anil Sat	
Dou;ihln to   W'p'gosis
end return, Bnt	
Dauphin to Swan l'ivcr
Ss l*l*-/ood, Wed	
Blwsiotl to 8wa**  H'.ver
hi'ave from 0. P. (lepot
Winnipeg to Worroo'1
lteaudetto nnd Int. r-
iiih llatj str.tions.Mon,
Wed., and Fri. ......
Bcaudf tte, Wiirrsuid.etc
tss Wtanlper    Tues.
Thurs. and Snt
D. a 11 ANN A.                  GFO.
Oen. Supt.
Trnf. M t*t
i'"»1)I Till?   IM ,II\!U  111/
fsniu w\xn
An Albi>rtu Man Tloports His Entire
Sat isfaction With the World Fa-
nuiuH Itcnii'dy—IHinul Disorder the
CaiiHti of His Troublo—Dodd's
Kidney 1'ills Havo ltcmovod lt.
nnd Ho Is Thankful.
Blalrmore, Alborta, July flfl.-(8peb-
ial)—Dodd's Kidnoy Pills aro JukL us
won thoiif-ht ,of in the Great Northwest us thoy nro any plnoo olso In
thu world. Tho lmoplo huvo conll-
ileiico in thfiii, Thoy do an thoy aro
t'luiiiicd to do.
Nor is tho claim a small one,
iiosld'H Kidney 1'ills are claimed to
run- some ol tho most daufferouiand
deadly utaladles that flush is heir to
und What Ih more, thoy do it. Ths-
proof Is positive Thousand** and
thousands sif reputable people attest
For instntu-o, ovs-ry ono knows
Dright'a Disease meant at ono timo
meant the lentence of death, iios-s
It now V Ask Arthur Colely, of Som-
s-rss-t, Mun. lie was curud of Slight's
Disease, the last stages of it, by
Dodd's  Kidney  tills.
Dodd's Kidney Pills will cure the
lesser disorders if tho'human system
arisin-; from Kidney Disease witii
iitsl, ius much certainty, and an even
greater promptness. Of theso, Slcin
EJruptlona, such as Hoils and Pim-
Iiles. arising from an Impure state of
the blood are not tho most uncommon or the lonsL distressing, Dodd's
Kidney Pills, by Improving the action of the kidneys, purify the blood,
and Moils and Pimples immediately
Walter H. A. Noble, of Blalrmore,
Albertn, writes iu this connection .
"I had been trssublod with Pimples
nil over my face and Dacknchst. T
tried everything to cure it, oil kinds
of medicine,  hut failed
"I was told t..j try Dodd's Kidney
Pills antl did so at once. I pot three
boxes of Dodd's Kidney Pills and
took one after every meal. They cured mo. They nre the only things
that ever did me any pood. I will
always use Dodd s Kidney Pills in
case of sickness nnd advise all other
sufferers to do so "
I was cured of   a severe   cold   by
Oxford, N.S. R. F. HEWSON.
I was cured of a terrible sprain by
Yarmouth, N.S. Y. A. A. C
I was cured of TUack Erysipelas by
Ingloville. J. W. RUGGLEH.
Fom-ing In hot woather  is  apt to
niuko people fuint.
Lots  of  follows    who  enn  road    a
menu  in Fron-Ob", haven't the price.
Homo wives find It easier to patch
"P a quarrel than to darn socks.
Minard's Linimcut Cures Diplifiieri.,
Nell—She's a flighty so*-t qf girl-
Relic—Yes;  the fellows say she's a
Thulium' Ki-li i-trit- Oil should be urn-sl by
pcrgonH truiili nl with allectlons of the
(Inout. or ltui;:B, Huri-.t upon tho skin, rhou-
ninlic pnin, cornti, buiiiuiiH or external injuries. Tbe rcnaons nro, thnt It ia t<ps*cdy,
pure nnd unobjoctionnhlu, whethor taken in-
tertmlly or uppllod outwardly.
A rolling stono may gather no
moss, but after all, moss bns very
littlo commercial  value.
... Mnrln, o-.von S-.u d, Toronto
nnd Ron, Via Lnkfiu,  .Mon-. Thurs
Tues , I'll, iinsisii.i.....	
Momrvil, Tnrsiiito.  a9M  York ansl
etist.vla all rail, stilly	
Ktit     1'isrtaBO    and    inicriin-tliate
iiilnU, Mon., Wed. fcFii.
Tiiei.,'iloirs. *kt*et ....
Rat    Poitn^o    nnd     i.itcruiodlito
-,, sl.iis, TusiiwTh ra nn.l Sat	
Moision, l.iio  DulliniH-t  nnd   inter
mediate Pot'.-ta. Thnrs only	
Porlngu laPrnli-le, lirainlon,Oalnry
Nelson and ^'! liootini.y antl Const
polati. dntly	
Portngo In, Pi ivie, ltrnudon, nnd In-
ternii'dlate i>i,l-.its,s:.ill-sr ex Sun....
Poitnpre la Psti rio, Brandon, M so c
}:iw nnd iateruedlata points siatly
ssx Sunday 	
CI! ill stotio. Nuopaivsi, Mimieuom and
Intermedlue poi its,. .ily ox Hun.
su ,il Lnko, Yorkton nnd intcrnioal-
,sto iiointa, Mon., Wed. npd Frl ....
Tuns, 's'Iiiih.ihii*. Ssi'or.lny	
Iln-ild   <JU V,     H-nnlota,     Bltnot.i.
Tues., Thurs. and Sat	
Man., Wed. ii-dFii  ...
Moreen, Dawmhte anolntet meato-o
luliitn diiilye.i:...in
N tphiha, A'.itmo-la nud i:-.te:iii'"iliatc
l.olnts.Mon., Wed., Thurs. in bat
Mos* , Tui-s., Thurs. nntl F^l	
Olonlioro. Sourlg, nnd Inlo.-nioillnti
nnl'.tts,dally rx Bun uiitt..
Nti'.sliikft.Mcltta. Alnmosla and inter
nuiliato points,   Mun., Wed, Frl.
Tues., Thurs. nud! at	
l'incstona, Ho tion, Areola nnd inti"'
mod ate points, Mon. Vs-il., Fri,
Tues., Thurs. nnd Hat.,,	
Frubysn're, Illwh,  Uleiifalt,  iCstti-
Mnn • ••••
0rl.ia.bt. Paul, Clit.'iBO dally
HtuiiewnU. ■J,uij1ou..Tiii:». Thurs, Sal
Wost Belblrk ..Mon, Wed, Frl
WestBelkhk ..Tne;. Thntfl, Sat
K nnr"0'i aS2l 2      "'
18 00
:m im
18 30
1:1. 1
Ueu. bui.t
Ui n. Pass. Alictit.
The message to the collar Is "wilt
thou '.*"
It   isn't    worth   while   ti) get hot
over an Ice bill.
Don't send for a doctor if you lui|v-
pen to have cold in the ico chest.
If every dog has his day, thero
must, be a lot of dog days to go
There ncrcr was, nnd never will be. s
anivt'rttal panncea, in one it-mi dy, for all Ills
to which fl. sh is heir—the very nnturo of
many curatives being such that were the
germs of other and differently seated dis-
eafes rssot.-d in tho system of tho pHtient—
whut ivuuld relieve one ill in turn w, 11H ag-
gt-iivuts- tlse olh r. We have, however, in
Quinine Wine, when obtuinuble in a sound,
unadulterated stute, a remedy for many ana
grievous iiis. By its gradual and judicious
un tlie frailest systems are led into convn-
leseeiioo and t-trongth by the influence which
Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives.
It relieves tlie drooling spirits of thotte with
whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of interes-t in life is a diseuse,
and, by tranquilizing the nerves, disposes to
sound and refreshing sleep—Imparts vigor
to the action of ilio blood, which, being
Stimulated, emirs-en throughout the veins,
rtrongtliening ihe hea thy unimal functions
of tlie system, thereby making activity a
necessary result, stienglhening tho frame,
nnd giving life to Uie digestive organs, which
nnturully dimund increased substance—result, improved appetite. *>'orthr.iptfc Lyman,
of Toronto have given to the public iheht
superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate, and,
gnuged by the opinion of scientists, this
wine approaches neurest perfection of any in
th* market.   All drugsjiste sell lt.
Fnll Directions For Ihe DUco-rery of
This Sort or Insllvldual.
I read a fiihle some time ago. It waa
about a "piker." Hut It seems to mo thnt
tho writer did not understand tlio nnturo
of tho prehistoric but recently classlflnd
piker. lie suys a piker is a mnn who
hns all his goods lu his show window.
The statement Is fnulty In three respticts.
A piker is on no occasion a mnn, ho has
no Rood* ami ifn window.
A piker Is a fellow who plays a two
call livo sort of a cnnin nnd frequently
(.-tlgcs a nickel to change his luck. Ho Is
tho follow who Rnys, "Put up for ine."
and along in tho stretch of tho same
breath reminds you Hint ynu aro his debtor iu the sum of twenty odd cents.
(Adam was tho first piker. Ho would
not steal tho apple, hut ho very willingly
helped poor Evo to out it, and. it's s safe
bet bo split tho fruit.)
Uo will regale you for hours with opinions formed upou Denver on s ono day
stop over ticket. Ile gets a sovero head-
aeha when he takes a lady to a "European plan" restaurant. It is ho from
whom yoa first lenrn that "stnntling
room only" tickets to the opera company
are all gone. He thoroughly enjoys a
week stand minstrel show with "ladles'
night," but honestly lacks conception of
classical music of high histrionic art. IIo
cnn't see why ho shouldn't be a two time
wiuncr when ho entered the 2:20 class
with a straw collar nnd chain tugs.
A piker Is a fellow who's been up
Hgninst it—ma; who's seen things—with
pn; who's been around some—around
The fellow who Is always waiting for
something to turn up is a piker. He's
afraid to turn over n rock looking for an
opportunity for fear that bv* might find
something Injurious, never once considering the effectiveness of a rock under
such circiiinstnnees. nor does he figure
tluit lie would nt leust he one rock shend.
There nre pikers in every line of business nntl every pines? of pleasure. Tho
fellows who bent the wnter with a fishing
pule ansl want to co home because fish
Won't bite; who i*ot tin* back fever oa
n rniuy dance night: who tell you they'll
see you through: who "stag" it; who
drop in while yon arc doing the good
to n number of friends at a soda fountain
nnd remind you of something you wanted
to forget; who tell you that they don't
need the money just now: who wonder
how .Tones lives nnd whore IliRKius gets
his money; whoVnre conservative or com-
mnn, according to the financial thermometer; who lose n gnnie of billiards nnd
tell you they did so purposely to lighten
your expense; who will borrow, hut won't
lend in n game; who won't advertise, because every one knows they nre in business; who won't support the ball team
nnr the churches—tlu-y nre nil pikers.
The first step which Identifies this indl-
vidtinl is "telling the teacher;" next he
revenls your confldeoces; then he knocks
on you. A knocker is a Duasbsck, aud
niossbacks are pikers.
A Table of the Hour HrekonlBK* ef
All Nstllona.
Tbo dimculty of appreciating the dlf-
ference In time that prevails between
different countries Is very general, aud
tin* following list Is printed for tho purpose of a ready i-et'oroiiee guide br
which to caletiliitt- the lime of any ec-
curronce In ami:her country, All nations except Spaiu, Portugal and Russia calculate their fluie from the meridian of (iri-eiiwleh, accepting as stanu-
ard ssiino even  hour meridian east or
I west of Greenwich,   l-'or Instance:
Western European tlnie. or that of
the meridian of «;rectiwlch, Is legal In
England, Belgium, Holland and Luxemburg.
Central European time, or one hour
oust of Greenwich, Is legal In Germany,
Austria-Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegu-
vlnn. the Kongo Free State. Denmark,
Italy, Scrvlu, .Sweden. Norway and
Eastern European time, or two hours
east of (Ireenwieh. Is ndopts-d by Bill-
g'irln. Ituimiaiiln, .Vital and Turkey In
Eight hours enst of Greenwich applies to the Philippines.
Nine hours east of Greenwich Is
adopted by central Australia and Japan.
Ten hours east of Greenwich la official in Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania.
Eleven nnd a bnlf hours enst bas
been ndopted by New Zealand.
The United Stntes. Canada nnd Mexico have adopted the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth hours west of Greenwich.
Tbe Hawaiian Islands adopt the meridian of lO'sj hours west.
In Spain the nierldl.'in of Madrid. 14
minutes 45 seconds west of Greenwich, Is legal; in Portugal, that of Lisbon, or 3(1 minutes 80 seconds west,
and In Russia, thnt of St. Petersburg,
or 2 hours, 1 minute and 13 aecouds
east of Greenwich.
A DINNEK PILL,—Many persons suffer
excruciating agony after partaking of a
hcitrty dinner. Thu food purtuken of is like
a ball of lead upon the Moiiinoh. snd instead
j of being a healthy nutriment it becomes s
poison to thu system. Dr. Parmelee's Vegetable Pills are wonderful correctives of
such troubles. They correct acidity, open
secretions and convert thu food partaken of
into healthy nutriment. Tliey ure just the
medicine to tako it troubled with indigestion
or dyspepsia.
No Maude,  dear, thero is no excessive liosit from a mountain range.
"I hour Jones is dead, nnd it wns
only yesterday that I mot. him. Po
you know what was the matter ?"
"Milk, cucumbers and  hs*s*r."
"Oh I"
LOVO  is   blind,   anil  yet  lovers  pull
down  the  blind.
The rich consumptive's coffers won't
keep him from coughing.
Some doctors woultl rather stick to
theories Hum build up a prncticj.
Ohbosic Driunokmksts of thr Stomach,
I.ivkh and Bi.ooo nre speesii y removed by
the active principle of tho ingrs dients onter-
Ing into tho eoitipo-itism of Pnruielec's Veg-
etuble Pd s. These pills act sp eitic.-tlly on
the doran.-ed organs, stimulating to action
thc dormant energies of the system, thereby removing discuss- i.nd n newing lifo nnd
vitality to tho afflicted. In this lies the great
secret of tho popularity of Purmeleo's Vcge*
tublo pills.
Wigg— Is alio a professional musician ?
Wagg—Well,  sho professes  to bo.
Somo WOmen entertain for the
pleasure it gives them of not Bending invitations to somo other wo-
Noll—So far as stylo is concerned,
he is a perfect goose.
Belles—Yes; he. still persists in wearing duck trousers.
Sinarl's Liniment Ceres Distemper.
Ns*urly 10 per cent of those who
have won the Victoria Cross are military  and  naval  doctors.
At the end of Juno the defence
forces of iho Commonwealth of Australia wore declared to bo (il ,**il3
men and 15,000 cadets.
The cssst of maintaining royalty in
Qreat Urltain onta-ils un average
expense of threepence upon eaoh cttl-
Esn of the kingdom.
How's This?
We offer Ons* Iliinds-sl 1'ss1!hi-*i Ri-wnrsl mr
»nv en,-,, of t'tit tth Unit cannot lse i-u-cil hy
Halt'is Cutdirli Cure.
I' i.UUENRY s> CO., Props ,To*edn,0.
We. tlis. undersigned, have Known I-'. .1.
Cheney fsir ths laxi 15 yesn.and believe him
•s rfetslly honorable isirtfi busbies* transactions,
and lin nctniiy iiisii* o carry bet any obligation
aia: e by their fit in.
•A kktsSs! 1 iu:ax,u lusle-siile DruggistsTotedOiOt,
W'Al.lllKll,      KlNNSN     *      MAIIVIN,     WhOlCSM'
Drrjjgg:**•«, isis'.'ss,(i.
Hulls ('isiisrrh Ours 'stall n lnternnlly,acting Kiies'tiv ii|..sn iits* i.ioisii ami inus* ui k'ji-
fas-it' of the systna. Price, Tte. psr botUa. *i,>ld
bv nl I .li 11 s;g  u.   " ts-ii:'is.iiin s dee
Hall's Kauillr I'll.i are tit* U- i
An interesting experiment was recently made by a Frenchwoman.
With a view to testing the sustaining powers of chocolate she lived upon that for sixly days, and lost but
lift eon pounds in weight in the interval.
New English words im* constantly
bsing made to fill the needs ssf modern inventions. To givo some idea
of tho trs-inendous growth of the
language, tho words and phrases under the letter A l.nve increased in SO
years from 7,00 > to nearly 00,000.
I owe no man a penny, said he
proudly, They Raxed on him with
wondering admiration. No man on
earth? The only two persons to
whom 1 owe money are my landlady
and washerwoman I
Patent needles and pins are mado
to the number of 17."5 different varieties.
The   town of Ntisso,   in  Sweden, has
In fs-iiinio contingent In its (ire   bri-
! guile.
It wns a suliry afternoon and the
teacher sif n geography class wns endeavoring to got p few gsssssi answers
before closing thu lesson.
Now, boys, th * word 'stun' at the
end of a word mentis 'place Of.'
Thus wo have .Afghanistan, tho place
sif the Afghans; also Hlndoostan,
the place of the Hindoos. Now, can
anyone give mo another example ?
Yes. sir, snisl tln> Smallest boy
proudly ; 1 can. Umbrellas!un, (lie
place for  uiutirellns.
Tie that lni-Us money, employment
and   content   is   without  throe     gsssssl
AQE."*>TTS      TW*A.*lSrT"f3r).
We are in need of   it   few   teliiilil.   Agent-
throughout tho otntfi/v to handle onr
Osisid pretlt uud quick  sules.    Kor |inrt'c»
-nn nddress
31.1 Mxlss St.. Wlnnlpng,
Free and easy exrectsimtlon Immediately
relieves nnd frees Iho throat nnd lungs from
viscid phlegm, nn.l ti medicine Unit promotes this is tho be'i-t modiolne to uso for
coughs, c 'Ms, Inflammation of tho lungs
Hnd till affections of the throat nnd che.it.
This is precisely what Bickle's Anti-Oon-
sumptivo Syrup is a spec.tie. for. und whore-
ever uss'd it hn-s givs n unbounded s:(ti.sfHc-
tlon. Children like it because it is pleasant.
adults liko' it because it rolioves and cures
the disease
Conceit mny pt.IT a man up, but  it.
is not a good prop.
Everything for the
Minard's Liniment Cures Colls, Etc.
Tho tolnl cost of the l"3ngllsh secret service for 1900 was only $<*>.ri,-
Tie who talks    of tbo unalterable
laws of man is an unalterable fool.
When yon face a  difficulty never let
it stare you out of countenance.
MiMrt'i Liniment Cora Gar-set li r.owi.
"Thut dull Miss Whifja doesn't. 10001 ' uA^/^^\A,Wr\AAAAAA^^>/^A,
its huvo n partlclii of Imagination."
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"fWfC DRItls, SLOCAN, B. C, ATGL'ST fl. Wi.
rC. E. Smithi:rinhai,i:, Editor and I'rop.
■SLOCAN,      ....      15. C.
1-egal Advertising 10 cents a line for
•the first insertion and.*) cents a line each
«uhsequent insertion.
C-ertifictttes ol Improvement, $7 each.
Transient advortisemenlaatsuiue rates
as legal advertising.
1-ocala will be charged 10 cents a line
ior each insertion.
Commercial Hates mado known upon
Tho Subscription is $2 per year, strict-
sly in advance; $2.00 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slooan, IL C.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th, 11*01.
A pencil mark in lhe space
.opposite will be an indication to you that ye editor
considers there is unmet hi ng
coming to him on your sub-
acription. Kindiv acknowledge  in cnsli and oblige.
l.nrnutiAi.  oiioi'iuxus.
Now that discussion of aboard rf
tirade for Sloctmhas been freely ventilated, a decided Step towards the formation of that body should be taken.
Its duties would enable the board to
take up many things of importance
to the city and camp outside the jurisdiction of the council and, working
together, the two could do much
With the exception of the Enterprise, all properties working in the
camp are outside the pale and jurisdiction of the Mineowners' Association. It may, or may not, have
something to do with the progress so
plainly discernible here. The mine-
owners' memorial had naught to do
with the dry ore belt, for local facts
.and figures would condemn the allc
gations made therein.
The demand for dry ores is increasing rapidly, urged on by the
press and encouraged by the smelters. Slocan's turn has come and
come to stay. This division possesses
the only proven deposits of silicious
ores in the province, giving to the
, city hi consequence the key to the
smelter situation. In the general
.scramble for a smclter.Slocan should
not permit the other lake towns to
get the start of her. A smelter here
means increased population, progress
and prosperity, And it is only a step
from the smelter to a government refinery.   Don't forget it.
The camp is employing 325 men
und has a daily payroll of $1000
With supplies added, thc monthly
-disbursements total $50,000. Yet,
why are things so quiet in thc city ?
Can it be the citizens are allowing
their opportunities to escape them ?
There is food for reflection in the figures given and the trade they betoken is worth striving for. Slocan is
where the major portion of that
money should be spent. Encourage
miner and operator alike to centre
JiiB interests here, encourage him to
•expend l.is money here, and induce
.him to make this placo his home
Imprare thc opportunities placed
within your grasp.
The provincial contest in the Slo
can riding, resultant upon the pre
suined elevation of K. F. Green to
the cabinet, is being fought to a finish before the constituency has been
thrown up.   It is well, for things
will be easier when the auspicious
.moment   really   arrives.     In   the
meantime some talk, due to outside
influences or aroused by imaginary
grievances, is being made of opposition to Dob, which he is not taking
seriously.   The Sil vcrtonian appeal's
to be against him and predicts a combination of independents and Union
-men In line with its suggestions.   It
also opines that cither Billy  Mac
Adams, of the Paystreak, or Chris
Folev will take the field in opposition
to the new minister-to-be.   Such talk
is silly nnd ns idle as it is silly.   Bob
Green ran in the last election as a
-Labor  candidate  and  nothing has
since occurred to show that his constituents have become estranged.   As
a cabinet  minister   he could  und
•would work with better advantage
-for tha riding and Labor's interests
would bo mightily improved thereby.
•In this section Bob is stronger than a
year ago and his majority, were the
.election held at once, would be treble
,that of the past.   What is true of
Slocan 13 true of the remainder of the
fybfugiba (pr Tan Dtuw..
Price of load does not efTect Slocan.
Ernest Mansfield has gone to England.
There are 110 men employed at the
Neil Getlilng's new cottage is almost completed.
The ore shipments from tho Slocan
total 14,233 tons.
Father Cote will say mass In the
Catholic church on August 10.
The survey of the V & M, Twelve
Mile, was completed last week.
The repairs to the Two Friends
trail wero completed this week.
Born,—In Silverton, on Aug. l.the
wife of A. Stewart, ofa daughter.
The equipment for tho local rifle
club was shipped from the coast on
A meeting of the Howard Fraction
company was held in Nelson during
tho week.
Mark Manley went out to Spokane
Saturday. Ho may go east before
his return here.
Tho Wilson House cafe is idle, J.
Harper having moved over to the
Two Friends hotel.
McVannel & Fife, contractors, have
dissolved partnership, the latter continuing the business.
Russell Robertson left on Saturday
to further his studies at the high
school in Vancouver.
Chief Clark started out on his dog
tax crusade last week. Canines arc
now licensed to bark.
W. Koch was hiring men this week
to complete the Silver mountain road
to the Hartney mine.
Rev. M. D. and Mrs. McKee returned on Friday from a two weeks'
camping at Rosubery.
Thc Orange Society's new hall,
next to St. Paul's church, will be
commenced next week.
J. Frank Collom has purchased the
remaining third interest in the Morris, near the Arlington sawmill.
Service will be held in St. Paul's
churci next Sundav. morning and
evening.   C. Arthur Mount, vicar.
Mrs. Nevers and son left Wednesday for Camborne, in the Lardeau
camp, where they will reside in the
II. McKay, owner of thc Esmeralda, on Dayton creek, left Monday for
Morden, Man., where ho will remain
until next spring.
A. S, Farwell, who has been surveying for the Arlington and Speculator lor the past month, finished his
labors on Saturday.
Thc lead in the Jenny Long claim
has been tapped in a 48-foot crosscut,
showing eight inches of 300 oz ore.
Three men are employed.
The smoke seen here during the
past fortnight is coming from a forest
fire in the Nakusp pass, three miles
from Hill's mill. It originated from
D. McPherson and D. McCuaig are
working steadily on the Young Bear
group, near tho Bondholder. Six
inches of high grade ore has been
shown up.
Pete Sennett, Silverton, brought in
two four-horse teams Saturday to do
freighting on the Arlington road.
That makes 11 teams operating now
to the mine.
The Vancouver reception committee to the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall must wear frock coats and plug
hats. Slocan's mayor will be tbe
swtllestof the swell.
Knox church Sundav school picnic
will be held this afternoon at the picnic grounds near the Y. Families
are asked to bring b 6kets. All citizens cordially invited.
No trackmen bave as yet returned
tn work on the Slocan river road.
Those working on the Rossland
branch are non-union men and were
granted certain concessions.
Benson & Hinchllffe hnve driven
50 feet on their contract on the Happy
Medium, Twelve Mile.demonstratini'
that the ore chute exposed on the
surface is carrying with depth.
Tom Collins, the historian of Nelson, arrived In on Mondav to perform
his assessment on the Mattawa,a Ten
Mile property. Dame fortune has
many good things in store for him.
A short piece of road is to be built
to the Iron Horse, Ten Mile, connecting with the main trunk highway.
New hoisting machinery has been
ordered, for which the foundation is
being prepared.
Four claims and fractions were
staked last week near the Speculator
In tho interests of J. Frank Collom,
as a result of the recent surveys. He
now has thc dip of the Speculator
lead fully protected.
Oscar White, superintendent ofthe
Slocan Star mine, passed through to
Sandon yesterday. Ho was afraid
the Star would have to close down
this week, owing to Johnny Harris'
lawsuit against thc company.
The Dominion Express Co. has
made reduced rates on money orders
as follows: $5 and under, 3c;'over $5
and not over $10, Cc; over $10 and
not over $30, 10c; over $80 and not
over $50, 15c; over $50 at same rates.
A meeting of the Slocan Rifle Association will be held at the Arlington
hotel, on Thursday evening, the 15th
inst., at 8 o'clock, fo receivo report
of the executive committee and to
adopt bylaws. All members aro particularly requested to attend.
Pleated With the U.piilsllo.
——     '
Chas. Dempster, of Rossland, whose
syndicate recently lifted the bond on
the Republic group, on Erin mountain, came in on Saturday's train,and
spent two or three days in the camp.
He inspected a number of other properties, including the V & M,Twelve
Mile, and the old I X L group, on
Robinson creek. He left orders for
pumping out the shaft on the Republic and the property will be put
into shape .for an early visit from the
president ot the syndicate now holding tho property. While vet early
to aay much about the, Republic, Mr.
Dempster stated his people were well
pleased with the property and purposed operating on a large scale. He
thought work would commence next
month. His principals were chiefly
from Detroit and their operations in
this camp will bo enlarged, so much
are they Impressed with tho possibilities ofthe dry ore belt.
M.in.sislslii Oi-is Hetiirn*.
Returns from the recent shipment
of ore from the Esmeralda, on Dayton creek, netted $50 a ton. nnd that
from a general sorting only. There
are three big parallel leads on the
property, which have been opened up
the *"ull width of the claini. The
centre vein is 10 fuet wide, with a
paystreak of 12 inches, from which
the shipment wii9 mado The quartz
carries pyrites of iron and copper,
sulphides of silver, native silver and
free gold, the latter being present in
values of $15 per ton. The Esmeralda is one of the most promising
claims in thc camp.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
The Murcutt Branch
ofthe W.C.T.0., Slocan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in tbe Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishing t' join.
Mas. W. J.Anokkws, Mrs.M.D.McKek
President. Cor. Seeretary.
Dissolution of Partnership.
NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between thf
Undersigned, under the firm name of
McVannel & Fife, builders nnd contractors, hus this day been c:issolved by mutual consent. All account!) owed the
above firm are to be paid Harvey L Fife,
wbo will continue the said business; and
all bills incurred by the Haiti lirm must
be presented to the said Harvey L. Fife,
who will liquidate same.
Dated at Slocan, B.C., this 1st dav of
August, 1901.
Steel Ranges
for $18.25.
Why be without a ranee when
you can get one so cheap ? They
are preferrablc to stoves and give
better satisfaction. These ranges
burn wood or coal and will be
set up free.
Sheriff's Sale.
Province of British Columbia.
Nelson, West Kootenay.
To Wit:
By virtuo of a writ of Fieri Facias, issued out of the Supreme Court of British
Columbia, at the suit ot Alfred Hill and
Wilson Hill, Plaintiffs,and to mi directed against the goods and chattels of
Duncan S. McVannel nnd Harvey Fife,
Defendants, I have seized and taken in
execution nil the right, title nnd interest
of the suid Defendant, Duncan S. McVannel,in thc "Bachelor" mineral clnim
situate on Twelve Mile creek, so called,
about two miles up; and of the defendant, Harvey Fife, in the mineral claims
"Exchange," "Silver Piute," nnd "Port
Hope." all situate on Springer creek nnd
Dayton creek, and the mineral claims
"Queen of the May,'' "No. 13," "Tory,'
and "T. & B.", all the foregoing being
recorded iu tbe ollice of the Mining Recorder for tbe Slocan City Mining Division of the WeBt Kootenay Dittrict, to
recover the sum of seven hundred and
sixty-nine dollars and seventy six cents
(t7flf> 7«), nnd also interest' on seven
hundred and -sixty-seven dollars nnd
seventy-six cents ($7(>7.7(l) at fivo per
centum por annum from the 15th day of
July, 1901. until payment, besides sheriff's poundage, ofliccrs' lces.and all other
legal incidental expenses. ^11 tf which
I shall expose for sale,or sufficient thereof, to satisfy suid judgment, debt and
coats, at my office, next to the Court
House, in the City of Nelson, B.C., on
Thursday, the 15th day of August, 1901,
at tho hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.
Note.—Intending purchasers will satisfy themselvos ns to interest and title of
the said defendants.
Dated at Slocan tho 31st day of .fulv,
Sheriff of South Kootcnfiv.
Ghsvillim 6c Johnson,
Slocan,        • • . .'•'     B. 0
B. A. So.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
B. C
Start City Miners' Dm,
No. 62, W. F. of n.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall. Slocan City, at
7.150 p.m. Visiting* brethren cordially
invited to attend.
'Financial Secretary
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, 11. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
• Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
Mines,   Renl Estate,  Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts    of   Titles   Furnished.
Slo.can,       - B.  C.
We carry a large
assortment of flies
fly books, minnows, lines, etc.
Bamboo Rods,
25 cents up.
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To M. B Merritt, or to any person or
persons to whom be may have transferred his one-tilth interest in tho Nix
Fractional mineral claim, situated ut
the bead of the last south fork of Ten
Milcereek,Slocan City mining division.
You are hereby notified that we have
expended the mini o( two hundred and
fivo dollars in labor and improvement!
upon the above mentioned mineral
claim, in order to hold said mineral
claini under the provisions of tho Mineral Act, and if within 00 days from the
date of this noticu you fail or refuse to
contributu your proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of advertising, your internal in said claim
will beootoa the property of tho subscribers, under section four of an ad. entitled "An Act to amend tho .Mineral
Act, 1900."
Doted this 30th day of April, 1001.
3-5   P.NOLAN,      .1. RADCL11T.
You Can Make
A  Striking  Effect!
By wearing a perfect fitting Suit,
cut in the latest style and elegantly
trimmed. Such can he purchased
If you have 11 nilns* or prospect for sale, aond ius a full rt'isort, with samples of
ore, stntliiB |irict> uml ti'iiiis,
(Im fstrilsl lea ror iiliitiltiK u property quickly are unexcelled,
W's. tittikt' ti siit'i'ltiHy of tress iiiilliug itolil properties.
Correiponuenoe hoIicIuhI.   Adilrcss:
Room 1, K-W-C IIu-i.-k, Nelmiii, B. (*. ANDREW F. ROSENBERQER, MiuiRRer.
Reopened under
the old management.
Former customors
cordially invited to return
The Royal Hotel,
Oor. Arthur Street and Delunssy Avenue, Sloeun.
Building* thoroughly renovated
nnd re st eked witli the best
are now arriving daily and are the
best to be obtained. Our Confectionery has a reputation second to none.
Sole agent for celebrated Brantford Bicycle.
Sewing Machines
at Cost Price
For the next ten days
the balance of our stook
of New Williams Sewing Machines will be
disposed of at cost.. . .
McCallum & Co.
General Hardware, Slocan.
(Mate of ImproTements.
St'iillli* Hlni'i-al Cliiisss.
Situate in the Plocnn City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where locat.nl: On the north fork
of Lemon creek, north ami west of
the Chapleau mineral claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur H.
Barrow, ns agent forlleorge E. Weinant,
Free Minur's Certificate No. B3RB33,
Slillman C. Jackson, Free Miner's
Certificate No. B26817 and John Damp*
sey, Freo Miner*! Certificate No It.lSt'34
intend, sixty tluys [rom the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Uecorder for a
Certilicate of Improvements, for the
purpose of olitninirii; a Crown Grant of
the above claim.
And ttirther take notice that action,
mgler 37, must lieromniencod before the
issuance of such Certificate of improvements.
Dateil this -ith day of June, 15)01.
7-(iiil "     A. R. BARROW.
Sunlight l-riis'tisisial Mliii'S'nl Clulm.
Situate in the Slocan City Minin ■ Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Hounded on the
northeast by the Bell, on tin-smith
west by the bonanza, southeast by
thu Republic; one half mile west of
lb j headwaters of Robertson creek,
a tributary of Springer.
TAKE NOTICF that 1, Herbert F.T.
Ilaultain, of Nelson,B.C.Jaeting as agent
for the Hastiui'S (British Columbia)
Exploration Syndicate, Limited, free
miner's certificate No. B3S710, intend,
sixty days from the datu hereof, to
apply to the Mining Uecorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of each of
the above s-hiims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must bo commenced
before the issuance of such certificates of
Ditedthis 11th day of June, 1001.
I, F. C. Green, acting as agent for
"Thc Enterprise (B.C.) Mines, Ltd.,"
give notice that two months afterdate I
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of I.amis and Works for permission to purchase the following described
trnct of land, containing 10 acres, moro
or less, situated on Tun Mile creek, ono-
("iiarter milo northeast of Enterprise
mine, in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a post marked "E. Mines,
Ltd, S.W. Cor"; thence along north
boundary of Habana mineral claim in an
easterly direction to intersection with
Slocan Queen; thence northerly along
westerly boundaries of Slocan Queen and
Iron Horse mineral claims to southerly
boundary of Homestead mineral claim;
thence we tcrly along said southerly
boundary sif Homestead to Montesumu
mineral claim ; thence southerly along
easterly noiinilarv ol Montezuma mineral claim to point of beginning,
Dateil this28th dav of Mav, 15)01.
l-Mt-Ol F.O.GREEN.
A. David, the Miner's Tailor,
near lhe PostolTicc.
li. II. Mill-Till Clltllll.
Situate in tbe Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Where located :—On up|x*r Lemon
creek,  adjoining tho Lucky Georg .
TAKE NOTICE that I, J.M McGregor,
acting as agent for George E. llambly,
Free Miners Certillcattf No. H3I00», and
D. C. Lindsay, F. M. C. No. 8*90665,
intend, sixty days Irom tho (Into hereof,
to apply to the Mining Kceorderfora certificate'ol improvements, for the pnrposo of obtaining a Crown grant of the
ubove claim.
And further tako notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
beforo the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 21st day of June, 15*01,
12-7*01 J. M. McGKHGOR
Every man
to his trade
Jnck of nil trades and mas
ter of none, 19 an old sayliif*;.
I devote thc whwle, of my attention to my own businesa
and therefore in the position
to supply the public with all
their wants in my line on
more favorable terms than
some houses in thc City who
are dabbling in my businesa,
New lines
in ladies' shoes
have just been opened up.
They are this season's (foods
nnd thc best ever seen here,
ivemcmber, ours is the only
exclusive shoo store in thc
W. J. Adcock
Repairing a specialty.
There is absolutely no risk in
purchasing your watches, fine jewel-
cry, and silverware from us. We
guarantee safe delivery, and cheerfully refund monev if goods do not
Our repairing department Is in
fir-n class hands nnd our work is of
the best.
Mail orders
promptly filled.
Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.
Aug, (5, 20; Sept. 3, 17; Oct. 1 and 15
AU Rail, Lake",
Soo Line, via St.
Paul or Chicago.
The sleeping car, Kootenay Landing
to Toronto, ono change to Buffalo.
For time-tables, rates, and full information call on or address nearer
local agent, or—
Agent, Slocan City
A.O. P. A,


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