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VOL. V., No. 41.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   JANUARY   (i,   1U05.
■12.00 PER ANNUM-
Fruit, Confectionery, Tobacco
You can get anything in these lines that you
require from us.   Our stock in eacfr^ always
kept fresh and well assorted.   WeSi.^'-Wy,
best the market affords.   Prices are right.
We wish all our friends and
customers a Bright and Prosperous New Year.     .      ,     .
Thanking you for your
past patronage and
trusting to have a share
of it during the coming
David  Arnot, Slocan.
Agent for Tetley's Teas.
J. W. Crew, Proprietor.
THIS Hutol is one of tho liest known anil most popular houses
in the country. It is located adjacent to tbe depot and the
wharf, aud commands a magnificent view of the beautiful
aSlix-iiu lake. Good fishing is to lit* found close st hand, while
every facility is offered for boating.
Tourists will lino the Arlington and ideal resting place.
Commercial men have at iheir command new and commodious
sample rooms.
Thr* dining room is strictly up to date snd tho bar supplied
with only the best brands of goods.
Is reached by any trail er road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past  its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
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•*m9.^\***i.'* Tfv:
Clubbing Offer
An arrangement has been made
whereby The Drill may be obtained with either the Weekly Mail
and Empire or the Weekly Globe,
two of Canada's leading papers.
Subscribers can thus get all the
home news and the'events of
Eastern Canada at a small cost.
New subscribers may obtain The
Drill and the choice of either of
the above-mentioned papers for
during ieon.
A Great Falling   HIT  In   Number.   From
Thane   of  »   Vnir   Age—Not h   Single
:•    " -'«lf)r   Appear.   Many   People
'dlii UP * 05 y to ko on LUt.
City Clerk Curtis has just completed the Hat of those persons entitled to
vote at muuicipul elections during
1905, tl. • total showing a great falling
off from ilie figures of 1904. Only 83
names appear, us against 136 for the
year previous, a decrease of 53. Three
license holders appoar.biu Dot a single
householder. There are many in town
entitled to go ou thc list, but were
perfectly indifferent alxiut it. Following are the names appearing:—
Aitchison, Harvey	
Ander.-on, John A '...
Armstrong, Thus. J	
Arnot, David	
Barber, Alfred B	
Ba ibe r. Chai Ies E	
Beamish. W. H	
Bolderston. Alfred R..
Bradshaw, Robert A...
Bruin, Paul	
Bulko, George	
Bull. John	
Bunting, Mrs. Mury E.
Cameron, Malcolm.a...
Campbell, John	
Campbell, Mra. Annie..
Campbell-Johnston. K.
Christie, II. P	
('lough. Walter	
Craig, Mrs. John	
Curtis, Herbert D	
DesBrisay, Mell	
Dick, Frank	
Fife. Harvey L	
Fletcher, Frank	
Gtrthing, 0. M	
Henderson. R. O	
Hicks, H. A	
Hicks, Mrs. Mury 	
Hodgins, A. F...'	
H own ith. Jrihu Henry	
Hunter, William	
Johnson. Wi'li. ra S.
Jorand, Henri R...
Kirkwood, Robert I ,
Kirkwood. Mra.0. M	
Kvdd. George	
Lemieux, Eric...
Long. Tony	
Bong. Mrs. Tony.
Madden, Authorv	
Maddeu, Mrs. Blma J. .
Mai tin. William	
Miller, John M	
McCallum, John G	
McCnHum, Mrs. Mary..
McGregor, W, Dawson,
McLaren, John 	
McNeish, Thomas	
McVannel. Duncan S..,
Newman, Mrs. P '.ward.
Nichol. Daniel      	
Oliver.  Charles ....
O'Neail. D. Bertram.
O'Neil. Mis. M. F...
Payne, Joseph	
Pinchbeck, Johu	
Provost, Prank.	
Purviance, Joseph V
H.idelilT. Jacks >n	
Kae, Mrs. June	
IJobcitson, Bi ii  ...   .
Robertson, Donald D.
Robertson. Hiram J. ■
Rogen, Alex .   ■
Romano. Pn ok	
Shatford, W. ItorT..
Smith, Alfred 0.....
Smitheringale, C. F.
Stewart, Ales	
Swan. Peter	
Smith, James	
Tattersall, Fred	
Tattersall, Mrs. E.G.
Teeter. A. B	
J Tipping, Mrs. L. A...
Waling. Thomas....
White. William..
JEji Woodcock. Thomas D
I •»££•*:
| fork, Archibald 
._,.         , ._                        I  York, Mrs. Agnes... .
raising it to $1,7.50,000, the additional
"iOO,000 shares being offered ut 12A
cents. These shures should realize
■$02,500, whieh will be spent in developing the mine, principally in driving
the 4500 crosscut to the" vein. The
crosscut is in almost '2000 feet, but the
compuny is out of funds. The concern is being re-organized,but present
stockholders will be given Hist show
at the new shares, those not taken being disposed of in the east.
A Local Property That Paid Well During
Past Year.
The operations of the Ottawa mine,
on Springer creek, havo been followed
with grent interest, uud the brilliant
success achieved during the past year
hus not only lieen pleasing to its owners, but has won for the dry ore belt
surrounding this town the commendation of milling men, liesides exciting
thc curiosity of investors. During
1904 the Ottawa made profits of JS9,-
000, inclusive of money spent iu the
acquiring of adjoining property. A
little ovei 1300 tons of ore was ship-
pen!.the record made proving the richness of the mineral. The Ottawa has
paid for 'tself, nil development, built
new road, constructed new buildings,
bought more ground, did a lot of surveying, ar.d has yielded a handsome
profit besides.
Utility In Need of Water.
Expert' aud laymen agree that the
Canadian Pacific railway is today face
to face with a most difficult problem
so far as its ow carrying business in
the Boundary is concerned. This
is nothing more or less than a shortage of water for making steam for its
locomotives. With the company hauling out nearly HO cars, or 2100 tons,
of ore daily from the Phoenix mines
alone, the situation is made more
acute, and the entire failure of the
water ripply from one tank on the
Phoenix branch intensifies the situation still more. On Saturday night
several engines, after hauling up their
empties to the miues, had to reiuru to
Eholt for water. Even at Limit the
supply has failed, and the companv
for mouths has been hauling n supplv
in tank cars from Givenwo xl,an I oveu
there the source i.s limited. This condition of affairs is brought about by
the unprecedented dry weather of last
summer, with very little wet weather
lx>fiM'e the snow came. Added to this
the frost came and froze up the avail-
ab'e springs.
Cut HU Fool  llinlly.
Phil Waters met with a nasty accident on Tuesday in the Dry Canyon,
ou Lemon creek. He wus splitting
wix>d for a lire when his axe caught
on a limb, fulling on his right foot.
The blade went right through the
foot, severing an artery, and cutting
his sock underneath. Phil and his
mate. Joe Terry, bound up the won ml
and partly stopped the blood. Joe
came into town for Dr. Cade, who
weut out to the wounded man. Next
day a number of the boys took a hand
sleigh and went out after Phil and
brought him down to Lemon siding,
where J. Hae had his team waiting to
bring the injured man to the hospital
here. The wound is a bad one and it
will lie some time healing.
Knox t lima la  NotMl
Next Sunday  morning  the sacra-
meat of the Lord's Supper will be administered, for the lirst time iu the
new yajur.
Prepare) >ry service will in* held in
the church on Friday evening.
Commencing on Sunday evening
next Rev. Mi   McCord  will  deliver a
ries of spe> ,,'. sermons on the ten
On Friday evening, the 18th, ihe
annual meeting of tlie congregation
will be held iu the ehnreh.    After the
business is transacted a social hour
will be spent, the ladies providing re
f ii sh inents.
P.-11 on tha* A Iplia.
Bruce Whit'- and associates are ne
gotiatir , a doal to acquire the Mac
keuzie interest in the famous Alpha
silver lend mine, at Silverton, the figures being around $100,000. The
Alpha once occupied a prominent
place and shipped a pile of ore, but
for the last eight or ten year1* has beeu
idle, owing to a disagreement among
the owners,   If the deal is fixed up,
tin' Alpha will   give  Silverton a taste
of its old time life.
applied for on a portion of the Mayeta
group, the owners of the Holly, one of
the Myrtle group, being the contestants. S. S. Taylor is acting for the
Holly owners, Fred und Wm. Tatter-
sitll and T. Willing. W. A. Maedonald will look after the interests of the
owners of the Mayeta group.
Hiaeowarra Claim Suielteri are Charging Tuo Much.
The Slocan district no sooner gets
rid of one trouble until another looms
up larger than ever. It was thought
the lead bounty would forever dissipate the difficulties surrounding tlie
mining industry, but instead it seems
to have aroused covetous feelings in
those corporations dependent upon
that industry. Mineowners assert tlie
smelters have persistently raised their
rates for treating ores, and that the
latter ure getting the major portion of
the $15 bounty on lead. They claim
thev can ship to Europe, and that the
charges of freight, treatment, refining
iiud marketing won't be $8 per tou
more than local smelters nre charging
resident ores.
The Drill has lieen relinbly informed that unless the smelters abate whut
uie alleged to beexcessive charges,the
output irom the Slocan for 1905 will
be greatly restricted, Thote mines
having contracts with the smelters to
June 80 will iill theni, but alter that
date will demand new rates for treatment. It is believed the Marysville
smelter, now nearing completion, will
be an active purchaser of ores, and. if
so, there is some relief in sight. Failing that the Slocan will huve another
hard luck seasou.
The Hewett, on Four Mile.has been
closed down tight.
Part of the force at the Neepawa
have been laid off.
La-*t week the Sandon mines ship-
lied 275 tons of ore.
The Enterprise sent out a carload of
ore during the week.
Rossland mines had an output last
year valued at $1,500,000.
W. Koch has three teams employed
hauling ore from the Black Prince.
During the past year W, Koch did
■100 leet of development on the Enterprise
Ralph Gillette and partners sent up
over a ton of supplies to the Colorado
ou Friday.
For 1SKH the mines around Sandon
had an output of 16,255 tons of zinc
and galena.
Tin: Chapleau hist week sent out a
car of ore to Nelson, the first by the
present lessees.
The Black Prince sent out a carload
of ore this Week, being the first of a
large tonnage to go out.
Last vear th I Boundary mines produced ore valued at $1,000,000. This
year the output promises to be about
Ex-Senator Warner Miller and associate's, of New York, are desirous of
opening up theii bunch of claims at
the head of Ten Mile creek.
It is statetl that if the Chinese trouble hud nol coine  up at Silverton. M.
Davys would have employed so men
on the Emily Edith und Hewett.
The cur of ore the Kilo is sending
out is expected to break the provincial
record in gold values. It should give
$100 per ton or better for the entire
Last year's development bv the
Pioneer Mining Co.. on the Black
Prince nnd adjoining cla ims,amounted
to 285 feel of sinking and raising and
1070 feet of crosseutting and drifting.
THIS Division.
I.iiKt Va-Ri-'n Shipment! Were 13.'l» Tom—
A Healthy Evidence mt tbe Life and
Wealth of the Curap— Ottawa le th*
Biggest Shipper.
With corrected figures available of
the output from the two leadiug
miues, it is now possible to givo the
real tonnage of the minoral output of
the Slocan City divisiou for the year
1004. A couple of shipments were
picked up from the Chapleau und Ottawa nt the end of December, iiud
theso have also had their bearing ou
the total amount. The Enterprise ore
has gone mainly to Trail, in sack*-*
while the Ottawa product has been
handled in bulk to Nelson.
For the year there was a total output of 2375 tons, valued, on a conservative basis at $2-37,500, There has
been an increase over 1903 of 1036
tons, being approximately 80 per cent
of ii gain. Nineteen shippers appeared in the list for 1904, as ugaiust 17 in
1903. Of course, tho main part of the
tonnage came from but two properties,
vet the other namosappearing are not
lightly to be passed over, in that they
include claims that have been developed during the year from the prospect stiige to the shipping point. A
large share in the total output also
represents the result of the leasing
systein,which has met with a fair measure of success.
The Ottawa was the leading shipper
of the year.it being credited with 1330
tons, the average grade of whieh has
been 190 oz in silver per tou or better.
It will continue to be a heavy shipper
during 1905, especially after the big
ore chute is cut by the No. 5 level.
Next comes the Enterprise, whose revised figures give it au output for the
year of 751 tons, Its ore has showed
an improvement in value over 1903.
During this year the lessee, W. Koch,
does not anticipate it large output, us
extensive development must be prosecuted in order to find new ore bodies.
A feature for 1905 promises to bo
tho shipments from the Black Prince,
the management of which expects to
market anywhere from 1200 to 2000
tons. A number of Lemon creek properties, some of them new, will figure
in the shipping list this vear, and
these, combined with thc old producers on the othor creeks, will undoubtedly give an increase greatly in excess
of that of 1904. All the creeks in the
division will produce ore during tho
year and there will bo quite ns many
men employed as iu the year just to
an end.
The outlook for the -dry ore belt
back of this town is encouraging for
the uew year, iiud there are always
the possibilities for greater activities,
particularly wero the Arlington and
Speculator to resume in full sway.
The one factor to extensive and permanent operations in the camp is the
successful treatment of the vast bodies
of low and medium grade ores at the
several mines Once this question is
solved then lasting prosperity will
rest with the camp, but unlil then the
situation will lie somewhat unsettled.
For 1903 the ore shipments from
the local division amounted to 1339
tons, made up from 17 properties.
Following is a full list of the shipments this year to date:
32        law
Hr-OrKHIll/llIK tin*   ll.lliililao-Cnlllxxi.
An increase  is   to   Imi  made in tin
capital stuck of the Uumbler Cariboo
St. KvfensDIvldand.
Shareholders in Movie's big mine,
the St. Eugene, have lately received
iheir cheques from thc dividend made
, payable on Dec. 15.   It amounted to
! §70,000, bringing the total ol the com
j pany up to $280,000,    About 300 men
nn* employe I at the mine,
s< ll t'oiiiiittMirril.
Suit has been commenced ad versing
the ceitijjcate of Improvements beiug
Myrtle Returaei Operations.
After being closed down for two or
three months, the Myrtle group, at
the head of Twelve Mile creek, owned
bv Tattersall Bros, and T. Waring,
resumed operations this week. A full
quota of supplies was taken up to the
mine list week, lt is the intention of
the owners to take out ore for ship
silver OuntHtliim.
Following are the quotations for bar
silver ou the various daya during the
week since hist issue:
Thursdav     811 cents
Friday..    «lj    "
Saturday    on   "
Monday     61-J    "
Wednesday    r.i 2    "
l'ort Hope	
Black Prince	
Black Fel	
Highland Light.
Cripple Stick...
i Iraphic	
Kilo tn Wa.rU.
I'he owners of th" Kilo group, on
Lemon creek, have altered their plans
aud Will keep   a   small    force of men
employed during the winter. A crosscut will be run to catch the vein under
a small creek.   When the ore body is
reached it will add vastly to the re
Will Meet i» Vid'.rta.
The American Institute of Mining
Engineers has decided to hold its annual convention i.i Victoria. There
has been a movement on foot for this
for some months back, tnd at it meeting of the executive officer*! held recently in New York, it was decided to
make Victoria th.' meeting place, with
;i trip to Alaska and through Hie province in couuection with the convention. 	
Hum.  Sevtt I'roiu Abrond.
Golden Star:   "The price paid for
the Tamarac mine by the parties who
j own tin' ('i pple Stick was $70,000.not
: 180,000 aa reported.,  These two mines
! aie ncai   Slocan, and   are among the
I promising properlifts in that camp."
The Star would  have been nearer the
truth if ii had  not   printed tho above
' itom.   li is news hero. When History
Repeated Itself
Cocnkr,,.   1904. br In  Wdda Hun
Miss Eugenie Barnett looked discontentedly across the veranda at her
blond cousin lu the cushion piled hammock.
"You've no businesa to be ao pretty,
Julia Knox, and to look so absurdly
young. You are Just as old as I am,
and that Is twenty-a"—
"Hush!" The little widow sat up
Quickly. "You mustn't, Eugenie. If
we think we are young and never acknowledge that we are not young
We'll fool the people Into thinking"—
* 'A pocket edition of blue and gold,'"
continued Eugenie morosely. "That's
what Dr. Hunt called you, and it suits
you too. I tell you, Julia, it's little
abort of tragedy to worship beauty as
I do and ba homely aa a hedge fence
"The cypress hedge fence at tbe foot
•f my garden is beautiful, I think,"
said the widow, lying back among her
cushions again. "Find another simile,
The girl turned away Impatiently
With smarting eyes. She was so tired
of tbe continually booming breakera
and drearily whistling buoy. She wished sbe hadn't come to California to
visit Julia Knox. If Julia weren't a
widow or If Dr. Hunt weren't spending bis vacation here or If Julia weren't
so pretty and she so plain or if"—
"Eugenie, dear"—Mrs. Knox looked
out of half ahut, baby blue eyes—"do
you think lt was prearranged for you
and Frankle Hunt and me to play together as children and meet again at
Santa Cruz as grownups? Don't you
think that Dr. Hunt"-
"Who filches my good name?"
When a tall young man cauie around
the porch corner he saw only Mra.
Knox.   Her cousin had dian>*'ieared.
As Eugenie entered her .join her
cousin's clear tones floated through the
open window.
"Sho is having one of her spells
again because sbe isn't a Helen of
Troy, and lt reminds me of our school
days. Do you remember when she cut
oft her balr in a rage because lt was
brown and straight Instead of yellow
and curly like mine?"
"Now, I call that mean of Julia," Eugenie thought, her face growing crimson as she heard them laugh. If she
had not shut the window Just then she
might have heard the doctor's answer.
"No one but Eugenie thinks her face
Isn't good to look ut."
By and by Julia ascended the stairs
and tapped at her cousin's door.
"Dr. Hunt has his auto here and
wishes us to ride with him. Get your
hat and come on."
"Thanks. I have another engagement."
"All   right,"   answered  the  widow
■weetly.  "I'll try to make up for your
' absence."
"I don't doubt lt," observed Eugenie.
Mrs. Knox went down five steps and
paused. She wrinkled her white brow
unbecomingly, sighed and went back.
"Honey," she called softly, her pretty
lips at the keyhole, "did no one ever
tell you that along with tbe Barnett
nose you inherited the Barnett trick of
making folks like you?"
Eugenie's grim features relaxed.
"Good little Julia," she sigbed as tbe
red auto puffed away.
Her mind trailed back into the past.
She was a little, dark faced girl again,
playing with Frankie Hunt, her sworn
champion until her cousin, Julia Epps,
came to school. Personified daintiness
was Julia Epps, from the blue bow on
her yellow curls to tbe black bows on
ber tiny slippers.
One miserable, lonely noon bour Eugenie peered around the beech tree
where she and he had always played together and saw something tbe memory
of which even after a dozen years
made a green flame leap Into the woman Eugenie's eyes. Frankie Hunt
was putting on Julia Epps' finger the
ring which he had been digging out of
a black button for her, Eugenie Barnett.
Another day she and Julia sat on Julia's mother's porch eating cookies.
With her free hand Julia smoothed her
ruffled white apron couiplaceutly.
"Ho says he loves uie the best of
anybody," she announced coquettishly.
"Tomorrow is the last day of
school," answered her cousin, "and my
mamma says I may wear my lovely
new dress. Then you'll see whom he
likes best."
The   fair  Julia   tossed  her   golden
curls and answered grandly, "I think
dresses won't make any difference ln
his love."
"You'll see," Eugenie replied darkly.
That night Eugenie braided her somewhat curtailed tresses Into numerous
tight little braids. Next day, arrayed
In the new dress—how well she remembered the gay plaids—with fluttering ribbons, kinky locks and the mien
with her geography. Frankie Hunt
was tying a refractory shoe string.
When the teacher was out of sight he
Jumped over four Intervening desks to
Eugenie's seat
"You look awful nice, Genie. WW
you be my girK" be said.
And Eugenie answered solemnly, "If
you'll cross your heart and hope to die
you'll always love me better'n Julia
The woman Eugenie laughed and
came back to the present.
"History sometimes repeats Itself,
she remarked.   "I don't see now why
Julia Knot"-
A half mile from Mrs. Knox's cottage the red auto, puffing back, came
upon a surprising sight A young woman, looking at once defiant and apologetic, her white dress mud spattered
and blood stained, her brown hair
blown about by a saucy sea breeze,
stood by the roadside holding ln her
arms a dilapidated yellow mongrel,
one leg swathed stiff in plaid silk bandages.
"Eugenie, where in the world are
you going with that dirty dog?" shrilled the widow.
"Home," answered Eugenie laconically, turning toward a short cut across
the hill.
"What's this?" and Dr. Hunt stepped
out of the auto. "Broken leg, eh? Well,
old fellow, you are in luck to get a
capable surgeon in your hour of calamity. BIT. bandages, too. I wonder if
the splints are gold or Ivory."
"1 had forgotten my handkerchief, ao
I had to use my neck ribbon," sbe ex*1
plained, starting to go.
"Get ln here, Genie!" Ho used the
pet name as ln the old daya. "This ls
better than walking."
"Oh, don't!" shrieked Julia Knox.
"Don't get ln here with that awful
dog! I can't bear the sight of blood!"
Sbe closed her eyes shudderlngly.
The little dog whined softly and tried
to lick Eugenie's face. Her pulse leaped as she met tbe doctor's eyes.
"You did it scientifically, and you
aren't a bit pale. Shouldn't you like
to be a doctor?"
"Or a doctor'a wife?" suggested Julia
Knok, a trifle maliciously.
"Will you, dear?" he asked eagerly,
watching the color flood her dark
cheek. "Wlll you be this doctor's
"Well!" said the pretty widow explosively, "I guess I'm not needed bere.
Eugenie, if you can guarantee that
little beast not to bite I suppose I can
take him home for you."
"I can't," aaid Eugenie happily, starting for the third time across the hill.
"But," Interposed the doctor, "you
haven't answered my question. Will
you be my girl, Genie?"
Sbe looked back at blm with radiant
eyes and answered with mock solemnity:
"If you'll cross your heart and hope
to die that you'll alwaya love me better'n Julia Knox."
(Walpole  Murdoch,  Hartney,  ta    Winnipeg Free Press.)
Dr. Chase's
Kidney-Liver Pills.
Not even, are the lungs more aun
ceptible to the effect ot cold ^rat'B, of
overheating, of dampness or cold than
the kidneys.
This accounts for workingmen so
frequently becoming victims of painful and deadly kidney diseases.
Pains in the back are usually the
first note of warning. Then there la
frequent and painful or smarting urination, headache and derangementa of
the digestive system and bowels.
To be certain of immediately arresting disease and bringing about a
thorough cure, you must use Dr.
Chase's Kldney-Llver Pills, which
have so many times proven their su-
perlorlty as a treatment for the most
serious diseases of tlie kidneys.
By acting on the liver and bowels,
as well as on the kidneys, Dr.
Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills effect a
thorough cleansing of the whole filtering and excretory systems and entirely rid the body of al! poisonous
waste matter.
..MR.    JAMES    J.    JENSON,   Olds,
Alta., N. W. T., writes:
"1 have been troubled considerably
with lame back, which I suppose came
from derangements of the kidneys,
and 1 have never been able to find a
treatment that was so prompt and effective in curing this aliment as Dr.
Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills. At two
different times in my life this preparation has entirely cured me of this
trouble, and of late years I have found
it unnecessary to use any medicine
whatever. 1 feel lt my duty to add
this statement to the many others
whicb 1 see in recommendation, of
this excellent medicine."
Ur. Chase's Kidney Liver Pills are
so thorough and far-reaching in their
Influence on the kidneys as to thoroughly eradicate the most serious disease. One pill a dose, 25 cents a box
at all dealers, or Ednianson, Bates &
Co., Toronto. The portrait and signature ot Dr. A. W. Chase, the famous receipt book author, are on every box.
The last great buffalo hunt enjoyed in
thc west took place forty years ago and
nearly all the half breed population then
in Manitoba engaged in tlie chase.
Some of those who took part in that
wild raid on the buffalo are now residing in Alberta and delight to recall the
remembrance of the great hunt with the
various adventures connected with the
occasion. In the fall .of 1864 the buffaloes had congregated in immense
numbers, south of the Turtle mountains
on the great plains east of the Souris
river. The hunting party was large and
consisted of men. wonien and children,
with nearly a thousand carts and hundreds of Indian ponies. As the hostile
Sioux were abroad the party had to
keep well together while outriders were
stationed at different points for the
purpose of watching the movements of
the buffalo herds and to give notice if
danger should appear.
The buffalo hunter of the plains possessed a peculiar character: he was a
skilful rider, a good shot, hardy, strong
and watchful and courageous. He
usually rode a horse possessed of speed,
strength   and   wind.    Like  his   master,
Sh* Had Ber War.
The late Counselor E., chairman of
the quarter sessions for Dublin, was so
remarkable for his leniency to female
culprits that a woman was seldom convicted when he presided.
On one occasion when this humane
barrister was in the chair a prim looking woman was put to tbe bar ot the
commission court, at which presided
tbe equally humane though perhaps
not so gallant Baron S.
She was indicted for uttering forged
bank notes. According to usual forms
of law, the clerk of the crown asked
the prisoner if sbe was ready to take
her trial.
With becoming disdain she answered
"No!" She was told by the clerk she
must give her reasons why.
As if scorning to hold conversation
with the official, she thus addressed
his lordship: "My lord, I won't be
tried here at all. I'll be tried by my
Lord E."
The simplicity of the woman, coupled
with the well known character of E.,
caused a roar of laughter In the court
which even the bench could not resist.
Baron S., with his usual mildness,
was about to explain the Impossibility
of her being tried by tho popular judge
and suid, "He can't try you," when
the woman stopped him short and,
with an Inimitable sneer, exclaimed:
"Can't try me? I beg your pardon,
my lord; he tried me twice before."
She was tried, however, und for the
third time on init led.
Where Time Ie Ko thine
Miss Mary E. Dunham In her book
of travels through the Balkan states
says she found that the idea of women
traveling without a male escort in
those countries struck the poople whom
she met us most singular. A Montenegrin was nlso ustonlshed at an expenditure of money upon travel which
seemed to hlm without an adequate
The English, be had been told, wanted to see and know everything. Tliey
traveled everywhere, lt must be a
very expensive habit, lt bad perhaps
cost me £8, he suggested, to come this
distance.    I admitted that it had, and
he expressed great astonishment at tlie
of a conqueror, she entered the school- ! lavish expenditure.
room  after  the  other  children were
With cleverly assumed cnrelessness
she glanced in Julia's direction. Thnt
young Indy was wearing the same
dross she had worn several times before, and. glory, that same old white
apron! Eugenie wore no apron. She
had been forced to start with one, but
It was lying inglorlously under a stone
la a fence corner. Retribution lay
within its crumpled folds, but retribution conld wnlt.
Just before recess she looked st
Frankie Hunt. His eyes had been fixed upon her all the morning, and now
he smiled entreutlngly. Eugenie modestly lowered her eyes. At recess she
.ytayed ln her seat, being vary busy
"And lt takes not only money, but
time," said my companion.
He laughed merrily. "Time! What
Is time? Time is nothing, You live,
and then you die." The Idea of reck
onlng "tune" moused him vastly.
"Time," said a Hungarian who was
of tlie party, In order to show his superior knowledge, "is thought very
much of by the English, I have been
told that they h.ive a proverb which
snys, 'Time is money.'"
We corroborated this report, to the
astonishment of both men, for even
the Hungarian thought this was going
rather far. The Montenegrin thought
lt one of the wildest statements he hnd
ever met with und shook his puzzled
We will soon be closing another
year, aud again as we, the citizens ot
Assiniboia. the farmers of the West,
balance our books for another saason
we can look around us and see and
feel prosperity; we Know that we are
better off than we were a year ago.
and those of us who have been in the
West since its youth know that its
growth and progress are substantial
ihe pioneers who came to the
wheat belt of Western Canada made
a choice of two propositions when
they decided to farm; to select the
highly advertised lands ot the Da-
kotas and Minnesota, or come to the
less advertised territory of Manitoba
and Assiniboia. Were they wise in
their selection'.' Let us look at results.
The Blue Book for the ten years
'".il-oi gives the average yield per
acre of 12.07 bus. in N. Dakota and
10.04 bus. in S. Dakota, with an
average of all Western States of 12
bushels. The Canadian Blue Book is
authority for the figures that cover
the same period of years (91-'01) in
the Canadian West the average yieli
was lT.uT bushels, Those quotations
give us a feeling ot satisfaction when
we look backward for a dt cade and
realize that we are about 40 per cent
wealthier each year than our cousins
across the line. Even this year,
which has made so much dissatisfaction owing to the disparity In prices
caused by tlie crop failure in th
United states with the rust blight,
our returns per acre are more than
It we were farming in I'ncle Sam's
land. Our average of 17*£ bushels at
so cents would be $14 per acre;
Northern States average of 12 bus.
at 90 cents would be fll.68 per acre.
Tht* amount is not very large, only
1250 on a 160*acre crop, but it is a
nice nest i'gg. and though our prices
have to be governed by Br.nsli mar
kets, and the scarcity of milling
wheat across the border makes a lo-
^al market which can call flour at
|3.46 per hundred, While we buy our
Hour for J2.20.
We have our drawbacks in this
country, but we nis i have substantial
advantages, Let. us then be loyal to
our country. Push ii along In every
way that Is going to benefit those
who reside here and the prosperity
will continue.—[Gainsborough Post.
He'll  Get thc Cream.
I in the dairy business
"I'm engaged In ill
now,''  -aial the luwv"i'
"'   Vou   don'l   sny."
friend,   the   doctor,
"Kao'ta1    rejoined   the
"I'm milking an estate."
thc horse enjoyed the excitement of the
chase and would strain every nerve to
bring his master alongside of the buffalo. In those days the buffalo hunter
was usually armed with a smooth bore
muzzle loading gun. llis supply of
powder was contained in a horn that
hung from the shoulders by a strap.
Tht. hunter kept several bullets in his
mouth for the sake of expedition in
'loading. When a drove of buffalo were
to be approached the advance was made
by hunters in the greatest of silence, the
leader of the party a little in advance,
his chief duty was that of restraining
the impetuosity of the more impatient
hunters and get his band as near thc
buffaloes as possible. At length when
the buffaloes commenced to move, the
uneasiness would increase and the herd
started, the leader would shout and
then every horse would spring forward.
All had to start, for no horse could
be restrained; bridles were let go, guns
were brought into position and the wild
cavalry bore down on the flying herd.
After the first shots had been delivered,
the hunter loaded his gun while his
horse was at full speed and in firing
care was taken not to raise the breach
higher   than  the  muzzle   lest  the ball
should  roll out, but, as the  rider was
generally   only   a   few   feet   from  the
animal  that  he wished  to  shoot there
wa's no such need to raise the gun to the
shoulder.    Sometimes   a   single   hunter
would shoot four or five buffaloes during   the chase   made on a good  herd.
The larger the drove the better chance
there was for the hunter as the animals
in   advance   retarded   the   progress   of
those in the rear where the attack was
taking   place.     Cows  and   young bulls
were  not killed  unless by accident or
when game was scarce.   On the occasion
of the great hunt the enrts were loaded
I with pemmtcan, tongues tai  skins of
buffaloes.    When a hunter had-dropped
j a buffalo at some distance from his com-
' panions. or from camp, the horse was
I tied to the head of the animal while its
I master  was   engaged   in  skinning   the
I beast  that had been capered.    During
the  continuance  of the  great hunt on
I the Souris plains which lasted for many
i weeks, the food of the hunters was meat
and nothing else.   The next season the
I buffalo herds had moved far to the west
and never again returned in great num-
I hers so near the Red river.
Hon Ther Were Mude liy the Anelent
lliiltnkg   of   Sumatra.
A near approach to the form of a
modern book was made by an obscure
people called the Battaks, wbo in olden days inhabited the island of Sumatra. Tbey invented, or adopted from
some unknown source, a form of book
consisting of a long strip of bark five
or six Inches wide and closely resembling a piece of Egyptian papyrus.
Tliey seem to have takeu a distinct
step forward in the bookuiaklng art,
for instead of rolling their strips of
bark in Egyptian fashion they folded
them into accordion plaits, so that
they took exactly the form of modern
books with uncut leaves.
Wooden covers were then put on either side, and tlie whole wns sometimes bound together with a piece of
■nakeskin. Had the Battak scribe gone
one step further by cutting the leaves
and writing on both sides tlie result
would have been au exact prototype of
a modern bonk.
The Hindoos used a palm leaf two
or three Inebes wide, cut in sections
and dried, Each section may be compared with the leaf of a book, and
they were piled up in sequence or perforated and strung together like a Venetian blind.
exclaimed   his
legal   lighl
Ik pius. Jt
Peculiar   ('malum    Thnt   I'revalla   In
Northern   Aiintrnlln.
Uncles rule among the native tribes
bordering Torres strait, where tlie relationship between maternal uncle and
nephew is regarded as being closer
than that between father and son.
There a man is bound to stop lighting
Whan ordered to do so by his mother's
brother, and the uncle Is entitled to bid
ids sister's husband cense any hostilities in which be may be engaged.
Moreover, the quelled combatant is required to mnke a present to tbe uncle
or brother-in-law, us the case mny be,
who stops him.
When a mnn marries in these parts
his father provides the wherewithal to
purchase the bride, but it is the maternal uncle who makes the actual ptiy-
ment and who acquires Die credit ut-
tnciied thereto,
A man In those parts mny not utter
the mimes of his wife's relations, and
when he speaks to his father or moth*
er-ln-law he must lower Iiis voice and
speak humbly, the underlying idea being probably a pretense that lie bus
carried his spouse nway forcibly from
bet home mid must sue for peace.
vents me* from dictating my meditations." We are told, too, that he allowed shorthand writers to take down
bis extempore homilies.
In the venth century Greek and Roman stenography gradually died out,
and the art did not revive until the
beginning of the seventeenth century.
During this long interval several systems of quick writing were evolved,
such as that of Dr. Timothy Bright in
15S8, who had a separate sign for every word, and some of these almost
rivaled shorthand In rapidity.
The Kicker's  Trademark.
In the English bunting field It is the
custom to murk kicking horses hy tying a piece of red ribbon around their
tails. Experienced hunters are on the
careful lookout for all such animals,
and sliould it happen that the steeds
are running close to one another the
equine with the ribbon bedecked tail
Is  given a  wide berth, as it  is  more
thnn probable that it will lash ont
with its hind legs to the serious disadvantage of its neighbors. In the excitement of the chaae horses almost
lose llieir bends, nnd an annual that
naturally is not In any way vicious or
inclined to be bad tempered will do
tbe most unexpected things in the way
of kicking, rearing and biting.—London
The  Coy Widow.
"I think," declared the little daugh
ter of the widow to the millionaire who
was calling, "that you ate a charming
and delightful man."
"How  nice!   What  makes  you  Bay
"Mamma told me to."
"i ir
In llh.
Speaking of n mnn wbo fell In love
witli lus mother-in-law and dually
eloped wilh her.  Brother Dickey snid.
"Well, sub, dat mnn bad de faith dat
would advertise fer a lost inubrellor!"
MANITOBA      MAN      CURED      BY
He    Echoes   a    Statement    Made   by
Thousands   of   the    People  of  tha
Uiroux, Man., Dec. 26—(Special.)—
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known resident of this place, ls ono
of thousands of Manitobans who have
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of Kidney Disease in Dodd's Kidney
Fills. Mr. Normandeau Is always
ready to say a good word lor the remedy that brought back his he:ilth.
"Yes, I can tell you Dodd's Kidney
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At times I got so bad I could hardly
attend to my work. I took just five
boxes of Dodd's Kidney l'ills and my
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Dodd'a Kidney Pills always cure
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The Oldent Mrina Twine.
Scotland claims to have the oldest
living twins ln tlie world. It had been
reported that the brothers Kenham of
Bridgeport, Conn., wbo nre eighty-seven years old, were entitled to that distinction. Bcotland'a aged pair are
Thomas A. anil George Hill Melville of
Fife. They are In their nlnety-llftli
year. George Is the frailer of tlie two
and has been totally blind for the last
seven yenrs. A year or two ngo, too,
he was unfortunate enough to break
his leg, aud he is permanently confined
to bed.*
Short lin ml   Win   in   I »<■   an   Knrlj   aa
the   Third   < f nlnry.
Shorthand wns known to the nn-
cletits, though It Is impossible to trace
the .system to its source.
Kiinius, the Roman poet, is said to
have improved upon an already existing system. Ile was a friend pf BclplO
nnd wns bom 230 B, C, Seneca also
made it a bobby,
Orig  tlie Greek father nnd mystic,
wlio wns born about ISI! and was a
VOlUmlnOUfl writer, says, In the courso
of his commentary ou St. John, "The
nl,.,en. c of my shorthand writers nr**
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your leisure time. It is *\n eeisy, quick-
clea.nsing soatp tha.t mckes your clothes pure
v-nd white without the lee^st injury. He^rd or
soft welter will do %xt\d you don't h*\ve to boil
the clothes.
Buy Sunlight.
Your grocer is instructed to refund your
money if you ».re not satisfied. •"■s
Lever Brothers  Llu.lied
Toronto |HE       DRILLlfYou   are Wedded   to the Uae of
A series of articles describing
their lives, their elms and
their influence.
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again toward the setting sun. He
pulled up stakes and struck out for
Winnipeg. For three months he
worked on the Free Press, Canada's
biggest dally, and after this preliminary western canter he started a career for himself by purchasing the
Pilot Mound Sentinel and its accessory business fourteen months ago.
In that space of time Mr. Barber
has made his mark on the Sentiinel,
and his Intltience felt throughout the
Held of its circulation. His arrival
at Pilot Mound coincided with the
town's awakening from the torpor and
Editor of  the   Pilot   Mound   Sentinel,
It has long passed Into a
that In the New VYprld men
nulcli sooner than in lhe 011. On this
continent abllftj."outranks experience,
whereas in Europe, experience being
mown,  ability   is  assured.     Ou
other side of the Atlantic youth
exteut a  handicap—a disadvan
alone  can  cure.    On
i to
The harder you cough, the worse
tho cough gets.,
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Is guaranteed to cure. If lt
doesn't benefit you, the druggist
•will give you your money back.
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The Rhodes Scholars.
The Oxford correspondent of St.
James' Gazette, regarding the first
term of the Rhodes' scholars, says it
is the general impression that they
have not much opportunity for distinguishing themselves because there
have been no exams except those of
the pass schools.
HH1RD1 LINIMENT Carta Daiirnt
Canada Not Hurting Herself
The Globe, commenting on Lord
Cecil's speech, says no one is asking
Canada to injure herself. Canada,,
having to import vast quantities of
manufactured goods, wishes to get
theni as far as possible from the motherland.
Monnmenta of Bars.
Throughout Korea a number of monuments are still standing which date
from the war of 1592, when Japan invaded Korea with 30,000 men. These
"monuments of ears," as they are
called, mark the burial places of 10,000
ears which were cut from the heads of
the Koreans as trophies of victory.
There are many of these monuments
in Japan also, for some of these grow-
so mc relics were taken home by tlie
conquering army.
Iron arid  Copper Pjrrltee.
Although Iron pyrites and copper
pyrites are difficult to distinguish underground by candlelight, they are
readily separated visually by the uss
of the bluish white flame of magnesium wire or the acetylene light
lost your appetite? Have you a
coated tongue? Have you an unpleasant taste in your mouth? Does your
headache, and havo you dizziness? If
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you need medicine. llut you do not
like medicine. He that prefers sickness to medicine must suffer, but under Ihe circumstances the wise man
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Vegetable Pills and speedily get himself in health, and strive to keep so.
Wash greasy dishes, pots or pans with
Lever's Dry Soap a powder. It will remove tlio ^'loubu with the Lrreatest ease. 315
Last week's Tattler gave a full
page illustration showing Lady Minto
and her family "in their winter Canadian  furs."
tage that  time
this   side    we    believe    with Shah
spoare, that "youth  will   be  served
and  olher conditions being equal, tli
younger and more energetic men are
given preference.    Heiice young men
—mere striplings they would be considered   in  older   lands—are   to    be
found in all parts of Canada and the
Slates tilling positions of the greatest
responsibility, planning nnd directing
industries of colossal  magnitude and
governing enterprises of national importance.
It is therefore only natural that, the
younger the state or province, the
younger is the average of the men
prominent therein. The New England
States and the .Maritime Provinces
and Ontario do not offer to young ambition the same opportunity as the
West. Conservatism creeps into all
communities, and the sympathies of
the old settlements of the New World
have much in common with the older
■civilizations. Hut the parties and the
Pacific slope yet remain, the undisputed heritage of youth and ability,
anil there ls to be found lhe true land
.,i opportunity for him who fears not
to put his fortune and his manhood to
the test.
Journalism the world over is In a
peculiar sense the profession of young
men, but nowhere are editors younger
than in some towns in Western Can
ada, which has been remarkable as
much for the youth as for the ability
of many of the men of the "fifth estate." A case in point is thai Of Mr.
CVnrlea a. Barber, editor of the Pilot
Mound Sentinel. At an age When
most newspaper men are reporting,
and most printers' ambitions would
be realized by a foremanshlp, he isa
newspaper     proprietor.     To    have
achieved thus much after sewn years
of work is a record of which any one
might, well be proud. It Is an accomplishment that speaks much for Mr.
Barker's energy and ability, and also
much for the country that offers to a
young ninn of the requited characteristics such opportunities for self-advancement It is a record thai ninny
another young man in the West has
duplicated in journalistic and other
fields, and one of which any Western
Canadian can point with pardonable
Mr. Barber ls a llritish Columbian
by birth, having been born in the
beautiful village of Chllllwack In September 1ST'.). When four years old Ills
parents removed east, locating iit
Wlngham, Out., at the public school
of wheh place he received his educa
School days over. Mr. Barber spent
four years in finding hla aptitudes. He
did "whatever came along." Gradually bis mind became Lent toward
newspaper work. In which he saw a
-vide Held for originality, brightness
■and success.
It was in the Wlngham Advance
thai Mr. Barber commenced ins career us a newspaper man. For three
years he remained there, at Aral un-
der Mr. Comyn, and later under the
present proprietor. Mr. Hall, ta IBQ0
he took a poslton in the Job ofliee ol
C. P. Heel ft Co., London. He bad
not been long in  London  when lie was
offered and accepted the roremanship
Of tlie Lucknow Sentinel, and I'or
three years he broadened his Held
of observation and trained himself In
the technique of newspaper work un-
•Ier Mr. James Bryan, the able editor
"I that paper. Mr. Barber's three
years' work n Lucknow were largely
Instrumental in developing the aunll*
tlesthal will determine bis career. He
himself Is a firm believer In Hie tact
thai not ability alone, but character
and ability, nre necessary for B BUC«
cossful editor, and the young foreman
"f the Sentinel displayed «hlle In
Ulcknow those qualities of manliness,
earnestness and conscientious thoroughness that gained him the confidence and respect of the office and
Us customers nnd the community.
In 1908 the  West,   where  he had
•been    born,    beckoned    Mr.    Bather
lethargy of years,and the desire of its
citizens for civic unity and progress.
In ths renaissance none was as helpful
as the new editor. In the paper itself he
made many changes. The makeup was
rearranged and its typographical appearance improved. Indeed, as far as
mechanical care and printing-taste ls
concerned, few papers in the West
are superior to that published at Pilot
Mound, and Mr. Barber's intenton is
to still further improve it, as developing business gives him additional
means, and demands additional facilities. And the mechanical Improvement of the Sentinel has been kept
pace with by its news columns. The
local happenings are recorded with
brightness and interest, as to make
the Sentinel a welcome weekly visitor tn the homes of the prosperous
farming community among which it
circulates. Politically the Sentinel has
not allied itself to any party, for the
reason that there is but one paper in
"the Mound." and on matters political
the policy of the paper is to remain
neutral, and hold the balance even.
Mr. Barber believes that the field of
the local paper is not the discussion
of provincial nnd federal issues, but
the recording of local news, and fair
comment on local and general matters.
Turning from the editor to the man,
a word might be said. In all respects
Mr Barber ls a fine cit/.en, and the
representative of a type of which no
country can have too many. He is a
"sport" of the proper kind. He handles a lacrosse stick in great shape,
and is captain of the town lacrosse
team, while at football be "handles his
feet" with equal keenness and skill.
By rllglon ho is a Meibodist. and is
president of the Kpworth League in
Pilot Mound Ile has none of the
"manly vices," for he neither smokes
nor swears, and is a total abstainer.
As yet he Is unmarried.—but that, tt
Is asserted, is not the fault of
young lades of the  Mound.
It will thus be seen that Mr.
ber is a many-phased and respect-
worthy man. taking an active interest in social, athletic, public and religious affairs. He is a good printer,
ii good editor and a good citizen, and
his early success may be regarded as
but the earnest of the measure time
will accord him as the years pass by.
soldier, the sailor, the fisherman, the
miner, the farmer, the mechanic, and
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their existence in the dull routine of
tedious tasks, and who are exposed to
injuries and ailments that those who
toil do not know, will find in Dr.
Thomas' Eclectric Oil an excellent
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Of need.
In After Years.
Again the village blacksmith stood
under the spreading chestnut tree.
Jingling the coins in his pocket, he
spake: "I care not who makes the
autos of the nation provided I make
the repairs."
linaii'x Liniment Cures Bum, Etc
He—I understand your are taking
cool;ing lessons?
He—How are  you getting along?
She—Fine. Not a single case for
the  undertaker so  far.
Public Notice!
Attention is called to the fact that the
Ogilvie Flour Mills Company, Limited,
makers of Royal Household Flour, have for some
time past been producing flour in a vastly
improved and purified form by the aid of
electricity^ and having secured control of all
the basic patents relating thereto, take this opportunity of advising the public that any unauthorized users of the electrical flour purifying
processes will be prosecuted.
The Ogilvie Flour Mills Company, Limited,
are the only millers in Canada whose flour ia
purified by the electric process.
Mr. Just Suspended.
Owing to differences regarding administration at the Canadian emigration office, Mr. W. T. R. Preston has
suspended C. F. Just, the chief clerk,
pending inquiry.
Still  Smart  Enough.
Kerwin—I guess my wife thinks
1 in a pretty smart man.
Merrltt—What's   the   explanation?
Kerwin—She admits that I am half
as smart as she thought I was the day
we were married.
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Monks Get New Piano.
A Milan (Italy) despatch snys that
King Edward has just presented the
monks of the tireat St. Bernard Monastery with a magnificent piano, to
replace one given them by Que. n
Victoria half a century ago.
C. P. R. Buying Steamships.
The C, P. It. has placed orders with
the Fairfield Shipbuilding Company
of (iinsgow for three steamers of large
tonnage capable ol high speed for
their Canadian trade.
Turbine   Liners
  Leave  on   March  23.
ii is definitely decided thai thenew
Allan turbine liner will leave i Iver*
pool for Halifax, N. S.. and St, John,
N. B.i on March :::'.. and the Virginian
win leave for ihe same ions Aprils,
,las. McKee, Linwood, Ont.
Lachlln McNeil. Mabou, C. B.
.lohn  A.  McDonald. Arnprior,
0. it. Billing, Markham, Ont.
John Mader,  Mahone Hay, N. S
Lewis S.  Butler, Burin, Nfld.
i hese   well   known    gentlemen
assert     that    ihey   were    cured
May Continue the  Rate War.
A  circular has been  issued by the I
Canadian lines   which    slates that if
the rate war is not Bettled by the end;
of January  passengers hooked in ad-,
\ance at   higher rates will  be taken
at the  present low  fares.
Losing your hair? Coming
out by thc combful? And
doing nothing? No sense in
that! Why den't you use
Ayer's   Hair   Vigor  and
Hair Vigor
promptly stop the falling?
Your hair will begin to grow,
too, and all dandruff will disappear. Could you reasonably expect anything better?
-»I,r. Hnlr Vl.nr is a ureal WWI'I'*
m.V !>«'■ ws. PalllBI "t ▼MTjfjJ'** ■""
Ss Balr vigor .toi.p-.iVL'1-■■V""''
Ir I.
all right.1
f 1 00 a bottle.
All ilniKflsta.
sn ■ ■■» sa in
Igor inmiaa   ,. .— ...
— W. C. LooauoK, l.ia.I • a. Cal.
J. 0. AT«R CO.,
l.parHl,    Ms...
Thin Hair
Always useful and
certainly beautiful, a
brooch is never amiss
as a gift,
No. Ijtti is a fins Gold
Brooch with Diamond centre.
The pries is remarkable al
Distance is no obstacle to satisfactory
dealing* with our
house. Write for
mail-order  catalogue.
Made big enough for a big
man to work in with comfort
Has more material in it than
any other brand of shirt in
Canada. Made on thc
H.B.K. scale it requires ___
to 42 yards per dozen, whereas
common shirts have only 32
to 33 yards.
That's the reason why the
H.B.K, "Big" Shirt never
chafes the armpits, is never
tight at the neck or wristbands, is  always loose, full
and  comfortable and  wears
__. _
Each shirt bears a tiny book
that tells the whole history
of tho "Big" Shirt, and
also contains a notarial
declaration thai the H.B.K.
"Big" Shirt contains nyi
to 4a yards of material per
Sold at all dealers but only
with this brand:—
BRAN0 '.  -'
Montreal        Wtaalpsf       Davsaa
Wa make a specialty of low grade   wheat.   Write us before shipping. Wa
wlll show how we can serve you.
References:—Any   Bank  or   Commercial Agency.
Thomas Law.
William Law.
We handle grain strictly on commission.    Highest   prices  obtainable.  Liberal advances.   Trades carried on margins In "Winnipeg futures.
Correspondence solicited. GRAIN EXCHANGE, Winnipeg.
I am the Oldest
Consign your grain to me and get prompt service, careful attention,
and highest market prices. ^     CDIXII^ DRAWER
Reference: UNION BANK OF CANADA,   aj.  Sri INK.,      1300.
(Until recently represented by the  late  E. O'Reilly,  Esq.)
All kinds of grain purchased ln Car   Load Lots.    Write ns for top prices
and shipping instructions.   Any grade  of wheat, oats, barley or flax.
P. 0. Box 629, WINNIPEG, MAN.
•rata ta ear lata taught — trask  ar saM aa   otantidia    ReasoaaMa
1 Ina— ■>•**,     Prompt Daturas.      CaT-rtapoadence  »o.i**U-*4     K»l«r«E«J
A**. %—— ta Winnipeg.
HT*     Mk     W      W f,£_K VEGETABLE SICILIAN
In A.Lr.Uo Hair Renewer
Makes the hair grow Ions -nd heavy, and keeps it soft and glossy.
Stops falling hair and cures dandruff. And it always restores
color to gray hair.  Sold for fifty years.    u*-ab\*K_tTci^-Z7a^m''
If It is a Question of Warmth use
It Retains Heat and Keepa e«t Cold.
Write  for   Samples   aad Prices.
TEES & PERSSE, Limited., Agents, Winnipeg.
(!yi>r—I understand the production
of VVhlght'8 rural drama lias been
postponed, ,
Myer* -So? What's the trouble?
Oyer—One <>t' the Vans In the barn*
yard Bcene objected to the stage setting, 1 believe.
MINIM'S LINIMENT for Sale Eyeryikcn
Gloom  Dis.ieller.
"Ali!" she sighed,   "I seem   t<* be
iii]"ii  with gloom that  cannot be dls* I
"iiii. don't despair." he rejoined,;
"Later on, when radium gets cheaper]
you can swallow a small piece."
Nn mi'' need tear .hotera or any!
summer complain! If they have shot*
tie nt Dr .1. ii. Kellogg'a Dysentery
Cordial ready tot um u corrects alia
looseness ol the bowels promptly and
causes a health) and natural action.
This is a medli Ine adapted for 1 he
young and old, rich and poor, and la
rapl'dly becoming the mum popular
medicine for cholera, dysenl ry, etc.,
in the market,
Superfluous Hair
■Uctrolyrdi, Irt; or depilatories at*
offered yoa oa th* hat* wore) el the
operator* and manufacturer,* D 8
MIRACLBlenot. Itu th* onlySMthed
whloh la ladov-Md by phyiieieni, in-
geoai, dermatologist*, n>*d>eal Jenrnela
•nd prominent magaiin**. Booklet will
will b. wot tree, la plaia, seeled
Your money beck without question tf
it (ails to do all th*i I* claimed lot It.
DB  MIRACLE   mailed.   —.1*4  ta
plain wrapper, pa receipt of fl.    Writ*
for it to -lay to l' fi MIRACLB OHBM
IOAL CO., 21 Qoaai  Btbjub Wast,
Toaoato, or
8IMPS01 asKar
•ioKi)f**>. *Kr.
The Dominion Uovernmenl has de*
manded a full Investigation Into hus
pected bogus ballots
Will   Not   Be ""Publiahed.
Tha Arni\ lournal, a publication
which was d< nnitelj announced for
January is nol to be published ut all.
Vty    rvi    *->    No    SIS THK DRILL. S10CAK. B. C. JASC^EIY 0, 1W&.
G. K. SMiTHKBiKr.Ai.R, Editor and Prop.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line ior
th* first insertion and 5 cents a line each
subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, |7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legal advertising.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
fer each insertion.
Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription is $2 per year, strict*
ly in advance; (2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letterB to—
Slocan, B. C
The salmon packers of thecoast are
■seeking assistance from the Laurier
government. Lumbering aud miniug
also require attention.
Party discords have beeu such
nmong the Liberals iu Quebec that
Hou. Mr. Parent has been compelled
to resign the premiership.
Tho first meeting of the commission
appointed to inquire iuto the operations of the Assessment Act will be
hold in Victoria ney t Tuesday.
The upper Slocan Will win fame this
year more by reasou of tho zinc shipped than of silver-lfead ores. A sharp
fight is promised between the Great
Northern and Canadian Pacific railways for the handling of the traffic.
Pay up your subscription.
For first-class bread go to J. H
Public school re opened for business
ou Tuesday.
No meeting of the city council was
held this week.
Dr. Brouse came down from New
Denver ou Friday.
Nelson has taken over the operation
of its street railway.
A number of snowslides have occurred during the week.
New Year's passed off even more
tamely than Christmas.
Fred and Edmund Lavell have returned to college iu Spokaue.
Sandon is experiencing much difficulty in finding a new council.
Oscar White, manager of the Slocan
Star, was a visitor here Friday.
Wm. Kyte is going to Everett to
spend the balauce of the winter.
The new K. & S. bridge, at Payne
gulch has beeu opened for traffic.
T. D. Woodcock is leaving on Saturday for a month's visit to the coast
a. McPherson and Phil Munro, of
New Denver, have removed to the
Kootenay curlers will hold their annual bonspiel iu Nelson January 23rd
to 28th.
Mrs. G. Edwards and family reritov-
ed to Moyie on Saturday, to joiu Mr.
W. Koch has just completed a large
extension to the wharf at Enterprise
For Sale.—A small base-burner coal
stove, iu first-class condition. Applv
at this office.
All municipal licenses are due on
the 15th.
The ice at the skating rink is being
gradually got into shape.
Born,—In Enderby, on Dec. 24, the
wife of Rev. A. E. Roberts, of a son.
Cameron & Kennedy this week finished rnwhiding down a carload of ore
from the Kilo,
Dr. Arthur, Nelson, has sold out his
interest in the Silver Glance claim, at
Bear Lake, to J. W. Power.
The air compressor .it the Noble
Five is being shipped to the const, ex-
Premier Dunsmuir having use for it
down there.
*•** **•<
The Queen's
Hotel     -am*
KATES:   »2.00 PKB J>AT
Hotel Arrivals.
Arlington—Wm. Koch, Nelson; E.
Mathews, Ten Mile; J. Milne, Ottawa
Royal—E. Holmnn, J. Wing, Nelson; Lidgate Bros., Evans creek; G.P.
Downing, Vancouver; N. Morrison,
New Denver.
First-class Dining Room
Large and Comfortable Bedrooms
Sample rooms for Commercial Men
Nelson, B. C.
A Concert
by Your
Own Fire-
if you own a
The Berliner Gram-o-phone
himinu  ltiaoiuis.
Appended is a complete list of tlie various records registered atthe local registry office, II. P. Christie being mining
Dec 3d—Fram, Berdan, Nansen.
An acceptable New Year's gift fell
to the Japs on Sunday evening, wheu
General Stoeaee] a nd the Russian garrison at Port Arthur capitulated, terminating the bloodiest and fiercest
siege in the world's history. The
gallant defenders received magnanimous treatment from tho victors. The
doughty Japs have vanquished the
Russians on laud and sea, having met
with coustant victory from tho outset
.of the war.
Timber Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands & Work?,
at Victoria, for a special license to cut
and carry away timber from the following described lands: Commencing at a
post planted on the south side of Kvnns
creek, about 40 chains from Slocan lake,
und marked "M. & F. Lidgate N. K. corner post," running south 80 Chains;
tlience west K0 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence enst 80chains, to point of
of commencement.
Dated Dec, 26th, 11)04-
••• l nCiM
Mrs. A. Mason, Prop.
Headquarters for traveling men
Large, airy rooms
Best meals given in  the town
HATES -Ha pa-r (In* ; with
(tmnplt* rooms, »'<..M1. Spr-
olltl l'ntr<a to utrudy tmurileri
Arthur Street, Slocan
The columns of a newspaper furnish
•the means to the printer of earning a
living, each line haviug a value, und
peoplo should not infringe ou that
space without paying for it any more '
thau they would tuke goods from a
tnerchaut. Ofttimes the printer gives
several dollars' worth of free advertising to an entertainment nud then he is
charged admission to see the show.
There are certain courtesies due the
press—respect, dou't abuse, them.
Mineowners in the upper camp complain of excessive treatment charges
by the local smelters, and assert that
if relief is not given their properties
will be shut down. The dominion
bounty of $15 per ton on lead ores is
not of direct benefit to the mineowners, tho smelters rather having the
best of it, owing to increased charges.
Poor, unhappy Slocan; will sho never
be given a chance to get on her feett
Trouble follows trouble in quick succession, until the hearts of the people
have become sickened and they ure
deserting the towns as if n murrain
were on the land.
A pile-driving crew has lieen at
work lately repairing the wharf at
New Denver.
N. Morrison came down from New
Denver Mondav, to assume charge of
the local school.
For Sale.—A full set of Dickens'
novels, comprising 15 volumes. Apply nt this office.
A bnrgelond of lumber came down
from Ten Mile on Wednesday for export to Manitoba.
The New Year wns ushered in with
a severe snowstorm, followed by rain
and a general thaw.
Nelson folk are enjoying n hot mayoralty contest, with the Houston men
apparently in the lead.
A. Scott, foreman at the Ivanhoe,
broke his leg in Sandon last week, by
falling on the sidewalk.
Tho steamer Rossland on the Arrow
lakes has gone out of commission, the
Minto taking her place.
B. A. Shatford and wife left on Sat
urday morning, via   Revelstoke, for a
month's visit to Halifax, N.S.
The pile-driving crow came in on
Tuesday night to drive some piles for
the strengthening of the wharf.
R. J. McPhee, manager of the Ottawa, returned Friday from Spokane,
having spent Christmas with his fam-
Nelson and Rossland opened the
hockey season on Monday, by n hot
game nt Nelson. The score stood 7
to 7.
And such a concert as you could never near in any
theatre or concert hall. Imagine the glorious voices of
the great operatic stars—the geniuses cf the Violin—
the wizards of the Piano-Sousa's or the Coldstream
Guards' Band—Comic Songs- clever Mouologists. All arc
at your command on one programme for one evening's
entertainment,  or, if  you will, a sacred  concert.
Think what It would co»t In time Hill* money lo enjoy all tlia-se. rel yon enn
wJthi-ni iu vo.ir own home—-very lone eviy ..He rtpKXlwetl Willi cl-iiruea
MdVuJ-iike*P»r"*V <*•*■ lb. Berliner Omm-oplwll. al « merely nominal coat.
PriceiofCram-o-phones d»|£ fQ $LAC
complete with 3 Records <?KJ   l\J  *?-?D
Guaranteed fo. five yenra        It i» made In Canada. ■
Sold en ..ay monthly p^m.nla If d..i*.d.    Writ,
for particular.-.. Catalogu. t~d llut of Records.
Agent will exchange vour old Berliner Cram-o-phtme Records
FREE when you buy two new Records for eat., one you return for
exchange: for instance, you return txo Records .* receive six I pay
for four. MANurncTunto »y
J. A. ANDERSON, Local Agent
HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor in
Coiuii'il Ims been  pleased to appoint the
H. D. Curtis
Financial Agent
Accountant & Auditor
Notary Public
Fire and Accident
A Residence for Sale
Hon. F. Carter Cotton, ('resident ol the Exe
cutive Council; the Hon. lt. li. 'Iati.ow, Minister of Finance; Da*, id KtssKi.i. Ki-.ii, of the
City of Victoria, Esquire, and J< MANXES Be NT-1
ZBN.of the Cily of Vancouver) Esquire, to be.
Commissioners  under   tlie   "Public   Inquiries
Act" for the purpose of enquiring into ami ro-1 Cl   OCAN
port in* upon lhe Operation of tlie "AsM'Ssinent j *jL.V*W/A1 ^»
Act, 1903,' with respect to its practical bearings
on the financial requirements of the L'roviuce.
The said Commissioners will hold llieir first
nicotitiK al the ollice of tho Minister Ot Finance.
on Tuusday. the lOlh duy of January, 1905, at 10
a.m., of taulcll all persons interested are hereby
to take notice and govern themselves nccord-
Provincial Secretary's Office,
tStll December. l'.HH.
Abstracts of Hineral
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
One ofthe newest residences in Slocan is offered for sale on easy terms. It contains five
large rooms, hall, pantry, wardrobes, china
closet, large cellar, is lathed and plastered,
and is the best finished in town. Hot and
cold water system, with range and a sink.
Two corner lots, with fine lawn, garden, fruit
trees; also first-class woodshed, etc. A SNAP
FOR ANY BUYER.       For  terms  apply  to
Ontario is deep in the throes of a
provincial electiou, and it is sincerely
tn be hoped the result will be such lis
to put an end to the political unrest
that has been the portion of the pro
vince for the past few years. Indications point to a geuerul victory for the
.Conservatives, tho Lilwials lieing
weighted down with a long record of
scandal and corruption. Ministers of
ths gospel ure taking a prominent
part in the campaign, preaching for
purity in elections, and the doctrine is
arraying the church-loving people of
Ontario with the Conservatives and
against Premier Ross. Both the temperance pi*ople and the liquor interests mi i*ui to be against tho govern
ment ulso.	
As tho time for the meeting of the
legislature approaches, Liberal Ixmsts
of deft'iuiiig the government grow
louder and more frequent. Thoy base
their belief on the supposition that the
Socialist members are dissatisfied and
will oppose the government, and they
in turn expect to make use of the So
cialists. The latter, however, have
shown no disposition to force an appeal to tho people, nor do they give
any idea of opposing tho government.
No scandal of any nature has iittiu'lied
}o Conservative ruL-vpulilie finance!
have iinpi'ov, d. ■■•¥»*■ e\pi n<litiiivs
and revenue.-; Irivc^QBi equalized, so
Med. Supt., J. P. CADE, M.D.
"|)ATES: Remilnr subscribers. $1 per monlli
1\ or$10 a year: non-ubscribcrs(exclusiveiof
medical attendance) $:> per day. Private wards
$1 per day extra. Special facilities for maternity cases.
Forfurthtfr particulars apply to.
D. B. O'Neail, Sec
the Liberal! havo n
kick. The chances are that when tli"
session is over the Conservative.*, will
bo more strongly Intrenched that) over
in the affoctjous of the people.
James E. Rogers, formerly of this
town, was married in Fernie last week
to Miss Bessie Prayter. Congratulations.
Sandon Knitfhta of Pythias held a
swell ball on Monday ni^ht.iVI couples
being present. Silverton sent up a
big crowd.
The Golden Star favored its readers
with a neat eight-paged holiday number, filled with illustrations of Golden
nnd vicinity.
An open switch at the Y caused a
freight wreck early Friday morning.
The wrecking crew came up from Nelson to repair the damage.
.las. A. linker, of this town. B, C.
member of the executive committee of
the W.F. of M., has returned from attending a general nieeting at Denver,
J. Binish, who had  his arm broken
at the Ottawa some weeks ago.had the
injured member reset on   Friday, Di
Cade being assisted by Dr. Brouse, of
New Denver.
C. B. Taylor ami wife removed  toi
Spokane on   Tuesday, with   the ulti-1
mate intention   of   going   into   fruit |
raising in Oregon. Tliey will lie missed by a large circle of friends.
The Crnnbrook Herald got out a |
splendid Christmas edition, illustrative of the growth of that hustling |
burg and the advancement of the surrounding district. The Herald*! en* i
terprise is characteristic of Cranbrook \
and its people.
The Drill will print you. on short
notice and  in nnv  amount, shipping
ta^s. billheads, statements, letterheads,
noteheadaS, memos, receipts, envelopes,
visiting curds, business cards, bills or
fare, dodgers, posters, etc., etc. Will
meet any quality or price,
Tho Nelson News issued with If!
pages on Sunday, containing a care-
fullv compiled summary bv BJacobs,
will secure n (nil set of
Dickens' iiovbIw, 15 vols
Well bound, legible print.
will purchase a small hsse-
burrier coal stove, le as
good as new.
The Drill Office
For about half a century
thi* establishment has made
a specialty of nkilled watch
repairing. A waoden box
will be sent on request in
which ym, can forward your
time-piecs to us.
We   prepay   ft
charges  in   returning
watches   and  jewelry
repaired by ub*
I {J
To.Tohn.I.BanfleldantlJ. M. McGregor,
or  to any pernor or p6rtnill to whom
tbey  nmy I,live tram1 fer red their several  interests, in wbole or in part,   in
tin*   (.lack nm!  White  Beauty K'ac
tional  mineral  claini,   situated    near
tbe bend of Lemon creek.and rwortled
in tbe Recorder's ollice for tiie Blocan
Cily milling division.
Vou    nre hereby notified tbnt 1 have
CiiilHed   to   lie expended  tint film of  onr
bimdicd nnd two dollars and fifty cenl*
in lilbor and improvements on the sbnvo
nienliciicd mineral claim    in   order   tc
hold said claim under the provisions oi
tin* Mineral Act; and if  Within 90 davi
from tbe date of  tbis notice  you fail, or
refuse, to contribute your proportion ol
Inch ex]ie]idiliii**,tiij:etber witb all cunt."
of Advertising, your   interests   in   said
claim will become tbe propeity of the
subscriber,   under section 4 of nn  Act
entitled "An Act to amend tbe Mineral
Act, 1900."
Datedat Slocan,B.C., this 3rd dav of
October. A. D.J 904.
7-10-04 ERIC LKM1F.UX.
Certificate of Improvements.
Rliffu Mlni-rnl Claim.
Situate in tbe Slocan City Mining Divi
sion of tbe Weut Kootenny Ilistrict.
Wbere located : --Adjoining tbe Cam-
erouian mineral claim.
Take notice tbat I, M, I.. Grimmett,
actiei; for mvself. free miner's certiflcate
No. B77688; and as agent for l>iiiic»n
Cameron, free miner's certificate No.
B77H30; Angus Cameron, free miner's
certificate No BflMllj William pftviea,
free miner's certificate No. B84620; R,
Mcdowell, free miner's certificate No.
B8'-'840; ('. A. Love, free miner's certificate No. 1)66187; and R. A. Bradshaw,
free miner's certificate No. 1177428,intend,
sixty days from tbe date hereof, to apply
to tbe Mining Kecoider fora certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of ob-
taining a crown grant for the abort
And further take notice that actio*,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate ef
Dated this 1st dav of November, 1904.
0-12-04 '  M. L. GRIMMETT
J. A. Anderson
P.O. Drawer 75, Slocan
t tfrotinil for 11; of Im mineral   output   and   develop
ment of the province during 1!K>1. On
tin" whole ntnaily  progress   has Ih'oii
made and the output of  the mini's in-
crensedi   Tho story told hy the News
itqnhcs (otoj'estlna reading.
B A dvertise your
® Business
in these days of progress and competition
no man in business
should neglect an opportunity to keep his
goods before the people.
Modern usages proclaim advertising the
one road to success;
neglect of it invariably
ends in disaster. A
merchant's standing
in a community may
be judged from the advertisement he carries
in a local paper. To
sell goods a man must
advertise. All live
men seek the aid of
the printer
At All
to ali peraia
tout and liberal ailvci'tis-
era: it is read
by everyone.
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