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VOL. II., No. 7.
SLOCAN,   li.   C,   MAY   17,   1901.
£2.00 PER ANNUM.
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.
W. T. Shatford & Co.,
Dry Goods, Groceries. Boots 6c Shoes,
Hats 6c Caps. Men's Furnishings,
Trunks, Valises, Etc., Etc.
Slocnn, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKinncv, B. C.
The House is plastered throughout,
with large, airy rooms, and iitietl up
in flrst-class and modern style.
The dining; room is always
supplied with the best the
market affords.
W. E. NOBLE, Prop.,
Arthur St., Sloean, B. C.
Transient Rates: $1.50 to $2 per dav.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public, lt is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
OETH1NQ & HENDERSON, ■ Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
SHIM ana Penal lunpunt of M Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
LOOKS   LIKE   A   FLOOD hi3 descant being broken bv some
planking*, otherwise he would have
{-one 100 feet farther into the drift.
He became wedded in the compart
ment and so saved himself, being
rescued from his perilous position
soon after. Crellin escaped with u
badly sprained ankle and a number
of bruises, but it was a close shave.
I.V*  HI -JIN G.
Snow Halting Quickly In tins Hills-All
tlsss Greeks) Hauplrsg Pall—"Loo»l Skating Sink Is Tlirsu'iti'siitsl uml One ssf tin-
Urislgcs In DnnKor.
There can be no denying the fuel
that from present indications the lake
district is in for a flood higher than
at any time since 1*394, if not (Jttlte
equalling that disastrous period, The
waters will not cause much damage,
excepting perhaps to the C.P.R. property here, but much Inconvenience
is likely to ensue. Springer creek
lias been running full all week, anil
Wednesday night's rains largely Increased the flow of water. The skating rink is in a dilapidated condition,
a8Soi*U8 of tlie supports have been
washed out, and tiiere is danger of
the Fletcher ave, bridge across the
creek being carried away. All the
creeks on the lake are as highns thev
were last vear, nnd the snow on the
summits is beginning to ipo't in a
rapid manner. The weather is mild
and  everything  is favorable  to a
A Yisiis-ssuvs*;- Urnks-r S]>s*iiUs  Hopefully
of I.osisl IMvJmIois.
T. .1. Smith, a Vancouver broker,
returned home last week from a two
weeks' trip to this-samp and Spokane.
lie told the Province that while away
he visited the V & M mine on Slocan
lake and superintended tho shipment
of lhe lirst carload of ore to tlie Trail
smelter. lie stated that the ore was
sacked under the direct ion of Supt.
Little, and.no discrimination was
made against, the poorer qualities oi
ore, or in other words thc shipment
was not made up of picked samples.
While the final returnsfrom thu smelter have, not yet been received, it is
calculated from a knowledge of former assays that the ore will return a
remarkably high value. Tlie smelter
rate on this the first shipment was set
at $10 a ton, but it is probable there
will  be a reduction, as tlie smeltei
decided turn for ths better at Moyie
and business promises to be good for
the summer. The St. Eugene mine
and mill have started up with a full
force, and the ore will be sent to Belgium, About 2C0men arc employed,
most of the old hands being put on.
Affairs* Now Shaping for Ps-isnanent Or-
Friday evening a meeting of the
flood.   In that ease the C.P.li. track . was guided in setting this price by
nnd ranches along Sloean river will
suffer considerably.   Cool weather is
the only salvation apparently.
The bnr isstocked with the
Choicest liquors and cigars, j
Headquartsji'sfor capitalists i
A Porgoson Visitor.
J. M. Black, ot Ferguson, f.imiliar-
Iv known when he was running the
the result of an assav made sometime ago, which denoted the presence
of about 14 per cent sulphur in the
ire. The ore shipped was of an entirely different character from that
from which thc assay was made by
the smelter people. It is not probable
that other shipments v Hi tako place
....   ,       ,, i this summer, the companv onlvde*
Windsor  Hotel in Ifew Denver as Lirlng to have a falr ^ ^ade of the
"Dad," was a visitor here this we-k, ■ values. The mini! would remain on
being on a holiday jaunt throftgh-j the list as a permanent shipper, Lot
the district, lie is a partner With for the fact that at present there are
Sutherland & McFinnon In the big no facilities for getting the ore cheap-
general Store at   Ferguson  and they I |v  to  Slocan  lake, some two  miles
are doing tlie trade of the camp
Last summer they averaged ovo"- 103
pack loads of supplies to the mines a
month,besides their geueral business.
Tlley purchase hy the. carload, haying three cars of goods now goiiEi in,
atid are. making money. '"Hiisi"
s.-ivs  tlio   Lardeau will b ■ grvitlv
(Vs.m tiie mine. Packing costs about
I o r ton, while In winter transportation can be effected by rawhlding
nl a rate of 82 50 per ion, su that it is
ih.' intention to no ahead with devpl
"p:sient till the snow dies. The V si
Nl hsiiis* li is \v -II within the i ry ore
belt "i' the Si e in, and ii-.•-r< i- grenl
benellttsjtl by the new railroad being IncthitvamOng the other properties in
built from Iv'o.oiisiv lake and ho ex-' tliu region, as the ore is much in do
pects to see much advancement this mand bv the smelters fur fluxing pur-
summer, [tis a, high grade ore camp ;, ms. The Enterprise and Arlington
and the .wages are $3.50 per day, mines, not far from thoV&M, arc
Capital i' coming In freely and a working full blast and shipping
nuinborof •.Mini salt-ie are on thu go. steadily nil the oro that em lu pro
In this locality, ''Dad ' lias a number : ductd.
of Important interests, beings holder Mr. Smirli stated Nelson was very
iu the Bondholdor.Mn gleand Yming quiet at present, and the town is full
Bear groups, besides having stock In 0f itdlo mine's, mado So bv the closing
tho Arlington. Hcsays thisdivhjon down at bo manv Bilver-lead mines.
Is the meet promisingof the district ij_ does not consider that even with
and feels convinced that there is no the proposed hOnus by the Dominion
l.ust Ys.*„r'« Shipments Wi're S8-I7 Tons—
A lls-iillliy Kvlslciti's* of tlse l.ifs* ami
"Wealth of tlso Camp—Arlington tlists
B'Kgu-st Shipper.
But one carload of ore was sent out
from the local division during the
executive committee of the Slocan week and that was from the Emer-
Rifie Club was held at the residencej prise. Its total for the year is now
of p. S. McVannel. li. D. Curfls, l-Otons. Ore is coming down pretty
secretary, read a set of rules for the well from the Arlington and ship-
pi id a nee of rifle associations, which inel,,, S|,Q.,1(1 bofi.jn ne_{ weck at
he had just, received from the liulitia ., .       ,.,      ',        , ,      .       -,.
department. The rules hint been ^ s"mcllui^ lll*e U,° cla "*■*•' 1 h;!
promulgated only last nionth.the idea j snow is going rapidly from tho hills
being to have all organizations and the roads are getting into shape
throughout the Dominion working on for hauling. A more hopeful feeling
some concerted and uniform basis, so is pervading all circles in the camp.
that, the greatest good might result. L**tSt year the exports from this di-
The rules embody the lessons derived i vision amounted to "2847 tons, mado
from the Host war aud the. depart- j Up from 10 properties. Following is
ment is etrlvlug to promote in Cana- u list ot the shipments this \ ear to
dians love of country and self fell- _ate:
ance in times of danger. UpwardsI
of II 00 associations have sentinap-l       ^!IN';:-
plications for rifles and ammunition.! *vj*n8t0.n	
The local club will now be enabled to' ,1r'nter.V,'.lse-	
get down to business and secure their | Bjg°k Prince	
equipments   Proper forms for mem-, landholder.!"''..'..'.
bership have  been  applied for and I ClutriteaA ...........
will be distributed so soon  as  they i Speculator	
arrive.   The club will start with a
membership of UO.
Briefly, the rules governing tlie
formation of rifle clubs are: Two
classes are provided for, military a fid
civilian. The former are those organized in regiments or companies of
the active militia and managed under
the   military   regulations.    The  In
V *v M.
Bar silver is weak, the price being
slightl*, below (JO cents.
spectnr of musketry is charged with!    Twenty tons of ore was shipped out
lie management of rifle associations,  by the Enterprise on Saturday.
Joe Boulter and Dune Graham tiro
and they arc to be under the control
of the   militia department.    Before  „*, ■ ■.,.-•
any association  can be formed, uot I doing surlace work on the Lrin group,
less than 40 residents of the locality, '    II.  Stevenson  has a  contract for
over the age of 10. must, be enrolled' getting out mining  timber at  tho
and have taken the oath requiringISpeculator.
them to serve with the reserve militia in the event of a national emergency.   Each association ia tonoinin
ate a capt,tin, who, with a committee
of two members, shall manage the
town having a brighter prospect be
Cure it than Sloean.
ii. iii ssii-i Appointment*.
Atthe Methodist conference, holsl
at Nelson during thc week, the fol
lowing appointments were made by
the   stationing committee:   Nelson
District Nelson, .lames il. White;
Vniir, one t i lie   sent; Ka.-io, Samuel
J. Thompson; Alnsworth, to be »up*
plied; Sand"!i, John I've; New Denver, Arthur F Llobet'Ja; Slocan I i'v,
Fi'sil s. Okell; (iranbt'ook, John W.
Boweringi Pernio, Et, Forbes Still-
man; Mieliel, Thomas 11. Wright.
Kosdand   District- l-h-sftland,  Allien
M. S-uil'iini, II. A.; Trail. 0110 lo be
sent, (.1, A. S. , Under Stlj.t, Bosslaildj
(irand Fork-. .1. F. Betts; (jrcen-
wood, John 1>. Knox; Phoonix, Geo.
Ss'S-ssri'il is III); I'siisl nn t.
Win. Bragg is giving up the blaok
smithing business in tnwn, having
secured a big contract for  tunneling
o i the i11• ws■ 11 mine, on Four Mile
oreok. He wllldtlvo 800 feel on the
No. ti level, starting in at tho2W
foot station. Five men will ho em
ployed on the Joh ami it will keep
them ("oiiig liilnext Christmas. The
management expects to strike the big
ore body at about 1100 rVet from the
portal ol the drift,   The ground is
soft and will have to bo tltuben d.bui
tliec.iiitr.ict.ni' geis everything supplied luni at the dump.
Lardo Itnllwrty Ooutravl
government there will bo env great
change for the belter, li irdering on
iiu* V st M group is the Bachelor.
The owners of this properly are now
at work driving a tunnel and they
are opening up some gsiud ore.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered nl the local registry office, 11. r. Christie being mining
May 10 -Katie fr, Spiingercreek, .Ino
Bend 'Or
May I'.   rontiac
Littlo Bo
7—Jumbo, Ki'sl Wing, Biutori Maid
Dewdron, Mining Link, Canadian btai
I'.nii', Silver Bell fr. Nightingale.
B   Two Drothers, Uontitaln Con
There arc but 40 men  employed
now at the Payne. Development only
i is lie ing done.
Assessments we petting in at the
n cord ollice. 23 having been registered last week.
J. Marino, New Denver, has made
a goodstrike ot galena on the Willard
claim, Four Mile.
Net smelter returns for lead in the
Bli can ores have dropped below $1,70
per hundred pounds.
A. Allen and J. Connor have located a big dry ore vein, on Twelve
Mile, close to the lake.
S. S. Fowler, engineer of the London A: I'. ('. (ioldlields, went up to
the Enterprise Saturday.
N. F. McXanglit expects to open up
the, Hampton in two weeks,on a much
larger scale than formerly.
]{. F. FUhhuru will have the Bachelor, Twelve Mile.sui'veyed.and then
proceed with its development.
I'art of the machinery for Hie En-
met by the terprise concentrator, including the
band and a large number of citizenshViflev tables, arrived in last week.
and warmly greeted.gettingn heartv        •' T        ' ,.      ,        ,,rt
round of eh.ers.    Trooper  Agertlid       I ho  Fast  ( banco shipped oiuiO
not get as much lighting as he desir \tl,|ls "f',,|V 1:,st "*ek and the Amen
ed, having been laid outearlv in the   can Boy 20, over  the   K.  k_S . and
campaign by a kick from a horse, the Ivanhoe40 tons over the C.J !
After lying some time iu the Moot     BertWilbe
lilver hospital, ho was invalided tol Vuncouver u
| England, when* ho gradually recoy* ,,,, Saturday.
iers'tl.    On his way out ho got laid up water  that
I again at Montreal.   Ilowever.despite f,,r;l while.
I all his suffering, Trooper  Ager is
affairs of the association. Associations may bo Supplied with rilleson
gi.ing a bond sigmd by three responsible members for the preservation and safe return of the weapons.
Free ammunition will be supplied
annually at the. rate of 200 rounds fr
each member of a military organization,und 100 rounds for each member of a civilian association. This is
to be expended in two successive
days in October each year.to be fixed
by the captain of each association.
j Extra ammunition will be supplied
j at the rateol $16per thousand rounds
of'Lee Enfield cartridges and $2 per
thousand miniature cartridges.
Uaok Prom tlis- War.
Geo. Ager, oue of the boys who left
here with Strathcona's Horse for tho
Boer war, returned to Slocan on yesterday's train.    He was
in, who has been at the
I  winter, arrivi'tl down
(living to the inrush cf
roperty has shut down
looking ItrOllg and well and feels the
•i   Otis, Qypsv Lass, ^nulstoa, Triple better for his sojourn In Oom  Paul
Codars, Tills*)', Marionette
10 Golden ll«4t.
11 Chliolhurst.
M iv i'i 8t»r Of ltn!::i | |, I I'obinson to
Man i Smith,
Oregon, Hibernian, Victor, '•'.., In such,
Henry Kcichart to Cutvin !'• aittle und
I' Nolan.
7—Hampton, Rlhel K, Plunger. Rainbow, and Camp Fire,lis pendens llleil liv
BalfOUr A Co and oilier iTi'ililors injninsl
llu* title m vs'sieil in ,i a McKinnon and
l; .1 Hamilton.
8—Coiker No2 ',, .1 A Davis to Wm
H-, loffleld '.. .1 1» K lid lo I'. Q Dim-
Getting iiui on..
nice happy grafting ground.
iin* i ,i. s.ii'i i i.
.1. Parsons Smith and Prof,
Miller, known as the Emerald
gave entertainments In  tho
Hall on Monday, Tuesday and
nesday and were greeted with large
audiences.    They appeared under llu
Tho St. ivevorne Mining Co., operating peer Mindon, has been re-organized nnd work is to be resumed
al an early d.'ilv.    An   assessment, of
one ceui a share is to be made or the
Al Teeter and M. Isaacson are,
working on the Combination, whloh
adjoins the Nancy Hanks on the wnst
They have A big Inlge, carrying
rJuat'tZ and galena pretty well mixed
\v. \v. Warner, who has the Won-
auspices  of   the   W.C.T.U. and   no
such strong temperance talk was ever -serral under lease, has uncovered LB
be'iiro given here The singing or inohe' of ore that assavs HBoz silver
the duet, together with the cornel nnd 75 per cent lead, [t had neen
playing of I'rot, Miller, was much) found and covered up by previ
enjoyed, while lhe exhibit Of lll"Vi   g
pictures was nm the least appreciated
pan of the entertainment*.
Larson*, Welch -t Stewart, ofSpo
kane, have secured the contract fur
the. e.iiusinictiou of the railwav from
Lardo to tho foot of Trout lake.
Portoi' Bros, h ve the contract for tho mi Hive men being employed
wonti work along the route.   The
road is lo be rushed through and
completed as 90011 ns posi Ible
llasl  IS Null-IMS   iKS'lipis.
H. Orollln, an employee al the En
tei'prlso, was b,r mght down to the
lOOal   hospital   mi  Tuesday,   having
had a niil'ieulnUs im' 11 >i ■ IV 'in  -'liii'l ■
injury, ii  11 it death,    lie fell W fuel
IdoWti a mauholu in one of the Btiipes,
(ieo. fiormley, one of the Lessees of
lhe Black Prluce, wasdownon Tuesday to hire n cook. Work ai tlio
property is goingalong nicely,a force
Oro is
being taken out daily and sacked and
a carload will be sent dowp in Juno.
The lower crosscut was In 125 feet,
and 000 feet mora must be driven to
lap the lead.   The snow at thc mine
is ".siiti:;:   I'i I,  lb. I'n   lieing   UOW   but
four I's'i'i im tho level,    Phi  Black
Prince  will   work  thioughout  the
i.issul for 11 s.> is..
Things have  takOU a  sudden and
liiss-.i. of Montreal Statement.
The annual statement of the
of Montreal wns issued Tuesday, nnd
it Is the most siitisfactorv hi its Ms*
lory. With such a conservatively
managed Institution, It shows the
general trade nf the country'to bo in
a  most gratifying condition,   The
net profits I ir   LllU vear ending April
30, ^ii:r deductiiis charge*. manage
ment, etc. wi re ■ 1,537,522, us com
pared w Ith 11,521,888 ! isl m ar, and
I    10,38:1 In 18U8
up bv Di'evio 1
A sen lenient is understood to be in
course nl negotiation between tho
rival intppoata in the ground covered
by the Bald Mountain fraction. If
completed', the crown grant for the
Bank Eda fraction will then be obtained.
W.   S.   DrewrVs  Of  New   Denver.
wi nt tip to the Phoenix Tuesday te
do some surve\ ing. He says fhe
Hartney and Bosun mines are looking
splendid, with more nrein sight than
ever before. The California, too, has
a fine showing of ore.
Five men area! present employed
nt the V & M, nu'h'i' Manager Llttli ,
The full  niurns from the ear of 1 re
(■(•nt ' lit have not   yet been received,
i, ,• the ligtiret* are satlafactory, 1
new rate  hns been offered by the
,, |gon merchants aro greatly di
turhod ever the question of a half snicltur, onabllng.th«iuanago*i<     to
holidav on Thursday, injury to tpadc got their mv freighted rrotu the mime
1  ihe cry raised. ■ aud treated for less than 812 a t"ii.
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Why  the  Old  Han   Objected  to tke
As the stage drove Into Dawson In
the anterailroad days we noticed the
body of a man hanging from the limb
of a tree near the hotel, but no one expressed surprise or asked questions. It
was an hour after our arrival when a
little old man came along on foot and
began making a fuss about the hanging. He said so much and said It In
such loud tones that the man who had
bossed the Job finally turned on blm
"See yere, old man, what's all thla
row about anyway?"
"About that hanging!" shouted the
old man.
"Waal, didn't tbe kuss steal a boss?"
"He did, and it was my hoss too."
"And you wanted blm hung, of
"Of course I did."
"And isn't he up thar In tiptop shape
and accordln to Hoylc?"
"He are, but you was too blamed sudden about lt You didn't give him time
"Didn't we give him ten mlntts te
prepare his soul?"
"I reckon you did, but he took them
hull ten mlnlts askin the Lord to forgive his sins and was swung off before
be could tell wbar he had hid tbe boss
•way." M. Quad.
Aiming High.
"I dunno whether I should prefer te
marry a markis or a millionaire when
I grows up, but mother says I'll 'ave
to be pertickler careful and not chuck
myself away."
A Theatrical Inflaence.
"What Ib your objection to these
pure, wholesome down on the farm
"Tbey exercise a demoralizing Influence on me," said the man with the
heavy mustache and expensive clothes.
"But tbey are commended aa a moral
"They don't work that way with me.
You see, I was once a confidence man,
and I can't see a stage full of happy
haymakers without wanting to get
around to tho stage door after the
show and sell them gold bricks."—
Washington Star.
▲ Day of Excitement.
Mrs. Meddergrass—What -was all
that crowd doln down at the postofflce
Mr. Meddergrass—Why, they got one
o* these here revolvln storm doors ln
the postofflce, an ole Mis' Freely got to
goln round ln it, an they had to git
up a rescue party so's the rest o' tbe
town could git their mall.—Baltimore
OS* A-raln, oa Acala.
"Very well," said sbe In a buff, "alls over between us. I'U thank you to
return my letters."
"AU right," said he. "I'U send them
to you the first thing ln the morning."
"Oh, there's no killing hurry! Suppose you—er—bring them with yon
when you call tomorrow evening."—
Philadelphia Press.
As Good aa Ber Word.
**I never saw a woman as angry aa
Rhode Flyppe was at Hurry Skymnre,
He took a snap shot of her once when
her bangs were all out of curl. She
said she'd get even with him it It took
her a hundred years."
"I guess sho must have meaat ft
Sbe married him last week/'-Cblcaga
Daughter—But he has become so coif
to me since yesterday 1
Mother—He Is jealous, I think. Yon
know you gave Harry Trottlea four
dances last night
Daughter—Dear mother, you
me ao happy 1—Brooklyn Life.
ah oa.
Tom—So your engagement with May
is broken. I thought she fairly doted
on you.
Dlck-So she did, but ber father wai
a powerful antidote. —St Louis Republic.
A Dlffareaea.
Caller-Is the doctor ln?
New Buttons—Yes, sir.
patient or a gentleman?
Are you ■
I'.'ven   Tiiss.iiiis   The**   Never   Existed
Their Memory Ih C'berllhcd.
"1 wns very much surprised to learn
the other day," snisl n visitor from Burlington, Vt., ut oni' sif tlis.* hotels, "that
Jackson liasi no cotton in hla fortifications diirlug tlio battle of New Orleans,
Whether the younger generation is better advised 1 tini tumble to say. but the
cotton bale legend is believed religiously by middle aged people nil thro lgb
the New England states. They nre pi ond
of it ns u muster example of what might
be called Yankee cunning, nud before
you could shatter their faith in the story
you could persrnde them thnt Washington didn't cross the Delaware nud
that Benedict Arnold wns a high minded
American patriot.
"I attended public school when I wns a
boy at Greenfield, Mass.," continued the
speaker, "and I remember distinctly the
account of the buttle of New Orion ns that
svns given in our 'Intermediate History
of the United States.1 It described the
cotton bale fortifications ns a happy inspiration which cams' to Jackson nt the
Inst moment ns a possible means ot offsetting the immense preponderance of the
British forces. According to the nnrrn-
live the cotton wns piled up In n gigantic
wall, and when the enemy's artillery
opened fire the projectiles bounded back
from its surface like rubber balls thrown
against the side of a house. I remonibei
that the incii'.t'tit tickled us boys immensely. We thought it wns such a good
joke ou the Englishmen, nud years afterward whenever anything would remind
me of the buttle of New Orleans I would
instnntly have n mental vision of a crowd
of astonished artillerymen dodging their
own cannon halls. The small Americnn
loss was attributed solely to this remarkable piece of strategy, and the chapter
was embellished with a full page wood-
•nt, which is as clear to my mind's eye
as if I had seen it yesterday. It represented whnt was evidently Intended to be
one of the fortifications—a solid, square
sided, rectangular wall of bales, with reg
silar apertures for cannon. On one sido
was a line of men dressed like the tradi-
lionul dime novel trapper, each with a
coonskin cap on his bend and a rifle
about nine feet long, and on the other
side was a dense mass of British grenadiers, wearing what looked like bishops'
miters. A number of cannon balls were
seen lying on thc ground outside, where
they hud bounded from the elastic ramparts, nud the grenadiers were plainly
getting the worst of it.
"That picture stands today as the accepted Now- Knglnnd version of the battle, and the mnn who attempted to pluck
out those venerated cotton hales and substitute ordinary Mississippi river mud
would have a disagreeable job on his
hands. I wouldn't like to undertake it"
Individuals*! Who Make Trooble For
the PontoOlce OfflcinU.
Eccentric letter writers move the postoflice employees to profanity and their
Correspondents to mirth and sloubts as to
their sanity. Many people have u mania for putting stumps on envelopes io
unusual prices. What especial p!i*as-
ure they find in this it is difficult lo say,
but they evidently find it, for they display considerable ingenuity iu selecting
stiangfi places on the envelope. The
hat of the envelope, the lower left hand
corner, the middle of the envelope, etc.,
arc sought out by this form of crank.
Then there are the people who persist
in afli-ing the stamp "skew cornered"
and those who have a tnnnia for putting
it on upside down. All these eccentricities cause great annoyance to the
postal clerks. Probably the criminals
who commit the deesls consider that their
stamp juggling shows "individuality."
A person well known to the British
postal authorities always writes the address on the postage stamp. An interview with a mail clerk on a lonely road
would probably not be u pleasant experience fsir this person, hut to the credit of
the service it may be said that these singularly addressed letters have ulways
beeu delivered punctually ami correctly.
Iu St. Louis is a mnn who always
writes his letters in rhyme. Even a note
to the butcher is u "poem." This highly
gifted Individual says that ho can write
verse better than prose; hence his "drop-
plug into poetry. A pedantic young
London doctor is accustomed to write
Ids letters to his intimate friends in
Greek eliai'ticiers. As his circle of ac-
rpiaintaneu is fairly well educated, the
result is not so perplexing as It might
be. A coiton manufacturer of Manchester. England, uses different colored inks
when writing letters, making thu color
appropriate lo the occnsitin. Thus for
business purposes he uses black ink, for
personal aci|iiuintauces led ink, and to
ladles he writes in ink of a delicato violet
hue. Boms people try t*i •"•<■ all the
stamps they can on a letter llu ul of
using one stamp of the required dei. iml-
nation. A letter recently was roccived
from a French crank which had on It 15
slumps to innka up llu* R rents required.
This s'xlraiii'illnary collection consisted
of lea slumps each of 2 centimes value
and live of 1 centime value each.
Dill Anthony's Coolness.
Bill Anthony was one of the best examples thut ciiinc out of thc Spanish war
of the man who can keep his head when
others have lost theirs. His coolly indifferent announcement to Slgsbce that the
Maine was sinking either showed a soul
disciplines! to the coiidiiion of an au-
tomtitou nr u spirit which nothing could
slismny. 1 ones) usked Captain Sigsbee
If the popular version of Anthony's
speech was correct, lie said It was,
hut tluit Anthony did not salute bim, as
•sviih generally told, nor preface bis speech
with. "I lii'g to report, sir." "We bumped into each other in tint dark," Slgsbce
said, "uml if he hud saluted and spoken
with Mint fiinnnlily he would hnve been
thinking of himself uml of making an of-
fi's t and not nf Ills duty. What he really said and d'nl is bet Ier without any of
the nsl'lllurns which came lotor."—Itlch-
srsl Unfiling Davis In Everybody's Mags-
"Womnn has no sense of humor.
"Nn, but she seems to hnve un awful
sense of being humored."
The fight against slavery In the conn-
try was a prolonged one. In 1775 In the
elly ssf Phlladeliililn the first untislsvery
society was orguul.ed.
There arc more beautiful and costly
illustrated trade cntalugiics issued In this
country than lo any other section of the
Legislation for Tls-ir VI elfisre and l's-otee-
tiois Previously Unknown.
Queen Victoria's long roign was
rich in measures devised for the welfare and protection of children, says
a writer in the London Lancet. Until it began practically nothing had
been attempted for their good. Trade
practice was harsh and unscrupulous
without restraint, and public opinion
was ignorant or indifferent. Even
the law was blindly callous in its
rigor, so that we are amazed to find
terrible penalties recorded against
the petty thefts of mere children.
Every measure on the statute book
which is intended to protect the
rights of children has come into being within the Victorian era. Factory children, children employed in
mines, in brick fields, in chimneys,
in agricultural gangs, on canals, on
the high seas, pauper children, street
beggars and hawkers, acrobats, children in pantomimes, criminal children, all found in their Queen a
friend as ready as powerful to help
them. Tho last great act of this series and the crown of her endeavors
on bohalf of suffering childhood was
tho comprehensive measure passed in
1880. It grappled with two evils-
cruelty practiced upon children under
whatever conditions, and the corruption of their morals. So great
an assault upon tho enemies of childhood might well succeed the process
of sap and mine by which the same
foes had been steadily weakened during fifty years. Its success has been
its justification, though not its only
one. There are proofs to show that
tho operation of this act has accomplished much not only for the welfare of children but for the reformation and happiness of their parents
also. It has brought into tho
dreamy indefinite ethics of the late
nineteenth century something of
"grit" and practical resolution. The
national foot has gone down on
abuses in our very homes because
they were scandalous abuses which
no so-called "liberty of the subject"
could excuse.
English Practical Experience as to tho
Amount ltequlred.
A question of every-day interest
to a large number of people in this
city, particularly at this season of
the year, is the quantity of gas required to bo consumed in an ordinary
gas stove to heat a given-sized room.
On this subject The English Journal
of Gas Lighting recently published
some data based on an experience extending over eight or nine years and
covering rooms of every description.
According to this journal, to heat a
room 14 by 14 by 10, requires on
an average not more than 60 cubic
feet per day of twelve hours, or five
cubic feet per hour. This is on the
basis of reasonable care being taken
not to waste tho gas and to light
tho heater only when it is required.
At ten cents per hundred cubic feet,
tho local rate, this represents a cost
of six cents per day. Rooms, of
course, vary in the amount of heat
required to keep them warm, depending on their exposure, the character
of tho walls, amount of glass, etc.
The' most difficult task encountered
during tho author's experience, was
to heat a room 21 feet square and
17 feet 6 inches high, which had
three outside walls and very largo
windows. In this caso an unusual
consumption of 50,000 cubic feet was
Sho Would bo n Lawyer.
In Scotland, where there are no
women lawyers, a woman is suing
the Incorporated Society of Law
Agents, which is the Scotch Dar Association, to compel tho society to
admit her to examination, so that
sho may be entitled to practice as a
full fledged attorney. The society
does not seem to care much whether
she becomes a lawyer or not. In an
answer to her plea, filed with tho
court, it says that tho court had
better decide tho matter. It does
not feel itself called upon either by
duty or interest to maintain that
women might not Im admitted to the
practico of law. Tho society can only
statu that no woman has hitherto
been admitted and that thcro are
certain public offices open to law-
years for which women probably
would not be suited. The court is
likely to grant tho woman's pica.
With liislii, 'i-r.ll'1 (least.
Apropos of tho Mafeking stumps,
with Colonel Baden-Powell's heuil on
them, says The Westminster tlu/.utto,
it lines not seem to have been noticed thut to put tho head of any one
not a niomber of tin; Hsiyal Family
on a postage slump might bu timet rued iu an offense not altogether
unlike high treuHon. Thu rlussiral
precedent is furnished by Canada,
where a certain postmaster onus put
bis own portrait on a stamp. No
sooner did his proceeding come to
thc ears of the authorities than they
administered a Hiivere reprimand und
witliilrew the stump from circulation.
Specimens of it, however, aro still
procurable. Thc stamp is known as
tho "Connell" stamp, and fetches a
good pries* in the auction room.
Corrected Npeniissr.
Herbert Spencer on one ocenslon
had a little argument in which he
got decidedly worsted. Ono day a
small boy happened to be In the
company of tbo philosopher when a
number of crows flew by.
"What an awful lot of crows i" exclaimed tho juvenile.
Thu expression did not please the
grssat writer.
"I have yet to learn, little master," said he severely, "that then)
is anything to inspire awe in a few
"All right, olsl man," wns tho
port reply. "I did not say a lot of
awful crows—1 said an awful lot   of
crows." •	
i 'sieve-, Capturo Bloli Pari
English thieves made a valuable
haul in the Wbltechupel district tho
other day. Furs valued at fft,000
were stolen, among them being tho
raw and dressed skins of bears,
wolves, foxes, jackals, tigers and
Prospectus of tlse Upper ("unnda GssieUe
or A-.sies-ls'.isis Ol-isclsi ou
April IS. 171)3.
On Thursday, April 18, 1793, appeared at Newark, or Niagara, tho
lirst number of the first newspaper
published in Upper Canada. As it
was designed to fill the double roll
of preserving a record of the acts of
Government, while chronicling the
events of tlie continent at, large, it
bore the double title ot The Upper
Canada Gazette, or American Oracle.
It was, as Scaddiug describes it,
a small-sized sheet of folio form, of
about 15 by OJ inches, from ordinary type on a rather coarse Ijut
stout and durable paper, by one
Louis Itoy, a skilled artisan engaged
probably from Lower Canada, where
printing had "Been introduced about
thirtjt years previously. The editor's address to the public in tho
first number is interesting:
"Tho editor of this paper respectfully informs the public that the
flattering prospect which he has of
an extensive sale for his new undertaking has enabled him to augment
the size originally proposed from a
demi-quarto to a folio.
"Tho encouragement he has met
will call forth every exertion he is
muster of, so as to render the paper
useful, entortaining and instructive.
He will be very happy in being favored with such communications us
may contribute to the information of
thc public from those who shall be
disposed to assist him, and ln particular shall be highly flattered in
becoming the vehicle of intelligence
in this growing province of whatever
may tend to its internal benefit and
common advantage. In order to
preserve the veracity of his paper,
which will be the first object of his
intention, it will be requisite that
ail transactions of a domestic nature, such as deaths, marriages, etc.,
be communicated under real signatures. |
"The price of this Gazette will be
three dollars per annum. All advertisements inserted in it, and not
exceeding twelve lines, will pay is,
Quebec currency, and for every additional line a proportionate price.
Orders for letter-press printing will
be executed with neatness, despatch
and attention, and on the most reasonable terms."
An advertisement which appears in
this initial number is also worth
quoting. It announces that a brewery is about to be established, with
the sanction of Governor Simcoe:
"Notice is hereby given that there
will be a brewery erected here this
summer, under the sanction of His
Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor,
nnd encouraged by some of the principal gentlemen of this place, and
whosoever will sow barley and cultivate their land so that it will produce
grain of a good quality, they may
be certain of a market in the fall at
ono dollar a bushel on delivery.—W.
Het, Niagara.  18th April, 1793."
Plea For tho Cultivation of International
The current number of the McMas-
ter University Monthly contains an
interesting letter written by an Australian girl in Vienna to a Canadian
girl in Woodstock, und the editor of
the magazine makes tho letter tbe
basis of o. suggestion for an extended international correspondence on
the part of the young people of thu
respective countries. Uo points out
that thc Review of Reviews long ago
inaugurated and has now in successful operation such a system, as a result of which no fewer than 8,000
persons, chiefly pupils at school,
carry on a correspondence with as
many young friends in France and
Germany. Not many Canadians appear to havo availed themselves of
tho opportunity afforded, and the
editor of McMastcr's strongly advises that they should do so, and
thus find an interesting and pleasant means of perfecting themselves
in a foreign tongue. No fee is
required. All that is necessary is to
send one's name, age and addrs*ss to
the Secretary for Languages, He-view
of Roviuws, London, England. Thu
suggestion Is an interesting one. Correspondence between two intelligent
young peoplo of different nationalities could hardly fail to broaden and
elevate the views of each of llicm.
Tbo Census Man Again.
The Rev. Dr. Morison, pastor of
St. David's Church, tells a rut ber
amusing Incident of tho census Inker's plan for deciding his nationality.
On calling upon Ihu reverend genii*
man for his   census, tbe enumerator
asked him the usual question us to
nationality, ilnd thc prompt reply
was "1 am a Canadian." This fairly
stnggered the official. Ho had evidently never heard of such a nationality, bul, nothing daunted, he inquired what nationality Ur. Mori-
son's father was. Tho answer was
"Then you're Scotch," triumphantly announced thc enumerator.
"But my mother was English, and
she surely counts us much us my fa-
thcru in settling so momentous a
Dut the census taker was not to
be moved. And so Dr. Morison Is,
officially at least, a Scotchman. —
St. John Telegraph.
Won Wltliosst Trrlnc.
A traveling circus recently paid a
visit to a Lancashire town, and, as
an attraction, olTered u prize to tho
man who could as tha natives term
it, "pull th' ugliest mug." Tho rules
laid down weru that MCh person
should have three tries, Csmseqticnt-
ly competition ran high, Borne of the
contortions being terrible to behold.
After ull had done their level bust
to win the prize the clown who acted us judge for tlie competitors coolly confronted a mnn sitting among
the audience, who was notod for his
ugliness, and said:
"Tiia's won th' prize, owd mon."
"Me!" said thc astonlsliud Individual;  "whu, aw,  wsirn't try' for't."
"Tint's niiti nei-il to try: tha's woa
it •vl'out."—Tlt-Illta.
Ex-Governor Roger YVoleott of Massachusetts nud bis wife have returned
to their home In Boston after a six
mouths' trip to Europe.
Thirty years of hard work and the
expenditure of $3"*>,000 have enabled
Count von Zeppelin to construct an airship that can be navigated successfully.
King Oscar of Sweden Is the tallest
reigning monarch, lie is a little over
six feet, which Is something less than
the height of the crown prince of
(J recce.
A recent photograph of Lieutenant
Richmond I\ Ilobsou makes blm look
like n preacher, lie has n smooth face
and Is wearing n long black coat, a
black tie and u silk hat.
The I'rince of Wales, whose doctor
ordered him to give up tobacco almi't
a year ago. Is now free to smoke once
more aud said the other day thnt be got
from his cigar ull tbe pleasure he bad
when he smoked his lirst one ns a boy.
Prince Tlloka, the 15-year-old sou of
the klug of Slam who bus been stuily-
lug at tbe Charterhouse school in Loudon, hns been recalled to Slum, much
to his regret, for lie has grown to be
very fond of the country and its people.
Queen Victoria has given her permission to Sir William MacConimc to nc-
cept aud wear tlie Kaiser Wilbelm
commemoration mes.al bestowed upon
liim by the German emperor In recognition of services rendered iu the war of
Alvarez Calsleron. the new Peruvian
minister at Washington, has ptneed
two nf his sons nnd two nephews as
stiislelits at the Maryland Agricultural
college nt llynttsvillc. Tbey ure to
take the regular course lu agriculture
uud mechanics.
A Spanish paper snys thnt two descendants of Columbus, Mnn nel nnd
Marin Colombo, brother and sister, are
at present inmates uf the Asylum For
the Iliitiieless. In the city of Cadiz. It
Is said that iloeunieiits in their possession luenntestiibly prove their descent
The sleuth of Levi McLaughlin, n sit
i7.cn of Wichita. Kan., brings out a
story of his remarkable fondaest* fur
children. He hail 12 of bis ov.-ti. of
whom 1! nre uow living, but at differ
ent times he adopted n round dozen
more, ini'liisliiig I've orphans of one
Frederick Lay ton, the Milwaukee
mllllonalre nnd pioneer who recently
retired from active business, enme
from England la Wisconsin In 1 f-*-tr».
The Lnytiin Art gallery, wills It he gave
Milwaukee, cost $37*1000 ami contains
one of tbe best collections of pictures
In the middle west.
George Dolby, who was Charles Dick*
ens' secretary ami malinger during tbe
last reading tour iu the Lulled Slates,
died recently In the alcoholic ward of n
l.niiiliiii hospital. Drink lind masle him
s tramp. Ile wrote n book of reinhils
cences of Dickens with the title- "The
Chief as I Knew Him."  Ills sister was
the   once    fa mens    English    con 11 alio
Mine. SaiiiKui linlliy.
Constant Coipielln lias arranged a
lOltery for the benetit of the actors of
the French stupe, ami it Is expected
lhat they will profit greatly by It. More
thuu a nilllltiu chances at n franc each
are to be sold throughout France.
Ellen Terry's daughter, who wns on
the stage awhile lu the Irving company
and who retired avowedly io become a
designer of stage s'listtiiues, bus really
gone Into that business. Several recent
plays ln Loudon have been clothed by
The Unlied States Is a nation numbering TO.oui'.OlH' people.
The Unlied Kingdiiiil of Great Britain and Ireland numbers about U8.0U0,-
000, Just half as many.
France numbers Just about half as
many also.
The German empire, not counting Us
African colonies, numbers about -IT,-
000.000 people, less itill 11 Iwu-thlrils nt
our population.
Austria .Hungary lias nearly 4!i.<MM),.
000 Inliabllalils. only 4.uln>.liU0 more
than half our eblllll,
Russia pri'pi'r. including the non*
Uiisslaii people nl Asia Unit are under
her ling, lias a population uf nboiii "stl,*
oiiu.ihhi. iti.sKiti.iH!ii. more than thut nf
the Dlllled States
Bill our population Is growing st the
iijle t«r  I.'1.111111.11(10 every ten years, so
,  Mull   the   American   babies  of   today,
i*. In n ihey arrive in adult age, will sea
un   A mi iii an  nation numbering lu.,-
.IIIU.l'SJII   |is s,|,||...	
l*T«c«lco Hakes  Perfect.
A boy ot 12, dining at his uncle's, made
such a good dinner that his aunt observed:
"Johnny, yon appear to eat well."
"Yes, aunty," replied the urchin; "I've
been practicing eating all my life."—Tit-
The avenue was extremely gay yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Corydon Wndburner
met ln front of tbe Ash do Cash club
and spoke. Mrs. Wndburner wore pearl
Miss de Munn and Miss Beryl do
Munn were visiting the commercial
agencies, Inquiring ns to the debts of
his grace the Duke of Chesplaster.
The Misses do Munn wore all their
Mrs. Lovelace-Lovelace exercised her
dog. Both were ln half mourning for
Mr. Lovelace-Lovelace.—Detroit Journal.
F.snlirsrrn.sslis a>.
Spanish plays nre to be adapted for
use In America.
Harry Lacy may revive "The Still
Alarm" this season,
Over $10(1.000 lias been subscribed fnr
a popular I htm ter In Paris, nnd compa
i:les ure now being engaged.
'"Marcelle." IUauche Walsh's new
play, has some novel effects, incliid ng
ii ship scene and nu explosion.
Thomas Jefferson, ihs* son of Joseph
Jefferson, is having much success in
"Itlp Van Winkle" und Is drawing t.ver
Mowing audiences ewryw here.
Stanislaus Slange has decided tn ea'l
his newly  made dramatization of the
latest novel by the author of "Qno Va
dis," "'Twlxt Cross ami Sword."
Mine. Rejane, like most great geniuses, hns her Idiosyncrasies, No ariisi
Is said to be so scrupulous ns to tin' lit
am) absolute accuracy of the designs uf
her dresses.
Nearsighted  Conductor—Two?—New
York Evening Journal.
"I hopes you'll 'scuse me fob nxln
sny question slat soun's pus'nnl." said
Miss Miami BrOT*f-, "but I would like
to know wbnt makes ytiu wnlk so kind
o' loose In do J'lntsV"
"It's my musical disposition," was
the reply. "Dey runs de hands so close
together ln a pnhccsslon dut you's II-
'bio to be llxtcnln to a quickstep nn a
slowstep bof to once, nn tryln to keep
step to 'em simultaneous kind o' results
In inakln your ankles limber,"—Washington Star.
The I'linlslrm.
The landlady was helping her ?10
per week flock lo sausage.
"I hear thnt ynu nre an Odd Fellow,
Mr. Dunks," she said, pausing In her
"Proud to say that I am," responded
the new boarder.
"Ah, then I shall Just give yon three
And ns his table mates received from
four to six links the new bonnier knew
that be bad spoken unwisely.—Chicago
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Mra, Gothtiui—-Ok, yea; tike seems to
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I'liii-ia*-— Yes; he's a brain specialist.
The Brooklyn lady wns showing her
Utile nieee through tho art gallery.
•■Oil, look, auntie, at the woman without nny arms!"
'■yen, dearie, that is an ancient god-
"1 sliiln't know they bad trolley cars
|a those slays, auntie!"
She—You !«y you love the girl?"
"And what does she soy?"
"She asks me to learn to forget her."
■ Well, that's easy."
"Oh, no, it's not!"
"All you have to do is to marry her."
Church—I understand the jury «tood
11 to I in hivor of acquittal at first.
Goi twin—That's right.   We did.
"Wull, how in tbe world did the 11
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The girl Bt the stationery counter wai
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"What did he say to that?"
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Worn dear then, but now, ns my
v Ifft,
eiuirse you're somewhat ni'tirer
ni paying your bills, on my Ills
s«s.|ir you get dearer end dearar
•Vis' lsive laiigliN nt locksmiths i»
beyond all unils'rsiiiinliiig. There
l**n'i anything a little bit funny
about   tin-  nvernge  locksmith.
Twenty lullllon   qoplei of "Hymns,
Ancient nud Modern" have 4»i'i*n solsl
Sore Lungs
mean weakened lungs—all
caused by a cold and cough.
Weak lungs sooner or later
mean consumption.
will heal and strengthen the
lungs, cure cold and stop thc
Mr.  Jottnson, Msnsrcr C. Dsnlels * Crs,.
Klii* Si. Store, Turontn, ssym   " We ss-11 l"'i
of Mill.,Is snd we ir, lis issi  It, 100.    I lisil s
•s-vrre sttsscs of i'iit*iimsinls wills h ls*(l nn
with sors Isisif i mui s bad csiukIi. Kliil"li coin,
plelrly cursd me.    brslinh Is all rifht.
Shiloh's Consumption Osiris Is s.sM 1st all
"'■•-fists In Oaiisisls, nod Unlts-sl Mimas s>l
Me. -to, • 1.00 is bi.ltls. In Gross* Ili-IUIn
_« >s. tit., 9s. 1,1., i„„| 4*. (Ill A lirlntnsl
■ 'is,riirst«so irons with e-sjry lioltlss, If yoll
_"• not s-twn-,1 go to vour ilrii*-|-lss tsnil
■«■• •"•ur mon*)' Imek.
Write for lllsistrste' book oo ("omiimpilon. Seal
-Ulsimt cost to suss.   S. 0. Wslls A Co., Toronto.
Causes Mr. C. H. Wilcox Years of
Great Suffering.
IsiJuresJHIsSpiiso While Lift Ins;, and the
Doctors Told Him He Would Noser
Folly Recover — Hut He U ouce Moie
I"ss ,• I'i-,,a, ll,,. Trouble.
From the Drockville Recorder.
In the western section of Leeds
county there is no man better known
that Mr. Chas. H. Wilcox. He has resided in the v'cinity of Mcintosh
Mills for years, and during much of
the time has conducted a very successful saw-milling business. All of
Mr. Wilcox's neighbors know that he
was a great sufferer for years from a
lame back, and most of them know
that this atlliction has now happily
passed away. Mr. Wilcox says he
owes this happy release from pain to
Dr. Williams' i'ink -'ills, and those
who know him will not for an instant question the sincerity of his
statement. He gives the story of his
suffering and subsequent cure in the
following statement.—" One day
while working in tho mill, and engaged in lifting lumber I had the
misfortune to severely wrench my
back. I was so badly injured that I
had to be carried home, and for six
months I was practically unable to
move, and suffered great torture. The
doctor told me that I had injured my
spine and that I would never fully
recover from its effects. At last I
was able to go about again, but was
far from being the man I had been
before. For years I suffered almost
continually from pains in thc back,
and was unable to lift any heavy
weight. At times tlie pain was so
bud that 1 was unable to work at
all, and I won often confined to ths'
house for days at a time. 1 luring
this time I was treated by four different doctors, but their treat ment
did not seem to do me any gssosl.
They told me that owing to the injury to my spine my back would pl-
wnys be weak. .Seeing that the doctors were unable to help me, and
having read of the many cures resulting from the use of Dr. Williams'
I-ink Pills, I decided to give them a
trial, and procured a supply, Very
soon I could see that they were relieving mo a little, and this encouraged me to continue their use. In all
I took about ten boxes, and when
they were finished my back wus as
strung as ever. The pains that had
racked my body for so many years
bail entirely disuppi'sired, my back
felt as strong as before tho injury.
It is now two years since I discon-
tiniis-d the "so of the pills nnd in all
that time I have not hnd nn ache or
pain,so that I may safely say that
my cure is permanent. I would advise all similar sufferers to try l>r.
Williams' I'ink 1'ills, for knowing
whut they have dono for me, I am
oonfldent that they cannot bo less
successful  in other cases."
These pUlS are sold by all stealers
in medicine, or may bo had by mail
at .rs0 cents a box or six boxet for
J.::."ill. by athlressing tho Ur. Williams' Medicine company. Ilrockville.
Ont. Do not take any substitute or
nny other remedy alleged to be "just
as gosid."
Out of every 1,000.000 letters thnt
puss through the postofflce, only 20
go astray.   .
There are nine kilts*d  bat till ions  in
the British army.
Ait for Minari's ant late bo otter.
The world's press is stated    to include .'17,000 newspapers.
Thirty-fivo words a minute  is ron-
slilers'd rnpiil writing.
The average gas jet consumes   five
feet of gas per hour.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
1st loes.1 siipllssstInns, rs* they cannot ressrh th!
slLis-nsed portion of the r»r. Thers Is only on!
w»y to cure di-afiiMs*, snd thnt ts liy constitutional remedlei Ds-ainosss Is ranss.il by an In-
flsmed eundlllsin of the smirsitis Union "' tha
K.iislai'hlnii tab*. When this tube nets liiflam*
rd you havo a rumbling sound or liuperlert
lirsrlng, and when It Is eutlrs'ly cloao'i di't»fns*t»
Is tha result, and unless the Inflamiiintl'iii can
Im* Inkers mil and thla tuts! riwlos*«>d to III normal condition, bearing will be deitroyeil forever!, nine easi'S out of ten are onuses! by s*v
tiiirh, wbli'li is nisllittiK Wtl an lnft.imed oon-
dltlnn of the mucnus surfaces.
Wi will five Unsi Hundred Pollsta for any
s'BMof Hvisfni-M li-auietl hy rsstarrh) that can
not l.e curest Isy Hall's I'atsrrls Cur*. Hi-nd fur
•irculars. fr.e. . ^^ fc ^   ^ Q
Hold by I.ruimlst". IM
Ur.ll s Ksiullj "-"Ills srn the best.
Tltero are   over 0,000 brass bauds
iu  the Salvation tinny.
There nro     I.14    different,   religious
sects in the Unitiii Blatee,
Tho l'ope ran speak Engl tali, tier-
man nnd French perfectly.
RitsT' eolsls tin* s*n*lly onrril by tho use
of Blokll'l Antl-tVinsuni|itl-i* Syrup, ti und.
ieme sif extraordinary petieli iitinif ntld hell-
ing ptopsTtlcs. It Iss isi'knewleslged hy thissso
whu hnve urseil il iih Iscing Hi" liosl medicine
s-sild fsir coughs, colds, itifliitnniiitlon of ih*
luBgl, nnsi nil ntTsctlotis sif this llirmit nnd
oh It, It- Hgrt uliloiiosB tss the tunt.- makciri It
a favorite with Imi>•■-■■ nnd children.
■oir II "•""*•■ Bosr*».       ,
Froghlelgh—Prny, how did you iber°Dsa»
Ossllls'd Mnn—In my youth I wn* nlco
and unit like you. When I grew up mid
reiill/eil whut ii cruel world this li, I b«-
emtio hiitdeiied.—Ohio Suite Journal.
*s*SM7   «o  "Slrln_."
Nell—I never knew n girl *o ■mccptlbl*
to  llnttery  nss  Minnie.
Ilelli-~-That's right. Jack told her ihe
was nn nngel, nnd ihe wont right off
■ nd began taking lononi ou the harp.—
rhllnlelpliln Itccord.
Fssrget tho pi'i'iilini-ii ie*i of your
frii'iuls, anil only retnemlss'r the gsiotl
point! which make you fond of thorn.
A Sundridge  !'armer"_Closely Confined in'His Own House.
Keneutly Llbertttesl, He Ilisstcns to Write
*_ ass Open   I.i-IIit, Tstlllng of His   Wars
of Allss-ry, and His Mlrsic silo sis Rs-lense
Sundridgo, Ont., April 29.—(Special).-A case of prolonged torture has
Just come to light in Strong Township, a few miles from here.
I seems hard that an honest man
should be kept a prisoner in his own
homo for over four years, and yet,
that is just what happened to Mr.
Wm. Doey, of Lot 19, Concession J.3,
Township of Strong. His family and
friends all tried to secure his release,
but in vain.
"For four years I suffered excruciating torture, during which time I
was scarcely free from pain.
"The trouble commenced in my
back, where it often remained stationary for months, and so intense
was the pain that I could not lie
down to take rest, but had to sit
night and duy in a chair. The pain
would then remove to other parts of
my body, and when in my knees, I
was unable to walk, and confined
constantly to my room.
"I was treated for Itheumatism by
several doctors, and also tried many
medicines without receiving any benefit. Almost in despair, I feared
would never again experience tho
of being free from pain.
" A short time ago my attention
was directed to some remarkable
cures of rheumatism by Dodd's Kidney 1'ills, records*! in the public
prints. 1 procured a box, and soon
found that they were doing me good,
I continued, and very soon I was a
new man, and entirely bve from pain.
"1 have continued so for over mx
months, being able to attend to my
daily duties nn ihe farm, and fouling
able for any kind of work.
"I verily believe this change, this
remarkable cure, has been effected by
the use of Dodd's Kidney I'ills, and I
think il my duty to make Hits statement public, for tho benefit of anyone atilictesl as I was."
This is the statement which Mr.
Doi*y maks'S over his own signature,
and one cannot help being stru'.k by
its sincerity. F.veryone in this neighborhood knows that Mr. Doey v as a
cripple for years, and his miraculous
restoration to health has cntissnl a
great deal of talk in nnd around Sun-
drislge. Dodd's Kidney Fills are having a very large sale here.
A beautiful woman need- no letter
sif  introduction.
The   longer  a  man   is  married   the
less  bis wife expects  of  him.
Keep HIARD'S UNsMST to He Mse.
A  woiiinn  doesn't have to  be good
looking in order to look gosid.
The Wisdom    of a   fool   i.s always
■plCUOUl by its absence.
There never —ns, and never will be. •
universal punucea, iu ono rem dy, for all tils
to which fli all is hoir—the very nature of
many curatives being luch that were tlie
germi of other and differently seated diseases rooted in the system of tho pntient—
whut would luliuve one ill in turn wuuld un-
gruvaUi tho oth«r. Wo have, howover, in
Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,
unadulterated »t«te, a remedy for many and
grievous ills. By Its graduul and judicious
use tho frailest lyateuis nre led Into convn-
lesconco and strength by the influence which
Quinine exerts on naturo's own restorative-*.
It relieves the drooping spirits of those with
whom s chronic ibito of morbid despondency and lack of tntcro-t in life is a disoHgsi,
and, by trnnquilislng tho BstsTTW, disposes to
sound snd refreshing sleep—Imparts vigor
tsi tho action of tho blood, which, being
stimulated, courses throughout tho veins,
ktri'iigtncning the heathy animal functions
of tho system, thereby making activity a
neeesruiry result, strengthening tlio frame,
nnd giving lifu to tho digs'stivoorgans, which
naturally demand incrensscd substance—result, improved appetite. Nsirthrsip A Lyman,
of Toronto hnve given to the public their
■ulterior Quinine Winn nt the ununl rate, and,
gauged by tho opinion of scientists, this
wine approaches nearest perfection of any In
tho market.   All druggists soil It.
LOTS in a cottage is all very well
us long as the flour barrel issi t s*mp-
Mini may resptirs* but little here DO
low but when he dies li.* is it|il 10
gs*l   a bit.
Infinite toll WOUld not enable you
tn gweep uway a mist, but Isy as-
ocndlng a Utile yssu may tsften look
nvi*r it. altogether, So it is with our
moral iiiiprovs'iiieiit ; ws* wreHtle
lis'iTs'ly with u vicisius habit, which
have tin hold tipsin us if we asi-ellilesl
Into   a   higher   moral     atmosphere. -
It. is said that M7 different
tinges are spoken  in  Kurope.
Tho great demand fur a pls*nsnnt, safe and
reliable antidote for all nHsvtlulia s.f lira
lliroat nnd lun«s ia fully moi with in Blrklcil
Anil-Oonitiinpttvis Syrup. It Is n pur* y
Vegetable l's)in|KHiud, and acts promptly
nnd magically In sul.ilulng all esitighs, colds,
brcnchiiii, inflammation sif the lungs, etc.
lt is so palatable lhat is child will not reluso
it, and Is imt ut a price tluit will not oxcludsi
the poor from Its Uinellts.
BilissT P-aronmii-l-o yon think you
ran boss a gang of men?
Mr. Dctr-1 think ao. I'vo bed my
own way during 30 years of married
life.—OUlo Statu Journal.	
Then? Is no law to prevent a woiiinn
from planting herself In front of a milliner's show window and wishing shl
had a bimk account of her own.—Chi
tutu Now a
A bee does net weigh ths one-hundredth part of mi iiiiiu'i'
TTliy  He   Ia   AlvsnjH   Tired  and   De-
preaaed (n tlie Mornlnn:.
Few ps-rule realize wlvat an important
organ the nose is. It Is the first of the
organs of respiration, and unless its
functions are well performed the whole
breathing process is deranged. The nostrils are not open cavities with smooth
walls through which the air passes in and
out, as it would through a rubber tube.
They are divided into several compartments by bony projections covered with
mucous membrane, and the volume of air
in entering is broken up into several
streams, so thnt ull of it comes in contact
with the lining membrane.
This warm und moist membrane catches the dust and other impurities and
warms the nir so thnt it will slo no harm
when coming in contact with the more
delicate membrane In the bronchial tubes
and lungs.
When the nose Is stopped up from nny
cause, one must breathe through tin*
mouth, und If this is continued for any
length of time the general health will in-
evitubly suffer.
The mouth itself suffers first. The mucous membrane lsises iis moisture and becomes inflamed. The nir is neither warmed nor purified, anil It Irritates the lining
membrane of the air passages all the way
down to tin* Itinirs, so tbnt n condition sif
ilugglsh Inflammation is excited,
But the general effects are mote serioai
than the local. One- who is a moittli
breather never gets enough nir. During
the day he suffers U'ss in this respect, for
the nerve centers are more active and
force the respiratory muscles to net more
energetically, but nt nl^tit this vlgllnoce
is relaxed, the amount of inspired air i.<
greatly reduced and all the tissues suffer
for waut of oxygen. For this reason lhe
mouth breather always feels tired am!
out of sorts in the morning.
The miud suffers ns well as the body.
and mouth breotliins children ate almost
always backward in their studies.
The QUesdflU of the cause of moittli
breathlui;, or rather of nnsal obstructions
on which tbe mouth breathing depends,
must be reserved for another article. As
n rule, it is easily found on examination
by tbe physician nnd can be removed
without dlfilculty. What we would insisl
Upon here is tbe absolute necessity of iis
early removal.
A child who always breathes with opep
month nmi whose voice has n n.".*-!i!
twang should he examined nnd treated
nt tha earliest possible moment, for the
longer the trouble exists the worse it i-
for the child mentally, morally nnd phys
ically.—Youth's Companion.
I   i ' ■""
What the Sta-re Fnvorltra of a Ceis-
tnry Ago "Were raid.
What were the favorite actors of i
century ago paid? In 1801 there was?
only one theater of consequence in New
York city, the Park theater, whish wns
located on Park row near Beekman
street, iii the vicinity of wbat is now tin
entrance to Brooklyn bridge.
The Park theater then had n stock
company of _*i members, and. if bis
torians of tbnt slay are to be relied upon,
performances of a very high grade ol
merit wen; given. These performances'
attracted all tbe fashionable world "'
that day. Here an* the tiami'S of the
players and their salaries:
Mr. BosdgUoaM .... HS9   Mrs. Ilodekinion ... 180
Mr. s* ussps-r 	
.   If'
M. Inss.th   ....
.   ?5
Mr.  Its;;.mi 	
•   Sj
.   2J
Mr. Jiflsrsoo 	
. ii
Ss-snissur  ....
.   U
Mr. Mai-tin 	
.   2i
K.  WcttrSf..
. u
Mr. T)lcr 	
.   !5
. 11
Mr.  Fox 	
.   18
. 11
Mr.  llsl!.in, Jr....
.   IS
A.  firctt	
.   14
Mr.  Bag| 	
.   li
.   ID
Mr. Perkins 	
.   12
.   10
Mr. Lee 	
Mr. rk-vmour 	
.   12
V.ssur Sturkwoll .
What would the matinee idsils and
popular comedian! of today think of such
conpensation for their labors*/
Jnhu Ilodgkinson. who was one of the
first Is-sss'es of the Park theater, which
wns opened on Jan. 2tt, 1708, had been
a member of the John Street theater
stock company. Ho wn9 bom In Manchester, England, in 17«>7. Ilodgkinson
appeared with success in lOugland before
he enme to this country. Low conii'tly
was his forte, but he was a remarkably
versntile actor and grent favorite. Ire
land says:
"lie played tragedy, gs'nteel nnd light
comedy, opera nnd panlotnine with al
most s's|iial ability, nud his desiro tn
monopolise the heroes in almost every
department caused many and bitter quarrels ".villi his professional brethren."
Mrs. Hodgkinsou, who was formerly
Miss Brett of the I'.iith (1'ngliiml) theater, wus the si.nii.-hiit of u linger nt
I'ovent Harden. Shu was a ssiubrelle
iitnl, accorillng to Ireland, "nu excellent
aud versatile uctresi."—I'xchtinge.
Royal Treasure and Tranh.
Probably tho questest SgiregBtlOQ of
treasure aud trash is in tlie shah's palace in Teheran, IVnsin. Here, in the gal-
ht) sif art, side by side, are hung a picture issuesi b," thread maunfsrtur*an
.vims!* trademark has gone nil uter the
world ami a benutliul painting by n well
known Italian artist, the gift of n mv-
ercign. On a sideboard In tin* peacock
ihroneroore ure ixhlbltcd u sisi7.cu nickel
plated knives, forks nmi spoons. In this
room, sin the right of the fnmoits pen
cock throne, which was rained b.T the
laie Mr Menard Burton nt (^.000,000,
stands n splendidly carved mahogany table, On the table ropnsi*s. with an nir of
siris'titnl elegances nn empty cognac bottle. No one knows whnt the bssttle menus
or who put It there—thut is, no one but
the shah, nnd no one is asking him
about It.
The Minister's  Answer.
A certain editor who went on n vocation left a minister in chnrgc of his pn-
per. A slay or two later a letter from
"a wnyback" subscriber enme wblcb
read: "Vou know well 1 paid my subscription the last time I was In youi
town. If I gal any more such letters, I
will come dowu und maul hell out of
Tho minister nnswered, "I hnve been
IryltiK to tins nl tbnt thing nut ot the editor for ten years, nnd If you renlly
come down und maul It ont of him then,
my dear sir, I hnve 1(0 members of my
church you can operate on."—1'xchungB.
The Mr.In Point.
Wife—I   hnve  been  shopping  nil  rtav
uml saw nothing that I really wanted.
Husband (anxiously..—What did you get
that you didn't wnnt?
Wuter In n shallow pnn In n sheltered
plnco   will   free/r  even   when   tbe   ther-
mometet is abort tht freezing point.
This Is due to the rapid loss of licut of
the ssith ufier nightfall
aJMxfatduU i!tt*%F a*s4, diwft
A nm elisiira.     Ht> sjeeeptlon. *trs i
speak issstlslii^ lmt the truth.    Vou can
—   - _ - -- Iset a full Rlza dsjcaratesl Iiiniier ami Tea
(I'JO rli*s-,"s) sntl 12 Silver PUitiil knives., 1» Fork*, 12 Tea Spswiu and 12 Talslo
Bimoru. 1 ir ssslllnl* our rrnneslieis.   Our nsBSSSS re j.ntatlon in lor ssiuiire anil hssniut L   ______
rVtillrii". an,I wewill |sronrait. Every hnnent jvasoi, who sells only 8 Isoxsj of our New Llfo Pink HllisI
griiti.1 rcmesty for sit tapirs und wsaik ooivllUonfl of I'm Mood, Iinii,,-i'stl„n, Bts—ssnh Trotshto, Cuustloiurm
wvakiifu asi.l ni>ri's™sdl«"T.ler»-arent's* lux-stive—a pransl tonl* tsii'l Hiss bulkier! will |M_M BSnSS
oinsisTssr of stianslssnnielv deeorate.1 nm Jilcse IMnner au-i Ts-a Set unsl 4S T-i,,<..-- sifsilverw.sro with ■ iS.Vstl
Til Sliver ns-M Buttsa- sjlUo. Supir Slicll, .Viiiili) s-'ork and Halt slid I'eujjer .Set, wulsA wu (;! vo si__aitely
nC««i|%rs'nsi  •  Pas"'    Orfsir»o^ayira'Twn«enilTOlsbyina,l.renthmat*!Se^ tTheso are orsr fsnilsi*
If too s-tsninly with tlis offer, ss- send to overronsi tni  « __3*__?S •;" < "« s.!venl«*»s~,l. On*. Kulve,. U"|_BlT|
I'ihleSl^.iiss'l'lTcaSioonsanslIOOnleredes-o.-ateAll^ -ill 1,„gvsns al„.,l„tely ftee.   W., srss sreiubls
iu. em ansl r.mrn.slee the dl.hsl atW&Wnnm SfefifetJiWl '"*''"-"•_■■'''" «ur H-Sliito every l,„u,»
hold sis-»roisdvsirU_Ui«lttl__»wisy. Wilts) stlottco.   MiW LUsB ULKLUY CO., Box Toronto, OnU
It Wasn't the PnrHulnR Bullets Tbnt
Worried I! I in.
Winston Spencer Churchill, who wns
wnr correspondent ihiriug the campaign
in Africa. Says that once, in the interests of the I.omlon Post, he promised to
follow the scouts for a day. Tbe English hail made n rapid advance into the
heart of the Boer position, disturbing
and alarniiui' *heii- adversaries, wbo attempted io outflank the outflanking cavalry, aud rode into tbe open to make for
a white stone kopje on the British right.
An English sublier rode up to his general.
"Sir," he asked, "may we cut them
off?   I think we can just do it."
The scouts pricked up their ears. The
general reflected
"All right," he said.   "You may try."
It was a race from the beginning.
They reached the kopje to find a squad
of Boers there before them.
"Too late!" said the British leader
steadily. "Back to the other kopje! Gallop!"
"Then," says Mr. Churchill, "the musketry crashed out, and the swish and whir
of bullets filled the air. I dismounted.
Now I put my foot into the stirrup. The
horse, terrified at the firing, plunged
wildly. The saddle turned, and the animal broke nway.
"Most of the scouts were already 200
yards off. I was alone, ou foot, at the
closest range, a mile from cover of any
kind. I turnod and ran for my life from
the Boer marksmen, and 1 thought as I
ran, 'Here at last I tnke it'
"Suddenly as I flesl I saw a scout. Ile
came from the left across my track, a
tall man on a pale horse. 'Give me a
stirrup!' I shouted.
"To my surprise he stopped at once.
" 'Yes,' he snid shortly.
"ln a moment I found myself behind
him on the saddle. Then we rode. I put
my arms about him to catch n grip of the
mane. My hnnd dabbled in blood. The
i.orse was hard hit; but, like n gallant
benst, he extended himself nobly. The
pursuing bullets piped aud whistled overhead, but the range was growing longer.
" 'Don't be frightened,' s.iid my rescuer. 'They won't hit you.' Then he
groaned. 'My poor horse! Oh, my poor
horse! Shot with an explosive bullet!
Oh, my poor horse'.'
" 'Never mind,1 said; 'you have saved
my life.'
" 'Ah,' he rejoined, 'but it's the horse
I'm thinking ubout!'
"That was the whole of our conversa
" SSaalfeatatlona of Gray Hatter.
"Am- I   as  intelligent  as your other
young man, Dolly V"
"Well, you quote more poetry than he
does, but I think he beats you on neckties."—Chicago Bccord.
There aro 150 square miles of
streets in London. Each square mile
averages 12 streets and each street
100 houses.
True   greatness   cons'sts    in being
great in little things.—Johnson.
lie that defcr-i his cluirity until In'
is ds'tisl is, if a mini weighs it righi-
ruther liberal of another man's goods
than his mvn.—Bacon.
Forget all personal quarrels or histories you may have heard by aa i-
ilent, and which if repeated, would
seem a thousand    timet    WOftl than
they  are.
S0Z0D0NT for the TEETH 25c
The troutsi« wiiit too many young
men  is Unit they  try  to  le.id u s*2G
s'xisieiiii! sin a s'.» tulary,
a perfect liquid dentifrice for the
Teeth and Mouth
New SiteS0Z0D0NTLIQUID, 25c   APfi
S0Z0D0NTTOOTH POWDER, 25c    M •!*»
Large LIQUID and POWDER, 75c   fig if
At all Stores, or b7 Mall for the prloe.
The old mad loves her parrot,
The old mad loves her parrot,/
No doubt, because ho can
Make her believe she's married—
lie swears,so like a man.
Darwin    says an    acre of pasture
land contains 26.000 worms.
Never  shod  tears  over  spilt   milk.
There is enough water lost at it is.
The rooster makes two-thirds of
the noise, but the hen does all the
establish!*]. lOyiisrft trial. A homo Industry.
Kncouiage lt. BEWABB of American Paps.'!
Felting, tvhich crach.i in our climate,  for saio
[ilea ail I te-s'. illKiIlia.il :s;i;i y to
W. G. FONSECA, (Sole Agent.)
CC-, Main Street, WINNIPEG
Issusr of .11 srrlage Licenses
.-_C*K-£TSrTS Vsr-f-JSTTElD.
We are In need of n tern rtltable ".gent*
irnughout Ihoconn'ry to handle out
(lucid prosit and quick aisle.-.   For porticu.
- nsisli-e m
ii;  IKQANnmCB***! C-AS LAMP   Co..
813 "ii-slu -St., vs Innlpag,
. Supplies f.ir all in»kesof sewing machines
; •_•*! l'orti t*..i,vs..        SEWIHQ MACHIN. CO.
Brass Band
Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, —to.
l.ssws-si prirtis s~tt quoted. Kins- s-atalogu*
i>*> ■ Illustrations nibilesl froe. Write ns for an-f
thine 111 "sisss.lt) or Musl.nl lnMriiiimisU.
Whaley Eoyce ft Co., •^fiig&'B*,
SIX OILS,--Bit niiitit osiiicliinlvo tcstL
moiiy, tepttttdly laid before tht pnttUo in
the s'siliiiiiiiH of ths* tliiily prttS, piOTM that
Dk. Tiioxiah' Kei.-i-ritic On.-an atitssiliitely
Siure csittiliiinitiisn of *\\ of tin* llnest. rs'ine-
lial olil ill existence -rs'tiiixlis-ri rheilinntio
isiln, s'liiilieiiteH itllii'tiiitiis of the thrnat and
lunun. mid cuix'H piles, wounds, sores, luins*-
ncss, tuiiiors, buruii, and injuries of hurssee
ted cuttle.
Pith  with   fisift   roes    are    mail's,
those  with  hard  rocs,   females.
it, takes 60,000 ross's tsi make   an
Ottnot of attar of ross-s.
The  I'nrls   'Caloit'  stall's  thnt    a
tlus'l was fstUKht. between tWO women
iii the Kuo Daguerre recently.    The
Women lirst Bred at one another wilh
revolvort, and one was touched by a
iitiiiet oa the s'ar.  This so infuriated
ln*r tluit she drew a -loitfiinrsl Mini
rtishesl at her adversar.v, who also
drew   a     li'litf  tltiK:e;er.      A     liuird   to
hand ttruggle   then   tntued, during
which the women stalitiisl at. one sin-
Othar  iiitllsrriniliinlcly  until  both  fell
exhniisteil to the uroitnd.  There they
were found some time afterward! by
tin* pollM, and were reitiovesl to the
hospital, where it was slisssivs't-tHl
bolh had over a dozen wotinsls, some
of which are serious.    Neither Woman
is expected to recovers
if ysut woultl increaee your happl-
boat and    prolong your   life, forget
your  neighbor's  fnttlls.
The Imperial Fruit
and Produce Co'y,
U n |n_rehiiss*d the stock and
,ni.le   ssf   tho   ANDr'RSON
riu'ijuuic uo.
All kIsi.lH sif  I rssll  III Ss-sssiiii.
Hint Prlri-s pnlsl fssr 1'roslsieo
■ Iff.
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<MH »1'
•C. E. SMiTnERiNCALr", Editor nnd Prop.
BLOCAN,      -      -       -       -      1$. C.
Legftl Advertisine 10 cents a line for
.the first insertion and 5 cents a line each
.subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, If" each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legal advertising,
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
■for each insertion.
Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription is f2 per year, st.-ict-
'y in advance; |2.50 a year il not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Sloean, B.C.
PREPAY, MAY 17th, 1901.
A pencil mark in the space
.opposite will he an iniliea-
After all tlie apony of the past two
months, the Coast-to-Koote.nay railway scheme is a dead issue. And
the funeral's tomorrow.
In the supplementary estimates tlie
Sloean tiding has been granted $1500
for thc Silver mountain.road, New
Denver, and $.800 for the Duncan
river trail. The Slocan has done
well this year from the. government
and should reap much direct benefit.
By way of the Nelson Tribune
comes the report that E. E. Chipiuan,
of Kaslo, will be promoted to be government agent of the Slocan, while
Alex. Lucas, the late Conservative
organizer of the provinc , will get
the mining re_ordership of lhe Ains-
worth division.
A supplementary estimate oi" $50,-
C0D has been made by the fedora*
government for the establishment of
a mint at Ottawa. Vancouver will
.get an assay office for the purchase
of gold. At the election it was "Maxwell and the Mint," preferrably the
latter, but she has to put up with the
Government management and control of the liquor traffic has been endorsed by the Methodist conference
at Nelson. A delegation from the
•Socialist club congratulated them on
their decision. Prominent bodies all
over the Dominion are developing
and endorsing the same idea. Daring
the past year S-cialism has made
greater strides in Canada than any
other country on earth.
A much more hopeful feeling is beginning to manifest itself In mining
.circles in British Columbia and the
stock market is gaining in slrengt.li.
The increased tonnage from the Rossland, Boundary and Coast camps has
had much to do with the improvement, and tlie recent big strike on
the Silver King, together with the
dividends of the Ymir, will tone up
things in England. "While the lead
situation is bad, there is a hopeful rif'i
in the clouds by the resumption ol
full operations at the St Eugene,
Moyie.   Things might be worse.
Spasms of internal dttjseneiofl and
threatened disruption ever and anon
were said to have seized lhe govern
ment during t,be late leaion, yet,
judging from thc fulsome pralsei
meted out to each other at the closing
lappet i*iveil by the speaker, both
government and opposition were indulging iu heroics for gallery effect.
The political situation was mixed
when the legislature convened, but
the (sharpest lawyer Philadelphia
ever possessed would be kept guess
ing just now to tell who's who ami
what's what. The boasted "business''
government has not maintained its
At .) o'clock Saturday evening the
legislature prorogued, without pojflp
jor ceremony. The session was re
markable for thc utter lack of any
legislation of material Importance,
and for the uncertainty and unrest
created throughout the country.
.Something like 100 bills were passed,
yet few of them are worthy of even
passing thought. Of the most intense
interest—to the legislators—was the
raising of the sessional Indemnity
from $000 to $800. With this exeep
Hon, and the incorporation of Slocan
and Trail, the session of 1901 may go
,down ns one productive of words,
mere words. I
A placer excitement, has broken
,out at Republic and Granite creek
has been staked for twelve miles.
Some gold has been taken out.
Tom Duffy has given up business
in Sandon.
Mrs. Funk leaves today for Los
Angeles, Cal.
Sandon will elect a mayor and an
alderman next Monday.
Fishing has been uncommonly
good during the week.
The Miners' Union of New Denver
will give a ball on May 24.
At least one interesting event is
slated to occur here next month.
E. McFadyon's house, Brandon, is
being treated to a coat of paint.
J. Rolirer, Sandon, has made an
assignment to E. M. Sandiands.
Thos. Wilson bas taken over the
blacksmith business of W. Bragg.
The McGill college mining students
went tip to Sandon on Wednesday.
John Taylor, New Denver's dairyman, was a visitor here over Sunday.
Q co. Ay lard, wife and children, of
New Denver, spent Sunday in the
There will be no service in St.
Paul's church till the lirst Sunday in
New Denver baseballists defeated
Sandon on Saturday to the tune of 31
Bills nre posted in town announcing
tbe celebration at Silyerton on the
24tli inst.
June, il is the date on which the Imperial Limited service will likely be
in effect.
The Pioneer Livery s* Feed Stables
have opened an office in the Sturch
The remainder of the machinery
for the Enterprise concentrator has
arrived in.
Thc lake has steadily risen all the
week, though still far below last
year's mark.
A number of elegant residences are
in contemplation for erection here
this summer.
W. E. Fiote returned Wednesday
from his trip to Milwaukee and other
eastern points.
John Fopham, one of the old timers
in this CO flap, returned to town on yesterday's train.
We have a quantity of building
cotton that wc are anxious to get rid
of.   Bennett, & Co.
F. Cooper arrived in from Vernon
this week to accept a position in W.
T. Shatford s!t Co.'s.
The Oddfellows will improve their
hall this Bummer and will have it
plastered and painted.
Lace curtains, of beautiful designs,
for sale at Bennett st Co.'s. Prici',$l
per pair and upwards.
Rev. A. E. Roberts has been appointed journal secretary by the
Methodist general conference.
The regular meeting of thc license
commissioners of the Slocan will be
lmld at New Denver on June 15.
The annual meeting of thc synod
ofthe Anglican diocese of Kootenay
is set for Nelson, about the middle of
Miss Yates, daughter of tlie liev.
Mr. Yates, of Golden, formerly in
charge ol the Anglican mission here,
The Murcutt Branch
Meets the second Thursday in each month
ut li p.m. Next meeting in the Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishing t) join.
Mas. \V..I.Aniii'':\v.s, .Mks.M.D.McKi■ i:
President. Cor. Secretary.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To Ms B. Merrilt, or  lo any  person  or
persons to whom I.e. may hive transferred his one-tilth Interest in tbe Nix
Fractional mineral claim, situated al
the head ol the laat south fork of Ten
Mileereek.Slin'iin ( ily iniiiingdiyissiiin.
Ymi are hereby notified that we have
expended the sum' ol two hundred and
live dollar, in labor ami improvement!
upon  tlm above   mentioued   mineral
claim) in order  to hold  H.si.l  mini ral
claim under the provinoni ol the Mine-
nil Act, ami ii Within 90 days from  the
dale sif this notico you  (all or refuse lo
contribute your proportion of such expenditure, together with all costtofnd*
vert ining, your interest in   said claim
will   become  the  property  of tho  subscribers, under section four of an act entitled "An Act  to amend  tho  Mineral
Act, 1900."
Dated this IlOth day of April, 1901.
ii. o'nbil,    j. m. McGregor,
.■5-5   P. Mil.AN,      ,|. RADOLlFF,
You Can Make
A  Striking  Effect.
Hy wearing a perfect fitting Suit,
cut in the latest style and elegantly
trimmed. Buoh can bo purchased
A. David, the Miner's Tailor,
near the Po.tollice.
has undergone' a successful operation
on her eye, in the Royal Hospital,
Thos. Henderson, formerly C.P.K.
agent here, lias secured a permanent
beithinthe mining recorder's ollice
at Nelson.
All the newspapers of the country
are complaining nf a marked shrinkage in finances, lack of business and
general ennui.
W. J. Andrews left yesterday for
Vernon, where he will spend tlie
summer. Mrs. Andrews and family
will follow in two weeks.      N
Victoria day will be fittingly celebrated at Silverton. Slocan will send
up the band and a football team that
is prepared to wallop till comers.
A few sports from thc Sloean witnessed the Pnrns-Goff mill at Nelson
on Friday. It was a tame affair and
was declared a draw at the end oi 20
This squib is ti gentle reminder to
those whose subscriptions to Tin*.
Ditii.i. have expired. A few ducats
just now weald iiiiitiriallv lessen the
financial difficulties of the man behind the quill.
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan,  B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
B. C
. B. A. Sc.
.   I.   ■HflLe.u.,-
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B. C.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
Certilicats ti Hit emits.
Gold Vi'tliig ntssl N's*\v Plios»silx Vractlossssl
1st I si e in 1 Claim!.
Situate in tbe Sloean City Minin. Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—-North of Springer
creek, about two miles from Sloean
City, adjoining tbe Nancy Hanks
and Peerless Mineral Claims.
TAKE NOTICE that I, W, 8. Drewry,
acting us agent for George H. Aylara,
free miner's certiflcate No. B88S17| in-
letul, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to tne Mining Recorder 'or certificates ol improvements, for the purpose
nf obtaining a Crown Q rant of each of
the above maims.
And further take notice that action,
under section .'7, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates of
D-itedthll l'Hli dav of March, 1001.
t.V.UU *    W. S. DKEWKY
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture,  Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
Viking l'l-actlsin .llliseral Claim.
Situate in the Sloe.ui City Mining Division of the West Kootenny District.
Where located:—North of Springer
creek, about two miles from Slocan
City, ailjoining the Nancy Hanks
und Gold Viking Mineral Claims.
TAKE NOTICE tbnt I, W. S. Drewry,
acting as agent for George Henderson, Free Minor's Ceitilicate No. t$26746,
intend, sixty days from the slate hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for eer-
tificatea of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Grown grants of the
above claims.
Ami farther take notice that action,
under section !!", must be commenced
befon* the Issuance of such certificates oi
Dated this -1st day of March, 1001,
22-3-01 W. S. DREWRY
If yon lin-rs n minss sir t>rs>sni*sM for -ale, sons! us a full report, with smmplos of
oro, stuttiis* prion isiisi trims.
Our fncilitlsvi for iilnuiiiif >i i>ro|>s*rty i|ulokly ursi unoxcssllsvl,
Wi* malm » mpMlnlt*: of frt*> iiillliim iold prortfirtis-*.
Correspondoncsi solicitsvl,   Aslitrs'ys.
« 4. K-W-C Block, Nclssui, R O. ANDRBW F. ROSENBEROER,
are arriving regularly and are the
best to be obtained. Our Confectionery has a reputation second to none.
Sole agent for celebrated Brantford Bicycle.
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.
Ottawa! unsl Slsissss* "iliiu r.sll Issitisss.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: About one mile
east of Slocan Laks*. adjoining the
Peerless Mineral Claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Frederick S.
< .laments, as agent for Chnrles E. Miller,
Free Miner's Certiflcate No. B86605,
nnsi .lames II. Wallace, Free Miner's
Certiflcate No BIWflttMntentl, sixty days
from the data liei-nsjf.tonpply to the Min-
lti|-Recorder for Certificates ol Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further lake notice that action,
under ■'". must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certiflcntesof Improvement
Dated this 20th dav of March, 1001.
39-8-01 ' F. B.CLEMENT8
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating;
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
Dealers in General Hardware,
MAIN STREET,        .      -SLOCAN
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Mines,   Real Estate,  Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
B.  C.
Plans and Specifications furnished on
application.     Estimates
cheerfully given.
Wi*   have  just   received a
largo shipment of
from D. M. Ferry's celebrated Seed House. Wc sell at
Eastern Prices.
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
We have moved into our
handsome new store, on
cor. Baker and Stanley
Streets.   Call on us.
Kepairinp a specialty and all work
forwarded will be una rati teed, and
mail orders promptly attended to.
All Union Workmen employed, thus
ensuring skilled attention.
and Jeweler.
Nelson, B.G
No More *
Have installed a new machine
for manufactures Stovepipes
and Airpipes. Tbey go together
like a charm. Patronize home
industry and have an Unruffled
temper. *
I J.
Direct Route, Unci-unllcd Service, to
all Poinls
via Soo Line to St. Paul, Chicago,
to all U. S. Points.
First-Class Sleepers,   Dining  Cart,
and Tourist .Cars.
Halcyon Hot Springs
Excursions on Friday and Saturday
of each week, good to return
on Mond y following.
Kate, 53.30.
from Vancouver to Cape Nome,
Alaska Points, Australia, China.
Japan. TJirongh tick-is to and
from Enffland and the Continent.
For time-tables, rates, and full information call on or addrees nearest
local agent, or—
Agents Slocan City
J S GARTER,     B. .1. COYLE,
D.l'A , A. ti  P. A,
Nelson. Vancouver.
Do You
Want a Home 1
Then come ta Slocan, for it is
one of the fairest spots on this
earth of ours. Levelness,
Room, Scenery, Health, Fish-
ing, .Hunting, Roads, Railway
Steamboats, Churches, Sohool
Hospital, Public Halls an4
Enterprising Citizens are some
ofthe advantages enjoyed by
this Town, backed up by Unsurpassed andProvenMineral
Resources.   Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be convinced that this tale
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality.
NOTICE is hereby Riven that 1 will
not be reiponelble fur any IndebtednoM
contracted (or work done on tho Black
Hin-Hurproiiii, or Hin»|ilieH furnished.the
tame, without mv written authorization;
and further, 1 forbid any person trea-
pastlm* UpOtl toy interest in the Bftid
property. ,    '
Dated at Slocan thi. 4th day of May,
Slocan City Miners' Dm,
No. 62, W. F. of H.
Meets every Wednesday evening
ln tho Union Hall, Slooan City, at
7.30 p.m. ViBitin-r brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
per annum


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