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Array SLOCAN DRILL.
IHI
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VOL. II., No. 8.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   MAY   24,   1901.
•2.00 PER ANNUM.
A,
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions. Goods shipped to
any part of the Slocan.
Highest cash price paid for
raw Furs.
SLOCAN,
B. C.
W. T. Shatford & Co.,
DEALERS IN:
Dry Goods, Groceries. Boots 6c Shoes,
Hats 6b Caps, Men's Furnishings,
Trunks, Valises, Etc* Etc
OUR MOTTO: GOOD GOODS AT THE LOWEST PRICES
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKinney, B. C
The
The House is plastered throughout,
with large, airy rooms, and fitted up
in first-class and modern style.
The dining room is always §"% ___  _
supplied with the best Uie  lmff\\75l I
market affords. ■Wr,7 ***
W. E. NOBLE, Prop.,
Arthur St., Slocan, B. C.
The bar is stocked with the
ohoicest liquors and cigars.
Headquartersforcapitalists
Hotel
Transient Rates: $1.50 to $2 per day.
SLOCAN,  B.  C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
ALEX. STEWART, Prop.
SLOCAN,   B. C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHINO & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
The
Hotel Slocan
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Sill ni Praia. MapoM of M Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
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Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quiokly Attended tot
The Drill, Slocan
MACHINERY FOR V & n|»ncUhey will be accompanied by a
big crowd of sightseers. The day s
sports will consist ef baseball and
football matches and general Cale
donian sports. Every effort has been
made by the Silvcrtonlans to give
the visitors a good time. In the
evening everybody will take in the
Miners' Union ball at New Denver.
COHPRE-1SOK TO US INSTAI.L"RD AT
AM EARLY DATK.
Survey te be Made et One* far th* New
Plant—Bo-k Too Hard for Hand Drilling—Property li ta ba Crown Granted
ThU Summer.
Part of the force at the V & M mine,
Twelve Mile, was let out daring the
week, giving rise to various rnmors
in a short time. Manager Little was
asked for an explanation on Tuesday
and remarked thut it was only a
temporary expedient. Tho rock in
some of the openings had become so
hard that the men were able to make
but a few inches a day. In order to
work to advantage and success, the
companv has decided to put in machine drills, negotiations for the machinery being under way. A survey
for a site for the plant would be made
at once, and power would be derived
from the creek, if sufficient Water
could be obtained. A small force of
men was maintained working in the
softer openings and development
would be continued right along.
When the machinery is installed, a
large increase would be made to the
staff.
Manager Little stated his company
would proceed with the survey of the
V & M group and get the property
crown granted. The full returns
from the smelter on the carload of
ore recently sent to Trail netted the
company $43.60 per ton.
-Lifted tha Band.
The last payment on the Black
Hawk and Daisy claims has been
made by Rene Laudi, on behalf of
French capitalists. These claims are
located on the north side of Ten Mile
creek, jest above thc Half Way
camp, nnd were owned by James
Kae and Duncan Graham, of this
town. Ernest Mansfield bonded the
properties in the heyday of his pro-v
peritv, the interested parties being
identical with those operating so
largely in Camp Mansfield. Tbe
amount of the.bond totaled np a good
round «tm In the thousands, all ol
which has now been paid. There is
a strong lead running through the
ground, showing some galena, but
not much work has been done. The
deal will benefit Ten Mile.
Library far Slocan.
On Monday H. R. Jorand and H.
P. Christie circulated a list for signatures for the purpose of securing a
circulating library for Slocan, which
will be supplied gratuitously by the
provincial government. The necessary number of names was easily obtained and forwarded to Victoria, so
the books may be expected in a lew
days. The library will be located
for the present in the recording office,
with H. P. Christie as librarian.
There Is no charge for these books
and any responsible citizen may
avail himself of thc privilege of securing cheap reading The library
numbers 100 volumes and is changed
every three months.
The Boom Broke.
A serious loss was caused Mr. Win-
law, owner ef tbe sawmill down the
river, on .Saturday, by the sudden
high water. Thc strong current carried away the boom stretched across
the river and all the legs went down
the stream.' There were half a rail-
lion feet of logs In the boom, all of
this spring's cut. Very few of the
logs have been saved and the loss entailed will be quite heavy. D. I).
Koberteon, the local furniture man,
had several thousand feet of birch
logs in the boom, which he intended
having sawed up for the manufacture
of furniture, ana these have also been
lost '	
-■Getting Better.
M. Isaacson and Al Teeter have
been much encouraged with their
work on tho Combination, and the
results are such aa to lead them to
believe tbat tbey have a good thing.
In 10 feet the character of the vein
has changed from a gold proposition
to galena, from which fair values
have been obtained. The ledge matter is mixed with quarts and Bnar,
and there is a streak of ore four
lneboswlde In the face of the drift.
Some very fine samples of tho rock
have been brought into town.
BKTT-.BD OCT OP COURT.
Lewialt Oner Bald Mountain Ground In
Amicably Arranged.
As foreshadowed last week, a settlement has been arrived at In the
cases of Cameron et al vs Kirkwood
and Cameron et al vs Lawson. When
the cases were called at Nelson on
Thursday, it was announced that au
arrangement had been arrived at by
the parties, and both cases were dismissed without costs. The first case
was an advene brought by Hugh
Cameron, Peter Lindquist and James
Campbell, as owners of the Bald
Mountain fraction against R. I. Kirkwood and partner, as owners of the
Eda fraction. The second case was
an action for trespass brought by tbe
same parties against John Lawson. as
owner of the B fraction, aud also for
a declaration of title as between the
plaintiffs and defendant.
In tbe first case J. Frank Collom,
the real defendant and who has the
Speculator group under the bond—
the Eda fraction being one of the
properties—had tbe Eda surveyed for
a crown grant, and In doing so extended the No. 2 poet over tbe Bald
Mountain ground. The point was
raised that the surveyor was privileged under tbe law to do so, the locators of the Bald Mountain having
no rights in tbe territory. In the
second case defendant raised the issue that the Bald Mountain was an
illegal location, mineral not having
been found in place. A certificate of
work was also obtained by defendant
on the B fraction.
Bv the settlement, which was arrived nt by the payment of a certain
sum of money, the Eda fraction will
now get its crown graut,nml the title
to the Speculator ground will be securely vested. The ground in question was of value to the Speculator,as
their workings am being rushed towards it. Tbe amicable settlement
of the difficulty gives uiucii satisfaction lo the camp.
A Tea Mile Strike.
Vkitorla Day HporU.
Kaslo and Silverton are tho two
places In the district to celebrate today, In memory of Queen Victoria
and In honor of King Edward. The
local band and football team will
participate in thc fan at Silverton
and stated lhe property was now on
a self-supporting basis. He has been
authorized to proceed with extensive
development, and the mine will be a
heavy shipper later on. The following officers were elected: President.
Hon. Jas. Dunsmuir; vice president,
C. E. Peolev, directors, Joseph Martin, F. B. Peraberton and B J.Perry;
secretary-treasurer and general manager, G. B. McDonald.
KNIGHTS OP PYTHIAS.
Grand Lodge Meeting Held at Re-elitoke
Lait Week.
Tht annual meeting of the provincial grand lodge Of the Knights of
Pythias was held in Revelstoke last
week, with J. L. Brown, G.C., of
Kamloops, in tbe chair. There was
a large attendance of delegates and
visiting brethren, and the conventions were of tbe most harmonious
character. All business was transacted in an expeditious manner, one
of the main items being the endoisa-
tion of the scheme for the erection of
a Pythian sanitarium at Hot Springs,
Arkansas.
The election of office! s resulted
thus: G.C.. N. Binns, of Trail; G.V.
C, H. Hofmelster, of Vancouver: G.
Frelote, A. Ferguson, of New Westminster; G.K. of R. & 8.. E.Pferdner,
of Victoria; G.M. of E., E. P. Nathan
of Victoria; G.M. at A., C. F. Nelson,
of New Denver; GIG., John Thompson, of Union; G.O.G., Geo. Johnston,
of Nanaimo; 8.R., J. E. Evans, of
Vancouver. The installing officer
was T. Ackerman. P.S.R., of New
Westminster. Next year's meeting
will be held in Vancouver.
The order made a most satisfactory
advance in 1901 throughout tbe province, 191 new members having been
added to the roll. Indications point
to a much larger increase for the ensuing year. The next sessiou ofthe
supreme lodge will be held in San
Francisco in 1902, and it will be tbe
scene of a great gathering of the
Knights.
Gold Range Lodge, of Revelstoke,
tendered the grand lodge visitors an
elegant banquet and series of entertainments, and the Knights were
given the freedom of the city. New
Denver lodge was represented at thc
mooting by Gordon Sutherland.
Win. Bi'aech came into town during tho week with samples of ore
that have caused much stir and favorable comment. Thev were taken
from the Independence claim, Ten
Mile,sitnated west of tbeKalispel and
not far from thc lake. The claim
was staked last summer and is owned
by Brooch and J. BI. M. Benedum, ef
Silverton. The former has Just finished assessment work and the ore
was struck in driving a ten foot tunnel. Work was commenced in the
creek bottom, the vein cutting from
north to south across thc stream.
Three stringers, each two to three
feet in width, come together on the
south side of the creek, and the drift
was started in on that body Small
bunches of mineral have been taken
from the surface over a length of
1000 feet on the vein. The ledge,
where amalgamated is 10 feet wide,
the sangue being principally lime,
in the face of thc drift is 10 inches of
ore, the character of which has not
been fully determined. It is generally classed as antimony, with ruby
and peacock shades. It is lighter in
weight than galena, but haa indications of bearing fair values. Brasch
and his partner will work the property later on and fully determine
its worth. A trail has been cut over
the flat to Enterprise Landing, which
is only 10 minutes' walk from the
claim.	
Hade a Laeby DUee-ery.
W. J. HlnchMff and Fred Benson
have made the best discovery of the
season in the country between Ten
Mile and Twelve Mile creeks, and
they are busily employed opening it
up. They have located two claims,
called the happy Medium and International, being about one mile from
the V & M group. At first they
deemed the mineral of no account, but
on showing it to the V ft M boys they
were advised to lose no time in staking the ground. The ledge ie seven
feet wide, and It carries pay ore on
tbe surface, being a splendid galena
preposition. An assay made on it
during the week gave returns of 670
ox silver and $10.40 in gold. The
paystrcak has been stripped and
shown up for 100 feet or more.
Noble Plve Meeting.
The first general meeting of the
Noble Five Consolidated Mining A
Milling Co. was held in Victoria on
Thursday,there being 878.000 shares
represented. Geo McDonald, manager, presented un exhaustivo .report
MINING   BKCOBDS.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, H. P. Christie being mining
recorder:
LOCATIONS.
May 17—Happy Medium, between Ten
ansl Twelve Mile, W J Hinchliff.
International, tame, F Benson.
AS8B8SMBNTB.
Msy 13— Baty, Calumet, Hecla, Gold
Viking (or four years, Viking fraction for
Ave years, New Phoenix fraction for tour
years.
14—Calliopia.
lis—Neepawa, Boisevain, Eddison.
16—Sheffield.
CBKTiriCATE OF IMP-tOVKMBNTS.
May 13-OtUwa.
TRANSFEBS.
May 13—Ottawa 3-13, W R Clement to
T Mnlvey.
Same 1-12, same to A C Smith.
Port Hope and Gold Viking, agreement between G H Avlard and H L Fife
T J Baty, and J G McCallum, effecting
» portion of the former claim included in
survey ol latter.
14—Loder, \V F DuBois to J Frank
Collom.
Quien Sabe % and Dark Horse ., T
Tobin to C M Gethtng.
15—Montreal \, D Sloan to A York.
17—Daisy, D Graham to Kene Laudi
Black Hawk, James M Kae to same.
Uanaged by tba Waster.
Fortunately cool weather followed
upon the heavy mini and sudden rise
in tbe creeks and lake last week,and
so saved considerable property. Last
Thursday Springer creek rose to a
higher level than for years post and
came within an ace of wrecking the
big bridge on Delaney avenue. The
government officials were notified of
tho situation and J. D. Moore, Inspector of roods, came down from
New Denver to investigate. Men
were put to work ballasting the piers
of the bridge and building mattresses
while several log jams were blasted
out. Safety booms were also placed
along the banks, to prevent the
stream encroaching on tne townsite.
The skating rink is a wreck and so
are the cabins and ground at the
mouth of the creek. There is yet
danger from high water in the lake
Meat Service Taday.
The steamer Slecan leaves here
this morning at 7 o'clock for Silver-
ton and other ports. She takes the
Sandon and New Denver people down
at 10. She leaves here again at 12
and lays over nt Silverton till 18
o'clock; thence to Rosebery with the
Sandonitee. Returning leaves Silverton at 21 o'clock lor Slocan.
OUR   ORE SHIPMENTS
SUBSTANTIA!,   SHOTflKO   MADK   BT
THIS   DIVISION.
T-aat Tear'. Shipment* Were 2847 Toae—
A Healthy Kvldeaee of the Life and
Wealth of the Cam--—Arllagtea tha
Biggest Shipper.
The Arlington is the single shipper
from the division this week, but it
comes forward with an old-time score
ef 100 tons, making its record for the
year 1456 tens. It is oni v 31 tons behind the Payne and next week will
see it take first place as the leading
shipper of the entire Slocan. The
roads are Jn excellent shape for hauling and tbe management of the Arlington will crowd things. Every
available space around the mine has
been chuck fall of ore, there now be
ing 12 carloads in the big ore bin, and
more ready to take its place. The
mine is in first-class condition, with
large reserves of ore blocked out and
ready to be broken down for shipment, Development ia being steadily
pushed, with a full force of men.
List year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
ap from 10 properties. Following is
a list ot the shipments this year to
date:
mini. wan.      TOTAL.
Arlington    100 1455
Enterprise  1*90
Two Friends  40
Block Prince  100
Bondholder  23
Chapleau  16
Speculator  10
Phoenix  30
V&M  30
100 18«S
MINES   AMD   MINING.
Ten Mile is seeing more stir this
season than in vears.
Snow has been falling on the hills
every day during the week.
Ore shipments from the Slocan
have passed the 10,000-ton mark.
The government will pot in a IIrat-
class trail to the Two Friends basin.
Tom Armstrong will superintend
the government work on Lemon
creek.    .
Bob Cooper and Harry Gibson ha .re
finished assessment oo the Moonlight,
Ten Mile.
Clean ore has been struck in a
crosscut on the Donnelley, close te
Sandon.
A cave-in occurred atthe Queen
Bess on Friday, seriously In jurinf-R
L. Morgan.
Thc Slocan took up a load of machinery Saturday for the Enterprise
concentrator.
Sandon mines shipped 1*96 tons of
ore last week, of which 126 tons was
from the Star.
Three men are working on tho
Cougar group, Ten Mile, A good
cabin has been put up.
Wm. Bragg left on Saturday tor
the Hewett mine. Four Mile, to commence work on his big contract.
Ike Loughced will have charge of
the wagon road to be built to lied
mountain over the Galena Farm.
Frunk Wells has been ground
sluicing on the Hydrabad, Ten Mile,
so as to uncover the lead down the
hill.
Frank Provost hns a big gang of
men employed building the new
wagon road to the Enterprise concentrator.
J. Smith nnd C. Brand are doing
assessment on the Coronation,Twelve
Mile. It is thc. oldest claim oi. the
creek and has a healthy looking lead.
Ralph Gillette will go up Twelve
Mile creek this week to strip the
small lead on the Hamilton. Thc
vein cuts north and south and carries
high grade ore.
The owners of the Port Hope and
Gold Viking have arrived nt an amicable understanding relative to the
survey of the latter claim, which
took in a portion of the former.
A crown grant is being applied for
on the Corker No. 2, adjoining the
Chapleau. It is owned by Wm.
Findlay and Jos. Davis, of Sandon.
J. M. McGregor made the survey.
Sarloui Accident.
Monday last Jack Csvan, ose of
W. Koch's teamsters on Ten Mile,met
with a serious accident near Aylwin.
He was coming down with a load of
Enterprise ore when the seat broke,
and he was thrown under the front
wheel, which passed over his body.
The Injured man was carried on a
stretcher to tho Landing and taken
to the New Denver hospital Tuesday
morning. He is now resting essy.
though seriously hunt.
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*Toe ttte, I know thy voice, 0 love; too Uta,
Aad hit poor hurt ll striving in my bre-ut
Like i cared bird (hat hears-th froqt the nut
The tweet, uisistrnt love call of its mate.
I csanot go to thee or even try
lb break my casement ben with these
hands;
I may not tnswer, yet each yearning «i(th
Thit thy heart make, mine only understands.
Thou surt the snio, ot ill my days, the star
That swings the incense of my soul on high;
Tet I roust tread'where decp'ning shadows are.
Vet 1 must veil mine eyes when thou art nigh,
fen so I hold one Joy I would not miss
For all possessions, honors, conquests, lands,   j
One joy I would not barter (or thy kiss;
What thy heart lecla mine only understands.
—John Addington.
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| THEIR OLD MAID °
*       COUSIN.
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g       BY  W.  B.  ROSE.       §
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It wae a origbt and cheerful September
n,urnlug, but the sunshine that flooded
the world outside was not reflected on the
■"sees of May and Margaret Chesman.
They were pretty girls of 18, but just
now their prettlness was sadly marred by
the unpleasant trowns they wore.
It was all because ot the. old maid
cousin wbo had come from her far western borne to visit them, and now, by their
father's argent rcfluest, was to remain
for -in indefinite time and take charge of
the Chesman household.
They were motherless girls, these Chestnut* twins, and had known no real restraint since their fourteenth year. Nat-
orally they were self willed and somewhat spoiled, and they resented this interference from one whom they considered a stranger. But they took good care
not to show this feeling before their
father. He was a stern man when
aroused, as they had discovered on several unpleasantly remembered occasions.
Besides, he seemed to have taken a
•strong liking to this old maid cousin. He
was at no pains to conceal this feeling.
ln fact, her coming appeared to have
made quite a new man-of him. Before
sbe oaine he had been absorbed and very
quiet, and sometimes the girls would
hear him walking the floor of his room
for boars. It was business trouble, the
girls raneted, but they didn't dare to
speak to aim concerning it.
And then after Cousin Laura came he
suddenly brightened up and was quite
himself again. It seemed to have begun
with one evening in August when they
founa their father in the library earnestly
talking with this cousin with a good
many papers on the library table before
them and their father arguing very earnestly as they paused at the doorway.
They had been to a conceit with Mrs.
Jamison, their next door neighbor, and
had just returned. Their father looked
up and saw tbem.
"Come in, girls," he said, "and kiss
your cousin Laura and thank her for all
her many kindnesses." He did not speak
in his usual calm voice, and the twins
noticed that his face was flushed and his
•eyes were unusually bright.
They did aa he bade them, Cousin
Laura, embracing them tenderly, but they
wondered at it all and sorely resented
the power she seemed to have gained over
their father.
Cousin Laura was a handsome woman
of perhaps live and thirty yean, a woman of unassuming personality and plain
attire, who bore in ber manner a suggestion of depth ot character and strong
executive ability.
"Ton are nil the relatives I have In the
world," sold Cousin Laura, as she beamed npon May and Margaret and then
threw a swift glance at their father, "and
we must be very good to one another."
The girls knew that she wasn't even a
first cousin. She was only their father's
second cousin, and he hadn't seen ber for
many years when the letter she had written from a far distant western mining
town came to announce her purpose of
making them a visit If agreeable. She
came, anil fhe staid. And all the time
they felt that ber influence was gradually bearing them down to a state of domestic subjection.
Ansl now this particular morning, with
Its brightness and its reflected sunshine,
seemed to have brought matters to a climax.
May had softly slipped Into the little
writing room that adjoined tbe library,
bat "neither Cousin Laura nor her father
knew of ber whereabouts.
"They are lovely girls." May overheard
Cousin Laura say. "but just a little spoiled and self willed, and I'm sorry to feel
tbat they don't quite like 'me. They
show It in many ways."
May's father's voice suddenly grew
harsh.
"Hove they been impudent?" he quickly asked.
"No. no!" cried Cousin Laura. "Tliey
tftv Indies. I don't ttiluk tbey conM ho
rude If tbey tried. But it's a fact that
tbey do not like me."
"And why'.' asked the elder.Chesman.
"Because." Inugbeil Cousin Laura— "because tbey think I'm just a meddling old
malil."
May's father laughed loud and long.
"We will presently cure all that." be
said.
May could not near Cousin Laura's response, but her father laughed agnln, nnd
then tliey went away.
May came out nnobucrved and lightly
- ran up stairs to seek her sister.
"Sister." she cried, "do yon know wbat
ia going on down stairsY"
"Breakfast," said tbe more matter of
fact Margaret.
May frowned heavily, a trick she had
caught from ber father.
"Don't get nintiilliii. but listen to me,
Margaret. I n i-<nl •■ n t n 11 y overheard a
•rbaversation between Cousin Lutiru nod
.pupa In wblcb tbey ailinltti'il that tlie
wedding would take place very mmn"
"Wbnt wedding'.*" Imiiilreil Margaret.
"Papa's and Cousin Laura's!" groaned
unhappy May.
Ansl |( wns this dirp probability that
drove ntruy the'sunshine untl cast tbe
clood across the two pretty faces.
It was uot a merry breakfast tnble.
Their papa and Cousin Laura talked a
tittle, iinil^heii the tniiiil laid a letter on
Cousin Laura's pints*. ' Tlie twin* saw
thnt It bore a qu|tk delivery stamp.
There was a little blush mi Cousin
Laura's rheeks as sbe looked up at the
head of the household.
"Certainly." he addeil, with a laugh.
,  Coasin  Laura tore open  the envelope
and  r.ad the letter.    Then h.r  blush
deepened, and sbe smiled at the twins'
father.
"Today," she said.
"Well, well," said the girls' father,
"this does seem very sudden." And he
laughed again.
Then tbe girls softly withdrew from
the table and went awny to their own
room. It waa all too evident that their
father again contemplated matrimony.
Their designing old maid cousin had
broken down his resolution to remain single for the girls' sake. What an awful
woman she was! Could it be thst their
father'had grown fond enough of her to
go wherever she led him? Then they
both had a good cry.
"And what," groaned Margaret, "do
you suppose she meant by today?"
"P-p-perhaps tliey are going t-to
elope!" gasped May.
"I'll run into papa's room and see if
he has packed anything," cried Margaret
and darted away.'
Pretty soon she came back.
"No," sbe said, "nothing is disturbed.
Pnpn's valises are both on the high sheif
in his closet, and there's dust on them."
So the girls moped through the morning, miserable, suspicious, watchful. After luncheon, Cousin Laura, who was in
excellent spirits, went to her room, saying she would be down presently.
Then came a ring at the bell, and, tho
maids being busy, Margaret hurried .to
the door. Perhaps curiosity quickened
her footsteps.
There was a gentleman in the vestibule, a distinguished looking gentleman
with a gray beard and very bright black
eyes, a gentleman who raised his bat
and asked for Miss Laura. Then be
added, with a bright smile:
"Is this Miss May or Miss Margaret?"
Before the astonished Margaret could
reply there was a quick rustle on tho
stair, and the old maid cousin came fluttering down with both hands outstretched, and the gentleman caught the outstretched bands In his and, stooping,
quickly kissed Consin Laura full on the
lips.
At this poor scandalized Margaret
beat a hasty retreat, and a little later
she and May talked the astonishing circumstance, over. Bnt really they could
make nothing of It. Cousin Laura's caller lingered in the parlor, and the girls occasionally caught the bam of lively conversation.
"Perhaps," said May, "he's the minister that's come to marry them."
"Do you think so?" groaned Margaret.
"But he seemed so affectionate. Well,
we shall soon know."
And just then they heard their father
coming ia. He went right into the parlor, and thea the hum of voices suddenly
grew louder. May and Margaret, sitting
in the library, strained their ears to catch
a word.
"Does it sound like the marriage ceremony?" gasped May.
"No," replied Margaret, "not yot
There's too much laughing."
A little later they heard'thc door open,
and then their father cam. into the library.
"Oh, yon are here, girls!" he said. "I
came ont to find you. I have something
pleasant to tell you. It's about Cousin
Laura." May clutched at Margaret's
hand. "Do yon know why she camo
here? She came to be married." Margaret pinched May'a fingers until they
ached. "We are her only relatives, you
know." May stared at Margaret, and
Margaret stared at May. What their father's last sentence had to do with it
they couldn't imagine.
"I've been afraid at times," their father
went on, "that you have failed to appreciate your cousin. 1 want you to understand now that you owe her a debt of
gratitude. Your cousin is a woman of
wealth and of unusual business ability.
When she came here, your father's business, through an unexpected turn in tbe
market, was in very bad shape. Your
cousin Laura found this out. She examined into my affairs, and when she was
clearly satisfied that they were not entirely hopeless she advanced to me n
large sum of money and became a silent
partner in the firm. I am very glad to
tell you that ber money and her advice
hove put mo back on a solid business
footing. I tell you this, my dears, because I want you to nnderstsnd tbat nil
the respect and regard you can pay your
cousin can never offset the aid she thrust
upon your father In his hour of trial."
He paused, nnd the ts-ins gave a littlo
gasp. "There." he wenf on, "that will do
for tbat. Tbe gentleman who is with
your cousin tn the parlor is Senator Larimer, wbo bas just returned from abroasl.
It is the senator whom she Is to marry,
and tbo wedding will take place hero
some day next month. It is to be a quiet
wedding, but there will be a number of
out of town guests, nnd your cousin will
need all the help you can give ber. One
tblng more. They will tnke a wedding
Journey to the Pncitic const and then go
at once to Washington, and Cousin Laura wants you girls to come and spend the
winter with her iu the new home tbe
seuntor Is fitting up. Tlint's all, my
dears," their father concluded. "And
now come into the parlor nud be presented to your prospective relative."
He stepped into thu ball, but the twins
hung back.
"Let me take your handkerchief," whispered May.
"I can't," sniffed Margaret, "I'm using
lt."-Cleveland Plain Deajor.
•Chair Older Than America.
There is in tbe possession ot tbe Blng-
ley family of Hanover, Pa', an nrmebnir
that Is older than America. With a history that began 470 years ago, when It
was made In England, tbe chair bns
will stood tho test of-time. Kept ns
air heirloom by the Biogley family, it has
been handed down for generations until
the present owner received it iu 1845.
The chair is made of English oak, Inlaid with several, different kinds of oth-
if wood, beautifully carved and very
heavy. Its construction Is typical' of
the time at which It was made. The
Joints are mortised and tenonesl, while
♦Vniiiliin pins servo tbe purpose of screws
or mills of the present dny. Though
minis' In the town of Wakefield, It remained there only a short time, being
taken to Bingley. a town nntm-d after
the ancestors of tbe preseut owner.
There thu chair remained during the
reign of 'JO kings nnsi queens, from Henry VI to Victoria.
I'lnnlly, after a brief stny at Leeds. It
was taken to Manchester. In 1N50 tho
t'ti.'iir wars brought to this country on
the Khip Maty Hale nud was landed nt
HstltttDtsi-c— i'^\cbn ■
.FUTSeTI Tor Its Dinner. r-
"Looking over my neighbor's fence
one dny," says a lover of.animals, "1
woj*- sui-priaed to see oa tis doorstep
these queer companions: A beautiful
white sea gull nnd my neighbor's pet
cat sitting quietly together.
"Becoming Interested, I Jumped the
fence and asked Jones about bis feathered pet. He told me that some boys
hnd shot the gull a few days before
and broken its wing, nud as they were
passing bis house be noticed the poor,
suffering thing a'nd bought It. He bandaged tbe broken wing, and tbe gull,
seeming to understand bis kind intentions, became quite tame and nestled
Its pretty head against bis hand.
"Jones entertained me by showing
bow the gull usually took his meala.
Bringing a plate of oysters nnd a fork,
he called 'Goosey, goosey, goosey!' nnd
the bird came running to him. Then
be held out au oyster on tbe fork and
tbe gull seized It quickly wltb Its yellow bill and ate lt as demurely as if
oysters had been served to it In this
way all of Its days.
'"The oddest thing occurred one day
when my neighbor gave the gull some
small pieces of meat for dinner. He
placed the meat on the ground near
the gull, but tbe gull, espying a pan ol
water near by. took tbe meat piece l>;,
piece and, walking over, dropped It
luto tbe water. Then, true to its nature, it began fishing for its dinner."
Last Cargo ot Slaves.
Captain Poster wns the commander
of the slave ship Clotilda that brought
tbe last cargo of slaves to tbe United
States. The trip was made only after
many thrilling sceues requiring weel;.?
of skillful maneuvering ami dangerous
exploits. .lust before tbe north oud
south engaged lu war Captain Foster
built tbe Clotilda ami announced tluit
be would make a trip to the gulf of
Guinea despite the fact tbat United
States war vessels bad burned and
sunk the ships of many wbo tried tbe
voyage. He wns warned repeatedly of
the dangers attached to such an undertaking, but be equipped bis ship and
sailed away.
He reached tbe Africau coast after
going out of his course many times and
remained along the coast for a moutb,
He succeeded ln getting 100 negroes on
board before he was detected by tbe
watchful vessels of the United States.
He was pursued, but easily outdistanced bis pursuers, and two months
later arrived in Mobile bay with his
human cargo. A steamboat met tbe
slaveshlp during tbe nlgbt. nnd the
negroes were transferred in order to
avoid the custom house officials. Captain Foster set his vessel on fire and
passed through Mobile without being
detected. Tbe government authorities
bunted for him for months, but he
eluded them until the close of tbe war,
when be retired from tbe sea.
Tlppla* the Batcher.
Did you ever buy your own eteeks
and get the worst In the shop nearly
every time? An old friend bns had
that misfortune, nnd he Is always willing to pay two or three cents more a
pound than any other customer. Having listened calmly to bis tale of woe,
I Inquired If be bad acquired the
practice of tipping tbe butcher. Tipping tbe butcher? No! He thought
It was a sufficient tip to offer the
two or three cents more a pound.
"That offer." 1 tried to explain, "goes
to the proprietor direct, or bis block
man thinks yon nre trying to make a
thi?!' of hlin by Inducing him to hold
out for himself tbe extra price. It will
never work.
Must say to your cutter: "See here,
old chap. I've been dissatisfied wltb
rriy steaks for some time. Come out
nnd take a drink, and tell me how to
select good meat.* He's too busy.
Then slip a dime Into his hand and
say. 'Have a glass of beer when you
get out.' or a quarter nnd sny. 'Have a
smile wltb me when you have time.'
Repeat this performance and presently
jour steaks nre the delight of borne.
In the busiest private market In New
York It Is the rule to tip the butchers.
You enn get nothing fit to eat without It."
Nothing Conies of It.
"You may fay whni you like," began
Mi*. Htarvem argumentative'**,
"Wi' nay. but We'll never get It here."*
grata bled the discontented bonnier sotie
•.nss*.   ('iiihnlie Siuiiilnril ansl Times.
Not an Bdacated Das.
In the "Floresta Espanola" ef Mel-
chlor dc Santa Cruz the author bas an
anecdote of Cardinal Pedro Gonealcs.
Thnt prelate noticed that one of the
priests In bis retinue, a Blscaynn, carried a short sword nnder bis cloak.
The cardinal reproved blm aud told
hlin thnt it was wrong for a cleric to
carry arms. Thc Blscnyan replied thnt
be carried tbe weapon to defend himself if he were attacked by a dog. The
cardinal said that In cale he saw a dog
running at blm he should begin to recite from the gospel of SL John. The
priest acknowledged that this was a
good way. but held to the dagger, "because there are some dogs wbo Uo not
understand Latin."
., Tw* Wars of WrltUsr.
Mrs. Blbbs-.l declare! You men can't
write a letter unless you have a regular desk and office chair and big blotting pad and I don't know wbat all.
Mr. Bibbs—Yes, and a woman may
liavq a $200 writing dealt, with everything to mutch, and yet she'll sit down
ou a stool and write ou an old book.
The Red Fin*.
The red button and tbe red flag have
been the emblem of labor and revolution for moro than 8,000 years. In the
ancient world the favorite colors of the
aristocracy were white and astro blue,
while red was plebeian. Minerva and
Ceres, the goddesses of labor nnd agriculture, were always represented ns
dressed ln flaming red, and the banners of the Greek and Roman trade
unions were of the same color. The red
(lag nowhere in antiquity meant ferocity and slaughter, but rather typified
the fact that all men, whether slaves
or masters, bad ln their veins tbe same
blood and in their nature the same humanity.
But in the frequent servile wars of
Italy and Greece the red flag gradually
became the emblem not of labor, but of
revolt At one time wben the rebellious slaves and gladiators under Spar-
tacus defeated three Roman armies the
red flag was on the point of supplanting the eagle ln the Imperial city Itself.
It Is related that the labor soldiers
were so fanatically devoted to their
flag that lt was the custom of their
generals when ln battle to hurl It far
Into the enemy's ranks and so compel
Its devotees to rn«b forward and recover it
Made Bare of the Pie.
A young girl wbo carried ber dinner
wns observed to ent ber pie lirst. When
asked why. she replied. "Well. If there's
anything left lt won't be the pie. will
It now?"
The typical Moro Is never unnrmeil.
He lights equally well ou foot, on
horseback, In Ills Meet war canoe or In
tbe svater, for be swims like a. fish nnd
illws like a penguin.
Before the ills.nvery of BUgftf drink!
were sweetened with honey.
A Bad JsisIb-*.
Seme years ago King Edward VII,
then Prince of Wales, was a guest at
a country bouse in England, and, picking up a sporting paper in tbe billiard
room one morning, was soon deep lu
Its contents. A clergyman, also a
guest noticed this, and, sidling up,
asked in a tone that was meant to
carry reproof, "Is your royal highness
really interested In tbat paper?"
Tbe prince glanced around. "I never
read anything I do not feel Interested
In," he remarked.
The clergyman, though, would not be
denied. "Do you know, your royal
highness, tbat one of my friends bns
lost hundreds of pounds by betting on
horse racing and has never won anything?" he asked.
"Well," said the prince as he turned
to another column, "he must have been
a very bad judge of horseflesh."
"Sare He From My Friends."
This saying Is commonly attributed
to Voltaire, who at Ferney when pestered by professions of Insincere friendship said, "I pray God to deliver me
from my friends; I will defend myself
from my enemies."
The thought however, Is attributed
by tbe French to Marshal Villars,
while Kant discovers lt ln an Italian
proverb, and a German collection ot
proverbial wisdom gives lt In a modified form. . Antigonus, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, offered
sacrifice that the gods might protect
him from his friends and at the same
time declaring, he could look after his
enemies himself. Churchill has something of the Idea ln the lines:
Greatly bis toes hesdrssaila. but moat his friends;
lie kuits tha moat wbo Urlakly commends.
Meaaarln* Tear Han.
Pat this In yoor pipe and smoke It:
There is always some chap smarter
than tbe chap yon think Is tbe smartest
on earth—meaning yourself. You nre
a wonderful Judge of human nature,
but don't measure your man too confidently, for 99 times In 100 you'll find
tbe suit doesn't flL Never play favorites. Tbe lightweight today. In your
measurement, will be tbe heavyweight
tomorrow. Old friends, tike old wine,
will tn the end prove best Never go
back on an old friend unless you have
plenty of money well Invested. Pos-
sessed of a big bank account and
flushed wltb success—the mischief take
friends,   old   and   new!-
The Rector's Prophecy.
A party of gentlemen, including Professor Bnlley and Rector Roberts, a
divine widely celebrated for his wit
and tbe audacity of his puns, were
crossing tbe campus of a well known
university.
The reverend gentleman, commenting on the fact of his recent elevation
to the greater dignity and the assumption of the more resounding title of a
canon of tbe church, exclaimed. "And
now tbat I am a canon I suppose I
sball be a bigger bore than ever."
Early  Silk  Weavers.
Among the encouragements offered to
sill- weavers during the first century of
tbe existence of this industry In Lyons
wns exemption from military service
arid taxation. Bo rapid was Its development thnt In 1050 the weavers numbered 18,000, or 00,000 with offillatcd
pursuits.  	
la Print.
"I saw your name In print tho ether
dny," snld one man to another who
wns very fond of notoriety.
"Where?" asked the other ln a tremor of excitement
"In the directory."—Exchange.
Two neeords.
Tho world's record for skinning fish
Is lis-l In Gloucester, Mans. The world's
record for sklnniug lambs held ln
Wall street, New York.
English Roads.
After tbe abandonment of Britain
by the Romans the roads fell Into disuse nnd bridle paths formed the only
means of communication. Not until
the sixteenth year of Charles II—that
Is, 1070—was tiny systematic effort
m.'iile to Improve the rends of England.	
The Topae.
Tho word topnz comes from tbe
Greek verb signifying to guess. Tbe
Jewel was brought from the east anil
reported to have come from nn Islnitil,
and men guessed at the location of the
Isle   which   produced  such  beautiful
CfOMr.
FIRST BOOK PRINTED
MEXICO   CLAIMS   THE   HONOR   FOR
THE AMERICAN  CONTINENT.
The Snceess and the Disasters That
Attended the Establishment of
PrlnllUK Tliroojjliont the Vast Extent of This Country.
The first printing press on the American continent was set up in the City of
Mexico in the sixteenth century. So
much is known regarding the commencement of the art preservative In the western world, but when details are looked
for different accounts and conflicting
statements are found. One author claims
that the first Spanish viceroy of Mexico,
Antonio de Mendosa, who went to that
country in 1535 and who was distinguished for his devotion to literature,
established a printing house some years
before 1 551, and that the printer employed by him, whose name was Joannes
Paulas Brisscnsius of Lombardus, a native of Brescia, Italy, was the first man
to handle type In America. For a time
one of bis books, a folio volume executed
in 1540, was cited as the first book printed on this continent. Another snd perhaps more correct version Is that printiug
was first established in Mexico by the
Spanish missionaries, and the fact seems
to be established thut under their auspices a book, one mutilated copy of which
is still In existence in a private library in
Madrid, was printed in 1540 by Julian
Cromberger, who died about 1544 and
who was in all probability the first printer in America.
It is quite certain that the printing
press was actively employed in Mexico
■n less than a century after the new art
became generally known in Europe and
for nearly a century before a printing
press was introduced into the present
limits ot the United States. The second
American city In which a printing office
was established was Lima, Peru, where
a work designed to assist the priests In
the study of the language of the natives
appeared In 1580.
At Cambridge, Mass., as Isaiah Thomas asserts, ln January, 1030, printing was
first performed in that- part ot North
America which extands from the gulf of
Mexico to the frozen ocean.
The beginning of the work of this first
printing office in our country was a sorrowful one. Rev. Jesse Glover, through
whose exert!3ns the press had been secured and who contributed largely to tbe
purchase, died upon his voyage to the
new world, and his sons bad afterward
to sue their stepfather for the possession
of tbe press. This primitive establishment was subject to the authority ot
Cambridge college, the president of
which was censor of the press and responsible for all publications until special licensees were appointed by law in
1652, the press never being enfranchised
In Massachusetts nntil as late as 1755.
One Green became the second printer
In the United States. Three hundred
acres of land were granted him in 1058,
but Mr. Green, it would appear, could
not find a suitable location for bis grant
nntil 1067, when It is recorded that 800
acres of land were laid out to Ensign
Samuel Green of Cambridge, printer, ln
the wilderness on the north of Merrimac
river.
In 1G59 an Indian boy taught at the
charity school of Cambridge to read and
write English was apprenticed to Samuel
Green and took upon himself subsequently tbe name of James tbe Printer, or
James Printer. He printed EUbt's Indian Bible, the first copy of tne sacred
Testament made in tbls country. He
rendered such efficient service on this
work tbat Eliot said be "had but one
man, namely, the Indian prioter. that
was able to compose the sheets snd correct the press with understanding." A
copy of the Indian Bible Is to be seea ia
the National museum.
The negro appears first in an American
printing office under the direction of one
Thomas Fleet, who (led to this country
for refuge from tbe rogo ot an insensate
London mob. In Boston he established
a printing house wltb the sign ot the
Heart and Crown, and here his sons succeeded him in the business, although with
tbe advent of antiroyal feeling tbe stgu
was changed to the Heart aad Bible.
Fleet owned several negroes, one of
whom be taught not only to work tbe
press, but to set type as well. He found
ipecial profit in printing small books for
children and popular ballads, and such
publications were rendered more attractive by tbe wood engravings cat for
them by the negro artist. Ca-sa- and
I'ompey, sons of this negro, also became
printers and remained In tbe office of
their master's sons.
Tbe first firmly established newspaper
In North America appeared in'1704, but
full 14 years previous to tbls date one
number of a newspaper had been published In Boston, which was Instantly
suppressed by the authorities. To the
publisher, Richard  Harris, this appears
to have been no novel experience, for hs
had in his native land been fined for selling a Protestant petition during Kin-
Charles' reign and had also come to grief
through printing a book with the revolt.
tlonary title of "English Liberties." Be!
sides, he was once set In the pillory, on
which occasion hla wife Is recorded to
have stood by him to defend him sgahut
tbe attentions of the mob.
Boston was early distinguished ss tha
borne of letters. James Franklin, oo
older brother ot Benjamin, established l|
1721 a periodical which he made the
organ of a company of literary gentlemen whose common characteristic seems
to have been total disagreement with
each other. The object of (he journal
was ultra revolutionary In tendency, being generally to ehow the world the
events ot the day by assaulting all established beliefs and conventional manners
and customs. Attacks were leveled in-
discriminate^ at the British government,
tbe preachers and finally Inoculation. The
Sged Puritan minister. Increase Mather,
protested publicly against the Iniquity of
tbe vile Conrant and warned its subscribers against being "partakers ln other
men's sins." James Franklin was put in
Jail for a month and forbidden to print
or publish the Courant or any pamphlet
or paper of the like nature except it be,
first supervised, and be was finuliy obliged to leave Boston, like his brother Benjamin, and Journey to a more liberal
minded community.
Romano* rs la Mode,
"I shall be at tbe opera tonight," he
wrote. "1 can bear the suspense no longer. If you love me, wear a red rose.
If 1 may no longer hope, then let It be a
white rose."
That night she wore a yellow rose.-
BmartSet.
A Secret Grief. a
Ksd-p weirs s minbunt on her breut, ,i
But She's not btppj—not
ft* bauble cost, b* it etmtttt.
Jut tblity cents or S
...ssicdni Monkey Famine oC ISO*.
The donkey famine In HSil.H wag one
of the strangest scarcities that ever befell Britain. One cannot wit donkeys,
Inn the dearth of tbem en used a terrl*
bit* lot of Inconvenience nud ss-ut ibe
price of Neddy up to a prohibitive sum.
There was an epidemic of disease
among the donkeys of the towns, especially those animals bt'lmlglng to noor
people. This so thinned out tbe donkey
roll --nil tbat thi'se useful beasts became scarcer than tliey were ev>r
known to be. It useil to be said that
no one has evej- seen a dead donkey,
Inn the proverb was broken that year-
there were anil quantity, The price
of a good donkey jumped from fii or
£7 to £12 within three weeks, and soon
donkeys were scarcely to be hail at nIL
Costers and other donkey owner!
In lil meetings to discuss tbe situation,
but the price rose to t\h and many a
poor man was Forced to pay It. It was
the worst year on record for coster*
mongers. Nobody knows to whnt price
the donkeys would have rlseu. but an
enterprising tlrm of shippers Imported
some big freights of donkeys from
.Spain. These ssdd like Wildfire, nnd
In a fortnight the donkey trails* waa at
Its old level. .Meanwhile the eoiuitry
districts had been emptiest of donkeys
tsi supply fhe town—London Answers.
theTrcjyal BOX.
Queen Alexandra, wife of the new
British sovereign, bns from girlhood been
an accomplishes! musician and soms
years ago received from Trinity college,
1 )tt hi in, the degree of doctor of music.
Queen Victoria received about *120,-
000,000 from the British nation in pny-
meut of her official salary. This would
make nbo-jt 1.70 tons of sold iu English
sovereigns, or more than two tous of gold
for each year of ber reign.
According to the Rotterdam correspondent of the London Express, tbe national present for Queen Wilhelmiua,
which hnd hitherto been kept a grent secret, will tnke the form of u new crown,
and £20,000 hns been subscribed.
One result of the accession of King
Ed ward is to elevate bis eldest daughter,
the Duchess of Fife, to tbe position of
princess royal of England. The title is
of no grent practical value, except tli.it
tbe holsler of it is included within the
provisions ngninst treason thnt guard the
persons of the sovereign and of the
Prince nnd Princess of Wules.
Queen Marguerit** Is writing ths
"'Il'itne Life of King Humbert" nnd i«
collecting nil the correspondence which
ever passed between tbem. for the kiiilt
nevs-r destrsiyesl n letter or telegram that
he received from her. She is also collect*
ing nil the prints anil engravings of th*
king uud herself whenever tbey were to*
gi'ther st any ceremony, public and private.
Dr. Chase Makes Friends
of Hosts of Women
By Curing Their Peculiar Ills—Dr. Chase'.s Nerve Food
a Surprising Restorative for Pale, Weak,
Nervous Women.
As a result of much conflnemt'nt
within doors, and iho consuq.unt
lacl. of fresh air and li'tlthiul oxrv-
cisu, most women not only loso much
In figure and complexion, t'lst also
suffer mure nr less from serious bodily dofangenn nts as tho result of thin.
watery blond and exhausted nervous
system.
Mtsro thun nine-tenths of tho cases
of diseases peculiar to women uro directly due to a weakened condition of
the nerves", and can be cured thoroughly and permanently by. taking
mild outdoor exercise, .'breathing
plenty sif pure, fresh air and using
Dr. Chase's Nerve Footl to form now
blsiosl and revitalize the depleted nervous system,
It takes time to build up the >j*s-
tem anew, to fill tho shrivelled arteries with new, rich blood, restore tho
wasted nerve colls, and rpnew the activities of the bodily organs, but tho
persistent use of Dr. Chart's Nervo
Footl will acroinpllHh thor-o results
and bring health and happiness to
weak,  nervous and suffering womon.
Mre. Chas. H. Jones, Plereeton,
Que., writes: "Foi yaani I havo been
ft great sufferer with my heart   and
nerves. I would take shaking spcl's-
nnd a dizzy, swimming fueling would
como over me. Night after night I
would never close my eyes, and m.V
head would mho as though It would
burst. At last I had to keep to my
bed, and though my doctor attended
me from fs.ll until spring, his niedi-
cino did not help me. I havo no"*
taken live, boxes of Dr. Chaso's Nerve
Food, and it has dono me more go"d
than I over bulieved a modlcino could
do. Words fall to expreaS my grii»
tudo for the wntaderful euro brought
about by this treatment.''
Mrs. Margaret Iron, Tower Hill. *^'
D., writes: "Dr. Chaso's Nervo Food
has dono mo a world of good. I was
ao weak that I could not walk twUe
the length of tho houso. Since uslni*
Dr. Chase's Norve Food I havo been
completely 'restored. I can walk «■
injlo without an*, lncdnvnnle"in'
Though 76 yi'afa'ISId-'atid! qufte fleshy.
I do my own houSewbi ft, and cott-id-
erable sowing, knitting anil read'".**
besides. Dr. Chase's Nerve Footl bM
proved of inestimable valuo to ii|n
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, BO cents »
box, at all doalcm, or Edmanson,
Dates & Co., Toronto. :•*. :
The Drill.
SLOGAN,   BIUTISH
'•*s»J
COLUMBIA.
EXHIBITION -. AI-TRAiJTIO^Ss
[.■ w. Hewbaeh,-gs-neralmaTiafrer r*r
tho Winnipeg Industrial cxhibitio •
w|io hns been in the'east lor the lasi.
three weeks, in connection with' <at-
t ruction feature*" owl other business,
luis returned to Winnipeg. Mr. Heu-
liiuli is quite enthusiastic over the
prospects' of this year's exhibition.
On Using,, questioned as to his suc-
Cosb in securing a desirable list of
Attractions, *he replied: ,"I found
thnt really..-.,■'.good attractions were
extremely scarc-e itod.lhifcrd to secure,
owing to tho fact that a large num-
•jjr nf the performers will be euglaK-
t<j nt. tlio Pan-American fair this sea-
Bon; Isut despite these adverse circumstances, I consider that the nu-
clsiis. at any rate, of one of the most
excellent programmes of attractions
ever seen In this country has been
-ot together."
Among tho attractions secured are
the following :
Tlio four Lockhart educated ele-
phantt from, the Crystal palace, Lon-
dun. England. They give ono a powerful revs'lation as to the extent to
which animals can be trained.
Chnrles March, the bicyrling wonder, who rides up a chute 150 feet
in length"; and down 90 feet, when
the chute breaks abruptly, and the
riris*r dives-40 feet into a tank of
water:
Jean P. Welts-man. and his sister,
Mile. Weitzman, high wire artists.
The Faust family of acrobats.
Frank La MomJue, an eccentric
gymnastic, clown, and several other
of tho best variety artists on tho
continent will  be in attendance.
The pyrotechnic* will comprise the
Siege of Tien Tsin, and wil! be one
of the most fantastis and brilliant
s-xhlbitiotte of fireworks ever wit-
nis-sed.     .'■
■ I       '.        ■    -     **»     ,       II     II
Port Mulgrave, June' 5,  1897.
C. C. lUCHARDS sfc Co.
Dear SirB.—MINABD'S LINIMENT
is my remedy for colds, etc. It is tho
best liniment I have ever used.
MRS. JOS-UAH IIAHT.
A dsillar in tire hand is worth two
in si will.
Never    contradict a    woman when
she is abusing her husband.
No finally living in a bilious" country
(should be without l'axmelsje's Vegetable
mils. A few ds>es taken now snd then will
step the liver active, cleanse the stomach
hum all bilious) matter and prevont ugue.
Mr.J.L. l'rwe, Shoals. Martin Cu.. Ind.,
write-: "I have tried a box of Parmelee's
I'-..- nnd find them the best mssdicine 'or
Fs isr and Ague I have ever used."
Fine featherB may not    moke   fine
birds,  but they make soft pillows.
There's honor      among thlevs*s—es-
pecially when they hnrig to-gother.
S0Z0D0NTT00TH POWDER 25c
A Paetsslatress General.
Few people hare ever heard of a postmistress general, bnt oa. did exist and ae
long ago as the early part of the eighteenth century. The Countess Gildenlore,
sr Dorothea Krag aa she was known officially, waa a Dane, and she filled the office of postmistress general In her native
land trom 1708 to 1711. Her methods
were somewhat crude, bat from them
have sprung thc present postal system of
that country, which art perhaps th.
Id tha world.
Move Yosr Bed Proas t*so Wall.
Among the rates given by a physician
to promote longevity is one forbidding
tbo placing; of tho bed against tho wall,
lays tha Jacksonville Times-Union and
Citizen. This Is In accord with th.
-•lvii-e of another scientist, who demon-
•trsti'd some time ago that the layer of
•ir within a,few inohes of the wall ef
'lie -iverngo bedroom, with no ventilator
bnt il.,, window, Is not disturbed by that
draft.
Another Prophecy,
, -An assemblage of bloomer clad ladles
nlniil'together on Jan. 1, 1851, in New
^ ork. Bpaachn wero delivered and
propbedM nimli* that the ItOOBd half of
the century would witness tbe cinancipa-
lissii of woman nnd lhe reform sif her
"'i"'-" nnd that before the eighteen hlin-
. «ir-*.i-_ hn.l nm.si.it tin' petticoat would be
"iniiTsillv slH'd. The prophocjr hiu not
i*s-s.n units* fulsilli'd.
ShitolTs
Consumption
Cure
cures coughs and colds at
once. We don't mean that it
relieves you for a little while
—-it cures. It. has been doing
this for half a century. It has
saved hundreds of thousands
of lives. It will save yours if
you give it a chance.
" I ciiikIsitI sssvl siN-d cvollnuoiinl)* sjjulsl
urn ssiirinl io bn»l'ii*«t, Osjs* bosilo u| Shllsjti
•tiM'twd Its. coisgli nnsi rctM-ed rtc la's rtlrst
health;
J. J. TAOOART, Tssss.ulo.
.Shtlsh's llo-ssssinri|itlssii Cure lis ni.lsl hr ...<
fji-UKSl.lii lss tlwusft.liss. itsssl Dulles! !>•>!»« at
■ •"». "M'si, 41.00 n Isirttls.   In (lr«i»i'» i*t»le
I        «„■ "J, *d • "•*• 8'*.. ""s'l ••• esl    A nrlntsii
L _      .*;"**«'ii»esri***H./ .will, „very isoltls*..    If you
f "ll^pGfcWGv^,,r""'" ■Bd-
fc,i_rl,«'>"llluisiristfd bnols nn Csiisisunijillon.   Ss
"ii-oui csiti to yuu. li, C. Walls A (Jo., Toroal*
MR. (MIN BETTER.
Prominent   Quebec    Gentleman is
Cured of Kidney Disease.
i-ssll.ssvs.il Hie Advice «>i nu Aslvurtlssemrnt
ami Seoul esl Hs-huHk so BtstUiHCtory
thst lie ins* Given Ills own TeHtlmonlal
"for Publication.
Point   Im Pic,    Quebec,   May 6.—■
(Special)—Henry Gagnon is better.
j This ftanounceinent   will be hailed
with  pleasure toy hia   many friends,
who knew of his long illness.
For years, Mr. Gagnon has suffered
with Kidney Complaint. What he
has endured is beyond description.
Everything ho tried failed to euro
him.
He had read many advertisements
of how people were cured of Kidney
Complaint by the use of Dodd's Kidney Pills, and at last determined to
make one more try. Happily for Mr.
Gagnon, he had at last found the
sovereign remedy for all Kidney Complaints.   Now he is well.   He says :
"I have used Dodd's Kidney Pills,
and although at first I had little
faith, I am happy to say that now I
am completely cured of Kidney Corn-
plaint. Dodd's Kidney Pills are a
grand medicine, and I shall always
recommend them to those who may
be suffering as I was."
There have been many kidney medicines offered for sale in this province from time to time. Some have
failed to even relieve, a few others
havo given temporary relief, but only
one has cured permanently and completely every case of Kidney trouble,
and that one is Dodd's Kidm*** Pills.
There seems to be no case of lliieu-
inivtis , Lumbago, Sciatica, Kidney,
Bladder or Urinary Trouble, that
this wonderful medicine will Bit immediately relieve, and permanentlv
cure, and Mr, Gagnbn's wonderful
restoration amply proves the truth
of this statement.
Dodd's Kidney Pills are the only
remedy known to Science that has
eve* cured Bright's Disease, Diabetes
or Dropsy.
Sweet are the uses of adversity ;
but sour are the uses of asperity.
Ancestors of Urn resemble potatoes—
the best of them are under ground.
Ask for Minard's nl take ho other.
Never judge a man by his coat. Ho
may have borrowed it for tho occasion.
Charity covers a multitude of sins,
and tailors cover a multitude of sinners.
OAN RECOMMEND IT.—Mr. Enos Born,
berry, Tusscarsim. writes: "I am pleased to
say that Da. Thomas' Ectuctno Oil is all
that you claim it to be, as we have been
using it (or years, both internally and externally, and have always received benefit from
its use. It is our family medicine, and I take
great pleasure in recommending it."
It is not necessary for a man to
be poor to be honest, but sometimes
it seems necessary for a man to be
poor if ho is honest.
Where ni I get some of Holloway's Oora
Ourc? I wsu» entirely cured of my corns by
this remedy and I wi.-h eonie more of it for
8if friends.    So writes Ma. J. W. Knows,
hiesgo.
It mny be mora bleapid to give
than to receive, but with most people this is only a dress parade theory. .     .
lie—"Why do girls spend so much
time nnsi money on drees?"
She (candidly)—"To interest the
men and worry other girls."
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by loriil *uplis*Btton«. a* theyoannot reach th.
(Uks-iu*. si portion of Ibe ear. Tin rs* In only on.
way to cure si, afn<-<«, nusl that ia tiy oonMltu-
tloual remidlra Di v uoss-. lis cnusssxt by aa In-
named condition "of the mucous lining of tha
taitachlan tubs*. When thi* tubs* yet is Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or !ui|ierfect
hnsrlng, and when it Ih entirely closes, ds-afni'M
Is tbe result, and unlessa the Infljunnnstlnn caa
be taken out and this tulse rratoresl to Its normal condition. bearing will be deatroved forever; ninn rsusi'i out ssf tea are otssiMd by car
tarrh, whlt'li la nothing but an Inflamed oon-
dition of the mucous "urfnrea.
Wa will give Oue Hundred Dollars for any
case of nenfnesa (caused liy eatarrb) that caa
not lie cured liy Hall's Uaiarrh Car*, bend for
•irsularss, trot. _
F. 3  CHENEY ft CO., Toledo, 0.
Bold by Drugging, the
b.ll a Fatullj Villa are the tsesst.
RICH, RED BLOOD.
ABSOLUTELY    NECESSARY    TO
HEALTH AND STRENGTH.
Throujru the Hlood l?very Organ, Every
Nerve ansl Kvery Tisisus- lis tlse Hody ts
Nourished—If she Hlood la Impure Uia-
s-issm- Talis--. I'oHHS'ssissu of lhe Nynti-iu.
If you want to be well take care of
the blood..The blood iB aptly termed
the vital fluid, and it is through it
that every organ and every tissue of
the body is nourished. If the blood
becomes impoverished the entire system is in danger of abreakdown, and
what is termed anaemia, general debility, or even consumption, may be
the result. Prudent people occasionally take a tonic for tho purpose of
keeping the blood pure, but tho unwell are those to whom this article
is chisslly valuable, as it will point
out an easy and speedy means to renewed health. Mrs. Joseph Herbert,
who keops a grocery at the corner of
St. Germain and Hermoine streets,
St. Sauveur, Que., tells the following
story of broken health and renewed
vigor: "I suffered for many months,"
said Mrs. Herbert, "from an impoverished condition of the blood,
coupled with extreme nervousness. I
waa very pale and felt languid and
indisposed to exertion. A dizzy sensation on arising quickly from a
chair, or coming downstairs, often
troubled me. Thc least exertion
would leave me almost out of breath
and my heart would palpitate violently, while at other times I would
feel a smothering sensation. Often
my face and arms would swell and
puff, and tho arms become almost,
useless. I doctored more or less for
thc trouble, but did not get any real
benefit until I began the use of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills. I had been using the pills only a few weeks when
I found myself growing stronger and
better in every way. I continued
taking the pills for nearly three
months—for I was determined the
cure would be thorough—but sometime before 1 discontinued using
them I felt in better health thop I
hud enjoyed for years before. Aly
Bleep is now healthful and refreshing,
my appetite excellent, and I feel
equal to almost any exisrtion. I feel
that I owe all this to Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, and it will always give
me pleasure to recommend them."
It is the mission of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills to make rich, red blood,
nourish tho nerves, tissues and various organs of the body, and thus by
reaching the root of the trouble drive
diss3ase from the system. Other medicine* act only upon the symptoms of
tho disease, and when such medicines
are discontinued the trouble returns
—often in an aggravated form. If
you want health and strength be
sure you got the genuine with the
full name "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People" on the wrapper
around every box If your dealer
cannot supply you the pills will be
ss-nt post paid at 50 cents a box,
or six boxx*e for $2.50, by addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Drockvill*,  Ont.
She—That was such a funny story
you told me yesterdtiy about a donkey,  Mr. ('riggs.
He—Do you think so?
She—Yes, indeed, after this whenever I see a donkey it will remind
me of you.
00LI0 AND KIDNEY DIFFICDLTT.-
Mr. J. W. Wilder. J. P.. Lefargeville, N.Y..
writes: "I am subject to severe attacks of
Colic and Kidney Difficulty, and find Parmelee's Pills affsird me (jreat relief, while ml
oiher remedies havo failed. They are the
bswt medicine I havo ever used." In fHct so
grent is the power of this msxlicine to detinue
aad purify, that dic-easee of nlmust every
nume and nature are driven frum the busiy.
Man proposes, and the girl sends
him arsuind to pupa to see if he up-
poses.
let; miiarivs liihmeit in toe msi.
I.sive'n  Mii|i|iiiM-*d   liliiidiipts  hns ri>wt
the K'iis s'siiiiputiioH many a ilnlliir.
OVER THE OCEAN.
It Is the prevuilinu opinion among con-
tlnsntal obatrrtrs that Austria Is nhout
to be disrupted, with the Immediate remit of fevering the connection with Hungary.—Unltimore Suu.
The affair dreg* nlong dtinc-'roiialy In
Peking, n tnetince to the psMCe of the nations Involvcii nnd littls* less thnn a senn-
iliil to our bsinatesl civilizntissn mui sense
of right nnd justice.—New York llirnld.
Will the Itritlisli emperor try to ti-neb
hits ni'phcw how to l>s- un stnpefor without lis'liit,' n isoldicr. or will tlie (ierinnn
emperor try to tract) his unci* liow to be
nn emperor nnd a soldier?—St. Louis
Pimt-DiK|uitsh.
Tlie iilvotrtdgt sif nn alliance li.t***rcn
Btigliofl nnd Ucruinty U that the former
supplements the splendid army of tlu* lot*
ter with liiT imwiifiil i'"s't, thus forming
ti s'oi"initialion trio Toiiniilnbli* to tu'riiMhly
nttttf-kctl hy nny power or alliance. — I'sli-
liiiiuiv Aiiii'lii'iili.
Ils-nslv to Neunllnl*.
IIst Kiithi'i-— You hnve Iss'fii pnyitijj nt-
ts*ntlonfs to my daughter, Vou haven't proposed yit J
Hiss I.oiilMilp--.\'ot yet, sir.
Her Knthet—Now. I«-t un come rlclit
,1oimi to liiisinetsH. What will you tnUe
not to proposs..?—Hioolilyn Life.
Ill- Woll LUcsl,
"Does your new ollice clock give satisfaction V"
"Yes; It ks-eps such unreliable time
thnt tha clerks conin nnd go as they
pleasa."—Chlcugo Uecord
Brido fws*oping'— You romplnin
about the meals already, nnsi I
thought ysiu might at least clssss* one
eye to thc conkiiif; the first monlii
pre were mnrriid.
The Hungry Husband—My dear, l
havo    clsisisl  luilli     eyes,  but  things
There are so many onngh medlolnes he
ths market that lt is sometimes dlffloun
to tell whloh to buy; but It we had a
eough, a oold or any allllctlsin of tba
throat or lungs, wo would try Dickie's
Antl-Cousumptlve Syrup. Those who
bars used lt think lt Is far ahead of all
other preparations recommended for suoh
ooniiilnlnta. The little folks like lt aa lt
aa pleasant as syrnp.
THE DEADLY COBRA.
Superstition   would soon die    out
if It  hnd few nurses to minister    to
its  wants.
He who is unwilling to (ill a place
lie is fitted for will find no place fitted for him.
iiubd'S union is used by rnysiciau.
Women as a rule are willing tJ
shut up wfcfs. esoney gets ready to
talk.
The new theatre In Paris, Prance,
Is Hiiisl to bo the lnrgest in tlie worlsl
—it covers In nil about three acres.
MINARD'S UKIMFsNT Lii-iiiem..'. Friend.
The in:\v llritish coiiimiiiuli i'dn-chiof
in India, Sir Power l'nliner, is nn
tmmetiss* mnn, (i feet 1 in. in height,
unsl la familiarly known In AiiRlo-ln-
4isn circles as "Long P."
fftrenta buy Mntlier ClrnvsV Worm E*.
trrmtniitor becnufso they know It In n fisfe
nn slii'lne for tholr chlldron and an effestiml
SXpalln of vvssrms.
It Is snld that the vertlenl style of
wilting hns been abiuislsuiisl by tht
Tsitonto school auMi'irllles as lin-
pructi^u'ile.
Ws»w Tenoasoas Crenture Is Handle!
by Hindoo Snake Charmers.
The creaturea were on the defensive,
but not one of them attempted to
strike at tbe master, who sat serenely
ln front of them, so long as he did
nothing to annoy tbem. Kullan talked
to them aa if they were his dearest
friends. After a time one or the other
of them would lower Its head, collapse
its hood and begin to try to wriggle
away. Whereupon Kullan would give
tt a smart little rap on the tall with
his stick and bring it Instantly to attention again. Whether this man possessed any special magic over these cobras or whether tbe description given
below of how he could handle and play
with them was simply due to his method I cannot say. He himself repudiated tbe idea of magic and asserted positively tbat any one who bad the necessary nerve and dexterity could do
exactly the same.
He used Bo reed Instrument or music of any kind to propitiate tbe reptiles. He would simply squat on his
haunches ln front of them, and, after
they had been hissing and swaying
their uplifted heads backward nnd forward for a few minutes, be raised bis
hands above their heads and slowly
made them descend till they rested on
the snakes' beads. He then stroked
them gently, speaking all the time in
tbe most endearing Hindoostanee
terms. Tbe serpents appeared spellbound. They made no effort to resent
tbe liberty, but remained quite still,
with beads uplifted, and seemed rather
to enjoy It Presently his hands would
descend down the necks about three
Inches below the beads, his fingers
would close loosely around £he necks,
and he would lift them off tbe ground
and place them on his shoulders. The
looseness of the grip appeared to be
the main secret. The snakes, being In
no way hurt, would then slowly crawl
through his Angers and wind themselves round his neck, his shoulders
and his arms. They appeared to realize tbat no barm was to be done them,
and they made uo effort to resent
the handling. He would pick them
gently off one arm aud place them oil
the other and, In fact, stroke them and
pet them as If they had been a pair
of harmless worms.
A TIGRESS WITH A GRUDGE.
■he Gets Furious at Sight ot a Keeper "Who Once Beat Her.
There Is a lean tigress in the Central
park menagerie who spends a part of
the day beating her bead against tbe
Iron bars of ber cage ln a vain attempt
to spring upon one of tbe keepers.
Ordinarily tbe animal is quiet enough.
It Is only when this keeper passes
that she ceases to be a purring cat and
becomes a fiend Incarnate. Tbe otber
morning tbe tigress was ln an extremely bad temper. When her fancied enemy stuck a mop ln through tbe bars
to clean ber cage, she sprang at blm.
growling In thunderous bass. Nearly
everybody In tbe crowd stepped back
Involuntarily. Tbe keeper placed an
Iron bar In tbe cage at tbe great cat's
feet and went on with bis work, while
the animal snarled ln Impotent rage
and drew back ber upper lip over two
gleaming white fangs.
"She doesn't seem to be fond of you,"
ventured a bystander.
"No, there Isn't much love lost between us." replied tbe keeper. "Her
tantrums show that animals treasure
grudges lust like people. Tbat tigress
came here eight years ago. A day or
two after sbe arrived 1 bad to punish
her, and she has never got over It
She watches me all day out of the corner of her eye, and every time 1 go
by the cage she makes a Jump. 1 suppose she thinks she'll get me some
time. If she docs, I might as well say
goodby."
While the man talked the tigress
looked at blm with hate plainly stamped on her face. When he went away,
■be watched blm uutll be was lost to
view. Then she resumed her nervous
tramp, tramp.—New York Moil and
Express.
Profits Wm Fractions of Cents.
It Is most astonishing that trade
In these slays Is making its enormous
profits in the fractions of a cent In
ono of the cities of the country there
was a bank president wbo gave bis
millions for philanthropic purposes.
During his life, even on the days when
ho was almost too Infirm to walk, be
would trudge SRdly aad brokenly to
his homes. One dny a man met blm on
the street and suid:
"Why don't you take the ■treet car?"
He Instantly replied, "My dear
friend, do you appreciate the fact that
■ hundred dollars would hnve to work
half a week to pay that faro?"
And yet be gave two millions to a
library and another million to a hospital. That Is the aplrlt of modern
money asking. On the one hand It
gets the Millions through the fractions
of cents, and with the otber It spends
the millions without regard to dec!
mala
■enaraa «* ••nseeatlra Nanhors.
Squares of consecutive numbers, ns
0. l. _*. a, 4, etc.. may bo formed by the
simple rule: To the aquare of tbe preceding number add the preceding number aud tbe number Itself. Thus:
<r*-o
l«-0+0+l-l
_»-l+l+!-4
I*—l+t + 8-9
4**-0+8 + «-ie
The algebraic proof Is:
<s+l)*-x*-I-2i-f1
-x'+iKi+t)
—New York fiui
Our trret regular factory for manufacturing glnss was established nl
Temple. N. II.. In 17S0 nnd wns oper
■ted by Imported German glassiuakers
When you forget thero are others
*#eu are nearlug a burned bridge
W, ,.,34,
sfe
A  Great  Singer's  Sacrifices.
To be a great siuger requires many sacrifices.
Melba never allows herself any sweets,
although she is passionately fond of
sweet thingB.
Sembrich eschews pastries, but confesses to a frequent and intense longing
for things of this kind.
Nordica, while she does not absolutely
tuboo all sweets nnd rich dishes, has
allowed herself little indulgence in such
things since she became a singer.
Emma .''nines is very strict about her
diet and her daily life is laid out by
rules from which she seldom diverges, no
matter how great the temptation.
She never sees any one or reasls nny
letters or telegrams the day she is to
sing, either at a matinee or an evening
performance, and she never accepts nny
invitation for the evening before. Every
day, no matter how disagreeable the
weather, she goes for a walk.
Almost all singers remain indoors in
the morning, either resting or practicing,
and do not go out until after 2 o'clock.
Wine must be archied.
Calve once declared that she was pin-
li.g to stt down to a big, rich, hearty
workingman's dinner, where she could
et.t just whnt she wanted, without ever
having to think about consequences or
having any one remiud her that she had
a voice.
Patti has sacrificed everything to her
tfilcnt. "I owe the preservation of my
voice to the fact that 1 uever allow myself to forget that I am u ssinger." she
has said. "It is often inconvenient, but
it is the penalty I must pay for a great
gsft." 	
Han, Poor Man I
He cannot put a puff round his elbow
when bis slaves wear out.
His friends would smile it he disguised
a pair of frayed trousers with graceful
little shingle flounces.
He would likewise be guyed if he
sought to cover the ravage of a spark
fiom his cigar with an applique of evqp
tbe finest lace.
The poor thing must shave every other
day at the outside or pose as an anarchist.
He has to content himself with somber
colorings or be accused of disturbing the
peace.
He mny not wear flowers or ribbona ia
his hair, no matter how bald he becomes.
His heirs woqld have a guardian appointed should he take to lace trimmed
lingerie.
The feathers in his cap are as nothing
from the decorative standpoint
He may not take unto himself a lace
overskirt when his pearl trousers becomo
dingy.
He can't .edge his coat sleeve with a
fnll of lace to hide a scarred or maimed
hand.
A pink veil is out of the question, no
matter how muddy his complexion may
become.
As for covering up the stain made by
a careless waiter with a Jabot—no!
Moral: We're glad we're a helpless wo-
eian.—Philadelphia Ilecord.
""sot an Ideal Cnest.
An ideal hostess once had Rudyard
Kipling as guest for several days and, being of a literary turn of mind, wns nnt-
urally honored by the event. Naturally,
also, she wished to exhibit him, but this
the gentleman frowned upon, threatening
to leave the house if she so much as
mentioned his presence.
She swallowed her disappointment and
entertained her friends just as if thc peal
of the doorbell did not 6end the distinguished guest scurrying to his bedroom, to remain until the visitor had departed. At the termination of his visit
her tongue was loosened—she talked to
her heart'B content. Dut one-half of her
friends doubted the truth of her statements, because they did not uudcrstaud
the delicacy which compelled her to obey
the wishes of a guest. She was a true
hostess, but be was a surly guest, Inasmuch as It would not hurt him to nppcnr
for an hour to meet her friends, and the
set would hare given her an amount of
pleasure.—Pittsburg Dispatch.
Cheerfnl Homes.
Handsome furniture will not, unnisleil,
make a home cheerful. The charm of a
OQCy home rests principally with the
hciisekvcper. If she Is fortunate euoui:h
to have sunny, well llghtsd rooms her
task Is half ilom*.
ln apartments into which the sue arret
shines recourse must bo masle to various
devices to make up, so far as mny be,
for this grnve lack. A sunless room should
have bright furnishings. The walls should
be warmly tinted, the curtaius sliould give
n roseate glow to tho light that pusses
through them. An open fire always adds
biightaess aud an air ot comfort to thc
room.
An attractive room should not be too
orderly. A book left lying on the table,
a hit of needlework, an open piano mny
liulicnte the taste aud occupations of the
inmates without sng|.'cstiug that then Is
not a place for everything in thnt room.
There is such a thing as being too m-nt
sad orderly In a home for ths comfort
of tho lawintes.
He'd TlisssiKlit  All.silt  It.
"Hiiro you erer stuppfc] to think thnt If
ymi stopped smtiklug you would savs
enough money to buy n house nnd lot in
ihe couiM* sif leu years sir so?"
"Vis." iiiis\vci'|S|| Mr. Meeklnn, "but the
only object I'd bate in buying another
hi.iise would he In liars* n place whi're I
• s'.ilil  stnoki'   without   s|..illitii;  the  rugs
■ iinl Ineo cnriiilti" " -*sVit-li'in*tnn Shir.
in Boston.
Minerva-Ves. he ami 1 hnd a delight ful conVersntlon Inst night aud
the theme wns lovtl
Plana -Indeed?
Minerva-Yes. We were illsciiRslng
whether lore ts subjective or ob-
Jcctlve.-l'uck.
Don't despise little things. A quart
jug will hold moro liquor than tho
average man.
Tlie mill may be unable to grind
with the water that is past, but the
hand organ grinds the same old air
over and over again.
•FRAGRANT
§070P0NT
a pirfMt liquid dwitlfrlee for Hit
Teeth »»Mouth
NewSheSOZODONTLIQUID. 25c APC
S»Z0D0NTT00THP0wT)ER.ZSc J TV*
Urge LIQUID and POWDEK, 75c   %m li
At all Stores, or by Mad. for tho price.
HALL* RUCKEU New York.
None but the grave    deserves    tho
monument.
A woman laughs when she can and
weeps when sh3 will.
i ls<-  **|is-eo or  Hrttlsb  Hnllrviiys.
The high grade rates of the big railways in (*ri*at Britain are shown In a
tnlile pti'p.'ired by the Westminster
»"u;.i*!ft' There Is not n (10 miles nn
hour run in the lot. but the Caleslonhin
hs-uils tlie table with a 0'.) miles per
hour run from Forfar to Perth, dls-
tnnie 32*._ tulles. The Croat Northern
(vim** next as a north going line with
DTi.SJ r.'.iles from IVtershorougb to Kins*
bury i'ink. The biggi'St thlug tbe
sSouthwestsTU Uos's Is .14.3 miles from
Okehnmpton to Yeoforrl Junction—14%
miles' run In Ki mfllu'tes. The big
pfrcts of the (Jrs*:it Western are mnde
from rnsldlngton to Bath at 54.2 and to
l.itiiiilngion al lin* rale of M.3. Tbe
Miilinud hns a spurt from Kettering
to Nottingham at fsil.S. while Uie premier line, the London unsl Northwestern, enjoys nn historic run from Penrith to Crewe. 13S*4 mils*-*., at the rate
of •"''.) or a Journey ruu of 2 hours 17.
miuutea. . i
Too Mae I: For Tbem.
Bobbs—Old  man   Itncks doesn't seem*,
worried because his boy is in the- hansls
of kidnapers.   Seems to think they'll turn .
him loose without luusom.
Dobbs—Yes. You see, the lad is a boy
orator.—Baltimore A uierican.
 -iflr* .'
Fate's Little Fnsu      "* f j
The world stood aghast.
"Tbey are marrying in haste!" exclaimed the world in horror.
"Two more hasty puddings!" remarked
dire fate, sotio voce, and laughed with
extreme immoderation.—Detroit Journal.
ALUOOLKCAR00FIM
EtaDBuea.   10 years trial.   Ani
Repntattoa
for durability
years trial. A home Industry-
KiiCsiurage it. litWAKB of American Pnpsl
Felting, which cracks in our clhnate. For ana
pies ana testlmonislsappij to
VV. G. FONSECA, tSo'.o Agent.)
604 Main Street, WlNNirjfiO
Issuer ol' Marriage Licenses
I Supplies for all m»ke*j of -sewing machine-.
WHEELER & WILSON
M Pomigf. ht...       SCWIN. MACHIXE CO.
Brass
Isistrnssirnts*. Drams!. Csslfsirni-,, Kte.
EVERY TOWN CAN HAVE A BANO.
Lowmi prls-sM «-str sjuulsisl in.' cat*.'ok a*
■0 llluBtrutlonsi mui **.l triss. Write at for nuy*
Ihtnf lis Masle or Muni al Iuistruu>ent«.
Whaley Hoyce ft Co., T<,f«.^^
HE  KAN
and so '.Mnilii ii.any a younu
lady, rntliir than take a batli
witlssiut th_''Albert"
mn own so\r I
It l.tivi tha  *kln   «•- ih'i rtullv Mfl
anil "rs».h. unsl .(m lain'. frsgrnlMM U <•*-
Irs'ins'lj   "li ,■!• k'
Beware ut Imitations,
ALBERT TOILET SOAP CO., Mfn.
MONTsSrEAL.
Szaiii-gxii'i-rrrrxxi-isxri-z-i-i
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Wo art In hood of a few rellihls fcfrati
'  ,*lsnnt Ih.' I'oiin'ry lo hanil 01
thSOLINE LAMPS ANO SUPPLIES.
Hsu si profit :i- si siuich aiiicn.   Kor partloa.
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■nn', DRILL, SLOCAN, B. C, -MAY 24, 1901.
THE SLOCAN DRILL
•C.E. Smithkringali*, Editor and Prop,
IB PUBLISHED EVEBY rRIDAV AT
BLOCAN,
B.C
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
sthe first insertion and 5 cents a line each
.-subsequent insertion.
t Certificates of Improvement, $7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
ma legal adve. Using.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
for each insertion.
Commercial Bates made known upon
application.
The Subscription is $2 per year, strictly in advance; (2.60 a year if not ao paid.
Address all letters to—
THE SLOCAN DRILL,
Slocan, B. C.
•RBIDAY, MAY 24th, 1901.
A pencil mark in the space
•opposite will be an indication to you that ye editor
•considers there is something
,coming to him on your subscription. Kindly acknowledge  in cash and oblige.
/**
EDITORIAL   CROrriXUS.
'Folio wing the precedent established
by the B. C. legislature, the law
•makers at Ottawa have had their
sessional indemnities raised. There
tis no telling1 where this thing  will
s*8tOp. .__-_____-_-_-_-»__-_-__
An effort should be made by the
. claim holders in the vicinity to get
the trail extended over the summit
■from the town to Twelve Mile.   It is
a matter, too, in which the citizens
.should interest themselves, as the
-.trail would prove of great convenience and a winner for the town.
• It is estimated that at least $30,000
a year is Petit out of this town each
year in money orders,expressorders,
i cheques and registered letters.   Most
. of it goes for goods and supplies that
could as readily be obtained here.
.Juit ponder that in your mind and
•-think what it means towards the up-
.bullding of Slocan.
A London despatch says King Edward, who was born on November 9,
1*841, has decided that his birthday
-shall be celubrated on May 24th in
.each year, thus continuing the holi-
„day hitherto observed  by" all the
public departments—Queen Victoria's
birthday—and giving an impulse to
(the colonial governments to observe
tths date as Empire dav.
Yielding to the heavy pressure
from the west, tbe federal government has decided to bonus lead refln-
.ed in Canada for tbe next five years.
- The yearly grant is $100,000, com
.mencingin 1902 at $5 per ton, and
.decreasing $1 a ton each succeeding
year.   It is stipulated that the lead
ore must be mined, smelted and re-
. fined in the Dominion, the idea advanced being the same that is meet
ing with such tremendous success in
-.the eastern provinces with regard to
tthe iron and steel industries. Canada
,has awakened to tbe importance of
ber natural resources and tbe spirit is
.growing that these resources should
be developed fer tbe benefit and advantage of Canadians. Tbe bonus on
refined lead   will greatly  benefit
.British Columbia, giving prosperity
to promising sections at present la-
.•boring under a blight caused by
t'foreign monopolistic influence.
American and European capital is
• beginning to flow into Canada, as a
'•result of the astonishing  developments taking place ln the resources
.ofthe country.   Tho industrial ad
■vanceiiient   is  surprising,   proving
< Canada to be on the threshold of a
•commercial expansion far greater
than anything she has yet experienced.   In the loinbering.pulp, coal,
.nickel, steel, copper, lead, and pre*
. clous metals industries there have
been opened up avenues of investment tbat capital readily recognize
, and is eager to accept,   Tbe agr icul-
ttura) and dairy capabilities of the
Dominion era also expanding, while
•(the number of desirable immigrants
tis yearly growing larger.   Canada
, bas arrived at the stage where her
••resources and developments speak
for  themselves, consequently population is easily attracted.   Moreover,
;a healthy re-action bas set in among
i tke young Canadians, in that thev no
: longer look to the States as the land
of promise and fortune.   They realize that in their own country are opportunities equal to those of other
.countries.   Canadians are making
i their own land.
DRILL   POINTS.
The public school is closed today.
Pat Burns beamed upon the burg
Saturday.
W. a Johnson bas been quite, ill
during the week.
Charley Faas arrived in Tuesday
evening from Creston.
A planer arrived in Sunday for
Koch's sawmill, Ten Mile.
Dave Sutherland has gone to Cape
Nome, sailing from Seattle.
Several parties left here yesterday
to take in the celebration at Kaslo.
Several sales of local realty have
been made within the past few days.
Today and tomorrow have been
proclaimed publio holidays in this
province.
Tbe steamer Koknnee leaves Kaslo
for Lardo every Tuesday and Saturday, at 8 p.m.
R. F. Green has returned to his
home in Kaslo from his sessional labors at Victoria.
Friday's train from Nelson was delayed an hour by a small washout
near Park siding.
Work has been suddenly stopped
on the Lardo railway, under orders
ft-om Montreal.
No sign of the civic proclamation
yet. The hotels are renewing their
iicenses with the province.
W. J. Twists, the Kaslo insurance
rustler, was here Friday and Saturday and took a number uf risks.
Born.—On May 19th, the wife of
George B. McDonald, manager of tbe
Noble Five mine, Cody, of a son.
Canadian Pacific receipts for the
week ending May 14 were 8565,000;
for the same week last year, $584,-
000.
The Sunday schools of Sandon,
New Denver and Silverton picnic today on the lakeshore near the Bosun
mine.
K. A. Bradshaw and H. D. Curtis
have been added to the advisory
board of the Miners' Union General
Hospital.
Alex. Lucas has been gazetted the
mining recorder for the Ainsworth
division and the collector of votes for
tbe Slocan riding.
F. Collins, who murdered Arthur
Dando at Peterborough, East Kootenay, last October, is to be hanged
at Nelson on July 26.
H. D. Curtis bas purchased five
lots opposite the school and is having
them cleared up, preparatory to the
erection of a fine residence.
For Victoria day, May 24, all C.P.
B. agents will issue round trip tickets at fare and one quarter, good
going on May 23 or 24 and returning
tUl May 27.
J. T. Black, license inspector, was
here Mondav, inspecting the various
hotels in the district for their new
licenses. Mrs. Black came down from
Denver with him.
The C.P.K. depot at Slocan Junction was burned IastTlmrsday morning, the Are being caused by the telegraph line crossing the power wire
from Bonnington Falls.
E. E. Chipman, of Kaslo, has received his appointment as govern-
The Muroutt Branch
o» tux W.C.T.U., Slocax,
Moots the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in tho Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishing tj join.
Mas. W. J. Andrews, Mm.M.D.McKei
President. Cor. Secretary.
Capt. Wardroper.whoformerly ran
• the little steamer Denver on this lake,
iis now in command of the Mexicir,
repairing cables In the Gulf of Mox*
iico and other southern points.
, f-obscribe for Tar Daiu..
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To M. B. Merritt, or to any person or
persona to whom be may have transferred bis one-fifth interest in tha Nix
Fractional mineral claim, situated at
tho head of the last south fork of Ten
Milecreek,Slocan City mining division.
You are hereby notified that we havo
expended the sum ol two hundred and
five dollars in labor and improvements
upon  the  above   mentioned    mineral
claim, in order  to hold  said  mineral
claim under tho provisions of tbe Mineral Act, and if within 90 days from tho
date of this notico you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of advertising, your interest in  said claim
will become the property of the subscribers, under section four of an act entitled "An Act to amend tbo Mineral
Act, 1900."
Dated this 80th day of April, 1901
B.O-NK1L,      i. M. McG
ment agent, stipendiary magistrate
and registrar of births, marriages
and deaths for the Slocan riding.
On Friday the party of McG.Il
mining students, who have been
touring the province, passed through
the burg. Their car had a sicn on
either side explaining the nature of
its cargo.
Several gangs of men started to
work Monday round New Denver on
government jobs. The government
square is being leveled ua the Three
Forks trail repaired, and the Silver
Mountain wagon road extended.
James Baker has gone to Denver,
Col., to attend tho annual convention
ot the Western Federation of Miners,
which opens next Monday. He represents the Unions of Slocan, Silver-
ton and New Denver. He will be
back about the middle of June.
Reduced rates east en May 31 and
June 8. Agents of C.P.R, at Kootenay common points will issue round
trip tickets to St. Paul at $50, good
for 60 days, with corresponding reductions to all eastern points from all
stations. For Pan-Adlerican exhibition tickets will be sold June 4, 18;
July 2, 16; August 6, 20, to Buffalo
at $76. Full particulars from local
agents.
Married.—-At Nelson, on May 22,
Ivy Rev. Father Ferland, Cyrus W.
Harrington to Miss M. S. Funk, both
of this town. The contracting parties
are among the best known young
peoplo in the country, and their
marriage will give pleasure to a host
of acquaintances in every town in
the camp. Many wishes of good luck
are extended to tbem. Mr. and Mrs.
Harrington returned yesterday, intending in a few davs to take up
their residence at the V & M mine on
Twelve Mile, in which Mr. Harrington is heavily interested.
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B.C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Peek Horace for
hire at reasonable rates.
R, E. ALLEN,
Mannger
Certificate of mnwm
Vlkl-st* Fraction Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Divi
sion of the West Kootenay District
Where located:—-North of Springer
creek, about two miles from Slocan
Citv, adjoining the Nancy Hanks
and Gold Viking Mineral Claims.
TAKE NOTICE that I, W. 8. Drewry,
acting as agent for George Henderson, Free Miner's Certificate No. B26740,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements, for t**e purpose of obtaining Crown grants of tho
above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be communcesl
before tbe issuanceoi such cortificntea oi
improvements.
Dated this 21st day of March, 1901.
22-3-01 W. 8. DREWRY
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
MINING  ENGINEERS
AND ASSAYERS.
Slocan,       - - B. C
J. I. jniiupuuii, a a sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
Engineer,
SLOCAN,
B.C.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
D. D. ROBERTSON
H. D. CURTIS,
Notary
Public.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles Furnished.
3-6   P.NOLAN,      ;.
KEGOR,
ItADCLIFF.
You Can Make
A Striking Effect!
By wearing a perfect fitting Suit,
cut in the latest stylo and elegantly
trimmed. Such can be purchased
from
A. David, the Miner's Tailor,
near the Postofflce.
Slocan,
-     B. C.
SEEDS.
We have just received a
large shipment of
ONION SETS,
GARDEN SEEDS,
FLOWER   SEEDS.
from D. M. Ferry's celebrated Seed House. We sell at
Eastern Prices.
J. L. WHITE ic Go.
DRUGGISTS, SLOCAN, B. C.
{'Usual aad Maine Mineral Claim..
Situate in tho Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where locatad: About one mile
east of Slocan Lake, adjoining the
Peerless Mineral Claim.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Frederick S.
Clements, as agent for Charles E. Miller,
Free Miner's Certiflcate No. B300O5,
and James H. Wallace, Free Miner's
Certificate No B30606,inMnd, sixty days
from the date hereof,to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates ot Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificates of Improvement.
Dated this 20th day of March, 1901.
29-3-01 F. 8. CLEMENTS
Corker Me. S Mineral Claim.
Situate in tho Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On the first north
fork of Lemon creek, adjoining tbe
Chapleau.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for Joseph Davis,
free miner's certificate B2fl889, and Wm.
Findlay.free miner'scertificate No.B39026
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to applv to the Mining Recorder for a
<*eitificate of improvements, for the purpose ol obtaining a Crown grant of the
abovt* claim.
Ami further take notice that action,
under section 37, must he commenced
before the issuance of auch certificate of
improvements.
Dated this 18th dav of Mav, 1901.
24-6-01. J. M. McGREGOK
No More
Swearing.
Have installed anew machine
for manufacturing Stovepipes
and Airpipes. They go together
like a charm. Patronise home
industry and bare an unruffled
temper.
a j.
TIN8MITH   AND  PLUMBER.
Removed..
We have moved into our
handsome new store, on
cor. Baker and Stanley
Streets.   Call on us.
Repairing a specialty and all work
forwarded will be guaranteed, and
mail orders promptly attended to.
All Union workmen employed, thus
ensuring skilled attention.
J. J. WALKER,
Watchmaker
and Jeweler.
Nelson, B.C
Canadian
Pacific
Railway
Beduoed Bates
EAST
May 31st, June 8th.
Pan-American
Excursions
to Buffalo:
June 4,18;
July 2, 16;
August 6,20.
"Imperial  limited''
on
•JUNE 10.
For timetables, rates, and full information call on or address nearest
local agent, or—
GEO. T. MOIR,
Agent, Slocan City
J. S. CARTER,     E. J. COYLE,
D.P.A., A.G. P. A.,
Nelsop. Vaijec-uver.
THE PROSPECTOR'S EXCHANGE
If Ton hsvs a mine or prospect (or sal., Mad as • full report, with samples et
ore. statins Priee and terns.
Oar facilities tor niacin* a property sjolekly are nnexesilled.
We make a specialty of free mfllinc gold properties:
•Correspondence solicited.  Address i
Boost 4, K-W-C Block, Nelson, R C. ANDREW F, KQ8-WB1HQM, Msnsie*.,
FRESH FRUITS
are arriving regularly and are the
best to be obtained. Our Confectionery has a reputation second to none.
A. C. SMITH, SLOCAN
Sole agent for celebrated Brantford Bicycle.
WILSON HOUSE,
5L0CAN, B. C.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
A. E. TEETER,
Proprietor.
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
McCallum&Co
Dealers in General Hardware,
MAIN STREET,        •      -SLOCAN
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith CmI.
Do You
Want a Home ?
Then oome to Slocan, for it is
one ofthe fairest spots on this
earth of ours. Levelness,
Boom, Scenery, Health, Fishing, Hnr ting.Boads, Railway
Steamboats, Churches, Sohool
Hospital, Public Halls and
Entei*pidsingCitisens are some
of tho advantages enjoyed by
ibis Town, bached up by Unsurpassed andProven Mineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be convinced that this tale is
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality.
Notioe.
NOTICE is hereby given thst I will
not be responsible for any Indebtedness
(vntrsotsd for work done on the Black
Uususr group, or supplies furnishi 1 the
ssidk. without my written authorisation;
and further, I forbid any person trespassing* upon my interest in the said
property.
Dated at
IfOt.
Slocan thin 4th day of May,
FRANK PROVOST.
Stan City M Oil,
No. 6a, W. F. of H.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall, Slocan City, at
7.80 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
J. V. PURVIANCE,
President.
JOHN A. FOLEY,
Financial Secretary
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