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YOL. II., No* ,35.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   NOVEMBER   29,   1901.
*2.00 PER ANNUM.
is at Hand
It -promises to be a severe one. In order
to becomfortable, you will want a COAL
STOVE. We can supply you with any
Varkty, Size or Style; and will guarantee
Satisfaction. We have trimmings, too.
Prices are reasonable.
Hus-dware Merchants.
9^*^ fa comP|et« and from the best Canadian and
lUnrtfd States Manufactories.   In U. S. goods we have
Wonsockf t, Goodyear Qlove, and Wale's Goodyear
Tou-all know these as the most reliable goods mrncd out
in t-e U. States.   In Canadian wehandleonly the beBt,
Lhe "Maple Leaf." Every Pair is Guaranteed.
We e* I 8«Jtl you the highest grade Rubbers at the price others
charge for interior goods, because we buy the quantities and pay
cash.   Xou will save money by purchasing the rubbers we carry.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
 Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Cump McKinney, B. C.
A. YORK <fc CO.,
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions. Goods shipped to
any part of the Slocan.
Highest cash price paid for
raw Furs.
B. C.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Member* of Court of Revision Appointed
Hisd tlie Oath of Officii Aslsnlssisterod-
A Short Session Hnd Very Little llsisl-
nnss Transacted.
Monday night's session of the city
council was very short, tbere being
but little business to dispose of. Those
present were Mayor York, Aid. Worden, Smith, Nichol and Bradshaw.
S. Otis, piano tuner, of Nelson,
wrote the inayor.asking for a refund
of the $5 license collected of him here
and claiming that the city had exceeded its authority.
The mayor believed the license to
be rightly imposed, as Mr. Otis came
under tlie pi -.visions of the bylaw, in
that he canvassed for ordure for
ui'inoa.ns well .is tuning: instruments.
I He took conajdi.*'..ble money olit of
the city; besides, tlie clerk's action**
in collecting licenses must be upheld
by the council.
It was left to the clerk to reply and
explain matters to Mr. Otis.
There being no other correspondence or accounts to dispose of, the
council went into committee of the
whole to consider bylaw No. 10,
known as thc curfew bylaw, it being
up for a second reading. Tlie bylaw
is copied from that in force in Nanaimo, with sundry amendments
thereto, thc chief point being that
no child under 15 shall be put in jail
unless upon third offence, and then
only over night and not in tho same
cell as prisoners arrested for other
offences. After consideration, the
committee rose and reported the bylaw complete with amendments.
Bylaw ordered to be read a third
time next Monday night.
Arrangement**; were then enterpd
into for thc holding of tlio Brat municipal court of revision on the 2'Jrh
inst., at 10 o'clock a.m. Aid. Bradshaw moved that the members ofihe
council present constitute ihe court, of
revision. Seconded by Alii Worden
and carried.
Cits' Clerk Foley stated thore were
only 15 or 16 objections lilud against
the assessment, roll, ami it would not
take long to dispose of then*, though
there was a large number of applications to be placed on the list.
The clerk,as a justice of the peace,
then swore lo tlis* various members
of. the tildernianio board as tiie court
of revision.
Council .djourncd.
shaft. In a few feet from the ceiling
ofthe drift, the men broke into a
chuto of clean ore, running in width
to 10inches, and it is continuing upwards. The long drift run by the
Evans syndicate of Vancouver had
cut just below the chute, but exposed
nothing. Its discovery was totally
unexpected, bin nevertheless satisfactory. The raise will be 91 feet
long, so considerable stoping ground
will be opened up.
Lowest Point in Years Touched on Saturday Last.
Offew up-to-date accommodation for the
Pubic. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHINa £ HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
MM 0 Personal MapMt of Jef Bi,
Who is ever (ready to make life pleasant for those
wl}o tarry within a while with him.	
I* reached % any trail or road
that runs 4ato the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Ggfljfcs' Furnishings.
-Uut opened up in my store, on Main
street aiull line of Gents' Furnishings,
Clothing, etc.; also Rubbers, in women's,
men's, ard children's sizes. All are to be
tfsposedjpt close margin for cash and one
price only. Orders taken for custom
.clothing.' All work first-class and fits
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Jfctfn StreetiJBlooaji. • .JOHN BUlX
Inspected the Tamarac.
Dr. N. Lelinen, of St. Paul, a prominent financier aud a director in
two banks, visited tbe Tamarac
group, Springer creek, on Thursdiv
last. He had come here at thc solicitation of the Spokane company developing the property, and he stated
he would recommend the lilting of
the bond next month. A thorough
inspection of the various workings
was made and Ihe doctor was convinced the Tamarac. was a lirst-class
investment. He said lie would also
recommend that the force of men
employed be largely increased at
once, and that either a tramway or
wagon road to the mine be constructed as soon as possible. Dr Lebnen
is an experienced minim*" man and
visited West Kootenay in the very
earliest days. He had been in the
Slocan country 11 years ago and felt
then that the country had a great
future. Of late years he has been
interested in the Lake of the Woods
country around Hat Portage and has
waxed rich by  shrewd investments.
Opening sufM. V. Hall.
The Miners' Union opened their
new hall Saturday evening by a
smoking concert and the placo was
crowded. The affair was a genuino
and pronounced success, making
those in attendance feel that it was a
good thing to be alive. There were
card games at lirst, then an impromptu programme of songs and recitations, next refreshments and
cigars, and then songs again. More
talent was discovered than could be
located even at Hosebery, and the
fun waxed fust and furious, approaching midnight in a regular hurricane.
The star features of the evening were
the duet by Secretaries Clement and
O'Neil, the address liy Grunt Cox,
and the songs by Joo Purviance and
John Foley. Joe's song In particular
was a soul stirrer and nearly caused
the collapse of the building. Sure,
and the ..hole thing was an elegant
affair and will be long remembered.
An l'ss<..v|ss-s'ls'il Nls'llss*.
An unexpected and valuable strike
has been made on the Iron Horse,
Ton Mile, in a raise being driven
from the long tunnel, just abovo the
Silyer is now selling at the lowest
price it has readied in many years.
Trading closed on Saturday in New
York with silver selling nt oCj cents.
That was a decline of a quarter ofa
cent during the week, and it was a
decline of 6.3 cents, or practically 10
per cent in the price of the motal
since the first ofthe year.
The decline in London has been
firactically synchronous wi'h the fall
in New loi"k. Th« decline in price
in the British market has a-so .men
jnst 10 ner cent since the first of the
year. The price has been lowered
from 23.'J7 ponce per standard ounce,
which was tlie average price in January, to 26 pence Cat, which was the
closing price on Saturday, ""'ie evident disproportion between the prices
of the two countries is due tc the fact
that in London the price is for "standard" silver at .925 fine, while the
New York price is for "fine" silver.
The average 'price for silvur in
New York was 5H.58 cents in 1899
and G1.33 ccntsin 1900. Some months
ago, on tho formation of the American Smelting;andHefining C ..letter
known as the smelter trust. S. <",ug-
genheim, one of the leaders in the
trust, gave out an interview in viiich
he spoke about the prospects tlu t the
trust would raise the price of silver,
just as it has raised the price r;* lead.
Air. Guggenheim Spoke ho •-■fally
about the outlook, and said '.suit his
company was considering the ipies-
tinn. The main dil'tienltv, lie intimated, was to dc away with the rapacious brokers in London, who in-
si-str-d on making the world's priee to
-,iiit themselves, lie ?ug';vstesI.however, that" the smelting "'"it might
bo able to overcome t trouble.
Since thu smelling trust got control
of the American field, despite tnese
protestations, the price of '•.'*er has
steadily declined.
In speaking'of t ., <*-->.leral situation, John A. Finch, the well known
mining man, shvs lie looks for a big
improvement at the beginnin,-- of the
new year and that all silver-lead
mines will resume operations. He
basbs his predictions on the rapid
decline of the surplus lead on the
American market. He savs: "Not
long ago the surplus lead held by the
Smelting and Refining Cum' -my ag
gregated 60,000 tons. That surplus
li.is been reduced to 40,' ^0 ton.- and
is going down, and when it reaches
the 20,000 mark it. will no loiufer be
considered a surplus, lb*.' thc reason
that at no time in the most prosperous days of silver and lead mining
were there less than 20,009 tons of
lead in storage and in transit Another hopeful sign is the marked indication ofa rise in the price of lend
on the London market, which bids
fair in the. near future to reach the
£'15 mark, which means $.75 a ton in
American money. When this point
is reached on the English market, it
will greatly stimulate the export
trade and will draw heavily from the
silver-lead mines.
"A number of the lead minors of
the United States were to have met
representatives of the Smelling and
Refining Companv lis New York
a I mil i. the 26th, and as a mutter of
course we cannot say posiuvc.lv what
the outcome will be, and While wo
do not look for long contracts, all the
indications point to such an agreement as will warrant a revival in the
silver-lead mines throughout the
"Bv no means will the combine
snbmit to any reduction in tlie market price of lead as a means of curtailing production while a surplus
exists. From a business standpoint
the combine cannot afford to relax
the market by a. voluntary decline In
the price for tho reason that for the
entire surplus the combine now has
on hand it. lias paid I cents a pound,
and a decline In the market to 3)
cents would mean a loss of between
13,000,000 to $4,000,000 to tho smelter trust on the surplus already on
hand, to say nothing of existing contracts, This sacrifice the smelter
trust is unwilling to make, and from
a business standpoint it cannot be
expected to do so. The hope of the
silver-lead mining industry depends,
as I have said, on the. reduction ofthe
surplus, and until that is done there
will be no stability iu lead mining,
but present indications point, to an
early adjustment and the surplus will
be so far exhausted as to be of no
material influence in tho future market price and the making of contracts
for the future output ofthe. mines.
"1 may be greatly mistaken in my
prediction of the future, but I confidently expect a marked revival in
mining operations after January 1.
Much, however, will depend upon'thc
outcome ofthe meeting in New York
Purcliuse Honey raid Into the Bank at
Windsor, Out.
Chas. Dempster, who floated the
Republic deal, has successfully disposed of the Champion group, *on
Twelve Mile, to eastern parties. W.
Harrington, one of the owners in the
Champion, received a wire, Wednesday evening, from' the bank at
Windsor, Ont., stating that the purchase money had that day been paid
over to his credit. Later on The
Drill man received the following
telegram from Mr. Dempster;
"Windsor. Ont., Nov. 27, 1901
Champion deal consummated, A
strong company arranged for. Re-'
tinning Saturday."
When last here Mr. Dempster secured options on a number of properties, including the Champion, and
the above wire demonstrates how
successful he has been in interesting
more capital into this promising section. The Champion group consists
of the Champion and Sapphire claims
situated about 1£ miles from the lake
and are owned by Billy Harrington
and Hilly Leo. Tho claims were located last spring and have had nothing done on them beyond surface
stripping. By this an "ore chute has
been exposed that is one ot the big
things even in this camp of big
things. The ore body, so far as
shown, is 300 feet long and runs as
wide as 2$ feet. Assays show that
that the general a vcrago of the-ore is
away up. It is a dry ore and similar
to that of the V st M group.
In deference to the wishes of the
interested parties, thp. price and
terms of the deal are withheld, but
thc figures are for a substantial
a mount, and will place the fortunate
owners on easy street. What Mr.
Dempster's plans are will not be
known until he arrives, but it is expected he will order work to begin at
once on both the Republic and Champion. The two groups being so near
Slocan, the benefit accruing from
their operation Will be great. The
men interested in the respective companies are among the best in .Michigan and their advent into the camp
means everything for the future
growth of the division. Mr. Dempster
is to be congratulated on his success.
Scores Ass utiles- Success.
Miss Quecnie McCoy, the popular
songstress of Vernon, scored another
success in her concert, given in the
concert hall on Tuesday, and in which
she was assisted by local talent. As
at liei* previous appearance here,Miss
McCoy met with a warm reception.
Encores were frequent, testifying to
the appreciation felt. The programme
numbered 11 selections, and was as
choice, as it was pleasing. The gifted
songstress displayed her capabilities
to the utmost, her oi,e aim being to
please her audience. Miss McCoy is
about the most talented and finished
entertainer that has yet visits-d tlie
city. Lome York's cornet solo was
well given and thoroughly enjoyed,
while Mrs, W. J. Adcock presided at
the piano in her customary able
manner. Miss McCoy assists at a
Seotch concert In Kaslo tonight, and
on Monday night appears at a big
affair in Nelson.
Tntnifar stas-t* Dp.
Sid Norman, who recently bonded
the Transfer group of claims,arrived
in from Spokane on Tuesday, and at
once set about arranging matters for
tho development or the property.
Supplies lor a force of six or seven
men to last a month were purchased
and sent up the hill next dav, Bobby
Allen's packtrain taking them up.
D. s. McVannel finished the new
hunk house, on Monday and everything is in shape at the paoperty for
proper work. Mr. Norman will pro*
seoute development all winter and,
as he has a promising group to work
upon, lie is certain to meet with success. 	
Ilroinnoi' vs. Arlington ttlao*.
Last Year's Shipments Were 8847 Tons—
A Healthy Kviden.ce or the 1.1 fa and
Wealth of the Camp—Arlington th*
Biggest Shipper.
Only 20 tons of ore was sent ont
this week and that came from the
Enterprise. That tells the condition
of the roads in the camp. They are
in a frightful state and cannot bo
used. An effort was made to handle
some of the Arlington mineral, but
tho wagons got stuck or broke down
and the attempt was abandoned. It
has been an extraordinary open fall
and it looks as if the mild weather
would continue for a while. A great
hardship is being worked upon the
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. P'ollowing is
a list ot the shipments this year to
Enterprise      20
Two Friends	
Black Prince _..
Bondholder _
VsfcM '.
Fourth of July	
The case of Bremner vs the Arling
ton Mines cmiiic up in chambers Monday, before Judge Forin, when leave
was asked to amend tho statement of
tho defence. Amendment allowed,
with costs to the plaintiff, Bremner,
the plaintiff, is suing the companv
for damages for non-fulfillment of
contract. Ile had the contract last
summer (or getting out and hauling'
mining timber for the Arlington, and
claims the company sliould  have!
built him a wagon road to the timber
limits,   Plaintiff alleges i kis was not
done, hence the suit.
Bar silver took another drop this
week, to 5o cents.
The Hambler-Cariboo has pat in an
electric lighting plant.
Joo Ihmelin has beon made foreman at the Speculator.
J. Sells will have charge of the
concentrator ot the Enterprise:
Fourteen baby drills are being fitted up for use at the Enterprise.
Machinery for the Payne concentrator has commenced to arrive.
Rawhiding has commenced on a
number of properties in the Sandon
McVannel & Fife have been putting
up the cabins at the Transfer during
the week.
In places the ore body at the Enterprise is 28 inches wide, all of shipping grade.
Thc Nelson smelter has lost mucin
money of late by reason of the drop
in tho price of silver.
Wm. Hudson, late of the Speculator, has been made foreman .*t the
Arlington, vice Dan Arlington.
John C. Davenport, of Spokane, inspected the Ottawa durin-* the week,
lie will be remembered in connection
with the Poorman mine near Nelson.
The management of the Qaeen
Bess has given out that there is no
intention of shutting down the mine
and that it will work steadily all tht)
John F. Holden, superintendent of
the Tamarac, has told the Spokane
papers "that the dry mineral belt of
the Slocan district has a bettor outlook than for several years past."
Under the decision of the court,.
F. U. Green, of Nelson, has been
making a survey this week of tho
Arlington workings passing through
the Native Silver fraction ground,for
Mark Manley.
A Socialist Aslslress.
C.P. 11. stock has
New York at llo.
been  selling iu
The Music Hall held a large audience on Thursday evening, to listen,
to an address on Socialism by J. M,
Cameron, the provincial organizer.
He spoke for about an hour and then
answered a number of questions put
by the audience. Tom Mulvey gavo
a 15 minute reply and developed
quite an interesting time. Mr. Cameron says Slocan lias about the best
Socialist league In the west.
lr'ractiss-ssl Ills Arm.
Mike Browning was brought to the
local hospital, Friday, from the Enterprise mine, suffering from a fracture of the left arm. Ho was employed on somo new trestle work and
whilo sawing the end off a log, the
timber slipped and carried him over
a bluff. Mike, and the log been mo
very much mixed up for a few
seconds and he had  a narrow escapo
from death.
Louil Miller wan
Payne, Thursday,
missed hole
by   striking
up at the
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In knocking Jim Thorn down the
war he did he had demonstrated to bis
neighbor* that be was not so much a
coward as they had supposed. That
within Itself was a ureal deal to be
proud of, for he felt that In removing
the stain of cowardice from his name
be had raised an almost Insupportable
burden from his soul. But that was
not all nor yet the chief cause of bis
elation. *
Louisa would learn what he bad
done, and she would know that he bad
done It for her sake. He would not
tell her, but others would. His knowledge of human nature was limited, but
It was broad enough to tell him that
his praises sung by others would be far
more effective than If sung by himself.
Thnt she would be please**-] he felt assured, for slit* would understand bow
well he loved ber und how more ready
he was than any oue else on earth to
stand up In her defense. Then, too, sbe
would realize that be was not the contemptible coward she bad thought bim
and because of wbicb sbe bad spoken
of blm and to bim In such barsb terms.
Perhaps she would even speak words
of praise for his conduct and perhaps—
oh. happy thought!—sbe might put her
arms about bis neck and kiss bim. Tbat
would be a reward indeed, and for such
a reward be would be willing to tight
tbe whole world.
Fond, sweet hope! But how many
of our most precious hopes are born
only to perisb with tbelr first breath of
When Sim reached borne, be found
the bouse dark and Louisa In bed.   He
What did it meant
west tn and struck a light and prepared to retire.   Hla wife was asleep,
and be moved about noiselessly ao as
not to wake ber.
Presently bts eye fell on a scrap of
paper lying on the floor. Mechanically
be took It ap and glanced at tbe writing It bore. Instantly be sat up and
read It eagerly through. Tben, puzzled and mystified, ht read It again
and again. These were tbe words tbe
paper contained:
Mr dmt Louita—Never 1st anybody kaov that
you know sm, ind lor God's salt* don't UU t Ht*
Ing tool who 1 am. So toon SS po__t I will sss
yoa aad ciplaln.
Wbat did it mean?
After supper Melvln and old
Turner aat out tn tbe yard and talked—
tbat Is, Turner asked questions, and
Melvln answered tbem. Melvln was
In a beiter humor since be was slightly
rested and bis hunger had been appeased, and to tl'" hundred questions
Turner asked be ,s>turned ready and
■food natured answers, although he did
not always return true ones.
Finally Melvln found an opportunity
to lead ibe conversation, and tben he
told abont tbe old man back In the
woods and of bis queer experience with
blm. For tbe first time that evening
Turner burst into a roar of bearty
"Lor,' a-massy," be cried, "don't you
know wbo tbat old boss was?"
"CertalnlynoCMelvin replied, "now
should I know when I am a total stranger bCrer
"To be shore. 1 forgot 'bout that
Still, It seems like ever lind.v most ort
to kuow old Ui Jenkins.    Lord, he's
been a-llvlsi forever, 'pears lack, as the
feller says."
"Is be crazy?"
"Crazy!   Wuo-old Hir
"Old HI crazy! Wby, snakes an caterpillars, stiauger, wbat you mean by
asklu slcb a question as that'.'"
"I thought from the way he acted
tbat be certainly must be crazy."
"Great possums an persimmons! Talk
'bout old HI beln crazy! Vou don't
know nothln 'bout that old boss or you
wouldn't never ask uo slcb a fool thing
as that. Why, old Hi's the smartest
man in all these parts. Ho sot on to •
jury oncct down at tbe county seat."
"That bo?"
'.'You bet It are!   Yes, slr-ee!"
"Wonder wby he behaved so strangely wltb mc. then?"
"Why, that's plain enough when you
come to flgger It out You jest happened to run ucrost him on one of bis off
"Off days?" . ....
"Yes, one of his off days."
"What do you mean by that?"
"Don't you know?"
"I certainly do not."
"Waal, by shucks, you shorely don't
know notliiii 'bout the ways an do'u's
of folks yere'liouts! What 1 mean by
Hi's off day Is that this Is his day for
"Ah. he bas the chills, does he?"
"To be shore. Wby shouldn't he
"1 don't know. I'm sure."
"Course, he has the chills, an he
sbnkes ever' other day. He was settln
out tbar on tbat log a-waltin for his
chill to come ou when you seed him."
"And that was why he behaved tbe
way be dld?"
"Of course. Thar hain't many people, I can tell you, wants to be bothered wltb questions when a chill is
comin on, an If a feller was to shoot
you under them kind of provocations
you wouldn't never git no court to
bang him."
"The court would consider the shooting Justifiable, you think?"
"You bet lt would. Lord a-massy, 1
wouldn't nigh kill nobody for nothln
else on earth, I guess, but I Jest most
know I'd shoot a feller If he come
a-plckin an a-naggiu at me with fool
questions when my ager was a-workln
on me."
"You say Mr. Jenkins shakes with a
chill every other day?"
"To be shore. I said that. Why
wouldn't he shake ever* other day?"
"It's a regulur part of his life, is It?"
"Jest as much a part of his life as
eatln an sleepin Is. Yes, sir-ee! Why,
say, if anything was to happen to old
Hi so that he missed bavin his chili on
his reg'lar day 1 reckon he'd feel more
lost than if his old woman waa to die.
In these parts ager Is a part of a feller's rights on privileges, same as vot-
In an holiliu ollice Is."
"You bet your hide."
"Does Mr. Jenkins live near this?"
"No, not as you mought say right
near. lie lives over t'other side of
Coou Run river. Hain't been over In
that settlement 1 reckon?"
"Waal, you won't lose nothin, 1 guess.
If you never do go over tbar."
"Oh, them folks over thar ain't Jest
tbe sort a body keers to bave much to
do with. Leastwise I find 'em that
"Are they bad characters?"
"No, I don't know as you can put It
that a-way exactly, 'cause they're
peaceable enough an honest an all tbat
They're jest so different from we uns
over here."
"In wbat way are they different?"
"Waal, for one thing they're so doggone Ign'unt Why, say, them folks
over tbar hain't got no more edication
than a gang of possums, not a blame
bit more. Sich Ign'unce Is plumb pitiful shore. 1 alius feel sorry for them
tbat hain't got learnln, don't you'""
Melvln looked at tbe old man In opes
eyed astonishment and muttered an assent It occurred to blm, however, tbat
If tbe people on tbe otber side of Coon
Run were any more lacking In learning
than Turner was their condition, as far
as education goes, was pitiable Indeed.
But be was very far from giving utterance to any such thought for already
he had learned tbat the average Possum Rldger was a sorely sensitive Individual, wbo was liable to take offense
on tbe smallest provocation.
Tbere was a silence of two or tarem
minutes, and Melvln's thoughts bad
drifted back to Beckett's Mill and to
tbe little scene tbere tbat day In which
he bad been a participant. And ln
tbe center of tbat scene tbere was
one figure tbat stood out boldly and
distinctly from all tbe rest Wbat the
others said or wbat tbe others did be
did not know or care, but every word
uttered by Louisa Banks and ber every
movement and every look was as vividly before blm now as It bad been at
tbat time. Nor was tbls strange, for
to bim she was the only Hying reality
tbere. Tbe rest were only so many figures whose trivial deeds and existence
were unworthy of a thought
He recalled tbe expression on ber
face at the moment when her eyes met
his, and now It was a wonder to blm
how he bad ever managed to hold himself so well In cheek as not to betray
even a hint or the great, consuming
passion that lilleil bis heart
Suddenly bis wandering thoughts
were recalled hy Turners who renewed
the cotivs'isiitiun liy bpvntng up n new
"Mr. Melvln." lie said. "I recknh you
ain't one of iIumii iluc-'orMil overly nice
on flnlcky *'.•• ni Hinp* who are «o
dnil blamed lin'iil > i pis.;*1!' thai tIn;,
Jest pm I'M*; i s id it11 up ..ti pdgeV"
"Why. I iian'i •si. i in particularly
hard.to plc'i-i'   '   n in n piled.  "I try
not is> In*, ni i
"Tli.'it'** *■•'.' -v I ugget*-*d
you out, but yon know n body can t nl*
.vii.YH tell about folks. Nmnctlines »
feller's flggeiiu don't turn out iintlilti
like right One I line I gin pow'ful fooled oo one of iiiiiii doggonad pill ped-
illi'is. au 1 been a little mite shy of
folks ever since."
'How was that nbout Hie pill ped
"Why. It was this a-way. He rode
up to the fence tliar one nlgbt an wanted to know IT he could stop, Jest for all
thi' world like yon dune while ago. Ho
Was In sis h a ttzz an a stew that he
wouldn't tell uie nothln sca'cely an
'pcarcil like he didn't wnut to answer
nary u question 1 asked blm, though the
Lord knows I ain't no hand to Inquire
Into otber folks' business an ask fool
questions 'bout things that don't con-
Barn me. You know that's so, I Jedge.
from what you've seed of me?"
Melvln smiled, but with reckless hardihood replied:
"Ob, certainly!"
"Waal," Turner went on, "that thar
pill peddler 'lower be was Jest bound
to stop yere, au stop ho did.   But ob.
my land, what a bother an a pester he
was! Staid most a month, 1 guess, an
that whole riidui'iii time he was forever an eternally a-gruuiblin an Gndin
fault. Wa'n't never satlsllcd with
nothin. The very fust thing he done
was to raise a furse 'cause he hod to
sleep in the bed with the hired man.
"You are not keeping a hired man
now, are you?" Melvin asked, a little
"No, uot now, I ain't. But, ns I was
goin to say, when we tried to humor
"Know Sim Banks!"
that feller by puttln him fo sleep the
next night with three of the children
he kicked up a wuss furse than ever.
Reckon the blame fool wunted a whole
bed to hisself."
"And If he was bere now," Melvln
said eagerly, "you could give it to him.
couldn't you?"
"Yes, we could now, since the hired
man's gone," Turner answered, and
Melvln drew a long breath of relief.
"Like enough, though," Turner added,
"if we'd give bim u whole bed the next
thing he'd been askin for a room all
to hisself. 1 wouldn't 'a' put lt a bit
a-past him to act jest that miserable
"You—could you give him a room all
to himself now?"
"Waal, practically. Wouldn't be nobody In tbar with blm 'ceptln a couple
of the boys."
Melvln's face lengthened.
"Then he didn't like It." Turner continued, " 'cause he bad to go out to the
pump ever' mornin to wasb his face.
'Lowed be ort to bave it fixed so's he
could wash right ln the room whar be
slept. Ever bear of slcb a crank? But
that wa'n't all. No, slr-ee! Next he
figgered that be didn't like to use tbe
same towel we all used, but wanted
one all to hisself. But •***. top of all
that foolishness he was so blamed particular about his things. Got mad
'cause mc an the hired man wore some
of his clothes an 'cause my old woman
got out his watch for tbe children to
play with. Yes. sir-ee! That's jest the
sort of a unreasouable, finicky blame
cuss that feller was, an I'm doggoned
glad you ain't nothin like him shore."
Wben Turner bad finished, tbere was
silence. Melvln had no observation to
offer, and he felt tbat tbere was no necessity for bim to say anything. He
bad his own opinion, however, of Turner's idens of hospitality, but be was
under the Impression that it would be
Just as well if be kept tbat opinion to
himself. He was sure Turner would
not feel any kindlier or more friendly
toward blm if be should give utterance
to his thoughts.
So when after a long pause Melvln
finally spoke It was on another and an
entirely different subject A little diffidently, as If be knew he was approaching dangerous ground, be said:
"I presume, Mr. Turner, you are acquainted with a man named Banks,
who lives over at Beckett's Mill?"
"Who—Sim Banks?" Turner questioned.
"I think so—a tall man with red hair
"Ob, Ifs Sim!" Turner interrupted.
"It's bound to be him, 'cause tbar ain't
no otber Banks tbar."
"You know him. then?"
"Lord, me know Sim Banks! Wby,
whnt a dern fool question! Do you
reckon I know myself? Know Sim
Banks! Why. Lord a-massy. man, I've
knowed lhat chnp ever since be was
knee high to a grasshopper. Yes,
"He's married, I believe?"
. "To be shore.   Yes. Sim's married."
"And happy. I prs-sume?"
"Happy us some. I reckon."
There was n short pause. Then Melvln said:
"1  saw  Banks and  his wife today
over at Beckett's Mill.    I don't know
of course, tbat it Is so, but It appeared
te me tbnt they nre n mismatcd pair.
Wbat do vou think about It?"
Tinner  looked  at  Melvln, squinted
Ills eyes and Ki'inncil.
•Young feller," Be said, "then* two
may bu inlsiuiited for all 1 know, an
lliey may not. un If thuy are u**ismatc<l
It ain't none of my dolu's, un 1 ain't
nowise responsible for it."
"Certainly not." Melvin admitted,
"but I (bought perhaps you had noticed thnt the wife Is so different from
the husband. She appears to bt educated mill lellned, while he does not
Haven't you oi,xei'ved that?"
"I hain't bliiul." Turner replied quietly, "nn what I see I see."
"Do you think it possible for two
peoplo so entirely different to live to-
gctlier happily?"
"1 linlu't been tlosii uo thlnkln along
that line. Mr. Melvln. I don't flgger
that I got any call to."
"But yotl ci'i'lnluly have nu Idea along
Hint line?"
Turner eyesl Melvln very narrowly
for u moment, ilieu slowlv reolledl
(To be Continued.)
How   the   Small   Boy   Sneceeslesl   In
Breaking Bail Neirg Uenti}-.
"What do yon want. little boy?"
"Is  this  where   Mr.   Upjohn   lives,
ma'am ?"
"The   Mr.   Upjohn   that   runs   the
"He Is an officer in tbe bank."
"The Mr. Upjohn that went down
town on a trolley ear this morning?"
"I presume be wenf on a trolley car.
"Is be tbe Mr. Upjohn that was ln
that horrible street car accident?"
"I haven't heard of his being In any
street car accident."
"Didn't hear 'at he'd sprained his ankle Junipln' out o' the car when the
train run into tt?"
"No, my little boy: you frighten me.
What has"—
"Didn't hear bow he run Into a drug
store for a piece o' coifrtplaster to stick
r,n a little cut he'd got over the eye?"
"Not at all.   For mercy's sake"—
"He Isn't In, Is he, ma'am?"
"No: he's"—
"Name's John U. Upjohn, Isn't It?"
"Yes, that's bis nnuie,"
"Then he's tlie same man. ne won't
he here for an hour or two, I guess,
'cause he's stoppln1 to have one o' his
teeth tightened tbnt got knocked a little bit loose when lie was jumpin' out
o' danger, y' know."
"Little boy, tell uie the whole story.
I think 1 can bear It now."
"Well, ma'am, he's In the hospittle
with four ribs broke, an' one legs ln a
sling, nu' his nose is knocked kind •'
sideways, but he's gettin' along all
right, an' he'll be cut again In about a>
month, an' here's a letter f ra the doctor tellin' v' all about It, ma'am."*
A cup of butter means sixteen tablespoons. When we measure butter In a
cup. we measure it packed solid.
One cup of sauce means one cup ot
liquid, regardless of the amount ol
thickening nnd butter that you use.
A novel and daluty way of cooking
little new onions is to boil them and
serve them on toast, similar to asparagus.
Stir all sauces with a wooden spoon
until they thicken aud begin to leavi
tbe sides of the pan. Add flavoring essences after taking the pot from thu
After boiling a ham let it cool In ths
water In which tt was cooked. Tlilri
helps te make It more tasty, moist and
tender. The same rule applies to tongui
or corned beef.
Sardines broiled ln a chafing dish are
nice for Sunday night suppers. Use
Just enough of the oil in the box to
cover tbe bottom of the dish and keep
the fish from sticking. When they are
browned on both sides, sprinkle liberally with lemon Juice and serve bet
Carried Farther.
Not long ago a lady was giving a lecture. Her subject was the human figure and the requirements lu tbe wny of
proportion for beauty. She herself was
of generous—one may say unwieldy—
size, and ber mniinor waa supercilious
aud lofty. She wus trying tp demonstrate the relative sizes of the limbs as
they really ought to be.
"For example." said she, "twice
round my thumb"—she held it up—
"once round my wrist; twice round my
wrist, once round my neck; twice
round my neck, once round my waist."
Here she paused, nnd a shrill voice
from tbe audience exclaimed:
"Twice round your waist, once
around Hyde park!"
Tbe lecturer hastily passed en to another blanch of tbe subject-
Ilovr tlie Gootl HiiUksttfvlfa Dos.:* Cllna
tO Old  i.isl.-.slisii.
''Always before we move," said Mr.
Hilltops, "wo go through everything in
the storeroom and cull out and throw
away the things tluit we don't wnut. If
wo uever moved, I don't kuow but what
finally we'd be buried under the accumulation of things which from time to
timo we save.
"We save tons of newspaper cllppiuga
aloue, and we always have a pile of
magazines eoutniiiiuu articles tlmt we
want to read over aguiu, but never do.
We put away old clothes aud dou't know
what not of things we've got through
with that are af no earthly use to us, hut
that we hate to throw away. And how
we do hung oa to some of these things!
Why, suy, we've got boxes ami trunks
containing things that we've saved *n
that way that we've been lugging aro'iud
for years, paying to have them moved
and giving up room for the stoiing of
thein, that we never look iato at all. We
couldn't tell what wns in some of them
without lookiog, but they nre things we
sort of hate to throw away, nnd so we
keep lugging 'em around.
"I don't want to drag In melancholy
thoughts in a cheerful conversation, but
I find myself wondering sometimes now,
tts I grow older, what will become of ail
this truck we save up iu this way when
we die. It will all be Just lying there,
aud those wbo come after us will look at
it and wonder what under lhe canopy
we saved it for, anil then they'll throw-
it away, which I tell Mrs. Hilltops we
might just as well do now ouisslvcs and
get rid of it. There's nothing lo the
whole blessed storeroom that we might
not with perfect safety throw right out
without ever looking nt it. Oh, of oouear*,
that is rather n sweeping assertion, but
nevertheless it is substantially true thnt
nil that miscellaneous array of boxes nnd
bundles there, of odds nnd ends of onsi
sort nmi another, we might jnst ns well
throw away bodily, and we never'd miss
'era. We had a curious experience in
I his way last fall.
"Weeding th:<ngs out, th?n, in the usual
manner, we ss't out of the storeroom one
slay three big boxes of sltiff to look over.
Hut somehow these boxes got mixed iu
with the stuff that hnd bes*n looked siver
nnd was ready to throw away, nnd away
they went, never looked at and we never
discovered it till the next duy. Then
there was a time! Mrs. Hilltops wanted
to hnve me go right uway nnd find oul
whnt dump the things collected on our
block went to. nnd ss*e if I couldn't gel
the boxes hack. Our oldest dauglr.cr,
Lucinda, was eurs* Ihe green box con*
taini'd all of her very best pntti*rns, and
I don't remember now whnt other tiling*.
of tremendous vnlue thoss* boxes did cosh
lain, but 1 staved the fo!ks off somehow
from dny to day, and gradually tliey felt
easier ubout it nnd iu a week ths*y fsir
got it.
"Thnt was a year ago, nnd do you suppose we've missed anything? Why, not
n thing. There wasn't anything in those
boxes thnt we really wanted to use. If
there hud been, we woulsl hnve kept on
using it, but we hated to throw the stuff
"I tell Mrs. Billtops. aa I said before,
thnt it would be perfectly safe to clear
out the whole storeroom without looking
ut tbe stuff nt all; Just throw tlie whols
thing right away; that we never store
cash there, nor title deeds, nor anything
of rs*nl value. But she snys no: sbe d
rather look things ov. r, nnd I suppose
thnt some of these old thing?, anyhow,
mny hare in old associations a value
that will make us cling to them to the
A Drnnken  M.in'rs Ilsmissot.
Once whi'ii Sir Horace St. I'nul was at
colls*gs* lie found a man lying slruiik in ths*
qumli angle ami tried to mnke him get up.
"You're drunk," he saisl; "you dou't
even know who I nm." "Yes, I know
Very well who yon nrs*." Rnid tho man.
"You'll* the fellow that wrote an epistlo
to Timothy ami never got nn answer."
This is ofteu quoted as one of tho nattt-
rully clever retorts of drunken men.
A curious custom prevails in Korea.
If n mnn ms's'ts his wife in the street, he
ignores her presence and passes her as if
she were a nt ranger.
When a mnn flatters himself he knows
a woman, hu Halters himself.
The   storr   of   a   Bran   »„- ..
Tr«„»(„rmutlon ot <immh'££*
A story is told of a brass f„urlr
who was one dny visited by a f'i,,
acting ns agent for one of ihe Clti.    .
Central   America.    Tho agent   7
what It would cost to cast a stabi* «,
Christopher Columbus for ,hc    1
square of the city.   The amount w
far in excess of the sum wiiM the ..,*,! '
had a'   his disposal.    He ■«, £
leovlrg in despair of beiug able to Z
cure tue statui* when the brass found-,
said: er
"Come back ln the Junk yard and let
us see what can be found there."
He went bock, and the brass founder
showed hlra a colossal statue of Gam
brlnus, recently removed from the
front of a Inrge brewing establishment
Under his feet rested a beer keg, in his
hand wns a large and overnowln-*
schooner, his beard was long and slum.
gy, nnd about bis brows wiy» wreathed
a garland of barley nud hops.
"Why, this will never do," said the
commission merchant "1 want a stat-
uo of Columbus."
"Walt until 1 have touched this one
up. Come buck in about a week nnd
see what you think of it. If it SU|ta
you, you can have It for the amount
you have at your disposal."
As soon as the visitor had gone the
brass founder set two men nt work on
the figure of (Jambrlnus. They removed the beer keg from under hig
right foot and placed there nn anchor
and a coll of rope, from his band thoy
removed the goblet nnd substituted a
globe, with the continents traced on
It; from his brow they took the wreath
of bailey and hops and substituted a
wreath of Iqurel and then proceeded to
trim up bis whiskers. The finishing
touch consisted In putting at the base
of the statue "Crlstoforo Colombo."
When thc commission merchant came,
he was delighted with the figure and,
purchasing It. shipped it to tlio Central
American   city,   where  It  adorns the
public square and in looked upon with
veneration by tlie citizens of that town.
Particularly    fi tins'sir si     Alt hut   by
l'lriiia That Hnisdle Collou.
"Speaking of lusurunce matters,"'
snld a listener, "1 suppose the plain,
old fashioned nail has caused more
fires lu the big establishments where
machinery Is used In maiiy and complicated woys than any other little
thing In existence. The 'inly thing
needed Is for it to come in contact with
some other hard material wltb sufficient force to cause a spark and beat
generation. Nails bave really produced
n hi'fivy per cent of the cotton fires of
the country. During recent years, on
account of steps taken by tl.e owners
nmi conductors of the larger cotton nnd
byproduct plants at the Instance of Insurance men, Ibe nail hns uot been
such a prollllc producer of lire*..
"A way has been found, for instance,
In cotton gins, cotton mills und is
plants where cottonseed are pot
through manufacturing processes, of
extracting nails and other weighty and
flinty substance* that may flml lodgment in these Inflammable products.
Gravity is tne natural force used. Nails
and rocks ninl materials of this kind
arc heavier than cotton and Its byproducts, nnd they have a tendency to
force their way to the bottom u? tbe
heap. By nllowlng these products to
pass over n rolling belt arrangement
these heavier materials filter toward
the Ixjttom and nre finally extractols
so tbnt when tlie cotton or tlie cottonseed passes through the grind In lhe
various munufiis'turlng processes there
Is but little danger from lire so far U
these things uro concerned.-'-
Bronchitis, or a Severe Cold on tho Chest and Lungs, Doctors will Point you to Dr. Chaso's Syrup of Linseed
and Tnrpontine as the most Effective Treatment.
For every class ol discaso thoro la ono medicine that stands pr.veminimt p.s boinrr sup.irlor to nil others.
In tho ciiso o" Asthma, Bronchitis, and all throut and luni*; ailments tlio recognized treatment Is Dr. Chase's
""yrtiy of Linseed and Turpentine. Doctors do not hesitate to say that when the patient becomes fluBhorl and
cxa ixirated in his struggle for breath, wheezes loudly and oxperls.nces lnions.* njrony In his chest nnd lungs
th ra i'i no preparation available that will givo such prompt and thorough rolls-f i-s
Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine
*.Trs. George* Hodden, I'uinumvlIIc, Ont., says —"I feel lt my duty to recommend Dr. Chase's Syrup of Lln-
eevd n.U Turpentine, as I Inul tlie Asthma very bad ; could got nothing to do mo any good. A friend of mi"''
pel uad i : a to try thi'. remedy, ns hn had tried it, and it proved suf'Coasful, 1 tried it and it curod me. I
nr.i thankful todoy to sny I urn a well wot.ian through tho uso of this remedy. I keep lt in tho houso nil tl"'
time cud would not bo without lt."
Dr. Chate'a Byri*p of Llnsoed and Turpentine Is so well known In the homos of Canada that It scenu* n»"
aecasiisiry to add further comment, but a word of warning may bo neesls-d. Thoro aro ollior preparations of
lin;: ad ;'.n<l turpentine, imitations of Dr. Chaso's. Do sure the portrait and slgnaturo of Dr. A. W. Chase ar''
on the bott'fl you buy. Twenty-fivo cents a bottle ; family size, three times ns much. 60c. AH dealers, **r
'•Vs'iims'■*., Hales & Co., Toronto.
W« wint Men, Wemtn and Chlldron to Work for ut tt their own Homtt, under'thi Direction of
(Authorised Capital, $180,000)   To "Fill Large Oontraots—Good Wages Easily "Earned
Wi w«nt a few moro worker* In thle locality, at once, end In order to tecure your <-o-operatlon without tho delay of correepondence, *"""
herewith explain our full plan in this advertlsoment. The work It tlmple, and the Machine It oaolly oporated, and wilh the Guide, mquh-s*" no
teaohar.   If you with to Join our ttaff of Workert let us htar from you promptly with remittance, and we will tond machine ond outfit to b-gi"
uinrk mt An#>a ... .
work at once.
Wj wl«h tsi ssmirssths swrlrss of fUnlllse lo "o knitting for us In their homes. Wears UwlntrMaoen of this jilsn In Csmssls sn.1 era the isnrtst snllllneeowemon Uieron"'l"',r
.,     *n"li>ii«e*s|s«rleisi-o. w« Isssve Ihs.ss »s,U> to ,,to.Iss..« »., Automatic Usssslilne Isy wHkn sill Missis of s»«issl™.t,sllils,L. |» s.„ns. I,,  I sussUy Mstrlllnm s&rebT sesWliW»"»""l,
s.r.llnMfJiiwmsMisco^ tlie lisitmrtlisn I'nisiA.   All Unit we sr.isslre Is Uia yesi use Hsu mnililnoVcursiiuii lo.llissrilssis*.  The llwlilise loins' '•**"
Isie to
the inschhssi ten be sss»rmtsr«l In. anir osses'l a faiiiiijr.'aissi sit our p'rl. -s.» ssi's'y 'iini.rs.'s.s'ls! f.sisi'lly .li.ml.l I., ,.l.:,
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The treat assmtM nssw lii f.,r Woodmen's, n." hi. en.l Motorsisess's M litems, ansl as wis am mini sis* to suptslr tho ilnmansl, we hare taken Mill method of aslrertlslng for nwfe vi|*
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rthli iiisrpoM, ansl'lhe ss|s,ratl.iii ao simple, It oaussot MstlbG nukeaBlsi
treat ds-msnd now lifssrWiK»lmsin's B... h». a,„l Mobsrinrii'l Mlltosia, ami „	
The |irlc« wo \*f (sir llnlelml hlrjrssle atorklsiiia Is llo.no ,*r hiisislreil i Wssodmao't mis Isn. Ss-. |sor s
ilr, itti
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InatriK tion (luffJe. Bfn/wlnt* li.m ths Wi-rk It to bo
mi ni: in t in nut* it <" - coiiirortftt'ly.
tr. knit
ss*. Will' I,
have nuts-'l. Is alnsple ansl rii|sl.lir Ussue.tho isuu hhso havluga oa|«s:lt» often thousaml "sllUiliei a suliMius.   Wo have uu
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■ mat one good nsfrsremsn, ansl roinllun<
si the iiussisliss. ready to Is,, ,siisilsisis*sl,andalsoenoofhyarn';'»
dsme.   ninn samsda hns l-rsns llssl.lsasl susil rsssssrisssl !•< "*""',„„
... n .1 . ..-., .......«       'S i,m wsirk.  s*
return ibcewlM when Anlilinl. 'We jiienuy clsaijiis oss'ulT worli"sine mrTasiifonr w"rkrre"Myf**tiim sskliisi  'i1'""""'"'.'''^.
y |srnsois> now In oiir elss|sloy woo rail Isnlt fjosss tnon'/"'
   ,—iy s.
lo Unity pairs of eooka or «ts-rkliii[i a slay.and whero Ills, time ul a family la devohesl totlse work, ysnloan fsiaslllr is... tis.iVii!'m'if'li|,sin'i''rVrskiiin Isoen.liy ssHlsi--d.
Wefsiriii.li our work<iss all lliesoaleflall, yarn, eUl., free, and over/Uilr—•'   ■          .'...* ..
sss. fcsss.ssis.sm Sf l'l Sis' I'ST wr.-K inn isssi.ii-iir *i«ssi.u. „,,-Crisis: t'l
We rurnlih tlse mvshllse only fur Iho enolutlte un oftlinn" ""1"™,,|.
Isitii'aaii'urslliiL.ly, lo nivalis tho nsss^esuary sainrasn'olhal '"" j" _i,
usitsni.niidiisiss csmnslenoe smut lse e.lsilsll.ls.«l If wnrearai's" " .—
t make % lUstluottssa with one aud ssot another i Isealdsis, wa aro «» •»
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Jk*™'■elert'deinansl Isy Use trn.le forthl.olanof work.   Our workers can depend sip.,,. It year after year, aiidlf ys.u enBnKe wilh u< Iwholo or spars lime) we will ki" P 1
d wills work ni Issnj; is. you m. It ail l.f.is ts.nly fssr is. ansl solum It promptly,   We enlruel our Wssikera wilh loiiio ssunistllln ol valualslJ »stfn, ami aa wu give refoioussos as w*»
and. Integrity, wei sous! ask you lo slo lhe aame. In otder that walssay know with whom we are doalnr.  „,t„
ll"? I", "^J"?""!".1." >'*_„"' •"d'"»>ired lo show you what our work It. we simply any a> lo the maehlnss, It Is lint what wo reprenent ll to ho. anil win ^"""'"'V.r
lm.'"VhSLI.• ,'!'■ V'," *""""'    ««-'i inarhlne.seonrily packed with an outfit, la tot up fssr wink, thoroughly Ce.se.1, ami a asssW st-.rkln» t-rth.llyk"!''; I >
on.  Should yiisiiieei'iefo engage wish in. it will be neoeeaary toaend us at lust on* good nferonoe. toiieUnsr with tha ronslltanoa ofti6.si«. wtililiiiiakii»Usem*sT
    .,...._ that Is nooeesary fssr thn sunk
take emplsiy mem wish u«. who mint, in order lo become a memlscr. aend us at least on* good reference, ansl roi...
ties of valuable yarn sr* may ■end from time to time will not ha wealed or misappropriated.   Our Inlerrela are iiii.nni i si,,, ■•minucu.rs ■i.,,mi i,ee.i.iieiene<sss *....*.. ■■    ,  .
We guarantee r«tr des.llng ami primpi t,ay ment fsir work. >o do not aak sis le devlai* fma our terms, as w* cauuut make a distinction wilh ono and isol another i beelussi, we aro uu..»
aa allenalve Inialnraa, and mint he governs..! hy blsaliioaa prlsss l|,le<
The manufacture,! price of the machine Is tit, and psselilvely wtll not Im told to any others than those who will agree to ds, knitting for sis.
There I.S.Uss:s.sl,■SlSStss.HiV tli« (rs.l.i f'.r lilt..1...i.S wnrV      '*——*— .-._... ..
honesty I    ,
We have. 1
everything werlalm
bs.llnganslahlppr  '
yossr prosserly. upon receipt of ivhlcli we will f.irwar.1 machine am! outM liwly to commence.
_     W e are ao fros|unnl y and unnw■emsarlly aikcl If one call learn to knit wlthnat a louche
rroonoutly and ursns„-eaaarlly
taelDttrui'flnnOiilrlecan learn to knit at onse
Hal as.r M,ne a worker Isccs.iiica sll„i,l lilies!
one sail learn to knit wlthoet a toaeher.  We s.iy, Yea i It requires no teacher i any person of ordinary In Wltganc* who an
.... - ,    ,     , -.-Hod end wlihes to dlseonttan* In ossr employ we win Utw heck th* issaohln* and retom th* money, nrorldedth* machine Is In air
tradition etwhta recelvesl ami provided en.., ul of work equal to the avmouist |.,.l,l for lhe mas blue hue l„.cn.l.„„, ' *^ __.o«lct.
la ordering you must SMMIIUtM give tha naineof souso reep..nel isle Mend or neighbor aa»reference-<ine who will sneak as to*reorhon»rty,rJaoi'araayourrKarMtexi£>""'u'
Our Woforsnees-EKpresa Oompanlm, Bnnkt. or Toronto Dutlnttt Homes Henri Offlcoi M-.Kinnnn Bid**.. Toro"*!!i The Drill
A Cnum Where Naval ladris Turrs.il
Discipline Into a Joke.
Among otlier good stories told by
Cyrus Townsend Brady In his "Under
Tops'ls ami Tents," published by Scrlb-
ners, Is tbls:
It Is related that a large number of
naval cadets were negligent In following Ihe service In the chapel, which was
after tbe ritual of the Episcopal
church. Aa incautious officer In charge
on Sunday morning made a little address to the church party on the subject, saying he supposed that some of
them erred through ignorauce. but If
they would observe him carefully and
do ns he did—In military parlance, fob
low the motions of the commantllug officer—they would not go wrong.
Word was passed quletlj through the
battn/loo. They marched Into the
church. The officer In charge took his
place In the front pew, settled himself
In his s*>at and calmly blew his nose.
Three hundred noses were blown si-
inultiincously with a vehemence that
was startling. The officer looked around
aud blushed violently In great surprise.
Three hundred heads "followed lhe -nations of the commanding officer." Six
hundred cheeks violently tried to blush,
a hind thing to for a midshipman to do,
and so on through the service.
Tlie man could not stir without Instant Imitation. lie finally confined
himself strictly to the prescribed ritual of tbe service, looking neither to
the right nor to the left, not daring to
raise a finger or breathe out of the ordinary course. This enterprise also
wns ii startling success.
The cadets received olL..- Instructions
later In the day from a furious officer
wliu sternly resented their Innocent
statements tbat they did oot kuow
which was ritual uud which was not
nud tbat he had uot Institute;' tbem
tlmt blowing his nose stood on a different plane from saying his prayers'. It
was a huge joke everywhere.
Dear Sirs,—A few days ago I was
taken with a severe pain and contrite tion of the cords of my leg, and
laid to be taken home in a rig. I
could not sleep for the pain and was
uiiuIj.i* to put my foot to the fiotyr.
A friend told me of your MINARD'S
hlNI—EVT, and one hour from the
lirst application I Wt_ able to walk,
und  the  pain entirely  disappeared.
Vim can use my name as freely as
ynu like, as I consider it tho bstst
remedy I havo ever used.
Ingoraoll, Ont.
The first, firs: engine uss*d in the
Vnii<-tl States was brought from
England to New York in 1731.
Bvi ry widow, even to the 300-
•loiinsl limit, imagines she makes a
"pathetic figure la black."
In Sew Orleans last year scventy-
eight persons died from the effects of
gunshot wounds.
Huring the month of October 320
iinininraiits lodged at the government
buildings, Calgary.
Bow aro of Ointments for Catarrh
Tliat Contain Mercury,
is mercury will surely destroy tho teusoof tmell
nmi i ■ - s a i j - f, ■* cly (IcniiiiTo the wholo system when
entering it tru-ciu/h tbo mucous, surfaces. Such
articl. -s .- hsiuld norcr boiisedoxiwptonprescrip-
tinsi.i 'runs ri*|iutnl)le phys-irians, an tho daaiago
'I.-v ..ill ilo in tenfold to tho Rood ymi can pos-
ibly s'.erlvo from them. Hall's Calurrh Curo.
mnntjfactursjsi by V. J. Cheucy * Co.,Tols*do, O ,
otitis ins no nsoreury, and it talon internully,
nrtinir directly upoo tho blo*nd and mucous sur-
fnecs ut tho sy- ten. In buy-in**; Hall's Catarrh
l.'uro I 0 niroyou jrettlieBonuiiio. It Is taken
intfriially, nnd mado in Tol<*slt>, Ohio, Ly *'. J.
Cheiwy A Do.   Testimonials freo.
Ssslsl hy T)rn|Hrf.«K prise 15c. ps?r bottle.
Hall's Family 1'ills nro tho best.
Slow   wisdom   is   sometimes better
than sudden Inspiration.
When a widower puts a black band
"round his hat, the women say: "The
old hypocrite."
Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, Etc.
Tho chief reason most men want
to go Io heaven when ths*y die ih
thai (hey know It will surprise tbelr
wifs*'n 1. lutivs-s lo see then:1 there.
ll isn't necessary for a mnn to sssw
wild suits, they come up along the
I'lith he travels.
The fellow with an axo to grind is
always looking for someone to do
hlin a good turn.
■«■■■ Yankee Triple.
Burton—Speaking of businett tart, 1
ih'ii'i know of nny one who enn go ahead
of Tlnlelgh, who runs 11 summer board*
ln(* house down our way.
f'.nier-What, olsl Tlnlelgh of Hnysced
Barton—Yes. He dumps all his old
Vegetable cans in the vacant lot next to
Btowell-s place. In lining Ibis he kills
two I irils wltb oue tttine. There being
n*> emit on his own plnee, his bntiitlere
think Ihe table It tupplied fresh from lhe
tana, nnd, on the other hand, everybody
H'lUiiiilly connects the old tin cans with
•Howell's boarding bouse; result, Tln-
•• • ■ k 11 doing a rushing busiuets snd
ptowell isn't making enough to pay his
Florida's orange    yield   (his    year
vV'H bo at leant 1,200,000 boxes.
.Beoau.se liicro nro sermons in si sines
U does not follow that manv preachers mu ou f()Hf.iiH,
J. p. C. Dremner's staghounds killed a porcupifto ia8t weok Mr Brem.
ner took 24 quills out of .the moutli
of ono of the dogs and a large number out of the mouths of the others,
borne of the quills had worked their
way through tho roof of the dog's
mouth and were pulled out point
lorumost through the skin of the
nose. They had penetrated the bony
structure of the dog's mouth and
nose in their passage. The dags ure
very little the worse now, although
their mouths were very sore for a
time. Porcupines are very seldom
seen here.—Edmonton Bulletin.
How to Keep the Baby Healthy and
Happy—Avoid the So-called
Soothing Medicines.
Every mother is naturally solicitous as to tho health of her children, but not everyone treats their
little troubles in the right way. The
so-called soothing remedies are still
used altogether too much, although
physicians have preached against
them for many years. The fact lhat
they put children to sleep is no sign
that ths.y are helpful. On the contrary, soothing drugs are dangerous
und distinctly harmful. At the
Slightest sign of ill-health or dis-
ordeis, give tho little ones Baby's
Own Tablets. The medicine is purely vegetable, and is guaranteed to
contain no opiate or poisonous
soothing stuff. For indigestion, Bour
stomach, colic, constipation, simple
fevers, diarrhoea, tho irritation accompanying the cutting of teeth,
there can bo no better, no safer remedy than this. Baby's Own Tablets
are a sweet, pleasant little tablet
which any child will take readily,
and dissolv.tl in water, may be given
with al*solute safety to the youngest
infant. Mothers who have used these
tablets cheerfully testify to the benefit their little ones have derivod from
I lii-iii Mrs. K. L. MeFarlane, Bristol,
Que., says : " In my estimation
Baby's Own Tablets have no equal
as a liH-dicine for little ones. In
cases of children teething I would
not be without them on any account,
as they keep my baby healthy and
happy." Druggists keep them, but
if you cannot find them conv>r*niently,
send 25 cents direct to us and we
will forward a box by mail prepaid.
The Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Brock-
ville, Ont.
Every mother should have our valuable little book on the care of infants and young children. Sent free
for the asking.
After a woman succeeds in getting
the wedding ring where she wants it
she begins to say what sho means.
Dr. J. D. li i.cKtf'e l'yseniety Cordial it a
speedy ante ior i yeeutery, diarrhce-., cholera, summer complaint, boh cicLne-s and
complaints, ii.ei 1 ninl to children teething.
It givs-a iniined'ate relief t> ;h-*e sniftering
from the 1 Heels of indiscret on in eating unripe fruit, pauamben, etc. li nets wilh won-
dei ful rapidity and never fails) to eonquor
the disease. No ono need feir cholera if
they have a bottle of thia medicine convenient.
The average man fails to learn a
lot of things that experience should
teach him.
Most girls who look sweet  at men
don't mean it.
Coquettes are like weather vanes-
only fixed when they become rusty.
MfflABFS IJNIMENT Hellers Mralrt.
Ssi.-.sr.-.ls'tl Its  Ex|sr«Mliiff  Himself.
Numberless aro tho tricks which
newspaper reporters play upon one
another to relieve the sombre "grinding" of their calling. Two young
men, employed in a morning pnper
in a large city, wero detailed ono
day to call upon the resilient Chinamen and "Interview" them respecting
some immigration measure then
pending in Congress. One of the
two reporters wus a beginner, and
tho other un experienced tuan,, naturally assumed tho management of
thc assignment.
"Billiugs," he said, after they had
invaded several laundries without
any important results, "here is a
tea store. 1 wish you would go in
and talk with the proprietor. I
want to know what ho thinks about
Chinamen voting. I'll go and pull
off an interview with tho man who
runs this cigar-shop next door. Remember to uso the very simplest English at your conimnnd."
Tho young repssrtcr went inside the
tea store, took out his noto book,
and thus addressed tlio proprietor,
who happened to be alone at the
moment :
"John, how ? Me—mo telegraph.
John I Newspnpo—savvy. John ?
Nowspape—print things. Un'ttan ?
Me want know what John think
about Chinaman vote, seo? What
John think — Chinamen — vote -
all same Mellcan mnn ? Savvy,
John ?     Vote ?     Whnt think 7
The Chinaman listened to him with
profound gravity until he had finished, and roplied :
"The question of granting the rignt
of suffrage to Chinese citizens who
have come to the United Stiii-os w th
the avowed intention of making this
country their permanent homo Is one
that has occupied the attention of
thoughtful men of all partloa tor
years and it may become in time
one of iinrainount importance At
p.„spnt, however, it seems lo me
'tbere Is no exigency requiring an
oxpis'sslon of opinion from mo upon
this  subject.      You  will please    ex-
CThemyouug  reporter    went  outside
rost  nnd  recover     from  a
"nlntiiess     thai   tai    Ukj *£g}     g
iiiin   is comrade nao    ■*•■*■ ■
1  ins,"     one   of   the   bflrt  t^AmUi
ffiSan in tha United BUtas.
When three women sit down to .,..'<
about a new dress pattern "- *»all
bov with a toy drum is Inaudible.
The Moat Costly Tiling- of its Kind
In   tlis*   World.
To go to India Snd not see tbe wonderful Taj Mahal nt Agra would bo as gieat
a sacrilege us going to E<;ypt and missing
(he pyramids. Agru is u small place
about midway on a Hue drawn from Calcutta to Bombay. Thu English oilicers
wbo have to spend the summer there lis
lu bed all day, with coolies to fun them
and pull the '*punkn." Therefore I was
constrained to do my sightseeing at night
it was the time of the full moou, which
in India means a grand illumination, a
light excellent by which to read.
After a three mile drive over an excellent macadamised rood my "gharri-
wallah" turned into a large courtyard,
which wins suiTouudcd with temples built
of red sandstone. These temples would
be first class wonders anywhere else, but
anxious to see the "pearl of the orient"
I started up the steps and through tht
great red doorway, ouly to stop iu amazement at tho inner doorway at my first
view of the Taj Mahal. The moonlight
struck full on its pearly dome and threw
into violent relief the slim minarets at iti
cor-MM. In front was the water in the
score of fountains, giving forth its own
rellectiont of the beautiful marble masterpiece, and all around the somber, deate
tropical folitsc for a setting.
The harmony of the proportions makes
the Taj Muliul look small. Yet lt took
20,000 workmen twenty years to complete
It, and it cost about "* 10,000,000. Standing In its superb doorway I found it
would take seven men placed one upon
the other to reach the top of this doorway. There are no windows—only mar
veloiiR (screens cut in the forms of Intertwining vines and flowers and out of immense marble slabs. Even in the center,
whore lhe great sarcophagi lie in which
the builder and his wife are resting, the
decorations nre of marble inlaid with
precious stones. The inscriptions are of
black marble inlaid ou white. And the
mooulight obliterated the grain and the
seams in Ibe mnrble with its sheen, and
It was as though this monument to t
faithful wife was one piece of dazzling
Though centuries have passed its perfection is as frrnusl at this time aa when
first built. Even under the sunlight tht
next slay. when it was not so much a
thing ethereal, no signs of decay were
appureut. It ss*s*ms that this tribute of
tin* goodness of a great Inslian monarch
to his loving wife will stand for ages,
telling how one Hiniloo hail been faithful
to his lore and had raised her up to s
pedestal above him in a country, where
womankind is but a slave.*
Palis'"si Reproductions of the Goods
Solsl   Wit,lis ii   the  Shop*.
There is one custom iu St. Petersburg, holding all over Russia, so droll
that all foreigners laugh at it. The shop-
holders have huge signs over the miserable peepholes they call windows, and
these signs nie painted witlf the reproduction sif the wares tlmt are in the
shops. This was formerly a great convenience to those who could unt read,
aud ever, at the present day was not too
much ridiculed by myself.
One would get oiong famously in Hus
tia could be read the jaw breaking
tongue, but the letiors in seine fronts mis!
street corners loo!; like the slgnt of tin
tosliac to the average foreigner Hinl di
not mean ns mm h. If one could rcasl
and form nu idea of syllables, tlie veriest
idiot would have n passable knowledge o<
rrafflcleot traveling Russia in a month
Bnt the language bars yon out and bowl)
you over, because perforce ymi du no!
know the fifty-two letters that resembli
tripods nasi crescents and scarfpins nnd
Inverted r's and other things. So llu
signs t!o very well.
Eor example, a dairy will have n tiem
onstiutiou ou each side of th - door,
where a cow \\ i'I stunt!, flanked by a
<*ouple of tubs nf butter nn I lonai:i„
against a background of cheeses, whlh
glasses of foaming milk staml tempting!*
round. I was going to say that a pile su
eggs was another feature, bm never un
less the heu w':*> i.s responsible for them
is portrayed lou.l.'y clucking over tbeli
fresbnens. In spite of this, 1 never att
a fri'sh s*gg in St. Petersburg. A fui
shop will have a most fascinating ami*.
of fur lined garments and sealskin coats
painti'sl on its ilooi s tlmt will almost tcoi
yon out of your drotbky, and the frail
stores riot with s'vs'iy color iu the ruin
bow and exhibit likenesses of fruits that
have never grown in Russia or anywhere
else. Ansl peaches, by the way, aud nee-
'.mines of good, sweet growth are about
60 ceuts apiece here.
The signs ieusl great color and gayety
to the streets, although you really never
care to buy anything. The goods are all
very mussy ami cheap, ami the famous
Russian silver pot nearly so artistic nor
so hoDilsome as our own. In leather and
in marble this northern people excel the
Lots  of sermons are not as  broad
aa they are long.
Truth is   mighty,   Sometimes    it's
mighty uncomfortable.
When the chiropodist nmi the hair
dresser nro introduced it is a case
whore extremes meet ?
Tho new woman, if you look close
s*nough, will often be found lo bean
oM  woman.
Ladles' Special UV (cold filled
Hunt inst case guaranteed to wear for
25 years, with either Waltham or El-
g\a movement. A splendid watch for
a school teacher or nurse.
Gent's Special open face, HU
Bold filled carse guaranteed to wear
for Ei years, with either Waltham or
Elgin movement. A good reliable
timo-piece for any man. Sent to any
nddrosa. Money cheerfully refunded if
unsatisfactory and returned at once.
Two Storet  oe.
There is absolutely no risk
in purchasing your watches,
fine jewelry and silverware
from us. We guarantee safe
delivery; we prepay charges
and cheerfully refund money
in full if desired.
Our handsomely illustrated catalogue will assist
you very materially and
may be had upon application.
EtUblithed 1854.
Yonge and Adelaide SU..
Willie—Pa, why do they call our
language the mother tongue ?
Fa—It's because your father never
gets a chance to use it.
Mrs. Celeste Coon, Syracuse, N.T.. writest
"Vot years I could not eat many kinds of
food without producing a burning, eicruci-
tting pain in my stomach. I took Farme-
le 't Fills according to directions undei
'Dytpcpsia or Indigestion.' One box entire.
ly eured me. I can new eat anything I
curjoae, without diMressing me in the loast."
These pillts do not eau-e p .in or griping, and
■should be uned when a CHthartic it required
Hellers, lis Tnur«t*ir.
It you would succeed up to the
limit of your possibilities, hold constantly to tho belief that you are
success organized, antl that you will
be successful, no matter what opposes. Never allow a shadow of a
doubt to enter your mind that the
Creator intended you to win in life's
battle. Regard every suggestion
that your lifo may be a failure, that
you are not made like those who
succeed, and that success is not for
you, as a traitor, and expel it from
your mind as you would a thief from
your houso.
A man's gr#ntest enemies are Ills
doubts. Itesoliitely refuse to sur-
round yourself with an army of
doubts, tears and anxieties. Vigorously dispel those foes of your success mui happiness, or tbey will undermine yuur future. He firmly C**B-
vlneed that you were made (n tbo
Image of perfection, designed for sue.
com and happiness, and that you
have tho power t.i strangle the eviij
which would thwart vou.
Rome men have no use for music
oxcopt when they ore permitted to
play first violin.
Tooth Powder 25
Good for Bad Teeth
Not Bad for Good Teeth
Soiodont Liquid 25c.   Larr**«* LIsiuldand PowdsrTje,
At all stores or by mail.   Sample of the Liquid for the postage, 30.
HALL t_ RWI KBIm N«w York.
I Bargains PianoSANoQrgans I
* Our Mr. Hatcher goes cast this week to select a large stock of
Pianos and Organs for holiday trade. In the meantime we are
offering some great bargains t» make room for new stock. Write
early for Catalogue and price  list.
Wo have a large number of good * second-hand   Pianos and Organs for sale cheap.     El-dredge "B" Sewing Machines.
Forrester & Hatcher
Y. M. C. A. Block. -     -     Portage Ave., Winnipeg.
t> *j*US
Has won an enviable reputation in the Slove world, ln ita
construction every important
Improvement has boon addod
whloh has made it the most
denlrablo steel range for do-
m"stic uso.
Evoiy detail hai been carefully studies.', ts mako it efficient, nnd wc nro proud t > offci-
it to you as n model of steel
rangeconbtructionate. **eason-
ablo price.
Wo mate this magnificent
tieel range as illustrated with
four or six No. 9 cooking
holes. It has a large copi.er
reservoir, ia fitted with Improved duplex grate to burn
any kind of conl: the oven is
large and ia lined with asbc s-
toa board.
It will Imke biscnits 111 THREE MINUTES using a vory small quantity of coal.
Prico as iimstrtttfsl,    I with 4 No. Dcookinifholes 8B5.00 IF. O. B.
(to burn con1 ssr \s.s<>d*"j    "   6No.9     " "'      S60.00 Jat Wpg.
We iriv     guarantor vsi'ls every ranso sold.     If not kept ii stock by your local
st vo doalor. writ, ns for further particular...
I   TSIE    0*U*R"N**E"*Z"    *FC*0*****Tr)*R*-Sr    CO.,   Limited, Winnipeg
God made both tears and laughter,
and both for kiad purposes ; for, as
laughter enables mirth and surprise
to breathe fn>ely, so tear? enable sorrow ^to vent itself patiently. Tears
hinder sorrow from becoming despair and madness ; and laughter is
ono ef the very privileges of reason ^i
being confined to thc human species.
—Leigh Hunt.
There never was, and nerer will be. a
onirenial panaoea. in one n m dy, for all lilt
to which fleth ia heir—the ts.tj- nature of
many curatiTvo being tuch that were tne
germt of other and differently teated diseases rooted in the nyaiem of the patient—
what would relieve one ii. in turn wiruld aggravate the oth r. We hare, however, Tn
Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,
anadulteraUd ttstc, a remedy fur many and
grU vou.-s lilt. By Ua gradual and Judicious
use the fraileat tystrnia are led into conva-
i*.*cenue and t-trength by the influence which
Quinine exerta i n nature't own restoratives.
It relieves the drooping spirits of those with
whom a chronic state of morbid despond-
tnr.y and lack of n u-ro.-t in life it a disease,
ind, by tranquihting the nervea. disposes to
tound and refreshing tieep—iinpartt vigoi
to the action of the blood, which, being
ttimuluted, courtea throughout the veins,
ttrengthenlng the hea th; animal functions
•f the system, thereby making activity S
accessary rctult, ttrengthening the frame,
tnd giving lifo to the digestive organt, whict
naturally demand increases! substance—re*
suit, improved appetite. Northrop *c Lyman.
of Toronto have given to the public iheif
tuperlor Quinine \\ ine at the usual rate, and,
ganged by the opinion of scientists, thia
wine approaches nearest perfection of any in
the market,   all druggists tell it.
Alloway & Chainpioii
Write to us for prices of SCRIP,
Get our List of Lands.
Stocks and Bonds Bought and Sold.
We can furniih the exact amount of
Scrip for any payment on Dominion
Lands.   Do not pay cosh.
WANTED, Acent ftr tho sale of Hardy Russian
applet, currants, pooseberries, ornamental trees
aud seed I'otutot'-s. Every salesman has exclu
isivo territory. Sample outfit free, ("rood pay.
Wo are one of tho oldest osUibli'.hsjd firms in
Canada. Appply now. PELHAM NURSERY CO.
Toronto, Ont.
N. B.Catalogno freo.   Fanners can make good
mor.oy during their s.lack season.       P. N Co.
Wilh some people evs*a the smallest
troubisas come in large sighs.
In a poker 1*111111* even a vegetarian
has been known  to play for stakes.
Pahhilei's I'tiij. psssseiie the nower *>f
sctii g sp. rilii'iiify 11p.sn ths* d!.-eii*c.l organt,
stiiiiiilaiiti.• lOSOtioU the dormant energies
of tho system, thereby removing iliseas.*. In
fact, 8.1 great Is the power Of thia medicine
tsi cle..r.se anil purify, t!tut disss-sises of almost
every name nnd n.iiure are driven from the
body. Mr. 1). 0—swell, OarswsU, P. 0., Ont.,
writes: " I luivi, tris-d risi-nielee's fills ana
find them an exeullent medicine and one
that will sell ws.ll."
No mun believes
hut he is fully ap-
Ev,*n hush money is apt to Isilk.
Ths* golden rule never gets the gill
rublietl nil il from over uw*.
for ns at homo.   W  furnish yarn and machine.   Esisy work.   Good pay.    Hand Knitters
also wmits.it.    Send stamp f-r particulars to
STANDARD HOSE -Co., Dcpt. H,Toronto,Ont
Don t Be Idle- v.>wiutui>piFrMwttiiwo*
I to bt tons st Bune.   tlt.tt *w
wrelr kmIIv sirrsrd knitting mx. Ws sapulv mn IsIm snt
nsilwidl »n.l p*j j >r work s.< .s.-ntl« WisUS«-t»r. ITU
Psopis t Irsltlini; SrudLssSc Usnlud, Torsjsste, C«us_.
The contortionist is not the only
fellow who ia given to patting himself on the back.
The man who would try to stab a
ghost  would stick at nothing.
A wise man never interferes with a
Woman who is minding her own bus-
Ns-arly ev.-r*, lmsl young man you
meet has a (.rood SsUrteV to watch ovs-r
A Cincinnati physician foolishly
took some of his own medicine. The
verdict Of the coroner's jury was :
"Death due to unprofessional conduct."
fade, but young lives endanger, d by severe
coughs and ciuds may be preservi-d by Dr.
Thomas' Eeleetrio Oil. Croup, whooping-
cough, br nehitie—in short, all afiections of
the throat and lungs aro relieved by this
sterling preparation, which ulto rcmodiea
rheum itlo puns, s. r s, bruits*, pile-*, kidney
difflc.ilty, and i.. must scanomlo.
Aa Oist Wett.
A correspondent of Cassell's Magazine records a curious freak on tbe
purt of some wasps In Gloucester, England.
The wnsps wore noticed going In and
out of u lock which secured a workshop door. The owner of the shop hnd
the lock removed to silllsfy his curiosity nbout lhe doings of Hie luisy workers. He found n 111st Inslsle. Tlie cells
were made of mud nnd were full of
larva). Tbere were several dead wasps
Inside tin* lock.
As the loek wns In nl'iiost dally use
tln> w.'ii*p could not have had a very
peaceful heme,
And let at nipnly yon wilh
11 t'lcaiieiit,nssKleni lot that
will bi iis-lnon up your |s.-si-i-s
nnd ploa.-o your roadort
snidativnrtisers. Write us
forettimate? on nnytliinK
iu printer's sii.iI.mi il.   i ; :
173 McDermot Avo., Winnipeg.!
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W.  V,  U.  No. 351.
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vC. E. Smithkringalk, Editor and Prop.
-SLOCAN,      -      -       -       -      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
•Ahe first insertion nnd5 cento a line each
sssubHpquent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, *>7 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
■as legal advertising.
'  Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
ior each insertion.
Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription is |2 per year, sts'ict-
Iy in advance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, 1901.
A pencil mark in the space
■opposite will be an indication to you that ye editor
considers thore is something
•coming to him on your subscription. Kindly acknowledge  in cash and oblige.
One property sold  and another
..starting up Is this week's record.
Once more the knocker steps in and
breaks off a deal, and one that meant
much for the camp.   Mephisto's hot-
, test corner is none too severe a punishment for these parasites of  the
; .mining camps.
The Privy Council of the Empire
has confirmed the constitutionality of
the Manitoba prohibition law,clearly
, defining the right of the provinces to
•enact  laws affecting  local   issues.
' The decision given lets the Ottawa
government out of an awkward corner, and it has made thc Manitoba
legislators wish the verdict had been
otherwise.   It remains to  be seen
whether the law will be enforced in
it* entirety.
Premier Dunsmuir has more trou-
. bin on his hands and one that will
.cause him to lose the last vestige of
respect  from  the working classes.
Through his manager, he started to
, cut wages at his coal mines at Alexandra and a strike has been declared
in  consequence,   Why, the douce,
.can't Dunsmuir  use  his  men like
manager Robins in Nanaimo.   Respect begets respect and confidence
induces confidence.
To liold a fighting chance in federal
, politics the Conservative party must
.formulate a new policy.   The rank
and file realize the corpse-like condi-
, tion of the party and are praying for
, another Sir John  Macdonald,   Ex-
.mayor Andrews, of Winnipeg, has
.drafted what many believe to be a
winning platform, constructed upon
popular lines, and bos urged R. L.
Borden, the Dominion leader of the
i Conservatives, to adopt it. The chief
plank  is   government   ownership.
Tbat idea was first advanced by the
Independents, then appropriated by
,*he Liberals, and now is liable to be
.absorbed by the Conservatives.   All
hands being so agreeable, government ownership should  prevail in
, Canada, to the exclusion of all private monopolies.
.Socialists are much interested in
the platform which Ex mayor An-
.drews of Winnipeg urges the Con
servativo party to adopt, because it
, contains three cardinal planks of
their own movement. Plank No. 1
has for its ultimate aim the govern -
ment ownership of all public utilities;
No. 2 seeks the abolition ofthe ini-
. quitous spoils system and thc placing
•f the civil service on a basis of competitive examination and merit; and
No 3, direct legislation by the initially-* and referendum,   Mr. Andrews
concludes his letter to the Conservative  leader  with  these  significant
-words: "If you do bat have courage
, to advocate these not new but sound
principles, you will be surprised how
gladly they will be welcomed by the
j great mass of the people. Men,young
and old, want to belong to a party of
consistency, of honor, of progress,
whose principles are easily understood and do not consist of mere
Bounding  phrases.     They  want a
;-reason for their faith; substance, not
shadows, for their hope."   .Socialists
...cannot be condemned for their belief
in the early national recognition of
their principles, as all shades of poli
{.tical boosters aro advocating them
But while the Conservatives arc at it
wby don't they purloin the name ol
, the sSoclalist8 along with their plat
.form ? Or. better still. let them ste-
over the boundary and become Idcn
Rifled with the new party holus bolus.
Subscribe for The Drill.
Sheriff Tuck, Nelson, was here on
Mark Manley will spend the winter
in Boston.
The Trail smelter is getting coke
from Frank.
Ike Lougheed went to Fernie on
Jimmie lingers has located for the
present at Fernie.
The  local  stores are displaying
their Xmas goods.
Porn.—In Kaslo, on Nov. 20, Mrs.
J. D, Moore, of a son.
Crown grants are to bo applied for
on the Alpine group.
Municipal court of revision will sit
today at the city hall.
Next week will see municipal politics begin to shapen up.
Rossland has developed a full-
fledged case of smallpox.
All the local hotels have their applications In for new licenses.
Mrs. Funk is to take up her abode
in Sandon again next month.
A. P. McDonald, of Silverton, will
open a livery stable at Frank.
Bob Brott, now conductor on tho N.
& S.. spent Tuesday in the city.
Today's session of the court of revision promises to be interesting.
Billy Crawford, of Creston, Is slated to be married.. Poor unfortunate.
Ed Haley holds tbe hunting record
of the season, having bagged six fine
Alex. Stewart and Miss Winner
aro giving np business at the Victoria
W. Mitchell, from the Arlington
mine, is ill in the hospital of pneumonia.
Miss Bennett has returned from a
two months' visit to Southern California.
Miss McCoy, of Vernon, sang a solo
in the Presbyterian church Sunday
The license commissioners of the
Slocan district meet at New Denver
on Dec. 16.
Government Agent Chipman refuses to grant a water right on Climax creek.
Mrs. Capt. McMorrls came up from
Nelson Tuesday, on a visit to Capt.
and Mrs. Seaman.
The Royal and Arlington have been
the scenes this week of numerous
raffles for turkeys.
John Bull has taken over the stock
of James Orr and removed to his
store farther up Main street.
Thanksgiving day was a success
locally. A shooting match and the
band boys' dance were the attractions,
James Orr has closed up his gents'
furnishing store and gone cast. He
had resided here for a number of
Another case of smallpox has developed at Rossland, while several
other suspicious cases are being
The wholesale and retail merchants
met in Nelson Tuesday evening, to
settle their differences, but nothing
was done.
Tuesday evening's meeting of the
Socialist league was a short one, owing to many of the members taking
in the concert.
The C-P.R. has a big gang nf men
employed just below the Lemon
creek water tank, cutting away the
big mud bank,
Kaslo:s board of trade purpose holding a reception to the associated
boards of trade of south eastern British Columbia shortly.
Angus McGillivray and bride,New
Denver, passed through to their
home this week, after spending their
honeymoon on the coast
Micky MeFarlane and Pete Swan
announce their intention of erecting
a skating rink, below the lower
bridge on Springer creek.
The government purpose collecting
all unpaid taxes on this townsito
prior to incorporation. Delinquents
will have their property sold up.
Sloan & Rchonherg had good success with their shooting match for
poultry on Wednesday and Thurs-
day.being favored with fine weather.
According to the census returns
Vancouver has a population of 26,133,
Victoria 20,816. New Westminster
6498, Rossland 6161, Nanaimo 6130,
Nelson 4610.
Charley Faas has been visiting
in the. city this week. Ho is still carrying his right arm in a sling, as the
result of his recent accident while out
prospecting near Creston.
Miss Bennett will receive pupils in
music at 75 cents per hour; 40 cents
per half hour, once a week, or 75
cents per two half hours a week.
Classes begin on Saturday, Nov. 30.
W. A. Galliher, M.P., of Nelson, is
in t,he citv. He will appear at the
municipal court of revision today in
the interest, of thc "famous 34" who
are seeking to get on the voters' list.
Bennett & Co. wish to call attention
to drawing contest to tako place at
Xmas time. Tickets are given with
$1 purchases on a handsome pattern
hat snd doll; with $2 purchases, oi*
gentleman's smoking jacket and silk
piano cover.
A. R. Bolderston and Win. Georgo
have driven 97 foet on their 240-foot
contract on the Legal, on the first
north fork of Lemon creek. They
expect to get the ledge In another 10
The C.P.R. and Grand Trunk ha*e
issued a circular notifying shippers
to the Pacific coast that after December 31 next the practise o" allowing
two or more shippers to make shipments in one car, so as to secure car-
lead rates, will be discontinued, Rule
No. 2 of thc Canadian joint freight
classification and No. 6 of the western classification are to be enforced.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry ofliee, H. P. Christie being mining
Nov 18—Ethel E, Bulko, Bulko.
Nov 20—Athens, James E Orr to E W
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
Slocan,       - - B. C
J.  ffl.
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - - B. C.
NOTICE ii hereby given that 1 intend
to apply at the nest regular sitting of the
Board of Licensing Commissioners for
the City of Slocan, to be held after
the expiration of thirty days from tbe
date hereof, for a retail liquor license for
the premises known as the Two Friends
Hotel, situate on Lot 2, Block 1, in tbe
City of Slocan.
Slocan, B.C., Nov. 1,1901.
Witness: J. F. Hakbottle.
Corporation of the City of
Notics* is licroby tjivpn tlmt tlio iinniinl sitting
of tiie Court of Rssvision, for the psirpsisss of
hearing nil complnints against tlioiisssvs-smcist
for tho jronr 3.102, ns mails) by ths? Assessor of tho
City of Slocnn, B.C., vsill be liolsl in tlio Council
Hall, iu tlio City of Slocnn, on Friday, November 29th, 1001. at 10 o'clock, a.m.
City of Slocnn, B.C., October 10th, 1901.
City Clork
NOTICE is hereby -riven that no days
after dstn I shall apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase 40 acres of land,
more or less, in the West Kootenay district, and described as follows: Commencing at it post about one quarter of
a mile east of the city of Slocan, and adjoining the townsite of Brandon on the
north ; thence*20 chains west; thence 20
north; thence 20 chains east; thence 20
chains south to the point of commencement.
Dated this 17th day of October, 1901.
In the matter of an application for a duplicate certificate of title to lot 1,
block 53, Slocan City (map 496.)
Notic is hereby given that it is my intention to issue, at the expiration of one
month from the first publication bereof,
a duplicateof the certificate of title to the
above mentioned lot in tho name of William Cousins, which certificate is dated
tho 4th dav of December, 1897, and numb-red 248K.
Land Ret-istry Office, Nelson,B.C.,25tb
October, 1901.
II. P. MacLbod, District Registrar
Notice to Public.
NOTICE is hereby given that I have
no travelers on the road selling goods for
me, and the public is herewith warned
from purchasing Jewelery,Watches,etc.,
from any person or persons making any
representation to the contrary.
Send your orders, particularly for holiday gifts, direct to me.
Nelson, B.C., Nov. 23rd, 1901.
Slocan License District.
"I^OTICE is hereby given that the undermen-
* * tissues] persons hnvo mnilo application under the provisions of the Lisiuor Liccuso Act,
1900, for ronowalof Hotel License at tho places
setopposito to their respective nanios:—
Louis Lnvc.ii'iio, Robson Hotel, Rohnon.
S. A. Mi'Mnniis, Lambert's Hotel, Slocan
John MsKiiiniiii, Basin Hotel, Arlington
George Aylwin,Ent*jrprise Hotel, Aylwin
A. A. Allan, Yevoy Hotol, Ashburn.
A meet ing of the Hoard of Liceuse Commissioners of the Slocan License District will be
held to consider such applications at the Court
House, at the Town of Now Denver, on Monday,
thu Sixteenth Day of Ducember,ll)01,at tho hour
of Eleven O'clock in the foronsson.
llsisf License Inspector.
New bonver, B.C., 27tli Nov., IMl.
Certificate of ipraiti
Victoria,  Vraaa, "***Hl Skooknm   Mineral
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On west side of
Dayton oreck.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Albert E. Ashcroft, I-.L.S., as agent for. tbe "New
Gold Fields of British Columbia,"
Free Minor's Certificate No. B-K'030,
intend, sixty dnys from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining Crown grants of the
above claims.
And further tnke notice that action,
under Bection 37, must be commenced
beforo tlio issuance of such certificates of
Dated this 9th day of September, 1901.
Itaby   ltoyal  and   Lexington  Fractional
Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City mining division of West Kootenay district. Where
located:—On Republic hill, adjoining
the Phoenix-Viking.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M McGregor, acting as ngctit for Fied G. (Jar-
lisle, free miner's certificate No. B3887I,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the
above claims.
And further take notice that action,
tinder section 37, must be commenced
hefore the issuance of such certificates of
Dated tins 30th dav of September, 1901
4-10-01 'J. M. McGREGOR
K»,   Kit  antl   Kyi*   Fractional   Mineral
Situate in the Slocan Citv mining division of West Kootenay district. Where
located:—On Robinson creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, W. D. McGregor, free miner's certificate No.
I'5!M0('>, acting for myself and as agent
for J. M. McGregor, free miner's certificate No. B59H07, and A. E. Rothermel,
free miner's certificate No. B59655, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements, for tho purpose
of obtaining crown grants on the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificates of
Dated this 30th day of September.lOOl
4-10-01. W. D. McGREGOR
Rlk Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division* of West Kootenay District.
Where locafid: Between Springer
and Lemon creeks, north -of the
TAKE NOTICE that I, William
Tlioiiilinsoti, as the agent for Herman
Clever, Free Miner's Certificate No
1)38094, intend, sixty days from tlm date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certilicate of Improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
of the above claini,
And further tako notice that action,
under 37, must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements
Dated this  24th   day of  September,
18-10-411 WM. THOMLINSON
Scorpion Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay district.
Where located : Near Robinson creek
adjoining the Rainbow.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for Thos. Andrews,
free miners'certificate No.B46319,intcnd,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the mining recorder for a certificate of
improvements,for the purpose of obtaining a crown grunt of the above claim.
And further (ake notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
improvemsnts. '
Dated this 17th day of October, 1901.
25-10-01 J. M. McGREGOR
Summit Fractional Mineral Clulm.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—On the divide between Ten Mile and Springer creeks,
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for Robert I. Kirkwood, free miner's certificate No. B69538,'
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
cettiflcate of improvements, for the pur
pose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice thnt action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before tha issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 28th day of October, 1901.
8-11-01. J. M. McGREGOR.
Black Hens Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenny District.
Where located:—Three miles north
east nf Slocan City.
TAKE NOTICE that I, FranciB J.
O'Reilly, of Silverton, B. C. as
agent for George Brine, free miner's certificate No. Bt'2242, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the pnrposo of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before tlie issuance of ,such certificate of
Dated this 4th day of November, 1901
The Drill,
$2 per year
Ue-opened under
the old management
Former customers
cordially invited to return
lanageraent. cordially invltei
The Royal Hotel
Oor. Arthur Street aad Delaa**- Areane, Sloean.
Building* thoroughly renovated
and re stocked with the best
Fruit, CWcctionSy, TobaS
Yon can get anything in the.se lines that you
require from us. Our stock in each is always
kept fresh and well assorted. We handle the
best the market affords.   Prices are right
Stoves !~~Stoves!   Stoves]
Just look up McCallum & Co.'s assortment of
Heating Stoves,   for either coal or wood.
Prices, from
Steel Ranges from
$5 to $a5
$16 up.
This is the best assortment of first-class
stoves that ever came tt Slocan. They burn
any kind of coal. Call around and satisfy
yourself and wo will do the rest.
McCallum & Co.
General Hardware, Slocan.
Agents for Crow's Nest Coal; price delivered, $6.25 per ton.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Lending Parlors:
The Murcutt Branch
Meets tha second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in tho Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishing tj join.
Miss E. Stouohton, Mns.M.D. McKee
President. Cor. Secretary.
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, E C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle nnd Puck Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,      -       -     B. C.
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
Slocan hit Miners' On,
No. 6_, W. F. ofH.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
for $18.25.
Why ha without a range when
you can get one so cheap ? They
are preferrable to stoves and give
better satisfaction. These ranges
burn wood or coal and will be
set up free.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To Thomas Henderson, or to any penon
or persons to whom ha msy have trans*
Ier res I  his one third (!-,'' interest is
the Ijone  Dutchman  mineral   clsim
situated  on   the  last south   fork ol
Ixmiioii creek, in the Slocan City min
ing division.
You nre hereby notified that I lisr-*
expended the sum  of one hundrsd snd
two dollars and liltv cents in labor snd
improvements on the above menticiisd
mineral clsim, in order to hold said mineral clsim  under the provisions of ths
Mineral Aet; nnd if within flu davs from
the slate of this notice ynu fail, or refuit,
to contribute your proportion of such ei-
penditure, together svith all costs of advertising, your interest in  ssid  claim
will become lhe property of tbe subseri-
Iser, under section 4 of an Aet •ntitltd
"An Act to amend the Mineral Acl.lWO."
I'awsl nt Slocnn, this 18th day of Ssp-
tember, A.D. 1901.
You Can Make
A Striking Effect!
By wearing a perfect fitting Suit,
cut in the latest style and elegantly
trimmed. Such can be purcbastu
A. David, the Miner's Tailor,
near tha Post nines.
Call and see our display
of Chinaware, including
Tea Sets, Cups & Saucers, Berry Sets, etc.
All new and up-to-date
We also carry Cameras,
Kodaks,   and  supplies.
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
Christmas Sailings
to England:
Pari Ian, Nov 23; Numldlan, Nov 30
Ionian, Dec 7; Tunisian, Dec 14
Dominion, Nov 28;    Carahroman, 30
Vancouver, Dec 21
Ivernia, Nov 23; .Saxonla, Deo 7
New England, Dec 4; Ultonia, Dec 91
Celtic, Nov 26; Etruria, Nov 2S
Germanic, Nov 27; Campania,Nov 30
Majestic, Dec 4; Umbrla, Dec 7
Cvmric, Dec 10; Lucanla, Dec 14
Oceansc. Dec 11; Etrurla, Dec 21
Teutonic, Dec 18; Campania, Dec 28
Haverfoid, Nov 27; Philadelphia. Dec4
St Paul, Dec 11;       St Louis, Dec 1»
Continental sailing! of North German Lloyd. Hamburg Packet Co.,
Holland-American, Red Star French
and Anchor lines on application.
For reservation of berths,rates ana
onmplete Information call on or write
nearest C.P.R. agent, or—
T. S. CAHTKK,     E. J. COYLE,
D.P.A , A.G. P. A.,
Nelson. VM-wavcr*


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