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THE SLOCAN DRILL.
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WOL. II., No. 39.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   DECEMBER   27,   1901.
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12.00 PER ANNUM,
Arrived In :
100 cases 40 pep oeut. Giant Powder
50 eases 60 " " M
25 eases Gelatine Dynamite, Giant.
ON HAND:
60,000 feet Bennett's Fnse
20,000 Al Blasting Caps
8 dozen 5-lb Verona Picks.
T. D. W00DC0CT& COMPANY,
l^ifdware Merchants.
SLOCAN, B.C.
1EST YOU FORGET.
LADIES'
UNDERWEAR:
"HEALW--The    Celebrated    "Health"    Brand.
W« hare a very nice range to select from in the very
finest pare wools, as well as the cheaper grades. We
can save you money. ,
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
8locan, Vernon, Fairvlew, and Camp 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.
5L3HXAN,
B. C.
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MEETING OF COUNCIL.
SHORT  SESSION   HELD  ON  MONDAY
EVKNINO.
Sidewalk Committee Make Their Final
Report—Day Labor Proven Cheaper
Than Contract—Clark Foley to Preside at Sehool Election.
A short session of the council was
held Monday night, those present being Mayor York,Aid.Worden.Smith,
Nicbol, Bradshaw and Woodcock.
A circular letter, dealing with supplies of stationery, was presented
from Thomson Bros., Vancouver, but
no action was taken on it
All accounts previously presented
were reported correct bv the finance
committee and ordered paid, on motion of Aid. Smith and Nichol.
New bills: John Craig, office furniture, $23.   Referred to finance com
mittee.   Reported on by them and
ordered paid, on motion of Ald.Smith
and Wootleock.
The sidewalk committee reported
as follows: "We, your committee on
sidewalks, beg to report as follows—
New sidewalks built, 814 feet of eight
foot walk, on Main street, from Baty's
hotel to the hospital; 596 feet of six
foot walk, on north side of Delaney
avenue between Main and Arthur
streets, and on west side of Main
street, from Mr. Shupe's store to the
city hall; TOO feet four foot walk, from
Arthur street along; the north side of
Delaney avenue to the bridge; 108
feet crossings, four feet wide; 113 feet
crossings, six feet wide—making total length of walk laid 3331 feet. Expenditures—Hard ware account, $41.-
30; lumber, $417.39; wages. $97.50;
total expense, $556.19, Actual cost
per lineal foot, 23J cents."
Report accepted and ordered fyled
and the committee discharged.
An amendment to the resolution
passed at last meeting regarding' the
appointment of J. A. Foley ns return
ihg officer was passed, extending the
Clerk's offices ho as to act for the
school election also.
' Aid Bradshaw asked to have the
clerk make a house to house inspection of tlie whole city, under the Are
limit bylaw. Chief Clark will assist
in the operation.
Council then adjourned.
drift, of shipping- grade. Word has
been received that the hoisting plant
has been ordered for the property
and will be here before spring. Sinking will then be resumed in the main
shaft.      	
TAMARAC BOND LIFTED.
Puroha.e Price Paid on Another Good
Property,
The bond on the Tamarac group,
Springer creek, has been lifted and
the deeds turned over tothe company
and recorded. John F. Holden, the
manager, came in from Spokane on
Friday and wound up the buiness
with the resident owners, The payment made was 90 per cent, one payment having previously been made.
The full bond called for $18,000, so
that the payment just made represented considerable money.
The owners of the property were
Con Fielding, George Henderson and
Neil Gething, while the purchasers
are known as the Tamarac Mining &
Development Syndicate, of Spokane.
One small shipment has been made
from the Tamarae by the bonders,
the returns being 172 oz silver and 17
per cent lead. Four drifts have been
opened up on the vein and each is
showing ore, there being sufficient in
sight to more than repay the purchase price.
Mr. Holden lias shut down the
Tamarac till spring, when a force of
20 men will be put on. The company
will also build half a mile of wagon
road to connect the mine with the
Springer road. By the lifting of the
bond on the Tamarac an increased
feeling of confidence has been imparted to the camp.
SLOCAN,  B. C.
Offers ip-to-date accommodation for the
PubUc     It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
taETHINOSft HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
.'Slocan, B. C, is under the
Sled nl Personal Miagiral of M Mr,
Who is everweady to make life pleasant for those
v/far.tarry within a while with him.	
WILSON HOUSE.
SLOCAN, B. C.
No Smelter for Rockland.
Jay P. Graves, who holds the con-
tolling interest in the Rockland group
of claims on Eight Mile creek, has
been credited with the intention of
erecting large smelting works next
;spring to treat the ores from that
property, thev being high grado copper in character. Writing to a party
in this city from New York on the
subject, Mr. Graves s ys: "It is not
my intention to construe smelting
works for the operation of the Rockland until; the properties slnll have
ittrst been developed sufficiently to
.prove their merits. We expect to do
some prospecting when we arc able
to reach this. Mr. Miner has no interest with me in the Rockland group
of mines."
Is reached? by any trail or road
that run-yu tfo the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
ae
TEETER,
Proprietor.
Gents'Furnishings.
Just, pened up in my store, on Main
street a full line of Cents' Furnishings,
Clothing, etc.; also Rubbers, in women s,
menfs and children's sizes. All are to be
disced at close margin for cash and one
pricTonly. Orders tdken for custom
clodki g. All work first-class and fits
Jfuanph teed
JOHN BULL
St|* t, Slooaxu.
An Unfortunate Httkup.
! Mrs. H. P. Christie, wife of Mining
Recorder Christie, met with an unfortunate and painful mishap Saturday afternoon. The lady, with a
number of friends, was enjoying a
skate on the rivor some distance be
low the city, and, while endeavoring
to make a sudden turn, her skate
caught, twisting her right leg nnd
breaking the bone sharp off. Dr.
Bentley was In the party and at once
spliced tho broken limb as well as
possible with the appliances at hand,
and the lady was carried to tho railway track, where a handcar was
procured and the victim soon taken
homo. She is now getting along
nicely,    	
Struck a Uonama.
Jack Aitchison came down from
the Pavstreak, Monday, to get some
assaying done. He and Sid Cooper
leascd the claim two weeks ago and
they have been working steadily at
it ever since. They have taken out
61 tons of ore in that time and it is
all oil shipping grade. An assay
made on tiho oxide, of which there is
a great deal in the ledge, gave $110
in gold, and a general assay gave
$lf>7 in all values. From these returns it is evident tho lessees have
struck a bonanza.
Hegan'i Alley Banquet.
On December 25,1897, a number of
lonesome bachelors got together and
organized a club for celebrating
Christmas day. Every year since
tho society, banded together under
the name of the Hogan's Alley Club,
has celebrated Christinas with a big
dinner and a general jollification.
Each your has seen the crowd of participants cnltugeO.amd this Christinas
was no exception. The spiel, Wednesday night, was held in the vacant
store adjoining the Slocan hotel, and
it was a cracker-jack of a time. Not
a bachelor in the neighborhood was
overlooked and) each was made to
feel that Cferistmas held some joy for
him. There was an abundance of
good things provided and not a man
missed his opportunity. Following
the feast came the songs and speeches
rounding up a good evening's enter
tainment. Logan's Alley Club has
made the city famous throughout the
bills, and it deserves to be perpelu
ated, because of the feeling of brotherhood and comradeship it so successfully imparts.
Xmui Tree Entertainment.
The Music Hall held the biggest
crowd in its history on Monday evening, the occasion being the annnal
entertainment given by the Sunday
school children. An excellent programme was given by the children,
the various selections going oh* without a hitch. Perhaps-the most pleasing number of the lot was the fan
drill by the girls> followed by a burlesque by the boys in costume. The
larrival1 of Santa.Claus-and the distribution of presents from the heavily
laden tree afforded keen pleasure to
the little ones. The entertainment
was a great success and came as a
fitting prelude to the general Christmas festivities.
Molybdenite Claim Bended.
and shortly after slipped on the ice
and fell on its forehead. It struck
the ground so hard that its neck was
broken by the shock. Bobby is out
several good dollars over the accident.       	
PROMOTION   EXAMINATIONS.
Name of Succomfiil Scholars at the Pub-
llo School.
Following is a list of those scholars
who have been promoted at the public school:—Senior Division—Second
Class to Junior Third—Annie Rae, J.
Wilson, Ethel Lavell, Harvey Montgomery, Flossie Foley. Junior to
Senior Third-Marv Benish, Wesley
Baty, Fred York, Alvin Foley, Alex.
McCallum, Emmet Tutcher. Senior
Third to Junior Fourth—Nettie Bull,
Fannie Robertson. Alice Bull, Nellie
Terrv, Mabel Hall, Gertie Foley, L.
Hall, Effle McVicar.; Junior Fourth
to Senior Fourth—Annie Montgomery
Alma Baty, Florence Forin, Harry
York, Walter Watson, Alex. Nevers,
E. Barber, Alma Ross, Lottie York,
Jennie Fdiey.
The public closing exercises passed
off smoothly and the teachers had the
satisfaction of entertaining a larger
number of visiters than at any previous examination in the history of
the camp. Dr. Forin and Trustee
McCallum made offers of handsome
presents to the pupils in each division who had made the most progress
during the term. Two presents were
offered in the junior division, i.e., a
ticket to the skating rink and a pair
of skates, Joseph Wilson and Bessie
Forin being the recipients. Three
presents were given to pnpils in the
senior division, i.e., a skating ticket
and two pairs of skates. Annie
Montgomery,Florence Bull and Florence Forin were the recipients.
AN AFPKKCIAT1VK" »KAI>RKV
Ttje Drill deeply appreciate! the
following flattering telegram, received as it was in the nature of a Christmas gift from an appreciative reader:
Rossland. B.C., Dec 24, 1901
Editor Dkill,
Slocan; .
Pray accept my heartiest good
wishes for the coming year.that your
able efforts in the interest of your
rich district be rewarded with great
prosperity.
Chas. Dempster
dineltere Reduce Bate,.
Good news has come to the owners
of silver-lead properties in the Slocan.
A reduction of about 20 per cent in
treatment charges has been agreed
o i by the smelters, to go into effect
on the new year. On the present
basis-of $19 "per ton. the new rates
will show a reduction of from $3 to
$4. The reduction made will act as
a partinrl oftVt to the cut in the prices
of silver and lead.
OUR   ORE  SHIPMENTS
SUBSTANTIAL   SHOWING   MADE   B*
THIS   DIVISION.
Lett Year'i Shipments Were »8«7 Tone—
A Healthy Kvldenee of the Life an*
Wealth of the Camp— Arlington th«
IMgceet Shipper.
Ore shipments for the week showed
a further increase, to 120 tons. From
the Enterprise 20 tons went out and
the balance came from the Arlington.
The bountiful fall of snow has been
hailed with joy by the teamsters and
has made excellent sleighing. As »
result ore is beginning to come down
pretty lively,the Arlington handling
two cars a day. For the year to date
the shipments from th* division total
6234 tons.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
up from 10 properties. Following i*
a list of the shipments • this year to
date:
MI SB. fill.
Arlington.- „   100
Enterprise..      20
Two Friends	
Black Prince.,™.... „
Bondholder -
Chapleau , ,„.
Speculator ,.
Phoenix	
V&M	
Esmeralda	
Hampton	
Fourth of July	
Tamnrac	
Exchange	
120
TOTAL,
5217
ti80
40
16&
33
16
10
23
29
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Made a Good Sale.
W. Harvey secured an option on
Monday on the molybdenite property
of W. Brasch's, ostensibly for English parties. The papers eall for the
payment of $2000 cash at the end of
three months, or $4500 at the termination of ftVo months. Work must
be prosecuted diligently on the pro
Ccrty and no ore will be allowed to
e taken offtho ground. A100 pound
sample is to be sent to the Old Country for analysis-.
Work at the Speculator.
It is expected that after the new
year the force on the Speculator will
be doubled. At present work is being centrod on the No. 3 drift, whieli
Is being pushed ahead under No. 2,'
giving a depth of 120 feet. Bunches
of ore are bfljug encountered) in. the
Ottawa Strike Widens.
During tho week the ore chute recently cut on the Ottawa widened
out considerably, there being now
Ave feet of ore in the face of the drift.
The various stringers first met with
appear to have amalgamated into one
big pavstreak. It is all of shipping
grade, a general assay this week
giving upwards of 200 oz to tho ton.
Tho Ottawa is one of the show properties oHhe cntnp at present.
Joe Deann, who owns one of the
best ranches in the valley, has sold
out his holdings to II. Beck, section
foreman on the C.P.R. The purchase
price i; $5000, $3000 of whioh was
paid down and the balance in two
years. The ranch is a good one and1
is a money maker. Dearin ha*>done
well out of his holding.
Suowalldei at Neepawa.
Snowslidcs arc giving some (rouble
at. the Neepawa, a number of small
whizzcrs having come down tbis
week. One came down Monday and
buried the workings for three hours,
the men having to dig their way out.
Ore is being taken out from the chute
near the top end of the property.
MINKS  AND   MINING. .
The' Hewett. Four Mile, gave its-
men a lay-off till January 3.
The Enterprise concentrator is running regularly, the day shift alone
working.
Ore from tho Hewett, Four Mile,
commenced moving freely, Tuesday,
so that now  Its shipments will be'
large.
A quantity of ©re from the Iron
Horse has been sent to Pittsburg te
some of thej beach men in the company.
3. Norman, manager of the Transfer, is spending his holidays in Spokane. He v ill be- back early next-
month.
A beautiful specimen of ore was*
brought down from the Ottawa on
Friday. It was a network of native
silver.
< The Slocan is handling a large/
quantity of ore from the Bosun. The
mine is keeping up a steady output of
100 tons a month.
J. X Fluctot's interest in the Manhattan group, on the south fork of
Kaslo, is offered for sale by the sheriff, to sati»''y a debt of $994.75.
The government has promised assistance towards the construction of
the wagon road to the Republic
group, to be built in the spring.
Ore sacks were sent up to the Neepawa last week and are being tilled}
from the paystreak recently encountered, A shipment is to be made at
an early date.
An appeal has been entered in the
interpleader action of Balfour vs Mc-
Naught, affecting a quarter interest*
in the Hampton group    It will be
beard in Victoria on January 7
On Saturday night came the long
looked for snowstorm, giving excellent sleighing. Sunday evening,
however, a- heavy thaw and rain set
in, quickly demolishing the fleecy.
Tuesday more of the beautiful came
and everything is lovely.
MINING   RKCOnOS.
Peculiar Accident.
; A peculiar accident happened to a
pnekhorse belonging to Bobby Allen,
Friday morning. It had been loaded
up preparatory to going up the creek,
At the Iron Iloree.
Surveyors are engaged at the Iron
Horse running the lines of the property for a crown grant. At the
mine the working force is employed
timbering up the shaft. Tho raise to
the surface from the drift has- been
completed. Everything about the
mine is in fine shape.
The "Jramoni 04."
The "famous 34," who were struck
off the revised municipal voters' list,
have appealed to the county court,,
and their case will come up before
Judge Forin, at Nelson, on January
6, W. A. Galliher, M.l\, will appear
ibr the brigade.
During November the Whitewater
mine milled (1400 tons of ore,, producing 588 tons of concentrates. Returns
from thu smelter amount to $13,000.
Approximate profit Oft" tho mouth's
working was #2000,
More men have Keen put on at both
tho Last Chance and Payne.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, II. P. Christie being mining
recorder:
LOCATIONS.
Dec 13—Berkshire, Lemon creek, W E-
Newman.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
I)ec 17—Monument No 2 fraction.Nor-
tliorn Pacific, Grand Trunk, Great Western.
20—Monument No 2, Monument No 3.-
transfers.
Dec 20-Tamarack No 2, Falls View-
No 2, Tamarack Fraction No 2, Con E"
Fielding, Robert Q Henderson and C M<
Gething to John F Holden.
Struck Some Ore.
J. M. M. Bencdum and W. Smith'
arc working on the Queen Fraction,,
situated on the lakefront below Sil--
verton. The claim i* owned by New
Denver parties and is held under a
six mouths' bond and option. A small*
chute of clean ore was broken into a'
few days ago and is looking.en'XW.'
tiffing.
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BY THOMAS P. MONTFORT
Copyright. 1901 by Thomas P. Montfort
"I ain't callln no names, Pap Sampson, but I reckon most anybody ort to
Bee through a board If It's got a auger
bole in It"
The men exchanged a surprised
glance, but for a little while no one
spoke. Finally, however, Hicks broke
tbe pause.
"Sam," he said, "have yon been seeln
that Melvin an some woman doln like
yon said?"
"'Thout mentlonin no names, Jake,
I'm bound to say I have."
"When was It, an wbar f
"Ylsteddy evenln, right down here In
Sim Banks' own piece of timber land."
"Tell us all 'bout It, won't you?"
There was a concerted bitching of
chairs np closer around Sam, and a
bush almost as still as death fell over
the little group.   There was little, very
little, of excitement or Interest in tbe
lives of tbe citizens of Possum Ridge,
and when anything strange or out of
tbe common did happen they liked to
make the most of It and enjoy It to the
fullest possible extent
Then, too, In this instance, they scented something In tbe way of scandal,
and that msde them all the more eager
listeners. Uns- roblstlcated and simple
as they were, they possessed that Insatiable curiosity and that morbid love of
tbe unsavory which are not altogether
things apart from tbe lives of many of
tbe more cultured.
Sam Morgan, finding himself tbe center of an eager group wbo waited with
open mouths for blm to speak, felt his
importance, and It was excusable in
blm that be remained silent for a little
while to enjoy the situation. It was
not every day he could occupy a position like that and It was very natural
that be should desire to make the moat
of It
Hut glorying In a triumph, even such
• triumph as that caunot last forever.
So finally Sam condescended to speak.
"I'd - been out a-huntln,," he began
"an, comin 'long up across Sim Banks'
timber land, I felt sorter tired an
'lowed I monght's well set down an
rest a bit So I turned out of the path
an went a few steps ont to that big tree
what Pap Sampson told us be shot six
squirrels out of at one time when he
was a young feller. Ton all mind 'bout
tbat tree, I reckon."
They all nodded assent Then Pap
Sampson spoke.
"It was seven squirrels, Sam, 'stld of
six."
"You said six last time you told 'bout
it" Sam replied. "I mind tbat most
distinctly."
"An five time before that" Jason
Roberts added. "Lord, I reckon It'll be
eight next time Pap tells that story."
"Waal, don't squirrels nat'rally multiply an increase?" Pap asked.
"Not dead uns don't" Jason replied.
"Waal, thar was seven squirrels If
thar was one—I mind I counted 'em
both before I killed 'em afterward—
seven squirrels settin 'long on a limb
all In a row, with all tbelr beads turned tbe same way. I drawed up my old
rifle an tuck aim at tbe head of the
nlgbdest to me an banged away. Imagine my surprise when all seven of
them squirrels come a-tumblln out of
that tree an fell In a pile on tbe ground,
tbat bullet havln gone clean through
over* one of their heads."
"An then gone on an killed a wild
turkey over In another tree," Jason
added.
"Waal, yes, that's alius been my
opinion," Pap admitted, "but tbar was
another feller shot bis gun off at the
same time, an be 'lowed he killed the
turkey. But as you was a-sayln, Sam,
you tuck a few steps out to tbat tree"—
"An sot down behind It In the shade,"
Bam resumed. "I'd been a-settin thar
'bout ten minutes, I guess—don't 'low
It could 'a' been more'n 10 minutes an
not more'n 16 nohow—an I'd begun to
git sleepy an dose off like when all to
oncet I heard voices a-talkln. I peeped
round the tree kinder cautlousllke, an
then I see tbat Mr. Melvin an a woman
—I ain't mentlonin no names—a-stand-
In thar a-talktn, pow'ful Interested, him
•vboldln both of her han's in hls'n."
"What was they a-sayln?" Hicks
asked eagerly.
"Waal, they talked kinder low most
•f the time," Sam replied, "so 1
couldn't hear much they aald, but what
I did hear was mougbty int'restln, 1
can tell you."
"What was It?" Hicks asked, and tbe
others all leaned forward In breathless
eagerness to listen for the reply.
"Waal, In the first place," Sam said,
"I beard Melvin say, It may be wrong,
but I don't b'lleve It Is; but right or
wrong, I love you.'"
"Lordl" Jason exclaimed. "He was
gittln sweet wa'n't he? But what did
■be say then?"
"She aays: 'Don't say tbat You ain't
no right' Then be says, 1 have more
right than anybody else, 'cause I love
you more an 'cause you love me,' an bs
aays, 'Don't you love me?*"
"Then what did she say?"
"She didn't say notbln."
"Jest stood thar an never opened ber
Booth T
"At first she did, but after while,
when be bad crowded ber a right smart
an bad aald to ber, 'You do love me,
don't you?' she up an says: 'God knows
1 do. It's wicked, but I can't help It I
love you with all my heart an soul.'"
"Lordl   Did you ever bear the like?
Say. I bet then he jest gathered her In
hln aims nn kissed her."
"No: be didn't."
"Wonder why. Any woman wns to
tell me, like that, she loved me I'd
shore kiss her."
"Not If she wouldn't let you, I guess."
"Wouldn't she let blmV"
"Not much; wouldn't let blm tech
ber, only ber bands."
"What else did they ssy?"
"Didn't make out much they said
after tbat on account of 'em tnlkin so
low, but I heerd her call him Frank
oncet, wblcb shows tbat he ain't goln
by bis shore 'nougb name, an toward
the. last I beerd him say be'd done
sometbln dretful an was bldln out from
the law."
For a full minute Sam's auditors sat
staring at blm In astonishment Then
Hicks broke tbe silence by ejaculating:
"Waal, I'll be dad gummed! If tbat
don't stump my tatersl"
"1 reckon, Jake," Jason said, "It's
enough to stump anybody's taters.
Lord! Didxnybody ever bear of anything like It?"
Tbey all shook tbelr beads, and again
there was silence. After a little Hicks
said:
"I wonder what we ort to do 'bout
nr
"I don't know," Jason replied. "I
reckon, though, we shore ort to do
sometbln. 'Pears like It's our plumb
duty, don't It?"
"Do sometbln 'bout what?" Pap
Sampson asked.
"Why 'bout puttln tbe law on to tbe
track of tbat fellow an bringln bltn
to Jlstlce an 'bout—well, somebody ort
to tell Blm Banks. I reckon."
" 'Bout puttln tbe law after tbat fel
low-tbat's aU right an I'm wlllln to
help you. But 'bout tellln Sim Banks-
are you wlllln to be the one to do It
Jason Roberts?"
Jason made no reply. Pap pot tbe
same question to Hicks and Sam Mof
gan and tbe others, and they all shook
tbelr beads. Then be turned to Tborn
and aald:
"Jim Tborn, are you wlllln to be tbe
one to teU Sim Banker'
"It ain't notbln to me," Thorn replied, "an I guess I ain't got no call to
mix up In no slcb matters."
"That's sensible, Jim. an 1 feel 'bout
it jest like tbe rest of you," Hicks said.
"We ain't none of ua got no call to tell
81m Ranks notbln. an the best tblng
we can do Is to keep our mouths shet.
I tell yoa now. an It's a gospel truth,
as shore as Sim Banks ever finds out
what Sam Morgan has told us he'll
shoot that Melvin down jest like be
would a sheep klllln dog. You mark
my word for tbat"
CHAPTER XI.
AK0THIB STRAXQEU APPEARS.
James Melvin, whose real name was
Frank Shelton, did not go away from
Possum Ridge, as Louisa bad advised
him to do, but he bad tarried on from
day to day In the bope of seeing her
again and promising himself that as
coon as he bad another Interview with
her he would take his departure. Ills
purpose In seeing her again was to
make a strong and ftual effort to Induce ber to accompany him to some
point In tbe tu west where they
would remain unknowu and where, as
be reasoned, tbey could lead sate and
happy lives.
One evening be came In from a long
tramp In the woods, where he bad
gone ostensibly to prospect for mineral,
and found Turner sitting In front of
tbe bouse in a deep study. lie watched tbe old man for a little while, then
called out gayly to blm:
"A penny for your thoughts, Mr.
Turner."
Tbe old man gave a start and looked
up.
"I don't know," be replied. "That
uiought be n good price, and It mought
not I ain't jist ready to sell ylt nohow."
"doing to bold them for a rise in tbe
market, eh?'
"Mebby. Guess I'll offer 'em for sale
'bout tbe time you put your mines on
tbe market. S'pose you found oodllns
of mineral today, didn't you?"
"No, I didn't find any."
"That so7   Too bad, ain't Itr
"Ob, I don't know. It takes time to
locate mineral, you know."
"I see it does. It 'pears to take time
even when you don't locate it too.
Reckon you must be gittln sort of tired
of smellln round In the ground tbat
away, ain't you?"
"No, I guess not"
"Ix)rd a massy, I know I'd be. Yes.
slr-ee! I'd be jist plumb tired out. an
my hopes of flndln anything would be
petered clenn down to a whine. Reckon that company of rich fellers you're
workln for hsin't feelln as good as
they mought"
"Ob, they're all right They never
expected me to strike a fortune In a
week or two."
"Guess, though, tbey mought 'a'
had a notion tbat In smellln round
yere for a month you out. to run your
nose up sg'in a little bit of mineral,
don't you think?"
"Tbey wouldn't regard a month aa
anything In prospecting for mineral."
"Wouldn't they?"
"Certainly not nor six months nor
a year."
"Waal, I sw'nr! Jest lay back thar
an take It easy an let you smell round
down yere long as you please?"
"I suppose so."
"Humph! Reckon, then, I been fig-
gerlu kind of wrong a-settin yere?"
"I don't know bow you'vo been figuring."
"Guess If tbem fellers feels 'bout It
like you say 'taln't likely they'd turn
In an send another feller down yere
to jine In nn bolp you. Is It?"
"Of course not How came you to
think of tbe possibility of sucb a
thing?"
"It come out of me try In to fit two
ends of a raveled string together."
(To be Continued.)
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Maa Who Named America,
Few Americans aro aware of tbe fact
that tbe name of their continent Is doe
to a German scholar. In 1507 Martin
Waldseemuller, also known as Hyla-
comylus, of Bt Die, in tbe Vosges,
edited a book called "Cosmographies
Introductlo," in which he gave a translation of Amerigo Vespucci's description of his voyages.
That waa Just tbe time when Amerigo's fame filled tbe world, while Columbus' disgrace overshadowed his merit,
and evidently bis name bad never
reached tbe quiet village in tbe Tosges
when Amerigo trumpeted forth his own
glory. So Hylacomylus proposed tbat,
since tbe new continent was, after all,
not a part of tbe Indies, no name would
suit It better than tbat of bis famous
explorer, Amerigo.  .
Tbe book was rend far nnd wide, and
so quickly was the proposition accepted
tbat, when later on the true discoverer
was known, the namo was already
rooted too deeply in general use to
be abolished, and was even extended
to tbe north part of the continent, while
Hylacomylus bad only meant It for
the present South America.—National
Geographic Mngnzlue.
Fnngeat Comment by a 1'uB-gent.
"This," said, tho guide to the tourists who were going through the
pyrauilclH, "Is tho mummy of Phar-
oah's mother, und thi.s one in the
corner in that of hor mother."
"Ah, yes," said the wit of the
party, "it is Pluu-onii's grnnd-inum-
my."
Hut tho guide uHHiimod a pained
Sxpresslon und began reading the
heiroglyphics.
SOME CURIOUS TRAPS
QUEER METHODS USED IN HUNTING
FISH AND FLESH.
The War In Which Malaya Kill
Sharks by the Thousands — Two
Schemes For Trapping- 'risers—The
Python and His Pis; Dinner.
If you were handed a fish, a dog and a
strip of bamboo and bidden to kill a ten
foot shark with these crude implements,
the odds are that you would decline the
unequal contest. Nevertheless the Malays annually kill thousands of these voracious monsters by this means without
incurring tbe slightest risk.
The method is as follows: The bamboo
is split Into a strip measuring about four
feet in length by one inch in width. Having been well charred at each end and
pointed, It is coiled into the smallest possible space and sewed into tbe 6sbskin.
The dog is next killed, trussed and his
interior cavity refilled with tbe delusive
fishskin.
Forthwith Jack Shark swallows the
dog at a gulp, and bis doom Is sealed.
Three or four days later, when he has
digested the dog and the fishskin, tbe
bamboo flies apart and gradually penetrates the great brute's side with fatal
effect. It Is not pretty sport, but it is
marvelously effective aud absolutely safe.
Were you banded a piece of meat, a
bundle of leaves and a pot of birdlime
you would scarcely feel yourself a match
for a Bengal tiger, but the little Bcngal-
ese are particularly successful in catching
Mr. Stripes with these crude Implements.
The meat is first of all tied to the
bough of a tree some twelve feet from
the ground. The leaves, which are tbe
size of large plane leaves, are next
smeared with the birdlime and thickly
strewn, sticky Bide uppermost, beneath
tbe bough. Mr. Stripes, perambulating
past, smells tbe bait and makes a leap
for It He misses for the very good reason that It has been purposely placed a
couple of feet higher than he can reach.
Again and again he springs for It, snd
each time he alights upon a fresh lot of
leaves, which stick fast .to his huge feet.
Now he notices tbem and starts to try
to lick them off, with the result that be
transfers them from bis claws to his face..
He gets Impatient, the lime gets into his
eyes and mskes them smart, and he redoubles bis efforts, only to redouble the
number of leaves. Finally be loses his
temper end, half blinded with rage, fear
and birdlime, rolls over and over until he
looks like a jack in the green. Then,
when be is no longer capable of rational
resistance, the wily native emerges and
jabs him in some vital part.
Sometimes, however, Mr. Stripes is destined for some great menagerie. Then the
procedure la different. He Is first of all
trapped by an ingenious arrangement of
weights and springs which convert an Innocent looking cowshed into a four sided
wooden cell the moment he passes tbe
threshold. His removal thence is ingenious.
A tube of string matting measuring
some twelve feet In length by about
eighteen inches in diameter and strongly
fortified with rattans and bamboo is suddenly introduced lengthways into the
darkened cell. Mr. Stripes, who has
meanwhile been stirred up by countless
unseen bands, sees tbe welcome daylight
and leaps madly for it. But although be
has sprung into the narrow tunnel it is
only to find tbe end safely barred. Be>
fore be con say "Jack Robinson" deft
f.ngers have barred his exit from behind,
and he is sprawling powerless in a
straight jacket which fits him like the
skin of a sausage. His subsequent transport is merely s question of weight lifting.
The wily Chinaman gets some queer
sport. He is a great fisherman, and his
"tackle" is unique of its kind. His right
band assistants are the cormorant and
the sucking fish, or remors.
This latter atrocity is a lazy creature
which attaches itself to auy object by
means of a natural sucker it has developed at the back of its bead. Jobn merely fixes an Iron ring In the remora'e tall,
ties a string to the ring und drops the
fish overboard. The reniora quietly attaches himself to tbe nenrest fish, and
John as quietly hauls In and out until the
rcinora tires of the game.
His cormorants are trained from early
youth to return at their master's whistle.
John places an iron ring round the neck
of one and lets him -Jive for a fish. Immediately be has seized his prey he Is
whistled bsck to bis master. The ring
prevents him swallowing tbe fish, which
John quietly drops into his own pocket
Tbe process Is repeated until tbe cormorant tires of It Then Jobn tries a fresh
bird.
In certain parts of India where tbe
snake pest is a terrible nuisance s curious trap Is set for tbe larger python*. A
small bole a few Inches In diameter is
made low down in a stout wall. On either
side of this bole a young porker Is tethered .and left to bis fate.
Tbe pytbon speedily spots tbe external
pig and swallows him. He then turns bis
attention to tbe Internal animal, which
bo can only reach by wriggling the fore
part of his body through the hole in the
wall. Having swallowed the second porker, Ihe pytbon suddenly realizes the penalty of bis piggisbneas.
Horrible to relate, be Is now much tbe
same shape as n dumbbell, the thin port
of which Just fits tho aperture through
tbe wall and the bulging portions of
which, representing the swallowed noik-
ers, effectually prevent itlra moving backward or forward through the wall. At
this point it is etiquette to help him out
of his difficulty by cutting him In two nnd
so saving the lives of the little pigs. Civ-
en a big python, and this sport can be
.very exciting.
BJornson's   Advice.
There Is a story told of Bjornstjerne
Bjornson tbnt. arriving at a late hour at
the town of Bergen, which was en fete to
receive him, be vouchsafed to tbe expect-
ont people no finer words of wisdom than
a general recommendation to go to bed.
In vain tbey appealed to him for "song
or sentiment." The great Bismnrck, snld
he, -gave the same advice under conditions all similar, and what was good
enough for Berlin must suffice for B«i-
gen.
Three years later, on visiting the town
for the second time, the master novelist
found s deserted city. Not a light burned
in (be dismal railway station, no banners
waved, no addresses were read by portly
burgomasters. In vain Bjornson asked
for o cab.
"They have sll gone to bed," was the
reply. And so Bergen remembered.—
lindon Malt	
AN OVERWORKED PHRASE.
The Expression "He Took Hla Life ret
Ills  Hands."     -j
"The expression 'he took his life In
his hands' always struck me as bclug
very foolish," said a bright young gentleman, "nnd I hare often wondered
why so many persons persist lu using
it when they want to speak of extruon
dinary dangers. Now, extraordinary
danger Is one thing and tbe simple,
commonplace thing of taking one's own
life in one's bands Is an entirely different thing.
"I work In a big building. There are
A steam engine and a mammoth boiler
In tbe basement Whenever I enter
that building, If tbey are running tbe
engine In'the basement I take my life
In my bands. I get on the elevator on
tbe fifth floor; I take my life lu my
hands. I go out of town; tbe car
may tumble over a trestle somewhere.
I walk along tbe street; a sign may
fall on me. I make my way across the
thoroughfare; wbo knows but what
a street car or a vehicle of some sort
may not run me down? I cross the river; may I not suddenly find myself In
tbe swirling stream and sinking for
tbe last time? If I walk along the
street, may not a brick or a loosened
cornice come crashing down upon me?
There are a row and a shot or two on
tbe corner; may not a stray bullet wing
me?   And bo on.
"Pessimism? No. Logic. Thst's all.
It just shows the difference between
taking one's own life in one's baud
and tbe matter of confronting extraordinary danger. These risks sre ordinary, plain, old, everyday risks. The
fireman wbo dashes Into a burning
building to rescue a child, tbe fellow
wbo grabs the bridle of a runaway
horse, tbe hero who will plunge into
the river to save some person who is
about to drowu—these are the persons
who confront whs* I would csll extraordinary dangers, nnd the worn
platitude of saying of one of these 'he
took bis life in his hnuds' would not
fit tbe case because there would be in
the act an element of heroism which
would place it much above the commonplace. "-
HOYT'S JOKE ON M'KEE.
Hew the Playwrla-ht Had a Bit of
Fata  With  Hla   Mnuncrr.
On one occasion Manager McKce
was watching a performance from a
box, where be was seated with some
friends.
During the first act an usher came
to him with tbe Information tbat a
gentleman wns waiting at the door to
see blm on most Important business.
"Tell blm I can't come out—I'm very
busy," waa the answer.
Tbe usher returned In a moment to
say that the man Insisted on seeing
Mr. McKce, who again sent out word
that It was Impossible to see blm.
Tbe man outside tben sent In tbe
message that he was an author and
bad a play tbat bo wished McKco to
read Immediately.
This incensed tbe manager, wbo said
to tbe nsber:
"Tell tbat fool out there tbat this Is
no time to bring a play to be read.
Get blm out of tbe place—I won't see
him.   I won't read bis play."
A few minutes lutcr tho usher cams
back and Informed McKee tbat tbe
man utterly refused to go without seeing him, and that be most be granted
an Interview, also that be was quite
sure that tbe manager would not only
read bis play, but be would also produce It and added that be would bet
$1,000 that Uoyt & McKce would bs
only too glad to get tbe play.
At that McKee became furiously
angry, aud, excusing himself to bis
party, left tbe box with the intention
of  personally Inviting tho  oersistent
author to begone. ^_^^^^^^
"Where's that Idiot wbo insists on
seeing me?" be> asked of the treasurer
at the box office. Then the treasurer
pointed to a man standing In the shadow with a-roll of manuscript under
bis arm.
It was Hoyt with bls,newly finished
play, which be handed to McKee, who
•hid to those present:
"It's on me—what'll you have, boys?'
Odors That Permeate Foodstuffs.
A iish dealer iu one of the most styl-
Isb parts of New York was deeply hurt
and badly worried oue day by tbe com-
plaint of one of bis big customers that
a fine salmon which he had sent to the
house for a big dinner had proved to
be entirely uneatable when served owing to a most penetrating taste of creo-
aote tbat pervaded It Tbe flab dealer
realized, although tbe charge was not
made directly, tbat be was mote than
suspected of having sold a stnl'e lisii
tbat bad been waBbed or brushed with
an antiseptic preparation to bide Its
condition. He knew that the salmon
had been perfectly fresh when be sold
It. and for days be puzzled In vain over
tbe problem. But suddenly he remembered that on tbe day the Iish wns sent
out a tank wagon full of creosote had
stopped before bis place and that his
cart. Into which the flab was being
placed, was directly alongside of the
powerful stuff. Tbat appears to have
been enough to permeate the delicate
flesh of the fish.
Wmm Morpheas With Pletnre.
"I have found a cure," snld a physician, "for a person wbo Isn't chronical.
ly afflicted with Insomnia, but who
temporarily cannot sleep. It Is a curious tblng that the picture of a person
yawning will almost Invariably Induce
aleep.
'Try It yourself some time if you
come across such a photograph. Tor
the life of you you can't help yawning,
after a moment and persistent gazing
nt the sleepy head will almost Inevitably serid you to the couch for a nap."—
New York Times.
For His Reputation, asoo.
The proprietor of a Urge dry goods
store had decided to tear down tbe old
building and erect a new one In Its
stead. In furtherance of this plan be
was removing his goods to temporary
quarters In another building.
The goods were nearly all out of the
old .structure when from some unknown cause It caught fire. Tbe department was promptly on hand and
soon had a stream playing on the
flames, but the merchant was wild
with excitement Running up to the
chief, be urged htm to greater baste,
"Never mind tbe goods!" he shouted.
"Save the building! I'll give the boys
a check for $500 for their pension fund
If tbey don't let the fire spread beyond
tbat door!"
"Why, you're going to tear the old
building down anyway, aren't you?"
asked tbe chief.
"Yes," be said, "but do you suppose
I want tbe insurance companies or anybody on earth to think that's the reason why it caught fire?"
By great exertion the fire was extinguished with little loss so far as tin
building waa concerned, and the merchant was as good aa his word-
Youth's Companion.	
A Ureal Ite.tl to gat.
Few havo ony conception of the
vast amount of food required for a
voyage across the Atlantic. Though
tho time occupied .by steamships in
the average voyage from Queenstown
to New York is only about seven
days, th« vessels aro storehouses of
meats, groceries and vegetables. The
Steward of ono of the fastest of these
vessels recently said:
"We sailed from Liverpool with
547 cabin passengers and 800 in tho
crow. We vi on board when we
started 12,500 lbs. of fresh beef.
700 lbs. of corned beef, 5,000 lbs. of
mutton, 850 lbs. of lamb, 350 I!*.
of veal, 850 lbs. of pork. There* were
besido 2,000 lbs. of fresh fish, 600
fowls, 800 chickens, 100 ducks, 50
goesu, 80. turkeys, 200 brace of
grouse, *15 tori* of potatoes, 800
hampers of vegetables, 280 quarts
rot 'ice-cream, 1,000 quarts of milk
and 11,600" eggs.
"In tho dry groceries thoro were
050 pounds of tea, 1,200 pounds of
coffee, 1,000 pounds of white si gar,
750 pounds of pulverized sugnr, 1,-
600 pounds of cheese, 2,000   OtUtldl
21 bjltter,      3,500  pounds of     hum.
n<t 1,000 pounds of bacon."
BolteS.
"Coltnel," asked the beautiful grim
widow, "Is your ideal tall or short?"
"How can you ask me sucb a question,"
be replied, looklug around to see tbat no
witnesses. were present, "when you are
only medium?"
Tben she called him a "naughty boy"
and pretended that she believed he was a
flatterer.—Chicago Record-Herald.
WHEN THE NEBYES ABE HUNGRY
• When a child is hungry it cries—give it food It is satisfied—It grows quiet or goes to sloop- When the
nerves are hungry they pain, that is their cry for blood—blood that is rich and red—that brinftfl them food—
that nourishes them and given thoin strength, steadiness and reet—no pain is harder to boar. Pain kills some
people—it wears them out—it saps their strength until it loaves thorn a mental, physical and nervous wreck.
Nowtiere in all its happy rungo are tho eplcndid effects of Dr. A W. Chaso's Nerve Pood better seen than In
those cases, giving as they do to the blood all that makes it rich and pure. Strong in its power to feed
those crying, painful nerves back into their natural state again—strong,  steady, quiot and freo from pain.
Miss E. L. Harrison, Laurler, Man., writes :—
" I want to say that I havo been greatly benefitted by the use of Dr. Chase's Nerve Food. About n year
airo I was troubled with fainting, or, as the doctor called it, "sinking spells." At first they Occurred once or
twice a month and then became more frequent until I grew so weak that I could not walk up stairs alone.
T was at this time troubled with a cough und waa so very norvous that' a knock on tho door, or any sudden
nnlse meant agony to me. The doctors called this nervous prostration, and somo of thorn said I was In a.
decllno I have used five boxes of Dr, Chase's Nerve Food, am able to do my usual work nnd am almost
as stron* as I over was.    I havo not had a fainting spoil for six months,and consider myself cured.
Signature and portrait of Dr. A. W. Chase on each box. Price 50 cents at dealers or Bdhianson, Ho-11*
& Co., Toronto.
A
I
 The Drill.
SLOCAN,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.
A QUICK WITTED BURGLAR.
Honolulu dwellings have a curious
feature In the provisioa made /or
lighting tho exterior as well' as the
interior. Electric lamps are (<et. In the
mawonry of the walls, thereby throwing a reflection both Inside und on
the lawns, where the residents spend
mos'. of their nights.
Tommy   Wallace's   Adventure  With
a San  Francisco Banker.
Tlie notoriety of Tommy Wallace rests
chiefly upon his theft of Toby Rosen-
llinl's painting, "Elaine," while It was o* '<
exhibition in Ssn Francisco In March,
1875. With three confederates Wallace
got iuto the basement of the building in
wlihli the pointing was being exhibited
and. cutting the canvas from its massive
frame, rolled it up and escaped.
Returning to Snn Francisco at the expiration of his term, Wallace one night
broke into the home of a banker. The
family bad just returned from the theater, and Wallace was standing in the
lower hall when the banker and his wife
suddenly appeared upon the landing
above. Wallace might have escaped by
dashing out of the front door, but this
would have been an exhibition of weak-
noes unworthy of the true burglar suck
as lie prided himself upon being. With
rare coolness and presence of mind he
a waited the couple, who, unconscious of
bis proximity, were descending the stair-
ease. When the banker reached the hail,
Wallace emerged from the shadow and
confronted him.
"Who are you?" inquired the banker In
alnn:i.
"Silence!" said Wallace In a low voice.
"Tin re are burglars in the house. I am a
detective in search of tbem."
"My (iod," shrieked the banker's wife,
"we shnll oil be murdered!"
"Not while I am here to prevent it,
madam," replied Wallace, with t bow
worthy of Gentleman Dick. He paused s
niouicnt, then went to the door and opened it wide. " indly stand on the porch,"
he said, "wh I search the house. I will
let yon know when to enter."
The banker and his wife obeyed the
command and in the next instant they
ft.,,.,i shivering in the cold night air with
the door locked behind tbem. Wallace
entered the dining room and was ransacking the sideboard when a servant burst
shrieking into the chamber. Disgusted
with tbis display of weakness, which
threatened disaster, Wallace drew a revolver and promptly shot her. This silenced her, and, taking up his booty,
Wal tee leisurely left the bouse. The
banker and his wife, alarmed at the
soiii.,I of the shot, implored him to tell
what had happened. He answered that
the burglars bad made their escape after
wounding the servant girl, who bad foolishly attempted to stop tbem. Five years
Intei Wallace was convicted of this crime
and .-en ced to Son Qucntin prison for
twelve . ars.—Charles fjliich In Aisa>
lee's Magazine.
A woman's whole /ace is sometimes
said to bo her fortune, but some axon
get   * (trough  solely on their cheek.
At all seasons of the year five
o'clcok in the morning is the coldest
hour of the 21.
A woman thinks she is becoming
us.-d to business when sho has learned to be suspicious of every man she
meets.
Mind's Liniment Cures Garget i: Cows.
A misfit doca not always ntenn a fit
that  a young lady had.
The re never was, end never will be, n
mm ■ i -al panacea, in one remedy, for all lilt*
i, which flesh is heir—tho very nature of
many curatives being such that were the
Kcraia of other and differently seated dis-
i aires rooted in the system of the patient—
what would relieve one ill in turn would ng-
Kr.ivuto the other. We hnvo, however, In
Quinine Wine, when obtainable in a sound,
uiiadultoratud state, a remedy for many and
„•■■<• ous ills, By ita gradual and judicious
use tho frailest systems are led into convn-
lesccneo and strength by the influence which
Quinine exerts on nature's own restoratives.
It relieves tho drooping spirits of those with
"horn a chronic state of morbid despondency nnd lack of Interest in life is a disease,
and, l.y trrtnquiliiing tho nerves, disposes to
round and refreshing sleep— imports vigor
to the action of toe blood, which, being
simulated, courses throughout tho reins,
ktrengtbcnlng tho healthy animal functions
of tho system, thereby making activity a
necessary result, strengthening the frame,
und giving life to too digestive organs, which
naturally demand Increased substance—re-
• uit, improved appetite. Northrop* Lyman.
of Toronto hovo given to the public their
► i:-Tlor Quinine Wino at the ufuiiI rate,and,
cuhjed by the opinion of scientists, this
no approaches nearest perfection of any in
"i" market.   All rlnwIsN sell it.
It is not the generous man that
gives you his word and then breaks
his promise.
SOZODQNT for theTEETH 25c
I'nn't worry, there will always be
trouble enough to go round.
"  •■■ us useful to know what not
i'i s.,.v us It IS to know what to nay.
Yo\ir Faaith
will be as strong as ours if you try
Shiloh's
Consumption
Cure
and ours is so strong we guarantee a cure or refund money,
and we send yon free trial bottle
if you write for it SHILOH'S
costs 35 cents, and will cure Consumption, Pneumonia, Bronchitis
and all Lung Troubles. Will
cure a Cough or Cold in a day,
and thus prevent serious results.
It has been doing these things
for 50 years.
8. C Wsus & Co., Toronto, Can.
Karl's Clever Root Tea ceres ladlfesHoa
There are   others    than   cornfields
who have cars and hear not.
Even the selfish man will not   ask
for more than his share of trouble.
I was cured of a bad case of Grip
by MINARD'S LINIMENT.
Sydney, C. B. C. I. LAGUE.
I   was    cured   of    loss    of    voice
by MINARD'S LINIMENT.
CHARLES PLUMMER.
Yarmouth.
T was cured of Sciatica Rheumatism
by MINARD'S LINIMENT.
Burin, NfW.      LEWIS S. BUTLER.
Outside of tho preachers, of course,
most of the people who have conscientious scruples against games of
chance are the ones who have bad
luck.
lilUuLi i OIHEW
AT PilUX.
a   canadian   product which
Wins much fame at the
great exposition
OF 1900.
Though Not Entered As An Exhibit
Dodd's Kidney Pills Continued
Their Victories Among the Victors to the Gay Capital—Returned
Canadian Commissioner Yells a
Personal Experience.
Toronto, Dec. 11.—(Special)—Mr. J.
G. Jardine, one of Canada's Commissioners to the Paris Exposition, has
returned to his home at 305 Crawford street, this city and is full of
interesting stories of his experience
during his stay in France.
He was impressed with the superiority of things Canadian when sees
alorudsicle the products of the world.
Everything from Canada was "genuinely good," and while in some cases
other exhibits might be more
"showy," none were more worthy.
Mr. Jardine returns, if possible, a
more enthusiastic L'usuidian, and this
is in part at least due to the fact
that'while in Paris he was very much
benefited by the use of that great
Canadian tonic, Dodd's Kidney Pills.
His work was very trying and made
great demands on his health and
strength, but he says :
" During my stay in Paris I found
Dodd's Kidney Pills invaluable, relieving Backache instantly and toning up my system generally."
Even in medical lines Canadians
abroad have no reason to be ashamed of their country, for no remedy in
the world has ever been so quickly
recognized and given a foremost
place among known curatives as
Dodd's Kidney Pills wherever intro-
4uced.
The experience of Mr. Jardine with
Dodd's Kidney Pills in Paris, the
home of some of the greatest medi-
red scientists is significant.
He was not alone in his enjoyment
of the benefits of this great tonic,
for many of his acquaintances were
using the same medicine, among
them the secretary to the Canadian
Commissioner, Mr. Aug, Dupuis, who
is an enthusiastic believer in Dodd's
Kidney Pills.
linard's Liniment Cures Colds, Etc.
The unexpected ennnot happen   to
the man who is always expecting it.
luarl'. Liniment Cores Distemper.
If a girl really loves you she will
sit out the evening in the bark parlor with you rather than put you to
Ihe expense of taking her to the theater.
Street Oar Accident.—Mr. Thomas Habin
«•»*,: " Mj eleven year old boy had hli f<a>l
"nilly Injured by bolus run over by n cor on tho
•slr«ei Hallway. Wo at once commenced bath-
»'g II," foot with Dr. Thomas* Kclectric Oil,
*'  tin) iliNcoloriitinn  nnd swelling WSJ ro-
J.1."*1,'I, und In nine day* ho could tine hit foot,
»11 ii I wayt koop a bottle iu tho bouse ready for
°"y uniorgeocy.
Every maB believes that he is   an
exception to some rulo or othor.
Eeware of Ointments for Catarrh
That Contain Mercury,
"•""miry will surely d
'""■''Vinuietolydorang*
"'' "'".g it through the i
destroy the sens* of smell
re the whole system when
■ ■,,,..„„ ■, .us mucous surfaces, ouch,
inn 'in., should novor be used except on proserin-
""in nun reputable physicians, as the damage
f ?» *'lldq is tenfold to tho exjod you canpos-
"'VI;''no from them. Haft's Catarrh Cora,
»Hniir„cturou by V. J. Cheney * Co.,Tolodo, O,
"'it <■ i no mercury, aud is taken internally,
'" inn,' directly upon tho blood and mucous sur-
{.""-or tho system.    In buying Hell's Cutanh
lie ho sure, you iret the genuine. It is taken
{""■"'■■illy .nndmiKloln Toledo, Ohio, by F.J.
H?,i"iy,*£0'  Testimonials free.
f"[ ,l'.''Druggists, prloo 75o. pnr bottle.
«h!1 h Fumify nil, are the best.
A "inn Is never so bad that ho
'"'Kl'1 not bo worse, or so good that
nc might not be better.
Kinard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria.
I bulling cools off a married   man's
IV| '" (pilckly as cold breakfasts.
"*'" the doloctives do not dog a
p2"   footsteps    until    they   get a
Parmelee's Pills possess the power of acting
specifically upon the diseased (wans, stimulating to action the dormant energies of the
system, thereby removing disease, In fact, so
groat is the power of this medicine to cleanse
aud purify that disoascs of almost ovory name
aud nature are driven from the body. Mr. D.
Carswell.Carswoll P.O., Ont., writes : "I have
tried 1'armolee's Fills, and find them nn excellent medicine, and one that will sell well.
The pessimist groans thut ho has
not a friend left in the world, and
the optimist tries to comfort him
with the migigoetion that he ought to
that none of his friends are left
S0Z0D0NTT00TH POWDER 25c
Some people claim that it Is their
object to elovate the stage, when as
a matter af fact they only went on
tho stage to give themselves a lift.
Cholera and all summer complaints are so
quick in their action that the cold hand of
death is upon the victims before they nro aware
that danger is near. If attacked, do not delay
in getting the proper medicine. Try a dose of
Dr J. D. Kollogg's Dysentery Cordial, and you
will get immediate relief. It acts with wonder
f ul rapidity, and novor fails to effect a euro.
A physician mentions tho caso of
a man who could bo made to dream
about any subject by wlmperlsg
about it in his car while he slept;
and it is a familiar fact that persons who talk in their sleep will fre-
(tuontl.v answer questions if spoken
to softly.
Mens of Serve.
Justice John M. Ilnrlnn of the United
Btsto supreme court, when n practicing lawyer In Louisville, once tried I:Is
bnnd nt newspaper work, taking the
place of s personal friend, then editor
of tho Louisville Commercial. The Justice got along all right writing editorials, but had Ideas as to news that were
at variance with those of the city editor.
One of the reporters had written s
clever account of n man who had fallen
from tho fourth story of a building and
escaped without serious injury. It
mnde s story of about a column In
length. Willi a proof of the article In
his hand the temporary editor come to
the city editor and said:
"Mr. Smith, please have this story
cut down. I can't see anything Iu It
that mnkes It worth that space."
"But It's the 'star' story of the day,
Mr Harlan," gasped the astonished
news mnu. "I think It's a remarkable
story and well worth all the space given to it." .   ,       „.,.
"I don't," said Justice Harlan. If a
.nan In.d Jumped up four stories. It
would certainly have been remarkable,
but even a fool could fall down four
stories, or half s down, for that matter."	
II oceaslonnlly happens that a
m„',beit Wend Is the one who assists him homo.
When a man is cocksure that his
baggage is checked through to
Heaven it is no use to argue with
hint
I'ate, sickly children should use Mother
iraves' Worm Exterminator. Worms are one
of the principal causes of suffering in children,
and should be expelled from the system
Some of the peopie who would
rather fight than eat are not at all
fond of fighting, but they arc dyspeptic.
Hollowny's Corn Cure is a specific for the
removal of corns and warts. We have never
heard of its failing to remove even the worse
kind.
Some people who claim never to
have had a rival in love have never
txen in love with anyone but themselves.
When  Frenchmen Were Germane.
The name of France Is derived from
the l'ninci, or Pranks, n people of Germany who seized that pan of the
country nearest the Itbloe and settled
(lure. Later on they, subdued Purls
and made that the royal seat of their
increasing empire.
The origin of other geographical
names Is interesting and will serve to
enlighten us when wo read of, for instance, Hibernla for Ireland. Hibernls
Is said to be derived from a Phoenician word menniug "farthest habitation," there being no country known to
•them west of Erin.
Portugal obtained Its name from Porto, the baven or port where the Gauls
landed their stores. This Is Oporto,
called by the Portuguese O Porto (the
port). The town was gl ren as a dowry
to Teresa when she married Henry de
Lorraine, who styled himself Karl of
Portugal because the place was known
as the portus Gallorum (the port of the
Gauls). The name wns finally extended to the whole country.
If.ii.xslu took Us denomination from
the Rossi, or Jtussi. a people of the
south of Itussla. who possessed themselves of the country In the declining
days of the Greek empire. Being the
predominant Inhabitants, they Imposed
their name on all the rest
A Street Parable.
A little girl stood at a window blowing soap bubbles. Beneath stood a little boy. and as she blew bubbles toward him be tried to catch them. They
broke and disappeared on all sides,
but the two laughed and kept up the
game, she smiling down and be gazing
upward eage.iy.
"Rejiojd, a parable!" said a man to
a woman. "The eternal rotation of the
sexesl You blow beautiful bubbles
down to us from your height, and wo
weary ourselves In trying vainly to
cntrh them.   Poor little boy!"
The pair played and laughed In the
sunshine until the hoy grew tired. He
called out "Goodbyl" gnyly and ran
away to play with oilier boys nnd girls
In the street. The girl looked after lilttt
wistfully, a shadow on her face. She
did not care to blow bubbles any more.
She leaned out to watch Mini, and as
she did so she tipped over the bowl
of soapy water. She looked very lonely.
"Behold, a parable!" snld the woman
to the man. "He has tired of tbe
game; not site. There Is no other little
boy to blow bubbles to, nnd If there
were she has no pretty bubbles left to
blow. Eternal relation of «*»esl Poor
little Kill!'
Gulr.ot, Thiere and  Bismarck.
One day I was Invited to d oner with
the Count of Enzenberg at the residence of Prince von Bismarck In Berlin. The coimt, a former charge d'affaires In Paris, was a great collector
of autographs. After a repast the
count exhibited a sheet of paper on
which Guizot and Thiers hod affixed
their signatures. "It is very Interesting," said Prince von Bismarck. "Allow me to show this to my wife." (She
was sick In bed at that time.) In a
few minutes tbe chancellor returned,
and, returning tbe sheet of paper to
tbe diplomat from Wurttemberg, be
added, "1 hope that I did not spoil It
by writing something on It"
Here follows what was written on
tbe paper:
My long lift has tsught me thst it is necessary
to forgive a good deal and forget nothing.
Grant.
A little forgetfulnesa does not diminish the sincerity of forgiveness. Thikrs.
My own life his taught me thst I hsve a grast
desl to forget and a great deal for which to be
fOfgtMB, V.   ItlSSUSCX.
I TESTER'S STORY.
SDFFKKEI) GBKATLY FROM ASTHMA
AND KIDNEY TROUIItKS.   L^Z.
Spent Some time in a Hospital and
Almost Impoverished Himself Buying Medicines Without Benefit-
Again Dr. Williams' Pink PiUs
Cure After Other Medicines Fail.
From the Recorder, Halifax, N.S.
Mr. William Cochrane, a well
known teamster, who lives near the
Halifax Polo Grounds, is one of
those who willingly bear testimony
to the curative powers of Dr. Williams' Pink PiUs. A reporter of the
Acadian Recorder who had heard of
Mr. Cochrane's sufferings and subsequent cure, called at his home, when
he gave an account of his experience
substantially as follows :—"He had
for many years been a constant sufferer from asthma, accompanied by
an aggravated form of kidney
trouble. The latter trouble caused
severe pains in tbe back and loins,
and at times his sufferings were very
acute. He said he had almost impoverished himself in buying medicines of all kinds, but to no purpose;
the trouble continued and seemed to
grow worse as the years passed.
Mrs. Cochrane said that she had frequently seen her husband choke up
and fall to the floor as though dead,
and he would have to tie worked
with and rolled around before he
would revive. A lew years ago he
spent ten days in the Victoria General hospital. The doctors then
thought that the pains in the back
were duo to over-exertion in his
business as a teamster, but gave him
no material help. After leaving the
hospital, he used bottles and bottles
of medicine, but failed to find a cure.
A neighbor of his, Mr, Lowe, whose
wife had been made a well woman
after years of sickness, by the use of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, advised him
to try them. He used a couple of
boxes without apparent result, and
felt -somewhat discouraged, but Mr.
Lowe advised him to continue the
use of the pills, and before the third
box was finished, he began to improve. ' Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
have been a godsend to me,' said
Mr. Cochrane ; 'they are the only
medicine I have taken which seemed
to do me any good. I had one prescription from a doctor which cost
me $1.75 a bottle, which like many
other medicines I took, was Just so
much money wasted. I have used
eight or ten boxes of Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, and can say that before
I began their use life was an intolerable burden. I have reason to be
thankful that I followed the friendly
advice that urged me to use this
medicine." '
Most diseases have their origin in
poor blood or weak nerves, and it is
because Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
moke rich, red blood and strengthen
the nerves that they have met with
such success in curing kidney trouble,
rheumatism, paralysis, St. Vitus'
dance, anaemia, nervous prostration
and kindred troubles. See that the
full name, "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People," is on the wruppor
around each box. If in doubt, send
direct to tho Dr. Williams Medicine
Co., Brockville, Ont., and tho pills
will be mailed' post paid at 30 cents
a box, or six boxes for $2.50.
It is a wonder that poor old Procrastination does not set up the kleptomania plea.
I fivii^i^ORTFiE holidays] I
Our Mr. Hatcher is now in Ihe east selectman stock of pinno? and organs for hull-
days. Antoug hij Keloc.tiim will Uiu large uuaibor of tho-l,ite.>t styles of the WIL-
LI'A&iS' 1'IANOS famed for tlic.r pure, roll .unl ' Ml ing tone. t)'.ir new stock will he.
gin to arrive about Dec. 1st aud it will bo wo.l fur those Intorei^cd to cull early. Out-
of-town customers will roeeivo our best a Mention and all enquiries will be promptly
answered. We send catalogue and price list on request. We handle several different
makes of organs and will be ploasoa to quote prices delivered anywhere. We have a
number of good second hand organs nnd pianos, in good repair, some es good as new,
at very low prices.   Your credit is good with us, uo matter where you live :   :   :   i   :
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MEMORY'S PRANKS.
You may talk about people being
generous to a fault, but if they are
are the chances are that the fault is
their own.
Wfcr    Do    We    Remember    Certain
Thlnara and Korm-I OthersT
The vagnrles of memory are some of
the most interesting of those connected
with the humun miud and body. Why
do we forget certain things and remember others? Myriads of these Irregularities are as yet un;iecoimled
for. Perhaps not even the cleverest
metaphysician will ever account for
them.
Professor James reminds us how
something which we have tried in vain
to recall will afterward, when ws have
given up the attempt, "suunter luto
tbe mind," as Emerson says, as Innocently as If It bad never been summoned.
Again, bygone experiences will revive
after years of oblivion, often as the
result of some cerebral disease or accident
Sucb a case Is tbe one quoted by
Coleridge of a young woman In Germany wbo could neither read nor write,
but wbo was snld to be possessed of a
devil because. In a fever, she was heard
raving In Latin, Greek and in an obscure rabbinical dialect of Hebrew.
Whole pages of her talk were written
down and were found to consist of
sentences intelligible In themselves,, but
not having the slightest connection
with one another. To say that she was
possessed of a devil was the easiest
way of accounting for tbe matter.
At last the mystery was cleared up
by a physician, who traced back the
girl's history until be learned that at
tbe age of nine she was taken to live
at tbe bouse of an old pastor, a great
Hebrew scholar, and that she remained there until tbe pastor's death. It
had been for years tbe old man's custom to walk up and down a passage
near the kitchen snd read to himself
in a loud voice.
His books were examined, and among
tbem many of tbe passages taken down
at tbe young woman's bedside were
Identified. Tbe theory of demoniacal
possession was abandoned. — Youth's
Companion.
fire Aaaona;  Savaare  Nation*.
According to Pliny Are was a long
time unknown to some of tbe ancient
Egyptian tribes, and when a celebrated
astronomer made tltftn acquainted with
that element and how to produce It
they were wild with delight Tho Persians, Phoenicians, Greeks and several
other nations acknowledge that their
ancestors were once wlthont tho comforts which fire bestows; tbe Chinese
confess tbe same of their progenitors.
Porapnnlon, Mola, Plutarch and other
ancient writers speak of nations which,
at tbe time when they wrote, knew not
the use of fire or had Just recently
learned It
Tbe inhabitants of tbe Marian
Islands, which were discovered in 1551,
had no Idea of fire or its uses. Their
astonishment knew no bounds when
they saw It applied to wood, most of
them taking It to be some kind of an
animal which the sailors had brought
with tbem and which must be fed ou
wood.
One Is often reminded that conscience nnd an alarm clock aro vrry
much alike. We get so usod to both
that we do not mind thmn.
Poverty frequently brings n change
Of landlords.
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We are buyers of wheat for December and Jan
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It seems natural for a man lo lake
something to whet his appetite when
he is dry.
A good memory is useful in that it
permits of you remembering what to
forget.
In hU Voiretalilo Pills,Dr. rnrmoleo has givon
to the world tho fiiiitn of long scientific ro-
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lit" ii rh inn. Taken In small do-oi. the effect
Is both a ionic nnd a stimulant, mildly exciting
tho secretions of the body, giving touu aud
vigor.
Vaccination  will  not  keep a  thief
from tuking things.
The best opportunities are those we
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 TrTE DRILL, SLOGAN, B. C„ DECEMBER 27, 1901.
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EDITORIAL   CHOl'PINOS.
A Happy New Year to all.   Delin-
t quent subscribers will not share in
that,for their souls will be in torment
/Guilty consciences need no accusers.
J* They say Papa Cliffe, of the San.
t don Mining Review, has joined the
Socialists.   The Pavstreak has been
seized with convulsions and is in a
serious condition.
It is time the candidates for next
, year's .city council   were  showing
, their paces.   Dark horses barred, as
it is to be an open field and fair run-
-fling from the drop of the flag.
' Bonds have been lifted this year on
„ the following properties in the division: Iron Horse, Black Hawk and
Daisy, Speculator,Tamarac,Phoenix,
Republic Champion,and Aunty Lola,
-besides a number of smaller sales-
all calling for the payment of about
$125,000 in  cash.   Working under
bond are the Neepawa, Ottawa and
. Transfer, which will lay the foundation for $100,000 next year.   We're
ne tae badly off in Slocan.
Copper has gone to the deuce and
i lead has slumped to a whisper, but
these trifles do not phase on the Slocan City division.   For why ?   Be
; cause this is a silicious ore camp—no
lead to worry about and no copper to
give one the jtm jams.   Ours is a
* silver camp pure and simple, and the
price of the white metal am aclimbin'
, a bit.   Smelters want our ores and
.cut rates to get it, realizing tbat this
, division has the cinch on the needful.
Talk" about  your   copper   camps;
, where are thev now ?   In the mulla
gatawny,  while   the once despised
'-silver eamps are on top of the tureen.
-Forgive the spasm, but we have long
':waited for a chance to crow.
A retrospect of the situation in the
_ city and camp for the year has »I- f
,-ready appeared in The Drill, and
bat little more need be said in a general way.   Yet, upon the threshold
of a new year, one may look back
with the greatest satisfaction  and
thankfulness for the .progress made
, in the development of the adjacent
dry ore belt—the pride and mainstay
r of the city.   Putting all other claims
of progress to one side, Slocan may
' well be content with the extraordinary expansion displayed in this one
' line. Widespread notoriety has come
to the city as a result of it, and the
promised greater thing! is assured.
/ The year closing has seen the ore
shipments expand   to upwards   of
• 6000 tons, being an increase of about
140 per cont over the top record,
.reached  in  1900.   No other silver
camp in the west can show a more
'favorable record; therefore, tbe citizens may, with a cheerful confidence,
'. welcome the new-year, being justified
in their belief that a further expansion will take  place In  1902.   All
^things being equal, the ore ship-
„menti for the new year from the lo-
'cal division will reach 10,000 tons.
Ten Mile will have three shippers in
the Neepawa, Iron Horse and Enterprise,   the latter being certain  to
rmake heavy exports; Twelve Mile
will have ore going out from the
, Champion and Puystroak; Springer
t creek will hold her own with the Arlington, Speculator, Hampton, Black
Prince, Two Friends,Transfer, Bondholder, Ottawa, Tamarac, Republic,
.and Phoenix; and Lemon creek pro-
'•raises to do something by the Kilo,
Chapleau, Legal, Duplex, Fourth of
Julv and others.   The new year has
.no terrors in light for the Slocan City
^division.   Casey, let 'or slide.
ay.»
DRILL   POINTS.
Subscribe for The Drill.
Christmas passed off in a peaceable
manner.
W. S. Johnson will spend the holidays in Nelson.
The Rambler-Cariboo is employing
a force of 125 men.
Two shooting matches were held
in the city this week.
.No Bervice will bo held in St.
Paul's church till January 12.
All that is required now is cold
weather to enable the rink to do business.
P. W. George has taken over the
Wallace-Miller Co. store at Greenwood.
All the properties in the camp sent
their quota of holiday seekers into
the city,
On Jan. 6th the Knights of Pythias
of New Denver are holding an open
installation.
Tom Blench came down from the
Bosun, New Denver, to spend Christmas with his family.
M. Lavell is applying for a transfer of the license of the Lakeview
hotel to Alex. Stewart.
Service was held in St Paul's
church Christmas morning, Dr. Bent-
lev reading the prayers.
David Matheson and wife, of New
Denver, spent Christmas in the city,
the guests of Mrs. C. B. Taylor.
Sam Sturoh spent Christmas here.
He has been on steadv shift for six
months at the Hewett, Four Mile.
Manager Sandiford, of the Bosun,
reports 100 tons of ore shipped in November, 40 of which yielded $1177.
Archie Mainwaring Johnson, the
well known lawyer, was married at
Nelson Thursday to Miss M.McKeen.
It is practicallv settled that Kaslo
will get a 200 ton smelter. The city
will bonus it to the extent of $50,000.
The second dance under the aus
pices of the Quadrille Club was held
on Friday evening, in tbe Music
Hall.
Dr. Forin has been in Rossland,
Nelson and Cranbrook this week, examining recruits for service in South
Africa.
C.P.R. traffic receipts for the week
ending December 14 were $789,000.
and for the same week last year
$646 000.
W. A. Jowett, formerly owner of
tho Nelson Miner, his left England
to again take up his residence in the
county town.
Mrs. R. Forrester and family, New
Denver, spent Thursday night in the
city. They havo gone to Grand
Forks to reside.
Tho major portion of the Xmas gift
purchases were made out of the city.
Local merchants complain of a very
limited business.
The Slocan made a special trip (o
Rosebery Sunday to bring down a
car ef Christmas fruits, consigned to
Nelson merchants.
R. I. Kirk wood has purchased from
Wm. Cousins, of Medicine Hat, the
big corner lot adjoining tbe residence
of A. R. Bolderston.
J. Roderick Robertson, mgr. of the
London & BC. Goldfields, remembered the officers and crew of the
Slocan at Xmas time.
A number of young people will
take in the ball, to be given in New
Denver on New Year's eve by tht
band boys of that town.
Tony Fanelle, who has worked for
Worden Bros, for the past year or so,
has gonn to Italy on a trip. He will
return in the spring with his family.
The Quadrille Club has decided to
hold its regular assemblies on the
second and fourth Fridays in the
month, to which all are cordially invited.
Rev. Mr. Roberts, of Now Denver,
gave an instructive address to the
Socialist Club on Sunday afternoon,
A general discussion by the members
followed.
The management of Knox church
remembered Mrs. W. J. Adcock in a
handsome manner at Xmas, in recognition of her services as organist
during the year.
The sidewalk committee, In making their report to the city council,
overlooked the accounting for the
new sidewalk on the south side of
Delaney avenue, and also tbat fronting the Royal Hotel.
For rcnt-The Victoria Hotel, in
Slocan; immediate possession. This
hotel is situated In the centre of the
city and has always commanded a
large patronage. Apply to Mayor
York, Slocan, or A. 11. Beattie, Van*
couver, B.C.
A shooting match for all kinds of
Gwillim & Johnson,
MINING  ENGINEERS
AND A8SAYERS.
Slocan,
B. C
J. Ms
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining:
Engineer,
SLOCAN, HI        U. C,
poultry will be held, at the same place
as on Thanksgiving day, from Dec.
21 to 25 and from Dec. 31 to Jan. 2.
Comfortable accommodations for all
those participating at the matches.
Sloan £ Schonberg.
A number of local creditors of F.
Sherry, as lessee of the Black Prince,
entered action against him in the
county court at Nelson, on a garnishee of 1827.56,standing to Sherry's
credit at the Trail smelter. The
creditors were given 85 per cent of
the amount, divided pro rata among
them, and the balance went to the
lessees.
Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given that I intend
to apply at a special sitting of the Board
of Licensing Commissioners for the.City
of Slocan, to be held after the expiration
of 30 days from the date hereof, for s
transfer of the retail liquor license for
the promises known as the Lakeview
Hotel, situate on Lot 1, Block 1, Slocan,
to Alex. Stewart.
Dated at Slocan, B.C., this 23rd day of
December, 1901.
MARTIN LAVELL
Witness: Wm. TvB.
Notice to Public.
NOTICE is hereby given that I have
no travelers on the road Belling goods for
mi, 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.
J. J. WALKER
Nelson, B.C., Nov. 23rd, 1901.
Do not send
East for your
Furniture !
We can supply you in High
Grade Furniture. Carpets,
Oilcloths, and Linoleums, at
lowest prices.
Parlor Suites,
Pendesote Couches,
Wicker Chairs,
Iron and Brass Beds,
Bedroom Suites,
Rockers of all kinds; etc.
We handle everything to
make a home comfortable.
Write to us for prices.
D. HcARTHUR & Co.
Nelson, B.C.
NOTICE.
1)UBLIC NOTICE is hereby «lrrii to the El<*
tors of the Municipality of the City of Slocan, that I require tbe presence of the said
Electors at the buildinc situate on Lot 9, Block
B, Slocan, on the 13th day of Jnnunry, IKS, at
12 o'clock, noon, for tbe purpose of electiog
persons to represent them in tho Municipal
Council as Mayor aud Aldermsu.
The mode of nomination of candidates shall
be as follows:
The candidates shall be nominated in writing:
the writing shall be subscribed by two voters of
the Municipality as proposer and seconder, and
shall be delivered to tbe Returning Officer at
any time between the date of the notice aud 2 p.
m. of the day of nomination;
And in the event of a poll being necessary,
such poll will be open on the lt'iih day of January, 1902, at said building, of which everybody is
hereby required to take notice aud govern himself accordingly.
The persons qualified to be nominated for and
elected Mayor of such City at the said election
shall be such persons as are malo British subjects of tbe full age of twenty-ouo years, aud are
not disqualified under any law, nnd
(a.)   Are at the date of nomination the assessed owner of laud or real propnrty in the
City of the value of one thousand dollars
over and abovo any regislnrtHl incumbrance, and are otherwise qunlinVU to
vote at such election; or
(b.)   Who are at the data of nomination the
sole tenants in possession of l.ui-l or real
property iu the City of the value of two
thousand dollars under lease in writing
for not less than one year, aud are otherwise qualified to vote at sucb election;
or
(c.)   Wbo are at the date of nomination the
members of a partnership lirm, or shareholders of a Joint stock company, which
Is at tbe said date of nomination the assessed owner of land or real property in
the City of the value of one thousand
dollars over anil above any registered
incumbrance, and whose individual interests iu said partnership or company
laud is of not less value than one thousand dollars.and are otherwise qualilled
to vote at such election.
The persons qualilled to be nominated for and
elected as Aldermen of such City at tbe said
election, shall bo such pnrsons as are male British subjects of the full age of twenty-one years,
and are not disqualified under any law. and
(a.) Are at the date of nomination the asses-
sed owners of land or real property In
the City of the value of five hundred dollars over and abovo any registered in-
cumbranee, and are otherwise qualilled
to vote at such election; or
(b.) Who are at the date of nomination the
solo tenants in possession of land or real
property In the i 'ity of the vuluo of one
tiioiiHSiiil dollars under lease in writing
for not less than nnoyear,an<l are otherwise qualilled to vote at such election |
(«.) Wbo are at tbe date of nomination the
members of a partnership firm, or shareholders of a Joint stork company, which
Is at the saitl date of nomination the as-
scssed owner of land or real property In
the City of the assessed value of tlvs
hundred dollars over and abovo any reg.
isterod lueiimbreucos,an<l whoso individual Interest in said partnership orcuin-
fisuy land is of not less value tha:i llvu
mud rod dollars, and are otherwise qualified to vote at such election.
Given under my hand at the City of Slocan,
British Columbia, the ldth day of December, A.
D. 1901.
J. A. FOLEY,
Rsturoi&f Oflloi>r
Notices
NOTICE is hereby eiven that 60 days
after date I ahall apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase 40 acrea of land,
more or leas, in the West Kootenay district, and described as follows: Commencing at s post about one quarter of
n mils east of the city of Slocan, and adjoining tbe 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.
MRS. V. C. RACKLIFF
late of
Hcerplen Mineral Clalsa.
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' accent for Tlios. Andrews,
free miners' certificate No.B46319,intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
to the mining recorder for a certificate of
improvements,for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must bo commenced
before the issuance of sucb certificate of
improvemsnts.
Dated this 17th day of October, 1901.
25-10-01 J. M. McGREGOR
Summit Fractional Mlueral Claim.
..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 aa agent for Robert I. Kirk-
wood, free miner's certificate No. B59538,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate o(
improvements.
Dated this 28th day ofOctobor, 1901.
8-H-oi. j. m. McGregor.
Black Bess Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:— Three miles north
east of Slocan City.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Francis J.
O'Reilly, of Silverton, 11. C. as
agent for George Brine, free miner's certificate No. B62242. intend, sixty days
from the date hereef, to apply to tho
Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before tho issuance of such certificate of
improvements.
Dated this 4th day of November, 1901
8-11-01. FRANCIS J. O'REILLY
You Can Make
A  Striking Effect!
By wearing a perfect fitting Suit,
1 cut in tbs latest style snd elegantly
trimmed.   Such can bs purchased
from
A. David, the Miner's Tailor,
near the Foatofflcs.
Sold by All Newsdealers
Purnlabaa Monthly to all lovers of Kong
and Miuto a vast volume of New, Choice
Copyright ComposK ens by the ni<«t popular authors. 64 Pages, of Piano Music,
half Vocal, half liutrumi-ntai- ai Complete
Plecea fer Piano—Once a Month fur as
Cent*. Yearly Subscription, ga.oo. Ifyou
will send us the nans and address of fivb
performer! nn the Piano or Organ, we will send
you a copy of the Mageilno Pre*.
J. W. PIPPM, PubllaHer,
glgttlh A Lecues Its,, PhllaSelehla, Pa.
Subscribe
for
The
Slocan
Drill;
$2.00
per annum.
Re-opened under
the old management
Former customers
cordially Invited to return
The Royal Hotel,
Cer. Arthur Streets** Detoaef Areaae, Slocan.
Building: thoroughly renovated
and re stocked with the best
THOB. LAKE,
Proprietor:
Fruit, Confectionery, Tobacco
Yon can get anything in these 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.
A. C. SMITH, SLOCAN
Stoves i  Stoves!   Stoves!
Just look np MeCallum A Co.'s assortment of
Heating Stoves,  for either coal or wood.
Prices, from - -
Steel Ranges from
This is the best assortment of first-class
stoves that ever came t» Slocan. They burn
any kind of eoal. Call around and satisfy
yourself and we will do the rest.
$5 to $25
$16 up,
General Hardware, Slocan
Agents for Crow's Nest Coal;
McCallum & Co.
price delivered, $6.25 per ton.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN
The Murcutt Branch
or the W.C.T.U.. Slocan,
Meets ths second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in ths Presbyterian church. All meeting! opes
to those wishing t j join.
Miss K. Rtouqiito.v, Mrs.M.D.McKei
President. Cor. Secretary.
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, E C.
General Packinr,., 4 Forwarding attendee '... it the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
R. E. ALLEN,
Manager
H. D. CURTIS,
Notary
Public.
Mines,   Real Estate,  Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,      -^   -     B. C.
New Carpets
and Oilcloths..
Just Arrived.
Furniture, Crockery, Glassware, etc., etc.
D. D. ROBERTSON
Slocan City 1MB' II
No. 6a, W. F. of H.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in the Union Hall, Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
GEO, NICIIOL,'
President.
BERT O'NEIL,
Financial Secretary
Christmas
Goods _
Call and see our display
of Xmas goons, including
MANICURE8ETS SHAVING SETS
MILITARY HAIR BRUSHES
PURSES,  MIRRORS,   CASE PIPES
PERFUMES, KODAKS,  CAMERAS
also an elegant line of
China ware, which we are
lolling at cut   prices.
J. L. WHITE & Co.
DRUQGI8TS. SLOCAN, B. C.
SteelRanges
for $18,25.
Why be without a range whsa
you can get one so cheap ? Thst
are preferrable to stoves and give
better satisfaction. These ranges
burn wood or eoal and will bs
set up free.
EJ,
TINSMITH   AND  PLUMBER.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To Thomas Henderson, or to sny person
or persons to whom lis msy hsvs transferred his one third (^) interest is
the Lone Dutchman mineral claim
situated on ths last south fork of
Lemon creek, in ths Slocan (. ity mis
ing division. ,
You are hereby notified that I hare
expanded the eum of one hundred and
two dollars snd fifty cents in labor sod
improvements on the abovo mentioned
mineral claim, in order to hold said mis*
eral claim under ths provisions of the
Mineral Act; and if within 00 days frost
the date of tbia notice you fail, or refuse,
to contribute your proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of advertising, your interest in said claim
will become the property of ths subscriber, under section 4 of an Aet entitled
"An Act to amend the Minersl Aet,1900."
Dated at Slocan, thia 18th day of Sep-
temlier, A.D. 1901.
20-9-01 HENRY REICWART
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
To A. E. Hillman. or to any person
or persons to whom lis may have
transferred his one-quarter Interest iu
the Great Northern mineral claim,situated at the head of the fifth south fork
of Lemon ere: k, Slocan City mining
division.
You are hereby notified that we hare
expended the sum ol four hundred snd
tsn dollars in labor and general improvements upon the above mentioned
claim, in order to hold said mineral
claim tinder the provis.onsof the Mineral Act, and if within 90 days from the
date ol this notice you fail or refuse to
contribute your proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of advertising, your interest in said claim
will become the property of the subscribers, under section four of sn act entitled "An Act to amend the Mineral
Act, 1900."
Dated this 2nd day ef December. 1901.
EMMAtiBAY.A.R.BOI.DEUSTON.
0-12-01       T. BLENCH, K. II. STl'llHS
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
Holiday Excursion
Rates:
Fare and one-third
for
Round Trip.
FOR CHRI8TMAS: Tickets on silo
Dec. 28, 24, 25.
FOR NEW YEAR'S: Dec. 30, 81 and
Jan. 1—All tickets good to return
till Jan. 3, 1902.
Tourist sleeping cars on Crown
Nest section leave Kootenay Landing on Tuesdays and Frldaya for Rt-
Paul and all U.S. points, via the 800
line; Fridays oaly for Toronto, Montreal and Boston.
For time tables, or rates, snd for
complete information call on or writs
nearest O.P. R. agent, or—
J. 8. CARTER,     E. J. COTLE,
D.P.A., A.O. P. A.,
Kelson. Vanoouvcr.
*    OEO. T. MOIR,
Agent, Slocan City
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