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 Devoted to Adver-
- tising the resources
J of the   rich Slocan
Mining Division. . J
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'%'v^CTORIA; j^rffto any address
  ~ ~" for $2.00  per ann.
If you see it in the
# " Review,"   it's   so.
No. 44    Vol. I.
SANDON, British Columbia, Thursday, June 27, 1907.
Single Copies 10c.
���Rotes ano Comment j;
The new tri-weekly service on this
branch of the C.P.R. was supposed to
come into effect on Monday morning
last, but whether the engine went on
strike or whether thn train crew over-
���lept themselves we know not; en (lice it
to say the promised train did not put
in an appearance, and once again the
muddle-fuddle railway has broken faith
with the public. No official statement
lias been given out as to why the train
was cancelled, eo we conclude it another
example of tlie autocratic system they
are installing. A city of Sandon's standing is entitled to soino respect at the
hands of the company, and consequently Sandon people are daily becoming
more disgusted with the company's
do-as-we-like pin-prick policy.
Nor do tbe company make any endeavor under the now order ol things to
give the public the full benefit of the
tri-weekly service. No effort appears to
be made to transfer from the boat to
the train the checked baggago of through
passengers at Rosebery, and the inconvenience thereby occasioned to the pas*
���engers upon their arrival minus baggage is very great. We cite the instance
of a well-known mine-owner travelling
from Silverton to Sandon last Monday
night, Thia gentleman's personal baggage waa checked through, but it did
not arrive for several days, md in the
interim he was compelled to loaf around
when otherwise he would have opened
up his mine. Of course we do not insinuate that thc company is not trying
to do better than that, but we do most
emphatically assort that certain Of the
company's minions are so swelled with
tlieir own importance that a passenger's
baggage and oven the passengers themselves are far beneath their dignity. If
the company cannot give us a daily service it should at least do the next best
thing and see that baggage and freight
is cleared every tri-weeklv trip. We
recommend an investigation along those
The new schedule was put into eflect
on Wednesday morning, and we understand the new arrangement will prevail
from now on.
We have been wondering why it was
that the St. Charles Cream Co. cannot
supply the local demand, but we have
at last taken a tumble. The babies are
fattening up for the show at Silverton.
The danger of placing too great credence upon circumstantial evidence
was brought home to Charlie Bonnor
and Doc, Quinan whilst out fish inu
recently on Kootenay Lako near Kaslo.
We hate to write it, gentle reader, but
tlie incident we are about to record
would not carry a veracious hall mark
were we to dodge day and date of the
episode. It was last Sunday. Oh, yes;
the editor of the Kootenaian, Joseph
Gabriel, and hia side kicker were out
fishing too, and also some " compleat
anglers" from this end. Doc. and
Charlie, be it noted, do tilings in style,
and nothing short of a gasoline launch
will do when they troll for the big fellows. All went well until the noon
hour passed, when a great big silver
belly gavo a tug at tho spoon, and after
much sweating and cuteing he was
hauled aboard the launch and his meal
ticket punched.
"Jimlny Crissmas I " exclaimed the
exultant Charles, as he turned the boat's
nose to the shore, " Full speed ahead,
Doc; the medal is ours I "
"Ours 7 O-u-n a ? queried his companion, as he turned up his nose and
contemptuously snilTed'lhe air," Mine."
"Why, what do you mean, Due? I
had hold of the line,"
"My line."
" But I hooked it."
"My fish."
" But, Doc. ; I hauled him in���"
"My launch."
" Well; I'll have the honor "
" But I'll have that medal."
The boat was ploughing tho waters
in the direction of the wharf at lacing
speed, while across the waters the rubbernecks from Sandon and thc Kaslo
primery could see two men in angry
altercation and each yelling, " MY
At this juncture a mounter salmon,
a terrific specimen, tho grandfather of
all the little 82-pounders and such small
fry, leapt clear out of tho water aa if in
an attempt to chew off the rear end of
the gasoline launch. Down he plunged
and a few seconds later reappeared with
wide open jaws to make a second
onslaught on ths launch. By this time
the occupants had observed the intentions of his nibs, and as he returned again ami again to the fray, the
afrighted anglers thought it was all day
with them.
" Holy mother of Moses." wept Charlie, " Preserve me from goin' flshin'
again on a Sunday." Then with a ye'l,
" Look; what's he doin' now 7 " for
tlie   fish   had  ostensibly  changed his
tactics and with 'calm deliberation was
about to chew off tbe propeller.
Then the truth flashed upon them
both simultaneously: this monster of
the deep blue lake, this daddy of all the
32-pounders and such smaller fry had
mistaken the launch's propeller for a
"spinner," and was conducting himself
" Don't  let him do it.   Knock the
stuflin' out  of  him.    Here "  and
Charlie seized by the tail, for a weapon
to accomplish his fell purpose, the little
fellow whieli was the cause ot the previous strained relations. But Doc. was
too quick for him, for as his excited
friend leaned far out over the stern to
give tho monster a slap alongside tbe
jaw with his finny grandchild, he caught
it as it was swung, while as ho bore it
tenderly in bis arms to the bow ho remarked decisively, but not inhospitably
this time, " My fish."
A few seconds later the dreaded happened. Lured on by thc shining propeller the monster at last got it between
jts teeth, and then came the tug of war.
Doc. was still smoothing nut the creases
from the back i f bis medal winner hy
the time Charlie had donned a cork life
jacket, and a iccond later the angry
milliner shook hims-lf Hire ly iu an endeavor to open his mouth and buck
away from his strange whirling meal,
and in doing so overturned the launch.
Charlie and the Doc. were loo busy
counting how many times they had sank
to renew their oil altercation, but as
Doc. was going down for the third time
the medal-winner in dispute floated by
belly upwards, and as he grabbed it
whilo disappearing from view he mur-
mtned: " Kyrie eloison; Mv���gurgle
���hlc���gurgle I "
Tho city was not to be plunged into
mourning, however, for the oilier
anglers in the vicinity had witnessed
the disaster, and tho contestants for the
Rambler medal were rescued.
The   remainder   is   soon   told.    Joe
Potter, who was fly-fishing for trout at
thn lime the launch floated by keel up,
| made a superb cast and cleverly drew
in   the boat and the  finny   monster,
the latter even  then struggling vigor-
om-ly, and towed them triumphantly to
I town, where the fish was quickly pole-
axed by Pat Burns' slaughterman.
I    Tlie monster ia  now on view at the
{ Kootenaian ollice, where he is proudly
exhibited by Mr. Lookup Tuck.
Reporting the opening speech of Mr.
Darrow for the defence in the Haywood
trial at Boise, the Spokesman-Review
goes on to say:
" Before our first witness leaves
the stand, gentlemen of the jury,
we will convince you; we will even
convince Mr. Hawl��y himself, that
this man Oi chard has lied about
most of the essential points of his
story. We will have from 25 to UO
witnesses who will tako the stand
and contradict this man absolutely.
Borne of tlie witnesses will be
miners, but the others will be
eminently respectable people who
have never done a day's work in
tlieir lives."
Thank the Lord we are not respectable.
Mining propertv? I may want to buy
best thing .1,500 or !|2,000 will cover.
Give description, price assays, how
much developed, cost of getting ore to
A. B. NYE, Sandon, B.C
We are in receipt of No. 1 of the
"Saturday Sunset," which is, without
exception, the moat ambitious weekly
ever run thiough a press in Western
Canada. The infant is built on the
lines of the well-known Toronto Saturday ni_Jit, and in many respects Is a
conn erpart of it. The reading matter
throughout its pagis are excellent, the
salutation being perhaps the weakest of
the many article*. It has many popular f.atuies, and judging by the advertising patronage iihs come to stay. We
wish the lig baby all tlie success that
Vancouver aud the interior can Destow
upon it.    	
The ringing of the fire alarm last Friday afternoon gave the fire brigade an
opportunity to add further to their reputation for speed. The alarm was turned in at 4.15 that Hurley's residence
was burning, and in leei time than it
takes to record it, Sandon'a challenge
hose team were sprinting with the cart
to the tens of the outbreak. The
brewery rig alio brought along Noi 2.
in three minutes, and tha boys of the
Silver City, who havo graduated in a
hard fire-fighting school, were upon tbe
blazing roof a minute later. Caught in
tho nick of time ihe spread of tbo (Units
waa checked, and although considerable
damage waa dona by water, the building and all its contents wero saved.
The Hurley residrnce ia situated in
lhe most congested porliud of the city,
and is surrounded by many valuable
buildings. 'Ibo.e who know the local
ity will realize Ihat had the fir. got
wi II under way, a laigearea would have
been devastated. The reason of tho
outbreak is assigned to a flaw in the
junction of the pipe entering tlie chimney.
Xocal an��> (general.
Come to Silverton
Picked up by Rutting In Everywhere.
iAAlAAitAl.lAAirsA**.i.A*t,.,i..t.t. ���___ .*. ���*���**-
Ho for Nakusp! Ho for Silverton!
Both   will  celebiate in splendid   style.
It is pleasant to record that drummers have a good word for the Slocan
just at present. The temper of these
gents is in almost all instances govern-
by the sales they make, and all report
renewed activity in business.
The expected high water proved a
false alarm. Although a terrific volume
of water from the hills is passing through
the flume, no  leakages  have  occurred.
The Great Northern Railway are bent
on installing a telephone connection between Sandon and Kaslo. P. 11. WalHh
and an expert havo been experimenting
all week with the telegraph mires to
attain this end.
The following locations were recorded
this week at the Sandon ollice: Ilotne-
s'ake, Homestake fraction, and Ida, all
Payne Mountain ; Black Jack and Sunday on Sunset hill.
II. Mclntyre, C.P.R. telegraph superintendent, nude an official visit on
Fred Ritchie was in from Nolson on
Alderman Tyo was up from McGuigan
on Saturday. Wo understand that
Mayor Towgood has been fired for neglecting bis civic responsibilities.
Ed, Bell wandered in from Nakusp on
Monday. Ed. Inn bren lam ber jack Ing
at Mackinson's binding for the past six
months, and is out once ng.-.in with the
long green to shake hands with civilization,
A. G. Donahue, representing the Hudson 1! iy Co., made ore ��f his m-nal
trips through the Slocan last week.
He was takon suddenly ill on Friday
and left for his home in Nelson same
day. Mr. Donahue feared that ho was
in for an attack of typhoid (ever, but
his friends are hoping that his fears ere
this arc dispelled.
Griffin's Premium Hums are in great
demand. Tli**y wi 1 be served cild
after the double fcuII race and the log-
sawing contest at Silverton on the 1st,
Prospectors still hunting for Brack*
man *V Ken's rolled oats. A big lind
is expected on or about July 1st at
Watch for the lady in Tarlan Silks a
Silverton Celebration.
Hamilton ponder will roar forth an
early announcement of Silvei ton's
celebration next Monday.
Rev. Fr. I). Jeannotte writing to the
Review from Valleyfield, Qie., gives
his many friends asstiranoe that his
health has improved as a result of his
rest thus far. He also send*) kind regards to all Ins pari-hloneri and friends.
The ladles' of the Piesbvterian Church
will have Ila'Zidwnod Ice Cream and
Strawheiries for S.lvcrton Celebration.
Mr. and Mrs F. S. Macdonald have
returned from their vacation and report
a very enjoyable time at the cua.-t.
F. S. has re��umtd duty asC P. It. ajeut.
The football team to repre.-ont Sandon
at Silverton on Monday next will bo
very nearly the saiiui as debated New
Denver on Empire Day. The left wing
of the forward string lias been s rergth-
eued, and Charlie Plant will resume bis
old position at centre hall. The team
will in all probability turn <mt ns follows: A. Stonier, goal; II. Kelso and
R, Turner, backs; A. II Svidorson,
C. Plant, and A. Forrest, half-back-;
J, J, Fingland, lid. Towgood, S. .1. Towgood, D. S.-anUn and Chas. Garrett,
Everything in Readiness For
the Big Celebration
Monday Next.
Everything is now ready for the
button to be pressed on Dominion Day
at Silverton, and all that is neicisary
for a most successful celcbiulion is fine
weather. Tho full programme as appears under is a very pretentious and
attractive one, and at the same time
careful,y balanced, as all classrs of
sport havo been woven into it. The
premier event is, of course, tho double-
handed rnck-drillin-* oontest, for which
the magnificent pri'/.es of 1.100 fol* the
first and $'_'5 for the second will be competed for, and for which all the Slocan
champions will strike. The committee
responsible for the ambitious days'
sport are Win. Hunter, M.L.A., and
Me'Sl'S, Dan Brandon, num.'. Grant,
F. Liebs'licr and It. M. Spencer, with
T. II. Wilson ably hearing tho brunt of
secretary's woik. Sandon will thereto
partieipalo 111 the davs' enjoyment, and
a big crowd will go from Three Forks.
From New Denver a re -ord crowd will
go by mad and s'eanie--, and a big parly
will start from Slocan Olty, One of the
principal events of the day which will
be walcho I with keen interest will
tie the Football match Lake va. Mountain, on the result of which some big
bets have already been struck.
The C.P.R. are running excursions on
both rail and st**a>iier, leaving Sandon
at H a.m., and returning leaves Silver-
ton at (i p.m. Tlu following is the
pri grain:
11 a.m.   LAUNCH RACE Hunt*-- Cap
11.15      Miners' Single ROCK
Ten minutes allowed,  ����� steel.
11.30      DOUBLE SCULLS
1st, Griffin Premier Ham
2nd, Box of Cigars
Free for All
Running High Jump 1st $3.00 2nd $1.50
Pair of Shoes
Lake vs. Mountain
1 Griffin Premier Ham
(Open to the Slocan)
7      LOG-ROLLING CONTEST   $3.00
Gents, $1.50, Ladies' Free.
The marriage was celebrated on Tuesday at Nelson of John McGrath to
Miss Bridget K. Walsh, Rev. Fr. Alihoff
performing tho ceremony. Wo join
with the many filends of the popular
roadin-Bter and his eastern bride in
wishing thorn a prosperous journey
through life togethor.
Wo desire to thank tho people of
Sandon and vicinity for their great
kindness and sympathy shown us in our
bits sickness and death of baby Cecil.
Words cannot express our gratitude
to thote kind and generous friends.
Mn, & Mas, Anderson.
Noble Five vs. Lost Chance
Broad   "      ..   2.50 1.00
Pole Vaulting..    ..   2.50 1.00
Putting the Shot ..   2.50 1.00
100 Yards' Dash   ..    7.50 2.50
Men's Race   ..    ..   2.50 1.00
(45 and over)
Miners' Race,
1 pair J. Leckie Co.'s High
grade Mining Boots
Prospectors' Rico,
1st, 80 lb. sack Brackman &
Kerr Rolled Oats
2nd, Box of Cigars
BABY SHOW (Slocan only)
Silver Cup
Miner's Double-Hand
1st, $100   2nd, $25
Second Prize donated by tho
Hamilton Powder Co.
Time 15 minutes.    Jn Steel u*ed.
1st, 1 Lady's Tartan Silk Waist |ca|l
presented by Balfour, Smye
& Co.
2nd, Hand Mirror
RACE $2.50
The cheering message c-nio over the
wires from Victoria on Friday that the
Hiigatiun which had been pending re
the Noble Fivo vs. La-t Chance companies had been withdrawn and that
both companies Concerned had agreed
tr. arbitrate. Coming ai it does so soon
after a protracted healing of the famous Ilarrit-Whlto plea, the decision ar-
lived at in tno Last Chance suit will
hive a very wholes >me effict and in all
probability establish a | reccdont in this
proviso*. There la something so busi-
mt.lHc in Iho piocidiirc that all who
havo Iho inteicB's of the country at
hea twill congratulate the L:eut.-Governor and the Last ( hance people on
their good common sense, We undo *
stand that loth par'ics have nominated
an arl iter, win will c iihiborate, and in
the i vent of a dia.gr e.non', will call
on a third to i ff ct a d ���c.is'olt
While the arbitration | roc *i dings aie
pending no work will be dune by tbo
La I Chamc.company, but the contract
for iho 200 (oi t els if t will ho pushed.
2 p.m
It is 1'ppor'ed that Da i Brandon is
llkrlv t) niilk ��� a mill; as ju Ige of the
baby i h'W on thu 1st. lining to the
seaicity of habits al Kilv rlon ho has
bought up all Charlie Ncl oil's wax
dolls lo praa isi on, and every night
rehearses the part he ha, lo lake ill Ibis
most Important event. For obvious
reasons wu advi-o a haircut, Pan, as
the piobib lilies are yuti. will not iomn
through the old -al B8 Illll'llflludftS did
ihe biblical saint whom your parents
I vi u after.
Iceii's iii'nini! I ools still to the
front. Watch the prep, tors i_et a
wii'gle on in th** race for llniiiat t-il.ii-
lon next !'.nudity.
CHILDREN'S SPORTS $15.00'    llo' t Cunning has ro'iirncd f om Sp-.-
LAUNCII RACE i kuii",   win re I.e  b,s  Icon fur   ii.cuiil
Gintzbergcr Cup  treatment.
[Photo by F. D. Kelly.
Pack Row behind players reading this end.      Carl Western, W. Jeffrav.X. Hurlbert, Will
G. McLeod, C. Garrett,      11. Kelso     A. Stonier      h. Turner      W. Lawson
A. Forrest A. M. Sanderson VV. Cliffe
D. Scanlon       Ed. Towgood      J. J. Atherton
it. SlOuier
I Below Stairsj
By Will A. Page.
3   ���
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��� Copyright. 1907. by C. H. ButclllTe.  J
Evans, the butler, waa Industriously
leading the newspaper oat loud. On
the other side of the kitchen table Mortimer, the coachman, was mending hia
���The daring robbers then bundled up
their booty and decamped," the pompous butler read very loudly, "leaving
the detective officers baffled without a
clew. As there was no evidence that
the doors had been forced or locks
tampered with, the detectives were at
first inclined to suspect the servants,
but as Mr. Walcott declared he had the
utmost faith ln them the police were
not allowed to search their rooms."
Mortimer, oblivious of the newspaper
Item, did not reply when Evans stop-
lied reading as though expecting some
"I say, Mortimer, old chap, that Isn't
such a bad haul, is it? The paper
says they got away with $2,000 worth
ef sliver."
"Bad haul?" queried Mortimer.
"What are you talking about?"
"Talking about?" repeated Evans,
disgusted. "Why, what else should I
be talking about but the big robbery
down the street at old man Walcotfa
"Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't know yon
���were reading anything of importance."
"I should say it was of importance.
As the servants there are suspected,
that naturally places ns in an awkward
"What do you mean?"
"Aren't we all servants? And if one
ttf tbe fashionable families takes up a
fad don't all the other fashionable families follow suit?"
"Nonsense, Evans. You're an old
"I tell you," persisted Evans, "that If
the Walcott servants are suspected ef
dishonesty tbe servants of every fashionable family in the city will have to
clear their characters."
"Why, we are well known to the
missus. I have been with her six
years, yet you dare"��� And Mortimer
rose, flourishing his whip.
"I don't mean you," sneered Evans.
"It's Miss Charlotte who ls more likely to be suspected."
Miii-tiiner resisted the Inclination to
strike the fellow, though he was strongly tempted. The doorbell sounding
then, Evans, with a muttered imprecation, rushed to a small mirror hanging
on the kitchen wall, primped himself
and disappeared, bowing elaborately to
Charlotte, the maid newly come to
service, who happened to be entering
the kitchen at that particular moment
"Now, then, you stupid," broke ln
Charlotte, "you almost made me drop
the chiuaware."
Charlotte bowed, without speaking,
to Mortimer, who commenced to mend
the whip with redoubled anxiety. She
busied herself at the gas stove making
chocolate, aud neither spoke a word
for several moments. Then Evans
broke in hurriedly upon them.
"It's a detective," he cried, rushing
across the room toward the door which
led Into the front basement. "I seen
It on the card he sent up to the missus,
'A. L. Walker, Detective Headquarters;' that's what the card said." He
opened the door into the basement.
"But what does he want?" Inquired
"That's just what I'm going to find
ont. There's a furnace pipe in there
that is loose, and It opens right under
where the detective is sitting. I can
Biear every word." And he disappeared
|lnto the cellar.
"I'm afraid Mr. Evans fs not trou-
'bled by scruples, Mr. Mortimer," said
Charlotte, turning to the gas stove
again. "I always thought butlers a
bad lot."
"I'm glad you think bo," began Mortimer.
"Why, Mr. Mortimer, what do yon
"Of course one can't be jealous of a
butler," broke ln Mortimer, dropping
the whip.
"Jealous? Well, I like that!" with a
toss of tbe bead.
"Perhaps I shouldn't say Jealous,"
continued Mortimer, abashed. "But,
you see, I wanted to ask you"���
���"if you'd spend your next evening
ont with me, unless yon have some
other engagement."
"Next week, on Thursday V said
Charlotte coquettlshly. "No, I don't
think I have anything on my card."
"Then I'll put you down for next
Thursday, Miss Charlotte.   Thanks!"
"Did you say It was for the grand
opera, Mr. Mortimer?'
"No, Miss Charlotte; for the coachmen's ball."
"The coachmen's ball?" repeated
Charlotte enthusiastically. "Oh, how
Jolly! I've always wanted to go to a
coachmen's ball. It's���lfs rather exclusive, Isn't it?"
"I should say so," answered Mortimer proudly. "Only those who drive
for the west end families are eligible."
The sudden boiling over of the milk
Interrupted these pleasant anticipations of future happiness, and Mortimer was dispatched posthaste to the
dining room to secure some chocolate.
Charlotte, left alone, reached for her
handkerchief and found a letter in the
pocket of her apron. Evidently ah*
was deeply Interested, for she read
end reread the letter several times.
Then she untied the handkerchief, disposed a large diamond ring and tried
It on several fingers.
"Cracky!   A diamond!" cried Kvana,
Charlotte hastily returned the ring t��
her pocket.
"It's my own," she declared. "It
was given to me by a dear old lady
who has Just died."
"Stuff and nonsense!" broke In tbe
i man roughly. "It's the diamond aome
one stole from the missus. I heard all
abont It through the stove pipe. The
detective ls looking for it now. He's
going to search the bouse."
"But lfs mine, I say"���
"Ah, your game is up, my gh*L Give
me the ring and I won't telL Say
you'll marry am. I ct* i*-_��_. .**_��
mootV** ���*���  "���"**" """"'
"Let me go. Ton hurt me. Help!
Let me go."
"Perhaps you'll De good enough to
oblige the lady," said Mortimer, striding down to Evans and giving him a
twist on the collar. "Be off witli
Evans withdrew to one side angrily.
"I'm going to tell the detective!" he
cried roughly. "Then we'll see whose
turn It will be."
The man rushad ont of the kitchen
angrily. Charlotte flushed red. "What
ls be going to tell the detective?" asked
"He���he���thinks I have stolen this
diamond," she answered, showing the
"My God! Where did you get that
ring?" cried Mortimer. "And he says
you stole it? Quick���give It to me before the detective comes. I'll aay I
took It"
"But It's mine���really"���
"Theu what does he mean? Ah, 1
know you wouldn't steal a ring, Miss
t'harlotte���you wouldn't steal anything
more than you've already stolen, my
heart���but If I can help you only say
the word."
Evans entered a few minutes later
at au unfortunate moment lie wus
decidedly gloomy.
"Fine joke, you people -^ay call this,
making game of u man," be muttered,
crossing to tbe cellar door.
"The detective���you told him?" eager*
ly asked Mortimer.
"Yes, I told him. I goes upstairs ami
tells the missus and the detective just
as be is about to leave thut her maid
says as how she stole the diamour
ring and ls waiting ln the kitchen to
be arrested. At that tbe detectivi
and the missus commence to laugh
and the deteck he says: 'Guilty con
science, my lady. Watch that maid
Some day she'll steal preserves.' Am
he goes out laughing. And then tin
missus turns to me and says, 'Evuus
the detective found my ring under tin
hall rug, where It had fallen.' 'All
right, ma'am,' says 1, backing out for
I saw something was wrong.
"'While on the subject, Evans,' con
tinned the missus, 'perhaps you will
explain just how you learned I had los'
a diamond ring. I never told you!
And so I was caught, and the best I
could do was to say that one of thc
furnace pipes was loose and that 1
happened to be In the cellar by nccl
dent Now tbe missus has given mi
orders to fix that furnace pipe."
And he gloomily plunged into the
"So you really believed I had stolen
the ring?" said Charlotte.
"Not once. I was prepared to sweai
I had stolen it, because I love you."
A terrific crash from the cellar iu
terrupted them again at a critical mo
"What's that?" cried Charlotte.
"I think the furnace pipe must have
fallen on Evans," answered Mortlmci
cheerily, taking her ln his arms.
"Poor Evans," murmured Charlotte.
"And we'll use my diamond ring as an
engagement ring. Wo must save
money now, you know."
Equal to the Occasion.
"A Chicagoan named Llttledale play
ed with me In amateur theatricals in
my early youth," said a well known
"Llttledale in one of our shows had
to leap into a river In order to escape
from a wild beast.
"The stage was so airanged thut the
river was Invisible. Llttledale was to
leap and disappear, striking a soft
mattress ln tbe wings, and at the same
time a rock was to be dropped ln u
tub of water to create a splash.
"But, though the leap worked all
right hi rehearsal, on the night of actual performance it went wrong. Tbere
was neither mattress nor tub there.
When poor Littledale jumped be fell
eight feet and landed on nn oaken
floor with a crash loud enough to wake
the dead, and there was no splashing
water to drown the crash, by Jove.
"The audience, expecting to hear a
splash and hearing instead the tbun
derous impact of Llttledale's bones ou
tbe oak, set up a titter. But the heroic
Littledale, equal to the occasion, si
lenced tbem.
"'Heavens,* he shouted from below,
the water's frozen!'" ��� Home Magazine.
The Account Settled In Full.
At a saloh In Paris some years ago
the Sieur d'Almerie was one of a group
to whom be was imparting an account
of his pedigree, which he claimed was
derived from the pharaohs of Egypt
Just then thc lute Baron de Rothschild
approached the group, and one of lis
members called out: "Baron, come and
let me make you acquainted with the
Sieur d'Almerie. He cames from phu-
raonic stock, and you ought to know
each other." "Yes," said the baron,
bowing gravely and addressing D'Almerie, "I believe our families had some
transactions ln time past" "Yea," rejoined D'Almerie, "we have a record
that your people when leaving the country borrowed a considerable amount of
jewelry from my people, for which I
shonld now like to be repaid, with Interest." "I remember the transaction,"
said Rothschild, "but the account was
settled at due dote. Ypur fathers received a check on the Bank of the Red
Happiness For Children.
If you make children happy now,
you will make them happy twenty
years hence by the memory of it-
Sydney Smith.	
A Wellington Ruee.
Once during the Iron Duke's campaign ln the Pyrenees it happened that
General Picton'a disposition for recclv
Ing the assault of Marshal Soult dis
pleased him. Tbe danger threatened
from in front, and the difficulty lay In
delaying the attack until Wellington
conld effect the change he wished. He
waa, as usual, e-quul to the occasion.
Waving his hat in the air, he galloped
to the front of the regiment as if be
meant to order a charge. The whole of
Plcton's line cheered tremendously, and
as the roar died away Wellington was
heard to remark half to himself:
"Soult ls a cautious commander and
will not attack ln force without ascertaining the meaning of these cbeeis.
That will leave time for the Sixth division to come up, and we shad beat
him." This was exactly what happen-
��i ind Soult sustained n bloody repulse where he might have won an
easy victory.
English    Army    Officer's    Mysterious
Disappearance Accounted For.
Debonair Lieutenant Tryon, who
mysteriously disappeared from the
Hotel Metropole on the early morn
ing of January 31, has for three weeks
past been the darling recruit of tbe
Seaforth Highlanders in Edinburgh
Castle. Now, to the great regret of bis
comrades, he is guarded as a prisoner in the castle.
It was at the beginning of the frenzied search for him by private detectives and Scotland Yard that on
Thursday, February 7, a tall, cleanshaven young fellow walked up to a
recruiting sergeant in Stirling, and
after an introductory word remarked:
"I would like to enlist in the Seaforth Highlanders." The recruiting
officer, with a keen eye for a fine man,
regarded the young six-footer ns a
"find." He asked him particulars as
to himself.
"My name is John Fraser," said tbe.
young man, "and for eighteen months
I have been at a place near Stirling."
There was more conversation, the upshot of which was that the stranger
was given a railway warrant for Edinburgh, and on February !) found himself with tbe Seaforth Highlanders nt
Edinburgh Castle, an accepted recruit. He entered himself ns having
boon born in the parish of Waterloo,
London, and his trade or profession
as that of a laborer.
John Fraser soon proved himself no
ordinary laborer. A giant in physique,
he had the upright carriage and tbe
lithe movements of the athlete. Critical drill sergeants turned an approv
ing eye on him. He was really n won
derful recruit. Within a week Join
Fraser had been tentatively selected
to beat the big drum, though it win-
fated that he should never reach thai
Scrubbing the   Floors.
His comrades liked him very much
because, speaking and behaving in
a cultured man, he yet showed no
thing in the shape of "swagger." Ir
athletics he excelled, and lie carried
out his new duties as though to tlu
manner born. On getting up in tin
morning he would quickly muke hi.-
bed, and after recruits' drill would
take his turn at the ordinary dutie:
of the newly joined soldier, helpin
to carry in the food of his colleagues
sweeping the floors and serubbiiK
them. The men were instinctively im
pressed with John Fraser, and in
the course of a week or two lie be*
came a favorite. He put on no airs,
visited the canteen with tiie others,
but nevertheless gave little or no in
formation about himself.
It was in the canteen on Mondn.
evening last that there arose n dramatic scene. A lance-corporal was
reading a paper which contained n
portrait of the missing Lieutenant
Tyron, and suddenly looking up at
Private John Fraser near him, called his attention to the picture and the
strong resemblance.
Tho new recruit turned not a hair.
Smilingly he ndmitted that he and
Lieutenant Tryon were one. The men
���vere staggered into silence. Dut then
came the surprising thing. These stalwart Scotsmen, having found u good
man, had no idea of telling tales
about bim. The news spread like wild
fire among the Highlanders, but although many scores knew of the identity of John Fraser, nil kept tbe news
religiously from the authorities. How
it eventually crept out is not known,
but two days later, on the Wednesday night, John Fraser was placed
under arrest. Under tbe name of Lieutenant Tryon he still remains under
Colonel's Statement.
The following statement was issued
the other morning by Colonel Macintosh commanding the regiment: "Private Fraser, who enlisted three week*
ago into the Seaforth Highlanders,
quartered at Edinburgh Castle, has
been identified as Lieutenant Tryon,
who absented himself without leave
from his unit at Gosport. He is ut
present detained at Edinburgh
Speaking the other day, Colonel
Macintosh remarked: "I do not think
there is anything else to say. A large
number of the men knew of his identity, but they kept it to themselves.
Now, all I have to do is detain him.
What action the authorities will take
I cannot say. As to any explanation
of the lieutenant's action, I have
heard nothing."
Break, the sergeant major of thc
Seaforths, a splendid specimen of the
muscular Scotsman, was a little dejected the other day. "You ought to
have seen him (Lieutenant Tryon.
walking at the end of that detachment
of recruits on parade. He was 'grent.'
There was only one other man in the
regiment to equal him in physique,"
said the sergenat major sadly.
A fellow-private with Lieutenant
Tryon remarked on the ease with
which he did his military tasks. "You
ought to have seen him, sewing the
buttons on his clothes. He did it
perfectly." Another private remarked:
"One of the smartest chaps we ever
had. A Bplendid fellow," and a sergeant added: "He was just the mnn
for our big drum, and we shan't git
another like him." Altogether, an nir
of melancholy lies over Edinburgh
7'* .WORLD
Leader of the Antinoiso Crusade In
New York.
Mrs. Isaac L. Rice of New York is a
woman who is endeavoring to bring
about a reform that should appeal to
the residents of all large towns and
cities, that of eliminating from dally
life all the senseless and uncalled for
noises that wreck nerves and make
existence almost unbearable, especially
for the invalid.
Mrs. Itiee, who lives in a mansion on
Riverside drive, one of the fashionable
avenues of New York, bus established
ters' fs- mofnlTy certain to ftlsplay similar characteristics in all the affairs of
Which brings us back to the original
proposition���tbut It ls the "unconsidered trifles" that count
Cleaning Thread Lace.
"Spots, or Two Hundred and Two
Cleansers," gives tbe following good
idea for cleaning: For thread lace sew
new while muslin around a hottle aud
then roll the luce smoothly und securely, tackiug tbe ends. Touch tha
lace lightly with sweet oil while winding. Fill the bottle with cold water to
keep it from bursting, and set it upright in a strong suds of cold water
and castile soap. Tie a Btring around
the neck of tbe bottle and secure it to
the kettle and boll half an hour or
more or until the lace Is cleaD. Rinse
with hot water and set the bottle ln
the sun. When quite dry, remove tbo
lace nud lay In long folds between
sheets ot white paper and press for a
day or two.
herself as tbo lender of the crusade
against unnecessary noises which jar
the nerves of metropolitan residents
and has been so far successful as to
have many of tbem suppressed, notably
the steamboat whistles ou tlie Hudson
which have screeched undaunted nnd
disturbed tbo repose of tho residents
of tho shores. She has associated
with her such representative citizens
as Andrew Carnegie, Mark Twain and
William Dean Howells, nud for tbe
edification of the powers which control
the city Mrs. Rice had reproduced by
phonograph all tbe various noises
that make day and night hideous lu
New York, Her eventual success lu
suppressing these sounds is prayed for
by all quiet loving citizens.���Exchange.
Mothers and Daughters. -
I There is u certain typo of mother
who seems to thiuk that a daughter is
always a child. Poor, crushed creatures these young women are. They
are uot allowed to choose their friends
.*��� tbe mothers see to that���uud tbe
consequence is tbe girls aro probably
made to consort wilh companions with
whom they hnve no taste in common,
and the unhappy girls are deprived of
one of girlhood's greatest charms���congenial companionship.
. Such girls nre taught to regard all
members of the opposite sex with suspicion The consequence is that as the
years go by tbey lind themselves being "left on the shelf" on account of
.the fact that prospective husbands
have been frightened awny. A mother
often hedges her daughter round with
so many home rules and regulations
.that to mnny men it bccuis ns though
'tbey were ull suspected of some dishonorable motives in seeking to make
the acquaintanceship of tbe girl.
j And if the hitter has any ambitions
she dare not gratify tbem if her moth-
'er be opposed.  Of course this attitude
How to Wear Colors.
Nothing Is prettier and more becoming to n fnlr, slight woman with a
pretty complexion than white, but
while gowns must be carefully avoided
by her sister of too ample charms.
Black Is the color for the stout woman,
especially If she be of tbe black eyed
nnd black haired type. A black gown
will make her look slighter than anything else, while pale blue, light gray
and nearly every shade of red will
make her "too, too solid flesh" most
undesirably self assertive. A subdued
shade of blue, heliotrope and olive
green, with black, may be advantageously worn by the stout woman.
Clever Scheme Carried Through by a
Plausible Woman.
An elegantly dressed Spanish lady
one day visited a specialist ln mental
diseases In Madrid on behalf of her
husband, wbo, sbe said, was a sufferer
from religious mama. Having explained the case, It was arranged that she
should return lu about an hour with
the afflicted husband.
The lady's next scene of action was
a Jeweler's shop in another part of the
city, where she selected diamonds to
the value of $5,000 on the understanding that she wouli buy them if her
husband approved. Would some one
accompany ber home ln a cab and the
money would be paid Immediately? A
trusted clerk was sent, and with him
the lady drove hack to the doctor's
| bouse. In an anteroom sho took the
stones "just to show them to her husband." Then, entering with sublime
assurance the doctor's atudy, she Informed the specialist that her husband
was now In the anteroom and ready to
be examined.
Leaving a visiting card, the lady took
her departure, nnd the doctor, bidding
the supposed patient enter, proceeded
at his leisure to nsk professional questions. The jeweler's man was puzzled
at first, but soon be realized that he
lind been made tlie victim of a clever
fraud. The doctor, however. Interpreted his agitation as cansed by his complaint, and when after two hours matters were finally explained the lady Impostor had vanished with her spoils
without leaving any trace, ��� London
Red Carpet Fashionable.
"Rod carpet for royalty" ls as well
established a custom here as fibroid,
and now in this country the hostess
who entertains at all extensively bus
her own roll of crimson carpet, preferably velvet, to spread over tlie steps
and pavement In front of her house on
tbe occasion of any entertainment. An
awiilug may be omitted If tbe weather
ia fine, but the red carpet Is obligatory
when the guests number more than
twelve or even eight, that being tbe
limit In number of nn informal entertainment of any kind.���Dress.
When Machine Stitching.
"One of the most nnnoylug things ln
running a sewing machiue is to find
that tbe lower thread has run out just
when in tbe middle of the seum," says
a writer In Good Housekeeping. "Now,
I run my seam and wind tbe next bobbin at tlie same time. I put a spool of
cotton In the little top drawer of the
machine, leaving the drawer a little
open to allow the thread to pass more
easily, then use the winder as usual
aud never have to wait for a fresh
In the Bathroom.
In tho bathroom there should always
be a bottle of household ammonia ut
hand, one of a 40 per cent solution of
formaldehyde or other good disinfectant, a couple of cloths, a long handled
brush aud a scrubbing brush. It is
also well to have a can of concentrated lye or one of the preparations like
It, which will cut accumulations ln the
waste pipes.
Fitting a Gown.
A well known French dressmaker always usks his patron to stand with
bunds lightly clasped behind when he
ls fitting a skirt in order to secure the
figure us It ls when the woman walks,
lie also bas her sit down for at least
oue fitting of the bodice in order to
be perfectly sure of the neck, arm-
holes ond back.
on the part of mothers is usually tho
outcome of stories -which one reads
from time to time of tbe ulloged dan-1
gcrs to which present duy girls, who
enjoy freedom nnd privileges never al-
lowed their grandmothers, are exposed.
But there Is a great deal of difference between safeguarding a daughter
ln a proper manner and absolutely refusing her pleasures of ber own cboos- \
ing. To deny a girl the right to select'
a friend or mix with members of the
opposite sex, for Instance, is extremely
foolish. How can any girl develop
mentally if sbe Is uot allowed to act a
;little for herself? |
A mother's duty Is bo to train a girl
that she will turu out a useful member I
of society���ono ready to take up the
duty of wife and mother. If, however,
mothers persist In crushing daughters
and treating tliem constantly as chil*
dien, the women become failures ln
life and through uo fault of their own.
To Make a Couch Rug.
A strikingly handsome couch rug
may be made from red denim ln wide
stripes, the light and dark Bides being
used alternately. The stripes may be
embroidered in heavy mercerized yarn
in black, sparingly outlined in gold.
Tbe design may be patterned from a
Bagdad rug.
Selecting Fish.
In buying fish the careful housewife
selects one that is firm of flesh, the
eyes full, the fins stiff and the gills
red. Stale fish are easily detected 'by
tbe dullness of eye, the flexibility of
tbe fins and the soft and flabby flesh.
Some  Peeresses' Jewels.
Many society women are the owners
of jewels worth the proverbial king's
ransom. Perhaps the largest collections belong to the Duchess of Portland and the Duchess of Marlborough,
but Viscountess Iveagh is the possessor of one of the most valuable necklaces in England. Her pearls are
worth over ��70,000, and took Lend
Iveagh a long time to collect. Lady
Rothschild, the Countess of Dudlev,
the Countess of Annesley, and Ln''v
Denman all own most beautiful pearls.
The Duchess of Roxburgbe and the
Marchioness of Dufferin both have n
large number of turquoises.
Lord Mayor Soldier and Sailor.
"You would hardly think, to look
at me, that I am colonel of the regl*
ment, said the Lord Mayor of London* at the distribution, at Guildhall
of the prizes to the First City of London Royal Garrison Artillery, of which
he is honorable colonel. He is alsti
Admiral of the Port of London.
Out For the Dust.
Bra���Have you decided to accept the
young man, Katharine? Katharine
No. At present I look upon hlm mere.
as a pack of cards. Eva���A pack of
cards? Katharine���Yes. If be has the
long green I shall make a deal Eva���
And If he has not? Katharine���Then I
���hall cat him.
The Sun and Meon.
Harris in his book "Hermes*1 says
that all the nations of the earth, nn-
clent and modern, have ascribed to the
sun a masculine and to the moon a |
feminine gender.
The Girl In Business.
The girl ln business who is addicted
to trifling Inaccuracies or who has a
way of forgetting little tilings may ba
a very nice, well meaning girl, but sbe
will never be a success in business unless sbe conquer her failings. She may
be an exceptionally rapid stenographer,
but if she ls not careful to take her
notes with exactness and transcribe
them with accuracy and ueutuoss her
speed will avail her nothing. A busi*
uess man wants, above aud beyond everything else, employees whom be can
trust and who can be depended upou
to do their work as thoroughly without
his oversight as with it
Tbe labor market is overcrowded
with bookkeepers whose "little mistakes" it takes half a day to detect and
straighten out, with stenographers
whose letters need editing nud frequently rewriting and eveu then is*
not unlikely to be sent out minus postage, with clerks who are Invariably a
few minutes late, and with all the rest
of the careless *tnd Incompetent ones
that form part of every busy maa's
In matters of dress and personal appearance the trifles are of Bupreme importance, rue mom. naii*, uie Boiled
collar, the rumpled shirt waist, thc
badly adjusted belt, the skirt frayed at
the hem or gapbig at tbe placket, tbo
gloves iu need of mending, the s!ioc3
dusty or down at heel���these things,
all and sundry, are among the most
palpable of tbe unconsidered trifles
which Interfere so sadly with a girl's
success. Any one of them, taken by itself, is sufficient to create un unfavorable impression; taken altogether, they
infallibly slump any woman as hopelessly careless and slovenly, says an
exchange. And lhe woman who Is
careless and slovenly in persona! inut-
An ounce of camomile ought to be
enough to make a good strong tea with
a piut of water. This will slightly
lighten the hair if used after washing.
The hair rinsed in the tea shonld be
dried in tbe sun.
When pillow slips with buttons are
bought, the buttons should be examined. If these are of metal covered
with linen, remove tbem. Use those
made by folds of linen only.
When fanning an invalid, if a few
drops of aromatic spirits of ammonia
be sprinkled upon the fan it will be
found very refreshing.
Whan a cloth Is removed from the
table, It should be put into a press and
tightly screwed down until wanted.
Smoking In Congress.
The rule against smoking in congress was adopted some years ngo at
the suggestlou of tho late Senator In-
gulls of Kansas. The Kansas senator
complained one day that smoke was
being wafted Into the chamber from
the corridors or cloakrooms. Other
senators joined the Knnsun in protest
Tbe rule was passed. Later it developed that the smoke came from
burning waste near tho capltol, nnd
the wind carried It Into the building.
When it reached the olfactories of Mr.
Ingalls It reminded him of a Kansas
cigar. But the discovery of the mistake did not abate the rule.
Points of Law.
"I object to that question, your honor!" exclaimed the attorney for the defendant.
"On the ground that It ls Impertinent, Immaterial and Irrelevant, I pte-
"Only the first, your honor. It's actually Impudent Why, an answer to
that question would give my client
dead away I"
Naturally so delicate a point had U>
be taken under advisement
How the One It Attacks May Watch
the Obstruction Grow.
Cataract is said to be due to the
gradual deposition of oxalate of lime
lu the suLntnnce of the crystalline
lens, at first In small spots or streak*,
sometimes ln one part and sometimes
In another. The deposit gradually in
creases until It penetrates thc whole
of the lens, causing blindness. The
remedy, then, Is to remove the lens,
and after Its removal the patient needs
a substitute ln the form of highly magnifying spectacles.
All that Is necessary to enable a
patient to see his own cataract for
himself ls a piece of card and a needle. A visiting card will do very well.
I'lorce n clean round hole near the
middle of the card and hold the card
up to the light close to the eye, looking preferably In the direction of *i
piece of blue sky. With the card near
to the eye the patient will not see the
small hole pierced by tho needle, but
be will see a comparatively large, faintly Illuminated field with his cataract
projected upon it. He is, ln fact observing the shadow cast by his cataract on tbo retina at the back of his
eye. With a small puncture ln the
card the shadow so thrown ls comparatively sharp. But with a uormal eye
nn evenly illuminated field or clean
disk will be seen. The patient may
Ibus map down his own cataract and
settle for himself whether it ls extending and whether he will have an operation or not
The Traveler's Tree Myth.
Among the romantic stories of far-
off lands that have long maintained
Ihelr circulation and commanded more
or less belief ls that of the "traveler's
tree," credited with possessing a reservoir of pure water fitted to save the
lives of wanderers In the desert. G. F.
Scott Elliot declares from his own experience tbut the tree grows only ln
the neighborhood of swamps or springs
and thnt although it has a considerable amount of water in a hollow at
tlie base of its leaf, the water possesses a disagreeable vegetable taste and
of course Is Inferior to other water to
be found lu tlie vicinity.
riow German Beats English.
"We speakers of English," said a lee
turer, "are handicapped by our Ian
guage; We can never hope for such
souorous titles as the German's have.
"A youug Gorman matron ouce said:
" 'Aeh, how glad I am that my dear
Fritz has been appointed hnuptkassen-
verwaltungsasslstent'���assistant cashier. 'Now,' she went on, 'in my title of
linuptkiisseuverwaltungsasslsteutin 1
boast of five letters more than that
proud oberhofsteneramtslnspectorln'���
excise inspector's wife���'can claim.'"
Why the Market Wabbles.
The financial balance is so extremely
dellcnte that the slightest movement
affects It nud throws It out of gear. I
once heard of an Important "deal" being spoilt because a prominent financier had his big toe cut by a chiropodist so badly that he was obliged to
keep his room.���Maurice Mortimer In
Grand Magazine.
Horses on Snow Shoes.
Horses wear snowshoes in Dakota
In winter. Thus equipped, they trot
lightly over drifts wherein they would
otherwise sink out of sight In some
parts of Dakota the snow lies all winter long eight or ten feet deep, but a
crust forms on It and with snowshoes
men skim over it easily. So do snow
shod horses. The equine snowshoes are
made of boards twenty inches long and
fourteen inches wide. An Indentation
to fit tbe foot is branded on each board
wltb a hot horseshoe, and the contrivance is fastened on to the hoof
with an iron clamp and a bolt. After
a day or two of practice a Dakota
horse becomes an expert snowshoer.
Apples as "Nightcaps."
The apple Is such a common fruit
that very few persons are familiar
with Its remarkable efficacious medicinal properties. Every one ought to
know that the very best thing he can
do Is to eat apples just before retiring
for the nitrht
Advertising In Japan.
Europe ls beginning to follow In (he
steps of Japan as an advertiser, and
the Sunrise Kingdom got its billboard
Ideas from America. Worshipers at
Buddhist temples Invariably wash their
hands ln a fountain at the entrance before making tbelr supplications. Formerly the priests hung towels there.
Now the merchants of Tokyo and other cities furnish tlie temples with free
towels, reserving tlie privilege of print*
Ing their advert! ements on thorn-���
Harold Bolce tn Aopletoa'a.
Tells the Story of His Hobby���Drew
Zulu War Pictures On His Slate-
Initiated Working Men's Art Club
���In Intervals of Letter Carrying
Takes Lessons���Now Exhibits At
Dore Gallery.
Mr. Samuel Henry Hancock, who in
hia intervals of leisure as a postman
has managed to produce the remarkable series of pictures now on exhibition at the Dore Gallery, is a Londoner bred und born. It was in Norton Folgute, Bishopsgate street, that
he first saw the light. This was in
1873, so he is now just 34 years old.
Interviewed by a press representative, who managed to catch him just
as be finished bis round of deliveries
in the neighborhood of St. Luke's, lhe
postman'artist told a veiy interesting
"I wns always fond of drawing from
my earliest days, he said, "and the
first things that took real shape as
pictures were done on the buck of my
slate ut school. As regards education,
I may tell you that 1 went first to
the Bishopsgate street Wind school,
and later to the Wood street school,
"It was here I started my pictures.
The Zulu war was in progress, nnd we
boys were very keen in following it.
To amuse the othera I used to draw
imaginary pictures of battle on my
slate. One day the teacher caught me
and took the slate away. Then he
said, 'You*,* drawing is very good; I
shall keep it and show it to the headmaster. But all the same, young Hancock, you must not let your artistic
ideas get in the way of your lessona.'
I did not, but I drew whenever I
could on all sorts of materials, and
the headmaster kindly supplied me
with subjects to work at home.
Evening Classes.
"It was not, however, till after I
entered the postal service, in which
I have now been 15 years, that I got
any lessons in drawing. I entered the
evening classes at the People's Palace
and learned drawing and shading
from the model. I joined the Birkbeck
only last session, but had to give it up
because my work aa a postman made
the task too heavy. However, I inan-
aged to secure two South Kensington
certificates, one for drawing from
antique studies, the other for pictures
of common objects done from memory.
"One thing I am very proud oi���
namely, that about ten years ago I
initiated the Toynbee Hall Art Students' Club. I was going through St.
Jude's Art Exhibition, when I happened to say to one of the attendants
what a good thing such a sketching
club would be for men like myself. He
was interested, and introduced me to
tbe Sub-Warden of Toynbee ball, wbo
asked me to formulate a scheme. I did
so, with the result that the Art Students' Club came into existence. Mr.
A. Parsons, A.R.A., is now its President, and we have fifty members, all
working-men. I was the first secretary,
and am still on the committee.
"As to subject and medium, I draw
in pen and ink and do washwork in
black and white, but my forte is color,
and I prefer landscape. Most of my
work is done in the back-parlor of my
house at Victoria park. Some of the
pictures are scenes from memory,
others are done from direct sketches
and written- notes.
Dore Gallery Show.
"At the Dore Gallery I have forty-
four pictures in all���nine in oils, one
in black and white, and the rem*, in
water-color. My best picture, or, rather, the one I like best, is the one in
the exhibition I call The Cloud.' I
saw a wonderful cloud effect when on
a visit to High Beech, Epping, and
made a rough pencil sketch of it and
some written notes. From these I
painted the water-color picture, and
believe it to be the best piece of color work I have yet done. Sky effects
over London are often very splended,
and I hope some day to reproduce one
or two if I can."
Asked whether he had any Royal
Academy ambitions, the artist-postman confessed that he hoped he might
some day be considered "worth hanging" by that institution. At present
he is very well satisfied with the result of the Dore Gallery Exhibition,
which will be open for another month.
Already some of his best pictures are
marked "Bold," for good prices. If
he has the luck he hopes for Mr. Hancock intends to take a holiday tour in
Derbyshire, with a view of transferring to canvas some of the beauties
of the county that is the Switzerland
of England.
The Honest Barmaid.
That a barmaid's life has its own
difficulties and its own temptations
ia true enough; but so has every other life that honest women have to
lead; and there is no sufficient evidence that this life is not led by
thousands of women every whit aa
honest as those who would deprive
them of this particular chance to hold
their own in the pitiless straggle far
existence ���Pall Mail Gazette.
The Weight of $1,000,000.
One  million dollars ln gold  weighs
8,685.8 pounds.   If the money Is silver
the mHlion dollars will weigh 58,929.0
pounds. ,
Good Idea.
First Beggar- How is it that you always mintage hi) get something from
both of those women on the ground
floor of tbut apartment bouse? Second Beggar���Dead easy. I ring both
bells at tbe same time. Both womeu
come to the doors at the same time
aud each oue wants to outdo the other. ics
, 1906. by E. C.
In a shaded spot just inside the entrance of Central park a girl was sitting. She was all ln black, from the
crown of her fetching little hat to her
low shoes. Her face was -ale with
the paleness of a summer spent ln the
city, her brown hair rippled back from
a smooth white forehead, her eyes
were deep gray, steadfast and courageous. "And I have need of courage!"
Cornelia Stratton murmured. For two
months sbe bad been bunting a position and so far she had not fouud one,
although she had been able to substitute at a large commercial oflice for
a week or two, and the pay she bad received for that had, by careful hoarding, saved her from actual want. Yet
es time dragged on her money dwindled and there seemed no hope lu sight.
"I shouldn't complain," she snld
valiantly; "It's the lot of many another
girl who goes to a big city where she
bas neither friends nor relatives to
help her. But, oh, I do wish I could
find something. I'm so tired of disappointments."
From where she sat she could hear
tbe ceaseless bum and stir of the city.
There had been hours when It seemed
to call like a challenge, and her heart
beat In answer to it Now It frightened her. It seemed so vast, so overwhelming. There were so many problems to be met and mastered. One of
them was clothes.
She had chosen to dress to black because it was the most economical. Her
deft fingers had fashioned a chic bat
for a trifling sum, and for the rest she
.wore the same suit, day ln and day
out, taking such scrupulous care of It
thnt she looked as well groomed as
many a woman of means.
Each day, when she had searched
for work till she was too tired to
search further, she came to sit In the
���park, where everything was green and
���quiet, where squirrels frisked unmolested across the grass and where tbe
clear liquid notes of birds lent a semblance of the country. There were
moments when the scene charmed Cornelia, but oftener she was too disheartened to care. "What am I to do
���f this state of affairs lasts much Ion
ger?" sbe mused on this stifling afternoon In mid-August She was utterly
despondent Her hands were clasped
listlessly ln ber lap, and she shut ber
eyes to keep back the tears. When
she opened them again, she encountered the direct gaze of a man sitting on
the bench opposite her. He was a
well set up young fellow of about nine
end twenty, broad shouldered and
smooth shaven. As their eyes met the
pity that was in bis look changed to
something deeper. "Take courage," the
look said. "Life ls a battle for all of
us.   Fight on."
Cornelia turned away her head, ber
tieart fluttering strangely. Some one
In all that vast city bad seen, had
cared. "R's simply nonsense," she
told herself. "He's never seen me before, nor I him." Tet already sbe felt
cheered. Unrolling a newspaper she
held in her hand, she went over Its
want columns again. At the next office
where she applied tbe business manager noted something brlgfft and spirited in her aspect that argued well for
her. "I'm the happiest girl ln the
whole wide world," she laughed a few
minutes later, for she had found a position at last
The winter months sped quickly and
pleasantly. There was so much to do
nnd so much to see���the shops, the theaters, the surging throngs on Broadway and the great promenade on Fifth
avenue at twilight, when countless
carriages blocked tbe crossings and
when all the fashion and beauty of
the earth seemed to shine before Cornelia's delighted eye. It grew to be
'a custom with her ln going to and
from ber work to search the faces of
tbe passersby In the half confessed
hope tbat some time, somewhere, she
should again catch a glimpse of the
man whom she had seen In the park.
It was a wish, however, that seemed
destined to remain unfulfilled.
But one Saturday as she loitered ln a
crowded downtown art gallery she
came face to face with a oicture that
_.*lil ber amazed and spellbound, for It
iviis a portrait of herself. Half trem-
illng aud turning the leaves of her cat-
ilogue with nervous fingers, she read
Its name, "The Olrl In Black," by
3eorge Heathwood.
"And certainly the best thing you've
lone, George, old man," said a boyish
.ooklng fellow at her elbow. "It's the
lit of the exhibition, and such a simple
thing loo! Just a girl with a pretty
lower-like face, sitting on a bench in
tbe park. Ob, 1 remember! She's the
jne you ouce told mo about. Have you
found ber yet, George?"
.. "Wot., yet" said ft yoice. that made
/ornelia's Tieart leap. "Not yet; "but 1
'lean to if I have to spend all my life
In trying."
"And find her when you're at the
tender age of forty I You needn't frown
so savagely! I'm sure you've often
been near ber when you haven't ln the
least suspected Itl Today, for Instance.
Have you searched this room thoroughly? For you know It's a true saying,"
drawled the boy over his shoulder as
be moved away, "that love makes people blind."
"What do you mean"��� Heathwood
began, and then, turning, caught sight
of Cornelia. "You!" he said softly be-
aeath bis breath. "Yob!"
Cornelia flushed.
"1 beg your pardon," he said quickly,
"but since circumstances are what they
ore I am going to call a truce to cou-
veuiion and ask you to do me a favor.
Will you please stay Just where you
me for two minutes? Promise me that
you will not go away." He evidently
took her reply for granted, for he did
not wait to hear It. But before half the
allotted time was up he returned with
a distinguished, gray haired woman,
whom many people in tbe room seemed to know, for they bowed to ber as
Kite passed.
'It's Mrs. Heathwood," Cornelia
heard some one whisper. "The mother
jf the famous youug illustrator."
Ueathwood approached Cornelia.
"Mother," be said, "I want you to
aioet Miss���Miss"���
"Stratton," Cornelia murmured.
"Stratton!" rejoiced Heathwood
iwelllng on the word.
The older woman smiled In appreciation of the situation.
"Miss Stratton, may I present my
<on, Mr. Heathwood?"
Cornelia bowed.
"And uow that we've been properly
Introduced"��� George commenced.
"There Is a Japanese tea room next
door." Mrs. Heathwood broke^ In.
-where I am very fond of going at this
Hour of tbe day. Won't you Join us.
Miss Stratton?"
Cornelia assented gladly. It was all
*o sudden and bewildering that II
������eemed like purt of a dream���a dream
Unit was coming true. "For now tbat
I've found you," declared George
flentbwood, "I never mean to lose you
As they moved slowly through the
room the young fellow who had been
tlenthwood's companion half an hour
earlier looked after them with twin
tiling eyes.
"It's easy to see," he chuckled, "thai
that picture of George's wasn't properly named, for the Girl ln Black Is
.olug to be the Girl in White, with a
tulle veil and orange blossoms. So
runs the world!"
Two Intelligent Horaea.
"I have heard many stories of tbe Intelligence of animals," said a close ob-
���lerver of animal life, "but the actions
if two horses the other day equaled if
not surpassed many of the tales. Tbe
jalr were fine looking beasts attached
to a farmer's wagon and bad been left
intslde a feed store on Kensington
avenue. Just beyond their reach were
several bales of hay. By Borne clever
maneuvering tbe white horse, which
was nearest the pavement managed
to get hold of some of the hay. His
brown mate, not getting any of the
buy, with almost human actions made
the white horse understand tbat be
wished to share the feast To satisfy
bis mate the white borse took larger
inouthfuls of the hay and turned his
bead in a way so that the brown borse
could enjoy the feast By the time
their owner reached them nearly half
the bale of hay had been consumed by
the pair. When the owner of tbe hay
was informed of the unique manner in
which the horses secured their luncheon be said that it was a good scheme
and he would stand for the loss."���
Philadelphia Record.
Sermon- by Time.
"I have attended church ln a good
many different places," said the southern man, "but I had to come to New
York to see a man preach holding his
watch in his hand. Down in our part
of the country the pulpit orator Is usually long winded. He has a certain
subject In mind and has certain things
to say concerning it, and he holds forth
until he has said them all if it takes
till bedtime to do It. Up here the time
that can be devoted to the delivery of
a sermon appears to be limited. In order not to overstep the bounds several
clergymen tbat I bave heard talked literally by the watch. They did not lay
It down or stick It Into a convenient
pocket to be consulted occasionally, but
held It out face up as a constant reminder that time was fleeting and tbat
other pressing engagements awaited
them. Tbat may be an excellent preventive of weariness ln the congregation, but I must say It makes me uncomfortable to bave spiritual advice
measured by the minute aud second."
���New York Press.
Had to Concede It.
"Well," said Subbubs, "I've Just
weathered a little labor trouble that's
costing me seventy-five per week."
"What!" exclaimed Citiman. "Seventy-five dollars a week?"
"No; 75 cents. Our cook struck for
> raise from $4.25 to $5."���Catholic
-standard and Times.
John Milton'* Cottage.
One of the best preserved historic
country houses ln all England Is John
Milton's cottage at Chalfont St Giles,
to which the blind and aging poet fled
when the great plague swooped down
on London. Tbat waa ln July, 1665
nnd Milton hnd just finished "Paradise
Lost" and received a five pound note
for It with a promise of three more
five pound notes if the poem sold four
editions of 1,300 copies each. Tbe cottage stands at the top of the village,
and It Is ln practically the same condition as when Milton left It Here
the poet received his distinguished
guests during the latter part of his life.
Zephyr, Cipher and Zero.
"Zephyr" and "cipher" and "zero"
are words thut come to the Knglish
from the Arabic "slfr," which meant
literally "empty" and so "nothing" and
the figure that represents nothing. In
mediaeval Latin this figure was called
both "clphra" and "zephyrum," the latter probably from association with "ze-
phyruB" or something even lighter
than air; hence through the Italian
"zeflro" there Is the word "zero" as a
doublet with "cipher."
Provision   For  Old   Age   Devised    by
Royal Commission.
A report of great interest has been
made by tbe Australian royal commission on Old-Age Pensions. The
commission was appointed in 1905 to
consider the existing state schemes
and to devise a scheme for the whole
Commonwealth. The aystems at present in force are:
New Bouth Wales: Maximum pension 10s a week; for married people
7s 6d a week each; may be claimed
at the age of 65. Income, including
pension, must not exceed ��52 a year.
Cost to state of 22,000 pensioners,
��508,000. |
New Zealand: Maximum 10s a week;
in case of a married couple, joint in-
come, including pension, must not I
exceed ��90. May be claimed at 65,
if claimant has been 26 years resident. Police magistrates administer,
without boards, at trifling cost. Pensioners,  11.770; total cost, ��325,000.
Victoria: Maximum 8s a week; at
65, or earlier in case of dangerous
or unhealthy occupations; 20 years'
residence. Income, including pension,
must not exceed ��20. Pensioners,
11.452;  cost,  ��205,000.
The commissioners recommend a
scheme of old-age pensions for the
whole Commonwealth to be paid out
of the consolidated revenue, as follows:
Maximum 10s a week, payable at
65, or, on conditions, at 60 in case
of permanent indaparity. Payments
fortnightly through postoffice. Total
income, including pension, not to exceed ��52. Estimated cost ��2,500.000
a year.
the commissioner! lay down that
pensions Bhould be granted as a right,
not as a charity, though they propose that persons of drunken or dis-
reputable habits shall be ineligible,
and that in certain eases the allowances shall be suspended. Tbey also
suggest that a penalty shall be imposed for supplying a pensioner with
intoxicating drink. They do not think
the institution of pensions will discourage thrift, and suggest that the
Government should encourage a spirit of independence by establishin-r an
assurance system which would enable
those wishing to provide for. old ope
te do so with the certainty afforded
by a Government guarantee.
Hut Buried In Drift and They Have
to Tunnel   Out.
An Englishman named Morgan and
a German friend of his have had a
terrible experience on the Salzfluh,
a mountain 9,265 feet high.
They left Schruna, on the frontier of
Switzerland and Austria, with the intention of ascending the mountain on
skis, and they took no guides with
Nothing was heard of them, and nt
the end of three days a search party
was organized. It fonnd no trace of
the missing men. and Mr. Morgan and
his friend were given up for lost.
They crawled into Schruns half dead
from want of food and exhaustion.
When near the summit of the Sulz-
fluh they were overtaken by a blinding snowstorm, and after wandering
nbout aimlessly for some time tbey
discovered a hut, in which they took
Hour after hour the snow fell, until the hut was buried beneath it and
tliey were close prisoners. Their only
food for four days was two loaves of
bread, and melted enow was their only
Then Mr. Morgan, in desperation,
burrowed through the drift round the
hut, and forced a passage through
the snow, which was waist-high in the
open, followed by his German companion, who was even more exhausted
than he was.
Both of them are reported to be
well on the road to recovery.
The Queer  Parson  Bird.
Two splendid male specimens of the
peo honey eater were recently acquired by the Zoological Society. Its
throat is adorned with small white
feathers, which, from their resemblance to clerical bands, have gained
ror it the name "parson bird." Its
metallic green plumage, with bronze
ind purplish reflections, is very beautiful. Its long and rather slender
beak is curved; it has rather large
feet and the length of its tail is considerable.
Although somewhat rarely seen in
this country alive, this bird is plentiful on both the north and south islands of New Zealand. It is a good
songster and mimic, and its lively
temperament renders it a most interesting cage bird. Its food consists
of berries, insects, and honey. It has
an extensile tongue, the tip of which
is forked, and, being covered with fibres, forms a kind of brush, most useful to the parson bird in gathering its
food.���Pall Mall Gazette,.,
Home For Lost Cats.
Lady Decies opened in the Fulham
road, London, a home for lost cats,
which may fairly be described as a
cats' paradise. The only qualification for admission is homelessness,
and the accommodation provided is
most luxurious.
Outside there is a large wired-in
run for exercise, furnished with a tree
and a bed of mould. Inside, the Bleeping quarters for the winter time consist not only of little wooden huts
but of Bhelves, arranged like berths
in a ship's cabin, which the inmates
reach by vigorous springs from one
to another of a series of brackets.
The daily menu is most elaborate, and
meals nre served as follows:
Dinner���Cats' meat; fish, two days
a week; or for invalids, gruel or rice,
Tea (at four o'clock)���Milk.
Supper (at eight)���Same as dinner.
Nightcap (at nine)���Milk.
^    .
More "Jungle" Oomplaints.
Dr. Blyth has reported to the Mary-
lebone Borough Council thot o few ol
the conned meats from America,
which he analyzed, were distinctly
unfit for human food and made from
dirty material, "probably enough the
sweepings of the factory." Samples of
the latest consignments of canned
foods from the United States examined were wholly unobjectionable.
Queensland Fibre Plants.
Queensland is particularly rich in
fibre plants, one called by the aboriginals "boorgay" being so tenacious
that if the leaf is simply twisted into a rope it will bear the strain of
several hundredweight. It is now
found that there is growing around
Brisbane a fibre plant called by botanists "murva," that will yield fibre
of great value. Major Boyd of the Agricultural Department netted some
"murva" leaves and sent a sample of
fibre to a rope-making firm in Germany for test, and these manufacturers are now prepared to pni-nHnao
it at $175 to $200 a ton.
Are Present In Every South African
Village ��� Kaffirs Revel In Witchcraft-���They Are Credited With
Every Calamity���Their Influence Is
Enormous, and They Are at the
Bottom of All Mischief.
Among the innumerable pests with
which tiie unpeacefui land of South
Africa is so liberally cursed, the witch
doctor must take high rank.
I, myself have known a great many
witch doctors of all degrees, from
Eupajina, the mighty rainmaker, who
professed to control the seasons, down
to petty local practitioners who could
do little more than smell out wizards
and arrange to poison tlieir neighbors, but of the whole number I cannot remember one whom I regarded
with anything but disfavor, says a
London Mail correspondent.
Source  of All Trouble.
Whenever there is troiibe in a village it is always safe to blame the
witch doctor, for if he did not actually plan it, he certainly assisted in the
later stages. If anyone dies mysteriously, twisted up into a knot by one
of those ghastly vegetable poisons so
dear to the heart of the Kaffir, you
may be sure the witch doctor supplied the dose. If a trader is boycotted, if his huts are burned anil
his cattle assegaied, it was the witch
doctor who brought it about, if a
mine suddenly ceases to get labor, if
the boys run away without any apparent reason, it means that the place
has fallen under the ban of these
pests. If a tribe rises against the
white man, it was the witch doctor
who stirred up the passions of the
people and who gave the signal lor
the first massacres.
Controls  the   Kaffir's   Life.
The influence of these men is enormous, for witchcraft controls every
action of a Kaffir's life, from the cradle to the grave. At his birth the
local magician threw the bones to
discover if it were auspicious for the
new arrival to live. His choice of a
wife, his journeyings and hunting,
his seed-time, the sale of his cattle
and his daughters, his friendships and
his vengeances, all are determined by
the will of the spirits as interpreted
by the witch doctor, and, even after
death, the ghost of the departed still
requires the ministrations of its former adviser.
Witchcraft is the main interest in
the native's life. He revels in it. It
provides him with an unending source
of conversation, adds zest to existence, relieves the otherwise impossible tedium of the daily round in
the kraals. Go into the native districts, live among the Kaffirs, learn
their languages, watch them in the
fields, in the kraals, at the beer
drinks, get to know them as intimately as possible for a white man,
and I guarantee you will never come
across anything in the least resembling the assegai-waving heroes of whom
you read in tlie book. But, none the
less, you will see many interesting
things, learn many gruesome secrets,
as you sit beside the fire at night and
listen to those deep, guttural voices.
Witchcraft All the Time.
There will be no hint of noble barbarism, no high-flown sentiment, no
longings for independence from patriotic reasons. It will be witchcraft,
witchcraft, witchcraft, all the time.
Grim stories of uneasy spirits, the
restless ghosts of the unburied dead,
who cannot sleep with their fathers,
but wander perpetually on the mountain sides, tales of the hyena, the
loathed and loathsome horse of tlie
evil spirit; tales of the owl. the lion,
and the snake, the sons of the evil
spirits; tales of the eagle, the messenger of the departed. Then will
come even grimmer stories still, a list,
of the wizards who have been smell-
ed out by the witch doctors and removed by poison, by the assegai, or
by the knob-stick, a long list this,
en appallingly long one.
It is a hideous revelation at first,
until you get used to it. Then you
accept it as inevitable, as part of
the Kaffir's very existence, and you
realize thot no legislation con ever
stop it, for prosecution is useless
Where evidence iB unobtainable.
In the Royal Private Apartments.
To many people the most interesting parts of Windsor Castle are the
private apartments occupied by the
late Queen, and also now by King
Edward and Queen Alexandra. The
suite is approached from a small circular hall, hung round with the late
Queen's favorite family pictures, especially representations of all her
children's weddings, which she always
had painted as mementoes of the
deeply-interesting event. In this gallery she kept oil hor most prized possessions, one of which was a crystal
case containing Gen. Gordon's Bible,
open at his favorite chapter. The
late Queen had always cherished the
greatest admiration for Gordon, and
was known to be deeply grieved over
his fate. This Bible had been presented to her by Gordon's sister in
private audience. Another possession
most dear to her, which was always
kept in a Bort of oak shrine, and onlv
opened and shown to her most intimate friends, was the beautiful statue
ln pure Carrara marble of herself.
��70,000 For Lifeboats.
Over ��70,000 has just been bequeathed to the Royal National Lileboat
Institution. According to the will of
the late Mr. Charles Can* Ashley, of
Mentone, this great sum is to be devoted to the establishment and maintenance of five lifeboats, and the benefit of the widows and families of life-
boatmen who have lost their lives in
endeavoring to save life at sea.
The conditions attached to the bequest are that the lifeboats shall be
five in number and named the Susan
Ashley, Charles H ory Ashley, Richard Ashley, William Cantrell Ashley,
and Fifi and Char as; and that they
all be first-class, without steam, and
be stationed on tiie English and Welsh
Veteran Canadian Statesman Receives
Portrait of Himself.
This is  an  age of grand old  men.
Mr. Gladstone set the happy fashion
in   the  'eighties,   when   we   saw  one
who  was   well  past  the  apportioned
three   score   years   and   ten   conceiving a piece of constructive statesmanship   of  unprecedented   daring,    and
leading his party unflinchingly through
victory and defeat in its behalf.  The
two grand old men whom all friends
of Canada delight to honor ore more
happily   employed    in   the   vigorous
evening of their days.   Lord  Strath- '
cona and Sir Charles Tupper have in |
their time,    and    in    their    several I
spheres, fought hard battles, political
and personal; holding strong views,
they were prepared to defend them
against all corners.
But to-day the conflicts are over
and done with; they have become a
part of the treasured political and
commercial history of Canada's upbuilding, and the tireless gladiators,
with their armor still on and their
zeal undiminished, are content to forget thot they wert, ever portizans, and
remember only that they are Canadians.
These facts are moat pleasantly recalled by the recent presentation to
8ir Charles Tupper by a few friends
of Canada in London of a handsome
portrait of himself as a token of their
esteem. The subscribers were of both
political parties, who united in their
appreciation of the strenuous and patriotic labors for Canada which have
marked Sir Charles Tupper's long and
illustrious career.
Most fittingly, the presentation was
made on behalf of the subscribers by
Lord Strathcona, and most fittingly,
also, it was made at the Westminster
Pa1 ace Hotel, on the very spot, that
is. where the Magna Charta of Canada's nationhood, the British North
America Act, was framed in consultation between British Ministers and
the delegates of the people of Canada, among whom Sir Charles Tupper
is, alas, the sole survivor. The occasion was thus one of peculiar historic
interest to all friends of Canada.
Tho picture is an excellent presentation of thp veteran statesman. It
was painted by the late Mr. E. J. Tur-
ner, and depicts Sir Charles TuppeT
as we knew him in this country during his indomitable activities on Can-
ado's behalf as High Commissioner.
Mr. Turner, the artist, painted many
important pictures in his day, among
them a portrait of the late Queen
Victoria, which Her Majesty herself
bought, and another of his mother for
King Edward. Mr. Turner also painted portraits of the late Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Connought, the
late Duke of Cambridge (ordered by
H. R. H. and now hanging in the
King's Military Gallery at St. James's
Palace), the late Lord Napier of Mag-
dolo, the Earl of Rosebery, and Admiral Lord Charles Beiresford.
Lady Minto III.
India'B trying climate has been too
much for Lady Minto, and she soiled
recently from Bombay, bound lor England, and will spend four or five
months recuperating her strength in
Europe before returning to India the
latter part of the summer. The Min-
tos have so many friends here, acquired during the term of office ol the
earl as Governor-General of Canada,
that the news of the countess' breakdown will cause much regret. Lody
Minto is occomponied on her voyage
home by her two elder daughters, the
Ladies Eileen and Ruby Elliot, while
the youngest ol the three. Lady Violet, will remain with the viceroy, to
do the honors as hostess in the place
ol her mother daring the latter's absence. The Mintos have achieved no
end ol popularity in India, among the
Europeans and natives alike���more so,
indeed, than any viceregal family
since the Dufferins, and they seem
to have given universal satisfaction
out in the Orient, as well as at home,
by the extremely successful manner
in which they hove managed the
state visit ol tiie ruler ol Afghanistan.
Northwest Mounted Police.
The present strength of the Royal
Northwest Mounted Police is now 55
officers, 549 non-commissioned officers,
and constables, and 80 guides, interpreters, scouts and special constables,
I making a total of 684, and 576 horses.
i The total strength of all ranks is 129
��� less and 30 horses less than last year.
( The force is divided as follows: Alberta 227, Saskatchewan 270,   North-
! west Territories 30, Yukon 141, and
Peace Yukon trail 16.    The strength
, in Alberta and Saskatchewan is 497,
only three under the number agreed
School Children Boycotted.
A curious deadlock has arisen between tbe education authorities of
Durham County and the Borough of
Gateshead. Recently Gateshead took
a census of the county children attending its schools, and demanded
payment for some four to five hundred
coming from Durham. This demand
has been refused by the county, and
the Gateshead Education Committee
approved of n circular to send the
parents of the children living over |
the borough boundeary, informing
them that their children will not be
admitted to the Gateshead schools
after the end of next month. '
High Livers.
Itupsbu, a district on the north slope
of tbe Himalayas, 15,000 feet above
sea level and surrounded by niotin
tains from 3,000 to 5,000 feet higher,
bas a permanent population of 500 persons, who. live In goat balr tenia    .
Letting Soap Dry Out
The pet economy of a woman who
Is a splendid manager in every respect
ls getting soap by the box and spreading It out upon clean papers on the
storeroom floor to dry out thoroughly.
Borne way the bant last a good deal
longer. ��� ��� ���   -
English Bride of a Foreigner Subjected to  Many  Indignities.
The peril to which the English girl
who marries a foreigner exposes herself is illustrated by the pathetic
case of Signora Andalo, formerly Miss
Nellie Penberton, an assistant in a
cigar shop in the West End of London. Her husband was arrested in
Brussels on March 3 on a charge of
thefta of jewelry and on suspicion of
being the assailant of Miss Low, the
English nurse, who in January last
wos the victim of a brutal assault in
a train in the Mont Cenis tunnel.
Andalo and his wife were on their
honeymoon when the arrest was mode,
and both were imprisoned and kept
apart. She was kept for nearly 12
hours without food on the first day of
her imprisonment, and underwent all
the degrading processes of measurement, photography, etc., to which
criminals are subjected. She was
only dischorged after two dreary
weeks of solitary confinement in a
cell. Unable to apeak French, she
could not even exchange a word with
her  warder.
When she was released she was allowed to visit her husband in jail,
and informed him, to his great surprise, of the charges against him. Andalo was suddenly released only to
be hurried over the Dutch frontier,
whither hiB wife is following him.
Their money is exhausted, and she
has not at present the $25 necessary
to secure admission as an alien to her
native country, where, however, she
intends to return.
During the examination which preceded her release the magistrate asked her whether she knew anything
of her husband's career. It appears
that in his youth he was the associate of Italian anarchists, this being the reason why he has been deported from Belgium. She replied
that she knew nothing of Andola's history. The magistrate observed: "That
is how Engliah girhj get into trouble. They marry foreigners without
knowing anything al their past history."	
Beautiful English Countess Goes Into
Fruit Business.
Most Canadians have heard or read
of the beautiful Countess of Warwick,
who has for many years been an ardent socialist. The name and fame of
Warwick are so closely associated
with feudal privileges and king-making power that it ia difficult to associate a countess of that line with
anything so modern and undecorative
as socialism. Lady Warwick's views
are described by one writer as a kind
of pink-tea democracy, rather than
the red variety.
Her sister, also a woman of physical
charms, Lady Algernon Gordon-Lennox, has recently ahown that she
holds in light esteem the convention
that a feminine aristocrat shall be
useless. Not content with being known
as a perfectly-gowned woman and one
of the cleverest amateur gardeners in
England, she has also undertaken to
carry on an industry which appeals
to every housewife. She is going to
establish a fruitrbottling business at
Broughton, Oxfordshire and is confident of success, as the trade in bottled and tinned commodities has
greatly increased of late. The gardens
at Broughton Castle are the most
beautiful in the county, with their
hundreds of different kinds of tea-
roses. If equal success crowns her
efforts in fruit bottling, Lady Gordon-
Lennox may prove a formidable competitor to Californion and Chicagoan
firms, which hove been rather unpopular in England since last year's
The Baffled Lion.
(Near Lake Albert Edward Major
Powell Cotton was saved from being
killed by a wounded ljon by a folded
copy of Punch which he had in his
Tlie lion in his wounded pride.
His victim mauled with tears   and
And all resistance he defied,
Until    he     met    at    lost     with
If "Punch" could thwart these wildcat schemes,
And all a lion's efforts cumber,
Just as it should have been, it seems.
It must have been a funny number.
Yet "Punch's" lovers with disgust
Must own that when a lion rages,
It's clear his sense of humor must
Be but in embryonic stages.
He  tore at  "Punch"  with    all    his
And sorely he began to rue it,
Because he waa compelled at length.
To   own   that   he   could   not   get
through it. ��� M. S.
Smugglers   Killed.
A remarkable discovery of ammunition smuggling has been made here,
after a fight, in which two Pathans
were shot, says a correspondent from
Lucknow, India.
Two constables, returning from patrol duty, found three Pathans with
several camels, preparing to cross the
bridge of boats connecting the Now*
shorn cantonment with the North Bank
of the Kabul river. When questioned, they said they were going to Swat,
and had nothing except empty bags
and fodder for their camels.
The police asked to see the bags,
snd were then offered bribes, which
they refused. They insisted on the
search, and when they were joined
by a third constable a free fight ensued.
Two Pathans were shot and the
third surrendered.
Examination oi their packs showed
that they had ninety packages ol
Martini-Henry ammunition concealed
among the bogs.
Palace As a Club.
The old royal palace at Enfield,
which waa once the abpde of Edward
VI, and wos given by him to Queen
Elizobeth, has been opened as a Cen-
aervative club. The Tudor rose, the
royal monogram and the ancient coat-
of-arms are still conspicuous in the
mural decorations..
People ln this world are so much
alike that If yon find fault with one
you will hit a himdred. ��� Montreal
The Utilitarian Age.
The more picturesque the countrj
the more inevitable it appears to be
that Its beauty must be menaced and
ln most Instances, eventually much impaired by the erection of a hideous line
of telephone posts, with their relentless reminder that we live ln on age
In which the beautiful has constantly
to be sacrificed to the useful.
Explorer's Narrow Escape���Life With
the Pigmies.
A Friday adventure with his 13th
lion was, tlie superstitious will note,
one of the most exciting incidents in
Major Powell-Cotton's novel honeymoon.
The famous explorer haa just returned after 27 months of travel in
Africa. In 1905 he intended to return
to England to be married, but hesitated about breaking his journey, and
so his fiancee went out to East Africa,
where the Wedding took place. Since
then they have explored together the
land of the pigmies ol the Ituri Forest.
It was in October last, while on the
bank ol the Sassa river, near Lake
Albert Edward, that Major Powell-
Cotton had his most exciting adventure. A lion which he had wounded
sprang on him, digging its claws in
the major's back  and legs.
It tore its victim's coot to shreds,
and then attempted to tear open the
abdomen, but owing to a folded copy
of Punch which Major Powell-Cotton
had in his pocket, the brute's clawa
were unable to penetrate to the flesh.
Finally an Askori shot the lion dead.
It was then found that Major
Powell-Cotton had received 17
wounds. He, however, rode to tho
nearest Belgian camp, where he was
nursed back to health by Commandant Bastien.
This incident happened on a Friday, and it was the explorer's 13th
Among the Pigmies.
Speaking ol his experiences with
the pigmies. Major Powell-Cotton
"The excitement oi these little people when they first saw my wife waa
extraordinary, ior they had, ol course,
never previously beheld a white
woman. Perhaps the chiel source ol
wonder was her long hair, which, Ior
the special benefit oi the dwarfs, she
would let down, while they crowded
round our tent in speechless wonder.
"Occasionally when away I would
leave my wife alone. She had learned
a little of their language, and did
excellent medical work among them.
In my absence she took charge of the
caravan, and was always treated with
the greatest respect by the people."
On the conclusion of the work in
the forest the expedition proceeded
to Lake Albert Edward, where the
explorer visited a tribe of lake
dwellers, who spend their whole lives
on the water. Their houses are all
built on floating platforms, anchored
to long poles. The main floating village consists of 30 huts, while two
others comprise 10 and seven respectively.
"Some of these grass huts," Bays
Major Cotton, "were built round a
small square platform about 25 feet
by 10. This forms the common back
yard and practically the world of the
children. The people were healthy,
well fed, and good-looking. They
rarely marry outside their own community, for they say a land woman
would be useless and unhappy if
compelled to live on their lake villages."
Boers   Hate  Chinese.
The new Transvaal Ministry will
adopt no heroic measure with regard
to the repatriation of the Chinese
The Imperial Government will be
thoroughly disillusioned if it expects
the Boers to display any anxiety in
the direction of sending the Chinamen home.
General Botha, the new Premier,
nnd his colleagues do not love the
Asiatics, but they are wise enough to
approve their stay in the country bo
long as it is to the Boer interest.
The Boers are far more interested
in farming thon in gold mining, but
the Buccess of one depends on the
other. If the Chinamen were sent
away, the demand of the mines for
Kaffir labor would be so great that tlie
Boer farms would be depleted of their
If the Radical party knew how tho
average colonial in that country regards them, they would understand
why people say they prefer Boer rule
to being left to the erratic mercies of
Downing street under a Liberal dispensation.
The real cause of the distress that
prevails in Johannesburg among men
whose wealth ran well into six figures
only a few years ago is not far to
seek. There are many capitalists who
have retired to Europe, and have lent
money on mortgage of real estate at
7 or 8 per cent, through the medium
of the bankers.
Owners of property find it almost
impossible to pay mortgage interest,
and the mortgagees are foreclosing in
every direction. There are no buyers, and absentee lenders can become
owners of first-class properties at any
price Irom a third to a half ol what
they coat to, erect.
The Advance of Asia.
General Sir Ian Hamilton of the
British army wrote the evening after
one of the great battles which he had
witnessed between Russians and Japanese ln the recent war In Manchuria:
"To bed! Although it ls with reluctance that I prepare to lose my grip of
the exciting consciousness that I have
today seen the most stupendous spectacle that It ls possible for mortal
brain to conceive���Asia advancing, Europe falling back; the wall of v-iist and
the writing thereon." Then as to the
meaning of this retreat of Europe before advancing Asia: "The more I
think the more certain I am that it was
not strategy or tactics or armament or
information which won the battle of
Liaoyang for Oyama, but that it was
rather the souls of the Japanese
troops which triumphed over the lesj
developed, less awakened, less stimulated qualities of the Russians."
The Turkey Buzzard.
John P. Holland, the Inventor of the
submarine warship, said some very interesting things at a recent banquet
The element that occupies his attention ls not air, but water. He dreams
of a time when bis shark-like boats
will make war on the sea a thing of
the past Yet he also has hopes of air-
Ships. His advice to Professor Bell
was to forget about his kites and other
artificial devices and to study the turkey buzzard, which knows more about
flying than all the colleges on earth.
"The thing that beats you all," said
Mr. Holland, "is the humble turkey
buzzard. There ls an Incomprehensible
mystery which It ls for mighty man to
1 solve��� how that bird can soar, circle,
careen  and  sweep  over a  radius  of
' half a mile without an apparent movement of Its wings. Solve thnt mystery,
and man will conuugj the aie" * .^r*%i*JM ���
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Bank of cMontreal,
CAPITAL ALL PAID UP, $14,000,000.
REST, $11,000,000
President���Lo��d Bibathcoiu and Mount Kot.l.
Vice-President���Hon. Gxoaos A. Dbuxhohd.
General Manager�����. 8. Clodstok.
Branches In All The Principal Cities In Canada
��� A General Banking Business Transacted.
Slocan flMnlno IRevtew.
���Subscription fS.OO per annum, strictly
ln advance.   No pay, no paper.
Notices to Delinquent Owners - $12.00
"     for Crown Grants    -   -    7.BO
* "      " Purchaso ot Land   ���    7.60
"      " License to Cut Timber 6.00
All locals will be charged for at the rate
of 15c. per line each issuo.
Transient rates made known on application.   No room for Quacks.
Address all Communications and make
Cheques payable to
Editor and Publisher.
Sandon is livelier now than it has
been for several years. And why
���bouldn't it gradually gather in all the
Aid-timers and resume its old-time activity? We have the mines working at
our doors, and the success being attained
is bound to have a far-reaching effect.
The work on the Bambler-Cariboo has
demonstrated the continuity of tbe
reins and values at depth. The Last
Chance mine has fulfilled the expectations of the management in this respect
also, and in several instances during the
past few weeks where prospecting has
been done on low ground, the leads
bave been traced and the ore therein
found to be of greater richness than ore
jet much higher altitudes. We might
mention that J. M. Harris bas been
prospecting for several days below the
Keco, and 1,200 feet below the old workings he made a surface cut and located
the lead. Ore waa there which assayed
260 ozs. silver. The old lallacy that
the higher you get the greater the prospect of a find is -living way to a new
order of things. While we believe there
will be many thousand tons of ore yet
located and taken from the surface in
this district, we feel sure the more per-
manant phase of the local mining industry will be settled by prosecuting a
new method of prospecting. It is one
thing for a prospector to scratch around
Ior indications of mineral, but it iB another thing for him to assign a reason
for the occurrence of ores in certain
places. We may be mistaken but we
believe no man has yet been beard of
who has more logically explained the
local conditions than Dr. W. E.Gomm.
Upon him the eyes of the whole district
���re now turned with great interest.
From long study of the Slocan veins
and intrusive rocks he hss concluded
most reasonably that their continued
occurrence under various conditions are
not without a cause. He haa applied
himself to diagnose the cause, and with
what measure of success the world will
learn in these columns. Whether or
not Dr. Gomm succeeds in locating a
big ore body upon the ground he is now
prosecuting his researches upon, it ia
Immaterial to tlie main i-me. He has
demonstrated beyond cavil hia ability
to cut an hiiherto undiscovered lead at
a certain angle with mathematical precision, and it does not follow because
the ledge was barren at tbe points the
open cutB were made that bis theory is
���11 awry. From ourj own knowledge
we can aver that the ledge is not barren,
���nd we conscientiously believe the Ya-
Ya will be a big pioducer in the near
future. Already some very rich ore
lias been racked which may be seen by
any person who wishes to take a stroll
to the property. The doctor is driving
for a certain point, wbeie he hopes to
prove to his critics the soundness of bin
logic, and at the same time, which is
more material to him, uncover an ore
body that will place bim on easy stieet
for the rest of his life. We would at
thi* juncture say to one or two prospec*
ors wbo are eaten up with their own
importance and their antedeluvian
methods of searching for ore, that it
does not become them to knock, The
doctor has succeeded in a primary but
very important part of his program, and
it behoov��s every prospector to dolt his
hat to a man who can show them a new
Presbyterian services will be held in
the City Hall on Sunday next at 11 a.m..
also at 7.30 p.m. Subject in morning,
" Mystery of Pain" ; evening, "Conscience in Common Life." All heartily
invited.���W. M. Chalmers, Miniater.
On Wednesday next a garden party
will be held at tha Vicaiage grounds
New Denver. The grounds will be
beautifully illuminated by Colin J.
Campbell for the -occasion, and the
Simpkins orchestra has kindly offered
tlieir services. The party is being held
with tbe hopes of raising sufficient funds
to embellish the interior of the Anglican
Church. The work is being undertaken
by Ladies Aid.
Byron N. White came in from Spo*
kane, Tuesday.
To Michael Penrose, or to whomsoever
he may have transfsrred his iutere-t
in Ihe "Young Rambler" mineral
claim,    situated   near   McGiiigan,
located the Srd day of October, 1900,
recorded the 17th day of October,
180U, in the Slocan Mining Dirision
of West Kootenay District.
You are hereby notified that I have
expended .102.50.in labor and improvements on the above-mentioned mineral
claim, under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within 00 days from the
cate of tins notice you fail or refuse to
ontribute your proportion of the above-
mentioned sum, together with all costs
of advertising, your interest in the said
claim will become the property of the
undersigned,  under  section   4 of   tbe
Mineral Act Amendment Act, 1900.
Dated tt Sandon, this Srd   day   ol
April, 1907.
are necessities if you
wish to ward off any
disease:that threatens.
These can both be
secured by taking
which Is a simple
compound of Sarsap-
arilla and Oregon
Grape Root with Saline laxatives.
G-* ���  =0
Drug Store
New Denver
Just Arrived
We Will Sell at
Reduced Prices.
Also SUITS and PANT5
At Coat
Go to Wilson's for
Heavy Goods,
Flour,   Hay,   Oats,
Coal,   Vegetables,
l, Steel, etc.
Notice is horeby given that 00 days
aftor date I intend to apply to the
Hon. the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works at Victoria, B.C.,
for permission to purchase the
following described lands situated
on the west ahoro of Slocan lake about
,'._ mile in a southerly direction from
Mill creek. Commencing at a pout
marked A. O.'s S.K.corner poBt, tlience
20 chains west, tlience -It) cliains north,
tlience HO chains east, tliMice *I0 chains
south to place of commencement, containing 80 acres more or less.
Dated May Gth 11107.
Jy. 18 locator.
Zhc Slocan Ibotel
Gbree Jorhs,
Headquarters for Mining Men
when visiting this famous Silver-
Lead Mining Camp. Every
comfort foi the Traveling Public.
A Well-Stocked Bar aud Excellent Pool Table.
Hugh Niven, Proprietor
Certifleate of Improvements.
"Independence"     Mineral     Claim,
situate in  the Slocan   City  Mining
Divi'ion of West Kootenay district.
Wliero located:���On  Lemon C'eek
adjoining   tbe   Crusader    Mineral
Take notice that I, H. R.'Jorand, Fiee
Miner's Ceitificate No. B78,800 acting
for myself and as agent for W. J.   Shat-
ford Free Miner's Certificate No. B4.685,
intend,  60 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
tbe above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 87, must be commenced
before the issuanco of Such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated thia 2nd day of May, A.D. 1907
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to tbe Hon.
the Cnief Commissioner of LSnds and
Work* at Victoria, B. C. for permission
to purchase the following described
lands situate in We_t Kootenny Distric ;
Commencing at a post planted at tho
south-east corner of lot 7547 and marked
J. St, D, S.W. corner, Ihence north
along the e��8t line of lot 75*17 20 cbaini,
tlience east 30 chains, thence south 20
chains to the north-east corner ot lot
8127, thence following along the line of
lot8127, 20 chains to the pointof commencement aud containing 40 acres.
Dated at Slocan, B.C. April SOth, 1807.
Per D. St. Denis, Agent.
Notice is hereby given thnt 60 days
after dale I intend to apply to the Hon.
tbe Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described lands in West Kootenay District*. Commencing at a post
marked "H. Ringrose'a N.W. corner
post," said post being at N.E. corner of
Lot 7, Block 382, Group 1, West Kootenay District, thence south 40 chains,
thence oast 20 chains, thence noith 40
chains, thence west 20 chains to point
of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
Dated April 20th, 1907.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after dato I intend to apply to the Hon.
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works tor permission to purchase tbe
following described lands in West Kootenay District: Commencing at a post
marked "A. J. Watson's N.W. Corner
post," said post being at south-east
corner of lot 7 Block 382, Group I,
West Kootenay District, thence south
80 chains, thence east 20 chains, tlience
nortli 80 chains, thence West 20 chains
to point of commencement, containing
160 acres more or lees.
Dated April 20th, 1907.
7-4 A. J. WATSON
Silverton, _B.*S.
Recognised by the Travelling
Public, Miners and Mining
Men to be the Best Hotel in
the Slocan. The bar is stocked with the choicest quenchers.
1?. flD. Spencer -*��� prop
provincial Hsua^er
ant> Cbemiet
Sandon Assay Office
Ordinary Tariff:
Gold, Silver, Lead, Copper, Iron, Silica,
.1.00 each.
Silver with Copper or Lead, Mangansie,
Lime, tl.60 each.
Zinc,  Antimony,   Sulphnr,   Gold and
Silver, .3.00.
Gold, Silver, with Lead or Copper, Zinc
and Silver, $2.60.
Silver, Zlocand Lead  $8.00
Gold, Silver, Zinc, Lead and Iron, -.4.00
Special Rates (or Mine and Mill Work.
Examinations for the posit ion of Inspector* of Ste-m Boilers and Machinery, under the Steam Boilers Inspection
Act. 1901, will bs held e-t the Parliament
Buildings, Victoria commencing on
Mouday, June 24th, 1907. Application
and instruction forms can In had on
application to the undersigned, to whom
the former must be returned corrtctly
filled in not later than June 10th. Salaries, fllO and $116 per month.
Chief Inspector of Machinery,
New Westminster, 15. C.
To Rent
Several Residences at
Very Small Figure
p Two Whole Days oi PLEASURE and SPORT. |
Monday   and   Tuesday,   July   1   & 2
List of Events larger and more elaborate than ever.
Grand Parade ��� Children's
Sports���Lawn Tennis
Cricket���Pony Races
Firemen's Sports
Trap Shooting Tournament
Grand Street Parade of the
Voeckhel & Nolan Miristrel
Show with their own Brass
Wm. Irvine, Chairman
His Worship the Mayor, W.
Boat Races   Launch Races
Canoe Races
Concluding* with an elabor-
orate Pyrotechnic Display
and Illuminated Parade
The Nelson City Band will
be in attendance each day.
Excursions Rates from all
G. Iiorstead, Secretary
G. Gillett, Honorary Chalimaii
Zhc Sanfccm Ibotel.
���Robt. Cunning proprietor.
A Home from Home.      Fully equipped for High-Class
Trade.    Excellent Accommodation and
Splendid Cuisine Always.
Personal supervision given to the wants of Our Patrons.
(Bboiceet liquors. Mines ano Clears.
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Visitors to Sandon should not fail to test the
Excellent quality of the "shots" at this famous saloon.
Rooms. Tlie very choicest Liquors, Wines and Cigars
always ou hand.    ::    Au excellent Pool Table.
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Sprino ano
from Crown
aatlorino Co.
1 The Most Complete and varied assortment ever
in the Country.
1 In Worsteds, Tweeds, Cheviots, Serges, etc.
Complete fit and entire satisfaction guaranteed.
!! Gtrocerie$, Canned Goods and Provisions
Also complete Line of Gent's. Furnishings and Supplies.      T
W*. 3% toacfconaifcl
C*S*S5**��sspw >~'*���'>^r^r-"*=m'ne,'���:*���***^~-'
There Is no better bouse in the Kootensys for
tha Mining Man to make his Headquarters.
Visitors -will find an up-to-date style of doing
business, and the Barkeeps aro artists in their
The Finest Wine�� and Liquors and Choicest Brands of Cigars
McLeod & Walmsley   -   Props.
The Leading Hotel of the Silvery Slocan
The Reco     s
5andon, B. C.
Headquarters for (Dining ano Gravelling flDen
Meals First Class. Bar, The Best
IRooms Xarge, Clean an& Cos?.
*�� William Bennett *&
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. Cameron
The Kootenay Tailor
Put up ill Pint Pottles for Family aud Hotel Trad...
We guarantee its Strength and Purity.
"-UDB   BY   TUB
Sanbon flMnete' IHnioii Hospital
Open to the Public.
Rates by Bubscrlp'.ion $1.00 per monlh. Non-subscribers $2.00 par <lUm.
 Hospital Slaff	
C, E. ANDERSON. - -     WM. E. dOMM, M. D.
Address Comnutnicatlona To Tbe Secretary.
St. James' Hotel
New Denver. B.C.
Visitors to Now Denver, tbe beauty spot
of tbe Continent, will find tins hotel
to ba thoroughly equipped for
for the comfort of Tourists.
Well stocked Bar.
Eicellent boating. Grand  scenery.
New Denver.
RATES $3 to 3.50 A DAY.
Special attention given to Mining Trade.
Pplnndid Scenery, Fishing, Boating, etc.
n mai
No matter what bis os-
ciipntion, may save
mon#y by getting hia
Sines Mado' to Order.
For a Mining Shoe
th*r- Is nothing better
than tilt* famous IiAt.
with a good, solid,
hand made bottom	
These shoes can only be got by
lairing your older with
St Louis .82.75    Chicago  $��B.7
Torono   $81.25    Ottawa     85.3**.
Montreal $8(1,75    St .1 dins $06..6
Tickets on Sale
July 3, 4, 5.        August 8, 9, 10.
September 11, 12, 18.
Corresponding reductions from
all Kont-nav points. Tickets
available fir lake route including
meals nnd norths on Ink* steamers.
Through no'c.. qtioti d io any sta-
li n Outaiiu Quel ec or Maritime
rovinci s on application.
Shoemaker - Sandon
B. m. TOibbowson
Gold, Silver,O'PPsrorL-ml, each,$1 GO
Gold-Silver.,II 00 8 Iver-L-a<J.,$1 50
Zinc. .$2 00 Sold Silver with Copper oi
Lead.. 5.50.
Prompt attention given to all samples,
So per cent, discount iipoll live samples.
P.O. Drawer, 11C8 Phono A87
THUS Well Known
W Hotel has lately
been purchased by the
above, and he promises
patrons personal attention to make their stay
with him a pleasant
one. Everything strictly First-Class.
I Silverton + 3.(
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Sixty dnys af cr tliite I intend to
apply io tl c Hon. Chief ('oiuiuisi-ioner
nf Lands nnd Works at Vic'orU, B.C.,
for pi'iiiiis-io.i to purchase tho following
I cl sc-ibed lands, sltuato in \Ve.t Koiten*
| :*v 1) strict : Comnirncin** ai a post on
the no* tli Bide of ri/bt of way of N. _���* S.
Railway, tlience 23 258 chains north
along west b miidavv i f lot 7034, thei ce
enst. a'ong norlh b nn lury of lot 7684
20 cliains, iheme north ~0 chain*,
thence wi st 20 chains mure or h si to S.E.
cornel1 of lot 7517, lbe:.cc aloni* Boutli
boiindaiy of lot 7547 10 clmins moie or
laps, lliunce north 20 chtini, thence
w. et SO chains, thence north 20 cliains
thenco west .10 clmins more or li*s* to
ICusl si 'o of ligbtof nay ���������__.. A S.
Railway, tbeuca alons F.iiBt boundary ot
*���*.'. i'i S. ttailivftv l'Lht of way to a po'nt
10 chaii'S dim h. thrive west 28.04
'hnii s, thence south 20 eha'na. thenc**
cast 10 chains. U en*.*.* s .nth 10 clmins,
thence oust 20.8M chains to intersect
with X. & S Hallway lijjht of way,
thence, southerly iilnnjj; enst (Ida of
N.,<"t 8.  Rail"" ay  right nf \v .y to -j-blol
i of c iniinonconiont, and on*ai.dng*i0".T8
I act'* a no is ol* h'.-s
Located March 231(5, 1007.
Je 27 Per D. S*. Denis, agent.
���l'liilhuU" mineral cl .im, ��it*iat*ln tba
Slocan Ciiy Mining D.vi-'on  of West
Kootenav District.   Wl.ero located I���
Ahoin 2,000 feet   in a  westerly direction from Howard Fraction, nbout one
inilennriholNor.il   l*\,rk   of  Lemon
Tako notice that T, Ilenii Robott Jorum!, l-'ree Miivis Certilicat* No. 1(78,800,
ns ti(*ont for Anna PergiiBon,   Executrix
nf tlie List Will and   te*'��mrrit ef   Vt il-
llatn  Heii'v  Fcrniison   dec ascd, Free
Minus Certificate No, l'.-171'.i, intend, 60
days from the date bcrro', to apply to
the Mining Recordei* for a certificate of
Improvements for tlie purpose ol obtaining a Crown ('rant of the   above claim.
And further take notice, that  action
under section  87, min*t  be commence*]
bef rr the isimnco ol" cucli Certificate of
Dated I his 25th day of Ap��il, A.D.1Q0T.
Je37 II. li. JOIUND,


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