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Slocan Mining Review 1908-01-02

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e^ry,/-.   ....
De-voted to Advertising the
Mineral Resources and Large
Fruit growing Area in the
fertile Slocan Valley.
PrinteQ in New Ifenver, the
Beauty Spot of the Continent
and the Hub of theViehest
Silver-Lead District oil Earth.
EDITORIAL. "cache"  biiasell   nway  in
Let there ha Light I I tenanted shael.,  * . which a
We    have  concluded,   after   raatura. will  rack  the solacing  bottle for him.
thought and deliberation, that it is cur
duty to the citizens generally to take.
a strong etand against iho abomination
of desolation, misnamed electric lights,
being inflicted upon the community by
the company owning the New Denver
Electric Light plain.
We have  waited, in common with all
other users of the system, for an ollicial
���statement bearing upon  any unforeseen
accident by which the electrical machinery waa perhaps temporarily disabled,
or   some   explanation   given   why  the
plant i�� not working, or some assurance
that'.within  a specified time the lights
would again  be  switched on, and that
when   they   do   appear   they   will   be
more  voluminous   than   the   wretched
misnomers we hnve suffered during ill
vinter   thus   far.     But wo are, mcta-
horieally mid literally, in tho dark.
True ft notice bas been tacked on to a
-lephuiie  polo   near tho  Bank, to the
ffeet   that   until  the frost lat up no
���;hts would appear,   and  although it
bore the name of one of the company's
officials, it. is so indefinite that a',(eeling
of profound indignation is manifest.
Tlie  company will have to  speedily
eal-ze that this style of doing business
not orthodox and the long-suffering
crs will not stand fjr it.    We suppose
that, as in any other line of business,
���e consumer is the whole " it " with a
P".*apital 1 when it comes to a
The  company must  not imagine that
ecaiise  they   have   secured  a  charter
hat such charter is unconditional.   Far
from it.    But tho  public will five   and
take ami mnku  allowances  for unforeseen   accidents   and   allo.r   reasonable
time   for   the  necessary repairs  to be
doue, but  when no effort is being mado
to keep tlie plant in good working order,
(hen the public should interest Itself in
the  terms   of the  charter  and compel
the company to  follow  it more lo tlie
niter, nnd   thftt   failing,   to ..wrest tho
charter from them .
We have  received   several communications from prominent citizefia relating
to this   matter, but our letterB if they
appeared in  Ihose columns   would  be
.'over pen names, and for this reason we
iav. decided not publish them.    Their
.ppearance  would   only   engender   Hiding,   and  that   we wish  to  avoid.
s is a genuine general grievance, and
personal   animosity   or  inuendo  is
ended to be conveyed in this'article.
Vt rely upon the good judgment of the
jiirticis concerned  to  discern  that our
nlSnion   ��nd: aim  here is to seoure the
greatest, good for the greater many, and
Whether we sink or swim we.  will  stay;
by tha; prineip.e at  the  iis';*; of being
misunderstood   by   thoee  immediately
concernedj_in any matter wemay[take
up at any future date.
H -ar Both Side*.
Ami now wo  lift our  pen to tackle a
subject that has agitated the local public, considerably of late.     We  allude to
the correspondence or, and con which
has been written to the press regarding
tho " Slocan License Dislrict."  First of
all we  wish  it to  be distinctly understood that we are in ns good a position
to form an unbiassed opinion upon tbis
subject as. anyone  else���nnd  some will
perhaps    say better���but    thnt   is   en
passant, ami  written   in   no spirit of
egotism.    It ia our lot to be on friendly
���usiness [terms with all  sorts and co.i-
itions   of   men,  and   in   this   instance
itli J,tlif accusers   and accused, so  we
* time enabled te  feel the pulse, as it
;, of all  parties on both sides of the
.uo  man who recently died in a Sil-
verton_hntel was  admittedly at times a
Ird   drinker.     Home   men   will   lind
|ys and means  of procuring liquor to
tietc their olttimes inherited  thirst,
fen to stealing ii, and we can honestly
li  conscientiously   fay  we  have seen
ch characters  turned  away from tbe
Urs   of   all the  Silverton hotel**, even
kmgli they  had  tho   necessary price.
|t  what  happens   then 7    Those who
fcw   anything of the dreadful iiquor
|s* will   ogiee  with  us  that whisky
le.edfd by a poor wretch  during  his
Iring off stage. Cut off sueh a man's
pply suddenly, and  in nine cases out
ften you will have a raving delilious
(inatic on your hands.    We cannot be-
teve it of any man that lie is trying to
Brink himself to death ; on the contrary,
^lias been, noted that such men are
,'anxious to tap*? off when   too near
danger /.one,    and ho  will   often
Thus it goes on. Not in a fit condition -try often to regulate his needed
periodical "'jolts," they ure taken fast
and furious until the last dregs have
vanished. If he has money he gets
more packed to him ; if not, he crawls a
pitiful object to the saloons ami hovers
around the door to beg orlstcal a drink,
It is a loathsome picture, but it is justified in that lhe subject may be better
With no home ties, affections, or
elevating influences around hiin, he is
to Mrs. (Irunny a social pariah, aud is
ostracized from society. N,o kind words
are uttered to bim by those whose mission it Bhould bo to do bo, for fear .*
what Mrs. Grundy might say if lie or
she were seen hobnobbing with a person
of questionable habits. They are too
apt to pans by on the other side with a
horrified look on their faces and words
of unjust criticism on their lips directed
against tho proprietor of the house at
which tlie poor wntch is neaiest to at
that moment. It does not come within
Mrs. Grundy's range to ascertain how
and where heJ_obtai:>ed the liquor. It
haa never occurred to Ihein that a
drunken man is us much a hindrance to
a hotel man running a half decent
housefas ho would be to any other kind
of business man, but yet .it often happens that, for fear of what Mrs. Grundy
might say the poor devil is brought ill
from the street to the hotel and allowed
to sleep off a little of the effect of his
We have in mind a case, by citing
which, we.hope to better illustrate our
meaning, and nil the circumstances
came under our own personal observation. Some six months ago there came
to a cet tain town a man badly under tho
inlluence. Nobody know him. He was
just the Man from Nowhere. He was
penniless, but for s nimth he remained
n town always in a la sotted condition.
J*, is certain ihat, no hotel man wai
giving him whisky, and lots of it, for
nothing. When after nil efforts had
failed to induce this worthless fellow to
go to work, he wub told to " hit the
grit," which ho did after a jyhile. Six
weeks later we visited another town,
and there we again encountered the
man, still broke, itill drunk. To all it
was a mystery where he got the liquor,
Tho proprietor told us in confidence he
w��s getting alarmed for the man. For
a month, lie still, the man had hud
around, "eating barely enough to keep
body and foul of an infant together.
He c-jncluded, perhaps rightly, that the
man regularly ,stole a bottle of liquor
every mnrnins from oue of tbe bars in
the town fcWentnally he went as he
came, qnietly, and without ft " By your
A month later we met. the Man from
Nowhere again, and tbe old story was
again unfolded lo us by a hotel
mau in anew town. Three davs later we
encountered him again in yet another
part cf the district, but this time, the
man appeared to bu almost in extremis.
We felt it incumbent upon us to communicate our knowledge of the man to
the proprietor. The bartender was for
telling the mau to instantly " git," but
wu admit the remarks and subsequent
action of tho landlord knocked us somewhat of a heap.
" Look bore," he said, " that prior
devil nfods attention, nnd quick too.
I know if he dies in this house I will bo
blamed for it; but what am I to do ?
We have no doctor or hospital, ami the
man is broke. I can't kick him out
into the street to die like a -log! " And
with Ihat lie took the man to bed and
put him under the sole charge of* tv
trustworthy fellow. He next wrote
out a notice, which ho posted In the bar,
calling fur thc co-operation of hia patrons in his endeavor to prevent"
thp indiscriminate supply ol liquor to
tho sick man. The,' man is now alive
and well.
But. liarking'back to the circumstances
attending the case at Silverton, it
ought to be known tl\at the man suffered greatly from kidney trouble and a
derangement of the bladder, and when
under tho inlluence of strong drink his
weakness was very pronounced. It can
be Imagined that under such conditions
ho was not a very desirable boarder,
and after having some words *y**rarding
the matter with one hotel proprietor, lie
was refu'sed further admissiou to lhe
hotel until he s DOl'Ou np,
Slocan Xake Jrmt Hanoe*
It was after this that he changed his
location, and the proprietor of the
Windsor took him in, his wad liy this
time being at, the vanishing point.
By reason of Iuh affliction a room was
prepared for him at the top of the building. He slaved around all day and
later complained of excrnliat irg -gains
in his head. Getting worse, he was
put to bed and the proprietor himself
journeyed to New Denver for the doctor,
but the man expired before medical assistance, could arrive.
The Coroner was summoned, and after
an exanilnarion of the remains an inquest was deemed unnecessary. It wns
palpable that kidney and bladder trouble
contributed largely to the man's demise,
add to which the bursting of a blood
vessel or an hemorrhage occurring In
the man's head a few minut'es beiore
life became extinct, Blood (lowed
copiously from the ears, nose and mouth.
These harrowing details would never
hnvo been dragged from us but for the
fact that indi*.criminate writings have
left a stigma upon one whom investigation proves tho conveyed hints and
accusations are unwarranted.
Of course there are two sides to a
picture. The accusers learn of the
man's death in the hotel and at once
put their own construction upon it.
It was hardly fair, though, to rui-h into
print without being acquainted with the
fact, and the ultima tluilo is reached if
to forward a temperance propaganda a
scapegoat has to be made of any man.
It is not fair to Infer that Silverton ia a
harder drinking camp than any other
our experience of western mining camps
forces from us a different conclusion.
Let usfcy all means battle with the excessive drinking curse, but let us proceed to do thia in a manner that will
meet with approval, and our tactics be
such as will_redound to our credit.
For Full Information write
Imperial Bank Block .:   NELSON, B.C.
JBi'T-bgce, .Slahemore ���� Cameron.
So Fertile
MACRiiii). -At Sl.icin City, oil Tu'pgdi
Mist intt., .M.iic.iiiii Mt ..* nzi of Silverton, [I.C.,'to Miss Situ Tipping,
Slocan t'Uv.
Wi). Jeffery has returned from Spokane���alone rumor to thf contrary not*
Pat Gallagher was over from Rosebery on the '���'���.-' renewing old acquaintances.
It is expected that a number of. residents of Three Forks will be down to
witness the children*, performance Saturday.
��� Lost.* -A pocket book. The Under
will hear of the loser at the Review
At the meeting of those interested
in the scheme of forming a library in
town, it wns agreed that the idea, of
forming a Reading Renin in connection
with the library be dropped meanwhile,
and tleut effort be confined to securing
a regular supply of reading material.
Tne subscription was lixed at one dollar
entrance fee and 'iii cents monthly. To
arrange for selection, purchase and dis-
tiihutian of hooka the following committee wero appointed! Dr. Brouse,
Mr. C. F. Nelson, Mr. A. St, Clair
Brindl'e (librarian), Sirs. Harris, and
Mrs. Rankine (sec.-treat.),
Those who have Indicated their willingness to join aro re,.nested to send to
Mrs. Rankine as soon as possible a list
of six books which they would suggest
being bought. From'the lists so ob*
allied, the first selection .hall he
made. Anv in town who possess
books which they care to lend to members would oblige by sending the names
of such hooks to Mrs. VUnkine. A list
of such books and the names of those
willing to lend tliem would be kept
witli the library.
It is hoped thnt many in town will
yet join the library, that as good a collection of bonks ns pos'.hle may be obtained. As there will be practically no
expense beyond the providing of a bookcase nearly tho entiro subscription will
he devoted to the purchase of books.
Intending subscribers aro asked to send
their names to Mrs. Rankine.
joy their visit  to the  Lucerne
XX. .1.   Parham has  heen appointed a | again hoys, we want more.
Justice, of tlie  Peace   in and for  the
A choral service will be held at St.
Stephen's church on Sunday evening at
Entertainment Put dp By
Tliem New Years' Eve
Was a CrQck-a-jack.
'Tis not in mortals to command Snc-
cess, wrote the bard, nor is it possible
for an aggregation of amateur Thespians
to gain genuine applause when their
performance  is given before a strange
audience and amid unfamiliar surroundings, unless thev deserve it.    Fol-
"Over ihe river,  Charlie" is no   relation to "Over the garden   wall, Willie."
A friendly correspondent reminds
tnnt it takes two things to make a sue-
I,lCENSE_TO   AN   EXTRA-PROVIN-  cessful   newspaper,    one  of    which   is
Specific grayity, and' tin: other specific
lent v.
"Companies Act, 1807."
Seasonable linen for end of year 1907
by Rev. E. Baynes.
Be not Bwift to take offence.;
Let it pass!
Anger is a foe to sense;
Let it pass!
Brood not darkly o'er a wrong   '
Which will disappear ere long;
Rather sing this cheery song:
Let it pass I Let it pass !
Strife corrodes tlie purest mind ;
Let i t pass I
Ab tho unregarded wind
Let it pass I
Any vulgar souls that live
May condemn without reprieve';
'Tis the noble to forgive.
Let it pass I Let it pass I
Echo not an angry word;
Let it pass I
Think how often you have cried;
Let it pass!
Since our joys must pass away
Like the dew-drops on the spray,
Wherefore should our sorrows stay?
/ Let it pass! Let it pass!
If for good you've taken ill;
Let it pass!
0, be kind nnd gentle still;
Let it pass!
Time nt last makes all things straight;
Let us not rea.-nt, but wait,
And our triumph shall he great;
Let it pats! Let it pass!
Bid your anger to depart;
Let it pass!
Lay those homely words to heart:
Let it pass!
Follow not tlie angry throng;
Bettor to he wronged than wrong;
Therefore sing  thiB-cheery song:
Let it pass! Let it pass!
When the beat pulled out on Wednesday morning, a large crowd of citizens
were on the wharf to see the lastof the
jolly crowd from Nakusp who took the
town by storm the previous night.
"Auld Lang Syne" and "Jolly Good
Fellows" were sting by both crowds on
deck and shore, ami the waving of hats
and handkerchiefs as the   boat left   her
oorings reminded us very forcibly of
lhe time when we left Princes dock,
Liverpool, to make *,*, fortune in tbis
"blawsled Aiuiitry,"
Just, before going to press wo noticed
a bulletin on a telephone pole, which
states that the new belt for the electric
light plant is expected daily, it, having
been shippud from Vancouver the .end
of last month.    Good !
Calumny would soon starve and die of
itself, if nobody took it in and gave it a
Discretion of speech ii moro than eloquence. Give every man thine ear
but few thv voice.
The highest exercise of charity is
chanty toward the uncharitable.
Man's inhumanity to man makes
countless thousands mourn.
He is master ot life who enn Binile iu-
stead of writhe under ignominy.
Slocan Land District���District of
West Kootenay,
Take notice that Martha Ann Smith
of New Denver, B.C., married woman,
intends lo apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted on the
north boundary of timber lease 4.5,
near the Nakusp and Slocan Ry., Martha Ann Smith S.E. Corner planted on
the north boundary of timber lease 4!i.
and at the south west corner of timber
limit which was numbered KG7!S, thence
nortli (10 chains, thence west, 10 chains
more or less to the east boundary of
Bertha Wtagge application to purchase
thenco south no chains to the north
boundary of timber lease 4S5, thence
East. 10 chains more or less to the plnce
of commencement and containing 00
acres more or less.
Decern, er flth, '007,
J. B. Smith, agent.
Respect a  man   who can prove him
' *s^r^rSU  "elf superior to piejuoi;e.
Percy  Johnston and his bride have     Wlmt a gay lot of young buolu  thou
returned from the coast and taken up  Nakusp boys are, and how they did  en-! lowing on their recent successful entcr-
residence at Sandon. ..... >    , , .        ,*.,.,
lainment   in     their    I io   town,   tho
Nakusp Dramatic Society made ai rangc-
menta to repeat the performance at tho
Bosun Hull, New Deuvdr, on New
Years' Eve, and the townspeople, it
must bo written, turned out in strung
force*to sample their entertaining proclivities and were well repaid for doing
so. Visitors were there, too, from Sil-
tori and Three Forks, and a lerge contingent of supporters followed tho
trflupe from Nakusp headed by Tummy
Abriol and Lisle MeDougald.
Of the performance we cannot speak
too highly. Every performer is nu
artist and the combination is excellent
enough to tour the provinces right now.
Directly'lhe opening
was perceived that good music wns a
feature of their repertoire, and the
audience were appreciative nnd unstinting With.their applause. To that prim* ���.
of " colored business," Jou Melrose, belongs the credit of coaching tho tyros,
and we believe we inn snfe in  writing
Canada, )
Province of British Columbia, j"
No 420.
This is to certify that "The Wostmont
Silver Mining Company Limited" is
authorised and licensed to carry on
business within the province of British
Columbia, and to earry out or effect
all or nny of the objects of the Company
to which tho legislative authority of the
Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The bend ollice of the Company is
situate at tlie City of Toronto, Province
ol Ontario.
The amount of the capital nf the company is sixty thousand dolling, divided
Into sixty thousand shares of ono dollar
The head office of the campany in
this province is situate at Slocan City,
and II,R. Jorand, Barrister at law,
whore address it Slocnn City aforesaid,
is Hie attorney for the Company.
Given under my haul and seal of of-
There ia no more dangerous combination than a loose tongue and gross ignorance.
���At the pressing request of many citizens, Mr. Rankine has been prevailed
upon to present the children's grand
operetta, "The Four Leaved diver,"
on Saturday evening next. Needless to
say the hall will he packed.
Win. Davidson, A. Shilland and P.
W. Johnston are attending the convention ol the W. F. of M. at Greenwood
this week.
"Our Fruit Growers' Column " was
owing  to the  late arrival ot some important legal advertising.
The  many friends  of Mr*.  Matheson
will be pleased to learn that sho is now
has been established and licensed are
(a.) To acquire, own, louse, prospect
for, open, explore, develop, work,
improve, lhaintain, and manage
mines and mineral lands and deposits, and to dig {or, raise, crush, wash,
smelt, assay, analyse, reduce, amalgamate, pipe, convey, and otherwise treat
ores, metals or minerals whether belonging io thu company or not, and to
re%der the same merchantable, and to
sell__f otherwise dispose of the same or
any part thereof or interest therein, and
(h.) 'lo take, acquire and hold as
consideration for ores, metals or min-
erais sold or otherwise disposed of, or
for goods supplied or for work done by
contract or otherwise, shares, debentures or other seTcurities  of  or in any
unavoidably  crowded    out   this   week i that he  is the funniest  " guy "   ever
seen on this stage. He is also an excellent step dancer, and his twinkling
feet nre ca'pable of some original antics.
Tho corner men were good in the fullest
application of the word. The gng*B
wero not moss-coated stunts that made
you sigh for somebody's funeral, but
good original qUips that mado the
audience roar. Ther local hits wero
very funny. Strange how tliey naught
on with some of our weaknesses so
quickly. The choruses wore the beat
feature of the program���they were excellent. The quartettes wero a treat,
and every individual number was encored. Mr. It. Clarke's baritone solos
were a decided hit, ho being a great
favorite, Mr. F. Swires is the possessor
of a thin tenor voice of great sweetness,
ami his solo brought down the house.
Mr.   F.  Routley  has a tenor  voice of
lice at   Victoria,  province of   British |on t**e *--*S** road to recovery.     She has
Columbia, this twentv-third   day of Da-j heen moved to her private residence.
eember, ono tlioiisainkiiine hundred and      ti,,,..., ,���.   ,  ��     *       i    i   ,i ��� ,
there came  to  our desk this week a
seven. I   .
S. Y. WOOTTON nicely gotten up  little   magazine  from I
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies   the Kaslo High School, the work of the
The  objects   Mr whicl   this   compuny   youngsters.       They    have   a  complete
plant, and  the  first  publication   to be
issued by theii) does them credit.      We
wish " The Selkirk " every success.
A crowd left, for Silverton in sleighs
last night to attend a grand ball given
in honor of .Messrs. Cleverly and Taylor,
thc former is going to the old country
and the latter Is going to work. A very
jolly time is reported.
A large number of men were laid off
at the Vancouver mi no this week, but
this is expected to be but temporary, as ���.   ,���,.  ,.,������        ,  ,,
, .   '   . ' ,       greater   range and  his   two songs   are
the   mine   is   reported   to   bo   looking
other company  having objects similar | hands and sang"Auld Lahg Syne "   in
in whole or in part to those of the company   hereby   incorporated aud  to  sell
and otherwise dispose of tlie sume.
now being hummed on our streets.
Messrs.   Melrose, Abbie,  Bulger and
Williams, the corner men, are deserving
of special commendation.    They  had
their  funny business  down   pat witli
the Bosun Hall nt midnight while  thei tho interlocutor, R. If. Baird, who was
belter than ever. The low price of
silver and lea.l is said to be responsible
foi: the reduction in tho force.
A  hundred  ladies nnd  gents joined
Old Year was passing. The girls looked particularly happy, brought on in
i reflecting that Leap Year had begun
and they were again given a show to
" pop."
Kaslo Land District���District of
West. Kootenay.
Take notice that George Henderson,
of Sloc.ui, B.C., rancher, intends to apply for a Bpecinl timber license over
tho following described lands: Commencing at a post planted on Goat
creek about 2 miles easterly* from the
N.E. corner of Lot, 7161, thence east 120
chains, tbence soutli SO chains, tlience
west 40 chains thence ninth 40 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence north 40
ohains to the point of commencement,
and containing 640   acres more or   Icsb.
November 19, 1007.
Slocan Land District���District of
West Kootenuy.
Take notice that James Mc Vicar, of
Slocan Citv, miner, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following
described lands: Commencing at a
pout planted 400 feet from N.E. corner
of lot 869, H. D. Curtis owner, claiming
9'ohains east, thence .80 chains south
thence 4 chainB west, thence 80 chains
nortli lo pointof commencment.
James McYicar, agent,
John Wafer, locator.
December ,, 1907.
Five  feet of ore is
Slocan Land  District���District of
West Kootenay.
Take notice that Roy Black, of New
Denver, miner, intends to apply for permission lo purchase the following described land. Commencing at a post
planted on the shore of Slocan lake one
mile north of New Denver at the west
boundary of the Molly  Hughes group uf] of the minstrels  at  the show  the other
a tower of strength and is evidently an
old " stager." The troupe are^fortnnate
in having so accomplished a pianist as
Harry JRuahton, life being quite a
reported  to have  cal*<*bl��  performer,     The  farces  were
been recently uncovered  at, the Slocan well  presented   and   dieted   roars   ut
Sovereign by Geo. F. Ransom and Geo*. '
Welnant, tho lessees.
What did they mean, anyhow?   One
mineral claims; tlience northerly "0
chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
south L'O chains, thence oast along the
shore of Slocan lake to point of commencement and containing 40 acres more
or lesB.
December 16, 1907
Slocan  Land Distiict���District of
West Kootenay
Take notice that Henry Allen McMillan/of Nelson B.C., occupation rancher,
intends to apply for permission to purchase, the following described lands.
Commencing at a post on the S.W., lot 7868, thence north 40
chains, thence west 20 chains, thence
South 40 chains, thence east 20 chains,
to point of commencement, containing
SO acres.
Nov. 28th. 1907,
Slocan Land District���District of
Weet Kootenay.
Take notice that Clare Lilian Drewry,
of Nelson, B.C. intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands: Commencing at a.
post planted at the S.W. cornerof lot
8852, thence south 20 chains, thence
east 40 chains! thence north 20 chains
tlience west 20 chains, containing -S
Nov. 28th, 1907.
Il was voted by all a great success
and at the same time a Surprise, as no
one Bad anticipated it, within tlie'
night sang a song entitled " Never," possibilities of our sister town. When
and the la'st verse went something like I next the Nakusp Dramatic Club feel
this: like  spreading   itself    it    will   get   a
" We came to  spend  some hours with | bumper house at the Lucerne.
you, and have a little lark, At thu conclusion of tueentertainment
But  when we got  here,   sad to think,   ���.,,<, company   ���,,.,,.   a  most enjoyable
vuu're opera house is**dark: , , . , ,   .      ,   *
,���   , .,    ,. , ,   , .  .,   J dance, to which a large crowd stayed.
\\ e learn the lights have gone on strike
till frost is no more felt,
The question's oue, I'd like to know-
When will they mend that Belt ?
And then the other minstrels chipped
in with a roar this chorus :
" Ne-e-c-vcr !   Ne-e-e-vor !
That  dam   of theirs will be froze up
for K-e-ver!
Ne-s-e-verf   Ne-o-e-ver!
They'll  patch   that  bolt   with   gunny-
sacks for E-e-o-ver."
(Tremendous applause.)
A meeting of   the stockholders of  the
Star Mining and Milling Co., Ltd., Lty.,
will be held at the office of tho Company
at Sandon, B.C.,  on  the third day of
February, I90H, at 10. o'clock, a.m. for
the purpose of electing n  board of Directors for the ensiyng year and transacting other business.     ��� ' . '
,). M. HARRIS,
���   *                                  President.
Saudon. B.C., ber 30,1937 .*���'
A CBmraicaiion.
To the Editor of the Review.
Sir.���Will you allow me through
your columns to express the* thanks of
my wife and myself to all who so kindly assisted in making the operetta .1
Buecess, a success Impossible but for
the*generous aid so freely given, also to
the "Many New Denver Friends" for
the very substantial accompaniment to
their wishes for Christinas?
I also beg to   thank you,   sir, for  tho
notices   anticipatory and   appreciative
which you gave of the performance.
1 am, Sir,
Yours, ete.i,
New Denver, It. C,
Jan  2nd, 1908.
Duncan and Mrs. Grant were visitors
from -silvcVto'i, Tuesday. THE  SLOCA-N MINING REVIEW,  SANDON,  B.  C.
��� ��� ���
Author of "Dora Deane/' "The English Orphans/'
"Lena Rivers," "The Rector of St. Mark's,"
"Tempest and Sunshine," Etc
Had it not been for the presence of
Dr. Holbrook, who accepting Guy's
invitation to tea, rode back with him
to Aikenside, Mra. Agnes woukf have
gone off into a passion when told that
Jessie had been "exposed to fever
and mercy knows what."
"There's no telling what one will
catch among the very poor/' she said
to Dr. Holbrook, as she clasped and
unclasped the heavy gold bracelets
flashing on her whit^,  round arm.
"I'll be answerable for any disease
Jessie caught at Mr. Markham's,"
the doctor  replied.
"At Mr. Who's? Whnt did you call
him?" Agnes asked, the bright color
on her cheek fading as the doctor replied :        ^-
"Markham���an old man who lives
in Honedale. You never knew him,
of  course."
Involuntarily Agnes glanced at Guy,
in whose eye there was, as she fancied, a peculiar expression. Could
it be he knew the secret she guarded
so carefully? Impossible, she said to
herself; but still the white fingers
trembled as she handled the china
and silver, and for once she was glad
when the doctor took his leave, and
she was alone with Jessje.
"What was that girl's name?" Bhe
asked, "the one you went to see?"
"Maddy, mother���Madeline Clyde.
She'B so pretty. I'm going'to see her
again.    May I?"
Agnes did not reply directly, but
continued to question the child with
regard to the cottage which Jessie
thought so funny, slanting away back,
she said, so that the roof on one side
almost touched the ground. The window panes, too, were so very, tiny,
and the room where Maddy lay sick
was small and low.
"Yes, yes, I know," Agnes said at
last, impatiently, weary of hearing of
the cottage whose humble exterior
and interior she knew so much better than Jessie herself.
But this was not to be divulged;
for surely the haughty Agnes Remington, who, in*. Boston, aspired to
lead in society into which, as the
wife of Dr. Remington, she had been
admitted, and who, in Aikenside, was-
looked upon with envy, could have
nothing in common with the red cottage or its inmates. So when Jessie
asked again if she could not visit
Maddy on the morrow, she answered
decidedly: "No. daur'iter, no. I do
not wish you to associate with such
people," and when Jessie insisted on
knowing why she must not associate
with sueh people ns Maddy Clyde,
the answer was: "Because you are a
Remington," and as if this of itself
were an unanswerable objection,
Agnes sent her child from her, refusing to talk longer on a subject so disagreeable to her and so suggestive
of the past. It was all in vain that
Jessie, and even Guy himself, tried
to revoke the decision. Jessie should
not be permitted to come in contact
with that kind of people, she said,
or incur the risk of catching that
dreadful   fever.
So day after day, while life and
health were slowly throbbing through
her veins. Maddy waited and longed
for the little girl whose one visit to
her sick room sc-med so much like a
dream. From hor grandfather she
had heard the good news of Guy Remington's generosity, and that, quite
as much as Br. Holbrook's medicines,
helped to bring the color back to the
pallid cheek and tlie brightness to
her eyes.
She was asleep the first time the
doctor came after the occasion of Jessie's visit, and as sleep, he said,
would do her more good than anything he might prescribe, he did not
awaken her; but for a long time, as
it seemed to Grandma Markham.
who stood very little in awe of the
Boston doctor, he watched her as she
slept, now clasping the blue-veined
wrist as he felt for the pulse, and
now wiping from her forehead the
drops of swent, or pushing back her
soft, damp hair. It would be three
days before he could Fee her again,
for a stek father in Cambridge needed
his attention, and after numerous directions as to the administering of
sundry powders and pills, he left her,
feeling that the next three days would
be long ones t*. him. Dr. Holbrooli
did not stop to analyze the nature of
his interest in Madily Clyde���an interest so different from any he hud
ever felt before for his patients; and
even if he had sought to solve the
riddle, he would hnve said that the
knowing how he had wronged her was
the sole cause of his thinking far
more of her and of her case than of
the thirty other patients on his list.
Dr. Holbrook was a handsome man,
a- thorough scholar, nnd a most skillful physician; but ladies who expected from him those little polite attentions which the sex value so highly,
generally expected in vain, for he was
no ladies' man, and his language and
manners were oftentimes abrupt, even
when both were prompted by the utmost kindness of heart. In his organization, too, there was not a quick
perception of what would be exactly
appropriate, and so, when, at last,
he was about starting to visit Maddy
again, he puzzled his brains until
they fairly ached with wondering
what he could do to give her a pleasant surprise nnd sho*v that he was
not as formidable a personage as her
past experience might lead her to
"If I could only take her something," he said, glancing ruefully
around his office. "_>low, if she were
JeBsie, nuts and raisins might answer���but she must not eat such
trash as that," and he Bet himself to
think again, just as Guy Remington
rode up, bearing in his hand a most
exquisite bouquet, whose fragrance
filled the niedicine-odored office at
once, and whose beauty elicited an
exclamation of delight even from the
matter-of-fact   Dr.  Holbrook.
"I thought you might be going
down to * Honedale, as I knew you
returned last night, so I brought
theBe flowers for your patient with
my compliments, or if you prefer I
give them to you, and you can thus
present them as if eoming from yourself."
\ "As if I would do that," the doctor answered, taking the bouquet in
bja band tin*, .butter to examine and
adthiriT it." "Did you arrange it. Or
your gardener?" he asked, and when
Guy replied that the merit of arrangement, if merit there were, belonged
to himself, he began to deprecate hia
own awkwardness and want of tact.
"Here I have been cudgeling my head
this half-hour trying to think what
I could take her as a peace offering,
and could think of nothing, while
you  Well, you and 1 are different entirely. You know just what is
proper���just what to Bay, and when
to say it���while I am a perfect bore,
and without doubt shall make some
ludicrous blunder in delivering the
flowers. To-day will be the first time
really .that we meet, as she was sleeping when 1 was there last, while on
all other occasions she has paid no
attention whatever to me."
For a moment Guy regarded his
friend attentively, noticing now that
extra care had been bestowed upon
his toilet, that the collar was fresh
from the laundry, and the new cravat
tied in a most unexceptionable manner, instead of being twisted into a
hard knot, with ike ends looking as if
they  had  been   chewed.
"Doc," he said, when his survey
was completed "how old are you���
twenty-five or twenty-six?"
"T\yenty-five���just your age���why?"
and the doctor looked with an expression so wholly innocent of Guy's
real meaning that the latter, instead
of telling why, replied:
"Oh! nothing; only I was wondering if you would do to be my father
Agnes,'I verily believe, is more than
half in love with you; but, on the
whole, I would not like to be your
son; so I guess you'd better take
someone younger���say Jessie. You
an* only eighteen years her senior."
The doctor stared at him amazed,
and when he had finished said with
the utmost candor: "What has ttiat
to do with Madeline? I thought we
were talking of her."
"Innocent as the newly-born bahe,"
was Guy's mental comment, as he
congratulated himself on his larger
and more varied experience.
And truly Dr. Holbrook was as
simple-hearted as a child, never
dreaming of Guy's meaning,\ or that
any emotion save a perfectly proper
one had a lodgment in his breast as
he drove down to Honedale, guarding
carefully Guy's bouquet, and wishing
he knew just what he ought to say
when he presented it.
Maddy had gained rapidly the last
three days. Good nursing and the
doctor'^ medicines were working mir
acles, and on the morning when the
doctor, with Guy's bouquet, was riding rapidly toward Honedale, she
was feeling so much better that in
view of his coming she asked if. she
could not be permitted to receive him
sitting in the rocking-chair, instead of
lying there in bed, and when this
plan was vetoed as utterly impossible,
she  asked  anxiously:
"And must I see him in this nightgown Can't I have on my pink gingham wrapper?"
Hitherto Maddy had been too sick
to care at all nbout her personal appearance, but it was different now.
She did care, and thoughts of meeting again the handsome, stylish-looking man who had asked her to eon-
jugate amo, and whom she fully believed to be Dr. Holbrook, made her
rather nervous. Dim remembrances
she had of someone gliding in and
out, and when the pain and noise
in her head was at its highest, a
hand, large, and, oh I so cool, had
been laid upon her temples, quieting
their throbbings, and making the
blood course less madly through the
swollen veins. They had told her
how kind, how attentive he had been,
and to herself she had said: "He's
sorry about that certificate. He
wishes to show uie that he did not
mean to be unkind. Yes; I forgive
him; for [ really was very stupid
that afternoon."
And so, in a most forgiving frame
of mind. Maddy submitted to the
snowy robe which grandma brought
in place of the coveted gingham wrapper, and which became her well, with
its daintily crimped ruffles about the
neck and wrists. Those wrists and
hands! , How white ami small they
had grown ! and Madty yighed, as
her grandmother buttoned together
the wristbands, lo set ho.v loose the
wrapper was.
"I have been very sick," she said.
"Are my cheeks as thin as my arms?"
They were not. though they had
lost some of their symmetrical roundness. Still there was much of childish beauty in the young, eager face,
and the hair had lost comparatively
none of its glossy brightness.
"That's him," grandma said, as the
sound of a horse's gallop was heard,
and in a moment the doctor reined
up before the gate.
From Mrs. Markham, who met him
in the door, he learned how much
better she was; also how "she has
been reckoning on this visit, making
herself all a-swent about it."
Suddenly the doctor felt- returning
nil his old dread of Maddy Clyde.
Why should she worry herself into
a sweat? What was there in that
visit different from any other? Nothing, he said to himself, nothing; and
yet he, too, had been more anxious
about it than any he had ever paid.
Depositing his hat and gloves upon
the table, he followed Mrs. Markham
up the stairs, vaguely consciotiB of
wishing she would stay down, and
very conscious of feeling glad; when
just at Maddy's door and opposite a
little window, she espied the hens
busily engaged in devouring the yeast
cakes with which she had taken so
much pains, and which Bhe had placed in the hot sun to dry. Finding
that they paid no heed to her loud
"Shoo, shoo," Bhe started herself to
drive tliem away, telling the doctor
to go right on and to help himself.
The perspiration was standing under Maddy's ha'r by this time, and
when the doctor stepped acroBS the
threshold, and she knew he really
was coming near her, it oozed out
upon her forehead in big, round
drops, while her cheeks glowed with
a feverish heat. Thinking he should
get along with it better if he treated
her just as he would Jessie, the doctor confronted her at once, and asked *.
"How is my little patient to-day?"
A faint scream broke from Maddy's
lips, and she involuntarily raised her
luuul.*   t_��  tlu-iut  tho   atroiurar  awav.
T?!is~ hla'aW-Jed, mac��-h'**QTe<l" tTiT36-
Set man was not Dr. Holbrook, for
he was taller and more slight, while
she had not been deceived in the dark
brown eyes which, even while they
seemed to be mocking her, had worn a
strange fascination for the maiden of
fourteen and a half. The doctor fancied her delirious again, and this reassured him at once. Dropping the
bouquet upon the bed, he clasped one
of her hands in his, and without the
slightest idea that she comprehended
him. said, Boothingly:
"Poor child, are you afraid of me
���the doctor, Dr. Holbrook?"
Maddy did not try to withdraw her
hand, but raising her eyes, swimming
in tears,- to his face, she stammered
"What does it mean, and where is
he���the one who���asked me���those
dreadful questions? I thought that
was  Dr.  Holbrook."
Here was a dilemma���something for
which the doctor was not prepared,
ami with a feeling that he would not
betray Guy, he said:"
"No; that was someone else ��� a
friend of mine���but I was there in the
back office. Don't you remember me?
Please don't grow excited. Compose
yourself, and I will explain all by
and by. This is wrong. 'Twill never
do," and talking thus rapidly he wiped away the sweat, about which grandma had told him.
Maddy was disappointed, and it
took her some time to rally sufficiently to convince the doctor that she
was not flighty, ns he termed it; but
composing herself nt last, she answered all his questions, and then, as
he saw her eyes wandering toward
the bouquet, lie suddenly remembered
that it was not yet presented, and
placing it in her hands, he said:
"You   like   flowers,   I   know,   and
these are for you.    I "
"Oh! thank you, thank you, doctor; I am so glad. I love them so
much, nnd you are so kind. What
made you think to bring them? 1
wanted flowers so badly; but I could
not have them, because I was sick
and did not work in the garden, tt
was bo good in you," and in her delight Mfvddy's tears dropped upon the
fair blossoms. .
For a moment the doctor was sorely tempted to keep the credit thus
enthusiastically given; but he was
too truthful for tbat, and bo watching her as her eyes glistened with
pleasure, he said;
"I am glad you like them. Miss-
Clyde, and so will Mr. Remington be.
He sent them to you from his conservatory."
"Not Mr. Remington from Aikenside���not Jessie's brother?" and Maddy's eyes now fairly danced as tbey
sought the doctor's face.
"Yes, Jessie's brother. He came
here with her. He is* interested in
you, and brought these do-jfii this
"It was Jessie, I guess, who sent
them," Maddy suggested, but the doctor persisted that it was Guy.
"He wished me to present them
with his compliments. He thought
they might please  you."
"Oh! they do,v tliey do!" Maddy
replied. "They almost make me well.
Tell him how much I thank him,
and like him, to, though I never saw
The doctor opened his lips to tell
her she had seen him, but changed
his mind ere the words were utterd.
She might not think as well of Guy,
he thought, and there was no harm
in keeping it back.
So Maddy had no suspicion that
the face she thought of so much belonged to Guy Remington. She had
never seen him, of course; but she
hoped she would some time, so as tc*.
thank him for his generosity to her
grandfather and his kindness to herself. Then, as she remembered the
message she had sent him, she began to think that it sounded too familiar, and said to lhe doctor:
"If you please, don't tell Mr.
Remington that I said I liked him���
only thnt I thank him. He would
think it queer for a poor girl like
me to send such word to him. He is
very rich, and handsome, and splendid,  isn't  he?"
"Yes, Guy's rioh and handsome,
and everybody likes him. We were
in college together."
"You were?" Maddy exclaimed.
"Then you know him weil, and Jes
sie, and you've been to Aikensidt
often?    There's nothing in the worrd
;'l  want so much as to go to Aikei.
side.   They sny it is so beautiful."
"Maybe I'll carry you up then-
some day when you are strong enough to ride," the doctor answered,
thinking of his light buggy at home,
and wondering he hnd not used it
more, instead of always riding on
Dr. Holbrook looked much oldei
.than he was, and to Mnddy he seemed
quite fatherly, so that the idea of
riding with him. aside from the honor
it might be to her, struck her much
as riding with Fnrmer Green would
have done. The doctor, too, imagined that his proposition was prompted
solely from disinterested motives, but
he found himself wondering how long
it would be before Maddy would he
able to ride n little distance, juBt
over the hill nnd back. He was tiring
her nil out talking to her; but somehow it was very delightful there in
that sick room, with the summer sunshine stealing through th^window
and falling upon the soft reddish-
brown head resting on the pillows.
Once he fixed those pillows, arranging
them so nicely that grandma, whc
had come in from her hens and yeast
cakes, declared "he was as handj
as a woman," and after receiving a
few general directions with regard te
the future, "guessed, if he wasn't in
a hurry, she'd leave him with Mad
dy a spell, as there were a few chores
she. must  do."
(To Be Continued)
Says   Home-Made   Mixture   is   Easily
Prepared,   and  Cures  Weak   Kidneys and Bladder.
Here is a simple home-made mixture as g'ven by an eminent authority
on  Kidney  diseases,  who makes  the
statement in a Montreal daily newspaper, that it will relieve almost any
case  of  Kidney  trouble if taken  be- j
fore the stage of Bright's disease.   He |
states  that  sueh  symptoms  as  lame,
back, pain in the side, frequent desire
to urinate, especially at night; pain-i
ftui and discolored urination, are read-.
ily overcome.   Here is the recipe; try ,
Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-half
ounce; Compound Kargon, one ounce;
Compound Syrup Sarsaparilla, three
ounces. Take a teaspoonful alter
each meal and at bedtime.
A well-known druggist is authority
that these ingredients are all harmless
and easily mixed at home by shaking
well in a bottle. This mixture has a
peculiar healing and soothing effect
upon the entire Kidney and Urinary
structure, and often overcomes the
worst forms of Rheumatism in just a
little while. This mixture is snid to
remove all blood disorders and cure
the Rheumatism by forcing the Kidneys to filter and strain from the
blood nnd system all uric acid and
fbul, decomposed waste matter, which
cause these afflictions. Try it if you
aren't well.   Save the prescription.
Angry  Indeed
"When my wife gets angry," remarked Hyker, "she reminds me of a
vessel just leaving port."
"What's the answer?" queried Py-
"She gets her rancor up," replied
the party of the prelude.
Is there anything more annoying
than having your corn stepped upon?
Is there anything nioie delightful
than getting rid of it? Hollow.v"s
Corn Cure will do it. Try it and be
"Did you ask her father for her
"And the quest was bootless?"
"Well���er���not exactly bootless, but
he turned me down, if that's what ynu
mean."���Philadelphia Ledger.
What might have been and what is,
should make some people get up and
dust faster.
Inside and Outside Thieves In th* Big
Department Stores.
The fixed charges of a department
store most cover the loss ot breakage
ind genera! destruction, the failure
if goods to sell aud theft. The cheaper stores suffer more seriously from
thieving than the higher priced ones
because Vieir employees are less trustworthy. For years the proprietors estimated that Iheir theft losses were
due half to tlieir dishonest employees
and half to outsiders, but not one of
them would venture to estimate the
total. Tbere is n curious staudard of
ethics among some of the employees.
They *Uo uot regard taking articles for
their own use us theft, whereas to
take them for some one else, even a
member of the family, is plaiu robbery.
Almost never are these -guilty ones
prosecuted, even If they are detected
and tbe proof Is conclusive Tbey are
discharged, of course, and notices are
posted in the dressing room explaining
the reason. But when an employee
steals goods to sell and Is caught arrest  follows.
Professional shoplifters bave been
largely eliminated owing to systematic
prosecution. By far tlie greatest number of thefts committed by outsiders
nre traced to women, usually reputable,
who yield ton sudden temptation. Incidentally the newspapers never name a
store In which u person Is arrested for
shoplifting for the simple reason that
It would frighten away customers, A
retail store on Broadway, New York,
that did a large business was actually
ruined by the publication of the details
of several arrests within Its doors.���
Regain Color;. Health and Vigor When The Blood Is
Enrlohed By
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food.
Your minor will tell you if you an
nTaemic, for tlie unnatural pallor o
your gums, lips nnd eyelids will in
dicate the thinness and weakness o
the blood.
Anaemia is most common anion;
young women and is marked by pal
lor, weakness, indigestion, irritability
spells of dizziness and fainting, heart
palpitation, severe headaches am
feelings of extreme lassitude.
The blood is lacking in the element*
which go to form eneigv, vigor and
strength and demands such assistance
as is best supplied by Dr. Chase'.*
Nerve Food.
This great food cure sharpens tlu
appetite, invigorates tlie nerves which
control the digestive fluids, strengthens the heart's action and naturally
and gradually restores the sufferei
from weak blood to health, stieligth
and vigor.
The headaches and eyenches of pale
nervous school girls, of office girls and
of factory employes are largely the
result of thin, watery blood and will
disappear when the blood is enriched
nnd the system built up by Dr. Chase's
Nerve Food.
Miss  Lena Hiebert,    Lowe    Farm,
Weak, Worn and Almost in Despair
When Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
Came to His Rescue
"My strength was almost gone, my
breath very short and I could hardly
walk. I used many remedies but
they did not help me. - Finally a
friend advised me to take Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. 1 did so and today, thanks to tlie pilfs, I am a perfectly well man."
This very emphatic statement is
made by Mr. R. L. Porter, of Mait-
land, N.S. Mr. Porter is a fisherman,
and naturally a hard working man,
���subject to much exposure. He further says: "I was in a state of debility nnd bloodlessness. Sometimes
I could attend to my work, but often
was too weak and miserable to do so.
I was wakeful and restless at night,
and could not eat in the morning. I
was* troubled with pains in my back
and shoulders; sometimes I could
hardly straighten up. Then indigestion came to add to my misery, and
my condition was one that made me
almost hopeless. I tried several medicines���but in vain. Then one day a
friend said why don't you try Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills? I tried them
and I shall always be grateful for
them. In a short time I began to regain my health. I could eat better,
and could eat any kind of food. My
strength returned. I could attend to
my work. I was in fact perfectly well
again, and this is actually due to Dr.
Williams'  Pink  Pills."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills build up
the strength and drive out disease in
just one way���they actually make new
red blood. That is all they do, but
they do it well. They don't act on
the bowels���they don't purge ' and
weaken like common pills. They
don't bother with mere symptoms���
tliey go right to the root of tlie trouble
in the blood. That is why they cure
anaemia, with all its headaches and
backaches and" dizziness and heart
palpitation. That is why they cure
indigestion, rheumatism, neuralgia.
St. Vitus dance, general weakness and
the special ailments that growing
girls and women do not like to talk
about even to their doctors. But you
must insist on getting the genuine
pills with the full name "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People" on
the wrapper around each box. Sold
by all medicine dealers or by mail at
50c a box or six boxes for $2.50 from
The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,
Brockville, Ont.
Rich Uncle (to his physician)���So
you think there is hope for me?
"Not only that, but I can assure you
that you nre out of danger."
"Very well; I wish you would inform my nephew, but break the news
gently to him."���Philadelphia In-
; quirer.
It takes a man longer to stop just
a minute "to see a man" than it does
a woman "to wait just a minute and
I'll be ready."        ,
Save time when knife cleaning by
previously warming tbe knife before
the fire.
A new wash boiler has a sectional
lid which greatly facilitates the laundry work.
To cut cheese smoothly and without
breaking fold tissue or paraffin paper
over the knife blade.
Housekeepers will quickly recognize
the convenience of keeping their spices
In glass jars. A glance tells them when
more ls needed.
Paint stains on floors may be removed by pouring a little drop of benzine on them, letting it dry and then
rubbing the stain with emery paper or
powdered pumice atone on a damp
Garnet and Topaz.
The deterioration of the garnet and
topaz is much more rapid than that of
the ruby, but it takes a different form.
While tbe garnet becomes lighter, the
topaz turns cloudy aud dull and losea
nUltsbrl^itn-j.-.**.'*        ���   ���������-    ���  ��� ***���
The only way some people keep account of their expenditures is by
spending all they earn. When it is all
gone they know how much they have
Love based on nothing but beauty
will soon fade.
,   PILLS -
How Mossy Turned a Situation to Hia
Own Advantage.
Much of the success of Colonel Moa*
by and his partisan rangers ln the
Shenandoah valley was due to their
dash and bravery, but nu almost equal
amount to the quick wit of their
leader, who. says the author of "Mos*
by's Men." was never at a loss to turn
a situation to his own advantage.
One night, while scouting with four
or five of his men on the Winchester
pike, he saw a squad of cavalry approaching from the direction of towo*-
It was the Federal patrol on Its rounds,
and Moshy nnd his men were between
them and their camp. When they got
within ball they stopped and Inquired
of the Confederates who* they were.
"Friends, with the countersign," replied Colouel Moshy, with his best Imitation Yankee twang.
"One of you advance, then, and give
thc countersign," wns the response.
"No." suid the colonel sharply, "you
are coming from the direction of the
enemy.   One of you advance."
As this was on entirely correct proposition, one of theiu rode forward.
When he came up tbe colonel said to
bim lu a low but terribly distinct voice
as he leveled h's revolver at him:
"Give the alarm and you nre a dead
man! I urn Moshy. Call to the others
thrt It is all right and to come on."
The prisoner did so, aud five more of
Uncle Sam's gallant defenders raurcbed
confidently up to the muzzles of as
many revolvers and quietly surrendered.
Man.,   writes:���"I    lind   suffered   for1
two years witli dizzy spells, pains ia";
the  back,  cold hands  and  feet, nervousness, jerking of the limbs,    sore *
tongue, soreness of arms and should- *
ers,  and  general  exhaustion.    About
seven months  ago I became  so* ner- .
vous that I could not rest or sleep,
and   could   not  do  the   least  bit   of
work   without    suffering     dreadfully
���from pains in tlie back.   I could hardly   walk,   could   eat  very   little,   and
felt thut people were always watching
my body twitch.
"I tried several medicines with little .
effect, and was a mere skeleton oi skin
and bone, about to give up in despair
when I heard about Dr. Chase's Nerve
Food, and began using it. I have
usedin all fourteen boxes of this preparation and it has built me up
until I am now strong and well again.
Dr. Chase's' Nerve Food has done me
a world of good, and I feel that I
Cannot recommend it too highly to
persona who suffix as I have."
Put this great restorative to tlie test
hy noting your increase in weight
while using it.
Dr. Chase's Nerve Food, 50 cents a
box. (i boxes for $2.50, at nil dealers,
or Kdiuanson,  Bates & Co., Toronto.
Signs of the Times
In a household department of alarm
magazine we find th. following communications:
"I am willing to exchange a well-
preserved copy of Browning's poems
for some geraniums.
"I have a complete edition of Bryon
containing all his poems and letters,
whicli I shall be glad to exchange for
some watermelon seed."���Atlanta
The Most Popular Pill���Thc pill is
the most popular of ull forms of medicine, nnd of pills the most popular are
Parmelee's Vegetable Pills, because
they do whnt it is nsserted they enn
do, aiid are not put forward on any
fictitious claims to excellence. They
are compact nnd portable, they nre
easily taken, they do not nauseate nor
gripe, ind they give relief in the most
stubborn cases.
No one can blame the enndy maker's daughter ior being stuck up. Isn't
���ihe too sweet!
Personally I am ngainst golf playing
for married women. A woman can hit-
hard enough with a poker without developing her muscles waving n brnssie.
It is n blamed sight easier to keep
the first cigar away from a boy than
to get the last one away from a man.
W.   N.   U.   No.
Simple   and    Effective   Graft   Scheme
Worked In New York.
Here is the story of a graft so simple
and effective to work that,some enter
prising stranger should patent it. II
was practiced by a New York genius
and had Its try-out on the rfespectable
upper west side of the big city.
The originator set out dressed as a
workman, his clothes rusty, but neatly
patched. Arriving In the neighborhood
he had deeided to work, he stepped
Into mi arch way and, hauling* out a
knife, slit the right leg of his trousers
from hip to knee.
Next he produced a newspaper,
spread It out and held It over the silt
In his trousers. Leaving the areb
way, he hurried along the sidewalk,
making apparently a great effort to
hold the newspaper ln place.
The wind was blowing and whoever
cared to look noticed the man's predicament. At the steps of a big house
In Seventy-second street he stopped
nnd pretended to tie the paper about
I..3 leg. Ky a perhaps not very strange
Chance, since the hour was 5:15 p. m..
the owner of tbe house appeared.
The grafter greeted the man briefly,
lifted tbe newspaper nnd remarked:
"I Just hnd an accident over on Columbus avenue. Truck shoved me
against a stake and tore me pante
somethin' awful. Wonder if you
couldn't lend me some safety plus?"
It was successful. From that house
ihe mnn curried nway uot only n
readily snlnble pair of trousers, but n
hat and coat as well. A quick trip to
n eorner saloon to deposit his bundle,
nnd the tnle of the torn trousers le?
was earrled to another house in the
An observer with more sheer curiosity thnn police Instinct watched thr
collection of six bundles from six
houses In Seventy-second street before
he reluctantly left the window nnd
went In' to dinner. ��� New York Cor
Wnshlngton Post.
Ah, truly the world is growing big
eer and better. I haven't heard anybody sing. "Waltz me around again,
Willie," for a week.
There is an old Chinese superstition
that it is unlucky to hit anyone with
a slipper. The small boy should inculcate this Chinese idea into the
mind of his mother. Is theie anything in the Chinese boo-book that
advises against paternal sessions in
the woodshed?
Conductor (pointing out places of
interest to stranger)���Parliament
buildings, court house, etc.
Stranger���This fine church is Gothic?
Conductor���No, sir; it's Methodist
Passenger���What church is  thnt*
Conductor���Sure, it's the wan that
come down before it went up, sor,
A   Passing  Thought
A polite little girl was dining onl
day with her grandmother. Everything
at the table was unusually dainty air
unexceptionable, but on this particl
lnr occasion the little girl found a htf
in her fish.
"Grandmamma." she said sweety
"what kind of a fish is'this?"
"Halibut, my dear."
"Oh," replied the cinld.   "I thought!
perhaps it was mermaid."
Worms cause feverishness, moaning
nnd restlessness during Bleep. Mothe;
Graves' Worm Exterminator is plea
ant, sure and effectual.   If jfour dr "
gist  has  none  in  stock,  get  him.
procure it for you.
Fred:���"Say    Mary,  do you  kti
what shape a kiss is?"
Mary���"Why, no,  I didn't auppd
it was any shape."
Fred���"It is elipticle."
Getting into, debt is like trying I
wade through quicksand. The furth.
in you get, the more impossible it
to extricate yourself.
When in after years, a man returns
to  the  village  of his  youth  and  in j
passing   through   the   gate   where  he
met and won ids wife, takes a vicious j
kick  at the foresaid gate, one has aj
right to draw his own conclusions,
A   man  ought  to  be  able  to  wea
those    high-heeled    French    slippej
without much  practice.    Most eves
mnn walked on stilts when he was)
Minard's Liniment Cures Garget iril
Down on a southern plantation thej
dairy hands were  accustomed  to do
the milk'ng squatting down in a primjl
itive fashion until the owner introduf
ed   milking  stools,    with    other  in
provements.    But the  initial expe|
ment with the innovation   was
exactly  a success.     The darky
first  sailed  forth  with  the  stool,
turned   bruised    and    battered,
with an empty pail.
"Ah   done   my   best,   sah,"  he-!
plained.    "Dat stool looked all r|
ter me, but the blamed cow she \\&
sit   on   it!"���Woman's   Home    Cd
p anion.
Whether it is a fresh Bruise, Cut or Strain���or an old Spavin, Splint,
Ringbone or Swelling���you can cure your horse with
Kendall's Spavin Cure
Thoe. Catties, of Newark, N.J., bought a horse���lamed with a Tack
Spavin���for (100. He cured every sign of lameness with Kendall's
Spavin Cure���won five races with the horse���then sold the animal to hia
former owner for .1,000.00.
WBLU-ffOTOlf, N.Z.,*_tOV. iad, '05.
"I have found your Spavin Cure a very fine remedy for
all sorts of lameness in horses and I am never without It."
Get Kendo,'I's Spavin Cure���the remedy used by two
nations for two generations.   (1. a bottle���6 for |5.   Oar
book���"Treatise On The Hone"
���will save you many a dollar if
carefully read and acted upon.
Waite today, for a free copy.
DR. B. J. KENDALL CO.,    0
1 Falls,    ���   VtamoNT, u.��J>.
Great Men on Night Work.
Professor Goldwin Smith. Canada's
grand old man, who celebrated his
eighty-fourth birthday recently, "set
out a sickly child with a bad lane
of life," to quote his own words. "1
was sent," he continues, "when 1
was rather more than eight years old
to a private school chosen for me on
account of tae healthiness of the situation. Our work wns light. I probably owed something to plain living
and bodily exercise, as well aa to immunity from overwork. I have always
taken plenty of exercise, indulged a
little in my own country in field
sports, and traversed Switzerland and
the Tyrol with my knapsack." The
veteran author, who has preserved
such extraordinary intellectual alertness, says that he does not believe in
night work. He once congratulated
Sir Richard Bethrll at the height of
his career on the ease with which he
seemed to bear his heavy burden.
"Yes," he Baid, "I owe it, under Providence, to my habit orj working early
in tbe morning, not late at night. I
set out in life with many dear friends
who worked at night. I have buried
them all."
For outdoor work,
for every day wear,
for walking and
driving, Elmira Felt
Shoes are the warm-
Sold by .
lading est- easiest, lightest
De*-*-" and most ��� comfortable of all footwears
The trade mark, shown above!
is on the sole of every genuine!
Blmir.1 Pelt Shoe and Slipper.]
Look for it whenever you bny{
"Dragged Out*
AJways tired���' 'nerves jumping"
������can't sleep���have no appetite
���dull headaches���biting pain in
the back���bearing down pains���
puffin-ess under the eyes���swollen
bands and feet ?
Or perhaps your sick kidneys
Show in another form and you
arc suffering with Rheumatism,
-Sciatica, Lumbago or Neuralgia?
That's the way kidney tr
makes you feel���and that's*
you should take
They nuke sick kidneys well.   They (
every time.   Tint Is why we give sucl
guarantee with every box.   If, after takj
Gin Pills, you can't say that you are J
better, return the box and your dealtf
refund  the   money.     Try   them
guarantee of a cure or money back. 50.
��� _ for 13.JO.   Atdealeraorfrom
99.90# Pure
���That's what makes
St George's
Baking Powder
so satisfactory. It is the purest
Cream of Tartar Eaking Powder
that Science cau make.
Send for our free Cook-Book���
full of choice new recipes.
National Drue (_ Chemical Co.
.11    of Canada, limited   Montreal.
Muzzling China's  Press
Native Chinese papers state that the
Ch'nese press will in future be controlled by the Ministry of Pouts and
Communications.   The following new
laws are proposed:    The  press shal.
not he permitted to attack either the
Government or   the   Administration
Nothing of the  nature oi a persona
attack shall be published,   nor   shal
any secret document of the Government be inserted.   These laws will h.
put in operation after tlie advice o.
the  Ministers litis  been  secured.
Salt Without an Owner
The dock authorities at Sfax, France
are puzzled to know what to do with
2,000 tons oi salt which have been lying in the.*,- warehouses without an
owner lor two and a half years.
Thi odlt, which is in -10,000 bags,
wa.s bought by the captain oi a, sailing
vessel, who said it was purchased foi
the Russian Government. It was put
aboard his ship, but a few days alter
he had it transferred to the quay
again, and his vessel sailed a few
hours afterward.
No claim has ever been made for the
salt, which has been gradually melting for the last two years. The Russian Government denies all knowledge
of the purchase.
Pains Disappear Before It.���No one
need suffer pain when they have available Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil. If
not in the house when required it can
be procured at the nearest store, as
all merchants keep it for sale. Rheumatism and all bodily pains disappear
when it is applied, and should they
at any time return, experience teaches
the user of the oil how to deal with
them. ���.
Aunt Dinah was laboring- over the
wash-tub in tlie Bide yard near hei
cabin, when suddenly and mysteriously a little negro, as if fallen from the
Bkies, sprawled upon the grass nearby
picked himself up slowly and began
tip whimper.
"Hey, yo', Sam!" cried Aunt Dinah
"didn't I done severely warn yo' 'bout
dat? Didn't I caution yo' elaborately-
Ain't I done tole yo' ter quit foolin'
eround' dat mule?"���Judge.
by local applications, as they cn-nnot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There ia only otic way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness ls caused by an inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tnbe is inflamed you
have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear-
Ing, and when Ij ts entirely closed, Deafness Is ths reni_r. and unless the Inflammation can be taken out and this tube
restored to tts normal condition, hearing
will bs destroyed forever; nine cases out
of ten are caused by Oatarrh, which Is
nothing but an inflamed condition of the
mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
any ease of Deafness (caused by Oatarrh)
that cannot be cured by Hall s Oatarrh
Cure.   Bend for circulars, free.
F. J. OHENEY 4 CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by  Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for oonstipa-
tion. .
"Doctor,    is    Suminerville  a good
place to go for rheumatism?"
"Yes, that's where I got mine."
Tlie smallest bone in the human
body is contained in the drum of the
Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper.
Judge���You say the prisoner-was in
a waggon trying to make his escape
when you arrested him?
Constable���Yes, your Honor.
Judge���Was it a covered waggon?
Constable���Yes, your Honor; it was
covered by my revolver.���Yonkers
"With $100,000," said the man of
expansive ideas, "I could make a fortune in Wall street."
"Yes," rejoined the piker, "but
whose fortune would you make?"
Washington Star.
Three-fourths of the struggle of life
is because we want something we
don't need.
The word "slothful" is rather a
misnomer, for in its native habitation
���a large tree���a sloth can, and does,
travel very inpidly.
Coughs of
Especially night coughs. Nature needs a little help to quiet
the irritation, control the inflammation, check the prop-ess
���f the disease. Our advice is
��� live the children Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral. Ask your
doctor If this is his advice also,
He knows best.  Do as he says.
W�� publish our formula*
W* built aloohol
���      from oarini.iilaui
~       W�� arg�� TO*** ���*
oannuit your
The West is Calling
I hear the wild West calling me;
The call rings sweet and clear
From woodland glades and mountains,
From silver lakes and fountains.
The haunts of hern and deer.
Oh, the west has wondrous voices
Which sing a syren strain
do witchingly appealing,
Through all the senses stealing.
To lure one back again.
From the broad and billowy prairie,
The breezes waft the call;
Where the canyon hides its flowers,
Where the Rocky summit towers.
It sounds at evening fall.
Where  stars  are glittering  overhead.
And camp fires gleam around;
Where through the forest arches,
the moose, unchallenged, marches,
And the  wolves weird cries resound.
Oh, the rapture of tlie wilds
In yonder wide, wide west.
From the plains, that without measure
Unroll their golden treasure,!
To the  purple  mountain's  crest.
Tlie West is wav'iig welcome
To thoBe who would be free
From the city's dust and clamor,
And by its stubble glamor,
The WeBt has conquered me.
I pine to breathe again its air,
To scale  the mountain Bide,
When the setting sun comes glinting,
The   famous  torrent  tinting,
Ueyond the  Great  Divide I
���Mary Fraser.
Pen Pictures of Ito
On one stage of that journey I had
a long talk with him. I looked with
interest, as we sat together in liis private car, at the figure before me. Tlie
broad capacious forehead, the huge
ears, the teeth blackened with much
smoking, tlie moustache and goatee
trimmed with ailver, and the well-
brushed hair were all the framework
tor a pair of luminous, kindly, piercing eyes, that seemed to read one
through and through. The thickset
body proclaimed tlie physical vigor
o. the man which is to-day almost a
proverb in Japan. "Ito at sixty could
do more than the young men at twenty," your Japanese neighbor will tell
you. And when he began to ta'k, one
appreciated the fact that here was a
son of Nippon who had apparently
thrown off Oriental habits of thought.
There was a frankness, an openneBS
and an air of confidence about his
conversation that could not fail to entrance one.���F. A. McKenzie, in Cas-
sell's Magazine.
Cut Off the Other Arm   *��
They thought more of the Legion of
Honor in the time of the the fi''st Napoleon than they do now," said a well
known Frenchman. "The Emperor
one day met an old one-armed veteran.
" 'How did you lose your arm?' he
" 'Sir, nt Austerlitz.'
" 'And  were  you   not decorated?'
" 'No, sire.'
" 'Then here is my own cross for
you; 1 make you chevalier.'
" 'Your Majesty names me chevalier
because I have lost one arm I What
would your Majesty have done had I
lost both arms?'
" 'Oh, in that ease I should have
made you Officer of the Legion.'
"Whereupon the old soldier immediately drew his sword and cut off hiB
other arm."
There is no particular reason to
doubt this story. The only question
is, how did he do it.
Monorail   in   India
India's Government is making a
practical test of a monorail system.
It is described as follows:��� "On
grooved wheels, arranged tandem
fashion, is carried a platform. The
grooved wheels run upon a rail which
projects an inch or two above the
ground. Another wheel, of large
diameter and having a broad tread,
is attached to the car by a hinged arm
working on springs. This wheel ia
light in construction any) weight. It
is merely the balance wheel and is
placed a few inches from one side of
the car and runs on the road. It carries no load whatever, the whole load
being on tlie rail and the central
wheels, but it effectually prevents tne
cars being overbalanced. On this
monorail road tlie power of a pair of
draft uninials is multiplied by ten and
of traction engines by nearly twenty,
and the line is capable of being laid
lis rapidly as any  army  can move."
'Aint No Such Animal
An aged Jersey farmer, visiting a
circus for the first time, stood before
the droinandary's cage, eyes popping
and mouth agape at the strange beast
within. The circus proper began, and
She crowds left for the main show,
but still the old man stood before the
cage in stunned silence, appraising
every detail of the misshape*) legs,
the cloven hoofs ,the pendulous upper
lip, and the curiously moulded back
of the sleepy-eyed beast. Fifteen minutes passed. Then the farmer turned
away, and spat disgustedly.
"Huh! there ain't no such annua1."
Dress and Religion
It takes a heroic woman to go to
church in anything but her best. It
is, apparently, impossible to get one's
mind in a fitting religious condition
unless one's clothes can triumphantly
sustain the scrutiny of the righteous.
Who has not owned some perfectly
fitting dress which has given its wearer on a Sunday that sense of peace
and holy contentment which it is not
in the power of the sermon to bestow?
���Mrs. John Lane, in "Fortnightly-
He has achieved success who has
lived well, laughed often, and loved
much, who has gained the respect of
intelligent men and the love of little
children; who hns tilled his niche and
accomplished his task; who has left
the world better than he frund it,
whether by an improved poppy, a
perfect poem or a rescued soul; who
has never lacked appreciation of
earth's beauty or failed to express it;
who has always looked for the best in
others nnd given the best he had
whofle life was an inspiration; whose
memory a benediction.
If yon think constipation Is of trifling
consequence, just atk your doctor. He
will disabuse you of that notion in short
���rder. "Correct it, at once I" he will
���sy. Then ask him about Ayer's Pills.
A mild liver pill, all vegetable.,
"Waiter, these are very small oyB-
"Yes, sir."
"And they don't appear to be fresh,
"Then it's lucky they're small, ain't
it, sir?"
Teacher���Who is the oldest one in
ie va^Tc^iad not bo*��t ot j LABORER AND HIS HIRE
very many entertainments, says a
writer in Punch, and consequently a
concert was anticipated with great delight by the inhabitants. It ap happened on one occasion that a singer
of renown, who had just scored some
signal successes at Covent Garden,
came down to spend a few days with
the squire, and smilingly acquiesed
to the request of the vicar that he
should sing at the village concert.
His song, which was delivered with
deep feeling, for which he was famous, was the old favorite, "The Village Blacksmith."
In response to a vociferous encore
he was about to give one of his operatic successes when the chairman
tugged .hard at his coat tail.
"Better sing t'owd 'un over again,
mister," he said, "i appen to be the
chap you've been singing about���the
village b'ackBmith���and I reckon it
'ud only be fair to me if you was to
sing it all over again, and pop in another verse saying as 'ow I let out
r the
The are Carefully Prepared ���
which dissipate themselves in
stomach cannot be expected to
much effect upon the intestines,
to overcome costiveness the medicine
administered must influence the
ion of these canals. Pnrmelee'B
etable Pills are so made, under
supervision of experts, that the
stance in them intended to operate
on the intestines is retarded in action
until they pass through the stomach
to the bowels.
"I wonder," remarked the youthful
astromer who was very slow in doing
what was expected of him, "if���if you
will let uie associate you with a star-
Venus, perhaps, the star of love
"Well, no," replied the young lady
nddressed, thoughtfully; "I would
rather that you thought of me aB
"Indeed!   Vvny?"
"Oh, well, you know; didn't you tell
me that Saturn has a ring?"
He bought her one on the following
Minard's Liniment Cures Qiph-
Lawyer���As your husband died intestate, you will, of course, get a
Widow���Oh, I hope to get my fourth
He was my third, you know.���Town
and Country. -
If your little one is restless and
cross it is more than likely the
trouble is due to some derangement
of the stomach or bowels, and if
Baby's Own Tablets is given the
child will soon be bright and cheerful, and when the mother giveB her
child this medicine she has the guarantee of the government analyst that
it contains no opiate or poisonous
drug. Mrs. J. F. Loney, Allanford,
Out., says: "I have used Baby's
Own Tablets for constipation and
other ailments of children and have
found them more satisfactory than
any other form of medicine." Sold
bv medicine dealers or by mail at
25c a box from The Dr. Williams
Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.
Irate -Wife (to bibulous husband)���
Where have you been until thia hour?
B. H. ���Been out shoppin' m'dear.
Irate Wife���Then why didn't you
have your purchases sent home instead of trying to carry sueh a load
yourself?���Detroit Free Press.
Star Actor���I must insist, Mr. Stager, on having real food in the banquet scene.
Manager���Very well, then, if you
insist on that you will be supplied
with real poison in the death scene.���
Boston Transcript.
Itch, Mange, Prairie Scratches and
every form of contagious Itch on human or animals cured in 30 minutes
by Wolford's Sanitary Lotion..
"I'm just crazy to be a reporter,"
said the rich man's daughter.
"Insanity is no qualification," returned the editor, closing the interview.���Philadelphia Ledger.
Dentist���You know that more than
three months ago I supplied Baron
Von Hallstein with a full set of teeth?
Well, I went the other day to collect
the money which he owed me for them
and not only did he refuse to pay me,
but he had the effrontery, to gnash at
me���with my teeth.���Fliegende Blaetter.
is the best:���
Matthias Foley, Oil City, Ont.
Joseph Snow, Norway, Me.
Charles Whooten, Mulgrave, N.S.
Rev. R. O. Armstrong, Mulgrave, N.
Pierre Landers,  senr.,    Pokemouche,
N. B.
Thomas Watson, Sheffield, N.B.
What you know will cut little figure
in your career, compared with what
you can use.
"Oh! my dear, dear, good husband I"
Husband���Speak; I am prepared
for the worst."
The world turnB aside to let any
man pass who knows where he is
going.���David Starr Jordan.
all hard, soft or calloused lumps and
blemishes from horses, blood spavin,
curbs, splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles,
sprains, sore and swollen throat, ooughs,
etc. Save $60 by use of one bottle. Warranted the most wonderful Blumish Oire
ever known.
Women muBt have their wills'while
they live, because they make none
when they die.���Proverbs.
Of all earthly muaic that which
reaches the farthest into heaven is the
beating of. a loving heart.
The happiest li'e is that which constantly exercises and educates what
iB best in us.���Hamerton.
Women in Great Britain are well
represented in the professions and
trades, and about .4,500,000 earn their
own living. There are 124,000 who
tench; 10,000 are bookbinders; over
8,000 are printers, and nearly 500 act
as editors and compilers; 1,300 are
engaged in photography; civil service
clerks mjnjber nearly 2,300; 3,800 are.
enRagefl immeaieal, wi*kv and'nursing,!
and 350 wbir.'en ani blacks a ths.
Increased Efficiency of All Ranks-
Arms a Serious Profession ��� No
Longer an Alternative to Idleness���
Military Life Involves Heavy Expense���Pay Whollv Inadequate to
the Position.
The manoeuvres of the First British
Army CorpB mark not only the term
of Sir John French's command at Alder-shot, but also the close of the drill
season, which hnB been remarkable
for thf freshness which has characterized the schemes Bet by senior offi:
cers and by the keenness which all
grades have apparently displayed in
carrying out the heavy tasks frequently allotted to them.
* It does not need a very close observer to be convinced that a sense of
reality, born of interest in their profession, is permeating all- ranks of the
army, but it may perhaps require
something more than a Hiip.rflcial
study to detect in how great a degree
this condition of things is due to the
enormously increased efficiency of the
British officer.
It is beyond all doubt that the ofli-
eor of to-day, whatever his rogiment
or rank, cannot ba charged with eating the bread of idleness, and that
he haa responded to the call made
upon his industry and intelligence
with an alacrity and zeal alike admirable. The profession of arms nowadays is not only a serious profession,
but is one which precludes almost
absolutely outside interests being pursued contemporary with it      ,
Former Years.
In former years, wnen a young mnn
regarded tlie army merely as an agreeable and decorative alternative to
complete idleness, it was quite logical
that he Bhould put the State to no
expense for his maintenance, and
quite excusable that he should make
frequent tugs at the parental purse
strings for those expenses which his
allowance was obviously unable to
defray. But nowndays, when the regimental officer, from the colonel to the
probationer, has to devote all hiB time
and energy to his work, when, for
some years of service, nt any rate he
ia no longer able to take any part in
the management of his paternal estate or in the conduct of political, or
even private, affairs, it does seem a
little hard that he should be charged
for his services to his country.
It is, of course, admitted that an
officer can live in comfort on the pay
and allowances - hieh service in India prescribe, and that there exist
certain well-remunerated appointments, such as thot of military attache, which' enable their fortunate
holders to husband th"ir privete resources very satisfactorily though the
cost of living in seyral Ruroneen
caoitals is very eonsVWnbly higher
than in London. It is. however, quite
impossible for a subaltern in nn infantry regiment of the line to live in
comfort without a private income of
��200 n year, while for a cavalry officer the minimum figure would probably be three times that amount.
Curtailing Expenses.
Ah immense deal hns been lately
done���and to n point rifhtly done���in
the. direction of rnvrtntlinc rovimental
expenses, but when due discount hns
been allowed for this the neeessnry
cost of life in a oi-vttry corns is n serious matter, pstvcisllv when it is remembered that the officers nre for the
most part drawn from that social section which ie st"*Tr"**rlr,r. undT the
weivht n* nr*rier'H--,.nl de'p-ession.
But prnbnbly the ense nf nn officer
in the Gnirds is one which prescr-ic
the rtt,rno<H i.^c'**n'nrv rlifficilltv, l*7*!***-.*
substantial reinforcements nre forthcoming in the fo-m of fixed allowance
and occasional cheques, Tt most be
remembered that in the Font G"n.rds
the system of mesalnff for the b*>tta-
lions scarcely exists. It has been lately nrrnnred that the gubultem officers
residing in burrae'---** enn be provided
with breakfast, while n generous and
time-honored allowance is mode for
the King's Bunrd nt St. J��men' Palace ; but, with these inconsiderable exceptions, the ynung Guardsman has
to provide for himself at a club or
The Guards' Club replaces very
agreeably all the comforts and conveniences of a mesa, but the prices
which a first-rate and very select club
is compelled to charge differ sharply
from those which are possible under
conditions in barrackB. The young
offloer whose home is in London, or
who can spend his leave under his
father's roof, if, of course, able to
make important economies, and with
care Bhould be content on an allowance of ��300 a year; but if he
look onlv to his own resources for
"board and lodging" throughout the
year, nothing less than ��500 a year
Would be at all adequate to his requirements.
Even the large increase of purely
military work involves a oertain increase of expense. Life in camp, staff
rides, the extra coaching for the frequent and exacting examinations, the
study of Continental battlefields, the
countieas other items can be added to
the matters of necessity for an officer in the Guards who wishes to advance, and which fifty years ago were
wholly unknown
Of course, the most expensive corps
nre to be found, in the three regiments
of Household Cavalry���which by-the-
by, an expert recently pronounced to
be the hardest working units in the
army, as they have to keep themselves up to the highest standing of
military efficiency with a vast amount
of purely ceremonial duty to boot. No
parent or t'u.irdian would dream of
placing a youth in one of these regiments unless he could sustain the initial expense of ��1,000, roughly divided equally between chnrgers and outfit, with a minimum allowance of ��1,-
000 a year.
Hmay, indeed, be said of the Household troops generally that, excepting
in a few isolated cases, their expen-
liture iB really but little in excess of
what is absolutely necessary, and that
.n their services the state continues
o make a very pretty if rather one*
uded bargain.  '
Chemicals For Fire.
It was not until 1805 that attempts
were made to use chemical agency tot
the production* of Ure. In that yeai
M. Chanul, assistant to Professor The-
nard of Paris, discovered that a mixture of chlorate of potash nnd sugai
would Ignite If dipped into sulphuric
A Russian Custom.
Russian   families   when   moving  to
new   homes   kindle   the   fire   on   the
hearth with coals brought from tbo
old residciice.
Dost Has Increased Considerably In
Late Years.
The cost of living has within the
last few years noticeably increased
throughout the civilized world, but
more noticeably than anywhere else in
Western Canada. To quote a few fig-
ares, house rents in Victoria and Van-
souver, have advanced on the average
at. least one-third, if not one-half. In-
itances could be cited when; tliey have
been doubled. Where working men
do not own their own homea, it is no
uncommon thing for them to pay $30
to $40 a month in Vancouver, and $25
to $30 in Victoria, writes the editor
of Westward Ho! Two years ago furnished houses of five or six rooms were
plentiful at $30 per month, to-day
they are scarce at $50. Similarly the
cost of food.of every kind has increased to an alarming extent. Fruit is
at least twice as dear; meat, milk ahd
Bven bread have advanced from 20
per cent, to 30 per cent., whilst bacon
and cheese are 50 per cent, dearer,
these are the staples which every man
oiust buy. Clothing is dearer, although
not to the same extent a�� food and
rent, probably 20 per osnt, to 25 per
cent, would cover this, but it is doubtful if the quality is not deteriorating.
Extras are constantly rising in value.
At 60 cents for a shave and haircut,
a barber becomes a luxury, and when
oue reflects that in any Knglish city
this service costs the working man
but six cents, there is no wonder that
the newcomer gasps when he receives
his check. The consequence is that
although high wage., are paid tlie cost
of living is proportionately high, and
in order to save dilieieiit methods
have to be employed to those which
are in vogue in the Old Country. One
result is the common practice of letting rooms, or giving meals, which ia
very general iu the West, another is
the system hy which even married
women will take a busineaa position
as well as endeavor to discharge their
household duties. Western Canada ia
seeking immigrants; in British Columbia at any rate the population shows
hut a slight increase. There is an
alarming scarcity of labor, and the
attractions of the province have not
hitherto proved sufficient for people of
our own race. Warnings proverbially
fall on deaf ears, but it cannot be
too widely known that in the West,
or at any rate in the cities oi the
West, artificial means are employed
to maintain the costs of livng %t a
high level. In tnis way merchants
and workmen play into each other's
hands. In order to justify high wages
it is necessary to demonstrate that the
cost of living is high, so there are
combines'which keep up the price of
fruit, of vegetables, and of meat, to
say nothing of milk and bread. But-
ter, which is retailed at 45 cents and
e /en 50 cents a pound, yields the
fanner but 25 cents, within a few
miles of the place where it is sold.
No one wants to sec the West become
a low wage country; on the other
hand, no one zealous tor its welfare
and prosperity will desire to see its
progress hampered by an excessive
cost of living. In any event it is only
fair that those who are so urgent in
their demands for white labor should
represent conditions as they actually
exist. It hurts the province far more
ti have a few men come here under
the impression that wages are double
whnt, they are in Kngland and the
cost of living very little more, than
to tell the plain truth. In the former
case the disappointed immigrant becomes nn aggressive anti-immigration
agent; in the Litter he knows beforehand what conditions to expect and
if he comes is more likely to remain.
Some Fine Old English Examples.
Why does not Vancouver follow the
example of self-sacrifice set by the
great, English cities nnd permit itself
to he swrmped by a flood of yellow,
brown aud black men? See how patient England wns, when Romans,
then Danes, then Normans flocked into the land!' Students of history will
recall how these visitors were welcomed.
Did Boadicea meet the Romans in
an unfriendly spirit?
Absurd I   She   was  too  much  of  a
lady! , i    ,
Did Alfred the Great seem cold and
distant when a flood of foreign visitors
called upon him, accompanied by their
household goods?
No���he let the cakes of his hostess
burn, so deeply was he en-gage 1 in
planning a suitable form of reception
for them!
Did Hnrold, the last of the Saxon
kings, organize a moh, smash the front
windows in the Normans' helmets and
throw the visitors into the drink, when
they landed on the English coast?
Rather not! He gave them one ol
the greatest blowouts in history, at
Hastings���a roynl welcome that will
live in song and  story  forever.
And the Spaniards ��� whnt a time
Elizabeth did give them, when they
called one day, while on a yachting
cruise! Why, her pleasure-boats followed their guests nearly all the way
round the British Isles, on their way
home���that they might show how
hearty was their good feeling!
In spite of these examples of British hospitality, a city that professes
to be guided by British tradition resents the visits of Chinese, of Japanese (the allies of Great Britain) and
of Hindus, the subjects of King Edward���and threatens to ship 900 live
specimens of the latter variety to Ottawa, to be exhibited as proof of their
desirability I
Truly, Vancouver has fallen to a
sorry state that may well provoke the
tears and lectures of The London
Times I���Winnipeg Tribune.
Fate of a Prince Albert.
When Commander Peary went on
hiB first trip in search ol the pole, he
won the gratitude of an Eskimo by
presenting him with an ancient
Prince Albert coat and an extensively creased sombrero. Years afterward, when again in the north, the
explorer received a ceremonial visit
from a native and, to his surprise, set
eyes once more on the discarded vestments. On the occasion of the commander's next dash for the pole the
aborigines took him aside and pointed
to a rude mausoleum. By its- side
Btood the disused Bledge. Its Bix
dogs had been strangled to make an
appropriate funeral. On the pile of
stones lay what was left of the Prinoe
Albert coat and the sombrero.
The Curfew Bell.
Curfew bell Is the mime of the belt
Un, to the reigns of William L 3
!,,m   ,"UnSet t0 ��*'���<������ "otice to their
'ou^ov"r.e,i'ijies(Krencb ��""��������
Mother of Pearl.
Calcined seed pearls are considered
a medicine of great potency by the Chinese, and beautiful art work In motb-
er-of-pearl bus long been executed ln
China nnd Japnu. ln the Philippines
windows are made of mother-of-pearl,
and in Kashmir It ls used tor lu laying Inscriptions on tombstones.
Is perfectly harmless,
ise it Is absolutely pure.
A Perfect Luxury To Japan Tea Drinkers.
LEAD   PACKETS  ONLY.    40c,  50c    and 6uc Psr Lb.   AT ALL GROCERS
Ways   of   the   Telephone     Trust,     or
Many  Problems  Involved
Government ownership and operation of telephones involves many
problems ot importance. The Bell
Telephone Company, both of the
United States and Canada, enjoyed
a monopoly of the business during
tlie life of tlie Bell patents. The
management of the monopoly grew
rich and arrogant, conducted the
business in an obnoxious and inconsiderate manner and, in general, incurred the dislike of tlie people.
As a result, thousnnds of Independent telephone companies sprang into existence in the United States and
it is said that their combined service
exceeds that of the Bell Telephone
ln Canada the Independent movement has been much slower, but it
has at last broke forth and many Independent operating companies are
being organized. In tlie Western
Provinces, * where whole municipalities are being peopled in a year,*.the
slow-going, arrogant methods of tho
Bell Company and its refusal to give
telephone service to rural communities lias led to the building of Government telephone systems.   -
Even ior a time ufter the patents
of the Bell Company had expired,
both in Canada and the States, the
Bell Company refused to sell telephones to the Independent Companies. As a result of this attitude of
tlie Bell Company and the great Independent or opposition growth,
many telephone manufacturing companies have mown up and prospered
in the United States and the Bell
Company haB been torced to change
its policy, both in the operating and
manufacturing field. For years the
Bell Company refused to give any
farmer line or rural telephone service
unless the entire coat of construction
and installation was advanced by the
subscribers and a heavy yearly rental
guarantee. Now, wherever competition exists, the one-time arrogant and
unmanageable Bell Company is either
installing rural lines or offering connections for rural lines at low cost
to the farmers and municipalities who
will install their own local lines.
In the manufacturing field the policy is also changed. Not only is the
Bell Telephone Company willing and
anxious to sell telephones and telephone supplies to farmers and others,
but even goes to the extreme and
manufactures under different names
and denies its identity in order to
fool tlie Independents and thus get
their money and gain possession of
their, pinna of development. The
Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Co.,
of Chicago, Illinois', is a notable illustration of this policy in the Slates.
Even in Canada a notable change
hns most suddenly come over
once arrnfant and stiff-necked Bell
management, and the Northern Electric Company of "Montreal has opened an office in Winnipeg and hns an
agent hustling for Western business.
Both the Kellogg Company and the
Northern Electric Company are out
and out Bell Companies, owned and
controlled by the Bell Company, but
working under separate names and
separate management in order to fool
the public.
Any Independent telephone company, or Province, or Municipality,
who dealB with either of the above
named Bell Companies not only encourages and aids the Bell Telephone
monopoly financially, hut furnishes
to their enemy and competitor, the
Bell Telephone Company, advance
knowledge of the amount of business
that said Company or Government
intends to do.
Hard  Up
"How frightfully hard up Jones
is," remarked Smith. "He never
seems to have any money."
"Oh," said Brown, "hns he been
trying to borrow from you?"
"No," said Smith, "I was trying to
borrow from bim."
Minard's Liniment Cures Colds, &c.
First College President���Did you approach the millionaire?
Second College President���Yes, he
donated a yell.���New York  Sun.
Jones���That was a scathing sermon
on mean men the parson gave us last
Sunday. Wonder what Smith thought
about it?
Peckem���You have my opinion on
tihe subject, and that settles it.
Biifkins���Did your wife settle your
opinion for you?
There will always remain something
to he said of woman as long as there
is one on earth.'��� Boufflers.
J\\&r&^r&r&^?-*V^'M-/, ���*_?
Yv*__*.. -_.*i_-*-i^/**��>**_t.��_. yi/ ,_ffi_
The right mttil ceiling Icwcth fira-riik, bam lift e��
any interior, is cleanly snd Im* tlmoit forever.
Such i ceiling it eanly pul up, and cotli ao mote
then the common kioat.    Leaia the facta about
More lhan 2,000 -_.eii_.nt, niitahle (or every uae.
Side-walk in equal variety to match. Lei ui
���end you a book that telle (lie who'*, .lory of
tha ceiling that ihowt no leanu.    Addreir���    Sll
The PEDLAR People '____}
Oibawa Montr**?al Ottawa Toronto London Winnipeg
AU our garments are made for hard
wear. Strong where strength is necessary and perfectly finishad.
"You were married before the war,
were'nt, vou."
"Well, ves, the fighting did start a
few weeks after the ceremony."���
Smart Set.
Do not let a cold settle on your
lungs. Resort to Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup at the first intimation
of irritation in tlie throat and prevent
disease from lodging in the pulmonary organs. Neglected colds are tho
cause of untold suffering throughout
the country, all of wliich could have |
heen prevented by the application of
this simple but powerful medicine.
The price, 25 cents, brings it within
the reach of all.
Freddy���Love, darling, is a disease.
Dolly���Yes, and with some it appears to be a lingering disease.
And then he called for his hat and
cane.���Chicago Daily News.
The parson's wife had sent an order
tor a leg of mutton, and received in
return the following note: "Dear
Madam,���I have not killed myself this
���week, but can get a leg off my brother
John Sirloin."
Somewhat Mixed
From an address given to a scientific society near Manchester: I am
glad that the bread which I cast on
the waters nine or ten years ago has
turned up trumps and is now yielding fruit.
Miser's Curious Epitaph
"Though poor, he maketh many
rich," is the epitaph of a man who.
notorious for his miserly habits, died
some time ago nt Peterborough, leading ��50,000. It is said to have been
of his own choosing.
A Choice
"Bilkins tells me he is getting awfully tired of living alone."
"I should think he'd marry and settle down."
"I wns talking with him about it
the other day, and he says he doesn't
know whether to get married or buy
a phonograph."
*T"HE above cut glass Watef
Set, composed of one jug
and six tumblers, which sells at
-$10.00 is exceptional value.
"THE design is one of our
latest, while the cutting
and finish is unexcelled.
���EVERY   piece   bears  the
stamp "Ryrie," which is
the  best guarantee  of   both
quality and workmanship.
������nd for our Catalogue.
Ryrie Bros.,
134-138 Yontie St.
A Mystery
"To-morrow," announced five-year-
old Sidney proudly to his kindergarten
teacher, "is my birthday." "Whv."
returned she, "it is mine, too." The
boy's face clouded with perplexity,
and after n brief silence, he exclai.m-
Vd *--''Hq**5 did. y.ou Ufit so much big-
ger'n nie? ��� LippfnWtVs Magazir*e.
���very packet
will kill
more fl lea then
300 aheeta
of sticky paper
i j__ 80LD BY	
10c. per packet, or 3 packets for 15c
will laat a whole eeaeon.
W.   N.   U.   No.   1361 �����
ank of cMontreal,
CAPITAL ALL PAID UP, .114,400,000.       -       -       REST, $11,000,000
President���Loan Btkathcona ano Monti? Rotal. ,
Vice-Preniditnt-���Hon. <iieoit��ii A. Iirommokd.
General Manager���B. S. Cloubton.
(���ranches In All The Principal Cities In Canada
' A General  Banking* *��usineas Transacted.
Winter Wear For
The Children.
No   nee.I   for parents  in  any   part
the Slocin to.sen.I east for tlieir
Children's wear,
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******* **** * ************ **************** *+*>**���****
I* Please accept onr thanks for your generous
|j patronage this Xmas season.
$���*��� We wish vou all a
,      .. >\    fl. G. FISHER; Manager.
..;.-;.:       c* -*��� i ..*     ���--.*-.* c -.- ���
l.,'lt*IISIO(9.,').l,........OtS. I)
Slocan flDtntng IRevtew.
Subscription %'i.OO per annum, strictly
in advance.   No pay, no paper,
AnVKllTISlNII   Katies:
Notices to Delinquent Owners - $13.00
" for Crown .Grant** - - 7.50
" " Purchase of Land - 7.60
"     " License to Cut Timber 5.00
All locals will he cltftrged for nt lhe rate
ol !6o. per line each inane.
Transient rates made known on application.    Np room for Quack*.
Address ��.!1 Communications end make
OJieijues payable to
JNO.   J
Editor an
���alma Angrignon
General Freighting
and Transfer.
New Denver, B.C.
Attention To Miners and
Loggers. ,
Vie have lioiif.lii for spot rash sixty
puirH of lii*_h cut Hlnciier black kip
shoes, hand made, extension soles and
lieclfl, which we are going to sell nl. $0.00
a pair; regular shoemakers price $0.00.
Will ship to any address on receipt of
For tills week will sell 'i bi.r packages
Pearline for Wets,
Watch out for our bij* cut in prices
nest issue. 25 per cent less than you
ui e pa_ inn.
? And at prices that will suit vou.
e If yon  live in  New Denver,  call and
J inspect, my stock.   If yon live *t Slocan,
��� BJl.erton, RoBobery, Nakusp; Three
e Forks or Sandon, drop Ine a line, we
J       cun certainly ilo business together.
1908 Diaries iu Stock now
Make yourself fafnlliar with the
above rates and Save Trouble.
Vlrglnea mineral claim, situate in tlie
Arrow Lakes Mining Division of Wont
Kootenay District. Where located:
���On Koojkanox creek about 8 milts
from its mojltl).
Take notice tbat I, Samuel Walker,
of Burton City, Kroo Miner's Certificate
No. B.96285, inlend sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for* Certificate of Improvements for tlie purpose of obtaining a
(Crown Gant of tbo above claim.
And further tnko notico that action
under section 87, must be commenced
before the Issuance of such Certilicate
of Improvements.
Dated this 86th day of Nov. A.D. 1007
Slocan Land District���District of
Take notice that Sidney Yalea Brockman, of New  Denver, accountant,  intends to apply for  permission  to purchase tlio   following    described   laud.
Commencing at a post planted .at thc
N.E. corner of Jot 8101,   thence east R0
chains; ihence eouth 40 chaint;  tlienc
���westSO chains; tlience nortli 40 chains
to point of commencement and Contain-
ng S20 Bcres, moro or leas.
' fclept. 34th 1*307
District of West Kootenay.
Take notice that Andrew Wallace,
acting as agent lor thu Silverton Lum-
ber and Power Company, of Silveiton
B.C., Contractor, apply for
permission to purchase the following
described land: Commencing at a post
planted on the oast shore ol Slocan lake
about one mile eouth of Rosebery, and
marked A. W.'s south-west corrier,
theneeeaat,[about ono chain to the right
of way of the Nakusp and Slocan railway
theme north DO chains, along the railway lo the shorn of tlie lake, thence
southerly along the lake shore to point
pi commencement, containing live, acres
morn or less,
November lath, 1007.
Groceries S
My stock of CANNED GOODS
is always Fresh, and *-.ery customer receives  honest valuo for
money spent*.
Have you seen ray line of Ladies Blouses
and  the assortment of (ancy goods
I am now displaying ?
Puv me a visit.
Zhc Slocan '��)otet
13. C.
Slocan Land District���District of
T.kenotKat'To^ns.of Ne,v Headquarter,   for  Mining  Men
.Denver,   mill  operator,   intends to ap-
jily for  1 j .'ni - lion to purchase tho fol-
towinsr described lam
at -.4 poet planted on the
.'eat snore of
blocan Lake about one half mile in a
southerly direction from Mill creek;
commencing at a post marked A. <>.'3
S.E. corner post, thence UO chains went
I :- -:ce 40 chains north, th. rice ..'..* chains
east, khence -10 chains south to place
���of commencement, contaiuinK 80 acres
more or less
Dated at New Denver, Oct. 31stl 007.
,Slocan Lund   District���District of
West   Kootenay.
Tako notice that Henri Robt. Jorand,
oi Slocan, barrister, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following
describ.d land. Commencing at a post
planted at the north-east rorner of Lot
,1.2, ihence. south 40 chains; thenco
east 20 chains j thence north 40 chains;
thence west 20 chains to point of Ouu.-
mencetnent and containing 80 arris
more or le��n.
November 16, 19l>7.
Slocan I and District��� -District
West  Kootenay.
Take notice that, Charles C'larkson
Rhodes, of Nelson, B.C., book keeper,
intends to applv lor permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing ut a poat planted ou the
east boundary of lot SSI.', at a point 40
chains south'of the north-east, cornet*
of ssiii lot, thence soutli 80 cliains;
thence east 20 chains; ihence north 80
chains, tlience west 20 chains 10 point
of commencement, and containing 1,80
acres, more or less.
November J6, 1007. 16-25
Tho only Public Baths
in tbe Bloean.
Agent for the Kootenay St����m
A^AA***AAA* ***** *<}****** ***!>******"*********** A**''
New Denver
Always a good supply of
home-fed Beef, Mutton
aud  Pork ou baud.
Poultry, Game and
Fish in season.
provincial Essayer
ano Chemist
Sandon Assay Office
Iron, Silica,
Ordinary Tariff 1
Cold, Silver, L-rsd, Copper,
$1.00 each.
Silver wilh Copper or I^ead, Manganese,
Lime, 81.50 each.
Zinc,  Antimony,    Sulphur,   Cold and
Silver, .8.00.
Gold, Silver, with Lead or Coppsr, Zino
and Silver, .2.50.
Silver, Zinc and Lead   '.8 00
Gold, Silver, Zinc, Lead and Iron, .4.00
Special Rates tor Mine and Will Work.
professional Cares*
Shelf    and   Heavy   Hardware,   Mine
Smelter and Mill Supplies.
-A.   O.  Ostloy
Correspondence Invited
Madonna Block
New Denver, B.C.
Box 87.
Hermann never
Lowe cStr. P-IesJl
Capitalization $30,000
First-class Rooms ; First-clas3 Meals ; First-class Bar; Special
attention to Tourists; Luxury and comfort when visiting this
favorite summer resort absolutely firuaranteed. Guides furnished for Hunting arid Mountain Climbing* Parties. Gasoline
launch in connection. Incomparable Scenery and Climate.
Facing lake and glacier this hotel offers all that is required
to make your visit a memorable one.     Write or wirn to���
JL.A. Jacobson. Prop., Nov/ Denver/B.C.
I , ,.,'S-Z..... - ,  ���,��� ��� .���_���_____
Excursions East.
J w eller and
Late with J. O. Patenaude, Nolson.
Repairs to Brooches, Pins, etc. in Gold
or Lead Solder.
All work guaranteed.      Special attention to mail orders.
Sandon, B.C.
TORONTO and all points
west thereof
In Ontario and Quebec,  Quobec,
St John, Halifax, ami other
Maritime Province Cities.
Kate* on application,
Ticket-ou sale  daily December 1
to December 31.
Round Irip First Clans, three
months' limit.
Halifax, St. John, or Portland and return
to any
Fresh Milk delivered
part of the town.
Outaido points supplied regularly.
H. S. NELSON   -    -   Proprietor.
Return Ocean Fares; Saloen,
|104.50; Second, **70; Steerage
$55 and np according to steamer,
For detailed information, failings
ocean steamer**", first class or
tourist sleeper reservations, apply
to local agents or
E.   J.   COYI.B,  A.l.r.P.A.
John Mo*, D.P.A., Nelson.
B *���**__________
Ladies' Dress 10c
"      Silk Blouse or Ball
Gown 60c
Towels, handarchiefs, petticoats, socks, etc Me do*.
Working men washing 10c pee.
Collars 3c. Shirts 16c
Special attention to shipping orders.
Put up In Pint Bottles for Family end Hotel Trade,
We guarantee its Strength and Purity.
MAI).'!   av  nia
The Leading Hotel of the Silvery Sloaafc
when visiting this famous Silver-
Lead Mining Camp. Every
comfort for the Traveling Public.
A Well-Stocked Bar aud Excellent Pool Table.
Hugh Niven, Proprietor
local Salesman Wanted for
New Denver
Aad Adjoining District to represent
Canada's Greatest Nurseries
Trccb of right ciae and aga for British
Columbia planting. Crown on limestone toil; hardier and longer lived than
coast trees.
A permanent situation, Ttrriterr reserved ; Pay   w��<akly ; Fr���� outfit.
Write for particulars.
Stope & Wellington
(Licensed by B.C. Government.)
TORONTO       -      - '      ONT.
***** * * * ****************4
l Lucerne , &   \
I Shaving Parlor.
Should your business or pleasure take
you to Sandon at any time, call ot
the   Kootenay   and  let Ed. or
George mix you the famous
Sandon Cocktail or your
own favorite lotion.
No frost here. Two shifts always.
Warm Cosy Roomg.        Restaurant  in
connection.   Excellent Pool Table,
Bar well Stocked.
Sandon, B. C*
Hea&quartere for flDtnin-s ano GraveUinfl HD*?��
Meals First Class. Bar, The Best
"Rooms Xarse, Clean'ano Cog?.
m \mw
VICTORIA     Hill m Sloan We
Manufacturers of Pine Lumber, Shiplap, aad
Finishing Fir and Tamarac, Dimension, Etc.
m Box 28.
A. OWENS, Manager
^tlwrton, B.O.
Recognised by the Travelling
Public, Miners and Mining
Men to be the Best Hotel iu
the Slocan. The bar is stocked with thc choicest quenchers.
TO Spencer * prop
under tho provisions ot the Aseetfu-
nient Act, rajpectini! the Assessment
Rolls for the year 1008 (or tho Slocan
Assessment District, will be held as
In the Government Office, Knslo, U.O,
10th December, 1907, at 10 a.m.
In   tlie    Mining    Recorder's   OfTlce,
Slocnn City,  December,  1007,  at
the hour of 2 p.m.
In the Government Office, New Denver,   B.C.,  12tii December, 1007,  at 2
l>.m .
In  tho  Reco Hotel,  Sandon,  B.C.,
18th December, 1907, at 10 a.m. '
Judge of Court ol llevinion
and Appeal.
Kaslo, B.C.,
"2nd November. 1007.
-inch to iyi inch, also 'i-inch
Galvanized Pipe.
and   ;.(   Prass  Pipe and
Fittings for Launches.
Herbert Cue, New Denver Bakery,
Box 44
Rubber Packing Always Kept.
Pipe ent to any length.
Sinks,  J.ead traps, etc., etc.
 Denver Waterworks
��. in. wiibbowson   Company, Ltd.
I\\nere\e oon_nct-nl on Hir.rt
ti0110��� *.. any point lu the dli.
irict.    Ebclii alrrftyn In -stuck.
Slocan Land District���District of
West Kootmiay.
Take notice Ihnti the Ontario-Blndan
Lumber Co., Ltd., Ol tjlocan, B.C.,
Lumbermen, intend to apply for a special timber license ovor the followin**
described lands: Corniaencing at n
p st, planted iifre>''ly opposite the 17
mila board of tlie N. & S. Railway and
on the aouth side of Bonanza creek and
marked '���Ontarlo-.llocan Lumber Cn.,
Ltd., X,E. coiner," thenc-- south 40
chains, tlience west 160 chain*, tnence
north 40 chains. Ihence east 160 chains,
to point, of commencement and containing 160 acres more or lens and covering
��� thu same uro'ind formerly covered by
Timber license No. 10818.
December Hit, 1907.
Per D. St. Denis, Agon!.
District of West Kootenay.
Take notico that I, John D. Keid, of
SloLun City, B.C., prospector, intends
toayply for permission to purchase the
following described land:
Commencing at a post near Ten Miln
Creek, Lot 8428,  about  400  feet lontli
of post marked "J.D.R,"tunning south
20   chains,  east 20  chains,   north  20
chains, west 20 chains to point of oam-
Dated Sept. 80th, 1907.
O 30 7
AD flDcXcan,
Colin J. Campbell
Notary Public
phone 2.
P.O. BOX 10
Gold, SllTer,0,ipperorLead, each, ���l<*o
tiold-BilTsr.,,1.60 8ilv��r-Lead. ..1.&0
Zinc. .$2.00 Geld Silver with Copper or
Lead.. 2.50.
Prompt rUtustinn   _*!Tin to ill sr.mplal.
25 pur cent, discount nro 1 f***�� samples
P.O. Drawer, 1108 Phane A67
Slocan Land District*���Distiict of
Wost Kootenay.
Take notice that I, Marion  Mclnnes,
Annus Mclnnes, aijent, of New Denver,
spinster, intend to apply for  permi-sion
to  purchase   tbe   followin**    described
land:     Commencing at'a post planted
at the north-west corner  of   lot  2,SOU
G.I., Kootenay district, t-h_nce west 30
chain'1, th'ence south  30 ch'slnl,  tbence
east 20 chaina,   thence north  20   chains
to the place of commencement containing 40 acres more or leas.
Dated November 3*>ril, 1007.
A. Mclnnes; Agent.
___�� Qst&c&.i'
II. J. G. ANGELL      -      - Manager. !
Slocan Land District���District of
West   Kootenay.
T.\ko notice that I, Andrew Jacobson,
agent for J. E. Brouse, of New Denver,
physician, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
land: Commencing at a post where
lot 8690 intersects with lot 4"5 and
marked,'fl N.K. corner post
tlience south 15 chains, thence east 40
chains, thence soutli 20 chains, thenca
wist SO chains tlience north 2fi chains
more or lens to the boundary of lot 8690
CL, tlience eait 80 chains more or less
to the cornerof lot SUOfi, thence north
10 chainB, thence east 10 chains to the
pointof commencement, contatniifs 200
acres more or less. The land is citnate
about ;.'._ of a miie from tbe bead of Slocan lake.
Dated November 22nd, 11)07.
J. 80, Andrew Jacoli�����*i, Agent
*e****tM****<&***<o*^***rQa+ajA,aw******)*******?*1'******* -j-
Go to Wilson's for
Heavy Goods,
firon, StteeS, etc.
SILVERTON,  F3.C. ,     |
^W-W*9'*-*?t*$--?^ H* *���**���-!'*?' $Wr**^Vi4r4e4>Vii4**4>*$ ������������


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