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(JHAND FOKKS, 15. ('., SATURDAY, AI'UIL 2J$, 1898;
£_ Timely Topics. ^
It ls Impossible Io borrow trouble
without paying usurious Interest.
The Buffalo Express says: "Anybody wbo caD ride a bicycle can go to
war."   Fall In, girls!
A scientific exchange snys: "The
number of rows on an ear of corn ls
always even."    That's odd.
The Denver Times snys: "An Indian
chief will sell anything but his blanket." He ls completely wrapped up
In It.
Apart from other circumstances, thnt
four and n half per cent loan shows the
degree of Interest England takes in
Speaking of the "wnr spirit," It mny
as well be admitted thnt the Kentucky
moonshiners are still turning out a good
deal of It.
It Is said that a French officer has Invented a noiseless cannon which ls very
destructive. Why not Introduce It for
use ou the Fourth of July?
It should be unnecessnry to state that
the use of the wheel by Chinese women
Implies more or less of a revolution In
that conservative country.
Reformer Charlotte Smith "demands
that the Secretary of War shall enlist
80,000 unmarried women at once to
fight Spain."   Why so many?
It has been discovered that forty-four
different muscles are called Into piny
whenever a man snys "I'll take the
snine."   It's the snme wheu he smiles.
The United States has no use for the
Philippine Islands and no Intention of
annexing them; but then they might
prove a very acceptable present to
When the surprising figure of over
900,000 is announced as the number of
telephones In this country, It's a very
plegmntlc nature that Isn't Inclined to
exclaim, Hello!
That New Jersey man who has made
seven unsuccessful attempts to commit suicide should not despair. Warm
weather will soon be here and then he
can easily walk out of the State.
An Ohio mau lias written to the navy
department to advise that all American men-of-war be armed with rubber
instead of steel. He probably thinks
such a cruiser would win In the stretch.
People cry out, "This Is an unherolc
age!" and while they are yet speaking
some act of splendlng daring, like that
of the Boston firemen who lately died
ln the defense of property, puts them
to silence.
It hns been discovered that the recent fatal flre In Pittsburg, which
claimed a half-dozen victims, was
caused by an explosion of whisky.
What sort of stuff do those ntrtsburg-
ers drink, anyway?
Americans abroad carry,their patriotism wllh them. Those In London huve
raised a considerable fund for the survivors of the Maine explosion, and
those In Mexico City have started a subscription for a monument to those who
were lost.
It Is disheartening to read of the conviction for fraud of a youthful scion of
a noble Knglish house, whose ancient
motto, "-Ne vile veils," may be rendered, "Choose nothing base." Gentle
birth has Its obligations, as the old
French proverb reminds us, and one of
them certainly must be to keep unstained a name made honorable by generations of worthy ancestors.
One duty of ministers ls to say,
"Come." "Don't come," is the message
of a missionary at Dawson City, and It
ls given to warn away the multitude
dreaming that there Is wealth for tiiem
lu the Yukon district. He Is thus
proachlug physical salvation, for "the
couutry ls already overcrowded, and
the supply of labor Is greater than the
demand." Do not forget those two
words, "Don't come!"
Occasions like the present fill the
crank with unutterable Joy. He finds
himself translated Into his element-
that of conceiving fantastic schemes
and projects and of startling the country with the novelty of his Inventions.
He has Implicit faith ln them, and sees
nothing Incongruous ln their acceptance. A most sanguine Individual, he
entertains not the slightest misgiving
aa to the practicability of his suggestions, and he cannot be Induced to concede the possibility of failure.
Besides the Income tax, there Is In
Trnssla, though not lu the rest of Germany, a tnx on capital, as upon land
and household property. All fortunes
under £:«)0 are exempt from taxation.
The minister of finance has just published the results of this "capital tax"
for 1897, and these reflect a picture of
the financial condition of the well-to-do
population of Prussia, exclusive of
small capitalists. The aggregate wealth
of those liable to taxation amounted to
£3,800,000,000, an Increase upon 1890 of
more than £827,000,000. Of this sum £2,-
000,000,000 goes to the credit of tbe
towns, the other £1,300,000,000 to that
of the country. Only 5,4*40 taxpayers
possess a fortune of £50,000, and of
these only 1,891 have more than £100,-
000.   Floating capital totaled £1,100,-
000,000, and landed properly, £1,200,-
0011,0110. Of those who possess over £50,-
000 1,100 reside In Berlin.
It Is all of a piece with the tyrannical
French Government Unit Zola's friends
should be punished for their share,
however slight, In his recent trial. One
would thluk France bad returned to the
dnys when any objectionable person
could be clapped into the Bnstile, fulfills beautiful third republic goes the
monarchy one better, and out-Herods
Herod by punishing a man's defenders.
It Is hoped that Col. Plcqiiiirt Is not
cast down by being placed on the half-
pay of lieutenant; nud not being permitted to wear n military uniform. Ills
turn will come yet, and though there
nre no more Bastlles to be destroyed,
what now stands for that prison must
lu time be also overthrown. It is
known that states nnd nations die like
everything else lu nature, that fashions
pnss and are reborn once lu so many
decades, and it may be that the fashion
of tyranny Is to return by wny of Paris.
At all events, the spirit that fostered
the Commune ls rife. •
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The details of the terrible heat which
prevailed In February In certain colonies of Australia show It to hnve been
one of the most fenrful nnturnl visitations of modern times. The wnter In
the wells and streams dried up and
large rivers shrunk to the size of
ditches, miles and miles of farms were
burned over, nnd townships were blotted out by biiBh fires. The shipping
was stopped by tlie dense clouds of
smoke. The flsh In thc rivers nud the
cattle and sliccp ou the plains were destroyed and no one knows how many
human beings were lost. The towns
and cities were rilled with crowds of
half-naked and terror-stricken people
who had lost everything they had in
the world. Following the awful blistering heat came storms and tornadoes
which added to the terror and then epidemics began their dendly work. The
vlsltntion extended as far south as Melbourne. It will be a long time before
Australia will recover from the disaster. The harvests were destroyed, and
having no wheat to export the Australians have had to purchase nnd have
beeu sending their gold to San Francisco for that purpose. The pasturage
was also destroyed, which means the
loss of the sheep. As It ls the great
wool producing section of the world,
It follows that the price of wool will go
The large Increase In the consumption of rmgar in the world ban mnde
the yield of thnt stnple the subject of
considerable investigation. Tlie uor-
ninl yield of sugar In the world ls
8,000,000 tons per annum, of which
something over half comes from beets.
The cane sugar comes chiefly from the
West Indies and the Island of Java.
The growth of the beet-sugar Industry
ln the United States has become a
vory Important Item In our domestic
trade. In 1888 our product was 2,800
tons; In 1890 it was 12,000 tons; In 1894
it was 20,000 tons, and last year It
reached 43,000 tons, and the business
is as yet ln Its Infancy. Very much of
this Increase is due to the bounty paid
to sugar producers by the government
between July, 1891, and July, 1895.
That sugar Is as necessary as salt for
human food Is claimed by medical men,
but the amount consumed per capita
seems to bear no relation to thc actual
necessities of the human race. It seems
to be a rule that ln those countries
where the spirit of navigation, commerce, travel and colonization is strong
the general consumption of sugar ls
large, whereas In those countries where
such a spirit is not dominant the demand for sugar ls diminished. In England, whicli ls clearly lirst among tlie
maritime nations, the consumption of
sugar is 80 pounds per cnplta annually;
lu Denmark It ls 45; in Holland, 31; In
France, 30; ln Norway and Sweden, 25;
ln Russia, 10; In Italy, 7; In Turkey, 7;
in Greece, 6; and ln Servla, 4. In the
United States the consumption of sugar
per capita lias very steadily Increased
for many years. In 1878 the amount
was 84 pounds for each Individual, ln
1881 It wns 44 pounds, In 1886 It was 5(1
pounds, In 1891 It was 00 pounds, but
ln 1897 It was 01 pounds. It does not
seem to make much difference with the
use of sugar whether or not a nation
produces It, for In Austria, the sugar
yield of which Is very lrage, the people
use only 19 pounds ench, yet ln Switzerland, where no sugar at all is produced,
the In dividual consumption ls 44
pounds. One would naturally suppose
that the two peoples who use the most
tea would use substantially tlie same
quantity of sugar, but take England
and Itusslu, the two great ton-drluking
peoples of Europe; the one uses 8(1
pounds of sugar pel' capita and the
other only 10. There Is no doubt that
a very large proportion, of the sugar
used by a nation ls eaten ln the form
of confectionery. Oaudy Is used more
and more by individuals who have long
since ceased to be children, and while
a few years ago a candy manufactory
was a wire thing, even lu this country,
the bonbon box filled with sweets Is
now generally to lie found on the table
ln the sittilng-Tooni of the well-to-do
family. In cars, on the street nnd at
the theater people are frequently seen
with a box of choice confectionery,
which they are eating with Infinite enjoyment
BEGIN ns early ns Thursday,
when you cun clean and dear up
the pantry. Give tbe beds an extra airing; peep Inlo tbe cellar and every other nook or comer, and determine
j that you really will cense from your
usual labors on Sunday nfter tills. Friday  ls generally acknowledged  to be
| the regular dny for sweeping, dusting,
general cleaning nud straightening up
| nil aliout the house. Saturday morning
Is left for kitchen cleaning and Sunday
To economize ln time and oilier matters, n good-sized piece or ment to roast
or boll can be cooked for Saturday dinner; and nny neat, smart woman can so
prune, nnd at the snme time keep Intact, such piece of meat that It will
seem ns though first cut when served
the next dny. If n fowl Is ordered, It
enn be dressed nnd cooked on Satur-
day nnd set aside till wanted for Sunday dinner. A pan of escolloped potatoes can be prepared Saturday morn-
lug, or n pot of beans can be baked by
Saturday night, Either mny be hented
quickly uext duy, and will be fouud ns
good ns if freshly done. Cold mashed
potatoes nre ns fine as when first cooked, If they are thoroughly healed
through and stirred briskly Just before
serving. Then conventional cookies,
cuke, pie, pudding or whatnot for Sunday dessert ou this occaslou I would
scorn. If too good to keep good over
one day, which cannot be done wllh
some good victuals, with good bread
aud butter, gravy with the meat if
liked, vegetables quickly warmed or
served cold, pickle and fruit, you will
hnve uot only u good dinner, but n
pleasurable meal, as you eat lu rest,
Joy and pence on this
Day of nil tbe week the best,
Emblem of eternal rest;
hut which with most mothers who do
their own housework Is in reality the
hardest and most tiring dny of the
week. Where there nre several Biuall
children in the family, one or two of
them enn hnve the weekly bath as early
as Friday evening, the others as early
as may lie Saturday, nnd yourself ou
That mother who finds herself and
household ready for Sunday will not
fall to enjoy nnd use rightly the Sabbath. Being prepared, 'here 1* time,
and strong Inclination, partly because
there Is time, to show real mother-love.
She has oue opportunity each week to
make her love appear tangible to the
Able Girl Violinist.
The latest American triumph In London ls that of Miss Leonora Jackson,
the Boston girl who has astonished the
metropolis with her abilities as a violinist. Born nineteen years ago, Miss
Jackson displayed as a child u remarkable talent for music, nnd at 15 was
sent to Europe to study the violin with
Thc Female Reporter—I am Just dying to be orlglnnl—send me somewhere
that no lndy reporter has ever gone.
The Editor (musingly)—Well, you
might go to heaven—The Yellow Book.
A mnn hnd arrangements made to
commit suicide, but growing more desperate got married Instead.
It's a trying Mme for a woman when
she vial's lier dressmaker.     . .
Dr. Joachln at the Berlin Hochschule.
She mnde such excellent use of her opportunities tbat she carried off the
Mendelssohn state prize ln Berlin from
all the tlermnn competitors. Iu October, 1800, Miss Jackson appeared on
the concert platform with the Berlin
Phllharmanic Orchestra, the conductor
being Dr. Joachim, nnd has taken part
since then In concerts In various continental towns, her playing having beeu
spoken of everywhere iu laudatory
Kuiotioniil Women.
Emotional women, and such are the
majority, who spend their nervous
forces through the emotional nature,
suffer physical prostration without any
apparent cause. They are of tlie kind
that break down without suspecting
what ls the secret canker. One of the
new discoveries of hygiene is the fact
that ln the emotions we have within
ourselves an effective menus of suicide.
If the emotions nre not properly restrained nnd regulated the body may
be slowly but surely worn out.
When the Henrt I. Heavy.
"There is always a remedy for a
heavy heart," writes Uuth Ashinore iu
the Lndles' Home Jourunl. "It mny be
lu work—It oftetiest Is. It mny be in
thinking out the Joys tbnt have beeu
given to you, and the sorrows from
whicli you have been saved. It may be
ln helping others by sympathy, or In
whatever way help is most needed.
But tbe heavy heart can always be
made light If self ls forgotten, and the
needs of others are remembered, and,
as far as possible, relieved. Not one
of us can learn to become light-hearted
ln a day, or a week, or a month, or a
year, for It ls the lesson of life, this
knowing how to lift our hearts up and
give tliein help unto those who nre In
need. It Is a good fight—this oue
against allowing one's self lo be sub-
merged In personal griefs—It is a good
light, ami out of It yoll can come conqueror If you will. Do you Intend io
give up the light and fall by the way-
Side overcome by a heavy heart, or to
go along Ihrough life as a brave wo-
niun should? You must decide this
early lu your life."
Beautiful Hungarian.
Hungary, famed tor the beauty nnd
wit of Its women, hns none more charming than Baroness Daniel, the most
popular of her countrywomen, the leader of Hungarian fashion and a power In
the kingdom's politics. She is the wife
of the minister   of    commerce,    and
through her husband wields great Influence lu public affairs. She is at the
bend of almost every charitable institution, nnd there Is no movement of
any public importance In which sho
docs uot take part. On the occasion of
the visit of the German emperor to
Budapest her excellency did tlie honors of the Park Club, which was visited
by his Imperial majesty, who on taking
leave of the baroness complimented her
by kissing her hnnd In accordance with
the custom prevalent In Hungary.
The Old Ureas.
Whnt shnll we do with the poor .,iil dress.
Fit to be east iisi.le    _.      .,   .,,
Long ere out of life's stiirnl aiid stress
Its busy owner died?
Not worth remaking, and room is scarce.
And to ieave it hung lu its uluee
Menus sudden pangs of a scarce-healed
And u lost beloved face.
Yet that dress was shabby that close beside
Another of silk might hang,
And It brushed its neighbor nestling there
With uever a grudging pang.
For the heart that beat in the shabby
Loved the heart in the silken dress.
And left It a lesson of lifelong love
Aud patient unselfishness.
O silent witness of mother-love
Till the wurm heart fell asleep!
Good enough for the mother's wear—
Theu good enough to keep!
Fold it away with reverent hands
And quiet and loving tears,
Then pray for the heart iu the silken dress
Through the motherless coming years!
—Harper's Bazar.
The Bathtub.
If a bathtub ls zlnc-llned, It can be
made to look like a sliver tub if rubbed
vigorously with a cloth moistened by
kerosene. In fact a housekeeper would
do well to see tliat such a tub gets a
weekly rub of this kind all through the
year. That distressing water mark
which occurs often ln tlie tub of the
best-regulated families needs to be1
watched, nnd It enn surely be avoided
by the weekly kerosene rub. If the
tub ls marble, and has been discolored
by drippings from the fam-el, scour It
with pulverized chnlk, moistened with
ammonia. Another good way to clean
marble ls to use a stroug solution of
washing soda, inlo which a little whiting has beeu dissolved. Cover the
marble wllh the mixture, and let it remain on for aliout an hour. The rub
It off, and polish the marble with alcohol.
la no i li nt Spaniard, and I Ial In ill..
Italians aud Spaniards are distinguished above all oilier women lu Europe by reason of tlu-.r profound Ignorance, due ln the main to their incurable
Indolence. Tbey do not even possess
the an of elegance of dress, and while j
the fair Spaniard mny be snld to excel I
In the management of the fun and lu
the wearing of the mantilla, her Italian
sister is without a single redeeming
point, save her beauly. Perhaps the
most accomplished woman in Europe,
nt nny rate tlio most brilliant, Is the
Russian, who unites to lier vivacity of
temperament a marvelous facility for
the acquisition of foreign languages,
aud a power of adaptability that ls altogether American. She picks up
knowledge quickly, and makes the most
of it. 	
School for Wives.
A certain enterprising woman here,
says a New Y'ork letter, has sent ou*
prospectuses of a "school for wives."
The art of housekeeping and home-
making are not to be tlie only advantages. Training for peculiar cases la
to be a feature. One Interesting Item
In the course laid down for girls who
Intend to murry poets and painters la,
"One meal a day and one new gown
per annum." __^
The exact original habitat of the
horse Is unknown. ...
Incrcu.lu-r Applicability of the Metal
to Various Ghi-i,
In reply to the* query "f practical men
as to the uses of aluminum, the manufacturers sny thai il Is adapted  lo it
thousand purposes for which strength
and durability, combined with extreme
lightness, are essential requirements.
It serves, for example, ns a sheathlifg
of vessels,  it will be remembered that
on the American racing yacht  Defender aluminum plates, 12 feel long. 5-10
Inch thick, and from 22 lo 30 Inches III
width) were used above the water line; ■
these plates had a very slight alloy of
copper.    Tlie   serviceability   of   aluminum In sail walcr has not been fully
tested.   Owing to lhe action of alkalis
on the pure metal, an alloy Is required,
Aluminum Is also well filter! lo serve |
as roofing material.    Bulk for bulk, it
Is already as cheap   as    copper    and
cheaper   than   nickel   or Uu,    II lends
, llself readily lo the various processes
of stamping or spinning.   The greater
part of lust year's outptll  was sold in
sheoi form.   Aluminum has entered to
a considerable extent Into the manufacture of bicycles, having been successfully used for iilmos! every part of the
bicycle ln which metal is employed at.
nil.    One company casis   the    entire
frame of the machine of an aluminum
; alloy, nndjl Is said that the strength
' ot the frame (bus made Is only surpassed by lhal oi* the highest grade of
j nickel-steel frames.   The various parts
, and fittings of bicycles nre made from
aluminum by several manufacturers,
i nnd many tons of the metal have beeu
| consumed In bicycle factories.
Probably the most Important use to
which aluminum will lie put, at least
| ln the Immediate future, will be for
culinary and household utensils. Besides being very light, and hence far
less cumbersome than any oilier metal
of equal strength and durability now
used in cookery, aluminum Is practically Incorrodible; Prof. Jnmlcson asserts thnt no food now known to ninn
can affect this metal in lhe slightest degree. It is wholly free from every form
i of jKiison, anil it will not taint food.
! These are qualities that are possessed
| by neither iron, copper, tin, nor lead,
; Furthermore, It is a bet ier conductor
of bent than either of Ihe other metals,
The Innocuous nature of the metal Is
I an earnest of its future usefulness In
! surgery. Ii Is already substituted for
I silver as the material of which tubes
I are made to be Inserted in the windpipes of patients on whom the operation of tracheotomy has been performed. For dental plnles, nlso, nlu-
niiiium is particularly well adapted.
Ten years ago uo pure aluminum wns
produced lu the United States, and In
Europe It was produced only at a cost
which virtually prohibited its use in
the arts. To-day it is the rival of copper aud steel In scores of manufactures,
and In a single day more of It Is rolleu
Into sheets than went lo make up lhe
whole world's slock u lew years since.
A round million of dollars docs nol ox-
press lhe value of the American product of 18117, notwithstanding its cheapness as measured by former standards.
No industry lias undergone a greater
transformation than this within the
decade. And yet we are lold lhat this
Is only a beginning.—Review of Reviews.
Great Britain put together. The writer
also took measurements of the wall,
which averaged twenty-five feet lii*;ii
ami fifteen thick, Hi'' foundations be
lug of cut stone, lairl in regular courses,
with mortar, us hard to-day ns lhe
stone llself. The sides of the wall, the
parapets ami ihe lowers are constructed oi burned brick, 'lire inner portion
of ihe wall is filled in with earth and
broken stone, well rammed nnd compacted, while the top, between lire parapets, Is paved with burned brick ond
si,trie. Alirnil every two Ilioiisunrl feet
there Is a lower, some' thirty-five feci
high, forming a pari of lhe wall Itself,
but projecting beyoud ami overlooking
lho face of lhe wall on either Bide.
These lowers evidently formed the
guard rooms or barracks for the soldiers.
Three drops of a black cat's blood Is
n sovereign cure for croup iu the folklore of some people.
In London many people mnke a living
by supplying food for the myriads of
cuts lu that city. They are called "cat's
men I men."
In Naples cats are kept ln the many
churches to cnlcli the mice that lnfcs-t
them. They nre supported by the authorities, und Ihey mny be often seen
during lhe services, sometimes walking
sedately before thc altar during masd
or purring ut the feet of worshipers.
Some time ngo a learned professor
mnde the Important announcement thnt
cuts possess n distinct language which
he declared Is much like thai of the
Chinese, being "musical, mellifluous and
pleasing to lhe senses." He clnlmed lo
hnve discovered slxly pliml.tve words
111 the ent lnngunge.
The cuts on thc Isle of Man hnve no
tails This singular circumstance Is accounted for by a tradition which snys
thut n cut while going on nn errand of
mercy had Ils caudal appendage seised
by the devil, who pulled that member
off close to Ihe body. Since that time
Manx cats have been tailless.
Immensity ol' tho Chinese Wall.
Speaking of the great Chinese wall, a
correspondent of Ihe Washington Post
says: "Being In Peking some thirty
years ago 1 made u Journey to this
great rampart, I spent several days on
top of the wall and lowers, walking nnd
climbing certainly twonty-flve miles
per day. The word climbing Is used
purposely, for many portions of the
wall are exceedingly steep, if merely
mounting these seel ions was exhausting, what niusl have been lhe human
toil in lifting all lhe materials to these
rugged heights, from five hundred to
four thousand feet? l( is true thut thc
wall runs straight np the steepest
niouutuin sldi-s, follows their summits,
and ns abruptly descends Into the deepest valleys nud rnvlnes, thus defying
all rules of modern military nnd civil
engineering, nnd lnws of fortifications.
Earl McCartney, of tlie British embassy, who, in 17U2, visited and mens,
ured the wall, estimated that nt that
time the cubic yards ot materials used
ln Its construction exceeded In bulk all
the materials of all the buildings of
l.ni'ue Tractaof American Rani I'atute
Owned by l-inulish People.
How muclt properly ,1,, English subjects own in America? The aggregate,
based ou absolute I'lii-is, is known to lnnl least 2ii,iiilii,iiini aires.
The largest of all is probably the
Texns possession of the syndicate
which Includes In its membership the
Duke of Beaufort nmi Rutland, Earl
Oadogan and the Baroness Burden-
The total amount of laud held by Ihis
association is 3,200,000 acres, li is. as
Is the case with most of the Texas
land, largely composed of whal Is called
range country—that is. land thnl is better adapted for cattle raising than any*
Ihing else.
Catlle and wheat arc « lin! the English Inveslnt- seems to think money
should be made otl in tlie United
Stales. Thai is why llie syndicate represented by the English capitalist Vincent Scully owns 3,000,000 ncres of hind
In Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois. This
properly is situated in llie hearl ,rt* the
wheat-growing section,
Two American girls who now wear,
by virtue of their marriage to English
peers, two of llie highest British lilies—
lhe Duchess of Marlborough and Lndy
Randolph Churchill—nre Imferested
with Sir Edward Reed in a syndicate
that owns 2,000,000 acres, Bltuated in
Colorado, Wyoming, ami New .Mexico.
This Is purely a cnttle country, nnd <hi
II range thousands ol* head of live Block.
There Is another syndicate which Includes among its members the Earl ol'
Dalhousie, us well as Viscountess
Cross, Lady Hamilton-Gordon, the Marquis Oholmondelcy, and several others.
Here is a holding in a siill different
part of tlie country, tor lhe lands of
rhe syndicate comprise 1,800,000 ncres
in .Mississippi, Including col ion plant.i-
tlons, acres and ar-res of sugar* cane,
anil enough swine to stock a thousand
Lord Tweedale Is a syndicate In himself, and owns a clean 1,800,000 acres.
Like inosi Individual landowners wilh
large holdings, his property Includes a
vast territory which, liko ih.ri of one
nl* the syndicates spoken of, includes
Immense tracts of grazing lands. Nearly all nl' tills minion*'- possesshni is devoted to live stock and liny.
Mother Goose and Her Melodies.
Mother Goose, or Grandmother ' loose,
as she is sometimes culled, wn* nol n
fictitious, but n real Individual. Her
maiden name wns Ellznbelh Foster,
and she was burn lu 10(15. She married
Isaac Goose In 1093, and a few years
after became a member of the old
South Church in Boston, and (lied in
lT.'iN. The first crliiion of her songs,
which were originally sung to her
grandchildren, was published in Boston
lu 171(1 by her Bon-in-law, Thomas
Fleet. II Is said thai Fleet, mil of respect for her, collected the little songs
lhat she sung to her grandchildren Into
book form and published them for the
use of mothers in America. Tlie original editions of Mother Goose's Melodies are now very rare ami valuable,
but so many subsequent Issues hnve
been mnde Hint lhe book Is one of the
best known In the English language,
The song of the little girl and her lillie
curl does not appenr In some of llie
emiy editions, nnd wns probably added
to Ihe collection by some editor subsequent to Fleet.—Globe-Democrat.
His Interpretation of the Scriptures
Was N..1 Orthodox.
Strange are tin' workings of the Infant mind. Tic- little son of a well-
known naval officer stationed hen- bus
advai rl a new version of an old text.
Th,- wife's mother, who makes her
h. in.- wiih her daughter, is of the old
school, a dear creature, with puffs and
caps, who reads her Bible from prefer
enee. li is a custom for her to teach
hcr lillie grandson every day a verse
from iii,- itii,lc. ami on Saturday of'lnsi
ii r-i-k I In- verse selected was:
"Remember Un- Sabbath day, to k,-, p
ll holy."
'lhe child had unusual difficulty in
committing the verse, but, onee mastered, It must have settled deep Inlo
Hie very largest brain cell possessed by
llie  lillie   fellow.
Siiii,lay morning lhe youngsler came,
fresh, white and starched, from bis
nurse's ha nils, nud was deposited on I lull-,,in porch until lhe family assembled
for church. Emerging at the last moment, lhe mother was horrified at the
Blghl of lu-r small offspring seated upon  ihe  lern Ilgglng wllh  all  his
j might inl" Hi,- moist ground.
"Baby, baby, come here this minute. Don't you know It is naughty to
play mi Sunday, and get yourself all
dirt?" cried Hie mother.
The lillie fellow looked up with a
puzzled nir, and made answer: "Why,
muvver dear, 1 is digging holes for
"Digging holes tor Sunday? What
nonsense! Yon bail, bad little son," relumed Uu- mother, none too gently,
Hying to rescue llie ouce Immaculate
**.\,,\v, muvver, dear, I did learn ve
verse from grandma, nnd il was ■Remember ve Salilraili day lo keep it
holy,' and I  i- only digging ve holes
I*,,i- S lay lo make il holy, and I isn't
a bad 'Ittlo son al all."
There was a suspicious trembling
nlr.,ill lire inoll'li. but it is needless I.r
relate thnl Hn- liule philosopher wn*
cntlghl in liis mother's arms and kissed
before lhe cry developed, anil lhal he
I was given iwo plates nf ice cream for
his Sunday dinner, all heenuse of his
original theory.—Washington Star.
I Gen.  Miles Is Fully Acquainted with
All of War's Horrors.
Gen. Miles, as well as almost all of
the other general- of tbe array, entered
lhe lute war with the volunteers.  They
are therefore familiar with the n is
nnd weaknesses of raw recruits, ns well
. as the proper handling of well-trained
men. Gen. .Miles had passed liis inri-
jorlty by only a yeur when he '■".]. the
Held ns a lirsl lletitennnl in 1801, Four
years later lie was ecuitnlssioned a colonel rinii I,revelled rr lii.-ijnl* general for
extraordinary bravery. No privations
of war could terrify him.   He faced thu
j roughest kind of travel nnd the bloodiest kind of guerrilla warfare, not ouly
j during the civil wnr. bul during liis
campaigns ngainsl tlie hostile Indians
on  Hie Western    frontiers as late as
01*..\.   KET.SOS   A.  MILKS
1880.    I Hiring all these exciting campaigns   In- suffered  countless  escapes
from dentil, being shut In tho neck, hip
! and shoulder,
Lost oa Hie Atlantio.
From March, 1840, until March, ISflS,
122 trnns-Atlnnlle vessels—steamships
plying between Europe nnd America
only-were lost en route, nnd as a di-
rect result of this 6,869 lives were lost.
The estimate of lives lost froni various
other cnuses Is 000. Tho number of
steamships never heard from after
leaving port was 17. The Dumber
burned was 9, and lhe number foundered wns 12. The oilier wrecks were
caused by collisions, being washed
ashore, collision with icebergSi etc.
From March, 18!in, lo lhe beginning of
the present year thc loss of life on the
Atlantic has been very much less than
In former years, though one or two
large Steamers hnve had serious mishaps and one was never heard from.—
Washington Times.
Novel Use Cor X Ray.
Spurious mummies lmve from lime to
time been palmed oif on lhe public, und
a doubt arose In a Vienna museum as to
the validity of one daughter of the
Pharaohs in their collection, ll occurred to them, In view of the general
bollowness of life, that bhe young lady
might have been manufactured In Birmingham. So they turned the Roentgen rays uixui her nnd snw nt once
through her many folded wraps the
amulets which the Egyptians placed
upon the bosoms of Iheir dead, thus
proving the genuineness of their specimen.
Prowli g cms Vanquished.
Innumerable cats, lighting, tearing
nboul under the windows and howling
nl ihe top of their unmelodlous voice*.
hnve marie ninny sleepless nights for
the family of Fanner Myers, residing
nm tar out of Doylestown.   They en inn
| from all the country around, choosing
tho yard as the place tor high carnival*.
In  vain  Mr.  Myers  hurled  bootjacks,
|fired liis sholgun and shouted tor lira
nocturnal rioters i" disperse. As summer wore nwny and autumn look lis
placo ihey appeared In greater troops
lhan ever.
A f>-w days ago an artist entered the
farm quarters while painting autumn
landscapes, and ll is to this man's In-
genully that Farmer Myers Is nt Inst
well rid of the nuisance. One night of
ihe uproar was enough lo arouse the
clever boarder to action. With phosphorescent paint he sketched the likeness of a ferocious bulldog on each side
ot lhe house, and confidently promised
the farmer lhat there would be no more
disturbance. When darkness fell again
ihe figures of tlie 'logs stood out in luminous relief, appearing like the ghosts
of real animals awaiting their prey.
Not a cat ventured within the fence,
nor lias one shown himself since upon
the premises. The artist Is considered
by the Myers family n slur boarder.—,
Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
Theatrical Manager—"This play
•Lend Me Five Shillings' Isn't up-to-
date enough tor me." Assistant—
"What shall we do?" Manager—
"Americanize It, bring il down to modern times and call it 'Lend Me a Dol-
lar."—Philadelphia North American,  .
Notwithstanding the hard times, sealskins nre worn the year round—by llie
It Isn't always the most economical
girl who has the smallest waist.
Warships should never be built with
money taken from the sinking fund.
Some bare-faced lies are old enougii
'■to wear a full beard. .  . ssss
:*--.- -X^, -,-,,- .-af
IHE MlNi'i: in prim. ! ou Saturoayt, and will
ba mailed to any address lu Canada or the
United Stctos lor one > enroll receipt ol two
dollars.   Single copies live cents.
rate of Y per column in.-li m-r month.
tbe rate oi 16 cent, per nonpareil Hue lint
Insertion,    Advertisement,  runnii
ahorl rr period than three molillisnreelassed
COHRESPONBENI I! Irom  every  pari     '   11
Val,- District and coinmuiilcatlpns'uiioii lit-ii
r ,i . ,  a ir... -   accepl ible.  ■-. nd ir: your
:,      ivldle il i- fresh, and wc will do the
Jul) PRINTING lurnodout i" lira'-elasa ttyl
,it ri.: ihortcst notice.
A I  rcss r  ii. Mr CARTER £ SON,
III: .Nl. I ..-'ll-. B. '*
War between the United States and
Spain has been declared. Although formal notification of the fact has not yet bsen
becn given the world, thc niptuie of diplomatic negotiations at Madrid, and the
movement of United States war vessels
on Cuba is looked upon as a virtu il declaration of War. It is so regarded by
Loth the L". i. and Spain and there can
be r.o Aistake ubout its significance to
othtis poi'/ers,' The rcfosal of Sp. in to
longer continue in communication with
the U. i:ed States mini=.ter at Madrii is
considered io indicat
I deprive whole classes of workmen of j
• the protection tbey most need.
Victoria, I). C
April 13th, 1898.
Stockholder's Meeting.
Grand Forks Mining Division.
April 12-1
London, Pathfinder Hill, Alex. Onion.
Hilly, Fisherman croek, Wm. sfache.
Sovereign, Scuttle camp, A. C. Sutton.
April 18-:
Rob Pen*, Carters'camp, Milton White.
April 11-:
llurii.inl. Goat Mountain, II. Hoffln.n.
Sprlnsllold, Cbrlstlna Like, Qranville. Mor-
Carson Lodge I.
I. O. O. F.
0. 0.1-
*:::i- rs
.,■ • nl
lts.il   tCamin. I -l  cor
feuded toall - ri Ins brethren.
p. 1:  \i:i* in. N.U
VV 1   M. Cl 1  II. •■
n- 'lock in Hi.
ul Invitntlou .-
Where or when lhe first blow will (all
it is impossible at presei.t to tell. In an*
other week one will be better able 10
more clearly S'z2 up the plan of action
rrl bo.b si lesi the indications at prcseni
are that the U,sited Sta'cs has no small
u. dertaking on i:s hands, It mus*
r.i e an immense army, keep back thr
Sp inish ll ret from is shores and tbo<
of Cuiy.i, rnd dr ve the Spanish troop
Ir. 111 Cuba.
tbat Spain is  the ! nan el al.
Broken Hill No. 2, Christina Lake
Iliilliu-itttc, Christina l.ukt-,1*. R. I-'or.le.
April 16-:
Uooil Friday, Cl.rl.tiim Lake, c. II. Thomas.
April ;*, —:
Cuba, Brown's camp, C. U. t*. Rogers,
April in-:
Nellie Gray, Limo Creek, VV, 11. Fisher, Lime
yearly meeting "I tn,* (ID VHII FfiRVS
Will be hold nt tlio unite of tlie Secretary of the
Company, at
Grand Forks, 15. C, Monday, liie 23rd
day of May, 1898,
at the hour of two o'clock p. in., for the follow-
(a) To ratify mi option recently given for the
sale of tbe unsold city lots belonglngtothe company,
(b) To elect oflicera for thc coming year.
(c) To act; on such other bushicbs as may
come before the meeting.
A slltiir-- of the County Couit of Yale u111 bs
Iroiileli lit
Orand Forks on flonday, 9th Day of
May, 1898.
al 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
By command s. R. ALMOND,
Government Office, Grand Forka, 1  D. R. c. c.
|B, 0, March IS. 1898.        I
. 11.
,*  sys-
:   one
There hai n-.-ver been, smce Canada
nila |. .r:i 11.:-i.t, a ui-ir • unjust and
Birupt'vote given by Canadian representatives lhan tbat which killed Cor-
bin'a appMc itii 1 I b! week 1:1 the coin-
n .     r* 1 Itta va.
'J'h r.- is  no'   ..rol'K-r  instance
the Atlantic tJ the  Pacilic where
nectiou wilh th i America 1 rain* 1
tern    had been deniol,    r.rl   i.n
v I'l ii-.i on f.-o.Ti e'the: axhiiuess i.r  a
ip'iona! stand point why it thould  have
been done in this case,   Certainly i. ihe
'peop'e of the dominion east ar.d wist:
were to be cut ill  from  diiect oonnec-
noil  with   Amtricon   railway  systems
and tu be tied down hand ar.d foot to a
single line of read, and that the C.   1'.
K which has yet to prove itself iibyrai
rn  dealing   tvi.h   co.n.-i u itics eniirel)
dependant upon It, theie would not be
comotion only, but open  rebellion  be-
iore tbey would submit to an i' jasiice
So transparent and flagrant,
There is li.lie doubt but what the d r-
(cut of -die cha te- was accomplished liy
a snap vote. M.ury cl the iiiemb ra 1101
having letmned Irom their Kister toli-
ii i) 0,'but that fact does not alter the
circumstances in tbo least, and (he consequences is the parliament of Canada
stands today as the discredited instiu-
'ment 1 f a li^ railway cemj uny, i. stead
ri llie trusted representatives and
guardians of a free people.
h is true ol*course that thc bi'i
defeated by lhe.iniiuence ol cii.- man
and his faithful foil -wing fiom Quebec,
■where his name has b;en. connected
witli i.ll the political coirupti.n an.l1
bondlinj; operation? tbat have sp dis-
;;..*i.,l; that province in lhe past. The
Ilm. Lracl Tarte, minister of public
works, added hut another to iho long
ii jt of public infamies with which bU
hame bas been connected, whan he
voted his solid Q rybec^pblanaix against
the best interests of lhe people of thy
Uuur. iary country,
' It wjuld have been amusing, had it
not beer so thoroughly contemptible, to
heir this political abortior, one time
Tory, again Grit, Independent or Annexationist, all by turns, j istifymg his
new departure by declaring tliat Canada should be kept for Canadian'.
No one who has followed tbe course
qf'this ISiil at Ottawa can doubt (or a
moment that there exis'n an individual,
puicbasible political commodity, in ihe
house of commons at Ottawa, or that
the C. P. R. know just how to use their
money to the greatest advantage to secure a victory, by "fair or foul;' means
principally, which'It seems certain has
The following dom tlie Reservatior
Record, published at Nelson, Wash.
will be appreciated by the residents o;
the llf.und.iry country on this side of .hi
A1.1. Hail, Van Horn!
lie 1. Canada.
lie ir lhe great I'oo Bah of the Noill
American continent.
Bow thk kskk!
Fur Vrn Hor ,Sir Wilhelm Van lio-n,
lides *r mnphant up-n the bare back 0'
the Canadian public, and tae bosom cl
his p irts is lined with railroad spikes.
He i*. tr e Premier.
lie 1. Governor General.
,  His ancestors fought in 1776 to throw
tff ii- I'.mish Yoke.
Ar d .1 w lie is Ear ada.
Pennsylvania i-r I is home, but 'hi
Unlt6d States i-n't b:g enough for Van
Horn, so he crtt*s d ihe line and became
galv iinzerl.
And r.ow he is the House of Commons.
He is also the Senate,
He is the whole Canadian Parliament
and otl.er things to n mercus  to  roen-
You bet he is a good Dutch Canadian
Hy rite D. C. Coibin for breakfast, with
1 verv resident of the lioundary country
on ihe side. K rltlo River was dry whi n
he had finished drink ng.
Sir Wilhelm V.m Horn, th- Hudson
Ply Company anil Great Britain own
ihe earth. Van likes company, ar.d si
'.he oiber two are pernutttd to hve.
He could own the Hudson Bay Com*:
:,*.ny and Great Britain if he wanted .
lie might have by.o.i fi-st cousin to
l-l nperor Wilhelm
But he woull rather be president   0'
was I the Canadian   Pacilic   and own  North
He is North Ameno,
To lhe ICtlltor of thoOiiANu Fouks Mines.
l)y ir Si : -I wish tn summon ihe
tentlon of all wo kingmen, and of
haters of oppression and wrong, to tbe
bill called the "Truck Ac:, 189S," introduced b) Mr. Kellie, It is based word
for word, for the most part, on the old
Imperial Track Act of 183r, (in force in
this province, but seldom enforced,
more is the sh 1 ne), amalgamated with
the still more stringent provisions of the
Imperial Amending Act of 1SS7. It is
aimed at the shameful tyranny and
plunder done to workmen by mine-
owners, contractors, foremen ant others,
who compel th:ir workmen to deal at
their shops, aid board at their boarding
housrrs. To such an extent is this
shameful abuse grown, that it is said to
be actually di 1ftcult round Rossland for
a married man to get work; the mine-
owners insist on the men boarding at
their Bhacks, for the scurvy profit of
running them. But the mere loss and
robbeiy of 1I12 woikman is the least ol
the evil, the wo: kuun is wholly in the
boss's bands; and especially where a
married man, a coal miner, say, once
runs in dubt at the boss's store, then,
with his whole living from day to day
and from month to mouth entirely dependent, both wages and credit, on th-
grace of the boss, and nq other employment perhaps within hundreds ot miles,
you have real slavery.
The treatment of their woikmen by
I the contractors for the Victoria City
water works is well known. Eighty
men were crowded on bunks three and
I four deep in a stinking little shack full
1 of holes all round, with their working
That the Boundary Country from ' overalls, reeking with the foul lake mud,
Midway east, Bhould be included in the '■ hanging by the bunk side; tbey were
new Rossland electoral division is a j charged S5 a week, whether thero the
matter of regret, not only to this section ; full week or not, even when they went
hut to the Trail division likewise.' home from Saturday to Monday; and
There is no r|uestion but that both Ross- compelled to submit on pain of dismis-
iand and Boundary Creek, in being de-1 sal. Many a man brought home on
pied the better representation they I Saturday but S2 or tSi .2.0 for his family,
were premised, have been uiob'. unjustly \ all that the boss's extortion had left lor
deal with, and thc government need not 1 a week's toil.
been  followed   in   this   j.aiticular   instance.
'  Mr. Corbiu'o efforts  to have the bill
reih'stafed may be successful, we hope
Shall be, but undoubtedly* he will   h^ve
pouch difliyulty 11, the accomplishment
of  this purpose.   We  may be wrong,!
bat it is our impression thit if Mr. Cor- |
bin had given his bill  the attention he j
should   have,   personally,   instead   of
trusting to tlie promise; of   olhets,   lhat 1
he would bave his charter in his pocket
Trenton, Ultrlctiuu I.nk
Dalloir, Clirlslliui Lake. M.S. Summers,
r-rtritc nl Maine, Clni.-tiiiii Lake, c. Dixon,
Iprll-iO -:
Spring Chicken, Josh creek, 1!, E. Bun,
Primrose,ChrlBflua i.nLe,<*. Wrtllflreon.
Oliver Twl.t,Clark'.camp, J. II. McDonalJ.
l8laadcr,Stiuttlecamp, VV. I.. McKay.
Muylloircr, Seattle camp, John limner.
iirmiHi .in: ur 'v.uiK.
April l*y-■:
Cracker Jack, Poualdson et nl.
01,1 Jim. it. Clark,
lprlll8- ■
Ulveralilc, II. K. Uenlle...
Ipill '-I-r;
Ulslm-Hurr, I'. >!. ToM.lson.
ciiir, 11. iioiTin.iii.
Uoalto.S. li. Walker,
A in I 16-:
CniKiv, J. T. Hurry ct 11!.
Mlimale, J. J. Mr-Mull .11.
April Iii-:
Guillen Queen, Chris. Ward.
Rjiby, Joseph Ward.
April 18—:
DonoUleilnnoro, it ll. Mn l-.eii.
Sitvorloii, I. A. liiiiainiire. ■
Margarrottoaua Winkol Kiel Leo. Nell*.
Heairiee, :*>. 3. Schular.
epieeu of llie Luke, 1'*. lloyer it nl.
King, J. Peitllier- et rrl.
Montreal, .Lie Boycr et nl.
Hunter and Itiivenswond, McHuick et rrl.
Snow Urllt, T. Mnyiie Daly.
April 19-1
Wonileiiill, A. II. WillViiset ul.
Hudson Uny, .1. Young ei al.,
April m-j
Jos. Huron et nl to Alex. Onion, Ilnrclil-i
Klizti, Three Jully lioy.s, Champion aud Kid VIi
glula, Ll interest In each.'
K. P., nil Interest, L. Merson to Lea. Newby.
-May nnd Hester. .'., Interest lu each, Carl
Bonder in W. .1. Francis.
Lillie .\l-ij-, 0-21 Interest, Hester, 1-2-1 interest,
I', i'. WooA.toW. J. Fr.ole.
London, all interest, Alex*. Omen ioT. Tmvn-
Ilylenn, Champion, Cracker Juek, copper
Moriiitnin, Victoria, Minnie Hull Fraction and
Kvciiingijtar, 2-0 interest In each, John Uaiiiel-
son J. W. O'Brien.
Helena, Champion.   Cracker  Jnek, Copper
Mountnin,   Victoria,    Miniila   linll   Fraction,
211 interest in oach, ond Red Jnek, Y interest,
.1.1). Sullivan i„ J   w. O'Brien
April 111-:
London, Portland ond Astoria Fractions, J.-;
Interest, Martin to A. II. Harrison,
Lovlathan.Mammoth, jlr y,, I ninl Utile Clladya,
Y Interest, J. A. Bitters n, J.'s. Ittitler.
April Hi—:
Triumph, ull interest, Joliu ilogcra to Deiizen
April 18—1
Lexington, 1-10 interest. J
uturcat, J. P.
NOTICK IS HEREBY HIVEN  that llie court :
of revisii.n for the prrrp.^e ,,f lieariilr,' nil j
complaiutB againsl tire luaossment fur tire year J
1898 a. made by  tlio assessor of tin- City of!
(fraud Folks, li. ('.. will l.r- held nl llie couucii j
Inn,Out ill tiie city oi Grand Forks uu
Tuesday, the 31 of May, A. D,
at two o'clock p    m.
1'iiKi. \V,,Li.Ar-T,,N, city Clerk.
City e.'ler,i-« oHlcc, Orand Pork., April IS, 1898.
A sitting of the Cririuly Court ol Yale will he
lu,Men nl
Midway, on Saturday,  the 7th  Day
of May, 1898,
nt Wo'elnelc it, tlie forenoon.
live,,111111,111,1                   W. II   M, MYN'N,
Covefnmerit olliee, Midway, II. C.I    D. K. 0. C
1898 j  Mnivh   Iff- Uj98 I	
jJ^tOlflce—Next Door West of Postoffcejt^t |
Before you purchase he sure to aye
onr list 01 Cily Lola, Acre Tracts aii-i
Mining ClnimB partially developed.
If you have anylhlng to sell come
in and have It listed with us.
Kenta and other collections promptly attended to.
Now that Corbin Has Got His Chartere Every,
ne Wants A New Suit of Clothes.
(M.riili Univ.)
1'    ilnyH nil
IlKliKl.Y  (1IVEN   I HAI   MM*,*
r ,lnii- I Intend to apply lu  the
Chief i',,iirin!*-i irofl-ond a Work, for per*
nni-sion lu nuiehiue ill'- lull..wine de.-erfl.e.l
Lnnl r-llunle'J in lire Osoynoa l.lvlsluu oi Yale
piitriei Iii lho Province of hrlllali ColOliihlo,
Commenclnfi ut ,1 |>0.t marked H. M currier nl
lliesnil'll nest i-nrneruf L.,1 717 North Fork uf
Kottle Kiver- Ih.-uee nest  lurty ellttllis. tlienee
nurtli forty ohalns, thence '-irst forty chuliiv,
thence souih forty ehatua lo pointof commence*
nieiit eiinlnliiiriie iirn iii-res inure nr less.
Ki.i.a Ci.Ai-.li.
Qrand Fork., n. C. Jon. I71h, ihiw.
Hut,, ul first publleolinn, Fohruary 12th, 1838,
Dntoof lost publication, April lltli, 1898. '
PlIYSIi'lAN.KltllllEoN AMI.'
Ooronor i,,r Grand Forks M
,,[ Yule llialrtel.
Iiilug Division
OFFIOEi- Jubilee Hospital, Orand l-'urks. u.e
Provincial Land Surveyor.
And Civil Engineer.  „
omen:, Miu'rfAV, b. r
We are Oifeiing ihis week a fine line of
At Extremely Low Prices.
% Underwaret Dress   Shirts,   Overshirts,
I S     tl(l\'H Ulii'
«!,iie J Intend to npply tn tho
Cliiui Oommisfioiier nf fjindi aud Works fnr
ponnliBloii tn ptirchase tha following d Bcrfbed
land hiiuuif in tliu district of Yale and lying
liuiwcen the Kottlo rivor where it skirts iho
south boundary of Lot 719 nnd the interim
timiiil Boundary Line and ninn: partlculurh'
desorlbod ns.~uomineiixing nt n pdii markun
"0. K, Mllboumo'fl N. B. corner ami Initial | mmm
post" niul niiiiiin^ thontio BOUlh 10 cIhiIiib
thmice wost80chains, thence North to Kettle
rivur, thence east following Kuttlo rivt-r to ini
tinl post, coutalulng800acres more or Icsb.
CHAIU.G8 K. MlJ.I.ol'KM*:.
Dated at Orand Forks, If, U. March 8l8t, IHW8.
Date of Urst publication, Aprll2. 1808,
JJjitu of Just piiljlioiilioii, June 4lh, 1808.
ioolate   Member ('HtindlHti
••of civil Rngiueeri.
Solicitor, Etc.,
pniee, Main Street,    -   QRAKP FOEK8, Ii. n.
Fine Shoes and Miners' Shoes.
M. Tuylor to P.
I.anliam to Lou.
Situate In the Grand Forks Mining Division of
Yolo District. Where Located—In Paris Creek
TAKI-: NOTICE that I. H. 0. Brown, Free
Manor's Certificate No. 80A, intend, sixty
. days from toe date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Reoor^er (or certificate of improvements, for the 'purpose of obtaining a Crown
grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that notion, under
Bection 87, must bo commenced beforo lhe issuance of Btioh cor tin cat o of Improvoments,
Dated thia 12th day of .Mureli, 19B8,
Date of lirst publication, March 10,!!», 1898.
Date of last publication, May 21,1808.
Situated in the Grand Forks Mining Divison of
Yale District, Where located—In PassCroek
TAKK NOTICK that I. IT. G, Brown, Free
Millet's certificate NO. 60A; Intend, sixty
davs from tlie date hereof, to apply to tho
Mfnlng Recorder for u cortlllcato of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crowji
Grantof the nbove elaim.
And further take nbtlcp'iliai action, unnerFec-
tion 87, must he coinihenced before lho Issu
ance of Buch certificate of Improvenieiits.
Dated this I2th day Of March, 1807.
inariy-iiiay^I, 1S0H.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Civil Engineer, Etc
Barber Shop.
Centrally I.oontorl.
KilBt-l till
All Work fiau rati teed to bo
«In every Respect,
Bath  Rooms,
UIVEltSIDE.      -      -      -       GRAND F0BK9
MINERAL   ACT   i8r/>.
Interest, C. It. Raymond 1., J.
April 111-:
Cyetopa, % Interest, J. F. HUI.
Kctlk River Mining Division.
ijll'il !) -
J. it. Ki
Monte n
, 1, Province camp, John R. Stiisse.
y, fructii.ri, t'i'ovinue camp, J. II.  Mo-
be "surprised if the injustice is n.ost  emphatically rts-rnted.
It would seem from tie action of the
£ovcn'iient during the present session
that the Boundary country was laid out
for manipulation by the rniniiyterc anj
their friends in the coast cities in a wny
best suited to the,r own selfish interests,
and hence thc action of the legislature
first passint; a resolution oppo.inff the
Corbin road, and then deliberately
Jerryraandcriiir; the district by uniting
it with a portion of West Kootenay,
from which natural barrics divide it,
and render the combination an evil
lilikc to both Rossland and Boundary;
showing plainly enough that not the
best interests of the country, but party
expediency is tlie aim and ruling motive in the production of f.ircial redistribution measure.
It bas always been the aim of tbis
jjurnal to deal fairly with the action ot
ibe government, knoivjng that they had
difficulties to contend with that were
not eisily surmounted, bu; the Corbin
i-esolu.icns and the present gerrymander or whatever the/ m;y intend It for,
are both of such an unfair and entirely
tiontemptable character, and withal so
uncalled for, tbat* their now lemains lit-
(le doubt but what anew policy ot political corruption has been inaugurated
ihat will be resented by every honest,
{h-rV.ing elector in thf country.
t-lvti :■■■■■      ■ J
The bill, following {he Imperial Act,
direot;, in effect, that every workman
shrill be paid his wages in cash and in
full, no matter what he owes his employer. T'.icre arc a number of carefully limited exceptions, things for
which a master, if the workman agrees
In writing, may de'net from wages, but
the price must be fair. Of course, the
employer is .iways quite free to run a
store or boarding house if be likes,
and the workman to deal there il he
pleases; but he cannot bo compelled to do so, nor dismissed if he do
not. As regards board and lodging,
the employer can, if the workman agrees
in writing, deduct from wages a lair
price for victuals consumed, if thc
works are over two miles from any in
corporatcd city or town, otherwise not.
lie can no where conipel his workman
to board with him. In case local justices nhould be ii.Ilunced, the workman
may take out a summons before the
local county court judge or any supreme
court judge in the same way as before
the local J. P's.
The public and especially the work-
man of liritish Columbia should closely
follow the progress cl the bill. Its adversaries are not likely to defeat it di
rect, on account of lhe elections, but
they will arrange to have it talked out,
or to maul it in committee; and a very
small change of its wording might easily
April II-:
Norfork No. 2, Central camp, F.airk Clongh.
J. M. W , l'ractioli, Lou-,' Luke oalnp, A. Hansen.
A. 1)., Province cinnp, E. Archer and Dufutir.
April 3--:
Emma ICci-n, E A. Roll*.
-Nellie U, John It Suisse.
nine Jay, Sydney M, Johnson.
Utg lr.ni, V. Fraction1  Silver i'lumc niul Re*
maiii'ler, Walter Stirling,
April 12-1
Grauite, M. II. Kane et nl.
-luANr-rii .;.•;.
April  12-:
Ilrucc, (ii-iilinm'8 camp, la interest, J. C. Unas
to Sydney M. Johnson.
Colorado, all inteiest, Virginias, Y interest,
Long Luke camp, A. G. Eilwurds to Bruee L,
There is some talk of another hotel
being erected.
A. K. Stuurt of Cueenwood is visiting
fiier.ds in tbe city.
The townsite people are cleaning out
nd grading another street through thc
Mr. Siaples who has becn working alh
winter on his property on JUcRae creek
is reported to have made a very rich
Mr. Forrester made a trip to Grand
Forks Tuesday on his wheel. He made
the round trip in something less than
three hours,
The C. P, R. surveyors have loaded
a lino through the center of town. But
lailioads like the dominion parliament,
are uncertain ("Vanities,
Mr. Ooodeveand wife of Grand Forks,
were in lown Wednesday enjoying the
scenery of thc Cascades. They were accompanied by Mr. Bert Mitchell.
Mr. 11. F. Vancleve has seemed tbe
contract for furnishing the poles for thc
proposed telephone line fiom tbis city
to Grand Forks. The contract provides
that the poles shall be delivered before
tbe ioih of May.
The defeat of tho Corbin charter
sweep down on the community like a
Kansas cyclone. Tbe general impression seems to prevail that the line will
be built as far as the Boundary line this
summer anyway, and that another attempt will be made tor a charter next
A JO-drill Compressor.
The Old Ironsides company have
closed a contract with F. R. Menden-
hall, agent of the Jencke's Machine
company, at Rossland, B. C , for a 10-
drill compressor, to be placed on the
company's property at once. The Ironsides is looking well and the owners
have great faith in the property being
one of lhe big shippers of the district.
Coin Minyy-ti Clat-m, situate lu the (iruiul Forks
Miuirrp lliviai.rrr of Yale District, Where
located:—On the south side of N'e.vhv creek
ubout one milo west of tlie North Turk of
Kettle river.
■; AKI-: NOTICK Hint I Fred Wollaston, aotliig
I ns ilKCllt for lhe Gold Inill Mlrrill-reiirrlpruiy,
Limited nubilities free miner,s certificate No.
:l:!IIA.   Intend,     sixty    dnys   froni   tlie   ditto
hereof, to npply to the Mining Reeor-
'H'rfnr a certilir-ilte of iiiiproveiiienls. fnr tile
purpose of obtaining a Oro iv n llrnnl ol tho above
claim. And further Hike notice thnl action, under section 87, must he commenecrl bel'oie tlie
issuance of such certllleate of linprovpm'ents.
Dated this Unl dav of February, 189T,
Date rn* 1st publication, Feb. 12th, IS'Jt; dute of
last publication, April 10th, Uilh. 1SU3.
Ontario mineral claim, situate in llie Grand
Forks Mining Division of Yule District,
Wliei-e located: Summit cum p.
TAKE NOTICE Unit I William Shaw, Freo
1 Miner's Certificate No. 87,520, intend, sixty
dri'H form the 'late hereof, toapply 10 the Mill
inn Ker-order for a Cerfflicute of Improvements,
lor llie purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim.
Ami iurlher take  notice thnl action, iiiirlcr
section .'!7, nuiBt be commenced belore lhe issuance of such Certilicate of Improvements.
Dated this Uilh dny of December, 1S87. *
C."    mineral    olaim.  situate
Grand Forks mining Divison of Yalo district.
Where located:—ln Summit-camp.
TAKE NOTICE I Isaac H Uallot, as agent lor
■Alhei*t*I>eo.igli free miner's ecitillctite No.
.SiUii.y. Intend, Rixty days Irom lhe dute
hereof, td npply to llie Mining Recorder for 11 certificate of Improvements, for the
purport- of obtaining a Crown grant of tbc above
And further tnke notice thnt acliori, under
section :i7, muHt be commenced before the issuance uf such certilicate of improvements.
1. II. lUi.LKrr.
Dated this 7th day of January, isns,
Manufaettirer of
Brick and Lime,
Contnu'ior of nil kinds of Mason Work.  K^ti
mated on work cheerfully Riven,
Plain and
Fancy Stationery
Contractor and Builder-
GRAND   FOKKS,   B.   O.
Plan and specifications drnivn, ostlm-ltos fur
nlshcil -111 all kludsof building.    Won.; strictly
Manulnctiirer of
Spring   Beds,   Mattresses
GRAND   FORKS,   I).   C.
/p*gr-Suw* Filing and all Kinds of Repairing.
Grand Forks Sash aud Doorr
Carpenter and Builder,
Estimates furnished on  Application,  Store
Fronts nnd I-'ixurcs a Specialty.
Via McElroy's
Stage Line*
Daily stage betwtn Grand
Forks. Leaves Grand Forks
7:30 a. m., reaching Eureka
same day. Rettirning*, arrives
in Grand Forks at 4 p. m.
Spokane Falls &
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
The Only All-rail Route,without change
of cars, between Spokane, Rcsi-
land and Nelson.
Going North,
lyrly' a. 111	
Going South
2:2«p. m
Close Connections nt Nelson with Steamboats
for Kaslo 111111 nil Kootenay Lnke Points.
Passengers for Kcltle River and  noundiiry
Creek connect nt Mnrcus with slniro drill)*.
Blue Vitrol.
Wis llOVOJUSC received
a large quantity nf Mine
Vfiiol Don't overlook
Mile   (net    when    you
Jeff. Davis
& Co.
Garden Seeds, w
It you ,n-iiiit' to raise V
good Keeping Onions,
they keep the I'elelirnt-
ed Funno Onion Seed
Ior Sale. Also onion
Setts and Seedsof kinds.
^ The Up-to-Date Merchants l- —
- v •^■■??*^-^-'^-*<fc-*^.-'^-'^-'^-^*^*?r*5r-*5p*5'.-5!'C-*c.*5'-*ic
D? YouJWantaStove?|
If you do be sure to call and
examine my mammoth stock
which is he largest in the
district. Also a complete line
Our stock Is nlwuys kept strietly up      J
to date In every respect. -Ji
Tin and Repair Shop in |
Connection __». «j
Fridge Street, Grand Forks, B. C.     V
Denier in
* Tobacco and Cigais,
The Only Place in Town
that Handles Fruit.
realr Supply Received Bally.
Groceries, Salt Meats and Miners Suppliest
gg&- Prospectors uml Miners will And It to their Interest to give mo a call before p>iroh ling
I can save you money.   Foil Line of Flsblii-t Tuckle inst Received.
Choice Wines Liquors and Cigars,
This hotel is loca'ed sbout 12 miles from Grand Forks up the North Fork.
Good Fishing ard Hunting in the vicinity. Meals served at all hours, and
the best ol sir cping accommodations. H. P. TORONTO. Proprietor.
IDrB88Bd BbbF Provision Go.. LtU-
Wiioltii>nle and K-jtfi.il Dealers In
|Fresh and Salt Meatsj
Hams, Bacon, Lard, Etc.
First-Class  Accommodations,  Goqd Stab'ing, Termius of
Stage Line From Marcus, Washingtpp.
McAuley & Keightley,
>/vGrand Forks, B.  C.vx-
Everything New and Best Furnished
House, and is in everyway prepare*! to
welcome Guests and provide Good Accommodation
Headquarters for Milling Men. Rjs
of Wines. Uauors apd Cigars. Special
attention paid to Transcient trade.
Q. W. WILLIAHS, Manager.
Daily from Marcus to Grand Fork§
Greenwood Gty> Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway
and All Points on Colville Indian Resevation.
Stage Leaves Marcus on lhe Arrival of the Northbound Train, arriving at;Granc(
Forks at S:45 p. m. Leaves trie Forks at 4:00 a. m., arriving at Marcus in time ta
connect with northbound Train. Passengers from Kootenay IM "lake conn?**!-
tion at Bossburg going nnd com ng. £ "*    .*'" I ! ' '  •'    -    '•«•*■•
i'y       m   .'..*   ',, :■     is", '. I  >l>t'a i jj[ij j1 U J'i "^p*^—■
IT 18 ft GO!!
•tyand   Forks   to   Have Another   Ejection.
A Ust of  the  Probable  Candidates
Who Will Stand for flunk."
pal  Honors.
N.9W that it is definitely settled that
Orand Forks is soon to bave another
election it behooves the electors and
rate-payers to commence casting around
/pr suitable material from wbich
to form a municipal government
to conduct the business of he r.ity for
fhe remainder of the current > ear. According to the provision of the act
passed by (tjic legislature this week, in
order jo jemovp any doubt as to tbe
legality of the election held on the 13th
of January last, it is declared null and
void and provides that a special election be held as soon as possible after
the coming into effect of this act, upon
a date to be fixed by proclamation of
the lieutenant governor, of a mayor
and aide;.men who shall hold office until the ne<tt annual election in the month
of January 1891;.
It is further provided tbat all acts of
the present council, prior to the passage of this act, if otherwise within the
jurisdiction and powers of such council, be validated.
The qualifications necessary to entitle
9. person to be nominated and elected
mayor or alderman is in a line similar
to those of the first election held in the
city and is sufficiently sweeping in its
provisions to permit of a mayor and
council being elected lhat will give tbe
city a£oodj clean, business admisistra
Amo'g those spoken of for mayor at
the coming election will be found the
names of John A. Manly, Peter T. McCallum, W. K. C. Manly, Jeff Davis,
Dr. Stanley Smith and Robt. Harvey.
VVtHe aircong thoee mentioned for alderman will bo found such well known
persons as L. A. Manly, A. \V. Frascr,
J, S. Goodeve, Dr. Stanley* Smith. Al.
Traunweiser, RobJ. Petrie, Robt Harvey, Peter McRea, Maurice O'Connor,
j. W. Jones, W. Carter, Jas. Addison,
P, H. Knight, M. D White, 0. E. Lambert, Robt. Hewitt, J G. Hayward, J S.
Douglas and a number of others. So it
pvill be seen that there will be plenty of
materia) to select from.
The indications are that it will bc the
same old fight. Although there is at
present a project on foot to place
what is known as an independent ticket
Jn tbe field, coi#po?jed strictly of persons
who have not hitherto figured con;] ic-
uously in tbe municipal fight. In the
event tbis is done it will read something
like this: For mayor—H. S. Cayley
Jfor alc-lermen—J. S. Gondeve, John Don-
alson, A. W. Fraser, M. D. White, Fred
Wollaston and A. McQueen.
The advocates of this ticket argue
that in as much as it is composed of
J hose wbo are not in anyway identified
witn either qf the present factions, that
jt would be a winner.
In order that the readers of tbe Miner
may fully understand the pro\isions of
the act recently passed by the local legislature, wc give below the full text ot
Grand Fork-*;.
^yilERBAS, owjng to certain doubts whieh
lja's arisen as to llje validity of the municipal
elections, held tn Grand Forks on the thirteenth
dayof January, A. D. 1898, the Returning Ollicer at such election made no declaration thc
Mayor and Aldermen elected for Orand Forks
at the first election held on thc eighth day of
May, A. D. 1897, have continued to act us the
Municipal Council of Grand Forks up to the
present time:   •
4lW wl'erea§> !?Jylfl8 *ff lhe non-registration
of titles it is doubtful If there ure a sufficient
number of persons duly qualified under thc
"Municipal Clauses Act" to 1111 the positions of
Mayor aud Council of Grand Forks:
AmJ whereas it is expedient to romove any
doubts as to the validity of any nets of the
Council elected on the eighth day of Mny, A. D.
181*7, up lo tlie date of the coining into fo'reg of
this Act, caused by personal dis-qual ideation of
any of thc members of the Council, and to provide for a new election at Grand Forks under
provisions suitable to the circumstances of thc
eald City:
Therefore, Hcr Majesty, hy and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly
or tho Province of British Oolumbia, enacts as
follow*:—      l
1. Tills Act may be cited as thc "Grand Forks
City Act, 1888."
2. Notwithstanding any defect Iu the mini
nur of election, or in thc iiualfflcalioii of nny
member ofthe Municipal council of the city of
Grand Forks elected on the 8th day of May,
1897,110 by-law, contract or other proceeding
pUf-ied, entered Into qt'tdketf hy the said Council prior to the passage of this Act, bhall, if
Otherwise within thc Jurisdiction and powers
of sueli Council, be invalidated or In any manner attacked by reason ouly of any sucli defect*.
3. 'The election ol a Mayor and Aldermen for
thc said City held on the thirteenth dny of Jan*
uary, A.D'.\'l6», is he'repy declared to havo
beeu no election.
4. There shall bea bpcclal election, held as
soou as possible after the coming into effect of
this Act, upou a date to bo fixed by Froeluia-
H011 of the Lieutenant-Governor, of a Mayor
and Aldermen for such City, who shall hold
oflice until the next minimi election in thc
mduth bf January, 1899, and until his successor,
or 11 mnjorltiy of their successors- have hee'n
sworn in,' unless he or they shall die, or resign
or become disqualified.
5. Notwithstanding the provisions of section
14 o( the "Municipal Clauses Aot," the persons
qiniliflcd to bc nominated 'for and elected
Mayor of ntiuh City at suoh special election
shull bo such persons as arc male British sub-
j outfl of tho full age of twenty-one years and
arc uot disqualified under any law, and
'* (»•) Appct-r on tlie last revised municipal
11 Bcssment roll of such city as the owners
of land or real property in the City of the
assessed value of one thousand dolluia or
more over and 11 hove any registered encumbrance or charge, and who arc other-
Wise qualified under this Act as municipal voters at suet) election; or
(b..| Who have been for three mouths next
l; preceding the day of nomination the s lc
li'iimits iii  possession of laud uf real
property in the City of the assessed value
of two thousand dollars under Je;ise In
writing for 1101 iess thai) one year, mid
are not disqualified under tt.uy law, and
0.   Notwihst, inViig the provisions of  eald
suction u of thesuid "Municipal ciu;ses Act,"
the persons qualified to be nominated for and
elected us Aldermen of such City at such special
election sliall   be  sueh   persons as  are  mole
British subjects of thc lull  aye   of tweuty-one
years, and are not disqualified under any law,
(a.) Appear on the last revised municipal assessment roll of tiie City ns the owners
of land or real property in the city of tho
assessed value of five hundred dollars
over and above uny registered encumbrances, und arc otherwise qualified under this Aot lo vo'o at such election; or
(Ij.) Wbo have been for three months ncxl
preceding  ihe day of nomination the
bjIc tenants in posesslon of laud or real
property in the City of the value of one
thousand d illars under lease In writing
for not IcBff thun run; year, uud are other*
wise qualified under* this Act to vote at
such election.
7.   Tbe voters' list of lhe City shall be closed
two weeks from   the pUBgngJ of this Act,  and
corrected and revised, and certified us correct
by Hie Mayor, within tlu-ee weeks froni the
passage of this Act.
h. Tbe Returning Officer for such electfojj
shall be tho City Clerk of such City for tbo
time Itelllg.
9. No provision of the "Municipal Elections
Act," or of the "Municipal '.'Inuses Act," which
shall be found inconsistent Willi the provisions
of Ibis Act shall apply to sueh election, nor
sliall the cle'tlon of a Mayor or Aldermen under this Aet be declared Invalid by reason of a
lion-compliance wllh the rules itintaiiiud lu
this Actor the "Municipal Elections Act," or
by reason of any irregularity, If it appears to
the tribunal having COguimiiOC of the question
that thc eleotion was conducted In accordance
with thc intent.of this Act, and tlmt sueh 11011-
mpliance, or mistake or Irregularity did uoj
materially aflect the result, of suoh eleotion.
Rossland Capital Looking Alter This
Mr. R, A. Brown returned ibis week
from the Sniilikameen where he has
been on a prospecting tour anil looking
after his interests in that section. Mr.
Brown is the locator and one of the
principal ownors of the Sunset mineral
claim, situated ou Copper mouniain and
brought homo wiih him about 200
pounds of specimens cf fine peacock
ore tnken from tbis property. Mr
Brown and his associates hnve done
considerable work on this claim, which
is pronounced by eveiyone who has
visited it as being one of the 'argest
gold copper propositions in ihr; district. At present there is a 45 foot
shaft en the property, the ore in the bottom of which averages 25 per cent copper and assays made run from 9 to 82
per cent copper.
Duiiog Mr. Brown's absence he located 2,120 acres of coal land, two
townsitcs and qne mineral claim- a'i on
Copper mountain. Mr. Cronyn an expert from Ro-sland accompanied Mr.
Brown on tbe trip for the p trpose of
making an examination of the Sunset
property with a view of binding i', and
he expressed himself aj being highly
pleased with the appearance o( the
showing already made, and fee's very
confident that he will be able to make
the deal go through.
Mr. Brown is very much elated over
the discovery of his coal laud, ard is
now.in negotiations with Rossland capital to organ'za a stock company for the
purpose of developing the property.
Kettle River Valley Railway
Charter Defeated.
Corbin's  Road   Is   Condemned   at  a
Red Hot Heeling of tlie Rubber Neck's Association.
Association of Associa'cd Charities
Wil! Celebrate.
The ladies of tho Associated Charities
are making arrangements for a Grand
Bali to be given on the evening 01 May
24th, the Q ueen's birthday. The best
music wil be provided and no pains will
be spared to make the event in every
way a success. It has been suggested
that a basket picnic be given in the
afternoon, and an invitation bs extended to the surrounding country to
participate in this. The suggestion
seems to be meeting with favor, and will
doubtless be ca.ried out and a regular
old-fashioned "blow out" had.
Tbis ball is one to be given in p'ace
of the caiiero ball announced to take
place on Easter Monday, but which was
postponed iu oider that it might not
conflict with the opening of Laurior
hall, in Upper G and Forks.
Enter a Protest.
Tbe citizens of (Ireenwood held a
meeting last Tuesday evening, in Ren-
dell & Co.'s hall for the purpose of considering the redistribution bill recently
handed down by lho government and
strong resolutions were parked pledging
themselves to oppose ihp Turner government and any government candidate
unless a fair and eqitable redistribution
bill is substituted for the one now before
the legislature.
Similar meetings are being held all
ovcr the districts.
The Bill Was DeleaUd
The Braden Alien bill came up for
consideration in the legislature on Wednesday and was disposed of on the
ground that to forbid the miner's license
to aliens would affect the revenue, with
which on'y the government may deal.
Ttic bill e/clude 1 aliens fro. 11 thc p-iv-
ilege of holding minora! property in
British Cjltimbi 1.
Cleared the Title.
A. C. Sutton returned last Tuesday
evening from Nelson, B.C., where he
went as council for Robert Clark in the
Boys claim case which was before the
county court at tbat pi ice.
Mr, Suiton, we are informed, succeeded in clearing Mrs. Clarks title to
this claim, which it will be remembered
was jumped some months ago by one
Wright Heard Fiom.
Peter T. McCallum i, in receipt cf a
letter fiom Mr. J, G. Wright, f.-jmirly
0' thii pi.ice. Mr. Wright is at present
at Dyea, and says it is a hot town, over
1,000 peop'o a day are going in
Eggs For Sale    $1 50 Per Selling.
From full-blood Plymoih Rock chick
ens.   Premium stock.
OeO.  W. iNORAlfUI.
Dr. Avciill went toRepub ic this v euk
on professional business, He expects
to be absent ahout ten days.
April i.*i, 1898, will be a day long re-
. membered in the annals of the Boundary
■country, for on that glorious day the
great and patriotic pailtamtnt of the
Dominion of C, P. K. -sometimes mis-
t.kenly called the Dominion of Canada
—made one last determined stand and
knocked in the hta 1 one ol the most
barefaced and outinujeous attempts to
benefit a section of their couutty ever
perpetrated in bistorv.
On that date, whicli will from now on
bea gaiaday throughout this district, the
aforesaid great and patriu'ic,  C. P.  R.
'parliament  met in  cxccui(ive)  session
and rai-ing to hcuven the cry of "Cai.a-
j da for the C. P.-or-.he Cana Hans'1 swept
I the charter for the proposed Kettle River
Valley   railway  frcm the   face   of   the
J earth, by a vote 64 to 44, and 1 ffcclually
prevented that ravenous old billy-goat,
D. C. Corbin, fiom nibbling ihe coat tails
of the poor, Canadian Pacific Railway.
When D. C. Corbin announced his intention of buildi ig a real sure enough
railway into the lioundary country, and
backed up his thi eat by making application (or a charter for the Kettle River
Valley Ratlivay, a near trouble camo to
every resident of the section proposed to
be touched. For years they had been
touched by the government, touched by
DoGrey, touched by mining sharks,
touched by real estate speculators arid
now to be touched by a lai'i;
waj.' It was too much! Frcm all paits
of the district petitions poured into the
parliament. Evrn thc great cities of
Victoria ar.d Vancouver, ihe gateways
of the Klondike, heard our cry cf distress, took pity on us and sent in a plea
to save us fiom destruction.
We didn't think they'd 00 it- but they
We aro saved—for tho C. P. R.
Corbin, the audacious has been given
to understand that hi: is not wanted and
no Americans need apply.
The people of this district didn't know
what they wanted,
We thought we did, but it was something else we wanted.
The local legiilat ire, the boards of
trades of Vancouver, yrctorii, New
Westminister* Winnipeg and all other
C. P. R. towns and Parliament knew.
It wa,n't Corbin.   It was the C.  P. R.
We didn't want a railway th's year—
we only though we d:d.
Corbin couldn't benefit this district
anyway. He would haul our oie out or
the country and thus tobusof our prcsen
riches, and cu! down the dividends of
the C. P. R.
We  aie not  res.riyfora railway yet,
anyway.   It is better for us te wait eight
or ten years tor the C. P. R.     Ti eu  ive
will all   be  dial and won't need ti.e.
O   o  e
In Qrand Forks ihe newswai received
with jay and glad acclaim -nit!
Strong men wept and dogs howled for
the moon and got a stcic.
Manager Cumings of tbe townsite company washed bis feet, the editor of thu
Miner go'shaved and changed hissbirt.
Hank Henderson kicked "Roxies"
dog out doors.
The Grand Forks Mercantile company
ordored their ad out and Manager McQueen commenced to pack his giip,
Fred Wollaston ordered 200 feet of
lumber to board up the win Iowa of the
city clerks office.
The rubber-neck association met,
Also the council.
When the meeting of the rubber-nfecks
was called to older Lucian Wilson, the
presiden', took the chair; but Harry
Sheads saw him and took it away again.
Thc society then jjined in singing
'•We Didn't Think They'd do it, but
They Did," Alter which the chairman
announced that tee evening would betaken up by a debate on the question!
"Resolved—That the granting of
a charter 10 D. C Corbin for ihe Kettle
j River Vail ry Railway would huve heen
a direct blow to ihe infant industries of
1 Canada."
Then drawing  himself up to his full
j height and adjusting his diamond  stud
• so it sparkled like a Grand F'oiks elec-
I trie li;;ht he piocecried lo open  the debate, for live white chips.    He said lhat
r personally that he was glad that Corbin
was shutou'.    The  Corbin outfit was
too grasping lo suit his ideal.    Why,
the ouly kind of a pass he bad ever been
able to get ovor the S F.   &  N.  was n
1 tie-pass and. tlie ties  sere tooljclose together for   one step and  too far apart
to take two at a step.
He sat down amid great applause and
several pf thc other gentlemen present
corroborated the chairman's  testimony.
Hon. Thomas Two-Beliies, the well-
known office cat, who lor some unaccountable reason happened to be present, was ther. called upon and replied
by saying that he dit'n't believe that it
made much differ ence whether Corbin
got his charter or not. Qf course, if
Coibin was shut out it would not hurt it
much beyond the fact we were liable lo
lose, as a resideut of t're city, the Hon
John A. M.iiiiy, tlie father, grandfathoi
' and all the rest of the family of Grand
i Forks. Thonms then proceeded ti, tell
how much he had done for this country
.and ended by informing his auditors
in stijct confidence of couise, that at
that very moment he hau a loo-ton
I smeller In his h p pocket.
I At this juncture a riot was utmost pre-
1 cipitated py a tender-foot, who had ar-
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1 lived on thc stagy; on his way to Republic and had strayed  into the  meet-
I ing, requesting that the smelter be produced.    Tom, however, after going care-
i fully tbiough his pcckels and being unable to produce the aforesaid   smelter,
j happened to recollect that he bad sent
J it down to O.tawa to be used before the
j raiiro.id comm'ttce.
The Reservation Kid, who is  in  the
j city studying political economy under
the tuition of Tom-Two Bellies, the 11 demanded the lloor, which  he proceeded
■ to take.
Striking an attitude which he felt sure
' would not tit bark, he proceeded to say
hat he didn't baveanythi.-g much tosav
about this question, except that he was
in favor of Jeff. D..vis for mayor, Hear!
Warming up to lhe subject ho said
that he thought Corbin ought to bc thin
out of Canada on llie grounds of insanity. He went on to st ite that Corbin had
1 ff-rod to build into tli is country ■.•kh-
iut a bonus and that anyone who wou'd
do anything without a bonus or a tl.'A
In It was certainly i i.-ane Loud, cues
ofheai! Hear! completely drowned
the vo ce of tbe sp-. aker.
\Vhe"li order was restored, the Kid, foi*
lowing up his argument, proceeded to
roast tiie S F. il N r.u way for not b r*
Ing further away fiom (irand porks,
declaring that if the toad had been
further away tha' the boiler und the machinery for the water and electric light
plant would have been long enough on
the way so tbat Contractor Davey couid
have gotten another estimate through
the cuiineil before the r .
Just then a stranger, who had been
sm oziug away in a corner awoke with a
start exclaiming, "lake one with me,
everybody, I've gin jjjo in my hip pocket," and tbc meeting broke up in a tiot.
0   0   0
It is woundeiful how Borne people's
head swell because they are able to oat
three "squares" a day,
13  8  O
There is a cer'yuii  prominent individual   looking   for   truu1 Ie.    We  never
saw anyone yet who   was   looking  for
trouble but what hs got it in time.
FAVO..AeiLI*:   IO   HJl^LTH.
AthR*tie* tliiorti* Indulged In to n Ken.
sonablc Extent.
Many of the athletic sports, if pursued for sport 01- us ti recreation, arc
valuable remedial helps nnd aid to-
wiu*d physical improvement, says the
North Aiiierlcan Review. lTiit'o*.*1itiiiite-
le, tbo ::;-.i:-it of emulation in athletics,
which in some communities has grown j
into intense rivalry, i.s likely to lead to \
oxc-ccee*.1! in training and p:.'ietii*c for
1 contests, whicli unless checked and 1
brought down to 11 rational basis may
do more harm thun good. Many young
men seem to think thnt because the
practice of athletics is favorable to
health the more they ean get of this
Iprnetice the better. Thin Is nn erroneous impression, for it ia ns possible
to overwork in athletics ns it is In business nnd a ^roat itiany young people do
theiu.se*!ees injury by'tjaeii- excessive
zeal in the practice of competitive exercise.
Jn this line of physical nativity, nr; in
nuy other, there io n limit to human
capability nud it. is possible lo develop
{the muscular nnd nervous ..--.-rtenis to
the detriment of thc heart, nud lungs
or of the digestive syiitpm. Bid thecou-
dition.s under ..videh athletics nee usually prapijeed t-.ro so favorable to the
tnnintomiiicc of health and vigor thnt
few persons who were sound nt the time
of commencing their ntliletlc efl'ortii
hnve injured themselves by the practice of these vigorous exercises, It i
ii-ire' that ;*. certain number of young
men who were distinguished for their
"tupremacT i.:i certain atlllclio event-: i
heve died young. But the number of !
young men whs,, ar-} jriow practicing
athletic exercises in fin's country unrl
appearing In public contests is very
l.-irgc, us r.ittny as 600 or 700 entries being recorded in some of the great city
Orltvlne.l   ',',.'on  Advanced  liy  nn  Intelligent Suvosre or T'-i.iii-i- Vfiirs.
There is nothing more original than
llie early composition of an Indian boy.
The following examjilo is  .--(.ill   preserved  as tin in-stance in   v hich   its
stiuigHS author epitomized    In   unoon-
oeious parable nud with excellent, humor thc relations of the red ninn and
his white l.,i*oU,er, says the Kew York
[ Mall and Express.  It ls entitled: "Store 1,1' Cootl Bird and Bad Cat."   The
' easily follows:
"One   day, bright day, a little bird
happy  rr.eri  stood  on a log and sang
all ri.ry long.   That bird docfln't know
anything ubout oat. She think.-*, nobody
is near lo her.   But behih.-l the near
j log old -sly cat is watching.   She want
I to eat fur ir:i;.per, und she thicks aboul
.stealing nil the time.  Thc ok! eat came
lory sin-.*, ly, and by aud by she go alter
I lhe little bird, but she di.es 1.1.1 see hil.l
lend sung loud rig*iiin.   She sang loud
t like this:  M um always try lo do what
1 hi right.; wen I ever die I go to Heaven.'
lhat, bird said these nil vines, and I
j c.hall nol forget the llttlo bird wlml it
jsnicl, and these all words it snld anil
I nfter two or '. hree minutes go died, tho
cat jumped nnrl e.itoh und kill, ent. nil
up  except  lillly   things    from    i ifd,
livings,  legs or ylrin, ami thai bird is
■ glad lire, because idle iy very good bird,
j The llttlo bird litis last time snug and
iiery happy  waa the little bird lifter
tliat.    1  think- tho o!3 eat. hnve good
■ dinner and happy just Ihe same us thc
bid-d way; at first, time.!!
An'icti 1.... .iiu,-h.
"Is it true that your engagement is
f*.;l giil liicliui d hcr head
retell us if she considered
; :n I;i--.tui .'..* j .::* ,'..1 cue.
havo none r-oroething- tor-
The bent
slightly nn
"He I'r.u.'
rible,"   persisted   the   teet  friend.   "I
never knew of anyone more devoted
than you."
"We could have been happy if it were
not for liis intolerant spirit," answered
the beautiful girl. "I guv,- in to him rm
every point thatl could';.;-.,! :t:ll retain
my Independence, but when ho lusistetf
thnt I should give up my bicycle nnd
ride the mnke he favored it. was too
much."—Ohiengo Post.
—The total value ol gold in the world
at the peresent time, i^uboui,$3,000,000,-
100. • ;'     *
a ^
Still the ru h to  Republic  continue*.
The "wild-catters'1 arc- scouring the
hiils for D'ospecis.
Cha«. Simpson is slowly itcovciing
fiom ids recent illness.
Police Magistrate Johnson will soon
hold a sitting cf tne-smalidebrs court.
Mr Joseph Wiseman is improving
rapid.y and will soon bc able to be
about again.
VV, S Fletcher, tlie Greenwood drug-
g's', v.-;.s in t'ur city on Wednesday en
route to Toronto.
W. II. Civ ri left at this office last
week a parsnip, raised on his far.ie, lhat
weighed 4Y pounds.
John A Manly, president of thc Grand
Forks Mercantile company (hunted),
wi-s in Rossland this week.
^Te.in Two Bellies ar.d thc Reser.va'ion
K d are p.*, paring a isport on the water
work-* and electic light plant.
Mr A. Siu.-irt came in from Greenwood Mond.iyafternoon and lelt Tins
drv morning for Cascade City anu
i l.rist rr.-. lake.
A I i .-i t, in "■ ur.i'iirtl i.lgc received
h's ■.,■,•■■: . ■ ■ in. , . Mi t b; bas gone
north i r tin-purpose i.f trying bis luck
in tl t K   lu yk   r. | i ni.
Mr*. S S S I u . r ii It ihis week for
Sprla ■.- wbere rh- 11 es to vi=it hcr
d.ugr.i... .Mr*. Ho dm. She expects
O be al si 1,1 a!-, u. two weeks.
Mr. E. E. Ellsworth, ol Spokane,
passed through town YVediietduy on his
way home fiom Eureka camp, where
he is interested in miring properly.
City Trcasuier Addison seems to lmve
struck it rich in his T. tied 11. claim.
Sm.pies recently taken fiom this claim
contain a large per ceniage of co.per.    j
Thomas  Hicken and  Fiank Fi.rtit-rl
left Wednesday of ibis week trr Hyrd-
mounlain to do seme : ss ssment woik
on son.c- pr pe.'iy tn-.y own in that viciu-
Remcmb *r the literary tr.tertainnunt
and ice cream social to be givr n Thursday May ij-.h, by the ladies ol the associated chat'ties. It is going io be a "hot
number," with plenty of ice cream,
Sam Roe returned Satuiday night
f". in Kansas, where he w, nt to 1 ok
after his interests in that country. Mr
Rose is better pleased with B itrsh Columbia, and says this countiy is good
cnou* li lor him,
A sidewa.k is being built on the north
side of Bridge street Riverside avti.ue
and Fist street. What has become oi
that sidewalk on the eitst side ot River-
tiie avenue recently orleied by the
council to be laid by the board of public
J E. Boss was in the city this week
on his way to Marcus to look alter tl-c
machinery tocentiy purchased for the
Enterprise antl Brooklyn claims in
Greenwood camp. Mr. Biss says the
thu neces.ary money wis in his po*. es
sion to put these claims on a shipping
Thc O'Conner boys are doing the assessment work on the Lucky B y, A
portion of this grnrm.l was recently located by C, .ly Shaw, as the Humming
Bird fraction, claimed to have been
found vacant in a reeuit survey made
by that gentle.nan.
The man.igr-inent r.f the G-ar.d Forks
noted changed again this week, Mr. T,
F. Cuiian, of Minneapolis, Mm., havin5
lease! it frori Mr. Van Ness. Mr. Curtail is having the house c impletely
overhauled, and expects to make it the
lending bo.ol of tbe place.
Reddy Lightfoot earn- d,wn from the
Garnet claim, on the Norib Fork, where
be has been working for the prist three
months. "Red" says that their blacksmith shop was burn-d on Tuesday
eveping. *.nd remarkable as it may
seem, the anvil und five bars of steel
were saved,
Mr. Chas. V.m Ness left this morning
for a tour of the Boundary country between here and Pentieton. 'ihe obj.-ct
of his visit is for the purchasing cf real
estate in all the towns along tlie proposed 1 ne of the C. P. R., A. G. Fraier
an.l ;the Indian doctor accompanied
Van on lhe trip.
Mr, McAtee, of the firm of Ciough S;
McAtee, tuti.ing b.okers Spokane,
Wash., passed through the cily on h:s
wav'homc from Republic, where he has
been tor sometime looking after I is
mining interests In that camp. Mr, McAtee was suffering from a severe ease
of blood-poisoning, and was on his way
home for treatment.
Dm can Mcintosh, in charge cf tY
development work at. the Winnipeg
mine, in Wellington cump, was in town
Wednesday* and reports everything running smoothly at ihe nine, a .d the
quality of ore improving as work pro-
gtesses, He expressed much di-ip-
pointment at the tailurc of Corbin io get
bis chart rr, but he has great hopes that
tbe C. P. R. will commence work at
once upon their line.
Thomas Parkinson, president of the
Pathfinder Mining, Redu tion and Investment company, returned last eec-
ing from Bossiand where he has been
for sometime on busines; c nneccd with
the r.-.kirg up of tbe bond held on the
Pathfinder mineral claim by the Mcintosh syndicate, the first, payment o!
which was due on the c/b of tins month.
At the las moment some misunderstanding arose r..nl all negotiations have been
declared off for the present.
Mr. Chas. Cumings made a hurried
tiip to Ross] tnd and r- turn d thi * w^r !■
going over on buriness connoted wilh
lire townsite company. He s tys tha
the Knglis, syndicate \\iu: has th
option on the tqvnsite mnde anothei
payment on VVeanesdav, and he t-e .-■
confident that the optiui, winch expires
on May 15th, will be taken up. The
people ol Ross and ire very inlgna.it
ovir thc failure of Mr. Corbin to get 'ns
cba tei, and nie agitating the calling o1
an indignation meeting through noh
Boundary and Kootenays for me pur-
pose of cond Dining he action
of 'he prnvinci ii jegislatio.n and ihe
*cs for thc part ihey played In
»t&&^^"e^t?i^^^**-^!^-S4^^S^Sr>*i35.iSi-S.;^^«^rS, k
I he
1 J.
S a new House, with new Furniture
jnd everything comfortable for the
traveling public, and has accommo-
tions for a  large   number  of people.
The Dining   Room   is   provided  v/iih
everything in the market.
The bar   is repieted  with  the  best
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
(irand For!:?, B. C.
i V.'.-' ■:-■■
^XX fflkXX WkXX& feKK « i
The C. P. R.      8
very Si Feed
Bridg-c St., Grand Forks, B. C.
Saddle and Pack Horses a Specialty,
Open Day a;sd Night.
Plenty of StaURoom
is Ir'ken ton)! Points in lliallsli
1 mnl on tin- Iti-servnttoiiatltcii-
Qlvo me n pull noil   -.-et my
J/? 2*« 5 ? *•*> •*.% V * * 3S1 sir ^0^0 *vfe W iv 0\0Mi tb »
coat-t r
the cor
Turned Loose.
Acting on a dispatch from deput
attorney general cf this province, 1
Magistrate Johnson yesterday dismissed
Theo. Faust from custody, as thc American authorities had not as yet proceeded
under the] exiriditton act iu secure
Faust. The deputy attorney general
sustains the action of Police Magistrate
Johnson in the matter, upon thc release
of Faust. Yesterday he was re-, r.est.-d
on a warrant from Greenwood charging
him with larceny in lhat town where he
was taken yesterdny afternoon by t Hi
ccr Lawder. Judge Lacey and Soli, itor
Cayley acted for ths prisoner in this
mp this
AS  Will Double Even/ 60 Davs.
m .      -
M Watch ihis Space Fer Sn.ips Every
M week.
V. or ||,
yoll Inn,iv Unit new is tlie time lo
ro This Summer is ovor will bare 01
oiul uud Probably two ami Proper
A line Lot on Kiverside n
Uood Lot on Wimtlpeprav
Five room houso nndSu-ft
Liirgu Store on Bridgestn
line, s  COO 00
ni'-     it'ii 00
[Iut     1,000 t>0
t  2.S00 OJ
i   ;   ■ ...
<-.md Lot and store iu Upper Grand Forks
f   ::n i 00
200 00
li',11 (Kl
1-fiOQ CO
550 ni
Hundred others.   II you hnveani thine to si-ll Li*-t it
< charge ui.lt BsSnlc Is niadu
mil io Buy anything com mud sou me and I will pure
'Secretary Qrand Forks Tpwr,
'-.-,-'-' •/■**■■• .--T'- s^- ■*■"• j**' 0*r-,£?■ sp->**"
V >*■ -lie **»%• --lu*^* 'cv V.* *5J "'..
"Co.       M
^**- £A *C- .<-^.S*f.'--.' jr. .<■". ,&■■ 0- °A^
Mr. S. R. Almond Declines the Receivership.
J-ir'ge F nio, of tho county court, residing at Nelson, B. C, has appointed
Mining Recorder S. R. Aln ond receiver for the Grand Forks brewery.
It has beer: kno.m for some time thai
Messrs. Hewitt ard Towr.c-nd, propiie-
tors of the brewery, were not dA-elh:,*;
in that harmony necessary for tbe -.licet fir-fel operation of ar.y business. As a
las*, te-r.rt, Mil in icsponre to an pppii
c ii n ton Mr. Ti w icnd, the cout
made the appoinlmt nt,
Mr. Almond en bei;i£ interviewed on
tlie subject, stated that it would be impossible for him to accept the appoint
cent as ihe duties of the office absorbed
all his time
It ts understood that Mr. Townend's
solicitor wilt petition that some o.hr. r
suitable peri,a he appointed u take
charge of ihe business.
Send Your Children lo School
I. A. Dinsmore, secretary of the
school ho.rd, iccelved a letter from Mr.
S, S. I'ep.*, superintendent of education,
grating that provi.ions -lave been made
i:* Hie estimates (or thv Grand Forks
school district for tlte ne\". school year]
(or Iwo (cachet*, n d ;■ • additional
tchool room. Also, thai authority will
nol be granted  lor these two teach rs i
3? *
1 House Finish,
Sash  Factory,
-Store Fronts a Specially,
Furniture Made to Order, I
-Saloon and Store Fixtures,
All oiders will  loceive  Prompt
Et Spraggett,
Grand Forks, B. C.
ninl a i.;i*yi
tiro s r,s i
si hool i ■ -.
e I A* pre r*
e ! her, ■ ..I lo
distii t, ■*, •
Cl o.il ba bin g ,'
laity 11 end * e*
tjrirr   al.,,*.-.   •; i.
:    lh.
hi cl
ry   I
s I rr- I
■   s  ell
..( the
>.   be
'. iu
average daily attendance \*-*as only 35.
The srhool direc os earne tlv request
that parents m iks a sp *< i rl Ef;tt to si c
that their children attend school, in Older that the atrendance »i'l icach thc
number necessiry to secure the additional leachc-f and building,
two of real hen hful onjoy-
Runt one nf our
*£ Brantford
All New and Up-To-Dste-Wheols.
For Sale.
One of ihe best farms on Grand Prairie;
tearig orchard and  small fruit.   Foi
further parti 'nlr?, ."ddress
W. H. C'OYEiiT, Caiscn, 11. C,
' Fir-i-clnt-s in every rospect The bar win al.
j wuy« he ii iindeuppllcd ivith(hecholcest\Y-llluj
' and ii<|tiois. *v*--* A LETTER TO WOMEN.
A" few words from Mrs. Smith, oi
(Philadelphia, will certainly corroborate
the clam that Lydia B. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound is woman's ever
reliable friend.
"I cannot praise Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound too highly.
"For nine f   *ia
weeks I was in -ts^.v
bed suffering1 with inflammation
and congestion of tlie
ovaries.    I
had a dis-
charge all
tlie time.
When lying
down all
the time, 1 v
felt quite
aide; hut as soon ;
feet on the Hour,
come back.
'• Every one thought if waa Impossible for me togel well. I was paj Ing SI
per day for doctor's visits and 78 cente
a day for medicine. I made up my mind
to try Airs. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, It has effected n complete cure
for me, ami I have all the faith in the
world in it. What a blessing' to woman it is!"—Mrs, .Iknmi'; 1.. Smith,No,
3U4 Kauflman St., Philadelphia, Pa.
In    the    Ah tr ono ml en I     Observatory
There l» AIwuvh Pence.
I suppose nobody can be so detached
from mundane troubles as the man whose
calling it is to Investigate the other earths
■nt' the universe, says Julian Hawthorne In
Collier's Weekly. In the aHln-ninnii-.il observatory there is always peace, In our
churches we offer up prayers fur the political welfare of tliu country, and listen
to sermons advocating or deprecating war,
Sitting at home, amid wife and children,
ln the security ot our firesides, we read
the newspapers and discuss the chances
of battle and the horrors of famine. But
ln the observatory there Is no mention or
thought of these things. The nearest the
astronomer gets to this planet Is 240,000
miles — the distance that separates the
moon from us. He does nut, however, linger there long;; it is .'■-> near; he is like
the old frontiersman who began to gasp
for breath when any one came whhln live
and twenty miles of him. Our astronomer
i.s not satisfied with miles; he wants diameters of the solar system; the speed of
light vibrations Is his yardstick. Mars is
•tho nearest spot where he can sit down a
bit and feel at home. He begins to smile
and open his shoulders at Jupiter or Saturn; lie is striding along at a round pace
by the time he passes Neptune; and then,
with a sigh of relief, he bestraddles the
awful gulf that yawns between us and the
nearest fixed star, and disappears cheerfully from view In the mists of the Milky
Wny. What, is the use of talking tu sueh
a person about tliu war in Cuba? "Uow
■soon do you think It will be settled?" you
inquire. He replies that it will require su
many billion ages for Alpha Centaurl to
alter its present position. "But think of
those starving folks In Matanzas!" you
continue. He refers you to the fact that
a thousand million years hence the sua
will have cooled down, and all tho Inhabitants of this solar family will have frozen
into icieles. "Have you pictured to yourself the terror of the moment when the
Maine was blown up in Havana harbor?"
you want to know. At this he smiles a
fearful smile, and saying something
about a recent collision of two planets adjoining a nebula, of Orion, Is off toward
the north, probably on a hunting expedition after the Great Hear. Sometimes 1
feel Inclined to go home.
Ves, it. is healthy onee in a while to remind ourselves of the relations of things
In this creation, to breathe infinite space,
to cool our little fevers In ils absolute
zero, to set our watches hy the Precession
.it the Equinoxes, and to seek a quiet corner for meditation somewhere behind the
back stars. Hitch one end of your hammock lo SlriUS, and the other to ArcLurus,
and compose yourself for a nap of a few
stellar periods; when you wake up, the
matters that so concerned you here will
have adjusted themselves,
Riveted letters are a decided novelty,
and are the outcome of n desire lo lmve
an absolutely safe envelope, says the
Philadelphia Record. Those envelopes,
which enn bo secured by rivets, are perforated in one or more places, and before
closing the letter the stem of the rivet,
which possesses n flat head, is pushed
through the small holes from the inside
of the envelope and the Hap then struck
down. Over that stem a small net with a
conical hole is placed. This hole is wider
at the top part whore the stem protrudes.
All the pails arc made of lead or some
other equally soft metal. In order to secure the rivet a head has to bc hammered
out of the prolrudlng stem. For this
purpose a steel mold or shield i> placed
over it and driven home with the aid of
a hammer or witli Hie Hat of the baud.
Tlm stem then nils up the conical hole
in the nut with which it forms one solid
piece showing the clear impression of thc
shield or seal.
Why isn't courting an heiress a cliei lc
Why aren't stenographers' notes figures
of speech?
Why is it thnt we seldom see an auburn
hatred old maid?
Why Isn't a graveyard the last measure
n  man  resorts to?
Why doesn't a man lead a double life
when he is beside himself?
Why Is it that all the rogues manage to
get into the other political party?
Why does a man usually show his wife
more courtesies abroad than at home?—
Chicago News.
"Now, papa, dear, when Mr. Timmons
calls on you, don't be hasty." "Hasty?
I guess not Pre been thinking what
I'd do to bim for more than a month,"—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Stebbins's wife Is going io make him
go in for geology." "What's thai for?"
"She can't make bim keep himself tidy,
and she thinks if he is Bclentiftc, it
won't be Dotlced."—Cbleago ttoeord.
She Here is such a pretty little story
in the paper about bow Kdiaon eame to
marry, tie l wish sunn- of these
bright young journalists would explain
how I came to marry.—Indianapolis
"Here, my dear," said the far sighted
husbaud, "put this mouej in the stuck
lug for a rainy day." So she bought a
pair, and tbey really looked lovely on
Obestuut street yesterday.—Philadelphia Record,
"is it superstition that makes you
burn the feu thera after cleaning a
chicken, uncle? 1 lmve noticed you doing so on several occasions." "No superstition, sab; Jes* wisdom."—Indianapolis Journal.
Friend—Poetry is a drug on the market, Isn't It? Poet—I should say not!
Friend—Then, I am misinformed, Poet
—Your Informant probably never Hied
to sell poetry or buy drugs,—Buffalo
"I'm troubled about that draft from
the West," said tbe head of the firm.
The otliee boy hurriedly closed tbe transom and then looked as if he expected
nn Immediate advance iu salary.—Detroit Free Press.
"Bridget, you've broken ns much
china this morning as your wages
amount to. Now, how ean we prevent
tbis occurring again?" "01 don't know,
mum, unless yez raises me wages."—
Pearson's Weekly.
"Mr. Showman," said au Inquiring Individual at the menagerie, "can tbe
leopard change his spots?" "Yes, sir,"
replied the Individual who stirs up the
wild beast; "when he Is tired of one
spot lie goes to another."—Tit liils.
Stranger—1 notice thai when you announce your text your congregation all
make a note of the verse anil chapter,
Parson—Tnis; dey lakes down do number of do verse and chapter lo make
policy combinations out ob.—Puck.
Employer—Y'ou were late ihis morning, Henry. Office Boy—Yes, sir. Employer—Did you forget to mention it to
me? Office Hoy-No, sir. Bul I didn't
waut to deprive you of the pleasure of
being the first to speak of it.—Boston
"I'm proud of you," said the head of
the linn; "I have letters from all over
Kansas saying tlmt Ihey have seen our
samples.'•(low in the world did you
manage it ?" and he palled the traveling
man on the back.   "Cyclone."- Detroit
Five  Press.
Wife What's tlie matter, dear? Husband— 1 had a chance to bet teu dollars
on n "sure thing" this afternoon. Wife
—And you didn't do It? Well, no mat-
tor. Getting money by betting isn't—
Husband You don't understand. 1 did.
—Chicago News.
A Georgia man who went to Alaska
to dig gold writes borne from Dawson
City: "Y'ou mny expect me In Georgia
as soon as my clothes thaw enough for
me to get my hands in my pockets and
reach the money to pay for my ticket."
—Atlanta Constitution.
Mrs. de Temper—I nm not happy
With my husband. Shall 1 drive him
away? Lawyer—Ills life is insured In
your favor, isn't It? Mrs. ilu Temper-
Yes; I made him do tlmt before we married. Lawyer Well, don't drive him
off.   He'll die quicker where he is.
"You will marry a tall, dark gentleman," said the fortune teller, examining the lines in the fair baud, "That
doesn't help me any," despairingly replied the lovely blonde who had called
to consult her; "all six of them are tall,
dark gentlemen!"—Chicago Tribune.
In the Kl..mlike: First Citizen—That
lady journalist who Just eame In from
tbe Slalcs seems to tie an authority on
economy. Second Citizen—How is thai?
First Citizen- She has an article in
the Chilkoot Courier on "How to Live
ou Twelve Hundred n Week."-Puck.
"I s'pose you got a Bible you'll let a
guy look Into," said one of tlie two
tough young men  who bad called on
I the minister. "With pleasure, my
young friend. I f I can be of any assistance to you—"    "Nail, 1 got lo see fer
■ nieself; dis Is to decide a bet."   Indiati-
I apolUl .lournal.
j Miss Mugg I don't see UOW It Is your
sister failed to Hnd me al  lhe slatlon.
. You said you would describe ine to her.
Infatuated Lover (who sees a good deal
more In Miss Mugg than others nun—
Yes, I told her to look for a beautiful
girl, with the face of a Madonna and
tlio form of a sylph. It's queer she
missed you.—New York Weekly,
in tin- April St. Nicholas Mr. Frank it.
Stockton continues his series of narrative
sketches of "The Buccaneers of Our
Coast." Mr. Stockton thus describes the
capture uf the Cuban eity, I'ort au Prince,
by Morgan and his buccaneers:
When ihe fleet arrived at ihe nearest
harbor Morgan landed his men and
mail led toward the town, hut he did not
succeed in making a secret attack, as he
had hoped. A Spanish prisoner had let
himself drop overboard, and swimming
ashore, had warned the governor uf the
attack. Thus prepared, this able «om-
mander marched a body of soldiers along
the road by which the pirates must come,
and when he found a suitable spot he
built a formidable barricade. Behind this
his soldiers were posted witli their inusk-
ets  ami  their cannon.
Hut when Morgan eame within sight of
this barricade, he considered that It would
be entirely unnecessary to attempt to disturb this admirable defense, so lie marched his men into lhe woods, led them entirely around lie- barricade, ami came out
upon a wide plain before the town.
Here la' found that he WOUld have to
fighl Ids way into the eity, and probably
much lo his surprise ids men were presently charged by a body of cavalry.
The pirates routed the horsemen, ami.
nfter a light of about four hours, took
possession of the town. Here they captured a great many prisoners, whom ihey
shut up In ihe churches, ami then sent
detachments out into the country to look
fur those who had run away. Then these
utteny debased and cruel men took their
usual course after capturing a town; they
pillaged, f* as(ed, and routed. Even when
the poor citizens seemed lo have given up
everything thoy owned, they were told
that if tiny did not pay two heavy rnn-
soms  they  would  be carried  away  Into
slav.-ry.   and   lhat   their   tuwn   WOUld     be
For two weeks the pirates Welted for
the unfortunate people to go out into the
country ami find some of their fellow-
rltizens who had escaped with a portion
uf their treasure. In those days people
did unt keep their wealth in banks as
they do now, but every man was the custodian of most of ills possessions, ami
When they fled from the visitation uf an
enemy they took with them everything
of value ttiat they could carry. Before
the citizens returned Morgan made a discovery; a negro was taken who was ear-
lying letters from the governor of Santiago, a neighboring city, to some of the
citizens of Port-au-Prince, telling them
not to be in too great a hurry to pay tiie
ransom, because lie was coming witli a
strong force to their assistance. When
Morgan road these letters he changed his
mind and thought It would be a wise
thing not to stay in fliat region any longer
lhan could be helped. So he decided not
to wait for the unfortunate citizens to
collect the heavy ransom he demanded.
but told thorn that if they would furnish
him with BOO head of cattle and nlso supply salt and help prepare the moat lor
shipment, he would make no further demands upon them. This, of course, the
citizens were glad enough to do, and the
buccaneers sailed away.
, The average speed of a currier pigeon (
' in calm weather is 121U yards a minute. ■
; With  a  strong   wind  in   the  direction  of
flight,   some    pigeons  have  covered  19S0
yards a minute.
| ' |
The recent cold weather has done great :
damage to fruits aud vegetables throughout Georgia.
Kapid work is going on to transform
lhe vessels at ihe Brooklyn navy yard into auxiliary cruisers.
At Commercial, Ky., the 3-year-old-son
of Nat Corbin, while playing about a the
in the yard, was burned to death.
The Cncoiupahgre and I 'to Indians are
said to be ugly over the dilatory tactics
uf the laud allotment commissioners
Diphtheria at W'averly, Mo., has put a
slop to all church nnd social gatherings.
Kveiylhing is being done to cheek thc
The total output of coal in Hie United
siatc, in Is!i7 approximated 198,250,000
short t"tis, with an aggregate value of
Postal Clerk Hart, arrested in Chicago
on a charge of theft, gave ns an excuse for
the crime that he could not live uu $12 a
\ i in: \r tiik it.
To manufacture a cheap kalsomlne
stuck "ti the wall with glue, claiming it to
be the "same tiling" or "just as good" as
the durable Alabastlno, or to buy and sell
sueh goods on sueli representations would
seem a cheap trick. Some resort to It, To
he safe, buy Alabastlne only In packages
and properly labeled.
It is only in accord with tlte eternal
fitness of thing- Dial miss, kiss and bliss
rhyme together.
We nre asserting iii the courts out right tothe
exclusive use ofthe wurd  "CASTORIA," and
!   "I'l I'cilKK'SCASTORIA," us ourTrade Mark.
I, Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyatt nis, Massachusetts,
; was the originator uf " I'lTCHKK'SCASroKIA,"
the same that lias burne and does now bear the
I facsimile signature of CHAS, H. KI.KTCIIKK on
i every wrapper. This is the original" PITCHER'S
; CASTORIA" which has been used in the homes
of the mothers of America for over thirty years
Look Carefully at the wrapper and see that it is
(he kind yon  have alivays bought, and has the
signature of CHAS.  H. FkETCIIKR  on  the
: Wrapper.   No one has authority from me to use
'.ty name except The Centnur Company of which
;iius. It. Fletcher is President.
March 8, .-897- SAMUEL PITCHER, M.D.
And   the   boy,   did   you   say,   has   gone
Won the badges of disgrace and should
wear them?
It appears that dishonor and trouble will
When tbe heart is less able to bear them.
You call him a criminal—but I
Can't forget all his baby completeness;
You say mercy should pass, like the Le-
vite, on by—
I remember his infantile sweetness.
I tell you a truth that will live:
The adult may be bad as you've thought
But the heart that loved the child will
The man for the joy baby brought him.
—Cincinnati Enquirer.
A musician that can play all kinds of
instruments beats the band.
Among the colored diamonds there is
one of a green tint, now in Dresden, and
formerly owned by Augustus the Strong.
The grand duke of Tuscany possessed a
blue une. and the famous Hope diamond
was also blue and remarkably beautiful.
No account of diamonds could, omit
mention nf the great, liragauza .the Portuguese crown jewel, which is said to
weigh 18S0 carats, and is valued by the
jewelers of Brazil, where it was found,
al $1,305,000,0001 Ihit it has been suggested that this diamond is a while topaz—in which case the millions vanish.
The Portuguese government refuses to allow the stone to be examined.
The crown diamonds of the. Brazilian
empire were valued at more than $18,-
000,000. Oue of the principal stones was
set in lhe handle of the cane of John VII.
Slill more remarkable, the doublet of
ceremony of Joseph I of Portugal had for
buttons 20 diamonds, aggregating the
neat, sum  of $405,000,
llra/il. which produced the diamond
handled cane nmi the Braganza, where
diamonds are found in the crops of fowls
and adhering to the roots of cabbages,
and were formerly used by the gold hunters for counters in card playing—Brazil
must be allowed to be a country of marvels. Though modern scientists, denying
that diamonds huve souls or power to
euro toothache, agree, that they may be
smelt and tasted, it has remained for the
officers of tho Brazilian .Junta Diamanl-
ina to assert that they produce music.
Uy rubbing the diamonds together close
to the ear these experts declare that they
can distinguish  Ihe true from the false.
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thai science hns been able to cure In all ita
stages and that is Catarrh. Hah's Catarrh Cure
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acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces <>C the system, thereby destroying the
foundation or the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution
and assisting nature Jn doing its work. The
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powers, that they offer One Hundred Dollars
for any rase that It fails to cure. Head for list
of Testimonials.
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Hall's Family l'llls nre the best.
The longest lived people have, generally been those who made breakfast the
principal meal of tlie day. The stomach
has more vigor in the morning than at
any  time.
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet.
It cures painful, swollen smarting feet and
instantly takes tbe sting out of corns and
bunions. It's the greatest comfort discovery of the age. Allen's Foot-Ease makes
tight-htting or new shoes feel easy. It is a
certain cure for chilblains, sweating, damp,
callous and hot, tired aching feet. We
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Popular airs may be catching ,but it
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Scorching is apt to singe the p ipularity
of cycling.
Platonic love is a sort of prologue to
tlie real thing.
The woman who fails to say "because"
has some other excuse.
Tramps have one redeeming quality;
you never hear of them getting mixed up
in labor riots.
The baby iu the cradle evidently thinks
this is a pretty rocky i Id world.
Piso's Cure for Consumption has been
a God-send to mo.—Wm. B. McClellan,
Chester,   Florida,   Sept.  17,   1895.
Tlte pulling of a sound tooth "Tries tlie
iioeoiisties of the dental chamber,
In   the spring cleanse your system   by using
Dr.   Plunder's  Oregon   Blood   Purifier.
A  horso never gels to the front in a
race if he lias been badly reared.
lie Cannot  EBiicape Her.
"Henpsek   Isn't   nnarly as enthusiastic   about
Joining lhe army as be whs."
"No. be has given It Up. His wife snys
thnt if he enlints she will go along as a nurse." I
- Detroit Free Press.
Use only one heaping teaspoonful of
Schilling s Best Baking Powder to a
quart of flour.
%u mmu use Iwt Uaspoon/uli of other baking powcUf.
Alabastlne Is a durable and natural
coating for walls and ceilings entirely different from nil kalsomlne preparations,
made ready for use in white or twelve
■beutuiful tints by the simple addition of
water (latest make being adapted to mix
with cold water), put up ln dry powder
form. In 5-pound packages, with full in-
etructlons on every jmckage.
Whiting, etc., tire Btuck on the wall Willi
decaying animal Klue. Alabastlne la a cement, which Koi-s Uirouifli a process of
sfttin*,'. hardens with nge, can be re-coated and re-decornted from time to time
without having to wash and scrape off its
old coals before renewing.
Kalsomlnes are cheap temporary preparations manufu.lured from chalks, clays.
MMU   SII'1-.M.-..H.
Particularly throat and lung diftlcuitles,
wrongly attributed to other causeH, is tlie
result of unsanitary conditions of walls
and ceilings. Think of having bedrooms
covered with layers of molding flour paste
to feed vermin, with paper to hide tbem
and to absorb the moisture of respiration,
and an animal glue culture ground on Its
fnce for disease germs; this having strong
colors added, like a colored shirt, 'to hide
tbe dirt; then think of "the nasty practice" of repeating this papering, without
moving the old, and a number of times at
that, as many do. Then think of a room
co-"ted with pure, porous, permanent Alabastlne, which is retlnted with but tittle
trouble or expense, and is purifying and
sweet-smelling and fills cracks. Wall paper free would be dearer than Alabastlne
if cost of removing* paper Is considered.
Alabastlne is sold by paint dealers
everywhere. Ask your dealer for card of
to ni'Ai.r.u.H.
Do not buy a law suit or an Injunction
with cheap kalsomlnes, imitations
of Alabasllne. Dealers assume the
risk of a suit for damages by selling
an Infringement. Alnbastine Company
own the right, covered by letters patent,
to make and sell wall coaling adapted to
be mixed with cold water. Alabastlne Co.,
Grand Rapids, Mich.
It.  MOPSLBIGH was an
aspirins man. Ills motto
was "Upward and Onward." And, to a certain
extent, he had lived up to
t; for, begluulng life with
no greater capital than a
ragged coat, a iboeblock,
and a box of blacking, lie
had succeeded iii amautng
ii fortune <>t' something over
$10(1,(1110. He had never married, because be bad been too busy In bis
younger days, anil uow that bis means
would admit of sueh a luxury, his hopes
uud aspirations were all centered iu his
only nephew, a line young fellow, Just
111 years of age.
"You're all 1 hnve iu the world, Dick,"
said he. "And yoll shall be my heir, If
ouly you marry to please me."
Mm Mammon and Cupid nre almost
Invariably ranged In opposition to one
another In this world—and In full viewer the uiipiiriilleli.il Idiocy of sucli a
proceeding, Dick Avenel fell In love
with a prelly girl who hadn't a penny
to bless herself with, and one day be
sought his Uncle Mopslelgh.
"Uncle," snld Dick, "I'm in love."
"The deuce you are!" said the old
"Willi lhe sweetest girl Inthe world!"
averred Did;.
"And who, pray, may she be?" de-
iiiiiuiled Mr. Mopslelgh.
"Her nn me Is Clara Cleveland. She's
nursery governess In Mrs. Van Vorsi's
"Then," snld Uncle MopSlelgli, "you'd
better get out of love with her as quick
as you can. 1 want no beggarly governess lu my family! Besides, I've already picked out a wife for you."
"Uli?" said Dick.
"Miss Clementina Etherege, lhe heiress! Just eome to visit ber aunt, Mrs.
Major Doddlngton, Worth a quarter
of a million iu lier own right! And
they tell me she Is as pretty as a pink!
That's the sort of n wife for you, my
"1 beg yoiir pardon, sir," said Mr.
Avenel. with dignity. "Were she as
rich as Croesus, and beautiful as Venus,
she would be perfectly Indifferent to
"Dou't be an ass!" said Mr. Mopslelgh.
"Sir!" said Dick.
"Come with me at once, nnd call on
Mrs. Major IKiddiugtou. See for yourself."
"Of course, I will do as you please
about this," snld Dick, mentally steel-
lug himself for a stiff combat. And, inwardly more determined than ever, he
got his hat nud acicompnnlcd itlie old
Mrs. Major Doddlngton lived ln n
pretty mansard roofed villa Joust out
of town. There was a fountain ln front
of the veranda, aud a perspective view
of blue-silk furnished drawing-rooms
through the open French i-ascmicniis.
"Mrs. Major Dodulngton Is not nt
home," said the little maid in a white
apron and pink-ribboned cap, w!ho came
to the door. "Would the gcmtlemen
walk In and see Miss Etherege.
But Mr. Mopsellgli declined Ms. He
didn't quite like to face the heiress
without the advantage of Mrs; Dod-
dlngton's presence. He handed out his
card, on which he hurriedly penciled
beneath his own name that of his
nephew, nnd snld that be would "call
Hut ns they passed the corner of the
house, themselves hidden by a niina-
ture thicket of rhododendrons, they had
a line view of one of the blue-silk
rooms, where n slender, pretty young
lady, nlso iu blue, Bat writing at a
desk—a youug lady with long eyelashes, an oval face, and a rose twisted
In the colls of her blue-black hair.
"That's she, sir," snld Mr. Mopslelgh,
grasping bis neqihew's arm nnd gesticulating toward tlie unconscious note-
writer with the forefinger of his disengaged hlm. "That's the bell-ess! I.ook
*>'*. her!   Isn't she a beauly V"
"She Is, Indeed, sir," snid Dick, who
stood transfixed ln the middle of the
rhododendrons.   "But are you sure "
"Of course I'm sure," brusquely Interrupted Mr. Mopscllgh. "Who else
can It be? Dick, loo.: here! You shall
marry that filii!"
"I will, sir!" averred Dick, with equal
Mr. Mopslelgh's face brightened up.
"You're n trump, Dick," said be. "I
knew you'd conic back to your senses
after a while. Marry hor, Dick, and I'll
settle my fortune on you."
"All right, sir," snid Dick.
Hardly had the footsteps of tbe departing guests died nwny on the lawn
than nnother young lady came In from
au adjoining room and bent her pretty
head over the fair letter-writer.
"Are you almost through, Clara?"
"Quite through uowf dear!"
"Well, then, Clara, look here!"
And Miss Etherege—the real Miss
Etherege—sat herself down' with a resolute nlr.
"I've made up my mind to one thing,
Clara," snld she. "You shan't be a
governess any longer. You shall live
with me. You shall be my companion
and I'll pay you twice as much "
"But, Clementine "
"Say yes, darling—do sny yes!"
And when Richard Avenel called tlmt
evening, In obedience to a little pencil
note from Clara, he found that she bad
decided to change ber situation.
"So you are the heiress?" said Richard, bluntly, when Clara Introduced
him to Miss Etherege.
"Exactly," snld Clementina. "And
you are the nephew of the rich Mr.
Mopslelgh, I suppose?"
Dick nodded. "Yes," sold he. "And
my uncle wants me to marry you/'
"Much obliged to him, I'm sure," said
Miss Etherege, laughing.
"And I am determined to marry Clara
Cleveland, and no oue else," added
"1 admire your taste," said Miss,
And Dick went on nnd told the whole
story of how they had called there tliat
morning, aud bow his uncle had mistaken Miss Etherege's visitor for Miss
Etherege herself.
"He told me to marry you," said Dick,
taking both Clara's buttering little
hands In bis, "and I mean to do It!"
Now It so chanced that Mr. Mopslelgh
was telegraphed to come to Chicago tlie
next morning, to be occupied there for
an indefinite length of time, but lie left
a message that Dick must nol forget to
prosecute his suit.
"No, I won't," said Dick, smiling to
Mr. Mopslelgh bad not been gone two
weeks when Dick wrote to hlm.
"You will be glad lo learn, uncle."
said he, "tliat I am engaged to the lady
you pointed out as my future wife. We
are to lie inni-rlcd at once."
In answer to which Mr. Mopslelgh
sent ou his blessing by telegraph. And
ln less than u mouth he found himself
enabled to hurry bnck lo New York.
And with him he brought a superb set
of diamonds for his new niece.
The first place lo whicli he haslened
was ihe residence of Mrs. Major Doddlngton, wbere, he hnd understood, the
young couple were making a temporary
sojourn after tbeir trip, Mrs, Doddlngton received hlm beamingly.
"So kind of you," said she. "Walk
this wny. 'They nre In the morning-
Mr. Mopslelgh wrung his nephew's
hand, and kissed Hie blushing bride affectionately.
"Here's my wedding gift," snid lie.
banging Hie diamond necklace around
Clara's neck and laying ihe rings and
brooch on the table. "Welcome, my
love, Inlo lhe Mopslelgh family!"
.lust then a tall, blue-eyed girl entered, and Mrs. Doddlngton made baste
to introduce lier to the elderly visitor.
"Mr. Mopsleigb, my niece, Miss Etherege."
"Miss—Etherege!" bawled the old
gentleman, wheeling around toward the
bride.   "Then who Is this
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a rest on the steps of a residence
i take             	
1 near Nineteenth and Master streets yes-
' lertlny afternoon, was surprised by being
shaken by the* policeman on tho bent.
j "What's the matter hero?" he asked,
grujy.    She gave no answer, and, after
j a sharp look at her, he inn quickly to
the corner and rang up the patrol, which
citinc dashing up u little Inter nt breakneck speed. The unwilling passenger wns
] summarily  bundled  in  and   the   driver
! raced to the German hospital nnd one
of the physicians wns hastily summoned.
I "What's the matter?" he asked of the supposed patient,   "Matter'.*'she said.   "Y'es,
'■ what ails you?"    "Ale?" was the reply.
' "Well, I'm a little tired, an' I'd be obliged
if you'd let me sit here till the gentlemen
get. ready to take me back. I wits sittin'
on the steps wnilin' for my daughter to
 — . jome out of thc store on the corner when
Formerly Clara Cleveland, at your | thoy drove mc off so quick.   I wondered
"Not I he
aid Dick
bowing low.
yelled Mr.
"Yes, lhe governess," said Dick. "She
was here nu a visit io Miss Etherege
thai dny you saw her. You lold me lo
marry her, and I snid I would. And I
have obeyed you!"
"Don't bc angry, sir," cooed Miss
Etherege. "I'lnrn Is the sweetset girl
In nil the world."
"Forgive us, sir," pleaded Clara, In
the prettiest of implicating altitudes,
with Iter soft eyes brimming over with
I ears.
"Well," said Mr. Mopslelgh, arter a
momentary pause, "1 suppose I shall
have to! Kiss me again, my dear. You
nre pretty!   And, Dick "
"Yes, sir."
"I'll have the bine nnd silver rooms
fitted up for you at once. For, of
course, you'll come and live with me?"
And so the old gentleman acquiesced,
as philosophically as he might, In the
Irresistible tide of circumstances, aud
Dick and Clara were happy.
"Aud, after all," snys Dick, "1 did
obey my uncle."—New York News.
whnt they were about, but I guess they
know,"   The physician turned to the po-
i licemen to mnke some inquiries, but those
I officials were looking very ill, indeed, so
nothing was snid.—Philadelphia ltecord.
The ninn who is domiciled iu n village
boarding house hns no use for a local
Established 1780.
How the Indians Fooled their Spanish
There Is a tradition In New Mexico
thnt many mines once freely worked
have been lost. There Is another tradition thnt mnny springs have also been
lost, and II ia understood that the losses
of both mines nnd springs were brought
about by the Indians. New Mexico Is
supposed once to have been much more
nttratclve than It is now. The Pueblo
Indians arose In revolt on the first full
moon of August, 1(18(1.
When they bad driven the Spaniards
down Into old Mexico they set to work
to change the condition so that there
should be little temptation to reconquer
New Mexico.
This Idefl Inspired the filling of miues
which hnd beeu opened and worked
during the former Spanish occupation.
The Indians, with great care, destroyed
all traces of many mines. It Is snld.
This Is not so surprising ns what they
did to the springs. It Is tradition, and
the statement ls commonly accepted as
historical truth, that In their labors to
render the country uninviting as i>os«l-
b!e these Indians suppressed numerous
Such results were accomplished In an
Ingenious manner. The Indians dug
down and cleared nway dirt until they
found the crevices of lhe rock through
which the water came. They took the
fibrous bark of n species of fir tree and
tumped It Inlo the crevices. As the material became water-soaked It swelled
until II plugged. Nothing remained but
to throw buck the dirt nnd to give to
the surface the general arid appearance
of the surrounding country. This wns
not a temporary expedient. II resulted,
according to the present theory, In the
permanent destruction of ninny sources
of water.
To this day the appearance of slight
moisture often stimulates a search for
one of tbe missing springs. Occasionally these searches are successful. The
earth is removed, the crevices are
found, the bark Is picked out. nnd the
water, nfler more than Iwo centuries
of being turned bnck, resumed Its natural flow.
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mankind before the thirty-ninth year,
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Girls an Sandwich Men.
Some of the sandwich men lu London uow are girls. They march about
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caps and skirts nnd conts of bright-
colored cotton, with cnllco signs stitched on tbeir gowns. Tbeir pny Is only
two shillings n dny, but this ls twice as
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