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Vol. I, No. 3.
$2.00 per Year.
Bank of British Columbia
Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.
  £800,000      $3,000,000
wrrn tower to increase.
Reserve Fund £280,000      $1,300,000
Head Office: 60 Lombard Street, LONDON, ENGLAND
Capital paid up
Ik British Columbia In the United States
Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster San Francisco, Portland,
Nanalmo, Kamloops, Nelson (Kootenay Lake.) Seattle and Tacoma.
Agents and Correspondents in Canada and the United States :
Bank of Montreal, Canadian Bank of Commerce, Imperial Hank of Canada; Bank of
Montreal, New York and Chicago,
Telegraphic Transfers and Remittances to and from all points can be made through this
Bank at current rates.   Collections carefully attended to and every description of banking business transacted.      Oold Dust purchased.
W. T. Thompson
Main Street
I. O.
Fine Fishing and Shooting.
Comfortable Rooms.
Good Table.
Dealer In.
_ General Mepehand
Everything Required in a Mining Camp
v.   aa. o.
Green, Worlock & Co.,
Successors to GARESCHE, GREEN & CO.,
Government Street Victoria, B.C.
[Established 1873.]
Deposit* received In Gold, Silver and U.S. currency.   Interest paid on the same on time
deposits.   Gold dust and U.S. currency purchased at highest market rates.
Sight drafts and telegraphic transfers issued, payable at ovor 10,000 cities In Canada, the
United States, Kuropo, Mexico and China.
Excliange on London, available in all parts of Kuropo, England, Ireland and Scotland. Letters
of Credit issued on the principal cities of tho United States, Canada bnd Kuropo.
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Wholesale and Retail Dealer In, and Importer and Manufacturer of
The largest establishment of its kind on the mainland of British Columbia.
»T*hc leading CARPET HOUSE in tho City.   A full lino of Carpets, Square Rugs, Mats, etc,
I    Also Linoleum and Floor Cloths, as well as House Furnishings of every description.
Undertaking in all its branches.     Stock complete.
(P.O. box 2.)
21 & 23 Cordova Street, VANCOUVER, B.C.
Hamilton  Powder  Co'y
Ok Montreal.
Incorporated 1881.
Manufacturers of Dynamite, Blasting and Sporting Powder.
Wholesale Dealers in Safety Fuse, Detonators and Electric Blasting Apparatus.
Orrica: Victoria, B. C.
Works: Nanaimo, B. C.
.    BOOTT
General Agent for British Columbia.
(Established 1862)
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Crocket y, Glassware, Wall Paper, Lamps, Cutlery, Agate Waro and
Complete House Furnishings.
Largest Stock In British Columbia. Write for Prices of anything required.
•a *«. Bs^    „   „    viotovia,   IB. C
Manufacturers of
.   Mining and Milling Machinery
Hoisting and Pumping Engines Rolls and Concentrating Machinery
Copper and Lead Furnaces
Only Stool and Iron Ship Builders on tho Paclfflc Const.
Marine Engines, Boilers and All Classes of Marino Work.
First and Mission Streets
New York Office: 145 Broadway.
Cable Address, "Union."
Victorias   B.C.,
Farming. Implements. and. Hardware
Manufacturers of Hydraulic Pipe, Giants, and
All Kinds of
"W»/t><e:i* TVlxeels,   ZES-fcc.
in the City Dailies and the
Magazines for city orders,
hut you will not get the
country trade through these
fr It requires the Local
Weeklies to reach the pocket-
books of those people who
live, and live well, too, in
the agricultural and mining
districts of the Province.
is the best medium for reaching the people of the Southern Interior of British Columbia.
Subscribe for The Review.
Mr. F. J. Fulton, barrister, of Kamloops, is here attending court.
Mr. C. A. It. Lamby, Government
Agent at Osoyoos, returned this week
from a visit to Vernon.
Mr. Sidley, J.P., cam'e'in from Anarchist Mountain this week and called
on his many friends in camp.
Mr. Bullock-Webster arrested Jim
Grant at Spring Station on Thursday.
Grant has been wanted for some time
on a charge of supplying liquor to
The Stratheyro Mining Co. are doing
assessment work on the Ontario and
are also prosecuting work vigorously
on the Wide West. It is expected
that work will soon lie resumed on the
Brown Bear.
children is also 111, and at time of
writing is in a, critical condition. It
is sincerely hoped that they may be
spared another bereavement.
Mr. Dougal Cameron, an old placer
miner, of Rock Creek camp was at
Fairview this week to have his lame
hand dressed by Dr. Boyce. Mr.
Cameron, owing to an injury sustained with a shovel has been laid off
work for about a year, and considers
himself fortunate that the doctor has
saved him the use of his arm.
Bush tires in this vicinity have done
considerable damage to grass and
timber, and rendered the atmosphere
rather smoky. In connection with
this it would be well to remember that
too much care cannot be taken at this
season, when everything is so dry, to
lie sure that you do not leave a fire
burning when you break camp, as
should it cause damage you would be
liable to a fine of $100 or to three
months' imprisonment.
Mr. Mike Keoghen, from the foot of
Dog Lake, has been doing the town,
and spending a few days-with his
friends in Fairview. Who says that
agriculture is not a profitable pursuit
in the Lower Country when a handsome young man like Mr. Keoghan can
retire with the blushing honors of a
bloated agricultural plutocrat sitting
lightly upon him. May Mr. Keoghen
long be spared to enjoy the fruits of
his astute management and sturdy
The Similkameen Gold Gravels Exploration Co., Ltd., which has been
formed for the purpose of prospecting
and working the deposits near Princeton, at the junction of the Similkameen
and Tulameen Rivers, will commence
operations at once. A competent mining expert has been secured by the
company to take charge of their prospecting work, which will be of the
most thorough character, and, when
completed will leave no doubt as to the
actual value of the ground now held by
the company. Should the report on
the completion of this work, prove
favorable, active operations will at
. 4Jhce follow, and work will be continued
in the most energetic manner until
thorough development has been completed.
There is little doubt but that the expert's report will be of a favorable
character, as this ground has long teen
known to contain gold and platinum
in considerable quantities, and possessing, besides, many natural advantages necessary for hydraulicing, can
hardly fail to prove a property of immense value when thoroughly developed.
The stock of the company since
being opened for subscription has been
rapidly taken, and the trustees already
have sufficient funds in hand to commence operations as indicated above,
and continue the work until the company is fully satisfied of the value of
the ground which they hold under
lease from the Provincial Government.
Analytical Chemist
And Assayer
(Terms Cash In Advance)
Silver, Gold or Lead, each 811
Silver, Gold and Lead combined 3 (
Silver and Load combined  _
Silver, Gold and Copper  4 (
Silver and Coppor 3 t
Silver and Gold  2 (
Assayer to the British Columbia Government
of all Specimens sent from the
Province to
Mr. W. T. Thompson's big store and
warehouses have been completed but
still he is cramped for room for the
very large stock of goods he carries.
He has one of the largest stocks of
goods in tho interior of British Columbia, aud it includes everything required in a mining camp or on a
ranch, so that there is no necessity
of sending outside for supplies. Mr.
Thompson is a thorough business man,
full of energy and unbounded faith in
the prosperity of Camp Fairview.       [ V
____* v*
Court was held here yesterday and
today before His Honor Judge Spinks,
who arrived from Vernon on Thursday. There is quite a large number of
cases to be tried this time, a report of
which will be given later. The leading
case to come up on the criminal docket
was that of Clarke the absconding
postmaster of Golden, Wash., but it
was again adjourned for fifteen days.''
Clarke has gained an unenviable reputation and when detained in jail at
Kamloops it was found necessary to
keep him heavily ironed. Mr. Bullock-
Webster, constable, of Kcremeos
brought him down from there.
This week Messrs. E. Mahon and
R. Mahon, of Vancouver, who are
largely interested in mining operations
in the Kootenay and elsewhere, paid a
visit to Fairview, and were the guests
of Mr. W. T. Thompson. Through the
kindness of Mr. Attwood, of the
Strathoyre Mining Co., they were enabled to inspect the company's quart/.
mill, and also the Brown Bear and
Wide West mines, which are the two
properties upon which operations are
furthest advanced. The work which
they saw and the character of the
ore taken out no doubt convinced
the rich mineral producing capabilities of the Okanagan.
Last week Camp Fairview was reminded of the uncertainty of life, when
the first death from natural causes
occurred in its midst. The family
which received a visit from the dread
messenger was that of Mr. Nicholas
Tholl, whose bright little son Peter, a
lad of twelve years, died after a few
days' illness. The cause of death was
throat trouble of a very severy form of
quinsy. Dr\ Boyce, the skilful and
popular physician of Fairview, whose
services are sought in all parts of the
Lower Country, was in attendance and
did all that human skill could accomplish to save the boy's life, but
this was not to be and
death put an end to his sufferings, The funeral was largely Attended by those in camp, and the bereaved
parents have the sympathy of their
many friends. The affliction to which
the family have been subjected is all
the  greater, in  that  another of their
Mrs. Kruger came down on Friday's
boat and left for Osoyoos to-day-
Mrs. Jas. Gartrell, of  Trout Creek,
starts in a few days for a trip east.
Mr. H. T. Wilgress, C. P. R. Paymaster, and wife, and the Misses-
Cainbie, of Vancouver, visited Penticton this week.
.   Mr. Geo. N. Barclay, a proflriinent
jpin»"hr;v jifi Tvou(r fVwlr. I<"iv« 1W
Borkhainsteiwly/England, next J week
for a six months' visit.
Supt. Marpole was prevonted visiting
here on Monday as was intended, owing
to the burning of a bridge on the main
lino, but arrived last night.
Messrs. Riley & Hyatt have returned
(from Fairview and will commence on
[Monday to grade Van Home Street,
(Victoria Avenue and Ellis Street.
There's Nothing To Equal tt on the American
The interest which attaches to any
country is always enhanced in degree
by the opportunities which art afforded
for sport. This region may be and hat
been characterized as a paradise for the
hunter and sportsman. Big game
abounds, there being caribou, white
and black-tail deer, and on the higher
mountains big horned sheep and goats.
More remote are to be found the great
black, cinnamon and grizzly bean.
There are a few grey wolves, lynx,
cayotes, and the king cat of the
Rockies, the American panther.
The feathery trite is represented in
millions of geese and duck, the former
often feeding in large flocks on the
stubble. Sandhill cranes and beautiful
and stately specimens of the swan are
met with early in the spring and late
in the fall. Grouse is abundant in sec»
tions and of several varieties, vim.r
prairie chickens, blue ruffled an(j
grouse.   Some wonderful tag
i{M»vtnil JL,»w llio . tntwilrwxSi It(j4ifci.a
visit this region of sport. (
Tho fishing is conflned/princil
trout caught in large numl
often of enormous size. Trout are
taken from ten to twenty pounds in
weight, and reports have been published of trout caught in Okanagan Lake
J reigning thirty-five and forty pounds,
n some of the interior lakes white fish
are found and a species of land-locked
salmon.      Attention   to the former
"Scotty" Archibald came in on larti L,^,. be made profitable. Million, of
flight's stage from White Lake, where |dollar8,worthof whlteflBh ^^ ^n
he has been getting out coal for the
blacksmith shop to be started here.
Messrs. Pridham, of Kelowna, and
Singer, of sewing machine fame, of
New York, arrived by the Aberdeen on
Monday and proceeded to the Lower
Country on a hunting expedition accompanied by four Indians and six horses.
Genial Joe Thurber, of Hotel Penticton, leaves on Tuesday for a visit to his
home in Montreal. That ho may have
a pleasant trip and sufe return is the
wish of all here and also the Review.
During his absence the ever courteous
and attentive Mark will look after his
interests here.
 x ?
Mr. Mace, the contractor for this new
hotel, is pushing the work forward
with amazing rapidity He bus a largo
stall of skilled workmen on the job and
expects to have it ready for guests by
the middle of this month, The building presents a fine appearance from the
lake, and its commodious internal arrangements cannot fail to draw tourists
and pleasure seokers to this delightful
and health-giving part of British Columbia, Hunting parties will find first-
class accommodation, and as a summer
resort for the residents of the coast it
will bo found to have no equal in the
Province. Fishing in the lake is excellent, and come fine catches of trout
weighing from one and a half pounds
to three pounds have been made during
the past week. The hotel has been
leased to Mr. J. Thurber, who has so
successfully catered to the wants of
public for the past year, and in whose
hands it will no doubt be a success.
The dining and billiard rooms are
second to none in the Province,
aud they are to be furnished accordingly. A first-class chef has been engaged and the menu will bo of the
same order. When the hotel is opened
it is to be hoped that the 0. P. R. will
will arrange fares from the coast cities
that will induce people to spend their
holidays there and thus take advantage
of one of the best summer resorts in
the Dominion. Hunting parties should
bespeak their rooms, as there is likely
to be a great gathering of sportsmen in
this section after the 1st October.
"Croppy" is dead.
Mr. Kruger, of Osoyoos, was here
yesterday, and was so charmed with
The Falls that he intends to pay us
another visit shortly.
This year hunters assert that the
prairie chickens chicken and grouse are
small, and should not be shot yet for a
month or more. The first of September
is even too soon to commence the open
season, and to permit the killing of
deer of any kind after the first of
August is tp invito infractions of the
The steamer Mintmichi haa teen tied
Up by the customs authorities for, it is
claimed, carrying passengers without a
license. Her owner says she is a
private steam launch, and as such he
may allow whom lie may wish to ride
on her, provided ho charges no fare;
and or no fare has ever teen charged it
is unlikely that any penalty will be
taken out of Lake Winnipeg and other
Canadian lakes, and there can be no
doubt of their successful propagation.
here in the numerous beautiful mountain lakes, creating an industry next in
importance to the far-famed British.
Columbia salmon itself.
Canadian Gold Coin..
The Canadian Trade Review com- |
ments on the fact that Canada has as
gold coin of her own the gold coins of
Great Britain and the United States,
being at par value for the latter and
$1,800 to the pound for the former. It
is remarked that ours is a gold currency
and that silver is merely a subsidary
metal, being legal tender only to the
extent of ten dollars, while copper is
not a legal tender for more than a
dollar. It is observed that the foreign
trade of Canada being large, she has
considerable interest in all matters relating to foreign exchange, and whenever her credit abroad does not exceed
her maturing liabilities, she has to pay
the difference by the exportation of,
gold, which is the great medium of a
foreign exchange. The luck of gold
coinage of her own has led and still
leads to a great deal of friction between
the public and the government from
which this gold is secured for export,
Were Canada to have her own gold
coinage, with which the government
would invariably redeem its notes, all
trouble as regards foreign gold would
be done away with. A Canadian gold
coin is tt'.so needed to complete the
monetary system of the country.
Express Parcels.
The establishment of an agency of
the Dominion Express Company at
Penticton will be of great convenience
to this district. Mr. H. C. Newman, of
the Penticton and Oro Stage Line will
receive and deliver packages for all
points south.
The Canadian Government has made
an absolute contract for ten years with
James Huddard, managing director of
the Canadian-Australian SteamshipCo.
A third swift and large steamship will
be immediately added to the line.
V. ; )k
" Twelve o'clock, and the washing ain't
out jet !" said Nancy Norton, with a
frightened glance at the clock. " But I've
had such a sight of setbacks ! I'll have to
wait a spell now till the hired men have
had their dinner."
She blew the horn at the back door, then
made all haste to set the plentiful, if plain,
meal on the table, which feat she had barely accomplished before Uncle Peter and
three stalwart helpers appeared on the
" Nancy does make A number one pies!''
said Hiram Jenifer, reaching her for a second slice
" I don't mind if I drink another cup o'
coffee," observed Noah Johnson, "with
plenty of sugar, Nancy, please."
While Hezekiah Hopper made a   plunge
at the tutter with his own knife,   remark
ing, sotto voce, " That to his   taste   there
wa'a't no butter like June   butter,   an' it
didn't came but once a year I"
" No hot bread," said Uncle Peter with a
comprehensive glance around the board
" nor riz biacuit—eh, Naucy?"
"I couldn't manage it to-day," with a
conscience-stricken look.
" With the washin' and all—
"Nancy's yesterday's bread's good
enough for mo I" observed Hiram philo
"For my part," said Uncle Peter, "I
don't see how theso women folks contrive
to put in the; time, pottering around all day,
o-doin' next to nothin'."
" Oh, now, that ain't fair I" spoke up
Noah Johnson, good naturedly. " 'Tain't
no joko to cook an' wash an' iron for four
The color had risen in two round spots to
Nancy's cheeks ; a quick retort hovered on
her lips, when Uncle Peter interrupted the
unspoken words,
" Oh, by the way," said he, " I'd most
forgotten to say anything about it, but
brother Sam's girl's to be here to-day."
"Brother Sam's girl!"
"Why, yes—your cousin Nannie, from
Bridgeport—your Uncle Sam'wel's gal,
that's to teach the district school here,
Sam, he was inquirin' round for a place,
an' I csljulated we could board her here,
so I told him to Bend her on. He's willin
to pay five dollars a week, and that counts
up ■"
Nancy looked at her uncle with startled
" But there ain't no room for her to sleep
in," said she,
" She can have your room, and you can
take the little corner chamber in the garret.
One person more or less in the family don't
make no difference and five dollars is five
dollars. Have some moie of the diied peach
sass, Johnson ?"
Nancy Baid not a word.
Of what avail was it to remind Uncle
Peter that the little garret chamber was
cold in winter and hot in summer, that the
roof leaked, and the rats played high carni
valthere ?
She only helped Hiram Jenifer to a cu
cumber pickle, and replenished the coffee
pot for the third time.
" There's a gal, now—Brother Sam's darter," reflectively observed Mr. Norton, as
be sprinkled pepper and vinegar over his
summer beets—" as is worth her salt. Am
in' twenty dollars a month at teacTiiu'. If
Nancy could make money like that! But
Nancy hadn't never no faculty I"
" I never had a chance !" cried Nancy,
with rising color and tear-brimmed -eyes.
"I've been kept hard at work sincei was
*.   .v    una. •«tr*    M*MU    MV    HWK lUid
-^^m^V^-'mhi get eroTted I
Unel#Peter,wavtaeihuTiandin a p
hing manner.    "(Sal, uT queer "oreeTurs.
Yo»»can't so muoh as speak to 'em but they
fly off at a tangent. Got things ready for
Sam's gal, that's all I ask of you—and mind
-ou havo some fried chickens for supper,
li Jenifer hasn't had a bite of fried chicken
Bince ho's been here. Aud look arter the
young goslin's that's comin' outen the shell
down to the barn—1 suspicion there's a
weasel abroad somewhere—and mind the
calveB don't get into the corn. I reely
must mend that gate pin aome o' these days.
Come, boys, if you're sure you can't worry
down no more vittles"—
It was not until the four men had shuf.
fled off to the barnyard to look after Uncle
Peter s latest investment iu a new Durham
cow, ere they returned te the hayfield, that
Nancy sank wearily down into a patch-cush-
loned rocker and buret into toars.
" I've worked harder'n any slave," said
she, and don t never have no chance to go
nowhere nor see nothin', and yet Uncle
Peter thtnka I ain't my keep."
• "Why, what's the matter, Nancy?
You re Nancy Norton, aren't you?"
A sweet, cheery voice Bounded in her ear
—a light hand touched her shoulder
Nancy jumped to her feet.
"Are you Uncle Sam's daughter?" she
"Why, of course I am ! Nancy Norton,
just like yourself. Named after our dear
old grandmother-only they call me Nan-
A Bmouldering feeling of resont-ncnt had
possessed Nancy's heart toward this unknown relation ; but it was all dispersed
now in the bght of thoso clear hazel oyes-
the sunshine of that winning smile.
"Nothing is the maUer,'rBaid »he, "except the washin' is behind to-day, and I'm
clean discouraged and tired out."
" Whore'B the girl?"
"I'm •*• girl I Nancy answered.
Then 1II be girl, too," Nannie laughed
out, taking off her gloves and unfastening
her piquant little capo. " Vott go and hang
out the clothes and I'll see about clearing
off this table. Becauao I'm lo board horo
father says, and yon and I are to be groat
friends. ■
.    Nancy looking wistfully at her.
' Kl»l me, won't you," said Bho.
On, yes, I'd so like to bo friends with
y°A   j »t     *,n *, noV6r had no g'rl friends."
AndNannie kissod her with a kiss that
earned a whole heart full of love with it.
ihe three hired men wore overcome with
embarrassment, when, on arriving in time
for the fried chicken and hot wallles that
evening, they found themselves confronted
with such a daintily dreBsed, smiling young
Even Uncle Peter himself was momentarily abutted at the style and beauty of
brothor Sam's daughter.
" The new district school ma'am," whispered Hiram Jenifer to Noah Johnson.
'Kirns twenty dollars a month," uttered Hezekiah Hopper.  "Twenty dollars !"
Dressed up like a fashion plate I" inwardly reflected Johnson. " Proper nice-
lookmg, though."
Nannie would not hear of banishing
Nancy to the garrci chamber.
" Why can't we share the same room to-
gether? she coaxed. "I should like a
companion, and there's plenty of room."
Uncle Poter eviesed unostentatious approval of bfauew neicc, and it required all
Nancy s hearty affection for the newcomer
to preserve her frow the stings of jealousy.
■'I don't see," said Undo'Peter, "why
Nan.y oa?i. ear, awwey )ike you do."
"How much do   you pay  her?'
Nannie, lifting her eyes to bin face.
" .Me ? Pay Nancy ? Why, her board and
clothes, to be sure.    It's all she's worth."
"And what does she do?"
" Just odd turnB about the house.    She did
pester ine for an allowance once, but 1 soon
laid down to her that I wau't goin' to hev
no such nonsense."
" Oh 1" said Nannie.
Never in her life had Nancy Norton had
a genuine sympathetic woman friend before,
and it was an indescribable relief to pour
out her trouble in Nannie's ear.
" It's a shimu I" cried warm-hearted
Nannie. "Why, you do the work of three
women in this house. You rise early and
lie down late ; you have no recreations, no
holidays, and Sunday you work harder than
ever, because Uncle Peter likes to invite
people here lor their moonings to see how
nice he has things. Oh, you needn't think
that I'm blind! You are pale and thin, because you are overworked. You don't like
to go anywhere, because Uncle Peter won't
give you any new clothes until you have
worn out Aunt Hcpsy's old wardrobe. It's
an imposition, that's what it is, and I
wouldn't submit to it if 1 were you."
"But," sighed Nancy,  " what can I do ?"
"Tell him once again how matters stand!"
cried Nannie, her lovely eyes flashing.
"Insist upon fair wages for fair work."
Thus instigated, Nancy made her plea,
but Uncle Peter'B brow grew dark.
"I don't want to bear no such nonsense
as this," he roared. "Wages! Ain't you
got your home, and board and clothes ?
What elso d'ye want ? Why, I never heard
such talk in my lifo I"
" Is it yes, or no?" persisted Nancy.
" It's no-o-o I" thundered  Uncle  Peter.
That Bame evening Nannie incidently alluded to the fact that they would all rise
betimes the next morning, for she was going to give them their breakfast, and
hadn't much time before school hours began.
" Why, where's Nancy ?" aBked Hiram.
" Oh, didn't you know ? She's gone."
Uncle Peter dropped the gate pin he was
whittling ; Hiram let the two days' old
copy of the Wakefield Eagle slip to the
floor ; Noah stared with wile open mouth.
" She wants to make a living for her-
Belt," serenely added Nannie—" to earn
a little money. Every girl wants that, you
" Humph !" growled Uncle Peter. "I'd
like to see her make money ! Why, she
never had no more gumption than a katydid ! She'll be back quick enough, you'll
" But in the meantime," said Nannie
coolly, " you must look around for some
one to fill her place, for as you can easily
imagine, I have got my hands full."
" I guess that's easy done," said Uncle
Peter, beginning to whittle afresh.
But to his infinite amazement, it was not
so easy a task as he had fancied, and after
many vain efforts and stinging disappointments, he found himself with two wasteful,
complaining, inefficient hired girls in possession, for every ono had resolutely refused to do the work alone.
" It waa too much," they averred, " for
" It'll ruin me—it'll clean ruin me !"
groaned Uncle Peter, wringing his hands.
" Ten dollars a month for one and eight for
t'other—and every Thursday afternoon and
every Sunday evening out I And look at
them half slices o' bread in the pig's pail,
and my best towels, not three years old,
took for cleaiiin' cloths, and a broom a week
stumped through ; an' they don't wash unless I get 'em a new patent wringer, an' the
fat scraps, all  throwed  away, an' nothin*
halt took «r>» --M    Don't   yea   _tu<iw m+t
one I conlosget, Nannie, as would look
arter things as Nancy used to do ? I declare to goodness I can'tjtive sot"
Nannie knit her brows and reflected.
" There's a young woman working for
father," Baid she—" a capital housekeeper
and tho best economist in .the world—at
least, bo he says. And since my married
sister is coming back from Nebraska next
week, he may b6 able to dispense with her.
But she has fiteen dollars a month."
" It's wuth it—it's wuth it I" breathlessly cried Uncle Peter. " I'll go to Bridgeport and see brother Sam at once, and secure her. This hired gal business will be
the death of me !"
Brother Sam was sitting on his porch
reading the newspaper, as Mr. Norton came
"Yes," said he, "she's a smart gal. The
best gal I ever had. Thoroughgoing New
Englander. P'raps y ou may be able to get
her—though I doubt if she'll come to you
for fifteen dollars a month."
"I'll make it eighteen," gasped Uncle
Peter,"since you Bay shs's a New Eng-
" Well, you can try," said brother Sam.
"Here she is !"
He Ihmg open the door of the kitchen,
and there, making a blackberry shortcake
at the whitely scoured table, stood—hia
own nice, Nancy Norton !
"Why—it's—Nancy!" cried he
" Yes," nodded brother Sam, "Nancy
it is ! The best, smartest creetur that evet
stopped, and  worth  her   weight in gold."
Uncle Peterswallowed something Tike a
lump in his throat.
" Nancy," said he, " will you oomo
back"—here he swallowed a second lump—-
" to me for eighteen dollarB a month? For
I do verily b'iiove you will  earn   it."
Nancy went up to him and kisBcd him.
"Yob, Uncle Peter," said she, " I'll
come back."
For tho old man had teamed a lesson and
his toaohers had been Nanoy Norton and
brother Sam's daughter.
His Happiest Moment (?)
"Is it all right, doctor?"
"Splendid, Smith ! allow me to congratulate you."
"Isit a—a—boy?"
" The picture ot his father."
" Doctor, thia is the happieat moment of
my life. It's selfishness on my part, though
—for Louisa yearned for a daughter so fond-
" In that case, .Smith, she won't bo disappointed."
" Didn't you say it was a boy, doctor ?"
" The picture of his father."
" But LouiBa wanted a girl."
" In that case, Smith, as* I said before,
she won't be disappointed, for Heavou has
more than gratified her desire."
" Do I understand you, doctor ?"
" Yea—twins."
An Antarctic whaling and scaling company designed to operate on a large scale is
being formed In Dundee. Tho promoters
propose to fit up a depot on the Falkland
Islands, where sealskins could be salted, so
that the Bhips could make several tiips from
there to the grounds, large steamers being
employed to bring home the catches. Tho
experts who went with the recent Dundee
expedition aver that not only are whales
and seals found in much greater numbers in
the south than in the north, but that an
Antarctic sealskin of tho second class is at
least aa good as an arctic skin of tho first
y .^v
Commissioner .5ohnsoh'i^s»«UC'
tin on the Subject.
now Hie Demented Are fared F«f—larfce
Increase In Ihe \iimma »r iswaue —
Ucreillly I lie Lending Cause or Mental
Weakness—Only n Small Peseentase
<U« Insane Through Drink.
Dominion Census Commissioner Johnson
has issued a bulletin of ccnBns gleanings
dealing with the question of insanity. As
this bulletin,' and some others of a like nature which may be issued subsequently,
will not be printed with the census, those
who desire to preserve the information contained should do so by laying a^ide the
newspapers containing them. Thetbulletin
on insanity is as follows :—Of ths 1.3,355
insane persona reportsi by the census
enumerators as the number in the Dominion
of Canada in April, 1801, there weie 7,02!)
who were reported as inmates of asylums.
Thus over 52 per cent, or somewhit moro
than one-half, are sheltered, cared for, and
Bupplied with medical attendance Within
the thirteen or more asylums provided for
their reception, I say "or more" asylums.
There are really thirteen worthy of the
name—the Province of Nova Scotia having
one of them, but having in addition » system
of country retreats, partially intended for
the poor and partially for the insane and
The Province of British Columbia stands
at the head of all tho provinces, having in
asylums 90 per cent, of the total ntlmber of
insane reported in the province. Ontario
comes next with 50 per cent, in asylums.
New Urunswick comes third with 5'2 per
cent, ol its insane Bheltcied and cared for
in the Provincial Asylum. Quebec ia
fourth with just 50 percent, in asylums.
Prince Edward Island has .38 percent, in
asylums. Nova Scotia has 37 per cent in
asylums, if we include only those who are
in the Provincial Asylum and those who
are in four of the county asylums which
seem to be specially appropriate for insane,
or 44 per cent, if we include those in the
other eight county poor farms. Manitoba
haa 25 per cent, ol its insane homed and
protected in the Provincial AsylumT
Britiah Columbia has 1.30 insane* within
her borders, all in the Provincial "asylum
except 13. Manitoba has 49 in the asylum
and 147 not in. New Bruna jvick Has 465
in asylum and 421 not in any publidlbstitu-
tion. Ontario has .3,450 in her five public
institutions and 2,405 outside ot them.
Nova Soctia has 506 in asylums end 867
omsidc. There are about 100 housed in
the County Poor's Farm already referred to.
Prince Edward Island has 128 in~"asylum
and 2J5 outside. Quebec lias 2,254' in her
asyluma, and 2,296 outside. The- North
West Territories have 32 insane in till, but
no public asylum. Tho returns of 1881 gave
a total of 9,889 insane in Canada, ol whom
4,655 were returned as inmates of asylums.
Thus in 1881 there waa 47-1 per cent, of
tho total number within asylums aid over
52 per cent, in 1891. This indicates progress in the duty of caring for the isteneon
the several provinces. Taken by provinces,
the changes indicating progress or otherwise
are :—British Columbia, from 74 per oent.
in asylums in 18S1 to 90 in 1891; Nova
Scotia, from .30 1-2 per cent, in asyluma in
1881 to .37 in 1891 ; Manitoba, none in asylums in 1831 to 25 in 1891 ; Ontarrf, from
63 per cent.iu asylums iu 1831 to 50 ;,n 1891;
Prince Edward Island, from 30 per tent, in
asylums in 1881 to 38 in 1891 ; Quebfe.from
.35 per oent. in asylui
All the provinces, with the exception of
Ontario, have made great advance* in respect to providing for the cere of the insane. The annual expenditure on account
of the insane amounts to about $121 per
head per annum, according to the public
accounts. In the Province of Ontario the
yearly cost per patient is about $142. Ontario has adopted the cottage syatem in
Mimico. Nova Scotia has the oountry
farm syatem in part. Quebec has thj! fanning out system. With the exception of
Nova Scotia aud Quebec, the principle
adopted in the Dominion is State care ;
and even in the caae of these two exceptions the institutions are subject .to the
supervision of Government inspectors. In
tho United States, the States of New York,
Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, and both ths Dakotas, the principle,
of State care has been established, aa
againat that of country care. New York,
after long years of trial of it, abolished tho
country care system, and enacted in 1893
" The State Care Act."
As to causeB of insanity, the average returns from England, France, Denmark, and
the United States combined give this result:
—Heredity, 24 per cent.; drink, 24 per
cent.; business, 12 por cent.; loss of friends,
11 per cent.; sickness, 10 per cent.; various,
19 per cent.
It is difficult to specify the causer of insanity in Canada in the same comprehensive
way. But analysis of returtiB by our best
alienists indicates that in Canada heredity
is responsible for at least 35 per cent, ol
the insanity and drink about 4 per cent ;
sickness produced about 11 per cent, of tho
insanity in Canada. Drink has comparatively little effect as a factor iu tho development of insanity in Canada,
Tile corresponding table for Canada is as
follows ;—Heredity, .'11.5 per cent, j drink,
3.8 per cent.; business, 5.0 per cent.; loss of
friends, 2.2 per cent.; sickness, 11,0 per
oent.; various, 1.3.5 pel cent.
Wo hare not tho means of discovering the
relative frequency of congenital and the acquired insanity in Canada, nor are we able
to tell how many persons given as
insane by tho enumerators were amenta and
how many were dements. Investigation
leads to the conclusion that some of those
given in the census returns as lunatics—i.e.,
persons in whose case the insanity was acquired—might rather to be called as idiots.
This seems to be more particularly the ease
in the Province of Quebec, whore the idiots
in the institution at St. Ferdinand d'Halifax,
numbering 124 have been classed as insane
in three censua takings. If there were
given their proper status as amen ts, and not
ranked as dements, the lunatics of Quebeo
would be reduced from 4,550, to 4,426.
To secui'o rattlesnakes the " mountain
doctor" of Pennsylvania grasps a silk handkerchief at ono corner, and allowing the
other end to hang toward the serpent, teases her until she strikes it with her fangs,
when he immediately raises the handkerchief from the ground, thus depriving the
snake of any opportunity of disengaging
herself therefrom, as the slightly curved
fangs aro hooked in the material. The
"doctor" then kills tho serpent by first
grasping her neck with the disengaged
hand, so a3 to prevent her biting him When
ho outr off her head. Should he 'desire,
however, to keep tho snake as a curiosity
or for sale, he will extract the fangs with a
small pair of forceps.
Tuik of the UriiiHii uovernmeafs Aetlon
In Mint.ing Out '. niiHilian Animals.
All the anxiety because of the refusal o'
the British Government to allow Canadian
cattle to enter Scotland is not on the pan
of the Canadian shipper, as will be seen
from the following remarks on the subject
by Mr. James Weir, Lanark, Scotland, and
J. Smith, M. D., a graduate of Edinburgh
University, who are at present guests at
the Queen's hotel. Mr. Weir, who visits
America for the purpose of acting as judge
of cattle at the Chicago Fair, speaking to
an Empire reporter one evening, said that
it was a great mistake to prohibit tho entry
of Canadian cattle into Scotland and that
the prohibition would result in a great loss
to thousands of Scotch people. It was a
mistake tor more reasons than one. In the
first place the commissioners, acting under
Mr. Gardner.while quite honest in the matter, had made a mistake when they had
said that the cattle found diseased were the
victims of an infectious disease. Prof.
Williams, of tho New Veterinary College,
Edinburgh, and one of the acknowledged
cattle experts of Europe, maintained that
the pleuropneumonia detected in the Canadian cattle was not infectious. Mr, Weir,
who has made a careful study of the case
that the commissioners teported on, was of
the name opinion. They had been killing
the cattle for months and had only discovered one case that
Mr. Weir's experience was that, where
three or four thousand animals were killed,
thero would always bo a few that would
show weak lungs and appear suspicions,
while, as in the Canadian ease, there might
lie no iufectious disease. Take for instance
the milch cows in Scotland that have boon
milking for seven or eight years. A large
percentage of them would be affectod in the
lungs, but their disease would not be infectious. While it was a great mistake to
stop the importation of Canadian cattle,
under the circumstances tho Government
could not properly bo blamed. They had
sppointcd officers, thought to be competent, to inspect the cattle, and those
men had reported a case that v. as no
doubt suspicious. The trouble waa that
proper men had not been selected to examine the cattle. What was wanted was a proper jury of experts to sit on such cases. So
important a matter should not be left in the
hands of the Government officials who were
'liable to be careless and then,when the iris-
take was discovered, in order to save themselves, stick to it'through thick and thin
that they were right. The effect of keeping
Canadian cattle out would be that " store"
cattle would advance in price and the working classes of Scotland would Buffer.
Dr. Smith was of the opinion that contagious pleuro-pncumonia was not a recognized or common disease of the human subject, but that frequently in the course of
epidemic disease pleuropneumonia developed the pathological appearances which
were probably synonymous with thoso that
would be found if pleuro-pneumonia were
an epidemic disorder. There was no question but that the condemned animal from
Canada had pleuro-pneumonia, but the disease was not of a contagious character. If
the English Government wiBhed lo reatore
confidence they would require to appoint
such men aa Prof. McCall, Veterinvry Col
lege, Glasgow ; Prof. Walley, Dicks' Vcter
inary College, and Prof. Williams, Edin
burgh, to sit on a board and judge of each
case reported to them. No one would dispute their judgments in the matter.
fioti Aliout the Humin fiaos."
Of the human race 600,000,000 are well
clothed, that is, wear garments of some
kind tj cover their nakedness ; 700,000,000
are semi-clothed, covering inferior parts of
the body; 250,000,000are praotically naked.
Regarding the civilized state of humanity,
500,000,000 persons live in houses partly
furniahed with the appointments of civilisation ; 700,000,000 in huts or oaves with no
furnishing ; 250,000,000 have nothing that
can be called a home, are barbarous and
savage. The range is from the topmost
round down to naked savagery. The portion of tho race lying below tho line of
human conditions is at the very least three-
fifths of tho whole, or 900,000,000. Aa to
religion, the 1,450,000,000 are divided in
the order of numerical strength as follows ;
860,0 0,000 are pagans, comprising 600,-
000,000 of Brahma Buddhists, or Brahmans
or Buddhists ; 160,000,000 of unclassified
pagans ; 150,001,0(0 Parseea, Confuciauists,
Shintoists, Jair.s, and other smaller pagan
sects ; 410,000,000 are Christians, composed
of 225,000,000 Roman Catholics, 75,000,OOo
Greeks, aud 110,000,000 Protestants; 180,
(KK\000are Mohammedans and 8,000,000
Jews. The 860,000,000 pagans are found
chiefly in Asia and Africa, and comprise
90-100thsof tho population, with scattering
millions in the Americas and islands of the
sea. The 410,0(0,000 Christiana constitute
tho body of Europe, and nine-tenths of the
Amerioas, with a few millions in Asia,
Africa, and the islands. Thn Mohammedans are found chiefly in Asia and Africa.
The Jews are scatterd in all lands, without
a home or country. Thia is approximately
a correct cast of the religious status of the
world to-day. It shows two-thirds of the
whole to be pagans, or including the Mohammedans and the .lews aa anti-Christian
components of tho pagan fraction, three-
quarters of the whole—not less than 1,050,
Unceremonious Courtship-
Bashful lovers aro almost an unknown
ouriosity in Arabia, for Arab "courtship"
is unceremonious, to Bay tho loast of it, A
young man sees a t'irl whom ho would like
to marry iu another tribe. He rides up at
night, finds out where she is sleeping,
(lushes up to her tent, snatches her up in his
arms, puts her before him on his horse, and
sweeps away like the wind. If he happens
to be caught, be ia shot; if he iB not, the
tribe from which he haa stolen the girl pays
them a visit in a few days. A priest of the
tribe joins the hands of the young man and
tho girl, and both tribes join in the festivities. Most of tho brave men ateal their
wives, but there are some of the peace-loving youths who do'not. On a calm moonlight night you may see one of these latter
aitting before the tent of hia lady-love,
singing a song of hia own composition, and
playing a stringed instrument something
like our banjo.    This is his courtship.
Bridging the Bosphoras.
The building of a gigantic at Constantinople has long been under contemplation,
with tho view of connecting Europfan-
Turkey with Asia Minor by rail. The
latest scheme is (says Invention) that the
structure should span tho Bosphorus a little
to the east of tho metropolis, approximately
midway between the Golden Horn and the
western extremity of the Black Sea. At
thia point the strait narrows conaiderably,
but oven there tho passageway would require to bo some 2060 metres in length, or
I nearly as long as the Forth Bridge.
riic I.'OriHamuli- Brings Sews oM'npt Gardiner and Ills Bory—Without Fond or
Drink-Stormi Had Stripped Mm or
Ills Clothing and Had Ilrokeu Ills Sadder,
Captain St.anwell, commanding the Brit-
iab tank steamship L'Onflamme, which
has just arrived at Halifax from Dartmouth
in ballast, brings tidir.gs of having fallen in
with the 14-foot dory, Flying Dutchman,
in which venturesome Capt. John Gardiner
is a'tempting to cross the Atlantic, on July
29, in latitude 4.3.44, longitude 46.36, which
is about 1,000 miles off the coast.
The daring navigator was almost famished, having neither food nor water for almost u week. His cooking stove had been
washed overboard, his vessel's rudder was
gone, and for several days he had guided it
by an oar. In consequence he was almost
worn out, and his body was badly bruised by
the many severe knocks it got from the end
of the oar while keeping the craft's head to
the heavy sea.
He was a moat pitiable sight, and Captain
Stanwell fears he will be completely overcome when he reaches his destination.
When seen by the crew of L'Oriflamme he
was almost naked and his body was chilled
through. Fresh provisions and water, together with plenty of warm clothing, were
put on board the little craft, and the foolhardy mariner put off again toward Falmouth, his ultimate destination, which waa
yet 1,750 miles distant.
The Flying Dutchman made sail from Shel-
hourne, N.S., Juno 19, bound for Falmouth,
England, and ever since its departure from
that place had met with a succession of
heavy gales and high seas. How the boat
over lived through the gales Captain Gardiner waa at a loss to know. In the height of
the storma a sea broke over the boat, filling
her tothegunwalea, a:id washing him overboard. He waa lashed to the boat's combings, which was the only thing that saved
him. Clinging to the rope, Captain Gardiner Bucceedcd in hauling himself into tho
boat again after the storm had moderatod.
Soon after thia the rudder waa broken, and
the boat was rendered helpless in the trough
of the Bea. He rigged a rudder from one
of hia oara, and succeeded in this way to
hold the boat's head to the sea.
After hearing his Btory, Captain Stan-
well used every perattasion to induce him to
give up tho trip and come on board. This
he stoutly refused, stating that such voyages
had been accomplished before, and he intended to get to Falmouth or die in the
attempt. The officers and crew of the
L'Oriflamme believe the August storms will
bring his voyage to an untimely end.
The first sight of this strange looking
craft on the horizon created quite a lot of
excitement on hoard the tanker, as it was
at first thought to be a boat containing the
crew of some vessel that had foundered at
sta. Aa it approached juat before Btipper
time the flag " Union down" waa noticed
flying from the masthead, and a closer observation revealed the fact that tho craft
contained only one man, who was cramped
up in the small cock-pit. The wind was
blowing a fresh breeze at the time, and the
boat was soon alongside the huge tanker.
At that time Captain Gardiner had fallen
in with two other ships that had afforded
him temporary relief by supplying him with
fresh provisions, etc
Gardiner's sole purpose is to accomplish
the crossing of the Atlantic in a boat smaller than the Mermaid, in which Capt. William Andrews crossed in June 1891. The
latter started his trip much earlier in the
year, and pursued a more southerly course,
meeting with finer weather,   »      ,      .     ,
The Flying Dutchman, aa near as can be
ascertained, is but a few inches shorter
than the Mermaid. She is about fourteen
feet long, twelve feet on the keel, and draws
about one foot of water with her skipper on
board. She is built of half-inch white cedar
over one-inch oak ribs, sharp at both ends,
and decked over fore and aft with a very
small cock-pit, and has no rails whatever.
The craft is fiat bottomed and has a centre
board. There are three thin wooden bulkheads, one forward of the mast. Under
the floor of the cock-pit is stored about 250
pounds of ballast. The mast is eight feet
above the deck, with a boom twelve and a
half feet long, and a nine-foot gaff.
Island Calamities-
The inhabitants of email and remote islands are remarkable foi their attachment
to their native soil; and it is, perhaps, fortunate that they should have this feeling,
for otherwise this isolation expoaea them to
great diaadvantages. We are not now alluding to such matters as the alleged deterioration of race produced by perpetual
intermarriage, but rather to the shock of
actual calamities, which fall more heavily
on small insular communities than on larger
countries. Undoubtedly the vine disease
caused more misery in Madeira than it
would have done in a French commune;
arid when the island of Rhodea, a few years
ago, was visited by an earthquake the
effects of the oalamity were much more
severely felt than they would have been in
a continental region. The following is a very
curious instance of the sufferings to which
a small self-supporting island is liable ;—
Some years ago a shoal of grampuses visited
Fabbay, one of tho Hebrides.
The natives slaughtered the grampuses
and obtained quantities ot oil ; but presently upwards of three thousand ravens,,
headed by a while fieldmarshal, assembled
to devour the oarcases, when they had
picked tho grampuses' boneB clean they
procooded to feast on the corn. Guns were
brought into requisition, but without effect,
and a winter of famine appearod imminent.
A famous birdeatchor, named Finlay, then
endeavoured to kill them singly, by climbing tho rocks and catching them while
roosted ; but thoBe efforts caused no diminution in their numbers.
Suddenly a bright idea struck him. Instead of killing the birds ho took six of them
alive, plucked off all their plumage, except
the tail and wing feathers, and then let them
go.    Tho rest soon loft the island.
An Englishman Killed in the Alps-
Telegraphing from Berne, on Tuesday,
Reute says :—A fatal mountaineering happened to-day to a young Englishman named
Jones, who missed his footing, and fell from
a considerable height while ascending Mount
Catogne, near Orsieres in the Valais. The
deceased, who waa only 22 yeara of age,
started this morning to go up tho mountain
with four other tourists, and as the ascent
is in noway a dangeroua ono, it is aupposed
that Mr. Jones must have made his way to
some perilous position lying away from tho
ordinary path.
Needed It-
Polite tramp—" Madam, may I inquire
what variety of fowl thia is ?"
Lady of the house—"That ia Plymouth
Polite tramp—" Er—I thought so. Have
you any stone crusher on the premises ?"
A Talk with Miss  *-;.|b Taylor, the Thibetan T.-arcIcr.
There are more elements in womankind
than are dreamed of in the Geographical Society's philosophy, says the London Queen.
The pioneering spirit, for one, is quite
ignored by the gentlemen who speak of tea
parties as woman's habitud and highest
joy. Of course, all women are not pioneers
—there are so uncommonly few generalizations that can be formulated to embrace
the entire sex—neither are all men. To
quite a large number of persons, male and
female, London, during the sober portions
of the year, and a few spots well within
the European boundaries during the periods
of relaxation, offer all the materiel they
crave during the term of years they have
at their disposal for conacious life in any
quarter of the globe. But, allowing even
for a more extended curiosity, there are
few who pine to 8ee Thibet—important
though that country is likely to become in
view of the threatened political cataclysm
in Asia—and few to whom the "roof of the
earth" is the Carcassonne that they must
needs gaze on ere they go hence.
I will make a personal confession that
my own interest in Thibet was—ahall I
say—dormant until I had read in tho newspapers accounts of taisa Taylor's travels in
that country. Then my curiosity was fired,
and my zeal, if it did not yet carry me to
Thibetan heights, drove me forth to *eek
and to see Miss Taylor.
On tho principle, I imagine, that "all
roads lead to Earl's Court," even travelers
from Thibet come ultimately to that prosahl
bourne. Anyhow, it was in a house in that
region that I met Miss Annie Taylor. My
first impression was of a lady very small,
very Blight (the voluminous Thibetan dress
in the portrait conceals her small proportions) and fragilo looking. She reminded
me in these physical attributes of that other
remarkable traveler, Mrs. Bird Bishop.
Miss Taylor dresses simply, and wears her
hair cut short, a little below the nape of the
neck, in a manner which saves her the
elaborate and impossible duty of hairdresa*
ing ,without conveying any suggestion o'
" Wo are all born travelers," said Mis!
Taylor, by way of stating a simple fact.
"Many of my family have traveled in Aus«
tralia and New Zealand ; the Taylor Lag'Jon,
in New Zealand, by the way, is called after
my brother. I do not know why we aro so
fond of travel; perhaps it is because wc are
of mixed origin—my father ia Scotch and
my mother waB born in Brazil; but I think
we Bucceed chiefly because we pick up
languages very easily."
It always has a curious interest for me to
learn how women who are in any way re-
markable have developed into what they
are, so I was impelled to ask Miss Taylor
about her early daya. She told me then
that she was born in Cheshire, and that as
a child she was extremely delicate, suffering from a heart complaint, which she has
since happily outgrown. Her fragility rendered it impossible that she should bo sent to
school, consequently Bhe led what the
pedagogues might consider en idle lile at
home. But this form of idleness proved a
useful preparation for her later career.
She learned to milk cows, to make butter,
to manage a garden and to cook—all simple
accomplishments, which havo stood her in
better stead in strange lands than scholastic!
achievements. Several attempts, however,
were made to give her the ordinary education ; in particular, she went to school in
Germany for a short time. "I returned
home ill, as I always did,'* said Miss Tay»
lor,," but.I was glad of the opportunity to
learn German." ■ "
" Are you first a missionary and second'
ly a traveller, Mia Taylor ?" I inquired,
somewhat courageously. But the answer:
was unhesitating : " Oh, yes : it is ths
misaionaiy work that draws me chiefly. I
have always been interested in that. As a
girl I carried on miasionary work in some
of the the poorest parts of London—districts so dangerous, indeed, that few people
cared to venture into them after dark. But
I found in the slums of London, exactly as
I have since found in my Asiatic journeys,
that a woman ia rarely molested if she
makes it quite clear that she is doing het
duty quietly and unassumingly. Looking
back upon my life," continued Mias Taylor,
musingly, " I see that I have seldom undertaken the work that everybody else was
doing ; I have always preferred to strike
out aome new road, and then, when the way
waa made tolerably smooth, 1 have left it
for others to travel. In this sense I think
I may consider myaelf a pioneer."
The history of Mias Taylor'a adventure
and hairbreadth escapes is now tolerably
familiar. I will therefore excuse myself
from recapitulating what is already known,
in order to find space for details of special
interest. One of'my first, questions to Mies
Taylor naturally concerned the position of
women in Thibet. She lold me that women
enjoyod considerable power. Polyandry was
tho matrimonial system, but the Thibetan
woman, though Bhe haa several husbands,
can not select these according to her own
taste ; she is limited to so many husbands
as there are brothers in a family. The only
person probably who has any choice in the
affair is the eldest brother of a family, who
selects a spouse for himself and his brother.
The Thibetans being nomadic and warlike,
it seldom happens that all the husbands are
at home together. Consequently there is
peace in the home, where tho woman reigns
supreme, managing all tho domestic and
often the financial affairs of the household
as it aeoms moet in her eyes. Practically
women enjoy both influence and respect in
But direot testimony on this point was
contributed by Pontso, Misa Taylor's devoted Thibetan servant, who entered the
room while wo were talking. Pontso speaks
no English, but his remarks, interpreted
by his mistress, were to the effect that he
thought the beauty of Englishwomen was
as much inferior to that of the ladies of his
land as was their social position. Happening to be at tho Mansion House on the day
of the royal wedding, tho gallant little man
was amazed and shocked to Bee how Eng-
ligh ladies were crushed and hustled in the
crowd, and he canio to tho conclusion that
a mission from Thibet to (each Englishmen
courteey was as much needed as an English-
mission to Thibet. He also prides himself
upon having made a tour of the world,
whilst his own country almost alone is
cloaed to the globe-trotter. Pontao's appearance ia fairly reproduced in a portrait, but the extreme Bniallness of his feet
and hands, which are tinier than ilmosc
any woman's, can not easily be shewn.
Vice Versa.
' My dear, our olub
. going
to have all homo comforts."
Wife: "Is that so? And when ia our
homo going lo have all the club contorts?"
She Wanted tho Rudder.—" Ethel, will
you row with me down the rival' cf life ?"
" No, Clarence ; but I w&uitvs't1 B£&i act"
ing as coxswain." ^
A-?, sne of-i^das' Thirty Pieces of Silver
An Odd Traveller Mho lias   Interviewed
Nearly Every l'utcntntcoiiEnrlb — Some
or hi". Queer Experiences—A Honolulu
<lr".nl«A ei.4mcrlrnn Traders.
A remarkable man, indeed, is Henry
Western-Ed ward, who registers in aToron-
to hotel as from London, Eng. This man,
who is tall and lithe, with sharply defined
and very expressive features, a most courteous manner and the general air of a polished ;nan of the world, is the product of an
age of invention and a specimen of what
will probably be an ordinary type 100 years
since. He is a -nan of means and travel is
his hobby. He haa visited all parts ot the
earth, and takes a particuliar delight in
wandering off the beaten track of travel and
delving into the secrets of the great forests,
plains and deserts of the world. He is
nothing ii not original. Twenty years ago,
while standing at the counter of a post-
office at one of the high points in the Alps,
an ideastruch him. He was then just beginning his travels. He pulled out hia diary
and asked the post-office official to affix his
official stamp. The request was complied
with, and since that date the official stamp
of nearly every •lost-otfice in the world ha3
been placed one after the other in that
book. In cases where there was no stamp
in tho town or village, he has had the
chijf magistrate write his name and the
date in the space allotted for the stamp.
He a'80 made up hia mind to secure the
through whoao country ho travelled, and
haa succeeded in having the signature of
Queen Victoria, the Pope, the President of
the United Statea and all other crowned
heads of nations written in a book he keeps
for the purpose. He is at present concluding his sixteenth trip around the world,
having come via C.P.R. steamships from
Japan and India. A few months ago he
was at Honolulu, when he picked up the
following letter written by a native trader
to the captain of the American brig Sheet
"P.'eaa givmy son about 30 yards 1 peas
naivey blu calicow an ten peas turkey,
twil, a kase kerysin oil. i got a kase of yu
laat trippp frome youre ship, even natifa
wodnt taik it for a pressunt. you cam do
buauisifyou goon robin pepil that way.
Also 12 bucher nives, not any germin maik.
the natifa tell me you are aelin cloth on yur
ship 4 fauomes fer a doler, that is the way
youtradin shipBrob ua traiders, you come
crawlin to us fer our copperah aud maik a
rowh if you earn get any and then you go
absught being and say Samour is plaid out.
I heer wen you was in the Kinsmil grope
you bort 50 tuns copperah and gaif the na-
tifs brass 8ovrins for it. When they git
you nex time I tel you you wil pay for it.
Mi son has 40 dolers to pay you—only give
him one drink of grog—you Yankeys eat
like a hungry dog swaller youre fude all at
wunse. I niein nooffens to you. I remains
yours, B."
Mr. Edward also has in his possession
coins representing the currency of every
civilized country in the world. While
showing them to The Empire reporter a
silver coin about the size of a Canadian 50-
cent piece fell out of a small silk bag upon
the table. It was a curioua coin with an
olive branch stamped upon the obverse side
and about it were anumber of hieroglyphics.
On the reverse side was stamped a representation of a burying bush,
i "What do you'think that ia?" asked
the traveller. The reporter turned it over,
but could not venture an opinion. His
breath was taken away when he was informed that it was one of the 30 pieces of
silver Judas had accepted for the betrayal
of our Lord and Saviour. Mr, Edward, in
order to prove the truth of this extraordinary statement, produced a document bearing the seal of the Biitish Historical
Society, London, England, which stated
that Mr. Edward was possessed of "a Jerusalem shekel, the coin for. 30 of which
Judas Bold the Saviour. It was coined
during the reign of Simon Maccabaeu s
who reigned Kinc of Israel from 172 to 142
B. C."
Mr. Ed ward's room at the hotel is literally
strewn with treasures from all over the
(.earth. He is on his way now to Ohicapo,
and after he takes in the fair he will return
to England with his treasures preparatory
to another trip in search of adventure and
odd things.
"What a Country!"
.In his "Where Three Empires Meet" Mr
Knight tella the following story of some
hill-men who were brought down to India
from, the remote recesses of the Hindu Kush
after the Hunza Nagar campaign, in order
that they might see with their own eyes the
wonders of Anglicised India. "While the
Dards were enthusiastic in the enjoyment
if their new experiences and took an intelligent interest in all they aaw, the Kafirs,
like most savages, looked with a stupid in-
tifference at the marvels around them.
Once indeed I saw them excited by an incident which opened their eyes to what appeared to them a most extraordinary ami
unnatural Btate of things. We were defending the Murree road, when a Kafir
happened to remark that he was feeling
hungry. Robertson bought him some
shapatis at a wayside shop. Tho Kafir saw
the money change handa. 'How is t.h'a?'
he enquired, in BurpriBe. 'Do you havo to
pay for food in this country?' Robertson
replied in tho affirmative. 'What a country !' cried the Kafir, in amazement. Then,
after pondering a while, he continued
doubtfully, 'Supposing a man had no money
in this country, he might atarvo?' On being
told that this was quite possible, he shook
with uncontrollable laughter. It war tl o
best joke ho had ever heard. He then explained thia ridiculous syatem to his companions, who roared in chorus."
A Strange Story.
An old woman has just died in a V ienna
hospital whose history is worth recording,
The Vienna correspondent of the Daily News
tells us that when this woman was twenty
five years old, and had been happily mar
ried three years, her husband suddenly die
appeared, and though he was sought by tho
police and advertised for, no trace of him
was found. Thirty years after the disap-
pearanca of her husband Magdalene Wild-
jofer was entitled by the Austrian law to
nave her husband declared dead and to
marry again. He was again advertised for,
»nd as he did not come she married one who
nad long boot her suitor. Aftf r two years'
happiness the first husband, who was aixty-
eight yeara old at tho time, returned, and
the woman £i& not hesitate to let him take
his old place, and had a judicial separation
'rem her seeond husband, who perfectly understood that he must give way to prior
.ights and -withdraw. Frau Magdalene
nursed the f.rs* husband faithfully until he
died a fe\' yc-/s ago, and she never heard
of Lex [■"■(! W'? husb»nd a;jain.
win-re   Everybody Knows Ills Al In Ihe
■'roper I'sc or the Term.
" It's Al at Lloyd's" is a common phrase
for expressing the superlative in connection
with many tilings besides ships ; yet if we
restrict the term to its proper use it is wonderful what an amount of romance lies in
the history of the statement. A little over
two centuries ago the Lloyd from whom
the name comes down to us was the proprietor of a coffee house in Tower Btreet,London.
The shop was the common resort of seafaring men, and stood near the custom house,
Trinity house, Billingsgate, and St. Catharine's. If a negro ran away from his ship
in those days he was advertised for, and
notice of the capture had to be given at
this coffee house in many casea, as the means
of obtaining the reward in the event of the
absconder being " secured." In 1092, Edward Lloyd changed his locality for the corner of Lombard street, near the general
poBt-oirice. If he lost some of his'Seafaring
friends by the change, he gained by the
visitB of an increased numbei of merchants.
Wo read that " Brokers, stock-jobbers,
Fienchmen,,Jews,as well as other merchants
and gentlemen," were soon to be found
there. Other coffee houses did something in
this way ; but Lloyd soon distanced the rest,
and many were the advertisements of sales
by "inch of candle" there. Goethe's maxim
was anticipated—i" without haste, without
rest." For business' sake, Lloyd gradually
brought into play a number of home and foreign correspondents in the principal ports
of the day ; they gave him news of the chief
movements of vessels, and this with other
information, was posted up in the coffee
house. Here was the beginning of "Lloyd's
LiBts," A few years later and we have
Steele in The Tatler and Addison in The
Spectator talking of " Lloyd's." There had
also been established a newspaper, appearing three times a week, and called Lloyd's
News ; it was quickly accepted as the authority for matters of shipping and commerce. After a time, however, Mr. Lloyd
was summoned to appear before the bar of
the Commons for having given what was
really only harmless information concerning
the House of Lords. When he appeared
be was told he had made a mistake, and
must rectify it in his next iasue. This he
never did, for he said he would " print no
more at present." Yet, really there was
no collapse ; he only substituted handwriting for printing. After 30 years of
this the printed Lloyd's List was revived (in 1726), and has been continued
ever since, although since 18S4 the name
haa been changed. The early departure
from printing to handwriting did notaffeot
the coffee-house business ; its prosperity
increased every year. It became the
centre of marine insurance, anil for many
kinds of speculation. Individuals began
to assume risks for premiums on the
strength of their own good names, and
afterwards by combination in the form of
companies; hence the origin of the term
"underwriter." With the further increase
of business, the new complications as a consequence, the "marine insurance broker,"
came into play. These improvements upon
old methods made Lloyd's Coffee House a
veritable exchange. The fouuderlived to see
a continual advance in prosperity, and
years after hia death there was felt a necessity for larger quarters. From 1770 to 1774
there was some experimenting, and then,
at the end of the latter year, the business,
minus the coffee-house element, was removed to the north-west eide of the Royal
Exchange. In 1771 there were about 7i)
subscribers ; in 1891 there were about 700
members, iOO subscribers and 500 "substitutes." The modes of insurance in that
interval increased considerably, until at
last even the Baring Guarantee, in 1891, was
largely covered in ths roam at 10 pjr caat
Judge   Monroe  So Decided   In  Favor  or
Kelly—All Interesting Suit.
John J. Kelly vs. People's Bank et al.
Plaintiff began thia suit by seizing a lottery
ticket, one-twentieth of a whole ticket
which had won 815,000 and had been forwarded to the People's bank for collection,
and in which he claimed one-fourth inter-
eit as owner. By consent, tho ticket was
cashed, and the unclaimed three-quarters
were withdrawn, leaving the contested one-
quarter, which was also claimed by J no. W.
Fenlow under control of the court.
The parties liva in St. Louis, and have
been quite unfortunate. In IS91 Fenlow,
Kelly, Norleman, O'Keeie and Connors
formed a quasi club, and on three or four
occasions purchased five fractions of lottery
ttckts, taid fractions costing SI each and
each member contributing his proportion
of the price, was equally interested in the
winnings. Fenlow generally was charged
with purchasing the ti.kets, and held thein
until tho drawing.
The members usually paid their contributions before the drawitiga, and Fenlow
paid the lottery ticket vendor.
In April, 1892, they invested (Connors
had dropped out). All paid exoept Kelly,
who had agreed to pay his dollar on the
day preceding the drawing. "
The tickets had been selected by Norleman. There was no further intercourse
between tho members of tho club until after
the drawing on Tuesday, April 12, when it
waa learned that one of tho four tickets had
won §15,000. The tickets have been paid for
by Fenlow, and tho quoation for the court to
decide ia whether Fenlow paid for account
of Kelly, ono dollar, or whether it waa for
his own account. Tho day after the drawing Kolly tendered his dollar, Lut was, told
ho waa "too late " and that l.o was "not in
The court concluded that Fenlow gave
Kelly to understand that he (Fenlow
would see that Kelly's interest in tho ticket
would be paid for.
It is therefore ordered, adjudged and de
creod that there be a judgment in favor of
John J. Kelly and against John W. Fenlow
decreeing Kelly to have been the owner of
an undivided one-fourth interest in the
lottery ticket, and that plaintiff receive and
collect $3,750, representing the one-fourth
of the proceeds of the lottery ticket now on
deposit.—[New Orleans, La., City Item.
Suicide of Four Sisters-
Telegrams from Milan bring nowa ot a
remarkable tragedy which was discovered
there the other morning. A well-to-do
widow, named Abendana, died there last
week, leaving four daughters, aged from 18
to 22, who were inconsolable at their parent's death. On Sunday night they locked
themselves in a room and lay down together
after setting light to a pan of charcoal.
Their dead bodies were discovered on Monday morning, the alarm having baen caused
by their failure to appear downstairs at
their customary hour. On a table in the
room was a letter, signed by the four girls,
in which they declared that they felt they
could not live without their beloved mother
and therefore had determined to commit
suicide, in order that they might tho sooner
see her"?ain.
Dr.  Lewis Blumlin's Statement
Under Oath.
Afflicted 'Vlth Paralysis for Twenty-live
Years—Pronounced Incurable by the
Foremost   Physicians   In  America—A
fuse i»l World Wide Interest.
From the Philadelphia Times.
Many survivors of the late war left the
ranks unwounded, but with broken constitutions ; an instance in point is Dr.
Lewis D. Blundin, a resident of Hulme-
ville, Bucks Ci., Pa. In relating his expel iecces and what he had Buffered in
consequence of the hardships he had encountered Dr. Blundin said :—
" I was born at Bridgewater, Penna.,
1841, and went through the war as private,
sergeant and hospital steward in Company
C, 2Sth Pennsylvania Volunteers. My
service was active, and while in Georgia I
had an attack ot typhoid fever, which lett
me weak and a ready victim fer future
disease. MykidneyB were then affected
and this finally developed intospinal trouble,
which lasted through my army aervice. In
1866 I was mustered out with an honorable
discharge and entered the Jefferson Medical College as a student. In due lime I
graduated and rempved to Manayunk. One
day, after I had graduated, I was lying on
a sofa at my homo in Manayunk, when I
felt a cold sensation in my lower limbs as
though the blood had suddenly left them.
When I tried to movo them I was horrified
at the discovery that I was paralyzed from
my hips to my toes. The paralysis was
complete and a pin or a pinch of the
flesh caused me no pain. I could not move
a muscle. I called in Da William Todd,
of Philadelphia. He made a careful and
exhaustive examination of my case, Bounding and testing, and finally announced that
lny trouble was caused by inflammation, of
the spinal cord, and that I would likely
have another stroke of paralysis. I consulted Dr. I. W. Gross and Dr. Paneoast,
of Jefferson College. Philadelphia, with the
same result. I called in Dr. Moorohoune, of
Philadelphia, who said that no amount of
medicine would ever prove of the slighteat
benefit to me.
" One day last September I decided to
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.
I sent for one box. I had always been
troubled with a sort of vertigo after my first
stroke of paralysis to such an extent that
when I got out of my bed my head would
swim, and I had difficulty in saving myself
from falling. My appetite was bad, digestive organs ruined, and no assimilation of
fend. In addition to my many other ailments, rheumatism held a prominent place.
By the time I had finished the first box of
Pink Pills I waa comparatively free from
these minor ills. My appetite returned,
the digestive orgar a ;;ot down to their daily
grind and tho rheumatism disappeared. I
was much encouraged and immediately sent
for half a dozen boxes of the Pink Pills.
Relief followed upon relief with astonishing
rapidity. First, one ailment would disappear, then another, until the pills got to
work upon the foundation stones of my
trouble—paralysis. I felt a sense of exhilaration and the general effect was beneficial,
becoming more so each day. Noting this
fact, I increased the dose from ono to two
pills after each meal for a few days. Before
I had taken the six boxes of Pills, I waa ait-
ting in my chair one afternoon, when I felt
a curious sensation in my left foot. Upon investigation, I found it had flexed, or, in
other words, become movable, and I coiiht^
move it. Front that time on my improve*
ment wua steady a'nd it was not long before
I was walking around on crutches with
little or no discomfort. It was three years
before taking the Pink Pills that I had been
able to use the crutchea at any time. My
health is daily improving and I feel sure
that Pink Pills have done me more good
than all the doctors and all the medicine in
the country and as they are not costly I can
easily afford the treatment.
Dr. Blundin tella of another remarkable
cure effected by the nee of Pink Pills. One
of his comrades in the army waa Lewis J.
Allan, of Battle Creek, Michigan, who has
been a sufferer from rheumatism ail his life.
Mr. Allan is a grandson of Ethan Allan of
revolutionary fame. " I know," paid Dr.
Blundin, "that Mr. Allan could not lift his
arms to his head, or even his handa to his
mouth,because of chronic rheumatism." He
read in a Detroit paper of a wonderful cure
made by Pink Pills and bought some. Hia
cure was sudden and cou.pleie. Knowing
that I was a sufferer Irom rheumatism,along
with my other ills, ho wrote me about his
recovery and advised me to try them. I
waa then using them. He Baid he had perfect
control of his arms and hands and could
use them freely wiithout experiencing any
pain. He added that as a cure for rheumatism the pills wero the most complete in
the world. My case alone proves that, for
I am confident that my greatly 1 enefited
condition is due solely to the use of Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People."
Sworn to before me this 15th day of
May, 1893.
GEORGE Harrison-, Notary Public
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills aro a perfect
blood builder and nerve restorer, curing
such diacasea aa rheumatism, neuralgia,
partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St.
Vitus' danco, nervous headacho, nervous
prostration and tho tired feeling therefrom,
tho after effects of la grippe, diseases depending on humors in the blood, such as
Bcrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. Pink
Pills give a healthy glow to pale and sallow
complexions and arc a apecific for the trou-
bles peculiar to tho female system, and in
the case of men they effect a radical cure In
all casoB ariaing from mental worry, overwork, or cxcosbcs of any nature.
Thoso Pilla are manufactured by tho Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, Brockville,
Ont., and Schenectady, N. Y., and aro sold
only in boxes bearing tho firm's trado mark
and wrapper, at 50 cts. a box or six boxes
for §2.50. Bear in mind that Dr. Williams
Pink Pil'a are never aold in bulk, or by tho
dozen or hundred, any dealer who offers
substitutes in this form is trying to defraud
you and should be avoided. Thopublicaro
also cautioned against all other so-called
blood builders and nerve tonics, no matter
what name may be given them. They are
all imitations whose makers hope to roap a
pecuniary advantage from the wonderful
reputation achieved by Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills. Ask your dealer for Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People and refuse all
imitations and substitutes.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pilla may be had of
all druggiats, or direct by mail from Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company from either
address. The price at which these pills are
aold makes a course of treatment comparatively inexpensive as compared with other
remedies or medical treatment.
;esllon ai lo How lo Kid the noose
or Them.
There are always a fe"w extremely annoying flies that seem to linger, as it were, in
the lap of summer. They are anything but
welcome visitors, and are diligent spreaders
of disease. They come buzzing about the
house and alight on the food, after having
skirmished around all sorts of evil places.
They fly a considerable distance, and one
haa no security that yesterday or this
morning they were not in aome adjacent
neighborhood, circling around some contagious disease patient. They may be killed
very easily by folding a large newspaper
until it is about four or five inches wide and
half the length of the page. With this and
a little practice one may strike a fly and hit
it nine times out of ten. Five minutes of
diligent attention will almost clear the
curst of these pesta, and if this is persisted
in every day or two, or three times a day
if occasion requires, there will be no reason
for complaint of theae unwelcome visitors.
No Disappointment
Can arise from the use of the great sure-pop
corn cure—Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor. Putnam's Extractor removes corns
painlessly in a fow days. Take no substitute.    Al druggists.
When an Armenian maiden attains her
seventeenth year, and is not engaged to be
married, she must undergo a strange punishment. She is forced to fast three days ;
then, for twenty -four hours, her food is
salt hah, and she is not peraut led to quench
k»t thirst
What Pat Could Do-
An Irishman, observing a number of
people vainly endeavouring to drive a fat
pig on board one of the river steamers at
Millport, cried : " Hould, an' I'll show ye
how to make him go."
Giving the pig's tail a turn round two of
his fingers, ho jerked the pig sharply backwards, when it immediately darted forward
along the gangway and into the boat, taking
Pat along with it.
Bat, on hearing the bystanders raising a
cheer, cried : " Be aisy now. I could do a
clainer trick still wid that same pig."
A butcher, thinking Pat had some other
easy method of dealing with a stubborn animal, handed him a shilling, saying : " Now,
Pat, let's hear what more you could do with
the pig."
" Shure, yer honour," replied Pat, " I
could ate it."
Miss Florence Nightingale recently celebrated her 73rd birthday. Although for
many years confined to her house by constant ill-health, Bhe is ceaselessly at work
for the welfare of her fellow-creatures.
" Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled
Peppers," was a line of alliterative nonsense,
that the children used to say. Nowadays
they can practice on the Perfect, Painless,
Powerful Properties of Pierce's Pleasant
Purgative Pellets. It will impreas a fact
which will be useful to know. These Pellets cure sick headache, bilious attacks,
indigestion, constipation and all stomach,
liver,and bowel troubles. They are tiny,
sugar-coated pills, easy to take, aud, as a
laxative, one is sufficient for a dose. No
more groans and gripes from the old drastic
remedies 1 - Pierce's Purgative Pellets ai e
as painless as they are perfect in their effects,
The power loom was invented in 1785. In
1885 Great Britain had SCl.OOO in operation.
In 1580 the first carriage was brought to
England from France. In 18S0 there were
403,900 in uae.
Dr. Harvey's Southern Red Pine tor
coughs stnd colds ia the must reliable and
perfAt cough medicine in the market. For
ale tSerywhere.
A Veteran's Story
Mr. Joseph Ilem-
nierich, an old soldier,
520 E. 14Gth St., N. Y.
City, writes us voluntarily. In 1802, at tho
battle of Fair Oaks, ho
was stricken with
typhoid fever, and
after a long struggle in
hospitals, lasting several years, was discharged as incurable
with Consumption.
Doctors Bald both lungs were affected and ho
could not live long, but a comrade urged him
to try Hood's Sarsaparilla. Ileforo lie had
finished one bottle his cough began to get loose,
the choking sensation left, and night sweats
grew less and less. lie is now in good health
and cordially recommends
Hood's Sarsaparilla
as a general blood purifier and tonic medicine, especially lo his comrades In the G. A. It.
HOOD'S PlLL8 aro hand made, and are parted In composition, proportion and -npearance.
Jos. Hemmerich.
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All Important Scientific Discovery-
Nerviline, the lategt discovered pain
remedy, may safely challenge the world for
a substitute that will as speedily and
promptly check inflammatory action. The
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make it never failing in all cases of rheumatism, neuralgia, cramps, pains in the back
and side, headache, lumbago, etc. It possesses marked stimulating end counter
irritant properties, and at once subdues all
inflammatory action. Ormand & Walsh,
druggists, Peterboro', write : " Our customers speak well of Nerviline." Large
bottles 25 cents. Try Nerviline, the great
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Locomotives were first used in 1814 ; now
the world has 99,000, and 6100 more are
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Okanagan Mining Review
Published weekly in the interests of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, in which arc
Bituated the following mining camps: Fairview,
Boundary Creek, Rock Creek, Camp MeKinney,
Granite Creek and the Similkameen and Kettle
River ranching districts.
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Address all communications
The Okanagan Mining Review
Okanagan Falls, B. C.
While our columns are always open for the
discussion of any relevant subjects, we do not
necessarily endorse tho opinions of contributors.
Anonymous letters will not be published.
A recent issue of the Vancouver
World contained an item which is represented to be what the World found
out about the Okanagan from a certain
professor who had apparently been a
visitor in the district. The professor
was giving the World some impressions,
and with the impressions a little sensational Okanagan geography was thrown
in. It is very pleasing to know that
the professor bears such a high
opinion of the Okanagan, and with
hint we would all like to see the
thousands of settlers for whom, he
says, such vast rich farms are lying
ready to be taken up, " Millions upon
millions of acres" is the way that the
professor is is alleged to have described
the situation, and of course, as the
World didn't know any more about
the Okanagan it was quite natural
that it should seek to enlighten "the
world" as to the soft snaps to be had
for the picking up.
Now there is some land in this district yet to be taken up, that with a
liberal amount of labor can be made
very desirable farms for industrious
settlers, but when it comes to this
"millions upon millions of acres" of
fabulous productiveness, it is quite
evident that somebody has been talking through his hat. No country is
benefitted by this sort of thing, but on
the contrary a great deal of harm is
done. The inhabitable land of a district such as ours must of necessity be
limited, but as a general thing what
there is of it cannot well be surpassed
anywhere. Years ago before settlers
to come into the Okanagan, it might
truthfully have been said that there
were "thousands upon thousands of
of acres" of such land as the professor
was thinking about, but the agrarian
Absorption of sundry old-timers has
made it unsafe for anyone to risk his
reputation for veracity on even that
modified way of putting it. " Millions
[Jions. of _ftcrRs" there are, and
1 you firjd a country that can
more acf8?--surface measurement— fio .thejHuare mile than here in
British Columbia ? But unfortunately
a large percentage of it is very high up
in the world. There are cayotes that
for very moderate compensation would
give up their claim upon whole townships of it, and had the professor and
the World told the public this, in all
probability, there would be fewer deluded home-seekers cursing the country
and those who deceived thein.
Australian colonies. The raising of
b_-ef might be extended, and many portions of the Province are claimed to be
suitable for the growth of mutton,
whilst poultry might be made a success
anywhere. The production of flour is
far below requirements, though ample
could be grown to meet our wants.
Fruit culture is also deficient, but the
industry is young, and has been much
interfered with by pests and diseases.
Much valuabii time is lost by farmers
in attempting to raise unsuitable crops.
If the farmers would confine themselves principally to dairying, fruit
culture and root crops, in the lower
country, leaving cereals to the upper
country, it would result much more
favorably to the interests of all.
> will;
Okanagan Mining Review.
We have to-day received Vol. I, No.
1 of this nice little paper published in
Okanagan Falls. It is published in a
section of the Southern Okanagan
which is rapidly coming to the front
as a gold producer and which no doubt
will receive an impetus from the information imparted concerning it to the
outside world through the medium of
the newspaper named. The first articles are modest but sensible, Tho
patronage given is good,and the appearance of the sheet generally is worthy
of the proprietors and the district-
Golden Era.
boast <
The Loomiston Journal in a recent
issue says:—" In another column will
be found the time table of the Canadian
Pacific Railway Co., who with their
usual energy and determination are
branching out with a view to opening
up the country in the vicinity of their
line. The unquestionable superiority
of their line in the matter of roadbed,
etc., over other lines is so universally
conceded that there is no necessity to
enlarge upon the subject here, suffice it
to point out and call the attention of
the people of this district to their
evident intention of opening our
country, faciliting the commerce of
the district, thereby enriching us.
With this before us we can but do all
in our power to assist them.
They have made excellent stage connection with Mr. H. 0. Newman, of
Oro, and have built and are operating
on the Okanagan Ijitko between the
Okanagan Landing and Penticton the
steamer Aberdeen, a steamer unequalled in those waters, for the advance of
the demands of the present trade of the
country. In this way they are making
travel easy and comfortable, and unquestionably the most desired route
from Loomiston, Oro, etc., to points
east and west, including Spokane Falls
is via the Canadian Pacific route."
Agricultural Report
The second report of the Department
of Agriculture for British Columbia,
compiled by Mr. James It. Anderson,
statistician, is to hand, and deals exhaustively with the agricultural and
pastoral resources of the Province.
Detailed reports are furnished by correspondents of the Department, as well
as other residents of various districts
dealt with, hut in a number of instances full reports aro not supplied,
and complete results cannot therefore
lie published. Mr. Anderson points out
that there has been a large increase in
the importation of dairy and other products, that could as well be raised in
tho Province. He advocates the
establishment of creameries, and the
employment of traveling dairies, for
the instruction of the uninitiated, on
the same principle that obtains in the
Eastern Provinces and In some of the
Five parts of alleged know so, four
parts of guess so, one part of something
and you have the composition of business depression.
There is reason for everything, but
mighty little of anything is founded on
Half the people are sheep and half
the rest are lambs.
Ten per cent, of the folks in every
community do the thinking for ninety
per cent.
The reason in msst people is what
they think is reason, without thinking
much about it, anyway.
He who is sick would not be half so
sick if ho didn't  think he is twice as
sick as he is.
Confidence is success.
Lack of confidence is failure.
Faith in business is business.
What you think is so is practically
nearer so than that which is really so,
He who thinks he is successful, generally is successful.
In every ailment, physical, mental or
of business depression, something is'
generally the matter, but imagination
magnifies that matter to hundreds of
When there is slight excuse for business depression, and' money becomes
tight, because each individual makes
it tight by locking up everything ho
has. demanding payment from debtors
and refusing to pay creditors, there is
reason for depression, but there is no
reason for this reason.
In nine cases out of ten, business
owes its depression to the depressed
thoughts of depressed men who
imagine they are depressed because
they think they are depressed.
How long would a steamboat captain
hold his job who banked his fires and
slowed down during a storm? The
successful navigator crowds on steam,
not an utisafe amount, but enough to
keep his vessel moving as rapidly in
storm as in calm, and sometimes more
There is equilibrium in motion.
Equilibrium is safety.
Most business men, as soon as they
find business is dull, refuse to look for
the cause, and simply work themselves
up into a frenzy of expression, cut expenses in every way, talk hard times
show hard times in their faces, give a
hard time appearance to the store, and
get exactly what thoy expect — no
The progressive merchant arranges
his counters more attractively, piles
his goods higher than usual, decorates
his windows, burns more gas, brushes
up everything, puts a new coat of
paint on the outside, looks animated,
diffuses his enthusiasm into every
clerk, advertises more extensively, and
gets the bulk of the basiness.— Globe.
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Estimates for Boilers and Engines on Application.
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Review . .
The Dominion Line steamer Sarnia
has now been out over a month, and as
yet no word of her has lieon received.
Reports are current in Winnipeg
that an effort to revive tho Commercial
Bank is being made by English shareholders and creditors.
A new interpretation of the United
States pension law is to the effect that
no person, excepting thoso who draw a
pension for wounds, can receive a pension and live in Canada.
Congress has repealed the Sherman
silver purchase law unconditionally.
All amendments, fixing certain ratios,
were rejected by largo majorities, and
direct repeal carried by a vote of 239
to 110.
Secretary Carlisle has ordered that
the U. S. mints at Philadelphia and San
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capacity of both mints utilised in coining gold bullion into $10, $5 and $2.J
gold pieces, the preference being given
to tho first two denominations. The
Treasury is now paying out gold coin
all over tho country and as a consequence stands more in need of gold
coin than heretofore.
Advertisements under the heads of Lost, Found,
For Sale or To Let and Situations Wanted
will be inserted at the rate of one cent a
word each .insertion. Payment always in
advance. No advertisement received for
less than twenty-five cents.
WANTED—Advertisers to use the columns
of the Minini; Heview to extend their
trade in the Southern Interior of II. (.'. 1
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Manufacturers of the famous
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RITHET & CO., Limited, Agents,
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Situated at Kelowna and fronting on Lake
Okanagan, tho most beautiful bony of fresh
water in British Columbia. Especially attractive for guests who aro desirous of spending a
few weeks where flsh and gamo arc plentiful.
Within a short distance of Lord Aberdeen's
fruit estate and all points in the far-famed
Okanagan Mission valley. Adjacent to steamboat wharf, where boats call daily.
A. McDONALD. Proprietor.
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It costs no more than inferior work,
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on thoso with whom you deal.
The little extra attention required
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work Is compensated for by gaining
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The Okanagan
Mining Review
Okanagan Falls
British Columbia
A New City possessed of a Wonderful
Combination of Advantages.
It is tbe natural Distributing Point for the whole
of the Lower Okanagan Valley and the
famous Kettle River country.
Speed,  Safety,  Economy
Time and Money!
Daily Through Express Trains
Coast Polax-fcs
Dining Hall
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Passengers Booked To and From All
European Pdints.
For timo-tablcfl, rotes, and full information
apply to
District Pass. Agent, Vancouver.
INCE the announcement was made that a new City bearing the name of Okanagan Falls, had started into life
there have been numerous enquiries bearing on the subject. It has for some time been a sine qua non that a
city of importance must spring up somewhere in the Okanagan
country, which for several years past has been attracting the
attention of capitalists, not only on this continent but in Great
Britain as well. Its combination of resources so richly aggregated, comprising mining, grazing, fruit-growing, etc., must of
necessity evolve a city in its midst, which will be one of the
centres of the Province. This is just as certain as the fact that
at the terminus of the C.P.R. on the Pacific coastj there was
bound to be a sea-port city of importance. The question of
location is to be decided by the conditions most favorable to
urban growth. These conditions, as will be shown in answer
to some of the numerous received, are all comprised in the
situation of Okanagan Falls.
One question asked is, " Where and what is Okanagan
Falls?" In reply, it is the nucleus of a city, the prospects of
which are not surpassed by any other on the Pacific coast;
situated at the foot of Dog lake, in the famous Okanagan valley, B.C. Had the conditions for a prosperous and populous
city been especially stipulated and ordered as the work of nature,
they could not have combined more favorably to produce success. The first and most natural question to arise in the mind
of any common-sense man is, " What is there to make a city
at Okanagan Falls?" Unless such a question is fully and fairly
answered, any person endeavoring to place in the market town-
site property, backed up with glittering promises of a rich
retnrn, may fairly be regarded with suspicion and distrust.
Readers are requested to carefully consider the reasons here
advanced in support of the strong faith the promoters have in
the future of Okanagan Falls.
In the first place, Okanagan Fails is likely to be the
terminus, of the Canadian Pacific & Okanagan Steamboat line; it is in the line of the only possible pass which
can be utilized by the C.P.R. south of the present line, or, in
other words, via the Crow's Nest Pass route to the Pacific
Coast; it is the proposed terminus of the Spokane & Northern
Railway, and of the Okanagan & Osooyos Railway, to connect
with the Great Northern at the boundary. It will be preeminently a railway and mining centre.
It is the natural outlet for the greatest gold mining region
on the continent, a country which also possesses immensely
rich deposits of silver, lead, coal, platinum, iron, etc. For
proof of this, see Dr. Dawson's reports and the annual reports
of the Minister of Mines.
In the next place, it is being built by the side of a magnificent waterfall, capable of generating a horse-power of between 50,000 and 100,000 at a very low cost, sufficient to
operate all the mining machinery, reduction works, tramways,
sawmills and other industries in it or in the country surrounding it. Being easy of access and having unexcelled transportation facilities in prospect, Okanagan Falls will naturally attract
all the industries referred to which the country will demand.
The country also abounds in Coal and Wood.
Flrst-Class Table
Single Meals 50c.
Board per Week $6.00
Main Street, . . Okanagan Falls I
Penticton and Oro Stage Line
In Connection with C. P. R.
Stago loaves Penticton at 7 o.m. Tuosdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays. '
Stago loaves Oro at 7 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Arrives at Penticton or Oro at 6 p.m.
. *»"Mnkos connections with O, P. H. Streamer
Aberdeen and trains to all points.
For further particulars apply to
n- n„„ »• r   „ Manager, Oro, Wn.
Or Geo. McL. Hhown,
Dist. Pass. Agent, Vancouver.
General Agents
605 Hastings Street, Vancouver, B,
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