BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Prospector Jan 18, 1901

Item Metadata


JSON: proslill-1.0212493.json
JSON-LD: proslill-1.0212493-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): proslill-1.0212493-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: proslill-1.0212493-rdf.json
Turtle: proslill-1.0212493-turtle.txt
N-Triples: proslill-1.0212493-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: proslill-1.0212493-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

Array *, V
Vol. 3, No. 28.
$2.00 a year.
pi ,1
'. )
o-__D2sr_E_]_E^___.xJ   js/LmxnaxxjLiiTrr
Miners Supplies.^—^^-
l-II-I-OOI-T, _3.CC.
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant* Lillooet, B.Clt
Paul Santini,
Carried a fall  atock of all kind- of Groceries, Dry   Good-,   Buots   and   Shoes,
Hardware, etc.
_pioisr3_.-EJ-R :hot.el.
i.lllouet. li. C.
f-'RED. H.  NELSON, Proprietor.
Sample   ft.iimn   for   Commercial   Tnivollori.
llivury Stable in Connection, Huh mceti<
_u*Hniinuii for guests inuml from
A-Ulersan Lake and Urid^u
Jiiv'wr jioiiits.
Hotel Victoria.
X,IXiI.OO-_T, 13. C
lliti h«l.l boinr new and thoroughly finished thronghoit is the only first
«l»n hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
.stopping at tlio Hotel Victoria, (iood stabling in connection with the hotel, llead-
%»»i'ter» fer the Lillooet-Lytton etage.
BY   RIC    A.  F-AS-R.
w -  .  e
0     CliAmiKS   MODItHATK.     0   0   0   0   0   9
1 iLLOOKT, .- E. C.
Tho Bar ia supplied with lhe beet Wines, Liquors and Cigars. ______!
Stage loaves Lytton every Tuesday and Saturday morning for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B L
•   General Dealer
Full  line   of   Groceries,  Dry  Goods,  Boots   and   Shoes
Ohothing and Hardware.     Miners' Supplies.
Kamloops, E.C.
Furniture of every description,   Carpets,   iu ileum,  Window Shades, Cornice Poles, etc.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
pA_  Alaelra  flte.iinors fur Skng\T_y aud Alnsku points loavr Victoria e\'cry W-dii-sdn)
■ Or Hlclbno.   ov.ning and Vancouver every TliuiftfUy tA 1 p.m.
fli«ftrueia far B. ('. Jforlhevn Points loavo Vlciorm ftttU V'ftncuuYor . uekly,   Hoffular st_«»i«n
fr.r all hiiiid. ohiuibiu point*.   PartlcuUrjs on ap.nUuttUou* C. S. BAXTB-I , U. P. .
Subscribe for The Prospector.
For the Ijenefit of mining companies, miners and others using powder around mines we
publish a section of the Inspection of Metalliferous Mines Act, relative to explosives. We
are afraid that this section of the act is not as
strictly adherred to as it should be by people using explosives. The handling of powder is very
dangerous and none but experienced men
should be allowed to handle it any way, otherwise they should he held responsible for any
accidents.    Following is the sections:
[2.] Gunpowder, dynamite, or other explosives or inflammable substance shall not be
stored anywhere underground in the mine,
hut shall be stored in a magazine provided
only for lhe purpose. Said magazine shall be
placed far enough from any shaft, tunnel, engine or mining buildings as to insure their remaining intact in case of an explosion of the
stock of explosives in said magazine.
[3.] All explosives in excess of the amount
required for a shift's or day's work shall be
kept in the magazine).
[4.] Each mint, to which this act applies,
shall have a suitable device for thawing such
explosives as require it, and such device shall
be heated only by the use of hot water or
[5.] Oils, candles and other inflammable
substances, fuse and detonating caps shall not
be stored with explosives.
[6.] An iron or steel tamping rod shall not
be used for ramming or tamping the wadding
or first part of the tamping of the explosives.
A public meeting will be held at an early
date of which due notice will be given in next
weeks issue of The Prospector, for the pur-
pose of discussing matters of great interest to
the people of this district. It is earnestly desired that a large attendance should be present
and the requirements of the district thoroughly
Sheldon'*   New Hook.
A now book by Charles M. Sheldon,
the famous author of "la Ilia Stppff,"
never f»iU to excite the nt en et of thousands ef readers. " Born to Serve" iv tbe
title of the latest book by Ur. Sheldon,
and the advanced sheets indicate a very
strong look indeed, one of thrilling interest to the thoughtful reader, one in
which with a master's hnud many of the
cankers of social lifejof domestic unhsp-
pneaB, of the broader woman problem.
Of aocia' reform at the vitals of society-
are lai'l bare, with cultured delicacy, but
none tbe less with graphic, unflinching
truth. The Canadian rights have been
secured by The Poole Publishing Company, Toronto, but as the story will not
appear in book form fur some time tlie
publishers will rue it as a serial in The
Presbyterian Review, beginning with
the issue of tbe 3rd inst., thus enabling
the reader of that paper to have this
moat interesting work in advance.
A Chance (or Canadian Talent.
With a view to encourage the development of a literary spirit in Canada, The
Ladies' Magazine, Toronto, ia offering
cash prizes for the best stories by Canadian writers. The competition ia well
planned, ami further particulars are
given in the January number of the magazine. A photographic competition is
also announced, and cash prizes offered.
A rich tarty enred of her Deafness and Noises
in the Heart by l>r Nicholson'. Artificial K«r
Drums, (rave JlO.ooo lo his Institute, so thnt the
deaf people unable to procure the Ear Drums
may haie tln'm.free. Address No. H623 The
Nicholson Institute, 7S0, Eighth Avenue, New
York, i .S.A.
J. H. Anthony.
(Successors tn .    Rtevenson,
Business eu.blliheu!_..
-post o_p_p_:c__ stobe.
General /Merchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, • - B. C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
tooth   tree.
Civilization v» Into—ic—tion.
The butnan race ie aupposed to be advancing in civilization. It started from
nothing, what has it attained? Man deserves great credit for the strides he bas
made In that direction. But has he
reached the last round on the ladder? Is
there nothing more to be done? Must
he cast bis implements aside with a Bigh
of relief and say that his work is done,
that he has completed his contract? Ia
it reasonable to suppose because we
have done so many great things that we
can[do no more? Would the abolition
of war and whisky not be a d«cided Btep
ahead and a noble accomplishment by
way ot morality and refinement? Science
is making new discoveries every day,
and socially we are advancing daily towards a state of universal brotherliood.
What was the Hague conference? This
was a beginning, but it takes years and
years. Rome was not built in a day.
What was the meaning of the Canadian
prohibition plebiscite of a few years ago?
What is the meaning of local prohibition
throughout partB of Canada aud the
United States? I nay they are all beginnings, but it takes years and years to
accomplish a great work.
Now, what is "civilization?" The
Standard dictionary says it is "being
civilized; advancement in knowledge
and the art?, and progress in general."
Again, what is " intoxication?" The
same dictionary Bays it is tbe "act of
making drunk, inebriation, drunken-
nessj elation rising to frenzy." According to those twodefinations how can you
associate the one with the Cher and produce harmony?
In the face of all this, is liquor a necessity? Well, Will Haylmore says it is,
and it would probably be advisable not
to contradict him, because some men
object to be told tbat they are handling
things the nature of which they do not
understand. " As sure as the camp has
one or more men in it they will have
liquor legally or illegally." TIiobo are
his very wordB—noble words! grand
words to flow from the hi art of a civilized being—worda which, being interpreted is to say that whiskv is as much of
a nceaeity to man as his beansaud bacon
or his right hand. Man Bhouid I lush
to acknowledge this fact.
Now, did any man ever write anything
do anything or Bay anything great when
under tho influence of liquor? You
must answer with one voice, " No, he
always waited till he was sober." What
virtue then can be claimed by liquor?
What part does it play in civilization?
Does it do any good at all outside of tbe
part it contributes towardB the revenue
of a countrv? Does it help push things
along in a respectable and noteworthy
Notwithstanding the fact tbat it would
be advisable not to contradict Mr. Ilayl-
uiore, and admitting the fact tbat there
is a certain clues of men wbo will have
their drink if they have to die for it, we
would line to make a few remarks in de
lence of our Bide of the controversy.
Would Willie tell us the reason why
these men must have whisky. AVe can
understand a man taking a drunk occae-
sionally, although even that is of uo use
to him in the way be takes it. But why
a man should make a god liquor passes
the comprehension of all sensible beings.
We admit that a glass of brandy is a
capital thing for a cold in the same manner as anti-bilious pill is a good thing for
biliousness, but a man is only attacked
by colda about twice in tbe year—say at
Christmas and Dominion day. A imal1
flask in his inside packet or at the bottom ot his valise would suffice him for
this purpose, be does not require an e -
tra pack horse nor iB there any necessity
for a saloon juet across the creek from
where he is working. Whatever other
benefit liquor is, passes our understa.. '
ing. We have Been men drinking at the
bar, but we have never heard it explained what benefit they derived from so doing. We have seen men in the Btr. .
acting like demons who were under t' e
influenceof liquor. They were beaulii
examples of civilization in our eyes,
such behavior is a necessity to man and
a pride to civilization, there is some
mystery about culture which we have
still to learn. We would like to be mai'e
" wise " on this point.
Regarding mv opponents, " Willie
Haylmore and the wild man—that is the
" Man in tbe Wild, WildSWest," I have
only a few woulstosay. Iu the (ire*
place I have looked over my former article and I cannot see that I put forth
any argument, I simply made a statement regarding a certain thing that was
an overpowering evil and the manner in
which certain men had dealt wltb it, nor
did I put forth any plans tor the removal
of this evil. I simply said that certain
parties had done what they could In their
humble way in th.it.d.r.ction, and I wi,I
repeat I ha' those eaaie men  have sent a
andJ.H '.'n>lth Inj. 1 About lhe Ankle-.
Verdict of Coroner's Jury Attache- IN*
Blame to any Person.
good arrow into the monster'e side. We
may say that we are epeukiug of civilization in the most complex sense of the
world   and   that   we   are   not    in fun j
when we shout " temperance "   but   in ----- 	
dead earnest.
The small space tbat can be granted; AT THE   AMPLE    MINE   ON
us in these columns will not allow of a I pavonc.   «-,-,,
very lengthy discussion of several eeeen-j unlUUon   ur\_._.h,
tial facts, but we do not think our adver-         	
sarios thoroughly understand Ihe mean- j
ing of  the word " civiliz ltion."      They j While Thawlni Out Powder.   George Walker
look at it in a sort of light that will
suit themselves personally. Of eo.me
under the circumstances one man has as
much ri.ht to a license as another, providing he iB the rieht Eort of a mnn, but
it is those present circumstances which Lasl Fridav evenlng a -_,„.„-_ arrira, M
we want to do away with, an 1 it is every lown from thc A_p|e minc on CayonA „eck
man's duty to do what he can. wilh wor(1 tha| lh,.ir ,U(, ,,een _ ser}ous _,,
David Dalziel. c|ent ky lhc explosion of dynamite while ii
was being thawed and John Olesen, foreman,
was killed, George Walker and J. 11. Smith
were injured. Dr. Sanson left at once for
the mine to attend the injured men remaining
] until the following evening.
At lhe mine is a large tunnel built there
several years ago and thc present company
have been of late using it for the purpose of
thawing powder. The tunnel is run in thirty-
live feet.
On Friday afternoon, the nth, George
Walker and J. II. Smith were at work on a
scaffolding drilling holes at the mouth of th's
tunnel and noticed ahout 3 o'clock Olcscn
passing under them who said he was going to
get some powder, and a few minutes aftei-
wards the explosion occurred. The concussion being so great that it knocked the scaffolding down and threw Olesen out to the
mouth of the tunnel. As soon as the explosion was heard the men working around at
once went to the scene of thc accident and
lound the three men lying at the mouth of
the tunnel, Olesen being covered with debris
and rock with only one^aim protruding, the
injured men Smith and Walker were attended
to as was also Olesen who was thought to he
dead, but on taking him to his room he shoe *
ed evidences of life, hut remained in a comatose condition until ten o'clock on Saturday
morning when he died, never regaining consciousness. Olesen had Ihree cuts On the bead
to the skull,   thc hair   being   slightly singed
The Ample Aline.
A letter written by the manager of tbe
manager of the Union Iron Works ol
San Francisco, dated January 10th, to
Cel. G. T. Hives, superintendent of the
Toronto-Lillooet Gold Reefs company,
who are operating a largo cyanide plant
and mill on Cayoosh creek, Bays:
"Mr. Brown upon bis return presented
your letter to me which indicates that
everything is going along well In speaking of the property Mr. Brown unqualifiedly said that it is the largest and beet
indication that he has ever seen far a
very large and iieb mine. We trust that
this is bo and that in a short time yon
will have the property on a dividend
footing and will reap tbe reward which
iB due you. As you certainly have passed througli many trials and tribulations
getting this into shapp."
Mr. Brown spoken of above is the
gentleman who rearranged the machinery in the mill recently, aud is a mining
engineer of reputation and standing.
The cold weather at the mine still continues and prevents the starting up of
tbe mill. Superintendent Rives will, as
soon as the weather gets warmer, 1 tart
up and will crush about fifty tons a day.
It is hardly expected from the stale ol
the weather that tbe mill cvn Btart until j and evidently he was very near the  po
sometime in February. In the meantime work continues at the mine running
tunnels and breaking ore in preparation
for the mill,
Ernest Ostrander bas been appointed
foreman at the mine iu place of the late
John Olesen.
The wagon road is in a terrible state
being filled in by snow illldes making it
impossible for teams to get to the company's works. The company had a number of their men at work for two days
shoveling snow out of tbe road so as to
permit Olesen's body being brought to
The Lorpe ITlne5.
Mr. Leslie Hill managing director of the
j Mines Exploration Ltd., who control the
Lorne-Woodchuck mines on Cadwallader, arrived hy stage from Lytton on Tuesday evening. He will leave tomorrow for the mines
and will remain a few days watching thc pro-
gress of the work and making arrangements
for the stamp mill and also pay the men employed by the company. The five-stamp sectional mill has been ordered and will he in
Lillooet al>out the middle of February and
will he taken to the mines at once.
Ten Cent Shares.
In the particular case in which Mr.
Justice Walkem has given an important
judgment at Rossland, two of tbe promoters of the company cooly abandoned
shares which according to their valuation, were worth $218,000, says tbe Rossland Miner. The curious part of the
whole affair is that at the general mcet-
j ing which was held, men of intelligence
and men who are respected in the community for their unmistakable probity,
failed to see that tbey had been swindled, and voted for a further assessment 1
to benefit men of straw.
In this case, and it affect many others,
bis lordship gave bis judgment for the
defendants, and In doing so he reaUirm-
tbe decision which has been rendered by
a number of the greatest lord chancellors of Great Britain, the effect of which
is, as applied to tbe present case:
" If you buy ehaies at ten cents each
on certificates which  represent them to
be of a par value of $1 each  'paid up'
diiect from the company, you must ;
the difference between the ten cents
when it went ofT, and considering he was
thrown thirty-live feet through the tunnel and
no hones broken is a mystery. Walker's legs
were badly jarred by the fall from the scaffoi.!-
ding and ankles sprained while Smith was also
injured in the legs ami ankles hut not as bad
as Walker.
The powder was thawed out in the same
manner as the majority of all mines on the
Pacific coast, hy sticks of powder being put in
a covered vessel or can antl this can put inside of a larger vessel containing water, the
can containing the dynamite being entirely
surrounded by water. The larger one with
water was then placed on a rock foundation nr
a kind of fire place made for the purpose, and
underneath again the fire would he made 10
warm thc water. At the time of lhe explosion
the can contained sixty-five sticks of dynamite.
How the explosion occurred no one wili ever
know, as it is one of those unexplainable explosions that so frequently occur with dynamite. For the past six weeks the company
have been thawing lhe powder in this manner
and the miners would go and g'-t powder
when they wished and seemed to consider it
safe. Olesen and Chas. J. Llloitt attended to
the powder, Olesen having built the foundation prepared everything in connection with
lhc lhawer. Shortly befure the explosion
Llliolt was in the tunnel and everything was
satisfactory then.
John Olesen, the deceased, had heen foreman at the mine for lhe past year and was-
considered a first class miner. lie was horn
in Sweden and was a naturalized British subject, lie was ahout forty years of age and a
w idower, his wife having dietl in Lillooet
about a year ago, leaving a young daughter who
is now in charge of the sisters at All Hallow's
school at Vale, and is the only known relative
of the deceased.
The body was brought to the town Sunday
afternoon, the funeral  taking  place from the
Pioneer liotel Monday afternoon  followed 10
I its last resting place  by a large  number  of
j friends and acquaintances.
No coroner being in Lillooet word was not
j received until Tuesday appointing   Mr. Phair
! as coroner to hold the Inquest.   A Iter selecting
'a jury ihe body was exhumed and cor-idei*
able cvdience was taken.      The jury,  E,  < .
Delong,.foreman,   K. S. Peters, Goorge  McDonald, O. Abercrombie, Philip   McCallum,
and N. Morton, brought in the following verdict:    "Thc said John Olesen  came  lo  his
j death, by a premature explosion of giant pow-
i tier at the Toronto-Lillooet Gold Reefs Com*
in cents..     i        ,      .      , ,.       ,        ,•        , ,    r
pany s nunc al (. ayoosh creek, on llle 12111 ol
knew at the,, "    U    „   r ,1 1   ■
lauuary, 1901.      r*..... ~r ....	
the par value, because vou Ku.w-ifi._-i. - , ., .   .
.    e       ,        ,      . ,    , .,   lauuary, 1901.      Cause of lhe explosion not
time you bought that you bad not paid  ' ,,        ,       ., ,   .
,   , , ,,   , , 1 accounted [or and no blame  attached   to any
their face value.   If, however, you have 1 „
,                          '     .                               person,
bought tbe same shares in tbe open mar-'  ^^^^^^^^^^
ket, on the B.ime certificates, and at the j
What is a baby?—The prince of wails,
11011 assesstble."
same price, vou are   entitled to   rely on I   . ■  ,   ,-,     .   . T „  ,     ,    ,,
'       ' ' .   , , .,  1 an inhabitant of Lapland; the  morning
the company s statement in .tlie certiti-; „ ., , .. .,  . .    .       ,
1     ', ",, ,   oaller; noodav crawler, nndniglu brawl-
cates that  the Bhares are paid up and .11' .,
,,   ,, j er; the   only   precious   possession Hint
never oxcites envy;   a key that opei:*'
    tbe heart of all classei*,   the  rich  and
From despatches received at  Ottawa, ] poor alike, in all conutiics;   a Btra111.tr
! tiit'ie is now no doubt that the Duke and j with unspeakable cheek,  that enters a
Duchess of York  will visit Canada on j house without a stitch  to his back, 111 d
tbeir retu-n from Australia, | is. received wilh open amiB by every cn*^
*  _ .......
Along the country roadside, stone on stone,
Paat waving _:rainfiel<l„ and Hoar broken stile.
The walls stretch onward, an uneven pile,
With rankling vines and lichen overgrown.
So stand they sentinel.   Unchanged, alone,
They're left to watch tlie seasons passing -low:
Tho summer's twilight, or the winter's snow.
The springtime's birdling, or tho  autumn's
Who placed  the stones now gray witli mnny
And did the rough hands tire, tho sore hearts
The eyes grow dim with all their weight of
Or did the work seem light for some dear sake?
Those lives are over. All their hopes and fears
Are lost, like shadows in tho morning break.
—Julie M. Lippmann.
"For laud's sake, Jane, what do you suppose Josiah's been doin now!'" aud Miss
Sarah Middleton held Up a bit of pasteboard
just arrived iu the morning post.
"'Mother speculationP" hazarded Mis«
Jane, looking up from her sieving,
"Yes," shortly, "gone and married the
Widder Gray. If that ain't speculation, I'd
like to know what is. All I can say is I'm
awful sorry for Sairy Jane"	
"So am I," assented Miss Jane. "Guess
she won't find much time now to go tramping over the fields paintin daisies and suchlike, making sketches of cows und barnyards. There'll be a new order to things
when Widder Gray gets iu among Miran-
dy's furnishings, I know her, a high and
mighty piece, an if poor Sairy Jane don't
have to walk chalk marks my name ain't
Jane Middleton. The little girl's awful
fond of paiutin, aiu't she, Sarah?"
"Well, I should say sol" returned Miaa
Sarah emphatically. "She doesn't care for
nothin else. The last summer I was down
to Josiah's she says to me, holding up a
'plaque' with a bunch of wild roses on it,
'Ain c that, pretty, Aunt Sarah ?'an then
she stopped a moment, while her iovely
eyes glowed like stars: 'Don't you know,
auntie, art is everything to me? Meadow
Brook is full of beautiful things to paint.
Why does one want tospend time churning
for butter?' I must say," added Miss Sarah,
"she hasn'tany talent for housework."
Josiah Middleton's marriage with tht
Widow Gray was, of course, the cause of
much comment during the following days
to the two little old maids, Miss Jane and
Miss Sarah, who lived just on the edge of
the busy city of Cincinnati. They bad
known the widow even iu her childhood—
a high strung, hasty tempered, tyrannical
girl, who made everything move iu the
groove she had laid out for it—and they
rather trem bled for the fate of pretty Sarah
Jane, Josiah's only daughter, for whom
household duties had no attraction and to
whom "art was everything/'
The new order of things Sarah Middleton
had predicted began immediately upon the
widow's ascension to the throne when a few
days later she found her stepdaughter seated behind a canvas upon which a bed of
marigolds and a whole lield of Mover were
bursting into bloom under her skillful lingers. She without much ceremony consigned the canvas, the paints and brushes
to the flames aud flounced out of the room,
with the reminder that there was butter to
be churned and stockings to be darned, etc.
Is it any wonder that a few days later
little Miss Jane, coming home from the
post, carried a little tear strained missive
in her black shopping bag? This same little missive carried sorrow into the bosom
of the family when it had been read and reread a dozen times.
"Indeed Sairy Jane shall not stay ai
home to be abused and maltreated. Indeed she Bhall not," remarked Miss Sarah,
indignantly.   "Shall she, Jane?"
"No, indeed," re-echoed Miss Jane. And
forthwith the two little ladies concocted a
letter, which went by the following mail,
begging Sarah Jane to come to them "for a
spell" till things should blow over. "She
could study art in the Cincinnati School of
Design," said Miss Jane, "and when ouco
we get her we won't let her go."
That letter and the $5 bill it inclosed, together with the fast express, brought the
little artist one spring twilight. Her father "had guessed she had better not go,"
and her stepmother had stormed and scolded, saying she was needed on the farm, but
the girl had remained firmly fixed on the
north star of her ambition and had come
despite all objections. Much as she loved
dear old Meadow llrook, she could not remain in such au uncongenial atmosphere.
"You can paint anything you want to,
Sairy Jane," said Aunt Sarah ecstatically,
when once she had folded her in her arms.
"Why, you can begin on Jane and me. I
rather think we want touching up."
Sarah Jane found her place in the art
school, and the "spell" lengthened out inte
a period of two years.
"You certainly have talent, Miss Middle-
ton," the president had said to her wheu
she submitted her sketches to him, "Your
style is bold and vigorous—popular in the
new school. Your taste in color and in
shading is exceedingly good. Your fault*
will be overcome, your good points strengthened by close application. Study hard for
two years. At the end of that time you
may find yourself a famous artist." He had
smiled genially as he said these words, and
the girl was delighted.
She would study hard, though, of court*,
Bhe never could be famous. He had only
said that to encourage her. It would uot
do to be too buoyant. So, perhaps, it was a
great surprise to Sarah Middleton, as it wat
to the two little aunts when they heard
the good news, to find her picture hung ou
the line in a notable art exhibit. She found
also that Miss Sarah J. Middleton's painting, "Eureka," wius very creditably noticed
in the dally press. Was sin-really going to
be famous after all? The thought lent new
impetus to her work, and when at the beginning of the next school session a prize
was offered for competition shu deter
mined to work for it.
It was a prize worth the winning—a
choice between $l,0UO in money and a three
years' course in Parisian art schools. She
would paint a picture of the dear old
"Meadow Brook Farm." with its flowering
meadows and meek eyed kine. She did not
need to go back to it to recall all its beauty.
Kvery nook and dell was indelibly printed
ou the tablets of memory. Then would it
be worthy the prize? She had already
made her choice—a three years' art course
in Paris.   Oh, the joy of contemplating iti
The picture was begun at once. All her
leisure moments were spent on it, and the
little aunts found time hanging rather
heavily when Sarah Jane was shut up in
her studio transferring bits of Meadow
Brook to canvas. But at last the painting
was almost completed, only a few finishing
touches, and it would be ready for judgment. Already Sarah felt the critical eyes
upon it. She uttered a half prayer as she
bent over it that May evening with her
brush in hand that it might be successful.
So much depended upon it. What a vista
the gaining of the prize would open up to
There was a timid knock on the studio
door.   A moment later it waa^fed open,
and Aunt Jane stood there with the mellow light of the dying day about her. She
held a white envelope in her hand. "For
you, Sarah Jane," she said, holding it out
toward the girl. She laid down her brush
and took it. Tho mark was "Bell Haven"
—her old home. Never ouce in the two
years had she heard from Meadow Brook.
The letter was from an old schoolfellow,
Robert Grant, whose father's farm adjoined
Meadow Brook.
Deah Sauau— Your father has been ailing
for some time. Today 1 culled lo see him and
found him much depressed. He asked mu to
write you and ask if you could not come back
to Meadow Hrook for a little while. About a
year ago he mortgaged his farm for $1,000.
Things havo been going rather bad on the
place, and the mortgage is to bo foreclosed
shortly. This it is, 1 think, which weighs upon
his mind.
Sarah uttered n sharp little cry. Meadow
Brook to bu soldi The dear old place hallowed by many happy associations, though
an unpleasant stepmother held the scepter
there, was very dear to her heart. Was
there no way lo save it? Ah, like a flu.h
the word rang in her ears. The prize! the
prizell tho prizeWl A thousand dollars.
Should she win it? Was the sacrifice worthy
the labor it had cost her? Paris and its
golden dream must be relinquished that
Meadow Brook might bo saved.
The mental struggle that followed ended
in victory for sacrifice—if "Meadow Brook
Farm" should win the approval of the
Why need dwell on the hopes and fears,
the expectation and doubt, crowded into
the following days? It is only needful to
know that Miss Sarah Middleton was
awarded the prize, and that wheu asked
her choice in the matter she replied in at
steady a voice as she could command:
"The money, if you please, Mr. President."
The mortgage on Meadow Brook was not
foreclosed. The place is still pointed out
as the property of Josiah Middleton, and
Sarah Jane, who still lives for her beloved
art, has found golden coins in her purse
ever since the fame of Meadow Brook and
Us story, which somehow got into print,
became spread abroad.—Elizabeth Variau
In Buffalo News,
Preaching With KfTect..
Pere Honore, preaching a course of Lent
sermons, added to the effect of his elo
quence by producing from beneath his habit a skull, which he would assume to have
belonged to various types of sinners among
his audience. Now be would exclaim with
Hamlet: "Why might not that be tbe skull
of a lawyer? Where be his quiddits now,
his quillets, Ids cases, his tenures and his
tricks? Hal Hast thou never sold justice
for gold?" Anon he would clothe the ghastly relic with some fashionable female headdress and exclaim, "Where now are gone
those bright eyes once so filled with the
witchcraft of ensnaring love; where those
cherry lips which formed such wicked,
wanton smiles?" and so he would, as it
were, pass iu review a series of imaginary
Nor have similar methods of _tresting
attention been wholly untried among ourselves. It has been related, for example,
of a Yorkshire Methodist preacher tbat he
would take a pair of scales into the pulpit
with him and thus literally weigh in the
balance the characters as he vividly sketched them. "Vou seem to think salvation an
easy matter," said Whitfield, "about as
easy as for me to catch this insect that is
passing b> me." He grasped at the fly and
paused awhile, adding significantly, "but 1
have missed it."—Temple Bar.
Strange Adventure- of u Chalice.
About 10 years ago the parish church of
Glynde, Sussex, was broken into, aud the
communion plate, together with the name
plates ou She tombs roundabout the chancel, was aostracted. Some time after an
oxman on the estate had been to turn out
his oxen when he noticed something in the
pond which he at first thought to be a fish,
but which-subsequently turued out to be
an inscription plate from the tombs.
This led to further inquiries, and the estate carpenter, who had beeu engaged in
doing some repairs iu the edifice, was suspected, and a careful examination of his
workshop led to the detection of particles
of silver in a chopping block, and he was
apprehended aud convicted of the robbery.
Up to quite recently, however, no trace of
the communion plate had been found, when
by some chance the chalice, which is of the
seventeenth century design, was discovered
in a dealer's shop at Norwich. It was at
once recognized, and it has been repurchased at a cost of £30 and restored to tht
church.— Westminster Gazette.
Wheut ltreud uud Dyspeptics.
The conclusion that wheat bread is unfit
for dyspeptics, sometimes jumped at because ill efTects are noticed to follow its use,
is erroneous. On the contrary, it haa been
pointed out by Bouchard and others that
farinaceous food is peculiarly adapted to
some dyspeptic patients. It is the microbes
in the starch, which is capable of producing irritating acids, that rause the trouble.
To avoid this Bouchard recommends that
only the crust or toasted crumbs of bread
be used by dyspeptics, particularly thost
whoso stomachs are dilated.
The reason of this is explained by the fact
that baking temporarily, though not permanently, arrests the fermentation of
dough. When it is again heated by tht
warmth of the stomach, the fermentation is
renewed. In cases where the bread is
toasted brown through, the fermentation
is stopped permanently. — West Chester
(Pa.) News.	
A l.iitlti Redheaded Irishman.
A correspondent who has been rambling
through eastern Virginia recalls a description given him by an old lady at Norfolk
of Tom Moore, the poet, who passed some
time in his amorous youth in a quaint old
mansion near Norfolk aud found nothing
there except the ladles to please him. "I
was asked to a dinner at. Richmond," said
the old lady as she took a pinch of snuff,
"and at the other end of the table sat a little redheaded Irishman named Moore. Wt
didn't exactly know how he got there, for
most of us had never heard of him, and he
didn't quite look the gentleman. But after awhile he got to talking so comically
and delightfully that we roared with laughing. Then in the drawing room be went
to the piano and sang some of his own
songs, and we found out that ho was Tom
Moore. But he did not look in the least
like a poet.''	
Noun's Queer .Judicial Methods.
German papers tell of a queer method of
judicial procedure in parts of the kingdom
of Sianv In the absence of trustworthy
witnesses .he judge orders the two contestants to dive in deep water. He who is able
to remain below the surfaco the longer
time is the winner of thesuitl The report
further declares that a particularly quarrelsome merchant, who considered himself
too old to try tho "cold water proof process," had a famous swimmer train his son
to perforin marvelous aquatic feats. In all
the subsequent buits thu father was represented by the son, and as a result was always victorious.
"It stalks abroad in tlie midnight.
It strikes at the noonday hour;
No skill of man, no human might
Can avert its deadly power.
"On every one its stroke is laid.
It respects no sex or age;
The stalwart youth, the hlushing maid
And the old gray bearded sage.
"See. 'in the twinkling of an cyo'
How tho mighty arc laid lowl
Ah, foolish men, to hope to fly
The shaft of that fatal howl"
* * * * • t
The preacher said these words above;
I listened, with bated breath,
To find out whether ho spoke of Love,
Or whether he spoke of Death.
—Harry Koiuaino in Vogue.
"I am very sorry, Fred. I bad got to
like the girl very much, and she has been
very faithful to her duties and a good saleswoman and all that, but I cannot permit
this pilfering to go on. It will lead to something worse before long, I think the best
way to save ber feelings will be just to tell
her at the end of the week that we don't
require her services any longer, and in that
way get quietly rid of her without any direct accusation. You know we took her
solely on her own recommendation, without asking for any references—in fact, I'll
do her the justice to admit tbat she frankly told us she could not furnish any, being
a stranger in the place.
"But this stealing lias been golngonfor
a month now, and as far as we can learn or
find out she is the first oue here in the
morning and is here alone long enough to
give her au opportunity to help herself.
Another thing I have noticed, and that is
that she has had several little trinkets lately which seem to me decidedly more extravagant than a girl of her means could
afford to indulge in, unless she has come
by them through such means as I begin to
fear she is guilty of."
Fred bit his lip aud was silent.
It would not have helped the case at all
for him to have told his father just then
that he knew the source from whence she
had derived those little gifts, which he had
contrived to convey to her in such a way
that, she would not be able to detect tho
giver and so return them, and which it hud
afl'orded him such delight to see her wear,
little dreaming at the time that they would
only serve as an additional means of
strengthening suspicion against her.
He had been only waiting afavorableop-
portunity to speak to her of his feelings
and assure himself of her sentiments, before telling his father, of the hopes ho had
beeu cherishing, but before that opportunity arrived this unexpected trouble and
threatened disgrace had cast a shadow over
tbe fair name of the girl he secretly loved,
"I'll stake my life, father, that she hasn't
a trinket about her but what is honestly
come by," he exclaimed, after a moment's
embarrassed silence, "and that she is a
thoroughly honest and trustworthy girl.
Don't discharge her this week, father.
Give her—give me one week more, and let
me see if 1 cannot discover tho thief. I
promise that if I find tt is indeed she I
will not try to shield her. But let me have
that much time to try to discover the real
"I don't see how you are going to do it,"
replied Mr. Adams, looking around the
npartment. "There is no way that I can
see but of getting here ahead of the thief,
whoever it is—and, of course, the money
will not be taken with you looking on, and
there is no way for you to conceal yourself
in tho room here. Vou know 1 have been
accustomed to leave money in tbat drawer,
for the convenience of giving change if it
should be needed, before I get down iu tlio
morning, aud nobody knows but you that
I am in the habit of counting it every night
before leaving, and that for the last month
it has not balanced with the cashier's account, but constantly shows a deficiency.
It must bo taken in the morning, before we
get here, and Miss Allen is, as she has said
herself, the first one here—indeed she has a
key of her own, so that she can get tf. as
tarly as she pleases."
Fred's eyes had been roving around the
room while his father was speaking. There
was, as he said, no possible chance of his
concealing himself anywhere in the room
without making the fact of that concealment evident and thus defeating his purpose, but as he glanced over at the desk,
which stood at tho opposite side of tht
room near the window, and in one drawer
of which was kept tho money for such miscellaneous expenses as postage, telegrams
and other incidental small expenditure,
and from which sums that could not be accounted for had been missing for a month
past, his lace lightened. The window faced
another window of a large building, the
bide of which was separated ouly by a narrow court and which was for tho time vacant, and a suggestion occurcd to him
which he seized upon at once.
"I'll admit it does look black against
her, father," he said. "But I believe I can
find a way in a week's time either to vindicate her or prove that your suspicions are
iust, though I believe that it will vindicate
ier. Just let me have one more week, aud
|f I don't discover the culprit by that time
1 will make no further plea."
"AU right, my boy," said Mr. Adams,
.miling and perhaps not altogether without au intuition as to the cause of liis son't
<arnestness. "I can stand the loss of a few
pounds more, I guess. Kind tho culprit,
and you win name your own reward."
"I don't desire any reward," replied Fred.
But his troubled face told another story,
4jid one that his father waa not slow to detect.
Not only Margery Allen, but the three
ftther girls in the employ of Mr. Adams'
{ibotOgraphic establishment missed the
rank, bright smile and pleasant word with
which bis son had been wont to greet them,
4iid into Margery's pretty eyes crept a look
Of hurt surprise, mingled with a deeper
feeling that went, to Fred's very heart.
But be maintained his demeanor unshaken,
meanwhile studying each face and act of
the girls with a scrutiny he had never be-
itowed upon them before, ami by night, he
bad pretty well settled in his own mind as
to tne culprit, but to make that suspicion
a certainty was the task that remained.
If any of the girls in passing near the
B'indow where the desk stood had chanced
io glance at the building opposite, they
might have noticed that it had been provided with a shade, with the exception of
One pain of glass, where the shade had been
tut away. But they either did not notice it
Or did not think it of sufficient consequence
to mention if they did, and the day's work
went on as usual except that Margery remarked to herself, with a little faster beating of the heart, that it was the first day
*ince her finding the employment that had
been to her such a boon that Fred's eyes
|iad failed to meet hers witli an encouraging
Dr friendly smile, iu which of late she had
Imagined she could detect a warmer Bentl*
The next morning the girls wero at their
work as usual when Mr. Adams and his
■on entered the establishment.    Both gee
tlemen looked serious, but on Fred's face
was also clearly manifest a look of triumphant satisfaction.
Young ladies," said Mr. Adams, addressing his employees, "I have rather an
unpleasant subject to introduce this morning, but it is uot of r:y choosing, and I
would prefer to give you an opportunity to
acknowledge your act than to charge you
with it. Which of you is first here in the
"I believe I am, sir," answered Margery,
to which the others assented.
"Well, 1 am sorry to report that for some
time past I have been missing small sums
of money from the drawer where I keep the
change for incidental expenses, and to
which you have all access as occasion requires," continued Mr. Adams. "Now, I
will put it to you formally, Miss Allen, do
you know anything iu regard to the missing money!'"
"I do not, sir," she replied, lifting her
eyes to bis face with a look of perfect innocence and truthfulness, while Fred in his
delight and joy could scarce restrain himself from hugging heron the spot.
"Miss Wilson, do you?—or you, Mist
Douglas?—or you, Miss Ferris?"
A most emphatic denial was the unanimous response.
"Well," said Mr. Adams, "it seems tbat
we must resort to some other means to ascertain the culprit. What have you tosay,
"Merely to ask tho young ladies if any of
them recognize anyone they know in this,"
responded Fred, drawing out a small plate
and laying it before them. There was an
excellent photograph of the interior of the
room, and bending over the open drawer of
the desk in the act of taking some silver
from It was the unmistakable profile, face
and figure of Lottie Wilson.
With a startled cry she drew back, covering her burning face with her hands.
"If you will tell me the whole story, I
will let you off with no greater punishment than being discharged from my service," said Mr. Adams sternly. "Otherwise
I shall call an officer and hand you over to
him forthwith."
Overcome with terror at this threat, Lottie sobbingly confessed that she had been
the thief, having coaxed the housekeeper
to let her in on the plea that she wanted to
get to work curly, and then slipping out
again and not returning until after Margery had arrived, so that if the theft was
discovered suspicion would fall on her.
Mr. Adams heard her to the end, then,
quietly requesting her to get her hat and
cloak attended her to the door and bowed
her out. Then returning to Margery, who
was standing a little apart from the rest,
he said in a tone of more than wonted kind-
"There is a little story connected with
this discovery which there is not a fitting
opportunity to tell here, but if you will allow my son to escort you to my house this
evening to dinner I will be happy to make
you acquainced with my wife, and you cau
hear the sequel of this affair."
Margery bowed, too happy to speak after
one eloquent look from Fred's eyes, and
wtnt back to her duties with a he.irt bound*
ing high. At the appointed hour Fred accompanied her to his home where, after being introduced to his mother, who took
tho orphan girl to her heart and embrace
at once, they told her the story.
"The moment I looked at that window
of tho buiiding opposite," Fred said in
conclusion, "it occurred to me that I hiignt
make use of it as a point not only of observation, but ffon. which I coidd obtain
a view of tho place and the culprit. By
investigating and experimenting I found
that I could photograph the room accurately. And I had a shade put up, leaving
only one pane of glass exposed, in front of
which I could place my machine and do
tho work without being seen in return.
I was there this morning by daylight, arranged my apparatus, and about half an
hour before your coming the door opened,
and Lottie Wilson came in. I waited until she was in the very act of taking the
money, as you see, and then secured my
snap shot that vindicated you, my darling, and has made mo the happiest man
alive—all by the aid of that blessed pane
of glass."
He had not intended to make his avowal
of love in such a fashiot., but his joy and
affection burst from him simultaneously,
and tho next moment he had her in his rap*
turous embrace, from which she made no
effort to disengage herself.
"Goodby, my dear daughter," Airs. Adams whispered as she bade her goodby bo-
fore resigning her to Fred's caro to escort
her home. "You shall be my daughter in
a very few weeks if I have anything to say
about it."
And that she not only had considerable
to say about it, but said it, was evidenced
by the modest but delightful little wedding that took place uot long after, at
which Fred aud Margery were the principal parties interested, and if their faces
were any indication the very happiest people that could be found anywhere.—London Tit-Bit*.
Pol riiincon, the opera singer, Ftinpu •■
whole opera in admirable German wi.h
out understanding a word of that lull
Sir Donald Currlc, head of the Cn.ll;'
line of steamers, was discharged from
the line during his younger days becuu^
he refused to work on Sunday.
Sir Thomas Lipton has started a new
enterprise. He is trying to organize the
Australian wine trade with a view to
pressing the colonial wines ou the Biit-
ish public as he did the Ceylou teas.
President McKinley is a lover of chess,
a game with which he frequently amuses
himself. He is au expert at all chess
problems and believes firmly in the value
of the game as a training for logical
John D. Rockefeller, the Standard Oil
magnate, was interviewed the other day
on vacations in the abstract* "The only
way for a rich man to enjoy one." he
said, "is for him to forget completely I ha I
he is rich."
Newport, O., has furnished the champion eater. He is Jack Kane, and at a
recent sitting he ate and drank six bnwlfl
of chicken soup, two spring chickens,
two loaves of bread, six raw onions, four
quarts of beer and three pounds uf lish.
General Strjelbirzhy, the greatest of
Russian geographers, died recently al
the age of Tt* years. H;s "Measurements
of tbe Surface of the Russian Kuipire" is
not* only the standard for nil maps of
Russia, but has been a model for other
works iu that department of geography.
Gould P. DletZ of Omaha nnd the lute
C. P. Huntington began regular business together in 1845, when tlie latter had
saved $1,500 from his earnings as a peddler. Huntington was then a man of
wonderful strength and would often lift
into n wagon a barrel of salt weighing
300 pounds.
Lord Roberts never learned the art of
dictating his dispatches and always has
to write them out with his own hand
His writing Is, moreover, so very bad
thnt it cau be read only by his aid. to
whose lot it consequently falls to "trans
lute" tho orders into characters more
readily decipherable.
Senator Morgan says thnt he is iu better health now thnn he has been for ten
years past and indignantly resents any
intimation that he is getting feeble,
though lie Is indeed slowly losing weight,
nnd his voice is weak. lie is now "!!
years old, but his friends say he will
stay in the senate until he 1b 83.
Field Marshal Count Blutnenfhal. the
distinguished chief of the bite Emperor
Frederick's general staff during the Austrian and French wars, celebrated his
ninetieth birthday on July t!D. He and
the king of Saxony nre the only ofiicors
of the Germany army of exalted rank
still alive of those who took part in the
Frnnco-Certuan war.
Mr. Yamada, a young judge of Japan
and a friend of the Japanese minister at
Washington, is making his home temporarily nt Philadelphia. He was the first
native Japanese to join the Society of
Friends In Tokyo, where a number id
Philadelphia Quakers opened a school
some years ago. While in Philadelphia
Judge Yarnadn will study American legal
methods in (ho Philadelphia courts nnd
the University of Pennsylvania.
A Feminine. Hustler.
Desire Wilcox of North Lyme, Conn., !•
a woman of unusual uceoniplishtneiits, For
seven years she has worked n farm without
help, except in the busiest seasons. Sht
plows, harrows ami plants, harvests her
crop, pitches hay, chops down trees and
cuts them into firewood and railroad ties-
she yokes and drives cattle, shears sheep
and drives a string of from three to five
yokes of oxen with a skill which is positively art istic. Desire, who is now 50, wa,
married when she was li), but her husband
drank too much bard cider to celebrate the
ceremony, so his new bride took him out
and chastised him severely, then flung him
into a corner, with tlie injunction to remain till lie was sober. He concluded, how-
ever, that discretion was the better , art of
valor, so stole away during the night and
has never been seen since.— New York Sun.
The Ark of Hie Covenant.
Previous to tiie destruction of the Temple of Solomon by the Babylonian8 tlio
ark of the covenant was contained therein,
but what became of it after tbat time is not
known. It is believed by some to have
been taken away or destroyed by King
Nebuchadnezzar, while certain of the .lews
believe that it was concealed from the invaders and account it among the "hidden
tilings" which tlie Messiah (who is yet to
come) will reveal. That tlio old ark was
not in tlie second temple all writers agree,
and its absence is one of the important
points of difference between the two tern-
pies, the second being held as much inferior
on that account. The reason that it is
thought to have not been in the second
temple is because F./.ra, Nehemiah, tlio
Maccabees and Joseph us never mentioned
it.—Chicago Herald.
Chicago wants to be "consusod" ngnin
Would n ratio of nbout 10 to 1 satisfy
her— It'll counts to one inhabitant?—Bus
ton Traveler.
It will now he in order for Chicago to
nc]just its much advertised mortality rate
to ils new population figures.—Milwaukee Sentinel.
In bitter disgust Chicago admits thai
nt tlie present rate of growth it will take
her .0 .veins to pnss Greater New York
— Detroit Tribune.
By the late federal census Chicago
ranks fifth among tlie cities of tlie world
in point of Population, in energy it is
the lirst.
Chicago ought to ne well satisfied wun
thc census returns in hor own case. A
growth of D-1.-44 per cent is nol to he
sneezed at.
The World's fnir city Bhouid hnve prepared for the enumerator by annexing
St. Louis and MPwukee before tiie
count wns made.-
So far Chicago is the banner clly of
tho country regarding increase in popti
Infion. Before tlie Chicago figures were
given out Buffalo led. with 4!) per cent
Increase in population. It seems tin1 cities hy tlio great lakes arc drawing on tho
rest   of   "ie   •»">utrv   rather   heavily.
Another Odioua Comparison.
lie—A live donkey, you know, is better
thnn n dond lion.
He—Why nre you looking around in
thnt way'/
She—I'm looking for the dead linn that
made the comparison pop into your mind
—Chicago Tiines-Herald.
No Joke In That.
"Toll Americans," said the London
young man as he stopped sucking bis
cane, •'ure always Insinuating that wo
Englishmen don't know what a real
joke is. Now, just hold your sides
while I go over this one which I read
iu a home paper a week ago:
" 'The Countess— M'lord. you were at
the grand dinner last night, were you
not? Just awhile ago I heard one of
those vulgar Americans make the remark that this morning you had a big
" 'The Duke—But, lu'ludy, there's
nothing In it.' "
Tho American looked as sober as a
criminal court judge.
"Well?" he asked.
"Don't you see," explained the disgusted Britisher, poking the other in
tlie ribs with his cane, "the countess
says some one accused her companion
(bail of having a big head (ha, ha!), and
he declares (p-ah, hail there's nothing
In It!"
"Yes. but"—
"Blarsled Idiocy, but what?"
"Her companion was a duke."
"And not any different from the rest
ofthelOngllsh nobility?"
"No. But Ihe joke, tho Joke! It Is so
adroitly put. In apparent Inadvertence
(desperately) the duke admits there is
nothing in Ids head!  Now, do you see?"
"Well. It's n little strange (hat tho
duke could make such a frank and candid admission, bi'*—where does the
Joke come In?"-
Anccdoten of Fvnrta.
One summer when William M. Evnrts j.
was at his country home In Windsor, t
Vt„ a farmer who had followed his political career in the newspapers for
many years was extremely anxious to
see lilm In the flesh and drove 18 miles
Into town In order to catch a glimpse
of his idol.
Senator Evnrts at that time was being entertained constantly, dining out
utmost every night, and as he drove out
of his grounds to an appointment one
evening flic fanner, was lying In wait
for him In thc road. Tbe latter, seeing
tlie pale, ascetic face and meager form
of tlie famous statesman, was disappointed.
"Well. I declare," he exclaimed,
"looks as if he'd always boarded!"
An impromptu riddle Is attributed to
him here at his country place. One
day In presiding at table with n swarm
of grandchildren about him he asked,
"What is the difference between this
goose before dinner and me after?"
After much futile guessing lie said in
quiet glee:
"Now the goose Is stuffed with sago,
and then the sage," pointing to himself,
"will be stuffed with goose."—Home
Dip slices of stale bread In milk, tlmn
in beaten egg; fry in hot lard till well
In-owned, nnd nfter buttering sprinkle
wilh sugar nnd n little cinnamon. Nice
for ten or breakfast.
Molds in which blancmanges nre to
be pill should be wet to insure their easy
turning out. On tlie other hand, In those
to he used for jelly no water should go,
as It will crack th" jelly.
Jolly keeps heller if hot pnrnffin
poured over each tumblerful after it has
"set" than If paper covered. The pnr-
nllin enn be washed when removed and
kept to be moiled over nguiu next year.
The river Obi, in Siberia, is navigable
for more thnn 10,000 miles.
Bound tho const of England the sen is
Warmest in August and September nnd
coldest iu April.
Lake Moral, in Switzerland, hns the
curious property of turning red every
ten yonrs owing to tlie presence of tor-
tain aquatic plants which nro not known
ia any other lake i.i the world.
Rival Accomplishment*.
A now boy had moved into tho neighborhood. Ho was sitting on tho lino fonoo
that separated ills particular back yard
from tho yard pertaining to tho next door
neighbor and was proceeding to cultivate
tho acquaintance of tho next door neighbor's boy.
"I've gone through grnmmor sohool,'
ho said. "I can do every sum in tho mental arithmetic, and I always got a hundred mark in my history and geography.''
" Well," responded tho other boy, thrusting out his lower jaw,/'! can move my
ears, and you can't."'
Sure anil Clone.
"I'll be back in a few minutes," snid the
Now York business man.    "I'm going out
o get a shave."
"Aro you going to tlie now barber shop
around the cornerl"
"No, I'm going to Wall street."—Washington Star.
Lead to Melancholia, Prostration, Exhaustion, Insanity
or Paralysis - Dr. Chase's Nerve Fcod (Pills) Pre-.
vent, _hese Dreadful Itesults.
uud though Br. Chase's Nerve Food
(pills) is the most successful treatment ever proscribed, it takes timo
and regular and persistent use to effect a thorough and lasting cure. Bo
patient and the gradual upbuilding
effect of this wonderful nerve restorative will make you strong und
Mr. Joseph Geroux, 22 Metcalf st.,'
Ottawa, Out., writes: "I was ner-
iiiis, Imd headache and bruin fug. I
was restless at night and could not
sleep. My appetite was poor, and I
suffered from nervous dyspepsia. Little business cares worried and irritated me. After having used Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food for about two
months, I can frankly say thut I feel
like a new man.
"My appetite is good, I rest and
sleep well, and this treatment has
Strengthened me wonderfully. Dr.
Chase's Nerve Food (pills) are cor-
tainly tho best I ever used, and I
say so because I want to give full
credit where  it Is  due.
Dr. Chnso's Nervo Food (pills')'50
cents a box, at all denlors, or Ed-
manson, Bates & Co., Toronto. Imitators do not daro to reproduce tho
portrait, and signature of Dr. A. W.
Chase, which aro found on every box
of  the genuine.
As lhe liearl sends out Die blood
to nourish alid sustain the body, so
docs tin- brain transmit through tho
nervo fibres tho nerve force, or energy, wli,cli directly controls tiie
movements, I lie functions and the
very life of each and ovory organ.
Tie- body of man can be Influenced in health or disease only througli
tlie medium of two channels—the
blood and the nerves ; and it is
througli these channels that Dr.
Chase's Nervo Food (pills) has such
a marvellous power in uprooting disease and re-vltoliziilg the wasted
The feeble colls are aroused to now
vigor, und new life and energy is
instilled into them by using this
great blood builder and nerve restorative,  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food  (pills)
Headache, loss of memory, tircxl
brain, and inability to concentrate
the mind are symptoms of diseased
brain. Duck of nerve force to control the digestive system leads to indigestion, nervous dyspepsia, and irregular action of tiie kidneys, liver
and bowels, nervousness, sleeplessness, and irritability ure other indications of a breaking down nervous
No diseases are so difficult to cure
as are those of the nervous system, THE  PROSPECTOR.
tnele  _Ii  Tells  the  Children  on  ln-
■tractlTe Pablo.
[Copyright, 1_0. by C. £i. Lewis.]
A.  Hare  who was safely  resting In
her burrow oue day  received a call
from the Fox, who Invited her to come
out Vir a walk with him.
"But you will eat me," protested tho
"Nonsense! It Is true that I have
eaten Hares, but It was only when I
could get nothing else.    I pledge you
my word not to liniui you. You must
realize thai it will be a feather In your
cap lo he seen walking wilh me."
The Hare hesllnled for awhile, but
-Dally cnnie out, and the two walked
away together, but they had uot gone
far when they heard the baying of
"What's that?" nsked the Hare as
she stopped lo listen.
"I am sorry to sny thnt the dogs are
afli'i' you," replied Ihe Vox. "You'd
better take off through the brush al
As lhe Hare flew through the forest
the Kux hid himself in a brush heap,
and when lhe hounds came up they
followed on after the Hare aud caught
and killed her.
Moral.—What you win nt policy you
are sure to drop at poker.
M. Oii-d.
Qroon Ceylon and India Tea which
is now being introduced into Canada,
in the well known package- of tho
"SAl.AHA" Tea Company, has got
one great advantage over Japan tea;
and tbat is, while it is of the samo
flavor and the same light coloring
liquor, it is very much stronger and
absolutely free from adulteration,
which practically no Japan Tea is.
Ceylon Qreen Tea is sold in the sealed Lead Packets of the "SALADA"
Tea Company and is always fresh
and fragrant as well as healthful.
A    Iriieinl    llileio mil.
The Knshiounlilu One—.lust think,
my .uislmml proposes to hike me to
Spain to see the next soltir eclipse, and
1 haven't the* faintest notion what the
si vie for a solar eclipse toilet should
A LIFE SAVED.—Mr. James Bryson,
Cameron, states: 'lI was confined to my bed
with inflammation ot tho lungs, and was
given up by the physicians. A neighbor ad-
Tiged mo to try Dr Thomas' Eclectric Oil.
stating thut his wife had used it for a throat
trouble with the best results. Acting on his
advice I procured tho medicine, and less
than a half bottle cured me; I certainly bo-
liovo it saved my life. It was with reluctance
that I consented to a trial, as I was reduced
to Buch a state that I doubled ihe power of
any remedy to do me any good.
A Woman1)! Wny*
"My   next   door   neighbor   has   just
bought a hat exactly like mine."
"Why, that was in poor taste!"
"Yes. but I didn't sny anything about
It   1 simply cave m-ne to my cook."—
IIU ReriecmlnR Quality.
Judge*--You were begging on the public
streets,   ami  yet  you  had  $1.0  in  youi
p.;.,,,,,.,■—VpS, jetlge, I niny not he ai
iin! >i '  ••*- ns smnc yer honor, hut  1'tc
1   : ■•     SVw Ynrk Weekly.
is Rheumatism of the back.
The cause is Uric Acid
in the blood. If the kidneys did their work there
would be no Uric Acid and
no Lumbago. Make the
kidneys do their work. The
sure, positive nnd only
cure for Lumbago is
V.hen ExhnnaU'd Siviuiniins. Fuce
L'pvrar- aud Von will Drill Ashore,
A guest ut ray summer place a few
miles from Pablo while bathlug was
carried out to sea, and wheu almost
out of sight and all hope had tied, to
our surprise, we suddenly saw his
body Impelled foreibly toward us.
Then we saw It recede a few feet, and
then again, as It were, shoot 20 feet
toward the shore. This continued until my son and myself, at last able to
reach him, bore him iusensible to the
After recovery bis story was that
after losing all hope, guided by some
mysterious impulse, he had turned
upon his back, when be felt himself
carried rapidly forward. He had then
turued over upon his face to get his
bearings, when he was carried out farther from the land, uud ou again plac-
lug himself upou bis back, thc surface
waves brought blin rapidly to the
shore, a rescued man.
It Is au error that the drowning man
is attacked by cramp except In very
cold weather. He drowns from heart
failure, Induced by tho violent exertion
and the upward pressure of the water
upon the abdomen diminishing the
space aud Impeding the action of the
heart. By tuning over on the back
this pressure Is removed, the back being almost entirely a strong wall of
bone and muscle; also when on the
back the entire body Is nearer the surface, aud the surface waves tend toward the shore, the undercurrent out
to sea, even the legs when upon the
back being less exposed to the current
that tends toward tho sea. By floating
gently upon the back the heart, relieved of Its pressure, becomes calm
and quiet, nnd the swimmer can regain his strength and float for hours.
The bather whose heart Is weak should
always prescut, when standing erect,
the right side of the body to the waves
and thus avoid the Sullivanlike blows
of the iucomlng waves upon a crippled
heart. In every bathhouse should be
posted the Injunction, "In cuse of exhaustion or accident turn upon the
A  Wouderfnl Exnmple of  Imitative
Whatever may be his lack of moral
perception and originality of Idea, the
heathen Chiueo certainly excels In
Imitative power, und la often very
much alive to the excellence of
mechanical devices that he never saw
before. In The American Machinist
Oberlln Smith nfJbrds an illustration of
this fact
Some years ago Mr. Smith sent
Henry A. Janvier to China to assist In
the erection and operation of coining
plants for brass and silver currency.
One of the tools which Mr. Janvier
took with him was a micrometer caliper, made by a well known llrtu In the
United States, and capable of detectlug
differences of a thousandth of an Inch
In the thickness of a piece of metal.
The superintendent of oue of thc shops
which Mr. Janvier established was
nnmed Will, and he proved a very Intelligent fellow. During an Interval of
about six weeks he borrowed tho caliper almost dally, and was rather tardy
iu returning it.
Finally he exhibited to the American
a reproduction of the Instrument which
was perfect except In one respect
Certain tables of figures stamped Into
the steel hy the Yankee maker of the
original were omitted from the copy,
and in their place were several Chinese
characters. The imitation had been
made with the rudest of tools, but was
a marvel of accuracy. Mr. Wat proposed an exchange to Mr. Janvier, aud
the latter agreed to the proposition.
I.ally ( oiihl.iuri- —taukCl——t: ai.il     li
(lerl'.il Aquatic Feu—i   Wow llio
Shield Second .cur.
A young woman who is win
applause for her athletic fea i
l.udy Constance Mack-u. ie. who
tlie challenge shield at tl e i utii
in England. The competition
held in the rlubrooms, w.j.ii
ta tefully decorated, the b.Y-i'-'ii
tank itself being hung with b.'.akei i
of ferns and creepers. The gr atcsl
interest centered on the Bwimmiii;
and diving of I.mly Mucken7ic, v he
won tiie s'liehl laat year, und wi..
certainly proved wothy of lioluinit
it for another yam*. 'lhe couipe'.i
lion Included swimming two lengths
of the bath, or .'.<) yards; motion!-s;
Moating, fancy swimming and diving
from springboard    and  live foot and
ten foot boards. The shield was
awarded hy points, and out of a
maximum of _8 l.ady Constance Mackenzie secured 27. The fancy swimming was much applauded, and
among movements selected hy tho
competitors were swimming under
water, waltzing and "sculling." To
swim a length und a half below the
water appears to be a mere nothing
for I.ady Constance, and later on.
when the instructress. Miss Ada
Lew in, and her pupils gave a combined exhibition of skill, she again
performed under water, this time in
shadow swimming, when one swimmer, keeping time with another immediately above her, represents her
shadow in tlie clear water. >\ wonderful strength and decision of stroke
Characterize Lady Constance Mackenzie's  swimming.
There were only four men allowed
to te present, 'lhe Iluko of Sutherland, a guardian of Lady Coii-tance
Mackenzie; the Hon. Henry Chaplin
and Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. I..
I''. Iiawnay, whose daughters wern
swimming, constituted lhe exceptions, with Mr. Henry, secretary of
tlie Life Saving Society, who acted
as judge.
School   mid   Social    lil'-   of  the   Duke   of
The . Duke of Stixe-Cbburg has jwl
to wail live years before he comes
of age and lakes tlie reins of government into, his hands. He is at present at tiie famous military academy
of Potsdam, whore so many Gorman
princes have been trained. He will
also have a few terms ul the University of Bonn before he becomes a
reigning  sovereign.
No better regent cou'hi have been
found than lhe hereditary Prince of
Holieiilohe-Langcnburg, and his position as the son-in-law of the widowed Duchess Marie makes his appointment all the more pleasant.
The present lluko of Coburg makes
friends  wherever  he goes,  and    dur-
Tlic Correct Stroke Iu S« inimi-lt.
The correct stroke of the legs is exactly like that of a frog's hind leg-
Watch oue of these frogs and copy his
style. You cauuot do better. The legs
are drawn up together slowly, not with
a Jerk, until they are gathered In
close under the body. Then with a
sudden, quick spring they are shot out
behind, the ankles being turned so
thnt the soles of the fee present as flat
a surface as possible to the water aud
so offer more resistance from which
to mnke progress. As the kick Is
made the legs should be spread out In
the shape of a letter V, but not allowed
to sink far down under the surface of
the water. If they kick downward at
an angle Instead of out straight behind much of their energy Is wasted In
unnecessarily forcing the body out of
the wnter Instead of forward through
It—Harper's Bazar.
AliHiirlm All Knowledge,
Farming hns this peculiarity, that It
can absorb and supply all knowledge.
Not one of tho sciences hut Is related,
or may be related, to agriculture.
Botany, rightly understood, Is tho nrt
of growing belter potatoes, beans and
corn. Entomology Is Hint economic
science that discusses what bugs are
of use to man and what are Injurious.
Geology Is an analysis of tbe soils and
rocks that underlie the soils for the
purpose of making them more available for human   warfare.
Didn't Need Credit.
"You've sent your boy to college, I
hear," remarked the neighbor. "Well,
1 hope ho will acquit himself with
"He won't need to, begoshl" said Mr.
Caswell, somewhat Irritated. "I'm able
to supply lil ni with the '■ash right
straight along."
"1 might have known better than to
trust my money to that broker."
"Why so? Are appearances against
"No, confound him I It's his disappearance."-
ing his recent visit to Coburg for the
funeral of his uncle he quite won tho
hearts of his people by his pleasant,
unaffected manners and by the evidence lie showed of tho kindness of
liis heart. Tlie people of Coburg are
delighted with their voung duke, and
Ids photograph has been bought by
every one Who can afford it and is
to be seen ornamenting tlie rooms of
rich and poor alike. The young duke
expects tii visit  Queen  Victoria soon.
licit nil's llift of Keptirtco.
When the new Queen of Italy, Helena, eanio as crown princess to the
court of Home, says a correspondent
in The New York Press, one of the
ladies of the court attempted to patronize her and remarked, "Your
Royal Highness must find court life
a great change." Now, although
Montenegro is but a pocket edition
of a country and Helena's father, the
reigning prince, is as poor as Job's
turkey, tho crown princess remembered that her family and nation were
among tlie oldest in Hurope. while
tlie kingdom of Italy is a thing of
yesterday, and replied:
"On tlie contrary, I think everything is done Very well here considering how new it all h ."
II.1.1 to Flour in '.'4 Hours.
Newmarket claims the record for
quick conversion qf corn to flour. On
n recent Monday morning a fanner
cut a small field of red wheat,
thrashed it in the afternoon, and
sold it that day for twenty-five shillings a quarter to a milling tlrni
which ground it that evening and
delivered the flour  in the morning.
Some women always spoil their husband's jokes.
A sick old person is harder to manage
than a sick child.
When we tell a man a good story, we
have noticed that it reminds him of -
mighty poor one.
Don't be too enthusiastic over the peo
ple you admire, or you will make every
one else hate them.
There is more nonsense under the head
of "literature" than any other head we
know anything about.
The most worthless young man „na"j
becomes a father and tells his son how
hard ha worked when he was young.
0. 0. RICHARDS & CO.
Dear Sirs,—I have great faith in MINARD'S LINIMENT, as last year I
oared a hor.e of Ring-bone, with rive
It blisteied ihe horee tint in a mouth
theie was no ring-b ne and no lameness. DANIEL IdURCHI-ON.
Four Falls, N.B.
How's This?     '
V\'e offer (in- Handled Dollars Howard for
any case of Cut ;rth thut cannot be cured hy
Hub's Catarrh Cure.
F   (.CHENEY & CO.. Props    "oledn, O.
>Ve, tho under'g i.d, have kn-.vn F. J.
Chmoyf'ir the lost 13 years, and believe him
|n rfoe.ily hunnnible Inal! business transactions,
ft id tin nctally able o carry out any obligation
made by their Arm.
WKtJT&TiiUAX.w holeialo Drnggl.ts.To.edo.O.
Wai.ihnu,    RINNAN   &    MabviN,   Wholesale
Druggie, Toledo, 0.
Halls Catarrh Cure is takin Internally,acting directly upon the blood and mucous sur-
fiieo- of tho system. Price, 7.1c. per bottle. Sold
by all drugg *!s.   Testimonials free
Hall's Family PiliB are the be t.
"Mother, how big must I grow to bo In
a bank, like uncle?   nsked tho small boy.
"Not very much," said his father, "for
I often seen In tho papers that cashier*
aro short.''—Spokane Spokesman-Rev lew
The largest tree In the eastern hemisphere if not In tho world is a monster
chestnut standing at the foot of Mount
.Etna. The circumference of the main
trunk at 60 feet from the ground is 213
feet.     "
Russian battle songs are written in
minor keys, and instead of being brilliantly martial are sad, telling of the soldier 'b fate.
Some persons have periodical attack- or
Canadian cholera, dysentery or diarrhoea,
and have to use great precautions to avoid
the disease. Change of wuter, cooking and
green fruit is rare to bring on the attacks.
To such persons we would recommend Dr.
J. D. Kc Hogg's Dysentery Cordial as being
the best medicine in the market for ull summer complaints. If a few drops nro taken
in water when the symptoms ure noticed no
further trouble will bo experienced.
A new idea in Bleeves for your cloth
gown is an absolutely tight fitting
sleeve of velvet and a short oversleeve
of cloth falling from the shoulder nearly to the elbow. It is quite as plain as
tho one underneath, but looser to show
that h is separate, and trimmed with
The new .straw bats for spring are in
the silk and crinoline effects in wide
plaits, which are mounted ll'ce velvet
on a tulle and wire frame. Flowers and
narrow ruches of chiffon are the promised trimmings for tho toques, which
aro to he somewhat smaller in size and
trimmed high on one side.
people suffer untold misery day after day
with Headache. There is rest neither day or
night until the nerves are all unstrung. The
cause is generally a disordered stomach, and
a cure can be effected by using Parmelee's
Vegetable Pills, containing Mandrake and
Dandelion, Mr. Finley, Wark. Lysander,
P. Q., writes: "I find Parmelee's Pills a
first-class article for Bilious Headache."
At tlie r.nnqact.
First Microbe—Are you going to the
banquet this evening?
Second Do.—Of course 1 am, nnd s«-
must you. They are going to pnss a losing cup, a"«l It will be th" chauce of ou>
Though Stephen Crane Is said-to hnve
died pour, he loft b»»uks nnd manuscripts
tleil will iu time be nf considerable value
IIis will hns lately been probated in Eng*
land Mr. Crane's brother, Mr. William
Howe Crane of Port .lervis, N. Y., ha;-
h*-_»n earned us executo'
Tho proprietors of Parmelee's Pills nre
constantly receiving letters similar to the
following, which explains itself: Mr. John
A, Beam, Waterloo, Ont., writes: "I never
used any medicine thut ennequal Parmelee's
Pills for Dyspepsia or Liver nnd Kidney
Complaints. The relief experienced after
using them wus wonderful." As u safe family medicino Parmelee's Vegetable Pills can
be given in all cases requiring a cathartic.
BROKERS. . . .
Stocks and bonds bought, sold and  5
carried  on  margin.    Listed J
mining stocks carried 3
Dominion Bank Building, Winnipeg »
Money lent at lowest ratos. 9
Stocks and bonds bought und sold. W
Railway and other farm lands In *
Manitoba and N. W. T. for sale, jr
Maps and folders sent on appllca- _•
tion. 9
Gnlt corI from lothbridge. _
Prices quoted to all railway points.   __
Proiiomiced Incurable.
Following liiilaiiiiuatioii of the Lungs a
Severe Cough Set in and Her Doctor
Said II r Case Was Hopeless—Dr. WIL
Ham*' rink   Pllil Have  It-stored Her
From the Recorder, Halifax, N.3.
Mrs. Agnes Foran, wJ_o resides at
IU Agricola street, Halifax, N. S.,
tells a wonderful story of her complete restor ition to health, after a
protracted, arid distressing period of
extreme illness, and she attributes
her present happy condition under
Providence, to the marvellous qualities of l>r. Williams Pink Pills.
When Mrs. Forun was called upon by
a representative of the Acadien Recorder, who stat I'd |jis mission, she
cordially welcomed bun to her pleasant home, where in the presence of
her mother and sister, she freely told
the story of her sickness and recovery. She said: 'A few years ago I
Buffered a severe attack of inflammation of the lungs, and was attended
by one of tlie best physicians in the
city. i pulled through but was left
a complete wreck, so that I could
not do any work, suffering all the
time from palpitation of the heart,
nervous prostration, and a ringing
sound in my head. 1 also had a distressing cough, and for months I
never knew what it was to have a
good night's rest. For two years
my life was a perfect misery to me
and under the doctor's orders I took
emulsion till I was nauseated with
the sight of it but all to no purpose. My life was despaired of by
all my friends who were assured by
the doctor that my case was beyond
the reach of human skill. I was visited by the clergy of my church and
Sisters of Charity, who were very
kind and sympathetic and looked
upon me as one whose earthly race
was about run. 1 experimented with
all sorts of remedies for my cough,
but without avail. My druggist at
last advised me to try Pr. Williams'
Pink Pills. Being fairly discouraged,
nevertheless I was persuaded to make
the trial, when to the surprise and
joy of myself, family and friends, I
began to get better, and by the time
I had taken seven or eight boxes I
was as well as you sec me now,"
and she laughingly added, "I think
you will admit that I don't look
much like a sick woman." Her
mother, who had been listening to
the tale of her daughter's long illness
added: "It just seems like a dream
to ns all that we once despaired of
her life, when we now see her the
pink of health."
Mrs. Foran said that when on a
visit to England about a year ago
she contracted a heavy cold and was
threatened with a return of her
cough, but she at once got some of
the pills, and by the time she had
reached New York she was as well
as ever again. She related a number
of instances in which she had advised
persons Buffering from chronic complaints to take Ur. Williams' Pink
Fills and always with the best results. She mentioned particularly a
niece of hers living in Boston who
was run down and in a wretched
condition of health, but was now a
healthy young woman who owed the
fact to tho use of the pills. When
tho reporter was taking his leave
Mrs. Foran said: "I am very glad to
have the opportunity to testify what
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have done
for me and you can say that I shall
never cease to sound their pra'ses,
and I bless the good Lord that they
were placed in my way at n lime
when I had not the hope that I
could live."
Gentle  Mildred.
Fnir Mildred haa a tender heart;
It makes her Bad to see
Bad boys osiij' tho biruic's nest
And ti>nr it from the tree.
Yet while she sorrows for the bird
Tho solemn truth is that
Bho always has u wing or two
Affixed unto hor hut.
Fair Mildred has a lender heart;
Shu says lhe butcher who
Would slay a Utile calfio must
Bo cruel through and through.
Yet while she chides tho buieher and
Abhors his oruel steel
Bwoet Mildred, tendor, past compare,
1> very fond of veal,
- Chicago News.
"I despise n practical joker." said tho
woman in a pink bonnet.
"That is the only kind of joking that
pays," responded the woman in a sailer
She was the wife of n professional hu
moii-tt and was therefore Qualified to
gpeuk   wiih   a u tbo fit J  ou  the  subject.-
Minard's Liniment Cures Barns, Etc.
Wouldn't TlUi Can Vouf
Domestic sweets preserved in family
jars nro orti'ii vei.v bitter.—Winona
Lake (Iml.) Assembly Review,
lie Didn't   Know.
She—How ilkl yon come to marry n
He—She nskod him why ho didn't
mnrry, nnd he thoughtlessly replied
thnt he didn't, have to.—Smart Set.
MINARD'S LMlMEHT Relieyes Neuralgia.
Clever Syntom.
Jinx—Hello! What's the matter this
Thinx—Nothing.    Why?
Jinx—You're wettriug a very mournful
Thinx—Oh, I'm. Just assuming that.
It's part of my system of uiemonies.
My wife commissioned mo to buv her
tome sadirons tod ay._
Thc day of the fool bet has returned.
and the tales of the bets and the bettors
will be thm?t Ulmll n patient public till
flection d,u\
MINARD'S LINIMENT for Sale Everrw.ere.
1 \J3\il\lM\,     FACTORY, Montreal
Mont Men Would   Wnnt fl.OOO.
"What nre your thoughts," asked one
of the visitors at the summer garden,
"when you are whirling through the
air in making that awful dive to the
tank below?"
"I always think I ought to be getting
about $750 a week for doing It," replied the high diver.—Chicago Trlbuue.
Ill-fitting booU und shoes cause corns.
Hollowuy's Corn Cure is the article to use.
(Jet a bottle at once and cure your corns.
I nil.
Nimrod—Tat, did yon ever catch frogs?
Pat— Faith, nn Ol did, sir.
Nimrod—What did you bait wilh?
Pnt—Begorry,   Oi   hate   'em   with    a
First Actor—Mnny n time my poor old
father Implored me uot to become nn actor.
Becond Actor— Don't worry, old mau;
you didn't.
An English stnllstiolnn declares thnt
'.rime, considered in decennial periods,
'ears a constant relation to population.
If your children are troubled with worms-
give them Mother Graves' Worm Extermi,
natox; sufe, sure, and effectual. Try it, and
murk the improvement in your child.
Not  That   Kind.
"So John is at college?"
"I suppose, then, he's bnlsy sowing bis
wild outs?"
"No: John 's at op agricultural college."
BALMORAL,-^jSt ^^ -Am-
J up.    E.P.SLOOea.
Mrs.  Brush—Wretch!   A  blond  hair
on your coat, and I'm a brunette!
The Only Printers' Supply
House in the Northwest
We keep a large Stock always on hand of
PRINTERS' MACHINERY; we can fit out
Daily or Weekly Papers or Job Outfits oi a
few hours notice. We also supply READY-
17C Owen Stroet, Winnipeg.
To Loan on improved ftirma at current rate!?.   Write to
Brass Band
Instrument*, Drums, Uniforms, Etc.
Lowest prices ever quoted. Fine catalogue
60,i illustrations mailed tree. Write us for anything in Music or Musical Instruments.
Whaley Royce & Co., Tor^n°nhTc'g;"Mnadn.
Munufut turrti  by THOS. 1.1 K. Wlnnlp«v.
(Trude Mark RegMorod November 21,1800 )
Dr. Sanobe n^t-ees to take instruments back
a' half price if parties cuing them nre not beo«
edited after using tor five wctks.
F. Free, Winil.t. r, g-vs: 1 have used "Oxy.d-
onor" fortiv" weeks for Br>*imhitis nnd Catarrh of the H nd, nnd I fool   ike a now man.
Mrs. F. L. Oook» Winnipeg, snys: I had suffered untold ng inii'3 Irom Bright'tt D-BCa&e.and
it relieved me of Pain, and I , s x weeks 1 was
Mr. W. O Ellivorthv, Winnipeg, says: I have
suffe, cd for HA years with articular iheumaiism;
was in hospital for S weeks, and used almost
every remedy, Including m earner ism galvanism, electric belt, etc I have used Oxj donor
10 davs nnd leceived more benetlt thnn from
; nything else.
Mrs. Gagner. Winnipeg, says: I have used it
beneficially with my family whenever sick,
nnd It hasourcd tuu of severe ludigcBtion and la
Suh-denlers wanted in every district. Address
Wm. T. Gibhins, Grain Exchange, Winnipeg.
Catholic Prayer ?rouo0V_».o,"S^
nlars, Religious Pictures. Statuary, and Uhur.oh
Ornaments, Educational Works. Mall orders re*
celve prompt attention. [), J J tyj___fl & _0M__Q!ltH)ll
N. U.   294 t.11: P-.osfi-Cr'Gf}, f.fiXooft, r. r\, fEffuy, -"aaUaky ttf,.56..
For good harness and saddlery gi
Ali.in hardware mercliaiu.
to K. J
A few of the young men of town arc agitat
in« a hockf y club for I.iiiooet.
Tht Clinton annual ball   is being held tills
week, Thursday and Friday.
L. G. Burns formerly constable in I.iiiooet
is now engaged in the saloon business in Victoria. 	
Very (joocl ika'.ini; lias been the _o on lhc
liver below town and old and young have
been enjoying themselves.
Wm. E. Brei' cturncd from lhc coast after
en absence of a lew weeks on business in con-
ncctonwith his mining interests.
E. J. Taylor returned from the coast Tuesday evening and will go lo llridge river (o do
work on some of his properties.
Il has la en Wgooil as settled that Col.
Ottci is lo lie appointed  commandant Ol
Kingston jil litary college in place of Col.
Kitson.     Col. Oiler ia IhO choice oi the
; Canadian government.
We told you about arc at Lytton '
waiting for the weather to moderate,
i sonie of then, being freezable.   When (
i they come, we'll mark them as low '
as we think is right, aiul if you think
) they are too high TELL US.    We
may be able to explain to your satisfaction, if not h will be in order to *
mark them lower.      Like others we (
make  mistakes,   have  made lots  of.
them, in fact we're not a bit stuck on
imrselves,     We've been in thc drug '
businesH over forty years, and havn't
' more than two or three million dot-
, lars to show for it.     There must be
i something wrong  wiih  uf, and   we
want to find out what it is.
John Collum of the Royal hotel, Sucker
creek, is in town on, business in connection
with securing the license fur his hotel,
Fred \\\ Valleau is relieving F, Soues the
gold commissioner at Clinton. Mr. Soues 1ms
gone to California on a three months vacation.
Owing to the new wing not being completed and the severity of the weather All Hal*
lows's school at Vale will net open until istjof
Owing'to the weather moderating the town
water supply was turned on again the first uf
the week allowing the general public clean
S_ml pure water-
Major T. O. Townley wa_ elected mayor
of Vancouver last Friday ovei James
McQueen by 550 majority. Tbe vote
\raa about 1,000 less than last year.
Interviewed at Winnipcc. last week,
Premier Dunarnuir, who ia en route to
Ottawa, stated thai the provincial legislature would open about February 15.h.
Chr... Foley of Rossland, who ran in
the labor interests in the late dominion
campaign, has accepted the eent on the
Mongolian commission vacated by Ralph
Smith, M. P.
In this issue of Tin. Prospector is an
ad. of "Tbe Prospectors' Exchange" of
^Nelson. Mr. Rosenberger is well kno-vn
in Lillooet, having visited the district
laet summer.
Pavilion g
II. _ W. CUMMINO, Mf_-
Tenders wanted for packing machinery and
supplies Irom Seaton Lake to the Lorne mines
in the I.iiiooet district.    For particulars apply
Xj_BS.I_.X_E_  .EXILIi,
Mannginj. Director, Mines Kxp.oriitf-m.Iidu,
I\ O. Drawer 749, Vancovvkr, B. C.
Lowest or any tendor not neeefl-urily accepted
Dissolution Notice.
A directors meeting of the Anderson Lake
Mining „ Milling Company will lie held in
Lillooet In a short time to elect new directors
and consult ways and means for operating during the coming season. The head oflice will
hereaftei be in Lillooet.
Notice Is hereby (riven that the partnership
heretofore existing between Daniel Hurley nml
W, J. Abercrombie, under the firm mime of
Hurley _ Co., butchers, has. this day boon din.
solved by inut'iHl consent. All aoconnts lo lie
paid to \V. J. -bercrombin who will settle the
Indebtedness against the linn.
LiUooct, II. <'.. December 81st, l'JOO.
Baptist Fish.
" Down in the south," remarked a
man at one of the clubs, " there eicist6
more of a religious atmosphere than
there IS here in Ihe north. So much of
the stories they tell have a sectarian
^flavor te them. One that I heard while
in Charleston was entirely new lo me,
and it appeared to be so in tho circle of
gentlemen where I heard it. It ran Ihis
way: A dignified old gentleman Blood
on one of the city wharves watching an
old darkey who was fishing. No word
passed between them until the darkey
landed a good-sized fish. This was unhooked, and there was a look of disgust
on the face of the fisherman as he threw
the fish back into the water.
"Why did you throw that fish  hack
into the water instead of keeping him,
uncle?" queried the onlookor.
" lie no good, massa."
" What kind of a 6sh was it?"
" We calls 'em Baptist fieh, sah."
" And why Baptist fish, uncle7"
" Ah couldn't say fo' Bure, massa, but
I spects it's because dey spiles soon ae
you gets'em outen the water!"—Ulobe
Fakirs Selling Bibles.
A Toronto despatch says the following
advertisement appeared recently in
many Ontario paperBt "On receipt ol
one dollar, we will send iccurely sealed,
a.beautifully hook of four hundred pagee
full of good things. Every sport should
have one. The mOBt wonderful hook
ever written. French and English translation. Prohibited in some countries
Write at once." Crown authorities have
investigated the matter and discovered
thnt the book referred to was the bible.
There will be no prosecution as the description of the book is not misleading.
Tho Vancouver Westminster Northern mil j
Yukon lUihvtiy coi.)j..iin will ni'|lv to lhe !
PtujfrtUiG.it i)i UAUtidtt rtl iis next M^smn fur tiii
act d-'clnrii'it* the \iori:. which the < ouipiuiy i* >
b/its in f of im'or|.urntioir nm horircv. to eOii- !
struct lo be work* (vr tlio jreuufH] mjvnnii.ge
ol CuritMln, exft'n«lii:g tho jic.tAf. ufihfn wlili-li ;
the rompui'iy nrny ci.iun1e'« In* imne nm. n'li- j
thori/.hi£ an _x*t'ti*.iuu from it. tiDTtbvrn ivr-
minus in u northerly dlr_irij6n lo Itnwfjin pijy
in tho Yukon ii-iT:M>ry, tlicm.'onwiinl Altrtia
lhe Vukoiiriv„r to the bntinilhry i'.f AlcsivK. tnnl
Riving power to the comi»rtny.. tu I'dtiffiruet pr
•u-quiit* uiul to (»[icTiitc-vuli bittin-ii I men uiul
I'Xteusi'oini »*J lite <i'0.">rnor In *!imuvil in.iy
troVn trni'e to time mvihori/.e, ami to own' rfrm
0p4Ytt*.ti lt*U'_*in|>'n «n _ lelcphuno liiu-s, bri.ljji's,
wrtrchuiisif, htettiu rii». olliVr vemtuXv, feint-*-,
timlKT'lHiid'1, whdrv.*?, ronr.*, wuter lights,
wnter powers, irn'd \6 (WhI In ihe ganernU'
electricity mul electric power ami It. imike
BUcn HRi'tH-iiu'iiis lor culivcyir-K or h-nsluu Mu-
eouipauy'.i ruil'.VMV Jii't it-; rl^ttttwiul powers' nt>
la iisuully Riven to i-.» JI v\".* y UoniUttlllo* hi iliei:
net of tncurpornfiiPii itud for ullio. puiju^o.
Datotl ni New IVetrmimtiur.
Province of RrltUh .'u.uuih.ft
Decumher Y-lh luOU',
J B CtifiRRY,
tilltnoat, I'i. C
Vancouver, B. 0.
lleHilquftrters   lor   mini tig    men.
NOTin? is HEREBY (IIVEN Ihnt npptl.jiltoii
will  bu  niii.h'  10 llif  l.i»;;sluliv.i  Axsembl)101    ,,    .,      .„ •,,.
th. l'niviiii-0 of Brlitoh Cnlumhla hi lis iioxi    PailV   lOUriSX L II I'S
sossioh forhd  Ai't io ini'oruorHte h pompnny
with iniwi'r liii'iinsli'iirl uiul »i,.oi-4. If n i"iiliv..'v | 'i'.,  S'P    PAlJf,
Irom the glty of Victoria ihain. ncirth-wC'd.e 1   l -1     ,x-      **■***-
to n |.,.iiu ai ur nciii- RpynioiiT Narrows, V
couver Istund,  lliem. hy brtdgoor othi-rw        T„--J„,,_ -_,A y.. tn-l.n.o
to tha Mniiiiiiii.i of tn 11i-ti mitiMiiiu isi.'hi .■  i uosiiius aiul Baturaays
north  I'ust.'ilv  Hltei'im'tlveTjr  by wny of   t'c ...     ,lllUir,
Jekitt. U-i-lie or Vollow llenil'.enssiii'  vli'lnliy 1 ()   lUKv.
Established ISSli. Incorporated 189o
Tmporters and Jobber's of HARDWARE,
Iron, StP.el, filii.-, Paints. Oils Metiils, Qtoverf, Tin\vure, Gum, eto.
We make a Fpeciahy or b up plica fur
Mills, Mines, Blacksmiths, l.nilrouils, Contrnctors, Lumbormen, eto.
Agcnla for;—     Oii.nl, Powiler Co.
Fair banks Scales
Bennett'a Englifeb Fu.o
Heglstered Tnulomnrk "SHNSKT."
Majestic Steel llanos
Can tori Mining Sleel
Spoouer'b Ooppurine
Our punranteefl sorurUv plan U a popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will piy you lo pee onr rates ami dit'f.rent plans before taking out a policy.
WM. HOLl-KN, tturpector, VantsottVe'r, thos. Mcadam, Provincial Man«g«r.
( Furl GuorcfQ <>r l'inc  Utv.or or i-cmu   lllv
I'tiss-.'s ton uoT-Vt ai ur liUiif ill. 0   hli;i li i mill 111
ul ihe l'ruviiu-c tiiui from  any   noini on  sueh   Tl .nVQfla'.'D ft\
line to tin? nun hum bminditrlwof illy I'mvlnw    l-llllNuhh  lu
or to any uoaslaj  poim ttivruuf ov f6 nny inTi.*
ing regions ur BeUleiucuu- in I'aH'bho, !.Ulnoei
Westminster, ur raMbir I)ijtlH*?l*i nr.-l  bi on I) ;
lines u!' Huv length {.herefrom mul wilh   l-OWi-r <.
to construct, acqiilrn and  npnriitf   tuMifniiil.
and t6Tu.il. oil ti litie.-i/niiluui/ tt;,» elnirjtV) lolly,
thereon for lhe triiminitiMloti uf messages foi
the  public) ship*, vc.-e'.s,   vvbarvu-,  wuvkn.
watdrpow ra lo dupplV ele trie pownr ifffhl antl i
heat and to expruprfatc waten* nnd l«tu.sfot :
nil such nni'i-u.'-es mul for t*tl(tl. c».li_t l.jjrlU8. l
potters anil priv leges fis iov n^iuil, (ucidtMitul, i
necessary or tniiiUui-c to the attainment ol I
the above objects.
y- a Tif.roN ; _-, j. coyle,
>tV buh'alf of applicant*'. a. q, a. p.,
Dated December 3r_. 1000. Vaucouver, 15. C.
Ncitico is hefehy given ihnt Ihe pirtTid-mip
heretofore existini; lietwcen |ohn Collflin a'ii.1
David7Cou_lilnii, as hutel .eVpers' Ilt Shckci
cicck, hns heen (Itssoivett. John I 'olhim will |«vy
all debls iigiUnst snid linn, tu whutn ail accounts nre to he paid.
John Coi.l.UM
llAVIll C.'OUlllll.AN.
Sucker Creek, B.C.
Dec. loth 1900.
Trains imsa I.ytlon as follous:
int noiiml, 2.03 West Bound 0.2f
I'aniphk'ts lurriisheil 1'iee.
Lytton, U.t:
A full stock of all   inds of
is now for sale by
Store and Repair Shop in Uren Block.
Call antl examine  stock.      No trouhle to
show gootls.
Every weight, measure and scale offered ,for inspection in British Columbia
and Prince Edward Island for tlie year
ending June 30th, 1900, waB found to he
correct. This speaks volumes for the
honesty of the men in hustneis in these
two widely separated provinces of this
great nation,
Philip D. Armour, the mnlto^million-
aire, and head or the ureat meat packing;
establishment that hears hie name, died
o^ heart failure at Chicago last week,
sged 68.	
Andrew Carnegie, the millionaire iron
and railroad magnate, of Pennsylvania,
f as donated £200,000 for a public library
Lillooet, B. C.
Manufacturer of nil kind ol
None lint tlio b04t mtvtoriul used. Minor, or
proBpQGtonl iiuntltng In orders will receive
prompt attention and Hatifdttc.ion guaranteed
Lillooet, B. C.
Havo in stock all kinds of
Di'ku Lumber, Finishing
I.i niber antl MouldiifcjS.
All orders will receive
prohipt attention. Write for
prices or apply at the yard.
NO. 4 K.-W.-O. BtOCE, NELSON, B. 0.
Onlrl, S!l\'"r-L(>ad nnd Copper .Mines wanted at the EXCHANGE.
FBB-i MILLING GOLD properties wanted at once for Eastein In-
Parlies haVirtg mining property for sale arc requested to send Eamplo
of th. ir ore to ihe LXCHANGE for exhibition.
\\> dei-ire to hear from prospectors who have promising mineral claims
In British Colii'niliiS,
Prospectors and mini' p men are rcqneHied lo make tlio EXCHANGE
their hPHdq.iia.rtera when in Nelson.
All sample* shou d l.e sent hv express PREPAID.
OoTrespondouce 6oluiied.   Addn si all couimunic.tl'ins to
Telephone No. 101.   V. O. Cox 700. NELSON, B. 0.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
)nr tSpeutntilesi
_c_viVi:r,ooi?a, __ a.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
ob   Mainland
And be sure that oaoh 1 gar ia briinUcd, otherwise they nre not K-iiiiin_.
They aro not only mmle of the   hofe.st To-
bacCO   hut  an1,  oi   hom.    in unu fa<-t lire,   and
shonld ha imtroni/.ud hy h11 gao-1 clt.sdt.fl>
123Water8treet, VANCOUVBE,B.0
Read Tho Prospector
$2,00 a jwiti
For Sale.
1 Work Horse,
1 3-inch Bain wagon
1 set bobsleighs
1 Steel beam plow
Double work harness,
30 cords dry wood,
1 Bed room suite,
1 Bed lounge,
1 8-day clock,
One-third  iuterest in
the Banishec and tVn-
tennial mineral claims
situate near Mciii'li-
vray creek.
Apply to
-     Lillooet-.13, t.
Royal Hole,,
Sucker Creek, B.C.
Central point for Bi'idgo
Kiver Miners and Prospectors. Good accommodation. -    -
St iblo iii connect!!
Excelsior House
Dining Room.
WOODS & WEEK8,   -   -   Proprietors.
First Class SVleals Served.
Open day and night. Short
Orders a Specialty.
J. M. Mackinnon
Mining Properties
Properties Bonded
Vancouver B.C'
NOW   BOlTS^-c*^'
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
l have jus! revived direct from Scfttlrtnd the best selection of Tweed*, Worsted!, EtopfM
Pauling- lu tlie Interior,   Sutlsfaction guaranteed,
T110MAS MeCOSH, Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, n. 0.
T___z__i] lie:
Comer of ilas'.ings and Granville SLiocIb.        VANCOUVER   B. 45
Lillooet. B. C.
Hard wan;
'J in wan ■
Miner.s Supplies
Farm Implements
Harness & Saddlery
Furniture, etc.,
XV e tiers |>rorr]if!y titt.-n'io.l tc»
G eneral Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Varnishes,
Stove«, Enaineled Iron
and Tinware.
Minors Steel. Pick's, .novels, ele,., Wire Cable
ami Hussel Wire KcnrinK.
___..  TJ-j-PFO-E^-D,
VAN'COIIVKH,   ....   11. C.
Pfnl< r In WftloliP°i Oiiiiiioiid«, Jewelry unit Optical |i(i-il«. Our ri| nir de-
nartmeiit ia miixccllid for Bno work.
Lesve vmir ottlere with llio ponlrnaater
«l.o vi'i'l llttVB itdtiemkd lo un «tll im if
you ciiim' persormll1'.
Cariboo and Lillooet
Stage Travel
Clinton  and  wny  ;>oiiil»,  Jluuiliiy,
Wtilne day ami Friday.
All points in Cariboo, Monday's.
I.ill'ioet dirpi", Mon.lav and l1' i lay,
Foi ka ol Q lea 1)11 I',  and way puints,
A niaiial conch, Oiirryiiis pinacncerf
• nd espies-', will leave Aancr..ft for tiii
or)0-Mile Hum. on Frid.iyV, rclnriiiiiij
Thro'j'ich nnJ Wturn Tickets Bl Kedaced llutes
Special Conveyance* .urtti-li<:U.
teV tfulellver iohI iiolliie-t In mil sii Gutuinbis
for "\\ e tablisliert manufacturing WJidi-'.'ilc
iiimh', J90U a year, mire pay. Uunea'y morfl
Until experience requirutl. (lur reference, anj
^..oik in nny iiy. tSnclose selt-ad : ri mm I
itahiped ftttielO|.e. Weniifncturer*. Third
Horn (in Was :.orn 9-., £_!«.•;&,
Time Table Ko. .1.—Taking Effect Not. ih«,
11) Jo.
Victoria to Vancouver—-ally at 1 p. m. v*a.
coitver to Victoria -Daily at J.Uirun., orou*r-
rival of the C.I'.U. No I train.
Leave* Vletoriii for New Westminster, I.ad>»r,
l.iiln Island, Plumper's Pnss-Tuesdsy >■•!
Friday at 7 s.in. Leavo Now We'stmlnstsrr (er
Victoria nml Wny Forts — Wednesday sua
Saturday Ift 7 ii.iu
Sto'am8hipsof ihis company ivill leiirt f»r
Fori   Siiiii^uii nn.i  intermediate  points, via
Vieiorhi, 1st und IStil each month at 11 p.in.
Steamships of this oomnany will leave every
Weduesday fur Wrangel end Skagway at 8 p.i.,
Stoamer leaves victoria   lor  Alberni .and,
Sound  purls,  on  the Huh  nnd MHIl ol ' *
month,  Gxtondihg  loiter   trips  to  QUfttilnt
alld I'll] e Seoll.
The i-iiiiipuny reservi-s Hie rlffllt of chsilKllI
ihis time table al any time wiilioui noti(lcati*M
0. A  UAltl.iiTUN,
Uenurn] Freight A.etii.
i . s. BAXTER,
Qenorui Passonger Agent.
.♦   et," .1,^ .l/\t,'' - " .t. \t/\t/\t/\t/\S/
* Insurance.
If yon want
To insure vonr lif*.,
To iiV'iiire your property,
To insure .i:;aiint accident.
Call on
Rio. A. Fraser'
I.iiiooet, 11.0.


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items