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 ������������������������������������������������������'��������� ���������"���������'������������������T'-'-'',;-.'-" '������������������������������������r^<''--^''---^^^-:^3%'^:^:^S^^M  .%.  ,$  ���������'���������St  Oazette  vH:'"'  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Vol. I.  :$&M  HEDLEY, B. 0., THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 1905.  $2.00, in Advance.  Church Services.  In the Methodint Church, on Sunday Evening1  of each week, at 7:30 p. m.  1 Strangers Cordially Invited.  Subject for the 29th:' "The Model Christian."  REV. C. K. DOCKSTEADER.  t>  H. A. Whillans, M. D.  1   Physician and Surgeon  Hedley, JB. 0.  fcflflRLES AErSHAW,  ,,   Civil Engineer,  -Dominion   and   Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Orders may be left at Gazette office.  flEDLEy,  DEWDNEY & SPRINGETT  Metropolitan Block, VICTORIA  Real Bstate,  Mining &  Financial Brokers  Special Attention given to Similkameen Valley  aad Keremeos Properties.  Owners of ALLISON Townsite Properties.  BANQUET TO  MESSRS^SHATFORD  Lower Okanagan Does Honor  to Deserving Guests.  A MOST SUCCESSFUL EVENT  To  Mark the Dawn of a New Era���������  When Cactus-covered Ranges will  give Place to Cultivated Fields.  R. H. KOGERS,  M.A.V, B.C.L.  SOLICITOR, CONVEYANCER,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. G.  A. MEGRAW  Notary Public  Conveyancer, Real Estate, Mines, Insurance,; Crown Grants applied  for under Land Act and  Mineral.     Act.  Agent for:  The Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada,  London & Lancashire Pire Insurance Co.,  The Ocean Accident & Guarantee Co.  Hedley,  B.C.  H. fl. WRIGHT  Boot and Shoe Maker  B-fEDJU'EY', B. C.  REPAIRING  NEATLY  DONE.  Stage and Mail  Orders Promptly  Attended To.  Nickel Plate  Barber Shop  FIRST CLASS IN EVERY  RESPECT, ft HOT AND  COLD BATHS. :: POR-  CELAIN TUBS.  fliex. f. McDonald  ���������HEDLEY, B.C.  FORTY-FIFTH YEAR.  Be PACKS : WEEKLY : ULUSTBATED.  indispensableYo mining men  . $3 PER YEAR POSTPAID.  .      SlMUJ SOn SAMPLE COPY.  Minings Scientific Press  830 MARKET ST., SAN FBAN0ISCO. OAL.  The banquet on Tuesday night at  the Golden Gate hotel in Fairview, in  B. G. | honor of the' Messrs. Shatford, was in  all respects a most successful affair.  In spite of the rainy weather and sloppy roads, there was a good representation from outside points. Preparations  had been made for fifty guests, and  forty-nine sat down.  The committee on arrangements are  to^be congratulated on the efficient  manner in which they did their work,  for the whole affair went off without  a hitch.  The Golden Gate hotel' outdid itself  in the excellent spread which comprised the whole gastronomic gamut  of good things, and left nothing to be  desired.  The chair was filled by A. Megraw,  who opened the toast list with the  time-honored toast of the King, the  guests singing the national anthem  with Mr. Atkins presiding at the piano.  The "Army and Navy", was proposed  by Mr. Main and responded to by Mr.  Venner, when a song followed by Mr.  Wade.  The  chairman   px*oposed the toast  "Our Guests," which was received by  the company in a manner so hearty  that no doubt was left as to the intense  appreciation on the part of the people  of the lower Okanagan and Similkameen, of the great service done to the  district   by  the Messrs. Shatford in  their  successful  flotation  of a very  strong company which is to take over  and subdivide the Ellis estate.   The  chairman, in proposing the toast, pointed out that this achievement, in so  short a time, on the part of the guests  seemed all the more remarkable' when  t was remembered that men who had  claimed for themselves great repute as  financiers had fallen down on it after  spending something over two years to  flocit the scheme unopposed, while the  Messrs. Shatford had been met at every  turn with opposition, both covert and  open, from influential sources, but won  out in spite of it all.   In doing them  honor, the people of the district -were  honoring themselves. Mr. L. W, Shatford replied first, expressing his gratification at the reception tendered them  and giving an interesting talk on what  had been done in connection with the  project which they had in  hand,  and  outlining future plans for the opening  up of the district.   Ho expressed in no  uncertain sound his absolute confidence  in the district and its enormous capabilities.   Mr. W. T. Shatford followed,  expressing his heartfelt thanks for the  honor done him,  and supplementing  the remarks of his brother by further  details of improvements to be eileetcd  as well as drawing a picture of the  change that would bo wrought when  all had been consummated.   He deprecated any spirit of sectionalism, and  said that if tho sale of subdivided lands  in the Ellis estate depended upon  decrying   those   in other parts of the  valley, none would be sold;   but he  was pleased to state that the sales that  were being made on applications from  ���������Outsiders had already exceeded their  expectations and ultimate success was  assured. An appropriate song "Money"  with some clever local hits was given  by Mr. Venner.  The "Agricultural and Commercial  Interests" was proposed by W. A.  Lang, of Peachland, in an excellent  speech that was meaty and entertaining. Messrs. R. H. Parkinson, J. K.  Robinson, H. Ingles, C. J. Rippin and  J. P. McCuddy responded, bringing  out some very good points. Mi*. J. R.  Brown varied the programme with  a song.  The chairman proposed the "Provincial Government," to which L. W.  Shatford, M. P. P., and W, A. Lang  Mr. W. T. Shatford proposed the  health of Mr. Thos Ellis, and in doing  ss expressed the belief that the public  did not know him well enough to fully  appreciate him. He hoped that Mr.  Ellis would remain in the district and  bis counsel would always be welcomed  by the management.. The toast was  heartly drunk, the company singing  "he's a jolly good fellow;." Mr. Wade  also spoke very nicely on this toast,  adding his' testimony to Mr. Ellis'  worth. Mr. Atkins gave a piano selection.  The chairman proposed the Cattle  Raising Industry, coupled with the  name of * Val. Haynes who humorously twitted the audience with their felicitations upon doing away "with cattle raising and doing him' out of his  job of cow-punching. Mr.' Main gave  a recitation.  Mr.- Venner proposed the Ladies and  P. H. French and Dr. White responded.  ; The chairman proposd the Host and  Hostess and Mr. Jones responded with  a song. ''  The banquet broke up shortly after  midnight with ��������� singing "Auld Lang  Sine,"and all agreed that a most enjoyable evening had been spent with not  a hitch nor a jarring word to mar the  harmony.  IN CAMP FAIRVIEW  The   Early   Promise  Booms of '92 and  Not   Realized.  of the  '97  A CHEQUERED MINING CAREER  But a New Era of Prosperity Dawning  as the  Result of the Opening   Up  ... of the Ellis Estate.  GENERAL.  Hotel  Licences in   Southeast Yale and  Nicola Licensing District  In the licensing district of southeast  Yale, the following have the privilege  of dealing out the ardent for the first  half of 1905: J. S. McLean, Iona, Rock  Creek Crossing, 6 mos.; John McKen-  zie, Westbridge hotel, 6 mos.; Charles  Richter, Osoyoos hotel, 6 mos.; M.  Sullivan, Fairview hotel, 0mos.; Evan  Morris, Miners' home, Fairview, 6  mos.; H. Jones, Golden Gate, Fairview,  6 mos.; Geo. Kirby, Keremeos hotel, 6  mos.; H. Pittendrigh, Rock Creek  hotel, 6 mos.; Jas. Reith, Central Hotel, Keremeos, 6 mos.; T. McAuley,  Hotel Hamill, Beaverdell, 6 mos.; D.  A. Cameron, Camp McKinney hotel,  12 mos. The commissioners present  were R. H. Parkinson and A. Megraw.  R. B. Venner, chief licence inspector.  In the Nicola district the licenses  were granted by commissioners E.  Barr Hall and C. E. Thomas. Hugh  Hunter, chief licence inspector. The  licencees aits: H. S. Cleasby, Coutlee  hotel, Coutlee; Chas. de Barro, Otter  Flat hotel, Tulameen City; Mrs. Alice  James, Granite Creek hotel; James  Wallace, Princeton hotel; John H.  Jackson, Hotel Jackson, Princeton;  Golds borough & Worgan, Similkameen  hotel, Allison; Herring & Winkler,  Grand Union hotel, Hedley; D. G.  Hackney, Hotel Hedley; A. McDer-  mott; Hotel Similkameen, Hedley; W,  A. McLean, Commercial hotel, Hedley,  Thos. Bradshaw, Bradshaw's hotel,  Fifteen Mile Creek.  Mr. McLean is applying for a transfer of his licence, for the Commercial  hotel, to Henderson & Fraser.  Green Mountain News.  The teamsters are reaping their harvest this winter as the roads are kept  worn with travel, and''the "Green  Mountain House" is full nearly every  night.  Miss Winnifred Clark lias gone to  Vernon to visit old friends for a short  time.  Two degrees below zero is the coldest weather registered at Green Mountain.  The Gazette is a bird of a paper.  Shooting Accident at Keremeos.  responded.  On Thursday, the 19th inst., Alf.  Allison accidently shot himself in the  side with a 22 calibre pistol at the  Coulthard ranch, Keremeos. He had  put out some coyote traps, and on going to examine them found a coyote  in one, which he intended to shoot  with the revolver. In loading the pistol, he held the barrel in one hand and  the stock in the other, and in snapping  it shut the thing went off, the bullet  entering his left side and passing out  again after striking one of the lower  ribs. Dr. Whillans was summoned  from Hedley to dress the wound. The  patient at last reports was doing well. ,  In the past the wonderful surface  showings of Canro Fairview have made  it the 'Mecca'of prospectors, company-  promotors and all hangers-on of the  average mining camp. Every acre . of-  ground for several miles around the  town has, at one time or other, been  staked as a mineral claim, and strange  to say most of them satisfied the  mineral act by having mineral in place;  but I regret to state that most of it is  still in place, for with the exception of  three or four claims, there" has been  no extensive mining done in the camp.  The first'locations were made about  16 years ago by Messrs. Reed and  Bromley, and since then the fortunes  of Fairview have been rising and falling continually; now on-the verge of  a boom and again so low that even  old timers have felt inclined to desert  the place.  In the eai%ly days the central settlement (it could hardly be called a village) was located about 2 miles up Red  creek gulch just a little below the  Stemwinder mine; anil it was at this  point that Moffat opened the first  saloon in the Osoyoos valley and gave  it the name of Fairview Hotel.e* Later  on Geo. Shehan took over this hotel  business, and being also somewhat of  a prospector, became interested in several claims round about. Amongst  others, he held an interest in the Stein-  winder mineral claim, which was sold  to the Winchester Mining Company  and later on merged into the Fairview  corporation.  The first mining operations of any  extent were carried on by the Strath-,  eyre Mining Co., under the superintendence of Mr- Reynolds. This company did a large amount of work on  the Rattler, Brown Bear and other  mineral claims which they owned.  They also buiit commodious offices,  boarding houses and a 10-stamp mill  on Reed creek about three quarters of  a mile from Fairview townsite. The  mill was only allowed to run for a  short time as the cost of operating the  mines in those days seems to/have been  very much greater than it is to-day  and certainly was not sufficiently  low to make the work profitable. The  Stratheyre Company still owns its original property in Fairview, and lias  not since attempted either to sell or to  operate it, although I believe offers  have been made to purchase the entire  holdings.  After the Stratheyre Company shut  clown, Messrs. Mangotfcand McEachren  mined and put through the Stratheyre  mill a considerable quantity of ore  from the Morning Star mine, realizing  bullion valued at over $30,000, being  about $11 per ton of ore milled.  At this time there were three general  stores in the camp, owned by W. T.  Thompson, Thos. Elliott and W. T.  Shatford & Co., all three being away  up the gulch above the present town-  site. Eliott first moved down to the  mouth of the gulch and thus has the  credit of starting the town of Fairview.  In 1S96, Messrs. Dier, Davidson and  Russell bought the Tinhorn mineral  claim, and successfully floated a company to operate it. They employed a  large staff and laid out a townsite,  buying Geo. Sproule's pre-emption for  the purpose. They got such good reports from their assa3'ers and manager  that they installed a very fine milling  and concentrating plant, and acquired  a great many more mineral claims; to  operate which they formed other companies. In the meantime the Tinhorn  stock had been steadily rising till the  the 25 cent shares were actually selling  for $1.50.  The town began to build tip rapidly,  and all kinds of businesses were started. Messrs. Dier and Davidson built a  $12,000 hotel (afterwards called "The  Big Tepee").    There was promise of  The stock-holders of the Morrison  mine in Deadwoodi Camp are pleased  to know that it will not be necessary  for the Morrison company to enter  suit against the Montreal & Boston to  compel the,completion of the sale of  the mine on the terms agreed upon in  April last. The Montreal & Boston Co.  claimed misrepresentation of the Morrison property and repudiated the d������.-al  while the Morrison people claimed absolute sale: The Montreal & Boston  stock, which was to have been paid  over in August last to the Morrison  stock-holders, has at last been issued  but is to remain in pool until next June.  James I. Cronin of the famous St.  Eugene mine in East Kootenay has  accepted the general managership of  the War'Eagle ,-*nd Centre Star properties in Rossland.  Munroe & Munroe, the New York  brokers who successfully floated the  Montreal & Boston deal in the Bound-'  ary, and went into bankruptcy shortly  afterwards, have tided over their  trouble and are resuming business.  FAIRVIEW ITEMS.  We rejftjet to record the passing away,  of Charles H. Cutler, one of the old  timers of this localifcy.He died on Sunday the 22ndinst., riot so much, '.of old  age as of a worn out vitality. His end  was easy. Mr. Cutler has been ranching here for about thirty years, and  quite recently sold his cattle to Mr.  Ellis. The Crown granted his pre-emption last year,and with a spirit of adventure worthy of.a younger man,he  promptly located a new pre-emption.  The Rev.  Mi*.   Fowlie held service  here on Sunday in the Presbyterian  church. We enjoyed the service and  trust he will be with'us more frequent- .  ly in the future. ���������   ���������  The telephone wire is now strung  out from Pentictori; to" Faii-view and  well on towards the summit of the  pass. We hope to be able to "Hello"-  with you Hedley people in a week or  two. -  ��������� Mx*. L-.  W. Shatford arrived home  on Saturday last, looking well and (as  one would expect) very cheerful.  t Mr. Lambly is expected home from,  his vacation about February ith.  Continued next week.  KEREMEOS NOTES.  W.H. Armstrong of Vancouver, who  with C. F. Law, lias the option on the  Coulthard  ranch   at  Keremeos,   has  been spending a few days sizing up thc  ranch and the valley in general. While  here he was in consultation with F. W.  Groves, C. E., who will  look into the  matter of ascertaining what will be the  best method of getting water on to the  ground.   Mi*.  Armstrong was accompanied by his brother, .X.J. Armstrong,  and J.  D.  Hunt,   both  of Cavberry,  Man., who have been out to tho coast  on a visit and are now on their way  home.   They are highly pleased with,  what they have scon of (Jie fruit and  other  products of tho Similkameen,  and they give the usual report about  the people in Manitoba who have made  a stake there anel are now loe>king to  this country for a  homo where they  can get a change of climate and diet.  Mr. Armstrong has large interests all  through the Similkameen,  including  coal lands in the Nicola, a group of  very  promising   high grade mineral  claims on Bear creek and farming lands  above Princeton, in addition to his interests  around   Keremeos.    He  feels  confident that the i*ail ways will commence construction work in the early  spring.   People around Keremeos are  looking for good time's in the coming  summer and think that the success of  the Messrs. Shatford will benefit them.  Mr. Ed. Williams, preparing either  for a cold snap or a hasty move, has  wrapped his house in a roll of tar-  paper.  Mr. A. Allison is rapidly recovering  from his accident, and was seen out  driving to-day. No doubt this popular  young sportsman has received a lesson  in the use of firearms he will never  forget.  Since the rainy season set in skates  can be bought in Keremeos at a dis-*  count. NEEDS OF SOUTH AFRICA  WHAT THE NEW  COUNTRY REQUIRES MOST.  Boors    Gave   Kindly Welcome  Their  Conqueror,' Lord  "Roberts.  to  BATTLES OF LONG AGO  TERRIBLE SLAUGHTER IN THE  WORLD'S WARS.  ' Thc long tour in ' South Africa  .������������������from which Lord Roberts has just  returned, though it was made in a  strictly private capacity, may bo ol  great educational value if the impressions which he there received arc  allowed to have* duo weiirht in our  dealings with that part of thc empire, says the London -Standard:  Tt. was in accordance with tho best  traditions  of our race that the successful     general    should r  have  been  everywhere received  with, frank    and  sincere cordiality,  even  by'-. men who  had been sent to  imprisonment.-' and.  exile as  the result,  of  his    victories.  Once in the Free State he was driven  over a .'Ions: distance bv the very umari..  who,     owing to     his -knowledge     of  ���������English,    translated     .Lord   Roberts'  messages  to  General   Cronje  in '   the  laager   at   Paardeberg.     This    Boer,  a Free Stater,  and    one of  Cronje's  stalwarts, who was imprisoned after  the  surrender,, may  be  taken   as  typically representing  the   feelings     of  thc present-day Dutch' farmer.  WELCOME TO ROBERTS.  Long before the war was over he  had recognized thc hopelessness of  the struggle, and now he is perfectly willing to live on good terms  with the British, though he quite  naturally put in a plea for representative government. He showed no  animus nor was there a trace of  any such feeling in the attitude of  any of the lighting 'Boers, who welcomed Lord and Lady Roberts on  their stops.  But Lord Roberts would be the  iast person to overrate thc political  Significance of such a welcome. It  is true that the power of the Bond  is for thc present largely extinguished; it is true that in Cape Colony,  the pivotal section of the country,  the Progressive Party has gained the  upper hand. But there are 'still  Dutch organs of the press in Gape  Town, Blpemfontein and Petrpria,  ready to stir up strife; the predi-  kants are as fond as ever of preaching sedition; and well-known Boer  leaders in the Transvaal and Orange  River Colony are not so anxious as  they might be to assist the -Government.  RAILWAYS FOR FARMERS.  .The great hope, therefore, 'for the  future lies in securing for the Boer  farmer, who really wants peace, such  an opening for his agricultural industry and- such a consequent measure of prosperity that he will no-fc  he tempted through idleness or distress to listen to the voice of the  prcdikant- or the political agitator.  The one practical method of obtaining this object is the rapid extension  of railways.  The Dutch farmers arc only too  willing to extend their industry, but  are sadly hampered in the matter of  railway facilities. If the war has  brought about no other good, it has  taken many Boors abroad, and  shown them how other countries arc  thriving. One prominent Boer has  brought back the latest invention in  machinery from America. He succeeded in getting a lower rate on the  Natal Railway for his implements,  but even then the cost of carriage  from Natal to Ermelo was greater  than the whole freight in America  to the coast and from New York  to Natal. Other farmers near the  wayside stations cannot get their  produce carried by the railway,  which caters only for the through  traffic. Cattle disease is also fatal  to agricultural development in a  country where there are few railways. At thc present imoment neither cattle nor mules are allowed to  come into Pretoria from the Western Transvaal, and the Rustcnburg  farmers have to use donkeys as their  sole means   of  transport.  ANOTHER  REASON.  It is not too much to say that tho  whole future of the country depends  upon thc rapid extension of railways  and the improvement of tho existing  service.     If   our   Government    would  expend a few    millions   in   construction,   the capital  sunk  would  return  a rich harvest in peace and contentment.    The great peace-making value  of railways  is well  known-in  India,  and more especially in Burma, where  the extension of the line  to M-anda-  lay did more than anything else    to  get rid of dacoits.     From the    moment tho   work   was   taken in hand  .the unrest in tho country  began  to  vanish.    Tho importance of railways  is far greater in South Africa, since  .we have so much more at stake. For  there is not only the Boer question  ever   present    with us;   there  is     a  danger    well    recognized    in  South  'Africa     of     a rising    of  the  blacks  against the scattered  and  comparatively small white population.    This  danger would be largely obviated by  a rapid improvement of tho means of  communication.    Lord    Roberts will  have rendered  another  great  service  ,to his country if the strong impressions  which ho    brings  back     from  South    Africa  aro  allowed  to  have  due weight  with the public in   this  country.  How    the   Russo-Japanese  Compares With. Former  Conflicts.  War  u  Sixty thousand men, wc aro told,  have fallen victims to thc war-fiend  during an engagement lasting over a  week. .���������"'���������'   : ,  How do these figures compare, it  may be, asked, with the slaughter in'  the great campaigns of the past century." A glance at the figures of  the big battles of the past will show  that so.far the carbago in the Russo-  J apanese war has many times' been  equaled or exceeded in battles in  which not many more than half the  present forces were engaged. Take,  for instance, the wars of the French  Revolution and Napoleon, which  surged buck and forward over Europe from 1791 to 1815. Allison,  tho historican, estimates that the  French lost, two .millions ^in killed  alone in these campaigns. In nine of  the battles in which Napoleon himself took part the losses were as follows : ���������'''���������'���������  NAPOLEON'S OWN BATTLES;  t. Men Killed and  Battle, Engagbfi. Wounded.  Austerlitz,     1805...14-8,000      25,000  Jena,   1806  .'.   ...... 98,000      17,000  Hylau,  1807   .133,000      42,000  Friedland, 1S07 ...142,000 34,000  Eckanuhl, 1809 ...145,000 15,000  Wagram, 1809 .....370.000 44,000  Borodincr 1812   ...263,000       75,000  Leipsie,   1813    ..440,000       92,000  Waterloo, 1815 ...'.170,000 42,000  It will be seen, that the casualties  frequently numbered; a. quarter . or  even a third of the opposing forces!  If there be about six hundred thousand men fighting in Manchuria today, this Napoleonic proportion of  dead and wounded would give a stupendous total. Yet the fighting went  on year after year for the better part  of a generation," and the suffering,  disease and ��������� death caused to the  peaceful;'-populations of- the ravageel  countries must have been incalculable..'-: .:-.-:....----- ::../,...-.-_-,-.-. -'.. -...^.^..:-  In .the Peninsula War, which was  merely a little by-play compared  with the great European campaign,  England left fifty thousand dead and  the French a quarter of a million behind them in Spain. At Salamanca  we lost 15 per cent, of our troops,  and at Albuera 65 per cent. In the  Crimea the total losses of Russia,  and thc Allies were put at 480,000,  arid. Britain lost 22 per cent, of her  men; but there were no great decisive  battles with enormous slaughter.  TWO THOUSAND BATTLES. *  Never in modern history has there  been such rapid waste of human life  as in thc American Civil War, with  its two thousand battles and skirmishes. From 1861 to i865 it  raged over the whole of the Mississ-  sippi "Valley and throughout Georgia  and    Alabama,    taking in an    area  IN MERRY OLD ENGLAND  NEWS BY MAIL ABOUT JOHN  BULL AND HIS PEOPLE.  Occurrences      in   tho   Land    That  Reigns Supreme in. the Commercial World.  Mr. Balfour believes that a special  session of parliament to deal with  the problem of the unemployed would  do more harm than good.  Lord Avebury, presiding at the  inaugural dinner of the Institute of  Directors, said the access to mouey  seemed to blunt a man's sense of  hono:.  A Spalding chemist stated at an  inquest that ho had sold more laud-  anuim and opium during four yours  in Spalding than in twenty years in  other piacc������.  Ecightecn fires occurred in London  within forty-three hours in the beginning of last week. Five lives  were-lost, and many persons "were  badly injured.  Envillu Hall,   the famous residence*  'of' Gatherum  Countess  of  Stamford,  has been destroyed by fire.   The hall  contained 'many   priceless  relics     of  Lady  Jane Grey.  The annual report to the Homo  Office on drunkenness shows that the  greatly increased totals of admission to special reformatories were  largely due to girls and women.  Excluding naval vessels, 13,716  ships of all descriptions, with a tonnage of 4,929,30-1, belonging to tho  United Kingdom, were totally lost  in thc twenty-live vears ended- June  1903.  Speaking at Exeter, Mr. Rider  Haggard said he had seen people  herded together in England under  conditions to which Katfirs or wild  African tribes would not submit.  The Kent Education Committee  has adopted a new-scale ol salaries  for; the teachers in tho county, which  will entail an increased expenditure  of twelve thousand pounds a year.  Trinity Presbyterian Church, Newcastle, erected only eight years ago  at a cost of .C17.000, has" been  gutted by fire caused by the fusing  of an electric wire, which set firo to  the roof.-  Mr. Hugh Hobson, who has just  diecr at Bourne, Lincolnshire, was  registrar of marriages for tho district for upwards of sixty years, and  in that capacity he attended over  1,500 weddings.  A terrible affray with firearms occurred near Scarborough, between  three poachers and four gamekeepers.  One gamekeeper was killed and two  were seriously injured. Tho poachers,  riddled with shot, were subsequently  arrested.  A. E. JetTs, .a pauper, was found  clad in his nightshirt, in the streets  of Coventry. He was a somnambulist, and in order to got out of the  workhouse ho had to climb  over     a  SEVEN TIiVUS A WIDOWER  JOHN* MACFARLANE HAS TAKEN AN EIGHTH WIFE.  Thsre Are   Seven     Oddly   Painted  Memorial Rooms in His  House.  In the "Petrified Forest" of |A.ri-  Bosia there is a natural bridge across  a narrow canyon, consisting of a  petrified trunk of a tree, 111 feet in  ieangth.  larger    than     Europe,   and  in those spiked gate and slide down a roof  four years six hundred thousand men  were killed.   In a frontal attack   by  General    Grant     at  Coldharbor     in  1864 ten thousand men fell in    less  than ten minutes.  Here are some typical specimens of  thc two thousand battles of this war  fought for the liberty of the negro  slave :  Men     Killed and  Battle. Engaged.      Wounded.  Sharnsburg, 1862.128,000 21,910  Fredericksburg 1862.190,000 1.6,971  Chickamauga, 1863.128,000 35,100  Gettysburg, 1863 ...163,000 37,000  Wilderness,     1864... 179,000   26,000  Here again it will be seen that the  losses in a single battle often came  nearer to 20 and 05 per cent, than  10 per cent, of those engaged.  The campaign of Sadowa, in which  tended for the supremacy of the German Confederation, lasted only seven  weeks, but the casualties numbered  57,000, or over 8,000 a week. The  chief battle was that of Koniggratz,  when the forces engaged were 417,-  000 and the killed and wounded 26,-  000.  SEVEN MONTHS OF WAR.  In thc seven months of the Franco-German War. 1870-71, the killed  and disabled numbered 371,751. A  million Germans and 710,000  Frenchmen took    the field.  Coming to the Russo-Turkish war  of 1877-8, with its total loss of  nearly 200,000, the only notable  battle was before Plevna, when in  the course of a protracted siege there  fell in a single day 18,000 out of  80,000 Russians engaged.  In the case of unarmed races confronted by modern arms, there have  been some instances of tremendous  slaughter as when Lord Kitchener's  forces shot down ten thousand Dervishes at Omdurman. But probably Omdurman was the last of those  easy victories over the barbarian.  Tho Italian experience in Abyssinia,  our Tirah adventurers the French  view of Senussi, and the German encounter with tho Hereros all tend  to show that savages will not again  meet the European iu open battle  without 'first having secured his weapons. And then there will be some-"  thing very different from tho processional marches of the post.  Teacher (to pupil)���������"How old are  you?" Pupil���������"Six." Teacher ���������  "When were you'six?" Pupil���������"On  my birthday."  -    "+   She���������"They say there are microbes  in kisses." He���������"Nonsense. What  dangerous disease do they develop  into?"    She���������"Marriage; sometimes."  Senora do Leon, a gentlewoman in  reduced circumstances in London,  who was forced to part with a painted portrait of her grandfather, made  the discovery that the picture was a  genuine Goya.   It fetched ������2,4.00.  Tho Admiralty have released -from  Portsmouth Prison Private Brooke,  Royal Marine Light Infantry, who  was sentenced by a naval court-  martial to nine months' hard labor  for throwing a piece of bread at a  lance corporal.  A Birmingham tin worker attempted to commit suicide by drinking hydrochloric acid. A policeman  who was called in concocted an emetic by scraping some whiting from  tho ceiling, and mixing it with  water. The medicine acted promptly,  aird thc man's life was saved.  A leading Calvinistic minister in  North Wales has gone mad over the  revivalist movement, and a miser  has become a philanthropist. In  Llanelly a well-known inhabitant has  been removed to the asylum, lie has  caused considerable annoyance by  singing and praying the whole night  through, and he hacl not touched  food for several days. At Amanford  and Loughor some persons arc being-  kept under restraint in their own  hoi n oh.  collecting dog, "Cimbledon  Noll, ' elroppcd dead at Wimblcelon  Station thc other day. With her  red collecting barrel on her back,  she was commending herself and her  commission to the passengers. Nell's  method was to smuggle her head into their hand.** and wag her tail as  they gave their tickets up to thc  collector. So popular had she become, that in pennies she vised to  average a receipt of nine shillings a  day.  ��������� {>. _  John MacFarlane the "Lake Ains-  lic widower," of Cape Breton, has  painted one more room of his house  in mourning and has married again.  Several neighbors who have seen the  room say it is a duplicate of six  other rooms, and that thc sight of  them given one the creeps.  The new Mrs. MacFarlane, who  was Ruth McDonald, daughter of  Donald McDonald, is the eighth mistress that has ruled over the house  of MacFarlane in the last forty  years.  She is 20 years old and pretty' He  Is 61 years old, and handsome only  in the size of the cheque he can sign  his name to. Thc disparity in' their  ages seems to have no dampening effect upon their happiness.  MacFarlane is tho oddest character  in the Lake Air.slie district, a settlement made up' of Scotch Presbyterians, who are so orthodox that  they will not allow even an organ in  the- church. He is rich as riches are  accounted there, ' and has made a  good husband to his successive wives  whom he dressed and bonneted to the  envy of the rest of the community  feminine.  FIRTS OF THE SERTES.  He was married at the age of 20  to Mary McLean and lived happily  until thc first heir to thc house of  MacFarlane was born, co-incident  with thc mother's death. He immediately went ir.tto deep mourning and  remained a recluse until a year from  the day his wife died. He celebrated his return to society liy inviting  all his neighbors to a banquet.  Dinner was served in the death  chamber. Thc walls were papered in  pure white and the ceiling was white  also. But every bit of woodwork  was painted1 deep black. Six epitaphs  adorned"- thc walls, and all about  were pictures of flying angels. The  host attempted" to dispel the gloom  cast by these surroundings by reciting anccdo.tes "of his departed wife  and otherwise making himself entertaining, ne made no allusion to or  explanation of the decorations.  Shortly afterwards , MacFarlane  married Margaret Elfatrick. Prior  to the wedding he required her to  make oath before a notary public  that she never would go into the  room his first wife had occupied or  refer to her in any way. He took a  similar vow. Two months later thc  second Mrs. MacFarlane met death  by trying to row across the' lake in  a storm.  Again the widower went into seclusion, but this time only for six  months. Then he gave a second banquet, and guests were served in a  second room decorated after the manner of the first, In addition, however, were menu cards with black  borders "and bearing hand sketched  tombstones, upon which epitaphs  were inscribed. When the guests left  the house, after listening to witty  stories relating to Mrs. MdcFarloiie  2,.     they    observed that two    black  WRITING DONE BY WIRE  MARVELLOUS     SPEED     OF      A  NEW INSTRUMENT.  Telegraphic   Invention  Shown  London���������Photography  Used.  m.  THE FOOTSTEPS.  Quick steps  are     indicative  of en  ergy and agitation. Tiptoe walking  symbolizes surprise, curiosity, discretion or mystery. Turn-iu-tocs arc  often found with pre-occupied, absent-minded persons. Tho miser's  walk is represented as stooping and  noiseless, with, short, nervous, anxious steps. Slow steps, long or  short, suggest a gentle or roflectivo  state of mind. When a revengeful  purpose is hidden under a feigned  smile the step will be slinking and  noiseless. The proud step is slow  and measured, the tora are conspicuously turned out, thc legs straightened. If the direction of the stop  wavers, and follows every changing  impulse of thc mind, it inevitably  betrays uncertainty, hesitation and  indecision.  stripes had been painted on'a-white  hitching post in front.  MacFarlane married a third time,  and for three years his life was commonplace. When on a visit in Halifax his wife died of diphtheria and  MacFarlane was so upset he took to  his bed.  When he got well he decorated another room in mourning and invited  his friends to a strawberry festival.  As usual, he ushered his guests into  the chamber occupied by the most  recently departed. He delivered a  funeral oration before a morsel of  the dinner was served, and then tried  to enliven the evening with more anecdotes. Tho whole affair was depressing in its tendencies, but the  dinner was excellent, and the guests,  who had now become accustomed to  MacFarlane's ways, took tilings as a  mattor of course, and when they left  looked to sec another stripe on tho  hitching post.  Shortly after his next wife reach-  eel the house and found three chambers locked; her curiosity got tho  better of her. She broke into one,  and the sight so shocked her that  she went home to her mother. While  she. was taking steps to procure a,  legal separation she died of pneumonia, <and another room in MacFar-  lano's house was decorated. This  was half in black and half in a brilliant red, as MacFarlane said the  young woman had made but half a  wife.  ONE COMMITS SUICIDE.  Throe other wives followed ir.i fairly rapid succession. Two died natural deaths and the third committed suicide. Tho memorial room  for the latter was decorated with  crude pictures of Dante's "Inferno."  This tragedy occurred four years  ago and McFarlane has said he had  become tired of married life. This  was before he met Miss MacDonald  at a funeral.  Before the cermony the bride-elect  had to make several agreements. She  promised:  To decorate each week the graves  of her seven predecessors. To make  no reference in conversation to tho  dead wives. To see that thc hitching post with its seven black bands  was kept clean. To visit onCo a year  some relative of some one of the deceased . ���������  On his part McFarlane promised :  To make his wife his solo heir. To  take her to Boston once a year. To  give up smoking a pipe and to smoke  cigars. To build a seven-room ad-  Idition to thc house.  The   average     person     can    write  rabou't thirty to thirty-five words    a  minute,     says   the London   Express,  ol a recent date.   A good typist .will  turn out about double that amount.  There was exhibited at thc "Charlton     Hotel    a telegraph instrument'  that can    transmit,    messages    and  write  them   out  in the most   legible  of handwriting at  thc rate of more  than 40,000 words an hour.   This is  the  latest,' and  it  would seem,    tho  greatest marvel of elcctic telegraphy.  The fastest  telegraphic  instrument  at present in operation is the Wheat-  stoiu!   Automatic,      wliich transmits  telegrams from city "to  city at    tho  rate of 200 to 250 words a minute.  But messages when sent by this system will have to be' translated "from  thc Morse tenlegraphic  language in- .  to  ordinary language,  and this   can  be   done     only   at   ordinary 'writing-  speed.   Tho    new    Pollak-Virog   telegraph   instrument      transmits    messages at nearly four times the speed, -  and delivers them direct from the instrument written in the plainest    of  ordinary   copy-book handwriting.   ���������  METHOD OF USE.  How it is done is a technical marvel  that  takes  an  electrical     export  to     grasp   completely,     but.roughly  simplified  thc system  is  a commonplace.  First, tho message to be' transmitted is converted into tale-  graphic dots and dashes on a ��������� perforator that looks like an ordinary  typewriter. This perforator punch-,  es in a slip of paper a complicated  scries of holes that correspond in  electrical.impulses to tho form of  letters. / ��������� *  By passing this slip , over a series  of cylinders, electric waves find their  way through the perforated .holes. .  quick as a lightning flash, and ore  transmitted instantaneously to tho  other end .of the wire, however far  it is, and come out at the other end  in the same sequence ir.i which they  entered. Thc manner in which the  letters arc recorded is the marvel.  PHOTOGRAPHY HELPS.  Photography is called in. The electric waves arc conveyed to a littlo  mirror, and they make the mirror  move in two directions���������horizontal  and vertical. Electric light is focused on thc mirror, and then directed from it to a slip of sensitised  paper.  The mirror moves only about the  hundredth part of a millimetre, and  the exposure of the sensitized paper  is only about. the thousandeth part  of a second; but thc lightning flash  is quick er, aaul though the eye cannot follow-thc writing, yet it appears, plain as a pikestaff and with- .  out the possibility of error, at the  rate of almost fifteen words a second. '���������'.'.,,.  The two motions���������vertical and horizontal���������with the motion  of  tho paper   being    drawn  before  the     finger  of light,  supply all the motions  . of.  handwriting. .      If produced    slowly .  they  would,   of course,   be     angular,  but the speed makes them practically  curved.       Developing  and    fixing  the photographed., message takes ten  seconds later than its  transmission.  AHEAD OF THE AGE.  The system is so fast that it really  is  ahead of the age.      Very   few  towns,   let  alone  individuals,     want  to telegraph 40,000 words an. hour.  Indeed,     Austro-Hungary,    the homo  of the    inventors,   while  enthusiastically endorsing the invention,    could"  not make use of it,   because no  two  telegraph offices  in' the  empire have  enough work to keep it going.  They  would have to save up telegrams for  a week to keep tho instrument   -going ten minutes.  It ought to prove of immense value  in .transmitting speeches from out  of the way places, whore few wires  exist.   ���������-���������       *  THOSE DEAR OLD LETTERS.  Only a bunch of faded letters,  Yellow  and worn and  old,  Letters   he    penned    in his amorous  youth  Ero  the  love in    his heart     grew  cold.  Letters  that whispered  tho  old,  old  talc,  Told since thc world bogun,  Of tho golden, halcyon days to be,  When two should be joined in one.  Carefully  treasured,     those missives  old,  Guarded with jealous care;  (You may take it from me that you  could find  No flies on this ladye fayre.)  Only a bunch of faded letters,  Yellow and worn and old,  But they proved when the case came  into court  Worth more than their weight     in  gold!  A new system of manufacturing  peat fuel in tho form of briquettes  by a chemical process has been devised. The raw peat is mixed with  lime, nitrate of potash, soot, and  saccharine matter, by which moans  tho water set free froir the cellular  tissues of thc peat fibre, by the action of tho limp and niArato of potash is absorbed by the lime, whilo  tho soot absorbs tho ofl o* the peat.  If a man looks'at hifc v.iitch while*  you are telling him a l������������'4jy story,  cut   it   short.. v>  IS  1  ������ V  li*  ' ��������� *& *���������<6*������*gC*g*6*���������'g*g<*g'������l<������*������**t*������������������(g������.  A  A  A  A  A  A  A  A  $  About the  ....House  ^-������������������������>-������-������-������>������������fr������>>*fr������>������������  HOME.-,  Tho little resting spot*? of men  Thu.t* creep along Time's wall,  Like shadows in the noonday glare,  Aro kindest ai'ter all.  When wearied by the morn of toil,  Burnod  with ambition's flame,  /Tis sweet to seek the humbler spot ���������  Where someone breathes your namo  FINE BONBONS.  The variety of candy obtained at  a moderate' cost is almost without  end, for combinations are limited  only by the knowledge of the one  compounding them.  Honey Nougat���������Put $ lb.'each of  honey and granulated sugar in a  sauce pan and boil until brittle.  Test by dipping a metal skewer into  water, then in tho boiling , candy  and again in water. After a few  seconds push the candy off the skewer, with thumb and finger, form into  a ball, lot stand in water a few  seconds, then press between thc  lug four hams, averaging 12 pounds teeth. If it leaves them without  each, have ready ono and a half clinging it is cooked enough. Add  gallons of best-salt, one pound of! the stiffly beaten whites of 2 eggs,  good brown sugar, one-eighth pound | and stirring them in well, continue  of powdered saltpeter, one ounce of to cook until the mixture will not  black pepper and one-half ounce of adhere to the fingers. Remove from  cayenne. Cut the joints into proper the fire, add 1 lb. blanched almonds,  shapes, without unnecessary bono unci shredded lengthwise, and stir until  fat, and lay' them on a board or '���������veil mixed. Turn into a square pan  table. First ru . tho skin well with linod with paraffin paper. Place a  salt and lay each joint aside, ti on sheet of paper on top, fit on this a  begin over again, and into thc fleshy j board to cover pan, a trifle smaller.  Bide of each ham rub two toaspoor.i-j and put a weight on top; a couple  .fuls of saltpeter and a table-spoonful   of flatirons will do.     When cold and  CURING HAMS AND BACON. '  Those are the days when "butchering" has to be done and thc housekeeper in busy making sausage and  head cheese; trying out lard and superintending tho putting down of  hams and bacon." It is a disagreeable, greasy duty, and everybody is  thankful when it is done.1* "-  Many recipes for pickle for beef'and  pork arc used year' after year in.  some families, giving good satisfaction every time. Hero is an old Virginia method, of widespread use,  which attests  to  its value:  For cur-  pork tako 10 pounds of salt, two  and a,quarter pounds of brown sugar, "'two-' ounces of' pepper, two  ounces of a soda, two ounces of saltpeter, and water enough to make a  brine that will float an ogg. Pack  meat in barrel. Boil and skim tho  brine of sediment. When cool, cover  tho moat with the. brine. Weight.it  down, and be sure it is all covered.  Add tho pepper after skimming. Lot  it remain in brine, four- or fivo weeks,  of until it is salt enough, smoke and  lot hang in an open dry place. Rub  well with powdered borax and no  insect will over bother' it. Tho  meat may be left in the pickle till  wanted,  without injury.  Ono reason why pc^k sometimes  spoils is because of the barrel, which  ought to be thoroughly washed, and  scalded before the meat is packed in  it.  every woman to havo at least  ono black gown Injior wardrobe, and  "to put it on when sho is fooling  tired or off color." To dross in vivid hues under tho Circumstances, she  declares. Is to acccntuato weary  looks.  WHICH IS THE CIVILIZED?  "WE SELL"  COMPARISON*    OF RUSSIA  / JAPAN.  AND  of brown sugar mixed together. Rub  the pepper, particularly, about the  hock tind under the bone and give to  the whole ham a good application" of  salt. Now pack the hams, one upon  another, the- skin side downward,  with a layer of salt between, into a  tub or box the bottom of which has  been covered with salt. Tho process  of salting will be complete in five  weeks.  At the end of that time have ready  about a peck of hickory ashes; clean  the hams with, a brush or.-dry cloth  and rub them with the ashes. To  smoke the hams the joints'should'.be  hung from joists beneath  tho ceiling  ���������and a slow, smothered fire kept    up; boiling   point  half  lb.  sugar,     three  for five or six weeks, so as to smoke ].ounces grated chocolate and 4 table-  thoroughly, but not overheat the  hams', Wrap    each   ham   in   heavy  paper, and enclose it in a canvas or  coarse cotton bag, and hang in a  cool,   dry   place. ~  Many like a pickle containing molasses or sugar. Make as follows:���������  To four quarts of fine salt and two.  ounces of pulverized saltpeter add  ���������enough molasses to make a paste.  Hang the hnms in a cool dry place  for three or lour fays aftei cutting  up; then cover with the pickle mixture;   thickest  on   thc  flesh--side,  and  George Keenan  Says Educationally and Otherwiso Japan  Leads.  ���������"If tho wholo world had to corao  under cither Russian domination or  Japanese domination, which would  you choose?"  I should cast my vote unhesitatingly in favor of tho Government  and people of Japan rather than in  favor of tho Government and people  of Russia, writes Geo. Keeman, in  tho Outlook, and I should do this  for the reason that Japan, as 'a  power, is civilized and" modern, while  Russia, as a power, is semi-barbarous and mediaeval,' and that among  ono of the first things that strikes  the attentive newcomer in Japan is  tho great number of external evidences of widely diffused education. In  Tokio, for example, thero is a bookstore on almost ovory block, not  only in the parts of thc city inhabited by tho higher social classes, but  in the quarters and districts tenanted almost exclusively by poor shopkeepers, artisans, and day laborers.  Since I took up-my residence in the  capital I have ridden hundreds of  miles through its universally clean  streets, from, Ucno Park to Shinag-  awa, and from the Botanical Garden  to the river, and I think I am well  within the limit of moderation when1  I say that there arc ten bookstores  in Tokio for. every one that can be  found in  St.  Petersburg.  . JAPANESE SCHOOLS.  School  children  of  both  sexes  aro  quite as  much  in  evidence at  bookstores, and at certain hours of    tho  day  one cannot  ride  or  walk    three  a\soft ball staged Add   b,������cka ������\ ailf Dart of the city with-  anilia and stir in des-  OUt, m?c1tlin.S *??* in tho ���������orcd caps  and girls in the maroon-colored. Occidental skirts of the Japanese student world; whilo on holidays long  processions of younger children from  the primary schools march'-through  the streets, singing as they go, on  their way to some excursion suburb  or picnic ground. If ono had no  other material for tho formation of a  judgment than that afforded by the  bookstores and school schildren of  Tokio and St. Petersburg, one would  naturally and inevitably conclude  that, in educational facilities, at  least, Japan is far in afvance of  Russia.  MONEY FOR  EDUCATION.  But there is other  and more   conclusive material for a comparison of  thc  two  countries in  the  matter    of  Ceylon tea in sealcd^ead packets only, in order to bo in a position  to guarantee contents. This is your safeguard. Black, Mixoa  or Natural GREEN. By all grocers. Received tho gold modal  and highest award at St. "Louis, 0  WAS FRIEND OF POLICE.  A Londoner     Who   Led    a Three-  sided Life.  Cnrpontcr  by  day,   insurance agont  in tho    evening,  burglar by night ���������-  emergency, to disregard tho law altogether. Tho Minister may then  delegate a part of this., illegally acquired authority to tho Provincial  Uovornors; tho latter, in turn, may  turn over a part of it to tho deputies. ' .         _. ct,   o ...  Tho contrast between all this and'sucn  was  tho "triple "life icd  by  Wil  tho state     or  things  which  prevails  liam par|ier.    ,tho young  man     who  was sentenced ot Clcrkenwell Sessions on Wednesday to fifteen  months' imprisonment for burglary  at llighgulo, says the London Express.  During I ho last three months it is .  believed that Parker committed between thirty and forty burglaries  within a milo eif -his.workshop ia  York-rise, Highgate, a small street  near   Parliament     I-Iill-ficlds,     which  in Japan, is so great that ono can  hardly pass from one to tho other  without a mental shock. Tho power  of the Em'poror in Japan is limited  by a constitution, and the will of  tho people is expressed by moans of  a Parliament. Officials, as well as  citizens, arc bound by law, and tho  laws bear equally upon .all. There  is no political crime, and consequently, house searches, arbitrary arrests  and sentences of exile aro unknown  Every  war  in     which  Russia    has  adJ������'nf5     th"  go rims, belonging     to  boon engaged  since hor struggle with noaI**y  200  house's  tho allies in  the Crimea,  has shown1    rho youthful   criminal  very nice  firm  cut  in  squares, and  dust     with  powdered sugar.   'Phis is a very r  sweetmeat.  Cocoanut Squares���������Boil 1 pt.   ' su-  g-ar,   1   tablespoon  butter  and   quarter pt.  milk  without stirring,  for 15  minutes, or to  one teaspoon van  iccated cocoanut until thick; ono  cup or half pt. is about the right  quantity. Roll into balls, or press  iuto a flat shape and cut in squares.  These arc excellent dipped in chocolate - or. fondant colored .."pinic or  green.- /. '.:-���������' "���������'*-." *.-.  An easily   prepared  chocolate     for  dipping is made by heating to     the  spoons water. When it comes to a  boil, remove from fire and dip the  candies ��������� one by  one.  Nut and Fruit���������Chop half pt. citron, half lb. raisins, 1 pt. shelled  peanuts and half pt. shelled walnuts. Boil 2 lbs. sugar with quarter  pt. vinegar and 1 tablespoon butter until quite hard, but not brittle,  when dropped into cold water. Beat  until partly cold, add the fruit ar.id  nuts and when it begins to harden  turn onto a damp cloth and work  into.a  roll.   Wrap  the  cloth    about  tho dishonesty of her officials and  general corruption of her civil service.  HUMANE  RUSSIA.  As to thc humanity of the two nations, the following extract gives  thc Russian  standpoint���������  Tho Moscow Gazette, tho able but  unscrupulous journal, edited for so  many years by Mr. Katkoff, boldly  advocates tho indiscriminate slaughter of thc Japaneso wounded. "Our  great general, SuvurofT," it says,  "when ho fought against tho civilized French, vary often gave the order "no quarter' to his troops. This  was not cruelty or barbarism; it  was    necessity.       And  now necessity  ���������ho is twenty-four years old���������took the workshop  about se*ven  months ago.  Having lived in tho neighborhood  for years Por!<e������������������r was acquainted  with many of tho local police, who  knew him only as a respectable  young carpr>nt.e>r.  The constables, all unsuspicious,  used to spcnd"an - evening now and  then with Parker.and there is littlo  doubt that hr������ .profited by their confidences regarding tho police mpas--  ures for catching the unknown burglar,   who   was  raiding Tlighgatc.  Parker was well known to many  Highgate residents, and when he opened his workshop he was called to  do repairs in several houses, somo of  forces us in this war with a half- which ho. subsequently "burgled."  gone, and hunger and starvation j His methoel was generally the  stalk through every part of the land, simple onn of using a large table-  If the siimo conditions existed in knife to slide hack the fastening of  Franco, French literary men would a window, hut .in some cases he went  certainly get up a new and exhaus- to the trnuhln of removing wholo  tivo political and social, philosophy, panes of glass by scraping, the putty  and the French people v,ould prob- awav. In most rases he rarely secur-  ably upset the Government. But cd mora than a few shillings in coin  the English, from the lowest ranks or a pair of .boots..-The stolen goods  to the highest, have always been a ho used-to sell to a "receiver," who  peculiarly conservative and practical has not yet been traced,  people. They have never gone much j it was his silly way of spending  on finely wrought theories in any'money that led the police to suspect  branch of philosophy, political or the. carpenter-burglar. One of his  otherwise; nor has it ever  been easy j weaknesses was to buy rings.-  lay them skin sido'-down for three or   it, and when cold cut"ir.i thin slices.  four days. For 1.00 pounds of ham  make brine in the following proportions: Seven pounds coarse salt; two  ounces saltpeter; one-half ounce pear-  lash; four gallons soft water. Heat  .gradually, removing all scum, as it  rises, then cool. Pack the hams in a  barrel, pour the brine over them,  aivd keep in pickle five to eight weeks  according   to  size.  Another   recipe   which   omits     the  rubbing requires,  for 100 pounds    of  Chocolate Brittle���������Boil 1$ lbs.  brown sugar, one cup molasses, one  cup water and a level teaspoon crcai  of tartar until it is brittle. .Test as  in foregoing recipe. Then add ono  tablespoon butter, cook fivo minutes  more, add two level.teaspoons soda  and one cup broken hut meats. As  soon as it begins to foam pour onto  a large platter ir.i a very thin layer.  Several smaller platters or granite  ware baking pans may be used. When  cold pour over the top molted chocolate, prepared in this way: Melt 2  oblongs of chocolate in ono tablespoon water, letting it come to a  boil, then pour whilo hot over  candy. When the chocolate is firm,  break the candy in pieces.  culture.   Official statistics show that  to work many of them up to a pitch j    Another was to  hire an  open car-  Russia has at school only 4,4-84,594  pupils,  or about 25 per cent.  Don't tHink you are justified in being laid up with a  cold half the winter merely  because it's the season when  everybody, is supposed to  have colds. At first a cold  may not amount to much  but it is likely to hang.on  long enough to give you  trouble if it, is not stopped  with  These colds that hang* on  weaken the throat and lungs  and make the way easy for  pneumonia and perhaps consumption. It is just as well  to reduce the chance as much  as possible. Scott's Emulsion  soothes, heals and cures a  cold and does it quickly���������  that's a good point to remember.  Will semi you n HtMo to in if you like.  SCOUT ��������������� BOVVNE. Toronto, Ont.  HOUSEHOLD  HINTS.  To take grease out of dress goods,  get from your druggist a piece of  French chalk���������with a penknife scrape'  off enough of fine dust to cover well  the soiled spots, and lay the garments carefully away for some hours  ���������a day or two, perhaps���������then shake  or brush it off gently. If the spots  are not entirely removed repeat thc  process. Wo know of nothing more  oliectivo.  In   fall   and   winter   a     housowork-  er often has great difficulty  in keeping her  hands  soft   and white.     Ijn-  lesa     somo   soothing lotion  is used,  they will surely become chapped,  especially if ono does any heavy housework.       A good   lotion is made    of  two parts of roscwator, two parts of  glycerine and one part of citric acid.  This rule has been used for years by  a  woman     whoso   hands are always  soft    and     white,   though    she    has  charge of a largo farm and  docs    a  great      deal of   kitchen work.     But  for      this   mixture,   which  sho    uses  every night, she says that her hands  would  bo  rough   and   coarse.     Vaseline "is,   of course,  good for  chapped  hands,  but care must be taken that  it js not rubbed on  the lips, for    it  will produce superfluous hair.       Cold  cream,  too,  it is said,   will  do this,  and   should   therefore be used    with  caution.  If coffee, tea and chelate spots  on . table linens arc treated imme-  iately with boiling water, they will  almost always come, out completely,  unless tho water is from an artesian  well. The linen should bo placed  over a bowl, and tho water poured  through it till thc stain disappears.  Stains that have become set, should  be spread with a mixture of og-g  yolk and glycerine, and exposod to  bright sunlight.  An English fashion  writer  advises  of her  children of school age, while Japan  has under instruction 5,351,502 pupils, or 92 per cent, of her children  of school ago. Russia; with a yearly national revenue of about $2,-  000,000,000, spends for primary education something less than ������12,-  000,000, or 8 cents per capita of'-her  whole population; while Japan, with  only one-eighth of Russia's revenue,  spends for the same purpose nearly  $16,000,000, or 34 emits per capita  of her whole population. Russia's  military expenditure bears to her  primarj' school expenditure the ratio  of nearly 18 to 1, while Japan's dis-  burcscments for military purposes  bear to her primaiy school  expenditure tho ratio of less than. 4  to 1.  STUDIES COMPARED.  -So far as the practical utility of  the instruction given is concerned,  Japan is far in advance of Russia.  In Japan the course of study for  primary schools of thc first and second grade, comprises reading, writing, 'arithmetic, geography, Japaneso  history, elementary science, drawing, singing, gymnastics, and for  the girls, sewing. In tho higher  primary schools having a four-year  course, manual labor and thp English language, may be substituted  for clcomciitary science and singing  In Russia, oven tho best of. tho primary schools have a curriculum far  inferior to this in practical utility,  while more than half of them���������those  controlled by the Holy Synod���������are  devoted chiefly to religion, catechism  and choral church singing, with  reading and writing as mere incidentals.  Intolerance    and   bigotry,  persccu-  savage   and     barbarous   nation,     to'riago and pair on Sundays andjtake  adhere to SuvarofT's rule of no. quar- two - or   three   'shady" '  companions.  ter.'      In  our   war     with  Japan   we for a  drive.  are like a man attacked by a vipor. |    The-'result wns that Detective'Ser-  lt  is  not  enough  to   frighten  it and'goant  Gale  dccirWI   fo   wntch     him,'  cave it to hide in a bush,  it    must nnd for a    fortnight he "shadowed"  be  destroyed,  and   we must  do    this  *jie    workshop  without considering whether England jjivbronl-  and the cosmopolitan plutocracy ob- j   lparkerVs   '-darln*  ls  sll0wn  Si,  H������r,   nC������     ;r������Tb"rden   Russia'f.act that when Sergeant Gale pounc-  with  thousands  of      Japanese    pris-.   ��������� ���������!m, onob .       .  from  nightfall  until  by  the  Japanese prisoners, spreading dysentery, typhus,  and cholera among tho Russian poo-  pic, would, perhaps, be in accordance with humanitarian principles,  but it would be very unwise. No  quarter and no prisoners should be  our motto."   .+   A French scientist has made somo  interesting observations as to tho  love of different wild animals for  tho sea. Tho Polar bear, ho says  is the only ono that takes to tho  sea, and is quite jolly when aboarel  ship. All othr-rs violently resent  a trip . on water, and vociferouslv  give vent to their feelings until seasickness   brings  silencu i  wheeling away a handcart which ho  had stolen a few nights before from  a man to whom he had sold it a  week earlier. He* wns about to sell  it again. when  he was .arrested.  Nearly  a   dozen     recent   burglaries  have been traced definitely to Parker.  Doctor���������"A man of your physique  needs perpetual exercise, and should  not bo perpetually indoors." A sedentary regime doesn't suit you; you  should livo in thc open air, and  have plenty of walking. Lot mc soo  ���������what are you?" Patient���������"A postman,  doctorI"  And   Returns   Year   After   Year   or   Develops  Into  Asthma or Consumption.   The Cure is  DR.  CHASE'S  SYRUP  OF  LINSEED  AND  TURPENTINE  Bronchitis is too serious a diseaso  to  trifle with.  Children are most likolv to contract bronchitis, and if neglected, it  becomes    chronic . and    returns your  tion and exilo,  meet reformers,  civil nfter year until  it wears tho patient  or religious in Russia. Even now,  in time of war, the Orthodox Russian church, established in Tokio by  tho Czar's Holy Synod, is tolerated  and protected, and Father Nikolai,  the Russian priest, is ministering to  Japaneso converts and carrying on  his services as usual.  RUSSIAN AUTOCRACY.  The most intolerable features, perhaps, of thc Czar's bureaucratic system of government is what .the Russians themselves call "proizvol"���������  that is, the substitution of individual volition for legal prescription.  In civilized countries laws duly enacted by tho legislative branch of  the Government, and approved by  the head of the State, must bo obeyed by olhcials as well as by private  citizens; but in Russia such is not  the case. A Minister, in a private  interview with the Czar, may obtain  the latter's permission, not only to  ignore a certain troublesome legal  provision,     but in   case   of  alleged  out or develops into somo deadly  lung disease.  Chills and fover. nasal or throat  catarrh, quick pulse, loss of appetite  and feelings of fatigue and languor  am among the first symptoms.  The. cough is drv and harsh. There  nughly   curing     tho   disease  so   that  it does not return.  Mrs. "Uichmotid Withrow. Shubon-  acadie, Hants Co., N". S., writes: "1  have used Dr. Chase's Syrup of JLin-  send "a'nd Turpentine with good success. My second daughter was troubled with bronchitis from the age of  three weeks. Oftentimes I thought  I she would choko to death. The several remedies we got did not seem  to be of much use, but tho first doso  of Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and  Turpentine brought relief and further  are Dains in the chest   which are ag-  treatment     made    a  thorough euro  gravatod bv deep breathing and  coughing. Expectoration is of a  frothy nature, stringy, tenacious  and  sometimes streaked  with  blood.  Pains in the* limbs or joints and  ������\-trome. depression and weakness. rev  fiiilt from continuation of tho disease.  Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and  Turpentine is, wo believe, tho most  e'.fTective treatment for bronchitis  that money will buy.  It is the imost effective treatment  for bronchitis because it is so far-  reaching in its olfoct on the wholo  svstem, not only loosening the hard  dry cough,   but actually and     thor-  This trouble used to come back  from time to time but the*, euro is  now permanent.  Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and  Turpentine has saved us many doctor's bills, and I would not bo  without it in tho house for many  times its cost."  Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed nnd  Turpentine, 25 cents a'botUc; family  size, three times as much, GO cents,  at all dealers or Edmanson, Bates  <k Co., Toronto.- To protect you  against imitations, tho portrait and  signature of Dr. A. W. Chase, tho  famous receipt book author, aro on  ovpry box. /*������������������?  mmm  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  uoeljun Thinneliiys, by the IIkw.kv Gazettk  I'lUNTlNe. A'KI) I'UHl.lStllKO.C'OMl'AKY.i  rji.MiTED,  at I-fotllcy,' B, C.  provincial autonomy was to bo  o-i-aiited to the Canadian North-  O  west territories, the speech was  devoid of public interest and rc-  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  markable only for what it didn't pittsijuiig Minomi oinim, situate in the  mi ���������'   l ii     j.   i       ti ���������" Osovoos Mining Division of Yulo District.  say.   Tne point that dwellers m :���������     Vv here located ��������� Onmp Hedley.  Subscriptions-in Advance  ,,     v. " m',,,.   i>>*f.ff>Tvpd   most   to   see   ill  it. is j anel w7 i*\ Cninoi-au,  V. M. C. B22J70, 'intend,  Six Month!?  1.00 j some   statement    of    what    tiie : Mining Recorder feii!a Ccitilluatc of lmprovc-  Advcrtising Rates .  Mciisiircniont, 'ii* lincs'to the inch.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding ono  inch, ������1.00 for ono insertion, "5 cents for  etich Ktiljsci,uont insuvticn. Over one -inch,  10 cents per line for-first insertion anel f>  conl'is per line for each siiksoijuorifrinsortion.  TriinsiuRtss payable in adv-incc.  Land Notices���������Certificates of iiuprovomciitcte,-..  $7.00 for (JO-fitiy notices, iind Sij.OO for 30-day  notices.  Contract AdverilsftinsiUs��������� One inch per month.  Sl.iiiV. over 1 inch and up to 4 inches, Sl.(i')  per inch pornioiitli. To con.Htant advertisers-  taking larger space) than four inches, on  iipplieaifcion, rates will bo given of reduced  cha.-ges. based oil size of space and lons'tli  of time.  Advertisements will be changed once every  mouth if advertises*.*xlissiros. without any extra  clnu-ofo. For changes offcener than once a month  thrs "price of composition will'be charged at  rogultu* ratus. .  Changes for contract advertisements should  be in the ofiioe by iioon on Tuesday to secure  iiltentio:) Cor that week's issue. ���������  A. MBORAW,  Managing Editor.  Sun. Won. Tubs. 'We>1. Tim. FrI. SatJ  1  s  35  22  '���������:n  2  9  .10.  '23  so  3  10  17  4  11  IS  ,12  19  6  13  20  27  7  U  21  28  The Associated Boards of  Trade of Eastern British Columbia, willmeet shortly in Nelson nnd the programme -outlined to engage their attention  is vith kiHgiVhy and weighty,  including such topics as organization of a department of mines  as a  branch  of   the Dominion  .. G 'vorhme-nt per vice, tlie imposition oi: a duty on rough  him-  ber  coming  Into    Canada,  the  encouragement of zinc production, a scheme for forest 'preservation, especially, from fires;  cancellation of reserves on land,  changes hi system of provincial  surveys    of iand,    to    prevent  issue of (1 uplicate titles  to  the  same portions of land, an occurrence quite possible under present conditions: nnd finally assistance to a  Coast to Kootenay  railway, and to  the Kootenay  Central raiiv/uy, running north  and south in tlie East Kootenay  vaiiey from tlie    Crow's   Kest  line   to   the   main line of the  C. P. IL   The part of  the programme that most concerns us  in the fcjimilkameen, is  that  of  railway extension which they  are go.ng to make include both  the coast to Kootenay. and the  Kootenay Central.   Iff is to be  hoped that they wiii not forget  that Kootenay is already pretty  Avell carved   up  with railways  and that before  anything  was  known of tlie district sought to  be   served   by   this    Kootenay  Central, (he  Similkameen  was  producing in its cattle trade and  its placers, more wealth than all  the Kootenays put together, and  yet to-day there is not a foot of  railway   in   the   whole  of the  Similkameen electoral district.  The   Coast-Kootenay   road    is  the  one  most   needed  in   the  province to-day,   and  it   is   to  be hoped that its speedy completion  will  not  be  imperilled  by any Kootenay Central red  herrings,    introduced    at   this  stage by the Associated Boards  of Trade.  The speech from tlie throne  read by his excellency Earl Grey  on the opening of the Dominion  House is declared to have been  Dominion Government is going  to do for tthe   Ooast-Kootenay  railroad. Last session they  led  Hill to expect that the; V. V.  i&E. charter granted by the Dominion   Government."(the provincial charter  has long  since  expired) would be  amended so  as to give expropriation rights  for the section up the Boundary  creek from -Midway to Phoenix;  but prorogued the House without touching the question. Without; this,  Hill apparently- does  not want to  move    westward  from Midway, and immediately  upon prorogation of the House  in July hist, before anything had  been done, it was given out that  the rails would, not even be laid  last year on the section from  Curlew- to Midway;' and-neither  they-'were, although the grading  had been completed early in the  fall.   That no mention has yet  been made of ..what this session  will bring'.forth, is not re-assuring. An Ottawa dispatch to tlie  [.coast   papers,   however,  states  that the 'British--'Columbia mem-  bers, the solid seven, are behind  the   Goast-Kootenay and that  the--missing piece of .legislation  will be forthcoming this sessionv  Let us all hope that they, "vvill  be more successful in this6than  they have been in the matter of  the customary grant to the Dominion Exhibition, which singularly failed to connect this year,  apparently because it happened  to be British  Columbia's  turn  for the exhibition.  lmpr  monts" for the pm-piwc of obtaining a Cr_  Grant of the above claim.  And' further takes-notice that action, under  section ?>7, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  It. If. PARKINSON.  Bated Uec. 12, A.U., 1001. 1-8  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  BOSTON Mineral Claim, situate in thc Osoyoos  Mining Division of Vale District. Where  located: Camp Hedley.  TAKE XOTICK that I, R. II. Parkinson ar  agent for AV.��������� IT. Cameron, administrates  of the estate of G. M. Stumps, Free Miner's  Certificate No. B2247(>, intend, sixty days from  date hereof, to apply to the Mining- Recorder  for a Certificate, of-.Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining- a crown grant of the aboyc  claim.-���������  And further take notice that action, under  section .!", ruiiKb be commenced before thc issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  It. H. PARKINSON.  Dated Doc, 12, A.D., WOi. 1-8  No Mistake!  Moffef s Best  IS STILL THE BEST FLOUR.  MADE UNDER CONDITIONS  OF ABSOLUTE PURITY, BUT  NOT   BLEACHED.  ^s  THE COLUMBIA FLOURING MILLS CO., Ltd.  VERNON arid ENDERBY, B.C.  P\  SIMILKAMEEN  r*   ��������� Jii '     "  Livery, Feed and Sale Stable  NOTICE.  Progress   in    Board   of    irs.de   Organization.  Certificate of Improvements.  STKMWINDER AND CHARTER OAK Mineral Claims, situate in the Osoyoos Mining  Division of Yale District. Where located :  Camp Hedley.' .:���������;..  TAKE NOTICE that I. Charles dcB. Green as  agent for M. K. Rodgers, free miner's  certificate No. BS532G and for Georgo H. Cahill,  I<\ M. C. No. B7891;������, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certiilcate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of thc n-  uovc claims. '  And further take notice that action, under  section 37^ must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  - Dated this 23rd day of December, lflOI.  - 1-8     ' C. doB. GREEN.  KETTLE RIVER  ���������������������������' ASSESSMENT DISTRICT  Single and Double  Drivers.  Saddle  and   Pack  Horses.  Wood for Sale.  HOPKINS (������b McINNES, Proprietors, Hedley, &. C.  When in Keremeos  STOP AT  The Central Hotel  TWEDDLE (Si, REITH, Proprietors.  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.    Livery Barn in Connection.  'a remarkably dull production,  for bevond   tho intimation that | again on Monday the 30th, at 7:30 p.m  The meeting called by-the special  committee, appointed at a former pub-  He meeting to obtain information as  to organization of a Board of Trade,  was held in the Gazette Mull on Monday night.  Tho principal business was that aris:  ing out of tlie; committee's report  which was submitted. Following is  the report:  "We, tiie committee appointed at a  public meeting bold on ��������� January 2nd,  19fj'5, to inquire into the working of  Boards of Trade, beg to report as follows : From information and data received from several Boards of Trade in  the province, including those of "Vancouver, Nelson and Vernon as well as  the Associated Boards of Trade of eastern British Columbia, we believe it is  in the mining and commercial interests  of Hedley and district that a Board of  Trade be organized at Hedley forthwith; that the funds of the organization could be used to best advantage  in schemes of advertising and of equipping a bureau of information of the  resources of Hedley and district, and  that incorporation, or affiliation with  thc Associated Boards (both of which  are cosily) be deferred for the present.  In our perusal of the by-laws of several organizations, we iind those^idop-  ted by the Okanagan Board of Trade,  at Vernon, to be the most suitable to  our requirements.  "We now hand you a copy of the said  by-laws, and recommend that the bylaws drafted for an organization be on  lines somewhat similar to those referred to. All of which is respectfully  submitted."  The report was favorably received  by the meeting and was adopted as  read, on motion of Messrs. Brass and  Frasor.  Messrs. McLean and Schubert moved  that a Board of Trade be organized to  be known as the Hedley Board, of  Trade, and that a committee be appointed to enrol members. The motion  carried, and was followed by a motion  by Messrs. A. F. McDonald and J. D.  Brass that the committee consist of  Messrs. McLean, Gladden and the  chairman, which was also carried.  The meeting adjourned on motion  of Messrs. Oliver and Tingley, to meet  NOTICR in hereby given, in accordance with  the Statutes, that Provincial lie venue Tax  and all assessed taxes nnd income tax assessed  anil levied under the "Assessment Act, 1903,"  for thc Kettle River Assessment District., are  now duo and payable for thc year 1H05, at my  office, situate at the Government office. Fair-  view, B. C.  This notice, in terms of law, is equivalent to  a pereonal demand by me upon all persons  liable for taxes.  Dated at h'airvicw, B. C. this Mth day of  January, 1903.  JAS. R. BROWN.  Asst. Assessor and Collector,  1-1 Kettle River Assessment District.  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  . \  LORTflNIA. LION'S PAW, RKNO. CANADIAN BELL, COPPER WORLD FRACTION and MIDNIGHT SUN Mineral  Claims, situate in the, Osoyoos Mining  Division of Yale District. Where located:  In Camp Hedley.  TAKE NOTICE, that I, Francis W. Groves,  acting as agent for Horatio ,1. DulFoy, free  miner's certificate No. 5803, and T. D. Pickard,  free minor's certiilcate No. B02035, intend, sixty  days from date hereof, to apply to thc Mining  Recorder for a Certiilcate of Improvements,  for thc purposo of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claims. ������  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before thc issuance ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 20th day of January, A. D., 1905.  2-8 FRANCIS W. GROVES.  IX  NOT  NECESSARY  To discuss the advisability of  Life Insurance. Everybody now  admits it. The two things to be  decided are:  lA/HSCa-g  COMPANY?  ss.ti(A  WHAT   A/nOUMT?  Let us help you to decide these!  Briefly stated, the answer to  the first is  Be Mutual Lite o! Canada  (old Ontario Mutual.)  and to the second  Fkll   "Vol*   Can   Ceurry.  The MUTUAL LIFE OF CANADA is the only Canadian company  that is purely mutual, all its profits  going to the policy holders, and no  foreign company (stock or mutual)  doing business in Canada has been  able to do as well for its policy  holders, or give insurance at as  favorable rates.  Take a policy in it before 1905  is out and come in for this year's  profits.  W. J. TWISS,  Manager,  Vancouver.  A. MEdRAW,  District Agent,  Hedley.  M  /\  G  J*  Z  I  N  'E  S  Gitu Drug and book store  HEDLEY, Q.C  Headquarters for���������  PUBE DRUGS AND MEDICINES; BRUSHES,  COMBS AND TOILET REQUISITES; TOILET  SOAPS AND PERFUMERY; BOOKS AND  STATIONERY OF ALL KINDS. ���������  Your Trade Solicited.    Mail Orders Promptly Attended To.  Druggist   enrkd   Stationer.  i  o  D  i  c  J\  &  Hotel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, ilanager.  First  Class in Every Respect.     Commercial and  Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.     Post House on Penticton-  ton-PrincetOD Stage Line.  KEREMEOS,  t>������  w. Town and Distri<&.  II Jt  1  V.  I  9 '  Remember the Board of Trade meet-  ing on Monday night in the Gazette  Hall.  W. Henderson and W. J. Snodgrass  . were in  Keremeos yesterday on  telephone business.  "* '    Augustus Schubert, brother of our  .townsman J. A.  Schubert, has been<  elected reeve of Spallumcheen.  J. D. Kearns is snuffing out incipient  ' fires in "Vernon with the Phoenix fire  extinguisher.  , W. A. Forbes was laid up for a few  days last week with a severely cut  foot.  1    Electric lights have been put in the  gymnasium to permit the playing of  basket ball, which proved too dang'er-  . ou.s with oil lamps.    *    ,  'The regular monthly   social meeting of the Twentieth   Century    Club  ���������  will be held in the church on   Friday  , -evening next. The committee in charge  have prepared an interesting program.  .Everybody welcome.  1<\ W. Groves, C. E., returned to  Princeton on Saturday. He had been  down at Keremeos. to meet W. H.  Armstrong with reference to some  engineering work required on the  Coulthard ranch.  Mr. F. H. French, local manager of  W. T. Shatford & Co's store, went to  Fairview last week and will be there  for some time, stock-taking. Mr. C.  Haii-sine of the Fairview branch came  ~ over on Thursday to take his place  here.  Air. and Mrs: Schubert and Master  Bert left on Tuesday morning for Pen-  ticton. They intend taking a holiday  for a few weeks, and before returning  to Hedley will spend some time with  Mr. Schubert's relations at Spallumcheen.  The first official school meeting was  held on Monday evening at Nickel  Plate, and was well attended by those  who arc interested in school matters.  Messrs. G. P. Jones, Chas. Joyner and  E. Mills wei-e elected as provisional  trustees, to fill office until .the end of  June, 1905.  Government agent Hugh Hunter, of  Princeton, made a descent upon Hedley last week. When Mr. Hunter  brings jwith him that voracious looking  pair of saddle-bags, there is no escape.  The only satisfaction is to'"sa'ss" him.  The snowfall hi the mountains this  winter so far is reported to be below  the average". On the summit between  the Nickel Plate and Keremeos creek,  where from 0 to 7 feet is- common, a  measurement a few days ago showed  only two feet.  The Ladies'- Sewing Circle.  The telephone wire is now all strung  from Penticton to Fairview, and by tonight it will have been completed from  Faii*view to Keremeos. The line from  Keremeos to Hedley %yhich had been  strung as far as the Ashnola, will in  all probability be completed into Hedley before next week's paper is issued.  The following are the arrivals at  Hotel Similkameen for the past week:  T. I. Dickinson, Rossland; Carl Hair-  sine, Fairview ; W. E. Wfilby, Penticton ; Hugh Hunter, Princeton; \T.  Sketchley, Looinis, Wash.; Rev. A. J.  Fowlie, Princeton; James Tingley,  Kamloops ; C. H. Rowlands, Berkley,  Cal., andG.H. Flower, Vancouver.  The new boiler at the power house  referred to briefly last week, is of a  type quite new to the Gazette, and is  known as the Mumford, manufactured  in Nova Scotia. It is a fire tube, the  length of boiler being 18 feet. The firebox is built right into the end of the  boiler and, with the combustion chani-  bjv, takes up 9 feet or half of its entire  length, although the grate bars only  go back 6 feet, leaving 3 feet between  the grates and the ends of the tubes as  a combustion chamber. Around the  fire-box is a water shell, into which the  feed water is first introduced; and a  dome 30 inches in diameter runs the  total length of the boiler. The rig looks  likely for being both economical and a  quick steamer.  The B. C. Mining Record, published  in Victoria, begins the year under new  editorial management. Mr. E. Jacobs,  one of the best, if not the very best  writer on mining topics in the province,  is now at the helm. It is doubtful  whether there is any other place in the  province where the public have leanied  more about the actual operation of its  mines and smelters than in the Boundary district, and it was Mr. Jacobs  who accomplished this. The mine operators of the Boundary learned in time  that no improper use would be made  of information imparted to Mr. Jacobs,  kand they took him into their confidence. That they were right in doing  so, the sequel has proven, for in no  way has any confidence been abused,  and the general public were satisfied  that they were Beiug kept thoroughly  posted on all essentials. This is as it  should be, for after all, both the mine  operators and the public dependent  upon the mining industry have rights,  and tlie press will do well to emulate  Mr. Jacobs' example, of striking the  golden mean and imparting information that is absolutely accurate and  reasonably full.  On Wednesday, January 18th," the  Ladies' Sewing Circle held their first  meeting in the new year, to review  their past work and decide on. work  for 1905.  ' This society was organized in August  1904, and in that month held an ice  cream social, clearing $42. This sum  was.voted to provide a dinner service  for the use of the society on social occasions, and to form a fund to purchase materials for a bazaar to be held  in December. This was duly held and  $116 was made, clear of all expenses.  The society voted the payment of $38.-  75 due for repairs, etc., to church parsonage, and the i*emaining sum was  handed to the'trustees of the Methodist church towards lumber to build a  new parsonage.  This organization is small���������only ten  in number���������but is always pleased to  receive new members. It meets on  every second Wednesday at members'  homes from 2 till 4 p.m.  The society received a very acceptable Christmas present from Messrs.  Finnegan and-Tingley, of a moveable  cupboard for keeping the property of  the Society.  President, Mrs. Garrison; vice-president, Mrs. Rodgers; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Doeksteader; assistant  secretary, Mrs. Hocking.  -'    Logging. Accident.  On Friday morning last an accident  occurred at the Hedley Lumber Company's camp on Stirling, creek, that  gave two of the loggers, Dugald McMillan and Win. Cook, a very close  call for their lives.  These men were loading logs on a  pair of sleighs when another log that  was coming down the chute, for some  unknown cause, jumped the chute and  came towards where they were working. It struck the end of the top log  on thc sled and made it spin around  like a stick of black thorn. Cook was  sitting on this top log andWas hurled  over twenty feet away, falling in the  creek. McMillan was on the ground  and the log struck him, breaking one  arm and giving him a bad shaking up.  Cook was dazed with the shock he received, but has made a quick recovery  and is going to start work again this  week. McMillan's shaking up as well  as the broken arm was more severe.  Dr. Whillans is in attendance and does  not think that any internal injuries  have  resulted.  The Reason Why  DOTHE BIGGEST BUSINESS:  are the Best on the Market,  Up-to-Date and always Fresh  and Clean.  Our Goods  AND  Our Prices  ARE  TU6  are   Reasonable, and always  the Same to Everybody.  Goods are tlie Cheapest; don't.  buy inferior goods when you  can get the Best at the Same  Price.  Mrs. a b. Loon*  PENTICTON NOTES.  The Ellis deal is now an accomplished fact, and the Messrs. Shatford have  now in hand the gigantic task of portioning out this vast estate for the  needs of the big army of peaceful invaders, who are about to locate on this  extensive and fertile area. The vanguard, consisting of about eight well-  to-do Manitoba farmers, arrived on  Wednesday of last week and viewed  the country near Penticton, and were  so well pleased that each one secured  a site. Among the party were two  businessnien, who also have secured  town property here %vith a view of  going into business.  W. T. Shatford, accompanied by F.  H. Latimer, C. E., and another party  of land-seekers, arrived on Monday  night's boat. Mr. Latimer proceeds  immediately with the work of laying  out additional town lots adjoining the  present townsite, while negotiations  are pending towards the absorbtion of  the old townsite by the new company.  The land hunters are mostly from  Manitoba, and are in on the ground  floor and will secure choice property.  Mr. T. Ellis and family contemplate  visiting England this spring.  m  *  m  m  ������  *������������������������*  ������������)  ������������>  ?���������������������  ������*>  Millinery in Latest Styles, s  if?  a*  3*--3-35"-3&S:fefe������-������ 2J  ���������H  m  ������r?  Dry Goods  Fancy Goods  Boots & Shoes  HEDLEY, - B.6.  ������  W. T. SHATFORD ������> CO.  ���������DEALERS IN���������  General Merchandise of Every Description  HEDLEY, B. C.  ������������������  Bread For Sale..  ���������/\T���������  Schubert's  Store.  JAS. M. CODY, Hedley, B.C.  ^3^^^^39^9S-3^^v^^^^^B3a^>'  ALFALFA MEAT  MARKET  w.unw.-wi m  Fresh  and  Giired Meats  Wholesale  and  Retail  Fairview's  Leading  Hotel.....  2S Golden Gate  H. JONES, Proprietor.  This house was lately overhauled and enlarged, and  is now comfortable and  convenient.  moderate.  Cawston 8 Edmond  HEDLEY, B. C.  =BUTCHERS=  Charges  All Orders Promptly Delivered.  Bates Given to Hotels and  Boarding Houses.  5 Per Cent, off for Cash.  10 "   .   "    off on' Saturdays.  R. J.  FAIRVIEW, B. C  MANAGER.  Hedley  Livery,   Feed  and  Sale Stable  Similkameen bred  and  Similkameen fed Cattle  have long been not������d for  furnishing the finest meats  .for the Boundary and the  Kootenays. .  Buy it at home and know  that you are getting the  '. Best.  Choice Meats Always on   Hand.  HEDLEY,  B.C.  HEOLOV, B.C.  The   Leading   Hotel   of  thc  Similkameen  Valley.  This House is New and First Class  in Every Respect, being Equipped  with all Modern Conveniences���������  Electric Light, 'Phone, Baths, Etc.  ahiifta^MaiMflimgMT  Strictly First Class Service.  Special Attention given to  the Travelling Public.  Teaming of all kinds done.  Horses Bought and Sold.  OTEL  EDLEY  W. F. REVELY,  Proprietor.  Be Pioneer Carriage  and  Repair Shop  HEDLEy,     -     -     B. 6.  Horse-Shoeing and all kinds  of Blacksmithing done.    :    :  GEO. tt. SPR0UL&,  Proprietor.  The  Leading  House  For  Commercial  Men.   :   :   :  Best Only Provided for Table  and Bar.  D. G. fflGKNEY, rrOD.  [HEN journeying to the  Boundary Country arrange your plans to stop  and rest a while at the  IONA HOUSE, thc halfway hotel between Midway  and Sidley. This is where  the stage stops for dinner.  Good Accommodation at  Moderate Bates.  J. 5,  -���������j* ,-  :fe*  1  Proprietor. >r/in'?Mtiit.li,tiit..t.,t.J,.t..I.flM'lirtl1irl l1iil.*>i_4i  * ���������  jj lh<? Home  CHOICE RECIPES.  Beef Loaf .���������Ono, pound -.'meat put  through chopper, 1 egg, salt and  pepper, one cup stale bread crumbs,  summer savory or sago to taste,  lump of butter thei size of an egg.  Form into a loaf and put into a  hot frying-pan with dripping enough  to brown it. Brown on each side,  then pour three cups Wiling water  around loaf and cook covered on, top  or tho stovefor an horn- ami a half. j aftorwards  wash in soapy watcr    ln  Saratoga Potatoes.-Peel and slice Uhich'a little soda is dissolved. For  on a , slaw-cHittcr  into  cold    water krus;ncs th.at havo been usod for var-  wash thoroughly,   and  drain;  ap-rcad | ^    USQ       Lrits���������    f  wine ��������� or  methy.  of warm -water is within the roach  of everybody, and is moreover an  excellent emetic".  To boil oi.rioua.���������Pool onions of  equal size, and-let them lie an hour  in cold water. Put these on to cook  in boiling milk and water, simmer  slowly till tender. "Drain and serve  with melted butter sauce.  To soften leather there is nothing  so penetrating and softening as  noatsfoot oil. I,have known it work  on leather that has not been touched by other oils.  A blacking for the home rriay easily be made by mixing the following  ihigiredients together: one pound of  treacle, one pound of ivory black,  two ounces of olive oil and ono  ounce of vitriol. 13c very careful in'  mixing the-vitriol not to let it touch  your hands.       , ...  To Clean Paint Brushes.���������Firsts  soak the brushes in  turpentine,   and  cloth,  "between the folds of a clean    ciora, latod  s irit" instcad 6r turpentine,: <  rub and pat until dry.   Fry a few at      ^^   ^  ^   ^ valu'ab\0 stifau.  lant to the brain arid nerves, .thowgfh  a time in boiling lard; salt as you  take them out. Saratoga potatoes  are often eaten cold. They can be  prepared three or four hours before  needed, and if kept in a warm place  they will be crisp aud nice. They  are used for garnishing game and.  steaks. ������������������   ������������������  Boiling Potatoes���������To "boil a potato  well requires more attention than is  usually given.''   They should hot    be  it has only a slight amount of nutriment.      Mixed  with  more  than  half  j its   quantity  of   milk,   coffee    forms  SHIP'S STRANGE VISITORS  THEY ABE  MANY STRANGE  AND WEIRD THINGS.  Animals    and   Insects   That     Are  Never Seen by tho  Passenger.  Many sti'angc and weird things inhabit forcign-bounu ships in the  form of animals and insects that  are rarely suspected and never seen  by tho ordinary passenger. '���������',  Most "people are aware that the  presence of rats on board ship is inevitable, whether tho vessel bo of  wood or iron.1' Indeed, sailors consider them safe shipmates, and sure  signs that, the vessel is seaworthy  and not in danger of sinking. The  sight of rats deserting a ship is  sufficient to discourage any sailor  from going on board for a trip, but.  vigorous search is instituted, with'  the result that at least one monkey  is shortly aftorwards found, and  sometimes half-a-dozen. , These animals resist capture at first, but  soon accept the inevitable," and become in a very short time- great  chums with the sailors. When England is reached Jack takes them  ashore and disposes of them for  re:ady cash to dealers in the neighborhood of thc docks. Many of the  parrots brought to this country  have been visitors on "tramp"  boats.���������London Tit-Bits.  PLOT REVEALED.  the  Prisoner Invents Machine for  Destruction of Ships.  A plot to blow up steamships,. for  the sake of recovering ��������� insuranco  moneys,  conceived in a cell at Dart-  make them bold, .and,.'..'instead of  staying in the hold where, the cargo  is~~stored, they invade the sailor's  quarters, and . even make their appearance in thc_ captain's cabin.  But rats are not by-any means the  the most perfect breakfast beverage only strange, visitors thaWtravel in  for hard working men and women, .ships without the consent of either  especially those oWho lead, an active j owner or captain. There are many  lire. ;'��������� '*'     .   (insects that migrate from one quar-  How to save Starch.���������After using ter of ��������� the globe^to another by  a .bowl of starch do not throw away (means of the vessels which ply be-  what is  left.   Put the basin on ' one ;twee'n    distant    ports.      Indeed,   the  moor prison and carried out in a  oh. the other hand, too many rodents |suburb of Liverpool after the invon-  on   board  spoil  everything.  Numbers   tor's  release,   was   revealed   to     tho  parod  before boiling;  they lose-much I """'  "."���������    -������������������;������  "'    "J    ������*   ���������������'"' ,������.wtor    instant    ports.      xnueeu,    WM!  of the starch by so doing, and    are ! *<**���������  anf, w*c", th'c \^C\^\?T������T \sm'Cad ������( "PW"^1 kinc,s of   llvinS  .    . ^ "' .     .     i nan    vrt   r.hn   hnl.r.nm   Timn'   nit   t.hA   wn- l^H������ni...    i.~..   ,.:     -'eupn-dont    on    the  nations.   Winged  made insipid.   Put them into a ket  tie of clear cold water, with a    li  salt, cover closely, and boil rapidly,\ ^^"^"nar'd cate^nd  using no  more water than will lust .. ���������   . . ,  cover  them,   as they  produce a con-   a>vay rcac*y for lISo al',ot  siderablo    quantity     of fluid  ped to the bottom pour off the wa- jcrcaturcs has  been  dependent  on  the  title   'er'   -Place tho basin in the oven for.ighjpg     of   civilized  :Ilv. T1V������   .mim!tcs'..   r^e starch   will     toe !pes(/g and blessings have boon steadily carried  to now countries  by  this  means.  Not  long-  ago; a  ship   from   one  of  'I-  solves while boiling, and too much  water will make them heavy; As  soon as just done instantly pour oil  tho water, set them back on the  range, aud leave the cover off tho  saucepan till tho steam has evaporated. They will then, it a goal kind  be dry and mealy. This is an Irish  receipt,   and a good  one.       ,  Fried Cakes    Without Eggs.���������Take  one and one-half cups of sugar,  ono  ithc   tropical   countries   was   followed  A SWARM  OF BUTTERFLIES,  can be put  ay ready for use another day.  thorn-!    ������n Freckles.���������These may be remov-  ~!ed   by   rubbing  the   following   lotion  on   face  and  hands  at  night,   before  Dv"  g-oir.ig to  bed;    One   ounce  of lemon  juioe,   a   quarter    of    a .drachm     of  powdered'borax, and half a drachm which persistently hovered round the  of sugar. Mix thoroughly, and lot j rigging of the vessel until the shore  it stand in a bottle for three, days, was lost-in'tlie'mists. Then the in-  Shake  before  using. ."-.  To Clean a Mackintosh Cloak.���������  First dip the garment in cold, soft  water,   then  with a,scrubbing   brush  sects    alighted  oh     the     masts  and  decks.      A few desappeared     in   the  night    and     were    destroyed   in  the  water or reached shore-safely. Some  of  the others hid  away in.,the  cab-  all  over,     having spread  it oh   -the! ins and"-hold-of'the ship,  table.      When   the  dirt -il   removod,: |    After  the trip  of some thirty days  dip the cloak in repeated waters   to the.-,. vessel   reached   ������������������ England,     and  get      rid    of   -.-the.--suds,   but do  not-from their    hiding-places in -"the ship  wring it.    Bang up in tho air,  or in'a .few'  of these     butterflies    emerged  an  airy room,   but do  not put  near'and "  flew ashore.    Thus   an entirely  the-fire.  Paint  or grease spots must new   species    of  butterfly was  intro-  be removed  by  spirits   of  turpentine  duced into England.  Cockroaches are  and  common  soap  will   perform   the too ancient    an  importation to     be  rest.      The   dirtiest  part   will     need  worthv  of  more  than  a passing no-  most  scrubbing.   "N.B.���������It.i cleaning a  mackintosh always avoid hot water.  HAPPY  HOMEMAICERS.  Have many  interests.  A kiss is the emblem of love.  Remember     that    flowers   brighten  the home.  cup of thick cream,, two cups of and yellow _ soap proceed to scrub it.,.  buttermilk,, owe teaspdonful o>f cinnamon, about two and one-half tea-  spoonfuls of soda, --ianid flour to mix,  ������Roll, cut into rings, and fry in very  hot  lard.  Rolled Fig 'Pudding.���������Cut the stem  from one-half of a pound of figs,  then chop fine, add three-quarters of  a cupful- of sugar aud one-half of a  cupful of boiling water, and simmer  gently until cooked to a smooth  paste. Mix well together one cupful  of chopped suet, one cupful and a  half of flour, one-half of a toaspoon-  ful of saft, one tablcspoonful of sugar, and one teaspoonful of baking  powder. Add sufficient milk to mix  to a soft dough. Roll out half an  inch thick, spread with the fig paste  (which should be partly cooled), roll  up, and steam for three hours. For  the sauce cream well together one-  third of a cupful of bs:tter and two-  thirds of a cupful of sugar. Add  two well-beaten eggs and one cupful of boiling water. Stir over the  fire until thickened, add ono tea-  spoonful or vanilla, and servo with  the pudding.  Lamb Roulettes.���������Take the scrap  ends of uncooked meat, enough to  measure one pint; put through a  ���������mincer. Add to this twelve mint  leaves, quarter of an onion minced  fine, two tabloupoonfuls of butter,  one teaspoonful of salt, good dash  of pepper, three rolled milk crackers  yolks of two eggs. Roll into small  finigers; dip into beaten yol s, then  cracker crumbs; fry in deep fat.  Servo     on    new cabbage,    shrcckied,  tice.j Grain-carrying ships are overrun with weevils, and these grubs do  an immense amount'of harm to thc  cargoes.  Ships engaged in fruit carrying  from warm- countries are often visited by a nrscellaneous collection of  queer   creatures.   Concealed     in    the  cooked tender, then drained, and hot  cream, butter, pepper, and salt added.   Garnish with hard-boiled eggs.  Cabbage a la Creole.���������Chop fine  one head of cabbage, two onions,  two green peppers, one bunch of  ���������celery. Leave in . salt water over  nigJiL Then drain. Boil enough  vinegar to cover, add a little sugar,  put into jars, and seal.  "Old Reliable" Cake Mixture.���������  Two eggs, one cup of sugar, two-  thirds of a cup of milk, butler the  size of an egg, two teaspoonfuls of  cream of tartar, one teaspoonful of  soda, one teaspoonful- flavoring, salt  flour to make stiff batter. Croam  sugar and butter together, add eggs  '(which must have been well beaten), then the milk; sift in cream of  tartar, soda, and salt, with four,  and add flavoring. This mixture  may be, in turn, marble, chocolate,  according as you color, flavor, and  'divide it.  Angry    words    never improved the  bunches    of  bananas    there imay be  happiness  of any home. poisonous  reptiles     and  insects   that  "Never  waste food.   Always  have a'havc travelled  half round  thc globe.  lought for the poor and needy. T"������y ma-y sting- or bite the hand   of  the  Know how to talk and how to  listen, how to entertain and amuse.  Use only what you can comfortably al'.lord,  for quality and quantity.  Let your home appear bright and  .-suiii-ny. It is not oasy to be unpleasant  in ,a  cheerful room.  A certain formality is necessary to  save everyday life from truiality  and freedom from  looseness.  Do not overcrowd your rooms with  small nick-nacks. They' tend to  create anxiety lest they should be  damaged.  Attend to the "niggling particularities" of the household whilst  the bread-winner is absent. Forget  them when he comes home.  HINTS  FOR THE HOME.  For flaky pastry use the best lard;  it is cheaper than cooking butter,  and makes delicious  pastry.  When adding boiling milk to beaten eggs put in a spoonful at a time  and the eggs will not then curdle.  The secret in baking sponge cakes  is to have a steady oven and not to  open the door for the first twenty  minutes.  Air the house thoroughly every  morning, especially in winter, opening opposite doors and windows for  'five to fifteen  mi mites.  Bedroom windows should never be  entirely closed, if the owner is in  fair health; oven in the coldest ni<rht  in winter a window should be open  an inch at the top.  Salt fish can be quickly freshened  by soaking in sour milk. Dry carefully, and cook as usual.  All traces of mud can be eradicated from a black dress or coat by  rubbing the s-pota with a piece of  raw potato.  In casws of Poisoning.���������One table-  spoonfu>  of  mustavd  in  half a pint  "Well, her natural hair doesn'tl  SOME COSTLY FRUITS.  Zanzibar     Apples    at   Ton  Dollars  Each Bite.  It will interest a great many people to know that in some of the very  expensive restaurants in New York  and other big cities fabulous prices  are charged for some kini'.s of fruit.  In fact, you can order a special dessert in some places that will cost  anywhere from $25 to $250. These  deserts will comsist principally of  fruit dainties, to provide which the  greater part of thc world has been  ransacked. There are peculiar apples  from Zanzibar, looking rather like  turnips; pears in appearance strongly  resembling oranges from Northern  Africa: grapes from English hothouses: and Australia will most likely be represented by the Eiffel Tower  pineapple.  Of all fruits Zanzibar apples are  perhaps the rarest. Do'/ens of trees  together only boar a. few of these  apples, and thc time for picking  them has to bo carefully selected,  must be gathered just a. month before they would ripen, otherwise  they will very quickly spoil.  These Zanzibar apples have reached the enormous price of ������100 each.  They are not largo, probably containing about ten bites at ������10 a  bite. The apples havo to be specially ordered, for no caterer would ever  dream  of keeping them in  stock.  Custard apples are another expensive luxury. They Can be purchased  at prices ranging from $5 to ������25  each, according to quality, and, according to those whose judgment in  such matters is considered to be absolutely correct, must he eaten with  popper and salt. Two of the most  fashionable   fruits     in     the    winter  some receiver of fruit, or the3r may  be killed before they have inflicted  any harm. Sometimes, however,  they escape ashore, and if the now  country proves cemgenial to their  growth and multiplication they may  in a very short time establish a  progeny that will eventually spread  in  all  directions.  POISONOUS SNAKES  of the tropics have thus boon introduced into lands where none were  ever known te> exist before. Moths of  a destructive nature constantly go  to countries in the fruit ships, and  their spread is only a matter of  time and  opportunity.  They aro visitors that cause no  trouble to tlie sailors, who are very  often not even aware of their presence on board, but they prove expensive to the farmers and inhabitants of the land where they become  established.  Even flowers and plants from, other  countries bring with them new migrants in thc shape of bugs, bees,  and other insects. Concealed in tho  blossom or curled-up leaf of tho  plants, they remain dormant during  the long voyage, but when they roach  a land where climate and surroundings aiv* conducive to their propagation and active growth, they come  forth to establish themselves in tho  land  of their adoption.  Thus from thc West Indies we havo  brought insects by tho hundreds concealed in tho beautiful Easter Lily  blossoms, and from all parts of the  world strange insects hidden away  in thc cup-like blooms of orchids,  which hunters risked their lives to  secure, have been introduced in our  midst to work destruction or add  to our pleasures. Not all visitors  on our incoming ships are obnoxious. Some are of distinct value to  our country, and their introduction  in this secret way very often works  out successfully problems of great  public and  COMMERCIAL  VALUE.  Most travellers to India and China  will remember the revulsion of feeling with which they were seized, on  flrst detecting a- scorpion or mosquito in their soup at luncheon or  dinner. Some of the liners which  are kept constantly for thc traffic  from Aden to Bombay, and known  as tho Red Sea boats, are never free  from these pests..  With the tramp ships that visit  the South Pacific monkeys and parrots  are tho  most  common  visitors.  mo'nth.s     are    Muscat    grapes     and  strawberries,     and   until   tho end of.It  is a very frequent occurrence,  af-  January the    latter are beyond  tho tor a  "tramp"  has  not touched    at  reach  of moderate  means.  . ^   Does    her   hair   curl  naturally?"  any port foi n week or so, for tho  sailors tp Iind that their food is continually being stolen.   They know at  world at tho Liverpool assizes a few  days ago. A. man named William  J ago was the accused. Many bold  adventures and audacious crimes had  previously been crowded into his life.  Besides having served a sentence of  fifteen months' imprisonment for forgery, ho was sentenced to five years'  penal servitude for having robbed  the mails while acting as chief officer  off boarel an Atlantic liner.  A. short, thick-sot, boarded man,  with a clever face, Jago, who has  been a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve and a master of many ships,  mode a  clever defenrn.  The allegation was that, having  insured a wooden packing case for  ������400, ho filled' it with inflammable  assortment of fire-lighters, charcoal,  paper, and clothing saturated with  creosoto oil and spriiddeel over with  a mixture of sulphur and nitre. In  this he placed an india-rubber tubing containing sulphuric acid and  nitre, which gradually ate its way  through thc rubber and came in contact with a glass tube containing  chlorate of potash. This caused an  explosion and set fire to tho box in  the ship's hold when throe days out  on thc voyage from Liverpool to  Hamburg. Thc fire was put out at  sea, and the box, tho contents of  which were only partly destroyed,  was  analyzed.  Jago's alternative theory was ingenious. It was that when ruminating in his coll in Dartmoor . Jail  the idea of a non-deviating ship's  compass occurred to hiim, and he*  evolved a new patent which, on coming out of prison, he began to develop. He took a small house at  Egremont and lived thoro alone, finding work as a laborer under the district council, and making, in his  spare time, a number of chemical experiments. Ho produced-.- letters from-  foreign legations to show that he  had been in correspondence over  somo patent, and sa.id he had been  advised not'to sell the compass for  ������l,000. Among other things he had  discovered how to preserve milk in  fluids by means of charcoal, .and  called a clerical gentleman to prove  that ho tasted tho preservative.  Ho determined to take his compass, of which he had now made a  working model, to New York, but as,  owing to his record, it would be  difficult to book a passage from Liverpool, he~~ determined to go via  Hamburg, and was sending his packing case on ahead -He. placed tho  working model inside, and threw in  tho charcoal and the nitre, and sulphur simply because they would  come in useful, for the experiments in  America.  As ho failed to account for the absence of any tangible "Sign of mechanism in the box, however, the  jury concluded that the much-vaunted working model devised in prison  for improving navigation vMs nothing less than a diabolical instrument   of  destruction.  Mr. Justice Phillimorc, who characterized insuranco frauds as tho  worst kind of frauds because they  involved tho loss of property and  often of life, said that the best service tho prisoner could render was  to act as a finger-post to warn  others. He sentenced him to fifteen years'  penal  servitude.  RELICS   OF  QUEEN, SBAOA.  Murdered Queen's Possessions Soldi  by Auction.  Tho shadow of a great crime hung  over Christie's salesroom thc other  day, when thc jewellery and dresses  the murdered Queen Draga of' Servia,  came under the hammer, says tho  London Express.  Thc tiarra which the ill-fated  Queen wore on her wedding day, her  robes of State, and the bracelets  given her by the Czar, all were put  up for public auction, but the total  sum realized was only ������2,335.  Tragedy was in the air. Society'  ladies, jostled by hawk-eyed dealers,  shuddered under their sables, as  they gazed at the gown which the',  dead Queen wore on the day when  Alexander made, her his ' Queen.  Above them, hanging on the saleroom wall, was a portrait of Alexander and Draga, the Queen in the  bloom of her beauty, leaning against  her husband, and wearing that samo  bridal gown.  The g'own, of pleated white satin,  veiled .with old Burgess lace, simply  made and high in the neck, was made  in Paris four years ago. The auc- -  tionoer suggested ������60 for. it, but tho  dealers shook their heads. Bidding  commenced at ������10 and slowly crept  up to ������30 ,at which prico it changed  hands.  For tho State costume fashioned  after the royal Servian model of the  14th century and worn at all the  State receptions by Queen Draga,  comprtition was keener. The robo  itself is of royal purple velvet, richly  embroidered with the arms of Servia in gold' and silver thread.  The final bid was ������270,  and both  purchases,  it is understood,  were on  behalf of interested  Servian    parties  who will have thc gown restored   to--  Sorvia.  One of tho most interesting lots  was tho Czar's barbaric bracelet,  with its big emerlalds and- brilliants. '  Probably never before has thc wedding gift of one European sovereign  to tho wife of another been sold by  public auction. The Caar's wedding  present was reported to be worth  ������4,000, but the highest bid was  ������480, at which price thc bracelet  was sold  to  Mr.  Draysolk  Only ������il5 was offered., for tho  Persian Order of the Sun, with its  diamond star and badge, presented  to Draga by tho Shah of Persia four  years ago, in spite of thc fact that  thc only others known to be in existence are those hold by thc German  Empress, the Czarina and Queen  Margherita   of  Italy.  CHARITY ON THE CHEAP.  PAPER  KETTLES.  Preparations aro being made to  furnish the soldiers of the German  army with paper kettles. It is understood that the now devices arc  tho invention of a Japanese. Although thc utensils are made of  pliable paper they hold water readily. By pouring water over them  they can be hung ovor the fire without burning for a length of time  sufficient to boil tho water. One kettle can be so used about eight  times, and the cost is only two  cents. The chief advantage in favor  of the unique receptacle** is that they  are much lighter to carry thau anything else yet devised.  ���������  .4 *.  SCHOOL FOR PARROTS.  A school fe>r parrots has been opened in Philadelphia. It is a  dame's school, thc professor being a  laely, and the birds are taught to  speak by a phonograph repeating  the samo words and phrases for  hours.till they pick them up.  DECLINE IN WHEAT CROP.  A preliminary statement compiled  by the Board of Agriculture shows  that there is a decline in tho British  wheat, acreage from 1,581,587 acres  in 1903 to 1,;J75,284 in 1.904. This  is   little  more  than   u  third  of    tho  Ono of those toil-hardened, true-  hearted chaps often read of in romances made his appearance in a  street in Liverpool, England, the  other day, and his sympathies were  at-once arousc������l by the sight of three  or .four old men star.i.iing abput  looking for work.  "I'll bo hanged if it isn't hard on  you," he replied, when they told  him that they hadn't had any-work  for a month. "How would you like  some oysters?"  They smacked their lips by way of  reply, and he gathered up a crowd  of eight, marched them! to a restaurant, and ordered oysters for each  one.  "It just does my soul good to see  them cat!" he said to the.owner of  the place as tho eight got to work.  "Yes, it's a beautiful aight," was  tho reply.  "It makes me feel good in here,",  continued the stranger, laying hia  hand on his heart.  "A good deed brings its own reward," was the soft answer of tho  retaurateur, as he calculated profits.  "I can't rest here���������I must do further good," said the big-hoartod  man, and ho rushed out aird brought  in three cabmen, a chimney-sweep,  two boys, and an old woman, and  ordered more oysters.    ~v"  The fifteen people went for oyster  soup in a manner to amaze, and  their genorous friend nudged tho restaurateur in thc ribs and said:���������  "Just look at 'cm! Oh, that I  could feed tho. poor of all Liverpool!"  "You are a good man and Heaven  will reward you," replied the proprietor, as he filled up the dishes  again.  The stranger said he wanted to  bring in just fivo more, so ao to say  that ho had fed an even score, and  he rushed out after them, while tho  restaurateur sent out for more oysters and .bread.  He has not scon the philanthropist  since, and now requires cash down  from his customers.  LONG- LEASE).  once that monkeys aro on  board.   A | acreage  under whuut  in  1869.  Probably ono of the longest leases  known was granted for a small piece  of meadow land, some sixteen acres  in extent, in Surrey. England. It  is for the term of 2,900 years, and  was granted on St. Michael's Day  in 1651, at the singular rental of a  "red rose when demanded." It is,  not stipulated that the rose shall bo  the product of this land, which la  fortunate, for no such rose grows  anywhere on thc sixteen acres.   --4       ���������  WEDDING-RING DRAMA.  A Berlin bridegroom had just reported that ho had swallowed hia  wedding-ring. He suffered intense  agonies and vowed he was dying,  until his pockets wore searched for  money to pay for a telegram, when  the ring was found in the lining of  his waistcoat. He becutnes woll in a  few minutes.  .^KsatSMte^ TREATMENT OP   THE POOR.  "  Bow    the City   of Berlin Handles  th������s "Problem.  Many interesting details regarding  the condition and treatment of the  poor by tho municipality- of Berlin  are contained by the report forwarded to tho State Department by United States-Consul Haynes at Rouen,  France. From this report it appears  that is is a crime in Berlin to be out  of work. When a ragged man makes  his* appearance on one of the streets  In Berlin ho is immediately requested', by a policeman to" show his papers. If they show that the bearer has  slept more than a certain prescribed  tiumber, of nights in an asylum for the  homeless, from three to five days, he  is immediately conducted to .the  " work-house, which, although hot a  prison, resembles the latter in all details.  Every person of humble'means is  insured . by the State in Germany,  Clerks, shop assistants and* ' servants are Compelled to insure against  sickness and old age. The State has  built an immense sanatorium at'Beel-  " itz at a, cost of nearly $2,500,000,  where the invalid citizen is sent with  his pension, in order to expedite his  return to the ranks of the wage-  earners. The whole object of the  Berlin municipality is to secure the  physical and intellectual well-being  of ;its citizens, and although v .the  Germans are not soft-hearted in the  maimer .of achieving this purpose  they havo this recommendation���������they  succeed.  Dr. Freund, the chairman of State  . insurance in Berlin, takes thc ground  that the State should do everything  to fit its citizens for the battle of  commercial competitions, and when  it has done everything,  when it has  NEIGHBORLY  NEIGHBORS.  ���������  A rather humorous story   is   told  of a lawyer and physician who lived  next  door to each  other in a small  country town.  The physician one (lay asked if- ho  ������   *?l,U"tJ "*";*""*;.  "-"'" "- might borrow  from .'the lawyer     his  first equipped,  then safeguarded and     ,.?. ���������     .  c!i,���������i.������������������������������������',^���������*���������  _���������i.���������  afterward  assisted  in     distress,      it ������d?���������  of  Shakespcarc.s  works.-  -.    . You    are    welcome     to  rea  should punish sternly arid steadfastly the lazy and the indolent. " "  Sick,  says     the   State  to  its    worn: r   - -  ��������� .,.  people, and we will nurse you back awa*V Wlth y������u> T am sor,y to say������  to vigor; drop out of employment for 1 have losl so 'many books  and  we    will    find you   fresh  work, i1hrmw^     lMiclimr   them  that  I  have  WAS IN ITS GRIP   '���������:,-/  FOR* 25 YEARS  THEUfjDODD^S���������- KIDNEY'  PILLS  CJJRED^ HIS, KIDNEY-  DISEASE.  .)     -  Remarkable, Cure' Reporte'd    Prom.  Qucbec���������The Lesson it Teaches.  Hunterstown, QueT,1" Jan.- 9���������(Special).���������The thousands ,of Canadians  who suffer from Chronic Kidney complaint will be interested in the cure  of Maximo Boucher of this place.  For twenty-five years he suffered  from Kidney , Complaint. Dodd's  Kidney Pills cured ''him. t Speaking  of_���������hi&  case Mr.   Boucher says:  "It was Dodd's Kidney Pills that  cured me. For twenty-five years ��������� I  suffered with "the malady of tho Kidneys. I felt .always feeble-and was  "often "in pain. One day I received a  Dodd's'.AJmanac and read of many  wonderful' cures in it. Then I decided to give Dodd's Kidney Pills a  trial. I took twenty-five boxes,, in  all*.arid'now I am perfectly cured."*  Dodd's Kidney Pills always cure  sick Kidneys. If the disease has got  a firm hold it "takes thorn longer  than if is just starting.' But there  is no form nor no stage of Kidney  Disease that cannot be cured by  -Dci<ld's   Kidney   Pills.  fast-1      ^ou    aro    wdcomo     to  read- the  -pi ||  work in any library," the lawyer an-  work  BW*eref'.   "but     you .' can't   take ,  it  A week passed, and tho lawyer  came and asked for -the loan of' his  lawn-mower.  I am only too glad to lend you  my lawn-mower," said the physician,  "though it is my rule never to let  it leave my lawn. There, however,  you may use it all you please."  awl  we    win   nna you  iresn  worn,      =- -*-  grow  old,  and  we will provide   you resolved never to let another volume  with'bread    and butter;  but become leave myhouse."  lazy   and     vagabond,   and   we    will       * ^  "*"    '  lock you up and make you work  till you have paid the uttmost farthing of your debt.  Rags and misery- dare hot lie about  in tho park or scatter disease  through thc crowded streets. If  there is any virtue in the unemployed  the State will certainly develop it as  well as it is possible to do so. There  is a central bureau for providing  men with work, and when a man  knows that not to work means the  work-house he solicits emplojonent  here and elsewhere with such a will  as almost compels wages. In one  year the State has secured employment for  50,000 men.  The citizen is provided with sanitary "dwellings, with unadulterated  food, with schools and technical colleges, and with insurance for sickness and old age. - For. a penny he  can travel almost from one end of  Berlin to the other by electric tramway or electric railway. His streets  are elean, brilliantly lighted and  noiseless; his cafes and music halls  are innumerable. Ho lives in a palace. And all this is the result of  municipal government by experts instead of by amateurs  DAY   GROWING  LONGER.  A scientific writer in the Electrical  magazine advances the startling  theory that the time occupied by our  world in its diurnal rotation is  slowly lengthening. The fact, ho  says, remains irrefutable that the  duration of our present day is much  loss than it was some million years  ago; but there are now several natural physical causes tending to effect a gradual arrest of the earth's  proper motion about her axis.  The most important of these is thc  retarding effect  of  tidal  action     influenced by the sun and moon's  attraction.   Thc tides,   no  doubt,    had  an  enormously   greater  effect   during  .the early stages of tho earth's career  .than at  present;  but while the     retarding action  of the tides still remains    probably the greatest factor  in  the  possible  lengthening  of     the  ,day, it    must be infinitely loss than  iformcrly, when the globe was a mol-  jten state, and at a still earlier period when it was in a gaseous condition.  I Thero are other retarding causes  which have to do with tho lengthen-  ening of tho day���������the drift of millions of tons of glaciers in their flow  towards the equator, the weight of  excoriae thrown up by volcanic action from possibly the depth of a  jmile to the earth's surface, and the  action of magnetic currents, which  Iwould absorb some energy from the  [revolving mass that represents our  world.  To prove to y<m *Shafc Ur.  Chuso'a Ointment :"������ a oortnin  and absolute euro for eat*  and every form of itchina  bleodingand protruding pileu,  'Tie manufacturers have cmarr.Mccd it. Sec tea.  imonials in the daily press and ask yournei^h*  lors what they think o f it.   1 ou can use it and  tefc Tour money back if not cured. 60c a dox, all  11 dealers or Edmanson.Bates & Co~ Toronto,  Lady���������"Why don't you go to -work?  Don't you know that a rolling stone  gathers no moss?" The Tramp���������  "Madam, not to evade your question  at all, but merely to obtain information, may I ask what practical  utility moss is to a man in my condition?" *;'     ,   ���������"'  TAKE  NOTICE.  We publish simple, straight testimonials, not press '���������,.-. agents' interviews,  from well-known people.  From all, over America they testify  to the merits of MINARD'S LINIMENT, the best of Household Remedies.  0.   C.  RICHARDS   &  CO.  PROBLEM OF THE PAUPER.  Great    Question  . Which  England  Has to Face.  England's greatest and most pressing problem to-day is not Imperial  federation. Nor is it preferential  tariffs within tho Empire. Tho problem that is worrying her most is,  what to do with her paupers, says  the New York Sun.  One family out of four of that  country's population earns normally  less than $5 per week, and 8' per  cent, of all the families in the kingdom have an average income less  than this. In London one person in  every fivo dies in the workhouse (a  public poorhouse in which adult paupers aro made to work), in public  hospitals, or in public lunatic asylums. In 1887, out of 82,545 deaths  in London, 17,000 took place in  public institutions for paupers. This  being the normal state of affairs,  somo idea may be formed of the  frightful conditions existing among  the laboring class when, as now, the  country is suffering from a severe industrial depression. Hundreds of  thousands of men and women are  out of work, their little savings aro  where they wanted to bring on a  quick, violent revolution. In the present ctmergency, as in past ones,  they are not spinning theories or indulging in violent talk of riots, but  a largo portion of the intellect and  wealth of tho country is energetically endeavoring to ameliorate present  had conditions and to contrive some  Vmeans to prevent their recurrence.  The rich arc contributing generously  to the Mansion House and other  funds for tho relief ob* the poor; and  meantime both socialists and non-  socialists ore attacking vigorously  itho land laws, which probably are.  at the root of present deplorable  conditions.  . There are very few cleansing operations in which Sunlight  Soap cannot  be   used to' advant  '���������ere.  It  makes "the home  bright  and clean.  IB  Dyeing!   Cleaning!  For (ha *rarf bait tend your work to tha  '���������BRITISH AMERICAN DYEING CO."  Laok for a������aat In jour (own, or ������������������ad 4!raa&.  Montreal, Torooto, Ottawa, Quebt*  No  Breakfast Table,  complete without  ^4umMu_ jJU~t<M, <z������rtv>u4 ������������������e>--Mcs^   -  d&&d itfl&������''PCrfsf ^rfies <&eu?ud^.  Wo can handle your poultry either  alive or dressed to best advantage.  Also your butter, eggs, honey and  other' produce. <  THE   LAWS^N   QO!VI?VMSS.OSI   CO.,   Limited  Cor.   Woit   Market   anil   Coltiorno   Sis', 'TORONTO.  An ^admirable food, with all  its natural qualities intact,  fitted to build up and maintain  robust \health, and to resist  winter's extreme cold. It is  a valuable  diet for children.  The   Most  Nutritious  and Economical.  The game of chess is still included  in the curriculum of "Russian schools.  He���������"Why did Miss Oldly take to  the violin?" She���������"Because a .bow  goes with It."   f   Miiiard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia  ESTATES IN LONDON.  Bits    of    Land" That Bring    Their  Noble Owners Wealth.  Viscount Portman owns less than  300 of London's 74,672 acres, but  they ar������ worth more than half a  county elsewhere. y  The Duke of Bedford is lord of 84,-  000 acres; but the 118 acres which  lie within the four-mile radius are  probably more valuable than all the  rest put together. The Duke, it is  said, draws an income of $60,000  from the tolls levied on the fruit  and vegetables that enter Covent  Garden Market, in addition-to an  -enormous sum from rents.  The Duke of Westminster has two  estates in.London, either of which  yields a truly regal income. From  thc two estates.the Duke is said to  draw many millions a year.  The Duke of Portland has a snug  and very valuabfe little estate tuck-  ed'away in the corner between Portland place and Marylebone road. In  point of acres it is insignificant, but  it produces in rents ������2,500,000 a  year.  When in the 17th century Sir John  Spencer, Lord Mayor of London,  bought for a song a few acres in  the districts known as Clerkenwell  and Canonbury, 'he little dreamt that  he was preparing a regal fortune for  a noble family.  Sir John had a charming daughter  who was wooed by a handsome but  impecunious Baron, Lord Northampton, on whom the city Knight refused to smile as a potential son-in-  law. But the young lover was determined to have his way in spite  of pacernal frowns, and one day, so  the story goes, he dressed himself as  a baker's apprentice, called at the  Knight's house, and carried off the  heiress in his basket on the top of  his head.  To this romantic incident the Lord  Northampton of our day owes the  enormous revenue that comes from  bis London property.  ������������������ 1 :   HABIT'S  CHAIN.  Certain      Habits       Unconsciously  Formed and Hard to Break.  An ingenious philosopher estimates  that the amount of will power r.roces-  sary to break a life-long habit would,  if it could be transformed, lift a  weight of many tons.  It sometimes requires a higher degree of heroism to break the chains  of a pernicious habit than to lead a  forlorn hope in a bloody battle. A  lady writes from an Indiana town:  "From my earliest childhood I was  a lover of coilee. Before I was out  of my teens I was a miserable dyspeptic, suffering terribly at times  with my stomach.  "I was convinced that it was coffee  that was causing the trouble and  yet I could not deny myself a cup  for breakfast. At the age of 36 I  was in very poor health, indeed. My  sister told me I was in danger of  becoming  a  coffee drunkard.  "But I never could give up drinking coffee for breakfast although' it  kept rne constantly ill, until I  tried Postum. I learned to make it  properly according to directions,  and now we can hardly do without  Postum for breakfast, and care  nothing at all for coffee.  "I am no longer troubled with  dyspepsia, do not have spells of suffering with ray stomach that used  to trouble me so when I drank coffee." Name given by Postum Co.,  Battle  Creek,  Mich.  Look in each pkg. for the famous  little book, "The Road to Well-  vilito."    INDIANS' SUPERSTITIONS.  Believe in   Ghosts,     Witches     and  Power of the Medicine Men.  The Indian believes there are boa  constrictors .,in the streams of North  America, and also that the South  American tapir lives in North America.' He calls tho boa constrictor  the iste-ach-war-nayer and calls tho  tapir   nocas-oh-mer.  The Indian believes he has a cure  and preventive -for rabies or hydrophobia.' He also believes he can  cure any snake bite on earth, from  a ground rattler to a velvet tail or  diamond rattler. An Indian never  was known to go mad from a dog  bite or die from a rattler's bite,,  while other races succumb to the ve*-  nom of a snake or go mad from the  bite of a rabid dog. The Indiarj believes that cleansing the stomach  each full of the moon by vomiting  gives long life and good health to  all who will practise it through  life.  The Indian, when in battle and  fatally wounded, believes that if his  medicine man can reach him with  his bitter medicine before he dies it  will give his instant relief and he  will be able to escape from'the battlefield, lie thinks every man is  honest until he finds him out, in  which event he loses all confidence in  him and never gets over it.  The Indian never makes up after  falling out with any one. He may  speak to an enemy as he passes, but  dies with tho hatred in his heart.  He believes as much or has as  much faith in an Indian doctor as  the paleface has in his M.D. \-'." The  Indian doctor claims he never undertakes to treat a patient unless ho  thoroughly understands the nature  of the case.  The red man once believed in witches, but he does not how. He says  Some old time Indians were witches,  but they are not the. experts in medicine they once were. He believes:  that through their medicines was;  gained the power of, witchcraft.  Tho Indian believes in ghosts, but  claims that not many are able to see  them; some never see them, while  others do.  ������ -; ���������;���������.'������������������  ALREADY SUPPLIED.  The man who has to pitch the hay  Sighs "Ok, to just sit down  Beside a desk and work the way  Those felloes do in town." '  The man    who's  caged from     morn  till  night" '���������'..'���������''  Takes liver pills,  and then  Says sadly,  "If I only might  Be on the farm again!"  For Over Slicty Yencs  MRf'.WiNfM.o'w'isSo-vrHTNo Syiw? h.v������ bs������n -a-ii-l *j  mUlioTieof mother* for their children while teethin*.  lleoolhasthe child, softens tlieguirw.aHayapain, euro)  windoolic.retfiilatesthostomacbanilliotrels, nDiiifl clw  totstremedyfor Diarrhoea. Twauty-llve oente a bottle  told by druggist* throughout tha world. Ba sure o.al  ���������Is/or"iifti. WiNsLoyrjaooTuixuSvuirr."   W-01  He���������"I suppose Miss -de Millions  married that poor young artist because she loved him?" Shcj���������"No;  because her dearest friend loved  him-'''  Used in H.B.K. Mitts, Gloves  and Moccasins���������tough as whale-  vbone, flexible, soft, pliable, scorch-  proof, ���������wind -proof, boil-proof?  crack-proof, tear-proof, rip-proof,  cold-proof, almost wear-proof���������  certainly   the    greatest   leather.  ;ever used in mitts and gloves. >  "Like buckskin it is tanned  without oil, unlike buckskin it is  not porous, it is wind-proof-���������will  * outwear three buckskins.  ���������"Pinto" Mitts and Gloves  never crack or. harden, never get  sodden, are always warm, pliable,  soft and comfortable.  Sold at all dealers but never with-  out this brand:���������  te  I  l&m&'s Llnimeiit Cures Burns, etc  When a Japanese audience wish to  express disapproval of a play, they  turn their hacks to the> stage.  An idea of the popularity of  Tuckett's Marguerite Cigars may  be gained from the fact that the  sales in 1904 exceeded 12,000,000,  which is by far the largest sale of  any brand in the history of  Canada.  She3���������"I think it's so silly of lovers to quarrel." He���������"Yes. Tho  making up is so expensive."  Miiiard's Liniment Cures Dandruff, -  HIS. LAST    PLACE.  A gentleman who was interviewing a valet asked him, "Why did  you leave the last place you lived  at?"  "Well, sir," replied the valet, "I  didn't like it at all, nnd was glad  to leave. But I could go back any,  time I like."  "Then, if you could go back again  that shows you must bear a good  character, so I'll engage you," said  the gentleman.  It afterwards transpired that the  last place the valot lived at was a  prison.  Women kiss when they meet just  to show tho men that they are  ready to do unto othcru as they  would that others should do unto  them  HUDSON BAY KNITTING CO.  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ISSUE NOi 1���������05,, ���������:������  PROPERTY IN HEDLEY  Is A  And  Will  Safe Investment  is the supply point for the Nickel Plate  mountain, on which is situated the  famous "Nickel Plate"���������the richest gold mine in Canada���������  and many other promising mines and prospects. It is the  mining and business centre of the  Similkameen  the new mining district wliich has already been proven, by a  small amount of development work, to be one of the richest  gold, copper and coal mining sections of  British Columbia.  HEDLEY is the chief town on the route of the pro-,  posed Coast-Kootenay railway; and with the advent of this  road, which is assured in the near future, it will unquestionably become a large and important city, and town lots will  bring big returns on money invested at the present time.  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  Scott Ave. (main st.)    $400 to $600  Other Streets    $200 to $400.  .... 1 d\i"l<>7iiii  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  For Those Who Invest Now  ==Piirchase a few Lets before the Railway Comes������������������  For F^ull Particulars, Maps Etc.,  ��������� Pi-fvi-rv to ���������  The Hedley City Townsite Company, Ltd.  HEDLEY, B.C.  L. W. SHATFORD,  Secretary and ilanager,  M  WE MAKE  Try.  One Grade Only  AND  THEY STAND THE  Heaviest   Fires.  Ne\ser  Knowrn to "Roll.  "We do not make  Thin Wall Safes.  Vktoria  Cross  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and  Invigorating,  NOW IN ITS 39th YEAR  The leading mining periodical of the  world, with tlie strongest, editorial staff of  any technical publication.  Subscription   $5,00   a year  (including  U. S., Canadian, Mexican postage.)  Sample copy free. Send for Book Catalogue.  The Engineering and Mininq Journal  261 Brotdway, New York  "\\  fiCommercial Hotel  HEDLEY, B. C.  This hotel under new management has been  re-modelled, and has ample accommodation for  a large number of people. The table is supplied  with the best in the market. The bar contains  the popular brands of liquors and cigars.  Henderson <Mh Fra$ei% Proprietors.  Subscribe  for  the Gazette.  Mclennan, mcfeely & co��������� Ltd.  Vancouver, B. C  tmrnaKPFWutiumiutma  Wholesale and Retail  HARDWARE,  STOVES,  SPORTING GOODS.  Grand Union Hotel  HERRING & WINKLER, Props.  Choice   Liquors  and   Cigars  always in stock.  Good Table and Comfortable  Rooms.  Careful attention to wants of travelling  public and regular boarders.  The GRAND UNION is the nearest to the works of the Daly  Reduction Co., which makes it especially suited for regular boarders.  All white help. ���������  HEDLEY, B������C.  9  LIVERY, FEED & SALE STABLES  F" .a 5 r \/5 e= w/  -ALSO���������  Proprietors���������FAIRVIEW    AND     PENTICTON  STAGE   LINE.  Good Horses and Rigs and Careful Drivers.  Teams furnished to do freighting, transferring and  general teaming, and good saddle  horses always on hand. v .. _/ I  PROPERTY IN  Is  A  Good,  Safe  EDIEY  Investment  And  Will  Make  Money  Mffc������llf*������f *8 the supply pqint for the Nickel Plate moun-  ��������� ��������� ���������VlliV.J tain, on which is situated the famous *��������� Nickel  Plate"���������the richest gold mine in Canada���������and many other  promising mines and prospects. It is the mining and business  centre of the  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  Similkameen  the new mining district which has already been proven, by a  small amount of development work, to be on - of the richest  gold, copper and coal mining sections of  British Columbia.  HEDLEY is the chief town on the route .of the. proposed  Coast-Kootenay Railway; and with the advent of this .load,  which is assured in the near future, it will unquestionably  become a large and important city, and town lots will bring  big returns on money invested at the present time.  Scott Ave. (main st.) ....   .$400 to $600  Other Streets    $200 to $400.  ��������� ������.. 1 dyi'l^,,..  1=3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  For Those Who Invest Now.  -^---���������^^Purchase a few Lots before the Railway Comes:^==  For full Particulars, Maps Etc.,  -APPUY   TO���������  The Hedley City Townsite Co'y, Ltd.  L. W. SHATFORD, ' worn   nw     rV   ~  Secretary and manager, - - TlfciDLEY,   B.C.  s������*������*������*i  *  Mrs. G. ft Loon 1  ���������#:*M*******e**  jg.DRYjGOODS  I      FANCY GOODS  BOOTS & SHOES J  Try:  I Millinery in Latest Styles  (j# ���������AGENTS FOR.���������  $      MASON dfi, RJSCH Pianos.  3 ***3*****.***  IflEDL&y,  B. 6. *  CEYLON TEA.  Pure and  Invigorating.  ALffltH MEfll  WE MAKE  MARKET  Fresh  and  Cured ..Meats  Wholesale  and  Retail  One Grade Only  AND  THEY STAND THE  Heaviest  Fires.  Grand Union Hotel  HERRING & WINKLER, Props.  Choice   Liquors ��������� and   Cigars  always in stock.  Good Table and Comfortable  Rooms.  Careful attention to -uveints of tr-Av<e>lllnf������  public and regular boarders.  The GRAND UNION is thc nearest to the works of the Daly  Reduction Co., which makes it especially suited for regular boarders.  All white help. -  HEDLEY, B.C.  Never Known to F*&il.  All Orders Promptly Delivered.  Bates Given to Hotels and  Boarding Houses.  5 Per Cent, off for Cash.  10 "       "     off on Saturdays.  R J. Wynne,  MANAGER.  We do not make  Thin Wall Safes.  MGDOUOall & GO'S  LIVERT, FEED 8 SALE STABLES  Fafrview  ���������ALSO���������  Proprietors-^FAIRVIEW    AND     PENTICTON  STAGE   LINE.  Good Horses and Rigs and Careful Drivers.  Teams furnished to do freighting, transferring and  general teaming, and good saddle  horses always on hand.  ���������SCommercial Hotel  HEDLEY, B.C.  This hotel under new management has been  re-modelled, and has ample accommodation for  a large number of people. The table is supplied  with the best in the market. The bar contains  the popular brands of liquors and cigars.  Henderson ������> Fra$er9 Proprietors.  Mclennan, mcfeeu & co., Ltd.  Vancouver, B. C  Wholesale and Retail  HARDWARE,  STOVES,  SPORTING GOODS.  China's  reply to the Russian  chnvgesi of violation of neutral-  Uy. hns been forwarded  to the  , powers, and i.s of a character to  iinjiko  Russia feel  "sorry  that  she spoke," for not only is it a  ] pretty thorough refutation  of  the  charges  made   but   places  , China in a much better light on  I tlie subject of neutrality observ-  ; ance.   That Russia's position is  i aiiy worse  because  of it,  does  . not follow, for in her diplomacy  {'she   had   already   reached  the  stage where one lie more or less  doesn't count.  Snare. <i  Amor.  land   n.  Hull.   .  ���������8   u    ii  terious  inonui. ���������  throu*^.  Of   till*!  tensive ���������������<,  which     i.  enormous  lieved   to   ,  Hall     has-  years' ������>.���������  Zimbabyi  desian  months*   ;-r ..  reques-  the M;.  in rnx.s  bell.-to  ;  galleries.    ���������!������������������  of some lor  inlormcd   He-  his  recent   o  baoye   bad   I ;  these * r* r ���������������.  tion.       F"s. r!;  hitherto   i-i'1;  cii'tit   or'!  pold orP'       ��������� ���������  in ft;, the ��������� ��������� ; _:---i'  waa  practiced  ai^-ns.-.  '''>.'< t ���������*    ;t  .���������f.*oi ! en  '��������� l=   ; "! :  ���������'l ;n, *,   ,        .,'>  ���������'������:   i!������������������  "V   much   ���������.  sceneries o'  .  ��������� e,tt*ri   fe;-     .  'tire*,   buri'i*:  "  ';���������>. d relics'  when  'phn-'Ii'  .   have   becii   hi:  portant.    A   larsri* section  o'':  ter.   also of jro!d   and    other  h(is Iven  seriT'-e:!.   The eM'rie*"*-'"  '"���������'oelesin   was the country fro* ��������� ,*��������� '  ''inp "-"'���������olomon's    frold  was   o!>t.-  ire fast  per.urn;!ating'.    The    hir:  ������������������f  the   r-n-n  nnrir-it   portion   of  t'  ��������� 'nw''������������������..   nnrt   extensive   ruins   ���������*���������������(������������������  '!������������������** i"'   ro   hni-n  iioon  Sabaeo-." -ibieng  ������f  about .iriO������ "B.O-..   who     ef      t'-- t .'  rfn*ei"er������������  the  rold purvpvors  of the !  "���������oriel.   Vo iw������e"r'*stion has* been   rrftf'e ���������  that any of trr structure* wen* ere<"t- ;  ���������v!  hy  th������  "Phoenician*, but     distinct j  trace* ������f their  influence ara believed ;  t������ havo b-Mn ertiacovered.  i  i  t  I  ���������  1  t  f  d  i-  K  o  l-  ������.  t  h.  i  s  se  Iv*-  ...   "'oi Treat.  A retniarkable fiah atory ja told by,  ��������� gentleman  who  has been spending  a few    days' holiday near    "tagestre  Hall. Staffordshire. Eng.  While be was walking round a point  in  the  neighborhood,  he  says, a lads  came out of a house    and   threw   ������.  piece of bread on  the placid surface  of the water. Suddenly there was   a  swirl, a glimpse of bright color, and  the bread disappeared. Other crumba  followed,   thrown  nearer and    nearer,  to    thc bank, and    gradually    there  swam    into    view    a    fine    rainbow  trout.  Without the slightest - trace of  .������������������liynofis the fish came to the edpe of  th'o !*������n!c at the foot of the lady, and  v.-jiited for more bread to be thrown,  and this he swallowed up with great  irusto.  The lady, in reply to quostions,  stated that the trout had bewn her  pet fe*r a lon<*- time, and liad become  so tinni! that it would even take &  worn* or ;i piece of meat from her  I in pern. The; pool is stocked with hun-  drs-rls of trout, but this, .. curiously  enough, is thc only one amongst'  Uk'hi all to  act this way.  Kan** it:" Kt-^Uuil Xota *i*TIt!> a HUl<Vry.  Apropos of ill'-) return ol Lore!  j l)'.:nd j::.'.!-.;, iiir.ny people may not  I.siov.- tli:ii theri* is in the ll.-ui't-: uf  Kni'liir.fl ;n ������l,(i(Hi note whie.ii r.:i-al)a  scd i:i.*:.'ioi'it*3 oi' the* first Kr.rl of  [Jumionaki. After be-in-,' di.s^racicl in  l'*r!������:'lii:iel on a frtlne* accusation, he*  joined the I'.raziliun navy, ai't>*T service with Chile, and was its first admiral.  In 1S14. he was sentenced to a  year's imprisonment and to pay a  fine of ,-fji,()()(). The money wa;i col-  lt*e*te*d hy his con.stiti'i-nt.s at Westminister in penny subscriptions. Very  much against his will, he paid the  tine with a ������1,000 bank note, on tho  back of which he wrote: "I submit  to robbery to protect myself from  murder, in the hope that I shUl live  to brinp the delineiuents to justice."  ���������London Graphic.  NOW IN ITS 39th YEAR  The leading mining periodica] of the  world, with the strongest editorial staff of  any technical publication.  Subtcription   IS.00   a year (including  U. S.i Canadian, Mexican postage.)  Sample copy free. S������nd for Book Catalogue.  The Enoineerinq and Minino Journal  261 Broa4way> Ne* York  n THE SORROWS OF BOBBY.  "I'll Dover  speak  a piece  again.  I don't care ������;h������;i folks say,  'Cause   onca:  1    learned tho    nicest  speech  To speak at school last  day;  My,  but  I studied  awi'ul hard, ,  An.'   practiced  makin'   bows,  When I wan chorin'   'round the barn  'I'd say it to the cows.  Then, when the, foks all come,  An'I was called to speak,  I  clean forgot to make a bow,'  An' my knees was dreadful weak.  Stid o' the words I was. to say.  -'There come a great big lump  In  my  throat,  an'   stuck there fast,  An' I stood there  like a gump.  Jes' like a gump, with open month  Aii' starin' eyes an' achin' heart;  Then everybody laughed,  but ma  (She alius takes my part.)  I spect I'd be a standiiv , yet,  My mind was that confused.  But,teacher,  speakin' .jes'  as kind,  Said:   '_'B.ofoby,..-ybu ai0  'soused."  Ziggsby���������"There goes a fellow who  whistles at danger." Persia���������"Ah!  he must bea very brave fellow. Who  Is he?" Ziggsby���������"A locomotive  driver."  "Is this a good place to hunt rabbits?" asked the amateur sportsman.  "I should just say so," rcplisd the  boy; "you could Inmt .here i'or a  weak, arid never tod none."  NO DOUBT ABOUT  ROBT. BOND'S CASE  HE    WAS CURED   OF BRIGHT'S  .,. DISEASE BY DODD'S Kp-  NEY  FILLS. :  Doctors Said There Was no Hope  For Him, but He is a Well  Man How.  Mount Brydges, Out., Jon. 16.���������  (Spe-iaf.)���������That Dodd's Kidney- Pills  cure Bright's Disease completely and.  permanently has been clearly showij  in the case of Mr. Robt. Bond, a  well-known, resident of this place.  Mr. Bond docs not hesitate to say  he owes his life to Dodd's Kidney  Pills.  ..������������������������������������ ���������.,... ���������."'   .'���������������������������.���������'  .'.'.My. attending physician,":r Mr.  Bond states, "said I was in the last  stages of Wright's Disease and that  there was no hope for me. I then  commenced to use Dodd's Kidney  Pills and no other remedy. I used  in.all about twenty boxes whon my  doctor pronounced inc quite well.  I have had no return of the trouble  since."  Bright *s Disease is Kidney Disease  in its worst form. "Dodd's Kidney  Pills always cure it. .They, also easily cure milder, forms of Kidney  Complaint.  IGHT  REDUCES  EXPENSE,  S5,0G0 Reward ZlfdHJJS  Limited, Toronto, to any person who  :an prove that Ibis soap contains  my form of adulteration whatsoever,  ���������h* contains any injurious chemicals  Ask for thc Octason Bar.  / -:.  ���������*������������������ ������f  ���������v  Dyeing!   Cleaning I  For th* vary fcatt (tad four w������t k to tfc*  "���������RiTltH AMERICAN DYEING 00."  -1 Laoh lor ���������feat, In f 0*1 town, or i������d 4lr������M������  Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Qucfeetfc  d&4i*>Cc~ti<6 rvAtyyl".  c^e^ded/Su mv  POULTRY  aaii*  C-,  Qerrsfortabie Livin  WITH  A  Chatham Incubator  Poultry raising with a Chatham  Incubator is a very profitable and  easily managed occupation. Unless  you want to go into it extensively it  need take but very little of your time.  Government reports show that the  demand for chickens in Canada is  greatly in excess of the supply and  Great Britain is always clamoring-  for more. . That means a steady  market and good prices" for chickens.  You cannot raise chickens successfully with a setting- hen. She is wasting- time setting when she should be  laying-. While she is hatching and  brooding- a few chickens she could be  laying- five or six dozen eggs. The  percentage of chickens she hatches is  much less than that produced by the  Chatham Incubator.  It will pay you to own a Chatham  ! Incubator.  Chatham Incubators contain et'ery  improvement of importance in Incubator construction that has'been produced.   They are made of thoroughly  seasoned wood, with two Avails, case  within  case.     Between   these  walls  ! mineral wool is  packed forming- the  j very best insulation.    Each piece of  | the case is mortised and grooved and  | screwed, making the whole as solid  I as a rock.    Chatham Incubators are  equipped   with   scientifically perfect  regulators   which   are   an   infallible  means of reg-ulating the temperature.  y  lo cash to pay unti  October, 1905.  We will start you raising poultry  for profit with a Chatham Incubator  without one cent of money from you  unfil next Fall. That means that you  can take off seven or eight hatches  and make considerable money out of  the Incubator before thc first payment  becomes due.  We couldn't make this offer if we  were not certain that if yoei accept it  you will get complete satisfaction, if  we were not positive that the Chatham  Incubator will pay you a handsome  yearly income.  This is a straightforward offer. We  make it to show our supreme confidence in the Chatham Incubator. We  want you to accept this offer as we  are sure of the satisfaction our Incubator will give. Every machine we  have put out so far has made other  sales in the same neighborhood  Our offer is to send you a Chatham  Incubator at once, freight prepaid by  us without one cent of cash from you.  You make your first payment in  October, 1906. The balance to be paid  In October, 1906, or if a Cash Buyer  you get it cheaper. Could any offer  be fairer or more generous ?  Smith Falls, Out.. Horomber lfttii, 1004.  Tho Tnenbotor and Brooder tint I bought from your  Bccnt, on tlmo. I w!������h now to p������y tie whole amonnt  tills fall. If yoti will give mo a discount, I am -very  nmch pl������M������3 with "both IneuTtttor ond Brooder, n������a  would not l*o without (bum, becauso I cleared this  season, more tlian the Incubator ������nd Brooder cost mc.  YonrsroB^ullr.   m.8LOp_   .  Write us toVday for full particulars  of our offer and mention this paper.  Don't put it aside for another *tinie as  this special proposition "fiiiybe withdrawn ai any time.  T*rlS MANSON '.CAJWPBELLCO., Limited  Dapt. 32 Chatham, Ont.  '���������  i       ���������' ��������� '���������:"'  ��������� ������IA>lI/FACTl!REJt3 OF '        ' .  Ch*tbam Taming ?.t.tlla. find  Clmtb.-im Fmto S/:a'ea,_  .; :    :���������' nisTiuroTiNo WAtiKHouaM at'���������������������������������������������������������������'  Moninvi!, Que., Uramlon, Man., Caltrary. Alto..  ���������:' - itrr IVflnlmimter.rn.C., Halifax; K.S.-  FACT0R1E3 AT -.,.���������������  OUTCOME 03? THE WAE..  Russia Must Be the First to    Sue  "For Terms-  "This war will end when Russia  asks for terms of peace, ��������� or, in the  contrary event, when the Inst Japanese creature of either sex, capable  of ;. bearing arms, dies fighting  against her." Such was the emphatic declaration of Mrf;Arthur Dibsy,*  F.lt.G.S., founder of ���������the Japan Society of London, recently. Intervention; he regarded--.as practically out  of the question; Japan would take  care not to be swindled a (second  time;   _i-...... ���������-.._���������  '���������.:..���������._>-...-'.���������  The struggle was likely to affect  the' commerce of the world to a  greater extent than any other war in  history. It was a conflict between  a retrograde typo of civilization, re-  preser.ited by a so-called Christian  nation, and a free and enlightened  type, represented by* a so-called  heathen people. Thc real cause of  the war was the present condition  and future of China. It was the ambition of Japan to awaken the Chinese, and she would have every advantage in attempting their regeneration. Russian success would not,  in the lecturer's, opinion, be well for  British trade. Wherever a Chinaman  had come under the thumb of the  Russians, he had found it to-lus advantage to buy other than British  goods, and if Russia become all-  powerful in China, there would be a  great increase in the sale of'German,  Belgian, and Swiss products, until  such time as Russia herself could  supply tlie articles. There was undoubtedly a danger of a commercial  rivalry stronger nnd fiercer than the  world had ever seen, for China was  likely to become one of the greatest:  if not the 'greatest, of industrial nations. In the interval, at all events,  this country could keep its mills  going to their fullest extent for  China would need plant and tools,'  and a great deal of those would bo  supplied by Great Britain. Those  who engaged in this business must  dp so on scientific lines; they must  take a leaf out of thc German book  in the Far East, and several leaves  out of the Japanese. It would bo  worth   doing.  GR&NOTRUNi^^  For the Winter  ���������GO  TO���������  CALiFOitNlA, MEXICO OR  FLORIDA.  The   "Land   of   Sunshine,  Fruit.     and        Flowe*rs."  ���������-Round-trip tourist tickets  on sale daily.  Monm; Clemens ''Mineral Baths"  Situated on direct line of Grand  Trunk.  St. Catharines Mineral Springs  Those who ncejd a rest should  spend a few days or weeks at this  ���������delightful resort. Best of hotel accommodation.  For tickets . and full infonmation  call at:any Grand Trimk Ticket Office..,  THE   CAWS ON  Cor.   West   Market  We can handle your poultry elthec'  alive or dressed to best advantage.;  Also your butter, eggs, honey and  other produce.  COMMISSION   CO.,  Limited  and   Colborito   8t������.,   TORONTO..  In Germany.' employers of labor  ���������arc.-..'.compelled'' to grant one hour's  rest-at midday, and women with  household cares niay claim an extra  half-hour';---  M i nard's Lin! menl Cures Gsrget inCows  IJnrcfroshing but sound sleep nearly always shows that the blood does  not leave thc brain by the veins at  tho. normal rate. Soaking the feet in  hot water, and using a high pillow,  will  be beneficial.  A. W.CHASE'S  CATASEH C&BE...  ts econt direct to the dteeassd  parts by the Improved Blower.  Keah tte uloeis, clears tli������ alt  pjwsages, *ie>ps dropping* in tha  throat and perrnanairUy cniea  Catarrh and Hay Fever. Blower  free. Al! dealer*, or Dr. A. W. Chas������  I Medicine Co.. Toronto and Buffalo.  ! The minister look'od round with  thc Rook in his hand. "Who jrlves  tins bride away?-" he domando.l "f  do," hastily replied - her father,  "most* willingly."  DEADLY PISTETJIVEONIA.  In All Its Varieties Disease is Due  to Infection.  In all its varieties, pneumonia is  due to  infection.  Twenty years ago even that much  was unknown. Now it is an undisputed fact that the majority of cases of this most elendly diseases are  caused by a germ "known as the  pneumoccus-���������or, as -it goes about  in pairs, thc dipplocoee'us pneumoniae. That there are other bacilli  which cause pneumonia is also admitted. How many different varieties aro in this"class is a question,  but several of them have been discovered  beyond  cavil.  "Pneumonia," says a distinguished  authority, "in caused by weakening  of tho lungs duo to congestion, allowing the inroad of germs which  were in the body before."  Investigations have apparently established thc fact that all the microorganisms which cause pneumonia  enter through the respiratory organs. The bacilli are found in large  quantities in thc mouths and noses  and breathing passages of persons in  a normal condition of health. In  fact, ai'cording to a Chicago physician, who made many tests, pneumonia producing germs exist in tho  bodies of 45 out of every 100 persons, under average normal conditions.  When pnomrmnia develops in one  lung or both, as the result of a cold,  or because of some other depressing  fact', it means thnt tho patient is in  such a reduced slate that the microorganism can lake hold and multiply.  It is evident, therefore, that nmin-  ��������� taining tho general.health 's'thenrat  IcSson  of prevention.  TAKE  NOTICE. .  "We publish simple, straight tcsti-.  nionials, not press agents' interviews,   from well-known, people.  From, all over America they testify  to 'the merits of MINARD'S L.INI-  'MI5NT, thc best of Household Remedies.     . .���������'���������'���������'���������.  0.   C.   RICHARDS   &   CO.  OPENING FOR A YOUNG MAN.  "Yes," said Mrs. Malone, to the  old friend who was picking up tho  threads of family history, "my Rob-  by, he's travelling with a circus  now,"  "Pretty hard work, isn't it?"- inquired the  interested caller.  "Never a bit of it," returned the  proud mother of Bobby. "He's )iv-  ing like a gentleman, ho is���������hands in  his pockets, as ye might say,���������for  it's a handsome sala.ry he gets, and  evei*y blessed thing he has to do is  to lay his head in the lion's mouth  a matter o' some two or three times  a da5r or thereabouts!"  IRELAND CAN GROW TOBACCO.  An Initial     Experiment   Produces  Surprising Results.  A new era'appears to have opened  for Irelanel. Not only will she be a  manufacturer of' tobacco, but she  appears likely to bo able to grow a  good leaf of her own.  From the lands of Col. Nugent Ev-  crard, in Randalstown, County  Meath, twenty ucres of tobacco have  been harvested, and' Professor ~J. N.  Harper, of Kentucky University, the  American" tobacco expert, describes  it as "a tobacco crop of the highest  quality, quite equal to that, in Virginia and Kentucky." Professor'Harper also pronounces thc Irish climate  to be almost perfectly suited for tobacco culture.  Col Everard has been supported-by  tho Irish Department of Agriculture  and his is tho first .experiment in  producing a tobacco crop in Ireland  on a commercial and practical scale.  The Department of Agriculture  agreed to assist anyone who would  experiment with tobacco culture to  thc extent of ten acres by. bearing  the cost "of ..the drying and curing  plant. Col. * ILverard agreed " to lay  down twenty acres. The best procurable seed was brought ,from Viiv  ginia, and planted early in tho  spring, and since SuktemJber the process of curing, sorting and drying  has given employment to a number  of local  hands.  The twenty acre.-s have yielded  about 14,000 pounds weight of leaf.  This is a remarkable result for what  ie practically an initial experiment;  it is estimated, however, that thc average yield per acre will be ./about  1,000 pounds of tobacco. Dublin  manufacturers and experts have valilea Lhcj samples already grown as high  as 16 cents a pound for;the ;.bcst  leaves. '.���������..���������'���������  The Government . has removed the  prohibition against tobacco culture,  and undertakes : to refund to J* tho  grower one-third of the duty levied.  The concession, however, is limited  to. five farmers to undertake tho  heavy initial years, and it is impossible to expect cost for this, limited period.  ?.-.  f :  "  A NEW PLUG, OF TOBACCO.  : The Tuckett Tobacco Company-  has, placed upon the market 5a  new plug of their celebrated T &  B tobacco, which, sells at 10 cents.  The well-known quality of the tobacco assures the success of the  new venture.  Made big enough for a big  man to work in with comfort  Has more material in it than  any other brand of shirt in  Canada. Made on the  H.B.K. scale it requires 39^  to 42 yards per dozen, whereas  common shirts have only 32  to 3 3 yards.  The celebrated soprano was in the  middle of her solo, when little Freddie said to his mother, referring to  the ' conductor"- of the orchestra:���������  "Why does that man hit at thc woman with his .slick?" "He is not  hitting at her," replied his mother.  "Keep quiet." "Well, then, what  is she hollerin'  for?"  Miiiard's Liniment Cures Colds, &o.  Sloel fishing-rods have "been 'brought  to such a *anto of perfection . that  they arc now being sold extensively  in the pla'.*e ol those of bamboo. It  is saiel that they are handier . to  carry,  and  are better  balanced.  ��������� That's the reason why the  H,B.K.������������������'*--Big" Shirt never  chafes the armpits, is never  tight at the neck or wristbands, is always loose, full  and comfortable and wears  well.  Each s.hirt.bcai-s a tiny book  that tells the whole history  of the " Big" . Shirt, and  also contains a notarial  declaration that thc H.B.K.  " Big " ��������� Shirt contains 39><  to 42 yards of material per  dozen.  Sold at all dealers but only;  with this brand:���������  HUDSON BAY KNITTING CO.  Montreal       Winnipeg   -Dawson  %  A picco of lancewopd an inch  sciuarc will stand a strain of 2,000  pounels   before   breaking.  Ffr Over Sixty Yenr*  lUn!=.WlN������UOWl-803TUINo8VKUrt)tl t������*)0r|lll| ft  DiUUoi.ee! tsMtIie*ra for their c'lllrtren whlla uv,>iln{.  lUoo;liDBt/hechild,Roftemn th������enui������.aliay������|i[iiln, lorut  ciDdcollc.rrgiilatuitUietitoinacnnn'UiO'TeK inilii h>  inBtreinedye'ijr O.unhwu. i'wauty-n>������������i-jiiU n iot,i.li  fcclcl by drugiiauairoiUfhoul. U>������ world. Jin sura iin 1  l8iw"Mi*... Wiawtorf'Bdooi'iiisudvui/r."   u-m  "Littlo Willie���������"Father, what is a  spendthrift?" Father���������"He is a  man who spends a great deal of  money foolishly." ".Little Willie���������  "Then, is a man who lends lots of  money foolishly a lendthrift?"  '7&8S&6&  A German inventor has recently  produced o. magazine camera, which  is contained within thc handle of n  cane.  Minard's Liniment Cures Distemper  PnOFIlIJLTAIlY  "RIGHT.  little F;dith had spent an afternoon busily searching with nimble  fingers through the soft fur of her  pet kitten. When she was through  she carno to report to her mother.  "O mamma," she. cried, "I found  a little flea on kitty, and I caught  it!"  "What did you do with it?" asked  her mother.  "Why, I put it back on kitty  again, of course.   It was her flea."'  "And what arc you in hero, for  my poor man?" askod thc lady visitor of the prisoner. "For making  money, mum," was the reply. "But,  dear me, it's not a crime to rnako  money!" "Yes, it is, mum," replied tho pi-ispncr, '.'vvhen ypli' makes  twenty-five cents an' dollars an' so  on."  Minaad's Liniment Ouray Diphtiierla  Tho n'.nsf-ed navies of the world  Include GOO battleships, 471 cruisers,  1,25"/ gunbonts, and 1,600 torpedo  craft  Lifebuoy  Soap ��������� disinfectant ���������  i9  strongly recommended by the medical :  profession as a (safeguard against infectious  discuses. 22  For locomotive purposes last.year,  Dnglnnd consumed 9,251,563 tons  of coal, Scotland 1,700,758 tons,  and Ireland 357,092  tons.  When  the little folks lake colds  and coughs, don't neglect them  and lot them  strain the tender  membranes of their lung's,  Give them  Cure -fonicLuns  It will cure them qujckly atad  strenfjthen their lungs....  It is plejasant to take,  Prices, 2Cc, 50c, or.d $1.00.   800  ISSUE NO,  2���������05,  J , -.   n-."'- ' '  l-^-'-^V- ���������>' ,  Towa aiwS District.  morn-   -  \V. J. Snodgrass and Wm, Hender-  ' .������(m of the telephone line were in town  on Thursday last  on   their   way   to  Princeton;'  Miller's Electric "Wonderland is heading this way and will tie billed for a  date in Hedley in the near future.  tfXK) feet of moving pictures is the lib-  oral allowance for one dose.  Much    needed    repairs  have   been  Mr. 13. Burr left by Monduy  ing's'stnge on a trip'to Kansas.  Rev. A. J. Fowlie will hold service  in the Methodist church, Hedley, on  Sunday evening next; ' <  Our townspeople appreciate the convenience of .getting their waler supply  from tlie taps since the water has lx������en : <.ff<.cted on the sidewalk at the Grand  turned on. ' Union .The walk has been widened,'  Mr. A. II. Brown, superintendent oi*  '*lKl <"hfc position of   the steps, which  the Daly "Reduction Co.'s stamp mill , formerly constituted the chief source  and cyanide plant, has been indisposed   ������f danger, changed,  during the past week. Measles.   ' J    The new officers of the Ladies' Sew-  Mv.B. D. Boeing is putting up :/|������������ ������������^e, elected at their last-meet-  building on Scott avenue on the 1<a ��������� ������������ff ^e: President^ Mrs. Rodgers; V.ce  adioininq the Gazette office, on the ���������������������������������*������*, N������. Garrison; Secretary.  novth.   The building is 22 x +1 and will i ' ~���������. Mrs. Schubert; AssisUnt-  bc u-rd.-u-ab-IHardhall. . ^Cre^r>"' *?"��������� ^k'"f', Ne*fc J"6**"  ! ing will be held on Feb.8th.at the home  'x"n<-- cnhle parted on the short gravity ' ���������r *���������*���������,, Greenhill.  t���������������nr,.-ay between the tipple and the ;    ,������hc te,    hone Hne men ^^ Hed.  ore bin at the lop ot the stamp null a . ,oy from th<j south Qn ^^ affcer.  to  few days ug.>,  allowing  both chms  charge into the bin.  Tt made a "rough  hf-r.so" for a little while, but the damage was soon repaired.  ; noon' and are now well on their way  | to Princeton. The wires are"strung  I now all the way from Penticton to  ! Hedley and from Nicola to Princeton,  A big, hcallhylooking butterfly,  in j the only unfinished portion being be-  sunnnei* colors, was seen Hitting about j tween Hedley and Princeton.   The in-  the  power-house   last week.   This is j st rumen ts are at Princeton and will  scarcely what might be expected in j Ik* put in shortly.  January, but then you must remember '  that Hedley is the heart of the Sim-  while was ornamented with hand-cuffs  and leg-iron**., and a charge was prefer  red against him, of being intoxicated  the moreser ious features of the case  being over-looked by the constable in  laying the charge. He was brought before A. Megraw, J: P. on Wednesday  morning, where after a lecture and a  warning he was (fined $30.00 and $10.50  costs. During the hearing the magistrate tried to draw from the accused  some information as to where he was  getting the liquor. It is well known  that Indians have no difficulty in procuring liquor in and around Hedley,  and whether it be from the bars or  from bottles packed to them by others  outside the hotel business.the practice  must be put a stop to. Anyone who  gives liquor to an Indian is outside the  pale of all that is decent or law-abiding,  and it is altogether a false idea of  cither honor or lenity which will attempt to shield them.  Land Notice.  -TAKE NOTICE thitt 60 days from elate) I  *    intend to ripply to the Chiof Comminaioncr  Worlciifo  for permiuion to purchase  W. * Section 33, Tp. 49,  ilk.imecn.  Mr. -las. K. Roliertson, of Fairview,  has taken up another pre-emption on  the Okanagan river, below Fairview.  It was a fine piece of land that had  been overlooked until he gathered it  in, and from it he is hatching out another " park ranch."  .Tas. Watt has completed the new-  sidewalk on Scott avenue and Haynes  street. It is a seven-footer" of good  sound plank, and is held on an even  grade, the higher portion lming protected with railing; and good wide1  steps run down to the roadway on  Scott avenue, which is at present much  too low. k This gives a much better appearance . than " would have resulted  from following the natural grades.   .  E. D. Boeing's fine residence on  Kingston avenue had a narrow escape  from being burnt down on Monday  morning. The thimble going through  t the ceiling was too small and did not  allow sufficient space between the pipe  and the outer shell. The pipe becoming  too hot ignited the boards, which were,  beginning to blaze when noticed by  his little nephew, Harold Bowerman,  who gave the alarm in time to save  the house. If the man who manufactures that style of thimble knew Mr.  Boeing's opinion of where he (the manufacturer) should be it would do him  good, and probably save some houses.  It is understood that arrangements  are about completed for the opening  of a branch of one of the chartered  banks in Hedley. So far all the. business from this section has been done  with the Vernon branch of the Bank,  of Montreal, but the volume of business at Hedley has now outgrown that  arrangement and demands the location  of a branch of some bank here. The  Bank of Montreal, Bank of Commerce  and Bank of British North America  are the three institutions to which business men are looking for relief from  the serious inconvenience experienced  in being so far removed from a banking  point. The Daly Reduction Company  make no bones ahout it, that the first  bank in will get all their business; and  every business man in Hedley who has  been spoken to on the subject feels the  same way. There is no doubt that it  bank located here would receive the  loyal support of all Hedley and thc entire Similkameen valley.  The new hotel near the old crossing  of Rock Creek on the way to Midway  is proving a convenience to public  travel,, as it divides the distance on the  stage road between Sidley and Midway. It is known as the Iona "Souse,  the proprietor, J. S. McLean, hailing  formerly from the historic purlieus of  Staffa and Iona on the west coast of  Scotland, where the Iona House, famed as a tourist resort, rears its head  among the ruins of old castles and  Druid remains. If the government or  the railway companies do not got a  move on, the vicinity of this newest  Iona House will soon become also a  rendezvous for seekers after antiquarian lore, for it was here that in the  sixties the placers, of Rock Creek  maintained, for a time, a population  of nearly a thousand people, and today it is in the centre oF u thriving  farming section, and on the line oE the  two proposed and pre-proposed railways. Of course it is in the .Similkameen riding, and maybe that explains  its neglected condition in tlie matter  of railways, for on the coast they always leave the Similkameen out of all  their railway schemes.  I Tlie Gazette made inquiries of Mr.  W. P. Rodgers concerning the rumor  that the company had contracted for  a large volume of additional electric  power from the plant installed at the  Similkameen'Falls in Washington  state. Mr. Rodgers said that it was all  news to him.and he spoke admiringly  of the vivid imaginations required to  manufacture some of these canaids.  ,The ideal winter weather of the Okanagan and Similkameen is something  .that one can never get tired of talking  nlxnit. When over at Fairview on  December 15th the writer noted a  temperature of 00 degrees at 9 a. m.  and 65 degrees at 12 o'clock. On returning from Fairview last week the  weather was such that if one were  writing a story of the trip he would  -begin .with- "It was a beautiful spring  morning in January." Just fancy;  on tlie 25th of January���������the anniversary of Bobbie Burns' birthday no less  ���������spinning along th]* rood in a buggy  past Manuel Barcello's ranch, the  wheels flicking little particles of mud  and gravel on the knee cover and the  sun beaming so warmly on one's back  that the back rest of the buggy even  felt warm to the touch of the hand.  Not a vestige of snow was to be seen  anywhere on the roadside or in the  adjoining fields.���������nowhere in fact but  on the tops and sides of the surrounding mountains. The fields had that  gray, sober look which they take on  in late fall and early spring���������nature  just resting a bit before starting in on  another four crops of Richter's .alfalfa  next summer.  A fracas occurred on Tuesday afternoon on the street in the region of the  Grand Union as the result of too much  budge. Charlie Squakim, an Indian of  the Chichi wayai tribe got drunk and  proceeded to do up Charlie Burns wlm  he said owed him $20.00. Constable  Haynes stepped in to stop the trouble,  and found the Indian full of fight.  Squakim after resisting arrest for a  of Lands and  the south half of N.  OnoyooH District.  Dated At Fairview, January 26th, 1905.  3-1 It. B. VENNER.  LOST.  DETWEEN Hotel Similkameen and Sam I,cc  J-*   Sine's wash-houso, one parcol of laundry.  Finder please return to hotel.  3-1 W. T. ATHERTON.  FOUND.  ON thc sidewalk on Scott arenue. a lady's  belt Owner call-M the*  S-l GAZETTE OFFICE.  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  SATURDAY Mineral Claim.- sittiate in the  Oieoyooe Mining Division of Vale District.  Where located:  Camp Hedloy.  TAKE NOTICE that I. H. A. Whlllana, free*  ���������V. miner's cortifleato No. B78926. intend,sixty*  days from thc date hereof, to apply to the Minim* Recorder for a Certiticate of Improvement*  for thc purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  thc above claim. '���������""���������.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before thc issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 30th day of January. A. D. 1905.  3-8 H. A. WHILLANS.  c have a lot of Lumbermen's Rubbers, and  Men's, Women's and Children's Overshoes  left, and nave decidied to sell them off  At Cost  *������  as W*e don't wish to carry a single pair over  for next season. We have marked them down  from 20 to 25%. If you require a pair, secure  them at once as they will soon be all sold.  W. T. SHATFORD A CO.  General Merchandise, HEDLEY, B.C.  ..Bread For Sale..  -f\T-  Schubert's  Store.  JAS. M. CODY, Hedley, B.C.  F. RICHJER & CO.  General Store  KERE/WEOS,  0. G.  Fairview's  Leading  Hotel.....  ,S Golden Gate  H. JONES. Proprietor.  A Large and Entirely  New Stock of General   Merchandise  Just Opened.  Prices Reasonable.  Give Us a Call!  =*V  ������,.V.>'*-I* *  This house was lately overhauled and enlarged, and  is now comfortable and  convenient.  Charges moderate.  FAIRVIEW, B. C.  Cawsten 8 Edmond  HEDLEY, B. C.  =BUTCHERS=  Hedley  Livery,   Feed  and  Sale Stable  HEDLEY,     -     -     B. C.  Similkameen bred  and  Similkameen fed Cattle  have long been noted for  furnishing the finest meats  for the Boundary and the  Kootenays.  Buy it at home and know  that you are getting the  Best.  Choice Meats Always on   Hand.  HOTEL SIMILKAMEEN  HEDL.E'V, B.C.  The  Leading;  Hotel of the Slmllkaineen Valley.  This House is New and First Class in Every Respect,  Being Equipped with all Modern Conveniences���������Electric  Light, Telephone, Baths, Etc.        :'.'���������'���������  'Rates /V!o*dlet3rateec  Strictly First Class Service.  Special Attention given to  the Travelling Public.  Teaming of all kinds done.  Horses Bought and Sold.  OTEL  EDLEY  The  Leading  House  For  Commercial  Men.   :   :   :  \  W. F. REVELY,  Proprietor.  TH6 Pioneer Garriaoe  and  Repair Shop  HEDLEY,     ���������     -      B.6.  Horse-Shoeing and all kinds  of Blacksmithing done.    :    :  GEO, ft. SPR0UL&,  Proprietor.  Best Only Provided for  and Bar.    *  Table  D. G. HftGKNEY, FrOD..  lONft HOUSE  IN1  [HEN journeying to the  Boundary Country arrange your plans to stop  and rest a while at the  IONA HOUSE, the halfway hotel between Midway  ami Sidley. This is where  thc stage stops for dinner.  Good Accommodation at  Moderate Bates,  clean,  Proprietor. ji-jasw-t****-* VtJ tit.iA.*ntM&Ji W  m^U>II*>������I|S������{^^  utftiuqanattaiseMWbMAuitvtxu^^  L ��������� ���������' ii   ��������� r,   '  jilh^fiome  ������-  effS'.s  dor.,  havo  stir all  layers  SELECTED RECIPES.  ��������� Orange - Frosting���������Orale .''into' a  bowl tlie thin yellow rind of an or-  nngc. Squeeze .the juice over it, add  ��������� a tablespoonful of lemon juice unel  let .siand half an hour. Then heat  into it, gradually, powdored sugar  'enough to make it spread evenly.  Bent between each addition of -sugarJ  as   this tine ens  the* frosting..'  Suet I'lidding��������� Chop a cup of suet  very line-, .and free it from strings.  Add to it a cup of molasses, and  warn* .the mixture .slightly. Add  .two wcll-'beateij eggs, cinnamon and!  mace to taste, ,anet a pint of flour  that has been sifted twice with a  saltspocmful of salt and a scant teaspoonful <if baking soda. Last of  all, st.ii- in a cupful of seeded and  minced raisins, .-plentifully dredged  Willi -flour.: Pom*, into a buttored  moid and ';'."steam for three hours.  Serve' with 'liquid sauce.  Orange Custard���������Take the juice of  six largo sweet oranges; strain and I  sweeten to taste, stirring over tho  fire until ��������� the sugar is dissolved,  remove'from the fire and when nearly coHI adel the well-bcaton yolks of  eix eggs awl a pint of cold boiled  mil:". ,-.Return" to lire and stir and  cook when > cold heap tho beaten  whites,- ,sweetened with, powdered sugar, over'the top of each. < ,. ...  Orange Pie���������Beat the yolks of three  eggs Might with, a cup of granulated'  sugar and a tablespoonful of butter.  A'dd.'.the pulp ' ai'.id juice of; two oranges and the grated rind of half of  onev.'Then add a cup of cold milk.  'Mix well and turn into a rlcop pie  dish lined with pastry well baked.'  Put. in a modoratcly h-ot oven and  bake until-custard is firm or set  in the.middle. Cool and cover with  a .meringue made of the beateri  whites;, and three large tablespoon-  ftils of powdered sugar. Brown  slightly in oven and serve cold.  White    Mountain  Cake.���������Take   -two  cup's     sugar,     one-half     Oup . butter,  three, cups flour,  one cup milk,    two  two teaspejoiifuts ...baking;_p.b.w-  ��������� After-     the ^ sugar, and abutter  been creamed,  add the rest and  together  well.    Hake" in throe  and put together with    icing  or je'ly. - ;r.   - -'';--.������������������  Fruit  Layer   Cake.���������Sift    togethor  'two cupfuls  of sugar, one-third,   cupful   of  butter,   one  cupful  of     sweet  milk,   three   cupfuls  of  sifted     flour,  two       teaspoonfuls   baking     powder.j  "When      mixed  divide into  two parts  and      to      one   portion   add  beaten  wlii tes  of five eggs  and  to ' the    second      part    thc     beaten  yolks.    This  batter  may    be  baked  in  layers and  then     cither   put   together   in   alternate layers of white and yellow with  any fancied filling, or made* into two  separate   .layer   cakes   with   different  filling and  icing,   or it may be made  into a loaf cake,  adding to  the yellow   part   one   tablespoonful   molasses,   one  teaspoonful  cinnamon,'   one-  half  teaspoonful  clove;;,   one-half     of  al's; ice,    one-quarter     pound'citron,  Hiked  thin,   one cupful chopped rais-  ���������    ins and cupful of flour.  Put ono batter in  the pan in  alternate spoonfuls  eo  that it will have a marbled    appearance   when   done.   Bake   in   moderately     hot   oven  about      forty-five  minutes.  Chocolate Cookies.���������Take a cupful  of light brown sugar, one-half cupful melted butter, one whole egg and  .the yolk of another, one-half cupful  sweet milk, two tablcspoonl'uls  melted chocolate, one cupful raisins  finely chopped, and one and one-  half cupful flour, with two teaspoonfuls baking powder sifted through  it. Mix well together and drop from  a spoon on a greased tin, far enough  apart so they will not touch as they  ���������spread. Bake a rich brown and  brush over with molted chocolate  sweetened.  Cream Cookies.���������Two c'upfuls sugar, one cupful butter, one cupful  sour cream, two eggs, one teaspoonful soda, oi'.e teaspoonful lemon,  mix soft as you can roll.  f'inger Cookies���������One cupful molasses, one-half cup'ul shortening, three  and oim-quarter cupfuls flour, eine-  h-ah" teaspoonful soda, one table-  spoc.-nful ginger, one and one-half  iteaspooi'.'ful fault. Heat molasses to  boiling point and pour over shortening. Arid dry ingredients mixol  end sifted. Chill thoroughly. Toss  one-fourth mixture on a floured  board and roll as thinly as possible;  shape with a small round cutter, first  "dipped in Hour. Place near together on a buttered sheet and bake in  as moderate oven. Gather up the  trimmings and roll with another  portion of dough. During rolling  the bowd. containing mixture should  be kept in a cool place, or it will be  T.feccssary to add more flour to  dough, which makes cookies hard  rather than crisp and short.  use them, and then watched to see  that they always do use thorn. But  as to iilia/!'is, . the toilet of the  mouth must be performed for them  and should never bo neglected. For  this purpose a little wad of ..sterilized .absorbent, cotton;should.be used,  and then thrown away or rather  burned. When the baby has its  bath, the mouth should as a matter  of :��������� routine be washed very gently  with a pledged of cotton wet. in  a solution of boracic acid. or any.  other mild .-disinfecting liquid. If  the little gu'nia are soft and spongy  anel bleeding, dabbing them with  tincture of myrrh will help them.  ��������� Any e:old whitef'sh may; be , niadc  into an acceptable entree by being  treated a la Newliurg. A little white  wine, in which cloves and allspice  have been steeped, may be added  just before the sauce is poured over  the fish. It should than simmer till  warmed without being .boiled.  On a long railway journey a  woman can keep the dust and dirt"  from licr hat by placing it in a  large paper bag and hanging it up.  A useful bag for. a wet wash cloth  or sponge can bo maidc of rubber, tho  outside being covered with, plain  or  fancy silk.  ���������   The following recipe for Cough niodr:  ic.ino   .-comes-from   .a New    England-  housewife  aud   was  handed  down  to  her    froni   an     old-time  sea-captain,  who     considered  it  valuable:.     Blend,  one     bunco     of senna,   one  ounce  of.  whole flaxseed," one ounce of crushed'  '.licorice- "and' half an ounce of    anise  seed.      and     cook   in '.'boiling   water]  (about, three or four pints)'.' until"'re--'.;  duc<KL    to; 'a,; quart.'���������*.":'This   housewife  always   uses  an   iron   kettle  to     boil  the     mixture . in.    Strain,   add,    one  "cupful" of  molasses  and   boil  a     few  minutes - " longer/    '  Then   cool;   and  when   cold  add  a   little   whiskey-:   or  alcohol;-    to    "prevent,   fermentation.  Keep  the medicine  in air.-tight  bottles.        Use   a   teaspoonful   or     two  when  needed.   This, is really' an,   effective;.'rotnody' for* the -"'severe  hack-/  ing  colds   and   coughs   that  are  contracted   in  winter;  EXPENSIVE -HOUSEHOLDS  KEEPING  A  FAMILY   ON  $250,-  000 A YEAR.  DO  YOU KNOW.  ;  That  a   tagloss  shoestring   wet     in  mucilage  is   ready  for service     when  dry? ���������   .   ������?:; '"'/��������� ,;";Uv ''.-'""��������� "' ":>.'���������''"'  That,   equal   parts   of  glycerin "and  witch, hazel   is  a cheap and effective  lotion     fei'r    chapped  hands are 'damp?' : ^ %  That   bread  is  nearly  kneaded   hard  at  night,,  left  The Home Life of Wealthy Women  Has Almost Entirely  Dis appeared.  Tho'eternal .'servant'problem must  ucutely affect the millionaire. In  one iron king's household there are  two thousand servants. Tho "managing housekeeper" to another magnate has an army of twelve hundred  damsels under her, ranging from  eighty-seven parlormaids' to twenty-  eight "rough hands," girls of from  fifteen to seventeen years of age,  who have to do the dirtiest work in  the huge'household, and .make themselves gomrally useful to the servants  of higher grade. .  This .'important position of "managing'-housekeeper ,������������������"��������� the salaries for  which range from $5,000 to .^25,000-  annually, is a -development, in household: management - of- recent years,  and consequent upon the remarkable  increase in the number of palatial  millionaire homes in -the United  States. The. positions -are much  sought after, and it is interesting to  note that, all other things being  equal, Englishwomen stand the best  chances of being appointed.  ���������    BREAKFAST AND IUJ.SINESS.  Old-fashioned     homo-,    life.     where  wealthy  women  took  charge  of their  own, houses,   has  almost  entirely disappeared.      The ,; millionaire's     wife  mow realizes  that she can no   longer  'continue     the    two  roles    of society  leader     and      house-caretaker,     and  therefore, the-." "managing.housekeeper" has become, necessary. This man-  agress   takes   breakfast   daily     alone  iwith  her   , mistress,   and,  over  coffee  and  cakes, discusses   the" programme  for  the  day,  and  submits  the  previous  day's ��������� record.   'She is   really   the  head of. tho household." The mistress  herself  takes 'no  hand in  the    house  whatever..,   Servants   come   and   servants  go,   gai'dcners/change,   footmen  disappear,   revolutions    may   happen;  but  nothing  of this- comes-*undor the  notice of-the reat-hiistress., She'   is  virtually  aqueen,   and  the   "niana-  gre'ss" her prime.-minister.. .'���������'  Every  branch   .;of. /.the '��������� household  management is -sub-divided, and each  perfect  when section, lias-    its ;, highly-paid  chief.  Like  a1 real   queen,  the  millionaire's  thing, that- the market affords. A*������  much as ������"5.000 will be spent on a  single   dinner.  CHEF  REIGNS  SUPREME.  Regal  is  the table in    thc million  aire's household,   in  white and gold,  profuse in floral decoration,- exquisite  bon-bons,     tropical fruits,  and   hors  d'oouvros���������awaiting    the ocinun-y     or  tho    chef's    many    and    marvellous  courses.    After    the senips.   timbales.  For  roluves,     Spanish   mackerel     or  Foyle   salmon.      Never   did   fish      or  man  dream  of such  decorations     as  the  chef   will     have    bestowed   upon  these.   Even     the    plebian    potatoes  will scarcely be recognized    at     first  sight.    They aro as little*, in their ch>-  ment as  aro    tho   fish  in  thc  Rhino  wine,   with    which    they are served.  These edibles give place to  a  saddle  of mutton, with currant jelly. | Champagne,  almost     frozen,   displaces  the  last    wine.      Now   the    chef  tempts  waning     appetites     with     entrees   of  sweetbread  and   terrapin,  and  Chartreuse warm.       Then follow a sorbet  of  frozen   Kirsch   punch,   canvas-back  ducks,  and    salad,   with   Chamber tin  wine.    Finally, plum pudding, drowned   in     cogiiac.     Ice cream   follows,  and   then     black  coffee  and "cordials  announce  that  the    millionaire     and  his  guests   may  rest  from   their     digestive   labors.���������London   Answers  ODD USES FOR WARSHIPS  ME-NT-OF-WAR'    WHICH,  ' ' EXCUJ"--"  CASEY  Fleets, of Vessels Owned by Third-  rate  Powers  Are Apologies  for Warships.  hands,     wh on  to  rise,  then worked ready,' for pans ijy-jwife has her .mistress of the robes,  greasing hands, and adding no-.morej and the posit is no-sinecure. A large  flour,  all flour being then raised the '; staff is  mnintainoel- for -the cure     of  same length  of  time?  That the best-way to train  child in thc way you want it  is to , persistently walk that  yourself.   '���������  That the best way to keep  own hearth and home bright  happy    is      constantly   to put  the    Wardrobe  Twice a year     my  self  aside  work  and     vvltir love  righteousness?  and- charity  KEEP YOUR PROMISE.  Many . a woman who would not  think lightly of breaking a promise  made to a grown up person is utterly careless about keeping her word  with her children. She promises  whatever is convenient at thc moment, and apparently thinks that  the breaking-o'r keeping of those  promises is a matter in which she  can please herself, and that her children have no right to consider themselves aggrieved if she docs not do  so.     -  THE   WASH  BOILER  So many people complain 'that the  boiler ���������  runt     and   iron     rusts      tho  clothes.   This   may   be   entirely  vented    by   rubbing   the  boiler  with   any  kin-d   of  kitchen   soap  me-'iately     after    emptying   it'  whilst  it is  warm.    Give it a liberal  coating,      remembering   the  soap     is  not  wasted,   as   it  all  geies into  and  helps   thc  first   filling   of  the     boiler  next   washing   day.  WHAT  A  SMALL VICE  COSTS  USEFUL HINTS.  A salad dressing- warranted to  keep better than mayonnaise comes  from England. Stir togethor in a  small saucepan a teaspoonful of sugar, a little salt and dry mustard  ,thre;e tablespoonfuls of vinegar and  three e>f cream. Stir well and add  two beaten egg yolks. Place in a  double boiler anei stir until the uii.'c-  ti ire   is like cream.  Young children, as soon as tho  fir.'U, teeth appear should be given  little toothbrushes with very soft  bristles. ' ������Mid  should  be  taught     to  "How can you afford these books'?"  askeil a young man, calling upon a  friend; "I car.it -seem to find, spare  change; for even thc leading magazines."  "Oh, that library is only my one  cigar a  day,"  was the reply.  "What de) you mean?" inquired  the  visitor.      ���������        , .        ,  "Mean? Just this; when .you advised inc tej indulge in an occasional cig-ar several years ago, I had  been reading1 'about a young fellow  who bought books with money that  others would have .burned in cigars,  and I'thought I would try to do  the same. You remember that I  said I should allow myself one cigar  a day?"  "Yes, I recall the conversation,  but  don't  quite sec tho connection."  "Well,   I   never   smoked,   but     put  by the price of a five-cent cigar everyday,  anel  the money accumulated     11  bought   books���������tho   vei-y   books     you  f:ee."  "You don't mean to say that your  books cost you no more than that!  Why, there are dollars' worth of  them.  "Yes. I know there arc. I had sir-  years more of in.y apprenticeship to  serve  when   you   advised   me  to   be  a  your ;lady receives  consignments   of -drosst-  to go   es and other apparel from Paris,   or  way-London.   The; fickle changes  of  fash-  lion -in   England   affect  her  not.  your: HOW LINO El HE IS KEPT.  When these big trunks arrive, their  ' con.Louts ' ni'-C: foi-thwitJ*. -'���������sproiicl in tho  hall. Each waist of���������'���������'' every ��������� garment  is stuffed with tissue-paper, sleeves  and corsage, as well, as every other  i part "and every bow-���������thus all-aro  held in shape.  |    It  is no unusuaf  occurrence    for  a  j thousand     drosses  to  arrive ��������� at one  time, and, before they are put away,  jthc  mistress,   ..accompanied  by     her  'maid,'" spends   an   afternoon   in      the  hall,   anel  carefully  inspects  her  new  .'purchases.   For     lingerie   there     arc  .very large     wardrobes- with shelves,  and this forms  quite another depart-  imcnt     under    an   experienced    mana-  giv'.ss.   The  shelves   are   entirely  covered with perfumed  silk sachets,  and  thc   dainty   lace-trimmed   and   be-rib-  boned   articles    are  piled   upon . these  sachets  in sots.       Hats anel bonnets  ���������are    another    branch;     and   then     a  -smaller section,-employing just about  live   to   eight  hands,   is   devoted     to  wraps  and   winter  furs.  'J'ho stall' eif a millionaire's household is accotnmodateel in an entire  wing of the residence. Each employee has his or her separate room,  anel all arc allowed to choose their  meals from a comprehensive' menu,  printed and issued daily. Iliey have,  in addition to their salaries, numerous'advantages. There is on old-age  pension scheme, and the services of  a medical man arc always available  on. the premises. The arrival of the  season's clothes is also an occasion  ol rejoicing'among them. Each member of the household shares in the  distribution of the last season's apparel, and on this occasion the mistress is brought into contact, with  her  IMMENSE DOMESTIC STAFF.  Wo havo already stated the handsome salary which the "managing  housekeeper" in a millionaire's  household receives. Tho mistress of  the  robes   receives   from  ?2,000     tei  "While the groat maritime Towers  aro striving might and main in.tho  struggle for naval supromacy, there,  are one or two important .countries-  to' wlibm a navy, in the modern  sense of the word, is'unnecessary and  useless. Such countries are diplomatic-ally known as "neutral Pow- j  ers."  The most typical instance in this  connection is that of Helgium. Although sandwiched between Germany  and France, apprehensions of annexation by either never perturbs tho  minds  of  Pelgian  politicians. The  Croat Powers ' 'mutually guarantee  Belgium's integrity. Tho ilelgian  fleet, however, comprises some seventeen vc-vkcI.h, but the last thing  they would lib fit for is fighting.  NAVIES  AS  POSTMEN.c  The larger number are employed as  mail-packets, and any traveller who  has journeyed between England and  Ostcnd in a packet flying thc reel,  yellow, and black tricolor has really  made tho trip on a Belgian man-of-  war. The two crack warships are  of 798 tons, and have a spel'd of  21 "knots. The officers navigating  tho vessels comprise the" naval' ' reserve.- ���������  Those vessels which arc not employed in tho purely pacific capacity-  are maintained feu- the protection of  the fishing along tho coast. In addition to this fleet, however, there  arc u number of shallow-draught,  stern-wheel boats patrolling the  rivers of tho. Congo, but this navy  is distinct ..from that of Belgium  proper. Yet the country has ambitions towards naval supremacy, for  there' are two coast-defenco vessels  and six torpedo-boats projected.  In view of the large ox tent of tho  sea-line of-Mexico, the navy possessed by that: country for the delcnce  of its  coast  verges  upon  the. ridicu-  Ecuador   has    two old wooden  andiron tubs,    purchased    from France;  while tho latter country acquired an  obsolete    Spanish  torpedo   gunboat,  which now acts as flagship. ,  It would bo interesting, to loam  thc salary which tho ad-murals of the  navies of Liberia, Cambodia, Korea,  or Tersia receive in respect of thoir  duties; ' and, furthermore, exactly  what thoir duties comprise The Ld-  bcrian admiral has. probably the easiest office A year or two ago thero  wore two vessels "demanding his supervision, but one, unfortunately,  foundered whilo at anchor. Thc remaining vessel, the "Itocktown," a  stenim schooner, is scarcely sufficiently seaworthy to venture beyond shallow water, anel the crew, it would  appear, pass thoir time "potting"  seagulls.  A FLEET JN���������FUN.  Of late tho Korean navy has faded into oblivion, in comparison with  the titanic forces at-present in those  waters. But there are two vessels���������  the "Chi Pong," of 700 tons, nnd  "Ban'-chef flenriksen," of 600 tons.  What thoiiv speed is would make an  entertaining guesning competition.  Both warships, by the way, were  procured from Norway, and so indifferent is tho country to naval affairs that they have not yet troubled  to change the name of thc second  vessel, which still retains its original Norwegian nomenclature.  Another curious little navy is that  of Sarawak.   The present represcnta-.  tive  of     Rajah     Brooke    cannot   renounce   his     English   desires   for     a  navy,   so has  gathered     together     a  motley fle-et of three vessels���������"torna  Doone*'   and     "Aline,"'  small     se*.rew  steamers,   each  carrying two .   small  guns, and a small paddle-boat.  .   Morocco  bpasts  two.small- vessels.  Though obsolete,  they are'morc formidable  than  the  Costa   Rican men-  o'-war, or that of Johbre   Even volcanic  Hayti  maintains    a navy - to   -  strike     additional    terror   into     the-*;  hearts   of   its     foe-s.    It   is   a  motley."-  flect in  being,  and one shot  from  a  6   inch   gun   would   send   the     whole  consignment of hulks to the bottom. ' .  MOVABLE  HOUSES.  Dwellings That May Always'  the Sunlight.    .  r  Fact  pro-  well  im-  anel  Ions.     The   inhabitants   cannot   com-  ?3,500 a year  about  ������2,000  An  ordinary  S250  to  Stiob  tiein,     there  and  tho  annually.  lady's  maid  servant, is paid from  a year, and, in addi-  are the advantages  enumerated above, and board and  lodging of an exceptionally good  class. The start' also include mechanics in large numbers���������������������������carpenters,  plumbers, painters, and "useful  men,'' who all reside em the premises.  But Ihe chef's elepartment is tin*  ono upon which by far the largest  amount is expended. monsieur ,le  chef is .supreme in the kitchen, anel  wiij   brook,  no   interference.   Even  his  man. I put bv the money, w.Jiich  at live cents a. day amounted to <!������ily interview with the nianagress  ������18.25 a year, or' 9109.50 in six is conduel.ed with frigid independ  years. I kept those books by them- je-nre. h\.r v. eiief's respect, for his  selves as a result of my appri'iit ie������- | employers is measured by their read-  ship cigar money, anel if you'd done iin-.s.<; lo live liberally. The more  the same as I did you wentld by this jHanoraio the menus he has to pro  time have saved many more* dollars j pure, the better pk-a.-'vd hu is. latin-  th-nn I have, a"hd would have been ,'height of tin* season lm will be found  belter oft in health anel sob'-respect '.surrouneiVd t,y a siuall army of ns-  hev.idos." '.jistnnt.s,   ex-cupieel   with   ovcry  costly  plain of being ground clown by taxation to support their navy,' since it  only comprises eight vessels, and  four of these are woefully obsolete.  Tho four largest and most recent  were construe tod in 1902-8, are of  1.2S0 tons, and 10 knots speed.  A PENNY STEAMER FLEET.  Still, Mexico has no fears. "Hands  ot'il" is the cry- of Uncle Sam when  any Power casts longing eyes upon  Mexico rind its wealth. But the extent of Mexico's interests, and her  reviving prosperity, demands extra  naval fence; and a programme has  been elaborated for six cruisers and  eight torpedo-boats, spread over  five years, at an outlay of one million elollara per annum. "  Egypt is another country, which  has been saved thc necessity of building up a navy by its protection under England's wing. True, there are  somo forty boats comprising a fleet,  but the majority of these may be  safely placed in the same category  as the Thames steamboats���������they aro  about  as  ancient and efficient,  One Egyptian man-of-wat, when  not belching forth shot and 3h,*ll,  serves as thc Khedive's yachr- another as a transport; and several in  the capacity of coastguard steamers.  Many of the South American  Stateis, though immune freim European aggression, thanks to the  Monroe doctrine, yet maintain  navies���������just,  as  it were,  "TO   KEEP  TH'ETR  HAND  IN,"  for   quarrels   between   them   are      almost   of  every flay   eiccurrencc.      Perhaps  the  smallest,    anel   most  bizarre  are (.hose  of Paraguay and  San  Salvador.      The   foi'mt'J*   has   one     gunboat     of  440   tons,     carrying     four  thn-c-pounder  guns,   and  two smaller  slejini'M'.s;   while  the latter  Power    is  still  worse equipped,  for her solitary  gunboat   is  only eif  75  ions,  am!   the  ariiKinmiiL    consist:,     e;f     one*,     small  quick-tiring gun.  .'���������ionic     of     Uu:!m<     lowers���������such   nn  uaelor auel  the effervescent  VYn::ue-  On,     no    -doubt,     quite    sufficient  grounds,  exports in hygiene arc    accustomed    to    lay a    good deal    of  stress  on tho importance of correctly   orientating  . dwelling-houses,' ' so  that they may receive the maximum '  amount    of  light  and. of protection  from cold    winds.   It certainly does  appear  that  tho more tho rooms' in ���������  which     we  live arc exposed  to     the  rays of  the sun the better,   for sunlight seems   to be, at once stimulating  te.) human    vitality ^tiid  destructive to     that of many -objectionable .  low forms of life. .:.,���������-  ���������:"���������....  Experience has taught. \is to select  as far as is practicable a southern  aspect for our houses, but even  when this is done, the fixity of. the  structure prevents our regulating  thc supply of sunlight to ' different--  rooms according to our varied  tastes.  Two French gentlemen���������Dr! Pellc-  grin and M. ,E. Petit,' an architect,  of Paris���������propose to change all this.  They have, according to thc. Lancet,  .designed a method of erecting-houses  on rotating platforms, so that tho  building can be made to.face iu any  required direction at any time. Tho  platform is supported on two Concentric walls, the inner chamber ' so  made containing a stairway, and tho  axis of rotation is occupied by a  shaft through which pass the supply ar.id waste pipes of the house. A  gas or petrol engine is employed to  move tho platform���������and if necessary  it can be used to drive clockwork���������  which will enable the house front to  follow the sun during the day. There  arc obvious difficulties in the Way of  the general adoption of schemes 'oi-  this kind, but the idea is, our contemporary urges, one worthy of tho  attention of British architects.  PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN NESTS.  Travellers who have returned from  the heart of Africa and tho Australasian continent toll wonderful stories  of nest-building people who inhabit  the wilds of those countries.. In the  bushmcu of Australia wo find, perhaps, the lowest order of men that  is known. ��������� They aro so primitive  that they do not know enough to  build even the simplest form of hut  for shelter. Tho nearest they can  approach to it is to gather a lot of  twigs and grass '.and, taking thetn  into a thicket or jungle, build a  nest for-a home. The nest is usually  built largo enough for thc family,  and if the latter be very numerous  then tho nests are of a very large  size. Sometimes the foliage above'  will form a natural covering, but  there is never any attempt at constructing a protection from the. rain  and  storms.  -4-.  JAPANESE   PRISONERS.  E  la-���������possesses     second-hand   warships.  Prisons in Japan resemble large  country houses with mnny outbuild'  ings, amd do not, either in. the solidity e*r details of their coi.stnm'tion,  wear a penitentiary a..spo:t. Thc  prisoners get food in proportion to  their ceinduct anel industry. The  labor is compulsory, 'hut not severe,  and the prisoner gets part of his  earnings. Serving a .term in prison  flex-.s nei't impose an indelible stigma.  All youths under t'ineteen years pass  f.we> hours each day in schoo.!. Even  when their term of sentence is over  they cannot be released till a surety  is found for their subseepiont good  behaviour.  ���������-���������win-...  mnamiMiri^"*"*'���������"��������������������������� ������������������*"- '^m^mmm  ���������**  ' f  Ab0Ut the  i *" **   '  ...c House  raspberry juice, and half a cup of  sugar, stir "over ice" water," and when  't begins-to "set" fold in a cupful  and a half of ,double cream beaten  soirl. Pour,, into a mold.;When  cold serve - surrounded with the froth  iron* whipped cream.  Batter    for    Pineapple Fritters. ���������  Beat ono egg without separating the  ,,,white-and yolk.   Add half n cup of  | Hour-and "one-fourth of a teaspoon of  ��������� salt,  and beat    with  a spoon until  uerlectly smooth.    Then beat in- oao-  fourth of a cup of milk.  Cream  of  Pumpkin  Soup.*���������This  is  in ine centre of each place ,���������? ,      y.iovcn  to ma-**y old  cooks.'  nd neatly cored apple, fill-  ,,���������!     , ?"lto  worth  adding   to     the  list of, fall soups. Cut a nice r ripe I  small pumpkin in pieces enough to I  nil a .quart measure. Put in a  saucepan with a pint of cold water  and season with half a teaspbonful  each of salt and pepper, a teaspoonful   of  sugar,   and   a  few  sprigs     of  --      ^       ^,J3,a,sloy   or     SWeot   marjoram.  Cover  of egg and 'dusting with s������ucepan and simmer gently for  car.       Serve     with   hard ���������r     *na  a  half'   stirring.-' tre-  .    ;.  . '    ,   .    ���������    |Quon������y.   Strain   through   n  colander  to get put the skin,  then  through n  finer sieve.      Put  tho puree back   in  the  pan. , sprinkle over  it a heapin-r  teaspoonful of-flour, mix thoroughly"-  then pour over it.   stirring all     tho  time, ono quart of hot milk.   Add a  tablespoonful   of butter, .and simmer  fifteen  ��������� minutes: - Then add    half   a  pint of rich cream and a teaspoonful  ofifino cut parsley;  heat.' but do "not  boil,  and    serve with toasted crackers.   . -  9������������������������������������'������-������������������������������>������������>>������������>������*������;  DOMESTIC  RECIPES.'  Baked  Apple    "Oumplmgs.���������Cut - a  short pje crust into five or six, inch  squares,    in me centre of each place  ft pared-and neatly cored apple, filling the space with sugar and cinnamon,  it    liked,   also a clove.' After  wetting the edges of the pastry with  white of egg, fold it over tho apple,  pinch  and  flute  them  to  look  woll.  lf     and    encase    the   apple   completely.  ,������     Boko,from    thirty, to forty minutes,  .5      toward    the  last     brushing  tho top  .J      with white of   ��������� ���������   *    ��������� - -  .^    a  little   suvar  '*.    saue'e.      -  -   -    -Inexpensive Fruit Cako.���������Cream together half a cup of butter and ono  ���������cup  of brown sugar,  moistening,    in  tno nrocess with half a pint/of strong';  coffee:   add  on������ cup   of  Now Orleans'  .molasses, a teaspoon of .allspice, ono  grated - nutmeg    ami a' teaspoon, of  k Bowocrcd cinnamon;" one well1 beaten  egg and throw cups of pastry    flour  sntod  with  a  heaping  teaspoon- of  toakxw-; powoer,  ond  one cup of   In-  -OW-ift' -si���������1.   Heat   steaifiily   for      ten  with,a. little cold, milk, beat, the  e������'gs and sugar until light, and stir  tho whole, into the scalding milk  I'lavor with essonco of lemon or  vanilla, and sot aside to cool. Line  a plate with pie crust and bake, fill  it with cream, nnd cover it with  frosting made/ of the whites of egg,  beaten dry, with two tablespoons of  sugar*.  Uake/a delicate brown.  Cu^a7Vl>rPie.-Stew and mash one  Pint green -currants until all are  burst using as little water as will  keep thorn from burning. Add sugar  to make it very sweet, and one soda  cracker rolled fine. Bake between  two crusts. . Eipo currants may be  used without stowing.  Cocoanut    Pie.-Ono    quart    milk  hlVf-f-'   aml   ono ������-'at011  cocoanut;  beat  tho     sugar and  cg-s  together  S St r, .,int������   th6  mi,k   w"on   hot  SV        ���������ak������.    Wlth  a  botiom   crust  twenty minutes  We'll Write rt Down Till Everybody Sis It"_Ti|������  Everybody Knows It Without Seeing It. If,  Worthy of Wide Publicity,  EST *"*lved t*" UsW ���������**���������-d ��������� i-FSi 5 ������  THE PRIZEJS CANADA  AMERICANS'   AIM IN- SEEKING  ���������   RECIPROCITY.  Their     Offer   ComTs Too Late  - Defeat  Mr.   Chamberlain's  ���������Plans.  SNAIL'S INTELLIGENCE.  SJL b.������ f������V th0 Canadian transeonti-  ncL-tal railua^s.   On the other hand .  extra traffic for United StaSs���������SR!  ftaj s.      A - reciprocity  treaty      that  to  minutes and then stir in a qMartor of  nnd  of shredded citron,   half  _ m     ��������� '  ofNa pound  a pound of largo seeded-raisins, cut-  in two, and one pound of "currants.  ���������Turn.into a round cake pan lined  with greased paper and bake 'throei  quarters of an hour in a slow oven.  Ico while still  warm. " ''  New      England      Bannocks.���������Scald  eight heaping Lahlespoons of .meal-by  , staring  in two cups of boiling    wa-'  ter   add four tablespoons of flour,  a  snltspoon    of    snlt.  one-fourth  of a  teaspoon  of  baking sooa,   two    well  beaten egjjs.ami sullicientTcold  milk  to form a thiefk hatter.  Beat?-"for"five  ���������minuten after, the last  ingredient , is  added and drop by the spoonful into  hot  iat.  frying  the  bannocks'to"   a  golden   brown.       Serve  accompanied  oy maple sujrar.  *'������initil Roast    ("From* the* Vegetarian)������������������.^oak two cups of lentils , over  night.     Jn  the morning add' two "or  three     slum     of  onion     and   several  "-sticks of celerv. -   When tender    pass  through   a  colander.     Add   ono    cup  ������������������-of tomato, cooked and strained,  one  cup   of  whole  wheat  flour,   two   weir  beaten eggs,  anel   place  In  o   butter-  ed tin       Baste well with melted hut-  ter and-bake from  twenty to' thirty  minutes.  .CelesteV     Fritters.-^tale ;   sponge  cutter, .fence  the cako carefully and  ' fry  to  a   nice  brow,*.  Pip cach  slice  HINTS FOR THE nOME.  Soii a 'socoi'"'���������''    in  a  milk,  dra"Vihg this  ,   of^thc. vte^l; lay on a ooi. a ism and  spread  thickly  with^strawberry jam  ���������poac>.   jolly,  p.-   OLher   cIeIicate-;-.JcoVir  eep-e. ^ Pile   them    neatly .and  send  ^aund hot. with crealm to pour over  tnqm. ������������������-������������������>���������::.--.:- ��������� -   -  r. Seed     Cakos.-Ono    cup  of butter.  Thrco    cups of ^sugar.       One cup  of:  loppcren        -^Jk   or   cream.     Pour  ������s;gs,    Six  cups     of  flour,   or      lu^t  .enpugh  to -stillon   Into a  thin  paste-  .rwo.    tablespoonfuls    fennel or caraway seed      One tablespoonful     soda  dissolved i��������� hoilfnp water.    Roll out  t'hin nnd cut.  into shapes  Raspberry   Havarfan   Crcam.-Soft-  tmo in half a cup of raspberry juice*  dissolve over hot water; add the  Juice,of half   a lemon,   a cupful     of  , Damp    spots    on morocco leather  should   be    rubbed   with -methylated-  spirit.      Two     or three'applications  may be necessary.  " To clean "a" Wall-pa per.���������Take a  very dry crust of bread with about  ah inch* of''crumb on it, and rub the  soiled patch lightly till tho stain  disappears.  To   Cure    Sore    Throats.���������Tut     a  teaspoonful   of  powdered   borax  into  one tablespoonful of 'honey. ��������� "Dissolve  over,,heat.    When copl/;_npply  it    re-  peate'dly with a' camel's hair brush to  tho  throat   and  roof   of   tho  mouth"**  This* will" soon effect  a  euro and  allow  the pati������n.t to swallow  comfortably.      ^-^ .        . ,     ��������� -.  -," Dripping,'"if carefully clarified with  boiline: water, and^mclted into a firm  cake,  makes as troo'd pastry for pies  and tarts as  butter^  - To remove tho smiell' of onions froau  the breath  eat  parsley and  vinegar;  from thc hands, rub an. outside piece  of celery on  them.  Breadcrumbs for frying.���������Let these  !always be .baked in the oven without'being** allowed to take color. By  th is method tho fish or meat, ��������� etc..  will be much crisper. -?  -To avoid   dust marks behind     pictures, place two smrll pieces of cork  , at the bottom of the picturo frame  This  prcvents-the .accumulation     of  on *tho--side'- dust .and   tho consequent  dirty     un-,  hot dish- and*./sightly ..���������marks,/.:- -,  -v  I ho disagreeable taste of new wood  in buckets and vessels may bo eradicated, thus: Fill with.a solution of  hot soda water.and let it remain till  cold, then rinse, in clear water.  To   Blanch   Almonds.'��������� "Place  in      a  cup,, pour  boiling  water  over  them;  this will  swell   tho"skins  and   allow  them to be quickly drawn ofiV Throw  the    almonds    into    cold water and  wipe dry with  a cloth.  .   To. Clean    Spectacle Glasses.���������G-ive  'them an occasional rub with a clean  cloth    moistened    wit,nT���������'." ruetl"iyi*7kte(i  spirit.     Then  polish  with  a  chamois  leather,   tho     spirit   having   removed  all   grease.  To Make Fried Bacon more Diges:  hlr. T*..'l     '--'.'  Writing in Industrial Canada Mr.  Watson Griffin comments as follows  on'tho Reciprocity ^.agitation in thc  limited States; According to tho  Boston Herald the' greatest game to  bo played in international politics in  thc near future is to bo with a football called -"reciprocity," and "as  goes tho battlo so -'rises or sots thc  star of a great consolidated British  Empire." ,    "The    ..indications     are,'  larly to Meals!  P-ZK ,har.nVess s,uff ������s g-enerally  credited with no greater intelligence  than the power to crawl aimlessly  about leaving a slimy track behir-i  it. In a letter to tho London  Times,   however,   Vr.   Horace Dobel]  bowl  pf  boiling  .off  statosmon   . awak0ui--6   ot   American  ami\ th   "        I ������   conte&t - draws     on  frmU C, ^^'P^o'is Canada-nom:  T���������  ������fJ      P������Iltlcal. dominion."  4/o7' tho Pc������Pki  of  tho-.United  States are just beginning to   reaii/o  statesmen    a.-c - bcginni���������e. to apprS  ciate ,the possibilities of the DomLT  }f������ well said  that1 Cana5adisIjtorib2e  tuiy.   j.t is not conceivable  romierwho   hotels  such  a high  of  Canada's  future will "consent- tr,  ���������fiTionawn?fffment by-^fc������-the Dom-  SnbbcU^011?c  th������ *****  of    the  JtepiHjijc.   It is true that Sir Wilfrid  would enable the big iuiustrial centres of the United Stateiss to supply  Canaelians with manufactured goods  and   drive     Canadian  manufacturers  out     of    business'/would ruin     the - ,           -������  great Canadian railways. Wncn the !w'r!ting * from Parkstone Heights,  factories which supply the Canadian , Dorset, g-ives remarkable proof of its  people with goods are in Canada, possession of an excellent memory  Canadian railways must carry tho and a considerable amount of rea-  raw materials as well as the finished soning power.  products.       They   must carry piovi-1    One morning I observed the silver.  *5ions, clothing, "and furniture to the trail of a slug or snail round about  workingmon.      To  take, an    extreme the spot where the crumbs had been,  case to show the value of Canadian Even   the  smallest crumbs  had been  factories to the.'great railways, sup- cleared up.  pose that all the. factories in Toron- | "But what especially struck me  to, Hamilton and Ottawa, with the was that tho trail came straight up  workmen employed in them, were t0 the crumbs. There was no sign  suddenly- transferred . to. the, City of of wandering about in search of  Bullalp,  what an immense falling off thcmi   but an evidence of knowledge  there would be in Canadian railway iH10*^' fc an cvide������cc of knowledff0  business, although Bullalo is just on ' ������ the cxact PIacc at which to; find  the other side of the border   ~  Sup-!1'101"'  pose that air the .factories in all I "I watched tho window after this  the cities, towns and villages of Can- and foim(1 that Just before dark a  a-rta   were   transferred   to'towns  and'larS*'3  brown  slug camo straicht    un  5��������� ������������f r ,������  ^"ited ?^atei' lh"e rail-  t0  U,1P Sp0t and    atc th0 remaining  ways of Canada would bo obli<>o'l to  crumbs.  dis.harge three^fourths  of thei?   cm-1    "For   two    more    nights    it cams  Plpyees..  .for every branch of    their'again and ate the crumbs as boinZ  .bus. ess  would   decline  in an extra-, being    accompanied     on   the   second  ordinary    way:   Of course a rocipro- niffnt  by a small   brown  slu- abo ?  city treaty would not-close up every! half its size. ������   ,  ������Ut  Canadian factory, but it would close     "I then  washed out'the trail  fh���������f  up many of thorn, and every factory'it  should  not   bo  guided   bv ^t    hnJ  fal^-rtotto'o^hT1.108", t0 t]" ''"I S,Uff CC"li������^o������  on  fine  rauuajs.   .On the other hand,  every nights.  1-bccept  on  wet  nights,   Wne������ '  new factory established in Canada  and every extension of an old one  increases tho business of Canadian  railways.   4���������   A  "MOTJJEU'S   PRECAUTION.  There is no telling when a medicine  may bo needed in   homes where    there  tiro young children,     and thc failure  tuiV !?-{������ '--^ nnd thc failure L:/^ 111fc?roi  PromW    "rin������t1.c1oac������ivabJo..thaf the'to hav*> a reliable medicine at hand i^8/,      adds  Of   C^narH'f J ������+WS  8a?,h   a mSh  V-CW   ^ay   "loan   ^������oh. oulToriny,   and,   per-   d,d  tho  sI'*^  ������L ?"^s  futuro wil1  consent.   tol|laPs*    the    loss    of a  priceless    life ���������f"Sfc 'in*rtance,  Every mother should always keep a  box of Baby's  Own Tablets   in    the  /JAuriteroncV f'������Vn,Z tna-r Sir '-WUfrid Ihouse.   This" me.dicin'e. acts   promptly  tho Uiut^^S^-^^^ With i t^���������0���������*'-.   CU-S    !** . W'P" as  oral   years     ago  it did not appear at all, it camo  straight ovor the edge of tlie sill opposite the crumbs, and continued to  come every few nights throughout  ���������July and August.  "One night I put out some grains  of rico, but the slug left them untouched.  "The interesting question for scion-  jtists," adds Dr. 'ijobcll, "is. How  find the .��������� crumbs in tho  .   and how  did it know  the   exact   time  nt   Which   to    climb  up for them?" "  but  he said  sev  _         ������&-      in   the  Canadian  House of Commons: "Canadians no  longer desire reciprocity." Those  were true -words, as regards thc great  majority of the Canadian- people at  that time, and they are even truer  to-day . than they wore thon. The  change of sentiment is duo to the  fact that they now appreciate tho  possibilities of Canada as they never  did before,   r,,K���������      "*'" '"  stomach and bowel    troubles,  teething   troubles,   simple,   fevers,    colds,  worms and other little ills.  And the  mother  has,   a.- guarantee  that s   the  Tablets .contain ..no  opiate  or harmful   clrug.        Ono  wise  mother, 'Mrs.  Geo.   Hardy,  Fourchu,   N.   S.,    says:  "I have used .Baby's    Own Tablets  and find them a tdessing to children.  I am not satisfied  without a box in  the    house    at all  times."     If your  They agree with 4m- wn     V   V U������,US������    at  aH  tin*es."     If your  -./trnf^Kad^is ^o  SSer������ef ���������*J������������������P*W'T**& in  If not, something  must  be wrong with its food.    If  the  mother's...milk   doesn't  nourish it, she needs Scott's  Emulsion.    It supplies the  elements of fat required for  the  baby.    If  baby  is  not  nourished  by   its   artificial  food, then it requires  tible���������Take a good sized applo and  cut it in slices with the peel on and  li'vy till brown in tho bacon fat. Servo  highly seasoned with popper and  salt and you will havo a delicious  dish.  j Linseed Tea.���������Pour two quarts of  boiling water on. ono ourico of whole  lin.seeo and twelve drachma of sliced  liquorice root. Adel a few slices of  lesinon. Let this stand in a covered  jar for six hours, then strain for  use and.sweeten  to  taste.  To Prevent Illack Stockings Turn  ing Orccn When Washod.-���������Turn the  stockings inside out and wash in  lather; do not rub the soap on the  'stocki'n-rs. Rinse in tepid water to  wh'ch a little vinegar is added. Dry  in the shade, and pull ������>-ently into  shape.  l)e> not wash    a Frying-pan  often,  for  as  a   rule   the  following  method  of cleaning it is very effectual:  Place  the pan. on tho fire for a few minutes  to melt any fat left in it, and whilst  this   is  hot,   rub  the  inside     of    tho  pan with  clean,  soft paper until     it  is quite clean.   The paper should   be  , semwed   up    and     used     vigorously.  Treated  like    this,   frying-pans     will  never burn  till  they are worn     very  thin  frid in thinking that Canada is to  be thc country of the twentieth century, and they bev������ no desire to  surrender it to tho United . States.  They believe  that  Canadians  should  have all  tho advantages  to  be'   do- ___       ������������-/ioi..jano! |ond it-is-saii  rived  from   the  opening  up  of     this . ti,e "houBo is on fire!" Jane (calmly) !soon bo nscd  I grand country,   and  if the people of   __������<Yes    i know.   Il-.'s  thn   r,,-o*-     ���������fi ���������  the   adjoining Republic���������tno country  of. tho nineteenth  century���������want     to  share the profits of tho wonderful development  which   is  about  to     take  place,   they must  move across      tho  border into the country of the twon  tieth  century.  TO   KILL   IMPERIAL   RECIPROCITY.  stock send 25 cents to Tlie Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville. Ont.,  and you will get a box by mail post  paid. ;  ���������: + ,  Mistress (excitedly)���������"Jane-!, .Jane!  he house is on fire!" Jane (calmly)  ���������"Yes, I know. It's the first ifiro  in this houso that I haven't had to  light."  Snuppo���������"Yes; I believe I did say  you were always lying about your-  Gelf." Bragg*^���������".Sir, I'm not accustomed to that kind of talk. I'm. a  gentleman, sir!" Snappo���������"There  you a**e again."  LABELLED OLD MAIDS.  ���������.In some parts of Shun a girl who  reaches a certain ago without marrying is laboiled, and placed in -a privileged  class  under- the  special     care  of the King,  who  binds himself    to  find a husband    for  them all.      Ilia  method   . is    delightfully  simple. .   A  prisoner in any one of the     Siamese  goals-may  gain   his-pardon  and  release by marrying one of-.the,ineligible class.      Whether  ho  is     already  married is not  of great consequence  for in Siam a man is not restricted  to  eime   wife.  Glass bricks aro coming into use,  and it is said that this material will'  soon bo used for making statues.fas  it resists the corroding effect of tho  weather much bettor than marble or  granite.  A  little boy  was asked  his  namo,  ami answered,   "Well,  they call    ma  Jimmie,    for short,   but  my  maidenr  name is  James."  Half a teaspoonful three  or four times a clay in its  bottle will bring the desired  result. It seems to have a  magical effect upon babies  and children.  8C0TT & BOWNE, Chemists, Toronto. Ont.  l'-IVIS  PLES.  Chocolate Pie.���������One coffcccup milk  two tablespoons grated chocolate-','  three-fourths cup sugar, yolks eif  three eggs. Heat chocolate and milk  together, add the sugar and yolks together, beaten to cream. Flavor  with essence vanilla. Bake with  under crust. Spread meringue of the  whites over the top.  Custard    Pie.-One'   pint  of   milk  threo ogog, a little salt,  three tablespoons   of   sugar.     Flavor   with    essence vanilla  or nutmeg and essence  of   emon       If the milk is raided  it  w,n  require but  two eggs to a pint.  Cream     Pie.-One      pint    of   milk  scalded,   two     tablespoons   of     corn  stnrch,  threo  tablespoons  of     snear  vol Irs   of  two   eggs.     Wet  the  starch  It is probable that the reciprocity  agitation in tho United States would  bo    confined    almost  entirely  to     a I  few cities not far from the Canadian  border   such as Boston, Buffalo, Do-J  troit   bt. Paul and Minneapolis, but'  for the fear that Mr.   Chamberlain's  proposals for- mutual  Imperial tariff  prolorencos   may bo    adopted.     This  fear has caused a rapid development  of reciprocity sentiment in  tho United   States.   If  the     United      States  Congress agress to reciprocity    with  Canada,   it   will   be  chiefly  for     tho  purpose  of  killing  Imperial   reciprocity.   Once killed,  that great imperial project can never be revived   and  the  United  States will then  be'in a  position      to   withdraw   any   concessions  it may have  made to   Canada  for  tho    purpose   of   defeating    Mr-  Chamberlain's plans.  RAILWAYS  AND  RECIPROCITY.  Queer   things     sometimes  get  into  tho    stock     market   z'oports of    the  newspapers,   but   perhaps  thc     most  absurd statement that  has yet    appeared  was one copied  by a number  of Canadian newspapers to tho eil'ect  that  a     reciprocity  treaty    between  Canada and tho United States would  cause    a    rise    in   Canadian     Pacific  Railway    stock.       To    any   thinking  man it must be evident that a reciprocal  arrangement with  thc   United  States   that  would  cause trade    to  flow north and south instead of cast j  and west must prove disastrous alike|  to tho Canadian Pacific Railway, tho  Grand   Trunk  Pacilic nnd  the  Canadian  Northern   railways.   The  greater  tho  business   between   thc    eastern I  and western  Provinces  the better it  Is Your Liver to Blame 7  Her������ Ar������ th������ Symptoms Which Tell ofa Congested  Liver, and Indicate the Need of  DR. CHASE'S KIDNEY-LIVER PILLS.  the  the  the  Tho tongue is coated, the appetito  is impaired, digestion is deranged,  tho bowels are constipated, and there  are feelings of fullness and soreness  about tho liver.  You may have hi>ndacho and dizziness,     pains    in  the  limbs,   fevcriah-  ness, yellowness of the eye and skin,  depression     of spirits,   and  irritabil  ity of temper.  So great is     the influence of  liver  on     the    other    organs   of  [body,   that  once  it  is   deranged,  whole system seems to bo upset.  There arc no means by which you  can so quickly and certainly obtain  relief froim torpid, sluggish liver action os by the uso of Pr. Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pills.  One pill at bedtime, and the result  is a thorough cleansing of tho filtering and  excretory systems,   and new.  vigor  and   regularity   for  liver,   kid-  ineys and bowels.  I No family medicine has boon more  extensively used in Canada than Dr.  Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, and nono  has such a reputation for reliability  nnd certainty of action.  Enliven  the ue:tion ,\>' -the  liver by  this well-known treatment, and 3*011  ensure good digestion and regular  action of thc bowels���������thc foundation  of good  health.  Mr.   Rogers   Clancy,   farmer,   Chep-  stowo,  Bruce County,  Out.,  states:���������  "I have    used    Dr.   Chase's Kidney-  Liver    Pills,    and     would   say   that  there  is    no     medicine    that   equals  them as a cure for stomach trouljes,  biliousness,    torpid    liver  and  headache.     I was troubled a great   deal  jwith  these ailments  before using Dr.  I Chase's  Kidney-Liver Pi I Is,   and they  I have proven wonderfully successful in  I my  case.  "I would not think of being without a box of these pills in the house  and v/heneve'i* I feel any symptoms of'  these disorders I' take one of these  pills, and they set. mo all right  again. I can strongly recommend  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills for  tho troubles mentioned above.'  Dr. Chase's TCjdney-Livef Pil,.-..  pill a dose, 25 cents a bo.v, at all  dealers, or "Edmnnson, Bates & Oo.,  Toronto. Thc portrait and signature of Dr. A. "VV. Chase, the famous receipt book author, are cfl  ovcry box.  Pills, one :'���������":������;���������'������������������  .*���������:.-���������������  .f,  and  Similkameen Advertiser,  ��������� a ���������  ���������       ..���������  f-wui-itl on Tluivsduys, by tho Hkdi.kv (U/.kttk  l'l'INTlNG AND l'CIIMSHINf' COMPANY,  ��������� Li.MiTici),   nt Healer, li. C,  Subscriptions In Advance  ��������� Pel* Yc*!*r....... -. i.......������2.W  Six Months ,..   !.���������������  Advertising Rated  Measurement, Vi Hues to thc inch. "  Transient Advertisement*���������not  cxcccd'np one  i;ie:h, $1.00 for one insertion, Iii cents- for  each subfiejeiuent insertion.   Over one inch.  10 cents per line for first insertion nnd ;i  <:ent������ per line for each Kuusequcnt inncrtion.  Traniiicnbt payable in ���������Mlvance.  Land Notices���������Ccrtiflcaten of improvement etc,  17.00 for 60-day notices, and fS.00 for aOdny  notice*. ���������  On tract Advertisements���������One inch per month,  J1.25: over 1 inch and up to i Inches. $1.00  per inch per month. To constant advertiser.*  taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  ohnrgcH; based on 'siree of space and length  of time. r  Advertisement*- will be changed once every  month if advertiser desires, without any extra  ehftri-i*. For changes oftener than once a month  che  price of composition will be charcod at  ruj-ular rates.  Chnnt-es for contract 'adverti������ement������ nhould  be������ in tho office by noon on Teicnday.to (tecuru  attention for that week's issue.  A. MEORAW.  Managing Editor.  N'������w Moon  Feb. 4.  First eiuur.  Feb. 12.  Mr**'  ���������  Full Moon  I            Feb. 19.  W  Lant quar.  _               >������b.36.  1905  ���������REB.  *  1903  Sun. Mon.  Tues. Wed.  Tliu. Fri.  Sat.  l  2     ������  4  c  7       8  0     10  ii  12     18  11      15  10     17  18  W     20  21     22  28     21  25  2(1     27  28  eminent to''throw-no' obstacle in.  the way of the completion of  the Hill system over this route,  but to do what they can to help  it, and they will expect from Mr.  Hill a clear and full statement  of what he is prepared to dp,  both in speedy completion of  the line and in direct transportation of passengers and freight  between the Boundary and Vancouver, after completion. If tlie  Great Northern will give satisfactory assurances on these  I)oints then no restrictions regarding crossing or recrossing  the line for1 more favorable  gradients must be imposed.  Coast papers tell of a  visit to  Victoria by J. D. Farrell, of Seattle, who is assistant to President J. J.  Hill of the   Great  Northern and recognized as the  political agent of the  company  in its negotiation** with the Provincial  Government of British  Columbia. Mr. Farrel is credited  by the  "Victoria  Times" with  wanting to know from Premier  McBride   and   his  government  . the exact position in which his  company stands in so far as its  building rights in  British  Col-  lunbia are concerned.   He  was  accompanied by two other officials of the Great Northern who  intimated   that   their business  was   in   connection   with East  Kootenay lines, but the "Times"  smells a^rat and thinks that negotiations are with respect to a  route to the Similkameen to tap  its mineral fields, and, ever ready  to get ti dig at the administration, takes   occasion to doubt  that any railway policy has yet  been formulated, or would ever  be   announced  to   the   House.  Events will soon show whether  this is or is not borne out in fact  for the House will>imeet on the  9th, and Premier McBride  will  do well to take heed that there  is a section of British Columbia  lying along the  boundary  line  from Fort Steele  all  the  way  westward to   the  Hope  mountains and extending many miles  north, embracing nearly all the  rich mineral fields  from which  comes the bullion  that makes  up the sum of the output of lode  mines, published in   the  report  of Mr. McBride's department of  mines.   That section is vitally  interested in direct railway connection   by   Mr.  Hill's  system  from Midway westward through  the Anarchist mountain, Lower  Okanagan and Similkameen sections to the coast, and the people resident therein are in no  temper to be thwarted in their  wishes in this behalf. Especially  is this the case with those west  of Midway who have waited for  fifteen years or more on the  C.  P.R., and they have reached that  stage where their immediate material interests will over-ride all  political  considerations.    They  will expect Mr.  McBride's gov-  The yearly enactment of anti-  Asiatic legislation at Victoria  and the annual knockout of the  same at Ottawa, by veto of the  Federal authorities goes on uninterruptedly, for again the  news comes from Ottawa of the  veto of the act passed at tlie  last session of the British Columbia legislature, cited as the  " British Columbia Immigration  Act, 1904," the objectionable  clause of which reads:      r  "The immigration into British Columbia of  any person 'hereinafter called a prohibited immigrant) who, when asked todonoby an officer,  fail* to write out fit dictation, in eharacteirs-of  nome language of Europe, and ������ign in'this presence of the officer, a passage of fifty words in  length, in a European language directed by the  officer, is hereby prohibited."  The reason always given by  the Laurier government for disallowance has been that it is  opposed to Imperial policy, but  this time the provincial government felt secure in that their  enactment was modelled on the  Natal Act, which has been recognized by the Imperial authorities. Whether the same old  reason for disallowance will be  advanced again is not known,  but if the utterances of the  Victoria Times can be taken as  inspired it would seem that the  objection will be that the act is  called an " immigration act" and  that immigration pertains to  the federal government, which  is but a quibble at best, for the  preamble of the slaughtered act  cites section 95 of the British  North America Act itself which  says:  "In each province the legislature may make  laws in relation to agriculture in the province  and immigration into the province, etc."  In fact this latest disallowance  puts the Liberal party in British  Columbia up against it, in so far  as its relation to labor is concerned; and Billy Mclnnes and  those of his associates who have  attempted to dance to the same  tune will have a bad half hour  trying to square themselves.  They asked the province a few  weeks ago to give a solid seven  at Ottawa, which "was equivalent  to asking the province to tell  Mr. Laurier that the people of  British Columbia approved of  his annual disallowance of its  provincial enactments to protect  white labor. That is the only  logical way of putting it, so no  one has any right to blame Mr.  Laurier for disallowance under  the circumstances.  to  A   Westminster despatch  the News-Advertiser says-:  "Mayor Keary yesterday received a communication from Mr. J. B. Kennedy, M. P., at  Ottawa, to thc effect that thc B. C. members  could not be got together last week to make a  joint representation to the Government with  regard to the Dominion Exhibition. Mr. Kennedy therefore drew up a memorial to the  Government, and it was signed by all of the B.  C. members except Messrs. Riley and Smith.  Apparently the Government did not look upon  this as a strong enough application and the decision not to give thc grant was arrived at."  The above item would indicate  that the solid seven is not remarkable for its solidity on all  questions effecting the interests  of British Columbia. It is not  known, of course, what counter  attractions prevented Mr. Kennedy from making a successful  round-up, but in vain did he  appeal  "Knock out your pipes and follow'mo; ;V  Finish off your swipes and follow me."  tinn  They could not be got together"  was his complaint to the mayor,  but he managed to get four of  them besides himself to spare  him sufficient attention to sign  his memorial. The other two  (both islanders) were obdurate.  And thus the little petty sectional jealousies that influence them  at home cannot be set aside at  ��������� Htawa long enough to enable  them to work' together for the  common good of the province.  What hope for "better terms"  for the province with such a  rex>resentation.  NOTICE.  Certificate1 of Improvements.  "PITTSBURG'Mineral Claim, situat* in the  Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District.  Where located:'Gamp Hedley.  TAKE NOTICE that I, R. H. Parkinson, aa  1 agent for L. W- Shatford. F. M. C. B6202S,  and W. F. CaiJicion.'F. M. C. B22476, intend,  sixty days from date hereof, to apply to the  -Milling Recorder feir a Certificate of ImproTc-  ments, for the "purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must he commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  R. H. PARKINSON.  Moffet's Best  PATENT  FLOUR  STRONG, UNIFORM AND  WHITE; MADE STRICTLY  FROM HARD WHEAT.  y  THE COLUMBIA FLOURING MILLS CO., Ltd.  VERNON and ENDERBY, B.C.  ^  Dated Dec. 12. A.D.. MM.'  1-S  NOTICE.  Certificate' M Improvements.  BOSTON Mineral Claim, situate in thc Osoyoos  Mininc Division of Yale District. Where  located: Camp Hedley.  TAKE NOTICE that I, R. H. Parkinson ar  agent for W. F. Cameron, administrate*  of, the estate of-'G. M. Stumps. Free Miner's  Certificate No. B22476. intend, sixty days from  date hereof, to apply to thc Minim; Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant'of the aboye  claim. *���������'     ��������� >   ���������  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must, be commenced before the Issuance) of such Certificate of Improvement*.   ,  R. H. PARKINSON.  Dated Dee., l^A.D.. 19M. 1-8  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  STEMWINDER AND CHARTER OAK Mineral ClaimSi situate in the Osoyoos * Mining,  eivisioii of i'aJe^Districfc.    Where located :  amp-ii<|ai^y������ ?  --������������������'���������- f-        *   TAKE NOTICE tna'tT, Charles dell. Green as  agent for M. K. Rodgers, free miner's  certificate No. BSrtfl'ti and for George H. Cahill,  F. M. C. No. BTJSi'lo, intend, sixty days from  the date hcrcolyto apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the.  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the a-  bove claims.     '"?'���������  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the isBU-  anco of such Certificate of Improvements.   ���������  Dated this 23rd day of December, 1904.  1-8 ; C. deB. GREEN.  SIMILKAMEEN  Livery, Feed and Sale Strfible  Single and Double Saddle  and   Pack  Drivers. Horses.  Wood for Sale.  HOPKINS <������������ McINNES, Proprietors, Hedley, B.C.  When in Keremeos  STOP AT  The Central Hotel  - TWIDDLE <& RETTH, Proprietors.  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.   Livery Barn in Connection.  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  LORENIA. LION'S PAW. RENO. CANADIAN BELL. COPPER WORLD FRACTION and MIDNIGHT SUN Minoral  Claims, situate in the Osoyoos Mining  Division of Vale District. Where locateel:  In Camp Hedley.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Francis W. Groves,  acting as agent for Horatio J. Duffey, free  miner's certificate No. 5803, and T. D. Pickard,  free miner's certificate No. B6203o, intend, sixty  days from date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the "above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before thc issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 20th day of January, A. D., 1905.  2-8 FRANCIS W. GROVES.  IX  13  NOT  NECESSARY  To discuss the advisability of  Life Insurance. Everybody now  admits it. The two things to be  decided are:  WHICH  COTVVPArNY*?  and  1A/HAT   AMOUiNTr'*?  Let us help you to decide these!  Briefly stated, the answer to  the first is  Tlie Mutual Life of Canada  (old Ontario Mutual.)  and to the second  /"111   "Vou   Can   Carry.  The MUTUAL LIFE OF CANADA is the only Canadian company  that is purely mutual, all its profits'  going to the policy holders, and no  foreign company (stock or mutual)  doing business in Canada has been  able to do as well for its policy  holders, or give insurance, at as  favorable rates.  Take a policy in it before 1905  is out and come in for this year's  profits.  m  A;  z  I  N  13  &  cm Druci and book store  HEDLEY, O.C  HwAi^uAnTKns FOB  _  PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES; BRUSHES,  *  COMBS AND TOILET REQUISITES; TOILET  SOAPS  AND   PERFUMERY;    BOOKS   AND  STATIONERY OF ALL KINDS.  Your Trade Solicited.    Mat! Orders Promptly Attended To.  JOHN LOVE  Druggist   andL   Stationer.  I  o  D  I  C  A  Hotel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, flanager.  First Class in  Every  Respect.     Commercial and  Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.     Posfc House on Penticton-   ���������  ton-Princeton Stage Line.  KEREMEOS,  B.C.  VV. J. TWISS,  Manager,  Vancouver.  A. MEGRAW,  District Agent,  Hedley.  J. A. S6HUBERT  Wholesale enrrci Ret tail  ���������^  General     Merchant  Groceries  Dry Goods  Gents' Furnishings  Boots and Shoes  Hardware  Flour and Feed  Sash and Doors  Lumber and Shingles  Stores-HEDLEY jarscJ  F-JENTTICT-OIN  'Aaitnwwmiwm'mvamxKtomw.M.ywxiimmzss.  M'JJimw-'fBVjewm*^^  /-,  \

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