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 Il \l  ,-'  (?' '���'  ft  I  lit*, i  ���;  ii  is _��  iU_u-t    ��-<-^\-^A^'  J*  SUSSCKIFTM $1.15 1 MR  iWage-eamem abound ��irt>-  sortbe, becsusa this paper  ill publdBbed ea their orgaa.  B. C. PE&IUEOT LOAN AMD  SAVINGS CO.  Authorized C��pital- -   $10,000,000  Subscribed Opltul  '-   -    1,500.000  AiucMorcr    ....      WW.IXJO  Head Office 821 C��mble Btreet, Ven.'  couver, B. C.  VOL. 4.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1902.  NOIG  MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.  _6*ollowlnc one results of Thursday's  -civic elect ions:  MAYOR.  T. 3P. NEEHJANDS 1816  T. O.  /  J"  P  I  1  I'  I  Pi  i  i-  , Townley  1322  ALDEKMBN.  Ward 1.  W. SKENE �� .. 520  JUiKX. BETHUNB  450  W. Blackmore  429  _H. T. Slw-lton'  339  Ward IL  JAIMES McQUEEN  5.8  MDWARD COOK  '38  H. A. Bell  355  John Simeson  215  Alexander Fletcher  40  Total vote 1605  Wart III.  C. H. WILSON    SOO  W. 3. McG-UIGAN '.    250  J��. MePhaiden    225  Ward XV.  IVILLTAM BROWN _ "05  CF. TOREMAN    S82  Daniel McKlnnon ,..   293  ���Wl J. Dickenson    270  ���Wart V.  aPETER WYIJE     3!)1  W.H.WOOD '     213  IV. A. BROWN    1GB  Joain Morton    164  I.C. Johnstone    142  William Towler      63  SCHOOL. TRUSTEES.  ' 1)K. IV. D. BRYtDONE-JAOK..   .. 1351  J. J. BANFIELD..   .. '    .. 13'lt  JAS. (RAMSAY. .'   .. 129.1  ���G. Jt. GORDON 12X1  W. J. McMillan    751  J. li. Ferguson    51S  *W. Oartwright    270  A. Philp..-     246  ���LICENSE COMMHSSKXNIEFIS.  33. jf". MORGAiN 1273  I_. 13. TAYLOR 1153  M. H. LaylMd    9S0  ���*W. Wallbrldge    812  JS. J. Gothmrd    282  Kobt. Todd...    IOC  Wat. McGIrr 167  ���G.-MoJaro    18G  PAKIC COMMISSIONERS.  at. G. TATLOW .'.  .. 1993  It W. KENT.. 'ill2  A. E. LEES .' .. .... ..'���-. ..,1005  dins. Doerlns ; -������   811  G. Bartley 7 -- .-   036  re. Wilson.. '.    462  O. L. Spencer..  .. '    230  f. Fewstcr..s    181  J. GnJetly '      83  .'.    B1MLAW&  Hospital Site.  JPor ../.....'.. 1052  Against , I 287  ' Carried.  Cambie Street Grounds.  Vor ', ..' .. .'. .. ..* S97  Against    419  Carried.  atoeivr John Hamerton; recitation;  Grai d ina's Beau, Miss Annie Homer-  ton; -eeltatlon, A lioy's Belief, Master  Robej I I/ondaburgh; recitation, Kitty,  Master Louis Tom; recitation, Mary's  Lamb, Master Freddy Lapworth; recitation. Boys, Mlister Willie Landsbur,?;  character dialogue, Wilson's- Revenge,  Miss Emma Hamcrton and Masters  John Hamerton and Robert Lands-  burglh; recitation, Tim's Daisies, Miss  Catherine Bladk; recitation, in ahon-ac-  ter, How to Catch a Beau, MIsb Olite  Hainerton; song, Three Maids cf Lee,  Misses Minnie Landsburg, Annie (Hamerton and Catherine Black; recitation,  New Santa Claus, Miss Emma Hamerton.  (Foregoing arrived too late for publication Inst week.���Ed.)  BAKERS' BALL.  The dunce and entertainment of tlio  Baikers' union, whioh will come off on  January 22nd, promises to be tlhe big  event of the season. All desiring to attend may procure tickets 'by applying  to the committee or at any of tho union  bake shops. The event will be held in  O'Brien's hall. Mr. Barnes is chairman, of tjie committee.  RUSSELL FAVORS CHINESE.  AS TO DRONES.  r-'.&i  IiETTBR CAIRIRIERS.  Tho Vancouver Letter Carriers' association. Branch No. IS, "has elected  ���Uie following ofllcers: T. H. Cross,  ���president, re-elected; J. Clark, vice-  president; G. P. Coot, . secretary, i-e-  clectbd; G. A. CruMfishainik, director of  ceremonies; C. -H. Charlton, warden; .1/  Clark, M.''-A. Boulton, auditors; T. l(:'  Cross, delegate to the Trades and L.i-  lior council. The question of the 20 p;r  .-.cemt. -Increase  asked for at  tlhe   last  I  session of parUatnemt wns brought up  and1 all t'he friends of the postal o.n-  iployces ai-e requested to help them t(  get the much-needed increase of sal-  airy.  Wlhat Is- a drone?  A drone is a ibeing or an insect that  lives on t'he labor of other beings or  Insects. A drone neither tolls nor spins  nor ln any way contributes to the support of himself or fellow- creatures; but  takes from them the products of their  toll and Industry and fattens on the  proceeds of hla thievery. Among a  hive of bees, ns soon as a drone is -discovered, be is severely dealt with, being stung to death and put out of the  'hlive, and the .bees are to be commended for the prompt manner in which  their immutable law Is executed.  Among the human family you will al  so find drones, but .tlie human drones  aro petted instead of being punished.  But there is another class of which I  wish -to speak. You will find eome  among the trackmen. There are some  to be found in tlie vicinity of British  Columbia. Men wiho will not contribute  a cent to the maintenance of our order,  nor in any way assist in bringing albout  better conditions for tlie traokmen during the recent trouble on the Canadlam  Paclllc railway. And tliese Bame individuals were the first and the only  trackmen I have iheard And fault with  the terms of settlement with the C P.  R. They stand ready to accept .what  our loyal men fought to 6eei,ire, ,but  they will give nothing in return. "Under the Christian dispensation we are  taught -to'love our enemies, /bless those  Who persecute us, and if they smite  us on the aheek, to turn the other also.  We cannot, nor do we wish to, dispute the teaching of an all-wise Orator and Ruler, but there are one or  two instances where some of us at least  would vote to have the" sentefice of  the bees Imposed upon 'creatures Jn human form. They are no better than  drones, and many believe them .to be  worse. To the good brothers along the  line I wish to say that Uhe .work of  perfecting and strengthening our organization In British Columbia goes  bravely on. The officials so far have  treated us as well as we could wish,  and I honestly believe thej-'will also  ,carry out their .port of the agreement  with us. This Is cerfeilnly encouraging  and has a tendency to spur us on to  give thoin the ibest service there is in  us.   Yours in B. L. and U.   "NA3LEN-NATREMAH.���  Spuzzum, B. C, Jan. 7, 1902.  Police Magistrate J. A. Russell has  been talking lo the Toronto Telegram.  In a recent Issue he expressed the bs-  Hef that a more  Real Danger  to tlie provlr.ee ls found ln the agitators than In those against whom tho  agitation has been raised. The quasl-  soalallsts will not work for the ordinary wage, and Uhey will nol let others  woiik. TWey represent the wonrt clement gathered from the United States  and Canada; parasitic demugogues living, on and disturbing the people. Chinese and Japanese labor, under present conditions at loast, is necessary to  British Columbia. Tho province placas  a great reliajice on tlie salmon export  trade. One million cases fat $3 a case)  represent last year's output. Everything required in getting the salmon  ready for export Is found In tne province, except for Ithe bin plate, which  Wales supplies, and the pig iron, whl.-h  is introduced either from Wales or the  Straits.    If  endeavors this year and see it the a_-  soctatlon could not be .made one of the  ibest dn uhe oity. He had 'been nppolnt-  ��U ns organizer for British Columbia,  and hoped to have the pleasure of reporting some additions to the locals ln  B. C. before very long. He also particularly asked the delegates to the  Trades and Labor Council to be punctual In their attendance and use every  endeavor to booni 'the woridng card  of the clerks. He hoped the laly  clerks would attend .this year, and 6ald  'that none of them should be left to go  'home alone after the meetings. If  .none of tho younger members would  pluck up courage to go home with them  he would see to Jt himself. Taking il  all in all it wai&.___e of the best meet-  lings Hield foi- some time.  '   ONE WHO KNOWS.  ' Chinese and Jupanese Labor  Should be excludc-d, British Columbia's  principal Industry would fall before  American competition. The Columbia  river passes through more thicWy-  populaled country than the Fivuser.  White laibor Is more plentiful, and  thcrefoic cheaper. Tlhe Exclusion ace,  too, cannot prevent the employment of  Chinese already In tho country. There  are .more Chinamen in American canneries than ln Canadian. However, lt  happens the best Chinamen disappear  from the Fraser canneries and eventually reappear on the banks of the Columbia. Mr. Russell has just returned from a visit of some duration to the  old country. Business, as American  lien's circles have so continuously re-  poi led,  exhibits  A Considerable Depression.  At the same time England Is conlkUnt  and optbnlstic. Commercial supremacy may be endangered by American  competition, but it is not gone. British  merdhants have the trade in hand, umd  they are determined to hold it. Tho  question now resolves Jtself Into a  matter of beating the Americans ,U  tlieir own gamie, of forming combines  (i>uch as the tobacco, thread and cotton .trusts), and of entering the .field  of competition actively with the objai't  of securing business, and not of letting  buslneoss come, if It wishes, .unsolicited. The conclusion of tlie war wall  seo a great trade revival. Capitalists  are holding their money until the situation clears. '  PRINTERS ELECTED.  J. W. Patterson, in the Ottawa  Journal, gives an Interesting biographical bleach of the three recently  elected lalbor cu.ii'didates to the council  of that city. Their "naimcs are Charlei  G. P'lpper, Albeit-E. Sanderson and  .Tallies C. Reynolds, all printers, two  ibeing employed In the printing bureau  Special attention is called to the platform of the three typos, as truly typical of the universal 'aspirations of labor. It reads as follows; "The labor  plpatform calls for the abolition of the  property classification, anaiklng the  right to vote give tlie right to ropfli-  sent; municipal ownership of all .public utilities in the nature of monopoly;  to recognize the police board and parks  board so 'a3 to bring thetai more under  the direct control ot the city council  and the people's direct representatives;  the extension of the day labor system  which' has proved of such advantage  'to the city, iboth from the standpoint  of economy and better workmanship;  the establishment of a scavenging sys-  ���tem to 'he operated .by the city, and  economical 'and business-like administration of civic affairs. In fact the  platform is one that must commend It  to the most enitiliusJastlc municipal reformer, and progressive' enough to  show that the labor men understand  the requirements of a growing city."  PROM SPUZZUM. '    '-  On the evening of Dec. 28rd the child  ireai of the Spuzzum sohool held their  Hirst Christmas tree and entertainment,  ���Whidh wns In every way a great success. Mr. W. E. Potter was lihainiinii  A. magic lantern exhibition, contiilnbu  ovcr 100 views, was given, accaimjwnl ;J  by descriptive aivusic l>y Mr. J. .McGregor, of Hope, with his Edison record phonograph.   Mr. O. N. Haimerton  ' performed the duties of showman with  Ills well known skill, and Mr. Coppcn  fulfilled the part of lecturer. The lantern -was greatly enjoyed toy all present. The following is the programme  performed by .the school children; Recitation, opening speecih, Muter ,Wm.  _Uapworth; reoltatkxv ��� The Reason  Why, Miss Olive Hamerton; dialogue,  In character, Hie Hoaao That Jack  ISuUt, Miss 'ilianto'I/aadsbudgb   and]  -DISGRACE TO JOURNALISM.  Thomas H. Maokay, secretary of the  Liberal association, hns.Issued a circular letter to the faithful. Regarding who shall 'be entitled to attend tho  convention, to ibo held here on the  30th inst, Mr. iMnckay says: "With re  gard to admitting Liberal 'editors of  papers supporting the Dominion gov  ornment we do not think these gentlemen nre In any way representative of  the Liberal'party in tills province.  Nearly all the newspapers In British  Columbia are owned or. controlled by  corporations who 'have no politics and  slvply run them In tlio interest of their  ib- *iness. Editors are In the employ of  th^se corporations and are not allow-  el to express or have any opinion contrary to the wish of their employers.  We therefore think that the admission  of men of tWa class would not tend to-  w-oirds bringing: the (Liberal party of  this province into harmony."  ��� TIHE BARBERS.  ���The regular meeting of the 'Barbers'  union was held on Tuesday' night,  Pa-esldent Isaacs presiding. After routine, Walter Jordan was put through  the initiatory mysteries of the order.  The proposed license law came up for  its final consideration, and after a few-  changes had been made it was referred  to the executive iboard, who were in-  o  structed to have the same printed and  presented to the house when It convenes at Victoria. This Is a most comprehensive measure and protects the  pulblic from contagious diseases and  forces owners of shops to keep them  clean. Besides this bai-bers are required to undergo an examination of  competence bofotip they will be allowed to practice their .profession. D. P.  Johnson, who so long and ably filled  the office of financial secretary, has resigned. Bro. Johnson has temporarily  gone out of the business, but his fellow-  unionists hope to see ihim back with  thcim before long. Tlie union ls In a  veiy healthy condition, both as regards  its finances mid membership.  Advertise in. Tlie IndepemSemt.  THE CLERKS.  The Retail Clerks' International Protective Association, Local No. 279,  elected ofllcers as follows on Wednesday niisiht: President, D. McLean;  'llrst vice-president, Miss M. Clnnke;  second vice-president, J.'A. Murray;  recording secretary, W. J. Lamrick, reelected; financial secretary, E. E. C  Johnson, re-elected; treasurer, Miss  ���A. Verge; guide, Miss Jessie Keith;  guardian, W. E. Cox; grievance committee,' George Hodgson, Perry Hogj,  T. A. Sanderson; dclegutes to T. nnd L.  council, W. J. Lruurlok, E. E. C. Joh.i-  soa-i, T. A. Phillips. After Installation  speeches were dn order, ���when past  President T. A. Phillips gave some very  god advice to the members. Bro. W.  J. Lnimrtcflc gave on address, in the  course of wihlch Ihe urgently requested  all  clerks to put forward their best  CENTRAL CONGREGATIONAL.  At the Central Congregational  churdh.'Homer street, a series of morning sermons on "The lApostolIc Age or  Christian Life In the Early Church,"  will 'be commenced by the pastor, Rev.  v.". A. Vrooman, Sunday morning, January 12tlh. The dawn of the Christian,  era Is a period of Intense Interest to  all classes of people. The modern  chuich may greatly profit iby contact  with the ancient church. This series  will be especially 'helpful to all who  will study the ourrent Sunday schol  lessons.  A series of evening sermons on "The  Bible Under the Fire of Modern Criticism" will be commenced .by the pastor,  Rev. W. A. Vrooman, Sunday evening,  January 12th. The truth about the  Bible is the best preventive of scepticism, amd one of the (best tonics of religious faith. This series is for people  i\*ho thlrik. Young men are especially  Invited. Subjects In the series: (1)  Modern Criticism of the Bible; (2) The  Conflict of Science with Infallibility;  (3) Alleged Immoralities, Barbarities  amd Albsurditlos In the Bible; (4) The  Inspiration of the Bible; (5) The Supremacy of the Bible Above Other Sacred Books; (6) The Authority and  Value of the Btble In Modern Life.  Questions placed on the collodion  plate will be answered the following  Si_nday~<_TCriing; You are frivitcd to  attend these i-ervlces. All seats are  free.    Maike yourself at home.  DS OFTHE LABOR WORLD  Canadian.  W. CR. Baker onid F. Sharp have been  elected president and secretary respectively of the Carpenters and Joiners'  union of Rossland.  'R. Hallam has just ibeen elected  president of the Civic Employees union  of Winnipeg. The union 'has 200 members and a surplus of funds.  Two local divisions of the Brotherhood of IRIanlway Tradtanen have been  instituted recently by Organizer SUirni-  per, on the M. & N. XV. and G. -N. W.  C. branches of the C. P. R., to- be  known as the Yoi*ktown and Mlnnedosn  dhilstons B. R. T. of A.  The Traces and Labor council "f  Winnipeg has elected tlie follow Ir.jr officers for the ensuing year. President,  A. G. Cowley; vics-prehldent, J. C.  Lane;'financial secretary, A. >M. Gos��i  recording secretary, H. T. r,ir(h: sti-  t'lsticlan, J. Bye; warden, H. Golkm.  The Typographical union of Winnipeg is still imov'ng in the matter cf  scale revision. The eight-hour day proportion was not favoiably received by  the employers, and same other proposal has been submitted. Organizer  Hayes, of the International union, haa  arrived in that cdty to assist in the negotiations Ibetween the union and the  employees.  At tflie regular meeting of Nanalmo  Typographical union, 'No. 337, held last  Sunday evening, the following ofllcers  were duly elected for the ensuing term:  E C. Beard, president; R. J. Lukey,  vice-president; R. D. R. Ramsay, .financial and recording Eiecretary; Wm. H.  Hopldns, treasurer; delegates to the  Trades and Labor council, Geo. E. Nor-  Is, Thos. 'R. McLay, and 'E. C. B<��rd.  day ls still on, 'newspaper reports to  the contrary notwithstanding, and requesting all worfonen in these trades  to refuse to accept position In -that region in any capacity.  ���Tho Chinese are preparing to mnike  a iliard 'fight against anj; exclusion liw.  It is reported that the Six Companies  have levied an assessment upon every  Chinaman ln -this country and a vast  sum will ibe spent In "areulng" tlie  matter at Washington,  IS THE REFERENDUM A GOOD  THING?  One hundred and ninety-eight locals  of the International Typographical  union failed to vote on the Important  questions ordered referred to t'he membership nt large ,by the 'recent conven  tlon at Birmingham. A general idea  may be had ot tho Importance of thes.  questions to that organization from the  fact tliat there are 13 proposition.!,  ohlef among which wore to grant ste-  reotypera and olectrotypers leave to  withdraw from the I. T. U. and form  ii separate international union; to fix  the salaries of the president ar_d sec-  r-.-taiy of the I. T. U. at $l,S0O per annum each.; to abolish the present organizing districts; and place the appointment of organizers exclusively in  the hands of the general president and  executive council, nnd to abrogate the  tripartite agreement 'between the pressmen, .bookflilnders and compositors.  American.  The New York Sun Is feeling the  pricks severely. They are now suing  some of the members of the printer-?'  committee for libel.  A Bostonlan has invented an automatic telephone exchange and the tele  ���phone operator ls no longer needed. A  successful test of the invention ha-,  been made on a one hundred phone circuit. ,j  At a recent annual meeting of the  miners of Massilon, Ohio, district resolutions were adopted asking for a  monthly holiday to enable the miners  to assemble, and demanding public  ownership of mines.  The Rev. George L. McNutt of Boston, has undertaken to solve the problem of the tollers by becoming one of  them. He gave up his parisHi and went  into a factory town ai ith no resources  but Ws factory wages of $1.35 a day.  Prof. Small, of the Chicago University, boldly declares that no man ought  to receive less than $1,0)0 or more than  $30,000 per year as wages. An exc-hango  adds thnt Prof. Small need not be surprised by a hint to resign when Sir.  Rockefeller hears of his rashness.  A child la'bor 'bill has been introduce 1  into the Georgia, Legislature whioh  prohibits tho employment in mills of  children under ten years of age; provides that children under 33 cannot  work unless they ihave Indigent parents; and forbids the employment of  children under 14 unless they can ri-ul  and write.  In 1879 the people of California were  asked to express their sentiments on  the Chinese quesllon^nt the polls. Wltn  the protection ofthe secret balIot,.Cali-  fornla cast"lu4,C3S~vbtes against Ch"^  SOCIALIST MEETING.  R. P.   Pettypleoe,    of the    Lardeau  Eagle,   Ferguson,   has  been  spending  j, few days at Victoria,  gave an  instructive addrecs to a good audiieiiee in  the socialists' hail Wednesday evening.  Ha dealt at length with the present-  day  concentration   of  wealth  and  ef-  | tort on every hand, and  the benefits  of co-operation  rather  than competition, and explained the mlfs-ion of the  new socialist movement now bscomlns  so -widespread    in Canada,    moie especially in British Columbia.   The Bi-it-  l.'Jh Columbia Socialist party have now  ���mio 20 leagues established with an organizer fcttll in the field.   A rer capita,  tax   is being levied    upon    m=mbera,  which is furnishing ample funds to ex-  lend organization and circulate propa-^  ganda literature.    It is not the Immediate object of  the Brita'sSi Columbia  Socialist .party to place candidates in  the Held, but rather to perfect organization and educate the people to recognize the necessity of preparing to take  over the trusts which are to-day proving the practicability of the  theorlss  of socialism.   The ultimate aim of socialists is, ihow-ever, to secure tlie* collective  ownership and  control of  tha  sneana of production and distribution.  With these objects in view Mr. Petty-  piece ihas ibeen aslked by the members  to establish an official  newspaper for  the party, at some convenient point in  the province, a proposition Which he Is  now investigating.   At the close of Last  night's meeting several new members  w-ere enrolled.   In fact the movement  throughout  the province   promises to  'become a live Issue in the Tiear.future.  ���Colonist,"  -A MATTER OP EDUCATION.  Lord Grey, In opening the Miners' orphanage for boys at Bolsovt-r, recently-  delivered   a   speech   on   the   crisis   in  British industry, in the course of which,.  he maintained that the theory that the  amount of employment to be obtained  was a itised quantity, and therefore it  was -desirable in the  interests of the  community to spread It over as many  workers   as   possible,   was   eating the  heart out of British Industry, and deteriorating the charecters of the work- '*'  ing classes.    What was the  'remedy*1  Not  the  abolition  of  trade unionism*  but tlio education both of workers and  ���employers.   He believed that the trade  unionist who advocated restriction of  output was honest in ills belief that he-  was thereby rendering a service to his  class.   He was no worse tha_n the landowners nho In times past Had advocated protection, Pie effect of whlcli w.ls  to eni-ioh themselves at the expense of  the  community.     The  trade  unionists  weie also advocating a policy of projection,    unconscious    that   Its   effect  would be to bring more suffering upon  the  woiikmg classes  than    upon  any  other section In the community.   Free,  trade had not ruined tho land-owners.  Freedom of elTorL would save the operative  class   from ' ruin.    Whnt   waa  wanted was education, conferences between  tihe erpresenrati'ies of employers and employed, and a full knowledge  of-the-cost-of-pi-oductlc-rrboliriTrtlTia   and other countries.  ni.se Immigration and &S3 in Its f.ivor.  The next year a similar tot was made  in 'Nevada, anld the vote was 5.U.  against tlie admission of the Chines?  and 13 for It.  The semi-annual convention of District No. 1. United Mine Workciz,  meets at Wllkcsbari-o, Pn��� Juniury  13th next. Over 400 delegates, representing 7(i,0ft) imlners, will attend.  Among the important i'-sues before ti'ie  convention will be that of enrd !u-  Hpectlon, the eight-hour day, and the  bringing Into the organization of the  Stationary Firemen and Ihiglneers. In  accord with the principle laid down at  the recent coiuwnton of American Federation, ot Labor.  We have  received    from    the  Trad ;s council of    San    Francisco a  communication stating that the etrlloe  of the .pattern, makers, 'boiler makerv,    ' ^-President WliUlam Mackenzie, of  Iron ship builders and helpers, steam thf"  Brotherhood   of   Carpenters lantf  fitters and (helpers, core milkers, mold-  Joln,9n9' ^^ Particularly glad) during,  era, ship Joiners, machinists and "help- ;t!hls camiPal��'1 ���<��**���   Not sd much ovw  _ !L, m f.      ~       .      -'ttle elecMan��~tfar fran> it.  ere ajid apprentices of Sain Francisco -_  ���THE BLACKSMITHS.  Mr. D. di. Wlnson, of tins city, wiit3s  as follows to the Blacksmith'., Journal:  "Ever} thing in    connection    with  the  Blacksmiths' union Is going on lovely,  .".* you will be pleased  to le-irn.    Duos  come   In   very   regulaily,   and' nil   the  'boys' ,-ire cn.pltnl union nun.   Brother  Johnston (William), our'he ii Orel treasurer, ihas left town and Is now in the  employ oT the C. P.  It. nt Revelstoke  Station, tB. C.   He will be In n position  to look aftor our work in thut part ot  British Columbia, as there are a great  many of our membera there who have  not got the initiation work.   At our last  ,       meeting    It -was    resolved     to   make  Iiw-i   Krotiher Johnston organizer for Brit-  AsQi Columbia."  v>:J  <. - cttftmiawi****-*  ii-  SELLING GIRLS IN NIGERIA.  Dealers l'n*:i llii!.i;ii'Nv .lusl l.iUo a Horso  Uenlvr.  Wha wml  for  honest  poverty  ���  ��� . . ,    UliiK down Uls lii-iiil, nu' a' tha't,  Uusincss connected with the sale ot'l.TUe-cmvaril-Klsiw, n pass 'him by  koiuo silver  tool; mc.oiie day  to  tlie I     \Vc dure lie pour for u' that I  house     of    a slave ilea lor  who  hnd j Ver ��' tlint,- mnl ��' Unit:  FOR A' THAT AND A' -THAT-  ."THE TYRANT INCOME." | gpR^Qg   J$   THE    SEA  Thu W'holo  ll-.llt  torn  some twelve or fourteen very i'iij?ii}j-  iliS. females to dispose of.     Enlx-niic;  tlio luiu.'ji;  through  the heavy  pillar-'  cd,     low     be-iiiiilti'd porch,  I found  myself, when iny eyes hail crown accustomed in the subdued  liwht    anil  the     lleecy     smoke     of the -burning  spices,  in a   lai-HX',  .scjuniv,  hnll-shup-  oil  i-ooih."   The yoiini,' women     were  .si|iiiiliiii); about  on skins mid mats.  ���"luiiiK up <>no iiiiui.lii'r's hair,.'tiiiu-li-  iui,' u|i     one     another's     eyes,,with  kwolli      (bliick      antimony  powder),  l.in.VliiiiK-.   Uilkin.o;.   siiuviiin-,   anil      to  a!I   niMH-iii'iiui'i'S  tliui'KiiKhl.v" eiijoyiiir  llii'insolvi'S,      iiDtwith.sluniline:  they  had      only  recenlly   been  from      the  bosom  of   tlieir  families.  When tlio dealer hail looked  r.l    the  silver 1   bi-iiii|rlit  with  me  lie  I'irect-  oil  iny atleiition  lo  his stock,    nnd.  .after n, few  obsoi'vationscrolnlive lo  their place of origin, called up two or  .three of the jjirls and  tried "to push  .'busine.'-s,      expatintinu;     upon    their  points Just as a'horse dealer    -might  do  in this     country.    One Was cun-  liiiiR in  tlie preparation of tlle   perfumes  of  the  country,  in  tin:   ' ' ���������'"  .   ing- of civet     mid frankincense  myrrh,  just    the wife for  Uu.'Turo  (white mail)  other could sing and dance  clean   and   well   favored.     After   lis  toning to the dealer for some lime 1  told him very plainly that 1.'did not  require  a. female  slave.    '"   "     '"  replied,     "then 1  know  "want,  and  have just  the article  suit you."     And  a Kir),  hull  Arab,  half  Sudani,   was  immediately    produced  from     a different room.    Tho  dealer was sure she would suit mo ���  Tie was      aching  to  got  that,  silver  without      paying  currency'-for   it ���  'ho would lot ine have her cheap; sho  wasn't everybody'/*     money.     "No!  ���she   is   not,"   I  readily ;  admitted,,  adding  rather    more  forcibly,    "sho  isn't mine, for instance." ��� iilnipiro  Magazine.  Tlie  Auntrsiliiin CnmmmiwOHltli.  The   following   statistical   tabic  of  'the crmdilioiis'-'in 18'.)'.) has been cuiu-  ���'. pi led from figures issued by tho Victorian State    .I'ri-iiiier for  '.. aooo.      '���....-  blond-  iind  wealthy  Tike me. i- An-  all were  "Ah,  what  he  you  ,.' to  'Jur tolls oliseui-e. un' n' thut;  The null; Is 1ml tliu.guinea's stump-  Tlie nmu's the yew-ii fur a' that.  What  though ou hiimely fare we (Hue,  Wesir lioiitlen si-i'.v, 'mnl ��' thutV  UW   funis   their    silks,   and   kiiuvcs  their  wine���  A iiiairs a niiin. for a' Unit,  I'or :i' tInn. for a' tlml.  Ylu'lr llnsi'l show, uml n' that;  Tin; lunii'St ninn, though e'er sue poor.  Is lilug-o' lni-ii for ii' tlint.  Ye see .veie'lilrlili', en'il a lord,      .,  "  Wlnil sli-uts .mil siures un a'l.iiit.  1'lKinjjli Ininilri'ilK worship nt his worif  He's hill  ll eonf  fur ii'. thut;  I'or ii' Unit, uml u" tlml;  Ills rlliniiil sinr, ami ��� n' Unit;  'i'l... niiin uf Imli'i'i'mli'iu iniuil.  He looks ami laiistlis ut a' that.  A prince cnu niul;' u helled knight, ...  A niiinnils, iluke, nml n' thnt; ,  I'M nu honest mun's ulioou his might,  (iiilil.. I'nlili,  lie  ii'.iiiinu fu'0thutl  Fur n' Hint, nml u' thut,  TUi-lr dignities, nii'il'.ii' thill,  The pith it 'sense, nml prlile o' worth.  Are higher niiiks thnn n' that.  Tlicn lot us pray Unit come lt may-  Am! come It will for u' that���  Tlint  sense nnd worth, o'er n' the earth,  Mny beiir the groe uml u' that;  l-'iir.ii' thut, nml u'Unit,  It's emiilif yet, for n' thnt.  Thnt niiiu to mun, tlie world o'er,  Sliull brlttiers he for u' tlint!  ���ltohci't Burns.  .Mrs.  "the title of "Tlu    Mutter Mimmeit L'p by Hon.  Mrs. .wtMt-u.ht;r.  I    For several numbers past of     Tho  Cornhill   Jliigax.ine   instruction      has  I been given iu the art of living on in-  | comes ranging irom i"7S lo JilO.000  a year, uml now iho whole nuiuei- is  -.uiiinu.il np by llie Hon.  IruUier under  j i-iint. laconic."  !     ",'i'lie truth is ihis," she sny  i secret of financial  happiness lies  your own personal  tittitudu  your income.     If you  treat il us    a  friend, ou whose ijeucrosily you limy  rely to help you in time of need, thou  will',  you  bu doiviied  to  iliHiiiipoint-  nient,   for  few   iiii.oincs  luiyo      great  souls ��� they are mean and shrinking  things,     incapable     of    heroic  Hut if, from the very  ami it foregather  lu nil enemy  Aus-  Ty-  "Tlie  in  low aril  l-RESH WATER STREAMS THAT BURST  FROM THE OCEAN'S BED. "  es-  i li-  pansiou  stunt that you  you treat it as your  then may your lite be a happy one  Conuiior it, or it will assuredly con  (���ner you, und become your tyrant.  Yot ouly in one way can it bo humbled .nml brought 16w, and happy is  iho man who discovers tbo. way to  do this early in his career. Keep it  hidden,' for publicity is to it. tho  breath of life, and once Iho glare of  I *������'  ':"'-"*'"  Tlie Origin of the UnilerRrounil Itlv-  cra Tlint Have an Outlet Under the  I'vrxiiiii Unit Hum Never llecu Satls-  ' fautorlly  Uxjilnined.  Along the shallow bottom of the  occiin, not very fur from the laud, a  number of openings lmve been discovered in various parts of tlie: world  through which water as pure and fresh  as that of nny bubbling spring mingles  with the salt water of the sen. Another reiiiiirkiible class of fresh water  springs Is those Hint sink out of sight  or perhaps never conic to tbe surface,  but follow hidden channels under' the  laud und under the sea until they llniil-  ly come to the open air on nu island.  Both of these types of underground  rivers nro perhaps most remarkably Illustrated near and on Itiihreiu Island,  In the Persian gulf, a place thut Is also  noted us one of the chief sources of  pearls.  Bahrein  Islnnil,  the  largest of the  continually rising to the surface. It  was evidently* brought through the underground channel from 'the.-swamp.  . Tho breaking of n cable off the mouth  of the Rovuma. vlver In .East Africa  bus been attributed to the destructive  nctlon of a stroug; current of sweet  water entering tbe sea level several  miles from the land. Another romtuk-  nble example of a submarine river Is  round to the north of tbe city of Arica  on tlie raeltic ccast of South America  CARDS AND BIBLES.  The Queer Stock In Trade of a readier  In ��� Kentucky.  "Xot long ago,'''remarked a, traveling  man, "I went up "picturesque'''Kentucky  river on a: littlo: steamboat which runs  from Louisville to Frankfort. By the  way, there isn't a wilder or more beautiful stream; in the. whole country than  that same Kentucky river. The bout  pusses through eight or ten government  locks during the Hip.   On the bout I en-  Arlver from the Andes thnt Is giud-1'countered' a queer old. customer, a long  swallowed up  In the sand  has | henrded, grizzled Kviituckinn,' who w.is  tially    been found to make Its way Invisibly  Into the sea. wllh which lt unites some  miles from the hind.  11 rain Wclelit.  . It is stated b.v nn authority that the  weight of n man's Iniiin has untliiiig to  do with his liit'iitnl power, It is ti question of climate, not of Intellect. The  colder the ullinnti', tlie greater the size  of the brain. Tin1 largest heads of nil  ure tho.-c of tin- i'ln:,.-:,;'-!ii's. who live  very fill' uui-tli. uuil tie.'U "t-uinu the  ho-"l�� nf i'".' Limps.  the year  .Now South Wales  Victoria     ������������������  (juooiislniid  ���    ������  South Australia ...  West Australia .....  Tasmania   .'. ���  population.  . i ,:ii-)ii,(sr.o  Total  Willi;.'  TNow   South  "Victoria  ���������'������ ���;;���������  ���Queonslii.'.ui   .....".  .South   Australia  ���'Wust.-Aus'triilia  ���  'Tnsiiiuiiia ....'.; -���'������  HOW BULLETS SOUND.  .Noi��e�� I.lko tliu WulliiiE of a Lot af Distant Cuts.  XXa are getting accustomed to tho  squib-like report o'f what we folt sure  must be explosive bullets, as tbey  went oil like Inrge crackers among  the rocks in I'ro'nt of tho trench; but  1 feel bound lo say there is a doubt  whether it was not tho splash of the  soft-nosed bullets used by the enemy  ���a ballot 1. believe to bo also illej:  ���as the sudden impact of such  missle fired at short range  immediately burst tbe bullet, the  heat evolved being sullicient to molt  the lead inside the-hardened coating,  uml give an appearance in the dark  as if ii .number of small shells  bursting around  us.    Indeed  hi attack some days later tho of  of these Hashes of Maine     and  cracks niiido some of the men  they' wero explosive;    but    I  liave been simply  Besides  :al  would  wero  on the  lossly will it trample upon you mm  yoi.r most precious possession���your  independence. Therefore ,-hido.it  Never let your nearest or*, your dearest suspect its. real height, or bread-  eat suspect its real; height, or  hrcadth,'.- or length,'or'power.. Keep  it. as secret as you would the knowledge of sonic hideous-crime; guard  it from tho public gaze as you would  the most appalling skeleton that ever  Silt in family cupboard! Should  searching questions be put to you  ainjut its size, do not hesitate to lie  right royally, in your- responses.  .Swear it i.s but a small, weak thing,  worthy of no consideration, inonp-  abio of sustained elTort, and thus by  your cunning words force it to sit  cowering in tlio darkness of privalo  life, not daring to assert itself or to  tyi'mini/.o over you in  fashion ilready partly  a'previous writer in these papers  Sf ?A ilp^iS! *������� W-"* J'-ins that name. Is   ,i I nbout twenty  null's ott  the const of  Arabia In the Persian gull'. As tho Island has almost no rainfall It is a  dead level of sandy desert relieved only  by palm groves and patches of vegetation whore water springs to the surface from the. mysterious underground  channels! In many places the water  does not reach the surface, but is found  by sinking wells, the water being raised to the surface by donkeys nud bullocks and poured into the channels  from which the date palms and other  crops arc Irrigated. Thescspriugs cannot possibly bo derived from tlie Island,  and It ls no.moro likely that they come  from the sandy wastes of neighboring  Arabia. Tho Arabian shore as far as  can be seen ls low and devoid of water  except nt El-Katif whero similar  springs are found.  Arabs say that these streams come  straight from the -Euphrates ��� river  through nn underground channel by  which the great river, in part, Hows beneath the Persian gulf. -Geologists,  however, have dismissed this theory.  Though the origin of the springs hns  that      horrid  hinted at by  Thu Suiulutv  A PLANT WHICH DINES.  -y Grniliiil  Tho Tugboat Cnptnln.  A tug lay'hard. by,- and the. cnptnln  added his bit to my sociological nocturne, as I sat In the pilot house and  peered out on the water, whore red  lights and green lights, with tunny of  yellow and white, dripped zigzag fashion down from the wharfs and ships.  "Where do you sleep?" questioned I.  "Why, here," he replied, "ln this very  pilot bouse on tlint nice fluffy btitilc  you're n-scttln' on; nn' sometimes I  sleep at that wheel, a-stcerln' this bent,  sir. Can't bo helped, sir. The hours wc  work would stave lira trained nurse  au' send a sentinel to be shot. .Why,  man, I've seed the time when I've stuck  by that wheel twenty grim hours at a  stretch. Once It was forty-two hours.  And when you read In the paper about  towin' a big propeller clean through a  dock or jaiuiisln' her Into her next door  neighbor fer keeps don't you say us tug  folks are Johnnie Itnws. Just say we're  worked nud worked till we sleep at the  wheel.   Por.that's God's truth, sir."  Military Term.  full of interesting reminiscences.  "'Once on n.tiuie,' he snid, 'I made a  henp o'money up au'. down?this little ole  liver���n-peililltii'.'  " 'What did ;:ou peddled I asked.  " 'Koni'di.,' he answered; 'playin' hoards  nn' Bibles.'  " 'That wns a queer stock in trade,'  wns my comment. 'II.,w did you happen  to have such n mixed lot as that?'  "'I bought it at a -miction., down t'  Loo'sville,', he explained. 'The uueticnoer  lumped 'em, so 1 had to ttiku.'eui. But I  got rid of 'om���yes, sirce, cv'ry one cf  'em. People along this river is nllus wild  for pliiyin' hoards. I sold 'om playin'  keards fer two dollars a pack. They  went off rapid,, cv'ry' one of 'em, yes,  shoe, an' I diilu' have nary Bible left ou  hand nntlier.'  "'How much did you get tor - your  Sillies?' I asked.  "T,nws,' the reminiscent Kenttickinn  explained, 'them Bibles went off rapid  too. T give 'cm away with th' keards.'"  ui.  fOCt:  sharp  .  C(;i'ta.in  still  think  it. may  the result of the impact  these sounds, tho uir was full of the  weirdest noises ��� tlio whirr of  ���.pent bullet from it long range-  chirp of those at high velocity  I from the rocks directly opposite  le. shrill chirp exactly like  tho  the'  when  lirci  ���ono  sing  Common   to   lie  ill    l_!!!_llllll!.  Anions     the    insectivorous plants i J...u..e,.. ���  there is. hardly one of greater inter-1 not yet boon satisfactorily explained,  est than tliesuiidew (Droser'rt i-otun-_| the most favored theory., is that: they  which is common on boggy j como from the. well .watered slopes of  many parts of Britain.. tlle pehian mouutnius far to the north.  1 he     leaves    ot     this    plant > says   u t,,   tb ,     ���       ^ |t tlmt  Ohnmbcr s      .loui-nar      are supple-    .,        ,���,,,,    ,  .   .,       - .,.        ,v  n-oi.lua.by highly sensitive; irlaiuliiUir | tho rainfall sinks, into the earth s mist  tentacles) which [ secrete *   ���' '  diiolia),  ground    in  rock  Total  ... ���X27,_!,.li"i,!)3l'  Gold Production. Oz.  Now, South  Wales  Victoria   ��� Qu eons la nd    .South Australia ���������  West-Australia   Tasmania    Total        Now-South. Wales  Victoniti      Queensland     South Australia .  West Australia ...  rrasinuuia     ...  1  '1! I i'i, 10 (5  H'yi ,500  1).17',020  l"2A'M  ,(_1M,SS7  83,'Ji)2  .... 4.0'l7,<i:.M.  Imports.  i2.-),.v.n.:n.r>  .    17,'.io2,ri!)'l  fi^r.i.O'.n  6,8fil,'l'r>7  4,-173.0:12  1,7('��,'124  the high-pitched note of a similt .bircU  The "i'icos,".'too, made the most extraordinary! sounds; pieces of bullets  that had struck somo obstacle ���  forced-, I suppose", by tlieir irregular  shapes to take trajectories, of nil  forms ��� made noises liko the wailing  of it lot of distant cats. All these  made the air seem alive with Hying  and screeching forms. Occasionally���  but very occasional ly ��� a puft :of  smoke would show where some , antiquated Boor had becu indiscreet  enough .to use black;powder, and,.it  wah a pure joy to.have something to  im at from bur'trenches';' but hardly  ' "-- '     from  our-  ���Totol  Wales  New  South  Victoria    Queensland     ��� ���  South Australia ...  West. Australia ....  Tasmania- ���   Total _    ��03.439,513  'Kx ports.  X2S.4'L.r).4(i(')  18,5I57,7S0  11,1142.858  8.388,300  0.085.0'I2  2,577,470  ��70,007,018  .ver were two shots delivered>   f  he siiino nosltion.���Chuinbers   -J  the same  nal.  Dr. Flnson'* -Hxpprlmont��.  Prof. Kiels U. Finscn, tho inventor  of the lupus euro by  ravs bf'-Tight has  says  Tvro IndUluiitti in u Corner.  ���Two incidents stund out in relief in  the career of Col. Joseph Frederic  des '���'. Bni-rcs. lie was tbe instructor  in navigation of Captain Cook, and  - it was into bis arms'that .Wolfe sank  ���'trying-from the fatal bullet at Quebec. Des .'������. Burros was acting as  Wolfe's Aide-ile-Camp il'i'-ing tlio battle, and was in the act of making a  ���report whon the General full. Previously he had served in the Indian  ���frontier- wars and at the taking  Xi-iiisbourg, anil ho, was later tb  reeling engineer at the restoration  of the fortifications of Quebec to "  condition  of callable defence      ���l*1  of  the di-  Sub-  t-uu.......   scquently ho was engaged in survey-  "ing-the-hnrbors-nnd_lulcis^_of__Uie  shores of Nova Scotia. Newfound-  'land, and, in fact, the whole of the  North Atlantic coast, whore navigation was till then extremely danger-  ous. -mid it is upon his labors as a  hydrographer that ho i.s now lcmeni-  'bcrcd. In .1784 he was appointed  ���Governor of Capo Breton and subsc-  ���yuently of Prince TOdward Island, llu  iittninod to the extraordinary age of  102. dying on October 24, 1.824.  just returned to Copenhagen, says  Thu London Daily Mail. Our Copenhagen correspondent has just had a  long chat with tho professor, who  told him all his plans, lie is ashy  and rather weakly young ninn, full  of enthusiasm for his great work.  "I hope that 1 and my assistants  will succeed iu making far greater  use of the rays of the sun and the  electric light. From practical experience we go to sc.lcntillc experiments, which iu their turn arc put to  practical use.  ."Tlie sun was my first tonchojv T  Was Weak ns a child,-sometimes sick  unto death, but T always kept careful watch on myself and noted the  uninistaknblo healing influences of  sunlight upon - tho whole of iny organism. I tried to find the explanation of this fact in scientific works,  but failed. , Then I thought cither I  or,' the scientific works must lack  something, and thus I was gradually  led to the st.nly ofthe chemical influence of rays Of light.  "After six years' study I'succeeded  in the winter of 1805-0 in curing in  four months an eight-year-old cose ol  lupus    vulgaris���by-local-treatment  witli light.  "There aro illimitable possibilities  in future when the scientific basis  and the full chemical .nature of rays  of light are fully known, but wo  know already that not only are light  bulbs good for local treatment, but  they have a healing effect upon  whole body."  hairs  or   ���^    viscid llu'id; and when any small insect .inadvertently  alights  on  those,  it is -held fn-st     while the tentacles  gradually bend down- and bold it in  a close  embrace  until  its  digesiiblo  pai'ls.nre .; incorporated within    tho  substance    of the plant. .^The. entire  process '. has ;   recently been, photographed by'Mr. A. K. Goodman, and  'the*'pictures' are reproduced in.' the  pages of the  "Amateur Photographer," under the   quaint     title of  "A  Tragedy I in ." Six Scenes." ������ In' the  first of'these, pictures ivc see>a. small ,  liy; .  an jtlphis, settling upon. .the  treacherous'-tind sticky points of the.  plant which is destined to. devour it;  and: in tho  subsequent/photographs,  which wore    .taken at intervals,   of  from ..thirty to forty* minutes, we; see  how the ..victim is drawn'nearer and  nearer !to its; doom..- In. this inter-,  estingiphotographic:experiment.'  we  are told,7' that the digcstivei process  lasted ..for about three .days, *. when  the     tentacles     once more icsumed  tlieir extended, position; but '':hey remained dry for about 24 hours,'and  thus allowed the remains, of the repast.:' the indigestible portions    of  the aphis, to be carried away by the  first puff of wind.    After that; .the  glanils  oncojmore- began  to  seovete  their viscid . .'fluid,-..and', were ready  again to- act asliy-trnps: '���,���������'-' -~-lyx.'/-i  trams,  2,100; horses  vision trains,  the  Resninoil Spuuch und llaarlne.  A rcmnrknblo case of a inan ro-  TJiilning both speech and lionrlng hns  oil at Barking, .lean Mnttitr-  .u sailor, fourteen years  shipwrecked nil-'the const  mnl fell from a mast into  Ilo was unconscious for  fourteen days, and on recovering was  unable to speak or hear. For some  ���considerable time ho has been in the  ���employ of Mr. Joslin, u market gar-  ��Ioiii.t, at Barking. About a week  ;ngo-he-received a fright from a gun  .'jtoinir oil accidentally, and ran home  in ii very excited state. A fow days  irds his hearing returned, and  ���tii'i'.urri  jin,  wlien  -UK",- 'xixli  of Asia,  the sea  hear  .tiftori .  then bis speech, lie can now  Iicrfectly, and speak (lueutly in Italian, French and Portuguese, and  somewhat imperfectly in English.  A Honu to.CyoliHlH-  ' Tn * Lincolnshire the magistrates  -arc impressing upon holders of public house licenses the legal obligation to supply tea, and coffee to cyc-  ulists and tourists.  An Kncliifliirlii;- Tent.  An Interesting engineering feat wns  accomplished-.' recently in lledhough  Bridge, between Newcastle -and  Oateshend. �� A new bridge was built  in exactly the samo position us .an  old one Willie trnlllc went on uninterruptedly. Now piers were erected  round about the old ones, and spans  (ind a roadw'iiy built a little above  and 4 i feet to one side of tlie old  roadway; then the old piers ' and  roadway wero 'removed, the new  roadway lowered into position, and  the work of moving it into place  was accomplished! The weight moved, 1.000 tons, was pushed over by  hydraulic jacks exerting'd pressure  ���of'.'ljOOO pounds-to., the squaro inch.  Tho work'it i>lii.  ���The English Societv for the   Prevention of Cruelty to  Children    secured the conviction and punishment  of nearly 3,000 culprits last year.  " Jen 'From Norivav.  Norway sends Great Britain i80,-  000 tons ot ice it year, '---'���  i"'"  shipment al 7s a ton.  . Some lli-ninrlitiblu StiitiHtloft.  A compilation made from the files  of    a    prominent pio-13oer Parisian  journal shows some remarkable statistics,  .it, has reported 1,101. -battles. Iho principal results being: Boor  losses ��� Killed, 1S1  men, including  23 olliceis; captured, 300 men     nnd  17 oilieers.    British losses;    Killed,  3,180,ISO men, including 00,000   officers;   captured, 1!)0,000 men     and  8,000 oilieers.    Boer guns captured,  VI; horses and mules, 30;  provision  42.    British guns captured,  and mulos, 7,000; pro-  813.    Decisive     Boor  victories,  1,004.     Decisive      British  victories, 7.    Boer .forces pursued by  British, 121 miles; British forces pursued by Boers,  20,138 miles,    Boer  generals killed^, nil. ^British generals  killed, 71, inclmliiigJIive^wlfo^W'ero  killed throe times, and one (General  JVfethuen) who was killed seven times  during the first .four.'months of    *'*������  war.    General Kelly-Kenny had  head blown off in three separate  gngemonts, succinctly described  the paper's correspondents; and    before leaving for, home General Lord  Itoberts. had  lost; five legs and nine  right arms.    Up to the beginning  of  October Lord Kitchener had boon assassinated    three times  by  his own  men in. revenge for the .harsh discipline ho kept ou enforcing.  tho  his  en-  by  bc-  until It ... reaches impermeable  strata along which it Is curried for a  great distance to the south out under  the sea uiitll the rock, sloping upwnrd,  again brings! the water near tho surface on Bahrein Island.. Some of Uie  wells that are thus supplied are enormous, and one of them, the Adari,  serves for the: irrigation of many miles  of date! palms through a canal,of nn-  clent construction. The Adari well Is  ono of tbe great sights of Bahrein, being a deep basin of'water. 22: by 40  yards In size. ' The! fact that It .comes  from a far higher source Is shown by  the force with which It enters the well.  Divers, driven back by the strong current, are unable to reach the bottom.  There bolng no wells within mil03 of  some of the const .towns of Bahrein,  they obtain water from springs tbat  issue from the bottom of'.the.gulf uot  far from the shore.   These springs of  course have the siinlo origin as the  wells.    Divers, with; goatskins uiuler  their arms, dive through-the salt wnter  and fill the skins; with the cold, ��� fresh  liquid at the bottom.   The water obtained in- this  way usually contains  ja slight udmixture of salt water, so  'that the mixture Is just a little brackish.   At some of, these openings at the  sea bottom the head of water entering  the.sea Is so strong tbat when hollow  bamboos are pushed down into. It the  Water rises through the tubes, delivering the fresh Water directly Into vessels that are held by ihoii and women  who are sitting   In  the   boats that  brought  them  from   the  land.    The  force of some of the streams as thoy  come from the earth is so considerable  that-It pushes back the salt water, and  the spring is not mixed with the sea  water for quite a space arouud the  'place, of .-.entrance.  It lias been ' practically determined  within the past few years that the waters of a small river in West Africa  which disappeared In a fresh water  swamp that bus no visible outlet find  their way by an underground ''channel  Into the Atlantic and mingle .witli' the  sea tbrougli an opening in the bottom  "tlmt~hris" been* discovercd-a-few-miles  from Cnpe Verde. A chaunel hns been  found on the sea: floor which, apparently, was cut by some fresh Water  stream. During some soundings that  were made in 1895 for tho purpose of  finding aud rnislug a broken cable the  vessel engaged In tbe work was' surrounded by>wump.vegetation that w����  Tramp���Got any cold coconnut, lndy?  Mrs. Wooln-Wooln���No; hut if you'll  tnke the rugs down and give them a good  shaking and bring them up;promptly I'll  give, you some coconnut .hash.  One Wbo  Pelt' Strongly.  "How do the people in your neighborhood like rural free delivery?", wrote'tho  congressman who had - been instrumental  in having It established iu that particular  locality.  "They like It so well," wrote his influential constituent in reply, "that they  don't como to town half as much'for  their mail as they; used to do,! and: ray  trade has fallen oiT 25 per ceut. You've  had the Inst vote for congress you'll ever  get from mo, darn you!"  An Kn��j- Hark.  "John, did you split the kindling?  "Yes, dear,"  "Is the coal ln?"  "Seven buckets full." ��� -  "Now come and help me get the children to bed, nnd when the houso is perfectly quiet you can hnvo the dining room  to yourself and write n short story to pny  the house rent nnd a poem or two for the  gas and water hills, and see If you can  write n lovo song that you can sell for  enough to pay tbe milkman and the washerwoman." i  Johnnie "Wanted to Know.  "Fn, what's a bookworm?"  "A bookworm, my hny? It's a species  of worm thiit isfoiind in very old'books."  "Is it bad for dogs?"  "Ii'or dogs? I guess it wouldn't do 'em  nny good."      a  "Then I'm sorry I let Fido eat the in-  sides out of tbnt old book that you said  wus Worth more'n forty, dollars."  Theory nnd Practice.  Townc���You know Greenlenf believes  in the theory that wo all becomo what we  ent. .        ,    ,fc x  Browne���But he's a vegetarian,  isnt  he?  Towne���Yes.-  Browne���Then how does he account for  his having become such a lobster?���Phil-.,  adclphia Press.  ncr! One-Reancnt.  "Charlev, dear," said young Mrs. Tor-  kins, "there Is ono favor I want to ask  you.- I hopo-you will realize it is for  your own good aud not get nngry."  "What is it?"  "I .want you to" solemnly promise mo  that you will never bet on a horse that  isn't going to win." ��� _   .  Another Denr Old Theory Shattered.  "You can't," he argued, because he  thought he was a philosopher, "get some-  thiug fiom nothing." - -  "Oh, I don't know about that, she replied,-picking a long yellow hair from his  shoulder. "This is pietty near it. -  Chicago Itecord-Herald.  Partly Accounted For.  Bl-v/.ei��� Where docs thnt man Film-  mcr gi'tall his money V  Buzzer-Well. I luancd hlni five dollars two years ago  Ea*y to Correct.  "Is It true that Ithymster wears a celluloid Alrt bosom?"  '���yes, but merely nsn matter!of business. "It's bo much easier to revise a  poem written ou that kind, you know.  Words and linos can bo rubbed out without trouble."���Chicago Post.  =-It-is-cla!med-tbat aentlstry_prolnn_:s_^  lire. As has been said ol' matrimony, it  certainly makes it seem longer,  i  No man can build character by trying  to raise tbat of others,���Nashville Banner.  valued before  A Novel Tiro Aliirm.  A novel fire alarm has boon lilted  up in the big recreation room of tlie  London lire brigade headiiuarters. il  takes the form of. a 4.7 shell, which  has been converted into an 'electric  alarm signal for,n general.'-'turnout"  in the event of fire.: 'The shell; was  sent by 'Commander.'Wells! as ti. souvenir from South Africa, and the  chief ollicer has had it converted to  this novel purpose. It makes a resonant lire signal.  A iryle  UK ii l'l'i-ncll si"i-iilt(.'r.(  The Duke of Argyll is said to;be  one'of the most fluent mid accurate  speakers of French, iu the United  Kingdom.  Sllviii-.ln Hiltiiln.  Silver in Britain is legal tender  up to 40s., pennies up to a shilling,  and farthings only up to sixpence.  CoS==llTfLES���m   THE   KIDNEYS  Dcep-Seatcd Kidney Disease often the Result of a Neglected Cold  -Then Come Great Sufferings from Lumbago and Backache.  i-        r _,..,.!__,,���_ illnesses arises from   cold settling   on some delicate  , tic body    ri.l^^^^^^^^^^' Cl"'Iy ���"  ^ 8,,ddCn Clmngt'8  ��'  organ of the bouy.    ino kiuu*.^=�� �����"�� , ,    ,    e_A ,,    Tt_ ttl n Pftmmnn n>  Vow. peoplo realize  otten suddenly fatal.   It is a common experience    with  farmers,     teamsters,  well.as the whole  sa^ s sr sag- -5- ^^^rc.^z^-^xzzx:,  DR. CHASES KIDNEY-LIVER,PILLS  r .ori,,,,* l_Mnev disease havo been cured by Ur. 'Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills  So many thousands of cases of ��f'��"? ���Jf J1"^?��? kldney derangements.       They aro   purely vego-  that they have como -to be ���^J^g*�������� and thorough and far-reaching in   their* effects.     They  table'in composition   Pro^"'1'^ a���d othe s   and are'blyond doubt  the   most  efficacious treatment  rtrax?orVSc:^^ o-"^**-.: ��-'-.^i -fw"'.-,H-j  manson,. Bates & Co., Toronto. KftwMmaaH��i��rtpB  rx  TV?  I  te-l  1/  1:1  IT'S SUNSHINE* AND MUSIC."  il  J-ty  8#i  1  m  A liugh is just like sunshine;  It freshens nil the day;  It tips the [vak o( life with light  And drives the clouds away. '  The soul stows glad that hears It  And frels Hb courage strong;  A laugh la just like lupshine  For cheering folks along I  A'liugh is Just like tnudc;    ' *  It lingers fn the heart.  And where its melody is heard  The ills of life depart,  And ha^py t noughts come crowding  Its jO)ful notes to greet;  A laugh Is just like music  For ma Ling living awcctl  ���St Louis Republic.  f0*an*^0��*��aa*aa**Aa*^*xa��ma*^\t***a*+S0**^^*a*^m^a*^^^  THE MAN FROM  NOWHERE X *  ' " n" *  By M. QUAD.  : *  Copyright,   1901,  by C.  B.   Lewis.  1  |r>_jn_r'>_j*T-_r**_t^'WJ��"_r*"rr"*r"*--"�����"*"^���^^�������^-  4  I hnd arrived In Philadelphia from n  Bmall town In the state of New Hampshire to see a man with whom I had  been In correspondence about a business affair. As he was stopping at the  Bingham Houso, I went directly there  from the depot, and as I expected to  remain at least overnight I went to  the office to register. I started to write  my name, but as tbe pen touched the  page my Identity went fiom me as  quick as the snnp of your Dnger. There  was no shock, no suddeu giving away,  but I could not for the life of me recall  my own name.  "Anything wrong?" asked the clerk  as be looked at me with a smile.  "Only that 1 have forgotten my  name," I replied, with a silly laugh.  "Well, most any name will do so that  you don't forget to pay your bill."  I sat down in the office and tried to  recall my name, but to my horror I  found tbat I bad also forgotten the  name of tbe town I camu from and the  name of all my friends. I could not  tell who 1 came to sec or the name of  the city I was.In. I suppose I must  have looked pale and scared, for tbe  clerk came out to me and said:  "It is on* of the cases we read of  now and then. The sense of memory ls  dead for tbe moment. I'll send you up  to a room to lie down for an hour, and  you'll probably come out all right.  Where did you come from?"  "I can't remember."  "Vou know you are ln Philadelphia,  don't you?" (  "No."  "You must have come here on some  sort of business. Can't you recall what  lt was?"  "I cannot Philadelphia! Philadelphia! Is it a large or a small town,  and what state Is it in?"  "You go and He down and fall asleep  If you can. The more you puzzle ovcr  it tbe worse you will get mixed up."  I went to a room and tumbled on to  the be& but there wns no such'thing  as falling asleep. I was nervous and  frightened, aud things became more  confused Instead of clearer. I looked  for letters or cards, but fouud noue. 1  had a satchel with me, but'neltbor that  nor my linen was marked. Before I  went back down stairs I realized tbat  I bad been blotted off tbe face of the  earth. You mny fail to appreciate the  situation, but I can assure you that lt  was worso than If a doctor bad told  me I was a lunatic. It was as if some  one bad died and I had been suddenly  called on to take bis place without  knowiDg anything about him. I hadn't  lost my reason, and 1 could see, hear,  taste, smell and feel. I could also remember ns far .back'as'walking Into  tbe hotel. Beyond that all was darkness. When I went down to tbe clerk,  he saw that I was still troubled. He'  must have been a good natured man,  for be left his duties to nay to me:  "Still groping, eb? Well! don't get  flurried. Go out on tbo street and see  If tbe sight of somo particular object  won't bring"It all back." _. v k..   7  As'a"matter of fact, I bad been ln  Philadelphia a dozen times, and there  was no sight I bad not seen twice over,  but when I stepped out on tbe street  things.were as strange to me as if I  bad been set down in Peking. 1 read  tbe signs on tbe street corners, on the  cars and over'the doors,'but they recalled nothing. , I wandered up - to  -Wanamaker'a,.around_tb�� city ball and  over to,the Chestnut street depot," but  It was as If I had' never seen tliem before. A sort of panic seized me. 1 became afraid of myself and broke Into  a run and gave no heed to tbe pedestrians. As a consequence I was arrested by a patrolman and taken to tbe  police station. * .      >  The charge against me was disorderly conduct, and I waa locked up for tbe  night, and It was owing to tbe police  surgeon tbat I was set at liberty b; tbe  judge next morning. Tbo surgeon came  down to tbe cells to seo a man wbo  was IU, and I stated my case to blm.  He'came back at <a* later hour ami  talked with mo for a long time. 1,  think he was perfectly satisfied tbat 1  was off In somo manner, but the case  was beyond blm and not In bis province. He spoke to tbe Judge' lu my  favor,'however, and after a'warning I  was set at liberty. I had $27 In money  and was free to go where I willed, but  where should I go? One place was  the same as another to me, ns I had  no name and'do business. I Anally decided to go-back to the clerk of tbe  hotel and get his advice.   "'  "Don't try to .rush things." he said  ln a kindly way.* "Haag around the  office for a day or.two, and,perhaps  you'll see.some face you'll remember.",.  For three long days I'_ scanned tbe  face of every man who' entered the  hotel, but all were strangers. Then the  clerk called ln a reporter, wbo talked  ���o me for an hour.   The result'was  that my case was widely circulated  in tbe newspapers. That was before  the days of Illustrated dally Journal-  Ism, and no picture accompanied the  sketch. Friends who had known me  from childhood read the story, but did  not connect me with It. Several doctors came to see me, and it wns generally agreed that I ought to go out  Into the country for' rest aud quiet.  When 1 bad but $r> left and no hope of  discovering my,own identity, I set out  tor the country and llually hired out  to a farmer 30 miles away to assist In  the buying. When the haying was  ovcr, I staid on. I staid because I did  not know where else to go or what  elso to do. They gave mc u name, and  I answered to It because all names  were alike to me.  1 had been with the farmer nemly  two months wheu memory came buck,  and It came as suddenly as it departed. * We bad been dlgglug potatoes  during the day, and my mind had been  worried more than usual. When we  reached the house, half an hour before  sunset, we washed up nnd were nbout  to sit down to the table when my name  came to my tongue, uud I shouted lt  out and began dancing around the  room. No shock took It away, and no  shock brought It back. Theie was uo  breaking of a dish or other accident,  but the steam was quietly turned ou,  and the wheels of raemoiy begun to revolve again., In my exultation I ran  out and shouted my name to tbe cows  In tho barnyard and the pigs in.the  pen, and with chalk anil peucll I wiote  lt down wherever I could reach. The  name came first, aud thou I remembered where I lived and my Jouruey to  Philadelphia. I could clearly recall  my arrival and everything up to the  moment I started to write my name on  the register. I left the farm next  morning for home with memory as  clear as a bell, and they snld my facial  expression bad so'chatiged in a single  night that they could uot recognize me  as the hired man John.  I had been advertised for, hunted for  and given up for dead, 'and you may  guess tbat my return created a sensation. As a matter of fact, I had been  dead. I bad lost iny own identity and  taken that of u stranger. I. do not  know tbe feelings of a mndman, but.if  they can be stranger thnu the nightmare oppressing a man wbo has lost  himself and been blotted out I do not  wonder that they mumble and curse  end cry out In tbclr despair.  IU A   lOKIOIbt:  A Fable With Two Morals.  Two young men once started ln life  with equal prospects. One of "them had  a yearning to see the world, but the  otlier had no desire to stray far from  home, He said bis native township  wns good enough for lilm.  The man who wanted to see things  started out, and after many years and  much traveling, during which he had  looked upon most of the wonders of  the globe, he was arrested one day as  a tramp, and because* he had neither  money nor friends he was "sent up"  as a common vagrant.  The man who said home was good  enough for lilm sat around most of the  time and played checkers with old people who had nothing else to do. He  never went to a circus or the county  fair for fear some villain of the deepest dye might pick his pockets, nnd be  wouldn'-t haul his crops to market because bethought It was more than  likely tbat be would bo cheated If be  did.  The farm he worked was very poor,  but he wouldn't move from lt to a better one because he snld he waa used to  lt and might not get along well ln new  surroundings. At last be quit putting  out crops, for be saw that It was only  a waste of good seed, and one day the  overseers took htm to tbo pocrbouse.  .Moral.���A rolling-stone gathers no  moss and Inaction brings stagnation.���  Chicago Herald.  "     , *  When'tbe Queen Wm Undressing.  Gulzot, tbe French historian, told  tbe following Incident of his first visit  to Windsor castle:  "On Wednesday evening at Windsor  castle the queen retired at 11 o'clock.  'We stayed behind talking for half nn  hour. At midnight I set out'to And my  own. apartment, and I lose' myself  in the galleries, saloons and corridors.  At last I slowly open a door, taking It  for mine, and I see a lady beginning to  uudress, attended by ber "maid. I shut  tbe door as fast as I can and begin  again to search for my own room. I  at last find some one who shows me  the way.  I go to bed.   "Tbe next day at dlnnerjhe queen  said to me laughingly, 'Do you"Know  that you entered my room at' midnight?'  "'How, ma'am? Was It your majesty's door tbat I half opened?'.  "'Certainly.' And she began laughing again, and so did I.  "I told her of my perplexity, -which  she bad already guessed, and I asked  wbetber If, like St Simon or Sully, I  should ever write my memoirs she  would allow me to mention tbat I- had  opened tbe queen of England's door In  Windsor castle at midnight while Bhe  was going to bed. She gave me permission and laughed heartily,"  Paludal, jlum, vith misdirected let*,  Vou hid* your history aa you ds your ��fgi  And offer tu tn osseous nut to crack  Uuh harder thai the shell upon your back.  No evolutionist has ever guessed * *  Why your cold shoulder is within your chest.  Why you were discontented with a plan  The vertebrates accept, fipm flsh to rata.    '  For what en%lronment did you provide        '  By pushing 3 our Internal frame outside?  How came 3 our ribs in this abnormal placet  Inside your rubber neck to hide your (ace  And answer nott To science you're a sphinx,  A atructural epitome ot missing lints,  And, when decapitated, still you swell  And kick and claw and scramble just as well.  Iiut I'll not plague thco.   Even here I find  A touch ol fellowship tbat makes me kind.  Sometimes a poet who has lost his head  Will keep on scratching when he should be dead.  ���Cliauncoy Uickox ln Niw Llpplncott.  W'O'i'wvt-H^'i's  Blue and Other Eyea.  An optician Ib thus quoted In the  Philadelphia Record: "Nine-tenths of  the railroad men, pilots and men In  whose business keenness and correctness of vision are a necessary adjunct  possess blue eyes. Haven't you ever  noticed the penctrntlug quality a glance  fiom an azure tinted eye seems to  have? The cold, stendy look from such ;  an eye appears to read you through  and through. In a great many years  of practice I've discovered that very  few blue eyed people are compelled to  wear glasses. 'Blue eyes are very attractive, but brown eyes are the most  beautiful. Intellectuality Is usually denoted by stray eyes, and hazel eyes Indicate a talent for music. The commonest eye Is the gray eye, and the  ������llt'bt l" violet.. . -     1  A CONFESSION   J  IN ARCADY.       I  9  Which Beoites the        g  Floasure of Poaching.   ��  By ATHOL FORBES. ��  "Every man as lives in the country has  a haakcrin' after it. It's in the mit'ral  blood, I says, and when e man fail ly gets  the taste of it in his system, why, it's  worse . to leave off _nor drinkia' and  gamblin*. Skittles and dominoes is all  very well, but poachln'���ah, that's the  sport!"  The old man shook his head sagely after this bit of moralizing and knocked  the ashes out of his pipe.  "Try some of mine," I said, passing  him my pouch. I saw the ex-poacher  was inclined to be talkative, and as time  hung somewhat heavily on my hands in  Arcadia I settled myself down to listen.  "How did I begin? Why, I wns always  at it, more or less, ever siace I could remember. As a boy bltd snnrin' was  my amusemeat ��� many's the whnckin'  I got for that and truant playin' fiom  the schoolmaster. I wns n dead shot at  a runuia' cat at foity ynrds with a flint.  You can practice on them in daylight.  Then in tho evenin's I used to knock over  rabbits with a stone. Lor', I could  knock 'cm over tew," and he smiled ns  he recalled his boyish piowess and  prfttjks.  "I remember well the Grst time 1 went  out with a gun. It wus with eld Tompkins���'Methody Tompkins,' as we cull  him. ne's Iivin' now aad never got copped. It were liko this: Him and mo  wur In service with the old squire up nt  Hind's farm. Wo was entin' our brend  and cheese, and the plump pheasant* wns  struttin' about in und out of the wood  that wns by tho field we wns hnrrowin'.  I 'ad never tasted one, and Billy Tompkins he says to me, 'Ever tasted one o'  ���cm?' 'No,' I says. He~lnrfs. Thut  wns 'ow it 'appened.  " There's moro thero thnn squiro can  eat,' says a voico inside like, nud the Almighty ho gave us tho fowls of the nir  and tho fishes of the sea. I 'nd never  seen the sen, never 'ad no 'ankerin' after  it, but I might as well have my fahare  o' t'other things.  "Just at that timo Billy snys, 'I enn  borrow a gun.' I looks at him. 'Right,  lad,' I says, for we understood onch  other, nud that night wc wont out.  There wns no moon, but we knew our  wny, I war a bit narvous like, especially when somo squinels squirmed  away in front of us ns we got through  the gap in tho 'edge into the plantation.  Curious things them little nnimnls is.  I've seen them many n time brushin' the  dead leaves nwny with thoir tails nnd  then turnin' nround to pick up the nuts.  Ah, the wny of tho Almighty bo wonderful! Just think of him porvidin' the littlo beasts with brushes, as if they was  Christians.  "Woll, that night I was a bit skoered,  and no mistake Suddenly Billy lifts his  gun. Flash! bang! it goes., I thought  I should 'a'1 died. In n minit the whole  plnce was alive with wings flnppin' in  all directions. I turns to bolt, but Billy  he collars bo'd of mc nnd snys, 'Donn't  be a fulc: hold the bag, and mind tew do  exnet as I says.' Well, you never 'enrd  such a hupronr; all the birds in the plantation wanted to know' whnt was up  and come out o' their nests to see nnd  henr all about it. A big cock pheasant  screeched in my ear, and tiny birds  dashed nbout like mad without thinkln'  where they was goin'. It was a spiee.  If you like.  "We bugs two big birds, then we oiFs  'nrd as we could lick, before the keeper  got on our track. But wo was in our  cottages, sang in bed, I bet, before they  'nd their eyes open.  "Next mornin' wo went to work as usual nnd heard All about the scare of tbe  night before. Keepers and dogs was  out, and squiro suspected some pitmen  from a colliery about five miles off. Wc  listens, aad we Bays nothia' and agrees  that pitmen are a wicked lot.  "After that we got more boldlikc and  fearless, and two birds did not content  us, for we soon saw there wns money io  Jt. Yes, 'many a nighty I 'aye made a  week's wages, and I put"by"a-tidy"bit  ench senson. Then Jim Cowles joined  us, but he spent nil his tnkin's iu drinkln'  nt the Blue Pig. Howovor, he put us up  to sendin' tho birds to Lundun, where we  could get tiptop prices and no questions  asked.  "One night wo gets nabbed���Jim and  mc. Billy didn't go with us, though I  'enrd afterward ho was suspected, but  what docs tho sly old dog do but goes  off to a prnyer meetln' t'other side 0' the  Dcno and proves nn nlibi. His gnl wns  in service at tho hnll, nnd she tells hlni ns  how special keepers nnd a party at tho  hnll was goin' to hunt for the poachers,  so the wily old fox he goes to his 111001*111*  nnd lets us get copped without glvln' us  a word's wninin'. They Biispocted us,  you hoc. Thero was n struggle, nud .Tim  ho lets off his gun. whether by accident  or uot I canaol say, but he struggled  hnrd an' got awny. He had n bit o'  money, nnd he mnkes a clean bolt ot It to  Amerlky, where he is now. I boms from  him occasionally. Ho was afraid he 'ad  Bhot one ot the keepers, and It wns yenrs  before I 'nd a letter from him. But to  go on with my story.  " 'That's you, Triudon,' pays the squire.  " 'Yes, sir,' I answers. Tho keeper hnd  'old o' mo tight.  " 'You shall answer for this,' the ould  gentlemnn snys.  "I snys uutbin', for It would only V  made matters wus.  ,"'Go .home to you're 1 wife, nail we'll  deal with you tomoirow,' he says.  "Off I goes, without.being told twice,  and tumbles into bed, where I lay  n-trcmblin'. The wife theie," here he  n.iddeil to bis snouse. who sat knittintf  at tne ocner giae or tne nrepiace, "sne  snys, 'Whnt is it?' and after a time I  tells her. She bursts out cryin', nnd the  .kids heard 'er, so thoy sets up a-howlin',  and we was thnt miserable that I cussed  Mini and Bill nnd the rest of them.  "Next lnoiniu' I did not go to work.  ,but Bessie slio goes off to see t' pci sun,  lenvin' mc a-bed. You see, she had been  in service nt the vicarage, so she felt at  home like in goiu' up. Down conies par-  sou niul lets out nt me somctbin' cruel.  'Go up at once to the squiie nud nx his  pnrdlu', he snys. lly gum, the old pntsou  be a rum 'un. lie got me at a disadvantage, bciu' In bed, and he makes up  for lost, time, anal my wifo there, she  stands by and puts la a woid here 11 nil  there. 'Get them trousers on,' bays the  pa 1 son, and he chucks my breeches on.  Then he stands ovcr me while I gets  my clothes on.  "Well, I wnlks up to the hall humble  like and axes to see tbe squire, nnd the  footman ho puts mo in the gunroom  nnd tells mc to wait. 'Parson 'ns tent  me,' I snys.  " 'It's quod for you,' snys footman in  reply, grinnin'.  "Presently tho old gentlemnn comes in,  I salutes him very humble, but nfoie I  could get a word in lie lets out at me. He  stormed nnd cussed soinethin' skockin',  hut I keeps my eye on 'im. nnd when he  gets too near I edges awny, nil the time  u-axin' pardon, ns the vicar hnd told me.  When 'e cools down a bit I snid us 'ow  I 'nil been led nsttny, and for the future  I wns goin' to be respectable and go to  chinch, and I did menu it at the timo.  "The old squire he swears nnd growls  n bit more, but in the end he apices to  mnke it up. You see he wns a passionate ninn, nnd when in a tnatrum he  would say nnd do anything.  " 'You will let me drink your 'enlth,  squire, befoie I goes,' I snys, 'just to  show thoi c's no ill f eolin' on my pni t.'  "But before you could sny Jnck Robinson I wns off, for the old gent 'e rushes  nt ma like n mnd bull, but when" I got  iuto the pnssngo I got mixed, so I diies  under a table nnd stnys theie awhile. lie  rushes past mad blind like. A minute  afterwards I 'ears the squire's lady  n-Iaiighin', nnd presently he sings out,  Tiiudon, go lound to the servants' hall  imij get your beer.'  "That was the first time I was nabbed," nilded the old mnn.  "You still went on with your poaching, then?" I remarked.  "Yes, sir. You eniinot break it off. It  was ten yenrs afore 1 wns caught again.  The old squire wns just dead���God lest  his soul!���nnd new squire gets another  keeper, some mun ns 'nd been in the foreign wars with him as his servant. Bless  your soul, he know nothin' nbout birds,  but be did nbout a Rim. by gum he did.  "One night I was out with two others.  We wns busy with the net, when suddenly there w as a bang, and I fc-lt somctbin'  smsutin' in my leg. 'What's up?' I says.  'It's the now keeper,'Hint's whnt it is,'  Bnys one of my inntes. Presently bang  came the gun again fiom another direction, and my mates sings out thnt they  nro hit. Wo nil dtops down on the grass  scared nnd wnits, but there was nothin'  more. It wns n business gettin' home  thnt night. I could scarcely walk for  the pain ia my leg. This shootin' wns n  new dodgo and not fair nt nil, hut the  man didn't know his work, and ho had  I been accustomed to go out when lie liked  ami shoot Itooshins.  "Next dny we 'nd to go to tbe doctor's  to get the shot coins taken out of us. I  had three in my leg���theio are some  there jet���nnd it was ns blnek us thnt  kettle, and the doctor took them out of  my mates in handfuls.  "Tho new keeper, he be n cute 'tin. He  goes round to the suigery nud gets nil  our names, nml the policeman serves us  with a summons, so this time we uppenis  before tho bench of county mngistiatos.  Sochi' that theio was no other convictions against us, wc got off with sei 011  dajs each, for which we thanked the  woiships.  "As soon ns I wns out young squire  nnd pnrson conies round to see me, nnd  both of them snt nnd laughed ns I told  them all about it, and I tells them about  the timo when I hid under the table from  the old gentleman, nnd they laughs moie.  " 'Didn't you carry my father to the  church?' said young Cnptnin Rowley���  the squhe's nnnic wus Rowley Eden.  " 'Yes,' t snjs. 'God bless him, ho war  n good 'un, your father, but he would  V killed me that day in the-gum 00m.  Lucky I wur too quick for 'un. Ho had  n 'ot temper, but n good heart.'  "The j'oung man ho sits quiet a time  nnd then drops n tenr, nnd the puison  nnd he looks out of the winder. I did  n hit of a crj. mjself. too, for the old  minster was as good ns gold, tukiu' 'im  all round.  " 'You refused to take the sovereign  that wns given to each of the pallbearers,' said the young squiie, swingin'  lound suddenly nnd facin' me. 'Why  did you do that? Hero, I wish you to  have it,' and ho puts down a golden sovereign oa thnt tnble.  " 'No offense, sir, nor disrespect,' I  snys. 'He wur a good squire; never a  better lived. I was pioud to do him tho  Inst snd duty, sir, nnd as we carried him  to his last restin' plnce I would ha' given  a good bit morc'n that (meanlu' the sovereign) just to 'a'tclled him so before he  _dicd._So_I just contented myself wi' sny-  iu', 'Good old maister, good old squire,'  only in a whisper like, with my cheek  ngninst tho coliin, thinkin' that his spirit  might somehow hear.'  "The young squiie, he says softly and  kindly, 'You don't bear me any ill will for  sending you to jail?*  " 'No. sir; I may be a poacher, but I  am not ungrateful to the old stock up nt  the hnll, sir,' I snys. 'Many's the binl  I hnve "nd, which cost your father a  pretty penny to rear, nnd seven days wns  ekenp for nil I dono in my time.'  "Next dny the young maister comes  round, and offers mc the post of under  keeper, and I held that until my eyes  fniled me, but tlint wur not until I \\ ui  near seventy. And now, why, I wntils  for tiow;t. nnd often the young squiie  looks in,' nml sometimes he brings gentlemen from the hnll just to hnve n eincl..  nnd sometimes tliey diops in, just ns jou  'a' done. The old womnn nnd myself nie  Just wnitin' now until the Almighty hns  time to nttend to us. Old squire's pine  nnd his lady, tho vicar and his, und 1  often says to the missis our turn will  soon be coinin' round. Ponchiu' is the  worst thing I hnve to nuswer for. and ns  both of us slim ed In the money wo shnll  linvc to hear whnt will be suid up theie  nbout It. eh, lass?" And the wife nodded  her assent.���Golden Penny.  MAWIMORN AND  LAVENDER.  I send you*rosc6���red, like loie,  And white, like deatl-, sweet friend;  Born in jour bosom to rejoice.  Languish and pine and end.  If the white roses tell of death,  Let the red rcscs mend  Tlie talk with true stones of love  Unchanging lo the end.  Ked and white roses, loie and death;  What else is left to tend?  Tor what is life but love, the meins.  And death, dear heart, the end?  When in what other life,  Where in what o'd spent star, 0  Sj stems a jo, dead tjstltudcs afar.  Were wc Iuo bltd and bough or mnn and wife.  Or wave and spar.  Or 1 the beating sea and jou the bar  On which it breaks!   I know not, 11  But this, oh, this, my utj- dtar, I know:  Your \oice awsacs old echoes in m} heart,  And things 1 say to jou now are said ones  more.  And, swict, when we two part  1 feel 1 have seen jou falter nnd linger so.  So hesitate and turn and cling, jet go,  As once in some itnmcmorablc Before,  Once on some fortuiulc jet thrice blasted  ehore,   ��� ��� *  Was it for good?  Oh, these poor ejes are wetl  And jet, oh, jet,  Now it comes back, X would not, it I could.  Forget 1  ���\V. E. Henley in North American Review.  | A MAN  '.       I  i  NAMED  An Impractical Snpteestlon.  "Always think before you speak," snld  the prudent man.  "I enn't possibly nrrnnge it." nnswered  the J'oung politician. "I'd have to disappoint too many audiences."���Washington  Star.  6-fO*O-KWO*H>:*0O��,H'O-!*0��>K>M_  "The question is," snid tho stout gentleman, emphasizing the last word und  pausing effectively, "who's to bo the  senpegont of this affair?"  "Theie must be one, you think?" said  the thiu mnn with tho giay beard as his  anxious eyes searched the other man's  face.  "Of course," the stout man answered,  with an air of finnlity. "You dou't want  tho pnpeis to get hold of the truth, do  you? You don't want it to leuk out that  we'io mnnufiicturiug explosives with in-  feiior chemicals���to sny nothing of dan-  geious protesses, loug ngo condemned as  murdeious, which we've employed to  cut corners and boom tho dividends. You  don't want that going the rounds, do  you?"  "No, Indeed not," the thin mnn said  engeily.  "Ei go, the scapegoat," said the other.  "I don't see where you'll find one," the  thin man obsened wenrllj*.  "Well," the stout mnn begun, and his  voice wns full of vigor nud determination,  "when you run a business of this sort  and in this manner, when you do nlmost  anything to tickle the stockholders, whon  you cut down the expenses to the point  of holding human beings over eternity  on.No. 30 cotton thread, you've got to be  prepnied for almost anything, nnd when  thut 'anj thing* comes, as it will sooner  or later, you'.e got to take a day off and  smooth things over with the public. The  public is inquisitive, and it hns a way of  hading more things out than j-ou wnnt it  to. Now, whnt we've got to do is to  square the public. We've made money  this pnst year. We've snved so much  through cheap stock and risky processes  that it's a small matter if the old slinck  on the 'plains' hns gone up with n bung.  Let it go. It's a loss, to be sure, but it's  nothing to what tho loss will be if the  tiue inwardness of that bang becomes  common gossip. If it should get out  just why tho works blow up, you'd never  put another ounte of product on the market, and your stock wouldn't be worth  the paper it's eugiaved on. In fact,  you'd bo lucky to get off without a long  teim for manslaughter."  "Well?" suid the other as he shifted  uneasily in his chair.  "Fix the blame on some one. That  will satisfy 'em. Don't bother about dollars and cents just at present."  "And the���the^-er���scapegoat?" suggested the thin mnn.  . "As I snid, when you run things in this  way you have to be prepared for anything. Theio's two things to be thankful  for. First, it's God's own mercy it didn't  happen in the daytime. Thirty killed  and forty wounded���something like thnt  ia scare type. That would have been  serious. Second, that a man named Mo-  rlarty was loafing round the building  somewhere.   Theio's your man."  "Moriarty���Morinrty!" said the thin  man, ns if endenvoiing to plnce tho name.  "Yes, Moiiarty," snld the other. "Tho  snine one that grafted us for twenty  more per month when somehow���Lord  knows how���he got on to the fact that  we were tnking long chances."  "Oh, yes," said the thin man, his face  lighting.    "Where, is he?"  "Well, I should say he was cumbering  the earth at several points, unless they've  collected him," tho other snld grimly.  "Low down, I suppose, to tnke advantage  of a man when he's dead. Still, it's  bound to be somebody, and we may as  well use him who fust used us."  "Are you suie he's dead?" the thin  mnn asked.  ���-"l*ou've-nover-6een-an-oxplosion-lil:c  that, I imagine," tbe stout man said  dryly.  "Anyhow, how will you flx tho blame  on him?" the other Inquiied.  "Easy enough. 'Reporters will be  round today to interview us. , Well,  there's only ouo way wc enn imagine it  happened. On several ocensions we've  been out to the works at night. Moriarty  wns bmoking���see? Thieatcned to discharge him it wo hoard of it again. Particularly trusty man otherwise and long  iu our employ, so we hated to part with  him. Must have tried it once too often  Inst night. Shocked nt such a honiblc  thing, ot course, but we'd so often cau  tloned him, nud so forth���see?"  The thin uiuii nic-e.  "You're a genius," said he. "It's the  very thing."  " 'Tisn't genius." snid the other shortly.   "It's a wise of have to."  ���        �����������������  On the evening preceding tho above  coniersatlon the Commonwealth Explo  sive v.-oikn In tho dingy little village culled  the Plains hnd verified its name by sailing skyu nnl in the midst of n vivid pyio  technical display, accompanied by a icar  like several coneeutinted I'ouith of Julys,  which had shaken the caith for i-iilc  around. Scicial hnius after the explo  sion, iu n little belt of latches some rods  nwny, u henp of wieckyge stiued mien''  lly nnd finally broke npnrt. From the  wreckage-came a thin? which wnhblod  about the gronn I in its vain attempts  to ilso. Fui'Mns this impossible, it he  gnn to crawl tluo.'xb t'he g.oie townid ;  lie-lit which showed in n window .souu  little distune" beyond.   The thine, muth  progress painfully, sometimes creeping,  .sometiines.worming. but always groaning^  weakly. The light seemed leagues away,  and, moreover, it bobbed about in u wonderful fashion and showed all lariety or  color from blood red to pale blue. Sometimes lt was lost to sight completely, and  the thing would utter a sound .betw cen a  gasp and a' moan, but it always crawled  until at lust the light showed its kaleidoscopic hues close at hand. Then the  thing, nfter numeious attempts, found a  feeble voice and sent out a frail shout,  while the light bwung mound iu huge circles aud dripped gieeu spaiks in its tiail.'  Some onu cume running uml. bonding  down, Buid, "Good God!" iu a voice that  lang und jaired like heavy bells���then  ���dai kness.  It wnu late ln the next aftcruoon when  the thing opened its ejes. mid clou as It  moaned In its pain the piesses in the  neighboring city were running out in  tlieir first editions the account of Mor>  rimty's affection for his pipe.  ��� ������������������  Now, to bring into the semblance of a_  mun a thing which had soaied through  the air In company with loose boaid..  stray girders and miscellaneous debris,  takes some little time nnd u vast nmount  of surgienl skill. Of time theie was a,  plenty, nnd theie wns uo luck of] other  requisites ut the hospital to which the-  thing wns finally tuken. The two in conjunction woiked wonders. Out of tlio-  battered muss of bioken bones and laeer-  nted llesh came slowly but suiely the-  likeness of a human being���a very sorry  human being it wus, scnired and dis- .  figured and bustling with splints and  bandages. Still, thiough it all it clung  to life with a tenacity which was little  less than marvelous.  After ninny weeks it was able to sit up  every dny in a chair. About this timo  this much bandaged mnn began to read,  nnd, chancing to como across n bundle ot  weeks old papers, he lead theiein the account ot thoughtless Moiiarty. It plensed  him Immensely. lie chuckled und gunned and reatl the account several times.  Then he folded the pnper and put it under the pillow of his cot. Moiinrty[s  troubles seemed to be n powerful tonie  for him. He improved rapidly nnd nearly drove the doctois insane by asking  them how long it would be befoie his,  condition would permit him to go out.  Ono lisiting dny he dictuted n ooto  nnd sent it out by tho nurse. In the  nfternoon three men weie shown to tho  bandaged man's ward, wheie ho sat  wrapped up in his chair.  "Denny," cried tho foremost of tho  tin en a:, he caught sight of the shrunken  figme.  The Landaged man faioied them with  a giii?. which the eiosses of udhesivo  plaster ou his face aud the absence of  six fiout teeth rendeied particularly  hideous.  "Sit down, sit down," ho snid jovially.  "Look at the pioduct of bad chemicals,  will you?" t  The trio sat down nnd chatted away  until n white capped uuiso gently hinted  it wus time for them to Ionic.   Then tho  bandaged mnn tuiued to the visitor near-   .  est him.  "Dan," snid he, "did you ever see me  smoke?"  "1 ("Dn't think I ever did, Denny," the  mnn nddressed replied.  The patient turned to the neit in order.  "Tom," lie snid solemnly, "did you evee.  see me smoku?'1  "Sine not," snid Tom. t  "Did jou. Jim?" the patient went onj.  addies.ing tho thiid, who shook his hend.  "Well, then," suid he, "remember that,  will jou? It's money in jour pocket to-  keep that in mind." And when the -  tin oo i cached the street they agreed there "  was something wiong with Denny's.-  niiml. t  ��� ���*���**��.  It wns a lui?ht September day when1  the patient left the' hospital.   He entered  n cuii.ige nnd droie to one of the office-  buildings down town.   He hobbled iuto a.  s;���iuuiis ollicc on the seveuth floor, his-  ci'itches making a wgoious thumping on-  the lil.ng as he swmu Pnst a stout man-  at the desk in the outer room and entered!  n smaller one, wheie n thin little man.,  with .1 Kiny heard bent over a pile of lct-  teis.    The luau   fium  the hospital still  '.vole linuilnites swathed nbout bis neck, '  and theie was yet enough adhesive plas-  tn  on his face to make bis giin rather  pioaoruced. ,,  "Good morning." said he plcusnntly,  sinking into n chair. "Don't let me in-  tenr.pt. My business can wnit." t  "Woll?" said the other shnrply.  "Aie you ready?" tho intiuder asked.  Then he giiuned, nnd the thiu man experienced a shock. Tbat gria would  have stnitlcd a mummy.  "I think I'll smoke." suid the man with  tlie crutches.  "iVell, why don't you?" the thin maa  quel ied after waiting for some moments  for the other to produce his weed.  "No hurry," wns the culm response.  "I've got to learn first Wnnt me to  leain. don't jou?"  "Wnnt what���I want what?" said the  thiu man.  "Yoti want mo to learn to smoke, don't  you?" the other went on. " 'Course you  wnnt me to," ho added insinuatingly.  "Now see here," begnn the thin man,  but the other interrupted him.  "1 don't mind learning to smoke, bnt  It's expensive. Qosts^a^ !pt_of money to  smoke. I wouldn't undertake it-less'a  ten thousand dollars."  "What are you driving nt?" growled  the thin man. "What do I care whether  you smoke or not?"  "Oh, if you don't care," the man beside him snld eusily. "we'll make it fifteen  thousand. I'll smoke for that. I'll smoko  all my days if I got tbnt."  "Great heavens!   1 don't want you to  smoke.   What in thunder"���  "Fifteen thousand nud I smoko."  The thin mnn hud lost his temper.  "Fifteen thousand!"heloaied. "What's  your mime?   Whnt'd I give you fifteen  thousand dollnis for?   Why should 1 give  you the price of n two-fer even?"  "Becnuse," snid the man with tho  crutches, as he grinned again nnd laid  n bnnd confidentially on the thiu mnn's  contslcevc ��� "because," he puried, "my  name's Moriarty."���Boston Truuseilpt.  Bloat FiMClnutlnir itt Forty.  An Knglish wiiter declares that not  until n womnn reaches the nge of forty  does she reach the maximum of hor power  ovcr susceptible members of tho opposite  sex. "Her face," snys the wiitei refer-  icd to, "may have lines that 'sweet nnd  twenty' regards with dismay; ber figure  may be fuller than 'sweet seventeen'  deems giaceful; it mny even bo that art  has to stop in whore nature fails' in th��  matter of hair and complexion, but it is  ninni'er which tells. 'In cauiagc, in interest, In thought, the woman of forty at  the piesent day is ns j-oung ns her  (laughter less thnn halt her years, but  her mind is belter balanced, her'judgments aie cleniftr."  1}  -<���! A THE INDEPENDENT.  Saturday sanitary it, mt  THE INDEPENDENT.  aPUBIJSHBOO    WEEKLY IN THE INTERESTS OF THE MASSES  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  BASESrEOT     OF     FT.iA.CK     HLOCK,  HASTINGS STIU3ET, VANCOUVER, 13. C.  SUBSCltlPTlONS IN  ADVANCE.  A week. 5 ccntx; month, IS cents; threo  months. 3b cents; six months, 03 cents;  one jc.ir, "l.lo.  ENDORSED BY THE TRADES AND  LABOR COUNCIL, THE VANC0U-  VER"LABOR PARTY AND THE  BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL.  SATURDAY JANUARY   11,  *'>0:*  one of ups and dawns," says the inan  with uhe wooden leg.  Have   jou "broken   all your   ipledtrre  yet?  Will It bo a "union label" council this  year?  'Nothing   liko  a cliangv of  admlnl-*-  tration.  The leglilnUiiv will meet on February '20th.  'Did    you hoar    anything    drop on  Thursday?  The law a will now be enforced to tho  letter.    Th.it'p rlgiht.  It. costs  the  woi-klnRiiun   too  nitieh  for tho .privilege to wonk.  What clciiH'iitiiiy .]>ropo.sition of ethics governs the onllnai-y alderman le  eoiKciencu'.'  Young Canada, stands solidly nn i  platform of ".public owncrship."-  i'itlzi>n and Country.  LABOR'S 'REAL ENEMIES.  The   Independent has  just    now   no  to.i-d' words to throw at the monopolistic d.iilles.   It is 'naturally tholr policy  o O  t'o do the wurik of their owneis an 1  Uie tdass .to which these "belongs. That  tihostf journals .should lake nny course  other than that they follow is impos-  hiblo. Viewing; their .sources of life and  information, their fairness on the whole  has buMi rcm.u-ka.ble. Theiofoic our  lxsproiuihes are reserved for those who  more justly disserve th-pm���for tho  workers w-h'o alone -a.ro responsible for  their own luck of press representation  and who cannot by any species > f  reasoning fchlft that ivsponsibillty on to  other shoulder.-;. Therefore, If labor in  misled by Uhe dailies, it stiould nol  Iblaniic them; it should bo.ir Its own  l>.��!k for llagelluiUm. It is tbe toller-*'  inei-tia, stupidity, and thirst for beor  iw.hlc.ih has made mental .serfiloin the  oliiof factor in the .maintenance of  ���wagv-slavery. When labor is beaten  politically or induKtrially, It is simply  because It either luicks brains or has  not the energy to u>-e the little with  whic'h it is gifted. Aud if it 'bo not  considered advisable th.it Mich a condition of thinss should endure then let  those ititke acton on .whom circumstances .press heavily, who resent environment, who 'believe in the rule nf  the producer. Far 'it b. uwlcss .to ex-  yecl t'hat wrong will become rig'lu  merely because ��v wfll it so. Obango  must an our part ibe preceded by strenuous effort, by daily sacrifice, by .indomitable perseverance, a.nd ni'iiur-end-  ���inp; straining towards our gaol. Our  ends can not 'ho gained either by abusing our enemies or by crying out:  "Woe is me"���cithter in public or private. It Is Hie dally journals oiii the  whole which mould (public opinion. .On.  the side of monopoly, .through ownership, prejudice, early training, and  ���aass Mas, it is their aim, consciously  or 'unconsciously, to 'bolster up tire conditions which benefit the fen* at the  cost of the many. And the audience 'to  whom tlhey aippeal Is in .the n/ain so  ignorant, so nasie-led by l-nciiil dislikes  land sectarian toa-tes, that it requires  (little dklll to divide lalbor into oppoa  ing camps at election tiii'o and during  seasons of Industrial idiisipute. And It  always will be thus until labor owns  its own journals which view questions  from .the wonders' standpoint whilo just  enough to admit that there are two  sides to every question. It is very  .probable that If we owned such a pmpir  ior papers that at tihe next general olse-  ,tlon this province would return, an absolute .majoa-lty of labor, members, lt is  also more than probable that If suoh a  (paper or jra.pers existed that u. vast  majority of the woilkers of this country  would belong to industrial unions instead of ok now- onlj' alxiut a thlid of  the entire 'number. It. is also most unlikely that If a paper or ipapei-s of wide  ciix.uUi.tlon existed to lash the senile  follies and disgraceful class selfishness  of the local government this body  would oomitltnue to thwart the will of  tlie people nnd 'play suoh tricks- in the  fare of ihlgh heaven its might cauue the  nmg-els of 'heuinen to weep and all tho  demons ln hades to chuckle with approval. But for these things und all  other evils and Injustices, labor should  not blame 'Its rulera nnd oppresxors,  Iril those of its own house wh'xu  dimnkenneas, Ignorance, stupidity, hci:-  tviri'inism, and Intolerance furnish the  i\de obstructions to the car of reform.  A word tn the council-elect: Do your  duty and don't imtike a fuss about it.  It's the eiiiplj- wtiRon that rattles.  Th- "whisky lords" are a great-M-  power in t'he land than arc the "railroad kiiiBs"���MCi'ordlns le Carrie Nation.  The miners seek gold in -the reins of  the lii'ountains���the capitalist gets his  gold from the veins of the working-  men !  Antferican millionaires seem to be  talking the place In Bnwland thnt used  lo 'be lilled by roth-ed Indian nabobs  and Australian sheep-ialsers.  Front 'liast experiences in this city it  is dllllcult to --ay whioh 'has done1 the  most nil'chief���-i council with the best  intentions or (.ne with the worst.  A Chicago parson gives away chro-  iiwn to those who atu-ml hi* clmre.i.  RN-ewhere salvation is free, but in Chicago you gel. a piciniimi with it.  Tho citizens ait' to be eongratulatjd  upon iins-slng the two by-laws for the  ipurdhnse of ihe Cambie street grounds  and  the proposed new- hospital site.  And may the politicians not forg3t  that tho Flack block needs, and is entitled lo, a letter box. We n.re all fo.  the man that will help us out.���Ledgci.  ���The big three���Ald-eleot "William  Brown, Jaiftes McQueen, and William  Skene. Dear retadens, don't expect too  much right off t'lie reel. Give them  time.  Officially organized labor was not 1)2-  ihlnd iMayor-olect Neclands, ibut we'.-e  morally certain that he got his bigsuo-  poi-t from this section ot the community.  The original mince pie was made of  mutton, says an exchange. The modern  article is said to toe made of equal  ,-parts of meat, suet, raisins and sudden  deaUli. .- -  Talking t'he personnel of the rmincil-  elee.t into consideration many hold that  'it.i.s not an improvement on the old  one. 'Any old thing will do, so long ii��  It's not any worse.  Money, observes a local .politic! in  l-eidectively,, is something which you  don't always need to spend on an election, tout rwihioh you alwayw need to  have, land you talke awful ilsks.of losing If you don't circulate it freely*.  ,Mr. Carter-Cotton -Is the 'hero of the  hour. Mayor-elect Neelands' supporters say tihat ilt was he who led bhe  multitude on to victory.   "This life is  How would it do to enforce the milk  inspection by-law, as'a starter? No insinuation is herewith intended .to Jim  McGeor, chairman of the defeated candidate's committee.  Tt tlhe new cily council fails to-car.-.v  out all its pledges���and tbey tiro  many���It will not.be because the people  voted wrong; it will 'lx> because Unit  new ibiKly is not equal to the tadk.  'P. -M. Russell -may ibe described ns a  "cheap labor" loader of the coolie  class���with .the accent on 'the "cheap."  That Toronto interview elsewhere in  tlTesecoluTiihs"!?-a-daisy;  Whoever suggested It, or whoever is  entitled to the credit of working out  the' details,*'.the .pleasing fuct remains,  that the feard-ivorlklng emploj-ees or the  C. P. R. have received a substantial  Inonease In their wages, through the  department of railways and canals.���  Ex.  The lion, the minister of mines has  Issued a leaflet nnd map giving full  particulars of the recent gold discovjr-  les on Horsolly river, Cariboo district,  mhlch should be obtained 'by nil Inte'--  ested. It Is thoroughly reliable mud the  provincial government should be commended for Its prompt entenpi'lw*.  members of the Provincial legislature  not declared supporters ot the government, calling the promised convention,  it is to be iheld in New Westminster on  the afternoon of Wednesday, January  1'oth.  If j-ou have been benefitted through  tlm lnsti'um��ur.litj- of tradrtJ-unlonlsni,  inform your nuu-unlon friend of the  conditions nnd send hlni The Independent, or some otlier good union literature If you 4'iinnoL reach hint otherwise. A ihoiMUgh-going union man  Is ever ready lo elevate not only his  own eluss but nil other Mien of .what-  eiver class.  Ono speiUcur during the monlclpal  campaign, whioh wns brought to a.  glorious close on Thuirday, said In g-.'a-  lulallng tones that he "wns ln favor  of .more industries." The audience up-  'Plauded and wild "Hear! Qiear!" Is  there a single lndbvldual in Vancouver  wflio is not In favor of them, providing  they are for tjio white man? We are a  wonderful people.  i.Vn toon as capital finds t'hat the  votes of the woiklngmen can be cast  for theibeneflt of their own class, capitalists will itsp"Ot the laborer. At  present labor Ls divided���and the rich  use the woi'kinginen's votes to blast  the woriilngnien and their offspring.  The woiikingmen have an opportunity  in this country, to defend 'themselves  t'hat those or other lands hiuie not-  let thorn form labor voting organizations.  The greed and avarice of 'those who  have a little of the world's goods cans-  tllK'm to forget that all are entitled to  natuie's bounties. In the mad scnam*-  ble for wealth and 'pleasure, law, or-  ,der, justice and right take no ipart as  between the capitalist and the labor.-.-,  Tho former robs, murders, and plunders the latter���both openly and in defiance of .'Ut law. Usury, extortion, anO  tho force o_- the military are tli; means  uinployod.  CURRENT OPINION-ALL SORTS.  Fame Here.  We want no croa'kci-s,  knoclcors,  or  backeappers iin thu camp during 1002.  The Lord 'knows we had an all sulli  ciency of  the scourge in  1901.���Siocan  Drill.  'Dye in Deimnd.  Corpora tlons will not employ a man  When he gets old. Do you know why  men are buj-ing so much Hialr dj'i?  lie-cause they are afraid of losing their  Jobs!���-Mayoral Candidate Unclean, of  Toronto.  Individualism.  Each  man,  a world���to other worlds  ���half known-  Turns on a tiny axis of his own;  His full life orbit is a palthwny dim  To brother planets that revolve with  Ihim.  ���ATcClure's  Magazine.  'Don't 'Know Nothin'.  Of all the provinces of Canada Brit  ish Columbia is inalking tihe greatest  mess of its home government. The  people in this iprovince do not seem to  know any Ibetter than a spoiled child  what lihey ' do want.���Ladysmlth  Leader.  The decisions of the speakers of the  house of commons of Canada since lS'j"  Waive been collected by L. G. Dosjar-  din��, clerk of the legislative assembly  of Quebec, mud issued in u small volume, well .printed and well bound. The  bonk will 'be exceedingly useful to all  ���students ot parliamentary Institutions.  A circular letter signed by H. D.  Ilclnuflcen, of Victoria, and Denis Murphy, of Ashcroft, has belen sent to the  A Bouquet.  The editor of the Ladysmlth Leader  'Will ihave a more difficult job on his  'hands than the fellow we .read of who  once tiiion a time moved a mountain,  if he still ipersifc'ts in scribbling away  ,i't George Hartley, of The Independent,  on labor matters. George handles the  iibeme of "workingmen'a rights" in a  fearless and learned .manner. The Independent Is strong as the rocfli of Gibraltar In advocating what it considers  the needs of those who labor.���Vuncou-  A rich and beautiful showing of the  latest Dress Fabrics for Fall, 1901.  Kvery wantable kind of material Is  included Jn this showing of ours. "We  devoted considerable time to the picking of there goods, which fashion tas  decreed as correct The result Is seen  In the unapproachable assortment,  from which we mention a few of the  weaves we have ln the latest designs  and shades. i  ZEBOLIITE.  VHNTSTIANS,  HOMESPUNS. CHEVIOTS,  SUITINGS. BROADCLOTHS,  FRENCH FLANNELS, Etc., Etc.  We asfla you to call and see them,  We know the price will do the rest.  </M<wv  170 Cordova', Cor. Cambie.  We reach wherever the malls reach.  trouble. They aj-e out now, we intend  to keep them out. Starve those in here  now' 4ind a unlU-d front will keep the  rest out. Stand together, boys.���Klondike .Miner, Grand Forks, V. T.  Among the Upper Ten.  There is a .movement on in town to  organize a Ihard times minstrel company to (five a great spectacular and  .musical "production for tho 'benefit of  tho hockey team during the carnival.  The services or J. P. 'Morgan, J. J. Hill,  John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie will ibe retained, to act as end  men.���Sandon   Paystreak.  PIONEER EDITOR DEAD.  The death occurred Monday after-  iion of Mr. George Norrls, editor and  proprietor of the Nanaimo Free Press.  As late as Friday the deceased gentleman was at bis ile=.k. That evening  he was -seized' with the Illness that  proved fatal, ihis condition becoming  critical on Saturday morning, amd  .passed 'away quietly Monday. Mr.  George Xonrls .was bonn In London rw  years ago and came to Ontario when  he iwas still young. He was one of tho  pioneers ot British Columbia, flist setting tool in the .province iin the eariy  sixties. In 1SCS ilie married Mdss Amanda Clough, of iNanalmo, 'and i-otii-iw?  In 1SV4 from the position of foreman  on the Victoria Colonist, on the atari'  of which paper .he had 'been emplovcl  almost continuously from Oils first arrival in _3iitlHh Columibla, 'he, came to  Nanaimo and established the Fr:e  Press, and rem'ained thero up to the  time of .his dea'th. To the ibereaved  family of the late Mr. Non'ls The Independent tenders 'Its sinoerest sympathy, and with the 'people of Nanalmo  generally regrets thi? loss of a fellow  townsman who 'has done much during  a busy and useful life to adovance the  interests of .the Blaok Diamond city  <%4sid fac/le<{/Mis/JLi& C^unJf^c  4u itnLofe/ ��q��t^ (faStif-  z$r& 4Utits d^CfiJhtijr,.  J-P  i>  ver Ledger.  An .Honest 'Man.  Mr. Hawthorn th watte eays that, labor and liberalism arc quite separate  and distinct, thnt he Is not a liberal  but a-labor representative, nnd that .he  Intends to ronnaln true to his salt.  Well done, Mr. Hawt'liorntliwalte. L  hi Indeed a pleasure to find that British  Colunibla contains still another mnn  who Is not afraid lo sponk his mind.  The labor men of Nanalmo will look  around tor a 'long while before they  get another mnn so honest and  stralg+itforivurd ns 'their present r��-  prosentatlve, who is every Inch a man  compared wltii two gentlemen we have  mentloned.���'Ln(1 ysmlOh Leader.  No Chinese for "Uis."  We would be obliged If any of our  subscribers who employ Chinese or  Japs would let us know, and forthwith  discontinue talking our ipai>er, w-lthoat  waiting to settle nny arrears. We want  none of your money and we want i,o  quarrels. Our remarks from now on  will actually offend employers of the  greasy, filthy Orientals, so we want  them  off our boolks and    thus    avjld  A   SURVEY   OF   SOCIETY   IN  THE  YEAR OF OUR L.ORD 1302.  (Written for The Independent.)  Yes,  sir,   men. are  mostly  human,  Or, perhaps, they're something less;  But, sir,  both  the  man  and  woman  Arc more failure than success.  Men and women daily scrapping  For a. paltry onust of ibiead,  Eaoh one round his shoulders wrapping  Grave clothes, till they all are dead.  What a .picture- for a painter  Wlio could paint things as they are-  Heaven getting fain and fainter,  Deepest hell the centre star.  Factory-chiuineys.-sunkoii-faces,  Opulence, and idleness-  Few things In their proper iplaces���  PuitTld souls and dainty dress.  Little children, old and wrlnlkled;   .  Weak men, with a strong man's load;  Structures line, with'blood besprinkled;  Few unay reap inhere many sowed.  Creed 'gainst creed, and all for Mammon;  Dirty .party-politics���  Eaoh 'R-alnst each, with naught In common.  Talk ot love nnd swapping kicks!  Yes, sir, n�� ut fli*i*t I hinted  'Most are asses, some nit- swine,  Hate on each one's face Imprinted  While theytalk of thinss divine.  ���Samuel King.  January li, 1901.  J. W. Grier, an old-time newspaper  man of this province, arrlnvd from the  Interior Thursday, and will remain In  the oity for some 'time.  ���  <r  it  To be faithful  is the mptto of the management of the Union  Mutual. To serve all interests impartially.  To treat all parties with consistent candor. To  issue policies of pronounced liberality. To  make all death payments with the utmost  promptness.   To be fair in all dealings.  Honest, cfpabie Agents can always have employment with us.  Union Mutual Life Insurance Co  PORTLAND, MAINE. Incorporated 1848.  Call or write for particulars and plans  t       )\  <���  i t Head Office : 419 Hastings St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  o  it  J. E. EVANS, Provincial Manager.  9 *>*>*****>*>*> �����������������������<�� �����<���>�����<>����> ������������������������  ������e  The Question of fit  00O  Never needs to keep mon from wearing our Clotliini:. Thoy must fit or you  imisn't take tlium���just so as to Ktylo, elolli and appearance. Wo buy the Best  material!) made in Kurope or America, selected by experts of long experience ami  trained observers of fashion's chnnges. Our largely increased and increasing business shows that tliey are right. Why not avail yourself of this opportunity to  dress well and stive money.  Prices $10.00, $12.00 and $15.00 and upward per suit.  CLUBB   &   STEWART,  Tblbi'iionb 702.  160 Cokdova Street.  If you want a really good rye whisky  at a low price, our 50c rye is it. Gold  Seal Liquor Company, 748 Pender street.  Gold Seal Canadian Rye ia Seagram's  Grand Old Rye. Only, SOc bottle. Gold  Seal Liquor Company,  ABSOLUTELY   FREE.  DO YOU \WVNT TO BARN A BliA UT1>KUI_ "WIATOH (for men or hulii*)  by uAinff only a. fow .moments of your Fipare time? Everyone wants a watch  and we offer a BEAUTIFUL ONU ABSOLUTELY M113K for IntroduolnjjBour  Miracle Pills. Roys or ffli-Js can eiivn these watches Iby sparing a few im-  msiite ot their time after sohool. Bend ins at onoe your n.uiui and address and  we will ��end you one dozen boxes of our Miracle Pills, wihlch -we itiav�� ����1-  \ertised so mudh. Sell these tit otic, a box. anil .send us $6.00 by iregflstered  mall and we will send you PR.I3K the wntoh wihlch we 'know will please y<n��.  ]Dv��rybody .who has .received one lias ibeen delighted. The watch ia 'fllleKX  oase and fully guaranteed for one year. Our pills are the hest remedy known  for Dyapqpsln. Heart Trouble, Const! jwitlon, 'Nervous Diseases, Indigestion,  Blood DiSea��.>s. etc. "They ai-e easily sold." Do not delay, but send your  name at once and we will send you the Miracle PUls and .Cull description of  the beautiful watch. WKITI3 TO-DAY SO AS TO BB TM'E FIRST ONE IN  YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO BEG-IN 'WOIWCING JV>R US.  To those wishing to get the wa.toh with the pills, 'if thoy .send ius a money  oivler for $3.00, being -a. reduction of $1.00 we wit! send iboth tlhe .pills ajnl  the watch.   Wltl'IlE PLAINLY.  K. COTE & CIE,  Bic,   Rimouski Countq, Quebec.  'SPECIAL OWE!*���Should you deflire to eeo a'sample box of our pills wo  Willi send a full 50c box to everybody sending us 10c to stainips. Mention  this paper.  The"  Having the Only Up-to-Dute Grill Room  In R. C. which in Itself ls n guarantee  of a Firm Class Hotel and Restaurant,  -Seymour-Stree'et,-  PATR0NIZE UNION CLERKS.  All memtKn ol Ihe R. C. I. P. A. can siiov (hit car J.  Aid for It when makinf your purchases.  BNOOKBKO BV THE ���    C. Of L.  ONC-TMIHD ACTUAL BIIK.  COLOR IS CHANGED EACH QUARTER.  Good only durinn month* mimed on right  liRinl corner nnd wlien properly xiRnvd and  HTAMi'Kn with tlieuuiniiorurthsLucul. "  UNION BAKEKTES.  W. 33. Mulr, Mount Pleasant.  ,W. 'Murray, 'Prior street.  Montreal Bakery, Westminster avenue.  ���F. Adams, Scotch Bakery, Hastings  street.  W. D. Kent, 56 Cordova etreet.  J. Oben, Hnatlngs street.,  Mlnchen Co., Granville street.  Barnwell Bros., Granville street.  ���Largen &, Tupper, Granville Btreet.  THERE IS  of Fire or Injury to  Health when you use  the  The price is now.  such that almost everybody can afford it.  Once used, always  used. Apply at Office of  Ett Bf. I  LTD.  Cor, Carrall and Hastings  Streets.  The Independent wants a report ot  each union meriting and news concerning ithe members of every organization.  Sudh reports and news will do much to  sustain and create Interest (n the organization.. Secretaries are especially;  urgdd to oend In the*a reports/ boft  news from any mtmlbcr of an organt-'  zatlon will be received with pleasure. -  1  II  i  (\  A {i  m  ' L  A  I _irtinirnnri'i  ���avmRDicr. January^-, is��  THE INDEPENDENT.  mt*  I.  1  i'F  I  il  it  be  I  I  What You Get Here Gentlemen  lis Comfortable Foot Service  Because we make it a point to see that our shoes fit  your feet perfectly. Shoes that fit well will always  feel easier, look better and stand more wear than those  that don't.   Call at  THE GOLDEN  BOOT STORE,  I3 Hastings St. E.  And ask for tlie Clerks' Union Card,  II. A. URQUilART,  Herd ware,  Stoves,   Ranges,   Etc.  51   Hasting*  Street East.  upon iby the local union mien as an exceedingly unfair document"  Tbe executive ot. the miners^ union  are preparing- a strong protest 'to the  department at Ottawa on Mr. King's  action In the matter, and In due course  the statement will appear ln the press.  PUBLIC HOUSE TRUST.  , Gracchus, in Reynolds' newspaper, of  London, discusses the puibllc-house  trust. The .public-ttiouso trust has come  to stay, not fsr ever Indeed, but foi- a  period long or short, until public opin  Ion dccld*is to entrust the control o�� the  people's ���refreshments to the ipeople's  elected representatives. At present the  trust, developed on similar lines In various counties, Is mainly In the hands  ��� of aristocrats, tory dukes, whig: earls  . jingo bishops, South 'African nilllion-  . aires,  and such like.    Why should a  really good move be monopolised by  -. men whose' political games in other directions are distinctly suspect? I want  to see ���woDkins-eluss leaders talcing- a.  share in the information ot  The Public-House System,  -and tliat Is why I appeal to clientele of  this  paper,  nnd especially   to temperance men,  to join the   new crusade  What ls the trust doing?   Flrrft of nil,  it fonms ccniepanles of shareholders l<>  purchase or lease public-houses and to  apply for fresh licenses where such arc  'liable to be given to .private Individuals  -or iflrms, in consequence of the Increase  ��� of population in any district. Having  'Obtained  a public-house  anywhere,  it  remodels and reforms Jt. A rule Is  made that persons oven slightly intoxicated are not served. The private  publican is not very strict on thLsjioin*.  -Good tea, coffee and cocoa, unobtain-  aiblc at most "pubs." 'to-day, are to be  on sale at all the houses of the trust'.  Eatables of tlie best quality are to 1)-'  provided, In order to .encourage ithe  habit of taking food and drink together, Instead o�� the usual'practlec, which  is to stand lip at a bar and iiublhe  glass after glass of alcohol by it<=elf.  When the ordinary "tied" house puts-  food on Its counter, it Is little more  than a few dry stale sandwiches or  some indigestible cakes. The trust  -promises real counter attractions. It  is advisable that  The 'Manageis  in charge snail liave a commission on  the sale of food and non-Intoxicants,  tnit no commission on 'alcohol.   Another  necessary condition Ls t'hat dangerous  tlery chemically adulterated, and .poisonous liquor shall not be &old.   Instead  of bars, the trust encourages taprooms  and inn-ipai-lors.   Instead of advertisements of various drinks, the idea is to  put on ithe walls 'pictures or notices' of  interesting local events to come.  Fio-di  filtered drinking water Js to be always  ready free.  Although no efforts will be  made to pile up big profits, the trust  vecognlse-s   that .profits are  bound   to  .-accrue,  as long as the .people 'find  It  -suits their convenience and comfort to  use   the  public-chouse for social, purposes.    These .profits,    after    live per  ���cent, 'has been paid to ithe sluirohol 1-  -ers, are to .be devoted to -useful purposes in eaoh district.   The Northumberland trust ihas a capital of EIOO.OOI),  -divided into 20 deferred shares of is.  ���each, and 99,999 ordinary Shares of J.J.  each.    The. dividend on  the ordinary  pavilion will be built for the vlllr-ge.  A similar policy .will giiw us in the fu'-  turo baths, gymnasia, public gardens  and otherNboons���all of them suggesting methods of enjoyment away from  the liquor. Surely nih'e most hard-boii-  ��kl teetotaller can see that this Is  A Great Step '  towards the abolition of persistent  "soaking" and the substitution for it of  'Pleasant evening meals. Cold meat and  pickles, even with a glass of beer, can-  ���not nippear so fearful 'a menu to teetotallers that they would rather retain  thu aspects ot the modern gin palace,  some of .whom iliave announced that  they will light the public house trust,  thereby really 'blocking the -way to re-  fopm. Mr. Gladstone said seven years  ngo that he was of opinion that "the  principle of selling liquor for the public profit only would offer tlie soie  chance of escape from -the present mlj-  erahlo inedlcnment which wus a disgrace i" the country."  EXCLUSION OF CHINESE-  A  dl-patch fi-o.ii Washington,  15. <*:..  says  that the .senators and representatives ol' Mm Pacific coast, utho haw  hpun cnn-sldiTlng a .hill for Chinese exclusion,     lmve    .perfected    a   measure  wlhicli   simply   piovklcd   for  excluding-  C.i.i.e.-e or .i-e-cn.1ctii-,,-r the Geary law.  This hill under consideration docs not  limit Itself to any  term  of yoarsV as.  did the Geary act, but it' passed In Its  Piesent form  would be perpetual, unless repealed.   The 'bill declares that all  Chinese,    other 'than, citizens*   of   th  United States or those who are secured   in   coming  to and   residing In   thj  United Slates under the present treaty  with China, shall be refused admission  and   lOtuined   to   the countiy   whence  they came nt the expend of the trans-  poi tation company bringing them.   The  only Oh In ehu persons permitted  to cuter   the  United   States  under  the  act  are   thee   who Iwvo become   citizens  by ;birth  and malurallzailon, and  iifh-  (I',ls of the Chinese government, leaders, students-, merchants, traveler's for  pleasure o,' curiosity, returning la holds   who   must   hn.ve   a   cwtlScnw   0"  domiciled merchants.   No Chinese except diplomatic or consular oflicluls are  allowed  to enter the United States at  any other ports  than   San  Francisco;  Poi't Tow nsend, Wiislli.; Poitland, Ore.;  Boston, New- York, New Orleans, Honolulu,   Sim Juan   and    .Manila.    Ports  m.iy he designated on tlie Canadian or  JleMciin boundary after contracts have  been   made-with   transportation   lines  lo comply with .the act.   Provision is  ni.ide  for the registration oC all  Ohl-  iie>e  now- ia .the  United States to be  completed within six months after the  passage ol the net.   All registered Chinese sliall have a csrtlflcnte with 'Photographs attached  and   those without  certificates at  the end of six months  shall be deported.  LACKED "MOSS" SBNSM.  Out of a total vote of 23,710 oast for  mayor at the late Toronto municipal  contest, the socialist candidate received  C27.    The   courage  thus  displayed  by   the plucky socialist  is  somewQiat  admirable, but .the absence of .prudence  Is most flagrant.   During tho construction times of the C. P. It. an old Indian  chief of .lh�� pradrles decided  that he  would lasso the great "Iron horse" or  locomotive.    He  Induced   one of   his  "braves" to do t'he Job.   The "brave"  succeeded In getting his slip-knot over  the smoke stack.   The-result, as may  toe  Imagined,  was   magical.    Cayuse,  buck and snaring apparatus were se.it  flyJng    ihell*.r-skelter,    dragged,    and  things In general knocked to smithereens.    There was nothing accomplished iby the attack.  Tho locomotive went  along just as though -nothing lhad happened.     In    this   case   aa with    the  doughty socialist at Toronto, the "savage" Indian must be commended for his  energy,  .pluok lan'd   perseverance,   but  tho lack of good sound judgment, or  even common "Jioss" sense, displpaycd,  tn -say the least, was deplorable in the  extivjiic.   Anyibody can run for oifice,  but    -unless    conditions    and   circumstances are reckoned with, no good Is  Il'Icely to Ibe   accomplished.     Punatl.'s  delight In being odd, and seldom accomplish    anything   themselves.    Tho  Sandon Paystreak, referring to the Toronto campaign,  says  that "socialists  have  a line   faculty    for    getting oft  wrong.    This is clearly exemplified  in  Toronto just now.    W. P. McLean, of  the Toionto5, World,    Is    running   for  in'ayoi- on a policy of municipal ownership  or  puiblic  utilities, rnich  as gas,  electi-lc light, stTeet railways, etc., and  the socialists have put up a man  to  run against him.    Billy McLean is a  socialist 'himself, and had It not 'bean  for his pronounced  socialLstic tendencies  might  'haive  been   leader  of   the  conservative   party   in  -the    Dominion  parliament.   The mere fact that he had  tendencies sufficiently radical to make  hlni unacceptable to tht-   (.on.servative  party should recommend    .McLu.ui   io  Toi onto socialists."  DANGER IN LITTLE LBAKNING.  A' recent Paris dlapateh says that  In the opinion of Moltre Henri .Robert,  the most active 'and most prominent  lawyer Jn Paris, the increase of youthful criminals ls due mainly to compulsory education, though alcoholism and  physical degeneration ore also partly  responsible. 'Maltre (Robert Insists that  the meagre Instruction the state forces  the lower classes to undergo is only  sufficient to awaken their Immature  and corrupt minds to the Inequalities  of society, transforming a. formerly  contented -nnd law-abiding class into  a restless ibody thnt envies the property acquired Iby others. Maltre Robert said ihe did not 'believe compulsory  education wns any more of a success  In the United States than in Prance.  "In ifaot," ihe concluded, "the United  States is the hest .Illustration of my  views."  TOWNLEY ON MAXWELL.  At the last meeting of the city council, speaking lo a motloln of Aid. Cook,  extending t'hartlcs to Mr: G. R. Maxwell, M. P., for services rendered to  tho city, Mayor Townley expressed  hearty approval of the some: "I think,'  said his .worship, "that Mr. Maxwell  .has done yeoman service for the city,  and although politically opposed to  ���him, ami -willing to attest to what he  ���has done."  If you want a good insurance policy  call on Horace Williamson.  The Mint.  Is located at the corner of Carrall and  Hastings streets. Tlie bottled goods are  nil firRt-class and the prices right for  every one.   Seattle Rainier beer, 5 cents.  ���shares may In no case exceed Ave per  ��� tent.   All    * ���  Tiie Other Profits,  ' however large, go to the holders of the  .29 little deforred shores,' and these  "holders have half the voting power of  :the company. It follows, of course,  that the deferred shares ai-o only allotted to very well-known persons, who  ���can be trusted to spend the money on  henellclnl cuterptijes of the locality.  'The holders of the deferred shares a'v,  ���in ��_hort, simply trustees. As to the  ���directors, It is worth 'noting that no one  'interested In the manufacture or sale  -���of alcohol ls allowed, according to one  ���of the articles of the trust,.to hecome a  'director, unless 'his Interest is simply  iln some undertaking run on similar  'Jlnes to those of .the trust. Let us see  *iVhat has 'been done already with the  profits (made 'by reformed putolc-  Thouscs. The Hill of Beath Tavern sd-  ���clcty has spent its surplus profits on  .a, reading-room, a bowling-green, a  football club, electric light, a singing  ^class, some Jubilee celebrations, etc.  ���At Kelty ��50 has ibeen voted to the  ,!local library, a certifies/ted nuree "has  'been dbtaJntd for llocal Invalids, and a  ���nilia DHPUTV    MINISTER   OF LA-  BO'lt'CRITICIZED.  The Rossland World says IDiat "judging. f!-omjlus_report,_Yi*._L_McKenzIe  King,   deputy   minister  of   lnbor.   has  a lemarkable-   Idea of    his functions.  Wlien the deputy minister arrived at  Rossland he found thnt the union was  quite .ready to submit the whole istrlke  difficulty to the department, 'but tint  tihe mine managers, fearing an espav>  of the real -facts of the case, declinaJ  to be n 'party to nny enquiry .whatever.  Ho has taken the full 'benefit of every  statement made" to lilm by the .union  execipt  on   two  important   'Points,    tl)  Tho o|ien   violation of  the alien  labor  act, wheieby several 'hundred men were  fraudulently   Imported   Into 'Uosskiiiid;  and (*.*) the fact that every other mining company  in   tlw province,  except  ithe Tour or  live In .Rossland, directly  interested in  rhe fight against organized  labor,   were paying 'the ��oale of  wages asked  for .by the local union.  Mr. King is silent on both these subjects,  an'd  also on  tho contention  of  ithe managens,' thougih he had long and  frequent Interviews    with    thorn  and  their  representatives during his stav  ���here."   The World continues:   "Whatever ihe  might have reported  to his  superior In office Ills report ma it appears In t'he Labor Gazette is looked  TRUST NOTES.  The  Merchants'  association  of Berlin, Germany, has tent a memorial to  the federal council of the empire advocating a law to permit and regulat  trade combinations.  The American Sower Pipe company  has been successful in forming a pool  that will control the sewer pipe trade.  Arrangements are now pending to  renoh an agreement with the concerns  west or the Mississippi.  A $10,000,000 haidware eo_n.bmart_o.i  lias been fonmed 'by San Francisco capitalists and Incorporated in New Jersey under the name of the Pacific  Hardware and 'Steel company.  'The Market street railway system of  San JYancIsco Oias passed into the  hands of. the Baltimore syndicate,  which controls street railway -systems  in many other cities.  Two .more national 'hanks in Boston  will 'merge; also two In Newark, N. J.  The Everett-Moore syndicate Ihas Just  milled t'he Toledo and Maumoe Valley  and ithe Toledo, Watervllle and Southern to Its inter-state system-  Dividends of the Panhandle railway  system, now owned Iby the Pennsylvania, are Increased from 2 per cent,  to 8. No news of a corresponding advance of wages.  The La'ke 'Shore railroad .has acquired the Indiana, Illinois and Iaw.i,  a short 'but very profitable line.  The Chicago, Iowa audi Dalktota Rail-  vo.id_QinHjbe&n_'a'bsorbed_l)y_the_Chl--  cago and Northwestern.        '  The three national banks of Lowell,  Mass.. hnve combined.  Five of the largest Importing an J  jobbing houses Jn> iBoston. handling  toys. Taney goods, nnd druggists' sundries,  have consolidated.  All records as to capitalization of  companies In Ontario has .been broken  hy tho passing of an order Incorporating tihe Algonm Tube works, limited,  wltih an authorized, capital of ?3,000,COll.  'Dlils Is another of Clergue's ninny Industrial enterprises at Sault Sts. Marie.  The Lumber Transit company, a ives-  sel-owning trust of the- great lakes, <s  In process of formation. Its cnplti.l Is  ?2,r)UO,000, und application for a olmr-  tei- litis been nniide In Maine. Tlie  SXKits to be purchased ivlll be paid foi  partly In stock and partly in bonds.  If the promoters succeed 1-n getting  from 'fifty to sixty vessels enrolled on  the trust's 'boolks they will consider  themselves masters of -the situation.  The movement for ithe consolidation ot  lumber carriers ibegan a year ago.  iThe plaster manufacturing plants, of  tie United States are to combine, with  a capital stock of $10,000,000.  ray up your subscription to the Independent. It does not cost you much  and you should not hesitate about giving your support readily to a labor paper.  P. O. BOX 2K. 'PHONE 179.  w. j. McMillan e. Co.,  WnouiSALK Agents kob  TUCKET CIGAR CO. UNION LABEL CIGARS |  Brands;  MONOGRAM, MARGUEEITA, BOUQUET,  OUR SPECIAL, EL JUSTILLO,  EL COXDOB, SARAXTIZADOS, SCHILLER,  Corner Alexander Street and Columbia Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  E3S_&  PREDICTS GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP.  Paul -Morton, vice-president and general tratlic director of the Atchison,  Tcpekaand Santa Fe railroad, predicts  that one of tilii-eeitlhlnfrs in the railroad  business 'is sure to 'happen .within the  next .few years: (1) The legalizing of  pooling, whei-oby railroads can make  enfoi cable contracts among themselves  for .i division of the traffic; (2) The  unification of ownership; (3) The taking over of the ownership of the rail-  i-oads by the government 'to own and  operate tliem. as Is done in Genniany  and ot'her parts of Europe.     /  (Britain  spends ?!),50_>,000  foivign gloves.  a year on  Union Directory.  i  VANCOUVER TRADES AND LABOR  COUNCIL���President, John Crow; vice-  president, w. J. Lamrick; secretary, T. H.  Cross; financial secretary, W. J. Beer;  treasurer, C. Crowder; statistician, W.  McKtssock; sergcant-at-arms, G. F. Lenfesty. Meetings���First and third Friday in  each month, at 7.30 p.m., In Union hall,  corner Dunsmiuir and Homer streets.  TIIE RETAIL CLERKS' INTERNA-  I TlON'AL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION  meets in O'Brien's Ilall, the llrst ana  third Tuesdays of each month. T. A.  Phillip, .president; W. 3. Lamrick, secretary, sis Princess street.  JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION, No. 320���President,  G. XV. Isaacs; vice-president. A. H. Lcg-  gatt: corresponding - financial secretary,  D. P. Johnson, 105 Hustings St. East;  recording secretary, c. D. Morgan;  treasurer, J. A. Davidson; guide, J. A.  Stewart; guardian, E. Morgan; delegates  to T. & L. Council: G. XV. Isaacs. Meets  first and third Wednesdays of each  month   tn   Union   Hnll.  UNION BARBER SHOPS.  The following Is a complete list of  union barber shops ln Vancouver. Is  your barber on the list? .  Elite barber shop, Hastings street.  Bon Ton barber shop, Hastings  street.  Porcelain Baths, Cambie street.  Harvle & Ellis, Cambie street.  Savoy Barber Shop, Cordiva street.  Smalley's Barber Shop, Cordova  street.    ">  The "Whittler Barber Shop, Carrall  street.  Oyster Bay Barber Shop, Carrall  street.  Union Barber Shop, Carrall street.  Army and Navy (Oscar Heyilandt)���  Granville street, under Trorey's.  A. O. iMcCutoheon, Mount Pleasant.  iBoulder Barl*er Shop, Cordova Street.  UNION CIGAR FACTORIES.  FWHotidng is a list of the Union oigar factories In British OolumlMa wbo  use the tflue laJbei:  W. Tietjen, NV>. 1���Dlvlsibn No. 38,  Vancouver.       ,  Kurtz & Co. N*o. 2���Division. No. 8S,  Vasicouvei-.  rmlkvna Cigar Manufacturing Oompany, No. 3���Division No. S8, KtamlooQis.  _3._WliH>erg &_Oo��� No._fctWvleSon No.  IS, New -Westminster.  T. Wtoxjatoak, No. 6���Division No. 38,  Vancouver.  Ketawnai SMnpere' Union Company,  No. 8���Division No. 38, Ketowna.  Wrlglht Bros, N>o. 9���ODtvitelon No,  Rossland.  Kootenay Oigar Manufacturing- Company, No. 10���Division No. 38, Netooii.  Moire & johiuMn, No. 2���Division No.  37, Victoria.  M.  BanUey, No. i���Division No. 37,  Victoria.  ���Island Cigar Factory, B. Norman, Nlo.  S���Division No. 37, Vwtoria,  iProWnoe Olgor Co., No. 7���invasion  No. 37. Victoria.  A. Sshnoter & 9onn, No. 8���Division  No. 37, Victoria.  P. Gable, No. 9���Division No. 37, Na-  naluno.  J. Lery. NO. 11���Dilution No. 87, Vie.  toria.  M. J. Booth, No. U-JMVIBion No. 37,  Nanalmo.  C. O. BeUmsen���Division NV>. W, Victoria.  T. F. Gold, Capitol Cigar Factory,  No. 12, Victoria, B. C.  Harris & Stuart, No. 5���Division No.  38, Revelatoke.  J.   Martin,   No.  7���Division  No.   38,  Sandon.  Fhelln & MoDonough, No. 12���Division 88, Nefeon. _ j  COOKS. WAITERS AND WAITRESSES'  Union, Local No. SS. President, Chas.  Over; vice-president, w, W. Nelson; recording secretary. Jas. H. Perkins; financial secretary, R. J. Loundes; treasurer, Wm. Ellender. Meeting every Friday  at S.30 p. m. In Union Hall, comer Homer  and Dunsmuir streets.  TEXADA MINERS' UNION. No. 113, W.  F. M., meets every Saturday at 7.30 p.m-  in Foresters' hall, Van Anda. President.  R. Aitken; vice-president, c A. Melvllla;  secretary, A. Raper, Van Anda, B. C;  treasurer, H. X'. Price; conductor, P.  Burt; warden, John Llnklnter.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OP  MAOIIINISTS���Beaver'Lodge, No. 188���  Meets second and fourtli Wednesday In  each month in Union Hall. President,  Wm. Beer; corresponding secretary, K.  Timmins, 72S Hamilton street; financial  secretary, J. H. McVety, iiai Seymour  street.  VANCOUVER FISHERMEN'S UNION  No. 2. Meets in Labor Hall. Homer-  strcet the last Saturday In each month at  8 p. m. Ernest Bums-, pret-ldent; Ctets.  Durham, secretary, SIT Harris =tieet  VANCOUVR TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION.  No 226 meet the last Sunday in each  month at Union hall. President, C. S.  Cnmpbcll; vice-president, George Wilby;  secretary, S. J. Gothard, P. O. box 68;  treasurer, W. Brand; sergeant-at-arms.  Andrew Stuart; executive committee, E.  L. Woodruff, s. R. Robb, 3. H., Browne  N. Williams; delegates to Trades and  Labor council, J. C. Marshall, Robt. Todd,  J.  H.  Browne.  STREET RAILWAY MIEN'S UNION-  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  each month, m Sutherland Hall, corner  Westminster Avenue and Hastings Street  at 8 p. m. President, G. Dickie; vice-president, John Frlzzell; secretarv, A. G.  Perry; treasurer, H. Vanderwalker: conductor, Ed. Manning; warden, D. Smith;  sentinel, T. Dubberley; delegates to  Trades and Labor Council: John Pearcv,  Jas. Barton, Geo. Lenfesty, G. Dickie  and H. A.  McDonald.  UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS and Joiners���Meets every  second and fourth Thursday in Union  Hall, room No. 3. President, G. Dobbin;  vice-president, J. M. Sinclair; recording  secretary, W. T. MacMulIen: financial  secretary, H. S. Falconer; treasurer, J.  Forguson: conductor. R. MacKenzle; warden, J. 'McLeod; delegates to T. and L.  council, Rofbt. Macphorson, G. Dobbin, J.  M.  Sinclair.- -  JOURNEYMEN BAKERS' AN'D CXXN-  FECTIONEKS' International Union ����  America. Local No. -It!, Vancouver, BL  C. President. James Webster; vicc-pre��-  Idont, J. W. Wilkinson; recording secretary, Murdo 'MncJ.ean, 2721 We-tmlnster  Avenue; financial secretary. H. MeMuIUn,  Toronto Candy Co.; treasurer. W. A.  Woods, 356 Ninth Aioi, Mt. Pleasant;  corresponding tecrctary, p. Rawlings,  Barnwell Bros., Granville street; -roo��-  to T. & If. Council: G. *W. T��sin("��. Meets  first and third ' Wednesday* of each.  month in Union Hall.  ClGARttrAKERs" UNION '.NXX 367���.  Meets the first Tuesday in each month,  in Union .Hall. President, A. Kochel;  vice-president, P. Crowder;, secretary,  G. Thomas, Jr., 14S Cordova street treat-.  tieasurer, S. *W. Johnson; sergeant-at-  arms. J. W. Brat; delegates to Trade*  and Labor Council, J. Crow, C. Crowdei*,  C.  Nelson. . * >  BROTHERHOOD OF PATNTERS ANtE*  DECORATOR8, Local Union No. __M��  Meets every Thursday in Labor Hall.  President W.' Pavier; vice-president, E.  Crush; secretary, C. Plnder. 1~>9 Eighth  avenue, Falrview; treasurer, H, McSoi-  lcy.  JOURNEYMEN TAI1-ORS' l-'NION OF1  AMERICA, No. 178-Moets altejnrato  Mondays in room 1, Union Hall. President, F. Williams, vlce-pretident, Mis*  Graham; recording secretary, H. O.  Burrltt; financial secretary, Walfre*  Larson; treasurer, C. E. Nellson;. sergeant-at-arms,  A.  J.  Kennedy. ���      ,  7.4v?-:RA^'VF*<E;'  and  .&_ftft  From Tholr Nanalmo, bouthBeld and  .      Protection Island Collieries,  Steam, Csas  and  House Coal  ,.    Of tbe Following Graded:  Doublo Screened Lump,  Run of tho Mine,  Wonhed Nut B*id -' >  ttcrweiUHW.  RAMUBL M. ROBINB, SupflriutCDdent,  KVAN8, COLKMAN 4 KVANS, Aeentc.  Vancouver Clly, B.C.  PACIFIC  LINE  World's  Scenic  Hoof e A WISH.       ' i-s-;  Bo let me hence as one -.- '  ' Whose part in Uie world has.been dreamed ��  ���'���    .-"anil done���--���������:-������������  -loot that Imth.fnlrly earned nnd spent.   .  "In prUo ot heart and jubilance .1! lilooi.  ' finch wages, be tliey eoumeil bad or soou..  Aj Time, the old tnsttnaslcr. was moved to W.  : And bavins warred ami suScred and pawl w  Thoso el(H tlie arbiters [.reicm-d and *����.  :. Kate, erateful and cuuicnt.  Down the dim way,  '. Whereby races innumerable have ftoaa  ���'.. Into the ailent universe of the Kra't.  '���' Grateful for what halh been. -  '   FW what in.- hanJ Imi). <���.��'*<���. ���"lne *?M h*1'*  s.'cll, "'..'���'  ���   My heart two rrivllejeJ 10 l���*" U  . with ad my III" in love I"0 ������'������"���'���  To Ill's that yearned in loi if to li-.t'i  .  Jo the way ot wratli an.! I'll.*' ��'1.H  Content, His miracle ol lii"�� u1;'''. ,rEt7.���d best  JJwimlllns. that I. thrive weal/ ol worst and best,  Slay 6l:.M iny t-r-^" '"' l'a  From ri;;l.t and ivi-oiw .    :..  Alii, cnsi.it: I" rcsti-i ��ml '�����>:-��� ������"' *,,rlu''  Accent the pa't ..."' he l-.r^wr nt rrsl.     ������ ,  ���       -\V. K. Henley in North American Review.  lit '  olid wrought  ���rt und soli;;���  OO00OO00CO00OO00  ���� TBE OLD  OOu.vjOG._Q  C  o  o  8  iP  o  '���*. o  O  UE  OOooOOooOOooCCooCOooGOoC'O^  Before   Clc-.iH'iillii.'- went  -down   to  Milltown for the summer  her mind Hint she would  energies to ivli��'ilk> Ai  the  old   blue  ginger  und sor-  for  lie made rp  it'il'.l all lier  !1 l'lic.'lic oui of  Inr that I'ncle  ���tulluR Iiml brought liouit' from Cliinii.  little thinking tlint the nlil shun eye.'.,  fat sided mandarin would take such 11  jocular interest in her joys  rows.  The old blue Jar hnd perched  r.i.iuy years on tlio corner of .tho high  mantelpiece in the old fashioned country parlor, and Aunt I'liu-be Knew that  if she gave It to Clcmcuilm. she would  have a dreadfully loin-some fooling  every time she stood on 11 chair to dui>t  the old clock, tho shells, the peddler  vasoe, the leather funs and other companions of Its lofty abode. Tint Clementine was an accomplished wheedlor.  and the fond old aunt dually .said she  might have hor Wish.  When Aunt-Phcebo-.'gave over to  Clementine her right and title to the  old blue jar, Randall was leaning In  the window and Idly sifting rose leaves  from the old climbing vine ihrough the  meshes of his tenuis racket. .lie sympathized with hor lively admiration for  : the-antique-nnd unique lu china and  was glad that she had attained her  heart's desire, but a more-absorbing Interest possessed his manly breast.  Clementine was going homo in tlio  morning, and ho had boon trying In  vain for several days to got tho feeble  courage of his 1 ardent convictions up  to tho declarative print..- She was such  a lively, fun loving girl, .and love, you  know, Is such Intensely serious business. 'Several..times Randall fancied  lie had found her in a sober and properly receptive frame of mind, wheu  with a trifling jest she would defeat  hlB intention and put the little god to  flight.  Now, however, whon thu slant eyed  mandarin on the'blue -Jar ���.winked; ut  .him through the,vines, Randall said to  ���himself enthusiastically:  "Well, old boy, that's the very thing!  Thank you for the bright Idea! Are  tbey all ns clever aa you are ovcr in  China?"  That night. In his room under the  eaves, ho constructed an eloquent let  ter to Clementine and  Imperative Intimation���perhaps C.rpct  from the slant, eyed mandarin,. T.ho  knows?���that lie might hoar of something'to bis advantage If be should.go  down to the city nml call upon Clementine: <-d after so:r.c futile resistance to  tho message ho betook himself thither,  lie was graciously recolved by Clcin-  eui:no��� that K ;-,::_ctou��ly enough for  o young man wbo had played tlie  tri.U'.' with hor Invisible affections���  and ho seated himself i-.i a cosy chair  near the pretty lublo which hold his  old friend���iho bloc- jar.  As he tallied with Clementine, a llttlo const":i!r.t being r.;i;i.ii'ent on both  sides, lie toyed with tho lid of the jar.  actl tlio slant eyed mandarin appeared  to v,-lul; at him three times very knowingly.  tndor some occult but''Imperative  pressure Uandall removed the lid and  touched with his linger the silken texture of some mysterious contents.  Curiosity further eniisti'sim.:* blm,  nnd bo pulled from tho bosom of Uie  now jubilant mtindnrlu a pale blue ��.������  tide of singular description for a parlor  ornament, and, following lt,'he extricated a pale piul: strip of simitar'shape  and structure.  Tiiniii'.'. to ClomontiKO for pxplnun-  tiou cf ihoso unforeseen apparitions, he  found hor speechless with wild eyed astonishment,  and  without a   word  or  gesture s'.m seised the old b'uo jar and  hurried from the room.  UaudJill smiled tlio first real, soul felt,  freshing smile that lie htt.l indulged  mil  vowid b.v  THE PASSING BAND,  "'A:lone,-deep'drono**'"'-_;   ':'.--'  Tlirummetli a resonant monotone;  Up ��arct_t the horn with an undulant flan  That dies, is reborn���just a flask of an air,  rhruti'sh' the rumble ot drums, at their thrabM_��  beat  Sends a rhythmic pulse down the winding street.  I'lien a streaming pennant ot sound is outnung,  flamboyant from wall to wall it swung.  .Veai'���and more near���the harmonics clear  iluiM shyward a ponderous tower; then sheet  tt breaks in a clarion clash of sounds,  An ululant tumult, that bounds and rebound*',  (. A voluminous uroai. -  From the blaring tombstone  And a elatmor ot brass  As tho cymbals pass;  Tticn till drum's lone boom as the melodiM By  i-'onvard���and waver���and lalnt���and die  Into murmur amphoric,  SAVeet blentHn��. cl.oric,   '  To a faraway swell  Till at lust they moll  In n note loirj drawn-  Are gone���on���on,  ...������(������.  -London Academy.  ..���i-....-i-....'i'-..-'l'--'*  BUNKOED BY  A GREEK.  ..BY  M.  QUAD.  In  tbe  early  morning sneaUcd into the parlor niul  deposited It iu the robust bosom of the  old blue mandarin.  "If she finds It before she goes home,  lt Is nil right," said the timorous, ador-  lng fellow, "and If she doesn't find It  until afterward It will be all right too."  .But the mandarin felt a little funny  that day,so when '.Clementine '-.packed  her trunk he inspired hor tostuff the  ginger jnr full of her silken hose, that  the precious article might take no risks  of breakage In Its voyage.    So when  Randall parted from her at the station  she made 110 sign of knowing anything  ln particular, aud his hopeful heart decided that she would surely find the  ^letter when she reached home, and he  ���would then boar from her.  Now.-Clenilntliie was n girl who always had a great many things'on her  ��� mlud, and when she bad unpacked the  .treasured Jar and placed It on a dainty  table In her pretty parlor���with a self  congratulatory thought that It was so  respectable to have things that one's  relative had brought'from China���she  ~Wbolly-forgot the curious lnad.tliat.the  mandarin had on his breast. She missed  her silken bose, of course, nnd postered  Phoebe   with   messages   about  In for-several    the pigtail of the old slant eyed tlint bo  would stay rooted lo the spot until  Clementine returned.  What she said to tlio genius of the  jar as she flew up stairs wilh it ouly  the mandarin cnu reveal.  As Ilundall paced the parlor, pulling  his mustache and wondering if Clementine's'keen sense of humor would carry  hor safely throng:, the trying hour, she  came shamefacedly into tbo room, bearing iu one hand the blinking old mandarin and in the otlier the pleading lot-  tor lie had borne so loug hid in his  clever old bosom.:  Uandall mot the dear girl more than  half way, aud as shy whimpered geutly  on his,;.shoulder be promised never,  never,.never to tell.  And wheu thoy were married, If you  believe- me. that' ridiculous old ginger  jar accompanied them oil their wedding  trip, and Uandall packed the bosom of  the grotesque mandarin full of Clementine's bridal roses,- there to fade and  there forever,.to 'remain. ;���'���   7  Now, as Randall never told and  Clementine never told, the entire  responsibility of this revelation lies between you uud me and the giuger jar.  The BlK Slilpn of the .Fast,  Gigantic us are the sea monsters de  vised by the modern shipwright, we  have not reached tlio dimensions of the  Man'.iigafutil of l'rls'.an legend, whose  masts were so high that a hoy sent  aloft to "lio.ii- a btiiid" came down a  gray headed man. whose deck was so  spacious that the captain had to gallop  about on horseback to give hlsorders  and whose length ..was...so groat that  when swinging In tlio channel her stern  scraped .the cliffs of Albion white, while  ber bowsprit swept the forts at Calais.  'But we have exceeded In ;some respects   the  dimensions   of   rtoletuy's  great ship, whlcli was 420 feet long, 57  I'eot broad and 72 foot In depth of bold  and .which"carried- -1.000 rowers and  3,000   mariners,   besides   unnumbered  soldiers and passengers.   Of tho great  ship of.-Blcro, king of Syracuse, the dimensions have not been recorded, but  she was at least as large ns Ptolemy's,  considering' that  her  freightage  wns  "00.000 measures of corn, 10,000 jars of  salt fish, 20,000 talents'.weight of wool  and of other cargo 20,000 talents. In addition to the provisions required by the  crew," and that she was so large no  harbor In Sicily could contain ber.  This problem of harbor accommoda-  ': CO.YIU0.I1T, 1G01, BV c. U. utvis. :  *.'-".i.."..|.--.;.���.i:."..j.'-.i.."'.i..-.j..'.-.*  The pair of us had been In Athens  throe or four days when a party of  English excursionists who were making a tour arrived.  Among tliem was  an antiquary who was looked up to and  respected for his knowledge of ancient  history nnd ruins, and each evening  there was a gathering in the parlors of  tho hotel to hear him give a sort of  lecture on what ho had dcch during the  day.  Professor Hempstead, ns be was  named, bad been.charged to pick up all  tbo old Crock manuscripts to bo had  for money, and It was his inquiries for  such documents that doubtless led to  our undoing.   One day a .man niimed  Talanti, who had somewhat the manners and dress of a gentleman, brought  the professor two ancient manuscripts  ns a present, and to show bis further  good will he .announced a valuable discovery which had just been made on  the island of .Kgina, about 40 miles distant, lie was the owner of the island,  and while his workmen were getting  out stone they had como across some  rare treasures In art. hut hnd developed  only a small portion of thum. They had  partly uncovered a stone box which he  had been at sea for .years,   i believe  the man's an Impostor."  "But Professor nempstead seems to  be perfectly satisfied "w��li lilm."  "That counts for nothing. The professor may bo up on ancient Greece,  but he ls way off on confidence games.  I believe wc are lu for some sort of a  skin game, but It's nonsense to worry  over It. XVe have walked iuto the trap  like n lot of Idiots."  The Island was fairly well covered  with trees, and yet It did not have a  hospitable look. As wo made, a closer  approach we could see a couple of rude  huts and a primitive Jetty, but Mr. T.i-  1 -.nt 1 explained that bis castle was bidden by the forest and that be was landing at that point to save us n long  walk. It was as ive were drifting In to  make fast to the wharf that others In  our party became suspicious. The noble Greek wns neither crafty nor. diplomatic. He let the mask slip and betray  him or nt least aroused wonder and distrust, but the most suspicious of us  were hardly prepared for the climax.   '  As soon ns the craft was made fast  the three eminent friends of Mr. Talanti  suddenly  produced  pistols  and  knives and took thcir statlous by the  gangway. The sailors divided Into two  parties,   nnd,   handling   their   naked  knives  In  a menacing  fashion,  they  drove the people Into line.  When Professor Hempstead had rubbed his eyes,  scratched his head and got It Into his  brain that something not down on the  programme   was   going   on,   Talanti  mounted a box and smilingly observed:  "Ladies and gentlemen, you are now  nbout to pass ashore to behold my wonderful discoveries, but each one of you  is  required  to  leave  behind  you  all  money and jewelry, I will see that every! hlng Is safely cared for."  "Hut what���what does It mean?"  nsktd the bewildered professor as he  looked around blm.  "It's robbery!" cried three or four  voices In chorus.  "Do uot mar tho harmony of tho occasion with hard words." continued the  chief villain. "I simply borrow your  purses and Jewelry. The term robbery  does not sound well. As timo files.let  us get to work. Antonio, you may begin with tho professor first."  The men cried out In anger, but what  could they do? T do not think there  was a firearm among thum, while the  Greeks seemed overanxious to use thcir  knives. There were protestations and  threats of: the law, but Talanti only  smiled at them and ordered tho;work to  go on. Each man In our crowd was reg-  -'    -   to ���   i,ic   nncl.-ctH  IN THE  HOSPITAL.  At, hear die moarir.g oier there,  Tho sudde:-  I ��� "-. ory of palnl  71c smell ol . is in the air, ,  Death's ��la .�� ..-. the1 wall is plain. ,  And In t.-e ��i "'ow, stoopinj down.  A nunle with Huffy looVa and brown  Looks in the i."N ol one who ilea  Hall propped in many a snowy loia  And, blushli.it, l>oi<ls a willing ear-  CIofc io his eager lips to hear  A story lhat '�� n��e�� old.  The doetor graveiy shakes hla held  And bends above an aihen lace;  A widow, walling lor her dead,  ls led hall tainting Iron, the place.  And oier there a Jeweled hand  Is weatlv raised to glie command  Anil weakly'tails, ind through tho nallt  Ctht'sie. slowly, loath to leaie.  Wliilp still the hum beside tho cot  Bcn.S lower, listening lo what  Kiultant Adam told to Eve.  Death stooped last night behind that screen  And smoSthed a martyr's weary brow  Where one Willi new hope looks between  Soil pillows at her baby now,  And oicr there beside the door  li"., one whom pain shall reach no more,  Whose work is done, who ere the sun  Cocs down shall soar or dumbl- rest,  And she that b.u.hing bent above  Von cot gois dreaming dreams of love  To cross two hands upon a breast.  _S. K. Kiser in Chica.-o Itccord-ncrald  | Why Tom Crowder f: ;  i���Re=en!Ssted <* 1 a  ���t By JOHN H. RAFPERTY. f  "honing for lidme" and his hatred tor  the army lose In proportion.-     -   -  The whole tov.-u .was 'nt tbe station  e .Kyi., u    ......   ...  wheu Tom swung off the train step's at  Sugar Creek. The Silver Cornet band,  With old Bill Tomllnson, shako and all,  at ��s head was standing oh the plat-  form ptoytaB "See. the Conquering  IIZ Comes." Great flags waved above  lie depot, nud yards of buntlug stretchedclear across the street from Crow-  der's grocery store to the town hnlL  ost fell into the r-"'" ���*���  Even his brother .  mother, mvu "�� ���"��������-- - .  have forgotter. oil differences and  best of all,,there  -V>'S>^-I-_-?^I->^^;-Hw-^^-!��5>^-H��*^*-l-v  - Six mouths of 'soldlerta.. in the Philippines had taken all tbe edge oft Tom  Crowder's military ardor.   In n year  the sight of a khaki uniform hurt his  eyes, aud he began to realize that lu till  tbo world no village was so fair to look  upon as Sugar Crook, Ills., the home  town where Crowder & Sons kept store  aud where the event of each droning  day was "tralntime."   When two years i  had almost passed, he began to dream |  of swinging under the elms iu the old  front yard at home nnd wondered ns be  nibbled at tho everlasting hard tuck how  many pitted cherry pies be could oiit'nt  one sitting In the diulng room at home.  ���When n young soldier's mlud begins  to dwell ou the pics that mother used  to make, be cannot llourlsh on sowbelly.   Iiut when ho begins to decorate  his tout wall with the photographs of  TlUle and Sue and "the folks" bo's fit  nothing  but - furloughs  and  sick   ~ of. Un  to  hugged-, him.   -But.  was TlUle, quite* n5'woman now, prettier than ever, blushing furiously, and  holding his hand ns she had never held  it before and holding up her radiant  face to be kissed as often ns he liked.  The small boys yelled ,'^IIooray tor Tom  Crowder!" old man Crowder shed tours  of   Joy,   prominent   citizens   wcariufi  badges   marked   "Reception".''.ushered   '  the hero,iuto a carriage, and ns Tom  was whisked nway to the mayor's residence for a brief carnlvnl, of speech-  making   and   handshaking   the - band  played "There'll Be a* Hot Time Iii th���  Old Town Tonight."  But It all seemed too long to the re-  tprned hero. He felt very proud and ,  happy of course. lie bowed to tlu  judge and shook bands with everybody  and tried to make a speech, but all th��  time his eyes were seeking TlUle, aud  his heart wa3 "nchiug for anotboi  cnance to greet her.' At l.iut the guests  withdrew, and Tom nud Jim and Mr.  and JIrs. Crowder and���wondrous lucli  ���TlUle. all piled into the big carriage  and were driven up to the Crowdet  home.  "And now, my sou," said the proud  old father, "now comes the greatest  surprise of all.'-TlUle, bring blm out."  And Tlllle, all blushes, ran Into the  bedroom only, to rer.ppear In a moment  with a bundle of muslin and lace thai  looked like n small bolster.  "Allow me, Tom, to Introduce you to  your nephew, Tom Crowder, the sec-  A BATTERED OT_D SCtlOOXEIl.  believed hold a large number of manuscripts and valuable coins, but he had  delayed tho opening of it that some of  his friends might be present. Three or  four of them were going  to-his island  home, on the morrow, and he would be  glad to have as many of us foreigners  go along as could make it convenient  The voyage would bo mado in bis  schooner, and there would be no trouble about feeding and lodging all who  chose to go.  xlilb ti Aside from the English party, there  tlon Is'one^haMs^nfready troubling ^re Americans. Germans and I'rcndi-  the owners of modern steam monsters mc? tc! the "f.^1 o�� 20 "? AU,CUS  and ls placing a limit on their growth.   ���a ,wbe? the U*} was ,raaae J"' W���  uumbered ovcr 40, of whom * ���  were requested to hand  one had her watch and rings in bnnd as  sho moved up. In the course of half an  hour the last one was ashore, and then  Talanti took off bis bat, made a sweep-  in" bow and sailed away wllh his piratical crew.   Ho had no sooner gone  than a gang of half a onsen v   ainous  looking men came down from the biiK  Thoy told us they were fishermen, but  their   actions   belled   tlie   statement.  Their first move was to demand cash,  and great was their Indignation and  disappointment at being told that la-  lauti's crowd bad taken the last com.  When sure of this, they loft us, and nu  hour later two genuine fishermen came  ashore in their boat. There were a dozen vessels within five or six miles ot u��.  and a dollar would have boon big pa>  for them to sail out and notlt>   tl.e  nearest craft of our situation; but. realizing our helplessness, they demanded  the sum of $100. ks there was no money to pay tbom, they were l.niilly pit*  vailed upon to take an I O U signed by  all the men of the party.  It was almost dark when a battel u  old schooner came sailing up_to take  us off, and the terms were !>3 apiece  to be paid in Athens. XVe spent a  drearv night on deck aud lauded In the  city at noon next day. Immediate notice was given to tbe various consuls  and to the Greek government, but no  one bad any faith that anything would  L    flstnnmnllshed.    The    government  ond."  Then they all laughed and clapped  their hands, except poor Tom and the  baby.  "Whose kid Is tt?" asked Tom faintly  as his white face turned from the  child's to TlUIe's.  "Why, It's Tlllle's," laughed the  mother,,"TUlie's and Jim's. They were  married a year ago, but we thought  we'd keep the secret awhile."  "Wc thought it'd make you homesick, mebbe," said Jim.  "Do you want to bold hlra, Tom?"  whispered Tlllle. holding out the baby.  "You're his godfather, you know."  Tom held his little namesake for  awhile, but he didn't seem"to know just  ���also songs oi ����>.,.         Wljat t0 sav-   Ti!ey laughed at him,  the siren voice all right, but he didn't   tcase(J lllm an(1 pl.,,lsea b\m till  his  of enlistment   mothcr suggested that ho looked worn  tlTscTbe>'ou.rthe jungle lures Mm  with false songs of home.   Tom heard  lure a little bit. Ills term .  was almost at an end. and he satis-  SR^��*S3"-S| ��5=j-��--M. �����  out und should go to bed.  Tom re-enllsted last week In spite of  " ���"���-'-   Tillle  -Monthly Kevlew.  10 wort  came on board the  Aunt  them.  In Milltown. as you may Imagine.  Kandall waited for the answer .to Ills  letter. Awhile he waited patiently,  then Impatiently.- awhile, and llicu  dived Into bis law books With that  "composure of settled distress" whlcli  lovers have known lu every age nud  clime. He did not dream that the slant  eyed tnardai'ln would be guilty of the  ungentleinauly trick of Intercepting a  love letter.  But the fun loving mandarin know  ��� what he was about. Flo wus not without experience In these matters, and  he wanted lo punish Clemi'titlue a  trifle and bring her to the proper condition of seriousness.  And 'Clementine wns feeling the situ-  atlou.with all the sobriety that was desirable. She hnd suspected all summer that Randall had a tender fooling  for her which she felt qualified to reciprocate, but she was a piottd girl nud  could not by n feather's weight luiiu-'  ence the bi'.liince of his attentions.  Therefore behind, bor smiles she had  been not a little wounded that ho had  allowed her to come home without,having given expression to ills sentiments.  Ko she, too. now look on a sober  countenance nud banished thought nud  regret by'joining several-new clubs  and taking mc-_.-iborsli!p In two or'three  , more charitable organizations.  Just before Christmas Randall one  .day experienced iu his breast a sort of  Aliont SnecBinK.,  We frequently hear the expression.  "God bless you!" uttered after some  one has sneezed., The expression, If  we can believe Clodd in his "Childhood  of the World," dates back to tbe time  of, Jacob. We are told In Jewish literature: that previous ito- his time men  sneezed but once iu a .lifetime nud that  Was~the~end- of-them.-for thc-shock  slew them. Jacob prevailed In prayer  and had the fatality set aside on the  condition that umoug nil the nations it  sueeze should he hallowed by the  Words, "God bless you!" In the "Jata-  ka," one of the books of the Buddhist  Scriptures, we rend that the expression was, "May the blessed Lord allow you to live!"  -.' Buddha on one occasion while  preaching to hlsdlselpleshnppeued to  sneeze. The priests gave vent to the  exclamation, and liuddliu lectured them  for Interrupting his discourse.  "If wheu it person sneezes." he Qskcd,  "and you say, ,'May he live!' will be  live the longer?"  ".Certainly,not!" cried the priests.  "And if you do not suy It will ho die  nny the sooner?"  "Certainly not!" was the reply.  "Then." said Buddha, "from this time  forth If anj one snooze and a priest  says, 'May you live!', he shall be guilty  of a transgression."  \   '  If Men Only WonM.  if the young ineu who ure measuring  lane and laces would surrender their  work to the young   - - - . ..iris who are seeking employment and turn their attention lo the pursuits of agriculture, there  would be less misery and' more contentment In the land;, there. would. be  ���wore Independence mid loss servility;  more men aud fewer, creatures; more  happy wives' with comfortnble'homes,  healthful children and cheerful tcm-  txu.s.���Southern farm Magazine.  ladles.   When we  schooner, there .was considerable surprise at finding her the craft she was.  Sho wns nothing more than n trader,  and ber,accommodations wore of: the  most primitive character. Mr. TalaDtl's  friends, who were supposed to be eml-  uent professors,  turned out to be a  commou, lookiug lot and not inclined  to be sociable, but we were out for a  jaunt aud might expect a few drawbacks.���We-bad-a.favorablejvbid_for  the voyage, and the professor and otlT  ers'fclt that it would be tlie event of  their lives.   Ab the weather wns pleasant and we had brought lunch from  the hotel, our noonday meal wim a sort  of picnic.   For an hour or two after  tbo meal Trofessor Hempstead entertained us with u historic lecture, aud  time passed pleasantly for all hands.  My friend could speak Greek, but  when bo attempted to enter into conversation with Mr. Tallinn's friends he  found them surly cuough. This excited our surprise, as they were supposed to be gentlemen. When wo  came to look thctn over, we began to  get a little auspicious. Tlielr, language  and manners did not correspond with  their dress, nnd they did not seem to  be at their case. Wo'also caught oue  of them exchanging a wink and n grin  with one of the common sailors, and  this caused us much worrlment. Iu  a quiet way we repurtcd the fact to  one of the English party, and. he quietly replied:  ��� "Do you know, I've got ti suspicion  that this Is a .put up job uud that we  shall bear something drop us soon us  wo land at'the island."  "But why should Mr. Talnntl deceive  us?" we asked.  "In.the Crst.place, Is be what he represents himself? Who made any Inquiries about blm?.; Iu the next place,  you never saw au aristocrat with, such  big hands and feet, His skin Is coarse-,  his language full of slips, and you may  r.ntien n r.crt of roll to his gait, as If ha  be    accomplished.  made loud promises and seemed to be  making all possible efforts, but as a  matter of fact Mr. Tnlautl was uot  even pursued. lie never could have  put up and carried through such a job  without a number of ofllclals standing  ln with him, and each and every one  of them doubtless shared ln the plunder when It was divided. It was snld  that the money and jewelry amounted  to about $0,000, and the ouly consolation any of the victims had was the  privilege of abusing n country where  such things eould-be_carrled_out.   Tlie Lenther ot the Esyvtlan*.  The ancient Egyptians were skilled  ln the art of tanning leather and manufactured It In various ways and for  various purposes besides that of furnishing covering for the feet.; Indeed  it Is to those builders of the pyramids  that we nre Indebted for the llrst artistic forms of footwear, and so far ns  can be ascertained from history and  thu   I'l-sourclics  of   archaeologists  tha  Egyptians were the flrst shoemakers  wbo were worthy of tbo name.  ���It is a fnct, too, that tanners of today  employ . very much - the same methods  ns did the ancients.   About the same  materials nro used, nnd the processes  are almost precisely similar to those In  vogue hundreds of years ngo.    It Is  true thnt tanners of the present day  have found melius of greatly shortening the time required to convert ti hide  Into leather nnd that stonin power and  'modem machinery lmve done much, to  expedite and improve the processes of  finishing the leather; but, after all. tlio  principles of taniilug remain the same  about .Tlllle and making himself a nuisance generally to his buukie.  He used to swear roundly that ho  meant to "bike back" to Sugar Crook  as fast as ship nnd train could carry  him, and hoped by all that was holy  that once bo was -.mustered out he'd  never see a soldier again. He got to  bo tbe worst "kuoukor" in tlie coin  pany, nnd-he wrote so many letter.,  that his comrades began to ask hUi  why he didn't write a few to himself.  "If you got such a good home nud  swell people, why don't some of 'cm  write to you?" sheered his tent unit.'  one night. "\'ou can't be very strong  wllh Tlllle, or she'd write you ut leas',  once a year."  .Now the latter question was a sore  one .with. Tom, because nobody wrote  to blm except his mother, und her letters seldom reached blm dmiug the  final mouths of his campaigning in the  Interior. He had quarreled with his  brother so many times that uo love  was " ���������>'���<- '  dldn  he did _  young soldier bad uo reason to expect  letters from her.'Wheu be loft home,  she was only 10. and bis "atfulr" wllh  her was of the long distance, moo.^ig,  mental sort peculiar to boys aud girls  just out of high school.   If Tom hud  been 'perfectly'.fair, hi bis lntrospcctiou,  ho must have "admitted that'there--was  nothing very tangible in his hopes with  regard to Tlllle.    He told himself a  thousand times that - Bhe:.'. was "the one  girl,"  aiid  coddled  himself  with  the  belief that his fealty to her was little  short of heroic, and tbatby some nijis-  tcr!ous_telepath_ic_sympatby she must'  by this time be pining away-f6r~hl8  return.  He wasn't "in love" when he enlisted, but he.- had , her . picture and - his  mother's, and by n natural process of  longing for home he developed quite a  fierce and yearning passion for Tillle.  A hundred times he began a letter to  her, but he. never had the: uerve to  send It He cut her Initials on trees,  fences and tent poles and wrote ber  name a dozen times on every'scrap,of  paper tbnt ho,could Uud.   He sang It,  and the old folks.  IU   LUC   v.v.   .v..���.  "No use kickln about It, dad," he  said. "I got the fever, and 1 can't  shake lt. You don't need me in tho  store, an I guess they ain't more than  enough to' split 'tween two families.  I'll get along all right; but honest, dad,  I just couldn't live here In Sugar Creek  another week. Tell Tlllle to write to  ine nbout tbe kid."���Chicago Kecord-  Ucrald. ,   A Story of XilDCOln.  During Mr. Lincoln's practice ot his  profession of tho law, long before he  was thought of for president, be wua  attending the circuit court, which met  at Bloomlngton. Ills. The prosecuting  attorney, a lawyer by' tbe name of  I.amon. was a man of groat physical  ���strength, and took particular pleasure  lu athletic sports, ond was so fond of  wrestling that his power and experience *       '������->���>-  n,���  rendered him a formidable and  it-other so many times-mat uu iu..-  vas lost belweeu them, nnd his father  lldn't write for the good reason that  io didn't know how.   As for Tillle, the  1  :_l  US  they liave boeu from the first.  ' The Kind lie Wanted.  "Young mon," said the'forUine teller  going into a iranee. "I can see you in  the near future with an airship"���  "Make it au, liehship lo a million,  can't yoii?" eagerly exclaimed Ardup.  [ slipping another half dollar Into hei  hand.���Chicago Tribune.  spelled lt aud whistled It till his soul  was ln a fine frenzy, and he knew by  heart thej long speech of proposal that  lie meant to whisper Into lier little pink  car tho first time be could get her  alone In .the swing or on tha narrow  sent of dad's spring wagon.  So when Tom got back to Manila and  "regular mails" he was stirred by'an  unreasonable. hope that - there would  bo at lenst one letter from Tillle. Ho  was' disappointed, but not disheartened, to find nothing.but three old missives from his mother, in whlcli thero  was not a word of his heart's delight  ami a volume of motherly advice about  the care he should take ot himself, tho  things he should eat and drink, the  comrades he should avoid and the  prayers he should say. Her latest let-  ter was full of the "time they would  ���wlien he got home, arid It  generally successful opponent,'  One pleasant day In the fall Lamon  was   wrestling   near   the "courthousa  with some one who bad challenged him "   ���  to a trial, and ln tho scuiile made a  large rent in the rear of his unmentionables.   Before be had time to make nuy  change he was called into court to tako  up a case.   The evidence wns fiulshed,  and Lamon got "up to nddrcss tbe jury, ���  and,'having ou a somewhat short coat,  lils misfortune was rather apparent.  - One of the lawyers, for a joke, started a subscription paper, which was  passed from ono, member of the bar to  another as they sat by a long table  fronting the bench, to buy a pair of  trousers for Lamon, "be being," the  paper said, "a poor but worthy young  man._-.__Several_pu*_dowu_thelr names  with some ludicrous subscrlptionTand���  finally, the, paper was laid by someone  ln front of Mr. Lincoln on n plea tbat  he was engaged lu writing at the time.  He quietly glanced over the paper and  Immediately took up his pen and wroto  after his name, "I cau contribute nothing to the end lu view."  The Seme of Smell.  Experts ln the manufacture of perfumery, say that the sense of smell can  lie developed just as acutely as the  senso of sight, hearing, taste and touch.  This would seem paradoxical, for It Is  n well knowu fact that after smelling  five or six different perfumes the uneducated nose so loses Its power tbnt ability to distinguish odors Is entirely lost.  This to a degree is true ot the educated  nose, but Its power,lasts longer.   An  expert Is able by putting a drop .or two  of perfume on a bit of cotton to tell  what It is and just what extracts enter  Iuto its composition.  give, him".  '    * ���, ^, - .i  * To Prcaerve Heat.  Meat of any kind may be preserved  ln a temperature 'if 80 to 100 degrees  for a period of tow days after lt hap  been soaked in a solution of one pint of  salt dissolved in four gallons of .'cold  water and one-half gallon of a solution  of blsulphate ot calcium..'By repeating '  u ������ I this process the preservation may be  reat | extonaetl by'the addition of a solution  of gelutlu or the x'"~ ~* " *���" Tn  tbe salt and water.  concluded with the hint of a "St'-���, (mau^ ~i ���- -   ...     , ^ egg to  surprise" tbat was In store for him. | ot getutlu or the white ot an eg.,  Of course that put new zest Into his  HI v'siffis.'r tJ^p-sa^.  iac^-^gtTr,'asftTt5ari��>aft  V  THE INDEPENDENT  Miv  i  . ���  I  i-  i  IV  ���r  I  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Hontly  Fortliitma.  Hunt���It seems strange to me to bear  you criticise your wife's reflections as  harangues. In view of tho fact that In  the,curlier days of your married life  you spoke of your wife's voice as the  very soul of music.  Blunt���That's all right, too, but you  seo, she's drifted from the Italian to  the Wagnerian school.-  Ths  Only  One  Eligible.  Papa���So, Bobby, you're tho president of your bicycle club. That's very  nice. How did they happen to choose  you?  Bobby���Well, yon see, papa, I'm the  only boy that's got a bicycle.'  A statistical Item of Interest to women- ls that today women are two  Inches taller on nn average than they  were twenty-live years ngo.  Lampblack mixed with turpentine to  a consistency' thnt will flow readily  from the brush.makes a good marking  Ink.    For Tired Eye��.  Eyes will be greatly strengthened by  putting the face down Into a glass or  cyecup of water the llrst thing In the  morning and opening them under water. This Is somewhat difficult to do  at first, but If the water for two or  three days be tepid and gradually made  colder by imperceptible degrees until  lt Is no shock to put the face Into quite  cold water lt will soon become quite  easy and is very invigorating and refreshing.  If done regularly every day, thla  treatment aloue will preserve tho sight  Into quite old ngo. There is a right  and wrong way of wiping the eyes  after this, too, and the right way Is to  pass the soft towel very gently from  tho outer angle Inward toward Ilia  nose.  If after a long day the eyes feel so  hot and tired that they seem dim when  one tries to read or to do a little necessary sewing for oneself, they should be  bathed withhold tea from which tho  leaves have been removed.  Ull!  HOW BELIEF CAME TO THOMAS  FINDLAY, OF PETROUA.  He Had Suffered , for Forty Years  From Dyspepsia���Food Became  Detestable and Stomach Cramps  Mado Life a Burden.  It .lnrred lilm.  "Pleasnut offices you have bore," said  a policy holder wlio visited a life insurance oliice in the Postal Telegraph  building In Now York to pay his premium. The windows overlook the City  Hall park and the Nathan Hale statue.  "Yes," replied tbe Insurance man,  "but the inscription on that Hale statue, patriotic and Inspiring though It  Is. strikes a discordant note In the  soul'of one who ls underwriting risks  on men's lives. Look nt It���'My'.only  regret Is that XI have'but one life to  give in defense of my country.'"  Dcnllnfr  In   Fntnrcs.  Mr. Newed���I have an option on that  Blank avenue house. How would yon  like It for our home, my dear?  Mrs. Nowed���Ob. It's a pretty plnce,  but you know it Is said to be haunted.  " Mamma says she wouldn't set ber foot  Inside the door  for any  amount of  money.  Mr. Newed���Tbnt settles it. I'll close  the deal for lt ihe first thing iu the  mbrulng.  Arnb Muxtc.  Arab music has been described ns'the  singing of a prima donna who has rup-  , turcd lier voice in trying to slug a duet  witli herself. Each note starts from  somewhere between a sharp and a flat,  but does not stop evpii there and splits  up Into four or more portions, of which  no person can be expected to catch  ' more than oue nt a time.  Jas. McKee,  Lachlin McNeil,  John A.  McDonald,  C. B. Billing;,  John Mader,  Lewis Butler,     '  Linwood, Ont.  Mabou, C. B. ,  Arnprior, Ont.  Markhom, Ont.  Mahone Bay, N.S  Burin, Nfld.  These well known gentlemen all assert that they were cured bv M1N-  AltU'S LINIMENT.  From Tho Topic, Pctrolea, Ont.  Few men in Potroloa aro better  known than Mr. Thomas Findlay,  who has resided horo nearly forty  years. In 1862 Mr. Findlay como  here, and before tho railroad connected with Pctrolea he drove a ��lago  coach, bringing the early oil men.  When the railroad came hero Mr.  Findlay engaged hi tho oil business,  but later he suffered from a gun ac-  cidont, that disabled his hands permanently. After recovering from his  Mr. Findlay wns appointed constable  and night watchman for tho town,  which office he has held during thirty  yours past. Thisjaccident -was by no  means Mr. Findlay's worst misfortune. From early youth ho had been  a martyr to dyspepsia, which finally  became so bad that ho looked forward to death as a merciful release.  Happening to hear that Mr. Findlay  had found complete rolief from his  lifelong foe, a. Topic reporter waited  on 'him to find If this was true. Mr.  Findlay was only too glad to tell his  story, hoping its publication might  help some other Buffercr. " I am a  pretty old man now," said Mr.Find-  lay, " but I cannot remember the  time when I was not in pain from  pernicious dyspepsia and stomach  trouble until lately. As a. young man  on the farm I suffered all sorts of  pains with it; food would sour on my  stomach and violent vomiting spells  would follow. As I grew older my  sufferings,increased. I could not eat  anything but the simplest kind of  food, and littlo of that. My system  became badly run down and I grew  so weak that I really looked forward  to death ns a release fr&m my misery. Ono after unother I tried doctors and medicines, but could get no  relief: then in despair I concluded lo  quit all and await tho end. Meantime my condition became worse.  Violent cramps attacked my legs,  prostrating rae for a timo. They became worse and more frequent until  they one -day attacked my stomach,  and 1 thought my end had come.  Unable to move and in agony I was  driven home, as I thought to die,  but after un injection of morphine I  gradually recovered. From that timo  on tlio cramps increasing in frequency  and violence. Nothing gave me relief except the* temporary immunity  from pain afforded by morphine. I  became so weak from pure starvation  that death stared mo in the face.  Finally a friend said: 'Why don't you  try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills ? '  'What's tho use'?' I said, 'I've tried  everything and just got worse all the  time.' 'Well,'-' she said, 'you try a  box of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, they  cured me, and I believo tliey will do  you good.' Well, I purchased a box  aad started taking them. After a  little.I thought they helped me, so I  kept on taking them for a couple of  months when I felt I was really cured  after, so many ycar9 of suffering. My  strength camo back, my slomach recovered its power, and I was ablo to  eat anything I fancied, and once  more could enjoy life. This is nearly  two years ago, but I was cured to  stay cured. I have never - had a sick  day since or known tho slightest  stomach trouble. I am confident I  would be a dead man now if it were  not for Dr. Williams' Pink (Pills-  nothing else ever helped me."  The old nxlago "experience is the  best teacher," might well bo applied  in cases of dyspepsia, and if sufferers  would only bo guided by tho experience of thoso who have suffered but  aro now well and happy through tlio  uso of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills,  thero would be less distress throughout tho land. Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills can bo had at all dealers in  medicine, or by mail, post paid, at  50 cents a box or six boxes for $2.50  by addressing tho Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont. -  ONE MAN'S LUCK.  Steered   Into  a  Junior  Partnership  l>y a Gliunce Utiiit of Wind.  "Speaking of taking In partners,"  said a downtown uusiness man, "our  junior was, j ou might say, blown in on  us, and I saw him started In our direction, thougli 1 had no Idea of It at  the time.  "Going down town one summer morning on a Ninth avenue elevated train  I saw sitting opposite to me a young  man who caught my fancy, a substantial, earnest, straightforward looking  chap, whose looks I liked first rate. lie  was reading a paper, and presently lie  lore off from his paper an advertisement leaf that he didn't want and  throw It cut of a window or tried to.  for as a- matter of fact It didn't go out.  A gust of wiud with just the rigid  twist to It came along at just that moment nnd blew the paper back, to tall  on n vacant seat next to lilm.  "And as It fell something In It euugbt  his eye, and he picked up that part  which he had just beeu trying to throw  away and began earnestly to read it  and ended up by foldlug It carefully  and putting It In his pocket  "About four minutes nfter I'd got In  here that morning this same young  man walks in and applies for a place  that wo had been waltlug for somebody to fill. Our advertisement for a  man for It wus In that paper which I  had seen this youug man try to throw  away, and which a gust of wind, by  one chanco ln a million or more, had  blown back upon hlni and in such a  manner as to fix his attention.  "As a matter of fuel I hadn't liked  the young man's net of throwing the  paper out of an elevated car window.  A paper floating down and around us  that would do might frighten horses  and lead to no end of trouble and lots  of damage, but no oue man thinks  about everything, and he'd learn better  about this, I knew, nnd so as a matter  of fact I took this youug man ou the  spot on my flrst Impressions of hlni.  He far more than mado good and in  due course of time he came into his  Junior partnership, literally and truly  blown Into It.  "Sort a-' queer, eh?"  A CORDIAL RECEPTION.  Tho     Boole    Aecnt     Got    One    Thnt  IVaan't   Intended   For   Him.  There Is a farmer living just north  of livanston and a book agent somewhere In the cosmopolitan desert of  Chicago each of whom feels that he ls  a victim of a cruel circumstance.  Last week the fnrmer had a note  from a nephew to sny that the boy  would visit the farm on Thursday.  Uncle and nephew had not met for fifteen years, and tbe old man drove to  the station In his most uncomfortable  coat tbat he might welcome his sister's  child. But the young man failed to  arrive. After waiting till the last pas-  'senger bad disappeared tbo old .man  drove away, disappointed.  The hook agent entered Into the dramatis persome early the next morning.  Looking over the top rail of the barnyard gate, he called, "Hello, uncle!"  The book agent never got such a reception before in all his life. The farmer,flung the gate wide open, seized the  agent's hand and pressed a, whiskered  kiss on the Ironclad cheek.  "Say, this' must lie heaven," murmured the agent, following the farmer  Into the house and explaliiing-that everybody at home was as well as could  be expected. Not till the agent was  full of a boiled dinner and attempted  to sell a book did the fanner begin to  seo a dim light. Charged with Impersonating c the missing nephew. " the  agent explained that he greeted all  elderly strangers as "uncle;" that he  even had a few almost real ones in  South Clark street In Chicago.  When last seen by the farmer, the  agent was still running, and when the  real nephew does come he may find an  cloctrie current  lu  the  latchstrlng.  .   t , MUST HAVE HIT THEM.  'An editor in Columbus printed an  item that the man who was hugging  the hired girl had better stop or his  name would he published. Next day  25 citizens paid up .-their subscriptions and told tho editor not to pay  any attention to foolish stories going around  BABY'S HEALTH.  The    Mast   Precious    Thing    in tho  World to a Mother���How to  Caro for Little Ones.  No price would bo too great to  pay for tho preservation of the perfect, rosy, aturdy health of a baby.  No price would bo too great; but, as  a matter of fact, the price is very  small���simply precaution and iho  exercise of good judgment.  It Is not good judgment to give  tho tender little infant remedies  containing opiates, and the so-called  "soothing" medicines, always contain opiates; they do-not curo, they  only drug and stupefy tho littlo ones.  Baby's Own Tablets are guaranteed  to contain no opiates and no harmful drugs. It is the best nedicino for  little ones, because it i�� promptly effective and absolutely harmless. For  nervousness, sleeplessness, constipation, colic, stomach troubles, the irritation accompanying tho cutting of  teeth, and other infantile troubles.  Baby's Own Tablets is beyond question the best medicine in the world.  Tho Tablets are sweet and pleasant  to take, and dissolved in water can  be given with absolute safety to the  youngest infant. Mothers who have  used this medicino for thcir littlo  ones, speak of it in tho most enthusiastic terms���that is Ihe best proof  of its efficacy. Mrs. AlonzoFeltmato,  Whitehead, N.S., says : "In my opinion Baby's Own Tablets are unequalled for children. They take it  readily, and it regulates the bowels,  cures them of peevishness, and is a  great helper in teething. I would  not think of being without tho Tablets." Sold by druggists or sent  post paid on receipt of price, $5 cts.  a box, by addressing tho Dr. Williams Medicine Co.,  Brockville,  Ont.  When wo say that some preachers  practice what they pi each, it is  meant that they rehearse their sermons.  ���***>.k��;..x��:"H~k^  I lMUSi^6RTHEHbLiDAYSl|t  ���*��� **" ���%  ,% OurMr.IIatcherisnowinthQoftsfcseloctitiffastockof pianos and organs for holi- .J  **\  .��� days.  AmonffhissGlcction^iUbealarfcMuumlwrof tho latest btylu-4 of tlio *WIL- j  V LlAMS' PIANOS famed for their puro, full nnd lasting tone.  Our now stock will bo- *;*li  V- em to arrive about Doc 1st aud it nil!bo well for thoso interested to call early.  Out-' y ?  ���*��� of-tow-u customers will rccoivoour best attention and all enquiries ���*ill bo promptly ���>  ���I* answered.   \\ o send catalogue and price list onroquest.   Wo haudle several different ���������  ���*��. nukesof organs and will bo pleased to quote prices delirored anywhere.    Wo havo a  ,*��� number of good second hand organs and piano*, in good repair, some as good as new,  t at very low prices,   tour credit is good w ith u��, uo matter whore you live :   :   :   :   :  [  FORRESTER  Y. M.C. A. Blk, Portnsra Ato., Winnipeg.  & HATCHERI  Eldreduo "B" Sowing Machines. |  X ������'  ������������������������������k*-:^^  cbisUoht, -MM wanf fvm& .  idfwi J^rexjJwU WW -iouii/   _  ilBKER MB TEA SET  -AND-  48 PIECES SILVERWARE  Minard's Limmt Cures Garget in (Ms.  The flowers in tho garden may be  dead, but thero are stiH lols ol  blooming idiots.  There never was, und never will bo, a  universal panncoa, in ono icincdy, for all ilia  to which flesh i.= hair���tho very nature ol  many ctirativcd being such that were tlu  germs of other and differently seated dig-  eatca rooted in the system of the patient���  what would relievo one ill in turn wonld ag.  ftravato tho other. We hnve, however, Id  Quinine Wino, -when obtainable, in a sound,  unadulterated state, a remedy for many and  grievous ills. By its gradual and judicioui  use the frailest systems aro led into convalescence and _trongth by the influence which  Quinine exerts un nature's own restoratives.  It relieves the drooping spirits of thoso with  whom a chronic state of morbid despondency and lack of interest in life is a disease,  and, by tritnquilizlng the nerves, disposes to  eound and refreshing sieep���imparta vigor  to the action-of ,the blood, which, being  ���timulatcd. courses throughout the veins,  strengthening the healthy animal functions  of Uio system, thereby making activity a  necessary result, strengthening the frame,  und giving life to the digestive organs, ^vhicb  naturally demand increased substance���r��  suit, improved appetite, Northrop & Lyman  of Toronto have given to the publio thou  inporlor Quinine Wine at tho usual rale, and,  gauged by tho opinion of scientists, this  wine approaches neatest perfection of any in  the market,   All druggists sell It,  A tuo cliacw.     Ko deception, wc I  epcal. itothl-i^ but tlio truth    Ind 013 f  _  fleet a fui tlii decorated Dinner aud Tea  _ct UW ptecocl anil 12 Silver l'Jatcd knl.es, l'J rorl.s. 12 lui bpoou cJ.il 12 Ta'_l_  . Spoons, loridHnp onr remedies.  Our business reputation la f.r squiro and hoicst l_   - dealing, ana wo will pmelt. ���ETervho'icstpcwon.. ho sells on!. 8box>.j of our l,ev Uro r__ls nils (a  Eland remedy for all unpum and w,ul: conditions of tho blood. In1.l4_c5t.on, Stomach Trout.1'. Constipation  weakness and nervous disorder*���a ictiUg li .n'.l.o���a cnndtoMcan-HIfoIiulldcr) wiil rcccl^o our renfr  onaoffcr to earn thla nanilsoraelv docorat*! ICOplcconlnncr and Tea Sts and il pieces of 3llvenraTC wlt'i ���  beautiful Sliver Hated IHHtcr Knlfo, Sugar SUll, Pleklo Fork anUEaltandrcppcrfU.t.whlch'noi.ive  i��_oi_w��tr_*for___ii_.sU>o8boT.>3orrm!. y' ^  firm'* ?nni_ a -*(!����� tW<rUMl��T��ii1��o��n4Pniiibrnari.Kllllii!m��t5Sc��BU��l��x m-.essnrooctrcpilir  UUI1 I OOIIU a :UvDll EOcontslzcs) Thcyaroca^tobe.l WhrnFold scrd ustlo money,$300.anil wo guarantee  Ifyon comp1yw.ththQon*er,!ro send to everyono laVlns ad.nnraco of this advertisement, tlio IJ kntics. laiorLs, 12  TaMoSpoous,12TcaSpoonaandlWpleco dprnnitedniimerar.ltciSet will bo plven atisolJtclylrws. Me aioare'Iablo  concern aid piaranteo the'dlshofl anasllverviTe full site fo- fanlu- me. Wc dMlro to JLtroduco 01"- JIUs Into every ltouso.  hold��ndaro��4vcrtota��lnts��sTOj. Writo at onco.   NEW LIFE REMEDY CO., Bos 220, Toronto, Oat.  Samples of tuo hundreds of Testimonials wo are daily receiving.  tfEWIrrenorlivCO.i-^tanytluinlrjtoronrort'iolOTo'y 1    Krw un RrsiEDv Co, Dear Prlcnil ������* ncclvod ��>T  Dishes and Pjlverwaro I received, tliov aro very h indMunc, I dlslusto day, I a'n iboto tbiudell(;lii(.d witnthim, I cannd  Hie��yontoaceuutmytlianks,lHlUdoalllcau:olntroduca I cxprc.sbylittcrmynianytliau'.stoyoufortli.m. Youait  yourl'lllq. '  ' *   ' -. ���__     _.       _.    I hlclil7cs'i'cintill��ymofiranlin,ie��t,rtllaljlo*ompaiiytl��  M��S.BKnczGfill(T,Canterbu_ySt..Torl:Co.,X.B.  | wlU(lo&alliiyasri.c.   lilts.ccbaldBud.Lynedoch.Onft  Wi ire pit mfj aw ny re-tey Premiums thin ever befcre for celllttf  on- 1'ilU ���A ijiilj s or Gems NkI.'1 Ma.cli, s c.n winder ana  s-ttcr, n Solid (.old K1K1-, set .will real I t-ulb and carrels, ui  phi I. osc, Vintin and How, Autoliirp. tci..ki)cd Accordcon;  Ijidj'jcr Ctms tcn\eir i',ld f.llLtl Mitch Curd,  Lad) s llress Goods aid Shirtwaists,  (loots and Show.  Air tsii'.s, &c     Sir nh scndusjouri line and oddites and i\e�� will send  -rou our lai/u iltutt-lt-d c-.-a'oiiuc .md nine hoses of tho I AM0U5 OLD ENGLISH  KCJIEDV, DR. PRICE'S SARSAPAR1LLA BLOOD PILLS, Fostna.d.  Sell  (lien, at 30 cents per bos and s��-..d u�� our money a .ducedlsu d }ouauy om>o_t_,cabo,��  l'toum..^*} outlet. ,  Ojr Fills are the be re nct'j 111 t'le world for impure blood.Iiver andkidnej diseases*  rheumatic.... sioiraelt disotuin. and ail fiuia.b Irani.!..,  You tile no nsl. i<, \ ou miy rp'urn I'.IK If uinl.'e to sell them     Rcmembor we are ono  of tlle li.^eit nedicil fin 1, tn Ca .1^1, and jou ci 1 n.l> im ou- l'runijn s belnr exactly a*  -   -     -      '  *  -��� 1. utrA I'.Liu.uiti.   Mf.nt.on ilm Tiar.er.  When a man has a birthday he  takes n day oft. With a -woman it is  often a case of taking a couple of  years oft.  Wero it not for tho fools in the  world, the wiso guys would have to  turn their hands to honest labor.  Lots of follows are not satisfied  even when they get thero with both  feet. They kick because they are not  centipedes.  _The man_who_o_wns_J��itt^ne_shirt  is, necessarily, short of change.  Your  shiunc.  neighbor's bo.by is a crying  Miiiard's Liniment Cubs Diphtheria.  Woman Is less suspicious of flattery  than any other animal.  Eve invented temptation,  but  have monopolized it ever since.  So rapidly dors lung irritation spread nnd  dociwn, tlint ofton in a fov, wools n simpls  cough cu.mlnntcs dn tuburculiir conuump.  tlon. Give heed to a ciuuli. there is nliuiys  diniBor In do ay, ��"t a ho tlo of Dickie's  Anli-C'onmuu|iiive Syrup nud curo yourself.  It Is a midicino unniirpussed for nil throat  and lung troubles, lt in compounded from  K'verul herbs, inch one of which Btunds at  the hciid of thu list as cicrting 11 wonderful  lsflucnco in cuiiug consumption nnd all  lung disea.es, .  The seedy looking man is probably  rcudv to admit that all flesh is grass.  People who only believe half of  what they hear generally believe tho  ���worst half.  SOZ0D0NTfortheTEETH25c  Life's pleasures aro not so  numer-  . ous that you can afford to 'snub one.  Beware of Ointments for Catarrh  Thab Contain Mercury,  as morcury Mill surely destroy tho sodso of small  nnd coinplotely dorango tho wltolo s_ stem when  entering it thraiiRh tho mucous surfacos. Such  articles should no. or be used oxceptonprescrip-  tion:_ frftm leputiibio physiciaui, as the damage  thoy .till do Is tenfold to tho good you caupos-  iblydorhofroin them, Hall's Catarrh Curo,  manufactured ky F, J, Chouoy & Co.,Toledo, O,  coutains no morcury, and ls tnlcon internally,  noting directly upou tho blood and mucous Bar-  fncosof thosjstca. Ia bu) ing Hall's Catarrh  Curo bo sure you cot the conuino. It is taken  intornally. and mado ia Toledo, Ohio, by F.J.  Chonoy&Co.  Testimonials froo.  Bold byDropaists, prico 15c. porbottlo,  Hall's Family Pills aro tho best.  Did you ovcr notice that It'is tho  girl with tho pretty foot that has  most trouble keeping her shoo laces  tied?  Admiration  is'the daughter  norance.���Franklin.  In   gieat   attempts   it is   glorious  even to fail.���Lenglnus.  Tho ono prudence of life ls concentration ���Emerson.  The golden ngo is before us, not behind us.���St. Simon. .  Levity in behaviour -is tho bano of  all %at is good and virtuous.���Sen-  oca. ,.'"''     , f   x i;', :'..;.;'�����  The Beit Mod.  Kor the origin of "the bost man at a  wedding" we must go back many centuries, to days when it was tlio unliable practice of the budding bridegroom  to dispense' with the consent either of  tho lady or her father. He simply  waited for a suitable opportunity to  capture her nnd make a bolt with his  bride. In this enterprise he found It  helpful to havo the services of a friend  who would assist him In the capture  ami keep the pursuers at bay until he  had got a sufllclently long start This  friend was the prototype of the "best  man" of our own unromnntlc day,  whon his dutles=are-llmitod-to-scolng  that the bridegroom doesn't leave tho  ring behind him or leave the church  without taking tils hat with him. How  time* *��� chaugel  The man who doess't fail isn't always a success by a long shot.  We win to try ag-ain and lose ; we  lose to try again for the same thing.  Thrs difference between men and women iiho lie is that tho women don't  mean to, the men do.  A slide down hill seems ten times  as swift and fast when you are on it  as when tho other fellow is.  When women are going to have a  club meeting to debate an important  question their first preparation for it  concerns the lunch and floral decorations. ��  The. one-night'stand actors realize  that life is but a fleeting show.        >  ���The^boauty_seon_ is_ parti y_in.^hiin  who sees it.-���Ilovee  it-procitcd.   Si id journal, c-toncia id s-iurt an txtra I'tuu.mn.   M__,tton tins paper.  PRICE IW. CO. ^.TORONTO, ONT.  Our handsomety illus-.  trated 100 page Catalogue  will be sent you on application.  , This will place the largest  and choicest jewelry stock  in Canada at your disposal.  We are doing business on  the closest possible margin  of profit, guarantee safe  delivery of goods and cheerfully refund money if you  are not thoroughly satisfied.  Ryrie Bros.,  POOE PUSSIES !  A hundred tons of cat's tails were  recently sold in one lot in New York  for ornamenting ladles' wearing apparel. This means that no fower  than 1,792,000 pussies had been killed to supply this ono consignment,  and yet they say that every cat has  ine lives.  illoway & Champion  BANKERS AND BROKERS  WINNIPEG.  Writo to ns for prices of SC3UP, ,  Get our List of Lands.  Stocks and Bonds Bought and  Sold.  Wo can fnrni/jh the esnet amount of  Scrip for any payment on Dominion  Lands,   Do not pay cash.  _A.G_B3_TTS WANTED  WANTED, Agent, for tho salo of Haidy Russian  apples, currants, goosoberrios, ornamental treed  and send Potatoes. Every lalesman has exolu ���  sivo territory. Samplo outfit, froo. Good pay.  Wo aro ono of tho oldost established firms in  Canada. Appplynow. PELHAM NURSERY CO.  Toronto, Ont.  N. B.Ci^aloguo freo.  Farmers can makogood  money during thoir slack season.       P. N Co.  Love's young 'dream soon develops '  into a nightmare when   tho    young  wife cannot cook.  Cheosio D__RA_\-oEuran-fl o�� the Stomach,  Liveb and Blood are specdhy removed by  tho active principle of tho ingredients entering into tho composition of Parmolee's Vegetable FiIIb. These pills act specifically on  the deranacd organs, stimulating 10 action .  tho dormant energies of tho system, thereby removing dise..6e and renewing hfo and  vitality to the afflicted. In this lies the meat  secret of tho popularity of Farmolee'u Vega-  table pills.  If a man is a chronic grumbler it  always makes him happy to iind a  button oft his coat when his wife is  buby.  Good coimsels  observed are chains  ���f Grace.���Fuller.  HE HAS TttlfiD IT.���Mr. John And-  eraon. Klnloss, writes: "I venture to say  few, if any, havo received greater bonaflt  from tho uso of ,-Dr.il'homsskEolectrlo.Oll  than I have., I have.used it regularly for  over ten year?, and have recommended It  to all sufferers I' knew of, and they also  fonnd lt of great virtue tn cases of eevor*  bronchitis and incipient consumption."  There is no law to prevent a woman kitting a pug dog���'but just tho  samo it's a mean advantage to take  of the dog.  Miiiard's Liniment Cures Col, Etc.   A man has a right to express    his  opinion-of'tlifi-weatherr but-*whafs-  the uso.  J- THE INDEPENDENT.  aAmtmrxAT January 11, H9e  inventory Shoe Sale  We are going to take inventory on January 13th, and  ���we have too many shoes and for the next ton days we will  clear out all broken lines at one-third to one-half below  thoir value.  Don't miss this opportunity.  ,420-422 Westminster Ave  salmamm.  We Would Be Pleased  To have you call and examine our stock of Holiday  Toys, Books, Christmas Cards and Calendars. The stock  is very complete and prices away down.  Century Sci^Iij Company,  Near City Grocery  442 Westminster Avenue  Knowdell & Hodgson  512 Granville St., Vancouver.  Dealers in  Stoves, Ranges. Tinware.  (Iranitewarc, (Iiillcry and  General ilonscfui'iiitihiiigs  Prices right. Call ami see for yourselves.  MAIL ORDERS receive prompt attention.  HAWTHORKTllWAITE  AND SMITH DISAGREE  ;>L  is a  mi.  ��� }. -line Nanaimo tabor party met last  6'atiirday nig-ht, G. ia,'Cross .presiding.  .'.' Mr. XH. Hawfchornthi'vaite, ,M. P." P.,  sit once proceeded to explain his posi-  .Bion reffardkig: the .propriety of member!"  of: the. Laibor  party7also ..being  anembers ot" the Liberal party, and con-  ���j tended.,that the two -parties were com-  7 ipletely separate rand distinct.   lii fact,  Hub was of the: opinion that when 'the  '/party .was organized a year ago a'n.o-  Itan  organizing;.; "on; .these -\ 'line's had  ���t��eeh. passed.    ;;77::     X-^ii'i-"      -.li-ll.l  y���'. Secretary, John :.McLean said.tf ainj.  ... ���tt'ere present; M-ho liud liiot signed 'the  roll.it might toe :'thro.iv.ii.:apeh"'for .Hiem  ... to sign It, that any ..person who object-  ..' ed  to -signing-7the  roll'could.not be  .:considered, as   being  actuated 'by the  ; ���. -best' feelings, toivards ;the ipainy but as  iy no vote on. any crucial-point .was taken  7: .Hie;questioni-vvas .'not: declded.i.'. , i:y'y  7yi- lte.i'Hawthornthw^te,'a^ed tliat his  .;:-jiosition as announced: in tihe .press ba.  /.endoraed:ibythfe:ipaiity.:-;V ^���,.:'" .7 ".':'..  7 Tlhis at'once ipreclpitated a discussion  '   pa yiha��j'-vraa'[_involved ..in Mr.;.Haiw:  * ;-<.Uom'tili,waite's i-positiori,:- many;:iuem-  * *_b<OT, lnclidirig-.Messrs.'' Bloxam, Rogers,  7,7 Challonter^ iShenton,'/McLean;'J.;M,';Daf  '.:'-7'vfe^aad;o^^,:'Cl^roln|ir.ttia.t tijendoras'  ���7v:''^-::HiaiviUi6I-_iUitt*ai'te.'.\i'as to condemn  ���[-, :;*'K_a'6se,. members, who'sutended the, Lib-  7/ eral meeting,and .vptedjin 'the choice of  delegates,:'and this: tlhey ^eould not do.  ;���: ���'May HaAythorn tliivaite 'ithen made a long  .-������"������ explanation of- ihis 'position, claiming  ;:'.; that'provincial politics/'were in a very  *./.?3jad,state;   'Bodwell,' on.fclie one hand,*  ; .JTepresented.the/Gr'ea.t*.Northern, while  ���/:'. /Martin, on the cuther, represented '..the  / C. P. R./ He.didn't;.want to say any-'  /',*thing against: any. man's private'.'char'-'  ./.actor,, but. in this respect Bodnvell was  /.*'/certainly ��o 'better than .Martin, aiid he  ���S /would' neiver. suppbrt either of them.  ���'���:"'mho, question the. Vancouver, conven-  :' '., -dion -woul"d"~d^id^\?iiJs^-iiI51i^C"tii5SI:  ...imen was to be leader, and he could not  / /understand.why     Laibor party./men  // should take part . in it at all.... They  "':���/'-Would;;have a convention of 'their, own  ���/.'.''. .coon; ������ let,them send delegates to that.  ; lilr'. 'Bodwell's .platform favored ' land  ,    grants. ;a.nd bonuses  torailroads,  ex-  '���' <ceptlng_ibra.nches such as UieNanrilmo-  ���Albernt road,  and  the spealker could  : never support /such; a. .ipollcy.- He fa-  '���������-���'   ivored .govennine'ii't , -ownership of  the  * coal mines .in British Columbia, where  ���  cvxiry mine but one -was conducted in  si disgraceEuI   imamner.    Corporatlo.ia,  tultlhougli5 they  .quarrelled    sometimes,  '���/ mever fought .to a finish.   They didn't  '.' .'jvfiod to go past their own. locality to  ��ee ithat.  The C/P. R. had settled with  ''���'/,   i��uinsinuiiv and Ibefort-' long the Great  7 .jjorthern and the C. .P. .R. would como  ./    to terms and 'he 'believed  the Labor  ���jporty   should  not, support either of  ;,';:...;. these..        /./ ' .y- ���".'..'���'���'"���:������ '  Xiy: ./Mr. -Sheraton ipointed out the/ ques-  *::; tlon of ^endorsing: the idea of a pmre-  .7' /Jy Independent Lalbor party was a vary  t/7��erlaus one: that -required much con-.  ';��� '";7elcieration:7 Could /they,���as a : Labor  77*/ party; inainitain; a - man. permanontty. in  ,///7*iite./jK^tian:af7;'immbet;;-, and  tt.-.not  vi-ould lt be 'Wisei to .vislc defeat by becoming too exclush*e.* He urged that  the decision of tills'matter be delayed  Mil a la'ter meeting. .���.���*'���''���'���..  Xt'was moved by Mr. Swamson, seconded by Mr. -Win. Martin, that' Mr.  Hawt'tiorntihwaiite's position :"lje':'-.ei_-  doraed,- ������' ���'���'.' '  '  --y i'xyy'r  'Mr. llalph Smith, M. P., said thait he  regretted that he had to' disapprove  entirely of Mr. Hawthomthwalttfs po-  slit-oh, but;he.hoped that this first pub-  ;llc difference, would ; end as. amlcabli*.  as '/their, anamy. /private' "disagreements  ;on-ttnatters of policy, already had.' He  thought, in.itrtie Iflrst .place, that. If Mr.  Hawthornthwaite had .felt /that', mem-  r.bera .of .'the Labor, .party:  had; done  lyrong/he should.'have' laiditihe matter  ib^Ore    the*.party /before /airing   his  ���grievances; in /the, columns of; an. opposition '.'ijiaiper. ; 'He also objedted /to  Mr./Hawthornthwaite  .atbeiiiptlng'���;'.to  dictate the /constitution of' .the party.  The'/Lalb'or./party:*of :Nanaimo,/as/at  present foiiiiiedi/ihad; no constitution/or  ���byi-iaw-a. and fot-7 any;/memibei's; of.: the  iparty'ito.piiibllclydeciare/that certain  .principles:and'no others; were endorsed  iby1 it ivas certainly endeavoring to dic-  tite/its/1 policy.   ..He.: also,vobjoctid  strongly ;  to. Mr.' ; HawUhornbhwailte's  criticism of Dr. .MaKechnle .for/attend-,  ing /the Liberal /.meeting.    When /the  doctor associated himself with the La-  toqr party.-ithey/w-ere/all1 glad*of;"his  presence wn<d help, and '.bo one, had any  idea, tin alt foe "was In any: way compromising. Ms" 'Hberallsra.    It iwas  quite  possible that a labor.party on the narrow, limes indicated [toy Mr. Hawthorn-  thwialte .vei-y/'likely woidd ^' be: adyls-  alble, ���biit'oio:suoh position   had"e\*er  Ibeen . adopted aayetby'tHie, Nanalmo  pa-rty.   He was opposed; also ��� to .class  legislation.iwhlah'Mr. Haw-thbrnthw-aite  supported. /Sometimes.'clasB legislation  was necessaiT, Zbut'lt-'Was far better  to diaye it .'enacted'.' In .the/ provincial  legislatures  than:,Tin . /the/ dominion,  where every menilber. should be by all  means entirely above   ilocal or  class  ipwjudlt^^ah.d^coruslde^o^  good  "Staind or Fall Together."  THio New Toilk Herald says that a  poem iby Mr. Alfred Austin,.poet laureate of England, entitled Together, and  dedicated "with warmest sympathy to  the American people," will .be published iln the January number ot The In-  doi>endent.   Following are the verses:  Who say we cherish far-off feud,  Still nurse the ancient grudges?  Show me the title of tills brood  Of self-appointed judges;  Their name,  their rube, 'their nation,  clan,  And we will teach them 'Whether  We do not, as none others can,  Feel, thlnlk and work 'toBether!  Both spoke  the   tongue  that  Jlilton  spoke,  Shakespeare  and .Chatham wielded,  And;Washington and all his folk  ������ Whon tlhelr just claim was yielded.  In it both llsip, ibotih leiun, both pray,  ��Inge death, and thus the tether  Grows  tighter,   tenderer,  every day,  That iblmls t'he 'two together.  Our ways are one, and one our aims,  Aind one will 'be our story,  Who iflght for freedom, 'not for fame,  From duty,  not for filory;  Both stook of the old home, .where .blow  , iSliamrock, 'and rose, and heather,  And every year link arms and go  .Through Its loved lhaurets together.  .Should envious aliens plan and plot  'Gainst one, and now the other,  They  swift   would   learn  how   strong  t'he 'knot  Binds .brother unto .brother,  iiow quickly they would change their  tadk  And show the recreant feather,  'Should Star-and-Stiipe and Union Jack  But float mast high  together.  mean?" asked the medium, astonished. "He Was my wife's flrst husband.!"  No Saibee.  Sam Lee, Chinese market gardener,  wias Tiailed ibefore two Christelmrch,  N. Z.j J. P.'s, the other day, charged  with driving over a crossing at other  tham a walking .pace. Wihfen 'the case  wus called on ��am Lee iwent up to tihe  bench, handed up his summons, in  which wero folded two one pound  notes, and made, for the door. A constable iban^ed ihis way, to this uston-  lshmeiiit of tlie saffron offender, who  considered 'that one .pound each' to the  presiding mandarins wns quite a sufll-  tient amount of ipalm oil to ensure Ihis  immunity from punishment. "No sab-  bee," he said mournfully. "You have  been driving your horse too quick; you  sabbee?" "No snbbee." came the helpless answer. The arresting constable  gave evidence, .but Sam still failed to  sabee. ".Have you anything* 'to say?"  "No sabee." "Well, you will Ibe fined  ���10s. and costs, 7s. Do you sabbee that'.'"  iSi-iiii again, attempted to .bolt, but was  brought back, and 23s. change from his  ��2 handed back to Mm. (He looked  dazed. A court of justice returning  money! What could It mean? Then  a ray of light flashed ibcioss him. It  was a 'trap! Sam got to the door and  opened it. Then ihe turned, hurled the  money back into the. court, and m��de  trades for ihome. Like Mark Twuin's  rabbit, "long after he was out of sight  you could .hear him whizz."���Liberal,  Otago, N.'Z.  Now1 let us giive one (hearty grip,  As/by true men te given,/     -;   /    .*,  And vow: fraternal fellowship .,  ;���;.' ..  / That meiv'er .shall ibe riven;. ,���  And with our .peaceful flags unfurled,  .; Be .fair or foul the; weather,   /  Should need arise, face all the world,  And .stand or fall together.. '*���; /" ./  | YOU'LL NEED MEAT |  Before long now.  ~  0     The best heaters made x  ���the cheapest to buy and the most eco- ���"  nomical to use are the j  ?>   AIR-TIGHTS AND  BASE   BURNERS.  i  made by the McClary Mfg. Co.  , 126 Hastings St.  SOLE AGENT  �������������������������������������������������^��?  Jokelets.  'So you are seeking a divorce, are  you? ' Dat's what, suh.' 'How long  have you heen married?'" .'Ever since  freedom .broke out; .suih; but I .wants  freedom ter breaki'oitt ag'ln!'  lady Vilsltor (In prison)���It'd a wonder you never thought of looking higher than being a s.ife-roHjbel*. Convict  No. fi,172���Well, yod iw*, lady, dcre ain't  miuch in second-story work.  A coni'blnatlon needed.���Mr. Botts���  I thinlk, my deiar, I Uiave at last found  the key to success. Mi's. Botts���Well,  just as .'like as .not you'll not.he able  to Ulna .the:keyjhole.  ���Bllklns���I cam tell you something that  Willi tidkle you to death. Smilkins���  Why, what Is that? Bllklns���Swallow  a feather.  She���It's no use.bobliei-Inig me, Jack,  I shall rnairy whom. I please. He���  That's all I'm asking you to do my  dear. You will please mc- well enough.  Sohool Board Inspector���Wiho is that  sits Idly toy doing nothing, while everybody else lis woilklng. Bobby���The  teacher.  AMDN LABOR ACT.   ';���:::.  No more flagrant violation of a law  ever took place In Canada'than the recent ivlolatlon of ;the. Alien Labor act  at iBossland by the manageinent of.the  Le:Roi mine.    Yet none of the men  fbrought In. to the country contrary to  the pi-ovisions of the act .nor any of  the nion. wiho dnduced 'them to violate  the' .provisions\.'of the act ihave.'been  punished.  This would Indicate that the  ���Laurier government Is afraid to enforce  the provisions of a law placed In the  statutes by 'themselves.   The Tribune  Is of opinion that, the law Is a, "sop"  thrown to Uie labor men who .".boost"  ���for the Liberal party.   It .has not.been  enforced aind never .will ibe enforced,  except 'possibly   on   occasion,;   wineh  some /poor Indiiitdual is .made an example of merely as a.blind. * What .is  true of''.'fiHie'.. "enforcement of the act lh  Canada is 'also'.trueof. tiheenforcement  of .a similar law ,In .the United States.  Deportation Agent Buibar.ry at. Buffalo  Is reported as! almost /daily, sending;  Canadians   back '.'-.from! "vBuffalo/a-id  pointj) near that .place for violating the  ���All^n Lalbor,jaw*! o�� the. .United.istateb.  ���yetrDubaiTy h^/not/deported Ta dozen  iiien%an.i,-women during.all the: time he  iliaslbren in/offlce/,;In order, to-:hold  his'job,; he intakes a showilti'g .by tiiump-  .lhg/iup Cases "ivgalnst, Individuals who  never -existed/except' .In ihis reports.;'So  with '''.the'''laS^inVCtoi^da;./;',Pew::��-etual  deportations .taikepla'ce, and nbrieiknbx,  this better, tliain /: tlie//meri//wiho;,;" are  drawing salaries ns /tlhe.officials of. ;the  Labor .But-eau /'at Ottawa.*-, The/law  should 'toe.repealed. /Labor;  can  get  ��� along without legislation that is ��� far-  clcaL^Nelson' Titlbune. ���'. /.//./''.,'_'{l i-yy  MfcLennan,  McFeely if* Co.  WIHOLDSALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS  IN  Hjrii^ tiardware-  MAIL OR_DBRS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  jSale of Overcoats and Suits  This is the month wihen was sort tip ;our OVERCOATS and  SUITS aind bring forward up on a separate taible lall the BROKEN  LINES AND ODD 'SIZES.      These gwd3 ore all new itihls faeayon.  BEAV.ER OVERCOATS., in blues, .blacks and ��� browns, double  and single breasted; short, medium and long. The original prices  were JS.30 to 51S.-50; they aie now from $6.50 to $l_..-30.    '  Suits  Broken lines and sizes dn CANADIAN and SCOTCH TWEEDS:  also .finest lines of WORSTEDS. The prices that were ��S.oO to $31.50  are now W.IVO. to IS1S.S0.  JOHNSTON, KERFOOT if* CO.  104 and 106 Cordova Street.  Trunk Store 127 Hastings St., Ohh. Wm. Ralph's.  tvHWBfl,flitrt>'tiWB'Hiiijr"  WHOLESALE GROCERS,  Cordova and Water Streets,   -   Vancouver, B. C.  OSf" Headquarters for Domestic and imported Ctyare and Smoking Sundries.  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets are guar-  anued to restore falling appetite.and  oorretf. atiyklnd of stomach trouble  60 c. box. - McDowell, Atkins, Watson  Co. ,)  When you want to hire a first-class  horse and buggy, go to the Palace  livery stables.  Telephone 125.  Removal  We are ready, for business in our New  Store, 409 Hastings Street next door  to Obena to-day, Saturday, January 11,  1002, with a iplemlid stock.of Crockery,  Glassware,' Tinware, Graniteware,  Stoves and a full line of House Furnishings.  R. G. BUCHANAN & CO.  CIlOCKERY A^H Ilt.l'IK KUI1MM(IN0��,  Eoraoveil from  \Vc��ti.ilii��ter Avenue to  ���1011  llnwilni;. ��lri"t  ��AVOY  THEATRE  McDoneu. & ��� SisirsoN...... '.Proprietors.  ALF. _.. Jamus ...........Stngo'Manager.  Week Commencing  Monday, Next  r  Artistic and Refined Vaudeville.  f  EVERY ACT A FEATURE.  ���������-��<�����_�������������<������������� �������������  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J. J: Sparrow, Palace Hvery  stables.  mon good of all. Mr. Haw'thorn-  thwialte's objection to the Liberal party  was that it didn't believe in class legis-  latlor, his (Mr. Smith's) objection was  that It did ibelleve In and enacted class  legislation, nnd dn so far as ithe Liberal  party rose above class prejudices he  was In favor of It. He could ngree  with the local member's advocacy oC  .public control of franchises, but he  thought class legislation was a bad  .pninclple to endorse aind he objected  A-ory much to HHie nianiier ln whioh Mr.  HaivllIioriiUiwiilteih'ad talcen his grievance to the public press before bringing it to the party, besides other things  he had mentioned. Mr. Smith declared  .that the Labor party was .not. committed to llodwell, nor was he.  Th��3 meeting Mien adjourned till Saturday, Jan. ISth, to discuss the whole  question before a full meeting- ot tlhe  ipiarty. _  Convalescents need Eisen Port���"tho  builder up of the weak"���SOc bottle.  Gold Seal Liquor Co., 746 Pender street.  Get your lite insured  Williamson.  by   Horace  Yarns.  The English papers are full of apocryphal Incidents, alleged to ihave taken  place in Canada during the recent  royal visit. It Is related, for instance,  that a proud and touohy resident in  the neighborhood of Perth declined to  go to Ottawa to see 'the Duchess because, although lie wont to see the  Pul nee of Wales In 1SC0, the royal family Uiad .never returned_hls"call"Ens-s"  ceremonious was the western aldor-  man who, grasping the Duke's hand  with firmness ttiul efCuslon, exclaimed:  "I met you old .man .here forty years  ago."  A Tale of Woe.  1 'At a seance the other day, when the  lights ihad been turned low, the medium  wis describing a tall, dark-eyed, hand  some spirit, with long moustache, and  J-.alr .parted .carefully:down the centra,  that was hovering round a middle aged  but: elderly  looking  man,  who  burst  suddenly   .Into    tears.    Heart-rending  sobs shook hLs thin frame.    "George,  George," Qio cried, "why, oli, why, d 1.1  you leave nie to the misery of these  past years?"    "Then you knew lilm?"  usked the medium.: "Knew him?" mur-  mured the,down-hearted tnan.V. "I J>aw  him daily for months and months.   0,  George," he continued, "why did you  die?"   "'My good man,"   pleaded the  medium,  "you muat, pull yourself : together.   Though Ms loss to you must  have ibeen .a great one, ywu may yet  meet another friend mho will till his  place."   "No, no!" be orled. ��� "His plaice  la filled."   "Failed!   Why, wthat do you  - Drink Bed Cross Beer,.the beer that's  pure, 75c pints, $1.50 doz. quarts. Gold  Seal Liquor Co., 746 Pender street'.  Try a bottle of Eisen Port, the sunshine of California, 50c bottle, at Gold  Seal Liquor Co., 748 Pender street.  Wishing the  Citizens oi Vancouver,  a Prosperous  New Year_^>   ���  C.  Ellis,  corner Gambia and     Cor-   ���  dova streets, is tho place you can get  your hair cut in nn artistic manner.  For stomach trouble of any kind take  Flint's Dyspepsia Tablets. ��� They cure  or'you get your money baok. Sue box.  McDowell,' Atkins, Watson Co.  9  <i  o  <>  '<>  ..    il  <l  *l  ���we ng.iin want it known that . i  we are still doing business nt the * i  old stund and invito you to make i t  us n cull. ^y'  Get prices, note quality and bo A  happy for 1902. $  FORD'S  T    Tel. S28.   25 MnsHr.gs St. C  O<��-��-��<��-0-��<��"��<�� ���������������������  . MAKEa i 8PHCI.M.TY OF  Dewor's special lldueur, oiso., >  "'"iw'WLieurisK'p"  o  o  -LARGE STOCK OF���  IMPORTED AND IiOMESTIO  R. B. Mulligan & Co., Props,  Cobneb Cordova and CAEitALL.   -    ',  :   GEO. HAY   : j:  Vancouver's   Ploucer    Clotlics'   ifo ���  ��� Renovator,' makes u suit noiv.      ��� '  X Dyeing and Repairing.?.  21C CAMBIE ST., VAI.COUVEH. A  'Horace WHliuiuison will gWe you tho  best rates and the best Insurance policy  thait can be had) in the city or .anywhere else. , UnJon men, when you deal  with Ilorncc you nre dealing--with an  old-ltiuie" unionist.  Blue Ribbon Tea Is packed in Vancouver by white :non���nro you drinking it ? I  Tho Mint  Is    the   new    saloon   at 'tho   corner  ot Carrall and Hastings streets.   Case  goods lire tho best, and the prices 0. K.  Seattle Rainier beer, 5 cents.  PARIS GREEN. HBI_I_BBORB  AND WHALE OIL SOAP for tbe ex-  tennlnatton of the GUT WORM and  other lneeote���for sole toy the McDowell, Atklna, Watson Oompaar, Tbe  Drucfftst*, Vaocourw.  JHf.eJ8iy.c_  and-   your    shirts, ' collars  icufUs our special attention.  They are, carefully handled and  and Ironed with the latest improved machinery.  The nedlobands are Ironed .with'  roller mudmues, which absolutely iprcivents,any stretching.  We will glive your linen any  dlnisih you may dcsli-e���th'e high  gloss ��� medium gloss or dull  _lnlsh.  We will always bo ipromipt-ln  calling for nnd returning your  iparoel.  Steam Laundry  Phonk 346. 010 - 914 Richaros St  Dowktown Office, Ko. 4 Aucadb.  WMITt  LABOR  ONLY.  BBESSZSS  Pacific Bottling  Imiiorterft and Bottler*  GOBE AVE.   'PHONE 783.  ' SOLE AGENTS.      ,  For the next SO days you can got a suit afc���*,  your own price at  THE.  ACME  To introduce our new ���jutem ol Ulloilte fc��-  lore our. Tall 8tookanlT��i.:  2i.G��ecgl* St.  ULiUoHtai, ftter-


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