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 s ���������  -"'��������� -A���������-"'. -'''"'''  VOL 2.      NO. 48.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1899.  FIVE CENTS.  hi  :',U  THE CMflDiflN GROUP.  Another Promising Property and Ad  jacent to the iYanhoe.  As time rolls on, more and more is  coming to the surface to prove that  the Slocan is a district of unrivalled  wealth.   Three years ago the mines of  ��������� which   there   was   anything   definite  known, could be counted on the fingers  of one hand, and now they are up into  aeYeral scores.   And yet the district is  only in  the initial stages of its development.    Day after day hundreds of  the   best ledges in   the   country   are  walked over by many, of which there  is to the present nothing known.   The  Canadian group,  situated on the summit of the mountain between Silverton  and Sandon, is one of  the last properties to come into notice.   Last summer a couple of ears of ore taken from  development work   were sent   to the  , smelter and gave most gratifying returns, running about 120 oz, silver and  58 per cent. lead.   The property  has  recently been stocked by the Ontario  & Slocan Mines Development Co., and  may now be said to be on the list as  one of the more important properties  of ,the Slocan.   The claims  were   discovered in the summer of 1892, so that  all the work done on ' th3 propetty to  the present has been at a disadvantage  ���������with a bad trail and a long distance  from supply points.   With   a proper  trail made, as the lay of the country  offers,   the   distance   mav   be   much  'shortened, if indeed not brought within 'three , miles of  Sandon,-    As the  claims   are more or less   interlacing  those oi  'the Adams group, lying  just  to the west, tunnelling will have to be  in  a measure the joint  work of   the  companies owning both, if the work is  to  be done " most advantageously  for  both properties.   All told   the group  embraces some  five .claims, including  fractions, and covers about 150 acres.  So far'some four'distinct leads have  been-found on the property, varying  '���������in width from live tb'twenty feet, and  ������ea,ch carrying paystccaks ol most satisfactory width carryin'gconcentrating.!  ore and in sections pure galena. The  ore bodies as far as encountered have  been met with at varying depths, but  all of them at no great distance from  the surface vertically. There are on  the premises bunk house and other accommodations for some 20 or more  men, and as the new company is a  strong one, no doubt much work will  be done the coming summer.  ly to profit by and enforce.   The employers, however, are by  no means so  enamored of the   idea, because   they  know that   while   they would be required to carry out  to the letter any  engagements or pledges lo which they  might be committed, directly or indirectly, they could not depend on  any  similar guarantees from the workaien,  who not infrequently throw overboard  their own accredited agents and representatives^ they did no later than last  year, on  the occasion of the miners'  strike in South  Wales.   All sensible  employers would do inuch  to- secure  and maintain industrial peace���������would  pocket   affronts,    conciliate   boorish  agents who magnify their office without making it honorable,   and make  such reasonable concessions  as might  be acceptable.   But still the difficulty  ia always present that tlie men are apt  to be influenced by paid agitators, or  coerced by a handful of their own side,  into the adoption of a course of action  at distinct variance with the attitude  ncidful to tlie friendly and effectual  working   of  such a tribunal as   Mr.  Ritchie proposes.   There is, moreover,  the further difficulty���������and with most  men of both sides it would be likely to  be fundamental���������that the Council.after  all, could only contain at the most one  or two men,who were capable of understanding and appreciating the true  facts of the situation to be adjudicated  on.   The cotton men wou'd not care to  liave important issues  in their trade  decided by iron men, nor the iron men  by  cotton men,   nor mining men  by  either cotton or iron.   So long as theic  issues are settled locally, they are presumably  settled   by men   who  know  something about them, but a  general  council���������that as Kipling says, is quite  another story.     The outlook for  Mi.  Ritehie's scheme is  therefore not of  the brightest. ..The main recommendation is that it'has the approval of the  men, who, indeed, asked  Mr. Ritchie  specifically to bring them and the employers together for the purpose of discussing  the whole question.   Some of  the leading associations of empleyers,  including  the British lion Trade Association, have resolved that they will  aceept Mr. Ritchie's proposal to attend  a conference,  without thereby  being  understood to com mitt themselves to  the details of any scheme which may  be put forward.    That, of course, is  itfleirhn important step in the direction of conciliation, and   every effort  | in this direction is to be welcomed and  encouraged in these days of 'wars and  rumors   of' wars'   in   the   industrial  world."  '8  Splendid  Record for  the First  Quarter of 1899.  Although the Slocan Star and the  Ruth, two of our largest shippers, have  been closed down practically, since the  1st of January, Sandon's record keeps  well to the front. The Payne, is outdoing all previous records,1', and the  Last Chance has taken the place of  one of the other two named as silent  since the first of the year. The  Star entered on the lists last week and  will soon take its old place again, but  t-hc Ruth will do but little till the concentrator is built: When '(lthe Star  ships more credit must be given than  the figures show as the shipments are  mostly concentrated ore.  The shipments of the Slocan then  from "the 1st of January tothe 1st of  April are:  SANDON.  The Payne '..... 3120*.  Last Chance  920  Reco  200  Treasure Vault  Ill  Ivanhoe 1  60  Ajax i  40  Sovereign :  ...... 20  Trade Dollar .i  18  Sapphire : :  18  Madison..'....-...; : ;'.... \-z  Gold, 884,000 ; coal, S924.000 ; copper  $658,000; nickle. $422,000.' The  increase in Ontario was' over 50 per  cent.; the total value of m< tals pro-  duced was $21,622,601.  City Council.  Total for Sandon  4519*.  THRRE   FORKS.     -,  Queen Bess .... .'  984*  Idaho  64ti|  Monitor  62  Wild Goose  15  Total for Three Forks  17l2  WHITEWATER.  Whitewater '.    750  Jackson ' 835*  Bell :.....' :r.������. "    30"  Wellington '   11  Rossland's Ore Shipments.  Total for Whitewater.".  1126*  MCGUIGAN.  Rambler      290*  COJHGILIATION codicils.  A Scheme to Bring Employers and Employes Closer Together.  The spirit, of conciliation seems to  enter largely into the consideration of  all questions affecting important public interests.   In Canada we have had  several attempts in the direction of establishing Courts of Conciliation, the  object being to reduce the amount of  litigation in small matters   by effecting, as far as possible, amicable settlements.   Arbitration in many matters  -. of business has long been a recognized  ':��������� vnorie of procedure.   In national affairs  the idea has been worked out to a large  extent, in   the reference of disputed  points to an arbitration, so that now-a-  days it appears almost unnecessary to  go to war to settle disputes, a commission generally accomplishing the desired result.    In the industrial world  it is interesting to note that the latest  proposal is to establish regalar "Con-  oilj  non  Councils."   , As  in   almost  eveiV movement for the betterment of  the  working  people,   British public  paen are  taking the lead.   From ���������������������  English exchange we quote tb������> r "     ���������*  ���������iSBffWHtbe action of ^endon'soard  of Trade :-r* ��������� ��������� :  ,,. \ ���������V1*-tf? amount of interest is being  t&Keri in the.proposal of the London  Board Of Trade to "Constitute a joint  Council of employers and employes for  . the purpose of adjusting and Compromising matters of dispute that would  Otherwise lead to a etiri'ke or lock-out.  Mr. Ritohie, as is generally knowuj, has:  had this matter considered in camera-, i  with employefcs on 'the one Bide and  Workmen on Mie 'dthe*. Nor in it any  secret that he hau raet with only a  ���������ery limited amount of "encouragement  from the former. The attitude of the  workmen is comprehensible enough.  They desire I1 to have the employers  committed to a policy or system  :-which, in'the long-run, may lead to  "���������concessions which-labor would be like-  The shipments of ore from Rossland  for the week ending April 8th, were as  follows: LeRoi mine to Northport,  2,376; War Eagle, to Trail, 468;. Iron  Mask, to Trail, 108; total, 2,952 tons.  The total for the year to April 8th was  22,036 tons. The War Eagle hns not  been able to commence shipping in  earnest. There are over 1,000 tons of  broken ore in the workings yet, and it  will be another week before the War  Eagle is in a position 'to run along  with the LeRoi.  Dardenelles  80"  Great Western  48  Total for McGuigan  418*,  SLOCAN LAKE POINTS.  The Bosun  300  Marion (N.D.)  20  From Silverton���������  Wakefield  580  Vancouver  320  Comstock  120  Emily Edith '.  60  Fidelitv t  3  Special meeting was held Wednesday opening. Present���������Mayor Pitts;  Aid. Atherton, Crawford and  Hunter.  The following accounts were paid :���������  Salaries : $479.25  T. D. Main     15.30  Paysheet, Mareh    61.50  Office rent, April    30.00  H.Byers & Co���������      7.35  E. M. Sandilands....^...'.'    20.00  M. L\ Grimmett    25.00  Rent, Court House    15.00  Cook stove for gaol     10.00  Wm. Stubbs...:      7 50  Mining'Review...'    30-00  P.O. box rent      3.00  Karr & Wilson..-     16.00  A.Osborne      8 00  E. McKinnon     12.00  C. P. Seale      7.00  Gaol supplies    44 36  Fire Dept. supplies      5 35  Stein Bros      3.25  Dan Cameron      4.50  The accounts of S. W. & L. Co. and  J. M. Harris wer laid oyer until next  meeting.  Communications were received from  Kaslo Board of Trade re telephone service and Standard Pub. Co. re advertising both of which werer laid over  until next meeting.  Improvement and Exemption Bylaws were received and finally passed.  Council adjourned to meet on Friday. '    -  friday'l meeting.  Atherton���������Crawford���������In the matter  of the Kaslo Board of Trade's communication re better telephone service  the clerk wae authorized.to,state that  our present telephone service was  quite efficient.���������Carried.  Atherton���������Thompson That    the  clerk be instructed to reply to the  Standard Publishing Co. that the council would take 50 copies of their special publication at ������50 and in the event  of the publication proving satisfactory  concerning Sandon the council should  take a larger number-���������Carried.-"  Atherton���������Thompson'���������That the  mayor be instructed to purchase Police accoutrements in'accordanco with  the requisition of ,the Police Commissioners.���������Carried.  The accounts of the  S. W. & L. Co.  and J. M. Harris were laid over until  first meeting of next month.  The estimates of revenue and   ex-l  The Lucky Jim started np this week  with 6 or S men.  !,_The Star will start up next week  with a full force of men.  . A.Bacon has collected 1,400 tons of  Slocan ore which he is shipping to  England.  The Comstock mine has shut down '  until June to allow the adjustment of  some construction rnattters.  The Victory-Triumph mine at Ross-  land has been purchased by the Trail  Creek Mining Co., of London, Eng.  There are now over 200 men working  at Whitewater, 135 being at the Whitewater mine nlonc gi������ ing the place an  air of activity.  Work has been resumed on the An-  toine, near McGuigan. Some six or  eight men are clearing the way for extensive operations.  The late strike on the Wonderful is  a solid body of galena, some four teet  in thickness. The company are selling no more treasury stock, as they  naturally conclude they have a fine  thing in their hands now.  By the time the snow is off the  ground it is expected that work will  be commenced on the Black Diamond,  at the North Fork, and the Little  Robert and Westfall groups located in  tlie same vicinity.  On the Lucky 4, ;i claim located on  Boulder creek, about five miles from  Thomson's Landing and within a short  distance of the main wagon road, the  chances are excellent for the commencement of a 150-foot tunnel during  the early part of June. This property  which is owned by Messrs. Cowan and  Hickman, is under bond to Mr. Ebs-  low, of London, Eng.  We cannot easily get hold of the  facts in the case, but we are assured  that one of the greatest strikes of the  season has been made on the Wonderful property. For several months  great efforts had been put forward to  find the m ither lode supposed to be a  little higher up, from which the float  ore, marketed to the present, had descended. It is the general impression ,  that the strike now made is on that  lead, and, if so, it must be one of the  important finds in the camp.  The Sovereign mine has just been  consolidated by the Montreal-London  Gold and Silver Developing Company,  limited, and will open offices in Montreal  at an early date.     Mr. William  penditure submitted by the clerk were Strachan has been appointed president  The Palmita.  The fine showing on tho Palmita  lead, lately struck, continues improving. Jenken Bros/have just completed  200 feet of their 500-foot contract, and  this tunnel should tap the lead at, any  time now. ,The lead now seems ' to be  one of the strongest and most continuous of any in the Slocan, as it has  new been uncovered and ore found in  different places across their different  properties.' As the Queen Bess's large  showings are in lower levals, no doubt  the same will obtain in the Pnlmita,  and other claims.  On the Ajax.  Work is being pusned as vigorously as  can be worked to advantage. Tlie ore  body in the lower ttintfcl is continually  improving as deptr> j's obtained. As  soon as the Upper tunnefe oan be  workee without danger from snow  slides, stoping will be resumed and the  force largely increased. The value of  the property has been greatly increased  bv late developments, and as soon as  cannection can be made with upper  levels regular shipping will be , commenced.  Total from Lake points  1403  TOTALS.  Sandon 4,519*  Three Forks  1,702*  Whitewater  1,126*,  Lake Points  1,403  McGuigan ,     418*  Grand Total  9,169*  Now, at a low estimate, this ore is  w.orth gross $100 per ton at present  values of silver and lead, nr $916,950,  and in the face of this we hear clamors  for gold properties. As we have always contended, Rossland has many  good properties, but "the proof of the  pudding is in the eatmg,"and the value  of mines is the receipt from shipment,  costjof production considered. Now,  every man acquainted with the conditions of things in both camps knows  that one man will mine as much ore  in the Slocan as two will mine at Ross-  land, so thatcoat of production here is  not more than half what it is there,  atld. OUr returns are greater. On Euclid's reasbning, then, Ihe shrewd man  will see that the Sldcanas the field for  the eastern man's investments.  received and fyled.  Adjourned till Monday.  MONDAY'S MEETING.  On motion of Aid. Crawford and  Thompson the clerk was instructed to  call for tenders foi Jogs to be used in  cribbing tlie creek.���������Carried.  Thompson���������McDonald���������That the  Board of Works be instructed to expend the sum of $700 in improving  Carpenter creek, and that the chief of  j police be in charge of the work, subject to instructions from Board of  Works com.���������Carried.  Ore From Moyie.  and the Hon. A. Thibaudeau vice-president, and most of the directors.  The company offers five hundred thousand shares at twenty-five cents to its  own shareholders, and over a million  dollars has been subscribed. Besides  the Slocan Sovereign the company own  the Iran Crown group, both in the  Slocan.  Sandon Ore Shipments.  TOBACCO HEART.  Mr. W. J. Judson, Curtis St., St.  Thomas, Ont., says: "I had trouble  with my heart for two years, caused  by excessive use of tobacco. I used  one box of Milburns' Heart and Nerve  Pills and have not suffered from palpitation since."  READABLE PARAGRAPHS,  From the   Mining and  Scientific Press.  The longest tunnel in the world is  the Simplon, through the Alps���������12J  miles. The deepest artesian well is at  Buda-Pest���������8140 feet.  The report of the Canada Geological  Survey shows that in '9S there was an  increase of over $9,000,000, or nearly  32 per cent., in the production of minerals in Canada as compared with '97.  In the more important mineral products the increases   were as follows :  During the month ef March Moyie  shipped 20 cars of ore to the smelter at  Trail. This is in the neighborhood of  412 tons of a gross value of 432,960,  and a net profit to the mine owner" of  nearly S16,000. The St. Eugene  shipped 370 tons and the Lake Shore  inade up the balance of 42 tons. Since  the fiist of February,1899, Moyie has  shipped 822 tons of ore of a total value  of over $65,000. As there were 28 days  in February and 31 days in March, 59  days in all, it will be seen that Moyie's  ore shipments have averaged considerably over $1,000 per day for that  time.  ... .     ~^THi*iim������       Wants to Raise Chinese Poll-Tax.  The following is a list of ors shipments over the K. & S. from Sandon  for the week ending April 14:  MINE. tons.  Payne 250  Last Chance... ;.. .100  Slocan Star. ..; ...62*/  , Total 412*  Whitewater Ore Shipments.  Ottawa, April.11.���������Maxwell, of Vancouver, has introduced a Bill in the  House regarding Chinese immigration. He proposes to increase the poll  tax from $50 to $500, which means  that it will practically exclude them  altogether if adopted.  The Lucky Jim Sold,  A. R. Brown, representing English  capital, has bought the Lucky Jim  mine, sitaated cJoae to McGuigan, from  Brad en Bros , of Helena, Mont. The  price paid, we understand, was a good  round sum. Mr. E. C. Ward, the new  superintendent, with a force of men  will enlarge work on the property.  The following is a statoment of ore  shipped from this station for the week  ending April 14:  Mine'. Tons.  Jackson..... .......32  Whitewater....: ..16  Total.......  .AS.  Three Forks Ore Shipments.  The ore shipments from Three Forks  for the week ending April 14 were:  Mine.                                        Tons.  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All druggists refund the money if it  fails to cure.   25 cents.  .=-'   '  '���������       . f .".������������������*���������.���������  ���������*��������� Fit    1  L ���������������������������   |  J i^AHl 4fM I  :' ,"' ��������� .'������������������������������������ .... ���������'-��������� :'     ������������������.! - J.*"?:*"''!  m.mwmmimt*M        i* ������       1  ���������*    .   ��������������� r ������   i -i-������V- -i .1 ���������**     -������������.-i- ������<n  .   *���������������   rf   -jm  >       -������     -,       |J r-_ *  *-       ������������������ ���������       'i i,'|    |r  '���������       r*       fat ���������,���������      -       ���������.        -ii i        * i������V      >��������� - m      ��������� t  "���������       'K* \     ���������������    .���������*" ~ ���������    ������ ���������> -     "        1   ������������������������������������.*���������"��������� i" . 1  I        >"���������-������������������ ������ -i- igCT       ��������� ������������������  '   ���������" . ������������������.*���������������������������     ...1 -f   * , ' f ���������   Mi i rSirrrveft v>������wjtr uwiaswxi  l-i  r.  !> !  HINTS FCR  THE FARMER.  FODDER CORN.  In the cultivation of. the Indian  oorn crop, a tew points arc inipor-  tant. They arc still either unknown or overlooked by many far-  mnro. A corn eiop should gut a good  start. The land should be fully manured near the. surface, or tho corn  should bo planted in a seed bod prepared by tbu ploughing under of sod  or clovex.  If thy lun������l be foul with weeds or  grassy a surface cultivation at  two intervals of ten days each,  early in tho spring-, will give the  weeds a chance to start, when they  will be destroyed by tho tillage  preparatory to the planting of tho  enrn. ' The labour of keeping the  field clean during the summer will  bo very much lessened by such a  treatment in tho spring.  A variety of corn should be selected which will arrivo at the glazing  stage of growth before the usual  poriod  of frost  in  the  autumn.  If should bo planted in rows or  hills not less than three feet apart.  If in rows, it should ba planted so  thin that stalks will not be closer than three to the foot in each  row, if in hills, fjioin four to  stalks per hill. If the seed  sound and of a high percentage of  vitality, about twelve pounds of  seed per aero is enough.  It is usually a good plan to  liar row tlie com crop with light  harrows      when      the      planls      Tiro  That is particularly beneficial if  (-he ground za at all crusted, as after  ������������������ram.   But the ground should be dry  hn?L*Lhe ln-ff0������?vmrkia* iilth l>������  v-Mnr .^'rowinff is done. The cultivation should bo frequently and always shallow. The roofs of the corn  Plant  grow out  sideways;  where   the  to Us?1,"1 CI*ts1th'������������ o". ������reat injury  to the crop  13 done.  The   best  stage    at    which    to   cut  bul     before    they    begin,   to    harden  That  *   usually   tho  stage when   tho  cul   vation cuts those off, groat injury  loathe crop is done.  The     best   stage   at   which   to   cut  >>������ "SF C,r01- f0r e������wUa������fe. is when  the   kernels in  the   ears   arc of   full  fhi ,lhal >* ������������ually the, stage when  the lower leaves of the corn stalk  becomes yellow and withered. At  that    tune   the    plants   will     contain  matter, and will be in their best  condition     for       preservation.       Tho  XnngthVea'Ue t>el- aCr������ " ���������������������t������������l  wnn    the   crop    Is   QWlrIy      ���������ulw  bul     not    npo.���������Prof.    J    '-  sou.  SIX  be  The sties in which these animals live  are very rough affairs, often made of  a few boards nailed ovor railway sleepers, but it is'Inlcresting to learn that  wheat the author was acting as a peripatetic, judge at the colliers' show he  found young pigs lib blooming and  healthy as possible, and thai, small  though the collier's back yard is, ho  always contrives that his pig-sly shall  ha thoroughly ventilated and Took towards the south. Aichitccts of costly home farms often houso the un-  happj pigs under north walls and con-  doinn them to ihoumnlism, cold and  sunlessness. Yorkshire pioduces not  only the best pork, but has long boon  famous for the best cured hams in tho  world.  BUTTER CULTURES.  The discovery of Ihe important pari;  played by various bacteria in producing the flavor and aroma of butter has  led to tho introduction of what are  known as commercial butter cultures,  and dairymen have been lefiS'to hope  that by I ho use of such cultures and  of the process of pasteurizing, tho  quality of thoir butter might be materially unproved. Recent trials seem  to indicate that cleanliness, the careful selection of milk, and close attention to details promise to effect more  in improving tho flavor of buttor than  pasteurizing and the uso of commercial " cultures. With pasteurized  cream, the acid forming cultures wero  founo. lo give slightly but distinctly  bettei results than wero obtained from  unpasteurized cream ripened spontaneously, while non acid forming cultures gave results, if anything slightly inferior to those,obatainod by spontaneous ripening, Wilh unpasteurized cream, as might havo been expected,  tho results were loss marked. A homemade starter, however, carefully pro-  pared from skim milk, was found to  give as good, if not bettor, results than  the more expensive commercial culture, and this was trite both with  pasteurized and with raw cream. No  distinctly beneficial results were observed from pasteurizing, although tho  experiments wero not specially planned to test this point.  W. Rebei t-  AND  PERMANENT    MEADOWS  PASTURES.  Orchard grass, rod top, Kentucky  blue-grass, tall meadow oat grass,  English rye grass, meadow fescue!  sheep fescue, are none of them superior to timothy on good land, but some  of thetm possess advantages over tim-  ������tuyJ.u.paxlieular localities. The hay  from'these grasses compares favorably  wilh that from timothy, but orchard  grass and tall oat grass should bo cut  at the commencement of bloom to  make a good quality of hay, and both  grasses are earlier than timothy. Orchard grass endures shade better, and  tall oal grass will when established cm-  duro drouth better than timothy. For  wot land rod top is specially adapted.  Rye grass requires moist, rich soil  [or good crops. On good grass land  larger crops and better seed can lJ6  obtained by mixing- r<.d top with timothy. Red toy, rye grass and blue  gras^ m-ike bettor sod than timothy  Meadows containing orchard grass  should be rolled every year, for tho  habit of growing in tufts like limothy  diid meadow fescue ia very pronounced  l'or a permanent, meadow timothy  should not bo sown alone. For cattle  Coeding, hay containing clover is better. The sheep fescue and several  varieties of Hie sin.il lor fescues do not  grow I ah enough for liay crops, although th.-.y me of use on lawns and  pastures. .Red top, Kentucky blue-  grass. Canada blue.gra.ss,. perennial ryo  grass, red fescue, creeping bent, orchard grass, tall oat grass, with al.sike  and white clovers are must desirable  for pasture. The proportions used'will  depend somewhat oil tho character of  tho soil.  Cap and Gloves,  "Oh, yosl And I forgot to toll  you.  Voti know your old flamo is to be married in a fow weeks."  ,  " Is she ? Which ?"  " You had a good many, hadn't you:  Well, guess I'  "Let mo see.' Madeline Pierce. Oh,  you tell me, sis I I'm too tired to guess.  That tiain has shaken me. all to pieces  in  the   last  fifty  miles,"  'Well, then, if you're too tired to  exert your mind���������Iidith Barton."  " Oh I  And she  marries "  "Bob Bristol, of all men. Old enough   to be father, isn't he ?"  Cortrell had been away five years  and was spending his first long holiday at home with his mother and sis-  tor. He had come back, it seemed to  him, much moro than five years older.  There was upon him now the steadying pressure of great responsibilities,  for he was now a prominent official  in  a large   business   enterprise.  ,AU that he saw���������even tho faces of  his mother and sister���������reminded him  of wh*t he had been,' and he found  himself, stretched at full length"' on  the couch, wondering how he could ovor  have been so frivolous, and so joyously careless of consequences in everything, as he had been in the days that  now seemed to him to belong to the  dim  distance  of history.  " So women can forget sometimes,  you see," said his sister, continuing  to   talk.  Bobs thoughts wore wandering back  to tho past. Presently he exclaimed  somewhat   suddenly :  " By jingo,   Clara,   I   believe I have  something I Lot me see.    When do you  say  Edith  is  to bo married ?"  " la  about  five  weeks,  1 bolieve."  ' I  wonder whether 1 ought  to  take  it to hor or send it V  affair was excessively silly. It was  thoroughly in keeping"with the rest  that now this young woman, on the  eve of marriage with another man���������  a murriage into which no one had  forced her���������should bo looking with pit-  itul appeal in her eyes and with tears,  at a man who had flirted wilh her  five years before. Still, silly us it was,  it was so,  Cortrell, on his part, looked extremely uncomfortable.. He may havo been  wishing that he had sent tho old gloves  by post, or by messenger; but ihen  again he may not havo been altogether  sorry to see that appealing look and  those swimming  eyes.  " 1���������T don't know," he stammered.  "Perhaps I ought not to have, brought  them. Rut I, don't see how I could  have kept them, could I?"  " You might have burnt them, mightn't you I' Edith said, with a rather  mischievous smilo.  "So 1 might," Cortrell answered  quickly!' ' 1 give you my word, Hiss  Barton��������� i beg you to believe me���������I  never  thought   of  that. '  The manifest sincerity with which  this'was said, and tho ingenious blush  that accompanied the. explanation wero  irresistible. Edith burst into a hearty  laugh, which Cortrell was not long .in  taking up. Rut at that moment the  street door was opened, and (hen tho  door of the room whoro these two stood  laughing over an old pair of gloves,  and the servant girl in hor directed and  distinctive manner, announced, "Mr.  Bristol."  There was nothing really embarrassing in the situation; the embarrassment was only apparent. The event  might have been different if all the.  persons concerned had looked at the  case as it should have been looked at.  But, while the girl with characteristic candor, saw only tho reality, Cor-  troll was, for some reason, impressed  chiefly by the appearance, Bristol, perhaps naturally, reflected Corlrell's  view.  He at once, sinlkud (o (lie table, and  lifting the gloves, said, with eyebrows  raised, "A present? Won't you let me  into your joke 1"  " How are you. Bristol ?" Cortrell  said holding out his hand. "1 hope  you- haven't forgotten me ?"  -  The worst of if was I hat Edith was  stili   laughing.   And   there   were    the i  ! gloves.   Bristol appeared to think that  ! tlie  situation1' demanded   a   display  of  Send what? Wedding present?'        | quiet   dignity  "Eh? Yes, of course, I must send aj     " r  remember    you    perfectly.    Mr,  wedding present.   1 knew Bristol quite ', Cortrell,"   he.    said,   bowing    slig-hily  well.    He's  an  older   man   than' 1 am,  isn't   he ?'���������  That evening Charles Cortrell unpacked a big leather trunk in the privacy of his own room, ire took out a  tin box that looked as if it had been  designed originally to hold cash, ne  unlocked tho box and took out package, after package. Last of all, right  at the bottom, was some tissue paper,  and neatly folded in the tissue paper  were a pair of very  gloves.  May I ask again what amuses you  so much ?"  Edith became serious in a moment,  and, as sho became serious, she became  angry.  "It isn't very much of a joke. Bob.'-  she said, " Tf you insist on having it,  Mr. Cortrell. has just found an old  pair of glovos of mine and has brought  them to me, because it didn't ocour  to him' to put them in Ihe fire. Isn't  much  faded   kid ! R funny ?"  " I hardly think so," Bristol answer-  Cortrell   took   out   tho   tissue  paper  led.  SUN COOKING.  II   May  Be  a  ('radical   Font   of tlie   Wear  Fill arc.  Tho utilization of the enormous  en-erg.v of the sun i*i a problem, that  has vexed scientists in all ages. The  first preserved account of such attempts is tho story of Archimedes destroying a fleet by moans of mirrors.  It is known that in the time of the  Crusades tho Saracens used solar heat  in distilling some of their precious liquors for medical and cosmetio use. In  these distillations they made uso of  polished concave steel ruiirors that  were  made at Damascus.  Villette, an'optician of Lyons, in 10G2  made u concave mirror, with a focus  the size of lialf a dollar, that was so  powerful   thai   green    .wood placed    a  yard away from it would be instantly i        ��������������������������� w  ,t ..������������������   ��������� ,  ignited,  and  a   copper  coin  would  be ! do it."' he said aloud lo  himself after I P1"^ and laid them behind the clock  ...   ���������     t .    ���������     i        ���������        i   !<��������� some   minutes  of  broodina ������n the m/intolpiece, while Cortrell star-  drilled   through   in   less than   halt    a   homt    llu"ul���������  p   uruouiu,j. -> ......    ,     ,  u:(:no. i,,���������  . ������ The ������miiu on his lace, grew more and   '" !lt "J.1  ,l,,a i>> >s>oi .stoon  mting nis  minute. I more lender.   1'resenllv he sighed, and i nether lip.  then  spoke  again   to  himself. I     'horl  tnero  ��������� a������  awkward  pause  " That has nothing to do with il now. 1 ">r SUI1U' moments, until Corrrell said  old man.   That was long ago.   Yos. you | something   about   going  can't   keep   these  things  now.    You've I    ...">'���������   ' ve   hardly_had   ten  got  lo do it." !  Edith  Barton  certainly  had  been   a j  little   disconcerted    when     the    news i  | came   to  her  that her sweetheart    of  ��������� five  years before had  suddenly  mado  I his   appearance   in   the   town   just   at  ���������CHINESE HOTELS.  Kotiit Tfol, null Won't  Kick  WIiou  Too Puj  Your Nevl Itlil.  Hotels ,iji China are very curious  buildings. They arc all built on tha  same plan���������a large courtyard, around  ihe four sides of which aie built rows  of small rooms, the restaurant and office being in front.  No one who has' ever stayed at a  Chinese, hotel can ever forget the experience. Each room contains a brick  bed, in which a fire can-bo lighted for  warmth in winter. 'J'heic is hardly  ever any furniture , beyond a rough  chair, and perhaps a table, while the  windows are nothing but frames covered  over  with  paper.  Tho average. Chinese inn is usually n  menagerio and zoological garden coin-,  bined. In the yard below the window,  or what stands for it, can be seen and  heaid mules, donkeys, dogs, cats, fowls,  of all kinds, pigs and camels, while in  the rooms whore the weary traveler ia  supposed to rest may be found a rich  varity of things of creation (hat man  certainly  cannot make friends with.  But the chief glory of an average  Chinese inn is the waiter. ' This indispensable functionary is the guardian of all your \interests fo,r the time  being, and when you arc not looking  dives into secrets and matters ot your  own that seem to amuse and enlighten  him to your inconvenience and annoyance.  Like his conforers in other and mora  enlightened countries, ho hardly evec  separates himself from the inevitable  napkin, but this badge of waiiershipis  a veiy practical article with him.  With it in summer he mops'his damp  brow or bare shoulders, while iu win-  lor, wrapped about his head it protects him from rain find wind.  The Chinese waiter's napkin is put to  all kinds of uses besides those just  mentioned. It is used as a dishcloth, a  mop with which to wipe the floor, t  cloth far cleaning and wiping down  tables and a duster.  Perhaps the extremely low rates com  pensate for,some of these things, but  in strict justice, the. suave landlord  should owe you money for stopping  with him.      ' '  PYGMIES IN THE CAMEROONS. -  The existence of African pygmies at  more than one point seems to be proved. German soldiers stationed hi tho  Camerooua, the. colony on the east  coast of Africa, have brought out ol  the forest seven pygmies similar tu  those recently described by Albert  Bushnell Lloyd. Tho largest of them  is four feet tall, tho smallest about  three fe.et. One young woman, Man-  tuba by name, was very carefully measured and described. Sho was nineteen years old, three feet six inches  tall, chocolate brown in color, her fac-d  tat tooed. Her eyes are somewhat  diagonal, after the .Japanese manner.  The head is large, the forehead slopes  The first successful attempt at cooking by the heat of tho sun's rays was  doubtless made by the Baron of  Tchirnhauseii in 1CS7. Water placed  in an earthen pot was brought almost  instantly to u boil by a device he had  constructed by means of mirrors. The  JJa-ion cooked eggs in this way.  THli PRIVATE PIG.  The number of pigs kept by tho colliers and artisans of the north of England, fluctuates with the prioe of coal  and yarn, says  the London Spectator.  In  good   times  every  collier  keeps    a  ;ive animal of some sort, and,  though  ���������togs, guinea-pigs, cage birds and hoin-  ���������ng  pigeons,are  attractive,  his  fancy  Mi-.mal is-usually a pig.     He   admires  Uiis on Sunday afternoons and groups  of  friends go   round  to  smoke    thelr  ,������ip.es  and   compare  pigs    and   bet  on  choi''  ultimate    weight.      They    have  private  pig shows,  with    subscription  prizes.   1'iich animal  is judged in  its  own sty, and it is interesting to know  that the evolution of an almost'perfect  pig was due to the innate.sagacity of  t'.ho Yorkshire pit  hand.  Sit  John nerschel and Buffon mado   the time when her engagement to Bris-  some  progress in  experiments of  this   to!  had  been made public  .    . ,   ,.       ,        , ,, i   ��������� Sh������ was not vividly conscious of any  kind, and Monohot,  following in their \ teeling for Charles Cortrell that could  footsteps,  has obtained  aiost  ������itisfac- | i1!lVe   been  construed  as   disloyalty   to  I hor finnce, but sho knew only too well  | how recklessly tongues will  wag in  a  .     Ismail town, where each man's���������or wo-  one,  which with    annuo niip.ove.menls, I m.m.!i_businoug is  (.ho business of all,  miiy yet come to bo a utensil of com- j ;m(l|   oonsi(ioring  m,iny    things,    Cor-  uiou use. trell's sudden  appearance  jiist    then,  Monclwt    made    excellent  soup    by , .lt(e]. a rontinu0,la aiJSenco of five years  cooking    with  the  sun.     He  look  , ��������������� j mighL very plausiblyrbe made to bear  about   tho ���������   -..,���������...:....*.   ,,...,   .>.'....���������.���������   .,:,.,....������.  ,i...  tory results.  His  device   seeing   to  be  a  practical             _       i._,..._ Perhaps I might appreciate  tho  package,  replaced "the various bundles ! joke better if 1 know where Mr. Cor-  locked  the   tin  box and   sat   down   to ! trol������  found   these  gloves."/  think. '     -^-s  Corttell    opened   his  mouth     to  He laid the faded gloves on  a little   mak������  ������>Ilie answer to him, Kdith, put  writing  table  before  hi in, drew  up  a   UP ner hand. <-  chair,  rested his elbows on  tho  table, ���������     " This is my business," she said. " I'm  and   supported   his  head  on  his     two   <>������i"ait! you will not have an ocportun- ] backward, the hair is black and curly.  hands.    As the faint odor of tho glovos I if->r ������t fully appreciating the joke, Mr. ] The pygmies seem quite as intelligent  came   to  his nostrils,  a smile,  half  o������ i lii'istot. until you manage to get  your-   as other natives  amusement,  half of .tenderness,  play-   self into a bettor humor for thai  sort nrrDTM,r t a __,  ed over his face oi: thln������- CHARMS OF CHRISTMAS ISLAND  " But  the  question,  is.  how am  I to | _She^ very ,������?������^ly t folc^d^ up    the       chriljUai,a    lslall<Ji    i���������    the    Indian  Ocean, is a curious place, accoi-ding lo  tho description of Mr.'Charles W. Andrews, ;ui EngliiJuuan, who recently  visited it. The island is entirely oov-  e.rcd with forests, except on the vertical faces of the cliffs, and ferns ana  creepers beautify its scenery., Tha  climate is delightful all ihe- year  round, but some of tho inhabitants  are not so ple.ising. Among these, are  swarms of rats and many varieties <,*  land crabs. -The robber crab abounds, '  and when Mr. Andrews sat down for  a short time anywhere in Iho forest  numbers of these crabs could tie soeu  approaching. They readily climb treeq  search of food. About 10 people  now live on Christmas Island, which  has been louut'l to be wcil-suited feu  coffee-growinfev  glass    cylinder, -the  glass  thickness of a.u ordinary window pans,  in which he sot a copper or wroughl-  a significance that would disturb the  smooth surface of her engagement.  There had been tumors tliar Mrs. and  iron cylinder, with the rim resting on | ar;.^ Cortroli would, some time, or oth  the frJa-HS, and witb a glass cover ovor | or> m:l|ce their home with Charlie,  but  "M ' '  " J    "     no one had oxpectod  to see  him  back  it. This solar pot gave very good results. On setting.il in the focus of a  silver-plat od ret lector il boiled O.fili  gallons of water in an hour and a half,  lie made, in this solar pal a splendid  soup after four bouts' in-ulat ion, although t he sun was at tiui:!.s obscured  by clouds.  His'hex t atlemi.pt was .baking broad,  and, by, pulling a wrought-iron cover  under the- glass, lie made an oven in  which he. baked a loaf of bread weighing something more, lhaii a pound in  less than three hours, and it was as  good as'any from "a  baker's oven.  Will- his reflector he was able to  roast meat iu the open air; by placing  A*'a focuu ;i spit witU a piece ol.mcat;  it was well cooked in throe hours. ,To  avoid the disagreeable taste given by  the chemical rays ho set a yellow glass  before the ineut.  This last item of the yellow glass  is an important one, following the line,  of recent development in tho study of  the winposition of light. i,  It was necessary to counteract and  overcome the chemical action of certain rays of the sun before any great  advance could l>e made, and when this  was done by the analysis which wero  possible when the spectrum was discovered, the-sun's-rays were . at once  put to practical use. It was at once  applied to the drying of foods and  vegetables, and this can be done by  the interposition of a red or yellow  glass. This serves to prevent, fermentation, and the fruit dries, retaining all  the .sugar and valuable properties  which  would otherwise bp  lost.  in his former homo  Edith sat before the fire two days  after C'orfreil's arrival, and was medi-  l.iting over these, things, when Cor-  tiell himself was announced. She was  looking for a visit, not from him, but  from Bob Bristol. Nevertheless she  found lit fie or no difficulty in .meeting  him  with conventional care.  At first, that .is. Hor old friend���������  or sweetheart���������lost but little time in  coming to tho particular business of  his call, iLnd,.it certainly startled her  a  lit lie  when;h"^;"said :  "1 am very glad t found you alone."  "Glad?" she said. "Oh, yes I It. is  nice to be able to havo a little chat.  Tell me about what you have, been  doing lii) there,"  "I ran tell you about I hat at some,  other time,'- said Cortrell.������������������"���������Just: at  present 1 have to discharge a duty.  Oh, yes. It wouldn't be right. At  least I'wouldn't like, it if I were in  Bristol's place."  "Like   what?"   said   the   girl.  "This I" And he took a tissue paper  packet; from his pocket. ,  Edith opened the. packet, wondering.  When she saw the. old gloves lying  there with the ni.irks of wear.of many  years ago upon them, but also marked with the fold of many other���������later  ���������years of careful keeping, a whole procession of memories'passed before her  mind. She was silent for some, moments.  .   " What  ought:  I lo  do  wilh   thorn?"  she. nskr'-l. " I dbii't know. Tell mo.'  Not  the least doubt of it,  the whole  words  with you yet," Mr. Cortrell," Edilh  said, with a wicked glance at the oilier man. "Please don't go yet. Perhaps���������perhaps I may find something of  interest to show you, it you'll wait a  little  longer."        *  "Then perhaps 1 had better call at  some other  time,"  Brislol said. j  ft was a very awkward situation in- !  deed. Bristol could not slay aflor  this!  last   observation   of  his,   and   Cortrell I m  could   not    run    away    after   Edith's  pressing invitation. -,  Ililf an hour lator Cortroli said :  " What did you mean by saying that  you might   find something interesting  lo show me V  "Did T?" said Edith. "Do you  hold mo t" il I H occurred (o me suddenly.    Wait here?"  "Do you jecognize. this?" and sho  suddenly produced an old, faded  red velvet smoking cap, with sides  puT.'d down and an absurd I rmh at eno  side.  " T5y .Jove I" Cortrell  c.tclaimed.  " Yos," said Edith.    " You had to go  home  liiireheaded."  "It was that   night, wasn't it,  after  we had, nil been to Ihe mill "  "Remember   the   water   rats?"  "And you would pull off y6ur,glo\as  and try: lo reach water lilies."'  Kdith   nodded.   ' 'And   you  wouldn't  give them bae.k to me."  '���������'"���������Jack.'stole, my rapi' didn't  he.?'  ���������" Yes, ���������and 1 made him give, il; to ine,  ���������to  keep   in   pledge 'for,.-my,-,gloves.''  "When   did   you   find   that  old  cap.  Miss Barton ?" ,  "About   a week   ago;"   Edith     said,  looking a    little    confused.    " I didn't  know: you   were  coining  homo   then."  " Of course you wero going  to send  it to me ?" :  " Of coursel I was."       .  " By the way, didn't it occur to you  to burn it ?"  They both burst nut laughing once  more.  As for the story that Bristol and Cor-:  trell had high words after that, and  thai mutual friends with difficulty  prevented them from fighting a duel,  their never was anything in it. Bristol  was a.sensible man at bottom, even  though irascible at times. He made  some sort of an apology to Edith Barton for his exhibition of temper.'  But the Bristol-Barton wedding was  postponed in a quiet way. It never  came off. The Cortrell-Rarton.wedding  came off instead, though1'not until a  year after the incident of the cap and  gloves.  'ft  BLOOM AND ODOR.  It  is an   interesting   thing   to  know  (hat   l,'i(MI speoios  of  plants  aie  gathered and used for commercial purposes.  Ot   those  420   have   a perfume   ihul   ia  pleasing  and  enter   largely  into     I h<  manufacture of scents and .soaps. Them  are more species of while flowers gathered   than of any other color���������1,121 in  all.      Of  these  1S7  have an  agreeabl*  scent,  an    extraordinarily    large  proportion.      Next   in  older come  yellow  blossoms,    with 951,   77 of them being  perfumed.      Red  flowers   number  BSi  of which ,81    are scented.      The  lilux  flowers nr'o of 5IM. varieties,-il of which '  are porftimed, aud  the violet  blbssuius  number f!08, 13 of which are. pleasantly  odoriferous.  ��������� ���������" .'    .        COSTLY UL.13LG.-.  The most costly book ill the Royal  library .at Stockholm is a Bible, ft is  said that 160 asses' skins were used foi  its parchment leaves. There aie 30!  pages', of writing, and each page falls  but one inch short: of being a yard in  length. The covers are solid planks  four  inches thick.  SMALL ENCOURAGEMENT.  Doubtful Parly to gentleman. Can  you assist mo, sir to a trifle? I'm a  stranger in a strange land, 15,000 mileir  from home.  ��������� Genttemah.    My    goodness!  Where it  your home?  DoubtfulParly.  Australia.  (  Gentleman    handing   Jl-'ni    a copper.  How do you ever  trisect   to   get buck,.  thorw? -���������'-.      .   .  Doubtful Party, balancing the penny.  Well, if I don't do better tin.n this, sir,  f s'poso I'll have  to walk.  ',v?  $3  /���������'���������>.  :().l^:  ,   . -     HI     fe  ���������'���������-'������������������'������������������/V       ������������������������������������.,���������   -".":��������� .,���������:!:    '.��������� . ������������������������������������:.���������'������������������   -���������' ���������'���������  ������������������ :!���������������������������*������-���������; '      TWO CENTS ENOUGH.  In  909  Years,   at   Compound   Interest, It  Would I������.iy 05T the. Debt.  An instance of the danger of a little arithmetic has occurred at Birmingham. A far-seeing alderman objected  io building tho council houso upon  ground held only upon a 1)93 years'  lease, at the end of which land and  buildings, Birmingham buildings are,  of course, durable, would belong to the  ground landlord.  '. A learned mathematician thorcup-  ��������� on presented $50 to be accumulated at  compound interest to buy them back  Again. It seems, however, that ������48.98  coulo safely' be devoted to the present purchase of ��������� turtlo, soup for the  corportion ; two cents would be sufficient, supposing that interest, rent and  money had not been abolished meanwhile, and that the end of. the- world  ivad-not oome!  1 Figures we know' will prove anything. The ancient Greeks showed  Mathematically that a hare could never pass a'.tortoise. Suppose, they said,  the hare was tea tbnies as fast, but  tie tortoise had a hundred yards* start.  While the hare' run' the 100 yards  tie tortoise would gain' a fresh start  of. ten yards. "While the hare cleared  this off, his slower competitor would  make a yard. W'hfon pussy had paced  the yard the start would bo one-tenth  yard; similarly.it would be reduced,to  oae-hundredth, one-thousandth, and so  on, but it never vanish'os. I wonder  fciow many of my readers can show  where tho fallacy lies?  27th ANNUAL REPORT  OF THE  on the part of our field staff, and also  of the employees generally.  All the Directors retire, but aro eligible for re-election. <  W.   P.   HOWLAND,   President.  J.   K.   MACDONALD,   Ming.  Dir.  CRATIFYINC IHDICATI0N8  OF PROGRESS.  INCREASE IN NEW BUSINESS.  DECREASE IN DEATH CLAIMS.  DECltEASE IN EXPANSE RATIO,  FINANCIAL STATEMENT.  Roceipto.  F.-pmlnma (net) .'....  li. .erf sla aud rent* (net).  .$   065 tan ,K  .     263.371 0J  31.3=1.197 35  Disbursements.  To rolicy-holdcn,.  rjf.thClt.lm S176.8M 00  KnuamiienlB    '2&S  Surrender. (1 Policies      jJ.W' ���������  CwliProQU      8J.3J0 .1  The twenty-seventh annual meeting  of tlie Confederation Life Association  was hold at the Head Office of, tho Company, Yonge, Hichmond and' Victoria  strocta, Toronto, on Tuesday, March  Uih, 1899,' at 2 p. m.  There was a large attendance of  those interested in the affairs- of the  association.  Hon. Sir \V. V. Howland, President, ' Mortga(,rB ���������nd Heal Estate  was appointed to act as ,Chairman, and   homin and ijptnniurea....  Wisdom in buying- tea consists in buying the best.  Lead packages.  CEYLON  TEA.       25>3p.4o,So&6oc.  Kxprnms, Comm's etc......  Ditidi-ods to Stockholders..  Balance ,   $ 4S5.073 73  211,203 65  15,000 0-1  5I9,01������ St  81.231.107 y  Assets  Ifr. J.K.Macdonald, Managing Direct-  ft"��������� .������*������>Kft������S*������  -     LIME AND FERTILITY.  The actual amount of lime taken by  crops is very "small, but that little is  essential.' .Wheat, ��������� for instance, takes  its phosphate as phosphate of lime and  phosphate of magnesia, but the amount  of the latter found in the grain ash  Is four or five times as much as of the  former. , Frank Wallis, of Lincoln,  England, who Is a high authority,  says:���������"Reference to Ville's table will  show'us whalt a email quantity the  crop really requires. j'Xha largo  quantities af lime used in the past iave  had a far greater influence in that  unfortunate process of fertility denudation than in direotly feeding the  crop. ��������� If, however, the Thomas-Phosphate form of phosphate is used, it  will amply provide lime for all crop  requirements, and for soils deficient  in lime, Thomas-Phosphate is universally recommended as .economically  meeting  a  dual requirement."  Cornstalk pith' is of high value in  the manufacture of smokeless powder.  In China there are large cities Ihah  have no municipal organization and  upend nothing on publio improvements  or  for  official   expenses. -   ���������  Tho Croat Fire at tha Windsor, N.Y..  Was an awful calamity, but cannot  be remedied. Now, Catarrhozone can  ' remedy and is -a positive cure for  catarrh and kindred dreaded diseases.  This statement is backed up by bush-  Bis of testimonials, which, we have and  can produce. Snuffs, ointments, washes,  Btc, have been proved useless in giving relief or curing catarrh, ������������������ bronchitis, irritable throat, nasal and ear  passages, but Catarrhozone, tho ozon-  ������ted air cure, does not only give immediate relief, but effer-ts n perman  ���������nt cure. Why delay? Send at once  tor sample bottle and inhaler, -10  Hants.   Outfit $1.00.  N. 0. Poison &. Co., Kingston,.Ont.  Elephants are said lo be fond of gin  but will  not  touch -champagne.  The Wonders of Hypnot'sm  En*, flea; 'siiTes the hey to all secret power ; richly illn*  aled by 27 superb photoengraving.); anybody i' in  aril and exert a magic influence over othcrn, dire dis*  ftasr-s and bad habita give the finest v>arlor entertainment  M������r witnessed ; write to-day : enclose alamp. Nation*'  Publishing Co , Dep'1.33, P.ochester, N. Y.  Branch, 1919 Madison Are , New York City  Applicants    for  military service   in  . Phina-still   are "examined  in" archery  ind  stone  slinging.  TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY  Take LaxaiiTs  Bromo Quinine Tablets.     All   Ornf  list, refund the money If It fails to cute.   ������������.  Horso meat soils in Taris for from  ten to twenty; cents a pound. Prime  ������uts  fetch  twenty cents.  Iowa Farnu for Sato, S2 per acre cash, Bal-  ince J crop until paid.  J. Mulhall, Sioux City, la.  Prominent men in Boston are advocating tlie erection of a municipal crematory for the disposition of the pauper  dead. ; '  Fnr Over Tlltv Years :  MRU. WINS1-OWS SOOTHlho SYRUP has been  Used by mothers for their chlHren teething. It soothes  [he ohll.' softens th. turn: allays alHsaln.' -uniiwlno  rolio.an the l.ast we-V for alarrhojfc. ������o..a hoU  It-     R���������|,i  i���������  a|| -1,��������� thru ighout tha world.   Be  Jme I*-u"'   -' V.r> Soothing Syrup."  The Catapunan Society, an organization that, supports the insurgents m  tie Philippines, is said to have H,dt)0,-  K)0 members.  RBMAXCK    r-IGAlt  FACTORY, Mini real.  La Toscana, 10c.  London bakers are trying to do away  with  the " hot cross bun."    '  How's This?  Wo Offor One Hundred Dollars Reward for  inr cage of Catarrh that can not bo curod bj-  Ball'u Catarrh Cure. I ���������'   ��������� , ������������������'   ^  ���������'    ��������� F. J. OHKNEY & CO., Props., Toledo. O.  We the underalffned, havo known F, ,1.  ChsnsTfor the last 13 yeara, and boheve him  toorfeotly honorable in all business transactions  ajsd financially- able to carry out any obliga-  Qpno made bj thoir Arm. -  W������8T.8cTliUAX, Wholesale DrngKif te.l oledo,0.  WjUDINQ, Xinnajj & Marvin, Wholeaalo  Orvrsauts, Toledo, Ohio.  ', Hau'e Catarrh Cure in taken internally, act-  ,g direotly upon the blood and mvioiUJ sur-  l.tconof lheny������tem. Price75o. iter bnttlo. Sold  by all DruBPisU-   Tostimonlul- tree.  Hall's Family PilU ar������ tho best.  or, as Secretary.  After the usual formalities the following report and' statements of the  affairs of the Association for tho year  1898 were presented.  :��������� - ���������  .REPORT.  The Directors herewith lay before the.  Policyholders and Shareholders the report of Udb busine&s for the year 18U8,  and in doing so they feel that both  Policyholders and Shareholders will'  find ground for, congratulation with  the results of the operations for the  year. The business generally has been  well maintained, and a satisfactory  volume of new business has been secured on the lines which have guided  your ������ireclors in  the past.  There were received during the year  2,381 applications for a total new insurance of $3,333,393 ; of these 2,251 for  $3,164,443 wero approved; 118 for #205,-  45J .were declined, not coming up to the  Company's standard, and 12 for ������13,500  were deferred for further information.  Including bonus additions, the now  business for the year was ������3,186,450. The  total business in force at the close of  the year was ������29,677,418, under 19,930  policies on 17,106 lives.  The claims arising from death among  the insured were very favorable, and  considerably under those for the previous year. TheTe were 99 deaths, calling lor the sum of 5183,931 under 112  policies.  Tio valuation of tho policy and annuity obligations of the Association has  been mado 'on the conservative basis  used for tho two previous years, name-;  ly; a rate of interest of 31-2 per ccnU  for all business written since 1895, and  41-2 percent, for husinoss.wri I ten prior  lo that date.  The usual financial statements are  herewith submitted, and they will be  found to exhibit tho position'of the  Company at the close of the year.  Tlio auditors havo continued to make  their audit each month, and their report will be found appended" to the  financial   statements.  By reference to the financial statements, it will be noticed that substantial payments have been made to the  Policyholders in the way of profits,  the sum of ������85,390.22 having been paid  ���������during the year. Taking the last four  years, a total sum of $345,270 has been  paid to Policyholders in this way, giving an average'of $80,319. During the  same four years the net interest and  rents received have been sufficient to  pay the net claims arising from deaths,  and leave a surplus of $153,840; and  during the same period, the. expense  ratic has been gradually brought down  a result, in view of the volume of new  business maintained and the existing  conditions, your Directors betieve will  bear   most  favorable comparison.  Tour Directors, after careful consideration, concluded that the improvement in business generally would war-  mil them building on the vacant, land  on Queen street, which forms part of  (he Head Office block, and they have  acoordingly erect od a throe-storey  brick building containing eight stores  and two flats, the latter used as showrooms. All were occupied, as soon as  finished. The balance of the vacant land  south of the stores has boon ground-  rented, and the lessee has erected a  brick building thereon, for warehouse  purposes, so that what was non-productive, is now yielding a very fair return, in addition to paying taxes and  all  other charges.  Your Directors also, though receiving  a good rental for Iho Yonge street  bhops in the Head Office building deemed it wise, when tho corner store became- vacant some lime ago, to make  changes in tho construction of the  fronts on Yonge street and part of  Richmond street, by which the heavy  piers, which wore undesirable from a  commercial standpoint, will give place  to a construction' thai will admit of  moro window space, and by that means  be more suitable.for the purposes for  which "(he space is, likely to bo used.  These -changes'are' now being made,  and will shortly lie finished, and the  whole space has boon lot at satisfactory rentals, and will be occupied as  soon as tho changes aro completed. It  will also be satisfactory to learn thai  the Head Office building is filling up  with good tenants at fair rentals and  with  good prospects.  Reference was made in the last annual report to the returns from tho  properties taken over in the City of  Toronto, and your Directors are. now  able to report a still further improvement iu the returns, with better prospects for tho present year both as to  rents  and sales.  The' Directors are pleased to report  continued diligent and faithful services  Oiimtundimi anuac:cr.eu irram........  Jnlfrct and Kent, due.and accrued...  C������l> in bankit, and sundries.     101,802 .ij  .$4,200,193 2$  .. 1,338,316 4!  .. f04,224 M  .. 202 01,9 57  12S,i(W 4-  JG 825,116 81  Liabilities.  ITm SI and 45 per cent..  ..$6,230,728 00  (Ucsm vc GoYOrnmtnt Siandaru *0.178,<U3 00.)  Capital BtoikPaia up      100.000 0-J  Sundry Iloms   CuhSunJue   Cash Surplus (aoTcrnraent Standard).  Capital Btodf   311,721 24  ���������     303,'J77 05  Sti.S2o,nf>,81  .������ 418,201; Oi  .. 1,000,000 iO  TOTAJ, SURPLUS SEOURirY FOB        .,.,.���������_. ���������  rOMCV HOLDERS $1,410,206 (b  ��������� AUDITOR'S REPORT.  We beg to report thai we Have com-  ���������pleted the audit of the books of ihe as-  to-ialion for the year ending December  31sr, 1898, ami have examined the vouchers connected therewith and oertifylhat  ihe financial statements agree with tho  books aiid are correct.  The securities represented in the assets, with tho exception of those lodged  with ��������� ' the Dominion Government,  amounting to 884,500, and , those deposited with tho Government of Newfoundland, amounting to $25,000, have  been' examined and compared with the  books of the Association, and are cor-  reot, and correspond with the schedules  and ledgers.  Tie bank balances and cash are certified as correct.  .W. R. HARRIS, R. F. SPENCE,  Audi tors.  Toronto, -March' 4th,   1899.  Sir W. P. Howland, President, in  moving the adoption of the report and  financial statement,  said:���������  "It affords us sincoro pleasure, gentlemen, tobei able tot present you with  tlie report and statements in regard to  (he business and the position of the  Company which you have just read.  They afford evidences of satisfactory  progress and_success in every department of the Company's business. The  now business secured during the year,  notwithstanding the increased competition, was somewhat in excess of that  obtained in the previous year, and at  the end of the year we had insurances  in force aggregating $29,677,418, an increase of ������1,315,413 over ihe amount in  force at the end of 1897. This large  and satisfactory amount of business  has all boon obtained while the expense ratio of the company has been  less than that of the previous year,  which pi'oves that tho business of  th;> association continues to be of a  permanent and jcli.ible character. The  death claims for tho voar aggregated  S13a,<j3i which were 5*39,893 less than  those of the previous year.- Our financial statements show an increase in income for ihe year of ������16,670. There  was p.iid to policyholders during the  year the large sum of $455,973, and our  cash surplus over all liabilities according to the government standard of  valuation is .������41fi,20;i, an increase over  the previous year of $50,307,000.  "We consider ' that thosii facts fully  justify usinlhe belief that they will  prove eminently satisfactory to our  policyholders and shareholders, and  will insure i he continuance of the generous support which the company has  received from   Ihe publio."  Mr. \V. H. Beaity, Vice-President, in  seconding the adoption of the report,  sain :���������  "I will jusl make one remark, which  I atn sure you will be delighted to  hear, and f think it will ho particularly gratifying, to the gentlemen of  the field staff, namely, that this year  down to the present time the business  scoured is largely in excess of that for  th" coi responding period of last year,  O'mI i^ jr-faier t i. n that of any previous yi������n t ".  M AV. Mac,->nald, in moving the resolution thanking the President, and  directors of (lie association for. their  faithful attention to the affairs of (ho  company during the past year, said:���������  "I do not think, in view of the report which wo have just hoard read  and the rt'iiinrk" of the President and  .thbon<> remark made by tho Vce-Pres-  ���������d>tt, 'lull ��������� t'lw'r'ion of this kind  oti������r'>' to bo ' ������������������.*'���������!erfd of a forma)  {������������������.i������t-<nl,>r.- Asa pol cvholder I have  1>ik a great d*"' rr wi'i^faction in suh-  ; ,.i:..������ -.���������!..,.';.,n.- -ivido upon my  premiums on' of th- profits, and I have  boen a shn��������� * --ldT with very considerable satisf.T'ism to myself, and while  it i." true tint the Prcsid nt, Vice-  President ant1 Directors aro in one  sense .dning ni more-than their tlui.y  iri .lnoki.ip carefully after the affairs  of lli������ .lssc-'ialimi as has been done  1'is' yis-ir, yrt: T-'thlnk that it is due  to in'c-i that there should be an car-  r"-si word of appreciative thanks, see-  '",,������ that the duty has been so well discharged as in . the present,   case.      I  thereforo have much pleasure in moving this resolution."  Rev. Mr. JMcGillivray, in seconding  this resolution, taid :���������"I share  very fully with ihe pleasure of  the mover of this resolution in  rising to second it. My pleasure  does not reach quite as far as that of  the mover. Ho is both a policyholder  and a stockholder. I only have the  privilege of being a policyholder in the  Confederation Life Association, but I  fee' in that particular I have, in c������m-  mon wilh all policyholders, a very good  and a very safe investment, and If it  does not yield any very immediate xa-  turnu it is sure to yield very satisfactory returns in due time, if not to myself, to others."  "JNo one can read tho statement or  hear it read without being fully satisfied with the very satisfactory way in  which the ��������� business of the assoeia-  tion has l>een conducted and prosecuted  during the year.  "It is interesting to notice that  tho income from premiums is very  near the million maik and that the  income from interest and rents has  been more th'in sufficient to pay, all  <hz death olaims during the year.  "Speaking for the policyholders and  as one who has now been a policyholder for twenty years I have very  great pleasure in expressing my entire  satisfaction with the way in which the  business of the company is conducted,  and the splended exhibit which has  been presented to us of the past year  assures one that the greatest possible  care has been bestowed upon our affairs by the directors and officers of  the association, and with very great  satisfaction I second the resolution  proposed by Mr. Macdonald."  A resolution thanking the officers  the members of the agency and office  staffs for their faithful service in tho  interests of the association during the  past year was proposed by Mr. W. II.  Gibbs , and seconded by Hon. James  Young'and replied to by many of those  present, the members of the field staff  generally expressing themselves highly gratified with the very encouraging report of -the operations of the  association for the past year which  has been presented  to  tho meeting.  All tho retiring Board of Directors  were unanimously re-elected, and  IDEAL Automatic  SCHOOL DE8KS,  ���������   .TEACHER8' DHSK8  Bf������oatalop.e.   AHB   TABLE*.  Tha OlIWo 3n������elatty Hf*T. 0o*  Xiimited,  122 and 12* B������T St., Torjut������-  Factory: Newmarka*  BOILER    MAKERS-Good     wages*  steady  employment.     Brantford  is pleasantly located, living cheap.  WATEROUS ENGINE WORKS CO.,  Limited, Brantford.   VISE HANDS���������Good wages, steady  employment.    Brantford is pleat*-  antly located, living cheap.  WATEROUS ENGINE WORKS CO..  Limited, Brantford.  .*���������>^       THE VALUE OF ^a*.  mmR&mm  ^g������g% A PAHTUWEHT.HEBIC1NE.  B<   Itlusr, la exquisite   Pluah-llueei ������~a������������������  tor seUlnr 1 dos dalaty padc������l������ of  Hellolroue. Bosa and Vlolot W-  Thll  tewUrnl  Gold-Shell  olltnlr������  " usr, la ei  eel cam,  -OU..HOM ana vioiot pK;  fume. NO eron orsawdwi. Bell  at 10c. each K.'urn_ui ������1.30a������������  roeslre rlag FPIEB J>J ������'<"������  mall. Liberalcommtsaloa, Ifur*- .  ferred.1   UiuoRlcooa. rararaaDla.  HOME SUPPKY CO.,  Dept. ������iV Toronto, 0������t.  ���������  the meeting of tho new board held im  mediately after ihe adjournment of  the annual meeting Sir W. P. Howland, O. B., K.CM.G.,, was re-elected  President and Messrs. Edward Hooper  and W. H. Beatty Vice-Presidents.  Watch,  with   guard    oi  ohalelaine f or8ell!x>e3 dor.  ot cur   (ull-eiied   Linen  DojliesatlOcoaob.; Lady's  8t������rllrutSllvor Watch foreollmg  5 dor.   Doylies In latest and  jireltieit design.   They aell at,  tight.  Write and we ������end them  . i poatpald. Sell thorn, return our  at j rnoneyandwe promptly forward  Susan Cunningham, Faughiletra,  county Armagh, died on the 5th ult.,  at tho age of 104 years. She was able  to relate many ot the incidents of the  rebellion   of  1708.  W P C 965  CALVERT'S  Carbolic Disinfectants. Soaps, Ointment, Tooth Powders, etc.. havo been  awarded 100 medals mid diplomas for superior  oxcellenoo. Thi'ir regular uao prevent infectious diseases. Ask your dea'er to obtain a  6upply.   I.islH mailed free on application.  F. 0. CALVERT & CO.,  MANCHESTER.    -   -     ENGLAND.  your watoh free. Unsold dojllM .      ,  fgHimable.      UNEND0YLYC0.,Dtpt., '1,,'Toronto  Do Laval Cream Separators,  ALPHA���������"AHD *HU row"!.  emiADlllH DAIRY SUPPLY CO.,  Ol" Montreal and Winnipeg  8ole Agenta for Canada.  ROYAL MAIL  STEAMSHIPS  St John, If .B., aud Halifax, tu Iiherpool, cilliru.at  Londonderry. I.arjr" ������\nd fast twin screw steamships  "LiBBiDOH." "Vancouver, "acoiBMAN.'  Superior accommodation lor First Cabin, Second Cabin and Steerage passengers. Rate* ot  passage���������First Cabin. $55.00; Second Cabin,  435; Stoerajje $22.50 and upwards according to  "teauier and berth. For all information apply  to Local Agents, or David Torhanck & Co.,  Gonl Ai?onts. 17 St. Sacrament St., Montreal.  Sllloa Poultry Qrlt if tho bent iliuestpr In the market  I.AURUNTIAN SAND & GRAVEL Co., Montreal.  ONE NIGHT.  tJrunc.A forit Price 10*.  MONTREAL  The " gftlmoral." Frea Bus flsffff  Entn������lini&LlSIY9       aiiunaprclfio.r.entbjmni'.  on receipt of $1    DK. ROUBY. P.O. Boa 365, Montreal.  CUTTING SCHOOL-^ ^toDrrcM.  a.oirue. C. & O. SCHOOL CO.,  Montreal.  OK������4ivnnlifin KVAPORATORS   FOR  MAPI*.  IrfVC&BnpiUli        SVUUP.   dwlogue fiec.  O. IT. IS RIM MFG. CO., Mon'-re*].  Aflpocially those  whoh..vc foiled  to tie cured elsewhere, write to  Dr. Arnott, Btrltit who will coimoc* you he oan euro you  stammerers ^  Skisi Oiseases b������$1S  tUeutlc Pomade. $1.00 by ni.iil.   Writ* Viof.   Lecours,  rliarinavitt, 370 (.'rait St, Monlri'.il.  IE you h..v������ anj APPLES, BUTTER, EGOS or POULTRY  toshin, ibiuthem to  The  Dawsoi] Commission   Co,   Liqited^  Tost oaaa.'ftna.-',  Mills. Mills & Halo9,  Barri8tors,������ic. romovoil  to Wesley BldgB., Richmond 13U W.. Toronto.  FARMER'S SON WANTED  With knowliilKt o[ farmstock : fair education : lo worj  in on ollit'f! for the VoUirinary Scioncu AKSociution: SS0!  ner year; personal Interview neoe?s ry. Mivt tin over 21  veare of age, and able to <Ieiwsit������300 in cash aa 'ccurity.  Auiily In writ Inn, giving full iiarticulan. Head OHloo,  Vcterir^iry Science Association, London, Ont.  TORONTO CUTTING   SCHOOL.  ,Wri .o for Fj*cfal (arms durinp January and February.  S. CORUIOAN,   113 Yongo-Sr."  StamitiererSlsli  of incessant toil, the Iruit of itcan teyours. Call orwrit.'  W. K. BATE, Socialist, 3S2 Oollsge St., Toronto.  RETURNS IN ONE WEEK.  Wo want, good Buttor, Eerfa, Poultry, etc.  Ship to us, aDd von will have your cash  in a  week or lcs������   Tli K AIKKNHBAD PROOUCK  CO., 83 Front St., K., Toronto.  4>  F.1THKR  BINOLK  notiBLr; tube.  CantO O. D. tu aay arWr.sa'  W        '. a.o'.loo if i.quojiad.  \Vm. li. Northam, Toronto, Ont.  Oaly ln*ltn������lou In C.uada for th. ojis ol  etary ������ha.������ of spoeoh d.frct    Bstabllshod  lu Toronto. 1690.    Cure aaarantasd.  OHUBoffS AXTTO VOCE ^N8T1T1?TK,  B pemtaroka tu, Toronto, Onnaria  fjO  OF OUR STUDENTS haye recently taken good  **������      situations, and four positions remain nnnlled.   ,  iTBATFOIUO, ONT. We Uach rail bnsln*fta���������no Imitation or nonsense. In fair competition our graduate*  ar. nearly always chosen. Bailoem men appreciate oaf  wort. Best Oommeroial School in CanaUa. Enter now,  OUoular. free. w   }   ELUOTTt pr,nclpal.  , Send name and address and  mo will send 2 doz- pkf. special Sweet Tea Sueds, to sell  ni 10c. per packaae. Katura  \id the money and  we   will    nend yon boys or girls' 8t������m-  ninil Wale >, guaranteed t;mekeeper, with chain,  Eti'i ERPRISE AGENCY CO., Toronto.  On Trial  WE SEND THE  AYLMER  SPRAY  PUMP,  ANDERSON  FORCE  PUMP,  On   these Urim.   Ho nicker,  ttt  Vackiug.   Will Ift&t a lifetinic.  For Illustrated Cat&losaes. ad-  drees  AYLMER IRON WORKS*  J. W, ANDERSON,  Aylmer, Ont.  HEALTH RESTORED -S^nrTtS:  most diwrdereil Stomach. Lunus, Nerres, Liter, Blood,  Blail iw, Kidneys. Brain nnd Breath by  ffftan 3<sn"i!������u5a     Revalenta  WU scarry S   Arabioa Food,  which Satea Invalids and Children, anS olso Sears suo-  eeasfully Infanta whose Ailments anil Debility have ran  elstea all other treatments. It digests when all otnar  Food la rejectod. sates 60 times its cost in raediotne.  5iT������l ������F������.������v ������.������.? Inrarlable Success. 100,000  18 ������t?*lr5I^S AnnualOures of Constipa-  %JJ H S������������bB ������5������ t|oa, yutttlonoy. Dyspepsia  ludtaaatlon, Consumption, Biahetm. Bronchitis, Infla-  Jn������a7 Coughs Asthma, Catarrh, Thlegn), Diarrhosa,  Henoru'Dahlllty, 81eepleasness, Dospondenoy,  ��������� (Limited),  , 77 Regent  ���������.,���������_���������. ���������       ��������� ������J        8treet,  London, W., al.o In Parie, 14 Bno de OaatlgWon. and  at ill Qroeera. Chemists, and Stores ererywhere, .o tins,  li.".M-.������<^������bi?������������- Sent carriage free. .A.m Du  KitVs Re������l������mU^iBCulta, in tins, 8������. 6d. ������n"������L _���������,.  Ai?u (or Canada: The T. Baton Co., UialUHt, Toronto.  -i-*' ,!TiL>������ ,  if.  rM"*A  ������������������. -i    i*  T      I  S     \ ���������>        l     -*       ia-    ���������   -     L^-V       I."-- ������ *   * - ' Ft m 1 '  -tr  M  * s.  ���������v.������������������'"  "isrm������ ���������"������������������������"���������-j->���������������"vi"-   J"S" " ���������*"  i1^^. ������^.'  *' .  M*  ���������'**���������'.'-'  m  tip THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1899.  .-x  tCbeflDtntnolRevtew  SATURDAY VAPRIL 15,  3899-  TH AT LAW.  To  the credit of tho miners, of the  Slocan at l^ast,  it must be Baid, they  have been no party to any agitation  in any way, shape or form, in connection -with the eight-hour  movement.  With, perhaps, a few exceptions the  mine owners in the Slocan treat their  men well, giving them good board and  comfortable quarters, and in these conditions the men generally seem satis.-  fied.   The government   on their orvn  responsibility inaugurated   a  radical  reform in legislation,  and it very naturally,  from   its   character,   gave   a  foundation to a commotion.   Lest we  ���������hould be misunderstood, in thi3 connection, we have simply to say that  ������ur strictures on the setion of the government in this particular would have  equal force   in   any   other direction.  What we mean is that no government  is justified in   making any sweeping  changes in aay section of legislation,  the enforcing of which disturbs ami-  '   eable relations, unless asked  to do it  duties,  by a substantial section of the community.   Our reference to the late Act  has no more application to the eight-  hour   movement   than it has to any  other reform.   It may be, as a few suggest,   that Martin,   of Rossland, embodied the eight-hour proposition in  his election platform ;  but Martin, of  Rossland, is no more the representation of the Province, than is Rossland  the whole of British Columbia.   There  is   no   questioning the fact that   all  labor movements are in the direction  of shortening the hours of labor in all  callings;   and when it is understood  that ��������� one hour's work a day exacted  from  every .adult, in the world, mule  aad^ female, would   feed   the world's  population as well as it is fed, the lessening of labor hours will be the better  understood.   -  No one will deny that eight hours  underground mining, even in this favored locality, is a heavy tax   on the  human  constitution;   and   with  the  drift of labor sentiment, as it is the  world over.ihe shorter time is bound to  ' some into operation here as elsewhere,  when public demand drifts that way.  and the conditions of men and mines  .become adopted to it.. The ridiculous  .feature of the matter in this instance,  \however, is in the ill-considered and  undetermined position" of the government���������in their jump in the dark and  difficulty .in finding footing when they  alight.   Politicians may do any ting to  catch votes; but statesmen will never  pass measures whose every feature and  consequence are not well   considered  before the bills are drafted, much more  passed.    The   sensible   people of the  country, summing up,   will  now say  that if the amending law in question  was sufficiently bad to call   for this  hesitancy on the part of the govern-  inent.it should never have been passed;  and, if it is good, it should be enforced  when passed let the consequences be  what they may.   It has remained for  our progressive government���������the one  that boasts of phasing 110 Bills in a  session���������to   pass   Acts   and   suspend  them, like Mohammet's coffin between  hell and heaven���������too low down for the  angels to  weep   over them,   and too  high to be applicable to humanity..  those   who desire it for  entering the  colleges of the country lor professional  pursuits.    In this advance   step the  government.and the school board have  done their duty in placing such facilities at the doors of the people free of  charge   to parents and   pupils alike.  The remainder rests with the parents  and children.   There are several boys  and girls   in   the city   and   adjacent  points up to 16 yc ars of age and older  who   have  little   or  nothing   to   do.  Every one   of, these ought to attend  school for the benefit it may do them,  and the showing it will give the city  from an educational stand point.   Parents   should in   no   respect interfere  with   the   teachers' methods, but instead concur  in  the latter, and thus  strengthen the hands of the teachers.  From such a course, the best results  all around will surely follow.   If the  parents aid the teachers,they and their  children will receive the benefits; the  schools will flourish ; and if the place  grows, as we all think it will, it will  shortly place us in a position to demand and secure still better facilities.  In a word, let parents see that every  available pupil in the place io sent to  school,  and   that   the   hands   of the  teachers are supported in their trying  the country from disastrous consequences. No blame can be attached  to the miners for discontent in this  connection. They read an eight-hour  law on the statute, mischievous in  many of its features though it be, and  they simply Bay we want the law observed. They are perfectly within  their legal sphere in saying this and  acting accordingly. They are in no |  way responsible for the damaging features of the law; these are the funeral  of the government.  KEEP YOUR JOBS.  OUR SCHOOL.  Mr. J. J. Boran, of Donald, who holds  a first-class certificate, grade A., telegraphs the Sandon School Board  that  he will be here to-day  (Saturday) to  take up the principalship of our public school on Monday.   He will commence in the present school building  and continue for a short time  till better arrangements can be made.   This  announcement suggests a duty to parents.   For months past there has been  a clamor, long and loud, for a;male  teacher, and, now that there is one.en-  gaged,  the matter rests  entirely with  the parents whether the school will be  a success or not.   There are altogether,  including Cody and the district tributary to.,. Sandon, some 85 children of  school age, from which there ought to  be a regular attendance of 50 or 60.  The government expects as an average  oyer 40���������the maximum for one teacher.  and   will   not   continue   the   second  teacher here unless   the average   attendance is over that number.    With  Well educated, successful teachers, like  the two tlie city will now have,   boys  and girls  can be fitted here for all the  ordinary business pursuits of life, and  'TIS COMING.   ���������  From  the best information we can  get, the government is going to play  the big baby role over this eight-hour  law.   Instead of assuming the responsibility themselves for an Act of their  own creation,  they are going to   instruct    the   .representatives   of   the  Kootenay country   to sound theircon-  stituents, and if they^nnd.the measure  is npproved of in the Kooteny, the law  will be enforced, if not, it will be repealed.   This brings the matter to our  representations in last week's issue���������  the government should have learned,  whether or not, such a measure would  be aeceptable   to   the   people before  they'paused, the Act.   Had they taken  this, the etateman's course, and   not  the pot-house politician's, in "the first  place,    all   trouble,/.~lconfusion--and  loss to the country, jthat must now result   inevitably, - would   have    hjeen  averted.   Had they said last session,  "Gentlemen   of  the   Legislature,   we  favor such a ���������law. -   Ascertain before  next session whether or not it would  be serviceable, and if found serviceable  we will pass it next session." ��������� In the  interval     all  interests   would   adapt  themselves to the impending changes,  and the reform would have   come in  without injury to any one.   We want  it distinctly understood that The Review favors eight hours aa the standard day's work; lout we would like to  see men free to hire for longer hours  without penalties, if they and   their  employers find it to the interests of  both so to do.   We want liberty of the  subject, and not slavery to tlie" caprice  of an incompetent government.   We  want a man free to work on  hisw.own  property as long as he likes every day  without fear of a penalty from   despotic   potentates.    Enforcing   such a  law as this one is, in all itb  hideous-  ness, apart from the eight hours itself,  means   a shut down  of all the mines  fer months, the driving away of capital from the country, and ultimately,  when the storm and its disastrous conse  are past, a $3.00 camp, which  no sane  man desires tc see.   Instead of making an  important matter   like   this a  football for the politicians to turn to  account,   through   fraud,    give   due  netice of an incoming eight-hour law  that   will leave   employers   and  employees a freedom in which to arrange  after details, as may be most advantageous  all around, with immunity  to  To most people it will appear evident that iii this day of impending  labor commotions, unlimited reports  of strikes in 'mines, and fabulous finds,  the best advice one can give to laboring men���������practical miners included���������  is, if you have a good job keep it.   Reports are in.the air of fabulous wealth  found in "the Klondyke and the Atlin  country; but.when sifted down it will  be found that the percentage of those  who succeed in such places, of all who  go there  for wealth,   is indeed very  small, usually one in a thousand and  often less.    To'look   at   the  matter  aright it is not wisdom to take such  desperate chances.  Nor is it wisdom for the industrial  as classes to go to new booming fields  the Boundary country, for experience  teaches that it is not until properties  are developed that openings for labor  are provided. Our best information,  from these who know all about it, is  *hat there are thr������e or four men in the  Boundary coui.try to-day for every one  for whom there is employment.  It will not be so - in the Slocan, in a  very short.time, if elements now on  the horizon-.do not ��������� interfere to'inter-  rupt the  natural condition of things.  From' lake to' lake. there   are   now  some   75 mines, _ that should employ  from ICto 200 men���������in all probably  3,000   at .$3.50 per  day.     No doubt  ���������he work is hard'and wearing; but at  such   wages thrifty single   men   can  save $500'a year," ror enough in four or  five years to start them comfortably  in something,'perhaps more to their  liking.   Sticking'cl������sely to this, it appears to us is the best course for men  who are dejrtfntfffiffton their "own labor  for -'their "fiiture 'Success-:   fyjfiil"riot;  of course, give the   fortunes younger  years are_afways:pIoo'fcirig' for; but it  will place' the'earner of'siicn wages irj  a position to-live' comfortably in-after  j ears,   with careful   management, of  more congenial * business,   which, is  better than.,Ihe average lot of Humanity as things'g'ofrom year to year.  the inventor, baa just formed a syndicate fora constructing line on his new  system   between   between   Liverpool  and  Manchester.  ' He calls it   "The  Lightning Express Railway."    It will  make   the distance   of about   thirty  miles   in twenty minutes,   including  stops.   Between stations the cars will  frequently attain a speed of two miles  a minute.   The trains run on,a single  rail set several feet above ground on  trestle work, and the motive power is  [furnished   by electricity.    The   cars  somewhat resemble a big oblong bun,  turned upside down, with wheels set  thick along the part that answers for  the bun crease, and hedged about with  guide wheels, so that it cannot-jump  the track along which it is propelled.  Work   on   the   Liverpool   and   Manchester road will begin within a few  months.    The first   line of the kind  buiJt by Mr. Behr near Brussels, Belgium,  has been in operation several  months.  fllNINQ STOCKS  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every Representation Guaranteed.  SEVERE DIARRHCEA.     '  "Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild Strawberry cured my~chiid'"of a severe attack of diarrhoea, and I highly recommend it to mothers as the best medicine for bowel complaints of children."  Mrs. O'Flynn. .North Valley, Ont.  ���������M.' Harris  SANDON. B. C.  'Twill purify tha  systam���������Giva you  strength and  energy.  This  ring.  Very few people escape the enervating  influence of spring- weather.  There is a dullness, drowsiness and  inaptitude for work on account of the  whole system being- clogged up with impurities accumulated during the winter  months.  The liver is sluggish, the bowels inclined to be constipated, the blood impure,  and the entire organism is in need of a  thorough cleansing.  Of all "Spring Medicines," Burdock  Blood Bitters is the best. ���������   \  - It stimulates the 'sluggish liver to activity," improves the appetite,'acts on the  bowels and kidneys, purifies and enriches  the, blood, removes all poisonous products, and imparts new. life and .vigor to  those who are weak'arid debilitated.  LEHDS  Them HII���������  Lambert's Syrup  Douglas Pine  Will cure your cold when all  others fail.   Try it and prove  it.   Sold by all druggists.   ���������'  - Price 25c a bottle.  L  Having opened business in tha  premises opposite the Clifton house, I  am prepared to do all kinds of Boot  and Shoe Making and Repairing in the  latest and neatest style. r,  A trial order solicited. Satisfaction  guaranteed.  NO ORDER TOO SMALL  ANB NONE TOO LARGE.  LOUIS/THE SHOEMAKER.  Louis Hupperten.    '  "Probably no single drug  is employed in nervous diseases with effects so markedly beneficial as those. of  cod-liver oil."  These are the words of  an eminent medical teacher.  Another says: "Thehy-  pophosphites are: generally  acknowledged as valuable  nerve tonics."  Both these remedies are  combined in Scott's Emulsion. Therefore, take it  for nervousness, neuralgia,  sciatica, insomnia and brain  exhaustion.  50c. and $1.00, all druggists. !'  SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, Toronto.  It may now be taken for granted,  from the'telegrams that..have been received in- different* parts of the province from Victoria,- that the government will aot enforce the eight-hours  amendment. We ask those who have  taken exception to our comments on  the government for. passing a law that  nobody asked for, if this does not plaoe  the vote-hunting . government in a  most humiliating position. If they  had made the amendment fix eight  hours as a day's work under ground,  and avoided penalties for non-observance, every man in.-the country would  have endorsed it. Under such "j\ law  the per diem wage question /would  soon have been settled, and le''t over-  time or undertime/to be arranged between employers and employes, as  interests called for it. As the law  stood, however, if a few men owned a  claim and worked on it themselves  under ground longer than eight hours'  a day, they were liable to a penalty as  a man hired would Be." This thing of  rushing through legislation to catch  votes is the work Of the political trickster, and should be discouraged by all  respectable people. The proper course,  in taking up a measure, is fiist to con-  consider whether or not the public demand it; the next is a consideration  of its effects in the country ; and if  they are seen to be serviceable, ultimately pass it and force its adoption,  let the consequences be what tbey  may. If it is found to be impracticable, though a. vote-catcher, in the  name jof  common sense   discard   it.  7 Bij; Mr. Wm. J.  Hepburn writes  Boils,    from Cehtralia,  Ont.:    "I  can  sincel-ely say that Burdock Blood'  .. Bitters is the best spring--medicine on the  -"market.'"'-Last spHng- my blood got out  of order, and I had' seven or eight good'  sized boils come out on my body, and the  one on my leg was much'larger than as '  eJTST-, I grot a bottle of Burdock Blood  Bitters,'and inside of sis days, when'only  half tho bottle was taken, there wasnt  a boil to be seen."' I have recommended  B.B.B. to different people in our village,  and all derived benefit from it.     I wish  B.B.B. every success, as it is indeed a  great medicine for the blood."    '  B.B.B. is a highly concentrated vegetable compound���������teaspoonful doses���������add  water yourself.  Croft's Blend���������the best Scotch  ���������  Whiskey in Canada at .the  Clifton..  John Buckley, Proprietor.   '  A. MILLOY, L. D. S.  DENTIST.'  Rooms in -Virginia block, Sandon, B.C.  . X.: GrimmetVJJLL.;8.  Solicitor,  .Notary..,  -Public, Etc;   ' - ��������� -���������  Sandon,  1 .   i-:>'.:   .'jit  ��������� Barrister, _/  B.C.  AN*  FAINTER, PdFERHdNQER,  KflLSSrilNER, &EC2RAT2R  Will attend to orders from town  or country. Command of the  - largest and best assorted stock  of WALL PAPER in the Kootenay country. Orders may be  left at Cliffe's Bookstore or at  my residence, Sandon.    ���������'."'...'        ,  FUR & WOOL CO.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200 to 208 First Ave. No.  rilNNE/lFOUS, niNM.  Shipments Solicited.  Write for Circular.  ><^. ^jjtt. ^atiK ���������^5j������J2j^ "J2^/>'^/>^,���������*��������� 00 '00 ��������� 00 '00' 00  00 ��������� 00..':00_ ���������yam'* 00 ��������� 00r*\t.>o&< ��������� >������������, *^t. ��������� ^sk  This  least.  is   our view   of the matter  at  Single Rail Railroad.  *  *  An English inventor has built a railroad on which trains run regularly at  the rate of 100 miles an hour, and frequently attain a speed of from two to  three milea a minute. It is a.practical  achievement,'with full-sized cars capable of carrying 100 passengers each,  bo practical, indeed, that IV B. Behr,  *'  CLIFFE & CO.,  Sandon.  ��������� >n������v. "^H. ^jfc,. "si.,, ^n^ . ^tv^V^sn'. ������S* .jar', 09 .00, 00 .  ���������*^8i> ^wflia>^iflfcB^ <<3gfe.^Q& *vgg>**\r^^tor <&!���������������>' <$Qi������r <ff5S^-������Sj^* iffrgsi  ��������� ,gsy * ^gst*. ^jnsr" ��������� 00' 00 ' 00**\r^te*. " ^*os\ "^9bm ���������.Vaaa. ������**>*,. ��������� ^E&t * i  THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, APRIL iS, 1899.  m  Important Announcement by the Minister of Mines.  Table Showing the   Pro Rata Amounts  to Be Charged  for Portions  {,       of the   Year.  The current issue of the British Columbia Gazette imorig other matters  contains the following announcement.  In re acts to amend the Mineral ,and  Placer mining Acts, 1899, made by the  minister of^mines.  The following table will  show the  scale of fees   to be charged   for   free  miners' certificates   covering   only a  portion of the year:  Certificates issued between���������:  1st of June and 18th June  $5.00  19th June and 6th July    4.75  7th July and 24th July....;    4.50  25th July and 11th August 4.25  12th August and 30th Aug    4.00  31st Aug. and 18th September..   3.75  19th Sept. and 7th October    3.50  8th Oct. and 26th Oct    3.25  ���������  27th Oct. and 14th November...   3.00  15th Nor. and 2nd December...   2.75  3rd Dec. and 28th Dec    2.50  21st Dec. and 7th January    2.25  .   8th Jan.and 25th Jan...:..: '  200  "   26tn Jan. and 12th February...   1.75  ' 13th Eeb. and 2nd March    1.50  - 3rd March and 20th March..'...    1.25  - 21st March and 7th April    1.00  8th April and 25th April 75  26th April and 13th May 50  14th May and,31st May     .25  These aates are in all cases inclusive, and the practical result is that  the licenses will be 25 cents for every  18 or 19 days.  In order to make the matter still  clearer the notice given on March 16th  is reproduced as follov^,:  "Notice is hereby given that an individual free miner's certificate taken  '��������� out or renewed' before tho 1st May,  1899, is valid for one or more years  from the date of issue.  "An individual free miner's certificate taken out or renewed alter the 1st  May 1899, and before the 31st May,  1899, will be valid only until such 31st  May. , ,  "The fee for such certificate for such  fractional part"of the year, will-be, pro  - rata, proportionate to the fee for the  ���������ntire year. A further free miner's  eeHifica'te may be -Haken out, bating  from theSlstMay* at .midnight, 1899,  and valid for one or more years from  that date. .'   ' . \ .  "A table will be distributed showing  the proportionate rate to'be charged  &r free miner's certificates which are  issued covering only a portion of the  year."  When a man who  has neglected  his health finally  realizes  that  he  is being attacked  by serious ill-  health it is no  time  for halfway measures.  Death    is    an  enemy that  must be  knocked out  in the first  round, or he  is pretty sure  to conquer in  the end.  A weak  stomach, an  impaired     di  gestion and a disordered liver  mean that a man is fighting the first round  with death. Unless he manages to strike  the knock-out_ blow, it means that death  will come up in the second round in the  guise of some, serious malady. When a  man's stomach is weak and his digestion  is impaired, the life-giving elements of the  food he takes arc not assimilated into the  blood. The blood gets thin and weak, and  the body slowly starves. In the meantime  the disordered liver and the sluggish bowels have forced into the blood all manner  of impurities. The body is hungry and  eagerly consumes anything that the bloodstream carries to it. In place of healthy  nutriment, it receives for food foul poisons  that should have been excreted by the  bowels. Continued, this system of starvation combined with poisoning, will wreck  every organ in the body. Naturally, the.  weakest organ will give way first. If a  man is naturally nervous, he will break  down with nervous exhaustion or prostration. If he inherits weak lungs, the consequence will be consumption, bronchitis,  asthma, or some disease of the air-passages.  If he has a naturally sluggish liver, he will  suffer from a serious bilious or malarial attack. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery cures all disorders of the stomach, di-  festion and liver. It purifies the blood and  lis it with the life-giving elements of the  food that build new and healthy tissue. It  is the great blood-maker and flesh-builder  and nerve tonic. It cures 98 per cent, of  all cases of consumption. Thousands have i  testified to their recovery from this dread'  disease under this great medicine.  Dr. Pierce's. Pellets cure constipation.  " .IMPURE.BLOOD"  Always cleansed, purified and enriched  by Burdock Blood Bitters. Mrs. John  Douglas, Fuller P. O., Ont., says: "I  have used B.B.B. for impure blood,  pimples on mv face and sick headache. Four bottles made my skin  clear and free from eruption and cured  me completely."  ���������The above "is the nsrne'atid trade .mark |  "~ of ther original Kidney Pill. '-.   ;  The only, reliable Kidney Pill. . ,  They were placed on tho market by Mr. >  James Doan, Kingsville, Ont., Feb- -  ruary, 1885���������long before other Kidney  -Pills were thought of.   -��������� '  Their phenomenal success in all parts of  the world, as well-as in Canada, has  brought forth many, imitations.  Take nothing that has a name that looks  or sounds like D-O-A-N-'S.  Always, ask  for  D-O-A-N-'S   Kidney .  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It was as well that his prairie (raining, had given,Jefferson Hope the ears  of a lynx. He and his friends had  hardly crouched down before the .melancholy hooting of a" mountain .owl  was heard within a few yards of them,  which was immediately answered, by  another hoot at a small distance. Ac  the same moment ; a'-vague, shadowy  figure emerged from Ihe gap for which  they had,been making-, and uttered the  plaintive signal cry again; on which a  second man appeared out of ihe obscurity.  "To-morrow at midnight," said the  first, who appealed to be i \ authority.  "When, the whip-poor-will \alls-throe  times." - I  "It is well," returned the other.  "Shall  I  tell  Brother Drebber?"  "Pass it on to him,- and from .him to  the  others.   Nine Mo  seven!"  "Seven to five!" repeated the: other,  and the two figures flitted away in  ���������different .directions. Their concluding words had evidently been some  form of sign and countersign. The instant that their footsteps had died  away in the distance, Jefferson Hope  sprung to his feet, and, helping his  companions through the gap, led the  ,way aoross the Holds at" full speed, supporting nnd half carrying the girl  when her strength appeared to fail  her.  "Hurry onl hurry onl" he gasped  from time to time. . "Wo are through  the line of sentinels. Everything depends on speed.   Hurry on!"  Once on: the high-road they made  rapid progress. Only once did they  meet anyone, and then they managed  to slip into a field, and so.avoid recognition. [Before reaching the. town the  hunter branched away into a rugged  and narrow foot-path which led to the  mountains. Two dark, jagged peaks  loomed above fhem through the darkness, and the defile which led between  them was the fEagle Ravine, in wbioh  the horses were awaiting them. With  unerring instinct, Jefferson Hope picked his way among the great bowlders  and along tho bed of a .dried-up watercourse, until ho came lo the retired  corner, screened with rocks, where the  -.failhful animals had been picketed.  The girl was -placed, upon the mule,  and old Ferrier upon ' one of Ihe  horses, with ' his money-bag, while  Jefferson Hope led the other'along  ihe  precipitous  and  dangerous  paths.  It was a bewildering route for any  oho who was-not accustomed to" face  Nature in her''1 wildest moods. On the  one sido a great ,crag towered up a  -thousand feet or more, black, stern and  As the sun rose slowly above (ho  'eastern horizon, the tops of the great  mountains lighted up one after the  other, like lamps at a,; festival, until  they were all ruddy and glowing.  The magnificent spactaclo cheered  the hearts of the three fugiiives and  gave ihem fresh energy. At a wild  torrent .which swept out of a ravine  they called a halt and watered their  horses, while they partook of a'hasty  bieakfasl. 'Lucy and her father would  fain have rested longer, but Jefferson  Hope  was  inexorable.  "They will be upon bur track by ibis  time,'- he said. Everything depends  upon i ou r speed.'; Once an fe in Carson,  we may rest" for the remainder of our  lives."  During the .whole Of that day they  struggled on through ihe defiles nnd  by evening they calculated that they  were over th.ii.ly miles from their  enemies. At nigbt-timo they chose Ihe  base of a beetling crag, whe.e the-rocks  offered some protection from the chill  wind, and there,' huddled together for  warmth, they enjoyed a few hours  sleep. J3efore day-break, however,  they were up and on their way once  more. They had seen no signs of any  pursuers, and Jefferson Hope began.to  think that they were fairly out of the  -reach of the terrible organization  whoso enmity they had incurred. He  little knew how far that iron,grasp  could reach, or how soon it was to close  upon.(hem and crush them.  About the middle of the second day  of' their flight their scanty store of  provisions began to run out. This  gave the hunter little uneasiness, however, for there was gomo to bo had  among the mountains/and he had frequently before had to depend upon  his rifle for the needs of life. Choosing  a sheltered nook, he piled together a  few dry branches' and made a blazing  fire, i a(-: which bis companions might  warm themselves, for they were now  nearly five thousand feet . above the  sea-level, and (he air was, bitter and  keen, having lef-hered the' horses and  bid Lucy adieu, he threw his gun over  his shoulder and set out in search of  whatever -'chance might throw in his  way. Looking back, he saw the old  man and the young girl crouching over  the blazing fire, while (he three animals: stood mnl.ionles:,' in the background. Then tho intervening rocks  hid them from his view.  Ho talked for, a couple of miles  through one ravine after another without success, though from the marks  upon the baj-k of (Jie trees, aud other  indications he judged that (here weie  numerous  bears  in   the  vicinity.      At  thousand feet or more backs ernaa ,aX a������er Uto or three hou���������; fruitless  menacing, with long ba^luc -olumns . thinking of turning  upon.his rugged surface like -the rios   ������,i..��������� v,U ,.vps  upon his rugged surface like-the rios i-"""i  ������*���������    ������������������������������������=   i.jx..itt...0  ....    ._ ���������  of some    petrified    monster. ,-On    the   back in despair, when casting his eyes  other hand, a wild    chaos of bowlders ; upwards he saw a sight which sent.a  and  debris made all advance impossi- i thrill  of  pleasure  through  his  heart  ble.   Between the two ran the irregu- ' n"  "'"    ���������"*" "f- "  '.������">r.<r   nimiaclo  lar  track,  so    narrow    in  places  that  they had  to travel in Indian file, and  bo.rough    that only    practiced   riders  could  have traversed: it at all.   Yet,  in spite of all dangers and difficulties,  (he hearts of,.the fugtives were light  within them,"for "every step increased  the    distance  between    them and  the  terrible    despotism  from    which   they  were flying.  They soon had a proof, however, that  they were still within the jurisdiction  of the Saints. They had reached the  very wildest and most desolate portion  of the pass, when the girl gave a  startled cry, and pointed upward.  On a rock whioh overlooked-the track,  uhowing: out    dark and    plain .against  On the ..edge of'- a, jutting pinnacle,  three or four hundred dreet above him,  there'' stood : a oreat'ure somewhat resembling ashoep in appearance, but  armed with a pair of gigantic horns.  Tho big-horn���������for so it is called���������was  acting, probably, a's a -guardian over  a flock which wore-lnvisible to the  hunter; hilt fortunalely-.il was heading  in the opposite direction,.and had not  perceived-him. Lying on his back, he  rested his rifle upon a rock, and took  a long and steady aim before drawing  the. trigger. The animal. sprung into  the air, tottered for a moment upon  the edge of the, precipice, and (ben  came crashing down into (he valley  beneath.  The  creature   was  too  unwicldly  to  .howi ng out    dark.andP ���������������" J^nel  ' lift,   so  the  hunter  contented bimselt  Ihe sky, there stood a solitary sentinel��������� ��������� wUJ)   cuUi one  haunch  aml  He saiv Ihem as soon as tb������r percenea ��������� the  flank.   With   this   trophy  him     and   his  mi   lory    olw   enge  of ^ ho h    fc      d to  rc.  "Who goes  thcie?    rang  Ihiough  thei^.^   ^  fl for   the.evening  m  B1 lent rayine. ! already   drawing   in.    He  had  hardly  "Tnivelers for Nevada     sud Jeff, r- , ^ > Weve������ b8������ore ho realised the  son Hope, with his hand upon the "��������������������� . .,.���������,    u       hi(;h f       , h,      Jn his  which hung by his saddle 'eiMsl  he had  wandered for past the  They  could   see  the  lonelj   wa the, and  lingering  his  gun.  and  peering   down   . u   . t      . fc out (he  ��������� i   them    >.s  if dissatisfied    at     Ulelr ; ,)ath ,vlu<;h  h*   had ,,lkcnHThe valley  reply.     , ������������������.>..  i      ,���������i,���������,i      I in which he found himself divided and  "By whose  peimission?    he ���������iskcd.     18|lb(,ivi<]   ,   , -      ,vm,h  "The Holy  four,    answered renter. ... -,,        ^  His Mormon experiences had taught  him that that was the highest  KuthoriCy  to  which   he  could   rel������r.  "Nine to seven," cried  the sentinel.  "Seven to five," returned Jefferson  Hope, promptly, remembering the  countersign which he had heard in the  garden.  "Pat-:s, anVl the Lord go with you,"  said   the  voice from  above.  Beyond this post the path broadened out. aiul I lie. horses were able to  break into a l.rol. Looking back they  could see Ihe .solitary wain her leaning  upon his gaii. and knew I hat I hey had  passed Ihe outlying prist of the Chosen  People, nnd that, freedom lay before  them.-  .CHAPTKll   V.  All-night their course lay through  intricate defiles and over irregular and  rock-strewn paths.   More     than    once      -^ "���������*.. ..������.. ^,,^^. ....   __  they   lost   their way,  but  Hope's inti- very defile in which h;r had left them,  mute knowledge of the mountains en- Even  in  the darkness he could recog-  abled   them   to. regain  the  track once nize   the  outlines  of  the cliffs  which  more.    When  morning   broke,  a   scene bounded  it.   Th'ey   must,  he.reflooted,  of    marvelous    though  savage beauty he awaiting him anxiously, for he had  Ja������r- before them.   In    every direction heen  absent nearly  five hours. In. the  the great,  snow-capped  peaks hemmed' gladness of his heart he put his hands  (hem in,    peeping    over one another's to ��������� his mouth and  made the glen   Te-  shoulders to the far horizon.   So steep p"ho  to a loud halloo, as a signal that  were  the   rocky  banks on  either side he was coming.    He paused and listen-  werc. so like one another th'.t it, was  impossible lo distinguish' one from the  other. He followed one for a mile or  more; until he came to n mountain t'or-  :rpjit'-wh"i~h::-he was sure that ho. had  never seen before. Convinced that he  had taken Ihe wrong turn, he tried  another,, but wilh the same result.  Night was coining on rapid]j', and it.  was iilmo.s.: dark before he at last found  himself in a defile which, was familiar  to him.' Even (hen it was no easy matter to keep to til's right track, for the  moon- had not yet risen, and the high  cliffs un eilh'cr side made the obscurity  more profound. Weighed down with h?s  burden, and weary from."hi-i exertions,  he. stumbled along keeping up his  heart by Ihe reflection that every step  brought him nearer to Lucy, and that  he carried with .���������him enough to insure  thorn food for the remainder of their  journey.  Ho had now come to'the mouth of the  of them that the larch and the pine  seemed to be: suspended over their  bejids, and to need only a gust: nf  wind to come hurling down upon them.  Nor was the fear entirely an illusion,  for ihe. barren valley was thickly  Rlre.vu with trees and bowlders which  ��������� bad fallen in a similar manner. Even  us they passed,, a great rock came,  thundering; down with; a hoarse rattle  which woke the echoes in the silent  gorges, and sturtlod ihe weary��������� horses  into a gallop.  ed for an answer. None came save his  own cry, which clattered up the dreary  silent ravines, nnd was borne back to  his ears in countless repetitions. Again  he shouted, even louder than before,  and again no whisper came back from  the friends whom he had left such a  short, time ago. A vague, nameless  dread came over him. and he hurried  onward frantically, dropping the. precious food in his agitation.  When'he turned the. corner, bs earn ���������  full  in sight of the spot where  i h > f i'c  had been lighted. There was still a  glowing pile of wood at.hea, (here, but  it had evidently not been tended since  his departuio. The snme dread silence  still, reigned all round. With) his fears  all changed to conviction ho hurried  on There was no living creature near  the" remains of the tiro; animals, man,  maiden, all were gone., It was only  too clear thiit some sudden and', terrible'disaster had occurred during his  absenoe-^-a disaster which had embraced vthem'all and yet had K-ft no traces  behind  it.  Bewildered and stunned by this blow,  Jefferson Hope felt his head spin  round, and had to lean upon his riflo  to save himself from falling. He was  essentially a man of action, however,  and speedily iccoverod from his temporary impotenco. Seizing a half-consumed piece of wood from the smouldering fire, he blew it into a flame, and  proceeded with its holpto examine the  littlo camp. The ground was all  stamped down by the feet of. horses,  showing that a largo party of mounted men had overtaken the fugitives,  and Ihe direction of (heir tracks proved that (hay__had afterward turned  back to Salt Lake City. Had they carried back'both' of his companions with  them t Jefferson Hope had almost persuaded himself (hat they must have  done so, when his eye fell upon an  object which made every nerve of his  body tingle within him. A littlo way  on one side of the camp was a low-lying  heap of reddish soil, which had assuredly not been there before. There was  no mistaking it for anything but a  newly dug grave. As the young hunter approached it, he perceived that a  stick had been planted on it,- with a  sheet of paper stuck in the clefi fork  of it. The inscription upon the paper  was brief, but to (he point:  . . JOHN KERRJER,  Formerly of Salt Lake City.  Died  August  4,  1800.  ��������� The sturdy old man, whom he had  left so short a time before, was gone,  then, and this was all his epitaph. Jefferson Hope looked wildly, round to see  if there was a second grave, but there  was no sign of ono. Lucy had been  carried back by their terrible pursuers  to fulfil her original destiny, by becoming one of the harem of the elder's  son. As the young fellow realized the  certainty of her fate and his own pow-  erlessnes8 ' to prevent it, he wished  that he, too, was lying with (he old  farmer in his last silent: resting-place.  Again, however, his active spirit  shook off- the lethargy which springs  from despair. If there was nothing  else left,,to him, ho could at least devote his life to revenge. Wilh indomitable patience and perseverance, Jefferson Hopo possessed also a power of  sustained vindictivenoss Svhich he may  have learned from tho'iIndians among  whom lie had lived. As ho stood by  Ihe de.solate fire he felt that, the only  ono thing which could assuage his grief  would be thorough and complete retribution brought by his own hand upon his enemies. His strong will and  untiring-energy should, he-determined, be devoted to that one end. With  a grim, "-uhile face ho retraced his  steps to where he hail dropped the food,  and having slixred up the smoldering  fire, he cooked enough to last him for  a few days. This he made up into a  bundle, and, tired as ho was, he set  himself to walk back thiough the  'moun'a'ns up? n the (rack c f ihj A^eng-  ing Angels. ,  For five days, he toiled, toot-sore and  weary, through (ho defiles which he  had already traversed on hoiseback. At  night he fluhg, himself down; among  the rocks and snatched a\ffew hours of  sleep.;.,'.but before- day-break he was  always well on his way. On the sixth  day he reached the Eagle Ravine, from  which they had commenced their ill-  fated flight. Thence he could look  down upon s the homo of the Saints.  Worn and' exhausted, he leaned upon  his rifle and shook his ��������� gaunt hand  fiercely at thei silent,-.widespread city  beneath him. As' he looked at it, lie  observed that Ih^re were flags in some  of the principal streets; and other  signs of festivity. He was still speculating as to what this might mean,  when he heard, the clatter of horse's  hoofs, and saw a mounted man riding  toward him. As he approached, ho recognized him ; as a Mormon named  Cowper, to whoin ho had rendered services at different times. , He therc-  foie accosted him when he got up to  him, with the object of finding out  what Lucy Ferrier's fate had been.  "I am Jefferson Hope," he said.; "You  remember me?"  ./t'he Mormon'-looked: at him with undisguised astonishment���������indeed, it was  difficult to'recognize in this unkempt  wanderer, with ghastly white face and  fierce, wild ��������� eyes, Ihe spruce young  hunter of former-days. Having,' however, at. last satisfied himself as to  his'kienlity, the man's surprise changed to consternation.  "You ��������� fij-u mad to come here," he  cried. "It, is as much as my own life  is worth to be seen lalking with you.  Then- is a warrant agairjst you from  the Holy l-'our for assisting the Kernel's away." '  "I. don't fear them or I heir" warrant," Hope, said, earnestly. "You  must know something of this matter,  Cowper, 1 conjure you bj' everything  you hold dear to answer a few questions. We have always been friends.  For God's sake, don't refuse to answer  me."  "What is. it ?" the. Mormon asked,  uneasily. '���������13o quick. Tho very rocks  have cars and tho trees eyes."  "What has become of T.ucy Ferrier V"  "She was married yesterday tbyoung  Drebber. : Hold up, man, hoJd up, you  have no life left in you.*  "Don't mind me," said Hope, faintly.  He was white to the very lips, and had  sunk down on the stone against which  he had been leaning. "Married, you  say?" ���������  "Married yesterday���������that's ��������� what  those, flags are for on the Endowment  House. There was "some words between young Drehber'and young Stan-  gerson as to 'which was to have her.  They'M both been in'the .party that:  followed them, and .Stangerson had  , shot her father, which seemed to give  j him   the   best  claim; but    when  they  arguet. :it.out;'in .council, , Drebber's  party was the stronger, so the prophet  gave her over: to,1 him.; No one-won't  have her very long, though, for I saw  death in her face yesterday. She is  more, like a ghost than a woman.-Aro  you off, then?"  "Yes, I'm off," said Jefferson Hope,  who had risen  from his, seat.  His face might have been chiseled out  of marble, so hard and.so set was its  expression, while his eyes glowed with  a,baleful light.  "Where aro you goingf".  "Never mind,"' ho answered ; and,  slinging his weapon, over his shoulder,  strode oft down the gorge and so  awaj' into the heart- of the mountains  (o the haunts of the wild beasts.  Among them all there was none so  fietce   'and   dangerous    as  himself.  The prediction of the Mormon was  only loo well fulfilled. Whether it,  was the terrible death of her father"  or (he effects of the hateful marriage  into which she had been forced, poor  Lucy never hold up her head again,  but pined away and died within a  month. Her sottish husband, who had  married her principally for1 tho. sake  of John Fei-rier's property, did not  affect aaiy great grief at his bereavement; but his.othor wives mourned  over her, and sat up with her the  night before the burial, as is the Mormon "custom. " They were- grouped  round the bier in the early hours of  the morning,'- when, to their inexpressible fear, and astonishment, the door'  was flung open, and a savage-looking,  weather-beaten man in tattered garments strode into the room. Without  a glance ox a word to the cowering  women, hG walked up to the white,  silent figure .which had once contained  (ho pure soul of Lucy Ferrier. Stooping over her, he pressed'his lips reverently to her cold forehead, and then,  snatching up her hand, he took (he  wedding-ring  from  her  finger.  "She shall not be buried in (hat,"  he cried, with a fierce snarl, and bo-  fore an alarm could be raised sprung  down the stairs and was gone.. So  strange and so brief was the episode  I hat (he watchers might have found it  hard to believe it 'themselves"or persuade other peoplo of. it, had it not  been for the, undeniable fact that the  circlet of gold whioh marked her as  having been'a. bride had disappeared.'  ,- {[(Toj-Be Continued.) .^  CALENDER^ REPEATS ITSELF.  Use  KIPLING, THE MAN.      - ,    -  Recollections ofthe Poet and Story Teller  by n Girl.  '~������(ottingdean is a fresh, charming lib-  tie place on the south coast of England.  There Sir. Edward Burne-Jones has a  beautiful ; house, and opposite bis  nephew, Mr. Itudyard Kipling, had taken a place for tho summer. My mother used to visit La'dy Burne-Jones, and  we frequently met the, Kiplings therei,  I think he visited no other house in  Rottingdean, because, (hoy said,' "he  had a holy horror of being made a fuss  of." .  He used to settle himself rin his chair  as though he were at peace with all tho  world, and beam upon us beneath hia  gold-rimmed glasses, ,and he had an  odd habit of gesticulating with two  fingers on any emphasized word as il  ho were knocking a nail into it.  Con>uro a rather squat man, with  suoh a ragged, gorse-like mustache that  you must'have liked him very much,  to have let him kiss you. Then a fine-  chin nnd jaw, strong in line, gentle in  contour. And my mother said;.'.'a head  wonderful "-in'.''.breadth'from' temple to  temple." Always.he wore a gray suit  and he never tied his shoe laces.  You could see him with his odd walk  that came from tho shoulders, lurching across the vi lage streets on sunny  afternoons. _ He was sun-browned,  muscular, radiant���������I think, tho happiest man I over met. 1 never saw him  in the .open, but that he was singing  or humming���������buzzing, perhaps, is the  ! better word.  HIS AMUSEMENTS!  Well, he used to" cycle-across to Brighton, when" we all used to stand in the  road to see him start, and ho would return in the evening to dinner. Or we  would miss him for 'two or threo days  and find'he had gone away to Ireland.  Sometimes, with my sister and I, ha  would sit on the bench at Rottingdean  and idle away a morning. At cost ol  infinite trouble he would pile a line ol  stones quite near the water; (hen h������  would scramble , back" to us and we  would all fjro volleys together. We  were allowed .three throws to'his one,  but I think .the ratio was afterward  reversed, because he was^a poor shot.  This recreation ho called "decimating  an enemy's palisade," and as our shots  slowly brought down tho stones, he  would get quite excited, and his shoe  laces become more and more untied.  Also, wo would fling stones out on the  sea, and. in this, <too. we always beat  him. It jnay be, he allowed us to -win,  but at tho same time he never permitted us the idea.  What used we to talk about? Oh,  about dogs and birds and children, of  wh'ch he was genuinely fond, and the  pleasant nothings- at all. Always  there were about him a simple sincerity and a directness of talk which they  say are only met in the very great and  the vejy little. "About his;books���������his  own or any body, else's���������he' never made  Once, when we spoke of In-  Ever.v   Twenty-eight  Years  You  Can  Yoiu-'Old Time Over Agnin  The monthly calendar and the yearly calendar of common years repeat  themselves at the regular intervals of  six, five, six and eleven years, creating  tho calendar sieclo of twenty-eight  years. Our yearly calendars "repeat  themselves in regular . order every  twenty-eight years except when the  last year of the century is not a leap  year; than an irregular interval of  six or twelve years, and, in the caso of  the leap years 72, 76, 80, 84, 88 of such   remark.  centuries  the regular order of twen-   did, he said he went there when he was  ly-eight years is not resumed until the j <Jliito  a ehUd.  nnd   had  Sxtayod,  -^ere  D ���������* l ..a,..,   m.,n,.   ....ova    OV./1   tliol   1,������   lilrn.l    th A  expiration of forty years, , twenty-  eight plus' twelve. Commencing with  the year 1900, each yearly calendar  will repeat,-:', itself twenty-eight years  until the year 2099.  That all centuries must begin on  either Monday, .Tuesday, Thursday or  Saturday, is explained by the fact that  our .calendar -repeats itself every 400  years; th'eref ore ��������� but .four days out of  tho   seven   can   inaugurate   a century.  The interval of forty years in tha case  of leap years indicated at close of century applies also to any other event  occurring at intervals of four years.  For instance,' the presidential inauguration day, March i, 1877, occurred on  Sunday. This will not occur again until 1917. or forty years later.  The intervals must always be six,  five, six, eleven years, but at the: close  of three, of every-: four centuries, an  irregularity in the .repetition of the  monthyl calendar occurs. There .may  be a repetition of the intervals of six  years, twelve, or three may be an interval of seven and,fivo years, twelve,  before (he regular order is resumed,  but such irregularity in monthly calendars is limited to a period of twelve!  years.  No monthly calendar ever repeats itself in less than five years. As a further illustration, take May, 1871. This  calendar repeated itself in May, 1870.  five years, and May ,1882, six years.,  but the entire calendar for 1871 repeated itself in 1882 only an eleven-  year   interval.  very many years, and that he liked the  plaoe.: Then he stopped, whistled to  hiB dogs, and wo all went in for luncheon. But,, really, this talk was in  no way as remarkable as that of twentj  obscure.: men' I know in London.  The Kipling children were'Uncanny  little souls,,original in manner, rather  than pretty in feature. There are  three of- them���������two gins and a boy;  all Ihe summer they went about, whe^  ther in their house, in the village or  on tho beach,' always without shoes  or socks, and jj^eir legs and hands were  sunburned to a gipsy brown.  ��������� Their great sport was to fling stones  one at the other in.a kind of triangular duel. When this reoreation palled  upon them they: ^Enlivened themselvej  in a grand international fight, conducted on all sides with great spirit  and'determination, the girls as, eager  combatants as the boy. When all  was over they sat in a row on tha  beach, removed the' signs of battle,  solemnly kissed, and then the queei  little trio, hand in hand, would go sing,  ing home to lunoh:  HOW.TO GET STRONG.  Nature Should lie Assisted to Throw on"tlie  i'ol.snus that Accumulate lit the. System  Din-lug th������ Winter ..Iiiulhs.  Thousands of people not really ill require a tonic at this season. Close  confinement in badly .ventilated houses  shops and school rooms during , the  winter months makes people feel depressed, languid and  -'out of sorts."  Nature must be as isled in throwing  off the poison 'that, has accumulated in  thersystem during these, months, else  e fall an easy prey to'disease. A  peop. .   .     .  "a" monthly" calendar repeating itself 1 !'."ic j? nee/led and Or. Williams' Pink)  at no time in less than fivo years, the I J'11* for Pale  People  is the   greatest  -  ;_j ������������������  ���������..���������,,���������   ,.���������.,,,_ | tonic  medicine, in   the world.      These  age of an acquaintance can be readily ascertained by knowing the month,  days of  montji and of week of  birih.  j     VEGETABLE BATTERY.  tirrmnn    Scientists    Discover   an    "EIw-  trlr.lty "'Trce.i  ��������� A German authority has recently announced the discovery of a tree in the  forests of Central India which has most  curious characteristics. .'. The leaves of  the. trees are of a highly sensitive'nature, and so full of electricity that'  whoever touches one of, them ��������� receives  an electric shock. It has a very singular effect upon a magnetic needle  and will influence it at a distance of  even 70 feet. The electrical strength  of the tree varies according to the time  of day, it being strongest at midday,  and weakest at midnight. In wet  weather its powers disappear altor  gether. Birds never approach the tree  nor have insects ever been seeri upon  it.  pills make rich, red blood ; strengthen  tired nerves, and make du.'1, listless  men, women and children fee* bright,  active and strong. <  Mr.. John Siddons, London, Ont.,  says: "I can speak most: favorably of  the virtue of Br. Williams' Pink Pills.  They prove invaluable in strengthening and toning up the system when  debilitated. Having used' them', foi  snuiS'. time past I win ��������� speak most.  favorably of their beneficial results,  As an invigorator of the constitution they are all that they claim  to be."  But you must get the genuine Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills for Pale. People.  Imitations inever cured anyone, and  there are numerous pink colored imitations against which the public is  cautioned. The genuine are sold only  in boxe> .the wrapper around which  bears the' full name "Dr.;-Williams'  Pink Pills for Pale People.? If ycuv  dealer does not keep them send to the  Br. "Williams' Medicine Co., Brock-'  yille, Ont., and they will be mailea  post paid at 50c a box ox six boxea  for ?2.5f).  ..������'1  ft  >rs  7T**  %%*l  -r  J I  ^efi"  _ i  *k rW  1 S.'-'W s  My debut,  promise at  thing, more  hard  fort-  at Chilverton    gave little  the outset of   being   any-   ���������    than   tho first of a series  of formal social proceedings'that I had  anticipated when I promised Bartleet  that 1 would go and visit his people  when I came back to the old country.  Tho platform wad -dark, and the  country in Ihe gloom of the wet winter evening was dismal in the extreme  and when I followed the porter, as he  struggled along with my bags to (he  yellow glare of the carriage lamps, I  half regret ted that I had corne all  tho way from London for what would  bo to me, a stranger, nothing more  than a duty visit.  The coachman who wa* waiting was  e\idenlly talisfled with tho name the  man read off my dressing case, and  some twenty minute* ,Sat or we drew  up opposite an old stonework porch,  from which a bright light) streamed  ���������out on to the glittering gravel and  the dripping rhododendron banks.  I was at once conducted to tho room  that was in readiness for mo, and the  servant said that Miss Gwendoline  would receive me iu tho drawing-  room.  I had returned from   ten years'  work in West Australia only   a  night before, and what I know of   the  people I was visiting was what I    had  heard, from Bartleet himself.  Gwendoline! It struck me . as being  unfamiliar. I was, certain that Bartleet had never mentioned it.  "Sure to be in the' inverse ratio of  pretlineas to her namel' I murmured  us I went., downstairs. But iu this  I was wrong.  The young lady that. rose.at my entrance was charming. I couldn't deny  it, even if   1 had wished   to do so.  "Mr. " Aud   she    stoppod    shoi t  with a look of astonishment,  "Mr. Jefferys."'  "But you are not the���������tho ��������� Mr.  Jefferies we  are expecting?"  As a rule I am not nervous, but I  will own to feeling uncomfortable ou  hearing   this.  So I asked-   rather<��������� anxiously:  "But  this is Mr.  Bartteet's,  is it not? Chilverton Hall?"  The way  in  which   the   lady's    eye-  '.���������.brows'.elevated   themselves   was    anything but reassuring.  :"This? Nol This is '��������� Chilverton Lodge,  and our name is Ferrers."  It was a decidedly oheerful situation,  " and ' tho    consideration of   it   claimed  my attention  sg fully   that I   hardly  noticed   the  old- gentleman    who   had  just entered,    and    was    focussing me  sternly  through his ey'eglassos.  "Eh? What is  this, Gwen."  "Allow me   to explain," I   broke ' in  firmly, rather annoyed ati   tho tone of  his voice.   '.'Half an hour ago I came  to ChilvortOn on my way to visit Mr.  ' Bartleet   at Chilverton Hall.   I    gave  my name  to your coachman    and   he  drovo me here.   I must apologize     for  ,   intruding on you, and express my regret for d mistake   that is as unfortu  ate  to us both as it is inexplicable   to  mn."  "But, papa, the goatlemau says,: his  name is Jefferies."  1 handed   the ferocious . looking  chap my card.  "Ah, yes! I see. i Jefferys ��������� spelt  with a "Y." 'Ihe : Jef.'cries whom  we are expecting is spelt 'ies.  Kh, yes! Very strange. And  you were to bo a guest of Bartleot'st  Very strange. Yea, yesl Quite a coincidence."  Perhaps-    it was, but I did not     enjoy   the similarity of   the details, and  was', planning    a dignified    and polite  exit when Miss Gwendoline came to my  rescue.'-     ���������'���������    -^ ..-,.-  What she said.iu an undertone to her.  father I don't .of course, know, but'he  politely and firmly refused to entertain my suggestion ot,at once proceeding to the Bartleets'. I must, stay jo  dinner at any rate -so lie said; and  when I noticed the thoughtful ex-,  pression in Mi:-:s Ferrers' face, I con-  ; eluded that I would not leave the  Lodge for an hour or so.  The, colonel, as I nicknamed . the old  tyrant for my own private use, his  daughter and I formed the entire  ������������������'dinner party. My namesake hadn't ar  rived, and, lo tell the truth, I was  glad that he hadn't. No news had  oomo to hand ,' about! him. Tha ear-  : riage that had returned to the station  had not found him waiting, so wo concluded that the had not come down by  that train. As. far, as I was concerned, he might be in a similar pickle at  the Bartleets".    ,  The colonel was a study in himself.  I soon began to believe that everyone  ���������his daughter excepted���������was a victim  to his powers of bullying. It was very  strange, by the, by,, that, his name was  the same as that'of. my mother's half-  brother, who had a country-wide; reputation for ferocity���������Ferrers���������an uncommon name, too���������and he had a  daughter, though they, were both  strangers to me. The; more I tried to  recollect details- of them the more  curious and uncomfortable I began to  feel. -The.wife, of my mother's relation  . was dead, and there was. but one  daughter, though I had never heard  her name. In fact, all that I had  . heard about the family was from my  mother, and she had died a year before I left England.  All I was certain of was that my  mothor had married beneath her ��������� In  Ferrers' opinion, at least���������and that he  had refused to acknowledge that she  had henceforth any "onnection with  him.  The man at my, side was just suoh  * man  to say and keep to a things like  old  I hat; domineering, too, in all things,  oven down to gold shares. He actually laid down' the law to me on the  merits of the different gold-bearing  strata east of Coolgardio.  For the sake of the blue eyes that  twinkled on tho farther side of the  table I ��������� had already endured a ; good  deal. But this'was a littlo bit too  much, sO I firmly corrotced his erroneous views, and pointed out that my  ten years' experience in prospecting  and assaying- in that exact region-entitled me to siome knowledge, about  its metal. ' ���������  I quite expected him to blaze at my  crossing him, but much to my surprise, he grew m-������re. affable and almost  lost the'bulldog look that seemed an  essential  part  of  his  appearance.  Did T know anything about Whit-  pari'd West?  Yes. It. happened that I' did know  a great deal about the company that  was just -being floated to carry on  operations in that region. I'm afraid  that I spoke my mind on what '.was  known to myself and one or two of us  in Westralia as a most daring picco of  fraud. I had been over the place most  carefully, and was satisfiod that there  were not ten grains of gold to the  ton in Whitsand West.  "Impossible, sir!" cried 'my host  angrily. "Do you know that1 I am to  be a director on   the! company?"  "I should resign." And I gave my  advice in the most matter-of-fact and  convinced way.  "But my ^shares? I have paid ten  per cent, on them, and the rest was to  be paid tonight or tomorrow."  "To my namesake?" I asked,: as the  connecting link flashed across my  mind���������Jefferies, of course; here was a  nice piece, of'business.'". The last time  I .'���������aw that gentleman was in Cal-  goorlie, where he had been horsewhipped in .semi-public for "salting" a big  claim/and' swindling a; young greenhorn out of three thousand pounds  over:it. Since then ho had disappeared.  Mr. Ferrers looked at! me curiously,  and we went into the smoking room  arid talked-it over. He would like me  to meet tho Mr. Jefferies, whom he  had been introduced to somo months  before in London, and with whom he  had already done business. 'Would I  mind'coming over when he was.nt the  Lodge? Oh. no! I had no objection to  do so, but it would bo better if my  name were not mentioned, until I was  announced. "He would be down in;>tho  morning, probably. Would I wait  until then?  It feel in with' my ideas very well,  so I stayed until lunch the next day.  No Mr. Jef "erica appeared.'but I was  informed, that a letter had beenre-  eoivod from him, saying that stredsof  business had made him an unwilling  absentee. He hoped lo bo down on  Friday.  "May I a*-k you a question, Miss  Forrer.s?" said I,., as I stood in the hall  and drew on my gloves preparatory to  seiting out .to my proper destination.  "Cerlainly, Mr. Jefferys."  "Did you ever live* at' Silchestcr  Grange?"���������recalling the name of the  place where my mother hod said her  brothor   lived.  Miss Ferrers hesitated a moment,  and turned to look me straight in tho  face.  "I will answer that if you answer  (he question I put   to you."  I smiled.   "That is only fair."  ���������'"We.lived    at    Silchester until  years ago.   Now,     tell me, was  mother's maiden name'   Emelinu  rers?"  My identity Was established,, and  the person  I least expected.  "Must I be robbed of the pleasure  of couiihi; to Chilverton Lodge on that  accounl?" T asked, seeing that she  understood   tho situation.  I thought at first she would not reply.���������: bti.c as I shook hands with her  and climbed into the doRcart thai was  to take me to the Hall I hoard her  say, "I think not."  And before I had reached the Bartleets' and 'explained 'my enforced  absence; I hid decided- tlie position  was- worth the gro.it caution il required.  And then sho hesitated, and & deep  flush spread over her cheek.  "Because, Gwen," I said tenderly,  "I want, to talk to him about my future prospects; and now' I must usk  something too." ���������' And I bent down  and touched, her-.little ear with my  lips as  I whispered -the question.  After a little hesitation Gwen said  that if "yes"'would make me happy it  would make her happy too; and then  ,wo discussed' the,plan of attack on the  colonel. Strange to say, thore was  not such a groat difficulty after all.  There were two weak spots in the  armor of the old chap's'ferocity, and I  held an advantage in penetrating at  each point. The one was his daughter,  and the other his gold shares, and after a bluster he gave in gracefully, and  ho is to become a near, rolation of mine  in the near future.  two  your  Fer-  'by  On Friday I went over and interviewed my namesake w-ho had just, arrived, and a pretty warm half-hour  we had together. It might, have, been  my unsuspected arrival, ��������� or .that he  knew I had an intimate knowledge of  (he little game he was playing, or the  combination, that staggered him. At  all .events, he understood my pointed  renin rks, and when Mr. Ferrers expressed his wish of withdrawing from  White and Wests',- ho made no remonstrance. '  After this episode wo saw no more  of him. and the. field was clear to  make my standing with the colonel a  good one. It was difficult' to define  a line of action; but the eventual object was worth attaining, and the  mutual understanding about my identity with the. owner of (hose blue eyes,  and her. sympathy, told me there was  hope.  "Do you know," I said to her one  day about three months later,. when  I happened to call on them in London, and had tho fortune to find her  alone���������"do you know that I feel that  I am sailing under false colors as it  were."  "You are not deceiving me, Mr. Jefferys." ��������� '���������...*  "No; I have that consolation. But as  regards Mr. Ferrers, I am' something  of a    hypocrite.   Am  I not?"  Miss Ferrers continued to look  thoughtful.  "Now if he <knew at this moment  who I am, I should be shown the door,  shouldn't I?"  ���������  ;  "Perhaps���������in spite  of your . financial  advice."   ���������  ���������   Her smile reassured  me a little.  "And'I shouldn't be allowed to see  you again?"  "No, I suppose not."  "But I shall have to inform him���������  sooner or   later.     Which1 shall itf be?"  "Which' shall it be?" I repeated, as  I crossed over and sat down beside her.  Then, as she would not help me. I added suddenly: "I shall tell him this  week."-     '���������.������������������.''"-'',-'.'.....���������  "Oh! Why so soon?"  FOOTBALL  AS   PLAYED   IN  CHINA.  Vlttr������liuits on Kadi Side, and -*ll ���������*.J-'alr  lull l������l������l.<tll S'lillltis.  Chinamen aro generally not credited  wilh being quick to accept innovations,  so that when it is said that northern  China boasts of several football leani3  a good deal of surprise will be "evinced.  Yet football is no new. game, among  the Celestials, -at least among those  who inhabit northern China, and has  been in existence a number of years.  Of course, the game is not played exactly according to intercollegiate rules  and a basket, or something which looks  like one, replaces the modern football.  The Chinaman, besides, have no goals,  and the gridiron is replaced by the  streets of ihe town in which the deadly combat is waged with fifty lusty  Celestials on.a sido. ,  Thore is not a man among them,  however, who is not aim feet high, and  several of Lhem are three inches taller, while their average weight is about  200 pounds. Tho men who form the  team aro inhabitants of northern  China, and are typical of the race of  giants produced in that part of the  world.  The main idea iu the Chinese game of  football is to carry the wicker-work  'basket into Ihe opponents' end of the  town, aud this is often done by stealth  as well as by tne brute force. There  are no iwenty-niiuute halves, but the  game is continued until one side accomplishes its purpose, and it often  lasts for days.  The hundred combatants are scattered over the town, and are each provided with whistles, which they blow  in order to biing assistance. When a  scrimmage ocours ihe Chinamen give  veul to their feelings" in the most peculiar noises, frequently shrieking  with delight: Their yells of triumph,  which resound through the air, when  the ball is discovered, are likened by  one who has heard them to the "plaintive ory of a pig that has been speared." The' charging is generally done  wit h   the head.  The only precaution taken by them  on the football field is for the preservation of their pigtails, which are cared for as though they were worth a  thousand times their valuo. With ilus  exception they throw caution to the  winds and devote themselves with all  (heir strength to the play. Any game  where brute strength is required they  would   excel   iu.  On the day when a football match  is in take place the streets or the town  are cleared and the non-participants  sit at (heir windows lo watch the game  if it should come their way. A considerable quantity of opium is given  the winning team.  fjhe Home  SOME GOOD RECIPES.  "Cheese Fondue.���������Melt two level la-  blespoonfula of butter, add- one cup  each of hot milk and fine bread  crumbs, two cups of ^grated cheese,  one teaspoonful of mustard and one-  third teaspoouful of paprika. Stir constantly, and just before serving "add  two   heater"   eggs.  Peach Canapes.���������Boat two eggs  slightly, add one-quarter tea.spoonlul  of salt, one and a half tablospoontuls  of sugar arid two-thirds, cup of milk,  then strain it. Soak pieces of bread,  cu. in ciicular shape, until soft. Heat  and delivately brown on both sides,  using enough butter to prevent burning. , Drain canned 'peaches, sprinkle  with powdered sugar, a few drops of  lemon juice ami a slight grating of  nutmeg. Melt one tablespoonful of  butler, add peaches, and when heated  arrange on the circular pieces of  bread, and garnish with whipped  cream, sweetened and flavored.  Entire Wheat Bread.���������To one level  tablespoonful each of butter and lard,  or two of butter, two lablespoontuls  of molasses and One and a half level  teaspoonfuls of salt, add one cup of  scalded milk, and one cup of boiling  water. When lukewarm, add one  yeast cake dissolved in quarter cup of  lukewarm water. 'Then add one cup of  white flour and enough whole wheat  flour to knead. Let the bread rise to  double its bulk, cut down and knead,  then form into loaves. Let rise not  quite   double.-its  size   aud   bake.  Ham Timbales.���������Soak one-half tablespoonful of gelatine in one and one-  hall tablespoonfuls of cold water and  dissolve iu three-quarters of a cup of  chicken stook. Add one cup of chopped  ham and stir until thel mixture begins  to. thicken, then.add one-half, pint ot  cream beaten until thick. Add one  tablespoonful of sherry wine, or omit  it if you like; and a. few grains of cayenne.  Mould  in small 'cups', chill  and  to  CHINESE MATCHMAKERS.  In China the match-maker or "go-  between" Ls a very important factor in  domestic life. He it is who casts his  watchful eye around that ho may find  suitable hiisbands'for the daughters of  his acquaintances, and then approaches the parents with due circumspection as well as a good deal of tact and  diplomacy.  To the family of the youug, man he  narrates the good qualities beauty and  amiability of a certain young girl;'  then he makes a visit to her father  and dwells upon tho riches, learning  and wisdom of a youth he'knows. If  ho finds both sides willing to consider  the question, 'he'-plies back and forth  between thorn with all the eagerness  of a man anxious to drive a good: bargain. . He knows that if. ho succeeds  he, will get a nice little fee, from each  family, and so he    paints     tho    many  cotton batting between this cloth arid  the rolled bandage.  Catechu iB a beautiful staining agent  for woodwork, picture frames, eto. 'i'hts  color is a deep brown after it is varnished, but several applications of the  solution are necessary before the shade  is of (he desired dimth. Japonica, or  catechu, coaios in lumps which must  be dissolved in twice their-bulk ot  boiling water, und afterwards thoroughly strained./ This is applied to the  wood with a soft cloth fastened to one  end of a stick to prevent staining tho  fingers. We once saw an old bedstead  and papered and treated with one coat  of varnish 'over the catchu stain, and  Ihe effect was marvelous. We saw two  picture.frames that had been, made of  soft pine, and stained and varnished  in /this manner, and they resembled  walnut   very  much.  A pure white tablecloth adds very  much to Ihe attractiveness^of Iho  mealv.wlu.lher the. former is of cotton  or linen. Brocade cotton tablecloths  are very much' cheaper than the ,linen  ones, and can bo procured from almost any large' dry goods store. Even  extra wide bleached muslin makes very  pretty, table-cloths and this can; be  bought at from 14 to 20 cents a yard.  Candy pails, such as grocers get containing mixed candies, are a boon,  where flour,bins and other containers  art scarce. Ask the grocer to save the  cover and you have an exoellent bread  box, cookie or cake pail, and, in fact,  the.v may be used for a number ot  different  articles.  If the kitchen floor is kept bare,  mucl unnecessary labor can be avoided if several coats of paint are applied. This saves much of the work  required in scrubbing a soft floor, and  besides, dirt does not adhere to it as  leadily. After scrubbing, it is very  convenient to have stripes of carpet,  rugs, matting or even burlap, to spread  down on- the wot floor-where there is  Ihe most danger of tracks being made,  for if there is ono thing more than  another that the careful housewife  dislikes it is a badly tracked newly-  scrubbed floor.  If you lack can or tumblers for jams'  or jelly you can use large bottles. Take  an iron ring that just fita the shoul-  serve  on lettuce leaves; garnish Vith J ^.'" Heat"red~ hot  and  drop  on  .the  mayonnaise.    ��������� 'ibottle and Ihen drop a little cold wa-  Oat Bread.���������Pour two cupa ot boiling i ter on the ring and it will cut the top  water over one cup of rolled oats and J off nicely,  let it stand an hour. ' Add one-third  cup of molaases,: one-half level tablespoonful of sail, one-half yeast  cake dissolved in one-half'cup of lukewarm "'water and four and a half cupa  of flour. Let it rise, beat well, turn  into buttered bread puns, rise and  bake.    , ' t.  White Rolls.���������Scald two cups of  milk, add three level tablespoonfuls of.  butter, two level tablespoonfuls of  sugar, and ono level teaspoonful of salt,  When lukewarm add one yeast cake  dissolved in one-quarter oup of lukewarm water and three oups ������f flour.  Boat well, cover and let rise until  light. Cut down and add enough, flour  to knead. Cover, let rise again, sh'apo  into rolls, either pocket, book, cleft,  round or long, but whatever the shape  make them small, as several small rolls  are relished bettor than ouo large  ono. Place the rolls in a greased pan  about an-incli apart, let them rise and  bake  in" a hot oven 12 to 15 minutes.  Sponge    Drops    and Frosting.���������Beat  HOW   THE   1TOSTES3  MAY   EXCEL.  A good housekeeper may become a  socialqueen in the art of entertaining!  providing she has talent and executive ability to . carry,;" out her  schemes.  She' will find iu her servants her  best assistants. Therefore she must  be able to instruct' ber cook, in all  the arts of cooking; her laundress,to  launder her linen .without spot or  wrinkle; her waiter, to wait orderly,  quiei.y, promptly. This may necessitate on her part an occasional lecture  in;, general domestic economy. She  must he the pilot guiding her household craft with ready tact. She must  never fume nor fuss, though she has  to breast many a stormy sea with  maid and circumstance. She' must  study  harmony   in   taste,   place,.1   ami  . ,jD,x.., manners.   ,   She  must  set    her  table  the whites of three eggs until stiff and i daily, with  dainty china,  fresh  linen.  . i sparkling glass and silver bright; with  wholesome food well cooked, thus, she  charms of the young couple in glowing  terms. He, is not always truthful, and  sometimes the bridegroom, who is not  allowed to sec his future wife, before  the ceremony, finds that after the red  cloth and veil are removed he. is  married   to an ugly old crone.  Those instances of bad faith on the  part of the "go-between" are fortunately rare, and usually, he exhibits  much discretion in his matings. A  frequent sight to be met with in the  narrow littlo Chinese streets is a bride,  in her sedan chair of crimson and  hung with garlands of flowers,; being  borne to the home of the husband sho  has. never seen. The attendants , beat  loudly upon drums' and tom-toms, and  fires off innumerable crackers, but, even  that-din does hot. drown (he shrill  wailing ot   the unhappy bride.  , HEAT  ENDUKANCK.  The human system can endure heat  of 212 degrees, the boiling point of  water, because the skin is a bad conductor, and because the perepiration  cools the body. Men have withstood  without' injury a heat of 300 degrees  for  several  minutes.  dry; add gradually one-third oup ol  powdered; sugar, then add tho yolks of  two eggs beaten until thick .and lemon-colored, and oue-quarter teaspoonful''.of vanilla, li'old in one-third cup  of flour mixed with one-eighth teaspoonful of salt. Shape this mixture  on a tin, covered with unbuttored paper, by using a pastry tube, apiece  of stiff paper rolled into a cornucopia  or use a .spoon. Mtike lady fingers and  sponge, drops. Sprinkle with powdered  sugar, being careful not to scatter it  on the papor. Bake in a moderate  over, ��������� for eight minutes. When making a sponge cake beat the yolks and  add the sugar gradually, but for lady  lingers beat the whites dry and then  adit the, sugar. Cuunfeliios are, sponge  drops put together iu paiivs with whippet', cream'-.sweetened and flavored, and  then the. whole frosted. .Moisten confectioner's sugar with hot water or  milk to make it spread easily ; flavor  us desired and spread over the drops.  Almond-Tarts.���������Boat four egg-yolks  until .thick and lemon-colored ; do not:  st.oi beating until this stage, is reached. Add (gradually one cup of powdered .sugar, then fold in the. whites  of four eggs beaten stiff and dry, one-  third cup of grated chocolate, one-half  cup of Jordan almonds blanched and  pounded one level teaspoonful of baking powder and three-quarters cup ot  cracker dust, flake, in d.round pan,  cool nnd then split. Put 'whipped  cream, sweetened and flavored on top  and between. Thick, heavy cream  will boat better if one-quarter of a  cup of milk is addod to three-quarters  of   a cup  of cream.  HELPFUL HINTS.  . Fresh yea-st; may be made from yeast  sponge by mixing the latter, with corn  meal until the mass is stiff enough  to mold into rolls and slice, or rolled  into cakes and cut with a biscuit cutter.  Spices keep fresh and strong if corked in glass bottles or kept in air light  tin  cans.  For sore fingers nothing comes so  handy as rolled bandages a yard or  so in. length and an inch wide. Carbo-  lized vaseline makes ah excellent dressing for cut fingers. Apply on a solt  cloth and if the finger ia very sore  and   pviinful,   but  a slight   padding  of  will ever be ready to welcome with  her hospitality the unexpected guest.  Simplicity should be' her watchword,  and she must: never attempt to out-i  reach her pocket-book or surroundings.  She must be watchful of the happiness of others. Her home may lack  j luxury, but it inust not. fair in comfort, cheer and rest. She must be  charitable and in sympathy with all;  a ready listenor of the defects or  successes of others, and her chief delight to give, rather than receive 'pleasure.  OBEYING THE SCRIPTURE.  Struck   <m   Until   tiiceKs,   Then    I'liulslird  " ��������� illi' OiTeiiflpr.  There was, not many years ago, iu  Paris, a weli-known and brawny young  man, ot rustic origin ami of a very religious turn, nuinod Maxiwin, who, after partial preparation for the priesthood, changed his plans aud studied  medicine., but did not relinquish, any  of his religious . ways of life and  thought. While a' medical student, he  was one day dining iu a cheap Parisian  restaurant, when another''student, an  abusive fellow, tried .to pick, a quarrel  with  him.  Presuming oil his meekness, 'the  quarrelsome young man aunonuced his  intention to strike. Muxi'mi"*, and the  latter, following Ihe, Scriptu Jl injunction, offered hi.; check to oo .siruck.  The student promptly .struck Ihe blow.  Maximiu then turned the othsr oh ek  and his tormentor si ruck thai a still  harder   blow.  ,Opon this Maximin gravely rose.������������������  " I have now," ho said, " fulfilled the  command of the. gospel, and since you  have shown that: the. spirit, of it is  lost upon you, 1 .shall punish you for  your wicked presumption."  Thereupon he proceeded to hurl(tho  other out of tha door of the. restaurant  smiting him hip and thigh as he. did  so. His Scriptural meekness was not  further presumed ut������.m by th? impertinent' persons'-of   the  quarter.  CHANG HA III. W.  Yes, in one day Ihe  mercury varied  ���������17 degrees.  Almost   equal   to   my   wife's   temper,  mem THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1899.  MOUNTAIN  ECHOES.  watches at   Grim-  Nethersole  Grimmett's.  Bracelets,  beauties,  at  A new stock of  mett's.  Ladies' Dress Blouse sets at Grim-  mett'a Jewelry store.  Mr. Perry, of Nelson, will sing a  aolo Sunday evening in the Methodist  church.  F. Paist is now in gaol at Kelson for  the shooting of Kyan at Cranhrook a  few days ago.  If this weather continues much  longer we can have hockey and curling for the 24th of May.  Mr. J. A. Collins is in the city again  after a long prospecting and business  trip through the Boundary country.  The display of fine Imported Spring  suitings that A. David, the miners'  tailor, is showing is the largest tliat is  to be seen in Kootenay.  Dyspepsia cured. Shiloh's Vitalizer  immediately relieves sour stomach,  c������ming up of food distress, and is the  great kidney and liver remedy. Sold  at McQueen's Drug Store.  Karl's Clover Root Tea is a pleasant  laxative. Regulates the bowels, purifies the blood. Clears the complexion.  Easy to take and pleasant to take. 25  cts.   Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  Mine Inspector McGregor has left  left for.Rossland..' He had no instructions to enforce the eight-hour law in  the Slocan, and the trails were riot in  a shape to allow him to visit the  mines;'. .���������;���������'.  Mrs., Joe Doty, Port Gilbert;,N.Si,  says: "My little girl would grind her  teeth so ��������� I concluded she had 'worms.  I gave her, three doses of Dr. Low's  Worm Syrup which acted with good  effect."   PriceSoc.  The base ball boys held a meeting  Monday evening and decided to go to  Bilvertoii for the Queen's birthday celebration. That town seems to begetting the lion's share of the cake.  A rock that would weigh several  tons came do-.f n on the K. <fc S. in front  of Mr. Grimmett's residence Monday  morning, that took the strength of six  men several hours to remove clear  of the rails.  Prom the looks of things the 24th of  May will be taken by storm in the Slocan���������Kaslo, Silverton and New Denver I  are making preparations to do their  best on that occasion. Sandon's big  day will come in later.  The K. & S. observed the Sabbath  last Sunday at this end of the line,: no  train coming-in or going out; but it  was in consequence of a slide at the  Lucky Jim. The train came that far  and had to return to Kaslo.  We call the attention of those wanting machinery- to the advertisement of  the Brandon Machine Works, in this  issue. From personal acquaintance  we can recommend them as an honorable and reliable company.  G. W. Grimmett preached in the  Methodist church Sunday what was  prepared for a farewell sermon, but  circumstances, which sometimes alter]  cases, intervened and we are glad to  have him with us.yet awhile.  P. J. Hickey left yesterday for a trip  to Camp MeKinney, where he has a  large slice of the Fontenoy and other  promising properties. Before leaving  he fixed the site for the Ivanhoe's concentrator, just above the C. P. R. turn  table.  J. J. Kane and an Indian woman  were drownr-d near Lillooet on Friday  by the upsetting of their canoe.  Mr. Day has now full control of the  pop_ works and is prepared to fill all  mail or town orders with a superior  berernge.  Engineers are at surveying a C.P.R.  branch road from the head of Kootenay  lake to A''^ ^icad. It looks as if the  Lardo coqulry would get a road tbis  coining summer.  Cure that cough with Shiloh's Cure.!  The best cough cure. Relieves croup  promptly. One million bottles sold  last year. 40 doses for 25 cts. Sold at  McQueen's Drug Store.  The following were received and discharged this week at the hospital: W.  U. McElmon, Queen Bcsa, Tramutic  conjunctivites; Robert Hogg, Last  Chance, amputation, improving rapidly ; Gus Byberg, Queen Bess, and Earnest Smith, R. IS. Lee, internal injuries.  Ladies, take the best. If you are  troubled with' constipation, sallow  skin, and a tired feeling, tako Karl's  Clover Tea. It is pleasant to take.  Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  Be not deceived! A cough, hoarseness or croup are not to be trillled with.  A dose in time of Shiloh's Cure will  save you much trouble. Sold at Mc-,  Queeri'd Drugstore. (  Rheumatism���������Have you tried all the  remedies you ever read or heard of  hoping for a cure? If you're afflicted  still, take, Milburn's'Rheumatic Pills.  They never fail, guaranteed to cure or  3 our money back. ; Price 506.  ^^^rtrt^^^^^^^^i^^^t^  SOME fllNTS.  ������  How often mothers are perplexed and driven nearly to  despair by their little ones losing appetite and refusing a 11  manner of food when children will take  4*  4*  ^4.4,4,4.4.4.4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,15^  000  ��������� ee  at nearly any time.    A cup of Bovril between or at meals  is the most perfect of nourishment to give the children for  GRIPPE'SJEGACY.  Shattered Nerves and Weakened Heart--A St. John Lady  Tells About It.  WHAT De. A. E. SALTER SAYS.  Buffalo, N. Y.���������Gents :���������From my  personal knowledge, gained in observing the effect of your Shiloh's Cure in  cases of advanced consumption,,I am  prepared to say it is the most reliable  remedy that has ever been brought to  my attentention. It has certainly  saved many Irom consumption. Solcl  at McQueen's Drug Store.  PERSONAL   MENTION.  Mr. Evans, of the Ledge, was in the  city Saturday last.  Mr. Borau, principal for.the school,  arrived in the citv Friday evening.  Mr.F. A. Woods, manager of the  Last Chance, has gone on a month's  visit to California.  Mrs. Nichols entertained a number  of little folkes at a children's party at  her home, Thursday.      ,.  Mrs. Broddy returned from a lengthy  visit with friends across the border on  Sunday, having the pleasure of a francN  car ride from the Lucky Jim. -      ;  Mr. Culver and Mr. Ben Wilson came  up from Spokane Saturday evening  last, taking a tie-pass ahead, of the  train from New Deliver. Mr. Culver  will resume his old position as foreman at the Star concentrator.  'Mrs. John Quigloy, who resides at 30  Sheriff St., St. John, N.B., states: "Some  time ago I was attaeked-by a severe cold,  which ended up in a bad attack of La  Grippe. Since that time I havo never  regained my health, being weak, nervous  and run down.  ���������������������������;��������� "I suffered very much from Indigestion, accumulation of gas in the stomaehj  and was in almost constant distress. I  doctored with some of the best physicians  in this city; but got no relief until I  began using Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills, and am pleased to say that they  have completely cured me.  "My appotite is restored; my nervous  system has been toned up to its old-time  condition, and I have' no moro trouble  from the Indigestion and can eat anything I choose.-  "I am only too glad too testify to the  merits of such a marvellous remedy as  Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills for the  cure of nervousness, heart trouble, Indigestion, etc. ' Prioe '50c. a box, all  druggists.  i^t.iH.������!.r4S<.f.4������*w't,'i,.*ii'i,#'i������n.fat������������i.ia.,M.i'\������M,rkfM.rk  THE....  QOObENOUQH  SANDON, B. C.  Strictly First-class.  Furnished Rooms.  '1.IH.  H. Byers & Co.  carry a large stock of  Ranges and Co ok  Stoves.  Box and Heating  Stoves,  'Queen' Heaters, Etc.  Call and inspect our lines.  ���������i.fN,i-i.r<.i-..,..,., ^.i.i.M.i-..M.i.ixi.<.i,M.,H, Liti.)...' I Nelson, B.C., Kaslo, B.C.   Sandon, B.C.  1 SANDON HOSPITAL  WATCHES;  Will  Cooking School.  The Bachelors of the city will give  a ball, Tuesday evening, in Virginia  hall. Although there have been several successfuldances this season, the  "boys" intend this-tip be the A 1, that  is if there best efforts count for anything.  Athletes, bicyclists and others  should always keep Halyard's Yellow  Oil on hand. Nothing like it for stiffness ' and soreness of the muscles,  sprains, bruises, cuts, etc. A clean  preparation,; will not-stain clothing.  Price 25c. ,  ^rhe social to be given in Virginia  hall, Thursday evening mext, by the  ladies of the, Methodist church promises to be a pleasant change'in social  gatherings. Besides a choise ������hort programme there will be various games'  provided also refreshments .will be  served.   Admission 25 cents.        '  Christenings seem to be the order of  the day.   On Sunday  last the infant  son of Mr. and Mrs. Clirle was baptised  in the morning by the Rev. Beer .(Anglican); in the evening at the Methodist church Mr. and Mrs. Lane's infant  daughter and two little girls were pap-  tised   by the   Rev. Sanford,   who performed a like ceremony for the infant  daughter of Judge and, Mrs. Lilly at  their home on Tuesday evening.  A special meeting of the lire brigade  was held for the purpose of deciding  upon which town the brigade wuuld  ' go to on the 24th of May   to compete:  m  the races.    Communications were*  read from Kaslo and Silverton offering 1  inducements for a hose reel contest at  their respective towns.   As there was |  cvejy likelihood of the  Nelson team  going to Silverton and somc^of theiaan-  don prigade, too, it was deemed advisable to attend Silverton's celebration,  there being only four dissenting votes.  It was also decided to give a Firemen's  dance in the near future.   A commit-1  Great interest is being taken in Miss  Livingston's cooking lessons, the average attendance so far being about  twenty. The fact,that the cooking is  actually done in; the class room demonstrates the soundneBsof theteacher's  ideas. The products of the session's  cooking is sold to any one who wishes  it, and from reports we hear, this is always worth speaking for. Next week  tne lessons will be as follows :  Monday���������Yeast Doughs-Bread rolls,  hot cross buns, etc.  Tuesday���������Plain and raised pastry-  fruit and meat pies.  Wednesday-���������Cakes and Icings-  sponge cake, layer and loaf cake, boiled  and ornamental icings.  Thursday-Jellies andCreams-Lemon  jellie, Bavarian cream, orange cream,  fruit salad.  Friday���������Stuffing, trussing and,roasting of fowl and cold meat cooking.  not be closed as per.previous  announcement, nwing to a complete  ehunge in my plans���������my business will  be continued as heretofore.  Bring or send your sick watches ; all  work guaranteed. I will continue to  give special bargains in sales for three  weeks more.  New lines of beautiful goods will be  added shortly.  G. W. GRIMMETT.  JEWELLER ��������������� OPTICIAN.  1 li Of GROCERIES Ef Bill to  iiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiMiniwin.HiiniiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiuiiiiiiiiniiiiHiiiiiriuHiiiiiiiiinuiruiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiuiuinii  Table Novelties too numerous to mention.  Salted and Preserved Fish of all kinds.  Jellies, Jams and Fruits, all very dainty and  appetizing.  Fine tender Hams and Breakfast Bacon.  Canned and Potted Meats for quick meals-  Fancy Crackers, Biscuits in bulk and in.  fancy cartoons. .       ^  Come and see us, or send us in your orders by mail, as we are noted for prompt,  attention and careful consideration in forwarding goods.  H. Giegerfcfi,  SANDON.  KASLO,  AINSWORTH.  CHURCH    NOTES.  Methodist, Rev. A. M. Sanford, A.B.,  pastor.���������Regular services will be held  to-morrow at  11 a. m.   and 7.30 p. m.  Presbyterian,���������Rev. J. Clelland will  preach as usual in the Virginia hall,  to-morrow at and 7:30 d. m.  Union Sabbath School in the Moth- ���������  odist church at 12:15 p.m , after close,  of morning services.   Everybody welcome.  Certificate of Improvments.  TOR OVER FIITV YEARS.  Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup  has been  used by millions of mothers for their children  while teething.   If disturbed  at night and  broken of your rest by a sick child, suflering  I and crying with pain of cutting teeth.  Send  at once and get a bottle oi"Mrs. Wlnslow's  I Soothing Syrap" for  children teething.   It  will relieve the poor little sufferer immedially.   Dopend  upon  It, motber.s,  there Is   no  mistake about It.   It cures diarrhoea, regulates  the stomach and bowels, cures Wind Colic,  soltens the gums and reduces Inflammation,  and gives tone and energy to  tho system.  "Mrs.WinsIow's Soothing Syrup" for children  teething is pleasant to the taste an<x is tho  prescription   ol  one of the oldest and best  female physicians and nurses in the United  NOTICE.  Kitchener Fractional Mineral'dalm, situate  In  the Slocnn  Mining Division  of West  Kootenay District.   Whore   looated :���������Xn  tlie Ivanlioebnsln, adjoin ing the Admiral  Nelson and GreatKaftern Mineral Claims.  Take notice that I, W. S. Drewry, acting as  agent for W.H. Yawkey, Free' Miner's Certificate No. COM a. and P.J.Hiekey, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 3.1309 a, intend, sixty days from  the date hereol, to apply to ttio Mining  Recorder for a certificate ol Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining aCnown grant ol the  above claim.  And farther take notice that action, under  seotion 37,  must be  commenced  bolore the  Issuance ol such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day ol February. 1899.  W. S. DREWRY.  FREE B������������& to Men Only,  which deals with those weaknesses results from ERRORS'  OF YOUTH, such as DRAINS, NIGHT LOSSES,  WEAK.BACK, IMPOTENCY, VARICOCELE, etc.  It explains to you fully just why ELECTRICITY cures  and CURES PERMANENTLY. It tells air about the  world-famed DR. SANDEN ELECTRIC BELT for weak  men, young and old. I am the inventor, and with it I.  cured 5,ooo last year. .���������..������������������/  CONSULTATION FREE  at office' or if you do not live near enough to call,  sent sealed free.  write for the above book,  I States.      Price  twenty-five  cents a   tottle.  ,���������������������������.. .  Syrnp."  NOTICE.  Admiral Nelson Mineral Claim, situate In  the  Slocan   Mining   Division  of   West  Kootenay District.   Where   located:���������In  the Ivanhoe basin, adjoining the Ivanhoe,  Elgin and Great Eastern Mineral Claims.  . Take notice that I, W. S. Drewry, acting as  agent for W. C. Yawkey, Free Minor's Certl-  cate No. 5018 a, Intend, sixty days from the  dale hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate, of  improvements, for the  purpose 0f obtaining a Crown grant ol the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before .the  lssuaneeol such certificate of Improvements.  Dated this Otb. day of February, 1899.  W. S. DREWRY.  DR. R, SANDEN, 156 St. James Street, Montreal, Qne.  When your supply of PBIRTIKGr  has run out don't forget to give  The Mining Keview a trial.  k  '.I  i  V?  a  1  I'  I  >  SS'f '  cy*"'  * s���������

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