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Array LAr  .������i.  A    '  ^'V*^  VOL. 3-NO. 37.  SANDON, B. C.f SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1900.  FIVE CENTS.  UDKMI1H Nl  TOJ RELIEVED.  Twenty-Oae Brave Canadian Soldiers  .Lay Down Tlieir Lives, for  Queen and'Country.  London, Feb. 21.���������At a meeting of  the town council at Windsor this morning it whs announced that news had  reached Winn's-.r Castle that Lady-  smith hud been relieved. Tho announcement wns recoiyed with shouts  of "Brave Bulicr."  _ Berlin. Feb. 21.���������Tho Tagcblatt publishes special dispatches from Brussels  which Bay that the Transvaal legation  there . announces that the Boers are  evacuating Natal, their position in that  colony being no longer tenable. General Joubert, it is added, has ordered a  concentration of .-ill available forces to  oppose General .Roberts. The seige of  Ladysinith, ir. ia added, will be raised,  and Bulicr will enter the to.vn at the  end of tho week.  Toronto, Feb. 21.���������A special to the  Globe says : The lirst Canadian contingent wan cng.iged nt IModder River  all day on Sunday. .Eighteen men of  the regimen!, were killed and sixty  wounded. Among the wounded was  Captain Mason, of Toronto. The Canadians forded Modeler river alter a  night's march.  Pretoria, Feb. 21.���������A portion of the  official report from General Cronje  dated Sunday lias been given out as  follows : Yesterday morning about six  o'clock, while removing the,laager near  Scholtx Nek, wc wero attacked by the  Britisn. The light lasted until 7:30 in  the morning. Although on tlie whole  the British were driven back, they each  time resumed the attack. The loss to  British must have been considerable.  Thus far tho Boer loss has been 8 killed  and 12 wounded, ' This morning the  British shelled us with cannon. Chief  Commandant Ferrerezra's force was too  small to stop the cavalry from entering  Kimbcrley."  Cape Town, Feb. 21.���������A special correspondent ol* the C'luc Argus says :  ���������"General .Cronje is surrounded, at Paa'r-  deberg Drift, but is offering a stubborn  resistance. The British are shelling  the Boers and "expect to capture the  whole force."  first are turning out highly satisfactory  to their employers���������tho parties most  interested���������and they ������re every clay  writing to their friends in the highvst  praise of the situation here���������tho nature  of the work, tne climate anil the wages  ���������it is not unlikely���������that numb era of  miners from those parts may come in  from time to time and they will stand  their chances with other applicants for  employment. Wo would say in this  connection, the situation must not be  misunderstood���������the Silver-Lead Alines  Asociation have neither offers nor  premises before the late operatives or  the miners' unions,as all the offers they  made were rejected and, consequently,  those in writing formally withdrawn.  All the promises in existence are those  of individual representatives saying  they would hire some good men at  53.25, and would not discriminate  against union men; but very naturally  they will have a regard for the agrec-  ableness and trustworthiness of the  applicants. Though we have had no  conversations with the owners on the  subject, we put the matter this way as  the'greatest probability. Already they  have had applications from many  quarters for twice the number they re-  'quire. It is safe to say that not more  than 350 men will be hired around  Sandon bel'ore June and there arc probably 300 of the number now aL work  in the following proportions:  The Payne 100  Donnelly 15  Sunshine 12  Last Chance 35  American Boy 12  Queen Bess 30  Ivanhoe 35  Ajax 5  Sovereign 10  Madison 5  dill! MI 10II.  Tlie Vancouver World Now Advocates  The Review's Contentions.  The others are scattered in small forces  in the prospects and other surrounding  properties.  The Star is not in the association  consequently little is known of its  course, but it is probable a commencement will bo made when a suflicient  supply of water is had to run the con-  cen'rator.  The Labor Situation.  THE LEGISLATURE ADJOURNS.  The B, C.  House Respects the Memory,  of Our Slain Volunteers,  Victoria, Fob/ 21.���������Tlie   legislature  '��������� met today  only  to adjourn  for a day  "vJjut of respect,, to the'.memory of the  British Columbians killed- at Mocider  River. Semlin moved and.Tuni'er sec-  conded the resolution, both referring in  feeling terms to the shock to the oonir  munity following so heavy/a percentage of, loss in the first serious engagement of our volunteers. In the list of  nineteen Canadians  killed   and  sixty  '.' wounded, in, the crossing of the Modder  river on Sunday,  the  following mem-,  ' bers'of tlib western company appear :��������� '  Killed���������Su-geaut Oo.tt jprivates.Som-  .ers, Maunurell and Todd, Victoria;  nrivate Jackson, Vancouver.  * -.Wounded���������Captain Arnold, Winnipeg; private s Andrews, Beach, Finch-  Smiles and Lt-oman, Victoria; privates  Thompson and Niubergall, Vancouver;  privates Duncalfe and Mckenzie, Winnipeg.  Tho name of private . R. Dizon is  given also among the wounded, but  there is no such man on the official  roll of tho western company. This  may be meant for private J. H. Dick-  eon, of Victoria, or private W. J. G.  Dick ion, of Nelson.   .  A number of men threw up $3.00 a  day at Ainsworth the past ten days  and came over to get $3.25 here. As  several of these were men who refused  ������3.25 here some time ago and went to  Ainsworth at -.S3,, they' must not find  fault if. they cannot get-employment  here now. The men who allow union  amenities, built on such lines as,these,  to stand in the way of their own prosperity must see their mistakes sooner  or later.  There is a lot of steady, good looking miners in from Rossland the,past  week, looking for work in consequence  of the 700 men being laid off in that  city. They.,-say a great many ham-  mersmen were employed in the smaller  properties around there and they got  but ������3vper day. They will": insist on  $3,25 when' operations resume oyer  there ; at least this is what many say,  and it 'will; iead to an advance ail  around to equal the wages' paid in the  Slocan. ,.        '���������'���������.."'..������������������'  ''Knowledgeable" men on every hand  are now advancing re'isons for the settlement of the labor trouble, and there  is but one���������the importation of those  much-abused.aliens. If the agitators  could have Kept out that "thousand" of  them, of whom they telegraphed to  Ottawa, the men would'have seea that  the. machines-.had. the owners by the  throats and no settlement would have'  bean 'made. It is the owners, lor those  importations, tho business men should  thank for the restoration of business in  the Slocan. It now only,remains for  all to sink their differences, shake  hands all around���������miners, owners and  bus;ness���������and thank fortune that the  worst is over.  Here and There,  The following is a clipping from the  editorial eolumns of that paper:  '"We   are in   thorough accord  with  those who favor an eight-hour la.v, but  wo certainly object  to the restrictions  which prevent able-bodied men work-  overtime, if they so desire, and receiving extra pay therefor.   We think that  this   is   an  suwarranted   interference  with the liberty of the subject by the  legislature.   The   Eight-hour law  has  been in operation in this establishment  since   September,   1S93, and   we   are,  therefore, thoroughly familiar with its  workings.   The rate of wages paid has  b^en" $3.50  per day.   When,  however,  '?,������' becomes necessary���������and that is fre-  'quently   the ease���������for our employes to  work  extra time, they are paid for so  doing nt   the rate of  time-and-a-half,  This system works satisfactorily alike  to employer and employe, but were.a  law in force, as is the case in connection with the mining laws,   no matter  how urg.-nt the necessity, we would be  debarred from turning out such work  as  it was absolutely necessary  to do,  and the men prohibited from working  aw>l  earning   increased remuneration,  therefore,  we think with everybody it  was a case of severe hardship.   This is  where the operations of the mining law  are considered to be defective,  and, in  our   estimation    the   clause   relating  thereto should  at once ��������� be   expunged  from  the Mining Act.    There should  be no barrier placed in the way of any  person,  if be is so disposed,  working  not  only the full time,   but ;<a many  hours thereafter as he feels inclined to  do, provided he is paid accordingly for  so doing.   As already suggested, unless  there are some concessions made   by  the mine owners and the miners, general stagnation will prevail throughout  the Province, and the result will be so  disastrous   that it is   not pj-usant to  contemplate the outcome of the dispute j  now in progress."  If eight hours is deemed a fair day's  work lor a miner,  or any one eke, no  one .can; object--to making that a statutory day,   so that when   no other arrangements   are made,   a man  knows  his work is done in   eight hours.   If,  however, the conditions   are,favorable  and������������������ he finds   an employer   willing to  hire him 9 or lOhours,it appears to be  an act of barbarity for a legislature to  step in with a  prohibitive act and virtually7 limit the   earning, powers of a  large class of the people.   If an act of  parliament said to the.salootirkeepers  you have got to shut up'whenever you  take in $10,-.or. any other, named sum,  there   would be a  great row with the  saloon men;  but some of them think  it is right for the legislature to say. to  the miners you have to quit work when  you   earn   $3.25.      We: do   not   say  whether 6 or .12 hours is a  proper day  for a miner.   We'take it that his surroundings have something   to do  with  that, but we do hold that if men want  to earn, $4.00 a day b}' extra work and  they find owners willing to pay it, it is  a case of the extremes! hardship   for  legislation   to cut their  liberty from  under their feet,   and reduce tli'em  to  the condition of slave,unable to decide  for their   best   interests   in their own  concerns. .  son's Bay Cup and Parson's Produce  Cup���������all were won by a small score-  one or two games being played for  each total.  The Parsons Produce Cup was won  by Smith, of Rossland, in one game  and one point. One each of the other  two went to Rossland and Nelson, tho  latter also winning the Walkervillc.,  In the hockey (junior) our boys demolished with tlie greatest of ease  everything that came before them. In  a friendly match they defeated Spokane 1G to 0 ���������a score good enough for  anything. As they were the champions of last year they, of course, only  had to play the best on the ground, and  that proved to be Rossland, who defeated Nelson, the next best, that day  7 to 1. The Sandon youths scored 5  while Rossland was unable to get the  semblance of one and had to content  themselves with a big "0."  We understand that considerable  money changed hands on this match,  ���������Wm. \Valmsley bringing home a basket  of "X's." Had he been able to get  enough Rosslanders to take him up on  each call, he would have brought home  the LeRoi and given U to the two  churches next Sunday for collections.  As it stands, however, they must only  take the will for tho deed.  On reaching home the boys were literally lionized, half of the city turning  out, headed by the Brass Band, to welcome them. After the formal greeting  Mr. C. J. Smith gave them a benediction.  MINES AND MINING.  300  24  PERSONAL   MENTION.  Miss Mason, of Ainsworth, is Visiting  Miss Dillie.  Mr. II. B. Alexander is reported to  be lying very ill in the N. W. T.  Mr. Wm. Karr is still on tho sick list,  though his illness is not of a serious  nature.  ��������� The Payne,  this week, shipped  tons of ore.  The Bosun   has now a force of  men, working two shifts.  The Marion, Silver mountain, is also  shipping a car this week.  The IJartney, near Silvcrton, has  just' completed the loading of its first  car of ore.  The Arlington, Slocan City, has so  f-ir this year shipped 100 tons,nll to the  Trail smelter.  A deal is pending for Mountain  Chief group, near Now Denver. J. C.  Drewry, of Rossland, is the probable  purchaser.  Fifteen men went up from* the Payne'  to the Last Chance last Saturday. Tho  latter property will only take on a few  more men until the ground dries in the  summer.  The Black Prince, Sringer creek, on  Monday made its lirst shipment for the  year, amounting lo 20 tons, and was  consigned to-the Trail smelter. A fine ���������  strike of IS inches of line galena was.  recently made on the proparty. .'  Mr. II. Callahan was in town the-  past week taking a look a t,the American Boy,- in which he is interested,  lie says that the property is sure to  become a large mine. The chute encountered in the lower level is a very  large one wilh improved ore. They  have about 14 men employed and the  force will soon be increased to 20.  From the Mining World.  Miss Hammond returned Saturday-  last from her southern trip and visit  with Mrs. Riblet in Nelson.  The Misses Hansen returned home to  the South Fork yesterday after a^'isit  with Mrs. Lane and other friends in  the city.  "Fighting Joe" Second Best.  SANDON'S SUCCESS AT ROSSLAND.  Our Hockey Boys Sweep  Everythmg-  The  Bostock Comes  to Sandon  the Second Time,  The Mining Situation.  Although the miners' unions have  capitulated, and done what they ought  to have done in'Juno1 last in tlnir own  interests as well as that of the mine  owners, the business people and the  country in general, operations will not,  be extensive, owing   to the lateness of j creek  the season, before June next, even if  then unless the. government makes  some acoepptable modifications in the  eight-hour law..  Some exception is taken in some  quarters to the importation on Sunday  night of 32.foreigners, but, of course,  not properly as these were arranged  with before the miners' unions took,  their late action.   As those brought in.  Nelson is is even with Rossland now.  Each of the places has two cases of  small-pox, and all are doing well.  A man at Napanoo, Out., lived on  water for ol days, ' when he expired.  The water could not have been very  strong.      . ' ,_^.     .  Slocan City is petitioning   the  government for a wagon road  up Lemon  uul another up   the   first north  fork.   J. i\l. Williams-is going  toria to press the matter.'  to Vic-  TO CURE COLD IN ONE DAY.  Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money,  sfit fails to cure. 25c. E. W. Grove's  iignature is on each box.  Although our sports, who went to  Rossland, did not bring home everything they have no right to complain  of their success. Sandon is but a small  place and, as a result, we cannot be expected to have a large number of men  who can give up suflicient of their  time to becomo successes at all amusements (and it takes time to make proficiency) yet our competitors at the  late carnival have no ground to find  fault with themselves in what they  did.  Mr. Wilson's rink took 2nd in the  Walkerville competition, bringing  home 4 silver medals.  Mr. GrimmettjS won 1st prize in the  Consolation, taking the cup, goblets  and 4 napkin rings.  Mr. Wilson's rink won 6 matches in  succession, and had this been in the  close event, or even in any one competition, he would have won, as in the  Grand Challenge he went to the second  last draw, as well as all three close  competitions, viz:   Tucket Cup,   Hud-  Joe Martin   has had   his little   duel  with Cotton and came out second best.  The general public have no great relish  for such combats.   Mr. Cotton may not  be all that some people would'like to  see in a parliamentary representative ;  but the fact that he has been already a  number of  years   in public life   and  nothing worse shown against him than  is   the   misfortune   of many^ another  public man ought to be sufficient passport.   We do  not look   for angels in  public life, in short if we insisted on  having them, it is a question if Martin  himself would have ever entered  the  doors   of   any   Canadian   legislature.  There is many a good man  in Canada  who has not always been able to meet  his    liabilities.   Circumstances   often  disappoint the best calculations.   If a  man is a fair average citizen, in point  of respectability nnd probity, it is all  we   can expect   in   our < public   men.  Those who know Mr. Cotton's., record-  say he is that; .and it should be sufficient fer even the extremely sensitive  olfactories of "fighting Joe" Martin.  Gujsts at the Reco.  Ed. Barratt, Ottawa.  . J. C- Ryan, Kaslo.  E. A. Ferguson, Nelson.  B. Trudol, Montreal.  P. F. Richardson, Vancouver.  Wm. Skene, Vancouver.  G. W. Taylor, Nelson.  L. J. Hamilton, McGuigan.  ���������II. Callaghan, Spokane.  F. Creen, Toronto.  J. Evans, Nelson.  II. Clever, New Denver.  A. Bramon, Greenwood.  P. Chapman", Nelson.  Arthur Poole, Toronto.  A. R. Fingland, Silverton.  J. L. Black, Now Denver.  H. E. Jfacdonnel, Nelson.  Paris Drake Brockiuan, London, Eng.  Joseph Stace, Rochester, Eng.  M. Gintzburger, Vancouver.  H.'L. Johnson, Rosebery;  J. Crawford, Slocan City.  F. Buckholfcz, Slocan City.  J. W. Lowes, Nelson..  R. M. Glass, Granby, Que.  J. B. White, Silvarton.  W. S. Drewry, Now Denver.  tTohn Rudolph, Brantford, Ont.  II. Mclntyre, Nelson.  An International congress of mining  and metallurgy will be held in Paris  about the middle of next June, and a  largo attendance is expected.  The Colorado Springs Stock Exchange  during 1S99 sold 23S,2l9,22l shares  having a cash value of $34,527,-169. For  iSOS its sales were 00,5715,029 shares,  value $10,2^7,5-10.  The total production of pig iron in the  United .State, during 1S99 was 13,020,-  703 tons against 11,773,934 tons produced in 1S9S. Tho-lS99 total was contributed 'by.21 states.  Tho copper mines of the United,States..  produced 23,73S tons of copper, of 2,240  pounds during the month of December,  an-increase of 571 tons over the November output.  The supply of rough diamonds is reported to be so seriously affected by the  war in South Africa as toliave led to the  shutting down of practically all the  rough .diamond shops ih New York.  Twenty-four carat gold is pure gold;  22 carat gold has 22 parts gold,. 1 of silver and 1 of copper; IS carat gold has  IS parts of pure gold and three parts  each of.silyer and copper in its composition;. 11 carat gold-is half-gold, the re-;,  uminder being made up'of 3.4 parts of:  silver and 8^ parts copper in its composition.  U. S. Senator Teller estimates that  the1 gold production'of Colorado during  the year 1900 will reach ������30,000,000 in''  value, as against $23,000,000 in 1S9S.  He say* the cyanide'method- is growing  better every day, and he thinks the  time will corne when it will pay to reduce ores which carry only ������4 or $5  worth of gold to the , ton,, also that  Cripple Creek alone has lying on . its  dumps $20,000,000 worth of gold, which  will eventually bo saved.  May Be a Deal.  Mr. Gintzbe'rgcr took Messrs. Paris  Drake Brockinan, of London, Eng., and,  Joseph Stace, of .Rochester, Eng., both  largely intereste.-I in flie .Ajax Fraction,,  up to sec   the-Monitor,   above Three  Forks, yesterday.   The  visit of these  capitalists is in view to purchases, but  up to time of going to press we had not  heard the results of their trip, but it is .  generally supposed it will he a deal, as  they  are anxious for good  properties,  and the Monitor   is known to be yal- .  liable.  CHURCH NOTICES.  , Methodist, Rev. A. M. Sanford, B.A.,  pastor.���������Regular services will be held  to-morrow at  11  a.m.   and 7.30 p.m.  Presbyterian, St. Andrews.���������Rev. J.  A. Ffirguson, B.A.. pastor;, services on  Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 D.m.,  Union Sabbath School in the Methodist church at 12:15 p.m., after close  of morning services. Everybody welcome.  O  m  ;">V-tf\';':'-v- % t' II,  ���������J-  -i~-  3    I  ���������tS"m'  ' .'���������'' It-  /;��������� i������  SW#|  '������������������',',!>  '"51*8:  -������������������   '.:  w  ':-};.  iss*!  r..-1..-  kjjMM  Sal  Pen Picture  WILLS MADE ON THE BATTLEFIELD.  The Law Times oils attention to the  tact ili.it the operation of (ho Wills  Act 01P 1837 is .suspended in i lie case  of soldiers serving on the field. In  oonst-quenco of this it is open to, a soldier to make his will on. 1 ho battlefield by word of meuth. His will is  al .o v. lid even though, hd bo a Iminor  when he makes it. Witnesses arc un-  iH-ce.s .ary, and a subsequent marriage  do s n t annul a will to made, as woul i  ordinarily be tho case.  LECTURES ABOUT BOERS.  A sct'of instructions has been issued  to officers commanding battalions on  their way to the Cape, to deliver lectures an board on the geography of  the country, the lessons to be learnt  from the war, ,l study of Boer tactics  and how thjy are best met, precautkns  to prevent the stampeding; of animals, Boer organisation, mobility,  armaments, and their appearance on  the fiuld as compared with British  troops. This ought, while giving ilie  men a betier idea of thu foe thoy have  to contend with, help t��������� dispel tho  ennui inseparable from a transport  voyagie.  the Boers round Colcsberg is the best  n������ws we have had from tho war for  many a weary day, has now scored two  off his own bat. It was to himl that  General White generously left the active direction of operations at tho  battle of ElaiuUlaagte, remarking,  "Go on, French, ilii.s is ,your show."  lie afterwards left LadyMniih by the  last train which got away from the  town before its complete investment,  and was sent to command tho cavalry  division on General Cl'it.icre's line,  which may be- described aw tho middle  line of advance, leading directly to  Bloemfonlein. General French, whois  in his forfy-eighfh year, is an ov-mil-  itia officer, who joined ihe 8ih Hussars in 1871. He served will* Ihe Cavalry Brigade "on tho Nile in 188-4-85,  and was present at (be battle of Abu  Kiwi. A dashing horseman, an expert swordsman, ho h is now shown  thai he is also a Inctician.v and'that  he can beat tho Boers al (heir own  game.   ,  WHERE GUNNERS COME FROM.  Ktutor's cor/espondent says there is  reason to believe that many skilled  Belgian and Dutch artillerists have  been engaged and imported into the  Transv.ial from April, 18ji>, in regular b-ilches up to the evo of] war. Thjy  receivea ������M m cash, the s.iine. amount  o-n arrival at Pretoria, 10s. a day pay,  and grants of land. Specialists also  accompanied Ihe  now  guns.  BRITUEK SCOTS.  One of tho officers of the Salvation  Army sent to South Africa writes: "1  sp^ut the whole of yesteiday afternoon  with the salJiera at Fort Napier. Tho  hcrge.iut of the liueen was telling me  hi?w the Gordon iiignlanders acted at  the storming of Dundee. Just as they  were ueaiing the Buur.s a number of  men in the Lioav lines held upl ihen-  guns, and yolled, 'For Uod'o sake, don't  snoot, lads! Wo are Scotch/ and  haven't fired a suiol at you :' 1l appealo  thoy stayed too long in ,iho Transvaal,  ana wore cominandeeied, and compelled to f.ghl."  H'UMOR, AT MODDER RIVER.  . The light-heurfeduess and ihe liuin-  ur of Mdiekiug have inspired those, at  Modder Rivet to not unworthy if tons.  Very plc.as.iug reading is tho resuli.  Tho ^ud Coldstream.:, lind theniuiseLes  in "a desperately thiioiy counuy,"  and evident'lyo envy their friends at  home. The 1st Scot Guards have their  minds fixed on tho Paris inhibition.  "Book cur. tickets," is their genial- end  hou.jc.-ful request.--. Tho L/th Lnncera,  however, eclipse all their comrades.  "Our stay iu this charming.'' watering-  place," they say, "is most pleasing- uo  tho flies undinhabitants. Both bleed  us' freely. We are living! on the best  of sand, washed down by Chateau Mod-  der." And then they mock-seriously  regret the fact that we! are .not with  Cgem to share their luxuries. Cheery  humor of this kind ought to carry the  men far.  >;'���������"'. KIND BOERS.  'So many stories are current, mariy  unfortunately true, with regard to  transgressions of. the ordinary rules of  civilized warfare by the Boers; that I  am very glad," says The Times correspondent, "to be acble to give some instance in their favor, j From- what  has been told me-by several of the men  wounded at Magersfontein there is uo  doubt that a number of Boers came out  of the trenches on the, night after the  battle and gave water to wounded soldiers 1/fing out on the veldt. Thej fact  is that the better-class Boers���������and the  Free Staters are largely of the bettor class���������are personally kindly and  hioapdtable. The commandant, too,' is  usually eager to carry oil war in as  Civilized way as possible, restricting  looting, etc. But the discipline i:i in-  sufticient to restrain the interior  back-country Boers, many of whom are  almost h.-.If-savages, or the niisceliane-  6.U.V crow c������ rul'iianly, 'mean whites'  swept into  ihe  commandoes."*" ,  'i WAR AND CHARITY.  The expectation that tho flow, of  contributions to deserving charities  would be checked this ChrUti/ias by Ihe  diversion of public generosity to the  War Relief Funds is being fuLilled. An  official of tho Charitable Organization Society says that tha religious  and ph.il-nthropic institutions which  depend largely on the results of Christmas axjp-eais are feeling the pinch sorely. He is inclined to think that ordinary charities will suffer tot the extent  of 33 1-3 per cent. , Ai like* story is told  by the officials of other societies. From  the philanthropic departments of the  Londoia Congregational Union, two  pressing appeals have been sent out,  but have met with scarcely any response. Not only is* money not forthcoming, but even gifts of clothing are  not to be had. The (explanation probably is that London's "old clo'" , is I  wanted for the adornment of tho  Transvaal refugees,  HIS SECOND SHOW. j  General French,  whose   bustling o������ I  HOW LADTSMITH AMUSES ITSELF.  The Daily Telegraph has some interesting details of (ho stnte of Lady-  smith from Mr. Thorold, a butcher,  who has just arrived in Frere Camp.  It is, he says, only durintr the Inst two  weeks that (he pliccs of business have  been closed. Tho military aulhori-  lies have commandperod all Ihe eatables, but have arranged I hat meat and  bread shall bo sold at prices fixed for  nil. Groceries are unobtainable for  purchase. The last (in of milk fetched three shillings. Eggs are six shillings a down, bul plain food, such' as  nvat, biscui'?, nnd army bread aie procurable. The only drawbacks aro  tin- indiffprent water, which is causing a litfle sickness, and tho unclean  state of ports of 1 he* town. Mineral  wnt'.'rs   are  procurable  at   (he   hotels,  i (hough (he bars hive nil been closed  for two weeks. The Frere electric  l'ghts are easily seen a(i Ladysmi'h,  bul   (he    Boers endeavor    to spoil  (he  pending of thp sign-Ms by turning  on fh=ir oleel ric sen ichligh's. Pquib  periodicals, .such ns the Bombshell, tho  Lyre, with cartoons and camp, yarns,  n'ppenr rej������ularlv. Kruger and Sleyn  going to Pi. Helena is (he latest apu  proved cartoon.  BOER DESCRIPTION OF BATTLES.  As an example of the war news purveyed for Free State consumption, the  following extract from tho Bloernfon-  tein Express olf December 51 h is sent  by the C.-vpe Town correspondent of  th- Exchange Tolegraph Company. It  refers to the battles of Gruspan, Belmont, and Modder. _- .  '  "We heard bugle calls, and suddenly  found Indian troops amongst us raising (heir  war cry.  "Thr-y were armed with knives and  swords. We shot (hem down like wild  animals, but they climbed over dead  and wounded with such dolerinina-  tiou (hat we were compelled' to re-  trca(. ������  "This terrible fighl lasted, until  noon, when the Briiish drew off, leaving 2,00(1 killed and wounded. Our loss  wasabuut nint' killed and s-ixfv wounded.. , ������������������-. . "    :  "That, the Ghoerkns stormed the  Boer position. The Boers fought like  lions, but could not stand.- the terrible  fire of the British cannonade, so we  fled. Our best way is to- charge them.  They cannot stand the charge of the  Boers.       -     , ,  ���������- '  "The English lost in three battles  4,000."  . .    -  . .    .  A WAUCHOPE REMINISCENCE.','"'-  A writer in To-Day, in the course/ of  an appreciative article on "Fighting  Wauchope," says: One night Wauchope  was endeavoring to address, a very  stormy audience at Gilmer ton,-a rough  mining village near Edingurgh, but  only^his flashing eyes and vehement  gestures gave the slightest indication  of the nature of his oratory. When the  noise was at its loudest, and then were  popping up here and there throughout  the meeting to move votes of no-confidence, a rough Gilmerton carter  climbed upon the platform, and the  rabble quieted to hear the fun. Even  Wauchope stopped to observe the  chances of the situi tion. "A'm no gaen  to say he kens onylhing o' politics," began the carter, jerking his shoulder towards Wauchope, "but I can tell ye  this: when I was lying wounded at  Tol-el-Kebir an' dyin' wi' thirst the  Colonel made ower to me an' pulled me  oot o' the road. That's enough for  me, an' I'm goin' to vote for him." The  man climbed off the platform nnd tho  audience remained quiet. Another  minute and they were singing, "For  he's a jolly good fellow!" and,' five  minutes Inter, were carrying "Fighting Wauchope" shoulder high. He) had  won, nnd, but for a. change in' the) political wind four days before! (he election, he would have carried the constituency, too, in I he face of! his great opponent.  wm ran  I'r  It was eight o'clock of a Saturday  morning in February, when Mr. and  Mrs. Stone drove out of their farmyard and took the road northward.  Tho crisp snow of the highway, packed  and polished by weeks of good sleighing, creaked under the runners of their  "cutter," and tho sun was shining  gloriously over tho wooded hills to  the eastward.  Tho Stones were going to spend Sunday with "Cousin Maria," Stone's  second cousin, and the object' of Mrs.  Stone's admiration and envy. She  declared that there was no house  like Cousin Maria's, and no domestic  conveniences and advantages like  those she enjoyed; that nobody wore  such beautiful clothes, or' had such  good things to eat, or commanded such  resources to "do with" as Cousioo. Maria. In short, Mrs. Amasa Stone, who  had not boon a great while married,  and who had one. of the nicest little  farmhouses in the county as well as  one of the best and most devoted husbands in the world, was somehow a victim of that most disagreeable and distressing malady, envious discontent;  and the immediate occasion of it-'was  ���������Cousin Maria. If she could only exchange places, perhaps not husbands,  but everything else, with Cousin  Maria,  how  happy  sho would  be I  Curiously enough���������by that strange  irony of fate which we often sea cropping out in human life���������Cousin Maria  felt the same way toward Mrs. Stone.  Sho secretly, but sincerely, envied the  little woman with the big, devoted  loverlike husband and tho model fa'rm-  houso overlooking one of the most  beautiful and productive-valley farms  in Now England. "If I could only  keep house - like Cousin Ella I" sho  would sometimes say to her husband ;  and then she would add, to herself,���������  "Perhaps I might, if I had as nice a  house, and the things to do with that  sho has."  Sincere and cordial envy does not  make people dislike each other, by any  means; and it was natural enough  that Mrs. Stone and her cousin, Mrs.  Holmes, should enjoy visiting each other and thereby adding fresh fuel to  their mutual admiration. They traveled back and forth on these social  exchanges a good deal, and their husbands, who, liked each other, and each  others fare, by the way, were never  averse to "driving over" for a day's  outing.   . The two farms lay some 20  miles  apart,. Ln  different    townships, ; Th   huuter>s out������U consi3ts o������. a 8mnll  and about midway between them was i  a  village, where the Stones and    the  flat-bottomed boat, a light, somewhat  Hoimeses-   each  had a special   friend, 'like that used as at headlight on looo-  witb... whom   it    was  convenient  and ! Motives, though not as heavy / a cane  pleasant to stop for dinner, while go-   ,��������� ^-   '    , .      ,      . .,��������� .    ,  .    ,>      ,,    .  ing a-visiting. ,,  jfishing pole about 10 feet in-length, to  The sleighTbells rang cheerily and j one end of which is securely fastened  the miles rapidly fell away behind the I a hookhaving three prongs,'extending  Stones'si cutter, this February morn- from a single shank, and a.box' with, a  ing, as they drove along toward Hyde-  band stabled his horse. When Mr.  StoDe came in, he found the lamps all  lighted and his wife in a high state of  excitement and delight at the prospect of "using Cousin Maria's nice  tilings for awhile! I guess it's all for  the best," she announced, with unexpected cheerfulness. ��������� "For once in  our lives we will have a taste of keeping house with modern conveniences!"  It was a tremendous snow storm  that' 25th and 20th of February, Mr.  and Mrs. Stone was snowbound for a  week in tho Holmes' house and Mr. and  Mrs. Holmes, as it happened, were  similarly imprisoned iu thrirs. Roads  wore not broken through for tivo days  and no one knew how h:s neighbor was  faring.  in the meantime Mr. Stone took care  of Mr. Holmes's stock, and Mr. Holmes  took care of h:������, while their wives revelled to their heart's contonf in tho  supposed domestic advantages and improvements for which they had enyied  each other so long. At last tho two  families were able to get word to ono  another, and a day was set for tho mutual evacuation of each other's premises and a meeting at Hydevillo on the  way. Both ��������� parties were invited to  dine at Jnson Soper's, that memorable  day, and the reador may bo sure it  was not one of those dinner parties  that languish for lack of conversation.  Late in the afternoon, as the Stones  came in sight, of their own pleasant  farmhouse, Mr. Stone said, hesitatingly, "John and I had eomcv talk of exchanging farms, while we were harnessing up.     We thought, if���������"    '  "Stop right there, Amasa Stone I"  cried his wife, with a sudden uncalled-for burst of tears. "If you ever  mention such a thing again���������"  "Why!" exclaimed Mr. Stone, in  glad astonishment. "I thought you  were crazy for Cousin Maria's modern  conveniences, and John said that Maria  made life a burden to him by hankering after yours. So we thought we'd  please both of you by swapping  farms."  "Well, you'll neither of you ever  hear anything more on the subject  from Maria or mo," sobbed Mrs. Stone.  "Wo were both of us so homesick and  so ashamed that wo burst outcrying,  when we were up in the front chamber at Mrs. Soper's, and confessed  what fools wo had been. Ii guess neither of us will ever quarrel with her  own things again���������least of all, with  her  own husband 1"  IS IT FINAL ?  .���������Ml  MCI!  FROG   HUNTING.  C.ri'lert   on at Ml^lii  Only  Ely Silent  Sll   fiSuul...  France is called the country of  "frog eaters," but it is' very likely that  more frogs' legs are to-day oaten "in  tho United States than in any other  country in tho world. Those ' who  have ever tasted tho delicious flesh of  a frog's thigh always want more.  Frog hunting is i.jaiwjys done at  night, and the darker tho night the  better. Nothing can be i.done at  catching frogs when tho moon is out.  ville, the half-way village. .- "I hope nothing will happen to the; stock or the  hens..over Sunday," said Mr. Stone. ,:  "Oh, don't worry about that I" exclaimed his wife. "You spoke to Leonard, as usual, didn't you?" "Yes, I  asked him to fodder once a day and at-  sinall sliding cover over ^;tho top', in  which to put the frogs. . The hunters  always go in pairs, as one, man cannot  manage tha boat and catch' the frogs,  too.  ., ��������� . ���������:'..���������-,  With a dark  night  and still  water  THE WISE WEATHER CLERK.'  The  Funnyland  clerk of  the  weather  Doesn't   waste   his   time  finding   out  ���������whether  To-inorro-w'll  be  blowy,  Or sunny,  or snowy.  Oh I  he's   wiser  than  that  altogether.  He  carefully  studies  the  past,  And  runs  up a flag on   the mast,  So  that  people can  seo  If  there's  going to  bo  A thunderstorm) week before last.  And   when   yesterday  promiises  fair  When the sun will be hot and agrlare,  People hitch a balloon  To the edge of the moon  And dive  off and swim  round in the  air.  For  they  never get  drowned   in  the  air.��������� i  Albert W. Smith, in the January Ladies' Home Journal.  teind   to  tho  milking./      But  he  lives : the hunters fasten their headlight on  quite    a little  piece  away,   and  if  it  should come, on to storm���������"  Storm!  Look, at thet, sky 1" exclaim  ed Mrs. Stone, with a scornful laugh, 'companion, who is to act as punter, of  "I declare, if you aren't! the greatest  man to worry over nothing."  the baw of their-.boat, "one, of them  takes his plaoce back of the;light with  the   fish pole in his (^hahd, while his  the boat, takes the setpdle, with which  to push the craft along, tand stations  It was still gloriously pleasant when ! himself in the stern. The man in the  they reached Hydevillo, at 11 o'clock, I bow keeps a sharp lookout", within the  and they stopped there two full hours. I radius off the stream, of light, while  As .they again took the( road, at 1 j the man in the* stern/ shoves the boat  o'clock, they noticed that the sky had j forward slowly, steadily, and noise-  becc-mo slightly fliiny, but as it fre-jlessly, occasionally ^turning the bow  quently does cloud; over thus toward 'from one point of:the. compass to an-  ' "      "'       -.;!.-���������--   .--   a'        other.  A frog is soon sighted. He sits, for  instance, on. a log, facing the, boat, at  a distance of 50 or 60 feet. His blinking eyes are fastened upon the blinding, light, which seems to/possess for  him a strange fascination. The boat is  moved cautiously toward him, care be.  ing taken to prevent it from swerving from its course, for the removal  of the full glare of the light from his  eyes for an instant would break the  spell and lose the frog. As long ns  the light is kept full upon him ho remains without moving. The boat and  men are behind the l'ighb and he sees  nothing but a sun of intense brilliancy  in a night of deepi darkness.   , c  Having reached a point within five  or six feet of the frog1 the! man inflne  bow c-jC the boat signals tq his companion with his hand, and thd boat, is held  still. Then ho reaches out cautiously with the pole and hooks, being careful1 nott to allow the' pole or any portion c(f his arm. to coin������ in front of  toh ray o(t light and thus produce a  shadow, to frighten the frog; The  hooks are extended until (hey ,aro on  the side of the frog( opposite the boat  and directly over the frog's back. A  sharp, quick, downward pull is then  given the potto, and MrvFrog is caught.  tho close of a fine winter day, they  were neither surprised nor disturbed.  At 3 o'clock, however, tho wind began  to rise, the sky grew more overcast,  and before long was spitting sharply  out of the northeast. ���������  "What do you think of the storm  now ?'' asked Mr. Stone. "Drive along,  and get there as quick as you can,"  was his wife's only reply, as she gathered the buffalo robe more tightly  about   her. (-  When they reached the Holmes farm,  at about i o'clock, the wind was howling' and tho snow driving across the  landscape in sheets. ' Mrs. Stone got  out at tho side entrance and plunged  shiveringly against the door, but turned at once to her husband with a look  of surprise and consternation. . The  door was locked 1 So were the front  door and the kitchen door, as they  speedily  discovered.  "They're    away    from    home,"' announced     Mr.   Stone.   "They're    gone j fuji n(^  visiting," groaned his wife.   "Oh dear!"  do  you  suppose    it's  possible  they've  gone to visit us ?"'  "Shouldn't wonder a bit," replied  Mr. Stone. "Como to think of it, I  heard , a man's laugh, when 1 went  over to the store in, Hydevillo,' that  sounded like John Holmes's. But -I  touldn't tell where it camel froi^ and  couldn't see anybody that looked like  him, so gave it up."  "Goose I" cried Mrs. Stone. "Ho was  probably over at Jason Soper's, where  '.hoy always stop-K>ut in the barn, like  as not. If you'd only mentioned it I  Well, we must just make the best of a  Lad job. I know where Maria puts the  kitchen key when she's away, and we  might as well go in and take possession���������as they will have to do at our  house, I reckon."  .The key was found .on' a nail under  tho "stoop," and Mrs. Stone proceeded to take possession, while her hua-  NEW WOMEN IN JAPAN.  Fujuyacsa, Japan, has been the scene  of n very unusual performance. An  old, woman of 93 is said to have ascended the mountain at the head of  six,women, all more than 50 years of  age. This is progress with a vengeance/declares the commrniaior, considering that in former years, no female, young or old, was permitted to  desecrate tb������> eacred : mountain by  treading on it,  Many a man is so faint-hearted, or.  so intensely malttr-of.-fact, that ho  will take a girl's "No" as final, and go  away foiever���������discouraged and sad,  and propose to some other girl for  /hom ho doss not care, just because  he has to do something to relieve his  lacerated feelings.  Now, the man who has had experience with women will not do that. lie  will try again, afler the first shock  of thai dreadful little two-letter word  bns subsided, and she has had time  to think of it. And not infrequent!)  his perseverance is rewarded by "Yes."  Not one wom.nn in forty, or man,  either, knows lier own mind at the bo-  ginning of a love affair. There aro  so many factors operating for and  agiinst a certain course, which, after  it is once t.iken, must be irrevocable.  If you can make the gir! you love hesitate, you have won a long score in  i our favor.  And if you are a young man, and  are in love with a giil, and you are  sure .that there is no other man in  the way, don't take thai first-"No" aB  final. A girl likes to think you are  persevering, esie.i'lly it that perseverance is exercised in winning her  favor.  A man who has common sense will  not ininke himself obnoxious to a woman by asking her to reconsider her  previous "No," particularly if sho be  entirely     hcart-fre.o.  We know of a very happy couple,  now mrirried ten years, but not married until the masculine party to the  transaction had "asked" her five times  and been told "No" four times before  the final "Yes."  Girls aro'curious creatures. When  they are quite young, tliey set a very  high valuation upon themselves. At  sixteen, a gin would hardly consider  a prince. At twenty, she. might favor  a duke. At twentj-rive, a lord, or  count, would fill tlie bill. At thirty,  she would not scruple lo give herself  to a millionaire. At forty she would  miarry a niissiounry "from love of the  cause" and at fifty, she would jump  at the chance of comforting a widower with five children nnd a maiden,  aunt in his family.  A girl's ideal is high. tf the man  upon whom she looks with favor does  not come up to her ideal, she endows  him with imaginary virtues- and  graces. She places a good deal of  stiess on fine eyes, and handsome nose  nnd a mustache. By and by, when  she is older, sho will realize that, for  a life solace and support, eyes and a  mustache are not quite sufficient. Later, she looks to a man's strength nnd  stability of character; and still later,  she considers his bank account quite  as'mucli as she does the shape of hia  nose.' .    ���������      ���������'  .'''. _  Young men are too autocratic. Thoy  fling themselves at the heads of tha  girls they fancy and practically say,  "Take me, or leave me, just as you  please.   There are others."'  Wait a little,  dear young    friends.  The world was not made in a day, and  surely its manufacture was" a bigger  job  than  the courting  of any pretty.  Minnie or Mollie. ������������������  Hnve a' little patience. If you go  fishing for pickerel, you do not expect  the fish you. covet to jump,out of tha  pond at your hook when he sees'you  coming. You wait for his pleasure.  You gently wiggle your-bait, and hold  your breath, and if be does not bite,  you come again to-morrow. And you  keep on coming until you kuow some  other fellow has caught, him. Cannot  you have as much patience with the  girl you love ? <  Theremre girls, we regret to say it,  who make it a point not to say "Yes   '  the  first  time  they   are    asked. "'. It"  looks  too much  like  jumping at  the  first chance, they,will tell you ; and if '  there is anything a.woman generally .  wants to avoid it is anything like "being, too fo-rward"   in    a  matrimonial  race.   It, is feminine to retreat���������masculine to advance.  And there.Is some sense in it; for  men generally like to do the courting  before marriage, and leave it to wo-  ment to do it afterward. Well, "turn  about is fair play," says the old adage,  If you are a young man, don't throw  yourself down at a girl's feet for her  to, walk over. Don't spend all your  income "treating" her to ice cream  and confectionery. A girl of that  kind is not worth asking twice. Better take the first "No" as final.  A girl respects a man who has a ���������  mind ot his own. She may gjt vexed  when she fails to carry her point, and  have a fit of tlie sulks, and go off  with the other follow ; but" if she cares  a grain about you���������and you don't want ���������  her unless she does���������she will soon be  convinced that, even though a man is  in love, he has "a right to say his  soul's his own." And all you experienced people, who have had love affairs, know what a jolly thing the  making up of a lovers' quarrel is.  And so, young man, in closing, permit us to say���������if you love a girl who  has no interest in any other man, ask  her twice, at least, before you consider her decision final ; and (if she at  last says "Yes," hurry up the wedding day.'and be happy.  "'    ,   ��������� ���������KATE THORN  .    A DISADVANTAGE.  The. automobile is a wonderful, invun-  tion, remarked th--, min.wh-j n.-ed lo  o[wn horses.  Yes, said the ).',. rnesai������\nker. >iadly,  there isn't a   hilJia in >t-  w  r:.1:  . '51  '���������^i  '?.'  m  i?^!kC^ Vhiuu Nude was siandiiig in tho  fu.l glow ol the tuushinu, near a cluster ol giadioli, that lorixiiul a picture  in themselves, all cr.insuiii and -goiii,-  beet, buried in the be.Is, butlei-i-lies  hovering round tiie'ui. falu had been  locking at tho gui'guous tlowors, ami  Bill! held one iu nor hands^ 'Iheie  was uu lairur spot in England/ than  lh.-3 sunlit garduii, whcio thu heiiOoS  ot LancewooJ stood with tuoughilui  ��������� face and d renin y eyes. Look wheio  she would, nothing but beauty met  hui'reyub, marvels of color, wonders of  sunshine and snade. it was a gaidcn  rather oid-iiuiitone.d than otherwise,  full of heavy, neb robeis, orange an<i'  scarlet nasturtiums, big lair elusteus  ot hydrangea ; the.ro were blossoms ot  purple and white carmine-huod carnations, and. lilies with wuifu, pure  bells���������a garden wherein a p-cet m ght  dream, and a painteir Jose hiun-olt in  ��������� the divine beauty of flower and .tree.  An old-ta3hioned sun-dial stood nuar  the bright gladioli; not far from it  was a loutntain of rare and quaint design ; tamo white doves fluttered  round,' and birds of bright .'plumage  sang in tho trees. The June sun  shone, and oveir all floated a breath  of perfume swoet as the odors - of  Araby.  , Vivien Ne-slio gazed round with  lireamy eyes. Looking at her, one  would say she was rightly placed wealths crimson and goldein gladioli. Sue  was in perfect harmony with the  beauty of the garden���������a tall, stately  girl, with a Titian face, dark, glowing, splendid in its eixquisilo coloring  nnd perfect features, the eyes, of a  rare purple hue, such as one sees in  the heart of a passion flower, darkening with eivery pasting thoiignt,  bright as the stars in thct sky, fringed with long lashes���������mystical, dreamy  eyas, full of passion and power���������eyes  in tho liquid depths of which it was  easy to lose both hoart and' senses;  straight, imperial brows; a mouth  like a pomegranate bud, sensitive,  sweat, yet with some proud, scornful  curves���������a girl that Titian would have  painted, holding wilh white hand a  crimson flower to hei lips. A mass  of dark hair, soft and slhining^ was  drawn back from tho beautiful face,  a������d lay in luxuxian1- profusion over  the whitoi neck and shoulders. In  the bloom of hiir girlish beautyl sho  'looked brilliant us a passiou-f lower  in  I he sun.  Suddenly one of the tame white  dlovos flu 1 (wring round, lighted on  her shoulder, and Vivien Noslie awoke  from her dream.  AVhat do girls fair and young dream  of in the sunshine and flowers if Of  the lover who is to come���������of the love  th.it is to crown them��������� of the sweet,  vague possibilities ^oC life?  ���������No buch  pretty  thoughts'    occupied  the  heiress  of Lancewood.      She  had  "    beem    through the Hyde    woods    and  round   by   the    rivur ;-returning,   she  stopped  to rest   by   the  old.  sun-dial,  and  there  her    dark  eyes    wandered  over one, of the fairest scenes in England.   She  saw    the    dark masses  of  trees in Hyde woods ; she saw purple  hills rising in, the far distance, crowned with rich foliage; she saw the deep,  clear river gleaming in  the sun;-she  saw rich clover-meadows,, golden cornfields, acre, after acre of undulating;  .  fertile land; she _suw.-~ a picturesque  park, where, graind old  trees  of    the  growth    of     generations    formed,    a  shade for  the antlered  deer ;  and   to  the left lay the sunny Southern sea.  ' ahe saw Lancewood Abbey,  tho home  of her race, the grand, massive, build-  ,.   tng. that was. like "a poetrnj in stone;"  and the thoughtsthat brightened the  dxeamy   eyes  was���������"One  day  all  this  will  be minei."   All  this���������the    wealth  of. wood and forest, of field and .meadow���������evein  the far-famed old Abbey���������  all would one day be hers, for she was  the  ouly   child of Sir  Arthur; .Neslie,  and  heiress of Lnncewobd.      She had  the' proud air of one who .had, always  beem  obeyed.   There was a  grandeUr  about, her  such ascompis only' from  'always holding high authority, a frank  in dependence,  a  certain kind  of  defiance���������for  it  was  a   noble  face,   and  a   noble soul  looked out  of  it.  "All this will'be mine," thought tho  young girl���������"arid I will make good usei  of it. If I live long enough, my good  declds shall be my mo>nument. I will  leave a name that will live in the  hearts of the. people around me. 'This  Ls my kingdom, and I shall be its  queetn."  It was. not'vanity that shone in  ��������� her face as she said the, words���������It waa  something higher and nobler���������pride  (hat, rightly trained, might havem-ide  ho.r what sitae wished to lie, a noble woman���������������������������piri.de of race and of lineage,  pride in a spotless name and high descent, pride in the |grand old home  that was second to none, in the land.  All to be her own���������and she would  ���������use, it royally. She had,, often stood  there by the old sun-dJal, looking  round on ihe vast domain, thinking  what she would dtv when it became  hers. She had been brought up1 ais  heiress of Lancewood. No other .fate,  uo other lot in life, no other possibility  had ever occurred to her except this.  She had filled her( mind with! grand  and n'oblo thoughts, all for the good of  others, when sho would, be queen; of  this her fair domain. Ii< should, be. a  pattern; and model Con alt others���������no  one should be poor or sorrowful. She  would be a lady bountiful, going  amongst her jpeople with! open hands  and open heart, relieving'all distress.  There should be churches [where none  had- beivn built, before���������schools, almshouses. Her heart warmed as she  thought of tit all, as she pictured the  white heads of the- old and the fair  faces of. the young; and all were! to1 be  made haippy by her.   They were noble  droii-ms���������not out of place -in the glow  of the mi n light and amid the fragran. e  of flowers.  ��������� The pretty tamo doves aroused her  from them. She dropped the tpray of  gladiolus, and uirned lo the fountain.  The gold fKh alni'ost seemed to know  hen as she touched tho water sottly.  Presently down a broad path shaded  by acacia-trees came a young, handsome man, looking about him eagerly,  as I hough in search of some one. At  longlh ho .saw the glimmer of ai white  dress amongst the trees, and ho stood  still, silently watching her. Sho was  singing just then in a low, sweet voico,  and ho listened 'to tho words with a  peculiar smile on his face. Thoy were  words by the poet Dibdin, quaint  a rid sweet���������  "I oit-'o had  gold  and silver��������� ���������,  I thought them  without end;  I  once  had   gold   and silver���������  I thought I had a friend,  Mv wealth' is lost,/my friend is false,  My  love is stolenl from ,ine;  Ai"d   here I lie  im misery i,  neneath tho ��������� willow-treo."  He recognized .the song as one called "The Mad Lover," audi again a  significant smile stole over his face.  "It is a strange for her Lo sing,'  he thought to himself. "One never  hoars he,.��������� singing love ditties,, as  other girls do. She is far too imperial  for that, I .should  imagine,"  Then he went up to the fountain  where Ihe gold fish, darted amongst  the erne.-aid-green weeds and.the sun  i;hono  m  tha  waters.  "Good-morning, Miss Neslie," ho  said, with a low bow.  T.hn words ox tho song ceased- abrupt ly as- Vivien Neislie turned quickly round, to see frorni whom; the greeting came. A smile came over her  face. i .  "Good-morning, Mr.- Dorman; you  startled mo. Have the books "tome?1-  -, "Yes,'- he replied. "I came to ' tell  you. Thoy are well selected; you will  bo  pleated,  I think."  "The last wero all tiresome���������nothing  ot any value in Lthem," sho continued.  "Have they sent Browning's last  poem?"- i ,  "Yes: we have several poetical works  this time." .  "If it is not troubling you too much  will you bring Browningi out here lo  me? I should like' to read in the1 sunshine; it  is  very- pleasont."'  She spoke to him with' a kind of  half-distant, half-reserved familiarity,  that showed plainly enough that t\he  did not consider him; on an, equality  with herself. He seemed to, feel and  understand it, and his face flushed  slightly   as  he  replied���������<  "It is always a pleasure to obey you  miss Neslfo."  Then pray let me have Browning  at once. I have but an hour's leisuro;  I rauist not' lose it tin ialking.  Again/ his face flushed. He'wailed  until he could speak'calmly, and, then  producing a letter, he said��������� .  .-".The post-bag was delayed this  morning; I have only justl opened it.  Sir Arthur has written to me���������and-  this isjor you." '���������'        '   ���������  She fancied there ,. was something  strange in his manner���������something of  hesitation and. uncertainty. Then  sine took from his hands, the letter  which was to .change the whole,- course  oh her life. ���������- ,- '  "It is from Sir Arthur,: she said,  quickly���������"a letter from my father!  How. cruel of the/post to' delay this  morning,  above  all  othersl"  She opened the envelope with impatient fingers, wondering why the  young secretary lingered there, looking, at her with such) strange) eyes. ���������;  -"AVhat a long letterl" she said,  laughingly. "This; extends to over a  page: Sir Arthur seldom1 writes more  than, four   lines."    .��������� .  ��������� ���������     \  "Let me find you a seat," he proposed, "while you readY it. You will  be   tired  of standing."  Still with the same1 strange expression on his face, he brought one of  the little, garden-chairs to her, and  she sat  down.  "Why do'you not *go'for my book?"  she.- asked, with laughing impatience.  "There may be a. message for. me m  that letter,   Miss Neslie,". he replied  "Permit me to remain while you read'  it.'-     :  She, sat down where the faint,  odor of the lilies floated round her,  wherei the cooing of (ho white' doves  reached her, nnd read (the words that  darkened   her  whole   life.  "My Dearest Vivien���������Writing, as  you know, always fatigues me; I detest it. But I have something to tell  you which will astonish you greatly���������  perhaps  even  anger  you.  "It will be foolishi of you, Vivien,  to bo angry, for I have perfect and  undisputed right to please myself;  lip one has any right to take umbraige  or offense at what; I do. :  "I feel a certain .degree of of reluctance, m making my announcement���������  why, I cannot tell. You would wish  ma to be happy, and; I have sought,  happiness after my own fashion.  Vivien, I have married again. My  wife is a beautiful young French girl  ���������her name; was Valerie d'Este; she is  very piquant, attractive, graceful. You  will be sure to admire her. Wo were  married in Paris, and' intend return-  iug homo next Tuesday. ��������� .   '  "Now, Viven, remetujber that being  angjy and vexed about it is simply  a: waste of time; I had a right to  plenso myself, ,a.nd I have /done so. If  this wife were to dio, it would be no  one's affair should I marry a third.  Tell Mrs. Spenser to have thei rooms  in the western wing set in order and  iwepared for Lady Neslie. Tell all the  household oft the change, and see that  my wife is received' with du& honor  and respect.  "One word to yourself, Vivien. What  is done is done.   If you-axe wise, in  stead of battling withi tha tide of  events, you will swim, with it. From  you, iny daughter, I .shaR expect love,  kindness, ailection, attention, and consideration! tor my wire, in you snow  ail Luis, well andjgood; ii jyoul retuse  it, you will aeei tan result. Meet mo  wan a sinilo, Vivien; led mo hear, no  reproaches.  "1 nad a right to please my&olt. You>i  wholo iuluro. will depend on. your  troa uncut   or  Lauy   Nealio.  "my loiidly-loved daughter, adieu.  We .vUaii be wun-youi uu\ Tuesday, and  hope   to luui ail' things well.  Arthur Neihe.  Sho read the loiter slowly, and' then;  turned' back and road, it again. 1'jiu  youny ^OL.reiary waio'noa her intently. U.0 .-..aw tho colon tado froini hor  la-e,. the iigut dio lrorn, hori eyeo; ho  ������*aw hep lipo growvwhite, as thoy had  jiover biuii tmiore; ho watenoJ her  lunouoly, keenly,, for he) would have  given iiio liLo'tu~cjuve hei' from. pain,  suddenly, with an angry gesture, the  i-OjO lrom her seat, a crimson llusU  .^pioaduig over her face; sho flung tho  letter ou  the ground  at hen. leet.  "I will not believe it 1" she cried. "It  is a forgery 1 My father never wrutu  thai."  He made no reply; his pity ,aud his  love were so great that they mado him  .speechless.  "Read it I" she commanded.   "Road  it, Gerald Dorman, and   tell me  if    I  am mad or sauel"  He   took   up   the  lotter.  "Do you really wish me to read this,  Miss Neslie?" he asked. i  "Yes," she replied, slowly, "h cannot believe it. My eyes, my senses  miisi have deceived inej tho words I  have seen ennriot possiblyi be written  there. Read it, and toll mo it the news  be true."  He read tho letter. She stood watching him with a bewildered, dazed look,  with) while parted lip^l and darkened  eyes. Then he laid it down on the sundial, and  turning to hor, said���������  "It is quite truo, Miss Neslie. I  knew .it when I brought this letter  to you."  "You knew it I" she cried. "How?'  "Sir Arthur wrote to tell me. I received his letter this morning, and I  felt sure that yours contained the  same intelligence. It was for that  reasoin I ventured to disobey yout and  remain here instead of looking for tho  book."  "Then it is true," she moaned 1 "my  falherr. t.ns a wifei���������s'qme one in my  mother's place. I���������I cannot believe it,  Mr. Dorman. Why, only ten minutes  since I was thinking of all I would  ppirsuade him to do���������and now I find  he has a wife.. He has been all the  world 'to me���������as 1 have been to him ;  and now he has a wife. Tho love and  the home that havo been mine so long  will be mine no more."  "Nay, Miss Neslici," said the calm,  pitying voice, "it will not ba so bad  as that. You are, amd always will be  heiress of Lancewood. The Abbey  will always be your home, unless���������"  Then he stopped and hesitated.  "Unless my fathelr should have a  son to succeed Mm, in which case  Laucewood woUld neiver be mine," she  said, slowly. "Half an hour since, Mr.  Dorman, I thought myself as certainly heiress of Lancewood as that '." the  sun shone in the sky."  "Ypu rntist not look on thei vary  darkest side, Miss Neslie," counseled  the young secretary. "Sir Arthur  says that Lady Neslie is- young and  beautiful."  of supreme" contempt. ,','.'���������'  .She interrupted'him with a gesture  "One. must; be as weak as a man,"  she, said, "to care much for youth and  beauty." . ���������  "Pardon me," he continued, gently ;  "Iwas about to say that, being beautiful,  she  is almost sura  to' be  kind  of  heart.   Minds    and  faces  -are    in  harmomy." '  She interrupted him again.  "How  little  you know of  the  matter, Mr.' Dorman !   As though beautiful women ever cared for anything except   themselves."; '���������  .   "Being    young," he    pursued,  "she  will be timid, and will not' venture to  take any leading part in the management  of the household." '  She laughed btttorly.  ���������������������������������������������  ���������;  "Dtd> you ever see a  timid 'Frenchwoman, Mr.    Dorrnan ?   I never    did.  What   caji   have possessed  my   father  to    marry���������above    all, ���������   to    marry r a  French girl ?"  "Perhaps," said the youing secretary, with a meaning look that: any  one. Jess proud would have understood,  "Sir Arthur may have fnlletn in love,  as others do."  'Love !". she  "Forgive tne-," she said. "I need  not speak so unkindly to you ��������� you  have not displeased me. But I am- so  hurt, so grieved, so wounded, I do not  know what to say."  "If speaking harshly to me could  lessen your pain, I would submit lo it  forever," ho repliod.  She did not seem to hear 'him���������and  he was quite accustomed to have the  passionate utterances of his greal  love   (rented  with  silent  indifference  "Tell me.," Mr. Dorman," she said,  after a pause, "all that S'.r Arthur requires   to bo done."  "Sir Arthur wishes to have triumphal arches e.reco.1 all along the drive.  They are. to bo surmounted hy the  word, 'Wehome.' He wishes also that  every servant belonging to tho household should bo in tho great hall to  bid Lady Neslie welcome home. Ho  wishes the. rooms in the western wing  to be prepared, all the picturos'of tho  Blue Room to be placed in' the boudoir, dinner to be ready at eifrht instead of sc.ven���������he invites me to dine  ���������and, lastly, I am to say to you that  ho hopes neiiher expense nor trouble  will be spared Ln welcoming Lady Neslie home."  Sho turned her proud face to him.,  "Do you know, sir, that that, is the  very welcome my mother receivod  when she came, a bride, to Lancewood  Abbey  twenty  years ago?"  "I can imagine it," was the cautious  reply.  "And do you think the samc( welcome givein to her will be; given to  this French girl���������this girl of nine-  teein ? I tell you 'No!" I would rather cut off my hands than use oven one  finger in such Eacrilego. Let those  who will erect triumphal arches ��������� 1  shall  not."  The young secretary looked terribly perpletxed.  "I can understand your feelings," he  began.'  She  turned again with her queenly  gesture  of impatient scorn.  To be Continued.  A Clergyman's Advice,  reppaterl. .scornfully.  "Pray, pardon mo, Mr. Dorman, but  the notion Of mv own fnthctr'fi fnlling  in love, is too "absurd."  There, was an interval of uncomfortable silence: it wns broken by Ihe  young secretary, who said :  "I am sorry, Miss Noslie., to bring  a disagreeable matter before you, but  Sir Arthur snys.h'e wishe-s arches of  evpirgreens erected in tho drive. I nra  to^consult  you  about them."    ���������  "You may spare me the insult, sir.  If T orcicfed an arch at all, it would  be one. of yew and cypress.  He bowed, beinp quite at a- loss for  words.  ��������� "Sir Arthur hns also directed that  the pictures in the blue room- shall bo  placed in the apartment in the'western wing known as 'my lady's 1-iou-  dotr.' "  "That was my motfhRr's room !"  CTied the girl, with flashing eyes. "It  shall not be toucher]!"  "Dear Miss Nc-slie," pleaded tho  secretary, "do believe me; opposiiion  is all In vain. Let ma counsel' you to  comply wit h Sir Arthur's wishes."  "I do not nppd your counsel, Mr.  Dorman, and please do not call' mp  'dear' Miss Neslie. T am not so desb-  la'c yet as to  require  that."  He dre/w back with such nn expression of intense pain that her proud  heart was touched. She held out her  hand to him.  HOW TO RIP A DRESS.  Most people have an idea that it is  easy enough to rip a garment to  pieces. Any child can do this. It is  a matter that requires scarcely any  care or attention. Dresses are usually pulled to pieces, snipped at- with  scissors,  or cut with  knives.  To rip up a garment properly there  should be no pulling, tearing, or dragging apart.   If  one cannot   take   tho  end; of the thread and pull it out, the  stitches  6hould be  cut  with  a  sharp  knife.    Very  few persons can  rip    a  garment with scissors  without doing  it great harm;  indeed, many  find  it  impossible   to cut  stitches  with  anything without making holes thit render the goods ahsolutely worthless for  the one who originally wore It.   When  it is done the edges are so ragged that  a much, smaller pattern must be used.  In  preparing goods  for  the  dyer,  or  to be made oyer, every stitch should  be taken out. , It seems scarcely necessary to'say  that facings, braid    and  hooks and eyos must be removed, but  this is imperative, in view of the condition in which garmnts come to the  dressmaker . and'   the    dyer.       Many  dresses, capes and jackets are perfectly wearable after being carefully ripped, brushed, sponged and pressed. It  is a wonder that some one does not  set  up an   establishment  for  ripping  clothes and putting them'in order for  the..dressmaker.    The owner of  them  frequently  has not  time to rip properly,  or  is    too    careless    arid  unde-  stands too little the way to do it, had  she all the time in the world. u Some  woman in every community might get  a  tolerable living, or at least add to  a  limited income, by preparing    garments for remodelling.    .  the  almost miraculous   cure  of john Mcdonald, cape  NO^TH, N. S.  Fur ������ars He 1V������������ AlUlcicd IVleli Spinal  Troulilr anil riiruljftlM oflUi' Lcgn ��������� tl a*  Tic.u.-cl by llio Ileal ������|iuclail������lh in V������e-  iurla <;i-m-rui 1Ioi.ii1i.l1, ut U.ilKux,  WMIioi:! n.-iieflt Dr. William*' I'luk  I-1II-, Jl;ni.   t:i.<,ii>i'r(l   linn.  Mr. John McDonald, a   well known  merchant at Uape North, N.S.,  wa&for  many   years  a  huiforer  irutn    spjual  trouble, which eventually resulted   m  partial paialy.-.ts.   Treatment of many  kinds?   was resorted  to,    but without  avail, until finally Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills were ut^ed, with the result that  Mr:  McDonald   ia  agnin   enjoying  almost perfect health.   Mr. McDonald's  story  is given as follows in  his own  wordu:���������"Almost' th.rteen years ago I  caught a bad cold which lodged in my  back, producing a terrible pain. Liniments were at first  resorted  to,  but  they had no effect, and the trouble be-  and  oould not go out of doors  after  eamo so bad that I could hardly walk,  dark, as^ I would be almost certain to  fall   if I attempted   to  walk.  Medical  treatment  did  me  no  good.   I    tried  six  different  doctors,  but the result  was   always    the  same.   I  spenb ������30  for an, electric belt, but it' was/ simply  money wasted.     Years went on and I  was continually growing worse, wntil  in the spring oCfflSQS my lower limbs  would' scarcely support mev   In  June  of  that  year  I went  to- the .Victoria'  General Hospital. Halifax, wh-ere I remained  for    two monlho under    the'  treatment of the best specialists, but  when I  returned home Iwas actually  worse than/ when I entered the hospital.   This thoroughly discouraged me,  and; I  gave up all, hlope of- (wer  getting   better.      I   continued   to    grow  worse    until    about    the     first      of  January,       189C,    wheia    I   hud     become so  bad  that I  rould notf stand  alone, as my legs were Hko sticks under me. My only means of locomotion  was  crutches, " and my  legs  dragged  after   me   like  useless  piccos  of   timber; I cculd  not raise t hum one Inch  from the floor.   About the first of Iho  following    April,    Rev.    Mr. McLeod  strongly   urged  mo   to   try   Dr.   Williams' Pink Pills. 1 had tried so many!  things    without    benefit,    that I did  not think the pills could help me, but  nevertheless   decided   to  give   them  a  trial.      After using six boxes I could  see  that  there was a slight improvement, and I continued using the pills  until   I had   taken  thirty  boxes,   and  by that  time now life and vigor and  returned to my legs, and I have since  been  able   to  attend  to  my  business  behind the counter without' the aid of  crutches,   or    even    a stick.      U ider  God's    blessing    Dr.    "Williams   Pink  Pills have restored me to a now measure ot health and1 energy, I never expected to again enjoy, in this world.   ���������  My  restoration  has caused a great  wonderment in  this section, and as a  result I have sold many grosB of Dr.  Williams'Pink Pills in my store, and  many    of    those    who    have  bought  them from mo tell mo thoy have cured them of their troubles.  Dr. Williams Pink fills act dlreot-  ly on the blood and nerves. They do  not purge! and therefore do not weaken like other medicines. They give  strength from the first pill to the  last used. There are many dealers  who offer pink . colored -substitutes,  because the substitute gives thorn ������  greater profit, but these should always bo refused, as substitutes aro  either dangerous or. absolutely worthless.   : . '��������� ....'.,.���������-..'.������������������....'  ��������������������������� '���������' A NEW METHOD.  A lady who is noted for the systematic orderliness of her home recently made a visit to a friend who lives  in a large, ��������� old-fashioned, rambling  mansion, in spacious grounds, in a  suburban town. Mrs. Orderly was  very careful about shutting doors, and  frequently took herself to task after  any of hor outings because the doors  of tho closets in her rooms were open.  She imagined sho must have forgotten them, and felt some vexation on  account of it. After a time she ,observed that almost all of, the cupboard  doors in the. house stood open in the  same way. . Ifrom force of habit she  closed one of them while her hostess  was in the room, when that lady remarked :  " I wonder if you have observed that  I am quite given to leaving my closet  doors open. It may appear like carelessness, but 1 assure j-ou there is a  method in it. As long as the doors  were slightly closed I was bothered  to death by moths. They seemed to  have an insane desire to eat up my  best clothes .and do what I could I  found no remedy. At Inst an idea  struck mo, that as light, was not favorable for their business I might gain  a point by leaving,everything exposed  to the sun. Since that time I have  purposely left' every door open, and  moths trouble me but  little."  A SOLDIER SUPERSTITION.  "I'm sorry," said a London tattoo-  ist famous Ln the AVest End,' "but I  can only give you a fens- niinuto3, You  see, the war has given an. extraordinary impetus to our art. All thej.lead-  ing artists in : our line are engaged  night and day tattooing mottoes,  arms, love (bkans, and still stranger  devices, on the,arms, chests, and legs  of departing officers and privates. A  girl's portrait in tho middle of a spider's web, is a favorite decoration.' Ono  titled Guardsman had two different  portraits done, one on each arm ; .another a complete representation of  the Guards' colors and motto. Several  officers get their fiancees to write  their names, or some little motto, an<i  the tattooists reproduce the writing  in facsimile,  "Nor can one smile, at .the tattoist  as sentimemial. Several officers and  m&n who met death at Elnndslaa.gte  wore recognized by mottoes and devices tattooed on their chests and  arms when their faces were so shat>-  tevred that identification would otherwise   have   been   impossible.  HAD BEEN TH1:'.B.!<; BEFORE.  In order to settle a little bet, the  young man said, passing a ring over  the showcase, ple-ase tell mo whether  the correct pronounciation of the name  of the stone in that ring is turkeeze  or  turkwoize.  Tho jeweller inspected it and handed it back.  The correct pronuuncintion is crlass,  he said.   ���������  THE ORGANIST AN ATOCRAT.  "ii there ever is itmy trouble in the  congregation about the music, and if  the minister ever worries (himself, it  is admitted at ohco (hat (he congregation and the minister are alone to  blame," writes Ian Maclaren in the  January Ladies' Homo Journal. "But  thero are othor difficulties, and they  may be mentioned In a spirit of becoming humility. For one thing, the  organist is nn artist, ttnd every artist'.  has a nature of special refinement  which cannot bear the rough-and-  tumble ordinary methods of life,  With a man of common clay you deal  in a praotioaf, straightforward and  even brutal fashion, arguing with him,  complaining to him, and putting him  right when ho is (wrong. But no man  must handle precious porcelain in such  fashion, or ths artist,will be instantly  wounded and will resign and carry hia .  pathetic story to every iquarSer, for,  6b a rule the organist thinks that h������  is lifted above criticism and publi������  opl,nio>. It is impcssible to teaobhlifi  anything; it is an insult to supposa  that anything could be 'bettur (ban  the music be provides."  illfel  m**.  &F-  *Sl  -V"  ��������� ������'-'B.~������1rt-*.^t'  p.'<l"\,yr*Tisfi  '���������-A "���������-tfJi.1 -i ..���������i'I  If   ������.���������'���������������    -   4, t     *������   ���������r" I  ���������r,*rT' V i-^T^"   : }������*'- iC'i^v^'vr-Y.'^'.^������������������"?r-5-^'STr-'-:CTffl';g'-.-J, a ia������u,.... ���������. i^,BM-������-^-.; _, i--;: ,.,.���������-���������-��������� ���������--��������������������������� &������*.���������->&>a������  7v  i     * i. "if ������ "i.        r      i������ijv   \ r    t   ������������������^jf'ii    '��������������������������� ,     ^   ') - ^ i   ��������� ���������������������������       l    _,������������������;,���������.'.'.������������������.' -v.'i. ,<*'< '?.��������� j-S", >,'-.s-i,i '..���������?*���������" r r"-v:',.-.r'.,-"-*'-:1 v ������������������    "i '���������.���������������������������^'���������.*,.f*w-_ ��������� .v .ij;   O1.��������� '\iv?��������� ,-T-> -V',--.. ,%i\ ** ss'.-s'.-v I!  THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1900.  nning'iKevicvQ  SATURDAY, FEBKUAliY 2-1,1900  D5 V/OOD*S  DYING HARD.  Some newspapers, like wild oats, die  very hard. If the Nelson Tribune  could only make the people believe  there was some kind of connecfinn, in  trie settlement of, the Slocan troubles,  between the mine owner.i'u.^ociiition  and the,miners' unions, by which, the  latter were in some way recognized by  the former, it wwild be quite willing to  go to its grave "unwept, tinhonored and  unsung."   1-1 ear the print:  ''Tho terms upon which the Slocan  tronlile has been settled .ire set out in  a communication from (he Silver-Load  Mines Association, under tlie date of  December 2'in\, to the following effect :"  We want the Tribune once for all to  understand thr.f the offer referred to  above was unreservedly, withdrawn by  the mine owners, when the unions refused to accept it unconditionally.  There is virtually now no oiler of any  nature or kind, and has noi been since  the early days of January, from the  mine owners association for acceptance or rejection   by Ihe unions.    Can  GORES COUGHS AND GOLDS,  Mrs. Alouzo II. Tliurher, Freepirt, N.S.  aays: "I had a bovuro tut.iuk of Giimjt  &nd a bad cough, w.tli groat difficulty u  breathing. After til.mg tvo be tits of  Dr. Wood's Norway lJiiu Syiup I w.is com  pletoly cured."  Work while you sleep without  a grip or gripe, curing Sick  Headache, Dyspepsia and  Constipation, and make you  Teel better in ihe morning.  the Tribune .'understand this .?  The s'iim and substance of the  matter is this:   When  the great body of  the'miners saw that the ���������.-machines of  the unions were tumble- to deliver the  goods'they hud sold���������that: they.were  'unable-to beat the owners   by keeping  out "alien" niincrs���������they had.either to  break awiiy   from   the machines and  hire or have the mines all filled by outsiders.-So far ns  the miners, are'now  hiring, they are doing it with individual owners and  not -with/.the association.   We believe the owners''are paying the wages in the schedule referred  to by the Tribune,  but it is simply of  their own accord and not that the association--has held the offer over for the  consideration of the union as the Tribune'soys is- the case.'. It is a complete  defeat of the machines of the unions,  but the owners will not take-advantage  of   the .circumstances  but   will  give  .  good, deserving men the 'highest wages  in the country.  If the Tribune how  really wants  to  do the miners a good ,turn let it join  The Review in  advising'them to discard  from their unions all newspaper  men, hotelkeepers, business men, etc.,  etc., and have no members who are not  actually working miners.    Let them  next, while not discriminating ngainst  nationalties,      expel      every     Coeur  d'Alene rioter, and all others who mine  with   their   mouths, instead   of   their  hands, from all offices  in their unions,  nnd next cut,entirely loose from the  Western Federation.   If they do these  .things and have their unions managed  by  cool, level-headed men  who   have  reasonable regard for  the progress of  the "country   as   well   as   their   own  ���������wages, our word  for it, they will  be  recognized by the owners, audin every  sense of the .word  bo respected by the  people regardless of 'nationality, color  or creed._  Will the Tribune join The  lieview- in making these recommendations ?   An early answer will oblige.  be ample compensation to the country  for this extensive suspension of operations and loss of labor tp_3000_mcn, if  not los3 of the men as well, for if they  cannot get work they-will, have to  leave, we have but little more to,say on  the subject.  Wo do not now,, liny   more than wc  ever   did, advocate the  repeal  of, the  eight-hour law, now that it is   on the  statute books, but we do advocate such  modifications of it as will restore liberty of action  to both   employer and  employe, as is   the case in  most other  countries where they have a statutory  day for  mining   operations.   We ask  why is it that the chief industrial element   of   this   country  should be reduced to  the condition of serfs   while  they have ample protection with  liberty of action in most other colonies of  Great Britain?   Why, ngain   we ask,  should the necessities of our curbstone  politicians become a matter of such  consequence as to effectually stitle our  leading industry,   drive away all contemplated ,advances   of   capital   and  throw the bone and sinew of our industrial people effectually out of employment?   Taese are the questions for  the government and its  henchmen to  answer.  been infinitely less eriticij-m of their  course, and much better feeling today  between the miners and the owners. -  At the outset it was, "The eight-hour  law is here to stay without modification. * * * Eight-hour shifts are in  vogue all over the world and they must  follow here. * * * ?3.50 is as little as  the men can work for,' and they must  have it. * * * The Payne, the Last  Chance, etc., etc., can pay ������3 50, therefore, all the properties must pay it,  whether the others are able to do it or  not. *:*.. * The alien owners >ire making, fortunes out of nothing, therefore,  they must work the mines at.?3 50 or  t*-ey will be tnken out of their hands  and worked by the government. * *.*  Foreign.dictatorship mint be submitted to as it is tho essence of strength  of organization, etc., etc. The mi&-  chievousness of such contentions became apparent to the more moderate  portion.of the community, and retalli-  ntion leading to niuch'warmth of expression followed.  It is a fact, as some of these now in  cooler moments "admit, that capital  and labor must go hand in hand���������the  one must be respected as well i.s the  other���������-and woe ��������� be to those who attempt to antagonize them.  A CHANGE OF MUSIC.  WHY IE IT THUS?  We are evidently in the midst, of a  labor crisis in the Kooteney of which  no, living man   can foretell   the end.  Unasked for,   pettifogging politicians  stole a law through the House, in the  night, or-we believe,   if the facts were  known, on Sunday morning,  which, if  a fact, would invalidate, it, .'to, corral a  few  votes in  the  country, which has  set employers nnd employes nt daggers  drawn for many a day, -deranged  the  entire financial prospects of the country, rendered operations,  where nt all  pursued, precarious and in many cases  stilled  mining altogether. -  ft is   nn-  noiinced   by many of tho   mine malingers of the south country that their  properties have shut down because of  defective machinery.   This, of course,  shuts   out  government  investigations  and visits of commissioners, guaranteeing suspensions,���������uninfluenced by an}'  , one  until the owners' are ready to. re-  sumo operation?.   These in that country, with other suspensions to follow,  will throw probably  nil told  2000 men  out of employment.   It is also a moral 1  certainty that as the larger properties  will not put on full forces.and as many  of the smaller properties ('will not open  at till,with the labor market as it is,the  Slocan will run for many   months  to  come with half labor or less, lessening  the field  by 1,000 in this  district.   If  the  few   votes   the  government  will  make out of their pet enactment will  The Nelson Tribune, theSilvertonian  and the local squib, in speaking of  what is in reality the complete surrender of the machines of the unions, now  say, "There is a great feeling of relief  in all circles at the happy termination  of the labor situation." [A situation  may change, but how it cap terminate  is a mystery.���������Ed. Review.]  "It has taught both sides that a  struggle between capital and labor is a  disaster which should be averted by  any honorable means possible ; 'that  employer and employee each: have  rights which must be respected ; that  each have strength which must be  feared, and that both have dignity that  cannot be''trampled upon without pro-  yoking recriminations."  "It has for one thing shown". both  sides to the dispute, organized labor  and unorganized capital, that they  have both rights that the other is  bound to respect and also that one can  hot very well live without the other."  ':That capital must go hand.inliand  to reach the goal of prosperity/'  We do not know that anything any  of these prints could have said at anytime would have materially influenced  the results; but it is at least certain  that if they had written this way all  through the struggle, there -would have  Let us see   how it  hangs   together  amongst them.   The gulchite says that  by spring  there will probably be 2000  men men working in the mines of the  Slocau.    It is   possible there will be  openings for that many  by that time.  Now it says there are 350 employed at  present (of whom  about  100 are   the  much abused aliens,  there being 3,0.at  the   Enterprise   and   over GO   at   the  Payne, which would leave 250 resident  miners working), n'hd it says  there nre  400 idle.   Then if all the resident miners were   working   there would be G50  employed   against the   2000 required.  The unions say,   "Importations must  stop."   The question then is how are  these men to be got,   and how are the  mines to be worked to their full capacity if the advice, nay, command if you  please, of the unions is to be obeyed?  Advices from   other   quarters   go   to  show there nre   nb more men in the  other mining districts   than there   is  work for, if all the mines were running,  and not enough if the three-shift plan,  for which the government  has opened  an avenue were generally adopted. We  again,ask the question how are all the  mines to be fully worked if the unions  are obeyed,   and; the importation   of  men is to be discontinued ?  WHEN  a. Pi EL  ITEMB  SS SJ^Fra  Mrs. Axel Kjer, of Gordonville,  Cape Girardeau Co!, Mo., writes:  "When I look at my little boy I feel  it my duty to write you. Perhaps  some one will see my testimony and  be led to use your ' Favorite Prescription ' and be blessed in the same way.  I took nine' bottles and to my surprise'it carried me through and gave  us as fine a little bojr as ever,was.  Weighed ten and: one-half pounds.  He is now five, months old, has never  been sick a day, and is so strong that  every body who sees him wonders at  him. He is so playful and holds himself up so well."  AND OTHER INVESTfiiEKTS.  Every Representation Guaranteed.  TS7 ZC  SANDON, B. C;\  ilatjps  But Eftrs. Douglas doi'Ivod IlltU  benofit till she used B.B.B.  Proof after proof we have  been furnishing how B.B.B.  makes bad blood pure blood and  cures cases thai even the doctors failed to benefit.  Here's the case of Mrs. John  Douglas, Fuller, Ont., an account cf which she gives.  "I have used B.B.B. for impure  blood, pimples on the face and sick  headache. I tried a great many  remedies and spent dollars fordoctors'  medicine but 'derived little ..benefit.  I then started using- B B.B. and only  took four bottles when my skin  became 'clean and free from all eruptions. My other troubles disappeared  also and I nm now in perfect health."  r*asj f&* <a^ ������aar  The machinery is the best to be had in the country���������  the workmen are all experienced,���������so that nothing but  the best work is turned out.  Orders from a distance solicited.  Goods sent in by express or otherwise have immediate  attention and are promptly returned.  There is not much satisfaction in  dealing with sweeps, as you are always  sure to get a dose of soot. An attempt  waB made by the; leaflet to show that  Mr. Cliffe said that Mr. Charles Wilson  was opposed to the eight-hour  law. We defy the print to quote  any such statement from our columns.  Mr. Wilson said he was in favor  of the principle of the law, leaving  the details and modifications to be  dealt with by the legislature.' We  again defy the print to prove' that  either Mr. Cliffe or The Review said  the law should be repealed bodily.  What both have said is that when it  was not demanded by the country it  should not have been passed; and -now  its objectionable features should be repealed to restore to men the independence of action that the British Constitution gives them. We do not suppose  the leaflet will even understand this,  for it is as proverbial now as it always  was, that the Bourbon ��������� never learns  anything and never forgets anything.  conteactors  and Builders.  Factory opposite the C. P. It. freight shed.  Plans and Estimates  Furnished on all  Classes of Building.  P.O. Box 155.  is indicated by little kernels  in the neck. Sometimes they  swell, become painful, soften,  and end in a scar. Watch  ! carefully* and just as soon as  ' the  kernels appear give  The swellings will grow less  and less until they disappear  entirely. Continue the  Emulsion until the child  has good solid flesh and a  healthy color.  50c. and tx.oo, all dnjgcUta.  8COTT & BOWNE, OnmUu, ToreatA  The galled jade up the gulch winces.  Because things have not turned out to  its own liking it is striking out,   like  cockroaches and wild-cats, to light anything and everything r.ot of its way of  thinking.   As a result Mr.CliiTe comes  in for a dose of its Billingsgate.   We  are always ready to combat argument;  but when  it comes  to personal abuse  we leave the field to those whose mental calibre will permit the use of no  better weapon.   A rubber bottle or. a  feed of Castoria would be the best medicine for the gulchite.   The; only point  in his tirade is his reference to   Mr.  Charles Wilson's letter.   As it is partially private we do not feel disposed  to publish it; but we are ready at any  time to show it to the writer of the  tirade referred   to   or   any   man   the  editor (?) of the gulchite may send to  our office, and if  he finds it does not  fully bear out all we oaid on the matter we will make an ample retraction.  This is surely! fair.  Editorial���������Continued on Pag* 5.  Sash and Doors, Frames and Mouldings on hand or to order  on short notice.  Dealers in Rough and Dressed Lumber,  Shingles, Lath, Lime and Brick.  CALL AND GET PEICES.  Dry GoodsI  SANDON, B.C.  I  J.  Dry fioofls Dry (iOOflSl  We ba-ve just received a large shipment from the east.  NEW DRESS PATTERNS.      NEW FARCY SILKS.  NEW FUfMLETTES.      NEW EIDERDOWN.  Ladies', Misses' and Children's .(Health Brand) Underwear.  'We also carry a full line of Carpets, Linoleums, Floor Oilcloths,  Curtains and Window Shades.  i Review, $2.00 A YEAR.  3!fK|  '���������ml  ���������yi  if  ft  ft  % <a  HI  # m  *>','  m  ���������$  f\  :w.  M  1'  ff  %\  1  \p  ������������������%  'Ay THE MINING REVIEW_SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24,  10oo.  John Houston on Immigration.  The Nelson Tribune is going to fling  a kettle of fish at the head of Mr. Bos-  tock, when he comes back for re-election, because he docs not enforce the  alien   act and shut  out  immigration.  John Houston thinks there are enough  miners registered  in tlie  Nelson division  to elect him   to  parliament,  and  ���������woe be to any man who allows the displacement of any of these until   after  he is elected.    Canada has spent  over  five'millions of dollars since Confederation in nn effort to  bring  in population to sfltle her wasto lands, furnish  labor and in other respects develop its  wastes.     All this   must now  slot) Ik:  cause John Houston wants the pr<\vnl,  mining vote of Nelson.   In Houston'.-, |  eyes British Columbia   has   as   many  .people, as its  resources   will warrant.  Its   arable    lands    aro   only     potato  .patches, its mining lands are only capable of employing three or four thousand ltiPti,  find as for manufactures and  the  like   the province   now   has   too  many of them.' Don't   allow   another  m.<n into British Columbia to disturb  the  present mining   corrals   that  are  sure to go blind lor Heuston & Co.  Authors und Publloliera.  An American author wlio has made  England his homo for soma time past tulil  mo that he was bound to confess that lie  did so because his socini position was sc  much bettor there <nnn (,in America  "Horo," ho said, "I i������.,n sought for for my  own sako, for what J nnvo accomplished aa  ft writer and not for what I have earned.  At homo my publisher held a butter social  position thnn i, not hucauso ho whs any  more dcslruUb pursnnnlly, but because he  was n nijUi of wealth and could culurttiiii  more lavishly than-1 could. Not that theru  ls nny objection to publishers, but 1 liko n  eountry where there is uo ubjoction to  authors."���������Critic.  In all weaknesses resulting   from   youthful  errors or later excesses  the best manner in which  to   apply   the   galvanic  current is from the lumbar region, small of back,  through   the    kidneys,  liver, stomach, bladder  and prostate gland. This  in the application of my  famous appliance,  Dr.SandenElectricBelt,  with attachment for  men. Over 7,000 cures  during 1899. Established 30 years. Write  for free book, sent  sealed, which explains  all, or drop in at office  and consult me, free of  charge.  Tho supposed gravo of Eve is visited by  *vor 40,01)0 pilgrims in each year. It is l.r  be seen ut .riddah, in a coinutory outshlt  *hu city walls. Tho tomb is 50 cubits lon<;  and 13 wida. Tho Arabs entertain a bulla!  that Eve was the tallest woman that ever  lived.  Have  you  smoking  ^=--^Tc^k5)^i^ smoking a  ������##fb& WXM) fMlanoecaj  been  good  .    and  occasional  twingo   of   pain  liiiliilffiggi  The Vatican at Rome ls tho largest palace that has evor been erectodr   In length  it is 1,300 feot and in  breadth 1,000 foet  It contain* 4,422 room*.  NOTHING LIKE IT.  You should remember that no other  medicine is like Shiloh's Consumption  Cure in any respect. If other remedies  have failed to relieve your cough or  cold, that is all the more reason why  you should try Shiloh's. Always sold  under a positive guarantee. If it does  help you, the druggist must give you  back your money. 25 cts, 50 cts. and  $1.00 a bottle. Sold at McQueen's Drug  Store.  Fditorial���������Continued from Page 4.  Even the leaflet up the gulch is laboring hard to show  that there is still  an offer   from the Silver-Lead Mined  Association before the unione and that  the latter aro accepting it, when in its  own columns it, some weeks ago, published   a letter over the signatures of  C. H. Hand and F. A. Wood saying all  the offers of the association were with-  ' drawn, and the matter stood with the  unions as , if  negotiations   had never  ,been commenced.   There is an assurance   from several  of the owners, on  their   Own    personal    account,    that  they would pay   good men,   whether  union or non-union,   who attended to  their own business,������3.25 per day. This  , is all there is.-. to it, one way or. the  . other,   so far as the owners are   concerned.   The men, no doubt, have long  since come to the conclusion that the  persistency   of  the   machines oi   the  unions has occasioned the golden opportunity to pass from their hands and  are now resolved on doing the best they  can for themselves individually.   No  doubt   a number   of  them   who   are  known to be good, reliable men will be  employed at the wages named,   and  that is just how the matter stands.  .���������.,_     ._  ,...._ and  \2j2>'needles  going   through  **    your arms and lingers!  vijijj Bettor  take   a  box   or  fti   ������-"i������   two   of   Milbum's   Heart  and Norve Pills  and  get  .     cured   before  things   become too sorious.  Hero's   what    Mr.    John  James,   of   Caledonia,  Ont.,  COMPANY, Ltd.  Operating JCaslo & Slocan 1?ailwav  International Navigation ,fc Trad. Co.  Schedule or Tunc        - J^ciilc Standard Time  KASLO c������ SLOCAN RAILWAY  Passenger    train   lor   Sandon    aml     w.ly  stations loaves Kn������Io nt.S ii in, Dully;   return-  V&������$?������$"&,������$* <������"$"$><$"$> <������������<$><$���������<$������<$���������&'  *  Ins, leaves Sandon  3.55 pm.  at 1.15  p ra.   arriving  has to say about  tliem: " I have  had serious heart trouble  for four years, caused by  jxecssivo use .of tobacco. At times my  hotirt would bent very vapidly and then  seemed to stop boating only to commence  ���������.igaiii with unnatural rapidity.  "'This unhealthy action of my hoart  causod shortness of breath, weakness and  debility. I tried many medicines and  spe:it a great doal of ruonoy but could not  fot.aiiy liolp.  Last November, however, I-road~of a  in.'iu, aillictod like mysolf, being cured by  Milburn's Heart and Nervo Pills. . I wont  to Ho;jor's drug store and bought a box.  When I hud finished taking it I was so  much boftor I bought another box and this  completed ,-tho cure. Jly heart has not  bothered me since, and I strongly reconi- j  end all suiTerors froin heart and nerve j  trouble, caused by exeessivo use of tobacco, to give Milburn's Heart and Nerve  t-"ills a fair and faithful trial." ��������� -  Milbuvii's Heart and Nerve Pills are 50c.  t box or, 3 for $1.25, at all. druggists.'  7. fiM:btira& Co., Toronto.  International Navigation .& Trading Co.  Oporalingon Kootenay Janice and llivcr.  SS. INTERNATIONAL  Leaves Kaslo for .Yelson at.Oain. dnllv ov-  cept Sunday; reluming, leaves Nelson n't -1 30  pm, culling at Riiliour. Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  mil all wuy points. Connects with S Fit \  trnln to and irom Hpokaneat Five ^tilo 1'oiut  S S. ALBERTA  IjAkdo-Duxcax Division���������Steamer Alborln  loavesi Iviislo lor hanlo and Argenta at S.������0  pm,A\ edncsdavs.  Steamers coil at'principal landings in both  direct,Ions.aml at other polnts.when signalled  Unlt������ed states '������ " polnls in Caiiiidiiuml the  nddressCer'a'n "Ut'S  "'' /L,U   ilU'01'n"lll������������.  RODEIVI'IUVING. Manager,Kaslo.  Kaslo  and Slocan Railway  Trains run on Pacific Stni.dard Time  Goiiij  Leave  West.        Duilv,  8.00 a. in  8.32 "  0.30 "  9.15  Going Enst  "     n.55  "������������������    10.12  "     10.25  ."��������� 10.33  ArrlvelO.40  Kaslo       Arrive 3.55 p.m.  South Folk       "      3.20    ���������'  Spoules "       2.25     "  Whitewater      ���������'      2.10    ���������'  Bear Lake        "      2.00'   "  McGuigan        "     ,1.-15     "  ,-; UalleV's "       1.34    "  .Cody .lunction   "      1.23    "  Sandon       Leave 1.15    ','  STRONG AS DEATH���������By Guy De.Maupnssa.nt.  TALES OF SPACE AND TIME���������By H. G. Wells.  SAltACINESCA���������By F. Marion Crawford.  THE MEASURE OF A MAN���������By E.'Livingston Prescott.  STORIES OF THE RAILROAD-By John A. Sill.  THE POOR PLUTOCRATS-By Manrus Jokai.  'spying Presses  The newspapers of Ontario are going  for Gooderham and Blackstock   at a  , great rate over the closing down of the  War Eagle and Centre Star mines. Residents of that province hold boomed  stock in these properties to the value  . of about  $1,500,000, aud   the   closing  down has caused a collapse in values  and, as a consequence, heavy losses to  the holders.   All we have ^to say is it  serves them right, and all others who  dabble in boomed stock.   A man buys  stock   at   a certain figure,   some   incident occurs without showing any increased value iu the mine and up goes  the stock,   and people's cash  after it.  What else do they expect but collapse  after such gambling?   If those people  would only learn enough to put their  piles together, buy  a young property  out and out   and work it themselves,  they would be saved all  this vexation  of spirit begotten of mining   kite-fly-  ���������   EMULSION.  The D. & L.   EMULSl'dN  IVhjrbfs'aSd. n,03t P'lataMo preparation of  stomach^       aSrecla3.wlth the most delicate  The D. & L.  16 prescribed by t!ia  Isadin  Canada.  EMULSION  physician! of  The D. ci  L. EMULSION  If a marvellous fk-;-u :  you an appetltp.    ?������������������'  Deoureyon Scl !'  D:\\  the genulna     I    .   ��������� i.  !"ci:r nnd will give  : J! per Bottle.  A   l.AWKBK'CE  I.irrilieJ, Mnaircai  COOVBHANCH  Leave 11.00 a.ni.      Sandon    Arrive 11.40 a.m.  11.15 -- Cody 11.25   "  -.,  ���������������������������'���������-���������������������������'{���������      :. GEO. P. COPELAxir),  , ��������� ' ; Superintendent.  . 'For cheap.Knllroad anil Steamship Tickets,  to and from nil points,apply to S. 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For any lurllier Information call on any  ticket agent, or correspond with'  Jas. Pond, or J as. A. Cmck,  Gen. Pas-. Agent,       General Agent,  Milwaukee, Wis. 216 Stark St.,  Portland, Or.  SPOKANE FALLS I -NORTHERN'  NELSON 8 FORI SW���������?I) ll  red 'mm-mm;  The only All-rail route without change  of cars bet-wen Nelson and   Eoss-  land and Spokane and Kossland.  I.EATK DAILY ABKITB  6.20 a.ra Nelson. 6.S5 p.m.  12,05 a.m Rossland 11.20 p.m.  8.80 a.m... Spokane \...3.10p.m.  The train that leaves Nelson' at 6.20 a. m.  makes close connections at Spokane with  trains for all  PACIFIC C0/I5T POINTS.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcuo with  Stage daily.  C. G. Dixon, G. P. T. A.  G.T. Tackabury, Gen. Agent, Nelson. AGHAST GREAT ODDS.  SINGLE HOUSES THAT HAVE DEFIED  BATTALIONS.  The Strategical Imjmriniiee ofSninll forll-  iiril KiiImIIiiki In IV.ii-.-a re, unit Hie i'r.rt  TJir.v Have Vormerly I'lajwl In south  Africa, Zulu War*, Indian lliinllnK. anil  at lVia<rr(������������.  One of the most indispensable qualifications for tho making of a successful general is to bo able to perceive  and| take advantage of'every available  protection, either natural or artificial  in order to afford cover for his men,  or to strengthen .his defences. Reckless charges Ln the face of a heavy rifle  and artillery fire certainly serve to  -   shonv; the  METTLE AND DASHING COURAGE  of the men engaged, but they do not  often win battles. "It is magnificent,  but it is not war." A skilful officer,  '"- with good opportunities for protection, will load his men from cover to  cover in such a manner as to bring  them within a hundred yards of tho  Bnemy, with but very little loss. In  the last rush, of course, men rnusl  drop; but if the leader knows his  business the danger is reduced to a  minimum.  In   the  present   Transvaal   War   we  aro lighting against men whoso country  presents   many   natural   facilities  for protection, and,  whatever may bo  Biiid against them, the, Boors have, hitherto   displayed   great   skill   and   judgment in taking advantage of such protection,   hi the recent action at Alod-  deir Hi ver an hotel and some outlying  farms,   with   (heir  surrounding walls,  were utilised by the Boers as cover for  their   marksmen;   and   it   took   many  hours of severe fighting to drive ihera.  from their position.  The history of ling-land's -wars  abounds in examples of this description. Private residences, farmhouses,  barracks, and sheds have been fortified, and in many cases have stood  lengthened sieges against overwhelming odds.  Conspicuous among these is Ihe siege  of Fort Mary, Ly den burg, which oc-  cuirvd during (he Boar War of 1880-  81. On December 5th, 1880, the ������M(h, ���������'  under Colonel Anstminer, reniuved  headquarters to Preloiia, leaving seventy men at Lydenburg, for the pro-  foe tion of I ho stores. At this time  no one dreamt of war, but on the 23rd  of the sanu; mouth n.-u.-, came that  tlw 94th had been aum-ked at a place  called.  BUONKHORST SPRUIT,  little more'than forty miles from Pin-  tor ia, and more than half of thein killed. Lieutenant Long, who was in command, immediately fortified a couple  of huts which had formed the officers'  quarters, and christened them Fort.  Mary, after Mrs. Long, <who was with j  were stormed and taken in a very  short time; but doubtless there was  mar.v a gallant defence which history  has   been  unable   to   chronicle.  At the first sign of the outbreak,  Sir Hugh Wheeler at Cawnporo, provisioned and fortified, two barracks,  formerly used as hospitals of the European regiment.   He  had with him  450 MEN  and 330 women and children. For many  weeks, in si>ito of l ho furious assaults  of the sepoys, and the terrible privations thoy had to undergo, they hold  their own against the besiegers; but  eventually starvation compelled them  to accept the terms offered by Nana  Sahib. How Nana kept his word, is  known.' to all the world. Of the whole  garrison, four men escaped ; the rest,  including the women and children,  were barbarously  massacred.  In the meantime, Sir Henry Lawrence, at Lucknow, was more fortunate. That which is commonly referred: lb as the " Sicgo of Lucknow," was  in reality the siege of the Residency,  and Therefore armies' within tho limits of this article. The building was  garrisoned with 750 British troops, and  WORKING A SMALL  CANADIAN FARM.  What Can be Produced on Fifty Acres  When Well Worked and Well  Managed.  JOHN MCLEOD IN "FARMING."  My farm consists of 49 1-2 acres here  and 111-2 of new laud lying five miles  east. . .It was ouly broken up last  season so that I will be getting the  'benefit from it from" this on. My  princiiial ciop for feeding being corn,  enables me to winter quite a largo  stock on a small place. 1 grow from  fifteen, to eignteon acres of corn and  husk from 7uo to 1,'XO bushels according to tho yield. Lusl year's corn  dm uof ear as well as usual uwing to  tho drouth, and tho rock being very  close to the surface in somo parts oi  niy faim it affected my corn crop  considerably; but wo filled what 1'  cail a 100-ton silo or 1-1x14x28 feet  dei-p of concrete and husked over 70J  bushels  in   the ear  besides.      My hay  is aa follows: " I have my own scales,  and  when   I buy an  animal  I    weigh  him.   put his weight on my book, and  the price I paid for him.   When I sell  hum I do the same on   the next page,  tho amount  received and the weight.  If I buy meal for them I charge them  with it, so that I can; see how I am  doing with my crop and labor. My  own opinion is that a man cannot farm  and keep his farm ,up, without a good  silo, and with good judgment in buying cattle, and the very same in their  care  and  feeding.  1 am sorry to spy it is next to impossible to buy any well bred stock  in this section. You might ns well  talk good roads to them as well-bred j  stock. It would cost fifty .cents mam when he wa.s ehu  (o  breed   to  a    registered  sire.      Tho | tion of ' Corporal  NARROW   BATTLEFIELD   ESCAPES  Sirnck by Ifi'J Itnllcls nnd Not WaiiiHli'd���������  ]t('nt:ii'l<;ibl������! Ta UN'Told.  iff it be truei that vthere) is- a. "little  cherub who tits tup alci'i" with) tho  beneficent object o������ (aking; care of  "poor Jack," 14. must he equally truo  that scm.3 other cherub ii chaigtd with  the care olf Tammy Atkins wJ.-tsn| tho  bullets are raining on him' tiwck as  hail.  Tammy's     guardian    cherub    mutt  have been    esjiecially    alert and busy  ged with the pre ee-  Liurie, ofl (ho Sea-  on July 1st rhc sepoys, in overwhelm!-   crop was  very  light  last-year,  but 1  ing, numbers bcleagured it The courage d splayed by the garrison, (ho  hardshi] s they underwent, and the  mnny ajviws they employed, to counteract the manoeu\ros of the enemy,  form the subject of several books, and  a.re enshrined in splendid verso by tho  poet Tennyson. Although partly relieved by Hiivelook" and. Outram, in  September, it was no! until March of  tho following year that tho siege was  finally  raised.  As a last���������and, in some respects, a  crowning instance, "Waterloo may bo  cited. When Wellington surveyed tho  field of that decisive battle, his experienced eye immediately singled out  two farmhouses as positions which  should be defended. They were called  nougoumont and L't Hay������ Sainte���������(wo  names which, at that time, were probably unknown at a distance of a few  miles, but -which now hold a hallowed  niche in  the rolls of  ENGLISH GLORY.  Napoleon wus not slow to recognize the  importance of these two posts, and  throughout Ihe day his fiercest attacks  were directed against fhc-m. La Haye  Saints was taken between six and sev-  ed in the evening, but at Hougouniiont  the British Guards resisted ali comers.  In vain Napoleon hurled column after rolumn at the position ; amid shot  and slwll and fire J bo terrific conflict  continued all day, and when the  rvl rented hundreds of the Emperor's  host, and bravest lay dead around the  farm.  'Both rommanders recognised the  great importance of this building. Tf  it had fallen there is pvery probability  that the result of Ihe battle would  have been different. Tl'id (he worthy  Flemish gentleman, who formerly occupied Hougoumont been (old that his  farin wis to be the means of changing  the history of the civilised world, ho  would pirnbahly have smiled. But such  a fate was reserved for it���������or, at least,  it contributed in a very great degree  to   the   general  result.  was  fortunate hi having a lot of old  hay   left     over    that     wo  have    not  been    able    to   feed    up for the past  few years,  atnd   I believe  that I  will  have a number of tons left over this  spring   again,    after    winturiug  and  teciJing  my  stock,   and   they   will   be  well wintered.  . I have now Iwtinty-nine hea.d of cattle oveir one year old and five younger, or a total of thirty-four ^-"id. 1  have four head of workii on ted  kept up the year around, an- aally  lceup the cattle until the lai -r part  of June, also thirteen hogs. 1 calculate this year to liinish; or fatten eigb-  te-em head of cattle .out of the above  number with tho addition of/ 2C0 bu.s.h-  eLs of t'toirn, and. 200 of oats to what 1  feed, aud grew.  In 18U8 99 it book in addition lo my  own growing,, 150 bushels of corn  and 2C0 of outs to finish sixteen hea'd,  the baliuice. being too young, I runted pasituroi, and turned them out. In  1897-98 I finished twonty-five head;  twain ty-two out of the twenty-five  were extra, with about the same amount of additional meal.  As to the kind of corn I grow and  how I work it. I grow the new Leaon- l  ing principally for husking and the  silo. 1 conducted the following experiment in 18U7: I planted in hills 3 ft.  G x 3 ft. 0 and began with the weeder  almost at once both ways. In 18j7 I  planted  one bushel  ot Learning!. >     o i  Jen-soy grade is the ruinlntion of ex-;Cor(h Highlanders, in tho Egyptian  port   cattle    and   the  man   that  fcoclH. . f t p    b_  lit  knows  it, and  1 am   ono, mfortun--   .,        b     ,       3 b   '  ately. I have a few grade Jerseys, but^ly no ������oldier whb f iced, an enemy  I think it serves me right. I knew i has over bean miulo the target, of/ so  better, but I got them .with others. It ��������� many bullets as this gallant oorpornl.  is snid thev make     good butchers' cat-1   ���������, ,   .  ,    ,,        . .    ,  tie. Yes, I know it, but what butch- u-ntl ^amly there is no record of any  ors pay for them, won't pay us. Theyijnau escaping so much peril unscath.  ���������won't bring us within one. to one and ed.  a  half  cents peir  pound   what  Short  horns or some other good breeds would  bring, and  won't have the weight nor  In one enga.gemment Corpural Laurie wals  .''truck i'1 one- ..purl| or 'Other  quality. I think it. a gireat mistake to' Oif his riliiAhing by no tfewer' (hait 1G2  cross .the Jerseys with our other | bullets, a.nd emerged ��������� frem , tha light  breads. They should be kept in their LUorauy Ln ..raga iintl 1a, tors," wilh-  own class, as it effects our trade, with . . " ,      '  exporters, and that is the trade that ont li.js.ing a singlo .drop: c������ the- blood  has the money in it. 1 only keep about fi he was ready to shed ^for his coiuntry.  milch cows, and I started by breedingl    Tn    describing his    experiences   .the  from t he. best cow we ever owned. She ' , ,.r .   . i i   , i  ,��������������������������� ,    ���������,��������� i      ... ii t,    Ve, ��������������������������� i     corporal wroDa:    I wont through  the  was good color and a well-bred Short-       /  horn     and     Ayrshire  grade.    I    kept   battle with mmy clothes riddled with  breeding^ to  registered stock,   the old   bullets.     Both      my shces were  torn  cow to Shorthorns and her heifers to  . lo piece; shy  bullets;   almost   at   tho  the Ayrshire,  and   (hey  are  beauties,. .        .    ,. , .    ,      .  and (ho steers .aro fit for any market ,sam'3 mouieml a bullet smashed the  ���������good size and good color;, so you see'wooden titock of my gun; tho ihongs  (ha(   I am struck on color as well as   ���������.������ my bag wero cut iih two? my waiter  breed.  Ki>(  DOGS IN  BATTLE.  j gourd, containing my boa, had been  drilled, my sleeves .were in holes, and  I heard on my hedmet scmelbing like a  hailstorm. Sword in hand I followed my comrades, and was. quickly engaged with two hideous niggers, who  finished my undressing by slicing my  jacket with their lances; anil\ a bullet  TIIK  TrCLEPTIOTOGRATTT   IN    WAR.  Among the man5r a'pplianes now being tried in warfare for the first time  ���������thnt  is   to say,  in   warfare between  white men���������the telephotographio. camera  is  hot the least  important.  Telephotogiraphy   wn.s   first   used   in  hor husband -all. through thesiege/Be-j actual"'warfare: in, the Chi no-Japanese  .fore  his", operations  ware- complete    a { war���������needless  to  say,   on   the  side  of  force of about 700 Boers appeared, and  beleagured the frail structure.  '"��������� The story of how.tho little garrison  repelled the determined assaults, of tho  enemy for eighty-four .days, hardly,  heeds repeating, it .-w.as-.one of- the  most-brilliant episodes of,the war. The  spring-' supplying, the fort,-was cut off  ���������they sunk two wells, and obtained  sufficient water for their needs. The  thatches, were; ignited by moans of  Greek fire���������a few daring spirits crawled'on  the roof, ipluoked -them, out, and  , threw, Kvater on the flames. The enemy  brought guns against tharn������������������the garrison constructed a cannon out of an  old  Abyssinian   purrip,    arid   answered  .-��������� their shells with home-made solid shot.  .-In-'fiwt, they held their own at every  point; and,when peace was declared  and they emerged from their riddled  fort, the Union Jack floated as bravely  above  it   as  when   they   entered.  The defence of Itorke's Drift, during  the Zulu -campaign,-- although not of  long  duration,   affords an example  of  splendid; heroism!  without parallel. On this occasion two  houses, which had formerly belonged  to a Swedish missionary, were'garrisoned by 139 men of the ,24th regiment,  in command of Lieutenants Chain! ami  Bromhend. Having received new-i that  they were about to be attacked, a.hasty  rampart of menl'ie-bags and biscuit-'.  boxes was thrown up. Little more  than nu houir elapsed after- the.', receipt  of the news, when a body of about  4,000 Zulus appeared, and, with their  characteristic ferocity, hurled themselves against  the defenders.  Flushed with their recent success at:  Isandhlwana, arid deeming repulse by  so small a band impossible, the savages  charged again and again with indom-  ita.be pertinacity; but the. /men of the.  24th held their own magnificently; and  did deadly work with bullet and bay-  . onet.  One of the buildings, which was  used as a hospital,,was eventually carried, and in a few minutes was in  flames; but the wounded-were dragged through a -window, and transfor-  red/to the- other house, where the defence was as vigorous as ever. From  four, in the afternoon all through the  pight the fight' raged, and-at daybreak  the Zulus retreated, leaving hundreds  of their number dead on  tho fieHd.  In such a crisis as the Indian Mutiny, where insurrection started into  life in one night, it is ouly natural  that   dozens  of  case3  occurred   where  the Japanese.' It may, perhaps, be well  to explain briefly what telephotography ��������� .is.. ;>:  The tel j-'or far-photographic action  is not brought about by a telescope  proper, but by,a speciaily designed lens  being used in combination with various  ordinary forms of lenses according to  the work, to.be done. Telephotographio  lenses can he used with any good camera ; btit,.jas great rigidity of apparatus and extremely 'accurate, focusing  are essential, tho inventor'of this lens  has also designed a special form of  cameira particularly useful for naturalists and others wishing to photograph living or inanimate objects at  great distunces. ������  Its ad vantages for military purposes  are great, and particularly in Italy,  ru-iich, work has been done on this direction. An ide.L of its value' will be  given, by the. photographs printed. It  will be seen that it is possible to take  ,-iccuirate pictures, clearly showing the  enemy's xjosifion, numbers, the character bf the defenses, position of guns,  etc., and this shoulld be noted, at. a  distance, of two or three miles if the  at.mosph'.'ire and other circumstances  are  favorable. - .  |     i ,  li"or balloon work it is especially suitable, as drawing a plan anything like  accurate in a swaying balloon is beyond the power of the cleverest  draughtsman, while even the best  truined eyes crumot retain the exact  'details of a position hastily viewed: In  addition, (be camera'.-will often reveal  points quite overlooked, by the eye,  a. good instance of which was seen the  other day. A cineraajtographe view had  been taken of the rapids at. Niagara;  when, in the evening this was being  thrown onto a screen, the spectators  were surprised to see a body being  tossed' about in the. -waters, which had  not been noticed-at the'-time, of taking the photograph. On a subsequent  search being made, the body was duly  found. The twentieth part of a second will suffice to secure an accurate  picture! of what it would take an artist with  the pencil ah' hour to draw.  ���������������������������en<nl IVt. Have oricn T.iliell n Pro  in ill nil  IV. r I In tin- Fiulillns.  The regimental pet is in many cases  a companion to Tommy Atkins in war,   tiekkxl the lop ot my'hand enjugh kto  as Will as in peace, especially if he bo  biuisa it. In  short,  when  wcre-i  . r  ., . ,  .,   formed companies it    was    discovered  a member of the canine race; and it Lh,a my un,f0,nn, including shoes, hel-  is remarkable what contempt some met, and aceouu-omen.s, hud received  animals have for tho perils of war- 1G2 wounds. 1 was n ike-d, and march-  f.ire        .     ' ;ed  along dragging, my    tatters    with  * me "  After  the  Battle  of   Vittoria,     the      it ds uule won<lc,r that thi-j human  Guards captured a poodle from the do-  targt, with such a record of Vu efo,"  feated   Freiv?iiien,   and���������as   the   regi-  was nickn imed "the invulnerable."  ���������      .    C1 ���������    ,- -       ,     . menf happened  to'be lacking a pet at1    At tl^ BaitteoC Jlodder River 8er-  CM-ie peck  c|f    Stovers Lvergreen    for '   .     ,. ,,      , ,      .     .      geanl Penderend w.is struck by threo  what I intended for, (he silo, and I j thB time���������the dog was promptly invir- bullets in loss than its many minu.es  filled the silo with it when in proper led to fill that position. It served with and escaped practically unharmed,  .state.   The  result  was    grand  silage. I the   battalion throughout   the  remain-' "First," he says, "a sho't glanced; eff  In 1898 1    planted    (he  new  Learning!,,���������_  ,.   f.     ��������� ���������,.     ,���������.   ���������,   , ,,���������  ������������������    the s.ide of my boot and struck my i-iifle  ulono, and in putting if in the, silo the ' der ������Z the ca���������^ft'Bn. ljut af- lh������ ���������- jual in front of my face, filling my  condition of the com was better, but j salllt of Brsdart was struck by a bul- cyes with dust and spll'imeirs., I roso  when we began to feed out. of the silo j let, which broke one of its logs. The uin a little, when ano heir .shot Htruck  we found frequently patches of blue | fault however lay entirely with the '���������n'������ middle finger of my lea hand, I  mould nearly all the way down lo   Ihe    ,       ' t       ���������> .. i     l   ������. eai- on my knie>s, whom a. bullet) struck  bottom. 1 then wrote to the Rural ; di>e. ��������� ^or ll w'"ls not con(������nt to re-- me fair in the chest' on thi .buckle, of  New Yorker for information through , mnin in the roar in charge of two my haversack, breaking it through the  their columns as to wb.it the cause ' men, but as soon as the charge sound- centre and c iu'Aug a ilight puncire cr������  was and as to what they thought (.fled broke away and dashing to tho the skin and bruising iny chest. 1 hive  my planting if   mixed as above, as   I I r. ���������,. ,"   , .'. '      '..-''       ,  ,,     ,      ,   been congratul ited on being ih'| luck-  intended to try it again,' but they did ' Cront to"k.������^ lls Position at tho head   .^ beggbM hl my b.ullI.li(.S...  not give me much light on the subject. ' ������^  *-lle  regiment.   When   the  men   re-      One oi the American .s.dldiers. in the  However, in 1859 I tried iif again as ' turned to England the dog came with   trenches before minli'had a .si.11 mere  I did in 18J7, one    bushel    of Learning ' them    and   lived   for  many   years   on   asloni.-hing osc ipe from suilden extinc  , u '    ' : , ._,-���������-.- ..    _ ,   ' ition.   One bullet graced.the top of his  three legs at Chelsea Barracks, iright ear, a few seconds later ano.her  Among  the  wounded  at  the  Battle ' took a microscopic (.Qico from, the lobe  of Inkerman w.as Sandy, the regiment-rotf the left  eair,   while ,'a  third  bullet - ,  al   dog  of  the  Royal  Engineers. ,    It - flashed aloing the topi ol! .hiis head, re-  went  out   with   adebaichment   of   the  moving     the     hair     in   .a     perfect-  told the neighbors that 1   -was afraid i regiment early in '54, but did not take   ly straight, narrow line.     A'il the sol-  it would  be a failure,  but  now 1 am { part- in   any  active  service  until-tho  dier bumorouilly iput it: in a letter ,to  surprised at the result.   I have) never I 'battlei  above  named: 'Here: it  became  his parents, "It     was very    kind    of  one peck of Stover's Evergreen, pliant,  ed in hills as before. When wo camo  to put it in , the! silo conditions' were,  very unfayorab3e, as there wero parts  of the fiel'd that had yellowed up to  the ear, and very fewi ears at thii't.   I  WILLING TO PAY.  Mrs .Newric-h���������.1 want a first-class  passage  to Dublin.  'Agent���������Yes, ma'am.  Mrs.Ne.-wric.il���������And I insist upon  English residents and soldiers were, be-j having a smooth passage, no matter  lite&ed  ii>   ihiir homes.  Most  of  these.j what    the   cost.  had finer silage, splendid color and  good flavor, but 1 do not think it hii.s  the feeding vadue it would have had  had it been well eared and fully matured. As to the number of; acrea to fill  my silo, it requires .- from seven  to ten acres ; never more than ten, usually severa acres. To feed, we run  tho cutting-box carried- on one side of  the barn floor with a temporary partition, the dry cut feed on one side,  and the silo, on the opposite side of  alley. One man throws silo feed! down  and the otheir takes a barley fork and  throws the. dry feed iin and mixes thoroughly, every twenty-four hours. Then  we have a two-wheeK truck, the wheel  dioufllile iirucih w'ood, vvHh a ut'raight  twelve i/nchi&s in diametetr, made of  iiro/n axle fas^elnedi to the bottom of  firianxb or bosf, s,-o -that it balan'ros  nicely. The box1 is 1 1-2 feet wide, 0  fee/t long and, 4 feed high. Thhi truck  filled will feed the thirty-five head! of  cattle and fwutr hiorseis for one feeding, and one ma.n can run it along  through' the alley with ease',, arndi feed  the cmtiire lot in less thau twenty  minutes. '   .;  One stable has.' the water flowing in  the  front    of   cattle;,  and   the   other  hei---. not.   Now I bel/ioive  in  the wafer  being run  in    the    stable    in   front  of the cattle, although my, well is in  the barnyard  and  welll sheltered, but  the. cattle   that,   we let   out   to  water  will run more flesh off almost'thin we  can put on ; and another thing, soma  days they won't drink a drop, and other days too much ; buh when the water  comes into the manger they will drink  a little every time after eating and before they lie down.     Unless they are.  dehorned    and put in  a   targe, closed  shed, and the water flows in so they !  can drink at will.   I do not believe/ in  letting them  out  to water if you are  ������a!ttcning.:'     Our  welll is 35 feel   deep,  0-inch-'drill hide in tho rockj   It. only  takes ten or fifteen minutes a day to  pump water  for    about  twenty  head.  Tlie pump works very  easily,  and    1  think it  better  than forcing upi in  a  tank with the windmill," thei* freezing  nnd. getting stale.   We  do  all  of our  cutting of feed and cut! all the bedding  with the windimilL   I find when    (he  bedding is cut it absorbs alll liquid, and  keeps the  stabiles  sweeter and  easier  cleaned than with long straw; and better when taken to tho field. We .keep  drawing  imtinure   out   all   winter;   we  find that when it comes planting-time  we don't have-to stop to haul rnanutc  out.  Tha only  record I keep of my cattle i  conspicuous by trying, its ;teeth on the them to part my hair so beautifully  legs of ono or two burly Russians, for me, and it will isavet ir|:!. a 'Ic'l'lof  until,  thinking   that   ��������� | trouble-for some time to come."       ���������  OANINE ALLIES .There was ii cuiubusi   :touch  of. ro-  were quite unnecessary, one of the' S,^"08 in tto p.vperience of Harry  enemy placed Sandy hors-de-combat by -pk������?. a ^erge-i-nit. who wa si struck ^ no  running his bayonet* through tho fewcr than seventeen tunes in; the  doo-s  bodv:   N������v������rtlmi������ss    nn,i������r  - f-h������ : same campaign, /'without,"-as he  dog's  body.   Nevertheless,   under".'���������' tho  3C   put  careful1 nursing of the men, it lived to ������ $���������..���������*?ai"l\nS ? day .m hiospital.'    One  return   home    when peace    was   pro-', bu"������* aL leaat: 1wa���������������wit,hiin *an- a^ ?J  claimed;: and in order to 'commemor-  Putting an end to-Bikes 'career, and^it  ate the event the colonel had a'silver'^ Cupid that intervened tol save his  - ��������� life.:  ,. ......   ,-  .  Throughout the oaimpaigh Bikes carried suspended from his neck, as a talisman a bundle, of ��������� love-letl.e.rs, I'o-  gether with a 'photograph of. the "girl  his had left behind him." The bullet  which i*o liearlyi-proveil- fatal struck  hi,m full in the. chest, drovo/: its. wa.y .  through the. bundle of letters.! and'bad  inst sufficient strength left to in-,  flict a .slight^bruise over (ho regionl of  the heart. ,'In. its oourse.it had pierced  the chest of the giiiJl pictureiV in the  photograph.  This bullet'has  been mounl ed   in a  gold, bracelet,  w-liich^. Mrs,.Elkea. now .  proudly wears; and around it are inscribed the words, "Through mv heart:  first.".    .   .   -     -; G -  One ctf the most; reiua rkable of  recorded experiences was that of a 'corporal in the. late frontier- caimpaign in  India.     A.������ter,several  hours ot lighting, during which I ha bullets had.been  flying  thickly  around   hiin,     he     was  congratul'!ting himself that he had not.  even been tduchivl, when on removing  his h-.'Imet he. .-saw a small perforation  in front , which..could  only  have  been  made by a builiHt.     On iur'ning ihe hid-  met round, toluok for the1 point of exit  of the. bullet, he found not one.but two.  holes,  and   could'only  nriivo  at    (ho  stunningly .incredibly-  conclusion ��������� thai  two separate bullets musl have struck  his heJmet at   exactly  tho same poitn   .  and  made  two separate openings  for  their exit.'   Kach   bullet   in  its'. pj>  medal struck, with which Sandy was  adorned until  his death. '���������';������������������'  Valiant Bob, of the 60th, was perhaps the niost famous regimental pet  that ever existed���������at least, none can  lay -claim to having .passed through a  greater number of adventures! lit was  afl Maliwand,' where the Gtith were cut  up almost to a. man, that Bob received a bullet-iwound in the leg. During  the last stand, when the few who were  left alive stood; back to back, in a  smiall;square, Bob took up its position in the centre, and how.led pite-  ously as it perceived its comrades falling one by one., When the carnago  was over, Bob escaped, and, despite  its wound and its'sm������rull knowledge of  the country, travelled-another- ninety  miles alone to join tho main army, receiving yet another wound en route,  but  reached   its destination.  ALMOST  THE  SOLE  SURVIVOR   :  of   that   gallant   band   of   heroes.  More, than one Afghan came to the  ground during the war of 1878-i)  through ..the biles of Bruce, the enormous mastiff which took part in the  cam.i������aign. No regiment could claim  the dog as n pet, for the reason that  it: was always changing f'rorin one to  another, as its fancy pleased. During  the skirmishing near CaUdahar the dog  "barged' the enemy with 'the me.n.a.tid  vas successful in doing a great deal of  execution. But after the battle Bruce  weis nowhere to be found; and when  the.'. ambulance   parties  went  out     to I age through    the. helmci     must  have  bring in the -wounded the dog wa.s  found, practically cut in two, evidently by a sabre. A:small grave was dug  beside the larger one in which the  di'.ad Iwsre buried, and there. Bruce was  interred, and a stone put up to mark  its   final   resting-place.  The cavaJry charge at the Battle of  Suakim-, in the Soudanese Wa.r of 1885,  wis led, not by an officer, but by a  di>g���������a large terrier, Paddy, by. name.  It. evincjed the greatest contempt for  the Mahdi's forces, and, although stab-  bcdlit by those it attacked, came out  unscathed, after having passed through  the enemy's lines and ha������k'.  gone, literally, almost  within a', hiiir;  breadth of the topi of, his. head.  One oif tlie .men iwounded ay Wyn-  bcrg haid a still narrolwer escape-"from  death. A bullet, entered one temple  and ci.me (int. at the other; and yet the  man has made a compHele recovery,  a.nd suffers riot hi rig from the! terrible  Woun<T beyond an ocwisionail headnche.  'j'i  I  tTtft  m  >> .*���������������  .K-  '1 Si  ���������}-w  :M*  SI  \4  f $  i   -ff-'l  m  j ��������� --^i-1  'V/iJ  ���������-M*.  ���������*j  i  V-  A  %  s  :?l  .1  -A  (������,      f  , s    *  Angry Customer, of a day p- ,'wo  before���������I thought, you iold'ine this  watch would keep lime?  Mr. Feldstein���������Vol, ii: douVI ������if i������  away,   does  it, mi;Jn  frent f   .  ���������^ a        PS  i  m  121 \fJl' TSnSTj  yy*  *������������������������ MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.  Greeco has followed Italy's example  In forbidding the exportation of antiquities. Notice has been served on foreign governments and learned societies.  Duke "Robert of Parma is a father  for the nineteenth time. Only one of  his children, tho late Princess of Bulgaria married. The other eighteen,  eight boys and ten girls, live with him  in the CastlD of Schwarzau in Austria. ,    ���������  An English hoy's periodical recently  took a vote on the recreations its readers preferred. The result gave this order :' Football, cricket, cycling, swirar-  m:ing, gymnastics, reading, rowing,  stamp-collecting. Croquet game last in  a list of twenty-two pastimes and golf  twentieth. Being English boys they  -neiwi nothing of lacrosse  ���������HAVE YOU TASTED  CEYLON GREEN TEA ?  Sold only In  It's far more delicious' than Japan.  Lend Packet?.  In time of peace General JoUbert, the  Commander-in-Chief of the Transvaal  forces, reads French novels during  the intervals of military work, sometimes composes' French verses, and  enjoys spending an evening chatting  with his comrades.  "Pharaoh lOo."'^^^9-  THERE 13 H0TH1N0 CHEAP OR INFERIOfl IN  The Scottish Highlander's dress as  worn at the present time is sometimes  very expensive. The uniforms worn  by officors of several Highland regiments cost ������200 each. That of the  Prince of Wales cost ������375.  QUEBEC ONCE I0RE.  A   Young   Lady   of  St.   Justiho  Writes of Her Experience With  Dodd's   Kidney Pills.  tllss  Annn 4 1i������lcllp  Wm n giiflferrr From  <iil.'<l!ioo<!���������DocforH finvr Her lip ns a  Chronic IiiYiill<I-To-l>,iy In Superabundant Hen I Ii From ir������e or  DoddV Kt<!ii<.y   Vllls.  St. Justine; Que., Feb. '5.���������Miss Anna  Dholette, of this pla.ee, has been an invalid, owing to Kidney Disease, all her  life until quite recently, when sho began   (o   improve.   Her  many ,-friends  were delighted at the change and sho  met  with  congratulation and-encouragement on all sides;   It was not gen-  ���������|J' known, however, that the cause  of Miss Cholette's improving condition  was due to Dodd's Kidney Pills, and it  wyis not until tho other day that  the  fact was  given  out.   But such  is tho  . ������aso  and  Miss Cholette  acknowledges  the   benefit     she  has     derived     from  Jodd's Kidney  Pills in the  following  letter, giving full details of  her case  ������or V10 b������nefit of other sufferers.  Prince Prosper of Arenberg, brother of the head of tho house and cousin  of the President' of the Suez canal directors and of tho German Colonial Society, has been sentenced by a Berlin court-martial to three-years' imprisonment and to be expelled .'.from the  army,for a. brutal murder committed  in Southwest Africa. While in command of a district station, after-.a talk a. . ,, ,  with a native servant, he ordered a . b,ize for Slz������ a thread of spider sills  sentry to shoot, tho mnn"; the man ls tougher than: a bar of steel. An  fired in the air, but on the Prince re- ordinary thread will hear a weight of  pouting his order fired  nirain  wound-  'j11"66 grams.     This is    50   per   cent.  stronger, than a steel  thread  of    the  TO CITRR A COLD IX O.VE OAT  Take taxatlvo Broino Quinine Tablets. All  druggists refund the money if It fnlle to ourev  CJo.     K. W. Grove's signature ls on each boa.  OCVI flM   TCfl      It ranks away ahoro anything else prod'ice.l for nurltjr an't high quality.  (jEILUN    1 -M You should try it. Lead p.ickaeon.       25, 30, 40, B0 and COo.  neuralgia, sciatica, mvscular,  inflammatory, gout, lumbago,  rheumatic  Paralysis,   asthma  j Our Method Is sure' and has cured thousands��������� some pronounced  J incurable.   Write at once.   Booklet and Proof on request   Address  jTfta'SWISS.flMEBICM 00., Windsor, Ont., Canada  permanently cures  Catarrh of nor.e,  - ��������� ��������� ���������- ��������� -������������������������*������*'- inr throat, stoirncb  and bladder. 5'.'o k $1 a box. Write for particular*, The  Iudlan Oatarrh Cure Co., 146 St. James-st., Montreal.  poating his order ifired again wound  ing tho black mnn. It is believed that  the Kaiser will interfere with the carrying out of the sentence, as ho has  appointed a commission to inquire into the Prince of Arenborg's sanity.  SO MANY HAVT3  same thickness,  O'KEEFE'S ������oir ffWALT  Invigorates and Strtngthons.  LLOYD WOOD. Toronto, GENERAL AGENT,  the     .I(: ia estimated  that at  the    begin-  Look-here,' Mr. Tanncyhill, said   "e |   .--���������- -?"">���������"������"   ���������������"������"��������� ���������������<���������   >���������"������    "egni-  bank's  president,   severely,  you  must ������������W $"������>ncw century' Englahd will          -   * -      -    moke over the  nav? 82,000.000,000 tons of coal still un-  ���������   jj Kill.,,, auvuici^,   jvw   ^*~���������  stop blowing clouds of smoke over the  I cashier's  head.  Does he object ? inquired the dude  bookkeeper.  The bank objects, young man. Suppose it should reach the ears of our  depositors that there was a cloud over  the cashier of this bank? How lone  could wo stem the   run t  A SAUSAGE TRUST THIS TIME.  Mills, Mills & Haloo  Barrister?),ota,removod  to Wesley Bldpe., Rioh-  moud Stv.vV.-. Toronto,  Carters 00LD CURE 10������- Cures'" a J"V p- Mc*  Cormacit & Co., Agents, Montreal.  THC DE������ MOINES INOUBATOR-Boatandoheapoat  T    O. Holland, solo agent for tha Dominion.  S.'nd 3ot  etanip for catalogue.   373 St. Paul Street, Montreal  COMMON SENSI KlttS Koachea, Bod i  Bur-s, Rata and Mice.   Sold by all  DniKglata, or 881 Queen W. Toronto  used and available.  Blemishes.0*���������5  Rfl n C S U ft and Sheet Metal Works.  V W r 1 SB U BOOFINQ 8I<ATK, In Black,  Red or Greta. SLATE BLACKBOARDS (We supplj  Pub! lo and High Sohooli.Torouto). Roollug Felt, Pitch,  Doal Tar, eto. SOOFINO TILB (See Now Oity Build,  luffs, Toronto, done bj our firm).   Metal Ceiling's, Cor  !���������-���������-. -���������������������������������..., uuue uj eurnrroj.  mess, eto. Estimates furnished for  m������UrlaI������shipp.d to any na7t of th    B.OUTHIE4SONa,AtlolaW������4W  Send one oent ntantp for clrcuUr.    W. J. UKQU1IART   Analytical Chemist, -iS9 Queen St. W., Toronto.  .-.-, -.������, ������wmo uj uururmj.   aieiaj uolllng-s, Con  uicss,eto. Estimates furnished for work complete orfoi  uatsrlalK������hlnn������H t*.............. if tho country. Phone 19iil  AWIdmor StB���������Toronto  Michigan Land for Saie.  g 000 ACRES 0000 FARM/NO WNOS-ARENACJ  . '. I������f00i,������������'""' ������"���������! Crawford Countlfs. Titloter:  feot. p��������� Michigan Central, Do-rolt 4 Mackiaao Snd  Loon Lake Kulroa.1, at prices .anging from $a to ������J  per aore Those Lands are Close to BnterprToioi W.������  Towns, Churches, Schools, etc., and will & 5,��������� or! o5  reasonable terms.   Apply to "    0������*  K. M. PIERCE. Agent, West Bar Oltr  Mleh.  Or J.W. CUHhs. Whittemore: Mich. ^  Farmers Intending to Seed  Corn Note This.  Mineral Extract ^  Unlike Mr.   Sydney    Grundy,    who  confesses to having no great liking for  ���������    , ���������T ,    ,. ,   iPlnywriting, Mr. Louis N. Parker do-,  Customer���������What I Twenly-five  cents'cl ires that he knows nothing more t'e-  pound, for sausage? Why, lean   got; lightful than writing, for    the    stage  them  down  at .Schmidt's  for   twenty  cents.  Butcher���������Veil, den, vy didn't yer ?  Customer���������Because  he������ was   out    1  them.  Butcher���������Veil, und if I vas out of  'cm.' I sell 'em frer ,twenty cents, too,  aindt  it:  of  Mr. Parker, by    the' way,  totally deaf in' one  ear.  is   almost  A Bath  parson,  the Rev.  Valentine  mo .oeneiity.of other sufferers. ���������-,-, *-. -nam pun-son, me ������������'��������� :������������������������"u������  Since the ago of eight years I have Rowe, who before taking orders was  Cered with inflammation of the kid-   n. colonel in the Roval Encineors. has  La Tosoana, 10c. reliance cigab  1    !UU"   ^ACTOR-i.Montrei  An octopus measuring twenty feet  acros-i the arms was recently caught  at Avalon, Santa Catalin- Teland,  California.  Oiioapest and Beat Oovarlng- in trio World.  p,PEBrER Gearing  fiteiftm ftnd Hot and Cold Water Pipits, Cold StorAge  Pip������s. Kitch*a Bollors,  eto.  For particulars apply to  MICA BOILER COVERING CO., Limited,  Toronto, Hop trust,  u>d London. Box   ������   -**v)   11^*2  ui.   eiyuL.   judis j. Jiityi  suffered with inflammation of the kid  ne-vs> I am to-day twenty-four years  old. I hasten to write vou, therefore,  to give you tho full dohails of my cure,  I commenced to be sick when going to  school. I was not able to bear tho  Satiguo or sfudv. One day mother fell  sick and the doctor profited by the  occasion to tend me also. He came often  to see me for six months when he told  m6 *t wps not' necessary to come any  more; my trouble would right itself  is I grew older. lie made nothing  of  ���������"tn?������nths r lmd bcen unwe11 already.  The trouble continued constantly  after that. I Buffered greatly and  was bed-ridden almost continually. At  this time I was undeir tho consultation of two doctors. Thoy said I hjid  beem suffering this long time of inflammation of the kidneys. They  gave me many medicines, and 1 was  under their treatment for two years.  They gave, me. no .relief.  "My parents were greatly pained at  seeing mo suffering so," and as for  myself I felt that I could never find  pleasure again in this world.  "My falheir one day read in a newspaper of thei good effects of Dodd's  Kid,ney puis. Ho bought three boxes  of them to dry and they gave me  setae relief. He bough! mo a dozem  more boxes, and now I am perfectly  w:H and oveirflo.wing with life and  ���������"mints."  i\, colonel in the Royal Engineors, uu=  thirowu. up his cure to enter the military   again.  A SISTER SAVED.  Sickness Banished���������Health Restored  Gentlemen,���������Dr.  Ward's    Blood and  Nerve Pills    have done my    sister -so  much good that in grateful appreciation I-told Mr. Tully, the druggist; I  would gladly give    a .'".testimonial unsolicited,    as    to    their merits.     My  lister,; 15 years  of age, caught  a violent cold���������since  then, she has been.in  very poor health, lost all colour     was  anemic, her blood had no vitality, and  she had no physical strength, she became" extremely nervous, so much<   so  that she, could not stand any exertion  or  excitement,  and it was  impossible  for  her to get restful sleep, she lost  her  appotite,  her heart became    very  weak,  palpitating  so    violently    that  she could hardly breathe at the slightest, exertion}      When she commenced  taking   Dr. Ward's   Blood   and Nerve  Pills  two months, ago she waa- in  State of Ohio, Cm- i,f Toledo, 1  Lucas County. (*"���������  Frank J. Chunky makes oi\th that ho la  aenlor partnor of the firm of F. J. Cheney &  Co.; (Jolnfr bu9ine������3 in the City of Toledo,  County and State aforeuaid, and that said Arm  will pay IhoEUm of O.VB, HUN0RKI) DOLLARS (or each and every case of .Catarrh  that cannot be cured by  the uso of Hall's  CATARRir COBBT.  FRANK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to boforo nio and Euhscrlbed in my  presence, this Cth day of Derombor. A.V. ISSa.  : : ��������� A.. W.OLEASON.  : SEAL.- : Kotary Public.  . Hall's Catarrh Cure is takon internally, and  nci-������ directly on tho blood and mucous surfaces  of Iheuyetom.   Send for testimonials!, frea.  F. J. CHEiVfiY &; CO., Toledo. O.  Sold by DruugiRtfl, 75c.  Hall's Family PHIh are tho beat.  ������Ts  send  compltti  tend  for our   .Jleta  SHEET  MUSIC CATALOGUe  and SPECIAL RATE  OF DISCOUNT. Vlt  aro equipped to  aup/llir every MUSIC  TEACHERInCanada  Whaley, EJoyca  lB8Yonfl������8fc,  TORONTO,       ONT.  uie oneapoit and  -~n inyreclfrnt for ,  prevent oroWB from picking up corn" Ihm pl.Xd '!  ia.114 acres of oorn f������������t year on mj- 135 acre farm and  lmd tho aoocl all co ore and had notono .ulk de(troTe|  by crows. I alBO claim It ������������ good aa a heavy coat ol  inamiro for making ooni now rioh, feelinr bo irali  Pleaaod with It that I have taken the BRoScy for*,  carmen who MBh to buy only a .mall box should send  ,n. tho���������,ILor?eJB not lat������f 'hao Feb. Ut Small bol  w or������M buaho ������, pnooM.M; largo tox.eol,rirohuihS������f  price JAM: mil bo Bold for *<.60 if ordered by Feb IStS  1'ormn. oaah with order-. ,jNo ordere takin after March  lBt, in order to get them all paoked <nd Bhlnnd bsf���������  April I.C directly at Q.T.B. and C.P.n or .Mpplnft  mon7ybrOefund^.tra0t^arautOBdtO'[i" -tUtatK Si  ANDREW KAUFMAN, F8|-������U0 P.O., Ont  LEAD, COPPER, BRASS.  Wholesale only.   LongDistanooTelephonel72D.  WILLIAM  8T.,   TORONTO.  POULTRY, BUTTER, EGGS, APPLES,  and other PRODUCE, to ensure beat results consign to  The  Dawsori Commission  Co.,  Limited,  0or. West-Market & Oolborno St., Toronto,  A .giant mowing machine has been  invented which ia capable of outtino-  a .strip, of wheat fifty feet in width.  FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS  MRS; WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP has been  !'h������2d^Hn">th,';r' for.ih<)lr childro" t������th|0g I "oothe.  the child, Boftenj the gums,  allays pain, euro, wind  ���������������aa.SfciI.?Mlggn5f t,hro!'S-,hout 'he world. Bi  sure and tit for "Mrs. Wlnslow'a Soothing Syrup.  slat'; o"f7ompiete phTsTcaranrner'voW   diffe^enT" r^n^tL,V>^}>inm-Jhe Vary  prostration.     Her   blood   was scanty   t'ry^nd^br^^'horsel ""^ P������������-  Byehig i   gleaning!  .. _^?.r th* *���������" Da** "ai roor work to thj  "BRITISH AMERICAN DYEING CO."  Look for agent in your town, or lend direol.  Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec  CANADA PKIIMANEINT  Loan and. Savinsrs Company.  rnaonroitATiiD 1853.  The 0lcl08t and Largest Canadian Morfc  gage Corporation,  Paid-up Capital, . -     -.   $2,600,000  Reserve Fund    -    -    -       1,200,000  Head frffloo���������Toronto St., Toronto.  Brtuioh Offloes���������Winnipeg, Man., Vanoouvor, B.8  DEPOSITS RECEIVED.   Interact allowed.  DKBENTURKS ISSUED for 1, 2, J, i'orSyean  with interest coupons attached.  MONB Y LENT on security of real estate mortgages)  QoTemment and Municipal Bonds, etc.  For further particulars apply to  J. HERBERT 1YIA50N,  Manojlne Director, Toronto.  Odorless  'Air. Sergeant Spinks, whose jname is  worthy of Dick&ns, died recently in  London, as the Inst of the Serjeants.  The serjeants-at-law: formorly monopolized  tho  practice oX  the  Court   of  Pommnn t>u.,=   ������,���������< ii   ���������        ���������  ., lore  talcing    thorn she    was    getting  Lommon Pleas, bul their jxnvilege mis  weaker,  I er  heart  and nerves losing  none away with thirty years before the  strength daily.      Since sho had began  reform or the law courts in 1875, put   taking them she has   daily    and con  an end to their r>ffiVj>   tw.v ,-i,,i~���������.,    limmnci^ M;n^ wa.. m, ���������1 ^i_^���������~i.u  ,,.      ~���������    blood  with no more' strength than water.  Since taking Dr. Ward's Blood and  Nerve Pills she has been rapidly'mnhd-  ing, her appetite has returned, she  .sleeps well her nerves aro stronger,  and her heart gained strength so that  it is able to fulfill its functions. Prior  to taking.Dr. Ward's Pills she had  taken  many  medicines    without    any  special benefit. Dr. Ward's Blood and .��������� ��������� ������������������    Nerve  Pills    are    certainly    the  only    8T. JAMES' rl0TEL--Owo*lt'aTRD*ix>'.  . Be-    B������U������.,.   Hr.t-������laa.Oommeroiir&0bu^'uo".mlr^  t!H ���������.        .wl9AiTsla3BlemP.JI.^_������raaAta* ������*^A ._b_ a :i  WE ARE OFFERING  TO INVESTORS  Bpftoifll otock, guaranteeing large dividends; nlflo un In*  ptalmcnt 8took payab'Jo in moalhlyinatftlmonta, drawinfl  cash dlridend?, half yearly. Parties minting safe aud  profitable inYflstment should correspond irjth  Tho Sun Savings and Loan Co., Toronto.  Moueyloiinod on favorable terms;  agenta "wanted iu  anr������prea������ated (liairlcta; write ua.  Closet.  Hotel Carslake, SS^d^/oS  Q.T.S. Station, Mentrenl. Qeo. Oarslate at Co., Prop's.  AVENUE- H0U8E���������������.Ioa,l,"-������������11<"������ A������������"������-  f..������������������������������������������    "������������"���������     Family Hotel rates ������1.M  per day.  inedieine that has done  fore; taking    thorn she  ny good,  was    getting  nautrey.   .tfrsvelass Oommerc  ^raTeaaato���������Bate* moderate.  WE ARE OFFERING  TO INVESTORS  Jptuial stock, guaranteeing largo dirldeads; alio an Instalment *took payable in monthly instalmeata, drawing  cafeb dividend'', half yearly. Partita wan tin r aafo and  profitabio iuTOxtment ahould oorreipond with the Bun  S.mnKB and Loan Company, Toronto; money loan������aon  farorable termn; ageuto wanted in unrepresented districts; writo us.  This new and most useful invention has not only  Sroved to be a great seller, but a boon to hundro<ls.  I any medical, men .are using, this closet, nnd all pro*  nounce it absolutely odorless and sanitary in every  respect, Aiter being In the market for over.tw<������ year*  tin's closet has become so popular that the manufacturers have had to double their output in order to meet tht  demand.  , For Catalogue nnd Pric3 List write to,  The Odorless Crematory Closet  Co., Hamilton, 0n������.  im end to their office. Two'judges aire  left who became serjeivnts, as-was customary, on being appointed to. the  bench, but Serjeant Spinks was the  last man to bear the title made fam-  r>ua by Mr. Serjeant Buzfuz.  LIFE'S DIFFjCULTIFS.  Penalties of  Modern   Methods of  Livins:-  tinuously gained health and strength,  CLARA ELLIOTT.  30 College street,  Peterborough, Ont.  Pioton, Dec. 18th.���������"Wo road a groat  leal concerning the hardships and sufferings endured by the Canadian pioneers in the early d-ays of our Dominion  But the truth is that many of our des-  &endents, in out own times, endure  Bqunlly as much as did their fore-  catheirs.  Tho  case   of Miss  Anna   Younir   of. ..���������      -     - t    i   ,i ,  ..  this town is an instance. Miss Younir bfVe ln 'CS US8"( X-?ha'' rocc>mfmend i  la a grand-daughter of Co Sy ^|CT7 opportunity to my friends."  Young,   the   United  K.nmre   T.o^ilL? ?a,tl.,Trh-c?;J-?no  IS. ������  guaranteed  cure  Mr. CrLtohett, the celebrated London oculist, is said to have once refused . a fee of no less than ������50,000.  This sum was offered to-the distinguished specialist; with''o. view to inducing him- to proceed to India to attend  tlie  eyee of  a wealthy Eajah.  The Only Cure for Catarrh.  Miss Lizzie Lamford, oi 353 Market  1st:, Chicago, 111., says: "I have been  a constant sufferer from Catarrahfor  twelve , ypii'rs. During that time I  have used most of I ho known remedies  for Catarrh, but can; safeily say that  Catnrrhozohc is (ho best It.has cured me. It is very pileasant/ and ef.ee-  tive in its use.   I shall  recommend it  Eighty-five per cent, of the people  who are lame are affected on tha left  side.  -'WP.C'IOIO  Carbolic Disinfectants, Soaps, Ointment, Tooth Powders, otc, have been  Rwarded 100 medalsnnd diplomas for superior  excellonce. Their regular uso prevent infeofei-  oiis diseasos. Ask your dealer to obtain a  supply.   Lists mailed free on application.  F. C. CALVERT & CO.,  MANCHESTER    -;-     ENGLAND.  MAIL  8TEAH8HIP8  Portland. Me., to Liverpool, via Halifax.  Large    and    fast   Steamers.  Vancouver,  Dominion, Cambronian.  Rates of passage:���������First Cable, $50 upwards; Saoond  Oabin, ������35; Stetraga; SSS.60 anil #23.50.  For further information apply to local acenls, or  DAVID TOSBAJJCK K CO., Oonoml Agonti,  17 St. SacrseientSt.  Moutreal.  *Afl. K. AHHETT, Mariafrer.  JOHM J. HAIR, Supt and Treat  _^__:    ������������������'     WSs-SaersJaantat.  MoulreaJ.        pCnl'inftflP T1  rm MOSl^UTRITIOUS:-      oS-ShSneSt.,  lOrOHtO  &m    JBEI&k    raKaffik.     /fiESfc.     B    .asHfc.        ���������' ���������  GRATEFUL���������COMFORTING  CHEAP MANITOBA FARMS  for said. Improved and unimproved. One-fifth oash.  Intendinit settlers oaU and get fioneHt of nfteo" yraiV  S,xporlonoo as to dlstriqc to, Bottlo in.   A. W. AUSTIN  experlonoo as to dlstrioc to Bottli  21 Toronto Ohambom, Toronto.  Mllloj. Mills A Halas  Barriatera.ato.. removed  to W-oslerBldHii., Rioh  "4, W.. 'to  mood 86,  rorooto.  BREAKFAST���������SUPPER.  Kigh Class  Water  Tubs  Steam  Boilers, for All Pressures,  Duties and Fuel.  SBND    FOR    DESCRIPTIVE   CATALOQUa  2.?" ?.- KlIton Co- Limited.  . The MaMpjr.Harns Co., Lirritod.  l?S! s.";," rir������������������,!���������', R,ibb<"- * Mft. oo.  ITha WiUon Publlsblnt Co., Limitod.  (AUc/SanDto srkara bollan oia������ be aran worsbu.  Toung, the United Empire Loyalist,  in whose honor Fort Henry, at Kingston, waa named. She snys :���������"I had su������-  Ceired with rheumatism for twenty  yen/rs. .My poor body was all twisted out of. shape, so you can imagine  the agony I endured. My physicians  could not help me ; all the medicines I  used, were utterly useless. ,  "I read of Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills, one day, and thought I'd, give  them a trial-,   I am thankful for having that inspiration, fori,am now free  from   very   terrible  pains   and   aches,  thanks to Dr. Arnold's English Toxin  Pills���������and   to   them   alone.   I  cannot,  of course, be made young again, for I  will be 79 years old; in December, yet  C fee'  I   can    end my  days in pence,  thanks to Dr. Arnold's English Pills."  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills,,the  only  medicine  on    earth    that  cures  disease    by  killing,  the    germs   that  oauso it, are sold by all druggists at  76c. a box;''sample, size 25oM   or sent  (prepaid   on   receipt   of price,   by  The  Arnold  Chemical   Co.,   Limited,   Cand-  da Life Building, 42 King St. W.j Tor-  Sold by all druggists. Trial outfit sent  to any address for 10.3 in stamps. N.  C. POLSON & CO.. Kingston, Ont., Proprietors. .:'','  Sausage CasIngs-^^^Tneep'STn,''  erioan Hog Caning*���������reliable goods at riifht pries.  PARK, BfAOKWaLL 4 CO., Toronto.  It is said of1. Professor Max-Muller  that he has conversed and corresponded with more men of note than any  living, person.  Catholic Prayer ^Sftis^ffi  Rclicfous Pictures, Slatunry, and Churoh Ornameots,  K.luoational Works. Mail orders receire prompt attention. D. a J. SADLIER & 00., Montreal.  TORONTO Outtlng- Softool oSera spedsj adTantam  r^���������������lt1i^iBl'Jl10'a5qu^ln������,,' thorough knowledge of  pSw&S CtoatleHian'i Oanneala.   "Write for   ���������     : , 113 Vong-a St, Toronto.  are said to  be  the   best  judges of Tea in  Europe, J  ..-.   .      <y even the   poorest classes  being large consumers of the very choicest Teas grown in India and Ceylon. The Teas most in favor in Ireland are rich,  strong, liquoring kinds, similar to Canadian  F������o.t5fW  1 ttrntl tr1 taial  Pi|J.raw*������iML 1  ��������� ~~rr-fr  ������^5S=5r3B  A most efficient substittife for  cod-liver oil, pleasant to the taste,  and agreeing with the most sensitive stomach. Used by physicians  in the treatment of alf throat and  lung troubles, and ��������� if results  count for anything���������almost no  iirnit to the good it can do.  I teJQyiql'B  Sample bottle rnailed to any address on receipt of to  cenU to cover postajre.  liex Chemical Co. i������&s������- Toront  )*  :o  (sLamsai        ' j- ! j ��������� .'...-���������    I THE  MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, FEBRUARY  24,  ro,oo.  MOUNTAIN  ECHOES.  The suit of Alexander vs. K. & S. R'y  Co. ia being settled.  The Coontown 400 played here to a  crowded house on Wednesday night.  It appears to be coming at last. Mr.  Prentice, a member of the Semlin-Cot-  ton party, is introducing a bill to repeal  the eight-hour law.  u  All along the miners used 10 say the  trouble in the Slocan was a lock-out.  If that hi - the case how can they now  declare ''the strike off?"  The Rev. J. A. Ferguson occupied  the pulpit of the Methodist church  Sunday morning last, giving a short  but interesting discourse.  Even in  British Columbia there are  many   newspaper men ready to   offer  advice   and   instruction   to   Generals  . Buller and Roberts in South Africa.  An order has come from the government that all school children, who have  not a.reiui} been, must be vaccinated  before the loth of March or drop out  of school.  The McMillan vs. Satidiltinds suit  arising out of the estate of Crawford &  McMillan has been adjourned for witnesses, llicre are three or four defendants, creditors.  The town has put on a livelier appearance the past week, many new  laces are seen on our streets and more  coming in by almost every train.  There are miners from all corners  looking for work.  There is an opportunity for some one  of-our good, reliable, pushing citizens  to secure the agency of the Imperial  Lite Assurance Company by applying  to the provincial manager, J. W. W.  Stewart, at Vancouver.  Some of the Slocan prints profess to  know all about the labor situation now.  We advise them that they will know  more about it three months hence; but  there is no use in giving advice to  those who know it all.  Apparently the gulchite does not  know it was announced in its own columns that the "mine owners' association" had withdrawn all compromise  offers, us last week it said the miners  had accepted these offers.  The British have now more than recovered all their reverses in South  Africa, and relieved Kimberly and  Ladysniith. Roberts will now lay out  one grand procession, which, though it  may have small reverses, will not stop  until Krugerism is silenced forever in  the land ot the Boers. '  Red Paddy has been overtaken by  some kind of a niental trouble that  puzzles the doctors. He eats well,  sleeps well, but shows signs of mental  delects that are inexplicable. At times  he can talk, , aud again he becomes  speechless, but he is always able to  ���������write, and when speechless he writes,  he can talk but is unable to articulate.  Bushels of Money���������Thrown away by  women annually in the purchase of  cosmetics, lotions and powders, none of  which ever accomplish their object.  Beauly depends on healthy blood and  good digestion, such as Karl's Clover  . Root Tea guarantees you for 25 cts. and  50 cts. per package. Take it and we  guarantee your complexion. Sold by  McQueen the Druggist.  Mr. Arthur Nichols, who went up to  work at the Ivanhoe but a few days  before, met with, a bad accident on  Tuesday. By some means a piece of  rock fell on his leg and so bruised his  ankle that he was compelled -.to-come  down to the hospital. No bones are  broken.and it is hoped lie will riotJong  remain laid up. About a year ago he  got an arm badly smashed by a falling  tree.   .-,,-'  ,. Is This Plain Enough ?���������If you have  a nagging cough and are losing flesh,  go to a drug store and get" a bottle of  Shiloh's Consumption Cure. Take two-  thirds of it, and then, if you are not  benefitted, return the bottle! to the  druggist, and he will return your  money. Isn't that fair? No one could  asx more. 25c, 50c. and $1.00 a bottle.  Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  We were much naista.ken last weeK  in saying that Archie McDonald's leg  was still in bad shape. We are advised he has made as much headway  in the time as he possibly could, as his  fracture was at the .time one of the  worot, and he is a very cautious man.  He, therefore, does not yet know that  his recovery is as far advanced as it  really is. He will soon be able to go  around without sticks.  The government is introducing a redistribution measure that will, with  some additions, create two constituencies out of the present Slocan,1 making a centre each of Kaslo and Sundbn.  This will improve the chances of all  who are ambitious, and no doubt inspire fond dreams in the minds of  many who are just as fit for the proper  duties of a parliamentary representative as they are to manage the Boer,  war.  Worse Than War.���������Hundreds are  killed in war, but hundreds of thou-ji  sands are killed by consumption.'1  There would be no deaths at all caused  by this terrible disease, ii people could  be made to understand that Shiloh's  Cough and Consumption Cure is a sure  remedy if taken in the early stages.  25ots., 50cts. and $1.00 a bottle. Druggists will refund the money if a cure is  not effected. Sold at McQueen's Drug I  Store. '     '  The K. ofP's will parade'to the  Methodist church Sunday evening for  service.  Lowry's prayers hav ��������� at length been  answered. Providence has removed  the C. P. R. station at New Denver  siding.  It is reported that Cronjo is captured.  As he is surrounded his capture is  in any event but a matter'of time.  His capture will break the back of the  war, as he is one of the best Bo'or generals.  ' As a result of their i ictories in Rossland, we understand the junior hockey  boys have in store several oyster suppers from their admiring lady friends  in the city.  Dancing seems to be the popular  past aims in S.mdon this season, judging from the large attendance usually  had at the many events so fur given.  We presume Lent may call a slight halt  to the gaiety of our youth.  Folliott & McMillan are improving  the slack time in their trade by manufacturing Bhingles at their planing  mill. They will no doubt save much  to themselves in the coming season's  building operations in this way besides  making work for a limited number of  hands.  The annual report of the Bank of  B. C. is to hand from the directors in  England. It shows a profit for the  year of ������100,200, declaring a dividend  of 5 per cent., leaving $25,000 to rest  account. Besides S branches in B. C.  it has one in S.tn Francisco and one in  Portland.  A Goon Thing.���������Our great grandmothers' garrets contained the same  herbs of all healing found in Karl's  Clover Root Tea. They gave our ancestors strength, kept the blood pure,  and will do the same for you if you say  so. Price 25 cts. and 50 cts. Sold by  McQueen, the Druggist.  The Club dance held Thursday evening in Virginia hall was beyond tho  expectations of even the most sanguine  pusher in point of attendance, all other  details being equally satisfactory.- The  athletic club will very likely soon be  organized, having the encouragement  of the citizens.  MILTON WlfllUFflCTURlNG CO.  LIMITED.  Established in 1892.  FETERI30ROUQH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  Dealers In Meats  it Sandon, Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo. Pilot Bay and Three Forts.  Sandon. Slocan City,  Before.   After.  Wood's 3J?hoi������ihocline,  The Great E>-</!i. \ Ifanedy.  wm     Sold and rccoi.n. ended t>y all  ill druggists in Crii.v'n. Onlv rell-  'LS^-g/able inodiciii-  vii.-<ovi-isa.   Six  ^  ��������� _ ._AoS4^packages </uarai4<:'i Mere  all  forms ot Sexual Vt'enknes-,, nil I'fiVi Is in abuse  or excess, Mental Worry, jv.-cp"! '��������������� ii������sc of Tobacco, Opium or SHraulanta. Mu:l.v. o- receipt  o; price, one package ?1, sir, ?s    Ui.   ��������� <> ' vlcase,  sixwulcure.   Pamphlets, free to sr-v   --i!p������ss.  Tlio -Wood Company, \\; ���������     -r, Ont.  Sold in Sandon hy P.J. DunnJi|������onl  and the McQueen Co., Druggists.  THE HOTEL  Nakusp.  Renovated in all appointments.  A good table always.  Choicest liquors and cigars in the bar.  Mrs. Snowman, Proprietress.  ..'T'Rulsand Track Iron,  Crow's Nest Coal,  B.ir and Sheet Iron,  Jesgop it Canton Steel for Hand and  Machine Drills,  Powder, Caps, Fuse,  Iron Pipe and Fittings,  Oils, Waste, Etc.,  Mine or Mill Supplies of all kinds.  Agents Truax Automatic Ore Cars.  Head Office-  Stores at  -Nelson 13. C.  Nelson, J3.C.   Kaslo, B.C.   Sandon, B.C  FOR  RENT.  HOI I-l. KTuO���������65 roo ns, well furin^lctl, stcim  lieltecl,  electric li���������'lils, hot .mil c.jlil u Her  :ie-.l fnrnishiM Motel  Ins, Mill remodel to  with celllr bvne size.  FUR OVJOli. Fit TV YI5AKS.  Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup lias been  used by millions of motlicrs for tlieir cliildren  while teething. If disturbed at night and  broken of your rest by a slclr. child, suaenng  aud crying with pain of cutting teeth. Send  at. once and get a bottle ol "Mrs. Winslow's  Soothing Syrup" for children teething. 1c  will reliove the poor little suilerer immediat-  ly. Depend upon it, mother,*, thcio is no  mistake about it. It cures diarrhoea, regulates  the stomach and bowels, cures Wind Colic,  softensthegums and reduces Inflammation,  and gives tone and energy to tho system.  "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for children  teething is pleasant to the taste anil is the  prescription oi one of the oldest and best  iemalephysicians and nurses in the United  States. Price twenty-live cents a tottle.  Sold by all druggists throughout the world,  lie sure and auk tor ".Mrs. Wlnslow'sSoothing  Syrup."  OOGCOO--  A QUICK CURE  "FOR COUGHS   ^  and COLDS  IIOl'KI.C'.OODIZNOUI.II ���������=51-0  in tlie Ku.ui li.tj s. ste i-it lie Ul.iI. elect  stilt ti-u.i:it.  <;ooi)i viiuoiisroKi:���������a \;  stelin he ue.l. electric li���������'lit-. .  SANPON- Sli:\M LAU.VDRV���������In lirit-cllss rii|.tim���������-  ortler. H is I'elten wliLel fur power, .mil c.ui lie rti'i it inoder-  r.te e- pense     Kent die ip  S I Olirs \..\'D Ol.-nn-S ���������In the ll.ink biuM iik, v.iter,  ste nt! l-e 1L uiil electric litrht-..  D.vi: SIORL��������� In the VirL,'imi block. lt-������c phte ltIiss  front, mcl.iihnir w.itcr .tn.l stelin he it  OI J*ICI-S ��������� In Virgin i lilocs, $15 per nioi.th, includniL:  ulti r.(stc ml he."I and eleclr'C lights,  U.\l. SI AIILI. ��������� rn r 1= horses, 3 Mnry     flu ip  Till   nl'PTN  1.0I1MNG IIOI'SI: - -, M.i.i!l'tores, .ind  li\m^ rooms o 1 "Lcimd story    Cheip  Si:\'i:.N" l--IRSl-.fI.AsS LIVING KOOMS���������Second  btor\, upp.'s.te C'lftnn house, electrichjrhts  'I WO VI lll'.V HUILOIXC. - Xc\t door lo .il.me, = sm ill  stores .mil Iil in.: rooms on second flo jr.  MRSr-CI-ASS I'l.UMllIW: SHOP.���������I icIndniK $2,500  stock of tools mil tittniL:., .mil ltooiI-\u1I of the Waterworks Co  ,ind hitsmev.  I IKli-rROOl' CI-M.A.K ���������Opposite Kooleiny hotel.  riKsr-ci.Asb two sroiiv haun.���������v\Po  ONK Ct) 1 "I \OI-.��������� 1 rooms, ne\t door west ofcomiqiie.  $10 per month  Se.crd other colt iLfys "nil liinlilin���������-s fnrn.shcil nnd mill mished. to r.nt, or sell, ur will hullil tu suit ten lilts.  Apply to J. M   IMKIsIS, Viruini 1 L'ock. S union. II. C.  -vs<y  &&������&'<  WHEN IN NEED OF A GOOD  Suit or Overcoat  Made in  tlie  latest  styles  best workmanship, try  and finest goods,   with the  GrEO. KAY, The Tailor.  Opposite Hotel Sandon.  The Canadian Remedy for all  THROAT AHalUMG AFFECTIONS  Large Bottles, 25 cents.  DAVIS 4 LAWRENCE COM Limited,     ������  Prop's. Perry Davis,' Pain Killer. ;.       Q  . New York ".'   Montreal    O  CERTIFICATE OF imPRQVERlENTS.  NOTICH,  Lily Mineral  Claim, situate in the Slocan  Mining division  of Wesr. Koolen.iy district.    W'hoio located:   North  Fork  Car-  pent������r creek.  Takenotice that I.M'illiarn .V.Bmier, ncting  ae agent lor .lohn  ^rui'Quilian,   l.'reo .Minor's  .Certlflentc   Xo.   I!   I7DM,   intend,   sixty  days  from the date noreoi,   to apply to the Mining  Kecorder lor ,-i Ci-rlliicatu ol Improvements,  lor the purpose ol obtaining a Crown Grant, of  the above claim.  And fui'tlier takenotice that action, under  Section 37, must, be commenced before the  Issuance ol such Cerlificatool Improvements.  Dated thisSth day oi l'"ebruiir.v, HDD.  WILLIAM A. I1A.UBU. 1'. L. S.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  for  E. d.  CflflERON, Agent  Sandon,  New Denver, Silverton.  ^CKS������  NOTtCK.  Ferry'Xo. 2 Slinpriii   Claim, slinatc in   the  Slocan  Mining; division  ol   West  Kootenay  iiKtrict.     Wlieiv.   loi'.iU'd:     Wilson  creek.  I    Tukfi notir-e that t,  Willi.iin A. Hanoi-, a.-t-  | Ing as a'Kenl  lor Sio������iin   Lake Minim? Coin-  pan?, Limili'd, Five   Minor's Col tillcitu Xo.  !'It  170S5.   intend,  sixly  daju lrom   the dale  liureoi. to iipiilyto Hie Mining Kcconlijr lura  CertlliciiU' ol Iinnrovenii'iil'-, lor the purposo  of obtaimno;   i(, (Jrowu   Grain, on  Hie above  claim.  ���������  ��������� And further (nliu notice Iliat action, under  Section 37. iiui'-t, b'i commenced bi'lori-ihe  issuance ol s-urli Ccrlllicatcol improvements.  Dated this 18th day ol" January. 11(10.  WILLIAM A. J3AU|.:it, V. L. S.  A fine, pure, dainty, tasting Ceylon production put up in a neat one-half and  one pound full weight packages. Having secured the agency of this favorite  brand of Tea, we are prepared to recommend it to all, feeling assured that  one .trial will establish its superiority over all other package Tea for its  delightful flavor and reasonable price.  Wo little know tho toil and  hardship that those who make  the "Staff of Life "undergo.  Lp������g hours in* superheated  and poorly ventilated'-workrooms'is bardaOii tho. system,  gives- the kidneys  more work .than they  can proper]}- do, throws poison into  the  system that should be carried off by these  delicate liltors.   Then the back gots bad���������  Not much uso applying linimoiits and  plastorsi   You must reach the Kidneys to  euro the back.    DOAN'S Kidney foils  cure all kinds of Bad Backs by restoring  tho Kidneys to healthy action.  Mr. Walter Buchanan, who has conducted a bakery in Sarnia, Ont., for the  past 15 years, says:  " For n mimliur of yenrs provlous to bikini;  Doun's Kidney Pills I snfl'crcil n f-rcut deal from  nctite pains ncross tliosinitll of my bn������k, pubis in  tho biu:k of my lieitrl, diszlnoss, weary feolinK and  eonond dobility. From tho first few- (losos of  Unnu's Kidney Pills I cnmi������c������i������cd to Improve, nntl  I have conflnuoil until I inn to-day n wall mnn.  I havo not (jotn pnln or ncho about mo. My licatl is  clfeat-i tha urinary (liniuultlos ail gone;.my sli>op ia  rcfrcsli'mis and iny hfjaltli is botur now than'lor  rears." i.  IMy blend of Mocha and Java is acknowledged to be the best.  All other lines of pure, clean and fresh Groceries on hand.  NOTICE.  Reliance, <" entlc Annie, liessie. Anchor, Century 1'"    ction nnd Klnghui' Pi action Jiin-  eral Ci    ins "-liiiatc in the Slocan Mining  divisio.     of   \\'e-t   Kootenay     district.  Whore 'located:   About three-quarters of  a. milt, north of Hear Lake.''  Takenoticeiliatl.VV.S.Di-ewr.v. KreeM^iner'.s  Certificate No. It 1330S, In tend, sixty days lrom  the date hereof,, lo apply to the Mining  Hecordor for Certificates of Improvements,  lor the purposeof obtaining a Crown Grunt  ol' each of the above claims.1  ������������������ '      ,    ,  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must lie eominenced belore the  issuance ol such Ccrtlilciitc of Improvements.  Dated this I lib day or January, l!W0.  ���������W..S. T>lt.KW.UY.     ' ���������  eaef  S.VNDON.  KASLO.  AINSWORTH.  H'GOOD 1SIK Gill.  A first-class salesman wanted to represent u< in Sandon, B. C, and vicinity for  for the sale of hardy fruit trees, ornamental trees and shrubs. ,    ���������  Over 600 acres under cultivation. We  grow varieties of stock especially adapted  to B. C; all stock accompanied by gov-.  ernment certificate of inspection, and  guaranteed free from blemish of any kind  Write for terms to the PELHAM .  NURSERY CO., Toronto, Ont.  N. B.���������We have, other territories not  covered.   Applications solicited.  .NOT1CI0.  Notice Is   hereby given   that the Kaslo it  Lardo-Diiiicnn liailway Company will apply  lo  the   Parliament  of Camilla   at.   Its  next,  session for aii act. to extend tlie times limited  for Ihe coustructlNu and completion  of  Its  works, an-' to authorize the Company to convey or .dispose oi its railway and works.  W.I1KALLER & MAUT1X,  Solicitors lor Applicants.  Kimlo.'U. C��������� 1st of December, 1R0U.  IS DONE EVERYDAY  AT REASONABLE PRICES  SITUATIONS WANTED  By 'mother and daughter. -Well acquainted with hotel and general household work.  Would undertake any'such work together or  separately. 'Wages moderate. Good references.   Address ror particulars  XI. G., McGuigan P. O.  ALT*! LODQE, NO. 29.  A. P. AMD A. M.  Regular Communication of the lodge.  Meets 1st Thursday  in each month nt  8   p.   m.    Visiting  I brethren   cordially  ' Invited.  THOS. BROWN,  Sec'y.  ���������^gsSlS***^^*3'^"-  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200-212 First Ave. North, RHinneapolis, Iihh.  ���������3P*Write for Our Oprcular and See tho Prices We Pay."'������J  ���������Ml  ivJI  <s  m  i  .)>���������  i\  it  p.  a  .������  ftf  IM  3/1  ?m  -i  ��������� * i  ���������it  ���������    r ������LT���������        ������ -1  (!>������������������ i , \ v-������   !  ,������.   ������i>.1 i|.

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