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 ������������������',? -,v  '.  f-r^   /  >'>->���������     :  VOL 2.      NO. 43.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1899.  FIVE CENTS.  IE  Report to Stockholders on the Operations-Dividends of $550,000.  Conditions That   Are Likely  to Reduce  Smelting- and   Other Charges.  Tlie following is  the report of   the  'ayne  Mining  Company,   of   British  BJo'umbia:���������  Sandon, B.C., July 1st, I89S.  Jl'o the stockholders of the Payne Mining Co., of B.C., Ltd.:���������  Gextivemex,���������We have the pleasure  Bf submitting   to   you the   following  I'riel report of operations of the Payne  Mining Co., from   the commencement  to April'30th, 1S08,  and  including returns received on   nil ore shipped  to  Unit date..  It is in no sense a rsport of  j.ho  operations of the Payne Mining  ���������Jo. alone,  but covers al30 the  period  lrom Oolober, 1S96,  lo April 1st, 1897,  [luring which time the nunc was operated bv   Ues*rs. A. W. M-Cuno,  Scott  pleDon.ild and   \V. L. I logo, the  own-  Rr.5, who, however, tiinied over  to this  |iompiiny nil the profit- realized during  hat period ultor ik'dticting the cost of  ���������}n������r.iting,' and the  amount  paid   for  |.lio property, siiid prolits .amounting to  pi85,000.   Tho shut down of the  mine  April, caused  by the fire,  enabled  \a to clean up, nnd furnished us  with  Che opportunity to make a  complete  walement,   and w.-   have made   it  to  Lover the  en tin; - output of the  mine  lrom   tho beginning, thinking such ,i  lltatemont would be   more satisfactory  Jo   the   present   stockholders   of   the  'Ompnny than u statement fro in April,  I'll!!?, when  the company   took possession of the property.  I. Tliere  were  mined   and  shipped to  [iiCiters during- that [-pr;..'.I 37 -(iti cot'.*  wnici.   yielded   1,831 600  y.  dry ore,  liii'iiies   of   line  silver   and  27,7S(i,000  tjrmtids of lead and netted the company  i<)73 932.45.  - t - ,*        . ,  1'hi" [ii-olit and lots  J'jreiitt liiilanoc  icc.'iiint. shows .1  - of Si.'>27,08i) '12. of which  Fiimount i?driii,0!)0.0p in dividends have  looun jniul, leaving' a biilnuce on hand  til S77,()S9 43 in ensh and book ac-  lotinti.  'he company has thus paid  in divi-  |>!cntU more th.'.u 60 per cunt, of its receipts, over nnd  above the  purchase  [price of the  mines, ali the  inipruvo-  fmeins anil (he cost of operation.  J' is n mint remarkable showing and  fipeaks volumes for the great value.of  {thii property. '������������������....',  A" lire broke out in April, 189S, at  the mine near the mouth of tunnel No.  i3, which consumed the ore house,  Iblacksmith shop, rock breaker, and the  flipper end of the tramway. The head  ���������'of the tramway has been rebuilt, lower  [down the hill, at tunnel No. 5, thus  rkvoiding the steepest part of the grade  Land shorteningthe line, and the rock-  [Vreaker has been set up at the snip-  I ping point on tho K. & ti. Ity., and will  I be run by water power.  As a result of these changes the cost  Lpor ton of extracting ore and the total  'cost of operation should be less in the  ^future than in the past.        '���������...���������  The mines  were owned and  worked  by  the   Payne   Mine,   from  October,  1896, to April,1897, nnd  by the Payne  [Mining Co , from April, 1897, to April,  1898.  ,.'.'.���������'       '������������������..-'.-  The ,'viancial   statements herewith,  (show the   combined receipts and expenses of both corn nanics.  Yours very truly,  (Signed)      .    W. L. llpciis,  President.  F. E.Sarhent, . , ���������  Secretary. -  Details   of   expenditures  Ti line   and   Payne Mining  A'pril 30th, 1S9S :���������  "Tramway   Wagon road ....  '.Buildings   ' Labor.   ^ Supply and equipment........  Explosives...;   Assaying   'Candles   Stable ...........  Interest and exchange...   Customs   Ben Hill   J. E. Way /   Peter Nelson.'   Ore sacking.........1..   ��������� Ore hauling:..-.:....;:..;..;......;  General expense   Salaries........   Investments......   ': ��������� Pay no  Company,  $ 40,891.34  .     9,457.29  6,394 80  132,715.26  15,627.54  3,772.89  2,864.80  2,403.00  1,000.22  4S8 75  11.00  52.50  211.31  50.00  15,790.33  19,530.62  28,616.49  5.0S4.00  75,321.40  Total.  .....*360,289.54  BALANCE SHEET.  Payne Mine and Payne Mining Company, April 30th, 1S9S :���������  ].iahii.itii:s.  Capital    stock,    1,000.000  shares at' <>2.50 $2,500,000.00  Profit  and  loss  account ������027,089.42  Less dividends  paid  550,000.00   77,089,42  $2,577,089.42  assi:ts.  Mineral claims $1,499,982.50  Subscriptions  17.50  Cash and book accounts....      77.0S9.42  PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT..  Payne Mine and   Payne Mining Company.  April 30th, 1S9S.  nit.  Investments S 75,321.40  Improvements     50.743.43  Labor  132,915.26  Ore sacking    15.790 33  Ore hauling     19,530.62  Mine supply    2G,4SS.0J  Gmeral expenses     28,616 49  Salaries      5,084.00  1  Was a Succes.���������A Large Crowd. -  Ice.Was in Good Condition.  Balance sheet, profit..  CK  Ore sale.*-   Boarding bou.se...  Charity   Hospital   $300,289.54  .. 027,089 42  S9S7.37S.90  ,.������075,932.45  ..    11.343 CO  82.00  20.S5  $9S7'.378.90  April  Dividends paid up to  30th, 1S9S $550,000.00  Dividends since April 30th, 169S :  April, 189S S 50,000  May, 1S98 ��������� 25,000  June. 1S0S    25/X.0  July, 1S9S    25.000  August. 1S9S    25,000  September, 1S98     50,000  October, 189S    50,000  November. IS9S  100,000  December, 1898 ,  January, 1S99....  February, 1899...  50.000  25,000  25,000  -i5n.n1.1O.O11  ToUl -...$1,000,000.00  Up to April 30, 1S9S, the company  pnii! ������230,786 duty on lend content* ol  ore, (ill of which was shipped to the  smelters in the United Slalcs. The  freight and smelter charges for the  same period, amounted to $362,086. -As  soon ns the Canadian Pacific Railway  Co. erects smelters for tho Ireatnient  of siifcr-loiid ores and the new silver-  lend smeller of the Hall Mines Company is completed, it will bo seen that  11 great, saving can be eiiVetod in duty  and freight.  . The e irnings of the mine at present  arc said 10 be about $70,00.0 net, per  month.   .   .���������.."    , "��������� '  This company is capitalized for 62,-'  500,000 ill 1,000,000 shares, pur value  one dollar each. ���������.''���������������������������''..  The stock has been listed; in the  Montreal and Toronto" Stock;������������������������������������'��������� Exchanges; and sold jycs'fccrday at .S3.30.  Upon the bans of the dividends, paid  for the eight .months, ending Dec. 31,  1898, this stock is paying about 18 per  cent, on present price.  The Minesi  The Payne.and the Last Chance are  shipping without show or bluster. The  Noble Five is blocking out its late find  and will ship heavily when it commences in the early spring. Tho Star  is developing; awaiting the supply of  water to operate its concentrator. The  Ruth is developing and sloping steadily, and limy not ship much agnin until  its concentrator and tram nre constructed in the spring. ,'The Minnesota  Sil-er Co. have a large lot of ore on  the dump, nnd will only ship to make  working room until .its tram and concentrator are built in tho spring. The  Reco is developing and mining steadily, and later will resume its old-time  shipments. The lour shippers nt  Three Forks and the three at McGuigan are doing .their regular work.  The other younger mines around Sandon may not ship much until packing  commences again, as caw-hiding is  now dangerous on account of the prevalence of slides.  < UNABLE TO WORK.  Mr! Jos. Currier, Victoria Harbor,  Ont,, writes: "I had rheumatism in  my knees, feet and elbows so bad that  I was unable to work. Nothiug did  me any'good till'I got Milburn's Rheumatic Pills. : One box and a half completely cured me.''  J. R. Miller, the Montreal drummer  who got froze out of most of his lot  alongside the Reco hotel, has bought a  property in Greenwood at SS,500.  The carnival held here on Wednesday,  Thursday and Friday was a "roarin'"  success, there being a good attendance  andt the ice for- curling, liockey and  skating in excellent condition. ' Mr. J.  A. McVichio deserves credit for.the his  successful engineering of the- details of  carnival, and the various committees for  the diif'erent events. The Sandon brass  band played at the hockey matches and  carnival in their usual first-class style.  As we go to press Friday evening ive aro  unable to report tht? mns^uorad, which  was not the least in the interest of tho  young jieoplo.  Curling   Events,  Although this is tho third year that  tliis favorite amusement has, been carried on in Sandon there hits, not bi-en  ns much enthusiasm displayed- or interest taken in tho games as heretofore.  In tho .two previous years tlie gome  w.is confined to Sandon .md Kaslo,  while this year we have had representative rinks from liosslnnd, Slocnn City  and Kaslo. The trophic-A have also exceeded those of past years. It is, however, to be regretted that Nelson and  Revelstoke were unrepresented on this  occasion.  Tho rinkh were ns, foliows :  A Protest.  Rout. F. Green, M.P.P.,  House of Representatives,  Victoria, B.C.  Deaji Sir,���������We indignantly protest  against any further increase in mineral tax, and would recommend that  existing law be amrnded so that taxes  will be" chargeable on net profit instead ol* net smelter proceeds. Annual  changes in our mining laws are destructive to our leading industry. Investors have no assurance of future  permanency, consequently enpital is  not being invested, thereby retarding  development and business stagnation  is the result. Wo earnestly pray for  relief from any further mining legisln-  tion.  .CiTiZF.x.s of Sandon,  (Signed.) H. H. PITTS,  Mayor.  KOSSIjAXO.  McQueen  Prot ty  CrimMon  Beamish,  skip.  KASLO.  McKinnon  McLennan  Buchanan  II.ill, skip.  Forin  Lawn  Atulei'tion  Smith, sUip.  SI.OCAS CITY.  O'Noil  Todd  "Remiiiilii id  McCiiHtuxi, skip.  SANDON.  Junior Hockey Match.  It is conceded all around that the  junior hockey contest between Rossland nnd Sandon was the fairest and  most scientific match overplayed on  this rink. Both sides did the best  battle possible���������nothing rough, but  everything fair. The teams lined up  in this way :  ROftsr.ANi).  J Donnhoo  E Ferrior  V Powell  .1 Ray  A Harris, C.  F Mengcns  R Ferrier  goal  point  coves point  centre  forward  MoLnehl.m Karr  "[ Crawford McDonald  Gi'imnicft Hood  A. Crawford, skip. Wilson, oKLp.  OiivMnnuah  T. Brown  Robertson  iVInin, bkip.  In the IJ arris competition a valuable  gold chain and locket, suitably engraved  and valued at $50, donated by ,J. M.  Harris was won by Cranston of Rossland  the trophy to remain the property of the  Sandon Curling Club lor three years.  In thn Mayor and Merchants event  Wilson's rink of Sandon secured the four  mackindw curling coats valued at ������25,  given by. Hunter Bros, ns first prize,  whilst Hall of Kaslo secured second  place, winning the four pairs'of silk lined  tnitanned kid gloves valued at $15, aon-  tributed by E. .R. Atherton. .,-.  In the Boscock trophy, and tlie one in  which the. keenest interest was manifested, shows bj' the diagram that tho-  cup still'remains the property of Sandon  curlers, which it has been for the past  three years. As the finals have not been  plnyed it is impossible at this juncture  to tell which of the three remaining Sandon rinks has won it. The winner in  addition to having the honor of securing  tho.cup-will receive 4 fedora hiitsvalued  at ������20 c'o.trib'uted by, Mayor Pitts. The  winners of second place to receive four  boxos of cigars given by S. A.   Mighton.  SANDON.  E Crawford  J Crawford  W Crawford  H Carney  R Hood  Wm Cliffe, C.  W Cliffe  W. Brandon umpired forS.mdon and  R. Turner for Rossland, and Dr. Young  refeieed the game.  RossJnnd did some good individual  playing but were in no way capable of  coping with tho collective playing of  the home team, each one ot whom appear, d to know at all times and under  uli circumstances how far he could de-  pei a on his neighbor and was rarely  disappointed Sandon made the first  score nod nt the end of an hour's excellent hockey the game btood 10 to 4  in Invor of the home team. '"\vz is  the more to their credit lrom the fact  thai, ywuth lor' youth, they arc  younger au'l 'jonsideinblv lighter.  Senior Hockey.  A very keenly contested game of  hockey between Kaslo and Sandon  seniors took place on Tiiuisdny. The  tenms lined up ns follows :  SANDON.  goal R Hood  [joint, A Grierson  cover point R Hammond  centre       J McVichie  .���������'���������."...       J Crawford  forward S Burchill  ;Wm Cliffe  W. Brandon, umpire for Sandon; G.  Kane  (Rossland), umpire for   Kaslo;  Al. Harris referee. -...  At half time'Kaslo had'5 to 2,L which  Sandon would not: allow to continue in  the secondhand they ran up three goals  making 5 to 5; Kaslo refused to'play  off the tie that night.  KAsr.o.  L Lovatt  BDill  C Beach er  S Hunter  C Frost  D Conly  0 Moore.  Skating Race.  A racing contest���������a free to all���������was  held Thursday afternoon, in which four  entered. Al. Harris, of Rossland, won  first place. He also gave a good exhibition of fancy skating.  BOSTOCK   TROPHY.  Beamish  10  Crawford  1-1  McCalltim  8  Wilson  17  Hall  11  Smith  10  Crawford  Wilson  Hall  .Main  14  1 )  plain  20 i: ,  MAYOR AND  MERCHANTS'  The Sovereign tunnel is now in 500  feet.  Silver stands steady at 59,' and lead  at 44.45.  The Noonday is likely to ship from  this out.  The Comstock will ship two cars a  week of concentrates.  The Emily Edith, on Slocan lake, is  to erect .1 200-ton concentrator.  The Silverton wagon rond is to ��������� be  extended to the Fisher Maiden.  F. J. Donaldson has sold part of his  interest in the Carbonates property foi*  5100, so it is reported.  R J. McPb.ec it< making an examination of tne Galena minps for a new  company, who are likely to purchase  if and ereot a concentrator.  The Wakefield is to construct an  aerial tram to connect with the wagon  rond, antl the Co. arc talking of a concentrator at tho junction.  The Reco people encountered a large  seam of very high guide galena the  other day m a winze between Nos. 6  nnd S I minds, and 4 inches of clean,  solid ore in one of the raises. '  Selkirk people are working away at  their prosp-ct, and expect shortly to  meet their reward. They sank a shaft  some 00 feet in ore all tho way down,  the bottom n*ya\ jug double that nt the  top, which is rioh enough for shipping. They are now in 450 feet with  a tunnel and expect to tap the lend in  another hundred feet or so. They will  then rais>e to strike tho shaft aboie.  The Get-Therc-Eli claim, on Twelve  mile, is turning out U) bo a big tiling  and will, from present indications, be  on the shipning list of the Lake mines.  This property is owned by ~\\'m. Harrington, this city, who lately leased it  ton Mr. Noon.m and his partner. They  nt once wiit to work, and have opened  up n ho< .- of on; that gives promise of  being a bonanza. The whole face of  the drift ������t tho present is in ore that  averages S>90 in silver and $15 in gold  per ton, and which, will net handsome  returns to both the owner of the ck:im  iiml the h-ss'-i. As the restiitof iouc  shifts, 95 sotted sucks ol this ore wns.  put in. re.itly for shipment by two  men. "Tii'-'iiru is similar in character  to that ot 1 ho Kvoning ritiu- mine on  Dayton creek, which is i.tfr.icting considerable attention in the Eastern  pres������, where the majority ol the s^tock  is h--! ���������  Sandon Ore Shipments,  The following is a list of ore shipments over the , K. & S. from Sandon  for the week ending Feb. 24:  :   MINE.   .'..���������'��������� c  Payne..............".......:......  Last Chance.........   Reco   Total.  TONS.   200  ......140  ......20   360  Whitewater Ore Shipments.  The following is a statement of ore-  shipped from this.stntion'for the. week  ending Feb. 23 :  Mine.  Whitewater.  Jackson.......  Total.....  Tons.  ....12S  ....45  ...173  Beamish.  Main  Wilson  Smith  Crawford  McCalluui  Beamish  4 \ Wlson  Crawford  10  14  15 J  !��������� Wilson   12.  10  S  Wilson  Hall  Hall  Crawford  Hall  Wilson    '���������  Anderson  Cranston  Main  McCallum  Tg I Crawford .  Anderson  15  HARRIS  S  5J  COMPETITION.  11  12 I  16?  14 5  1  10  Cranston     11  Crawford       6  Cranston     10  Cranst on  A. W. McCune, one of the Payne  people, and who is anxious to become  a senator for Utah, is in the toils for  attempting to buy over local members  to support him.  TO CURE COLD ITS OWE DAY.    '  Take LaxativeBromo Quinine Tablets.  All druggists refund the money if,it  fails to cure.   25 cents.  Three Forks Ore Shipments.  The ore shipments from Three Forks  for tho week ending Feb. 21 were :  Mine. Tons.  Queen Bess.... ".... 75  Total....; 75  Slocan Lake Ore Shipments,  :'��������� The.shipments   of ore  from Slocan  lake points from January  1st, '99, up to  Feb. IS were:  Minks.  Tons.  From Bosun Landing���������  Bosun    ..140  From New Denver���������  Marion.....................    20  From Silverton���������  .Emily Edith     40  Fidelity .;;..;        3  Vancouver...-    260  Wakefield    500  Total for Silverton.   803  Grand total...    963  ���������let-.-*:������% The July, sun was dimmed by the  thick smoke from the burning fallows  to the west, and tha ain had become  decidedly cooler. Mr. Booth was sitting  in an easy-chair on tho verandah  watching the pedestrainst as they passed along the street. He was pleased,  that tho temperature had become lower, as presently, ho would accompany  his sister and her daughter to dinner  at the house of ono of their  friends on ihe west hill. The thought  of this afforded very little pleasure to  him aa ho was quite satisfied with tho  ease and quietness where ho was,, and  tho boys would soon bo coming wit li the  ' daily papers. But he bad accepted the  Invitation so it was his duty to go, and  duties hadto bo attended to.   .  Mr. Booth' was a wealthy gentleman  and the .possessor of an extensive pedigree. He had in himself the qualities  necessary^to' sustain a pedigree -with  dignity and honor. , His appearance  was grand. He was tall, dark-complexioned and strikingly handsome in  every feature. He always dressed  with taste and elegance- and his manner was faultless. Ho was .a member  of a prominent legal firm in the city  and although quite a young man, had  Q.C., affixed to his name. He was a man-  honoredTinember of society and his  friends were proud of the fact that on  two occasions his party had, offered  him , the nomination for member of  parliament; but ho felt sol diffident) of  his ability to fulfil the duties, of tho  office that he declined td accept the  honor.  His. sister Mrs. Russell, whom he  was visiting in Owen Sound, was also  one of whoso, virtues much could be said  She had been a .widow for a number of  years and her family of ono daughter  and two sons were now. almost* grown  up.  when you mention that. And this  place is so quiet and. different from  what he  Is accustomed to."  "That's just what he wants ��������� a  change," put in Jack.���������"I found it very  pleasant to come back here after being  in Toronto I assure you."  In the evening of tho afternoon previously alluded to, Mr. Booth was . lo  accompany tho ladies to dinner at the  house of Mr. and Mrs. Mordie, on the  west hill. Ho was ready a little before  six o'clock, and finding that' he; would  have to wait a while, took Addio's library-book,���������Thaddeus of Warsaw, in  which h������ had already become interested���������and went out to the verandah to  read. Presently Addio came down  stairs, and seeing what ho was reading  exclaimed,���������  "Why, unrlvl You interested in that  book! .Jack says it is just a pastime  for sentimental idle women."  "It is a'good love story," ho replied  "and that is always, interesting ���������' to  me, at least. But this is more. Some  of the scenes are most pathetic. The  misfortunes of the poor Lady Tyne-  mouth are very touching, also those of  tha hero, SoberskL Tho characters are  all well drawn; some of tha ladies are  so charming that it ia well for ono to  have met , them even in a book.- You  may tell master Jack, that it is necessary to have an ideal, and one's ideal  is so seldom met with in life that; it  would be forgotten altogether were it  not for the heroes and heroines of  stories  like  this."    ,   . ".,.-:,���������,  "That is> my idea of a goo"d story,"  she said. "Why, I have read of great  men���������scientists and philosophers, and  politicians too, .whose time one might  expeot would be all taken'up with their  great plans -and; schemes���������who will, relax at- times.and read a love story. I  suppose it rests' and refreshes their  mind and keeps them in touch. with  human  feelings and-V'sympathies."  "Of- course it does. . Ju3t: consider-  Scott or any of tho great story writers. Do, you think they; spent, their  time working for. no purpose? They  were endowed witli genius which  was given ��������� to them for the. benefit  of their fellow-creatures, and there  cannot be any bettor way of imparting it."  "I am glad you tako that view of it  -men don't, usually. But here is  mother coming now and we'll need our  time. I am sorry to take you to  scenes so different  , ���������     from      (hose you  ,,.       ,.,. . ,  . ,   ,,      ;lilve been reading of, for Mrs. Mordie's  Miss Addie,  who was second an!   the   house is so quiet   that I'm afraid vou  will weary."  _"Why did you not tell me so at  fust? JBut are your friends so very  uninteresting?"  "Oh, not to  us,     though I fear   you  will  think so." ���������;    -  "Now I never dislike, qitiet people,  land very of ten I find them' the most  | agreeable and  pleasant."  Here Mrs. Russel joined  them and in  a few. minutes   they were on the street,  (Walking  leisurely' and   admiring    the  motv, sh>  Raw of tho citv nnd iti soci- ! ?fet!t?   as <-hey'   - Passed ������������������ along.     Mr.  more she saw  or the city ana its soci  ; BooLll   was delighted    witn     ^   coq1  ety   the more .ambitious   was    she'   to   -'--j   -    ���������  family, had just passed out of her  teens. She had inherited much of her  mother's beauty and charm'and many  of tho amiable qualities of her. father.  Sho was a skilful .pianist, and her  uncle maintained that she could not  easily be excelled with paint' and  brush. Through tho kindness of an  aunt, in Toronto she had been introduced   to the    bost    society,    and    tho  live there and be one of them. This,  however, her mother's oircumstances  would    not    permit;    but a   beautiful  shaded streets, and expressed his regret when, he found himself! at Mor-  diesdoor so soon.  "Mr. and Mrs. Mordie received   them  most   Cordially?  and introduced    their  young lady, full of ambition and hope , guest, Miss Egorton of Kingston. Mr  is not  a creature   that    will passively   ^00,h was struck with   the name,, but  submit' to adverse circumstances. Addie j,���������,,?:"?+   .h^r   ,aPPearance    and manner  .        .    .        . , ,      cm , -[.indicated her better ability   to play the  remembered her rich uncle; She con- . part of Miss Beaufort. His eyes fol-  aidered how- he was situated, being un- ', lowed her' , unrestrainedly, and he  married.and having' no particular obli- j showed ��������� the. greatest interest in her  gatlon   to    discharge - it   was    only I ?hffywiThr^-'and acti������?1n:'',   Addie not?d  - '       ��������� ' U11S   WILU   UlSmilV.        Sin*   boon mo   nnrr^Tr  reasonable to expect that he would ; for she knew full 4ll what" Miss  help them a little���������and a little from ; Kgerton's name suggested to him- and'  him would be so much  to   them.     She ] fhe kn,erw also   that either Miss Eger-  ! ton or Miss Beaufort in "Thaddeus of  i Warsaw 'was his ideal. This lady's  jmanner^was gentle and quiet,, and'her  hud a plan.   Sho persuaded her mother to invite Mr. Booth     to   spend his  holidays    -with     them and    while    he  would be there she   thought she could  easily induce him to see the advantage  it would bo for   them! toireside in the  city,   aud   also the additional    comfort  it.   would ,bo for   himself     to  have   a  house of his own with his fond sister  as mistress.   She  did not   let    anyone  know   her    scheme for    she    knew it  would not    meet    with her     mother's  sympathy,   but so soon  as   her   uncle  would approve   of it   he   would make  proposals  to his sister  that would certainly be    worthy    her    consideration.  Addie    felt    assured. of  success when  her uncle's   letter announced   that   ho  hud decided   to    come   and/   spend his  holidays���������two weeks and 'perhaps three  ���������with     them.   Mrs.     Russet    smiled  radiantly, and Fred,   the youngen boy,  leap-frogged over Jack's head and went  *   away with such a bound as made!   the  House rattle   like some machinery suddenly sett in" motion Jacki remarked in  his own quiet:way that   ho would have  some help with his classic authors, and  a little German  conversation occasionally.        But  Addie  insisted     that  her  uncle    was   not   to    be,    bored    about  classic    author  or    anything  else���������he  must,  have  complete    rest    for   a day  or   two and; then' he should  be entertained      as     ja guest    ought to be entertained.  "Of course," sho explained," he'll  find it very dull in this little place,  and we'll just have to try and mako  things as pleasant as possiblo for him,  You boys might take him up to ,1 ho  rocks and tolngils', or any place you  think worth while."     .  "Why, Addie, wo have splendid  scenery here!" exclaimed Jack, and  nature is her just as well as in tho  Thousand Islands or any place, uncle  'Arthur,has been. Besides (here are  so many nice people wo can introduce  to him."  "Well, well," replied Addie "if it can  'only be made interesting for him I  shall be satisfied."  "I think there will bono difficulty," he said.  "You/ have a queer notion of your  uncle, Addie," said Mrs. Russel. "You  seem .to think he is a kind of wax figure that will sit up; for us to prattle  (before him. I fancy you will find him  quite the opposite. He is an athlete  and Fred .will be with him; in that,  and I'm sure he will be quite happy to  help Jack a little with' his classics  and German."  "Perhaps    so"    said Addie,    "but   I  eannot help    feeling    a little    worried  appearance was  very much   the    same  at that of the Miss .Beaufort in Addie's  imagination.   Surely  her  uncle  would  not become interested in her and! ��������������������������� fall  ���������in   lovo with her and, finally, perhaps  marry her,   Oh,/   surely notl    Fortune  would not   bo so cruel   to   them! But  Mr.     Booth      was  not,      possibly,  he  would  think of marrying if he found a  lady   suited   to his    fancy,^-and     this  ones very name would excite his admiration.   It was all Addie's own f fault  ���������    ,'   ,  ,^e h:ui   only;kept    that book  out of  his way     this might  not have  been so.   She was completely    discoursed and almost sick    when   she    was  aroused by. Mr. Mordie asking, her    to  come over   to     the piano    and    favor  them with a few of her selections.   In  a moment she  was at   the music-rack  looking^ for-a-piece   that sho knew, she  could play -perfectly.   Her   uncle , did  not forget her; he was ready (o fix the  scat for her and stood by   to   turn the  music.  "I feel so unwell,"  she said, " lam   almost afraid   fo   trust myself to   play."  "Are you, not   well?"  he asked  anxiously.  "Iu  is    th������  heat   (hat  head ache so," she  feel a   little  nervous."  She 171 light,  lii.s eye ���������M sn,,  Kp0jce ana  ?������ .. ii i S0 klnd an<1 sympathetic  that nil her anger and nervousness  vanished. Then sho applied herself lo  do her best, or, if possible, lo excel  herself, so that Miss Egorton would  not dare lo com������ after her.  bhe did piny well and everyone expressed surprise and delight.  Miss Egorton cumo forward, and taking a sheet from the rack, asked Addie  as a favor to play it. Addie was a little, reluctant, for it was Scotch music  that she had not seen before, but Miss  Egorton pressed her, and she relented  The melody was so full and lively and  sho played it with such expression  that her audience were enchanted.  "I congratulate you on your taste,  Miss Egerton," said Mr. Booth. "That  is tho finest, piece I have heard Addie  play, and she. has been very indulgent  with me."  "Thank you, Mr. Booth, but it is not  my ^ste, my father Ixmght it for me'  at Christmas, and I have been practicing it over since, ..but I shall never he  able to play it as Miss Russel did just  now."  has  riiado  my  answered,  "and    I  ' Addie Is a genius, we all know, bul  she is not the only one, I should like  to  be privileged  to compliment you."  "I am sorry to disappoint you, sir;  but now, I think that while I am in  Owen Sound. I shall say that I do not  play."  "Sho sings well, though," said Mrs.  Mordie, "and we must hear her tonight. Just ono of thoso old Scotch  ballads, Emma dear, and I shall be satisfied."  Sho seated herself before the piano,  and, after striking a few chords from  memory, she raised her voice, so rich  and sweet, and caught the strains of  "Jock o' Hazeldeen."  Both gentlemen gavo expression   of  their delight by the look of their faces,  Mrs. Mordie beamed with pride and affection, and Mrs. Russel seemed to be  thrilled.   But Addio !  It was well tint  nobody  noticed hor,  for  sho was  like  a wilted flower,���������liko a rose that loses  its  beauty, yet    retains  its petals   to  cast   them  away  in    a  decayed   lump.  Sho was while and motionless���������crushed   by    inexprcssiblo    disappointment  I hit only gave rise to scorn and hatrod  equally  inexpressible.     She saw what  a magnetism Miss Egerton hid about  her,'even' to attract hfir.:.own mother,  and heard how sincere were the compliments she  received.    How  they  all  pressed her to sing again, and how eagerly they listened   as she   sung "The  Lasso'     Gowrie."   Addie    had    never  made such an effect���������had   never  seen  it, even at  the concerts sho attended  in Toronto.   Sho was powerless.     Nobody noticed her, whilo every one wis  engrossed with a pretty: stranger who  might be one of the most insignificant  of ^creatures.   However, sha could; not  think  that Miss   Egerton, personally,  was unworthy of all the praise and attention sho received; but to hear her  get sb.much from her uncle was more  than she could bear.    Addie was falling into the way that jealousyhas prepared for such as she.   The overthrow  of her rival was now her only, thought.  While the others were engaged in lively chat she sat; silent and sullen. Her  mother whispered,   something   to ,her  and Mr; Mordie remarked that she waa"  not  saying, anything.!   ���������:"���������:���������'-'  "You must excuse me, Mr. Mordie,"  she said, "My head is aching and I feel  dormant, but I am enjoying your chat  and I hope you will not mind me." '  "I think we should not stay, longer  when Addie, is so miserable," said Mrs.  Russel. "lam sorry to spoil the evening, but I think we have made the best  of it, for It is past ten o'clock now."  "Nonsense.," said Mr. Mordie, but on  looking at:his watch, he said no more.  "Yes," pleaded Mrs. Russel, "but we  shall,meet again soon���������"  "To-morrow," said Mr. Booth, "I propose to take the ladies down the bay  if they are not too, doubtful of me as  an  oarsman." ..-;'.  "That will just suit Emma," said  Mrs. Mordie, "she thought we should  have, gone out to-day when it was so  warm." . .- ' ���������������������������  ' "It  will  be delightful    to-morrow,"  said Miss Egerton, "I know we are going to have another very warm day."  "And it will suit you Addie?" asked  her uncle.  "Olvyos," she answered, "if my heaS  is   better���������but I shall go anyway."  Arrangements being mado and the  adeux over, they went out into the soft  darkness. Addie was glad 16 ��������� bo out)  of the light so that she need not guard  her countenance longer. Mr, Booth  took hor arm, also her mother's, and  thoy walked slowly and in silence for  a little time. As they approached tho  electric light, Mrs. Russel remarked:  "How charming Miss Egerton is,' and  such a voice 1 Isn't it delightful?"' .  "Sho is the most engaging lady I  ever met," said Addie, "Yet she seems  a little sad, and I suppose sho feels  that way sometimes."  "Why should sho be  sad  that is so  charming?" asked Mr. Booth.  "Well, on account of her brothers.  You remember a robbery at Montreal  about a year ago, in which two young  men of that name figured so prominently: They ruined their father, too,  and he had to go into business again  just to make a living. I was in Toronto at the time of tho trial and I met  a gentleman .. at Auntie Mary's who  knew the family well.' H������ said that  those two., boys could not be  dealt with too severely, just on account,  of their sister. She was going to be  ma rned to a clergyman about the time  it: happened, but she gave up her mar-i  riage and everything, to stay with her  father and try to comfort him, while  he lived. This gentleman, Mr. Howard  spoke very highly of Mr. Egerton and  his daughter,'and was very indignant  to. think that they were reduced and  disgracel  in such a   way."   '-,  "But they may hot have been, the  same family, Addie," reasoned Mrs:  Russel.  "Oh, yes," she replied, "the lady's  name was the same.��������� Emina Kgerton���������  audit is not common at all."  Very little .more was said, and on  reaching home, AilJie immediately retired. She had suffered a grievous disappointment and had told a monstrous  lie, both of which circumstances had  a weight of depression, and she needed the seclusion ani quietness ol hor  own room. Mr. Booth took a cigar  tind went out on the verandah, whilo  Mis. Russel seated herself closo to him  to have along talk about reminisennces  of their childhood and youth.  Addio did not come down to breakfast, in I he morning as she did not feel  very well, nnd wanted to be well rested for the afternoon. She appeared at  lunch, bright and cheerful, and eager  for a good time.' Jack was dispatched  to bring Miss Egerton down to Russel's, where they were to meet, thence  to proceed fo the boat-house with their  basket. All went well, for Mr. Booth  devoted his atu-ntu-n to his niece, while  iTack in his awkward way waited on  Miss Egorton.  Thsy kept to the east side of the bay,  touching at Squaw Point and several  pretty places where they could secure  easy landing. Finally they landed at  a nicely .shaded place a little to the  north of Leith. li'inding n piece of sod  in u cool secluded place, the ladies soon  busied themselves sine.-!ding out their  provisions for a much-needod lunch.  When everything was ready the gen-  lemen joined them, and they all partook of th>. good things in such a way  as lo assure them that the sail had improved l.hoir appetites. They were  all    hearty    and  pleasant    until    Mr.  Booth   began to    talk exclusively    to  Mi-s Egorton.   Then Addia felt    that  sickly feeling return, so she arose and  gathering up the fragments and dishes, replaced th?m in the basket which  Jaok carried out to tne shore and put  into tho boat.   She followed him   and  for a while they walked up and down  l ho shore picking up curious stones and  getting the benefit of a cool breeze off  tho wator.     Jack suggested    u    tour  through tho cedars and up to the village, which pleased Addie, so they returned  to  look for  their companions.  They found them just where they left  ih^m, and so engrossed with their talk  th.it   they did not notice their return  until  Jiick spoke.   They  went  helter-  skelter among the cedar  bushes, hero  and there' finding some    curiosity  to  linger over, nnd picking up something  to be a souvenir of th.3 day.   It required  very little  time  for  them    to    go  through tho principal streets    of   the  village, and that done they wont over  to the church and-rested, a while, on  the'doorstep.   They went through-.. the  churchyard nnd  read  tho --inscriptions  on every stone.   Addio and Jack found  tho graves of some of-"their acquaintance and wero able to give a little interesting    reminiscence    such    as    an  occasional name, would suggest.     They  lingered there, no one  speaking    and  each filled with  awe as    they looked'  over tho silent congregation  in    that  quiet country churchyard.     Suddenly  a loud clap of thunder was heard over-  hea d.   Thoy had not noticed the clouds  gathering as they wandered among the  graves, but now they saw that a storm  would be on them in a few moments.  They hurried back to" the village   and  reached  the store just in time to escape   a viol ont   thunder  storm.   Addie  was very nervous, and her uncle held  hier' hand; while, the^ storm-'continued.  Miss Egerton: wats unmoved and stood  besidlo, Jack. at the door watching the  flashes: of;,Jightning.:;When  the rain  wasover, she wheeled.around, and: addressing ;-.Tack  asked 'him if  he know  liow< lightning affectec^i-ople at  sea.  He, knew (nothing  abiit*v it,'���������'���������'���������-.'but his  uncle  had made several  voyages  and  perhaps   ho  had   been   in   a storm.  ,'���������������������������' 'It affects one very much the same  as on land," saidtMr. Booth. "If a person   is   likely   to" become   alarmed    at  such a time, he will think himself.badly  off at sea','-  but  the danger' is  no  greater:    Have   vou     any   friends    at  sea?"::\  , ," My father Is on his way to the  Bermudas, and I hopo he will not  meet with any unpleasantness by the  way.";   ' ' - -     ,.: '.'.', ���������"��������� -;>'  ���������������������������''.   To Be Continued.  WHAT IS aOINd ON IN THE FOUR  CORNERS OP THE GLOBE.  Old and New World Events of Interest Ctiroo.  Icled Briefly���������Interesting Happening* ot  Recent Date.  the  the  THE  ROYAL, RED  CROSS.  Of the three ladies upon whom  Queen has been pleased to confer  decoration of the Royal Red Cross for  services   to  the  sick  and  wounded in  the,'   recent 'Soudan    campaign;      aro  Miss    Geddes    and Miss Grist.      Miss  Elizabeth Geddes is, as her hamo    betokens, a Scotchwoman, being! a .daughter of Mr. John Geddes, parish school-  Master  of Kilmany,  Fifeshire.      Miss  Geddes,was trained-in nttrsing\at the  Dundee Royal    Infirmary, where   sho  obtained experience both in the medical and surgical wards, and also in tho  children's    ward.        After four years'  residence there, she joined the staff of  a medical   home in   Xondon.     -Four  years ago she became a member of the  Nurs?s' Co-operation.     She was among  those nurses selected by the Society for  Aid to tha Sick and- Wounded in War  to proceed to Egypt.     She made three  journey's from Cairo  to  Assouan     to  bring  down  the, sick and wounded in  I hii   Mayflower,  a pleasure-boat   fitted  up  as a   hospital.      Latterly  she has  been  employed as night sister  of  tho  Citadel Hospital  at Cairo.  Miss Amy F. Grist entered the. Army  Nursing Service in 18RG, immediately  after her course of training in the  Western Infirmary, Glasgow. Sho  served in different stations in England and Ireland, until she received her  first orders for foreign service in  Egypt. She 'worked in the Citadel  Hospital, Cairo, through some severe  epidemics of enteric fever in 1894 and  1895, the Dohgola expedition and cholera epidemic in 1896, and she is now  nursing the sick and wounded from At-  biira  and Qmdurman.  In an interostingletter; written from  tho Sisters' Quarters, Tho Citadel,  -Cairo, Miss Grist, .says:-���������.������������������-���������'---���������������������������:----��������������������������� ;---:������������������--  "Th?. work on foreign service is'always much harder than at home, and  since January it has been exceptionally  so in consequence of weekly convoys  of sick from all-stations on the line of  communication to the Soudun. Tho  dent lis���������numbering seven arid eight a  day���������from dysentery and enteric in its  most virulent form, have mado tho  duly very sad and depressing! anil given us a mournful termination to this  glorious campaign."  A MODEL CORRESPONDENT.,  . One woman who has a long list of  friends with whom she 'lorrosponds  has a record of never being far in arrears with hor letters. She has mado it a  rule to write one friendly letter each  day. It may not bo a long .epistle,  but it is always ah interesting one, for  it gives in a nowsy, bright manner the  little, incidents of the writer's daily  life, and is not penned with tho idea.of  simply filling a certain number of  sheets. Business letters must be written, and take much time; this one epistle a day is only a heart-to-heart chat  with,a friend, consuming only just as  much time as the writet can spare���������  sometimes, ten minutes, on other days  By this rule of writing a  Most Gorman papers are owned and  edited by Jews.   ���������  Bicycles are being used for smuggling on the frontier between Franco  and Belgium.  Spain lias resolved to give permission  for tho cultivation of tobacco in th*  Spanish provinces.  Paris sent ������750,000 worth of toys to  England lust year.  The guarantee fund for Glasgow International Exhibition of 1(101 now  amounts to X 121,^10.  The largest wrought iron pillar is  at Diilhi, in India. It is sixty feet high  and weighs 17 'tons.  0[ about thirty recognized coaling  stations in tho Pacific, Great Britain  owns at least twelve.  Five hundred million pounds of Britain's national debt has been paid off  during the past 20 years.  Wm. Bartlett has the reputation of  being (ho first person to escape from  Portland Prison, England.  The. father of Major Marchand is an  old carpenter, still hale and hearty,  dwelling at  Thoissey,  in   the  Ain.  The annual sale of the Queen's fat  stock, which took place recently at  Windsor Great Park, realized ovor ������3.-  000. . _  Miss Mary Gellalty, tho English girl,  who secured about ������500 from Pipor  Findlater, for a breach of matrimonial  contract, his married an English carpet  weaver.  Tho London police have made a further recovery of jewellery stolon from  Ihe    Duchess    of   Sunderland.    Three-  .  fourths of tho stolen jewels have now  been  recovered.  Tho Clyde shipbuilding trade continues as brisk as ever. Tho contracts  on hand represent an aggregate of 190,-  000 tons, compared with 382,000 at the  same lime last year.  Miss Mary Kingsley, the daughter  of Charles Ivingsley, and the most  famous modern woman explorer, is  said to be contemplating another trip  through  Central   Africa.  The Imports of Australian wines into  England for the eleven months ending  November 80th, were 051,104 gallons,  an increase on the corresponding period  of 1897 of 38,101  gallons.  Sir Walter Besunt, who has just announced his .intention of accompanying Sir Charles Warren on an expedition to thrt Holy Land, has always lak-  en the deepest interest in all questions  relating to that country.  The Kaiser reports now that he was  greatly disappointed with Jerusalem,  which he found squalid and ill-kept;  in fact dirty, notwithstanding all the  money spent by the Sultan to put  things  in   proper  shape.  The Nizam of Hyderabad has given  another proof of tho active interest  he takes in medical science. His Government has sanctioned the immediate  construction of a complete aud thoroughly equipped Pasteur Institute at  his    capital.  Several military Good Templar lodges  went into the Soudan campaign and on  the. Monday following the capture of  Omdurman, anew lodge was instituetd  at Khartoum in the Royal Warwickshire regiment, called "The Pride of  tho Soudan."  In consequence of information having been received from Rome llrif tha  grave of Keats, in the outskirts of that  city, may be destroyed in ocder to construct anew road, lopresentationsara  to be made to the municipal authorities  to prevent any desecration.  Lord Aberdeen has returned to Scotland to find his mother, tho Dowager  Lady Aberdeen, whom he left five  years ago, on the verge of fourscore  alive and well. Her ladyship, during  Lord Aberdeen's absence, has lived  mostly with Lord and Lady Halfour  of Burleiuh.  There wore no prisoners to try at  Dundee Police Court on a recent date.  Such an event has only occurred thrico  in    the   last 25 years.     The   presiding  half an hour  single letter to some one of her corres  pondenfs each day this woman says  'jhe. is never obliged to giv..������ a whok������  day to "catching up" with her friends,  nnd she scarcely misses the few minutes  --.he.-spends every twenty-four bours in  "keeping  even.".  magistrate, the assessor and other  court officials, along-with'the representatives of the press, were presented  with white gloves..  An elderly couple, who have been inmates of the Birmingham Workhouse  for a year, obtained two days' leuva  of absence and were married. Tho  bridegroom is sixty-eight years ot age,  and the bride, who had been previously  married and is the mother of nineteen  children,  is seyenty-two.  The word Sirdar, which has been so  frequently seen since tho exploits of  Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, is, according to the Paris Figaro, a contraction of the Arabic words "sayor ed  dar." Sayer, mwans inspector or watcher ; dar means palace; sayer ed dar  would therefore mean "inspector of  the palace."  Capt. Welby, a young cavalry officer,  recently spent a furlough in trudging 200 miles through Tibet, from Lob /  lo Pekin. For fourteen weeks he and  his party did not meet a single human  being, and rarely saw any vegetation  higher than a wild onion. They crossed one pass which was 19,000 feet in  height, and fer a long time their food  consisted  only  of yak  fat-  i^r���������-; *'&Wv&9S1t*&&-  what they promise  they would find the  benefit of it.  THE LAUNDRY SHINE.  After the linen, shirt bosorn or collar,  has     been    carefully     starched, have  CHOICE RECIPES.  Brain Soiip.���������Wash and skin 2 sets of  calf 'brains, and plump in ice water one  hour. Now plunge them into 1 quart  of boiling water, with 2 spoonfuls of  lemon -juice    and  1 tablespoonful    of  In an-  ready at hand a basin of cold water, a ' salt.     Boil gently 30 minutes,  clean covered ironingboard; a piece of , other    stewpan    put 1 quart of sweet  clean, soft rag, and a well heated pol  ishing iron.  Tako one collar at a time, place flat  on the board, dip the clean rag in cold  water, and then lightly wipe the surface  of tho collar. On no account make it  too wet, or it will-blister, and: bo careful that no drops of water fall on it.  Hold the collar in position with tho |  left hand, and run the polishing iron  up and down it with tho right. At first  the linen will have a streaky appearance; but the smoothing must be continued until the surface is glossed all j  over.  milk, 1, generous tablespoonful of butter, 1 thin slice; of breakfast bacon,  salt and white pepper to taste. Heat  this, and when tho brains are done,  ohop them up and pour the milk into  the stewpan with the brains and the  water in: which ;they aro cooked; Let  all come to a boil and pour into a  tureen over picnic crackers, and serve  at once.  Tomato Soup.���������-One ,quart of tomatoes, 1 quart of water, 1-2 cup of rolled cracker crumbs, 1 tablespoonful of  butter. . Season with pepper and salt  to taste. ' When well boiled, say three-  quarters of an hour, add 1 quart' of  hot'milk, and just.before taking off the  fire put T-2 tablespoonful of'soda in  tho soup,.. tureen and pour boiling  soup over it and stir well. Sometimes  meat and barley, are added with less  tomatoes. A small potato and chopped  onion can also be added for a change.  Puree of Chicken.���������One largo chicken, a knuckle of voal, 1 carrot .1  onion with 2 cloves stuck in it, a tea-  spoonful of paisley, and salt and white  Put all in a soup pot  ���������PX)AST AND CHEESE.  For a genuine Welsh rarebit, take a  pound of "fat and or urn Wy" cheese, cut  it in bits and put it in a shallow, saucepan at tho back part of the stove. Add  a tablespoonful of butter, and a gill of  rich milk, and set the saucepan in a pan  of boiling water and stir the cheese  gradually until it melts, and a smooth,  thick mixture is formed. Have ready  two slices of    bread, from  which ' the ' pepper to taste.  crusts have been trimmed and which J to boil gently; skim well. When the  have been toasted a ��������� delicate brown, chicken is done remove it and the veal.  For this purpose ,the toast should be ��������� Put back the skin and bones,and, sim-  eoft, not crisp. Moisten the toast with a \ mer 2 hours. Chop the chicken fine  little boiled milk, then spread the mix- j ana wash it well and return it td the  ture, thickly over it. If you wish a I simmering broth and stir well for 10  golden buck you must add a poached '. minutes. Then rub it well through  egg on top of each slice of toast.    ,     a sieve. _ Return tho puree to a sauce-  Tho greatest mistake which ama-' pan; stir steadily and heat without  teursmake is to serve this preparation! boiling. Finish with 1 pint of boiling  of cheese on crisp hard toast, when it I ������rearn and 1-3 cup of butter. Serve  loses all its delicacy. The bread must wil-h small squares of bread fried in  be soft and tho 'cheese must be rich butter. The above will serve eight  and mellow, and above all, it must be ' people,  served  very hot. Some cook3 add a bit j    Cabbage    Soup.���������Ono    thin    slice ob  notTSof The* ZSnal^E^nih8'15���������' 1 teaCUp grated Carr������tS'   1 ^  times : pick up words and phrases  which' are worse than slang, but the  mother need not be unduly alarmed  because, of this. .The boy and girl  will speak the language and use ,the  dialect of,'home, and if the mother  possess the children's entire confidence' she will not. find it difficult to  ponvirice the children that vulgar  speech is a thing: to avoid.  Mothers will never in ,tho years to  oomo.regret a union of mild measures  with firm adherence to principle in  (he home life. But of harshness and  .Ion'-much.'government" thoy may re-  peril; in. dust and ashes.  AGRICULTURAL PROSPERITY.  Prof.  the  de-  preparation.  MAKING OVER,  Unless you have unbounded confidence in your own capacities, do not attempt to cut and fit anything without  a pattern. Purchase a good modei, with  a pictorial representation of   the com-  of cabbage stock, I bay leaf. .Place in  a soup pot and cook 25'minutes. Skim  well and take out bay leaf. Now add:  1-4 teaspoon of pepper and 1 teaspoon  of salt! Rub together���������tablespoonful  of butter and 1 tablespoonful of flour;  add to 1 pint of hot milk, and pour  into your soup. ,Let come. to, boiling  point, arid serve.  Tomato  Bisque.���������Ono    quart  of    to-  Dieted garment desired. The more ' ma toes, 2 quarts of cold water, 3 table-  etrikingly unlike the old one the better;' spoonfuls of flour, 1 tablespoonful of  tho less likely will your neighbors be to'BUgar, 1 pint of sweet milk, 1-2 table-  recognize it. If possible use different j spoonful of butter; salt and pepper to  buttons and trimmings. Always have taste. Put tomatoes and water to boil  new linings; the fit will probably bo \ until soft; then strain through a sieve  better, as old ones may stretch. You' and add salt and pepper. Place again  may have lo adapt your pattern, on.ac-'on the fire and boil, adding tho flour,  count of the limitation of tho old ma- ' mixed smoothly in water, next the but-  terials, but preservo a general outline ' ter'  then ihii suSar> and, lastly,'    tho  If the old material is insufficient, re^ oAaTimr sodf V fflnl'T���������!!}  ������������������_,,������������������ ,,   ,        , ��������� oi. oaking    soda in    the tureen,     and  member that   colors and materials   of  when  the soup has come to a boiling  nearly  all kinds    are  used    together.:��������� Point ���������  pour   it    in and mix'up    well  ' Combine  two, or three old dresses    as   Serve   quickly.:  ''^SL^i^^^St supi' ������kra ^p.-Chop and; fry until  ply the needed, sleeves, skirt, flounce or Drown * pound of round steak, with 2  rest-front. Silk, velvet, plush, cordu- generous tablespoonfuls of butter and  roy,   velveteen, lace, fringes,   beads and. 1 onion.     Into a soup kettle how, put  passementeries will trim effectively all  fabrics except cotton or linen ones.  Trimming may of ten hide defects; as a  bow   a darn.  PEACH CHILDREN TO MIND.  If one is bound, to ruin his children,  the choice should be. to do it by. kindness,, rather than . brutality; but  there is not the least need of hanging  on either horn of this dilemma:': : Let  every mortal child that is brought into  this world be taught to obey its parents; let it be taught this while it'is  a little child, not humoured and petted ments  to death then, and taught hundreds of   taste3  1 pint of okra, cut in very thin slices,  and i add '.' 2 quarts of boiling salted water. When tender add the'steak  and onions and boil; slowly 2 hours.  Rub together 1 tablespoonful of butter and 2 tablespoonfuls of flour aud  add 1 quart.of hot milk. Pour ..this  into the soup kettle and season: with  white .pepper. Let ������������������ come to boiling  point and serve at once. ;"  ItoberlNou'H    UeiiiurK*   Before  4,'uiiilillnil I'rcJts AsHucliilIoii.  Professor James W; Robertson  livered an address upon "Tho Press  and Agricultural Progress in,Canada,"  at tho meeting of the Canadian Press  Association, held in Toronto last week.  He pointed out that good times followed the Ibrtunes of the farmers, because they created its wealth. Last  year the farmers had good crops and  now we had "growing times."  ,It was  important   that   the  farming  community should be . well   informed,  and the press was   the agency of information in Canada. It .was the-duty  of the press  to impress ��������� upon the. farmer the necessity of availing himself of  the most 'improved machinery  in order to  insure  steady progress.   As  to  the possibility  of progress in  agricul  ture, it could bo appreciated' when he  said that the country cultivated 20,000,-  COO of acres, and that 300,000,000 acres of  land equally good might be cultivated,  Ontario in that case would support 20,-  000,000 of people. He proceeded to say  that, in ten years the press could place  tho dullest farmer   as to   information  in regard to agriculture on an equality  with    the best informed farmer now,  This levelling up would mean increase  of wealth as a result of improved: working of farms.  The press  of to-day was  ono of the great agencies of civilization,  In Canada the newspaper reconciled the  farmer  to his  isolation.   It helped  to  mould his opinions arid it could bemade  to foster  the  courage  of   the farmers  by recognizing more fully their worth  and  by  giving   them   the praise  their  due.   Those jokes  that appeared about  "hayseeds" did,  in many cases, much  harm, by causing boys  to  belittle the  occupation .of their'fathers, and desire  to rush to the overcrowded cities. The  press often' was of  infinite  service to  the agriculturist by pointing out new  openingsfor special kirids of farming;  for special products. He advanced several cases where profitable departures  had been made by the farmers of certain, sections in consequence of the instigation of the press. Then the press  could persistently call attention to the  fact. that  for every  dollar's worth of  our products the United States bought.  Great Britain  bought  to the extent of  ������13.50. With this fact emphasized, farmers would, see that it was to their,in-  toreLt to grow products, acceptable   in  the mother country, which they would  clearly be, willing to buy, and that it  would be unwise to look:to bur southern  neighbors who were indisposed to buy,  and might at any time stop our present  small  sales  to  them.  COSTIILLMSOFPOMDS  STATELY    MANSIONS    OWNED   BY  ENGLISH LORDS AND LADIES.  Wlinl One ; Bill for. Itcjiali-s on Blcnlirlni  I'uliicc Came to���������Immense Size or Some  of Tliesc Houses.  WHAT WAR DOES.  it  Ships  FEPoN TIPS FOR THE HOUSE.  English women are passionately devoted to fern culture, and many corn-  are    made    contrasting, sister  But it must be remembered  trickswhich it must be broken off af_, that - England is an island, moist, arid  terward. ���������-������������������.- ; the    system-  of lighting interiors by  If you can teach your child obedience ' lamPS and candles is less injurious than  without whipping him, so much the bet- ,ottr: method to plant life. Steam heat  ter ; ..do not ..whip such a child���������it is ' and electric light make havoc.wit-h  cruelty ; but if he will not fear, or obey room plants. But intelligence in se-  without such punishment, administer itlecting may do much toward having  gently and simply ijn a convincing man- ?���������������e- evergreen in one's home. There  -.,_ . i��������� *' jl,���������-���������   ,  i     i    i- , ,      is the pterris serrulata, easily obtained,  ner; but db not be looking and speak- The pterris quadriaurita, which is  ing blows at him for a week afterward,   very handsome, does well in room cul-  Whiie gentle, respectful and obedi- ture. A robust window plant good in  ent children,  are tho sweetest  things   color is the    aspidium    acrostichoides,  nn     oo.ll.        .1......            f -,j.t.!  - - ��������� -r  on earth, there aro few things more  disagreeable and repulsive than badly managed and unruly children. No  one can endure them and their parents  are justly  to blame.  Once get that central idea of unqualified obedience well grounded in  your children, and your government  stands firm. You need not be all tho  time laying on commands. Do not fetter your children ; within certain limits  leave them free; teach them that their  and a favorite fern with tho. Japanese,  twisted by them into many situations,  is the darallhi bullata. It has slender, scaly root,stocks tho size of a  goose quill and smaller, and two feet  and more long. The Japanese plant  theih with moss, fine roots and other  materials that will hold moisture. If  kept sufficiently moist those stems  will soon produce very beautifully cut  fern leaves, three to five inches high,  and form  a living,  luxurious wreath.  18 1.1 Tc to the nmlilcrs of Great  Th m <;������ Down Into I he .Sea.  War may be "hell,'' but there    are  various enterprises which  depend  entirely upon it for existence, After the  manufacturers of war   materials the  shipbuilders are most happy over international     contentions.       In   those  days of commercial enterprise,    when  every    great  nation    has  its' trading  fleet, as well as its fighting ships, the  risks run owing to the necessity of obtaining supplies abroad are enormous.  The scouring of the seas by the hostile  fleets, the sinking and capture of ships,  so diminish the; number of vessels on  the  seas  that. no  industry; outi8ue of  that  which provides  war  material is  sO   active.   The  dockyards  in   time of  war tire'kept.-.in-a state of incessant  activity, add  every  shipbuilding yard  in the land is in full work, seeking to  perform, the almost impossible task of  keeping pace with. the wear and tear,  of war.time among the sea-going craft.  Of course, there is extra wear and tear  with   soldiers' clothing   in  an    active  campaign, and this lends extra activity  to   the  clolhing  industries.      But,  all  things    considered,    shipbuilding    undoubtedly  is the  industry  most benefited  by a  wiir.   Even  when  the war  is over a long time elapses before the  rhipbuililing trade assumes its normal  level of activity.  It is no exaggeration to say that  among "Stately homes of England,"  there aro many which could not be  bought by as many gold coins as would  pave tho sites on which they stand.  Perhaps the most remarkable of these  costly pleasure houses is Mount Stewart, Rothesay, one of the six palaces  of the many-millioncd Marquis of Bute.  More money has been lavished on this  "miracle of masonry" and sumptuous  adornment than would carpet its site  of an,acre two and a half times over  with ������5 Bank of England notes.  To buy it would' reduce two millionaires to their, last penny; and 'every  one of its 150 rooms have cost on an  average over $65,000, or more than' sufficient to build a: dozen, suburban  houses with some pretension- to importance���������in the eyes of their tenants.  One of the largest of English country seats is Lord Fitzwilliam's Yorkshire house; Wentworth'Woodhouse.  This' colossal building has'a length  of no less: than 200 yards. Its hall is  40 feet high; and has an area of 3,600  square feet; it is so large, in fact,  that a half dozen suburban houses  could bo comfortably placed in it, and  it would be possible for its owner ,'to  live nearly six months in Wentworth  Woodhouse without spending two days  in the saine room.  In addition to this commodious house  Lord Fitzwilliam has a house in Gros-  venor'1 Square, and- a seat in County  Wicklow, while he has an income of  over ������2,500 a day on which to maintain  them. i  There are few, if any, private houses  which   are  " SO GREEDY OF THE SOIL "  as Raby Castle, Durham, which stands  on' no less than two acres ' of ground.  Goodwood, Chichester, one ofl the Duke  of Richmond's four houses; has a'length  of 12fi yards. Eaton Hall, the well-  known seat of the Duke of Westminster,, has a single corridor much longer than'the height of St.,Paul's Cathedral. Lord Leconfield's Sussex seat,  Petworth' House, is 107 yards long, and  Blenheim Palace is longer still. Blenheim Pala.ce, indeed, is one of the most  marvelous and bewildering of all these  mummoth houses. With its countless  rooms, corridors and staircases it  would be quite possible for two people  to spend a .lifetime in it without knowing, of each other's existence. Nothing,  perhaps, gives a , more breath-taking  idea of the size and costliness, of this  palace, built out of public money, for  the soldier Duke, than1 tho fact that a  single repairing: bill is said to have  amounted to over $1,500,000, while the  yearly glazier's" bill runs well into  four figures.  It is more.than remarkable that one  of the- very ugliest houses in England,  plain almost to the verge of the ludicrous, is one of the most valuable  mansions in the world. Devonshire  House, as, seen from Piccadilly, might  appear to a casual eye to be dear at  $1,500 a year; and yet its rental value  cannot be less' than $150,000 a year.  The Duke's bedroom in this  " TREASURE OF BRICKS "  was, in his ante-nuptial days at any  rate, as plain and unattractive as the  building itself; arid probably $15 would  have bought the entire bedroom suite  of a man one alorie of whose seven  houses would make him a millionaire^  Stafford House, St. James, ranks high  among the stately houses of London.  Hundreds of thousands of; pounds have  been lavished on tha house and its decorations. Its magnificent marble  staircase alone represents a small fortune ; its walls are beautiful from the  brushes of famous Italian painters, and  it is crowded-with pictures and bric-  a-brac of almost priceless rvalue.   -  Dorchester House, which gave hospitality to the Ameer's son, is said to  have cost ,$2,000,000 ;; and Lord Burton  gave $750,000 for Chesterfield House,  South Audley street, with its sumptuous library and its unique marble  staircase. ,    ,; - ' ' --  The Duke of Bedford's house in Bel-  grave square, Lord Rothschild's inPic-  cadilly and Lord Portm:in's in Pbrtman  square are among the houses which are  the despair, of men who do not make  as much in a life-time as would pay  a quarter's interest on the capital each  plonsuro house represents.  to, become at once inured to their  tiny in the house.            uuu     iVJ ....      ,k    jir.ll^,      1UAUJ1UU9     IVLlit  rights shall be just as much respected   Ferns  should  be potted young, so  as your, own aro; lot them never have   '    '  reason   to  doubt   that you  love  them  dearly   and that you punish them not  for your own pleasure, or because you  are angry and can safely   vent    your  passion iipon them, but lor their good.  Children aro clear-sighted and quick  feeling. They know well enough what  feelings are apparent in tho minds of  those who correct them,  "r,is enough to make one sorry to  hear of a new birth to reflect upon the  wrongs which childhood is heir to.  Poor little things I Either by too much  rigor arid severity or by a weak and  injudicious indulgence they are too often started wrong, wrong, all wrong;  and hard indeed is it for-them to right  themselves when loft to go on their  way  alone.   If parents    would    spare  des-  PHASES OF CHILD LIFE.  Children pass through a great many  phases, ^_ Transitions are often trying.  Keep these related facts in mind.   We  sometimes  fix  a  fault   by  taking  too  much  notice of it.   A  mistake should  not   be   treated   as   a   wilful  sin.    A  transient  awkwardness   may   be   due  to rapid growth,   A shyness of behaviour . which    amounts    to   a    painful  timidity, will pass if not accentuated  by comment and reproof!.   This is es-  T1IE ZADIiiUGA.  In Servia there still survivos a wonderful old institution known as tho  Zadriiga. It is the living together of  a whole tribe, numbering sometimes  as many as 100 persons, all under (lie  absolute authority of one chief. He  keeps all the money, makes all purchases and decides the minutest details  of family life.  ������im.������i.FH������f.(i,-    i���������'--,v,     -������-���������-   pecially , true   in   regard    to   speech.  soiue or their threats and then perform   Children  sometimes  use  slang;  some-  THE'WRONG MEASURE.  Employment  Agent���������Those  are  fine  ���������recommendations that gurl has, mum.  Shajll I send for-her to come and talk  with you? ,  Mrs. Bronaton���������Is sho tall or short?  Rather  tall, mum; but   Is she fat or thin? ���������'. ���������' '    ���������  Rather stout, mum; a -good, strong-  Is   she   stouter   than I am?  Oh, yes, mum, a! igood deal.  She won't do.   She'd split- the scams  of every dress I -have.  THE SMELL OF FLOWERS.  A scientist of note has discovered  that the smell of flowers is injurious  to the voice. He declares that several  operatic singers of his acquaintance  owe the loss of their voices to their  passion for certain sweet sinelling  flowers.  PRIBnUfi BT THE I EATS.'  MARVELLOUS ADAPTATION OF THE  GREAT DISCOVERY.  It's Fast, Easy ana Clicnp���������Can Be Used  for Writing hit Well as Printed Matter-  How It Is Worked.  In the Electrical Engineer, an article  on " A New Process of Printing,", by  the use of tho X Rays," by Dr. Frederick Strange, Kolle, opening up what  he claims to be a feasible method, one  of whoso features is, the immense  number of impressions of records that  one man can turn out. Dr. Kolle says  that the. first suggestion of printing  by the use of the X raya came from  Prof. Elihu Thomson two years ago,  when he showed that multiple radiographs could be made ' at one exposure ; these he called skiagraphs. Thu  experiment showed that more than a  single sheet of sensitized paper would  be affected by the rays when laid on������  upon the other. There were then,  however, many objections to the process, which Dr. Kolle declares hava  been overcome, and now, he says,  typoradiography is not a theoretical  dream', but.  A PRACTICABLE PROCESS  which will overcome tho cost and labor  of composition, the limited time of  striking off copies,.arid keep theentira  work a- secret from tho printer; a  valuable fact not to be overlooked in  diplomatic documents, letters, communications, etc. Besides this, the  matter to be typoradiographed need  not appear in typo, characters, but;can  be written, permitting the actual reproduction ��������� of  the   original.  The ink to be used is first taken  up by Dr. Kolle. He. says a suitable  writing ink would1 be composed of  red lead, powdered gum arabic, glycerine; and water to make proper solution. ' For type work a semi-fluid mixture; of red' lead, potassium bromide,  and glycerine sufficient to make a  paste would be advisable.. These inks  will, however, only permit, of white  text on a black background, therefore,  a second,or " unfatty " ink which will '  permit of black characters on a white,  background must be used. Bichro-  matized: mucilage, which has not been  exposed to light previous" to its use,  in order that its non-adherent property  may be retained, is suggested for the  writing. The " fatty" ink then applied with a roller will adhere to th������  unwritten surface of the paper; leaving the letters uncovered or free foi  'the penetration of the X-rays.   .  Another method of preparing the  phototype would be to print or write  the text with an adhesive or mucilaginous ink, and then dust it over with  some opaque metallic powder such as  biniodide of mercury, zinc oxide, or  lead ovide ; or the letters may be writ- '  ten with the non-metallic.ink, the remainder of the, surface being dusted  upon a previously gummed copy/thus  giving a black text upon a white background.   '  .THE PAPER.  Arter the copy is prepared, the sensitive paper on which it is to ba  printed is made into what Dr. Kollo  calls a senso-block, which contains 50  to 100 sheets. -It is then mounted or  clamped into : a form���������sensitized side  up, upon which the copy or^phototype  is' laid���������facing up,' and is thus subjected to the action of the X rays;  for ordinary printing at a distance ol,  from ten to sixteen inches. The current is turned off after an exposure of  about 10 or 12 seconds, and the block  taken into a dark room for developing,  With all the difficulties of poor ink,  apparatus, etc., overcome, Dr. Kolle  says, 20 senso-blocks, each containing  50 sheets of paper, might be arranged ' :���������;  around one X ray tube, which would  give 1,000 copies every' 10 seconds -ot  exposure. -. This would give 6,000 copies  per minute, and if ten ���������-tubes were  used 60,000 copies could be -made in  one bouir at a , ���������'  NOMINAL COST OF OPERATION.  THE QUEEN BUG ENT.  The Queen Regent of Spain loads an  extremely simple life, rising at 7 and  retiring to rest at 11. She sees little  of society. Most of her time is taken  up in anxious consultations with her  Ministers, and when she has half an  hour to spare it is usually spent with  her children.  THE EARTH'S DEEPEST HOLE.  The deepest hole in the earth is near  Ketschau, Germany. It is 5,375 feet  in depth, and is for geological research only. The drilling was begun  in 1880, and stopped six years later because the engineers were '-unable with  their instruments to go deeper.  He goes further in his deductions  and declares that ten men working  eight hours a day could make at least  250 exposures each during that time,  which would represent 7,500,0110 copies  a day, which could be developed, fixed, washed and dried within ons  working   day.  One of the advantages of the process, it is claimed, is that the copy,  before it is developed might be enclosed in a sealed, light-proof envelope, to be developed by the. receiver,  so that it would be impossible for tho  contents to be known by any one but  the writer ami (he recipient. It is  suggested further that some secret  process !of.sensitive paper making and  developing might bo suggested to bo  used for copies sent by special envoys,  spies, secret messengers, etc., which it  opened by any one but the tight person would contain nothing but blank  paper, which would respond only to  one developer, the composition of  which  might  be a government secret  THE CLEANEST PEOPLE.        .  The Japanese are said to be the cleanest  people  in  tho  world.  A TASTE FOR MUSIC.  ii  Say. Jim, w'ot's der matter wid d������'  billy goat ?  He's bin an' swollerod a music boA,  an' I kin hear it , a-playin' Dere's e  Hot Time in his stummick.  V, THE MINING REVIEW-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1899.  Zfoe ffiMrtino IReview  SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 1899  "FIGHTING" JOSEPH.  A con temporary asks why The Rk  view is so "down on the Hon. Joseph  Martin." This paper is not clown on  bin), but'the writer, knowing the man  and his political history better than  any man in the province knows them,  and having some regard for the welfare  of the province of his adoption, cannot  refrain from giving some of hi* history :  Joseph settled  in Portage la Prairie,  Manitoba, in 1SS2, and shortly, after an  agitation   commenced   against    what  wero alleged  to be extortionate rates  of the C. P. Ii., the wickedness of the  Canadian tariff, etc., etc. Joseph threw  himself bodily in with tlie agitators,  and at once became a leader ol "The  Farmers' Union."   Joseph was then so  much of"'a. farmer that he used  lo'de-  ��������� ' clare  the   C. P. R.   were "tearing the  life's blood out of the people."   Joseph  has   since   become   solicitor  for   the  "ceares," and we hear no more about  "the. life's blood of tlie people."     In  short,   if we remember aright,   at  a  meeting in Vancouver in July last, he  declared himself a friend of ll*c U.P.R.,  ignoring "the life's blood" altogether.  In the midst of that agitation in Manitoba, the Winnipeg Free Press on one  occasion  called Joseph  a Liberal, and  next day  he ivtotc the paper demanding a retraction or he would sue it for  libel.    He'-then had  a contempt for  Liberalism because the mob in whose  .puddle he was  ii huge toad  was disposed to be non-political.   We do not  want it placed to his discredit, but at  that time  his worldly all was not very  weighty, excepting his love for agitations.  Shortly after this,  by defeating one  of the laziest men in Portage ia Prairie  by 7 votes,ahe became a member of the  Local Legislature, as  a   Farmers' Unionist and Provincial Rigliter.     Tlie  abolition  of the   French language in  the   Legislature    and    the   separate  schools in  the province, was- at this  time   mooted,   and    Joseph   declared  before   a     French   audience, , in ' a  contest in St. Francois Xavior,  that if  the Liberals (lie wiis then moulting his  first feathers and,becoming  a Liberal)  came into power, ho would see   to it  they   would  hot   disturb   either   the  French   language     or   the   separate  schools.   They came into power within  three   months, and ini three   months  after that he himself introduced a Bill  abolishing the   French language and  wiping- out the,separate schools.   So  much for the word  and honor of Joseph.   In a few months after a contract  was made stealthily by Joseph Martin  with the Northern Pacific Railway Co.  for the construction of some 300 miles  of road.   In it  was  an extraordinary  clause saying the company were to get  from the  government, of which this  ;   same   Joseph   was   Attorney-General,  ������500 for "organization expenses, etc.,  etc.";    This involved about : $150,000.  In court it was shown that more  than  $10,000 altogether could not have gone  in organization  expenses.     The  rest  was  intended   presumably for "etc.,  etc.," and to  this day, on this point,  the people of Manitoba have been left  in total darkness.   Shortly  after  his  law partner, Smith Curtiss, was  part  owner in a newspaper in   Portage la  Prairie,and it declared Joseph to be"in  the front rank of provincial capitalists."  With reference to his school move  we may say that it cost Canada and  Manitoba some hundreds of thousands  of dollars, and the schools are now in  the shape in which they could have  been placed by modifying the original  law and non interference with the dual  system. But Joseph is nothing if not  a leader of mobs���������a veritable pelican  in a storm. . He thought connection  with tho Farmers' Union and the rooting out of separate schools would so  popularise him in the province that  nothing coulii withstand his prowess.  This, arid this alone, is what led hirn  into these movements. There are a  people in British Columbia, howeyer,  who know not Joseph.  A Vacancy occurred in Selkirk constituency, for the . Commons, and  Joseph was told by his premier, Thos.  Greenway, that he must resign the  attorney-generalship of the province  and become the Liberal candidate for  the Commons. As but Hobson's  choice was left him, he ran and was  beaten by 475 votes. But did Green-  way   keep   the   attorney-generalship  open awaiting events?  No; as soon as  lie got Martin out he put Sifton in and  Joseph was then ho where, politically.  He next rain for the Commons in Winnipeg and was elected.   A lew months  later he ran there again against Hugh  John  Macdonald, Minister of the Interior, and was defeated.   He unseated  Hugh John and' implored Laurier to  give him the portfolio, to which  he  was   fully   entitled   according  to   all  party usuages.:   Laurier, however, ignored his pensive prayers and gave it  to Sifton, and  for this Joseph has his  knife in to them both.   This is Joseph  in Manitoba,   with the addition  that  whenever he was cornered on the platform���������rwhich, by   the   way,   was  frequently���������his  way out  was  to pull off  coat to thrash his opponent.   Surely it  is not to tho advantage of this province  that he  should be allowed to   repeat  himself here, as'his apparently helpless colleagues seem disposed to allow  him,to do.  By the elections in July last, and  subsequently by the help of the Lieut.-  Governor, the people of the province  thought they had gained some advantage, legislatively ; but Martin appears  to bo the cow that kicks over tho pail  of milk.  We see  in the interview, which accounts for a  great deal;   We may say once for all  that Mr. Harris has not now,and never  had, anything  more to do 'with-the  ownership   or   editorial   direction  of  this paper than he has with the,course  of  the   moon,   notwithstanding   the  rumors of the Demosthenian brain of  "Hon. E, R. Atherton, Postmaster-general,   City. Councillor   and   Merchant  Prince of Sandon."   When the "Hon."  was at the funny business why-did he  not explain why  it was he was'forced  out of the mayor's chair of the city, to  give place to a new and untried man,  and compelled to  tnice a subordinate  position.  LEGS ENTIRELY RAW  From his feet to his body,  and ran a blood tinged,  irritating water.  Mrs. A. Keirstead, Snider Mt., N.B.; telli  how her little boy suffered, and how  B.B.B. cured him permanently.  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  him passing acts  dcclaiing  men, ineligible to become candidates,  properly   qualified   members   of   the  House,  simply   because he   requires  their votes to keep him in oflice;  he  next claps a returning officer on the  hack for bringing a government candidate's nomination paper in his pocket,  to the place of nomination, arriving  intentionally,   many   say,   after   the  hour, refusing to receive the opposition candidate's papers, nn������! declaring  his friend elected by acclamation.   He  next passes an act  disqualifying the  bulk of civil servants of the province  from voting in'either Local.or Federal  elections.    He again passes a placer  mining act and threatens rebellion on  the Federal government if they disallow it. no matter what their obligation  to do so may be.   To spite Laurier and  Sifton i'or doing him out ol the Interior  Portfolio he cancels the  Q. C. distinction of certain lawyers of eminence in  Is it not a pity  that  the politicians  of this country  cannot show some degree of ,honor   and  fairplny  in their  references to opponents.   Our readers  will   remember that. Lieut.-Gqvernor  Mclnncs,   in dismissing   the  Turner  government, trumped upas one .charge  that Turner & Co. in sending: warrants  to  him   for signature interlaid  them  with   blanks   eo   that   he   might   be  trapped   into   signing   some   of   the  blanks  that they   could fill  them  at  will, and,use the money as they liked.  The Province, and papers of- that ilk  played with the accusation in' great  force.     Before   the   public   accounts  committee, the other'day, - the matter  was   fully   explained, ��������� and   Ministers  Semlin and Martin  accepted the explanation  fully  exonorating the late  ministers.   The latter,   very  properly,  asked   to   have the  explanation   embodied in   the report,   but no;   they  would not even allow it to go in .1 minority report.    The: idea of'Martin,&  Co. is, first blacken opponents ns far as  possible, and  then refuse light iu extenuation to'the public.   But this wilt  not wear.   The Review is no apologist  for Turner & Co., but it must revolt at  some of the contemptible acts of their  successors.  "  KKKIlDV K1CIRSTEAD.  ���������There, is not a.  mother in this land  who lias a child suffering-from skin disease in any form but  will thank Mrs. Keir-  stead, of SniilerMt.,  N.B., for telling- of  tlieromarkablc manner in which her boy,  Freddy, was cured  of one of the severest and most torturing- of skin diseases  by the use of Burdock Blood Bitters ; and  liot only relieved and cured for;the,time  being-, but, mark you, after eight years  the disease has shoum no sign of returning.  The following:- is Mrs. KeirsteacPs  letter;���������  "With gratitude I can testify to the  .wonderful curative powers of Burdock  Blood Bitters. Eight years ago our little  .son, Freddy, was afflicted with salt rheum  and was in a dreadful condition. His legs,  from the !>olcs of his feet to his body, were  entirely raw, and ran a bloody wafer,  which appeared to burn and itch until he  was often in great agony.  " After trying- several remedies, we resolved to g-ive B.B.B. a trial.  "Vou can imagine with what delight  and gratitude we saw our boy entirely  cured after using- one bottle and part of  the second. We gave,him the remainder  of the second bottle,, and from that time  till the present he has never had a sign of  salt rheum or a sick day. You need not  'wonder that I think there is no other  medicine can equal Burdock Blood Bitters  to purify the blood and build lip the health  and slrena'th."  Every Representation Guaranteed.  SANDON  B. C.  Why drift into ill-health  and expense when, you  can'enre that cough and  cold with a bottle of  Lambert's  Syrup of Douglas Pin.  Your druggist has it  at 25 cents a bottle;  Biisi  Why can't the .Rossland Miner be  fair in dealing with the Slocan mines.  In its issue of 21st it says the LoRoi  has paid 6S50,000 in dividends to date,  - ANE>  , Having opened business ' in thil  premises opposite the Clifton house, fl  am prepared to do all kinds of Bool  and Shoe Making and Repairing in thuj  latest and neatest style.  A trial order solicited.   SatisfactiorJ  guaranteed.  NO ORDER TOO SMAIT.,  AND NONE TOO I.AB.GE.  LOUIS, THE SHOEMAKER.]  Louis Hupperten.  the  province receiving their mark of | im.d strives-to persuaderthe public that  recognition at Ottawa, and passes an  act through which none but slaves to  Martin will receive the mark in the  future. This is the way Joseph ij running things in the. province, and because the people are not enamored of  Tumerism they are asked to support  Martinism.  It is a moral certainty that there  will be a general election the conning  summer, and the duty of the electors  will bo to support candidates who are  independent of both Turner and Martin, and a government will be built on  the ruins that will reflect some degree  of credit on the province.  "THE HON. E. R."  Ex-Mayor Atherton was interviewed  by one of the Nelson reporters at Nelson, the other day, and among other  things he said, , "it was rumored that  Mr. Harris had been compelled to take  over one of the Sandon papers." What  interest that gentleman has or has not  in the other paper we know not, nor do  we intend to make it our business to  enquire; but in so far as the reference  to this paper is concerned it is wholly  untrue, and had its origin in Mr.  Atherton's well wishes for the editor  alone. That gentleman always has an  itch for interfering in,other people's  business, and doubly so in regard to  The Review, because last year the  paper stood between the people's interests and his (the ex-mayor) floundering incapacity.   He is called  "Hon."  this is the largest in the country.   Let  the Miner look at tho report  of the  Payne in this issuo.and it will see that  this silver-lead property  has paid ������1,-  000,000, and holds a large reserve. The  Star, the Reco,   the Ruth,  the Queen  Bess, tho Last Chance,  the Idaho  and  several others have paid largo profits  to their owners.   In a comparison on  profits on capital invested, the mines  of Rossland fall short of those of the  Slocan, and the Miner ought, to say so  and for onee . tell the truth concerning  the matter.  MCMILLAN  FUR  & WOOL CO.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  ,200 to 20S First Ave. No.  .'  niNNE/iroLis, niNN.  As we expected would be the case,  Wells from North East Kootenay. has  taken a seat in the House without a  word of explanation. The present government will go down to posterity as  the barefaced administration.  Even the Vancouver Province opposes an increase in the cabinet ministers. In Manitoba with double our  population, Hugh John Macdonald  proposes to reduce the cabinet representation.  McGuigan Notes.  Shipments Solicited.  Write for Circular.  I have opened on Reco Avenue, S  opposite Clifton house, in Tin-f  ware,,<fec. lam prepared to dod  all kinds of jobbing for mines or |  families. Rates reasonable, and  the beet of work guaranteed. /  H. J. Robertson.  Doctors now agree that  consumption is curable.  Three things, if taken together, will cure nearly every  case in the first stages; the  majority of cases more advanced ; and a few of -those  far advanced.  The first is, fresh air; the second, proper food; the third,  Scott's Emulsion of cod-liver  oil with hypophosphites.  I To be cured, you must not  lose in weight, and, if thin,  you must gain. Nothing  equals Scott's Emulsion to  keep you in good flesh.  '    50c. and $1.00, .ill druggists.  SCOTT & BO WNE, Chemists Toronto.  McGuigan, Feb.. 22.���������A very pleasant  dance was given at McGuigan last  Thursday evening, upon the occasion  of the arrival of S. M. Fanell and bride  (nee Miss May Theresa Brown, of  Arthur, Ont.) The young couple were  married in Kaslo by the Rev. Father  Ferland, on the 12th inst., and had  been spending a few days in Nelson on  their honeymoon.' The dance, which  was given in the Hare building, was  well attended. Three Forks was well  represented and several Kaslo and  Sandon people were also present to  wish Mr. and Mrs. Fanell much joy.  Mr. Fanell has started the New Year  well.  Messrs. Plntts & Swan gave a pleasant supper party at their camp at  bridge 18, on the K. & S. R'y, last Saturday evening in honox of Mr. arid  Mrs. Fanell, the newly married couple  and a few of their friends.- After supper toasts were drunk and games indulged in.  Can be had at the lowest prices at Cliffe's  Bookstore.  4  ^4,4,4,4,4,4������ 4> ������$������ 4������ 4 4^4^414^  CHUKCH    NOTES.  Missionary sermons will be preached  in the Methodist church at 11 a.m. and  7:30 p.m., by Rev. J. A. Wood, Kaslo.  Presbyterian.���������Rev. J. Clelland will  preach as usual in the Virginia hall,  to-morrow at and 7:30 d. m.  ��������� Union Sabbath School in the Methodist church at 12:15 p.m., after close  of morning services. Everybody welcome.  HUNTER BROS,  ��������� FOE���������   Ladles' Mackintoshes, THE MINING REVIEW_SATURDAY, FEBRUARY  Cill Ml.  Present Mayor Pitts and Aids.  Atherton, Crawford, McDonald, Thomson and Buckley.  On motion of Aids. Buckley-and  Thompson the city solicitor was instructed to secure an opinion frem the  attorney-general as to the matter of  paying lor hydrants.  Aids. Thompson-McDonald ��������� That  the present city officers be retained on  the same, terms as during the previous  vear, and that- the street lights be re-  rented on the same terms and under  the same conditions as during the year  of 1898.���������Carried.  On motion of Alds.Atherton-Buckley  theservice of the night policeman were  dispensed with and salary paid to date.  On,motion of Aids- Atherton-Thomp-  son tlie Mayor and chief of fire dept.  were instructed to purchase necessury  hose and apparatus nnd the amount  /or same not to exceod $700.  The council adjourned.  AN APPALLING ACCIDENT.  25, 1899.  Twenty-One People   Killed and  100 In-  -jured. in' Belgium;  Brussels, Feb. 19.���������In a railway collision to-day 21 persons were killed  nnd 100 injured. There were no Americans or English among the victims,  The scene presented a 'terrible picture.  When the locomotive of the express  train leaped onto the roofs of the three  rearmost carriages of the train from  Tournal it crashed through them and  ground the carriages and their occupants into an almost inextricable mass  of splintered wood, broken and twisted  ironwork and mangled humanity. Six  of tho bodies" of victims were found  intertwined in-the wheels of tho express locomotive. The terrible disfigurement of .the dead passengers was  appalling.  If a woman walked  bare-footed   on   the  sharp    edge    of.   a  sword,    she   would  not    undergo    one-  tenth  of, the agony  daily borne by thou-  3.111 ds   of  women  without- complaint.  They suffer greater  misery  and   paiii  than   could   be   inflicted by all the professional     torturers  ^i that the woild ever  knew.       Day   and  night    they    suffer  from  headaches,  dragging down--and  burning sensations,  pains in the sides and  b;i<:k,   hot  ytirl      cold  flushes,  nervous  11 ml trem- '  bling sensations and physical lassitude audi mental  despondency.   The whole body is tortured  with pain and the entire nervous system is  racked.    If they consult the averajre. obscure physician,'he will attribute their bad  feeling's to stomach, liv;:r, kidney,.heart or  nervous trouble.    If, by accident,-he  lifts*  upon the right cause; he will insist; upon  the disgusting examinations and local treatment   so embarrassing to a sensitive, modest woman.  The real trouble.: is weakness or disease  of the delicate and important organs that  bear the burdens of maternity.  There is no  necessity'for examinations or local treatment.    Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription  cures- all  disorders ;of this nature in the  privacy of Ihe home..   It acts directly, on  the  sensitive   organs   concerned,   making  them strong and well.    It allays inflammation,, heals   ulceration,  soothes   pain  and  tones and builds' up\the  nerves.    It stops  exhausting drains.  It banishes the discomforts of the expectant months, and makes  baby's coming, easy and 'almost painless.  It restores  the   beauty and vivacity lost  through long months or years of pain and  suffering.-   Thousands' of women' have testified to its marvelous merits..-. At/all -medicine stores.   Avoid substitutes.  To cover customs and mailing only, send  31 one-cent stamps for paper-covered cbpy,  or 50 for cloth-bound copy, of Dr. Pierce's  Common Sense:Medical-Adviser. Address,  Dr. R- V. Pierce. Buffalo, N. Y.  .���������L.������s.������l.r*������'wi������'l.|.L,'i.f-uM.*"������,'ni'������r������i.r������������M.������n.n.i'wM.������-i  THE.,..  QOGDENOUQH  SANDON, B. C.  Strictly First-class.  Furnished Rooms.  'l.#S,������i. '������.,*,.���������,  ���������'���������"���������'���������'���������"���������'���������i.'i.<"i.������.cixi.,-i<>i.,.,i,  Northern Pacific Ry.  THE FAST LINE  ��������� TO ALL POINTS.  The Dining Gar Route via Yellowstone  Park is safest and best.  Solid Vestibule Trains equipped with  Pullman Palace Cars,  Elegant Dining Cars,  Modern Day,Coaches,  Tourist Sleeping Cars.  Through tickets to all plonts In tho United  tatesand Camilla.  'Steamship tickets to nil partsoi the world.  Tickets  to Chi nn 11 nil Japan via Tueojnn  nnd Northern Pacific Steamship Co.  .. Trai ns depart from Spokane :  No. 1, West nt 3.10 p. m., daily.  No. 2. Kiist at 7.30 p. in., dal ly.  - Kor inlorniatlon,  time curds,  maps and  tickets apply to agents of tho S. F. & N.  : ' F. LVGIRBS, Gen. Agent, Spokane, Wash.  A. D. CIIAKLTOX, Asst.Gen. Pass. Agent.  .  255 Morrison St., Cor. 3rd, Portland, Ore.  Slocan City News-Items.  Slocan City, Feb. 20.-���������Slocan City-  expects to increase your silver-lead Eldorado (Sandon) this week to carry off  the laurels in the curling carnival, at  your inestimable mining town���������L. N:  Remillard, B. O'Ncil, Mr. McCallnm,  M. Markeson and others expect to attend.  The Centre Star group, on second  north fork of Lemon creek, owned  principally by Atchcson Bros, and  Thomas Lake. They will commence I  operations early in March to cross-cut  for what appears to be a very rich lead  in native silver and gold. The group  includes���������Center Star, Ponce, Hidden  Treasure and an unknown fraction.  J. A. Foley has disposed of  a one-  sixth interest in the Bank of England  option,for ?750.0G to   Dunbar and An  drews, of the firm of W. G. Shatford &  ���������Co.     This    demonstrates   the   value  1-: placed on this important claim, as it  purchases no portion of it and   only  gives the buyers   the opportunity of  securing one-sixth of the claim next  October, at a stipulated amount.   Mr.  Foley still retains a one-sixth interest.  Messrs. York and Peters decline to sell  at present and will prosecute work to  the utmost capacity. >,  Frank Provost is about to commence  work on his claims, the Twin Sisters,  and expects to organize a strong comp  any to operate them.   .  Miss Catherine McMillan   and her  young sister, Winnie, are in the east  'visiting   in   Montreal   and   Glengarj'.  .The elder, a charming young lady, has  wctecl as sister and mother, and Slooiu  ' City will welcome their, return, wislir  ing them, however, a happy visit.  Your correspondent has made,an extended trip on snow-shoes to Townsend  mineral claim. .Which has 40 feet of  tunnel and looking well; also to Azect,  owned by John 11. Smith, an old Car  ibpo miner. There are 150 feet of tunnelling dene on this claim, ai.d the  owner will no doubt, in pushing the  work, tap the Two Friends lead in  about 10 feet more.  The Cosgrove Company appeared in  the Musonic hall a low evenings ago,  - to the entire satisfaction of the audience. 'I he:-illustrations of the war  scenes were very line. When the  Union Jack and Old Glory appearwd on,  the canvas every man, woman and  child went wild with enthusiam. We  trust the B. C. public will appreciate  this company.  The superb claim is the   Bank  of  England.   It is really a twin sister of  the Two Friends.   The ledge is about  4 feet between walls and highly mineralized.   The ore naturally comes out  through the Two Friends tunnel.   Considerable controversy has been  heard  on the streets that the latter company  was about, to veto the right Oi   the  Bank of hauling their ore through the  Two Friends  tunnel.   Mr. C. Murphy,  one of the Two Friends owners, gaye  your correspondent a signed statement  that he would be a party to no such  ends.   Supt. A.E. Teeters accorded me  a royal welcome:���������as the representative  of The Review���������and proffered, on behalf of the Bank of England lessee, the  best   bed   in the   camp.    Many   oM  timers nre working there���������Jack Skinner, Fred Carlisle, Martin Isaacson anu  others.   John Foley, one of the losses, j  is steadily on the ground. ;  S.  Mr. Con raid Beyer's opinion ���������',*.  ���������-'''"���������'i-''   ������������������'���������''������������������'���������'���������'..���������������?-T7-���������'"���������'��������� '���������', ���������''��������� '''���������������������������'���������'���������'  CM)AN-S KiDWEY P J LLS:  No ono can be healthy with the kidneys  in.a"diseased'or disordered' state. . The  poisonous.'1 Uric. Acid which ; it is their  duty to"filter out of the blood, is carried  into the system and produces Rheuma-'  tism;'Headaches, Backaches and hundred's of ills' find' ailments'. -ij������   ���������'"."..'���������  Any one who lias the slightest suspicion  that   bho kidneys  are  not acting 'right,  should take"Doan's Kidney Pills.    They  are. the'. most effective kidney remedy  known.    Mr. Conrad   Beyer,   at; F.  K.,  Snyder's Shoe Store, Berlin, Out., bears  this-.out when he says:-        ' ',..,."'���������  ���������'.-' 'Anyone suffering with'kifmey troubles  'cannot do bettor, than take Doan's Kidney Pills, for they cured my wife who  lias been afflicted with pain in the back  and   other  kidney  troubles for a long'  timo.    They have helped a groat many  of my acquaintances in this town, and I  must  say tlioy are   the medicine   that ������������������  reach tlie kidneys with tho best effects."  SPOKANE FALLS 8 NORTHERN  NELSONS FORI SHEPWIHD RV.  ���������      ���������     -REDIOON'MILVJir.  The only All-raill route without change  of cars betwen Kelson and   Rossland and Spokane-'and'.-Rossland.  LEAVi: DAILY ARBIVK  0.20 a.m .'... .^.NelKon:' ....5.S5 p.m.  , 12.05 a.m.........Kossland........11.20 p.m.  S.30 a.m Spokane 3.10 p.m.  The train that loaves Nelson at 0.20 ft. m.  makes close connections at Spokane with  r ulns for all  F/ICIFIC C0/?5T FOINTS.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Crock connect at Marcus with  Stage daily.  C. G.Dixon, G. P. T. A.  G'.T.Tackabury, Gen. Agent, aSTelson.  A new and splendid assortment of seasonable materials for all kinds of garments now  on hand.  Do Not Forget  Our Motto**  A    RIT   WE   GUARANTEE.  In addition to perfect fits we guarantee  perfect "workmanship, a matter of much  moment in this day of close competition.  Our prices the lowest.  J. R. & h. CflflEKON,  KOOTEN/IY'S TAILORS.  .Dealers in Meats  M Sandon, Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo, Pilot Bay and Three Forks.  Sandon. Slocan City.  daily to  EMULSION  THE FAST AND SHORT flOUIE EflSl AND WEST.  TIIIIOUGJI SEKVr.CE, FEWEST CHANGES  LOWEST RATES  T2 r/icinc: COdJT.  First-class Sleepers on all trains.  TOURIST CAKS  Pass  Kevcl&toko  St. Paul.  Monday, for Toronto, Thursday Tor Boston.  lliiKgagi'chocked to destination! and through  tickets issued.  No customs difllcultles.  Connoctions dally to points'reached via Na-  kusp.;      Daily (exeept Sunday) to points  reached via Kosebery and Slocan City.  Train leaves Sandondaily at.D.OO a. m. '.  Train arrives Sandon daily at 10.55p. m.  Ascertain rntes and lull information by ad  dressing nearestloeal agent or ���������'���������-.-  A. C.McARTHUR, Agent, Sandon  W. F. Anderson.Trav. Pass. Agt.,Nelson  E.J. Coyle, Dlst. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  be sure;  ������0������'HWMrTI05f and  all   LVSa  DISEASES.  BI'ITTISKJ or IllOdl),  '     COIUH, LOSS  UfUHSTV. tlinrl-:'rnts or this article  , n.������i nu;-t manifest.  By the rid of ~he IJ, l'.- L. Emulsion, I have  gotieii rido.;.iliac;- ;ngcc i.. which had troubled  ��������� -i fo: over -\ year.. and .la-.e gained.consider-  '-..    T. H. WIK ~.HAI.!,.C.E., Montreal.  SOc.-and-i''i per Settle  DAVIS '& LA:VRK::CE C O.. Limited,  I.'-->Nrs: :i.. ..-        ���������'���������-.���������  YOTJE  TICKET  VIA C. P. E.  EEADS  Kaslo and Slocan Railway.  TIHE CARD.  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Going East.  eyenfri6 WfU be- ,Fanoy Dress Carnival ih the  Sandon Skating Rink on  the  Friday, March 3rd  1CEATHAMLADY  Tells How Her Health Came'Back.  Going West.  Leave 8.00 a.m  -   " 8.32 "  " -9.30 "  " " 9.15 "  " , 9.55 "  " 10.12 "  " 10.2.5  "   io.a-i  ArrlvelO.'lO  Thero are too many women who suffer  dreadful backaches, pain in the side and  headaches, who are weak, nervous and run down, whose life, energy  and animation seem gone. Here's a  lady who was cu rod by ���������  MILBURN'S   HEART AND   NERVE PILLS.  Jlrs. MaryBordean, King St., Chatham,  Out., says: "For some months .I have  been attlictod with nervousness and  gonoral debility. Going upstairs would  produce a great shortness of breath and  a tired, exhausted feeling.  I had palpitation and fluttering of the  heart, and for months have not been well  or strong. Until I took Milburn|s Heart  and Norve Pills, I almost despaired of a  cure. I have only taken one full box, and  now feel splendid.  My nerves aro strong, all the heart  troubles are completely removed, the  shortness of breath has vanished, and  the constant tired out, all gone feeling  is a thing of the past. 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When your supply of PRI^TIN'G- |j  has run out don't 'forget to give        M  The Mining Review a trial. IQ  .0 ... t*-���������  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS  To and from Furopean points via  Canadian and American lines. Apply  for sailing dates, ratoa and full infor  mation to any C. P. It. agent ������r  A.'C. McARTHUR, Sandon.  WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt.,Winnipeg.  Do you see this  package?  keep it in  your mind  and when you ask  for "Athlete *  Sea that this is  what you erst.  wm  V- HINTS FOR  THE FARMER.  TRUCK  THE KLON-  FARMING IN  '   ":.''DIKE.;    ' '������������������' ; '  , Among the many who were attracted  to the Klondike country, by the stories  of    rich gold    discoveries and,   easily  made fortunes, was J. A. Acklin, who  had formerly worked on a farm in Colorado and later as a gardener in Los  '    Angeles   Co.,   Cal.,    According to Mr.  Acklin's account he expected  to find,  the country a dreary Arctic waste and  was surprised to find  it.producing    a  very    largo    and ; varied"  vegetation.  Fresh vegetables could not be purchased in Dawson for love or money, and  Mr.  Acklin determined to try the experiment of growing    vegetables    for  the homo market.   He secured a body,  of some 150 acres of land near Dawson  City in a cove,'With a  southerly exposure.   A  large  portion of  the  land  Is on the side hill,; and    was covered  with a dense growth'of timber and underbrush.   On  this land he commenced work early in the spring of ;98, and  by the first of June had between four  and five .acres - cleared, plowed    and  ready for planting. ' He had previously ' sent out    for  seeds of    the more  hardy vegetables, and soon' had theriv  in the soil.   The vegetables planted by  him consisted of onions, radishes, turnips, rutabagas, lettuce,^ cabbage, peas,;  beans,    spinach,  beets,    potatoes',, and  parsley.   All these did well, and yielded almost phenomenal crops.   Experi-  aoentar rows of barley, bats arid sweet  corn were also planted.    The  barley  and oats ripened,   but some stock got  into  the corn  and ate it off when it  was about three feet in height.  Some  timothy, and red top seeds were found  among others and these were left and  did well. '.-.'"���������.'''  In giving his opinion of.the possibilities for agriculture in the far north,  Mr. Acklin says that there are large  bodies of good land capable of producing crops in that section. On the-  side hills work may be commenced  from the middle of April to the first  of May. The snow lies longer on the  flats. After the first of April the  days begin to lengthen with remarkable rapidity, and in midsummer the  sun shines almost continuously. There  are few cloudy days,,while the temperature is usually above GO deg., ranging  to 80 degrees and often is much higher than this. During the season vegetation grows very fast, much more  rapidly than in sections where there  is less light and -warmth in the 2-1  hours. The whole country bursts in-;  to blossom and wild flowers cover hill  and valley. All the more hardy vegetables and cereals'-will do well and can  bo made very profitable.. At present  radishes arid onions sell for $1.50-per,  dozen and ail other products at the  same rate.  There are some native grasses that  might be adapted to stock, but the  dense undergrowth is a great draw-'  back in this direction. Mr. Acklin's  experiment shows that red top and  timothy can be grown arid he is of-  the opinion that the more hardy breeds  of dairy and beef cattle might be bred  In this section. Mr. Acklin put up a  forcing house 20x30 feet last summer,  and is noKv arranging for extending  his farming operations on the Klondike. It is his intention to force early vegetables in the house, and also to  cultivate- flowers there. Wild fruits  are abundant, principally cranberries,  currants and raspberries; cranberries  especially are found in great quantities  over the whole, country. Mr. Acklin's  experiments and report are interestr  ing from the fact that they give us a'  new idea of a country which is generally regarded as a barren waste,  but which may yet be found capable  of sustaining a large farming population.  to be covered again in a few days.  The length of time plants can be left  covered depends altogether on the  weather. If it is cold andl the soil is  moderately dry they may be left for  quite a few days without injury, but  ,i'f| "the"-weather ���������.'comes1 off warm and  wet,' look out' and give them air as  soon as possible. Glass covered boxes  are used to some extent for starting  vines, but, the plants must be watched  closely and given plenty of air or  they Will become drawn and tender.  A - gardener should always be prepared for frost, and good judgment in  using the means' at hand . is essential  to success.  THETpD TO BE IILLED.  DESPATCHING   OF  WOUNDED: DER-  ,   VISHES FOR A GOOD REASON.  .A LACK OF GOOD PLOWMEN.  .''������������������ What has become of^the old-time  plowmen ?i asks a correspondent of ,-the  "Country Gentleman. " Are they a|l  dead, or have -their hands .forgotten  their cunning, and their eyesight  grown dim? With the improved plows  of to-day it would seem that any one  ofm.oder.ite strength, and average intelligence could do a good job of plowing, but not ono out of; ten who profess to hold the plow do good work,  and among those hired on the farm  not one in fifty know'how to do this  work well.  During tho last three years, the  writer says, he has hired considerable plowing, both by the day and  the acre, by ; men who professed to  know how, but they wore all about the  same. Anything to get over the ground,  cut and cover." If the. 'plow was  thrown out there was no backing up,  the unbroken soil being left for the  next furrow to partially cover. , They  had but little idea of adjusting the  plow in changing the draft, etc., and  plowed the same depth for every kind  Of   Orop. ;     ;. '������������������?;-: ���������''������������������    ;'-','���������"/"-.'���������      ';;���������;.':."  . ?.   A COW  THAT  ISA  COW.  The "General1 Purpose Cow," is not  extinct, she never will be, and her future is bright. She is as full of business as the tapered end ol������ a hornet,  she is of ample proportions, a good  feeder, of kindly disposition, and comely appearance, and a barn full of her  will yield more dollars to her owner  in the long run than any other variety  of the cow kind. .  For years it has been heresy to speak  of anything but the angular, constitution lacking, "one idea" cow. Substantial lines have been relegated to  the days of the pod augur, modern  plow and open fireplace. For a cow to  produce beelf has been a misdemeanor  punishable with death, and nothing,but  an organized bundle of refractory'  nerves and a vicious pair, of heels has  passed current as the attributes of a  true cow. The folly of this fad, for it  has been nothing else, has long been  evident to hard headed farmers who  farm to gain a living.  When Dealing Willi  Uncivilized People n  Lit lie  Civilization   Can  be   IMspci.sed  1   Wilh-DcrvlshcH ilo  Not   Fear  Death-  Have Killed the Snrgcons who Dressed  Their Wounds. !  A very bitter., con troversy, i3 now raging in England and on the continent  of Europe, in connection with the question as to whether or not the wounded  Dervishes were bayonetted, clubbed  and shot after the recent-battles of At-  bara and Omdurman.'; Thecharges  that such treatment was meted out to  the Dervish wounded as they lay on  the field were,first made by Professor  Bennett; - correspondent for the London Westminster Gazette, and more or  loss substantiated by other correspondents.' "������������������ - '���������'���������  i". ��������� ."������������������, -    ;; ,  The indictment against Lord Kitchener and his officers, as made by Mr.  Bennett, was a very; serious one, and  ,has brought out innumerable protests  from every quarter from, those who  have" hastened to defend the Sirdar, on  on the ground of absolute necessity of  the killing of the wounded Dervishes.  The accompanying illustration . aptly  pictures and conditions which, according to those who have been in the Soudan; and who know the nature of the  "Fuzzy-Wuzzy," have to be taken into _ consideration when the question of  barbarity is being, considered..  ;��������� ; The Dervish is ,a ' treacherous crear  ture." He; is absolutely, without: fear,  and fights so long as he can wield a  spear or pull a- trigger.' . When he  can't stand up and fight, he lies  down and feigns death. When an  enemy comes along he sticks a spear  into his back, or plugs a bullet in his  face. Little Wonder under such conditions that it has been found desirable  than by the United States regulars who  have had experience of Indian warfare  in the West.  At the time of the Indian mutiny a  controversy similar to that now raging about the dervish wounded was  created in the English and foreign  press by the action of Gen. Lord Strathnairn in causing a number of the  Seopy' mutineers to be put to death by  being blown from the muzzle of the  guns. The mutineers thus treated  were the men who had taken a leading  part in the appalling massacres of the  European women and children at Cawn-  perei afad the oibjewt of the British  General was to inspire a wholesome  fear among the countrymen of the individuals thus executed. Ordinary  death has no horror cither for the  Asiatic or for the African dervish, but  in India the; blowing to pieces of tho  ���������body fneians something more than  death. It means the loss of life hereafter, and of any future existence in  another  world.  That is why Lord Strathnairn re  sorted to such apparently barbaric  means of executing the mutineer leaders. It was a forin'of death that was  only cruel in the terror which it inspired. For as far as physical suffering was concerned, it was infinitely  more quick and painless than hanging  or shooting Would have been.. Lord  Strathnairn, whom I knew well during  the closing years of his life, was tho  most humane and kind-hearted of men,  and  if- *  know by   sad experience that In the  event  of    their publishing any  statements that are offensive to ^the military    authorities,    the preformance of  their duties will be rendered  intoler-'  able, if not actually impossible, on the  next occasion that they are called upon to accompany any British force into   the field. ,     Naturally    their  lips,  therefore,  are sealed as far  as    anything  calculated   to  offend   the   mili-.  tary authorities is concerned, and pat-'  riotism,  as well  as an eye  to futurei  favors  'at the    hands of commanding  Generals,    is    largely responsible    for  their indorsement of Lord Kitchener's  denial.      Prof. Bennett,  not  being    a  professional^ journalist or compelled to  earn his living as a war correspondent  has no such motive for remaining, silent.     This is to be regretted, and it  would  certainly  have been more  patriotic on his part lo say nothing about  these    unpleasant necessities  in  dealing with savages, necessities that aro  known to the initiated, but which it is  preferable to keep dark.   If I have alluded  to them in this letter it is not  in a spirit of condemnation but solely  cf explanation.  ENGLISH POSTAL ODDITIES.  Puzzles Found In Ihe MalU of That Conn  try unci Turned Ovrr to Exitrrls.  Some of the anecdotes of the Eng-  I refer  to this particular  inci-j lish   post-office    recently   related   by  4ent of his career, which brought down   tfrainley Steelcroft are very amusing,  such a storm , of undeserved obloquy  upon his head, it is in order to show  that in dealing with Orientals, it is  impossible to restrict oneself to the  customary rules and ideas that govern J js  life in civilized countries.  ORIENTALS;.DO NOT' FEAR DEATH.  ', -As Americans will discover In time  in-the Philippine Islands, it is necessary.; to adopt methods of repression and  The British subject, one must infer, ia -  no less apt to perpetrate blunders and  mail queerly addressed epistles than  our own; but the London mail  clerks seem to be quite as clever in  the interpretation of such puzzles as  are the ingenious servants of Unci������  Sam in the dead letter office at Wash-  of punishment which, while they may' ington  riot������������������������������������' commend - themselves to the stay-  athoines, will at any rate servo as a  restraint to the races for whose benefit  they are devised. As stated above,  death, "although the most terrible of  all penalties in civilized countries, inspire no dread whatsoever in the Ori-l...     ,������������������������������������/  ,. ������������������  ���������,������������������   ������������������:���������_., ii-  ent.But loss of caste does, and in In-'liiat oleBant tonBue may occasionally  dia, for instance, the knowledge that a:'->e of use. Any High school student  crime would be punished by smearing' will perceive why tho letter of a cer-  the face of the perpetrator with    the | tain  anxious servant,   loft1  in  charge  Here is one little anecdote whicll  ought to prove encouraging tosuch of  our readers as are beginning the study  of French, inasmuch as it proves that  a   very   slight   smattering   indeed   of  blood of a pig or of some other unclean  BLOOM AND ODOR.  PROTECTING .EARLY PLANTING  FROM FROST.  It often becomes necessary for gardeners to protect their early plantings  from the late frost, and the method  most satisfactory will depend largely  upon surrounding Conditions. As a  general rule we find that dirt is the  most economical covering for 'nearly  all small plants, When it is in suitable  condi.ion to handle, and it v& tha most  rapidly applied. To cover cabbage  plants, press the plant to one side until it lies flat upon the ground, then  with a hoe gently draw the soil up  over ii until it is completely hidden.  Sweet corn, potatoes, and in fact nearly all plants can be treated in the  same way.  In uncovering rake, tho soil off carefully aud straighten up the plant and  ln  a  few  days  it  will  bo- growing as  well   as  if   it   had   not    been     buried.  Tomato plants are sometimes so large  and stalky that it is impossible to lay  them down without breaking and other means-will have to be resorted to.  If boxes or large flower pots are not  available to turn over them, the earth  may,be mounded  up around  them so  that they can be buried.standing.   Or  better  still,  light  horse    manure can  be   used   for  covering.   This  makes  a  very   efficient    covering,  especially   if  shavings have been used for litter, a's  they lie more closely about the plant  than    straw.     This covering  is  often  used  for other plants, especially melons and cucumbers, and is more easily  applied than dirt when the ground is  wet.  Whatever covering is used, do not  leave it on too Jong so that the plants  vill  begin to Heat, even if they have  A Close Connection found Kctvreen   Color  and Pci-fumc  An exhaustive examination of flowering plants reveals that only, about 10  per cent, of them are odoriferous. Tho  red flowers and those which have combined colorings approximate to this  average, while yellow flowers are  slightly below it. Of blue flowers  only 0 per cent, axe scented, and in  those of a violet color the proportion is  still farther reduced. White flowers  are most odoriferous, 15 per cent, of  them being fragant, and it is a matter  of common, observation that the white  varieties of garden flowers are generally more highly scented than, the colored numbers of the same species.  It has beeriJ noted that flowers of a  brownish hue have usually a disagreeable smell, and in the case of the stapedius or carrion flowers the odor is  scarcely distinguishable from that of  putrescent meat, and proves attractive  to those insects which feed on decaying  substances. As a rule where the inflorescence is brilliant and conspicuous, perfume is deficient, but many  striking exceptions will readily suggest themselves. The perfume, like  the coloring of flowers, plays an important part in securing cross fertilization by the agency of insects, and.the  presvnee of one attractive factor enables tha plant to dispense in many  cases with the other.  HINDOOS VACCINATED.  A distinction must be made between  inoculation for the prevention or mitigation of smallpox, and vaccination,'  which is, the grafting of cowpox, as a  protection against the severer malady.  Inoculation was practiced by Turks,  Greeks, Syrians nnd Circassians long-  before. Lady Mary WorlJey Montague  brought it to England. It was after  this that Jenner made his so-called discovery of ��������� vaccination or inoculation  with virus from the cow instead of  from the human subject. There is,  however, not the slightest doubt that  true vaccination in this sense was long  ago known to and practiced by the  Hindoos as a preventive of smallpox,  because distinct references are found  to it in Hindoo medical treatises which  are certainly several centuries old.  WHY SOME WOUNDED DER VISHES  WERE  KILLED.  to quietly make sure that Fuzzy is  really dead by planting a spear in him  before he rises up arid surreptitiously  does  the same  to you.  As bearing upon the present controversy it is interesting to recall the  fact that a similar outcry was aroused  in 1884 and 1885 through .the indiscreet  publication in one of the leading English newspapers by a Mrs. Scott Stevenson of a letter addressed to her by  her husband, Lieut-Col. Scott Stevenson, then second in command of, the  famous highland regiment known as'  the  "Black    Watch."      This regiment  of the house while hor mistress was  visiting at Aix-les-Bains, France, was  returned with' the post-office stamp  "not  known" across its face.  The mistress had written home cer-.  tain instructions, using the letter paper of the hotel where she stayed; the  maid had replied, having, as she supposed, carefully copied tho address  from the printed letterhead. But unfortunately the hotel employed that  conveniently conspicuous corner to  mention a few of its advantages, with  the result that she mailed an envelope  boldly inscribed:  "Miss Blank, Hotel Britanniquo,  Ouverl.toute L'Annee, Asconseur Hy-  drallique."  The number of hotels kept open all  the year round and supplied with elevators proved sufficiently large to dis-'  courage the French officials, and the  letter found its way back to London.  It was returned to tho sender, who  was much perturbod, until a friend  of the lady of the mansion chanced lo  call, to whom she showed it, when an  explanation ensued and she obtained  a more definite address.'  Perhaps this incident Is fairly offset by another in which it was the*  post-office official whose knowledge of  foreign tongues was deficient. A  French lady living in England had  I lost many newspapers in the mail,  and went to the village post-office to  animal,   would  be  far  more   likely  to                        u  act as a deterrent from crime than the complain. The sub-postmaster after her  fear of death.or imprisonment. I departure, received instructions    from  The killing of Ihe dervish wounded his chief to ask her the next time she  and also of the cruel native women' came for the titles of the papers  who acted as camp followers to the! which had gone astray. He did so, and  dervish army, are like tho blowing iof j soon complacently reported that she  the .Sepoys from the guns, and thej subscribed to three���������the II me manque  smaaring of an Indian's face with pig's; an,i piusieurs and Journaux, "I fail to  blood, are the disagreeable necessities j receive" and "many" and "news-  of  dealing with  Asiatics and  African' papers."  races, and under the circumstances it| Pasted in one of the curious address  is a pity that Lord Kitchener should books kept at the postal museum in  have gone out of his way to deny the j London is a letter which was never  charges of Prof. Bennett. For this, delivered, though plainly enough ad-  singularly able General has until now  dressed  to Job David, Llundough.  The  been. noted for his disregard for public opinion and for his absolute relia  bility, neither of which qualities he can  took part in several of the engagements  be said to mainfesl in repudiating tho  ,V , ,       ,,  ������������������ ���������:������������������t n,��������� ,i������-���������;������i,���������0, statements  in Prof.  Bennett's,  review  that were fought against the dervishes   article       Eye      one who has'been  in  in the vicinity of Suakim, on   the Red   ��������� -                 - -   -  Sea  coast,  in   the  early  part   of  1885,  and in describing one of these battles   in  the innumerable engagements with  ��������� the - dervishes since    then, has  hoard  Egypt since 1883, .and who has mingled  with .the officers-who have taken part  , ARMOR ON WARSHIPS.  The thickness of armor on modern  war ships is truly astonishing. The  side armor of a finst-class battleship  usually varies froini 1(5 1-2 inches thick  at the top of the belt to 9 1-2 inches  at the bottom. The gun-turners are  often protected by armor from 15 inches to 17 inches thick.  Lieut.-Col. Stevenson related with much  guslo to his wife in the letter addressed to her, and which she published, how  after the battle was over, he, as well  as other officers and men of his regiment, liad armed themselves with  dervish spears and had proceeded to  the battle-field for the purjiose ot putting the wounded dervishes out of their  misery, or, rather, beyond the power  of doing injury.  It was not so much thu actual killing of it ha maimed foe lis the inani-i  fest relish with which Col. Scott Stevenson described how he and others had  run their spears in and out of the bodies of ihe prostrate wounded that caused an outburst of indignation analogous to that which is now raging  throughout the United Kingdom.  I3ARBARIC  METHODS NECESSARY,  Tho incident of Col. Stevenson and  the Dervishes is thus recalled by Ex-  Attache, writing in the New York  Tribune: ' . j  There are certain necessities in   con-  noe'iion. ���������wiith, -war,  against   bar|bairou3  nations which it is impossible to eilh-,  er to explain or even to excuse in the  yes of (hose    civilians who    stay    at  from,   their lips,  not    only  of  killing  wounded  and poisoning desert wells���������  the most grievous offense against    the  laws of Arab chivalry���������that are quite  in  keeping with. those put  into  print  by  Prof.    Bennett,  but    likewise    the  reasons which rendered absolutely necessary    such    stern  treatment of the  dervish wounded and- women.  .'���������     DANGEROUS DERVISHES:  It  was not in a spirit of retaliation  that tho women and the wounded were  put  to death,  although  the.   appalling  atrocities  to    which    the English and  Egyptian    soliders    who fell  into   the  hands of the dervishes were more than  sufficient to call forth passionate sentiment    of this   character, but it was  solely with the.view of self-protection.  For,  as has often been  stated  of late  in print, a wounded dervish is quite as  dangerous    as a whole  race,  and  will  knife without hesitation the ambulance  man,  and   the  surgeon who  tends  his  injuries,  or  the  soldier who  offers  to  share with him that most precious of  all possessions in desert campaigning,  namely,  the water bottle, while us to  dervish women    and    camp followers,  they have on each occasion accomplisho  their men into battle with one and the  sole object of inflicting nameless horrors upon those struck down by dervish  reason is made obvious by a straggling endorsement in red ink from the  pen of some village friend of the addressee, "Job David is dod and beried."  Near it is one of the most curious of  recorded addresses: "Mrs. B.- Wearing  a Large Bear Boa, Violet Flowers in -  Bonnet, Promenade, mornings, Ab-  crystwith."  This letter was from the lady's son,  who had mislaid his mother's seaside  address. The letter was duly and  pomptly  delivered. ,';  home and who have never been beyond lance, swords or rifles,  the boundary lines of civilization. They i I observe that Prof. Bennett's charges  will be readily appreciated, however, have been denied by all the correspon-  by those who have lived and traveled dents who accompanied Lord Kitchen-  in Africa and Asia, and by none more ! ex's army.     This is only natural. They  QUEER BELIEFS ABOUT SEVEN. ,  So numerous are the queer beliefs  concerning' the number seven that a  narration of them all would fill a  volume, but we may mention a few of  'them.' From the very earliest ages the  seven great plants were known and  ruled this world and the dwellers in  it, and (heir number entered into every conceivable matter that concerned man. There are seven days in tho  week, " seven holes in the, head for  the master stars are seven," seven ages  both for man and the world in which  he lives. There were seven material  heavens, and in the under world described by Dante the great pagan dead  who were not good! enough for heaven  or. bad enough for. hell reposed in a  seven-walled and seven-gated- city.  There are seven colours in the spectrum and seven notes in the diatonic  octave, and the "leading" note of the  scale is the seventh. Bel it noted that;  the seventh son is not always gifted  with'beneficent powers. In Portugal  he is believed to bo subject to the  powers of darkness, and to be compelled every Saturday evening to assume  the  likeness of an ass.  v.���������. 9     ��������������� r _     it"*~ SI - ^.       v  t  Young Folks.  SOME   QUEER THINGS.  It's queer when the .world seems steady  It really is whirling so;  It's queer that ihe plants got larger,  When  no  one can see  them grow;  It's  queer   that   tho  fountain's  water  Leaps high  in the sunshine bright;  Ami queer  that  the moon can never  Fall out of the sky at night.  1 It's queer that one clover blossom,  Is white and another red,  When the sarno black earth surrounds  them,  The samo  rain waters their bed.  It's queer that of all these wonders   -  We   take  so   little  heed;  And  that, as for feeling  thankful,  Wo seldom seo the need.  We scold if the weather's chilly,  And   fret at  the hot sunlight;  Don't like to get up in  the morning,  Hang  back'from   the  bed  at  night;  And qufoeror than all the queer things  Aro surely  those girls and  boys  Who live in the' world of beauty,  ' And rather see woes than joys.  MOTHER ELEPHANT AND BABY.  I -wonder if any of our little people  have sefcn  a mother elephant .put her  baby to bed ?  I sa������iv it once, and it was such a pretty sight, I .should like to tell you about  It. It was sunset time, in summer,  a/nd the gentler animals of the Zoo,  in one of the great cities of 'the world,  were in yards and folds outside the  buildings. When I reached (he inclo-  surie belonging to Mother Elephant,  there was) a large number of men, ;wo-  nuen and children standing along the  fence. They were very quiet, an if  they wetre afraid of disturbing some  one.  As I stopped by the fence and looked in the yard, a small girl, touched my  skirt, pursed up her mouth, and, giving me a solemn look of warning,  pointed to the elephants  Mamma Elephant . had her trunk  around her baby's- neck, and seemed to  be whispering a,nd encouraging him,  as he rubbed his hoad against her knee.  He stood for a moment, then raised  his head., flapped his big little ears,  gave a flirt of his lillie cord of 'a tail������  and trotted off by his mother's side,  to the center of the yard.' There she  left him, aind went to a pile of hay  thtit stood in a corner; this she look  up. bunch by bunch with her trunk,  so nicely that she 'did not drop a whisp  of it, and spread it around her child,  who had not stirred from the spot  where she ha.d left him.  When the hay had been all spread  round tho baby', (he mother steppod into thto center, a'nd began to tread it  down with her feet, the little .ono following hbr motions exactly, till a perfectly even space had been ��������� trodden  down ; then Mamma Elephant stepped  ou1. again, went to the further side  of the yardi and fumbled about the  'ground with  hpr  trunk.  ���������As she cam������ back' her baby flourished his small trunk and flapped his ears,  making at the same time a soft grunt-  laid over the end of tho cob for the  head; shaping it as well as possible;  this is covered with a very smooth piece  of husk, and the, eyes, nose and mouth  marked with a pen or pencil, and a  little bit of carnuino is pu,t on the  cheeks to' give her, the flush of health.  Some of the best husks 'are selected  for tha dress, a few of them������ being  Stained with a pink analine dye for  triminiing. Two full widths of husks  aro usedi for drapery in the back, the  join and puff being fastened with pins,  which are hidden under the folds. A  full-draped apron front covers the front  and sides; (he edges aro vandyked���������  that is, squares cut out and a row of  the pink busies cull in fringes underneath. Where it Ls impossible to hide  tho pins, stars are made by cutting a  tiny disc ol tho straw-colorod husk and  one of the pink, and slicking tho pin  through the middle, giving (he appearance of a very small rosette.  The basquo waist, which is bolted ,in  with a strip of tho huisk and fastened  with a bow, is mado ot the straw-color  husk, with a pink vest edged each side  with narrow revers of pink and straw  color combined ; tho sleeves have wile,  tuii-ne<l-bnck cuffs ed'ged with pink. A  bunch of dry silk is Caslejied on to  the he'.id' for hair, the back falling  loosely to the waist, while tho front  is cut into shapely bangs. This may be  fastened with glue or tied tightly with  a thread, the main thing being to have  it secure, the bonnet covering all defects. The bonnet fits 'the head closely, and is shaped like a poke with loops  of the pink husk mingled with (he  straw color on top ; this is fastened securely at (lie neck ; a coachman's cape  with rounded corners covers the shoulders, while a band of husk brought  round the neck and= tied in a flaring  bow under the'chin, hides the rough  edges, and makes a good finish. The  loft hnnd holds a tiny bunch of fine  everlasting flowers, while (he right one  grasps a long-handled -parasol,' also  made of husk.  By using different coloring matter,  a great variety of dolls and dresses  may be made ; whole families of fathers  and mothers, little children, sailor boys  and gipsy girls can be made to spring  into being almost like magic, for the  husks are very pliable, and not at all  troublesome to handle.  Agricultural  REPORT OF FARMERS' INSTITUTES.  ing sound,  as  if  he   knew   what   was  coming  and  liked  it.  This time Mamma stood outside the  baby's bed, and beginning with tho  ba'ck of his oars, blew a small cloud  of fine dust into (be folds of the, skin  behind them ; then into those around  his legs, and under hinr, till he was  thoroughly powdered for the night.  This done, she again put her trunk  about his body, the little fellow drop-  pod to his knees, on the, carefully trodden bed, ntml, after a few soft pats,  and a -few soft grunts from his mother,  he -lay as a well-trained child of (he  elephant-family, should.   :  The.mother's work, however, was not  yet done;'she took up delicately the  hay from the edge ot the bed,'and began tossing it lightly along his sides  and up toward his neck, till ita ridges  no longer, showed. '.;..., -,'.-.'  When all was, done, the small girl  who had warned me not to disturb'the  proceedings, heaved a great sigh, and  turning, lr> me, said: 'T:would just  like-to kriow.w'h'at they do it for I"  So I told her, explaining the habit wild  animals have of treading their beds,  to make sure there are no snakes in the  grass ; the necessity of dust-powdering  tho young whose skin ls tender in the  folds, and who are troubled by insects;  the piling up of (be dry grass around  -them:to conceal them from the possible  liunler.  - SOME  UNIQUE  DO U.S.  We recently noticed in an exchange  a little novelty in the way -of a doll.  It waa made entirely of corn husks  ��������� and was very unique. For the benefit  of our little readers we -give tho following description as to how they arc  made-  The husks should he used in the fall  when the corn is ripe, before they bo-  eonie hard and brittle, though lam  aot sura but the dry ones could be  moistened a;nd made soft, enough to  use, A corn ebb is the foundation for  the body; measure and mark the waist  line, below! this wind' layer after layer  of husks, leaving them full.size and  fluffy at the bottom, but cutting out  gores at the tbp so as to make it shapely; stick a pin through anywhere it  te necessary to keep the skirts in place.  Small strips of husks are wound closely and pinned to the body for arms,  after having wound a few extra'strips  across the shoulders to make the requisite  dr������adth.    A   bit   of    ootton   Is  A ICook or Alio rages. Containing Wol.-illcil  Information Upon livery Subject Con-  ner.lrd  Willi the I'm-nnlt or   I'lit-ming.  The Ontario  Government has  never  issued  a more  instructive  and  useful  docuknent than the report of the Superintendent of Farmers' Institutes for  the year 1897-8 just  received.   It is a  book  of   about  500  pages    containing  numerous illustrations and embracing  the latest and most detailed information upon evory subject connected with  the pursuit of farming.   The Farmers'  Institutes  are  in  a flourishing condition,   their     total   membership  having'  increased from 115,707 in December 1897  to  IOIGjI   on  July   31s!,   1898.   During  the year (153 Institute meetings   wero  held, attended by an aggregate of 126-  091 persons and  8,270 addresses  delivered.   Some   30,000   excursionists    also  visited  the  Guelph College Farm  under the auspices of the Farmers' Institutes.   A   Women's Institute has been  organized in Saltfleet Township, Wenl-  worth County, with' 8fl -members, which  it is hoped  may  be  the  pioneer  of a  new movement for organizing women  in   the   country  districts  as   the ' men  are  now  organized   in   the Institutes,  for the discussion of a large class  of  domestic,  social and  economical  prob-  .lejms in which farmers' wives are  interested. ''������������������ ... ','.!���������  The report comprises selected papers  and addresses delivered before the In-  .stilues, all of practical'value in  their  bearing upon farm industry. The Institutes, have  secured  the  services  of  a large number of experts and  leadr  ing men throughout  the country who  have freely placed their special knowledge at the disposal, of the members.  The topics treated of cover an exceedingly wide rarige, including every phase  of farming  industry and many scientific or economic questions which have  an   important   bearing: upon   the   condition   of   the    farmer.     A   paper   by  Charles W. Nash, on (he birds of Ontario in  (heir relation lo agriculture,  is a special  feature of much  interest,  as  it  comprises  32  fine   illustrations,  of . Canadian   birds    with   information  concerning .theni, which shows  the useful part they play in connection with  farm  econoni}'.  I"n another appendix  to  the  volume  the results of recent scientific experiments in Europe and the. United States  in the leading branches of agriculture,  are given   with   much   fullness  of detail.    This  will   be  found  particularly  useful and instructive to the progressive  farmer   who  desires    to  keep   in  touch  with  the  latest discoveries and  avail himself of the results of the  researches of experts in a practical way  by  adopting  new    economic processes  and inventions.      Such    investigations  have  in   the  past done  much   to   improve the condition of the farmer. By  bringing  the   knowledge   thus acquired in distant countries in an accessible  form   before   the   farmers   of~ Ontario,  the  Farmers-   Institutes  are   doing  a  useful and much needed work and fully  justifying   the     encouragement  judiciously  afforded   (hem  by   Ihe Ontario  administration.  The  volume before  us  is an  extremely creditable and gratifying  evidence   of   tho  advanced  condition of_ agriculture in  this Province  and the intelligence and enterprise of  the farming community, no less than  of    the    energy    and   progressiveness  shown by ths Department of Agriculture. In educational work.  WHEN  SHALL   iiaNUOB  BE  SPREAD ?  On  the  question  of  tho  advisability  of  spreading    manure   in   , winter  on  frozen ground, opinions expressed differ  so  radically   that   it  seein.s   as   if  the experience of some of our manure  specialists might be of interest,, writes  Ii. M.   Vliughu.   Or perhaps   it would  be   still   better   to  have   tho   opinions  of   practical   farmers   on   tho   subject,  and  have each one., in  addition  to his  opinion, answer tho following questions  about  tho land on which  his manure  was spread "and give olher attendant  circumstances,  upon which his opinion  is based :  Upon what kind of soil  did  you   spread   your   manure  in   winter;  wa.s   it  clay,  sand,  gravelly  or   black  prairie loam ? What was the character  of the subsoil and,' how far down from  the surface is tho water level in this  soil St> Whs the land steep, gently sloping  or  nejirly  level f  Was j'our   land  in  sod   or  not ?   If  tho  soluble   parts  of your manure washed out, would it  wash beyond the limits of your   own  farm ?   What kind of manure did you  spread  upon frozen ground���������coarse or  fine ? How deep was your ground frozen ? Was  there snow  blanket,  enough  on  during  that winter  to permit   the  ground to thaw, out first from below?  What did you intend to use your land  for in the spring ? ?  "Some or all of the facts and conditions called out in the answers to the  above   questions  may   furnish    reason  for the opinion of the farmer in each  case,   whereas    another    farmer    surrounded by different conditions might  bo justified by experience in adopting  a different course.   Our own farm contains a great variety of soils, ranging  from sticky clay to light sand,  mixed  with gravel, and also has several beds  of  muck.    Parts  of  it,   too,  are  quite  steep, others gently rolling, while oLh-  er parts are quite level.   On tho sticky  clay  and  muck we  would  not  spread  manure  in  winter,  because it greatly  impedes the drying out of the soil  in  spring, and also forms a mulch which  keeps   tho  frost  in    the    ground  far  later than it would otherwise remain.  Nor would we spread a' thick coat  of  manure in the winter on any soil which  we desired to work early in the spring  for the same reason. And  this is specially true of coarse manure. Wo have  often  'known   it   to-make   two   weeks'  difference in the time of working lands  in  the  spring.  1   Ono .tract   of  our  sandy  soil   has  a  gravelly sand for a subsoil, from  live  to eight  feet  deep.   Below  this   is   a  sheet  of  clay  and flowing  along   this  layer   of   clay   is  a constant   sheet   of  water several in:-hes deep. Where Ibis  water  flown  within" four or  five  feet  of  the  surface  we  would  not   spread  m/inure   in     the    winter,    on    frozen  ground,   as   wo  should     expect     that,  when the ground i hawed in the spring  tome  of   the  strength  of   the  manure  would  settle   in   the   low  places,   and  being   there   to    concentrated,    would  leach   to   the  underground   water  and  be lost.   Our observation indicates (hat,  in our soil at least, it would not leach  through  eight  feet  of soil.    Before  it  had  gone   through  so  muchc,   the   soil  would havo absorbed practically all of  the fertility from the surface' water.  <��������� On our" steeper lands, experience has  shown us that winter spreading manure is not advisable; and this is especially  true, as the teachings run  into  ditches that open into a river, so that  some of the soluble, parts of  the'manure would be lost.   On sod lands one  If planting is , done very early In  the spring the ridges may be permitted  to remain ten days or two weeks_ before harrowing down. If planting is  done somewhat late the ridges should  be harrowed within a week after  planting. In the case of the early  planting there is usually enough muis-;  ture present so that the ridging may  temporarily prove a benefit by enabling the soil to become, warm. In the  caye of late planting all the moisture  should be conserved, and this is best  done by leveling the ridges. Where  tho soil is naturally too wet the ridges  may be beneficial in that (hey hast eh  evaporation and the consequent drying- of ,the soil.  % -i  I Abont flic Douse,''"  *&���������*  WHAT THU FARM GARDEN SHOULD  BE.  Tho garden should never,conlain less  than half an aero, and better be two  acres. A garden of Ihis size can easily be worked with a burse, saving  much "hand labor, which is ienuired in  sm.iller plots. If more is grown than  required for homa use it can usually  be disposed of at some nearby market  or lo somle neighbor who will not have  a garden. Or the area can bo devoted to potatoes, or roots for stock* can  be increased. Being near the house,  it is of easy access, and the farmer  can spend many half hours working  his garden, when he would not think  of going to the field for that length  of  time.  The garden should contain all the  sui'ill fruits, such as berries, currants,  etc. Plant, these in single rows, and  far enough apart so that I hey can be  easily cultivated. The space between  can be devoted to some vegetable,  which will compel working around (he  shrub. ' If the market gardener, upon  lands ranging in prioe from S300 to  ������1,000 per aero, can upon a half dozen  acres sell more dollars' worth of produce than are sold off many large farms  why mny not the farmer grow in his  own garden articles for food that will  lake the place of much of the more  expensive commodities bought in  town? The garden cannot be had without labor, but with less, oonsirlering-  Ihe amount produced, than is required  for general farm crops. Two and sometimes three crops can be grown upon  Ihe same ground in the season. With  Ihe addition of a few hotbed sash the  garden can be made to produce fresh  vegetables for the table all the year  round.  THE GERMAN EMPRESS.  Augusta Victoria, who is some  months older than her imperial husband was born on Oct. 22, 1858, at the  Chateau of Augustenburg, as the eldest daughter of tho Duke of Schleswig-  Holstein-Augustenburg, a somewhat  eccentric and obstinate Prince of the  good, old-fashioned kind who, wo fancy, would have been scandalized to hear  that his daughler was once to marry  the ruler of that rapacious country that  was soon to absorb his little duchy.  Tho Princess grew up a plain, sweet,  sensiblo girl, a model of all the Teutonic female virtues, which she has remained to the present time. Not the  least   of   these  virtues   is    her  robust  A CHANCE FOR BOYS.  One of the great trials of mothers  and of others.of the family as well,  is the restless boy. It is impossible  for the boy to be otherwise than restless, apparently. Jt is not enough  (hat he is in active motion out-of-  doors, he must make (ho motion perpetual motion by continuing it withindoors. It is generally understood that  the effort after perpetual motion among inventors .ends in Insanity, and  there are few of the older people in  the household who do not feel (hat the r  boy's effort is going to bring insanity  to them it cannot be checked.  But there has always been a chorus  of advisers who maintain that nothing  must bo done to curtail a boy's activity  that those muscles of his need all the  work they feel inclined to lake, and  that it is highly injurious lo restrain  them.  Dear mother, do not believe these advisers I Let the boy be us free as 'he  will oul-of-doors, as much of an athletfl  Lhere or in the gymnasium as he knows  how to bet , but in the house let him  bo a gentleman, and demand it ol  him.  One of the  best means  to  this  end  is   to   occupy  at  once  his   mind   and  his energies, and when he is tired of  his  necessary   books    and his  studies,  give him something else that shall ba  as engaging, or possibly more so. There  are very few boy's who have not some  dexterity with  their fingers, who are  not more ori ess handy, This handiness  of theirs, moreover,  has been greatly  si linulated ln  all  those schools  where  natural   training  or  Sloyd  has     been  made part of the exercises;  and   tha  gift  of a set of  (ools will  urge  them  to quiet usefulness in numberless ways.  Every   boy   loves  a lathe;  give   him  one, and he will turn you out pretty  boxes and various odd objects for hia  sister to paint or otherwise ornament,  and lie delighted with the person who  flatters him by accepting them. With  a scroll-saw what quantities of brackets and shelves and little cabinets will  he torture into shape, learning on tha  way the beauty o( line and' curve I and  with  his  carving-tools what heads  ol  animals for umbrella-tops and for lh������  bosses on furniture will he create I what  decorated trays and panels and shields'  what really beautiful aeoiian-harps tu  string  and  set  in  the windows    and  make " moody music augural of woe,"  as Browning has ill   Or give the boj  a   type-writer,   and   he has   it   in   hia  power (o lie as useful as he has been  annoying, or give him a science, such'  as  conchology,  and  he will  make   his ���������  shells  serve  purposes  of  comfort  and  beauty,  while    they  teach  him  without  his  dreaming of it,   much  of  th������  story   of   creation.   Once  get  the   boy  inlo   the   way  of  any  of  this���������and   it  is   not   difficult���������lie  looks  forward   to  the  quiet  work  as eagerly  as  to   his  play,    and    silence   and   charm   reign,  where before were confusion and trie''  nerves, not to say despair.  Often when (he girls of the family  are busy over (heir gifl-making for  the   spring  ,     ,.,        , - .   . , ,   , , ,   .      i .."������   a,.*.us   and   winter   festivals,   tho  health, which haa enabled'her to bring |,,oy   bemoans  himself  that  he can   do  nothing   but   hoard   his  pennies.   And  when   (hey   are  getting   up   tables   of  seven children into the world and still  look fair and fresh at (he age of two-  score. One thing is certain, and that  is that her popularity in Prussia and  throughout the wnole empire is universal. She has kept, out of all political questions; and possesses those two  supreme virtues of a Queen���������graeious-  riess arid tact. She has opinions of her  own, but never puts them forth in a  dogmatic way, invariably prefixing the  phrase, "If I may express my opinion,' or, "If you will allow mo to suggest." The catalogue of her kind acts  and little attentions to people of all  classes, is a very long one, and amply  may safely spread manure/ in the winter, when, it not in sod, much would  be lost.' So On" fall plowing, manure  nviy be spread.with little or no less;  when on smooth'land without sod,  though otherwise the same, much would  flow away in the --drainagewater." 'The  above.] are a few of the facts thiitour  experience bears out. Let us hear the  experience of others, -'keeping., in view  the same questions, and " suggesting  any others that may have a bearing  on winter manuring of frozen ground.  It  is  of  much  interest  just   now.  .   POTATO CULTURE.  The Cornell experiment station made  some  studies  on  potato    culture  last  season and a recent bulletin says: To  explain  tho  uniformly   hitrh yield   we  must then make a study of the  treal-  ment which all plats have received.    It  is  probable   that   frequent     and   deep  plowing has  dune much  to  bring  and  keep   the   land   productive.    The  land  has  been   turned   from   two   to   three  times  each  year, and  the pulverizing  which has resulted (herefrom has liberated sufficient plant food to mature  large  crops.    In  addition   to  the plowing the land has been frequently harrowed and cultivated, and the  intensive culturo which h-.u7.been given has  liberated all the plant food that could  bo, used   by   the  growing   crops   with  the. amount of moisture that, was present.;   Seeds should not be cut for any  considerable   time   before  planting.  If  it becomes necessary tu delay planting  for  somle  considerable   time  after  potatoes are  cut  the cut pieces  tfliould  be dusted with plaster and spread out  in  a moderately  moist, cool place.  At  least   they  should  not  bo  allowed   to  bocoonio  dry.  explains the universal popularity already referred to. In one way sho is an  ideal consort for tlie present Emperor.  No physical effort is too much for her,  She is ready at any moment, be it early  in the morning, or late at night, to  attend any function,. or to start on  one of the innumerable journeys of her  energetic husband. In a word, she is  not only a good wife and mother, but  an excellent helpniatoto the Emperor  as far as the spectacular side of imperialism is concerned, upon which William II. has always laid so much stress  fancy-work for their bazars it would  be a pleasure to him to be helpful also.  Here, (ben, is his chance, for his boxes,  his brackets, his carvings, his printings, his shell-work, are all of them  as saleable as his sisters' hags and  baskets and pin-cushions. And it will  give him real pleasure, and the rest  of the; house real ease, when he is set  at work providing them. Half of the  time a boy's noise is mere idleness,  and he would much fatherj.be busy  than.idle; he is a dear, warm-hearted-  little creature, and merely a little  planning will provide; him with this  quiet sort of content, and at (he same  time give the family a rest and remission  of trouble.  TRUE BLUE SCOT.  Nothing is inure annoying to the true-  blue Scot: than lo have the land of  heather ''overlooked. A striking instance of (his feeling occurred at the  battle of Trafalgar. Two Scotchmen,  mess-mates, and bosom cronies, happened to be sin tinned near each other  when the. celebrated signal was given  from Admiral Nelson's ship,-".England,  expects every man to do his duty."  "Not a' word about poor Scotland,"  dolefully remarked Donald. His  friend cocked his eye, and turning to  his companion said, "Man, Donald,  Scotland kens weel enueh that riue son  of her needs to be tell't to dao his  duty. That's jist a plain hit to the  Englishers. .  A SINGLE EXCEPTION.  Oh, mamma, I'm miserable. I know-  that I'm not fully in Harold's confidence. Did papa ever keep anything  from you, mamma?  Nothing���������that is, nothing but money.  HIS REASOxV,  I know one man at least who is a confirmed (vomnn hater.  Because he couldn't get one to marry him 1 j,  No, because he did.  v BARGAIN HUNTING.  Many women, living remote, from  large cities, read the alluring advertisements in the Sunday papers and sigh  for the opportunity to buy at the. advantage offered by bargain sales. Concerning these templing inducements  (he "Gentlewoman" says: The phrase  "marked down" has great fascination  for women. This is not discreditable  to (heir hearts, for while one-tenth ma j  hunt bargains, hoping toshine (hereby  in finery (hey could nut afford at. first  cost, the other nine-tenths are merely  straining their nerves a little more in  Ihe effort to .make their husband's  earnings go even further, and provide  yet moiv liberty for him, home and  the  children.  But women's hearts often play sorry  tricks  with  their  heads.  Merchants'are human and therefore,  fallible. They are in business to make  money for themselves, not for your  benefit, or mine. Just remember (his  when  you  go  bargain hunting.  Take advantage of the mark down  onguodsyou need that are worth buying. Let all'others alone, ifynu truiy  wish 'to be. economical. The greatest  reducilons in price generally are nn  pronounced styles that are rapidly going out of fashion and will soon In- no.  licalily  odd   and   out   of  dale.  When a "tremendous mark down''  Hlarvs you in (he face be sure there is  Mini' excellent reason for the drop in  prices. Perhaps (he reason does nut  prevent the article being a good bargain for you. Often the. reason of IJi? -  reduction is one that malaas (he article  no bargain for any one.  fifiBSB THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25,  1899.  MOUNTAIN   ECHOES.  Supreme court at Nelson on the 27.  P. Burns is in Montreal trying to  corral the meat of that market.  The High Joint Commission has ad -  journal without accomplishing anything, so far as the public know.  Gold Commissioner Sproat, it appears, has got the grand bounce, anil  our business must now go to Nelson.  Ii. W. Jameson, M.P., of Winnipeg,  accidentally shot and  killed  himself  Do you know Ole Olson ? He will  appear with his well-known company  in .Spencer's hull 1'or three nkhts���������  March 2, 3 and 4.  The curlers wish to extend their  thanks publicly to Mr. Harris for the  trophy offered for competition and to  the "Mayor and merchants for their  prizes.  Karl's Clover Root Tea, for constiou-  tion it's the best, and if after using it  you don't say so, return the package  and gel your money. Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  Tin;  Presbyterian Ladies' Aid  gave I  ������������������i social tea and'lunch  Inst night, in  Meat extract resembles Beef Tea made at  home in the fact thai it contains no nourishment at all. Hard doctrine this for the  ladies who think that nothing can equal  tiitir own make.     Plow is '  at hie residence in Winnipeg on Wcd-j ihe Virginia block, which we have' no  nesdny.  _ After the close of Ihe House when  tinkering with the mining laws is over  we will publish a complete list of the  changes.  The gate receipt?, Wednesday evening, at. the junior'hockr-y match were  $75; and about $15 at the seniors,  Thursday evening.  Stop that Cough ! Take warning. It  may loud to consumption. A 25c.  bottle of Shiloh's Cure may Biive your  life.   Sold at McQ teen's Drug Store.  Regular Communication of Alta  Lodge, U.D., meets first Thursday in  each month at S p.m. Visiting Brethren cordially invited.���������W. H. Lilly,  sec'y.  Catarrh cured. A clear headsand  sweet breath secured with Shiloh's  Catarrh Remedy. We sell six bottles  for $3 and guarantee an absolute cure.  Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  The anniversary service in connection with the Knights of Pythias will  be held in the Methodist church on  Sunday, March 5th instead of to-morrow, as ww previously announced.  For over 40 years Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild Strawberry has been the  groat remedy for Diarrhcea, Dysentery,  Cramps and Colic. ,Always get the  genuine. Imitations are dangerous.  _ Any who wish to have, good photos  should not del..y as this will he wiy  last visit until the latter part of'Jwiae  or July. Monday. March 6th, will positively be the last day of my present  visit���������R. 11. Truemail.  doubt was  well patronized by tho car-  1 nival attendants.  For Constipation take Karl's Clover  Root Tea, the great Blood Purifier.  Cures Headache, Nervousness, Eruptions on the skin, and makes the head  clear Us 11 bell. Sold at McQueen's  Drug Store.  ShiloYs Consumption Cure cures  where others fail. It is the leading  Cough Cure, and no home should be  without it. Pleasant to tako and goes  right to the spot. Sold by McQueen the  iJruggist.  The scion up the gulch, who thinks  the weight of the literary portion of  the universe is upon his shoulders,  spells it "shiveree." W< suppose if he  saw the word charivari he would not  know what it meant.  When you feci weak, run clown,  nervous, unable to work or think as  you ought, take a box or two ol Mil-  burn's Heart and Nerve Pills. They'll  build up your healt.11 and give you  strenj-th and eneigy. Price 50c, all  druggists.  Squire Lovatt received word of the  narrow escape from drowning of nis  son a(, the coast, a I'.-w davs iur>.. lie  was on a 8cow, In<l<>n with much machinery and provisions, drawn by n tug.  A storm came up when thu scow commenced lo lurch, the machinery ran  oil and finally tho craft sunk. The  young man si veil his life bv jumping  on to a sack ol Hour floating."  Nourishing then ? Because it is not a mea.1  extract only; it contains in addition' the  nourishing qualities of pure lean ox bsef-  ���������highly concentrated and pulverized. Bovril  is, therefore, superior to meat extracts or  fo'eef lea.  ������sMOTC R    Prin,ilfio ,lll,i La Flor de Valines Cigars���������they  ^U1   /B-U    excel I all others   in  flavor.    All the  leading  brands in stock.  !1S  City Cigar Store.  S. A. Mi<rhton.  H. Byers & Co.  cany a large stock of  Ranges and Cook  Stoves,  Box and Heating  Stoves, "  'Queen' Heaters, Etc."  Call and inspect our lines.  Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo, B.C.    Sandon. B.C.  The lust Now Brunswick returns give  the government 40 members, opposition -t, independents 2. Two opposition members elected are liazen and  Glazier for Snnbury and Humphrey  and Melanson in Westmoreland.  The Methodist ministers of tho district will niaki.- a shift to-morrow. The  Sandon pulpit will be occupied by the  Rev. J. A. Wood, of Kaslo, whose place  will bo Tilled by Rev. R.N. Powell, of  Now Denv< r, while tho Rev. Sum ford  takes the hitler's work.  Mr. Green appears to be doing hit!  'best to give hi������ constituent* Mitisfa-  tioii as a representative. lie never  speaks unless ho has something to jsy  H.ud the", ho goes to the point, at once.  Ho h prompt in ans.voring correspondent c, and aliva.ys intcrcsU  self in the lo������(\.| ne������^'  Ex-Mayor  other  day.  Vlhciton was, heard, the  ... to say that (ho council  made a miotukc lubtyear in commencing the Hum- before the bv-law was  curried. Title, that was one mistake  the second was in touching the hod of  the creeks before legislative aulhorilv  lodo so was secured; and the third  was in working in old and new accounts, and asking the neoplc now to  loot the bills.  PERSONAL   MENTION.  CHILDREN'S COUGHS  QUICKLY CURED.  he children 1'iom e.ilch-  I'tiu   out   of   doors   not  E. 11. "1 omlinso'i  Ploridy sunshine.  is- now  basking in  ,Lin-  of his district. '  Joe. Martin called HelmckenV motion, advising the Federal government  - to establish a mint in British Columbia, 'buncomb.;' When, however, he  iound Martin, of Rossland; Green,,of  Slocan, and Tisdalo, of Vancouver,  supporting it he had to swallow bun-  comb, and the motion carried. How  docs Joe like a buncomb breakfast ?.  The Metropolitan Opera Co. played  here Wednesday evening to a packed  house, producing the comic opera, "The  Mascot t."-. . There is . nothing of the  fake about them; they are amongst  the very .beat entertainers travelling.  .There is a probability of their returning for an engagement of three nights,  in Spencer's Opera house.  Our citizens, one and all, will sympathise with Mr. and Mr. Hawke in  the loss of (heir promising little boy  on Sunday last.  It is hard to part with  ' the little ones at any time but especially so'afler they commence, to prattle  : and worm themselves deep into their  parents fondest affections. The funeral to New Denver took place on Tuesday-morning last.  ' Mr. Green says he has the promise  of the Department of Education that  arrangements will be made lor another  teacher in Sandon, so the public may  be, getting ready for a male headmaster in the course of a month���������the  moment the estimates are passed. It  is to bo hoped all tliosi; large boys now  around town doing nothing will take  advantage of the opportunity.  Nelson sports are fast earning an  unenviable-reputation for themselves.  When lust year, at their midsummer  celebration, their rules and regulation's  bore hard on outsiders,.the visitors  were told to stay away if (hey'did not  like them, and recently they got such  a stomach full of defeats at Rossland,  that when invited by Sandonites to  take part in our carnival here they  would not even condescend to answer  ���������the letters.   Tie! Fie!!  Our readers must,   ono and all,' see  that the  proposed  increase  in   duty,  from one to   two percent, on tlie output of ail our mines is a sad mistake.  The 'government have added  another  department which  will'increase   the  cost of machine by ������10,000 to $10,000 a  year, and they purpose to make it up  by taxing the mines.    We believe all  will admit that no  mine o'ight  to_.be  taxed anything, until it becomes dividend paying,  and then thu tax ought  to  be  in proportion   to profits.     Our  local mini's sent in a strong protest.  J.J. Lcndriim, of Ainsworth, is ent-  l\\g oranges in California.  * 7md Mr. O.". Alexander have  gone to California on a visit-.  Chief of Police Doolan has joined  another societv and rnu "the" grip"  badly.        ;���������'.-":.  Rev. and Mrs. San ford wore among  the "grip" victims this week, but arc  fairly recovered.  MAN OK BEAST.  'T have found Hagyaril's Yellow Oil  to be the best thing for calloused  lumps and cuts on man or beast. It is  a splendid all-round remedv." ��������� Daniel  Brown, Banks P.O:, Ont.. .      '-  Haid to Veep  ing   cold���������nill  properly w:ipi   d���������ccc-t   wet   feel���������kick  the bod eiollu s ojt at night.  What's mother going to do about it ?  Mii^ln't ii"������;i'",i the children's-Coughs  aii I ''lids���������-'-:';V end in Oi")���������;i"d  Coin.) end l',.l..llv or weaken the Juugs  for Ll'e.  Mf^l motlie;-*? i.ow give tlndr ehildreii  Dr. Wood's Norway Pino fcjiiup.  It's nice io lake, and cures all kinds  ol' ('nil' ns anil Cold--, mo'v (juiekly and  eiTe. lu.uly than any remedy known.  Mr., 11. 1\ l;<'r,ii.n.l, I'.irr.v Snanil, Onl., write*:  "1 ]i..\o ii*-. il lii. TAo'i-lS --...Iiv ij-l'lni' .Miiiiifui-  (Vigli-, aii'l C0M1 ol mys'M" ,n><l ;i| u in my laliy.  T iiik! 11 .ilu.ij, (uirs ,l CoM iinii-'.u. 111  otlwi fulfil 1,'ivt'iii- ] cut tilt"1.."   !���������:  inn fniy  /nee 2jc.  Optica] Goods  Snow Glasses  Eye Protectors'  Mineral Cxi asses  Compasses  Go I'd Eyo glasses  Gold Spectacles  In fact we have spectacles from 25 cents up.  Have your eyes EXAMINED FREE by an  EXPERT Optician, and do not delay.  *\!'JL,&  phl  {lm<*2  v'";'"L-ouM.iTi,iUoii,biIioiir-'ie3.i  fcu 1. h- .d.n-lio and uy-pe |>--,a.  1-i.i ��������� ;."1 oji'svaaroed ;v' feet  anil \o p.!, -.vi;boi:t nay grip-  \u.;, v.-iMJ\oiiiii,������ or sickening  uii't'<-i..'-.   '2i>e. at all druggists.  Q. W. QRHiriETT. JEWELER  OPTICiAl  ������  ft  ft  a?  ������;>'  f  .r^eas  D���������  A  Card  of Thanks.  As a publi'i acknowledgement of our  appreciation'of the many kindnesses  and thoughtful attentions of our neighbors and fr ends throughout the'eity  during the sickness and after the death  of our baby boy, we would like to express, through the medium of your  paper, our heartfelt thanks. Our sorrow has been much brightened, by  their unfailing kindness and sympathy. >  (Signed.)        J. 11. Hawke,  Livinia Hawick.  ���������8  ������" COUGHS AND COLDS g  ���������it)  <$���������������������������  LUNGS I  | Large Bottles, 25c f}  to      DAVIS &.LAWKENCE CO., Limited      ^  'g.        Prop's, of Perry Davis'Paln-Killcr       j���������������'  <A QUICK CURE FOR  Very valuable Kermdy in all  affections of the  ITHROAT ot  Large Bottles, 25c  ii i\ mm to m 10 anw.  iinii!:!iii;!iiiint:ini;!ii:ii!i>n!i!ii!iiaiii!!i!iiii!iiii!iiiiiiiili!it!ii!iif:!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii;iii:iiii!!iii!iii;:ii!n  Table Novelties too numerous to mention.  Salted and Preserved Fish of all kinds.  Jellies, Jams and Fruits, all very dainty and  a  . NOTICE.  The -Whitewater Hotel has been closed.  Nelson Martin, lute manager, lias no authority to contract debts or collect;accounts on  aeeount of said hotel.  F. UIFFTJI3 lor R. K. L. Brown.  '  A  first-claas cook, experienced lor   many  years���������hotel, restaurant or boarding house.  Apply liiilmor.il hotel, Sandon.  izmg.  Fiiie tender Hams and Breakfast Bacon.  '.���������Canned and Potted Mcatsufor quick meals.  Fancy Crackers, Biscuits" in bulk and in  fancy cartoons.  Come and see ns,or send ns in yonr orders by mail, as we are noted for prompt  attention and careful eonsideration'in forwarding; goods;  SAN0OJST.  :K ASLO.  AINSWORTH.  I. .O.O. F.  DIED.  Hawke���������In Sandon, Cody avc., Sunday  Feb. 19, Howard, the infant son of  J. .1-1". and Livima Hawke, aged 0  months and 27 days.  WOH OVKIt FII'TV YKAHS.  Mrs. Winslow's Soothliij; Syrup has been  used by millions ol 'mothers for their cnlklron  while teething. If disturbed al. night and  broken ol"your rest by a sick child, sutlcring  and crying with pain of catting teeth. Send  at once and get a bottla ofMrs. Winslow's  Soothing Syrup" for children teething. It  will relievo the poor Utile suifcrer immedlat-  ly. Depend upon it, mother.s, there is no  mistake about It. It cures diarrucea, regulates  the stomach nnd bowels, cuies Wind Colic,  softens the gums and reduces Inflammation,  and gives tone and energy to th.?. system.  "MrH.WInslow's.SootliliigSyrup" for children  teething is pleaaant to the taste and Is the  prescription oi ono of the oldest and best,  female physicians and nurses in the United  States. . Price twenty-llvo cents a Lottie.  Swld by all druggists throughout the world.  J3o wire uiidn.sk lor "Airs. Winslow's Soothing  Syrup."  WORMS BOTHERED BABY.  "My baby suffered' terribly with  worms. I used one bottle of Dr. Low's  Pleasant Worm Syrup, which accomplished tho purpose for which it was intended, and cured him." Mrs. W. M-  Messsoar, Watford, Ont.  Silver City Lodge, Xo. .'10, meets every Friday cvcning.aW.liO o'clock.in (Jrnwlord's hall.  ; X. J. GAIUIUTT, X. G.  OICO. WAITH, V."(J.  RKV. A. Jl. SANKOUD, Ucc. Sec.  All KO|oui-!ilng brothers  cordially Invited  to attend. .  Groft's Blend���������the best Scotch  Whiskey in Canada at the  Clifton.  John Buckley, Proprietor.  YOUNG  OR OLD  suffering from DRAINS, LOSSES, WEAK BACK, IM-  POTENCY, VARICOCELE, etc., I say to you, as man:  to man, as physician to patient, DRUGS NEVERCURE.  ���������Why not use nature's own simple remedy,  A Change  at McGuigan.  I have leased from the owners, the  K. ifc S. Hotel at McGuigan, and have  taken possession. Well as the house  has been run in the past, from my experience as a caterer, I will endeavor to  make improvements. The travelling  public, one and all, will find the K.&S.  first class in all respects as a country  hotel.  MES. S. E. PETERS.  ELECTRICITY?  .With'.'my ELECTRIC BELT and SUPPORTING SUSPENSORY, I cured  5,000 last year. Boo*���������-"THREE.. CLASSES OF MEN," explaining all,  sent sealed free upon request. Or, if you live near by, drop in and consult  me free of charge.      ���������  <���������  (There. Is but one genuine Electric Belt, and that is the Sandan. Don't bo deceived  by cheap, worthless! mitations. 1 have had DO years' experience and control patents  covering every pnrtot raybolt.) ,  DR.-Pi. SANDEU, 156 St. James Street, Montreal, fine.  Haying secured the agency for the L.ethbridge Coal  for Sandon, New Denver and Silverton, I. am prepared  lo fill orders promptly.  Sandon Transfer Co.  E. A. Cameron.  6  j  ���������i  W^itiil  IJ  *���������������>���������  wJi.  V.i ',  hff I  I-*  *  1   * .  V.i  T������  '''4.7-  f* ���������*!  1 *������-i  U"


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