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 I  f'O  w,  ������'.r  $������>���������  VOL 2.  NO. 38.  SANDON, B .C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1899.  FIVE CENTS.  ftWhat Strangers See When They Yisit  kr        Slocan's Great Camp.  ���������;'\ .      ,      ' .  K  THE LAST CHANCE TRAM.  Many new improvements in connoc-  I'ftion with working of mines have been  fi\^made in Sandon lately,   notably  the  '.Vtonstrnction of the Last Chance aerial  !,gravity  tramway.     The   building   of  this tramway was started in Septem-  fi\ ber last, and it is now completed and  ' Sin excellent working order.   B. C. Rib-  'let, of Sandon, who' has been most sue-  |( cessful   in the construction   of large  Kjimachinery plants throughout the Slo-  ly'can and elsewhere in the Kootenaya,  t[} designed and constructed this . one.  ? j The length is 6,300 feet between term-  il> inala, from the mine to the Kaslo &  IViSlocan B'v Cody branch, wbli a fall of  i'}; 2,700 feet. At the upper end the tram-  ?Jv way crosses several slides in one single  the centre of which  ,above the ground. The  .. 'tram' 'ray has four, lines of cable, of  Jv^which'two act as tracks or carry ropes,  ���������iV.-aBd the other two are continuous or  LJj' way orossua stsvei..u  &>.' ������pan of 2,800 feet,  E^-is over 750 feet abo  A'������'haul roper  !',''* attached.  to which  the  buck'-ts are  Each bucket carries   1,200  to  f'(-  F>  \\ i pounds of ore, and there are 12 of these  on the line.   So evenly balanced is the  ���������mechunism tliat a. mail can "move or  ^ !atart the same with the pressure of one  ^, hand.   The ore buckets are self-dump-  '';Oing,  and only one man is required to  ^operate the  entire tramway.   At the  kV* Sandon end have been built ore pock-  ,,'ets, with a capacity of 200 tons, and an  \ore crusher, operated by a water wheel,  A , "'ir crushing the ore into suitable size  t'Jf for sacking.   The crushed ore is drawn  V off into sacks direct from the ore bins  Uand loaded aboard cars, so that prac-  '(  tically speaking   from the time that  ,, the ore is  taken down in tho'mine to  ' the time it   goes aboard -the   cars it  ', travels by-gravity. ' Another import-.  pant feature is its carrying-up.'capacity;  '' Buppliee   and  small  material can   be  : placed in  the buckets, but for the big  ,; mine timbers   Mr. Riblet   designed a  special timber carrier. ,   -  '     THE RECO JUNE.  J.M.Harris,   managing director of  the Beco Mining & Milling company,  says the Beco this season will only be  mined in a limited way until it is put  in a perfect state of development.  The  y ' past summer bodies of extremely high  ���������"���������'grade ore were opened'up in the main  J' and intermediate drifts in the Nob. 2,  4 and 6,levels.   This ore is now  being  7 taken down.   But the principal work  "is being done in the  running of the  1   No. 8, or lowest crosscut tunnel, which  i   is now in about 1,000 feet, and it is  ,> confidently expected that the lead will  -, shortly be encountered.   This will give  1' them an approximate depth of GOO feet  '   on this rich ledge.   The mine has been  '   employing a force of 22 men, which  '- Mr. Harris expects shortly to increase  to 45.   Asked if   the company  would  pay a dividend, he replied by saying it  '   would be for the board to decide.   He  '? believed if they   were .to force shipments, with the amount of ore already  blocked out, that the mine could easily  pay a larger dividend than its last, of  ������100,000, representing 10 per cent, on  the capital stock.  AT THE A.TAX.  The Ajax Mining & Development  company, of London, Ont., owning^the  Ajax, liandom Shot and Crown Boint  claims on Noble Five mountain, are  developing two veins by a series of  four tunnels. It is reliably stated that  they."-have considerable in sight and  shipments may' be "made this winter.  Twelve men are employed:  THE SOVEREIGN" PROPERTY. ���������  During the past year, under ;the  management of B.C. Eiblet, the Sovereign has been undergoing continuous  development work with a force of 10  men. The lowest workings of the  mine have reached a depth of 500 feet.  At this depth a crosscut tunnel is now  in oyer 400 feet, and it is daily anticipated by the manager that the lead  y������ill be struck. ' Only the clean ore  taken oilt in the process of development has been;shipped���������amounting to  two cars per month���������while on the  dumps and.in the ore bins are, at least,  400 odd tons *of concentrating ore,  which will probably be treated at the  Noble Five mill. The property is  owned by the Slocan Exploration &  Development company, and the intention is to merely block out the ore before commencing regular shipments.  "��������� 7 AT THE NOBLE FIVE'.  .-.On'four of" the eight claims owned  by the Noble Five Mining coaipany  ���������development work has been actively  pushed the past six months. On each  ������f these claims tunnels have been run,  showing up good ore. It i3 now the  intention of the management to run a  crosscut tunnel on the Noble Five  claim, the completion of which will  give a depth of 3,000 feet from the  apex of their lead. The m;ne is employing a force of 3" men, using three  drills for working p-.;n)r>?es, so that  good progress is bcin;.' mnde. The  tramway is in excellent working order,  and recently the mill was worked on  some of the ore taken out in course of  development, the amount run through  giving a pioduct of 20 1-2 tons of concentrates, which were shipped to the  Great Falls smelter for- experimental  purposes. Should the tests to be made  prove satisfactory it is not at all unlikely the mill- will be kept running  on a small scale.  'Lying between the R. E. Lee and the  Last Chance properties is the Ajax  Fraction, that has recently started the  driving of a crosscut tunnel now in a  distance of 75 feet.���������Correspondent.  The Lamentations of the Gilgalites.  Parliamentary Gossip.  Victoria, Jan. 16.���������Never in the  history of the provincial legislature  have there been so many resignations  of members, and certainly neverhave'  there been so many rumors of pending  resignations. Following on the top of  Messrs. McPhillips and Hall for Victoria, there came, on Saturday the  statement quite'current on the street  that Hon. Premier Semlin and Hon.  Bobert McKechnie wero both going to  resign, the first named on account of  his h'aving sold hav, to a road gang at  his ranch, the last named because he  had accepted coroner's fees. There  proved, however, to be nothing in  either of the rumors, and both were  contradicted on ihe authority of the  gentlemen most intimately connected  with them. Then came the rumor  that ex-Premier 'turner was disqualified for selling blankets to the government for tho Now Westminster fire,  and that also was contradicted. Now  to-day it is announced that Col. Baker  will not take his seat, pending his satisfying himself that he is not disqualified by having sold land for a townsite  to the government.  ���������   = -���������" '������jaa������ :���������  The Bosun Is a Mine.  W. H. Sandiford, of Now Denver,  manager of the Northwest _ Mining  Syndicate, who are operating the  Bosun mine", has received a report ef  the first general meeting of the shareholders, held last month in London,  England. It is most encouraging, and  will help to turn British capital in the  direction of the Slocan. The company  is spending about ������3,000 per month in  operating the Bosun, and is taking out  about 120 tons of high grade ore, yielding about ������8,000. The syndicate purchased the property last June for  825,000 and up to date has shipped 480  tons of-ore, which netted about SGS  per ton, or ������32,640 in all. The big ore  chute has been tapped by the No. 1  tunnel, which has been run to connect  with the main shaft.  Poor Men To Be Stopped.  Superintendent Steele, commanding  the Northwest Mounted Police in the  Yukon district, has issued the following order, dated Dawson, November 18,  189S:  "The commissioners of the Yukon  territory order that no person will be  permitted to enter the territory without satisfying- the the Northwest  Mounted Police at Tagish and White  Horse-Bapids that they have with  them two months' assorted provisions  and at least $500 in cash, or six  months' assorted provisions and not  less than $200 in': cash, over and above  the monoy required to pay expenses  from the border to Dawson.  "N.B.���������rThis order will not apply to  residents of the Yukon territory returning, if they ^re identified, and  prove their competence to pay their  way into the country."     ^  And it came to pass that certain  members of the Tribe of Gilgal became  tlisatisfied with their lot.  A few of these counselled together  and said :  Let us go forth into the heart of the  great mountains, peradvuuture we  may find a goodly heritage in gold and  silvet; .  And they all with one accord agreed.  After many days they  came to   a  place that is now called Kislo, and  they pronounced it good, i  They again counselled together and  said, Let us go still further and see  what good things the land possesses.  And they all-with,one accord agreed.  After many days they sojoumedby  a stream with high hills on either side,  and thev said one to the other, Let us  explore these regions' and see if there  be any good thing hidden therein.  On a certain day one of the forerunners exclaimed in a lo'iid voice: Come  hither! Come hither! Behold the  treasure we seeketh before our eyes.  And they all with on^^ccord danced  for joy.     " *  They further counselled together  and said, one to the other, Let us abide  here.  And San the son of Don, who was the'  foremost amongst them, said, Let it be  even ao.  And they called the place" Sandon,  which it has even to this day.  They forthwith sent the glad tidings  to their brethren, and many flocked to  see what great things had been found  by their brethren.  The peoplgs came from the east jtnd  the west, the north and the south in  great multitudes.   ,  They built themselves houses and  said one to the other, we have a goodly  heritage.  Even with this ].rosperity they became dissatisfied and said one to the  other, Let us form councils aiyi make  laws, for who shall govei-ri us'oxcept  ourselves.  Howbeit some wiser than the rest  said: Nay it were best for us to be  cautious lest we become a tax-ridden  people.  And there was much dissention  amongst them.  A few, however,* possessed ,of the  sheklcs said, it shall be as we say, let  us meet in secret lest those who know  more and with better gift of speech  put us to shame.  They forthwith counselled together  and said let us have Ather the son of  Ton as otsr leader, for know est thou  not that he is easily ho id winked and  slow of speech, we can use the shekels  to our advantage.  And they said it is good: Let us  build Humes.  And David, the son of Jesse, rose up  and fearlessly said, You do wrong to  my brethren the multitude.  But they barkened not unto his  voice.  And after   one year the multitude  began to cry out,   Surely we are burdened with tithes beyond our substance.  And there   was   great  lamentation  amongst them.  And the Elders counselled together  and said, Surely wo have done wrong  and brought do>vn the wrath of the  people on our heads.  Let us remove Ather, the son of Ton,  from our head and put him in a lower  seat in our councils ; pcradvonture the  wrath of the multitude will be appeased.  And so it was as tliey commanded.  Thus endeth tho first chapter of the  First Book of the Chronicles of the  Gilgalites at Sandon.  Jeremiah.  freed from costs ns it was the aldermen  who owned it and not the city If.this  is true the costs are'on the aldermen  who owned the Hume.  Some will now contend the city  should not offer to buy it, unless sold  for a moderate figure. In any case the  first step for the owners of the flume  is to gut a special act through tho  House legalising their interruption  ol the bed of the stream and the work  so far done. With this done they will  have a legal chattel tu offer to the -jity  council, and the people can vote the  money to purchase it if they think  proper to do se. On the other hand if  the by-law started out with a falsehood, alleging the intention was to buy  the flume and that the city does actually own the elephant, they will have  to get a special act through the House  legalising the alteration of the bed of  the stream, and either legalise the vote  of the people taken, or ono that may  be taken for the purchase in the future.  In either case on act will have to be  passed in the House with this two-fold  application, and when the bill is being  drafted it is well that it should rigidly  provide for the extension of the flume  ���������is it is just as necessary it should be  extended up Cody and Sandon creeks  and to the west side of the city as that  it should have been built at all. Whatever course is taken it should be taken  at once, as no one knows how long the  House may be in session. It would  not be amiss if the people were consulted to ascertain what they considered best in the interest of the city;  for after all it is their'wiBh that must  prevail., '    ,  iVPINES AN0IVIINENG.  City Council.  The first meeting of the new council  was held on Monday evening last. All  members present.  The certificates of the declaration of  office made by the members of the  board and signcd.by W.H.- Lilly, P.M.,  were received and filed.  COMMUNICATIONS.  From J. V. Holland asking for a  theatre license for Central Music hall.  ���������On motion of Aid. Thompson and  McDonald voted down.  From M. L. Grimmett, city solicitor/  rejthe Creek Improvement By-law of  189S.���������Filed.  The following committees were appointed, the first named in each to be  the respective chairmen : ���������  Finance���������Aid.   Hunter,  and Buckley.  Public Works���������Aid. Atherton, Crawford and Thompson.  MOTIONS.  On motion of Crawford and McDonald Mr. Thos. Brown was to be recommended to tlie lieut.-governor as license commissioner.  Crawford���������Hunter���������That the services of the present officials of the city-  be retained with the exception of the  night watchman, whose services  be dispensed with, the same  effect on the 31st inst.  McDonald  G. Campbell has sold the ^Fidelity  Fraction fwr 51,000 cash to G. H. Dawson.  Over GO head of horses and mules  are at work among the mines of Sil-  verton.  It is understood that a deal is on for  the Donnelly group, hear town;' but  whether it gops through or- not remains to be seen.  Mr L. C. Lane, ��������� this city, hag pur- '  chased the mule train ������f Anderson &  Brady, of Silverton, and secured the  contract of hauling the Wakefield ore,  which may be a car a day if it can be  handled.  ��������� Last week Silverton sent out 100  tons of ore. If Slocan City was only  doing likewise,' and ir. has plenty of  properties to do it ii worked, it would  add much to the present importance  of the Slocan.  Those who ought to know say that  sufficient capital will, be available in  Che spring, through Toronto parties, to  build a new short trail to the Camer-  onian, and place it in good working  order.   The property is a good one.  The citizens cf Slocan City are taking time by the forelock in circulating  a petition asking the Local government to make an appropriation to  place a collection of ores at the London Expositiou this year. This is  right. Nothing has done as much to  make the Rossland camp what it is as  advertising. There is evidence on  every hand that, dollar for dollar, more  money_ has been made out ot investments in the Slocan than in any other  portion of the known world, and capitalists every where,should be advised  of this. The Slocan is a very heavy  contributor to pioviiiciai revenues,and  the Province ought to meet the district  liberally in tuis modest request.  Sandon Ore-Shipments,  The following is a list of ore shipments over the K. & S. from Sandon  for. the week ending January 20 :  MINE. TONS.  Last Chance 120  Reco 20  Saphirc  18  Total 148  to  will  take  PERSONAL , MENTION.  to  McGuigan Ore  Shipments of 1898.  In oiir statements of the ore shipments of McGuigan we have to the  present been unable to give'those of  1898 with accuracy. We have them  now, however, as follows :  Mines.  Rambler-Cariboo   Antoine.....   Dardenelles ...';,   Silver Belle... JL. ....,  Tons.  ...468}  Total..:......;...........;........;.....834������  There were a few other odd shipments that would run the total to  about 1,000���������what we estimated it at  in every statement.  BABYLON THE GREAT HAS FALLEN.  The Flume By-Law Upset  Mrs. (Bev.) Cleland   is confined  her home with la1 grippe.  Mr. Hall, of Tekoe, Wash., who was  summoned to the bedside of his son  M. E., last week, returned home Thurs  day.  The Bev. J. A. Wood, of Kaslo, and  the Bev. B. N. Powell, of New Denver,  have been assisting the Bev. A. M.  Sanford with special services the past  week.  Mcsdames Sanford, Grimmett, A.  Crawford and Wilson, and Miss Mary  Crawford are going to Bossland on the  24th to take part,in either,the jubilations or the funeral obsequies of the  Sandon curlers.  .���������'. -^���������  The following are the ore shipments  via the C. P. B. for the week ending  Jan.20:  MINE. TONS.  Payne .-. 240  Three Porks Ore Shipments.  The ore shipments from Three Forks  for the week ending Jan. 7, were :  Mine. Tons.  Queen Bess  62J  Whitewater Ore Shipments.  McGuigan Notes.  Word reached the city Thursday that  Squire Loyatt triumped, and the flume  by-law was upset in the court at Victoria with costs against the defendants.  The Hon. Joseph Martiny the attorney-  general, told some Sandonites there  was no chance of its being upset which  goes to show even Joseph don't know  everything. It is just as well all  around it has fallen for even if never  attacked no one would lend.riiohey on  it. -'-.'..  The whole matter is, however, now  in a muddle, and the question is what  is best to be done. lithe by-law itself  in its first paragraphs told the truth,  that the money was required for the  purchas of the flume so far constructed  as well as extending   it,   the   city   is  ship-  Eam-  McGuigan, Jan. 19.���������The ore  ments during   past week were :  bier mine, 30 tons ; Dardenelles mines,  16 tons; total 46 tons.     7 ;  Tom Lester, foreman of the Bambler  mine, had his hand badly jammed last  Monday afternoon while attending to  a pump, and it is feared he wUl lose a  finger.        '  A force of men are now at work under Harry Swan putting in a span at  bridge 18, on the K. & S. B'y, near McGuigan. The gang have their quarters  near the bridge, and Billy Ludwig is  fixing the hash and pie.  Wedding bells will soon be heard  ringing merrily in McGuigan.  TO CURE COLD IN OffE DAY.  Take LaxativeBromo Quinine Tablets.  All druggists refund th������ money if it  fails to cure.   25 cents.  The following is a statement of ore  shipped from this station for the week  ending Jan. 20:  Aline. Tons.  Whitewater 93  Jackson ; ;  15  Total.  .108  'Slocan Lake Ore Shipments.  The shipments   of ore from Slocan  lake points from' Jan. 1 to 14, were :  Mines. Tons.  From Bosun Landing���������  Bosun   60  From Silverton-r-  Fidelity     3  Vancouver .....100  Wakefield  60  Total....  Grand total....  ...163  ...223  '      PERMANENT CURES  Of such diseases as Salt Bheum,  Scrofula, Sores, Ulcers, Dyspepsia and  Constipation aro made by B.B.B. The-  daily papers are full of statements of  those who have been permanently  cured by B.B.B. I About the House. Wf:  HOME.  There is aland, of every land the pride,  Beloved by Heaven o'er all the world  beside;  Where  brighter suns dispense "serener  light,  And    milder  moons    einparadise    the  night;  A land ol beauty, virtue, valor, truth,  Time-tutor'd    age,     and    love-exalted  youth. i  The wand'ring mariner, whose, eye explores ���������  Tlie wealthiest isles, the most enchanting  shores,  Views now a realm so  bountiful   and  fair.  Nor breathes the spirit, of a purer air,  ;In ev'ry clime tlie magnet of his soul,  Toueh'd   by remembrance,  trembles to  that pole,  For in this land of .Heaven's; peculiar  grace,  The heritage of Nature's noblest race,  There  is a  spot  of    earth,  supremely  blest,  A   dearer,   sweeter  spot   than   all   tho  rest,  .Where   man,  creation's  tyrant,    casts  aside  His sword and sceptre, pageantry and  pride,  While : in. his softened   looks benignly  blend,  The sire, the son;, the husband, brother,  friend,  Hera woman reigns ; (he mother, daughter, wife.  Strews with fresh- flowers, the narrow  path of life ;  In  the clear heaven of her  delightful  eye  An   angel  guard  of  loves  and  graces  lie;  Around    her  knees    domestic    duties  meet, *  And  fireside pleasures gambol  at her  feet.  Where  shall  that  land,   that spot    of  earth be found?  ;Art   thou  a man?  A   patriot? .��������� Look  around; .,������  Oh,'Ihou shalt find, howe'er they footsteps roam,  That land  thy Country and that spot  thy Home.  polish perfectly" well with ordinary  blacking after using' the oil. An, obstinate tightness in boot or shoe can  usually lie remedied by applications of  cloths dipped in hot water, either while  the shoe is on the foot or on the last.  When boots have become thoroughly  soaked with water, fill (hem with dry,  warm bran, and lace or button them  up tightly. Suspend them in a warm  place, not too near the fire. The bran  will absorb all the-moisture, and can  be shaken, out afterwards, while ��������� the  leather will bo soft and pliable, and  not so likely to crack as if dried in the  ordiriiry way." When dry, the leather  should be rubbed with neat's-foot oil  ������'������/������/������/���������������  On tk Farm; ^ i  CARE OF BOOL'S AND SHOES.  The woman who allows her boots and  . shoes to take care of themselves, so lb  speak; is by no means, a rara avis.. In  sharp contrast to her Parisian sister,  -  who makes a point of being bien chaus-  see,   she   often  spoils  the  effect   of   a  dainly costume by appearing  in footgear the reverse of respectable, out of  shape, down at heel, and often,  when  -.of-patent .leathery disfigured' by several cracks.   Nothing could be in worse  taste, and these glaring  defects could  have been prevented, in.nine cases out  of ten, by the exercise of a little forethought,   outlay   and  discrimination.  It is by far the best plan to have several pairs of boots and shoes in wear  at one time. A boot' which will fit  the foot comfortably on a cold day or  early in the day will feel much too tight  when the foot is enlarged somewhat  by heat or exercise. Easy ones should  be at hand to suit the wearer's require-  ; ments, and will consist ot (hose which  , have already seen some service. Boot-  trees are also a.sine qua non with the  woman who desires her footgear to retain its ���������, pristine shape during the  whole of its existence. They are to be  had at very low prices in these days,  and will soon repay one for the outlay. When boots and shoes are not in  uso, they should be carefully fitted on  their respective boot-trees.  When boots are to be cleaned, all  rough dirt should be brushed off with  the dirt-brush, after the worst of it  has been removed by means of a piece  of soft wood, and not an old knife,  as sometimes recommended, for this will  scratch and cut the leather. A blacking mixture is then applied, and this  is followed by the use of the polishing-  brush, which must; be used lightly and  rapidly, so as to avoid the premature  drying of the blacking, If the boot be  placed on the tree, a very,high polish  can thus be obtained, and is far preferable; to, many of the cheap glosses  to'be purchased for' application with  a sponge, as these, unless of undeniable quality, will cause the leather.'to  dry and crack A very good blacking  may be made by mixing four ounces of  ivory-black, 'three ounces of coarse sugar, a tablespoonful of sweet oil, and  a pint of small beer. Another equally  good one is made by mixing two tea-  spoonfuls of spermaceti oil,.'half a-pint  of vinegar, three ounces: of molasses,  and . four ounces of finely-powdered  ivory-black,, adding the vinegar last.  A good waterproof mixture is composed of ono ounce.of beeswax, one  ounce of turpentine, a quarter of an  ounce of Burgundy pitch, melted over  a slow fire, with half a pint of oil. Be  cautious  with   the  turpentine.  Patent leather requires only ,a little  milk and a sponge to remove the dirt.  When not in use it should be kept in  .a' warm temperature, cold causing (he  leather to crack. A little cotton-wool  stuffed  in   the   tips  of  patent   leather  DAINTY MODERATE DISHES..  Stewed   Apple3    and  Custard  ��������� Ingredients:     Seven    good-sized   apple",  four    cloves,"...or: ihe   rind   of half   a  lemon, one-h.iif lb.  sugar, throe quarters of a pint of  water,  half a pint  of  custard." Pare and  take out the cores  of ������������������iho  apples without  dividing  them,  and,   if possible,   leave   the  stalks  on.  Boil  (he sugar and water together for  ten  minutes,  (hen put in    (he    apples  wii'h  the   lemon-rind or cloves,, which  ever flavor, may bo preferred, and simmer gently uutil they are lender, taking care'not to let them break.     Dtsn  them neatly on a glass dish;    reduce  the syrup by letting it boil quickly for  a few minutes; let.it cool a little; then  pour ii over the apples.     Have ready  quite half a pint of custard; pour   it  round  but  not over  the apples    when  they  are  quite cold, and  the dish    is  ready for table.-A few almonds blanched and cut into strips and stuck in the  apples would improve their appaaranee.  ���������   Chirlolte Bu.->se���������Two tablespoonfuls  of gelatine, five tablespoonfuls of siig^  ar,   Ihreo    taDiespoonfuls   of     sherry,  three-quarters of a pint of cream, very  cold, and whites of two eggs.'  Add Ihe  beaten whites of (he eggs to the whipped cream, then the brandy and sugar.  When  the  gelatine is lukewarm beat  it light, than add gradually cream and  eggs.  Toasted Cheese wilh Eggs ��������� Beat  three tablespoonfuls of bread-crumbs  soaked in milk wilh two eggs, (hen add  two tablespoonfuls of made mustard,  salt and pepper to taste, and lastly  half a pound of grated cheese. Beat  all together lightly, spread evenly on  slices of toast, and.place in the oven to  brown, quickly. Before sending to  table, strew a little dry grated cheese  over it.  Baked Apple Ch.irlotte���������Place a layer of bread-crumbs in an earthenware  pudding di.ih. Lay sliced apples over  thi', sprinkling with sugar and cinnamon, then apples, until the dish is full.  Cover anil  bake slowly,  Fried Bananas.���������A .delicacy, which  makes ii pleasing change for breakfast  is fried bananas. Choose (he fruit, not  over ripe, slice it-lengthwise ; melt a  little butter in the dish, and when bub-  oling put in tho bananas.' Fry until a  delicate brown color. Serve either  with or without bacon. *  Beets a la Cecil���������Wash (he beets  carefully. Do not break off the ends,  or they'will bleed and become colorless. Boil . thsm. an hour and a 'half;  take; them out of the pot and wash it  clean ; then slice thj beels, return them  lo the pot:, with salt, pepper, half a  pint of rich drawn butter, and two dessert spoonfuls of vinegar. Serve them  hot.  Scrambled Mutton���������Two cupfuls of  cold, chpppod mutton, two'tablespoonfuls of hot water, and a piece of butter as large as a walnut. When the  meat is hot break, into it three eggs,  and cook until the eggs begin to stiffen  stirring.1 in constantly, season with  pepper and salt.  Plum Cake���������Three-quarters ' of a  pound of butter, beat to a cream, add  one pound of sugar and six eggs.-beat-  en very light ; then add two .pounds of  currants, half a'pound of candied peel,  one, nutmeg, and one pound of...flour ;  stir carefully in, so as to leave no  lumps;: halt a teaspoonful of baking  powder. Bake five hours in a slow  oven.   This is a delicious cake. ,<  BUILDING, UP THE DAJRYl " ' <  What we aro to understand by the  ofUrepeated , phrase, "building up a  dairy ?" Properly interpreted and followed, chapter first can mean nothing  else but grafting ��������� new, vigorous scions  onto the old stock. Or, in cattle parlance, it is infusing fresh blood into  the dairy through milk breed sires, and  then establishing as an inexorable rule  in the heifer calf department, survival  of tho fittest only. Invest or breed  into Ihe best strains of cows attainable, feed them .on tho most,perfect  milk-producing food you can raise;  try the business a year or long enough  to give it a fair trial, and if you find  you are losing money, beat a graceful  an impossibility to improve on the  kinds, there is always room for something better, hence those who find  seedlings coming up about their premises or who are thinking of endeavoring to raise some, should not be discouraged. Many persons lose heart in  the raiding of seedling fruits because  of the hyrigtb of time it takes'a seedling to bear, writes Joseph Meehan.  Fruit from a. seedling pear or. apple  could not be looked for under about  ten years, letting the trees grow in the  ordinary way. When this is consid-  iered, together with the thought that  after all the fruit may be worthless, it  ia no wonder that but few of bur famous fruits aro tho result of planned  production. Take among apples the  Baldwin, Spy, Smokehouse and Smith's  Cider, ruid among tho pears Howell,  Seckel, Lawrence and Sheldon, and we  have a list altogether composed of accidental seedlings.     We find in peach'  left over after a crop of clover is harvested being sufficient to provide th6  supply of humus. Another point is  in the use of lime, which should always  accompany' the turning under of any  green manorial crop, as it promotes an  alkaline condition of the soil and induces rapid~ chemical changes. It may  be ttated that shading the soil both .  in winter and summer, assists in" the  formation of humus, and if is believed'  that the dens?, shading of the soil by  leguminous plants has much to do with  the restoration of fertility.  FIGURES OF THE PLEBISCITE.  retreat and invest  in  something  else, j w more, incentive to experiment,    for  two reasons, one being that it takes  but two or three years for a peach to  bear, tho other, that1 it is rare, that  seedlings    are not of some  good,  and  very often they are very good. In fact, I of the votes pjjled, 51.3; against, 48.7  many a small garden in our large cit- [ . The vote that went against prohibi  las- contains a tree raised: from stones  If, however, you are thoroughly in  earnest: and conscientious - about do-  tails, the probabilities are that you will  itay right with dairying and find it  a profitable and pleasant life work.  Chapter second bids you, says Mr.  Newell, not to be discouraged if    you  think the soil on your farm is not | <������ purchased fruit, bearing fruit su-  adapled to successful dairying. It is j pcxior to many of thekinds in culliva-  pluck and not muck that forms the tion. But it was my chief purpose in  best foundation to build upon. Some ' these notes to point out a' way to those  of the very best dairy farms that I j who may wish to follow it by which'  have observed in this country have ; eeedling trees may be brought to show  been .built up from poor beginnings, ' their fruit in a few years. This can  possessing but few natural advantages J be accomplished by graft'.ng. Should a"  on the start. Open your eyes and look ' seedling tree spring up about your  at rich, productive, lile-drainad mead- ' plu.ca, cut a few scions from it during  ows, that a generation ago wero mias- the winter season, keep them buried  niatic swamps; see fertile green pas- in soil in a cool cellar till spring, 'and  tures covering what were once sterile, *hein . Graft them on a largo bearing  4 , .,, ., ,   .,       ,  ,, .,,,.   tree m your orchard.     Should you not  htony hillsides, and then tell me what, j^ a *roo> ask your neighbo/lo Iet  has wrought the change���������nature or the you gralt a branch of one of his trees,  thrift and industry of man ? A dairy0 A scion of a seedling tree grafted on  farm that is or has beea swampy should a tieo already of a fruiting age be-  , , (������������*      . comes at once a part of Ui3  tree, and  haveaiewerage system aSt������ugb as 0rteil will flower and fruit in a little  tliat of a ci(y.' 1 mean that by tiles over u year from tha grafting. In (his  and open drains ample facilities should way there is no need to keep the seed-  be provided for draining all surplus 1^6 tree if it be in the way, though, as  ,      r        j,        .,   ,,      , ,,. said, a year or two more will show tha  water from tho sotl. If not, the menace character of its fruit as produced'on  of tainted milk may hang constantly the graft. Should the isuedling-be de-  over tlie farm. Why is tainted milk itroyed the graft will afford the miiter-  more dangerous than so'ur milk rihero jf^f0* Pleating it_ should it bo  ,,.,,,        , .,,    good, and, if it be good for nothing, tho  is nothing unhealthy about sour milk   grafted    portion    can    be    cut  away,  unless it has been previously  tainted.   There is 'much  pleasure in" watching  Tainted    milk,  is, properly    speaking,. a.n unknown fruit or flower, and a de-  ,      .,, , i     r ,u ���������      slre to see ihj product keeps up a per-  poisoned milk, and much of tho pois-   petuai  interest  in  it.  oned ice cream, poisoned cheese, etc.,  come from it. By turning detective,  any ol us might go to some unwholesome, stagnant slough hole in the cow  pasture, and either there, or in a diseased animal -tissue, or in a dirty", milk  RESTORATION1 OF HUMUS.  While humus may be lost by improper nu thods of cultivation, yet it may  Lngitable, find the real cause for many he restored by making the soil condi-  a dangerous and mysterious illness that tions favorable. Humus, liko every-  af feists peopla after eat ing of such milk ihlng cIse cosLs someLhing, and'if its  product.     Dairymen, u>������    not wise    in        -,������        .'      ,, ��������� ,  ,,     ��������� ,  your" own couciil,. for unconsciously 0l>^ exceeds the value of the annual  perhaps you may be harboring unsani- crop, it is, of course, useless to the  Ury conditions of this class that form farmer. It is maintained that the  * tumbling blocks to y ur eompletesuc- bo.t flllbstonoft for increaaine humus in  o.iss. Do not think that because freez-   ,, .,  . b   ,  ing weather isclos.! at hand it can con- 'tb{i sol1 ls stable manure, but how-  geat all your uiUtalres and dicorepan- many farmers are there who can secies indeiiriit;ly. Filth and stagnation ' cure sufficient manure for a large area  &fssrzr^itirTfSSdo2in,s,?f ^ ���������������������* ^\������^ *���������  in building up a dairy, or your dairy- '* from some source outside of- the  house, like a structure of blocks', will farm, and haul it a mile or two, re-  ������urely topple down.     Even where the   quiring the labor of a man and team,  be^t of care  is  exercised  there are  two I ������������������,,. orlM���������,,  ,.   ���������   ...  <���������-,,,    JU    ,��������� ,  times in tho y,ar when we should in- i and s*>read ll over the f ,eld>  the cost  An ImtcrcNdng C'������ni|������iliit:oii Made From the  Olllt'lal KcluriiH.  The. net prohibition majority  throughout the Dominion is officially  given at 13,(J1!5. ' The total vote was'  513,029, or H per cont. of the. names  on tho voters' lists. On tho 213 members of Parliament, 128 represent prohibition constituencies, according to tho  plebiscite, and 85 represent non-prohibition constituencies.  There are 1,233,(137 names on tho  Dominion voters' list. "The percentage  of the list, of those voting for prohibition is 22.5; against, 21.5; percentage  .7.  against prohi  tioa was mainly a French vote. All the  Quebec constituencies that voted  against prohibition have a very great  French-speaking population. Many of  them are,entirely French. Outside of  Quebec a majority of ihe constituencies that voied against prohibition have  large' French or German elements.  . Although some constituencies outside  the Province, of Quebec went against  prohibition becauso of their French  element, tho general opinion of Anglo-  Saxon Canada may bo learned from  the vote of the six other, provinces  and the North-west Territories. Taking these Siven divisions together, we  fing tho following result:���������  Total names on voters'" lists, 898,992;"  total number of  votes polled,  391,833 ;  votes polled    for    prohibition, 2'19,895;  votes polled    against prohibition, 1-11,-  938; majority for prohibition, 107,957.  Percentage polled of names on 'list,  ���������13.0; percentage of list voting for prohibition, 27.8; jKsreentage of list voting  agauut prohibition, 15.8; percentage for  prohibition, of voles polled, Gd; percentage, againsr prohibition, of votes  poleld, 3G. r  Number of ���������members of'Parliament,  M8; number whoso constituencies voted  for prohibition, 120; number whoso constituencies voted against prohibition,  28; average majority for prohibition, '  1/112; average majority against prohibition,   Gil.  AUNT   JEMIMA'S    OBSERVATIONS.  Do not, borrow an egg to be repaid  when .the hens^ lay.    The hens m ly die.  A"pie that is burned in,the oven can  not be restored by, slamming the oven  door.. ������������������������������������.. . ' \  Do   riot   be  so   sure   thai,   the  world  coming to an end in August th'it you  refuse  to   plant  potatoes   in   May.  ' If you would be erect study the moon  in the sky rather than  in  the lake.  If you can not now and then take  lutni/o a pansy or>a rosebud ;to your  wife do not: heap her grave with  them.  Better to go along diligently where  it is level thari be climbing imaginary  hills.  The long face worn to attract sympathy docs not enchance your  beauty.  They who pine for the joys of the  next world will .never be satisfied until  tln-y  learn   to appreciate  (his.  Kislt is said to l>e bruin, fond' strange  that  more  people do  not  Jive on  it.  If your children can not play with  th-.s-'.neighbors' children without quarrel i'ng see that they uro not exposed  to the temptation.       "  PRINCESS AND DEAN.  A story relates to Princess Beatrice,  who, when a little girl, used to play  al. <o iking. She had on one occasion  made some cakes which were more  th'in usually bad, and   all her   friends  dulge in a thorough dairy-house cleaning, and that is fall and spring. This  should include the whole farm, and particularly the stable and its surroundings. To put cows into a stable this  fall thai has not been propsrly prepared  for their reception, may mean the complete failure of winter dairying profits,  Warmth, ventilation, and cleanliness  must be assured as primary factors, or  no success can be hoped for. For the  average dairyman, with the average  s table; this means that he has yet to do  fcomething at once in the way of repairs or alteration, to set his business  i.n order for winter. Now, in the bo-  ginning of the teason of good prices,  production to 'reap tho benefit of those  prices can only be obtained through  conscientious  dairy  work.  PRESERVING SEEDLING FRUITS.  While it. is quite true that. in' many  lines of fruit there are already such  a great variety  ��������� that   it seems almost  will sometimes exceed the value of the  manure, and as a ton of manure will  seldom to worth over two dollars, so  far as its plant food value is concerned, it will depend largely upon the location of the farm as to the advisability of purchasing manure, while  much of the manure produced from  stables consists more largely of straw  aiid other absorl>ent materials than of  manure, which lessens its value proportionately.  Every farmer can restore' fertility to  the soil, by the. use of fertilizers, and  his expenses for;hauling'and spreading  will be reduoad to a minimum. It is  now known that the soil should'lie: covered In winter with a growing crop,  such as rye or crimson cluver, in order  to prevent loss of fertility, through  leaching', and that when green material is grown, upon the; land and ploughed under it-adds ths vegetable matter  so necessary in the formation of  humus,  even ,the  largo mass of roots  VERY SIMPLE SET OF HARNESS.  shoes will keep them from bending and  cracking. No leather should be exposed  to the extreme heat of a fire, as it is  thereby deprived'of its. vitality. Creaking boots, may be ' c-ired by boring a  small hole im the sole, to admit air, or  taking them to a shoemaker and getting,him to insert a little French chalk  between the isoles. If castor oil be well  rubbed into the leather about once a  .month'; ihe v^ar of boots and shoes  'will be greatly pro'cnf-YiO, <jo i they will j  j declined lo taste (hem. "Very well,  than," said the little Princess, "as Dr.  Stanley is nbl^here I shall give (hem  lo the donkey.", The late Dean Stanley was a great fa.orite wilh the  Queen's younger children; he had so  mnny entertaining stories to tell.  Princess Bc.alrice'was wf.ll-aware that  he hid neither taste nor smell, hence  i;h?. considered him. a most proper per-  i on for tlie consumption of doubtful  pasties.  When the photo  above was takers  the has evidently gone a few'miles up the  township    of    Cranbrook,    in    British river   to  some convenient'hol'e. in   the  Columbia, was four monthsold;     The !��������� *nVi]1^ WS ^'v-,    7V''6 ret-'|rn-  . ,     .        ���������    ��������� ,'.��������� ing he has. thrown a blanket over it to  .'trust aimed  to   present  to our    read- prcvent   its    freezing. Not '   the   least,  ers an idea of what may bo .'the means amusing part-"  about   the    department:  nf.water supply  in so new  a country, is   that ho, harness has been  provided  Tb?. waterworks  consists merely of an for   the sledge, the waterworks of (he  old cask, drawn along on a sledge by a entire   town being dragged along fast-  decropit equine.      The  Superintendent ened   to the  horse's  tail.  THE QUEEN'S SERVANTS.  Queen Victorii brought up her children  to  treat servants with'considera-  ii-, .,       .. , .   ���������        .������ ...  lion  and  fairness.,   A' strict  mistress,  sh������ is also just and considerate.  Thti Piincess Royal, now the Dowager Empress of ' Germtiny, was, as a  child, overbearing in hor manner to  servants, ,an:l the queen frequently  puniFhad her for speaking rudely to  (hose  who  waited  on  her.  'On one occasion the Duke of Yoik,  th.'n a lad, was severely reprimanded  by the queen before a number of people for an inconsiderate remark made  to a servant. s  "The result of her wise training,"  writes a member of ths royal household, "is that the royal family make  the best masters and get the" best servants in the world. Until the day  of her death, the Prince of Wales  visited his old nurse, while the young  Duchess of York never omits,'when she  is at White Lodge, to see those humble  folk who wore kind to her : in child-  bcod. Many of the most lo .-ing - and  thankful words ever added by ��������� Hci  Majesty's own hand to the 'Court Circular' have been tributes of esteem and'  gratitude to some good servant who  has 'gone before.' "  A strange institution, but one that  works admirably, was orgahizodby the ���������  qu^en an.l Prince Albert early in thsii  married life at Windsor Castle. Il is  known as thi Committee of the Queen j  Household, and is ooinpo:-.ed of the  higher officers who serve in the royal  establishment. All domeslic differ-  ences "ami back-stair bickerings are  laid: before this little court. Its members go to: the root of every quarrel  and complaint, and give judgment upon I hem. ' Very serious cases.are laid,  with the judgment of the committee,'  before the queen herself.  In addition to modern rules for (he  guidance ot (ha queen's servants, there  hings in the beivants' hall at Windsor  Castle, tin old black-letter document,  on Which is printed tho following  twelve good rules, found in'tha Study  of Charles f, of best Memory.:  Profane  no  divine  ordinance.  Touch no State matters.  Urge no healths.  Pick no quarrels. >  .Maintain no ill opinions.  Encourage  no  vice.  Repeat  no grievances.  Reveal  no secrets.  Mike  no compa risons. ������  -Ceep no  bad company.  Make no long meals.  Lay no wagers.  These rules observed will maintain  Thy peace and everlasting gain.  HAS TO ASK HIS  WIFE.  ..Not a married man in Vienna ,s allowed   to  go  up  in  a balloon vithouf  the- formal   consent   of his  wifo    am  children.  * V  &,  JO  Kst  O-  Is  !>���������>  i  ft-  .J4'  n  - Sho had often noticed him before. He  , always sat in the same spot, with bow-  -ed head and a crayon in his hand. Be-  ���������side him were the pictures ho had  ���������drawn, no mere daubs, crude in color,  and sketchy in treatment, but real artistic gems. Strange that a man of  genius should be reduced to   this.  She was young, beautiful and, wealthy. 'What-could she have in common  with a street artist, however great his  talent? She did not like poverty, sor-  ��������� row or affliction, in any shape or form.  If it came prominently before her she  stepped aside with a shudder; .it undoubtedly had the power to ruffle momentarily the surface of hor lotus-eating existence.  To-day she had a better opportunity  of examining, his work than she had  'ever had before. She had been passing  an idle hour in the park at a time not  'consecratod to fashion, and as she  ���������sauntered through (he gate on her  homeward way her eyes rested upon  some of the artist's recently completed  sketches,  and lingered   there.  Five minutes���������ten minutes passed���������  and still she i remained chained to tho  spot,-her gaze fascinated by the scene  beforo her. It represented an old-fashioned churchyard, with' a little ivy-clad  ���������church nestling among tho tree's. But  it was not' upon the sacred edifice that  her eyes were riveted, but on a gravo  which, from its beauty of design and  somparativety recent structure, stood  ��������� -apart from the others, which were all  more of" less in different stages of  ��������� -decay.  The artistr following his own poetic  ��������� fancy, had made three studies of i the  grave as it appeared is summer, autumn and winter. The first showed  it almost smotliered in flowers. Climbing 'roses clambered over the base and  wound about the exquisitely oarved figure of the angel, who stood erect with  ���������outstretched wings and ��������� hands pointing to the skies. In the next sketch  .no trace of the roses remained, but in  their place the tomb was strewn with  withered leaves, emblematic of the de-  ���������oay of life's hopes. The third showed  the leafless branches of the trees, waving in ghostly fashion over the windswept taonument, which now stood  alone' in stately grandeur, unhidden by  any earthly shroud. The gleaming figure of the angel, denuded of all earth's  favors, still pointed triumphantly upward in reminder of the life everlasting, which was still further exemplified by the inscription, " Till the Day  Break," which" waa carved in rateedlet-  ters on the pedestal.  The heart of the beautiful woman  was stirred with a strange emotion. She  had! not seen the original for ten long  years. c  "You seem to know1 thispart of the  country well,' "she said, addressing the  artist, who looked up startled as her  musical tones fell on his ear. " This  is .certainly a faithful portraiture."  "It ought to be," he remarked, "the  design was executed by me.'"  " By you ?" she exclaimed, amazed.  " Surely not 1 That was the work of  a   rising  artist   already  famed  in  his  ,   profession, not "  " Not by a street'picture maker who  craves your charity," he roplied, with  a touch of bitterness. " You are right.  But strange as it may appear, I, too,  was once honored and respected, but  I had the misfortune to be unfortunate.  It is a crime that the world never forgives'.'  He> drew his sombrero still further  oyer his eyes, but not before she had  time to notice, than his handsome, hag-'  gard features, bore traces of, refinement, and that his voice had a cultured ring. After all, it was none of her  business, she argued; yet, as she dropped a coin in the box, her eyes still  rested lingeringly on tho pictures.  " I���������I like these," she said slowly, unwillingly almost it seemed. " I know  this part of Cornwall well. What  would you charge for three duplicate  copies  of  the  sketches ?"  "- Mydays of fixed prices are ai thing  . of the past,'- the artist replied with cold  courtesy.   " The remuneration  I would  leave entirely to you."  " Very well. Bring them next week  to this'address. Wait,' I will-put an  hour, so that you may find me home."  She handed him the card, and with a  slight   inclination   passed   on.  Gilbert Gerard's heart was filled with  bitterness, and���������curious' anomaly��������� the  more so when on examining the box  he found a bright gold piece among  the pence and halfpence. A previous  . glance at the bit-of pasteboard had  shown him that it bore, the name of  - Mrs. Vivian, and that the address was  Eaton Square.  He faintly remembered the name as  that of a brilliant beauty who had first  dazzled the fashionable world some! ten  years ago, and he saw that she was  now in the zenith of her charms." .  For 'the next few days he worked  hard at tho sketches," though, of ''course,'  not entirely deserting his old haunt,  and, on the day appointed he took them  to Mrs. Vivian.        ���������     '  Shn received him graciously enough,  but Gerard, who was sensitive to a  "fault, winced at the shade of patronage, which he fancied he' detected in  her nnnner. He thought she would at  least l/es/ow a word of? praise upon his  norV, which loft nothing to be desir  ed from point of finish of fineness of  execution. But in this he; was doomed  to disappointment, for she glanced at  them  carelessly  and laid  them  aside.  Gerard felt a cold chill steal over  him. Yet what could he expect? This  was a woman of the world, and her  emotions must necessarily be of a transient nature���������here to-day and gone tomorrow. He thrust the closed envelope  she gave him savagely into his breast  pocket, and did not open it until the  following morning. ' Ho certainly had  no reason to complain of want of generosity as he fingered^ the notes, which  amounted to ������20. He gazed at them  long, buried in profound thought, then  a wild longing came over him to escape from his shackles and buy back  self-respect and" all that made life  worth   living.  Ho pondered long into the night, and  it was not until the first rosy streaks  of dawn illumined the heavens that  he laid aside his briarwood, and stretching himself, upon his camp-bedstead,  fell asleep. Ho was a man of impulse.  Once laving made up his mind to a  certain course he never wavered in its  fulfillment, and from henceforth his  "pitch" knew him no more.,. That  week1 he modeled an exquisite portrait  of his fair patroness from memory, and  begged  her  acceptance  of  it.  Even the spoilt, beauty felt a thrill  of pleasurable emotion as she noticed  the subtle flattery expressed in every  curve of the medallion. She compared  it' favorably with portraits' of herself  by two of the most eminent academicians, and felt that it would be" ungrateful not to' give Mr. Gerard sittings.    , , ,       _  " Who could have imagined you were  such a genius ?" she said laughingly,  some weeks later when the 'picture was  nearing completion. Gerard, in his silk  blouse, and irreproachable get-up, with  all tho paraphernalia of art surrounding, him, and, the .aristocratic air, .of  " Royal Kensington" permeating the  tasteful studio, seemed altogether a different order of being from Gerard the  street artist. '     ',  He painted on assiduously. Mrs. Vivian glanced at him_ curiously, hor interest in him growing deeper. , She  wished to,lift the veil of mystery which  surrounded lthis man, who'was.so different from the satellites which revolved around her, and of 'whom sho  grew so weary. Thero was, something  grand in his air of stern ^lfrrepres-  sion, she thought, although she would  have wished him to be more communicative.  "Wilt you think me'very impertinent, Mr. Gerard, if I mention something that has been exercising my mind  for some time past ? It is this. On the  first day I ,.made your acquaintance  through seeing the sketches you had  drawn of- my father's grave, and expressed my surprise, you replied that  the design had been your. own.   Now,  lor which spread over your face; that  was enough._for me."  Mrs. Vivian blushed as she cast at  him one of her speaking upward  glances. " You are always making  wonderful discoveries," she remarked,  " I wonder what the next one will be?"  " Shall I tell you ?" asked Gerard,  meaningly, gazing at her with all his  soul  in  bis  eyes.  But the beauiy shook her head and  vouchsafed no reply. He must have enlightened, her, however, on a subsequent occasion, for some months later  society was' electrified at the news  that the lovely Mrs. Vivian, at whose  feet princes had languished in vain,  had married an obscure artist of whom  they had never even heard.  But Mrs. Gerard was sublimely indifferent to praise or blame. When a  more than usually venomous remark  reached her ears, she glanced at her  handsome husband and delivered herself of the following aphorism: " To  the/ discoverer belongs the benefit of  his' discovery. If I discovered your  genius you discovered my heart. I put  it to the world which was the greater  feat of the two ?"  A NEW QUADRUPED.   '  An Animal Rrsemnltngan Ant-Enter Fonud  . In l'atngonln.  In these latter'days, when people are  constantly hearing of tho threatening extinction of various tribes of animals, tho news of the discovery of  an entirely new species of quadruped  is startling. ' The fact of the existence of'a, hitherto unknown animal  has been brought to light by Dr. Flor-  entino' Ameghino, who for some timo-  past has had reports of ��������� a mysterious  creature of nocturnal habits brought  to him by several Indians and a few  years ago the late Ramon Lista, while  hunting in the interior of Santa Cruz,  was startled by the .appearance of a  strange animal, which he described to  Dr. Ameghino "as a pangolin without  scales and covered with reddish hair."'  Lista shot at' the creature, but it was  apparently bullet proof for it disappeared into the . brushwood and although instant search was made no  trace of the animal was to b8 found.  As no further evidence was forthcoming,' Dr. Ameghino'was inclined to  think that naturalist's had been deceived, but ha has just received a  skin from South " Patagonia which  proves that Lista was correct in his  statement. On examination the ossicles ;which were embedded in the skin  "like paving stones in a street," proved  that the animal evidently belonged to  on looking over some papers recently, ,|. the pangolins or scaled anteaters, fa-  I found the original estimate,, and the miliar to naturalists; but-instead of lie-  artist's name was not Gerard. Wore I ing scaly it is covered with coarse, red-  youthen working under a pseudonym?" I dish gray hair, while the1 skin itself,  - ' 'Yes." The reply came stern and j which is two centimetres thick, is so  cold from Gibert Gerard's set lips,' as j remarkably tough that it can only bo  ho laid down his brush and crossed ! cut with a hatchet. This explains why  the room. " I was working" under, an the bullet had no effect upon it.  alias, but not a voluntary, one. If you ...It is hoped that a living specimen of  will "deign to listen I will give you,  in as few words as possible, an outline of the history of my life. I would , tion to the zoo would be a matter for  not, at all events, like you to regard   congratulation.  >-���������-  I  I  I  ������  I  Young Folks.  ������������������������������������*���������������������������*������������������������������������- ���������������������������������������������- ������������������������  A  QUESTION.      ,   ,  If you will kindly  tell me, please.  What animal I   am,  I shall be very  thankful��������� r'   ���������  I'm grandma's "blessed   lamb.'  "'My brother  Archie says  "that kid"  Upsets our whole big house,  And when I tease my grandpa  I'm just his "little mouse."  I give my aunt Bess a letter,'and  She says, "thank you, my deer."  And then I'm papa's "monkey,"  Which certainly is queer.  And Uncle Charlie says I'm stubborn  As a "good  sized  mule;"  My mamma calls me hor "sweetheart"  ,    When I've been good ail school.  Now, this is all confusing  To a man who is so wee,  1 call myself just "Teddy;"  Pray,  what  would you  call me?  BILLY'S CRUTCH.     ,  "Will you please buy my geranium,  Six?"  If a musical voice, a bright face and  a beautiful plant, all belonging to a  young girl with dimpled cheeks and  laughing blue eyes, will not bring a  man to a standstill, then it must be  that he is hurrying through the world  too fast and wants nothing to come into' his life that will gladden hia heart  and-ienew his youth.  cTcame to a full stop and would not  have missed that sight for a great deal.  As the 'girl stool, theie, on that bright  October morning, it was difficult) to  tell.where the sunshine left off .and  where the - girl began. ' They seemed  made for each other) it was a perfect match, with the dividing line  hard to discern.  "Have you any objection to tell me  your name?"  "O,   no,    sirl   My name's    Gertrude  Wilton."     '       ,  "Whal'a beautiful geranium you have  therel"  "Isn't .it   lovely?" :  "Indeed it is, and tho finest I ever  stiw. Where did you get- it?"  '"About three years ago a lady left  a slip''lying on the scat in a horse car.  I look it home, got the richest dirt I  could find, put it in this old paint can  and then sot the slip in it, and It began  growing right away. I've given it  plenty of water to "drink and kept it  m tha sunshine as much as possible."  "Why, 1 should think you would love  it dearly."  "Love   itl   I guess I  "do   love it.   It  seems just   like apart of myself."  "Well, my   dear, if   you love it   so  procured, nor a great while to get tin '  keeper of the store as much interested _  as I was in tho girl's story.    'Just thf.  right kind of a crutch was found ane  a minimum pi ice was put upon itl  "Well,"   I said,  "I'll give  you that '  much for the geranium, Gertrude, and  it's veiy oheap at that."  "O, thank, you," she said, and her  eyes fairly danced with gladness. "I'll  take the ci utch, please, but Billy must- '  not know a word about whero it came  from. Isn't it just splendid to help  God  answer Billy's piayer?"  The moisture in my eyes didn't subside one bit, as I said:  "I want you to do me a favor, Gertrude. I am hundreds of miles away /  from tho place where I live, and I  can't carry, this plant around with  me. Would it be too much troubk  for you to keep it for me?" V  "What, do you want mo to take  care of it for, you?" I  "Yes, my dear, if it will not be too  much trouble." <-  "O you splendid man, youl I'll be  glad to do it, and I'll take just as good  care of it as I di,d when it was mine."  I carried  the  plant,' while  she    carried  the  crutch, and    after   reaching  the house,  Billy was  called in  to see  me,  while    Gertrude    smuggled      the  crutch into  his room  and came  back  with a face   as happy   as a face   could  be,  but never betraying  to Billy,    by  word or   look,  that  she had been answering  Billy's  prayer.  .   To sum it   all up,   Billy got a, new  crutch and he is the happiest crippl*  in the big city.     Gertrude helped answer his prayer    and    a happier   gir.' .,  doesn't, live.    I own    the  handsomest  geranium bush I ever saw and theoni".  who takes care of it for me is  as  prout-'1  as I am of that plant.  this.interesting quadruped will be ob-  m^oh;���������pray  teU me why you, want to  tained before very long. Such an addi-=  me as- an imposter."  "That I could never do; your work  speaks for itself."  "It has never been allowed to till  now,'-   he  replied  gloomily,   " When   1 i  WORK AND ROYALTY.  It is a great mistake to suppose that  to be domestic is of necessity a bour-  completed   my   art   education  I was  a I geois characteristic.   A    writer points  young     * " -   -       !i'  '  n,      f . fel{������7i   w.it-hou,t , ?,6ans.',, and ' outi that all of Queen' Victoria'sdaugh-  therefore  gladly  joined  lots    with    a i , , .   .       ��������� ,        , ������ ,  sculptor who had already made a name  ters were ta������irkt to cook and sew and  in the profession. We shared the same ' make themselves useful. The Princess of  Wales knows all about scientific dress  cutting, and another princess was not  long ago initiated into all the mysteries of the professional hairdresser's  art. "There is no better judge of  needlework in the kingdom than Princess Christian," says the writer referred to. "Many of the designs used in  the Royal School of Art Needlework  are from the clever pencil of Princess  Louise, Marchioness of Lome. Princess Alice, mother of the present Empress of Russia, used to cut her child-  aen'a clothes and trim their hats in the  far-back days when she was Grand  Duchess of Hesse and was suriounded  by the   little ones.   Princess Henry,of  studio,   and   in  a   very short    time 1  learned   tho    reason   of   my   so-called  friend's  kindness  and generosity.      I,  like soveral others before mo, was the  monkey employed to pull tho chest nuts  out of the fire.   He was a man of great  plausibility  and  succeeded  by  dint  of  puteh   in  getting n good many  orders.  Beyond this,  and  inscribing his  name  on the finished work, his responsibility ceased.    In the case of your father's  tomb I revolted and said that it should I  be known  as my work.   Then  ensued :  or first quarrel, and I suggested that ���������  woc, should  part.   The  monument  was j  then all but finished.   On tho same day '  T- was  driving a   .very    fidgety mare,  when suddenly she bolted on the brow  of a hill, and I was pitched out.on my  head.   They  carried  me lo^a hospital,  concussion   of  the brain" followed,  and  for about a year my mind was a perfect  blank.    When   I recovered   Twent  down  to Cornwall, and, as I expected,  there stood the monument bearing tho  usual  signature.     What  could  I   do?  My   long   illness  had  cost   thousands,  for it took the best men in London to  pull   me   together,   and  their   charges  aro not modest.   This coupled with an  unlucky investment, completed my misfortunes.   The few friends I had made  deserted  me,   as   friends  are   wont   to  do, and genius, if it pleases you to dignify my efforts by that name, is worse  than useless without money and.without influence.   If I   had    pointed out  statues  in   public  places as  my  work  I should have   been  openly  ridiculed,  and   people  would   have said  that, my  mind   had   not   recovered   its   bnlinno.  And so'I. drifted on to what you found  mo,  a man   to  whom  existence  was  a  living death.    You rescued me from the  slough  of despond,   and my  future is  yours to mold as you will.   I desire no  belter fate.'  He raised her hand to his lips,  and  she made no resistance.   ,- ,      ���������  " Don't idealize me, pray," she said,  with a little nervous laugh. "T don't  deserve it. I never aspire to be more  than a social butterfly, arid as such only  seek the sweetness of life and none of  its giill���������that is to say, voluntarily."  '���������''.' You altogether belie yourself," returned Gerard, gravely. "You belong  to the really fewl fine natures which  are incapable of appreciating their own  nobility. At present it is incrusted  with ah element of worldly cynicism  ind hardness, -which, however, lies only  on tho surface and does not represent  your true self at' all. Although you  expressed no word of sympathy at the  Battenberg is a skillful embroiderer,  besides being an artist and musician.  Domesticity has not proved a  bar to culture in the > case of  any of these highly placed  women. The Empress Frederick of  Geimany is one of the most intellec-  tu il and cultured women in the world,  but she is also an adept in the domestic arts. Sho is a sculptress and can  cleverly wield the brush, as well .as  her sister, the Marchioness of Lome.  So here is a shining example in high  places. And if we take a step down to  duchesses, marchionesses, etc., we  sh'ill find that bluo blood is usually  associated with a taste for true British domesticity. The Duchess of Aber-  corn can sew beautifully,' The Duchess of Sutherland can cook and make  a. gown. Sho often designs hor own  dresses. The Marchioness of Londonderry, ono of England's: most famous  beauties, is a. utilitarian of the first  water."  ONErSHQVEL SYSTEM.     .       ;  After two months of experimenting  with the so-called one-shovel system the  managers of the Rock Island Railroad  Company have decided to use the sys-!  tern throughout the whole line. The.  primary value of the scheme is said to  be its economical use of coal and consequent large saving of money to the  company. Incidentally, too, the comfort' of the passengers will probably be  largely increased by an almost total  ahsen.ee of smoke and cinders. In the  new (System the fireman is required to  put only    one    shovelful of coal at a  time���������about  every 30 seconds���������on  the  .......   ���������_,. ���������       fire, instead of piling in a lot of fuel  recital of my wrongs, I noticed the pal-|at longer intervals.  "'O, 1 wouldn't let it got if I did not  want' to help God answer Billy's  prayer*. Don't you think it splendid to  help anawer somebody's prdyers?"  "How do you know I believo in prayer?"  "O, I am sure you do, you have such  a prayerful  look."  Ghe broke out into a, merry laugh,  and I joined her  in it as I said:  "Yes, I do believe in prayer. Now  tell me who Billy is?"  As I made this request a joyous look  came into her face, and her large blue  eyes shone with "delight; and as tho  dimples deepened in her cheeks I beheld a pictuie that was worth going a  long way   to see.  " What, Billy? Oh, he's the nicest and  best little.fellow in the city!   Why, he  is goodness, sunshine, and inusio all in  one lump. Somebody let him diop when  ho was quite young andl broke his hip,  and ever  since he has been  a cripple.  But his leg is the only crooked thing  about h.in. My mother says that Billy s  mother was the best Christian she ever  knew.   Well, when she died   last year  eveiyboly   in     our       tenement-house  wanted to adopt Billy; so, you see; he  bjlongs to all of us.   Ho pays his way  by idling newspapers, ana uoonowith  good legs can gc around   livelier than  Billy can with a crutch.   ��������� But yesterday his ctutch caught  in a hole in the  sidewalk, broke in two and let him fall.  He managed to get into the hou~e and  was not  hurt.   Well,   last  night, just  as I was  going  to   bed, 1 heaid  Billy  praying.   His   room is    next to   mine  ana  only  a board partition   between���������  so I could    hear it    all.   Oh, I     shall  never forget  his    words    as he    said:  'Dear, Lord,    I've    never      complained  about my broken hip, and I am willing  to go through   life with it, but I can't  get on    without     a crutch.      I've    no  money to   get   another,    and   I  don't  know who to- ask, sol please, dear. Lord,  send   me another one.. Mother    always  told'mo to go    to you when. I was in  trouble,  and  to I como   now.      Please  dear    Lord,    answer  my    prayer    for  Jesus' sake.. Amen.' ��������� . '  "1 laid awake a good while thinking  of that prayer, and it was the first  thing I thought of this morning, and  I began wondering if I couldn't do  something lo help God answer Billy's  prayer. Well,. while I was wondering  I saw my geranium, and then I said:  'Oh, maybe I can sell it! andget enough  to buy another crutchl'  "Now you know who Billy is and  why I want to sell my. geranium.  Won't you please buy  it?"  I was greatly moved and interested  and I'll own up to a great) deal of moisture about my eyes, as I inquired:  "How tall is Billy?"  "O," she quickly responded, "I've  got the measure of his old crutch, if  that is what you mean."  "Yes, that is just what I mean; so  if you please, Gertrude, we'll go and  see about  a crutch." ,  It did not take us long to find a  store  where  such  things  were to,  be  PHYSICAL CULTURE FOR GIRLS.'  ���������  The need of the day, is for a higher ,  physical development of girls and youngr  women.   The world  Has  moved  along,  and  the  fair sex" to  a certain  extent,  havo gone with it, so says 'an exchange.  But it has been rather an intellectual  development   than a physical one. The  women ' have "stepped   into   the  places   -  formerly  occupied  by men,  and,taken  all in all have held their own very well.  But in this they have shown only their  mental capabilities.    There can be little  doubt  but  that  physically women  have  been  comparatively    at  a standstill.   There is,  to be sure, a move in  the   right   direction,   but   it  will   take ���������  a long time to  effect a permanent or  far-reaching  result.  Girls do not sacrifice either maiden,  ly modesty or refinement by indulging  in athletics, and tho  tendency should  be to encourage exercise that will develop  a more  rugged  constitution.  In  this way girls will find themselves pos- ,  sessod    not    only    of     the   increased  strength   necessary    to  support   them  during I.Qie days when they are called  to business occupations, but they will  have the,strength to'sustain the burdens and trials of wifehood and mater-    '  nity, and of all the responsibilities of  home making when that important time  shall arrive.  Therefore, girls go in for all tho  training you can stand, and if thero  are enough, club together and have  meetings at each other's homes and  study and practice home athletics, and  whenever an opportunity affords take  ib out doors, for that is the most valuable.  HUMILIATING A RIVAL.  It is not a mooted question in Parsia  whether women "dress for the eyes of  men or those of women, as there only .  women see women, at parties.     In her,'  book,  "Through Persia on a Side-Saddle," Miss Sykes, writing of the women  of Teheran, the capital of Persia, confesses that ever Mohammedan isolation  does not    prevent women from  being  envious of other    women if    they are  dressed better, than  themselves.     Sho  writes:  1 was told that many of the fine  ladies would give large sums in the  European shops of Teheran for any  brocade of silk which struck their  fancy, and would wear it at the next  party to which they invited their  friends, flaunting the new toilette ostentatiously before them to fire their  jealousy. ,  Usually, however, one of the guests  would pay her hostess our by buying  some more of the same material, and)  having it made up for one of her siav-  women. She then would invite a  large company to tea, and ihe cupM'  would l>o handed round "by a negresa  adorned in the rich .silk with which  the former hostess is arrayed.  Later on the slave would, dance before the gu?sts. Tho. great'lady, who.  had been invitjd to be mortified, would  be both disappointed and huniilated.  The lady who had given tha party  would be pleased at vexing the rival.  EXPENSIVE SPARKS.  According to one British firm, who  are famed all over tha world for their  minufacturo of fireworks, the amount  spent,  on the  display  of  fireworks  in  connection  with    Her .'Majesty's. Jubilee was $130,000.   The display at  the  close  of the Crimean  War cost: $500,-  000.     Tha    largest  individual    exhibitions by tha  firm  wrere  given  on  the  Tagus for tho Portuguese Government  tha .second in 1888 costing ������50,00!"), while  thai first, which was made on  tlie occasion of ihs marriage  in  188(1 of- the  King, (hen Grown Prince, of Portugal,  cost half that amount.    The display at  Delhi, when the Qu������.Fn was'proclnimed  Empress of India,  cost   ������17,500.   Some  of (he most costly fireworks are those  produced at the Crystai ifalace.   Thus,  at  a  benefit  recently,  the    exhibition  lasted from 30 to  35 minutes,  but    it  co:t ������7,500, or about ������250 per minute. ttbe fining "Review  SATURDAY JANUARY 21, 3899,  ' IN THE JUNGLE.  The Toronto Mail and Empire basi s  an editorial on tho report of the mining outputs of the Slocan and Trail  Creek districts that appeared in The  Mining Review, stating that "the Slocan remains the ricnest producing  mining region in British Columbia,"  and the Rossland Miner says, ''this is  palpably an error." Tlie Miner will  not question   tho   statements of The  Review because it knows   we are on  the spot to prove what we say;  but it  does question the same statements in  the Mail and Empire, because it thinks  fc'that   that   paper   may  not have the  figures at ready command  to   verify  what it says,   The Mail and Empire  told  the truth in every essential, and  we advance the pi oof.   The Rossland  print says that the output of the 24  Slocan mines in 1898 was but $2,550,-  669.   The Miner took for its foundation  the shipments via Kaslo, but they are  not all the shipments of the Slocan,  there are the heavy C. P. B. shipments  to be taken into account.    The total  shipments of the Slocan last year were  31,254J tons, and Mr. Carlyle placed in  his 1S97 report the value of its ore, at  present prices, at $110 per ton, which  would represent ������3,437,995 for our total  against ������2,804,758 given by  the Miner  itself as the   total value of the Trail  Creek output that   year.    Here is a  .difference'" of $633,237 in favor of the  Slocan.   Will the Miner show wherein  this is untrue ?   If it cannot, the Mail  and  Empire  figures   remain  unchallenged.   It is true the gross tonage is  84,614  in favor of  Trail Creek,   but  what does that amount to?   It is values in ore   that capitalists are after  and not tonage of rock.   Slocan ore is  worth,  at present prices, $110 a ton  and Trail Creek ore   is  worth S24.03.  ' Here is where the importance of the  Slocan comes in.     Because the Trail  Creek division exports a greater bulk  of ore than ike Slocan does, the Miner  says :  . "From these comparisons it will be  seen that the Mail and Empire is  wrong in its deductions that the Slocan  division is the richest producing district in British Columbia."  No honorable.print would resort to a  misleading dodge like this. It is infinitely better to acknowledge dofeat_  and let the world know it. Itossland  is a good camp, but the one-half of its  greatness is the result of advertising  and blowing���������that of the Slocan is the  result of its shipments and cash returns therefor.  When the Mail and Empire say:*  that the Payne pays more dividends  than all of the ItcsslanJ mines put together, it tells the naked truth, and we  challenge the Minor to an honest comparison. Let the Miner deduct all the  costs of producing its ������2,804,758 worth  of ore, till the net results are known,  and estimate the percentage of profit  on the actual money sunk in its properties, and it has then a fair comparison for dividends with the Payne's 91,-  450,000 of ore produced by 100 men on  a property that cost but SS0.000. If  the dividends are not manifold in favor  of the Payne, we will at once yield the  point. Come, friend Miner, either go  into the figures at once, or acknowledge that Ilossland's superiority consists of newspaper -wind, which the  outside world is gradually commencing to learn to be the fact.  tin's calibre   would do  this,   but   he  should not have been, in his perversion  of   the   statutes,   supported    by   the  l-loii.-o.   The latter should have shown  Borne respect lor the law0 of the country, if Martin does not.  ,   There is a defence for passing a Bill  muzzling  the  courts in   Deane's case  and putting wlf his trial until after the  session,   as nothing   has been shown  against the validity of his candidature,  nnd the returning officer,   in his election,   gave him   a majority of votes.  Were the Bill calculated to be a permanent Act,staying all trial proceedings  against any  and all  elections during  sittings of the House, it would be  defensible, but indefensible as the matter  50C. 50C.  GOLD WATCH  New  stands, and should have been defeated.  Though Mr. Green was elected as a  general supporter of the government  party, he was never bound to support  it in acts of this kind and should have  voted againt this measure. Ot course  the licut.-gbvernor showed unseemly  haste in waiting at the Chamber to as-  assent to the Bill as soon as it was  passed, but this is onlj in line with  his past record���������a sort of "cat after  kind," as it were.  Bafore coming into power Mr. Laur-  ier and associates used, to shout themselves   hoarse   over the necessity  for  "Free Trade as they had it in England"  and   reduced  taxation  and   expenditures.   Here is the result.   In 1895-G,  the last year of the "Tories," the taxation was $36,018,590, or S7.20 per capita  of the population,   and   the expenditures $36,949,142, or S7.3S per capita.  Last year, however, our taxation wag  $40,555,238 or $8.11 per capita, and expenditure $38,832,526, ������r $7.76 per capita.   Now,  why cannot  even Liberals  be honest, and if they cannot improve I eminent in proposing ��������� to pass legisla-  -    iV - m   -      ' "'     tionth at-will prohibit Americans and  These watches are solid 14-carat  gold, and our usual list price for  them here in England is ������5 ($25)  each, but to introduce our enormous Catalogue, we will send you  this watch free if you take advantage of our marvellous offer.   If  You -.rant one, write us without  deliy.   With your letter send us  50   cents   International   Money  Order, for wnlch wo will send you  a solid silver brooch,worth $1, md  our offer.   After you receive the  beautiful watch, we shall expect  you  to show it to your friends,  and call their attention to this  advertisement,    This   watch   is  sent free on registered  post on  your complying with our advertisement and our oiler, and is warranted for five years.   Address-  WATCHMAKEKS' ALLIANCE  ' <fc ERNEST GOODE'S STOKES,  .LiTD., 184 Oxford St.London, Eng.  ' Money returned If not more than  satisfied.'  , i  UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL.  15 Princes St., Birmingham, Eng.  "I thank you very   much  lor  the  beautiful watch  you sent me free el  charge.      I have  tested  It for  nlno  months and it never varies ono half-a-  mlnute from one week's  end to an-  othor."���������E. Wilks.  "To glvo away a Gold Wnteh worth  $25 is certainly a splendid ndvertise-  ment.but as thoWatelimakcrs'Alliance  Is the largest firm ol watchmakers In  England,they can afford it."--KditorX.  Be sure and address your letter, 184,  Oxfoiu) STittinr, London, England.  Make money order payable to H. H.  Idle, eashier.  - I have opened on Ecco Avenue,  ��������� ' opposite Clifton house,- in Tin-  ware, Ac. I am prepared to do  aLl kinds of jobbing for mines or  fa,niillcs. Rates reasonable, and  tho beet of work guaranteed.  H. J. RoKertson.  If yon do not he will steal  your health and ruin your  home.   You can do it with  .  Lambert's  Syrup of Douglas Pine  All druggists sell it at 25c.  a bottle.  on the record of the Tories honestly  say so. There are a few things in  this connection it may not be out of  place to say: One is, ourtexpenditures  cannot be perceptibly reduced without  cutting off public works necessary to  develop new parts of the country, and  secondly our diminished taxation is  contingent upon reduced   expediture  other aliens from working placer  claims in the Atlin district. As a  matter of fact, legislation cannot well  be made retro active and affect aliens  who aecure interests there before the  passing- of such legislation; but if  such an act be passed so as to hove  effect in the future,   the   Americans  Croft's Blend���������the best Scotch  Whiskey in Canada at the  Clifton.  John Buckley, Proprietor.  I. O. O. F.  Silver City Lodge, No. 39, meets every Friday evenlng.at 7.30 o'cloek.ln Crawford's hall.  M. L. GRIMMETT, N. (J.  N. J. GARBUTT, V. G.  A. HABLOW, Ree. Sec.  toidtend������UrnlnS brothors cordially Invited  and diminished public improvements,  have but themselves to blame for most  Of course, expenditures and consequent taxation mi ay be reduced by  simplifying government, but not  enough to make the sweeping reductions promised by the Liberals in opposition.  'THE B. C. LEGISLATURE.  The B. C. government, on Wednesday of last week, passed a Bill declaring   J. D. Prentice the   member   for  Lilooet, though the supreme court was  to have sat on his case  a day or  two  after, and would, if the representations  are  correct, have   declared him  not  elected.     The petition  against Prentice's return sets forth that his name  was not on the Provincial Veters' List.  Now, the law of the province distinctly  states  that no man can be eligible for  election to the House whose name is  not oh the Voters' List, and, of course,  Joseph Martin,  the   attorney-general,  knows this.   His Act, then, is simply  declaring a man to be a member, who  was  never eligible for election; and  this was done to save his government  from defeat.   How can a man���������an attorney  general���������who,   of  all   others,  ought to respect the law, expect the  public to respect  the statutes of the  country  when he himself  knowingly  tramples them under foot for political  prestige.   -No one but a man  of, Mar-  It is generally thought that on account of the present  advantageously  friendly relations between Great Britain and China and Japan,  the British  I government   will urge   the   Canadian  government   to disallow any British  Columbia Acts restricting the operation of  mines here   by   Chinese and  Japanese   labor.     This   will not   do.  Great Britain   and   Canada are both  interested in seeing British Columbia  properly settled and our mines properly worked,   both of which are an impossibility, if white labor is to be subjected  to the competition of Mongolians.   The employment of these people  simply means     the   starving   out   of  white labor.     The   British Columbia  government   and    the  B.   C.   people  should show the Canadian-government  aud, through  the latter, the Imperial  authorities, that they cannot afford  to  have the industrial   interests of  this  province ruined for the purpose of appeasing a'sentiment   elsewhere.   No,  Great Britain   will have   to patch up  peaceable understandings with China  and Japan through some other avenues  than   the   ruination of industries   in  this Province.  of the hardship. They have themselves an alien labor law enforced for  years that has, time and again, debarred Canadians on the frontier from  working across the lines. This being  the case they cannot cry loudly over  retaliation. For our part we would  like to see reciprocity in labor as well  as in ores, and many other iines; but  if tho Americans first shut their gates  they cannot well blame Canadians,for  following their example.  | The D. & L.  ,, EMULSION  TheB. &L.  EMULSION  Is thcbestiuii most Palatable preparation of  1    Cod I.iyerCil.agrcelnR.withthe nioit delicate  stomachs.  The D. & L.  EMULSION  Is prescribe*! iy  the leading physicians of  Canada.  The D, & L. EMULSION  Is a marvellous flesh producer and will give  you an appetite.   50c������ $1 per Bottle.  Be sure you pot j   DAVIS & LAWRENCE  thcgenuln*    J   ..   CO., Limited, Montreal  M. L. Grimmett, ll. b.  Notary  Barrister,    Solicitor,  Public, Etc.,  Sandon,    B. C.  B  f.  1   ~m J ^������ "< ">iiTW~>������'^j"IJXj *j i  The Vancouver Province says that it  is continually annoyed with stories  about prominent people in that city,  and generally when it investigates it  finds no foundation for the reports in  fact. Wc take it that this the experience of all local journals. AVe know  that if we were, week in and week out,  to take the "dvice of friends and write  accordingly, we would have every man,  woman and child an Ishmaelite���������that  is, with every man's, woman's and  child's hand against every one else's  hand. The proper course for a journal  is to pour oil on the troubled water,  except where public interest is concerned, and even then after investigation to take that course only that is  calculated to do the public the most  good.   .  A sharp stinging1 pain  In the back���������you think it  doesn't amount to anything-���������be all. right in a  few days���������but it doesn't  get all right���������kidneys are  not doing' their duty, and  the poisonous matter that  rliey ought to. remove is  going- all- through the system���������causing rheumatism,  gfout, dyspepsia, head-'  aches, backaches���������all sorts'  of ills. '  Having opened business in the  premises opposite the Clifton house, I  am prepared to do all kinds of Boot  and Shoe Making and Repairing in the  latest and neatest style.  A trial order solicited. Satisfaction  guaranteed.  NO ORDER TOO SMALL  AND NONE TOO LARGJC.  LOUIS, THE SHOEMAKER.  Louis Huppcrten.  Some of our  American friends feel  annoyed at the action of the B. C. gov-  There are three conditions:  When the blood is poor;  When more flesh is needed;  When there  is  weakness  of the throat or lungs.  There is one cure:  that is  Scott's Emulsion.  It contains the best cod-  liver oil emulsified, or digested, and combined with  the hypophosphites, and  glycerine. It promises more  prompt relief and more lasting benefit in these cases than  can be obtained from the  use of any other remedy.  Sir Wilfred Laurier proposes to reform the Senate. The proposed reform  is suggested by the defeat in the Senate of the Yukon It. It. Bill, last session, passed by the House of Commons. The proposed reform is this:  A sort of cumulative vote���������that is to  submit to the united Commons and  Senate any measure passed by the  Commons and rejected by the Senate,  and make the majority of the united  vote decisive. Xow, the preamble of  the B. N. A. Act sets out by saying we  are to have "a Constitution similar in  principle to that of the United Kingdom." Mr. Laurier proposes to make  it dissimilar, a step no constitional  authority will support him in taking.  DOAFS KIDNEY PILLS  Cure the disease by removing the cause.  W.D. Popham, Talbot St., St.Thomas, Ont.,  says: " I have [or a long time-hadserioits  back and kidney trouble. My back was so  stiff and painful that when I sat down Iliad  ��������� to have sometblnir to assist me to fret up.- I  have, taken four boxes of Doan's Kidney  Pills, and they-have taken the stiffness and  pain   from   my back   and   enabled   me   to  .straighten up without'pain or difficulty."  Price 50c. a box, 3 for $1 as, all drug-gists.   I  Tho Doan Kidney Pill Co., Toronto, Ont.       , '  My stock for the fall and winter is  now complete. It embraceseverything  in Ladies' and Children's wear-  Dresses, Corsets, Underwear of every  description. Hats and Trimmings, in  fact ever^ thing for the season found  in a first-class establishment.  Terms reasonable. '  Miss .'Wilson,  ���������Reco Avenue, Sandon.  The business is for sale; good reasons for selling. Living apartments in  connection with-the business.  There will be Taney Dress Carnivals in  evenin gsof th c following dates :  the Sandon Skating  Rink  on  the  CHURCH    NOTES.  50c. and $1.00, all druggists.  SCOTT & BQWNE,Xhemists.Toronto.  Methodist, Rev. A. M. Sanford, A.B.,  pastor.���������Regular services will be held  to-morrow at 11 a. m.  and 7.30 p. m.  Presbyterian.���������Rev. J. Clelland will  preach as usual in the Virginia hall,  to-morrow sit and 7:30 d. m.  Union Sabbath School in the Methodist church at 12:15 p.m., after close |  I of morning services.   Everybody welcome.7 7  Friday, January 20th  Friday, February 3rd  Friday, February 17tli  Friday, March 3rd  PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES.  Bcnefiit���������Saradon Band will be in attendance.  Admission���������adults 50c, children 25c.  ?>  \M  .'������<.  i ���������    IV r.r  ?���������������'  -<&_! I*v  J %  V  p.  h  I'  m *  r  P  \\rhi  IV  B>  R.\  I  K  4 ^  &-  A celebrated physician writes the following on nagging women:  "Nine times out of ten the woman who  nags is tired. Ono time out ot tun sho is  hateful The oases that como under tho  'physician's eye aro thoso of tho women  who aro tired and who havo been tired so  long that they aro 6ulIoring from gouio  form of nervous disease. They may think  they aro only tired, but in fact Hie;,'nro  ill, and it is that sort of illness in which  the will is weukenod and the patients give  way to annoyances that they would ignrro  If In a healt'iy condition. In such c.-?cs  the woman often suffers more from hor  nagging than tho husband or tho children  with whom rho finds fault. She knows sho  floes It. She doos not Intend to do it. Fbo  suitors In her own solf respect whon sho  doci it, und, in tho depths of her 60ul,  longs for soniuthing to stop it.  "Tho condition Is usually brought on by  brokci sleep, improper food, wont of soino  ether ozcrciso than housekooping, and of  enough out of door air nnd practical objective thinking. It Is often the most un-  goiflsh and most affootlonato of women  who fall into this state. They aro too  muoh devoted to thohr families to give  themsolves a bloyolo, for instance, oi  ���������Dough of any healthy exorcise or diversion,  ���������Bough of afternoon naps perhaps. In suoh  euei tha husband if often to blame be*  ���������anse he gives nag for nag instead of look*  b>s straight for the) fundamental cause of  the trouble. There are many cases whan  guch a woman begins by showing a longing for a little more attention, a little  snore tenderness, an invitation to a eon-  cort,or a oozy little dinner out with her hu������*  band. Tho man who doos not tiilco that as  a si, a, ia responsible for protty much all  that follows, and sometimes it -"������������"nts to  something very like criminal >r- -- ..Ability."     '  Tho Art of X.auglis*>-  Do you know'tho art of itiuprhterr A  .little education in the art wsuld not mnko  lctitlilttinl, and one would smcly enjoy it  oil tlu������ inoro if ho could jenlize tlint he  illicit iiii'uiga in mirth without; making  ii'."=i !f Jf ol: so very ugly ns is occasionally il e cnsi- It runs in families sometimes to distort tho face with laughter.' I  V.iowa liiinily who lnugh a great deal.  Tiii'ir eyes uhwiys shut up wlien they do  iso, and it. is tho funniest thing whon oiie  ihiu't. \wth them nnd something mnusing  ib urn! to look around the tablo and seo  rj.ictly tho samo distortion on every faco.  'i here i.s nor mi eye loft in tho family.  Tln-uo sisters whom I know show qui.e  halt nn liu-h of palo pinW gum when they  l:t:-������h. In tiicir picsunco, liko Wendell  Klines, one "no\cr dares to bo ns funny  in urn ' an" for fenr ot Feeing this appalling t, m 1j vi-inn of fun-.s. A littlo training in ciii'duui d would mako their luugh-  Sirn ] lt,is..i)t tiling lo look at, for they all  i..w j rjuy little square teeth, \ury whito  n -1 e'<:i. Henry Ward TSurchor says, "A  gond lnugh ia worth a hundrod groans in  any l.inrkct." and I am ture a protty ono  is worth a thousand.���������Now Orleans Timos-  IlfiiJlOUV.t.  Tlio YVoarljiOBa of Too Much Repose.  Kcpo'su may bo of two sorts���������that of  ftoli.nly and phlegm or that of abnormal.,  ftll control. Lucy Dcsborough in "Tho  Ordeal of Kichnrd Feverul" dies after tho  tcrril.lu btruin ot hor journoy to Richard's  hedsido in Franco ond tho repression, for  the buku of Sir Austin's grandson, of all  the anguish that shu suffers. JRoprossion  exercised ovor nourul safety valves may bo  *ne\il, und repose a dozen times out of  20 is tiio brother to it. Luoy Dcsbor-  oughs do not die evory day, but many  American women, with less noble excuse,  make wrecks of thomselvos from year to  year. By a homoly metaphor thoy may be  ������ni'l to havo banished the rocking chair,  in which thoir'graudmothers rooked away  their surplus nerve vitality, and to have  substituted that less admirably American  thing, tho rest oure, whither how many of  them, if tlie truth weroi told, owe thoir  own banishmont to tho unlucky persistence of thoir attempts to be norvciloss and  roDuseful?���������Soribner's.  Shrink the Haircloth.  Many find that tho economy gown3���������  those that havo been fashioned at home���������  not infrequently give dissatisfaction merely because tho haircloth used in stiffening  the skirt around tho bottom hns not been  previously shrunken. It is a sorry thing  lor the outsido covering when damp weather takes this tusk upon itself, as it is moro  than likoly to do. - ���������  ���������        -   ,  The first woman on record who held a  medical diploma was Anna Momndii Siiiz-  zoni, who in tho middle of the last century  filled the cimir of anatomy in the Univcr-  lity of Bologna. Tho first. English woman  who studied medicine und received a diploma was Siiss Elizabeth Black well, who  graduated at Geneva college, in Nsiw York  slate, in 1840.  Moro use ought to be made of tho admirable faculties of many women. Lord  Etowell romarked, not without sagacity,  "If you pro\ido u larger umountof highly  caltivatod tnlont than thero is a demand  for, tho surplus is vory likely to turn sour."  ���������Francis.  M. Jules Lomaitro, in tho course of the  person al tribute to Baudot which ho paid  In Tho Figaro, said that it was Daudot's  wifo who, by bringing ordor and pouco  Into his IIfo, made him capable of hard  work and beautiful books.  To thaw out potatoes, put them in hot  water. To thaw frozen applos, put them  >n cold water. Neither will keep well'after  being frozen.  Lamps, lanterns, andirons, eta., made of  wrought iron, may be easily oleanod with  a pieco of cotton rag just moistonod with  gtsrosone.  Vanity in women is  forgivable. It  was Nature's intention that woman should be  vain of her personal appearance,  and the woman  who fails of this  fails of her full  womanhood. No  woman should be  satisfied to jro  through the world  with a complexion made hideous  by unsightly  blotches, pimples  and eruptions.  No woman should  be satisfied to  have a sallow,  sickly complexion.  The remedy for these conditions does not  lie in cosmetics. Skin disease is caused by  impurities in the blood, and by nervous  disorders due to weakness and disease of  the distinctly feminine organism. Doctor  Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery is the  greatest of all known blood-purifiers. It  not only drives all impurities from the life-  stream, but fills it with the riph, life-giving  elements of the food. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription acts directly on the delicate  and important organs that bear the burdens  of wifehood and motherhood. It makes  them pure, strong, well and vigorous. A  course of these two great medicines will  transform a weak, sickly, nervous, despond-  ent woman, who suffers from unsightly  eruptions of the skin, into a healthy, happy,  amiable companion, with a skin that is  clear and wholesome. These medicines  are made from herbs and roots, and contain  no minerals of any description. They simply assist the natural processes of assimilation, secretion and excretion. Medicine  dealers sell them.  It is a druggist's business to give you, not  to tell you, what you want.  "About four years ago," writes Thomas Harris, of Wakefield Station, Sussex Co., Va., "my  daughter Helen was afflicted with eczema in a  distressing form. Dr. Tierce's medicines cured  her after all other remedies had failed."  In sending for a free copy of Dr. Pierce's  Common, Sense Medical Adviser, enclose  31 one-cent stamps, to cover customs and  mailing only, if a paper-covered copy is  desired, or 50 stamps for cloth - binding.  Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.  HEALS  'AND SOOTHES  THE  LUMGS  AND  TUBES.   *������&*������  CURES  ' COLDS  *4 QUICKER THAKj  ���������W ANY REMEDY '  KNOWN.  #25!^ BOTTLE  1:AT ALL DRUG,  STORES.  " Last summer I  was troubled with  Sick Headache and  Biliousness, and could not sleep  at night. I tried several doctors  but to no effect, and got completely discouraged. At last I  saw an advertisement telling about  Burdock Blood Bitters. My husband induced me to try it, and today I am using the  third bottle, and can  truly say it has clone  me a wonderful  good.' I feci belter  than I have for years, and am confident I owe my restored health to  B. B. B." "-MRS. EDWARD  BECK, Riverside, N.B. .���������  B.B.B. is the best remedy for  Biliousness, Constipation, Sick  Headaches, Coated Tongue, Liver  Complaint, Jaundice,  Scrofula, Blood  Humors, and all  Diseases of the  Stomach, Liver, Kidneys and Bo-vels.  amount  M.I'.J-t.M.*���������*.'<.,'������.���������.,',.',,,-,,',.,���������,,���������,,*,,.,,, ���������������.���������.,', ,M.,'t.M.f*������.  THE....  SANDON", B. G.  Strictly Fibst-class.'  Furnished Rooms.  Northern Pacific Ry,  THE FAST LINE  TO ALL POINTS.  The Dining Car 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  States and Canada.  SleamBhlp tickets to all parts of the world.  Tickets to China and Japan via Tacoma  nnd Northern Pacific Steamship Co.  TraiiiB depart from Spokane:  No. 1, West at 3.49 p. m., daily.  No. 2, East at 7.30 p. m., dally.  For Information, time cards, maps and  tickets apply to agents of the S. F: <t N.  F. D. GIBBS, Gen. Agent, Spokane, Wash.  A. D. CHARLTON, Asst.Gen. Pass. Agent.  255 Jlorrison St., Cor. 3rd .Portland, Ore.  A new and splendid assortment of seasonable materials for all kinds of garments now  on hand.  SPOKANE'FULLS 8 NORTHERN '.  NELSON 8 FORT SHEPPflRD HY.  -   .     RED DUNTWN RAILWAY  The only All-raill route without change  of cars betwen Nelson and Ross-  ,  '   land and Spokane and Rossland.  LEAVE, DAILY AE2IVE  6.20 a.m Nelaon 5-35 p.m.  12.05 a.ni Rossland 11.20 p.m.  8.30 a-m Spokane 3.10 p.m.  The train that leaves Nelson at 6.20 a. m.  makes close connections at Spokane with  r atns for all  PACIFIC COAST POINTS.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with  Stage daily.  C. G. Dixon, G. P. T. A.'  G.T.Tackabury/Gen. Agent, Nelson.  ������or 'Motto**  A   FIT   WE   GUARANTEE.  In addition to perfecfc fits we guarantee  perfect workmanship, a matter of much  moment in this day of close, competition. ,  Our prices the lowest.   ;  j. r, & h. osneRON,  KOOTENAI'S TAILORS.  Canadian Pacific Railway  AND  SOO LINE.  THE FAST AND SHORT ROUTE EAST AND WEST.  THROUGH SERVICE! FEWEST CHANGES  LOWEST-RATES  T2 PACIFIC COA/T.  First-clans Sleepers on all trains.  TOURIST CARS Pass Revelstoke    dally to  St. Paul.  Monday, for Toronto, Thursday for Boston.  Baggago checked to destination and through  tickets issued.  No customs difficulties.  Connections daily to polnls reached via Na-  kusp.      Daily (exceptSunday), to poluls  reached via Rosrbery and Slocan City.  Train leaves Sandon dally at 7.45a. m. ';  Train arrives Sandon dally at.lG.55p. m.  Ascertain rales and mil information by addressing nearestlocal agentor  A. C. McARTHUR, Agent, Sandon  W. F.Anderson.Trav. Pass. Agt.,Nelson  E.J. Coylc, Dlst. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  .Dealers in Meats  At Sandon, Rossland, Kelson, Kaslo, Pilot Bay and Three Forks.  Sandon.  Sloean City.  BE  SURE  YOUR  TICKET: READS  VIA C."P. R.        7  SANDON, B. G:    ���������      Rates $2.50 to $4.00 per day.  Headquarters for Mining ���������    ***  and Commercial Men. R. CUNNING, Phoprietor.'  ^.efcrfctfci?r$?i?i? %"$?*$? irrfc&rfc'fcsi'  Kaslo and. Slogan Railway.  TIAE CARb.  Taking effect 1 o'clock a. m. Sept., 1st,  1898, Pacific or 120tlrMeridian Time.  FIrsl-clas5 Daily,Passenger.   7. ���������  West Bound.        . East Bound.  Leave 8.30 a.m.       Kaslo .    Arrive 3.30 plm;  -  "      8.55   "      South folk, :   "      3.05T   ���������'  '���������      O.-lo   " Spoules "      2.10-   "  '��������� 10.00 " Wlutcwator ' ',".2.00;./'.'  " 10.08 " Bear take-, " 1.50 "  " 10.20 " MeOuigan " -1.3S V"  " 10.31 " Pnyne.Tram ���������" , 1.23 ��������� "  " 10.83 " Cody Junction " 1.22 "  ArrlveI0.45   " Sandon      Leave 1.15    "  CODY LINE���������Mixed,; .,   ��������� '  Leave 11.00 a.m.     Sandon   Arrive 11.59 a.m.  "     11.00    "  Cody Junction ���������" '    11.50   "  "     11.23    " Cody ' , >'   11.35   "  ANb  On hand at  4  ROBEKT IRVINGI,  .a. f. & p. a.  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintendent.  DIARRHOEA-,'.  From whatever cause is promptly  checked by Dr. Fowler's Extract of  Wild Strawberry.  For cheap Railroad, and Steamship  Tickets to and from all points, apply to  S. Campbell, Agent, Sandon. B. C-   ,  ���������4?  4*  QUICK CURE OF SCIATIC A.  Mr. A. Taylor, 74 Afton ave., Tor-  culo, writes : "I was greatly afllicled  ���������with Sciatica, but after usiag one box  of Milburn'a Rheumatic -Pnis I was  alilc to go to work in three days and  lave not been troubled since."  TO CONSUMPTIVES.   ...',-,  The undersigned having been restored  to health by simple means, after suffering  for several years with a severe lung affection, and that dread disease Consumption, is anxious to make known to his  fellow sufferers the means of cure. To  those who desire it, he will cheerfully  send (free of charge) a copy of the the  prescription used, which they will find a  sura cure for Consumption, Asthma; Catarrh, Bronchitis and all throat and lung  Maladies. He hopes all sufierers will  try his remedy, as it is invaluable. Those  desiring the prescription, which will cost  them nothing, and mayprove a blessing,  will please address,    ,  Rev. ED\YARDA-WILSON,  1 yr. Brooklyn, New York.  WHEN QOINQ EAST  Use a flrstrcla������s line In travelling betwoon  Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago, and-the  principal towns In Central Wlsconnln.  Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chftlr Cars  In service.  The Dining Cars aro operated In the interest  of Us patrons, tho most elegant service ever  inaugurated. . Meals aro served a la Carte.  To obtain nrst-elass seryiee your ticket  should read via.  THE WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES  Direct connection at Chicago ann Milwaukee for Eastorn points.  For lull intormatloB call on your nearest  ticket agent, or write  j>s. Pond,      .       or Jas. A. Clock,  Gen. Pas. Agt, General Agent,  .   Milwaukee, Wis; . US Stark St.,  Portland, Or.  Roifsfli'sFn'leirai  Directly opposite  the C.P.R. station.  PICTUREFRAiWING A  SPECIALTY.  Note :    We also carry high-class  Undertaking Goods.  ^Sl^t^Cjfc^JS^j^lC* 6^K������ w|Cj 'Jfo ������^������ Ufa t^*^4^6/Kj������3K*������5\^  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS  To and from Furopean points via  Canadian and American lines. Apply  for eailing dates/rates and full infoir  mation to any C. P. R. agent ������r  A. C. McARTHUR, Sandon.  WM.STITT, Gen.S. S. Act.,Winnipeg.  Do you see this  package?  keep it in  your mind  and when you ask  for "Athlete *  Sea that this is  what you get. Si,  I?'  O  J HOUSEHOLD."  THrTOfWlrlffiVMMflMWWIUMBJtMl MJUfllMMM ������������������m������mi  Wit JUlIVTIBfviii'������������������tnJIIfTVIrUTrnnrWTrTWVVVeVTTll  HOW TO WASH DISHES.  Washing  dishes is  the " bete noir"  of a housekeeper's life. She dislikes to  ' do dishes herself,  and  her daughters  Inherit  the dislike.   They all  imagine  In  Ihe first place, that it " spoils the  hands," which is heresy, pure and simply.   Using a lot of soap, running out  in the cold with damp hands, shovelling coal into the grate without gloves  ���������all these tend to ruin the hands. But  dish-washing,    properly  done,    softens  them.    The dishes should be gathered  up,  cleaned  of all  scraps,  and  neatly  piled on the dish table.   Oceans of hot  water will be necessary, but not a scrap  of soap till the pots and kettles come.  Silver comes first. Pile in the dishpan,  nnd pour on scalding water, stir about  with the dish mop, stand in the pan,  pour on more boiling water, and wipe  on a dry, clean towel, and so on (hrough  the list, throwing out each pan of water and using fresh hot wator for each  new' supply of dishes.    The hot water  takes off    the    grease,    and    rinsing  makes the dishes shine.    When it comes  to   washing     the   ironware,    set   each  greasy piece on the stand, and fill wilh  hot water.   Lot this simmer a few min  utes   while  putting   tthe  other  dishes  away.   Then  take the kettle mop and  rub tho iron things briskly, and throw  the  water out.   More hot  water, ,;ind  if  scraping   is  necessary   use  a thick-  lipped   oyster  shell.   More  hot   water,  with good, pure soap in it, and clean  mop, and the iron things are soon cleaned.   The real .secret of easy dish-washing is plenty of hot water and clean  dish cloths and mops.   These should be  washed   and   rinsed  and  hung  out   in  the air after each using.  ribs in, place a frying-pan over the  fire, rub a little suet or lard over the  bottom of the pan, put in the chops and  fry about five minutes on each side  over a medium hot fire; cut large  apples into thick slices, with paring  on (hem, lay the chops on a hot plate,  put tho apples into the pork fat, and  fiy till done, without breaking; mix  one teaspoonful butter with one-half  teaspoonful salt and one-fourth tea-  spoonful pepper; spread it over the chops  on both sides, equally divided; lay the  apple slices on top and serve.  ���������'   '  >   i  WHEN TOTS TOE IN.  The little tots who are inclined to  "too in" when they begin to walk  can havo this fault quickly rectified if  attended to in time. The mother or  nurse should rub at least twice' a day  tho outer side of the little legs with  a firm upward stroke. This can be  done regularly when putting baby to  bed and at such other limes as convenient. When the little one climbs  into your lap for a "cuddle" or a  story is,a good time. Hold the little  foot in your hand in the correct position. Recollect, do not rub down and  not on tho inner sido of the leg. The  object is to nourish and strengthen  the outer muscles,- which are proportionately weak. Begin below the  ankle and rub to tho knee, slowly and  quietly, but not too lightly. This  treatment faithfully persevered in  .will soon correct the trouble.  SOME ASSWHtS TO EMS.  BRIGHT  REPLIES, MADE   TO   ROYALTY BY THEIR  SUBJECTS.  '  A ItcKgiir's Answer to a Queen���������Quick Ke-  piu-tce of u Subject of Frederick the  Great lu Germany.  A verj small proportion of us are  unlikely to feel more than an academic  interest in- the subject of replies to  royalty when royalty makes embarrassing remarks. But some samples of  clever ' rejoinders culled from different periods will instance the tact which  has been bestowed upon some lucky  individuals.  And tact is about as rare a quality  as you will find in the generality of  mankind. Genius there is a fair amount of. Cleverness is widespread,  but '���������ot���������that Ls one of those things  which far as a vast majority are  concerneu ��������� is as Lord Dundreary used  to say in tho remote 'past, "one of  those things no fellah can understand."  Yet is tact of all things necessary  In conversation with royal personages,  and especially to those who, not    con-  j# Frederick reined up and said surlily,  "yj v it then���������but if you say more than  ana word I will have you hanged I"  and he was punctual in keeping promises of this  sort.     , ,  This was a dilemma. However, the  officer's reply was marked by genius,  "Sign 1" he simply said, holding out his  ed, gasped���������then laughed and signed.  ,The experience, however, was not one  to be repeated.  Another man also scored off Frederick. This was Zimmerman, i tho  physician who attended him. One day  the King pleasantly remarked to him:  "You have, sir, I suppose, helped many  into another world?" "Not so many,"  .replied-the -witty .doctor, "as; your  Majesty, nor" ��������� allaying tho rising  wrath���������"with so much honor to myself."  Jumping over the intervening time,  one may here chronicle ono of the best  replies ever made by George Colman,  This.was to George IV., when Prince  Regent. Colman was his guest at a  dinner at Carlton House, and (he  rPince humorously remarked that Colman, who was very  SENSITIVE ON THE SUBJECT  f  WHAT IS aOINQ ON IN THE FOURS  CORNERS OF THE QLOBE.  OZONE IN CLEAN CLOTHES.  Almost every person has noticed the  peculiarly refreshing smell of clean linen, especially when just removed from  the lines. But few people are aware  that there is any connection between  fresh, cool linen, just from the outside  air, and the ozone of an apartment.  The Lancet contains an article? on  this subject in which it is stated that  the atmosphere of an apartment may  be charged with ozone by bringing into  it damp linen sheets that have just  been exposed to a dry, sharp wind;  bringing them into the house and  shaking them or waving them about  tha air of the room will, according to  the statements made, change the character of the air. ,  This is a matter.of importance to invalids, who often become exhausted  from lack of ozone in the air they  breath. A means so simple and effect-  ire, and th.it is within tho roach of  every person, should be generally understood. It seems that all that is  necessary is to bring the linen to the  room 'immediately after it is taken  from the lines out of doors and shake  and whirl it about when the character of the air will be altered at once.  COTTAGE PUDDING WITH LEMON  ,' SAUCE.  Cottage Pudding With Lemon Sauce.  ���������Cream two tablespoonfuls of butter  with'half a cup of sugar and add one  well beaten egg. Stir in one cup of  milk and two cups of flour; then beat  in half a teaspoonful of salt and one  and a- half teaspoonfuls of baking  powder. Beat hird for three minutes  and bake in a shallow pan. For sauce  boil half a,cup of sugar and one cup  of water for five minutes. Beit into  it' a tablespaonful of cornstarch dissolved in three tablespoonfuls ,of' cold  water; when thick stir all tho time���������  let cook four minutes, then add the  juice of a lemon and two tablespoonfuls  of butter and stir till well mixed.  Lemon extract m-iy be added if liked  and gives more flavor.   .  : "t '"  was older then himself. This Col-  | man would not admit,' nor could - ho  flatly contradict the Prince. So ,he  compromised by remarking: "Oh,, .no,  j sir, I could not take tho liberty of  j coming into the world before ...your  j royal Highness;" which soems one- of  tent with deferential .assent, would the most perfectly courtly rejoinders  fain "score" respectfully on their own ' that could possibly be made.     .r,......  account. Monarchs are kittle-cattle to ' ������������ .^rsel?, VSyb?dyf 'gu^w*^  .   ,   ,       . , ..-���������������,.,_      .. i with  the    first Earl of Shaftesbury's  indulge m repartee wita. Yet has it famous reply to Charles II., but)" any  been frequently done, and very neat- j list of. such answers would be incom-  ly.    Ono  can    imagine that  .with  the ' pfeto without: it.      "Shaftesbury, thou  can    imagine  "���������irlier sovereigns, and especially with  1.   hard IDT, or Henry VIII.,  ^PARTEES OR  REPLIES  which    were    too clever might easily  prove an immediate introduction to tho  Tower,     and   possibly afterwards    to  aro the greatest scoundrel in my dominions." "Of a subject, I believe I  am, sir."        ,   ' -      ,,-.''  j    And Walpole's neat answer'to Car-  1 oline, consort of George II.', who asked  him imperiously what it would cost to  enclose  St. James'  Park as  a private  royal    pleasuro    ground,  "Only  three  _, _.���������      ,_.. , ..       ������        . i crowns, madame 1" stands unsurpassed.  Tower Hill.     History, therefore, is na-   By the way> it te freqUenUy attribut-  turally silent up to a certain date on j ed by fluent but forgetful writers to  these points. But Elizabeth's reign ' other IVfinisters, but few "had the  is at a fair distance off,  and an an- j ^wd sense and epigrammatic power  i ^f    n.������    K.,~i.r     bottle-loving,    cynical  PEACH   OR  APRICOT TAPIOCA.  Peach or Apricot Tapioca.���������Soak a  cup of fine tapioca two hours in cold  water to cover. Drain, put in a double  boiler with half a cup of sugar and  tho syrup from a .can of peaches or apricots, adding boiling water enough  lo make three cups of the liquid. Cook  in this till transparent, after salting  slightly. Slice the fruit and put with  the tapioca in a pudding dish and bake  half  an   hour.   Serve  with  cream.  CARE FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN.  School time is trying to tho children.  Mothers, be watchful and careful that  their health be not impaired.  In the first place, make it a rule that  a sufficient amount of nourishment be  taken at the morning meal.  If daughter comes down, and, after  sitting at the table a few minutes,  says: "I do not want any breakfast,"  do not allow her to go to school with  . an empty stomach. Arrange something appetizing with your own  hands, and insist that she take it. A  slice of toast, with a poached egg, or  a cup of beef tea will be sufficient, but,  all else failing, insist that a glass of  milk  be  taken. ���������  If the children aro obliged to carry  a lunch, be sure you make it as nice as  - possible. Have clean napkins, and all  the dishes as attractive as possible.  Wrap the sandwiches in waxed paper,  that they may not dry, and instead of  filling the basket with rich cake and  pie, substitute ripe fruit. A cup of  custard is nice, or a little glass of  jelly. I know one mother who fills  small tumblers with jelly for her  children's lunch. Deviled eggs are  nice for* a relish. Do not allow pickles, but give them lemons if they cravo  acids. .  , I add one suggestion as n result of  my personal experience. While children arc attending'school, send them  to bed early. Thoy .require more  sleep. If you find they are irritable,  with apparent cause, you may make up  your'mind that an insufficientarnount  of sleep is the cause.���������  DOMESTIC RECIPES.  Liver    and   Bacon.���������Table Talk  tells  how  to    prepare a favorite  breakfast  dish:   Have tho liver cut in thin slices,  cover with boiling water for a minute.  /������������������ and  then  drain:   Cover tho bottom of  tho frying pan with thin slices of fat  bacon and  set  at  the side of the fii o  where  the    fat   will    slowiy   try  out,  pouring it off once or, twice, then draw  the pan forward over the fire till the  bacon is a light golden brown, transfer  to a hot dish.   Dust each slice of liver  with  salt,   pepper and  flour,  put   the  frying pan over the hot fire, put the  liver into the hot fat and cook quickly.  Serve on the same dish with the bacon,  If gravy,is wanted sift into the hot fat  '. flour:  enough   to absorb  it,    stir  till  brown, then turn in sufficient boiling  water  to   make   rt   the   proper  consistency.  Fried   Pork    Chops.���������Procure   pork  chops   from the loin with tho   small  JAPANESE EMBROIDERY.  For any one wiLh artistic instincts  and a fair knowledge of drawing  Japanese embroidery is a. most fascinating employment. Tho secret of  the wonderful effects produced by (his  kind' of handiwork is that the Japanese hesitate at nothing which piom-  ises to produce the effect th:y aim at.  If they desire to imitate an evening  sunset, even, in textiles, th y attempt  it, and the result, although it may l>e  a weird combination that requires an  explanation to be understood, is likely  at all events to bo a rich commingling  of tints that is agreeable to tho eye.  )     ���������  POSSIBILITIES OK CHESTNUTS.  Chestnut Fritters.���������Parboil, peel and  roast some good chestnuts, cut up,  pound and make them into paste with  a quarter of a pound of butter and of  fine flour respectively, about two  ounces of sugar, and one whole egg.  Pull away some lumps of this paste,  roll thum with the hand on a board in  the- shape of small, fat sausages, brush  them over with the yolk of an egg.and  fry to a delicate biown in butter or  coltonlene.  Chestnut Soup.���������Peel and scrape the  nuls, boil them in water wilh salt and  pepper to taste till quite soft; strain  (hem, and when the moisture has  dried off press them through a sieve;  put the puree inloa saucepan containing a large sliced onion previously  browned in butter or cottolene till  tender; add the necessary amount of  water, remembering that the mixture  whon finished must noL be too thick,  and serve with toast fried crisp in cot-  lolene and cut in dice. If desired,  part stock and part water can be used.  Chestnut Puree���������Peel fifty to sixty  chestnuts, and blanch them in boiling water till you can remove the inner skin quite easily; then put the  nuts into a pan with enough stock to  cover them, and let them cook very  gen'ly an;l steadily till tender enough  to press easily through a sieve, then  either, thicken it by rapid reduction or  boiling in,, o:- add a little more "stock  to thin it, .'is required; just at the last  stir in seasoning to taste, und either  a spoonful or'two of thick oroarn or a  piece -of fresh butter, and serve very  hot with liny rounds of bread fried  hi-own and crisp in cottolene or butler.  swer of Raleigh's will serve as a sufficiently, ancient commencement. He  was "again asking some favor for another���������in which respect his habit was  certainly unlike those of most of his  confreres���������and the queen peevishly asked:, "When will you cease to be a  beggar, Sir Walter?" "When Your.'  Majesty ceases lo be a benefactor," I  was the satisfactory reply.  An equally   fortunate   reply   to the.  same  monarch,    who,  to quote  Charles II., who was  of   the   burly,  Walpole.     And  really a  WITTY IF DISREPUTABLE  monarch, was also tho cause of wit in  others. The reply of Waller, who  was told by he king'maliciously that  the panegyric he wrote on his restoration was inferior to that he composed  on Cromwell's Protectorate, is high  art: "Poets, sir, succeed" better in fiction  than fact."    ,,'"  ,  The Iron Duke made, or is said to  have  made,  a very judicious reply  to  Lord' George IV., who in his later years was  Bcaconsfield, in the matter of flattery   ??^V&1 f'^\d ^ ">at he had led  ,.,    , , ' ,       ., . ,       J    J . the    victorious    charge  of    the    Life  liked people to    lay it on with a tro-| Guards at Waterloo, and on one occa-  wel," was made by one of the foreign  ambassadors.      He was asked by    the  Queen , the embarrassing question  which of the court beauties he most  admired. He got out of his difficulty  swimmingly. "Madam," said he, ,"it is  hard to judge tho radiance of stars in  tho presence of the sun." Thai adverb swimmingly, by tho way, reminds  us of a reply made by one of his Ministers to an early Portuguese monarch,  who put himself into  AN  ULTRA-ROYAL  RAGE  at some opposition to his will, and  abused his Mini-tcr furiously, winding  up by telling him that if he ordered  him to jump into the sea he was  bound to do so. The wary official  neither assented nor dissented, but  glided toward tho door. "Where are  you going ?" he bellowed, "To take  lessons in swimming, sire I" was the  reply, accompanied by a courtly bow.  Frederick the Great was a "dour"  monarch enough, and not the sort to  become the whetelone of anyone's wit.  But there is on record an answer made  by an anonymous officer which "scored" very neatly off the autocratic sovereign. This officer, as is not uncommon, had a grievance���������thought he  was unfairly kept unpromoted. His  services were distinguished. So was  his "cheek," if that expressive word  may be used. He filled up a commission for himself, waiting only (ho  royal autograph, 'and when the king  rode by  IN HASTE AND IN A BAD TEMPER,  held it out, saying, "Sire 1 Only one  word I"  sion at a State dinner appealed to the  Duke in support of his own statement.  "I have often heard your Majesty "say  so," waa the indubitably correct reply.  Lord Chesterfield, who is popularly  supposed to be merely the author of  the famous letters and a man of fashion only, but who was a statesman,  wit, and orator of the highest order,  neatly countered on one occasion" the  furious George II., who wanted an appointment confered on his own nominee, while the Ministers insisted on  theirs. At last the King roared out:  "Give it to the devil, if you like I"  "And," said Chesterfield, blandly, "is  the instrument to run in the'usual  form: "To our right trusty and well-  beloved cousin 1"  Louis XIH. of France on one occasion experienced a sufficiently neat rejoinder from a courtier who had been  sent as ambassador to Spain, and who  on his return to Paris was mentioning at court that a superb mule with  splendid caparisons was sent to him to  ride into Madrid, "Ah, a fine sight  that I" said Louis, while the courtiers  ail laughed in chorus: "an ass on a  mule I" Quite correct, sire," was the  smiling answer, "I was- representing  your Majesty I" It does not appear that  the daring of the reply entailed any  consequences, which shows that wit  was potent even in the absolute court  of France."  Billy���������Does your mother give you  anything if you take your medicine  without crying ? Billy���������No ; but sho  gives me .something if I don't.  OLDEST  HOUSE  O.N EARTH.  The oldest, domicile on earth is Ihat  recently  erected  at  Yokohama  by an  eminent  German   bacteriologist.   It   is  a  microbe proof house,  built  of glass  blocks.1  There   are  no  window  sashes,  ���������and   the  doors,   when   closed,   are  airtight.   The air supply is forced into the  room   through   a   pipe    and    filtered  through  cotton   wool   to  cleanse  it  of  bacteria.   To  insure  further  sterilization   the  air- is  driven  against  a glycerine  coated  plate  glass,  which  captures all the microbes the wood spares  The  few  microbes    brought  into   the  house in the clothes of visitors soon die  in tho warm sunlight with which, the  house  is flooded.  The sagacity of the elephant has long  been a favorite theme of the novelist  as well as the story teller. The sketch  above shows an : operative in a waterworks plant in the Malay Peninsula.  He is a foundry laborer ahd his daily  task .consists in shifting about heavy  cast iron pipes. The thought he evinces  in carrying'but his herculean labors  speaks highly for this most intelligent  of; brutes. ,ln the .photo above he is  moving a pipe some eight feel in diameter up a slight elevation and low  ers his head, In order to get a better  purchase, as calmly and regularly as  a human. When going down hill he' lays  his prehensile trunk along the top of  the lib., ir the pipe,' allowing it to  slip verj muoh in the mariner in which  the cyclist applies his brake to his  front wheel. Contrary to general opinion,, the elephant is curiously sensitive  arid delioite and may.be worked only  a. cortai i number, of hours" per dpiy.  lie is dry liable to catch diseases on  short notices, and, as Rudyard Kipling  has' 'brought-' forth, will "soldier " at  tho oiightest insult or ill treatment.  Old and New World Events of Interest Chroi  Icled   Briefly���������Interesting  Happenings   of -  Recent Date.  Lady Tennyson has become tlie president of the Guild of Hope and Pity at  Haslemere,  Eng. '. -  The proposal to construct a light  railway from Selby to Stamford Bridge.  Kngland,   is  meeting  wilh  opposition!  Major-General  Sir  Arthur Ellis has  been appointed sergeant-at-arms to attend the Lord Chancellor in England.  As Duke of Rothesay, (he Prince of  Wales is the holder of the first Dukedom created in Scotland just 500 years  ago.       ��������� ���������      '  Great numbers of applicants throughout Great Britain'apply for' certifi-,  cates of exemption under the new Vaccination Act: i , - i. .'  ��������� > A fire occurred recently at the Navi-  gation Hotel,' Merthyr Vale,.and the  main portion-of'the-building was gutted.. Damage =������2,000.,     ,, -   -,,���������>  A public;.meeting was recently held  in'Hendon,.-Eng.i to protest'against the  greait-'unpuhctuality ,'of the Midland  Railway    train' service. , ���������  Tudor House, situated on Hampstead  Heath, London, has been purchased bj  the Baroness de Hirsch, who will'convert it into a convalescents' home for  needy  Jews.      , .,, -  Colonel 'Kitchener,    brother of   th*  Sirdar,   who  has' been  appointed  Governor of Khartoum, is well'known in.  Dover, and at present his, wife residet  in its suburbs.  "* '���������-.,.��������� .    H  X>r. Maurice Davis, who recently died  in London, was "one'of the chief bene-,  factors i of the Jews, in that metropolis.  He devoted one-third of his income to  their necessities.  The Small  Arms    Company at Birmingham has been asked by the War  Office what facilities it has for turning:,  out magazine rifles at  the rate of 9  thousand  a week.  . The First Lord of the Treasury, 'Mr.  A. J. Balfour, wals twenty-eight years  of age before he took to golf, and this  in spite of the fact that his father  was a famous golfer.  Excitement  has  been  caused among  English milk-sellers by the news that   <  a  large syndicate has been formed in  London for the importation of French  milk on  a large scale.  Mary MacPherson, the Sbye poetess,  who died recently, was the daughter-   .  of  a crofter.   During   the  land  agita-.  lion   in  Skye she  vigorously  espoused  the cause of the crofters.  It is'said that the Prime" Minister  has written personally to Lord Rose-  bery thanking him warmly for the  patriotic part played by the ex-Premier in the present "crisis.  The Council of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, recently passed  a resolution that after 1891 no horses  with docked tails would be allowed to  exhibit at the society's country meetings.    '  Colonel Ronald B. Lane, C.B., half-  pay, has been selected for command of  the British troops at Alexandria,'with  the temporary rank of Major-General,  to succeed Major-General K. G. Henderson,  C. B.  The new Aviemoro branch of the  Highland railway reduces the journey  from Inverness to Perth by one hour.  The new line is 1,300 feet above sea  level an'd passes through magnificent  scenery.  A seaman of the' cruiser Galatea,  named Frederick Dixon, who struck hig  lieutenant on the head and knocked  him down, when ordered to fall in  tor extra drill, _ received a sentence ���������  of two years imprisonment and waa  dismissed  from her Majesty's service,  Lieut.-Colonel Sloggel, R. A.. M.' C.  was shot through the breast-arid lungs  at the battle of Omdurman, and reported dead in the, casualty list. When  later on-a more detailed examination'  was made it appeared just possible that  life was not yol wholly extinct. Accordingly, the medical staff resolved  lo persevere in their efforts. The result was a most happy one for in three  days the wound,had cJcsed, and in a  month-the gallant officer, had made  an  entire  recovery!  The   bearskin  of  an, officer  of    the  Scots Guards  cost  over ������11,   the, helmet of a lieutenant of dragoons a sinii- .  lar  sum,  and   the sable  busby,  plume  and ring proper to ah officer of hussars  runs into a sovereign more. The gold-  einbroidored  shoulder-belt    and pouch  of one hussar regiment costs 14 guin-7 ������������������  eas, and the dress jacket of an officer  of    the  Horse    Artillery amounts    to  what  appears   to  be    the  ridiculously  unnecessary sum of ������23. The embroidered  scarlot   tunic  of  a Queen's  aide-������v  de-camp', reaches'nearly to ������50 in price   *���������  Indignation   prevails  in    the   peaceful   community of    Auchterarder,    in  Perthshire, becauW the Local Government Board have issued a peremptorj  mandate requiring (hat the (own shall  be properly drained. The Town Council has warmly protested against (he  proposal, one member regarding il as  " nothing short .of cruelly," that a  place, "for7 the most part innocent ol  offerice,' 'also of drainage, should be  thus treated, by a Government department.'. The Town Council will havo to  submit to-the order.of the Local Government Board,., and .the inhabitants  will probably be spared an epidemic of  typhoid.  HH ' ' * 9-S.-,--  I'if  yi  l  t  ft  r  A**  [I?:  to  JO  '>M  I'l'  jit  I  r  [^  f>>.'.'  I  4  S  i v'i  iT  St  i>  ]        GETTING RID OF FRICTION. ,  A novel invention, has been exhibited  before a large number of persons by  J. M. Aives, a Russian civil engineer,  in St. Petersburg. With this invention  he proposes to revolutionize wheel loco-  ������ motion. By attaching it to the wheels  of any vehicle, friction is reduced to  ils lowest possible limit. To the  amazement of the spectators an ordinary horse easily drew a wagon loaded  wilh two and a half tons of goods. The  1 mechanism of this device was kept a  secret, the wheels being covered with a  wooden framework. This precaution  on the part of tho inventor, it 'was explained, was because he had just applied for a patent and did not wish his  invention made public until it had been  protected by the patent.  Cut of Death's Shadow  THE EXPERIENCE OF A LADY  WHO  HAD GIVEN UP HOPE.  I'ortared With Pnln������ In the gtomurk  ������or t'oar Heir *���������������Doctor* and Ifospltnl  YreiWmnnt Fulled, (o Help Her���������In Her  F.tlrrnilty Dr. Williams' Piuh fills  "���������/������������������.tore I  Her to Health.   '  From the Pembroke Observer. '  -,  Wherever man is to bo found there  also, ������ide by side with him, is disease  and suffering.       Those who have devoted their lives to the alleviation of  tho suffering and bodily weakness  of  ,   huma() organization  are surely  benefactors of their kind, and deserve  tho  praise of    all    mankind.     For special  honors in this line maybe pointed out  the discoverer of thai wonderful remedy, Dr. Williank,; Pink Pills for Palo  People.        Recently the case 'of    Mrs.  Maggie  Brunette, of Chichester, Que.,  came prominently  under  the notice of  the   Observer  reporter.    He felt it  to  be  his duty, on hearing of Mrs.- Brunette's restoration from prostrate illness to health,  to interview the    lady  and record her experience for the benefit pt others who may need the healing  influences of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.  Mrs. Brunette's farm home was found  to bo very comfortable and even elegant,  located near (ha base  of an   immense hill, an outguard of the Lauren-  tian Mountains.      The    reporter    was  warmly  welcomed and Mrs.  Brunette  said 'she was  very    glad, to    have an  opportunity    lo   testify    to   the great  benefit    Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills had  conferred upon her.   She is i'l years of  age now. Her husband, the late Chas.  Brunette,  died 14' years ugo, and after  his death  she worked very hard - for  some  years,  with  the result  that  she  became completely run down, so much  so    that,    although    quite ��������� tall, '-   she  weighed  only about 90 pounds.  Aflei  ,   taking the slightest food she felt such  distress that she was compelled to lir-  down for    hours,  being.so  weak  thi������l  sho was unable to sit up. At jList shr  thought she muat -have been' attacked  by cancer  of _the  stom:ich,  so. violeul  were Lho pains that constantly harassed her.   She  consulted the best  physicians and spent more than a hundred  dollars in  treatment and medicine,  in  addition to which she spent  nine weeks  in    the    hospital    al   Pembioko,.    But  withal she was ill four years and despaired of ever being well.   Fir.  Ilyvsh1  decided " to    give Dr.  William.,''  Pink  Pills a trial, and accordingly, she procured six boxes.   Althuugh liiey benefited her    almost    from  Ihe time she  began taking them,, she kept ion taking  tho pills until she had  taken  sixteen  boxes, and then felt that she was completely cured,-the pill accomplishing in  three    months    what    four    years   of  medical    treatment    had failed to do.  From    that   time, ��������� nearly three    years  ago.   Mrs. - Brunette has been in good  heallli,    needing  no    medicine.   "You  can  see,"   said  Mrs. Brunette,   as   the  reporter was departing, "thall) I am in  perfect health, I attend to all my household work, and the dairy and poultry,  and have  a large number  of cows  to  milk.   I never fail to suy a good word  tor Dr.   Williams'  Pink  Pills  when  I  have an opportunity, for they did wonderful things for me."   Mrs. Brunette  is a    well    educated   lady,    speaking  French and  English fluently.  FT*  HAIR CUTTING IN SIAM7  The wives of Siamese noblemen cut  their hnir so that it sticks straight up  from their heads.   The average length  of it is about' one and ono half inches.  asm  Sciatic,  Inflammatory,.  Acute, Chronic-  Whatever ils name, wherever and  whenever felt, is painful, irritating,  agonizing. It is caused by acid in the  blood settling in tha joints. Hood's  Sarsaparilla neutralizes this acid and  cures rheumatism, as Ihe ":������peri������Tiea of  inu'ii ude, h is piov. n t Wil iam H Le -  ter, G5 Leonard .Street, Kail River,  Mass., says:���������"I suffered a severe attack of rheumatism, and decided to try  Hood's Sars:iparilla. After taking it  a   short   time   I   waB   entirely   cured".  1= Cunadn's Greatest    Modirti o for rhnuina-  Usui.   Sold by all druggists.   Price $1.  H/\AH������   DiHc are tho only pills to toko  nOOU     flllS wjth Hood's Harsapurilla.  HUMORING THE OLD MAN.  Mr. Poorchap���������I have humored my  rich uncle in everything, but I do not  see how lean go on with his whims any  further. He wants me to help him get  a wife; but if he marries I won't ;n-  heril his fortune, and our wedding  will  be impossible.  Miss Beauti���������Don't worry, my dear.  You can humor him nnd have the  money, too.   I'll marry him myself.  Deafness Cannot be Cured  by local applications as I hey cannot roach tho  diseased portion ot the ear. Thore is only ono  way to euro doafness, and that in by conutitu-  t'onil rompdies. Deafno������s is cau<=od by an inflamed condition of tho nmoom lining of the  Eustachian Tubo. Whon this tube is Inn imed  jou have a rumbling SDundor imperfect housing, and when it Is entirely closed. Deafness if  the result, and unices the inflammation can be  taken out and this tube restored to its normal  condition, hearing wlHbo destroyed forever;  nine casos out of ton aro can sod by Catarrh,  which is nothing but an Inflamed condition of  tlio mucous surfaces.  We will givn Ono Hundred Dollars for any  rape of D. nfness (caused by catarrh) that cannot bo oured by Hull's Catarrh Cure. Send  for circulars; free.  K. J. CHEVKY & CO., Toledo. P.  So'd by Druggists. 7oc,  Hall's Family Pills are tho best.  W I������CU954-  5n������c"ii*"j ������ -i-  CALVER l"S '  Carbolic Diolnfectani <s. Soaps. Ointment, Tooth Powders, etc., havo.boon  awarded 100 medals and diplomas for aiipo tor  oxcellonoe. Tbfir regular uno proro it inrecli  ous diseases. Ask your dca'cr to obtain n  supply.   Lists mailed froi on application.  F. C. CALVERT & CO.,  MANCHESTER,    -   -''   ENGLAND.  TAX OP AMUSEMENTS.  Russia has probably the most curious  tax in the world. It is called the "amusement tax,' and was instituted a  year or two ago to found an institution foy the poor, under the title of  the ."Empress Marie Foundation." Ihe  tax is laid upon every amusement ticket sold, and the managers raise the  price accordingly. Already more than  1,000,000' roubles have been raised in  this way.  No Discrimination���������Mr. Scatterton  prides himself on being strictly imparl ial. Yes, answered the1 unamiablo  man, I once went hunting with him.  He didn't seem to care whether he hit  the rabbit, the dog, or one of his;  friends.  WHEN YOU ARE BUYIN.Q TEA���������^^-  Ask your grocer for  Unequalled for purity and honest value ��������� Lead packages��������� 35, 30, 40, 50 and 600  Bookbinding-, 1 Send your roaxailnea, hara team rilocHy  Printing:, (bound. Bill Honda, gtatemanti, Lettar  n������������������������������. D-Ai.n fHt*add,Carda,initookaiidtoarder. Bend  Aoot. Books, j jj,, ^ ������������������!,, poitpd eouuttr daybook  BJxl4^,180pate<nil������d.O.ltf������olgaii,WKing-������t. Hamilton  ERERS.  Only Institution b OmimU for th* eur������oJ  OTery ybfti* of iptftob dtfrot.   Btitabllik*aj  (u Toronto. 1800    Curt ffiur*nt4cd.  CHURCH'S A.UTO-VOCE 1N8TJTUTK,  0 Pembroke St., Toronto. Canada,  You ciin i,t'l i do/.ena to our  ne iftibniv i rurfU'ft seller (0  1JLANK KT needed in   0*1-13  KETONE-.   .    iKi-linM.   IitnM;r������ioii<i������o������iiT.i"iiii"lire lieVjpii'. ToilltM*  " ������!ll leu.lt illlp!i>foi 25c  prep ml  Tho 99 BlANitET CO., 413 lolborno St. Toronto  ^AUSAQC CA8IHC8���������N������w Importation! finest English  TORONTO  GUTT9N0   SCHOOL.  Wrlto for special terms during J.inuAfy and  Fobruary.   S. CORftlGAN, 113 Yongo Sc,  Every  itammercr  [ssao.in and will tulle If  they will come nnrl   . Iiib clir.tre������fnKhHl>lL  Cnme and titiftfy yonr.-eWeii. NoriBk    W. K  BATE,  Spccimlit. Sfl2 Coil^ifeRt., Toronto  if youb-l jnny APPLES. BUTTER, ECQ8 orPwOkTiEV  tOBhfp, phut thuu to  try.  The  Dawaoq   Gomnrssiorf Co., Limited,  lN ingersoll case.  iow Mr. Francis Stewart Baffled a  Relentless Enemy.  ���������ilrlrken by Kidney DIkcuhc ��������� lie IIti((  Ticainifiit From (be Most .Skillful  l>oclor������ ��������� AH Failed to Uolp Him-  '*:���������.!<!'< Kldnoy 8"l!Is ������ nro������l Him.  Ingersoll, Jan. 16.���������Some' time .ago  Mr. JTrhncis Ste<wjarl, one of the well-  to-do tailors of this town, had tho misfortune to fall, and'injure.his kidneys  severely. '  Soon after the accident symptoms of  Kidney Disease made their appearance  and Mr .Stewart at onca placed himself under the care of a competent physician.  Time passed; the medical men were  constant'in'their attendance and unremitting in their care. JBut no benefit resulted., On " the contrary Air.  Stewart's condition grew steadily  worse. The symptoms became more  and mpre pronounced, and the patient's  sufferings  were,   at   last,   almost   un-  I * aP *1 T* n \~f I P  iA.bout this time he bought a box of  Dodd's Kidney Pills, and began using  them, taking no more of the, doctors'  medicines, which had proved so useless.  Mr. Stewart tells the resulL oC his  action in' the following words: "i had  lak-m only a'few doses oQ Dodd's Kid-  n:y Pills, when 1 began to feel' better.  My urine) grew more natural in color,  and^becamti normal in quantity.  "I persevered in the use of Dodd s  Kidn:y Pills, and to-day I ami sound  and well���������havo not an-acha or a pain,  though the) doctors had utterly failed  to relieve me."   . ...  This is ������ fair example of the wonderful curesi that Dodd's Kidney Pil.s  have been, making in this district' the  have been making in this district during the. past few years.       '        i       '  It is an absolute fact, that Kidney  Disease, of every type, from" Bright's  Disease, Diabetes and Rheumatism, to  Vemale Ccmplaints, have been almost  entirely banished from this section by  Dodd's Kidney Pills.  T)odd's- Kidney vPills cost only fifly  cents a, box, ������2.59 for six boxes( 'can bo  got at tall drug stores, or, by sending  the price to The Dodds Medicine Co.,  Limited, Toronto.  FREE BOOKLET.  GUIDE TO HEALTH.  Pamphlets and Samploa oi  Material oi our Steel Fraina  Niagara Vapor Bath  sent to any addrcsii on  roceipt of stamp.  Thermometer Attachment and  -   Vaporizer Oompl.t..  Acanta Wanted for But Belllo*  Bath In Amorloa.  me sioaara vapor Boin go..  87 Yonge St., Toronto.  THE MOST NUTRITIOUS.  DARN A HOLE in Throe RtlnutSB,  II CAN EASILY BE DONS WITH THB  Swiss Darner. . .   "SSg^;  AiUr % lUtl������ rntf  tlce we p>x Isdlai m  a week lalsi* wh������  bare leArned to be.  oome sufficleatlj. wo*  Scent with Tail  Swiss Daknih to ������3  ae our of eatl end H|  instruct otbersln theltj  lorelltr. We requlra  thouunds of umpla  darnings for our buslj  neee, and tlrle ana  women whok������TeTH������l  Bttiii Dakmbx q������o  easily ears from f3 tej  *9 weekly la darn) '  ���������sniples for as. Ta  Brrtbt Di.BKSn i  watafraibheelor  la a itooMns In twfl  minutes. It muni*;  table elotae, enrtalaa,  ondenrear aad aU  fabries with ' eqasf  sJeetr aad epeed, aad  a child oaa operate ll  ae eaell/ ae a |rova>  ~erson. Thb'8wh������  ^iarkxb, aeatlr bob  ���������d, oomplete with foQ  person.  DA  ���������d, oomnli    lBstruc*lons,t���������stloooi>i  lale, eta., eent to ana  addrese on reoelpt 08  price, IS oenta.    Sample darnings, lire cents additions!]  >T!rt SgjM.PcvntfCa.j 73 AtWalilt 8t, W��������� Tarsnig  GRATEFUL���������COMFORTING. -  COCOA  BREAKFAST���������SUPPER.  CBA-H..,. ��������� .  HEALTH RESTORED  without   medicine  or oxpenfitt to thu  most didur.lcM������.lfcJtum.ich, Luii^h, Net/es, Liver, Btoud,  ItitvilUtir, !CiJue>h, Jiruir. ami JireuLh hy  Irtrry S   Arabica Food,  uhich S,ires luralldh and Ohi'dian, bml itl.o Honrs suc-  ces.riilly lufunrs nliui. A ilitents ilurt l)ih,lity hitTr re  swci-d^ll ���������.thi'i trentnirntn. It dici-His wlit-n .1.1 otli".-  l-ood is rojoaeJ, s.ivpi 61 times it. nc-t ia k licinc  Be*     iSiaBS       Annual Ourn i.l   Constipe.  " "" "      tmii. Flarule'icy, liyipep<m.  It.ingestion, C'.jiisumi.tioi], niabcte<,   nrnuohit's   Inllii  e.i������, C iiKh.  A.at|ini.i,  (!ut...ili,   l>h!ox,,i,    Dlnrrhcei,  Nm-tous Debility, Slce,<l������niesi,, UeHiiomlency,  (I.imiterl),  L.   77 lUveii-.  ,     j      ���������..,.-. '      itici-t,  London, Vi , nlmi 111 I'ans, 14 Jtu������ ,U Cifliglione. ami  M .ill Grocel", CIli'ii.i.tH, unil t>t ,1 r������ fv^rywheru, in ti'.s  2s., 3s., O'l, Ca , Sil,. 14s. Kent uirnuKe frro Also D.i  Bmty a Kovnlenti Jiiscuits, in tins, 3n. Od. and 6a.  Hundreds  of thoao Cloeeta aro now In rue.  Thoy are  Absolutely Odorless.  Firo only required onto in two wceko.  For oiroulor write to  THE ODORLESS CREMATORY CLOSET CO.,  Hamilton, Ont.  Baker's Adjustable Bedside Table  Designed Especially for Noma  C :mfort. . .  No Hospital or Sanitarium la oompleta without  thorn. Thousands In use-  Universally inilorsud and highly recommended by  the Medic il Profession Frame of table is constructed of Steel Tubing, finished either in Black or White  Knamol, Nicktl or Antiquo Copi-er Piute Lenf is of  Selected Otik nicely pollshod. Ciin be used over bed,  lounge, chair, etc A household article of great  merit and uli.ity. Descriptive circular and price list  sunt free upon application. Correspondence Invited.  Tho W. B. CAMPBELL CO.,  General Agents for Cnnada,  Toronto, Ont.  jSpeoch Impediments fu^S  itreaJed. Coniult a uualiflod sraetitiooer, who waa for  lyeaia a painful etauuierer, audhae oured many who fail-  edelaewbera Write 10 W. J. Arnett, M.D., Berlin. Ont.  Britlni Plate Mirrors, to  SPECIAL FROM KTNGSXON.  Mr. Editor:���������  Please inform your readers that we  wish to place in their hands, pre-paid,  a free sample of an absolute cure for'  Catarrh, Bronchitis, irritable Throat,  &c. It is neither a snuff, nor a wash,  nor an ointment, but a pleasant re-  medj which is carried by atmospheric  air to every part of tho throat, lungs  and n'isal passages. For trial bottle,  of this famous preparation and inhaler. Address, N. C. Poison & Co.,  Kingston, Ont. ���������  Wro, Miliar & Co.  Manufacturers of Sho*  Obpch. Office. Store, Bank  and Hotel Fixtures, Jew-  elera', DrupgtiutB*, and ������!!  kinds of Interior Fitting?.  19 to 23 A.Ilea St, Toronto.  Metallic  Tablet .f^E^--"**  Jl.SO.  The OFFICE SPECIALTY MFC.CO.  LIMITED,  Toronto end Newmarket, Ont.  Telephone  "Jot  Price,  BVBVbB   sii������BaB   %%%#&*&& swsiyiBB^^  ^^B?  Limited.  ���������NON-PERSONAL LIABILITY.���������  Authorized Capital Stock, $150*000 divided into 600,000 shares of a par value of  25 cents each. First issue 200,000 shares at 15 Cents each. A large proportion of these are already subscribed for.  BEING INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  PBOVISIOITAL DIREOTOBS.  The following- gentlemen, who have already subscribed for stock, are proposed as Provisional Directors  of the Company :���������  To all othore.  Germ-proof olotb  Superior  Four DoflBars  Complete. To be hnd only from SI,  BOKEKT8, 31 Queen St. E., Toronto  Send stamp for oircular and sample  OI cloth boforo buying elsewhere.  She has  There is  What's  It isn't  SARCASM.  ,  a nice  little voice,  only one fault about it.  thai?  little enough.  Dominion Line Steamships.  Moutreul aud Quebec; tu Liverpool in summer. Large  and fast twin icrcw steamships ' Labrador' .Van-  couvor,' 'Dominion.' 'Scotsman,' ' iorkshire.'  Superior accommodation Uir First Cabin, Second Cabin and Steerage paSBengera. Kates ot  patRage���������First Cabin, geO.OO; t-econd Cabin,  $35; Steerage 922.50 and upwards acoording to  steamer and berth. For all information upply  to Local Agents, or David Tokkance & Co..  Gon'l Agents. 17 tit. Sacrament St.. Montreal.  THOMAS S. HOBBS, ox-M.P.P.. London.  A. F. McKINNON. ESQ... Wholosalo Morohant, Toronto.  JOHN FljETr. KSa. WlioloBalo Uorobnnt, Toronto.  ilS-IBY LOWMOES. Wnolosato Merchant, Toronto.  HAKTLEY H. DEWABT. ESQ., Toronto.  Ii.  MII.IjTCHa.MP, Esa..  Manufacturer   and   Merchant,  Toronto.  Relative Location of Last Chanqb���������  and Flying- Dutchman claims  CAMP M������Kl.NNEY.   B.C,  J. O. BUCHANAN. ESQ, Banlc Manager  Toronto.  F. D. FEARMAK, ESQ, Manufacturer. Hamilton.  GEORGE H. MAOKBR, ESQ.. Fairviow, B.C.  C. C   BENNETT   ESQ . Vancouver. B C.  MAJOR C. GREVILLF, HAKSTON, Toronto.  ARTHUR JUKES JOHNSON, ESQ. M. D., Toronto.  STRATFORD, ONT,  Bast Ooram������roI&l 8oho?l in the Prorlaaa: antar novj  >������talogxia fraa. W. J. BLUOTT. Frinolpal.  RQ 0 FI U C and 8heet HBta! Worko.  v w r il n u    RO0FINQ RI.ATK, In Black,  SLATE BLACKBOARDS (We auppij  Tied or Qrcan.    ,   Pnbllo aad High Sohooln, Toronto). Roofinj Fait, Pltok.  Ooal Jar, oto. ROOFING XILEfSna Now Oiij BullS  infffl. Toronto, Jona by our firm) Metnl Orlllnya, Oor-  jifo������*,eto. Bsbltnntei furnlahod for work oompMa orfor  AiatarialF ihlppnd lo am p'.rt of tha country. PhonelftS8  D. DUTH1B&60N8, AdalaltfaAWIdnKr Sto���������Torent*.  Jf4ns /U4t4^JtmjjuU ,aSpt4>f <lr~������  This Company U ospoclally formed to acquire tho "Last Chanoo" and "Flyinp; Dutohmin" Mineral Claims in Camp M-Kinney, in tho  lamo ransja ai tho Ctriboo claims Tin t,ast Ohmce being only sop xra od from tho Cariboo claims by tho Wlarton Fraction. Tho Last Chan a  idjoins tho Watorloo on ono *irtn ani ot r.'ie o^her <ido cue Fontenoy.  Thoro la ni bottsr Investment in Damp MoKlnney to-day than those Olaitm offor to thoso vv'io taks atoc'< In thl3 oompany.  Opliuns wore secured on these olaims from l\lr. Stephen Mangott boforo tho full morira of tho Camp wore known to tho public, ad  n price which would not bo accepted to-day. Shareholders in tho Company net the full benefit of the options, that wero sec irod at  (20.001 in ca-sn and S'JO.000 in stock for tho two claims.  Tho flrst lHMiu of -fok. consisting of 200,000 shares (par value ������50.000). is offered for sale at FIFTEEN CENTS PER SHAM, wlth-  bui doduollou for commits omh. so as to realize 330,000. Tne Company can, from the salo of this stuck, make all payments o.i botn pro-  porti������f, and loavo no trly jlo.OOO in t.liu Tro.i-ury to apply exclusively to development work.  After lho silo of this issuo of stock 2S0.O00 shares (pir va'uo 370,000), will ro.nain in the Treasury for further development aiui  (qnipmcnr of th i mine.  The low capitalisation ot thn Company, coupled with tho proved character of tho Camp and tho locatlin of tb.iio claims nuke  Ihis the host pronpectlve mining invstmont in Hrlfinh Columbia that is oTorod to tho public today. Prospectus eonbiuiiaj; full p,irtlcul<  ird and minin������ roport upon the property will bo furnished upon application.  All oubaeriptloaa for stock, accompanied by marked choquo, draft, or post-offlcc order, should bo addrojsed to tho undersigned  w!io are authorized to give interim receipts ponding tho porunanont organization of tho company.  C. C," BENNETT, Vancouver, B.C.,  G3EV.LLE & CO., Telephone 2189  Mining Brokers, 71 Bay Street, Toronto, MOUNTAIN   ECHOES.  The hotel licenses of Sandon are this  year going to amount to about ������6,000.  Ex-Mayor Houston has taken the  editorial management of the Nelson  Tribune, now a daily. ,  Mr. Fallows is a very busy man with  civic and other duties, these times.  He is on his on his feet nearly all the  time.  Hagyakd's Yellow Oil cures all  pain and takes out swelling and inflammation quicker than any other  remedy.   Trice 2oc.  Squire Lovatt rides in a chariot now  adays, and there is muck jealousy of  his comfort among the townspeople,  even unto Jacob Kelson.  The tug "Sandon" is now doing th e  freight servicie on Slocan lake, which  lcavi'.s oho passenger boat to give more  pleasure to the passengers.  It ia said that Pearson & Co., instead  of the comique, which the council has  refused to license, are goi'ig to open a  5 cent beer hall. This will draw large  crowds.    .  Two rinks from Eossand arrived in  Kelson, Tuesday, and on Wednesday  had contests to aecide on the better  men for the 'spiel in Rossland for the  Tuckett trophy.  Be not deceived! A cough, hoarseness or croup are not to be trillled with.  'A dose in time of Shiloh's Cure, will  save you much trouble. Sold at McQueen's Drug Store. _____  Ladies, take the best. If .you are  troubled with constipation, sallow  akin, and a tired feeling, take Karl's  Clover Tea. It is pleasant to take.  Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  Our city youth sighed in vain the  past few days for a breath of zero, but  it came not, and the pretty carnival  euits had to be laid away until Friday.  Feb. 3, unless, in the meantime, Jack  Frost and the rink managers agree on  a postponed date.  Sandon curlers hare been rustling  the past week or,two to select the best  men for Rossland. Finally it was decided to take two rinks, Hood's and  Grimmett's, as follows : Hood (skip),  W. Wilson, D. J. McLachlan and W.  Karr; M.L. Grimmett (skip), A. Crawford, Rev. A. M. Sanford and I. Craw-  lord.  The Rossland Miner has not yet  mustered sufficient courage to say that  the yalue of the output of ores of th������  Slocan in 1898 exceeded those of the  Trail Creek division by SGOO,000. It  spoke of the output of Trail Creek as  being "enormous," and surely an enterprising paper like the Miner ought  to be on the alert for newiritems that  exceed what it calls enormities.  The dance given in aid of the Junior  Hockey club on Tuesday evening last,  was, as was expected, well patronized.  As the .orchestra gave their service's  gratis and Mr. Harris the use of hall  free, besides other favors, along with  the tall hustling of the youths in selling tickets, the affair netted about  ������65.00. The dance broke up about 1  a.m , everybody pronoucing it a pleas-1  ant affair. , '  IJirun Walker, of WaIkerville, Canada's big whiskey man, is dend.  Hans MadHon, an old-time Slocanite,  was badly frozen in the north country,  but may recover.  Nothing so effective for checking  severe coughs and colds as Dr. Wood's  Norway Pino Syrup. Price 25c, all  dealers.  Some papers have it that the Sandon  Club has closed with any amount of  liabilities. This ia wholly untrue. I(  has does not owe a dollar that will not  be paid.  Cure that cough with Shiloh's Cure.  The best cough cure. ReJievcs croup  promptly. One million bottles sold  last year. 40 doses for 25 cts. Sold at  McQueen's Drug Store.  The Nelson clergy are asking for a  law to prohibit Sunday mining. Why  not tackle the Sunday gambling in  their ojvn cit}' first, which is certainly  less useful than Sunday mining.  There was a time when railway operation on Sunday, waa denounced; but  now it is found to be quite necessary  on at least transcontinental systems.  Public opinion is changing in many  essentials.       .     o      ���������  ���������������������������. -������������������ . '���������>  From appearances thebestthing the  provincial government can do iB pass a  proper redistribution measure, dissolve and hold a new election. So far,  on the opposition side Messrs. Baker,  Turner, Hall iind McPhillips, and on  the government side Messrs^ Semlin,  Hume, M!cKechnie andTisdale, are  reported to have resigned because of  business dealings one way or the other  with the government. . Two other  members are in by special legislation  and one constituency vacant by death.  If it runs this way there will soon be  none left but the people's "Bob" and  Joe Martin, and thev could not possibly swell into a quorum.  Tho people of Cody and many of  Sandon to the number of 120 are petitioning the government, through Mr.  Green, for a grant to open a trail from  Cody up Cody creek, across the divide  to the source of the south fork of Knslo  creek. This is a much needed trail,  and, if built, would doubtless soon connect with Kaslo- the other way, and  very much reduce the distance between Kaslo and Sandon. There is  also no reason why an appropriation should not be made for improving  the road between here and Cody. It is  much to be regretted that an expenditure has not before now been made on  the road between here and Cody, which  is somuch.travelled. This immediate  district giyes-more revenue to the provincial government than any other  district in the country, and so far the  attention paid to it is practically nothing. By placing the circumstances  fully before the House, Mr. Green has  a strong lever in his hand.  CRAMPS AND COLIC  .'������������������'���������. .'  <  Are always promptly relieved by  Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild Strawberry���������the best Diarrhoea remedy in  existence.  Dyspeosia oured. Shiloh's Vitalizcr  immediately relieves sour stomach,  coming up of food distress, and is the  great kidney and liver remedy. Sold  at McQueen's Drug Store.  Karl's Clover Root Tea is a pleasant  laxative. Regulates the bowels, purifies the blood. Clears tho complexion.  Easy to take and pleasant to take. 25  cts.   Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  -It is the opinion of many that following the visit'of Mr. Kydd, of the  Merchants' Bank of Halifax, here last  week, will be the opening ot a branch  of that institution. We'understand  he got the best of.cncoufagement from  the business people of the place.  The people of Kaslo must be exceptionally good. ' Our curlers were to  have gone down on Wednesday and  have cleared out everything in the  place, but Providence willed it otherwise as a thaw came and broke up the  ice. They wired our warriors just in  time to save the trip.  It is generally regarded as a certain  ty that the K. & S. R'y will be extended  to the Slocan lake the coming spring.  The line is surveyed nearly to New  Denver, and the company are stirring  themselves to purchase the.^right of  way. If tho work goes on it will make  good times the coming spring.  As there are different opinions  abroad ua to who owns the flume so far  ���������the aldermen who built it or the  city���������the point ought to be settled before any further steps are taken. On  several occasions ex-Mayor Athcrton  told parties that the mayor and aldermen built it, and the money to be  raised under the defeated by-law was  to purchase it. If these are, the facts  it is the men who own it that should  put the Act through ..the House, legalising the work so far clone. Then a  by-law could be submitted to the people asking them to vote sufficient  money to pay the price ihe thing is  worth. It would not be amiss to have  all the accounts connected with it  pioperly audited. If they were found  correct the taxpayers would the more  readily vote the money. Even though  the work was begun wrong," as the  courts have shown, no ene can desire  to see any of the aldermen stuck on  .any fair bill from which they should  be relieved,-but the bills should be  right. ���������  At the first meeting of the new  council on Monday night, it was  decided to dispense with . the.serv-  ices of day policeman Waite on  economy ground only. Wo think  this is. a mistake, and that the council  will come to consider it so later.  As a matter of fact in a place like this  there must be one official around all  night for fire and other emergency purposes, and it is just as certain that the  place cannot run open all day. Of  course for some months the place has  been as orderly and quiet as any model  eastern place; but this is to some extent owing to the general knowledge  that there were officials abroad at all  hours. The knowledge that there isrio  official around; during the .day may  have' an influence the other way.  There is not a man on the council  board but is bound to do the best possible for the place, in the light of service as well as economy, and, under  the circumstances, a return to the old  service.may take place again. We believe economies that will be taken up  at tlie next and subsequent meetings  will pave the way for the re-engagement, of Mr. Wnite. '  ''.Kbit OVER Fit TV YKAltS.  Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has beon  usod by millions of mothers for thoir chlldron  while teething. If disturbed at night and  broken of your rest by a sick child, suDertiig  and crying with pain of cutting teeth. Sena  nt once und get n boltlo ol "Mrs. Wliislow's  Soothing Syrup" for children teething. It  will relievo tho poor little sufferer lmmedlnt-  ly. Depend upon It, mothem, thwro Is no  mistake about it. ������������������ It cures diarrhoea, regulates  the stomach nnd bowels, cures , Wind Colic,  soltciis thogurns and reduces Inflammation,  nnd gives tone and energy to tho system.  "Mrs. Wliislow's Sooth lug Syrup" for children  teething Is pleasant to tho tasto and is the  prescription ol one of the oldest and best  female physicians and nurses in tho United  States. Price twenty-five cents a bottle.  Sold by all druggists throughout the -world.  Bo sure and ask lor "Mrs. Wlnslow'sSoothing  Syrup."  DR. LOW'S WORM SYRUP  Is the nicest and most effective remedy for expelling, all kinds of worms.  No need of giving any Cathartic when  it is used. TPriee 25c..  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that at the" next  meeting of the Board of License Commissioners lor the city of Sandon, we shall apply for  a renewal ol our liquor licanse for the Atlas  hotel, situate on Reco avenue, in. the city ol  Sandsn.  TATTRIE & FRASER  CH/MQE^BLE WEATHER throws the hnman machinery  out of gear and renders it more susceptible to prevent ailments.  After a "muggy" period the first cold day "strikes home"  unless the system is well fortified by strengthening stimulative  nourishment, of which the most perfect form is  BOVRIL, m  30 Farringdon Street, London, England.  25 and 27 St. Peter Street, Montreal, Canada.  Return this advertisement to us with 2-cent stamp aiid we will  s nd you Whoniiart's Great War Puzzle. We are offering  $100.00 for the solution of this puzzle.    All.  .CITY ��������� eiGAR- STORE.  ^A'TOT^I? Pri'nado and La Flor deVallues Cigars���������they  ^���������L'J-1 'i-VJU excc.H all others  in  flavor.    AJl the  leading  1 brands in stock. '���������  City Cigar Store.  S, A. Mightoh.  H. Bycrs & Co.  .  cany a large stock of  .Ranges and Cook  f-Hoves,  Box and Heating  Stoves,'  'Queen' Heaters, Etc.  Call and inspect our lines.  Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo, B.C.   Sandon, B.C.  ' NOTICE.  All parties are cautioned against  buying Reco Mining & Milling Company, Limited, Stock Certificates Nos.  242, 243, 244, 245 and 246, in favor of  L. E. Hauk; No. 247 in favor of L. Peterson,' and No. 24S in favor of S." T.  Arthur. Said Certificates were obtained by, fraud and will not be redeemed.  F. T. Kelly,  Secretary.  Tells how Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills Conquer Disease.  Like the conquering armies of Britain,  which are- marching- to victory in every  quarter of the globe, Milburn's  Heart  We have time now, the holiday trade is'  over, to TEST your eyes, and you should  take it. .  Nothing puts crow's feet around the eyes  quicker than eye strain ; it makes you look  old before your time; Have a pair of  property fitted eyeglasses.  Q. W. QRIflflETT. GRADUATE OPTICIAN.  and Nerve Pills are everywhere triumph-  ingoversickness., weaknessand suffering.  Mr. David Walsh, of Carleton Place,  Ont., a man who has served with distinction and credit in the British army,  and is. now-an employee of the C. P.  Railway, says, "While in the army I got  broken down, and my nervous system  was completely shattered.  " I was much tioubled with liver complaint, loss of appetite, etc. My rest be-  cariie broken and was disturbed by vivid  dreams. This had been going on for 14  years, although I took a great many  remedies to escape from the troubles  which afflicted me.  .," However, I g;ot no relief until I  started to take Milburn's Heart and  Nerve Pills, which I used together with  Laxa-Liver Pills,, and now after having  used a few boxes, I am better than I  have been for years. My nerves are  restored to full force and vigor, I eat and  sleep., well,, and my entire system has  bern toned and strengthened."  " Milburn's Heart nnd Nerve Pills, 50c.  a box, or'3 for Si.25, at all druggists.  " Lnxa-Liver Pills." snys John Dolierty,  35 North Street. St lolin, N.B., *' cured mo  of Constipation and distress after eating;.  "Mieir action is natural und effective."  We have just received a large consignment of Fancv Biscuits,  Assorted Candied Peels, London Layer Raisins, California Figs,  Japanese Oranges, and New Jersey Cranberries.  w  00000*^*^WjW>^0<><^'<-~'<,~0 OOOOO  A QUICK CURE 8  :��������� '��������� "       FOR COUGHS "  "and COLDS  The Canadian Remedy for all  THROAT AHDLUrJG AFFECTIONS  Large Bottles, 25 cents.'  DAVIS A LAWRENCE CO., Limited,  Prop's. Perry Davis' Pain Killer.  New York        : Montreal    ������  3QOOO** *w><>^*Ort**<>'>*00000(  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every Representation Guaranteed.  w  A new line of Glassware specially bought for the bar trade,  consisting of Colored Glasses���������Tom and Jerry Sets, Decanters,  Syrups and Bitter Bottles; all of new design.  We need not mention that our prices are always right.  Hunter Brothers.  Jv.^. V-^. ^W^. '^. <������k . >^. >������_.  '.^ss -"*& ^b������ -^& -^_������ "38> -������^s  _^l. ^������^. >������*l. >������S.' '"���������"V ^������5\ -,  '43> -*^B> -"OS������ -������_��������������� -*S3������ -<������5> <^S>  i Which deals wilh those weaknesses resulting from  ERRORS OF YOUTH, such as DRAINS, NIGHT  LOSSES, WEAK BACK, IMPOTENCY, VARICOCELE, etc. It explains to you fully.just why ELECTRICITY cures and ctires permanently. Its tells all about  the world-famed DR. SANDEN ELECTRIC BELT for  WEAK MEN���������young or old. I am the inventor, and  with it I cured 5,000 last year.  CONSULTATION /=7?HH  at office, or if you do not live nearenough to call, write for the^above book,  sent sealed free.      7   '   ''.������������������; ' ��������� v. 7  DR. R. SANDEN, 1S6 St, James Street, Montreal, Que.  Haying secured the agency for the Lethbridge Coal  for Sandon, New Denver and Silverton, I am prepared'  to fill orders promptly.  ���������:-fe, VIs  'ft.  '*ki./ ; i**-?  '* ?���������,., , S,.        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