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 VOL 2.      NO. 39.  SANDON, B .C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1899.  five cents.  'Mr. R. F. Green, Slocan's Representative Addresses the House.  ft  Wo la* t week inadvertantly overlooked the following 'speech of Mr.  Green in the House, on the Placer  Mining Bill. His remarks were well  put and show that hi. fully understood  his subject, which is more than can he  said of some other speakers.  R.'F. Green (Kaslo) on rising to his  maiden effort said : "Mr. Speaker, I  had not intended to speak on this bill,  but I feel that I cannot cast a silent  vote,on such an important matter, and  1 also feel that it is incumbent on me  to reply to some of the statements of  the honorable gentlemen opposite. In  the first place; sir, the} have objected  to tlie power granted, to the Lieuten-  ant-Governor-in-Council hi'sub-section  2 of the second section of the bill. It  seems to me,sir, that it is only by such  a provisir' i as this that the operation  of this bill could be1, jarried into offset.  If this power were to bo withheld from  the rjiciitcnrint7-Goveri]or--in-Council  companies might, find in all probabi'-  ity would, be formed for the express  purpose of evading this net.  The argn-'  j'jment of the Opposition in this regard  Jk was,'therefore, very weak.  Ii   ''Seme members 'on tint side of the  House had also advocated  tlio introduction of a clause to make  the bill  */apply to quartz mining.   Now, sir, il  they understood quartz mining  ns we  do  in  Kootenay. they   would not for  ���������jOne moment   advocate  legislation  of  ) ibis kind in any direction.   Thrre was  no doubt  but  tbat placer mining was  tho mining for the poor man in contra-  ,t distinction to quartz mining, an indus-  ' .try wnich required large capital, and,  '���������therefore, was -more fitted to the capitalist.     I make   this statement   notwithstanding   the  honorable member-  {,������or West Lillooet (A. W. Smith) to the  | contrary in regard to the large amount  | of capital  which   had been, employed  Tin the development of placer mines in  lithe upper country.  ' Therefore, it is  l/that in this   particular, bill   that wo  fjwould. suggest, the retaining of these  I'-'rights  to   our own   citizens.      As   to  bquarlz miners, foreigners���������Americans  fi'���������had invested large sums' ot money  j'in Kootenay long before we, who were  f/pioncers in that country, could induce  'i Canadians to invest any money in this  i direction.   In tho early days we found  ';t''extremely difficult to interest any  )ne in,tho   quartz   mining   business.  I'iTinallv wo had to go across the line to  ^Colorado   i.ncl Mont ma   and we suc-  Ijj'iecded   in interesting   the   miners of  J'f-iat portion of the United States. They  I'brotight their money to Kootenay and  IVnvested it, spending lavishly.   Doubtless they did so in the hope of receiving substantial benefit.       Very true,  "iu.it in doing so  I hey conferred a very  jijreat benefit on the, country and there  I ould be no two opinions but that they  Trad contributed to bring this Province  jo the front very rapidly.   Not only  /.bat   it was well known  that   before  Ipritis'i c ipital could be interested in a  Jminingventurc,   development on the  IJJaim must be brought to an advanced  Stage.     Who taught   us that?    The  Americans did, and they are still ready  fcjid willing to act as middle men and  |,5sist .us to bring our properties to the  Requisite stage of development. Therefore, sir. I cannot entertain the prop-  "ition  t* place quartz mining in the  lime category as placer.   In fact/sir, I  ��������� Insider  the   suggestion   to   include  Miartz mining altogether uncalled for,  smaJl^bu������inefis in a little town in  northern Michigan. He was no manager, failed, but honestly turned everything over to his creditors, most of  whom lived in Detroit.'-When they  met to effect iinai settlement one said,  "Chapin is an honest man ; I hate to  turman old man like him and his w:fe  out on the world with nothing."  Among the assets was a quarter section  of rocky "no account" timber land  near tho town where Chapin had had  his little store. This the creditori  turned over to the old man to clear  and try to get a li'-ing from. In clearing up the land iron ore was discovered; a Milwaukee, Wis., company  agreed to develop the property without  cost to Chapin, and pay him 50 cents  per ton royalty on the iron ore ��������� produced'therefrom. For several years  that old barren 160 acres "timber land"  yielded 8U.000 tons annually, on which  Chapin got annually 840,000; then he  reduced the royalty to 25 cents per tori,  and the output grew to 400,000 tons  annually. In the last years of his life  his income from the mine that never  cost him a stroke of work, was ������100,000  annually. If this was not "luck," it  was a happenstance that is usually  f^iven that name.���������Mining and Scientific Press.  ,.  The  Sons of  Auld Scotia Have  Right Merry Time at the  Balmoral Hotel.  sumed until'the "we sma' 'ours."  'Aid.'McDonald covered himself with  laurels in his management .of the entire programme, even to the Import*  tion of heather from his native land  the chairman would have was grown  on; the jside hills of the'Alderman's  farm.  The Masquerade,  The first carnival of the season was  given at the rink on Monday evening  List, and, considering the short notice  given the people,   w.is fairly  well attended.   There were not as many costumed 'skaters"as  is  usually scon' at  those events, but that was due to the  uncertainty of the date after tho postpone cut owing to tho soft spell   lust  week,  and tiie  preparations of many  for Rossland's big carnival.   As it was,  however, several protty and novel suits  were noticed.     The   city  brass band  were on deck to give zest to the merry  masqtioniders.     Of course  'the  usual  collection  of characters were on hand  together with soimc pretty "Misses,"  and oven   Wilkie Collins'  "Woman in  .White'' put in  an appearance.    The  following   were among   those in  costume :  LADIES.  Little Red Riding-Hood...Mrs. Phyfers  Shiimrock .' Mrs Bade  Flower Girl Mrs. Shifllcr  Night -:...Miss Cliffe  Stars and Stripes...Miss Goldie Warner  GENTS.  Spanish Prince :...Bert Creech  Minstrel C. J. Smith  Clown.....'..;.: ...J. A. Mc'Vichie  Dutchman C. Phyfers  Chimney Sweep O. Bade  Cadet.......;.......... .....R. Hammond  Fair Maid isf Perth Sherry Burchill  English Yoeman.. Rich Deane  Tramp...............J. C. K. Hammond  Irish Dude... ............. Walter Cliffe  Sandon Girl.................Clarence Smith  Buiralo Bill W. Barber  Page Newton Stirrctt  Newscy ." Ruby Warner  raystreak Willie Carr  The name of Bobbie Burns will ever  remain a  household   word,   not only  where Scotchmen arc found, but where-  ever the English language is spoken.  He was a poet iii the true meaning of  the term.   His versification does not,  oi course, possess the literary-finish of  that of Shakespeare, Scott, Tennyson  and many others of, tlie celebrated songsters, because of the circumstances in  which the poet was born and the difficulties, financinl and otherwise, during  the 37J years of his earlhly existence.  His verses, however, possess a naturalness and llow of soul that are found in  no other pooms extant.   In every conn-  try his anniversary is observed by his  admirers, but by none more spontaneously  than   Aid. Robt. McDonald, of  the Balmoral hotel, this ���������������������������Aby.   Ln short  bis anniversary suppers and ass :mblies  are among, the settled institutions of  the   plaoe,   and   that' of   Wednesday  eclipsed all its predecessors." On  account of the general Slocan stampede  for the carnival at, Rossland, the entertainment was not as largely attended  as it otherwise would have been,  but  mine host certainly did his part.  Mr. Christie, barrister, was billed to  preside at the banquet but unfortunately ho w.is absent", and' it devolved  upon Mr. Cliffe to fill the vacancy as  well ns possible. The following was  the bill of fare:  GRACE.    '  "Some line meat and carina oat,  And some wad eat whawant It, ������'  But wo.hao.muiit, and we can cat���������  Sue let tho Lord bo thaiikit."  WHAT WE'LL HAE.  Taking a Holiday.  John O. Regan, who   helped make  the Last Chnnce one of the big mines  of the Slocan,   is  in kelson.     Since  leaving the Lust Chance mine, he hag  been in charge  ol' work on claims belonging   to   E. H. Tomlinson   and on  the Antoine mine.     The Antoine recently  changed owners,  and  tlie conditions not being favorable to resume  work on   Mr. Tomlinson's properties,  Mr. Regan decided to take things easy  for a time,   and after  taking in   the  en mi rn I at Rosslapd  he will visit Spokane and tho Coast cities.   One of Mr.  Tomlinson's claims  is the   Lone Jack,  which lies near the   Washington���������nt  one time one of the famed mines of  the Slocan���������a tunnel was being driven  last fall 1G0 feet, and  the ledge should  be reached in 65 feet rnoro.   There are  no cabins on the claim, and, therefore,  work could not well be carried on during the whiter.   Cabins, however, will  bo built as.soon as the depth of snow  will permit.   Mr..Regan says times are  good in the Slogan,  ancl that few men  arc idle.���������Nelson Tribune.  MINES AND MlNirJG.  Sir .Hibbert .Visits 'Sandon.  Sir Charles Hibbert Ttipper and his  partner, the Hon. Mr. Peters, spent n  d;iy and a half in town this week on  their w������y to Rossland and Nelson  to  KAIL.  Sheep's Hend. ,   Cockle-leckic.^  Hen Bree. _   .  Syne a Wee Drappie o't.  FISH.  Saumon Troots. Finnan Haddies  Kippered Herrin'.  Anither Wee Drappie o't.  HAGGIS,  Wi' a' the Honours.  "Fair fa' your honest sonsie face,  attendo court in the interest of some  mining clients. They are both interested in, the,/' pardewelles and. ���������Mdllie  Gibson miiies,,.and are. pleased f'with  the/reports they-hear1 from them.'. Sir  Hibbert thinks' that'-the'Slocan is.a;  wonderful district:'liiid-'pnly' requires a;  little: advertising to develop our mul-  t'ituds of promising mines.. ,:7;v. (l  Tne Payne laid off a few men, temporarily last Friday.  The Whitewater Deep is to resume  operations shortly.  We hear of a large strike in the  Ivanhoe, but cannot get particulars as  yet for publication.  Silverton shipped 140 tons of ore last  week���������100 from the Wakefield and 40  from the Vancouver.  The Payne that has always possessed  most valuable ore bodies reports a big  strike in the lower tunnel that is quite  equal to any body before fouud in that  most extensive property."  The Noble Five is well to ,thc front  again. A strike of some live feet of  solid ore has been encountered in one  of the tunnel j that promises much  length and depth. A full report in a  latter'issue.  The London & British Columbia  Gold Fields company hns declared a  dividend, of 20 per cent, in cash and  20,000 shares in.the Ymir mine. It  owns the Whitewater ancl other properties in the Slocan,  Mr. S. A. Mighton, this city, reports  a probable deal in the Great Britain  property in which he has a two-thirds  interest, to Spokane parties. The deal  ib a bond in the neighborhood of S25,-  000. The property is on Lemon'creek  adjoining tho Burnett group. Assays  have shown Irom 125 to 200 ozs in silver nnd ?20 to -Sb'O in gold. As machinery for other prdpeities in that  neighborhood is going up at once, this  will donbtlps be very valuable in a  short time.  DREADFUL SLIDES.  Young Siddons Claimed .This   Time   by  the Ajax Slide.  oud applause,;vduring which the Iiqii-  ible gentlenaan took his seat.)  Was It Luck ?  ���������V,  i"I am called a 'lucky' man, just be-  ause I leave nothing to luck," recently said a   wealthy man to  the writer.  Hie argued that there   was   no   such  Lining as "luck"; that every man  was  tie architect of his own fortune; that  \������e Shrewd, calculating man saw clearer? how things would go; what could  13d could not be sold; what would ap-  &:%flciate and what would depreciate in  i,.fu'e; that he judged men, their ability, weakness, and capacity, arid that  ,i was folly to suppose that any chance  ' V'luck" entere i into the great game  , ,r commercial success, and that every-  ijiing went by hard and  fast undevi-  jing rules, as inexorable as the laws  >/.'nature.   Probably he was right.yet,  ,} we read, a short time ago of  the  feath ef G. A. Chapin, of Niles,-Mich.,  -\ occurred to lis that the man's later  i>;!ar afforded an adverse answer to the  filthy San Francisco miner  and a  illustration   of. what "luck" is.  ;any years ago C A. Chapin had a  Early    Thursday     forenoon     word  reached the city that a rawhider   was  killed in a slide at the   Ajnx Fraction.  On making enquiry we found the facts  to be these:   About 4 o'clock   a small  collection of snow���������a   miniature slide,  was found on the trailby the   four  or  five men who came out to the  stable  at that.mine id look after  the horses,  and two of them   set 'to   work   with  shovels to clear it away.   In an instant  down came the slide of the Ajax Fraction covering  young   Siddons   out of  sightand taking him off in   the  aya-  lanche no one knowing whither or  at  what   depth.     The   other  man ; was  caught breast deep in the outskirt  of  the mass, but managed   to   extriei* a  himself  from   the. descending    pile.  Where the body is or where to look for  it no ono' of course knows, and it   may  not be found till the snow melts in the  spring.  Siddons commenced to   work  here on the 7th and all that is known  of him is he had lived   in   California  and a letter was found in some clothing from a brother in Texas.  Great Chieftain o' tlie Pudding Raced  A Wee Donal.  KOAST.  Gigot o' Mutton. Bubbly Jock.  BOILED.  Saut Beef. Hews. Soo's Leg  -     ORRAS.  Champit, Roastit and Boiled Tatties.  Stewed Ingins.  Bashed Neeps,-Beans and Peas.  DESSERT.  Grazet, Rhubarb and Aipple Tairt.  Dunlap Kebbuck.     TrimlinTammie.  Oranges.     Aipples.     Raisins.    Nits.  Scones.   Oat Cake.   Bakes, etc.  Anitber Mou' fu\  Tea. Milk. Coffee.  Dancing was commenced about 10  o'clock, in Spencer's hall, fo the music  of a Sandon orchestra aided by Prof.  Beaton on the pipes, and continued till  12, when, and adjournment for two  hours for the'dinner was made. After  the dinner the toast list,,as follows, was  gone through with, Messrs. Gordon  ^Sutherland and Mat Gray filling up  "the intervals with the most noted national songs:7  ['/:'���������'��������� TOAST LIST.  the queen;.  "God Save our Gracious Queen."  the governor general.  "Rule Britannia."  ARMY, NAVY AND VOLUNTEERS,  "Three Cheers for the Red, White and  ������������������.���������-.    Blue."   ���������",'���������.  Present the mayor and full eounclt.  A telegram wis received and read  from the Kaslo Board of Trade asking  them to ce-operate with them in portioning! the provincial government to  secure an appropriation for the purpose of sending minerals to the London  mineral exhibit.  On motion of; Aids, Buckley and  Athorton the city clerk'was authorized  to reply to the foregoing telegram stating that the council wosld co-operate  with them in regard to the appropriation re mineral exhibit.  Aid. Hunter���������McDonald���������That the  Board of works cominittee.be instructed  to enquire into the matter of renting  an oflice and amount to be paid for  same.��������� Carried.  On motion of Aids. McDonald and  Buckley the Com. of Public Works was  instructed to enqiiiie iiito the matter  reloting to water rates ' for . fire hydrants.  Aids Atherton���������Hunter���������That the  city solicitor be instructed to take the  matter in hand to secure the necessary  legislation re creek improvemenfs.���������  Carried.  Aids. Hunter���������Thompson���������That the  mayor be asked to call a public meeting at an earty date for the purpose of  discussing the advisability of granting  exemption from taxes to the proposed  (Concentrator to be built by the Ruth  Mines Co.���������Carried.  The services of the officials of lust  year were retained and the salaries to  remain the same with the exception  of the police magistrate which was increased to $500.  Our scribe met Mr. Donnelly and enquired regarding the chance of a transfer of the Donnelly claims. His reply  was we have some eastern hangerson  for the last ninety days, and from  the way they shape lately, they may  do something before long. This ground  is close to tho town aud is said  to look very well for the amount of  work whicl. is done, and if some company got hold of it and continue the  work there is no reason why it should  not be as good as those on the other  side,of the gulch.  The Queen Bess lead has now been  expose all across the Palmita ground,  and into the adjoining ground owned  by Bory and 'Foster, who have just tapped the lead in a   crosscut tunnel'130  feet long.   The lead is very strong and  well defined a!, this point with  a fine  showing of ore, and no-doubt, when  sufficient depth is obtained, these properties will prove quite as valuable as  the Queen Bess, whose  workings now  approach close to the Palmita mines.  Ten inches of ore have been exposed by  Jenkin Bros, while carrying owt their  contract with'the Palmita.  Sandon Ore Shipments,  The following is a list of ore shipments over the K. <feS. from Sandon,  for the week ending January 26:  MINE. TONS.  Payne... .......100  Last Chance.. .-. ......120  Reco......... 20  Trade Dollar  18  ,   Total... 180  The following are the ore shipments  via the C. P.'E. for the week ending  Jan.26:  A   Telegram.  DREADFULLY NERVOUS.  Gents:���������I was dreadfully nervous  and for'relief took your Karl's Clover  Rodt.Tea. It quieted my nerves anp  strengthened my whole nervous .system. I was troubled with constipation, kidney and bowel trouble. Your  Tea soon cleansed ray system so  thoroughly that I'rapidly regained  health and strength. Mrs. S. A. Sweet,  Hartford, Conn. Sold at ;McQueen's  Drugstore.  THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF RURNS.  "We'll a' be proud o' Robin."  THE LAND O' CAKES.  "Here's a health Bonnie Scotland to  Thee."  THE CHAIRMAN.    ,  , "For he's a jolly good fellow."/  THE ^LASSIES.      ...  "What signified the life o' man,  An't werna for the Lassies O ?"  "Auld Lang Syne" brought lithe banquet to a close, and dancing was re-  V Spencer vs. Harris.���������A telegram  was received yesterday saying judgement was given for defendant, Harris,  acknowledging full claim of the latter.  The action was to recover from Harris  the amount plaintiff had paid on a  written lease from defendant, alleging  that Harris had an insufficient title to  the propertj in question to warrant  his signing a lease. It is understood  the case will be appealed. Meantime  the defendant is on top.  .    MINE.  Payne...  TONS. ,  ....ISO  Whitewater Ore Shipments.  IThe following is a statement of ore  shipped from this station for the week  ending Jan. 27 :  Mine.  Whitewater.  Jackson ;  Total   Tons.  ... 64  ... 10'  ....80  FERMANESTTCURE3  Of such diseases as Salt Rheum,  Scrofula, Sores, Ulcers, Dyspepsia and  Constipation are made by B.B.B. The  daily papers are full of statements of  those who have been permanently  cured by B.B.B.  TO CURE COLD IN" ONE DAY.  Take LaxativeBromo Quinine Tablets.,  All druggists refund the money if it  fails to cure.   25 cents.  DR. LOW'S WORM SYRUP  ��������� Is the nicest and most effective remedy for expelling all kinds of worms.  No need of giving anyCat hartic when  itisused.   Price25c.  f... I   f**>       **   W    "J       *���������"**   ^ *     ' jt       Ji *     f'     *     fc.rllT*T    "S-' M  *   >.***- ���������������.'������������������        **>".*     ���������*      '** ,*i|     ril'h.*.-.     ������**t .lit     .-III,      r   .      k,",.   "\^   ���������.-  r.,      1*1 * '.���������*������J *-*.   . V*C*.   ���������.,*.    *���������*��������������������������� ^    rt- G.J   -V -  . t 4...I t   ���������."^ *-    i*       ��������� 1 .    ." -   rp   fl-T������   "TR^TI-;  <vanrT3vw11��������� in '  b -  iihid  WHAT IS QO!NO ON IN THE FOUR  CORNERS OF THE GLOBS.  Old and New World Events ot Interest Chronicled   Briefly���������Interesting   Happenings   ol  Recent Date-  There are 5,000 temperance societies  in London.  No less than five systems of law. are  in  use  in  Germany.  The public buildings of .England  alone nre valued at ������2-10.000,000.  There are twenty-seven royal families  in Europe, and (wo-lhirds of ihese ara  of German  origin.  There are 1,759/00 volumes in the  library of tlie British Museum, and  more than thirty-nine miles of shelving, i  The largest sewing machine in the  world is in operation in Leeds. It  weighs 0,5(10 pounds, and hews eotton  belting.  Rarcelon-i is now ihe most populous  city of Spain, the result of a census  iust taken showing 520,00!) inhabitants  to Madrid's 507,000,  Th? surce.'-sful launching nf tho cruiser Nndiejd.i at Bordeaux, which will  soon be ready for sea, makes the beginning of Bulgaria as a naval power.  Juslice Channen, an English judge,  in a case before him decided ihat n  bicycle could not be considered as the  ordinnrv luggage for o railway traveller.  Mrs TTelen Form by died at Formby,  near Liverpool recently. She attained  her 1011 h birthday in November. ITer  'brother died a year ago in his 93rd  year.  New South Wales has spent ������12,000,-  000 for harbours, in forty years, exclusive of (he cost of the port of Syney,  nnd will spend $1,5(10,000 for the 'same  purpose rhis year.  One hundred officers and men of the  New South Wales Lancers may be  brought fo England in the spring and  nt (ached to (he eavalrj' brigade at Al-  dershot  for   training.  iA railwpy is to bo constructed from  the Red Sea to the top of Mount Sinai.  A railwny station is to lie on the spot  where it is supposed Moses received tlie  Tallies   of   the   Law.  The annua/ earnings in Australia per  head are estimated at ������-i3 and odd,  against ������32 in ihe United Kingdom,  ������27 in iho United Slates, .������26 in Canada  and Holland, and ������25 in  France.  Tlie tirade of ihe British Empire is  estimated lo amount (o about ������6.000,-  000,000 a year, almost equal (o the  combined trade of France, Germany,  Austria, Russia and the United States.  In Okenburg, Germany, is one of the  largest gold fish farms. More than  n hundred small ponds contain the fish  in all stages of growth, ihu lidle ones  carefujly kept from (he rapacious big  ones.. " '    -  Sir John Brujiner lias presented to  (he National Portrait Gallery- in Dublin a portrait of the late Mr. Parnell,  by Sidney P: Hall. Sir John originally  bought, the picture with (he object of  giving it' to Ireland,    o  The King of Annam has an original  idea in the way of a strong box. He  has the trunks of trees hollowed out,  filled with gold and silver, and flung  into his private lake, where a large  number of crocodiles ward off intruders.      ' '.-,'.'  The British have-constructed in India  ��������� 25,000 miles of railway, which is doable  the number of miles open ten years  ago! Over 400,0r,0,000 articles are sent  through the mails of India annually,  and lhe private telegrams exceed 2,-  000,000.  Sir Martin Conway has succeeded in  climbingllliiaani in Bolivia and Aconcagua in Chili, and at" last accounts  was on his way to Tierra del Fuego for  the purposa of .ascending Sarmiento,  the loftiest summit, 0,(100 feet, south of  the Straits  of Magellan.  The British Government laboratory  last year'analyzed 1,580 samples of so-  called "temperance" drinks. Of .this  number over one-third were found to  contain more than (he 2 per cent, ot  nlcohol allowed by law! Some of the  samples contained as much as G to 8  per-   cent. , , : '  Mrs. Spence died at lhe farm house  of Wosterton of Roosie, near Moht.-  ros'\ where she had resided for seventy-  five years at lhe advanced age of 100.  years. She met wilh an accident a  few weeks ago. Up till six months  ngo she could read ordinary print without, spectacles. '. I  Italy litis had 29<i .square miles of  land added to ils territory in the last  ���������evenly years by the advance, of the  delta of the Fo into the Adriatic Sea.  The'measurement has been made by  Professor Marinelli, who carefully  compared (he Austrian surveys of 1823  with   the  Italian   surveys  of   1803.  A bill lias been 'introduced into the  Manx Legislature to give incumbents  and churchwardens power to sell, if  necessary, the whole of ' the , burial  ground belonging Lo a parish church,  By the law at-present, one half of the  land has to be reserved for free  graves, although it is very seldom���������  sometimes once in a num'bei] of years���������  that   a free  grave  is claimed.  ���������phe Bmperor oi Germany stands godfather to a:i (he seventh sons in Prus  sia. The former Empress Eugenie, fn  one year, acted as godmother for 3,834  children who were born in France on  March 10, 3850, the same day as the  Prince Imperial. ^Sr. Cecil Rhodes is  godfather to about forty young scions  of the British aristocracy.  A hundred years have now elapsed  since Lord Byron was removed from  the grammar school at Aberdeen and  entered as a student at Harrow, As  no public memorial of him worthy of  his great name in literature exists in  England or in Scotland, the citizens of  Aberdeen and most of the leading men  of Aberdeenshire have, decided to make  an effort, to raise a memorial to the  great  port.  Aspall Hall, whose name Lord Kitchener has incorporated in his title, is  one of tlie finest old granges remaining in the eastern counties of England. It is a iwo-siorey building,  moated in tho old styie, and has a  Jong family record attaching lo il on  the Sirdar's mother's side. Her family came into possession of it just 200  years ago. Before that it. was (he  residence of (he Cobham family from  (he lime ot Lady Cobham, whose husband, Sir John Oldcasfle, was burnt  as a Lollard in Heney V.'s days.  (JEEIAITA TOY CENTRE,  THE    WORLD   OVER    RECEIVES   A  SUPPLY FROM THERE.  CERTAIN TEST OF DEATH.  In the .4|p]io.-iraii<-r or (lie  Veins nii<l .ii-tc-  i-l<-s of die i:yc.  Dr. Chalmers Prentice, who has been  practising for many years in Chicago  as an oculist, asserts that ho can infallibly tell whither death is present  or not by simply noting the appearance of (he veins and arteries of the  eyr?. nis experiments in.this line began many years ago, and ha has never  known his simple test to fail. In  cases of suspended animation where  others have pronounced death his test  has  proved  that  life  still   existed.  Dr. Prentice has observed that during life, when Ihe back portion of tiie  ejv is being lojked at with an ophthalmoscope, (ho veins can be clearly distinguished from the arteries. 'Dip.  former, containing venuous blood, richly charged with carbonic acid gas, appeal- of a dark, blackish color, while  Ihe arteries, containing blood fresh  Irom Ihe haart, appear a bright crimson. The difference between the two  shades of color is so clearly marked  (hat mistake is impossible, and the  retina appears as if made up of two  separate colors.  The arteries and veins, however, are  not situated in the retina, but directly behind it, in (hut coat of (he eyeball  known as the choroid. Even in (lie  case of tho blind this color distinct ion  is pressn( unless a cataract exisl.s,  when (hu use of an ophthalmoscope  would be impossible.  Dr. Prentice has found (hat in death  the shade distinction entirely disappears and [hi blood in both arteries  and veins is transform >d into a pinkish  color of uniform shade.  THE OCEAN IS. OURS.  This poem was writ (eh by Hon. Bellamy, Storer, United Stales Minister  to Belgium, under the inspiration of  a paragraph in an article published in  the Paris Temps, on .the destruction  of the Spanish fleet of Santiago, and  was sent to Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt,  who has kindly consented to its publication in Harper's Weekly. The following is a translation of the paragraph in question: ..  : ".If-it is (rue that all the Spanish  fleet has been destroyed except a single ship, it is a disaster almost equai  to tha.t' ofi the Grand Armada! Once  more the sea has betrayed Spain to the  profit of that Anglo-Saxon race which  appears decidedly,' under whatever flag  it fights���������under the stars and stripes,  or under the,union jack,���������to have alt  the favors of that element,"���������The Editor' Harper's Weekly; '"-, .  O'er the Atlantic  Conies  the  roar of the ship  guns���������  The-'.English-speaking   ship  guns-  Telling  the "Latin race," frantic and  "      old, .'..--.���������������������������  Telling all Russia, gigantic and young,  Telling'    the    feudal    boy-Kaiser    romantic, -    .  What the Spanish Armada by Howard  was   told ;'  What   the  winds   (o  the  salt  ages  have   sung.  Telling   the   Powers:  "The  ocean   is  ours.  Together   we   pull,  Nelson   and   Farrago.!.  .  Rodm;y and Hull."  O'er Ihe Pacific.  Comes the roar of the ship guns  The English-speaking ship guns-  Singeing  the    beard   of    the  Do)  Manila. (  As Drakb did at; Cadiz three centuries  gone. ,  Tlie Orient shakes at (he thunder  rific, ,  Drake's   message    from   Dewey:  sink   (heir  flotilla,  spile  of  their  forts!   As you  we've  done I  The ocean  is ours,  Tbe ocean is ours,  Together  we   pull,  ,    Nelson  and   Farragut,  Rodney and Hull."  seas for  In  Ion   at  ter-  We  did,  LIGHT  ON  HISTORY.  Jimmie���������I wonder why they always  put the. preacher away back in the  back  end  of the church?  Tommy���������That was done in the days  when (hey was Injuns around and the  preacher   picked  out   the  safest  place.  Immense Factories IVoilnoe Tlicm by the  Million ��������� Allure Toyiii'tl.iiix I'il-^  Orlxlii.-ilt'il.  Although ihe little Thuringian (own  of Soruneberg,  the centre of  the  modern    toy-industry,    says Uhland's Wo-  chenschrift, is commonly considered as  the  birth-place of toy-making, it  cannot  be denied (hat the. first attempts  in tho art were made by the village of  Judenbaoli,    situated further    to    tho  northeast.       By reason    of its favorable    .situation    near    (ho    Nurnberg-  Sticlisische Geleitsstrasse, a road much  frequented  over    since  (he  thirteenth  century,  and  the  only means of communicating  with  Leipsic   and Nuremberg,  the village could always readily  dispose of ils crude wooden house and  kitchen   ufonsils, and later, of its  little chairs, tables, animals, cross-bows,  swords, guns, and musical instruments.  ��������� Even  long after   the art  of making  wooden ware    had    been introduced in  Sonnebvi'g,    Nuremberg    was still  the  market for these peasant-products   and  continued    to   make tho   most   by tho  transaction.      Not without reason  did  (he    city    call    Sonneberg    its    Gold-  tochlerli-in , lit tie    gold-daughter.   Not  until   the Thirty Years'  War had  destroyed all the regular trade communications,     did    (ho    Sonneberg   tradesmen  themselves begin to travel about  with their wares.     The inhabitants of  Judenbaoli,  on   tho   other  hand,   could  never  conclude    to leave  their  native  village in order to sell their products.  While in Judenbach,  the  toy-industry  did   not  attain  great    proportions,   in  Sonneb?rg,  the trade,  as early  as  the  seventeenth    century,  had  grown     lo  such an extent that, .when public markets w..'re established in Frankforl-on-  ihe-Main,  thsi merchants of Sonneberg  wero  granted equal  exemptions    from  and duties with the merchants of Nuremberg.  Till   tho    eighteenth    century,    toys  were   colored  wilh   poisonous   bismuth  paints..     An important step in the development of the industry was the endeavour    to   make    Lho.se   parls which  were  with  difficulty    carved  of  some  doughy substance, rye flour mixed with  lime water.     But this substance softened and mildewed when moistened. A  decided   advance can   therefore  be  recorded  only when Frederich Mulle'r, a  crizeu of Sonneberg, began to use. papier  muche, a substance of    which  he  hail heard from a French soldier. The  figures were no longer modelled as before,' but    tha    plastic mass was now  pressed    into    shape    by moulds.      13y  means of this    new   substance   Sonue-  bsirg-, produced  its wares  with  almost  mechanical    rapidity.      Toys  were  no  longer made in the houses of peasants,  but in    factories.     Tha   cost of these  new wares was, moreover, considerably  reduced���������a   most  significant  factor  in  the manufacture of toys..  Strange to : say, in the making of  dolls but little progress was made. Not  until a new method was introduced into Sonneberg, which came from China,  by way of England, can any great improvement be recorded. From the  first Chines?., dolls of 1852, with their  movable limbs' strung together by  cords drown through the joints, developed the so-called "jointed dolls." In  coloring the faces of these dolls, white  lead, a poisonous paint, was Jong employed, until, by legislative action, its  use .was prohibited. Nowadaysthe in-  iiociuus zinc oxid and similar harmless  colors are used. .-The hair of'doll's, after many failures with other material,  sen, Schleusingen, and Cobourg are engaged in the industry. Toy factories  are now scattered more or less over  half of Germany; they are distrbuted  from tho Black Forest and the Palatinate to the Sudegic Mountains and the  Province of Bradenburg. Of parlicu- I  lar importance are (he Erzebirge of |  Saxony, which, on account of their for-  9-&S&W&��������� ���������W%s$/Q/l&>^/&^,9  #    On the Farm.  9^*&&&9j/W9/&���������  SHEEP PROSPECTS BRIGHT.  I see- no reason why there is not   a  ^n->i1l^iUln!bU^dan(r w!''lU!r-P0";e������ b^e'gooj prospcot before lIl0 sheep raiser,  enabled  (ho manufacturers of Saxony  " ,   ,. ,   ,  ,     . ,     , f ,  to produce many of the more common   I  heha^  <-hal business  should  be en-  toys formerly made in Sonneberg. (couragcd  and  extended,  by  those far-  The most recent statistics show-that  mors  who    will take    hold  of it    and  mS^^n^s^^^r^ *usiness- ^^^^  but 30,000,000 marks, ������7,500,000, worth h������1-e will not pay any better than id  were sent abroad. Including the-toys any other business. 1 would not ad-  sold in Germany, the product of (he 'Viso farmers fo put all the resources ol  entire    German    industry  is probably   .,   .       . .   ,     ,,,���������    *   .,,,,,.i:������������������  ���������t  worth 50,000,000 marks, ������12,500,000, from Lh<iir ������anns inL������lLe production of  which 750,000 marks, ������187,500, repre- sheep. I should ivory much doubt  seating (he value of toys imported keeping up the fertility of our farms  from foreign countries, must be' de- 'mo^ed wholly with sheep says Wm. L.  uuctod.     Sonneberg    undeniably    pro-  ,��������� ,,,, .     -���������,. ������������������_������������������, _���������i, .wlrU  duces half the toys made in Germany. t'rov<3r' iho erlln" fed our ������^k dddf  Tho (wo largest buyers of German toys much to ihe valuo of tho dressing, and  are iha United Slates and Knglaud. sheep will not jbeur as heavy ratious of  Last year, (h? United States imported |JlaL (m. yeur around' as cows. I hava  German  toys to tho value of 11,000,000   ' *       . V., ������������������,.���������    ,._���������.,���������������������������  marks, $2,750,000. Of .he products ex- *"* ������"������ . ������-M>er.ence y lK pu e breeds  ported to the United Slates, (5,500,000 tyr, ������1,������,:lc������ u v ������V ^. h* ,��������� whh  marks, ������1,025,000, word, were supplied ������* * ^'V^?/.0 Linear i ������ood  by Sonneberg. A similar proportion l'u������ blelids' ;l������-,l *Ti , " fnr*^  holds good for England. To the de- IuuLlo������ market 1 would try for the  velopm.-nt of toy manufacture and to mutton, lo-' wc are pretty su.e ol a  the rise of doll-making is due the .in- K00<1 cyo" ou 6ood lu"uon. sn^'- .  creas; in (ho number of export houses I. As lo,,ho P*'������speel of success in raisin Sonneberg. In the sixties there lnfe' i'othousc lambs, there/ are a great,  were about thirty export firms. ��������� By ulil������y imngs lo consider* in answering  1880 the number had increased to fortv-!lhaL uuestion properly. You cannot  eight, and by 1890 to seveniy. , Accord- 'ralsu hut bouse lambs m a cold storage  ing (o the laleat statistics, there are barn,. neither from scrub sheep, and  40,829 persons engaged in German toy-!OIWi must be willing to put in some  manufactories, of which number M mglit work if the occasion demands  per cent, are employed in Sacbsen- ������<������������������ Judging from my own experience  Meinigcn. In the region about Son- in tho 1;ist ������uw y������ars, 1 Ihmk it the  ncb.'rg about 31 per cent of ihe popu- best paying business I can do. I havo  lation are engaged in my-making, not sold twins in market, that have netted  including those who, in addition, are mc over ������20 per pair. I shear my  otherwise employed. ,  sheep  from  the middle  to  the  last of  iVpril. Fat sheep are never much  tioubled wilh licks. I never had any  scab'and but very little sickness in my  flock. I feed' my sheep good quality of  hay (clover if possible^ up lo lambing,  ih������n grain ihem, giving small rations of shorts and( corn meal, or oats  and corn meal, and, after a lit lie while  linseed ineal.  I mix the above kinds in  HOW IT IS DONE IN CHINA.  I'lu- <tiil<Iic,( TIiIiik 1" That i'ouiilrj' Is an  KXCC'llllOII.  To say to a Chinaman who is about  to journey to anotlvr district, "I will  .see you off by the West gate," is no- '*������u,lII  Proportion* by weighc   -m.l feed  1 e>      > ;my  lambs all they cm eai, keeping it  tiling less than a gross insult, for the  before' Ihem day and    night.      [ havo  reason  (hat    all  executions  in  China, ! h.!"'  no experience    with  roots or    en-  ,. . , silage. ' Clover    and  some mixed    hay  no matter in what province, take place .should ba fed for a change after lamb-  directly outside the walls of the West ing. I feed my sheepl their grain dry,  gale. This has been (he custom inl;l������d g'v'^ Ihem all the hot water they  China for centuries. Why it is so is wil1 drink ������10���������ine nnd night,  that  tlie Chinese believe that life en  ters by (he Fast gale and'departs by  lh.i- West.  '   WHAT TO FEED CHICKENS.   ���������  Fresh Green Cuu Bone contains    (he  While in the cily of Mukden, Man-'elements to make strong hens, vigor-  churia, says a writer in Pearson's, [ ous chicks and lots of eggs. Bones are  expressed a wish to witness an execu- a cheap feed and ^cul up fine and run  lion. Such an occurrence taking place (hrough any clean and well oiled bono  almost daily, on account of that part cutler, they make a tempting ' ration  of China being infested-with robbers which is relished by all fowls. Fine  and brigands, I did not havo long to cut bone resembles hash; meat in fine-  wail before curiosity was satisfied.       J ness, is thoroughly digesliblei and will  At four o'clock one July afternoon, make more eggs im winter and spring  a native and ihe writer hired carls.-ind than anything on the market. Bones  proceeded to the execution ground, are strongly nitrogenous, so build up  hiving heard thaL three robbers were the frame, strengthen the bones, de-  to be b.headed (hat day. Ivelop tlie   muscles and  the lime   they  Arrived Hi-.to and waiting about ten 'contain  makes a   strong '   shell.    Uono  . cutlers  may  be obtained  in  any  sizes  minutes, the solemn procession wasv and-styles and if kept in clean condi-  sesn emerging from the West gate of lion, the bones can- be cut easily by a  the outer city ,��������� first four soldiers, with ''child. Among the cheapest in. first  immense, banners,  then    ' "i-   .^,:���������, ������??c and in repair is Mann's '.bone- cut-  twenty   more  iter.    Those    who are not    experienced  soldiers with modern rifles and fixed in iha feeding of) bono, or who do not  bayonets, followed -by an open cart, appreciate��������������������������� wliat' a profitable use is  wherein sat lhe three culprits stripped   thus made, of green, bone, should send  to The waist, with hands sacurely pinioned behind them, and legs inserted  in heavy wooden portable stocks which  wera kept in position by heavy iron  chains girdling the loins. .Thsir faces  begrimed, with Klii't, and hair unkempt, i  but tied up>'in a knot to leave the neck I  clear, for th-y a re. not permitted to do .  any toilet during ths time of. incarce'iv  makes grapes: rot. and vines decay.   A  ation. ".' "'     'poor,   gravelly   soil .suits vines    better  lor Mann's circulars, which are free, to  'all.    7::     ..    7 '-   ,-r ������������������  ',  '"  FERTILIZER FOR GRAPES7  OPerhaps grape vines aro the only  plants, which do not need stable manure, owing to the' fact that . manure  contains albuminoids in excess,  which,  The countenance of one evinced fear   n,,,,,.;   rich one.   Therefore vine-yards"  at his approaching end, -while the two ' ,     ,   ,   '���������      .,      , -,,    ���������-, ,r  others had a "don't care" sort of ex-,are 1'hinted on tho hill sides. -More  pressioh. At their sides walked . sol-, than nitrogen and acid phosphate,  diers with long |.vines  need   a   fertilizer  containing 15  7 SPEARS ,AND  TRUMPETS. -: per cent of potash.   Often we hear far-  is now made of mohair and. the fur of j ''he latter were blown every how and  mors   Jlioasting of having'put  tons   of  Angora  goats. I then.      '     '       ".. ���������       ^commercial    fertilizer    in.  the  soil of  In ill's manner ths toy-industry slow- i. Immediately behind,: mounted oh a their farms,which may' be very.gdod,  ly developed to its present state. How ; Pf>:ly' wli-n a huge knife in a scabbard but we never, hear any, boast about a  numerous-are .tho-varieties of toys now sloped oyer'his shoulder, came the exe- well-preserved stable manure, which in  madv. may bo inferred when it is con- ' cutioner.' Several horsemen, among this sandy' soil particularly is an im-  sidered thai the design room of a Son-j "'horn was lhe district magistrate, pellant necessity,' for it furnishes vege-  neberg Chamber of Commerce and In- I'brought lip (he��������� rear. Assoon jis halted table, matter (humus), of which (he soil  dustr'y proposed the collection of toys''1*1? soldiers formed into a square, the js' deficient, improving its condition  made by foreign manufacturers, in or- criminals were taken out of the curt so as to enable it to hold its humidity,  der that Sonneberg toy-makers might' a,ul placed in a row in a kneeling posi- and that addition of commercial ferti-  thus bo able to acquaint themselves ' tion '<.then the executioner came along, liters, if the soil is too loose���������as is  with the  wants and psculiarities of for-! a"(l placing his hand on the first vie-   the case, with ours��������� makes it compact,  tim,   bent his  neck  into   the  required  \mi ;f u is'stiff it loosens it.    It is  a  position, and gripping (he handle of the   faCL that the effects' of stable-manure  broad    bladed  knifs  with  both   hands   in  the soil    Jiave: been  traced    twenty  brought ic  up  to Ins chest  and  with ..years after.   : ' ." '   i ������������������ '���������   '.  one swift downward stroke severed the  head. , .')���������'.''���������'!���������        ~   The crowd uttered' a piercing "Ha !"  eign markets,. Such a collection of  models has now baeniiiade and does  good service for the manufacturers, as  wt'Il as for the students at the various  industrial schools of Thuringiu- |  The  .toys    at present made  may  be  divided   into   the  following groups:   1,H  XVurea made entirely of wood, such as  cross-bows, guns, violins, flutes,  chess and draught boards, rattles,  jumping,manikins, autrackers, soldiers,  ninepins, rocking horses. 2. Articles  made mostly of wood, such as doll-  houses, kitchens, shops, furniture,  Funch-and-Judy    shows.   3.    Mechani  showing their approval of the skilldis-  played by the. executioner.     Before tlio ���������  headless body"had time (:o fall the exe-  COMPOSTING- FOR. SMALL    "  ,        .,       FARMERS.  The farmer who is so fortunate as lo  cutioner grasped it by (he shoulder, have many acres and much live stock  and thrusting forward a long, wooden. aml is ,loL in dcbt may salely regard  skewer whereon were strung some ten     , ' ,,','*        ....  or more spongy rolls made of flour, he 'lhl'- ���������������'posf method of making ferti-  'passed it  throu'gii  the body  until   the   lli!ersi    wi(l1 comparative,   indifference.  cal toys,    1. Papier mache articles, such   rol,s M'ere  thoroughly saturated    and ixis stock   green crops and commercial    ��������� :*'  then returned it to the onlooker    who ,., .��������� ������������������i���������' n,,, ,;.-r.i,i.������������������ . ���������. it  originally  handed  it  to him,  ��������� repi.e. nianu.e make (he pioblem.     Ho.w sus-  sonlalivo of some lai-ge medicine shop, Tain    ���������(1 increase   fertility," an easy.  for  tho Chinese believe that  the  only one.   /But (ho small    farmer���������small  in  euro:for    consumption    is to    eat  the acres; in stock and  in floating capital,  blood of    those   who    have    been   de- or    possibly    in debt,    must  view  (he  capitated. matter   with   more,   concern.    To  him  It  is needless to say' that  to obtain composting    is the only feasible    solu-  this the    executioner has  to  be    well lion.   \Having   made the best    possible  bribed.       The,  same  .process as above use of- his little home'supply ho' must  described was gone through with  the strike out for raw materials from oth-  blown glass.     8. ChHsUnTsT/eeTecora-' second arid third men, and directly all er sources-beg)    them if he can,    buy  lions of glass, metal, and wax. In La-! thre^ heads were off they were held up them if he must,   i  gueha wax is the material most used,! for the magistrate to see, as he is the ���������--. -  9. Dolls with appurtenant wagons,' P^ responsible for the. proper car-  chairs, and swings. , ...i''--;.. I rying out of the performance, where-  Besides Sonneberg, the towns- and "P��������� h& and *he -soldiers returned, the  .-n������������������������������������ ���������r w���������n���������^.���������DOn    i7 ������������������ ^ ��������� ��������� v, =_' whole occupying not more than seven1  as harlequins, riders, caricatures of national types, animals covered -with felt  or leather, shepherds' houses, \ menageries, figures of Santa'Cluus.'- 5.  Animals covered wilh fur. G. Metal  toys, such as fin figures, toy trumpels,  weapons, and th������aters. 7./rFigures,  and toys made of china, burnt clay,  stone, and glass. Among these, toys  may bo mentioned toy dishes, marbles,  and articles of various kinds made of  villages of Watterhausen,   Friedrichs-| whoIot occupying  roda, Ohrdrui, Ilinendau, Hildburghau- =a������ntt������������-  EXPERIENCED.  Lawyer���������Are j'ou a married man ?  seven '    Witness���������No, but I was run over by  a trolley oar once. ������������������'."-'  I  m  ���������>������ 9/&^^S&9)*&S$/Q)~  CLOTHES THAT IRON EASILY.  Did you ever slop to think, when  buying gowns for the wee ones, that  '.ho soft dimities and lawns iron just  ���������ubout as oasy again as do the heavier  percales and ginghams? says a writer.  This is something which should come  Into the consideration of every mother of small girls. I can iron about  two thin muslin gowna to one percale,  and really the muslin or thin goods  gowns lust about as well as do the  heavier ones. The light weight ones  wash much easier, too; so, taking it  all into.consideration, it is an economy of time, strength, and probably,  of money to put the little ones into  the pretty light-weight cottons for  summer.  A good 'many advocate not ironing  a certain kind of ciodiing and houso-  ' hold,linen. I have tried both methods,  ironing und not ironing, and I have  concluded' that ironed clothes keep  clean enough longer to have it pay  to iron them. The sheets aro generally  folded from tho line,'and other things,  too, as much as possible ; ' this saves  lots of wrinkles that would otherwise  need pressing oul. Sometimes the sheets  are not ironed, and sometimes they are,  but pillow slips and towels certainly are nicer ironed in spite of tho  many to tho contrary. 1 think, it any  candid person will try unironed pillow  slips for three days, and Iben a pair  -.of neatly ironed ones for the samedime,  sho will'readily see that there is a difference about the joiling 'qualities of  ironed  and  unironed  clothes.  Towels are no exception, and there  are not many who prefer a rough  dried towol to one smoothly ironed.  T am sure, for one, I liko a towel just  as smootli as it can be, and I hey iron  .so easily if the irons are hot. 1 almost  always get mine ironed while testing  the heated irons. Those are frequently  too hot for starched clothes, where ono  cannot just run the iron over as last  as it can be moved, and this may be  done on a pillow slip or a towel, so (  that   by   the  time  one  or   two   towels  j__J__ _ 'dough; beat with a heavy weight) until  ~^������^9rvra.is   lhe    dough    blisters    thoroughly.      It  usually takes half an hour.     Cut with  ��������� a biscuit    cutter, stick     each    biscuit  ! several times with a fork, and bake in  a hot oven until they are a soft, deep  brown.  Lap lands��������� Beat separately one dozen  eggs, mix into the yokes one qimrl of  flour, one quart of cream, one teaspoonful of salt, the whites beaten to  a stiff froth. Put into small moulds,  well floured before being greased, and  bake in  a very hot  oven.  Batter Bread���������Dissolve, one-half teaspoonful of soda, in one quart of elab-  vA-.r or fresh buttermilk. Stir into  this four well-beaten eggs, one lable-  sponnful of melted butter, one fable-  spoonful of salt nnd one and one-  half pints of white unbolted corn m-rd  Pour 'into a baking idish and bake  quickly.  Batter Cakes���������Two eggs well beaten  together, three .cupfuls of sweet milk  half pints of white unbolted corn meal,  to make the batter Ihe consistency of  fresh cream. H'avo the hoe hot, grease  slightly, drop Ihe batter on the hoe  and, lei it fry until brown, then turn  Serve hot wilh fresh butter. This  makes a nice dish for nn invalid and  can lie prepared in twenty minutes.  READING AT HOME.  Mr. Slayboll Finds It IHIIIciilf, bill ltesolvc  .Vol lo be IMslurhcd by Trlllrs.  "One can so concentrate his thoughts  as to be uble to follow his own pursuits  in the midst of any surroundings,"  said Mr. Slaybolt, "or almost any. I  imagine, for" instance, that a man  might work, without being disturbed,  in a. sawmill or a planing mill, and  even tliat he might be soothed by the  whirr of the saws and the hum of the  knives, and there is a certain fascination about the sound of the pounding  in a boiler factory, provided it is not  too intermittent, and. (he roar of lho  city is music to many ears. Indeed,  1 should say that one could work to  advantage almost anywhere. If there  is an exception to this rule, a place  where concentration would not avail,  that place, I should say, is a happy  home   with  children.  I have, for example, tried reading  are'iroiiod"Lho"iron'"is cool "enough to in my own home when the whole fain-  use  on   the  moro  particular  starched , ily    was  there,    and    feeling  well.   I  piece. Then, too, when tho iron is loo  cool for tlio starched things, it may  be used Lo rub off a couple of towels,  perhaps, and so these will get ironed  almost imperceptibly.  ' Of course this is rank heresy to one  who has adopted the non-ironing sys-  1 tem, but I have used both, and if the  one who has the ironing to do is uble  to do it at all, the commoner clothes  aro ironed too. t must confess, however, that I see no advantage in ironing knit garments, Turkish bath towels, and wash cloths, flour sack dish  towels, olc, seem just as well without  I want  to  reiterate ! ;  have sat down and said to myselt;  'Now, Stayby, my boy, if you haven't  concentration enough to enable you to  read La a little tumult like this, you  don't amount to much,' and then I've  settled down and begun.  "One child in the parlour pounding  on the piano and singing wilh great  cheerfulness. Grown-up son who still  has a heap of boy left in him racing  up and down the house, skylarking  with youngest son, who enjoys the fun  ironing  as  with,    i.wam   lo_ renuruio; mmlenscjy      and ialIghs    uproarously  "   and now and then falls over something  again  about  using  light-weiht  ma  ials  for  children's  cotton  gowns,   and  for   bur  own    white    aprons,   because  they do iron so much easier, and really  look quite as well,  if not  better.  PLANTS IN WINTER.  The  ordinary  furnace  healed   house  and shakes tho whole house. Oldest  daughter talking with mother about  patterns and materials, andso on. This  is the result:  " 'Zip���������boom, heavy  pedal on in  the  parlor.      Ho I Ho I  Ho I,  the youngest  son.     Shim ! bang I, bureau upset. Hal  Ha! Ha I    tumultuous laughter of  (he,  is a had placo in which to grow plants, j grown-up son.     But you see, the old-  ���������,, ,    , .,  ..     , ,��������� I est daughter speaking, if I cut it this  lhe air seems to have all the dampness; wy_  ^ wo������t be fcen0ugh of it left  removed and that moist condition so ( for a bayadere stripe of the same  conducive to,a good growth in plan's'around the edge. Why, the mother  Is not found. This may in a measure: replying, yes, there ..will be, plen���������  . , ,'.       ���������'  ' j ���������        Ja-son!    Jason  bo overcome by means of evaporation,  which, while not supplying a great  amount of moisture, should do something towards relieving the bad condition: of the atmosphere. Place jars  or pans of wnterin, around or about  ���������the furnace, harig buckets of water  down  inside   the  furnace pipes  below  ison! this to youngest son,  who appears to-be dragging something  in adjoining room ; smothered laughter,  from same quarter, plenty, I should  think,7 but if there isn't, why, you  could���������Hor ray I. Bang I Crash I Zip!  Boom I" ,.'. '-,'"'���������    '���������' ' ������������������    ,  '"Well, do you know that after I  had read two pages I sort of woke up  and looked- at, the bottom., of the page  the registers, or place them anywhere .ail(1 ^ to myself; 'Why, Stayby; me  thai rapid evaporation may be ^induc- ^ how did you ever get there?" Be-  ed. *.eep-all the plants in light, airy CAUSe j realize(r that r had no recollec-  ��������� locations, but. away from :, draughts. fcion whatever of what I had read; it  Never consign a .well grown specimen : wasn-t a confused medley in nry mind,  palm to axorner of the room   though; it ^uj ho kind of a medley at'all.  ': It  it'may look better there, lis beautiful I  was    simply    a  'plain, straightforward  appearance will lapta short time only | blank.    j" simply: hadn't the-vaguest  in the dark, close place.   It may seem : ide^i    whatever    of    what I had  been  strange, to some, but the very best  place in the houpe, if the temperature  can there b'e maintained at an even  point, is the kitchen,, because of the  constant evaporation of water as it  puffs forth from the spout of the tea  kettle.  KITCHEN  APRONS.  In buying ginghams for kitchen  aprons, avoid the browns, us the wearing quality of brown will be found  far below that of other colors, owing  probably, to some rotting element in  ' the dye. Blue stands first in durability, and perhaps will wash better than  any other color, but it is better to  select those shades that border on'tho  indigo, rather, than the greenish blues,  which do not always keep their color  when , washed. ' ' i  SALTED PEANUTS.  Salted peanuts are a. good substitute  for salted almonds. Remove the shells  and pour boiling water over the hu(s  until tho red covering leaves them;  spread on a fiat (in, pour some salad  oil over them, and place in a slow oven  for about half an hour; then sprinkle  with very fine salt, shake thoroughly  and  set aside to cool.  reading  "And so I knew I must lack,concentration. ��������� For it can't be possible that  home is a noisier place and,one more  difficult to read in than a planing  mill or a boiler factory; the fault  must be with me; and that never will  do at all. I really must school inyself  not to be disturbed by trifles." .   ^. ���������  SOME VIRGINIA BREADS.  Beaten    Biscuits���������One      quart flour,  one half  teacupful: of butte;, one-half  toacupful of   lard, one  teaspoonful of  Bait.   Mix. with sweet milk intc a stiff  WHAT IT WILL COME TO.  Floorwalker���������Madam, may I inquire  why all (his paraphernalia is spread  oul: right   in  the way of customers?  Madam (calmly)���������This is my portable,  table, folding chair, alcohol amp,  lunch basket, and sewing' bag. 1  hivo bought a spool of thread hero;  and, I (bought I might as well make  myself comfortable and improve my  time  while ''waiting  for  my  change.  NATURE AND NIGHT.  A scientific writer says that night is  the tune which Nature utilizes for The  growth of plants and animals; children, too, grow more rapidly during  the night. In the day time the system  is kept busy disposing of the waste  consequent on activity, but while  asleep the system is free to extend its  operations beyond the mere replacing  of wornout particles.  THE CORNFED PHILOSOPHER.  Many a young man tells a young woman he loves her better than his life,  said the Cornfed Philosopher, but refuses to change the life he is leading.  THE VERY LARGEST FARM  IT IS IN ASSINIBOIA AND CONTAINS  100 SQUARE MILES.  Own -rt hy nn English Syndicate Which  Sends Its Youthful Scions Out There���������  Magnitude of tiie Amount or I.nnd I'n-  der Cultivation���������Problems of the Northwest.  It is a fact not generally known to  the public, though well understood to  the grain trade that in the far Canadian  North-West, in a province whose very  name is a synonym for desolation, in  Assiniboia, 1,000 miles north and west  from the head of Lake Superior are situated some of the largest and most  successful  wheat,  farms  of  the world.  Ono of these farms, 'the Bell farm,  says a Regina correspondent, of tho  New York Times, is without much  doubt tho largest connected block of  land devoted to the raising of wheat  to bo found on the globe. This firm  is owned by a syndicate of Englishmen, who have made it a sort of stake-  ing-oul ground for their younger sons,  in so far, as least", as they have been  a'ble.  It is named after Major Bell, (he military manager' of the estate, and has  an area of 10 miles square, or 100 tquaro  miles of which 45,000 acres, or about  three-quarters is under cultivation.  There is also the Brassey Farm, owned  by Lord Brassey, Governor of Austria,  and' the Sunbeam, owned by the Scottish American syndicate, besides many  others of less importance, and a stock  farm of the,Bell corporation nearly as  large  as   its wheat acreage.  These farms are in a country which  a few years ago was the lust stalking  ground of the buffalo, and where the  relics of buffalo and of Indian battles are stiU thick on the ground. A  few miles southerly from Regina, is  an alkali plain, sixty miles across, that  is covered with bones of buffaloes and  Indians, the latter from the results  of the last fierce battle of the Crows  and Blackfeet, not many years ago.-  All through this country, piles of buffalo bones, some of them 500 to 1,000  feel long, and perhaps 100 feet wide,  and as high as a man could reach, have  been gathered together and shipped  cast  to fertilizing works.  METHODS OF FARMING.  The problems ot farming in these  groat plains that stretch northwesterly 2,500 miles from the head of Lake  Superior, into a latitude that further  east is a region of cold, so intense that  scarcely any vegetation will grow,  have been long in solution, and have  ruined many a ninu who has struggled  against them. Tho soil is, generally  speaking, a heavy, black loam, and the  rainfall is very Utile, sometimos amounting to but a tow light showers  during   nn   entire   summer.  It has been found necessary to so  handle this soil as to preserve the moisture and to keep all the water that  comes from the melt ing snows, of the  long, cold winters, and lo do this a  new method of soil culture has been  inaugurated. Autumn ploughing is  said to be worse Lhan no ploughing at  all, and nothing is done lo lands in  crops after lhe harvesting. A third ol  the land under cultivation is allowed  to lie fallow all the time, so that but  two-thirds is in crop in any one season. .'-";.��������� ���������;'!, .;���������  By such farming methods Northwestern" farmers are able to raise crops  of from thirty to forty bushels of hard  Scotch fife wheat 'to the acre. .The  average yield in the Red River Valley  of the Dakotas und Minnesota is about  fourteen or fifteen bushels, and the  average throughout the United States  ���������is not far from eleven bushels. Conditions as to soil, and sometimes  as to moisture, are the same in the  Red^ River Valley as they are in the  Saskatchewan Valley of Assiniboia, but  the:-'farmers of Dakota and Western  Minnesota would consider it suicidal  to follow any, such methods as these,  in fact, they are nut adopted- anywhere else. ;  ... .THE COST OF' SHIPMENT,^:  Such a farm as the Bell, with 45,000  to 50,000 acres under cultivation, and  two-thirds of the immense land in crop  every year, .yielding at the rate of  thirty bushels to the acre, gives acx'op  every year of from 75,000 to 900,000  bushels of grain. But this crop is  nearly 1,000 miles from navigation on  Lake Superior, where the wheat of the  Canadian lands comes in direct competition for the. export and Eastern  markets with thai of tbe Northwestern  prairies of the United States, the one  at Fort William, the lake terminus of  Pthe Canadian Pacific, the other at Du-  luth, the lake terminus of the Northern  Pacific  and   the Great  Northern.  It co'sls 15 to Hi cents a bushel to  get this Canadian wheat on ship at  Fort William for the 1,000-mile haul.  It costs 8 to 10 cents to get the wheat  of the Dakota farmer from his fields lo  Du'luth, 250 to 350 miles.' The Canadian  Pacific is engaged in developing the  country through which it runs, and it  is willing to bear a larger share of the  burden than its American competitors.  During the past autumn a strange  condition has prevailed, and is yet continuing. Wheat is worth within 0 to  7 cents as much on these farms, 1,000  miles beyond the jumping off place,  ap it is in Duluth, where buyers for  the world's food are congregated. These  far-off farmers are now getting actually more money for their grain than  are thoije of the famed Rod River Valley, 250 miles from' one of the chief  markets of the world. The demand  from mills in Western Canada,  those  of the Ogilvies and others, and then-  success in selling flour in both Europe  and the antipodes, has had much to  do   with   this   condition.  CONDITIONS   IN   WINTER.  In these hyperborean regions, along  the fifty-first parallel, the cold is not  far different from that of the prairies  to the south of the American line. The  thermometer sometimes gets to 40 and  50 degrees below zero, but it does not  stay there, and this cold is not fell  more than the 20 to 30 sometimes enjoyed in Minnesota. Cattle do not run  oul free all winter, but horses do, and  come out in the spring fat und hardy,  having fed through lhe cold months  on the dried grasses of .the prairies  that they have been' able to reach hy  pawing  off   the   snow.  Theso grasses seem to have no nourishment as (hey stand dried and wiry  over the surface, but they have been  the native food for the buffaloes, for  counlless years. Two hundred and fifty  miles further north, away up on the  Upper Saskatchewan, (he prairies are  sell Jed exclusively by cattlemen, who  havo their ranches covering thousands  of square miles. They are the only inhabitants, as it is (heir wish to be,  for these cattlemen aro unsociable fellows in their business life and do not  care for (ho close companionship of  farmers  and   townsmen.  These cattle that graze in the province of Saskatchewan are driven to  the Canadian Pacific us its terminus  ut Prince Albert, or to ils main line,  near Regina, or they are trailed east  300 or 400 miles over prairies, whose  only paths are those made by the wild  cattle of years ago, und kept clear now  by those cattlemen and their drivers  to the terminus of the Manitoba and  Northwestern Road, at York, at the  foot of tho great Beaver Hills.  PROSPECTS OF THE FUTURE.  For years to come the future of the  ranch cattle business in the northern  portion of (he American conlinent will  be in this region, where buffalo grass,  plenty of water, and wooded rivers,  room for millions of head, und no intruding small farmers lo fence off the  water holes and cut the feed offer attractions that the Montana and Dakota plains are rapidly losing. The  big ranchmen are leaving these latter districts, and most of them are going to Texas, but the rational course  is to the north, and that'way will be  Lhe next great movement, say those in  the business.  The quantity of land oren for settlement in this region cannot be understood foy any one who has not  travelled over these prairies day after  day, week after week, and seen their  sun set in level prairies and rise in  prairies morning utter morning without change and still without sameness. From where the Soo Road crosses  the international boundary at Portal,  N.D., to its junction with (he Canadian  Pacific, and on the north by the Tatter's branch to Prince Albert, a distance of more than 500 miles almost directly north, there are scarcely any  inhabitants except along the main lino,  chiefly at and near Indian Head and  Regina and at  points between.  Further west on the branch of Edmonton the same condition prevails. A  few miles back from the railroad almost absolute stillness prevail, and the  land is practically tenantless. It is the  same soil as that which at Indian Head  produces thirty bushels of wheat to  the acre and it can be bought for a  song'.  DID NOT KILL THE WOUNDED.  WHEN THE BUGLE CALL.  .-soldiers    Who   right   Against   Attacks  of  Cowardice.  Afier rending of the brilliant exploits ot.our gallant troops at1 Omdur-  nian, one may be pardoned for doubting the existence of cowards in the  British army,  says    the London Mail.  Unfortunately, however, every now  and then amid the din und crash of  battle u recruit, is seized with a fit of  cowardice, which be boldly fights  against. Tho attack is often quile inexplicable, and nearly always momentary.  Thu majority* of men aro brave by  instinct, especially when in the thick  of a fight. Theie, are, of course, exceptions to the rule, but generally  the feeling that the soldier is not a  separate unit, but a cog in a vust  fighting machine tends to mike even  the most limoious stand shoulder to  nhoulder wilh  his comrades,  'lh;nih> f.'ur of being thought afraid  steels the ns-rves of many a failing soldier, and there is no doubt, ihat the  dread of the contempt and indignation of his fellows is a\ most powerful scimulant.  Veiy rur ly, indeed, does a British  soldier allow fear to overcome hia  Mmse of duty; but some old veteran  will occasionally admit that ho has  known perhaps one such instance, and  in reply to the question, "Howl is it  we never read of such cases?" he will  answer: "One dead man is a small loss  to a regiment. Besides, one man running off miTy cause another'to follow  him, and a panic nny thus set in. ,  Before any one has time lo think  about it or issue an order, depend upon .  it, one of his comrades, for the, honour of the regiment, puts u bullet  through him."     '  Sir Charles Napier bad an effective  method of dealing with cowards. On  one occasion a flying soldier was; stopped by his fellows, who were about to  shoot him, when the general intervened.  "Give the man another chance," he  ordered. "Place him in the front rank,  and if he turns again let him be  shot."  The. man eagerly embraced this  chance for his life, overcame hist fears  'ind fought bravely for the rest of (he  day. Bravery is sometimes largely  due lo mere lack of sensibility.  "There goes the braves! man in the  army," said the old Kaiser Wilhelm on  the buttltfield of Sadowa, ns a pale  young officer cheered his men on fo  the charge. "Ho is terribly afraid of  being shot, and he knows il; but he  loves hisi duty and country more than  his personal safety, and that is what  makes him lend his men on so gallantly."  ���������JOURNALISM IN AUSTRIA.  The    tiini'so  Kllc-hcncr  Against    ������cii.  Aitiplj  ICcl'nIcd.  The deliberate charge made by Bennett, an Omdurman-correspondent in  the pagesot the Contemporary Review,  that the English and Their allies in  the Soudan campaign wantonly massacred wounded dervishes after the fall  of, the city, is causing a great newspaper sensation in London, Denials  come freely from every quarter, and  the bulk.of the evidence seems to be  strongly against Bennett. It probably  is not to be denied that wounded men  were shot, but it is equally undeniable  that it they had not been killed they  would have treacherously shot (hose  passing 'Or coming to their assistance.  One of the oldest and best known  English war correspondents, Burleigh  by name, writes vehemently denying  Bennett's charges on the strength of  his own knowledge and observation.  "More humanity," he says, "never was  displayed in the capture of an enemy's  city than was shown by the Sirdar and  his victorious Troops at. the entry into  Omdurman. When I entered lhe city  I saw soverai'deud women and children.  The natives whom I asked told me thot  these were (he wives und'children of  dervishes, who had killed'them because  the husbands and fathers did not  wish to be hampered, by them in their  flight.' .Bennett dec-lares that these  wero shot by British, soldiers. "The  effort,' says Burleigh, " is pure fiction."  To sum ui>, (here is abundant evidence that the dervishes sham disability from wounds in order treacherously  to assassinate their enemies, so'.that  they have to be (realed on occasion as  nctiv.o combatants, while Bennett's  charges stand absolutely unsupported  in the face of (he fact that 9,000���������and  later 11,000 dervish prisoners were  ca'rod for by the medical staffs of the  two armies, British and Egyptian, in  Omdurman   itself.  CONSUMERS OF COAL.  The consumption of coal per head of  population is lowest in Austria, where  it is only one-sixth of a ton per annum  and highest in Great Britain, where  each person averages three and three-  tenths tons each year. In the United  States the average i.������ >wo and one-  fourth tons a year.  Lndtcrons Ilcvclallons of.-in Kdltor Ill-ought  to Trial Tor I.llicl.  Some curious facts have been  brought to light in the course of an  action for libel brought against the  editor of the Neunkirchener Zeitung, a  provincial weekly paper with a large  circulation in Neunkirchen ,and district. Neunkirchen is a flourishing town about sixty miles from  Vienna.  The editor, Carl Kulf, urged in extenuation of his misdemeanour, that  he was so occupied with his duties as  a shoemaker, that'he had no time to  properly discharge his editorial work,  which he only undertook as a supple-;  mentary occupation. His salary as  editor was ������5   per annum.  Judge���������You do not seem to possess  the training and education necessary  to an editor.  Herr Kulf���������That is not necessary at  all.  Judge���������But an ediLor must at  least  be able to write an article. ...--'  Herr cKulf��������� Oh, no. I cut'! all my  articles, out of  other  papers.  Judge���������Who acted as editor in your,  absence?.   ''���������'.''���������  Herr Kulf���������A hatter lived next door  to the. office, and lie used to receive  the correspondence and hand it over  to the, printers. The. printers published what interested them.  Judge���������These are extraordinary conditions for a. town    so near  the capi- .?  tal, of Austria.  Herr Kulf���������It is not only in Vienna  that proper ideals of the mission of the  press are in vogue. I always y>raise  the townspeople who deal with me and  pay their bills regularly, and "pitch ���������  into" those who buy -their shoes elsewhere and do not ' settle their debts.  The NeunkirolhMier Zeitung is a pa-"  per with principles. It receives u  subvention  from  the  local  authorities..  Judge���������How do yi;u obtain the .subvention?  Herr Kulf���������I undertook lo fully report all the. mayor's .speeches, chronicle  his small doings and show or praise on  his administration.  Herr Kulf was finally sentenced to a  fin-s for not exerrUing-supervision over,  his paper which an editor is in Austria  legally  compelled   to   do.  TALKING CLOCKS.  In Switzerland they art', making  clocks which do not. need, hands and  faces. The clock merely stands in (lie  hall and you. press- a button in its  tomach, when, by means of the phonographic internal arrangements, it  calls out "half past six," or "twenty-  three minutes to eleven." u3 the case  may be.  tows* li'J  |r������  TEfoeifllMntnglRepfew  SATURDAY JANUAKY 2S, 1890.  can get [lor work, while his neighbor,  with a costly eduealion, should liavf  something for his time. The matter  is well worth taking up.  PROTECTION.  It appaars to us Hint much of the  wisdom of our M.I'.P.'s, when legislating for the country's welfare) displays  stronger marks of unwisdom,    \Vl1il3  the Alien Bill as effecting placer mining,   is    justifiable   011   retalliatory  ���������   grounds, it is  wholly unjustifiable on  other grounds.   It is   notorious  that  English  capitalists  cannot be got  to  take the necessary risks for the development   of the   country.    In   90 per  cent, of the instances in which  they  have put money into this country it is  in established, paying properties, while  what we want more is money to develop prospects, which it lias remained  for Americans to furnish.   If tho English   capitalists   had   only taken   the  same   interest   in   young   Kootenay  properties   that   the Americans have  displayed, there would be much more  sympathy for anti-alien measures.  But this is not all. McPherson, one  of the members of Vancouver, ������3 promoting a Bill to operate against Canadian labor coming from other provinces. This should not for a moment  be tolerated. We aro either Canadians or we are not Canadians. If we  are Canadians we should not tolerate  raising one section against another. It  can only work mischief in the end.  OUT OF ITS OWN MOUTH.  We  have   now  got   the   IJoesland  Miner    where   we   want   it.     In  i(s  issue of the 22nd,   it  says that   over  $7,000,000   have been   sunk  in   .Rossland-properties   the past year.   In its  issue of  the   1st inst.  it placed   the  grofB value of the output of ils mines  last year at 82 80-1,758.   Now, all authorities   agree, that (o get  at the net  value of mine returns, you must deduct  one-third for wages, a second third for  freight and treatment, etc., etc. leaving  one-third as tlie  net value of the output, or 5934,919, to the owners of Rossland properties, or about  12J per cent.  on  the money sunk last year.   It is a  high value to say that SI,000,000 is invested in Slocan properties altogether.  The gross value of its output last year  ��������� was ������3,437j995, one-third of which, or  .51,145,998,   was net  value   to (he investors,  or 114} per cent, against 12A  ���������  to Rossland owners.     Wo readily admit that a Rossland mine, is of more  value to  the commercial community  of that place  than a silver mine is to  the commercial people of the SlociCn,  as it expends more on labor and other  local requisites, but to'an-investor''a  .Slocnn property is ten" times more valuable,   This is the point, we. want to  bring before capitalists, and  we challenge the Minor doubly  to dispute or  contradict one word we have said.  By tlie minutes of the city council,  in another column, it will be scan thai  (he board   has taken steps  to  secure  thelegulizing of tlie flume muddle at  tho expense of the  city.   Up to   the  meeting Monday   evening/the mayor  and some of the aldermen (and they  I may be of the same opinion yet) were  given to  the belief that the aldermen  of last year who promoted the scheme  should procure the desired legislation  at their own expense and then sell the  Hume to tho city at a proper price.  No one could desire to see any official  stuck for money in.any undertaking  for the welfare of tho place,  when a  mistake was made unwittingly.   We  believe that the city solicitor assured  last year's council, at the commencement of the iluming, that their act was  illegal���������that   they    could   not   spend  money for such a purpose until it wns  voted by tho people.   Iu  the face of  this knowledge   they went on in defiance of the lav/, and now the people  are asked to pay for the consequences.  Most of the most experienced men of  the place contend that if a year ago  the creek had been cleared of logs and  other obstructions with a break up the  streams to prevent the coming down  of new obstructions, which could have  been done at a moderate cost, it would  have   safely   carried   off   the   spring  freshet.   Then in July; when there was  a voters' list, the iluming could  have  been submitted to the people, and the  work have been done at a much less  cost.   However, as we have said   the  law was ignored and now follow the  consequences.    As for ourselves,   we  have decided  convictions, but are not  disposed to Sly in the face of the popular will.   The by-law   will have   to  come again before the people, nnd it  will be their prerogative   to   express  their opinions  upon the work  and its  history.  50C. 50C.  GOLD WATCH  FREE.  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  vou want one, write us without  delay.   With your letter send us  50   cents   International   Money  Order, for wnlch we 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 offer, and is warranted for five years.   Address���������  WATCHMAKERS' ALLIANCE  & ERNEST GOODE'S STORES,  uid., 1S4 Oxford St.London, Eng.  Money returned i r not more than  satisfied.  UNSOLICITED TKSTMONIAL.  15 Princes St., liiriningham, Eng-.  "I thunk you very much lor tlio  beautiful watch you sent me free v{  charge. 1 have tested It for nine  months and it never varies one huir-u-  niliuite from one week's end to another."��������� ]3, Wilics.  "To give away a Gold Watch worth  $25 is certainly a. splendid advertisement,but as the Watchmaker.s'.V II innco  i������ the largest firm 01 watchmakers in  England,!hey can afford it."���������KditorX.   .  Be sure and address your letter, 1S1,  Oxi'OEn Stiihet, f.oNnoN, Ekolaxd.  Make money oider payable to 31. II.  Idle, ea^hler.  While   people of other professions  are seeking legislative enactments to  ��������� protect tlitii business, journalists, (wc  ��������� use the word in the professional sense)  appear to be doing nothing. Lawyers  doctors, dentists, surveyors, etc., etc.  : have tkeir   incorporated  associations,  but journalists have nothing.   There*  are now about 70newspapers published  in tnis province, and,  perhaps, there  are not more than 25 per cent, of them  whoso editors' could tako a thirdrcl.iBs  certificate   for school teaching.- This  should  not be so.   If it is necessary  that legal documents should be drawn  up properly, it is just ns necessary that  the education which newspaper readers receive from the press should be in  something   rocembliiig' fair   lOnglish.  How can a nuwopaperman who writes  "I seen" for  I saw, "1 done for" I did  and   who   knows , little   or    nothing  of    the ' geography   und   goolgoy   of  his own  province,    for   innliinco,    be  expected to educate (.he masses.   The  time 'la not distant,  when newspapers  will  be used   in  the schools  as   educators, ns well us in the homes of tlio  people, and  it is desirable  that they  should be'written in fair English  and  in correct- data.   The journals  of the  country should move in the matter, in  thoir own  interests.     As the matter,  now   stands,   an  educated  journalist  ��������� may establish   a paper in a town  today, and  a blacksmith, who has some  experience handling tpyc but no more  experience with the pen than a horse's  foethas/may commoi.ee another paper  . to-morrow,iind by cutting and slushing  prices ruin the business for both.   The  man whose education  cost him nothing can  afford to take any prices ho  A great deal of argument and logic  are being wasted in town of late days  over tlie Hume by-law and kindred subjects, and nothing is being done to advertise the mining capabilities of our  surroundings.   There are at least some  35 or 40 properties within four miles  of the city   on   which sufficient work  has been done to assure capitalists, that  they are safe for   investment,  which  are lying idle for the want of meane to  work them.   If these were being made  ready for shipping, the population'that  would necessarily  be brought to   the  place   would soon pay, in   taxes, the  cost of the flume and all such other  requisites as the place calls for.   It appears to us.there ought to be held, and  that without delay,  some joint meetings of our city council,   leading business men and property owners, that  some scheme might be put.in shape to,  properly advertise this portion of;the  Slocan.    If other  surrounding towns  would cooperate in a plan for the general advertising of the Slocan it would  be advantageous to all concerned. The  sum of $10,000 properly spent in this  way would bring millions to the country in speedy  return.    As there are  many things in such a scheme to properly consider, u is unwise for any man  to force his conclusions on the people;  but out   of  a few meetings   of those  most interested a satisfactory scheme,  to  accomplish   the,work,   could verjr  readily be decided on.     ;  usefulness of an agent general in England.   Like everything else,   the importance of the oflice would altogether  depend on the class of man that filled  it,    The ollicc all (old would probably  cost   the  ci 1111 try  about S 10,000,  and  this would  bo quite an  item  of burden  if tho  official jimply  sat in   his  chair three or four houis a day reading  the papers and  smoking cigars.     On  the other  hand the item   would  be a  mere   bagatelle,   if the right kind of  man filled the. oflice.   We  havo-mimy  millions  of   debentures in   England,  bearing high rates of interest,  that it  is very desirable should be replaced by  lower interest-bearing obligations, at  longer dates; we have  large tracts of  land   awaiting -agriculturist settlers;  we   have   immense areas of,mineral  bearing rock that   require  capital to  deaf with them���������capital that could be  got in England if the facts were fully  laid bofore probable investors.   If we  had an agent general in England that  would handle these matters properly,  it would. repay   the  province many  times over. ��������� ���������  I have opened on Reco Avenue,  opposite Clifton house, in Tinware, &c. I am prepared to do  nil kinds of jobbing for mines or  families. Rates reasonable, and  the best of work guaranteed.  H". J. Robertson.  SHE WAS  Yet it was but a simple little  cough apparently and had  been neglected; it was SO  simple. All yes ! But it could  have been arrested had she  known of  . Lambert's  Syrup of Douglas Pine  Of all druggists���������  ..,    25 cents a bottle.  Croft's Blend���������the best Scotch  Whiskey in Canada at the  Clifton.  John Buckley, Proprietor.  Silver City Lodge, No. 30, meets every Friday evening.at 7.80 o'clock.in Crawlord's hall.  M. L. GRIMMETT, X. G.  -\\ J. GAJIKUTT, X. G.  A. 1TAHLOW, Rec. Sec.'  All sojourning brothers cordially Invited  to attend.  -,"TXfl���������������������i������  f'Snfgf   I'lk&STf^'f  '   Cflji^   TCE 5������STyW7l-RiSJf.yu1G I  I  R0l������ PRICES 100 <3  M.  L. Grimmett, ll. b.  Notary  Barrister,    Solicitor,  Puflic, Etc.  Sandon,     B. C  NEUR'\t^ PLASTER MADE  ^ ftifiiflvnSM   EtfH PUJSTCfl IN E^ELED.  i'���������a.TfTi/��������� D0<X PRICe 35*/}LS0 INlY/jPsD  "r [)A(<t\  IS,  If.  ope?  The  press of the. province   is very  much divided in its opinion as to the  " Probably no single drug  is employed in nervous diseases with effects so markedly beneficial as those of  cod-liver oil."  These are the words of  an eminent medical teacher.  Another says :  " The hy-'  pophosphites   are   generally  acknowledged as valuable  nerve tonics."  Both these remedies are  combined in Scott's Emulsion. Therefore, take it  for nervousness, neuralgia,  sciatica, insomnia and brain  exhaustion.  50c. r.nil Sr.oo, all druggists.  SCOTT & BOV/NE, Chemists, Toronto.   '  The public of this province will soon  learn they have in   Joe Martin one of  the most unscrupulous men in public  life.   For instance he had to legislate  Prentice, into a seat in   the House on  the ground, not allow the constituency  to go unrepresented.   Tisdalo, a'supporter, resigned, in Vancouver one day  aad he was re-elected by acclamation  on Wednesday last.   Two or three days  after  Tisdalc's resignation,     Turner,  McPhillips and Hall,1 opponents, re  signed in Victoria and their elections  are put off till! the loth of February,  one day  before'the .'House   adjourns.  He had to violate the. law of the land  to retain Prentice in the ,House, that  the constituency might be represented;  he hastened Tisdale's election that another1 constitutency   might be   represented   by a supporter,' but he  does  three seats in   Victoria out of   representation the rest of the session, to destroy his opposition.   It was this sense  of fair play that made   the name of  "Joe Martin" odious in Manitoba,  and  it will   soon   also  "smell to heaven"  here.   We say let us havo   fair play,  sink or swim,but Martin's idea is, swim  if he has to trample every  vestige of  right under foot to do it.  Mr. \V. A. Russel, the Popular District Agent for the Singer Sewing  Machine Company, Proves that  Doan's Kidney Pills Cure Kidney  Ills.  This is his statement :'��������� " Isuffered for  five or six years ,witli pains across my  back, headacbes, dizziness, and kindred  kidney troubles. I got very bad, and  when driving would often liavo to stop  the horse, as the pains wore so severe  that I could not stand them. I tried a  great many medicines, but they did mo  no good. I then got Doan's Kidney  Pills, at Watson's drug store, took them  for one month, and am completely cured.  I regard the cure as a remarkable, testimony'to the virtues of Doan's Pills, and  am only too glad to recommend them to  all sulferers from kidney trouble in any  form."  Doan's ,Kldnoy Pills nre a nev-er-falllnfr  remedy for Uritrlit's Disease, Diabetes, Dropsy, Backache and Weak Hack, Gravel, Sedi-  xiicnt in the Urine, and all Urinary troubles  of children or adults. Price 50c. a box, 3 for  $1.35, all druggists. Tho Doan Kidney Pill  Co., Toronto, Ont.  Remember tho name���������Doan's���������and refuso .  Oil others.  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.   .'7  ���������'���������';' NO ORDER TOO SMALL '  .7  -.'"..'  AND NONE TOO LARGE.  LOUIS, THE SHOEMAKER.  Louis Hupperten.  My stock for the fall and winter is  now complete. It embraces everything  in Ladies' and, Children's wear-  Dresses^ Corsets, Underwear of every  description. Hats and. Trimmings, in  fact everything for the season found  in a 'first-class establishment.  Terms reasonable.  Miss '.-.Wilson';   -  Beco A.venlie, Sandon.  The business is for eale ; good rea-'  sons for selling. Living apartments in  connection with the business.  We have received from Mr. Green,  M.P.P., a copy of the Public Accounts  for last year, and they show that West  Kootenay contributed in the year 1S9S  $292,595 to the provincial revenue, or  well on to the one-quarter of ihe whole  revenues ������1.430,623. In fact as $242,689  of this amount comes from tli c Federal  government, but'51,187,934 is contributed by the province, and then West  Kootenay advanced considerably more  than the one-quarter.of tlie total. Here  is ample ground on which to press for  reasonable government grants for public-improvements.  There will he Fancy Dress Carnivals in  the Sandon Skating Kink on  the  evenin gnof the following dates :  Friday, February 3rd  Friday, February 17th  Friday, March 3rd  '.:   PHIZES FOE BEST COSTUMES.  Benofiit���������Sandon Band will be in attendance.;        ���������' "     " ; '.  Admission���������adults 50c, children 25c.  ri - Buying: on Credit and For Cash.  "Every large dopartmont store," snid a  woman who lins studied tlio question,  "has a desk, counter- or office for 'exchanges.1 The woman who has a charge  account and who has purchased mntorial  for n dross which, on reaching home, sho  ,. finds doos not suit her, slniply writes to  tho houso where- blio bought it to bond for  tho Material and 'credit amount to my no-  count.' Tho next day a polite nicssonppr  calls for tho dross pattern, lakes it hack,  tlio amount Is cro(lltcd,,and sho has lo.-ti  nothing nioro than the prlcu of u postal  enrd because of hor changoof mind. Now  If sho had paid cash for tho goods'sho  would hnvo found it n difficult matter to -  muko tho exchange. Instead of sending a  card she must tnko tho goods bnck liersoK  &nd oLphiin mutters to soveral pooplo in  tho dopartmont whore tho purchaso was  inado, nnd when it is all over she rcccivos  a 'credit chock,' which entitles her to tho  amount of hor returned purahaso in other  merchandise '  <'Pq ,you know  vbat a  bargain  day  crnsh Is?   Well, you Lin understand  that  although ono wants to get thero and take  'Advantage of tho opportunities offered lo  Sho papers by tbe large ooncorns one wants  to get away af tor making purchases as  Quickly aa possible. The woman who pays  As she goes must wait, soxnetlmos a long  time, until her parool and ohange com*  book, but the woman who says 'charge and  send' walks away immediately after he*  purohaso has boon  made and she knows  that hor goods will bo delivered at hex  home within a few hours.    Cut tho storekeeper knows why ho offera so many advantages to  tho 'charge'  customers.    Ho  knows that tho average woman, no matter  hosv good a housekoepor sho may bo, will  buy more if sho has an account than if filia  paid  cash  for' nar i lrchascs.    Accounts  wilh Iho grocer, tlio butcher and (hu baker  havocHUULd many n careful housekeeper lo  Burn eonsnrn for extravagance and paying  rji.iii in i.nif.o departments of housekeeping  ci'iuiinly moans  saving  money, bin,  if  a  vioiiir.n tc.n   va-,Ut ihu ' tciiij.iaiioii to buy  iniu'Ci ir.nn   .-liu  needs  and mi ills  to si.op  with coiisfci'i, she hiu'iild lie a 'cliiirgo ������-.ui-  ItlL.tJ-'  in   i  io dry  {400  Js start's  "��������� V%v  Yoik 'J  ".���������bill  avc'i'i  0.  '-a ti-  J  ' "TI'i  i T'u-.-i. r>���������i  :;';l, j er.-.ul) r.  :iy i:  r'V^,i,  fast r. :���������  ,i';:l-:  ���������! l; i.n, f-ui '  ;:s :  1.-. |V  . /,. ,:ul.  t-l   -.!!  t.  cr !���������  !;���������.���������.���������.���������(!   ;.pi'.  -, !l  1  'I-  ��������� i :.c:,\ a  bi:::cli  if  n  ���������aji.'.i  or   a  very  Kl!  p.-M,"  wrili s  aI."h.  :j. 'j'. Ilorer  on  'Ul,  :t   Iiiiii-  .*'   '     ���������*  .!v   :..i':i:is,'  in  Ti;0  l.adics'  1-ir.i.j..-  I'-l-Vl  ,-���������1.   "I'llIs  vr.y  l-o followed  bv a Ho  -. 1 i'f  v.vil cooked  rciv  :l w  til a lit-  t - li       1.'    t ������  , .*".  .-l:te of  v.h  ile i  Ii. ;���������  hivm'l,  "' -'.. :. i  .������������������ il.'  , :>. en .-ict'i.s  'o:n.'  1 10  t-, .1 cup  c;=   i *v; r  ' !1.  f, or.i.-l ail'  iwift  d mi  Ik. - No  i- * *  '.  i  -..-���������:rail;.- r  I'.s;.:  '.:���������' ���������  -In fr.ot,  .".ip in ii  '���������!; !n  heller n!f v.  iiii even .-  ii'ihlor  ;i....l.  _: ,ju  ,ca\y ureal  fast,  quit  kly and  c<-.,-, !.v-  y   e".  ten   by   lho  UVl'l  "IKO  f.wuily,  Lri i .-s;  : oul  such discas  OS   US  con  e to(ho  c\ > r, ..;.  ���������'.'���������i  hcu.'iiaiism,  iron  t,   urio  acid  kv  ::.,:..- mid liriglit's uisc;.^a  'i..'.-;oondiiy meal should bo ilgi.t un-  v. o hours' ri-sl can bo taken. It may  i i i* a cream .icum, two or tluvc slices  <i h.iii' v,lii'-at bread nnd butter, any lil-  )<::'���������.v miiK-cd moat, and r.pnln fruit,  't'-ii., n.t-iil u:ay i.o closed witn a lico pml-  ci;i^, a cup custard or soiuo simple desseri!  ���������inudo principally.from.eggs and milk,-rice  ; and. miik, or whipped cream.- The night  lu'eal, titter.umi clay's: work is over, should  for its' iii'st course have a perfectly clear  soup,-either plain consoiunio or a bouillon  made entire.1;,' from vogolaulo matter, or a.  ��������� clear, light .tomato, soup. Tho Idea is to  warm and stimulate tho stomach without  giving nourishment. Follow this with a  red moat, either bcof' or mutton, broiled,  roasted or boiled; one starchy vegetable,  us rice, macaroni, potato, or in tho winter  boiled chestnuts; ono groon vegetable, as  carefully cooked cabbage, cauli(lowor,7  spinach, asparagus, green peas or beans,  stowed cucumbors or squash, according to  the sonson of theyoar; then a light dinner salad;'.'composed- of either celery, lettuce, cross, ondivo or chicory, or oven  shroclded raw cabbage dressed with a littlo  oil and a fow drops of lemon juice, with a  bit of cheese and a bread stick or a wafer  or a piece of brown broad, followed . by  soiuo very light dessert similar to those  mentioned for the noonday liieal."  How Algrets Are Obtained.  ��������� '-> -If every woman could roalize that a hat  trimmed with  aigrets: was  ornamented  at tho cxpensoof a little mother Cifo, would  , she still   wish their adornment?   Aigrcta  are obtained in tho breeding season when  ��������� the mother bird,- anxious to protect her  ��������� young, will not hover: far from tho nest  and thus is an easy mark for tho sports- .���������  man. Then when the proud, happy mother is gone, killed in the moment of her terror, tho cries of the hungry baby birds am  left for the echoes of tho woods to soothe  until death at lest hushes them into stiii-  neis.-' ,; ��������� ���������  <Wamen'. laugh in their thoughtlessness  at sentiments akin to theso, oall.'iig them  foolish - exaggerations of one. of naturo'ii  , enthusiasts. They cannot sno tho .necessity  of going without the wings and aigrcta  which mako thoir hc.'sdgear more stylish  nnd becoming. "What aro a fow among-  many?" they sny. ''1'hese ornaments are  in the shops.    Wo did not kill tho birds."  Pardon me; you are as much a'murder.  or at least as the hunter sent at your demands to bring those bird lives for sacri-  flcb to the altar of your lovo for fashions.  You will wear the evidenco of a cruelty  and smile and be merry undor tho burden  of your guilt.  What would nature do if the sunshine ot  tbe world wero hot put, to music in tho  trees? Think of n spring without the lovo  calls of the birds! Can wo get along without our songsters in. the land? Then how  can we stop their destruction? Only by  womon, in ono groat body and in tho lovo  of .humanity, standing up for tho right,  lifting thoir voices in one mighty chorus  of determination against this awful devastation of life and song, this suorifloo of  Joyous existence to vain desire for ornament.���������Edith Boberts in North American  Bovio'W;     $������&  Now-a-days nearly  every   woman    ridos   a  bicycle.     The   majority  of these   who   do   not,  have   fa i 1 e d   to,  compass its difficulties because of  nervousness.  Many  women  after taking innum-  erable   lessons,  and  trying vainly  conquer the wheel  I'for weeks, have finally  Riven it up as a hopeless task for this one  reason.'  Iu nearly every in-  >} Jj������* stance severe nervous-  Sa^a^5^ ness in women may be  traced to weakness and  disease of the delicate  and important organs distinctly feminine.  No other class of disorders so torture a woman's nerves or break them down so  quickly and effectually. Dr. I'ieree's .Favorite Prescription is a sure, speedy and  permanent cure for all troubles of this description. It acts directly on the sensitive  organs concerned, making them strong,  healthy, vigorous and elastic. It allays  inflammation, heals ulceration, soothes  pain aud tones and builds up the nerves,  it stops exhausting drains. It banishes the  indispositions tliat precede maternity and  makes baby's advent easy and almost painless. It insures the little new-comer's  health aud an ample supply of nourishment. It transforms weak, nervous invalids into strong, healthy, nerve-steady women. Thousands have testified to its marvelous merits. An honest dealer will not  offer a substitute.  " My wife wns troubled with -female weakness' for seveial years," writes James Caswell,  Esq., of Ocheltree, Johnson Co., Knns., (p. O.  Box 6i). "She had benriiifj-down pnins and  pain in hack. Her periods were irregulnr, she  would have faiiitinjr spells, the best doctors did  her uo good. By the Lime my wife had taken  four bottles of the ' Favorite Prescription' she  was completely cured. No more pain.r��������� Her  monthly periods are regular, she is stout and  strong. When she commenced takimr your  medicines she weighed about 125 pounds���������now  she weighs 160 pounds."  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Siibi  \t .tx  ���������^v7 -  ,^l6>  '���������fn������ ~>y  t ��������� J.���������O- * -^���������9���������9���������9-^���������9���������9���������9���������9-9-^���������*-P-*���������9-9~*���������<* -  9  I  IT WILL OUT.  ���������  i  ������  i  9  I  ������-  OR,  A GREAT  flYSTERY.  -���������-��������������������� ���������0���������<  -���������-*-���������-���������������������������-������������������������-������ ��������� ���������������������������������  I  ���������  I  *  I  -���������-���������  *-���������-���������-*-���������-������-������-���������  CHAPTER I-  THE LEADING CHARACTER.  In tho year 1878 1 took my degree  of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, ancl proceeded to Net-  ley to go through tho course prescribed for burgeons in tho army. Having completed my studies there, 1  was duly attached to lhe Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers as assistant  surgeon. The regiment was stationed in India'nt the time, and before I  could join it tho second Afghan war  * broke out. On landing at Bombay, I  learned that my corps had advanced  through tho passes, and was already  deep in the enemy's country. 1 followed, however, with many other officers who wero in the same situation aa  myself, and succeeded in reaching'Can-  dahar in safety, where I found my regiment, and at onoe entered upon my  new dulit's.  The campaign brought honors and  promotions to many, but for me it had  nothing but misfortune and disaster.  I was removed from my brigade and  attached to tho Berkshiros, with whom  I served at the fatal battle of Maiwaud.  There 1 was struck on the shoulder by  a. Jezail bullet, which shattered the  bone and grazed the subclavian artery.  I should have fallen info the hands of ihe, gentleman whom I proposed to take  the murderous Ghazis had it not been   as fellow-lodger.  for tho devotion ajid courage shown by I " You mustn't blame me if you don't  Murray, my orderly, who threw mo; get on with him," ho said ; " I know  across a pack-horso and succeeded in nothing more of him lhan 1 havo Jearn-  bringing nie safely lo the British lines, j ed   from meeting  him occasio- in  Worn with pain, and weak from lho : the laboratory.    You proposed ar-  prolonged hardships  which  1 had  un-j rangement, so you must not . me  dcrgoue, 1 waa removed,  with a great   responsible."'  train of wounde|d Etufferers, to tho | " If we don't get on it will bo easy  base hospital at Peshawur. Here 1 rt-o pare company," I answered. " It  rallied, and had already improved so saoms to mo, Stamford," 1 added, look-  far as to bo able to walk about (he I ing hard at my companion, "that you  wards, and even to bask a little upun have some reason for washing your  the veranda, when 1 was siruck down j hands of the matter.   Is  this fellow's  chemist; but as lar as I know, he has  never taken out any systematic medical  classes. His studies are very desultory  and eccentric, but he has amassed a  lot of out-of-the-way knowledge which  would astonish his professors."  " Did you over ask him what he was  going  in   for i"  1 asked.  " No; he is not a man that it is easy  to draw out, though'he can bo communicative enough when the fancy  seizes him.'*  "I should like to meet him," I said.  " If 1 am to lodge with any one, I  should prefer a man of studious and  quiet habits. I am not strong enough  yet (o si and much noise or excitement.  I had enough of both in Afghanistan  to lasi me for the remainder of my  natural existence. ITow could I meet  this friend oi yours?"  " He is sure to be at the laboratory  lie either avoids the place for two  weeks, or else ho works thero from  morning to night. If you like, we shall  drive round together after luncheon.'  "Certainly,''  I answered;    and    lho|  conversition   drifted  away   into  other  cluannels.  As we made our way to tho hospital  after leaving the Holborn, Stamford  gave' me a few more particulars about  by enteric fover, that curse of our  Indian possessions. For months my  life was despaired of, and when at last  I came to inyself and became convalescent, I was so weak and emaciated that  a medical board determined ihat not a  day should be lost in sending me back  to England. I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship "Orontes," and  landed a month later on Portsmouth  jetty, with my health irretrievably  ruined, but with permission from a,  paternal government to spend the next  nine months in attempting to improvo  it.  I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air  ���������or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit  a man to be. Under such circumstances, I naturally gravitated to London,  that great cesspool into which all the  loungers and idlers i.C lho empire are  irresistably drained. There 1 stayed  for some time at a private hotel in the  Strand, leading a comfortless, meaningless existence, and spending such  money as I had considerably more freely than I ought. So nlaiming did Ihe  state of my finances become,    that    I  temper so formidable, or what is it ?  Don't be mealy-mouthed about it.''  "It is not easy to express the inexpressible," he answered with a laugh.  " Holmes is a little too scientific for  my tastes���������it approaches to cold-bloodedness. 1 could imagine his giving a  friend a little pinch of the latest vegetable alk.iloid, not oul of malevolence,  you understand, but simply out of a  spirit of inquiry in order to have an  accurate idea of (he effect. To do him  justice, I think that ho would take il  himself with the same readiness. He  appears to have a passion for definite  and  exact  knowledge."  " Very  right,   loo.'"  "Yes; bul it may be pushed to excess. When it comes to beating lho  subjecls in the dissecting-rooms with  a stick, it is certainly taking rather  a bizarre shape.'"  " Boating   the  subjects I"  " Yes, to verify how fur bruises may  be produced after death. 1 saw him at  it with my own eyes."  " And yet you say he is not a medical  student ?"  " No. Heaven knows what the objects of his studies arol But  here  we  soon realized lint I must either leave 'are, and you must form your own im-  tho metropolis and rusticalo somewhere ! pression.s about him."  in the country, or that I must make a| a���������s ]le spoke, we turned down a iur-  complete alteration in my style of liv- | ro���������. |.lnR ;ul(l 1);lsi!e(i through a small  Ing. Choosing the latter alternative, s'uie c>oor| wi,i(.n opened into a wing  I began by making up my mind to 0f Ul0 K,.e,lL hospital, it was familiar  leave    the    hotel,  and to  take  up my ; ground     to     me,     and   I   needed   no  quarters in some less pretentious aud  less expensive domicile.  On the very day that I had come to  this conclusion, I was standing at (he  Criterion   bar,  whon  some one  tapped  guiding as we ascended the bleak  slone staircase and made our way down  the long corridor wilh its vista of  whitewashed walls and dun-colored  doors.     Near   the further   end a   low  me on the shoulder, and turning round ( arched passage branched away from it  I recognized young Stamford, who hud:and led lo the chemical laboratory,  been a dresser under me at Flan's, j This was a lofty chamber, lined and  Tho sight of a friendly face in tho littered with countless bottles. Broad,  great wilderness of Loudon is a pleas- j low tables were scattered about, which  wit thing hide id to a lonely man. In . bristled with retorts, test-tubes, and  old days Stamford had never been iryUule Bunscn lamps, with their blue  particular crony of mine, but now 1 flickering flames. There was only one  hailed him with enthusiasm, and he, j student in the room, who was bonding  in his turn, appeared to bo delighted over a distant table absorbed iu his  to see me. In the exuberance of my J work. At Ihe sound of our steps ho  joy, I asked him to lunch with me at glanced round and sprung 10 his feet  the Holborn, and wo started off togeth- j with a cry of pleasure.  Br  in  a hansom. |     "I've  found    it I    I've found  it I"  ho  "What ever have you been doing ; shouted to iny companion, running to-  with yourself, Watson I" he asked, in | ward us with a test-tube in his hand,  undisguised    wonder,    as we    rattled,' "i nave found a reagent which   is pre-  through the crowded London streets.  '.'You are as thin as n lath and U3  brown as a nut."  1 gave him a short sketch of my  adventures, and had hardly concluded  It by. the time that we reached our dps-1  cipifated by haemoglobin,   and by   nothing else."  Had he discovered a gold mine,  giealer delight could not have shone  upon his features.  'Dr. Watson���������Mr. Sherlock Holmes,"  tlnation. . | said Stamford, introducing us.  "Poor devil'!". Fie said, commiserat- j "How are you?" he said, cordially,  Ingly, after he had listened to my mis- gripping my hand with a strength for  fortunes. "What are you up to lWhi6h I should hardly have given him  aow?" . ,    ��������� ���������'credit.    "You have  been  in  Afghuriis-  "Looking  for  lodgings,". 1 answered. I tanj j perceive.-  "Trying    to    solve the problem as  to j     "How on earth did you know that?"  whether  it is possible,to get comfortable rooms at a reasonable price."  "That's a strange thing," remarked  my companion; "you are the second  man to-day'that has used that expression to me."  "And who was the first ?" I asked.  "A fellow who is working at the  chemical laboratory up at the hospital. Ho was be-moaning himself this  morning because he. could not get some  one to go halves with him in soine nice  rooms which he had found, and which  \rer;i   too  much for  his purse." <  "By Jove!" I cried, "if he. really  wants some one to slnro the rooms and  the expenses, I am the very man lor  him. I should prefer having a partner to being alone."  Young Stamford ��������� looked 'rather  strangely  at me over his wine-glass.  "You  don't    know Sherlock Holmes  yet." hv said; "perhaps you would not  care    for  him    as    a constant     companion."  "Why,  what is there against him?"  "Oh,  I didn't  say    there  was    anything against him.    He is a little queer  in  his    ideas���������an  enthusiast in ���������  some  branches of science.     As far as I know  he fs a decent  fellow enough."  "A medical student, I suppose?" said  " No; I have no idea what ho intends  to go  in for.   I believe he  is well up) the guss jar.  In   anntomy,    and   he  i3  a    first-class|     "Hal  ha!" he  I  asked,  in  astonishment  "Never mind," said he, chuckling to  himself, "The question now is about  haemoglobin. No doubt you see tho  significance of this discovery of mine?"  "It is interesting, chemically, no  doubt," 1 -answered ; "but practically-"  "Why, man, it is tho most practical  medico-legal discovery for years. Don't  you see that it gives us an infallible  test . for blood-stains? Come over  here, nowl" Ho seized mo by lho coat-  sleeve in his eagerness, and drew me  over to tho (able at which he had been  working. "Let us have some fresh  blood," he said, digging a long bodkin  into his finger, and drawing off the resulting drop of blood in .a chemical  pipette. "Now, I add this,small quantity of blood to a litre of water. You  perceive that the resulting mixture has  tho appearance of true water. Tho proportion of blood cannot be more than  one in a million. I have no doubt,  however, that we sliall be able to obtain the characteristic reaction."  As he spoke, he threw into the vessel  a few white crystals and then added  some drops of a transparent fluid. In  an instant the contents assumed a  dul! mahogany color, and a brownish  dust was precipitated to tho bottom of  cried,    clapping    his  hands and looking as delighted as a  child with a new toy. "What do you  think of that?"  "It seems to be a very delicate test,"  I remarked. ,i  "Beautiful!    beautiful I       Tho      old"  guaiacum  test was very  clumsy    and  uncertain.   So is the microscopic examination   for  blood-corpuscles.'  The  latter is valueless if tho stains are a few  hours old.   Now, this appears to act as  well whether the blood is old or new.  Had this test been invented, there  are  hundreds   of  men   now   walking   the  earth  who would  long  ago  have  paid  the  penalty of their  crimes,"  "Indeed 1" I murmured.  "Criminal cases are continually hinging   upon   that  one  point.   A   man   is  suspected  of  a crime  months  perhaps  after it has been committed.   His linen  or clothes are examined, and brownish  stains discovered upon them.    Are they  blood-stains,    or mud-stains, or    rust-  stains,     or   fruit-stains,   or    whit  are  they?   That   is   a  question   which   has  puzzled    many an expert;     and why?  Because   there    was  no   reliable    test.  Now   we    havo  the  Sherlock    Holmes  test, and .(here will  no longer lie any  difficulty."  His eyes fairly glittered as ho spoke,  and he put his hands over his' heart  and bowed as if to some applauding  crowd conjured up by his imagination.  "You are lo bo congratulated," I remarked, considerably surprised by his  enthusiasm.  "There was tho case of Von Bischoff  at Frankfort last year, ne would certainly have beem hulightld this leist  been in existence. Than there was  Mason of Bradford, and tho notorious  Muller, and Lefevre, of Montpellier,  and Sampson of New Orleans. I could  name a score of cases in which it would  have been decisive." '       ,  "You seem to be a walking calendar  of crime," said Stamford, with a laugh.  "You might start a paper on Ihoso  lines. Call it tho 'Police News of tho  Past.' "  "Very interesting reading it might  be made, too," remarked Sherlock  Holmes, sticking a small pieco of plaster over the prick of his finger. "I  h.ive to be careful," he continued, turning to mo with a. smile, "for I dabblo  wilh poisons a good deal.  lie held out his hand as he spoke,  and; I noticed th;vt it was all mottled  over wilh similar pieces of plaster and  discolored,  with   strong  acids.  "We hive come here on business,"  said Stamford, silting down on a three-  legged stool, and pusliing another ono  in my direction with his foot. "My  friend hero wants to take diggings, and  as you were complaining that you  could get no one to go h lives wilh  you, I thought tint 1 hud better bring  you  together.".  Sherlock Holmes seemed delighted at  th-.1. idea of sharing his rooms with me.  "1 h.ive my eye on a suiie in Baker  street," he said, "which would suit us  down to the ground. You don't mind  (ho smell of strong lobaoeo, I hope?"  "I always smoke 'ship's' myself," I  answered.  "Thif's    good   enough.    I    generally  have cheinicals about, and occasionally  do    experiments.    Would    tha  annoy  you?"  .  "By no means.';  "Let ino see���������whit are my other  shortcomings? I get in tho dumps at.  times, und don't open my mouth for  d lys on end. You must not thiiik I am  suiky whsn I do that. Just let me  alone, and I'll soon bo all right. What  hive you to confess, now? It'u just as  well for two fellows to know lhe  worst of each other before they begin  to live together."  I laughed at this cross-examination.  "1 keep a bull-pup," I said, "and object, to rows, because my nerves are  Shi ken, and I get up at all sorts of  ungodly hours, ;ind 1 am extremely  lazy, i have another set of vices when  I'm well, but those are the principal  ones at present."  "Do you include violin-playing in  your category of rows? he asked,  anxiously.  " It depends on the player," I answered. "A well-played violin is-a  treat for tho gods; a badly played  one���������"  "Oh, that's all right," he cried, with  a merry laugh. "1 ihiuk wo may consider the thing as settled���������that is, if  the rooms are. agreeable to you."  "Whon shall we see (hern}"  "Call for iiio here at noon to-morrow,  and we'll go together and settle everything," ho- answered.  "All right���������noon exactly," said I,  shaking his hand.  We left him working among his  chemicals,' and we walked: together toward my hotel.  "By the way," I asked, suddenly,  stopping and turning upon Stamford,  how the deuce did he know that. I had  com6 from Afghanistan?"  My companion smiled an enigmatical smile.  "That's just, his little, peculiarity,"  ho said. "A. good many paople. hiiive  wanted   to  know how ; he  finds  things  OUt." .,',''.  " Oh, a mystery, is if?" I cried,-rub-  .'biug my hands. " This is very piquant. I am much obliged' to you,for  bringing us together. 'The proper  study of mankind is man,' you know."  "You must study him, then," Stamford suid, as he bid mo good-by.  "You'll find a knotty problem,  though. I'll wager he learns more  about  you  than you  about him. Good-  hy." ..'   " 7 .'������������������..  " Good-by,"    I answered ; and    sfrol-  lp.d ; on   to my hotel, considerably   in-.  terested in my new acquaintance.  (To bo Continued.)  L I  Again Sweeping- Over Canada  With Unusual Viruienice.  The mo^t Violent Attack Since 1890, Leaving Behind a Host of After Effects that Make Life  Miserable.���������Prompt and Effective  should be Taken to Strengthen the System.  means  La grippe, "now sweeping over this  country in ono of its periodic epidemics, is one of tho most treacherous and  difficult diseases with which medical  science has to cope. It is in its after  effects that it is particularly disastrous, and these assume many forms,  liams' Pink Pills in removing tha after  effects of la grippo. Tho diaeass loft  him a victim to cold chills, violent  headaches, dizziness and severe palpitation of th.> heart. Mr. Dagg says:���������  "I finally went, lo Boissevain and consulted  a doctor,  whj,stated  that  tho  prominent among which may be men- ' trouble was likely to develops into  tioned heart weakness, bronchial and , consumption. I was under his care for  lung troubles, nervous prostration, about three months but was gradually  alternate chills and fover, a feeling of growing weaiker and unable to do any  constant lassitude and an indisposition work. At this stage ono of myneigh-  to cither mental or physical exertion, work. At this singe one ot my neigh-  Often the sufferer does not recover ! bora advised me to give Dr. Williams'  from the after effects of la grippe for i Pink Pills a trial, and as my case was  months, and in cases of previously en- ' critical. I determined' to give them a  fecblod constitutions and among those i fair trial and purchased a dozen I.oxcb.  of advanced age,' tho number of cases j Before the third was used (hero  terminating  fatally  is appalling. | was    good   evidence    that   (hey    were  .Even afleir a mild attack of la grippo helping me, and before the dozen  it is imperative that the S3rsiem should boxes wore used I was as strong and  bo   thoroughly   toned  up,    the nerves   vigorous    ns  I had ever  been,    and I  strengthened and tho blood enriched.  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills is the only  medicine that can be depended upon for  promptness and thoroughness in this  emergency. Theae pills are a (rue  blood feeder, bringing to the vital fluid  the constituents that give it richnes.7,  redness and strength, thus driving out  disease and acting as a tonic and  bracer to the whole system.  can heartly recommend Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills for tho munifold troubles  that  follow  an attack of  la grippe.  If you have suffered from an attack  of la grippe procure a supply of Dr.  I Williams' Pink Pills at onco, and they  '. will put you right. .Insist upon getting  : tho genuine, as imitations never ourt'd  ��������� anyone. If your dealer does not keop  ]' (hi'm, send direct to tho Dr. Williams'  Mr. Harry Dagg, a well known Medicine Co., Jiro 'kvillo, Ont., and t hey  farmer living near Ninga, bears testi- ; (will hi mailed posf< paid, at EOj. a box  mony  to  the great  valuo of Dr. Wil- ; or six boxes for .^.50.  PRINCE Of WALES' IIOOME  HIS    ROYAL    HIGHNESS    HAS  ECONOMISE AT TIMES.  TO  Tin- I'rlncp as ������ ICu->liiess Hun���������Prodi-, of  Ills ItaciiiK Sliililfn Not Large ���������Tin-  B'lliicc al the Tlteufrr.  Probably more nonsense has been  talked ��������� aye, and even, written���������about  Ihe Prince'of Wales' financial posiiion  than of any other matter affecting the  private lives of tho Royal Family; and  yet iho state of this case is comparatively' simple. His Royal Highness'  ouly personal source of incomo i3 the  revenue derived from his Duchy of  Cornwall. This was carefully invested during his long minority, and' fur  nished the money out of which Sand-  ringham    was  sense of humour, ouco remarked, only  too easy to toll how his income is  spent. The private expenditure at  Sandringham, which includes housekeeping, repairs to the actual building, entertainments, and so on, comes  to about ������15,100 a year, uri'd if their  Royal Highness hud reduced their  London establishment, as if was once  suggested they should do, they might  have lived-in greau splendour in their  country home, and they would have  been saved much financial trouble aud  annoyance, for as can be easily imagined, Marlborough House is a very heavy  item  of  expenditure.  STAFF OF?    A   ROYAL HOUSIOIIOLD.  The Prince of Wales' salary list ia  enormous, and comprises the wages of  a very largo stalf of servants, whilo  specially connected with Marlborough  House is a. special comptroller and  treasurer, a house steward, and some  thirty to forty lesser officials. Some  people  labour under    the delusion that  bought.   The     balance j royally is    never   troubled    with    tho  , ���������"', ���������      ���������' pa'vnnnn    ���������a ���������=-���������! ' payment of   railway  fares,   As  an ac-  which remained some ������3,10,000 was used   lu.a fa .    thc Vriacei ,md Prin00S3 and  lo cover the many, expenses incidental  on his ma triage, and on the furnishing  of Marlborough House, which proved a  veiy heavy  item.  When the Prince of Wales married  Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Parliament voted him an incomo of ������-10,000  a year, and his beautiful, but dower-  less Princess, an income of ������10,000 a.  year. This, with tho addition of his  Duchy of Cornwall revenue, means  that our future King and Queen, keep  up their state on ������110,000 a year, far  less lhan the income of many a JBrit-  ish millionaire and smill Continental  potentate. A further special grant of  ������3G,C0U a year was made to  tho Prince  their children spend a considerable  amount of their respective incomes on  journeys, and in their case thero is u  very heavy added item���������that of, tips,  which, although now regulated according lo precedent, dog tho footsteps of  tho Royal Family here, there and  everywhere.  With but very few axccpiions, the  Prince and Princess have made it a  rule never to deal with' any, but British firms, and all bills and accounts  are settled immediately. Should a bill  be sent in after having been onco' paid,  the firm is never again patronised. In  the Malborough stables forty to fifty  horses are always lo be found. Tho  stable accounts are kept with extremo  care, and tho Prince o������ Walea rarely  indulges himself wilh a now carriage;  indeed   His   Royal   Highness si ill uses  at   ihe   time when   the Duko of Clur-! daily the quiet    brougham,   lined   wilh  ence was about to be married, but of  his income H.R.H. touches nolhing, for  ihe Duke of York takes three-fourths,  and the remainder has become a provision for ihe royal recipient's daughters.  AS A BUSINESS MAN.  dark blue, made to his design many  years ago by a noted London coach-  builder.  It   would  horrify   most   people  were  they  to know   the amount spent by the  Prince or rather by his private) secre-  taiy, on stationery and penny stamps,  jfor on no occasion,    save    fhosti    very  I strictly within   thc   letter of the   law  I are   the magic   letters '"O.H.M.S"  It is no secret that the members of.iput''.on a letter posted from Malbor-,  the Parliamentary Committee,^- who ; ough House! Telegrams, a gain, form  years ago investigated   the Prince's fin- ' a heavy item, and it'is computed   that  -  i      re ���������        ., i v,;i(vwi     ii,oi  ho. i,nH   Ih?se,   together   with     the  letters and.,  uncial   affairs, _ admitted    thai he had  parce'ls g������nt by posl# inci.eftse the PoaL.  managed wonderfully   well,   when.the  mas|_cr's official  revenue., by over    two  calls on his purse were  taken i&locon-'thousand.a year.'  PRINCE AS A PLAYGOER.  WHY HE DIDN'T REPLY.  Why dooi't you answer ? said ma-  dame, impatiently, to the Scandinavian  on the step-ladder engaged in putting  up new window fixtures.  I have my mouf full of screws; I  can not speak till I svaller some.  PARTIALLY SUCCESSFUL.  Tell me, doctor, were you successful  with   thnt   patient  on   the  next  block?  Partially ao;'I cured him, but I haven't succeeded in. getting any money  out of him yet.  sideralion; for    although     people    are-j  very ready to criticise, royal expend!-1 Ag tQ ^ -^ of the Prin0e,3  lure, there is nothing they dislike | amusements, he generally makes both  more   than  apparent meanness or   the  ends uieol. over his racing stables, but  this'is only done by the, greatest,and  most constant care. Few piVople know  that eveii royalty' must pay, and pay  pretty heavi'y for its ordinary amusements. Every time tho Prince of  Wales goes to lhe play he pays the  ordinary tariff rates for, the Royal  box. Indeed, he and Ihe Princess have  always been most scrupulous not to ac-  belruyal of the spiritKof. "carefulness"  in those who find ihiuiselves obliged to  act as social figure-heads. Saiidring-  hnm is, in every sense, a model estate,  yet tho Prince's country homo may be  said fo pay its way. All the business  connected with it is well and carefully managed, and His Royal Highness is  oept aiiy so-called favours of this .kind.  an excellent   judge of   boih horseflesh  and cattle.  'Ih7; eslate has been developed in  eveiy possible way; most of tho farm  buildings have   'been rebuilt, and    200  Were (h<.:y to do so, they would find  it impossible to prevent, their presenoo  being used as an actual, instead; of as  an indirect advertisement.  As is  thc case with humbler mortals  wedding presents have, : of late    years,  acres have  been "planted.'     His   Royal b������come a very heavy   tax. to   lh^mas-  ..,..>.',,        , ter of Marlborough House.   The Princo  Highness   anticipated    the Allotments conshin|iy    sends .a   souvenir of      the  Act,    and     there is no    morn popular kind, even to those)   with   whom he. is  landlord in the United. Kingdom.  Again, though everything is managed  in a strictly business-like way, both  the Prince and Princess aro known to'  have very tender hearts and no: old or  disabled person ever leaves Sandring-  bum to go lo  the workhouse.  not intimately acquainted, and he is, of  course, expected' to bo handsomely represented lit the numerous royal weddings, which are always taking place  among his German relations. Again,  ho is kind and' generous ta all those  about him, and always remembors  Christmas   and    even    birthc'uys in    a  It is, as  the Prince, who has a strong  very  substantial   manner,  IA  "i:   <���������,  if '.  e  -7  '���������:   ,51  y  J")  /  i  t  j  ���������-7   -i  .'     f  I  - * .. A WILD MAN.  &n Embezzler Found After Several  Year*  Roaming ttoe Woods.  In a forest of- Galicia, Austria, near  the town of Biaiak, the peasants have  |ust captured a wild man who for  years has been the terror of tho district. Travellers in numerous instances had been attacked by him,  and he was accustomed to plunder the  .ottages of the peasantry for food. By  chose who to their sorrow had seen the  man he was described as a monster,  unkempt, innocent of clothing and covered with hair from head to foot. Finally a hunting party was organized,  and the wild man was captured after  desperate resistance.' His appearance  quite bore out the worst of the descriptions. Arter no had l>een washed, shaved and clothed ho was identified, to (he surprise of his captors, as  John Herman, formerly Secretary of  the District Council in Wodnian, Austria. Several years ago Herman be-  longed to the fashionable circle in  Wodnian, and went at an exceedingly  rapid gait. He embezzled 5,000 guldens, fled to escape pursuit and could  not be traced, ne. ser-ns to have taken refuge in the forest, which he dared not leave, and it was tho life he was  forced "to lead (hore that transformed  him from a. sybarite into a savage.  OUT   OF  HIS   LINE.  Do you know, cautiously inquired a  young man who was making his" first  trip odj an ocean steamer, approaching  a group of passengers on the deck, whether there's a doctor on board ?  Yes, replied a fun-loving passenger.  That is ono standing . -er- there near  the  rail.  The yt/ivng man hastened over to the  grave, elderly personage whd had been  pointed out to him.  Beg pardon, he said hurriedly, but  you're a doctor, ain't you i  Yes, replied the other, with a slight  smile, doctor of laws.  Well, Doctor Uvlaws, rejoined the  young man, 1 'wish you would come  dpwn to (he cabin wilh me. My wife  if awfully sick to her stummick.''  A MISUNDERSTANDING.  flow soon will falheivbe home? asked  th3 .boy who had a large, book on his  knees.  Very soon, answered Mrs. Cumrox.  Do you wish   to ask him something?  Yes I want to ask him if ho ever  saw what this man calls an; ornithor-  hynchus. It has a body, like an otter,  web feet and a face liko \i duck's.  '  Freddie -I am sorry it should be  necessary to assure, you that your  father never  drinksl  ADVICE.  Old Doctor���������"Now,' my Doy, let me  give you a word of advice before you  cut   loose  and hang out youn shinglo.  Young Doctor���������1 shall bo glad to receive, it, I assure you. *    ' ;  Old Uocior���������Whenever you are cull-  pd on to prescribe for a woman make  her put out her (ongue, so that you  may study it thoroughly. This will  seldom helri you to determine what  ber trouble is, but a woman can't talk  while sho has her   tongue out.  araings  Wo never know when an apparently  boaltby system miy succumb to a c; ild  or an attack of pneumonia, typhoid  f-jvor or the grip.      The only  safety  at  his season   is in    keeping    the    blood  ,iure,   the  appetite and  digestion  good  ad     tho bowels regular.   Hood's Sar-  ,aparill:i and Hood's Pills are the most  ��������� ffeetive and valuable winter inedi-  rines. Hood's SaisaparilU purifies,  mriihes. and vitalizes the blood, (ones  ���������.nd  strengthens  the stomach,    creates  ,n appetiie and gives good digestion,  ..nd Hood's Pills keep the liver and  bowels in a healthy condition, cure biliousness,  constipation.,  indigestion and  headaches. Remember  la  Is Canada's Greatest, Mc itcino. Sold by all  dealers in medicine.   Price Jl.  Hnrkri'c Pillc acf' harmoniously with  nOOU  S  JrlllS ilood'8S\r-a.iiarilla. 25;;.  NO   RIGHT   TO   BE  MURDERED.  Lord Monck, at ono time Governor of  Canada, sat in the House of Commons  for an English constituency. An Irishman himself, he was very patronizing to  the Irish members. Meeting Vincent  Scully, the member for Tipperary, in  the lobby one night, he slapped him on  the shoulder and said familiarly : Well,  Scull, how are you ? The other, annoyed  by this form of address, rejoined: I  will thank my lord not to deprivo my  name of tho last letter. Or, if you do  :pray-add it to your own, and call yourself Monkey. Vincent Scully once gave  utterance'in the House to a ludicrous  confusion of thought. A landlord had  been murdered in Tipperary, and, during a discussion in regard to tho crime,  an attempt was made to prove that  it was agrarian. Mr. Scully spoko of  the murdered man in terms of the highest praise. He was much beloved, said  he ; he distributed food to the starving people, and no man had less right  to be murdered.  CONTRACT SURGEONS IN ENGLAND.  , The surgeons of thc collieries and  the lodge/ doctors in Durham have inaugurated "a movement to obtain better pay for their services. ��������� The present-fee of the colliery surgeon is a  shilling a month' from each collier,  and for this sum he is expected to  treat the entire family and to furnish  all needed medicine.  "loVa farm tor *nlc������2 par acre cash.bsiKTH!  i crojyfiutll paid.. .J. Mulholl, SkmKglty^ig  BIG JAPANESE TOWNS.  Japan' with a population of 45,000,-  000 has 220 towns that have 'more than  100.000 inhabitants. In 1880 the number of such towns was 117. Osakoi'has  increased from 300,000 to 510,000 inhabitants in ten years, Yokonama  from 89,(00 lo 180,000. Kope from EO.000  to 185.000. Tokio has now a population  of 1,3')0,000.  CONJUGAL AGREEMENT.  Mr. Winkle���������There, I've forgotten to  post your letters again. I am very  absent-minded.  Mrs. Winkle���������Yes, your ' mind has  been absent a good many years.  A-writer in "The Stockbreeder " as-  , ligns    to    Thomas-Phosphate  Powder  jometbiag  approaching  the  important  place.1 it  is   evidently  destined   to   occupy   in   agriculture   in    the    future.  "Possessing as I do keen sympathy with  .   our  ' cattle    breeders,    graziers,    and  farmers  generally,  I would  esteem  it  a   privilege   to  add,   through  you  columns,  my  quota  of  testimony  to   the  Bplendid    manurial    qualities of    this  Bomewhat recently introduced form of  phosphate.   I have used it on my land,  where  it has  transformed pure grass  into   a beautiful    clover-4)ed,    of    the  greater feeding and meat-producing of  which, compared with the former condition  of  the  herbage,  it  is   needless  to expatiate upon, here and now. But  to refer for a. moment to Mr.  Wallis'  able Griticism of the Glasgow Technical  College , report, I am one   with    your  correspondent "J.W.H." when he says:  . "In the closing paragraphs the differr  ence.in  albuminoid  feeding  value,   of  cthe turnips, I take as the pith ot the'  whole experiment.   If there is a bene-  . fit   in  Thomas-Phosphate Powder,    as  .; here shown, why do not professors at-  '  tempt   to   lay   it'before    us?"   I   beg  to hazard, with some deference, a conjectural   reply   to   this  question:   that  certain professors of agricultural science may possibly fear that if the recuperative "and  wealth-producing  properties-of   this  Thomas-Phosphate re-  leived  the full appreciation which its  merits  deserve,   it   would  simplify   so  many  problems  which  it  seems  their  delight  to  harp  upon���������as constituting  their raison d'etre���������as to render many  of their formerly accepted dicta at an  inconvenicut discount.  To Our Readers.  The editor desires to* inform his  readers thai he is authorized, through  the courtesy of N. C. Poison & Co.,  Kingston, Ont., to offer each one suffering from Catarrh, fetid breath,  bronchitis, &c. a sample outfit of  Calarrhozone. Catarrhozono is a liquid which, when inhaled reaches  every diseased spot, cleansing and invariably ouring catarrh and,all nasal  and throat diseases. For a short timo  these samples will bs given free. It  never fails to cure. , So write at once  to the above address.     ,.'   ,/  DONT'S.  Some   Good   Old Kulc������   Tliat   'Will   Bear  Krnctltlon.  Don't read' facing   the   light.  Don't read in the   twilight or in badly-lighted rooms.  Don't hold the book nearer _ than is  necessary for  clear,  sharp vision.  Don't think because you have good  eyes that they will bear all kinds of  abuse.  Don't make a practice of reading  type too small to be seen readily at 18  inches.  Don't attempt to read in a train or  other jolting vehicles. It is a strain on  the directing muscles of the eye.  Don't read when very sleepy, as the  accommodation and convergence are  naturally relaxed, and the extra effort  necessary to force tbe unruly members to work may be shown by a congestion of the blood-voissels of the  eyeball.  NABROW ESCAPE.  Mrs. W.  Rowe, of Woodstock,  Tells  a Thrilling; Story.  Prostrated by Female  Wcakmn, - Kidney  nnd Liver Troubled���������Hor  Doctors  flare  Oei- up to Die���������Saved by Dodd'H Kidney  Fill*.  Woodstock, Ont., Jan. 23.���������Mrs. W.  Rowe, who keeps a grocery .store at No.  311 Dunda6 street, here, and who is  known to, ' and respected by, a very  largo number of people in tho town,  had a very narrow escape from an untimely  death, recently.  To our reporter, who called on the  lady, and asked for particulars of the  incident, Mrs. Rowe said :  "I havo had an experience such as  fall to the> lot- of very few women.  Twelve years of my life were made almost unendurables by 'Female Weakness,' together with Kidney and Liver  Complaints.  "My physicians did all they could for  me, but thoy could not give me either  reli?f or cure. They finally announced to m? that I could never get better.  "Then I began to try what the various proprietory medicines ��������� that were  advertised in th epapers, would do for  me. I look a good many bottles of ono  rem?dy and another, but my case continually grew worse.  "One clay I was advised by a friend  to try Dodd's Kidney Pills. 'They  will cure you, I know, for they saved  my daughter's life, and she was worse  than you are.'  "Well, I took hor advice. In two  days a wonderful change for i the better had occurred. I felt myself growing stronger daily. My appetite returned, tho dull, heavy, weary ache  went out of my back; the terrible  leudpn weight from my legs, my headaches, vanished, my sleep became  sound and refreshing. To-day I am  healthier, stronger and bettor every  way than I have been for twenty  years.  "Dodd's Kidney Pills are the best  medicine on earth for weak, sickly, suffering  women."  COHPETENT  JUDGES  of good tea invariably select  One tr'al will eonvinco you of its excolleut merits.  Lssd packages.  15, 30, <0, M and 60o.  and probably more than that number will bo  given this week.   Remember we are giving  free only 500 Graphophones in all for the  purpose of  introducing out:   medicines  throughout this country.  These are tho latest improved Edison Talking- Machines fit for concert hall as well as parlor, giving-  you all the latest songs (comic, sacred and secular) greatest bands and orchestras, most noted  singers, pianists, violinists, reciters and onatorc  If you want one of theso machines you   wiH  write a letter enclosing this advertisement  British Chemist* Co,  Toronto, Can,  Baker's Adjustable Bedside Table  ..    ; A BRAVE HUSBAND.  Watts���������I noticed a photograph of a  wildcat not long ago, taken just when  the. beast was about to spring at the  photographer.  Potts���������That is nothing. Peck has a  snapshot he took of his wife as she  was coming at him with a kettle of  hot water.   ,   ���������������������������������������������'���������'���������, :���������.  THE IRISH OF IT.  McLubberty, hearing a suspicious  noise in the kitchen���������Moikey, phwat  are you doin' out dhere?  Little Mike���������Nawthin' sor. >   .  McLubberty, sternly���������Well,  stop   it at  wanco 1  THE DEBTOR'S STRATAGEM.  1 Yes, said the business man, I have  given, up trying to collect that little  bill from Bilkins. "You see, he is a  pretty big, husky fellow, and he used  to throw my collectors out.      '  They why didn't you employ a woman collector ? ;He couldn't' do that to  a woman.  That's what I thought,' so I got ono  and sent her around; but she' never  came back. ���������������������������'''  Why not ?  H,'.  married her.  Deafness Cannot be Cured  by local applications aa they cannot roach the  diseased portion of tbe ear. There is only ono  way to cure deafness, and that is by cont-tilu-  tional remedies." DoafnoFS is caused by an inflamed condition of tlio niuoous lining of the  JCustuchian Tube. When this tube in infl.imod  3 ou have a rumbling sound or imporfecf, hearing, and when it is entirely closed, Deafness is  the result, and unless tho 'inflammation can bo  taken out and this tube restored tn it* normal  condition, hearing will bo destroyed forovor ;  nine casos out of ton are caused by Catarrh,  which is nothing but. an inflamed condition of  the mucous surfaces.  Wo will givo One Hundred Dollars for any  case of Drafnoss (caused by catarrh) that cannot bo cured by Hull's Catarrh Cure. Send  for circulars; free.  i'-. J. CHKNKY & Ca, Toledo, O.  Sold by Druggists, 75c,  Hall's Family Pills aro the best.  THE POINT OF VIEW.   ,  Matters are getting so confesed (hat  you can't tell what a man's political  bias is by his opinions.  Yes, you can. Select some political  moating at random and soe whether he  says it was a. brilliant success or a dismal failure. ,  .7    ' '���������'     ;"''; '.    '.'.'W.p C 955  '���������  ''"-CALVERT'S'7  Carbolic Disinfectants. Soaps. Ointment, Tooth Powdora; otc. have been  awarded 100 medals and diplomas for superior  excellonoo. Their regular uso preve a c infectious diseases. Ask your dealer to obtain a  supply.    ListB mailed free od application.  F. C. CALVERT & CO.,  MANCHESTER,    -   -      ENGLAND.  Besignad Especially fcr Horn a  Cjmfort.  to Hospital or Sanitarium la oomplstt without  thorn.   Thousands In uso.  Universally indorsed and highly rcconimcudcd by  Lho Mertic.il f'rofeH^ion. Frrttne or ln,hlr is cinKNtruct-  ert of titepl Tubmu, ttnUhed either in 111 nek or While  Kntimet, Nickel or Antique Copper Plate L������:if i'h of  Selected Ouk nicety pohahed. Cjh\ be used o\ cr bed,  lounge, chair, etc A household article of f;rcit  mtrit und utiuty. DoHonpthe circular and juice list  Fent free upon application. Correspondence Invited,  The W. B. CAMPBELL CO.,  General Agonta tor Canada,  Toronto   Ont.  Only Institution In 0������uidr. for tho cure ol  every ph*������e of speech defect.    EiUljlkhed  in Toronto, 1890     Cure eurr������nteeii  CHURCH'S AUTO VOCE lS'flTlTL'TK,  0 Pernbrohs St., Toronto. Canada  Metallic   Telephone  T������������ hint Always Ready.    "Jot  1 d.Ult/t It down now."   Price,  $1.50.  The OFFICE SPECIALTY MFCC0.  LIMITED,  Toronto and Newmarket, Ont.  L. COFFEE & CO.,    E3U"-h"t "^  GRAIN AND COMMISSION  MERCHANTS,  Rooms 408-12 Board of Trade Bulldlnff,  TORONTO. ONT.  Thomab Flvww. John I*. Ooma  Pays the  Best  FREE BOOKLET.  GUIDE TO HEALTH.  Pamphlets and Samples ol  Material of our Steal Frtiins  Niagara Vapor Bath  sent to any addrojs on  receipt of stump.  Thormomoter utta jhmsnt and  Vaporiser Oomplota.  Acontfl WanteA (or B������������t Sellinf  B4th la AmnrJ-ju.  The Niagara vauor Baih co.  37 Yonge St., Torcnto.  Price for  SCRAP,  LEAD.  CANADA PMlMAiVENT  Loan and Savings Company.  In-oorpohated 1855.  Paid-up Capital 82,600(000  Rcsorvo Fund      l,l5o,ooo  Head Offlce���������Toronto St., Toronto.  Branch OFficoa   Winnipeg;, Man., Vanoouver, B.0.  ttKPO^IT-S ira rocclred  at Interest,   paid or" Mo-  pounded unlfyo-irly.  |>i;i!i:Sl'UUKH initiod in Citrrcnc- or Sterling with  .   lutoruatcoupons attAClutl, iiavuble In  Cauadu ol;  in England.   Executorn uud Truitrei are author  lzcd by'law to hirest In the Debentures  of thU .  Oouip&ny. ��������� i.  jiMOMKY AnVAXCKO on Real Estate security  at  J;      ourrent rates and on farorable conditions as to re*  11    ' payment.  Mortgages and Munioipni Debentures purohased. .  .1. HERBERT MASON  Managing Director.  SAUSAGE CASINOS���������������������������Now Importations finest English  Sheep and American Hog Casings���������reliable goods al  rfgbt vrloM. PAHK, BLAOKWKLL t CO., ToronU.  TORONTO   CUTTING   SCHOOL.  Write for special terms durine January and  Fpbruary.   S. CORRIGAN.-ill3 Yonge St.. ��������� ���������  Every stammerer  noan and will talk if  . they will come and  try. Ihavefipent^Oycars'study oh this distressing habit.  Come uud satisfy yourselves. No risk.  W. I\. BAT",  . Specialist,' 392 College St.; Toronto.  Rn it EI M fl and Sheet Metal Works  U U r I 11 W ROOMING SLATE, in alack,  Red or Grwe n. SLATE BLACKBOARDS (We supply  Public ana High Sobools,Toronto). Uooui]������ Felt, Vitch,  Coal Tar, etc HOOFINQ TILB (Seo ^fow Oi-.y build-  Idkb, Toronto, done by our firm), alctal Oftlliiitfi*, Cor-  nioes.eto.. Kstlmates rnrnidlied foi work oomplhto orl'or  materials shipped to any part of the country. Phone 1936  . DUTHIE& SONS, Adelaide AWIdmer 3tf]���������Toronto  Bookbinding:, 1 Send your magazines, hare them niceljr  Printing:, Lbounn- Bill Heads, Statements, Letter  ������������������������������ i n..i.. (HeadB.Cards.instockondtoorder. Seud  kcoi. books. 120o an^ re00|Te post-pd couutor oayhook  6ixIIi,180 pages ruled. Q.lLLaa igan,92King-st. Hamilton  Mills. Mills A Halo*.  Barrislerfi.etc. removed  to Wesley H!dp;s., Rich  mond at, W., Toronto.  Especially those  who harefatled  to be cured el si.'-  where, write to  lir. Arnott, litrlin. who will convince you ku can cureyo  ��������� C you h,.re any APPLES, BUTTER, ECCSo. P0ULTR1  to ship, ship thi-m to ���������  Tha  Dawsoq   Commission   Co., Limited,  Swiss Darner.  STRATFORD, 0HTt      .  Best Oommerolat School In the Province: enter sow)  catalogne free. W. J. ELLIOTT. FrineipaL  ROYAL  MAIL  STEAMSHIPS  St .'John. JJ.B., aud Halifax, tb Uverp'ool. ealling at  Londonderry.    Ltir?" -.nd fast 'wiu.jurew   steftrn^liips  "liABiiAMOR." "Vancouver," "Scotsman."  Superior'bcijoiuuiorfation lor First Cabin, Second Cnhln and Sleerako pa^i^engors. Rntoa of  pa."nai(o- First Cahln, S55.00 ;��������� -Second Cabin,  535 j Sieerak-e?22.50 and upward* aeoordlixc to  Btoamer and b������rth. For all informal.lon npply  to Local Agents, or David Toh������aKck & Co.,  Gan'l Atronts. 17 St). Saerarnent. St.; Montreal.  THE MOST NUTRITIOUS.  ������$ARN A HOLE in Three Minutes,  IT CAN EASILY HE DONK WITH .TUB  3G*ac"JL������3������  ���������  . 2So. :  After a little prao-  tioe we pay ladies $19  a week ^naliiy who  have learned to bo.  coma sudicieutly l*6-  ficient with Tu*  Swiss DabNei* to act  as our agents and to  instruct others In their  locality. We require  thousands of sample  darnings for our busij  ness, and girls anc  women who haveTli*  Swiss Dahsek can  easily eurn from $3 to  $9 weekly iu darning  samples for us: TKi  Swiss Oaiuciii will  ut a fresh heel or toe  fin tw  mi-ndl  ���������fc?  a stocking in twe  table cloths, curtains,  underwear and . .all  fabrics with- equal  ;^fffl5������^ ^ nicety and 6peed, and  SSSiJ&a achild osn operate il  as easily ns a urcwo  person. Ilir. SWISS  Darner, neatly box.  ed,'complete with full  instructions,testimon������  ialp, etc., sent to ani  a Ulress on receipt ol  Price, 25 cents.    Ssinple durnlnis. live cents additional.  The Swiss Oarner Co , 73 Adelnido St. W., Toronto.  GRATEFUL���������COMFORTING.  BREAKFAST���������SUPPER.  HEALTH RESTORED  &  ^LV~P-V-i%,   <k>   $U+  wirhtmt   nifitliciiie  or  axpenne  to tho  most tHiurtvrvil Sttiintch, Luims, NVi i*#. Liver, Blo^il,  B/ntlticr, KMucy*. llruiri ath\ Hrt'Hth liy  flu Earry's JfigS**.  wlucnTsTt^rS luralifiR nnd Chl'dien, sod also Heikrc mic*  cr.<t*ftil|y liifanr.n whuae A Utuents nuil Debility h������T������ re-  >j*tKl Jill "tht'.t fvatnifuU. H t.Inest������ wIjcii all other  I'ooA ii rejected, saves &fl times it* .lout U uicjialns.  5 lumrikbte Succeia, lOO.OOit  ; Annual 0ur������9 ot Constip*-  , ;tion, Flatulency, Dynpepiia.  IndigCdtiou, Cousuuiption, Dlubct������K. Brouchitio, InUu  enz:i, 0"ti^h* Anthma; CVU'ih, Ph.e������tn, Diarrhea..,  Nervou������ Deliility, Sleeplciiutas, E������r.Hpoudencj,  (limited),  77 I  ..  Kcfc-eu&  . _ . "5        street,  London, W , also in Faris, U Ru������ de Cuptirlinne, and  at all Grocer*, Oheruint������, nnd 8toi������������ p������t'rjwhere, in tii.-i  2^., 3s., 6d., 63., 51h. 14s. Sent oarriu^e free. Also B.i  Barry'8 Retalenta Biscuits, iu tins, 3a. 61. and 6s.  CO  ���������9  8  o  Hundreds  ot those olosota aro in u?o, gl ving cnliro  satiscaclion.  Partiesu-inK thorn would t:o tbo without them for twice thoir ocrft. Thoy can  bo placed in Cellar. Attic or B ath Room,  or in any place whore tkore is a flue or  chimney.  Firo required only once in tw o woekg.  For circular and prica write  TBE ODORLESS CREfllirORrCLOSET CO.,  Hamilton, Ont. A  MOUNTAIN"  ECHOES.  Carnival oa Friday, Fob. 3rd.  The Hon. J. F. Hume has resumed  his seat in parliament.  Pocket diaries in  great variety at  Clifi'e's book store, Sandon.  New Denver   K. of P's   will hold  a  masquerade ball on the 14th prox.  Goodeve's store at Rosrland was  robbed of $500 on Sunday morning.  The earnings of the Nakusp and Slocan R'y fell off ������2,000 the past year.  The Ledge says that the Klondyke  hotel this city shut down temporarily.  This iH not so.  Mr. Avison is retiring from thc Newmarket hotel at New Denver, and Mr.  Stege is continuing.  Mrs. S. IS. Peters has leased the K.  AS. hotel, McGuigan, and is conducting it on first-class principles.  The trial trip of (he tug "Sandon"  last week was very satisfactory, having  made a run of 4 miles in 14} minutes.  Hewitt Bostook, M P., arrived in the  city, Friday evening and will address  a public meeting, Monday evening at  8 o'clock.  Rev. It. N. Powell, New Denver, will  occupy tlie pulpit of the Methodist  church, to-morrow (Sunday) at 11 a.m.  and 7:30 p.m.  The council of Kaslo is trying to  bounce Carney from the Police Magistracy. They can't do it but they can  cut off his salary.  Hagyakd's Yellow Oil cures all  pain ancl takes out swelling and inflammation quicker than any other  remedy.   Price 2oc.  Word reached the city yesterday  that thc Sandon Junior Hockey team  defeated the Rossland youths. We are  unable to give details.  Mr. Green is a member of the Mining  and Railway committees at the hub.  XVm. Meadows is removing from  Whitewater to the .Boundary country.  .Up to going to press we have word of  the Sandon curlers having won 5 games  out of 7.  Rossland is now troubled with a circulation of bogus money. That is not  all that ia bogus around Rossland.  The Illustrated Toronto Mail and  Empire, the best holiday publication  ever got up in Canada, at Clifl'e's bookstore.  Nothing so effective for checking  severe coughs and colds as Dr. Wood's  CH/?NQE^5LE 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  Syrup.     Price 25c, all  Norway Pine  dealers.  Stop that Cough ! Take warning. It  may lend to consumption. A. 25c.  bottle of Shiloh's Cure may save your  life.   Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  Catarrh cured. A clear head and  sweet breath secured with Shiloh's  Catarrh Remedy. We sell six bottles  for ?3 and guarantee an absolute cure.  Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  For Constipation take Karl's Clover  Root Tea, the great Blood Purifier.  Cures Headache, Nervousness, Eruptions on the skin, and makes the head  clear as a bell. Sold at McQueen's  Drug Store.  XV. C. Nichol says in the Province,  "There is no man in British Columbia  to-day who is the equal of Joseph Martin as a political general." We should  say not after legislating Prentice into  the House, and Victoria out of representation the rest of thc session. There  is certainly no other man in British  Columbia equal to such gross injustice  and utter disregard for thc rights of  the country.  BOI/RIL.  30 Fai'i-ingdon Street, London, England.  25 and 27 St. Peter Street, Montreal, Canada.  Return this advertisement to us with 2-cent stamp and we will  s nd you Wiio.vhart's Great War Puzzle. We are offering  $100.00 for the solution of this puzzle.    All.  PERSONAL  Mr. Green is pressing the Slocan City  petition asking for an appropriation to  send an exhibit of ores of the country  to thc London (Eng.) exposition.  F. NichoU, an Italian, was drowned  off Rosebery on Saturday. A gale upset his boat, and, being unable to  swim, lie soon sank in tho icy water.  _ Karl's Clover Root Tea, for constipation it's thc best, and if after using it  you don't say so, return tho 'package  and get'vour money. Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  Search parties have been out hunting for the body of thc man killed in  thc Ajax slide, but so far without success. Mr. Arthur Hill found his hat  and that is the only trace discovered.  SliiloYs Consumption Cure cures  where others fail. It is the leading  Cough Cure, ancl no home should be  without it. Pleasant to take and goes  right to the spot. Sold by McQueen the  jJruggist.  Mrs. Billideau came to this office to  say that her name was placed on the  bills announcing a benefit to Tom  Martin at the Central Music hall, without, her knowledge or consent. She  will not be present.  We may expect with this soft snow  to hear of slides and their consequences every day. The Maddison  avalanche came down Wednesday, but  did no harm save blocking up the K.  & S. Cody line. The New York brewery people were in terror for a time,  but all danger is now over.  : The K. <& S. rotary commenced bucking the proverbial stone wall on Friday, when it tackled the Maddison  slide this side of the Last Chance ore  house. In the conflict the rotary got  badly broken up by" striking rocks in  the mass of snow. It will have to go  into rest for heavy repairs. The operation, delayed the Kaslo train some  hours.     '  The Sandon brass band will give a  concert and dance in the "Virginia hall  on the evening of St. Valentine's day,  Feb. 14. The band was only organized  about three months ago, but are i'orgr  ing ahead very favorably, and will, no  doubt, give some choice selections at  this their first concert. They will be  assisted by local and other talent. Full  particulars later.  MENTION.  gone on a trip  to  P. J. Hiokey   has  Camp MeKinncy.  G. B, .McDonald, Cody, has returned  from his visit'tu Spokane.  R. E. L. Brown, is back from England, and, it is announced, he will at  once push work on iho the Whitewater  Deep.  Mr. D, C. Johnson, of Kaslo, has been  in the city for some days. While here  he called in and subscribed for The  Revh;w.  Mrs. Bade left Thursday morning for  the home of her parents in Sulein, Oregon, having received word of serious  illness in the family.  Mrs. Lyons and daughter May, returned to the city, this week, after a  few weeks' sojourn in A������toria, Oregon,  where MissBeamis is attending school.  We have only room and time to say  that the Free Press announces the  marriage of Dr. Young, of Sandon, to  Nurse Richards of the general hospital,  Winnipeg.  Aid. Buckley, who has been under  the weather for some days with pneumonia, has so far recovered as to be  able to attend to alder'manic and private business.  Col. Ray, of Port Arthur, in making  a t������ur of the Slocan, in which he has  many properties, spent some days here  this week. He has unlimited faith in  this part of the country.  Mr. M. E. Hall, who is now nearly  recovered from his long sickness, will  leave in a few days for Spokane to recuperate his health. He; will be accompanied by Mrs. Wilson.  Mr; and Mrs. Riblet left the city on  Tuesday for a month's sojourn in New  York and other eastern points. .-'��������� On  their return Mrs. Riblet, with thc  twins, will visit in Spokane.  SsMO T<T "R    Trimado ancl La Flor JeVallucs Cigars���������they  uia\/j.i.u    excell all others  in flavor.    All the  leading  brands in stock.  City Cigar Store.  S. A. Mighton.  If. Bvcrs & Co.  carry a large stock of  Ranges and Cook  Stoves, ���������  Box and Heating  Stoves,  'Queen' Heaters, Etc.-  Call and inspect our lines.  [ Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo, B.C.   Sandon, B.C.  We have time now,, the holiday trs  21', to   TEST' your eyes, and you sJ  MRS. JOHNSTONE has movad here  Dressmaking rooms up tiie gulch,  where she is prepared to complete all  orders or. short notice. The work Mio  has done so far in the place has  given the best of satisfaction in every  instance, which warrants 11 large  patronage.  A Change  at McGuigan.  I have leased from the owners, the  Iv. & S. Hotel at McGuigan, and have  taken possession. Well as the house  has been run in the past, from my experience as a caterer, I will endeavor to  make improvements. Thc travelling  public, one and all, will find thc K. &S.  first class in all respects as a country  hotel.  MRS. S. E. PETERS.  ovc  take it  ade is  should  Nothing puts crow's feet around the eyes  quicker than eye strain : it makes you look  old before your time/ Have a pair of  properly fitted eyeglasses.  Q. W. QRinnETT. GRADUATE OPTICIAN.  Pain and Weakness Ssroished  through the use of iffSSburn's  Heart and Nerve PiiSs.  It's sad to think that so many women  suffer from pain, Weak Spells, Heart  Palpitation,     Sinking    Sensations,  BIRTHS.  Bragg���������On Tuesday, the 10th inat., the  wife of Mr Harvey Bragg, Sunny-  side, of a daughter. '  KOKOVHR FIJ5T1' YEAHS.  ��������� On going to press last week we heard  of the drowning of a man at Rosebery  but couIjI not get particulars. His  name was John.Evans, a deck hand on  the steamer Slocan. At 2 a.hi. he was  called on duty as the boat was about  topull out. By some means unknown  he fell overboard, and no aid could be  given as he was not seen to fall. He  had been but a short time in the service and nothing is known of his former  residence or his relatives.  R. McLaughlin, who had been canvassing and collecting for the steam  laundry for some time got himself into  trouble the other day. He was not  making returns as directed, and finally  he sloped south. A AVarrant was issued  for his arrest and the fellow was traced  to Slocan City where he was arrested  and brought back. There was much  difficulty in showing the extent of his  fhort comings so he was finally let oft'  on suspended sentence to come up  again should the circumstances warrant his re-appearance.  Mrs. "Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been  used by millions of mothers for their children  while teething. If disturbed at night and  broken of your rest by a sick child, suffering  and crying with pain of cutting teeth. Send  at once aud get a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's  Soothing Syrup", for children teething. It  will relieve the poor little sufferer iminediat-  ly. Depend upon It, mothers, there is no  mistakeaboutlt. Itcuresdiarrhoea,regulates  the stomach and bowels, cures Wind Colic,  soltcns the gums and reduces Inflammation,  and gives tone and energy to tho system.  "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for children  teething Is pleasant to ihe taste and Is thc  prescription ol on������ of the oldest and best  female physicians and nurses in'the United  States. Price twenty-live centu a bottle.  Sold by all druggists throughout the world.  Hosuroandask lor "Mrs. Winslow'sSoothinpr  Syrup." ���������  .  CRAMPS AND COLIC  Are always promptly relieved by  Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild Strawberry���������the best Diarrhoea remedy iu  existence, r  QUICK CURE OF SCIATICA.  Mr. A. Taylor, 74 Afton ave., Toronto, writes : "I was greatly afflicted  with Sciatica, but after using one box  of Milburn's Rheumatic Pills L was  able to go to work in three days and  have not been troubled since."  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. 248 in favor of S. T.  Arthur. Said Certificates were obtained by fraud ?and will not be redeemed.  Y. T. Kelly,  Secretary.  Nervousness, Sleeplessness���������who could  be restored to the full enjoyment of perfect health by a few boxes of Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills.  There can be no question about the  efficacy of this remedy. Thousands of  women, havefound it doallthatisclaimed  for it. Here is the testimony of-Mrs.1  Gillen, Wesley Street, Moncton, N.B.  "Before taking Milburn's Heart and  Nerve Pills I used to suffer untold agony  from violent headaches, irregular action  of the heart, together with pains or  spasms.in various parts of my body.,  "Sometimes I felt so weak that I was  unable tb look after my domestic duties.  However, I had to endure this worry and  trouble; because all the remedies I tried  failed to give me relief, until happily I  heard of Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills.  Iliad only been taking them a short time  when I felt greatly benefited. This encouraged me to continue their use until  a complete cu.-e wns effected.  ���������'1 have not been troubled with a headache since-taking-these pills. They increased my appetite, invigorated my entire system, and gave me back my old  time strength and vigor."  ,Jr������.,ce ������  Laxa-Liver   Pill belore  retiring.  twill work while j-ou sleep without a gr\p  or cripe, and  mal.-e you feel  better in the  morning.    Price 25c.   Sold by all druggists.  M [ft if KEIS if m -10 Ml  '"uiiiniHuififliiiiimiiiii^  Table ������������������.Novelties too numerous to mention.  Salted and Preserved Fish of all kinds.  Jellies, Jams and Fruits, all very dainty and  appetizing.  Fine tender Hams and Breakfast Bacon.  Canned and Potted Meats for quick meals.  Fancy Crackers, Biscuits in bulk and in  fancy cartoons.  Come arid see us, or send us in your orders by mail, as we are noted for prompt  attention and careful consideration in forwarding goods.  9  SANDON.  KASLO.  AINSWORTH.  My little book "THREE CLASSES OF MEN,"  sent sealed free upon request. It tells of my thirty years'  practice and success in treating DRAINS, .LOSSES, IM-  POTENCY, VARICOCELE and UNDEVELOPMENT  by nature's own gift to man���������ELECTRICITY. My  Electric Belt with Supporting Suspensory is known and  used the world over. Drop in and consult me free of  charge or write for book to-day.    Address,  DR, Pi. SANDEN, 166 St, James Street, Montreal, One.  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every Representation Guaranteed.  (SANDON. B. C.  Haying Becured the agency for the Lethbridge Coal,  for Sandon, New Denver and Silverton, I am prepared  to fill orders promptly.  '���������&  :'i  it!  ft  01  tit  I  II-  V ���������  rt  'l-l  .>  -J.  Ml*.  %  ,'j  !  ���������V.  I  Sandon Transfer Co.  E. A. Cameron.  l ��������� y* .*-, 4; Z* ft,ji v


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