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Mining Review Jun 10, 1899

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Array /  f ���������/  tL^jULSV^-  <U~>*aAj  /;  A'  Kk^UW^'&^^l^i-  szr  \  ���������  VOL 3.      NO. I.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1899.  FIVE CENTS.  '���������>  hi  I  :���������'<���������  Organizer Wilkes Outlines the Posi-  ,      tion of the Union on tne  I Eight-Hour Issue.  The following is the minors' side of  the situation sis expressed by Mr.  Wilkes, the organizer:  'T have no hesitation in saying that  the kelson and Slocan miners' unions  will not accept the reduced scale of  wages, of 'S3 for the new eight-hour  shift ofl'erccl by the mine owners.  Thns'SJiid Jamos Wilkes, travelling  organizer of the Western Federation of  Miners for British Columbia and the  state of Washington. "And the result  Will be a lnckou* or strike, as you have  a mind to call it."  Such was his terse reply to a correspondent!.' enquiry for some definite  statement of what the miners' unions  were going to do. It was given just  previous to the orgfuiizer leaving on  the noon train for Whitewater, where  he wont to form another union. Ho  will have good material to work with,  ns that en nip has nearly 200 minors,  ���������who will meet Mr. Wilkes and discuss  the eight-hour law, and ���������incidentally  the benefits of forming a union. '  , While here Mr. Wiikes was a busy  personage at the local union club  rooms attending to an accumulation  of correspondence and receiving the  reports oi local officers. He cordially  received the correspondent and talked  freely on the subject of the eight-hour  law saying: "Jam inclined to think  that the public mind is possessed of an  exaggerated idea of the seriousness of  the present, situation.  '"My impression is that there will b-  no double in any part of the province  excepting possibly Nolsnn and SlOcim  district*, and in the latter manv mines  will be closed down for a few \vc<'l?3, as  they usually Jo a(, this season of the  year owing to tho difttculty encountered by reason of surf-ice water flooding tho inno-i:, workings.  The proposition of tne mine owners  of Kelson and Sloonn to reduce the  wages to $3.00 on the 1st of June is, in  my opinion, a most unreasonable one,  for the reason that it, is admitted that'  the men will accomplish more in proportion to the hours worked in an  eight-hour day than they will in a ten-  hour day. It is also a well-known fact  that out of ten hours (he men wore required to stay in the mines in the  past, probably less than nine hours  were actually consumed in labor. Tiiis  applies particularly to Kelson and Slo-  enn, where it is practically all manual  labor, very lew machines being used.  "Further, the eight-hour work day  will only' reduce the working hours of  any mine two shilts from IS.) to 10  hours���������because under the 10-hour sys-  , tcin, night shilts were only required to  work nine hours���������instead of from 20 to  1G liour* as is generally snpposi-d.  "Keeping these well known and admitted fuels always 111 mind is it not  fair awd reasonable to assume that  equally as good results can bo achieved  under .the ������������������eight-hour, system . of the.  future as was ever accomplished in the  past b,j the teu-hour system ? ' \Y ny is'  ' it that- coal miners only wbtk eight  hours in this Provin<?c?.,-. Because, as  their inanagers will tell you/' butter  and "more satisfactory results an be  secured by the eight-hour system than  by the ton.  "Apart from this, assuming for the  purpose of discussion, the1 mine owners  would sillier a slight loss/as a result of  the initiation of this reform, 1 am unwilling to believe that the mines of  this district, presumably the rionost  silver-lead 'producers of ���������the world, are  operated at such a small margin of  profit that a very material reduction  is necessitated, it is a significant lact  that the entire opposition to tiie eight-,  hour, niuveinent comes from the communities that have not giv������n tho principle a fair trial, and 011 the other  hand those that instantly complied  with the law have not, at "least to my  knowledge, made any expression 01  dissatisfaction at the results achieved,  and, in conjunction with this, the fact  that the War Eagle miua at Kossland,  one of the largest employers of labor,  managed by J. B. Hastings, known  t irougliout the west as the most successful and prominent mining man,  has adopted Me eight-hour principle  on their own accoru, more than twelve  months before the law required thetu  to do so, is the strongest argument 1  can submit in support of our contention.  "1 also believe that considerable opposition to this reform comes from  people who do more mining with the  pen than with the pick and drill, and  is in some cases inspired by political  bias and prejudice.   It is surprising to,  think that so much opposition would  be forthcoming to a reform which  means so much to the improvement of  the laborers of this province without  a corresponding loss to their employers.  "In my opinion $3.50 is not too much  pay for good miners in this country ;  neither do I think that good miliars  will work for less."  Asked if Jamos It. Sovereign, the  noted labor leader, would come here to  help the local unions, he replied : "I  do not think it is likely that he will  come here in connection with the  eight-hour low."  The strength of the union is. rongh-  lv. as follows: Ros.sln.nd, 1000; Ymir,  100; Nelson, 2G0; Sandon and Silverton  combined, nearly 500, and the new  union to be organised at Whitewater  will probably have 100 members.  "So far as the Silverton and Sandon  miners arc concerned, rather than accept S3 for an eight-hour shift, they  will go out on strike."  This information was obtained from  one in (.position to know the feeling  in the "inner circles." So far, how-  over, no public statement has been  given out by officers of the unions here.  It would appear that the mine owueis'  association underestimate the strength  of Slocan union. The membership  hero and at ������SiIvnrton numbers over  480. If a stiiko is declared it will  probably be n long and bitter one ; especially i' tho mine owners endeavor  to import outside labor, as hinted on  the streets,  'It is likely tho mines will all.be  closed for an indolinite period. Every  day the trains on both the K. & S. and  C. P. R. railways ,-ire comfortably filled  with departing miners. They probably each have a small stake, and,  rather than hang round camp when a  strike is declared, arc ell" lo new fields.  Over 150 have left.  ''Both in Rowland and Boundary  Creek camps I anticipate no trouble,  ns I understand tho men will receive  the same wages as heretofore. It would  have been foolish not to have gnuped  the opportunity ".resented us by the,  la.it Legislature of a reduction of the  hours' of labor. Nowhere else.in the  British empire is there n precedent for  10-hours' w'ork by miners. This feature we jlrongly placed belorc the Minister of Mines." We also believe thai,  the miner, can stand a reduction in the  hours of labor without hurting them.  Take Rosoland, for instance. The employers of the War Eagle have for some  time worked eight hoi)is at 1-3 50. A  man can and will do as much in eight  hours a������ in ten, and do his work just as  faithfully.  "So far as tho local union i3 concerned you can state it will stand together firm, and will receive the moral  and financial support of ail the other  unions to win what it deems is justly  due its members."  PERSONAL   MENTION.  M. L. Grimmett is attending court  at Kaslo.  Mr. C. M. Wilson is in town again  from Spokane.  Mesdamcs Atherton and Williamson  and children went to New Denver  Monday to occupy their summer cottage there.  Byron N. White is in town for a few  days. No doubt, while here, he will  define tne Star's position in the eight-  hour crisis.  F. C. Sewell, city clerk, went to Vancouver yesterday morning on society  business, but may make a long visit.  P. M. Lilly is to be acting clerk in his  absence.  Rev. A. II. Sun ford will officiate at  the wedding of two popular young  people of Slocan City, on Monday.  Mi's. Sanford will accompany him on  tho pleasant expedition.  Alexander Goldsmith, of this town.  This is the second bear trapped by the  above named gentlemen within the  past few days. On both occasions 'the  captive died hard and fought furiously.  The cinnamon was terriflic in his attempts to get at his assailants, notwithstanding that a big 18-pound,  tooth-jawed, steel trap held him fast  bj n. sho't chain attached to a log of  green timber. The Winchester rifles  seemed hardly able to subdue the cinnamon, which displayed great strength  with bullets through the head, jaw  broken and its shoulder shot and shattered to pieces. Many futile attempts  have been wudo to trap these wary animals by "dead falls," but tho big steel  trap when covered with leaves and  properly set up has proved itself to be  effectual when all other contrivances  fail. Now, this incident shows the  need of the government placing a  "bounty" on the heads of these fierce  denizens of our hills, where the enterprising prospector and mine'- are  bound to travel at the risk ol their  lives.���������Com.  MINES AND MINING.  Band   Ball,  Silverton Football Club.  Silverton Football Club was formally  organized at a well attended meeting  held in the Victoria hoi el "last Wednesday evening. Tho following officers were elected : Win. Hunter, president; Jas. Bowes, 1st vice-pres.; J.*A.  McKibnon, 2nd vice-pros.; J. Kirk-  patrick, secretary-treasurer; R. C. Ma-  thesou, captain; R. Thrirburn; R. Mal-  loy, J. Brandon, S. Wntscm and CB. Mc-  Naught,' committee of management. '  The ���������secretary was instructed', to correspond ��������� with the neighboring clubs  for the purpose of forming a Slocan  league. At the meeting it was decided  to withdraw the-offer to play, Sainton  for money, it being considered that  such s, niateh would lower the game.  The Sandon bovs were communicated  with and agreed in the wisdom of this  act''on.  Keeping the Bars Against Aliens.  Tiie dance given by tho Sandon brass  band on Tuesday evening, though not  as largely attended as tho circumstances might warrant, was a genuine  buccoss. The evening was pleasantly  cool and those who put in an appearance ciiinc with the idea of having a  go������d~limo, and they evidently had il,  as reports were current that it was one  of the most enjoyable ever given. The  music, by the orchestra of six pieces,  came in lor much favorable comment,  while the two waltzes by the lull hand  were said to be "perfectly lovely." So  the "boys" can count on a fuller house  the next time they give a ball or other  social i.lfair. The ladies, too, deserve  much credit for'their ready assistance  in baking and preparing a bouii(cou.������  supper from which, alter the inner  111 nil was satisfied, not fragments, but  several lino cakes wore left for auction,  bringing good prices under the hammer ot floor-manager Billadoau,  One of Silv-ertor.'s Big Mines.  At the ViUieoUver iliiue, above LoSVn,  development work is steadily going on.  From the No. 1 tunnel a cross-cut is  being run to the back vein, which runs  parallel to the Vancouver vein, and is  now in 3U0 feet. In the No. 3 tunnel a  cross-cut is being run Irom the east  driit to the back vein, and is now in  over 100 feet. At a distance in of 40  feet in the west drift ol the No. 3 tunnel an upraise is being put through to  the No. 2 tunnel above, and is now 05  feet. The loss by lire a short, time ago  ol the bunk house lias not caused any  delay in the work at the mine, as the  office building has been found to be  big enough 'lo accommodaee the men  until a new bunk house can be erected.  This mine, which last winter shipped  400 tons 01 the highest grade ore sent  out of the Slocan, will be sent out of  the Slocan, will bo found in our list a  steady shipper again next winter, and,  under its present capable.management,  as equally good a snowing is expected  to be made. Tlie change to an eight-  hour basis will, have no effect in the  steady development of the property, as  most of the development has oeen.carried on . under a system of eigu'Miour  shifts and the union wage of $3-50 per  shift has . always been -paid by this'  management.���������Silvertonian.  Football Club Organized.  Victoria, June G.���������Finance Minister  Cotton, in an interview last evening  upon the matter of the complaints  raised against tho government's policy  in refusing to grant placer mining  licenses to companies to mine in the  Atlin district, said that it was quite  true that the government' had refused  the certificates, but the explanation  was that they wished first to frame  and adopt regulations to prevent aliens  from acquiring rights by means of  joint stock companies only nominally  British. He could not speak offhanded as to the Ontario application,  but in the case of one of the two-applications refused, the government had  reason to believe that Americans were  actually in Victoria awaiting the issue  of the certificate to have the control of  the company turned over to them.  TO CURE COLD IN ONE BAY.  Take Laxative'Bromo Quinine Tablets.  All druggists refund the money if it  fails to cure.   25 cents.  The football players of the city held  a meeting last Saturday .evening for  the purpose of organization. The following were elected as officers for the  soason : W. Mo.Vdam. president; Br.  Milloy, . vice-pros.; ,W. Lawson, sec-  treas.; J. Gusty, captain.  The captain and 'secretary-treasurer  along with Andy Gnerson and Byron  Clitl'e and Tom Lawrence were appointed a committee to draft by-laws, etc.  The club   will join the league.  A TORONTO CONTRACTOR.  Mr. J. J. Markle, 257' Lansdowue  Ave., the well known bridge contractor,  was cured by Milburn's Rheumatic  Pills of a severe attack of rheumatism,  which laid him up in bed for weeks.-  mm3Str*>~  Hews From Whitewater.  Whitewater, June 8.���������Our town, although dull by reason of the miners'  strike, is just now livened up by the  capture of a very fine cinnamon bear  by   Frank Townsend,   of  Kaslo,  and  Y  Slocan City News-Items.  A new strike was made by Thompson and Ratclifl'e on the Black Hussar,  on Lemon creek, Monday. The specimens brought in were galena of a line  quality, and if the ledge is in place it  will no doubt prove a valuable find.  Robert Covington went, up yesterday  to take charge of the Tamarac, on  Springer creek. This property is uiidor  bond to eastern parties, and is improving with development.  The Evening Star No. 8 have put in  a new fan on the main shaft. This  was badly needed and will prove a  'boon to the miners, who have suffered  considerably from bad air.  Hardly True.  The Nelson Miner says that J. Roderick Robertson has returned from  Kaslo and report? that the miner." arc  satisfied to accept JrS.uO per~"diom for  short day, and go to work at that as  snon as the present spasmodic and artificial agitation is over.  This can hardly be true. There are  men who are close run, othera who feel  they must be earning something-, who  may be ready to take the low wages ;  but no good minor will accept it and  be satisfied. In short no good man  can run the risks to health and body a  miner has to run, bear the expenses of  living in the Kootenay, work forS3.00  a clay and be satisfies. The trouble  lies in th.i iaw that disturb:, agreements between men.  Public Meeting.  The Mayor is calling a public meeting fo Wednesday evening at 8  o'clock, in the council chamber, to  consult with the citizens as to what  stej-s tibouid be taken to entertain the  Eastern Press, Association on the oc-  oassion of their visit to Sandon, on the  23rd; - There will be some-50 papers  represented, and it is well that the resources of'.our surroundings should be  brought prominently before theoi. Let  all who would like t6 see Sandon properly dealt .with in the Eastern press  attend this meeting.  Sandon Ore Shipments,  The  meats  follow'ng is   a list of ore ship-  over tho   K; ������ S. from Sandon  for.tho week ending June 10 :  JllXK.  Slocan Star   Total .....  TONS.   120.  .....120  Whitewater Ore Shipments.  The following is a statement of ore  shipped from this station for the week  ending June 10:  Mine.                                        Tons.  Whitewater 111}  Total.  .:114J  :  GRIT THE TEETH.  Do you notice your children gritting  or grinding the, teeth at night? It's a  sure sign of worms. Better give them  Dr. Low's Pleasant Worm Syrup, which  is simple, safe and always effectual.  The Wakefield has prepared for the  immediate erection of a tramway.  A valuable strike has been made on  the Black Hussar at Slocan City.  W. D. Coxe has taken a lease on the  Tom Moore, near the Antoine, from  J. C. Ryan.  If ti c Heather Bell continues to  mine in quantity ore of the quality of  that left at The Revir.w office, the  company can well afford to pay 53 50,  and even more, for the short day.  The Enterprise mine is shipping  ������������������?50,000 worth of ore. '  Tho Neepawa mine, on Slocan Lake,  is to change hands shortly.  After all the California mine is not  going, to pay 58.50 for the eight-hour  day, but is shutting down with the  others.  _Messrs. Sandiford   and   03wold,   of  NewBonver, were here the  other day  looking at a property.   There  maybe'  more a'oout it a little later.  The   Duncan  mines  at Neison are  hiring Italians  at ������3.00 for th.<;  clay.  short  The Arlington mine, at Slocan City,  is increasing its force nt?3.50 for tlie  short day.  The Montezuma mine will close  down on the 12th over the eight-hour  troub'e.  The Excelsior Mining On. will shortly open up the Joker group of claims,  at the head of the south fork of Kaslo  creek.  The .True Blue made a trial shipment to the Hall Mines smelter last  week.  The Tribune says the Hall Mines  are going to pay 83.50 for tho. short  dny. but will discontinue Sunday  work.  Six men are at present working on  the _Hpother. Bell.-property Mid i".ri'  mor" will probably lie added shortly.  Th" mon are working eight hours at  !?3C50 per day. A good showing of  Helena has boon discovered, and drifting in No. 2 tunnel for the same lead  has been commenced.  Another ton of load-silver hulliorr  wns shipped Tuesday from the Hall  Minos smelt or to tho refinery at Newark. New .lewcy. The bullion contained 95 per cent. lead, which with  silver and gold values brought the aggregate value up to 83,579.  T.hn miners' strike, lock-out or whatever r>\*c it may be termed is coming  to a sudden termination at scvenl of  thcniinrs. The Vancouver and the  Noonday, at Silverton; the Porto Rico,  near Nelson, and the Heather Bell at  Throe Forks, aro increasing their staffs '  at 83.50 for the eight-hour day.  There are nTany rumor.', iifloafc that the  Monitor mine, near Three Forks, is  about, to change Ivinds. We are informed that tlie mine was offered for  ������130,000, and that there was .������100,000  of ore in sight. This is vouched for by  several prominent- mining men of this  camp. A peculiar- characteristic of  Monitor ore is that it carries consider--  able gold values, averaging SS-perton*,  This past winter the riiine has from-  the ore taken out in its development, ;':  netted its owners, after paying all expenses, over ������10,000. The owners are .  George Petty, A. R. Finland, Miss E.  J. Kendall and Ernest Harrup.  Contract work is being done in the  joint workings of the Reco and Good-  enough mines. After driving the No..  S cross-cut tunnel to the Heco-Good-  e'nough vein , a raise is being made, to  connect with an incline winze sunk  from tho Ko. 0 level, oil tho dip.of the  vein. This connection-is for air, and  is absolutely necessary before further,  explorations can be 'resumed, in the  lower level. Tne winze has been sunk  to a depth of 92 icet, and the raise is  up 75 feet. The total distance between  the two lewis is 220 feet on the dip of  the vein. Fifteen hundred feet, below  the No. 8 level on the Twilight claim,  owned by two of the Reco proprietors,  J. M. Harris and F. T. Kelly, and on  tho same lead eight inches of clean  galena, assaying 900 ounces in silver,  has been discovered.  ���������/  WHAT Dit. A. E. SALTER SAYS.  Buffalo, N. Y.-rGents :���������Fro'in my  personal knowledge, gained in observing the effect <jlf your ShilolVs Cure in  cases of advanced consumption, I am  prepared to say it is the most reliable  remedy that has ever been brought to  my attentention. It has certainly  saved many from consumption. Sold  at McQueen's Drug Store.  r���������1 1���������p *-j? m&/s  The following events occurred on n  small island of isolated position in a  large Canadian lake, to whose cool  waters the wealthy inhabitants of  Montreal and Toronto flee for rest  and iecrealion in the hot months. It  is only to be regretted (hat ovents of  suci. peculiar interest to tho gonuinc  btudent of the psychical should bo en-  tiielj uncorroborated. Such unfortunately,  however, is  the case.  Oai own party of nearly twenty had  returned to Montreal that very day,  and 1 was left in solitary possession  foi a week or two longer, in oider to  actcumplish some important "reading''  foi the law which 1 had foolishly ncg-  lectec   duiing the summer.  It was late in September, and the  big tiout. and maskinonge were stirring themselves in the depths of tho  lake, and beginning slowly to move up  to tho surface waters as tho north  winds and early frosts lowered their  lempeiature. Already the maples  weio crimson and gold, and the wild  laughter of the lopns echoed in shel-  teied bays that l never knew their  strange cry in the summer.  With a whole island to oneself, ta  two-storey cottage, a canoe, and only  the chipmunks, and the faimer's weekly visit wiih eggs und bread, to disturb  one, the opportunities for hard reading might be very great. It all depends I  The lest of the party had gone off  with many warnings to beware of Indians, and not to stay late enough to  be the victim of a frost that thinks nothing of forty below zero. After they  hac? gone, tho loneliness of the situation niado itself unpleasantly felt.  Theic were no other islands within six  or seven miles, and though the rnaiu-  lano foiests lay a couple of miles behind me, they stretched for .-a very  great distance unbroken by any signs  oC human habitation. But though the  lslana was completely deserted and  silent, the rocks and trees that had  echoed human laughter and voices almost eveiy hour of the day for two  months, could not fail to retain some  m;moiies of it all; and 1 was not sur-  pi lsed to fancy I heard a shout or cry  as I passed from rock to rock, and  more than once to imagine that X  Ileal c1 my own name called aloud,  Though it was calm and there was no  wind, the creaking of my bedstead, and  iiie musical gurgle of the water over  the rocks below were not the only  sounds that reachod my ears. As I lay  awake, the appalling emptiness of the  house grew upon me. The corridors  and vacant rooms seemed to echo innumerable footsteps, shufflings, the  rustle of skirts, and a constant undertone of whispering. When sleep at  lengti overlook mo, the breathings  and noises, however, passod gently to  mingle with the voices of my dreams.  A week passed by, and the "reading"  progressed favorably.     ������)n the    tenth  day  o������  my   solitude,  a  strange   thing  happened.       1   awoke   after    a    good  night's sleep lo find myself possessed  wiilj a inuiked    repugnance    for    my  room.   Tho  air  seemed    to stifle  mo.  The more 1  tried  to define  tho cause  ol tljir dislike,  the moie unreasonable  it  appeared.     There    was    something'  aboui   the mum  that made  me afraid.  Absurd as it seems, 1IU3 feeling clung  lo me obstinately  while dressing, and  more than once I caught myself shiv-  eiing, and conscious of an inclination  to gel   out of the  room as quickly as  possible.   The more 1 tried to Jaugh it  away, the more read it    became;   and  when at l'isl  I was dressed, and went  out   iuto  the   passage,  and  downstairs  into the kitchen, it wais   with feelings  of  relief,    such    as 1  might  imagine  would  accompany    one's  escape    from'  the presence of a dangerous contagious  disease.  While eating my. breakfast, I carefully recalled every night spent in tho  room, in (lie hoxio that I might in  some way connect the dislike 1 now  foil with some disagreeable incident  thai had occurred in it. But the only  thing 1- could recall was one stormy  ni.ghi when 1 suddenly awoke and  heard the hoards creaking so loudly in  the corridor, that I -was convinced  there were people in the houso, So  certain was I of this, that I had descended tho stairs, gun in hand, only  lo find the doors and windows securely fastened, and the mice and hlack-  lieelle'j in sole possession of the floor.  This was cerfainly not sufficient to  account for the strength of my feelings  The morning hours I spent in steady  reading; and when I broke off in tho  middle of the day florl a swim and  luncheon, I was very much surprised,  if not a little alarmed, to find that  my dislike for tho room had, if anything, grown stronger. Going upstairs  to1 get a book, f experienced the most  marked aversion to entering the room,  and while within I was conscious all  the time of an uncomfortable feeling  thai, was half uneasiness and half apprehension. The result of it was that,  instead of reading, I spent tho afternoon on the water, paddling and fishing, and when I got home about sundown, brought with me half a dozen  delicious black bass for the supportable and  the  larder.  At: sleep was an important matter  to me at this time, T had decided that  if my aversion ,to tho room was so  strongly mi'rked  on  my  return  as it  lr.  the  cottage'  there were  six  tiny   bad been before, I would move my bod  little bedrooms divided from one an-  othei by plain unvarnished partitions  of pine. A wooden bedstead, a niat-  tresi. and a chair, stood in each room,  but 1 only found two mirrors, and one  of these was broken.  The boards creaked a good deal as  1 moved about, and the signs of occupation woie so recent that 1 could hardly believe I was alone. 1 half expected to find some one left behind, still  ti>mg to crowd into a box more than  it would hold. The door of one room  was stiff, and refused for a moment  to open, and it required very little  persuasion to imagine some one was  holding the handle on the inside, and  thnl when it opened 1 should meet a  pan  u������ human eyes.  A ihoiough search of the floor led  mo to select as my own sleeping quar-  teis a little room with a diminutive  balcony over the verandah roof. The  room was very small, but the bed was  laige. and had the best mattress of  them all. It was situated directly  ovei the sitting-room where I should  live and do my "reading," and the  minialuie window looked out to the  using sun. With the exception of a  naiiow path which led from the front  dooi and verandah through the trees  to the boat-landing, the island was  densely covered witli maples, hemlocks  ana cedars. The trees gathered in  lounc the cottage so closely that the  slightest wind made the branches  sci apt the roof and tap the wooden  walls. A few moments after sunset  tho daiknoss became impenetrable, und  ten yaids beyond the glare of the  lamps that shone through the sitting-  roon windows���������of which there were  foui���������you could not see an inch be-  foio youi nose, nor move a step without lunning up against a tree.  Tht lest of that day 1 spent moving  my belongings from my tent to the  silting-f oom, taking stock of tho contents of the larder, and chopping  enougL wood for tho stovo to last mo  foi a week. After that, just before  sunset, J went round the island a couple of times in my canoe for precaution's sake. 1 had never dreamed of  doing this before, but when a man's  alone ho does things that never occur  to hun when he is one of a large  paity  Hon   lonely the island seemed when  1  landed  again I   The  sun  was  down,  and    twilight    is   unknown  in    these  noithein region.3.   The darkness comes  up a I  once.    The canoe pulled up and  turned over on her face, I groped my  waj   up the little narrow pathway to  the   veiandah.     The  six  lamps    were  soon  burning    merrily  in    the    front  room ;  but  in    the kitchen,    where I  "dined," the shadows were so gloomy,  and  the lamplight was so inadequate,  that   the  stars  could be  seen peeping  through  the cracks  between the rafters.  I    turned    in    early    that      night.  down into the sitting-room, and sleep  there. This was, 1 argued, in no sense  ,i conoession to an absurd and fanciful  fear, but simply a precaution to insure  a good night's sleep. A bad night involved the loss of the next day's reading,���������-a loss I was not prepared to incur. ��������� i  I accordingly moved my bed downstairs into a corner of the sitting-room  facing the door, and was moreover uncommonly glad when the operation  was completed,1 and the' door'of the  bedroom closed finally upon the shadows, the silence, and the strange tear  that shared the room with them.  The croaking stroke of the kitchen  clock sounded the hour of eight as I  finished washing up my, few dishes,  and. closing the kitchen door behind  me, passed into the front room. All  tie lamps were lit, and' their reflectors, which I had polished up during  the day, threw a blaze of light into  the room. ���������������������������'..''���������      '������������������'������������������'��������� ,  ���������Outside the night was still and  warm. Not a brea'th of air was "stir-.  iiag ;".- the waves were silent, the trees  motionless; and heavy clouds, hiing  like an oppressive curtain over the  heavens. The darkness seemod to  liavo' rolled up with unusual swiftness,  and not the faintest glow of colour  remained to show where the sun, had  set. There was present in the atmosphere that ominous and overwhelming  silence which so often precedes < the  most violent storms. '       -  1 sat down to my books with my  brain unusually 'clear, and in . my  heart the pleasant satisfaction of  knowing that five black bass were lying, in the ice-house,' and that to-morrow morning the old farmer would arrive with fresh bread and eggs. I was  soon  absorbed in  my  books.  As  the night    wore on  tho    silence  deepened.   Even the chipmunks ' were  still, and the boards of the floors and  walls'ceased    croaking.      1    read on  steadily till, from the gloomy shadows  of the kitchen, cami' 'the hoarse sound  of the clock striking i:.ne.   How loud  the strokes sounded!   They were like  blows of a big hammer.   1 closed one  book and opened another, feeling that  1 was just  warming  up  to my  work.  This, however, did  not last  long.   I  presently  found   that    I. was  reading  the same, paragraphs over, twice, simple  paragraphs  that   did  not    require  such  effort.   Then  I  noticed   that my  mind began to wander to.other things,  and the effort  to: recall  my thoughts  became harder  with  each    digression.  Presently  I    discovered    that    I  had  turned over two pages instead of one,  and had not noticed my mistake unfil  I was well down  the page.   This was  becoming serious.   What was the disturbing influence?     It could   not    be  physical fatigue.   On the contrary, my  mind was unusually  alert, and  in    a  more receptive condition than usual. I  made a new and determined effort to  read,  and for a short tiime succeeded  in giving my whole attention    to   my  subject.   But in a  very few moments  again I found myself leaning back in  my chair, staring vacantly into space.  Something was evidently at work in  something, I had neglected to do. Perhaps the kitchen door and windows  were not fastened. I accordingly  went to see, and found that they were!  The fire perhaps needed attention. 1  -went in to see. and found that it was  all rightl 1 looked at the lamps, went  upstairs into every bedroom in turn,  and then went round the houso, and  even into the ice-house. Nothing was  wrong; everything was in its place.  Yet something was wrong 1 The conviction grew stronger and stronger  wifhi'i me.  When I at length settled down to  my books again and tried to read, 1  became aware, for the first time, that  the room seemed growing cold. Yet  the day had" been oppressively warm,  and evening had brought no relief. The  six big lamps, moreover, gave out heat  enough to warm the room pleasantly.  But a chilliness, that perhaps crept up  from the lake, mado itself felt in the  room, and caused mo to get up to  close the glass door opening on to the  verandah.  For a brief moment I stood looking  out at the shaft of light that fell from  -the windows and shone some little distance down the pathway, and cut for  a few feet into tho lake.  As 1 looked, I saw a canoe glide  into the pathway of light, and imnied-  iafely crossing it, pass out of sight  again into the darkness. It was xier-  haps a hundred feet from the shore,  and it moved swiftly.  1 was surprised that a canoe should  pass the island at that time of night,  for all the summer visitors from tho  other side of the lake had gone home  weeks before, and the island was a  long way out of any line of water  traffic.  My readings from this moment did  not make very good progress, for somehow tho picture of that canoe, gliding  so dimly and swiftly across tho narrow  track of light on tho black waters, silhouetted itself-against the background  of my mind with singular vividness. It  kept coming between my eyes and the  printed page. ��������� 'Che more I thought  about it tho more surprisod 1 became.  Jt was of larger build than any 1 had  seen during tho past summer months,  and was more like tho old Indian war  canoes with trio high curving bows and  stern and wide beam. The more I  tiled to read, the less success attended  my efforts, and finally 1 closed my  books and,, went out ou the verandah  to walk up and down a bit, and shake  the chilliness out of my bones.  The night was perfectly still, and as  dark as imaginable. I stumbled down  the path to tho little landing wharf,  where the water made the very faintest of gurgling under the timbers. Tho  sound of a big tree falling iu the mainland forest, far acros3 the lake", stirred echoes in the heavy air, like the  first guns of a distant night attack.  No other sound disturbed the stillness  that reigned supreme.  As I stood upon the wharf in the  broad splash of light that' followed mo  ficim the sitting-room, windows, 1 saw  another canoe cross the pathway of  uncertain light upon the water, and  disappear at once into the impenetrable gloom that lay beyond. This  lime I saw more distinctly than before.  It was like the former canoe, a big  birch-bark, with high-crested bows and  stern and broad beam. If was paddled  by two Indians, of whom the one in  the stern���������the steerer���������appeared to be  a very largo man. I' could see this  very plainly; and though the- seoond  canoe was much nearer the island than  the first, I judged that they were both  on their way home to the Government  Reservation, which whs situated some  fifteen miles away upan the mainland.' .   -V ,.'      .;''-.  I was wondering in my mind what  could possibly bring any Indians; dow.n  to this part of the lake at such an  hour of the night, when a third canoe,  of precisely similar build, and also.occupied by two Indians, passed silently  round the end of the wharf. This time  the canoe was very much nearer shore,  and it suddenly flashed into my mind  that the threecanoes were in reality  one and the same, and that only one  canoe  was  circling     the  island I  This was by no means a pleasant re-;  flection, because if it were the correct  solution of the unusual appearance of  the three canoes,in this lonely part of  the lake at so late an hour, the purpose of the two men could only reasonably be considered to be in some way  connected with myself. I had never  known of, the Indians attempting any  violence upon the settlers who .shared  the wild, inhospitable country with  them ; at the same time, it was. not beyond the region of possibility to suppose But then t did not care to  even think of such hideous possibilities, and'my imagination immediately  sought relief in all manner of other,  solutions to. the problem, which indeed  came readily enough to my mind, but  did not. succeed in recommending  themselves   to  my   reason.   .  Meanwhile, by a sort of instinct, I  stepped biick out- of the bright light  in which 1 had hitherto been standing,  and waiter! in the deep shadow of a  rock to see if the en hoe, would-again1  ni-iki; its appe.ai-aaoo. Here I could see  and not be seen, and the . precaution  seemed a wise one.  After less than five minutes the  canoe, as I had anticipated, made its  fourth appearance. This time it was  not twenty yards from the wharf, and  I saw that the Indians meant to land.  I recognized tho two men as those who  had passed before, arid the steerer was  certainly an immense fellow. It was  unquestionably the same canoe. There  could be no longer any doubt that for  same purpose of their own the men  had been going round and round the  island for some time, waiting for an  opportunity to land. I strained my  eyes to follow them in the darkness,  but the night had completely swallowed them up, and not even the faintest  swish of the paddles reached my ears  as the Indians plied their long and  powerful strokes. The canoe would he  round again in a few moments, .and  this time it was possible that the me.n  might land. It was well to be prepared. I knew nothing of their intention's  and two to one, when, tho two are big  land was not exactly my idea of pleasant intercourse. l  In a corner of the sitting-room,  leaning up against the back wall, stood  my Marlin rifle, with ten cartridges  in the 'magazine and one lying snugly  in the- greased breach. There was just  time to go.t up lo the house and fako  up a position of defence in that corner. Without an instant's hesitation  Iran up to the verandah, carefully  picking my way among the tices, so  as to avoid being seen in tho light.  Entering the room, I shut the door  leading to the verandah, and as quickly as possible turned out every one of  the six lamps. , To bo in a room so  brilliantly lighted, where my every  movement could bo observed from outside; while I could see nothing but impenetrable darkness at every window,  was by all laws of warfare an unnecessary concession to (he enemy. And  this enemy, if enemy it was to bo, was  far too wily and dangerous to be  granted any such advantages.  (To Bo Continued.)        - r  ITEMS OP INTEREST ABOUT THE  BUSY YANKEE.  Neighborly Interest In HI* Doings���������Matter!  of Moment and fllrth (lathered from HU  Daily Record.  TOYS' OP A, CHINESE CHILD.  Few indeed would bo their playthings if tho Chinese children had to'  depend on toy shops for them. As it  is, the hawker is a familiar sight in  every Chinese city, and when the  children hear tho gong of a toy seller  it is a signal for a rush to the front  gates. At a call these men slip, tho  pole from their shoulders and set their  baskets on the ground, and there is always a group of children ready to  gether round thorn'.  . A display of toys carried by one of  these toy sellers includes many things  familiar, besides kites, made in the  shape of birds, fish serpents, dragons  and cvon inanimate objects,' like bells  and houses, will have wind harps fastened on to make them sing while in  the air, and mil have eyes set looso  in their heads, so that when tho wind  blows the eyes will turn round and  look as if they were winking  at you.  His paraphernalia also include a lot  of clay moulds of different kinds of  animals or fruits or other familiar objects, and for "one cash" you can take  your  choice.  The seller then opens up tho bottom'  tray in his rear basket and shows' a  bowl of yellow sweets set over a pan  of burning charcoal to keep them soft.  Ho rubs a little flour in the moulds to  keep the sweets from sticking, picks  up a little of tlie soft substance, which  he works into a cup shape in his fingers, and then draws it out, closing up  the hole. One end is drawn out longer'than tho other and then broken off.  Ho places his lips to the broken place  and begins to blow, and the lump  slowly swells. 1_  O'hen he claps the moulds which you  have chosen round it, and gives a  hard blow, breaks off the stem through  which ho has been blowing, opens the  moulds, dips a little bamboo stick into tho soft sugar and touches it to  the side of the sweetmeat figure in  tho mould, lifts it out and hands it  to you on, the stick, all in much less  time than it takes to' tell about it.   !  be  al-  IMITATIQN RUBIES. :  One of the great prima donnas now  in New York wears in one role a" beautiful parure, of diamonds, and jshe horrified another singer in the company  by telling her that they- were 'French  imitations that had not cost one-fiftieth of what ������they seemed to have  cost .-.'-".��������� . ,        '���������' -     .-������������������'  The other woman was distressed because all of hers were real, and the  thought of the money invested  them was too much for her.  Imitation jewels have come to  so finely made that detection is  most . impossible. .Even for ordinary  wear they are accounted beautiful, and  it is only the knowledge of their falsity which makes them unpopular. For  every ordinary purpose they are as useful  as the genuine pieces.1  The last jewels to be imitated with  wonderful success are rubies, and they  happen to be a fashionable stone just  now. The manufactory which has these  imitation rubies on the, market is situated in London, and it has already  been said there that the price of real  rubies will certainly fall in consequence of the discovery, of these wonderful imitations. The profits of the  company making the,rubies are said  to   be  $185,<;00  a year.'  Artificial rubies weighing 40 carats  can bo produced, but are not, as there  would be no sale for stones of that  size. An authority has said that there  is no way known . to . him by ;which  these, stones can be told from, the  genuine   ones.  A London jeweler questioned as to  the possible results of these good -and  cheap, imitations said that the stones  impassible to imitate might become  the most valuable and the most fashionable,   eventually. .   .',  PUT PINS IN HER MOUTH.  Hundreds of women are in the habit of putting pins in their mouth. Mrs.  Catherine Hackman died at her home  in Lebanon, Penn., Wednesday' after  suffering 25 years with a pin in her  throat. More than, a quarter of a  century ago she accidentally swallowed a pin, which lodged in her throat.  She suffered excruciating pain at  times, and. was often obliged to take  food through a tube.  mv    subconsciousness.        There    was I Indians I,  late at night on a lonely is-  . AWFUL THREAT.  Jones���������Are you going to pay me that  account? , -      ..-���������',.     -       '  Smith���������Not just yet.  Jones���������If you don't I'll   tell all your  creditors  that you paid  mel  Andrew Carnegie has offered to thi  city of Atlanta the sum of 5100,000 foi  a free public library on condition thaf  the city furnish a site and maintain  the library at a cost of not less than  ������5,000 a year.  Tho national Government has contributed an 8-inch-, howitzer, with IK  shells, to mark the grave of Major-  Oerneral John Sedgwick, in Cornwall,  Conn. General Sedgwick waskillud in  battle during the civil war.  There are four Macs in the Senate���������  McBride, McEnery, McLaurin and Mo-  Millan. Two are Democrats and two  Republicans; but they all voted for the  treaty, and two of them���������McEnery and  McLaurin���������secured  its ratification.  Within a few years, or since about  tho lime of Anna Gould's marriage to  Count Casteliaue, 152 rich American  girls have married European noblemen. The dowries they have taken  across the water average ������100,000 each.  Rober Barr, the novelist, says he  will wager he oan step off a train at  any village in England, and at two out  of every three houses receive an affirmative answer to the question,  "Have you any relatives Ln America V  Congress has just passed a special  act placing upon the pension rolls Mrs.  Mary Forbes Cobbiu, New London,  Ind., a Mexican war widow and one  of the war of 1812. Her first husband  Louis II. Bryan, was a great-graud-  -father of W. J. Bryan.  Blanche Willis Howard von Teuffel,  who died in Germany a few months  ago, was cremated at Heidelberg, according to her wish, and the urn containing her ashes has been brought' to  this country and placed at Mount Hops  cemetery, Bangor, Me.  Helen Kellar, the deaf, dumb nnd  blind student at Itadcliffo College,  visited the Boston Museum of Art a  few days ago and "saw" th-a statues.  By passing her sensitive figures over  the figures she was able to get a marvellously  correct  idea of  them.  A Mount Vernon, N.Y., judge thinks  that in order to obtain the best results  a jury should be made to feel at home  in the court-room. Accordingly he has  had tho stationary chairs heretofore  used by jurors removed, and has replaced them with commodious reclining chairs.  Judge William Butler, of Philadelphia, who has resigned from the  bench of the United States District  Court, learned the trade of a printer  in the of lies of the West Chester, Pa.,  Village Record. Among the other  boys in tho offioe' at ihe same time  was Bayard Taylor.  Mrs. Anna M. Bach, a wealthy widow  .who died at St. Louis lust week, bequeathed ������500 for the care of a pot'  canary and two dogs. This special duty  was imposed upon a niece to whom Mrs.  Bach left the bulk of her property,  Various charitable institutions received legacies amounting to ������-0,000.  A great joke is reported on the  "army" from Junction City, Kan. A  party of eight officers on a wagonette  were hel'd up by three bogus bandits  and robbed of ������750, and the officers  sent back to thus post bare-headed and  on foot. The bogus bandits drove back  and had all the past turn out to see  the officers upon their return. The officers were armed and equipped ready  to start for Manila.  -Postmaster Tuttle, of Carthago, Mo.,  has just received from the Federal Government a draft for ������8.2<i in .payment  of a debt that has been running since  the civil war, but of which Tuttle  knew nothing. It appears that iu  settling with Capt. Tuttle for his ser-  . vices as a soldier one day's pay was  overlooked, und also an allowance for  clothing. It took Uncle Sam 31 years  to discover the, error.  Kansas City has adopted a trademark.. Hereafter it will appear on all  manufactured goods sent out from  that cily. Tho design was selected by  the directors of Ihe Manufacturers'  Association from 78 which were submitted. It consists of ,ii map of the  United States, with Kansas City represented by a star in ihe exact centre.  Above the star hovers an eagle with  outspread wings. .  According to advices received in New  York, the millionaire mine owner, Joa.  do Lit Mar, who came out of the west  a rough, rich and eccentric miner, is  now going to re-marry his divorced  wife in Paris. This wife was Nellie  Sands, a beautiful girl, the daughter of  a druggist. Captain de La Mar settled a ueat little trifle of ������200,000 on  her on his wedding day, and gave her  for a bridal present a diamond trinket  which cost just exactly ������10,000.  GOLD IN CLAY. .���������'.;.  It has been discovered that the clay  o������ which our common red bricks are  made contains gold, about 25 cents'  worth to,every ton of bricks. An in-  geuious person has calculated that, aa  there are at least 5,000,000 tons ol  bricks in London, there must be at  least ������1,250,000 Worth o������ the precious  metal locked up in the walls of that  metropolis alone.  > ��������� IH'iliiiuiiwiiiiii ii iimi i w���������i hi ii ii i lawgrarwrar.  HOW MEDICINE' HAT  WAS NAMED.  Queer Appellation of lite Chmaiilon t-'olil  'Weil flier Town.  " Yes, sir, I can tell you how our  town came to get its queer name,"  says George W. North, of , Medicine  Hat. " Poor Lo is responsible for the  name. Now the Indian is the most  superstitious chap alive. Nobody believes in luck half so much 'as he does.  'Good medicine' with him is anything  ' that brings him good luck, and 'bad  medicine' is just the reverse. Every  Injun that amounts to anything has  his 'medicine.' It"s his 'lucky penny,' so to speak, and ho depends upon  it largely for good luck. Often he  carries it in a little buckskin bag  around his neck, and just as like as not  he won't tell you for love or money  what it is. Again he will make a fuss  , over it and insist on letting everybody  know all about it. I knew one buck  whose ' good medicine' was tho top of  i tomato can which he wore on , his  breast.  " Well, to get back to Medicine Hit,  there was a famous Blackfoot chief  who lived somewhere around iu that  part of the country. He divided his  time between hunting and making war,  Dn the Crees. This chief's ' good medicine! was a most gorgeous reul-  dress of feathers. He called it his medicine hat, and it was the luckiest  'good medicine' in all' the region  mound. Well, one day he fell upon the  Creea just about whore ourlowuu.v  is and he smote them hip and thigh.  He was in afair way to wipe the Crees  out of existence when along came a  gust of wind and lifted the magio hat  off his head. That was bad enough  but worse was to" follow: The wind  whirled it up on high, carried it faster  than he could chase it on his pony,  and finally dropped it in, the Saskatchewan ��������� river." That, was too much for  Mr. Blackfoot. He lost all confidence  In his luck. Instead of returnigg to  the fight and pressing home his victory,' he turned tail and ran for dear  life,   followed  by  all  his   tribe.  That's how our town on the south  fork of the Saskatchewan got its-name.  Personally, I hope it will never be  shangod. It's a hundred times more  desirable than tho one thousand and  one insane names that one runs across  all  over  tho continent."  44 The Least Hair  Casts a Shadow."  A single drop of poison  blood will, unless checked in  time, make the tvhole impure.  Hood's SsLrsa.pa.riUa. is the  great leader in blood purifiers.  It casts no shadow, but bringe sunshine and health into every household.  Running   Sore-" My   mother   wai  troubled with rheumatism In her knee for  a number of years, and it broko out Into 9  running aoro. She took three bottles of.  Hood's Sarsaparilla and Is now well.  Hood's Olive Ointment helped to heal tlie  eruption." Mas. John Fajib, Cloverlawns,  Ancaster, Ont.  Rheumatism-" I was bndly afflicted  with sciatic rheumatism. Consulted doctors without relief. Was persuaded to try  Hood's Sarsaparilla, and five bottles gave  nie relief and enabled me to go to work."  William It. Roach, Margaretvillo, N. 8.   ���������  NOT THE 'CONSERVATORY*  Young Lady��������� The* Musical Conservatory is in this building, isn't it?   >  Janitor��������� No, mum; the Musical Conservatory is 'bout two blocks down  street.  Young . lady, dubiously ���������I���������I was  sure I heard" pupils practicing vocal  oxereises. Are you sure the Musical  Conservatory is not here?  Janitor���������Ye3'm. No.hin' hero but  dentists' offices, mum.  %SalUafit  Hood's Pills euro liver Ills; the non-Imitating and,  only cathartlo to take with  Hood'i  Barsaparlllsw  - Is Your Wife Ill-Tempered 1  Examine her feet, (and if she has  corns buy her Putnam's Painless  Corn Extractor. Homa will then become an Eden, pluch o������ the misery  of married life is due to corns.  Putnam's Extractor is sure, painless,  and  prompt.  HAD NO~ STATISTICS.      ��������� '      ���������  George, murmured tho young ^wife,  ara I as dear to.you now as I was before we married?      r ���������  I can't exactly tell, replied the'hus-  band, absent mindledly. I didn't keep  any account of )my expenses theh^  Everyone appreciates a cup of good TEA.  USE  Lead packages.  CEYLON  25, 30, 40, 50 & 60c.  MONTRKAL  Tfia " Balmoral," Free Bus &%."���������������  |-������u i-At:iiici:i>- suns w������hi to-with knowledge  ���������   of farm ,touk ; fair education to work in an ofllce for  WO FARMERS' SONS WANTED  of . _          the Werrm y Science As,ociutiosi; 6 OOnenettr  . - ' per > cur ; rer-  iuijtil inU'ivirw ncctwbii ry ; must bo over 21 >ears of a^e,  ijiul.tblc ������*j (Up -t-it S30O in cash /'3 security. Appl) in  wilting, giving lull ]i.nticilJuin. Head oOke, Veterinary  Seiuico Asscoi..tiun( London, Oi.t.  For Over Piftv Years  MRS. WINHLOW3 SOOTHING SYRTJP. has been  used by mothers for their ohll ran teething. It soothes  the child, softona the turns, allays all palu, tutos wind  eollo. and ti tho b������������t remedy for diarrhcoa. 15o. a bottle. Hah! by all ilruf������!ri������ thrmighout. the world  ���������ara and ask for " Mra. Wln.iosr ������ Soothing Syrup.  KIDNEY DISEASES  Are   Positively    Cured   by   Docld's  Kidney Pills.  LnnnrU Coiuif.v IVople Bliiow Tills���������Their  Exi������rrl<-ii������ s SI;i-> Pruveil II���������Doilil's Kidney I'llls Ciirril Mrs. I'olcr O'Krlcn <,r  Kill 11 cy <'<ii!ip]sshif.  Kilmarnock, May 22.���������The people of  thbi section are among the shrewdest  and most level-headed people in Canada. They know a tjood thing when  they meet it. And when they "run up  against" a go'vxl thing they make use  of it. That is why Dodd's Kidney Pills  have such an enormous sale in this  district. That's, the .reason Dodd's  Kidney Pills are used in nearly every  household in the county. '  It is nothing unusual to hear of several cures of Kidney Disease, every  day, by Dodd's Kidney Pills, in this  neighborhood. The medicine is in  universal use. It. has the record of  having completely cured every case of  Blight's Disease, Diabetes, Dropsy,  Lumbago, Rheumatism, Paralysis,  Heart Failure, Urinary Disease, Diseases of Women, or Blood Impurity, in  which it has been used. Our peoplo  claim that it is the only medicine on  earth that will cure these diseases.  A still further claiim is , made by  those who have used, Dodd's Kidney  'Pills. They assert empathically, and  to speak the truth, they bring convincing proof, that Bright's Disease and  Diabetes are as easily cured, if Dodd's  Kidney Pills are used, as is a common  cold.   ,  JMrs. Peter O'Brien, of Smith's Falls,  whose cure is the latest reported, has  many friends in Kilmarnock,' and, her  complete recovery amazes, while it delights (hem. Her case was a severe  one of Kidney Disease, and Dodd's Kidney Pills worked a wonderfully quick  and complete cure.  Dodd's Kidney Pills are sold by all  druggists at fifty cents a box, six  boxes $2.50, or will bo sent, on receipt  of price, by The Dodd's Jledicine Co.,  Limited, Toronto.  CZAR LOVES MUSHROOMS.  The Czar has'inherited his fat-her's  love of mushrooms. H: enjoys nothing  so much as a dish of these dainties  prepared by his consort. His royal  relatives in England and Denmark occasionally send him' a special consignment.  CHEAPER TO LET IT GO.  Client���������This bill of yours is exorbitant. There are several items-in it that  I don't understand at all.  Lawyer���������I am perfectly willing to  explain it, but the explanation will  cost  you ������10.  i CURIOUS OFFER.  A firm of English tea merchants offers to every married woman who  boys a pound of its' fifty-oent tea for  five consecutive weeks a pension of  ������2.50 a week in case of the death of her  husband, provided he was in good  hoalth when she began to buy the tea.  The pension is to continue as long as  she remains a widow.  TO CURE A COLD IN  ONE DAY  Talto Laiati������e ISroino (juiiiiue T.ibiets.      All  Druggists refund the mousy if it falls to euro.   26o.  WORLD'S LARGEST CEMETERY.  At Rookwood, Australia, is tho largest cemetery in the world. ' lb covers  2,000 acres. Only a plot) of 200 acres  has been used thus far, in! which 100,-  COO persons of all nationalities .have  been buried.        ��������� '    '  rKcU tiPsi   lltfOj    _Cisar Manufacturer^  ;        LIFE'S MANY TROUBLES.  Beggar���������Please, sir, won't you give  me a dollar to buy some medicine for  me sick wife ?  Gentleman���������See here 1 Only a day  or two ago you said your wife was dead  aind you needed money to bury her.  Beggar���������Y-e-s.     This is another one.  Europosn  Plan. Room8  . . .  UD.  G.X.K. Station, Montreal. Geo. Carslulco fc Co., Prop s.  Hotel Cat-slake,  from $1 n day up. Opp.  WELD CAST..  ���������Ah! cried Cholly. This fresh ocean  breeze makes me feci like a 2-year-  old!  .Well, you act like one, replied his  fair companion archly.   1  Silica  Poultry Crit i* the bout d'sester in the market  LAUREN'riAN SAND k CiRAVKL Co., Montreal.  DENTIST TO MULES.     '  A  Mexican  mining  company,  which  owns 300 mules, keeps' a dentist on its  staff simply  to look after  the mules'  teeth.  Qi-res new life to   the  Hulr.   It im.kes Itgrow    and restores the color.  Sold by all druggists,    50c. a. bottle.  ,   ,       NOT SO FORTUNATE.  Jones���������It is said that Dame Fortune  knocks onco at every man's door.  Smith���������Well, it was her daughter,  Miss  Fortune,  who  called on  mo.  I  A GKEAT COMFORT.  Conductor���������We h/ave missed the connection and you will have to wait at  this station six hours.  Old Lady, who is a little nervous on  the railroad���������Well, I'm safe for six  hours, anyway.  - ffP C ������T3  CALVERT'S  Carbollo Dlalnfactatnto. Goap9, Ointment, Tooth P������wotors, etc., hnvo boon  awardod 160 medals u.-id diplomna for superior  excellence.: 'f Ivir regular us* prevost infectious dii*e;ino9. Auk your dealer, to obtain r.  supply.   Lists mailed free on uppHcuUou.  F. C. CALVERT & CO.,  MANCHESTER.    -   -     ENGLAND  ".'.'.BEAVER BRAND" Maoklntosh  nerer hardens A is'guariiuti-ed Wnter-  >   proof.. Askf r it.tuko no oilier.   Sca-  ".Ter Rubber Clothing Co.; Montreal,  COMMON SENSE KILLS Ro.ehei, Bed I  Buifg, Raw and Mice.   Sold by all  Dragc'sUi or 381 Queen W. Toronto.  CUTTING SCHOOL-  I'ailors and   Drsss-  . _.- inakora, send for est-  ������!���������������������������        C. &0. SCHOOL CO., Montreal.  Mill*, Mills & Halas  Bnrriaters.eto., removed  to Wesley Bldgn,, .Richmond St. WY, Toronto.  'Oura assured in 21 hours,  KflQ2iSH3.LlSFn        unowspcoillCjrentbymal!  on roceint of $1   'DB. ROUUY, P.O. Box 365. Montreal.  Catholic Prayer Xe%nsoarpurart8,;u"  Rolraouj Pictures, Statuary, and Ohuroh Oruitmrnts,  jKduuaUon&l Works. Mall ordorB rooelro prompt attention, d. & J. 8AOLISR & GO,, Montreal.  OAKhkBO   LEAD, COPPER, BRASS.  Wbolfliialo only.    Lone Distanos Telephone 1720.  WRLIAM   ST.,   TOBOHTO.  PA&3T3  8Y8TEB  Write U3 f������r instructions on tho Best  Pants Cuttmit System In the World;  .." We teach you for rery little.  Tailors   O.W.BtfNTftCj).��������� Toronto  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms^ etc.  Eye^y town can have a band.  Lo,vt?stj>rice8 ever quoted. Fine catalogue. 500 lllua-   .  trutldus. umiladirut!. Write us for anything la  .- Muhiu or'Humoiil Intstrurnenta.  V/HALEY R0YCE& CO..    -    Toronto. Can.  Jlotelnn'l Saloon men cunnot afford to be  without thu Automatic Fauoet AtUon-  iriffnt, OB it pays for itself in ono'woek druw-  ing beor. No drip, no waate. You only need  "no hand to draw beer with the Automatic  hut In chbo of rush you can hold gJ aeaOE in  ttuohhand, as thd Auto in u tic ii  ahvnyfi  rcmly.   The Automutic  tlnwathc rJne.stg/assof boerand  is used ioi* uny tmde, an it puts  the kind of bead on the boer that  you want. Price 31.50 pre-paid���������  money refunded if notwitiafad-  tor.v. Hamilton MfBCo.sToroiito  RO  CURES DYSPEPSIA.  SUBSTITUTES TEA AVD COFFEE. f  A 10o. n������clc������go will mkke K auris. For s������lo by sl>  irioceri. Ask for It, Aisnts trs.ntsd. Bund 10c. fat  samplohblf lh. pscVnot-* pre-paid.  ROKCO M'F'G CO., Toronto, Canada.  ITIOUS MEN  pnhtttoiib twiour ���������xclusiTG dealers. Little capital required.  Wtihavo e.it:iblished over 500 younj men in paying buni-  wlth push and energy can secure permanent, profitable          Lf   .    .   .       . . _ .Dffmen in pi   nosbus of rheir own, and wa aro ready to do ihe same for  you. Kntorpriring merchants also represent - us, with  profit to thomselyei and absoluto satisfaction to their  customers. Writo us to-day for full particulars. You������mrn  a better percentage from our goods tbnn from any other  flupier.no. RQKCO MTC CO., Toronto, Can.  $25,011 PER J30NTH.  can bo made by any woman Bhow.ng "Ideal Hat  Fastener." It does away with bothersome hat pins,  kee b tho hat firmly on tho head, prevents it tilting or  getting askew. Adjusted to hat can't be lo������t. Very  durable. Overcomes all disadvantages of old-fanhionbd  hatpins. If you don't want to soil, wautauotfor yourself ? Mailed with full particulars, 35 oenu. Address  MRS. M. L. LINCOLN, 48 Ad e la I do East, Toronto.  ������  Fitiaje!,  ��������� Printed on !I6 Luvxlt CxKDb  a furonlr 25c, sad tills beautiid  SOLID COLD-FILLED RIHO  fflron free with eath ordor.  The Canadian Card Co,  2*8 St. Jamma St.,  Montreal,      .      Canada.  LONDON.  Highest  Grades.  Lowest  PirllCES.  Dealers, Ask For Quotations.  B0LDPLATE0.S������%"9  to tu with Towr DrMp# uid  txddrosjk  and wa viH fttrwmvrd tbi* wtUck to rot  Kit fnr ������xwnJni.tlaa.    It m a  ���������nap-btvett cndb3������4ddn<t-proa|  ������pt>B *������co, stMn wind ana w*i  cold   pU>t������d,   bAKMOJa*ly  ������i>  '-   H looti Utte a mU4  by exprea-'it fnr AxtvnJaatloa.  ���������nap-btvett end bat*! d  ���������ftps *������co, stMn wind ana w*|  cotd   pitted,   bAEM0JO*ly  ���������  Crrarcdr It looti like a b������1  ?irfd VftUli, 1* fitted with %  .j������wiiUod iftWlM Mod(J  "ioYoititni tb������l yf wvrant '~  ;It������ EGQ& ButlsraoUoB. Attd  Uerotu������nt tb������l w* wm/rant if  J;It������ EGQ& ButlsraoUoB. Attd 11  ufit tc������������������ ftp.t^h fortr&dtui pup*  i:������i.   ]f afUr cireful ex&������>  iWoo tou And thie watoh tf  inted, p*f  Uio oxprMi axont |1������ a&i  ffharc&fl, tnd Itli yoi  Terry Watch Co., Toronto, Ont  Will keep your shoes soft as velvet  MADE IN ALL COLORS.  SOLD EVERYWHERE.  The Talisman     Captivating  nf Rout,, shows   H "    r CT  ^ howaUomploxion  Beautiful as a rose-leaf: clear, softand velvety as an infant's, can be obtained.      *���������  Sunt free on application.  THE    TALISMAN    CO.  77 VICTORIA ST.,  TORONTO.  ROYAL MAIL  STEAMSHIPS  Montreal and Quebec to Liverpool.  Large    and    fast   Steamers    Vancouver,  Dominion, Scotsman, Cambroman.  Kates of passage -.���������First Cabin. S50 upwards; Second  Cabin, ������35; Steerage, 822.50 and $23:50.  For further information apply to local agents, or  DAVID TORRANCE & CO., General Agents,  . 17 St. Sacrament St., Montreal.  ������SS HEAD  N 0 I S E 3 relieved by T H B  COMMON SENSE EARDRUMS.  Made of soft rubber, are sxfe, com-  fortable and invisible. Writ* for  pnmphlet showing benefit in op.se of  Catarrhal Deafness, Roaring and  Hissing Sound*, Kolaxcd, Sunken  ���������rd Thickened Drums. <*  The Common 8enso Ear  Drum & Mecliolne Coi,  Limited,  Freehold Building, Torontm.  THH  SEND  La Tosoana, 10c.  RELIANCE   CIGAS  i"'ACTCm"v., Jlontroal  KITCHENER    OF  KHAETOUM.  More than 100 laudatory poems have  been sent to Lord Kitchener since his  great victory at Omtlurmaa,t  $100 Reward, $100.  The readers of this payor will bo plea������ml to  learn thai thore is at. leuat onodreadart dluonso  that Kcionce Imi been ,i!)lo to cure in all il������  uttticeo, and that, Is ,(.;siturih. HhMV C������Unh  Cure Is the only pnsi Ive euro known to the  medical fralernliy. Catarrh bono; a co.-istilu-  tionnl riiKea^e. requires a i-uus-ti.'.uiioiiul treatment. H.iliVC'r.iarih Cure islaken iiiieinnlly.  ncting directly upon Ihe bloinl und mucoiHuir-  fact-< of tiid nysteni, Iherohy dr<-tru}iiiK the  foitndritlon of Iho diHeH-o. . und yivinR the  paticntstioi ifth hy buildh:pc ������P tho onMitu-  tion and assi^linjr mtluro In doinj; ltri work.  The proprietors have ���������o much la:ih in iti-c r\  tive powira, that they offer Ono Hundred I o'-  hu- for any ca^e ihat.it falls tu euro. Semi .<>.  list of testimonial*.       Addre*H,  F. J. fiHKXKY & CO., Tclolo, O.  Sold by Ilru. g.^tw, T.'io,  Hall's Family Pills arc the hest.  Ti;a   Oawsorc-Cornmissisn   Co.,   LiiTiite'iij  0������r. W8������t������Ma'rket ������ Bolborna St., Toronto,  C*n gut yuu be=:t prices for your Apples, flutter, logics,  X^oultry, and other produce, if you ship it to thera..  cspeeially those  ' who have failed  ^ tobeuuredeiss.  whers, write t������  Dr. Aruott, Berlin who will oontlnce job he can cure you  O'KEEFE'S x^x?p M ALT  Invigorates and Strengthens. ^^  W. LLOYD WOOD, Toronto, GENERAL AGENT.  2c������>  "BEAVER BRAND" Maoklntosh  Devor hardens & is guaranteed Wuter-  proof. Ask for it.take no other. Bea-  vor Rubber Clothing Co.,'Montreal.  ONE-N  Corn Cure.    Aik your  dniffgU for it. Price 10a  Baking Powder.  at small cost.  12c. in stamps.  Formula to   make   it  yourself, easily made  Equal to the best.    Formula sent for  JjAPIERRE, 19LoroyerSt., Montreal.  THE RETORT COUBTEO US.  The old sexton of'a,certain' English  oountry parish church, who did a little  as a monumental mason as well, was  once found at. work by the local doc-  tori Noting some furious mistakes in  spoiling, the doctor, twitted him therewith. Cover it over, doctor���������cover it  over, answered the clerk I've covered  over many, blotsj o' yours.  Tha Trade Winds  Blow strong since Nerviline is in the  market. Nerviline is the great nerve-  pain   oure.   Its  penetrating   and   pain  subduing    power ' is such    that  relief  Is   almost  instantaneous.   Try   it  and  be  convinced.  ,     A PASSENGIER/S OPINION.  Lady, at railway station���������Is there  why objection to doga in this car, conductor? ,   ��������� ,,  Gentleman,- on " platform���������I am not  the conductor, madam, I will say, however, that there is a crying baby in  this car, and if your dog is big enough  to swallow.-the baby, 1 think he will  be "welcome.      '  W..T. ASHBRIDQE, O.E.,  609 1B1IPI.E BOlhDINO,      ,-        -        TOftONTO.  Plans, Estimates,,eto., for  Munlolpal and Private Scworarje and Water 8upply  tSTATK  DflAIKAOK AND   IMfnOVK&IICNTi),  Bridge Foundatiops,  Concrete Construction,  Eto,  Do Laval  Cream  Separators.  ALPHA���������hand AND power.  CANADIAN DAIRY SUPPLY GO.,  Of Montreal and Winnipeg-  Sole Agents for Canada.  ��������� t'      '      i o  WHITE'S   BR0IU.Q  SODA  An ]".llVr\escii]g I'liosphate, excellent cleanser for liver,  kidney and stomach, takes thu place of coal tar preparations in case of headache, its effect is immediate. Sold by  all rlmcKists, i" 10c. 2Sc. 50c and SI.OJ packages.  Canadian Bromo Co., 271 Welllngton-st.E.,Toronto.  : ; .^^  Lord  Neoisiool  cosior  Qermanla Oil Co., 134 Bay St., Toronto,  >:. :-,;... AGENTS. ;\  Intsllfffeat woman-wanted in every town to d������onn������  st.rate- " Tagttett's Perfect Bkivt Supporter and Waist  Fastouer" (Canadian patent just granted) attached lo  corset it cor. fects .waist., skirt, and underskirt keeping  all in perfeo-. position. Impossible for skirts to saa of  shirt Wiijta to work up.' Commifsion or salarr. Re.  fsronces required.   Samples uiaiied 2oo.  Tajrsrott Manufaoturlns Co.,Toronto,0nt.  ISstablishcd 184)  L COFFEE .:& CO.,  GRAIN ANB COMM38SIOM  MERCHANTS,  Rooms409-12 Board of Trade,Building",  . TORONTO, ONT.  Thomas Flynn John L. CorPEK  Ens>   This hefttitfra!  gn   SolKialro  CtlQKf In ez-  ?[ulslte . .Cluxh-Uiicu case,  or lelllng 1 ddx. dainty uackoti of  HellotroM, Row And Violet ner*  fume, ao bran ortdtwttui. Sell  at 10c e*clt. Return us Jl.30 and  recelro line FRES hy return  mail. Liberal coraruisiion, Ifnro-  forred. UnsoldrooJ������ returutDla.  > HOUE SUPPLY CO.,  Bopt. *Z/ Toronto* Out.  PETERBOROUGH  ������[?au,oo������.,  SucooBJcrs 'D>AnOS  -,  to  "W (LlMIIID.)  Ontario Canoe Co.  J. Z. ROGERS, Manager.  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO, CANADA.  We give this'fine 4-Blado  Pearl Handle KNIFE for  selling 6 Ladies'Gold Plate  Shirt Waist BEAUTY  PINS at 10 cents each.  Simply .send your address  and we will forward PINS  post-paid. When sold, send  the 60 cents and we will send  knife, with all charges paid.  Address,  Cem Novelty Co.jToronto, Ont.  ST,  THE MOST NUTRITIOUS.  royal mail  steamers;  SU!V.IV.ER~SA5Li^GS.  LAWRENCE'  ROUTE,  MONTREAL TO  LIVERPOOL.  BREAKFAST���������SUPPER.  150 wili'IF TAKEN at 0NCE>  _������___ buy  a   Patent   Medicinh  *SaA^ Jh&TUAls ������h  */������������������ '"'  Oats  Business, stock sufficient to make  $3,000 worth. No other pill like it  on market. Fortune for energetic  man.    Box 17, Truth Office.  FREE! sa?.J23?5  Watch,   irlth   ffuurd    or  ohutelaino forsell������ciir 3 dor.  of our    full-sticd   Linon  DoyliesatlOc.eAoh;Li%dy's  StorlinjtSilTor Wstoh torsollln  5 dos.    Dojlies in latest ant  prettiest design.   1'hojr sell an  sight.   Write and wo send thorn  postpaid. Sell them, return our  money and ws promptly forward  rourwatohfreo. Unsold doylies  Htorublo.     UNEHD0nr0O.,Dept., ' Z,' Toronto.  Qhannnn letter files and  OilitlinUtl       TRANSFER  OASES.  File Complete $1.00.   Bonrd and Arch 50o.  Bimples, Board and Arch, 2do. -  Binding Cases, $3-00 per dozen oompiete.  The Office Specialty Hfg-. 0o., Limited  12S and 124 Bay St., TORONTO.  Factory;  Newmarket.  NUMID1AX��������� May 6, Juno 10, July 15.  CALIFORNIAN��������� May 13, June 17, July 30.  GALLIA���������Muy 20, Juno 24.     ,.  COKODONGA-May 27, July 1.  ' Cabin Possace���������S50.00 and upwards.      ,  Second Cabin���������S3A.00. Ecturn ^66.50.  .  Steerage���������Liverpool, Louden, Glasgow, Londonderry  Queenstown, $23.50.  For farther information apply to   .  H. B0URUER, 77 Yonge St., Toronto,  or H. & A. ALLAN, Montreal.  Eyei^Ws%th^Knows  THE VALUE  OF  On Trial  %VE SEND THE  AYLA1ER  SPRAY  PUMP,  ANDERSON  FORCE PUMP,  on   these terms,   No sucker,  no  pnekine.   Will Inst a lifetime.  For  Illustrated Catalogues, od  dress  AYLMER IRON WORKS  J. VY, ANDERSON,  Aylmor, Ont.  HEALTH RESTORED  without   medloino  or expea������ to th*  moB* dUordored Stomaob. Luqrb, Nerrea, LfTor, BlooU*  Bladder, ttidoeys. Brain and Bre&tb by  Revalonta  Arablca Food,  wh.oh SaTea Invalids and Children, nnd alno Rears sut>  ceanfuIlT Infanta whoae Ailments and Debility have r*-  Nisted ail othar tr������atmenU.     It dipoats vrhf u all other  9 Invariable Sucessa, 100,000 ,  Annual Cures of Ooaitttpaf  tloa. Flatulency, Dynpepsfa  Food la rejected. Raves 50 times Its cost in medicine.  S0������i  .ndlsostlon, Consumption, Diabetes, Bronchitis, Iafln-  ansa, Oiiughs Asthma, Catarrh, Phlegm, Ularrhota,  Kerrous Debility, Sleeplessness, Despondenoy,  (Limit,tf),  77 Regent  _. "J Blrees,  London, ~W��������� also in Paris, 1<   Rue  d������ Oastlglion, and  M ������U Groeers, Chemists, and Stores ereryirhere, in tins.  Is., 1, M., Ss., Bib.. 14s.   Sent carriag* Jree.     Also  Du  gam's ReYalenta Blsouits, in tins, 8s. M. andas,  AJmtU for Canada: The T. Baton Co., linlui. Toronto.  ���������5n=  *rM$  i *- . .*     iJr' ��������� ��������������� r  '������'V       ������r".      ft,? ri-  THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1899.  'ZLbc fSlMnino tReview  SATURDAY JUNE 10, 1899.  LIGHT WANTED.  We publish  the deliverance of Mr.  Wilkes, organizer of miners' unions,  on the situation in the Slocan, in other  columns, that the public may see every  aide of it.   Some of Mr. Wilko's statements are absolutely   true, others  of  them   require   qualification.     In   the  first place,   we may remark that   no  matter what may be the consequences  to the  country  from   the stoppngc of  the ir'Uix of capital, the miners of the  Blocan are in no way responsible for  them, as they did not ask  for the law  thai,   is   the   cause���������the   government  nlrne is responsible  for that.    Again,  110 one can blame the miners,  when  the law has been passed, in desiring to  take every advantage  thatcan  be got  got for   tlic-m   from   its enforcement.  Any body of men would do the same;  it is simply a business proposition.   If  it gave the owners  advantages,  they  would   endeavor to take  them.    The  miners have but their labor interested,  and it is their duty to themselves to  turn  it to the  best account, '   When,  however,   Mr. Wilkes says this is  tlie  only  mining portion of Great Britain  that lias not passed an  p.i������ht.-hnt.ir law  before this he tells the truth  ns far as  he goes ;  but he does not go as fnr as  he should to give the  public  all  the  facts.   Tie should have said this is also  tho only colonv   in which quartz, or  underground, mining is in its infancy,  and   everyone   knows     tli.it   circumstances alter cases.   Mr. Wilkes again  says the mines of tbc Slocan are rich  and can pay the old price for (lie .--hort  day.   This  also is  true,   but  it  falls  Ehort of the vital point,   as  docs his  ,   other statement.  No doubt the"mines"  of the Slocan  that are   paying   dividends could go on paying $3 50 or even  more for the short, dav, and still make  money ; but he should have added that  nil   the   properties   affected   arc   not  "mines."    There   are 'In,-,the  Slocan  any where   from 50  to   several hun-  .dred     properties    on      which     from  $5,000 to $25,000   has  been expended  and which   have not j'et' paid' the'.r  owners'a dollar, -, nd with  their future  in deep uncertainty.   Now supposing  Mr. Wilkes had oho of.these,on which  he had expended $25,000, or nearly, his  all for instance, and the prospects still;  uncertainty,   would  he stand up  and  support a law that would make "future  work on such prospect cost him more,  with the returns still in doubt?   This  is one thing for him to look into.  During the week we have met-several miners who have been for the past  few months earning a, little money to  pay for homes elsewhere and keep  their families also, and now they  will be forced to consume part of their  past earnings in keeping themselves  here until matters become, settled  again. These. invariably say they  were satisfied...'with the old condition  of things, and regret that the friendly  relations between owners and men have  been disturbed by a law that robs men  of their freedom and individual liberty  in preventing them from selling their  labor as they are disposed to sell it.  If the men abstain from injuring  property, and remain orderly, as they  have remained to the present, .they  will receive s larger share of public  sympathy in a struggle in their own  interest as ;i body.  Tlie main objection given by tho  owners, when spoken to on the subject,  is not to an eight-hour law, but the  tying up of tbe liberty of tne subject,  by nn enactment, for which no body  nsked.  One strong point with the men is  that the conditions are not of their  own creating; and that they are not  left by the law an alternative. With  expenses remaining the same, they  cannot in their hazzardous calling well  work for less than they had been receiving. .It is no argument that they  will have more time on their hands,  for they have no way of employing  spare time to advantage. Even if  they had twenty out of the twenty-four  hours on their hands it would be of  little moment when there was no other  opportunity at hand to enable them to  increase their income. Things were  about right, and they should have been  left so.  A TERRIBLE  E'  am  n  City Council.  A Port Hope Lady Undergoes a  trying experience, from which  she as at last freed by the  use of RiaZburn's Heart  and Nerve Pi.Ss.  Mr. F. J. Armstrong, one of Port Hope's  best known citizens, speaks as follows :���������  " My wife has hail a terrible time with her  heart for the hibt fifteen months-. '  " The pains were intense, and she had a  smothering- fjclintr together with shortness  of breath, weakness and g-eneral debility.  Medicine seemed to do her 00 g-ood, and  we had about friven up trying' when she  started to take Milburh's Heart and Nerve  Pills. Tkey have toned her up Wonderfully.  " She is strong-cr to-day than she has  been for months, thanks to Milburn's Heart  and Nerve Pills. I am sure there can be  no better remedy from their remarkable  effects in Mrs. Armstrong's case.''  Laxa-Livcv  Pills  euro Constipation,  Sick Headache and dyspepsia.  as  a leader   of  the   Roman  Catholic  Irisn in the  House,  and  as such   ho  held for many ye.irs   a portfolio in Sir  John Macdonnld's Cabinet.   When the  Conservative party ceases to  be   dividend paying   he  Hops   and joins   the  party witli the loaves and fishes.   He  gives   as his reason  his dislike for Sir  Charles Tupper's  leadership;  but  another   coincidence is  likely   to  be   a  stronger factor in the conversion.   He  has  a son   a   government  oilicial,  as  most  prominent   politicians have,  to  their discredit be it said,  and that son  has   becomo   a   defaulter.     Tho    defaulter,  however, lins  nol,   been  punished   for   1 is shortcoming   as   some  "'friends," presumably from   the ranks  of hu father's hew found friends, have  made good   the deficiency,  and he retains government favor.   These things  "stfiell to  heaven" in   the   nostrils of  honorable men-���������outside of politics, we,  should add.  -.���������   '        ������������������.-.���������' >  A regular meeting of the council  was_held Monday night. Present���������  Aid. Hunter/ McDonald. Buckley and  Crawford, with the mayor in the chair.  The following accounts were ordered  to be paid:���������  Salaries for May '. SG30.57  Creek Improvements    38.G0  H.Byers    54.75  Scavenging      4.00  Paystreak      8.20  ii. R. Atherton & Co    13.60  FolietUfc MeMillan '.      3.00  Water oVLight  210.25  Office rent    30.00  Steam heating     10.00  Court House rent    15.00  Miners'Union Hospital     32 65  Creek improvements    19.00  W. H, Lilly was appointed acting  clerk and treasurer in.the absence of  treasuser Fallows and clerk Sewcll. :  On motion of Buckley and McDonald the council were instructed to take  into consideration a petition of .residents of Southside for a sidewalk; and  other improvements as soon as a survey and plan can be made and registered. ' . ' ���������.���������;'���������.  The tenders of D. J. McLachlan and  Folliett <k McMillan, for sidewalks on  Cody avc, and Sunnyside, were by motion of Crawford and Hunter laid over  to afford an opportunity of examining  the ground.  O11 motion of Hunter and Crawford  Aid. Atherton was recommended to  the government for License and Police  Commissioner; vice W. H. Lilly le-  signed.  SPKCIA1, MEET!KG.  A special meeting was hold on June  6th. All present as before also Aid.  Atherton.  On motion of Crawford and Atherton  the council was authorized to negotiate a 9500 loan with the bank, hypothecating the licenses falling due on  July 1st as payment.  On motion of Cr-iwford and Atherton  tho construction of sidewalk on' Cody  ave. was awarded to D. J. McLachlan  at 15 cents a lineal foot, the work to  be done in accordance with plans of  Board of Public Works.  On Motion of Buckley and Hunter  a iwo-foot walk was recommeded for  j Sunnyside to be given 10 Folliett it  McMillan-it S]3S, and to be done according to plan and under supervision  of Board of Public Works.  The village blacksmith is usually  I     :��������� considered the type  'i^HV-^S s������od .health.  ZldS J* Even he sickens and  dies frequently in  early youth. No  1 /���������v*) man,- not even the  -./-Mnost robust, can af-  ) ford to neglect his  <?fo health, which is his  ^C^S..,'. most precious cn-  SS'mK d������wment. The  ^jfc*,;, man who does so  2?-'jJ?will sooner or  jgklater pay the  #0 penalty in some  ^5. serious or fatal  malady. When a  inan finds that he  is losing- his appetite, that he  passes restless  nights, that he  iwakens in the morning unrefreshed and  without ambition or mental or bodily vigor,  when he is tioubled with headaches, nerv-'  ousness or biliousness, it is time for him to  take serious thought for his health.  These symptoms are by no means trivial,  and are indicative of disorders that may  lead"to consumption, nervous prostration,  malarial troubles or some serious blood  disease. Dr.' Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery is the best of all medicines for men  and women who suffer, in this way. It restores the lost appetite; it gives sweet, re-  ; freshing-'sleep.; makes the digestion perfect,  'the liver active and purifies and enriches  theiblood.. It is the. greatest of all nerve  tonics. -It is the great blood-maker and  flesh-builder. It cures 98 per cent, of all  cases of consumption, weak lungs, bronchitis, spitting of blood, obstinate coughs  and kindred ailments. It is also an unfailing cure for nervous exhaustion and prostration.   At all medicine stores.  M'S. Rebecca F. Gardner, of Grafton, Yolk  Co., Va��������� writes:' "When I was-married I  weighed 125 pounds. I :rns taken sick and reduced in health and broke out with a disease  which my doctor said was eczema. I fell away  to 90 pounds. I began using Dr. Pierce's Golden  Medical Discover}', and now I weigh 140 pounds'  and am well."  Constipation often causes sickness. Dr.  Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure constipation.  One little "Pellet" is a gentle laxative, and  two a,mild cathaitic. They never gripe.  They are tiny, sugar-coated, auti-bilious  granules, in little viaia. Druggists have  nothing else "just as good." They regulate the Stomach, Liver and Bowels.  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every Representation Guaranteed.  SANDON  B.C.  0 ���������  Lambert's Syrix-p  Douglas Pine  Will cure your cold when all  others fail.   Try it and prove  it.   Sold by all druggists. ,.  Price 25c a bottle.  I.  It would take a box of dynamite to  move the present B. C. government,'or  at least the'education, end of it.'. A  sum was placed in the last estimates  that passed the House to purchase the  present school property in this city  and erect an additional room, and  though the trustees have written about  the matter over a month they have got  no, satisfaction ��������� since. They caiinot  find out whether the present site is acceptable, or if they are at liberty to  let a contract for the additional room-  Like Kip Van Winkle, they appear to  have gone to, sleep, and the present  generation may have passed away before they awake.  MINING EECORDSc  Our beneficent B.C. government that  cannot afford to organize the schools  people are louuiy calling calling for,-or  purchase fuel lor those already organized, or build bridges and roads to revenue producing mines can afford to  give millions; to an All Pacific cable,  to help out publishers and business  men of Great Britain. Of such is the  onesided intelligence of,our present  government..;      '.' y -.'..' '  Tlie man who .will, suggest a law that  will be constitutional and will compel  mine owners to pay wages in proportion to the profits of their operations  and let down easily the owners-of prospects until paying ore is struck,,is the  man whose utterances will elicit public sympathy.  The flop of the Hon. John Costigan  frpm Tory to Grit at Ottawa is one of  the latest sensations. He has for a  quarter of a century  been recognized  Some cough mixtures  smother the cough. But thq  next breeze fans it into life  again.  Better put the cough out.  That is, better go deeper  and smother the fires, of inflammation. Troches cannot do this. Neither; can  plain cod-liver oil.  But Scott's Emulsion can..  The glycerine soothes and  makes comfortable; the hy-  pophosphites give power and  stability to the nerves; and  the oil feeds and strengthens  the weakened tissues.  50c. and $1.00, all druggists.  SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, Toronto,  :    Recorded  at' New-Denver.1  "���������'   LOCATIONS.  May 23���������Keystone, Galena Farm, Geo M  Dayis. Amazon,Howard creek, Karl ICckert.  Baldwin; same, P D A.luir.  May 25���������Great Eaglo No2, Carpenter creek,  T Lanergan. ���������   ,  May 20���������Diana, near Almo, Richard Peake.  May27���������Madison Extension, E L Warner.  May 29���������Newmarket, north of liosebory, D  McLeod.   Willie, same. John II "W'ereley.  May 30���������Rainc, Goat, inonntni n, T A Austin.  EiRhtHour; same, THoben."  -May31���������Virgin,-Alpha mountain, AS Retd.  June 1���������Mahoning, near Almo. John Brln-  en. Carbonate, same. Sam Norris. Coming  Event Fraction, Galena F.irm, J 8 Held.  Amazon, Goat mountain, T Hoben.  June'2���������Dr D, Carpenter creeir, D McLaugh-  an, "White Cloud, All Right, Wilson creek, 3  H MoAuly. Arizona, Howson creek, J S  Reld and JosFori.in. Good Hope, samo, H E  Rodgers and "Wm.Donahue.  Juno 5��������� FredL, Vancouver mountain, V IT  Ijibsher. Westmannia, near Almo, Chas  Kumbun. Frank WC, Carpenter creek, .I D  Bryan. Hardship, Carriboo creok, L M Kuo-  wles. Dulchio, same. T "W Kiel. Old New-  rey, Goat mountain, J M Lind. John L.uear  Nen-Donver.iD S Mclntyre., New Castle, relocation of Hustler, Ne\Y Denver, D McLeod.  June 0���������Climax, nOrth Slocan Lake, R  Fawcett.'  '      ASSESSMENTS.  May 23���������Dandy Fraction; 25���������Soho, Capella;  20���������Havana, Dewey, Medlord, Dpumlumond;  27���������Foothill. Lake View Nc>2, Tiptop.Admiral  Dewey; 20���������Queen Fraction. Much-a-do.l'erth,  ���������Liberty No 3, Flossie Fraction, May boll Fraction, Carleton;- Clarence;, 30���������Boss, Emma,  Haney Moon, Corncracker, Fun-haven, Eliz-  har; 31���������Red Cross; June 1���������Hemlock, North  Star NoO, Atlanta, Electric; 2���������Manilla, Cuba,  Glenckauf, Gladstone; 3���������Recon Fraction.  H������wltt Fraction. Clill' Extension; 5���������Lake-  view, Fidelity Fraction, Black Grouse. Furlong Fraction,, Evening Star, Jem, Maple,  Alberta Fraction, Grainse, Summit.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  JuneO��������� Random Shot.  ���������������������������'���������'���������    TRANSFERS.  :   May 15���������Whii-rtou,Clias M Hitch to E Foyle  Smith, April 2S,  '   10��������� Evelyn 3, Annie Horton  to  "W J Kyle,  March 3.  17���������Humphrey, Wm II Adams to Rambler-  Caiibod Consolidated Gold & Silver Mining  Co (Foreign) April 20. S2.500.  Day Dawn, Fred Steele to W B Steele, May  8.S50I).  Adirondack 1-!), Willie Eccles to "W Hunter,  March IS.  25���������FltzJ.PM Hayos to John Bough, May  2G. 1S!)S, $750.        ���������   ,  Home Run, .las H Morun. C W Greenlee,  A E Flucmier to John A Glnty, May20, ifo.  Kolsemiu-Ic, J II Moran to John A Glnty,  May 2(1, $5.  Golden Cliariol }, M E Bragdon to Philip  Perkins, Jan I2,-$0.  AVIIIiard 1-0 each. H T Bragdon to Geo Mill-  ward Oct 11, I80S, $100.  Mtu-fi.Fraction }, D S Foobes and C P Seale  to JBCilllo. Junc27 1S0S.  Golden Chariot J, Phil Perkins to O Marino  Mny20,$50.  Willard 1-0 oaoh, Phil Perkins. Geo M Wil-  lard toO J.Marl no. May 20, $1100, , '  ���������.  30���������Atlanta, Snido all luterest, Carbonate  King i,'N C Shenll, Geo W Adrian to Mary L  Adrian, SeptlO, $100.  Isis J.DanlelCosgrifrto'HTTwIgtr,       '. ���������    ,  Power of Attorney, H D MeDon&ldto J A  Austin. -...'���������  Willie i, JII Woreley to M M Malley, May  30.  LH J,L H Mining Co to A It FIngland May,  30. $1. ..���������.-���������  L H 197-1000, L II Mining Co to C Broad,  May 30.  Lini03-1000,LHMtning Co to John Tinling,  'May SO.  31���������Oakland 1,.I AAndorson to Jno Smith,  June20,lS0S. ..  Frisco }, F L Byron lo E E Lloyd, May 31.  , ,Iunu3���������CPR,  estaic   uf A II   Stlrrott  to  CatherineStlrrctt, Aprils. ���������  (i���������Howctl. Fraction 1-10, C F Yates to L M  Yates, June 1, $511.00.  Cadmoro J.Paul Nikola to Rajrn Francis.  . What dyspeptics need is not artificial digrestiiuis but soineihiiig'tliut  will put, their stomach rit^ht so it  will manufacture its own digestive  ferments.,  For' twenty years now Burdock  Blood Bitters has been permanently  curing' severe cases of dyspepsia and  indigestion that other remedies were  powerless to reach.  Mr. James G. Kcirstcad, Collina,  Kings Co., N.B., says :  "I suffered with dyspepsia for years and  tried everything1 I heard of, but got no  reiii'funtil  I  took Burdock Blood Bitters.  "I only used three bottles and now I am  well, ������ind can eat meat,  which I dared not touch  before without being- in  great distress. I always  recommend B. B. B. as  beinir the best remedy for  all stomach disorders and  ������is a family medicine."  Having opened business in the  premises opposite the Clifton house, I  am prepared to do all kinds of Boot  and Shoe Making and ltepairing in the  latest and neatest style.  A trial order solicited.   Satisfaction '  guaranteed.  NO ORDEll TOO .SMALL  AND NONE TOO LARGE.  LOUIS, THE SHOEMAKER.  Louis Hupperten.,  Established in 1895.  E. M. SANDILANDS,  S LOOAN  MINES  Sandon, B. C.  Mining Stocks bought and sold.   General,agent for Slocan properties.   ~  Promising prospects for sale.  Croft's Blend���������^the best Scotch  Whiskey in Canada at the  Clifton.  John Buckley, Proprietor.  M. L. Grrimmett, ll. b.  ^Barrister,    Solicitor,  Puplic, Eic.  Sandon,     B. C.  Notary  AHU  "\V. S. Due-why  Sandon, B. C.  II. T. Twice  New Denver, B.C.  DUE WRY & TWIGG,-  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford-McNeil Code.  MCMILLAN  FUR   & WOOL  CO.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  200 to SOS First Ave. No.  niNNEdPOLIS, illNN.  Shipments Solicited.  Write for Circular.  JUST ARRIVED  12 CASES OF STATIONER  4*  4  4  *  4  CLIFFE & CO.  Sandon.  11  *i  I,  I  Hi  ' ��������� J^ THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, JUNE  10, 1899.  fcV  It  [l  pi  ���������������>  Lf  Ii,  1'.'  \i;.  $  TELEGRAPH LINE  'To Dawson Is Being   Pushed Ahead-  Cariboo Crossing Passed.  , Lake Bennet, B. 0., May 22.���������The  first milestone may be said to have  been passed by the Dominion telegraph staff, in charge of J. B. Charle-  son, when they completed the Jine to  Cariboo Crossing. Charleson and his  party landed at Skaguay on March  30th and reached Bennett on April  2nd. Today the poles and wire are  distributed to McClintock, at the foot  of Marsh Lake, seventy-six miles from  here. A fine storehouse, office and  kitchen have been erected here, and a  line building 30 by 40 feet at Cariboo,  to be used as a telegraph office and  police quarters. A wins: damn 335 feet  long, 10 feet wide and G feet high has  been built at, Cariboo to throw the  water .ill into the main channel. This  dam is built of logs on brush mat-'  tresses, and filled with stone. It is  faced 'with plank to make it watertight. It had to be built in water  three feet deep. Threej beacon piers  have also been built on that river  twelve feet square and filled with stone  for the guidance of vessels. Two lifting barges have been constructed and  are used in removing all rocks from  Six Mile river. A building has also,  been erected at Tagisb, to be used as a  Crown timber and telegraph office.  The first telegraph-pole was erected at  Lake Bennett on April 22. and the first  wire placed in position on May 8; and  today there is wire communication  with Cariboo Crossing. The completion of the line to the foot of Lake  Bennett has not been an hour too soon,  as the ice is now breaking up_very  fast.  The Last of Spain's Islands.  Be"i-lin, June 6.���������Tho minister of foreign affairs, in the reichstag today,  made a statement on the subject of the  German-Spanish froaty for the cession  of the Caroline, Ladrono and- Pollew  islands. He said that in order to  round off the Girmnn possessions in  the Pacific, and in view of German  commercial interests which had long-  existed ii? the Caroline island: "We  considered it our duty to take care of  this group, so that in the event of a  change in ownership it should not be  lost to Germany."  The islands ceded by Spain arc- all of  her remaining Pacific possessions.  They are very numerous but very  small, their area being about .610  square miles and their population  about 37,000. The Palaos islands are  chiefly known to tlie English-speaking  world as the Pelow or PcJlew islands.  The Marianne islands are better known  as the Ladrones. The best port in  them, Guam, was retained by the  Americans. The Caroline islands are  chiefly notable through the  existence of sonic remarkable ruins.  By the cession Germany will gain control over an enormous stretch of the  Pacific coast, as she already has the  Marshall islands to the cast and the  Bismarck archipelago, Solomon islands  and German New Guinea to the south.  The German Pacific possessions will  henceforth cover a huge area of the  P.icific east of the Philippines south  of the tropic of Cancer and extending  to some distance south of the equator.  Skagway  Bank Breaks.  Victoria, June 6.���������The First Bank of  Skagway is in'the hands of a receiver,  with liabilities of $16,000 and assets,  such as they are, of $18,000.. 'The bank'  failed on May.28th', J.G.Price being  appointed receiver. The bank, was organized in.1897 as a stock company  with a capital stock of ������25,000, of  which not more than ������2,500 has ever,  been paid in.  'Mountain Climbing.  The Canadian Pacific Railway Co.  has stationed Swiss guides at Banff,  c Lakes in the Clouds and Glacier for  the convenience of tourists wishing to  explore the mountains in those vicinities. Ask for a copy of "Swiss Guide"  folder.   .  SPRAINED BACK I  Sprains, Strains and Injuries of the  Back often cause Kidney Trowble.  KIDHEY  PILLS THE  Here is the proof:���������  CORE.  S.    Horning  says:  Glasgow  " Doan's  Street,  Kidney  _ Mrs.  Guelph,   Ont..       . _  Pills are grand. I have not been ill since  taking- them, which was over a year ago  last winter, and can g-ive them my warmest  praise ; for they restored me to health after  25 years of suffering-. Twenty-live years  ago I sprained my back severely, and ever  since my kidneys have been in a very bad  state. The doctors told me that my left  kidney especially was in a very bad condition. A terrible burning-pain was always  present, and I suffered terribly from lumbago and pain in tlie small of my back,  lojjelher with other painful and distressing-  symptoms, common in kidney complaints.  I could not sleep, and suffered much from  salt rheum.  " When I first commenced taking Doan's  Kidney Pills I had little or no failh in them,  but I thought I would try them; and it  proved the best experiment I ever made.  I had only taken two boxes when the pain  I oil my back entirely. Three boxes more,  or five in all, made a complete cure. .  ' "After 25 years' of suffering-from kidney  disease I am now healthy and strong- again,  and will be pleased to substantiate what I  have said, should anyone wish to enquire.''  La-xa-Ijiver Pills are the most  perfect remedy known for the cure of Con-  .: Ration, Dyspepsia Biliousness and Sick  11 e:\dache. They work without a gripe  .?'- pain, do not sicken or weaken or leave  .my bad after effects.  EMULSION  The D. & L.  EMULSION  Ia^the best and most ratable preparation of  -jt,      ^��������� rj'ig with the mostdellcate  Cod Liver Oil  stomachs.  The D. & L.   EMULSION  , Is prescribed by t.'it.   ]  Canada.  The D. & L.  Is a marvellous Acs.1; ���������  yon an appctile.   fiiV  Do sure you yet I    D.\ \ '���������  the genuine     [        '. ���������,  0 COMPANY.  Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway  International Navigation & Trad. Co.  Schedule of Time Pacific Standard Tl me  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  Passenger train for Sandon and way  stations leaves Kaslo alS a m': Dally, returning, leaves Sandon al 1.13 p m, arriving at  3.55 pm.  SS. INTERNATIONAL  Leaves Katilo for Nelson atG am, dally'cx-  coptSundaj; returning, leaves Nelson at 4 30  p in, calling at, Ballour, Pilot Bay, Alnsworth  and all way points. Connects with S F <fc X  train to and from Spokane.it FiveMilePoint.  SS. ALBERTA  Leaves Nelson lor Bonner's Ferry, Tuesdays  at Saturdays, at.7 a m, meeting Steamer International lrora Kaslo at Pilot Day; returning, lenves Bonner's Ferry atSain, Wednesdays and Sundays. Connects at Bonner's  Ferry wllh Great Northern Railway tor all  points east and west. ,      (<  Steamers call at principal landings In both  direetlons.andat other points,when signalled.  Tickctssold to allpolnis In Canada and the  United Stales.  To ascertain rates and lull information,  address  ,    llOBEUT IRVING, IManager, Kaslo.  aejrg physicians of  sftlULSION  '- c< :��������� ..:;d will give  "- --1 per Dottle.  ,  .'.   L'AV/j-iENCE  I   ���������" ;<.'���������!, Montreal  JACOB KELSEN  Carries the largest stock of pipes  in the Slocan. They must be  sold. A reward of $i,ooo is  offered for the discovery of any  dealer who is selling this class  of goods cheaper.  Reco Avenue. Sandon.  Northern Pacific Ry.  THE FAST LINE  TO ALL POINTS.  The Dining Car Route via Yellowstone  Parle is safest and best.  Solid Vestibule Trains equipped with  0   Pullman Palace Ours,  Elegant Dining Cars,  Modern Day Coaches,  Tourist Sleeping Cars.  Through tickels to all piontis in tho United  States and Caniida.  Steamship ticketsto all purtsof tho world.  Tickets to Chinn and J:\pan via Tacoma  and Northern Pacific Steamship (Jo.  Trainsdepartirom Spokane:  No. 1, West at 8.10 p. m., daily.  No. 2, East at. 7.30 p. m., daily.  For  information,   time  cards,   maps  and  tickets apply to agents ol theS. F. ifcX.  F. D. GIBBS, Gon. Agent, Spokane, Wash.  A. 1). CUAliLTON, Asst.Gen. Pass. Agent.  255iLonison St., Cor,3rd,Portland, Ore.  AND   SOO   PACIFIC.  ..DAILY SERVICE..  BETWEEN ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC  BY THE IMPERIAL LIMITED TO BE  INAUGURATED JUNE 18  FAINTER, FAFERHANQER,  KALSSfllH? R, &EC2RAT2R  "VV'ilt attend to ordi rs from town  or country.     Command of the  largest and  best assorted stock  "���������;, of WALLPAPER in the Koot-  '   enay country....Orders .inay. be  "left at   Cliffe's Boolcstoro  or at  -.-. 'my resident,;^ San'don.'-'.  Will give the quickest time between  ocean and ocean across the American  continent.  Daily express service via Crow's Ntst  route to and from the Kootenay country  Improved service on all-Kootenay  local rail and steamer lines.  Globe connections throughout.  Be on the lookout for full details of  new service and applv for particulars to  A. C. McARTHUn, Agent, Sandon  "W. F. Andcrson.Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson  E.J. Coyle; Dlst. Pass. Agt., Vancouver.  ������-. MILLOY,L.D.S.  V     DENTIST. -  Kooms in Virginia block, Sandon, B.Cr  CHURCH    NOTES.,  Methodist, Rev. A. M. Sanford, A.B.,  pastor.���������Regular services will be held  to-morrow at 11 a. m.   and 7.30 p. m.  Presbyterian.���������Rev. J. Clelland will  preach as usual, in the Virginia hall,  to-morrow at and 7:30 cm..  Union Sabbath School in the Methodist church at 32:15 p.m., after close  ������if morning services. Ever3rbody welcome.  E- FALLS I  NELSON 5 FORT SHEPP^ U- RY.  ID  M  Kaslo and Slocan Railway,  TIttECARD.  Trains run on Pacific Standard :Time.  <Going .East.  Going West  Leave  8.00 a.m.  S.32   "   .  IMPURE BLOOD.  Miss Agnes Faron, Athlone, Ont.,  ���������writes: "About two years ago I was  troubled with impure blood, but got  mo relief until I took Burdock Blood  Ktters, which completely and permanently cured me."  The only AU-raill route without change  of cars betwen Nelson and   Ross-  land and  Spokane and Rossland.  LEAVE DAILY AKBIVE  6.20 a.m. ;.....Nelson 5.35 p.m.  12.05 a.m Rossland 11.20 p.m.  8.30 a.m Spokano 3.10 p.m.  The train that leaves Nelson'at, (1.20 a. m.  makes close connections at Spokano with  rains for all      '���������.,..;        ���������    -..>-,  PACIFIC- COAST POINTS.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek-connect at Marcus with  Stage daily. "  C. G. Dixon, G. P. T. A.  G. T. Tackabury, Gen. Agent, Nelson.  Daily  Kaslo      Arrive 3.55 p.m.  South Folk      "    -3.20     ���������'  0.30   " Siioules "      2.2.5     ','  ������������������.'������������������    9.15   '���������      Whitewater    .-'      2.10    ���������'  ."      9.55   "       Bear Lake       "2.00    "  " . 10.12   "       MeGulgan        "      1.15     "  " ,  10.25   " llallov's "       1.31     "  . "     10.;������   "   Cody Junction   "      1.23   ���������"  Arrlve.10.40   " Sandon-   - Leave 1.15    "  CODYBI1ANCH. .  Leave 11.00 n.m.      Sandon '  Arrive 11.40 a.m.  "     11.15    " Cody 11.25   "  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Suporlntondeut.  For cheap Railroad and Steamship  Tickets to and from all points, apply to  S. Oami'Hei.l, Agent, Sandon* B. 0. '"  00 yyTLoj y   Jb SblXOXSi  A new and splendid assortment of seasonable materials for all kinds of garments now  on hand.  FIT we guarantee:.  In addition  to perfect fits we- guarantee  perfect  workmanship,   a matter , of   much  moment in this day of close competition.  c Our prices the lowest.  KOOTENAY'S TAILORS.  HUNTER BROS,  -f on-  lubber Overshoes,  FSSS5EEgSSSSSa^^  At'Sandon, Rossland, Nelson, Kaslo, Pilot Bay and.Three Forts.  Sandon. Slocan City.  OTOTOT^W^^^  WHEN IN SANDON STOP AT TH������  I  I  s  SAXDON, B. C.  Headquarters for Mining  and Commercial Men.  mm  Rates ������2.50 to $4.00 per day.  #**  R. CUNNING, Proprietor.  ^'%v4^%WAWMkv&^  ATLANTIC,STEAIYISHIP TICKETS  To and from Furopcan points via  Canadian and American lines. Apply  for siiilint; dates, rates and full infor  mation to any C. P. R. agent or  A. C. McARTHUR, Sandon.    |  WM. STITT, Gen. S. S. Agt.,Winnipeg.  A FEW INTEKESTINQ  FACTS.  When peoplo are..contemplating: a trip,  whether on business or pleasure, t.hby naturally want, the best service obtainable so lur as  speed, comfori and safety Is coi.earned. Employees of the Wisconsin Central Linos are  paid to servo the public, and our trains are  operated so as to ranks close connections with  divergiujr lines at all Junction points.  Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chair Cars on  throuKli trains.  Dining Car service excelled. Steals served  a la Carte. -. '     /���������  In order to obtain this first-class servlco,  ask the ticket agent to sell you a ticket over  THE WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES  and you will make direct connections at St.  Paul for Chicago, Milwaukee and all points  oast.  Kor any lurthor Information call on any  ticketagent, or correspond with  Jas. Pond, or.I as. A. Clock,  Gen. Pass. Agent,       General Agent,  .    Mllwaukoo, Wis. 210 Stark St.,  ^;j, Portland, Or.  SFEOiALTO STEAM-USERS.  1 New Tubular Boiler���������25 H. P.���������our own make  1 New Tubular Boiler���������35 H. P.���������our own make  1 New Tubular Boiler���������4U H. P.���������our own make  ���������    1 Second-PIand Boiler���������60 H. P.  1 .-Second-Hand Boiter��������� 30 H. P.  1 Second-Hand Boiler���������10 H. P.  1 Second-Hand, High-Speed. 50 H.-P. Engine .  1 Second-Hand, Slow-Speed, 25 H.-P. Engine  1 Second-Hand Duplex Steam Pump  1 Belt-Driven Boiler Feed Pump  t   Above S. H. machinery in first-class order.   Correspondence solicited,  Brandon Machine Works Company, Limited  BRANDON, MANITOBA.  Do you see this  package?  keep  it in  your mind  and when you ask  for "Athlete }  See that this is  what you get.  Fw  'iBMWMMWlW^tlMSaWWB^^W^iK^Suiiii^^ ii'  i  ,L  I  Iv  1>  I L  ..;f;.  .'��������� y: -  W.  ': )&'"������������������  yiy ,  ���������hfc..  '���������#' ���������  Ay  yr  ?!���������  Mi  IAEYEL OUS KLONDIKE,  SOMETHING   ABOUT THE   COU.NTKi  AND ITS DlSCOVEiiES.  ��������� It it a t'.isciiiallus Miiry���������luilciil VtoiiHli  in the I.-sr .Soi-iii���������SI.u-<l>>ii:|,, of Uic  Miner,-Many ami Hitter i>i-.:i!>i)olul  i:ii-ii(-,-������i.nn;>.-ilc I'.oni circle tlify ���������  1'uld Sly .1 *i������<-clal <'()i-i'<>^puad.stl oi'  = ai-.)t-rS Meciily.  Dame Foi tune was never in moro  capiicious mood than when the golden  tiea.suies of the Klondike were ripe  for discovery. Such, indeed, has been  the histoiy of mining. But although  somewhat over a year hat, ciapsed  since the full significance of the suiko  became- generally known, and tnoio  than two yeais since the diseoveiy itself, the stoiy of that time, so far as  it hat been heaid, is slill obscured by  ihe mists ol uncertainty and contradiction.  Tin.-, miy seem stiange to those who  have obseived no apparent lack of in-  foimution from the very start regarding the Klondike; bui those familiar  Willi the difficulty of obtaining roli-  at-'li! information in a country like Alaska, and even of conveying it accurately through most popular channel.-.,  of publication, will noi be suiprised at  all, Xn making this contribution to  the histoiy of that limo, I am animated not only by a deshe to gather to-  gethei the scattered'ends of report and  hearsay, but that tardy credil may be  given to the men, and in pariicular one  min, whom Fortune, never more unkind, has deprived thus far of material compensation for a generous act  and years of patient work. It is a fascinating stoiy, buc to understand better its significance, and, indeed, that  of the preseni Klondike, it is necessary  to go back somewhat in, time and to  skeich biiufly, events that, step by  step, led up to the memorable summer  ajid fall of 1890.  For us iho sioiy begins, with ihe purchase of Alaska by the Uniiod .States  from Russia in tho year 18(17, and the  instalment of a powerful company,  known as the Alaska Commoicial Company, into ihe seal-hunting -lights of  the Pribyloff Islands, and a practical  monopoly of the fui tiade of ihe whole  of Alaska, then solely a fur-producing  country. The Alaska Commercial  Company was something more than a  monopolist of the fur trade ; it virtually stepped into the place of the Russian government, sharing for many  years with the Greek Church alone the  absolute control of a large native  population  of Indians and Eskimo.  THIS SALiUON-CANNERS  on thu coasi, then the pelagic sealeis,  gradually bioko down this authority.  Then, aflor twenty years, they wore  supplanted in the Seal Islands by the  Noitt Ameiican Commercial Company.  Of tho interior of Ahu-ka little was  known It is a matter of history that  in 1813 one Robert Campbell, an employe of the Hudson Bay Company,  crosjed over from iho head of ihe  Liard. to a stream which he named the  "Pelly," which he- descended to its  junction with another, stream, which  he called the "Lewes," and, after many  dangers, established in the year 1848,  a post at the confluence of the two  rivers', known as Fort' Selkirk! In 18-17  another Hudson Bay employe,'A. H.  Murray, crossed, over from Fort Mc-  JPherson on the Mackenzie to what is  called the Porcupine River, and established, a post���������Fort Yukon���������at the con7  . fluence of- the Porcupine and another  larger river, which, however, was not  proved to be the same as the "Pelly" of  Campbell until 1850, wh- n Campbell  dropped down to Fort Yukon. Fort  Selkirk was burned to the ground in  1852 by Chiikats from the coast, who  thereby expressed their displeasure at  interference with their own exclusive  rights to the trade of the so-called  "Woods," or "Stick," Indians. In 1809  the company were ordered by. the  United States to leave.Fort Yukon, it  having been discovered by our-observations that it was within American territory.   They did. so iu a leisurely way,  the3' moved to their present location,  about twenty miles farther up the  Porcupine. Supplied by tha slow and  tedious Mackenzie -River route, they  are no longer a factor in the Yukon,  iJmosl the only oigns of their existence being the names of their posts,  now occupied by othois.  TWENTY-SIX YEARS AGO '  three notable men enteied the Yukon.  They came fioni Northwest Canada by  way of the Poioapine River���������LeRoy N.  McQuesten, known , commonly as  "Jack" McQuesien; Ailhur Ilaiper,  scaicely known except as "Old Man '  Harper; and Al. Mayo. These Ihree  men, and some others not so well  known, located at sevei al points on the  ihor as agents of the Alaska Commercial Company. This company, from  thi'ii main distributing-points, Unal-  ask.-i and Kadiak inland, supplied St.  Michael's Island, the site of the old  Russian post, and from there a small  steamer took up supplies to the traders  and brought down the Marten, silvcr-  giay fox, and other furs taken in barter. Tlie Indian population was larger  than it is now, and the furs from iho  valley of the Yukon weie'very high  grade, the marten being second to  those fram lCamtchatka, the celebiat-  od Russian sablo.  While (he traders provided for the  physical welfare of the natives in (he  .nieiior in return for furs, and a few  missionaries of the Russian, English,  and Catholic churches were doing what  the: could for their souls, factors wore  at work elsewhere that were to change  the histoiy of the Yukon. As eaily as  1857 gold had been discovered on Eraser River, in British Columbia; in I860  the "Caribou" disti ict; and then, in  1871, the "Cassiar" district, (he latter  two immediately souih of the headwaters of the all but unknown Pelly  and Lewes Rivers. Thousands of miners rushed there, disclosing some of  tho richest placers of the world. And  as these became exhausted, it was but  natuial that the hardy prospectors  should push faither along the coast.  Thus in 1880,  just back of  the pre-  and belr-.v. As the miners woiked  down stream, many of them, either disinclined or unable" to get baok ihe distance of four hundred to six hundred  miles to the posts, winteied at the  posts, where ihey could procure provisions. So year by year, as the' miners became more numerou-,, ihe iradeis  began to catei more and more to the  miners' trade.  The winter was a seascn of enforced  idleness. The spring fieshot at one  end and freezing ai ihe other shortened the working season to about sixty-  five days, duiing which time an aver-  ago of eight or ten dollais a day had  to be made foi the next year's grub  stake Every man was a prospector  and a hard worker, skilled ai boating,  accustomed to , haidship, rough, yel  generous to his fellows. Beyond a few  quarrels that would be laughed off by  the otheis, theie was no trouble  among them. One custom in paiticu-  lar that shows this feeling was that  when the 1st of August came, and  there were any who had failed to  locate a bar, they were given permission to go upon the olainia of such as  had struck it and to lake out enough  for the next season's outfit. This  peaceable condition has in general  characterized tho Yukon.  In 1883 the rich bars of the Stewart  River were discovered, and with the  rush of miners there the next summer  Harper, McQuesten & Co., established  a posl at ihe mouth of that liver. During the winter which followed there  was a shortage of provisions, and the  little camp of sovenly or eighty men  was on the verge of starvation. McQuesten himself had gone out to San  Francisco. What cau������ed this shortage  was the report that  COARSE GOLD  had been discovered on Shitanda Creek,  a corruption of the Indian name "Zit-  zehn-duk," now called "Foity Mile"  Cieek, from its being that distance below Fort Reliance. It was late in the  fall when zeport came that Mickey  O'Brien, Jim Adams, and two others,  namcc-.    Lambert and    Franklin,    had  , EXPENSE OF PARLIAMENTS.  senl town of Juneau, Dick Ilairis and j found coaiso gold. IA. stampede for  Joe Juneau discoveied the Silver Bow | the new diggings followed; for the  Basin, and the town of Juneau, fiist miner does not boLher with fine gold  called II urisbuig, was founded. From j whep he can get coarse gold. Coarse  time  to  time,  previously,    ieports    of ! gold,  being  heavier,  is not  cairied so  gold having been found in the inter  lor by employes of ihe irading companies ie,iohod the outside. Buc the pass  which led over the mountains to tho  bead-waters of the Lewes was guarded by the Chilkat Indians, who monopolized ihe tiade wilh the "Stick," or  "Woods," Indians, holding them indeed in a state of slaveiy, and opposed  all white men who attempted lo enter  the count!y. The year of the Silver  Bow strike a party of miners went  over,   the  first    party  of    white men  far by water as fine gold, and is nearer iis source. Those miners who  thought they had not enough for the  winter bought all the trader would  sell them and started for Forty Mile.  It was the late comers from up river  who suffered in consequence.  A letter with the news of the find  was sent out from Stewart River in  January, by a man named Williams,  with an Indian boy and three dogs.  On the summit of Chilkoot they were  overtaken by a storm, and were bur-  whom the Indians had allowed to go < ied for three days in the snow. ������When  in. This paity broughl back good re-| the storm abated Williams could not  ports from the bars of the Lewes River | walk, and was carried on the back of  and from now on panics began climb-I the Indian boy four miles to Sheep  iiig over the pass, building their boats I Camp, whence ho was 'sledded in to  on the other side, and descending tho I Dyea by same Indians, and died in the  building    what    is  now    called  "old'  Rampart  House;   but   this    also    was  found to be in American  territory, so  liver farther and farther, working the  bars���������generally returning to the coast  the same year.  Tllli GOLD WAS "FINE" GOLD,  and it lay in the gravel near the surface, on ihe heads of what the miners  teimed "bars." A "bar" is simply tho  accumulation o������ gravel and dirt on  the inside of the bends of the winding  river. They are built up by the wearing down of the high banks against  which the current cut at high  water.  They aie covered, like the rest of tho  valley, with a giowfh of cotlonwoods  or tail ly good-sized spiuce. The work  on them was done only in summer,  after the freshet, winter work being  then considered impossible, not only on  account of the seventy of the climate  but by reason of freezing of the water  needed to , separate the gold. The  method ' of saving the gold was by  means of the "rocker." The "rocker"  was simply a box on rockers, like a  cradle,' with a perforated metal top,  and a sloping blanket inside. The  ���������rocker was set at' the edge of" the  river and the dirt shovelled into the  perforated hopper. - Water was dipped up in a long-handled dipper and  poured in with the dirt, the "rocker"  being energetically rocked at the same  time by means of an uprignt handle.  The larger stones were removed by  hand, the gold falling through perfora-;  lions and lodging upon the blanket,  which <it intervals was cleaned, the  contents being placed in a bucket with  quicksilver untilali the fine particles  of gold were taken up. The amalgam  formed, was squeezed in a cloth filter,  and the remaining lump heated over a  fire until practically all trace of the  quicksilver disappeared. In this manner comfortable sums were taken out,  ������������������Cassiar Bar. discovered in 188C, yielded to five men  SIX THOUSAND  DOLLARS    .  for thirty days' work. ���������' '   .  Harper and McQuesten were at Fort  i'eliance, nearly two hundred miles below-Fort Selkirk, from 1873 to 1882,  and afterwards at  other posts    above  store of John J. Ilealy. The dogs were  never seen again. Tho miners congregated from all parts to know what  had brought the man out, for tho winter journey was considered almost  ceitain death. The Indian boy, picking up a handful of beans, said, "Gold  all same like this." The excitement  was intense, and that spring over two  hundred miners poured in over the  pass to Forty  Mile.  Forty'Mile, unlike other streams  thai had been piospected, proved to bo  what the miners call a "bed-iock"  creek.  IT1IE  nEAVY"  GOLD,   OF  COURSE,  would only lie on or near bed-rock, instead ot on top the bars. On Forty  Mile bed-rock came to or quite near  the suiface. Then Franklin Gulch,  tributary ot Forty Mile, was discovered. In the bed of the small brook the  gold was found under several feet of.  gravel; other tributaries of Forty Mile  wero discovered, all with good pay.  Some of this gold is very beautiful. I'  have seen a quantity of the gold from  Napoleon Gulch, as regular as pumpkin seeds in size and shape. Nuggets  weighing five hundred dollars have  been found.    ���������  In the spring the traders moved to  Forty Mile, and now,: with the post  for a base of operations, still richer  placers were" discovered���������in 1893 on  Sixty Mile, arid in 1891 on Birch  Creek.  The discovery of heavy gold led to  the first change, in the method of  working. Strings of narrow sluice-  boxes, with "riffles" of poles for catching the gold, supplanted the rocker. A  dam was built above the claim to obtain the necessary head of water, a  "drain ditch" dug to bed-rook, a line  of sluice-boxes set up, and ��������� the dirt  shovelled , in ; but no quicksilver was  used, and whatever fine gold there  might be was lost.."'.  The country is one.of eternal frost.  True, the summers, though short, are  warm,-vhe temperature reaching SO degrees, and by reason of the almost continuous daylight at that season, the  warming, power of the sun is much increased. Hut the earth is overlaid  with a carpet of moss, which the sun's  rays do not penetrate, and the roots  of the stunted spiuce rest upon perpetual ice. ,-'���������''  (To Be Continued.)  T.'K' I'reucb loglililllirc (lie .Host Exneiis!-. e  Iu <:uropr.  A paragraph going the rounds of  European papers is intended to shjw  that popular government through a  lepresenlative legislature is generally more expensive than monarchical  government. According to th.s view  iho mest expensive parliament iu Europe is that of Fi-i.?ce. The Chamber of  Deputies and. ihi Senaie cost nearly  ���������?;i,5<.0,000 each year. Russia, which has  no parliament in the American and  English sense, saves chis item of expense, a saving w hich must seem to  rnosc persons insignmcant when compared with the advantages derhed.  One  reason  why  Lhe French  Assembly   is  so  expensive  is   Us    extensive  membeiship.   Theio   are   3U0  Senaiors,  and 58-1 Deputies, a total in  excess of  8U0.   The  salary    paid    each   is   9,000  francs,  or ������1,800 a year. Fiench legislates   also   h.uo  free   passes   on    ihe  railroads, Italian legislators receive no  salary, bui have fiee transportation on  railroads.   The cosi of the Italian Parliament was 2,100,000 lire last year, or  about ������>-12j,000.   Thj Holland leg stature  is in two branches, the First and Second  Chambeis  of  the Stales  General.  The former comprises 50 mtmebrs, who  receive   10  guilders a day  during    the  session,   and   ihe second 100  members,  wh'J  receive 2,000 guildeis a year  and  iheir mileage.    A Dutch guilder is approximately, two-fifths'of a dollar, and  the   lolal    expenditure  of    the  Dutch  Parliament  is  &3t0,000  a year  in     the  equivalent   of   American   money.      As  might be expected, Spain has an elab-  oiate   parliamentary  system,   whereby  not alone do the elected representatives  of lhe people, or of such'of lhe people  as vote, have places iu tho Corlos, but  also  those who, without being elected,  receive   a cumulative  vote  in    several  districts,   sufficient     to   ha\e    elected  them in ono.   Spam extended iusl year  1,010,000   pesetas  for  Us  Cortes,   equivalent to about ^850,000.    Portugal expended for parliamentary sorvice about  4>1GO,000, and Austria, with1 two Chambeis,  one in Vienna, and  lhe other in  Budapest,   about    4,(.00,t00    florins,  oi  which   2,3tlO,OJ0  was  for   the   Austrian  Re-.chsialh  and 1,7lO,000 for the  Hungarian Pailiament. The members of the  lower    Ausinan    hou^e,  ostensibly    a  representative  body, receive 10 florins  a  day for their services,  and get   besides, a mileage on Austrian railroads.  The members of the Swedish Parliament number 150 in thj upper and "250  in the lower branch. The former get no  pay, lhe latter receive 1,200 crowns, or  $300  a year,  and if  the  session    lasts  longer  than four month sthoy  receive  10  crowns  additional  for each1 day  of  actual  service.    A    Swedhh    crown  is  worth  about -1G cents, and  this means  an addition of S2 GO a day for legislative   overtime.  England  spends    about  S2G0.000 a year to- the British Parliament,   the  membeis  of    which    serve  without salary. The German Reichstag,  one branch of which represents the political dhisions of tho country and the  other   branch   ihe  voieis,  costs   about  $100,000  a year.  Belgium spends $180,-  000 for  (hs pin pose, and Greece, SCO-  COO drachmai for its Chamber  of Deputies,   the equivalent of r?lfO,o:0.   The  United Stales have 90 Senators and 360  Congressmen,-. approximately,    with: an  annual salary account of $2,500,0:0, exclusive of the expenditures for clerks  secretaries,    stationery,    mileage   and  like   expenses.  THE PAMSJF SCIATICA..  AIRS. PALMER, OF FENELON, FALLS.  TELLS HOW SHE SUFFERED.  '.onlined <o Her Kcd lor lVeeks���������Her IJmbi  .���������(ecauie sit .Niiinb Thai n Itcil Hot Iron  I'oulil be Placet! Upon It Without Her  Eiiiini It'djre.  Only  those who have felt  the agonizing pains of sciatica,   can   form, any  conception  of  the  tortuie  which    tho  viciim  undergoes.'     The case of   Mrs.  Job. Palmer, of Fenelon Falls, was ono  of    unusual     obstinacy  and   severity,  and she inahes the following affidavit  in reference lo her cure, for the good,-  of  humanity.  "I am 29  years of .ago  and have lived in this vicinity all my  life.   I had always enjoyed the, best of  health   until  November,   1897,  when   I  look  a stinging pjin  in my  right hip������  which seemed to be in my very marrow  as it effected every muscle  and joint,  1 kept up for several weeks although  suffering the most intense pain, freely  using   liniments  and many  other    internal  and external preparations that  .sympathizing friends would suggest, I  was  then compelled to stay  in bed as  I  got so weak and run  down  that   I  could    sit   up  no  longer.   I    received  several  courses  of t medical    treatment  such  as   electric  batteries,   poulticing,  etc.,  but g-ot no ease from  the excruciating pains which would shoot down  through   my   leg   into  my   very    heel  where   if   caused yi   bursting   feeling.  Often I prayed  that my heel    would  burst thinking  this might give relief.  Tho limb at last became so numb that  a   hot   iron  could  be   placed   upon   it  without  my having any knowledge  of  it.   The closing or opening of   a   door  or  amyone  entering  or  moving  about  in  my  room, seemed    to  inorease  the  pain.      For weeks I    could not    move  any part of my body and had to lie In  one position all  ihe time. My  brother  was cured of rheumatism after every  other remedy had failed,  by taking Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills, so I thought as a  last  resort I would try  them.  As  tho  directions said  that    in    severe  cases  three   pills  could be easily   taken  at  a  dose, I took this number three times a  day  for about  a week although I got  the relief I so longed and prayed for in  three days after taking the first dose.  Then I kept on taking the pills two at  a  dose.   In a week  aflor  commencing  the pills I wus ablci to get out of bod  and dress myself and a few weeks later  whem I had gained strength enough, I  was able to attend to all my household  duties  and I have ever since  enjoyed  the    best    of    health.      Friends    and    ,  neighbors   who  were  conversant  with  my case can also tell you of my terriblo  suffering    and    the   remarkable    cure  effected bv Dr. Williams* Pink Pills."  MRS. SUSIE PALMER.  Taken   and  declared   before  me     at  Fenelon  Falls,  in  tho County  of Victoria, this 11th day of May, A. D. 1898.  ,    JAMES DICKSONi, J. P.  THE NEW PARASOLS.  The new parasols are very attractive in thou- varied combinations and  degiees oi fluffiness, even though  their period of usefulness has not yet  come; and'here, as'in every other department oi dress, the polka dot llour-  i.=lieo in all si/ies. Silk parasols of all  lints are spotted over with wnile, but  (.he moat siunuing thing ox all is the  wimu .silk oo������ereu wu.u biacii velvet  auxins, (jtiauuaied iowo oi black vel-  .ui nubon uiiu oume oi ihe new sun-  ahaauc,  and quile the newest  thing ox  GOLD    NUGGETS,     TWO- THIRDS NATURAL SIZE.  INFLUENZA AND VENTILATION.  Atmospheric impurity, says the Lancet, was largely responsible for there-  cent epidemic of influenza. " If the proper ventilation of private houses, and  especially of places of business, were  insisted upon by their/owner," it says,  " we should hear much less than we  do of the infectious forms of so called  cold." The imperfect provision of ventilation in churches and chapels is referred to in tiie same connection by  the Hospital, which " considers such  buildings as hotbeds for influenza on  this account, and on acount of the gath  ering   together  of persons  whose power  of resistance,  has been   diminished  by  recent illn-iss or by  other circum-I honest,    hotel      clerk.      We  stances." I charge 'em double rates,  BANDS ON THE BATTLE FIELD.  Music Helps."Soldiers .'on   tlie March  ami  lends to Victory In Battle.':;  The /utility of music in matters pertaining to war is probbly one of the  greatest forces. At the present day,  in all the armies of the world, musical  war signals are sonsidered not only useful, but absolutely" indispensable. The  infantry drill regulations of many  countries give the music and significance of more than sixty trumpet signals���������calls of naming, of assembling, of  alarm, of service and.so on���������besides a  dozen or. more drum and fife signals,  all of which is a.definite language to  soldiers., '���������     .-.-.'���������"''.   '  But its use is not: merely confined  to signalling,: for music is used in other ways for purposes of war. In' the  way of dispelling weariness on the  march, nothing is equal to the music  of a brass band. Lord Wolseley has  remarked that '.''''troops that sing-as  they,,, march will not only reach their  destination more quickly and in better  fighting condition than ��������� those who  march ill silence, but, inspired by the  music and. words of the national song,  will feel that self-confidence which is  the  mother  of   victory."  Probably savages are the most susceptible to the warlike feeling inspired  by certain class music. It arouses  their anger, incites their fanaticism,  and by accompanying their war dances  in time of pe-nce it arouses their lust,  of war. For this reason it is among  warlike nations that early music-was  most developed.  The German army includes more  than ten thousand military musicians.  Other powerful nations on the Continent employ rather less numbers in  military bands.  SPECIAL RATES,  you     make     special  Do you make special rates to'  bridal parlies? asked the innocent-  looking   bridegroom.      Yes,_ replied the  always  all is the scaliopea euge unished with  a ru^he oi the same suk. Tne ruohiUg  is   vex-y   narrow  and  three    rows  ar������  uo uoual number, put .on. wiui .spauus  between. Lace insertions and, trills arai,  also used xor trimming, and the same  little cords and. lucks seen last season : axe set in from the, tip to the  euge   ox   the, plain  sunshades.    "   >...  ���������Most . ot the oj-.essy parasols havo  some '���������' trimming or' white or black or.  both. 'Black chix'x'bn paiasols-iuade over  a color, violet, for example, and trimmed with bunches of violets T caught  in chufon xpsettes,. are 'among the..  many styles in sight.' White chiffon  and lace parasols are an indescribable  succession 'of. puffs, shirrs and frills,  most' beautiful to, look upon, and are  trimmedwith clusters . oi llowers or  ribbon i-osette . bows. ���������:��������� One variety ;is  th.rred in tucks, all/over, and each tuck  is. headed by a frill of narrow laoe edg-.  ihg. .Moire silk parasols in. the light  colors are -especially pretty and. are  made quite plain. There are brocaded  silk parasols, too, and all sorts and  conditions of handles, the natural ���������  wood slick being the prevailing style.  Colored silk parasols covered with chif-, :  fon decorated with applique lace are  another pretty novelty for the few  who can afford an assortment in this  article of dress.  4  v?  PATRON OF THE POOR.  The Princ- of Wales has a daughter,  Princess Victoria who shares few of  the ideas current in court circles.'She  hates " high society," finding nothing  there but deceit and hypocrisy. Her  father .excuses these ideas as eccentricities, Saying thai she is nevertheless  a good woman, and at times even a  great woman. She has a faculty for'  uttering some rather harsh trulhs in  the  family  circle. :.  Lately in . the-"course of one of her  visits among the unfortunate, tho  Princess, found in a wretched lodging  in Seven Dials, a whole family almost  starved to death. Their faces were  drawn with famine, thebodies scarcely  were able to stand. After she had given' them some food she had them photographed, and then presented herself  before her father with this telling testimony.    All she said to him was :���������  '"We are responsible for all this suffering. We are the ! ones who ought  to cure the evil.- There is something  bad in your realm."  The reply of (he Prince of Wales haa  not   been   reported.  i  ft  %1  4  i'j  ���������t-L  >1  ' V     ���������*!*���������  ���������4 4 p i ������������������  -it  'j.  ���������TT-5T,  C  VAjL  1 *.     ���������*  H r    ������������������)*        t" i.  u.rxr,Wr;:;7. vi v^-rfT< ������tjw-������;������^fSw,v.-,y?.;riw: W^'vS'^ ������������������Vita', ���������'-? SCW^'J i tfTafti "ixZi'E W1P iim.iiBmiimi.  :arTWTTIJ",'""fM������F"'���������g"^PS���������  FEOMPEMCETOAIEEICA  THE PATHETIC STORY OF A YOUNG  FRENCH REPORTER.  'Haunted n Young l.;.il,)S I3on<iP In Italu and  shIn-.-, forgetful ol r<ios( and flic [tally  Xcoi'isltlcs - I!;!ini:?il in t'rancea Menial  anil l'liysN-.-il Wr <���������!;.  Tt may be, as a now famous novelist has observed, that fiction is the  highest form of truth. Many of the  wildest dreams of the romancer have  found their fulfillment in real life.  Yet, now and then, there come before  the attention of ihe public cases nev-  ���������er conceived, by the most daring story  tellers. One of these, and one of the  saddest imaginable, took its origin in  Paris one year ago, and culminated  only when one of the characters, alone,  hopeless, almost insane, returned last  week to the home ho had so- rashly de-  sorted. Men have done much for love,  and are capable, while under the influence of some very erratic actions.  'The course of the young Frenchman  in question must go down on the books  as   a record  breaker.  LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.  The leading physicians and surgeons  ��������� of the ,world held a conference in Moscow  last year.    One of the  gentlemen  attending   this convention was a well-  known  practitioner   from Chicago. lie  took his wife and daughter J.o Russia,  and after the business part of the trip  was   over   toured   the  continent   with  them.    On returning home the parents  ��������� left   the  young girl, a most  beautiful  ���������creature, so tho story goes, and, from  the denouement, there is every reason  to   believe   she   is,   to   study   the   languages at Paris. While boarding  here  Jn a quiet suburban family she became  acquainted  with a young Parisian,reporter,   Marcus   Altar.      The   boy   fell  madly in love with her at first sighi.  Ho hardly waited for an introduction,  bui   in  his  passionate Gallic   way  began  lo pour out his affection on first  acquaintance.     The   young   lady     was  boarding  in  the sumo house  with Al-  lar's sister, for whom she had contracted   a sincere   liking.   In   vain  did   she  convey  through this young Frenchwoman' tint tljo reporter's suit was hopeless.   The other would not hear of it,  and only pressed his claims  the more  madly.    He    spoke    no    English,   and  whenever   his  proiestations   grow  too  ardent she turned them off by appearing not to understand his French. After   a lime  his  attentions' grew   troublesome and she endeavored to discourage   him;   but  he  would   not   be    dis-  cuuraged. So at last she left the boarding  house,  and after a short  time -re-  1 turned  to her home in Chicago.  ALLAR STILL PURSUES.  After  she  left  Paris  Marcus   Allar  was   disconsolate.   He  went  about   his  work for a time, then gave it up. Without   the  fair  ono  life  was  not  worth  living.   At   last  ho  remembered    that  she had always told him that in America  there was room for everyone. Not  considering   the  drawback of knowing  no English he persuaded his sister that  he would do wrell in America, and without   delay   packed   up   his   possessions  and went' to Chicago, knowing that in  that city was the home of the woman  he  adored.  His first step on arriving there was  to  find  the dwelling of  the physician  and his daughter. He had little trouble  in  doing   that.    His  next step  was  to  hire a room from which he could overlook   the   house  of    the. young  lady.  That  done he set out  to find employment.   This,  however, proved a    more  difficult   matter.      His  utter  lack   of  knowledge of the English tongue proved an absolute barrier to any work in  ,his own,  the newspaper profession.  In  his futile search he gradually exhausted   his  means,  and at   last,   when  almost without money, and entirely without   hope,  he  gained courage . to  present  himself at the house of the girl  he  had  followed from Franco.  HELPLESS IN A STRANGE LAND.  That  the young lady was  surprised  needs  no saying.   She was moro  than  surprised,  she was startled, and when  she realized why he had traveled '-1,000  miles and had thus como among strangers she was angry and a little frightened'.   There  was but one thing  to be  done, however. With the kindliest memories of Allar's sister;'she set-about to  find  this young man some  means,  of  support.    She first secured him a place  as French teacher   in the  home of    a  ' friend,  and for awhile he held  it; but  he  neglected  the duty of  teaching  to  follow in the wake of his benefactress.  Becoming  too ardent,and forbidden  to  call  at the house  be  would stand for  hours   on   the 'walk  across   the  street  from her,door watching for a sight of  her.   Neither  rain  nor snow had  any  effect in dampening his ardor, and the  coldest weather could not: chill the passion   which   burned    within   him.     So  while  he saw his adored,  he  lost   his  position as tutor.    Again'he was forced to seek for help, and'again he was  given  an  opportunity  to take  care of  himself.   But   again   to  no  avail,  i  Long; brooding over his love had now  begun to- affect his mind. He would  walk   up   and    down   the   street     the  part in any of their meetings. At  meals he would sit with them, but was  not of them, and understood nothing  of what they were saying. Often he  would suddenly break out in shrieks  of laughter and could hardly be checked. Again he would weep, and tears  would roll down his cheeks. Ho seemed to loso all control of himself. Such  a course could have1 bui one end. The  Consul determined to send him back  to France.' Accordingly, after being  well supplied with tho necessary  clothing, he was taken to New York  and put on a liner for Paris. His pleadings when he realized that he would  never more see the girl for whom he  had suffered so much wore most pitiable. But the case was utterly hopeless. Four months off pi- his fatal move  was made, he was on his way,, back lo  his home, ill, penniless, well-nigh insane.  IAETYES ,T0 BAEBAEM,  THE TRAGIC FATE OF A BRAVE LITTLE CHRISTIAN BAND  NEW ANIMAL.  Collide Turns  KIJIi- Willis, and II Lives In  South .linn-leu.  Natives   of    the   interior  of    Brazil  have    been    exciting  naturalists    fox-  years with accounts of a certain wonderful  animal,  which, from their  description   had  never  yot  been   seen  by  civilized   man.   Dr.   Florenlino   Ameg-  .hino,   an   Italian   naturalist,   who   has  been   on   tho  continent  pursuing    researches for a lenglh of time,  at last  determined   to   penetrate    to   the   regions  in which  the beast  was said to  have been found and see if there was  anything   in   it.   Ramon  Lista,  a Chilean,  since deceased, had told  the scientist   of   an  encounter  with  an   animal something of the order described.  He had come across it in the dark, and  alLhough   he    fired  point-blank  at   it  from a poinl less than five yards, his  bullet   made   no   apparent  impression.  Armed   .with     theso   particulars    Dr.  Ameghino set out some time last winter,  and,  after  traveling hundreds of  miles into thi heart  of Brazil, ai last  came   upon   the   object  of   his   search.  He  saw   the  animal    three    different  nights   before   bringing   iL  down.   The  repeated   manner   in   which   his   shois  did not tell convinced him that tho reports of the natives as to the impene-.  trabilily   of   tho   animal's    skin   must  have   been  correct,  a belief  in   which,  after securing  the beast by a shot in  the eye, and then finding that the hido  could not be penetrated by a-hatchet,  he was more than confirmed. The Na-  omylodon Listal, named by the doctor,  partly   in   honor  of  the  Ramon  Lista  wlxo first saw if, and partly from   its  characteristics,   resembles  more   neai--  ly   than  any other animal   the  short-  tailed  pangolin or scaly ant  eater. It  is larger than the pangolin, being some  six foot  in  length.   The skin  is more  than an inch thick, and so tough that  no  weapon at Ihe disposal  of the scientist  sufficed   to  cut  il.  Its  surface  shows an epidermis, not scaly, but covered with coarse, reddish-gray hair an  inch and a half long, the ossicles being  buried  in  tho skin  like  paving stones  in   the   street.   The   ossicles   resemble  those   of   the fossil   Mylodon,   though  smaller. The pangolin, if its' traits may  be assigned to this new beast, is more  a   lizard   than a mammal.   They  have  no weapon or defense against man or  the  larger animals, and are so far as  is  known    perfectly    harmless.      The  skin  of  the pangolin has  often    been  known to turn a musket ball. Its habits  are nocturnal, and it shows great  limidity  in  the  presence of  man.  Dr.  Ameghino   stales   his  intention  of  securing  specimens   alive    for    the  old  world  zoological  gardens.  ABOUT SPRING DRESS.  Spring, and a young man's fancy,  and love. Nobody denies tho conjunction of that trio. But there is another one, which comes a littlo earlier,  and which the poets have not yet celebrated in song. In the late winter a  woman's fancy eagerly turns to  thoughts of dress. There are women who buy winter clothes in a perfunctory way. One must keep warm.  To this end one must have certain  garments. Having shivered through  greater part of November, the in-  tli     _  different woman goes drearily about  the task of buying this neoessary raiment. Her expression is one , which  says, "Well, ifi I must, I must!';  But even, such a woman is not insensible to the fascination of spring  clothes. The annual January "white  sales" do not warm her interest. It  is only those phenomenal wotnen who  live according to a schedule of the most  forehanded description who in January set about the preparation of their  spring, wardrobes. But when March  draws to a close and April comes on,  then truly there are few women���������and  thero should bo none���������with souls so  dead that they are not touched .with  the,wish to bo in harmony with the  beauty of the spring. .  The duty of a woman to be always  as. well dressed as she can fairly be  is one which' has been often preached.  Sometimes in vain, but not often so in  the spring. Then every instinct of the  universe, from the very clods of dirt  to tho hearts of men and of women, is  toward freshness and light. It would  bo  Who Went forth to Spread (lie (Jn.tncl lii  <'li!na-Mnc Wrre .Murilrrrd, ihe Stp-it  V������>rc Wounded mid the .IIN.Idiii, Looted  '        mid   liUI'lK'd.  The details of one of the most horrible massacres committed in a land  of blood and pillage have just come to  light. In the early days of August,  l8i)o, the loading journals o������ the globe  had news of an uprising in iho vicinity  of Ku-cheng, China. It was reported  that some dozen or so British and  American missionaries had been foully  iniirdered; that infant children had  perished in I heir company, and that  in the course of the depredation properties \o the amounl of tens of  thousands of dollars had been destroyed. .This was the first account, and  practically the last, though the matter was widely discussed. The circumstance leading up to tlie re vol I,  and the scenes before and after, are  only   now   at   hand.  Ku-cheng is a walled city of some  (10,000 inhabitants. Il lies 100 miles  northwest of Fuchau, and is usually  reached by foieigncrs by means of  native boats plying the River Min. The  British Mission House, 'at which tho  principal horrors occurred, was  situated outside (he city, about a  mile across the river, and contained,  besides Iho missionaries' residence,  schools for boys and girls and a foundling home.  AMERICAN MrSSION ESCAPED.  The American Mission, in which,  contrary to the first report, none suffered death, was also outside the walls,  and . situated near tho British  grounds. The head of the British Alis-  sion was Rev. R. W. Stewart. He had  in his charge the field at Ku-cheng  and Ping-nang, which is in the vicinity,  and overseen by members of the Ke-  cbeng Board. To assisL in this rather  wide sphere of labor were seven lady  missionaries, besides his wife. He had  a family of five small children. Closely  affiliated with him in this work was  Rev. H. S. Philips, another British  clergyman, Who lived in a native house  inside the city. The Dr. J. J. Gregory  mentioned was a physican attached to  the   American  Mission.  REVOLT OF VEGETARIANS.  ���������The    district around    Ku-cheng  has  been  in a state  of more or  less turmoil   since   August,   1891,   when   a   religious seot known as Vegetarians were  supposed to have made a wholesale attack on    all foreigners,      presumably  because    they  were so    beaslly  as  lo  kill  and eat of their fellow creatures.  Latter    developments    indicated   lhat  the uprisings and constant maraudings  were not attributable lo the Vegetarians, who were, as a-.rule, mild and inoffensive    peasants,    but  to some political   intriguers,   the  fact   lhat  some  of    the  rebels  had    been  seen  to eat  cooked  flesh  besides  the  ruins  of  the  dwellings    they had    burned,  lending  credence   to  the suspicion.      In  June,  1803,  two month's before the massacre  in   question,   things  began   to  look so  stormy in Ku-cheng that at the advice  of     their    respective       Consuls,     the  British and American missionaries removed  to  L"uch.au;  toward  the last  of  July,    however,  as    the  mandarin  in  charge of the district seemed lo have  goL the rebels fairly well in hand, they  relumed.     It    was on    (he night    of  July    31-August  1,  that    the murders  till I reached tho hill, when I slopped  to recover my breath. The yells continued, and I saw two houses being  burned   to  the  ground.  "Subsequently all was quiet, and,  supposing I ha t the Vegetarians had  gone, I yenf a servani to inquire what  had happened. He returned and told  me lo come home, 'statin? lhat five  ladies belonging to (he English Mission  hid been killed and others wounded,  but that my house had not been  troubled  .  CHILDREN NOT SPARED.  "I went home, and iher������ found Miss  Codringlon, much cut about the head  and beaten all over; Mildred Stewart,  1-J years of ago, wilh} her knee cui and  bleeding very much; Herbert Stewart,  (i years of ajxe, with his head cut and  almost dead; while the baby of tlie  Slewart family had one eye black and  swollen, and lhe second Stewart giil,  Kathleen, 11 years of age, together  wilh the second boy, 3 years of age,  had been beaten and stabbed with a  spear,   but not seriously  injured.  "Uev. Philips, who lived in a house  some distance away, escaped bodily injury, but arrived only in time lo see  the bodies of the dead and hear the  Vegetarians cry, "AVe have killed all  the foreigners!' We heard thai some  of the foreigners had escaped and were  in hiding, bui Mr. Stewart did not  come, and we began to fear the worst.  Mr. Philips went to the ruins of the  burned> houses, and (here found eight  bodies, five of them nnburned and ihroe  so terribly scorched as to be unrecognisable." '  Such in brief is lhe testimony of a  brave lil Up -woman who went out  among savages for the saku of Christianity. She evidently was not lorri-  fied at the time of her trial, at least  nol so much as most) men wou.d have  been. The people who go out on such  missions as theso become accustomed  to lhe idea of martyrdom. Yet there |  evident   resignation  makes   (he   deeds ]  HEALTH^  OBSCURE RHEUMATIC PALN3.  Rheumatism is a , name applierx to  several conditions, which vary widely  in almost every detail. The present  paper has for its object the consideration of a single phase of the disease;  soreness and lameness, and certain  dull, intermitleui pains in the joints,  unattended by fover. They are popularly known as "rheumatic twinges,"  and in children as "growing pains."  Such pains precede, as well as follow, attacks of true rheumatism, and  are also common in those who have no  manifest rheumatic tendency. They  are oxton transient, recurring only after indiscretions in diet, such as overindulgence in rich food. Somelimeb  they occur only at seasons when out-  of-door exercise litis been neglected.  They may follow lo.ss of sleep, worry,  or piolonged si rain. Confinement in  poorly ventilated apartments has also  been observed lo exerl an influence in  bringing on pains of this character.  Interference wilh ihe functional activity of the skin, caused by the presence of moisture in the air, such as  always precedes a storm, also makes itself known to ihe "rheuxuaLic" by pains  i,u the joints.  Digeotive disturbances often play an  important part in causing such puius,  while defective' elimination of the  waste prouucls of the body on ihe,part  ol tho skin, kidneys, lungs and other'  excretory organs has a strong influence  in  the  same  direction.  It it, evident, indeed, that depressing  or unhygienic influences of whatever  character foster Iho enemy in ihe case  of persons afflicted with a rheumatic  to those at homo none Iho Jess hur- I temperament,  rible. The punishment of the culprits Obscure pains in the joints are not  was, of course, sufficiently horrible, j to be regarded as without significance,  when  once  the  consuls  got  after   Lhe j nor their occurrence dismissed as  un-  aulhorities, to gratify the most ie-  vengeful; but the blood of the 11  beasts who were beheaded and hung  on trees could not briny back ihe life  to the dead. And as a characteristic  accompaniment to (he matter, it is  further  slated   that  the .soldiers  who,  worthy ol solicitude.   It is well known  that other changes in the organs, possibly    painless,  but    frequently  viial,  progress step by stop wilh the syrup- t  torn  manifested in   iho  joints.  "J he remedy for the diteomforts,   and  even dangers, which errors in hygiene  al   the    command  of   the    Emperor's j invite, lies in seeking for and correot-  represenlative,   hurried   lo  the  scene  were  caught   pillaging   the  ruins  for  food   and   booly. ���������  POINTED PARAGRAPHS.  to  ,   ,     ,.     .   ��������� ,,���������',      ���������     a time-saving    arrangement,      of  young  lady  lived  upon muttering    to   course, if men and w-omen had  to  take  himself, calling her name and  talking  of what he would, do if'she would not  accept   his  suit.  FROM    BROODING    TO    INSANITY-..  But this could not last. Being without work he could; no1 pay his rent or  his board. He sold or pawned all his  possessions. Even dial: means was  soon gone, -aril! some weeks ago ho was  forced to apply for assistance' to the  head of the French Mission on the  West Side. ,.��������� |  At the mission he was unable to communicate, except by signs with the  doctor  or  his  assistants   lie   look   no  no more thought about a spring ward-  rode than the clod take3 about its  new coat of grass; but, leaving asido  the. probable objections: of tailors and  dressmakers to such a state of affairs,  there are compensations for the rest  of humanity. The counters in the  shops are all aglow with exquisite  colors and fabrics, and if one can bring  one's self to a certain point of-view, it  ought to be as much of a delight to  look at and handle all'this loveliness  as it will be, a little later, to walk on  the grass and count the colors of the  flowers  occurred.  One of the points in Chinese politics  that most strikes the foreigner is tho  minner in which Chinese officials are  not officious. .There seems to be an  odium attached to any municip-il  position; only the. poorest spirited of  men are''ever put in charge. Perhaps  this may arise from (he Emperor's reluctance to trust any one with authority. At any rate there is no country  on - the globe.in which law is so little  more than a name as in China.'-'-! As  slated before the city of Ku-cheng is  a    walled town   containing   over.   G0,-  000 inhabitants. The mandarin in  charge has at his disposal about 500  soldiers, with - absolutely autocratic  power in, time, of revolt; yet on the  night of (he. massacre,'on hearing that  1 he Vegetarians were out again, he retired to his own house, barricaded, ii.  and surrounding himself with the entire municipal truard, refused to stir  until'tht'. trouble was all over. Not-  one native hand was raised in defence  of (he helpless victims. .,  EYEWITNESS'S PERSONAL NARRATIVE. ,;   :  No adult of ihe British Missions .survived to tell the tale. The best account is'probably that of.Miss Hartford, of tli3 American Mission. She  had' herself the narrowest escape of  (he   survivors.   She  said:  "At 7.30 -in the morning I heard  shouts and screams for the servants  lo get up, as the Vegetarians were  coming, and were tearing down (ha  houses on1 the hill belonging to the  English Mission. Soon after: I met a  man wilh a trident, spear. He yelled  out, "Hero is a foreign woman, and  pointed his spear at my chest. I iwist-  ed it to one side. It just grazed my  head and ear. He then threw- me on  (ho ground and beat me with tho  ivpoden end of the spear. I afterward  jumped down in cinbinkment and rin  Silence   is   a difficult   argument  beat.  The coui-so of true love is very often  kile-shaped.  A man injures himself every time he  wrongs  another.  Death  makes    the  widow,    but   the  spinster  is maid before.  In his winning ways is found the proof  of   a    good  bluffer.  -Every   time   a woman  sees  a mirror  she  pauses  to reflect.  A  railway curve mighL be  properly',  termed   a scientific  crook. ]  The doctor who gets out of patients  is  apt  lo lose his  temper.  A weak back doesn'i necessarily imply  a man is behind the  limes.  A joy is visionax-y when distance  lends enchantment to the view.  Don't believe those who praise you  and   speak   iu  derogation  ox  others.  Satan   loves hypocrites because they  serve him  best and require  no wages.  Some women love to make bread because it cleans their hands so beautifully.  Economy may be wealih, but you  can't use it in politics to much advantage.  Many a so-called fire-proof building  has furnished indisputable proof of a  fire.  Good opportunities are lost to the  lover who knows not how to embrace  them.  When a man is conceited that is  abuuL the only satisfaction he gels oul  of life.  He who trusts everybody and he who  trusts nobody both make a great mistake.  The smaller the woman, the easier  it is for her to twist a big man around  her  finger. ���������  The wine-bottler is a corker, but he  makes less noise iu the world than the  uncorkor.  If a man avoids -scraping acquaintances he- misses. lots of scrapes acquaintances  gel a man into.  Better let your wife have- a fit of  hysterics than to'run into debt for u  silk  dress or a new piano. >  There can be uo objection to a girl  trying to peer -into the future, but  she  should never look forward.  A malinee girl says the going out  of men between the acts is far less objectionable  than  the coming back.  A cynical writer says what this country needs, is better mail service abroad  and   better   female service  at   homo.  A household journal says that kerosene will remove rust.from stoves. The  objectionable feature about it is thai  in removing rust it incidentally removes the stove and (he domestic sometimes. :  ing the errors. Proper care of the  skin is one of the most important  measures for combating rheumatic  pains. Bathing should be practised  during tho winter monihs almost as  frequently as in summer, although the  water should be of a comfortable  warmth. In certain cases hot baths  are beneficial. Errors of diet are to  be corrected, and general measures for,,  the promotion of health should be habitually observed.  Obscure pain in the joints is to be  regarded as one of nature's hints in  favor of a more healthful manner of  living. Such hints are not to be disregarded without peril.  COOKERY FOR INVALIDS.  These  recipes were obtained from a  trained nurse, who was given a course  of lessons in a cooking school.  It is sometimes hard to pioportion  a small amount when cooking for sick  people, so we will give the individual  recipes as they were furnished to the  class.  Cracker gruel���������Four tablespoonfuls  powdered crackers, one-half teaspoonful of salt; one cup boiling water ; one  cup sweet milk. Mix crackers and  salt, add milk and water. Cook a  few minuLes. Strain and serve, wuii  or without milk.  Coddled ,egg���������One-quarter cup hot  milk ; one egg; one teaspoonful of butler ; one-eighth teaspoonful of salt,  and a dust ot pepper. Boat the egg  lightly, add butter, salt and pepper,  then add the milk gradually and stir  until smooth and creamy. Serve on a  slice of toast.  Scalloped oysters���������Three or four oysters; one-half teaspoonful of butter;  one-eighth teaspoonful of salt : one-  half cup crumbs; two tablespoonfuls of  milk, or milk and juice: bake in a  largo cup.  Oysler stow���������One cup of oysters;  one-half cup of croam; one tablespoon-  ful of butter rolled in flour; salt to  taste. Cook oysters in their own  liquor until edges curl. Then add the  ere:)m, butter and salt. , Let simmer  five,minutes.  Boiled rice���������One-sixth cup rice ; one-  one-half teaspoonful of salt; one pint  boiling water. Wash' the-rice thoroughly in' cold water, add gradually ic  (he boiling water. Season with sail  and cover. Boil rapidly until tender.  Pour off into a colander, to drain. Then  sec cclan.der in the oven for about five  minutes. ..Leave .the oven door open:  Serve with cream, lemon sauce or maple syrup.  RINGS ON THE INDEX FIGER.  Rings were never more fashionable,  and it is the latest fashion to wear  a ring on (he index finger, and this  is quite as awkward as weiring a circlet of jewels on the thumb. The  ring most approved at present to  wear on the index finger is large andi  cosily. It consists of a ruby surrounded with diamonds. An emerald set in this same fashion is also  in vogue. Women of fashion are also  wearing curious ancient rings, many  of which cover three, fingers, after the  stylo of Mrs. Mackey and her ������27,-  ('0(1 ring ''  NUTS AS FOOD.  Nuts are not only exceedingly nutritious, but'easy of digestion if lhe skint,  or inner linings, are discarded. They  possess little if any starch, and therefore are a vnltutble substitute'for other  foods in cases of obesity. They compel an amount of mastication which is  given to nothing else. They perform  a function of peptonization in the  stomach, assist in preventing lhe  formation of an excess of bile, and act  as. a gentle laxative. .' Persons suffering frcm -dyspepsia will find great  relief by making nuts a part of;.their -  daily diet. !       .  ITALY'S  CROWN PRINCE.  There is no more daring rider among  European royalties -than the heir to  the throne oi'Italy, (he Prince oi Na*  pies. He is.a keen sportsman., n.nd has.  very  few oqu-i'" 'nf'e  hu"i'i'g fi-Ud !  .-(1  ' ���������!  THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, JUNE io, 1899.  MOUNTAIN   ECHOES.  Bonner's Ferry Jack  at Kaslo.  has broke gaol  J. M. Patterson, drugeist of Whitewater, is moving to Duncan City.  A nice shower of the "beautiful" on  Sunday, amounting to several inches  in the hills.  On and after the ISth inst. trains  will run as follows : Arrive at Sandon,  13:00; depart, 13:30.  Saturday last New Denver football  alub beat Silverton in 3 to 0, and Slocan city beat them 2 to 1.  Slocan City is going to celebrate the  4th of July, and its citizens arc asking  the miners of Silverton and Sandon to  help them.  Mr. E. Brindle has opened up a jewellery and repair shop in New Denver,  where he is now prepared to doctor all  lake port sick watches.  Sprains, strains, contracted cords or  painful swellings arc always promptly  relieved by Hagyard's Yellow Oil. It  is clean, to use.Price 25c.  A bank in Skagway, sq near the  golden El Dorado, hns "busted" owing  516,000 and with SIS.OOO of nominal  assets. It was a neavy bank throughout. , ' ^  Be not, deceived! A cough, hoarseness or croup arc not to be trifllod with.  A dose in time of Shiloh's Corp. will  save you much trouble. Sold at McQueen's Drag Store.  A dozen or so of the Masonic fraternity went to Kaslo Tuesday for a  Masonic entertainment of some kind  that took place there that evening.  Thev speak highly of the reception accorded f,bcm there.  Incipient fires at the Klondike hotel  and KJoinsch mint's laundry brought  ei,lt thy lire brigade on Saturday. The  fires amounted to but little, but they  might have resulted in m������<?h.  Put ior  id in) I  /if   I)  ft*. ���������  '  ..^^ineii.  The town of Republic is burned to  the groaiid.,  Only lour houses remain.  Even the Nelson Tribune says the  government is weaker than it used to  be.,  Heneager.of Rsssland, for attempted  incest has got a six-year sentence by  Justice Drake.  Brewster gets 15 months and Sinclair  two years at the Nelson assizes. These  are the C. P. R. thieves. -  There is not likely to be any danger  from freshets in town this year owing  to the continued eool weather.  Pusto, an Italian, is to hang at Nelson on the 10th of August for the  shooting of one Ryan at Cranbrook, in  April last.  The Ottawa government has disallowed the anti-Japanese legislation.  It now remains to be seen what "lighting Joe" will do.  It you have a constant hacking  cough that won't leave, try Dr. Wood's  Norway Pine Syrup. It cures the  worst kinds oi^cotighs and colds quick.  Mr. Riblet is erecting several aerial  trams in East and West Kootenay, and  for the purpose of facilitating his operations he is erecting a temporary shop  at Nelson.  Ed. Qninlan, who stole 910 from J.  Derham at Brooklyn got six months:  If the thctf had been for half a million  be, doubtless, would have been acquitted.  The frame of the Ruth concentrator  is going ahead rapidly, as also is the  construction of the flume to furnish  the water. The institution complete  will be in full running order in three  months.  To-morrow being the last Sunday on  which trains will run on the old time  a large number will want to take advantage of a day's outing. The C.P.R.  have granted h rate of 150 cts. for round  tr:p t'J Denver siding.  had defined  ^r^plifl/iir^^^^^^^pihp^*/  >      J$.      Jf.      Jf.      >}$.      Jf.      Jf.      Jf.      Jf*      J$.      J$.      Jp.      Jf.   j������T������  I    SOME HINTS.     *  ������  How often mothers are perplexed and driven nearly to  despair by their little ones losing appetite and refusing all  manner of food when children will take  /  *  *  *  *  4*  ���������*���������  4*.  H. BYERS & CO.  eee  ee4>  at nearly any time.    A cup of Bovril between or at meals  is the most perfect of nourishment to give the children for  4*  Always   relieved   promptly  by  Dr. Fowler's Ext. of Wild  Strawberry.  iwM*iaitfM.rit������M.f'un.i>*k*Miru'w*kaM.������*hi*^.i'ktfM.*%*'w*i  THE....  SJ        Ji\T,  B. C.  | Sthictly First ci,ass.  !    Furnished Rooms.  ���������'l.rt,'M't,rtj,t,'M'i.|i.rli,'(,j|t,fi,i'i^,|,|,,i,{vi,ivt,  Manufacturers of  GALVANIZED AIR PIPE,  We 'carry  TlTE CELEBRATED  WESTERN CHIEF BLOWERS  and  BUFFALO BLOWERS.  Agents for  HAMILTON POWDER GO'S  POWDER, GAPS AND FUSE,  CANTON RIBBED STEEL  for Powder Drills:  TRUAX ORE CARS,  .j  Mine Hardware of every kind.  r  H. Byers & Co.  Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo, B.C.   Sandon, B.C.  The K. of P.'s nimuiil Memorial service will be held on Tuesday evening in  the Methodist church. As admission  is by invitation we will not elaborate  on the proceedings this ivsue, but we  understand a. good programme is being  prepared,  Follett <fc McMillan arc going to  build on Slocan Star street, near the  lockup, a large carpenter shop, which  will have quite extensive machinery  run by water power. This linn is forging ahead in business suces'scs at a  rapid rate.  Tommy Milne and assistants have  put the finishing touches on the exterior of the Methodist church. The  new dress adds very much to the appearance of the the edifice, which  .would now do credit to much older and  larger places.  There arc cigars and cigars, but if  you really want a good healthy smoke,  bf a cigar that will not rob your purse,  you will use the "Interior" or "La  Morena" manufactured by the Inland  Cigar Manufacturing Co._ of Knai loops.  One trial carries conviction.,  The members of tlie band wish to  publicly express their appreciation of  the kindness of the many ladies of the  city who so materially assisted them  in making their ball a success ; also to  , thank the musicians lor giving their  services gratis, particularly to the two  non-members ol the band, Mrs. Funk  and Mr. Dufl'y.  The miners are commanding general  respect in the orderly way they are  putting in their time in the "lay off."  No violence is threatened or anticipated in any quarter. Of course, itich  acts as were committed across the line  would i,ot Lo tolerated in this country  for a hion-ieiit, and wo arc satisfied that  the officers oi the unions are consolling  oid^r, sobriety and firmness in every  particular,  The Uev. Sanford is giving his Sunday morning congregations a series_ of  lectures on "historical subjects, .which  are both interesting and-.instructive.  Last Sunday morning he traced the  history of Judea, under the rule of  Persia and Greece, and showed the-  preparatory work of Alexander the  Great's.'conquests for the coming of  Christ. Tho subject for tomorrow  morning will be "The war of Macca-  baean Independence."  A miner asks our opinion as to which  party is likely to win in the present  lock-out���������a something even a- prophet  could not .'.foretel. It is a moral certainty .that no matter what prospect  holders may do, the owners of paying  mines will not leave their properties  unworked indefinitely. Some oi them  may employ unskilled labor at the  lower rate, but cautious foremen will  not take the risk. It all depends on  which party possesses the best staying  power.  Mr. Stein, baker, and partner were  out at the north fork, the other day,  doing assessment work,and they did  some of it on one of the .largest silver-  bears ever seen in tnese parts. At a  very long range the partner turned his  rifle on bruin and broke his shoulder.  On three legs, the animal made the  snow fly like fury in a vain attempt-to  get out of the way. He hid himself  behind a log where Mr. Stein saw him,  giving mm a second bullet and breaking a second leg. A third shot did the  business, as bruin gave up the ghost  and his hide too, which the hunters  brought home as a mark of their bravery in the forests.  J.f the government  Underground tunnel lG l'9'P1''1!' ������* al  property ������l't. ?r0' alK* C-xocpU'd prospects on which oie has not yet been  found, their law would not play the  havoc it is playing with operations in  the Slocan.  Poor William Brown is no more. He  was well known in the Slocan having  worked here Tor years, and held interests in several properties. He was  taken to tho hospital some days a?o  with pneumonia, and expired on Wednesday morning, lie received a.respectable burial by the Union on  Thursday, the Itcv.Cloland conducting  the services.  The miners and citizens had a football tussle the other day on the Cody  grounds. There were several bruised  limbs and considerable worked enthtis-  i.isim, and at, the close the score stood  ���������1 to 2 in favor of the citizens. It is  needless to say that the referee. Dr.  Milioy, hud a hard time of it. We understand there are some bots up on the  issue in the event of another match.  lied Paddy and his dog found on  Thursday the remains of Siiidons who  was killed in the Ajax slide some  months ago. Paddy was out on a prospecting tour, and his dog passing near  vihere the body lay. about 2,000 feet  below when the accident occurred,  completely covered in a bank of snow,  exeepting'one bmall hole,made demonstrations that attracted Paddy's attention. On going over lie saw the body,  and at once communicated with the  authorities at .Sandon. At writing it  is presumed the Masonic order will  take charge of the body ; but in the  meantime'" the man's father in the  States is being communicated with.  TIip Manitoba and North West Press  Association are lo reach Sp������cl'-������ at -1  o'clock on the 23rd. and will leav ��������� the  next day at fi,-t$ p.m. As wc said in a  previous-issue, it would pay the city  council to give them a formal reception in the shape of-a banquet the  night thev stay here. They will,  doubtless, spend the hours of daylight  in visiting our surroundings, and at  the banquet they could be fully,posted  by local people on the importance ot  our location: This information disseminated through the papers they individually represent shouki be of much  service to the place. There will De  about fifty people in the party.   Ross-  When you arc scizod with an attack of  Cramps or doubled up with Colic, you  want a remedy j-ou arc sure will give you  relief and g-ive it quickly, too.  You don't want an untried something  tbat may help you. You want Dr. Fowler's  Extract of Wild Strawberry, which every  one knows will positively cure Cramps and  _ Colic  quickly.     Just  j ������������!"���������������! or two and you'  ,. v,j&jj.    have ease.  ^^fPPv  .   Kut now a wor^ ������^  wMfe 'proof to back: up these  r '&Jiz������}������j^\lff&' assertion*, and we  i^^M^Sl������^,1:lV0 il from JIr- John  fS&fi*8^B$fJ H a w ke ��������� Cold water,  Bf^/iS&^V0 OnU, who writes:  fcMLv^QisW "Dr. Fowler's Extract  [gslsa&Sy of Wild Strawberry is  a wonderful cure for  Diarrhoea, Cramps  and pains in the stomach. I was a great  sufferer until I pave it a Irial, but now I  have perfect comfort."  ������zm  A CIJ.CK  "3 F~  THROAT ai;d m ;-Q  \  \  r  }  I  I  o  o  Q  o  oooooo  . W.JK-  ;fT,  col;  I," \i - *J'-!  Vi  The Canadian Remedy for all  U"; \j y I  41S c  -*." I  15 cents,  MA.5  Laroj Settles,  DAVIS & LAWREN'CE CO., Limited,     q  Prop's. I'crry Divls' P.ils KiPcr. O  New York Montreal     O  C  iOOOQ  Mi Hi Eyes  nerve energy and produce premature  wrinkles, because they think glasses detract  from their personal charms.  Properly fitted glasses ^positively improve  the looks of those with defective eyes. We-  put beauty in glasses as well'as behind them..  aste  G. W. GRLMMETT. OPTICIAN.  /1LT$ LOb^E,  NQ. U. D.  A. V. AND A. 31.  llesnlav Cotr>munl-  catton of Ilielo'Jjrn.  rktr-  hind and Nolaou will be .-tho only other  stopping places in.West Kootenay.  KOK OVKIt FIM'V YKAUB.  Sirs, 'winslow'ti Soothing 'Syrup' lias been  usoil bv millions ol'motliers for their clnlilrun  while "teethliiB-.- IT disturbed at, night and  broken of your rest by a Kick child, suOerinjr  and crying with pain of c-.itl.inj' teeth. Send  al once and \zal a. bottlool "Jlrs. Wlnslow's  Soothing Syrup" lor -children teething. H  will relieve the poor little Kuiterer I mined hilly. ��������� Depend upon it; mother.*,- there la no  mistake about it. lteurc-HdiarrlJcea, regulates  the stomach and bowels, cures Wind Colic,  softens the gums and reduces Inflammation,  and gives tone and energy to tho system.  "Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup" for children  teething is pleasant to the taste and Is the  prescription oi one of tho oldest and best  female physicians and nurses in the United  States. Price twenty-live cents a . bottle.  Sold by ail druggists throughout the world.  Be sure and ask lor "Mrs. Winslow'sSoothing  Syrup."  Miss'-'Marie'Johnson  announces to the  ladies ol Sandon  and surroundings that' she has opened a  dressmaking business in the Arnold block,  opposite the Sandon hotel, Her motto is, the  bestof work id the latest styles, and prices  reasonable.  FOE, SALE. V  A first-class hand laundry, with steam connection; doing $125 worth of work per week;  best located. Bath rooms in connection.  The purchaser can have tho help of an experienced laundry man for a short time.  1 Apply to Victor Kleinschmidt, Sandon, B.C.1  ������ ^WV ><r W?   JIceli> l,tThursday  iK/.uTirf������ (-fli     in o:\oli month at  W '^^^iWn.s v>- "'���������   ^'siting  -,- tLf-^&f-Mi/igH^brethren   cordially  '���������^m^te&&*WfS'$ invited.  ,*"-==~ Sec'y.  I. 0. 0. F.  Silver City Lodqe, Xo. ftfl, meets every  day evonlng.at 7.30 o'clock.in Crnwiord's hall.  'AV. J. GAUBUTT, N. G. " ..  GEO. WA1TE, V. G.  HEV. A. M. SAN FORD, ttec. Sec.  All sojourning brothers cordially Invited  to attend.  M ��������� Line 0! GROCERIES M ill 10 Sit  f[:[iiE3it<iiistEii*cEi:������i![iEsss:iitisi(ifKiEiii::ii:iifi:ifE!;s>:.cfiEi:<i=:i[ti3i]iiiiiiiiiii:iti[EtTci������i[i;ii:iiici(iifiJiitiiEii(iiiuifii;ifSfi������;iitiiii������i*f o  Table Novelties too numerous to mcntioii-.  Salted and Preserved Fish of all kinds.  Jellies, Jams and Fruits, all very dainty and  apt  >etizmg  Fine tender Rams and Breakfast Bacon.  Canned and Potted Meats for quick meals.  Fancy  Crackers, Biscuits in bulk and in  fancy cari  Come and sec us, or send us in your orders by mail,ns wc arc noted for prompt  attention unci careful consideration in forwarding goods.  ,rN4 ������  SANDON.  KASLO,  A1KSWORTH.  The undersigned has had���������ovor two years'  experience in tuning and repairing pianos  and organs, and holds several good recommendations lor work dona. Parties wishing  to have pianos tuned inny leave orders at  Chile's bookstore. ,, x ]iARROX..  OF THE GUY OF  NOTICE is herebv given that the  first sitting of tho Court of Revision  appointed by the Council of the City  of Sandon, for the purpose of hearing  all complaints,against the assessment  for the current year, will be held in  the Council chamber, City offices. Sandon, on Monday, the twenty-sixth day  of June, at 2 o'clock p. m.  , -...   FRANK 0. SEWELL,'  City Clerk.  BEFORE RETIRING-  Tonight take a Laxa-Liver-Pi.il. It  will work while you sleep without a  grip or gripe, 'curing biliousness, constipation and sick headache, and make  you feel better in the morning.  which deals with those weaknesses results from ERRORS^  OF YOUTH,   such  as  DRAINS,   NIGHT   LOSSES,  WEAK BACK,   IMPOTENCY,.;- VARICOCELE,   etc.  It explains to you fully just why ELECTRICITY cures-  and CURES PERMANENTLY.    It tells all about the-'  world-famed DR. SANDER ELECTRIC BELT forweak  men, young and old.    I am,the inventor, and with it I  cured 5,000 last year.  CONSULTATION FREE:-  at office' or if you do not live near enough to call,  sent.sealed free.  write for the above book,-  DR. R. SANDEN, 156 St. James Street, Montreal, Que.  YThen your supply .of PRINTING  has run out don't forget to give  The Mining Review a trial.  4  m;  ���������v..  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