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Array ^w.Jw  VOL 2.      NO. 45.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, IViARCH K, 1899.  FIVE CENTS.  8  Yery Promising Mining Center on  Slocan Lake.  As on tho prairies towns can only be  what their agricultural surroundings  make them, so in   mining countries  towns arc depending on  their mineral  surroundings for their growth and development.     In both instances there  are   a few   exceptions���������places   being  made commercial centres:from their  locations and railway connections, but  the rule is for the most part universal  in its application.   Silverton'as a centre is most exceptionally situated.'   It  has plenty of level area on which to  ' make a piace of many thousand popu-  j'lation, with falling creeks convenient'  for water supply. '.Nestling artistically  fi'in the foothills by the beautiful Slocan  lake with a background of lofty mountains, it is a pretty spot indeed. Should  the K..& S. and the C. P. It. branches  ,be extended from the'north, as they  fi are likely to be at no distant date, they  have eaoy access to the town from New  Denver���������roads being possible at a very  ��������� moderate cost.   Nature has done much  fcfor  the place in   these respects, and  has, judging from . operations so   far  r pushed,   been equally lavish   in   her  ^mineral deposits.  At the present time most business  .interests are   well represented, there  .being five good hotels,  two large gen-  erar stores.    W. Hunter doing,  per-  fhaps, as large a, trade as any one in  'the SlocVin. .   Matheson Bros, have a  ^bright little   paper, the Silvertonian,  Jwhich ought on account of its' worth  tto the place to be better patronized by  lithe mining men, news stands, butcher  bhops,  etc., etc' are well represented.  |The: buildings of the place, aro,' .with.  Tout few exceptions, good enough _ fpr  Iplaces of. many times thepopulation.  SSome.of the best are awaiting tenants,  [out .the developments of the coining  {summer  will   doubtless secure becu-  Ipants for many of the������i. ��������� ', ''  I/  From what is already evident on the  J^urface the place is "not  improperly  ined   Silver-town1 or   Silverton,   as  freight-or nine miaes have already ship-  iped or are ready to ship, and the next  ["year may develop from thei promising  ^prospects surrounding as many more.  In short many of the prospects, only  'equire   capital   to make them rank  Ivith many of the paying shippers of  filler portions of the Slocan.     "'���������'���������'������������������'���������  AV'e have not at hand space enough  [jo speak of the mines in detail   so we  tpitomise.   Commencing1 with the Enterprise,  the first shipper to the south  tributary, we have a  property with  Tome 5,000 feet of tunnels and raises,  ^ne of the tunnels,' with the exception  jfcf one at the Payne, being the longest  Tji the Slocan.   So far it has sent out  Nye r ������100,000 worth of ore and has a  J ery large ..-quantity on hand awaiting  fpiipment.   No stopitig: has as yet been  kpne���������the   entire   output   has   been  [aken out of the tunnels and raises. It  i a high-grade galena ore, from grange formation.  '/'The Noonday is a young property in  randon slate, Considerable development has been done on it, and has now  large quantity of ore ready to ship,  (fne mine will, no doubt, l.itor on take  .-���������high rank. >     ������������������.'  l,The Galena Farm has not been fort-  Inato so fir, but many of its difficul-  F/tfs have occurred from too long range  loeration. It is owned in England,  ind no mine can be successfully oper-  fied from that distance. It has about  |S,000 tons of concentrating ore on the  famp, and a good galena lias been  fmhd at the bottom of a 200-foot shaft,  ilany arc of the opinion that the hill,  The Comstock is like thc Enterprise  in granite formation. It has 4,000 feet  of tunnel in line working order and a  00-ton concentrator recently completed. It has shipped -1,000"tons and  as much more ready for the mill.  In addition to these mines of known  worth tliere are several prospects tributary that have enough merit to the  front to entitle them to excellent rank.  Among the number are thc L. 11., a  gold property buck of the Galena  Farm that shows ������25 to the ton ; the  Congo, a copper and gold proposition ;  the Condor group, an extension of the  Vancouver. The .Essex is an extension  of the Wakefield and arrangements are  made to bring it, to the front in the  early spring., The Fisher Maiden has  already shipped 300 ton's'' and is in  shape for extended operations at an'  early day.. This is a continuation of  the Comstock. The Alpha has shipped  1,200 tons averaging 114 oz. silver and  40 per cent lead��������� about ������90 to the ton  at present prices. ; The Surprise; near  the Alpha, has 100 tons awaiting shipment.   .' ..-      ;.-!'      -;,-;,( "p',.-  In 'addition to these there is the  usual compliment of located prospects  of which but little is known.' Some of  them ��������� will doubtless turn> but to be  among the best.        .,   ���������  All things considered if the necessary capital can be got to develop the  younger properties, the town should  have within a year or so a score or  more of steady shippers that will make  the place a hive of mining industry.  Gill Coil  Kosebery Sampler at Kelson.  A despatch from Nelson states that  G. Wi McDowell, who is about to erect  sampling worics there, approached' the  local Canadian Pacific Railway author-  ties for the grant of a portion of their  right of way, which is needed to complete the site for his plant. He was  supported in his; request by Mayor  Neelands and several prominent business men. The matter has been -referred to R. Marpole, superintendent  of tlie Pacific division of.the Canadian  Pacific Railway, ^he proposed |coh;  sideration. for the concession-is' an  agreement to ship' over: the'.' Canadian  PacificRailway'ail ores brought into  the works of the,'C. P. R;���������* It is considered probable that the concession  will be granted.  Mr.McDowell, who represents a Denver, Col., syndicate, is the gentleman  that.visited Sloaan some weeks ago,  and made such a splurge about a  sampler at Rosebery, which he was to  have erected in about, six weeks, but  which, by-the-way, fell flat when Mr.  McDowell left New Denyer." He has  picked out a site on the lake shore, just  inside the limits, of Nelson, near the  junction of the Nelson & FortSheppard  and Crow's Nest Pass railroads. Part  of the building wiUbe built on piles.  The sampling works, which,will h.iye  an outside capacity of 150 tons daily,  has been designed by C. W. McArthur,  of Denyer, Col., aud the work of construction .will vigorously pushed as  soon,as the hegotations for the site are  successfully concluded.  ^..Present the Mnyor and Aid. Crawford, Thompson, Buckley and McDon  aid.  COMMUNICATIONS.  From F. L. Christie, Barrister, re account of Dr. Powers.  From the city solicitor re payments  for hydrants.  MOTIONS.  Thompson���������McDonald���������That the  city clerk be instructed to inform Mr..  Christie that the,city does not consider itself responsible for tae account of  Dr. Powers, referred, to in his communication.���������Carried.   '  Buckley���������Crawford���������That the communication of tlie city solicitor containing the opinion of the attorney-  general re payment for hydrants be  received and fyled.���������Gairied.      .  The following accounts were recom-  comended  to.be paid by the finance  committee:��������� '���������' ',-:- ���������'���������;  Salaries.;..i....;.r;;..i..V;:..;.....A.*ji332.69  Fire Dept. maintenence...........   13.50  Paysheet...................;..........:.   63.00  S. W. & L. Co.i..;....,:..............:.    65.75  Office rent and steam.heating...   40.00  Prisoners' board ;:..,  . 10.00  H.Byers.... ........vv:..-....-.     1.95  E. F. McQueen....;���������..���������-;....-...;.;; .35  F. J. Donaldson....................... '    '.70  Postage..... ':.���������;'.::'.'..'... "'���������'.  1.50  Repairs fto Fire equipment..';      2.75  Thompson Stationery Co:.........     2.35  Mining Review... .."...���������'...........    11.25  B. C. Gazette........;......      8.25  Foliet & McMillan...:... ......:..;     8.00  Legal costs.....;    98.52  McDonald���������Bucklev���������That   the  and,  like   the   Calcary   representative,  made some of those beautiful wobblers,  which, however, invariably reached tlie  cle.iircd haven creating havoc among the  stones of one or both sides.   Miss Bamberg, skip for the singles,  with an air of  nonchalance- and   a spirit of ''might is  right" worthy of a Sampson or a Dewey,  gave tho orders as to where to make the  most effective shots,   and,   like   tlioso  worthies, took a hand in the fray herself,  which evinced a determination   to do or  die, and all for, the glory of  Uncle Sam.  At tho first end the singles  had J point  and in the eighth made 4, giving a score  of 12 to 2.   It was evident lrom the start  that the Misses   had the  game,   but if  they were* the victors it was unanimously  conceded  that  the married ladies were  the  best sweepers'.-'   A'-' rousing Jihree  cheers for each team closed  the event,  after which the bounteous refreshments  provided by the ladies was heartily partaken of by, curlers and spectators gon:  erally, calling forth another cheer for  the "'good cheer."        ���������  We are instructed to announce that the  single ladies hereby challenge the Grimmett rink, or any other in the city prer  ptred for battle, to a fcompetition for the  Bostock trophy. -,    '  ',.-' The.evening's amusement waswouhd  up by another of those ������������������scrub'! contests, skipped by the two Crawfords,  resulting in,a tie,and a final victory  by 2 points for Mr. A. ''We understand  that while the ice lasts more of these  contests may be looked for. ���������������������������    '.  MINES AJIDMSMG.  Silyerstniids nearOO and lead a(.*?4.30.  The Silver Cup made its best showing in its Inst strike���������10 inches of  grey copper ore.  On the Neepiiwn property, situated  on Ton Mile, -i lG-inch strike of Galena  ore has been niiule.  The Queen Bess made a shipment of  61* tons to the Hall Mines' smelter,  Nelson, the past week.  W. I-I. Sandiford, of New Denver,  has purchased the Lakeview- group,  four developed : claims, adjoining the  Bosun:       ,;     . : '  account of Mr. George Waite for #50 for  uniform be laid over till next meeting.  ���������Carried. --,.- i  , Crawford���������McDonald���������That the'account-S.W. & L. Co.'(S258.25) be,paid  when a proper reduction be made for  period when the light and water system-were not in working order.���������Car:  ried.   -.,:.-'. :���������.-',- ���������/:'.:''���������;: ���������  On motion of Aid. Thompson and  McDonald the Public VVorks com. was  authorized, to make an oiler pl'SlO'pef  hydrant per (month to the S.W.:������feL.  Co. for use of hydrants.���������Carried.  On motion of Aid. Crawford and McDonald the: clerk Vviis instructed to  procure a plan of the sub-divisions of  the city not to exceed$50.���������Carried.  Oh motion council adjourned.  The Eyening Star.  PERSONAL   MENTION.  SINGLES YS. DOUBLES.  An Exciting and   Novel Competition  "Curl(y)iana."  h which  the property is situated, has  i one time in its hisvory been a slide  "urn some greater height.  The Emily Edith,  in Sandon slate  lso;   has some 2,000 feet of under-  round working. It has shipped 60 tons  f good concentrating ore.     It is rewritable in that its ledge runs from  f to 70 feet   in width,   builling   the  ,'uning experts as to its creation.   It  oiv has some 6.000 tons on the dump,  id a 200-ton concentrator will be put  p soon.   From tlie width of the ledge  nder development so   far completed  "ere is a vast amount of ore in sight  waiting the operations of its mill.  The Vancouver has about 5,000 feet  "tunneling also in Sandon slate.,, It  Ifls   shipped   900 tons of very   high-  .���������ade galena   and grey copper,   often  inning $3,000 to.the car.  ;Tlie Wakefield, next in order, is one  j' the largest properties.   It has 4,000  et of underground workings and has  ipped 600 tons of ore.   The owners  e now putting in an aerial tram and  i*arge concentrator.   They have 1,000  ps ready for tho concentrator  and  ,)ir times as much more blocked put.  Mr. and Mrs. Rose have gone to take  up their residence at Bosun landing,  where Mr. Rose will work.  '':''..  G. F. Copr-l-ind, of Kaslo, was in the  city this week.  Mr. A. F. Wood, of the Last Chance  mine, returned Monday from a visit to  the south, and has since been quite ill.  R..F. Green, M.P.P., was in the city  Friday night last' on his way back  from Victoria. Mrs. Green and the  little Greens, including the doll, came  over on- tho K. & S. Saturd.iy to meet  him here.  Mr. Ilickey has returned ��������� from a  long tour in different sections of the  country on -mining business. He'will'  now doubtless get down to work on the  company's big property here.  Those citizens not on to the affair  wondered what was about to happen the  town, Wednesday evening, on seeing so  many wending their way towards the  curling rink, and especially as there was  a generous sprinkling PI the fair sex  laden with baskets, .boxes, eto. The  secret out, the rink soon became quite  filled. Shortly after'arrival the next in  order was the appointing of skips and  choosing of rinks, which were as lollows,  and which gives the cue to all the commotion :  ���������   MBSUAMES. 'MISSES.  Mrs. Wilson "��������� ���������        Miss Clifie  '���������������������������*   A. Crawford "  ���������;���������"��������� Pitts "'"-. ..;   ���������''  ", I.CrawfordjSkip   "  The novices eager for  Five  miles  from   Slocan City,   up  Springer creek, is situated the Evening  Star mine, one of the most promising  mining' propositions  in   the  Slocan.  This property is equiped With a complete,hoisting  plant, 'steam' pumps,  machine drills and everything that as  necessarry. for tlie proper developing of  amine.   At present the main working  shaft'is down 160 feet and sinking- is  in progress night-end day.   A station  was'cut'and"a dritt driven on the ledge  a distance1; of 50 feet^at  the   100-foot  level; /Iho vein: averages' two feet in  'width and,varies   butlittle; in   width  from''',; the surface to the bottom of ,the^  shaft. ���������' Fifteen men are at present employed at the mine and more will be  added as room is made for them.    The  character of the qiiartz is a dry sulphide ore carrying high values in both  gold and silver, averaging 260 ounces  in silver aiid ������30 in gold per ton.'   The  vein is a true fissure in a granite form-  atson,   the  strike   being  north   and  south with a dip of 60 degrees, to the  east.   This property is a stocked proposition and the stock is mostly held by  Eastern Canadians, and. listed ou the  Toronto exchange.���������Silvertoaian.  The Mines.  . Gold 750 fine is worth $15.50 per  ounce; 300 fine, $16.53 per ounce; 850,  $17.57; S75, $18.08; 900, $18,60; .920,  $19.01; 930,-������19.22; 940, SU9 43; 950,  $19.63. The San Francisco mint charge  for recoinage is $1 per 1000 ounces.  . FAINT AND DIZZY SPELLS  Are exceedingly dangerous. Better  take a few boxes of Milburn's Heart  and Nerve Pills and cure them before  they become too serious. Mrs. Geo.  Nash, 183 Colborne St., London, Ont.,  says she, had frequent attacks of diz-,  ziness, but these pills cured her completely,'   50c. a box.  Rawlirigs  Crawford!  Bombei'g, skip,  the fray wasted  no time on preliminaries, and then commenced  the most unique  and exciting,  to say nothing of the science displayed,  game of curling ever played in Sandon.  The skips marshalled   their respective  forces as if they had been old hands at  the business, and in true curling style, if  not accent, gave their instructions "in  turn," "swoop-'or up," etc.   Enthusiasm  ran high among the spectators, some of  the "epachers"  finding  uncomfortable  seats on the ice in their excitoment, but  the Indies went  right on with   the work  at  hand indifferent   to the   advice   or  cheers (pro and aon) ol the byestanders,  each team confident of victory.    Mrs.  Wilson and Miss Olirfe, as leads,' made  some good deliveries and, kept the fur  flying (metaphorioally)on the hog.   Mrs.  A. Crawford, who professed not to be in  curling trim, which, no doubt, accounted  for the low score  made by her side,ably  followed  up   the former .players, while  her opponent,   Miss Rawlings, endeavored to keep up the reputation of the  Calgary crack curlers by putting in some  good wobblers.   Mrs. Pitts in a very decided way showed she was not going to  let her skip make   all  the scienotific  shots much less her opponents.    On the  other side, by the gleam of her eye, let  the those engaged see sho had blood up  as well as muscle and  made some running shots that gave the Aid. tho idea of  forming a family rink for next season.  Mrs.   Isaac Crawford,   as  skip,   firmly  placed herself in the center of battle,  There is but little new in a mining  way the past few weeks. The Payne  and Last Chance are sending out about  400 tons of ore weekly and the smaller  properties odd shipments. The publication of the Payne's statement has  created an active interest in the east  for Slocan properties, which is drawing forth much correspondence. We  are quite convinced that when the  Last Chance Company publish their  next statement, and the Ruth, Star and  the Minnesota Silver Co. get operatini*  their trams and concentrators an exceptionally bright outlook for the Slocan will.arise in the east, creating  keen demand for silver-lead properties. ���������   .    '  A new company, it is supposed, will  again open up the Galena Farm, which,  at the present time has a large showing  of low-grade ore.  r A new smelter" for Boundary creek,  to be known as the Granby Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co., formed by  Grandy (Que:)?citizens.  : A.miner downSfrom the Noble Five  reports another large .strike on that  property, but there is no official announcement as yet. There is no doubt  but that this property will yet take a  yery high rank as a shipper. ,  H.-E.T. Haultain, M.E., the general  manager of the Yellowstone mine, was '  in Ymir last week.; He says they have  18 men at work. It is an excellent  prospect and everything is going on  satisfactorily. The; Yellowstone is  being engineered by private capital.  The Dundee mill, Ymir, has resumed  work after having been temporarily  shut down in consequence of the phenomenal cold snap, which froze up all  the pipes. Wagon loads of concentrates, averaging between $50 and $60  per ton, are coming down continually  and are being shipped to the Northport  smelter. The first-class ore from the  richer chutes from which the smelter  returns averaged 555 per ton, will be  shipped without concentration.  ��������� A very important'strike was made  on the. Vulture, just above Codv, on  Tuesday. One foot ef clean galena,  and a second of concentrating ore have  been encountered at a very moderate  depth. The property is owned by the  Investment & Mining Trust of Canada,  with J. H. Lantz as manager. A short  time,, ago ���������M. L. Grimmett was the  owner of an eighth interest, and he ���������  now regrets that he did not hang7on to  the embruyo bonanza;', .but we can't  always foretell the future.  The Lakeview claim, lying on the  lake shore between Silverton and the  mine, has been purchased for the  Northwest Mining Svndica'te, by their  agent/\V.-H. Sandiford." A good cash  price was realized by the owners,  Messrs. Benedum, Kyte and Thomas,  of Silverton, but the figure was not  made public. Considerable work has  been done on the properly. The purchase of this claim by the Northwest  Mining Syndicate, brings their Bosun  group almost into Silverton townsite.  Sandon Ore Shipments,  The following is a list of ore shipments over the K. <& S. from Sandon  for the week ending March 10:  ���������Steve" Bailey's Latest Venture.  . S. S. Bailoy, who sold a half interest  in the Payne mine two years ago  for  ������75,000,   and which  has  since paid a  million dollars in dividends, is making  a venture in steamboating.   The machinery  for "The Bailey," which is to  be  thc   name  of "Steve's" boat   and  which will be built'at Bennett City,  was  shipped north   on .Saturday, last  Mr. Bailey went along and will  have  theste-imer put together just as soon  asthoice breaks.   He took  with him  17 men, including 11 carpenters and 5  men-for the crew of the steamer.   Captain J. B. Sanborn, who  operated  on  Stikine river last summer for the Canadian Pacific,   and whs is known  in  East .Kootenay,  will be master of the  vessel.   She will run between Bennet  City and   Atlin City   where   it joins  Lake Bennett.    As there  will be   no  other boat   on   the   Atlin   route Mr.  Bailey expects to find a large business.  ''The Bailey" will cost,  when finished  at Lake Bennett, S30.G00.   She will be  110 feet long, 22 feet beam and 4} feet  hold.   Light she will draw 16 inches of  water, and loaded 3} feet.   Her cylinders are 10x4S inches.   She will carry  lOOtons of freight and have accommodation for 200 passengers.  MINE.  Payne...........  Last Chance,.  Ivanhoe.   Total   TONS.  .......150  .....120   20   290  The following are tho ore shipments  via the C: P. R. for the week ending  March 10:  MINE.  Payne..  TONS.   120  Total.  .120  Whitewater Ore Shipments:  The following is a statement of ore  shipped from this station for the week  ending March 10 :  Mine.  Tons.  Whitewater.....................  S8  Jackson  3u  Total. ..118  Three Forks Ore Shipments.  The ore shipments from Three Forks  for the week ending March 10 were;  Mine.                                          Tons.  Queen Bess  61J  Total.  ,.61J 1 il'S HE.  Addie felt something affect her more  keenly than the thunder storm. If it  should ever transpire that Mis3 Eg-  eirton's family were not as sho had  represented thein, she would be ruined, liven her mother -would despise  her, and how could she live without  her mother's regard 'i It was tho same  old story of the transgressor's way.  Addie had forgotten her scheme and  thought only of thalt false story sho  had told to her nearest and dearest  kin. If she acknowledged it sho  would have to explain tier motive, and  that must never bo known. Then there  was nothing for her but tho.fruit of  her  folly.       .. ��������� '--'   .'  When the rain was over and the  wind had shaken the water from among the leaves, they made to go back  to the shore where they had left tho  boat. While going through a thicket  of cedars, Miss Egerton made a short  low scream, and tumbled among the  bushes. Mr. Booth lifted her, up���������oh,  so tenderly; and seeing- that- she had  faintod, called Jack to his assistance,  and carried her out to the shore. As  they could; not find a dry place to lay  her, Jack took off his coat and, spread  it out on th������ slanting side oif a knoll.  Mr. Booth placed" her on it and seated  himself on tho ground to support her  head. He assisted Addie to rub her  hands and face while Jack procured a  little fresh water from the bay. Miss  Egerton soon revived and sat up. ���������' '1  must have sprained orbrokeh my foot,"  she said. " It was so painful, and it  is yet. Such a stupid thing for me  to do���������and to think that I have spoiled  all your pleasure, too."  " It will be a pleasure for us to attend to you,' said 'Addie, " and we'll  boo if these gentlemen can win their  spurs. Surely some of us will bo able  to say whether it is sprained or broken."   ;  She waa removing the shoe and stocking as she spoke and when the-little  white foot was revealed, Mr. Booth  gently applied his fingers to find the  injury. Jack examined it also, and  both of them pronounced it aisprain.  After it was tightly bandaged with  their torn handkerchiefs, Addie .replaced the stocking and put tho shoe  into the basket. ��������� .Then the boat was  turned and Miss Egerton was carried  over and seated comfortably in the  stern, .but sho would not permit tho  gentlemen's coats to bo used for her  comfort as the air had. grown much  cooler since the storm1. Mr. Booth -was  all anxiety for her comfort, and in order to attend to it he, took the seat  next to her's. She was the most cheerful of the group as they pulled, out on  tho silent water,, and aroused a discussion on the theory of evolution. Jack  took one view, his uncle another, and  a heated argument was the result. Mr.  Booth -with his Darwinian views was  getting the worst of it, decidedly, for  Jack, though slow and awkward, in  . his way, was not: stupid in tho matter  of argument. Addie saw this and feared that her uncle would be vexed for  she knew that ho was no churchman  and thought thalt ho might entertain  these views in sincerity..  "Now, uncfe Arthur," she said, "do  notice the sunset. Look at it now, and  you cain conclude your argment after. And, Miss Egerton, I do believe  you have so far forgotten yourself over  this horrible theory ais hot to see the  splendour that is around you. See  those brilliant colors���������how beautifully  they are blended���������and the rippling  path  on  the water."  "Oh, it is beautiful���������delightful!"  said Miss Egerton. ./'The-water is always beautiful after a storm. I suppose it is a natural effect, the fearful  and ugly elements always tend to make  their opposites more beautiful."  " Do you believe that ?" asked Mr.  Booth   in   a low   tone.  "Yes, Mr. Booth," she answered,  " Can you not see it here,���������the effect  of the storm upon the water. It was  just as calm when we came out this  afternoon, but we did not think it so  beautiful as it is now.!  .  "But it is the; sunset that lends the  charm,'* he said. .���������������������������.'.  "Partly, only," she maintained. " I  have seen the sunset on the water in  the evening of a quiet day, and it  lacked the freshness aud sweetness we  enjoy just now. And in the same way  I feel our faith more sweet and beautiful when J have heard the doctrine  of evolution."  "So you think you will become a  convert ?" with apparent anxiety.  " Most certainly not," she returned,  laughing heartily.  Addie felt her heart sink again. Miss  Egerton was . evidently enjoying tho  outing despite her accident, and this  fact would be gratifying to Mr. Booth  for it was quite apparent that her  pleasure was his only object in undertaking   this   excursion.  As they came into tho harbour they  were met by one of the large C.P.R.  steamers which ply between Owen  Sound and Fort William and left  the affect of her swell. On .-landing  at the boat house Mr. Booth dispatched  one of. tho idlers in all haste to bring  a cab in which to convey Miss Egerton home. They all accompanied her.  Mr. and Mrs, Mordie were sitting in  their pretty parlor when Addie rang,  and run in to announce what was coming. Mrs. Mordie was quite distressed  and Mr. Mordie, set about getting tho  doctor at once. Dr. B��������� happened to  be attending a patient in the immediate vicinity so it required only a  moment or two to bring him in.  "it is a sprain," he said, seriously,  after examining it, " and a sprain like  this is a more serious thing than you  think. You will not be able to uso the  foot for several days at least. It is  badly swollen just now, and I can do  very little for it, but I shall call in  the morning, and bandage it for you  properly."  Of course Mrs. Mordie's plans had all  to be revised on account of this, but  it was not on hor own acoount that  she regretted it for she know that  her guest would bo left more to herself.   lAddie,   alao,   felt   ao   regret,   al ���������  though ' Mr.  Booth and Jack spoke of  ifc all tho way home.  In tho morning, Mr. Booth came  down stairs early, saying that it was  too warm for him' to stay in his room.  He took Addio's book again and went  out  into   the  air.  " He is into that book again," said  Addio to herself. " He will think of  Lady Xynemouth's disreputable husband and son, and then of her guileless and beautiful daughter. Then his  heart will go out in sympathy to Miss  Egorton, as he flunks of her in tho  Lady Albani's circumstances. Oh, why  did I tell that horrible lio ? Mother I  Mother 1 Why did you not check me f  Why did you no! toll mo it 'was spiteful to say such things, oven if they  were  true f  Sho was sobbing to herself and she  ran away back to her room to hide  tho tears. Hor plans and hopes of a  residence in Toronto were all forgotten���������every prospect of pleasure had  vanished. She felt herself a hatolui  creature that deserved nothing but tho  contempt and scorn of everyone. Sho  was sure that her,uncle would find out  her.falsehood and despise her, but hoped that hor mother would never know,  and never bo different from the affectionate, comforter that; she always  was.. '.,   '���������"  "He will think me like Mr. Loftus,  tho most despicable creature in the  story,���������and so I ami And Miss Egerton, like Miss Beaufort; the most  charming. Certainly he will love her,  and  it  is  right,   tool"  The thought that ail might yet bo  well, soothed her a little and she bathed her face in cool water. The breakfast bell rang, and she did. not know  whether to venture down stairs or not;  but finally, she conoluded to do so as  she sat with her back to the;window/  and quite likely nobody would notice  her face. Jack had a parliamentary  debate under discussion in which;they  all took part, so the breakfast hour  passed without any personal remarks.  , "Are you ready for a walk up the  hill Addie?' asked Mr. Booth as they  arose from the table;''  ''Yes.   But  it   is    rather  early,''   1  think."  "Not  for    penitent  ones     to-make  amends   for   wrongdoing."  '.'But I do  not  think we  have need  to  make   amends   for   Miss  Egerton's  accident  under  che circumstances."  .."Well, I am responsible for the circumstances." '".-''..  "So you think you must needs be her  humble servant?" . . -..'���������'���������-���������'  "1 shall be most happy.";  "I knew it was not all penitence that  made you so anxious to make amends,  Uncle Arthur," she said with-'a. laugh  in which they all joined heartily.  They called at Mordie's, but as Miss  .Egerton was confined to her room  they1 could not see her. The doctor  had not called as yet, so Mrs. Mordie  could not say how Miss Egerton was,  except that' she was quite easy. As  they turned, to retrace their steps they  saw a troop 'of women and children  with pails and- tin,cans, hurrying away  towards the rocks;   .  "Let us go with the berry-pickers,  Uncle Arthur, and have a ramble  among the -rocks!" exclaimed Addie,  clapping her hands.  "Hurrah! Hurrah I", he exclaimed,  also feeling the exhilarating effect of  the west wind.        -,'"������������������ ,.  They were soon hastening along,  more like school-children than tho  sedate individuals that they were. Going up Tottens rock there was much to  athnire, and both of them regretted  the absence of thoir sketching material. They rambled about for some  time, eating berries and picking flowers, but as the effect of the sun be-,  came general, they decided to return.  And so the days passed. Mr. Booth  found the excursions and rambles and  drives and parties, very pleasant, also  the society of his sister aud her family. He called at Mordie's every day,  aud sometimes had more time to stay  than the formal call would require.  Before he wont away he and Miss Egerton -had a long drive out through  the' country.; He Was ominously silent about the afternoon's outing, and  Addie   trembled.  ' ���������   '-     *   .      ��������� * *.���������','.  More than a year elapsed before Mr.  Booth saw or heard anything of bis  charming acquaintance. He had niade  inquiry about the family of several of  bus Kingston friends, but was unable  to learn anything ; and the Russel's  neser alluded to l.hexu in their correspondence, it was early one dull  October morning that he was aroused  from sleep by the sound of subdued  voices ancrof hurrying footsteps, passing to and fro. He sat up for a while  aud listened, then rang, but received  no response. Being anxious to know  the reason for such ah unusual occurrence, he dressed and went out. lie  opened the door just intime to see a  coffin being carried past, and from  that he knew that someone had died.  He saw thc pastor .standing at tlrj  head of the stair and went forward to  learn from him the particulars of thc.  sad occurrence. Ho was informed that  one of the guests wlni had come'to the  house during the previous' day, accompanied by his daughter had taken  ill during tliu evening, though not  seriously; but the young lady, being  alone with him, had felt so anxious as  to keep watch. Towards, morning she  thought he took a serious turn, and  had a doctor summoned. But it was  of no use, and tho man died suddenly  and all the doctor could do was to say  thai he died of apoplexy.     >  "The poor lady wlli oe in o-reat distress," said Mr. Booth, sympathetically. "Where is her home, and who  is she ? Doos she seem to have any  friends in  the city "  "No," he answered sadly. She sent  telegrams to her brothers in New  Brunswick, and to someone in Kings-,  ton, (hat is all. 1 think her home is  in Kingston."  "What is her name?"  "I do not remember, but it is in the  register."  Mr. Booth did not take time to have  the register consulted. He saw the  proprietor standing near, and on asking him he was answered shortly,  "Egerton.",'  "If I am not mistaken she is an ac  quaintance cf mine, and I should very  much like to see her," he persisted.  "In a moment," ho answered with  more composure. My wife is with  hor just now, and I shaU tell her to  inform Miss Egerton that you are  here."  Presently Mrs. J  came out saying that Miss Egerton would like to  see Mr. Booth, and showed him into a  little sitting room. Miss Egerton's  slender figure was clad in a graceful  gown of deep blue material, and she  stood before a large arm-chair with  her back toward the door. Sho did  not seem to notice Mr. Booth's entrance. He advanced softly, and laying his hand on her shoulder, looked  eagerly into her face. She was ghastly white, but there waa ��������� no mark of  tears or emotion. Her white lips  ixirted when she looked up, but no  word escaped-them, as she held out her  hand to him. He took it in both of  his, and said,���������       '������������������';-  "My dear friend, I feel for you most  sincerely in.this.terrible trial, that lias  come to you, 'and I pray that God will  help, you and sustain you in it.",,  '���������'.; His voice became thick while, he  spoke and his eyes filled With tears.  She snatched away her hand, and  covering up her face fell down before  the arm-chair, and burst into a torrent of tears. , Ho stood beside her  silently, knowing the relief that tears  are.Ln such cases. ; A m-nssenger came  with a. telegram andl in a few moments  returned with - "another. They were  for Miss Egerton; and he held them  until she arose. When she looked at  them she laid them on the table and  began to sob convulsively.  "Oh, let me bo alone, Mr. Booth,"  she sobbed.  - "You must not be alone just yet," he  said, V- - "Shall I send Mrs. J^��������� to you  again?". .;'."-. '. ''������������������-.  "No,  no,.just let me be alone:"  He came close to her and took her  hand.".' ',        ' .>-  ' "Did not tho telegrams bring favorable news?" jheaskedt  "No," sho " answered, "Bob's- physician sends this to say that he is-at the  point of death with fever, and Herbert says he cannot come on account  of the serious illness of his children. I  must bear, this , all alone, and ,in a  strange. place��������� and if I were at home,  there is nobody there now."-,  "Can I not help you, Miss Egerton,"  he pleaded, "Is there no friend you  -would like me to bring ? Shall I send  for Mrs. Mordie ?"  "Yes, let Mrs. Mordie know. She  cannot come though, for she is ill  too, and I have no friends in the city,  here." '��������� -'.,,,'  "Miss Egerton," he said, "I will do  anything for you. I will go to Kingston with you if you will permit me,  and stay until after the funeral."  ��������� "I will be very thankful if you will,  Mr.-Booth, for I am afraid to go alone.  My uncle and aunt are there, but they  are very old, and ''will'be put about on  account of: this; and I have no other  friends in the country except my brothers.". ... .-.''. :._:.  .,:���������_  She made no reference to her unfortunate brothers, nor to any of the trou-  bels he thought she had. She had  much to say about her father���������his  whims and fancies and his business,  bat nothing of the deep misfortune of  his life/nor of her own sacrifice.  They were not prepared to start with  the first train, so it was dark when  they reached Kingston. They were  metbyth; undertaker's rig and a cab.  Anna Grey, a servant of the Egerton  household also came to meet her young  mistress. Miss Egerton .was pleased'to  find her there, and oh the way home  told her all tho details of the sad occurrence, of which Anna, in her.simplicity, declared that she had a presentiment.  The days Mr. Booth spent in Kingston . were long and tedious to him.  He called on all his", acquaintances and  visited every nook and corner of the  city, yet the time dragged on slowly.  He Would glance over the papers and  have done with them in a few moments.  Nothing he read seemed to interest  him, nor anything he saw, nor anyone  he met, A change had come over  him eand his friends wondered why  this death should affect himl so. Miss  Egerton was fairly besieged with  sympathizing friends and he could not  have a moment t ospeak to her. She  was becoming worn and haggard  looking and this was cause for anxiety  Id him. H'e found out, though, that  she had no disgraceful relatives such  as he understood her to ;have, and that  relieved his mind greatly. Her  brothers were both, clergymen of the  episcopal church, and in high standing,  and some of her Old Country relatives  were prominently associated with both  church and state, so he; no longer hnd  any apprehensions about her pedigree.  Nearly everyone of note in h;r nativri  city came to mourn with her, and  everyone he spoke to referred to her  in Iho highest terms, and regretted her  father's death chiefly on account, of  her devotion  to him.  As business required Mr. Booth's  presence in his office he.was obliged to  return to Toronto as soon as possible  after the. funeral. Miss Egerton had  expressed a desire for him to remain  un.il Uk* following day, which be promised to do in the expectation that ho  would find an opportunity of expressing to her the hope and anxiety of  his life. A young married couple ;from  ihe country were staying in the house  that, night also, who.were going to  carry thsir desolate young friend away  with them for n fortnight's rest and  quite. Thay seemed to feel themselves  in lhe way, when Mr. 'Booth wasabout,  and after tea, excused themselves' saying that they wished to .attend a meeting at one of the 'churches a short distance away. Mr. Booth fell as of a  millstone had been lifter off shim'when  he saw them preparing to go out, ljut  no sooner did. ha find himself alone in  that big sad house Hum he felt it  fall on him again with increased  weight. Miss Egerton returned to the  sill.ihg������-rooin and sat down, but as if  suddenly thinking of something, she  rose, and went: out again. Mr. Booth  feeling (hat his Lime wan short, arose  and followed; her. She hesitated and  attempted to explain, but hei abruptly  asked her to come into .he drawing-  room    and    suggested    the>    a   little  music might  dispel the gloom of her  feelings.,  "No, no," she said, "I cannot sing  just now, aud I da not care to play. If  your niece were here itiwould be pleasant."  "Come to tho drawing-room anyway,"  ho -said, "I have something I would  like to say to you."  She assented, and they entered the  drawing-room with their hands clasped. He caused hor to be seated on a  sofa near the piano, and seating himself beside her he said:-���������  "Miss Egerton, what 1" have to say  is something I have been anxious to  say to you from the moment I first  saw you. I let opportunities pass  when I might have spoken, but fear  of discouragement prevented me, for  I felt that life would be tolerable only  ifi.-I could hopte for what I most desired. But iwhon I allowed distance, to  come between us, my fooling! soon forced mo to a decision, andT resolved that  if ever I could meet'you again no circumstances would prevent me letting  you know the place you' occupy in my  heart. I love you Miss Egerton���������  Emma, if you will forgive the liberty  ������������������love you passionately! and have  been unable to banish you from my  thoughts for 'a moment' since that  happy evening when I met; you at Mrs.  Mordie's. X regret extremely the  circumstances that givo me.this opportunity 'of speaking' to you, and I  know that you are filled'with sorrow  and anxiety; but if my love and sympathy can be of any;service to you, I  intreat you that they may not be despised."-; -.'.������������������ -V ..' .;-  He was on his knees; beside her how,  but neither word nor sound escaped her  lips. She could not conceal the expression of her face for he held her  hands so tightly, and his steady, imploring gaze almost robbed hiei" o������ the  little strength sho had left.  "What, shall I do?" ho asked in the.  same entreating voice.' "I, am: at your  service and will do anything you say."  "Oh, do not go away!" she exclaimed.  "Do hot leayeme'forl cannot do without you. I love you too! I cannot let  you go away again." '  The; tears were flowing freely, but  he took her in his arms and as she  sobbed upon his breast she felt a relief  from her desolation; and a feeling of  the most ardent'"human love���������something akin to the Divine���������soothed her  and imparted a feeling of rest and comfort such as can only be known to those  who have come out of the most severe  trials. ��������� ..'.,. "���������:.   ',.  ���������'.' .  J. MILNE CROOKS.  HIS SMOKING HABITS.  Further InFuruiatlou From lhe Old Cli-cus  .Man About the Greatest ol'All ������'lanls.  "You say he mustl have smoked big  cigars?" said 'the old- circus man,talking about the greatest of all.giants.  ���������'Why"''his cigars were as big as that  part of an brdiriary hitching-' post that  is seen above ground; a,box to hold  fifty was about the size of the; case of  a square piano. Fortunately, however,  he was- not much of a smoker; he didn't  smoke more than two or three cigars a  day, and he wasn't" overparticular, not  overly so, about the quality of his cigar's; all of which was very fortunate  tor us. Even as it wus it cost us something   to keep him supplied.  "When he first joined the show lie  smoked a pipe always. He used a  lager beer keg for a pipe bowl, boring  a hold in the side lower down than the  bunghole was and puttinir the' pipe  stem in that lower hole near the lower  head of the keg, or the bottom of tho  pipe bowl, the other head, of course,  being taken out. But after a while  he got tired of the pipe and took to  cigars and he never took up the pipe  again; ������������������    ,   .  "It was worth seeing to see the  giant smoking his pipe; but to see him  walking along the street smoking one  of those big cogars just: used to carry  the people right off   their, feet."   .  WHAT! LONDON DRINKS YEARLY.  Some curious particulars are given  in the Home Magazine concerning, what  London drinks every year. No less  than 275,000,000 gallons of water find  their way annually down the throats  of Londoners. But -Londoners don't  drink water only. The beer, consumed  amounts to l*jO,000,(!0i) gallons every  year, equal to .a distribution of almost  a pint to every man, woman und child  in the world. Of neat spirits London  demands about 4,400,00!) gallons a year.  Our tea drinkers are an army of millions, and call for twenty-five million  pounds of tea,which, when reduced to  liquid consistency,, mief.ins siomeithing  like 1,250,()00,(',0U pint*-., or nearly a pint  for every inhabitant of the world. Our  teapot, if properly shaped, would comfortably take in the whole of St. Paul's  Cathedral, for it contains over 928,-  000 cubic yards. Of aerated waters  Loudon drinks 50,000,000 gallons every  year..  ' TRAINING OTTERS.  Chinese and Indian fishermen have  an ingenious way of training the otter:  They catch the small cub and put a  collar round its throat. Tho little  creature, finding itself unable for,  days together to swallow anything it  catches, gives up trying to do so, and  faithfully brings to the bank all the  fish it captures.  TIGERS WASH LIKE CATS.  Cats make the most careful toilet of  any class of animals. The lion and  the tiger, wash themselves in exactly  the same manner as the cat, wetting  the dark,' india-rubber-like ball of  the forefoot and. inner toe, and pass^  ing it over the face and behind the  i-ars. The foot is thus at the same  time b face sponge and brush, and the  rough tongue combs the rest of the  body.  BOUND TO BULB THE SEA.  ADDITIONS BEING MADE TO ������REAT  BRITAIN'S NAVY.  Formldnbln    Italtlcithlps  un<i   Crntsers  t  Augment   the Flcett���������Sabittni-lue  Vrnlt  Also to he Built.  It is interesting to note what un-i  usual activity is displayed just nowi  in the English shipyards, says a Lon-<  don dispatch. '  No less than 10 battleships of tha  first class and 28 oruisers of various  types will soon be put in full commis-i  sion. A list of them, with their sizes  in tons of displaceemnt and the yards  in which they are building, is as fol-i  lows:  Battleships, 16, completing���������Canopus,  12,900 tons, Portsmouth; Goliath, 12,l'()0  tons, Chatham; Ocean, 12,900 tons, Devonport ; Albion, 12,900 tons, Thames  Ironworks; Formidable, 14,700 tons,  Portsmouth; Irresistible, 14,700 tons,  Chatham.  Building or projected ��������� Glory, 12,000  tons, Laird's, Birkenhead ; Vengeance,  12,900 tons, Vickers', Barrow; Implacable, 14,700 tons, Dovonport; London, 1 ),-  700 tons, Portsmouth, Bulwark, 14,700.  tons, Devonport; Venerable, 14,700 tons,  Chatham; A. 14,000 tons, Thames ironworks; B, 14,000 tons, Thames lron-t  works, C, 14,000 tons, Laird's, Birkenhead ; D, 14,000 tons, Palmer's Parrow.  .Cruisers, first-class, 17, completing���������  Andromeda, 11,000, tons, Pembroke;  Ariadne, 11,000 tons, Clydebank Co.;  Argonaut, 11,000 tons, Fairfield, Glasgow ; Amphilrite, 11,000 tons, Vickers',  Barrow; Spartiate, 11,000 tons, Pembroke.  Building or projected���������Aboukir, 12,- (  COO tons, Fairfield, Glasgow; Cressy, 12,-  COO tons, Fairfield, Glasgow; Hogue, 12,-  000 tons, Vickers', Barrow ; Sutlej, 12,-  000 tons, Clydebank Co.; Euryalus, 21,-  000 tons, Vickers', Barrow; Bacchante,  12,000 tons, Clydebank Co.; A, 14,100  tons, Pembroke; B, 11,100 tons, Vickers , Barrow; C, 14,100 lous, Clydebank  Co.; D, 14,100 tons, Fair-field, Glasgow;  E, design not completed; F, design not  completed.  Cruisers, second-class, 4, completing  ���������Gladiator, 5,751) tons, Portsmouth;  Hyacinth, 5,GO0 tons, London and Glasgow Co.; Hermes, 5,000, Fairfield,  Glasgow; nighflyer, u.GOU tons, Fairfield,  Glasgow.  Cruisers, third-class, 7, completing���������  Psyche, 2,135 tons, Devonport ; Pemono,  2,lt-5 tons, Shoerness; Promethous, 2,135  tons, Earlo's, Hull; Peri������eus, 2,1*15 tons,  Barle's, Hull; Pyranius, 2,135 tons,  Palmer's, Jarrow.  Building or projected ���������Pandora, 2,-  200 tons, Portsmouth; Pioneer, 2,200  tons,  Chatham.  SUBMARINE CRAFT.  But yet a stronger prooL of England's steadiness of policy in maintaining her naval supremacy lies in tho  move which she has made to meet the  French advance in the construction of  submarine torpedo craft.  The British Admiral'ty has not been  asleep. It has known all the time just  what progress the Frenchman was  making in submarine navigation.  The English naval experts are slow,  but exceedingly thorough. They have  considered that these subrnersive boats  must come to the surface frequently to  enable the navigating officer to see  where, he is going, and that at best  they havo a speed of but eight knots  an hour, and can operate within a very  small radius. To cope with these hidden terrors, tho English are building  torpedo boats to go 35 knots, or about  40 land miles per hour���������as fast as an  express train. They are to be well  armed, and able to play at will with  any submarine craft���������to destroy it like  a terrier would a blind rat. Two  of these fast boats have just been ordered  ON THE TURBINE PL^N.  They aro to be built on the  turbine principle, as developed in  the wondciful Turbinia, the swift-travelling vo.hsel which was the sensation  of the Diamond Jubilee naval review  at Spithead. This vessel was not perfect, from a naval standpoint, but the  inventor, the Hon. Charles A. Parsons,  has made such changes and improvements as to satisfy the British Admiralty of the value,of the innovation. ���������'',. ."���������'���������-���������,  The principle embodied in the Turbinia has been considerably modified,  so as to increase ihe manoeuvering  qualities of tho "destroyers." Each  vessel will have six turbines and four  propellor shafts, and steam will bo adit ted into them. They will exceed iii  speed anything afloat.  SOLDIERS AND-FEATHERS.     .  The effort to persuade Women to  cease adorning their hats with birds  or their plumage has not been very  successful ; for feminine vanity haa  demanded this slaughter of the innocents. Englishmen have on this occasion proved themselves more humane  than the women uf the land. Sir John  Lubbock has secured the abolition of  the use of osprey rjluines in the British  army. He pointed out that these plumes  were stripped from the birds in their  breeding season, involving their death  and the destruction of. their young by  starvation.' On learning this the military authorities decreed that officers  should no longer aid in this wanton destruction by wearing osprey p'umes in  their  helmets. .  1  m  vv  *' i j,  ������������������."il  i il  m  SSI  tf  "4-/1  I '  ������ 1  m  )*���������$  |j  m  II  '-'.������������������'���������a  '���������  J/9  .1  i'.'B  m  ��������� ii  ���������/ *  n  m  m  in  U  in  M  - M  if ������I  Ml  ,'<  i ���������  Hi  ) 'J  Be calm in arguing, for fierceness  makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.���������Herbert. BATTLE BETWEEN ANTS.  lOnc Army Inraileia Schoolroom to Attack  Another Lodged In thc Wall-,.  IA missionary who is in charge of the  Catholic school at Mpala, on Lake Tanganyika, tells of an extraordinary battle between ants in his schoolroom,  which the pupils and their teacher  wore compelled to abandon in haste  when the invading foe appeared on the  scene. The deserted room became the  theatre of a hotly contested battle between the ants that had their homes  in tho cracks of the stone walls and  - unoi hor species which .advanced to the  fight from the fields. "The thousands  of ants living in, tho walls are known  to tho natives as Masumbolo. They  aro very large and black, andl as it is  almost impo.-.siblo to geti rid of them,  aud they have the excellent quality of  lotting human beings alone, little attention is paid to them. The invading ants were not, more than a third  us large as the other species. They  aro called Siaiou and are nomads and  thieves by nature. When they discovered the home of the peaceful  biack insects they felt certain that a  rich booty of larvae awaited them and  lost no time in advancing to the attack.  Their squadrons moved forward in  close files. They clambered up the  door steps and into the room, moving  1 very rapidly and began; the fiercest of  an attack upon the enemy, whom they  surprised at home engaged in thoir  peaceful occupations. Though the Masumbolo are so much larger than their  fierce little enemies, they could not  stand against these formidable aggressors, who are most effectively armed  with the sharpest and hotteBt of pinc-  cors. So the attacked insects made  scarcely any resistance, but gathered  up as much of their, ��������� larvae as they  could carry and fled at the' top of  their speed. Thoy fairly carpeted' tho  floor as they moved toward the doors,  while their conquerors lost no time  .in further attack upon the unresisting f ugitives,-- but began to .pillage the  city that had been so suddenly abandoned.  _A few minutes later, however, the  Siafou paid very dearly for the raid  they had made. Dozens of the schoolchildren applied wisps of burning  straw to the cracks which the conquering ants had entered and burned  thorn at tho very place of ihe.lr victory.  f- 9b*bS^H> -<**k/**-^*V^'**WA^k.^*9k.^*-k^/**y^.'*9  I Labor     ���������     |  | Buys the       {  \ Sweetest Sleep}  . But for insomnia or sleepless-  { ness, and that unnatural weak-  ) ness  and weariness  of mind,  ? body,   nerve    and   muscle,    a ^  { reliable   tonic  is   needed,   like a  p Hood's   Sarsaparilla,    which *  f gives  sweet,   refreshing sleep C  r and overcomes that tired feel- /)  ? ing.    It has the  endorsement f  A of millions as the best medicine f  ? money  can  buy.      Take only  | Hood's.  WORTHY OF NOTE. ,  Turin held an international exhibition last summer which will remain  noteworthy through the receipts having exceeded all expenditures by ������120,-  000. No sooner was the result known  than the Italian Government sent in  a tax bill, demanding 10 per cent of  tho profits.  SA08AQE 0A8INQS���������New Importations finest En������Ilsh  Sbeep and American Hor Casings���������reliable goodie!  rlfOi nrlMS. PAHJL. BLAOK.WKLL k CO.. Toronto.  PRACTICALLY  IN  LOVE.  What do you think 1 Papa asked Jack  if he expectod to get any money in  marrying me. '   <  Was Jack insulted ?  Insulted f He told papa that a good  home was more of an object to him  than wages.  La Toscana. 10o. reliance cigar  Lrt  -U-abcUIH,   IUG.   FAcTORY, Montreal.  True b'essedness consisteth in a good  life and a happy death.���������Solon.  NEAT PROPOSITION.  In these energetic go-ahead days, we  aro continually hearing of some new  and-curious way of making money, but  the following method is, perhaps, as  ingenious as any previously devised: A  little boy entered a drug store, and  marching  up  to  tho  druggist   said:  Please, sir, mother sent me to say  as how Lizzie's got scarlatina awful  bad, and mother wants .to know how  much you'll give her to spread it all  ������ver town f  WASN'T KEPT IN.  Mamma���������Ain't you home from school  earlier than usual to-^day? .  Bobby���������Yea, mamma; I wasn't kept  in to-day.  TO CURE A COLO IN ONE DAY  Take I.aiali������6  llrouio (julniue Tablets.     AH   Drnr  elite refund the mousy if it fuili to cure.   25o.  LIKE  HIS  FATHER.  My  son   said  a father   to   a   seven-  year-old hopeful, I must discipline you.  'Your  teacher says you are  the  worst  boy in  tho school.  Well, papa, was the reply, only yesterday she told me I was like my father.  'A   SAD  CASE.  Emeline has the blues again.  -What's   the   matter  now ?  Well, sho had to spend  the C5 cents  she  had  saved  toward  going  abroad.  W I* ��������� 960  CALVERT'S  Carbolic Disinfectants', Soaps, Ointment, Tooth Powduro, etc. liavo beon  awarder! 100 modala and diplomas for superior  excellence. Tlr-lrregular umi prevent infaoti-  OU8 diaeanes. Ask Tour dealer to obtain a  supply.    Lists mailed free on application.  F. C. CALVERT & CO.,  MANCHESTER,  ENGLAND.  Rhanmaticm CurB "������**"d in M hours,  niaC-iailt-lLldll"!       auewspccltlo.Brathymail  on receipt of f I. DK. ROTTBY, P.O. Box 365, Moutroil.  Fi rst-c'ass,  steady employment, -warm shop,  all modern conveniences.  V/ATER0US, Brantford, Canada.  Metallic   Telephone  Tahlo-fr Alwnvx Ready, ".lob  ��������� AUIUI. it down now.'1 Price.  91.60.  Tha OFFICE SPECIALTY MFC.C0.  LIMITED,  Toronta and Newmarket, Ont.  Boiler Makers.  First-class, steady employment,  warm shop, all modern conveniences.  WATER0US, Brantford, Canada.  jyiinoer   4% ��������� ���������  ^ spiiidic  Engine    111 i   Vs lord  NeQISlO'  CGs;or  Qermanla Oil Co., 134 Bay St., Toront-  ROYAL MAIL  STEAMSHIPS  Ht Johu, N.D., and Halifax, lo Lr.e'pool, oallmif ������l  Londonderry     L,,^   ,���������,{ f���������,|   .���������,���������   <crcw   ������t������v.m-lnp.  Ltabhalor." " Vancouver," ������������������ -Scotsman."  Sujifrlor )������<->io-ijui������dation or First (.'abin Hue  ond Cabin and fltearane paioe-igora. Rnfri o'  pa>������"a*e--"*ir������t CaUii. ������35.n0; -������rond Cabin  (36; 8 tea rave $22 50 and upward* ������ooordli>u- to  steamer and berth. For nil Information ������pr,|\  5? ��������� ������ '*' A������">"������t������. or David Tohmanck 4** Co.".  Html AiteoU, 17 St. 8aurament St.. Montreal.  ATTEHB     THE   Rt-.������;T     'T PAYS  I Central.  ^r%  STRATFORD, ONT.  Young'' Men and Women property prep'trad for bun  nfas lifo ; gru.1U1-btcsu.1-rT.1y3 succtfiflFtil; bust tuache n .  large atiloiid *nce ; boird cht-up; nturtr-iiis r...n enter at  any ti'.e; Best Commerolul School In Ontario.  Write -Cor bountiful c-ualuguu.  W. J. BLI.IOI r. Principal.  THE MOST NUTRITIOUS.  EPPO'Q  GRATEFUL���������COMFORTING.  BREAKFAST���������SUPPER.  (ttt aT  CATALOGUE KitHE  CRIM, Mfs Co., Montreal.  What is it?  Cat.irrhozone is a liquid, fragrant! and  cleansing, which rapidly volatilizes  when inhaled. What is it for? It is  an absolute, never-failing cure! for  catarrh of the throat or nasal passages.  Is this true? AVe are so sure that it  will cure you that e 'we will send you,  prepaid, a free sample of Catarrhozone  and an inhaler ifi you send' your address within one week. Write us.  JH.V': Poison <&j Co.,: Kingston. Ont, ,  PECULIAR WELL.  !A millionaire who died in.Boston a  few days ago directed in his will that  no one owing.him less than $3,000 be  required to pay.  IJONTItlCAL  The " Balmoral," Froa Bus fthVtl  CUTTIIf0 SCHOOL--���������, Z\ ������%.  aloeue. c. & p. BCHOOL CO.,  Montreal.  BooKbln.JInff, 1 Send ������onr maeasinoy, hare lham nioele  Printing;, (booai. B'll Heada, oSatement*. Letter  . V ��������� .! i*H*ad>,Oaroa.iBrtookan(itooraar. Send  AOOV Boons. . I^ ^^J reeelf e potst-pd oounter aartook  Hxlil.l������lpaiMrnloAG.a.LaalIttn.8aBjn������-<rt.Uariulton  TORONTO  CUTTING   SCHOOL.  Write for Bpooial tcrma durlnft January, and  February.  B. CORKIGAN, 113\trai{e Su.  Especially bhost<  wboharefalled  to be cured elm-  where, write to  Dr. AlnoU, Berlin, who will conTiuoe you he can cure jo  BRITISH    , jAMERICA , ASSURANCE  .''���������'-. ;  COMPANT... '..  Attention is directed to the report  which appears elsewhere of the sixty-  fifth annual meeting of the British  America Assurance Company, which  ���������took place on the. 16th inst. The fire  branch shows a moderate margin of  profit,; despite serious fires entailing  considerable amounts which occurred  during tho year. The' financial surplus shows a balance of ������2-9,894.52 and  a surplus to policy-holders of $1,321,-  011.68.  Ba!dl1fl38It'so"'''*,"'"Ifl<!"ro. Sand stamp Pi.wiii  New H>ir Orower Co., Montrea. and Chicugo.  |B reakaTSany APPLKS, BUTTER, ECQSlh POULTm  ''.     teahip, ibiythem to '  The Dawson   Commission  Co., Lirrjited,  Toi'iu-.to. ''  and HAY FBVER Permanently Cured by  Medicated Vapor Inhalation��������� u miracle of success  10 D.iya Trial Free. Seuil 15c for exprrFi on outfit.  Dr. Ilay's Successful Remedy Co.,Toronto, Ont.  Dr. Kay's Anti-OouBtipaLiou PillaulwityHcure  London, Knf.     Melbourne, Aite.      Toronto, Oan.  We givr  this fine  WATCH  with chain and charm, for sell*,  ing two doi. %Vhitelight Wicks  at ten cents each. No Monty  Required. Write, and wc will  send the Wicks, postpaid, and  our big Premium List. When .  you have sold the Wicks^ re. ,  turn the money, and we will at  oner send your watch free of  all' charge. Hundreds have  earned fine watches work:n'g  for . us, why not you? In  writing, mention thU paper. .  WMITELICHT WICK CO.,  TORONTO,  CAN..  rii>iifaitn,fo'rnlfrfa'a'W'nft-ifrfti()-i  GONE  SIMPLE.  That missionary, the head jailer reported,  has gone daft.  Ho will still* do, replied the King of  Mbwpka, for a simple repast'.  "���������"HiIre CfrnulorHlf.1* per acre ca������h,b������ltt'a"JTO  fi^Jroa/fiatlt peMOikMnfliall. 3la^i^lyJU>*j*3|  MYSTERY  SOLVED.    ���������  Suitor���������Your   daughter  is  the  light  of  my   existence.  Pather���������I've often wondered how you  could see her with the gas turned so  low.   ������������������ '.    ���������  1  State of Onro, City of Toledo, t ..  IjUoas County, /���������9S'  Frank J. Cheney raakoe oath that lie is tho  senior partner of. tho firm of F. J. Cheney &  Co., dohicr business in ihe City of Toiedo,  County and St-vto, aforesaid, and that said firm  will pay tho ������um o< ONK HUNDRED DOLr  LARS.for each and every rahe of Cataiuui  that cannot bo cured by Iho use of Hall's  ���������Oatakkh Cube.  FRANK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before 1110 and subscribed-in my  Moaonoe, thiB Oth day of I 'ooembor, A. D. ISSU.  (r���������*���������%i A. W. GLKASON,  f SKAL^I Notary Public.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and  acts direor.ly onjthoblood and mucous surfaces  of the system, tiend for t������stimonials, froo.  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O.  Sold by Druggists, 73c.  Hall's Family Pills are the best.   '  Oaly iaatliHtloa la Oaft*a<la for the our* ol  ' every ykaae ������f vpeaeli ;d������f������ei. ' Sntabl>������h������l  In ToraaU, *W������.   Cure gaaraatMo.  OHDHOTT'l Aimj-VOOE 1NBT1TDTK,  S PembralM at., Toronto, taneeiit  ew Tiros;  Kirst-cloa;  Quality-  EITHER SINGLE or DOUBLK  TaBE. Only a few left. Money  lnU9t aocempany orHer.  WM.B. NORTHAM,  Toronto.  Crir-f  itiMmerir  tcc*n and will talk.if  they willoorae and  try. IhftTenpent ���������lOyearB* ititdy on t))ia tUntreftiirnf habit.  Go me ami tttt.itfjr your*������Ivcif. No rink.   \V. K. BATS,  Sliecin. lit. 302 Cotlcsu St., Toronto.  ���������d+*������*  NO  TEA so fragrant and comforting- as  ..  C33a vr-coiu'-  Tn Lead puck.tg*?-���������  Sold o/erywhero-  Uded everywhere���������  ^5,30,40 50and60o.  SNAPS for WISE PEOPfcE  Edison Graphophone  You want o Graphophone, a Talking Machine.a  Neotric Coal Oil Stove or a Crescent Bicycle.  We want to introduce 100,000 trial boxes of  Dr. Hammond Hall's Nervo-Heart Pills  into as ninny homes throughout Canada. Then  choose which you want and we'll help you  get it.  The Improved" Edison graphophone will be sent free to each and eveiy person who t>ells 24 bores of Nervo-Heart rills and  returns to us the amount $8,40. or If you wish  the Graphophone at once send, us $8.00 only,  with your order, aud we will ship you the Graphophone and $8.40 worth of uiediciue immediately  Don'tmlss this : we give the sender of 1st  JS.oo order we receive each morning 9 additional  Graphophone records (songs, band inuaic, etc.)  free. "To the sender of the second JS.oo order  we receive each morning O records free, and to  the leader of thc third JS.oo order we receive each  morning 3 records free. So If you are smart you will get as high as $4.50 worth of records  additional to the Graphophone free of any cost.  The U. S .Talklner Machine  Second only to the Graphophone in reproducing clever stories, songs, band and solo music. Tlie  records for this machine are made of vulcanized  rubber, one-eighth of an incli thick nnd seven  Inches in diameter and are practically indestructible. It is enclosed in a beautiful polished hardwood case aud will last a lifetime.  This machine will be sent free to ench nnd  every person who sells 1 2 boxes of Nervo-Heart  Fills nnd returns to us the amount $4-.20, or if  you want the Talking Machine at once send us  654.00 only with your order, and we will ship it  aud J4.30 worth of f*eivo-oHeart 1'Uls immediately.  The Neotric  Gas Stove  The Neotric Gas Stove  The "NPOTRIC" stove generates Jtf  own gas from ordiuary coal oil. It burna  with a blue flame of the most intense heat  A two-burner stove at full power costs but  one-half cent per honr to operate with coal  oil at 15 cents per gallon. You can do any  ���������work 011 it that can be done by coal or wood  stove. For ironing it has no equal. Will  heat large wash boiler of water and with  oven attached will bake to perfection. It  will boil a kettle of water or broil a steak ln  15 minutes, It is worth twice the price for  the sick room alone, nsit is perfectly odorlesa  and clean, It cannot be exploded by any  means.  The '-Neotric" stove will be sent to each  and every person who sells 15 boxes of  Nervo-Heart Tills and returns to us the  amount S5.25.orif you want the stovo  delivered to you at once send us $5.00  only with your order and we will ship tho  stove and $5.25 worth of Kervo-Heait pilla  Crescent Bicycles  We are giving free, without any cost  whatever [ouiMde of freight and crate in  delivery}, these Crescent bicycles to our  smartest salespeople. We will publish a list  of awards of all our premiums tvexy 2 weeks  A Request. Would you please S"nd  us the name aud address* 6f every person  "?rho geta our medicine from you.  ���������   AH our premiums are ma nufacturcd by firms whose names are known in every home ai  the best iu their line. j  We have exercised greatest care to make our offers plain to understand so that no correspondence Is necessary to explain a single detail!  We refer you to the Imperial Bank of Canada,'or the mercantile agencies of R. G. Dun &  Co. and Uradstreets, as to our reliability. .   )  List of awards for the one day, Thursday, Feb. 16.   Full list on application  Geo. H. Baldwin, Aurora. Out., Graphophone  T. Vickers,        N. Seguiu.     " "  W. H. Blyth. Belwood.          " ,'  F, D. Pepin, Algoma Mills. " '���������  W. H. DuMoulin. Hamilton. " "  Miss A. Leas, Canningtou    '*  U. S. Talkinjr Machihes  Ont.,  O. A. Bull, Wnrkworth,  J, II. Williams, Wiarton  Michael Brndy, Brockville,  Ethel Covert, Bath.  R Davison, Belleville,  May Pelton, South Gower.  S  \V. Smith, Chatham,  T. B. Barber, Rossmore,  Chester Bricrly, Port Dover  Geo, II* Fawcett", Liudsey,  F. Millson,  Winthrup,  E. Fisker,  Prescr*t.  W. G. Noe, Ingersoll,  R. White,  Altona,  G. Philip, Jr., Brougham.  W. Rolph, Kirkfield,  W. Lncey, Duubarton,  T. Allore. Bogart,  K. Nicholson, Whitcchureh," "  We send you our regular 50c. boxes to be sold at 35c. as trial  boxes.    All our premiums are freel  To ensure safe delivery send all money by Postal Note, P. O.floney Order or Registered Letter, addressed  BRITISH CHEMISTS CO,  TORONTO, CAN.  O      $25,000      O     $25,000  o  $25,000  $25,000  ; *yHE best advertisement ior  any  medicine ic one comhie from a person who  has taken fche remedy and 1ms been BENE-  ^S an introduction'we wish to dis-  : ��������� tribute throughout Canada 200,000 pack-  nces of- Dr. Orec-Vs Health Specific. To accomplish this ire have decided to appropriate  25,000 dollars to be distributed amongst our  patrons.' v ; ���������     ���������  AS to, the efficiency of the Specific we could write passes laudatory of lis  curative Qu-ilitics. Wlion we were done you would know no more of it than youdo now. so we  Hiinplt Gay if you are iroublod with Constipation. Indigestion, Liver or ICidney trouble, or'any ������il-  vnt-ofc urii-iiiK from a disordered stomach, and will take one pnekage of Dr. Green's Health Specific,  aud find you are not delightoil with the results, state the .facts to tnis Compuuy and we wil' cheerfully refund your money. Used as a laxative it has no petr, and when mice u.-sed will never be discarded for any other remedy. Send your oider direct to this Company, euclosiiiR* .50-cents (no  st mp***). and we. will mail you oue puckuge of the Specific. To the writer of the first letter received  enClotin{.*"fiftv c������?nt-i for one package of thc remedy we will remit ten ilollara iu c:ish, and to the  sunder of.-vur.* 233th letter, thereafter, onelx-tinc fifty c-nts. until 200,000 oraer letters are received, we will remit an amount rangin-from $5.00 to $5,000 00, thc total of our presents in this  way ajferegating $25,000.00.    Write quick and enclose thin Advertisement. . Address -  The Sanford Ear Drum Co.,  OP T030 *<rTO, LIMITED,  Room E, Confederation Life Gusiding, Toronto.  $25,000  o  $25,000  O  $25,000  o  $25,000  o  POULTRY KEEPERS   -Sllioa PoultryGr.t  Tlui bttM- Digester iu the iir������rk*-t,  Dihle of iron, [jime an    Magm  as it coutjiutt Billo*.  which i������r������ all neoes-  sarj to the Ih-mI li and productlvei-****-**. of Pou.tir-  -            ';o.,  LAUKKNTIAN   SAND JS (5KAVK1'. C<  13 St. John St., Uu  .treal.  "&&f- 4Hs&-*</ -^^TV   frTM*  ^Ls^v m^u, &ftS  .CureGuaranteed  Send $2.50 for 6 noxflf P8LD'S BUILOEaS. tho  jio*n' onlv recngnizod System Rogrulator antl  niood Tonlo. nnd wo *vili tnr.lyou ft K1'^1* 'nt^o  lo rcfun-i i.ho money for a y oa������o of Gonoral  j r^'iitor n I cui ed after akin   rhe modicin*.  Thousiindsof KufToror-i aro daily riicorarlnK  ?okI, health by f.his Groat Knslish Pre-ic-ipion  iliorororo ivemakeyou this unbiased gnaran-  Ice.    ' ;'.  Bclci's Blood, Bone and Brain Builders.  Ouro al: forms uf weajsn"1"- i.i ither sex ari--  inv frr.ni impure blood, diseased bone, or Impoverished hrain.  Wo aluo take this opportunity   of thanklnc  tho m.iiiy clocors who have spoken  so favor-  aMv    f the mediciao.  Addroea���������  The BOLD PHARHACAL CO.,  4S6 Kins St., West, Toronto.  RETURNS IN  OKE WEEK.  "To want good Dutter, Egra*s, Poultry, eto.  Ship to us. imd jou will h*ve your cakIi in a  A"-oek.orlcK������ THK'AIIvENUKAD PRODUCfl  CO., 88 Front St.. K.. Toronto.  HEALTH RESTORED  without   medicine)  or ������xpe!)fte to thc  Dioot (li*or-.l������t^il ati.much, Ltiu^fl, Nerves, Llrer, Blood,  Bindiier, Ki.lne;n. Braia aod Urehlh hy  Revalenta  Arabica Food,  which 8aTM luralldn and Ch**dren, Mia alto Kt������re ������a<r  OM.fiillj luUnts whi.Bf Allucotsauil Dthility hav������ r������-  S'ltrd all ���������.���������th.w tf-cata^ctf. . it nftfeftts \rbon all otae'  Food is rejected, rares 50 times {U co^t la Die.lioino.  3 'nTurUbl* .Succets, 100,00(1  Anaua] Ourcs ol Coufillpa-  tlon. Flatulcaof, OynjiepKla,  Indigestion, Oonsiim)>tlon, Dlabct������s.' Brcahitva, InflU'  ensa, O. ukHs AstbiDa, Obtarra, Phlegm, Uiatrucoa,  Nerrous DtfhUitjr, Sleet<l<M(ieM, Di^yondancy,  (Limited),  __ 77 Km������uI  ���������J       sttaaa,  London. }V . aim In I'arts, 14 Koe do Custlgllone, an4  At all Grocers. Cham is'*, and Htoras rserswhere, in tin!  is., Si., <d., 6a, 5lh 14s. Bent earriare free. Also Da  Batrye Reralanta Blacuita, in tins. 3a 8d. and 6a.  6-2*  r'."''"^!������.n---Jl  lAf"-" THE MINING REVIEW���SATURDAY, MARCH n,  1899.
ttbe-fflMntng IReview
SATURDAY "MARCH 11,  1899.
Whilst the people, right nnd left, are
clamoring  for more money for public
���works, it is only reasonable   to show
it can only be got in one of two ways
either hy increased taxation or cutting
off other outlays.    Tiie best way of nd-
justing the mutter, injustice to all sections of the province, is  the principal
issue before our legislature, from time
to time.   There is no doubt but  that
retrenchments  can'.'be made   aiid adjustments of outlays, to advantage .all
around.:i   For   instance a payment of
$60,000 is made annually,  on   a per
capita attendance, to the  schools of
Victoria,   Vancouver,   Nanaimo, and
New Westminster that works a gross
injustice to the rural parts'of the country.   These payments are for the moat
,    part to   maintain   the higher grades
which arenot necessary where there
are   colleges readily available.     The
grant'.--should be cut off at once and
used for other purposes not so discriminating.
We think, too, the number of officials in some of our' public institutions
will bear reduction. For instance, the
public cannot see the necessity for a
warden, twe gaolers and two guards
at the Kamloops gaol, or three gaolers
at Nelson. More officials than prisoners, very often. This service can be
reduced. It is much greater than for
similar work in other provinces.
The printing bureau, too, appears to
be a bug-bear, costing$32,000 to $35,000
a year and netting but $20,000. In
Manitoba,where the work is given out,
the expense rarely exceeds more than
55,000 over the earnings.
Our provincial police force in salaries costs.about $60,000 a year with an
additional sum for travelling and incidentals. This could be cut down to
" one-third of the amount. There is an
official at Three Forks, for instance,
and there is no more call for him than
there is1 "for two tails on a dog. Every
little town arid village should have its
J. P. and local constable, to be paid by
fees when required, and the fees to
come out of litigants, where fines are
imposed. In criminal cases the crown
would have to pay, but the total of
such would be but a fraction of present
costs. In new places, where there was
need for him, a government man might
be employed.
We believe, too, as we have outlined
in an other article, that if the assessment of personal property and income
in municipal organizations, and realty,
personal property and incomes ia unorganized parts, were left to local officials properly elected by -the people,
three times the present revenue would
come in, and these could be applied
on school incidentals, roads, bridges
and many other present drains on the
provincial treasury, arid the credit of
the whole country in debentures. It
is too long a range to make assessments and local improvements from
It appears to us that if the Conservative party of the province would hold
meetings and evolve a complete revolution in government management on
these lines, they would have a most
acceptable platform, to present to the
electors at the next elections. Our
whole fiscal business requires a radical
overhauling, and there is no trouble in
introducing a new one acceptable to
the people. Think of the whole province realising but $90,000 in taxes on
personal property and but $125,000 on
realty outside of municipal organizations. The cities of Vancouver and
Victoria would realize 890,000 on personalty, if the government would leave
such taxation to them; and the unorganized country at least half a million
on real estate if the assessment was
delegated to it. This would relieve
the province of one-quarter of its present demands, and equalise the matter
all around.
Taxes from Land  175.000
"    Personal Property..   90,000
"    Incomes    20.000
"      ' "    Mines in all forms 257,000
Receipts through the courts     35,000
"       lrom asylum, lIc      4,900
'���           *������ hotel  and  business licenses    95,000
" "   Registry offices..   85,000
" "   Gov't     printing'
office     20,000
"           "    Chinese restrictions    25,000
Taxes on revenues  110,000
Interest on investment    22,000
Miscellaneous sources  -48,100
Total 1,549,989
This is all the money the government
handles, excepting large loans it makes
from time to time for public improvements.    ��� " -r  / "''..' �� ,
These monies are paid out in the
following .     .
Interest on debt .................$383,927
Salaries in Victoria.... .;...... 186,054
"     ��������� over the country/... 264,218
Paper, etc. for printingpffice... ,12,000
Travelling   expenses,   etc.   of
officials........ ........;.......   28,000
Election experisps.....;.."..........    4.300
Bureau of Mines................      2,000
Support of asylum, hospitals,
etc....... :.......    92,180
Police and gaol service......;  112J600
Teachers' salaries........;.......:.. 215,000
Other expenses of education,... 157,560
Gov't Works and buildings......   67,000
Miscellaneous items.........: ' 113.350
Roads, bridges, etc....  335)000
: This total exceeds the revenue by,' a
considerable Bum, and shows conclusively that some change must be made
in our financing or ruin will overtake
the province. A loan of $2,800,000 was
authorized the past session to meet
pressing due liabilities and promised
grants to other'railways, which in
interest and sinking fund will add, at
least, $125,000 a year more to our burdens. This with the $242,689 we are
now paying will make ��357,689 a year,
or about one-fourth of our total revenue.   -'���,'.'������'.
"4. A free miner's certificate shall
run from the date thereof and shall
expire at midnight on the thirty-first
day of May next after its date, or some
subsequent thirty-first dny of May.
Only one person or jointstock company
shall be named in such certificate.
The fee payable therefor shall be provided in the schedule of fees to this
Act. Free miners' certificates_ may be
issued by any Gold Commissioner or
Mining Recorder."
"5. A free minor's certificate shall
be in the following form :���
'���FjtEU Miner's Certificate.
"(Not transferable.)
"No. ...
"This is to certify that
of is entitled to all the rights
and privileges of a free   miner from
midnight on the   (insert here the date
of the day immediately preceding the
day on whii>h certificate is taken out)
day of A.D. , until mid
night : on   the 31st day of May,   ene
thousand eight hundred arid   '..,'���
(A.D. .--���). ������-���*���.'��� .,       -
"Issued at -���������  .
As we pointed out in our last issue,
the whole unorganized portion of the
province ought to be converted into
districts, supervised by boards of supervisors, who should have control of
hotel licenses, realty tax, personal
property and income taxes which
would lessen the provincial revenues
by $360,000 a year; but it .'.-would at the
same time cut off the $333,896;allowed
for roads, bridges, etc. It would also
relieve, the government of the incidental expenses of school and many
other items of a, purely local charr
acter. In our next and following
issues.we will-deal with this matter
more comprehensively, with the idea
of throwing further' light upon the
subject in many of its details.
Some of the ultra-Grit papers of Canada are iu trouble. It is announced
that Edward Blake is returning to Canada, and likely to re-enter public life.
They know his power and that he is
out of sympathy with the present Grit
leaders, as he fully explained in that
celebrated West Durham letter in
1892, because of their', disloyal-tendencies. For him to again take to
polities means trouble in the Grit
ranks, and the hard-shell Grits know
it too.
Mineral Act Amendments,
The following are the amendments
to the Mineral Act passed the session
just closed : ;
���1. This Act may be cited as the
"Mineral Act Amendment Act, 1899."
2. Sections 4 and 5 of chapter 135 of
tho Revised Statutes of British Columbia are hereby repealed, and the following substituted therefor:���
As every resident of the Province
should have a knowledge of our provincial finances, we place them in simplified form so that all may under-
atand as they read :���
We  get  from the ' Dominion
government, all sources $242,689
Sale, rental, etc. of Land  100,300
Rents, etc. of lands .'.'  120,000
Some cough mixtures
smother.the cough. But thq
next breeze fans it into life
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.
30c. and (1.00, all druggists.
SCOTT & BOWKE, Chemists, Toronto,
"(Signature of officer issuing same.)"
��������� 3. A person may at any time prior
thereto, and' not lat,er than the first
day May, or if the first day of May is a
holiday then on the next day which is
not a holiday, obtain from the proper
officer, on payment of the proper fee, a
free miner's licence, running from
midnight on the 31st day. of May, in
any year, to midnight of: the thirty-
firstday of May next thereafter, or any
subsequent thirty-first day, of May. .
��4. In case any person should allow
his free miner's certificate to expire he
may obtain from the proper officer, upon payment of a fee of twenty-five dollars, a special free miner's certificate.
Such special certificate shall have the
effect of reviving the title of the person to whom ii is issued to all mineral
claims' which such person owned,
either wholly or in part, at the.time of
the lapse of his former certificate, except such as under the provisions of
this Act had become the property of
some other person at the timeof the
issue of such special certificate, and
shall also operate as a free miner's
certificate until midnight oi the thirty-
first day, of May next after its issue.
Such certificate shall be in the following form :���'
"Special Free-Miner's Certificate.
''..".'������"'   '-'"{Nontransferable.     '���"'
::\"': ..''No. ...
. .."This is: t(o certify that :-v...
of- '���.-' - '"��� has paid me the sum of
twenty-five; dbllafti .and isentitled 4.0
all the rightB and privileges of a free
miner from midnight of the (insert
here thevdate on which certificate is
issued)   day of A.D;       .until
midnight of the thirty-first day of
A.D;" ������ "' ���'' .".������'-  .."������ ' ���
"Issued at ���������������   '.'..-���
The permanent cure after permanent cure that is being published
week hy week has placed Burdock
Blood Bitters far above all other
remedies in the estimation of the
sick and suffering-.
Even the severest and most chronic diseases that other remedies
fail to relieve yield to the blood
purifying, blood enriching properties of B.B.B.
Salt Rheum or Eczema���that
most stubborn of skin diseases,
which causes such torture and is so,
difficult to cure with'ordinary remedies���cannot withstand B. B. B.'s
healing, soothing power.
The case of Mrs. Jas.jSanderson,
Emerson, Man., shows, how effective B.B.B. is in curing Salt Rheum
at its worst, and curing it to stay
This is what she wrote :
"Burdock Blood Bitters cured me of a
bad attack of Salt Rheum three years ago.
It was so severe that my fingernails came
off. I can truly say that I know of no
more valuable medicine in the world than
B.B.B. It cured me completely and
permanently, as I have never had a touch
of Salt Rheum since."
Every Representation Guaranteed.
B. C
Into had health unless you
check that Cough, Cold or La
Grippe.. You can do it with
Lambert's Syrup
Douglas Pine;
It will land you into a haven
of safety. Yeur druggist has
it���25 cents a bottle.
"(Signature of officer issuing same.)"
5. Section 9 of said chapter 135 is
hereby amended by striking out all
the words after "issued" in the twenty-
first line thereof. '���','
6. Sections 8,10 and 11 of said chapter 135 are hereby repealed.
7. As soori as a free miner ha9 done
and recorded work, upon a mineral
claim, as provided in section 24 of said
chapter 135, to the extent of five hundred dollars, or has paid the sum of
five hundred dollars and recorded the
same, as provided by section 25 of said
chapter 135, or��� has made up,said sum
of five hundred dollars partly in one
way and portly in the other, and has
applied for a certificate of improvements, as provided by section 36 of
135, it shall not be necessary to do any
more work or pay any more money in
connection with such mineral claim,
as provided by said sections 24 and 25,
as long as. smch certificates of improvements remain in force.;
8. All'powers conferred upon.Gold
Commissioners ^jr said chapter, 135
may be.performed by Mining Recorders, with regard to mineral claims
within the territory for which they
have respectively been appointed.
9. Section 40 of said chapter 135 is
hereby repealed, and the following substituted therefor :'���
"40. The holder of a mineral claim
for which a certificate of imprevements
has been granted and recorded, shall
make application to the Minister of
Mines, enclosing his certificate of improvements, the Crown Grant fee of
ten dollars, the Mining Recorder's certificate : Form I, the field-notes and
plat and the affidavit; Form G, within
three months from the date of such
certificate of improvements, and in delimit of such application having been
made within such time, such certificate shall lapse and become absolutely
void. Such Crown grant shall specify
the interest of each grantee therein."
10. Any person who has performed
work or paid money in connection
with a mineral claim, as provided by
section 24 of said chapter 135, shall be
entitled to recover from a co-owner, by
suit in any Court of competent jurisdiction, for the proportionate part of
said work or money which should have
been done or paid by such co-owner.
11. Section 32 of said chapter 135 is
hereby amended by adding thereto as
sub-section (2) the following:���
"(2.) A fee ef ten dollars shall be
paid for such permission."
12. Sub-section (2) of section 37 of
said chapter 135, as enacted by section
9 of said chapter 33, is hereby amended
Concluded on page 5.
Having opened business in tho
premises opposite the Clifton house, I
am prepared to do. all kinds of Boot
and Shoe Making and Repairing in the
latest and neatest style.
A trial order solicited. Satisfaction
��� r
Louis Hupperten.
M. L. Grimmett, ll. b.
Baerister,    Solicitor,   Notary
Public, Etc.
Sandon,    B. C. '
200 to 208 First Ave. No.
Shipments Solicited.
Write for Circular.
I have opened on Keco Avenue,
opposite Clifton house, in Tinware, &c. I am prepared to do
all kinds of jobbing for mines or
families. Rates reasonable, and
the best of work guaranteed.
H. J. Robertson.
A Change
at McGuigan.
I have leased from the owners, the
K. & S. Hotel at McGuigan, and have
taken possession. Well as the house
has been run in the past,- from my experience as a caterer, I will endeavor.to
make.improvements. The travelling
public, one and all, will find the K. &S.
first class in all respects as a country
hotel.���.''.": :;.. '',;
''.-'.      MRS. S. E. PETERS.
Croft's Blend���the best Scotch .
Whiskey in Canada at the
Clifton. <
,    John Buckley, Proprietor.
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Can be had at the lowest prices at Cliffe's
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:������-,; THE MINING RE VIE W_s A TURD AY, MARCH n,  1899.  ���������8  Mineral Acts Amendments.  Concluded from page 4.  by inserting after the word ".action,"  in the fifteenth line thereof, the words  "(unless such time shall be extended  by special order of thc Court upon  cause being shown.)"  13. Section 127 of said oh.1 pier 135,  ns enacted by section 10 of cli.-pter 33  of the Statutes of 1898, is hereby  amended by striking out the words  "one year" iu the second lino thereof,  and substituting therefor , the words  ''two years." and by striking out thc  figures"1899"in the fourth line thereof  and substituting therefor the figures  '1900."  14. Section 143 of said chapter 135,  is hereby amended by striking out the  words "and may also make regulations  for relieving against forfeiture*! arising  under section 9 of this Act,"   in the  ���������   fifth, sixth and seventh lineB thereof.  15. Section 145 of said chapter 135 is  hereby amended by striking out tho  word "to,"in the fourteenth line thereof; and also by striking out the words  "the Gold Commissioner," in the fourteenth and fifteenth lines thereof, and  by striking out the words "Gold Commissioner, Mining Recorder or," in the  thirty-fourth l;ne thereof.  16. The Schedule of Fees . to be  charged as provided in said chapter  135 is hereby amended as.follows :���������  "For every free miner's certificate  for a period for less than a year, a proportionate part of the fee charged for  a certificate for a year.  "For recording every abandonment,  including the memorandum to be  written in the record, ten dollars instead of two dollars and fifty cents.  "For a Crown grant, ten dollars instead of five dollars.. I  "For abstracts and other certificates,'  suoh fees as the Mining Recorder may  consider fair/ subject to appeal, to the  Minister of Mines." ,  17. The Minister of Mines may provide for keeping a register of all free  miners' certificates issued in the Province, and for all persons issuing the  same to make returns to him, for that  purpose. Such Register shall show  number of certificate, date of issue,  and time for which such was in force,  and shall be properly indexed. Any  person shall be entitled to search same  uponpaymentof: twenty-five cents for  each name, and to receive a certificate  as to any name under the hand of the  Deputy Minister of Mines or any per-  s������n appointed by the Minister of Mines  for that purpose, upon'payment of a  ��������� fee of fifty;cents.' -  18. Crown grants of mineral claims  shall showvthe interest of each grantee  in tHe'claim'.^:. -������   .1 ������������������������������������"��������� ���������"'���������''<=- '���������  19. Nothing in this Act contained  shall affect anything, done or suffered,  or any right, title or interest acquired  or accrued before the coming into  force of this Act, or any legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any such  thing, right, title or interest.    -  20. This Act shall come into force  on the first day of May, A.D. 1899.  iflJVWVI.|.tfl,lvi,/.u.Uvi,,v, !.���������������> ,.,.,���������.,.(  THE���������..  iNOUQH  SANDON, B. C.  Stjuctly First-class.  Furnished Rooms.  ���������'���������<M*l.'>.Cl.-<J'l.>i.CI/.l.).li.|.|i|.il.|.|^,,(.������������������ ,., ,  young woman  clown  and  When       ��������� ��������� ���������  ponders over her future life, there is one  all-important subject which she should not  forget. In a day dream she may build  castles in the air with a happy home, laugh-  inp- children and a loving husband in the  fore-ground. At that moment she may be  facing death. Matrimony and motherhood  hold out no happiness to the young woman  who suffers from weakness and disease of  the distinctly feminine organism. The woman who suffers in this way will be a weak,  nervous, sickly, petulant wife, an incapable  mother and an unamiable hostess. Not  knowing the truth, her acquaintances will  not understand that she is deserving- of  pity rather than reproach..  Any woman maj- be strong and healthy  in a womanly way if she will use the right  remedy. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription  is the best of all medicines for weak and  ailing women. It acts directly on the delicate and important organs that make wifehood and motherhood possible. It makes  them strong, healthy and vigorous. It  banishes the dangers that surround maternity. It insures a healthy baby and an  ample supply of nourishment. Thousands  of women who were weak, sickly, nervous ���������  invalids,are now healthy, robust wives and'  competent mothers of healthy children, as1  the result of the use of this medicine. .'  Mrs. John M. Conklin, of Patterson, Putnam  ?a:r'-i-,.Y-| JBoj* '������4), writes: "I am enjoying  perfect health and have been since I took the lost,  ������������j H ?., Dr- ?ierce's Favorite Prescription. I  had falling of the Internal organs, or female'  weakness, and flowing caused by miscarriage,'  nnd was very weak when I commenced takine  your medicine."  The   unfailing,  never-griping cure  for  sonstipation���������Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.  Northern Pacific Ry.  THE PAST LINE  TO ALL POINTS.  The Dining Car Route via Yellowstone  Park is safest and best.  Solid Vestibule Trains equipped with  Pullman Palace Cars,  Elegant Dining Cars,  Modern Day Coaches,  Tourist Sleeping Cars.  tate7aUnSdhcL0nC������d8JOaI1PlOnt8 ,n ������>��������� United  Steamship tickets to all parts of the world  Ticket?, to China and Japan via Tacoma  and Northern Pacific Steamship Co  lacoma  Trainsdepartfrom Spokano:  No. 1, West at 3.40 p. m., dally.  No. 2, East at. 7.30 p. m., dally.  For Information,  time cards, maps  and  tickets apply to agents of the S. F. & N.  F. D. GIBBS, Gen. Agent, Spokane, "Wash.  A.P- CHARLTON, Asst.Gen. Pass. Agent  2o5 Morrison St., Cor. 3rd,Portland, Ore.  OH THE BRITISH MARKET.  Quantity and Value of Canada's Exports  for February.  Women Weed  Not Suffer  From those terrible side  aches, back aches, headaches and the thousand and  one other ills which make  life full of misery.  Most of these troubles aro  duo to impure, imperfectly  filtered blood���������the Kidneys  are not acting right and in  consequence the system is  being poisoned with impurities.  DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS  are daily proving themselves woman's  greatest friend and benefactor.  Here is an instance:  Mrs. Harry Fleming, St. Mary's, N.B.,  says: "The uso of Doan's Kidney Pills  restored me to complete health. The  first symptoms I noticed in my case were  severe pains in the small of my back  and around the loins, together with  general^ weakness and loss of appetite.  ��������� I gradually became worse; until,  hearing of Doan's Kidney Pills, I got a  box from our druggist.  I am pleased to testify to their effectiveness in correcting the troubles from  which I suffered.  SPOKANE FULLS 8 NORTHERN   .  NELSON X FORT SHEPPARD RY.  RED -KRIlflUI RAILWAY:  ���������������������������*  The only All-raill route without change  of cars betwen Nelson and   Rossland and  Spokane and Rossland.  LEAVE DAILY ABiarVB  ,���������������$?���������?? ...Nelson S.35p.m.  rw MS Rossland 11.20 p.m.  8.<J0 a.m Spokane 3.10 p.m.  The train that leaves Nelson at 6.20 a. m.  r^tna'foraU   connectlons at Spokane with  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.  *a m  A new and splendid assortment of seasonable materials for all kinds of garments now  on hand.  Do Not Forget  ������ur Motto** .  A   EIT   WE   GUARANTEE.  In addition  to perfect fits we guarantee  perfect  workmanship,   a matter   of   much  moment in this day of close competition. ������������������  r   Our prices the lowest.  J. K. & b. C/lflERON,  KOOTENdY'S TAILORS.  HUNTER BROS,  -FOR-  WM^iAi*  Toronto, Ont., March 7.���������The following cablegram, dated London, March  7th, has been received: T. C. Shaugh:  nessy, of the C.P.R.  Engineer Cote and N. A. Belcourt,  M.P. for the city of Ottawa,.sail today.  Mr. Belcourt, contrary to expectations,  did not visit Rome. .'���������"������������������  The Earl of Aberdeen was present at  a meeting yesterday, which passed  resolutions expressing approval of the  attitude assumed by the Dominion' of  Canada regarding the Pacific cable.  The case of Park and the C. P. R. vs.  the corporation of Notre Dame de  Bonsecours is set for hearing before  the judicial committee of the privy  council to-day.  By returns published torday it is  gathered that the imports from Canada to the United Kingdom for February are as follows: Cattle, 1862, valued at $30,204; sheep 463, valued at  *674; wheat 167.900 cwt., valued at  ������58,892; wheat meal and flour, 94,500  cwt., valued at ������48,156; peas, 18,300  cwt., valued at ������5.417 ; barley, 20,983  cwt., valued . at ������26,105; hams 8,048  cwt., valued at ������.15,048; butter, 1,512  cwt., valued at ������6,319; cheese 10,001  cwt., yalued at ������22,876; eggs valued at  ������1,363; horses 34, valued at ������800.  For  >������  , QR0   TnE BEST Afm-RrlEUMATIG  ���������yEURALG^ fLASTERMADE  tiiirM0M  Vm h^Ttn IN E.1J4MELCD  BMlH^~;.nH B0-< FRIC? 25*/".LS0 INIY/fcD |  [0ED2Z*       '    ROLLS PRICE������l.00 1  '''���������ft^IlMNGECOiiij  .A^'IUFACT-JRERS ,'M0NTREA[:1  THE FAST AND SHORT ROUTE EAST AND WEST.  THROUGH SERVICE, FEWEST CHANGES  LOWEST RATES  T2 PACIFIC CO/I/T.  S}J?Tt**?,Iass Sleepers on all trains.  TOURIST- CARS Pass Revelstoke   dally to  at. Paul. *    ..  Monday, for Toronto, Thursday for Boston.  Baggagechecked to destination and throueh  ticketslssuod. -  No cusloms difficulties. .-.-''  Connections daily to.polnts'*reached via Na-  y-usp.      Daily (exeept Sunday) to points  reached via-Rosebery and Slocan Cltv.  Tra n leaves.Sandon dally at.0.00 a. m.  Iraln arrives Sandon daily at 16.55p. m.  Ascertain ratei- and full Information by addressing nearest local agent or  ���������. _ 4,- C. McARTHUR, Agent, Sandon  y,TF^An,de^?*}*T,rav- Pass- A E^. Nelson  E. J. Coyle, Dist. Pass. Agt, Vancouver.  Ladles' Mackintoshes;  Robber ������oats,  Rubber Overshoes,  Rubber Boots.  ..IUENS  -������fe^Dealers in Meats  At Sandon, Rossland, Kelson, Kaslo, Pilot Bay and Three Forts.  Saadoi.'���������..���������������������������.".'     Slocaa City.  SURE  YOUR   TICKET  BEADS  VIA C. P.R.  =--������>J5*,  DR. V/OOD'3  TTflE CdRD.  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Going.'West.       Daily.       .Going East.  Leave 8.00 a.m.       Kaslo     Arrive 3.55 p.m.  '...    '   ��������� 8.32   "      South Folk      "      3.20���������  "      9.30   " Spoules "      2.25    "  9.-15: "      Whitewater      ���������������     .2.10    "  "      9.55   "       Bear Lake       ������.     2,00    "  "10.13   "       McGuigan       "      L45     "  : 10.25 ." Bailey's-       "      ljj    "  " ���������   I0.S3   "   Cody Junction   "      1.23    "  ArrlveIO.40   " Sandon      Leave 1.15    "  ���������".'.-���������'.      CODY BRANCH. "   "  Lofive 11.00 a.m.      Sandon    Arrive lUO a.m.  11.15    " Cody   .-' 11.25   "  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintendent.  For cheap Eailroad and Steamship  Tickets to and from all points, apply to  S. Oajipj-elt,. Agent, Sandon. B. C.  WHEN IN SANDON STOP AT THE  -^ -   ��������� ' SANDON, B. C;. /  .   - Hates $2.50 to $4.00 per day.  t������-  Headquarters for Mining    . ������������*  ^        and Commercial Men. B. GUNNING, Pkopeietoe.  ���������������������������2.  TO CURE COLD IN ONE DAY.  Take LaxatireBromo Quinine Tablets.  All druggiats refund the money if it  fails to cure.   25 cents.  CHURCH    NOTES.  T  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,  tomorrow at and 7:30 d. m.  Union Sabbath School in the Methodist church at 12:15 p.m., after close  of morning services. Everybody welcome.  A positive ouro for all Throat, Lurig  and Bronchial diseases.  Hoaling and soothing in its action.  Pleasant to take,  prompt and elloo  tual in its rosults.  Mr. Chas. Johnson, Bear Rivor, N.S.,  writes: '.' I was troubled with hoarseness  and sore throat, which the doctor pronounced Bronchitis and recommended me  to try Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup.  I did so,- and after using three bottles I  was entirely cured."  Take a Laxa-Liver Pill before retiring. 'Twill work while you sleep without agripe 01 pam, curing biliousness,  constipation, siok hbadaohe anddyspsp-  s:*a and make you feel better in the  x-orning.   Pric* 25o.  EVERY SPRING.  X^i  Mrs. Aiegie Barnes, Lunenb-argf^S.,  writes: "I have taken B.BJB. ������yery  spring now for some years, to p-ji^fy  my blood and keep my sy^em hi good  order, and can honestly jg-w ^dci npt  know of its equal any wher<|."    "  A FEW INTERE5TINQ  F/ICT5.  When people are contemplating a trip,  whether'on buulnossor pleasure, they naturally want tho bestBervice obtainable so lor as  speed, comfort and safety is concerned. 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McARTHUR, Sandon.  WM. STITT, G������n. S. S. Agt,Winnipeg.  Do you see this  package?  keep it in  your mind  and when you ask  for "Athlete ���������  See that this is  what you get.  M  rt'i ,4:7? i  -^���������������������������*���������*-������������������������.���������*���������<>������������������������-���������-,������������������������������������.���������*������������������-���������-���������������������������-<*���������������������������������������������������������  I  ������  i  I  IT WILL OUT_.  OR,  A GREAT flYSTERY.  t-e-������_������-������-���������������o������������������������������-���������������������-������������������-���������-������-������-������-���������������������-������-������-������-���������������������������������������-������ -  CHAPTER VII.���������Continued.  "Do you mean  that you are on tho  right  track?" he asked.  "The right track! Why, sir, we  have the man under lock and key."  "And his name is?"  "Arthur Charpentier, sub-lieutenant  in her majesty's navy," cried Gregson,  pompously, rubbing his fat hands and  inflating his chest.'  Sherlock Holmes gave a sigh of relief  and relaxed into a smile.  "Take a seat, and try one of these  cigars," ho said. "We are anxious to  know how you managed it. Will you  have  some  whisky   and  water?"   ,  "I don't mind if I do," the detective answered., "The tremendous exertions which I have gone through  during the last day or two 'have'worn  me out. Not so much bodily exertion,  you understand, as the strain upon  the mind. Tou will appreciate that  Mr. Sherlock Holmes, for we are both  brain workers." . .���������-.-'  "You do me too much honor," said  Holmes, gravely. "Lot us hear how  you arrived at this most gratifying  result."  The dective seated himself in the  arm-chair and puffed complacently at  his .cigar. Then' suddently- he slapped hia, thigh in a' paroxysm of amusement.   ������������������;  "The fun of, it is," he cried, "that  that foal Lestrade, who thinks himself so smart, has gone off upon the  wrong track altogether. He is after  the secretary, Sangerson, who had no  more to do with the crime than .the  babe unborn. I have no doubt that he  has caught  him  by this'time.,  The idea tickled Gregson so much  that ho laughed until he choked.  "And how did you get your clew?"  "Ah, I'll tell you all about it. Of  course, Dr. Watson, this is strictly between ourselves. The first difficulty  which we i had to contend with  was the finding of this American's  antecedents. Some people would have  waited until their advertisements  were answered, or until parties came  forward and volunteered' information.  That is not Tobias Gregson's way of  going to work. Tou remember the  hat  beside the dead man?" '.���������'���������'������������������'.���������  "Yes," said Holmes; "by John Underwood & Sons, 129 Camberwell Boad."  Gregson'looked quite crest-fallen.  "I had no idea that you noticed  that," he said. "Have you been there?"  "No."   '. .: ". .-'  "Hal!' cried Gregson, in a relieved  voice; "you should never neglect a  chance, however small it may seem."  "To a great mind nothing is little,"  remarked Holmes sententiously. . ���������<������������������  "Well I went to Underwood, and  asked him if he had sold a hat of that  size and description. He'.looked oyer  his books, and camo- on it at once. He  had, sent the hat to a Mr. Drebber,  residing at^-Charpentier's boarding  establishment, Torquay Terrace. Thus  I got at. his address." r.-  "Smart���������very smart!" Murmured  Sherlock Holmes. i  "I next called upon Madame. ^Charpentier," continued the detective. "I  found her very pale and distressed,  Her daughter was in the room���������an uncommonly fine girl she is, too; sho was  looking red about the eyes, and her  lips trembled as I spoke to her. That  didn't escape my notice. I began to  smell a rat. You know the feeling,  Mr. Sherlock Holmes, when you come  upon thc right scent���������a kind of thrill  in your nerves. 'Have you heard of  the mysterious death of your late  boarder, Mr. .Enoch J. Drebber, o������  Cleveland?' I asked.  The mother nodded. She didn't  seem able to get out . a word. The.  daughter burst out into tears. I felt  more . than ever that these people  knew something of the matter.  "'At what o'clock did Mr. Drebber  leave your house for the train?' I  asked.  " 'At eight o'clock,' she said, gulping in her throat to keep down her  agitation. 'His secretary, Mr. Sangor-  Bon, said that there were two trains���������  one at 9.15 and one at 11. He was to  *iatch  the first.'     '  "'And was that the last which you  saw  of himi'f  "A terrible change came over the  woman's face as I asked the question.  Her features turned perfectly livid: It  was some seconds before she could get  Dut the single word..'Yes,' and when it  did come it was in a husky, unnatural  tone.  "There was silence for a moment,  ind then the daughter spoke in a calm,  slear voice.  "'No good can ever, come of falsehood, mother,' she said. Let us bo  trank with this gentleman. Wc did  see Mr. Drebber again;'  "'God forgive you!' cried Madame  Charpentier, throwing up her hands  and sinking back in her chair. 'You  have   murdered   your   brother.'  "'Arthur would rather that we  spoke the truth,' the girl answered  firmly.  " 'You had best tell mo all about it  now,' I said, 'Half confidences are  worse than. none. .Besides, you do not  know how much wo know of. it.'  " 'On your head be it, Alice!' cried  her mother; and then, turning to me,  "I will tell you all, sir. Dp not imagine  that my agitation on behalf of my son  arises from any fear lest ha should have  had a hand in this dreadful affair.  He is utterly innocent of it. My  dread is, however, that in your eyes  and in the eyes of others he may  appear to be compromised. That, however, is utterly impossible. His high  character, his profession, his antecedents would all forbid  it.'  " 'Your best way is to make a clean  breast   of  the facts,:  I answered.  'De-  dauRhler    withdrew.   'Now,    sir,'  she  confirmed,  'I had no intention of telling you    all  this,  but since    my poor  daughter  has  disclosed   it,  I have  no  alternative.    'Haying once   decided to  speak, -I'will tell, you all without omitting  any. particular.'    ���������'������������������������'������������������ ���������  :." 'It   is  your  wisest  course,' said  I.  " 'Mr.    Drebber    has  been    with  us  nearly three weeks.   He and his secretary, Mr. Stangerson, had been traveling   on   the,' Continent.   I    noticed  a  "Copenhagen"   label  on   each  of  their  trunks,   .showing that that    had been  their last stopping-place.   . Stangerson  was a quiet^reserved man, but his employer, I    am sorry to    say, was ' far  otherwise.   He was coarse in his habits  and    brutish  in his   ways.   The very  night' of   his arrival he became   very  much the worst for drink, and, indeed,  after twelve o'clock in the day he could  hardly  ever  be said to be sober.  His  manners   toward the --M maid-servants  were   disgustingly free and   familiar.  Worst of all, he speedily assumed the  same  attitude   towards  my  daughter,  Alice,    and   spoke  to    her more  than  once in a way which, fortunately, she  is too, innocent to understand.   On one,  occasion he actually seized her in his  arms 'and embraced her���������an   outrage  which caused his own secretary to reproach him for bis unmanly conduct.'  "'But  why did you stand all this?'  I_ asked.   'I suppose that  yt������tl can get  rid of your boarders when you wish.'  "Mrs.    Charpentier  blushed    af my  pertinent question. ���������-  " 'Would to God that I had given  him notice on the; very< day be came/  she said. 'But; it was a sore temptation. They were paying a pound a day  each���������fourteen pounds a week, and  this is a slack season. I am a widow,  and my boy in the navy has cost me  much. I grudged to lose tho money.  I acted for the best. This last was too  much, however, and I gave him notioe  to,leave on account of it. That was  the reason of his going.' ���������  "'Well?' ���������.;��������� ' :.-  "'My  heart grew light When I saw  him drive away.- My son is on leave  just now, but I did not tell him anything of this, for his temper is violent,  and he is passionately fond of his sister.  When I closed the door behind them a  load seemed to be lifted from my mind.  Alas! in less than an hour there was a  ring  at   the  bell,  and I  learned  that  Mr.. Drebber    had returned.   Ho   was  much excited, and evidently the worse  for drink.   He forced his way into tho  room    where I was sitting    with ray  daughter,  and  made  some  incoherent  remark about having missed his train.  He  then  turned  to Alice,  and, before  my very, face, proposed to her that the  should fly with him.   ."You are of age,"  ho said, "and there is no' law to stop  you.   I    have  money  enough    and   to  spare.   Never mind  the old girl here,  but come along with me now straight  away. ��������� You shall live like a princess."  Poor Alice -was so frightened that she  shrunk away from him, but he caught  her  by  the  wrist  and  endeavored  to"  draw her toward the door.   I screamed,  and  at   that  moment  my son  Arthur  came  into  the room.    What happened  then I do not know.   I.heard oaths and  the confused sounds of a scuffle.   I was  too terrified to raise my head:   When  I did look up, I saw Arthur standing  in the doorway laughing, with a stick  in his hand.   "I don't think that fine  fellow will trouble us again," he said.  "I will just go after him and see what  he  does    with  himself."   With    those  wpras he took his hat and started off  down    the street.   The next" morning  we heard of Mr. Drebber's mysterious  death.' ���������    ��������� '  "This' statement came from Mrs.  Charpentier's lips with many gasps and  pauses. At times she spoke so low that  I could hardly catch tho words. I  made short hand notes of all that she  said, however, so that there should be  no  possibility  of a mistake."  "It's quite exciting," said Sherlock  Holmes, with a yawn. "What happened next?"  "When Mrs. Charpentier paused,"  the detective continued, "I saw that  the whole case hung. upon one point.  Fixing her with my eye in a way  which ! always found'effective with  women, I asked her at what hour her  son returned.  "'1 dp not know,' she answered.  " 'Not know?'  " 'No ; ho has a latch-key, , and let  himself in.'  "'After you  went  to  bed?'  .   "'Yes.'  "'When did you go  to bed?'  " 'About eleven.'  "'So your son was gone at least two  hours?'  "'Yes.' .       ;  "'Possibly four  or five?"  "'Yes.'  " 'What was he doing during that  time?'     ,  " 'I do not know,' sho answered, turning white to her very lips.  "Of course, after that there was nothing more  to   be  done.   I  found out  where    Lieutenant    Charpentier    was,  took two officers with me, and arrested him.     When I touched him on the  shoulder    and    warned  him    to come  quietly    with  us,    he  answered  us as  bold as  brass:  '1 suppose you are arresting me for being concerned in the  death of   that  scoundrel  Drebber,'  he  said.     We   had    said nothing to him  about it, so that his alluding to it had  a most suspicious aspect."  "Very," said Holmes.  "He still    carried    the,,  heavy stick  which his  mother    described    him as  having with  him    when    he  followed  Drebber.-. It was a stout oak  cudgel."  "What  is your  theory,   then ?"  "Well,.my theory is that he follpwed  Drebber as  far  as  the  Brixton  Road.  When /there, a fresh altercation  arose  between them, in the course of which  haps which killed him without leaving  any mark. The night was so wet that  no one was'' about, so Charpentier  dragged the body of his victim into the  empty house,' As to tho candle, and the  blood, a'nd the writting on the wall,  and the ring, they, may all be so many  tricks to throw the police on to the  wrong scent."  "Well done I" said Holmes, in an encouraging voice. "Iteally, Gregson,  you are getting along. We shall make  something of you yet."  "I flatter myself that I have managed it rather neatly," the detective  answered, proudly. "The young man  volunteered a statement, in which he  said that after following Drebber for  some time, the?: latter perceived him,  and took a cab in order, to get' away  from him. On his way home he met  an old shipmate, and took'a long .walk  with him.     On being asked where his  heart. And now comes the strangesl  part of the affair. What do you suppose  was  above  tho murdered man ?"  I felt a creeping of lesfh. and a pre-  -l felt a creeping of flesh,' and a pre  sentiment of coming horror, even be-  F.e, Sherlock Holmes answered.  ' The word ' Bache,' written in letters at blood," he said.  " That was it," said Lestrade, in.an  awe-struck voire; and we were all 'silent for a while.  There was something so methodical  and so incomprehensible about the  deeds of this, unknown assassin, , that  it imparted a fresh ghastli ness ,'to his  crimes.' My nerves, which were steady  enough on the field of battle, tingled  as.'l  thought of it.  "The man was seen," continued Lestrade. , "A milkboy, - passing on his  way   to, the dairy,  happened  to 'walk  old   .hipm.Wlivri.-B. wii unable to'^���������' ^S'','fft j������'% i"*dw'?m ''���������S"'  ujon tbi wrone ������������nt     lam ,IrnM ho  ",**���������",'������ "."S"L.^ 't*tE?*l,.n5'.5S "ft  won't-- make    much of it.      Why, by  Jove, here's. the; very, man himself 1"  It was indeed Lestrade, who had ascended the stairs while we were talking, and  who  now entered  tho room,  ed back and saw a man descend the  ladder: He came, down so quietly and  openly that the boy imagined him to  be some" carpenter or joiner, at' work  in   th.i   hotel.    He   took   no  particular  The assurance and jauntiness which ���������n ���������?���������i T\ T th,nl"n? ln.*-'  generally marked his demeanor and ?rW? ���������l,nd lhat ������ Taa earl-y for h-'m  dress were, however, wanting. nis ?L, f'h work* **ehM an impressior  face was disturbed and troubled, while }��������� " mM���������- **\1, had a reddish  his clothes were disarranged and un- , SfelJ^d %V}S dresse? ln a ong brown-  tidy. He had evidently come with tho ���������������*L U* must have stayed in the  intention of consulting with Sherlock I 21 f^ V" Vl!?6 ,afV* th.6 ^"  Holmes, for on perceiving his colleague ' dner;h*\������Lw? ������ou,nd Wocd-stainod water  ho appeared to bo embarrassed and put n" Su **aaJn- wl}ere he had washed hi,  out. Ho stood in the center of the 5andf-,a"d,.!na,'1J31<"1 Lhe sheets who o  rn^m   f������������������Ki; ������������������    ���������^���������������������������.,i���������    ,���������;ii.     ���������.;���������   fle ���������  deliberately wiped  his knife.'  I glanced at Holmes on hearing the  description of the murderer, which  tallied so exactly with his own. There  was, however, no trace of exultation  or s-atisfaction  upon his face.  "Did you find nothing in the room  which could furnish a clew to the  murderer?"  he   asked.  "Nothing. Stangerson had Drebber's purse in his pocket, but it seems  fhaf this was usual, as he did all (he  paying. Th->re was eighty-odd pounds  in it, but nothing had been taken.  Whatever the 'motives of these extraordinary crimes, robbery is conainly  not ono of them. There were no papers or memoranda in the murdeied  man's pock������t, except a single telegram  dated from Cleveland about a month  ago, and containing tho words, 'J. H.  is in Europe." There was no name appended   to   this  message."  "And there was nothing else?"  Holm?s asked.  "Nothing of any importance. Thc  man's novel, with which he had read  himself to sleep, was lying upon the  bnd, and his pipe was on a.chair beside him. There was a glass of water  on (h> table, and on. the window-sill  mall  chip ointment-box containing  room, fumbling   nervously   with    his  hat, and uncertain what to do.  , "This is a most extraordinary case,"  he said, at last���������"a most incomprehensible affair."  "Ah, you find it so, Mr. Lestrade!"  cried Gregson, triumphantly. " "I  thought you would come lo that conclusion. Have yon managed to find  the secretary, Mr. Joseph Stangerson ?",   <  "The secretary, Mr. Joseph Stangerson," said Lestrade, gravely, "was murdered at Halliday's Private Hotel about  six o'clock  this morning."  A FISHERMAN'S TRIALS.  Exposure While nt Sea Iironcht on ail  Alliirl- or Srladca Wblcli Caused tltf  Most Excruciating Agony.  Mr. Geo. W. Shaw, of Sandford, N.sf  follows the occupation of a fishermaif  and like all  who pursue  this arduou,  calling is exposed frequently  to inele  meat weather.   Some years ago,  as  result of exposure, Mr. Shaw was at  tacked  by  sciatica,    and    for  month1!  suffered  intensely.    He says  the paijl  he  endured was something agonizinp'  and he was not able !to do any worj  for some months.   His hip was drawjf  out  of shape by  the  trouble,  and, th*  doctor who attended him said  that ij  had .also affected  the spine. 'After-bq  ing  under  the' care  of a doctor'   fol  several  months    without    getting  rej  lief,   Mr.  Shaw    discontinued  medicaf  treatment, and resorted to the uso ol  plasters, and; liniments,  but   with   n<[  better results. He was advised  to  t.H  Or.   Williams', Fink ,Pills  and  fihallj  decided   to  do;   so.   After  usiug; ilionl  for a couple of weeks, lie. found a do  cided relief, and in about two month']  lime' every   trace  of. the trouble  hac'j  disappeared, and he has not since b'eei-  ���������.rouliled   with  any  illness.   Mr. Sbav*|  says    he occasionally    takes a  box  oif  pills   to  ward  off any possible recur-j  icnce  of  the  trouble. 1  Those  attacked   with  sciatica,  rheuy  m.itism.    and   kindred    troubles,  will)  avoid much suffering and save money!  by taking Dr. Williams' Pink Bills at?  Lhe outset of the trouble.   Solc^by all]  dealers or sent' postpaid at 50c. a box^  or  six   boxes  for  $2.50,  by addressing*!  (he Dr. Williams* Medicine Co., Brock-  ville,  Ont.  CHAPTER VII.  Tho intelligence wiLh which Lestrade  greeted us was so momentous and so  unexpected that we were all three  fairly dumbfounded. Gregson sprang  out of his chair and upset tho remainder of his whisky and water. I  stared in silence at Sherlock' Holmes,  whose lips were compressed and his  brows drawn  down over  his eyes.  "Stangerson, tool'' he muttered. "The  plot 'thickens."  "It was quite thick enough before,"  grumbled Lestrade, taking a chair. "U  seem  to  have  dropped  into  a sort  of   a  council of war."  "Aro you���������are you sure of this piece  of intelligence?" stammered Gregson. ,  "I have just come from his room,"  said Lestrade. "I was the first to discover what had occurred."  "Wo have been hearing Gregson's  view of the matter," Holmes observed.  "Would you mind letting us know  what you havo seen and done?"  'I have -no objections," Lestrade an-  a couple of pill  Sherlock Holmes sprang from his  chair with on exclamation of delight.  "Th? last link !" he cried, exultantly.   "My  case  is  complete."  Th_> two detectives stared at. him in  amazement.  "1 have now in my hands," my com-  ipanion .--aid, confidently, "all the  threads  which    have  formed   such    a  swered, seating himself. "I freely con-j tangle. There are, of course, details  fess that I was of the opinion that to ba filled in, but I am as certain  Stangerson was concerned in the death ; of all-. Ihi main facts, from the time  of Drebber. Tliisfresh development has'that Drebber parted from Stangerson  shown me that I was completely mistak- at the station, up to the discovery of  en. Full of the one idea, I set myself th.'- body o������ the latter, a3 if i had seen  to find out what had become  of   the | th-m with  my own  eyes.   I will give  A CAT'S PENSION.  A most fortunate animal os a little,1!  black and white kitten which rccentljs|  attached  itself   to   the  church   of    St J  Augustine,  Highbury,    says   the  Lor;-"  don  Telegraph.      In    spite    of the et- I  forts put forth by the officials to in-jl  duceher  to leave  tlie sacred precincts, i|  she returned again and again, hor per-,?ij  sistoncy   in   the  end   bringing  its  due.'i  reward.      A  lady  connected  with  the '.  church sot aside a sum of money to be, J  devoted  to   the  comfort  and  mainton*  ance    of the    cat.       As a   protection  against bad weather, a neat little ken-^]  nei has been erected at this lady's ex-*'j'  pense in a cosy corner of the grounds,^!  whilst thc purveyor of milk and    tho^v*8  caL's-meatrman s.oply hor daily nceds.";*j  The protection  of   the  law  is also  in>*-*"  formally extended to this new tenant.",  for the constables on point duty at the'  spot  show  warm  interest  in   the  kitten's welfare. *  British   American   Assurance   Co.v;  ANNUAL MEETING.  pend   upon  it,  if your son is innocent  ho will  be none the worse.'  " 'Perhaps,    Alice,  you    had    better j.Drebber    received    a blow    from    tho  '.eave    us together,'   she said, and hex' stick, in  the pit  of  the stomach, per-  seeretary. They had been seen to-  Igether at Euston Station about half  past eight on the evening of the third.  At two in the morning Drebber had  been found in the Brixton, Road: The  question which confronted nie was to  find out how Stangerson had been employed between 8.30 and the time of  the crime, and what had become of  him afterward. I telegraphed to Liverpool, giving a description of the man,  and warning -them to keep a watch  upon the American boats. I then'set  to work calling upon all the hotels  and lodging-houses in the vicinity o������  Euston. You see, I argued that if  Drebber and his companion had become separated, the natural course for  the latter would be to put up somewhere in the vicinity for the night,  and then to hang about: the station  again   next   morning."  " They would be likely to agree on  some meeting-place beforehand," remarked Holmes  "So it proved.. I spent the whole of  yesterday evening .in making enquiries entirely without avail.. 1 his morning I began very early, and at eight  o'clock I reached Halliday's Private Hotel, in Little George Street. On my  in--,uiry as to whether-a-Mr. Stangerson was living there, (hey at once answered me in the affirmative.  " 'No doubt you aro the gentleman  he was expecting,' they said. ' He has  been waiting for a gentleman for two  days.-  " 'Where is ho now?" I asked.  " ' He is upstairs in bed. He wished  to  be called at nine.'  " It seemed to me that my sudden  appearane'e might shake his nerves  open, and beside the window, all hiid-  guarded. The Boots volunteered to  show me the room; it was on the second floor, and there was a small corridor leading up to it. The Boots pointed out the door to me, and was about  to go downstairs again, when I saw  something that made me feel sickish,  in spite of my twenty year.s' experience. From under the door there curled a little red ribbon of blood, which  had meandered across the passage and  formed a little pool along the skirting at the other side. I gave a cry,  which brought the Boots back. He  near'v fainted when ho saw it.. The  door was locked on the inside, but we  put our shoulders to it and knocked  it in. The window of the room was  open, and beside the vvisdow, ii.li huddled up, lay the body of a man in his  night-dress. He was quite dead, and  had been for some time, for his limbs  were rigid and cold. When we turned him over, the. Boots recognized him  at once as being the same gentleman  who had engaged the Toem under th������  name of Joseph Stangerson. The caus/e^  of death was a deep stab in the left';  side, which must havo penetrated .{lie   '���������*<*���������������������������-'  you a proof of my knowledge. Could  you lay your hand upon those  pills?" ���������/���������'..  "I have them," said Lestrade, producing a small white box; "I . took  th-m and the purse and the telegram,  intending to have them put in a place  of saf"ty at ihe police station. It  was the . merest chance my taking  thrjse pills, for I am bound to say that  I do not attach any importance to  them." .  To be Continued.   ..  THE RETIRED BUKGLAR.  He  Thinks' AH   People   Have a  Stri-iik ������;  .simi'ium'iic, an.I n>i>v������:o-M ;������������<��������� iiimscir.  ��������� "I reckon," said the retired "burglar,  "that w<j all have a streak of sentiment in us, if wo only knew it. . I  ruinember once going into a hpuse  whjne. I sceoped in downstairs a miserable little lot of .worn and battered  spoons that looked as though generations of children had chewed on 'em,  and then going on upstairs in the  hopes of finding fapiheihing bettor. _ I  saw a light slanting out across the  hall through a partly op'^h door and  heard  somebody   talking  there.  "Whjn 1 got along to where I could  see in through the crack between the  door and th j piano ~L~saw-a;"young man  sitting in that room .'on the edge of  the bed, a,young fellow, maybe. 18 or  20, very much downcast, just now, and  sitting there on the edge of the bed,  with his id bows on his knees and his  head in his hands, looking very dejected and listening to a woman talking,  who sat on the edge of the bed, too,  down by tho footboard of it: She  wa.s dressed in black, and she was a  widow, as I could tell by looking at  her easy enough, and as I learned in  a minute by hearing her talk.  "And of courso the boy was her son.  Ho must have come into the house  just before 1 did, and she was sitting  up waiting for him ; and now sho was  talking to him. It was ruin, ol course.  Bui, she didn't growl at him, nor find  fault with him, nor pick at him at  all. Shs loved him, you know, bettor  *n anything on earth, and'it broke her  heart, pretty near, to see him drink,  and she just talked along to him that  way and about how his father was  gone and he was air she had left now  and ah that sort of thing, you know,  and; the more I heard her talk the  moro I thought I did. not want the  pesky old spoons. Pooty thin and no  account, they were, anyway> but I  thought she might miss 'em, anc}:<when  [ saw, or imagined I saw,"a, tear falling down between the boy's hands and  his.toother leaning forward and lay-  jiti^'a hand on his shoulder, you know1  Ivrhpi^I'i'did ? . I slid 'downstairs and  pjitithe blessed old spoons back where  'I'lfbuhd? 'em and took a sneak."  The sixty-fifth annual meeting of tho '''  shareholders of this company was held/  ut its offices in this city at noonyes-���������u  terday.  'J'ho President, Hon. Goo. A. Cox, oc- -  cupied the. chair, and Mr. P. H Sims, ,  who.was appointed to act as Secretary, ;;'  read   the following.        '������������������"���������' }.  -,       ANNUAL   IUEPOBT. J  ������������������������������������''The directors beg to submit (he ;  sixty-fifth annual report of the com-,''  pany' embracing: the transactions forv  the year ending 31st December last, .t  and a statement of the assets and lia-'  bilities  at  the close of   the yeai\ *?  In the fire branch, while  there has I  been  a slight reduction  in  the prem-f  ium  income,   the  results  as   a   whole .^  have  been  fairly satisfactory,  showing |  a moderate margin.of profit, notwith- ;���������  standing the fact (hat, there were soma }_  serious conflagrations during tho year -i?.  in which .th'ij company was involved for-,;1  considerable amounts���������notably, the al- 3j  most  total  destruction of the City of.'.&  New Westminster in September last.     |  The. closing months of the year were |  marked  by  aJ succession of exception- ���������$-  ally   disastrous   storms,  heth  on   the'is  ocean  and  on  the  great  lakes,  which J*  resulted in  an unprecedented   loss of %  lifo and x'roperty. Asa consequence all 3  companies engaged  in the business of .*;  marine  insurance   show a  heavy   loss >  on tha transactions of. the year,-and in I  its comparatively limited operations in v  this branch   this company hasshared-  in tho g-.meial unfavorable,experience.  It is encouraging, hov.ever, in considering tho future prospects of this business, to observe that  the heavy losses  incurred during   the past year, coupled  wiih ihe  unpioiitable results of some  preceding years, have led' to a'general'  mo\ ement among marine underwriters  .'oc .materially advancing     rates     and  bringing   about    other reforms which  the directors   feel   assured   will place  the  busine.3 on a much  more satisfactory footing     than fori. several   years  past.  The directors feel that there, is  cause for congratulation in the fact  tli it the company has passed through  a year which, in many respects, has.  been a frying one to those engaged in  ;ire and; marine insurance business,  and paid its usual dividened to shareholders without making any material  reduction in its resurve fund.  Summary of financial stateinents-  \  Total   cash  ijcomo  . .    ,  Total    expenditure,     including   appropriation  . for losses under ad just-  men t      .        .'"-.���������,-  Balan<f;c>.  Dividenlds dc-jlared.  Total, assets      .    '.' . .  Total liabilities     .      .  ������,1,472,307.38..   !  1,442,412.81  ������20,89153  52,500 00  ?1,519,1G4.18  398,152.3t)  Surplus to policyholders ,. ������1,321,011.80  The following gentlemen were elected  to serve as directors for the ensuing  year:���������Hon. Geo. A. Cox, J. J. Kenny,  Hon. S. C. Wppd. S. F. McKinnon, Thos.  Long,-John Ho>n, Q.C., LL.D.; H. M.  .t-oJlatt,   R..'  Jaitiay,, F.   A.   Myers.  At a meeting of the Ixiard, held subsequently, Hon. Geo. A. Cox was elected President ' and Mr. J. J. K<enny  Vice-President.  :- ���������-���������-?������������������:/;���������.���������:!.���������  kW* 7QMAFS LOT IN BBMABI  JREATED BY MAN AS AN INFERIOR  BEING.    ,  ���������r MTfi Pn-iHril In lliicc-uliis Urii-lRcry���������  Miu.Miisl l������o (lie Hardest Kliul of Work  for I lie I.ow<sl Possible  Pay-Shopgirls  <���������(���������< !jiT :t tloiilll,  llousclllillilt $3.  Doubtless no    traveler    in Germany  uis    failed    to remark, as one of (he  Characteristic    features    of    the land,  he  peculiar position, or. lack of posi-  ion,  that Teutonic womankind holds,  ys a letter from  Munich.      In  get-  ing into the country the first glimpse  com a car window makes it easy  to  'tndcrstand    why    tho German speaks  okingly of "the weaker sex." Deep in  is heart he means himself.     The wo-  nen work  in  the fields,   not   like  tho  men, but like tho beasts; they are the  backbone    of    tho , nation's    economy,  .'hen, in the first city, the thing is emphasized.      A tro.vcller, after the pri-  iml shock ho gets from  the aspect of  ���������.he men's troussrs, which are built in  Jermany upon the pattern of a section  sheet-iron stovepipe, is most slrong-  fiy impressed'byo the fact that the women seemingly do all the work���������or all  he  work  that  is hard enough  to  be  called so. o In    a place  like  this,   perhaps the most typical of German cities  of    the/   old style, one minute's walk  ffroin the hotel shows that the hodcar-  ries;aro all women, that .tho laborers  'on the street car lines are likewise women,.   that   a large proportion of the  conveyances in    tho streets are small  'carts pulled by women in partnership  with dogs, that hiost of the wood-choppers, are women, and .that everywhere,  .under, most circumstances in which the  ia!.bor is rough and menial, the woman  is doing the bulk of the work, while  the man, even  if pretending  to  help,  is mainly occupied in watching her efforts with approbation.       .   .    '',  It is not only in the lower walks of  life that the .proposition is tof, he remarked���������peasants, or noble, the destiny  of the German woman is work. Whether it be manual labor, or merely' the  vexing, details of practical, housekeep-  injg, few German -women escape; if, cn|  ^3 one hand, the work is ill-adapted  to woman's strength and often injurious to health, on the other it is none  the less exacting and wearying. But  ���������;it- is, according to the German code,  obligatory. Woman is not supposed  to-have an equal footing: with man,  and she herself would be the last to  ������x'pect or demand it.. For so is Lshe  trained���������and has been for generations.  Social usage even declares that she cannot speak to a man until he has spoken. She may glance at. him in the  street, but sho may not recognize him  until he has signified his desire to be  recognized. ' That is the first article  of the social law, and it is followed by  others as arbitrary or more so. -Wo-  man's rights is a subject that has been  heard of mostly in whispers in Germany ; but Germans, densely, perhaps,  have heard it spoken of as if it wero  the name of a new variety of cucumber.. The new woman, if sho dared to  appear, would doubtless be regarded by  most of them with the same indifference as the fruit itself.  If a traveller    should go- on  a Sunday  afternoon  to  a concert at ono of  .the big Munich breweries he would see  air about him evidences of that beautiful German family life which    is traditional.     The   German���������and particularly  the    South    German���������nearly  . al-  'ways    takes his    family with  him  to  share his Sunday pleasures, even to the  'dog.      When  it comes to  sharing: the  besr and sausage, however, it is iriler-  ;,esting to note what the average  Ger-  jman  considers a share.      He orders.a  liter of beer, and a plate of sausages.  Each of the family gets one sip of tho  beer,  and that  ends it���������not'the  beer,  but  the share.      As for  the sausages,  ;.materfamilies declares  that she has no  1 hunger ;"    and  the   children  are  supposed to be in the same condition. They  i thereupon watch  papa while he  bolts  i his    sausages    and  the dog  gets    the  i skins.     This is not always the'proce-  . dure,  but it is usually so.      What it  exemplifies principally is  the German  idea.      The German man may be generous    enough,   but    the German  woman ia.the most soLf-denying creature  in tho world, and really beleaving that  her needs and her rights are entirely  different from and subservient to those  of  the  man.   It  might go   hard  with  her if she ventured to think otherwise,  but  there is rarely  danger of that. ���������  '     The brewery scene is entirely typical  of the average Gorman���������or, more particularly,    perhaps,    South    German���������  j,''family life.      A Gorman girl finds    a  husband by virtue of    her  dowry,  or  savings.      The exceptions  to  the   rule  are hardly,  appreciable.   Married, she  enters upon a humdrum existence,    n  single year of which would seem calculated to unbalance the reason of any  person  less unimaginative and domes  tic  in  the baldest sense of  the  term.  There  are    probably  no happier    women in the land; which shows how lit���������  .tie- the  German   feminine    nature,  or  training,    exacts.   ' But whatever sho  expects in    matrimony, she    gets one  thing surely, and that is work.     Even  then her position is infinitely preferable  to  that of her  unmarried sister.  The German spinster- is an  object nl  most If not always piteous.      Receiving  consideration    from  neither man  woman nor child, regarded usually as  a huroevj smd an anomaly by her rela  tives, It is hardly to be wondered at  that sho is a spinster rarely by choice  It is usually a question purely of  dowry. It is not necessary that the  amount be large, but it must be some  thing. With ������50,000 a girl may have  almost her pick of eligible suitors:  with ������20,000 she may win a Lieutenant  in the army, the amount is fixed by  imperial law ; from that amount down  to ������40���������(he smallest dowry that enters into consideration in the German  matrimonial market���������her chances are  proportioned strictly in accordance1  with the, amount.  Notwithstanding the immense importance of "'dowries, a majority of  German maidens are dowerless. It ro  mains with themselves, then, to make  good' (ho deficiency; and it is just  (here that tho most poignant features  of the German woman's lot become apparent. There are no remunerative  situations open lo wom-n in Germany,  Bookkeepers, stenographers, milliners  and dres'-makers receive wages which  arc only a degree less pathetic than  those earned by shopgirls. As a general thing it may bo said that no women employed in ordinary vocations receive waRPS sufficient for her respectable maintenance and (he putting by  of enough to provide her with a husband or reasonable comfort in adverse days. It is (rue that there is an  admirable pension system for wage-  earners in Germany, and it is also (rue  that Germans can, and do, live oh annuities which in any other country  would seem ludicrous;-.but the. main  fact rcamins-T-the wages of women  show no,evidence of intention to provide for the cohesion of body and soul.  It is held by employers, with a cynicism that deserves a worse name, that  women - wage-earners do not require  living,wages for the reason that they  are capable of receiving outside aid.  When they live with their families  they doubtless receive that aid; and  too often they are;: driven to invite it,  whether they live with their families  .or. not; but the great mass of honest  working girls are obliged ;to practice  self-denial to an extent which would  frighten a Canadian girl into disability to perform any'work at all.' There  are shopgirls in Munich, for in-  'stance, who live, and have lived .for  years, on' wages ranging'frorn;$7,to,'  ������10 a month, paying for their lodgings;'  their food,, and their clothing..' It' is'  a blessed thing for theim that'they can;  get furnished rooms for ������3 a.month; a  full dihner'for 10 cents, and'that they  are .satisfied with a cup. of -cpffee in  the morning and black \ bread' and;: beer  in the evening, for that is all'they get.  Beer and black bread have saved thousands of lives'in Germany. . "'������������������)'  There is, however, one situation thai!;  a girl may: get, the - earnings of which  are more than likely -,'topbe good, viewed from the> German standpoint���������that  of waitress in a restaurant or beer-  saloon���������the terms are practically synonymous. The work of a kellnerin is  not nearly so much like drudgery as  most other work for, women . is ; her  earnings depend largely' upon her  personality, she wears good clothes, and  her opportunity for making male.ac-  quaintancesr-with marriage as . a; po-  t-entiality^is of ,the best. But all  girls may not become ��������� .-< kelluerinnen;  some,' indeed, consider the situation  not respectable) on account of the associations and their usual consequences. Then they^must be pretty, otherwise they will earn little or nothing,  even if they get the place,; nobody  knows better than the wirth how comely girls draw custom, and that is all  he asks of them. y  Most    German    girls of    a    certain  class,   then,  in  looking over,,the field  for an agreeable future, nurse the one  ambition to become a kellnerin.   They  begin at the age of 16* as "water girls",  ���������that is as helpers to the real kellner-  innen,  under whose orders they are���������  and occupy .  themselves    in    carrying  beer and the glasses of water which invariably  go  with  coffee  in    German-  speaking countries.      They work usually from 5 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock at night for a stipend of 75  cents a week, plus meals, which    are  light enough to be .eaten standing. After an apprenticeship, varying   from a  few months to a year or more, according more to their degree of beauty than  to (heir proficiency, they blossom into  leal    kellrierihnen,"   get    a    hanging  money  pouch    and become practically  independent.     That, is to say, they receive  no  further salary, but  keep  accounts of the "house," just as if  they  were selling on commission.     The commission    consists,  in    almost    all cases, solely of the tips they receive from  customers.      Their earnings from this  source  vary, exceedingly.   In   an, ordinary; cafe, patronized chiefly by  Germans,  a kellnerin will  make from  75  cents  to  ������1   a day  only,    because   the  German is not a reckless tip-giver, nnd  he rarely exceeds 21-2 cents,  no matter how, much service ho has exacted.  He  always gives something,  however,  and most Germans consider it mean to  give  less than one cent, although  the  imperial, coinage makes it possiblo for  him    to    give,    one-quarter    of    that  amount.     In cafes patronized by foreigners,  on  the contrary,    a kellnerin  will rnako sometimes as much as ������3 a  day,  nnd  an  average of ������10 or  ������12  a  week  is not  uncommon.      It  depends  greatly upon how pretty she is; and a  wage of ������12 a week for a woman means  in south Germany, that she .Is almost,  if not  quite,  a beauty.     .For- this  income she works exactly seventeen hours  a day, and sometimes longer.     During  carnival, for instance, (here are several  weeks at a stretch when she  has but  three, or four hours     a day  for sleep  and rest.     The work is probably    the  hardest,    in  a     well-patronized    cafe,  ever invented by man.     The girls are  on   their feet constantly, in an atmosphere   reeking  with  smoke from    the  two-cent cigars which, in Germany are  considered    superfine,    and   that    she  leaves at 1 o'clock in  the. morning  to  seek a bedroom in which tliere   is never fire from year's end to year's end.  One day in eight or ten she has a holiday  at her  own expense.      Moreover,  unless she be exceedingly quick at figures and have a long memory she often   finds she ; has earned  nothing,   or  almost   nothing,  for  the    day's  work,  notwithstanding her tips.     According  Lo  the. German custom,  the patron of.  j. cafe' doeB not pay until he leaves it,  ind the amount he owes is the amount  he says he owes���������there Is nothing to  show for it. As a rule the Germans  ire long sitters, and if a man has remained in a cafe throughout tho afternoon and evening, has drunk,  and dined, and smoked, he sometimes  'ogets Ihat he has had so much. Then  lIJo kellnerin suffers, for unless she  remembers���������which is practically impossible in a large cafe���������she must depend upon h.'s word, although she herself has been duly charged for everything she has ordered. It must be  said, in honor of the German, however,  that ho would hardly cheat a1'kellnerin intentionally ; were he to try to do  so it is incontestable that all the other men in tho ' cafe would rise in a  body, hustlo him into the street, and  hurt him.  Notwithstanding (he extremely hard  lines of the kellnerinnen, there is always a host of applications for every  vacant place. They are mostly tho  dauhgters of small shopkeepers, and  many of them havo received good education. Being obliged to earn their  own livings, they choose to become  waitresses rather than shopgirls or  housemaids. Perhaps there is no better evidence of what German women  are obliged to make of their lives than  that afforded by the existences of this  latter class���������not (he parlormaid nor  the fancy cook, but the simon pure  maid of, all work that every German  family with any income at ail keeps to  torture to a degree probably unknown  to any working girl save the London  lodging house' "slavey." ..- .-' '     ,  In the first place these girls go-out  to service when,very-young���������they aro  rarely more than 15 or 16* years old when  they seek their,first situation. At the  start they often receive ho, wages at  all, and if they do the amount is ������1.50  a month. After three or four years'  service, when they are supposed to become efficient, they are advanced to, ������3  or ������4 a month, and the latter sum is  perhaps the average for a first-class  maid. "Very few get as much-as ������5,  although a superior cook of long experience can command il������0 or ������12. In  addition to the wage the Government  exacts 20 cents a month'as prpyision  for disability in old age-^in which case  a small pension is paid;������and,-, there- is  also:. a small, quarterly payment to be  made in consideration of the fact that  'the. municipality . provides free medical aid and a hospital bed in the event  jof illness;^' ."-':'V' '"  : .The','German maid usually sleeps in a  closet with or without-a window. She  gets up at dawn, and for .breakfast has  a .cup of .imitation coffee and- a roll.  For dinner she has spup, a small piece  of meati.-'.one''. vegetable, another; roll  and a glass of water. For supper, a  pint of beer and a slice of black bread.  That .is .the daily portion, without  variation, of forty-nine out out of fifty  German servants.: ���������' Butter is unknown  to her, as are also all ;the other things  that most people' like particularly to  eat; she never has*1 the : same food as  that which appears on the family tablo  ���������coarser ������������������ and cheaper ; articles being  brought especially for her and duly  measured', out by the mistress of, ,tho  house at every meal.:     ..-.'���������  Upon this diet the maid is .supposed  to work cheerfully and hard for eighteen hours a day.     The first rule in  Gcinan   household' conduct, is :    Never  let your maid sit down, and it is followed to the letter by  the competent  housewife.      Work: is  invented if  tho  housemaid'should find    herself    with  nothing   to do,'   which occurs seldom.  Besides, doing all  the cooking,  scrubbing, washing and ironing, marketing  and after the family mending the German maid has, by way of diversion, all  the family boots to black, German women    have    their  boots blacked ' like  men  and there    aro no  bootblacks in  most German cities, several hardwood  floors to  wax,  wood  to  chop,  coal  to  carry from the cellar and unnumbered  errands to run.     If a trunk is  to bo  carried downstairs, she does it or helps  to do it; if the family with which   she  lives keeps    a shop,    she puts in  her  spare moments as errand and delivery  girl; if the women of the familygo to  the  theatre she hurries up her work,  hustles  to  the  theatre,  and waits '  to  bring    them home.     In a   word,   the  German   maid is required  to  perform  almost    every * known    function, from  that of a pack mule to that of a hairdresser. .   None of hor time is her own;  but   if her  mistress is  satisfied  with  her she. is allowed to have three hours  every  other Sunday    afternoon  to  go  out with her sweetheart orto visit her  relatives.  Despite the hard work and lack of  fond, German maids are usually comely and robust, and it is undeniable  that they are the most cheerful, and  se?mingly happy, of all tho working  girls. They do not often find husbands while servants, being given to  admiration for lhe soldiery, who may  not marry. Later on, however, after  (hoy have saved enough from their  wages, even that is possible, to buy a  diminutive candy or cake shop; they  easily find partners for life���������many of  whom, doubtless, are attracted by the  opportunity for partnership in the  business. Even then, although they  may be happy, their lives are more than  likely,to be spent in that endless round  of drudgery which seems to be-considered, in Germany woman's natural  birthright.  ALL ABOUT IEW ONTARIO.  THE   COUNTRY   IS   RICH   IN  PARK  LANDS, TIMBER AND MINES.  THE KING  OF  Till-:  BELGIANS.  The King of- the' Belgians takes a  great deal of outdoor exercise, and  particularly so when at Ostend, his  favorite resort, ��������� and where ho has a  charming summer palace. Although  he suffers from lameness arising from  a stiff knee, he usually walks fully  twenty miles a day. The cause, of his  lameness occurred many years ago,  when he was quite a young man and  Queen Victoria was visiting Brussels. Prince Leopold, as he was then  was in command of . Her Majesty's  escort, necessitating his being in the  saddle for many hours during a heavy  downpour, from which he caught, a  chill, it settling in his knee, causing  permanent  lameness.   .  riunty   or   Jlliitn-;   Liiiiil  nnd   I'lenly   ol  t.'liances-   Tor TIio.so  "It'llIi  .".jjrlciillurai  Tastes.  "The Newer Districts of Ontario" is  the title of a pamphlet just published  by the Ontario Government. It treats  of the Rainy River, Wabigoon, Algoma  and Temiscamingue districts, and is  full of valuable information for prospective settlers. Mr. Duncan Anderson, of Rugby, Ont., prepared the pamphlet, under the instructions of the  Minister of Agriculture. Mr. Anderson started out on May lGthyand was  away until July 23rd. In this time ho  travelled 0,450 miles by rail, 525 by  boat, 315 miles on foot, and 110 miles  driving.  In the Port Arthur section Mr.  Anderson found good crops of hay,  barley, oats, spring wheat, potatoes,  turnips, and vegetables. It is well  watered, and there is a fair growth  of poplar, spruce, jack pine, white  birch, cedar and tamarack. The markets at Fort William- and Port  Arthur are good, and the prices paid  are high. .  .  THE WABIGOON DISTRICT.  The advantages of tho Wabigoon district are summed' up as fellows:���������1.  Cheap land and easily cleared, fifty  cents per acre on easy terms. 2. The  main line of Iho Canadian Pacific Bail-  way passes right through tho agricultural belt. 3. Tho best of local markets. 4. Sufficient timber for building, fencing and fuel. 5. The country  is well watered with rivers, creeks  and wells. 6. The soil and climate aro  particularly well adapted to the growing- of fall and spring wheat, barley,  oats, potatoes, turnips, and all kinds  of vegetables and small fruits. Corn  and- standard apples don't seem to do  jso well, unless it be the very hardest  varieties. 7. Grasses grow in great  luxuriance. 8. A very healthy c)imr  ate. 9. Good rpads for a new country,  10. Plenty of winter work in the-  lumber camps; also hauling and chopping cordwood.   ���������    .  BAT  POBTAGB  DISTRICT.  Thc Rat Portage district  had much  mining land, and also farm land.   Tho  couclusipns reached regarding the Rat  Perl.age    district are given' as  below:  1. That there are schools and churches  in almost every part of tho settled'sec-  tions.     2.^   That plenty of employment  can bo had at any season of the year  in the lumber camps; on the roads, and  at tho mines; and that wages are good,  3.    The   flies   are bad on stock   for a  month and a half in mid-summer, requiring the    cattle    to be put in    the  stable    during   the  day   ciuie.   4.  The  winters are  bright and  clear.   5.    As  a stock and dairy country it cannot bo  surpassed.   (J. Local markets are good  and likely to continue, as it is closely  adjacent    to    tho mining regions.     7. |  That  one  can   have  an  easily cleared  farm by locating on  tho burned land,  or if a timbered lot be chosen, the settler will have plenty of profitable winter work at his own home as  long as  Lhe  timber    lasts.      8.    Good  natural  drainage, and splendid spring und well  water.     9.    The perserverance and industry will bring its reward in a good  comfortable  farm   home,   and   a work-  in gman with limited means who wants  a homo can get  it  here.  ABOUT SAULT STB. MARIE.  In the Sle. Marie seeLion thore is  some good agricultural land. There are  still 4,000 acres not taken up on St.  Joseph's Island. On the island farms  can .be bought from.������150 to ������1,0(10, according to Ihe soil and improvements.  About Goulnis Hay the. country is somewhat broken and the land is generally in the valleys hammed in by i ocky  ridges. The. be-si soil is a sandy loam,  which, when intelligently cultivated,  gives very profitable, results. Two-  I birds of the limlier on Lhe uplands  is hard sugar maple, iron wood, and  black and yellow birch. Thc low lands  have, in addition to maple and birch,  balsam, spruce and a few tamarac. The  maple land is not as difficult to clear,  as the LinilKM' is more easily burned.  The cost' of clearing would be. from ������!:)  to ������15 an.acre. Wheat does well, and  so do oats, potatoes,, turnips and  fruit. *' <  MILLION AND A QUARTER ACHES.  The area of agricultural land  in the districL of Temisoamingue is  estimated at abouL 1,250,000 acres.  The soil is very uniform, and consists  of a strong rich clay. The tiinl>er,  chiefly, balsam and spruce, is so thick  ind unbroken Ihat the sun and wind  cannot penetrate, it. This land will  stand any amount of cropping, and  intelligently farmed, will give very  profitable returns. The surface of the  land is smooth with few cradle holes.  Upon the river Blanche, there are large  tracts of level clay land, which were,  burned over a few years ago and could  be brought inlo cultivation'almost as  cheaply as prairie land. It is not yet  in the market, however. The timber  consists of pine, spruce, balsam, tamarac, cedar, poplar and a scattering  of white oak and black ash. But on  the best farming land tho timber has  very little ooimjiierci-il value, except,  pine and cedar, which grow to a  large size. But the bulk of tho timber is balsa ni and spruce, ranging from  five to fourteen inches in diameter.  Vegetables of every kind grow to-per-  ection, and so do small fruits, while  ill the cereals grown  in southern On  tario, with the exception of the mor������  Lender varieties of corn, grow welL  Here I saw fine crops of epas, barley,  fall and spring wheat, oats, timothy,  and clover hay, potatoes, etc. Some'  fields of hay grown on new land  amongst the stumps would go over two  tons to tho acre. The proposed James  Bay railway would put this in direct  connection with Toronto. Mr. Anderson says:���������"I think it would be wise  for ihe Government to raise the price  of land hero from fifty cents to one  dollar per acre, using the added fifty  cents to give increased aid to the first  eighty miles of the line."  "PLENTY OF FARM LAND.  In concluding, Mr. Anderson says  that in Ontario there are at least  2,500,000 acres of good bind at present  available for settlement���������enough to  absorb our surplus agricultural population for many years. Tho land is  cheap; it is easy of access ; the climate  is healthy ; money can be earned at  (he lumber camps, the mines and on  the. colonization roads; so that tha  settlor-and his family will l>o maintained in comfort: during the first and  second years until the farm produces  enough to support his family. So for  tho struggling mechanic, day worker,  and all those who are putting their  labour on the. market, there is a- better ch-ince for homes in the unlocated  land of Ontario than st jd ng in tho  overcrowded industrial cmlres, where  the cry for work is becoming yearly  more acute, for even if such have but  a rudimentary knowledge of farming,  they will bo able to learn from their  neighbors.  QUEER ANIMAL AGREEMENTS.  Unlike <;i-ciitiu-<-s III at 4'cl AIoiik Very Well  In Common Quarter*.  An intimate connection subsisting  between different animals is known as  commensalisni, commensals being creatures which may bo said to sit at tha  same table, but which do not prey upon one another. Of late years naturalists have become acquainted with  numerous examples of this form of  animal partnership. In ono of the  Chicken Islands, off the New Zealand  coast, a curious lizard known as tho  tuatara and certain species of tha  petrals were found inhabiting the sairia  burrows, apparently on the best of  terms. In race cases the burrow,  which consists of a passage two or  three feet long, ending in a chamber  a foot and a halt long, one foot brpad  and six inches high, is the work of tho  bird. As a rule, however, the lizard  is the excavator. Each builds its nest  on opposite sides of tho chamber, tha .  lizard almost invariably choosing tho  left and the petrel the right side. The  lizard feeds partly on worms and beetles and partly on the remnants of fishes brought to their common table by  the petrel, 'both animals being thus  benefited by the partnership. This is  probably more than can be said of the  prairie dog, whose underground home  is frequently shared by the rattleshake  and the burrowing owl. These were at  one time supposed to form a "happy  family," but considerable doubt has  been cast on (he point by the discovery  of young prairie dogs in the stomach  of the rattlesnake, which seems to indicate that commensalism ,. this particular case has been a one-sided affair so far as tho benefits were concerned.  It is amonjf marine animals, however, ih-it the most striking examples  of commensalism h.ivc been observed.  A feeble fish called the remora owes  its success in life to Lhe powerful alliances it forms. One of its fins has  been .transformed into a sucker placed right on Lop of iLs head, by means of  which it attaches itself firmly to any  passing shark, whale or even .ship, no  doubt mistaking the latter for some  huge sea monster. I3y these it is  transported without any exertion on  its own part over great distances,  meanwhile picking up such food aa  may come in  its way.  Several small fishes have, been found  also, to habitually lodge, in the mouth  cavity of a Brazilian catfish, sharing  such food as Ihe latter succeeds in cap-  turning. The enemies of the smaller  fishes are so nume.ious that it is only  by ret real ing to places inaccessible la  I heir foes thai they have a chance ul  survival. A favorite, shelter for many  small fishes is the round disk.of the  larger sea jellies, the stinging proper-  lies of which probably cause them tu  be avoided by ihe oilier denizens of  ihe deep.. As many as twenty fishes-  have been counted'swimming within  the. fringed margin of one of those  pulsating umbrellas. The sea cucumbers are another lowly group of. marina,  forms which afford .shelter to fishes.  Oilier instances might be given, such  as that of the. little pea crab, found  in mussels and other bivalve, shells.  which in return for the. protection  given them by the niolluskan shell  gives its host a share of the fond it  captures.  BEAU BRl'MMEL.  The. splendid spend thrift known ia  lhe. latter part of his life, as "Beau"  I'irumuiel, was al one time a man of  wealth, who dressed in exquisite taslo  and became a recognized leader of  English fashion. Flis real name was  George Bryan Hrummel, and he was  born in 1778. He became lhe intimate  companion of the Prince, of Wales, who  was himself a noted spendthrift and  kept:  up  a magni-  dandy.      Brummel  ficent establishment in London until  his fortune was gone, when all his  friends deserted him. He gradually  fe|l into distress, and finally died in  great wretchedness iu France in ������  hospital  for  mendicants,   in   181*.  23  m  3jS?5S^''v'''''"*' ", THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, MARCH ii,  r899.  MOUNTAIN"  ECHOES.  A. Brown is now in the Slocan buying ore for an English smelter.  Tlie "Gunner from Gal way "is laid up  at the Beco with a broken leg.  Business seems just now to be in the  (trough between the two seasons. It is  at least quiet.  llartlett Bros, are said to havo their  horses and mules grazing out all winter in tlu; Klondylco.  Kipling is recovering, but his seven-  year-old (laugh! or died from tho same  disease���������pneiiinoujii,  Everything is now arranged for a  second public school teacher hero, and  doubtless a choice will be made ore  long.  The O.F.R. is much troubled with  mud slides between New Denver and  Three Forks a* thc K. & S. is with  snow slides.  Archie McD.mgiill wns brought  down yesterday from thc Queen Bess  to thc hospital. His ailment is supposed to be pneumonia.  Mr. Boyce, organiser of the Western  ������   Federation of Miners, is in  the city.  He just   dropped  in to   see how the  local organization was getting along.  Stop that Cough ! Take warning. It  may lead to consumption. A 25c.  bottle of Shiloh's Cure may save your  life.   Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  Two Brandon (Man.) men had an  altercation, discolored eyes and a case  in the police court over some prize  hens. It was a foul (fowl) transaction  from post to finish.  Catarrh cured. A clear head and  sweet breath secured with Shiloh's  Catarrh Remedy. We sell six bottles  for $3 and guarantee an absolute cure.  Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  Two Kaslo parties entered a 52.00  dispute in the courts. It cost them  $100 each, and how neither of them is  happy. The lawyers in the case are  the best satisfied men in the outfit.  You don't know when Diarrhcea or  Dysentery may attack you, so always  be prepared to check them at once by  having on hand Dr. Fowler's Extract  of Wild Strawberry.  No trouble getting the children to  take Dr. Low's Pleasant Worm Syrup.  It always does its work effectually  without any cathartic to be given  afterwards.   Price 25c. ,  Paddy Sherrin, from New Denver,  Joseph Reid and Ed. Buell, three v(igs,  got tight fitting sentences from the  Beak Wednesday���������the former two  months and the latter two one month  each.   ;  DREADFULLY NERVOUS.  Gents':���������1 was dro.id/'ully nervous  and lor relief took your Karl's Clover  Root Tea. It quieted my nerves anp  strengthened my whole nervous system. I was troubled with constipation, kidney and bowel trouble. Your  Tea soon cleansed my system so  thoroughly that I rapidly regained  health and strength. Mrs. S. A. Sweet,  Hartford, Conn. Sold nt .McQueen's  Drug Store.  '&  r  on BEEP T  Pope, the Supl. of Education, has resigned because his salary lias been reduced,  Karl's Clover Wool Tea, for constipation its (lie best, and if after using it  you don't sny so, return the package  nnd get vour money. Sold at McQueen'*) Drug Store,  Jfr. Smith, one of Ro������sland's crack  curlew, will, like the baby crying for  the soap, lie happy when lie gets his  "Cord of Wood" trophy donated by  Sandon fi lends. The monument is on  exhibition in Crawford's show window.  In our last issue we stated that a  "scrub" curling contest had taken  place during the week. Col. Pearson,  who had taken part in the play, at  once threatened to enter suit for S4S,-  000 damages unless retraction ,was  made. This week we went to the rink  several times to prove the aptness of  our remarks and strengthen our defence. No use; we cheerfully make  the retraction. The Col. is neither a  scrub nor a green curler, but s star of  the firstmngnitude.  The old saying "it is an ill-wind that  blows no body good," is as true in  mining as it is of anything else. The  public understand that some differ-1  ences arose between Mr. Scott McDonald and some of the rest of the company, when the former took an interest  in the Last I'hance without letting his  colleaguss of the Payne into the secret  As a consequence Mr. McDonald's  stock in the Payne was placed on the  market, with the published report of  the Payne's workings. This publication has brought up Payne stock with  a bound and is creating much enquiry  about Slocan properties. In short  nothing of late dajs has done so much  to advance the interests of the Slocan  as the differences referred to and the  consequent publication of the profits  of the Payne.  Meat extract resembles Beef Tea made at  home in the fact that it contains no nourishment at all. Hard doctrine this for the  ladies who think that nothing can equal  their own make.    How is  Nourishing then ? Because it is not a meat  extract only; it contains in addition the  nourishing qualities of pure lean ox b:ef  highly concentrated and pulverized. Bovril  is, therefore, superior to meat extracts or  beef tea.  R ��������� ST������RE.  H. Byers ,<fc Co.  cany a large stock of  Ranges and Cook  PsMO TC T?,   Prmi'i'lo and La Flor deVallucs Cigars���������they  r^������.ij.\/A.x.i^   excell all others  in flavor.    All the leading  brands in stock.  City Cigar Store.  S. A. Mightod.  btoves,  Box and Heating  Stoves,  'Queen' Heaters, Etc.  Call and inspect our lines.  H. B/ERS & CO.  Nolson, B.C.   Kaslo, B.C.   Sandon, B.C.  TOO WEAK  TO  FOR OVER FliTY." YKAKS.  Shilo'i's Consumption Cure qures  where others fail. It is the leading  Cough Cure, and no home should be  without it. Pleasant to take and goes  right to the spot. Sold by McQueen the  Druggist.  For Constipation take Karl's Clover  Root Tea, the great Blood Purifier.  Cures Headache, Nervousness, Eruptions on the skin, and makes the head  clear as a bell. Sold at McQueen's  Drug Store.  Nclsen, of the Klondike who took  out a hotel license, was summoned before the license board, Wednesday, and  told he would either have to put up  for a saloon license or continue his  dining department, as the law required.  The.-K.-fcS rotary on Tuesday had  a tough encounter with the Lucky Jim  and several smaller slides between McGuigan and here, clearing the way' for  the passenger which arrived about 6  p.m. The trains got down to regular  time on Thursday.  Hagyard's Yellow Oil can be applied  externally' or taken internally. A  medicine chest in itself. Cures, cuts,  burns, sprains, gatherings, lumps, sore  throat, croup, quinsy, kidney complaint, etc.   Price 25c, all dealers.  Ihe Silvertonian, is complaining because tho government has cut off some  of the resources ol newspapers, The  only way is to pitch governments and  their revenues to -��������� and work for the  general welfare of j the. people! Thc  ,   people will make it. up in so doing.  Sheriff Robinson has thrown up the  sheriffship at Nelson, as thc payment  for his time is too small. What with  dismissed officials and frozen out officers, soon the only parties running the  business of the country will be Joseph  Martin and his imported deputy, il'  Joe has his ding.  Nurse Ghisholm is getting things  fitted up in line shape at the hospital.  Tlie institution may now be said to be  ready for patients. Gus. Olcson, a  mhi'-r. from thc Queen Bess, is tlie lirst  inmate. He is suffering from a sore  hand the result of a jam from a falling  rock, but his case is not at all serious.  Sancionitcs have at last expressed  their mind, and that emphatically, on  the one-horse type of shows. Recently, when a certain company (we refrain from mentioning the name, as we  do not wish to do them harm) billed  to play three nights, gave only one performance as there seemed to be a complete boycott for the succeeding time.  , Four people cannot put on a good play  and to make up a shift  roughness  is  ' brought into paly. Sandon evidently  wants no more of them, and it is vtell,  as the result will be the bringing in  of a better class of shows if, perhaps,  fewer.  Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been  used by millions of mothers for their children  while teething. If disturbed at night and  broken of your rest by a slclc child, suilering  and crying with pain of cutting teeth. Send  at once and get a bottle, ol "Mrs. Winslow's  Soothing Syrup" for children teething. It  will relieve the poor little sufferer immedhit-  ly. Depend upon It, mothers, there la.no  mistake about It. Itcuresdiarrlioeiv, regulates  the stomach and bowels, cuies Wind Colic,  softens the gums and reduces Inflammation,  and gives tone and energy to tho system.  "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for children  teething is pleasant to the taste and Is the  prescription ol one of tho oldest and best  female physicians and nurses in the United  States. Price twenty-fivo cents a bottle.  Sold by all druggists throughout thc world.  Bo suro and ask lor "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing  Syrup." , ������������������  An Ottawa Lady Relates Her  Experience for Benefit  of Others.  Mrs. William A. Holmes, 530 Concession St., Ottawa, Ont., testifies as  follows: "For some years past I was  greatly trouble J with weakness both of the  nerves and heart. My hoart would bout  very irregularly, sometimes throbbing,  and at other times seeming to go up into  mythroat, thuscausingnterrible smothering sensation. Finally Igrew so weak that  I oould not sew. ���������'- Although I tried many  remedies I eould obtain ho relief, and  was almost in despair of a^ureiu.     ;*��������� .  .  " One day, however, Iheai'd of Milburn's  Heart and.Nerve Pills and began to use  them, and am no w bettor than I have been  for years. I work right along now, and  the pains and palpitation have left me,  much to my relief. My blood seems to be  enriched andf till of vitality, and my entire  system is in ahealthyand vigorous state."  Optical 'Goods  Snow Glasses  Eye Protectors  Mineral Glasses  Compasses  Gold Eyeglasses  Gold Spectacles  In fact we livae spectacles from 25 cents up.  Have your eyes EXAMINED FREE by an  ; EXPERT Optician, and do not delay.  :     Q. W. qRlhflETT, JEWELER AND OPTICIAN.  I  WRITE THIS MAN.  Mr. J. J. Markle, 257 Lansdown ave.,  Toronto, bridge contractor, was cured  by Milburn's Rheumatic Pills of a bad  attack of rheumatism which laid him  up in bed for weeks. He will tell you  all about his cure, if you write him.  TO CONSUMPTIVES.  The undersigned having been restored  to health by simple means, after suffering  for several years with a severe lung afl'ec-1  tion, and that dread disease Consumption*, is anxious to make known to his  fellow sufferers the means of cure. To  those who desire it, he will cheerfully  send (free of charge) a'copy of the the  prescription used, which they will find a  sure cure for Consumption*, Asthma, Ca-  takuii, Bronchitis and all throat and lung  Maladies. He hopes all sulierers wiil  try his remedy, as it is invaluable. Those  desiring tlie.prescription, which will cost  them nothing, and may prove a blessing,  will please address,  Rev. ED vVARD A. WILSON,  1 yr. Brooklyn, Now York.  A  first-class cook, experienced lor  many  years���������hotel, restaurant, or boarding house.  :       Apply Balmoral hotel, Sandon.  dLTfl LODQE, NO. U. D.  a. y. and a. jr.  Regular Communion of lodge. Meets  first Thursday in  each month at S p.  m. Visiting brethren cordially invited.  W.H. LILLY;  Sec'y.  I. 0. .0. B.  FOR SALE.  A small house, conveniently sltuiito*,  Apply to Mr*. A. II. Stcrritt.  NOTICE.  .Notice is hereby given that lliu Sandon  Miners' Incorporation will not be responsible  for any debt Incurred by the directors ol Hie  Sandon Miners' Union Hospital.  JOriKPU STOCK II AM, 1'ieHidont  Sandon Miners' Union.  NOTICE.  Tho Whitewater Hotel has been closed.  Nelson Martin, laic manager, lias no authority to contract debts or collect accounts on  aecountof said hotel.  F. .RIFFLE lor li. K. L. Brown.  TENDERS FOR SCHOOL-SITE.  Sealed tenders will be received up to  noon on Monday 20th March, for two  or more lots suitable for a achool-site.  Tenders are to describe locality offered  and price, and may be left with anyone  of the school board.  W.H. Lilly)  A. Crawfoid V Trustees.  .   C. CJift'e        j  Sandon, March 3, 1899.  Silver City Lodge, No.39, meets every Friday evening.at 7.30 o'clook.in Crawlord's hall.  '      N. X GARBUTT, N. G. *'  GEO. '"-VAITE, V. G. ','..-:  REV. A. M. SANFOllD, Rec. Sec.  All so'ournlng brothers  cordially .Invited  to attend.  Certificate of Improvments.  ���������     NOTI.CH.  Kitchener h'rnctlonal Mineral Claim, situate  In  tho Slocan  Milling Division  of West  Kootenay  District.    Where   located :���������]n  the I van hoe basin, adjoining Hie.Admiral  . Nelson a ail Great Km lorn Mineral Claims.  Take notice that l,.\V*. S. I'rewry, acting as  agent for W. I.I. Yaw key. Free Miner's C'url.l-  Ileate No. Mill a, nnd 1'..I.Mickey, Free Miner's  Certlllcale No. :';'Mi a, Intend, sixty clays from  lhe date liereol, lo apply to tho Mining   Ke-  corder for ncertllleate ot Improvements, for  the |>ur|m-erifobtainlngaCro\vn grantof tho  above cluim.  And further Lake notice Ihat action, under  section '17,   mu.st be  commenced   before  tho  issuance ol such corllficatcof improvements.  Dated thl'slllli day 01 February, 18!'!).  "W.S. I.IKKWI'Y.  f Bffll 10  iiiHiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiimmiimiiimiiimiiiiim  ���������Table ���������'Novelties--tqo numerous to mention.  Salted and Preserved Fish of all kinds.  Jellies, Jams and Fruits, all very dainty and  appetizing.  Fine tender Flams and Breakfast Bacon.  Canned and Potted Meats for quick meals.  Fancy Crackers, Biscuits in bulk and in  fancy cartoons.  Come and see us, or send us in your orders by mail, as we are noted for prompt  attention and careful consideration in forwarding goods.  SANDON.  KASLO.  A1NSWOETH.  NOTICJ5.  Admiral Nelson  Mineral Claim, situate in  tlie-Slocan    Mining.   Division   ol   West  Kootenay District.   Where   located:���������In  the Ivanhoe basin, adjoin ing the Ivan hoe,  Klgln and Great Eastern Mineral Claims.  TtJce notice that 1, W. S. 1} re wry, acting as  agent for W. C. Yawkey, Free Minor's .Corticate No. SHIS a, Intend, sixty days from tho  dale liereol, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate  ol   improvements,  for  the  purposeof obtain.ng a Crown grant ol   the  above claim.  And lurther take notice that action, under  section  ;'7, must be commenced before tho  Issuance ol such certificate of improvements.  Bated this 9th day ol February, 18(19.  *W. S. DREWH.Y.  . To you, my friend���������young or old���������if suffering the results  of youthful folly, such as DRAINS, NIGHT LOSSES,  IMPOTENCY,. LAME BACK, VARICOCELE, etc.,  take the advice of my 30 years' experience.  DON'T USE DRUGS  when you can get nature's own simple remedy, the very essence of life itself   ELECTRICITY, The DR. SANDEN ELECTRIC BELT for weak men  is known the world over. I am the inventor.' With it last year I restored  many vigor to 5,000 suficrers. Little book explaining all, sent sealed free  upon request, or drop in and consult, me free of charge.    "  DR. P., SANDEN, 186 St. James Street, Montreal, Que.  eoAt  Haying secured the'agency for the Lethbridge Coal  for Sandon, New Denver and Silverton, I am prepared  to fill orders promptly.  1  *I1W  i  fr  \tli  atf  hq  it-  0.1  Sandon Transfer Co.  E. A. Cameron.  wrvxmmrxsmnmm


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