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Array ~A  ���������- J.  y ) I iy\Jj. v-j  VOL 2.   . NO. 44.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1899.  FIVE CENTS.  I f    We Slight Changes Recommeneded  {    to the Local Legislature  i  { by Committee.  ' j That Crown grants of mineral claims  taould show the interest of each  Jrantee.  , i That the time for recording surveys  "(t claims under section 127 of the  * ,'iineral act should he extended for an-  (ther year, and that such survey  'houid be allowed to he utilized at any  lime within tivo years of the record.  >\That tho fee provided for abandon-  'iicnts should be increased from .-52 50  ���������A $10.  \ j That, with regard  to lapsed'miners'  .'ertifioales,  it is   recommended   that  |ae hardships involved in  these cusps  Hiay.be obviated to a certain extent by  Providing that' all miners' certificates  'should expire on the same day; say on  |he 31st.of May'in'each year ;  persons  fyiking out licenses for a portion of.th'o  year paying-a' prorata amount of tlie  Ise ; th at renewal certificates .'.running'  .from the 1st of Jtii&e may beobtained  ;Jt any time ; also that any person who  aasVllowed his'Miiner's certificate  to'  jixpire may at any time within   three  Jaonths alter such   expiry apply and  iet a special frcc\ minor's, certificate  upon : payment of" a sum of $25.   tlie  '���������Meet of which' special   free   miner's  ���������erllficate shall be': to revive' his title  jo any claim owned   by  him at   the  time of. the expiry of bis original.cer-  frjifioate'and not since, vested in anyone  E'.Vse'iirider the provisions of:the ,M'in-.  j$ral Act. V     -���������'���������'". l '-'���������-���������'>.'::'  li That a person  should be.,e.ntitled to  Wue a -defaulting .co-owner for  nsscss-  I'Sa'e'ht work;;     ,  ;--':-; J   ^'   '_.;,;  j Regarding the/Metalliferous .Mines  ���������fiispection Act:-..   ';���������������������������. ,  ') (a) That the'slidos how in use in all.  ["iV-fts  beyond 100 feet/ eitlierbe iror:-.  ff.iod  or lie made exclusively .of light  "ron, so us" to  enable   the  buckets to  [/(/ravel  easily and   without  danger   of  JiSatching.   Many preventable accidents  IjjVoiiJd tho-eby be avoided.,   -.  free miners, under suitable restrictions, to work such claim, and to obtain rights-of-waj through Indian reserves for such miners necessary for  the working of claims.  The Masquerade.  ,'|   (b) Thai   all   serious   accidents' in  Jiiines, whether' fatal' or otherwise, be  "���������inmediately reported'to the inspector,  ���������to that he may investigate the causes  If' such accidents at/the time  and on  /ihe spot.  I'f (c) Tliat it be made imperative that  Hot less than 75 cubic feet od air per  ���������-ninute'for '{initial or man, be made to  ''ravel through the'mihe.  ���������; (That all buildings and boilers aiid  /Engine hou*,"-s and machinery used\.ibr  -jiioiBting, where any danger of fire ex-  Eists, should be erected at a distance of  liit"least' fifty foot from the month of  Svhe shaft.      , .' ���������;,  (e) .Th:.t all injne owners keep at  ['heir office, atthe mine, a working  Iblan of all drifts, levels, inclines and'  '.topes, which  should be corrected not  1,'ess than once in every  three montliB,  f,incl be open for inspection by the In-  pecfor of Mines, and by' adjoining  iwners, and for examination and  re-  [ port of the Inspector of. Mines as to  ^name.  (f) 'That powder   must   neither   be  tored nor thawed in a mine. ���������  ���������.All vertical .shafts of a depth of 50  pet-or more shall be provided with a  joross-head and guides, and such cross-.  [head shall in all cases descend as such  [shaft is sunk, so that at no time shall  -fru be at a greater distance from thc  jottom of such shaft than 80 feet.  No stopo or drift shall be carried on  n any shaft which shall have attained  :'. depth ol* 200 feet, unless suitable  ���������revision shall havo been made for the  protection, of workmen engaged therein by the construction'of a bulkhead  of sufficient strength, or by leaving 15  feet of 'solid '.ground-between said  lopes or drifts atiil tho workmen cn-  ! gaged in thc bottom of such shaft.  That tho following recommendations  'be made with regard  to the adminis  tration of mineral laws :  ������l   (1.) That a complete record shall be  [kept by   the'Department of Alines in  Victoria of all free miners' certificates  ��������� .Issued throughout the Province.  (2.) That Provincial land surveyors  I'shall be compelled to file separate'field  Jjnotcs of each claim.  (3.) 'lhat a copy of all changes in  the Mineral Act passed each  session  j shall  be posted at every  Mining Recorder's  and Gold Commissioner's of-  Uce. '; ' ���������   -  (4.) That Hteps be taken to arrive at  ;fa clear understanding with the Domin-  ['Son government as to the rights of free  tminers locating claims on Indian re-  fserves, and to obtain permigsion   for  Thc skating carnival held last Friday evening was by fur the best ever  heldin the city, both for beauty and  originality of costumes and attendance. Of course there were a few outsiders to swell tho number, but the  fact of there being prizes to be competed for lent zest to the occasion and  many pretty and unique costumes  were seen on the ice. Mrs. I. Crawford, as Russian Lady, was richly  gowned in white H-iLinjlmiiking an easy  decision for tlie judges in best ladies'  costume. Wc will not, at this late  time, list thc characters represented,  but only give those winning prizes,  though many others were worthy ol  notice, if not prizes. The following  are the prize winners :  Best.Ladies' costume���������1st, Mrs. I.  Crawford, Russian Lndy, pair silk holders, by Mr. Gibbs (Now Denver); 2nd,  Miss Aggie McKinnon,"Fairie " lady's  hockey skates, by Murray Byers. ,  Best, sustained cha'ractor --1st, Miss  .McQueen; "Night," fancy box, bv E. R.  .Atherton & Co.;.-Snd; Mrs. Se'hifllor,  "Miu'ne," bottle of perfume by Donald-  /ibnifc Co. "./;���������/ -  , L dies', fancy costume���������Miss'Duncan," "Cuba," biix of handkerchiefs- by  Isaac Crawford,,  '��������� - .'  Girls' fancy costume���������-Miss Cliffe,  "Son Nymph," .handkerchief box by  Cliffe & Co.   -  '���������' Gents', fancy costume���������J. A. Mc-  Vichie, "SOuth Sea Islander," pipe by.  J. Williamson.    ; - ������������������.'.���������'.";'  Comic  ��������� costiime-^-F.    L.': Christie,,  "Age," box of cigars by S. J. Bliylitdn.  Boys' .. fancy,    costume���������-Clarence  Smith, "Clown," bicycle ink stand  by  Joe Brandon. ���������   ������    '-"  'Fancy skating���������J/ A. McVichie, opal  pin by'G.'AV'Grim'ni'ett.: ' ..'��������� .. '-..,'.'���������.���������  ...Ai'er the prizes were given, many of  the spectators joined the, skaters to  enjoy , a spin to the time of "Love's  Dreamland" by Sandon's brass band' :  The True Blue has now a three-foot  paystrcak.  Silver is 59i, and lead $4.40 in the  New York quotations.,  The Bannockburn group of mines,  on Hall creek, has been bought by  Tomlinson & Co. for $20,000.  The Cameronian will hold its annual  meeting in this city at 10 a.m. on the  25th day of March, for the election of  directors and other business. ���������  Some six or seven miners came clown  from the Payne the past week, and are  leaving for the Atlin country in a few  days. The working stall' of the Paynp  is now about 130.  T.lings are looking exceedingly well  at the Queen Bess mine under Mr. G.  N. Brown's management. They aro  now in ore 100 feet in the lower tunnel,  showing improvement as depth is  reached. About 75 men arc at ,work  on the property.  Tho Oro and Mabel, two promising properties in the White's Camp,  Greenwood, owned by John Douglas, of  Midway, wore bonded a lew days ago  to Edward C. Finch, of Rossland. The  consideration is i?3000, 10 per cent.  down. The deal was arranged by E. A.'  Bielenberg. '"���������        ,,.,     '  AM. 0. MacLeod,,'' of Anaconda, has  sold' the .Baltimore claim in Green-;  wood camp to the Baltimore compaiiy;  whicli' was recently 'organized b}*, John  B. Moody, of London, Ont. The price  paid was SS.000 cash. The Baltimore  is.the old vlifton, which .was worked  for some time by the Coolga'rdie Coinp-  any.     .'��������� ���������-.;., ; ��������� ... -' .;  The   Canadian group,  back of   the  Ruth, of which   Mr; .W. H.-Brandon is  seniors there on Toesday night. Spectators say it was a clean game und  good hockey. When the hour was up  it was a tie of 2 to 2, ns it was a tie  here at the carnival. After a brief,  keen second contest, Ksslo was said io  have scored by the umpire, though  many disinterested spectators doubt  it. This leaves the clubs, in all fairness even. Kaslo declined to play off  a tie heie, when the home team were  on the winning side, and, properly  speaking, lost the match by default,  and counting it to the home team thus  leaves an even status. The Sandon  boys say they were used right royally,  which covers a great deal. On their  arrival home they found thc kids ready  witli a paper Hag at half mast and a  rigorous tin can fnsilade.  The Slocan.  Curling at Kaslo.  Oh Tuesday one rink of Saradon curlers went (o Kaslo,to cross brooms with  the curlers there. Upon arrival it wns  found that the Kaslo curlers desired  to have two rinks on a side compete.  With the aid of F. W. Peters, of Nelson, and Ii. W. Bucke, Kaslo, Sandon,  managed  to get' together   two scrub  rinks, as follows :  H. W, Bucke  Thos, Brown  F. W.Peters  F.C. Sewell    \-  D. J. McLachlan '������������������'  I. Crawford  Wm. Wilson, skip M. L. Grimmett  These two rinks were opposed by the  following Kaslo rinks :  C. Moore ���������...'��������� S. Benzie  A. McKinnon ���������- Boswell  ��������� McLean G. O. Buclianaii  J. Wangli, Skip.      A. E. Hall, skip:  In two good games Hall beat Grimmett 10 to S, and Waugh beat Wilson  9 to 8. After the hockey match tho  Sandon rink composed of���������I. Crawford,  T. Brown, WI' Wilson and M. L. Grim:  melt., skip, .-played .'-Kaslp's. crack rink  made up, of���������A. McKiunon,. G. O.  Buchanan,/ A. E. Hill and.J. Waugh,  skip. This game was one of the finest  exhibitions of scientific curling ever  played in Kootenay and resulted in a  victory for the Sahdo.ii rink by a score  of 10 to 4. After the g'ame tne Sandon  curlers were .treated to a splendid banquet and entertained rigtit royally' by  their KmsIo friends.  PERSONAL   MENTION.  manager, is in luck.- Recently while  driving -in the lower tun el 'of.-. the  Adams group a sea.n of some 12 to 15  inches of pure galena was.encountered  at a depthol'700 feet.'. Wo take it this,'  means a ../fortune for both .the  Ontario peopk- .and the Adams Co.,  whose properties are contiguous. .     '  Oho of tlie most promising strikes  of; the season has- just been'made by-  Cory and Foster on, the '.Palmita and  Queen Bess lead just below the Palrnita  lines.-���������The hvui at this point'is over  ���������10 feet in width and 31'ect of ore has just  been got in cross-cutting..; This proves,  the great .-strength and continuity of  this vein, aiid justifies, both the Palmita company and Cory & Foster in  their opinion that they"have one of the  bestinSlocan. Work is" being pushed as  fast as possible on bol.h'properties and  further dcvcJopment will be watched  with great interest.  A .strike lias been made on the  Nettie L��������� which 'may'.make it one of  the biggest mines in the/Trout Lake  district. A orossi'lit ���������tunnel has been  run to tap the vein at a depth of over  a hundred feet'. In running this tun-  ni-1, and when ii^above a 100. feet, two  leads were encountered which did not  appearon tlie-surfaco, each containing  a considerable quantity of .mineral'.  The lirst of these blind fends was S feet  thick, and the second 5 feet. The latter of these carrying a streak 2 feet  thick of a fair grade of ore. After  leaving these veins and continuing  the crosscut for the main ledge, nothing was encountered until in over 160  feet, when a body of. magnetic iron 7  leet   iii 'thickness was ".met   and   run  The following is from a correspondent of the Mining Record, and is true  every word of it:  "Tho year that has just closed h,-.s  been a prosperous one for the mine  owners of this district; but this statement does not necessarily imply that  it has been all that could be. desired to  the actual resident of the Slocan. The  production: most certainly : shows a  considerable increase over .'97, but /the  conditions have been such'as to conduce to steadier and more conservative  methods of mining." This, of course,  looked .at in the right light is a distinct advantage and its effects will  doubtless be seen in all-round improvement' during the ensuing year.  It is.strange what.a nomadic disposition the majority of dwellers in mining camps evince; notwithstanding  the palpable advantages of staying in  a. countfY of proved capabilities, as the  Slocan is known to be, the least little,  excitement; from outside suffices' to  draw/their attention "and, too often,'  their presence as well.' Lust winter'  ant! spring,wc suffered from an exodus  to; the much-boomed KlOndyk'e, and  this year it 'is. being repeated, on a  smaller scale, to the Boundary Gamp.  Without offering any disparagement  to'that .promising field, for enterprise  and industry,' I submit that the vast  majority wild -ate/leaving wouUkjfind .it  very /much to tlieir interest to stay  where they are..  ���������������8S--  The Rambler-Cariboo.  through.--..-.'Lying  next to this was 2i  ��������� gal-  Mr. Harris went to Victoria Sunday.  \V. H. Bi-iindon is ' expected back  from Ontario, in a few days.  Mr. and Airs. Vallance vLuted in  Nelson anil Kaslo this week.  Mrs. Sterrill returned Wednesday  from a visit in New Denver.  Mr. and Mrs. Oscar White went to  Nelson, Thursday for a short visit.  Miss Wilson left ��������� for Victoria via  Spokane on Tuesday, where she may  remain for some (iiiie.  ,   Mrs. C. M. Wilson   returned   from |  Spokane on Monday bringing with her  a youthful sou and heir.  Miss Rawlings, of Calgary, arrived  in the city Friday to visit her cousins,  Aid. and Mrs. Crawford.  TO CURE COLD IN ONE DAY.  Take LaxativeBromo Quinine Tablets.  All druggists refund the money if it  fails to cure.   25 cents. ...  feet of carbbmi tee; then a layer of steel  galena-2 inches  thick and "finally the  latest strike of IS inches pi' solii"  en a .indgray copper.  Silvertonian: "Work on the Noonday, near town,  progressing favorably  and ore is being sacked   daily.     Thc  main drift, that is being driven  to cut  the big ore chuto known to exist in the  ledge, is  now in 75 feet, and is being  driven at the rate of 2 feet per day.   A  crosscut is also being run,   about 50  feet  in thu  tunnel,   to ascertain   the  width of the ledge,   which  at present  shows itself  to   be a  good  ten   feet  width wilh  no sign of a foot wall yet.  This cross cut is in a solid body of ore  that   would   concentrate about   three  into One and give .'J00 ounces  concentrates.   As it is it is being hand sorted  and a large   amount is being sacked  ready  for shipment.   On  tlie hanging  wall is a streak-of oro that is very rich,  being alive with  native silver in the  form of flakes and  wire.     Beautiful  specimens can be obtained from this  streak.   The Noonday ledge, like  that  of most mines in this district,   lies in  the   slate   formation,   and,   like    the  Alpha and Wakefield ledges, has not a  very big pitch."���������Sandon  parties are  largely interested in the Noonday.  '������������������ This Slocan property has come   to  the   front   once liiore. with   the   announcement   of a   dividend ofi   per  ceiat.*on the capital stoc'*. or -SlQ.OOl),  payable   on  April'1st  next.     W. II.'  Adams, the general'  minager   of the  conipaiiVj is in Rossland  for the  ).ur-  pose of meeting   J. B.'McArthur   the  president ol   the   company,   prior to  that   gentleman's   departure   for   the  east. 'To a .Miner, representative Mr.  Adams expressed his pleasure at the  present  condition   of the   company's  mine.   The five-mile wagon ro-id lrom  the mine to McGuigan station, on the  K. ctS. railway, is now complete and  in working order.   Over this road  the  output of the mine will be taken summer and winter without a break.   The  objective point   of   the   shipment's is  Kaslo, and from there they go to the  smelters in the United States.  The mine employs 30 men, and  ships from 100 to 125 tons of ore' per  month. Tlie values-run from 150 to  300 ounces of silver, with from 4o to, 70  percent, lead per ton,. Mr. Adains is  of the opinion that there is' ore in  sight now to keep up tlie shipments to  the end of tho year.  At presqnt the lowest workings of  tho mine are only 225 feet, and the results so far obtained compare very favorably with other Slocan properties  which ' have a much greater depth.  The company had already paid two  dividends of "two percent, on the capitalization of ������1,000,000, or S40.000 in  all. There is now cyury promise of  monthly dividends being paid regularly for the balance of the year.  Mr. Adams brought/with him some  very fine specimens taken from the  present workings. They are now ou  view in the window of the Reddin-  Jackson company., limited. The values run as high as .,1,500 ounces in silver.���������Miner.  The British-American Co., owning  tlie Lelloi mine at Rossland, B.C., are  preparing to sink a vertical shaft to  cost $100,000.  A "Dokimastic" lest is a metallic  assay in which all tho accessories are  of a nattare to justify absolute accuracy  in the result.  "Mwndic" is a Cornish term for iron  pyrites, or arsenical pyrites. It occurs  in auriferous quartz, having a bright,  scintillating luster.  Quicksilver's highest price in San  Francisco was in '74-5���������SL55 per  pound; lowest, 33 cents in '69. Its  present worth in San Francisco is $42  per flask of 7GJ pounds.  The gold output of the Witwaters-  rand district, South Africa, for the  year '93 was 1,-178,403 ounces; for '92,  2,02*1,159 ounce-i; '95,2,277,635; '96,4,-  281,875; '97, 3,034,074 ; '9S, 4,555,009. '  Tlie term "ore shoot" is usually applied to a body ol ore. Thc "ore  chute" is an inclined boarded slide  built between levels, through which  ore is dropped for loading cars run on  tracks to the hoisting shaft.  Thc highest point in thc United  States is Mt. Whitney, San Bernardino  Co., Cal. The lowest in' the United  States, below sea level, is Death valley  in the same county, about 50 miles in  an air line from ML .Whitney.  . To .find the weight of water in a  pipe, square the .diameter in inches,  divide the product.by 3, the.result, will  lie the .weight of water in pounds for  each'foot of pipe; The same rule .applies to circular, vertical tanks.  '.Miners back from the Klondyke sny  that -/"tliere. has beeh.a most unusual  period.of mild weather at Dawson.' To  such -iin extent was/this the case that  many of tho shaft.--, upon- which .the  men were at woik, have been/filled  ���������villi water. .-  Consul McCook writes to the Department of State from Dawson City  that" platinum -lias been recently discovered in black sand in some ol the  creeks there. A furnace testis said to  have resulted in showing that.in one  ton , of the non metallic, bhiek.sand  there was $102 in gold and. 90 ounces  of platinum, some iridium and a trace  of tiii. ':../,  So long as men with properties to  =611 want to get. for a prospect the price  of a developed property, and men. with  money to buy want, to get a deyi-lopcd  property for''tlie price of a prospect, so  long will exist the.condition'of-things,  commented iin at such length, by- a  Montana correspondent. Such conditions are not peculiar to' the mining  business. They pervade every department of the world's bargains and  salt-3.  Tlie output of gedd from the Klondyke aud British. Columbia' has raised  Canada te the fifth plice in the list of  gold-prodticing countries. While the  United States, shows a greatly increased output for '98, it is second to  tli3 Transvaal, South Afiica. The five  leading gold-producing countries for  '9S, according to,figures recently published, are: ��������� Transvaal, South Africa,  $73,476,600 ; United States, ������64,300,000;  Australia, $01,4S0,763; Russia, $25,136,-  994; Canada, $14,190,000.  Sandon Ore Shipments,  Tho  moots  following is   a list of ore ship-  over the   K. (& S. from Sandon  for the week ending March 3/  MI.VE. ,.' TONS.  Payne.............................,...-.....-....:100  Last Chance..... ..1-10  ���������     Total ........240  The following are the ore shipments  via the O. P. R. for the week ending  March 3:  JIIXE.  Payne..  TONS. ���������   120  Total.  ...300  READABLE PARAGRAPHS  From the   Mining and  Scientific Press.  A Return Hockey Match.  Our senior hockey club, made up in  part of entirely new men, went over to  Kaslo and had "a struggle" with  the  Whitewater Ore Shipments.  The following is a statement  shipped from this station forth,  ending March 3:  Mine.  (.>'. ore  ��������� week  Whitewater..  Jackson   Tons.  ..:... so   so  Total i 110  Three Forks Ore Shipments.  To raise 2200 cubic feet of water per  hour from a mine 378 feet deep would  require 26.25 h.p.  At Battle Mountain, Colo., the reduction works pay S20 per ounce for the  gold contents of the ores.  Thc ore shipments from Three Fork's  for the week ending March 3 were :  ��������� Mine. Tons.  Queen Bess  91  Monitor.  42  Total....  ..133 HOUSEHOLD. I  SUGGESTIONS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD.  ���������   Bouillon.���������Here  is    a    southern    re-  - ceipt for a particularly delicious bouillon :    A half-shin of beef, a knuckle of  veal, one fowl, one pound of lean beef,  one onion,  half    a carrot  if  largo,  or  two or three small ones; two stalks of  celery;  ono  largo   tomato,  or one-half  oupful  of juice from canned  tomatoes,  Put on the fire as early in the morning    as  possible,    the    shin   of    beef,  knucklo of veal, and  the fowl covered  with cold water, aud a little salt added.      When   it   comes   to   it boil,  skim  well and draw to the side of the range  to permit it to boil very gently until  evening.      The next day, skim off tho  fat  and   strain.      Chop   the  lean   beef  very fine and mix with it the whiles)  and shells of three eggs aud tlio vegetables chopped   fine.  Those  should  all  bo mixed very thoroughly before they  are added to the stock, which should be  quile jellied.      Return   tho    whole   to  the fire and stir until  it is near  the  boiling point;   then  draw  again   to  a  cooler part of tho range, and let if simmer slowly until it is perfectly clear.  It must not boil up, and should simmer  fully half, an hour.   If it should  boil  up too suddenly, check with a very lit-  tlo cold water.    Finally strain through  a cheesecloth, adding a little  Worces  tershire sauce, if that flavor is liked,  before straining. When wanted for  use, heat slowly and serve very hot,  adding sherry or while wine the vory  last thing, in tho proportion of a pint  of either lo three quarts of bouillon.  Cheesecloth, by the way, kept for  straining this or any other soup should  never be washed with soap, as tho  soup will always be affected by this  treatment.  ' Croam-of-Beet Soup.���������A creani-of-boet  soup is  an  attractive  addition  lo  tho  list of winter soups.     It is particularly,  delicious when  made with  a quart of  chicken stock.      Tho  beets  are poelod  and grated  into  the stock,   in    which  they aro afterwards boiled. They may,  however, be boiled in a quart of water,  to which has been added a tablespoon-  ful of beef extract, with raw potatoes  and an onion.     This liquid is strained,  j!?.?, t������,\t,  1S adfled  a   quart    of hot  milk,  thickened  wilh four  tablespoon-  luls of cornstarch, and seasoned with  a few pepper corns and a blade of mace,  btrain it through a fine sieve, adding  a  lablcspoonful  of  butter  just  before  II   is  sent   to   tho  table.      Serve  with  crusts.  Candied "Sweets."- ��������� Candied sweet  potatoes are prepared by boiling them  until they aro thoroughly cooked, but  not mealy. Thoy are then peeled and  sliced. A shallow dish or tin is smear-  ,ed with butter, and a layer of the  sliced potatoes put in ; over this, sugar  Is sprinkled, then another layer of  potatoes and another of sugar, with a  few bus of butter on top. Some cooks  add a very little maple syrup just before putting them in the oven. As the  potatoes are cooked, they need only be  iett in a fairly hot oven long enough  to brown and caramel slightly.  .Celery Sandwiches. ���������-Celery, sandwiches are best made, when combined  .with hard-boiled eggs. The celery  should be shredded very fine and mix-  " v������itWl*\' fi^euly-, cu������Pued whites and  yelks of hard-boiled eggs. The paste is  ine.n formed of mayonnaise dressing.  Spread between thin oblongs of brown  bread, this mixture is not only appetizing but substantial.  "sister's flower garden was the worst  looting spot around the whole place.  All the fall and winter it was full of  dead stalks and withered flowers and  all the spring it was covered with  brush to keep the chickens out of the  flower beds." Such a condition is not  only unnecessary, but is not for the  best good of the garden itself.  All farmers know that they must restore to the soil (ho humus which the  crops had used up hi their growth. If  corn and potatoes, grain and fruit trees  need 'vegetable matter in the soil,  flowers do much more so, especially  such annuals as asters, sweet peas, etc.  Our heavy black soils would be much  benefited for tho growing of tender  annuals by a liberal application of leaf  mold, but this cannot be obtained in  a prairie country. However, on every  well ordered farm may be found a substitute (hat if rightly applied will  answer  the purposd quite well.  After the flowers havo been killed  by the frost, put up und carry away  all dead stalks. Do this immediately  so that the garden will never present  a desolato appearance. Some plants  are cut down by a lighLor frost than  others, but remove them as soon as  ths'y aro past their beamy period. Then  visit the barnyard and get old, well  rotted manure. That which is around  tho edges or underneath old piles of  strawy manure Is the best. Apply  this to the garden beds, suiting iho  quantity to tho condition of tho soil  in the beds. If the soil is much impoverished by a long period of flower  growing without restoring the fertility, add more than if it is rich in plant  food.      It is not necessary to  do this  LAND OF THE HEATHER  SOME   INTERESTING   NEWS  BONNIE SCOTLAND.  FROM  every year except for sweet peas and  a few other gross feeders.  Dig this fertilizer into the earth  with a fork or similar implement.  Since some authorities hold that if the  earth Ls thrown up in clods and left,  not smoothing it down at all, but letting the winter freezing havo a chanco  to mellow the soil and unlock some of  the fertility stored up in the soil, it  would be best to follow their directions  somewhat. Too many people leave  this work until spring, and then when  hot .TuJy days como wonder why their  sweet peas dio with a seeming blight.  'The reason is that tho manure if applied in tho spring heats and ferments  when hot weather comes, and as sweet  peas aro very particular about having  their feet cool they dio down under  such unfavorable conditions.  Anotkur reason why this work should  be'done in the fall is because there is  a longer time in which it may be done,  while in the spring the hurry of spring  housework often causes the flower garden to bo neglected. If it is done in  the fall and all preparations possible  made for the next spring the prospects  for the next summer's floral display  arc much enhanced. One may have  an abundance of flowers all tho long  summer through by a careful, judicious selection of plants and a timely  attention thereto, but if one once gets  behind, then won to tho flower garden.  The Doings or Scotch I'rovlo and 11 cm  of I n I crest From I"n--*'-mri- Xorllici-ii  A'cljililxir.  The total value of fish landed in  Scotland   last  year   was  ������1,953,7G3.  Last year*3,930 recruits wero enlisted, in  Scotland  against  3,540  in   1897.  The death rate in Paisley last year  wns 20 per 1,000, which is larger than  usual.  Clydebank  has  a constable   with   a  flattering  resemblance     to  Lord  Kil-  choaer.  Tho railways in Scotland are responsible for the employment of-15,000  men  on Sundays.  A man pays ������1,500 for throe weeks'  uso of the "Wnvcrley Market. Edinburgh   at New Year time.  Tho csta'te of tho late Sir John Wal~  son, of Earnock, Lanarkshire, has been  given   up  at ������501.078  lGs  4d.  During 1898 the National Bible Society of Scotland .issued 920,893 Scriptures, an advance of 118,000.  The value of Dunfermline linen ox-  ports to tho United States last yoar  was ������22o,G!*G, or a decrease of ������47,149.  On the 13th December, Russell & Co.,  Port Glasgow launched a steamer of  4,850 tons for Thomson & Co., St. John,  N. B.  Rev. A. M. Campbell, chaplain of the  The gentleman who in Burke's British Peerage is set down as the Earl  of Caithness, Lord Berriedale, and a  baronet of Nova Scotia, is living as a'"  farmer in North Dakota, known there  by his family name, John Sutherland  Sinclair. Moreover, that " Berriedale  Farm," Dakota, is the solo possession  remaining, to the present representative of (he fami'y which once owned  and dominated all the Northern part  of Scotland, and the Isles of Orkney  also.  SOME FUNNY MISTAKES.  Iiisl.-inrci) Where Men With IJnil Muiiioi-l-".  Have ICceii I/O] Inlo Peculiar t'oinplU  callous.  When a man forgets his expectant  brido on his wedding day and has to bo  reminded that it is time to repair to  tho ceremony it may .|jb safely assumed  that his memory is not of the best.  Several well known individuals, however, have been affected in this way,  and it must have been somewhat trying lo the ladies when they became  ac.-uainled with tho state of affairs.  Perhaps thoir actions after marriage fully atoned for this lapse of memory.   '     " '  The celebrated Sergeant Hill appears  to have- been rather absent minded,  and it is related that on the day in  which he was to be married he was so  deeply engaged in art intricate case  that ho forgot the other important  engagement, and had   to bo reminded  SOB III SHIP CANALS.  THE GREAT CANAL NOW BUILDING  ACROSS RUSSIA.  "Project to Make ISniHselM n "Maritime Port  r,7-Tlic   **ropo������<l Iu8-.1111e Omul  Across  1'IorMu���������Suez Still Stands Alone .luioug  Sli'l-   Canals    as   a     larj-c     Ulrldeud  Kilmer. '  Calton jail   says  ho  can   find   no dis-   of his waiting bride,   i Bishop Thomas,  tinct    law   againsst  gambling   in   the   of Salisbury," was another absent mind-  '.'   ' . SO TIRED. ..'  That,is a moan. And "So tired I" it  must be until we have learned not so  much to rest from any work as to rest  in work; to keep faculties in full exercise yet never overstrained; to choose  the wisest method for'body'" and mind  and soul, and to follow .them through  every chance and change of this mortal  lite-learn what to leave undone, and  what to slight, what to pursue setadily,  what to slight, what to pursue steadily  Rest must be daily. Not a month of  resting like fury" after eleven months  of working in the same fashion; but a  ���������deliberate stopping to be still; to collect all visible and invisible forces and  lif;^ ^ ,}���������B. full breath without  which climbing  is biuxtesible.  ���������THE WINDOW GARDEN. ���������  In .February arrange a "sand-pot" by  filling a largo pot, or gallon can, with  pure sand, and setting a small thuuib  pot in the center with tho drainage  hole corked, to hold the water to give  tho supply of moisture by percolating  through the porous sides. Then stick  all sorts of cuttings in tho sand, to root  tor summer bedders.  Start fresh water plants, tho hyacinths.in their water glasses, the  Chinese sacred lilies in dishes of pebbles and water, and othors that will  bloom in four or five weeks from the  timo.of starting, and have them ready  for Lester   blooming.  ENGLISH POSTAL INNOVATION.  A   System   of .Ili-fllng   ISoxcb   In   Private  Houses "Voir In Operation.  . The British Post Office is becoming  really a live concern. More reforms  have been introduced since the Duke  of Norfolk became: Postmaster-General in 1895 than in the previous twenty  years, says a despatch from London.  The latest innovation, which has  been in operation since Jan. 2, introduces a system of posting boxes located in private houses. From these boxes  the postmen collect letters at regular intervals., Two collections are made  daily for a fee of ������1 yearly. A slight  additional fee is charged for each floor  above or below ground. The user is not  allowed to have a key to the box.' A  letter once posted becomes the property of the Posl-mostor-Geheral, and  oannot  be returned  to the  writer.  Probably other facilities will follow  for G. H. Murray, the successful Chairman of the Inland Revenue Board, accepted the Secretaryship of the Post  Office, at the special request of the  Government, which found that a strong  outside man was' necessary to break  the red tape autocracy. V  FLOWER GARDEN WORK.  Many women consider their flower  garden w:ork complete for the season  as soon as the frost kills the plants,  unless it be to protect tho half hardy  plants for Winter. The result is that  their flower garden is an eyesore and  a place of desolation for several  months, or until the kindly snow covers the dried stalks and withered  leaves. The condition of some flower  gardens is some justification of the  remark of one boy who declared that  .���������'"' THE RULING PASSION.  Everything, even: a magnificent cathedral, has to bo regarded from the  point of view of the beholder.' A London paper says that two country girls  who acted as if they might be enjoying  a holiday from domestic service, were  lately observed walking down ' the  aisles of St. Paul's Cathedral.  Under the great dome one of them  stood and "gazed around with an air  of such wonder that her silence conveyed the impression that ber probably  limited vocabulary did not furnish hor  with words to convey her impressions.  Oh, dear, Sarah ! she presently exclaimed, wouldn't I his place take a long  time to sweep our I  LIBEL  ON   A   FIRST-CLASS  HOTEL.  A caribou man lately wandered into a remote hotel that doesn't keep a  dictionary, and on coming down in the  morning was asked by the landlord  how he rested. " Oh," replied tho gentleman, "I suffered nearly all night  from insomnia." The landlord was mad  in a minute and roared: " I'll bet you  $2 there ain't one in my house.  A $275,000 BICYCLE.,  Tho costliest bicycle in the world has  just been finished at a gun factory in  "Vienna. It will, cost 500,000 gulden,  which is a little moro than ������275,000.  The owner is a rich South African diamond king and mine owner, who will  present the machine to his wife on her  next birthday. It is inlaid with precious stones and diamonds on every possible part.  Bible.  The Scotch Miners' Federation has  been asked by local districts to formulate a demand or a ten per cent.''advance in 'wages.  On the 14th December the funeral  took place to Stirling churchyard of  the late Lieut.-Col. Murray, formerly  of the 72nd Highlanders.  Tho gallantry of the Cameron Highlanders at Atbara and Omdurman has  had a good effect upon recruiting for  tho  regiment  in Scotland.  Mr. C. D. Rudd's now mansion at  Glonborrodale, Ardnamurchan, is estimated to cost ������30,000. Mr. D. Fletcher, Tobermory, is builder.  Mr. Patrick Smith, advocate, has  been appointed Sheriff-Substitute of  Roxburgh, Berwick and Selkirk, at  Selkirk, in room of Mr. F. Harper,  deceased.  A funeral party from Ross of Mull  to Iona, were unable to cross the  Sound, owing to the storms recently,  and tho company had to revert to lhe  old custom of leaving the coffin at  the shore till the -weather calmed.  Tho funeral took place on tho 14th  ult., with military honours, of Col.  A. C. Nightingale, formerly commandant of the 91st Regimental district,  Stirling. Col. Nightingale's long and  honourable connection with tho Argyll  and Sutherland Highlanders extended  over a period of forty years. .-.,''���������.  General Sir Archibald Hunter, who  is expected home from Egypt this  month, will be the recipient of various  honours in Scotland. In Glasgow he is  to be entertained to a banquet; at  West Kilbride, he is to be feted, and at  Ayr h|o -is to receive a massive sword,  subscribed  for  by  the'county.  In connection with the National  Burns Memorial and Cottage Homes at  Mauchlihe, Ayrshire, Mr. T. Killin,  honourable treasurer, has issued' a  first report, from which it appears  that since 1895, when the scheme was  inaugurated, ������4,500 has been subscribed  leaving  ������500  still   to  bo  obtained.  Mr. Robert Knight, general secretary of the Boilermakers' and Iron  Shipbuilders Union in Scotland, announces his retirement on account of  advancing years. He has occupied the  position for 28 years, during which the  membership has increased from 7,000  to 40,000, and the capital from ������9,000  to ������175,000.  A scholarship In memory of Colonel  Stewart who was treacherously mur-.  dered in September; 1884; -while pushing up the Nile to Khartoum:, is'to be  established at the Gordon Memorial  College. The idea originated with  Lord Cromer, and he and the Sirdar  have 6ach given ������50 towards the endowment   fund.  Prof. James Stewart, M.P., was in-,  stalled Lord Rector of St. Andrew's  University on the 25th December, and  delivered a brilliant inaugural address.  Thereafter the Senatus conferred the  honorary degree ofLL.D. upon Chief  Rabbi H. Adler, of London; George E.  Buckle, editor of the London Times;  Sir'Win'. Broadbent, physician in ordinary to the Prince of Wales.  Sir James Sivewright, who is revisiting Britain after a long absence, is a  Scot of the Scots, having been born  at Fochabers, Elgin in 1848. He  graduated at Aberdeen University in  18GG, and entered tho telegraph service in India. In 1870 he was appointed superintending engineer of the  southern division of British telegraphs,  and in 1877 general manager of South  African  telegraphs.  Archie Hogarth, who has been selected by Sir Thomas Lipton to command the Shamrock in the contest for  the America's Cup, is a West of Scotland man, residing at Port-Bannatyne,  Buteshire, and is still less than forty  years old. His first command of note  was the ten-rater Yvonne in 1890-91.  Ho made a name for himself in the  Isolde, which was brought out by Peter  Donaldson in 1895, winning 127 prizes  of thje value of ������4,217 in four seasons.  ed individual,  who forgot' his wedding  day until reminded of it by his servant.  On another occasion, when   this ecclesiastic was engaged in   conversation,c a  gnat bit his   leg, .but,  strange to sny,  he stooped and kindly    scratched    tho  leg of   the gentleman, standing near to  him.      Tho    gnat    kept  on   biting,  of  course.     Other  stories aro    also   told  of   this dignitary   whichi   go   to prove  that his memory was not of the  MARVELLOUS    DESCRIPTION.  When a   Cabinet    Minister   lets out  the secrets of of Cictj to ono of his opponents it may bo   taken foil grantod that  it is done in a fit of abstraction, and  that it is   qui to    unintentional.     The  late Lord Derby, who? was occasionally  veiy absent minded was once walking  with    Lord    Clarendon,    an  o|>ponenl,  when he began   telling him  the secrets  of  (he   Cabinet   and ultimately   asked  for   advice.     This   was    too much for  Lord Clarendon, and when he intimated   this, Lord Derby came to himself,  saying, "Really I thought all  the time  I was      talking     to a    colleague."    Of  courso, Lord Clarendon   did   not make  known  tho information   thus placed in  his keeping.  Tho great La Fontaine was another  gentleman possessing a peculiar mem-  oi y, and many amusing, instances are  recorded of his absence of mind. In  faot, it is said that when) ho went to  present his "Fables" to the King, he  discovered, after he had delivered a  very good address, that the had forgotten the book; while, on another occasion ho is credited with having called to visit" ono of his' friends, whoso  funeral he had attended some time before. Although much shocked when  told his friend was dead, hei subsequently remembered having attended  the funeral.  Au amusing story is told in' connection with a certain professor who  seems to have had a bad meinory. He  visited a friend who was recovering  from a serious illness, and took a  bunch of grapes with him for, tho sick  man. Becoming engrossed in conversation, however, the absent ininded individual began picking the grapes, and  ������������������-. ACT OALLY ATE THEM ALL.  Then, on leaving, he said to his friend,  "No w, mind you eat those grapes! ��������� They  will do you- all thegood in the-world."  ;. Another learned gentleman was  troubled in the same way. One day  he met a friend who told him an, interesting piece of news. Later on in  the day the gentleman;, in question  dined with this friend,' and ��������� actually;  told him then, as something of great  importance, the story he had heard  from him a little before. When this  was pointed put, tho unfortunate narrator of the story was much upset, and  in his excitement put his host's napkin  into his pockot instead of his own pocket handkerchief. On another occasion when attending tho theatre, ho rose  from his.seat and bowed on the appearance of a celebrated actor, but the  outburst-of laughter which this provoked soon brought him to his senses.  An amusing story is also told of tho  absentminded Count do Brauoas. Once,  as ho was walking iu the street, tbo  Due do la Rochefoucauld saw him, and  crossed tho way lo speak to him. No  sooner did (he Count seo his friend,  however, than he exclaimed, "God  bless thee, poor man," and when  the Duke endeavored to speak to him  he' hastily interrupted him with  "Is it not enough that I , have  said, at first, that I have nothing for  you?' Such lazy beggars as, you hinder  a gentleman ). from walking in the  streets." ,A loud laugh brought him  to his senses, and. lie was rather surprised, and. no doubt somewhat ashamed of himself, to find that he had mistaken his friend for a mendicant.  "    AN ADHPT, |  Gentleman���������I never had such a perfect polish on these boots as you have  given them.  Western Hotel Porter, modestly���������I  used to bo a private soldier ia the regular army.  Among; the  canal  projects  that aro  making most rapid progress is the Russian canal across western Russia, from  the ISallic to the Black Soa.   Wnrk on-  the canal, began last spring, and four  years will be required to complete it.  It is to  bo 1,080 miles long, and will  extend from  the port of Riga, on the  Baltic,  to  the mouth  ot  the Dnlicpei*  River, on  tho Black Soa.      Tho    hew  waterway will be large enough to permit   tho    largest    warships    to    pass  through.     It will bavo a width at tho  top of 217 feet and 117 foot at the bol-  (om, with a depth of 28 1-2 feet. Starting from Riga  tho route follows   tho  Dwina    Rivor   to    Dunaburg.      From  this  point   tho canal   will   be  dug   to  Lepel  upon  the    Reresina  Rivor.      It  ���������   '  will  then ���������  follow this  stream  to  the '  Dnieper, which it will  descend to the  soa.   Tho route thus utilizes the river  courses which aro to bo canalized, and  of tho total length of tho canal only  125 miles  will  bo  dug.   The canal   is  being so  strongly  built   that    vessels  may  steam   through  it  at    a rate  of  six  knots  an  hour.   It. will   tako six  days for large vessels to pass through  it,  , TRAVELLING NIGHT AND DAY.  Tho canal is to be lighted throughout  by electricity, and the total cost is  estimatod at about ������100,000,000. To  enlarge the commercial area to be served it is proposed to utilize numerous  secondary rivers and thus connect the  canal with the important towns ol  Mozyr, Chernigov, Jitomir, Poltava,  and others.  Tho success of tho Manchester shij  canal has led Bolgium, to think of    j  similar  undertaking  for  tho    benefil  of  Brussels.   Tho  project  is   to  make  Brussels a maritime port, wilh largt  dock accommodations and a basin foi  shipping,    comprising,     about     30,001  acres.   The  work  has  not  yet   begun  but there is no doubt it will be carried  out.   The canal will be .about sovenly-  fivo miles  long.      The Belgians    art  among tho best canal  builders of the  world,  and  a groat  deal  of  their  internal    commerce  is    carried  on    the  twenty-nine canals now jn operation.  There is no telling when tho proposed  Florida ship'canal, designed  to    save  some    hundreds  of* miles   .of    travel  around tho end of the peninsula, will  be carried    out.      Tho projectors    of  this enterprise, however, havo recently  made progress  iu the study of available routes for the canal.   The route  selected  by  the'late    Gen. Stone-has  been pronounced impracticable by Engineer  Caffall,    who reports    that    a  tidewater canal.is,out of the question,  and   that   tho only    practicable  route  ������6r a ship canal  Is on a lock system,  beginning at the harbor of St. Augustine,    going    straight    to St.    John's  River,  15  1-2 miles,   up  that  river  1(1   '-  miles, thence to Orange. Lake, 28 1-1  miles,    through    that    lake     9   miles,  thence to the Gulf, south of Wacass-    . ;,  asseo Bay;  tho nearest deep water, 45  1-4 miles.     The  total  length  of    tha  canal is to be 108 miles.  The ��������� Panama 'Canal Company has  completed the'Boca dock, the Pacific  terminus of the canal. It remains to  be seen whether vessels will use this  dock.-vTho tide fluctuation at Panama :  amounts to , over twenty-five feet,  and at the lowest ebb the  .     BOTTOM.OF THE  SEA     :  is  exposed   for  a  mile  or  more  from  the shore,   Some persons express the ,,���������������������������  opinion that the dock will be a great-  success,'while, others think it will  ba'  a complete failure, as, iu their opinion,  vessels   will  not   venture   to    tie  up     '.'  there. .--���������... ���������-.���������������������������-���������' '.;'.'.',  The. Fronch Chamber has had before -,  it for some time' a plan to conneot  the' Bay of Biscay with the Moditerv*  fanean by-a shi|): canal. The plan is  to start from .Bordeaux, follow the.  left  bank of the Garonne for ii con- :  siderable distance, then cross tha  river, and remain on the right bank  as far as Toulouse, where it will again  pass to the other side. The canal will  finally cross the rivor . n ihird time  and terminate in the Gulf of Lyons  near Narbonno. 'Its. length'will'be 327  nautical miles., One great advantage  that is urged in favor of the canal is  (hat. it will give northern France sea  communication with its southern ports  without passing through tho Strait ot  Gibralter.  The Suez  Canal  is  as  yet  the  only  great   financial    success    among    the  ship    canals    now  in  operation.      Its  total traffic receipts for the half year  ending  Juno    30   last   wore   ���������58,G3(i,920.  The    charges  imposed   by    the    canal ...  company are $1.51  per  registered tonnage,  and   ten  of    the    German  mail    ,  steamers  alone    contribute    annually   ,.'  about  $500,000   to   the  canal  company  for passage or a sura equal  to nearly  half  tho 'mail subsidies received from  the  imperial  Government.  The Kaiser Wilhelm Canal, between  tho mouth of tho Elbe on the North  Sea and Kiel on. the Baltic Sea, is more  fh'an paying its..expenses, and the net.  iiicnmo'of the Manchester is slowly increasing. The Isthmus of Corinth ' "  Canal is only a little over three miles  long; but it saves from 100 to 200  miles in the journey to Constantinople  and obviates the necessity of making  the dangerous passage around Cape  Matapan. It is not yet utilized by  shipping as  much as  was expected.  ������7  _-.-,-,,r-*,a.. .j, ,������, .. -wre���������-v-van-v ������������������-p**^:;****-*-'^^ CHILDREN OF OLD MEN.  Seventy  Years So. sear to  the  Acf-nlx'tlnu  or Interesting Fiimllles.  Cases of children being born to men  verging on tho three-score years and  ten, which aro declared by the Psalmist  to constitute the span of human life,  are by no means so rare as might be  imagined.  The present Earl of Leicester, one of  the only peers oi the realm who witnessed Queen Victoria's coronation was  soventy-one years of age at the time of  tho birth of his youngest daughter,  whoso eldest sister, agod forty-nine, is  already a grandmother. Tho famous  French Field Marshal Pelissier, Duke of  Malakoff, was sixty-oight when he married, and his only daughtor, recently  divorced from tho Polish Count "**a-  moiska, was born a year later. His  follow Field Marshals, Canroliert and  Bazaine, likewise married whon they  wero in thu'neighborhood of seventy,  and  each left  several  children.  The father of Queen Isabella of Spain  old King Ferdinand, was sixty-eight at  tho time of her birth, and sixty-nine  when her sister, the late Duchess de  Monlpensier, made her appearance in  tho world. Aneiout history furnishes  many moro such instances, among the  most notable being, perhaps, thoso of  Cato, King David and last, but not  least, Father Abraham.  j Woman is the I  A  Nervous' Part  Of Humanity  412,019.07  3.137.828.G1  2-.58G.947.00  474.029.08  NORTH AMERICAN LIFE.  ���������The annual meeting oX this company,  was held in the company's building'  here ou Thursday, February 2nd, 1899,  when Mr. John L. Blaikio was appointed chairman, ��������� and Mr. iWilliam McCabo  secretary,.  .The directors'report presented nt the  meeting, showed continued and marked proofs of the great progress and  solid prosperity of the Company in every  branch  of  its business.  SUMMARY    OF    THE    FINANCIAL  '     , STATEMENT      AND     BALANCE  SHEET FOR THE YEAH ENDED  DECEMBER, 31ST, 1898.  Cash Income   j**"   785,130.81  Expenditure, including  iloath claims, endowments, maturod investment, policies, profits,  and all other payments  to  policy-holders.    .  'Assets   Reserve 'Fund   Net Surplus for Policyholders    Audited  and found correct,  Jas. Carlyle, M.D. W. McCabo.  Auditor. Managing Director.  Somo of tho leading features of tho  year's business as mentioned by the  president,  were -the  following :���������  1. Looking at the. company from every standpoint, the report submitted  shows financial streugth', productive  assets, ��������� solid growth, and large relative surplus, which is tho supremo  point to policy-holders, as it is from  . this source alone (hat satisfactory returns can  be made   to  them.  2j The new business for the year exceeded  that of any  previous  year.  8. Another marked feature, of this  company is the relatively large am-  Diint of its net surplus to liabilities,  when contrasted with that of its leading competitors. The president showed  that this ratio was one ot the best  tests by which to judge of tho relative  merits of  the  different  companies.  4. The following marked increases  were made during the year;.  i  Por Cent.  In Premium Income ..j j     11.5G  In   Interest   Income    ^   1(3.11  In Insurance in force.' ...-. ,   '13.15  In  Assets  .;.       10.01  In  Net  Surplus   i...    1C73  In Insurance Reserve. .   ,. ..   . ...    15.18  The president staled that the gentlemen representing the United States  Insurance Departments had been in  the city during part of last month,  'and had made a thorough and most  ���������searching investigation into the affairs of tho company, with a view to  its admission to do business in their  respective States,"and that those exports were extremely well satisfied  with the soundness of tho company,  And expressed themselves as gratified  with every aspect of its affairs.  The Hon. Mr. Allan, in seconding the  adoption of the report, called special  attention to the excellent character of  tho investments of the Company, of  these over 37 per cent, are in the  . first mortgage securities, nearly 20  per cent, in debentures, nearly 14  per cent, in stocks and bonds, loans  and policies about G 1-2 por cent., tho  Ibalanice consisting of cash in banks,  interest  accrued,  etc.  Ho also called special attention to  the fact that although the assets had  Increased very largely, the outstanding and accrued interest had been  very materially decreased, -which '������������������ is a  proofo of tho excellent character of  the investments of the Company, and  the promptness with which tho interest thereon has been paid.  James Then-burn, M.D., medical director, presented a full and interesting report of thc mortality experience  of the companty from its organization,  which showed that ��������� great care had  been exercised in the selection of tlio  company's' business.  The confeulting actuary reported  that ho had made an independent ex-  amincition of tho affairs of the company as at December 31st, 1898,' having examined ths books, accounts and  balamco shoot, also a detailed copy of  the annual report to tho Insurance  Department, and stated that' he was  very much gratified -with tho result  ���������of such examination, also with the  thorough system of tho work of every  department Ithrtfughout they office.  He' comimendod the company for closing its botoks promptly at the end of  the year, as had boon its custom from  organization, and ' stated that not-  withstanfding the large- amount paid  Yho policy-holders .during the year,  inidther substantial Igain had been (^  ��������� node in the net surplus, now amount- i  Man the muscular���������the peculiar needs  of  the  gentler   sex  i* are best supplied by the pure j  blood, good appetite, better >  digestion, greater strength, a  which come from taking Hood's  Sarsaparilla. " It made me a  new woman," write many  warm friends who have realized its benefits, it isunques- (*)  tionably    the    best    medicine *���������  \  money can buy.  i>  HARNESSING THE NILE.  The English engineers who have been  at work on the problem of transmitting electric power from tho cataracts  of tho Nile, continue to picture the results obtainable in glowing colors.  Prof. George Forbes says the city o������  Cairo can bo lighted cheaper by power  generated at the First Cataract, over  4C0 miles away, than by means of steam-  engines located in the city itself. By  a system of irrigation, combined with  electric power fiom the cataracts, he  avers the Dongola province, up to  tho Fourth Cataract, may be made the  most fertile country in  the world.  The average tea is like a lottery, one   seldom  gets   a prize,  trust luck when buying tea use the best,  Don't  cjei 5i.*-i.oxa-_  Lead packages'���������  25, JO, ������0,50and Wo.  in������T to ������474,029.08 or ' if made up on  tho same basis as lhat generally used,  viz., by uddinig tho difference between the cost nnd" market value of  debe^Cures, etc., awfnod by the company, such surplus would bo $522,-'  GG4.83. Ho referred to the great difficulty w.hich has been experienced of  late years in securing satisfactory investments, and pointed out the great  decline in tho rate of interest which  gilt-edge securities yielded. In view  of this ho siatod that the setllemcnri  of the company's investment policies  should bo highly satisfactory lo the  holders thereof, as they compare favorably with thoso o'f the leading and  best managed companies on this continent.  A special voto dfi thanks was unanimously tendered to. lhe' Company's  Provincial managers, inspectors, and  agency staff, for their splendid work  of tho past year, during which the  largest business over done by the company had biten secured, largely, exceeding that d������ any other home company at  tho same  a.ge in its history.  Aftei- the usual vote of thanks tatal  been passed, (he election of directoTs  took plaxje, whereupon the newly-elected board met, and Mr. John L. Blaikio  waa unanimously re-elected president  and the Honourable G. \V. Allan and  Sir  Frank  Smith,  vice-presidenis.  ��������� A Bible which had once been ihe  properly of Cardinal Mazarln, was recently sold at auction in London for  ������2,950. The same book had previously  been ��������� sold at ������3,900. Some slight defects had depreciated its value.  A Generoua Offer.  Wo aro authorized to offer our readers, prepaid, a free sample of a never-  failing euro for catarrh* bronchitis, irritable throat, influenza, and! such  throat and nasal diseases. There is no  mystery about Catarrhozono, though  its effect is magical. Ointment* and  washes cannot reach the diseased parts,  and have thus proved useless. But  Catarrhozone is carried hy air directly to the diseased part, and is like a  breeze from the pine woods. Write for  free sample to.  N. C. Poison & Co., Kingston, Ont.  PHOSPHATES AS A SOURCE OF -  FERTILITY.  As set forth in tho analysis under  which it is sold, Thomas-Phosphate in  lis bust samples is nearly one-half composed of phosphates, and its importance as a manure for wheat must be  admitted when it is remembered that  tho ashes of the grain of wheat consists of over 70 iicr cent!'of phosphates.  This phosphate , is capable of supplying fully throe parts out of the four  of., lhe constituents of a crop of .wheat.  No wonder when judiciously applied  that wheat and other cereal crops, all  of ��������� which -are largely dependent on  phosphates, derive immense benefits by  its use as;a man-trial agent. But beyond this, there are other good reasons why cereals,: as well as clovers,  etc., should luxuriate.when it is applied. Tho . difficulty of accounting  for the. crops I have seen and heard  of, if merely its iihosphate of lime was  taken into account, induced mo to devote considerable' time and attention  in tho hope of obtaining a hotter understanding of its nature and trying  to guage, through a1 knowledge of lhe  process by which it is evoked, the why  and the wherefore of the aid it furnishes to vegetable production, and "the  reason of,tho fertility that follows its  uso as a plant food.  .These researches have shown me, in  the first i place, that instead of the  phosphates present iu it being all'in  the form of tho phosphate bf'.limo, they  are largely composed of phosphate of  magnesia, which as far as wheat is concerned, and in smaller degree all other  cereals as well, is of far greater importance than phosphate pf' lime, the  ashes of the grain showing between  four and five times as much of former as they do of tho'latter;  Practical agricult urists will at once  realize that the application of a substance rich in both .these phosphatic  elements,,of Wheat food must of necessity be sounder, practice than using a,  phosphatic manure which has only  limo for a base, and I would impress,  upon them tli������ importance that probably may result from this know-ledge of  the real nature of Thomas-Phosphate.  ���������Newport and Market Drayton Advertiser.'.. '':'.' .;.-���������'  ���������';.. RICHES CONCEALED IN RAGS.  -  Two Paris policemen the" other: day  arrested a ragged vagabond who was  too imbecile to answer any questions.  When his clothi ng was searched his  pockets, were found: to contain'/������2,000  in banknotes and ������170,000  in bonds.  "'���������:-'W. PC-959- :  onboy's Improved  arriage Tops   RECEIVED THE HIGHEST AWAID  ' AT THE WORLD'S FAIR 1893.  Oonbey'a Patent Roller Tops have met with  each univorsn.1 favor thatothorinaoufnotur-  ors oro now muking Inferior Imitation.- and  soiling thom on the reputation the Conboj*  Tops hare made. Do not be hoodwinked by  aiy person who recommends an inferior  make to be just as uood.,  Insist on having tbo genuine Oonbor make  as imitations are never as good as th������ genuine.*' ,'' ''   ���������'.-���������,'.'    .'.���������'���������  $35,000  $25,000  $35,000  $25,000  CASH CIVEN AWAY PO PP  "THE best advertisement lor any  . medicine in one coming from a person who  1, hnstukcn the remedy and hu been BENEFITED.     .-,.-,,������������������   ..-,.,.,.;''..  AS an introduction we wish to dis-  '���������'   ���������    tribute throughout Canada 200,000 packages of Dr. Groon'a Health !*|iecino.'   To accomplish this vre have decided to appropriate  25,000 dollar- to bo distributed'amongst our   '���������        :     "~ :        r      patrons. '     '���������' ;  AS to the efficiency of the Specific we could write pages laudatory of its  " ourative aualitlon. When we were dono you would ktiowno more of it Mufti yottdo now. so we  sliuoly -ay if you are troubled with Constipation. Indigestion, Liver or Kidney trouble, or any ailment arising from a disordered BtomacH, and, will take one package of Dr. Green s Iletiltb Specific  and find yi.u are not delighted with the reaults���������stato the facts to this Company and we wilt cheer-  full, refiini your money. Used as a laiative it has no peer, and,when onoeused will never be discarded for any other remedy. Send your order direct to this-Conmany; enclosing : 60 cents (no  S���������������. ������������������d we will mall you one package of the Specific To the writer of the first letter received  enclosiiK fifty "nt- 'or one package of the remedy we will remit; ten'-dollars-in cash, a*4 to the  Sender oTurery 238th letter, thereafter, enclosing.fifty oents,;uutil 200,000 ordor.lettew are reeved we will remit au amount ranging from $3.00 to $5,000 00,. the total of our presents lit tfcU  way sg'greg'-'in** *25,0O0.0O., Write quioS and enclose this advertisement.   Address -..,...  The Sanford Ear Drum G6.,  Room E, Confederation Life Building, Toronto.  o  O     $25,00O :-,"Q;    $25,0qO  $25,000  $25,060  IC youh.ve any APPLES, BUTTER, ECt������o> POULTRl  , to ship, ship them to  Tha  Dawaori   Commission  Co., Lin\ited,  113117C������3t?*,*������.*B-������.*ltt������    . ''���������-(*[  THE MOST NUTRITIOUS,  s  and Shoot Metal Works  .   . .. _    EOOFINU BLATE, in Black,  en.   ShAVE BLACKBOARDS (We supply  ��������� High sch-ei'.fert?*; A������in.ui Sfii- &ftfc  ROOFING   ~E00FrNU8LATB^in Blacky  The Scotch trade unions aro moving  for  an eight-hour day.  To^a oVvB-4-Tor ������i.I������,-KI-por-������=r������ cnah.bar  lBroer<fi������tUjii������l-tl^'J^M*ti*>������*J' Stemi  Hypnotism is scientifically studied in  some  of  the French medical colleges.  Tito windows of Persian houses, as a  rule, are not visible from' the street.  State ok Ohio, Urn* of Toledo, I ���������  LuoAS County, /  Frank: J. Cheney inako' oath that ho is tho  senior partner of tho firm of F. J. Ciienkv &  Co., doing b-isinoHtJ in 'ho City of Toledo,  Countv und Stato, tlforosud. nnrl thnt said flnn  will pay tho sum or OXK HUNDRED DOLLARS for oaoh and overy ca^o oi Catarrh  that, cannot bo cured by tho uso of Hall's  Catarrh Conic.  FRANK J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before mo and suhscriliod in my  presence, thie lith (lav of I looembor, A. D. 18SB.  -j seal > Notary Public.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken l'lternn'ly, and  act* directly on tho blood und raucous wirfuoo-'  of tho Ry.st.em. Sond for tostimoiiials, free.  F.J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O.  Sold by Dru-rifists, 75c.  ��������� Hall's Family Pills are the best.  ������������������-���������."..'CALTE.RT'S ������������������������������������������������������:���������::.  Oarbollc Dioinfoctanta. Soaps, Ointment, Toolh Powderi, etc, hare been  nwardort 100 uiiidala and diplomas for ouparior  excellenoe. Their regain." use prevent, infections disomies. Anlc your dealer to obtain a  supply.    Lists inullfcd free on application.  F. C. CALVEHT &  MANOHESTER,  B.,  ENGLAND.  Kbl?o������iM*Hi-lhSc'!iqol������1'forou������ol.Root!���������-.   . .  0o.l iSv .5. ROOtulO TILB (B,e M.w Oujr Build-  |M������*Mooto,-don.to6ur������rai). M.t.l Ooillngj, Oor-  nioe.,.'o. E^tin������t������i foniitie." for .work jom^st. or for  ���������.r, U.,1. .hlnncd to any I'url ������f *.to jo-.mtry. PhoneKOS  P^etalHc   Telephone  Tablet tfSSiSStt* i3SZ>  '���������)1.60. '"  Tho OFFICE 8PECIALTY MFC.CO.  LIMITED, ���������;  Toronto and Newaarket, Ont.  'eOIt 3 ALK���������Oheap, tO acres at Hopworfh, brick houiie,  , frame buro, good ir^ter. or exchuuge for larger farsa.  ! Apply W. T. KEARN3, Hepworth Sta., Ool.  iPie a..-:  **E31-vsi,xso"c--ES.-fa<oi-K7-ni  OATAl.oaUE "JKEK  QBIM, Mfg. Oc, Montreal.  CUTTllSG  SGfiOwL���������moitar, ieud for catalogue C. & O. SCHOOL CO., Montreal.  MONTKRAIi  The "Balmoral," Free Bus#������.#���������������.  OaljrAusUWitoo ll* C������������ta4t. for the mire bl  ' erery pkiseo of jpeeoh defect.    Eftabllahetj  la Tproeto, lt9l   Ohm rfcwjDtcoti  OHOr.OiTI- AUTO-VOOEJ^'BTlJ-t-rE,  . ��������� Pembroke St., Torontt, Canada  MRRiS LEAS  BUYS COPPER  SCEAP  Wholesale only       William St., Toronto  ��������� Long Distance Tele-phone 1329.  GRATEFUL���������COMFORTING.  GO GO A  BREAKFAST���������SU PPER.   ���������  M^ii'>y^^'^',<������("lW'������VlfllV*'  We give  this fine  WATCH  with chain and charm, for selling two doz. WKitolikht Wiche  at ten cents each.- Ao Money  Required. Write, and we will  send the Wicks, postpaid, and  our big Premium List. When  you have sold the.Wicks, return the money, and we will at  once send your watch free of  all charge. Hundreds have  earned .fine watches working  for us,'why-not youT In  writing, mention this paper.  WHITELICHT WICK CO.,  TORONTO,  CAN.  A*hiiBiiW>rti*r*ri-1 *��������� *-���������>���������������*���������>*���������'-'������-���������������  i. CQFFEE & CO.,    ���������f>>������������������>  GRAIN AND COMMISSION  MERCHANTS,  Boema 409-12 Board"of Trade Dulldlnar,  'TOHOMIO, ONT.    . .  .Thomas Flv-jk John L. Coirn  SAUSAOB 0A8IN38���������New Importation! finest English  Sheap and Aniorioan Hc������ Oaslnes-reiial'le goods**  light nilios. PABK. IHAOKWELL a CO.. *roroato.  JTuinTning birds in Minora, one of  the Philippines, uro very pugnacious.  Hundreds of them simultaneously attack a huntsman and seriously injure  him.  rmsnem   Every stammerer  (SFS""* Mia- -rill talk U  ���������* '���������'.   t*ey will come anil  try. Ihareepcut 40/ears' bluAy on this tiistrussliiyhabit.  Oume and satisfy yourselres. Xo risk: W.'If. BA1*5,  ....;-.-.; flpccialist, 3H2 Oollcgc St., Toronto.  Eoortblnrllns-,-) Semi yoor rasgaiine;, huve them ciue'r  "rlntloir, (bound. Bill Iteaas, StttJemeMM, Letlar  j������-������ n��������� u������ (*Heads,Oard������,in������tockaudtoorder. SitaJ  tmoT. books, j200awl roceifepottpdcouniordaykook  Bills1-,lSOpaiosmlod- Q.ttl>naiaaa.53*tir)tn'..Hatailtcc  TORONTO  CUTTING   SCHOOL.  Write for speoinl tni-ma during: Jauuarj- and  February.   S. (JORB1GAN, 113 Yonge St..  Eepo^iully those  eS^fiS* S"1*^ -*1'1'" hi.-c'failtd  E   (J**.*   ������S to tie cured ������!>u-  .       whero, write to  Dr. Arnott, 13trtin, who will coUTlncoyou hoceocureyo  Mill*. Mills a Haloo.  Br.i-rUtern.et<i., reiuovoo  to Waulev mdira.. Rich  mond St. VV'��������� 'loronto.  aytswb   TK������ BEST   af.pays'  1 Central,  ���������*/>  ....-.'' STnATTona, okt.  Youiljr Ken xnd Woman properly prepared for l-usi-  "es3 lite; rfrsiluaUs aiwrys suocesbful; best teachers;  large attendance ; boiud chrup; atud^nts oan enter at  un; tLi'e; Beet Commr.rolal 8criaol In Ontario.  Writo for beautilnl catrtloifue.  W. .!. BLI.IOTT. .Principal.  Send J2.50 for (i Boxed  B0LD'8 BUILDERS, the  now  only   recognized  System   flogrtilator atid  BIsjdTonlo. and wo trill mril you a -ruaranteo  to refund the money for aiy oa;o of Genorai  llebility not cured after I akin? ihe raedioine.  Thousands of sufferers aro dally recovering  lost health by thin Groat Enf-li������h Prescript"0*1,  theroforo wo make you this unbiased guarantee; ; ,      ''.-.-���������;:'...  Mold's Slood, Bone and Brain Builders.  Oure all forms of weakness ia either sex arising from impure blood, diseased bono, or impoverished brain.  We also take this opportunity  of thanking  the many doctors -who havo spoken  ������o favorably of tho medicine.   .  ftddross��������� ....':���������  The BOLD PHARMACAL CO.,  456 Kinar St, Woat, Toronto.  -J  and MAY FEVER Permanently Cured by  Medicated Vapor Inb������lution��������� a miracle of siKceon,  10 Days Trial Frea. Send 15o. forcxprena on nut fit.  Dr. Ray's Suoooaoful Remedy Oo..Toronto, Ont  Dr. Ui.y'a Anti-Conatipation PiUi alwnyacure.     ^  TxiDdou, Kng.     Molbourue, Atu. ' ;Toronto, 0*a,  HSALTIJ RESTORhB  without   tncdlcIiiA  or expauta to th#  mon tU������iTCl*?'*������������l St(-in<.oh, Lun-jti, Kerrmi, SAiet, Blood.  Bidder, Kldiicyii, litv.it* ������iid j-.rei.t.h hy  Ou Barry's aSSSTS,*.  which S:iri.������ tu>al|di. and ClrT.ilien, ami alao Hunt 800-  ���������.'fssfully iiiluiil.n aliose Ailments aud Debility h-oii ".���������  j'ltnl ail vllvr trer.tim.ut������. Jt rtf|reet������ when ail otli**.'  Fori'l Ih rejojte'l. aavsa 50 tlme������ it* co������l In medlclnu.  Kal   y**c\> c^*1.,   '"' ���������-i������,,lD .H'K-cess,     1*0,00-  S������J   B ������������.S S    ���������>"",!!! c",r''-' ������- CoDsti,,.-  "*"**-'���������*' . turn, Piatuieboy, ny������.oi.p������i������,  IviliRowtloi, C"tisunn>llon, Disbcta.i. r.rouchltis, IiilUr  0112:1, O.-iirfii' Actlmia, (!ata"h, Phlegm, UiairiiaiA,  Cirrous Debility, rilef^lt'iBueas, flr-spouJenoy,  Du-Barry'& 0a3 ffiS8  LoutU.11, W , alsn in failfl. U Ru������ do Cintiglione. and  at all Orooure, ("lunnirls, an<l .l'tuii;B eti+ry^here, in tint  2s., 3.1., B.I., Os., 511... 11^. .''eiit oarriiico froo. Also Du  Haiiy'-. KeTaleuta Biwuits, ia.tin;. 3b. ������1. and S-i.-     '  11  Loan and Savings Company. l  ZKOORfOKATED 1855.        ,  ��������� Paid-up Capital 82,600(009  Booorvo Fund............    l,IBo,ooo  Head Office���������Toronto 8*., Toronto.  BraSeh'Dif l������o������ - Wlnnlpogr, Man., Vanoouver, B.0.'  tmiPOTTS are reoeiveaL at Interest,  paid or   oote-  jwundod half yearly.       :  "JEltflSTllBr.S iasucd In Currency or gisrlicg with  -    Intel est ooupons attaehed,  payaole In Canada  os1  In Briglaud.   Executors nod Trustees are author  ited by lair .to forest iu the Debentures of this"  lotapaoy.  iMeNEl' AUVA"������'Kt> on Beal Kstate security  a������  '      C'-rresit ratee and on farorahle conditions as to r*.  1     -tayineut.    '  "ilortsaffos aod Muniolpr.l Debentures purchased.  .1. HERBERT MASON  Munaclng Director.  fan/aCtis'--. .���������.  'ROYAL  MAIL  ���������SlGSfmHiOSs! LSI1@ 8T=AM8HIP8  yt John, N.It., int. Halifax, to Liferyool. .-alliny at  Londonderry. LRrtf.- And i*a.=,t twin sc-fvc -.teainships  '  LiUltADOR."   " VaNCOI'VKH."     " SCOTSMAN."  Superior wccomi-io'lt-U-in ior n.-sfc Cabin. Soo-  ona Or.bln aDdS'.oot-HEB pn.-sonncrB. Ka'.ttti of,  paHKitite- First..Cahls, 3,15.00; o-or.omi Cabin.'  ?35; Sic-irauw S'22.SO and ii������vni'dn aot'ordlnit to  stcampriiiiubarl.h. F"or ������.ll inforninriou apply  to I.ecal A(,-enU, or r������.\v������n ToKWJfort & Co,,  Gen'l A-ronta.17 SD. Saoramonr. SI. T.AaG.lreal.   {  Did Yon Ever Examiiis  0*5  ������  1  No homo should bo .without one.  ' Hundreds Are Now In Use  Klviafc entire satisfaction.  ABSOLUTELY ODORLESS  Firo onlr required once in two woekH.  .For circular write  THE ODORLFSS GREM.irORY CLOSET GO.,  Hamilton, Out.  I I  &3  H  \jffW,  p ^*?>.,(Jil,A*^  9! *-.������=.-���������}  ���������*������*   f ������*J -li  ��������� THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1899,  ftbeflMmn-alReview  SATURDAY MARCH 4,  1899.  this connection, be given school trustees to secure necessary amounts from  such revenue* to meet the incidental  expenses of schools.   At present they  have no means of raising a dollar, and  do not know that if they buy a broom  or a cord of wood for their schools the  government will ever pay for them.  It appears to us that if the Conservative party deeire, as a party, to make a  showing at thc next general elections,  ns was dicided on at their late convention,   they  want to be ready with an  Mr.Green conferred wim iwm ���������-������������������.<.-��������� w~������-   entire system of radical reforms  like  ton and was told it was not the mtcn- L,^ a.>a wiu ftl onc() colnmcnd them.  tion of the government to make any ad-1    lycs t0 the better judgement ot the  TAXATION OF MINES.  On receiving the protest from Sandon, last week, against the  proposed  increase  in taxation of mine outputs,  conferred with Minister Cot-  vanee at present. The budget speech  foreshadowed an inoroaso.but no doubt  the fuMlado of protests, caused them  to change their minds.   '        . ,     ' .  This brings us to  the consideration  of the   government's method of  taxation as  a whole,   and forces us lo  the  conclusion that it is wrong,in' many ol  its features and rotten lo the core,   In  the first place taxation of mines m any  ���������    form until they become dividend paying is a hardship on the. owners and a  serious obstacle in the way of incoming  capital.     The moment an  owner  sacks hia first car or part car of ore Ins  output becomes liable to. taxation-he  may havo sunk to that point ������100,000  and ia, even with ore in hand, without  assurance that he will ever get 10 per  cent, of it buck, and yet be shadowed  by the tax-gatherer adding to his perplexities.   Unlil he realizes, or from  development  has   assurance   that he  will realize, an income equal" to  his  outlay, in real business language, his  property  is not worth a cent, and on  any equitable taxation basis is not.an  asset  of a cent available for the -tax-  gatherer. '"  When  the property   once  makes a return equal to the outlay, it  becomes  a tangible asset and should  then pay taxes  on the basis of profits.  Taxation on this basis, anil this alone;  will   encourage   investments   in    the  country;  on any other it will discourage them.  Lotus  now look atthe systems of  realty, personal property and income j  taxation���������they are a remnant of ancient barbarism. .'_ "-.  An assessor is appointed and given  a territory equal in urea to half a province, to which time and acquaintance  ���������will not give him an opportunity to do  justice, even if he was in intelligence  and ability superhuman.   Whore municipal organization comes in, he is relieved from realty tax,.but in all other  respects he is lord   of all,   and,   like  Crusoe,  just   as   fully   competent   to  master.   This district assessor spends  a couple of days in a place like Sandon  and , learns   all   about   the  value   of  stocks, incomes, personal effects, etc.,  etc., and their values, where it would  take a shrewd resident as many weeks  to properly master all the information  required,    As a result  under assessments,   over   assessments   and   total  omissions are the rule",.and the ill-pro-  vised revenue  secured from such an  assessment goes to keep up a lot   of  nabobB in Victoria or elsewhere; yea,  even  a fifth department���������when  there  are enough already���������instead of being  collected in   the cicy   and   spent   on  streets, sidewalks,   schools, etc., as it.  should be.   Outside of municipal corporations  this assessor has, even still  wider scope���������his dutie"* sare increased  by the assessment of real property. He  goes   to   the   registry offices and the  owners  of townsites and after   a few  ' moments' enquiry   he   finds out   the  names of all who own property and he  can complete his roll in a day or two,  taking  in personal   property and incomes as he does incorporated towns.  He has taken no step, however, to find  out the values of building on the properties of which he has received no information,   or   of   those    on   mining  claims, government lands, or located  in many other ways.  An.infinitely better plan would be to  place these unorganized districts,  by  local constituencies where practicable,  in tlio hands of supervisors, elected by  the people, who in turn would appoint  ���������  assessors,  road   overseers   and   such  other officials as necessities demanded;  these supervisors   being in turn   empowered'to apply  the taxes, real and  personal,   and    hotel   licenses     and  other local revenues for the improvement of roads, bridge etc.   They being  on the spot would know just where the  expenditures should be made, having  in  view   the   localities   contributing.  Such'an arrangement in the hands of  loeal men should prove infinitely mere  satisfactory to the people, than having  the revenues collected and the expenditures made from Victoria by a committee of men,   none of whom   may  ever haye visited the districts.  ' Power should also,  we may nay in  people. Volumes might be written on  the inconsistencies and vagaries of  Joseph Martin, but the public intellect now-a-days calls for better food  than that. Our province is young, has  peculiiirties of its own differing from  tiicise of other provinces, and the party  should beieadywitha complete system of government of its own, meeting  the weaknesses of the present system,  and with conditions fully anticipating  growth and development in the native  peculiarities'of the country..  Just where and how this $15,000 for  roads, bridges, etc. will be expended  we do not know;  but, of eourse, Mr.  Green should have something to say in  its distribution.   All we have to say is  that it is a very small   tu' pence ha'  penny against tlie revenues given' the  government by the Slocan.   Our mineral output contributes infinitely more  than is given  for the improvement of  roads, to say  nothing of the revenues  arising from the taxation of lands, personal property and incomes, hotel and  other licenses  (outside   of Kaslo and  Sandon),  timber dues,   sales of lands,  timber   leases,     miners'   certificates,  mining receipts general, etc., etc.  'Twill purify the  system���������Give you  , strength and  onerey.  CHANGES IN LICENSE LAWS.  Some changes are being made in the  hotel licensing law's and briefly this is  the substance of  them;:    A   board of  commissioners of two persons  arc to  be appointed in each district, who will  be paid for actual time spent and disbursements only.   Every .iplicant for  a license shall adopt a special form of  application, send ������10 to  the Finance  minister to reach him before thc 15th  of May or the 15th of November.   The  minister, will ..then send  the application to the   inspector,  which  by tlie  way is a new officer,   under Martin's  economy.   Soon after these dates the  inspector is  to advertise notice of the  application in a local paper,   with a  description of premises of applicant;  the date of'meeting of board of commissioners 14 days before the meeting  "Incase any person wishes to apply  ! for a license at any other lime than as  above provided,   he may send to  the  Finance Minister his application and  $10, as above provided.   Upon receipt  of the   application   and  the  Finance  Minister's  receipt   by   thc   Chief Inspector, he shall calculate the expense  of .calling the board together,  of advertising and of' inspection,   and he  shall-notify the applicant that his up  plication will not be considered  until  the amount so estimated has been sent  to the Finance Minister. On this being  done, the Chief Inspector shall arrange  for tlie advertisement of the application,  the inspection of the premises,  and the calling  together of the board  at as early a day as possible,  to consider the application."  This is a synopsis of Manitoba law  which will be found to be very unsatisfactory under conditions in mining  camps.  The Vancouver Province:  "Thc olive branch hits failed. Let  us try what retaliation will do. Let  us treat the Americans as they treat  us. An eye for an eye and a tooth for  a tooth may not be in accord with  what the world recognizes ns the highest ethical standards, but we seem unable to resort to anything else under  certain circumstances. Let us give  them hostile legislation for hostile  legislation."  When in 1S79 the Tory government  of Canada inaugunrated the National  Policy, it was because tho Americans  had a   Chinese wall against our products, and they refused  to renew the  treaty that expired  in ISM.   All  the  same  the   Grit parly denounced   the  high duties of the N. P. (rem ono end  of Canada lo thc other, Premier Laurier declaring in thc interval Dial ho  would give Canada "unrestricted Reciprocity," Free Trade,   Free Trade   as  they  had it in  .England, etc., etc.  by  turns.    He lias now failed in his efforts  to induce the Americans to pull clown  their   high   tarill',   and'   his   organs  throngout thc country  are urging him  not to give us '���������unrestricted reciprocity" or "any other of his playthings, but  to "fight the devil with fire."  It is now  urged that tlie  Grit party  should entirely reverse their cries of the past 20  years, and even  add to  the protection  of the N.P.   This is Reform and Liber-  alisiH as defined under Monsieur Laur-  ior.   How will  the old time Liberals,  that have  beer, looking for thc Free  Trade for the last twenty years, take to  Liberalism in this form ?   What will  the country think of this Liberalism  in a general election ?  Take  !��������������� Ob O-b  This  Spring.   Very few people escape the enervating-  influence of spring weather.  There is a dullness, drowsiness and  inaptitude for work on account of the  whole system being: clog-god up with impurities accumulaled during- the winter  months.  The liver is sluggish, the bowels inclined to be constipated, the blood impure,  and the entire organism is in need of a  thorough cleansing.  Of all "Spring Medicines," Burdock  Blood Bitters is tlie best.  It stimulates the sluggish liver to activity, improves tho appetite, acts on the  bowels and kidneys, purifies and enriches  lhe blood, removes all poisonous pro-  -lucls, and imparts new life and vigor to  those who are weak and debilitatod.  Mr. Wm. J. Hepburn writes  from Centralia, Ont.: "I can  .sincerely say lhat Burdock Blood  hitters is the best spring medicine on>the  market. Last spring my blood got out  of order, and I had seven or eight good  .sized boils come out on my body, and the  one on my leg was much'larger than an  egg. I got a bottle of Burdock Blood  hitler*, and inside of six days, when only  half lhe bottle was taken, there wasn't  '?, '*?���������' lo ''a seen. I have recommended  h.Kb. to different people in our village,  .���������ind all derived benefit from it. I wish  B.B.B. every success, as it is indeed a  great medicine for the blood."  R.H.R. is a highly concentrated vegetable, compound���������teaspoonful doses���������add  wali'i-your-self.  fllNINQ STOCKSl  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every Representation Guaranteed.  M. Harris1  SANDON, B. C.  /IiriLESSLY  7 Big  Boils.  Into had health unless you  checkthatCough, Cold or La  Grippe.   You can do it with  Lambert's Syrup  Douglas Pine.  It will land you into a haven  of safety. Your druggist has  it���������25 cents a bottle.  it.  f !.J~tlji.$.lZ?.\>,  :*Sa**X*c*i3si,  ���������:iZ������~������'������2l%8g8EXl  UR������ ALL YOa.S PfllJJS IVITH      |*j  tu  IS  ha  9AT s!  u  EXPENDITURES.  The following is a complete list of  all the proposed government expenditures in the Slocan for. the coming  year, excepting the regular ones otherwise provided for:  Assessor aud Collector, Kaslo....$  Clerk .'���������.:....'....;......'..'.....'........  900  1,080  720  ..' 480  600  600  Mining Recorder, Kaslo..;   ' '���������   " -.'"."'  Now Denver..  .    " Slocnn City...  Registrar   County  Court,'  New  Denver... -..  300  Registrar County Court, Kaslo.. 300  Repairs to govt, buildings  500  Roads, bridges, etc  15,000  Fire dept., Kaslo  100  ���������  ".'     ";    Sandon...:  '   100  Extra teacher,   Sandon, 4 11103.  to 30th June  240  Public school, Slocan City  2,000  "       Sandon  2,600  "       Silverton....  1,500  New Denver  300  Recorder's ofiiee, Kaslo...:  41  children   are  do  ypu give  Water,  same   good  When the  hungry, what  them ?    Food.  When thirsty?  Now use the  common sense, and what  would you give them when  they are too thin ? The best  fat-forming food, of course.  Somehow you think of  Scott's Emulsion at once.  For a quarter of a century  it has been making thin  children, plump; weak children, strong; sick children,  healthy.  j S<w.������nd$l.oo,������lldruiElsti.  ...'.- SCOTT & BOWNE. Chsmlst,,Toronto.:    .  As cheeky as ever, Martin quoted  the dismissal of Tupper's government,  in 189C, as a precedent for Mclnnes in  1S9S, when thero is no parallel. In  Tupper's case neither party contended  thatTupper had a.majority and cotiid  hold office, while- in Turner's case he  claimed a majority and Mclnnes had  no proof that his contention was not  sound. A citation of ..tho way things  have gone since is no proof that Turner couldnot have held office if he had  been allowed to meet the House, for  Canadian history is full of assurances  that there, are always loose fish to go  with governments. It is not unlikely  that Turner could have get one of  Martin's "noble 19" to have taken the  speakership, and if he had he would  have been as strong in the House to-  day as Semlin is. In all principles of  fair, play, Turner should never, have  been dismissed until defeated in the  House.  A Medlc'no Cliost In Itsolf. Jg  Simple, Safe and Quick Curo for $3  |j CRAMPS, DIARRHOEA, COUGHS, j|  |y GOLDS, RHEUMATISM, |  j| NEURALGIA. gj  j|      25 and BO cent Bottles.      U  j BEWARE OF IMITATIONS- ������5  BUY ONLY THE GENUINE.������i  PERRY DAVIS' 1  s*-**-i*'8K;m*������rcis*-*-'^^  Having opened business in the  premises opposite the Clifton house, I  am prepared to do all kinds of Boot  and Shoe Making and Repairing in thc  latest and neatest style. ,  A trial order solicited. Satisfaction  guaranteed.  NO ORDER TOO SJrALI,  AND NON'K TOO LARGE.  LOUIS, THE SHOEMAKER.  Louis Hupperton.  M. L. Grimmett, ll. b.  Baruistj-r,    Solicitor,    Notary  Public, Etc.  Sandon;    B. C.  AND  This is the way the government  treated the petition for aid to the  Queen Bess wagon road :  , Mr. Green presented a petition from  citizens of Sandon asking for the construction of ii wagon road which Mr.  Speaker ruled out of order as it involved the expenditure of public  moneys.  If it was something to increase the  government's vote in the House, the  rules would soon be suspended to pal  it through.  The Grit party of Canada" are now  aching to have Corbin's .railway extended into the Kettle river country.  We remember tho lime they defeated  Sir Hugh Allan's proposal to build the  C.P.R. because he was getting Americans and American capital to help  him. Then they wanted no Yankees;  now they want all Yankees. What  competition Corbin's short bit of railway can bring Canada can be measured by a one-inch rule. ''  MCMILLAN  FUR  & WQOL CO.  EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS.  - 200 to 208 First. Ave. No.  niNN������dPOLIS, niNN.  Shipments Solicited.  Write for Circular.  I have opened on Reco Avenue,  opposite Clifton house, in Tinware, &c. I am prepared to do  all kinds of jobbing for mines or  .';���������' families. Rates reasonable, and  thc 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. Wei!as the house  has_been run in the past, from my ex-,  perience 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.  'SSP&'i^^  The New Denver Ledge doesn't want  the miners, to build an hospital in Sandon. No, Brother Lo wry, it ought to  be built at New Denver, of course,  where all the miners in the Slocan  country are working. The idea is to  bring the hospital ag near as possible  to where the men are working and  where lhe illness and accidents will  occur, and of course New Denver in  the spot.  ������gfc-  *  l**59 SSI**] [SX3 S3     I    Bfl  Wnti  Can be had at the lowest prices at Cliffe's  Bookstore.  *  4  *  4 THE MINING REVIEW-SATURDAY, MARCH 4, ,899.  J  B. & H. Terminus Fixed.  The Bedlington & Nelson terminal  works have been located at Kuskonook, and contractor Carlson has a large  force at work upon ' them. This will  be increased-to 500 men as soon ris  they can be obtained, and it is hoped  to have the road completed to the C.  K. P. Crossing, a distance of about  three miles, within the next two  months. The Crow's Nest Pass Railway has applied for running privileges  oyer this portion of the Bedlingten &  Nelson, and the inhabitants of Kuskonook need not be surprised to waken  up some April morning and find a  train in town.  OF IHE CITY OF  BYLAW NO. \ 3.  A Bylaw for Levying a   Road   Tax   for  the Year i8og.  Wiibkeas, it is deemed expedient and  necessary to levy a Road Tax in tho City  of Sandon: ->  How, therefore, the Municipal Council  of tho Corporation of the City of Sandon  enacts asfollows :  i. It is hereby loviod and imposed  and there shall be raised and collected  an equal rate of two dollars per head per  annum upon all male persons between  the ages of twenty-one and fifty years residing within the Municipality of the City  of Sandon;-' Provided'however, that any  person who is tho assessed owner of lands  or improvements within thc municipality,  to the value of not less than one hundred  dollars of land, or two hundred dollars of  improvements, as shown by the latest  Assessment Roll;1' or any person who is a  bona fid active moinbor of; the Sandon  Volunteer Fire Brigade, shall be freo and  - exempt-from payment of aforementioned Road Tax.  2. The'said rate shall be due' and  payable to ��������� the City collector, at his  office in the City of Sandon, on the first  day of April, 1S99.  3. The Bylaw may be cited for all  purposes as "The Road Tax Bylaw No.  13, 1S09."  Bead for tho first time February 2 ,  1S99.  Read for the second time, February  20th, 1S99.  1 Read for the third time February 20th,  1S99.  Reconsidered and finally adopted February 22nd, 1S99.  Hw'heut II. Pitts,  .Mayor.  Frank C. Snwi**.-,,  City Clerk.  (SEAL.)  NOTICE.  The above is a true copy of a Bylaw  passed by the Municipal  Council of tho  Corporation of the City of Sandon on. tho  , twenty-second day of February A. D.,  1899, and all persons are hereby required  to take notice that anyone desirous of  applying to have such Bylaw or any part  thereof quashed, must make bis application for.that purpose to the 'Supremo  Court within one month next after the  publication of this Bylaw in the British  Columbia Gazette, or he will be too late  to be heard in that behalf.  , .   Signed,;,  ; .     ' .Fj-'axk C. Sewell,  -.-'��������� ���������.,.;��������� ������������������;.���������    ���������". .;; City Clerk.   '  It is ii painful  sight . to see an  otherwise robust  man .'.."limping*  along: on a: crutch  or cane, a sufferer  from rheumatism.  Rheumatism is a  disease that will  never attack a  man who keeps  his ' blood;; pure  and rich. There  is just one way to  do this. That is,  to keep the digestion nnd assimilation.; perfect and  the., liver aud  bowels active.  All cases of  rheumatism are  promptly cured  by Dr. Pierce's  Golden Medical  Discovery. It  creates a keen,  hearty appetite,  corrects all disorders of the digestion, ami .'ill weakness  of the stomach. , It makes tlie assimilation  perfect, the liver active, the blood pure and  rich with the life-giviiifr elements of the  food, the nerves strong- and steady, and it  drives all impurities and abnormal acids  from the blood. It allays inflammation and  dispels pain. It is the great blood-maker  and flesh-builder. It does not make corpulent people more corpulent. Unlike cod  liver oil, it does not build flabby flesh, but  tears down the unhealthy, half-dead tissues that constitute corpulency,; carries  them away and excretes them, replacing-  them with the firm tissues of health.  Thousands have testified to its .merits.  Sold at all medicine stores.   '  "I have been afTHcU'd with'rheumatism and'  kidney, trouble," writes Mr. C. 11. White, of  Grove, Geauga Co., Ohio. ".I suffered untold  pain. I was afraid I would lose my nilncl. At  times was almost cntirely'lielplcss." There had  liot been a night for three years that I could rest  in any position. ..I 'tried, .Dr. Pierce's Golden  Medical Discovery. I used three botLles of It  aud am well of both'diseascs."  ,Dr." Pierce's Pleasant" Pellets cure,constipation; Constipation is the cause of  many diseases. Cure the c.iuse and you  cure the disease. One ��������� "'Pellet " is -a  gentle laxative, and two a mild cathartic. Druggists sell them and there's  nothing.else "just as good."  The above is the namo and trade mark  . of. tho original Kiduoy Pill.   \  The only roliablo Kidney Pill:;;.'  They wore placed on tho market by Mr.  Jiltnes Doiin,- Kiiigsville, Out.,'February, 1S85���������long before othor Kidney  ���������Pills were thought'of.-'  Their phenomenal success in all parts of  the world, as well as in Canada, has  brought forth many imitations.'     :���������  Tako nothing that has a name that looks ,  ������������������'���������or sounds liko D-O-A-N-'S.  Always ask for D-O-A-N-'S Kidney  Pills��������� tlio pills that quickly and  thoroughly cure all kinds of Kidney  ills aftor other remedies fail.  EMULSION  MINING RECORDS.  ���������   Recorded  at  rjew Denyer.  LOCATIONS. V  FeblH��������� Cove, Now Denver, P JS Dlngman.  Fub21���������Xioicel, samo, XV 1 Callannu.  .'..'.;' -ASSESSMENTS.  .    Feb Id���������Chler. Denver.  . Feb 17���������Exeter, StlCeverne.Burlington Frao-  tlon.Burllngton No 3 (2 years), Ashland, Pauline a:  Feb 18-R D Fraction, Bldgood.  Feb 22���������Victor.  Feb 21���������Spokane.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Fob 13���������The Bon. to Wakefield Mlues, Ltd.  Feb 17���������Kxotor, St Kcvurne, Dominion,  Felix, Pnyne Fraction, to StiCovcrne Mining  Co.  Carrie, to Tj XV Jlerncss.  Feb 18���������Belt, to Argo Minos.  GoodDay and Good DnyFructlon, to John  Hough.  TRANS FEUS.  Fobl.S���������Biergood i, David.Clark to Thomas  JcnkiiiK.jr, Peb 17.  Snowdon J,\V C Davis toIj Doolan, Fob 14.  Feb 20���������Paymaster f, T Henderson to Frederick Swanell. .Tan 10..  Isis {, Jas Black to Daniel Casgrifl, Feb 17.  Feb27���������Dewey, power ol attorney. Perry  Altaffor to Chns MiNlohol, Aug 31, KSflS.  Dewey 5, Perry Altall'or by his attorney ln  factto Thos Arlson, Feb 27.  ���������Havana?, Chas MoNloliol to Thos Avison,  Feb 27, $3.00.  Slocan Lake Ore Shipments.  Tho D. & L.  EMULSION  Id the best and most palatable preparation of  ���������   Cod Liver Oil, agrcning,witli the most delicate  stomachs..''  The D. & L.   SMULStON  Is prescribed.-L-y thc  ]e-ding physicians of  "Ca:.'ada.  , The D. &'���������,L. Ur.'ULSlON  Is a marvellous fiei''' pro. . -:r. and will give  you an appetite.   ;0:, &.-��������� per Bottle..  Besuroyou get I   DAVTS' ft  LAWRENCE  'legenulnn    j   ���������'    Ct -.. 'Lir.vtc.I, Montreal  MT. FOREST, Offi  ')  Considers Laxa-Liver Pills the  best remedy for Biliousness.  Ono afto- another is coming forward  and speaking a word in favor'of Iho new  family inodieine���������Laxa-Liver Pills.  Mrs. Goo. Small, Sligo Koad, .Mount  Forest, after giving those pills alliorou;;h  trial, thus 'expresses herself: ��������� "Laxa-  Liver Pills aro tho best remedy I ever  took for biliousness ; aud as a general  family cathartic, thoy aro far superior to  anything in tlio market for that purpose."  Laxa-Livor. 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Do you see this  package?  keep  it in  your mind  and when you ask  for "Athlete '  See that this is  what you get.  aw  m i *.i*t*;*is"*N.,������;  Sfvi*:"-^ 5E  EDITORIAL NOTES.  XTow evidences of the "thinness of our  eivilizattoa are more discouraging than  tho unreasoning 'hatred of the French  people for the Jewish' race.   Here is a  people  highly    civilized,    exceedingly  practical in business affairs, and ostentatious in itsdeclantion of tho equality  of man, yet which is visibly losing its  balance of mind in a frenzy of hostility   to   a caslo   that  has  given   it   no  provocation   except   by   its  prosperity.  Tho ease is the more singular because  in Franco, as in this country, the Jews  are  citizens,   laboring   under  no  political disabilities.   They possess"-all thc  privileges and  perform all  tho duties  of other citizens, fill important offices,  enjoy tho free exercise of Iheir creed,  and   thoir clergymen are paid by  the  state.   Not only is there no complaint  of failure  to faithfully perform  their  civic duties, but many of them have in  scionce, literature and art, greatly increased the fame of France.   It would  be  untrue   lo  say,  that,  in   any  civil  sense, they are a people apart, for they  aro  as  French   as  any  other   section  of the' population, moro French, indeed,  than    the  Monarchist  irreconcilables.  Yet they aro regarded by a majority  of the French people with bitter hatrod.  1  I  t  T  *  IT WILL OUT.  OR,  A GREAT flYSTERY.  r  r  CHAPTER V.  .<$���������+-&���������+-*���������������,���������4���������$���������*���������������-���������  "Oh, you can leave me lo deal with  .    .   . him then.     Havo you any arms!"  Ou_r    morning    exertions    had been |    ���������r ]l.lVD old gervico revolver and  too much for1 my weak health, and I ; a few cartridges."  was tired out iu the afternoon. After!    "You had  bolter  clean   it  and load  Holmes's    departure for the   concert,., jL     jjre wili  jJO a desperate man, and  1 lay down uponi the sofa and endeav-| fim,,,^ i sna\\  i^q mm  unawares, it  ored  to gel a couple of hours' strop. ��������� ia aa well to b3 ready ror anything."  It   was  a   useless  attempt.   My  mind      j went t0 mv bedroom and followed  had boon too much! excited by all lhat j jjis miv;ce.    When I returned with Che  had  occurred,  and  tho strangest fait  eies    and    surmises crowded  Every   liino  that  I  closed my  ryes  I  i pistol  the tabic had been cleared, and  into'it.   iioirnes was engaged in  his    favorite  S'lw  before mo  thc distorted,  baboon-  like countenance of the murdered man.  occupation of scraping upon his violin.  The p'ot  thickens,"  ho said,    as   I  entered,: "1 have just had an answer  So  sinister was  the impression which ' to  my' American', telegram.   My   view  It'iB true that somothing of the samo  intensity of prejudice against the Jews  has appeared in recent years elsowhero  on the continont. But while, in Germany and Austria it may bo explained  by envy of Jewish prosperity and by  religious antipathy such' explanation  can only partially cover the case in  France. It is probable, indeed, that  sectarian projudice, together with the  feeling that, though accepted citizens,  the Jews are a separate race, maj account for the dislike enlertained for  them' by the peasantry. There is, loo,  in France, as everywhere, a. large class  imbued consciously or unconsciously,  with communistic ideas, which, envious  of all wealth, hates the Jews chiefly  as possessors of capital. Again, there  is reason to beliovo that from some  cause, thu impression of the power of  wealth has so deepened in the French  lnind, as to produce belief ihat auyone  can be bought, nnd that Iho Jews aro  using thi.3 power to influence deter-  minalion of the .Dreyfus caso.  The chief,, stimulus of hatred may,  however, doubtless be found in the  widespread distrust of the Jews excited by the Caiholic clergy. Tho latter  have for thc Jews' two grounds of dislike, their independence of all clerical  control or even influence, and their  devotion to gain. To' the first the clergy  .strenuously object because'of its tendency to diminish their authority with  " their   own   flocks, and   to  the  second  because  it promotes a kind of earlhi-  ' ness'incompatible, in their belief, with  spirituality. All these causes combined  have so fanned into flami the old medieval hatred, that ihe Jews in France  are now under popular proscription,  and. were it not for the fear of the  military,, they would not be safo  against violence for a day. Such a revival 'of Middle Age antipathies, which,  it was hoped, had in the Western  World disappeared forever, is, as wo  have said,, discouraging, for it shows  how \e'ry thin a veneer our boasted*  civilization:' is after all. There must  be Bom- serious defect in the constitution of human Kociety wheu the mere  acci.-'ent of race is deemed .sufficient  rcaMH for outlawing all its members.  H'.ppiiy this blind hatred of the  :Jows, sei ni'hgly so general on. the continent, is a revelation of human passion yet unknown in this country. It  is true..that as. yet we have had no  Jewish problem. There have been no  swarming' Ghettos nor ��������� overcrowded  Paled to produce a degraded caste, and  to excite race hatreds. Such question!*  as the. Jewish immigration have raised  have been purely economical, relating  to the willingness of the' immigrants  to accept a smaller wage than our own  workers, and to produce commodities  at less cost. Jn no other land, save  Engalnd, are the Jews so much a part  of the people. Whether orthodox, liberal, or without creed, they are accepted as American citizens, entitled to all  the privileges and charged with all the  duties pertaining to such citizenship.  There is.no complaint anywhere that  they fai> conscientiously to perform  i lieir civic duties, no evidence that they  are not concerned equally with other  men in public affairs. Thoy may not  escape, the prejudices of the ignorant  and half-educated, but tho liberality of  the wealthy of the) race in all matters  cf public need, their splendid charities,  and their orderly and conservative citizenship have with the great body of  Americans, destroyed any lingering  antipiihy  tt   them.   ,  : 'j *   1  .".'������������������'  The largest theatre in the world is  tho Paris Opera Houso, which covers an  *s*ea of three acres.   .  that face produced upon mo. that I  found' it difficult to. feel anything but  gratitude for him who .had removed its  owner from the world. If ever human  features bespoke vice of the most malignant type, they were cortainly those  of .Enoch J. Drebber, of Cleveland. Still  I recognized that justice must be done,;  and that the depravity of the victim,  was no. condonement in the eyes of  the 'law.  The more I thought of it ihe more extraordinary ,did my companion's,hypothesis, that the man had been poisoned,  tippear. I remember how he had sniffed his Tips, and had no doubt that he.  had detected something which'had given rise to the idea. Then; again;,. if  not poison; what.ihad caused the man's  death,. sinc-i there was neither wound  nor marks of strangulation ? But, on  the other-hujiuv whose blood was: that  which lay so thickly upon the floor ?  Thero wore no signs of a struggle, not-  had the victim any weapon with which  he might have wounded an antagonist.  As long as all those questions were unsolved, I felt that sleep would be no  easy matter, either for Holmes or myself. His quiot, self-confident: manner  convinced me that he had already  formed a theory which had explained  all the facts, though what it was: I  could not for an instant conjecture.  He was very late in returning���������so  late that' I knew that the concert  could not have detained him all the  lime.' Dinner was on the table before  he appeared,',     .       _    '   "        '  " It was magnificent," he said, as ho  took his seat. " Do you remember what  Darwin says about musw? He claims  ihat the power of producing and ap-.  preciating it. existed among the human race long before the power of  speech was arrived at. Perhaps that  is why wp are so subtly influenced by  il. There aro vague memories in our  souls of thoso misty centuries when  the world was in its childhood.".'.-,.  " 'That's rather a broad idea,'-!.I remarked. ;', '  "One's ideas must be as proud as Nature if they are to interpret Nature,"  ho answered.'." What's the matter,?  You're iiot looking quito yourself. This  Brixton Road, affair has upset you:'-'  "To. tell the . truth, it has," I said/  " I ought, to be more' case-hardened  after my Afghan experiences.. I saw  my own comrades hacked to pieces at  Maiwami without, losing'my nerve.'- '"  "I can understand. There is a mystery about this which stimulates, the  imagination; where there is no imagination there is no horror. Have  you seen the evening paper V  , "No." .,'...  "It gives a fairly good account of the  affair. It does hot mention the fact  that ���������when the man was raised up a  woman's wedding-ring fell upon the  floor. It is just as well it does not."  .   "Why!" ...  "Look at tho advertisement " he answered. "I had one sent to every paper  this . morning, immediately after the  affair."  Ha throw the paper across to me,  and I glanced at the place indicated.  It was the first announcement in Lhe  "Found" column.  "In Brixton Road," it ran, "a plain  gold wedding-ring found, in the roadway between the White Hart Tavern  and Holland Grove. ' Apply Dr. Watson, ,S*21B Baker Street, between' eight  and nine this evening."  "Excuse my using your name," he  said. "If I used my own some, "one of  these dunderheads would recognize it,  and want to meddle in thy affair.".  "That is all right," I answered. "But  supposing nny one applies, I have no  ring."    , --.-..  "Oh, yes, you have," said ho, handing  me one. "This will,do very well. It  is almost a fac-simile."        ,,  "And who do you expect will answer  this advertisement t"  "Why,, the man in tho brown coat���������  our florid friend with the square toes.  If he does not come himself ho will  send an accomplice."  "Would he not consider it as too  dangerous ?"  "Not at all. If my view of the cane  is correct, and I have every reason to  believe that it is, this man would rather risk anything than lose the ring.  According to my notion he/dropped it  while stooping over Drebber's body,  and did not miss it at the time. After  leaving, tho house he discovered his loss  and hurried back, but found the police  already in possession, owing to his own  folly in leaving tho candle burning. He  had to pretend, to lie drunk in order  to allay suspicions which might have  been aroused by his appearance at  the      gate. Nov/'    put       yourself  in that man's piaco. On thinking ' the matter over, it must have  occured to him that it 'was poss-  sible that he had lost the ring in the  road after leaving the house. What  would ho do then ? He would eagerly look out for the evening papers, in  the hope of seeing it among the articles  found. His eye, of course, would  light upon this. He would bo overjoyed. Why should ho fear a trap?  There would be no reason in his eyes  why the finding of the ring should be*  connected with the murder. Ho would  come. Ho will come. You shall see  him within an hour." j  "And then V I. asked.  of the case is tho correct one,  ''And that is?" I asked,, eagerly.  "My fiddle would be the better for  new strings," ho remarked. "Put your  pistol iu your pocket. When the fellow comes, speak to hiin! in an ordinaryway'. Leavethe rest tomo. Don't  frighten him by looking . at him too  hard.".,;.'.:  : "It is eight, o'clock now," -1 said,  glancing at my watch;  ' ..'.' Yes. He will probably be here in  ii few minutes.' Ox>en the door, slightly. That will do. Now! put the key  on the inside. Thank youi" This,.is a  queer old book I packed up at a stall  yesterday���������'De Jure inter ," Gentcs'���������:  published in Latin at Liege in the Lowlands, : in 1G12. Charles' head was  still firm on his shoulders when this  little brown-backed volume was struck  off.".--;-:,;'���������        ������������������. y., '������������������������������������,. ."'���������������������������:^.-..:.}'.  "Who is the printer?"  "Philippe de Croy, whoever he may  have '.b'aen, On the fly-leaf, in very  faded ink, is written, ; 'Ex libris  Giiliolmi Whyte. I wonder whom William Whyte'was? Some pragmatical  seventeenth-century '���������. lawyer, I suppose. 'His writing has a legal twist  about it. Here, comes our inah, I  think.", . :'���������������������������....'..,,. ,'.''.;���������'.!     .-: ������������������., ���������;'������������������'  As. he spoke there* was a sharp ring  at the bell. Sherlock Holmes rose softly,, and moved his chair in the direction of the door. We heard the servant pass along the hall, and the sharp'  click of the latch.as she,opened it.,  "Does Dr. Watson live here?' asked  a clear but rather'harsh voice. \ We  could not heai\, the servant's reply, but  the door closed, and some one ='oegan  to ascend the stairs. The footfall was  an-uncertain - dud shuffling one. ,'. ,A'  look of surprise passed over the face  of my companion as-he listened to it.  It came slowly along the passage,' and  there wns a 'feeble'tap at the door.  "Come in 1" I cried. .'���������-���������������������������''  At my .summons, instead of the man  of violence' whom ,we expected, a very  old and wrinkled woman hobbled into  the apartment. She appeared: to be  dazzled by the sudden'--' blaze of light,  and, after ��������� dropping a'' curtesy, .she  stood blinking-at us with her bleared  eyes, and fumbling in her pocket with  nervous, .shaky fingers. I glanced at  my companion, and his face had assumed such a disconsolate expression  Hint, it was all I could do to keep my  countenance. The old crone drew out  an evening paper, and pointed at our  advertisement.;  "JL's this as has brought me, good'  gentlemen," she said, dropping , another curtsey; "a gold wedding-ring  in the Brixton Road. It belongs to  my girl, Sally, as was married, only  ibis time twelvemonth, which her, husband is steward aboard a Union boat,  and what he'd say if he come'ome and  found her without,her ring is more  than I can think, he being short  enough at the best o' times, but more  especially when he has the drink. If  it please you, sho went to the circus  last night.along with���������"  "Is that her ring?" I asked.  "���������', The Lord be thanked !" cried, the  old woman. " Sally will be a glad woman  this night.   That's  the ring.''  "And what may your address be?"  I   inquired,, taking   up  a  pencil.  "13 Duncan Street, Houndsditch. A  weary way from here."  ." The Brixton Road does not lie between any circus and Houndsditch,"  said Sherlock Holmes, sharply.  The old womanfaced round and looked keenly at him from her little red-  rimmed eyes. '"���������..���������'���������'  "The gentleman asked me for my  address," she said. "Sally lives in  lodgings at 3 Mayfield Place, Peck-  ham.'-' , . ���������'.''-  "And your name is���������"  , " My nnine is Sawyer���������hers is -Dennis, which Tom Biennis married her���������a.  smart, clean lad, too, as long as hu's  at sea, and no steward in the company  more thought of; but when on shore,  What with the women and what with  liquor-shops���������'���������      .  " Here- is your ring, Mrs. Sawyer,".  I interrupted, in obedience to a sign  from my companion; '"it clearly be^  longs to your, daughter, and I am glad  to be able to restore it to tho rightful owner."   ���������    ���������  "With many mumbled blessings and  protestations of gratitude, the old crone  packed it away in her pocket, and  .shuffled ,off down the stairs; Sherlock  Holme.-i sprang to his feet the moment  she wuK gone and rushed into his  room. He returned in a few, seconds  enveloped in an ulster and acra-'ilt.  " I'll follow her," ho said, hurriedly ;  " she must be an accomplice, and will  lead me to him. Wait up for me."  The hall door had hardly slammed behind our visitor before Holmes had  descended the stair. Looking through  the window I could see her walking  feoby along tho other side, while her  pursuer dogged her some little distance behind.  "Either his whole theory is incorrect," I thought to myself, "or else ho  will be led now to the heart of the  mystery."  There was no need for him to ask mo  to  wait   up   for  him,   for,I felt   thai  sleep was impossible until I heard the  result of  hia adventure.   '  '.' '  It was close upon nine when he set  jout.   T had no idea how long he might  be, but I was stolidly puffing at my  pipe and skipping over tho pages of  Henri Murger's " \rie de Boheme.'* Ten  o'clock passed and I heard the footsteps of the maids as they pattered off  lo bed. Fleven, and the more stately tread of the landlady passed by my  door, bound for tho samo destinalion.  It was close upon twelve before I heard  the sharp sound of his latch-key. The  instant he entered I caw by his face  that he had not been successful., Amusement and chagrin seemed to be  struggling for the mastery, until the  former suddenly carried the day, and  he burst into a hearty laugh.  "1 wouldn't havo the Scotland Yard-  ers know it for tho world,"  he cried,  dropping into his chair ; " I havo chaffed    them so much thaX    Ihey  would  never havo let mo hear the end of it.  I can afford to laugh, because I know  Lhat I wilf bo even with Ihem  in  the  long run."  " What   is   it,    I hen ?"   I asked.  "Oh 1 I   don't mind , telling a story  against myself.      That    oreaturo  had  gone a little way- when'; she began to  limp and show   -every    sign  of  being  foot-sore,      Presently   she  came   to  a,  halt, and hailed a four-wheeler whioh  was passing.   I managed to be close to  her .so as to hear the address, but I  need not have, been'.so anxious, for she  sung, it out loud, enough to be heard  at the other aide' of. the street. 'Drive  to' 13 Duncan Street, Houndsditch,' she  .cried.     This begins to look genuine.I  thought, and having seen her safely inside! perched myself behind. That's an  art which every detective should be an  expert.at.,' , Well, away .we rattled, and  never drew rein until we reached the  street in    question., I; hopped off , before we-came to the door, and strolled  down the street in an easy, lounging  way.:    I saw    the cab pull  up.      The  driver jumped  down   'and  I saw  him  open the door and stand expectantly.-  Nothing came out, though.   - When I  reached,: him  ho    was  groping  about  frantically in the empty cab, and giving vent to the-finest assorted collection of oaths that ever I listened to.  There was no sign or trace of his passenger, and I'fear it will be sometime  before he gets his fare.,   JDninquiring  at No.  13 I found  that  the house belonged to a respectable paper-hanger,  named Keswick, and thatfno one of the  name either of Sawyer; or Dennis had  eyer" been heard of there."    .  .' "You don't mean to say," I cried, in  amazement, "that that tottering, feeble  old woman was able to, got out of the  cab while, it was in : motion, without  either you or. the driver seeing her ?"  "Old woman be d-���������-d 1" said Sherlock Holmes, sharply "We were the old  women to be so taken in. . It must have  been a young man; and ah active one,  too, besides being, an incomparable 'actor.     The get-up was inimitable.     He  saw that he was followed; no doubt, and  used this means of giving me the slip.  It shows that the man we are after is  hot as lonely  as ,1, imagined  he   was,  but has friends who are ready to risk  something for him.     Now, doctor, you  are looking done up.     Take my advice  and: turn in.''   .  ,1 was certainly feeling very weary,  so I obeyed his injunction. I left  Holmes seated in front of the smoldering fire, andlong into the watches of  the:night I heard the low, melancholy  wailings of his violin, and knew that  he was still pondering over the strange  problem which he.had set himself to  unravel. . ,.. "  ',.',."  CHAPTER VI.  The papers next day were full of  lhe "Brixton Mystery," as.they termed it. Each had a long c account of  tho affair, and some had leaders upon  it in addition. .There was some information in them which was new to  me. I still retain in my scrap-book  numerous, clippings and extracts bearing upon the case. Here is a condensation of a few of them:  The "Daily '" Telegraph" remarked  that in the history of crime there  had seldom been a tragedy which presented stranger features. -The German name of the victim, the absence  of all other motive, and the sinister  inscription on the wall, all pointed to  its perpetration by political refugees  and revolutionists.. The Socialists had  many branches in America, and the deceased had, no doubt, infringed their  unwritten laws and been tracked down  by them. After alluding airily to.the  Vehmgericht, * aqua tofana, 'Carbonari,  the Marchioness de BrinviUiors, the  Darwinian theory, the principles of  Malthus, and the Ratcliff Highway  murders, the '''article^ concluded by admonishing the government Land advocating a closer watch over foreigners  in England. ,    .  The "Standard" commented upon the  fact that lawless;outrages of the sort  usually occurred under a Liberal administration. They arose from the unsettling of the minds of the masses,  and the consequent weakening of all  authority. The deceased was an American gentleman who had been re-1  siding for some weeks in tho metropolis. He had stayed at the boarding-  house of,Mme. Charpentier, in Torquay  Terrace, Camberwell. He was accompanied in his travels by his private  secretary, Mr. Joseph Stangerson. The  two bid adieu to their landlady, upon  Tuesday, the -ith inst., and departed  lo the Euston Station wilh the avowed intention of catching the Liverpool  express. 'J'hey were afterward seen  together on the platform. Nothing  more is known of them until Mr.  Drebber's body, was, as recorded, discovered in an empty house in the Brixton Road, many miles from Euston;  How he came there, or how he met  his fate, are questions which are still  involved in mystery. ��������� Nothing is  known of the whereabouts of Stan-'  gerson. We are glad to learn thati  Mr. Lestrade ��������� and Mr. Gregson, of  Scotland Yard, are both engaged upon  the case, and it is confidently antici-'  pated that these well known officers  will speedily throw light upon the  matter.  The "Daily News" observed that  there was no doubt as to the crime  being a political .one. The despotism  and Liberalism, which animated lhe  Continental rroyernmenls had had the  effect of driving to our shor-os afmim-  ber of men who might have made ex  cellent citizens wero they not soured  by tho recollection of all that they had  undergone. Among theso men there'  was a stringent code of honor, any infringement of whioh was punished by  death. Every effort should be made to  find the secretary, Stangerson, and to  ascertain some particulars of, the habits of the'deceased. A gieat step had  been gained by the discovery of the  address of the house- at whioh, he had-'  boarde*d���������a result which was entirely  duo to the acuteness and energy of  Gregson, of Scotland Yard.  Shurlock Holmes and 1 read theso  noiices over together at breakfast, and  ihey appeared to afford him considerable amusement.  "I told you that, whatever happened, Lestrade aud Gregson would ' be  suie lo score." ,  "That depends on how, it turns out."  "Oh, bless you, iu doesn't mater in  the least, it, the man it. caught, it will  bo ou account of their exerlions; if ho  cscupes, il will be in bpite of their  exertions. It's heads I win and tails  you lose. Whatever they do, thoy  will havo followers. 'Un sot trouve  loujours un plus sot( qui l'admire.' " ,  "What on earth is. this?" I cried, foi  at this moment thero came the pattering of many steps' in the hall and! on  th^s stairs, accompanied by audible expressions of disgust upon the part of  our landlady.  "It's the Bilker Street division of the  deteclive police force," said my companion, gravely; and eb^ he spoke there  rushed into the room, half a dozen of  the dirtiest and most ragged street  arabs  that ever 1 olapped( eyes on.  "Xentionl" cried Holmes, in a sharp  tone, and the six ditty little scoun- ���������  drels stood in a lino like so many disreputable statuettes. "In future you  shall send up Wiggins alone to report,  and tho rest of you must wait in Iho  street. Have you found it, Wiggins?"  ��������� "No, we hain't," said one of the t,  youths.  "I hardly expioled you would. You  must keep on until you do. Hero are  your wages." Ha handed each of Ihem  a: shilling. "Now, off you go, andcomo  back with a better report next time."  He waved his hand,' and they scampered away downstairs like so many  rata, and we heard) their shrill voices  next moment in the street.  . "There's more work to bo got out ol  one of these little beggars than out of  a doien of the force," Holmes remarked.  "Tho mere aight of an official-looking  person seals men's lips. These youngsters, however, go everywhere and  hear everything. They are as sharp as  needles, too; all thej* want is organization."  "II is on this Brixton ca&o that you  are employing them?" I asked.  "Yes; there is a point which I wish  to ascertain. It is meiely a matter of  time. (Halloo! we are going! to hear  sonic news now with a vengeance! Hero  is'Grogton coining downs the road with  beatitude written upon every feature  of his face. Bound for us, I know.  Yes, he is stopping.   There he is!"  There was a violent peal at  the bell  and in a few second.-l    tho   fair-haired ,  detective came up     the   stairs,     three  stops   at a time,    and   burst into our  sittingroom.  "My dear fellow," he cried, wringing Holmes's unresponsive hand, "congratulate me! I. huve made the whole  thing as clear as day."  A shade of anxiety seemed to mo to  cross my companion's expressive face.  To be Continued.  A MORAL FROM FRANCE.  die  lhe  Contrast l"c*w<-<-it (lie .-"JaUc-L'p of  , French i *nuiil-ci- of De-i-itles nnil  Bi-iHs'i Uo!i-,o oi 4'uitim-'iis.  The French Parliament is not what  it was during "the first decade of the  third republic. There has been in its  members a decline in political capacity,  debating power and representative  character. When a general election  takes plaoo. there is intense interest  in public affairs, buti small politicians*  force their way into prominence as  candidates, and are chosen by universal suffrage. The Chamber ot Deputies does not, therefore, adequately  represent the country, and consequently docs not command ils respect.  , The British House ofl Commons is in  touch with a wide range! of public interests. ' There are -.now,* among its  members fewer orators and fluent debaters' than, there were ten years ago,  but the House has seldom had a higher  average of character and ability.  Among its members are titled landholders, millionaires and bankers, merchants and manufactures, ship-builder-:  and ship-owners, mine-owners and  miners, retired oificers of the military  and naval services, lawyers und..'men oi  letters, workingmen and' land agitators. I represent the varied interests  of  the United Kingdom.  In. lhe French, Chamber' of Deputies  there are ' fow manufacturers, merchants, bankers, large landholders  and highly educated men. The majority of.the members ard journalists, ud-  vooates and. minor politicians; noisy  and excited talkers, who possess neither the mental qualities, essential in  statesmanship, nor an adequate) knowledge of public affairs.   '  ���������;  Herein lies an explanation of the  comparative indifference with which  the sti uugle between civil and military  governments in the Dreyfus case has  been regarded in France. The army,  recruited by general conscription, is  directed by parade-ground warriors  ami a corrupt-staff of intriguers. The  government of the day ia at tho mercy  of a mob of small politicians who do  not po:ssis the confidence of the country. If! the general average of character and ability o������ the Deputies were  higher than it. is, the struggle between rival powers in the state would  be short and decisive. ' Rural France  now cares little whether tha wirepullers in the army or the wire-pullers  in parliament secure supremacy in the  nation's councils.,  A company in Lbndon insures urti-  brellis. If you can prove that your  umbrella ha-- .be-in. stolen tho .company  pays you what it. was, worth. .'     gUMtWrtMMMHWM tHiiiriiitMiiitiitid'J  1 Agricultural |  'POINTS ON MARKETING BUTTER.  Sometimes if men could only see  ahead for a very short lime Ihey could  make many or'certain plan.-- that would  be the means of-giving them success,  tho failure to make which causes total  failure,  wril'es H.  S.  Malleson.  Now I propose lo explain some  things that I find common in tho  butter market that cause loss, which  if they wero only known lo most  ��������� dairymen, and Ihoy would heed (hem,  would be a benefit lo Ihem. Jusl  how to explain matters is to me a  question.'I know of but ono practical  way, and thu I is to tell juisl what 1  see day after day as 1 gof through the  market. A few days ago, while in a  butter store, a customer came in looking for a purchase of several tubs,  and the dealer bogan to show his  slock. I noticed that each time the  ' purchaser called for a package to bo  opened for the trial he invariably  choose ono that looked, clean und tidy  on the outside. While looking through  quito a large stock he came to a bunch  of tubs that were not only clean but  nicely varnished or oiled on tho outside ; every cover was perfect, white  clean timber, no knols or dark stained spots in tho wood. When the covers  wero removed Iho buller was clean  and smooth, covered wilh a parchment  paper and everything about tho package was tidy and attractive. The result was that his purchase- was made  from this lot, at IGo per pound, while  at the same time there were other loLs  Belling for from 12 to 13c; and aside  from tho general appearance there  ivas scarcely any difference in the  auality of the butler inside tho pack-  ago; and wilhoul doubt had some of  tho other lots been tried, he would  have purchased from them.  After  this deal    was finished, with  tho permission of  the dealer,  I went  through his stock on hand.   And here  is  what  I    found���������tubs    wilh    hoops  black  and  slippery    with  mold,  with  nails driven  in to holdi them  to    Iho  package,  covers on  which  wero  spols  where tho blacking used for marking  the package  had  been spilled, covers  split and colored from being wet, tubs  covered  with  cheap,  unbleached  cloth  with a heavy coating of common barrel  salt,  tin pails  rusty  and   bruised,  some of them with the tin coating off  in spols, not one in fifty that looked  wholesome and  lidy; butler  that was  as while  as    lard,  buller of  a    deep  orange color, buller that was mottled  and streakod liko marble; some salted  wilh cheap sail that was still not dissolved, and  when  the cover and clolh  were,  removed  this was  covered  with  specks of  dirt.     All of  these    things  can be remedied, or entirely ovorcomo,  and any one,or all aro tho means  by  which   butlor  will  remain  unsold    or  will have to be sold at reduced prices.  Here aro some suggestions for dairymen :   Never use anything but a clean  sound  tub    with    perfoct'hoops    and  Hovers.      Uso    parchment     paper   instead  of  cloth on  the butter.    If you  ,   use salt, which is entirely needless, on  the paper, use none but fine,,clean salt,  and  a   very  small   amount    at    that.  ���������-���������   Never   use   tin.     If you   want    small  packages, say 5, 10,  15,   or 20 pounds,  use something made of wood, of which  there   are  many kinds,    among  them  white   cedar, , a   very   tidy,    tasteful  package,   i As to color nothing comes  nearer perfection  than a. good lemon.  Unless you .have, a private trade, put'  your butter on the market as fast as  made; for very few dairymen make an  article that will not show an old flavor after being held for weeks.    I know  that this proposition calls for the selling many times of some of the finest  of Juno  butter for a  very low price;  but with very few exceptions holding  the  butter  puts: it  all   at .those  very  low prices,  while  if sold'as soon    as  . made,  an  early and later make    will  bring prices that will raise your aver-  ".ge price much above the winter price  for held, summer make.      Finally    in  E-very respect put your butter  in tho  best of shape, the same as you do any  ..other thing sold.or,put on sale from  your farm.   Do with it as you always  do with a horse or cow when you put  It on sale; you clean these up, and as  with the horse put on the best harness  ind trappings���������something that attracts  ind   favorably  impresses    a  would-be  purchaser; for almost  without   exception  first  impressions    are    strongest  , and''quite generally  prevail.   Last  of  all, put your own name and address on  ' svery package in good, plain, attractive  type-;  this will give a purchaser confidence in your goods, because ho will  know  you   are  not  ashamed  of   Ihem,  and this name is at tin; same time virtually a guarantoo that everything is  honest and straight.  right. Tho man who will not take  pity on his flock after witnessing their  efforts to got' a drink in lhat way  ought never to keep sheep. They need  a great deal of water and must havo  it to do well.  In the way of coarse fodder, mixed  timothy and clover, cut early, is the  best of anything. Now and then  some nice, bright oat straw may be  substituted for hay. ,' You will find  that they will eat il with great relish, even leaving timothy for it.  Every day a fow whole oats may now  be fed ewes soon to yean. For sheep  I place a high value on Ihis grain. I  know of nothing better. 1 knuw some  prize barley oven more highly,! and  there is no doubt thai it is good, but  I have seen sheep made too fleshy by  liberal feeding of barley. Now and  then u feeding ot bran may be given  instead of oats and a frequenl ration  oS turnips or small polaloes will havo  a decidedly good affect upon lhe dU  geslion.  On sunny days sheep like lo run out  for a while in the sunshine, but al  night and on stormy days Lhey should  be provided wilh a dry shed, furnished wilh straw or other litter to keep  them dry. Sheep are exceedingly  sensitive to a^damp sleeping place.  When yeaning lime comes on, the  ewes should be taken into a good  warm pen, pailicularly at night. Cared Cor as I have outlined thero is little danger lhat the sheep will not  come through all right and do well  all  through  the summer. "  A  HANDY FARM CART,  On nearly  every farm  ther*> i3 one  ������%S&*&*&^%s&&~  id1*  BEEF AND CABBAGE.  Besides its unpleasant odor tho cabbage has acquired an unsavory reputation from the fact that, as ordinarily  cooked il is most indigestible. The  beef and cabbage dinner of the fanner, as il is generally cooked; is as unwholesome and is u������ extravagant a  waste of food values as can be instanced. The rich juices of tho beef, if the  meat has been corned, as it generally  has, have been first drawn out' in the  salt water, and these, are still further  diminished by boiling in fresh waler.  ligcnl cook is to retain tho juices of  the beef to bef served, and the greater pari of its nourishing qualities are  thus thrown away wilhl tho brine and  pot of liquor. The cabbage has been  cooked in its rank juices, which should  have been extracted, making it coarse  and indigestible, whereas in would havo  been a palatable as well as wholesome  vegetable if it had been properly  cookod.  This   represents    tho perversion"   of  the eggs were* forgotten* in the making.  Moiais^es ginger cake is just as good  with no eggs, provided an extra spoonful of flour is added. '  The writer was called; to the bedbido  of a sick lriend in the winter when  eggs were scarce. Upon her return,  the young domestic said:  "Mis. U��������� came over' and made us a  cake. Sho used six eggs, and honestly, it wasn't as good as your cake with  one egg."  My ciowning achievements in this  diiedion resulted from an experiment,  'lhe children calniored for ice cieam.it  being very warm lhat day. Findiug  only one egg in tha larder, it^jemed a  rash proceeding. Three quarts of the  morning's milk were usualiy f-calded,  in case ice cream was wanted during  the day. 1, therefore, appropriated  u.io quart of tho, facalded milk into  which L crumbled three or four slices  of stale white cake. I whipped a cup  of cieam, a scant cuplul ol sugar; and  (he one egg together, and beat in lhe  dissolved cake, and milk, fla/oring to  taste, and a firmer, finer cream never  came from a freezer. ' '  'Ihese hints aro not intended for lhe  farmer's wife who has fresh eggs "the  year round," yet if she uses less, when  prices are high, her "pin money" can  bo much augmented.  CHILDREN'S COLDS.  A simple remedy is a teaspoonful of  syrup of ipecac dissolved in a  glass of  cold water,  and  administered  by    tho  cookery. , The first effort of/ the intel- j teaspoonful every hour.   If thero soems  ligent  cook  is  to retain  the juices of  t0 -J0 ttny hoarseness in the breathing,  moat, while she blanches a great many j a flannel cloth clipped in camphorated  pairs of  unused    cultivator   vegetables in order to free  them from, oil and heated quite hot and laid across  these coarse juices and leave a delicate  the chest,  wilh a number  of pieces of  digestible pulp.     These principles  once  flannel ovor it lo keep in,the heat, will  or    two  wheels. With these a cart can be  made which will save'-much labor, and  many steps. Especially is this so  where there are halt grown children  about. They will enjoy working with  tho cart and will do much ot" the feuding, haul wood and cobs, and do many  chores that would olherwiso lake up  tho farmer's lime and attention.  A box about 2 1-2x3 1-2 feet and six  or eight inchos in dopth is set' on    an  often givo relief.  quenlly renewed.     Special care should  always bo taken not to expose  tho child  understood, the main secret of the successful cooking of meats and vegetables is mastered.     Some vegetables,  likd corn or green peas, are so delicate to draughts, or iu any way* by which a  in flavor that theyi do not require fresh cold may bo taken while this  blanching, but would Lxji injured by it; medicine is given. Tho perspiration  but others, like spinach, string beans, induced by this and almost any inedi-  and notably all the cabbage family. ?!nc ^mistered for a cold, renders  .     , ,       ,    , '  the     patient     doubly     sensitive      to  must be blanched. [draughts, or  any change  of   tempera-  axle  long  enough  to  give  the wheels1     'A'^" **> *������w  vegetables  more deli-   lure.   A simple cold in   the. head   and  plenty  of  play, in  such a  manner  as   ciou3  than   a cabba,S������ '<*������������ked in cream \ ^foal may often be- eas.d by rubbing  to nearly balance, the heavier end be-   sauoc'     Tako   a   -^---ium-si  ing    loward   the    handle,   so  the  one   h<iad oi whUe <������uba������o and  pushing or pulling it will  have Utile   'Il-uters,   after   removing   the  weicrht  to  carrv    To I hn  iide* of  I h������   Sioeu   leaves.   Cutout   the  s  ,-, , -  -Aeigne  to  cany,    lo tho sides of  the   ^ t ^   nrwl(Ki._  (,_  _,,, q. o   a cold, give  the child as much nourish  box  inch  the box  Bore  and  as an   old  pitchfork  handle  or  other  strong wood, into these holes, fasten-  Healthy, Happy Girls  OFTEN BECOME LANGUID FROM NO  APPARENT CAUSE.  The Blood.t* u Tllal ('lei-ie-it���������ft Mint Be  Krpt Purr, Itlr.Ii nml Ked���������Only fa  Thin "ITaj- C'uil* Young Glrla Attain  Perftct IScullti.  In the early days of her womanhood  every girl���������no matter what her station  in life���������should be bright, active, cheerful and happy; her slep should be  light, her eye bright and her cheeks  rosy wilh the glow of health.. But tli6  resverso is the unfortunate condition of  thousands of young girls throughout  the Dominion. They drag along, always tired, never hungry, breathless  and with a palpitating heart after  slight exercise, so lhat merely lo go? up  stairs is exhausting. If a doctor is  sonsulled ho lells them thatl they are  anaemic���������Lhe plain English for which  is lhey havo too litlle blood���������and unless a powerful blood enriching; nerve-  restoring tonic such as Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills for Pale Reoplo is taken to  restore health, decline and an early  grave is only loo   likely to follow.  The benefit which follows thei use of  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills in- cases of  this kind is amply illustrated by tho  following testimonial from Miss Ida  Bookman, of Marksvillo, Ontw Miss  Bookman says: "II gives mo much'  pleasure lo acknowledge the benefit I  have derived from the use off Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. My health was  completely broken down; I became so  weak I could scarcoly walk across a  room. I was vejy pale, had no appetite and gradually lost flesh until 1 was  merely a skeleton. I was subject to* pal-  Ii" should be fre- i pita-lion of Lhe heart, dizziness and violent headaches. 1 wa.s under treatment  from two doctors, but neilher seemed  to benefit mo and I went on' in this  way for about seven months. Having*  seen Dr. Williams' Pink Pill's recommended I determined to try them.  B fore I finished the second box I began  to improve and by the time 1 had used'  eight boxes I was as well as ever I had  been, and had gained 22 pounds in  weight. I am grateful for what Dr.  Williams'Pink Pills havo done for me  and freely   give   (his testimony in   the  some      other  bloodless    girls have  ive  and    strong  Pink! Pills   than! by  appears.  cooking cabbagi  When   the cabbage is  cold  >-^ j. i^ .-..!������,     n-juu.    tutu    tiioou    liuiua,   laatcll���������        i ������������������   *��������� ., ... ���������, ,  ng lhe ends by wedging firmly. This chop it fine season it with salt and pep-  vill serve as a means af propelling ^r! and add two large tablespoonfuls  Hia rmir pnM o������ butter, mixed with an even tablo-  spoonful of Hour and a pint of milk.  Let tho cabbage simmer slowiy for  thi-ee-quarlers of an hour and then  serve.  Such a dish of cabbage served with a  pitcj of fresh beef, braised with vege-  will  the cartw Underneath the rear end  of the cart, standards can bo spiked  or bolted on, so that the cart box will  always remain in nearly a horizontal  position when the propeller releases  the handles.  THE RETIRED BURGLAR.  lie  SKocsn't  Hello c  In I.ui-l-, liul Thinks  'Ililiijri I'u Happen Curiously.  "I don't believe in luck," said tho  retired burglar, "but it certainly is  ,cuiious how   things happen somelimes.  Wnom-"fTPr-*A"lFWirAPnW-;       i tables till it    is   "thoroughly    tender, 'G������in^ onl oI   m>' hMS������   one| morning,  WOODEN LEGS ARE WEAPONS. ei,.63 a uinnar an epicure might enjoy!   ������t-oul    a quarter  of 1, I    dropped my  It has recently been decided by    an 'J D,������ meat has had ad its juices caretui-  lantern putting it in my overcoat  poc-  English    Court   that    artificial  limbs |v sav������d *?v br0Wnh\g it in a small por- ' kel, and broke  the bullseye.   1 had an-  .                                 , tion of slock���������a  process  quite similar!   ,,        ,           .                 ������-..jo.       "-i1 "  aro weapons when advantageously us- to roasting.                                                      | other   lamp    in the house���������a new, per-  ed in a fight.   It was urged lhat they By    this   method   all tha   liquor    in ,������oi*t  lamp���������but it had never been used,  constituted  a  part  of   lhe   body,  just which   the meat hj. cooked is saved for   and wasn't even filled; and"it  took me  tho samo  as a  hand  or  fool,    conscr   the gravy.   A   Pol roast  is similar   to   i1Qlr ������������������ ,,���������    ���������        , . ,.,. . ,   ,  quontly their function has been limit- lh.- h'r,-nr.h Wi.��������� ������������������,i   ,\, ������   nr���������,..���������=������ L   hal������ au -iour 0I1   moro io *-lt ul>   ^^  ed.  lhe French  braise and  is a process in,  by addressing the  Dr. Williams'  cone Co., Brookvi He,  Ont  Medl-  SOMETHING ABOUT TIDES.  HUMOR OF THE INSANE.  Tl-ct-o   In IMeuty  of II,  Say. the   Superlu  fen-lent of an Asylum  every way superior to thu. extravagant : iamP UIia so,  of  course,  I started out  method of boiling meat, when the; best  parts of the beef, are soaked out in the  water. - * .','���������'.  Another dainty and excellent way in  which   to cook a cabbage is to stuff it.  that much later.  "I had   the    house I   was    going   to  marked, and I got there, all right and  got in and goti   to work.      But it was  t Cut out the heart stem, with ths root of I 'tremendously- disappointing.   It was   a  'I, was    sittingin 'my    office   -the ' * m-odium^ized.oabbiifie,-     and remove !gcCK-    u;g      house,     promising-looking  ;,���������,. j,���������i..���������..|-,, ������������������  , -   ,    .    ,    the outer green-  leaves.      Plunge   the   T ,, ,  . ,     , ,     ���������  .  let day,    said the. superintendent, of   head     into   an abundance   of   filing;    00'       C    Very    eaa m"  water for ten minutes,-and then take it   side,   that is    as   to    stuff     that   was  up- ye i y  carefully so as not to  break it. j worth carrying off;   silver    all-plated,  and , I   didn't  WINTER CARE OF SHEEP.'  The nearer we come to spring tho  more carefully should wo look after  the health of the sheep, says E. A.  Vincent. A little neglect just now  may cost more than we at first thought  would be willing to admit. A prime  requirement at any season of the year,  but especially in winter, is that sheep  should have-plenty of pure water. I  kn|r������w there is an idea among many  sheep men that sheep do not need  much water in cold weather. In consequence of this mistaken notion, we  aot infrequently see the poor creatures knee deepjin the snow banks  trying hard to assuage their thirst by  licking the cold snow.     This is    not  othe  an insane -rnyhiin, "when one of the  patients, a harmless fellow who is allowed to have , the freedom of the  building-and grounds, came in, pale  wilh indignation, and said that he  had a complaint to make.  "'What is it, your Highness,?' I  said, - for' it was the Prince of Wales I  was talking to. '  "'Are the rules of the palace to be  observed or riot ?' he .demanded; *I  want to know whether our rules can  be broken with impunity.' ���������.'"���������'���������'  ���������-" 'Certainly not, your 'Highness,' I  said; 'what  is iff". "  " '1 was- coming down i the corridor  this morning,' he said, 'and in a rack,  on the wall T saw a dozen red .pails,  marked, ' "For fire only." Now is  that   right or not?' '      |  " 'It is,' I said, "The sign is cor-'  rect." ' |  "'Well, then,' he said, 'John, refer-;  ring to a keeper, must be punished.!  As I stood there he came along and j  filled  the pails with water.'  "'Hi', shall be executeil at once,' I  said,' and the Prince bowed wiLh great  seriousness and walked out of the  room.'  "This incident illustrates a Irick  which few people know anything  about," continued the.superintendent.  "That is, that there is more unconscious humor about a lot of lunatics  (ban thero is genuine humor among,  sane people. Some of the things that  my patients say and do are funnier  lhan any of the thiug3 I read or hear  from Lhe outside' wlorld. I tell you,  life isn't so prosaic as you'd think in  an, insane asylum."  U^'li  C00-*,. *SLU,"   the insLde ot   a-6!and that sort   of thing;  cabbage withfresh  sausage  meat   and'-.    ,      , ,        .     ,���������       , ... ;,  tie.it up carefully, so that Iho stuffing .������lnd a bl������>S3ed tulu������ downstairs, worth  will not come out. Put the cabbage taking aivay. Then I started upstairs  into a    braising    kettle, with* a    small   hopeful, ol* course; but  the fact was the  rT^^ T.tniZhi^ ,0UiSU -aUd ������"P ! outlook was poor, no doubt; about that  ot stock.   Let   the cabbage* simmer   in      . ,. .  the oven or on top of the sLove, well !^ltu things running so downstairs,  covered, for one hour, basting it occas- ' you couldn't expect much up. And I  ionally. Serve it with a rich' brown hand't got half way up the stairs  sauce.. ��������� when I heard somebody    at; the front  door outside putting a key in   the lock.  According to tho law of universal  gravitation the moon attracts matter  which stands near to her more strongly than that which is more remote.  It follows that the attraction on  the ocean, at the side of tfhe earth*  which is nearest to the moon, must be  greater than that exercised on the  solid earth itself.  Hence there is a tendency for tho  sea to depart from its natural spherical shape and to bulge outward loward  the moon.  So  far  the matter is simple, but it  is perplexing  to many  that the moon  should    apparently    repel    the  water,  lying   on    the   further   side     of    the  earth.  This action, however, is not due to  any actual repulsion from the moon,  but results from the fact that on the ,  further side the moon must attract  the solid earth more strongly, than it  does  the water.  On the nearer side the moon pulls  the water away from the earth, and*  on the further side sho pulls the earth  away from the water, thus producing '  an apparent repulsion of the water to  the" attraction  on the other side.  LONGEST HEAD OF HAIR.  The woman who possesses the longest  head of hair in the world is said to bo  Mercedes Lopez, a Mexican. Her  height is five feet, and when she.  stands erect her hair trails on the  ground four feet eight inches. The hair  is so thick that she can completely hide  herself in it._ She has it cut very frequently, as it grows so quickly, enabling her to, sell large tresses to hair  dealers every month. She is the wife |  of a poor sheep herder.  ; EGOLESS'COOKERY. \  The'nutritious egg enters largely into ������������������; lhe cuisine of all lands, and it is  .a staple article of diet; "yet many  cooks are unaware thatl eggs may often be dispensed with, and the dish be  improved thereby writes Fanny L.  Fancher. The aged grandmother , who  had been away visiting .said, the morning after her return:  "I never ate such tough and loath-;  oiy pane ikes as their ecok made, though  she used three or four eggs; do you  use eggs in your pancakes, these are  as light as feathers'*"  "No, 1 wouldn't use them in pancakes, had i eggs   to sell." I replied.  'Eggs may contain nutriment, but if  uny food in whioh they enter is"tomgh  and leathery," it is unfit for the  stoinaoh." Weil beaten pancake batter  containing a little acid cream, will be  light and feathery, and wholewheat  flour is far better lhau buckwheat,  which ought not to be eaten by anyone  with weak digestion, or those of sedentary habits.  Baked Indian pudding and pumpkin  pies are, better made without eggs,  sinoe in these old fashioued dishes we  do not. desire a custard flavor. If used  for the latter, one egg for two pies  will bo quite sufficient. Theso old-limb  favorites are in demand when fresh  eggs, if they can be obtained, bring  exorbitant prices, and it wero better to  use none   than those  that are stale.  Many .cukes  are  good  without  eggs.  An ordinary cake of sugar, butter^ and  | milk, was found quito palatable though  Say, that looked as though it knocked  out the last chance there was of my  getting anything, .'even'if. there Was  anyUimg there to get, bull of course I  wanted to look out for myself, anyway,-  and t made for the lop of the stairs,  to look for. a dark pocket to stow myself in till I got a chance to pass out.  v"Biit the second sound of the key  put ;. a different complexion on  things; the man with tho key  had been dining somewhere generously. Ho got in finally, though, and  cliunliered up the stairs and uiadu for  a room at 'the, front,end ot the hall,  aud got in llierei.aiid turned up a  light. Then I didn't hear anything of  him for a minute or two, and then ho  up'et .something with a crash (hat just  simply shook .thu house. I looked to  see everybody in it come rushing  around right off, but nobody came at  all: .maybe, they were used to such  things, hut aiiyhow they slept though  this.  "Then 1 heard    him   for some minutes at work getting off bis.clothes, and  1   heard him drop ono shoe, and   then  for a long time  there was perfect stillness and   then I   heard   him   snoring.  When  I ventured  to   look  in ; I didn't  need uiy new bullseye, ho had left his  light  burning  brightly,  and    there he  wa.s stretched- out on   the bed, partly  clothed, and with one shoo still on and  sleeping so soundly  you  couldn't  have  wokehim up without shaking him, and  it. would have been hard Work at that.  "When I had rounded up  his stuff I  found a gold watch, a pair of diamond  sleeve buttons, a pretty fair-sized diamond pin, and a pockol book with ������71 in  it.   II   looked as though he carried  the  wealth of  tharhousehold, and    I should  have missed him if I   hadn't    droppod  my lamp.   I don't believe in   luck, but  if I did I should certainly think there  was luck in that. "  NOTHING LIKE   IT.  Dodd's Kidney Pills' Cures are  Simply Marvellous.  People Kea������t of Blew Cnres Every Way���������AH  are<<c**-ilne���������Oodd'ii Kidney Pills Cured.  Mr. C. S. firings, or namlltsu, of  Brl**������t'������ DUeaie.  Hamilton, Feb. 13.���������"I never knew  anything like the way these testimonials to the efficacy of Dodd's Kidney  Pills, in Kidney Diseases, appear in tho  newspapers," said a citizen, a couple of  evenings ago, as ho laid down his  paaier. -after, having read ona of U14  testimonials.  "How-is that ?" queried his friend.  "Well, no matter what paper you  take up, you find in it, the narrative  of a cure of Kidney Disease, by Dodd's  Kidney Pills. Aud, mind you, every  time it is a new case that's talked  about. They don't harp on the one  case rill, the time, so, if they are all  true, Dodd's Kidm-y' Pills must be  curing  people   by   thousands."  "Don't    you    think  lhe'testimonials  are true ?" questioned his friend.  "Oh yes, I know ihey are. Now  here's a case that I've investigated:���������  "Mr. C. S. Griggs, .1 carpenter, who  lives at: 151 Quoeu Street South, Hamilton, says he was told, <-ight years ago,  that he had Bright's Disease. llo  couldn't get any relief, let alone a cure,  till hi tried Dodd's Kidney Pills. He  usad three boxes of that remedy, and  was completely  cured  by  tln-m."'  "I don't know how many Hamilton*-. ���������'  people have been cured of Kidney D:s-  caso by Dodd's Kidney Pills, but lUs  number must be enormous, fur hardly  a week passes that I. don't see a testimonial from one of our citizens, in the  papers."  "Dodd's Kidney Pills aiv- a great  medicine���������the oulv Kidney Pure under  the sun.'  WmA.. licking the cold snow.     This is    not   of a poor sheep herder. (milk, was found quito palatable though   was luck in that." the sun."  \\\W- '������������������'''��������� ��������� ���������  iff ������������������ 1  t-'-'^y-^^^^y:--    ���������'"' V.-.:? ' ���������     "!  ���������^^-^j^-T^T-"*-*^^ >T_.Ir^^._,        ^ ^^ ���������re-,. _,���������_���������.    ^  I-1.1 tf*Vir\'_.-r<+.: ���������$-���������*���������-"'-.J*- ** J. ������������������*������������������"���������<���������' ;,i?-,   ,.'���������������*������������������������-������������������������'������������������  I,',*." -*:   ���������*���������-���������  - ���������-> ������������������>,:"., ,���������. .-:'������������������-/���������   .   : *? -v--** -*.������������������������ jt', <^'.&* '^'----V - .*��������� f**-   -CV-������- ���������,"**>���������.*��������� m  %&������&  THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1899.  MOUNTAIN  ECHOES.  Chief Doolariis parting yrith his old  friend, the grip.  Br. Young has been made Coroner  vice Dr. Brouse, resigned.  ,, The Local House prorogued on Monday, and the country now breathes  easier.  Rudyard Kipling is recovering, but  the 1'6V9 is said to be dying. He is a  very old man.  Tho licgistrnr-general has issued his  returns ol* births, marriages and deaths  for IS07.   It is very late news, surely.  Ex-policeman Wai to is proud _ of  being the owner of another bouncing  boy that came to his residence on the  26th ult.  The Provincial government has  taken power unto itself to introduce  into the province that relic of barbarism���������toll roads.  The Rev. J. A. Wood, of Kaslo, delivered two missionary sermons in the  Methodist church Sunday- last, with,  no doubt, good effect.  The sum of $2,500 will be expended  on Springer creek the coming summer;  $750 on Wilson creek, and $750 on the  north fork of Carpenter creek.  Barrister Kerr has left  New Denver  for   the  Boundary.     New Denverites  ���������will now  have  to fall back   on   Bro.  . Lowery for their law as   well as their  poker.  A contest scrub curlers skipped by  Wilson and Grimmett, on Thursday,  resulted in the latter having to put up  thostake���������a cord of wood for the Hev.  San ford.  You  don't know when Diarrhcea or  Dysentery  may attack you. so always  '��������� be prepared to check them  at once by  having  on hind Dr. Fowler's Extract  of Wild Strawberry.  Be not deceived! A cough, hoarseness or croup are not to be trifiled with.  A dose in time of Shiloh's Cure, will  nave you much trouble. Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  The Greenwood Times advises miners and others looking for work to  keep away from Greenwood, as the  labor market is glutted. Slocan miners will take the hint.  No trouble getting tho children to  take Dr. Low's Pleasant Worm Syrup.  It always does its work effectually  ���������without any cathartic to be given  afterwards.   Price 25c.  There will be a special meeting of  the Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias  on Monday evening, March 6th, at  their hall. All Knights Loyal arc  urgently recuiested to be-present.  Karl's Clover Hoot Tea is a pleasant  laxative. Regulates the bowels, purifies the blood. Clears the complexion.  Easy to take and pleasant to take. 25  cts.,  Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  It is rumored that tlie Kootenay  Railway & Navigation Company has  , made arrangements for the building of  a new steamer to run between the end  of the Nelson & Bedlington road and  Kootenay lake-points.  The anniyersarj services in connection with the. Knights of Pythias will  be held in- the Methodist church tomorrow evening at.7:30. This will be  a union service���������there will be no services in Virginia hall.  Cure that cough with Shiloh's Cure.  The best cough cure. Relieves croup  promptly. One million bottles sold  fast year. 40 closes for 25 cts. Sold at  McQueen's Drug Store.   ..,  E. J. Scovil, champion amateur  skater of B.C., defeated Otto Augustine by. one hip, in Nelson, Monday  evening. It is believed that Scovil  .will be sent to Montreal next winter to  represent British Columbia in the annual championships there.  Though in the regular 'spiel it was  decided that the Bos lock cup. should  remain in Sandon, it was not known  until Monday evening which local rink  would win it,-from the others. Crawford's (Grimmett's), however, holds it,  having beaten Main's 12 to 10, and  Wilson's 10 to 6.  ' Joe Martin has cancelled the contract between the late government and  McKenzie & Mann for the construction  of a railway lrom Pcnlicton to the  coast, and is now open for new oilers  for the same. You see the late contract had no provision in it for "$500  per mile for etc., etc.," and Joe could  not stand that.  Tho Sandon Miners' Union has  rented the old Club rooms and converted them into offices, hall and hospital, for which they are exceedingly  well adapted. The hospital directors  have engaged Nurse Chisholm, a graduate of the Boston Training school, so  the institution may now be said to be  ready for the reception of patients. It  ���������will he found a great convenience to  any who may become afllicted in these  parts. The government makes an appropriation for hospitals, from which  this institution should get a considerable sum annually.  FAINT AND DIZZY SPELLS  Are exceedingly dangerous. Better  take a few boxes of Milburn's Heart  and Nerve Pills and cure them belore  they become too serious. Mrs. Geo.  Nash, 183 ColborneSt., London, Ont.,  says she had frequent attacks of dizziness, but these pills cured her completely.   50c. a box.  WHAT Dr. A. E. SALTER SAYS.  Buffalo, N. Y.-���������Gents .���������From my  personal knowledge, gained in observing the .effect of your Shiloh's Cure in  cases of advanced consumption,' I am  prepared to say it is the most reliable  remedy that has ever been brought to  my attentention. It has certainly  saved many lfdrri consumption. Sold  at McQueen's Drug Store.   ��������� ������ m    The Klondyke. is now pronounced a  fraud on all hands.  The Rev. Powell, of New Denvcr,was  iathecity Monday, on his way home  from Kaslo.  A land registry office will be built at  Nelson the-coming summer, to take in  the whole of East and West Kootenay.  Silverton is likely to have a chartered hank in the place. We hope it  will be of some use to the business  men.  Dematb Cassato, an Italian, was  miirdercd recently at Cascade City for  a sum of money he was known to have  on him. No arrests have'yet' been  made.  Dyspepsia cured. Shiloh's Vitalizer  immediately relieves sour stomach,  coming up of food distress, and is the  great kidney and liver remedy. Sold  at McQueen's Drug Store.  Ladies, take the best. II* you, are  troubled with constipation, sallow  skin, and a tired feeling, take Karl's  Clover Tea. It is pleasant to take.  Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  Joe Martin has given it as his opinion that the Sandon Water & Light Co.  can charge what they like for tlie use  of the hydrants, that is, we-presume,  if thc council is willing to pay it.  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, eto.   Price 25c, all dealers.  Thc silver-trophies-won at Rossland  by our junior hockey ists and curling  clubs are now on exhibition in I. Crawford's window, and lire- the envy of all  Kosslandcrs that get a squint at them.  It looks liice "the glory departing from  Israel."  Tho New York Show Co. played lu-re  to a well-filled house Thursday night.  Mr. Murk ham is an old hand at the  show business and,, mnde -a comical  01e Oleson. Thoy tender a complimentary benefit to the Miners' Union  hospital this afternoon.  J. Lydiott, a Toronto man, was in  the city Saturday. He says in Toronto you heariK-thing of B. C. but the  LoRoi anu the War Eagle,, but .when  you come here ;you learn better. He  Look ail option ou. sonic- Slocan properties, and returned, to Toronto to form  a company to take thGin oyer.  lhe. Silvertonian says the government has cut down salaries in every  direction. Wc have not seen that Joe  Martin has reduced his own salary or  that of his deputy. In short none of  the ministers hare suffered from the  pruning hook. ' On the contrary, another portfolio has been added.  A correspondent writes us that it  would be well for the preseiit owners  of the flume to have it repaired and  put'in reasonably good order before  they begin to think of selling it to  either, the city or any one else, for it  is a fact, plainly to be seen, that only  about one-half the water is running inside of it, a state of affairs which  any practical man knows will in.a  very short time render it,completely  useless. ,  R Word oh BEEF TEHS,  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. Bo vril  is, therefore, superior to meat extracts or  beef tea.  eiTY ���������  R ��������� ST������RE,  QJ \Tf) TC F    p*"i'n;ul������ *in(1 Ij'- Flor dcVallucs Cigars���������they  S-'-L'-H /i-VU    Gxcell all others  in  flavor.    All the  leading  braiids'iiv stock.  H. Byers & Co.  cany a large stock of  Ranges and Cook  Stoves,  Box arid Heating  Stoves,  'Queen' Heaters, Etc.  Call and inspect our linos.  City Cigar Store.  S. A. Mighton.  Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo,B.C.   Sandon,B.C.  GR  r������BTlS  L**.&J*-M..  Ii I El  H  Shattered Nerves and Weakened Heart���������A St. John Lady  Tells About It.  Mrs. John Quigley, who resides at 30  Sheriff St., St. John, N.B., states: "Some  time ago I was attacked by a severe cold,,  which ended up in a bad' attack of. La  Grippe. iSineo that time I have never  regained my health, being weak, nervous  and run down.' . ���������      '.'       ''-,'���������'���������  "I suffered, very much from Indigestion, accumulation of gas in the stomach,  and was in almost constant, distress. I  doctored withsome of the best physicians .  in this city; but got no relief until I  began'using-Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills, and am pleased to say that they  havo completely cured me.  "My,appetite is restored; liiy nervous  system has been toned up to its old-time -  condition, and I have  no moro trouble  from the Indigestion and can eat any-.  ���������thing I choose. -  "I am only too glad too testify to the  merits of such a marvellous remedy, as  Milburn's Heart and Nbrve Pills for the  euro of nervousness, heart trouble, Indigestion, etc. Price 50c. a box, all  druggists., ',-   .  A-first-class-cook,'experienced  lor  many  years���������Hotel, restaurant or boarding house.  Apply Balmoral hotel, Sandon.  dLTTl LODQE, NO. U. D.  .  FOR OVER Fll'TY YEARS. .  '  Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syriip has been  used by millions of mothers tor their children,  while teething. If disturbed at night .and  broken of your rest by a sick eliild, suflerinK  aud crying with pain, of cutting' teeth. Send  at once and got a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's  Soothing Syrup" for .children teething. It  will relieve the poor little sufferer immedlat-  ly. Depend upon it, mothers, thero is no  mistake about it. It cures diurma-a, regulates  the stomach and bowels, cmes Wind Colic,  soltens the gums and reduces 'Inflammation,  and gives lone and energy to tho. system.  "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for children  teething is pleasant to lhe tasto auc* is the  proscription ol one of the oldest and best  femalephysiniaus and nurses In the -Vnlte'd  States. Price twenty-live cents a hottle.  Sold by all druggists throughout the world.  Besureandask lor"Mrs. Winslow's Soothing  Syrup."  WHITE THIS.MAN.  Mr. J. J. Markle, 257 Lansdown avo.,  Toronto, bridge contractor, was cured  by Milburn's .Rheumatic I'ills ol' a bud  attack ol' rheumatism which laid him  up in bed 1'or weeks. He will tell you  all about his cure, if you write him.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the Sandon  Miners'Incorporation will not bo responsible  for any debt incurred by the directors ol the  Sandon Miners'Union JIosplt.il.  \ .lOSKPir STOCKUAM, Presldont  Sandon Miners'Union.  NOTICE.  The Whitewater Hotel has been closed.  Nelson Martin, late manager, has no authority to contract debts or collect accounts on  account of said hotel.  F. RIFFLE lor R. E. L.Brown.  TENDERS FOR SCHOOL-SITE.  Sealed tenders will be received up to  noon on Monday 20ih March, for two  or more lots suitable for a school-site.  Tender* are'to describe locality oilered  and price, and may be left wilh anyone  of the school board.  W.H. Lilly  A. Orawfoid [ Trustees.  C. Cliffe  Sandon, March 3, 1899.  A. P. AND A. M.  Regular Communion of lodge. Meels  first Thursday in  each month at.8 p.  m. Visiting brethren cordially invited.  - W.H.LII./LY.  Sec'y.  I.'-'O. O. F>  Silver City Lodge, No. an, meets every Friday evenlng.at 7.30 o'cloek.ln Crawford's hall.  "   X. j. GARBUTT, N. G. -������������������'������������������.  -  GEO. WAITE.'V. (*.:. '���������   -  REV. A. M. SANFORD, Rec. Sec.    ���������  All sojourning brothers  cordially invited  to attend.  Certificate of Iuiprovments,  NOTICE.  Ivlleliener Fractional Mineral Claim, situate  In   tho Slocan   Mining Division   of West  Kootenay  RUtrlet.   Where   located-���������lathe  I van hoc basin,'adjoin ing the.Admiral  Xnl.ron and GreutErutern Mineral Claims.  Take notice thai I,\V. S. D.-o-'-ry, acting as  agent, for XV. 11. Yiuvlcoy, Free Ml ner's Certificate No. SSI'.hi. and l\.I.IIicke.v, Free Miner's  (.-ertilicate No. :������j:!ii!l iv, intend, si.Nty days from  the date hereof, to apply to  lhe Mining   Ite-  corder for ucertilloale ol improvements,  for  the inirpo*eofobtalningac;i'own grant ol thc  above claim.  And farther lake notice that action, under  ictlon 117,  must.be  commenced   belore  the  suaiiccol such eertliloaleof improvements.  sect,  issu  Diitet'ftills !lth day oi February; ISil'J.  W. S. DREWRY.  NOTICE.  Admiral Nelson  Mineral Claim, situate in  thc  Slocau   Mining   Division   ol    West  Kootenay District.   Where   located:���������In  the I van hoe basin, adjoin ing the ivanhoe,  Elgin and Great Eastern Mineral Claims.  Tuko notice that I, W.'S. Drowry, m-tln-r as  agent, for W. C. Yawkey,Free Minor's Corticate No. 5(118 a, intond, sixty days from tho  dale hereof, to apply to the Mining Recordo r  lor a certificate  ot   improvements,   for  tho  purpose of obtain,ug a Crown grant of   the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section  .17, must be commenced before  the  Issuance of such certlilcato of Improvements.  Dated thisOth day of Fobruary, 18119.  W.S. DREWRY.  . Optical Goods  Snow Glasses  Eye Protectors  ' Mineral Glasses   "  Compasses  Gold Eyeglasses  Gold Spectacles  In fact we have spectacles from 25 cents up.  Have youi- eyes EXAMINED FKEE by an  EXPERT Optician, and' do not delay.  Q. W. QRinrtETT. JEWELER AND OPTICIAN.  fill Line I MIS ir iii lo Mon.  i:niiiiiiiiiiii;ii:n::ni;iniii!ii[iiN:Miiiiii!i������iii!niMi:niiMiiiiii[i!ni:iniiniiiiii!i!iiii!i!:i!!iiii;!i:;.'iiiiiiiiiiHiii!i[iii[iiiinii!iiiiiiiiiii  Table Novelties too numerous to mention.  Salted and Preserved Fish of all kinds.  Jellies, Jams and Fruits, all very dainty and  appetizing.  Fine tender Hams and Breakfast Bacon.  Canned and Potted Meatsfor 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.  AINSWORTH.  Toyou, myfriend���������youngor old���������if suffering the results  of youthful folly, such as DRAINS, NIGHT LOSSES,  IMPOTENCY, LAME BACK, VARICOCELE, etc.,  take tlie advice of my 30'years' experience.  '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 suflerers. Little book explaining all, sent sealed free  upon request, or drop  in and consult me free of charge.  DR. R, SANDEN, 156 St. James Street, Montreal, Qae.  Having secured the agency for the Lcthbridgc Coal  for Sandon, New Denver and Silverton, I am prepared  to fill orders promptly.  Sandon Transfer Co.  E. A. Cameron.  ?*i"*5ii'iJ3*,*Q& ���������  ���������AT1! JStPn Mf*?!"  7*nGi'������iS-S  $&?<&AJC  W*3������-g '.-rfi-.  ������������������*tt������"rt"!������MSW"  V Si  ' ''J  i  ill!  ; >'.  ill  m  til  >  I  )i  ffl  ^

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