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Array t  W  Is  ^on>4  VOL. 3.-NO. .38.  SANDON, B.C.,,SATURDAY, MARCH 3, I90D.  FIVE CENTS.  ^  ALL Pll CLEARLY.  The War Eagle Report Unfavorable to  the Eight-Honr Law.  A Few Figures From One of Rossland's  ,   Big   Properties ' Which   Show  Disastrous Results. '  John Houston's paper or Febrruay  " 25th makes an admission,   in quoting  the War Eagle report, that covers  all  -   the   ground  of  discussion   since   the  eight-hour law   came   into operation,  and   virtually   proves   the justice   of  every thing contended for by the owners ,in the Slocaii during that period'.  ���������  All along the miners said they could  do the -work in eight hours they had  been doing in ton, though not so many  of them said us much before Commissioner   Clute. ,   The   Tribune   yelled  "Give the law a trial,"to verify this for  yourselves.   The owners said it is not  -    necessary���������the contention is contrary  to all the laws of  nature.   The War  Eagle's report shows that from. October  1st, 1897, to October 1st. 1898,  under  the ten-hour shifts, the cost of drifting  was $21.5-1 per foot, against .*>26.10 frorn  '    Oct. 1st to Dec. 30th, 1899,   under the'  eight-hour law. - For the same periods  respectively  the costs per ton for taking out ore were S2.98 and $3.42.   As  the other workings of the mine were  relatively expensive a comparison of  these figures settles all the matters in  dispute.   Mr. Houston says $26.10 is 14  per cent greater than S21.54,but even an  accurate school boy's calculation would  show il to be 21.17 per cent, as nearly  as possible.  Again, the difference in the costs oi  extracting ore, for the two periods, per  ton was 44 cents. This is, as nearly ns  possible by calculation, just 15, per  cent, of an excess, or say 18 per cent,  all around.  Now every one at all conversant with  mining in this country knows that 18  per cent, added to the cost of operating-  many of the properties means operating at a loss to the owners, and, therefore, an effectual shutting up of the  properties. This is the thing we want  >- all sensible miners, every parliamentary representative and the members of  the government to fully understand.  There is no use in presenting these  facts to the agitators of the W. F. of M.  as they have no interests in the country and don't care a straw whether it  goes to the dogs or not, so long as they  have ends secured here that advance  their purposes across the line and give  '���������.-"''''the agitators fat salaries.  In the troubles of  the   Slocan, the  owners contended that the shortening  of the shifts w.ould cost them 20 per  centrSf production for the same pav,  and the miners represented they would  give tho same work in the short shifts  that they had been giving in thc long,  and should, therefore, have, thc same  money.   Those who advocated  a trial  have  been, silenced,   as the trial   has  been made and the cost-is'shown to be  18 per cent to the owners.   Relatively  speaking them $2.87 for an eight-hour  shift  would be representative of $3,50  for a ten-hour shift, value to the'owners  considered.  Fromfirst to last we have carefully  ..refrained from saying what thu working hours of the miners .should be, and  what the payments, as that is none of  our business���������it is purely a business  matter between owners aud men, and  not  one' for newspaper  adjudication.  Our sphere is to deal with the inaccuracies of other newspapers, the consistencies   and   inconsistencies of; public  men on public matters, and  an honest  representation of facta as they stand in  other countries and having a  legitimate bearing on the situation   here.  ,We would suggest lhat every man who  desires to get a fair insight into''the  facts in this country should get a copy  of that report and read it for himself*. ������������������<  There is one thing these facts fully  Bhow, and that is that it is too early in  the history of this country  to enforce  restrictive legislation   like the eight-  hour law.   The most exacting precautions should be taken by government  to see that life and limb are made as  safe in all workings as they possibly  can by the revelations of  mechanical  science, but in all respects all conditions affecting ��������� financial arrangements  should be left between employer and  employe.   It is a fact that some properties in this country could work men  four hours at full pay aiid pay their  ���������way, but it is equally a fact that others  nnd clear themselves. Later in tho  history of the camp, when the costs of  transport and smelting arc reduced,  machinery is'improved, and development is extended, legal restrictions'  might not seriously handicap successful eperations ; but there is no gainsaying it they are doing it now, and seriously impeding the progress of the  country.  Mr. Houston's Prophecy.  "The issue of the campaign will, no  doubt, .be the eight-hour law.   It has  been asserted that the wage earners do  not want an eight-hour day.   The approaching   contest will give   them a  chance to say whether they do or not."  What surprises  most people   is   that  political quackery like the  foregoing  gets an audience   at all even in this  country.   Here  it;.is  boldly asserted  that if you do not full down  and worship Aaron Hume's golden calf���������stolen  through in the darkness of the night���������  you cannot possibly bo a, believer in a  future state.   It is asserted with brazen"  effrontery   that  hut one form   of   an  eight-hour law can  become a statute,"  that is Hume's one. and ff you do not  worship that you are the enemy of the  miners, and, therefore, of all the  labor  of  the   country.'   Will   Mr. Houston  kindly tell the people whether or not  there   are   eight-hour  laws   in   other  countries on different lines that give  unqualified satisfaction? If in his philosophical research he finds out there  are,will he not be charitable enough to  assume that there are-many  in this  country who are opposed to the present  law that would support a modification  of it on lines  workable in other countries, and equally protective to the industrial class.  Again,carpenters, farmers, laborers, clerks, etc., would like to  know how they are served by the eight-  hour law, while Mr. Houston prates to  "the wage earners."  Is there no branch  of labor in the province worthy of consideration but miners?    Are there no  "wage earners" here but them.  As we understand the matter there  are but few in the country that would  be opposed to an eight-hour day'on  defensible lines, if brought in and  passed properly by public ruproval. To  our mind the Australian laws that, for  the most part carry no penalties, but  leave employer and employe at liberty  to agree between themselyes on oyer-  time, would suit the requirements of  this country at any time; but, to meet  the wishes of those who will have penalties, a stipulated advance for overtime on the rate per hour for regular  time could be added, which would meet  all the requirements even of extremists.  It would appear that Mr. Houston's  sole object is to stir up the worst blood  of the leost,informed and more bigoted  elements of the country. He knows  well that the contest is not between an  eight-hour and a ten-hour day. He  knows this well. He knows more���������that  it is between a right and a wrong eight  hour law, but to say so would spoil his  hand and enlighten the voters he  wants to deceive. Lot him give the  people tlie facts and his game is up.  IE  Canadian Regiment Show Their Mettle  in a Bold Dash on the Enemy.  H.  R. H. Princess Louise  Congratulates  the Gallant Canadians on Their  Brilliant Feat.  Ottawa, Feb. 27.���������The following telegram has been received by Lord Minto  from Lord Roberts : "Panrdeberg, Feb.  27.���������In a very successful attack made  by the Royal Canadian Regiment upon  the enemy's trenches this morning, the  following casualties occurred : Killed���������  Page, Withy, Ormand, Johnson. Scott,  Withers, Riggs. Ouinn. There were  thirty wounded. The namep of the  wounded are Major Pelletier (slightly),  Hugea, Harrison, Sutherland, Macdonald, Pepiati, Proulx, Roy, Theriault,  Siebert, Bagot, Holland,Croft,Thomas,  Living, McConnell, Brady, Harris,  Sprague, Pelkev, Cook, Duiant, Lovirt,  Simpson, Franshaw, Donoghue, Vickers, Holland and Wasdill.  London,   Feb. 27���������(5:02 p. m.)-The  War Office has received  the following  despatch from Lord Roberts :  "Paarde-  berg, 11 o'clock, Tuesday morning.���������  From information  furnished  daily to  me by the Intelligence Uepartment, it  became apparent that General Cronje's  force   was becoming   more depressed  and the discontent'of the troops  and  the discord   among   the leaders   were  rapidly increasing.    This feeling was  doubtless accentuated   bv disappointment caused among the Boer reinforcements, which tri-d to relieve General  Cronje, and who were defeated by our  troops on February 23.   At 3 a.m.  today a most dashing advance was made  by the Canadian Regiment and some  engineers, supported  by the First Gordon Highlanders   and   Second Shrop-  shires, resulting in our gaiuing a point  some seven hundred yards nearer the  enemy and within about eighty yards  of   his trenches,   where our men entrenched themselves  and  maintained  their positions until morning.   It was  a gallant deed worthy of our colonial  comrades, and which, I am glad to say,  was attended  by comparatively slight  lfJQS 'I^Vi i n       .i w* ���������*..��������������� %tnnt I it       stll-m-iV-i/*''/-] 1*V\ ill.  and relayed at the new site, which is  just below the point marked cataract.  During all this time the troops had  been scattered, crouching under hastily  constructed small stone shelters and  exposed to the galling shell and rifle  fire, and throughout they maintained  the most excellent spirits. Tuesday  General Barton with two battalions of  the Sixtli Brigade, and the Dublin Fu-  sileers were about a mile and a ,hnlf  down' the banks of the river and ascending an almost precipice eliff of_ about  500 feet and assaulted and carried the  top of Pieter's Hill. This hill, to a certain extent, turned the enemy's left,  and the Fourth Brigade, under Colonel  Northcite, and. the Eleventh Brigade,  under Colonel Kithener, the whole  under command, of General Warren,  assailed the enemy's position which  was magnificently carried by the  South Lancashires Regiment _ about  sunset. We took about sixty prisoners  and scattered the enemy in all directions. There seems to be still a considerable body of them left on and  under Bitlwana Mountain. Our losses,  I hope, are not large. They certainly  are much less than they would have  been, were it not for the admirable  manner in which the artillery was  served, especially the guns manned by  the Royal Naval force a nd the Natal  Naval volunteers."  Thc Surprise mine has about 12 men  at work.  The Whitewater mine has been  opened up again.  The Hartney group is making showing at all the new openings.  The Ramb'er, for the month of February, shipped 124 tons of ore.  The Hartney group, near New Denver, has a two-foot ledge with 10 inches  of solid galena.  The Enterprise has about 60 men at  work now and will be a large shipper  this coining summer.  The Enterprise hiis doubled its staff  bringing in a number of men, and  shipping has commenced.  Tho Payne now has 125 men at work  and the Last Chance about 140.- There  are, however, two or three men in the  camp for- every one who can find employment at present.  Home Interests First.  Canada!  Canada, Canada I   home of the brave,  Land where the Union-jadc ever shall wave���������  Home of the heroes so loyal and true,  Winning fresh laurels for England and you.  Brave sons of Canada, noble and true.  Surely out hearts may beat proudly for you���������  1'oremost in battle at duty's quick eall  Ready for England, lo stand or to fall.  Hail to the heroes of lhat' gallant band 1  Who laid down their lives' in thai distant land;  Deeds, not words, their watchword has been.  As ihey shed their life's blood for country and Queen.  Sad hearts of Canada mourning to-day  For those who have died in that land far-away;  Truly wc share in "your griefs and your joys,  For Canada's millions are proud of their boys.  Sandon, March is-t, igoo.  11. CLIFFE.  The Government Collapse.  "The sword of Damocles" has fallen  at Victoria, and the Semlin government is no more. It was defeated on  Friday night week, on its redistribution Bill. While that was under consideration a scheme was on.,foot to  secure three or four of Turner's follow  ers and form a coalition. Before the  coalition was annou*ici.d, however, a  division was taken and Semlin was  turned down. An adjournment until  Tuesday was had, when Semlin -informed Governor Mclnnes that he was  now ready to go on with.the government. Instead, however, of taking his  advice Mcltines dismissed him.  Social   Potpouri.  Mr. and Mrs. G. D. McMartin entertained a number of the young'people  of the city at their home on Cody ave.,  Motiday- evening. The evening was  pleasantly spent in games, etc., aa:l  partaking of the delicacies served by  the hostess.  . The junior hockey boys, ��������� since the  victories of Rossland, have been living  on ' the / fat of the land. On ���������Friday-  evening week (according; to promise if  they were winners at the carnival) Mrs.  Charlie Phypers treated the boys to an  oyster supper. On Monday evening  Mrs. Isaac Crawford followed up the  strain with a similar feed, and Mrs. A.  Crawford wound up the fete, or at least  what is in sight, with another supper  last night. As a few of their lady  friends were included inthe guest list  the affairs were made doubly pleasant  This apparently clinched   matters, for   at daylight today,   a   letter  signed by General Cronje, in which he  said that he would surrender unconditionally, wag brought to our outposts  under a flag of truce.   In my reply I  told General Cronje he must  present  himself at my camp and that his force  must come out  of  their laager after  laying down their arms.   By 7 a. m. I  received General Cronje and dispatched  a telegram to you announcing the fact.  In thu hours of conversation he asked  lor kind treatment at our hands, and  also that   his wife, grandson, nnvato  secretary, and servants might accompany him wherever he might be sent.   I  reassured him and told  him that  his  request would be complied with.   I informed him that a general officer would  be sent   with him  to Cape* Town  to.  ensure his being treated _ with  proper  respect en route.   He  will start this  afternoon, undercharge of Major-General Prettiman,   who   will hand him  to the  general commanding at   Cape  Town.    The prisoners,   who   number  about three thousand, will be formed  into a command under our own officers.  They will also be here today, reaching  the Modder river tomorrow, when they  will be railed to Cape Town in detachments."   ..'���������''  London, Feb. 27.���������Her Royal Highness the Princess today sent the following cable to His Excellency the Governor-General of Canada: "I desire to  express .congratulations on Cronje's  surrender, affected by gallant Canadian  aid, and deep sympathy for Canadian  losses. I am proud to have lived  among them.   (Signed)  "Louise."  Canada to Her Contingents.  God speed, >c valiant sons of mine I  God speed, o'er lonir, long league of seas  ��������� And land to find right's enemy I  I pray that as ye strive in war  Ye be in truth your country's sons,  As those in limes past have been.  No" God or Wars could make ye more.  And when time comes, and it will come,  That in some dreadful field ye fall,  Blood oozing from \ our hearts and mine,  Praise glorious fate that sent ye such  A destiny devine.    What wish ye more  Than in your fall to raise a host ?  One last great day will come and thou  Wilt stand before thy Judge to plead.  This be thy cause :    "My God, I died  To take a cruel, crushingjieel  From off my fellowmen, for my  Dear country's sake, and right's and Thine."  Then One who saw what men had missed,  Thy val'rous deed, shall on thy breast,  Midst harmony of sounds sublime,  Thy honor badge eternally.  LOUIS BLAKE DUFF.  .. Some people may doubt it,   but if  these will call at the office we can as-~  sure them of the fact that on Monday  last we refused an advertisement worth  ���������524 from a drygoods house in Toronto,  on  the grounds of unfair competition  with local houses from whom   we get  the bulk of our patronage.   There are  many.reasons why a house in Toronto  can sell somethings cheaper than one in  the west, the main one being that they  pay their clerks much less wages and  turn over a greater amount of goodB.But  should men and women who fight for  high wages  here patronize the houses  that pay low wages there?   Ii they do,  where is the consistency in their lives ?  We suppose that in ladies' goods every  requirement cannot be had  here, and  in such cases sending abroad is justifiable., In buying at home, however, the  customer always knows what he is getting, which he does not when he sends  abroad,and besides saves a freightage of  from 15 to 35 per cent, and costot correspondence.    In   addition   the local  dealer ofcen gives them credit  when it  is necessary they should have it, while  the outside man must  have his cash.  We believe too that if the local houses  got all the trade of the city instead of  two-thirds of it, they could sell at still  lower prices.  Martin, the Pugilist, It Is.  Guists at the Reco.  for the boys, and they pronounce their  cannot even pay $3.00 for eight hours J entertainers "jolly good fellows."  ���������j!'.'' LADYSMITH 18 RELIEVED.  London, Feb. 28���������The War Office  has receiyed the following dispatch  from General Buller : "Headquarters,  Plandwania, Feb. 2S,. 5 a.m.���������Finding  that the passage of Langewacht's Spruit  was covered by strong entrenchments,  I reconnoitered for another passage of  the Tugela. One was found for me ber  low the; cataract by Colonel Saldbach,  of the Royal Engineers, on Feb. 25.  We commenced making an approach  thereto and on Feb. 26, finding that I  could make the passage practicable I  crossed 'the guns and baggage back to  the south side of the Tugela, took up  the pontoon bridge on Monday night  Geo. A. Mclntyre, Vancouver.  Jas. Carson, Calgary.  W. M. White, Spokane.  Andrew R. Tufts, Vancouver.  A. McAllister, Hamilton.  Wm. J. McMaster, Vancouver.  Geo. F. Motion, Nelson.  P. J. Maley, Spokane.  A. H. Bhmienauer, New Denver.  J. K. Clark, New Denver.  W. G. McKenzie,Hamilton.  A. Oi Campbell, Vancouver. ���������  D. J. Mason, Winnipeg.  G.B. Hitter, Revelstoke. .  J. M. Skeafl, Kevelstoke.  J. Hamilton, Nelson.  H. Brers and wife, Nelson.  H. C. Mannheim, Nelson.  E. A. Brown, Nelson.  Peter Cunningham, Nelson.  C. L. Thomas, Winnipeg.  Herbert T. Twigg, New Denver.  T. E. Hickeyj Spokane.  Harry Cooper, Vancouver.  H. L. Johnson and wife, Rosebory.  S. P. Tuck, Nelson.  Geo. F. Ransom, Montreal.  II. M. Burritt, Vancouver.  A. Des Brisay, Victoria.  Peter Smith, Vancouver.  W.' II. Vass, Montraal.  S. Brooth, Victoria.  R. H. Schultz, Toronto.  D. Gaom, Vancouver.  A. R. Yates, New Denver.     *'  S. P. Johnson, Nelson.  John Oleson, Nelson.  F. A. Ladd, Yarmouth, N. S.  Eight-Hour Law Defeated.  London, Feb. 28���������The house, of  commons to-day rejected the second  reading of a private member's bill  limiting.the time of labor of underground miners to eight hours.  The Nelson Tribune of Thursday has  the foregoing.andjyet interested parties  in B. C. will tell you that England had  an eight-hour day for the last quarter  of a century.  We cannot   in this connection  say  what we would like to say, and tell the  naked truth,  for fear of "being hauled  up for contempt, but  we will say that  if ev^r a province was blessed  with a  governor, bound at all hazzards to take  of his relatives as a lirst consideration,  it is British Columbia with  Mclnnes.  A few months ago he dismissed Turner  without the   slightest knowledge that  whether or not he  commanded a majority   of  the   House,   and called   on  Robert Beaven,    who   was without a  seat in the Hou^e or a following in the  country, as his chief advisor, merely  because Beaven would give his son.tke  wind bag, a seat in  the cabinet.   Now  he  does nearly  the same thing   and  calls on Joe Martin, without a follower  in the House and none in the country,  merely because Martin' is  to do what  Beaven tried to do���������give Mclnnes jr.,  the coveted portfolio.   Young Mclnnes  has to become   an honorable   if   the  country is to be dragged through  thc  depths of degradation to get it.   Joe,  too, has the same weakness and offers  another seat to Smith-Curtiss, of Rossland, his brother-in-law.   Joe and Cur-  tiss worked Manitoba for the sake of  the Siamese twins, and now the operation is to be repeated in B. C. for the  twins with,another wheel���������the triumvirate.   How their being bacued by  the Dunsmuirs will help them remains  to be seen.   Joseph's coat was always  of many colors   and it   retains them  still.   He himself will be the champion  of the miners   in  the elections,   and  pledged to the Dunsmuirs to become  their puppet after.   We know Joe cannot get the respectable element of the   ���������  Grit party ;   he" cannot hope  for anything from the Conservatives. 'So the  only course left is the union of all who  want to see   the country saved from  any loiig period of disgrace and humiliation to give Joe and the Melnneses  their quietus in the elections that are  inevitable.   Au hour is not to be lost.  Get out your candidates, appealing on  reasonable grounds, and give Joe a lifelong header.  TO CURE COLD IN ONE DAY.  Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money  sf it fails to cure. 25c. E. W. Grove's  iignature is on each box.  ���������{V ** V'fi'  -rrr;  -r���������mrr  w i  Vttf*-**-** ������������������  ������������������a  T-JT1T"-1  '���������Wi,  -v*-" -,*--i������-p--v  ��������� - V.' -���������������������������t,''  i".-.,r*<-.  ���������>���������;*>.���������&*���������  I ..N..1*.   i*  *���������" ������"l  h?-"-.i**<  _! "���������-.-   I*  P'"i *���������..������*  ���������ib-: i���������- *v--?'--';f.,t j-iT.*  >.*������-���������--*���������** ���������"���������iLi'.-a FAMOUS  LOYE  SOME PEOPLE MAKE  AN   ESPECIAL  STUDY OF IT.  An Kxcrpllon lo U������e Kill is or Havrjliis 1"  lla.slc ami Kcpehllns al l.i'lsiire-O Iver  Cl'imiwHI nil .-.rdcnl Lover ������f Ill's. Wirr.  Love affairs may become famous in  themselves from their., intensity,  their lengtn, the figure they cut in  a law court, or from anything else  out of tho common connected witn  them. Or they are famous because  'they aro or wore the affairs of celebrated people- It is iu this latter  sense, that wt use the phrase. If the  most, commonplace wooing of the  most commonplace people possesses an  irresistible interest, wJ at shall be  said whon tho loves on which we look  aro the  loves of the immortals?   ���������  ���������And first  lot us think how some of  thoso     whose   especial   study   is   love,  that is to say the poets, have managed  their own lovo affairs.    It is true that  poetasters   and   pretenders   to  genius  have always  had  short  tempers,  and  wild,   uudomoslio   wuys,   but   what  of  real poets and thoso who have the long  patience  of   real   gonuis?   :   Jt  would  seem  that  for  good family   men  who  can    love    their   wives  and  bring up  their   children     respectably   they  can  not  be    beaten.   < "Men  do  not make  their  homos   unhappy     because    they  havo genius," says  Wordsworth, "but  oecau.se they havo not enough genius.  A mind and sentiment of higher order  would  render  them capable of seeing  and feeling  all  the beauty  of domestic ties."     Of this    Wordsworth himself is an example.     Miss Mar tinea u,  who was  a neighbor of his,  describes  :   how very happy ho and his wife wont  down tho hill of life together. "They  seemed     like     lovers  courting,     thoy  were so  tender and uttentivo to each  other."  Referring  to tho obscurity of  much  of    Browning's    poetry,  Wads-  worlh  said,   whon  he heard   that  the  poet   was   going   to  marry   Miss  Barrett,  the  poetess,  "I hope  they'll  understand    ono    another."      Certainly  Mrs. Browning did think that she understood  her   husband,   for she  wrote  to  a friend,   "Nobody   exactly   understands him except me, who am in the  inside of  him and hear him  breathe."  If it   is  a risk  to  marry any  poet, it  seemed   to   Miss   Barrett's  friends    a  tempting of  Providence  and  a doubling of  this  risk for two of this irritable profession  to wed.     Contrary to  expectations,     the   result   was  exceptional happiness.     In the biography of  Robert   Browning   there   aro   the  following words, which ought to bo considered   by   all   who  would  solve    the  problem:   "How   to   be  happy   though  married"���������"The    deep  heart-love,   the  many-sided     intellectual      sympathy,  preserved  thoir  union in rare beauty  to tho end.     But to say that it thus  maintained itself as if by magic without effort'of self-sacrifice on his part  or  of   resignation   no  hers,   would  be  as  unjust   to   ' the  noble  qualities  of  both  as   it   would  be false   to  assert  that  its   compensating  happiness  had  aver  failed   them."      The other great  master, of song belonging to our time  and country was also conspicuous for  conjugal   felicity.      In   1850  Tennyson  married    Miss    Emily  Sellwood,    ths  daughter   of  a solicitor.      The  young  couple loved for  the first  two    years  at    Twickenham.        Their  first  baby  died,   but. in   1853  there   was  anothor,  a year old, "crazy With laughter, and  babble, and  -        EARTH'S NEW  WINE."       '���������"...  No more beautiful love of. man   for  woman   is   on     record    than   that  of  Dante for Beatrice, whom he saw first  in 1274.        He only    met  her once or  twice ; nevertheless, when she married  he  fell     seriously   ill,  and   when  she  died, as she did shortly after, his life  was  in  ' danger,   and  . he   became  "a  thing wild and savage to look upon."  Throughout  the cheerless  wanderings  of  a cstorm-beaten   existence  Boatrioo  was the muse of his intellect and tho  angel  of  his soul.  On April G, 1327, happened tho most  famous event in Petrarch's history.  He saw Laura for the first time. Who  Laura, was repmaiua uncertain ..still.  We may, however, reject tha skeptical  hypothesis that she was a mere figment of the poet's fancy; and, if wo  accept her personal reality, the poems  of ber lover domonstrata that she wan  a married woman, with whom he enr  joyed a respectful and not very intimate friendship.  The poet and divine, John Donne,  who became Bean of St. Paul's in 1031,  had married a lady belonging to a  rich family without the consent of her  parents, and in consequence was treat-  ad with great asperity; in fact, ho  was told by his father-in-law that he  was not to expect any money from  him. The doctor went home and penned the pithy note:,"John Donne, Anne Donne,' undone," which he sent to  the gentleman in question, and this  had the effect of restoring them to  favor: T,he couple were very poor at  first, but things soon got brighter,  and they lived most happily together  until Mrs. Donne, who had been married when, only 1G years of age, died  sixtusn years afterward at tho birth  of her   twelfth child.    ,  Another poet and divine who was  not undone, by his marriage, but  greatly helped and comforted, was  Beorge   Herbert.      It   was  an   excei*-  It  was  an  tinn to the. marrying in 'hasta and ra-  -.vnl'ng in leisure' rule, .for ho and his  their first interview, and "there was  never any opposition botwixt them,  anlesf it were a contest which should  most incline to a compliance with tho  other's desires." Herbert made his  wife his almoner, and paid to her regularly a tenth of all- he received as  tithes, to be spent on  THE POOR OF HIS PARISH.  There was an exception, nowever, to  the rule of, marrying in haste and-repenting at leisure in the case of Walter Savage Landor and his wife. Tho  poet met his future wife at a ball, and  determined on the instant to marry  her. Not long after he had dono so  Mrs. Landor camo to think that "a  conversation with her husband was incomplete without a quarrel." Even  in the honeymoon she wounded the  poor man's vanity. Landor was reading some of his own verses to his bride  ���������and who read moro exquisitely?���������  when all at once the lady, releasing  herself from his arm, jumped up, saying "Oh, do stop, Walter, there's that  dear delightful Punch performing in  the street; I must look out of the  window." '  And,  oh I   if  there  be an  Elysium on  earth,  It is this, it is this.  Thomas Moore, who wrote these  words himself lasted the Elysium of  conjugal happiness. From 1811, the  year of his marriage, to 1852, that of  his death, his Bessy received from him  the homage of a lover. Whatever  amusement, he might find in the grand  society in which ho mixed, ho always  returned to his wife and children with  a fresh feeling of delight.  Many women deserve, but few women receive, such an I. O. U. as that  which Hood gave his wife. "1 never  was anything, dearest, till I knew you,  and I have beea a better, happier, and  moro prosperous man ever since. Lay  that truth in lavender, sweetest, an*1  remind me ot it when I fail."  Notwithstanding this appreciation,  he would occasionally play harmless  practical jokes upon her. Once, when  staying at Brighton, he gave her a few  hints on buying fish, and concluded by  saying. "If the fish you are buying is  plaice, beware oi any having red or  orange spots, as they. are certain to  be slale." When tho fisherwoman  came aiound it happened that sho had  little except plaice, and Mrs. Hood observed that ull had spots against  which she had been warnedJ She  hinted to the fish wife that they were  not fresh, and, upon being assured  that, they had not been long out of  the water, sho observed, "My good woman, it may be as you say, but I could  not think of buying any plaice with  those very unpleasant red spots." Tho  woman'H answer, which Hood heard  with delight from behind the door, was  a perfect shout, "Lord bless your eyes,  mum, who ever see'd any without  them !"  On August 22, ' 1G20, Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bouheer,  daughter of a knight and wealthy  London merchant, Mrs. Cromwell may  not have had much character, but her  husband never ceased to love her, and  thirty years after their marriage he  wrote to her, the day after Dunbar:  "Truly if I lovo you not too well, I  think I err not on the other hand too  much. Thou art dearer to me than  any creature; lot that suffice."  Gon. Gordon said he never married  because he never found a woman prepared to accompany him to the ends  of the earth. Such a woman Sir  Henry Lawrence did find. She went  with him into nearly every place in  India where his work brought him,  however ...'���������'  DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS.  . One day the scarcely less celebrated  Lord John Lawrence was sitting in  his drawing room at Southgate with  his sister and other members of the  family. Looking up from the book in  whicl' he had beea engrossed, he discovered that his wife had left the  room. "Where's mother?" he. asked  ono of dhis daughters. "She's upstairs," replied the girl. : He returned  to'Iii*- book; and, looking,up again a  few mi nutes later, he put the same  question to his daughter, and received the same answer. Once more lie  turned, to his reading; once more he  looked up. with the same question'on  his. lips. Thereupon his sister broke  in: "Why, really, John, it would seem  as if you could not get on five minutes  without your wife." "That's why I  married her," he replied.  "My face is my fortune, sir," she  said. From the day when King Cop-  helui- wedded the "beggar maid,"  cases have from time to time occurred  of men of high position marrying girls  who wore not born in the purple, and  whose faces wore their only fortune.  In 1791 Henry Cecil, heir to the titles  and estates of an old uncle, found a  wife, not in Belgravia, but in Bolas,  a country village of Shropshire. He  had taken shelter in a cottage from  a storm of thunder and rain, and, as  the rain got worso and worse, bogged  thai hu might ho allowed to stay till  morning, oven if he had only a chair  "to rest . upon in the lower room."  TliiH request was grudgingly granted  by Thomas Hoggins, tho owner of the  house, becnus'u, in unswor to inquiries  as to why lie was wandering about,  Cecil spoke vaguely and unsatisfactorily, and at last said ho was an "undertaker," taking refuge iu the vagueness of the term. Tennyson, whose  ballad is founded on this story, makes  "Tho Lord of Burleigh" call himself,  not an "undertaker," bul. n "landscape  painter," which, perhaps, is a more  poetical business. Next morning, tho  painter made tho acquaintance of  Sarah, tho daughter of Mr. and Mrs:  Hoggins, a rustic beauty of 17. It  was a case of lovo at first sight, and  fields whera Sarah milked the cows  became Ely-nan tiolds to Mr. Jones,  for so Cecil latylod himself. To make  a long story, short, Henry Jones, he  still concealed his real mane and  rank, and Sarah Hoffgins were married and lived on in tho village. Two  year3 afterward his uncle, the old  Earl, died. Knowing that bis'presence would be wanted at "Burghley  Houso by Stamford Town," ho told his  wife that he was called on business into   Lincolnshire,   and   that  he   wished  without delay, sho sitting, as was the  fashion then, on a pillion behind him.  They passed (he seats of r various noblemen and gentlemen on the road;  at last they came to a particularly  tine mansion and park. Sarah gazed  in admiration, and exclaimed, "What  a magnificent house I" How should  you like my dear'Sally, to be mistress  of such a plaeo?" was her lord's reply. "Very much indeed, if wo were  rich enough to live in it." "I am  glad that you like it; the place is  yours. I am Earl of Exeter, and you  uro my Countess."  And a gentle consort made he.  And hor gentle mind was such.  That  she grew  a noble lady,  And tne people loved her much.  THEIR FUNDS EXHAUSTED.  Tho singular loveliness of Bessie  Surlees, of Newcastle, won tho heart  of a barrister called John Scott, and  the young people ran away and wero  married. At first it did not look as  if this were a case of a face making a  fortune, for on the third day after  their uniou their funds wore exhausted, they had not a homo to go to, and  thoy did not know whether their  friend*- would ever speak to them  again. If, however tho oarly life of  Mrs. Scott was a struggle, she was  rewarded when she saw her husband  take his seat upon tho woolsack and  become Lord Eldon. That this was  due largely to her was shown by the  words which tho King used after giving the Great Seal into Lord Eldon's  hands, "Give my remembrance," ho  said, "to Lady Eldon." The, Chancellor acknowledged the condescension,  but intimated his ignorance of Lady  Eldon's claim to such notice. "Yes,  yes," tho King answered. "I know  how much I owe to Lady Eldon. I  know you would havo made yourself  a country curate, and that she has  made  you  my  Lord  Chancellor."  For forty-three years the great  lawyer and agitator, Daniel O'Con-  nell, poured out his heart to his wife  like a school boy in lovo for the first  time. His first thoughts were always of her : and neither the lapse of  yearn nor the tremendous pressure of  his professional and political engagements seems ever to have prevented  his writing regularly to her���������letters  which in later years he used lo call  the "love letters of your old husband."  The contemplation of nature's calm  and orderly working would seem to  have a soothing influence upou her  students if we may judge from the domestic life of some of the most celebrated of them. After twenty-eight  years' experience Faraday spoke of  his marriage as an event which, more  than any other, had contributed to his  earthly happiness and healthy state  of mind. Speaking of his wife, James  Nasmyth, the inventor of the steam  hammer, said: "Forty-two years of  married life find us the same devoted  'cronies' that we were at tho beginning."  It is pleasant to find harmony in  tho house of a great musical composer as well as In his compositions.  There was no discordant note in the  matrimonial duet wliich Mozart and  his wife played together. For years  she was an invalid, and ho-used to  writo by her bedside while she slept.  When he went out in the morning1  her room, and leave a tender note to  greet her waking. He is one of them,  "I wish you a good morning, my dear  little wife. I hope you have slept well,  and that nothing has disturbed your  repose. Be careful not to take cold,  not to rise too quickly, not to stoop,,  not to , rise for anything; not to be  angry with the servant.. Take, carer  not to fall upon. the threshold in  passing from one room to another.  Keep all domestic troubles till I come,  Which will be soon."  Human nature has perhaps never before presented; the spectacle of a  man of such uncommon powers as  Swift involved in such apitiable labyrinth of the affections. . Who has'not  heard of Varina, of Stella, of Vanessa?  The first, Miss Waring, was': the only  woman who had the honor of refusing  the hand of the mighty dean. .We  have all admired and tried to, decipher  the "little,, language" in which he  wrote to Stella, Esther Johnson,  whose hair was "blacker than a raven," and every feature of whose face  was "perfection." Of this, hair a lock  was found in Swift's desk after both  he and Stella were dead, and on the  paper in which it was wrapped were  written words that have become proverbial for the burden of pathos that  their forced brevity seems to hide,  "Only a woman's hair." It is for  each reader to read his own meaning  into them.  Swift never meant .Vanessa, Miss  Vanhomrigh, to fall in love with him  when he acted as her tutor, but it  was a case of Abelard and Heloise  over again. When-he was in London  ho kept his, best "gown and periwig"  at the houso of her mother, and frequently dined there, "out of mere list-  lessness," as he wrote to Stella. Swift  behaved to Vanessa as a father might  have behaved to a daughter. He was  flattered, however, that a girl of 18,  of beauty and accomplishments, "sighed foi a gown of forty-four," and he  did not; stop to weigh the consequences.  HOUSEHOLD. |  vMtmtmS  ' BENEFITS OF SUNSHINE.  Are   the   health   and   Uvea   oi  your  family less dear to your thrifty heart  thian  the freshness'of carpets or curtains ? Wo .may be certain that a really   intelligent    person    when    driving  about any locality whatever, will form  a correct idea of the mental status of  the housekeepers along tho road.  Except  in midsummer if  he sees shades  drawn and blinds closed in living and  sleeping rooms, he will conclude that,  however  intelligent  housekeepers  are  in regard to current  topics, they'are  ignorant   of   the  science   of   life   and  health,   that   absolutely   proves     that  the absence oif sunshine gives the best  conditions for  the germs  of malaria,  diphtheria, typhoid, and consumption.  It also lowers  Ihe  whole  tone of  tho  bodily health and induces melancholy.  Builders   often,   too,   even   anarchists,  show  their lack of observation. Many  a handsome dwelling has tho hall and  kitchen   offices   on     the    south    and  rooms  in  constant  use  on  the  north  side  of the houso.   Animals  know enough  to seek tho sunny side-of  their  shelters.   Instinct teaches them, while  women,   who   spend   almost   all   thoiir  Jives indoors, dwell in sunless, cheer-  ���������less croorns.    As if  that  wore not enough,   they   must  shut   out  whatever  light   there   is     by   ii    superfluity   of  drapery.   Sash   curtains,  except where  needed  for   tho  sake   of privacy,  aro  worse than  useless. Even  tho wifo of  the   day  laborer  must   spend   a   portion   of   the  hard-earned   money   that  should   go  for  necessities  in   Uiiwdry,  coarse Nottingham lace that is' offensive   to  Ihe  beniuty   loving oye.      Do  not   stmdes   suffice   to   keep   out   tho  glare of the sun  from rooms in  constant  use?  Wc  al)   know    tho  effect  of   tho   lack   of   sunshine  on   growing  plants,   but    ive   ignore   its  influence  u*������on   ourselves. ���������  COMFORT FOR THE INVALTD.  Nowhere are heavy draperies moro  inappropriate than in a sick room.  White Swiss, or gold-tinted Madras,  aire ideal, for they filter tho glare and  create a sunny effect. Both laundor  perfectly    .  Magazines are the most suitable  mental food for the sick. The stories  aire varied in character, tho books  light in weight. No gloomy book or  pessimistic article should have place  in  a sick  room.  Srimeness in dishes is as wearisome  ais sameness of food. In those days  of bargain china and of cut glass  every meal may ue a poem to the eyo.  Flowers  are the sweetest messengers  at meal time.  It is a cruelty to carry woes to tho  sick room. Unhappily it is too often  dono. The prostrate one is often tho  flamily consoler, as well as a sufferer.  No matter. It is wrong to add one  trifle to the' physically afflicted.: .���������-'  ���������- Ventilation is most important, and  no sick room should beminus a transom'. Four, inches up of '..the window,  and four down, with a screen to ward  off  draughts,  is  a'good  rule.   ;  Sun baths are wonder workers. To  lift the shades from their grooves is  very easy, and the sun streaming in  over the bed of a. nervous or pain-  racked invalid has all the revivifying  power of a tub bath, with no danger  to any  patient. j.)  one-half oup of butter, aAu g-radually  one cup of sugar and one-half cup of  strong coffee, mix and sift one and  three-quarters cups of flour with two  and a half level teaspoonfuls of baking  powder. Add this to first mixture,  heat thoroughly, then add tLe whiitea  of three eggs beaten, stiff and three-  quarters cup of wajhut meat broken  in pieces. Bake in a shallow cake pan  30 to 35 minutes. Cover with a cream  frosting. If milk is substituted foT  layers a boiled-frosting to whioh is  the  result. ' .  French Fruit Oake.���������Creami one-half  cup of butter, add gradually one and  one-half cups of sugar and one-half  cup .milk ; add two and one-half cups  flour mixed and sifted with three level teaspoonfuls baking "powder-and  one-quarter teaspoonful cream tartar.  Beat thoroughly, add the whites of  six eggs beaten stiff. Flavor with  one teaspoonful of- vanilla. Bake in  layer cake pans and put between the  layers a boiled frosting to whioh is  added a mixture of French fruit cut  in pieces and figs also cut in i>ieces.  Use candied cherries, dales figs, or- a  little shredded almonds may be sprinkled over the top of the cake before  baking or the cake may be .frosted.  The creamrtartar is used to toughen  the white of the egg and helps keep  the  cake light.  For the frosting, boil one oup ' of  sugar and one-third cup of water until the mixture threads. Do not stir  nifter the sugar melts, but if it appears  to granulate around the edges of the  sauce pan before the threading stage  is reached, dip the fingers into oold  writer then run around the edges to  wpish down the syrup. If done quickly there is no danger of burning the  fingers.' Pour the syrup gradually on  to the beuton white of one egg, beating all the time. Flavor with one-  third teaspoonful of vanilla. A clear  d������y is better for making boiled frosting   than  a damp rainy   day.  Cream one scant of seven-eighths  cup of butter, and add gradually one  and one-half cups flouir nuixed and sifted with one and ojie-half level tablespoons yellow ginger. Beat the yolks  of five eggs until thick, add gradually  one and one-half cups powdered sugar  combine the mixture and then add the  whites of five eggs beaten stiff and  silt' over all one teaspoonful of baking powder. Bake in a deep cake pan  one hour. As very little bakingpow-  dcr is added to this cake it must depend on tha ingredients being properly beaten.  Madolaines or Cream Puffs.���������To ona-  quiartor cup of butter .add ono-hal������  oujiof boiling water. Place on the  range and as soon as the boiling point  is reached, add one-half oup of flour  all at- once. Stir vigorously, remove  from the range, add yolks of three  eggs and one whole egg,slowly. Cool  the mixture, then shape, using a pastry bag and tube if you have one, otherwise drop from a spoon on to tho  baking sheet. Bake in a rather qiuck  oven 20 minutes. Cool, then split open,  lay in a teaspoonful of strawberry or  pa-eserves or any other kind preferred  or on hand then, put on a spoonful of  whipped crea,m and press the top on  firmly. Now dissolve somo confectioners' sugar in hot water and glaze  the top...    ������������������'.'������������������  A  variety, may   be  made  by  lilting    ���������  the puff with a chocolate mixture and  serving    them;   with    a    hot   vanilla  sauce.  PERFUMED NIGHTCAPS.  Some fastidious women have night.  caps made of white wash, lace with a  circular pad fastened in the' crown.  The, caps are coquettish and pretty,  the lace mesh allows frea access of air  and the sachet imparts a faint but  distinct  fragrance  to  ths,hair.  New York. Gingerbread.;���������This is  more like a cake than its name implies.  It ! can be mads without gingeir and  ���������������������������Dvtrea   with  a chocolate frosting.  (������������������if.:  married  on  tho  third  day  aftnr \ he;r,to accompany him.     Th������y sot out   squairea  Cream Frosting.���������Moisten confectioners' sugar with cream or milk until of the right consistency to spread  over  the  cake.   Make  the frosting in  SHALL WE WEAR TRAILING  SKIRTS? .',;���������.���������'..  Elizabeth Cady Stanton has .started  a crusade against the trailing skirts  of ladies on the streets. Sho says:  ,'������������������ In the Vienna telephone stations,  girls must wear short dresses to 'prevent their stirring up dust from the  floor, whioh injures the telephone. If  it injures the telephone, what about  the lungs and air passages of a human  being? ' .      ���������  If women in - business aire compelled to adopt a rational costume, why  do they not on morula grounds adopt  one for the street aJid the house 'I If  business demands a certain costumo  on the ground of health why should  not morality on similar.grounds mako  its demands in all places: ���������  One never on, a dry day sees a woman with ,a skirt which touches tlie  ground get into a street car or walk  over a carpet but they behold, if the  sun shines right, a cloud of fine  dust rise after her.  If the votaries of fashion remain obr  livious to all considerations of convenience, beauty, grace and health, some'  stiringest measures should be adopted  to abate this nuisance, which concerns  the public as* well-'as themselves  a telephone better than human  ings ? ,  Is  be-  TREATMENT OF AN ' OILY SKIN.  A woman whose skin is oily should  w&sh it with a toilet brush dipped in  warm suds of olive-oil soap or of pure  ca3til������ soap, rinse the face with clear  warm water, dry it, and apply first  cream then toilet powder. An oily  skin generally means that its cywner  is not always fastidiously careful in  her attention to it. Soap does not  cleanse the face as does an application  of cream rubbed off with a fine cloth.  Hot water on a ������loth gives an i*m-  p-rc-mptu steaming, and a slight one  which is often/ preferable to the more  relaxing   tub   steaming.  TOUR DELICIOUS CAKES.  Walnut Mocha Caloa.���������������ream    scant  WOMEN    FARMERS  IN    ENGLAND.  The first annual meeting of tho  Lady Warwick Agricultural Association for Women was hold ut( Stafford  House, London, recently.  The general scheme of Lady Warwick's idea is to provide a certain means of livelihood for women' in the lighter branches of  agriculture,! such as dairying, the  growing, packing, and marketing of  flowers und fruit, tho cultivation  of tomatoes and mushrooms and  tho keeping of bees and poultry,  In the present . state of keen competition, however, success is only  insifred ''".to. the trained capacity  and the organized worker. Therefore, it is desirable that those, women wfeo embark seriously on this  enterprise should first qualify themselves for it, by taking' advantage of  the regular courses of training in  agriculture and horticulture which is  now provided. ,    ,  It is with the distinct object of  offering increased facilities for obtaining the most necessary training  that Lady Warwick has founded a  hostel Ln,connection wim Reading College, Here gentlewomen ovor the  age of sixteen aro enabled tu obtain  thorough and systematic training in  all the lighter branches of agriculture  the council of tho .Reading College  provides tho neceiyaary courses.of in-  stnuption and raqognizes the,,Lady  Warwick Hostel as a piuce for women  students.  Addressing -the meeting,��������� Lady  Warwick said that the great thing  for women was thoroughness��������� men  were always doubtful of a -.--Oman's  perseverance ��������� but only let tlitun  do the rough honest work nnd| men  would be the .first to recognize its  worth. ;     -  ' ���������'���������'.���������..������������������  The report for the association'.'  for the first yoar states that it has  already met with marked succe-sa  Lady Warwick having received responses to ber invitation to'jo^n the  committes from many men nnd women well known in tlio agricultural,  world.  V  &'-������������������'��������� ^ 1  ������'  # *>  P  A,STORY FROAI ARUNDEL.  An  amusing    incident  occurred   in  connection   with   the  British   oocupaf-  tion  of  Arundel.   The  Doer   adjutant  giasping old man, ", I'm sorry to hear���������'  " Don't you"worry," she interrupted;  " E's orrite. 'E's a corpser. Ilarmy  Med cal Corpse. 'E don't fight. 'E's  got more sense, you bet 1"  "THE SOULDIERS POCKET BIBLE."  ln connection with1 (he 40,000 copii's  of the Psulter and Guspels which the  British and Foreign Bible Society has  distributed to the troops in South Africa, there is an interesting arliole by  the Rev. II. !���������'. Mou,le, in this month's  ,    . ,  ,  ,    , .   - ,.,     Rejiorler,  on  " The  Sou'ldier's   Pocket  a,t Arundel had gone out for a couple   Bi))J   ���������  J>TOlIuws<-   in     m3i  ������or Crom_  of days' hunting   and   returning high- . w<jJI,H |roilhid4.H.   A fUMimilo is shown  ly elated  with a fine.buck slung across   oi tho liUc_lxltr0   whiah begins as fotitis   saddle,    rod'j   straight   into     "-' , lows: i  '  town,   only  to find   our  troops  there          ' ,  >y            ������������������*. himself  a prisoner.                                                                Thc  SOULDIERS.  Pocket Bible :  Containing the most, if not all, thoso  places contained in holy Scripture,  Interviewed "by an onlooker. When j w.'-jub doe shew the qualifications of  naked was he, not sad at the thought [ his inner m|in, that is a fit souldier  of leaving homii, he replied: " Begoria, I to fight the Lords Buttels, both before  I ami and I amn't. It's the thought i the light, in the fight, and after tho  of them, 1 lave' behind that makes me   fight.  loth to sail." He looked loo young. Which Scriptures are reduced losev-  to possess a wife, so his interlocutor ereull heads, and, fitly applyed to the  sai'-d: "Who are you, leaving ? Is it Soudliers severall occasions, and so  your parents, or your brothers and ' m|iy -yupply the want of the whole  sisters?" "Loraanty, no I divil there- Biold; wnich a Souldier cannot eon-  iation have 1 in this world, barrin' an j veniently curry about him.  ould uncle. It's only a couple of fat | And limy bee also usefull for any  geese that .were fattening up for m.y ��������� Chris tinn to meditate upon, now in  Christmas dinner. Troth, and it's sorrowful I nm whin I think of thim I  An' nobody to ea,t theim but tho ould  uncle."  PAT'S   REGRET.  An   " absent-minded   beggar,"   while  waiting to embark a few days ago, was  tds ��������� iniseirubio Linic( of Warre.  ImiPU'imiUur. Edm.  Calamy.  ���������     THE " LADYSM1T1I LYRE."  THE BTG BOER  GUNS. **"   f ,a <*>*������'> ^-m^  *T   P"P8T  published  in  Lady-smith  has  been re-  ,Xt has been suggested in some quar- J1!r-nted by u. contemporary. It is caJl-  teirs that the Beers may have lo.sur-| od ih& Lady-smith Lyire, and is pub-  render through wi-unt of ammunition, ', iished to supply a long-felt want,  ���������but this is not probable, as they are | "What you want fin a besieged town,"  reported to huve started the war with j B'ays Ule prospectus, " is news that you  over 250,000,000 rounds in store, most cu-u ^^tely *fy on as false." Only  .,.'', , , ,        ���������'       ,    ! ono   quarter   column   is   reserved  for  of which has been brought up'by the   T!nle  flews,  if any  should " unavoid-  Clriipe Railway Government. What is  fiar more probable is that they (will  Boon- be handicapped by the want of  big guns, some' of which must necessarily soon be put out of action by  excessive firing. Up till now, however, the Boers hri<ve hit us harder-with  their infiantry fire than with their  artillery. This is proved by the fact  that tho tmajonity of our wounded  cases have not been serious ones. Many  who were wounded at Belmont and ;  "Jnaipsan have returned lo duty or are  ibout to do so shortly." ,  A CAPTAIN'S BLUNDER. .  Writing  with   reference - to  the  affair  at Nicholson's Nek,  a correspon-  ent Bays:  "I am  told by one  ot the  labiy   creep  in."      In   the  edition  under notice this colum-i is blank.  A CLOSE SUAVE.  The enemy's new quick-firing machine guns make a most irritating  noise, and seem to work on a pivot,  landing shells at intervals of a few,  yards which explode one after another.  The noise is like a double series of  hat'd blows on an iron door. It is of  this gun that a' captain of one'of <tho  Guards' regiment with Lord Methuen's  force writes: "I h-iir-pened to be in  the line off it just befare d'ark, and  they pumped six' rounds at me. Tho  first four pitched in a line about twenty, ten and fifteen, and thc fourth  four yards in front of me, and threw  survivors that the Igallant colonel hop- ' dirt  all  over  me,   and  tho  noxt   two  edi   to  finish "with , a bayonet   charge  and  expend  ail  the  ammunition,  but  suddenly n captain of  the  Gloucester I  Regiment, whose name had better bo |  just pitched behind me.  ���������it  a bit."  I didn't like  ECLIPSE   DF^ THE   SUN.  MOVING  PICTURES OF THE GREAT  PHENOMENON.  "���������r������r. Ihivlil V. Toilil   Win   Travel .Yearly  rl.ll0.������ Miles lu ������'<:t   IViiiiaiicnl   Iturortlx  or I lie   ('runt I'vi-iit   on   .Hay VSl'i.      Hu  Will   Km;   I'otli   P'Kiioiir.'i-iliy anil Tele-  Ki-.-i|i'-y.  ���������A journey of botweon (hreo and  four thousand miles in order to do  fifty-five seconds' work. It sounds  like a quixotic undertaking, but Professor David P. Todd and Mr. Percival  Lowell, the men who are now making  the journey, do not regard it in that  light If, (ho fifty-five seconds of  work to perforin which they are going  all the way from here to Tripoli, in  Northern Africa, is successful it may  result in knowledge of, tho highest  scientific value.  The enterprise on which these two  scientists have embarked is the observation of the total' eclipse of the  sun, which is to occur May 28 next.  It would not be necessary to go all the  way to Africa merely to' see it,  for this particular eclipse will be visible from the southern "pan of the  United States. 'But in making^ as-  tonomical observations of so important an event as this it is necessary  to take ��������� advantage of every favorable  influence. . The thing that most frequently interferes with eclipse observations is cloudy weather. The  likelihood opelouds in Tripoli, shielded  asi it is by the Atlas Mountains, and  near the borders of the Sahara Desert, is  than  lasting one minute and seventeen seconds. '���������"  In crossing the United States it follows a, line from New Orleans to Norfolk, passing across the States of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, the Caro-  linns and the southwestern corner of  Virginia. The region which will be  temporarily in darkness will be a  strip about fifty-four miles wide  along  the route.  Leaving tho coast of Norfolk the  eclipse sweeps on in the same direc-  iion until it reaches a point in the Atlantic at latitude 15 degrees north.  This is ihe northern extremity of its  course and will bo reached at roon.  If it were on land it would be the  most desirable station from which to  water the eclipse, for the period of  I'oltalily will continue for two and  one-quarter minutes. But the difficulties, of making observations from  shipboard render it impracticable to  study  tho eclipse from  this point.  Turning to thc southeast at latitude  45 degrees the eclipse will travel on  across tlio Atlantic to the coast of  Portugal, where ii is timed to arrive  at half-past  three p.m.      It  WILL CROSS TO ALICANTE,  on the east coast of Spain. From  here the- path will lead across the  Mediterranean to Algiers, over Tripoli, where, the duration of totality  will be fifty-five seconds and where  Professor Todd will make his observations at nineteen minutes past five  p.m. The remainder of the course is  across the desert and northeastern  Africa,   ending near  the  Red  Sea.  One interesting feature of the approaching observation is a plan by  by which Professor Todd expects to  st eal a march on the eclipse and. secure complete co-operation between  the parties of observers on opposite  sides of the Atlantic. ; This plan will  bo carried out through the aid of tho  telegraph and cable lines connecting  the two or more points from which observations   will   be  made.      A   direct  . line along the path of the eclipse from  nearly   fifty  per   cent    less ! New Orleans to Tripoli  will be cleur-  at    any -.'.oint    on     this    con- j od   at   the  beginning  of  the  observa-  tineiil.     Therefore these scientists aro I a������ns'   and  a cipher  code   will   be  ar-  ���������: ,      , ... , ,    ranged  for the quick  transmission of  going   to   transport .themselves     and I infobrmaUon     between    the    riiffprnnl  parties.  withheld   pending   inquiry,   being   se-  UOW  TO TAKE   REST.  veroly wounded, ordered the white flag j     '���������*���������*-"* art ������r resting is more, difficult  to be raised.   Thereupon a towel was ��������� than most people suppose it to be, for  fastened to a stick and displayed. The ; there  are  so  many   ways   of spoiling  Eoeirs   instantly   stopped    firing,   and | th     result  stood up.   The officers of the Gloucester,   thinking  that perhaps   the flag;     Upon '���������bo principle that life is made  had been raised by tho order of Colonel Garleton were uncertain, and,  v\ ile some companies stopped firing,  others continued. The next moment  both forces were inextricably mingled,  and  the  surrender was  complete."  THE CAREFUL BOER.  vVhilst a group of gentlemen were  discussing tho situation in a London  street, the conversation turned on  6pies and their treatment, and one of  the party, who has had a deal of South  African experience, held that the Boer  methods in this respect were superior  to our ow'n. To back up this argument, he quoted the following incident, the victim of whioh had (related  it to him: " At the time of'the Jameson Raid, a Dutchman named Marais,  living at Krugersdorp, wished to visit Johannesburg, and obtained aper-  met from  his Field Cornet to do   so.  When returnJng to his "home he was  accosted by Boer scouts, to whom he v*���������"-* ">"������������������<������������> ." -*"���������-������  handed his passport. They were, how- tr-v- tt K��������� a������������"������t th<-  ������������������^    u���������=���������..;������������������n    ���������nn   ���������rr^   M\^a*n-\A- I game ot tennis or goif.  i     Though physical toll Is a remedy for  a tired head, meuital work is not bene-  ever, suspicious, and after blindfold'  ing him they led him back to theiirr  oamp, where tho commandant heard  his story, and was satisfied of his  bona-fides. But though they admitted he was ono of themselves, they  aigain blindfolded him, and led him far  trwo miles from the camp, when ho  wns permitted lo mount his horse and  quit."  THE SAD STORY OF A BOUQUET.  A lady at' Durban writes: " In seeing the troops off down here we do  olll we can to give them a. happy send-  off���������throw them flowers, cigarettes,  firuits and cakes. The other week"'.a  girl gave one of the Scottish men a  dainty bouquet of if lowers. Finding she  lived close to the station, he said: "I  flhnll keep this all through the war  and if I am wounded and can do it,  I will wave' these flowers as we pass  here'���������for the wounded are brought.  diown,: here to the Sptirtan, the hospit-  "al Bhip. Well, she watched eveiry Red  Gross train which came down, and one  day, after the battle of Elandslaagte,  -when "tho train came, down,' she saw  a bunch of very. withered flowers  fieebly waved from One of the carriage  windows. He had been badly wounded  in his first engagement." i  up of little things, adopt tho beliei  that little tirednesses should not be  allowed  to  multiply.  There are symptoms that indicate  the need of rest. There is the" "over-  oxowded" feeling in the head, when  oux thoughts refuse to flow ; theirei is  the heaviness of (he hands, the aching of wrists; tho peculiar stiffness  in the back of the neck ; the unnecessary hopelessness, the burden of depression, the distaste for society. Who  has not suffered from one or, another  of  these forms of tiredness ?  To rest fruxu mental fatigue we must  exorcise the body in some healthful occupation. Some will derive most benefit from a bicycle spin, others from a  "grind" at some mecha.nlcal difficulty  in a pianot'urte piece, cr an hour's  manual labor in the garden, a foat of  pedestrianlsm, a cantor across coun-  curront^ or a  game of tennis or go "  ficial lo a tired body. In some cases  of overexertion, whon tho limbs are  aching, thu intellect is abnormally active and capable of work suporior to  that which it usually performs., but  if we take advantage of its excitabil-  I ity we shall havo to pay for It.  I The spirit with which real is lakun  influences its value.   "I've gol   lo  lie  tiredness, whether of body or of mind,  a determined putting nnide of molan-  oholy   and ��������� of effort.  Unless we-admire enervation of character, with its iretfulness, suspiciousness, jealousy, annui and lack of- sym  pathy, we must admit that to I  sufficient rest is one of the ereat . s  obligations, and that it is no mean  knowledge to understand tha sr.t of  resting.  ttieiL instruments to this dintlmt  spot so that their chances of success may be as bright as possible.  Professor Todd may be described as  an expert in the observation of  eclipses. Three years ago he went  to Japan with a party for this purpose, and he has headed a number of  similar expeditions to different parts  of tho world. He has devised a number of instruments for use in eclipse  work With his wife, who is also an  astronomer-of rare attainments, he is  tho  AUTHOR, ,OF A HOOK  on "Total Eclipses of the Sun," which  is an authority on the subject. Professor Todd hopes to bo able, on his  return from his present journoy to  add a very interesting chapter to this  book.   '  Mr. Percival Lowell, who accompanies Professor Todd, is well known for  his work: in astronomy through the  observatory which ho supports in Arizona and in many other ways. It  was at his instance that the present  expedition  was undertaken.  Although the period during which  the face af the sun will be completely  hidden on May 28 will be of brief  duration, thero probably never has  been an eclipse for which moro  thorough observations was made. A  number- of now instruments, several  of them the invention of' Profcssor  Todd, will bo employed for the first  time. Another device whioh iu to be  brought into use at tho suggestion of  Professor Todd will utilize a recent  invention in the. cause of science, As  is generally known the chief method  of gaining information about the sun  is by taking photographs during lite  progress of an eclipse. Tnis year,  under the direction of Professor Todd,  the biograph -.sill be employed for this  purpose and moving pictures of tho  progress of the eclipse will be made  liotn  in  this country  and  abroad.  Arrangements have been made by a  biograph company to send expert  operators to a favorable point in the  path of the eclipse, through this country. On the other side a party from  eiihei the Briiisii or French biograph  company will accompany the professor and his assistants to Africa to  make similar views. By making  practically  A CONTINUOUS RECORD  of ail  that goes on in llio vicinity of  tho  sun   during   tho   progress   of  tho  Thus, as soon as the observers in Georgia or Alabama have com-  pletd their work the result will be  wired to Professor Todd and his assistants in Tripoli in advance of the  appearance of the eclipse at that  point.  The  carrying out of this  plan  will  add greatly to the value of this work,  THE HOUSEHOLD 0AY1LB1  THEY   ARE   THE   ARISTOCRATS   OJ  THE BRITISH ARMY.  The   ������oit������  Will   I'IikI  Tliat  Tlicy Aro Xo  Fe.'itlii'r-IEcil -Joldfc-rs.  The Household Cavalry, which comprise the 1st nnd 2nd Life Guards  and the Royal Horse Guards, are the  aristocracy of the British Army. ���������  They lake precedence of all other  regiments, and aro maintained primarily as a personal'guard for the Sovereign. They have at last been called ,  out for foreign service, and some critics, therefore, look upon the fact, that  a comiposite regiment composed of  three squadrons of the "Heavies" as  a bad omen. There is no reason for  alarms however. The Guards have always resented the epithets, of "stand  backs," " feather-bed" soldiers, and  " carpet_" warriors that have at times  been applied to them, and havo no  doubt themselves agitated for a turn at  the Boers.  Until the Egyptian campaign of 1882,  tho Household troops had never been  employed against a foreign foe, other than European, and the last occasion on which a regiment of Household Cavalry as a whole took the field  rwias at Waterloo. A detachment of  the three regiments was at Tel-el-Ke-  hir, in 1882, so thut each of the regiments now has " Egypt 1882," and  " Tel-el-Kebir," inscribed after its  n,'ame, in the Army List.  The 1st Life Guards were originally  formed at the time of the Restoration  when Chinrles III. required some troops  Sis  a  PERSONAL BODYGUARD  and many of  the gentlemen  troopers  alt that itime, paid as much as a ������100  for   the  privilege   of   serving  in    the  nanks.   The duty of their commander    ���������  iwias described as follows:  "The office of the Life Guiairde is at  ia(ll times of war or peace to wait upon  the King's person, as oft as he ride  lalbroad, with a considerable number af  horsemen,    well-armed,   and prepared  for.it will enable the party in Tripoli J 'against an dangers whatsoever."  to verify any peculiar phenomena de-l ail,e regiment distinguished itself at  tected by tho, scientists on this side. \ tbe battle of Sedgemoor, and also duir-  For example, ono thing lhat the ob- ' inS William's Dutch Wan. At Fonte-  servers are to look for is an inter- , 'rt>y. m tho Peninsula, at Waterloo,  Mercurial plan*!���������that is, u planet | Kassassin, Tel-el-Kebir, and Abu-'  witn its orbit nearer the sun than is ' tney proved that they were anything  that of Mercury. If such a planet is but "carpel" soldiers. It was the>lst  detected on this side of the. Atlantic Life Gunrds who so decisively routed  the watchers in Northern Africa will the French Ltmcers-at the battle of  make  a special    effort   to   verify   the: .Waterloo.  discovery.    .By arranging  the course1     The  "ind  Life  Guards   wore  formed  and the code in advance it will be pos-; in   1788,   the   regiment    consisting  of  siblo  to do this    with  time  to spar  notwithstanding   the   tremendous pace  at   which   the   eclipse   will   travel.  Professor    Todd    sailed    from New  York on his expedition on January 17.  AN AGED GENTLEWOMAN.  Queen Victoria is a very old lady,  but she doos not neglect, those gentle  courtesies that have caused her all  her life to be loved by those who know  hor.     Old servants may grow very old  four troops  of fifty men.  At the battle of Victoria, in ��������� 1813,  they had occasion to charge a strong  bedy of French infantry, whioh wns  covering the retreat of the French array, During the charge they came upi-  on a d eep ravine, but not a man drew  reiin; and the French infantry wero  so impressed by the suddon appearance  of the Guards, with scarcely a man or  a horse short, that they  TURNED TAIL AND FLED  far their lives.  At   the    battle   of   Waterloo    they  j fought a brilliant dual, with the cream.  belore , of -\*.ipoleon.s caValry���������the hitherto un-  in  their  attendance upon her  she  thinks  them sufficiently aged  to i conquered Cuirassiers.  The advancing  ! Cuirassiers were met by the British  1 " heavies,"   but   they   w.are   no  match  bo set aside for younger attendants.  Eighty-'two is a good, ripe age for, a  housekeeper,  but Miss Thornton, who  has been  the queen's housekeeper for  ovor forty years, would not have felt  called upon  for so small a    cause to  resign her position. Unfortunately she  grow deaf���������too deaf   to hear the orders  that wero givon.   ".. ���������~��������� ��������� .,,   - . ���������     - .   ���������.   ___  ���������,        ,    .   , ���������....��������� ������������������,, j something nwful.   In tho last  chivrge  beg your pardon   to her majesty and   af the ^ fae Mm  far the latter at close quarters, and  ware driven back in confusion. It was  in this charge that Guardsman Shaiw  so greatly distinguished himself.  Shaw   had   originally   been   a prizefighter, and was a man of tremendous  strength.   It is impossible to say ibolw  many men he laid low with his swofrd,  I could not say, 'I '��������� but his comnidea, say tho number was  iu me uuv ue himself, poor fellow, was  ask for an order to be repeatod,'   she } mortally * wounded,  but   not   until  he  herself said, in speaking of her reason . h.id  been   surrounded   by   the  enem***,  fnr n-sio-nina- I QIul ha(1 his swwrd broken at the hilt,  tor resigning. ���������,���������c       The present Colonel of the regiment,  How much real care tha queen hab j j^ Dundon,ud, has gone to the front  for this old servant was shown by her !,wj(.h his new galloping guns. The gun  thoughtful ness at. the time of the last [ only weighs some 5001b., including  jubilee. In the midst ot all the con- I rii-rriage and ammunition, whereas the  fusion and excitement she did not for- j o^- style of carriage alone weighed  get to order that tickets should be ; mare than double that amount. The  furnished to Miss Thornton, admit- ��������� gun js soi mounted thttit it .oan be laid  ting herself and a friond to a private j n-iny direction without moving the  room in  the palaco,    a    room    where   carriage.  there  was  a window  in  full  view   of I     The   RoyaJl   Horse   Guards,    or    tho  tho jubilee pageant. ] "Blues," were formed in 1601  by Clwur-  Here the two old ladies could sit and ' -cs   n.   Like    other   ejections   of    the  .     _ watch  without  fatigue   lh.'  departure J Household Cavalry they showed   great  eclipse   the    observations  will   reali/.o  of tho quoon and her .gorgeou.s escort, i vulour   at   Waterloo  and   during   the  tho   highest   possible   valuo. and her    triumphal    return after her ' peninsular War.   When they met   tho  , , .  .    . ,.      ��������� . .   |    As is generally understood,  the ob-  progress through  tho    city.     By    tho    fierce   S;>ud uieso,   they   again   dislin-  aawu, out i nate rowing,    im a apwecli , MCUl.;ltiou  of    tho    sun  known  as an  queen's    special    order    refreshments    guishe.d   themselves   by   meeting     the  too often made. . , eclipse  is  due  to  tho presence of tho   WOre served    to tho housekeeper    and : spear-armed  Dervishes   in   a hand-to-  A willingnoss to rest in euro to ease   nn>on   directly   betweon   the   sun   and ; her friond,  and  thoy wore treated  aa ; band  combat,   the  cavalry   using   the  the  earth.   Tthu  surface of   the moon . honored  guests. ! bayonet.     It was in  this engagement  La so much smaller  than  lhat of the i    Others  beside  Mian    Thornton  have '��������� that   poor Colonel Burnaby was slain.  sun that in spite of its relative near-' found,  whon    they    came in    contact j     In South Africa the three squadrons  ness iI  casts only a, very narrow sha-   wit\x i)j0 Queon of England, that she  dow.   : Moreover,    tha movemants  of  was a woman possosaod of that kindly  both earth and moon are so rapid that: tact and conftidoration for others that  an eclipse can last but a few minutes   mad������ them see in her tho  woman as  under :ths  most favorable conditions, j WBn ,ls the queen.  Tho longest possible duration of tota-;    xho late Mrs. Keoloy usod    to    tell  lity   is    about  eight  minutes.    "That   w*th pleasure of tho time    when    she'  might   occur at the equator.      Reced-,nad  the  honor of    boing    received by  ing from there in either direction   the   ner majesty.     On being presented she  lengtl. of time during which the. sun's  excuSBfi  herself  from  making  a    low  HER MAN WAS A CORPSER.   .  Thare.aire degrees of 'military pride  o-nd patriotism. Among the cheering  Antipodean crowd giving* the Austra-  linin contingent a sends off there was  n, stout matron, wedged nest to a mild  little man. Ae the soldiers passed sho  suddenly ' cried: " There's miy man I"  *-nd nudged her neijrhbour violently  Iii the riba. ' 'ladeed, rap'am," cried the  = ':������������������'��������� THE LUCK BEAN. ; '.'  The most virulent fad with our English friends these days is the luck bean,  a tiny replica of a bean,- fashioned of  gold, silver or enamel, and often jewel  set, whioh every man. of them is just  now wearing upon his watch chain or  fob, while his sister or sweetheart  weiars hers on her chatelaine, pinned  at her throat or on a little, old-fash-  icmed flue gold chain, worn about tho  neck and hanging half way to her belt.  The beans of gold or green enamel are  Ihe moat popular and th������ wearing of  lhe|m- is Raid noti only to bring good  iuok, but to hav������ th������ powor of turn1-  ing- anids any threal������m**>g eatantrophu.  aro under the coimimand of Iiieut.-  Colonel Audley Dallas Necld of the  2nd Life Guards, and it will be a bad  day for the Boers when the British  "heavies" come to close quarters with  them in a charge.  face is completely darkened becomes  less and less.   ���������  .     :  The longest period during which tho  sun will be hidden during tho approaching eclipse at any point from  which it may J.'������ observed is less than  two minutes. The -rath of this eclipsn  is somewhat, unusual.  In the eclipse of May 28, the point  of the moon's shadow will touch the  earth somewhere out. in the Pacifio  Ocean. Thence it. will sweep along  at tho rato of a thousand miles an  hour, reaching land on the;west coast  of Meiico, crossing that country iD  a northeasterly direction, and arriving in the United States at New  Orleons, where it��������� will be total at balf-  past scvttB a.m., th������. pt-riixl of totality  courtesy by saying:  "Your majesty, 1 have rheumatism  in my knees and I    cannott courtesy."  "Mrs. Keeley," replied tho queen, "I  can't, either."  Mm. Keeley was at once "put* at her;  ease by, the homeliness of the remark,  and the. touch ofi nature made tho two  womnn kin.  Tho bave hospital for our wounded  in- outh Africa is in Wynbergp, a suburb of Cape Towm. It is formed on  o the old military camp, the buildings  ebing wooden huts, well built, with  broad veiandahs back and front, placed on n common sou hundreds of acres  in exleoat.  ���������All armies aro liable to night scares,  which at times almost amount to a  panic. On on������ occasion a British  regiment; in India, marching over I he  ghauts on its return from manoeuvres  at Chinohwud, was thrown into temporary confusion by the bolting of a  couple of pack-oxem laden wilh i-ook-  ing'-po'ts.  A- small contingent of Boers hns realized the- uselessness of merely tearing up a section of railway and throwing ths. rails into a stream���������the uKual  -Boer n-.et.hod of destroying a line.  What they nowi do is to heot lhe cen-  ti*e' of a section to a whit* beat,, and  carry (he rail by its two cool ends lo  lh������ nearest tree or telegraph i*o>i>.'  round which they twWt it in such a  ���������way that it is absolutely impoHSibh-  to us* it again for  -rail-wwy pHrpcw-M*.  &;  hs.  i!!"*i>iw'i:"-1 "il  tfrta*; ��������� THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1900.  ftbeflfcimnolRevtew  SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 24,1900.  GET AT IT, GENTLEMEN.  The gulchite, and  other provincial  prints of that ilk, in speaking of the  collapse of the machines'of the unions,  say they now see that the owners and  the men both   have rights, and each  side is bound to respect the rights of  the other.   This is what we have been  trying to drill into the heads of these  prints  for  the past   ten months, and  only now have succeeded; but better  late than never.   They used to believe  that the owners were all interlopers,  who    had   got   their   properties    by  stealth, and it was  only thc Western  Federation of Miners that had rights  that "should be respected" in British  Columbia.   They now find in talking  to miners from all parts of the province,   who have been  hero   the past  week,   that   the prevailing wages   for  hiimrnersmen, even for 10-hour shifts  was $3.00, and because the machines of  the W. F. of M.,  tho only people who  had rights here, said the men should  get S3 50 for eight hours in this district,  the prints  all cried  "amen."   We do  not express an opinion  as to ���������whether  the wages should be S3 or $5;  but we  do say, the cost of living  and difficulties   of   the   work   considered,   they  should be equalized the province over.  "   Again  we do not say whether 6 or 12  hours should constitute a day's work,  but we do say that thc owners and  the  men,  without legislative interference,  should be allowed to settle that point  also between themselves, as they do in  most other parts of thc mining world,  A persistent and malicious effort has  been made by these prints to misrepresent The Review and the utterances of  its editor; but time will show that they  are the best friends of the men in the  long run.  Every   man,   whose   judgement   is  worth considering, knows there are a  dozen circumstances to raise and lower  the price  of labor iu every form in  every country on  thc globe, and it is  only by friendly conferences and mutual   concessions   between   the owners  and the men���������the only parties inter-  estcd-that these matters can be properly adjusted from time to time. Foreign  elements  can have no honest interest  _,in the matter.   Owners  and managers  in Montana, if allowed controlling influences here,   might,  for the furtherance of their own ends outside, desire  to   see   wages" unmercifully   reduced  here.   For the same reason the  W. F.  of M., without entering into the merits  of all  circumstances here, and for the  advancement   of    their   own   objects  abroad, might insist  on wages being  unreasonably  high here.   And so the  matter stands all around.   To obviate  future   trouble   in   these   respects, it  ���������   should be   the duty of  the   friendly  press and all friends of the country in  other callings to insist on  the separation of all alliances of cither the owners or men of the province with outside  organizations   of    every   nature   and  kind.   Let us have our miners' unions  and   mine owners' associations wholly  provincial, or at the least Canadian, so  that neither iB influenced by outside  grobings   at  any time,   ever readv to  sympathise  with   each   other   under  changed   conditions affecting   the industry in all its relations with the commercial aspect of the question.   If we  have this condition secured,   miners'  representatives   and   mine   managers  ��������� should then, instead of flying at each  others throat's when  alterations in relations   are desired,   sit down. quietly  "each   respecting   the   rights   of  the  other," and talk over the whole quss-  tion making   concessions all   around  until friendly and, therefore, honorable  ' understandings   are   reached.     When  men know'they are getting the wages  they mutually agree on   they are always contented and work better ; and  when owners know   there is no legal  compulsion over their heads, nothing  but the force of right and wrong.under  a full consideration of all the circumstances compelling payments, they are  always more liberal in their offerings  and payments.    To our mind a   dis-  posalof the labor question in this way  is  the best for the whole country, and  we, would like to see the converts we  ���������have recently made now seconding our  efforts, instead of bathing their bodies  in a flood of chagrin,  in an united effort to bring this happy condition of  things speedily around.  It is ��������� well known to the public that  the trouble here of the past ten months  was not the wish of the Canadian miners but instigated by that defender of  Hale Old Age,  Sad to seo people  advanced,in years  suileringfroinBack-  ache,' Lame Back,  Urinary Troublos  and Kidney "Weakness. A halo old  age, free from pains  and aches, can only.   boattaiiiedbykoep-  iu'g tho kidneys right and tho blood pure.  DOAN'S KIDNEY FILLS  befriend tho aged by freeing them from  pain and corrruting all Disorders of the  Kidneys and Urinary System.  Mr. Thomas Ash, an old resident of  Renfrew, Out., spoke as follows:  "lam 72 years of age, and havo boon  troubled for a number of years with pains  across my back. "When I would stoop  over it gave agonizin-j pain to straighten  up. I was so bad that I could scarcely  walk. - I have taken many kinds of medi-  eincs, but got nothing to help me. Being  recommended io try Donn's Kidney Pills  I got a box. After talcing three doses I  noticed a great change for the better,  and I can now- get around as smart as a  erioket. I can split my own wood and am,  In fact, just like a new man. "  murder, the Western Federation of  Miners, and kept alive by its henchmen, who have no interest in any shape  in the welfare of this country. Let us  direct all our institutions towards the  building up of the country of our adoption, and the best results are sure to  follow. If the men had followed their"  own inclinations, they would have accepted the Star's oiler of ������3.25 in June  last, and all would soon have had work  by the other mines falling into line.  They took the advice of the W. F. of  M., however, lost a year's work by it,  and many of them their places for all  time, ana only to accept tho equivalent  in the end. This is what the W. F. of  M. has done for them.  STRANGE TURNS.  The whirligig of politics at times  makes some very strange turns in the  human kaleidoscope. Wherever he is  known Mr. R. F. Green will be acknowledged as a successful business  man of great integrity, of veracity unquestioned and as ' a citizen strictly  consistent. In his course in parliament on the eight-hour law his consistency, however, is not so evident or  lauting. In his election campaign he  gave the public to understand that no  changes of any importance would be  supported by him, as his declaration  was "there had already been too much  tinkering with the mining laws for the  welfare of the country and the people."  The people took the same view of the  matter as they elected him on the supposition that he would oppose further  changes.  In the early stages of the Bill te  amend the act of 1S97 the eight-hour  clause was introduced, and Mr. Green  voted against it in committee���������where  all the important considerations- of  such enactments take place���������and it  was thrown out. Nothing more was  heard of it until three days before the  close ol* the session, when the Bill came  up for its third reading. As the final  reading is always but a matter of form,  every member believing that no alterations are made from the second reading of bills, they are generally allowed  to go through without much attention.  Some one, however,���������'��������� probably Mr.  Hume, who made a; secret pledge to  the miners of Nelson, when seeking reelection,that he would pass such alaw,  smuggled in the eight-hour clause, and  the Bill got its third reading. Probably half the. House, Mr. Green included, did not know what was done  till the Act became law. We take it  that if he knew   in the  third reading  that the clause was in the Bill he  would have opposed it as he had done  in committee, even if only to be consistent.  In March last, in bis letters to the  minister of mines, after the act was  passed, be said that none of his constituents ever asked for such a law; and  on these grounds he was fully justified  in opposing it in committee, and. would  have been equally justified in objecting to it in the third reading. A few  days later again he wrote the minister  of mines urging him not to set the law  in operation, as it would lead to the  consequences that followed. He foresaw them all at that time. Wo are  fairly to infer from all these circumstances that Mr. Green never wanted  the*eight-hour law. He knew he was  never asked for it; he knew he opposed it in committec,and he urged the  government not to enforce it after it  was passed, as it would bring dire consequences on the Slocan. In all these  matters he showed good judgement.  His inconsistency now comes in, in an  endeavor to get all the services tliat  should follow from an ardent support  of the measure all througb,in corraling  the mining vote. He, no doubt, represented to the government, that by the  proposed division of the Slocan the  mining vote would goto him and others  like him as supporters of the eight-  hour law.  Even if an election does fellow we  are not sure that the law will bring its  bonus, as we do not think there are 400  available mining votes in the Slocan  today, and, from indications, there will  be fewer of them later on. If then all  went bodily, which they are certain  not to do for the Semlin party, they  could do no more than influence the  elections materially.  But this is not all���������what the advantages of Lhe law bodily are, it will remain for the future to show. The  mine owners in thc Slocan, those that  continued operations, commenced paying $3.50 for the eight-hour shifts, because at the time there was a scarcity  of labor. As from the shutting down  of the mines all around there is certain  to be a glut later on, and as the regular  price in the rest of the country is $3.00  there is no assurance that more will be  paid here later on. If this condition of  things transpires, miners and business  men will in the future have as much  reason to curse the eight-hour law as  they appear now to have to bless it.  Hands delicately moulded and daintily  white are among the chief of woman's  charms. When such hands are marred  by eruptions, their very beauty draws  attention to the repulsive disease. Humors which break out on the body begin in the blood.  Soaps and salves  may cover up a humor but they can't  cure it. There is a  cure for salt-rheum  and other eruptive  diseases, caused by  a corrupt condition  of the blood. Dr.  Pierce's Golden  Medical Discovery  cures these diseases  perfectly and permanently. It carries  off the poisons which  cause disease. It  makes the blood  pure and rich. It  increases the quantity of the blood supply by increasing the  action of the blood  making glands. It  makes the skin white  and clear by making  tlie blood pure.  "Golden' Medical  Discovery" contains no alcohol, whisky  or other intoxicant.  ������I write to tell you the benefit I have received  from( your * Golden Medical Discovery,' after  haviiig suffered for three years with salt-rheum,"'  writes Miss Bertha Peters, of I<ulu, Monroe Co.,  Mich. "The humor was on my hands, and I  had been treated by our home physician who  did not help me. After I began the use of Dr.  Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery I took seven  bottles, and can now say with pleasure that I  am cured. Nobody knows the intense pain I  have suffered. I could not sleep at night, the  stinging, burning, and itching sensation would  be so bad, sometimes I could hardly bear it. I  thank you for your kind advice."  Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets assist the  action of the "Discovery" when there  is cousHnation. -  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every Representation Guaranteed.  SANDON, B. C.  Better stop that  cough now with  a few doses of  Dr.��������� Wood's  Norway Pine  Syrup than let  it run on to end  perhaps in Bronchi tis, Pneumonia or Consumption. It's  a wonderful lung  healing remedy  that cures the  worst kinds of  coughs and colds  when others fail.'  Price 25c. & 50c.  f  Syrup.  All dealers.  *) flWfig Cure constipation, biliousness, side  headache and dyspepsia. Every  pill guaranteed perfect and to act  without any griping, weakening or  _���������_  .  _ sickening effects.   15c. at all drue-  PBLL3 ^ts.  The Sandon Steam  The martin-gale (New Denver) correspondent of the Nelson Tribune  favors the amendment to the present  Alien Act so as to affect emigration  to Canada from all countries. There  must be some very wise heads in the  west when they think Canada, after  paying out large sums of money every  year since Confederation to secure settlers for her unoccupied lands and idle  industries, can afford to reverse her  policy to please the Western Federation of Miners. Of course when immigrants once land in any part of Canada  from any, country, no laws can prevent  theni from going to any portion of the  country. "Why don't some of these  chaps say like the 13 Tooley street  tailors, "We, thepeople of Canada."  "���������"������������������v ���������2& teB> . fa**'.  The machinery is tlie best to bo had in the country���������  the workmen are all experienced,���������so that nothing "but  the best work is'turned out.  Orders from a distance'solicitcd.  Goods sent in by express or otherwise have immediate  attention and are promptly returned.  OLD NEWSPAPERS  ANY QUANTITY  for  sale  at Clifie's Bookstore  F0LLI0TT & McMILLHN  Contractors  and Builders.  Factory opposite the C. P. R. freight shed.  Plans and Estimates  Furnished on all  Classes of Building.  P. O. Box 155.  often develop into weak,  delicate, backward children;  undersized, nervous, feeble,  adults. Lack of nourishment is the cause.  is the remedy. A little of  it three or four times a day  will do wonders. The  pinched, sad'' faces become  round and rosy; the wasted  limbs plump and firm. If  your baby is not doing well,  try this great food-medicine.  50c. and $1.00, all druggist*.  The gulchite still hangs on to the  tail of the miners' union to accomplish  wonders for the district. It says "the  district will owe it to the miners'  union rather than the Dominion government that it is not flooded with  cheap labor." As no one knows of any  miners working for less than what the  unions have agreed to accept, and  which some of the lights of that institution would now be glad to accept,  the question is where is the cheap  labor imported ? No doubt another es.  capade like that up at the Payne mine,  would save this province from all labor  humiliation for the next centuryto  come.  Sash and Doors, Frames and Mouldings on hand or to order  on short notice.  Dealers in Rough and Dressed Lumber,  Shingles, Lath, Lime and Brick.  CALL AND GET PRICES.  SANDON, B. C.  DANGEROUS DYSENTERY.  "I suffered with dysentery for four  weeks and could get nothing to cure  me. I then tried Dr. Fowler's Extract  of Wild Strawberry, which cured me  when everything else failed. John L.  Carter, Bridgetown, N.S.  Sandon Ore Shipments.  were  For the week ending March  2  as follows:  TONS.   ....220    40    20  MINE.  Payne   Last Chance.....  Sunshine.   Total..  ...280  *-������  1  1  1  Manufacturer of Galvanized Airpipe, Powder-thawers, Camp  Stoves and all kinds of Sheet Metal Work.     >.  With the latest in tools and machines, good stock, I am prepared to do only first-class work. ' .  Personal attention given to all orders.  ESTIMATES GIVEN.  Mail orders promptly attended to  MODERATE PRICES.  Shop, at present, near Sandon Sawmills.  I  The limn  ^^-���������flfflWM  4$    -r  ,***  ~*-m~~-Z3 'S^Cm'l  ���������  wr-r   11   ���������   **fi I'M'-EN-Ii-P  l-   --    **.*������ J  ���������I *i,  ,    tf K      *. - *       ,*r   m  *-n������ -"���������13*^^*���������  TV  j-'V  f*< i\.  ��������� LlU-IIUi 11**"!  1 "1   '.ff  ������������������f-  -������������������- m  . I   , *��������� I *��������� > J ���������*. *-      1  ���������**     .- .. .���������'������   :>'-l.'-.   u THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1900.  Exhausted   Vitality  Come to the fountain ofN youth, Electricity, the 20th century treatment.  Properly used it gives strength and vigor to the whole body.    It gives new life to  COPYRIGHTED.  My famous appliance, the Dr. Sanden Electric Belt, is a practical home  self-treatment. It generates a great volume of current and pours the electricity  into the system while you sleep. Belt is worn comfortably around the waist  at night.  The New. electric suspensory attachment of the Dr. Sanden Electric Belt  is a practical and scientific device applied directly over the prostate gland,  spermatic cord and all muscles controlling the surrounding parts. Over 7,000  cures in  1899.  Beware of all those free trial offers.    This warning may save the reader  fronrbeing dishonestly  dealt with.    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When the Conservative party said they were in favor  of lithe principle of the eight-hour  law," they meant simply the present  one subject to amendments and modifications. Had they meant the endors-  ation of the present law as it stands  they would have said so, and not that  they favored "the principle."  We said in another article, and we  repeat it here, that it was time enough  to adopt snch legislation when it was  asked for. The Slocan is one' of the  principal mining constituencies of the  province, and Mr. Green is fair enough  to say he was neyer asked for such  legislation. Then why should it have  been passed to force on thc country the  misfortunes of the past year with their  yet recurring consequences ?  ' In nearly all of the Australian colonies they have an eight-hour law for  miners; but, with the usual British love  of freedom, they, without exception,  allow miners to work ovei time when  4hey and employers can agree on the  terms. Such a law passed here a year  ago would have saved the province its  past misfortunes, and granted the miners protection in the future without  destruction of their liberty as citizens.  A law could be passed in this country meeting all the demands of those  ���������who contend that, to be valuable, all  legislation must have penalties attached, by exacting an extra 10 to 50  per cent per hour for evertime on the  regular wages of tne camp. This would  meet the contentions of all classes,  give the country an effectual eight-  hour law, and allow the subjects that  freedom of action that is held to be  theirs by the Brittsh constitution.  As we understand the situation, the  friends of the law contend that it was  passed-as a sanitary measure, as  though the Martins, the: Cottons and  ihe Humes did not think more of the  ballots than they did of the health- of  the miners when they were stealing  through the eight-hour clause oif the  Bill. Much of .'this excuse would have  been gotten over if competent'inspectors were appointed in all the mining  centres to see that all workings were  iept safe for life and limb, well ventilated and as freed from moisture as  they can. be made. With such precautions and liberty given the men to  earn all ihe money they felt disposed  $0 work for, the best results would follow all around.  Tho three great vital factors  of this body of oura are the  heart, the nerves and the blood.  It is beoause of the triplo,  power possessed by Milburn's  Heart andNorvePillsof making  weak, irregular beating hearts  strong and steady, toning up  run down, shattered, nervous  systems and supplying those  elements necessary to make  thin, watery blood rich and  red, that so many wonderful  cures have been accredited to  this remedy.  Here is the case of Mrs. E.  J. Arnold, Woodstock, N.B.,  who says:,  "I was troubled for some  time with nervous prostration  and general weakness, feeling  irritable, debilitatedandsleep-  less nearly al] the time. My  entire system became run  down. As soon as I began  taking Milburn's Heart arid  Nerve Pills. I realized that  they had a calming, soothing  influence' upon the nerves.  Every dose seemed to help the  cure. They restored my sleep,  strengthened my nerves and  gave tone to my entire system.  I think them wonderful."  COMPANY, Ltd.  Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway  International Navigi-aion & Trad. Co.  Schedule of Time  Pacific Standard Time  Cook's Cotton Boot Compound  Is successfully used monthly by over  .0,000 Ladies. Safe, effectual. Ladies ask  ��������� your druggist for Cook's Cotton Root Compound. Take no other, as all Mixtures, pills and  Imitations are dangerous. Prioe, No. 1, $1 per  box; No. 8,10 degrees stronger,$3 per box. No.  1 or 3, mailed on receipt of price and two S-cent  Stamps. Tbe Cook Company Windsor, Ont.  "gy-Nos. l and 2 sold and recommended by all  responsible Druggists la Canada.  Sold in Sandon by the McQueen Co.  and F. J. Donaldson, Druggists.  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  Passenger train for Sandon and way  stations leaves Kaslo af.S a in, Daily; returning, leaves Sandon at 1.15 p m, arriving at  3.55 pm.'  International Navigation A Trading Co.  ' Operatingon Kootenay Lake and ltlver.  SS. INTERNATIONAL  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson atG am. daily except Sunday; reluming, leaves Nelson at i 30  p m, calling at IJallour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  andull way points. Connects with SF<fc N  train to and lromSpokanoatFive Mile Point,  ;;-:;;r:./-S:S^ALBERTA'.v;;^';;/-:  Laudo-Dukcaj- DtvisroN��������� Steamer"Alberta  leaves Kaslo for .Lardo und Argenta at S.30  p m, Wednesdays:        -,  ,'. ;    '  Steamers call at principal landings In both  directions.and at other pbints.when signalled.  Tickets sold to all points in Canadaand the  United States.  To ascertain rates and lull information),  address . ' .'.;    ,  ROBERT IRVING, Manager, Kasloi  Kaslo and Slocan Railway.  tlflE CARD.  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  \ff*f^*r^r^������^fc^������^*������ r&i r&"> ������**&��������������� rA-������ rfa* rfarfarfaefaf&*e\/  CV. ������<ivi:������<^������    JJf*   *J>    Jf������    Jf*    JJv     ���������**}���������������     ������<Jv     ���������$���������    ���������*}>���������    *-V*    ***    *������$���������   "*~ X&  Going West.  ,Daily.  Kaslo  Going East.  Arrive 3.55 p.m.  Leave '8.00 a.m.  " .-8.32   ".     Sou Lh Folk      ",     3.20  "      9.30   " Spoules "      2.25    ���������"  '���������.9.45 "Whitewater ���������' 2.10 "  "0.55 "-��������� Bear Lake "2.00 "  :". 10.12 " McGuigan���������,''".��������� 1.15 "  " 10.25���������.'���������". ���������" Bailey's " 1.34."  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For any lurthor information call on any  ticket agent, or correspond with  Jas. Pond, or JAs.-A.'.Glo'ok,  . Gen. Pass. Agent,   :   General Agent,  Milwaukee, Wis.-"     216 Stark St.,  ..������������������:...*-_���������   ^Portland, Or.  SPOKANE FALLS 5 NORTHERN     ���������  NELSONS FORI SHEPPMRr.  T-.   RED iiLNTnlN RHIL1,:  The only All-rail route without change  of cars betwen' Nelson and   Rossland and  Spokane and Kossland.  leave DAILY ARRrVI*  0.20 a.m Nelson 5.85 p.m.  12.05 a.m Rossland.....'.. .11.20 p.m.  S.30 a.m.. Spokane 3.10 p.m.  The train that leaves Nelson at 6.20 a. m.  makes close connections, at Spokane with  I rains for all  PACIFIC COAST POINTS.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with  Stage daily.     ;  C. G. Dixon, G. P. T. A.  G. T. Tackabury, Gen. Agent, Nelson, CHAPTER 1.���������CONTINUED.  "You understand not.li.iiig. Co silent;  foa must not presume 1.0 pity me. I  repeat lo you that 1 iwill noL aid in  Lhe carrying oul ,of these directions."  "Yet il must all be done. Miss Neslie;  anluss it is the blame will fall upon  innocent -sen-ants. You know Sir 'Arthur's quiet, cool way; he will ignoro  ill idea of your having Hailed, and dismiss the wliole household."  "Why do you say thai?" f-he asked  "truck iy.  "1 know it, Miss Neslie, Sir Arthur is  eery good, but there itJ a will (of iron  under his gentle manner.   For iny own  ,   part, I would submit cheerfully lo the  dismissal, but I should like loi remain  thai 1 might. "  He hesitated.  "That you might take mj, part, you  mean," she said, with a bitter laugh.  "Well, I, who ihoughi myself supreme  one short hour since, may waul a  friend. My lather would not dismiss  vou."  "1 should like to be the first," ho declared, lie began to perceive thai, he  niighr touch her through her gener-  ��������� osily, influence her through her kindness of heart. "Pray do not consider  me," he added ; "I would saerifica myself most cheerfully. Hut, Miss Neslie  ���������do not be angry with me���������is it of any  use to begin a course of opposition that  you cannot keep up? fair Arthur is  sole master; his will sole law. , Is it  of auy use opposing it 1"  He saw that she was listening with  more attention.  "It seems to me," he conliriued,  "that thc more dignified course would  be to carry out Sir Arthur's directions.  Then there is another thing to be) considered. 1 am quite certain that Sir  Arthur would dismiss the^ whole  household for disobedience. The servants are, most of them, old family  retainers; ,is such, Ihey will naturally���������no matter who comes���������look upon  you as their true mistress. A new set  of domestics would jusl as hatural-  ������������������ ly consider Lady Neslie lirst."    ,-,  "That is true," she said, "but 1 cannot do it, Mr. Uovnian. 1 will bei passive.   1 will give no orders."  "1 will give them as coming from you  ���������wilh your permission. There is just  one thing more 1 should like to say, to  you. You are proud. 1 know you  would not like you disappointment,  your sorrow to be gossiped over by  every one in the Abbey. If.you recuse to recognize these orders in any  way, ic will be so. If, for example, you  leave iu<- to tell Mrs. Spenser what  she has to do, she will think either  that Sir Arthur has ignored you, or  thai you .ue too angry to speak! Pardon me if 1 pul inatlers too plainly���������  It is only lhat I may serve you the  betler."  "So far your are right," said the  young girl, &auly. "Oh, Mr. Dor-nun,  what a trouble to fall on ind this fair  buany morning. How little i dreamed of it! Is it all a dream?. Can it  be possible? Nothing around mq has  changed, yet how changed am, 11 Tho  sun still shines, the floweis still bloom,  even this little white dove is still on  my shoulder���������yet tho whole world ia  changed to me. llow shall I bear the  chaug'e.  "13ravely���������as the ladies of your race  have ever borne trouble," he said.  "No. 1 shall not bear it bravely ;  even thinkiug of it makes, me a o������v.  f-rd. If it were some great trouble  that would call all my virtues���������hereditary virtues, such as courage and fortitude���������into play, well and good y but it  is not. There is not a fault or a  defect, or a meanness in me bul this  will not force into' a' gigautic growth.  I can forsee it."  "It may  not be soi bad. Miss Neslie.  May,I say  one  thing  more  to you?"  "Say wuat you will," was the' inuif-  ferent reply.  He looked at her beautiful downcast  face.  "'A little mouse once,' says the  labia, 'sec a lion free;' the humblest  slave might save bis master's life. Let  me, without presumpliou, say that, if  by giving my life 1 could serve you, 1  would give it. My small! talents, my  mind, my heart, are au your disposal.  I would die for you. Do not, because 1  am humble���������because I am of no ac-  r.ouut in this great world���������despise the  offer ot my entire devotion. Lei me  lo all  I can."  "*������ou are very kind," bhe said, listlessly.  "Kind I" he repeated ; and then ho  checked himself. it would not- do to  tp.-ak impulsively to Vivien Neslie.  "Look round," he said, "and carry this  pic-Lure in your mind. Miss Nealie���������remember the old sun-dial, the white lil-  -.lies, the rich red rojos, thu gladioli  urimson and gold, the Inine. doves, the  blue sky���������bear the picture in mind, and  then remember the words written as  't were beneath the picture���������'I would  five even my life, to1 serve you.' .The  gift of foresight is not mine,- but S  venture to prophesy that the time  will come when this morning,, this  picture, and, above all, these words  will return to my mind and. yours."  "Tley may do so," she said, indifferently.   ;. ,  j "They will, aud when they do, Miss  Neslie, if ever in sort- need you want  a friend���������if. ever the strength of a  ���������nan's, arm, the subtlety of his intellect, the devotion of his heart, the  jacrifice of his life, can serve you.  -f offer them to you." '.  "You are very kind," she deolared,  listlessly, as with a bow she turned  from him and went toward the house.  -  * CHAPTER II.  ���������". 'Lanoewood Abbey ia one of the show-  (rlaoes ot England. , Every book of picturesque views contains an engraving  of it; artists of eminence without  Dumber have sketched it; people travailing within thirty miles of it turn  -mid* to see it.  . A grand, pdoturescjue pile, manaire in  terurtuve; time ba*-|colo-'tnl tho stones,  and round some of the tallest lowers  land turrets luxuriant ivy clings. Tho  'gardens that surround it are brilliant  i with    many-hued    flowers; over    tho  i stone balustrades of the terraces pas-  bion  flowers  droop and  hang.     It  is  the    very  beau .ideal  of one of  thoso  stately home- of h'ngland so famed in  story and song.  Vivien Neslie avoided the grand entrance. She went round lo one of| the  side entrances, a small poslorn door  overhung and half hidden by drooping  sprayo of wistiria. She wont lo tho  bousvkcopcr's room, where Mrs Spenser received her with alL respect.  "1 have something    to say    to you,  Mrs. Sp-encer, and to Holmes, the but-  j ter.     Come with hiin. ten the morning-  room."  Geral 1 Dornrin had ju'ged her rightly. Whatever she rnighi. suffer, lrom  either wounded pride or lovo should  not be matter of gossipl. amongst servants. She seated" herself in tho  morning-room���������one of' thc prettiest  rooms in the Abbey, all rose-hued and  gold, with white lace hangings. She  banished all trace of emotion from her  face, and when the two servants stood  wondering before her, she said���������  "I have sent for yuu, as (he heads  of the household, to tell you that my  father. Sir Arthur Neslie, is married  again, and will bring his wife, Lady  Neslie,  here  on  Tuesday  evening."  "Myrciful goodness I" cried Mrs.  Spenser, startled out of all propriety.  "1 beg your pardon, Miss Neslie���������but it  seemed so sudden."  "Sudden to you, perhaps," returned  Miss Neslie, proudly. "Sir Arthur has  chosen his own time for wishing the  communication to be made to you."  "Certainly," said the housekeeper. "I  beg your pardon for speaking so hast-  j ily.     What orders have ycu  to give,  I miss ?"  I    "Sir Arthur has sent a    list of  in-  [structions to Air. Dorman.    Go to him  for any informitiou you may want."  missed, and withdrew, full of wonder.  They understood that they were dis-  "She will not like that,"    snid    Mr.  illolmes,  with    a  grave  shake of  his  head. "It  will  go  hard  wilh  her,  after being mistress so long, lo have   a  .step-mother placed over her."  I    "Make no mistake, Mr. Holmes," responded  the housekeeper, sagaciously,  i "neither step-mother, nor second wife,  I nor any one else will ever bo set over  Miss Neslie."  j , Vivien had kept, her wordi To check  gossip, she had told the news herself.  But sh������ would do no more.     Mr.   Dor-  iman  went  himself  to  the housekeepi-  ;er's room, and repeated all' ihe direc-  jtions given.      He  was  obliged io see  I that th<-y  were carried  out.     Vivien  I never interfered bul   once,    and    that  I was when the pictures were, being rc-  j moved from the Blue Room.     Amongst  ,them was a very beautiful protrait of  her mother,    Constance  Howard���������the  * picture of a thoughtful,    fair, aristocratic girl, with the shadow of early  I death in  her  eyes.   It was  not  from  | this fair young mother that Vivien iu-  'herited her  glowing,   sunny  southern  loveliness.     She entered the room just  .as the men were about ta remove   the  portrait.  !    "Who tcftd you  io  take down   that  |picture?" she  asked,  quickly.  j    "Mr. Dorman, miss," replied one cc������  I them, with a  half-frightened bow.  ;'    "'Where is it going?" she asked.  j    "Into the    boudoir    in the  western  | wing," was the reply.  ,    A keen pain seized her.   It, was evident that, in giving orders for thel removal and disposal of the pictures, Sir  1 Arthur    had    forgotten  her mother's  i portrait; otherwise  ho    would    never  have ordered    it    to he    taken to the  i room of his new wife,  I    "Leave it where it is," she said.   "I  'will speak to Mr. Donmnn abouti it."  j    Only too glad lo obey, the men. hastened away; and  then  the girl'.* pride  .gave way���������the dark southern eyes fill-  ;ed with  I ears.     She wont upi. to    the  ���������picture; she looked  long and lovingly  |at the fair, sad,  high-bred  face;  and  .then her  lips quivered, and  her tears  .fell.  i    "He has put some one cise. in your  : place, mother, darling," she said; "he  |has forgotten you.    Another wife has  i his heart and  his love; another, wife  ��������������������������� will use your rooms, sit in youi' place,  wear your jewels; he will call another wife by the saino loving names he  gave you.      Ue  will  kiss  her face  as  lie kissed    yours.      But I will    never  forget you, my darling, my fair, Tond,  gentle mother.    I    will  love you    tho  more     thai       he      loves      you      the  less;       and       I will     hato     with  all my heart tho insolent girl that has  dared to take your place."  She sw,ept, like an avenging queen,  into Mr. Dorman'a study. She stood  with he-r hand on tho open door.  "Mr. Dorman," she said, " will you  be) p-leased to remember oho thing?  I  forbid any one to touch my mother's  ���������picture; and,  if any one  dares  to do  it, thoy miust take tho consequences."  " You' shall be obeyed, Miss Neslie,"  he replied. "I will see  that it is  not  touched." .,-.������������������'  H< s submission  disarmed her.  ������������������ After all," she thought, " it is not  his fault���������he is not to blame." So she  added,  gently,   "I will  explain  to  Sir  Arthur that I do not wish, my moth-  ear's portrait  to be removed  unless it  can bo taken to my  rooms."  "No one shall touch it," Miss Neslio,"  he  roplied.  Vivien went awty,' aud as he watched, her, tho young secretary'said to  himself��������� ''  " It is very hard for her���������reryhard."  And so, iudeed, it was, harder than  even ho could guess. She had been.  to all intents and purposes, mistress of  the Abbey, evet since her mother's  death, which had happened in hor sixth  year. They were an ancient family  these Neslies of Lancewood. They had  had no title. Time after time honors  had been offered them and refused.  " We ca(b halve no nobler title than  KealU of La-ncs>wood," those scions of  a fine old race would say. The estates  were strictly enf-ailed until the reign  of George IV., when tho entail was  broken, and it became simply a code  of the family honor that, when there  was a son, that son should succeed, and  when there was a daughter, lhe daughter should succeed, but even in marrying, should keep her' name of Neslie.  The present Sir Arthur was tho first  baronet, and it was said that he accepted the title beclause it was loss  trouble to accept than to decline it.  Ka.rly in life ho married Constance  13 iward, one of tho noblest girls in  h'ngland. IIi dearly Joved his fair,  high-bred wife; and when she died,  leaving, him with Vivien./he said that  nothing should ever induce him to marry again. People believed him. The  Ncslics were a constant race, faithful  and loyal. They believed him, and Vivien was always looked upon as heiress ot Lnncewood. Sir Arthur brought  hor up as his heiress���������he taught her  all that concerned the estate. She  knew the history of every wood and  plantation, of every farm and homestead,  of  every  house  and   cottage.  When she grew older and was able  to be more of a companion to him, Sir  Arthur resolved upon finding a secretary -who would relieve him of some  of his correspondence, HU was long in  pleasing himself. At length he met  Gerald Dorman, and found 'in him the  son of an old college friend. Thero  were two brothers, Gerald and Thomas.  Sir. Arthur went up to London to see  them. 1Tb found Gerald a quick, intelligent, honorable young man���������his brother Thomas was a bookworm, H1' had  no thoguht or care or interest outside  his books; they were everything to  him���������Gerald used to say he would sit  reading while the house was burning  a/round him. Sir Arthur engaged Gerald as his secretary and general assistant.  People said at first tiiat it, was a  risk to bring a handsome, talented  young man like Gerald Into a house  with a beautiful ..girl like Vivien.  Thoso who talked in that, fashion did  not know much of Sir Arthur's daughter. IF' himself never dreamed of  risk. H- knew Vivien���������he knew her  pride, hor dignity; he never thought  of  danger.     -  The only person who ever said a word  to him about it was Sir Hirry Lane,  an old friend and neighbor. Sir Arthur listened patiently, and then he  answered���������  "My dear Sir Hirry, if my daughter has one quality, one characteristic  stronger than another, it is intense  pride of race; that alone will keep her  from ever doing anything a Neslie  should not do. Between ourselves, I  wish she had a little less of it."  " Well, you please yourself," said Sir  H'irry, testily;. " but I have seen some  very proud girls make very strange  marriages."  Sir Arthur, however, was right. To  Vivien Neslie the young secretary was  her father's paid dependent���������nothing  more or  less.  find it too hot for singing, and bad  retired into the shadiest depths of the  trees. .The warm air was full of sweet  odors, the rippling of tho fountains  rrktde pleasant music���������it- was a day  W-hen nature seems awaiting some unwonted event, and the world seems  to  stand   still  in   its   golden  haze.  The day had arrived, the travelers  wore to be at I he Abbey about seven.  Still Vivien   had spoken no word.  Gerald went to her'when the morning was over; he'looked at the'proud  face���������it was unnaiurally calm, and  still/  " I am half frightened, Miss Neslie,"  he said, " to ---sk you what carriage  should be sent to the station."  "Any you please," she ".replied shortly, "I have no suggestion to make on  the subject, and decline to discuss it."  With that answer he was compelled  to be content, but it was to save hecr  th.at ho studied so hard. to make all  things pleasant, and to carry out Sir  Arthur's wishes���������it ' was -lo save her  that he went so carefully and anxiously through the house, trying to find  out if everything was as its' master  would   like  it.  To   be   Continued.  CHAPTER  III.  H' nv the preparations for the homecoming of Sir Arthur Neslie and his  bride were over accomplished was a  mystery to Mr. Dorman. Miss Neslie  spent the greater part of her time  in her favorite garden; she talked little to any ono, she gave no orders, she  never interfered with any of the arrangements made. Great van-loads of  new and beautiful things came from  London and Paris���������all was activity and  disorder at the Abbey ; she looked on  with supreme indifference, asking no  questions, giving no advice.  How she passed thoso days was  known only to herself ; whatever she  suffered, she made no sign, she never  by look or word betrayed it. She saw  the extensive preparations���������great arches of evergreens, with the word  " Welcome " in crimson roses ; she saw  banners and flags flying from the trees  in the park; she saw the stir amongst  the tenantry, the subdued excitement  of the household ; more 'than once she  heard the servants speak of LadyNes-  lie's Toom, but she treated all wit h supreme  indifference.  The young secretary looked at her  more than once with wonder ; anything  would have been better to him than  this silence. If she had complained,  reproached her fate, broken out into  invectives against Sir Arthur, it would  have been betler than the unbroken  silence she maintained.  On the Tuesday that was to bring  the travelers home, be felt no slight  degree of agitation himself. What  would she be like���������this new wife whom  Sir Arthur called young aud beautiful?  What difference would her coming  make? Ho felt that amount of. uncertainty alwuys produced by tho introduction of a new element into one's  life.  What Vivien Neslie had. suffered  during that interval no one ever knew.  No blow so cruel had ever been d'reami-  ed of by her���������no fate so bitter. She  wandered , listlessly through the  grounds, musing no longer in the sunshine over the great good she wns to  do; she wandered through the long  galleries, the .magnificent rooms, never resting, wondering always how matters would ond. She felt keenly enough that, lot what happen might, she  would nevetr again be'sole mistress as  she had been. It was not possible she  should, over again be her father's sole  oare'and his sole love. She would never again be his only source of interest and affection. All the long happy life in whioh they two had been  as ono was endod; the loving, happy  familiarity, would never be again.  Theirs would be. a stranger present,  one whom her father loved , a-nd she  disliked���������a stranger wio would always  be a barrier between them. Bar father  wpuld never be to hor the Bather of  old; the shadow now lying ��������� between  them- would never grow.less.  "My mother is dead,", thought the  girl, with a hitter sigh, "'nnd my father will be dead to me."  Gerald Dorman never forgot ths day  of the baronet's return. It was intensely warm and bright, one of those  days in ! June when the blue sky has  no cloud, whon uo Buinme-r wind stirs  the   tT������������s;   ������T*n   tbs  birds   ������������������noid    to  ;  VALET'S QUEER DUTIES.  Applying for a situation as valet,,  a refined young fellow, of twenty-five  w.as, to say the least, somewhat astounded after an interview with a  companionless  English  gentleman.  In addition-to the orthodox requirements, the latter requested that his  servant should rook him to sleep after dinner, a cushioned hammook  stretching from w,all to wall of bis  smoking-room being pointed out as  his couch. .  While gently swinging the net, the  valot would perfume the air by smoking scented cigarettes, leaving tho  room noiselessly with the first snore.  For these and other services ������150 per  year would be given. Did tho applicant  approveT ,   ,  Needless to remark, the lover of ease  was' soon in possession of a dutiful  servant.  The Japanese valet of a miuch bra-  veiled gentleman was burdened with  many and peculiar duties. Not only  did he dress and overlook his master's  toilet; from no other hands would the  latter accept his daily |cup of tea, nobody, could make it ,to such perfection  as tho jolly Jap, and nobody knew  how, to serve his bowl of rice with his  attendant's  delicacy.^  An admirable artist, the valet tattooed tho body of his employer in all  styles of fanciful designs,���������fans, umbrellas, scaly monsters in rainbow  tints, executed with faithful minuteness. Every patch of skin save tho  breast and uncovered parts was illuminated, the emblazoned one being  proud to be photographed in semi-  nude state.  Every few days the Eastern artist  painted the bare breast of his employer, choosing Borne topical or humorous subject, according to fancy. At  his death the valet became possessed  of* ������1,000 and much valuable plate in  recognition of five yearB' devoted service.  An advertisement to this effect was  inserted in an American paper:  ' Wanted, a young gentleman, as valet, educated, refined etc., etc., and  able to wear No. 5 shoes and 24-inch  corsets." This wearing of the master's  tight clothes to ease them of their  newness is a great trial to many valets. One who can pinch himself into  Cinderella shoes and squeeze his waist  within fashion plate limits is indeed  a, treasure.  Few people care to entrust the writing of their love-letters to others. One  valet, however, pens sentiment iothp  dictation of his employer, the latter  observing no embarrassment in revealing his passion to the soribe.  Only a Woman's Story.  BUT   IT    WILL    BRING   HOPE  MANY SILENT SUFFERERS.  TO  STUCK UP FOR HIMSELF.  Aft English general, in reviewing a  corps of cavalry, suddenly stopped before a splendid-looking fellow and  asked,  abruptly:���������  Which is the best horse in the regiment ?'  No. 40, sir.  What makes you think he is the  best horse ?  He walks, trots and gallops well;  is a good jumper;, has no vice, no  blemish; carries his head well; is in  his prime.  AnO who is the best soldier in tho  regiment?  Tom Jones, sir.  . Why?:  .   : - '  (Because he is an honorable man, is  obedient, is tidy, takes good care of  hia equipment and his horse, and does  his duty well..  /And who is the best rider of the  beat horse ?   ��������� '  "Tom Jones, sir.  And who i3 Tom Jones?  JT. am, sir I ,  A GOOD COMPLEXION.  The best recipe for preserving the  complexion andl good looks is? toi cultivate equable disposition. It ia .in acknowledged fact that anger mokes the.  akin coarse, while those features which  can be altered-^such as- the lipa and  eyea���������are renderedi unlovely by giving  way. to fits of, temper. Jealousy and  envy, which are forms' of what we.  usually call "temper," are the largest  manufacturers, of- wriukles, which  make evens beautiful facei ugly. Another fact which goes to prove, that  beauty is really dependent, upon disposition- ia that people who are plain  are often a-aid by. those who know them  to be "passably good-looking," much  to the surprise of the stranger who  hears it; fhis is simply because, in. very  mnay case*, the plain person has. moro  than, the ordinary share of ���������weelnesi-  aiocr'sentlei-ei-o.  .YerrouH   rrosirullou ��������� HV.iirl   "tVcaB-ue-m���������  Agonizing 1'nlim nnd Miner-- Such us  Women   Alone  Kndure' .'Iiule  tlie  Life of Mrs. Tims. Scan a  Burden.  J list a woman's story.,  ���������        '  ''  i  Not strange because it happens  every day ; not romantic or thrilling-,  but jusl a story of misery and suffering such as, unfortunately, too manyi  women endure in silence.  For several years Mrs. ��������� Thomas  Sears, of St. Catharines, felt her illness gradually but surely gaining a  firmer hold upon her system, and ultimately she almost despaired of recovery. To a reporter wno called  upon her, Mrs. Sears said:���������  "What I havo suffered is almost beyond , descrirption. , My illnees has  been gradually growing upon mo,  and eighteen months ago I found myself almost helpless. My nerves were '  shattered, my heart weak and my  entire system seemingly broken down.  I had no rest night or day; the little  sleep I did get did not refresh mo. I  was in constant agony, and only a '  woman can understand what I endured as I tried to do my household  work. Any sudden noise would  frighten me and leavo me in a condition bordering on collapse,. Al times  I experienced attacks of vertigo, and  theso seemed fo ra time lo affect my  memory. The least exertion would  leave me almost breathless, and my  heart would palpitate violently. I  had no desire for food of any kind,  and yet I had to force myself to cat  to maintain life. f treated with;  three different doctors and spent  much money in this way, but without avail, and I was 'in a condition  bordering on despair. 1 was urged to  try Dr.-Williams' Pink Pills, and in  December, 1898, ,1 consented lo do  so. 1 first got four boxes "and noticed a. change lor the bolter after I had  finished the second box. When the  fouir' boxes were finished thero was,  a great change for the better, and I  then procured anothor half dozen  boxes. Before these were all used I  was again enjoying the blessing of  good health. There can be no doubt  of m.y cure because months have  passed since I discontinued taking D"r.  Williams' Pink Pills, and during that  time I have never felt tho slightest  symptom of the trouble, and 1 cheerfully and strongly urge other women who are suffering to use I his  wondea-ful 'medicine, feeling sure that  it will cure them, as it did me."  ��������� Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are a specific for all foi-m-- of weakness. The  blood is vitalized, the nervous system is re-organized, irregularities are  corrected, strength returns and disease disappears. So remarkable have  been the cures performed by these  little pills that their fame has spread  to the far ends of civilization. Wherever you.go you will find the moat  important article in every drug store  to be Dtr. Williams' Pink Pills.  RANGE-FINDERS.  the  The    highest      estimates    put  Boer army in Nalal at 35,000.  The Mannlicher bullet travels with a  velocity of 2,000 feet  per second.  Boots for our Indian forces are manufactured at Cawnpore. - Tommy's  name for his Indian gravel-crushers is-  to the point. He calls them his "Pore-  tawns,"  Horse sickness has broken oul earlier than usual in South Africa. As a  rule ir comes iu February. The Boers  being entirely a mounted force, the  trouble will afi'ect them more than it  will our armies.  The practice of shooting olf-hand all  armed men who may be found in a  country in a state! of war, and who do  not. belong to the regular forces of a  belligerent Government, is sanctioned  by military law.  A favorite Boer sport is to dig a  hole in the ground and put a turkey  iiuo it. Then thoy coven- the pit wiln  a. cloth with) a -hole in it just big .enough to let out the turkey's head. Tha  bead of Lhe unfortunate bird is used  a,*- a target.  Among the French names whieh ut  Ihe-nr&sent day may be found widespread throughout South Africa, from  the Cape to the Zambesi, are Marais,  Joubsrt, Du Plessis, Do Villiers, Jour-  dan, Ln ftoux, Malherbe, Du Toil, Mal-  an. Relief,  Theron,  and  Hugo.  Gettysburg, the scene of one of th>  great fights of the American Civil  War, is now the most carefully oaarl*-  ed battlefield in the world. Though'  thel number of men engaged on both  sides was 1(50,000, the position of every  regiment ha-j been accurately located..  ,     VICTORIA'S NEW TEA HOUSE.  England's Queen intends to add one  more to the list of tea houses on the  Balmoral estate. Each of these -retreats is decorated to represent some-  particular country. For instance,.  there is "India," which i������ furnished  with bamboo aud Indian malting, while  "China" is decorated with the Celestial emblems in beautiful eolorings.  The new tea house is to be "America,"  and will ba put up in readiness for  next:'year... ���������'���������-.:'  There arc thirteen streets in Lady���������  smith, fairly well laid out. Thc *ow-o  hall oost������ 5,000 to build.  In soma countries potato bread ia  used to feed the horses, especially when,  thoy are worked hard in very cold  weather. The animals . are found to  thrive on it, and their health and  atren-jtli  are   -sooi-t  (-omasWot        _. _, ���������.���������,_4,���������.   - ,..--- FTV-n.-^n���������r   -T"" ri������-r-r-iT���������-'"-l-----*--"--**|  ~*-V~m���������'1 I-i- -p���������" WT"���������   1 "=��������� ������������������~"TTlf" r" r"r *' F. m"~ , , "J"*, ' '-f'W 1 *nf*^*^*,'irr,,'J. "^ " "f**"^"V I / *   -    ;-   .       .   . ���������      ���������-���������M   E.T5I ���������������������������   lMM.-g%U8 l '1. 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J="-/���������"r-Ji.- 1���������1 ��������� - tir-J?  :.''-.���������?*A^*"'.i������'\. jW^V?.:^- r* ��������� .t,-^.,i.l--i^..:4ir .-���������{.���������:-r���������*-..*;...-^ . \,Z' _������������������ rw* \ , - *'}���������' "fax. * '/,,,">r-V   . -*���������   ���������   ,���������;-;     ,; J-**,*-.������������������' ���������; ���������*"��������� *,#,>. -'--fei'r->^:*?1-'^* ' ..TP? \l���������*m>. *>Ts?-E*?i7t  \ ������������������.-'���������: J-* *^ v*'������- t -j- i .������������������������,.",'- '.f- ' ** V'.T v-v- .*.'*-"���������& !.**-���������*���������.* ",--���������.*    *,-\ ,-.-   *--  <i i - .* -l *. -i"**" ���������   \r     .- .-,-,    , t<  ���������*.-���������:  - * -y '"--r-    -v'���������-   ..���������I"'.   ,h.j v,\   . I*, vf" ' -Li"1-''  i-    >rl YOUNGEST AND SHORTEST.  Tlie Tom TIiiiiiib������  or   the Jtrltlsli Army���������  Boy Hero or I lie Baltic of Klnu-lslua'-to.  It may not.be generally known lhat  ���������he youngest soldier in the Queen's  Army is but nine years of age. Nor is  he a make-believe soldier either, for he  has been recognized, as one of the  armed defenders by Queeu Victoria  herself. His name is James Ewen  McNeil, and he is the son of Sergeant-  Major J. McNeil, of the Cameron  Highlanders. A photograph of our  young soldier was sent to Her Majesty by Colonel McDonald, and ,tho  Queen sent a graciious letter ��������� of acknowledgment.  There are many youthful drummer-  boys in tho Army, one of the youngest  being in the 2nd ' Battalion King's  {Shropshire Light Infantry, who ia  but thirteen years of age, and is  novv^at the front. He lhat; been reforr-  eTOPlo by Drum-Major Keene as a  "smart, athletic youngster, of whom  the battalion is proud."  In the. DuuiLn 1 usiliers there is a  young bugier boy of fourteen, who  was badly- wounded at the Battle of.  L'olenso. A war correspondent graphically describes the incident, which  bpeaks volumes for the courage and  nerve of this little soldier. He was  one of the lirst to-be' wounded in .the  left attack, receiving no fewer than  three wounds in the chest and' one in  his right arm.  One would have  thought  that    the  pain caused by  such    wounds    would  have  fallen. But,   like a true soldier,  he" manfully    struggled ���������   against his  ���������vea'kness and staggered  back  to tho  dressing station in  the rear.      When  the  chaplain, saw, him  he  asked him  his age.  "Fourteen     years     seven    months,  ,   sir," replied the wounded soldier.  "Whore do you  feel  the pain?"   he  kindly asked.  "There    is  only    a stinging  in my  right  arm,"  camo   tho  brave reply.  Monlion, t too, may be made of  Trumpeter John Jamas Shurlock, the  boy hero of the -Battle of Elund-  slaagte. This youthful hero of the  present South African ' campaign is  bul sixteen -years af a,ge, but the  bravery which he displayed only a  few weeks ago is worthy of record  here. He' belongs to Squadron A of  the 5th. Royal Irish, Lancers, and ut  engagement      referred    to   shot I  HAVE YOU TASTED  CEYLON,QREEN TEA?  Sold only in  It'������ far more dolicioui than Japan.  Load Packet*.  KINGS AND GLOVES.  News comes���������and from Paris ���������that  we are supposed, to wear our rings  outside our gloves. But the fashion  is a vulgar one, and will be adopted  by none but extremists. There is  some excuse for its existence in  France, however, for in France women  still persist in wearing tight-fitting  gloves, which in America and England  are considered the worst form.        ,  A YOUNG  GIRL'S   DANGER,  HOW SHE OVERCAME IT. AND BAFFLED HER TORMENTOR.  Toronto, Dec. 2Gth���������Miss Ida Hob-;  kirk, of 184 Harbord St., this city, is  a young lady who is exceedingly  popular with a very extensive circle  of. friends, all of whom are rejoicing  o\ev her recent escape from a terrible  danger.- The story of her experience  is deeply interesting, told in her own  straightforward way.  Here is her narrative: In 1890, I took  FOR HUNGRY PEOPLE.  Soiln "Water Prescribed as a -'Filler** For  Abnormal ApitellteH.  Carbonic  acid    gas,  says   a medical  authority,  has the singular property  of lessening the sense of hunger,   and  may profitably be remembered in dealing  with  cases  of  diabeles   in   which  bulimia is a prominent symptom. Tho  seat  of hunger is found in  the solar  plexus,     By the use of water charged  with carbonic acid gas the branches of  Iho solar plexus distributed   through  the mucous membrane of the stomach'  .are influenced in such a way that the  abnormal    irritation   of    the    plexus  which is the foundation for the ravenous hunger often present in diabetes  and certain forms of indigeslion may  be greatly mitigated,  if not  whoilly  appeased.     Water charged  with  car- j  bonic  acid gas may like wiso bo employed with advantage in many cases  of hyperpepsia    in   which   there  is  a |  sensation  present in the stomach described by the patient as a    gnawing  "goneness,"  emptiness,  etc.  CEYLON! EA  with oil-era iind you will at once notice the difference.  The flavor of Ludella has marie it a favorite. Tit it.  jou>iill like it. ,  Lead Packages.  25, 30, 40, SO, 60o.  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My | Caiarrh-o-zo'ne^'Ls for sale by all  the  three Boers with a revolver. "The men  of his regiment," wrote a correspondent at the time, "worn sio delighted  with the youngster's pluck and prow-  bss, that when tho fighting was over  they carriod him round the camp in  triumph." Young Shurlock joined  the Army when he was but fiourteen.  It is interesting to note that the  ���������shortest soldier in the Army! is B.  Grace, oC.ihe 1st Baltalion Grenadier  Guards, who is but 4ft. 6in. in height  It is strange, too, that this regiment  ahiould be able to boast' of tho record  In the other extreme, in the person  Df Private McCulloch, who stands  6ft. 81-2 in._ in his socks, the tallest  soldier in   the Queen's Army.  wx>rk was not unusually hard, but 1  soon found I could nto stand it, and  my health failed. 1 grew very thin,  bad splitting headache continually,  dizzy spells, and extreme weakness.  My tongue was thickly furred, harsh  and dry, every morning, and I arose  tired and aching. I was dull and low-  spirited all the time.  "My sister had used Dr. Arnold's  English Toxin Pills with remarkable  benefit, and I also began to take  them. I candidly state that improvement began almost immediately, Mil  (to-day I am in better health, and  much' stronger than I have been for  years. To Dr. Arnold's English Tox-  in Pills, and, to them alone the credit  is due."  Jiiveryj girl and woman who suffers  as Miss Hojpkirk did, should use Dr.  Arnold's English Toxin Pills. They  will  give new life and health.  Dr. Arnold's English Toxin Pills,  tho only medicine that cures diseases  by killing the germs that cause it,  are sold by all druggists at 75c. a box;  sample box 25., or sent post-paid  on receipt of price by The Arnold  Chemical Co., Limited, Canada Life  Building, 42 King St. West, Toronto.  pablo druggists. Trial outfit sent  for 10c in stamps by Nj C. POLSON &  CO.,  Kingston,   Ont.,   Proprietors.   .  pAllil WA.NTHD, west of Hamilton Must be cheap,  r Address CATTLE, care of Wilson Publishing Co..  Toronto. ���������.-,.  COK SALE���������NEAR FRUITLAN������-In the Niagara  r diMrh't, on the lake shore, a valuable fruit form ; a  iplrndid chance ; satisfactory reasons given for gelling.  I'or full particulars addroes E. Dickenson, jun., North  ulanford.  CEEMATION IN NORWAY.  Norway has a law dealing with  cremation. According to the act  every person over 15 years of age can  be cremated after,death if ho. or she  has made a- declaration in the presence of two witnesses. For those under 15 a declaration on the part of  ihe  parents is  necessary*  TO CURE X COLD in ORB DAT  Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All  dniBBlsts refund tho money if it talis to ouro,  83c.     HI W. Gtrovo'a '-is-natnre is on each bos  "Sniping" is firing by sharpshooters  wherever they see an enemy's head or  limb.  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These Lands are Close to Enterprising lie*  Towns, Churches, Schools, etc, and will be sold on oa*  reasonable terms.   Apply to  B. M. FIEKOB. Agent, West Bay City, Mich.  Or J.W. OUHX1S, Whittomoro. Mich.  WE ARE OFFERING  TO INVESTORS  Jpeolal stook, guaranteeing large dividends; also an la*  stalment stook payable in tnouthly instalments, drawlna  oath dividend-*, half yearly.   Farcies wanting safe and  Srontable investment should correspond with the Bun  wrings and Loan Company, Toronto; money loaned on  favorable terms j agents wanted in unrepresented dia,  triots; write us.  Farmers Intending: to Seed  Corn Not������ This.  PROOF POSITIVE.  The Truth About Backache Provad  By Dodd'a Kidney Pill**  Mrs.   Katj   liu-ghec)!   Cllvea   Evidence���������No  Doubt In Iho Kinds of tho People or  Stapled���������Backache Is ttcolly Kidney Ache.  Staples, Feb. 12.���������There is no  doubt in the minds of the people of  this district that tho contention that backache is a symptom of  kidney disease, is literally and absolutely correct. If not, how is it lhat  Dodd's Kidney Pills, a kidney medi-  Dine, cure backache? For there is no"  dispute about it that Dodd's Kidney  Pills do cure backache.: New oases in  ��������� this neighborhood are coming-' to light  every day. Mrs. Katy Lougheed is  one) of tho most recent, but there are  -scores moro.  It has long been contended that  backache is really kidney ache. But  up to within ten years a,go, when  Dodd^s Kidney Pills we,re first given'  to the world, the fact-had neiver been  actually proved. But Dodd's Kidney  Pills have turned the theory into a  fact. If one has backache ' one's kidneys are out of order, and no amount  of medicine which does not aot on the  Kidneys, will do the slightest good.  How many people have been crippled  with lame back and given up trying to  be cured in despair? They were not  i,ware that backache is but a symptom, not a disease.  The real-Backache, about which nobody who ever experiences it can be  .mistaken, is not an ache of the back  at all. It Is the ache of disordered  kidneys. The kidneys are situated  opposite the small of the back. Thus  the pain is termed Backache. It is no  use treating Backache, so called, locally. It is the kidneys that demand  treatment. That is the reason that  Dodd's Kidney Pills have suc-h a re-  put ation  for  curing  Backache. .  Mrs. Katy Lougheed. of Staples,  writes:. .,  "I can highly recommend Dodd'3  Kidney Pills as the best thing far  lame.back that I ever got. I have  only used two boxes and thoy cured  me."  STILL IN GREAT DEMAND.  Tho great cities o������ the world use  tip an enormous number of horses  every year, and these must constantly be resupplied by others from the  country or from foreign lands. It) is  stated that in tha suburbs of London  alone there are 700,000 horses in use,  and that 100,000 horses must every  year be sent into these suburbs to  tjke the place of those worn out.  HONTBEAL HQTEi. DIRECTORY.  Tha ���������"* Balmoral," Free Bus ifal^Z  Hotfil fiarsS&kf"'    -**ur������'"'������"'*' ���������*������������������������������������-.���������. Rooms  f?-TL ,      ��������� ���������������������������*������������0> from ������1 a day up.   Opp.  O.T.g. atatiun, Montreal, goo. Carslaks 1 Co., Prop's.  THE DES MOINES INCUBATOR-Bestancl ohsapast  O. Rolland, solo osont for tho Dominion.  SBnd 3ot.  stamp for cataloguo.   373 St. Paul Street, Montreal  *""S*������-"'.3"---5-3 Sovsvin,  L.BAD, COPPER, BRASS.  HARRIS  Wholesale only.   Long Distance Telephonel729.  WILLIAM  ST.,  TORONTO.  POULTRY, BUTTER, ECC8, APPLES.  and other PRODUCE, to enBure best results consign to  The  Dawsor* Commission   Co.,  Lirr-lted,  '   Cor. West-Market & Oolborns St., Toronto,'  is the cheapest ac.o*  host Ingredient   for  AVENUE HOUSE-  .HoGIll���������Colloje Avenue,  family Hotel rates $1.60  per day.   A SISTER SAVED.  Sickness Banished���������Health Restored  Gentlemen,���������Dr.  Ward's    Blood and  Nerve Pills    have done my    sister so  much good that in grateful appreciation I: told Mr. Tully. the druggist, I  would gladly give    a   .testimonial unsolicited, ��������� as    to    their- merits.���������������������������". My  ���������sister,  15 years of age, caught a violent cold���������since then she has been in  very poor health; lost all colour    was  anemic, Ler blood had no vitality, and  she had no physical strength, she became extremely nervous, so.naucbi   so  that she could not stand any exertion  or  excitement,  and it was impossible  for her to get restful sleep, she lost  ber appetite,  her heart became  , very  weak; palpitating  so    violently    that  she could hardly breathe at; the slightest exertion.     When she commenced  taking   Dr. Ward's.  Blood   and Nerve  Pills  two  months  ago she  was  in   a  state of complete physical and nervota  prostration.     Her   blood   was scanty  with no more strength   than   water.  Since taking Dr. Ward's   Blood   and  Nerve Pills she has been rapidly mending,  her.   appetite    has returned, she  sleeps   well  her  nerves  are  stronger,  arid her heart gained strength so that  it is able to fulfill its functions. Prior  to taking Dr. Ward's   Pills" she   had  taken many medicines    without   any  special benefit. Dr. Ward's Blood and  Nerve Pills    are    certainly    the only  medicine that has done any good. Before taking    them she   was    getting  weaker,  ler heart and nerves losing  strength daily:     Since she had began  taking them.she has   daily    and continuously gained health and strength.  CLARA ELLIOTT.  30 College street,  Peterborough, Ont.  8T. JAMES' H0TEL������������i'*>'#t*-\GT,B- D������Do*;  ���������...       _,   .  ,      ��������� two Mocks from O. P.  BUl-raj-.   "HrsMlau Commercial House.    Modem lm-  J*V0f"������a**Bts)���������Bates at ode rate.  Tl-e Boers requested President Kru-  ger's permission Lo use Dumdum bullets, but he refused.  permanently ouros  Catarrh of nose,  ,.,   ���������        ��������� ���������        -  throat,   sto&cach  and bladder.  5L'o k 81 a box.   Write for particulars, Tho  Indian Catarrh Cure Co., 146 St. James-st., Montreal.  Mills, Mills & Malos  Barris to rfl.oto.,removed  to -WeilorBldgs., Rioli-  mond St. W"., Toronto.  Mineral Extract  coloring    com    to  grovont crows from picking up com when planted. I  ad 14 acres of 00m laat year on my lSo-aore farm and  had the scod all oolore : and bad uotone stalk destroyed  by crows. 1 also olaim it as good as a heavy coat oi  manure   for making oorn crow rloh,   feelinz  so  well  &loasod with it that I hare takon tho agqnoy for it.  araiurs who wish to buy only a small box snould sena  In thoir orders not later rhao Fob. 1st. Small box  colors 20 bunholi, prioo *)2 60: lares box colors 60 buBhels,  price $5.00: will bo sold for J4.50 If ordered by Feb. 15th.  terms, oash with order'. No orders takso aftor March  las, in order to get thsni all paoked ������ad shipped bofors  April 1st directly at O.T.R, and C.P.K.   for shipping  Erery box of Extract guaranteed to giro satisfaction o������  money refunded.  ANDREW KAUFMAN, Fortius P.O., Ont  Odorless  i������  II Payne, of Granby, Quo.  1      G*������W liaamfaotan-r.  The War Office have so far declined  the services of lady doctors who have  volunteered for South Africa.  FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS  MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP has been  used by mothers for their children teething. It soothes  the child, aoftans the gums, allays pain, oures wind  eolic, and la the best remedy for diarrhoea ' 36o. a hot*  tie. Said by all druggists throughout the world. Be  sure and ask fer," Mrs. Winslow's Soothins Syni������  Sausage Ga8!ngs-^1ahr^0a,^^n;,  "loan ^������B "iAlT.lB^^^^^O^Kr'ont,,.  tion.- D. & J. 8ADLIER & CO., Montreal.  Closet.  An Irish Fusilier, writing from the  Pretoria race-course, says the prisoners are not allowed to receive letters.  0*KEEFE������S ������%.  Inrlgorataa and Strengthens.  UiOTS WOOD, Toroato. GENERA  ERALAOEJTT.  President Kruger is announced to  have,put a tax of from thirty to; fifty per cent. on. the output of Johannesburg gold mines.  CHEAP MANITOBA FARB9S  for sale. Improved and unimproved. One-fifth oash.  Intending settlors call and got benefit, of fifteen years'  experience as to district to settle in. A. W. AUSMir,  21 Toronto Chambers, Toronto.  For tha very best send your work to the  " BRITISH AMERICAN DYEINQ CO."  look for agent In your town, or send direct.  Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec.  Of THE.  SKIN AJjn  TRCHl^-T^s "E-rT.  Send one cent stamp for clroular.   W. J. TJRQUHART  Analytical Chemist. 4S9 <~)ueen St. W., Toronto.  WE ARE OFFERING  TO INVESTORS  special stock, guaranteeing iarge dividends; also an In.  lot stook payable In monthly instalments, drawing  iTldend������, half yearly.    Parties wanting sate and  Gentlemen,���������"1 have mur'h pleasuro In recommrrid*  "fng your Odorless Crematory Clo'ct, which I purohused  from you. It does its work well ami i1. perfectly odorless  when in uso or burning out. 2"o family can afford to be  without it, as it is indispensable to hclcn, and it is with  a sense of duty I certify to ita great usofulnoas.��������� Yours  truly.j DR. D. 3. THOMPSON."  Hundreds of ethers who havo used this closet will  testify to, the above. . For catalogue and price list  write to  The Odorless Crematory Closet  Go., Hamilton, Ont.  MB. B. AHHerr, Manaartir.  J3HM J. MAM, SupL and Trtsea  stalment stock payable In monthly instalments, drawin  ca������h dividend", half yearly.    Parties wanting  profitable Investment;should correspond with  In the Boer lines at Belmont the  ground was littered with cartridges,  every one of which boro the mark of  the leading London makers.  Water i,n South Africa is often as  precious as cold, and sometimes infinitely more precious. Every year witnesses a terrible drought in some part.  La Tosoana, 10c. ^4r^,^?iajia  . .   . ��������� SHAKESPEARE'S NAME.  The namo of Shakespeare can be  spell. 4,000 different ways. The poet  himself spelt  it  22  ways.  State of Ohio, Citv ov Tolbdo. I,. ,  Luoas County. /"���������**  Frank: J. Cheney makes oath that ho 1b  s -nior partner of the Arm of P. J. Ciikney &  Co.. doing bualnei.8 in tba City of Toledo,  County and State aforesaid, and thac said Arm  will pay thei-uui Of ONE HUNDRKD DOLLARS for o;ioh and overy oaao of Catarrh  that cannot ho oursd by tho usa of Hall's  Catabhu Cure.  "TRAXrc J. CHENEY.  Sworn to before m������ ami subscriboU in  nay  presence, this 6th day of December. A.D. 16*43.  : : A. W. GLBASON,  : a-CAX. : Notary Public.  tha gun Savings and Loan Co., Toronto.  Money loaned on favorable terms ;  asonts wanted In  unrepresented dislriots: write us.  THE MOST NUTRITIOUS.  Esplanade,        To ron to  ������pp. 8horbourno St.,  "** "'"-'lu  GRATKFUL-^-COMFORTING.  Class  Wafer  Tuba  Steam  Boilers, for Ail Pressures,  Duties and Fuel.  SBND    POR   DESCRIPTIVE   CATALOOUB,  ^Toronto Eleotrlc Light Co., Limited.  I The T. F.atoa Co., Limited.  -I The Musey-Harrls Co., Limited.  I Tha Outta Percha Hubber 4 Mff. Oe.  <.The Wilson PubllsljInB Co., Limited.  (AJI aiVcsfeat* vkere boltare may be soanworkina.  Hall'i Catarrh Cure is takon Internally, and  acts directly on tho blood und muooua aurfaoea  of the nystom.   Sand for teellmonials. freo.  ��������� ,^ ^   ���������        F.J. CHENEY & CO., ToJe-lo. O.  Sold by Drii-rgintf, Too.  Ball's -family Pllle are tho bean.  WHAT AVAR MEANS,  During- the last two years 41,375 men  have been killed in battle.  COfrSHOti 8EM8S KILLS BoMhea, Bed  Uuifs, SatS and Mice.   Sold by all  Vraeeltta, or 881 Qneen W. Tor'mto..  The nig-ht beforro Sir Redvers Buller  left London for South Africa, he was  "a visitor at the1 famous "Beefsteak  Eooni," of the Lyceum Theatrre, where  he pu-H-d'icted that his absence from  England would not extend ovorr along-  ar period than twelve months..'  A^Ur foT^VCe,  /' /  yjh& mM^^J^^,^  tew  A most efficient stfbstitirfe for  cod-liver oil, pleasant to the taste,  and agreeing with the most sensitive stomach. Used by physicians  in the treatment of all throat and  lung troubles, and ���������- if results  count for anything���������almost no  limit to the good it can do.  Sfl-ririte *boille rhailed t& any ndrfYa-sG oo r-soaij-i <rf ie  ccntn to cov������r f-oitajrc  Angier Chqiiical Go. uftSSsg'  Toronto  h' '���������....���������."''���������'���������'���������'-  i  I  i 6rt��
A patriotic concert is on the tapis.
Wednesday (Ash) opened the Lenten
A 17th of March concert will be
held at Silverton.
The Nelson Minstrels propose' making a Slocan tour.
Kruger may soon be offering "A
kingdom for a horse," and the horse
may not be available.
Mrs. Punk, who is well and favorably
known as a caterer, now has charge of
the Reco dining-room.
The Ledge and Silvertonian have it
again. Don't, boys, and you will sec
how long the world will last.
Constable Stubbs took "Red Paddy"
to New Westminster on Sunday to
place him iu the asylum tliere.
The ladies of the Methodist church
intend giving an Easter festival and
entertainment about Easter time.
Mr. John Fisher has recovered from
his rheumatics and has the Central
hotel opened again in full swing.
1 The sun is beginning to diminish the
enow reserves, and there seems to be
bright prospects of an early spring.
The Kaslo senior hockey team will
play th return match with the Sandon
boys Monday evening, provided there
is ice.
Nels. Nelson has re-purchnsed the
Klondike hotel and will soon have it
running aa in days of yore, having recently taken out a license.
The curlers of tho city are holding a
'spiel on their rink here, commencing
Tuesday next, which will wind up with
a. ball on Thursday evening.
T. Milburn & Co.:���Your Rheumatic
Pills did me more good than any other
remedy and I consider them a perfect
cure for rheumatism.���Mrs. Joseph
Pearce, Collingwood, Ont.
J. K. Clark made a trip from New
Denver this week.
H.'Byers and wife came over from
Nelson Inst Wednesday.
Mr. Bert Creech has been laid up the
past week wilh plurisy.
Miss Moore went to Kaslo on Saturday last for 11 couple of days.
Sheriff Tuck, of Nelson, made a short
stay in thc city, arrived here Monday
Miss Sophie Funk left ycsterdiiy for
a short visit with friends in Slocan
A. 0. Campbell, a hardware merchant of Vancouver, spent Thursday in
our city.
A. R. Yates, of New Denver, has
taken a position with Donaldson, the
R. Ii. Schultz, a traveller from Toronto, was in the city taking orders for
Royal Yeast.
Mr. Hand wont lo Victori.i on Sunday last, probably to attend the funeral
of the government.
Neil O'Donnel and Miss O'Donnel,
ol" Silverton, arrived here for a few
clay's visit with friends.
Mr. II. B. Alexander, of the Ruth,
arrived home on Thursday, and is
down to business again."
Mr. Rousum, of Montreal, is in the
city and in company with Mr. Fallows,
has been looking over the Sovereign
and the Madison mines, in which both
are interested.
Mr. Hugh.Cox left Yesterday via K.
& S. to take up his residence in Ossco,
Wis., where his wife now is. His Star
friends and the band, of which he was
a faithful member, gave him a send-off
at, the station.
Established in 1892.
.Dealers in Meats
At Sandon, Rossland, Jelson, Kaslo. Pilot Bay and Three Forts.
, SjjidjH... Slocan City..
B*��L^���� WootTe Skosp-noaine,
Laxa-Liver Pills are easy acting, non-
iritating and purely vegetable. They
are the most effective remedy known
for constipation, dyspepsia, biliousness
and sick headache.   Price 25c.
A pie and pound social will be held
in the near future under the au pices
of the Ladies' Aid of St. Andrew's
Presbyterian church, Sandon. Fuller
particulars will be given next week.
Harry Nash, W. W. Warner and
Hammond Bros, have all come to the
conclusion that it will pay to plant
new advertisements in The Review,
and they are right. The circulation of
this paper is constantly on the increase.
Policeman Stubbs reports a lively
time witta "Red Paddy" while en route
to Westminster, having to shackle his
man twice. The only thing that had
any effect in his fits of violence was to
be told he was going out to form a government at Victoria, and Paddy said
be was just the man for tbe job.
There are evident signs of business
improvement in the city. A couple of
young men from Republic have leased
the Balmoral dining room andare running it 111 good style. Mr. Carberry has
taken out a licenee for the Denver
House. Mr. Carberry keeps a quiet
house, with excellent tables and should
do well.
The present session at Victoria reminds one strongly of Paddy Rats'
bar-room in Montreal;- The order is,
"If you don't like it, come outside." It
gives one the impression that most of
the members are better men outside
than they are inside. How would it do.
to leave many of them ouside in the
next elections.
A miner asked the editor, the other
day, this question lor a clincher: "If
it is a fact that some mines in the Slocan are m<_t able to pay more than $3,
���why don't those that can pay $0 and
run do it ?". Our reply was. "Why don't
the unions, while good men may be
getting ��3.50, allow those who are
worth no more than. ��2.75 relatively
take it?" He found the answer as
good as tho question.
Mrs. McDougall's little girl had the
misfortune to break a couple of her
shoulder bones on Monday while coasting on Sunnyside. Her sleigh came
in contact with some bags of coal when
she was thrown onto the track some
feet below. Dr. Power was called in,
' but he was forced to allow some time
to elapse for the swelling to go down
before he could set the fractures.
Our juvenile hockeyists picked up
courage enough to think they could
demolish the Kaslo seniors, and to that
end went down on Tuesday. They
managed to score three straights at the
outset and .then luck went against
them, when they lost six straights.
They had with them one or two of the
defunct senior team, who were sadly
out of practice and, therefore, not onto
the junior's combination, and.besides
the arrangements were against them.
They are confident, however, that they
can succeed here in the return match.
The Kaslo Deople gave them an excellent supper and treated them befitting
their rank���the first lords of the ���'-
mir&ltv. *      '      .
Tlie Great Evgli..h Remedy.
Sold and reeomr, ��mded by all
ruggistB in Canaan. Only reliable inediciii�� discovered.   Sue
 ._   _ ._ -pactcages guaranteed to c.re all
forms ot Sexual Weakness, all effcels en abuse
or excess, Mental Worry, FlrceFFive u?c> of Tobacco, Opium or Stimulanto. Mailed c.~. receipt
of price, one package $1, six, $5 Oru i.n.'. please,
wc will cure. Pamphlets free b> anv -iMi-ess.
Tho Wood Company, V\"i-      ���*-, Ont.
Sold in Sandon by F. J. Donaldson,
and the McQ.neen Co., Druggists.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup lias been
used by millions of mother-- for their children
while tepthing. If disturbed at night and
broken ol"your rest by n sic'-: child, suffering
aud crying with pain ol cutting teeth. Send
at once and get n boitlu ot "Mrs. Winslon-'s
Soothing Syrup" for children teething. It
will relieve the poor liltle sufferer immediat-
ly. Depend upon it, mothers, there is no
mistake about it. Rouresdiarrha-a, regulates
the stomach find bowels, cures Wind Colic,
soIten.Mhcgums aud reduces Inflammation,
and gives tone and energy to tho. system,
"Mrs.WiusIow's Soothing Syrup" tor children
teething is pleasant to the taste and is the
prescription ol one of the oldest and best
female physicians and nurses in the United
States. Price twenty-live ceuls a tottle.
Sold by all druggists throughout the world.
Besurcandask lor "Mrs. Wluslow'sSoothing
HOTIZI- 1'HCO.���6s rooms, well fiimishud. Mc'im heated,
electric lights, hot nntl cold water.
IIOTlil. COOD'-NOUGII.���=5 rooms, best furnished hotel
in the Koutclm}-, ste.ltn heated, electric lights, will remodel lo
suit tenant.
G00HIiX0Uf.II STORli���34 \ 70, with cellar iiincst-e,
<Uc,nu he itLd. electric lift-lit:,.
SANDON srriAM LAU.N'DKV.���In hrst-clvM runuini;
order. II.111'eltou wheel for power, .met can be run at moderate expense.    Uenl cheap.
STOKES AN 1*1 Ori'ICUS.���In lhe Hank lmildiiur. water,
steam he.lt and electric lights.
ON'Ii STORI'.��� In thc Virtriuu bloc":, l.irp;e pllte rrlass
front, incliKlulL. water and steam heat.
OFFICIOS���In Virginia block. $15 per month, including
w-.lter, steam heat and electric li,:lns
ONll STAHLE.���lror 1= horses. = storj.    Cheap.
Till: QUIili.N* I.0DG1NU II0US1--.-J small stores, and
IMiil: rooms on second story.   Cheap.
story, opposite Clifton house, electric lights.
TWO STORY IIUII.DIKG ��� Nest door to above, = small
stores and Iiviult rooms oil second floor.
l~lK.Sr-CI.ASS I'LUMIIING SHOP.���Iiicludiilfr ?2,5O0
stock of tools and fntinirs, and Kood-will of the Waterworks Co.
and business.
ril'l: l'ROOI" Cl'LLAR.���Opposite Kooten ly hotel.
I-TRSr.CL.VSS TWO STORY liARN" ���30 x So.
ONE COTTAC.'".��� 4  rooms,  nest door west of coniitpic,
$10 pec month.
Several other cottages and buildings furnished ami ml-
urnished, to rent, or sell, or w ill build to suit tenants.
Apply to J, M.-HARRIS, Virginia block Sandon, II. C.
Nakusp. -
Renovated in all appointments.
A good table always.
1 Choicest liquors and cigars in the bar.
Mrs. Snowman, Proprietress.
���T* Rails and Track Iron,
Crow's Nest Coal,
Bur and Sheet Iron,
Jessop & Canton. Steel for Hand and
Machine Drills,
Powder, Caps, Fuse,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
Oils, Waste, Etc.,
Mine or Mill Supplies of all kinds.
Agents Tmax Automatic Ore Cars.
Head Office-
Stores at
-Nelson B. C.
Nelson,B.C.   Kaslo.B.C.   Sandon,B.C
Suit or Overcoat'
Made in  the latest styles and finest goods,
best workmanship, try
with the
GEO. KAY, The Tailor.
Opposite Hotel Sandon.
This dangerous Blood Disease
always cured by Burdock
Blood Bitters,
Most people are aware how
serious a disease Erysipelas is.
Can't rout it out of the system
with ordinary remedies:
Like other dangerous blood
diseases, though, B. B. B. can
cure it every time.
. Read what Rachel Patton,
Cape Chin, Bruce Co., Ont.,
"I wish to state that I used Burdock Blood Bitters for Erysipelas in
my face and general run down state
of rriy health. I tried many remedies but all failed to cure. I then
tried B.B.B. Two bottles nearly
cured me and four bottles completely
cured me."
Lily Mineral   Claim, situate In the Slocan
Mining division of West Kootenay  district.   Where located:   North  Fork Carpenter creek.
Take notice that], William A. Bauer, acting
as agent lor John  MacQuillan.  Free Miner's
Certificate  No.  B   17031,  intend,  sixty  days
from tlie date hereof,   to apply to the Mining
Recorder lor a Certificate ol Improvomonls,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
Section 37, must be commenced belore the
issuance ol such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Sth dayoi February, 1000.
E. A. CtfflERON,   Agent
for Sandon,  New Denver,   Silverton.
Ferrv No! 2 Mineral  Claim, situate in   the
Slocan Mining division  of West  Kootenay ulstrlct.    Whore   located:     "Alison
creek.    .,'"
Take notice that I, William A. Bauer, act-
ling as agent for SlocanV'Lnke Mining Coin-
pan-,, Limited. Free  Miner's Certificate No.
1 B 17085,   intend,  sixty daysl from   the date
1 liereol. toapplyto the Mining Recorder rora
Certificate of Improvements, for flic purpose
of obtaining  a. Crown  (.'rant on (he above
And further take notice that, action, under
Section 37, must be commenced before tlie
issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 18th day of January. 11100.
A fine, pure, dainty,"tasting Ceylon production put up in a neat one-half and
one pound full weight packages. Having secured the agency of this favorite
brand of Tea, we are prepared to recommend it to all, feeling- assured that
one trial will establish its superiority over .all other package Tea for its
delightful flavor and reasonable price.
My blend of Mocha and Java is acknowledged to be the best.
All other lines of pure, clean and fresh Groceries on hand.
.,. E
���   ��m ���   *Ui
Mr. Prank Jennings, Coldwater, Ont.,
aays: "I was troubled for some time
with sore throat and weak lunge, but
Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup cured
me when other remedies failed. Price
25 cts. <-
Mines and Mineral Claims examined and
ieports made.
Interests taken In part payment ;or services
Contracts taken for opening up lost or
invisible ledges.
Twenty years' experience.
Reliance, r entle Annie. Bessie. Anchor, Century F . otion and Elagliar Fraction Min-
oralCi-;msi-ltualo in .the Slocan Min ng
divlslof     of  West   Kootenay .   district.
Where located:   About three-quarters of
a mile north of Bear Lake.
Cortllleato No. B 1SSCS, Intend, .sixly >days 1 om
the date  hereof, to. apply   l<>  tlio   Ml *'*H"
Recorder lor Certificates of Improvements,
lor the purposeof obtaining a down ur.mt
of each of the above claims. ���mW
And further take notice that action, under
Section 37. must bo commenced  belore t. io
imianco of such Certificate ol Improvements.
Dated this 11th day or January, H'OO.   t
H* Gieg^rlch,
A first-class salesman wanted to represent us in Sandon, B. C, and vicinity for
for the sale of hardy fruit trees, ornamental trees and shrubs. :  .
Over 600 acres under cultivation. We
grow varieties of stock especially adapted
to B. C; all stock accompanied by government certificate of inspection, and
guaranteed free from blemish of any kind
Write for terms to the PELHAM
NURSERY CO., Toronto, Ont.
N. B .We have other territories not
oovered.   Applications solicited.
Will happen in the best regu lated
homes, scalds, burns and cuts areof
frequent occurrence. There is nothing
for cases of this kind equal to Hug-
yard's Yellow Oil. It takes out pam
and rapid healing.
-.-���'.    NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given lhat tho Kaslo &
Lardo-Duncan Railway Company will apply
to the Parliament of Canada at its next,
session for an actio extend llio times limited
for lhe constriictian and completion ol Its
works, and to authorize tho Company to convey or dispose ol Its railway and works.
Solicitors lor Applicants. .
Kaslo, B. C, 1st oi December, ISO!).
By mother and daughter. AVell acquainted with hotel aud general household work.
Would uudertako any such work together or
separately. "Wages moderate. Good references.  Address for particulars
M. G., MoGuigan P. O.
flLTd LO&QE,  NO, 29.
A. P. AND A. M.
Regular Communication of the lodge.
Meets 1st Thursday
In each month at
8 p. in. Visiting
brethren cordially
McMillan ��ur& co.
200-212 First Ave. North. Minneapolis, \Mw.
S&rWrite for Our Circular and See tho Prices We Pay.-*1^*)
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