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 VOL 2.      NO. 46.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH (8, 1899.  FIVE CENTS.  PETITION.  jJTo   the   Honourable   the   Speaker   and  |        Members  of the  Legislature  of the  Province   of   British    Columbia,   in  Parliament Assembled :  ������v The petition of ohe undersigned business men and residents of the City of  -'Sandon, humbly sheweth :���������  k' 1. That in the year IS92, John Morgan Harris, an American subject,' lo.  .icatcd the 'London Mineral Claim, on  which now the greater portion of the  'City of Sandon is situated.  2. That before the said  Harris had  ���������-said claim Ci own-granted in 1S95,  he  Cj'ransferred to Justice Sproat,   a sup-  jposed   influential   British  subject,   a  portion of the said claim to him.  "l  3. That in the interval between lo-  rating and Crown-granting several tun-  Ifiels had been driven on supposed leads  im said property, aud to the present no  tfninoral or mineral lead  has been discovered, thus establishing the fact the  k^flidavit   on   which  the Crown grant  'as issued was insufficient.  4. That all the Acts bearing on such  (uses convey the conclusion that surface rights to mineral claims are given  |pr mini..g purposes only.  5. That no portion of tlie said  Ffcoudon Mineral Claim is now used or  ttequired for   mining operations,  and  ������iat the said Harris and associates are  Jilling, leasing and otherwise dispos-  ������ig_ of the surfaoo of said Mineral  ".aim, to tho serious detriment of  "her settlers thereon, as if they had  Hie an absolute purchase from the  frown of all surface rights in the first  ^.stance, instead of locating a mineral  faim.  '6. Your petitioners, therefore, pray  Kilt since the said property is not rc-  i'lired for mining purposes, and since  E-e affidavit on which the Crown grant  \ba issued, is defective, that the whole  frfaceright3 bo thrown on the market  tho Crown, having a respect for  I-osent occupants, the locator and as-  ffuiates included, or nt'ior'vije ������i'--  FJsed of as may do a f'airjiiousuro of  Kstico to i resent occupants and hold-  f'j of improvements therein  ."And your potititiouers, as in dti{,3:  }&uiid, will ever pray.  TO NAVIGATE THE DUMCAN.  The Steamer Marion Now  Being Overhauled up in the Bay.  The steamer Marion, Capt. McLennan, came into port Tuesday from Nelson.   This handy  little stern-wheeler  will be overhauled  here and will run  between Kaslo and tho Duncan as soon  as water will permit.   She is 72 feet  keel by 134 beam and in owned by the  Loadstar Gold Mining & Development  Co., who have a number 0f claims in  the   Carrol basin,' Hall creek,   which  the company intend working   during  the coming summer.   The group comprises the Loadstar, Silver Bowl, Silyer  Spray, Mountain View and Royal Clipper.   Prominent men connected with  the company are   J. C. Blythe, Liverpool, Eng., president; F. Conruyt, vice-  president; Jas. F. Smith, Major Diver,  Montreal.   J. D. Carlyle, sec-treasurer  of  the company   came   up   with the  Marion   and will establish   an   office  here shortly.   Capt. J. A. McLennan is  an old coaster having spent 14 years  on  the Pacific, during which time he  had many a thrilling: experience   off  the Falkland Islands, Japan, Australia  and even up into Alasua.    He origin-  aU.v came from  Port Hastings, Nova  Scotia.���������Kootenaiun'  From the Mines of the Slocan���������A  Grand Showing.  FAILURE IN MINING.  It Is  Generally Due   to a   Combination  of Causes.  ichael Korlin  Miner and pros  .    ',  pector  scola D. Palorcia  Shoemaker  jrD. McKenzie  Laundry  ���������Moore       ���������' .  Ivanhoe hotel .  [io P. Johnson  Restaurant  ps. Brown  Merchant  WVI. Spencer  ��������� : '������������������ "  fctorKieinsc'jmidt Laundry  fciert David  Tailor '  bgh MeGee  Star hotel  l: Walmsley  rj������������. Carning  Miner  bT. Cameron  Householder  FJ. Sheran  Miner' . ������������������'  Un Bros-  Bakers  U. Melviii  ���������-.Watch maker"  IV. Whitely  Accountant  IfJameron  Merchant  [Kay  Tailor,  I'll .<McCfae  Carpenter,  [111 Young  Miner  II. Reed  Householder  [h. Doyle  Miner  fit- McLennan  tt  fJiilftiiurin  Shoemaker  m L. Me Isaac  Laborer  ?>s. Jenkin, Jr.  Miner  five ���������'...'  . ���������.it    ���������  L.L. Mclntyre  Boarding house  jfchapman  Merchant  | Flower  Barber  McDonald  Miner  g- Norwood  Sf. George  Miner  r- Cecelia Burton  a  faliand  Merchant  p. MoPhaden  tt  Winy.  Hotel kicker  p. Robertson  Merchant  h. Daily  Householder  fVillcock  Miner           ���������'  ' ��������� 1  Lobellad  Householder  ''He is certainly a layman who will  attempt to designate the most common  cause of failure in mining," says the  Wcbtern Mining Wcrld.   "There is no  such a thing.   Failure  may be due to  a number of causes.   Of   cour.se   tho  one requisite is that a good property  must be selected.   This  need not be a  developed mine,   but o/if   pm-sfssi'ij;  ihe   characteristics   that   eventually  make one.     No   amount'of  development work will make  a mine if thc  mineral is not placed there by nature.  Thus it is necessary to be very, careful  in selecting the property.   Then again  those who know virtually nothing at  all about mining to conduct its affairs  are really responsible   for   their full  share of the recorded failures in mining.    Many a good mining property is  reported ii  failure  owing to  incompetent   management.     Generally   this  .-liismanagement   takes    place   miles  away from the real base of operation.  These directors are   comfortably   en-  sconsed in  a well-furnished room  in  the rear of some   prominent banking  institution and around  the.directors'  table, over which the affairs of a nation  are discussed.    These  men probably  never saw, a mine, yet they are well  versed in business matters of all kinds,  and proceed on the same basis.   They  have a''good .mine,   with a   10-stamp  mill, making good profits -considering  the size of the plant. - It is here where  the, good business tactics come in.-  A  big stock of goods  and increased sales  means larger returns.   In their opinion  ii larger mill will do the business.. A  We take it the public will agree that  an ounce of fact is worth at least a  pound of speculation. In view of that,  the shipments of ore from the Slocan  should,be the best proof possible of its  superiority as a mining camp. We  give below the shipments for the  months of January and February.  They would be at least 1,000 tons  greater from Sandon 'but for the fact  that the Star and the Ruth have practically taken a rest during this period  ���������the first waiting for water to operate  the'concentrator, and the latter awaiting the construction of its tram and  concentrator. In the same connection  it must not be overlooked the Ivanhoe  has an immense amount of ore on tho  dump awaiting the construction of its  tram also in the spring.  'J he shipments for the two months  were:  SANDON.  Mine. '        Tons  The'Payne ' 1860  Last Chance  810  Reco  100  Ajax    40  Iranhoe    40  Treasure Vault    34  Sovereign    20  Trade Dollar .'     IS  Saphirc    IS  Coin    12  READABLE PARAGRAPHS  From the   Mining and  Scientific Press.  Total 3042  TUKEE ]*OKK6.  Idaho  640.1  Queen Bess  444}  Monitor    20  Wild Goo.ip     35  Total...  Whitewater.  Jackson.......  Bell   WHITEWATER.  ..1119-*  .. 5S2  ..  104 i  ..    30"  A grain of $18 gold is worth 33c.  At ordinary temperature a cubic  foot of water weighs 62J pounds avoirdupois.  The average loss of quicksilver in  free-milling ores should not exceed  one-sixth ounce per ton of ore crushed.  A cubic foot of quartz weighs nearly  twice as much as a cubic foot of quartz  sand owing to the interstitial spaces  in the latter.  A shaft, having an inclination of 60  deg. from the horizon, departs from  the perdicular 50 feet in each 300.  One at 45 deg. gains 70.7 feet in each  100, and one at 30 deg., SCO feet in-  each 100.  The careful sizing of pulp from batteries before sending it onto concentrating machines gives better remits.  It is scarcely to expect to save coarse  and fine sulphurets on a single belt or  table with an equal volume of water  and the same grade.  Of the 8275,000,000 output of gold of  the world during '98, A. Suierbeck  estimates that the United States has  bi.tween ������180.000,000 and $200,000,000.  The large ban'cs of England, Germany  and France hold something less than  ������50,000,000 as compared with their  holdings at the close of '96.  MINES AND MINING.  City Council.  Total.  MCGUIGAN..  Rambler.....;...  Dardanelles.;...!  Gre.it Western.  Antoine..........���������  776}  .'���������135  . 80  . 48  .   45  Total...... .:.........:..... 308  Lalv-e 'points'; ;.'............ 1000  ': All told then there were shipped  from the Slocan,proper 6,246A- tons representing a gross value of ������������������; 624,650.  As "good wine needs,no bush," these  figures need no further rccommenda-  tion-7-they tell their ovvn story.  All present with the exception of  Aid. Hunter.  On motion of Aid. Atherton and  Crawford the account of Goo. Waite re  uniform was not paid.  A petition of property holders was  presented praying for tlie introduction  of a by-law to raise tho necessary  money by way of debentures 10 pay for  indebtedness already incurred on Carpenter and Sandon creeks and to further improve the same.   ���������  On motion of Aid. Atherton and  Crawford the petition waa read and  fyled, and that a b -law be introduced  covering the subject of tlie petition���������  Carried.  The Improvement By-Jaw No. 14  and the Concentrator By-law No. 12  were introduced by Aid. Crawford and  read the 1st, 2nd and 3rd times.  On motion  the  city clerk   was appointed returning officer for the vote  of the two by-laws, and the polling to  be held oh the 29th day of March.  On motion council adjourned.  Curhana.  McDonald  Son A. McConkey  f,i analysis of the forty-four signers  I ten above may   be of interest to  who signed the petition  as well  i-hers concerned.  are now in jail for vagrancy,  jtug sentences of thirty.and sixty  respectively.  Jght only are doing business on the  filoun Claim (Sandon First Addi-  iive of whom ground lease from  |.*is or Sproat and three rent build-  Ifroni other parties or squatters,  pteen do not lice on the Loudoun  fn (Sandon First Addition) but  , lease or rent portions of the Blue  jfcownaite   or  the   Railroad Addi-  Se remainder, nineteen, are gener-  jinot known and could not have  real interest in the welfare of the  (1*. Harris requested U3 to publish  [���������reg'oing. '���������''������������������  few more miners put to work will supply this mill .with ore, and the prolits  must certainly be forthcoming.. They  lose sight of* the fact that it is necessary to keep a "stock" of ore in sight.  In their opinion all tnat is necessary  is to put more men to work. More  men can take out tlie required amount.  To do "dead" work and put the necessary ore in sight to them is not good  business. However, they lind out  their mistake when it is too late. They  have a good mill but not sufficient ore  to keep it going. Thus a failure is recorded. ' Tinic and space will not permit to lay uotvn a set of rules and  causes of the failure in mining. They  are too many. ' Good, careful management, when a mine in found, is absolutely necessary. In the first place a  good prospect is one of the principal  requisites. There need bo recorded  but few failures in mining if good care-  ful judgement is first used in selecting  the property. This is too often left, to j  incompetent hands."  TO CURE COLD IN ONE DAY.  Take.LaxativeBromoQuinine Tablets.  All druggists refund the money if it  fails to cure.   25 cents.  That women never do anything by  halves it. would appear to be quite true  as proved  by our lady   curlers.   Another���������singles vs. married���������match was  held   on Wednesday  evening,   which,  like   the previous one, had a goodly  number of interested spectators.   The  married ladies,  we believe, bad  been  practising most all. the Week  and had  attained such a degree of excellence iii  curling skill   that, thoy expected  the  singles would be as   chaff in the winnow to them,   and we have bo doubt  their expoctioiis  would have'been realized  had it not  been   for a hoodoo  smuggled in by thc singles.   As it was,  however, both  teams put up a   good  game, each  and every player being us  much in earnest as if the fate of an empire rested on the rssult of the game..  At the seventh-end the score stood ti  to 5, when every one seemed to be on  the qui vive   and   the married ladies  high in hopes the singles made 2 on  the eighth, giving them 8 to 0.   Tliere  was some talk of a protest or recount,  but in tho_meantime   thc singles are  again -wearing, the laurels.   The rinks  were the same as 'in tlie former match  excepting   that  Mrs. Wilson's   place  was taken by Miss Vallance. '  After the contest all joined in a feast  generously provided by the ladies.  Communication.  To the Editor of the Minirig Review :  Dear Sir,���������I see by the report of the  city council meeting on motion of Aldermen  Thompson and McDonald that  the city clerk was instructed  to procure a plan of, the subdivisions of tlie  city  not to exceed *?50.00.   So far so  good.   But, what do I hear and see?  That the plan the city clerk is about to  procure is one that will-be of no use to  the city from a legal point of view, for  the simple reason it was prepared by a  foreign land surveyor,: instead of one  of our own, either> D.L.S. or a- P.L.S.  Furthermore it-is not correct in quite  a   few particulars   and   consequently  useless.   I think it is not too late to  stop' this blundering and waste of taxpayers'money.    A good, reliable, accurate legal plan and marked but in  nice fancy lots and streets, is what the  city  wants,   but   not old,   antiquated  ones  plastered one on . the other, and  which are neither reliable nor correct,  and from a legal point of view worse  than none at all.  Yours etc.,  Lookek On.  Sandon, B.C., March 10,"99.  Work on the Sunset mine, at Whitewater, has been resumed.  The price of silver hovers around  the 60 mark and lead at $4.30.  It is said the Silver Queen group, on  Cariboo creek, has been sold for $200,-  000.  The Comstock has shipped a cor of  concentrates to the Trail smelter)~the  first concentrates from a ��������� Slocan lake  point.  The Neepawa mine, near New Denver, has made a new strike���������six inches  of clean galena and 18 that will sort-  down to shipping.  The North West Mining Syndicate,  operating the Bosun mine, has bought  the Lakeview, the Alpha and Alpha  Fraction, close by.  'ihe Star has a better showing of ore  after late development than it'ever  had before, so that when shipping does  commence it will be heavy.  Tliere is serious trouble between the  owners of the Comstock and tho contractor for the new mill. The result is  the mill'is shut up, and the miners are  discharged. ,.    '  Cory, Allan and Foster, are developing the Silverite at Three Forks into a  fine propert\\ It is on the Queen Bess  lead, and is, therefore, likely to turn  out as well as the latter, which is good  enough for anything.  There is no doubting the fact 'that  the late strike in the Noble Five is a  much more valuable find than any of  its predecessors in that property. It  is in a low tunnel, and has width and  richness. It will also have great  height.  Mr. Warner, manager of the Mad-  ison, is laid up with la grippe, but  work on the mine is going steadily on  by the other four operatives. They  are sacking now, and a shipment will  be made in a few days.  The Whitewater mill is expected to  start up in a few weeks, when the necessary water ia available. The Whitewater Loop will also resume in the  early spring, and some of the dormant  smaller properties will commence  operations when tho snow goes. This  will give much activity to the town.  Silvertonian : "We have just been  'shown by Mr. N. McNaught, the  smelter returns from three small shipments of ore, sent out by him some  time ago from his Lemon'creek properties. The shipments consisted of 20  sacks from the Kilo claim and two  smaller lots from the Saddle Rock and  Superior .claims, all situated on the ....  h'rst"'north fork of Lemon creek and  immediately surrounding the Chapleau  mine The returns are : Saddle Rock,  gold $110, silver 45 ozs ; Superior, gold  ������114; Kilo, gold $96." This is more  than three time the value of any Ross-'  Jand ores, and yet people; will rush to  the Boundary, the Klondyke and tho  Atlin. ���������',-:������������������ '"."'.���������  Sandon,Ore Shipments.  The  merits  following is  over the  K;  a list of ore ship-  ifeS. from Sandon  CHURCH    NOTES.  for the week ending March 17  MINE.    ���������',-'. -    ',    TONS.   ;  Payne..... '.. ...........300  Last Chance 1...160  Reco  20  Total...... 2S0  The following are the ore shipments  via the C. P. R. for the week, ending  March 17:  MINE.  Payne...  TONE  .1C0 J  Total ...100*  A PHRENOLOGIST SPJBAKS.  , Prof. J. W. Crouter writes from Pen-  etanguishene: "I was troubled with  palpitation of the heart which became  very severe. Hearing of Milburn's  Heart and Nerve Pills I determined to|!  try them, and after taking them for  about a week I was cured."  WHAT De. A. E. SALTER SAYS.  Buffalo, N. Y.���������Gents .���������From my  personal knowledge, gained in observing the effect of your Shiloh's Cure in  cases of advanced consumption, I-am  prepared to say it is the most reliable  remedy that has ever been brought to  my attentention. It has certainly  saved many irom consumption. Sold  at McQueen's Drug Store.  Methodist, Rev.-.A. M. Sanford, A.B.,  pastor.���������Regular services will be held  to-morrow at 11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m.  Pkesbyteuian.���������Rev. J. Clelland will  preach as usual in the Virginia hall,  to-morrow at and 7:30 d. m.  Anglican���������Rev. Beers will conduct  Episcopal service in the Virginia hall,  Sunday morning, 26th.  Union Sabbath' School in the Methodist church at 12:15 p.m., after close  of morning services. Everybody welcome.  Whitewater Ore Shipments.  The following is a statement of ore  shipped from this station for the week  ending March 17:  Mine.  Jackson.  Tons.  Total.....  .. 60  .~60~  NO NEED TO SUFFER  Quartz   containing  1   cent  pound is worth $20 per ton.  The agony of Rheumatism, Sciatica,  Lumbago or Neuralgia. Milburn's  Rheumatic Pills cure you effectively���������  in one | cure after other remedies fail. Price  50c, all dealers.  Three Forks Ore Shipments.  The ore shipments from Three Forks  for the week ending March 17 were :  Mine.                                        Tons.  Queen Bess 161J  Total.  ,16U  fJ*ll-L  7^^  ,^1  ���������:..     t.fi   1 ��������������� * ��������������� -j* -   -    " [ IIS Ml  The short January day was closing  in. The twilight, mingled pleasantly  with the ruddy glow of the fire, and  the girl at the window could no long-  . er see to read. She',. looked, instead,  Into the neighbouring garden, bounded  by low hedges and wiudbowed fii-trees  sharply outlined against a glowing  crimson sky. And on the same background the small head made a charming silhouette ; tho rounded cheeks and  dainty pointed chin, the low, straight  brow, and little self-willed nose, aud  ubove all 'tho. soft halo of fluffy hair.  The thin rasping voice of a mother,  roused the girl from the wintry  thoughts which had saddened her large  dark eyes. A list of domestic cares  was enumerated, and then the girl's  mother approached the window and endeavored to claim tho fugitive attention  of her daughter by subjects nearer  home., '.':'.'.  "Maisie," she began, hesitatingly, "I  want to speak to you again about���������'  the girl knew the particular tone of  voice, and broke in quickly with: "Ohl  mother, please' not .that 1'! ���������' My dear  girl, it's positively ridiculous the way  you always interrupt and'refuse to listen to reason," and, with a whine, " it  makes my position exceedingly awkward and unpleasant. What,.am I to  do with you ? Do you realize, your age,  Maisie 1 Nearly 24.. Why, your sisters  wero all married before they were your  age, and Connie had two children.  "At present," the mother, went on,  relentlessly, " I am besieged on all  aides by men who wish to marry you,  for you are a pretty girl, Maisie���������prettier than any of your sisters, and more  like your grandmother,'who was quite  a belle in her time���������but in a few years  nobody,will look,at you, your chances  of happiness and of makiug a good  match will be o/er forever. Percival  Sutlon,"���������"Ah ! I knew that was coming," sighed the lirl,���������"said he would  come to tea this evening, and he is  very anxious to speak to you. Tonight you really must give him his  answer, and .I can only say,that if you  send him away with a refusal I will  take no more trouble about you. He is  the best match in the county; young,  rich, intelligent, heir to a baronetcy  ���������and reinernbyr, none of your sisters  is titled���������indeed, you cannot do better." ������������������;    . c   -  After a pause sho weut on, "lwant  to know what stands in your way of  doing as the others had sense enough  to do���������of setting my mind at rest about  you, and of talcing up a position in.  life as the. wife of a good man."  " You mean of a rich man 1" the girl  said languidly, folding her hands and  again turning her eyes to the' garden.  A tall man, with bowed head and  hands clasped behind him, was walking restlessly over the little lawn, a  few inches of freshly fallen snow dead-   alllll su  ening the souml of his quick footsteps, I blende(-..>  Sho   inugho(-   hopelessly,  and the giri watched, with unconscious       -��������� -        --���������  -  icross tha very lawn where sho had  just seen the owner's footsteps mul-  Liplying in the know. As the had expected, he had left his garden door open  .ind through this she made her way  into the hall, and thence into the only  room from which as yet a light emerged. A cozy fire and a red-shaded lamp  showed her a." charming study, lined  from floor to ceiling with books, and  ina deep arm-chair before the fire she  beheld her three-years' neighbor, the  owner of this delightful little sanctum.  On,the threshold she stood still with  astonishment. Prom what she had  seen of his face she had not thought  him remarkable in appearance���������this  mm was without doubt singularly  handsome. She had believed the bowed form belonged to ��������� a man of' 50 at  least; whereas this man could not have  been more, and was proably less than  35; A vague sense of vexation filled  her, and she wished she had not yielded to the ridiculous impulse which had  brought her thither. Then., in a moment, a revulsion of feeling made her  glad, with a great-throb, of gladness,  that she had: obeyed the dictates of  her folly. He looked up from, the fire,  gazed at her disti-actodly for half a  second, and when he spoke his voice  showed no surprise.    ,  " Come in and shut, the door," was  his greeting; " I have been wanting  you.",' -.',.-;,. ��������� ,:' ������������������'  "You are alone, as usual?" sho asked,   drawing   nearer.   ��������� ' ;'���������  "I  am  always  alone.   Why in  the  world did you, come?"  ������������������'.,-':  ���������     " You had a telegram just now, in  the garden,'    she explained; " I feared it might be bad news."  '.'He   gave   a little,    hard,   mirthless  laugh.    " Bad news has long ceased to  he possible in my ���������life," he said���������coldly.  "Was that.why you came?"  .   "Yes.", ...'   ��������� ������������������-... ;-./     .;'.  ^" Reason, enough to keep most peor  pie away," he remarked" drily. They  looked at each other and were silent!  At last she asked: " Why do you walk  round and round your lawn every ev-  'ening ?"..'; . '"���������������������������   ^  Ho shrugged his shoulders. "Force  '..ot, habit, I suppose; it is the way I  think."        ;;; ���������.-.',������������������   ..  Then, hastily changing the subject,  he inquired: " What will your mother  say when you tell her where you've  been?"  "I don't think it will occur to her  to ask. Her thoughts are taken up  at the present moment,"���������she glanced  at: the clock���������"in accepting an ��������� of f er  of mirriage on my behalf. She is an  admirable woman; I. am her sixth  daughter, and when she has disposed  of me we shall all have been married  before the age of 24."  The girl was gazing at him steadily  nnd without flinching; vaguely she  found herself wondering if there had  ever been a time in her life When she  had not known him���������when, in fact, this  stranger had not been-her first and  greatest thought, the supreme, interest  which completely filled tho emptiness  of hor world. So had love come to her  unsought; and as yet she knew it not  by that name. When she spoke her  voice -was low(1and appealing: "Well,  it can matter little how'one works  out one's destiny: if in the end all will  infallibly turn out well. For instance  [shall marry this man of my mother's  choice, and perhaps for a few years we  will lie miserable together; but at last  d'-nth will free ons of us, and then  life's object will becorap clear, and I  wilt view it with the. impartiality of my  last hour, from the standpoint of age,  experience or resignation, as a charming picture in a' circular frame, and  shall smile to see how well the colors  ft    amused   me    to    wonder what we j  should  say  to  each  other  if  ever wo  met."  " Yet,',' said the girl, " I wonder that  you can hold such happy theories about  life? Do you really believe that your  riddle will  be solved ?"  " I think," he answered gravely, "it  was solved by tho telegram you saw  me open in the garden ; it brought mo  the news of my poor wife's death���������and  you came to save me from the horror  of my   thoughts." -,,.���������...  ',. Tha girl would have drawn away her  hands, but he detained them; she  swayed a little, and ho supported her  with his arm. "I must go back," she  said faintly. He folded her cloak about  her tenderly. " I am going to tako you  home,"  he said.       ,  SOME    INFORMATION    ABOUT  SOCIAL LEGISLATION.  ITS  .1 Lam" Where There Arc So I'licin-tloycil,  "sVlicre I lie Hours of Ijibur Are .Slioi-i,  am! friicre IiKllgt-nt Old People Arc  Tcnsloncd. ;'  fascination the dark shadowy prints  left in the flat whiteness. The tall  stranger, with the grave face and athletic though now stooping form, had  nover shown the slightest desire to  make friends; indeed, had seemed  determined to avoid any chance or risk  ��������� of doing so. Years ago, when the girl's  mother had called upon the lonely  newcomer, she had found him at hoihe  and he only acknowledged, the visit by  a polite note of thanks, explaining that  he never made or received calls, and  lived a life of study and unbroken solitude. To-night, as her mother talked, and the girl's attention wandered  to the growing number of blue-gray  footprints in the snow, an unusual circumstance arrested her thoughts and  drew her still farther from the sordid  and wearisome conversation. A servant  came out of the house and handed to  the man an orange-colored envelope,  which he did not open till he -was  again  alona.  Then  he  disappeared.  The girl returned to consciousness  with a slight start, and became dimly  aware. of a question in her mother's  . face and voice. She risked, at random,  the first answer that occurred to her:  " Oh, yes, if you like, mother I" Tho  reply was evidently appropriate. A  smile diffused the hard, weary features  of the elder woman; tho very silk of  : her gown seemed to squeak sudden approval.  " My dear good child, this is sweet  of you I That poor young man will bo  so happy." Whereupon iho dear good  child was enveloped in a black silk embrace, and covered with impulsive  kisses.  ."And'will you tell him so yourself,  dearie; or shall I see him alone first?  J. expect you will both feel a'little shy  and   constrained."  " I should like you to see him by  yourself/mother," said the girl, rising  and wondering with complete disinter-  ' est what would be the outcome of her  mental aberration and wandering response.  " 4nd I may tell him���������" said the  mother   eagerly.  "Anything you like," her daughter  answered/as she  disappeared.  The servant entered with a tea tray,  made up the fire, and lowered the  blindls. The girl passed swiftly  through (he hall, wrapping a soft gray  cloak about her as she went, and then,  opening a side door, and closing it  quietly behind her, she slipped out into the snow-covered garden. In the low  hedge which divided it from the neighboring patch there was a broken space  '.a rge enough to squeeze through, and  a moment  later  she    was    skimming  "Poor little girl I" he muttered, rising, and, leaning against the mantelpiece, ho looked down at her with  yearning, dreamy eyes. "Shall I tell  you the riddle of my life ?" he asked.  She   assented.  "Ten yeara ago I married the girl  my father chose for me���������an heiress,  the only child of rich and indulgent  parents. Wo. did not lovo each other  ���������a punishment which I doubtless deserved. Less than a year after our  marriage I firsc noticed a strange expression in my wife's face, which day  by day became more apparent, and  then she began to talk strangely and  to say senseless things. Vainly I strove  to fight, the fear which was fast growing to certainty, till at last the violence of a mad woman loft rrie in  doubt /ho longer as to the terrible  thing .which had come upon me. . I discovered then, that her grandmother  had died in an asylum!, and that a  brother, whose very existence had been  hidden .from me, had shot himself while  temporarily insane. I won't describe  to you tho horror of the next few  months, when the best brain doctors  in London pronounced her case hopelessly incurable and when I had done  all I could to restore the balance of her  disordered mind, without avail. 1 di  not: want to send the poor thing away;  but the matter was taken out of- my  hands. When I wa.s rerov'eriiiK. from  a knife wound in my left temple���������you  see I am destined lu carry a reminder  of her to my grave���������the doctors insisted on -n moving her to an asylum,  and there I.have, been obliged to leave  har  ever  since."  The girl had drawn nearer to him;  his story had been a shock to her, but  her thoughts were not of herself. "How  dreadful!" she said, "and how lonely  you must often be I Why have you  never let me know you all these years?"  " I-^I dared not 1"��������� he turned away.  He did not see the glor.v of love and  suffering that shone in her soft dark  eyes. Maybe he heard both in her  voice, for there stole into his eye3 the  light of happiness.  ' " It was unkind of you," she said; "I  might have,been better than nothing."  She crept close to him!, and shyly  put her hands in one of his; ho bent  over them, holding them to his brow:  " Little'girl you don't understand," he  said softly. " Better than nothing I���������,  it was just because you are better than'  every thing, that I could not say to you1  'Cornel' Every day since I first came  here I think I would have given my  soul ,to see you como in at the door  as you did to-night. And so the years  passed. -I w^as often lonely, but it satisfied ma' to know that you were near.  POINTED PARAGRAPHS.     ���������  Never hit a man when he's got you  down. ,.     ���������.������������������'. ,:..-���������.    ,   !''..,      .''���������.��������� 1  Breakfast  is  anot her  name  for   the  oatineal. , "-.',.', <  A    gratuitous    falsehood    naturally  gives itself uway.  Men of sense sometimes makes cents  out of nonsense; '���������;...,  The poorest marksman may accidentally hit  the target.  Letters of credit may be properly  termed .'.capital  letters.  Motto of a club1 rnan: "Late to bed  .and.early   to  ryes.-','  The comely lass is ������������������ responsible for  many: a lacerated heart.  It's foolish to supply your wants with  unhealthfu.  supplies.   ���������  Tho world would soon cease to gyrate if it were not for; our hobbies.  It may take nine tailors to make a  man, but one woman can break him.  'It is surprising what, an" amount of  nothing, some   people   can   accomplish.  Parents should send their naughty  children to a nautical training school.  No man ever gets so poor that he  can afford to have holes in his pockets.-" .','   '���������-,���������������������������    .'���������..���������'"������������������ .'.:" '-���������    " .:  Giving advice to women and throwing stones at dogs has much the same  effect;   , ������"'' ���������'���������'.'.��������� .,     . ")   ���������.���������'���������  Remember, when you break the silence that the least said is the soonest  mended. ���������'..'������������������ i .... , -,. ���������....  The man who doesn't believe in heaven or the other place always wants the  earth.'  Many of our laws seem to have been  created for the purpose of executing  injustice.   "     , ������������������'   , ���������������������������'���������"  His satanical majesty never, gets  tired jollying people who boast of being  self-made. , :  .Nothing pleases a girl more than her  ability to win the man of another  girl's choice. .'���������''..'  When a married couple or a pair of  shoes  are ' exactly   alike   they   fail   to  make a fitting pair. '  Many an ignorant man is credited  with superior intelligence simply because he doesn't..try to' 'show off.-    ��������� -.,'  The ideal juror is a man who never,  reaxls the papers, or if he does is unable to understand what he reads.      ', ,       ,,,,,,,  ��������� ,. ,  -       -.       ;      enormous tracts of land or other real  Some men resemble postage stamps; estate unless he pays the "penalty of  they stick to one thing until they get success.'" The railway and telegraph  there���������but you've' got to lick them I lines are owned by the government.  first-' ; (The graduated  hind  tax  has been  in  It  is  said  that  riches  have  wings; | operation   for     some   time,   and   the  the price of ostrich feathers would in-' ?,rLends, o������ the government claims that  -'���������            adfrnirably.      According   to  New* Zealand is dubbed "the.country  of overlegislation,'* that is, J by those  within her borders, whose interests  are not served by* her legislative acts,  and those , outside whose educa tion' in  political economy will not permit,them  ���������to* believe-that some of the peculiar  laws'of tlits remote land will stand  tho test of every-day practical use,  writes J. Martin Miller from Christ-  church, New Zealand.        '''',, '���������,'.'  Although New Zealand is a British  colony, she governs herself independently of the mother country. This is  just , as true, howtever, .;���������; of the other  six colonies - of Australasia.- But in  the compiling of and tampering with  the statute, book, New Zealand: lias  been much more aggressive than 1 any  of the .'other colonies, and has; been  right at the fore':front bfrall countries as the pioneer, in w-hat is termed  by many people "experimental legislation."'. . '-���������������������������''���������:���������'.-'���������������������������,���������:. .-'..���������...',��������� . ...���������.-;-.  Here is a country far.from the great  markets of the world, but Wonderfully  rich in natural resources-.agriculture,  timber and coal,"Precious;metals, .to  some extent, are mined with profit!  ���������In addition to several .small islands  which are dependencies, New Zealand  comprises;two:-largo-islands, .separated  by a channel���������Cook's' Strait���������fourteen  miles wide at .the narrowest point.  These, are called North and South, Islands', the latter being a little the  larger.. The total area " is : 101,471  square miles. New Zealand has four  smart towns, namely Auckland,; Wellington, Dunedin and, Christchurch, all  seaports, With a population of .about  50,000 each. The distance across the  Tasrnan Sea, between New Zealand and  Australia proper, is 1,'JOO miles. The  population of New Zealand, in round  numbers, is 750,000 whites and 40,000  aborigines, .or Maoris.'"���������'������������������ ��������� \-  Practically there ana *.'������������������'   ":-.'-..  ' NO -.UNEMPLOYED. ���������':"������������������.  in New Zealand. That is to say, the  .unemployed; difficulty���������the grave problem, based on the presence in a coin-,  munity of large bodies of able-bodied,  meii unable to obtain work���������does not  exist. . Such seems to'be the plain fact  in New Zealand, without the least indulgence  in  hyperbole.    ,        ,  There are two political parties, the  Liberals and- Conservatives. To the  former the latter' attribute all the  "evils of bad legislation," but the Liberal's still keep in power, and the people seem to bo with them, although the  leading newspapers of the: colony 'are  Conservative and "with the rich men,"  ns the-Liberals.say.*-'v  No corporation or individual can own  I "Then as to our early closing movement. At first this also received a  great deal of criticism, and a consid.  erable amount of opposition���������-particularly from the shopkeepers. They believed, and in the absence of practical  trial such belief was not lo be wondered at���������that early closing was going, to be inimical to their welfaie a ad  detrimental to their business. It has  not proevd to be so. .'On the contiary,  the; effect of legislative enactment-  compelling all   to close  AT A  CERTAIN  HOUR,  has brought the business conditions of  al! to a comjmoii level, and so reduced  tho  friction  of profitless  competition  of that kind.   I have been peison.illy  assured by'many    shopkeepers 111 all  parts of the colony that neither  their  earnings nor their takings have diminished since the system has been inaugurated.   On the other hand, it has  been  the means of giving  to a l.u ga  section of our workers���������the shop employes���������more' reasonable hours, gieater time for persona) recreation, i.uger  leisure for the acquirement of pei sou-  al, culture; and    that very   fact, has,  incidentally, enabled  the employes  to  give better results to  those who employ them.   I am glad to say that tho  great: majority of shopkeepers now re-  cognize'that the early closing legislation has been of material benefit, and  L feel persuaded that" they would not  care to revert to the foimor condition  of  things.   The  provisions of   the  act  are  strictly   enforced,   but,   in   noting  that,  I   should  add   that   the gi'neral  recognition';of  the "value  of the law  by the shopkeepers is such that interference  is, seldom  needed.      No   1 eal  hardship has resulted to anybody.   Of  tliat I am confident.-The act is sufficiently elastic to;.make piovision for  the needs; and peculiarities of diffei-  eht- classes of business./    Ceit.un exceptions; are made in the cases of hairdressers, fruiterers;    and others concerned in the wants of,travellers, and  so forth,  while hotels do not come under the act; at all, being properly supervised   under* the  licensing  acts    Of  course, the weekly half;holiday is vsith  us compulsory,   as is    the observance  of  all   public holidays.    Wheie,  however,  a  week includes a holiday,  the  granting of  the regular  half holiday  is not enforced;  dicate  that wings also  have  riches.  Fair weather friends' are plentiful  but few are willing to hold an umbrella over you during a storm of adversity. , ' ,.     1    ;  A man can sometimes learn a great  deal by studying the disposition of  women���������but the tuition usually comes  high. ���������  Many of the world's greatest men  are unknown to fame. They are great  becasue they share their joys with others and keep their sorrows strictly to  themselves. ���������'���������       ..   ';.  HE TOLD HIM HOW OLD* THE BARN  '.-'.'.��������� 1      .    WAS.  The old practice of badgering witnesses has almost (disappeared from  many courts, but in) some itfis still  kept u-i���������sometimes, however, ��������� to the  damage of the crots-examinor.  (Lawyer   S is   well known    for his  it works  this law the laborer who owns a very  modest: home, or the farmer who has a  small tract of land he,'is struggling  to improve, -pays, the lowest rate of  taxation. The. man who owns a little  more property than either of these is  taxed a degi"ee higher, and so on, until the man who is very rich, with his  thousands of acres, would pay the. highest rate in the schedule. The goyern-  inenjt: does its, assessing' in it/a own  way. and if any one is dissatisfied and  tliiniks the valuation is too high on  his particular, property, the goverr^-  ment stands ready, according to the  law, to buy the land at the assessed  valuation and pay cash for the: same.  Many large tracts have been bought  by lhe government in this way and  sold out to small farmers on credit at  a very slight advance on the price  paid. This has operated to greatly develop New Zealand's large tracts and  added very materially to the general '. ..,-���������/'.'    .....'..,  \VEALTH OP THE COMMUNITY.  I soutrht an interview with'.the Hon.  uncomely   ttiabits.   IHe   cuts   his;   hair ; J. G. Ward, the ex-Treasurer of  New  about four  times a year/ and the rest i Zealand, and   recognized in London aa  of   the time   looks    decidedly    ragged I ,J-B, ,B-'"eafest' fmaneier  in ���������the, colony,  ,        ' ,,-��������� ��������� , . i and at: home as a great political ccon-  about the ears. ,He was making a!onlisl;, He has. been in active politics  witne.'sdescribe a barn which! figured | iu New Zealand for eleven years, and  in his last case. j his opinion   is    regarded   most  highly  ,   How long had   the.  barn been built? j wherever   lie   is  known   regardless  of  Oh, I don't know. About a year, mob- I political  affiliations.  hy': About nine months,, p'r'aps. .   Said.1:  "Mr. Ward, has the New Zea-  IBut just    how longfi   'fell     the! jury eland  Parliament, in your opinion, en-  how long it had been built,  '���������    ��������� I tictrd any law in the line of social leg-  Well, 1   don't knowi exactly. Quite a i islal.in'n  Unit   the people of your coun-  while.                                                                ( try  would   liki-  to  ha v.!  repealed?"  Now, Mr.  f! , you. pass for an in-j     "There are not many penplu in New  telligent farmer, and.yet you can't tell : Zealand," said Mr. Ward, "who would  mo how .old   this barn is; and v*ou have   how  mggesl.   any  al.tt'inpt   to    repea*  lived on the next faruil for ten, years.  Can you .toll miv how oldt your own  barn is? Come, now, tell me now" old  your own house is, if you think you  know.  Quick as lightning the: old farmer  'replied:  Ye want to know how old my house  is, do ye? .Well, it's, just about as old  as you be, and .ineeds the roof seeing  to about as bad.   '  In the roar that -followed the  witnets stepped down, and. Lawyer S���������  didn't call him back.   .    . '  CARRIED OUT.       .  Dinks.    Was    Growler's    purpose  of  whipping   tho editor carried  out?  Banks. No; but Growler was.  FRANK RESERVE.  Yes,    the owl's  the bird of wisdom���������  To his method lot us cling;  He hoots,   and   hoots,    and hoots,   and  hoots,.. '  But never tells a thing*.  any  of   the social   legislation  we  havo  plac.t'il   upon   our  statu to   books."  "For .instance,' take our conciliatory  and arbritation laws. At first they  were very stoutly opposed; it was a  hard-fought political battle, but success followed. In practice the law has  been the means of ameliorating tho  strife, that from time to time, must  necessarily arise between the industrial classes and their employers. In  these cases���������and they have been many  ���������lhat have come up for consideration  in all parts of the colony, it has  brought about a workable and econom,-  ical solution, of tho difficulties which,  under other conditions, would have developed into strikes���������the old method  of settlement, ruinous alike to employers and employed, ��������� I feel quite  certain that no- appreciable percentage of either class would now allow  any part of this legislation to be repealed, or for a moment tolorato the  suggestion*, ,'Any action will be in  the direction of improvement and extension.  "We have;.'very strict factory icgu-  lations. Since its enactment the condition of factory employes has gic.it-  ly improved, and some of llie latgest  factory owners in the colony aie fully  in accord With the principle of the acts.  Indeed, bona fida factories are helped, for the old loose; system woiked  largely to the benefit of the sueateis,  who are now rigidly kept under, Of  course, friction occurs at times, but  that:  is  inevitable.        , ���������  "Touching now on the question of  ':���������'' '.' OLD AGE PENSIONS  have you definitely settled youi policy  in that;matter, Mr-; Ward t" ' Yes, definitely. iWe-have established the  scheme.; It is too elaborate to be surveyed in detailnow; but, briefly, every  man or woman in New. Zealand o\er  the age,of G5.wo.ll hencefoiward bo entitled to a pension, the maximum sum  being ������18, ������90, yearly-per individual  pensioner. Of course theie aie conditions.: The parties must have resided  in ��������� tie colony for twenty-five yeai *������  continuously���������the necessity for such  clause is obvious���������and they must ha  really in need of the money , if thoy  are. capable of earning ������51 per year  they.aro not considered in need Really the object is to see that no man or  woman who, through no fault of hii  or hers; is in a Condition of poverty,  shall be starved or be needlessly pauperized." "������������������ Under our scheme few new  officials are to be appointed, if any.  The money will be distributed to approved pensioners by: the postal officers. No new ' department w ill "ba  created; the act is to be-administered  by the registrar of friend).-, socretiei  as executive officer under tho minis,  ter." ���������/���������.-'  "But, Mr. Ward, what of the cost  of all thls?-; "The cost will be considerable. . One hundred thousand  pounds a year eventually, I suppose,  not so much at first. It will come  from the consolidated revenue. Once  it. is recognized to be the duty of (Instate to niake provision for the .iged  the revenue must bee adjusted fiorn  time to time to make propoi piovisiou  for the purpose. But I should like to  say as to all these questions that wlioro  a necessary and salutary-law is made,  at whatever ..cost;-there., are always  coihperisating elements, ln a -very  few years matters right themselves,  and we are recouped for any ievenuo  conceded in the first instance We have  made some       .    .  ���������ENORMOUS CONCESSION.1--,  in  our  colony, in   that  way,  bul   they  have all  been riiade  up with  ono  exception.    We reduced,!;he island postal  telegraph  rate from Is to Gd some  time ago, and so far the loss sustain-   '  ed  in   that connection   has    not    Iwen  fully   recovered,  but   I   have  110 doubt:  (hat   it   will   h:-.   The  old-age  pension'  schemi'  as   il:   represses   the  evidences  and  harder  aspects of pauperism and  keeps   the   aged   in   their  owu   homes,  in .some measure of imlope.udonco, will  add   Io   tins   health   and   lone, of    the  social   fabric  generally,  and   so  prove  in  time  to be ihe remedy of its own  apparent    defect   iu    the    matter    ol  cost."  , "Mr. Ward, in I Ii l* short.trip I made  through   the. colonies   of New   South  Wales, Victoria  and Tasmania, I    see  that   the federation of   all the .colonies with a national capital, such, as'we,  have in the United States, is a burning question.   How does New Zealand  stand on federation?"   "A question a  little difficult  to answer, perhaps,  in  concise terms,  The people of New Zen- '  land are concerned, and greatly concerned,   as  to the  future  of  n   great  continent, such as Australia, but l am  compelled  to say that, in the opinion  of the majority of, our publicists, federation will  not be acceptable to New  Zealanld.   ��������� [Che main   reason   is    that,  there  is  such  a  wide  stretch  of   sea  between us and Austral hi.   Yea,  I believe that federation "ill come for flu  other   Australian    colonies,     but:   New  Zealand will have to be excluded/'  5   **  J   ha  l    ?������*>'  ocl  is  1 at]  *i  >  s (������nf  C *or"g  s   awfl  ' ;<��������� ii  H  , vf*  '-    *re.  v .ical  J   ?������  < nc  -   ;tr*i  S    ill*;  *>   M-irl  )  l,dei  < ^h'������  j  Va<^  ���������  -ceil  \   ia-3  '. foi  } r-ur4  <     *   j  r      "J  1    Ulfl  \   -ley]  1   at!  \   all]  1   oxi  ,v" <ng]  >, JM  - s  *fl  ^ t i  c ��������� 1  C- HlJ  -'   er3|  "a-'n-B  "vCuoH  r.1 h������l  ���������hei  ��������� n*W  'onH  '" n-B  '���������' Z-*H  '���������''8'������  ' ��������� i0W  ' 'S-Jfil  , -- ^****  '-.,'*������H0j  ,, Jtwa  ' he9  " -f--Ki  v  ,0.1  fl  >-���������'<  "raj  ���������Hi  *  ���������< k\  <  "  .*��������� fl  I  J'.  ���������as  fgf\  WSJ  y.   .Iro  '-��������� ii '���������&%  S'.t!:--        ���������'* *���������."*���������*     ������������������ ������,-.���������������" 1'I'     i|.."'.Jj   ���������( "i.V,".,-|6"j,i'Lr"*ni*-K*   ".   I 1"    i.������ ���������,'.'".���������������.������    -V      V   '. 1        1'    "-lfi n.  k  it  THE ENGLISH COURT.'  Mas  Always   Been  lUsi-ri'lt  In   lis  Choice  of |,'i'lc������<ls.  There cannot be favorites in a-w-ell-  n-ganized modern court like that cf  Great Britain. With the strong light  of publicity now heating upon tho  throne, there must'be, no preferences  in favor of , ambitious intriguers, no  patronage of millionaires on account  of their money, no degrading intimacies with people of sullied reputations.  The English royal family under thc  queen"s direction has always been discreet in its choice of friends. Its influence has steadily increased during  her reign because its dignity has been  maintained, and because the court has  been singularly free from public scandal. (The sovereign, the princes and  tho princesses have had intimate  friends, but these associates have been  treated with a certain reserve, and  not allowed to assume anything like  familiarity  of  manner.  in consequence of this discretion in  making friends and acquaintances, the  members of tho royal family have been  enabled to meet the most famous Eug-  IL-ihmeh of their time, and to do much  to elevate and purify society. Their  patronage: is eagerly' sought for every  philanthropic enterprise, every humane cause and every progressive  movement. Their prestige and example are worth much whenever any  practical "work is to be done in any  field of human effort. '  If there were favorites at court trading upon their intimacies with royalty  and dragging partisans of their own  into conspicuous places, there would be  a succession of scandals. Royalty in  En-gland has been jealous of its reputation during -the Victorian reign.  Its political authority has declined,  but its social influence has greatly  Increased.  "No Eye Like the  Master's Eye."  You are master of yoitr  health, and if you do not  attend to duty, the blame is  easily located. If your blood  is out of order, Hood's Sar-  saparilla. will purify it' -  It is the specifio remedy for troubles  of the blood, kidneys, bowels or liver.  Kidneys ��������� " My kidneys troubled me,  aud on udrico took Hood's S.irsapnrilla  ���������which gave prompt relict,' better appetite.  My slaep la refrcshi-itf. It cured ruy *vIfo  also." Miciiaei, BoYi.it, 3475 Denny Street,  ..Pittsburg, Pa. "���������   ~   '.���������'.'  Scrofulous Humor-" I was in terrible  condition from tho itching and burning of  scrofulous humor. Grew, worao under  treatment of several doctors.' Took Hood's  Sarsaparllla and Hood's Fills. These cured  me thoroughly."   J. J. LrrrLr-; Fulton, N. Y  GOLD CARELESSLY HANDLED.  flie C;ir<..lcs9 Way In Which the Klondike  illl-icr* Look After Their iinlA.  Men have risked a great deal in the  search for Klondike gold, but the way  it is handled in that country would  astonish those who are accustomed to  bankers' methods. Miss Flor - Shaw,  writing from Dawson City to the London Times, says that the carelessness  with':which. the gold is handled at the  mines is equai to the recklessness with  which it is spent in town. ''���������*���������' "!  On account of its weight, the men, do  not, as a rule, carry thoir own gold.  In tho log cabins in which the miners  live it has to take its chance along  with boots, cooking utensils and provisions, waiting to be transported by  the first pack-train passing down to  Dawson.1 Any receptacle is good enough to hold gold. : Old tobacco canisters and apricot tins-stand full of nuggets upon tho shelves, and ��������� sacks of  gold dust are flung upon the floor. One  little pack-train of three mulos brought  down, riot long ago, oho hundred and"  twenty thousand dollars' worth of gold  in common sacks, over which tho mule-  driver, acting on his own responsibility  fastened a bit of sail-cloth, lest a  mule, falling on a rock or against 'a  branch, should accidentally"-rip open  a sack and spill the contents. Tho whole  lot was thrown with other goods into  tho packer's office, and left there until the following morning.  On another occasion forty thousand  dollars' worth was sent down on one  horse. The packer in charge did not  know who had given it to him, and  there was no sign of ownership attached. It was duly claimed the next  morning and identified by the fact  that within the larger sack of dust  waB a small sack of nuggets.  The bags are never sealed, but are  merely tied at'tho. mouth, by a leathern  thong or a bit of twine.  Hood's 1'IIIe euro Utct 11U; the non-lrrltatlng acd '���������  only cathartic t<> take with Hooo'a aarsKpartlhu  BIRTHDAYS A"ND GEMSJ ��������� ���������  It is rare to meet a person who does  not confess to the fascination of precious stones.: Tho charm of an opal,  for instance, seems more than the rainbow suspended in its hidden waters,  It seems to moan hope, and life or  death, and the promise of life after  death, :.with its ever changing, ever  new, reflections.  Here is an interesting classification  of the appropriate gems for each person to wear:���������  Those born in January should wear  garnet, signifying friendship and fidelity ; February, amethyst, sincerity and peace; March, bloodstone, wi s-  dom, courage and firmness; April, diamond, innocence ; May,. emerald,, beloved and happy ; June, agate, health,  wealth and long life; July, ruby, content; August; sardonyx, conjugal felicity; September, sapphire, sanity, peace  and ease of rnind; October, opal, hope;  November, topaz, friendship and true  love; December, turquoise, success.  THE CHILLY  WHY  HE  PREFERS  DAYS.  th'    atmosphere,  better than hot  Lots  o'  ozone  In  Weary.  Correct,    but   it's  weather,  me  boy.  How so?  'Cause in hot weather you perspires,  an thet's th next most degradin' thing  to takin   a bath.  WANTS TO MAKE IT PERMANENT.  Our new boarder came hero just for  a temporary, home.  Well?  Now  he wants, to marry my daugn-  CAUSE FOR ANGER;  Husband���������Why are you so angry at  the   doctor? ���������        '.--'��������� l'  Wife���������When I told him I bad a terrible tired feeling, he told mo to show  him ��������� my tongue.  la Tn<si������Jii-in   Iflfi    RELIANCE!'.- CIGAR  La. I OSCana,  IUI/.   FACTORY, Montreal.  ,      BOUND TO WIN.  Your Honor, said tho Irish barrister  as he rose to plead his client's cause,  I shall first prove to the jury that  my client did not commit the crime  with which be stands charged. If that  does not convince the jury, I will show  that he was insane when ho did it.  If the jury be oven then unconvinced  I shall prove ah alibi.  RHEUMATISM CURED  Mr. F. Cole, Well-Known in  Windsor, Rejoices  B-oihto flc Used noildt'n Kidney Pills null  Was Thoroughly nud "Permanently  Cured of Shemi-atl.sin���������Dodd's Kidney  Pills Always Care Hthenmutlgm.  Windsor, Feb. 27.���������Who hasn't felt  tho torturing twinges of Rheumatism?  It is safe to say that there are not one  hundred families in Canada in which  Rheumatism has not been an unweU'  come visitor.  This' being the case, the following  statement given for publication must  have a deep aruT ��������� abiding interest for  the great majority of Canadians.  Every person who suffers from Rheumatism Will rejoice to find a medicine I  that will positively cure it; thoroughly  and pormaiiently root it out of the.  system entirely, as it has been shown  thousands of times Dodd's Kidney  Pills do. i  Mr. F. H. Cole, whoso permanent  residence is in Detroit, Mich., but who  is equally well-known in Windsor, Ont.,  hud boon a great sufferer .from Rheumatism and Kidney Disease.  He-gave fair and patient trial to a  number of Ko-callod "Rheumatism  Cures," etc., but not one of them gave  him more * than even temporary relief.  Then a friend urged him to give  ���������Dodd's Kidney Pills a trial. Half reluctantly he did so, and he has been  thankful ever since that he did  so. ���������'.    i'-    ' '      I   [  He used only four boxes, but that  quantity was sufficient to .cloan the  taint out of his blood thoroughly. Today he is sound and well in every bone,  muscle, sinew, nerve and organ in  the body���������thanks to Dodd's Kidney  ���������Pills.  Dodd's Kidney Pills, the only known  unfailing cure for Kidney Complaints,  ;are sold by all druggists, at fifty cents  a bor, six boxes ������350; or sent, on receipt of price, by The Dodd's Medicine  Co., Limited, Toronto.  Iowa Farms far Sale, $2 par acre  cash,  Bal-  anos J- orop until paid.  J. Mulhall, Sioux City, la.  A   CALL   TO  ARMS.  Wesley, said his wife, sleepily, as she  plaintive,wail of the- infant broke the  stillness of the midnight hour ; Wesley,  heed  the  advice of Kipling.  What is that,? he grunted from beneath  the  coverlet.  Take up the white man's burden.  To Paint the Rose  Were absurd; ' to praise Catarrhozone  would be superfluous. But if  you have catarrah:and feel hopeless  about curing it, we assure you that  Catarrhozone never fails to effect a  cure. It is neither ointment, wash nor  snuff,' but a pleasant remedy, which is  carried by air directly to the diseased  parts. It you send your address we  will send you a trial bottle and inhaler free, knowing that a trial will give  you confidence in it.  N..C. Poison Ss Co., Kingston, Ont.  WORKS DIFFERKN'TLY SOMETIMES  As the statement of : an abstract  scientific truth, soUlr-quized the physician, it is strictly correct to say  that cold contracts. But there are exceptions.-  It was the height of the influenza'  season, and he was looking at his bank-  account.  SUCH AN ADMISSION!  I do hope they'll put off the beginning of the next century another  y ear.  ���������Why  so, Miss.Passay?  Because it will be such an admission  don't you know, to say you remem-  bter things in tho last century.  MAKING HIS FORTUNE.  He, Dora, dear,, do you think you  could consent to be a poor man's wife?  No; if he had mo and still thought  himself poor, I wouldn't want to be  his  wife. ,  j  He's going  to bo rich.  TAKEN  HIS WORD.  The Bashful Lover���������Miss Emily, I���������  er���������hem I , :   '  She, sweetly���������Do you. Air. Mamma's  dear ? Now, wouldn't you like to join  our  sewing  cIass ? ,.���������,-.  Catarrh, Cannot he Cured      ,  with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, an thoy can.  ir-ot reach tho s-.at of th disi-a'e. Catarrh is a  blood or com llutlonal dl>ea>o, and in onlor to  euroltyi.u must tak-internal remi-die,-. Ha IV  Catarrh Cnro Ik taken internally, an 1 iicm directly on tho blood and mucouH gurfacea. Hull'-  Catarrh Curo 1h not a quack nioilielno. It.-va--  ipreBcribed by onr of lhe oei-tphyKicianB In thin  country for year������, and la a regular i roJcrlp-  'tton. It l������ , ompoaed of tho boat lonlco known,  combined -v.th lhe beHt blood purine���������, actin.:  'diroctly nn tho mucous Kurfacos-. ..Tho perfect  'combination of the two Ingredient is what  produces i>uoh wondorful resulti" In curing  Catarrh.   Send for *������'-->*.<*-- 'n lain, free.  K. J. CHI- NICY & CO., Toledo. 0,  Sold by Drug-risU. price 7."cl  Hall's Family Pills are the bosk.  THE   REASON.  Papa, said Benny Bloobumper; why  are  days of grace allowed on a1 note?  To avoid weeks of,.disgrace, replied  Mr. Bloobumper.  WP������ 961  CALVERT'S  Carbolic Disinfectants, Soaps, Ointment, Tooth Powdors, etc., havo been  awarded 100 medals and diplomas for.super!or  ���������xcelloBoe. Th-ir regular una prevent infuctl-  cu������ dlsBHsea. A-ik your dealer lo obtain a  supply.   Lists mail-id free on application.  F. 0. CALVERT & CO.,  MANOHSSTSR,   ���������   -     ENGLAND,  RETURNS IN ONE WEEK.  "Wo want good Butter, Egg's, Poultry, eto.  Ship to uh, and yon will iiive your errnh in a  ���������week or lo-s 'THK AIKENHKAD PHODUOK  CO., 83 Front St., B.. Toronto. .  SIllosi Poultry Crit is the belt digester in the market  LAURKNT1AN SAND * GRAVEL Co., Montreal.  MONTRKAI,  The " Balmoral," Free Bus ffi-ffjig:  Kgems ������reViff,.,.,IS;>o:,,^.n;S Warner  _ torj ami Uonse.   EtcluBire territory.  ROWJ5LL * UUI1Y   ^ -     : Chi.-ue-j and Montreal  CUTTIMG SCKOOL-^i0.", ^������"1  alogue.        C. & P. SCHOOL CO.,  MontrtJI.  DlvAiiVv-i'a'f'ieim _Curo assured in 24 houre,  KrlBUnl'iallSm       anewspeoillc, sentbynuil  on receipt of $1: DE. ROTTBY, r.O. Box 305, Montreal.  pie  "*3--U-,C-L3E������03^C-.-fo03t^X5B  OATaLOIJUBFUBlr.  Q. H. CRIM, Mfff Co., Montreal.  SAU8AQI 0A8IHC8���������N������w Importatlono finest Kntllih  Mh������������l> ������u* Amorloan Hor 0������olng5���������r������ll������We loodi >*  riakt prli������. tJlB.sU BLAOkwKll a CO...������oMatfc_  nhsmrtfan evaporators for maple  O-TlciBIipiUn        SVItUP.   O.talo^u, free.  ;,-'1 ��������� O.'H. ORIM'HFQ. CO., Muutreal.  IE jo\lb������T������������By APPLES, BUTTER, ECCflo. POULTRY  to ihlj), ship tkcia to  Tha  Dawson   Commission   Co., Lirr-ited,  TORONTO  CUTTINC".SCHOOL  Write for special terras during  Jn.iiua.j- and  ���������rebruary.   S. CORKIGA.N, 113 Yonge 8c.  ."'"'   for Dr.Wlilte-������--o.,k.:Dr..Wliite-������,'U-'S0  Not H ilr Grower Co., Muntrea  zaA Ohloajo.  Mill*. Mills A H&Iok.  Bni*riM������ri������,eto..r������raoYeu  to VTeiley Bldgs., Rleb  mond at. W.. Toronto.  Careful attention to the smallest detais enable uniform production  of quality and flavor.    Try  i������s252!3  xr'LOiV   1 i������A Lead packu_.es. 25, 30, 40, 50 and 60c.  /poitioy's Improved  \jmugz Tops   REDEIVEO TUB HI0HE3T AWAflD  AT THE WORLD'S FAI*t 1(03.  Oonboy'e Patont roller Top* haro mot with  su h universal fnvor 'hatctheriuanufaotur-  cr- ar������ now mulling iaf-irlor Imllutioni ������nd ,  r������I|inS thou: on tha ,-rpu',.tlOQ th*' Conhojr  Tou4 hare mi.l������. Do not bo -.-.iiodwliikcJ by  a <r' puis n w/10 'rooommauds an InferioV  make to be.lust as good.  Tho Conbov Roller "I'opii ar������ a< near pop-  feet UK Kkliled ���������roriiiiirn can mako them.  ���������.."When'you order your Bii-rgy. ctlp-jlato  -frit) y.<uro-TrlRHu builder that li. Is ti harej  a ssnuine Udnboy holler Top, as imitations  uvo never as good.  $25,000 .  $25,000  $35,O0O.   O    $25������P0O  .*T"HE best advertisement lor  any  racdioine in oae con-loir from 9. person who  huRtukeu the remedy ana has been BEN*--  KITKD. .       :    ���������  AS an introduction we wish to dis-  . tribute throughout Cunlula 200,000 puck-  ages of Dr. Green's Health SpeciUo. To ac-  .coinplfth thtB we hare deoiiled to appropriate  25,000 dollar* to, be diiitributed amongst our  . patrone.      '        '  AS to the efficiency of the Specific we could write pa-res laudatoryof its  curatire qualities. Whon we were done you would Ituowno more of It than yor.do now. so we'  slmpK say if you are troubled with Constipation, tndigontion, LIror or Kidney trouble, or any ailment htisiiik lrom a disordered stomach, and will,take one package of Br. Greek's Health Specific,  and find you are uot delighted with the results, state the faots to tills Company and we.will cheer*  fully refund your money. Used as a laiatire it has no peer, and wheu once used will never be t*Hs-  cardod for any other remedy. Send your order direct to this Company, enclosing 50 cents (no  st mp<), nnil we will mail you one package of the Specific To the writer of the first letter y.*nlT*d  enclosing fifty cent-* for one package of the remedy we will remit ten dollars ln caeh, and w> tbtf  sender of every 238th letter, thereafter, enclosing fifty c������'nts, until 200,000 order letters are received, we will remit an amount ranging from 85.00 to $5,000 OO, the total of our. presents in this  way aggregating $25,000.00.    Write quick and enclose this advertisement.' .Address-,   .:  The Sanford Ear Drum Co.,  OF TOHONTOvLIMITED,  Room E, Confederation Life Building, Toronto.  O  $25,000  o  $25,000  o  $35,000  $25;ooo  o  EBjjf-jially th-t'ee  ' wbu haTefatled  tobfccuteti *-i������t>  vrhtjre, write to  Dr. JLraott, Berlin, who will conTlucn you fcc cap cure/1.  POULTRY KEEPERS���������8llioaPoultryCHt  The best Digester lu thc mwrket, hm it contAins l*illca,  Oxide of Iron,, Lime an', MagursiM,.which xr������ all necsi-  kury to the b,!al li ami productiveness of-r*ou,tty.  LAURUNT1AN  SAND A GRAVEL CO.,  13 St. Joho St., Montreal.  First-clas<  Quality:  EITHER SINGLE orDOUBI/K  TUBE. Only a few left. Money  must accompany order.  Ei'SS'sa  WM. B. NORTHAM, -*. Torontp.:'  HARRIS LEAD  BUYS COPPER  SCRAP BRASS  "Whoiesaid only      William St., Toronto  Long Distance Telephoao 1789.  ROYAL  MAIL  STEAMSHIPS  . 8t Jobu; 3*.B., and HalifAX, to Liverpool, oatling at  Londonderry. . Larr'' *n,t fnftt 'wia , screw   steawihips  "Labiiauor." "VaNcouvEh," "Scotsman."  Superior -icooinmorlation <or Ttret Cabin. a������c-  ondOitbin and 8teoraKi- paSKOtin-ara. lt^K-a of  pai'MeLi-e- rirat Oabln.R3S.00; Hororni Oabln,  536; Sieurnce JiJ.SO and upwards aooordlnt* to  atoamor nnu berth. For all Information apply  to, Local AK������nt������, or David TonBAKOK & Co.,  Qoq'I AeenW. 17 80. Sauramenr. St.. Montroal.  and HAY FBVER Permanently Cured by 1  Irledicated Vapor Inhalation��������� a miracle of succesa. I  10 Days Trial Free. Send 15c for express on outfit.  Dr. Bay's Successful Remedy Co..Toronto, ORt. '  Dr. Hay's Anti-Oonstipation Pills always cure.  London, Enff.     Melbourne, Aus. .   Toronto, Can.  HEALTH RESTORED  ly Barry's1  Boohblndln-r,*) Send your magaxineii, h������e tbem nloelr  ���������rVlntlnK. (bound;' Bill Heads, Statements Utter  , *-*������""���������������������������������*{��������� |-Ht������d..Oards,insto^t and to order. Sen*  *oot. (oolta. \ jou and receive post-pd oounter dayVoolt  oiiH-jlMpageJ'rel.ia.HLI������aigau,S!lKin������-st Uaiailton  ra*S  H^l  UJgi  ^^  ���������^^^l^^^i^MSI  ^^P  mfi!  >i������  R(l ft P I M (i and Sheet Metal Works  U W r I 1*1 U     KOOViyu SLATE, In 3lack,  Red or Green    SLATE BLACICBOARDS (Wo suvply  ?Jarmania Oil Co., 13* Bay St., Toronto.  LOOSE L5A?  LETTER FILES  15o and 25c-with tudex.  rho Offloa Sneoialty Mf-f. 0������.,"  Limited,  122 and 1S4 B������; St., Toronto.  Factory: Sewinarket    .  Established 18U  I. COFFEE & CO.,  GRAIN AND COMMISSION  MERCHANTS,  Rooms 400-12 Board.of Trad* Building*,  TOHONXO. ONT.  Thomas Flyww    -1        >������������������-   John L. Co>s-ii  without medicine  or eipeiiKC to th������  ii.ofit diaurieit*il tstt/nmch, Liin-ts, Nei-TUR, Tjlvur, Blo-.*>dt  ttii*d-lor, Kidney*, tfruiii and lirefct-h by "  Revalenta  Arabica Food,  ������-hich SareB Turslids nnd Ohftdten, Mid nUo Reari sue*  Cffn-jTviIly Infants whum? Allmenti and Dtsbillty htut\ ra-  si-jCf d **11 *tith*"f trofttmvnt*. - It dlgeHtt wlicn &il otbel  L-'ood is r-ejected, saret W time* tt-i covi In caadiciue.  31 luvarUbU Huccmb, 100,004  , Annu-il Oures of Coostip*-  tlou, Flatultncy, Dynpep**!!*,  Indig������3tioQ, CouBiiin-ptlun, Di������beUfi( Brouchitii, Jiitiu*  frtift, O-'Uffh* A-ithm*, CaCHrib, Phlejuj, lMarrhcs-k,  Nerfoua Debility, SUeplt*i������ucs8, Dcupondencj,  ff% ������. (Limited),  ��������� ��������� "���������       street,  London, W , alio in Parla, H Kui de CaitigHoixe, an4  at ull Gruccrn, Ch-nmiKtu. and S.ui������a everywhere, in tiL������  2-s.. 3t., 6d., 6������., 5ih.. 14*. Sent oarrik-re frow. Alio Dp  Barry's Keralent* Biscuits, iu tins, Ss. 6d. And 6c  mwwwww  j Felt, Pitch,  [NO TlblS'iHf Now   . by our Arm).    Sltital Gt  niott*-, *to. Ha-stliiiht-Ha furniotind tot wurk jomptste or for  Boaterittl* shipped to an> part uf tt������ country   I'Lione 1938  ,OUTHIEA *S0N3( AdolKdo AWIdtnttr BU.,TorontO  PubiTo aou Hgi* Sohooik.ToroDiu). Ro&Dtij; Felt, Pitch,  Oo������l Tar, eta ROO/XNO TtLK (8e* Now City Uuild-  ing*, Toronto, dod-s by our firm).   Mtit-al CutUiJCn, Oor-  U.  Oftly la-KUvtloo in 0������i.adr. f*jr ikt������ eare vl  .   evtry yhn-ia of ������p������tioei dW-ret.    RstaldUbed  ta Tor*Pot������, lSi-fl.    Cure ra*r-r������n(������ed.  OHtTBOH** AUTO VOCK IVBTtTL'Tr.,  0 Pombrako BtH Toronto, Ounatra  SIS rery utMnmerer  ocun arid will Uli U  they will oonie a&d  try. IhaTO-flpnut-SOyenrii' study on this .ii>trt-EiinK .mbit.  Coma and eu.tir.fy yournaWe*. Norlik    W. K. BAT1-  "Spoola iat. J92 CailreoSt., Toronto  "iTTjy  (J&8/ d*t4 <tv<t������*  '   j  We give  this fine  WATCH  -irith chain' and charm, for selling two dor. Whitellght Wickj  at ten cents each. .So Money  Required: Write, and we will  send the Wicks, postpaid, and  our big Premium List. When  you have sold the Wicks, return the money, and we will at  oner send your watch free of,  all charge. Hundreds' have  earned fine watches working  for us, why not you? In  writing, rnention thit paper.  WHITELICHT WICK CO.,  TORONTO,  CAN.  ���������ra^*Y>>>Arfttt(i<a������>  Send ?2.50 for 6 BoxeV BOLD'8 BUItOERS. tho  now only recognized Syatom rtagulntGr and  Blodd Tonio. and wo will inril you it irunr ������nto9  lu refund tlio mono"-for a ,y case of General  i f-hility n<t cmod after'.akin.- the medioine.  TlioiiKBndnof sufTerer^ nrft daily rocoToring  !ont health by thin Groat lCnvlUh I'ro'c-ip'toa,  ihere'o:o womako you thin unbimod nuir-in-  teo.  Boltl'3 Blood, Oorne and Si-ain Dui'ders.  Cure all form-i of \ve������iknos������ 11 fithor sor arU-  Intc from impure blood, dtsoasod bone, or im-  povcri^llcd brain.  We also take this opportunity  of ihnnkin-f  Sho many doctors who liayo-spoken  to fnvor-  nhl.T '-f tho medicine.  Addroes���������  The BOLD PHARMACAL CO.,  456 Kinff St., Wost, Toronto.  STEATFOr.!), ONT.  Younrr Men and Womon properly prepared for busi-  nrssiife; ������r������du.vtes always successful ; best teachers;  large attendance : bo^rd cheap; students can enter at  any ti,, e ; Bast Commercial Sohaol In Ontario.  Write for beautiful oatalOKUe.  W. J. ELLIOTT. Principal.  '        THE MOST NUTRITIOUS.      ~  BREAKFAST���������SU P PER.  CANADA PKEMAME^T  Loan and Savings Company.  Incorporated 1855. .,  Paid-up Capital ..82,6oo,ooo  Rooorvc Fund .?.....     l,!Eo,ooo  Head OfHco���������Toronto St.,'Toronto.  Ertujoh OMI089   Winnipeg-, Man., Vanoouver, S.O.  k>KI*0-'IT>l are received at Interest, paid or ccao*  ponndod half yearly.  PEIiCJITlIUCS Usurd io Ourrenoj or Sterlinc withj  loieresi ceuponi attaohed, payable in Canada on  tn Saarland. Exeeutors and Trust-es are author!  lscd by law to Invest In the Debentures of thiq  Company. !  rONKa* A-������VA><-KI> on Real Estate security *S������  current rates and on favorable coiulitlons as to r*1  '     payment.  Vorta-aiee. and Municipal Debentures purchased.  J. HERBERT MASON  Meaaiilne; Dlrectcr.  k-lSftirft!  *T*Bh  * A^K-*M>  ������������������SK*f **  Jr .   .������ fit ������-���������������������������'  '���������-.v i ���������..������������������"J-.-h'  V      *' *i*i       " "  .rlr-i    . .. THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1899.  J*  ti  "'-i  '���������"ii  Ji  Hbe ^Dining IReview  SATURDAY MABCH IS, 3899.  THROUHG A MINISTER'S EYES.  "Goinp*  farther south one comes to  the middle district of the Kootenays,  called the Slut-an, here 011 huge ranges  exist some of the best mines in British  Columbia, situated between  the Kootenay   and   Arrow lakes.     Beginning  with   Kakiisp, on   Arrow lake,   then  Silverton.   Now Denver,   Slocan City,  Sandon, Whitewater, Kaslo and  Ains-  worth are all mining centres.    Wealth  and wickedness lire found here.   Open  townism   is the order   of the day  in  some places..  Temptations are .many.  iMissiunnries ;and moral reformers are  much i-eedcd."  The   Rev.   Dr.   Spence, writes   the  foregoing,     and     while,    from     tne  'point'of   view   of  a-  clergyman who  has   spent     liis   days    in   the     old  quiet   towns   of   the   east,   his   reference   to  "'wealth   and   wickedness"  is partly true, it is misleading.   The  etiquette of amusement's here is not  the same as it is in the old towns east,  yet we doubt whether the wickedness  is,''much , greater, here- than   in   tbc  east. ��������� The 'difference is  yon see the  worst on  the surface here, and in the  east it is under cover.' There is one  thing, however, we must emphasise to  prevent mistakes,   and   that i-' this,  there is   no part of Canada, or of thc  world  for that matter, where life and  property are safer than they aro in the  Kootenay country.   No man or woman  need ever get into  unpleasantness or  trouble, unless they court it.  ing the smelting and mining industry  of the Dominion."  It   would   puzzle   the   genius   of a  Socrates   to show   how  an increased  duty on lead and lead ores on this side  could encourage the smelting industry  of Canada.   We can understand how a  duty on these articles on the American  side should   cultivate smelting   here,  but the thing thc other way around is  simply   incomprehensible.      An   increased duty on lead products would  assist manufacturing here and  indirectly  encourage smelting ;   but when  Cmiidii produces more lend and ores  than  she requires for home manufacture''and consumption, piling on Canadian   duties   would be so much; nonsense, arid nothing more. "We  might  as well talk of  putting a duty on  the  atmosphere of the heavens "to keep it,  to hum." What Canada wants is something to widen its  markets   for both,  and fencing it in  with duties  cannot  assist either.  sgree with it. The C.P. R. reduced its  rates in Manitoba much more belore  the construction of the N. P. R. than  ever it has since; and why should it be  otherwise, when for "$500*a mile for  Real property in the said city "(as  shown by the last revised assessment  roll) requesting, the said council to introduce a by-law to raise the sum of  fifteen thousand dollars (-815,000) for the  purpose of paying for the expenditure  etc. etc." Joseph Martin, mind you, got  already made in improving the channels  the N. P. R. to give a solemn obligation in writing that '"their rates would  not be higher than those of" the C. P.  R." This is what the competition of  the second road, at a heavy cost in  cash, did for Manitoba.  The Nelson Tribune remarks that  Mr. Green did everything he could to  have the following section inserted in  the amendments to mining laws but  was over ruled ; and we may add by  Martin, Tinme & Co., whom the Tribune adores:  Wc are given to understand that  when M. .Laurier was up to his neck  in treaty'negotiation's- at Washington,  some of the American representatives  asked him to carry out his pre-election  promises, such ns "Unrestricted'Reciprocity and Free Trade as they had it  in England." The American high  jointers said if Laurier would only be  as good as his former promises, it was  all they wanted,  of the said creeks, and for paying for  the expenditure to be hereafter incurred for further improving the channels of the said creeks :  And Whbiieas the whole amount of  tho ratable Real property of the said  city according to the last, revised assessment roll is three hundred and sixty-one  thousand six hundred and fifty dollars  (S3G1,G50).  And Wiii*ui:as it is necessary for the  purposes aforesaid ..that the said city  should raise.by way of debentures a  loan of fifteen thousand dollars (-115,000)  repayable   on    the  First day   of  May  Concluded, to page 5.  *  S  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  '*"���������"  *"*8  Every Representation Guaranteed.  SANDON, B. C.  HOW IT IS.  ��������� Some Americans are declaiming  loudly against the. placer Alien Act,  and declaring . that they have no such  prohibitory law on their side. Here is  a section of tlieir aot, however, which  carries its own interpretation :  "gee. 2319. All valuable.mineral deposits in lands belonging to tlie United  States, both surveyed and unsurvoyed,  are hereby declared to be free und  open to exploration and purchase, and  the lands on which they are found to  occupation and purchase, by citizens  of the United States and those who  have declared their intention to become such, under regulations prescribed by law, arid according to the  customs or rules of miners in thc several; mining districts, so far as the  same are applicable and not inconsistent with the-laws of the United  States." .  The plain English of '��������� this is that  "mineral deposits inlands belonging  to the United States" are open to "exploration and purchase by-.citizens of  the United States and those who have  declared their intention' to become  such," which means naturalization.  No amount of distortion" or wiggling  can make anything else out of it.  "Upon the failure of any one of tlie  several co-owners to contribute his proportion of tlie expenditures necesses-  sary to comply with the provisions of  this section (relating to annual assessment work) the co-owners who have  performed the labor, or made tho improvements, may, at the expiration of  the year, give such delinquent co-  owner personal notico'in writing, or  notice by publication in tho newspaper published nearest the claim for  at least once a week for ninety days,  and if, at thc expiration ol ninety days  after such notice; in writing, or by  publication, such delinquent co-owner  should fail or refuse to contribute his  proportion of the expenditure required  by this section, his in teres I in the  claim shall become the property ol his  co-owners who have made the required  expenditure in proportion to their interest in said claims.'''  When arc the American Magazines  going to let up on ''Our war with  Spain ?" Is the world nover going to  hear an end of it because a wealthy  country with 70,000,000 of people  licked a half-starved handful of semi-  barbarians after a year's "heavy fighting," As the boys say, "give us a  rest"  Makes  Rich  Red  Tho Boat  Remedy for  Spring Weather  Weakness.  Th,  The Rossland Mint r has at length  tdmitted that tho Payne is the most  profitable mine in British Columbia.  The new editor appears more inclined  to be fair than the late one.  OF IHE' CUT OF  Instead of this simple remedy, co-  paitners are given a power which they  should alrr-ady have, to sue defaulting  partners. It is a great substitute,  truly.  BYLAW NO. JZ  No    matter    'what     others    may  think   of     it    it    appears    to    us  that   the    stock   jobbing   of    Rossland   is   bound   to   prove   a  serious  injury to the .country.   Properties, of  which nothing is known, are thrown  on the market, and under excitement,  often the result of a find in some other  property convenient, are run up to a  high figure.   Development is done, and  the promises looked for are not found.  Slumping follows, and those bitten dcr  nounce the country.   This gets abroad'  and capitalists become less disposed to  invest even in what are known, to be  substantial investments. This country  has   thousands   of properties,   known  and unknown, the best in  the world ;  but they all should be offered  to purchasers   on   a   business   basis.     Tlie  property that is dividend-paying,   or  even shipping, carries its own recommendation, ' and  buyers   offering   for  it    have    something   substantial    to  guide  them.   In  all 'others the dealings are essentially speculative, and  they   ought to  be   so represented by  sellers, 'When 11 gtock jobber says of a  young property, of   which   little   or  nothing is known,  "the stock is now  worth 20 cents, and will be worth 40 in  a week" he is simply taking his proposed customer into a   game of draw  peker,   with' the chances against the  latter.   This thing continued   cannot  result in thc service of the country���������it  must end in its discredit.  We should not be surprised if that  eight-hour enactment,   passed in  tho  dying   hours  of   the    session,   would  yr>t lead 10 serious trouble.    Wo know  of no one who asked for it.   So far as  tho miners of the Slocan are concerned  they  were getting S3.50 a day  for ten  hours, the highest in the Province, or,  in fact, anywhere in the mining woild,  and were quite satisfied.   Then follows  the   unsought   interference   of   some  nonenity in the House who felt he had  to do something for a show; and in the  absence of ability to do something serviceable, he had  to employ impertin  ence.   Wo have no doubt but that the  Act will be repealed next session, as  all sensible people feel that employeis  and miners should be allowed to settle  all such -matters between themselves.  In short enforcing the measure would  seriously cripple, if not shut ofi',  the  operation of   many low grade- mines.  Wo believe the matter can  be  overcome  in one of two ways, cither   by  making all engagements , by the week  or hour, or by the agreement of mine  owners and   men  to waive penalties  arid allow the old order of 'things''.to;  Drevail.  The Rossland Miner says the people  of Manitoba got competition with the  C. P. R, through construction of the  N. P. R. If it means competition  without a reduction of rates,  we quite  The Nelson Tribune:  "At the next regular meeting of the  South Kootenay Board of Trade, W. A.  Macdonald will make an attempt to  place the members of the board on  record upon the question of the advisability of having the duties increased  upon lead and lead ]:>roclucts imported  into Canada, with a view to encourag-  Keep in mind that Scott's  Emulsion contains the hypo-  phosphites.  These alone make it of  great1 value for all affections  of the nervous system.  It also contains glycerine,  a most valuable, soothing  and healing agent. Then  there is the cod-liver oil, acknowledged by all physicians  as the best remedy for poor  blopd and loss in weight.  These three great remedial  agents blended into a creamy  Emulsion, make a remarkable tissue builder.  50,:. and $1.00, all druggists.  SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, Toronto. I  A 13y-la*v lo provide for the exemption  of concentrating works from Municipal  taxution.  Wnri'i'AS it is deemed expedient, in  in order to encourage the erection and  maintenance of concentrating works  within the limits of tlie City of Sandon,  to aid by exempting the same for a period of years from municipal taxation.  " Whehl-as the Council of the sai '. corporation deem it expedient to introduce  a By-law providing for the said objects,  and :��������� .' <  Wheiibas it is considered to be in the  interests of the City, and as a consider-  tion for tlio erection of such concentrating woiks, that such works and the lands  on wliie'- the same may be erected  should bo exempted from taxation as  hereinafter set out.  Bu It Tiii-ui-i-ori* Exacted by the  Municipal .Council of the Corporation of  the City cf Sandon in open meeting assembled,, as follows.:������������������'  I,.,That .'ill buildings and machinery  erected and installed, or which may be |  hereafter erected or installed within the  limiiscif the said city, for the purpose of  reducing and concentrating ores, and  the lands upon which the said buildings  and machinery may be erected, within  the limits of the said city, shall be exempted, and are hereby exempted, from  all municipal taxation that maybe assessed aiid levied by the said corporation, for a period;of ten years from the,  first day of January, 1S99.  2. This by-law before the final passing  thereof shall receive the assent of the  electors of the corporation, in the manner prescribed by the Municipal Clauses  Act and amendments'thereto.  3. This by-law if 'passed shall take  effect on the'First Day of April, 1S99.  4. This1 by-law may be cited for all  purposes as "Concentrator Exemption  By-law No. 12, 1899." .   '   :  Read for the. first and second times,  Feb. 20th- 1899.  Read for the third time, March 12th,  1S99. -  NOTICE.  Take notice that the above is a true  copy ot the proj)osed by-law upon which  the vote of the municipality will be  taken at the city office,.Virginia.block,  Sandon, on, the twenty-ninth day of  March, 1399, between the,heurs of Eight  o'clock in the morning and Four o'clock  in the afternoon.  Fkan'k C. Suwi-i,*,,  ���������City Clerk.  ie Blood is the very essence of life.  As it courses throuj-h the system it carries  with ii, if pure and rich, nutrition to every  cell in tho body. If impure, it spreads  disease. If thin and watery, it fails to  nourish, hence we have weakness, debility and decay.  It is the wonderful power B.B.B. has  in purifying: impure blood, making thin,  watery blood rich and red, that is at the  bottom of its marvellous success in curing-  disease.  Those who are pale, thin, weak,  troubled wilh blotches, pimples or erup.  lions of any kind should take B.B.B.  It makes the palo cheek rosy, tlie skin  clear and smooth, and infuses new energy  into weak, worn, run down, shattered  constitutions.  Skin "I beg to state  I have used  Clear. Burdock Blood Bitt������m for impure blood, pimples on the face,  &c, and derived jrieat benefit" froni it.  I,Iy sl-in is now very clear and free from j  all dilutions. I only used four bottles of  the B.B.B. and can strongly recommend  it to any peViori siiflVring- from impurities  in the blood or eruptions of the skin."  Mas. G. B. HELMORE,  Spence's Bridge, B.C.  Evory "I have  taken   B.B.B. every  Spring, spring now for some years, to  purify my blood and keep my  system in good order, and ca-n honestly  say that 1 do not know of its equal  anywhere."     Mrs. Ancu* Barnes,  Lunenburg, N.S.  PE/KE RESTORED;  ,     .    IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD  ;'  '^.iF.you use-./'v' ���������'''���������''...'V'  LAMBERT'S SYRUP DOUGLAS"piNE^j  IT WILL STOI* ALL  Coughs and Colds  and La Grippe  Uus it promptly on the fir6tsign.   2oc  iu  from your druggist.   Don't listen  to /il  "take something just as good."   There  is nothing SO GOOD as  LAMBERT'S SYRUP DOUGLAS PINE  atfl  till  ���������ii  Having opened business in the  premises opposite the Clifton house, I  am prepared to do all kinds of Boot  and Shoe Making nnd Repairing in the  latest and neatest style.  A trial order solicited. Satisfaction  guaranteed.'  NO ORDER TOO SMALL  AMIS NONE TOO LARGE.  LOUIS, THE SHOEMAKER.  Louis Hupperton.  m-S>-5-S*55������r5S*5*5*5-?DS������*5*$SS'*9!3a  ft'  <r>  <?*  ������  to  i  (ft       Very valuable Remedy in all       <**  <i* affections of ihe *$  |THROAT.':or  LUNGSf  (ft  '   DAVIS &XAWRENCE CO., Limited      ������������  <*>.... Prop's, of Perry Davis' Pain-Killer  w?SS6S������-S<S*e'S"S'S'Si���������������<S���������������S���������6���������*  Croft's Blend���������the best Scotch  ^Whiskey in Canada at' the  Clifton.  John Buckley, Proprietor.  M. L. Grimm ett, ll. b.  Barrister,    Solicitor,    Notary ���������  Puplic, Eic.  Sandon,     B. C.  A QUICK CURE FOR  COUGHS AND COLDS f  Large Bottles, 25c  AMU  OF IHE CITY OF  TENDERS FOR SCHOOL-SITE.  Sealed tenders will be received up to  noon on Monday, 20th March, for two  or more lots suitable for a school-site.  Tenders are to describe locality offered  and price, and may be'left with anyone  of the school board. '���������'���������.,  W.H. Lilly]  A. Crawfoid y Trustees.  C. Cliffe     ��������� -j  Sandon* March 3, 1S99.  FUR  & WOOL CO.  EXEOKTEES AND IMPORTERS.  200 to 20S First Ave. No.  niNNEdPbLIS, fllNN.  Shipments Solicited.   ���������  Write for Circular.  *  ^V "^2^' ^p-*>, * ,?"^* ^-K * >?^/V^/'^,a^ ��������� A^ ���������������& ��������� ^SS^ ������fi8X? . 0K& .  0* ��������� &&��������� 00 ��������� &*��������� tat* pats^y*^ ���������>?ttK-^k'>av^fcv -^  *  ������  *  BYLAW NO. 14.  Whereas the Corporation of the City  of Sandon has expended the sum of ten  thousand seven hundred dollars ($10,-  700) in improving the channels of Carpenter and Sandon creeks in said city  for the protection of property.  And Wheiibas it is deemed expedient,  in the interests of the said city and for  the protection of property, to further  improve the channels of said . creeks,  and, if necessary, to divert the channels  of said creeks:  And Whereas a petition has been presented to the Municipal Council of  the 'Corporation''��������� of said City of  Sandon, signed by the owners of at  least one-tenth   of. the   value   of   the  ^  CLIFFE & CO.,  Sandon.  ^.^^^^���������r^^^-a^^r^s^aK;'  4*' THE MINING REVIEW-SATURDAY,' MARCH  L it  If ������  BYLAW NO. J 4.  Concluded from page 4.  A.D. 1914, with' the interest theroon in  the meantime, payable half-yearly at the  rate of six per cent, per annum, ������uch  loan when raised to be applied for the  purposes aforesaid:  And Whereas for the payment of tho  * said debentures when due, and for the  interest thereon during the currency of  .the said debentuies, it will be necessary  to raise and levy annually the sum of  one thousand seven hundred and fifty-  seven dollars (i?l,757).  And Wiii-uiJAS for the payment of the  d������bt when due ic will be necessary to  raise and levy  in  each year on all the  ratable Keal   property in the  said city,  the sum of eight hundred and fifty-seven  dollars (i?S57) by special rate sufficient  therefor, with tlio 'estimated interest on  the   investments thereof,   to discharge  the said debt when payable :  And Wm:i-i*AS for tlie payment of thc I  - interest   on" tbe  debt  during   the  currency of the   said debentures it will be  necessary to raise and levy in each year  on all  the ratable   real property in   the  said city   the sum of nine hundred dol-  ���������   ,lars   (.-$900),   by -special rate ,sullic;.:.i  ,      therefor:  Now TiiEru-roiii- the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the City of Sandon enacts as follows:���������  1. Tt shall and may be lawful   for the  mayor of the said Oity of Sandon to borrow upon tho credit of  the said corporation by way of tho debentures  hereinafter mentioned,   from   any  person  or  persons, body or bodies corporate, who  may be willing to advance the same as a  loan, a sum of money not exceeding on  the whole' the sum of  fifteen thousand  dollars ($15,000), and to cause  all  such  smut so rained to be paid into the hands  of the treasurer of the said corporation  for the purposes and with the  objects  hereinbefore recited.  2. It shall bo lawful for Lhe mayor of  the said corporation to cause any  number of debentures to be made, executed  and issued for such sum, or. sinus, as "may  be required for the purposes and objects  a foresaid not exceeding, however, the  sum of fifteen thousand dollars each of  the said debentures being.of the dpnom  ination    of one,.''thousand dollars   and  all   such .'debentures    shall    be sealed  with   tho  seal  oi' the  corporation  and  signed by the Mayor thereof.  3.    Tho  said   debentures   shall   bear  date the first day of May, 1S99, and shall  be made payable fifteen years from the  said date, in" lawful monoy of Canada, at  ' the office of the Bank of British Columbia, in  Sandon,   aforesaid,   which  said  place of payment shall be designated by  the   said   debenture,    and    shall   havo  attached to them, cupons   for  the  pay-  ..ment of iiiterestand the signatures to tho  interest.    Cupons ma/ be either written,  stamped, printed or lithographed.  '1.   The   said   debentures shall' beai  interest at the rate of six per cent, per  annum   from   the  date thereof,   nhich  interest shall be   payable  semi-annually  at the said office of tho  Bank of  British  Columbia in Sandon aforesaid,  in lawful  money of Canada, on the first day of May  '   and'the first day of December, respectively in,each ���������j*ear  during' the currency  thereof, and it shall be expressed in the  ���������vi���������said debentures  and cupons to 'beso  ",   payable. '. ,' '  5.    It shall be lawful foi' the Mayor of  ��������� the said'corporation to negotiate and  sell the said debentures or any of them  for less than par, but;in no case shall the  said debentures or . any of them be  negotiated or sold for; less than nihetj  percent, of their face value inciuding  ..������ the cost of negotiating and sale,-broker-  ."���������   age and other, incidental expenses.  C.   A special rate oh the dollar shall  be raised and levied annually in addition  -   to all  other rates on all  ratable   real  '. property, .of the  city,  sufficient to. pay  ' interest on   the   debt   hereby  created  during the currency of the said debentures, and to provide for the payment of  the said debt when due..  .   '    7.   The sum of -������900.00 shall be raised  and levied annually in   each  year by a  special'  rate   on   all   the    ratable  real  property of the said  City of Sandon,  for  the payment of interest on  the  amount  of tho debt hereby created, '.during  the  currency of the said debentures.  ��������� ' S.   Tire sum of $857.00 shall bo raised  and levied annually in  each year by a  ��������� special rate on all the ratable real property of the City of Sandun for the payment  of the debt hereby created, when duo.  9. It shall be lai-l'til for tho corporation from tiiue to time to repurchase any  of the said debentures at such price or  prices as may be mutually agreed upon,  and all debentures so repurchased shall  forthwith be cancelled, and no reissue of  any debenture or  debentures shall bo  .made in coiiso.-juence of such repurchase.  10. This bylaw if passed shall take  effect on the fifteenth day of April A.D.,  .1899.       '_  11. This bylaw may be cited for all  purposes as "The Improvement Loan  Bylaw, No.'14, 1899."  Head for the first time, March 12th,  '1899. -: .���������       ���������  Read for the second time, March 12th,  1S99. '.   . '  Read for the third time, March 12th.  1899. ,���������- ��������� ' '  1899.  What a man  'attains to seems  for a little time  to be the highest rung- in the  ladder, and during- that brief period  he   may  be  content, but when  he  discovers   that  ft li e r e   are   other  rungs,   still   higher  up,  ambition gives  birth   to  discontent,  and   he   begins  once  more   to  climb.     To  climb is really man's  ���������chief oiid.    It isn't in  attainment,  but in  work, that man finds his  real    happiness,   consequently it; is not strange  that wc- find men working  until   they   break   down  when   tliere   is   no   real  necessity  for  it.  If men only knew it, they could work to  almost any extent on through middle life  and into old age, if they would only take a  little common sense care" of their health.  The trouble, is that they do not takethe little stitches here and tliere that are necessary to preserve health. , They nay no.nt-  ' tention to the signs of on-corning ill-health.  A little,.biliousness, a little indigestion, a  little loss of sleep and appetite, a little  nervousness,   a   little   headache,   a  little  ]  r-hakiness in the morning', and a little dullness all day, a little this and a little that���������  all; these little things  they neglect.     Dr.  Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery makes  the appetite keen, digestion and assimilation perfect, the liver active, tlie blood pure  and- the  nerves steady.      It is the great  blood-maker and  flesh-builder.    It is the  great liver invigorator and nerve tonic.    It  fits a man  to work and work and work.  Medicine dealers sell it and have nothing  else "just as good."     '  " I was a sufferer, five or six years from indigestion," writes B. F. Holmes, of GntTney,  Spartanburg Co., S. C, "also from sore stomach,  and coiistnnt headache. I then used Dr. Pierce's  Golden Medical Discovery and 'Pleasant .Pellets,' which in a few days gave me permanent  relief'."  . 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McARTHUR, Sandon.     ,  9TM. STITT, Gren. S. S. A^Winnipeg.  and when you ask  for "Athlete v  that this is  what you get.  fftv*"'"'!*  iff ffeis^^*^"^ fcrtK*  l  i  l  ���������  i  -^_*_o���������������������������������������������������<>������������������  IT WILL OUT.  OR,  A GREAT flYSTERY.  $_���������_*_$_���������_������������������������-���������-*-*-���������-���������������������������-���������������������������-������>-*-<-���������--���������������������������������������������-*,>-������������������*���������^-  CIIAPTER VII.���������Continued.  "Give them here," said Holmes. "No--,  doctor," turning to me, "aro thos-  ordinary pills?"  They certainly wero not. They  were of a pearly gray color, small,  round and almost transparent, against  tho light.  "From their lightness and transparency, I should imagine that they aro  soluble in water," I rcmarkad.  "Precisely so," answered Holmes.  "Now would you mind going down and  fetching that poor little devil of a  terrier which has been bad so long,  and which tho landlady- wanted you  to  put out  of its pain yesterday.  1 went downstairs and carried the  dog upstairs in my arms. Its labored  breathing and glazing eyes showed  that it was not far from its end. Indeed, its snow-white muzzle proclaimed  that it had already excecdod the usual  term of canine existence. I placed it  upon   a  cushion   on  tho  rug,  "I will now cut one of these pills in  two," said Holmes, and' drawing his  penknife, he suited the action to the  word. "One half wc return into 1 he  box for future purposes. The other  half I will place in the wine-glass, in  which is a teaspoonful of water. You  perceive that our friend, ,tho doctor,  is right, and that it readily dissolves.  "This may be very interesting,"  said Lestrade, in the injured tone of  Dne who suspects that he is being  laughed at. "I cannot see, however,  ���������vhat it has to do with tho death of  Mr. Joseph Sangerson."  "Patience, my friend, patiencel You  will find in time that it has everything  to do with it. I shall now add a little  milk to make tho mixture palatable,  ind on presenting it to the dog we,  !ind that he laps it up readily enough."  As he spoke ho turned the contents  if the wine-glass into a saucer and  placed it ia front of the terrier, who  ipeedily licked it dry. Sherlock  Llolraes's earnest demeanor had so far  ionvinced us that we all sat in silence,  rratching the animal intently, and expecting some startling effect. None  . such appeared, however. The dog  :ontinued to lie stretched upon the  cushion, breathing in a labored way,  but apparently neither the better nor  the   worse  for   its draught..  Holmes had taken out his watch, and  as minute followed minute without result, an expression of the utmost,  chagrin and disappointment appeared  upon his features. He gnawed his lip,  drummed his fingers upon the table,  and showed every other symptom of  acute impatience. So great was his  emotion that I'Colt sincerely sorry for  him, while the two detectives smiled  derisively, by no means displeased at  this check which he had received.  "It can't be a coincidence," he cried,  at last springing from his chair and  pacing wildly up and down the room;  "it is impossible that it should be a  mere coincidence. The very pills which  I suspected in the case of Drebber are  actually found. after the death of  Stangerson. And yet they are inert.  What can it mean? Surely my whole  chain of reasoning cannot have been  false. It is impossible! And yet this  wretched dog is none the worse. Ah, I  have it! I have it!" With a psrfe/at  shriek of delight he rushed to the box,  cut the other pill in two, dissolved it,  added milk, ana*. presented it to the  terrier. Ths unfortunate creature's  tongue seemed hardly to have been  moistened in it before it gave a convulsive shiver in every limb, and lay as  rigid and lifeless as if it had been  struck by lightning.������������������';  '��������� Sherlock Holmes drow a long breath,  and wiped the perspiration from his  forehead.  "I should have more faith," he said;  "I ought to know by this time that  when a fact appears to be opposed to  a long train of deductions it invariably  proves to be capable of bearing some  other interpretation. Of the two pills  In that box one waa the most deadly  poison and the other was entirely  harmless. I ought to have known  that before ever I saw the box at  all."     ���������       ,.'.������������������ ���������������������������...'  This last statement appeared to me  to be so startling, that I could hardly  believe that he was in his sober senses.  There was the dead dog, however, to  prove , that his conjecture had lieen  correct. It seemed to me that the  mists in my own mind were! gradually  clearing away, and I began io have a  dim,  vague perception of the truth.  "All     this  seems  strange    lo  you,"  continued Holmes, "because you fail fit  the beginning ot  the inquiry to grasp  the important*-, of the single real clew  -vhich    was presented    to you.   I had  the  good  fortune  to seize  upon   that,  ind    everything  which  has   occurred  3iucc then  has served to confirm  my  original     supposition,     and,       indeed,  was the logical sequence of it. Hence,  things which have perplexed you and  made    tho case    moro    obscure    have  served,'to'enlighten me and to strengthen my conclusions.    It  is a mistake  to confound strangeness wiilh mystery.  The most commonplace criini is often  , the most mysterious because it presents  no new or.special features from which  deductions may lie 'drawn.   This murder, would  have   been infinitely  more  difficult   to  unravel   had the body  of  the victim been simply found lying in  the    roadway    without    any of    those  outre and sensational accompaniments  which    have" rendered  'it remarkable.  These strange details,  far from  making the case more difficult, have really  had  the effect  of making' it  less  so."  Mr.    Gregson, who    had listened  to  this    address   with   .considerable    impatience,,   could    contain    himself no  longer.   ���������  "Look here, Mr. Sherlock Holmqs,"  he said, "we aire all ready to acknowledge that you are a smart man, and  ���������hat   you have  your own  methods  cf  .vorking. We want something more  than mere theory and preaching cow,  though. It is a case of taking the man.  I have made my casi out, and it seems  I was wrong. Young Charpentier  could not have been engaged in this  second affair. Lestrade went after  this man, Stangerson, and it appears  that he was wrong, .too. You have  thrown out hints here und hints there;  and seem to know more then we do,  but tho time has come when we feel  that we have a right to ask you.  straight how much you do know of (he  business. -jCan you name tha man who  did it?"  "I cannot help feeling that Gregson is right, sir," remarked Li>stra<k|.  "We have both tried, and we have both  failed. You have remarked more than  onco since I have been in the room  that you had all tho evidence which  you require. Surely you will not  withhold   it   any  longer.  "Any delay in arresting the assassin," I observed, might give him time  to   perpetrate  some   fresh atrocity."  Thus pressed by us all, Holmes  .showed signs of irresolution. He continued to walk up and down the room  with his head sunk upon his chest and  his brows drawn down, as was his habit  when   lost   in   thought.  "There will be no more murders,"  he said, at last, stopping abruptly and  facing us. "You can put that consideration out of the question. You  have asked me if I know the,  name of the assassin. I do. The mere  knowing of his name is a small' thing,  however, compared with the power of  laying our hands upon him. This I  expect very shortly to do. I have-  good hopes of managing it through my  own arrangements; but it is a thing  which needs delicate handling, for wo  have a shrewd and desperate man to  .deal with, who is supported, as I have  had occasion to prove, by another who  is as clever as thirnself. As long as  this man has no idea that any one can  have a clew, there is some chance of  securing him; but if he had the  slightest suspicion, he would change  his name and vanish in an instant  among tho four millions inhabitants ot  this great city. Without meaning lo  hurt either of your feelings, I am  bound to say that I consider thesa men  to be more than a match for ths  official force, and that is why I havo  not asked your assistance. If I fail I  shall of course incur all the blams duel  to this omission; but that I am prepared for. At present I am ready to  promise that tho instant that I can  communicate with you without endangering my own combinations, I  shall do so."  Gregson and Lestrade seemed to he  far from satisfied by this assurance, or  by the depreciating allusion to thci  defective police. ; The former had  flushed up to the roots of his, flaxen  hair, while the other's beady cye3  glistened with curiosity and resentment. Neither, of them had time to  speak, however, before there was a tap  at the door and the spokesman of the.  street; arabs, young Wiggins, introduced his insignificant and unsavory  person. .  "Please, sir," he said, touching his  forelock, "I have the cab downstairs,."  /'Good boy," said Holmes, blandly.  "Why don'tyou introduce this pattern  at Scotland Yard?" he continued, taking a pair of steel handcuffs from a  drawer. "See how beautifully the  spring works.' They fasten in an  instant." ; <  "The old pattern is good enough,"  remarked Lestrade, if we can find the  man to put them on."  "Very good, very, good," said Holmes  smiling. "The cabman may as well  help me' with my boxes. ' Just ask  him to step up, Wiggins,"  ���������I was surprised to find my companion speaking as though he were"  about to set out on a journey, since  he had not said anything to me about  it. There was a small portmanteau in  the room, and this he pulled out and  began to strap. He was busily engaged  at it when the'cabman entered the  room. '.���������������������������'.  "Just ' give me a help with this  buckle, cabman," he said, kneeling  over his task and never turning his  head. .  The fellow came forward with a  somewhat suffen, defiant air, and put  down his hands to assist. At that instant there was a sharp click, the jangling of metal, and Sherlock Holmes  sprang  to his feet.  "Gentlemen,'- he cried, with flashing eyes, "let me introduce you to  Mr. Jefferson Hope, the murderer of  Enoch Drebber aud of Joseph Stangerson."  hand inside his neckcloth and half  strangling him that we made him realize that his struggles were of no  avail; and even 'then we felt no security unti. we had pinioned hia feet  as well as his hands. That done, we  roso to our feet, breathless and panting.  " We have his cab," said Sherlock  Holmes. " It will serve to take him  to Scotland Yard. And now, gentlemen,' he continued,-with a pleasant  smile, " we have reached the end of  our little mystery. You are very welcome to put any questions that you  like to me now, and there is no danger  that I will refuse to answer them."  Tho whole thing occurred in a moment���������so quickly that I had no time to  realize it. I have a vivid recollection  of that instant of Holmes's triumphant expression, and the ring o'f his  voice, of the cabman's dazed, savage  face, as he glared at the glittering  handcuffs, which -had appeared as if  by magic upon his wrists. For a second or two we might have b<-en a  group of statues. Then, with '.n inarticulate roar of fury, . the pi honor  wrenched himself free from Holmes's  grasp and hurled himself through the  window. Woodwork and glass gave  way before him ; but before he got  quite through, Gregson Lestrade,. and  Holmes sprang upon him like so many  stag-hounds. He was dragged back into the room, and then commenced a  terrific conflict. So powerful and so  fierce was he,' that tho four of us  were shaken off again and again. He  appeared to have the convulsive  strength of a man in an epileptics fit.  His face and hands were terribly mangled by the. passage, through the glass,  hut loss of .blood'had no'effect in diminishing his resistance'. It was not until  Lestrade  succeeded   in  getting   his  PART II.���������CHAPTER 1.  In the central portion of the great  North American Continent thero lies  an arid and repulsive desert, which for  many a long year served as a barrier  agaiust the advance of civilization.  From thc Sierra Nevada to Nebraska,  and from tho \'ollowstouo River in the  north to the Colorado upon the south,  is u region of desolation and silence.  Nor is Nature always in one mood  throughout this grim district. it  comprises snow-capped and lofty mountains, and dark and gloomy valleys.  Thero are swift-flowing rivers which  dash through jagged canyons; and  there are enormous plains, which in  winter are white with snow, and in  summer are gray with the saline alkali  dust. They all preserve, however,  the common characterises of barrenness, inhospitaiity, and misery.  Thero aro no inhabitants of this land  of despair. A band of Pawnee or of  Biackfeet may occasionally traverse it  in order to reach other hunting-  grounds, but the hardiest of the braves  are glad to lose sight of those awesome plains, and to find themselves  once--more upon their prairies. The  coyote skulks among the scrub, the  buzzard flaps heavily through the air,  and the clumsy grizzly bear lumbers  through the dark ravines, and picks  up such sustenance as it can among  the rocks. These are the sole dwellers in  the wilderness.  In the whole world there can bo no  moro dreary view than that from the  northern 6lope of the Sierra Blanco.  As far as the eye can reach stretches  tho great Hat plain-land, all dusteH  over with patches of alkali, and intersected by clumps of the dwarfish  chaparral bushes. On the extreme  verge of the horizon lie a long chain  of mountain-peaks, with their rugged  summits fiecked with snow. In this  great stretch cf country there is no  sign of life, nor of anything appertaining to life. There is no bird in the  steel-blue heaven, jio movement upon  the dull, gray earth���������above all, there  is no shadow-fff-a sound in all that  mighty ���������vilderncss; nothing but sil-*  ence���������cuinplete * and heart-subduing  silence.  It has been said there is nothing appertaining to life upon the broad plain.  That is har���������dly true. Looking down  from the Sierra Blanco, one sees a  pathway traced out across the desert,  which winds away and is lost in the  extreme distance. It is rutted with  wheels and trodden down by the feet  of many adventurers. Here and there  arc scattered white objects which glisten in the sun, and stand out against  the dull deposit of alkali. Approach,  and examine them I They arc  bones; some large and coarse, others  smaller and more.delicate. The'former (have belonged to oxen, and the  latter to men. For fifteen hundred  miles one; may trace this ghastly caravan by these scattered remains of  those who had fallen by. the wayside. ���������'��������� ���������  Looking down on this very scene,  there stood upon the 4th of May, 1847,  a solitary,,traveller. His appearance  was such that he might have been the  very genius or demon of the region.  An observer would have found it difficult to say whether he was nearer  to forty or to sixty. His face was lean  and haggard, and the brown, parchment-like skin was drawn tightly  over the projecting, bones; his long,  brown hair and beard were all flecked and dashed with white; his eyes  were sunken in his head, and burned  with an unnatural: luster, while the  hand which grasped his rifle was hardly more fleshy than that of a skeleton:  As he stood, he leaned upon his weapon for support, and.yet his tall figure  and the massive framework of his  bones suggested, a wiry and vigorous  constitution. . His gaunt face, however, and his clothes, which hung so  haggily over his. shriveled limbs, proclaimed what it was that gave him  that senile and decrepit appearance.  The man was dying���������dying from hunger arid from thirst.. '  , He had toiled painfully down (he  ravine, and so on to this'little elevation, in the vain hope of seeing some  signs of water. Now the great salt  plain stretched before his eyes, and  the distant belt of savage mountains,  without a sign anywhere of plant or  tree, which might indicate the presence of moisture. Tn all that broad  landscape there was.no gleam of hope.  North, and east, and west ho looked  wilh wild, questioning eyes, and then  he realized that his wanderings had  come to. an end, and that there, on  that barren crag, he was about to  die.  "Why not here, as well as in a  feather bed, twenty years hence," he  muttered, as he seated himself in the  shelter of a bowlder.  Before sitting down, he had deposited upon the ground his useless rifle,  and also alarge bundle tied up in a  gray shawl, which he had carried  slung over his right shoulder. It  appeared to be somewhat : too heavy  for his strength, for, in lowering it,  it came down on the ground with  some little violence. Instantly there  broke from the gray parcel a little  moaning cry, and from it there protruded a small, scared, face, with very  bright, brown eyes, and two little  speckled  dimpled  fists.  "You"ve hurt me!" said a childish  voice, .'reproachfully.  "Have I  though ?" the man answered, penitently.   "I didn't go for to do  it."  As he spoke, he unwrapped the gray  girl of about five years of age, whose  dainty shoes and smart pink frock,  with its little linen apron, all bespoke a mother"s care,- The child was  pale and wan, but her healthy arms  and legs showed that she had suffered   less   than  her  companion.  "How is it, now?" he answered, anxiously, for she was still rubbing the  towsy golden curls which covered the  back of  her head.  "Kiss it and make it well," sho  said, _with perfect gravity, shoving  the injured part up to him. "That's  what mother used to do. Where's  mother ?"  "Mother's gone. I guess you'll see  her beforo long."  To Be Continued.  TRAVELS OF AN INSECT.  A. Tr������u'-lc->oiiu'. Somli jtiiH'i-lcuii Stiillvt-'n  Slow hut Stcutly Progi-OH UoiiimI the  ������ orl������J.  The jigger, one of the insect pests  of the West Indies and South America,  has at last crossed equatorial Africa  from the Atlantic to Zanzibar, about-  2,700 miles, twenty-six years after its  .introduction into the Continent. This  variety of the flea, much smaller than  the common flea, is very troublesome,  and if its attacks upon a few animals,  including man, are not prevented, it  is sometimes fatal to life. The fact  that its gradual advance among the  natives of Africa throw them into consternation, often causing the abandonment of villages and districts, has  made it easy to trace its progress step  by step, and. a brief summary of its  journey across Africa will be into'rost-  ing as a striking illustration of insect navigation.  A sailing vessel arrived at Amhriz,  Angola, in , September, 1872, from  Brazil with sand ballast, whish she  dumped on thc beach. The jiggor had  crossed the ocean in this sand, and its  propensity for boring through the skin  and lodging between the cuticle and  the flesh soon - made its presence  known. There are effective means of  preventing its attacks, but before the  natives learned how to deal with it tho  tittle pest caused great buffering. It  was long ago evident that the jigger  was not using its own powers of locomotion to any large extent in its journey through Africa, but that it was  carried by caravaus in the porterage  service-  In 1885 travellers crossing tho Continent from Zanzibar heard nothing of  the jigger till they arrived within 300  niueo of thu Atlantic. it had taken  the insect  '1H1RTEEN YEARS  to penetrate this distance into Africa.  The'natives at Staniey Pool had witnessed with sorrow the advent of the  unwelcome visitor that abided with  them, but sent on coionies further up  the river. Thenceforth the" jigger's  progress was more rapid, for steamboats and caravans.'��������� were multiplying  on the upper Congo. Seven years later, in; 18-������J, Dr. Oscar Baumann reported the arrival of the pest at Bukuinbi  Guif, midway on the south coast of  Victoria Nyanza.c It . was still unknown on the east shores of the lake,  natives declared that it had been  brought to the west coast by Stanley's expedition for the relief of'Emin  Pasha. However, that may. be,' _the  jigger appeared about, the same time  throughout most of the central , lake  region, following the caravan route  from the upper Congo through Mahy-  eina to Lake Tanganyika. The natives  along the edge of Victoria Nyanza suffered terribly from the infliction, and  many villages were, abandoned.  Three years more elapsed- before the  missionaries at Mpwapw*a reported tho  arrival of the jigger among the mountains at that point, 200 miles from the  Indian Ocean. It took the" insect two  years more to reach the coast towns  of East Africa,- where it appeared almost simultaneously, late in J897,>at  all the towns between Bagdmoyn and  Pangani, along seventy miles of the  coast, and another year elapsed before  late last fall, it was jumping along the  sands  of Zanzibar  Island.  The people of. the east coast,, have  suffered comparatively little 'in comparison .with the inland tribes,., for  hundreds of Zanzibaris who had worked for years on the Congo have returned home and spread the information that rubbing with tobacco leaves  and, above all, cleanliness and the  wearing of shoes, are effective protection   against  the  jigger.  After its long journey from Brazil  the jigger is now established at the  busy mart whence many vessels sail  for .the East Indies and Oceanic. There  seems no good reason why this persevering and successful ,,:.travellor  should not girdle the .tropica"! world.  PAINS IN THE BACK  Arc Usually (lie Uo.MiIt of Imperfect Work-  Ing or the Kidneys-lliesc can Only 1><  UcHtoi'eil to Tlielr S'oriiial Condition bj  n fnIr Use of Ur. -trillliims' rink mil*.  Mr. Albert Mintie, of Woodstock,  Ont., now engaged in tho insurance  business, is well known in that city  and surrounding country. Some three  years ' ago Mr. Mintie was living at  South Itiver, Parry Sound District,-'  and while there was attacked with  severe pains in tho back. At first he  paid but little attention to them,  thinking that tho trouble would pasH  away, but as it did not ho consulted a  local physician and was told that his  kidneys were affected.' Medicine was  prescribed, bul beyond a trifling alleviation of the pain it had no effect.  In addition to the pain in the back  Mr. Mintie was-troubled with headaches and a feeling of lassitude. He  was forced to quit work, and while in  this condition, weak and despondent,  hu decided to try Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills. He purchased a half dozen  boxes and was not disappointed with the result. Before they  were all used Mr. Mintie was feeling  almost as well as ever he had done.  The pain in hi.-i back had almost disappeared, the headache wero gone, and  he fell greatly improved in strength  Two more boxes ��������� completed the euro,  and he returned lo work hale ana  hearty as ever. Mr. Mintie asserts  that, his return to health is due entirely  to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and h������  still occasionally uses a box if he feels  in  any  way "out of sorts." ���������  The. kidneys, like other organs of  tho body are dependent upon rich, red  blood and strong nerves for healthy  action, and it is because Dr. Williams'  Pink Piils supply these conditions that-  they cure, kidney troubles, as well as  other ills which have their origin in  watery blood, or a shattered nervous  system. Sold by all dealers or sent  postpaid at Stic, a box or six boxes for  ������1.50 by addressing the Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont. If you  value your health do not take a substitute.  A CONTRAST IN METHODS.  STORY OF LORD ABERDEEN.  It may not be generally known how  Lord Aberdeen met his future wife.  It was about'twenty-two years ago, and  Lord Aberdeen was visiting at ashoot-  ing lodge in the Highlands. One day  his host could not; accompany him on  the moorsi so he went alone, and by  accident crossed the " march " or  boundary,'or a neighbouring estate.  He,was tramping along, gun on shoulder, when a gentleman asked him if  he was aware that ho was trespassing.  " Oh, no,'- said Lord Aberdeen, "I am  the guei c of so-and-so I" "Very probably," said the gentleman, " but you  are now; on my property." Lord Aberdeen apologized profusely, rind handed him his card. , The .owner of the soil  was Mr. Marjoribanks, now Lord  Tweed-south, who promptly invited Ihe  trespasser to luncheon at Guisachan.'  The   unwitting  poacher . accepted,  and  in that way met Miss Isobel Marjori-  Rhii-yl   ami   extricated  a'pretty   little | banks, who is.now Lady Aberdeen.  ICrldsli Ofllclnls Aro. Wlllin-r to Tench  *h������  .tinci'H-aiiN.  John T. McCutcheon, the correspondent of the Chicago Record, who  has been at Manila with 'Admiral  Dewey ever since the first battle of  Manila, sends a letter to tho Record  dealing with the problem of American government of the Philippines.  In the- courso of his letter ho  says:  Another  scheme,   bearing on  a  different  phase  of  the   question,   is   the  plan of calling into thc governmental  service, a  number of Englishmen who  have had years of experience in colonization.    This is rather an un-American plan, but it must be admitted that  men who  havo had  a  lifetime of  experience in building up colonies know  mofe about the work  than men   who  would have to learn the work by bitter  experience,   England   has  had    a-  century or  two of successful coloniz- ���������  ing,'while America has had hone. All  the  experience  based  on  all  of  England's practice could  be gained with-,  out   the   , necessity  of    learning  each,,  step  by   years of  failure  and  experi-   ,  ment.    There are    many'men   in  the  English colonies who would  be eager  to  co-operate  and    whose-- assistance,  would   be   extremely   valuable  during  the first  few years  of  occupation.  A story is told in Hong Kong which  shows the willingness of  the English-  colonial  officials  to help the    United  States in every   way.      An American  ,  brigadiei*-general,  on  his "way    from  the Philippines to Faris, stopped several days.in Hbng Kong.   While there  he  indicated    to an    English'- officer  that he would like to get some idea of  the cost and plan of running,a,colony  like Hong Kong.   The English officer .  immediately volunteered  to do all'in'-*  his power to help him.   A meeting was  arranged,   and   the    governer  of    the  colony   several  officials and; the American  consul-general   and  the  brigadier-general    met.,   .The Englishman  had prepared  elaborate, tables,  giving  the, minutest  details of; the   'govern- '  ment,  a ��������������������������� work which  had  involved   a  great deal of time in preparation. They '  were ready to enlighten the brigadier-  general  ori    every phase  of    colonial  government.  . The consultation started out well,  but at the first opportunity the general began telling war stories. Efforts  were made to get the conversation -.  back to'the proper channel, but to no  purpose. Finally the English governor perceived that it . was useless to  persist, and he gave up the task in  disgust. The meeting ended in war  anecdotes by the American general.  A day or two later the governor  said to the'consul that he realized  that the general was not interested  in the. details and that the material  he had prepared was,thrown away.  A  FORGETFUL  SPOUSE.  Mrs. Bilkins���������I never saw. such a  forgetful man in my'life as you are.  Tho.clock has stopped again.  Mr. Bi kin-���������'lh it's because you forgot to wind it.  Mrs. Bilkins���������Huh! You know very  well, Mr. Bilkins, that' I told you to  remind me to wind it and you forgot  about it.  BROKE THE   WILL.  Jasper���������So   they   have    broJt'nn. old  Scadsby's  will?     I   thought  that he  spend;   the   last  years  of  his  life in  devising a will' that couldn't be-  broken. . '���������'  Jumpuppe���������So he did, and they broke  his unbreakable will by citing his attempt; to make it as a proof of insanity.  ���������vilj  '������}  KtU  ���������"li  o.3  'li']  -' in  m  '.:-.;-v'. ���������  '     ������������������ pi          m ���������-**!  _���������.���������__���������,������-., ,���������   ������������������~-,���������-��������� n---;;     -~*���������������������������i -t���������-I,-..*--.- ������������������ it-i,   if      ��������� i ��������� m.\;u-- J-r���������I.-. A       I;   4. ^*T7~r***r ���������*-T7  ���������"-*-������"***^T''hJ'VK***'ifc-**?****-?'**���������^!^^^?^T^^,-^^ y   ,a ,  ^ZF.fol 7Jr A* '.���������-V^***' V'* ������\ ���������'{������������������_��������� ->*;: ������������������"*: !��������� **  >-t ������������������"���������.. i<A j* ft^'J*,--1-4 i   .grj^ H:\  ���������-ft ~i ���������***������������������ '���������; A ���������*���������*���������! t  Bogs Beloved by Queens.  Dogs,have been great friends of  queens. Amont"- thlem ' no'lady sovereign has shown, greater affection for  dogs than Her Majesty Queen Victoria,  k  B  ���������s'  id  P  fo 'Vi  ?:  brought her away."; It was after this  brave and tender exploit that Henrietta M-uria gained  the ditch.  Good   Queen ��������� Bess    was   a   lover of  hounds  and   all sorts  of  dogs.   When  the Princess was undergoing imprison-  I ment at Woodstock, Sir Thomas Beding-  field won her. heart* by the present of  The dog houses of Windsor afford ex- * a  hound.   She found him such a com-  ,,    , , .      .   .  , ,'.   ' pamonable fellow that she named him  .cellent   examples   of   miniature  archi-1 KrIeml.    When  she   turned   to  Hat-  tecture.    They are on a beautiful slope   field, Friend was her constant playfel-  by the home of the keeper. When the \ low.   By a coincidence,  the incarcera-  Queen drives up, and the favorites have \ Li?n������l ^f * ,Qu,een ������*- Sc������<-S"  cou?!n  ., '   ,, ,, I of Elizabeth,   had   a   ray of sunshine  the- freedom  of   the      smooth   thriven | in Lhe -aUer part of lhe Ume.   a wag  lawn," gambols, races and barking beg- ! (.he  gambolling    affection    of  a little  gar description.  One pet, collie rejoiced in the name  of Sharp. He,had all his meals with  his mistress, being seldom away from  ber:   Though  such  a favorite,  says    a  &'%^S&1b^y^/*fyi%>)���������  -*b/&&s&-@  ���������writer in Lloyd's Weekly, the popularity of the quadruped had limits. The  household used to retreat before him,  for Sharp not only barked with vigor,  but could bite with spite. Even tho  Queen1 mentions that the pet was fond  of fighting.' Referring to him after a  ramble, sho mentions lhat tho collie  varied the monotony of the walk by  numerous " collie shangies," it is the  Highlland phrase for a set-to between  dogs of Sharp's breed. One of them, pure  white, Lily, always travels with Her  Majesty. Other special favorites have  been a merry, romping little tan colored German Spitz dog, Marco, and his  wife, Lenda. They have had a large  family, of which several members havo  been given away as presents. The earlier royal favorites were Skyo terriers  and turnspits. But during later times  Her Majesty has shown' preference for  :',collies..and Spitzers. Snowball, a particularly graceful collie, is, as his name  implies, of snowy whiteness. This animal wap presented toi her on the occasion of her jubilee.  One dog, the elder Noble, given nearly twenty years ago to the Queen by  the Duke of Roxburgh, has been commemorated by the recipient. It is in  the autobiographical ." Leaves." The  writer speaks of him as the " good, dear  Noble," and continues:���������" He' is the  most; biddable dog I ever saw���������so affectionate and kind. If be thinks you  are not pleased with' him he puts out  his paws.'and begs in such an affectionate way." He had a special privilege  once upon a time of guarding the  Queen's gloves. The record of tho  dog has a touch of pathos.' Not only  has Noble's once rich brown inuzzlo  grown1 white with years, but the dog's  eyesight has gone. Tied^to a string ho  ��������� follows a keeper. Yet the veteran now  and again .snatches an. exceed ing joy.  Tho Queen's affection for the dog has  increased with -Is infirmities; And  when the royir'., hand caresses him as  of yore Noble is as hwppy as when' ho  rejoiced in,the breezos and sunshine of  Deeside.  Mario  Antoinette's Jet lives in  history.   Tt   is  one   of  tho   most   graphic  . points in Dumas' " Chevalier of the Red  House," where  the  Queen's pet is  introduced.   But for the noise made by  the  dog  in a prison corridor  devotees  of the unfortunate Queen believed that  they   might   have   carried  hor   off    in  safety.   Tenanting  a    house  near   the  gaol   these  loyalists  had  burrowed    a  thoroughfare under part of the building in which the' Queen was kept. Allowed   to   walk   in  a passage  outside,  she shared the exerciseWith Elizabeth,  Mme.  Royale and Jet.'   His acute ear  caught sounds beneath one of the corridor  trap doors.   A  turnkey's attention  was. drawn   to  the  extraordinary  noise   of   the  pet   and   an   alarm   was.  sounded.   A  search  revealed  the subterranean excavation,' but. the conspirators had escaped. . After this Jet was  taken from his mistress. She dhed bitter tears at the separation. ���������[���������,  .  The    extraordinary  .woman,  Queen  Christina of Sweden, with her-love of  field sports, horses .and athletic games,  had in her time as many- favorite dogs  * as"-Queen'. Victoria.   Caesar, . a dashing  wolf  hound,   always    during  his   life  sat with her at church.    Having been  lamed,  he was loft alone one Sunday,  but leaping fromtho,-window, he hobbled tp the cathedral' and rent the air  with   cries   for   admission.   They   were  heard  by  the Queen. Soon Caesar  ap-'  peared.   Christina's  finger  pointed   to  her feel.    The  dog  reposed   there like  a stone effigy.  Catherine of Russia possessed a lovely French spaniel, which she called  Babe. Ho' literally cost her his weight  In gold, his owner' being a capital fellow nt driving a bargain. Catherine  to comb and  dress  the  pethcr-  Frenoh dog. He was in the hall at  J Fothoringay , on the memorable occasion of the execution, February 1,1587.  " All her beauty had gone," wroteDick-  en;i, ''. but she was beautiful enough  to her spaniel,' who lay down beside  her headless body." r  STAGE FREIGHT.  How KcrroUHness AITrctH  nifTerent -ArtlHfs  on the I'lntform.  The nervousness '.known as "trema,"  or stage fright, is not confined to the  tyro; on the contrary, it attacks experienced artists. Even orators, accustomed to, "a sea of upLurned  facos," have been known to stand on  the platform with trembling knees.  The nervousness ' often stimulates. the  speaker. "Why, 'Canning," said ��������� a  friend to the wit and orator, as he  was about to speak on an important  queston.beforo the House of Commons,  "your Vhands are cold and clammy.  You're.nervous." "Am Ir Then I shall  make a good speech," he answered. He  did.  Many great musicians have suffered  from trema.  Trema makes one man 'tremble,  another;perspire, the third,has a<headache, the fourth a thirst;' Its most  fearful manifestation ��������� chiefly among  the strings���������is defected in the nervous trembling of the bow in;'long, sustained tones.  There is, perhaps, no violinist who  does not suffer from It; Master Joachim does pretty often. A violinist in  Berlin���������ho lives now in Australia���������  had il not only in his hands, but also  in his legs, so that when' ho stood on  the platform ho felt pushed forward  by some invisible power without being  able to check, it. iBiit pianists, singers and intrumantalists all. suffer  similarly. Some have it in the fingers  that'run away with them; others in  the  throat, others in thei lips.  Rubenstein suffered very much from  this nervousness. It went so far.that  when he once had to play in a concert,  at the very moment of his appearance  he vanished from the artist's room  and could, not be found again. The  concert had to go on without him.   0  Alfred Gruning, the brilliant Vienna pianist, on the. days of his concerts  used to make plans for his future���������  ho will settle down in soma .'village,  ho will teach the village youth the first  principles of piano-playing. The rest  of'his time he Avill pass in digging potatoes and fattening ducks, and thus  lead a quiet existence that cannot  try the nerve3. Ho will never give any  more concerts. To-day is the last  time.  Then if the concert is unusually successful, and he has no concert for the  next three days, he feels himself the  most unfortunate man in the world.  Among great singers Johann Beck,  of Vienna, the baritone of baritones,  was severely attacked. Down to his  last years, every evening and before  .every appearance, he stood, quivering,  like an aspen leaf, in the wings, and  crossed himself ten times before he  entered the stage. Aloys Ander, the  tenor, died mad. The nervous stage,  fright had no little to do with this  tragic fate. ���������������������������. ,. . >���������'  used  self  In February, 16*13,,Queen Henrietta  landed- in Yorkshire at Burlington.  Sounds of battle were in the air. 'They  were from Batten's ships, who tried  to frustrate the royal landing. ��������� Foiled,  the admiral begun a furious cannonade  upon the house where the Queen had  taken refuge. Batten wanted her life,  for she had been voted guilty of high  treason, by tho Parliament, to whom  she was an object of hatred. , Her  friends pressed her earnestly to leave.  She did this, and took shelter in a ditch  outside the (own. Perilous, indeed, was  her position, bullets fast and furious  going through the air and dropping  about/ She told Mme. do Mptteville  all her sad and tragic adventures. One  point    shows. the  woman's heart.  "I had an old, ugly dog," she said,  "culled Mitte. I loved Mitte very  much. When in the middle of Burlington street I remembered I had left the  dorr at the mercy of the Parliamentary  sailor, f instantly turned, went again  to, the house, rushed iip stairs, caught  up  the   dog sleeping  on   the   bed  and  JEWELLED GLOVES.  Several leaders of society at Nice  and Rome have taken .to jewelled  gloves, and the fashion is said to be  spreading. At a Russian dinner, on  the Riviera, one woman wore jewelled  gloves which, represented a fortune.  The jewels were not set in the gloves,  but were detachable. Hoop rings of  rare rubies and diamonds encircled  each finger. From each ran a tiny  gold chain, and these chains were  caught together on the back of the  hand by a superb cluster of the same  stones. The chains thenv extended to  the wrist, where they were fastened  to a ruby and diamond bracelet.  ��������� This sounds like a description of the  chaste adornment of a Hottentot  Princess, but the wearer was a countess who is a power in European  society, and other women are wearing less pretentious ornaments of the  sort.    '    .  A PREDICAMENT.  Hoot, mon, shouted the Scotch contractor, who is putting up a fine house  in the suburbs, "I canna manage wi'  ye.   Gang  ho-me,   mon.  AVhat for?  Dinna. I tell 't-ye tak the hurlbarra  an' trun'lo thae stanes tloon there, an'  ye stude an' glower't at me? I canna  manage wi' ye when ye dinna under-  stan' English.  LnThe Home  VARIOUS RECIPES.  Potato Omlet.���������To a cupful oi mash'-  ed potato allovy three eggs; you may  add four or five, but three will, do:  the yolks and whites should,, be beaten  separately, as they will bo so much  lighter in that case; an;, even ' teaspoonful of salt, half a teacup of  milk, and a very little sifted flour  not more than a heaping' teaspoonful,  complolo thc ingredients, with ihe  exception of tho flavoring. Parsley  chopped vory'fine may be used, or  lemon juice with a very little black  pepper, and an audacious cook may add  a "trace," as the chemists; say, of  nutmeg. . Heat : and' grease a.large  saucepan and pour the mixture into  ,it.     Brown it lightly and serve hot.  Creamed Onions.���������'Boil half, a dozen  onions in three quarts water; an hour,  pour off the liquor amd cut tho onions  into small pieces, season with! salt and,  pepper and pour'a pint of cream sauco  over them. To make the sauce first  put a ,'pint of milk into a saucepan to  boil, rub to a cream two tablespoonfuls  butter and a generous spoonful of flour,  and when the milk begins to boil stir  this cream into it. Continue the stirring until the sauce is smooth. Season  with salt and pepper and boil up at  once.  Griddle Cakes.���������One pint o������ sweet  milk, half a teacupful of yeast, butter  the size of an egg,- one pint of flour and  one egg. Let this rise over -night, and  in the morning add flour until the batter is of   the right consistency.  Mush Gems.���������Three cups each of  sweet milk and.boiling water. When  hot stir in .three gills of Southern  white cornmeal. 'Cook ten minutes,  add one teaspoon salt, two of butter,  and set away ta cool. Beat three  eggs very light, and withl long strokes  beat them into tho mush. ' Pour in hot  gem pans, bake^twenty minutes, and  serve without delay.  Graham Gems.���������One and a half cup-  f uls of sweet milk, two cupfuls of graham flour, three tablespoonfuls: of  melted butter, one. of sugar, one egg  and two teaspoonfuls of baking powder. (Bake in gem pans''in a very hot  oven.  Kentucky Dodgers.���������Ono pint of  white cornmeal, one tablospooriful of  lard or good drippings, one teaspoonful  of salt, one-half pint of buttermilk,' one-  half teaspoonful of soda. Mix ton stiff  dough, mold with the hands into little  dodgers, place in a well-greased baker,  and hake in. a hot oven. It thc milk  does not make enough moisture for the  meal, add a little water or decrease the  quantity of moal.  Rico Omelet.���������Add to one cupful of  cold boiled rice Jour teaspoonfuls of  milk, two eggs-^whites and, yolks beaten separately���������and a half saltspoott of  salt.. Heat a tablespoonful of. butter  very hot in a frying pan, then pour in  the mixture, cover and bake about ten  minutes in a moderate oven until stiff.  Double and turn out carefully; on a hot  platter.  Beef and Macaroni.���������Stewed beef and  macaroni is an excellent)   dish,   which  should always be prepared! and cooked  the day, before it is to be served,  for it  will'be richer.      Take;   a good     beefsteak, and cut it into strips and! the fat  into dice, dip each! strip into seasoned  flour, pepper and salt, and roll it round  a bit of fat; lay in a deep pie dish, cover with stock or water,  tie a,greased  paper over and bake in a moderate oven  for an hour and a .half   to ctwo hours.  IC   this cooks   too) fast the beef will be  hard, as the gravy will boil; next day  take off  the paper, remove all fat from  the top of the gravy, cover,   over   with  greased paper again;    have    ready   a  quarter of a pound of macaroni boiled  in salted water till  tender,' ' stir     this  into some good tomato sauce and simmer for ten minutes;    place    the meat  in   the center of a hot    dish,-   arrange  the macaroni round,    and    serve   very  hot.     .  ,.. Apfel Kuchen.���������The apfel kuchen  you enjoyed so much in Germany, or  apple ccoken, as it' is called here, is  made; as follows! Line a shallow tin  with tart paste or bread dough. Peel,  quarter aDd core as many apples as  you 'require. Then cut; them in' half  quarters. Lay them,' close together  sideways on the paste till it is covered. Mix a custard ' of a half pint of  milk, two eggs, a toaspoonfuL of cornstarch, some grated lemon pee! or nutmeg and sugar enough, to make it  quite sweet. Pour it over the apples.  Bake it in a moderate oven. Slice a  lililo butler over it before taking.  aro soft molasses cookies, ;; Spread out  singly and cooled uncovered, and you  have, tho , snappiest kind of ginger  snaps., Take .these same snaps, keep  in a pail or jar. down cellar or where  they will gather a trifle of dampness  and they lose much of their brittle-  net's, .but still remain crisp, melting  and delicious.  Take the same ingredient** and proceed exactly as in [the first place, except that only five cups' of flour are  used, and the dough is to be molded  between the floured , hands in little  balls the size of a small English walnut. Thf-se balls are to be placed an  inch or more apart on a floured tin  and baked in ' a quick oven. In, the  process of baking they will flatten out,  and when done, exactly resemble the  little crackly-looking ginger cakes of  the baker. The quantities called, for  in the recipe are sufficient for a  large family. naif the quantity  would be enough for a small family, if  it was' all to be cooked, one way; or the  whole recipe could be used and some  of it prepared in the. several different  ways, thus giving variety.  FACTS ABOUT SAMOA.  Germany Wiintx to Utile the 1,11 lie Cironpr,  Tliongh Hor Trade There I* Very .Small.  The Germans want the ruling hand  in Samoa. They cannot claim this on  the strength of their superiority in  trade with tho islands, for in this" respect they fail; far below the United  States, Great Britain and Australasia,  In 1897 the islands imported ������53,415  worth of goods frpin tho United States,  ������13,32-2 from Great Britain and only  $5,5(12 from Germany. The Germans,  however, prepare and export a great  deal of copra, and they own most of the  land that, foreigners hold on the islands: Of the 135,000 acres, about  one-sixth of the area of the group  owned by foreigners, at least 85,000  acres, including: the best land, in the  islands is owned - by the Germans.  This landed estate was* secured by the  original German trading firm, and its  successors have never parted with an  acre of il.  The greaL drawback of Samoa is that  it is so far from markets. Its best  products are tropical fruits,, which are  abundantly produced, bul distance from  markets prevents, exportation. California is fifteen days by ��������� steam, and  freight rates are prohibitive. Besides,  Califoina lis itself a fruit country.  New Zealand is five days distant, but  its whole population is not much more  than that ot'Toronto. Sydney is eight  days away by sloam, bul Australia  and New Zealand'have islands nearer  them, notably Fiji, which grow all the  tropical fruits thev "������������������ant. So no fruit  is shipped from Apia; .the only port' of  the islands.  ln lS8i the Ceylon coffee disease  first appeared on the plantations of  Samoa and in a short time put an  end to coffee -production in that group.  No attempt has since been made to  raise coffee  Practically   tho    whole    business  of  Samoa  is based  to-day upon the coca-  nut, and tho export of copra, the dried  meat of the cocanu/t,- represents nearly  all    the  exports of tho    islands.     In  1897, nearly 11,000,000 pounds of copra,  the  native  product,  were  exported  in  addition  to the large quantity raised  on  the German plantations. But even  in her copra Samoa is not particularly  fortunate.     Some    fifteen    years  ago  there    was ah enormous    demand for  copra with the result lhal the cocoanul  tree was planted on the coasloC every  sea where it would .grow.    A few years  later   the markets  were glutted with  copre,  prices fell   about  one-half,  and  the    days  of    the  prosperity  of  that  trade have not since returned.    What  with    her  political    troubles  and   the  causes that have conspired to keep her  commerce  small,   Samoa  has  not   had  a   very  prosperous  history.    The  time  is coining, however, when she, will see  better    days.   The    resources    of   the  group    havo   not   yet     scarcely    been  touched.   In fact    nobody . lives more  than three or four miles from the sea  and    the  inner  parts  of  the    islands  have  riot  been utilized.  Russia's French Diplomatists.  It is said that the Russian Government has just organized a new school  of diplomacy at St. Petersburg, and  the students are all to be women. So  one more interesting field of work is  opening up lo women, but no wail of  disapproval is likely to go up from  masculine diplomatists thrown out of  employment by feminine competition.  The female diplomatists are to hava  a distinct province of their own and  to meddle hot at all with . masculine  prerogatives.  The new school is an illustration of  Russia's grim determination to neglect  nothing that will strengthen her hold  in the East. Europeans have always  been accustomed to regard the women of the Orient as utter nonentities  in Eastern,politics, and the influence  of the harem is little understood but-  side of the countries in which it is an  acknowledge institution. Things- could  hardly be otherwise, since the harem  life is so religiously guarded from public'scrutiny. No man,'save the sovereign, is allowed to cross the threshold, .  of a zenana. Even the civil authorities  dare not violate the sanctity of a harem  and.crime of any sort may be committed with impunity behind those closed  doors. Even the strong arm' of England, which has dared so much in India,  has weakened before the popular sentiment in regard lo the inviolability  of the harem; and, although British  officials havo had positive knowledge  that many of the English women and  girls who disappeared during the Sepoy mutiny have been forcibly detained  in the harems of native Rajahs and  dignitaries. "England has not .instituted  a general  search  for  the captives.  JAPAN'S FIGHTING CRABS.  ' HIGH-PRICED DOCTOR.  Dr. Willis, the medical attendant of  King 'George III., of England, was  called to Lisbon to attend tho Queen  of Pijrtugal for a mental disorder. Ho  got $50,000 a month, traveling expanses and board for himself and suite  and upon restoring the Queen received ������100,0000 in addition to the  monthly stipulation.  AN    ADAPTABLE   RECIPE.  Moat    housewives    value    a      recipe  which can be slightly changed to suit  varying circumstances and    the different tastes of ihe family.   -; Such a   one  is    this    favorite   recipo   for molasses  cookies, which we, give, herewith:  Boil  together 2 cups   molasses  and  1-2  cup  ihorlening lard,  butter and  lard mix-'  ed, or drippings.   As soon as it reaches  lhe boiling   points,   stir in   2 heaping  teaspoons ginger,  and the same quantity of roda.     Pour while foaming onto six cups of   sifted   flour   previously  measured in a pan, Mold, slightly roll  and cut while warm, as it is difficult  to handle    when    cold.   | Rolled   thin  marked with    a,   creased    roller    and  bake in large sheets, it is   the old-fashioned hard gingerbread.     Cud with   a  cooky cutter, and after baking pU(  in  a jar and covered    while    warm,  thev  Jin- KiiKlrru Klvnlv of (Ins Kull<lo������ nut!  (lie. llr-uic tWl'���������As 4'iimc ni Kltlicr In  <onilmr.  Perhaps the rncst savage specimen of  the crab species is found in' Japan. He  seems to think of nothing but fighiing  lo delight in nothing half so much.  Thc minute he spies another of his  kind he scrapes his claws together in  rage, challenging him to the combat.  Not a moment is wasted in preliminaries, but. at it they go, hammer and  tongs. II: sounds like stones grinding  against each other as their claws rattle against the hard shells. The sand  flies as the warriors push each other  hither and (hither unliL at last ono of  Ihern- stretches himtielf out in (he sun,  lired to death. But he does! not. beg  for mercy or attempt to run away,  only feebly rubbing.his claws together  in defiance of the foe. Thar foe comes  closer, and with his claws trembling  with joy at his victory, Ihe conqueror  catches hold of one claw of the vanquished crab, twists it. uiitit ii comes  off and bears away the palpitating  limb as atrophy of his prowess.,Such is  a battle between warrior crabs.  HOME  CHAT.  Wickwirc���������Oh,   have  Mrs  Kipling's  poem  on  Burden ?    ���������  Mr.    Wickwirc���������No.      What   is  another of those woman poems i  you   seen  The  White  Man's  it���������  So, save when some curious woman  traveller succeeds in obtaining entrance to a harem and'exchanges a  few inane remarks with the women,  through an interpreter, Europe is in  darkness concerning Oriental women.  The men of the East never refer to  their harems. It would be a tremendous breach of etiquette to do so.  When the Oriental refers to woman  at all, it is in a general way and with  profound disdain. That is the correct  Eastern" attitude.' In thai, land of  bloomors woman's rights are a thing  unknown.  Probably this disdainful attitude of  the Oriental man is largely responsible  for the European idea of the Oriental  woman; but the man of the East is  very much like any other man; and  those Europeans who are most in touch  with Eastern life insist ihat the autocratic lord of the harem is usually  henpecked to a degree which'the Western monogamist can never know. The  inmates of the harem depend upon  their influence over him for his indulgence of their whims and fancies.  They have absolutely no aim savo to  win his devotion aiid find a way of  retaining it. It is ridiculous to assume that they do not influence his  mind as well as his heart. They are  ambitious for their sons. They have  a keen interest, in lhe affairs of the  kingdom, which are nearest their  lord's heart. Through their attendants  they have many means of information  in regard to the outside world.- They  know all that is happening, and their  personal interest, ambition, or caprice,  is a more potent factor in the course  of Asiatic and African events than the  West' has   realized.  Russia* is the first of European countries  to  take into account  this  power  behind Eastern   thrones.  The  new St.  Petersburg school   will   train    women  for   secret  diplomatic  service  in    the  Orient.   Male diplomatists are obliged  to stay 'butside-.,the-;-'ha''i*i:"m~g'a't'-rs,-f=but  the female diplomatists will have entry to  the seraglios, and will  have a  most interesting field for experiment.  The  students    are  learning    Turkish;  Siamese,  Chinese,   Persian,    Japanese,  and, most suggestive of all, the various  dialects of India. Evidently Russian intrigue is to take a fresh start  in  the.  Eiistern empire of Queen Victoria, and  it   is   likely, that  it  will   not  be  long  before   thc   other    nations  of  Europe  will make a counter move in the groat  chess  game    by  putting;     their '..-'own'"'  pa wns.into Oriental zenanas. What an  amount   of   entertainment will  crowd  into the quiet lives of- the harem   inmates!    A   half  dozen   foreign ' feiu-ilo  diplomatists ought  to be able  to stir  up any   weU-regulated  harem   and  if  the lords of the Orient were as wise as  (hey look they would bar ihe seraglio  door.s against foreigners of both sexes.  When the four favourite wives of a'Rajah,  listening  to  ihe wily  persuasions  of  foreign   diplomatists,- pledge  themselves,, r'ospeciively. to the interests of  Russia, England, Germany and Franco  and .promise  to bring  their  liege   lord  around  to their views,  ihi-re'.s trouble  ahead fur that Rajah, and his dom.'stic.  life, is liktdy to spoiled.. Ofcour.se tlicro  is   always   the.   bow   string   and   sack,,  but   lhe favourites are beautiful. Perhaps   the   best   plan   would   be.   to   use  lhe bow string and sack for the diplomatists.  It will be interesting to watch tho  new diplomatic experiment.' and its  .success or , failure. AYomen certainly;  have many of the essential qualifications of diplomatists. The life of the  average woman is one long career of ���������  diplomacy, and unaccredited woman  diplumitisls have ruled the .destinies'  of Europe before now. Tact and cleverness women certainly have. Wheth- j.  er l hey have lhe judgment, daring arid ,  force to grapple with grave orisises tm������  cannot tell; but only an occasional  mm has t hose qualities, and'I hen, loo,  such crisis will not come'within the  scope of seraglio diplomacy. Tho work  will have, a novelty and spice -if . adventure' that will make it fascinating,  .-mil Russian women of cleverness,' ambition and daring, have now an opportunity which some of their sisters may  envy  ihein.  m  mm THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, MARCH 18,  1899.  MOUNTAIN  ECHOES.  Revelstoke is now a city.  The sun is beginning to tell on the  snow slowly but surely.  The libel suit of Sibbald va. tho Revelstoke Mail has been dismissed.  Mr. Gordon, supt. of the Whitewater  mine, has moved his family from Cody  to Whitewater.  Yesterday was reception day at  Tara's Hall, upon which occasion  Larry was the geriiai host.  The "Wearing of the Green" was  played by the citizens generally yesterday, whether musical or otherwise.  Kaslo is purchasing $1,500 fire appliances. The recent burning of the  Great Northern hotel started the  action.  The Star people hope to start up  their concentrator in about a month.  This will ease off the dull strain considerably.  ��������� Larry Doolan has imported some  "shamrocks ao green" from the old sod  and he is setting them up for beauty  against Aid. McDonald's heather.  An exchange says, "the last idle  man in that place is working." To be  working and idling at the same time  is something every man cannot do.  Every cyclist should carry a bottle  of JEJagyard's Yellow Oil. It has no  equal for taking out inflammation, reducing swelling or relieving pain.  Price 25c.  The K. & S. rotary had a tussle with  a small snow slide on thc Cody track  above the lower end of town yesterday,  boring her way through in about half  an hour.  Cure that cough with Shiloh's Cure.  The best cough cure. Relieves croup  promptly. One million bottles sold  last year. 40 doses for 25 cts. Sold at  McQueen's Drug Store.  The recent sale of Payne stock to  Montreal parties is likely to Conad-  ianise the institution and establish  the head office at Montreal, which will  be an advantage to all interested.  Karl's Clover Root Tea is a pleasant  laxative. Regulates the bowels, purifies the blood. Clears the complexion.  Easy to take and pleasant to take. 25  cts.   Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  The Nelson hockey team have really  won something���������they beat the Slocan  City boys in the first match the latter  played this winter, and thc first match  some of the players ever took part in  their lives.  Howe, a Three Forks hotel keeper,  ' sued a boarder for $50.70 for board,  money loaned, liquor, etc. In the  court at Nelson he proved his case till  the defendant denied it in toto and he  was non-suited.  The Russell Comedy Co. will appear  here in Spencer's hall, Monday evening, March 20, presenting "Edison's  Burglars," a romance of a California  mine. They have in their company a  little girl wonder.  Can some friend oblige us with copies of The Mining Review of the 7th  and 14th of January. We had them  put away and by some means _or other  they disappeared, and we require them  to complete our file.  Dyspepsia cured.   Shiloh's Vitalizer  immediately   relieves   sour   stomach,  coming up of food distress,  and is the  great kidney and  liver remedy.   Sold  - at McQueen's Drug Store.  ��������� .- , ��������� When it comes to be understood that  many of the Acts put through the  Loc;.LHouse the last session were simply copied bodily from the Manitoba  statutes, it will be seen that Joe's  labors were not so heavy after all.  The Nelson Tribune: "T.Milne, of  Sandon, met with an unfortunate accident here on Friday. In jumping oil'-  the sidewalk in front of the. St..James  hotel, he twisted his left leg, breaking  one bone hnd chipping another at the  ankle. He is being cared for at the  Slocan hospital."  A mine owner told thc writer the  other day that the late Act, reducing  miners' day's work to S hours is going  to prove ruinous to some of the low  grade properties, and may force them  to,shut down. He says the owners are  paying the highest wages to miners in  the world, and the regulations of the  day's service ought to be left to the  owners and men without any outside  interference.  A sleigh load of harrows passing  through the street Wednesday gave  some the impression that the fanners  in the hills were getting ready for  seeding. Others concluded that Bro.  Lowry, financier, was importing them  for the "hay country" around -New  Denver. Enquiry, however, elicited  the fact that they were made, by Aid.  Crawford for farm use near Vernon.  They were the first, we belieye, ever  seen in the city.  It is bad enough for Publicans and  sinners to deal in   stock jobbing and  lying about   inferior   mining properties ; but. when   clergymen   tackle it  and advance it under the eloak of the  church,   it is   infinitely  worse.    The  Rev. Ralph Trotter,   Baptist,  of (Victoria, has resigned his pastorate and-is  going into selling stocks, of question-  , able properties in Camp McKinney, in  the east.    The   man   knows nothing  about the values of the properties he  ia to offer;  but thinks that because he  is a clergyman the suckers will bite.  New Denver is going to have a new  Anglican church.  The Turks and the Arabs are fighting.  The props, of the Jackson House,  Whitewater, gave a grand ball last  evening.  Charles Waugh was run over and cut  in two by a backing train at Robson  on' Friday last. He is from Barrie,  Illinois.  Be not deceived! A ceugh, hoarseness or croup are not to be trilHcd with.  A dose in time of Shiloh's Cure will  save you much trouble. Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  The baibers of the city have formed  a Union. They will close on Sundays,  keeping open Saturday evenings till  12 o'clock, to take effect on the 1st of  April.  Mrs. Joseph Langtry,Brockville,Ont.,  says: "I have used Dr. Low's Worm  Syrup and I can say that it has done  my children good. It never fails to  act promptly."   Price 25c.  Ladies, take the best. If you are  troubled with constipation, sallow  skin, and a tired feeling, take Karl's  Clover Tea. It ib pleasant to take.  Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  There is trouble at the Comstock  mine. Tom Mitchell put in a mill on  a certain guarantee and the owners  say it is not up to representations.  The law may be called in to decide the  question.  During tho week three more patients  arrived at the hospital: R Hoge, from  the Last Chance, with appendicitis;  G. Yberg, from the Wonderful, with  typhoid and inflammation, and A.  .uighthan, from Lane's staff, with an  injured dhow.  SOME HINTS.    '*  -I*  ������  ������  How often mothers are perplexed and driven nearly to  despair by their little ones losing appetite and refusing all  manner of food when children will take  ������00  aee  at nearly any time.    A cup-of Bovril between or at meals  is the most perfect of nourishment to give the children for  *���������  **  H. Byers & Co.  carry a large stock of  ^4.4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,^,4,15^  Aa we go to press thc Miners' ball,  in aid of their Union hospital, is in  full swing. The hall is decorated in  true St. Patrick style. British, Irish  and American flags and many other  emblems of "Erin go Braugh," also,  by their token, tlie pick and shovel,  making in all a pretty effect.  Saved tho Baby.���������"Dr. Fowler's Extract ol' Wild Strrwberry saved my  baby's life. She was cutting her teeth  and was taken ill with Diarrhoea very  badly.My sister advised Fowler's Wiid  Strawberry. I got a bottle and it  stopped the trouble at once." Airs.  Pater Jones, Warkworth, Ont.  ��������� It looks as if McDowell, who talks  now of building sampling works at  Nelson, was a bit of a fake. It is only  a few weeks since he called at this  office and asked us to announce that  he had commenced their construction  atRosebery, and would have them in  operation by thc 1st of April. He  should not, if genuine, have made such  decid-ad statements, if he had any  doubt on the matter.  .eiTY ��������� eiGHR ��������� ST0RE.  Q M O "K Tfl   Prima������������ and La Flor deVallues Cigars���������they  k^ xix.   / xvj_j   cxcell all others  in  flavor.    All the leading  brands in stock.  City Cigar Store.  S. A. Mighton.  Ranges and Cook  Stoves,  Box and Heating  Stoves,  Queen' Heaters', Etc.  Call and inspect our lines.  H. BYERS & CO.  Nolson, B.C.   Kaslo, B.C., Salidon, B.C.  Refreshing SSeep  COKES WHEN  lilburn's Heart  ARE USED.  PERSONAL   MENTION.  Organizer Lucaa wns in the city  Monday.  Mrs. Fisher.returned last week from  a long visit south.  OP. B,. Agent McArthur'is away  west on a society visit.  Mr. and Mrs. Sloan, of Three Forks,  drove in on Wednesday. ,  Mr. P.J. Hickey  returned   from  visit to the south on Sunday.  Mr. Harris returned Saturday evening from his trip to the coast.  Mr. H. C. Hplden is going to try his  luck in the Greenwood district.  ; Miss Vallance, of Hamilton, Ont  visiting her brother, on Sunnyside.  Mr. Perry, manager, of the Noble  Five, returned from the west on Monday.       *.."���������' z  Mr. R. Young, of Winnipeg, brother  of Dr. Young, nas been visiting in the  city lor seme days.  Mr. G. W. Grimmett returned Wednesday evening from atrip on the O.  N. P. as far as Fernie.  Mr. Fallows, who lias been unwell  for some time, left yesterday for Spokane for medical treatment and change  of air.  . Mrs. Cliffe has received an invitation  to attend the marriage feast of a  nephew in Virginia, but she " 'aint a  goin'."  Mr. Itiblet returned Wednesday from  a long trip, accompanied by Mrs.  Riblet, through the eastern states, the  latter remrining at Syokane for a short  visit.  Aid. Hunter returned Tuesday lrom  his long visit east feeling all the better for the tramp. He says he brought  her as far as Spokane and she refused  to come further.  Miss Margaret Brown, G27 Colborne  St., London. Out., says.:���������"My mother  has been afllicted with nervousness and  general debility for a long time. She  suffered a great deal with insomnia, and  found it almost impossible to sleop.  "I went to W. T. Strong's drugstore  and got a box of Milburn's Heart and  Nerve Pills, which sho took, and derived  so much bonefit from them that 1 bought  another box for hev. They have done her  a wonderful, lot of good, making her  nervous system much stronger, giving her  restful sleep, and removing many other  symptoms which previously distressed  her.  "I can truly say that these pills are a  great remedy for any ono suffering from  weak nerves, gonci-ii! debility, sleeplessness or heart trouble.?'  ��������� Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills are  50c. abox.or 3 for>'1.25, at all dvuggists,  AM CLOSING ������UT  Y BUSINESS in Sandon  and selling out my large stock of Watches,  Clocks. Jewellery, Silverware, etc., at great  reductions. Do you want a bargain, how  is your opportunity..  Do you wish your eyes properly fitted  with Spectacles and Eyeglasses by an expert optician, now is the time before I  leave!  G. W. GRIMMETT.  FOR SALE.    '  A. small house, conveniently situated/' ���������  Apply 10 Mrs: A..II. Sterritt.  dLT& LODQE,  NO. U. D.  A. F. AND A. Jt.  Regular Communion of lodge. Meets  first Thursday In  each month at. S p.  m. Visiting brethren cordially Invited. '' ' -.  . W.H. LILTA".  .-Soc'y,  I li Of GROCERIES El Broil!  JIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIfllllllllllUIEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEIIIIlirilllMIIIIIIIIIIllIMIIIIIIIIIIIIlllIIIIIIIIIIIllIIIIIIIflltllllllllillUIUIIIIIIIt'  Table Novelties too numerous to mention.  Salted and Preserved Fish of all kinds.  Jellies, Jams and Fruits, ail very dainty arid  appetizing.  Fine tender Hams and Breakfast Bacon. \  Canned and Potted Meats for quick meals.  Fancy Crackers, Biscuits in bulk and in  fancy cartoons.  Come and see us, or send us in your orders by mail, as we are noted for prompt  attention and careful consideration in forwarding goods.  FOR OVKRF1FTV" YKAKS.  Mrs. AVinslow's Soothing Syrup has been  used by millions of mothers for their.chlldren  .-while teething. If disturbed at night and  broken of your rest by a sick child, suffering  and crying with pain of cutting teeth. Send  at once and get a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's  Soothing Syrup" for children teething. It  will relievo tho poor little sufferer immediat-  ly. Depend upon it, mothers, thero is no  mistakeaboutft. ItcuresdiarrUcea,regulates  the stomach and bowels, cures Wind Colic,  softens tho gums and reduces Inflammation,  and gives tone and energy to the system.  "Mrs.WlnsIow'sSoothingSyri-p" for children  teething is pleasant to lhe taste and is tho  prescription of one of the oldest and best  femalophysicians and nurses in the United  States. Price twenty-live cents a tottle.  S������*Id by all druggists throughout the -world.  Bo sure and ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing  SyTtip." "  Silver City Lodge, .\To. 3t), meets every Friday evening.at 7.30 o'cloclc.in Ciawiord's linll.  W. J: GAUBUTT, N, G. ...   .  GEO. WAITJ'J, V. .ii.'  HEV. A. M. SSANFOItD, Roe. Sec.    .  All so)ournlng brothers  cordially invited  lo attend.  Certificate 01  Improraenfs."  NOTICE.  Kitchener Fractional Mineral Claim, situate  ln the Slocan  "Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   Where'   located:���������In  Iho Ivanhoe basin, adjoining the Admiral  Xelsou and GreutKut tern Mineral Claims.  Take notice that I, W. S.-Drewry, acting as  agent for W. IT. Yaw-key. Free Miner's C������rtl-  flcateNo. 501(1 a. and P..r.IIiekoy, Free Miner's  Certificate No. tCISGilu, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining   Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant ol the  above claim. -  And further take notice that action, under  section 37,  must be  commenced  bolore the'  issuance ol such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9lh day of February, 1891).  W.S. DREWRY..  :H.; Giecgerich,  SANDON.  KASLO.  AINSWORTH.  / CURED 5,000  NOTICE.  Admiral Nelson  Mineral Claim, situate in  the Slocan    Mining   Division   ol   West  Kootenay District.   Where  located:���������In  the Ivanhoe basin, adjoining the Ivanhoe,  Elgin and Great Eastern Mineral Claims.  Take notice that I, W.S. Drowry, acting as  agent for W. C; Yawkcy.Free Minor's Corticate No. 5018 a, intend, sixty days from tho  dale hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate  of   improvements,  for  the  purpose ef obtaining a Crown grant of  tho  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before tho  lssuanao ol such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 9th day of February, 1899.  W. S. DREWRY.  last jear With the DR. SANDEN ELECTRIC BELT���������  famous the world .over. No. drugs, no ill. eflectsj, but  simply nature's own remedy���������ELECTRICITY; DRAINS,  NIGHT LOSSES, VARICOCELE, UNDEVELOP-  MENT, IMPOTENCY, and all results of YOUTHFUL  ERRORS speedily cured.  CONSULT ME FREE  Sent sealed upon request.  at office, or: write for book explaining all.  Address  DR. R, SANDEN, 156 St. James Street, Montreal, Que.  eO'AL  %a^ V*-S Jt\ M-tf  Haying secured thc agency for the Lethbridge Coal  for Sandon, New Denver and Silverton, I am prepared  to fill orders promptly.  )   I  il  {   #  ;i * <  I '"Qari  f aou  5 dele  '���������'.as  \ '.'���������pa  % rorfl  "���������. awJ  a, it ir  i<y,fol  ��������� !'������'rej  '.3&-1  "-tri  ������>  1 -*-Ji  -,-������������������������������  .tli  Sandon Transfer Co.  E. A. Cameron.


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