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Array VOL. 3���������NO. 42.  SANDON, B��������� C, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1900.  FIVE CENTS.  8  On Attack at Paardeberg Whicn Re-  the Blot of Majuba Hill  on Its Anniversary.  pealed  Toronto, March 27.���������The Evening  Telegram's London correspondent  cables that ,the London Times correspondent, in writing of the buttle of  Paardeberg. which resulted in the surrender of Cronje, says General Hector  Macdonald and General Colville, who  commanded the division in which the  Canadians were brigaded, reminded  Lord Roberta that February 27 was the  anniversary of the battle of Majuba  Hill, suggesting to the commander-in-  Chief a plan of attack, but Lord Roberts demurred, fearing the plan would  result in the loss of too manyCanadian  lives, the Canadians, however, insisted,  and this insistence,' says the Times  correspondent, broke down Lord Roberts' reluctance and the Canadians were  sent to repeal the blot on the name of  the Mother Country, and to avenge  Majuba Hill. The correspondent continuing, says" the Boers admit that the  accurate lire of the Canadians compelled them to fire at random.  London, March 28���������A dispatch to  the Daily Chronicle from Kimberly  dated Monday says: "Four hundred  Free Staters have taken possession of  the road between Kimberly and Paardeberg.- They have siezed a farm, near  Pandam's fontein. It is rumored that  their object "is" to raid the railway by  way of Jacobsdal."  London, March 27.���������The Cape Town  correspondent of the Daily News telegraphing today. Tuesday, says it is improbable that the advance'from Bloemfontein will be made for another month.  General Clements is advancing to  Bloemfontein in four columns.-'  When Lord Roberts begins the march  northward General Gatacre will be left  ���������   in charge of Bloemfontein.  The Colonial government has ordered the Cape volunteers to withdraw  south of the Orange River for fear of  accentuating racial feeling.  London, March 27.���������In response to  the executive committee's request that  the American hospital ship Maine, be  permitted to remain in South African  waters, General Buller has cabled as  follows,, from Ladysuiith : "We think  the shipin going to England confers  the greatest benefit upon the sick and  wounded, as with her excellent medical  staff, she best aids in that way the  evacuation of our congested hospitals  ofbadcasrs. The Trojan and Spartan  are ample for local transfers. If the  Maine goes we hepeshe will return as  soon as. possible."  London, March 28.���������The Morning  Post has the following dated March 26,  from Burg'sdoip : "Dutch disloyalty is  now very strong and the Dutch "are  tumbling over each other in their efforts to give information to the British  authorities.: ���������'. Real loyalty, \hpweyer,  will bei a:plant of.slow growth in these  districts. -I have travelled'with Sir  ; Alfred Milner and' I believe his policy,  towards the rebels favors temporing-  justice with'mercy."  ���������������������������������������������-..���������������������������  Montreal, ,March '2'6.^-The Herald  correspondent with the First Contingent,' in a letter to that paper Loday, describing the battle of Paardeberg,where  19 Canadians were killed, says the lives  were lost in a needless charge : that  the commander of the.Cornwall regiment was with the Cornwall's when the  assault was made. The order to charge  was given because it was thought too  much time had been occupied on the  Boer position. The brigadier after expressing regret that. the charge had  taken place, which he said wnsnot intended, expressed sympathy at the loss  of many Canadians, but congratulated  them on their fine lighting qualities.  which settled in South Africa. He  was born in Cape Colony, but was  taken b}' parents to the* Orange Free  Street, where he was taught from childhood to shoot straight and hate the  British. Of schooling he had but little,  but his ambition -prompted him to  read the few books he could obtain,and  he succeeded in obtaining a fair knowledge of history and languages. Soon  after the acquisition of Natal by the  British he becamea burgher of the  Sonth African Republic and "a daring  fighter. .  It was Joubert who organized the  army of the South African Republic,  dividing the country into 17 military  districts with commandants, field cornets and lieutenants. To such a point  of perfection was the system carried  that when the present war was declared  Joubert, it is said, only had to send 17  dispatches and within 48 hours the  Boer nation was under arms. It was  due to General Joubert that the South  African Republic succeeded in amassing the immense stores of war munitions and provisions, which have stood  them in good stead during the conflict  now in progress. Although known as  "Slim Peter" he was nearly six, feet in  height and of stout build, his nickname being jiiven him on accouiitof  his shrewd military tactics. The wife  of General Joubert, who was a ' Miss  Eraser, had been devoted to him  throughout the campaign, frequently  sharing the dangers in the field.  PERSONAL   MENTION.  Mr. Harris is  expected homo   in a  few days.  . ���������  Mrs. Chas. Pearson left for Seattle on  Thursday morning.  Mr. Thos. Duffy'is in the citv  after a long absence.  again  A Second Demosthenese'  The Nelson Tribune: "The business  men" of Nelson who are not politicians  are unanimously of the opinion that  the eight-hour law has come to stay,  and that the agitation for its repeal is  doing the country more harm than the  operation of the law. Business men  know that as long,as the question is  kept a live issue by politicians, the  burliness interests of the country will  remain in an unsettled condition, and  they, have been in that condition long  enough."  Fanny Squeers thought all she had  to do was to propose to Nicholas Nick-  leby and that.settled it. All that is  now necessary to settle the mining'  trouble is for "the business'men of Nelson who are not politicians" to unload  themselves. The dogs of owners have  no right to even an opinion in the matter. If it is news to the Hustoman  print we may say that as long as that  law, with its penalty clauses, is on the  statutes the agitation Cor its repeal  will not cease. It was passed by tinhorn politicians to buy up the labor  vote, when they knew thev had no  statesman's qualifications to present to  the people. It was never asked for by  the country; it is a deterrent to capital, a prevention of the development  of the country and, therefore, an enemy  to the men that are now clamoring for  its retention.  Mr. CJeigerich and Solicitor Martin,  of Kaslo, were in town Wednesday.  Lawyer Christie went to Kaslo this  week on some important mining business.  Mrs. Lafavor and family left on Monday for their new home at Blaine.  Wash.  Andy Rankin, who has been in Nelson and vicinity for some months, is in  the city again.  Col. Pearson went, down to Hill Bros,  mill on the Lake, Thursday morning  on business.  Mrs. Pitts left Sunday morning last  for a lengthy visit in Ontario, in the  vicinity of Montreal.  Mr. Chas. Culver returned Thursday  from Oregon to resume his old position  as foreman of the Star concentrator. ,  Mr. C. J- Smith went fishing at Rose-  bery, the other day, aiid caught a lumbago, weighing 20 lbs, more or less.  Wm. Hunter, of Silverton, and R. F.  Green, of Kaslo, were in the city this  week, some thought on political missions, hut went to Kaslo, the evident  centre or base of operations, next day.  formation   against one of   the   Union |  men, who appeared for trial  on Thurs-1  day.     At    the   trial   the   truth   was |  brought out and  the   Union man  acquitted, it having been provpn that he  knew nothing of the matter."  If the Silvertonian wants to know  the truth it is this : One Grant, an old-  time miner, but whether union or nonunion we cannot say, was arrested y,pr  an assault which took place on the  street in the city. He himself did not  deny that he was mixed in it, but in  cross-examining a witness he conveyed  the impression that he did;not strike  but merely pushed some one. As'the  Finlanders could not speak English  there was no one to prove that they  were the 'parties assaulted and that  Grant had a&saulted the plaintiffs. The  case was dropped simply for the want  of proof on these poins. Prints should  either leave such matters alone altogether or publish the facts.  MINES AND MINING.  Wilful Misrepresentation.  Canada's Exhibit at Paris.  Canadians as Athletes.  A HEAVY BLOW TO THE BOERS.  General Joubert, Commander-General of  the Transvaal Forces. Is Dead.  Pretoria, March 28.���������General Joubert  died last night at 11:20 o'clock. He  had been suffering from stomach complaint. Tlie town id plunged in mourning for this true patriot, gallant general  and upright and honorable-gentleman.  General Petrius Jacobs Joubert, commander general of the Transvaal forces,  better known as Slim Peter, was born  about 68 years ago.   He was descended  .      _ --       . ..   ..   Both bodies  from tho old French Huguenot family, J will be interred at Nelson.  The  Globe's correspondent at   London, England, cabled Menday the summary of a letter received from Mr. John  E. Ewan,; the   Globe's   correspondent  with the���������'second .Canadian contingent,  and dated Cape Town, February 27th.  Mr. Ewansays':.���������:"The Pomeranian "arrived   here; yesterday:'   ��������� Nine'��������� horses  died on the voyage but the men are all  well,- insplendid spirits and delighted  at  the.prospect of active serviae. , At  the sports  held here today the Canadians entered a team in the tug of war  contest, being the only non-naval team  in this event.   They surprised   all  by  reaching the semi-final, having had to  contest against   strong trams.    They  were beaten   in the final by -a small  margin.     Their'   victories   over    the  sailors in the qualifying tugs were vigorously applauded  by the great multitude present.    Williams,  a Canadian,  won the half-mile race.   These contests,  indicated the fine physique of the Canadians, especially in view of the fact  that they had only just landed after a  long   voyage.    Since Paardeberg   the  praise ot   the   Canadians is  oil every  tongue;"  BROKE THE RECORD.  ��������� At Boston, Tuesday night, March 13,  Dick Grant, of St. Marys (Ont.), broke  the track record in a mile run,running  the distance in 4 minutes, 54J seconds.  He nearly lapped his field. After a  half-hour's intermission, Grant won the  880 yard run from his club-mate, Neil  Keliher; by five yards.-.  Ottawa, Ont., March 26.���������Canada will  have 1,697 exhibits at the Paris Exposition this year, valued altogether at  S200.000. This is a smaller number  than was,sent to the Chicago Exposition in 1893, but Mr. William D. Scott,  oneof the-Paris commissioners, who  left yesterday for Paris, says the quality of the exhibit is far superior to that  sent to the Windy City"/]" The exhibits-  include horticulture, agriculture; minerals, timbeis and the government's  exhibit of fish and game. Commissioner Scott speaking of the Dominion  exhibits said :  "We have endeavored, as far as possible, to keep it purely commercial.  We have never had anything like the  mineral exhibit. It has been prepared  under the supervision of Dr. G. M.  Dawson, director of the geological survey, and that should be sufficient guarantee of its excellence. The territory  covered by the specimens, extends from  the Yukon to Cape Breton and Nova  Scotia. The British Columbia government has a particularly fine display of  mineral, including onehundrecl specimens ��������� of free gold from one hundred  different creeks, some from.'Atlin: : A  fountain throwing wheat will be in  operation in the agricultural- department and wheat, will be taken fromthe  Territories and Manitoba arid will illustrate the hard varieties grown in the  great Canadian west. The, fountain  will be worked by electricity. ��������� Other  grains will be shown and thewhole ex-,  hib'it has been prepared by Dr. Saunders, the director of the experimental  farm. Prof.. J. W. Robertson ; has had  charge of the fopdproduct exhioits  arid ,tnese include cold storage, plants  shown in operation with all. varieties  of food in cold storage. ���������  When the gulchite has to knowingly  fib about the causes of the departure of  those Finlanders from the Payne  mine, for the purpose of bolstering up  the contentions of the radical element  of the unions and having a fling at the  owners, the public can well understand  its extremity. In the first place but  10, and not 16. quit work and went  away. In the next place it was not  because they wanted to join the union  that they were discharged, as they  were not discharged at all but went  away of their own accord, leaving  pretty good assuraaces that they were  induced to take that step by an emis-,  sary of the,union. We may here say  that the owners have offers of all that  class of men they want, and many of  them are excellent workmen, but they  have refrained ,from employing them  out of regard for the demands of many  deserving local men. If, however, the  unions persist in interfering clandestinely with these men, it will only be  the worse for themselves, as it will end  in the more of them being employed  to..the exclusion of resident miners.  The owners are desirous of employing  all deserving locvi men, where tney-can  do it with immunity from union interference. Where the latter is impossible the other alternative will have to  be resorted to. We throw this out as a  timely and friendly suggestion, and we  only hope it will be accepted in the  same spirit.  The Bosun's ore shipments aggregate  120 tons for the month of March.  The Mowich Mineral Claim, Cir-  penter creek, has applied for a Crown  grant.  The Northwest Mining Sj'ndlcafce  have opened up the Lakeview group  again.  The Rambler-Cariboo shipped from  McGuigan 102 tons of ore during the-  month of March.  The Victor claim, on the east hill,  after running two shifts for a short  time, struck 6 inches of clean galena.  The Joker and Cody Fraction mineral claims have been seized for some  $91 due Hunter Bros, by SheriffTuck.  A two-third interest of the Rockland  group, Eight Mile creek, has been  bonded by J. P. Graves for $75,000,  which will go to do development work.  We were   informed   yesterday  that  the -Ruth   concentrator , would" commence   operations   today   (Saturday).'.  The Star is likoly to be running in a  week's time.  Sheriff Tuck has seized the goods  and chattels of the Da'rdenelles Mining  & Milling Company, Limited, including 230 sacks of silver-lead ore, buildings, mining machinery, etc., in satisfaction of a claim of 51,427.  The Chapleau Consolidated Gold"  Mining Company, Limited, has recently been registered in London, Eng.,  with a capital of ������75,000, in ������1 shares,  for the purpose of acquiring and developing the Chapleau group, on Lemon0  creek. All.the signatories are resident  in Paris.  The World's Production of Gold.  The Transvaal a Competitor.  THEIR YIEWS OF IT.  There Are Some Prints, and People too,  Ready to Condone Any Attrocity,   .;:  in the Union Ranks.  ,...  Nelson was the scene on Thursday  of a frightful accident which, resulted  in the death of two employes of the  Ontario Powder Company and slightly  wounding two others. Four hundred  pounds of powder exploded, blowing up  tho works. The killed were Harry  German and  Wm. Way.  The Paystreak says that no union  miners were involved in the fracas  with the Finlanders (Dagoes the print  calls them though it knows thsre is not  a Dago in the mines around) lip the  the Reco trail some clays ago; but that  "they quarrelled amongst themselves."  The print also knows this is an untruth, and a little enquiry could assure  it that the parties believed to be guilty  have cleared out. The idea is to prejudice the minds of the' public against  the meia that have been the means of  breaking up the tie-up here and allowing miners to go to worki Such arguments please' Coeur d'Alene rioters  wherever found, but they never go  down withthe sensible part of the community.  Even the Silvertonian will have it  that the late trouble with the Finland-  era here was the result of a row among  themselves.   Here is what it says :  ���������"He returned to town and laid in-  Tt is much   to be regretted that   at  this juncture those who are trying to  force the eight-hour law on the country  for the   personal advantages   it   may  bring, do not give a little cool thought  to the future of the country.   Everything goes to show that in a very short  time   the   Transvaal country will fall  under British administration, and that  it is exceptionally rich iii the precious  metals.   Experience also teaches that  capital is'ever shy of disturbing conditions, and that our agitations turn the  attention   of  capitalists   to   quarters  where disturbing conditions are less m  evidence.   It appears   to   us  that all  who look at these matters calmly must  see our impending danger.   Without  foreign capital there will be but little  here for miners no matter what the  length of our labor day,   and if we do  not offer tlie necessary inducements it  will go the Transvaal, where troubles  will be less numerous, and where agitators   and   street-corner   politicians  will have less influence with  the labor  element. _ It would strike one that the  present time is one for unity of action  instead of distraction  of sections.   If  we can only get plenty of capital there  .wili.be plenty of employment for labor  ���������in fact   capital   will be   competing  with itself for labor and the miner regardless of  the length of day  will get  every cent he is worth from the value  of his productions.   It seems to us that  our if legislators instead of  trying to  buy up the miners with promises they  never intend to fulfil as they are now  every day trying to do,  were trying to  bring in  this foreign capital that may  a little later be lost to us for ever, they  would be taking a   patriotic step the  country would  haye much   reason  to  thank them for later on.  Rand & McNally's Bankers' Monthly  gives the following facts regarding the  world's production of gold :  While gold  is  found  almost every,  where,  even in the waters of the sea-  vastly- the greater part of the world's ,  production is confined to small areas  and few countries.   Sonth Africa, Australasia   and the   United States   contribute more than 70 per cent, of the  world's output.     The  director of the  mints  has estimated that for 189S the  world's production of gold  was   $2S8,-  000,000, of which the countries named  produced 3206,000,000 as follows : South  Africa, SSO,000,000;   Australasia, S(>4,-  000,000, and United States, i?6-t,000,O0U.  If Russia be added to the lis', with a>  production last year   exceeding   $25,-  000,000, then four countries contributed  more than 80 per cent, of the world's  supply in 1898. Y, Uutil the Boer war  upset all 'calculation's.,, the indications  were that   the current year would record a   world's production   exceeding  considerably $300,000,000.   Indeed it is.  riot improbable this great sum may be-  reached,   for   there   are   well defined  rumors   of marvelous .discoveries   at  Cape Nome, which has been characterized the geological surprise of the century.   Truly thia  is a new golden  era..  Only  a little   over   twenty years ago-  Suess, the emineut Austrian geologist,  estimated   that   three-fourths   of   the  world's gold production was from placer  mines, and from  this supposed fact he  concluded that,   since the w rking of  such mines is limited to short periods,,  the   future of gold mining was  by no  means encouraging.   Yet of the total"  $2S8,000,000 gold brought to light by  last year's operations,, not more  than  15 per cent,   was the product of placer  mines,   while, approximately   60   per  cent,  was derived from tnose stubborn  fields which at the time of Sueas; pessimistic prediction, could not be worked  with profit, and so were abandoned.  Gussts at the Reco.  The Wind-up of Curling.  The cempetition 'between the six  local rinks, for four boxes of Roaebery  cigars, donated by Smith, Fischel &  Co., St. Jerome, P. Q., proved to be the  most interesting of the season and resulted in Wm. Wilson's'rink capturing  the: coveted prize. While the other  rinks were anxious to win for the  honor of winning, it.is only fair "to say  they all had decided to swear off smoking, which is���������"nufsed."  Geo. E. Martin, Kaslo; Alex. Cross,  Nelson; Geo. M. Aivnian, Winnipeg?  E. F. Tolmie, Nelson; vVm. J. Morton,  New York; James T. Gates, Nelson; M.  BIythe, Rossland; Rae McNally, Boss-  land; J. Wilson, Kauiloops; R. F. Green,  Kaslo; Win. Hunter, Silverton; Mr. and  Mrs. G. W. Benson, Chicago; II. T.  Tilley, Toronto; H. T. Twigg, New Denver; A. Goldsmith and m ife, Whitewater;.  L. J. Cross, Vancouver; "W. N. Bragton,  Kaslo; Gus Deenn, Montreal; John  Goettsche, New Denver; J. T. Black,:  New Denver; R. I. Kirkwood, New Denver; W. T. Ash, Victoria; F. A. Henley,  Montreal; H. Giegerich, Kaslo; II. Mac-  person, Nelson; A. W. Grierson, Kaslo,.  TO CURE COLD IN ONE DAY.  Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money  if it fails to cure. 25c. E. W. Grove's  signature is on each box, /'  SEA COOKS JJDABBDBATS.  MIRACLES DONE IN THE GALLEY OF  AN ATLANTIC LINER.  Dimc-ulllm of Concocting an Knlree When  ibr Kllrlien In Trjliis to Turn lllm Tur  tlr nml Hm Pols mill 1'nuit Arc It.-inct. K  Ihe full-Can���������Sen C'nkn 1,11 Jln-rlinnl  Milp. Wlm Hire lo Plgutfli.iCren.  Cooking on tho high seas isn't so exiling a profession as it was in the  old days; but even now, it presents  problems and situations Ural would  drive mi Landsman chef, to despair. It is  one thing fo sit down in dignified  onlm, in a hotel kifchen, and compose  a symphonic entree; and it's quite an-  othsr thing to clutch a rope swung  across a kitchen that is trying to turn  turtle, and to master an entree that  is attempting to dance a can-can on  top ot a plunging range. It would  be a happy thing for stowards and  oooks if every disgruntled passenger  on a transatlantic steamer could, in  rough, weather, be forced to pay a visit lo tlie galley and watch the efforts  by which the meals with which ho has  been finding fault are prepared. Tho  chances are that two minutes amid (he  fumes and heat of Lhe gvilloy would reduce him to a state of seasickness  which would rob him of all interest  in meals oif any sort, but if hs could  v>ai_ ljng enough to receive a few mental impressions, be would climb (he  galley stairs a humble and contrite  traveller; and. in future, would say  "plea.=o" lo the stewards, beg them not  lo hurry about filling his orders, and  Hccepr food Jit lo eat as a miiacle  wrought hi his behalf.  ON THE MODERN .STEAMERS  galley arrangements have been, improved lo a degree thai .would make  au eld timei tea cook open h.si eyes in  tt'mazcment, bui. even uudei tuch conditions tlie cooking- is dil'.ioult work, ln  ihs, first iilace, room is necessarily limited, aud every inch of space must be  muile to ouum.yet a huge number of  cooko tud assistants are employed. One  ' of ill* large it earners w.ill have thirty  men at work in its galley and thirty  nun playing .leapfrog about a microscopic kitchen, aud doing juggling  feats with pots and pans aud knives  and roLling V'os.wbiile the ship stands  o-n its 'beam ends, is a sight to bring  tears tu the eyes of a lowr of a quiet  life, iu ih-iie narrow quai ters cooking ii done on a bot.de. linger, than the  ordinary baloo.i passengei l-ealizes.  Tim orewi must be fed iu port and out,  bo 1 his cooks have from 500 to GUI) men  on lliair liamLs ev<ary day of the year.  Than,daring the voy.a.ge, the steerage,  6eoond cabin and tust catiin must be  provided Cor. The steerage passengers do'not have an elaborate bill of  fare; but about 3,000 small loaves ot  br^tti are baked for the trow and sleer-  age every day, and that, in itselj., is  po small task. The very sight of the  taker's dough, trough ia enough to dis-  Doui-a'ge. a faint-hearted cook, tor  fljur is dumped into it by the barrel. One .tiundred and fifty barrels of  (lour melt away on a voyage like  Bpiiug snow fLliakes, and twenty tons  ojt potatoes dance merrily up the gal-  Ley slailfs to table, hand in hand with  zO.OOJ poundi ot bee:,wh.le lu,u\;0 eggs,  uiw. ������. or lo--b t Kjaswek, lollow wear.ly.  Then 150 grjAIi.ua ol i resh milk scoin  the 1,000 gallons of condensed milk  Bloied beaiue it and advise the 1,000  pounds ot coifee to have nothing to  do with. it. The ghosts of countless  chickens, turkeys, ducks and fishes  blaaint the. larder.whete their slaughtered bodies hung in hundreds at a  tiime. As for t'hie incidentals, no one  but the huiad steward knows tha tale  of them. Imagine all'this food pie-  pared in an apartment house kitchen  addicted to hand springs, aud ydu have  lb.2 sieanier galley situation.  Along t lis end go. the loom run the  ranges. The ovens ire divided into  wmiwriinents which will hold firmly  p.i.ns  of various sizes.  ON TOP Ol? THIS STOVES  ������ steel bar runs along the front aud  back, and separate cross bars may be  clamped to. these at convenient intervals. Pots and kettles are hemmed  In, in this "way, and,to add to their  firmness, each is damped to a cross  bar with what looks like a large iron  clothespin. All cooking utensils are  made much deeper than would be necessary in ordinary cooking, in order  to avoid, spilling of the contents in  rough wealthier. The huge copper  stock pots, in which whok'sailo boiling  Is. clone, arc heated by steam; and/ all  broiling is d.one over.an immense charcoal fire. The bakers have a separate, cubby hole and ovens for , l hem-  selves; a.nd beyond I hern is a cold  room where confections and pastry are  made. Everything is swept and garnished, in a fashion to satisfy the  heart, of a Dutch housewife. The white  *)aint. is scoured until it is dazzling.  Che copper .shines resplendent���������but the  liriells! ye gods 1 the smells I Let the"  Beasiek man who has held his breath  a.nd plunged madly up the companion  way, to escape the deadly whiff of air  coming from tha galley, imagine that  gust of odor inlensiiied, concentrated,  mixed with steam and smoke and multiplied by four, and he nuay have some  Idea of the atmosphere down in the  gialley. A steamer kitchen is noplace  for any one with a tendency, toward  seasickness; and the first few voyages elf a young cook's assistant are  tortures besides which the sufferings  of the martyrs fade into insignificance. There isn't any fine glow of  majesty About his martyrdom, and he  Loes.a't get an a lorn of sympathy. His  galley mates guy him, and his superiors bully hilm. He sounds a dep.h of  -.easiekuess, beside which the state of  .he grcianing passenger on deck in a  steamer chair 'is rose colored and  agreeable. Often one voyage is all  .hat ha can stand, and he boUs incon-  .inently, when the ship reaches port,  but it he has the courage lo su fer  until he. is thoroughly seasoned, he overcomes his qualms a.nd,is ready to  laugh at the next green hand.    ,  Kew accidents occur in the steamer  galleys nowadays .when innumeiable  patents and safeguards are employed.  Once in a while a stock pot blows up  irom too much steam pressuie, or a  eaieless or unskilled cook is cut or  burned or scalded, but such cases aro  jiare. Hopes are s. retell id across in  front of 111* ranges, and when the sh-p  is plunging badly tha cooks hold these  rnpis wliiJ-j working over the lire. Fortunately Lur the workers in the galley  when the weather is' very rough a  huge percentage of the passengers lose  ilu-ir interest in food, so the work of  thj cook:, is.lessened, and this fact o.f-  sclS the added d'tfacuity in tho preparation of the food.  is separated from the rest of the boat  by watertight doors, and can be shut  oil so secuiely thfit it is practically  impossible, except in case of serious accident, for waler to reach) the nros  and put a stop to culinary proceeding-..  "lil.iss your heart, we don't have any  trouble new," said the chef oi ono of  the new sb'.ps. "You have to be a bit  ot an acrobat and up to slaigfot-oi-  haud performance, but that's all. I've  b&en a sea cook for twenty-five years,  and I've seen seme jolly messes in my  day. We didn't have even a sam.pl.?. of  thj conveniences we have now, and the  boats weren't so steady, and whenever  the. storms weie extru bad the water  would com������ flooding inlo the galleys  amd put out the fiies, and then there  wa,s lhi' Uevil to pay. I remember  once, when all tha passengers who  \wre able to be up sat aroun.d the  saljon wiihl their feet tucked up under  th.jm and the stewards handed around  big platters full ou" roast beef. By Jove,  I hey   inst   look the beef and bread  in  THE GALLEY  their fingers. There wasn't any use  trying tu ma.nage dishes; and I tell  you getting that beef cooked was my  greatest triumph. Many a lime I've  .������������������soil the first cabin ^passengers precious glad lo get a boiw'l of Irish stew  and iume bread and butler, but now,  if tliere isn't a menu, as long as your  arm and everything cooked to per-  | fee:ion, there's a. bowL of protest. The  modern bouts have made the difference  po-sibli, but the passengers haven't  amy idea of the diifioulty of doing  ship's cooking in bad weather, and are  unreasonable sometimes."  Thi cook on a merch'ini vessel misses some of the complications thai vex  t h������ soul   of  the  chei   on  a passenger  heal   ,but Ins h i.s troubles of his own.  He must be a'bl? lo vindicate his repu-  t alien as' a cook by thrashing any one  ���������why  dares  assail   it.      He  must   cook  J well the few things that make up sail-  I or.-.'   fare,   but   if   the duff   turns    out  ��������� I1.2a.vy  he  must   thrash  the crew  individually  and  collectively.      He is  the  bad man of the ship's crew, an dusual-  ly only  this first  mate is a match for  him.       When   he gets drunk or  craizy  'and runs amuck the mate is  told  off  'against   him and everybody else stands  by to watch developments and galber  ' up    the    fritigmenls.      Altogether  his  life  is   a  tritle  more  varied  and pic-  I tuiesque   than   that   of   the passenger  Iste'ii'irier chef,   but  there are victor.es  | and victories, and who shall say that  ,t he. concoction of a Ulgnon dinner, in  j dfifia.nce of  wind, weather and the law  I o.f  giavltation,  isn't  as  great  a   feat  |.aii  the   thrashing  oi  a   geordie  ship's  ' ciew.      U all depends upon the point  of view-.  THAT MARVEL-TOMMY ATKINS.  ihe  the  Uruursil   Iluller'.i   fli  plain   Deiurlue*   I lie  l(rl!l-ili'������>J<ll'-i-  it'lcr a lialllc.  The following letter Ikus been forwarded to The Methodist Times from  ths itev. Thomas 11. Wainiuan; the re-  cetuly-Wppoinfod chaplain ^ to riir  Redvers  liuller's forces in NU<lal:  1 arrived juat at lhe close o  Tugclu battle, and witnessed  L.ng line, ot st reicher-'bearers bringing  in the wounded. To ait tempt a description uif the. scene is beyond me,  for lo my mind, thn scene wm.s so harrowing, i������o l n.i'gic, and withal'so sad,  iIkli it bnggars description. And yet,  everywhere .around, the -soldiers of the  various regiments -were, busily engaged c.teuiing thsir accoutrements and  generally putting linings in order, and  see.mingiy as bright and hopeful as.  though a greia't victory had. been, won  ���������luiany of th.?.m'singing anil laughing  as lii,..'Ug'h h-e:llftss of ��������� th-.'. terrible  deaths to w,hich they and -their fel-  Ijws had been i'.\\ik>.se.d the previous  day. Tills brav-ory and. heroism1 of the  UriiU-ih si.I.-liar is thti I'nlk and the ad-  uiiiii:,ion if.fi "'���������' w-h-<J witnessed, the bat-  11.-���������l>oLli' of ojficers and civilians. As  one. of the younlgi olficers put it to me  the (lay  following:  "I hiave never been on active service  before, and could not lw.ve believed  what: I Siaw, tlwaugh 1 have looked at  pictures of the bal.tlei.iielrl, but always  regarded them .ais .overdrawn.- But  yesterday puis into the shuidii any picture I have seen. Fort Wylie, one o.C  the. 'Boer positions, looked; like a, cauldron otf fire, .shell nf.er shell from  our cannon expLoding tight inside it.  All around us a.nd over us rained a  parted storm of l������ad from the  trenches occupied) by the enemy. Shells  were dropping and bursting all about  us; iand yet on,' straight on, marched  out men, not one of them turning ������  hia.ir, or even so much as booking round  to. see where the shelils were, falling;  (but. I locked���������my hoa.d w;a.s continually  on the move���������I coaLdi not keep it still.  I wv'er ihtawght of. th'w British soldier  in nha 'Wiay! I d!o now ; but to me, sir,  n.rtrtf Ihiei is a  grajid and  a brave    fel-  UK"  JOTTINGS ABUTJT THE WAR  ������������������������  SOME ITEMS THAT WILL INTERES1  YOU AT THIS TIME.  Ihe Itoy.i on l������c linl li-flrlil null Those on  llitlr Way to IIic'Ciiib��������� All ICrllir.u  Look lo UrriU ol Kr.-ivcry.  A subscription list has bcon opened at the British 0a.:i3u.late. Copenhagen, tor the Princess oi Wales  llo?pital   Fund.  Several, comic papers and illustrated i>ost cards caric tunng the Queen  have been confiscated by the Austrian  police.  What upsets our men, and especially the wounded, are the une .rth-  ly screams the Boers give vent to when  wounded.  President' Steyn has given orders  that none of the Army .Medical Staff  or of the Red Cross bearers are to be  taken prisoners.  After one skirmish near Estcourt  (ho Boers could be seen .'through field  glasses playing at leap-frog and ihav-  ing  wrestling bouts.  The Straits Times haa collected  about ������2,503 for the Mansion, 'House  Fund.- Of this at least ������700 'has been  contributed  ty Malay princes.  The Duke of Portland ha,s\ bought  a ma.g.iiificcnti charger from the London Cab Co-operative Company, which  he. intends to present toi Lonl'Kitch-  emer.  Mr. D. G. Colliins, of Newgate street,  London, has  received from  tho. War  Office am order for twenty-four complete Coram union services lor t he  artmy   hi   Soutlh   Alrira.  A Coldstream Guard writes from  Modder River:���������"Bngla.nd should be  proud ot us.. Tihey ought fo thmlc tho  world of every soul who faces death  for   Queon  and   country."  The Bond newspaper al Britstown  having begun to preach open ^treason  to) the surrounding district, threo  companies of t'he Warwickshire regiment have visited the town.  The Majestio left Ca'pe Towm for  England fcvith 170 wounded, including  Generaf Featherstonhaugh, Major  Uairymple Hamilton, and Mr. Knight,  of the London Morning Post.  "In- (he attack on Storm.berg,i says a  correspomdent, British troops walked  ui daylight in a column four deep  right uaider the enemy's nose. No  scouts or skirmishers were out.  A gratifying feature of the war is  the finvariable courlesy which the  British officers en route for the front  display* at every station along the  line towards the Dutchmen they meet.  A collection- has been made in- a  French infant school to assist: the  BoersiVilh men. A child singing "A  bas Ies Anglais" subscribed threepence, and another singing, "A. bas  CliaTn'berlain" five pence.  The French Rifle Club Union, has  issued a circular urging all French-  mcrai to make themselves expert rifle  shcts, amd points lo Ihe Boers .'as, in  its opinion, keeping the British troops-  in check by superior skill with the  rifle.  The focal newspaper of Falken-  burg, a town in Pomerania, .gives the  following bit of news in a special edition:���������"Reuter's office just anno-  u'nees that the Boers have sunk forty-  six English ironclads in DeLagoa JJay  with   a searchlight."  "England mud be formidable in  war as she ia helpful in- 'peace," said  Mr. Flelcher Moulton, Liberal M.P.,  speaking at Bristol. "The duty ol  the Liberals at the present moment  is lo strengthen the hands .of the  Government,"  With regard, to the use of coloured  glass to defect Ihe vapour, or flash  from smokeless powder. Messrs. Ne-  gretti and Zrmibra write that a series  of expcrimenits has satisfied them that  no tinted glass is of any appreciable  use  in   this  direction.  The. steamer City of Lincoln, ..with  live stock on board, consigned to ,the  Durban agent of the Impen.al ,Conv-  mifasariat Departme'nt, has arrived  after a terrible voyage from Buenos  Ay res, during which almost tho .entire cargo was washed overboard.  A lieutenant and. .a war correspondent' with General French's force  we.iit out springbok shooting. While  they were successfully stalking an  innimal, their horses bolted, and Boers  begu.n to appear. They ran. for cover  ii.n'il' let  the Hoers havet the  buck.  At Ora.nge River the cunning Boers  try to trap the British .by driving  cattle, into au open space '.netxr hills  in which their marksmen are hidden,  ���������nr by ietheri.:iig. ponies in.', the same  place: but the artifice-is too transparent' and  meets with no success.  A colonist writes iu the .Natal Witness:���������-"Chopped gai lio given . occasionally in the forage, keeping) horses  out of the. hollows, amd, not riding  Hie-ia hard or heated in',.the .evenings,  are lo a.n exlont preventive.! against  horse sickness, hut the only; certain  safeguard is close, stabling."  An' Englishman resident in Franco  writes: "As lb tine effusive offers of  French hotel-keepers to receive our  wounded officers, they are well aware  that> each officer would'' hwo friends  and relatives with bim, who would  largely compensate the "generous'  Frenchman for  his 'hospitality.'"  Mr. Gandhi, n native of India, is  ratsr.i'g an ambulance corps ot Indians  mi   Ki'h*",    Mr.  Gandhi   is  a lawyer  who has taken a most prominent part  in Lhe agnation ot equal lights for  Fast Inuix-m natives in Soultia Africa,  ii his corps proves a success, he .wil.  have practically won his casej so" far  as  Natal   is  coucerued.  The South Alricaw horses ofi the  Mounted Infantry are the smallest ct  ;uay iu the field force. A little larger  ihiui them are the Argentine, ^Lbs,  and then in order the Yl\ew( V.eal nd  nurses^ about iii i-2 liaiaus, Lhei A^s-  iral.a'n, tlie Dr..gooiis and liu-t,ara-  ciiuigerj, a.ad l.u>i. ihehea.y horses of  tne  itoyal  Horse ArtUl������-ry.       '���������  Trooper (Jorton, of ihe Imperial  Light Horse, who succumbed to' the  twelve wounds he received, in the attack on Ladyi-tnith, was a young  Jojiai.we-'ou.goi- Lr^wer livui Lur-  coa. Al Iiiahi.'jl*-gto Liie chief  magioii-ate oi Jobn'iines.burg caLoJ  out "Hullo, Gortonl" aii'd ^uotth.m au  jie  won  re'turuuig   tho salutation.  A HLALTH   KES0RT.  EviM'rliuruli sli.������������ iu.it Very I'cw <;crnii  ul l)l<c.i>c Are lo be t-'ouiul lu ���������>���������>-  A.ct.c Ki'kIi.u .   .  According to Dr. Levin, the Well  known pny-ician and buCL.eriol^gist, it  would be dU.ieult, if not impoosible,  to lind any country whi.ch is so iivo  ifroin the germs oj. disease as, is lh-3  Arc.ic region. This slatemeut is tha  resuU vi inveslig-ations iiuade at  Spiyibeigen and in King Lbiiilos'  Ly.iid. '  tn eleven ouibic centimetres "of tea  iWM.er oiily one germ was discovered,  iwh,.le. the wuter u-a the coaut at. swt-  ideu, for e^a.uplu, contained on an average, 7t,0,0-0, germs in oach cubus centimetre. Tei.13 tlwt were made with  snuw. ice, me Led snow, gluo.er water  and fre-ah wa^er produced similar ro-  tul.s. ln thj R.ver Seine as many as  600,000 microbe..-, can Le. louud in a  single cub.c ceiuimetre,.  , Dr. Le-vin searched thoroughly for  microbes in the intestines oi several  seals and polar bears, but his search  tos wh-lly, in Main, a- fact whi.ch is tho  more uo.ubta a.s many physiulog.sls  hiave hi.herto maiulain-ed that the  presence ol miicraoes in the gastric region of ainmalij is absolutely ueoes-  i/ary, as otherwise lha process ol digestion would, be greatly impeded and  gjo.l h^til h. W-'ulj be iiiipoasit-l.!.  .S'time j.ear.-> ago Nordenskjold pointed out that illnaas is fair more prevalent in countnoo wiLha high temperature-, and later oh^ervera have maintained Llii.ii the pclar regions would be  found to be .aLiioal, it" not wholly, fiee  from those fsgions ol noxious m.oiobes  wihich, in hOu.h.irn countries, poison  Uit- air, and arc the cause 6.fi so many  epideiuio3. T.iiait. such is lhe case Dr.  Levin has now unmistakably demonstrated.  Dr. Levin went out one night when  the temperature was several degrees  balL.w lieezing point, and, anter fust  tlucroughly wetting his clothes, exposed .liimiself lor a good wh.le to a.  strong wind. On another occasion he  ltiy for hours on the damp ground, but  ������iusta/.ned no injury. Inquiry among  the natives el.cited the information  that catarrh, whether in the nose,  neck or chest, is unknown in those regions, and ihh.it othor maladies are  much more rare than they are in  warmer countries.  ln a word. Dr. Levin saw enough  aud heard enough to convince him ib.it  line pclar region is the healthiest in  I he. wo i Id.  HUNTING THE HUNTER.  .L  Hauler'*   N rroir  INi-iiiie   Trniu   ItclnJ  Kllli'tl ISy u iil> u .ci-i-os.  The rhinocerous is a singularly ob- -  tuse. unwary brute, but when if'perceives the hunter, and its tdood is up,  it is high time' for thii hunler to ba  Laking decisive measures. An English  bportsmaii, F. V. Kiirby, recounts aa  experience In 'Eals/l Alrica, with one  of these beasls. an adventure such as  a man seldom lives to tell of. Mr. Kir-  by was lunling at dusk in a lough  patch of ground, and although his furst  shot killed a bull rhinoceros, his second only wounded tne cow, and tho  huge beast ran straigijt at hdxn.  ��������� I held, says Mr. Kirby, an empty rifle, which 1 o'ould not reload, and was  standing light in tho brute's way. By  the time hor ugly horned snout appeared' at the edge ol the grass I waa  moving. It wus rather dark, but she  prooably smelled the smoke of my  rifle, for when, hoping to dodge her,  f fumed short to the left up the hollow, and made for tho. nearest .tree,  anout a hundred yards distant, ' sho  wljP/oled with marvellous celerity, and  with a loud snort, gave chase.  [ was bare-legged and in good trim,  and after getting rid of my rifle, Tdid  unl loiter. BuL although I had twenty  yards the start oi bar. sho ran two  'feet to my one, audi felt that 1 must  be caught. Already, in imagination,.  I felt her horn assisting me in tho  rear, a hensation wiuich, together with  tine brute's vicious snorts close'behind,  spurred me on to do (my best.  , XMiree bt rides in front of me I saw,  one of those yaping, sand-cracks, so  common in tlis dry country; and 1  knew, as I glanced over my sihoulder  aud measuied the distance between my  pursuer and myself, that safely lay  between   its  ciumbling  sides.  What might ho its depth I neither  knew nor cared. I had seen theso  crtioks only three feat deep and others twenty feet, some a foot across  and ot tiers twelve. This one happened lo be about seven 'feet deep and  three feet wide, and when 1 say that  the rhinoceros was now barely two'  lengths behind, th^ agility I displayed  in tumbling over thi' edge of this haven of ie|l uge can be imagined.  I The next moment I was half smoth-  ' eired in sund and gravel, and the s.ame  inslttnl a grenl bulk passed over une.  But 1 wns safe, for on poking irny head  ��������� over the edge, I saw my late pursuer  [ disappeaiing under the gl'odm of 'the  trees. She had Chased me just sixty  yards, and I hnd Hound the distance  just sixty yards too far to be pleasant.  HI  I  EVERY MAN IS A KING.  In    Hnrolsc.   South    llrlca,    Tliere   Is   No  He Ml Killer.  Only ono people and one little valley south! of the equator, whose sovereignty hits not been claimed by some  European power now remains. It is  the. valley oif Marotse, fifty or sixty  miles 'wide, north of Lialui, in South  Africa, and the only reason why- the  Mairotse, who Lnhnibit if,,have preserved their independence is that Fngland  aud Portugal both claim it, and, therefore, the work en "oivi.ligation" is at  a standstill.  It may not he. so e.usy tu conquer  t'h ��������� Marotse, wh.m th ���������, time comes for  ih,;iy are a ,fall, well set-up ��������� race, very  black  iu  skin. .  In lhinhnera they are very courteous,  and iu bearing dignified. Every full  blooded Marotse is by birthright a  ki.ngi a.nd lakes his pi ace in the aristocracy of the empire. In I act,' as  .every one; is king there is no he-ad rul-  The- bare fact that, he is a Marotse  insures ihe respect of the subservient  tribe-s, and as hegrows to manhood a  sense of his superiority usually implants in tlw nat'.ve tha dignity of self-  rei:.pect. . All. the ��������� laliior is done, by  slaves, who have been captured from1  neighboring   tribes.'  .    . J������L_   ONE THING IN THEIR FAVOR.  I'll give lhe Boers credit for one  thing, remarked the engineer of the  armored train, as several more shells  banged against the armor ; their gunners would make ideal suburban citizens. ..  How's that .'inquired the fireman.  Why, they never miiss a train! retorted the engineer, as the baggage  car left the track. . . -  ���������'���������   POSED.  Belinda says her phofograph was  iake>n when she wasn't looking, but  t don't  believe it.  "Why  don't you?  "She had her head on one-side and  her   eyes   rolled, up.  TERRIBLE   PESTS.  r.xiiellciicos orn Trnicllir In the Illmiilayn  n miiiiins.  Travelling has its advantages and  its disadvantages. Major Waddcll, in  his new book, relates some experiences  which few travellers in the Himalayas, or anywhere else .would bare to duplicate. Foremost among those is the  encounter with leeches in the damp  forest  of  the  Teester valley,  A leech that is famishing, Major  Waddell explains, is no thicker than a  knitting-needle, fn such a condition,  he is a dangerous enemy Lo every two-  or four-legged creature that crosses  his  path.  In that forest, hungry leeches istood  alert on every, twig, of,the brushwood  that overhung the track, and on every dead leaf in the path. As lhe  travellers approached, -they lushed  ���������themselves vigioxously to and fio ia  a frantic effort to seize hold of one  or other of the parly. The instant  they touched their victim, they tixed  themselves firmly, und then, by a series of rapid movements, readied a vul-  neiablc point, and once there, lost not  an instant in beginning their surgical   operations.  The servants aud coolies, who'walked barefoot, 'were badly bitten. From  their ankles and legs lillle streams  of blood trickled all day, and at almost every step the.y had to slop and  pick off the pests. J,t i\viaa often hard  lo dislodge   Lhem. >   .  Major jWaddell and some of 'lug  friends took the precaution to dust  their stockings with tokacco-snuff, and  bind their legs from ankle 'to .knee  with " putties." But t,he ieeches were  not to be kept out. r'fluey .crawled  through the eyelets of the travellers'  booLs and caused, Litem much riiscom-  tort-   : ���������'������������������'''     '     : i, a  It   was   upon   the   poor    caLtio   and  goats and. ponies, however, that the  leeches made the most determined attack. Their legs wero always bleeding,  and the little pests would lodge in  their nostrils and hang from their  evelids, and from every vulnerable  part of Lhe body. Major Waddell attributes the remarkable absence of  four-footed game in these regions to  the prevalence of these tormenting  creatures.     '  WINNING HER.  Briggs���������Nothing remainn but-to ask  the girl. ���������.     '  Griggs���������Do you thiirik she will, consent ?'."���������.'  Briggs���������Oh, yes. I a in 'going to t ell  her that her parents are dead against  it    .     '���������'. '    '-.'���������,:-'  A SHORT ORDER.  Mr. Di.libs���������1 tell you the. telephone  is a great, 'convenience.  Mr. Bobbs���������Sure thing, /'ell.ow Jown  at Beamer's restaurant ������,**': inn a  Lot  roast over mine yestw/in-f.  A  jasuHEEBHuasisras OPPORTUNITY.  Master  of  human  destinies  am 11  Fame,  love  and  fortune  on my  footsteps wait.  Cities and  fields I walk;  I penetrate  Deserts   and  seas  remote,    and  passing by  Hovel and mart and palace���������soon    or  late���������  I knock unbidden once at every gatel  If Uceping, wake���������if feas.ing, rise before  I turn away.      It is tho hour of fate.  And they who follow   me reach every-  state  Mortals desire, and conquer every foe  Save death;  but  those  who doubt   or  hesitate.  Condemned 10 failure, penury and woe,  Seek me in vain and u.elassly implore.  'I answer not, and I return���������no morel  ���������By John J lngalls.  JAPAN TEA DRINKERS I  CEYLON GREEN TEA  ii lhr������.uuu flav.j ras Jap^n, on'y uinr- de'tcloiis.  A POOR. MARK.  irom"i7   fo   recite   TUio  Beggar,    to-morrow  Rant r*-���������I'm  Absent-Minded  night.  Strutter���������Well,  take my advice, old  ..man and dress in a khaki costume.  > wi th  DREAMS OF TW1LIGIIT.  "When   the   tvindowa    flame  at  set .   .  And   the   sLreels    are  sluiced  blood  And the dying day is sinking ,  ln the nighL's advancing flood,  Smoky   volumes   lighLIy   trailing,  Veil  the  housetops stark and  high,  Tinged with purple rhat   the moment  Deepens in  the Western sky.  " When   the  shadows  round  us  guth-     _  er  " ~Arid""tri'e' darkness  settles  fast  And each flush of life conclusive  See ma but prelude to the'last,  Dreams  shall  soften  wasted  faces,  Fraught   with    presage    darkly   tonight  Dreams- that like the smoke will vanish  At the coming of Ihe night."    '[  i   i  Cholly���������Your papa kicked mo but  whan I aikcl h'm for your hand. Miss  Gibby���������Papa is so intense. Uo puts  h's wh-.le soul into everything ha undertakes.  0'KEEFE'SL^"D  T.oriVIALT  Inrir/nrates in.) BirrugihtBM.  LLOYD WOOD. Toronto. GENERAL AOEN7.  BUNGLING GIRLS.     ;  A story.of bungling and cruelty at r  bull fight comes from Bordeaux. Tho  fight, in which the part of lhe torea-  Ths attack on Korfyfontein should  bo made bsrore ��������� breakfast, remarked  Mr. Belle irld. xou certainly havo  Birong grounds for your suggestion,  addod^ Mr. Bloom ield.  THEN HE PAID.  These trousers, said Slopay, I'd like  like you to reseat them. You see, I  sit so much���������  That's funny, interrupted the tailor. Now, there's that bill of mine. It  ought to be receipted because it's been  standing so long.  EVERY  DAY adds to the large list of drinkers of  rsssa  JasEB  Jess  CEYLON TEA.  Wordn may not coaTinco >ou, but a trial certilnljr will,  LEAD PAGXACE8.    2D, 30, ������9, 60 and OCo.  reates  I0USC  n  ������*  (1.1b]    ^TEEi^BftoG*  MONTREAL HOTEL OIRE0T0RV,  Tha " Balmoral," Froa Bus &&?;������  HateTCarslake, Z^Ex^  O.T.B. Station, Montreal. Geo. Carslaka ft Co., Prop's.  AVENUE HOUSE-  .MoOlll���������Collsfo Athdu*.  Family Howl rates 11.59  per day.  ST. JAMES' H0TEL..o?rb-!01ko.^B^;:  Railway.   FUivalau Oomnaretal Hou*.    Madam ls������  floVf���������saia   Balaa moderate..  I think, said tha friend ofi the family, that you ought to keep a watch  on your son. Impossible, declared the  disgusted    father.      He'd exchange  it  dors and    matadors was performed by  for a pawnticket the first chance;   he  Spanish   girls,     was    witnessed   by   a  gJt. ,  large orowd. There were six girls en- ������������������  gaged,   and   they   all   exhibited   great Catarrh Cannot be  Cured  pluck and daring in throwing the ban-1 .lnr ,���������������������������������..,,,.,,, ,.  defiles and in evading the bulls, hut ^^^,\%^L,^%^1J^0%*  -when it came to giving tho death- or ionnltution������I dinoimo, and in trdor to cur������  strobe they were unequal to the oc- j! Jou "iu s tnke Internal remedies. Hali'n  raKion Vivn hull* were slaughtered ' Cat*"h Curo '��������� ,*lton, Ini.mallr. and nets dl-  cabion. Dive DUU3 were Biaugnierea, reoti7 on iho blood ������nd mnaom ������urf������coii. Hall>  and three ot the poor brutes were sub-. Catarrh Cure in not a qua. k mediolne. It w*s  jected to terrible suffering, owing to preacrjbed byoneof the be-t. pnyaii Uns in thia  ���������the lack of strength and sureness of '"'  aim  of  the  girl  handling  the  sword  '.     ONE NOT ENOUGH.u   ;    .  She���������A man and his wife should be  I wonder    why  they  so seldom  A NEW  ���������FOR  STOCK FEED  The.  SfeekBpicjcjs  ���������    (^^SEED (o-i-m.���������  SUPPLIED IN  5EAUED PACKAGES  ONLY  JOf\Or>lT0.  C-NT.  Unlike any other variety. Grows threc-fourfhj its  length out of ground. RpoU large, clean, of a beautl  fu! rose color, flesh white, firm and of finest feeding  quality.  EasiBy Harvested  EVERY GROWER SHOULD TRY IT. '  What an English expert says of this new "Roval  Giant" Sugar Beet:  " I should like to express my highest opinion of the  special drain of Sugar Beet you showed mo  at your trial grounds. I have sever jeen anything so uniformly pood before, size, form and  weight are perfect, and there is absolutely no  waste. For dairy farmers in a country like yours it must  be simply invaluable."  Supplied in seated packages as 'represented In  accompanying cut {printed in colors).  Pries (post-paid), 50c. per lb.  *������!  STEELE,  BR.GCS'  lanis'l  A leading and favorite sort, supplied ln sealed  packages only.  Price (post-paid), SOc. per lb.  ASK   YOUR   DEALER   FOR   THEM.  one;  jiref  1   He���������Because it  ft quarrel.  takes   two  to  make  Catarrhozone fools the Doctors.  Mr. L Reynolds, of 3S> Queer* St., Ottawa, writes: "I have been a constant  eufferer from Catarrh with dropping in the throat, &c, for some time.  My doctor eaid an. operation would  be; necessary, but the use of one bottle of Catarrhozone has rid.' mo of my  trouble." Catarrh-o-zone is anew  scientific treatment guaranteed' to  cure (.'alarm, Asthma and Bronchitis.  Bold  everywhere.   Trial    outfit    eent  Bio<iuc'aij.tiucb.>'wonderful   results  in   curing  atarr'n.   Send for tesumoni >ln free.  F. J. CHENEY;* CO., Prop*.. Toledo. O.  i   Sold by drUKKii<t������. price 75c.  Hall's Family Pills are tlie best.  - ���������  AN EMPRESS' WARDROBE.  The Empress of China has over 2,-  000 dresses in her wardrobe  .   BROAD SHOULDERS.     -  Baris tailors have set their approv-  - . ing s������al  upon- broad shoulders  as an  to any address for  10c in stamps by > accompanimsnt to tho fashionable nar-  N. C. POLSON & CO., Kingston, Onr.,  ,ow wni3t al:d b:pSi no breadth of hips  FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS  VR8. WINSLOW'S SOOTHINO 8YRUP bu btw  Mad by mothan? fur thair children teethlug. Ii soothes  the child, eoflans tho ffums, atlaya pain, oures wind  oollo, And is the bMt remedy for diarrnotft 35o. a bov*  Ua. Sold by all druf gliu thronchoul tha world. B������  asra and aak far "lira. Wimlaw'a Boothuis Sirup.  Proprietors.  Is Brown happy in his marriage t  Well, I thEnk if Brown were to see  Mrs. Brown to-day for the first time  he wouldn't even ask for an introduction.  " Pharaoh 10e.MISS;tS2^fc  A BOARDING HOUSE EXPERT.  How's your new cook f  She's great. She cooks prunes so  you can't tell 'em from dried poaches  and she cooks dried peaches so you  can't tell  them from prunes.  TO CVBB A COLD ID ONB DAT  Tabs Lazatlro Bromo Quinine Tablet!. AD  flrasslato reluad tho money K It fails to cur*  Me.     hL W. Drove's aiffnatnra U on each box,  Visitor, lookirg at portraits���������What  & lot of ancestor's you've got I Pork-  enchopps���������That's dead r"ght 1 I don't  want so many,.but Sarah she insisted.  ' ��������� ��������� ���������  being noticeable in the new outline of  tho spring tailor frock.  W P C 10S5  REMEMBER.���������If pou cannot obtain Steele, Briggs' Tameus Seeds from your  Resident merchant, send pour orders direct  Examine carefully pages 92 to 101 of Catalogue,. Mailed Fhee.  Instruments, Driimn, Uniforms, Etc  Every Town can have a Band  I.o\r������������t priced e7cr Quoted.   Fine caUtociio 500 illjt'  trailuu, mailed free.   Wiite iu for anything in  Mucio or Musfoal Instruments.  ito, Ont,  M^iunipejf, Man.  Whaloy Royce & Co., Tcroa^ ������.nt-c^  CALVERT'S  Carbolic DIslnfectKnta. Soaps, Ointment, Tooth Powders, oto.. hare been  awarded 100 medals and diplomas for auporior  oxcelleiiee. Thr>lr remilar useprerest lnfeeti-  ous diseases. Ask your' dealer to obtain a  supply.   Lists malltd free on application.  F. C. CALVERT & CO.,  .  fctANOHESTKR     -   .     ENQLANO.  HARRIS  LEAD^OPPER, bra3������T  Wholualaonlj.   Lon������DiiUiiceT������l������i.honti;2������.  KriUIAH  ST.,  TORONTO.  POULTRY, BUTTER, EGC8, APPLES,  and other PRODUCE, to ���������ntura b������t reiulta comlga it  Tho Dawson Commission  Co., Lirrjited,  Cor.Woot-Markot &Oolbarns St., Tarenlw,  ;.....  COMGluN 8EKSI KlttS Bou������hi������, Bad  Burn, R������U and Ulct.   Gold by all  DrturgisU, or 8M Qut������o W. Toronto..  CathoSio Prayer aa:^TS^^  Relillaua Pieturei, BUtusr?, and Church OrnanienU,  EilueUIonal Works. Mr.il onlen recelri prompt itten-  tioa. D. A J. SADLIeB A CO., Montrsal.  assurance  Company  of Canada  The eighteenth annual meeting- of the shareholders of the Federal Life Assurance)  Company of Canada was held-at the head office of the Company in Hamilton, on  March 6, 19 o._ The managing- director, David Dexter, presentea the folloNyiag reports and financial  statement.  DIEECTOES'    HESFOET.  Tho directors h������re picture in lubmittinc for the Information ������nd at.|.r������yul of tlio nharehnldrn the following  report of lk^ buf Ineri of the compfci.y together with a fiUlemen' of reot-iptJ* ������n I cLubilriPininn for llu1 yo r M-hicb  t ori-d on 1)^0. 31, 1869, and nf ihe ������u<ela nnd liubiltties . n chat riittc. Xew l>ur.ine-i> coiuxttid af MijhUieii hnndrud  in.l flftj-rerm ���������pulicvlone for innuranre. a|;(rei;atii'C $2.ii.3 700. of which ������cT*ni������-i'n huiuhed ..nd n n. ty-llvo ap-  pllcationa tur S3,<8.',������i0 *ero accepted ; app irations for SKI,800 baTiug bctn rejccicd i r hrl.l for fimliei- inform*,  lion.    Annuitr premium., to I he iiuokl-L of S4.C03 <i'et������ at������o reo^ved.  Dl.r ns the }rar. as ill pr������tTiotis years, al O'JLlWptu cent, of lhe uerr hllAlnrbs of thf comrauy wur on itl illTOBt.  meut plans, shoirtuK lhat iuvcatuient inrnranre still holds favur in eompar com iriih oth^r fornin o( liiYO.t.nont���������  eu which interest ������������rmDss are depredating sUadlly. The fiatura of jrroDlat-ccmulatl'jii^ for u w.m of yo.rs in  increasing in popularity. Tha incrjajinj prosperity of the 0 nntry ku eileniled in u.lliicn<.c to life insurance,  as indicated bjr the lt>r������������ it'ercau in ths premium inc-jmr nnd assets of the comp uy.  HACKNEY STALLIONS FOR 8ALK-* hay two-  year^ilds; ooachinr type; hish action,- size,  fashionable breediui; Prices rcasonablj. M. 11. Cochrane. Hllhurst Station. Quo.  \sf  Thrre is only one way to euro rheiimatlim, that Is to  kill the jerms thit cause ft. This csu he done only by  using Dii. AKNOI.DS ENGLI.-H Tt.XIN PILLS. Ko  othtr medicine known destroys all diieaae eerms. One  trial of D'. Arnold's EnB ish Toiin Pills will prore that  they will positirely cure rheumatism; AU dru������ii<U sell  them ���������76a. a box, small sire S5c,���������or sent po&t-paid on  rscelpt of price by  THB ARNOLD CHEMICAL CO., Limited,  (JanatJa Lift DulltHnj-, Tcront*.  AGEMTS WAHTEB.  ���������\r* want good, kzlixbls, x^Ksamid man In  "unrepresented districts" throughout the Donlnicn to  sell our stock for iuvt-i.tuietit, This stock guarantees  good dividends payable hitif rearlr, or abiding Co inrdss.  ment: also to secure applications fo.'sood loans. Ws  pay liberal commissions.   Apply,  8un.C&tflii������& and Loan Company,  Toronto.  fRE Followiuu ilECOSD.HANX) UAOKtKBliy;  ha? benn used but. little; U practically a* gootl M  ne������; will bo sold chop: 1 Oarrln H*nd WUor; 1  Emery (Hand: 1 Litiin, i font bed, ; ! DllssdaU Latia,  I foot; i Chucks, 13 in.; 1 Power Hack Saw; 3 Tubs  Tlces, lron'i'edjMtal; 1 Laorjo Poliihlng. Jack; 1 S.eed  Lathe: 3 Spoke Thr������adin������ ifiwhlne-i; 1 Bngina Lath*!  a Split Pulleys of different dws; 5 Blook Pu.layn  Awply toB. W NKSBITl', xroe*.r*cV Ont.  TUB MOST NUTRITioUS."  Th groin mcome of th* companj ihoira & eratifr-iijf inoreai* ov������r pr������ tIou< yeirs, %rn\ the Mdilton of $194,377,-  at? vo theawctj n ci- ecially noticeablt*, tiiv total aisoic having r.a.n to (?lt0G0,6U)60r������x ihiakc of ciihiunici> capi-  ixl. The security for Pi>Ifcjholdsra, in lurlfnjr ttuirantco capi-ht, An.ou������>t������d Co $1,669.6^0.%^, and the Ilabilitiru for  rr.i������rTc* ������nd all oiiUUndinf c a\w\ tfHM03.03-*liowiiijt * surplus of $733,357 77. ������soluaiTo of nuoalKd guarnn-  Ui caiiiUI, the imrplim to p>IlcyhoWrr* w������vi f!Hr257.77. Asturatice������ for. llW.Ot'O, ou (orty-firo Uvea, l,eci.m������  claims throuch He������th, e{ wh ch amount tho coairuny was re-lntmretl for 94.000. Including canh diTktonda aatl  dividdiKM itjiplled to tit* reduction of prcmlam* ti2l,4$0 62, with annuities 82,572.07. the t'-ui pajmai.ta to polio*-  hoMuri Amounted to S125,4M.8i>. -���������XBtoreahadowed in In a I report, the stcurini,' of th������ 5p������c:i������] ace of tncorpor*tion  ��������� from ,th������ pftrif*ment of Cfcnada hu v������������'.ly lncre*c-^ rnr UTestmenU in tha other pro* inces, much to ibo ndynub*  ago of the company. The tnri^$sumt������ of ������ho conipaoy hnre been oirefully niMiiaxi'd, ������*id haTe yielded repult*  con idembly above tbe aterase ro*ult*cf ftll companlei doinij tu-inena in Cunaa*. Exiwnaes havubecn leer*  within reasonable limits, while due effort has b> en made for nevr husintFS. Tho chief offiucrs and fttjentfl of tfaij  company am entitled to much credit for their able representation of the com any'a interest. Theodico stuff har*  alio/proved faiibful in tlie oompi.ny's ������rVico.  The acconuwyinij certtticate from the auditors Touch en for.the conectueaj o2 tha itatemtmta 3u"buittt*d h=Pe-  with.   All accounts, <ecuritiea and Toucher* hate b<;on examined by them. ',.  .-   JAMES H. BEATTY,    -.'.'���������'.��������� DAVIT) PKXTER.  President. ������, MunaKlriH Director.  ATJ-DITOBS' REJPOBT.  To the Pr*sldentund Directors of tho Fideral Life Asauranco Company :  Ocntlpmen :   Wa have mado a carefu. audit of the'boota of your company for tho year endln? Poo. SI, l������Ss\  and haye certilled to . heir oorrcctnewt.  The securities hare been inspected and compared with the ledger accounts and found to aprei. thrrewlth.  Tho Gnsncial position of your compftuy, as on Dta 31. is Indicuted by the acoompatiyng .statement.  Eespeotful y submitted... .       H  8. STEfHUKH,  SHBKMAN E. TOWK8END, ���������������������������  Bomilton, March 1,1900. " Auilikon.  .^i3sr^.3srai-^L/ST^^T33]vrE!iq',x,:,  ise>9.  Premlnm income : ..8     89S,;t09 OJ  Intersst nnd Rvnts   ;   41.S-.iJ RS>  Paid to policyholders for death claims,  endowrarnts,, surrender  values nnd  ���������'���������   profit?,.  ���������;...    Exron-eu. taxes, dlfidends Ond rs in.nrinco premiums   Balance ������������������������������������   ,  ASSETS   31SX;: 33^30333^330633?-,   1899.  OchenlnrtM and Bonds -.   Mor tgiiB-s   Loans aoenrod by prlioy rcserres..   Cash in batiks and other aistU   SO,  There !a a right way find a wrong  way to use paint, and a right  grade and a wrong grado to buy.  If j-ou would use paint the right  way, you should buy the right  grade. T,ho best quality is th*  best Investment,  X.I-A.SZX.ZTX.-E3S.  6  .������  0  r?  44(>,S80 14  I2S.4M M  ISI.SIH) 11  440,289 I������  M.ftK 8*  401.8IS O*  SM.JMll 0?  0������  .(ICI.SIIO .no  9������-i,������Ka ������:������  II4.U5J 71  B-crxii^Lxra.  GRATEFUL���������COMFORTING.  BREAKFAST���������SUPPEBL  are the beat and are for sale at  nil leading Hardxvare and Paint  stores.  A. Ramsay fc Son, Montreal.  PAINT MAKERS  KosBrvo fnnd   Claims unadjusted   Surpl-un :........  Gnarautise capital..........  Burplns gccurltr ���������  PoliclcB woro Ia6r.ed rtssurinu   Total aB-suranco in force.  ....#U,SI7,07������ 43  The medical director, Dr. A Woohcrton. prcentcd an ini.cres'tlnir repcrt. cf which one of the irost srmtify-  teff feature* lo iliciicholdcrn and pollcyholdoaa'ike was tho item thowlnc the doth ra������-e for the year to hirvo  ncen the lowest ext.erienccd by the coiuj.in* in the ph.t ten years.  An crcell'nt oi! pnrtri.it of the vresident. James II. Btattr, by the well-known artist, J. w. L. Fun tor, was  placed on the wall of tho board room, aa a toion of the estjem in which Mr. Bea'.ty is held by the diKcloro *n>3  The l'e'tiri'int dirsctnra were reelected, and nt n tuhscqucnt meeting of tha board. Mr.Beatty w re-oUotod  president. Iicut Col. Kcrna end T. II. Mucr-hcrBon, M. r., Ticc-prosidcuts.  <3l.tl(!tl,(i(l9 89       .   CU9.0O0 <*0   f?i,nnr*,c(w st  .������...     ������,4!>7,900 OO  Stem  Wind  To lntrodttca 1>, Desa* TooJr PUUfcw nalbs2s;>ka4  for pal������ peaple, f������mato vtmhtcau*. tiin- ���������uHTlHtut  disoM*, nnrooiswas, veskus ������������*Uaa> er������l������w,<4������L. are  ^^ M W������W..fy������*eVov  The pUisVro"Ke^rtos���������<auMta-ffiboxn  itIto POSE your dMc������ ������.< ��������� Ufa 134  plain or angroTcd, or r IMut %&#}  ue-ut's mUbalo slnw'  this anxHint and yon wfl! rccntre Mf fer������r������  n-atca; 01 writs far parthHlsm,  , Assorts waratad Iu vrtrj Uiern and cif^.  TBI BO. OEAT FtU (������.,  ���������J������ A4������lc(A> ������������., Wmv,  tcKM4, Oa*.  Slilohigan Land fm; 3ais3  0 ceoaoBKa ooon farhihq landm-arekao  **1 laooo, Oiamaw and Crawford Counties, Title par.  {sot. On Mlohican Ojnlral, Da'rolt at llaoklnao and  Lean lVake Railroads, al prices ianflnf from 92 so $1  Mr aora. These L vnde ara Olosa to Kntsrpristna; Now  Towna, Ohnrohea, Sohools, tiU., and will be told on cal  raaaoaiblo taross.   Apfly to  B. M. PIERCE, Agent, Watt Bay Oily, Mich.  Or J. W. CURTIS, WhUtaDoora, Miah.  Carters 00l������ 0UDB 10������- Onroaln a Jiffy.   T, Ua-  *    Oormaor * Co., Aienta, JSantraal.  ?l  THE 0U tieiHES INOUBATOR-BHtsUitl theo|������������c3  O. Holland, sole UKent for the Dominion.   Send Set.  stunj for ea������a'ot-nc   373 fit. Paul Street, Montroal  J I.    I   For th* T*ry Vwrt fivad your work in ti*  u BRITISH AMEHICAH DYE'iHfi C0r*  I/ook for ajieat ua your town, or snnd dirs������t.  Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec.  CHEAP MANITOBA FARMS  for aalaC In-proved and unlmproTed. One-Ofth aaah.  tnt������sdlntf settlers oall and get benefit of fiftron yoars'  ���������xperlenca as to dlstriot to asttle ln, A. W, A (.WIN.  SI Toronto Ojimbera, Toronto.  yi������. MVr    I���������W^."V^. 'I   fc"!" >.|    TTV*1TM   V '*" "��������� '!��������� W'W -.^a.'. '-f. T" f^-T" WT* B>   ' '     .l*1|"lf  ��������� ^ 1W. 1"IVA " "^TF^H P"WT 1^"��������� ��������� ff - WI   ��������� ��������� ST      ���������   'S"IVr^1S>"F !��������� !��������� J������ |t H ir-|r^*|l    U' ".F������������������ ^ 11 ���������   ���������     ��������������� l^rr^ r��������� ��������� ���������TT-T.       -  t        '.   ���������      I   ���������      tlfw   ������^-���������^^f ^-.-^, i,      ,    S*- *l        . ���������". j        '    .   ��������� '      \ A   '       ���������*��������� " ^ \        " **.* "   j   '        ".^ .'ft       1*1, '      .'   i'   l    '.I ������V      '   * l~*j      "iT ��������� l    i ��������� ���������        *������        * ill* ������      i    > t*       ". J,'i''*l' r'     T*^  i ���������* - fV1������i'  ^)|J  -r-e-! u ������������������...V'-fi.J'H THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, MARCH 31,  1900.  SATURDAY.  MARCH 31,1900.  LET US BE HONEST.  '.Mr. Green was'.in ,the city  Monday  afternoon, and, as usual,   was closeted  with the miners'   union.    What''program has been decided on to promote  his election we do not know,  but if he  ���������wants to  command the confidence of  the people as a whole he must assure  ���������the miners that' the country must have  capital and mines as  well as miners.  He should assure them the policy that  oncourages any one to the prejudice of  either of the others is unfriendly to the  country and must be discouraged.   He  should also lose no time in advising  miners there is not a country, outside  the state of Utah, on  the face of the  ���������globe, that lias an eight-hour law like  'ours;''..that.there is.not a party leader  or a parly in the province in favor of  ''"��������� .retaining it intact, and -there is not a  "paper in the country defending its retention in  its present form   save the  Kelson Tribune, which is doing  it for  ^purposes of deception, and the Sandon  Pay streak that does it through ignor-  Y ance.   If Mr.Green is honest with the  'miners he should inform them that his  party leaders, Semlin aud Cotton, off-  fired to form a coalition with Mr. Turner, and as a condition  to abolish the  -eight-hour law, or obliterate its penal  clauses.     This   being   the   case,' Mr.  Green should be frank with the unions.  Mr.Charles Wilson savs he will retain  ���������the. law intact   unless either of   the  parties interested suggests changes, in  which case the suggestions will have  full   consideration.     This   is the   expression of a statesman, and it  offers  110 assurance 'that the law is a perm-  .anency.  Again, Martin's   minister of mines  says he always knew changGB could be  made in the law with advantage to the  miners and the  country.    Martin   is  backed financially by Dunsmuir, who  is the champion of cheap labor in the  country.     Martin's   chief  organ,   the  Vancouver   World,    says   the   penal  clauses of the eight-hour law are a direct  infringement on the rights   and  ���������'liberties of the people.   There is not,  :thcn a party- nor a newspaper   in the  ���������province committed to the law vas it  "'Stands', in fact; that is not in  favor of  ^making radical changes.  ��������� We know the miners do not appreciate it, but we prefer being frank and  honest with them under all circumstances. The law will not be retained  in its present form; it is prohibitory of  the increase of capital; an impediment  in the way of the country's growth,  and an encroachment, as British institutions go, on the rights and liberties  ���������of the people. Mr. Green knows all  this���������he knows more, ho knows that in  his last pre-election pledges he assured  the people he would oppose any changes  .in the mining laws without first sub-  ���������mitting the proposition to the people.  "He knows he did not do this, and to  that extent deceived them. He knows  today that if the Scmlin-Cotton-Turner  coalition had gone ahead he would  have supported their measure' to  ;aholish the penal clauses of the present  .'law. In that he would have been wise  and earned the thanks of his constituents. We fear, however, that in'his  . present attitude towards the miners,  though a" man of integrity and.honor  -. ,in all private dealings, he is playing  the pranks of the artful politician for  the votes it, may bring, leaving the  future, no matter how many skeletons  ���������of kroken pledges it may reveal, to take  " -care of themselves through the healing  influences of time. The miners will  not.of course, thank The Review for its  advice, but later on they will find it  has throughout told them the naked  truth. ���������   .  lakers'  j.  LJfi  \s^  jlj3,������  5b.'J?fcs.!^������  We littlo know the toil and  hardship tlmfc those wlso make  tlie "Staff of Lifo'' undorgo.  Long hours in siijierheutfd  and poorly ventilated workrooms is hard on tho syMaui,  gives the kidneys more work than they  can properly do, throws poison into tlio  system 'that. skould'be carried off by these  delicate filters. Then tho back gelt, bad���������  Not much use applying liniments and  plasters. You must reach the Kidneys to  euro tho back. DOAN'S Kidney Pills  cure all kinds of Cad Backs by restoring  tho Kidneys to healthy action.  Air. Walter Buchanan,; who has conducted a bakory iu Sarnia, Ont.i for tho  past 15 years, says:  "For a number of years . provious to'-''talcing  Doan's KidnoyPills I MifTflreil ft Croat deal from  acnto pains across tho small of niy hack,' pains in  tho back of my head, dizziness,weary fcoliiij; and  general debility. From the lirst fen- dosos of  Doan's Kidney Pills I comiswjvced to improve, and  I havo continued until I am to-dayawoll man.  I havo not cot a pain or actio about mo. My hoad ia  clear;.tho urinary difficulties all Rone; my sloop is  refrosliine and my health' is batter now than for  roars."  STILL SCREAMING.  The Iiustohian and other prints still  yell themselves hoarse over the  eight-  hour law.   As the elections appear to  draw nearer they grow still more boisterous shouting "the battle cry of free  <lom"���������the eight-hour law.   Would it  "aiot be well for them to stop and put on  their,thinking caps for a few moments  ���������-the country really wants something  more than,the corralling of a few miners' votes,   we say a few, because we  Iknow the thinking men of the mining  profession  will not be caught by chaff  .:ih6rc than any other class of the community.   Why'dori't these prints  ask  'themselves "What has the law done for  the country so far, sifter it  has  been  nearly a year in operation ?"   Take the  ^Slocan, forinstance.   A year ago there  ���������were about 1300 men in this district |  working not over nine hours a day at  actual work,  drawing  S3.50 per day.  Since the' enforcement of the law the  number   has not   averaged over   300,  at an average of   about S3.25   for an  eight-hour day.     Has this 'condition  resulted   advantageously  to'.: the mine  owners',  to the provincial revenue; to  the business community ?   Has it been  of advantage to  the men themselves ?  Has it been a service to the 1000 men  left idle, or forced   to   go   elsewhere  where most of them did worse, to see  300 of their number take, lower wages  for an hourte less work?   There is one  thing wo want  to assure those of who  are living in hopes, who are even sanguine,   and it is  this,   that while the  eight-hour law remains on the statute  books, in  its   present form,   but very  little change im the industrial situation   need   be' looked   for.   The low-  grade properties will not open, as they  cannot do it and pay their way ; the  undeveloped   properties   will   not   be  worked, as the money will not come in  to   work them.   Only   the   ���������leveloped  high-grade, properties will be worked,  and they by about a half force only.  We again ask is   it desirable   in the  interest of either the country  or the  men   themselves   that   this   state   of  things   should   continue?     We   have  from   the first to the last,  without a  particle of feeling excepting a desire to  see tlie best done for the men and the  country, at the risk of being boycotted  by a principle of misdirected feeling  endeavored to present the facts.   The  truth has in all ages of the world been  slighted for a choice of catering to a  teeling, but in the end  the conclusion  is it does not pay.    It will .not pay  now.   Better accept the truth founded  on reason.   If the law- was removed tomorrow, or so modified that men could  deal among themselves as best suited  their purpose,  tliere is no doubt  but  that the two plans, would be ofl'ered to  the miners���������the old hours and the old  pay, or eight hours with  relative payment, leaving them free to make their  choice.   We submit thia would be infinitely.preferable to.the  present condition of things.   Those who felt like  earning the old wage could do it, and  those  who preferred the shorter hours  could be accommodated.   It appears to  us the sensible portion of the mining  community should take the matter in  hand themselves, and work a solution  of the present trouble on these lines.  THAT WISE ACT.'  The wit that one little head can contain at times is a marvel.   The Nelson  Are they troubled with headaches ? ; Are the lessons hard  for them to learn ? Are they  pale,'listless and indifferent?  Do they get thin and all run  down toward spring? If so,  will do grand things for  them. It keeps up the vitality, enriches "the blood,  strengthens mind and body.  The buoyancy and activity  of youth return.  ,  50c. and $1.00, all druggists,  SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, Toronto.  Tribune says the miners in convention  there, tho other day,  did  one of ' the  most sensible things   the country has  ever heard of.   They adopted a platform and sent it around for acceptance  by all the labor organizations of the  district.   Wherever they can get candidates  to support that platform they  will accept them, and when they meet  candidates they cannot depend on they  will nominate men from among their  own ranks.   Now, supposing the mine  owners and capitalists were to do precisely the same things, would the Tribune say it was  also one of the wisest  things ever heard of, or would it say it  was an attempt to strangle tho liberties  of the people?   Which?   The trouble  with the Tribune always was. it could  never see  with the second eye���������onl}  with the one that was always squinting for votes.   The truth of the matter  is that no ono organization can of itself  ever adopt a platform unqualifiedly in  the interest cf the country as a whole.  It is only when such is submitted to all  sections,  and is, as nearly as possible,  approved of by all, that it can be said  t������ bo unqualifiedly in the interest of  the country.   If when  the miners get  back their platform, they, then call the  mine owners together and submit it to  them and declare a willingness to give  as well as to take; making concessions  as well as asking them,  until they ar-"  rive at something that will be accepted  by both sides, wo will be willing to say  they have done one of the wisest things  of the day.   When, however, one brings  the labor question of this district down  to sensible consideration in  this  way  bestirs up a prejudice that works the  whole issue into a red heat.   The only  answer is that the Payne, the Star and  such properties are paying -largo.'dividends,  therefore, all the mines   can  pay the miners', demands, and the man  who says they cannot   must be  boycotted.   That is just how the question  i3 handled by the men, who think infinitely more of trifling, transient advantages to themselves than they do  for the service of the country.  The history of constitutional government in any portion of the earth does  not furnish _ anything approaching a  parallel to the condition of things in  British Columbia at pr.sent. Governor Mclnnes' prints say he had to  call on Martin as he had already dis-  missed.Turner, as if there were but two  or three men in.the province in public  life. One time in.Ontario Mowat was  taken from the bench for premiership ;  but.lie was. at once endorsed by the  whole Liberiil party and held the office  a quarter of a century, when he took a  seat in the Dominion senate. Martin  is thrust upon the province.and Instead  of being followed by a party is distrusted and hated by every one, and  Mclnnes knew in calling him this  would be the result, Martin in turn  spends a month in scanning the country for a ministry, and succeeds in securing two men, one of'them his own  brother-in-law, and neither of them in  public life or with a following. Though  the voted estimates will be exhausted  by the 30th of June, and the constitution requires 'that . the parliament  should meet and vote more money before it is expended. Martin says the  new lists will be revised on May 7th,  before elections arc held, then follows  two months to print' them and other  delays that will postpone the meeting  pf the legislature till,the 7th of August  at least. In 1837 Governor Metcalf in  Canada used to say "Me and my government." Mclnnes can say, "Me and  'Fighting Joe', run the show" as there  is no government, only a three-handed  game and two of them blanks. What  surprises most people is that Premier  Laurier allows this thing to continue  so long! .  Bro. McLagan must have a very  short memory when he says in the  World, "Joseph Martin was always .a  Liberal." Martin himself must laugh  at the idea. Will Mr. McLagan kindly  turn up its file of the Winnipeg Free  Press during the spring of 1883. If he  does he will find in a letter to the Free  Press from the Hon. Joseph himself  declaring "he. was iiot a Liberal. He  was a member of the 'Provincial rights  party' and he would sue the Free Press  for defamation.of:��������� character for calling  him a Liberal, if it did not retract its  *������������������������'��������� nneiit.   .    VVas   that'  Liberalism ?  ju ,-\Vti8 Joe' a   Liberal when  he  passed that Alien'Exclusion Act, when-  Laurier was at Washington, for 'the  purpose of embarrassing, the latter  gentleman while there, and preventing  him from doing anything for Canada?  Was that, again, Liberalism?  Teaciier's  more callings they would not overcrowd the resources of this province.  On the other hand, again, it is not necessary for the capitalists of the country  to sink their money in mines, thc-re are  so many interests in which they can  invest it, where they will be less subject to the caprices of labor. How,  then, is labor at the mercy of capital  in this country ?  It's not a new variety of headache.  It's the old pain consequent on conditions which result from study, confinement, and careless eating. It is only  one symptom of a derangement of the  stomach and organs of digestion and  nutrition. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical  Discovery cures headaches by curing the  diseases which cause them.  " I was troubled with very frequent headaches,  often accompanied by nevcre vomiting," writes  Miss Mary Uelle Summerton, of Sou Diego, Duval Co.. Texas. .������ Dowels were irregular, and my  stomach and, liver seemed continually out of  order/Often I could eat almost nothing, and  sometimes absolutely nothing'for twenty-four  hours at a time. I was entirely unfit for work,  and my whole system seemed so run-down that  discouraged. I was advised to try Dr. tierce's  Golden Medical Discovery, and did so with such  satisfactory results that before finishing the  third bottle I felt perfectly able to undertake  the duties attending public school life, and contracted to do .so. I most heartily advise those  suffering with indigestion, and its attendant  evils, to give this great medicine a fair trial."  Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets keep tha  bowels healthy.  The miners' unions say they want  tho arbitration laws of ' Australia  adopted in this country. Will those  same unions accept also the eight-hour*  law of Australia? If they will only  accept the one as they demand the  other something may be done to meet  them. They have an eight-hour law  in Australia that enablen men to work  6, 8 or 10 bourn",~as--iiiay be agreed on  with the owners. If we had a law in  this province that would allow the  owners to olfer ������3.00 for eight hours or  $3 50 for ten there would be no difficulty in settling the labor question.  LIVER COMPLAINT.   " v  I have used Laxa-Liver Pills for a  serious atta-jk of liver comr' tint, they  did me a world of good ai made me  smart and healthy.���������Mrs. (i.o. Hurdis,  Carleton Place, Ont.  F  <j    Mil   has  HINIMQ CONTRACTOR.  PROPERTIES HANDLED ON COMMISSION  The great mistake of the labor agitators and philosophers, in discussing the  situation in tho Kootenay, lies in compiling the circumstances with those of  older countries having fewer resources.  There is not a doubt but that labor is  at the mercy.'of capital in the industrial centres of the old countries, where  the same families have "worked in the  same institutions for generations. If  they want to make a change there is  nothing else to.which thej can turn  their hands, and they are without the  means to take them where there are  other means of employment. It is just  as reasonable, however, to compare the  situation in .the' Kootehaiy with ��������� the  situation in such'localities as it is to  compare the winter* in the planets  Mercury and Jupiter. If all the miners that ever were in. the Kootenays  chose to takeup,farming, lumbering,  fishing, fruit-growing   or  a   dozen  or  Mines and Mineral"Claims, examined and  leports made.  Interests taken In partpayment:orservice3  rendered.  Contracts taken for  openlnK   ud lott or  invisible.ledges.  Twenty years' experience.  SANDON, B.C.  flLTd LODQE,  NO. 29  A.,I'. AND A. 3t.  Regular Communication of the lodge.  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SANDON, B.C.  1*  *������r.  With the latest in tools and machines, good stock, I am prepared to do only first-class work.  ',. ".'",.  Personal attention given to all orders,  i  ESTIMATES ������IVEN.   MODERATE PRICES.  MAIL: ORDERS PROMPTLY-ATTENDED -TOi >  Shop, at present, '.ear Sandon Sawmills.  f  ������������j  I  S  I  ���������Si  I  I  m  i  i  if  P  ���������fej  l|il  *"i  \\ THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, MARCH 31,  1900.  /-,   SKEIN   OF  WOOL.  "���������urn holdinft her wool ln an attitude quaint,,  9eelini4  :ur,t  like a  wooden  armed,   Btaim-l  wi'idow saint;  She is sitting ut eus4 in a n.'KliRent pose,  As charming and fresh as tho dew on a rose  She than .a mo for helping her out of her tanifh  And calls tne "so kind"  When I shy I don't mind,  ���������Why, to plcafco her I vow I would slave o������ 1  mangle.  Soung Cupid, no donut, in a mischievous vein,  Is weaving n snnro from that innocent skoin,  Tor who could hoblind to those dimplesdivino,  ffhoso oyes that mi roguishly glance up at liiinnl  lam longing with lovurliko kisses lo smothor  Tlnit BWi������.t little fuco.  But I kiui v it's a cuso  Of n Birt at ono end ind a fool at the otiierl'  .--"���������Golden Penny.  FOIBLES OF  GREAT  MEN.  Kapoleon'n Fondness For Wliito Trousorai  A Famous Jurist's IVeaknoss.  The weakness of n groat  man  is often  (that featuro which  contains the most In-  ' terest for the student of human natw.ro. Id  may he of interest to know that Napoleon  sot "aside $4,000 u j oar for dross.    Unfortunately   bo  had  a  weakness   for  whita  broechos, and often whilo wholly absorbed  ta stato affairs he would.spill ink or coffo*  ��������� an those dolicnto trousers, whioh he would  hasten to change upon discovering tin  spots. This circumstance cost the blameless but timid Comto dolteuiusat his placo  as master of the robes. Tho emperoi  spoilod his clothes so frequently-that tha  imperial  tailor was constantly rocelving  ��������� feesb orders, and 84,000 became insufficient to meet tlio bills. The master of  lobes was foolishly afraid to mention the  subject to Napoleon and continued to giva  '��������� unsatisfactory ropliiis to tho insistent tai-  tor,'who becamo pressing in his domands.  At length, becoming exasperated, the tai-  '   lor took tho  bold step of complaining to  ' Napoleon, who learned with astonishment  'and angor that he owed his tailor $6,000.  He paid tho bill and ut tho same time dismissed tho.frightonod Comto do Kemusat.  "I hope, " said the emperor,.smiling and  [frowning at tho same  time at his  newly  .uppolntod mastor of robes, "that you will  . aot expose mo  to tho disgrace of  being  dunned for tho breeches I am wearing."  Tho famous judge,'Lord Kenyon, had a  weakness for indiscriminately passing the  aentoncc of doath upon the victims of law  brought before him. This peculiar weakness took its form in terrorizing the defendants andaftorward invariably modifying tho decreo. He passed tho terrlblo sentence of death upon a young woman who  had been found guilty of theft, but intl-  ��������� mated that he meant torocoiumund her to  mercy. The young woman only hoard the  formula of tho sontenco and fainted. Lord  , .Kenyon, evidently much agitated, callod  out: "I don't moan to bang you I Will no  ono toll hor that I don't-mean to bans  hor?"  Tho number of celobrated men who  stand conspicuous ln human foibles and  weaknesses is largo, and oftpri it is among  the great minds that selfishness, -vanity  and unreasonableness aro found to hold  tho most unchecked sway.���������- Detroit Fro������  Pross." l  The Badge of Deference.  Perhapi ho tisod It from choice. It may  Stpvo beon tho rulo of tho company that he  should use It. Hoa-over that may bo, I  could not do othorwiso, suys John S. Durban* in Tho Atlantic, than romarktho fact  that the porter doforentially held out a silver tray to recoivo tho chair chooks from  passengers. It was tho nicest act of discrimination I had ever observed in tho  workday world. I was on a train between  New York' and Boston. Tne portor was  only an agent in a business transaction ot  a corporation, but tho ugent at tho station  who had thrown out the check with businesslike deftness and tho conductor who  had briskly oxchangod that chock for another woro also only agents in tho transaction. In their daily intercourse with tho  jiublio thoy must make friends, and, with  tho faithful performance of thoir duties,  they vory properly look forward to ud-  Tnneomont in their chosen career.  Tho silver solver, however, murks tho  porter. It is the Iradnoof all his tribe. Ho  may bo mi educated man. us ambitious and  as intelligent as the bagga������o agent or as  tho conductor, but ho must keep his place,  - mid that place is at tho bottom, and his  color fixes it. He is un American citizen,  and theoretically he enjoys innlienablo  rights, among whioh   aro  liberty and , tho  ..pursuit of happiness, but in his case liberty  .���������md the pursuit of happiness liave their  limits fixed rigidly by a sontimunt���������the  sentiment of organized labor in the Unlit-'.1,  otatea. Tho tray is the badge of deference.  Bo  philosophically keeps  himself  iu  his  - solace aud makes the best of it.   ������^������>   Sandon Ore, Shipments.   .  For the week ending  as follows:  MINE. ;  '.Payne   last Chance..   Total   March 30 were  .      tons. .  .......;���������......309  ,;.. 80  .389  RHEUMATISM  Is completely (Jriven from the system  by Milburn's Rheumatic Pills. 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Bd, and is chiefly to be remembered for  her great, dislilce to Valerie Neslio,���������  hor father's second wife' That is how  It   will   begin,���������how   will  it   end?"  "You aie a generous foe, Vivien;  you would not pushi ra* into the mill-  Aim, like tho jealous sister of Bir-  morio, of whom Colonel Hetley was  reading   last  evening."  "No," replied Vivien. "I should nev-  ir do unything of that kind. You  should not say such things, Lady Neslie ; they are nw. only absurd, but.  wrong."'  "Well," said "miladi," dauntlessly,  "you are better than I am. If I had  been mistress of a home like this so  long as you have been, and a st ranger  wore broug-ht in to t'nke my place,  I should hate her wilh a mortal hatred���������I admit that frankly. You do  not waste much lovo upon me, Vivien.  I like ray name Valoiie belter than  yours; there is something light and  fanciful about it. There is as much  difference between our names as between ourselves."  But,  to Ik as she would, flatter, cajole,   praise,   no   matter    what���������Lady  Neslie could make  no impression    on |  Sir Arthur's daughter. She could not ,  win  from  her any  token  of interest,  '     CHAPTER   IX.  "When I die, the Abbey passes to  Vivien," so Sir Arthur said, while he  tied his wifo rode slowly along; and  Jyuly Nellie thoughtfully pondered llu-  words.  In marrying Sir Arthur, she believed that, in the words of lhe marriage  horvioo, he had endowed her with till  hi.s woidly goods. S.ie had never h.-iird  of tl.u English law of entail; she  never thought of the possibility thai,  the estates might descend fiom father to son, or from father to daughter;  a'll sho knew wo{3 that sho was to  share her husband's woalth The dislike between herself and Vivien Neslie had increased with every  hour, but Lady Neslie had always preserved tho utmost  good-humor; it was part of her policy  never to ullow any sign of impatience  or anger to escape her, and it had  been easy when tho victory seemed  a'll to lie in her own hands���������when Vivien Nc&lio appeared in no other character than that of the deposed mis-  trcsB of the Abbey. Things would bo  quite different if in process of time  Vivien should again be mistress���������if it  should be in hor power to send hor  rival   away.  " Now 1 understand," thought her  ladyship. "I cc.uld not imagine how  it svas that so many people paid court  to Miss Neslie���������stood in awo of her ;  I can understand it all now. I am  mistress here only for a time; sho will  be mistress forever."  It must not  bo.  "I    am  not   sure,"  mused  Valerie,  "that  1 should  have married,  had   I  known this.".  Then she comforted lursclf by think-  any  mark  of   liking, any  sign  of  cj- j ing uuit, oven if she wero compelled,  te^m. | ���������,������,  j.uc event  0t her  husband's death.  One day when  they were discussing   ttf i^ve  the Abbey, still   there must  some invitation which Vivien had advised her father to decline, "milndl,"  on   the  contrary,  waa  eager   to  go.  "You will not enjoy it," said Miss  Neslio to her, "they aro stiff, formal  people, all of thorn very clever. You  would not- feel at homo with them."  "I Euppose the real truth is," observed her ladyship at the eloso of  the argument, "' that you do not wish  me to go, because you do not wish  them to know .me, and you object to  their knowing me, beeiuse you do not  think me good enough for Sir Arthur."  ' Your   ladyship  has   for  once  sup  surely   be   a fortune    for   her.      Sho  . wished to be mistress of  Lancewood,  I that gave her the position she.had always longed for���������the position that she  now enjoyed so thoroughly.  i    During-   the   remainder   of  tho   ride  ! home Lady Nellie was thoughtful, the  sunny  face  was  clouded,   the  ringing  laugh died quickly away. Nor    did she  take so much  in teres t as sho had in  the various views of the estate which  Sir Arthur pcinted out lo her. What  would it matter i What interest could  she feel  if    Lancewiood was  to    pass  I away from her into the hands of the  girl whose calm  superiority angered  posed  the exact  truth," said  Vivien. . her.   She resolved, when she reached  as she turned away. I the Abbey, to ask some one to explain  "I nm afraid," remarked her lady- ! tliia law of succession to her���������some  .ship, looking after her, " that some one who would not gue3S hor motive,  day I shall forget my good manners, ���������Colonel Iletley, for instance, w-ho de-  *nd   shake  that    proud   young   lady,   lighted   in   long   and   pompous   argu-  How astonished she would be 1 ' And  Lady Neslio forgot her anger in laughing at  the  notion.  In timo people begtan to perceive  that there wore really two parties at  'the Abbey���������one headed  by its present !  ments. She wtrtild not say1 any mure  to her husband, or he might grow  suspicious, and think she had married  ham for the sake of being at' the Abbey.  She found  an   opportunity of   talk-  mistress. Lady Neslie, the other by lng to Colonel Hetley, as sho always  the heiress, Miss Neslie. There was found for whatever sho fancied or de-  no  open   dispule,   no  ill-bred   wrang- sired.  ling,   no strife.    Vivien    was  always, ���������' '  have  been   reading a story   this  proud,   calm   and   snlf-possessed ; Lady morning, colonel, and it turns on what  Neslie  wae  always   the perfection   of is called in England, tho law of entail,  good-humor. Nevertheless, two parlies will you.explain what that means to  were formed,- and people sided' with  one or, the other, .according to their  ages and tastes. All the light, frivolous, pay, young girls of the neighborhood, ranged themselves by Lady  Neslie. She was fond of life and gay-  oty; sho loved dancing, flirting, all  that they loved ; she delighted in frivolity.    -- - (  Lady Neslie was very happy; hor  hours passed gnyly and brightly; she  did ncft fear that time would ever  change her Jolt. But one day she was  out riding with her husband ; he had  ' taken her by tho banks off (ho river  Ftinge and through the Hyde woods.  5he hid never seen so much of, the  ^tate before. At the other side of  the woods, near the pretty town of  Hydewell, she Raw, a house almost hid-  <teri\ by the trees���������a large, well-built  bouse, very pretty and picturesque."  "What a pretty 'house I" she said,  "but; ah me, how dull, how quiet t J  rtiiauld' not like to live there, Arthur."   . ��������� . , ,    ;  " 1 hope you .nover may," he returned. "But no, I am selfish ; I .must not  SR.V   that.   1'    mean   that  I.  hope     It  rimy   lie  long    years  before  you    go  .there.'"'   .'.'',.���������  " I shuli never go there,"  she said;  ,' decidedly.   "Do you think I could llvo  ������������������there amongst those  trees?   I should  die of   ennui in a week."  "Nevertheless,   my-    bright,     happy  lovo, you may be compelled some day  '. to  go  there."  " I would not go���������nothing should  compel me... But Arthur, you . have  not  told me what house it is."  "Wo. call it the Dower HouLse,". bo  replied'.  " Aj*d now I am no wiser. What Is  thnt?"   she   asked.  He looked half sun-prised for a minute, and then ho said���������  "You do not understand English  customs���������I forgot that. The Dower  House was built for tho widowed la-  dien of the family; that is why I say  I hope that yoju may never Jive there  ,-at least, ;not for. long."  " I do not understand even yet Arthur," she said, looking up at him  gravely. " Do'yctu mean that, if you  should die, I must live there?"  "T'hat is/,tho custom," he replied,  "When the head oif the family dies,  bis widow retires to the Dower  House.'"  "But," cried Valerie, "why could I  not live at the,Abbey?"  " Whan I die the Abbey passes to  Vivien," he said. "I could not leavo  It to you. It ia only mine during my  lifo time;' If Iliad ason.it would bo  his; as I have not, it will be Vivien's.  It Is not mine to will as I like."  Shis had grown very grave as she  listened. After all, what were her  passing triumphs, If Vivien should  tome   any  or   otlher supplant   her?  me?"  " And the colonel, only too delighted, to be consulted by his young and  lovely hostess, entered into a complete exposition of thp matter. She  listened with a profound attention  that flattered him.  " I understand," she said ; "thon  this beautiful Lancewood of ours la  not what you call entailed���������it does not  pass to a male heir ?"  " It was entailed once," repliod the  colonel. "I remember hearing why  the entail was destroyed, but I have  forgotten the reason now. Lancewood,  like many other large estates in England, can be inherited by son or daughter ;. but tt must be in the direct lino.  No lorn, of LnnaewoodYhas power to  .will ������������������his estate from, his own children.  If hB has sons, it goes to tho eldest;  tf daughters to the eldest; then the  daughter, retains tlie name of Neslie  .when she marries, and so tho name  is kept up from generation to generation." '!' ��������� ���������  "Then no ' master of -Lancowood  could leave his estates to his friend or  his wife f" she said, slowly.  "No, that would not be possible,"  answered; Colonel Hetley, who began  to "receive a.drift in these inquiries.  "Take yourself, for instance," ho said,  "though personal applications of generalities should bo avoided. Supimso  an event we should, all deplore��������� Sir  Arthur's death; in that case I-ance-  wood'would belong to Miss Neslio. You  would, without doubt, succeed to ' a  very handsome fortune, but that kind  of tiling is generally arranged in the  marriage settlement. Miss Neslie  would succeed to Lancewood; and it  would descend again to her son or.  daughter. Do you understand now.  Lady Neslie?"  She tried to throw off lier gravity,  and'looked up with' a laughing air.  ��������� "Yes, you have made it all plain to  me. 1 thank you, Colonel Hetley.. It  seems hard at tirne3 to comprehend  your English customs."  "But you have the law of entail in  France. You have but to look  through the history of your own family���������the D'Kstes���������for. numerous examples."  She looked slightly oonfused for ��������� a  moment; but quickly recovered 'herself.  "I was but a ohild when I was in  Franco. I remember nothing of such  things; they had no interest for me.  You have told me .all about it, colonel ?"  "Yes. I do not remember any do-  tail left unexplained. ��������� Miss Neslie is  hei ress of Lancewood; but, if Sir Arthur should have a son, that son  would succeed him."       ,  From that moment the one passioned, to be consulted by this young and  soul was that she might have a son.  A  son would inherit: Lanoewood���������-and  what was her child's would, of course,  be hers. What a victory, what.a triumph for her, if she could only show  Vivian a sou of iher own���������the heir  wJio would take Lancewood from her 1  By night and by day she pondered  this one idea. People began lo wonder what had come over Lhe bright,  animated, vivacious Lady ;Nestle. She  was often to be found now with a  grave, almost anxious expression on  h������i' faoe,. she was tliinkiug how suro  she would be of tho foriune if she had  a liltJo son.  She began to observo Vivian more  closely. She could understand now  why, despite all lhe victories gained  over Miss Nes.ie, she remained calmly  s-./.'ene, '-' Boll-poasessod, self-reliiani..  Soin.ii.hing more like hatred than slio  had ever felt beforo empt into Valerie's heart, and she made up her  mind with trm feminine resolve that  Miss Nes.ie should not enjoy .more  comfort than was good for her. Sho  had ono3 believed it wiso policy to try  to make Sir Arthur's' daughter her  friend, but sho saw now that they  could never bo anything but enemies.  She'ceased all efforts at conciliation.  She made irritating little speeches.  She took every opportunity of exercising her authority. She never consulted Vivian in any matter, but  pleased  herself entirely.  The breach between Sir Arthur and  his beloved daughter grew wider. Lady  Nts.ie had a fashion of saying���������  "It is of no use asking Vivian; sho  is too grave to care about suchi nonsense."  Tnen she would twine her arms  round Sir Arthur's neck, and, laying  her bright Jiead on his shoulder, ask  him���������  '������������������Would you lovo me better, dear, if  I tried to be grave aud wise, like your  beautiful  daughter 1' ,  "No, Valerie; X like you just as you  aro."  "Nonsense and gayoly Included 1"  she asked with a wistful smile.  "Just as you are, my 'darling, without, change," replied Sir Arthur,  fondly.  She clapped her hands with the gleo  of a child���������such lit lb. whit* ha-ids  they were, all shining with costly  gems.  "Now I shall never try to be wiso  again ; after all, I am but one of tht>  butterflies of nature, 1 shall spread  my win.de in the sunshine, and enjoy  it while it lasts, without thinking of  the  coming  rainy  days."  "Do you think of rainy days, my  darling 1"  asked  Sir  Arthur.  "Not. often; but I do not expect to  be always as happy as I am now."  "I do not see anything that oould  make, you Jess happy, Valerie."  ��������� Sho did not eay, "You have overlooked the loss of Lancewood���������'the fact  that my rival will reign one day where  I am quaon now���������'the fact that I Bhall  have to give way to her;" but i>ho  looked up at.iliim, with an expression  of devotion in 'her brilliant face.  "I should be happy enough" if I  might always have you, Arthur; but,  il I wero to lose you, what happiness  could I ever know ogain 1"  "That is but a gloomy idea for a  butterfly," said .Sir Arthur, laughingly. "My dearesc Valerie, we know  how uncertain life and death are; still  I hope to spend many years with you  yet."  It was wonderful how solicitous she  became about his health. Uis looks  were a barometor'of her spirits. When  he seemed perfectly well,, sho was gay,'  happy, light of heart, full of merriment ; if he looked pale or ill, if ho  complained even in tho least, she was  all anxiety aud solicitude. Sir Arthur  thought it concern about his health,  arising from ,her great lovo. Vivian  understood it better;, she knew what  it was, and called it by its right name.  "Oh, if I had but. a sou," exclaimed  Lady Nrslie, inwardly, "there would bo  no more cau3e for anxiety or dread !"  For many long years there had not  been such gayety at Lancewood. Ono  of Lady Nes.ie's wildest caprices was  a masked ball; nothing "else would satisfy her. In vain Sir Arthur said that  a masked ball was all very well during  a carnival, but that it was riot a favorite amusement amongst English  people.  "But  She laughed aloud in the fullness,of  her glee.  "You are the kindest husband in  the world I" she cried. ,  Bui Sir Arthur was right; the  neighborhood was startled. Tho more  serious poriion of it looked grave, and  said Lady Nes.ie was really going rather too far; but the gay young girls  and gay young wive3 applauded tho  idea, and tho masked ball was a success.  To  be   Continued.  GUARDS OF ROYALTY.  .Snmeihliig     About    TSiose    Who    Wntrli  lil ii Hi mill ftnrr.ii*.  The monarchs of Europe are not  guarded from harm by tho fhowy  soldiers in shiny tin cuirasses who disport themselves about palace anterooms. The actual seamy work is  done by the plainly clad, unostentatious  secret police.    The    degree    to  PAINS IN THE BAIK  FREQUENTLY DUE TO SLUGGISH  LIVER OR KIDNEY TflOUBLES.  O VMS  Mr. Fraak HulKr*, or Exrtcr, T*lln of  KuiTi-rlnsc and How Dr. mil'.iiu*' I'lnK  PHI. fund 111 in After Oilier Jlnltduoc  In I. <���������<!.  From   the Advocate,  Breter.  Mr. Frank Walters is a young man  personally known to moat of the residents oi Exeter, where he has livod  nearly all his lifo. ��������� Talking wilh the  editor of the Advocate rccontjy Mr.  Walters said���������"In justice to Dr.  Williams' Pink Bills I think It my;  duty, in view of what they have dona  for me, to add my testimonial to the  thousands of otlurs that have beta  printed. For some months I suffered  most severely from pains coursing ug  and down nty back. It waa thought  that    'these    pains  were due  to liver  which  police protection   is  indispens-   and kidney trouble, but whatever lh������  able  may  be  gathered  from  the fact   c?,u,so th������y fro'J������ont,y ltv" "��������������� ���������������  ���������������*-  ,.,,,-..-,,, ., ...        ribie  agony,   lhe pains  wern   not  al-  that President Caruot s assassination | ways confined-to tho back, but would-  immediately    after    Prime , shift to other x*arls of the body.   "As  Duijuy   had    d.sbandod   the'11 "suit I got  little rest, myappotito  d'Elysee,      or    Presidential   ^^t^lV^'^A *J?}1..������". ������reat"  occurred  Minister  BrigJ.de  ���������police.  Scarcely a week passes during Queen  Victoria's sojouins at Wiuusor or  Osborne without    some    cra^sy person  ly in weight. I tried different remedies suggestod by friends, which having no effect almost disgusted m������  with medicine. Then a personal  friend urged me lo Lry Dr. William**  Pink  Pills.      I    was    not easily  per-  endeavoring    to   obtain   an interview   suaded because I had about concluded  either by calling at  the palace or by '' *-tlat  medicino  would   not  relievo  me,  attempting to waylay   the    sovereign   ^(rhve lill*sifte? J1���������' ,fi"a"y  X c\reidaAJ  , ,      .        ���������., , *      to try them.   I ([/urchased one box at  when the is out diivuig. lhose of the first, and lo my astonishment before  maie sex, usually deciaie that thoy . it was finished I was greatly relieved. Then I .got a couple more boxes  and these rostorod me    to my former  Imust. have it," she said. "Of  all bulls in, the world a masked ball ia  the most enjoyable."  "1 am afraid our neighbors will not  think so, Valerie. I am doubtful whether you would even find your invitations accepted. There are hundreds of  English jieople who entirely disapprove  ot suclr things."  "We will try them," said Lady Neslie. "Masked bails are common  enough! in Paris."  "Tliere are many things common in  Paris that I nhould be sorry to see  here," put in Vivian, "Lancowood is an  ancient building, but I do not think  such an entertainment as a balinas-  que has ever been given in it."  "There is no record of one in tho  family annals," mimicked Lady Neulip.  "Surely soine of your ancestors must  have had a little notion of enjoying  themselves. All argument is useless; you know. Sir Arthur, you cannot refuse tne ; let rno give a masked  ball." ,  Sir Arthur looked at his daughter,  as though he would fain havo asked  her to help him; but iu tho noble,  b?,iuliful face he only read contempt  for his weakness and contempt for his  wife.  Valerie quickly noted his glance.  "It is of no use looking at-Vivian,  Sir Arthur; she will be quite sure to  oppose me; she does Lt on principle,.to  counterbalance your indulgences."  _ "I think, Valerie, you must defer a  littlo to English prejudices. I assure  you the whole neighborhood would be  startled by the notion of a masked  ball." .  "I siiouid delight in startling it,"  she said���������"no one more so. Now, Sir  Arthur, instead of my deferring to  English prejudices, let English prejudices defer to m������."  She looked ui> at him with ono of  those winning smiles fao was so utter-,  ly  powerless to  resist.   .  "You shall have your own way, Valerie; send out your invitations whenever you liko."  are in love with tha <*.ueen oy proteas  that they are secretly max-ried to her,  while Lhj females allege that they aie  either daughters or s.st.ers of Her  Majesty, or e.se married lo the Prince  ol -Waies.  Every-timo that C_ueen Victoria  plans to leave, her icsideace at Windsor, Osborne, Bo.lmux'ai or Buckingham JL'aiiice lor her atcernoun urivo  the iuient.ou is communicated to the  Chief lu.-.yecLor some hours betore-  haud by tho equerry on duty, \iho  announces the loute which Her Majesty proposes to take. At certain  puintb aloug the way policemen in  piain clothes are slauuned.  An inspector of thu London police  is in eh.ugv: of Lhe men appointed to  guard   the Prince, of  Wales.  King Humbert ot Italy is guarded  by one poucemun. Tnis olficiai is u  tt5rge.uit-maj.jr of the Carauih.eri,  ccoiipo^ed Ol picked soldieis and ex-  noii-commissiouud ofiiceis ot tho  army, lie it. a man ot herculean pro-  poruens und ot tried resource. Moreover, as bo is a native ot 1-iedmont,  he is blinuly devon-d to his JxingJ He  never iej.ve-> his side byi any, ana, at  might bleeps acioss the threshold of  the room occupied  by his master.  Napoleon III., had a. bodyguard  each of whom was a Corsican, their  chief, tiriscelli by name, having saved  the  Emperor's  life  several   times.  When Count Cumerata, a cousin of  N-ipoleon, was assassinated in the  Tuiieries, tiriscelli disguised himself  and followed the supposed muidjrer,  Kambo, to London, where- Kambo  was  stabbed.  The same fate overtook Silvani di  Peruggio, who had organized a plan  for wrecking the imperial train near  Uiarrilz. He fell a viccim to lhe Corsica u's dagger at Bordeaux, whether  Griscelli had tracked him. Two Maz-  zinist conspirators, Kussini and  Galli were l.Icewise stabbed by Griscelli.  One evening when Napoleon was  calling at the Countess of Cast iglione's  Suburban residence a man crept into  the room, knifeuin hand, and threw  himself upon the' Emperor. Gen.  Floury, Nap.oleon's aide-de-camp, p'ri-  ioned his arms until Griscelli rushed  into- the boudior and cut short the  existence of the conspirator. Documents of ; a compromising character  wero found and the result was the  temporary  exile of the Countess.  good health. I do not hesitate recommending this medicine that others  may profit by my experience, and no*  suffer tortures as I did."  Dr. Williams'Jf ink Pills cure by going to the root of the disease. They  renew and build up the blood, and  strengthen the nerves, thus driving-  disease from the system. If your  dealer docs not keep them, they will  ba sent postpaid at 50 cents a box,  or six boxes for ?$2.K>, by addressing-  1 he Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  Brockville, Ont. .,  A RIGHTEOUS CUSTOM.  I kissed "the tempting crimson of her  cheek,  As fragrant as a rose.  And, lo,    across its    bloom    a    pallid  streakl     ,  And here, upon  my nose,  A touch of red, of which I blush . to  tpenkl  'Tis   true I hnvu. no reason  for  complaint���������  I stole tho fragrant kiss.  And yet 'tis customary to acquaint  Unwary  ones of. this,  By    placarding,   the    danger    point!  Fresh Paint.  GROWING CORDIALITY.  '  Mesheck���������You must come up to my  place aome evening and try one of my  cigars.  Yawiier���������Thanks, but I don't  smoke: '  Well, come up on Thursday and  have a   glass of wine with me.  Thanks, I   nevor drink.  Himmell Theu come up and see me  every evening.  ��������� '   . ��������� WONDEUFUL INVENTION.     ���������  McJigger ���������I attended Mrs. Blank's  lecture on liquid, air last night. 'She  poured mercury into -a paper mold  shaped like a hammer, immersed the  wholo in. the liquid air, and the mer-"  curycame out so solid.tlmt eh������ easily  dTove a nail through a   board- with'it.  Thingumbob -^ Wonderful! Any  invention that will enable a woman  to easily drive a nail through a board  can't be beat. , I  Too Hach ot s Jar,  A little group of professional men-  were talking of dentists the other day  when the stout man of the party related,  a ho morons Incident that occurred  some time ago. It happened in a dentist's office iu iuinsai City.  A typical cow puncher came in and  wanted a tooth treated. He was a big  fellow with an immense soft hat, and  when he deposited himself in the operating chair everything creaked.  "Mind yon don't hurt me," ho said,  in a menacing tone, and then the dentist (jot to work.  ���������After boring into the tooth a moment  he paused.  "Now." he eaid, "don't stir. If yoo  do, this tool may slip and your nerve  will get a nasty jar."  All went well for a few moments nnd  the big fellow threw his head buck.  There was a yell, a scramble, a falling chair, and then a brawny fist flew  out, and a dazed and bleeding dentist  picked himself from the floor oa the  opposite side of the room.  "You blamed idiot," he mnmbled  with his band on his jaw. "I told yoi><  not to move!"  "Thet don't make n mite o' difference!" roared the cow puncher. "No  man kin hurt nie like thet an live!"  And,'seizing his big hat, he plunged!  heavily down  thu stairs, ncnthemutia-  ing the wholfc dentist fraternity at ev-   ���������  ary step.���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Outvrltted I>y Hl������ Coaohmnn,  ; The carriage horses of Chief Justice  Marshall  were exceedingly thin,  nnd  his family told him that It was cur-,  rently  hinted that Jerry, the . colored'  coachman, .exchanged too great a pro-.,  portion of the horse feed ��������� for whisky  for personal  use to. allow < the horses  food enough to keep, them lu a good,  and creditable condition.    The. Judge-'  went to the stable and directed .lerry'B  attention   to  the  poor appearance of"  the .'hoi-sen,'; told   him. of   tlie- rumor-  about his exchanging oats and bay for  whisky   nnd    thereby   depriving ' the  horse*  of   their  necessary  supply  of  food ami spoke of the sleek,, fat team  driven by his neighbor Brewer.  "Laws,   Massa   John,"   salcl    Jerry,  "it's the natur' of the animals!   Looh  at Mr.   Brewer  hls.������:df,  sah, a short,  fat. grensy gen'leman,'that aln,'t seed-  his boots after his feet was In 'cm for-  yeahs, while you, sah, Ik. tall and roun  shouldered   an   sees your  feet  all  da  time ''you.se,   wn'.kin,   an   look   at   Iris-  coachman, thicker through than he la-  long, whiles I'fie only skin an bones!  Of  course   his   critters   Is   fat,   whIJo  youra is thin.    It's their natur', MaBsa.  John; it's their uanir'.    They belongs  to the fat kin, and we all belongs to d������  loan kin.   It's natur'."  "Perhaps tliat Is so," said the Jndgo-  reflectively and walked away as If well;  satisfied with thu explanation.���������Chiett-  KO Inter Ocean. .  Tnliliie tlie Cowbojr'n lMcturv.  "Now,"  eaid   the  border  photographer, pulling his  gnn  and/leveling  it  across the camera  at  the  man   in th*  chair, "will  yon havo thu  kindness to-  look pleasant ?"���������  Much amused by the  cheek and the ���������  cool nerve of tho reqnest thus convoyed,  the bold cowboy smiled broadly, and at  that  instant  the  border photographer  pressed    the    button.���������Chicago   ioeer-  Ocean.       I  m  5.-1 S  vaL  i  I  I  ' r  .'.'? i  >n  1*8  3  pi  Ii  K.ll  1-  \S ll  m  ���������ii1  '.1VS  1$  ���������'j ���������$  ���������hi'  *vtf On the Farm.  POINTS ON, BUTTERMAKING,  In'the first (place good cows are a  necessity. A' scrub which gives indifferent milk half the year is one of  'Uie great leaks on many farms, writes  'Mr. S. N. Wolcott. Noxt, cowa must  be well-skeltered, well-fod and kindly  treated, this last being far more essential than most 'people think. Cows  which arc stabled should bo well  brushed and tho udder wiped with a  damp cloth to prevent the fine dust  ,,fcof the barn falling into tho pail. This  is one cause of bitter milk in winter.  A  wire    strainer  with    a fine,     thin  . oloth over it keeps'every thing else out  of the milk. Tin pans are easier kept  sweet, lighter to handle and I think  the cream rises better in them than  crocks.  The milk should not be oovered until ��������� the animal warmth is out of it.  The sooner it cools   the  more cream  " rises. In summer the pans can be set  in, cold water and. the water drawn  off when warm and renewed. A shallow, zino box, like ' the top of a sink,  only largo enough to accommodate all  the milk of one milking, is handy.) The  ��������� box' should be as deep as the pans,  with a spout to let the water off. Ono  bucket of water would be sufficient  lo cool the milk. The pans can be left  here until next milking or when cool  set flat on the cellar floor.   A frame  of lath' large enough to cover all tho .. ���������    milk can  ba  made   with  legs  two  or i "f going through  the-furrow, with a  three    inches  higher   than   the   pins. | cultivator made very narrow.  Over  this    stretoh    muslin  and   tack i .  Plant the seed deeply to avoid hill-  tightly.   It can ba set to one side or   inC 'ind the consequent drying out of  the ridigcs. Level culture .gives the  best results both experimentally and  in.actual practice.   It is a little mora  may ba injured. A 25 cent mixture  may be used before the buds start  into growth. Crude petroleum should  ba tried carefully. It.is more lasting  than kerosene and more penetrating  in its effects, bub is death to the  scale.  PREPARE FORJPOTATO PLANTING.  Seed potatoes should be sorted out  and) ketpt in a cool plaxso to retard  sprouting. Sprouted seed has lost its  vitality' and will not yield as large a  crop as seed that had not started into  growth before planting. Medium  sized tubers, smooth, clean and uniform, give the best results. They  should, for tho sake of economy, be  cul to two or tkreo eyes., If the ,seed  is high-priced or some large premium  potatoes are wanted, cut to one eye.  This will give large potatoes and fewer to the iii lit Before planting soak  tlie seed in corrosive sublimate solution .for 11-2 hours. Dissolve 2 oz  corrosive sublimate in 15 gals of water,  put the- potatoes in a bag ana' immerse in the water, which should be  in a wooden tub or barrel. After removing, dry the potatoes, then cut'and  -handle Ln tho usual way, but be careful, as .this stuff is a deadly poison.  The soil needs -to be plowed early  and deeply. The great majority of  farmers and gardeners still use stable  manure for fertilizer. The common  practice - with Long Island- market  gardeners,, on" their light, sandy soil,  is to open the rows 21-2 ft' apart with  a two-horse :plow,, spread tho manure  in the bottom of "the ��������� furrow, cover  lightly with soil, drop the seed from  9 to 15 in. apart, according to variety  and cover with, a plow.or plank drag.  If fertilizer is used it is applied in'  (he same .way, mixing it-with the soil  *A&DiS&AlSW3t*&'&~  ���������^b^b^^Q  raised up on end and down again,i covering or uncovering all'or as inuchi us  you want ut once. Tho muslin oan be  taken off and washed, and it does  away with bo many lids to scour and  sun and the milk is bettor than when  shut up tight  labor to dig the potatoes by hand when  planted deeply, but tho use of the  plow, or digger greatly'aids rapid  work.     While early planting gives tho  Tin   buckets  are   the   best   for    tho. earliest  results   for the  general orop  cream.   In  winter I hang  my  bucket i i*-1  doss  not  pay   to  plant   too  early.  up    near   the    coiling  and   ripon  my , The seed  gets   ohilled   and  oomes up  cream as well as in summer.   In sum- J weak and uneven.  mor I skim    sweet    and hang in  the  well, so without  ice  can  make good  butter the year round.'Milk must bo  regularly skimmed and the cream regularly churned, winter and summer.  Thirty-six 'hours  is  long  enough for  milk to set, and 24 is too 'long if the  milk    clabbers.       Cream    should    be  ohurned  at  least  every  other  day in  summer and twiioe a week in  winter.  Sixty degrees in summer and G5 to 70  in winter is about the proper temperatures to begin churning, for the warm  air will raise it a little in summer and  cool it in winter  eral   thicknesses  of  old bagging.   The  lap should not ba sewed���������two or three  pins will hold it in plax������. Havoi one of  these not only for the back door but  for the cellar and shed doors.  The damp cloth in an invaluable ad-  jui-cl   to   tlio   thorough sweeping  and  ducting which in well conductedhumes  occurs    regularly    each    week.      The  cloth should never be wet, but should  be wrung as dry as possible. It takes  up   the   dust���������all   elf   it.    A   dry   cloth  lakes  up some  of  tho  dust    and sots  the remainder afloat in the air again.  Rin.se   the cloth  frequently  in    warm  water and "*ou will discover how much  dust,you  haVo   removed.      Remember  that   there is  just  as   much  dust   on  the floor as there is on the furniture  that stands on  it, and  don't consider  your room properly # dusted  until  you  have wiped up that 'on the floor with  your cloth.  The oJd-fashioned ��������� wiro spoon egg-  beater gives a greater bulk to the  whites cd* eggs thai* any other forir  of beater, and the greater bulk gives  more lightness to cake.- "A pinch of  salt whitens the whltos.; chilling them  makes them beat up'more quickly. Use  the-, - folding motion in adding tho  whiets to the cake batter, you-thus  incorporate more air and aids lightness.1  The young housekeeper should buy  agate ware in preference to tin. It  costs a. little more at tho outset, but  lasts so much longer that it is really  an   economy.  You can toast bread over a kerosene  stave by putting the broad in a small  hi* ���������   i .��������� j_ th     i i ,   liUlUU'Ci      l/l    U1X3U     VVIUU    ������liXt\.  eet iron spider over the stove. If the  ,,     ,. h   .     :llt.,.���������  ���������f ,,-,  pan is cold it will be crisp all through.! E"Zh������h Amll-eiy at -ii  If you prefer it browned on the outside heat the pan and then put in the  bread.   It is convenient to 'know  this  in summer.  PROPHETS OF DISASTER.  Animals  Tell   of Imiieurilnx Eiirlliqnnkes  nn<! Thunderstorms.  Animals are exceedingly sensitive to  disturbances of earth and air, and  seejna to possess a "sixth sense" which  warns them of impending danger.  _ Just before the great earthquake on  the Riviora in, 1897 horses, dogs, mon-  W f he Home \  TESTED  RECIPES.  Poached  Eggs.���������Have  a   clean   stew  plan   with   boiling   hot  water,   add   to  it a little salt; break the eggs ono at  a  time into  a cup,  and   from  it   slip  them   into   boiling   water;    when   the  white is  set" and  firm,  which  it  will  be after about five minutes, take each  up with u skimmer, and lay them into'a dish over a pot of boiling water;  cover the dish, when all are done, put  a bit of  butter, and if liked sprinkle  pepper over  them  and serve;   in  this  way  thoy  may be  kept  hot  and  soft  for a long time. "  Scalloped Eggs.���������Boil six eggs twenty, minutes. Moke one pint  of   cream  sauce.   Moiston    one    cup    of     fine  cracker crumbs in one fourth of a cup  of cream. Chop fino. ono cupful of  cooked fish. Remove the yolks of the  eggs and chop the whites fine. Put  a. layer of tho crumbs into a buttered  baking dish, then a layer of the chopped, whites, with sauce, minced fiJn,  yolks rubbed through a fine strainer,  and so on until the material is-usod,  having the crumbs on. top. Bake until .brown.   -  French Omelet.���������Break eight eggs into a basin, season -with a small tea-  spoonful of salt and a little pepper,  and, if liked, inaoe or nutmeg; add  two tablespoonfuls of milk or cream,  two ounces of.butter broken in bits,  and 'a little parsley cut small, if liked, also a' finely chopped shalot or  white  onion  well  washed.  Broiled Salmon.���������Cut some .slices  about an inch thick and broil them  aver a gentle, bright fire of coals for  10 ox 12 minutes. When both sides aro  done take them on to a hot dish; butter each slice well with sweet butter;  strew over each a little salt and pepper   to taste,  and serve.  Rice Pudding.���������Beat two or more  eggs  light and stir them into a quart     -.,.,.        ,,     .     . .       ,,    ,.,  i���������.  .  .i ���������>,-, iu,. u^^i oi ���������u ,.a ������ ';;������ SH/Si^p; K������ SSttiSft1. ������ S  Kfc fM'^K SUTL-TS-SS S'tSS.'SSS  JJi* ?.uJl.i.^d*^^h?-d.^.t^J!!.0ir About eight  or nine years since   the  DON'T PUT  A  BIRD IN  THE WINDOW.  now this British flag would wave from  Cape Town to tha Zambesi. (Cheers.)  Tha forts at Pretoria were armed with  two Creusot guns, known as "Long  Tomm," each ot which weighed 14 tons,  in.La-.uiod jusl skurt oi 14 feet ia  lung^h, earned a i/l-lb. projectile, and,  ii ivou so.id, hud' a langu ot lea miles.  Owing lo ills nxounLavno it was, however luipous.Ule to lire ten miles in tha  TnauaVdal. He was informed by a  wJI-kiiown litoi, in reply to the question why Mr. Kruger, who hud ullod  . bj oi.ice of Preoiueiil fur about 15  y-jard, did nol give way to boine  >\.unger mian, Lhat if the President  w.^ie to die or to retire, .what ho had  bjou doing Vor the past 10 years would  jail lo Lhi ground, and what he had  b-iju d-eilug hud been to arm his forces  auu-pl.in lIuj pieaent campaign. ("Hear.,  huar," and. crias oi "No, no.").  MONEY b'OH SECRET SERVICE.  General Joubert had told hiin nut  eigh.een months ago that il was  ih-iji' intention when EngLand was in  troublj with, Pnance or uermany, or  soone u:her power, to strike for their  independence. The people of this country grumbled when Ihe sum o������ ������4O,OU0  a y^ar wa^> ap-uni in secret service, but  in ihe Transvaal ������120,000 a year was  devced, to secret purposes, and Dr.  L.-yds told the Executive at Pretoria  iliac that was not fi.ufiioi.eiit, and he  ai;ked that an additional grant of ������2i),-  GOJ should, be given. Eighteen months  ago fin Irishman named Gillinghain  travelled from South Atrioa to England, and ihero engaged a certain  ! number of men wiho had. served in the  l day, with  a grant of ������50 whan thuy arrived at  Pretoria, and a piece of land when the  war which wots to come on was' over.  '1'h.aae men, who wero accustomed to  using EngL.sh guns, had lo lire German and C'reiisol guns, which wero  sighted, by metres and not by yards,  and that was why they were linng so  " Never- put a bird in the window,"  said a bird fancier  tho other  day,  wildly at first.      But now they  wero  beginning  to  calculate  the  difierence  j be. ween yards and metres.   It was a  , .   .     .,       ,      ,    . I tact  that President Kruger and Gen-  rarely go into  tho street, in summer|euU    j^ubeic>  OI1  tho    a������vice o������    Dr>  or even on a mild day in winter that; Leyds, senL ail their money to be bank-  I do not see unfortunate canaries hung,e"d in Amsterdam*., and he believed that  Ln   the   windows.   Even   if   the   sun is1 one ������* Llw> reasons wihy so many Mau-  jser rifles were used in-the Transvaal  -comes and draw off tho milk. I like  to "wasih the butter thoroughly by  whirling the cjhjurn, changing water  until it runs clear. Work just  enough to mix the salt. The grain  then  remains and  the  butter  is  rich,  Stop   churning   when    the    butter | keys and even ducks were in a   panic  I or several days. At Nice many of the  homes were "timid and weak, unable  to draw their burdens, while a monkey and   somo    other household pets  a wineglass of'rioe, well washed; put  to it two tablespoonfuls of sugar, half  a nutmeg, grated, and a tablespoonful  of butter. Bake one hour in a quick  oven.  Indian Meal Pudding.���������Over a pint of  Indian corn meal pour a quart of boiling milk, stirring it all the time; add  a teuspoonful of salt; beat three or  four eggs, very light ; and when the  batter is nearly cold, stir them into  it; put the pudding into a oloth or  tin maid and boil two hours. Serve  with a sauce or with sirup.  few remember there- is always a draft  in an open window.  THE GUIS OF THE BOERS.  EXPERIENCE OF A FORMER TRANSVAAL   OFFICER.  Too    much I thklt Were *LSUally anxious to stay in-  eweet    and    toothsome.     .iwv.    mu���������u, ,  working  makes it  solid, and   tallowy j ?������������*'t c0,u.Id not  be induced  to  enter  and destroys the sweet buttery taste.  I never w.ork over butter that comes  solid in granules, I find customers  prefer it this way and every bit of  milk and water can be got out if  ohurned at . tho right temperature.  There are [people in every town who  are willing to (pay a good price for  gilt-edge butter, and cows can bo made  to- be a source of revenue, not to' be  desipised by the farmer's family, even  when only a few are kept.  TIMELY WORK WITH THE SPRAY  PUMP.  Early  spring  spraying is  necessary  to control most forms of fungous diseases  and  for  a few   insects  like   the  bud  moth,  leaf  folder   and  San Jose  scale.   The loss resulting from the attacks of such fungi as apple scab, bit-  tor  rol,  6ipot    disease  of  the cherry,  downy    and    powdery mildew  of  the  grape    and    a host  of  other  diseases  amounts  to millions of dollers every  year.   The  most iaommtun  funiglici'd'es  are bordeaux mixture, copper sulphato  and  the ammoniacsil solution  of cop*-  iper    carfcfcttiiiteu       Cf.'fc4>per    sulphatp  should  never  bo used  after  the buds  have    started;  but always  when  tho  trees are dormant.      Dissolve lib in  15 gals of  water  and spray for  tho  apple scab, cherry and plum rot, pear  leaf  spot    and  anthracnoso  of   berry  bushes.     For (|������aoh trees, dilute to 25  gals.  Tho'bordeaux mixture is coining to  be used more generally each year. It  is best made by dissolving 6 lbs of cop>-  sulphate' in G gals, of .water and  then diluting to 25 gals. In another  vessel slake slowly A lbs. of fresh stone  lime and dilute to 25 gals, pouring the  two mixtures  together  when  wanted  *.~ .........:.. -o���������.  _li .. l , _ _    _i  the house.  Even the cows were terrified and  there was an appreciable falling off  in their milk before lhe earthquake.  Some people, especially women,  seem to have this premonition of coming disaster. A lady residing in the  hotel at Amalfi. left tho day beforo  the landslide, declaring that sho  would not on any- account remain in  that section another night.  This sensitiveness to the earth's  tremors is unknown except among  people living in the earthquake zone.  People who have,, been in one earthquake are particularly alive to tho  slight earth shudders that precede  the real shock. Af tor' the disturb-  anceiu the Riviera the inhabitants  acquired a peculiar prescience which  warned them of the succeeding ones.  Earthquakes have a terrifying effect on all kinds of domestic animals.  During tlie earthquakes at Agrarn  oach ykosk wasi heralded by the crowing of cocks, barking of dogs and  howling of oats.  The animals of the West are alive  to the approach of the cyclone and  seem to fee), the electric tension before the , humiua beings notice it]  Domestic animals are more susceptible  than wild  ones.' ,  The terror which some dogs manifest during a thunderstorm is proof  of their sensitiveness to the electricity in the air, and they seen* .also to  be. frightened at the vibrations following thunder.  In the Alps (he Swiss cattle on the  up>per pastures come running in  terror' to (lie milking .ground just  before , a severe thunderstorm, and  even  the goats  and  sheep join  them.  THE CARNATION.  Carnations can be started from seeds  or small plants. If by seeds, buy a  packet of some reliable seedsman and  plant in light sandy soil in' March.  This can be done in a cool but sunny  room, in boxes, quite without the aid  of a cold frame. Transplant to the  garden in May, setting the plants ten  inohes apart. Pinoh off the first buds  and let the' plant gain strength before beginning to make bloom. Water  not too freely but sprinkle often;  keep from heavy winds and the bed  will bloom from early August to the  time of heavy frosts. A slight frost  will not trouble carnations at any  stage of their existence.. Tho same  plants will bloom a second summer if  they aro covered through the winter,  after which they are no good, the carnation being a biennial.  If wanted for winter blooming, keep  back the flowers by cutting off the  buds as fast-as they show themselves;  pot early in,the fall, keep in the shado  awhile, then give plenty of sun and  water. Provide an inoh of broken  pottery in the bottom of tho pots, to  ensure perfect, drainage. The. secret of successful cultivation of carnations is light watering and perfect  drainage    Tliey will not thrive where  Transvaal   Had   Itccn   Preparing for Cim-  nict wilh :lic Brlllsli���������I>r. L������j������T������ Stuffed  limber Willi Noiisoiihc.  The London Standard gives the following report of an interesting lecture  by  a  former Transvaal orLillery officer:���������  A lecture was delivered the other  evening at St. George's Hall, Lang-  hiauii Place, under the auspices of the  Bjer Government bought ten, and  Lwelve pounders in England, but they  refused to use them because thoy had  got better .weapons,1 and our naval  guns were the only ones which could  compete with those which the Traus-  vaal possessed.  CREUSOT GUNS.  In 1898 the Transvaal had received  from the Creusot factory fourteen  C-inch guns, carrying a U-lb. shot.  They had uLso the five Nordonfeldt  guns taken from Dr. Jameson, ten  German 5-inch, Krupp, guns, ten English seven-pounders, eight English  twelve-pouiuiers, twantj- 72mm. Krupp  guns, and. six German HO-pounders,  making a total of 73 pieces of cannon.  In addition to this, they had low1 of  this very best Maxim-Nordenfeldt 37-  mm, guns, 30 MJaxiins, of 303 and Martini pattern, and aboul 500 Mauser pistols. Tbe cavalry were armed with  Webley revolvers, and they had about  70,000 rifles of the Mauser and Martini  Secret Service of the Transvaal Republic." The leclure wias illustrated  by oxy-hydrogen lantern slides. There  waa a large attendance.  Captain Holcroft said he had been  accused many times of .being a Boer,  but the statement was unfounded, as  hiB was an Englishman, and he had resigned his commission in the Transvaal Artillery, and forfeited ������4,500  worth of property in Pretoria, rather  thian take up arms against his countrymen. (Cheers.) In 1894 ho was aware  that the Transvaal bought 23,000  Gueder rifles, and later ho found that  most of thisso rules were sent to the  disaffected Dutch in Cape Colony,  with 100 rounds of ammunition for  each. President Kruger had told him  that at an early period all the/ mines  drainage Tliey will not thrive where! a1- Johannesburg would be run by the  water is allowed to stand because all {state, and that the property of those  Sunday Leclure    Society,    by Captain  Holcroft, iato of the Transvaal States I pal tor nd, "and about 8,00 or y.OOOLee^  Artillery, on "Th������ Secret Arming and  Metfords, not reckoning whlat they had  plants take in and transpire water  through their leaves. Carnations  possess narrow,; rigid leaves, presenting a . small surface for evaporation  and a limited capacity in part of the  roots  for sucking  in   water.  The carnation likes a dry, well-  drained soil and a moist, cool atmosphere. The ground should be enriched now and then with liquid manure ;  the plants should be often sprayed to  keep them' from insects. Young  plants, already started, can be bought  of florists, all ready for transplanting, at from one to five dollars a dox-  en,  according  to  tho variety.  A PALPABLE  MISTAKE.  to spray. For ail grape troubles and  for all fungous diseases after the buds  have started this preparation is best,  Add Si-I lb paris green to 50 gals bordeaux mixture for eating insects and  ' pake the first spraying of these two,  Where the apple scab is bad, make  the first treatment with copper sulphate. Before the flowers open,  *pray with bordeaux" mixture and  paris green'and again, as soon as the  flowers drop. Give one or two more  applications at intervals of two or  three weeks.        i   ���������        .  Spraying for San Jose scale is still  in an experimental stage, but s'everal  years' experiments have shown that it  oan be controlled with a 20 per cent  mixture of, kerosene and-water. This  should always ba (put on during a sunshiny day 'to allows the kerosene to  ������vaj������orate quiokly, otherwise the plant  Mr. Snipkins���������Ah, Mrs. Highmind, I  have been wonderfully struck by the  strong resemblance you bear to your  husband.. .,..-���������.  ; Mrs.' Highmind���������Young man, you are  altogether wrong. I do not bear any  resemblance whatever to my husband.  My husband looks like me, that is  all I  last  A PERTINENT INQURIY.  . Nell���������Mr.   Shortleigh   proposed  night.  Bess���������And    did  you  "confess  everything?  Nell���������Well,   I admitted   that   I loved  .him. ������������������-.,.. ,  ���������   -,-  Bess���������Of course, but did you tell him  that  the report  about your  being an  heiress   was   false?  " . , ABOUT THE HOUSE.  Every child should be .itaught that  a match must never be thrown away  while burning, and never shaken to  extinguish; it must, bo held still in  the fingers and blown1 out. Many  valuable lives have been lost and property destroyed from the careless using of matches. An unlighted match  dropped on the floor may be as dan  gerous as a loaded  revolver.  It is the proper thing to have "a  plate rack or bric-a-brac sheif all  around, piled with a multiplicity of  plates, in any sort of room���������man's  den, girl's boudoir, matron's dining  room   or  bendict's  library.  A f oot-cleanar, or " mat," that can  be shaken and dried as often as needful,' is made by wrapping a board some  two feet long by a foot ,wid������ withi lib-  who  rebelled against the Government  would be  taken  possession of  by  the  state: He had, asked President Krugor  on one occasion why Lhey had adopted  in the Transvaal-th* Continental drill  and the English bugle calls. The President   laughed; and  said  it    would  be  found out. one day.    -The lloeis know  exactly every call which  was sounded  for  the British  troops,  and that  was  why they wanted in hiding uulil lhey  heard, the signal to retire given. There  would have been  no.war at  tho present Lime if it were not for Lhe mannor  in  wihich Dr. Ley (Is stuffed President  Kruger's hoa/d full of nonsense.  SOU ItY DAY���������POtt'FRKE STATE.    .  Two  years    ago'Presidents   Kruger  and Steya met to discuss the question  of a  closer   union   between   the    two  states,  which  was, no doubt, a grand  thing  for President Kruger,  but  was  a very sorry thing for the Free State.  He Lhen asked lhe question, What had  induced the    latter country to throw  in its lot will* the Transvaal,   and he  was informed that,  though    the  time  was'not-'then'.ripe,    the    time    would  come  when   the   Dutch   would    drive  the Reincks into  the oce.an. If President Sleyn htul taken no notice of Mr.  Kruger t hi.s country would never have  molested the Free Stale���������(hear,   hear)  ���������whioh  would form    a  sort of  nest-  egg in the centre of South Africa, but  capLured during    the progress of  tha  w������r. Altogether he thought the Transvaal  had over 100,000 rifles  of  different    makes,    about    seventy    million  rounds    of    small   ammunition,    and  about 5,000 tons of heavy war material.      This    was a correci   account  of  Lha number of guns in the Transvaal  armoury at the time he usked leave of  absence Last April, and he believed lhey  had. many more since then.    Many persons would., no doubt, wonder    when  these armaments and muni Lions of wai  had ooime from; buc he believed  (hat  nearly    nil of it    had passed through  Cape Colony,  and especially    through  East London and Port Elizabeth,   and  Mr. Schreiner laust hiave known about  this importation,    iwhicn, in    a great  many instances passed through as mining materials. (Hear, hear.) During the  course of tho lecture portraits of Mr.  Cecil    Rhodes  and  Mr.    Chamberlain  which  were, nm'ongst others, presented on Lho screen, were hissed by a portion    of  the    audience,     while  loudly  cheered,   by the    great majority,    and  Captain    (HoU:poft    said that  if those  who hnd hissed Mr. Rhodes had I ravelled, as. he had done, lhey  would 'recognize that  that gentle-man was one  of Lhe grandest of men   and   greatest  Empire-makers      that     ever .   lived���������  (Cheers.)���������while Mr. Chamberlain waa '  the right nva.n in the right place, and  ait the right time, a,������ he waa tho only  ni'a.n  I he  Dutch    were  afraid, of,    because   they   knew  (hat ho  meant exactly  what he said. (Renewed cheers.)'  THE WORLD'S LANGUAGE.  German authority estimates that ,  almost a third of humanity speak tho  Chinese language, that the Hindu  language is spoken by more than 10,-  f00,003, the Russian by'89,000,000, while  the German is spoken . by 57,0C0 0:0  tongues and 'the Spanish by 48,000,001).  NUMBER OF EXPLOSIVES KNOWN.  Thirty yen is n.go there were only  about 25 explosive compounds knowii.  Now  there  are  more  than   1,100.  A  TASTE  FOR  BATTLE.  Cousin Phoebe   do  you  keep  posted  on   the  progress   of  woman  suffrage I  ��������� Well,'I read  all   about the  rows th<  women   have.  .COVERS. MULTITUDE OF  FAULTS.  What, made you suppose that' old  Crossgra.in' has  dyspepsia?  Why, I like to take a rharilahle view  of everybody, and dyspepsia. '<��������� i lie best  excuse I could think of for his dis-  j position.


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