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 VOL 3 -NO. A\.  SANDON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 24, I90Q.  FIVE, CENTS.  H  POLiTIGALJUMBUGS.  John Houston Is Now Boosting the  . Great Referendum.  John Houston says the referendum  On the cigh-hour law is a good thing  but it should be confined to the.Koo-  tenays���������that is to positively secure the  the retention of the millstone around  the neck of the country.' Smith Curtiss  says it is a good thing, but he known  1 that amendments to the law could be  made that would vastly improve the  circumstances of the owner without  injuring the interests of the miner. If  that is so, why was not the law passed  in its proposed amended form in the  first place ? Martin says we must have  the referendum after the next elections, which'goes to show that he contemplates no present or immediate  action to relieve the present tension.  In any event the referendum, even if it  suggested a repeal of the law, could  not, from hii proposition, render any  assistance for the next twelve months.  It is all flummery, however, for the  purpose of humbugging the people on  the eve of an election���������Martin's old-  time favorite trick. What the situation calls for is immediate action of a  relieving   character.     Supposing   the  ��������� referendum should show that seven-  eights of the people disapproved of the  eight-hour law, as it stands, a year  ���������will be wasted 'before relief will be in  eight; or, again, supposing seven-eights  of the people endorsed the law, how  would that help the situation ? " Would  ���������it compel the miners to accept the  wages the owners say they can pay ?-or  would it leave miners and owners free  to come to a conclusion on hours of  labor and remuneration that both could  accept ? The idea is simply buncombe,  pure and simple.   The present trouble  . is not one that' can -in.any. respect be  modified or altered by any turn in popular sentiment, and Martin knows it  well; but the honest expression of his  ��������� knowledge   or conviction   would   not  ���������serve  the purpose of  humbug.    The  trouble in the Kootenay is simply one  of legislative restriction, which can be  relieved by an amending s'atute only.  The owners say, which is the absolute  -truth, that the profits of the paying  mines are insufficient to work all the  properties in  the country/that should  ��������� be worked for its future prosperity,  and that every irritating or restricting  act of the legislature only makes the  ��������� situation the more vexatious..-  That this is the case no one will deny,  and Martin proposes to. relieve 'the situation by securing' the sentiment of  the now interested-public a year hence.  Could anything be more absurd ? Labor  sympathises' with, labor,> and as it is  situated.'in this province today, with  its impulse fanned into a flame by the  political demagogue, who looks no farther than corralling votes, it would so  ��������� express itself at 'the polls. In voting  on the referendum the only-thought of  all other sections of labor would be the  help of the miners; aud, not understanding all the circumstances, their  conclusion would be that they would  best be helped by sustaining'the eight-  hour law. They might he as honest ns  the sun in their-intentions; but guided  by fake promises, they would come to  false conclusions, and. Martin would  consider that the true'solution of, the  trouble. If the' patient was stepping  into the grave, so long as the doctor  said he was cured, the public should  rest contented. The public know that  the law prevents the incoming of the  desired capital; and the owners say the  . mines cannot and will not be worked  extensively' while the- present law  stands as it does. With these facts established, the only cure is to remo ve the  cause of the depression by legislation,  and not through the expression of an  inflamed public sentiment under the  referendum.  It may be advisable to take the wish  of the people on certain matters of  public policy, where the interests or all  are to be affected alike by results; but  the matter in question is not one that  can be cured or relieved by popular  ���������wish. It can only be helped by cool  legislation. Martin knows this, Curtis  knows it, Houston knows, it���������all the  vote-hunters of the country know-it,  but humbug and cant to hoodwink the  electors till their votes are secured and  then force them to open their eyes to  the renlity, is what best serves their  purpose, and the game is to be played.  up to the year 1850, and you will find  we were a nation of poor men ; and  when 3'ou study the matter closelv you  will also find that what,, we have since  gained is directly attributable to and  has been gained by directly from our  mines, says the Clancy Miner. Look  at the debt's our nation has paid���������equal  almost to the amount of gold and silver extracted���������and think of the army  of men and the immense sums of  money invested today in mining. ��������� The  gold and silver possibilities of the west  are only now beginning to be developed. If one could only look forward  and ivrite of the mining industry as it  will flourish 100 years from now, what  a chaptprnf-JiiKtory could be made!  "But "there are men who, without  knowing the difference between a  hanging wall and a herring, decry the  mining industry and prophesy failure  for those who engage in it. Happily,  however, Montana has too many properties of' value for the croakers to detract materially Irom assured advancement. True, thev may in a measure  aid in keeping foreign capital aloof,  but only for the time being. Montana's  prospects were never brighter. Many,  valuable discoveries have been made  during the past season and more capital invested prior to this. In addition  men who have resided in the state a  decade or more, and invested their  capital and devoted their time to industries 01 other character, are beginning to realize the value of the minerals in our mountains and no longer  hesitate to assist in the development  of the mines.  "Great as are the mines of Montana,  it may be truthfully said that the mining-industry is as-yet but in the comparative infancy of its development.  From every section of the state where  mines are being worked comes news of  rich returns. A certain expenditure  of money is a necessity before a majority of the properties yield a return,  for dividend paying mines do not always show at the surface. - Pay from  the "grass roots" is the exception and  not the rule. Prejudice against mining is fast disappearing and it is being  properly regarded as the great industry  of Montana. With her wealth of gold,  silver, copper, l<\id and other metals,  her large areas of fertile farming lands,  her immense herds of horses, cattle  and sheep, and a prosperous and contented people, 'Montana is destined to  keep a������* 'he front. And. prominent  among'iTiie factors which .will assist her  in the maintenance of this enviable  place are the groat deposits of the precious metals within her borders."  [What is said of Montana might also  be said of British Columbia, if only our  representatives at Victoria would learn  the value of the natural, resources of  the province and legislate so as to  foster to their fullest extent those  latent resources) instead of crippling  them by .vote-catching, class measures.  This country is even more in infancy  than Montana is and its laws should,  therefore, be free from clauses that interfere,with the liberties of the subject  arid that tend toantagbnise capital arid  labor.'���������--'��������� The encouragement o* capital  aud investments, whereby the country  may be opened up on a large scale, will  do more foreyenthe miner, by giving  a wider field. of labor,. than a score of  pet laws.���������-Ed. Review.  PERSONAL   MENTION.'  P.J. Hickey has returned from a  visit to Spokane.  Mr. Lylp, a tailor, who worked for  Geo. Kay, has gone home to Chatham,  Out.  Mr. R. J. Broddy returned Tuesday  from his long visit at the* old home in  Brampton, Ont.  Mr. and Mrs. Gusty have returned  from their wedding trip and arc now  comfortably settled in their own home.  Miss Egan returned on Monday evening from her long stay in Philadelphia,  where she had been taking a course in  art.  Mrs. M. L Grimrnett and the Brob-  dignagion son ''eturncd from their  eastern visit on Sunday evening. Mr.  Grimrnett met them in Revelstoke.  More Coeur d'Alene Outrages.  Washington, March 19.���������News of  further trouble' in the Coeur d'Alene  mining district reached the war department today in the following telegram : "Vancouver Barracks, Washington, March 19.���������Adjutant-general,  Washington.���������The commanding officer  at Fort Sherman reports privates West,  Hayes and David F. Haydeii;"company  M, 24th infantry, were badly shot in  Coeur d'Alene city. The ; suspected  parties are under arrest. 'The recovery  of the men is doubtful.' All quiet there.  (Signed) McKane, acting assistant adjutant general in the absence of the  commander."   . v  Mining Accidents.  Future of the Mining Industry.  Butte Mining World: "Look at the  financial history of the United States  The.-City Band.  ;; We understand this deserving institution is .again in need of financial  support, not an increase over what  it has had from the public  in the past,- but a continuance  of the liberality,of the past. It is ad-  miMed that it has now no superior  anywhere in the interior of the province, which iB a mark of much distinction' to the city, and for the credit of  the place it should be retained in its  present condition of, superiority. To  do this public aid must be given. It  will be noticed by all the townspeople  that nearly every member of the band  is a working man depending on his  day's pay for his own support, and those  depending on him, so there is not a  member of it that can afford to keep  up the running expenses of such an institution iind pay tuition fees as well,  though they have invariably been paying the latter to the present. They  have in Mr. Tranery a most efficient  teacher, who is giving his time at a  vary moderate figure, which the public  also have appreciated in the past. The  summer season will soon be here, when  more frequent open air concerts may  be given, when also they will doubtless  have some engagements that will ease  the strain, but in the meantime it is to  be hoped that the support of the past six  months���������which, by the way, was by  the liberality of some of our citizens  and the surrounding mining companies���������will be continued and keep our  city band intact and in, not only its  present condition of efficiency, but aid  it in still further superiority.  "It appears to us that.the government  could do as much to protect tho miners  by looking into the character of the  explosives supplied to the mines of the  country, as they can by parading the  eight-hour law. Accidents' are becoming frequent by unfinished explosions  in blasts, that is; in ordinary English,  by only a portion of 'the explosives  going oil'in Marts, leaving a remainder  iu the holes to go off again under mining.operations. A ,man was killed at  the enterprise mine that way-last week  and several accidents have'been reported from the Rossland district in  the same way. We are not sufficiently  acquainted with the manufacture of  those, commodities to say just: what  should be done in the matter; but  there surely must be some way of ensuring perfect supplies to protect, life  and property from the recurrence of  audi accidents.  St. Patrick Feted,  London, March 18.���������(3:45 a. m.)���������  Amidst the festivities of St. Patrick's  Day London has been listening today  for word that Mafeking is relieved. It  is relieved. It is: remarkable that the  revival of this holiday;, which puts St.  Patrick hereafter oh equality with  Primrose day, has been the occasion of  the first real gala day since thedeclar-  atiori of war. There is much in the  situation in South Africa to justify rejoicing for the rapid pacification of the  Free State leads the people of Great  Britain to believe: they have a statesman as well as a strategist in-.the hero  of Boer war, "Bobs." With railway  communication open in the Cape and  the moral of his army at its highest,  England is now ready to trust the Commander-in-Chief to complete the remainder of his task in his own way,  confident of his success.    ���������  The Transvaal officials' are said to  have vacated Taugus and Vryberg but  the rebels are unwilling to enter the  Transvaal, being anxious to trek homeward. Lady Randolph Churchill, who  started home on the ship Maine yesterday, cables to the committee that she  regards it as a compliment to the  United States that the M^iine was the  first ship to leave since Ladysmith was  relieved. There were twelve officers  and 153 non-commissioned officers and  men aboard.  Chinese Exclusion.  There was a brief discussion in the  Senate recently on > the desirability of  excluding Chinese and Japanese from  Canada, the question being introduced  by Hon. Mr. Macdonald, of British  Columbia.  Hon. David Mills took; the ground  that Canada must have regard for her  place as a section of the Empire, and  could not warrantably set Imperial  treaty obligations at defiance. The  trade of Japan was of great value to  Canada, and outside of   the fact that  he Japanese might in some cases work  for lo?s than white men, it must be remembered that Japan was a valuable,  ally.   Chinese were different.  Sir Mackenzie Bowel! had, when in  office, put a tax on Chinese. He understood the tax was not paid by the  Chinaman himself, but that he came  under contract. So far the tax had not  proved it delerent. About 2.000 men  came annually into Canada via British  Columbia, but ho thought the Chinese  population here was about the same as  it was years ago. Chinamen who come  here soon forsake rice for wheat and  wheat for flour, and it was said that if  less restrictions on immigration existed a goodly trade in wheat and  wheat flour would arise. The C. P. R.  said a growing tr.ide was springing up.  The Chinese paid over ������250,000 to the  C. P. R. for passage annually on their  vessels, and if immigration were  stopped this would be lost. These matters would have to be considered in any  legislation, which, after all, might not  altogether be satisfactory.  Police Court.  MES AND ilNiMG.  , A man named O'Toole got into a  shooting scrape in "Coontown" on Sunday morning. There was .no one hurt,  but there were some frightened and  excited women around just then. It is  said there were some narrow escapes  as shots were fired bacKwards and forwards in the meelee. The "cullud  lady"," who was to be the principal witness, cleared out alter the first hearing  and, as a consequence, there was not a  strong prosecution. It wound up by  the Beak giving OToole his choice of  five minutes to get out of town or six  months in the coup at Nelson.' It was  not necessary to give him even five  minutes to move his effectB, for from  the ivay he made tracks one-half the  time would have served his purpose.  On Saturday last, a couple of assults  were made on some of the late arrival  foreigners   of .the   Payne    and   Lust  Chance   mines,   and so  far,   but one  arrest for the oifences has been made,  and   no   convictions.     It   appears   ft  couple of the men were assulted about  noon on' the   sidewalk   near'the post  oflice, and the,other acts  of  violence  werecoirimitted on the trail towards the  Last Chance, .outside  the city limits.  One James Grant, an  old-time miner,  was arrested for committing the offence  in the city.   The foreigners could not  understand   English, and none of the  other witnesses called knew  enough of  the case to assure the court he .really  struck at the men, and   of course the  case was dismissed;   The general public feel that these men should   be' protected, as  well as any other citizens,  but though the P. M is equally disposed to see  them  protected,   he cannot  make convictions   without   eyidence.  It appears   to  us_ that if the   general  public are as anxious,to   see tha  men  protected,   as they profess to be,   they  should'pay enough attention to infractions of the law   before   their eyes   to  give evideuce of value in the court.   If  we had a.provinciai policeman,here, as  we ought  to   have,. it   would be   his  special duty to give these matters his  attention.   There are a number of men  here, who know their past records will  prevent their being hired again, and  others again think 'it is their duty to  give men to whoisi they  have a dislike  a parting salute. ' As the P. M, said at  the trial, the wages these foieigners are  disposed to take, affords no ground for  their    molestation ���������that ' irrespective  to wage question,  they  are entitled to  every protection otl'orded to the citizens,  and the courts interested in seeing they  get it.  A gas engine was put in at the Payne  this week.  Eighty-four tons of ore were shipped  from the Queen Bess Feb. 14.  The Florida, near Whitewater, made  a shipment of 18 tons of good ore.  Several tons of the Sunshine ore has  been brought down for shipment.  The International, at Whitewater, is  installing a gasoline outfit for future  use.  The Arlington has 30 men at work.  It has a big showing of clean and concentrating ore.  A piece of solid ore from the Ivan-  hoe'is now located in front of the Bank  of B. C. It will be donated to any man  who takes it into the bank in his  pants' pocket and enters it on his deposit slip.   It weighs about 500 lbs.  ���������as*  Shat Tommy Atkins Thought.  I came where the Coldstreams were  hit the hardest, writes Charles Shaw in  the Toronto Telegram. There was a  cluster of 20 or 30 dead and wounded.  "Look 'ere, sir," said a Coldstream,  bending over a comrade, as I wag hurrying forward, for the shots were flying  a little hot. The man was hard hit in  two places on one leg. "Wot dye think  a' that ?" I didn't think anything, except to be sorry for the poor beggar,  who never said anything more than, "I  wonder, Townie.'wot the little girl will  think of me 'opping round on one leg."  "Think," answered the townsman,  "Think, Godsakes, man, it's a shillin' a-  day pension for life." And as the  blood, which couldn't be staunched,,  gushed forth anew, I wondered if the  women of England, yes, and Canada,  knew what war, which they deemea'so  glorious, really meant. Six feet of  manhood going back on one leg to the  little girl in far off England- who. was  his only thought while bullets whistled  over him and the pain of his wounds  wrenched his soul.       ���������   ' ��������� ���������  Tommy's Contempt for Bullets.  Gussts at the Reco.  D. W. Moore, Trail.  Chas. Mumford, Nashville, Tenn.  Thos. 0. Gray, Nelson.  W. II. Campbell, Montreal.  E. A. Hobbs, Chicago.  Arthur Crawley, Spokane.  T. A. Corley, Montreal.  Hi II. Jameson, Victoria.  D. J. Dickson, Winnipeg.  E. Evans, Vancouver.  If. M. Hanaford, Vancouver.  K. WoIIaston, Victoria;  Gill Finkle, Slocan City! j  Chas. Kellie, Spokane. . i  Wm. Wattson, Spokane.  J. F. Black, New Denver.  W. S. Drewry, New Denver..  W. II. Williamson, Toronto.  Edward Ferguson, Nelson.  N. W. Parkinson, Nelson.  R. H. Trueman, Victoria.  A. K. Hoerea, Nelson.  A. R. Barron, Nelson.  W. K. Davidson, Ainsworth.  John Love, Winnipeg.  S. P. Tuck, Nelson.  Thos. Gordon, Three Forks.  W. R. Will, New Denver.  T. .Mills, Spokane.  R. Masson Smith, Vancouver.  A. H.Blumenauer,-New Denver.  I hurried on to catch the Cold-  streams, who were nearing the crest of  the kopje; It is safer in a crowd, but  the hill top was cleared. An occassional shot was sent by a flying Boer  from a:kopje, a few hundred yards in  the rear, and I reclined quietly and unobtrusively behind a boulder. You see  I was tired and there was a nice friendly shade on that side of the rock.  Tommy didn't. His eyes were glistening and he was looking for pot shots at  flying Boers. '" I like Tommy. God  knows that I have reasons to, but his  contempt for bullets is something that  I cannot admire. It shows a lack of  intelligence. If there is anything I  have respect for it is a Mauser bullet  with a business move on. It shouldn't  be interfered with, but Tommy is au;li  an "absent-minded beggar." A chance  shot went through the helmet of the  fourth man from me and he had tho  effrontery, the cool, calm effrontery to  take it off, look at it for a few seconds  and cheerfully quote the London popular song, "Only a little bit off the  top."   '. ���������  Disgraceful Conduct.  One day lust week a couple of foreign miners were waylaid on the Reco  trail, owtside the city limits, and brutally pounded by four or l\\'Q union men,  among whom, it is said, were Grant  Cox and ono Turner, who have since  cleared out. It is thought they have  gone to Slocan City, where the authorities have been telegraphed to make  arrests. This is all because we have,  not a provincial police stationed here.  The great bulk of the miners are peaceably disposed, to their credit be it said;/  but a few who know they cannot be reengaged here are disposed to create  disturbance. Those having charge of  these matters should see that ruffianism is not tolerated in any.form. Any  sensible man knows that reforms are-  never made by brute force, and all  others should be taught to manage  their operations in some more commendable way. Tf a few Wholesome  examples were made, and on the instant, things would soon assume a different aspect. ���������  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.  m  L*vh -y.���������.  *J-.^������Ju-V.������-������t* ������W <3?.s= ������  -_rsat"J������. rr-j-*"^**-.���������  IUFIBIB  "Save yoa kindly, Keenan of Lismanay,  and  will  you  give  me  a   ride to  .Cork?"  "And me, Martin f"  "Strong" farmer as hie was, Martin  Xeenau was  none  too  ready     to give  iway even tho courtesy that coat him  ' lolbiiig.  "And who's to pay my trouble, then,  Hid lh������ mare's?" ho said. Ho drow up  his can' with a creak and a jerk, and  looked hard at tho two girls who had  ��������� topped him by tho waysido a mile and  i bil from Lisnianay. Would they pay  him, for tho lift? ho wondered. Strangers to him both thoy wore, but soft-  voiced.' aud vary fair to see, and Mar-  tin- Keoiian looked at them long.  The fashion of (heir clothes was different and even so waa the color of  their hair, but thomsolves wero as like  as two sisters. The fair girl's gown  .was a red color and rich stuff, and tho  hood on her shining hair was of quilted silk,'but the dark-haired girl went  barefoot in a gciwn of ragged green,  the red shawl cast over her head, faded and paiched.  But it was to her of tho bare feet  that Martin Keenan spoke first.  "Wanting a ride down the Cork  road, are you? and you knowing my  name, colleen dhul Bui up with ye  first, and answer after, for it's tired  ye look."  , "Tired indeed I am this hot day, and  footsore, too," said the dark girl,  throwing back her shawl from her  face that was as pale as a bramble  flower. "And I thank you kindly far  the lift; but it's empty-handed, too,  I am, and 1 cannot pay you for it."  "Gel up, empty-handed or full-handed," grumed the farmer, "and no more  words about it, colleen dhul" Then he  turned to the fair girl, speaking ungraciously. "Come up with you, then,  if you're after wanting) a. ride in earnest, and will pay for it, colleen dhas ;  for it's a beggar on the high road I'd  be, if 1 gave lwo free rides in 'a iday."  "O, I will pay for it, man, never  fear. I am like you, 'ior I also do nothing for nothing," she said, smiling.  "And like you, Martin Keenan, it's bitter and ugly and ill and  cross I am to them that help  me on the road. And like the wandering dust I am, and like the wind,  since far have I gone, and I've further yet-to go."  lie helped her into tho cart sulkily  enough, i hough even his    eyes  poorly, and lain hardly these many  uionlhs, and held together olose-  ly; and because her trouble is near at  hand he has written to you. Martin  Keenan, there are so many mouths you  have left unfed; feed these two who  axe flesh of your flesh and bone of  your bone."  "Let them starve, why not?" the  fair girl whispered in his ear. "Mary,  his mother, died of a starved heart���������  why wouldn't he die, too T His will  be but one mouth the fewer to keep  and feed I Aud you'll spend your old  age putting coin on coin, gold and  copper with) silver; and when you die  the house will get no tenant, but  your ghost will haunt empty Lismanay, and you'll watch your money  still, Martin Keenan."  "Lot Mary he���������you of the bitter  tongue I" Keenan said gruffly. "She's  dead ton years back, and to-day the  quarrel lies between me and her son."  "The quarrel will die to-day, my sister Sheila," the'dark girl said. Tho  fair girl broke iaLo scream of mocking laughter that put terror into Martin Keenan's  face.  "Will it, Kathleen?" she cried. "Will  it now? I think the quarrel will live,  Manin ; but I know Maurice Keenan  will die to-night.  could  not h������lp but inuke open confession of  her beamy.  "Sil. fast then, and draw close the  hood over the face of ye, for there's  a power of dust an the road to-day,  mil the wind���������bad cess to it I���������blowing it up like gossip into our faces.  And better would you have done to  wail for the oar, colleen  dhas."  "I like better still to rido to Cork  with you, friend," said she of tho fair  hair, composedly. "i wonder, now,  how many angry men have ridden hotfoot down this same road to meet their  sons and their sons' wives ? How  many before you, Martin Keenan ?"  "I never told it," Keenan said, his  florid face grown gray, "into the ear  of living soul that my crazy lad had  married that Madame Fine-airs of a  Gracey Boche ; nor yet that I and tho  mare were bound for Cork, to-day."  Then edging nervously away from  her, "And what are ye at all, at all,  that know what I've never spoken ?"  "Ah, what are we now, I wonder?"  said the fair girl, openly laughing.  "Bui," said the dark girl leaning  forward, and whispering, "I know a  thing, too, that you never let on to  anyone���������not even your own soul,  when you and it kept company, Martin Keenan. I know that your wife  Mary learned that you loved your  money, better than you loved her,  body or soul; I know; that she did not  slip, gathering dulse on the Bull Rocks  out yonder, but that it was her own  good will she went to drown in the  sea that drowned her father."  "Drive on, and trust our tongues to  keep pace with you," said tho fair  girl, sharply. "Drive on while you  bark to us. Drive on, and drive fast  now." Mechanically the farmer obeyed, shortened the reins, and drove on,  every nerve of him listening  'I know, Martin Keenan," said   the I leen."  dark girl,  whispering on,  "how  your '  eon,  learned    in a    black    and  bitter  school,  and  how  there  was   never    a  kindly welctme for him to his own father's home."  "1 knew," murmured the fair girl,  "the home hr took Gracey Roche to,  and the home he took her from. And  ������ know, too, what man's shadow keeps  the door of Gracey Keenan's small  heart to-day, and his name is not  Maurice; though' ho gave her only  shame and Maurice gave her. a ring."  "And I know," -said the dark girl,  signing and smiling, "that he knows  ah������ does not love him ; but nevertheless he loves her greatly all the same.  And I know that these nine wedded  months have been dearer to him than  the sixteen years that he spent in his  father's house."  "You have his letter carried this  minute in your breast, Martin Keenan," said the fair girl, leaning nearer, to him, "And he does not write to  you in sorrow. Let hunger break his  pride a little smaller!"  "Why. should he be broken who has  done no MI ?" said the dark girl. "For  he; did a> bit of God's work and lifted  up a woman from the mud���������one he.  fcnewi when she was a slip of a^ child,  and as clean of heart as the canna  fe clean of color. Now he and the woman   have loved    greatly, have  lived  The same fore-knowledge came suddenly to Maurice Keenan himself,  where he and his wife sat hungry and  cold in their sky parlor, looking down  on a by-street in the city of Cork. Ho  turned his face to> the wall, that Gracey might not see the heavy sorroiw  in his eyes ;and then he roused himself from his owin trouble of human  love and fear, to touch his wife's hand,  and to smile into the peevish face  that stooped over her fino stitching.  "Gracey, put up your sowing, my  colleen, and rest your pricked fingers,  and take to met a whiley. I'm too tired to sleep, and there's time enough  for that."  "How can I talk?" Gracey answered, wearily. "You'll not let me lay a  rough tongue to your father's name;  and it's I that have no more words  to say, Maurice."  "I'll go out the morn's morning,"  her husband said vesilessly, "and see  if Mr. Donnell has any work (hat I  can do. It's better I'll be tho good  to-morrawi if the sun shines, maybe."  "Never anny more," Grace answered hopelossly. "Dr. Maginn said- so  yesterday, agra, a-nd what will I do  my lone? You'd better left me to  Jimmy, after all."  "Don't t-alk so, my girleon ; it hurts,"  Maurice said in a sharpened voice.  "You were too good for him, Gracey,  and soon would he have grown tired;  and yen would have gone buugry to  the pity of the streets, mavourneen !"  "And are we not .starving here?"  Gracey ciied. <  "O, yoa, there's a roof above us, sure,  (here is I and a brave roof, tool O, I  wisht���������iny grief I I wisht you'd let me  drown myself (hat night, Maurice. It  wasn't kindly done to stop me���������no,  and it wasn't wise! For, wanting me,  lyou'd he in your awn home now."  "Gracey, d������������ar, these are better  days than the days at home," said  Maurice Keenan, slowly crossing the  room to the one small window, and  looking down on the loud street below. Many's the day at Lismanay I  went hungry, and the sharpest struggle now to me is the knowing, that  my girleen's hungry, too."  Shamed color came up into Gracey's  worn young face, and she laid her  head on her husband's arm, with a soib.  ��������� '������'}ya the hitter woman I am," she  said, "and you putting the food from  your own hungry mouth' into mine. It  wasn't my heart spoke so, but the  hunger ,doar."  "Ah, Gracey, oge maohreo, sure, and  there are two nungers; and tho worst  to bear of them is the heart-hunger,  my girleen. 1 know this of myself, for  I've known them both."  Gracey sighed impatiently; she was  not of the. stuff whereof saints and  martyrs are made, and she looked  down envionsly at tLe full-fed prosperous folk going and coming in the  street.  "^Vuo WRS lhi,t in <he street below  ���������that fine lady with her yellow hair  and in (be grand- silk hood? Sure, and  ye saw hor, Maurice, for she lookpd  up here at you? And" (jealously)'  what s she to you that you'd look so  strange at one another ?��������� Do ye know  her then J"  "No���������yes��������� The never a know do I  know Grncey." Her husband's hands  were on her shoulders now, resting  there heavily. " Help me, mavourneen.  will ye, now?"  " What is it, avick?"  _  "I'm  struck-with  death  I'm thinking���������and  I'd. rather  die  standing up  but you wouldn't  be  able, to do with  me afterwards.   Id's be too heavy for  j you.   Better help mo back to tho bed  'Gracey,   dear.     Thank  fa it the tongue of her hate talking  to me or a worse thing? Is what she  says truth or a lie ? Is it bare food  you've wonted for, and I eating mate  and stirabout and drinking mead at  Lismanay ?  " Yes, ��������� father," Maurice whispered,  keeping his face half-hidden from-sight  on his wife's heaving breast.  " God forgive mo for' it," his father  said hoarsely, " but there's time for  me to make it up yet to you���������and Gracey here���������and tho child that'B coming.  And ye'll have good doctoring Maurice  agra, and ye'll see your ohild yet,  place God I Gracey, toll him we want  him back'at Lismanay?  "O, his mother wants him most,"  Gracey sobbed, as Maurice's head'grew  heavier on hor bosom. O my grief I  my grief; and she has him now. O  Maurice, agra, and why shouldn't you  take me, too ? tho worlds so cuold a  place for us women."  " Hush, hush now 1 Gracey, my woman."  " Why would I hush ?" Gracey wailed, " and my heart breaking in two  with the weight that he's put off, my  man lying here I"  " For God's Iovo don't cry so," said  Martin Keenan. "Sure. I'll tnfco ,ui>  ,the weight myself, Gracey, and you  shall never carry any raoro sorrow.  Maurice, agra, do ye hear?" Maybe ho  did; for the smile on the (lend-face  was so satisfied and lender that it  made Gracey hush her useless fpars,  and put heir hand into Martin Keenan's  and  with  it  full forgiveness.  THE .CHANCES OF WAR.  you,   my    col-  He took his arm from Gracey's shoulders, and dropped down upon the bed  turning his face to the wall, lest the  drawn pain of it should frighten  her.  ' 'Maurice���������-"  "Yes, jmlse  of my   hearrt: ?"  " Tr it   dying  hnfd   ye are?"  He tried to smile at her. "Yes, ma-  chreo.'"  " Then I'll draw the pillow from under your head, agra,; stuffed with  straw it is, but there might (be a pig-  son's feather in it, annyhow;" She  drugged the thin pillow from under  her husband's head, and then sat down  on the edge of the poor bed, waiting,  with folded hands, till Maurice Keenan should have lost his last battle.  When it was nearly ended tho door  opened suddenly, a,nd Martin Keenan  oame in, with a wild, gray face. His  helavy, step roused Maurice from the  drowsiness of death, and he held peace  at arm's length from him for a minute's breathing-space, while he drew  Gnaoey down to him and held her fast.  At first the boy and girl clung silently together ; then Gracey took fire and  ss>oke.  > "You'd best go home,-Keenan. for  It's little we Want of you to-day,  though  we  whnted  food  last  night."  "Maurice," Martin Keenan faltered.  " Maurice boy, won't you speak, to me?  " What use was it for you yto strive  so hard with me for him, my sister ?"  the fair girl, said to the dark girl as  they stood among the blackberry  bushes, watching Martin -Keenan and  Gracey drive slowly home to Lismanay. " What use? For the yellow-haired boy, died, and the man's heart is  black  still.  Kathleen.'  '  " Black with sorrow Sheila, but not  black with sin."  " And he will oount up his gold  again ; I lay the doom upon him," answered' the fair girl, frowning heavily  in the shadowi of her hood.  " But I lay it upon him, sister, that  he shall spend it too,"  " I lay it upon tho child unborn to  be aa woman-souled as his father Maurice, and to die heart-hungry, even as  he died," cried tho fair girl, angrily.  " I lay tho same'fret upon him, colleen dhas," said the dark girl, with  smiling lips and eyes shining none  the less for tears, "but, as a blessing  sure, and not as a curse."  " But I lay it upon him' to live hungry as well as die hungry," said the  fair girl.  " I lay the same fret upon him," said  the dairk girl, smiling still; "for the  satisfied soul is a rotten kornel in a  fair husk; and therefore shall the  child suffer hunger and thirst and  shall not be sufficed by tho fruits of  Tir oa- n'Og and the mead of Flath-  Innis, but lie shall feed the hunger and  quench the thirst of other mouths  than  his."  " He shall not be the better for any  woman's love, Kathleen, however long  he   lives."  " Not the worse for any man's hate,  Sheila O'Gara."  "Nevertheless, here and there" a  man shall hate him, Kathleen. And  here and there a woman shall love  him, but - not the one woman that  shall be his star."  " You have the power to give him  all these sorrows," said the dark girl;  " but I have power to promise him  comfort in the love of the Gentlo People, out kindred. And I promise him,  too, that before he dies he shall see  the Gentle People, thrice; and ho shall  see you, Sheila, my sister, and love  you for your beauty's sake."  " But I shall not love him, Kathleen, said the fair girl, " because in  a dream once his father saw my face,  and he did not lovo me."  " Other men have seen you, loved  you,' and died for you, Sheila, my  sister." ���������  " But thi3 one man would not love  true." ,    ���������    ���������  " Lot time judge between you, Sheilal  Our doom lies on him, meanwhile, and  we two are agreed."  " Wo are agreed, Kathleen ; and the  firet  lies upon  him,  and upon us."  Then a little wind pushed and'nuzzled its, petulant way through the  blackberry bushes, and found neither dark woman, nor fair ; but far away  up the darkening, kill-slopes' and  thirought their .wet ferns quested a,  blaok  hound  and a white.  ������������ly About One In   S.vvry Tliimsund  Mis-  Mlm l'.jid-. a ������������������iimau T..rgrt.  It is certainly a crumb of comfort  to a man about to fight, for his country to know, that in battta not more  than one in every 1,000 projectiles of  all descriptions and weight takes effect, says tho London Mail.  Competent authorities state that on  (hie -average it tak-eis a t>on oX'shot to  kill one man. For instance, it has  been est.im.arod that in tho Crimean  war the British and French Iruops  iired. bcwoiin thorn tho enormous  amount of 45,000,000 projectiles, resulting in tho death ot������ only 51,1X0 Russians, will.) on their siJLo, thj Czar's  a'dherents killed soine 4fi,0C0 of tho allies, with an expenditure of over C0,-  COJ.OOO xH'ojectiivjs, this representing a  deaih for every 1,087 shots tired.  The Airnoiioa.n Civil War re I urns,  which wore got out with very givat  caro, showed that tho Ijss to both the  Federal., and Confaoreaies=Y/as -about-  7 per cent, of the ioxoas engaged,, to  bring about which invol /ed tha expenditure, oil neoily twenty-two hundred  weight of atuniumtion per man.  Ac tho tiege of Hxjzieies, in the  Pranco-Gorman war, tha Pros&iuns  threw no lewer than 1^7,0-0'pruj^ciiljj  into the ill-iateJ. town, but, t-trunge to  is-aj,  LESS THAN 100 PERSONS  were killed by llnom. Then at Trou-  viliij, twj pe-r^ous only Wsjr-j k-lied alter some 27,000 odd shelJs had been  di^chargied. At Sedan, h^wev^r, the  aim oa: both the Gorman and the  French, fahowea a marked improvement, for axter 2iO,00J projectile hiad  been fired nearly ti.Oi.0 French, and  Prussians wore k.llod.  For this Spajii .k-American wur the  returns ehuwad a. iremjond'uus amount  of ������ihot and. shell lirod, for very  ni'aagre resuKs. Of course, in' this  oo^e, aKhijugh. the mortality waa not  great, the-damage to earthwork, fortifications, and government buddings  generally was enormous, and thvio  can ba tulle doubt Lhi.it if tho Spaniards havi not niaae thwmiel.rss scarce  Lhij death roll would have been appalling.  Again, when th������ American marines  fanaed at toantiag-o, during a lUiilada  upon tho enemy, lasting lwo n.ghts,  uini machine gum axidi r.iled akina accounted lor una consumption o.. over  25.OJ0 roundd o������ ammuniuon. Sixly-  ������iglu dead Spaniards Wiore found as a  result o������ this enormous expenditure oi  ainmun.ii.ion.  Our own experience in our "little  ward," haa bt������on very little, if any,  better than this results ju-st recorded.  Take, for instance, uu-j '-'Ihurtered.  Company's expedition into J������fatabe!������-  land. -Everyone will re-membor how  the warriors of L-jbengula were  mowed do.vn by ,h^ M^iiai guiw.  LIKE SKITTLES,  BBW IILIT1ET SCHEIE.  ADDITION   OF  30,000   MEN TO THE  REGJLAit AfiMY.  GO.COI) to I lie Auxiliaries���������The Central Idea <  1>  I he   K.mblKliuK-iit  oi'  Three   Arui/  <'������ri������-. o _  The following is the Imperial Government's military programme outlined by r Mr. Wyndhain in tho House of  Commons, as summarized by the London Daily Telegvapdi:���������  tfOItCliS AT HOMU AT PRESENT MOMENT.  Regrulara.   ,    .'       , 08,000  Reservists 12,MW  Ycoimanry 7,(XJ0  Miliiia.     .     .     .     .     1   ,.     77.0J0  Volunteers.      .      '.      .      .   215,W>0  iOy,000  TO    BE  12 Battalions  17   liLttill.OUS.  c6 Batteries.  7 Baiter.os  4 Regiments.  FOR SAVING LIFE AT SEA.  A  .\cw Knsllth Invention Thai Is Consider-  eil Very G������������il.       :  Inventions for the saving of life at  sea are almost as numerous* as tho  wrecks that prove them useless. Probably many have not as much forethought ami simplicity to recommend  the-m ojs thai which haa been pa ton ted  mi England under the title of the Vic-  to nam life-saving apparatus. It is a  collapsable canvas-colored cylinder,  seven feet long, expanded by 'means  of screws working on the bamboo rods  at the side. ���������  Ac either end is an air-tight metal  conu'tii'tmeait to keep it 'afloat, and  the center is a water-tight compartment of India: ruhber. It is .obvious  that there us no danger of swamping���������.  a.n important consideration in case of  a..storm iwul roug'h water. The castaways may mount astride of the con-'  uivunce or bang onto the handles on  the rods at the side till amors 'convenient occasion, the apparatus sup-  portiaig ten men. Nor are they left  to drift helplessly. Paddles arc fast-  eined' to the cylinder, to be detached.  for to.se; and there is even a flag and  flagstaff for''-attracting tho attention of possible, resruers. Concentrated foods of nil-kinds, fresh water and  spirh.-. in'".'l: .s; nred. away in safety  in Hi;'. - .jhl'. compartments inserted i.i  me metal ends.  but even in this instance, which, per-  ha'ps, is ihd most efioctive on record,  ais uhb irupi advanced on the British  lines in sciLrl masses, it would have  puzzl-ad a blind man to have missed  fah^oting sonkj of i Irani. Tho mortality wais very small considering the  vast number at' cartridges expended,  but tbius is accc-unt-ed lor by tho met  J hat on oxKimination some or tho dead  bodies oomaJinod moro than ikty bul-  l&ls in each. On another occsaion an  attack on a laager tom-o twenty miles  south, of Bulciiwayo 14,030 rounds of  aiminunition were disposed of, with a-  ,renul.. oC 3-fli dead Malubele.  Military authorities now reg-adr  rapidity of lire ais being-mure esson-  tiaJ. than rang>e and precision, and  content thamfiel'Vies with giving general ordero to aim) low, and this, perhaps, accounts for tha fact that most  -wounds are infl/lcled on the enemy's  lower extremities, statistics showing  that on an average 45 per cent, or  wounds occur in tho lege, 33 piic cent,  in the albdomon, 21 per cent, in the  airmis a-nd chost, and only iper:oeht.-  in tho. head. . ". ���������  Ili will 'bo interesting; to learn how  many Boer bullets it lakes to kill a  British soldier, amd vice versa, if only  for the sake of really ascertaining  whether the Transvaal burghers'  abilities as crack shots have not been  considerably  overrated.  Total.   ���������   NEW; KEOULAlt.'   FORCES  /RAISED.  Line.    .    . " .    .  Line,  reserve  enaerg y,  .i'lieid Artillery.     ,  Horse. Artillery.  Cavalry '.  ROYAL  ARTILLERY,  ARMY.'    SERVICE CORPSj AND ENGINEERS.  S'uJftcient to be raised for Lwo more  army   corpa.  MILITIA.  Pay to be put on a par with that of  the'legularo.  Tue wuuli! force to b.j. embodied for  liuee or iour months,, unstead of one.  LuoreuijeU, j.au>liUes for target practice.  Greater transport accommodation.  ��������� '   "'     YEOMANRY.  Each regiment to bo invited. to go  uiiuer   canvao  lor  a month.  Pay- correspondingly  iinreaised.  Each regiment to bo invited to give  a troop apiece to lorin a bngado of  mounted mlamry for this your.  VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY.  . To hi provided Wuh new guus, and  to bt> encouraged to tram up to throe  months   annually.  VOLUNTEERS.  To he armed with the moat modern  weapons. '  Aiiy, volunteer battalion may enlust  upj to 1,0W.  Where in excess of or approximately  1,000 a..second battalion may be lorm-  od. .    '  Increased capitation grant.  The whole force to bj encouraged to  train unuer canvas lor a inon'tia annually.  More ranges to be made available.  Hired irujuspon to be paid for by  GoveiTieneint.  A mouuted infantry detachment ot  each battalion to be encouraged,,where  it will not interfere with yeomanry recruiting.  OFFICERS.  Ccmm/iissions in  the army.to be) offered to militia officers, the colonies,"'  the   universities,  -and     some,   Public  schools.  Offioera to be taken from the reserve.  MEN.  A larger proportion to ba takon on  three years   engagements.  NET  RESULT LM FIGURES.  Additions    to    regular    army.   80,000  Additions   to Auxiliary   Forces.   50,030  Total < .  '80,000  DOLL KINDERGARTEN.  Over in Germany there are 5,000 chil-  deirn in one district alone who are employed to dlress dolls and help in the  manufacture -of various kinds of toys.  All the children who do this work are  under 12 years of age. They are taught  the airt of dressing a doll at tho tender ago of 1. At tho same time, according to the-compulsory: education  law, thoy are obliged to go to kindergarten for at least one year, and that  term is devoted to such things ,as, the  mlaJdng.. of dolls and dressing them,  doing everything in fa/ci, excepting  molding the heads, which is done by  men expert at it. After that the Ger-  miain children have three or four years  of study, when they a<re allowed to go  into the doll and toy factories to add  to the family's income to the extent  of a few cents a day. P  The children who go to the kindergarten have lots of fun making clothes  for the dollies, and so fond do they  giet of some of the little wjaxen-faced  areiatuxes that they are often sore at  h������a.rt when thematron comes.around  and collects them all,: to he sent abroad  irurny to America, where morefortun-  a-to little giTls may buy thorn and keep  tbem for thoir own.  TO SEAT ONE'S SELF AT TABLE.  With good table manners one may  pass, unchallenged in the best society. Delicacy, inborn refinement or  frank vulgarity is inadvertently displayed while eating, and nothing so  marks one as his manners at table. '  There are a groat many rules on  this subject whioh one can follow with'  propriety. You might boil them all  down to this: "Bo dainty and unostentatious." ..  Before she learns* now, to oat properly or place her napkin or manage  an Ice, the wise'woman makes it., ��������� a  point to see that she knows how; to  seat herself at tho table. -This may  seem a simple task, yet many have  found, to their discomfort, that it is  difficult. ':.'��������� - ''���������'.'���������-.-'.'  To..take'a seat at table when there  is no servants standing ready to assist, demands -practice and experience*  Many a dobutnnto at her first'dinner has been confronted with this problem without having prepared for  it.'  Never grasp both sides of the chair  back at once, and standing in front of  the chair, in a half-sitting posture,  "hitch" the chair into place. This ia  decidedly awkward and vulgar. Gd  about it deliberately. Gather your  dress evenly to one side, out of the  way otf the chair legs, and grasping  the top of the chair with One hand, .  gently slide it into place. After a  little practice this can be done gracefully and with,ease- ������������������ ������������������ ,  ' In rising from the table slip out of  your chair rather than push it back,  tf it is pushed back the effect is awkward, and the disagreeable [grating  sound produced by the chair legs being rubbed against the floor will draw  attention  'to you.   ;     .  v  RIFLES DEADLIER THAN CANNON.  It is genenally supposed that more  mien'are killed by artillery than infantry fire. This is a totally erroneous  notion, as from m-odical reports, it  would aippear that the rifle ia responsible for maaa'ly HO per cent, of tho  British kilted. In the Franco-German  war It Is estimated that 6,!:G9 Germans  were killed by rifl������, bullets, and oaly  095 by artillery fir*.  ���������^saimi^^av^w^^^^m^mm^m^^S^^^iis^^SM  inmjMjnjim.iwwuuMiLWnljjH^p������ ', CHAPTER VII. i  Vivien Neslio had been much esteem-  bd and loved by hor neighbors. Trao  the girls as young as herself i found  Cauil with her; they saidi tbau, she) was  too grave, loo earnest���������that she did  not. care for girlish chatter, that bho  had no girlish confidences to impart  to them, and thai, when they .related ,  their own roma.niic experiences, she |  listened with a far-off, dreamy look in  her beautiful eyes���������she was so* terribly in earnest. ,The elder people admired her intense lovo for aud ulevo-  tion to her lather; they all, you-ngi and  old, united in paying hor homage, as  .the heiress of Laucewood. Tho young  girls never felt that .she was. a rival.  The dark-eyed, beautiful heiress was  looked upon by them as a queen; They  were noi afraid to praise her wonder-  tut loveliness; they did not dislike'to  heaa- brothers, cousins, and lovers all  adtnire her���������there waa no danger in  Buch admiration. She was no coquette; she never tried to win their  admirers from them. They felt that  she cared only for her father. ��������� ��������� They  were not quile at eaiso with;-her���������she  waa too imperial for that. No girl ever  consulted her about a rihbon or. a  flower. One felt instinctively that  she cared nothing for such things. No  laughing girl ever clapped her arms  round lier and challenged her to run  unomgst the rosea, to chase butterflies  or frolic amidst libei day���������she was always a queen. She had been queen  of the country, the bollo of every feto,  since her. sixteenth year. There had  ' been come grand balls at tho Abbey���������  some magnificent entertainments. If  there was any fault to find, with them,  It was that they we're a trifle too superb and formal. More than once-Vivien Noslie had said, "It bphoves one  to ba, careful id these days, when' the  barriers of caste are fast disappearing.'" '   "  She had occupied this social throne  tor two long year's; and now suddenly  Bhe was deposed. She had been- so' engrossed) by her sorrow at her fathers  marriage, that she had; forgotten, how  it would affect others. Sir Arthur and  b.is> wife had beea a-t> homei some few  days before tho intelligence was made  k-aown. The news of his marriage  caused some stir.  "Sir Arthur Neslio married again I  What will Vivien say? Whom'has he  marriedf"        L  Tho matrons hoped it was! "some  Bensible woman at his own age;" the  mwi secretly thought sense would not  attract him, and then they aUtha&ten-  eoV to see. Wonder of wonders! The  ���������new. Lady Neslie was) a girl���������a beautiful, bright, laughing girl���������French-  speaking- English with a pretty, piquant accent thafchailned; her hearers,  graceful, animated���������a perfect treasure. Most of the gentlemen were delighted with her at oince; they declared that there was mof one .like her.  The ladies admired her with a little  prudent reserve. It waa not altogether pleasant to have this! bright,  gay youag stranger brought suddenly  fcato their midst. Thoy spoke of her as  "very pretty, but not line fan |Englishl  woman, you know." Still they were  Jp-leased. S.> youmg and so gay, evidently: fond of pleasure, there would  he -new life in Lancewood; there would  4>o bulls, picnics, parties, everything  delightful. Then they "paused to remember  Vivien.  . What, did Vivien think? That was  a question no one could answer. What  did she saylf NoUhing. [While all  , the country families called on) Lady  Neslie, while she waa overwhelmed  with complimftnts, and invitations,  sund welcomes, Miss Neslio stood quietly by. In vain they tried to' win lroni  her some  expression of her feelings.  She told herself proudly that she did  not wear her heart on her .sleeve.  "You must have be������m astonished,  deal- Miss Neslie," said old Lady Smeaton. "We, none of us, ever thought  Bir Arthur would marry again."  She hod blamed him heraelf���������sho had  reproached him���������sho deplored his mar-  riuge, but family pride was strong  withim her. No one else should' dare  to utter a word against him.  "Astonished?"    she    repeated.      :"I  ' think it is foolish'ever, to> be? astonish-  ad m this wondeiul world.' , My father  tsj still a young roam, Ladyl Smeaton."  "Yes���������'but; after bringing you up as  bos heiress, -it seams soi strainge he  should/ maxry again."  ".'lam' his heiress still,"said Vivien;  vnd' Lady Smeaton moved" awayf'with  'a) smile,  ��������� .'��������� "That poor child does not realize her  position," she remarked,, afterward,  when repeating tho conversation. "She  does uoc yet realize what a difference  the coming of that young- wife will  make to her."  But Vivien, wae beginning to feel it  more and more keenly. She had always been tho ruling' power, tho ono  whose wishes were ever consulted. It  was c new and terrible experience for  her to be set so completely aside. Every  day, nay, every hour, broughti its  distinct suffering.       !  On the morning after Lady, Neslie 6  arrival, tho housekeeper went as usual  to Vivien for orders, and; Vivien, was  giving them; when the )the young wife  entered "the room. She listened for a  few minutes, .with a smile, and! then  turning to Miss Neslie, said���������  "How. kind of you to relieve) me of  one of my duties i: But I have no de-  cire to eyade thorn. I will give the  orders every, morning, Mra. Spenser' I  think I understand Sir Arthur's tastes  now."  Tho housekeeper looked with pity on  the deposed sovereign. Vivien's dignity sustained her. Lady Neslie was  evidently determined to use her full  authority; before a servant it should  not be disputed.  '���������'. "You are quite right, ,Lady Neslio,-'  she said, calmly. "Mrs. Spenser will  come to you for the future.      -.-'..  A cternMng snaiJe overspread the fair  young face. When the housekeeper had  Uft the room,' Sir Arthur's wue turned to his daughter with a laugh-  "Iluw sensible you are, Vivien! Do  you know, from your manner last evening, I felt quite oaraid that I should  have 10 dispute my rights inch by inch,  a.s it were, with you. 1 am <:uite' i'o-  Lipved."  "f should never dispute with you,  Lady Ne-.Le," was the calm reply. "I  hupe never to nay ono word lo you in-  oourtiflicnt fivuih good taste or good  breeding-."  "I wwul.l raiter quarrel and rnnKe  friend* again lifty times every day  than live on such ceremonious terms  with any one," cried Lady Nc<sLie. But  Vivian nitaide no answer.  Hours aiflerward, when the old  housekeeper, who had known her since  t.he was a child, came to say how sorry  tto was, Miss Nesl.a abruptly told her  it Wins quite Tight���������Lady Neslie was  mistress  new���������not  herself.  It wias haul, gradually, surely, slowly to see herself deposed. It wns-his  wiife now, whom Sir Arthur consuhed  on every' occasion ; it was to her he  turned' in any little difiiculty, while  Vivien sat by unnoticed. Lady Neslie  ordered the oarri-nige when she wanted it; f/ho arranged the hours for vis-  iilng, I he days for dinner-parties,  what friends were to he invited. It  wais evident that she did not intend to  lorego one iota, of her privileges. She  said to Vivien once���������  "I do not consult you, because I wish  to rely upon my-.elf, and it is, as well  to do so lroni' the beginning. You will  marry soma.day, and leave iho Abbey;  (hon I should have to learn afresh, if  I began naw to depend on you.".  "1 shall never leave I he Abbey," said  Vivien, hastily; "it will always be my  home." '  She would not htaiwe spoken so had  she slopped to think ; but hor surprise  had beon too groat. She leave the  Abbey, whose liine waa bound up in it I  Lady Neslte laughed; and this time  there was something of a sneer in hor  laugh.  "Then, if you marry," she said, "do  you intend to bring your husband  home hero!"  Vivien  looked at  her steadily.  "1 t-huoik yciu forget yourseh, Lady  Neslio," she replied; "that is'a'mutter concerning my father and myself  aJwoei."  "My giwe, serious Vivien, if it concerns Sir Arthur, it must concern me;  you cannot separate our interests."  "Nor will I discuss t'hean," said Vivien, oalinly, as she quitted the room.  Sho walked to her favorite retreat���������  where the .aun-dial stood, and there,  four lro<rm human oyes and ears, hen In-  fiar fro mfkuinan eyes and ears, her indignant sorrow, found vent. That she  should leave the Abbey���������hor home���������had  never entered her rmind. - If any ono  had said to her that her soul was to  Iea<ve her body, yet that she was to  live on, it would have seemed easier  to her. Loa-ve the Abbey���������she who  had been born within the shelter of ils  wkiIU, who had looked upon it as her  home and her heritage, who had been  prouder of its glories thlain the master  to whom it belonged! The bare idea  of it moved her to shlairpest anger, to  bitterest scorn.  Tha'c interloper, that insolent girl,  to spaak -with a laugh on hor face at  what would be to her the direst of all  ctt'lainitios 1 The Abboy was more to  hsr than borseL���������it was her outward  life; aiwajr irom it there oould be no  life for her.  Than sho laiughed- to herself a contemptuous Laugh. What a waste of  emo.ion 1 Tha time would never come  whim she wuuld prefer the love of a  mian to the lovo of home. That) was  ,tha first shot that tho enemy had fired, and it wemuded hor sorely.  Lady Nosiiie soon began to find that  sho had an enemy in ibis proud, imperial girl, whose face never sottened  tor hor. If it wiaus to be warfare, she  said to herself, it should at least be  open on hor part.  Nat many days after that a largo  party of gtu>sta were assembled in the  grounds of the Abbey; some fwere  morning callers, others visitors staying in the house,. Lady Neslie, all lite,  giayety, and animation, wild with high  spirits, was tho ringleader of all. the  mdrllhi doid merriment. Of ;<ull . the  Large gardens and pleasure-grounds,  Vivien hud selected, as her own ." tho  pretty retrefctt where the sun-dial stood  and tho golden gladioli grew; it was  her own. Visitors might go whore  thoy would; friends might wander  .where (they liked���������that one corner  was sacred to her. The gay, laughing group wore discoursing about sun  diiial-s, and Lady Neslie said there was u  picturesque old one in the rose garden.  "Lai; us go and see it," she. said.  Vivien, who was present, looked up;_  but before she had time to speak. Miss"  Smeaton, one of the visitors, remarked���������-   ���������  "We must not go there; that is Miss  NesliLe's garden."  "Miladi" looked up, with a light,  short laugh.  "My dear Miss Snaealon���������pardon mo  ���������what nonsense I That may have  been'the oaae Ln the dull old days. We  havo a brighter rule here now, and  every one may go wfhere they will."  Shis led the way, laughingly, and  most of the visitors'followed her. So  it wlas not in one, hut in a thousand instances that Lady Neslie contrived to  have hex own way at the expense of  Vivien's feeliings.  If one thing annoyed: Vivien more  than another, it was to see her dignified fathe" take, a share in theJ revels  of which his wife was the queen and  leader. He, wiho all his life had been  .so graive, so Indifferent, who had never  seemed to hasten his footsteps���������it was  a. sore trial of her patience to see how  the merry, laughing girl ho had married could intake Mm fall in with her ev  ery whim, could make him join in her  poisliines and sports.  At such tiinea the baronet seemed ill_  at eaiso in his daughter's presence. Ho  Liked.to see his lovely young wife gay  and . happy; ho liked to hear  the riug oi hor laughter, tho sound of  her voice; he liked to follow her wild,  litiul luader.shi.p, us she led him with  undigniiiijd hatSLO trom one pastime to  anoLiier. At- such times he did not  care to meet the grave, wiondering liiuk  ot his daughter. His present Ji.o  wais so.diueienl from the stately life  ho had led, he did not care that &ho  chc-uld see bun unbend and make hiin-  itli the companion oi a laughuig,  bright-iacod gul. So it came about  ihat gradually, but surely, Vivien  Vivien found herself do nop, and  c-arno lo tho conclusion that Sir Arthur  and his wile wore huppier without hor.  CHAPTER VIII.  B&foro the end of the month of  July iho Abbey was filled with visitors. Lady N-ssl.e soomed to havo but  ono thjugnt���������h^w sho couli manage to  extract ihe- greatest amount oi enjoyment lroni hor ILe. As for quiet  doiuidsiic lel.oity, or anything of that  kind, bhi- never dreamt of it. Li-e,  with hesr, m-eant a round of excitement;  no sooner was one iesLivdty over than  fahe began to plan for another. There  was nu rest, no cessation, and Sir Ar-  ihur was too much in lovo to .resist  bar. Day by day Vivien's distrust  grow greater. With her keen perception and quick wu-manly tact, t'ho saw  runny thiugis that quae escaped Sir  Arthur's attention. Sho saw a deficiency of knowledge and of prudence, a  want of thorough good breeding, which  convinced her more and more i.hat her  faihur, had in soin������ way or other been  dweived.  Ojo 'niiorning sjue" was greatly annoyed. The visitors had been through  tho picture galleries, and, rns tha day  wais too warm for driving or walking,  they lingered there, divided into  groups; admiring and discussing the  difJerenf pictures, Lady Neslie laughing, and as usual the centre of a group  of admirers. ' Vivien was close to  her. Colonel Hetley, Lord Liston, and  Eeveral olhers were near. She did'not  bear the ocmmencem'tsnt of tho conversation ; wihen her attention was drawn  to it, it wiafl by the us������|" of her, name.  Colonel Heiley wfas saying to Lady  Neslie���������  "No two ladies could present a greater contrast than yourself and Miss  Neslie. You might pass for the graceful goddess of beauty ; Miss Neslio is  lika Juno."  Lady Noslie interrupted him, speaking quickly in her pretty broken English���������  " Junu���������who is Juno ?",? she asked. "I  have never heard of her."  There ivns a blank look of surprise  on one or two faces, and wonder on  nil.     .  "Has your ladyship never hoard of  Juno ?" asked Lord Liston.  "I do not rermambor the name," she  said; and Vivien, too much annoyed  ndn mortified tor her father's saku to  stop to heiaa- more,"walked away.  She wa������3 bitterly annoyed that  Lady Neslie ehviuld evince such ignorance. Her lovo for hor lather  weus so great Uhat she could not en-  uure that any ridiculo should be cast  ou him. If he had inado a mistake in  his. marriage, she could noti endure  that nay one fell ou Id find it 'out. Sho  determined to speak about it to Lady  Neslie for her father's sake, and during  tho half hour before dinner sho for  the lirst time deliberately sought a  tete-a-tete with her father'a wife.  "I want to tell you, Lady Ne������lie,  what want' of knowlega you betraysd  this morning; Is it really a fact that  you, neve.r heard tho name 'Juno' b������-  fore?"  Lady  Neslie  looked   irp  laughingly.  "My dear step-daughter, it is really a tact that I do rnot know who'Juno  is. Are you horrified at my ignor-  a'neef"  "I am surprised at it," was the calm  reply; "and, for your own sake, "1 advise you not to show more ;of it than  is really needful. Every one who  heard you, this morning wj������ antonish-  ed. I saw people look at each other  in; wonder.''1  "Miladi" blushed slightly aud then  smiled.  "I was never a very careful student,"  she said; "history was one, ot my  abominations. Juno was some fearful  queen who ordered-a massacre or burned a city, I suppose?"  "1 will give: you a book that will  tell you all, about her," arswered; ViV-  iMK "Now, for your own sake, 1 beg  of you, if, as I begin to surmise, your  education) has been neglected, not to  ask questions before visitors. If you  wish to know anything wait until  you have "an opportunity of asking  in������."  "Why?"   said   Lady   Nellie,   shortly.  "Because for my father's sake, I  camuot eudurc dim you should expose youselt to-ridii'.ule."  "No> ono will ridicule me," oaid her  ladyship, ��������� quickly. .-''.'  "Then- they will, ridiculo my father  for liiivwg married an uneducated girl  ���������aud that would bo unendurable to  me. I havebie'n acourtomo I to see him  held in high esteem���������hot laughod a.t  for folly.'"  Lady Neslie was not well pleased;  she begun, to feel somewhait afraid of  tlie' beautlf'd Imperial girl who would  shield her father in shielding ��������� her.  When Vivien told Sir Arthur ho  laughed  carelessly.  "It is no laughing matter, papa,,lor  your wife to be so ignorant.'"  "My dear Vivien., you aro hard on  her; no one will think any tho worse  off her because sho is upu wall /up in  mythology."  "There are some things that every  one ought to know," said Vivien, as  Sir  Arthur  turned away.  Miss Neslie had succeeded so far that  La/iy Neslie was a : trifle .more careful  as to what questions she asked.  They wero together one morning  when Lady Neslio abruptly puquixed���������  "Whyt did they call you' Vivien? It  is   a strange  name  for  a young  lady,  Vivien answered her more cordially  fhain> usual.  "Now that you bear the name ot  Neslie " she said, "you should study  tho annals oi the fumily. Vivien) is  one of the oldest names! we have.  There was a Dame Vivien Neslie in, the  reign; of one of our carlyi kings."  "Was there'/ What did she do?"  was the rejoinder. "It seems to me  that every member of your family did  something.    What was she faineil for? '  "Sne k.lled herself," replied Vivien,  with a shudder, "to avoid a dishonor  she dreaded more than death. You  must read the story. Then nhero was  a Diana Vivien, whose hut-bandi was a  CiuiSiidur��������� a n.oblo woman, who held  the Abboy  heio'against' along siego."  To he Continued  EXPERIMENTAL   FARMS.  How Agriculture   Ik   niieonriiKiid   lu   New  eunlh Wuluh.  Tho importance attached" by tho  various Australian governments to the  oncouiugemeint. of agriculture, especially by tho diffusion of practical know-  lodge, ' is shown in tha fact that in  moisti of the colonies a department of  agriculture has been established, tho  official head of which is a member of  the colonial ministry. In New South  Wales tho necessity of providing" the  moans of technical agricultural education, and establiiihing a college and  model farms in ' various parts of the  colony, became fully recognised, and  a, site suuft'.ble for a central establisn-  ment wae selected at Haiti Common,  near the town of Richmond, in the  Hawkosbury district, about thirty-  ninc miles from Sydney, where' an  area of about 4,000 acres wat) reserved  tor the purpose. The buildings and  furnishings of tho college and farm,  ������tow in tho seventh year of existence,  wore completed In January, 18^6, and  officially opened' on the Hlh of APril  o������ the same year. lAcoommodatiou is  provided for minety-aix resident  students, uiid during 1898 there waa  a f ull_ roll. Theoretical as well as practical inatructioa is imparted by ex-  I>arLs( hi every branch) oi agriculture,  and experimental work is cair.ed on  with cereal and other crops, fertilizers  are tested analyses of soil' arif made  audi the arts of dishorning! and spey-  mg cattle, with other veterinary  Mirgical practices, are taught. Tho  live stock attached to the iarni and  college comprises 4.G horses, 67 bullocks  $151 head of dairy cattle, 1401 pigs and  130 shoep. There Is an orchard, thirty  acres in extent, and a vineyard* ten  acres in extent, and the cultivation, of  plants for the expression of scent  has   also   been   begun.  Beside the practice of goneral dairy  farming work, instruction is imparled in cheese-making, also in the man-  ageonen.t and biceding of poultry, in  the rcnTing of bees ami/ the] preparation; of hoacy for the, market,, in the  killing and dressing of sheep, in  tho carpe.' "er's and the blacksmith's  arts, in the construction of fence') and  ii* various mechanical trades. There  are also experimental farms in Bomen,  304 miles from Sydaey, in the Murrum-  bidgoo district, and at Wol)(ongbar,  308 miles from Sydney, in tho Richmond river district. The former is  uiear. tho town of Wsgga Wagga, and  ciab races ro> area at 2,400 'acres, of  which 1,200 acrcw aro it( cultivation,  1,000 acres being dwo-ted to growing  cereals, oit which 500 ncre������ are for seed  wheat, the rema.in-.ler b.^ing utilized for  oaten hay and malting barley; 85acres  to fruit trees and grape vines, and  tSO acres to forage plants,, such as  maize, sorghum, millet, barley, rye,  oats, cow pea, root������, grasses, etc., while  8 acres.- are under olive trees, the remaining portion being taken up by irrigation plotfl, nursery and experimental plots. Qaartexs have been  provided for twenty-five studonts,  and there are also cottages) for the  manager and workmen; lik^wi-e barns,  ahay shed and -'stables. There is 'no  natural water supply, but . damsi of  6,001), 10,0i)0 and 40,000 yards capacity  have been1 excavated, and are usetU for  supplying water, to tho irrigation!  plots. Some thousands of fannors  have visited tho farm since itsV establishment.  "BO'DS" AFBAID OF CATS.  Lord Roberts, oointruuider of two  hundred thousand British soldiers in  South Africa, possessor of tha Victoria Cross and all sorts ofi medala, is  about paralyzed with fear ail tho sight  of a cat. No cat has been admitted' to  the Roberts housa for ytvars. During  one of the actions outside^OabuL when  bullets/ and gunshot wero freolyf falling around the General'and his staff,  he wae, as usual, coollyt indifferent,  but all at once ha w#s, seent'to tremble  and'vpaie with fright. Tho hero of a  hundred fights pointed helplessly  over his shoulder to a neighboring  wagon, and the staff saw a haii starved black cat perched era. top of? it. His  strawge/ fenr of the oat( was\ so great  as to completely distract Ge'P.oral  Reports' attention lroin the field of  battle, and it was not un;til, a subaltern) drove the animal away that the  English general was able loi bring  hia thoughts back to the- conflict.  HIS EXPERIENCE.  Woman, observed the epigrammatic  boarder, is a conundrum without an  answer? ���������   |  Huh 1 enortad Mr. Sourdrop, I p������v-  er saw a womn-n  without  one 1  A GIRL WHO  WAS SAYBD.  HAD   SUFFERED   FOR   NEARLY   12  YEAKS WITH ANAEMIA .  Severe Hfatliirlu-H, Heart I'alpKiilltiii, Ner������  vouMifMt ..ml KxirciiK' l'ei Uiein>������ umile  Her Lire Jluerul������lo ���������llrr l>uct<ir Tol.l  Hit Mio CiiiiIiI \<it Kociivor.  Doctors hnve given the Greek noma  anaemia, meaning " bloodlosimess," lo,  a disease wnich is much moi'o prevalent among young women than is generally believed. In its early stages  tho disease is not marked by any decided symptoms, and often makes con-  siueiublo advance 'ero its' presence is  noticed. A fecJing of fatiguo after  slight exorcise, brealhleaotioss and  pallor of the face aro the first noticeable signs. Unless tliero is prompt  and effectivo treatment tho diseaao  then makes rapid progress, aud tha  victim picsents every appearance of  going iutb a decline or consumption.  Tihe only successful method of treating anaemia is to build up tho blood,  and the best medicine in tho world for  this purpose *s Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills for Pale People.  Miss Adeline Dumas is one of the  thousands ol young ladies who can  testify to the efficacy of Dr. Wiil������am^,  Pink Pills in coses of anaemia. Miaa  Dumas resides with hor parents on a  farm near Liniere, Beauco Co., Que.  To a reporter who called upon hor  for the purpose of getting tho particulars of her illness and euro, Miss  Dumas said :���������" Since I was about  sixteen years of age I have been ailing more or less, but for a long time,  except for periodical headaches, tha  trouole did not seem serious. About  two years ago my case began to as*  sumo an alaiining naluro. Tne head-  acnes came with greater frequency. I  became very pale, and the slightest  exertion would leave mo breathless.  I tried several medicines, but instead  of finding benefit I was steadily  growing worse, until ait laso I was  unable to ��������� do any household i work,  and had to sit in a. chair almost the  entire day. I had now become extremely nervous,' ������nd the least jaoise  would set my heart wildly ipalpitat-  lag. 1 had neither desire nov relish  for food, and the doctor, who (attended mo finally eaid the trouble ,was incurable, and that he could :do "nothing  more for me. I did not despair, Jiow-  ever, but tried other medicines, but  still without relief, and then 1 began  to feel that death alone would release  me'lroin my suffering. At,this timoa  friend brought me a nowspaper In  winch wok the story of the cure of a  girl whose symptoms resembled mine,  through the use of Vr, Williams' Pink  Pills, and urged me to try them. I  sent for a box, but they did not seero  to help mo, and I was> afraid they,  would prove like other medicines, not  suited to wy case. My parents insisted that , I should continue their  use and my father got- two boxes  more. Before these were all used 'I  had no loiiger any doubt that they  were helping mo, and I procured (another haif dozeo boxes. They completely, restored my health, and I/am  able to go about and <do work with  a.n ease I have not enjoyed! for, years  before. I think Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills ara a great blessing to'the siek,  aiad I always urge my irieiids. who  are not well to take 'them, and I will  be glad if this sta.tecneiait( is the  menus of bringing new courage (and  health lo- some other sufferer." (  THE   ORIGINAL   "TOMMY   ATKINS.'  He w������h u  llriive soi.lier IVho 1'cll  In (lie  Mulliiy.  Upon- no point of Army nomencla<-  ture do tho doctors of military, history  split more fiercely than upoui the  origiui of the sobriquet by -wluch[ tho  British soldier is known to every  Englikh-spouking   man  in   tho  world.  Ouo school of theories is positive that  tho whole business is merely tho outcome oi ^ure chance,; another triumphantly pointsi to thedact that, ,when  some years- since it was decided to afford tho British soldiery practical in-  structiou in bookkeeping, the first ac-  couoit in the officially issued' specimen  ledgeri was made ouit to one, "Thomas Atkins"; while at leo^t; a dozen  other theorists have a-u,leu.ual uumber  ofl equally feaeiblo explanations.  There is, however, reaiso-n to believe,  thati the-'-.original "Tommy" diedj so  long ago as 1857. Tiie maimer of his  passing wile as foilowe:���������Upon tho  outbreak of tho Sepoy Mutiny at Luck-  now s.nufcnbcx oi Europeans liasLily  quitted their .boutee and rushed to  the Residency, for protection. On  theiri way they pajjsed asolitp.ry sentinel of the Sirid. Foot, to'whoto thoy  represented the damgor he nin in not  retiring- with  thtm.  He, however, replied that he could  not honorably quit his post, unless  duly relieved. A few ininuiess later lm  fell beincath the irresistible ru������hl of  tho mutineers. The fame of his exploit spread abroad, and among his  companions it soon became civ.stom-  ary to speak of any other brave* fellow  as a regular "Toiiimy Atkins,'' which  was ���������the unfortunate sentry's name,  , IN MOURNING.  What 1 back again I exclaimed the  young hous-okeeper,1 you can't o.xpcct  mo to grve you cake ovory day.  No, lady, ra-pleid the poor beggar. I  thought maybe you had :iti ol:l s:St  o>f black clot has you might g;v-i- me.  M-ei poor ole mother eat the cake you  gav ]ii������ yestfld'y. V^-r  wOKtfjoSiKjl  THE MINING REVIEW��������� SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1900.  1' -;  1'   '  l ��������� 1  11  1  ZEbefllMnlnolRevfew  SATURDAY, MARCH 2-1, 1900.  e uow  THE VOTE HUNTERS.  Some people who never read The Review, and others who read it but want  to misrepresent it for a purpose, contend that we advocate cheap labor.  Nothing, however, is furl her from the  truth. What, we do especially advocate is the opening up of the country  to provide plenty of work for labor of  every description, if not sit fancy pric s  ' at- lenst nt prices compatible with all  ��������� the surrounding conditions. There is 11  class of unprincipled prints in the  country that recommend whatever appeals to the strongest feelings and  prejudices of the most uninformed of  the laboring classes, for the votes it  may bring. The Review is not hunting for votes, and, on that account, it  ��������� can afford to be honest with all classes  of the community. There is not an  honest, intelligent man in the country  today but knows that the present eight-  >.our law, by tying up the liberty of  employers and employes reducing the  latter to a condition of serfdom, increases the cost of production, and, as  a consequence, drives away capital���������  the only agency to which the people  are looking for the development of the  country and the employment of the  natural increase of labor in the country.  No one   will,  of   course,  deny that  tliere are some mines in the Kootenay  that can pay the highest wages  asked  by the men, and even for less than  an  eight-hour day ; but many of them can  hear no higher wages   than $3.00 for  eight-hours and stand operation.   It is  equally a fact, patent to every one who  wants to see, that a continuance of the  prpsent law will not only deter the income of the capital required to handle  new properties, but also to work many  of these in their initial stage.  Supposing   the wishes   of   the vote  , rainting prints were carried out, perhaps'one-third of the present miners of  the district   would   be hired   at good  wages, and there would be nothing lor  the other two-thirds at any price.   The  railroads would have but little to do,  and   would   hire fewer   hands.     The  smelters would  be idle  two-thirds of  their time and   the men would go on  one-third time.   The desire of The Review is to see all classes of labor employed at fair wages,  rather than one  third of them on good wages; railways  going   ahead   and   employing   labor;  roads, trails  and other  public   works  going on where the  demands of   the  country call for them.   We think such  a policy would be much better for the  country as a whole,   but it is not approved of by the vote hunting press of  the country.     The   electors   will get  enough of these vote hunters  by and  hy.  of  nui.  It strikes (error to 11 mother's heart ii  hn'vo her child wako up at night with a  cronpy cough.  Child can scarcely npeak, can hardly  bremhe���������teems to bo choking.  Thum id no timo for delay���������apply hM  poultices to tho throat and upper part of  tho chest, ami r'wo I>i\ Wood's Norway  I'isio Syrup��������� nothing liko it for giving  pionipt roliof���������will save a child whsrt  nothing elsa will.  Mis. Wm. Young, Promo, Out., sayi:  "One ye.tr ago our Jittlo boy had a severe  utinck of iufhinunutioii of the lungs and  croup, which left a bad wheeze in bio chest.  ���������Wo wero advised to use Dr. Wood's  Norway Pino Byuip, which we did, and it  cured him compli'tely.  "Now wo always  keep this remedy in.  the house, as it excels  ill others for tho  ,,-vaivstkindsof coughs  or colds.''  H  jLaxa-Livcp Fills are tho most por-  frcc lvinedy known ior tho cure of Con-  -.;i nation, ]3yspo[)bia, Biliousness and Sick  li-j'-dacho.    Do not grips or sicken.  THE FRANCHISE.  A couple of leaflets in the country  are endeavoring to create capital  against TheRevicw.because it has said  t'hat the franchise of the country is too  wide. The Review is one of these  papers that never thinks one way and  talks an other, as some politicians do,  for the votes it may bring. This" paper  never touches a subject until it understands it and then always speaks from  conviction. We have said, and we re-  .pent it, that the man who roams about  merely for the few dollars he may  make here or there, or for what he may  be able to turn to account by agitating  and fault-finding,- without investing a  dollar in anything tangible, should  never be entrusted with a ballot in this  or any other country. To our mind  the model elector of any. country is the  man who becomes a permanent'setller  of it .by birth or naturalization, saves  what he can from time to time out of  honest toil, even if he commences without a dollar, and invests his savings in  something substantial for himself and  hit. family in later years. Such men  through reading have always conyic-  tiona on what the.government of their  country ought to be, and, though they  are never agitators, are always able to  cast votes intelligently. We say now,  once for all, that if British Columbia  does not restrict the franchise the  country is in for many years of serious  trouble, affording picnics for adventurous pot-house politicians of the Joe  Martin stamp. The country, from the  nature of its industrial promises, will  always have a large floating population from everywhere, with no concern  for its welfare, whose votes will ever be  sought for and legislated for by political quacks. j  TRUCK.  If Bro. Houston only had  the same  weight of judgement and respect for fair  playjthat he has of the cunning of the  little ichneumon, he would be  11 very  powerful representative of any legislature.   He favors the submission of the  eight-hour law to the referendum, but  argues that the vote ought to be limited to the Kootenays.   He persuades  himself  there   is a  majority   mining  vote in the  district,  and argues that  that vote ought to he the sole judge  and jury on its own case.   There is no  half way measure in  that idea.   Supposing now we were to take  the other  side of the question, and say  a vote of  the money interests alone of Kootenay  were taken on the matter, the result to  be iinal, Houston would raise his hands  in, holy horror, when the one suggestion is just as reasonable as the other.  In the one case it would practically bo  an expr-.ssion from labor alone, and in  the  other from  capital chieily.   The  Review is opposed to the referendum  altogether, and to all votes of that description, as too many votes are always  cast   in   such   cases   from   sentiment  merely without giving the first thought  to the merits of the situation.   In too  many cases labor says,   "All the mine  owners   have   made   millions   out   of  mines and they can afford to pay whatever  the men ask."   Of course every  one  who studies the question  knows  that the miners of 'B. C, in  the aggregate, have made more money out of the  mines  than the owners have, and that  thousands of dollars have been sunk in  many properties that  never paid and  never will pay.  mine owners." This does not look like  retaining "the law In its integrity," as  the'gulchite puts it. Either the repeal  of the law er sweeping modifications  of it have to come; and it appears to  us the miners' interests are safer in the  hands of the men that express their  convictions honestly, even for repeal  or radical modifications, than they are  in the hands of those that are promising anything now for votes only to sell  the voters when the votes are secured.  ,It appears to us Unit an eight-hour law  with privilege to work overtime Jo infinitely preferable all around to the  present one, though an arrangement  between miners and owners for the  shortest hours to do the work aud ������3 50  a clay would be preferable to either. It  is no secret that if this law had never  been passed, and the men had pressed  for a reduction of day���������a condition all  classes would rather see in force���������  could have been secured. Nothing can  ever be gained for either party by  brute force, in this age of reason, and  the sooner muzzling administrators  come to understand it the better.  What will the gulchite say now when  the Conservatives in convention at  Nelson last week never once made  reference to the eight-hour law? The  fact of the matter is there is not a  public man of any weight in the country today who favors the present law  as it stands. The vote hunters hedge  around it to get the votes of the men,  only to leave them in the lurch later  on. Even Mr. Green ' knows there  should be no such law on the statutes,  and our proof is that he urged the government not to enforce it after it, wa*  passed, knowing it would create the  disastrous consequences in the country  which have followed. In speaking of  the law at Rossland, the other day, Joe  Martin's minister of mines said, "I  have always been of the opinion that  some modifications of the law could be  made without injury to the miners and  of   very   considerable benefit   to   the  There are a few things that, if fully  explained  to the labor element of the  country  by  John Houston  and  other  such   champions   (outwardly)  of   the  eight-hour law, for the sole purpose of  deceiving the laboring classes to secure  their sympathy and votes, would materially   change the labor situation in  a short time.   The people should all be  shown that this is yet a young country  with   but few of its .natural resources  more   than   slightly developed;   that  our    groat    requirement   is   capital;  that any legislation  that tends to restrict labor and interfere between the  rights .and liberties of  employer and  employe, increasing the cost of production, deters   capital,  and  without this  capital  there   cannot be  employment  for labor at any price.   Of course there  are a few pettifogging politicians who  will refer to the few mines in the country   that can pay any demands of the  men  and a dividend to the owner besides ;   but that is nothing   here  nor  there, it is not solving the question for  the country.   To start up a few mines  at once, to'enable a few men to  make  somo nioneyand get out of the country,  is not solving  the labor problem in a  way that statesmen, who desire to see  the   country'prosper, should   aim  at  solving it.   It' is unfortunate, however,  that the country is now in  the hands  of pettifoggers".' The people  who live  here in lp or 20 years from now will at  least be full}' convinced of what we are  now writing on  the subject.    Voters  who are   here today  and away tomorrow will not look at  the matter   from  this stand point, but every one of the  men  who  are sinking their money in  the country for the purpose of making  permanent homes for themselves and  their families, can surely see the mat  ter in no other light.  The mine'owners of Rossland are offering their work by contract and the  local unions, under instructions from  the officers of the W. F. of M., have refused it. The latter, however, have recently sent a delegate over to Butte,  Montana, to see these alien officers,and  urge them to relax their restrictions.  It is surely a nice time of day when  the Canadian people are only allowed  to work as they desire to when it  pleases foreign agitators to let them.  With a British Columbia law saying  just how many hours our miners shall  work, our B. C. miners must be a lot of  poor dependents. Talk of. the liberty  and freedom of the 20th-century, and  here you have an illustration of it in  very truth.  indicates insufficient nourishment. Itleads to nervousness,  sleeplessness, general debility, and predisposes to Consumption and other prevailing diseases. To guard  , against these take  ScHU 5rrvulsiCfrL  the Standard remedy for  all wasting diseases in young  or old. It improves digestion, gives flesh, strength,  vigor  and resistive   power.  50c. and f 1.00, all druggists,  SCOTT & BOWNE, ChemJjU. Toronto. ,  John Houston is making a great bid  now for the labor vote, by holding up  the eight-hour law as the only issue  before the people. Will Mr. Houston  only have the manliness'to show the  labor element how the retention of  that law will help them, if capital continues to be driven away frpiri the  country through it, and all the low-  grade and many of the high grade  properties cease to work as a result of  its operation? This is a ppint on which  the public would like to see labor thoroughly posted..- '  CHURCH NOTICES;  Methodist, Rev. A. M. Sanford, B.A.,  pastor.���������Regular services will be held  to-morrow at 11 a. m.   and 7.30 p. m.  Presbyterian, St. Andrews.���������Rev. J.  A. Ferguson,' B.A.. pastor; services on  Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 cm.  Union Sabbath School in the Methodist church, at 12:15 p.m., after xslose  of morning services. Everybody' welcome.  m  If you  have "a good mind to  write to Dr. Pierce" take pen in  hand   and   begin.      Then   you'll  avoid the experience of Mrs. M. P.  Davis, of   Honaker, Russell Co.,  Va.    She writes :  "For seven years 1 was confined to  bed most of the time. I had ulceration  of internal organs and female weakness.  I had four doctors and they said I could  not be cured After the doctors said  I could not be cured I wrote to Doctor  Pierce for advice 4.I  followed  the  advice he gave I leel better than I  ever did. My friends say I do not look  like the same woman. I am sorry I did  not take Dr. Pierce's medicine when I  first began to have poor health. I could  have saved what I paid to humbugs."    ���������*  No one ever regretted writing to  Dr. Pierce for advice. Many have  regretted not writing sooner.  Sick women are invited to con->  sult.JDr. Pierce byjetter, free, and  so obtain the opinion and advice of  a specialist in diseases peculiar to  women. All correspondence private. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce,  Buffalo, N. Y. ,  Dr. Pierce's Medical Adviser,  is sent free on receipt of stamps to  defray cost of customs and mailing  only. Send 31 one-cent stamps for  paper covers, or 50 stamps for  cloth.    Address as above.  MINING RECORDS.  Recorded  at New Denver,  LOCATIONS.  Mar 6���������Four Mile, Four Mile creek, J  C Butler.  10���������Four Mile No 3, same, FF Liebscher.  ASSESSMENTS.  Mar 5���������Tecumseh. 13���������Rover. 16���������  Mercury, Silver Bill, Amazon, High Oro  fr, Thistle, Baldwin, V fr, Cafe fr. 19���������  Mineral Ring, Nabob, Pamlico and Bell.  TliANSFERS.  Mar VI���������Keystone \ Geo M Davis to  David Matheson, May 23, 1S99.  Congo No 2, Commander, Bristol,  1-10 each, Frank L Byron to S Dargle,  March 13.  15���������Miner Boy \, Chas W MoAnn to C  Schoenberger.  19���������Four Mile No 2 \, J C Butler to  F F Liebscher, Mar 17.  Four Mile No 3 I, F F Liebscher to J  C Butler, Mar 17.  LIVER COMPLAINT.  I have used Lnxa-Liver Pills for a  serious atta-jk of ,liver comr1 lint, they  did me a world of good ais made me  smart and healthy.���������Mrs. f-fjo. Hurdis,-  Carleton Place, Ont.    ���������  ... E  y    ������������������in   tal  fllNINQ CONTRACTOR.  PROPERTIES HANDLED ON COMMISSION  We want it understood at the outset  the The Review is opposed to party  lines in the approaching contest, even  though we feel they will be drawn.  We only mention the fact because we  anticipate the consequences and we  will leave'it to the future to decide as  to the soundness of the view. Of course  if the lines are forced, we will have to  accept the situation, though we see the  consequences.  Mines and Mineral Claims examined and  leports made.  Interests taken in part payment, or-services  rendered.  Contracts taken for   opening  ud  loft or  invisible Jedges.  Twenty years' experience.  SANDON, B. C-  ALTa LODQE,  NO. 29.  NOTHING LIKE IT.  You should remember that no other  medicine is like Shiloh't) Consumption  Cure in any respect. If other remedies  have failed- to relieve your cough or  cold, that is ,all the more reason why  you should try Shiloh's. Always sold  under a positive guarantee. If it docs  help you, tho druggist must give you  back your money. 25 cts, 50 cts. and  $1.00 a bottle. Sold at McQueen's Drug  Store.  A. IF. AND A. 3r.  Regular Communication of the lodge.  Meets 1st Thursday  in each month at  S p. in. -Visiting  brethren cordially  invited.  THOS. JJROWN.      .  Sec'y.  Cook's Cotton Root Compound  Is successfully used monthly by over  '10,000 Ladies. Safe, effectual. Ladies ask  your druggist for Cook's Cotton Root Com-  1 or 2, mailed on receipt of price and two 8-ce������ti  stamps.    The Cook Company Windsor, Ont.  E&"Mo8.1 and 2 sold and recommended by all  responsible Druggists in Canada.  Sold in Sandon by the McQueen Co.  and F. J. Donaldson, Druggists.  Contractors  and Builders.  Factory opposite the C. P. R. freight shed.  Plans and Estimates  - Furnished on all-  Classes of Building.  P. O. Box 155.  Sash and Doors, Frames and Mouldings on hand or to order  on short notice.  Dealers in Rough and Dressed Lumber,  Shingles, Lath, Lime and Brick.  CALL AND GET PRICES.  SANDON, B. C.  i  I  J  Manufacturer of Galvanized Airpipe, Powder-Ihawers, Camp  Stoves and all kinds of Sheet Metal Work.  With the latest in tools and machines, good stock, I am prepared to do only first-class work. ....''  Personal attention given to all orders.  ESTIMATES\qYEN.:   MODERATE PRICES;  MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  Shop, at present, near Sandon Sawmills.       .  HI | _         ,  , ���������m��������� -"i��������� ���������  -i��������� ���������t     ti��������� ��������������������������� ���������- - ��������� ���������--rr" ~ "i���������-i���������* i-^-i--t> f>-*-ir ������������������i������������������������������������������ ���������v���������^r^-^i. -i���������t������  "- ���������**    -���������ram���������  ���������*   r   -���������-. "-1   4   .  L'ft.\' ���������* r ^ /  . ~   * *        '       - 'i        * * ~lt  -*-*_*.*   '     L>    ���������"r ���������".,*- -      ���������*      *������i-" V.      .l"        I   *    r  ,    -������ i    ������. .     ,! fc      _ .        ���������/���������.*'������    ,r ������������������-,* y     -.       " A- iT      ������ ��������� S.V   *    ' " *f, *   - i       <f    i it'll THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1900.  Joe's Railway Deals.  The Winnipeg Tribune, to give its  bosum friend, "Fighting Joe." a lift in  his present position, writes a long article on what Joe did to free Manitoba  from the C. P. R. monopoly, and the  Rossland Miner copies it for the same  purpose. If tho Borland Miner only  knew, the facts, it would narlily conclude the less said about Joe's connection with railway deals in Manitoba  the better. Tho facts are simply theM>:  In tho contract betweenihe Dominion  ' government and the C. P. R. there was  a.'clause which read something like  this: "li'or tho space of 20 years (-he  government shall not authorise the  contraction of any line of mil way  south of tho C. P. R. terminating within 10 miles of the International boundary." The spirit and letter were to  prevent the trade of tho country from  be'iig tapped by any line crossing the  boundary. In a word it was designed  to secure to the C. P. 11. the entire  trade of the country for that period of  time. If is not here necessary to say  ���������whether it was a wise provision or not,  only to mention the fact that the roid  ���������would not have been built without it.  Several provincial charters were given  to companies to destroy the force of  that contract, but they were all disallowed by the Federal authorities, not  because it pleased them to do it, but to  carrv out a solemn contract they had  made.   It 4s true that Joe had fought  ,thc C. P. R., as. he cannot, live without  fighting, but in'cvery attempt he found  himself bucking his head against a  stonewall. At'length President Van  Home, as he told the writer at the  time, made an offer to the government  for the relinquishment of their monopoly rights. The offer was that if the  Dominion government would guarantee their bonds for a certain sum to  enable them to build iron bridges, etc.,  they would abandon their monopoly.  The Dominion government acceded  and monopoly was abolished. Any  observer of Manitoba nilairs at the  time knows this and that Martin's provincial enactments had just as much  to do with wiping out the C. P. K. mon-  opolv as a dog's harking has to do  with the eclipses of themoen. II the  Winnipeg Tribune and the Rossland  Miner really do want to enlighten the  public on Joe's connection with railway deals,, thev might explain what  was meant by "������500 per mile for organization expenses," etc., etc., in the N.  P. R.'rontract, and how it was that Joe  'came to be "in the front rank of provincial capitalists" immediately alter  that deal, as Joe's own brother-in-law,  Smith Curtis, the present minister ol  mines, said he was, in his own newspaper- at that time. Joe is down on  the C.P. 11. now. His salary of ^10,000  a year from the company, has ceased,  and he is no longer ;b'ound to be its  friend or champion.   ^^o '������������������  Sandon Ore Shipments.  ��������� For the week ending  March 23 were  as follows:  MINE. ' TONS.  Payne :..1S2}  Last Chance  00 ���������  Total 2421  RHEUMATISM  Is completely .driven from the system  by Milburn's Rheumatic Pills. They  give relief from the pain, limber up  the stiff joints and cure when other  methods of treatment fail.  Not a Servant After All.  Housekeeper (to pleasantgirl nt employ  anent agency)���������Hnvo you any objection to  tho country?  Girl (politoly)���������Nono at nil j madam.  Housekeoper���������I liavo a largo family.    '  Girl���������The nioro tho merrier.    ���������  Hoiisekeoper���������Seven  children,  two   pi  iheinqulto young.       ' ���������������������������  ''". Girl���������I lovo little children.  '   Housekeeper���������It will  ba necessary for  ��������� yon to buko broad, wash and got the moals.  X attend  to the pastry and chainhcrwork  .myself. ���������'.-,' ''  Girl���������I will also innko the pastry and  do the rost if you will allow mo.  '-. Housekeeper���������I  cannot give you mora  than tbrco afternoons off.  ��������� .-��������� Girl���������Two will bo sufflolont���������porhnps  Hioro than I will want���������as my plan is to  give strict attention to my household duties and thus got tho work dono up promptly ovory day so as to have plenty of opportunities to rost between times.  Housokeoper���������I am delighted���������  Stranger (suddonly entering-)���������Sorry to  interrupt you, madam, hut you ore conversing with ono of my patients who has  just oscapod from tho Hopelessly Inourabl*  Lunatic nsylum.���������Pearson]s Wookly.  ' Unique Chief Justice of South Dakota.  President Grant appointed Philoin P.  Bliss of Michigan chief justice of tho territorial supromo court of South Dakota,  Who since thon has hold many responsible  positions, but who, up to that time, enjoyed no legal education. Ho was a cabinet makor by trade, and just bofore going  to Dakota ho manufactured for himself a  very nice office desk, whioh he took with  'him. Shortly after his arrival some one  discovered his private memoranda', and,  .they wero passed around among the members of the bar. He had notod thus: "tilt,  means lost month; inst. moans this month;  prbx. moans next month," etc. On various occasions when the attorneys would  object to his rulings as not being law or  igood senso he would reply, "Gentlemen,  this is the law as laid down by tho ohiof  justice of the supreme court of Dakota  ^territory, and it goes." Ho was niok-  .named "Old Nooessity," booauso necossl'  iHsnows no law,���������St. Paul Pioneer Prear  WEAK, FAINT FEELINGS.  Serious Conditions that Milburn's  Heart and Herve Pills can  Readily Cure!  One of tho indications of serious hear<  trouble is the sensation-of woaknoss 01  iainliiess that comes on at timos.  Sometimes it is simply a dizzy feeling  that passes oft", or it maybe a state of un-  ���������jonsciousnesH with hands and foot cold  and countenance  ^ ,!������zrvjti  I  .VrwThlTVi  1/ i^W  ghastly palo.  Thobo symp ���������  toms indicate n  weakened heart.  They aro unmis-  takahlo ovi donees  o������ the engine of  life broo-king  down.  Now there's  only one reliable  "ornerly for restoring strength and vitality  '������������������0 woakoned hearts and relioving all the  uslressing symptoms. It is Milburn's  ileart and Nervo Pills.  The ease of Mrs. A. Stratton, Frederic-  ton, N.B., amply proves this. Hero is  her statemont:  "I suiferod very much from an impoverished condition of the blood, coupled  with extreme nervousness. A dizzy son-  sation on arising quickly or coming down  ntnirs, often troublod me, and my breath  ras so short that I could not walk up  sU-.irs. Tho least exertion' caused my  heart to flutter and palpitate violently,  .nirt I somotimes folt a smothering sensation on going to sleep.  1 doctored back and forth for my weakness, but I got no relief from any medicine  .111 til I tried .Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills, and I can say that thoy helped me  vonderfiilly. Sometimes my face and  ivms would swell and puff, but all these  ���������roubles speedily yielded,to tho restoring  .iiduences of Milburn's Ileart and Nerve  ��������� 'ills, and I am now strong and well. I  wd not use them louguntill regained the  -���������lossing of healthful, refreshing sleep and  .c will'always be a plc.isuie to me to  lei'OiDmond llier.i to others."  M. L. Grimrnett, ll. b.  Barrister,    Solicitor,    Notary  *  Public, Etc.  Sandon,     B. C.  W. S. DBKWKV  Sandon,B. C.  II. T. Twigg  New Denver, B.C.  DREWRY &'TWIGG,  Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyors.  Civil and Mining Engineers.  Bedford-McNeil Code.  NOTICE.  Notice is  hereby given that tho Kaslo &  Lardo-Duncan Railway Company will apply  to   the   Parliament  of Canada  at.  its next  sereion tor an act to extend tho times limited  for'the construction  and completion  o! 'its  works, and to authorize the Company to convoy or dispose 01 its railway and works.  WIIIiALLBR & MARTIN,  Solicitors lor Applicants.  Kaslo, B. C��������� 1st ol December, lS'JU.  There is no other remedy  equal to B. B. B. for making the  blood pure, rich and red, and  the skin clear and smooth.  Here's proof from Bertha J.  Tozer, North Esk, N.B. 1  "I have had pimples on myfaco  for three years, and about two years  ago I took an attack of nervousness.  I got so bad I could not sleep and lost  my appetite and was very weak and  miserable. I was taking- different  kinds of medicines but'seemed to be  getting worse, A friend advised,me  to try Burdock Blood Bitters, I did  so, taking in all four bottles. As a  result I sleep well, have a good  appetite, my face is free from pimple*,  my skin clear and my health is in  every way perfect."  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every -Representation Guaranteed.  SANDON, B.-C.  LIVERY STdBLES.  Finest string of Saddle Horses in the  Kootenay.  PACKING,   RAWHIDING,  OUR   SPECIALTY.   .  Sandon, B. C. .  Ill M  II  COMPANY, Ltd.  . Operating Knslo cfc SJocan Itaihvay  International Navigation & Trad. C  Schedule ol Time  Co.  Pacific Standard Time  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  Passenger train for Sandon and way  stations leaves Kaslo utS a in, Dally; returning, leaves Sandon at 1.13 p in, arriving at  3.5.5 pm.  Internationa] Navigation & Trading Co.  Upendingon ICootenay Lake and Klver.  SS. INTERNATIONAL     ���������  Leaves JCaslo for Nelson at I) a in, dally fx-  ccpt. Sundaj; returning, leaves Nelson at J 30  ]> in, calling at Balfour. Pilot Hay, Ainsworth  andall way points. Connects with S I1' * N  train toandlroin Spokiiueul Five JlllePoInt  S S. ALBERTA  TjAitno-DuNCAx DivrsiON���������Steamer Albert a  leaves Kaslo for Lardo and Argeuta at S.30  p m, Wednesdays.  Steamers call at principal landings In both  directlons.and at oilier poliits.wlion signalled.  Tickets sold to all points in Canada and the  United States.  To ascertain rates and lull information,  address '  ROBERT lltVI NG, Manager, Kaslo.  Kaslo and Slocan Railway,  TIHE  CARD.  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Going'West.       Daily.       Going East.  Leave  8.00 a.m. Kaslo Arrive 8.55 p.m.  "' tf.3'2   " South Folk " 3.20 ���������'  " 9.30   " Spoules " 2.25 "  ��������� " (1.15 " Whitewater ���������' 2.10 ���������'  " 0.55 ��������� " Hear Lake " 2.00 "  " 10.12 " MrGnlgnn " 1.15 "  " 10.25   " Hallo's " 1.31 "  .    "     10.3:5   "   Cody Junction -"      1.23    "  ArrlvelO.-lO   " Sandon      Leave 1.15     "  CODY BRANCH.  Lenvoll.OOa.m.      Sandon    Arrive 11.10 a.m.  ��������� "     11.15    " Cody ,11.25   "  GEO. T. COPELANU,  Superintendent.  For cheap Railroad and Steamship Tickets,  lo and from all points, apply to S. CampiieUj,  Agent, Sandon.  SPOKANE FULLS I NORTHERN     ���������  NELSON 5 FORT SHEPP.4 ^ RY.  RED fiMNTAIN RAILWAY  The only All-rail route without change  of cars betwen Nelson and   Roes-  lahd and  Spokane and Rossland.  lkavu DAILY AnmvB  fi.20 a.m Nelson 5 35 p.m.  ���������   12.05 a.m Rossland 11.20 p.m.  8.30 a.m Spokane 3.10 p.m.  The train that leaves Nelson at 0.20 a. m.  makes close connections at Spokane with  I rains for all  PACIFIC COAST POINTS.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with  Stage daily.. '  C. G. Dixon, G. P. T. A.  G.T.Tackabury, Gen. Agent, Nelson.  A FEW INTERESTINQ  FACTS.  When people are contemplating a trip  whether on busin'essor pleasure, they naturally want the uestservi' obtainable so tar as  speed, comfort and safetj is coi.cerned. Employees oil lie Wisconsin Central Lines aro  paid to serve the public, and our trains are  operated so as to liiake close connections with  diverging lines at.nll Junction points.  Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chair Cars on  through trains.  Dining Car service excelled. Meals served  a la Carte.  In order to obtain this first-class service,  ask the ticket agent to sell you a ticket over  THE WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES  and von will make direct, connections at St.  Paul for Chicago,Milwaukee and all points  east.  For any lurther Information call on any  ticket agent, or correspond with  Jas. Pond, or J as. A. Clock,  Gen. Pas^. Agent,       General Agent,  Milwaukee, Wis. 2-lfi Stark St.,  Portland, Or.  IE.  A first-class salesman wanted to represent us in Sandon, B. C, and vicinity for  for the sale of hardy fruit trees, ornamental trees and shrubs.  Over 000 acres under cultivation. 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HUNTER BR0S.  The machinery is the best to be had in the country���������  the workmen are all experienced,���������so that nothing but  the best work is turned out.  Orders, from a distance solicited.  Goods sent in by express or otherwise'have immediate  attention and are promptly returned.^  Northern Pacific By.  TIME-CARD OF TRAINS.  /POKflNE.  Arrive ���������-Depart  No. 1���������West Bound fl.50 phi ������.55pni  No. 2���������East Uoiirnl. 7.10 am 7.20 am  Coeur d'Alene-Branch. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. .0.30 pm 7.4o am  Palouso.t Lewlston Krnnch.. 1.30 pin S.00 am  Central Washington Branch. 1.-I0 pm S.15 am  ���������Local Freight, west 7.00 pm 5.15am  ���������Local Freight, east 3.45 pm S.15 am  ���������Dally except Sunday; all others dnlly.  .1. W. HILL, Gen. Agent, Spokane, Wash.  A. D. CIIAttLTON, A. G. P. A.. Portland, Ore.  ATLANTIC STEAIWSHIP TICKETS  To and from European points via  Canadian and American lines. Apply  for sailing dates, rates and'full information to any C. P. 11. agent or  J. C. CRUSE, Agent, Sandon.  W. P. F. Cumminga, Gen. S. S. Agtent,  Winnipeg.  AND SOO'LINE.  EAST !Sf! WEST  A2������ TO'jflLL.rOINfS.  First-class Sleepers on all trains from  Revelstoke and Kootenay Landing.  TOURIST CARS pass Medicine Hat,  Daily for St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto. Fridays for Montreal and Boston. The same cars pass  Revelstoke one day earlier.  DAILY TRAIN  S.00 Leave Sandon       Arrive 16.30  Connections daily to points reached  viaNakusp and except Sunday to points  reached via Rosebery and Slocan City.  Tickets issued through and baggage  checked to destination.  For rates and full information address the nearest local agent, or  J. C. CRUSE, Agent, Sandon  W. F.Anderson.Trav. Pass. Agt..Nelson  B.J. Coyle, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt., Vancouver  rrT'?7,T'i"ErT~������  ?*"*PHSII : J2T     n^- r- :  XHE  SONG  OF   SONGS.  Ah i poet vainly striving for a theme  To voice tho unformed musio of itho  heart,  And   catch   within   the' cunning net  of airt  The   faint   elusive  phantoms   of     thy  dream;  Ltiavu lonely fields anil ye[ moro lonely   throngs,  And   In   the  kindly   twilight  Btand  before  The  iirjctuiest   cabin;  from   its  open  door,  In   low, sweet  strains,   will   float   the  song  of  songs,  i  Ae soft   the, mother's eyes yoairn o'er  her child,  And from he-r crooning lips, like incense   rare,  She   breathes'  the    vespers   of    her  mother-care,  Above the lids its musio hath beguil-  ������sd.  TO CLEAN RIBBONS.  Now that ribbons are so extensively  worn it is quite worth while,to know  hx>w  to' clean   thorn- successfully and  ensily.  The two methods here given have  been put to tho practical tost many  times over, so there need he no hesitancy about trying either one through  ��������� fear of failure or of unsatisfactory results.  The first method is exceedingly sim-  pel, and answers the purpose, for all  except - white ribbons or those that  aire very badly mussed. Fill .a glass  JCruit jar about half full of gasoline���������  more or loss, according to the amount  of ribbon to be cleaned. Place the  soiled ribbons in it,���������all colors, lengths  and kinds may go in at once���������and  scirew the cover on tightly. Shake the  bottle occasionally, and leave it eloped for from two to six hours or over  night. Then take out tho (ribbons,  shake each one well and hang it to  dry in the open air. The ribbons will  be clean, and the dirt will be found in  the bottom of the jar. Of course, the  ribbons need a thorough airing, and  tun bath to remove the odor of the  pasoline, but that is all. No pressing  Is required, as the gasoline does not  affect  them  as  water  would.  The clear gasoline should be poured off without disturbing that at the  bottom; then the dirt which has settled at the bottom should bo emptied  out and the clear gasoline put back,  'ready for use another time. Keep it  tightly covered, and, of course, nev-  etr use it near a fire, because of the  dianger of its igniting.  The gasoline will turn .white ribbons yellow, so this method is not advisable lor them. It also leaves the  ribbons in the same condition that it  found them as regards their being  mussed or crumpled, so those that are  badly creased should be given the  treatment that is accorded the white  ribbons.  Prepare .1 suds of soft water and  any pure soap, wash the ribbon in this  just ns you would wash a fine handkerchief, rinse and let it partially dry.  Hike it down while still damp in all  patrts and roll it smoothly over a wide  oaird or piece of pasteboard, rolling a  piece of clean white muslin with it,  W.rap the muslin around last, so that  the ribbon shall be covered, and iplace  the whole under a heavy weight. A  lettcx press is an excellent place in  which to press it. Leave it until ��������� it  shiall  have had  time  to dry.  The Tibbon will come out looking  fresh tind clean ,and will have lost  none of its "life." as is the case with  ribbons which are pressed with an  iron. !  If a good soap is used the colors will  not run, and this process lakes out  the circuses as well as removes the  diirt.  GOOD FERN FOB HOUSE CUT/TORE-  'Che "Boston fern," Nephrolepis exalt ata Bosio'niensis, is one of the few  ferns that adapt themselves easily to  bouse culture. It has the. hard epidermis, with a large amount of silica,  (hat enables if like the palm, to endure the conditions of our ordinary  living rooms. Nephrolepis exalt .'ata..  of toil called the sword fern on account  tit the outline of its long, narrow  fronds, is called "the Boston fern,"  ���������because some years ago at Boston a  plant developed extra long fronds, so  that their weight carried them over  causing a very graceful appearance.  For the same reason it is called the  Fountain fern. A well, taken care of  plant attains a large size^ The soil  best suited to it is an equal mixture  of good fibrous loam, leaf mold and  sand. The pot should have good  drainage. The greatest growth will-  be in spring and summer, and in this  condition the plant will need a generous supply of water; at other times  a moderate amount will suffice. A  good light:, but not strong sunshine  Is desirable. .Keep the foliage clean  and look out for scale insects. An  occasional light spraying with clean  water   is   an  advantage.  EUROPEAN COOKERY.  The Exposition at Paris will attract  a great body of American visitors.  .When its allurements are dulled, a  great many will look about for other  amusements, and among' them will be  a number who will find it in gastronomic diversion.       This will amount j  to a liberal education lo many if they  will seek the dishes for which various  localities of Europe,    outside,   of    the  great  capitals, are famous.    For    example,  at  Boulogne ��������� freshly    caught  soles  are prepared   in a manner superior    to  that    employed    elsewhere.  Those  who  propose   to  get   about   on  bicycles  or to  (ravel  by    automobile,  at  the old inns of Brittany, situated  on   (he  by-ways,   will  gind   onjoyable  meals in which the game of the heaths  and shellfish  of  the shores occupy    a  prominent place,     In Normandy there  will be bouillabuissos and salmis made  of guillemots and fishing-birds.     The  latter suggest, rankness, but tho cooks  of Normandy   know  how to  suppress  all  hint of that.     At Nimcs can    be  procured famous stuffed green tomatoes, and at Vaucluse trout and crayfish; at Perigueux    truffled    turkeys  and   truffled  partridge   pies; at  Bordeaux  pre-sale mutton,    mushrooms,  the most delicate sardines and dut-ks'  livers  with olives.  Spain is    raLher a  dry  country  for  tho epicure. Si.uiled  peppers and the hams     01 Montrach-  e������, irom hogs    fattened    on    acorns,  will merit trial.    Tnere is    a    legend  that   these hogs  feed on snakes,  but  all swine do that if they are allowed  free range.     Italian cookery has fallen  to    a low    level compared    to  its  former high standard.     In Italy  the  ordinary  tourist will not be likely to  taste    genuine    beccaficos,    which in  these  days are  for a great    measure  birds of legends.     Any of the smaller  species  do duty   for  them, and  when  all   birds are    lacking    Italian  cooks  know how to counlorleit beccaficos in  form-   and   flavor in   a concoction of  liver and bacon.     There remain, however, in pristine perfection the risottos of .Florence and the maccaronis of  Naples.      The same    is    true of    the  delicacies    procurable in    the    Greek  islands,  such  us    fish    soups, mullet  cooked  in oils,  lamb and kid  stuffed  with pistachio nuts,    and    pastry  of  surpassing merit.        Their kabobs or  curries are also highly praised, but no  first-rate curry can be had whore the  ingredients   that  go    to    compose  it  are  not  indigenous.   Austria  offers a  wide field for  epicurian    exploration.  The cookery there is as varied as the  nationalities    that compose    the empire.     Of Hungarian dishes we know  something  in New  York, but'we are  ignorant  of the  flavors of Bohemian  pheasants,  Austrian mutton    and the  famous  cakes    and    confectionery  of  Vienna. German tables d'hote will be  of interest to tourists from our AArest-  ern States as offering a   basis of comparison with    those    of   Chicago and  Sioux City.   Tho    wise    traveller will  content himself with  the meritorious  siau'snges,  rye  bread   and  sound   beer  of. Germany. Lovers  of the best  vintages of Burgundy will find them in  Holland.       There is    hardly  , an inn  where  Romanee    Conti or Clos  Vou-  geol cannot be found of better qualty  than  can  be  procured    at    the  more  pretentious  restaurants of  tho great  capitals. "   '  DANGEROUS AND INGLORIOUS.  1'alrol    D.ily    l������   ������    Soldier's   I.o ,������l    YKi'l  ' conic 'D'artk.  Of the word "patrol," if you look  it up in the dictionary, you will lind  a sa,mpie explanation; but. the average-' English at home has' no idea of  its real meaning as exhibited in warfare���������especially war againsi an enemy like the Boer, says tha London  mail.  It requires more courage, more real  pluck to patrol the kobjes round ahout  our camp than to make a charge in  company with ihotU:>������i.iids of your fellows in the leeLh oJt a. deadly fue. In  the latter case the excitement, the  spu-it ol the military display, the cun~  iidcn.ee in yourself and ofticer, the  anxiety to get at the enemy,; ail; these  combine to impel the men' 10 that  biilliiLut daisii and pluck for which  ouil army  id noted.  Bui the patrolling���������that is quite  a different nrauer. Two or three  mounted men walk their horseJ in a  leisurely way up 10 the kopjes scattered all over the veldt a,nd 'examine  them for signs of the) enemy, Finding none, the next cover is examined, and do on. The patrols- iiirei on the  opiMi, ihe Boers lurking beliini' the.  boulders, hidden from sight. Possibly the iirst notice the unlucky, metn  hasoi the vicinity of tthe enemy is  a-volley tired at close range, aud. then  it is u race tor life. L ha-vo (watched  iliese patrols irom a'disUiuice, with  iwirves ail on the quiver.  I have beeu with them a.adi expen-  eiiLced the weird feelings that, in. spito  of every effort, creeps over,1 you as  you proceed closer, aind closer .to  some isolated kopje! Are the Boers  there or noil Thou tension grows  keener and keener until one feeia it  would be a relief were the enemy to  ope/u fire. Fro/m one kopje to another the patrol has.to go��������� tak.ug his  life-in his hands���������doing work which,  iX necessary, (is one. of the ,most dangerous, arduous' n>ud trying in the  service,  AM. if you are! shot there is no  glory attached to your memory. "So-  ajmd-Soi was .shot' while, on patrol;" a  few, simple words- which convey a  great deal, but only to'the'initiated  i have been mere -and ;know, and can  say without exti,ggieruti6ii, that I  was glad when the enemy opened fixe.  The whizzing of the bullets ull a.round  the rush, for life, amti the end of the  ���������suspense���������the excitement of it was  glonous.  . THE BOER CAPITALS.  l>efcuce.s     the   , Boer* ��������� Have    Rcaictl  _:it  Kloemrujitclu and rrctorln.     T"'" "  Pretoria is the objective point which  Gen. Lord Roberts has in view. Bloem-  fontein is on his direct route to the  Tra/nsvaal, capital and is alsoi an; im-  porlnnt prize whichj he hopes' to seize  on his journey. ( It remains to, be seen  how olfectively tho Boers will contest  his  efforts  to  capture   these  cities.  Bloemfontein stands all Exposed on  tho high plain or veldt with no natur-  barrier to tho west between it and tho  advancing British forces. The surrounding country is dry and unfertile  Stones thick.y strew'the plain outside  tho town and cluinps of grass aud low  brushes somewhat" relievo tho monotony of the almost level plain. In  the town aro many trees that partly  hide from view most of the low, white  buildings forming tho larger part of  Ihe city. Tho official residence of  Ihe President is a fine building, but  it is only two stories in height, wilh  loom enough uLove, under its hip  roof.ifor an expansive attic. No gunner outside the town can make it/his  tipecial target. Thq capitol, on the  contrary, has an -imposing tower and  this building, with two or thieo^  schools and other structures similarly  adorned, are the only edifices that attract attention as the city is approached from the direction whence the  British forces are coming.  A little stream, at times almost  waterless, flows through the city on  its way to the Modder River. ' The  streets are laid out with much regularity and the town  COVERS QUITE A LARGE AREA  considering that its population is less  than  4.CCU.  Though the town is naturally wide  open on the side which tho British  are approaching, it is overlooked on  the east aud northeast by a long ridge  2C0 or 300 feet above the level of the  plain. This ridge is one! to one and a  half miles from the outskirts of the  city; and a little beyond tha northern  end of the ridge rises a kopje a little lower in attitude. From these  points of vantage the only good view  of the town may be obtained; and on  these elevations were reared the forti-  iioalions which the burghers of tho  Free State constructed,,long ago, during the period of their serious differences with the British Government.  AVe huve only recently heard that  the Boers ho.ve built an elaborate  system of earthworks for the defence  of their town, but very little information on this matter has come to hand.  There is every; reason to suppose that  the old fortifications on tha ridge and  the kopje huve been placed in the  most elfective condition possible. If  the Boers of\ the Free State inlen������ to  make a hard struggle to keep their  capital, the gunn on tho, ridge mayl be  u'ed most advantageously to keep the  British from closely appproaehing Ih-'  town; but with guns of equal rang.:  the British may easily throw shells  into the town and be out ol! reach of  the cannon on the ridge behind it; In  brief, the line of defence around  Blccm.lonlein must be mainly a  uystem of earthworks such "as ("hose  that kept the Boers out of Kiniboiiey  during a siege of nearly four months.  The conditions are. very different at  Pretoria. Nature and science have  made the capital of tho Tiimsv.ial  a very si rongly fortified town. Unless the Boers have had enough uur  by the time the BritMi come within  view of the hills around Pioloi-ia,  there is little doubt of (heir ability  to make a stubborn last stand at tho  capital. The hills that hem in Pretoria on all sides aie crowned with  seven forts of much strength all built  under the expert advice and direction  of European military engineer;-. Two  of these forts were completed be I ween  1804 and 1890 and five of'them have  been  built  SINCE Til  oventuality of a siege. There is said  to bo communication by means of underground passages between the forts  and. the ammunition stores and'maga-  "iihes.'~ Lastly, it is presumed that  the approaches to the forts are mined  in  various directions.        1  Events will show whether (he forts  were despoiled of their armaments to  meet the needs of tho Boer cause in  their investment of Ladysmith, Kiniberley and Mafiking. ,For all that  is known lo the contrary, every gun  that was mounted around Pretoria is  still in position, and there is no .reason to doubt that (his beautiful  little city among the hills ia prepared  to stand  a prolonged  siege.  TO STALK THE BOERS.  SeoUlhli <;aiiick<T|>crs mill Clllli"* to lie i;n  listed lo l-'lglit In siuiilli Alilca Against  lite.   It   rglici-..  In many ways now, the initial want  of our army in South AVf rica, of trained and reliable scouts is being supplied  but perhaps the most interesting  force of military "cars and eyes" being' raised is that which Lord Lovat  has just received authority from tho  AVar Office to organize., This is , a  contingent, 150 strong, composed of  stalkerB, gnme-keepors, and gillies,  ers whose lives have been spent among  the hills and glens of the north country,  says  a London   letter.   1  There ia no confirmation of the  rumour that Mafeking has been relieved ; but once Baden-Powell is free  he could ask for no better men to  carry out his ideas of scouting to perfection than thsse sturdycHighlanders.  For such fighting, too, as the Boers  aro likely to wage when they have  been scattered into small parties,  Lord Lovat's contingent should be  particularly, effective, for the men  from whom the force is to bo ��������� drawn  recall the old typo of Highland fighter, the man who spent his life among  the hills. t  Thesj 'men have tho true instinct  for guerilla warfare. Most of them  are "followers of the red deer," accustomed to rough country, able to  judge distances in all kinds of weather, tough as leather, and sparse  eaters.  "Brother Boer" will find such men  more than a match in the tricks of  figfhting. tu handling a rifle the  Highlander is an adept; shooting is  a. thing ho starts early and leaves off  late  skillful  ticklish operation than to stalk a  Boer, and to watch the Highlander at  the former business, creeling from  tuft of heather to tuft of heather,  from stone to stone, is  AN INTERESTING SIGHT.  Some writers, in dealing with this  new contingent, lay great emphasis  on the utility of the Highlander's  pony. Lord Lovat, however is careful  to point out (.hit only part of the  force will be mounted. Tbe fact is,  the Highland pony is a user of horses.  The Highland pony is a little, wiry  animal, but he is not much ridden.  He is employed on deer forests to carry luncheon baskets, sometimes  sporl smeii or sportswomen, or to  carry home the trophies of the chase.  Besides, there is only a very small  slock of such animals in existence.  Truth to tell, the Highlander does  very   well  with  his   own   legs. No  one who has lived among the native  sportsmen and shepherds of, the North  . CRITICS OF THE gBITISH ARMY..  Enslliib Soldlcm From a ticrninn, a *>encli  ami 11 ICoiiiuiiliin Viewpoint.  Among the more friendly of the critics of the British Army who are just  now taking notes of its imperfections  and better qualities, is the Deutsche  Heeres-Zeitung., AVhile sternly'criticising und making the most of tho  mistakes committed in South Africa,  'il'iias high praise for the British regimental officers for tho courage aud  intrepidity with which they 111c leading their nun. Where errors havo  been made, it holds thoy have been  with those highJy placed who havo  seuined to behovo that their now adversary was half barbarian, whereas  he is really a highly trained soldior  and efficient, in the use of modern  weapons. The Deutsche Zeitung praisT  es the rank and file and draws attention to the marches made under trying condi i-iona, in burning heat, often  without sufihienl water, followed by  bivouacking in the open on cold and  sometimes  rainy nights.   ���������  The Nouvcllo Revue treats the subject of its criticism from a different  point of view in a discussion by M.Michel Delines on a paper by a Mr,  Vassilevski, apparently a Russian.  This gentleman had been visiting the  barracks of the Household Cavalry in  London, the comfort of which surprised him, especially the excellence of  the tabic service, with its alo and  various sauces, and the'electric lighting. These, however, it may be remarked, are not found in uie quarters  or the more, humble Tommy Atkins,  Mr. Vassilevski was mucn struck by  the tail, well set-up figures of the men ���������  who were engaged in outdoor exorcises. Tiuir ��������� twisted moustaches,  well-dressed hair and chini impeccably  shaven, and their boots poashed to  such a degree ','as to throw into ecstasy the ,whole world of bootmakers,"  proved to Juin clearly that these men  wero of the elite and the darlings of  the nursenuiis in the park.  This lioture of the piivuce soldier of  aristocratic corps of tho British Army  is matched, by one more imaginative  still   oi   the  officer. According   to  this writer thj British ofticer is tho  lion of the drawing-room and the  hero' of the divorce ., court. Ho is  perverted, capricious and blase, a  reader of French novels, and a frequenter of niu-sic halls. He dwells in  a palace, has a negro for 11 groom and  a Frenchman for his chbf. He enters  the army that he may wear a uniform  and live at a military club, but he  ITncTin "uLilLshigco'ver lie is" very ! fares nothing for his profession and  ful.      To stalk  a stag  is  a more I flas, uno ���������1?<:������r������s'-    in    service.      Such  ��������� -��������� 'lis the British ofXiocjr as seen by M.  Vassilevski and appreciated by M.  Delines. -     .  ���������  The Independance Roumaine of  Bucharest sses the subjects of its  criticism from again a different  point of- view. In a general way it  has a fairly good opiniou of tho British soldiers, but cannot tslp remarking that they are of a low_c.lnss, and  marked' with llu "gross and brutal  character which is fundamental in  the Anglo-Saxon." Thi army training however has emancipated them  from the defects of their origin and  they fight well, but without a real  sense of patriotism though they have  a certain traditional loyalty. Soldiers of t his class require officers of  a high order and that the Roumanian critic believes the British officer  to be. He "hunts the tiger in India,  the elephant in Africa, and tho native  everywhere," and is always ready for  adventure. "For the most part they  deisiJse    st r.ttegy    and   ti-ctics,"    but  can help beitig amazed at the distance they have the instincts of war and  they can cover, over pathless wastes | compensate for (heir deficiencies by  and  mountains that  seem unscalable,   coolness and courage.   .  JAMISSON   RAID.  They command every approach to tho  city. It may perhaps be unfoi lunate  for   the  Boer-t  if  the British   arc  ac-  Forly miles a day among heather and  rocks is an ordinary walk, and they  can keep that up for days with ease.  Jllistered feet they know not. Their  diet is often of the most meagre kind.  Of course, they have breakfast' and  supper at home; but the writer has  seen them often on tho hills all day,  tramping continuously, with no more  than a little oatmeal made into brose.  in the palm of the hand at a burnside.  They can car,ry heavy weights, too.  To st'e a .shepherd complacently carry home wilh him, after twelve hours  tramping on hills, a good-sized  sheep is a revelation of strength. The  j/ily is that the Highlands can now  produce so  few such   men.  It is not irnpiobable that"Lord Luv-  u,   who is  organizing  the force,  will  more lopular man could not be found  He is a I borough sportsman, and has  proved himself a foremost supporter  of every Highland game. lie has,  more than any one, helped to revive  "civmaiiaohidl," or shinty, and. lie is a  skillful and energetic-manipulator of  the "eaman." He has had, too, a  JMiHiia battalion' of tho Cameron  Highlanders.   ...  Altogether, this force of Highlanders  is a unique experiment, and its operations in South Africa will be watched  with  great  interest.   : ���������  quainted with all the details of 1 heso i gl> ou| with i( as leader. A better 01  forts and iu is said that complete  plans of them were in the. possession  of the British war office before the  war began. There wan a great deal of  mystery about the work, but according to British authority two -English'  engineering officers worked as navvies  in order to gel an opportunity thoroughly to acquaint' themselves1-with'  the construction and plan of the forts;  and information was also obtained  from other sources. However, this  mny bo, tho British have no doubt  that the fort.si were elaborately and  strongly constructed. Thoy arc all  alike in their chief external features.  They wero built of masonry .'with  earthworks on (he outer faces ��������� and  their armament, includes much heavy  ordnance and all the fifteen centimetre Creusot. and rapid-fire guns  that the Boers desired to place in  position. The London Daily Mai), in  sora������ recent appreciative', remarks 011  these fortifications said.:  The forts are certainly elaborately  furnished with all tho requirements  of modernwnrefare. Piles of sarid-  bngs are slacked up to the level of the  enclosing walls. A powerful.sea I'cli-  light in each fort, ig capable, of sweeping the surrnundirig country for many  miles. Telephones are laid between  the forts and the Government buildings In Pretoria. There, are large  storks of mealies, maize, ready for the  These are samples of tho tone in  which the European Continental press  speaks' ot the. British' Army, giving  credit to the merit of (he 'ightinp element, but. as a general rule or ficis-  ing  severely   the  generals  and  staff.  THE   FUNNY  BONE.  Everybody knows that learning Ihe  tens in the multiplication 'labia is as  easy as "pie," and that (he fives are  not much harder. But slight as is  the mental effort required in multiplying any number by five, it may be  lessened still more by discarding the  multiplier entirely and substi.tutin������;  a divisor instead. This may sound  paradoxical, but by experimenting  you will find that dividing by two will  bring the same result as multiplying  byfivi, providing you add a cipher to  the quotient if the dividend be an  even number, or five, if it be odd. For  instance, you multiply 2,73t by 5, the  product is 13���������070. What is still easier, divide 2,731 by 2, which is done, almost instantaneously. Then tack on  your 0 and you. have 13,C70.  TRAFFiC ON THE IAKES.  ('iiiiildu-.iblc inci-rate ori;ti-,liiCnii Through  tlio mid t mini.  The figures^ i.ssuod recently in connection with the traffic Ihrough this  ttault Ste. Mario canal give a good idea  of tho extent of the commerce of the  great inland waters frctm Buffalo .to  Chicago and Duluth. The Sault-Stc.  Marie canal, which connects Lake Superior, with Lake;Michigan, Huron,  Erie aud Ontario, necessarily registers  only the traffic between ihe Mingle  Lake Superior, wilh Duluth, aa its  great distributing point. It is t.hie groat  gateway through which ihie wbpat,  oats, flour,; iron ore, copper and lumber of Mont-ana, the Dakota's', Minnesota and Northern AAMucbnsin and  Michigan move to the consuming and  manufacturing section ;'While through  the 'same gateway move in the reverse  direction, the coal, manufactures and '  miscellaneous - merchandise from Lake  Erie, and points still father east.  .FREIGHT  THAT PASSEP  THROtTG.  The total freight passing through  the canal in 189!) was '25,255,810 tons,  against but 7,516,022 tons-in 3881),  showing Jhat the freight has increased  more rapidly than the number of vessels,-'thus indicating in some degree  I ho rapid increase in the size, and  capacity of the freight carrying vos-,  sols of the great lakes. The development of grain production of the extreme North-west during the decade  is indicated by the fact that '��������� he wbent  carried through (ho canal in ���������IS'M was.  58,307,335 bushels, and in. VfiU|; IC,i-:!ll,-  851, while " grain other than wheat,"  in 1809,-was 30.000,935, and in '188D. but  j 2,133,245   bushels.  m  \ I  1  H  \  ���������/ 1  ) '.1  1  >     >1  11  >���������*&  \  $ 'I  ii  il 'vl  - i  *F0-r  ���������uwTC������tw*|H<*iiaB  I "  *������ ->        n     * . AFRICAN    IAAMONDS.  Appc.ii-.inre   the , ItYunile*   Hear  In Their  Original Hume.  Tha "dry diggings" of  the- Kimbex--  le-y district, in     Sc/ulU A.frica,, affjrd  tha unique Locality in .whicji '.he diamond ha,s thus far been found in its  originaj homo,  ajid all uur Knowlelge  of tha genesis of tho mineral has ''een  ierivcd  from,   study of    this locality,  Bays Popular  Science Monthly.      The  mines are located in "pans," in which  Is found thii> "blue ground" now reoog-  nizod  as  ihe  disintegrated  matrix  of.  tho    diamond.        Those    "pans"    are  knc/wn to bo tlto "pi-pen," or "necks,"  af foreign volr.ta.noo.-i, nowi <uvply  a b-  aecled   hj   the  forces  of   the atmos-t  plierc���������in' tool  worn down,   :������  i.il   to  their roots, at least to their (-tumps.  Th,}so      reia-finnis      ol      the   "pipes,"  through  which   the  l/.i,vat reached  the  surface,  are surrounded In part 1 y a  brack shale containing    a  largo per-  ogiuaiga, of oanbon, and this is oeliev-  , ed to be the iniaterial out of which tho  diaUnonds havo been formed. What ep-  pear to be modified fragments of tho  black shale inclosed wiilh'in tho "pipes"  tu.ord   ovidenco   that portions of tho  shalo have been broken from, the parent beds,by tho force of the ascending  current of lava���������a oommon enough accompaniment  to volcanic action���������and  have been profoundly    altered by Ihe  high leuipenature- and (he extreme fcj-  drostratio pressure under which-- (he  mass must have, been hid.     The most  Import.ant  feature  of   ihi'us  alteration  has bson  the  reorystalliizat'ion  if  Ihe,  oarb-rwi o������ tha shale into diamond!.  This -, apparent explanation of' the  genesis cui t be'd'iamiond linds strong  support in tha experiments of Moissau,  (who obtained, artificial.diamond by dissolving carbon In molten iron and im-  'msrsing tie mass in cold wuler until  ta (firm- suri'aoa cru3t had formed. The  "chfilbd" mass was then - removed, to  lellotwi its still ni'olbon cor������ to solidify  BlJwiy. Tlbiis it.does with the development of enormous pressures, because  tha natural expansion of th������ iron on  pa,93ing into tha solid condition is ro-  etiislieiu iby the strong shell of "chilled"  metal. Tho Isolation of the diamond  is Lhon accomplished by dissolving the  Iron in acid. '   ���������   ',  HAVE YOU TASTED  CEYLON QREEN TEA ?  It's for mora dellolous Chun Japan.   Sold only ta  Load Packol>.  have boon for the poor oroatures who  carried our loads. Among (hem death  had become common. Some had died  from want1 of food; others, from other  oaui-ies.  I was walking wilhl a oompanion at  one ILmo, "when we caino upon a. poor  fellow sitting, or rather reclining, by  tha roadside. We tried to urge him  on, Ibut h������ shook his head. We raised  him lo hiia feet, but he could not stand.  AVhi'l twe>ro we to do? There were  no villages for miles atnd milea around.  I tell his pulse. It aocuned to bav������  stopped. His heart scarcely beat,  a-nd we. knew it -would all bo over soon.  All we oould do wis to oa>rry, 'dim, ts  a more comfortable spot, give law ell  I'ha food1 we bad, with1 us, and the bot-  I Ic of cocoa, that I carried on my back.  Tbe-n, with sad hearts and driven by,  necessity, we left him1 there to   lie.  CHANCE FOR ARGCJMENTt  The Boer losses in killed and wounded are estimated' by authorities ia  South Africa to bo nearly 7,000., Dr.  1/syds. bawwer, says (hat the Boera  hiayie only had 212 killed, about 1,000  wounded and 200 taken prisoners.  FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS  MRS. WINSLOWS SOOTHING SYRUP has baen  Mod by mother? for their children teething. Itsoothet  the child, softens the gums, allays pain, ouree wind  eollo, and li the belt remedy for diarrhoea 15c. a tot,  tle. Sold by all druggists throughout, the world, lit  soro and ask for " Ura. Winatow'a Soothing- Syrup.  A   CORKECTJON.  Old    SquUldig���������Waiter,    there    has  boen a mistake made in writing this  bill  of faro.   ���������  Waiter���������Yes sir. ���������������������������   t  Old Squilldig���������It says "barley soup."  It should  be "barely soup."     1  Terrible Suffering From Asthma.  Mrs. J. Wetihlanv, of Mount Forest,  Ont., satya: "Por a numiber of years I  haiva beem a sufferer from' Asthma,  and during that time I have consulted  many doctors on my oaso, and hava  used many of the so-called oures for  .Asthma, but never got relief. At times  I have boon so bad that I found it necessary to have all the'doors and win-  Catarrh Cannot be Cured  with LOCAL APPLICATIONS ns thor ennnol  roach the ���������rat ot the dl������euo. t'at in hiss, blood  or conBtitubionnl dlseaHe, and in order to care  it yon mU't take Internal romodiui. Hull's  Catarrh Cure In taken internally, anil acts already on tha blood and mnoous nnrcacoo. Hall'n  Catarrh Cure l������ not a qua, lr. mudlolne, It n^������  prescrlbod by one of the bo-t pnyaiH.ms In this  country lor yeaiB, and Ira regular preucriptl, n.  It ia composed of tha bene tonics known com-  blnr-d irilh the beat blooil purifiers, noltnit directly on the muooiM BuTfnee*. The perfect  combination of tho two tagrediontM lr< \vhnt  gioduces euoh   wonderful   result*!  la   cui'lnx  atarrh.   Send for teatlmonlils free.  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Propa., Toledo, O,  Sold by druKBiow. price 75c.  Hall's Family Pills are the best.  DO NOT   TAKB   OUR   WORD FOR   IT.     TRY IT AND SEE FOR YOURSELF THAT  CPYLON   TEA    RESERVES ITS N\Md A5  THK finest PROOUCEO.  WU, I L.WM     1 Ct\   ,N FACT ,T I3 JUST wttAT Y0U WaNT_ "  Load Paoka :os. s3 30i 40i 60ana oao  PEACE MEASURES.  What is arbitration, pa ?  Well, it ia a   good thing for you,  Tommy.  : When your mother wants to  dows   open to get my   breath.   I had   whip you'I coax her off, amd when I  ANNUAL   MEETING.  The sixty-sixth Annual Meeting- of the SharehuMers of this Company -was held al  its offices in this city at noon on Friday last, the 23rd inst.  The President, Hon. Geo. A Cox, occupied tne chair, and Mr. P. II. Sims, who  was appointed to act as Secretary, read the following  ANNUAL ADDRESS.  Tih������ Directors have pleasure in pre- reinsurance, showed not premium resenting the sixty-sixth. Annual ite- ceipts of upwards ot one and a half  port embrstoing the financial state- million dollars. TJij most encourag-  monLs of tha Company to the 31st Be- ing features in connection with the  oamber,  1893. past  year's    transactions    were    the  Tihdre has been a satisfactory growth steady and continued growth of the,  in the premium income for the year in Canadian fire business, and tho very  the fire ajid marine branches.' The moderate losses which have been sus-  Canadian fire business has shown ex- tained in the Dominion. While the  ccptionally favorable results, and there general experience of companies do-  tew be-on a imoderale profit on the ma- ing business in this country had been  rine business written during the year, favorable, owing to the firo losses  In the United States, however, this having been considerably below the  Company has, in commua with all o(h- average of preceding years, the ex-  ers doing business there, suffered from perience of this company had been ex-  th>e una ually heavy fire losses that cepiionally so. From reports of the  hlave occurred in several of the larg- business in    Canada    that  have been  AfflAZfflfi DISCOVERY  Btartlina: Decrease in the Num.  bar of Deaths From Kidney  Diseases.  i' tnlerrMlne     Inwatlsutlon    at       Perth ���������  Jllr.irlf or .Modern  Science ��������� ItHenie  BHng Wiped Ont hy Oodd's Kidney  I'llla���������Tlie ������'a.se of Owen Byrne.  - Perth; March 5.���������There has been, a  remarkable falling-off in the number  of deaths in this district, of late. So  noticeable has this decrease become  that it had tho result of causing'sev-'  oral interested persons to investigate  as to tho cause. This investigation  has revealed the fact that the falling-  off has been entirely in Kidney Diseases,   i  This disclosure led to further investigation, to discover why tho number of deaths from Kidney Diseases  should deorease, while those from other causes remain at about the same  figure, especially aa it was known that  cine out of every ton deaths are caused by Kidney Disease in some form.  This discovery startled  the  investigators somewhat.    For    tho   decroase  was  traced, in   overy  case,   to Dodd's  Kidney Pills.   It was found that a few  years ago, before this medicine was introduced, the recoveries from Brighl's  Disease,-  Diabetes,    Lumbago,    Rheumatism,    Sciatica,  Neuralgia, Paraly-  ���������   sis, Gravel, Stone in the Bladder, Urinary, and Bladder Diseases, Bloc'd Impurities,    Diseases    of-    Women;  and  Hoaxt Disease    was    very rare.    But  Bince Dodd's Kidney  Pills have come  into general use  these diseases never  prove fatal, when tho pills are used.   ���������  In proof of this olaim, Owen Byrne of  Perth, states that  ho was completely  cured    of Kidney     Disease by Dodd's  Kidney Pills. He  suffered for a  long  period, and no other remedy did him  any good.     His  sufferings were very  distressing, and he was in   a  totally  hope Ipsa state, when  he began   to use  Dodd's Kidney Pills.     They curcld him  In  a few weeks. This, is only  ono-','. of  hundreds of cures- in thisr county.   ,  given up, in despair of'ever being cured till 1 heard of your preparation���������  Catarrhiozono. I have used it and aim  now- perfectly cured���������thanks to your  wonderful medicine. I recommend it  as a positively sure cure for Asthma."  Gatarrh-o-zon������ is a guaranteed cure  for Catarrh, Asthma, and Bronchitis.  Sold by all druggists. Trial outfit  sent for 10c in stamps by Nj C. POL-  SON &. CO., Kingston, Ont., Proprietors.  If ih)o hens form a trust they (will  prdhafoly try to control, the ������gg plant.  BRITISH-AMKRICA ASSURANCE CO.  The   sixty-sixth   annual meeting of  shareholders    of    tho British-America  Assurance Company, held on     Friday  last, developed a most satisfactory report from' the director's.   In both tho  fire and marine    branches  the losses  have been comparatively light, and the  net  profits  on  the increased business  of   the year enables  tho directors  to  pay    the- regular   dividend    of 7 per  cent, and add $7,000 to the reserve. In  view, of  the year's results,  the  management    contemplate increasing    the  capital by  ?250,000, making it ������1,000,- '  000, and explore new fields for business  The  report  in    detnfil  appears  in  another coliiimn of this issue. ������  want to whip you sho coaxes me off.  Wl��������������� 1014  CALVERT'S  . Carbolic Disinfectants. Soaps, Ointment, Tooth Powders, etc., haTe been  awarded 100 rnedalo nnd diplopias for superior  excollenoe. .Their regular imc prevent infections diseases. Ask your doaler to obtain s  supply.   Lists mailed free on application. -  F. C. CALVERT & CO.,  MANCHESTER  ENGLAND.  fJHOICK CANADIAN GROWN  STRAWBERRY PLANTS.  Shipped in rt-ntilnted boxefl, wtLli plenty of moig.   Fer  Oataioxue and Pric^ List, aridresa  OHAS. H. SNOW", "StranLcrry Specialist,"  Box S, Cumuiin&i Bridge, Ont.  "BEAVER BRAND" Mackintosh  nerer hardens L ia cuarantoud Waterproof. Aalc ( r it.take no nrher. Bearer Kubbor ClothinK Co., Montreal,  permanently ourtji  Catarrh of nose,  throat, itnmaca  and bladder. SUoftllabox. Write for partioulan, The  Indian Catarrh Cure Co., MS St. James-������t., Montreal.  Tha first .step is often so expensive i hat you can't afford to take tho  second.  TO CORK A COLD BIT OVB DAT  Take Lax-atiro Bromo Quinine Tablets'. AD  drnegiata refund the money if it falls to onro,  S5c.     K. W. Q-roTo'a signature is on each bos  Many a -man who humbly speaks of  his own Insignificance gets' mad If  other people refer to it.  Mills, Mills & Hales  Barristers.oto.. removed  to Wesloy Bldgs., Rioh-  mond St. W..Toronto.  Carters 0(LLD CURE 10������- "iireain n jiffy.   P. Ue-  OormaOK k Co., Agente, Montreal.  THE DES M01HE8 INOUBATOR-Bost and cheapest  ,0. Roiland, sole agent for the Dominion.  Send 3ot  itamp for oatalogue.   373 St. Paul Street, Montroal  er citi'os  This net profit on the year's transactions, $02,038.39," has beon sufficient  to pay tho uoual-half-yearly dividends  at the rate of 7 per cent, per' annum,  and, aifter writing o-f an amount to  cover depreciation in oflice furniture  and securities, to provide for an addition of nearly $7,000 to the Reserve  fund, which now amounts to ������577,087.-  01. The reserve to cover the estimated liability on unexpired policies has  been increased to meet the additional  amount at risk, and is more than an  ample provision, acoording to the Company's experiences, to meet losses that  will accrue upon polioies in force al tha  enct of the yc<\r.  In view' of the increased business of  the Company and the contemplated enlargement of its field of operations,  tho Directors deem the present an opportune time to increase Hue capital  stock, as contemplated In its act of  incorporation, to ������1,000,000. A bylaw will be submitted to tho meeting  to authorize the issue of ������250,000 additional stock, to be allottod pro rata  to present shareholders at a premium  of 15 per cent.  SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT.  Total cash income .   .     . '61,022,2-19.88  Total   expenditure,   including     appropriation     for  lasses under adjustment. 1,500,210,09  Dividends  declared   .  Total assets .   .  Total, liabilities.  ���������9  G2,OS8.80  52.5CO.00  .51,473.536.03  .   115,849.01  HARRIS  O'KEEFE'S Wro  RiT.or IVIALT  Iniicorabsi and Strongthent.  LLOYD WOOD, Toronto, OENBBAX AGENT.  :������-������a.3rsB Sox>an,  LBAD, COPPER, BRASS!  Wholesale only.   Long- Distance TeIephonal7SB.  WILLIAM  ST.,  TORONTO.  POULTRY, BUTTER, ECC8, APPLE8.  and other PRODUCE, to eniura belt remits oonslgn to  The DawQori Commission  Co.,  Limited,  Cor. West-Mnrkot & Oolborna St., Toronto,  COMMON SENS! KILLS Roscues, Bed j  Bags, Rata and Mloe.   Sold by all [  DrORffliM, or SSI Qaeen W. Toronto.  Surplus to policyholders .51,327,037.04  The President in moving the adoption of the report, said .that it was  gratifying to be able to refer to the  satisfactory growth during the year  in the income of the Company, which,  after  deducting    amounts    paid    for  published,  it  appears  that   the average     ratio  of  losses  to  premiums  of  ail    companies      reporting    to      the  Doani'Diou  Government    had    been 50  per cent.   The British America was 48  per cent.   In the United States, on the  other hand, the general experience, as  well as that of this Company! had been  much   less satisfactory,  the  fire   loss  having been far in eriesa of .Ihose of  aycrage years, and the loss resulting  from the Compo/ny's operations in that  field had materially-reduced the total  profit  of    the   ������year.   In  tho marine  braaoh,  he  wae  pleased   to  say   that  the results of the past year 'had beoa  such as io justify tho action of tho Dir- ���������  ectors in continuing   the' business of  this department,  notwithstanding llio  adverse experience of previous years,  and so far as can be judged from the  present outlook as to rates and) general  conditions of marine underwriting, the prospeots for the present year  appeared encouraging in thisj branch.  The President also referred to tho establishment of    business    connections  at points beyond the limits oCOsnada  and the,United States, where favorahla  openings might present themselves.  The Report was adopted, and a bylaw was passed providing for an increase of capital stock of the Company  to one > -million dollars, by.  the allotment      of ���������      two      hun  dred nnd fifty thousand dollars  new slock to shareholders in Ihe proportion oi one share to every three  shares held by thorn.  The following gentlemen wore reelected to serve as Directors for the  ensuing yinr:���������Hon. Geo. A. Cox, J.  J. Kenny, Hon. S. C. Wood, Thomas  Long, John Hoskin, Q.C.. I, L.-D., II. M.  P-ellat, R. Jaffray, A. Myers and B.  W. Cox.  At a meeting of the Uourd held subsequently  Mr. Geo. A. Co.v    w.is    re- '  elected President and Mr. J. J. Kenny  "Vice-President.  Before marriage a woman worries  because she is single and after marriage she worries because she isn't.  La Tosoana, lOo    reliance cig^s  ba  iuova.ua,    iuu      J.'ACTORY.Montro.i  A bachelor: says a wife is undoubtedly! a good thing to hnva around Ihe  hlause���������to Maine things on when Ihuy  go wrong.  7������ tend fer ojrr  eewplole SHESf  MU8IC CATALOWE  and SPECIAL RATE  OF DISCOUNT. We  art equipped te  tupef* event MUSIC  TEAOHCRIn Canada  tVbalejr. ffisyce  S C&,  168 Ysnga 81.  TORONTO.       8HT.  SI  ���������I Fajne, of Oraaoy, que.  >      0*ar Haualaolaror.  FALLING BY THE  WAYSIDE.  -Exitcriciice* or .1Ils������lounrlr.s   l������ Hie- Hi'iirJ  of Africa.  One of lh������ pathetic sights which  hia.unt the memory of the traveller returned from t'he hefart of Africa, is the  sii'f feri'ng oC the n'atiyepprters on long  Mid "difficult journeys. Africans nre  ai lazy race, it is true, but the hard  .wxjrk of "packing" for hundreds Of  miiics over rough routes, is often too  rrliuch for strong and willing men.  We kne,w,, erays an English rniissiou-  >ry, recounting an experience of this  kind, that in every part of the thick  forest through which our way led w<������ro  enemies ..waiting for the stragglers,  ���������Wiham'1 they would at once spoar and  then steal their loads. The porters  knie.w. this perfectly well, but they' did  'not seem to mind it, and for the'sake,  : Of a lilttto nest ware, willing to risk  their livias. ,;  ; In one pa.rt.of our journey the way  led through thick forest. Hour a,ftcr  hour twe.. toiled on through the terrible heat. There seemed no air to  breathe. .Then there was the sjckea-'  1-ng'iwiawt'of water and proper -nou'r-  ishfment. not to mention the weary  Work tit urging on the porters.  W lt..������fts hard! for us, what must it  GOOD ENOUGH REASON.  Mother���������I'm Isurpriised at you I  Couldn't you tell hew-as going to kiss  you?  Daughter���������Yes, ma, but there was  no one for me to toll, except him, and  bo' know it already.  erloan Hoi Casings���������reliable ftoode at nsht pries.  PARK, BLAOKWiiXL t CO., Toronto.  CathoISo Prayer ���������VA^a'.'SS.SS:'  golmlous Picture., Statuarr, anil Chnreh Ornaments,  Kduoational Works. Mail orders receive promut attention. D. & J. 8ADLIER & CO., Montroal.  M0HTRBAL HOTEL 0IHE0T0DY.  Ths " Baimora.," Frso Bus ^kVit  Hotel Carsfa^^^r/.';;"^:  C.T.H. Station, Montreal. He" Ca������ ilakefc Co., Prop'e.,  MoQ 111���������College Avenua..  r������mllr Hotel rates J1.50  per day.  THE necessity of using- Paint fer  any purpose, you will be interested, in... .  because they are the best paints  you can secure, and all the best  dealers have them.    Ask for them.  A. RAMSAY & SON,  MONTREAL,  The Paint Makers.  1  AVENUE HOUSE  8T. JAMES' H0TEL~Pwov,,'tat������-,E-B- "J?**  w.. w....._~, "���������'"���������*> two blookr from O. P.  Ballwar. rlrst-elau Ouuimerolal Bouse. Uedern lat-  ffOToaeata���������ilaUs aiedcrata.  A PATimirs. JOKE.  I met an old enemy of yours to-day,  Robort.  I didn't know I had' one. father. Who  ���������was it ? ���������  Your  Udlor's bill.  : To nitrodiioo Dr. Ddiu ������ ' oa'.n Pills (or rnakinj- bluorl  lor pale iwoiilo, .female weakikuscs, llror und kidm-r  diseime, norroiunops, u-enkne's of the system, etc., wo  givi! HI.EE your choice of a Hk Clold Plated Watoh.  plain or oiieravod, or n Run Motal Watch, Lsdiiw' or  tlt-nts reltbale time keeper, n-urr.-vnte,l5 yean*.  .The pilU are 35c per boi���������$3.50 for 10 lioxps S*nd  tnm amount und you will receiro 10 boios and the  watch ; or write for particulars.  Agents wanted in every town and oily.  THE DR. DENT PILL 00.,  28 Ailelaid,; St , West,  Toronto, Ont.  For tho very Best send four work to the  " BRITISH AMERICAN DYEIN6 CO."  Look for scent in your town, or send dlreet.  Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec  AGENTS WANTED.  T7o wa'it, Kooil, Rici.iiBLt, r.NKBOitTio man in  "unrepresented districts" throughout tho Dominion to  sell our stock for investment, This stock guarunteu  good dividends payable half yearly, or adding to investment; also to secure applications for good loans. We  pay liberal cominblsiona.   Apply,  Sun Savings and Loan Company,  Toronto.  UACK-NEY STALLIONS  J'OR   feAl.E-1 bay   twe-  "       year-otds;   coaching   typo:   h'j,'h   action;   size,  fashionable breeding; Prices icibouablc.  rane, Hilhurat Station, Que  M. II. Coch-  ^U  M.ohlgan Land for Sale.  a eeo aoms aooo farminq lanos-arenao  vf losoo, Ogemavr and Orawford Counties. Title por.  feot. On Mlohigan Oantral, De^Tolt A. 3(aokinao and  Loon Lake Railroads, at prices langlng from %1 to J5  Kr aera.   Theso Lands are Olose to Bntsrprisinf New  >wns, Ohurohes, Sohools, eto., and will be soldon    osl  reasonable terms.   Apply to  B. M. PIKRCE, Agent, West Bay City, Mloh.  Or J. W. CURTIS, Whittemore, Mloh.  -feks  THB Following SECOND-HAND MACHINERY:  1 ha* been used but littlo; is practioftUy as good ai  new; will be sold cheap: 1 Garvin Hand Miller; 1  Emery Steeid; 1 I.atho, 4 foot lied, ; I Blissdalc Laliie,  6 foot; 2 Onueka, 12 in.: 1 Power Haok Saw; 3 Tulio  Vices, Iron i'edestat ; 1 T.argc Polishing Jack; 1 Speed  Latho: 2Spoke Threading Machines; 1 Engine Lathe;  62 Split Pulleys of different sizes; 5 Block Pu'lcys.  Apply.to K. \V NKSBITT, Woodstook, Ont.  TUB MOST NUTRITIOUS.  '/fedir  *Ctucd, A  GRATEFUL���������COMFORTING.  __ JREAKFAST  To the Odorless Crcmstory OlosU Co.,  Hamilton, Ont  Dr.All Sin���������About s year ago I bought from you on  of ymir Odor.oM Crematory Closets and ttsve since used  it  constantly  in my private ropiitence with  splendid  satisfaction.   Iain so well pleased wl:h it that you can  shin me another lit once for my hotel.   Your.-i very truly.  J. H. March, Markrtale, Out.  The   following- are   the  names  of  a  few prominent citizens who are using-  this  closet, and  from whom wo have  very  flattering testimonials:  Dr. D.  L.  Thompson, Toronto, Ont.  Dr.   McGlaughlan,   Bowmanville,   Ont. .  Dr. M. L. Dixon, Frankville.'Ont.  Dr.  C.  P.  Ferguson,  Kemptville.  Ont.  Dr: Ulria Gabourg,  Plantaganet, Ont.  Judge   A. C. Chathvink.  Guelpli, Ont.  C. J. Jtickle,  R.A.. Chosley, Ont.  Rev. John -Downie, Watford, Ont.  L. Dnmpier, Mgr.  K.ink of Commerce.  Strathroy,  Ont.  Peter-Hope, merchant.  Perth,, Out..'  Jaa  Moffatt,  merchant,  Air.tiprst,  K.-S  For cuta-'osuc and price \W. write fi>  The OdorleeG Crematory filosol Co ,  rtamil'oii. Ont.  PI,  tSt������  izZl H  THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, MARCH 24, tgo'o.  MOUNTAIN   ECHOES.  Mining news is simply nil this week.  Our fool bailors are talking of getting  ready for kicking again.  Lower)- says the Columbian Specialty show ix a rotten concern, ami lie  ought to know.  A cur snapping at your heels and always running the~other way when you  turn is very interesting.  , A write-up of Tom Milne'H patent  Las appeared in the hist Scientific  American, giving it great, praise.  Joe Martin has tried to get an undertaker into his cabinet and failed. The  electors will find one for him later on.  Those seriously injured in the slide  of Sunday week, are doing nicely under  medical treatment, and will soon be  around again.  An incendiary fire destroyed more  than hull' the town of Kuskonook on  Wednesday lust. Many people are left  homeless .and penniless.  <* Bro. Lowery announces tint he is  going to move- the Ledge irom New  Denver to Nelson. We always knew  "Jack-leg" papers would have to go.  The Americans at Cape Some seem  resolved on firingo������nt all Canadians the  Bamc as'the Coeur d'Aleners here would  fire out all aliens, except then selves.  The bright sunny days ot'   the past  fortnight' have diminised considerably  the snow, Sunnyside being'now almost  ���������   clear, and the robin once again  gives  his cheering song.  See the press   notices, of the   Fisk  Jubilee Singers.   They will appear in  , Virginia hall,  Sandon, Tuesday evening,  April 3rd,   under the auspices of  the;Methodist church.  Mr. Main has taken the Lloyd house  and Mr. Barron and Rev. Ferguson  have taken another further up the  gulch;.They all expect to have immunity from slides in^their new homes.  If.-any one .pffers-you a cheap imita-  tion of or substitute for Dr. Fowler's  Extract of Wild Strawberry, refuse it.  Many of these cheaoly prepared Diarrhoea^ remedies are highly dangerous  and should bo avoided.  It is whispered that the provincial  elections will be hold in June; and as,  from the way things are turning, Con-  , aervatives will appear in all tlfe constituencies, )t is time a convention was  called for the Slocan.  If the Enterprise accident had occurred a couple of weeks ago it would  be credited to the operations of inexperienced workmen; but as a first-class  foreman, is now in charge the .opportunity for a count has been spoilt.    -:  A Good Thing.���������Our great grandmothers' garrets contained the same  herbs of all healing found in Karl's  Clover Boot .Tea. They gave our ancestors strength.-kept the blood pure,  and will do the same for you if you say  so. Price 25 cts^ and 50 cts.' Sold by  McQueen, the Druggist.  Tomlinson's show on Wednesday  night, though his pictures were good,  ���������was a disappointment to those who  ���������went to see the Transvaal scenes, as  it is doubtful if even the one or two  shown ever saw South Africa. Showmen 'staouId travel on their merits and  not fake popular subjects.  Worse Than Wae.���������Hundreds are  tilled in war, but hundreds of thousands are killed by consumption.  There would beno deaths at all caused  by this terrible disease, it people, could  be made to understand "that Shiloh's  Cough and Consumption Cure is a sure  remedy if taken in the early stages.  25cts., 50cts. and $1.00 a bottle.' Druggists will refund the money if a cure is  not effected. Sold at McQueen's Drug  Store.  John Houston's paper says the W. F.  of M. have been graciously pleased: to  allow the miners of Rossland to work  on contract, and for which liberty that  paper throws its hat in the air. With  a law preventing the men from working more than eight hours a day, no  matter! what the inducements, and a  foreign corporation controlling their  method of working, the miners of B. C.  must think they are a highly privileged people, and the choice one of  their own creating.  The concert given last night in the  West End Methodist church by the  Fisk Jubilee Singers was a very successful and enjoyable one. The programme, as arranged and rendered by  the singers, was excellent, and well did  they sustain their renown as ranking  among" the most pleasing and entertaining of singers. Each and every  piece seemed more attractive than the  preceding one, and many were the encores which were responded to.���������Montreal Daily Star, Jan. 27, 1900.  It is  said that a number of  Coeur  d'Aleners now in the country intend to  < take ou' their papers to become British  subjects.    The service of blue papers  on a few of them would best serve the  country's  interests.   It appears  to lis  ,, that the authorities ought, in the coun-  ' try's interest, to hunt up in the Coeur  d'Alene country the records of all these  applicants, and prevent those   whose  records there made them undesirable,  from   becoming   undesirable   citizens  here. The attention of our judges called  to this matter .would have a salutary  effect.  ,We want good, reliable settlers  for   citizens,   whether    American   or  European, but questionable characters  ef   the dynamite   and riotous   order  should be given their conge.  Silverton is going.to have a fine new  14. 0. church.  The Misses McKinnon have opened  a millinery store in Aid. Crawford's  building.  Bawhlding around town is over for  the season. A little is still being done  in the hilla.  D11. Low's Woism Strut io pleasant  to take, always ell'ectual, and 11s it carries its own cathartic there is no need  of giving CiiBtor Oil or any purgative  afterwards.  John Houston is veering around to  support Joe Martin and Martin candidates. Ye gods and small lishes, you  sliall see all this come to pass in less  than the fullness of time. ���������  For coughs of young or coughs of  old, Wood's Norway Fine Syrup is tho  best remedy sold. For cold in the  head or cold in the chest, there's nothing like it, it beats ail the rest.  Is Tins I'ljAis Enough ?���������If you have  a nagging cough and are losing flesh,  go to a drug store and get a bottle of  Shiloh's Consumption Cure. Take two-  thirds of it, and then, if you are not  benefitted, return the bottle to the  druggist, and ho will return your  money. Isn't ihat fair? No one could  ask more. 25c, 50c. and $1.00 a bottle.  Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  Bushels of Money���������Thrown away by  women annually in the purchase of  cosmetics, lotions and powders, none of  which ever accomplish their object.  Beamy depends on healthy blood and  good digestion, such as Karl's Clover  Boot Tea guarantees you for 25 cts. an.l  50 cts. per package. Take it and we  guarantee-your complexion. Sold by  McQueen the Druggist.  The necessity for wide exits to all  opera houses, and other buildings in  which people congregate, was fully apparent at Spencer's hall the other  night. The picture film caught lire in  some mishap, and had not the operator  thrown it out while burning, where in  the front entrance it was stamped put,  a large tire and a stampede, in which  women and children might have been  crushed to death, would have followed.  To all these buildings -there should  be plenty of escapes with signs over  them so that all can force their way  out in case ol a fire in a short time,  even in deep excitement  The Fisic Jubilee Singers���������the original company���������arc the best travelling  organization of the kind, their specialty being ensemble singing, wholly  free'from the coarseness which seems  almost inseparable from the so-called  minstrelsy of oilier troupes heard in  the city. Nearly every number orrthe  program was encored, except a couple  of the earliest selections, and these  were- beautifully sung, in part pianissimo, as -much deserving of a recall  as some of the others. However, the  most artistic effort of the night must  be placed to the creditof Mrs. Porter-  Cole, whose skillful use of her soprano  in the well known Mascheroni solo,  "For all Eternity," gave great pleasure  to those who admire clear enunciation  in the singing voice."���������Winnipeg Tribune, Feb. 10, 1900.,  LIMITED.  PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO,  CANADA.  Established in 1892.  II. S5YERS fr CO.  Jobbers and Retailers in  twgrasgrsaaTflgssi^ra  At Sandon, Rossland, Kelson, KasIo; Pilot Bay and Three Forks.  Sandon. Slocan City.      , '    -  "     FOR OVERFlfTi YEARS.  Mrs. Winslow's-Soothing- Syrup Has been  used by millions of mothers for tUeir children  while teething. If disturbed at night and  broken of your rest, by a sick child, suflering  andcrying with pain o������ cutting teeth. Send  at once aud get a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's  Soothing Syrup" Tor children teething. It  will relieve the poor little suilerer immediate  ly. Depend upon it, mothers, there is no  mistake about it. It cures diarrucea, regulates  the stomach and bowels, cures Wind Colic,  soltens the gums and reduces Inflammation,  and gives tone and energy to the system.  "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for children  teething is pleasant to the taste and is the  prescription  oi  one of the oldest and best  _ The Great Engli.h licme&y.   "  <SBw     Sold and recoini, ?:;ded by all  ������.) druggists in Canaci:i.  Only reli-  "' able medicine discovered.   Six  _ ._   _ _ packages guaranteed lo crre all  tonus ot Sexual Weakness, all effce:.-; ol abuse  or excess, Mental Worry, Ercessivo v^o of Tobacco, Opium or 8timulant8. Mailed <���������������������������' receipt  ot price, one paotage $1, six, $5 Ow m.l please,  tixwiUcure. Pamphlets free to nnv "klress.  Tlio Wood Company. \V-    . >r, Ont.  Sold in Sandon by F.J. Donaldson,  and the McQueen Co., DruggLts.    v  FOR RENT.  HO I III, RTCO���������65 rooms, well furnished, stnm heated  electric lights, hot and cold w.iter  HOT i:L GOOnnxOUGH -35 room*, best furnished hotel  in the Kootenij s, stc uit he ited, clt-Ctric lights, \\ ill rcinodil to  .suit ten hit  ���������"rcnODlIN'OUGHSTOUE���������34\70, with ct liar siwc size,  steam hmtid, electric lights  SAMJON STEAM UAUN'DRV���������In lirst-clis-, running  order. His Pulton wheel fur power, and enn be run it moderate e\i>uis<'     Kent chin[)  STORKS AND On-ICUS.��������� In the Hank building, water,  steam he it ind electric lights  OM" SIOKC���������In the Virguui block, large plate gl.iss,  front,iiicluchng w.iter.ind bte.uu he.it  OITICI1S.���������In Virgin, t block, $15 per month, includint,'  w.iter, t>te uu heat ind electric lights  ONE STAI.L.E.���������Tor 12 horses, = story     Clicip.  TIM: QUEliV I-ODGIN'G HOUSE-3 snidll stores, and  hung rooms on second storj , thmp  . SLVEM   riRSl -CI-AsS   LIVING   ROOMS ���������Second  story, opposite Clifton hntise^Llectrirhghtb.  TWO S'JORV I.UILDI.NO��������� Next dooMoabo\e. 2 binall  stores ind living rooms on second lloor.  FIRST CLASS PLUMl^NG SIIOI'.���������Including 52,500  stock of tools md fittings, ind good-will of the Waterworks Co  and business  1'IKIM'ROOr CliLI-AR ���������Opposite Kootemy lioteL-  .FIRSTCLASS TWO STORY HARN���������30x80  ,   OM- CO TTAGI-��������� 4 rooms, next door west of comiqiie,  $10 per month  :     Sever d   other  cott.iges  md  buildings   furnished and u 11  urnished   to rent, or Sell, or t\ ill build to suit tenants  1    Apply to J. M   HARRIS, Virguui block Suidon, 1I.C  CERTIFICATES OF IRIPROVEIViENTS  NOTICE.  Lily  Slinoral  Claim, situate in the Slocan  Jllninfi division of West Kootenay ilih-  trict.   Where located:   North Fork Cai-  penter creek.  Take notice that 1, William A. Bauer, acting  as agent for .lohn JlnoQuillan. Free Miner's  Certificate No. B 17031, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply lo tho Mlninjr  Recorder lor a Certificate ol Improvement!,,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  tho above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commenced betore the  Issuance ot such Certificate o! [raprovoincnl*.  Dated this Sth day ot February, l'JOO.  WILLIAM A. BAUER, P. L. S.  NOTICE.  Ferry No. 2 Mlncinl Claim, situate in  the  Slocan  Mining division of West Kootenay uistnet.    Where   located:    Wilson  cieek.  Tultp notice that I, William A. Bauer, acting as agent for Slacun   Lake Mining Coin-  pan- , Limited. Free  Miner's Certificate No.  B  nOSi,   intend,  sixty  days Irom   tho date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Uocordor for a  -  ���������          Certificate ol improvements, for the purposo  lemalephysicians and nurses in tho United   of obtaining  a Crown   Grant on  Ihe abovo  States. Price twenty-live cents a Lottie,  Sold by all druggists throughout the world.  Be sure and ask tor"Mrs. Winslow'sSoothing  Syrup." .  Bakers' Bad  claim.  ������������������' And liirthcr take notice thai action, under  Section :)7, must be commenced before tho  issuance of such Ceitificateot Improvements.  Dated this 18th day ot January, 1'MIO.  WILLIAM A. BAUF.U. P. L. S.  s.  Wo little know tho toil and  hardship that those who make  tho "Stair of L,ifo." undergo.  Long hours in superheated  and poorly ventilated workrooms is hard on the system,  gives tho kidneys moro work tlitin they  can properly do, throws poison into the  system that should bo carried off by these  dalieate filters.   Thon the hack gets bad���������  Not much use applying liiiimuuts and  plasters.   You must roach tho Kidneys to  euro the back.    DOAN'S Kidney Pills  euro all kinds of Bad Backs by restoring  the Kidneys to healthy action.  Mr. Walter Buchanan, -who has conducted a bakery in Sariiia,-Ont., for the  past 15 years, says:  "For a number o������ yenra previous to tiikinc  Donn's Kidney Pills I sn!r>red a uratt deal from  acuto pains across tlio������i;u;ll of my back, pnins in  tho hack of my hend, dizziness, weary feolinc and  rjmmrnl dobllity. From the first few doses of  Do;m'8 Kidney Pills I comi������ancetl to improve, and  I have continued until I lim to-day a-.veil man.  I linvo not cot a pain or nebo about me. My hoad la  clear; tho urinary difllcultios all cone; my sloop ia  refreshing' and my health, is bettor now than lor  years."  NOTICE.  Reliance, r entle Annie, Bessie, Anchor, Century V . etion and Elaghar Fiaction Mineral Ci. .ms situate in the Slocan Mining  dlvihioc of We������t Kootenay district.  Where located: About thiec-quarters of  amilr. north of Bear Lake.  Take notice that I.W.fi.Drew-rv.FireMlnci's  Certitlcate No. 1$ IttoOS, Intend, blxly days irom  tho date hereof, to apply to the AUnlng  Recorder tor Certificates of Improvements,  lor the purposeof obtaining a Crown Grant  of each of the abovo claims.  And further take notice that action, under  Section .'17, must bo commenced beloro tho  Issuance of such Certificate ol Improvements.  Dated this 11th day of January, 11100.   :  W.S. D'UEWltY. '  CUKES CROUP.  Every mother knows how dangerous  croup is. On the first Bigns of the  croupy cough use Hagyard's Yellow  Oil J It will cure this dangerous disease when nothing else will. Price  25 cts.  ������������������ -    NOTICE.  Kstis'.la,   Betsy  lio.ss, Lost Tiger and Link  Fraction  Mineral Claims, situate In the  Slocan Mining dlvlHion ol WestKootenay  district.       Wliero  located:       On  Silvor  mountain.  Take notice that I, \V. S. Drewry, acting as  agent for Herman tjlevor. Free Miner's Certificate No. B 13S70, Intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  lor Certificates of Improvements,   lor  the  purposeol obtaining a Crown Grant ol each  of the above claims.  And further take notice that,action, under  Section 37, must be commenced.beloro  the  is-mnuce  of such  Certificates   of Improvements.  -...-..  Dated this 6th day of March, lflOO.  W.S. DREWRY.  NOTICE.   . ;  Merrlmac Mineral Claim, situate in the Slocan  Mining division of West Kootenay  district.      Where  located:      On. Silver  mountain,   adjoining  the   Marion  and  Convention Claims.  .  Take notice that I, W. S Drewry, actlnsr as  agent for Geo. D. Long, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 13957, and A. C. Allan, Free Miner's  Certificate  No. B  13813.  intend,   sixty days  from tho date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate ol Improvements,  lor the purposo oi obtaining a Crown Grant  of the above claim. ���������" ���������'   ��������� ���������.  . ���������    ���������  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be-commence! before the  issuance of such Certificated Improvements.  Dated this 12th day ol February.  W.S. DREWRY.  THE HOTEL  Nakusp.  Renovated in all appointments.  A good table always.  Choicest liquors and cigars in the bar.  Mrs. Snowman, Proprietress.  T' Hails and Track Iron,  Crow's Nest Coal,  B,tr and Sheet Iron,  Jessnp & Canton Steel for Hand and  Machine Drills,  Powder, Caps, Fuse, ���������  Iron Pipe and Fittings,"  Oils,. Waste, Etc.,       ' ���������   .  Mine or Mill Supplies of all kinds.  Agents Truax Automatic Ore Cars.  Head Office-  Stores at-  -Nelson B. C.  Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo,B.C.   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