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 ifc____i_*i_&������_-.^^  fj_w_-7.s_.ir.iv.-  If  ft  *< _-  _r   ���������- W  VOL. 3.      NO. 18.  SANDON. B. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1899.  FIVE CENTS.  Interesting Description of Sandon by  tie Pen of Walter Scott of the  Regina Leader.  ,.     The Regina Leader that had many  ,   lengthy articles on the summer trip to  the west has'this in a   late issue oa  Sandon:  "Early Wednesday morning we were  again on the rail, the destination being  Sandon, distant from Kaslo, 28 miles.  A number of ladies and gentlemen of  Kaslo accompanisd us.    The K. __ S.  road is a narrow-gauge line, and  the  verdict regarding it was that the K. &  S. was the most picturesque and remarkable road we had got upon in the  course   of  our travels.     There   were  places ,upon it almost terrifying.   At  , one point the train was stopped to permit of a better view.   The car steps  actually overhung the precipice, and  standing upon them one, looked down  the sheer face of a precipice 1050 feet  high.   On the other side of the train  was a wall of rock towering 100 feet  above us.  discussed question there,was the eight-  hour law adopted by the legislature of  the province at- its last session. The  prevailing wage had been $3.50 for a  10-hour day, and the mine owners objected to paying, that rate for the eight-  hour day. On the other hand the miners refused to accept less than S3.50 for  eight hours' work. And so the case  stood:���������and work on many properties  was abandoned. 7 This condition was  felt seriously at Sandon and all through  the Slocan district. A common opinion among men who might claim to  be.disinterested, being neither mine  owners nor miners, was that while  much could be urged in favor of the  law, yet it had been adopted a little  too early. Such a large proportion of  the properties were in the experimental  stage���������so much of the work being done  _ . 1 i-        t -  WILL CLOSE.  It Is Expected That   the   Mine  Owners  of the Siocan Will Tie Up Their  Properties Indefinitely.  We have not the authority of the  SiJvor-Lead Mine Owners Association  of B: C. for it, but, nevertheless, we  have it from parties who know what  they are talking about that contrary  to the prophesy that the mines were to  open on the 1st inst. they will all close  up on the 15th, and remain closed until they can hire men at $3 00 a day.  This decision our informant says has  . ....       ....  was in the nature of development been brought about, principally by  rather than regular mining, that it was recent actions of the Miners' Union in  believed it would have been better for their interference with-, men working  some time to leave the question of the and men arriving tcrwork, Our in-  day's length as a matter of private con- formant further says" that the associa-  tract between the owners and miners, tion have decided to manage their own  The law preventing aliens taking up properties instead of ; having them  placer claims of course does affect managed for them by men, whose  Southern British Columbia to any ex-' chief occupation seems to be agitation,  tent, but the people there all appear to This decision will cover most of the  hold   an opinion   regarding   the law,   principal properties   between the two  or ever expects to receive, one cent  from any one in the province outside  of legitimate,payment for the ordinary  business of the office. The insinuation  that the paper is not now owned by the  named proprietors is of a' piece with  the rest of the inuendo.  As an afterthought we might add  that/though we are not in a.lluence we  have never had to stoop, like the Gulchite, to do others out of a job, to tricks  that are a disgrace to the profession.  What would the miners think if they  knew their would-be champion (though  only in a one-sided way) in business  went dead against their principles ?  Would they brand him as the thing  they despise, and which he is se free to  call others���������a "scab?". Would they  admit, if proof were given, that even  an enthusiastic heeler might be unworthy their trust, and' that those advocating justice and equal favors for  oil       ry,n���������       I . U',.._  .--.--      r.._ .       .,     n       -���������"  IWIf.ES AND MINIS.  all   may   be their true friends?   We         ��������� _ .__,-...*__ v.-. ,���������.  fact that there has hot been a'fatal accident on this road since it w.-ts opened  to preserve ��������� a, feeling of safety in the  mind of the passenger.   A speed of 12  miles an hour  is  not exceeded, and  every   precaution  is taken to  guard  against mishaps.   The Kaslo & Slocan  By. is an independent line, owned by  the   Kootenay Railway & Navigation  Co.; which company owns also the Bed-  lingtou _. Nelson By.,   the Kootenay  Valley Ry.   and the   Kaslo & Lardo-  Duncan Ry.   Col. W. N. Brayton, the  general land agent of the company, accompanied us; to Sandon and proved a  mine of  information.   Our train ran  into Sandon to pick up Mayor Pitts  with a   committee,  and the   Sandon  brass band, and  then backed out and  switched upon a lino running  two or  three miles  iurther up the gulch to a  place called Cody, from where we could  see a number oi mines���������that is to say, I  tho buildings   at the   mouths   of the  mines���������among these being  tho "Last  Chance," very well named,  because it  is thousand, of Icet above tne railway  hne,   laid   in   fact   quite among   the  clouds.... Arriving back at Sandon we  were treated to a capital meal at the  Reco.   The band, which  had accompanied us up to Cody and enlivened the  trip wilh music, playod several more  selections  while we  were   at   dinner.  Later a meeting was held at  the city  hall, at which   jM-iyor Pitts   presided.  Alter making a speech of welcome the  Mayor called upon  Editor Cliffe of the  Milling Review (and formerly of Brandon, Mini.)   who road   tho   address of  welcome."   Thou followed the address  which appeared in Tlie Review at' tho  time ol tne Press visit.   Contiuning he  says :  ".Further welcoming speeches were  made by other oit'zens, and several  member, of our party replied. The  meeting over, down -he narrow "main  street, the Sandon lire brigade gave ah  exhibition run, which was very interesting. 7   _: V' . " . ;  Here as at other places we met several old acquaintances,- -Id Regina  1 ciends, notably . Mr. and Mrs. J_>. J.  Rob.it.on and the Main' Brother..  Mr..J.-_b_r.���������.oii is proprietor of a prosperous furniture business, , and, tlio  Messrs. A.ain'B-oa.'.... in tne wholesale  liquor,-trade. Mrs. Kpberlsqu was particularly, delighted to see some Regina  luces. ,  Besides being the-centre-of an enormously rich'mineral section,.Sandon is  P-rlni]..; 'in'-its'.location, and surroutid-  >'igs pnu ol" the most unique towns that  ever������������������e.-igi.ed.-   Squeezed'iu'by towering  lUf.untaius,  3^.00 feet  above sea -level,  it pr.���������_nt.-i-the correct characteristics'  ol tho iiiuiii.g-gu.ch town  often heard  Jit but rarely, aeon.   At the bottom  of  the gulch   there is scarce room for a  single   narrow street,   and   the   back  street, aie vastly higher than the rools  ������1   'the. .buildings on main street,' or  Reco, Avenue; as it is named.   Sandon'a  growth is necessarily  an upward one.  I'1 Sandon it is not unusual for a building with a three or four storey front to  'have a  back door , leading out. of the  the upper storey.  John M. Harris is a name.to conjure  With in ,Sandon. , He is. a.-Virginian,  and besides being an extensive mine  owner and developer, has dune, much  to improve the town. Mr.'Harris owns  the lino Reco hotel, i.n'.f has been the  main prom.iter ot the electric lighting  works una water works.      .  On thu way back to'Kaslo'wc slopped  and ]..irtooi_.pf .Hie waters of'Kemp's  nuucral. springs, claimed. to "possess  valuable m..diciiml'.quali_i.s.'7-  which opinion, so far as I could gather,  was almost unanimously adverse. It  seemed to be felt generally that the  measure was a hindrance to development, and   that it was foolish  for   a  _., ...  .hief need is men and I  capital totake a step to discourage the |  coming of either men or capital  It requires assurance of the   ment.' and .that lfc was toolish  fc  lere has not been a fatal an-  country, whose chief need is men  lakes and several  trict.  in the Nelson dis-  think the majority of the miners and  those desiring to see the interests of all  parties concerned advanced will agree  with us, if not now later. The foregoing is not idle talk, we have the word  of some honest journalists to back us  up. Newspaper "so-bbing" should be  as objectionable te fair-minded miners  as that in their own line.  The Emily Edith is putting up magnificent buildings.  ,   J. A. Whittier is   now looking over  Windermere properties.  The Corncracker, near the Fidelity,  is said to be showing up well.  All the.' men came down from the  Reco yesterday except the watchman.  The ledge in No. 1 tunnel of the Lake  Shore, at Moyie, is 12 feet wide in excellent ore.  Percy Dickenson, of Slocan City, and  associates are purchasing properties  right and left,, and pushing development work extensively.  MURDER ST VICTORIA.  "As .there See Os.  The  Body of  Mrs. Bmgs   Found   Horribly Mutilated.  Slocan City and District.  The officials   of the miners' unions  are now putting on the varnish so thick  that it will soon all fall off and  take  some of the wall  with it. "-'��������� The other  day James Martin', M.P.P., of Rossland,  the father of the eight-hour law, met a  gentleman from here to whom he said,'  "I see the miners up your way are cutting up considerable trouble���������they are  agitating, for an increase of pay under  the   eight-hour  law,  while they   are  representing that the owners are endeavoring to reduce wages.   That will  never do.   The hand drillers all down  this way are taking i-S.OO a day, and if  they do not take it in the Slocan some  change   will have to bo made in  the  law to meet, the circumstances."  The public are all beginning to see  things this way. The business of this  whole country cannot remain clogged  indeiini' ���������'ly to enable a few officials to  triumph .with, a sentiment. If the men  want ������3.50 the owners are quite willing  to pay it, if the barring legislation is  removed, and sensible representatives  will see it must bo removed to enable  the country to become developed.  Renrthe Boarding Houses.  The general opinion of the miners,  anil of   many others besides  them, is  that they all along paid; too much in  $1.00 a day for   board.   Now, as one  step towards  a solution of the present  trouble, would it not be a good idea for  the unions, ['as  they are a   corporate  body, and could do it^i. a business way,  to see if they could not rent the boarding houses,   buuk houses and all ap-I  pliances as running concerns from the  owners, aiid as an institution run; them  'themselves, hiring all   the cooks' and  servants and buying all the provisions,  etc.   If. thoy ran them to clear themselves, say at J.5.5U a  week, it would  give  the men ah extra 21 cents a day,  and be one step  toward,   an amicable  settlement  of'differences.    We  belivo  that if tho unions  as a body took over  all the boarding houses   and ran them  that- way -on  business principles . ihey  could   board   the   men   cheaper than  thoy. have been boarded,   and make a  liltie,.noney besides;'  We do not'want to be accused in this  matter' of either meddling in , other  people's business or dictating ; but aa  the idoa is a practicable one and might  easily bo made'an item in unraveling  present entanglements, it appears to us  it,is worth considering.  Victoria, B. C, Oct. 2���������Though both  Provincial and City polioe are devoting  all their energy in the endeavor to obtain   a clue to the perpetrator of the  barbarous   murder   of Mrs. Bings   on  Friday night, the affair is still a complete mystery-   There is- a disposition,  however, this morning, to attribute the  crime to Indians founded on the. finding near the scene of the crime of a can  of fish put up in Indian fashion, and  evidently brought from'the north, and  the fact  that the dead woman's" empty  nurse was   found   between  the  place  of murder   and the mooring place of  canoes of Indians in town for a brief  visit.   The dead woman's clothes bointr  carried away, and the mutiltition being  [after the fashion of infuriated Indiaus,  leads  to  the belief that a klotchman  rather than a brave did the deed.  The coroner's jury this afternoon  returned a verdict to the effect that  deceased was found murdered by some  persons unknown. They added a rider  condemning .the Indian reserve as a  menace to the public welfare and a  hiding place for undesirable characters, and desiring.'- to' call the attention of the city council and of the Dominion and Provincial governments to  these facts.  (From our own correspondent.)  Slocan   City,   Oct.   2.���������The'. second  shipment of ore - from   Slocan City for  the Industrial Exhibition was shipped  this evening to Spokane.  Slocan City was visited the past few  days, by a party of distinguished capitalists���������Ex-Senator Warner Miller, of  Herkimer, New York; Mr. James McNaught and family, of New York city,  a high official of the  N. P. Ry.;   Mr.  Heuston, of California, and Mr. Webber, of Rossland, B. C.   They were tlie  guests of Mr. Percy Dickenson  at the  Royal hotel while here.   Mr. Dickenson is evidently the representative of  this syndicate  in this suction.    They  appear to have sufficient capital for all  favorable mining opportunities.  Mr Ernest Mansfield, who developed  the Joker group at the head of Coffee  creek, is expected here this week on  his return from London, Eng.  The Slocan Star let the contract last-  week for 200 feet of new work���������-half in  tunnel and half, in a raise.   There are  for or five men at work on it.  The Tribune has had the Bosun  working a large staff for some time,  when the truth is there are but four  men altogether on the whole Bosun-  Fidelity property."  On Monday last at the Slocan Sovereign, at a vertical depth of about 300  feet, a strike of 15 inches pf clean gal-  ,ena was encountered, that runs very  'high in both'silver and lead.  Of the mines in the association, we  believe the only exception to a general  close down between now and the 15th  is the Slocan Sovereign, and they are  running to fulfil a hard and fast contract only. No new work will, however, be undertaken.  About the time of the transfer  of the Fidelity to the Bosun Company  or rather the amalgamation of the  two properties, it was reported that the  Bosun company kept secret their  knowledge of a four-foot paystreak on  the Fidelity.. It now transpires there  is not a word of truth in the statement  ���������four inches were found and that is  all.  ���������lllfjill   City' Council.  Farewell Party.  The Concentrator Trouble.  A Comprehensive Work.  After the issue of The Review last  week, ;Mr. Alexander,   of  the   Ruth,  called  on us to say. our statement of  1 the differences between'then, and the  I Minnesota Silver Company, as 'to the  concentrator site on the   Night Hawk  claim, was hot in all respects correct  He says his people   had   agreed  on a  price for the site iu question with the  Minnesota Silver Co.   and   after   the  agreement   they went to   tie K. & S.  1 and took  a lease of the same property  I from Mr; Irving  without letting, that  gentleman know anything about   the  .former'.: arrangement.     On  ihe   other  hand the contention, of the Minnesota  people-are that'it was a lease of surface  thoy Wanted,  which was vested in tho  Railway company and not in tlie own  crs of lho mineral claim,   Of.oiu.e it  1 is a point, of law and in so fur ns the  personal features of tho case are concerned Tho Review has no dwiro to in  t.rlero, aa it is nol of  pMbliomonicnt.  Our hope is, however, that the differences may yet be  so adjusted   as they  are likely to bo, that Sandon may not  lose the concentrator.   Tlio ph.ee wants  all of such iii.titutio-s it can-possibly  secure.   ���������  As a parting salute to Miss Wilson  )who left on Thursday, to take up her  residence   in Vancouver)   her friends  got up a dance party, in,Virginia hall,  where everything was arranged  for a  merry evening.   A pleasant deviation  was made from the usual course when  the guest, by request, gave a vocal selection, which was heartily encored and  responded to with a pretty ballad after  which   she,   in  a neat   littlo   speech,  thanked ber friends for their kind de  monstration   and assured   them   that,  whether   in Vancouver   or- elsewhere  they would always find her the same  Old Wils., which, as to name, some are  inclined to doubt.   A tasty lunch was  served in   the  hall,   after which   the  mazy dance was kept up until.about 2  a.m.,   when   the   pleasant   gathering  broke, up  with "Aula Lang Syne" and  "For'she's'ajolly good fellow."  Regular meeting of the city council  was held in the council chamber on  Monday evening, Oct. 2.  Present, Mayor Pitts, Aids. Crawford,  Thompso'i and McDonald.  Minutes ,of previous meeting were  read and adopted.  1    The following accounts wero recommended to be paid:���������  Sept. Salaries ?479 99  Fire Department    19 20  Pavsheet for Sept  100 00  Water and Light  105 90  Office Rent and Heat    32 00  J. E. Woods....... .....;..;...'...- 25 00  L. Doelan.      3 75  R. Cunninjr    26 _0  Courthouse Rent    15 00  Guests at the Reco.  Fred Law, Bradford, Eng.   . ,  Goo. Williamson, New Denver.  R. E.'Palmer, Rossland.  M. Guietzbugci', Vancouver. -.  II. T. Twjgg, New Denver.  AV, \V. Barton, Nelson. ��������� '���������'  ii. C. J.Andl. I..UVS.  At the,time of our visit to the t_ri.-  'ish Columbia mining districts, a much  The pamphlet that Mr. Cliffe ��������� wrote  and published on the Slocan' is now  printed and on the way here from Toronto. It consists of _5 pages of solid  matter, giving an outline of the .workings of all .shippers, dividends,'shipments, prospecting, the' geology of thc  district, and, in fact, every thing that  can be of interest to a possible investor, and has several cuts illustrative  of the district ami the workings of  mines. It is by long odds the most  'comprehensive thing, of the kind ever  'attempted in the country. Copies may  bo seen fit Chile's: bookstore, where  orders' may be loft for supj.lies, which  will arrive in a few days.  ���������'Taking Terrible Chances."  The Paystreak:  "It is being whispered arornd Sandon 'that Mr: Cliilb has received. as  much as $150 for supporting Do mine  owners' contention through the columns of the paper which lie once  owned and still .edits."  We have no desiro to take up space  in our columns lalkiug shop',. a_d have  only to say that the insinuatioi in the  above is an unmitigated falsehood,  puro and simple, inspiio'd by ������i over  dose of egotism and jealousy cosabined  We assert once for all that no die con.  nectod with The Review ever riceived,  J. P>. Me Arthur, Columbia.  R. F. Groen, Kaslo.  J. Roderick .Kobisi-tson, Nelson.  F. G. Duncan, Nelson.  Geo. Alexander, Kaslo.  F.-J..Campbell,-Nelson. '  G. IT. Dawson, Silverton.   .  W. II. Saudiford, Now Denvor.  Chas. E. Mope, Vancouver..  , Henry A. Barton, Nelson.  P. K. Courage, England. .  E. I.aiiimohueyer, Silverton.  G. IT. Ayland, New Denver.   -  J. IT. Scott, London.  Thos. C. Gray, Nelson.      ,'-  Alf. Black, S:in; Francisco.  David W. King, Now Denver.  J. C. Conland, Victoria.  (t.'O. Foss, Nelson.  II. O. Callendar, Vancouver.  C. .15. Bowman, Vancouver.  M. Blvthe, Vancouver. ���������    !'  E. J. P. Smith, Toronto.-  L. G. Henderson, Vancouver.  W. E. Benedict, Northporfc, Wash.  D. O'Meai-a, Montreal.  - '        COMMUNICATIONS.'  From Sandon Waterworks & Light  Co., re agreement for "service.  From A. Osborne, tendering his  resignation as city scavenger.    ...  MOTIO-TS.   '  Crawford-Thompson���������That the com-  inuuioatiou of the Sandon Waterworks  & Light Co. be laid over till next 'meet- .  .ing.���������Carried.  ,. McDonald - Thompson ��������� That the  account of tlio.Bank'of B.C. for protest  fees amounting to So.50 bo not paid.  ���������Carried.   .  McDonald-Thompson���������That the public. work������ coinim. tee bo authorised' to  expend 52,000 for street improvements  on .R.-coave.--Carried,   '���������  Tho council Adjourned.  Whit.water;Ore Shipments.  The following is a statement of ore  shipped from this station for the week  ending October 5 :  ��������� Mine.  Tons.  Jackson.   Whitewater.  Hillside   Total.....  33  'JO  GG  TO CURE COLD IN ONE DAY.  Take LaxativeBromo Quinine Tablets.  All druggists refund the inoney ���������"  fails to cure.   25 cents.  if it  .     DREADFULLY NERVOUS.   ,.  Gent.:'���������I was dreadfully nervous  and for relief took your Karl's Glove.  Root Tea. It quieted my nerves anp  strengthened my whole nervous system. I was troubled with ;co:!;-tiji._-  tion, kidney and bowel troublo. Your  Tea soon cleansed my system so  thoroughly that I rapidly rr.;:iinou  health and strength. Mrs. S. A.'Sweet,  Hartford, Conn." Sold at Alctiueen's  Drug Store.  tl-  Iii  >S'i.;|-v  -7'' ;-  .t'i':'  >!'.!  f   r    _.^i i_.      a_.  i . ^.  L_ . ���������"-._.-'J--Aw.  1 u   ������ dL        _r- ���������"!  .-...-*.. ���������__,-���������   .n-^"  _ M  ��������������� the .interesting president of  the transvaal republic.  ���������.1.. Personal Bravery aud Hcll_lou������ Fcr-  vnr���������Ills Story ol -li- Iliit,_V Develnp-  mrut of the T.aiiNVaitl-I-l. -'..ling  Tnwni'il Cecil S.IkiiIch���������The I-f i>iit>lU'8  Uernior-H.  Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger,  President of tho Transvual, is an interesting public character. Upon being- introduced you first conclude thai  _!_ has been greatly overestimated. He  seems nothing more than a shrewd old  hunter, who, (by constant contact wilh  wild animals and savage Kaffirs, has  dcvo__p_d a wariness lhat .makes him  suspicious of everything and everybody. ,   (  His legs are so ariort and slender that  you wonder /_iow they boar tho weight  of a heavy thick and solid body. His  head is big and his nock is concealed  by1 beard, hair and coat collar, so lhat  you, cannot determine whether or nol  he indulges in neckwear. At home he is  usually puffing a short brier pipe, and  as he handles this you notice that Lhe  thumb of 'his left hand is missing.  There is a story connected with this  that Kruger wih tell you between puffs  LC ho is in the mood. It gives an idea  Df the Sjrit which is a characteristic of  the old -.Boers.  When Kruger was a young man ho  was out hunting one day with a rifle  which had not been used for a long  time. While he was tinkering with a  charge the gun exploded, tearing his  , left thumb lo shreds. Kruger's companions wanted to give up the hunl and  hurry to the nearest surgeon, bul lho  Intrepid young Boer refused. Taking  out his hunting knife, he placed tho  lacerated thuxuli on the slock of the  rifle, and ,  AMPUTATED   IT   HIMSELF.  By  tying  about  tho stump a piece of  rawhido he stopped the flow of blood,  and winding around it his red handkerchief he continued the sport.  Physical robustness and courage  have contributed greatly to Kruger's  success as tho leader of a nation. He  is absolutely, fearless, though not reckless, and since boyhood has known how  to act quickly  in  an emergency. .  When only, 14 years 'old, he! and a little sister strayed away from lhe Jaager  town in Cape Colony, where the elder  Kruger had, settled on emigrating from  Germany, and while playing were suddenly attacked by a leopard. Young  Krugors only weapon was a jackknife,  bul shielding his sister wilh ono arm,  he met tho vicious spring of the leopard with' the other, and after a struggle succeeded, in stabbing it to death.,  One is hardly warranted either in  speaking slightingly of " Oom' Paul's  legs, for they once ran a race that  made him famous all through the na  tive tribes in Soath Africa. A Kaffir  chief had become celebrated for his  running ability, and had never been  beaten until challenged by a number  of young -Boers, who chose Kruger to  represenc them. It was decided that  the two should run for twelve hours,  and the man leading at the end of  th'at1 time was to have sort of a prize  At the end of eleven hours the Kaffir  dropped in his tracks unconscious,  while Kruger kept on to tho finish,  and, according to one of his companions, was so fresh then that he took  part in a hunting trip.  It is the appearance of rough hardihood and the unkempt personal attire  that firs|fc impresses one on meeting  "Oom" Paul, but when the man begins to talk you forgqt all else but  Kruger, the .diplomat,, and careful  8tatesnxap.   He ' gave   the   writer  A SHORT INTERVIEW  recently for publication with the understanding that the Boer side should  be' represented 'from his own viewpoint; first inquiring if I were a spy  from Cecil Rhodes. On being assured  to the c_ntrary. by a number of Volks-  raad members, who were present, he  followed up by another customary question, asking "What is your religion?"  These two inquiries give an insight  into Kruger's life. His, first duly, he  believes, is to God, and his second to  guard against Rhodes, whom lie detests like a poisonous reptile. But for  Rhodes, Mr. Krugor says, all would be  peace and quietness in the Transvaal  So long as this man is' in South,Africa  there is no rest for the Boers, and  their secret service, agents 'may be  found, on every street in Johannesburg  on   the   lookout for Uitlander conspir-  JTlflTTtH     nnur    Tl.TTT    Iroom  only.   He    uses   no    notes,   but  A HUll 1     Uu__L    lAUJjii3!*^8 o.ihaiid fiom  a text,  and does  not hesitate .to sprinkle a little humor  in the discourse. In his speeches before the Raad ,  HE  QUOTES   SCRIPTURE  generously, and even more so in conversation.  As for his private life that seems  to bu exemplary. After rising, ho  prays lor a. long time iu his room,  and " talks over with the Lord" tho  i.ueslions of -the day. When he develops a conviction in this way ho proceeds to ;ic(j on il. Kiuger's pielyi once  nearly cost him his lilo, according to  a current story. A good many years  ago he suddenly disappeared, and when  he failed to show up, a searching party  was made upi lo hunt for1 him. At lho  ond of three days they found the future President, who was then a fiold  cornel, lying face down on tho open  veldl. He had^been praying three days  and nights steadily, without food or  waler, and was nearly dead. When carried back and revived, ho explained  that he had done it us a chastisement  for his sins. i  Two stories the (inlanders rolale lo  offset Kruger's reputation for piety.  Ono was recently printed in a Natal  .paper. It accused Oojn Paul of punishing ____ of his Kaffir boys once  by tying him under his wagon, spreading out legs and arms, and making  them fast' to the axles. The boy was  hauled for two datys in this position,  declared the writer. On another occasion Kru'ger, when he was trekking,  lost an ox and could not find another  lo take its place, so he hitched up a  Kaffir in the team and completed the  journey. This Kaffir is still living  near lu-eikopjes, in the Orange Free  Slate, at a ripe- old age., so i the experience does not seen, to have injured  him. In fact, he seems rather proud  of the distinction.  The first question put lo Oom Paul  was why he did not give the CJitland-  ors the right lo vote which the English put forth as thoir chief cause for  complaint.  KRUGER  SMOKED   HARD  for a moment, then laid down hia pipe,  and placing   his   hands  on  his   knees,  said: ' ,   , l  " A man cannot serve two masters.  Either he will hate the one 'and cling  to the other, or despise the one and  love Lhe other. Now, tho Englishman  wants to do.this. He demands the franchise from me,' desires lo become a |  burgher, and yet when it comes to  trouble, he would forsako us in a moment and claim tho protection of tho  Queen. How can 1 give such men the  chance to vote? They do not take any  interest in our country. They have-not  come here to settle. They wish us no  good. I Want ,to be fair with' every  one who comes hero lo live, and when  he has proved that ho is a good citizen and has come to help1 us, I want  him to vote. But we havo, a law for bigamy in the Transvaal, and it. is necessary, for a man to put off his old love  beforo taking on  a new."  Kruger related; graphically and briefly the history of the Boors from- the  lime llieyi settled in Capo Colony, from  which tney were driven by the English until they settled in the Transvaal.  On this great trek Ihey killod G.OOO  lions, out of which number Kruger  himself killed 250.  They fought   their  stocking.   This was B_H. Kruger. She  got Mr. Kruger's hat, escorted him to  the door, and then went back   lo   her  knitting.   Ii was difficuU  lo think of  her as the first lady of 'the land. Yet  she  has  been   Mr.  Kruger's  constant  helpmate through all the years of his  public life, and their'affection for each  other seems to havo grown with each  succeeding year.  She  is Mr. Kruger's  second wife, and was a Misa Bu Pies-  sis, a name of prominence in South! Africa.   Kruger's first wife was an aunt  of Miss Du 1'lessis, and bore him one  son,  who died.   Sixteen  children wore  the fruit of  tho second marriage, and  of (hoso seven are living. The girls are  comfortably married to burghers in and  about Pretoria,  and  tho boys take, an  active interest in lhe army.   Ono son  in-law, Capt. Eloff,  has made himself  famous by   building   the most  expen  sivo. mansion in  South Africa. He has  made  a fortune   in   real  estate  opera-  tions, and is supposed to be worlhi ������2,-  000,000.   One of  Kruger's  sons  act  as  his secretary, and another is Captain  of ah infantry company. Mr. and Mrs.  Kruger live in a littlo two-storey cottage,  painted white,    and    covered in  front with morning glory vines. Their  mutual ambition 'is to see I heir nation  independent of Great Britain and then  spend their  last  d.ys peacefully    and  iquietly in this little home.  LEADER OF THE BOER ARMY.  fi.-n.  .Joilbci-t, l!l.   I'l^i-lliiK Qualifies :ni<l  (lift I.ni'.' A mi}'.  Gen. P. J. 'Joubert1 is the most celebrated fighter in South Africa. Ho is  Vice-President and the Commander-in-  Chief of tho 'Boer army, and is looked  on as the country's savior in tho event  of war with England. The General is  68 years old now, and scarred by many  a wound from English bullet and native assegai.       Yet    ho is sturdy  of  lish gave up their lives, Gen. Jouberl  losing but fivo men. He commanded  the forces at Bronkhorsl and Spruit,  and finally caught Jameson like a rat  in a trap through quick mobilization  of troops.  He fought in tho native .wars when  Paul Kruger was commander, and  these two became bosom friends. Thoy  and ono other Boer were selected to  conduct tho affairs of the Transvaal  when it was in rebellion against England in 1881, and Gen. Joubert has several times'como within a few votes of  beating Oom Paul for the presidency.  He will probably be the next to .assume that position, as he holds differ-  eint views from Kruger. He believes  thai if Lhe franchise were -given to tho  TJltlaii-dora in n - _���������_.a_o_-n._l_ lime ll__y  would become good citizens, and lhat  this is the way to  SOLVE THE PROBLEM.    ,  At the same time ho will not sanction  any   sort of  a revolt,    and  when  tho  Jameson raiders wore landed safely in  Pretoria jail, he was one who favored  IL is next to impossible for a marriage, engagement without the concurrence of the elders of tho' fatmily  to bo coni.rac.ed in Porto Rico. Tho  oonstanl surveillance maintained over  lho, girls of the household and their  continued subjection to parental authority, even after reaching years of  maturity, is a successful barrier to  anything scnsalionaL in contracting  ii lifo partnership. No association is  tolerated that may load to a mesalliance, and few opportunities aro offered to creato an attachment without  the. full knowledge and' consent of tho  heads of the family, i The only occasions upon which this may happen are  the. larger social .gatherings, such    as  Mardi  Gras balls  and  dances  al   the  _  Casinos Espanol, which occur several  limes a year.  Young women aro always surrounded with a suitable guard of chaperons  by day and nighl. After reaching a  place of social rendezvous lho young  folk a_'o allowed some liberty Lo promenade, dance and chat together while  those charged wilh guardianship sit  near und take note of the proprieties.  Th������ atleitlLon of an inamorato lo lhe  object of his devotions must not be  Loo ardent nor loo continuous; 'ho rousl  nol dance wilh her more than twice,  nor liover near long enough to excite  can-Lmcnt.'wIh-Dh is prone*, lo bo prompt  and free.  Under these conditions thc suscoik  tible young stranger who succumbs  to  _ Refreshinenls are served, E_rv_r omit.  Ling chocolate, which from timo immemorial has been the nuptial beverage,, sfoi gen__raJly recognized t'ti__t  when a friend wishes to aak the date  of a -rLarriage tho question takes tho  form of "When will chocolate be  served. _'���������  After several hours of gayety the  bridegroomi takes his bride to thoir new  home, and thoy begin a life of true  domesticity. Thoy continue to be seen  occasionally in society, bul generally  chaperoning some young friends, or  dialling with their contemporaries, or  quietly and contentedly moving  through tho dance, always, invariably,  with each other.  COUNTRY POSTMEN IN EUROPE  fram1.".   and  keen   of  eve.   Ho  led   the  Boers at Majuba Hill,'whore 280 Eng��������� "������������������ -witching glance of u    sweet  soft  way step by  step until    thoy   finally,  reached tho long  ridge known aa  thoj shooting them.  Witswatersrand where    they    settled,      Oom Paul's diplomatic powers stand  all  unconscious of  the hidden wealth.! out in distinct conlrast to Jouberl, who  "It seemed so,   poor," said Kruger,; .    eBsentially a lover of poWer.     Ten  . that even 'the   English  did   not    be-   ,, ,   ��������� f,       ,  grudge it. .So we established a    gov-| thousand  Boers  wero  gathered  about  eminent, developed a constitution, and( the jail, speculating as to the fate of  laid the foundation  for agnation.   W_e^ the prisoners.     Some were for instant  ^ _....���������      ,   j   ,_._   __.,    .      ' death, and olhors, as a grim joke, sug  gested cutting off their ears. This  was taken up;by the press immediately, and in a few hours the world was  shuddering at the bloodthirstiness .of  the Transvaal burghers. In the meantime the question'was being settled by  eyed sen_o.Ua finds I'll������ paths of love  any tilling bul' flower strewn, i It requires (heroic measures to break  through the human walls 'of bristling  duennas and scowling matrons lhat  guard the approaches to" her shy  young 'heart.  Afler an engagement is announced  the conditions are changed. Henceforth, they can dance oniy wilh each  olher. For centuries it has been decreed to be a flagrant broac'h of propriety for an affianced or married woman to step through the mazes of  the dance with any other than her  fiance or husband. However, the  chaperonage conlinues until marriage  Courtship lnusl bo conducted under the  parental eye, members of    the  hous-  Soino Informal.on ,4bout lliom Which  Is  Inicr. sl-li;..  The rural mail carriers in Austro-  Hungary, wear gray uniforms, carry  ironshod sticks, leather pouches, ink-  horns and signal-horns, .and tho latter  aro violently blown ,at the entrance o������  each village to notify its inhabitants  that the letters have arrived. Among  the articles delivered are lellcrs, postal cards, newspapers, samples, and  tolograms, the fees charged for ordinary letters being ono kreutzer, a half  of a cent., and>a half kreutzer for  newspapers. This payment is, of  course, additional Lo tho charge for  prepayment and is .added ,lo it for tho  special delivery service ,,  In Belgium the rural mail carriers  are furnished with a waybill, upon  which is entered tho date, the hours of  departure and return, the posilion of  the different letler boxes from which  collections aro made, and an impression of the stenx'P of each lottor box.  These rural carriers of Belgium travel on the state railroads free, bul only,  when in uniform and when carrying  their portfolio and a card of identification. They are also permitted "to  circulate freely in the railroad stations," and lliey are. especially admonished to slop at the approach of trains  or locomotives and never lo cross lhe  tracks when a train or loooniolive is  in-sight. , The Belgium rural ��������� letter  carriers ure armed .with clubs and revolve rs-  _'_.e 'provincial postmen in England,  such is their official designation, are  from eighteen lo thirty years of age  at entrance lo the service,'the only exception being discharged soldiers and  sailors, who ar_ poi milled to begin  work when over thirty. They get  fourteen week-days a year as holidays,  get tree medical attendance, serve  tour -hours on Sunday, for which spec-'  ial pay is furnished, and receive $..50 a  hold re-naming in the room during the j wcoj_ salary. Tho average, walk of a  visits of men, and rarely can tho  sweet, loving nothings bo breathed  without reaching other ears than those  for which they aro intended. Sometimes the Argus watchfulness is relaxed for a few moments, which are  improved to lhe utmost, it can bo im  provincial' postman is from fifteen lo  eighteen miles a day. The average  rate in walking is throe miles an hour.  In addition to their regular pay, each,  provincial postman is allowed twenty-  ono shillings a year for boot allowance, otherwise shoe leather wear, and  tear, and after ten years' service, in  i case of incapacity or at the age of six-  built towns, cultivated "the soil, and  were making great progress and living peacefully  WHEN GOLD WAS DISCOVERED.  Then new and perplexing questions  arose, and England immediately became avaricious, but we were not willing to give u|p. the country .which we  had developed by the sweat of, our brow  and so there was Majuba Hill,  know about that?" here'Kruger, blinked slyly, and a laugh went.around amf-  ong the Boers., "So now," continued  Oom Paul, taking up his pipe; and dropping into parables," the gold fields are  like   a   beautiful   rich . young   woman.  Oom Paul, who was; trying to save the  lives of the prisoners, and to this end  You' used Bvery art of persuasion with Joubert, the two beimg- closeted a whole  night. .'-,)'".-.;���������,".;.  Oom' Paul finally prevailed, and Joubert went out before the assembly to  win them over,to tho lenient position.  This was.his spaechi "Fellow burghers,  if you had a beautiful flock of sheep,  agined, bur are liable lo be broken into! h        .  *    pe������3Loll, ljCor the postmen  unexpectedly    and  frequently   by   the j   '��������� retirement  scrupulous and anxiously responsible j In Swit_6rlan_ the government fur-  parent or matron in charge. . nLshes ovo_y rural postman, who is re-  In the preparation for marriage.the , , rf employf-d in outdoor delivery,  bridegroom is expected lo provide a . ������>-t ^ tunic a year and ono blouse  homo according Lo.his means, more or, d third whil6  less completely equipped with house- who are only occasionally em-  hold linen and all necessities for-house- \ x ^ ta ^tdoor delivery gel a tunic  keeping. This in virtue of the sen- \l n/blouse every otheryear and a cape  Uiment that the bride must bring to . J ,^ j .*  hem nothing    but    herself    and    her           * ^ t-^        *   th      fJ,������  and a neighbor's dojrs got into the pas-  Everybody wants'. her,  and when they  cannot get her  they, do not want any| _nu a "j-1'?"..   , ,,    -   -..    . ,,-  ���������.._. __i_��������� f������ .._.__..__ __V- .������..���������'     .   .     I ture and killed them, what would you  do.    Would you take your'rifle    and  acies.  From all outward appearances, Oom  Paul is intensely pious and though  some insist that it is all hypoorisy,  there \& no proof 'that Kruger does not  live in strict accordance to his preaching. He was confirmed in 1842, byl the  Rev. Daniel Lindley, an American missionary, and from' that day to this has  led a severely Christian life after the  precepts laid down1 by, John Calvin. He  can quote nearly the whole Bible, and  ' this has served him well in a secular  way, for 'he has learned from- it to  speak in- parables, terse epigrams, that  are readily interpreted by his followers, and have more force than the most  brilliant rhetorical flights.  Kruger, in addition to his other accomplishments, is 'by far the best  preacher in the Transvaal, and , the  Dutch Reformed) Church boasts of some  capable men there. He occupies the  pulpit in a modern brick edifice across  tho street from, his home about once  It month, and alwa>ys talks to standing!  one else to possess her.1  " Can the English starve you out?"  "If tho Lord wills it,' yes," he replied. " If not, the English can, build  a wall around us as high as Jericho  and we will live and prosper;"  Kruger'has provided against a siego  by building storehouses,and granaries,  where meat and grain are kept in  great quantities. The great drawback  to the Transvaal-is that it lacks a, seaport. The most convenient one, is De-  lagoa Bay, owned by the Portuguese.  As Portugal Is mortgaged to England,  the' latter country controls it.  Towering over Johannesburg is a big  fort, and working iii.subterranean passages, tho Boers, it is said, have undermined, the whole, town, evon to Commissioner street, where the pride of Johannesburg's buildings are, located  The Boors can muster 30,000 men, all  well armed and good marksmen. They  have warehouses full of ammunition,  and their present defenses and power  to wreck Johannesburg and the mines  are a sufficient menace to Great Britain to make her hesitate.  KRUGER IS NOW 76 YEARS OLD,  and has been elected/to the Presidency  fouT times. His salary is $35,000 a year  with ..1,600 for coffee. His life has certainly been a remarkable one, and at  different stages he has been a farmer,  herdsman, hunter, soldier, clergyman,  ambassador, finanoier, head of the army. In recent years ho has bought  and sold land a good deal, and is reputed to be very wealthy. His habits  and method of living 'are so simple,  however, that -he could have saved  nearly all his salary in these years,  which would give him a tidy .ortune.  As he closed the interview Kruger  went across the hall into a low-ceil-  inged, white-washed, room-, and spoke  to a motherly little woman, who was  seated in  a   rocki ..g    chair,    darning  straightway proceed to shoot those  dogs, thus making j yourself liable to  greater damage than iho value of the  sheep destroyed, or ivould you lay hold  on those dogs and carry, them to your  neighbor, 'saying,' ('Now, here's your  dogs. I caught them in the act. Pay  me nnd thoy shall be returned.  This general waited a moment for the  words to take effect, and then added:  "We havo the neighbor's dogs in jail.  'What shall we do. Vfith Lhem ?" Thero  was hardly a voicoi against returning  the prisoners .to the English, , and  events provod how wise the Boors had  been. '-'''"'  Joubert can collect his whole army  in" '    -     ' j    -  . ...; FORTY-EIGHT HOURS  a speedier mobilization than any other nation can boast'of. He has divided the Transvaal jinto seventeen divisions, each under a commander. They  are sub-divided iiito sections, commanded by field cornets and assistant  field cornets. \yhen the tocsin is  sounded the officers ride from one  farm to another'until the whole country is,warned. Thi Boer has riflo and  ammunition ready, and a piece of "biltong'' or dried beel, on which he can  subsist for two wetjks. He jumps on  his horse and hurrils to lhe gathering  place, leaving the vjomen to farm and  herd the cattle.       | ���������' '. ���������  Gen. Joubert knovs the might Of the  English, but has Htj'.a respect for their  marksmanship. "Avhon I was a boy,"  he told the writer,' "an English regiment was quartered on; our farm. One  day three hartbeesle sprang up on the  veldt and half the| regiunont shot at  the-m and missed. I and two othar  lads then brought ,'our rifles to our  shoulders, and ench brought down ono  beeste. That is the wav we shoot at  the English." t  trousseau. In tlhis country of fine  needlewomen this trousseau is some-  Ihing remarkable in variety and execution, often of such daintiness that  many o_ our'brides might; envy them.  Porto Rican brides do not waste  much time , or money upon many  gowns or t_jose for public display. It  is .to please the eye of the husband  alone that all tine arts of construction are expended in house gowns,  lingerie and negligees. A popular  model is a cambric princess, the front  ai niass of lace and. drawn work round  neck and gossamer tight fitting 'or'  flowing angel sleeves. A number of  these' enter into the outfit, each a  marvel of exquisite work, according to  the purse Or deftness of fingers of the  bride. 7:  A fashionable lime for the wedding  ceremony ia from midnight mp to two  o'clock in the morning. . ��������� The bridegroom, with his immediate relatives  and friends proceeds to the home of the  bride, and from there a wedding procession is formed to the church. Carriages are rarely U3ed, t'ho party, if  living in town, making tho short journey on foot, 'the bride walking with  her godfathier, the bridegroom with  his godmother. The ceremony over,  they return to the bride's home, whereupon she lifts'the veil froml her head  and throws it over that of her nearest  girl friend, who cuts-it into bits and  distributes it among the unmarried  guests.    '  The bride then strips to pieces the  orange blossoms of 'kbr crown, and also those, which deck her gown more or  less elaborately, according to the number of her guests, and a spray is presented to eaclh. -Tho fun then grows  lively over counting Hue blossotms,  those full blown signifying years, the  half blown months and, the buds days  which will intervene before the recipient's marriage.  Tiho bride then retires to make a  change in another special feature of  her array, the bridal garters, which  are elegant affairs, ornamented with  white satin rosettes and orange blossoms and suspended from the waist by  strands of w__lte satin ribbons. Each  garter is enclosed in a pretty box and  presented to her most intimate girl  friend. The strands of ribbon are sut  into pieces and distributed attnong the  other guests. Than, simply attired in  th'e wedding gown, sometimes even this  laid aside for another, the bride and  the festivities take the form of those  usual to such occasions.  ag_ number of working hours is eight.  In France the salary of postmen is  fixed by the number of kilometres  travelled and not according to any  fixed grade. Thero are 18,300 country postman in France, and to their  varying salaries, as fixed'by kilometre,  are added gratuities for carrying packages and repeating verbal messagos.  The rural postman is not a national  institutional in Spain.  NOT IN THE BIBLE.  The; Transvaal volksraad has been  considering the abolition of religious  (Usabilities. In this connection the  fiondon. Letter asserts that in a conversation with Mr. Sam Marks, of Pretoria, President Krugor remarked: "It  is true that you Jewish people havo  no country of your own, but you ara  very dear to me, for does not the Bible  bristle.with incidents of tho greatness  of Israel T Why, wo as Christians  owe everything to. the Jews, "But,  he added, "where can you find in tho  Bible, in the Old or Now Testament,  any reference to Englishmen ?"  GOVERNMENT SEWING SCHOOL.  The Prussian Government is about  to start sewing schools for the peas-:  ants. It appears that whiln nearly ������1,-  000,000 worth ; of gloves are made in  Breslau each year, the gloves have to be  sent to Austria and Belgium to be sawed, the German,girls never having acr  quired the knack.  <.  ENGLISH, FOR ITALIAN.  A proclamation has been issued in  Malta announcing that after 15 years  the English language will be substituted for the Italian in all the Courts in  the island. The use of Italian has  been of great inconvenience to the English of (Malta. ��������� ������������������'  SULTAN IS INQUISITIVE.  .The Sultan of Turkey Js most inquisitive as toiwhat is.said and writ-  tan about him abroad/ Every day  translations are laid before him from  the newspapers of the world, -ond those  are all closely perused, ;.,  -!-,._>._?*,_;  '���������\'i I; ��������� !i_i*'"-v.  -si? _���������!., A':.-���������������_;.  .it;.- .-!_-���������_?nis:*  "^__i*-_..,9f-,*0*^ *  - -' 1-.   /j* ..___  r  I' f  ������_.  I  1 ft.  1?  n  Uf  '5f,  No ono was over so charming as Lu-  cinda, except Lucasta. Lucasta had no  possible rival, but Lucinda. I could  have been happy with either, if I hadn't fallen in love with both.  Lucinda was blonde. I prefer blonde  ���������when I soe Lucinda. Lucasta was  brunette. I adore brunette���������when I am  '.with Lucasta. When I am away from  either I have no prefcrenco in tho  matter.  Lucinda was sedate and Lucasta was  lively.   I  am  a fair   ayovage   between  ' the two.  Lucinda sang a trifle flat and thumped tho piano���������after all it is an instrument which deserves punishment���������but  her painting was superb. Lucasta had  no eye for color and her water-colors  were always drawn awry, bul she played and sang like an angel. It was a  little unfortunate lhat Lucinda preferred to sing and Lucasta to paint.  Lucinda could cook, but was no needlewoman. Lucasta abhorred the kitchen, but ior sowing on buttons she had  no equal. When my landlady's steaks  were tough I preferred an evening at  'Lucinda'a. When my gloves were out  of repair I found more pleasure in tho  -society of Lucasta. There were evenings  when I went to see both,  ��������� Lucinda' hiked and Lucasta golfed ;  Lucinda drove and Lucasta rode; Lucinda' played, tennis and Lucasta croquet ; Lucinda skated and Lucasta fished.   I bike, golf, drive, ride, play ton-  Hero are'the questions and the pairs  of  answers.   You  will   not,  I    fancy,  havo any difficulty in guessing which  were addressed to which.  What is your favorite name t  Lucinda.  Lucasta.  What  art  attracts  you  most I  Painting���������as  you  paint.  Music���������when you sing.  What quality do you most admire in  a woman ?  The  gentle  balm   of  restful  calm.  To laugh  and  smile and  care  bo-  guile.  What is your idoa of beauty?  A maiden slight and fair���������  Blue  eyes  and golden  hair.  The  dark-haired  queen   of  night  With brown  eyes  beaming bright.  The  alliteration  was  rather good,  I  thought.  What  accomplishment  do   you  most  admire in a woman? ���������..---������������������_- -  Tho art  where  nono but you  can  ,    vie���������  To  roast    ������������������������   joint and make   the.  pic.  Tho  art       a    nono  like  you    are  knowing- -  ��������� The  ge    .e  female   art  of  sewing.  What are your favorite recreations ?  Bicycling, dri. ing, tennis and skating. [  Golf,   riding,   croquet   and   fishing.  If not yourse f, who would you be ?  Who to Lucinda dear might be  Behold, my-choice!   I would be he 1  Who to Lucasta were most dear���������  In his blest shape I would appear.  What is your dearest wish?  'May nothing ev������r  come to hinder  Our friendship's course, most sweet  Lucinda I .  May, friendship never cease to cast  her '  Entrancing spell on us, Lucasta I  There was a good deal more that I  can't remember. I flatter myself that  I have put down enough to show that  I dealt with ,the subject���������I mean subjects���������in an elegant and ingenuous  manner. When I had finished I was a little sleepy. I wrapped tho books up in  brown paper, however, ready for post  ������Wr_W_VWVkVW_VVttf,������.iWV iWiVW_VWAV_V������V������VA_������  HOUSEHOLD.!  nis or croquet, skate and fish���������I really  mg ;n  the morning, and then I went  do not mind which.   If this were an en-; smilingly to bod.   I was glad all next  duty i day to  think  thai I had been  able  to  lighted Mormon country my --i gi^e atJ. ^uch pleasureto both'the dear  would have been clear. As it isn i, Ajgirlg] antl j started off half an hour  could only toss up. To be exact, I toss-, earjier than usual in the evening to  ed up many times. Whenever it came j receive thoir thanks. As Lueinda's  down "head"���������* head " was Lucinda���������I  *~ "  litllo  for  wished it had been " tail." Whenever it  came down " tail " I found that 1 had  hoped for " head." So I continued to  admire both, and left tho solution to  Providence. Unfortunately Providence  was a little too hasty when ib took the  matter  in  hand.  It was a fine Tuesday evening in  Juno when Providence intervened. I  was seeing Lucinda hom'e from tennis  and we said goodi-bye at her gate. I  couldn't go in because I was .iue tit  Lvcaslo's lo arrange about Thursday's  cioquet. I'didn't mention i������.s. 'n  point of fact I said I was attending a  base-ball meeting. A fellow has to bo  careful about such things. Girls are so  touchy.  " At any rate," sho said,  wait while I go in and get my  book."  " Book?" I inciuirod.  " Confession book,   you    know ;  you to writo in."  "Uumphl" said I. " Oh���������er���������certainly." I didn't want to write in a  confession book. No one does. But what  could I do?  So she fetched the book and 1 put  it carefully in my pocket.  " If I fill it' up very nicely," I said,  " may   I hope  for   a reward?"  "I don't know what you mean." She  did of course..  " Just one ?'"  '    " Well���������perhaps���������I'll   think  of   it."  '' 'I  sha n't  unless   you   promise."  " Oh,  bother I  Well   if I must���������"      ���������  " You promise ?'"  " Yes. yes 1 You are a teaso."  " Payment in advance ?"  "I  couldn't  think   of  being   so���������unbusinesslike 1"       ,  I tried to lake an instalment, but  she ran away and laughed nt me  from  the doorway.   So I had to go.  " I think," T murmured to myself, "I  prefer Lucinda."  Lucasta was particularly bewitching  that evening. I do riot think I ever  hoard hor sing belter, and twice she  lot me squeeze her hand under the  table. When I was going she also pro-  . duced' a book���������the dujpticate of Lucinda's ! They onust have bought them at  the same shop. There is in fact, only  one decent stationer's  in  the place.  "You are to take it home, and write  your confession'in it," she announced,  nodding her head  emphatically.  " Oh���������er���������delighted 1" I said, feebly. I  wasn't I  " If   you   do  it  really   well,   I shall  be almost pleased with you," she said,  archly. ��������� :  ��������� "���������It  I do, willyou promise������������������"  "Nol" she said,  promptly. ���������  " You didn't, wait to hear what I was  going to say."  "As if I didn't know I"  '"If   T writo  Homething   particularly  good?"  " Well, I'll think it over."  ,  *I won't confess a thing unless you  promise."  She laughed.  "Well, if you insist���������I must, I suppose."  " Just one now."  "The   ideal"  She let me squeeze her hand for the  third time���������-a nice, long squeeze���������but  that was not what I meant. I stowed  the book in my other pocket and retired to my lodgings. Upon tho whole  I fancied that ,I   preferred Lucasta,  When I had jp-ut on my slippers, and  started a cigar, I thought that 1  might aa well execute my commissions  forthwith. I took a clean; pen, some  fresh ink, and a new piece of Wotting  ipaper, and laid the books side' by  side.  It would be an economy of labor,' 1  decided,  to  answer   the corresponding  (questions at the same time.   I am airways' practical. -  vou must  sincerity,"   she    TepHod    with  ,J .....     . finn  house was nearest,   I went there first.  Lucinda was reclining on the garden  bench. She received me with even more  than her usual sedateness. Possibly, it  occurred to me, she felt a lillle shy  about her promised reward. Her coyness made me like her all the better.  "I  havo come "  I   began,  in  my  best manner.'  "For the last time," she said firmly. My hair stood on end. I could feel  it  lifting my  cap. _ "  "Really.'-' I protested. "Lucinda   "Miss Smith, if you please." I twirled my stick uncomfortably.  "Er���������didn't you get the book?' I  asked.  " I did." She seemed to put unnecessary emphasis into the simple statement. . ,  " It was sincere," I assured her. \ Every word I said."  It  bore  the   evident  impression   ot         conviction  "Then," I protested, " really I don't  understand why���������ev���������"'  " I have no intention of enlighten  ing you," sho informed me. " Good  evening." Before I could collect myself  she was tripping up the back steps. I  whistled softly for a few seconds. Then  I' went down the path and out the  gate. They have rather a nasty dog,  and I thought I heard  him barking.  " What a lucky escape !" I reflected.  " To think that I should ever have com'  pared her with Lucasta. Dear little Lucasta I She will receive me very differently 1" .���������,;...:._..._.:,;..;..:.        >���������:   '-."-. '  She did. She"was in an: armchair  reading an novel, when I arrived. As  soon as Tenured she jumped up and  stamped, he" foot. If she were a man,  she said, she would " box my1 ears !'_' I  dropped my.hat and stick in astonishment. She looked so angry that I nearly dropped them again when I had  picked then. up.  " Upon my.' word;'.?' I said, " Lucasta "   ������������������'      ���������-.���������'    '���������'���������   ','.-'���������'"���������' ' '','.' ."-. , .-.  "Miss Brown  is my  name."  " Miss " is no part of anybody's name,  you  know,    but.I.  didn't    contradict  hor. ������������������' '���������;'      "'���������������������������, .-*'-���������' -���������  "Iff  you  wero; annoyed  at  what   I  wrote���������-"--'  " Annoyed 1" She tossed her head. "It  is a matter, of absolute indifference to.  me what .you write or think." I could  almost fancy that I saw sparks coming out of her eyes���������..parks of indifference presumably.  "The words of mine," I.said solemnly, " which aro in your book- "  "Excuse mo," she corrected, politely, "They are in the kitchen ash-pan,  except a small portion  of a leaf. That  went up- the chimney, I think."  '"Really,"  I protested,  moro   in  row  than   in   anger,  "  if I knew  to please you������������������"  "Would you do it?"  "Most   certainly I"   7  "Then," said she,  " Go I" She pointed to; lho door.  I went.  It,has  occurred   to me since  that  I  may  have  written   the  confessions  the wrong books 1"  DOMESTIC RECIPES.  Sweet Pickled Peaches.���������Pare firm,  white peaches, weigh, and to each  pound of fruit, allow half a pound of  sugar. To eaph six pounds of fruit  allow a pint of vinegar. To this add  a tablespoonful each of ground cinnamon, mace and cloves, dividing inlo  three portions and tying each in a bit  of thin muslin. Lay the fruit and sugar in a preserving kettle in alternate layers, put in the vinegar and  spices, and let com. slowly to tho boiling point. When the fruit is sufficiently tender skim it out into a platter,  boil the'syrup until it is thick, return  tho fruit, and let it heat again, (hen  (put into cans and seal. Pears may be  pickled by Ibis rule.  Sweet Pickled Peaches, Whole.���������To  eight pounds of fruit allow four pounds  of sugar,, a quart of vinegar and two  ounces each of stick cinnamon, and  whole cloves. .Rub the fruit with a soft  cloth to remove the fuzz and slick a  clove in each. Or pare the fruit if you  prefer. Heat the vinegar wilh the  spices, pu I in what fruit you can cook  conveniently, let boil until it can' be  pierced easily wilh a fork, skim out  inlo a jar, and put in more, until all  have been cooked. Boil the syrup down  lilt il is thick, and there is about half  as much as at first, and pour over,  tho fruit. ,  Ripe Cucumber Sweet Pickles.���������Pare  twelve large, ripe cucumbers, and take  out the seeds and soft pulp. Cut in  strips two inches wide- and three or  four inches . long. Then take two  pounds of sugar, a pint of vinegar, an"  ounce of cinnamon and half an ounce  of cloves. Let boil up, skim, then put  in tho cucumbers. Cook till tender, then  boil the syrup till it is thick, pour il  over the cucumbers and seal up. These  make a very acceptable sweet pickle,  if one has  not much fruit to put up.  WATERING  FLOWERS.  One   great   cause   of  failure   to   secure  bloo.s  is  injudicious   watering���������  deluging  at   one   time  and  withholding at another and paying no attention to th'e needs of different varieties.  The appetites and needs of plants are  as various, as those of people and\ their  temperaments   differ,   loo;   there   are  the sanguine, the sensitive, the phlegmatic���������each requiring! being dealt wilh  accordingly.   While    one   plant     will  thrive,  notwithstanding    the    ulmosL  neglect  and' subsist   on  almost  noLh-  ing,    another  must    have nourishing  food and warm  drink.    It is a ��������� good  plan  tb adapt  the water to the temperature of the room, never using cold  water  and  always   being    sure    that  the  drainage   is   good.   Once  a plant  will  droop  and   look    sickly   without  any  apparent    cause,    when,   if    tho  mailer is looked into, it  will be found  that water stands  in   the  boLtom  of  the jar.    A  bent  wire is always useful in, this case, for by penetrating the  holes at the base of ithe pol and slir-  ring the earth, passages will be made  for the escape of  tho Water and gas.  Then water freely, being sure that the  water runs through, quickly;  drain all  off; -loosen the soil  a,, 'the top of the  jar  and  withhold  moisture  until  the  plant is again  healthy. The calla,  as  is well known, requires plenty, of water  and-.that   which   is- quite   warm ;  fuschias are thirsty plants,   especially  when in flower   and moisture is  necessary ,tp  the   Chinese  primrose.      The  majority of plants,  requires a weekly  bath ; in fact, nothing invigorates Lhem  as   a shower   bath     of .,',tepid    water.  Those which cannot be removed readt-  ily for the showering, may. have their  leaves  sponged.  The  ivies  should    be  sponged frequently,    while  primroses  and  ornamental  leaf   begonias should  not have their foliage wet, but is well  watered at the roots.,  work that a machine can do as well.  The business man mates use of every  imp'rovement if he hopes to keep pace  with the world. The wages, waste and  annoyance of such girls as usually go  out to service cost far more than the  modern conveniences which make  housekeeping a pleasure. If ' competent, trusty girls were plentiful, then  indeed would the life of the wife be  bright. If she keeps up with the  world, if she makes her children proud  of her, then she must economize her  strength. When farmers and farmers"  wives refuse to " trade" butler and  oggs at the country grocery; when  they sell for cash and buy what they  need when they want it, and where  they want1 to, Lhon will we hear less of  lhe cry1" I cannot afford to have lino-  leu_n' on' my floor, or an oil stove, or a  refrigerator."  HOW, TO  DRY WET SHOES.  When without overshoes, you have  been caught in a heavy rain storm,  perhaps you have known already what  to do with your best kid boots, which  havo been thoroughly wet through,  and which if left, to dry in the ordinary way, will be stiff, brittle, and unsightly. If not, you will bo glad to  learn what I heard only recently,  from one whose experience is of value.f  First, wipe off gently with a soft  cloth all surface water and mud ; then,  while still wet, rub well with kerosene  oil, using for the purpose tho furred  side of Canton flannel. Set them  aside till partially dry, when a second  treatment of oil is advisable. They  may then be deposited in a conveniently warm place, where ihey will dry  gradually and thoroughly. Before  applying French kid dressing give  them a final rubbing with the flannel,  still slightly dampened with kerosene,  and your boots will bo soft and flexible  as new kid, and be very little affected  by their bath in tho rain.  TANSIES. .  When pansies are firmly established one, will bo surprised al tho growth  that they will make. They aro gross  feeders and require frequent stimulants; liquid manure carefully applied at the roots increases the" size  of thc blossom. Once a week is not  too often to apply this fertilizer and  they must' be constantly -supplied wilh  water. Cut every flower as soon as  withered, pick off. the dead leaves, peg  down the straggling branches and you  will have a pansy bed of marvelous  beauty. In midsummer it is a good  plan to cut back the plants that camo  from the fall sowing and that blossomed all spring and summer, and let  them gather strength for plentiful amd  fine autumn blooming. Remember  that the three necessary elements of  a success are; rich soil, a shaded situation and careful watering.  sor-  how  LIQUID AIR IN    SURGERY.  As in the case of the X-rays, it is  possible that one of Lhe earliest practical uses of liquid air will be iu surgery. Already -experiments have indicated that a spray of liquid air can  be applied as a. local anaesthetic," but  the application should never be made  except by an experieuced operator. In  a (minute a small part of the body can  be frozen as hard as ice, and surgical  operations cbnductod with the aid of  liquid nir aro attended with no hemorrhage. In jibe Medical Record Dr. A.  C. White describes various experiments  with liquid air, including the successful treatment of such diseases as sciatica, neuralgia and ivy-poisoning.  Boils and carbuncles can bo aborted  with liquid air, and it is useful in the  treatment of ulcers.  SUGGESTIONS TO HOUSEKEEPERS.  : Southerners dry tomatoes instead of  canning them. They take fine ripe ones,  scald them to remove the skins, cook  them- with no water and with only a  little salt-until quite thick; spread on  plates and dry. Pack in paper bags  and keep in a dry   place.  The suggestion is oft repeated in  our domestic exchanges, that in making fruit pies the sugar bo put upon  the lower crust and the fruit on top  to prevent " spitting out." This almost always results iii making a lower crust thai, is " paved" wilh partly dissolved sugar and which is totally indigestible. Make your pies rather, by mixing sugar with about one-  third flour, and sprinkling it on top  of the fruit. With good-sized apertures for the escape of steam���������and a.not.  too hot oven���������there will bo no troublo.  Fruit pies should be baked slowly in  a  moderate oven.     ,  W)._y not keep some clusters of grapes  for tlie Thanksgiving dinner? Choose  Catawbas, Isabellas or Vergennes.  Take those that are perfectly ripe and  sound. Wilh a scissors carefully , cut  out every crushed or imperfect grape.  Lay on trays, cover with paper, and  keepi where they wilt be both coldand  dry. By taking the late grapes, and  managing this way, the grape season  can be prolonged. An eye should be  kept on them, aiwl if any begin to decay use . them at once. Alternate  warmth and cold will soon make then-  decay; so willmoisture.  BUYING   STRENGTH  SAVEI.S.  Ib is usually poor, business to do any  THE MODERN GRANDMOTHER.  Where is she���������this dear, departed  grandmother of our youth? Who does  nol remember lhe hallowed, saintly  woman, seated at the fireside, her  Bible and her knitting alternately occupying her attention. At this shrine  all cur childish foibles were confessed  and forgiven. Her silvery hair, neatly parted, her placid face, her genlle  presence, commanded our confidence  and adoration. We see her no more;  she has vanished from our midst.-  In her place is a grandmother certainly, but a modern one; a woman of  health, beauty and opinions. She has  thrown off her shackles; she no.longsr-  reigns as Queen Regent under the  despotism of children and grandchildren. Her.duties as mother aire over,  and she has the .leisure and right to  enjoy life to the utmost. 'The easy  Chair is vacated, but the opera-box is  filled. Her intelleclual activity is beyond the comprehension of . youthful  matrons who. try in vain to keep, pace  wilh her. She is an honored member  of literary and political clubs, ; and  does not even hesitate to walk through  the paces of a stately minuet with old-  time grace. No social gathering' is  complete without her. Her grace and.  dignity never infringe upun the rights  of others. Her gaiety; and brightne-s  are mellowed without being dimmed  by tho experiences o������' tho past. She  is nol; only passively happy, but actively  enjoys* and  participates.  Grandniamma understands hs'g.ene;  she has m.ule a study of it���������as is shown  by hor tresses, as abundant as any  maiden's; her eyes as bright, her  teeth as brilliant. This wonderful  grandmother holds her court in the  ball-room, undaunted by youthful advantages of hor grandchildren ; tact  and experience count for much. Her  grandchildren are hor confidential  companions���������as ornamenlal to her as  her diamond., serving to enhance her  beauty, nol detract from it.  However, perhaps when the dfgnity  of great grandinolher is conferred up-,  teeth as brilliant. This wonderful  energy, she finds the fountain of perpetual youth, she will return to , her  place at the fireside and resume her  Bible and knitting; thus our dear  forgotten grandmother with her quiet  gowns and dainty laces may be restored  to us.  SEEING THE DARK SIDE  Have you', among your acquaintance*  a woman who, is everlastingly calling  to mind unpleasant reminiscences ? A1  woman who delights to toll you how.  she had typhoid fever _Cnd pneumonii  and nervous prostration, and measles,  and scarlet fever and chicken pox-*  and so on away back to childhood-*  when it is to be supposed, from he.  statements, that she appropriated Pan.  dora's legendary box and made ita  direful contents all her own. She will  put on a face as long as a broom handle when you ask her how she is, and  you had better  not risk asking her.  Oh, she, is miserable, miserable, miserable 1 Didn't sleep any last night-^  never sleeps any any lime, oh, no t Everybody else is in bed, enjoying thenr-  ..elves, and sh. is just lessing and turning, and feeling as if she should die  any minute I Ah���������-er 1 and she sighs  dolefully.  Headache ? Humph I She is never free  from headache, never 1 Nobody knows  anything about it; no indeed I She  dcesn't say much ; ah, no���������she doesn't  want to make folks uncomfortable  Backache? Yes, all the livelong time,  with cold chills running up her spine,  and her face covered with- cold sweat.  Neuralgia .Bless your soul 1 She is  never without thai. If she should be  she should think she was about  through. Yes, indeed, 'Dr. C, he called itl heart disease, aud said she was  liable to go< off like ,the snuffing oufr>  of a candle any time; and Br. B., he  said itl was asthma, and likely to g'o lo  her lungs, and carry her off' before  any of ,her family could get to her  bedside; and then there was old Dr.  A., he, said it was nervous debility and  nothing on earth could save her I And  he said 'that her cough���������she speaks of  it as if she had patented it and was  sole proprietor of it���������her cough is a  consumptive cough���������fast enough. Her  father and her grandfather, and hor  great    grandfather,    all   had  it���������just  Lhat very neck.   In    the family away  back.  GOLD USED BY DENTISTS.  ���������   ii - , ���������  On the authority of tho greatest  manufacturer of dental supplies there  are   over   10,000   ounces  of   pure   gold  worked up annually for dentists'  use  for material in filling teeth, in plates   .           . ^ ..  and solders, tho value of this gold ap-rf by and by shall b<\ merged in tho life  proximating ������1,-00,000- | which  is immortal.���������Kate  Thorn.  The weather ? Yes, it's awful weather for malaria, and most everybody  is having it this year. Sho wants to  know ifi you've had it. yet, and assures  you that- if you haven,.t you probably  will before long. Scarlet fever, she  tells you, is over to Bunker's, and  they expect Bigbee's folks will all  have it. Schools stopped on account  of it, or .will be right off.  Heard about the burglary over to  the ltidge? Jones' folks like to have  been murdered in their beds 1 And  Thompson's folks think that the burglars tried, to get into their house, but  tho dog (scared them away. '   "  And then she waxes -reminiscent, and  tolls you in detail how her stepfather's fourth wife's brother got his head  cut open by a burglar when he was  young, and Lhe doctor had to take  seven slilchos in it, and he never got  over it, but was out of his head always afterward.  She likes to prognosticate evil. If  you are riding a wheel, sho will tell t  you how sho saw in the paper about  a man that fell off from his wheel  and died before any one could get to  him. Yes, broke, his neck short, off,  and didn'tjknow what had struck him.  Ah���������er 1 Worse than being killed by  lightning. Arid then she will tell you  that it is, never safe for a woman to  ride off by herself. Sbje. is liable to be  seized and.'dragged into the woods  and murdered for her watch and bosom pin, just as a poor girl she read  about5 in th.'paper   was I ; ,  She refuses to' see ihe bright side of  anything. Speak about the sunshine,  she will remark that, it rained yesterday, and, is going to storm to-morrow. Allude to the flowers which perhaps bloom in her window, and sho  will deliver a dismal dissertation on  the red spider on their foliage, and  the worms in the .pots. Tell her how  welt she' is looking,. and she will assure  you it is "bloat." S,ay that her house  is pleasant, and sho will give you tho  gruesome statistics of the deaths which  have occurred there. Praise the dog,  and she will entertain you with recollections of "a man that was bit, and  had' hydrophobia."  . Sfroke the cat, and she will warn  you that you are liable to get fleas.  Speak about the rank her grandson  holds in' school, and she will shake hor  head dolefully and remind you that  these .bright .children never live to  grow up.  Her whole life is spent in seeing  how wretched she can malco herself  and those around her. She, woudln't  smile if she could. The very muscles of her faco are fixed in dolorous  lines. She wouldn't lot anything u_ial_e  her happy if sho could ',by any possibility prevent  it.  She is generally a pious woman, and  alludes to all the disagreeablo things  of life js "dispensations" of an all-  wise and mysterious Providence." She  takes comfort in the idem that everything that happens to her is sent as, ���������  a " judgment." She poses as a martyr, and her family Would bo much  more comfortable if some charitably  disposed person would burn her at the  stake.  She is'a blight on her household, arid ,  a mildew on the lives) on her family, .  if she has one. If you :have such an  acquaintance shun her. Let her mould  and rust out if she likes, for she is  a black blotch on this life which God  has given ,us tha|t we might be cheerful and hopeful and courageous overcoming evil with good, and carrying  over -with us that sunshiny spirit  which lifts up the fallen and leads men  on to that batter and purer life, which  I !.  n&m  ���������..'_ ��������� ��������������� f'���������  ��������� "-TI  __...."  1  . -     ������    it  i ���������>.    "���������*_���������  ���������..      - ^ *. ���������_.  .-".  . . ' 'i   j  *������ I * l C.    1 w  4i- _ _.  -:   -. i   V i  _-      J*        **��������� *_  -KT"  ' l^^_iliili  . " , ,    , . ���������    '       , , f_������.,l)S^_^siii  .____      ���������r. __^.^.���������, --__7nPT-_--., r(.mT/ir,.wTf".7T^' ^l" "' T.-TT"���������p������T"7TT?*-(r ������������������������������������<-,���������i ���������,*-. ._������������������, ������������������ ^_J���������^_./-   3|||  '- '     ������ - .        ������_   '        ���������-������*���������!���������_.__ . -f l_     '*  1 ii,       ������._     ���������'������ .   -     ?  ��������� ' * ' **       .r. .*"'        *       <     _  * J--   " i* ,   .   .    ������ .     $8$$, -"   THE MIXING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, OCTOBER'7, 1899.  3t.il_Ji.UliCj .if_>  :vie^  THEIR Fl.EEDOM.  You will occasionally hear a man ask  "Why don't the mine* open ?" : Well,  this is a free country, or at least it would  be but for the Provincial act that says,  in clfect, that miners arc not atlibeity  to sell, nor owners to buy, labor as both  might desire  to have it, and mine own  more, if they can get it, without intei-  ierenee from agitators who are reaping a  harvest oil of organized labor. Tho prevailing wa������e in the Slocan has always  allege, the object of the government is  the health of tho miners why do they  not effect the end by a classification of  the scenes of labor ?   If a tunnel is in  SA'lURDAY...OOTOI.I.R   7, .SO..      bce������' 50 cents a day more, for the same jurioua for more than eight hours labor  \\'rt,.l-       fl-,^,-.    _+       T>������...  ...   1       ..1 ,, 1     .       -,    ,  work, than at Rossland and southern  B. C., where tho cost of living is the  same as in the Slocan. If, however, it is  considered too little, as many of us be  licve it is, il, is the government's law that  .stands in tho way of getting more, that  must bo held responsible for the shortage, and not the men who are willingjfco  pay more if thoy can only gotjthe value.  Wo are satisfied that.' all Who look' at  FAIR PLAY.  ci-s, as well as real estate men and wer    _    ��������� .j,,^^,, ���������,��������� 1UUJ Ajil.el  chants, should bo at liberty to do as they  that this is  the proper view of the situ  like with their   own property.     Soirio | ation.  people say tho owners are losing hoavil.  by not opening: but thoy  cannot see it  that way.   If the mines are not worked  the oro is not wasting.   Tho  owners by  resting are simply losing whatever ben-  e/itt their dividends might bring them  , in use for the the time being, less whatever less expensive operations will cost  theni later on. This is the situation  from their standpoint  Jet it be so classified ; but in all conscience when a tunnel is no more injurious than an overground working, as  many of thein arc not, why should  there be the distinctions made by tho  act?  There is ono thing we think w. are  quite safe in venturing to say to those  most affected by the present stoppage  of work and it is this, the wait will bo  I._   .. _���������.- ������..._. _.��������� -o _.xio, . u.iv   H<w_    Will ,00  indefinitely longer if they aro waiting  n,nr .hi. ���������" *>.-   to see the owners pay ^3.5.1 a day to  many such men as the unions have to  offer and be subject lo union dictation  and    surveillance.   ' _ If    the    public  want the mines to re-open Jet them  It appears not only practicable but  set to work and   exert themselves  in  also   highly   desirable   that   business  seeing that some reasonable comprom-  mon, mechanics, laborers, etc. who are  ise all around is made and some son  perhaps more affected   by   the labor  sible law is promoted.   A solution can  troubles than either the miners or the never be reached by endeavoring to cine -s known MDrTpiweVp.ivSrite'lre:  mine owners, should turn in and do force the most Independent section of scription. it acts directly o������ the delicate  what they can to bring the difficulty to  the community into a corner. and^importBn^oijjans.concerned in wife  ........ T_    --    There  aie  many  thou&ands of wise women  in  this  country  who, when Ihey found  that the3' were suffer-  A   /fim%   from   weak-  ti /wiicss or disease of  v AW tlic-ir   distinctly  '/// -Womanly,    organ-  'isms,     promptly  wrote to an eminent, aiid  skillful  physician, with a  world-wide  repudiation, instead of  trusti ngr    their  cases to some ob-  scure  physician  with   but  limited  practice   aud   ex-  . perience.     There  are many reasons why a wise woman follows this course.    The chances are that an  obscure physician of small practice will  not diagnose troubles of this nature properly.     If he does, he will ,insist on  the  obnoxious  examinations and   local treatment from which every sensitive, modest  woman shrinks.  , The specialist referred to is Dr. R. V.  Pierce, for thirty years chief consulting  physician to the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, at Buffalo, N, Y. Thirty yeftfs  ago lie discovered a wonderful medicine  for diseases peculiar to women, tha. infl^h.  used effectively in the privacy of the houie,  and does away with all necessity for examinations and local treatment.    This medi-  \nmim stocks  AND OTHER INVESTMENTS.  Every Representation Guaranteed.  SANDON. B. 0.  uood and , motherhood.     It  There are some people who would  strongr, healthy and vigorous  Despite the prophesies of It. T. Lowery I some reasonable conclusion. It is no  and John Houston and men of their way step towards untangling to say we wish  of thinking, we are convinced that the they (tlie owners) would open their  mines   will remain closed indefinitely,   mines.   The owners  are quite within  unless some, changes are made in the the bounds of reason when they say ___unu(_u miners (outside ������f the agi  law that- will allow freedom of action. tllcy refuse to have their interests tators, who make money by troub-  If they were lo open to-morrow, as mat- jeopardised by every fence-corner poli- les,) who would ,like to see the right  ters stand, they'are deprived the liberty ticiai., who is hunting for votes, or by triumph all around. The public must  of free citizens bv mannr-.tina Wi .lntim. I the leaders nflnhnr nvrr.....���������..������,-._.  -..!>-.  not care to act in such a matter for  fear of offending the miners, just as  though there were not as many fair-  minded   miners   (0 utside ' of the  agi-  of free citizens by manacting legislation,1  and .would,'to an extent at least, be limited to inferior i and ��������� "inexperienced'  labor, under the direction of officials  whose object, is, - not the welfare of  ���������-���������the:country in the future,, but to make  the;most immediate cash '��������� they can out  of their time. :,! From their standpoint,  they are in no way  to blame for  that ;  but governments who  are supposed to  be  the guardians of  the interests of a  country, present   and future,  havo  in  finitely greater  responsibilities.    As we  understand the matter, the owners  are  not   not   es].ecially   anxious   that   the  clause of the law regulating eight'hours  as a standard day for operations should  be removed; but that operatives, where  conditions   require it   and satisfactory  arrangements all around can be made,  Ide allowed   to work longer.    They are  quite willing that eight hours should be  a day, unless arrangements satisfactory  to employer and: employee are made for  over time.     In   every   such   case   the  length of over time,   the  consideration  for it,   on  one side'  at least, to  be  determined by the employee,  and   need  not   be countenanced   by him   where  healthy comfort and every other condition favorable to satisfactory labor are  not assured.   The owners also to bo free  to, hire such labor as. gives  satisfaction  ��������� and to dismiss  that which does not satisfy  them   without dictation from any  outside     and     should-be-disinterested  the leaders of labor organizations, who  keep  agitations   alive   for what they  personally make out   of them.    Tho  latter are advertising far and wide that  there is a strike here when they know-  there is none, and the local officials of  organized labor acknowledge there is  none.    A   strike. occurs   when'labor  stops operations suddenly- because' of  some dissatisfaction   with  employers.  That has not occurred.   In the spring,  the owners announced that-they .'would  close their mines at a certain time on  account of conditions on the properties.  They did it, and have since been unable to re-engage men because of the  operations of the law. It is a labor  difficulty certainly, but not a strike,  arad the labor leaders who call it that When you speak of the present min-  and announce it as such to incoming ing trouble in the presence of a miner,  labor, are simnlv nnt o-.-_-.t.<v' ������-....  <������������������-.. I  see that   they cannot get miners' trade  without mines in operation.   The one  is "just as important as thc other, and  should be as much entitled  to consideration in compromises as  the other.  The Review has no other desire in this  matter than'fair play; and fair play at  once suggests that when a satisfaction  in  labor and pay five months  ago is  converted by an act of parliament into  I a  one-fifth reduction of service, there  should be some compensating equivalent   offered   the other party.     We  think it requires no stretch   of a reasonable   imagination,  to fully understand this, ���������  and , motherhood. It makes them  j, healthy and vigorous.',, It allays iri-  Snnnimtion, heals ulceration, soothes pain  and tones and builds up the nerves.: Taken  during-the period of prospective maternity,  it banishes the usual discomforts and  makes baby's coniinfr easy and almost painless. It insures the little new-comer's  health and an ample supply of nourishment. Over ninety thousand women have  testified to its marvelous merits. Medicine  dealers sell it.  It is a druggist's business to give you, not  to tell you,-what you want.  Any ailing woman may write to Dr. R. V.  Pierce, Buffalo, N.Y., and get free advice.  By inclosing; 31 one-cent stamps In her  letter, to cover cost of customs and mailing  only, she may secure a paper-covered copy  of the " People's Common - Sense 'Medical  SANDON DAIRY  Has for sale in quantities, ��������� Milk,  Cream, Butter Milk, Butter and  Fresh Eggs. Anyone wanting  these can be supplied at moderate prices, by leaving their orders  with my milk delivery man.  H. TATTRIE.  t      -   - ���������w._-w.u_c   ._,������_!  Llotli bound. 50* staiuos..  Notice  to   Creditors.  labor, are simply not giving' the fact.  The operatives' were perfectly satisfied  with their wages under the old order,  and the owners are just as willing now  as they were then to'-pay the same  wages for equal service, if they can get  it, so the report that they are tryingtd  1  or an unreasonable sympathiser, he  will invariably instance the profits of  the Payne, as if all'tlie properties in  thc Slocan were able to stand the expenses the Payne could. The public  know there are scores of properties  l.hat'never will be Paynes, and some of  _���������. ��������� .._ ���������a _��������� ,.������������������. iiever win ne iraynes, and some of  reduce wages whenevermade is simply them may never become even shippers,  untrue.      ��������� tw_..������ "  Agencies. Such privileges are conceded  .to every other employer of labor in Canada ; and will any fair man say, or at-  . tempt to say, why the mine owner, who  is contributing more than any one else  to the revenues of the couritry,should be  thus singled out for an excetion. "We are  fully convinced that the businessmen,  almost witheut an exception,and a large  percentage of the miners themselves,  must see the matter in the same light.  The farm hand works often' from -5 in  the morning to S or 9 at night, often in  exposure,   the. fishermen   even   longer  hours in still greater exposure, the clerk  in the store under close confinement not  rauch less, .the mechanics .often iii dangerous avocations, the laborer under exposure, and in   most instances for less  wages,   but  the miner alone is singled  out for a protection that deprives him  of his liberty simply because in elections  he is supposed to have  a considerable  vote.      <  As we have shown above, the owner is  not asking for anything unreasonable,  and it appears to us that the miners who  want work at good pay, the business men  who want a revival of business, thegovern-  ment and the municipalities that want  revenue should unitedly make an effort  to to free tho men and restore to 'the  mining districts the much-boasted privileges, fair play and British liborty.  Up to June last the men were getting  $3.50 per day, the highest pay in the  world for such work, for what vyas not in  reality more than nine hours work; all  .Around.   Nothing has since  transpired  untrue.  It appears to us that carpenters,  clerks, masons and general laborers  must see tha.t they have been shabbily  treated by the government, when ex"  eluded from the eight-hour law, simply  because it was thought they had not as  many votes to give the political tricksters as .he-miners had.  We have said over and over again  that $3.50 is as low a wage   as good  miners can be expected to take in the  Slocan.   We have also said that eight  hours and  in fact six are  as long   as  men  should be expected   to work in  some tunnels; but this does not change  the fact that when tunnels are dry, well  ventilated' and  quite healthy for   10  hours, men should not be prevented by.  law from working them, when remuneration was made satisfactory.   What  is required is  the joint action of all  fair-minded-men (and there are hun-.  dreds of them among the miners)  to  secure such modifications of the law as  will leave hours of labor a matter of  contract ��������� between   men   and   owners.  The eight-hour law need  not be abolished, but the penal clauses expunged,  and all classes of labor placed on the  same footing.  If, as some of the political factotums  Notice Is hereby given that John-Bull, of J  Argenta; 13. C��������� merchant, has by doed, dated {  20th day ofAusust, 1899, nssl.n'ed a'l his real  and personal property, oxceptas therein mentioned to William H. Bell  of Arjenta. B. C,  hotel-keeper, in trust for the purpo.e of paying-and satisfying rat-ably anu'proportionately, aud without preference or priority, tho  creditors of said John  Bull their Just debts.  I The deed was executed bv the said John Bull,  lho assignor, and the said'WiUlam H. Bell,  the.trus.ee, on thc 29th (lay ol August, 1S99.P id  the said trustee has under...ken the trusts  .tatedby tho said deed. :AU persons having  claims against the said John Bull must forward-full  particulars of uich  claims duly  verified to tho trustee at Arj,entn, U.C., before  1st day of November. 1S99, a.'ter which day the  trustee will proceed to distribute the assets ol  said e..ate amo ig tlio persons entitleu thereto having regard only to the claims of which  he shall then have had notice.   A meeting ot  the creditors o. said John Bull will be held at  the McLeod hotel In (Argenta, B.C.," on the  21st day of Se .tember. 18P9,- at 10 ��������� o'clock in  the forenoon.  Dated at Argenta,   B.C.,   this 31st   day of  August, 1899. ,  '   ' WILI_IAMn.BK-.-_  Trustee, per 0. W..B.  fflLLAhZm  r^INTEK, VAVERtlfimZR,  K_?L5_>niNER, DEC2R/1T2R  Will attend to orders from town  or country. Command of the  largest and-best assorted stock  of WALL PAPER in thc Kootenay country. Orders may be  left at Cli-le's Bookstore or at  my residence, Sandon.  M. L. Grimmett. ll. b.  Barrister,    Solicitor,    Notary  Public, Etc.  Sandon,    B. C.  A DIAMOND'FOR A DOLLAR.  Limited   Special   Offer   Which  Will  .    Last for Ten Days Only.   _._-_.-._.  What the country wants is a law that  will grade workings- from ' a sanitary  point of view, encourage the investment of capital  to develop the pros- Kortheril    PaC-fic   R-V.  pects,   and leave miners   free   to sell  their labor   for the   highest   possible  figure.    When the  country   becomes  detted   with   paying   mines   is   time  enough to muzzle any section of the  people with restricting legislation. It  appears to us that-it is in the meantime the du._y of the people to bring  influence on the government to mediate in the present trouble and remove  obstructions from the way.ol opening  up the mines and reviving business.  THE FAST LINE  TO ALL. POINTS.  The Dining CarEoute via Yellowstone  rito b^g* pf5 .fet^T5"  Park is safest and best. full nJn^iJ.   Ple,?.?..0t a string-also  If there is a history of  weak lungs in your family,  take Scott's Emulsion.  It nourishes and invigorates. ���������������������������:.���������;���������-���������.���������,.._,  It enables you to resist the  disease.. Even if your lungs  are already affected, and if  besides the cough you have  fever and emaciation, th  Some people think it is the duty of  The Review to ad vise, the owners  to  open their mines on the.ground   that  in doing'so they will be money ahead.  It might with equal force be said that  the miners would be money ahead by'  accepting $3.00 a day rather than lie  idle a year.   It is our opinion; however, that we have no right to interfere  one way or the other,' as both parties  now say   they are contending   for  a  principle.   It is, however, the duty of  a public journal to criticise the laws of  of the country on their merits and the  motives impelling their adoption; and  if, in a struggle like the present, either  party takes a   step out of the usual  course, or if either party is misrepresented, it is  the duty of a fair journal  to make the correction.   This  is all  that The Review has done or all it intends to do.   The mines are the property of   the owners,   the labor is  the  property of the miner, and each has a  perfect righ tto do with bis effects as he  thinks best, so long as unfair steps are  not taken. '  Park is safest and best.  Solid Vestibule Trains equipped with  . . Pullman Palace Cars,  Elegant Dining Cars,  , m ,   Modern Day Coaches,  Tourist Sleeping Cars.  's^sOaU_fdh_^alt0aUplOnts ln ������������ United  and Northern Pacific Steamship Co. lacoma  Trains depart lrom Spokane-  No. 1, West at 3..0 p. tn., dally.  _    No. 2, East at 7.30 p. m., daily/  For information,  time cards.   mn__  and  tickets apply to agents o. the S. F. <_"iff  '  F. D. GIBBS, Gen. Agent, Spokane, Wash.  GENUINE  POMONA   DIAMONDS'  have a world-wide reputation.^   It is 'almost, impossible to distinguish  them ���������'  from'genuine diamonds costing hun-���������  dreds of .dollars each. , They are worn  by the best people.   We will forward a  Genuine Pomona Diamond mounted in  a heavy'ring,- nin, or stud to any address upon receipt of price, .$1.00 each.  Earrings, screws or drops, S2 per pair.  Ring settings are made of one continuous piece of thick, shelled gold,' and  are warranted not to tarnish.   Special  combination  offer for ten days only J  Ring and stud sent to any address upon  receipt of $1.50.   Send for catalogue.  In ordering ring  give finger measurement, hv nni"������ *"��������� -'  full particulars. Address plainly  no. .T"13 POMONA CO. '  1181-1183 Broadway, New York.  Silver City Lodge, No. 39, meets/every Friday evoning.at 7.30 o'clock.in Crawford's hall.  .   GEO. WAITE, N. G.  ALBERT DAVID. V. O.  A. C. JIOAltTHUR, Sec.  All sojourning brothers cordially Invited,  to attend.  ���������   i,    , ,        -,  . ,    ,     ���������*--.���������i._.w__  emu emaciation, tnere  _n  the labor market to show, they are   ���������    ei.;n _ ofr ,      '   . r  ���������worth more, and nothing in the value off   S Stlil a Strong/probability of  a cure.  ��������� ���������������, ���������-������  ���������worth more, and nothing in the value of  ,mine outputs to show  that  the owners  .should  pay more.    Then   why gshould  -.there be  differences since ?   Thc mere  ���������fact that the province has developed a  . faction   of vote-hunting politicians,' has  . not  surely  made any  change   in  the  market value of labor.    The mine owners are as willing now as ever to nay the  same money for relative labor and even I  The oil in the Emulsion  feeds; the hypophosphites  give power to the nerves;  and the glycerine soothes and  heals.  CHUBOH    NOTES.  50=. and $1.0.., all druggists.  SCOTT _t llOWNE, Chemists, Toronto,  Methodist, Hey. A. M. Sanford, B.A.,  pastor.���������Regular services will be held  to-morrow at 11 a.m.  and 7.30 p.m.  Presbyterian.���������Rev. J. A. Cleland,  will preach as usual in the Virginia  hall, to-morrow at 7:30 D.m.  Union Sabbath School in the Methodist church at 12:15 p.m., after close  of morning services. Everybody welcome.  r5  A large stock of the New  Novels and STANDARD  WORKS of the leading  authors. Mail orders for  any book published taken.'  READ KIPLING'S  NOVELS.  A large assortment of Pens  and  Ink. of"  the   leading,  makes, at eastern  prices,  in large or small quantities.  Try Stephens'Inks.  USE FABER'S  LEADPENCILS  T'        CLIFFES'  BOOKSTORES;  _������, ��������� SANDON. ��������� NELSON.  ���������TT ���������'.���������'' I  THE MINING REVIEW-  -SATUI.DA.Y, OCTOBER 7, r899.  u .&  I  f  '  ft  i  M  __!���������'������������������.  te;  t"  ft  ������������������':  fes'.  '.I  ii  ? ���������������������������'.  I?:  ���������A' HIGH. EXPLOSIVE.  oSUN COTTON  COMPARATIVELY. SAFE  IN  NAVAL WARFARE.  - Exports Tell Some Thine- About Its Quali  ties and tiloWay In Which It-.'Ia Alade.  Detonation or __3_plo_I__, Is Brought  About by Shoe...  1     "Gun cotton," said on ordnance, offloor  - _ few days ago, "is by far tho safest of nny  of tlio high ox-plosives. That la tho reason  __, Is chosen instead of tho nitroglycerin  preparations, which, although thoy will  produce rnoro poworful  effects, aro very  ���������..iangorous things to havo on shipboard.  They can bo exploded too oasily by tho ap-  ' plication of heat, by a shock and under  wmo conditions'' by spontaneous, coinbus-  " Uon.. But the gun cotton, so long us it is  _._p."wc_, is absolutely safo, and there is  do troublo about prosorving tho nocessary  Jegroe of moisture."  fprooisely tho sanib: opinion regarding  pun cotton as en explosivo for naval war-  _i.ro was expressed by the superintendent  of one of tho largest powdor manufaotur-  Ing firms.   ���������  _ "_?ofc only iu gun ootton absolutely inort  and harmless so long as it is wet," he  laid, 'but It does not nocessarily follow  that it will explodo even when dry. Of  Bourse it Is then much more liable to do  ������o, but if it is undi6turbod in any way a  . considerable quantity of it might remain  ijry without any acoldont. In our works  wo are extremely careful about tho way in  which wo . handle dry gun cotton, but  .hero is no need of any prooautions when  it Is wet. On shipboard "tho disks of dry  cotton which aro used as primers to detonate the wet aro always kept away from  tho inngazlno, either on deck or in ono of  tho cabins.  "Tho only danger from thorn would be  '���������to caso thoyw.rodropped w__il_hcii_]g'han-  'stled.   Tho rosult then woul6_.iot always���������  perljops not usually���������bo an explosion, but  you nover can toll with certainty.    One of  the disks might bo droppod half a dozen  1    Uinos and not explode, and tho next time  tmdor npparontly tho same conditions it  would go off;   As far ns heat Is conom-ned,  If the dry gun ootton is oxposed to a con-  ,   llnuod high temporaturo for a rlong time,  It   Is   likely   to   decomposo,  undergoing  .bemioul ohangos whioh generuto bout and  may go far enough to cause spontaneous  combustion.    But no su'oh  condition   is  possiblo on a ship,,booauso the gun cotton  Is always carried in tho torpedo heads and  Inspected  regularly to sco that it romaiua  wot.    Tho heads  nro praotically airtight,  but if uny evaporation is noticod tho cotton can  bo dampened again  by a regular  deans arranged for that purpose."  The prooess  by which  so common and  tiariiiless a substance as cotton is converted into a high explosivo is a comparatively  simple ono.    Euro raw cotton or ordinary  cotton wosto is stooped in a solution of one  part of nitrlo nold and  throe parts of sul-  fhiL-lQ; acid.    The nitrlo aoid is tho one  Which renders the .cotton  explosivo,, the  '   prosonoo of the sulphuric  boing required  only to absorb the;water, thus,allowing  the other acid  to combine more readily  ,   with  the nearly puro cellulose of  whioh  ootton   consists.    After   tho   cotton   has  soaked in the aolds for several hours it is  taken from tho pots and squeezed through  beavy rollors to extraot all the superfluous  aoid whioh it has not absorbed. - Then it  -is washed carefully and thoroughly, still  with the same objeot of removing the free  aoid. If any of this remained, its tondonoy  ' would be to onuso ohomlool changos In tho  gun ootton nnd deoomposo it. , Kormorly  this washing was the last prooess resorted  to for tbo removal of the free aoid, but a  (aw years ago Sir Frederiok Abel found  that:.tho. cells in the ootton fiber'so absorbed and rotalnod the' aoid' by capillary  attraotion that tho washing failed  to extract it entlroly. To remedy this and make  the gun cotton more puro, it  is now after  being washed passed through a mnohino  similar to that,which  grinds up tho rags  -n a paper mill.    Here it is orushod thoroughly and nfterwnrd wnshod again until  the last trace of froe acid  disappears and  tho cotton oomes out in tho form of a soft  white pulp, olosoly rosombling tho pulp o.  which paper is made.  ,  This conoludes  tho   process. of; actual  manufacture, and it now remains only to  , convert tho gun cotton into, tho most convenient form for tho use to which.it is to  bp put.   If it is to bo omployod.in making  -���������   powder, it is dried  and storod away in  .  pulverized form, but if it is designed for  filling torpedoes It must beooiriprossecl to  a certain, donslty and   molded into the  .baues which  will   best enable it to be  packod   into tho   torpedo heads.    These  shapes vary, acoprdlng to tho design of the  -oi-pcdooa   and  tho   method  of'packing.  Somotiinos they are disks and ebmetimoa  -ylindors, flat squnros or oubos. If uncom-  gn-ussed and dry, the gun ootton would.be  axtvemoly light, weighing  no more than  ordinary ootton  batting, but when  made  into the above forms it is compressed to ,-  tha donsity of an  equal amount of water.    Tho percentage of moisture remaining in tho gun ootton when  it is paoked  Into torpodoos varies  between 15 and SO.  So safo from explosion, unless dat'onatod,  is ;i brick of wot gun ootton  that it may  be placed upon hot coals. As tho moistiiro  dries off from tha outsido tho ootton flakos  off and burns, up quietly.    Porfootly dry  gun  cotton, when  confined  in  a strong  ease, will oxplodo with ( great vlolenco if  axposed to a temporaturo of about 830 degrees-F.'  . Detonation, or the firing of explosives by  totenso shook, is n modern method, for  until 80 years ago the application of heat  was always used to bring about an explo-  ,' sipn. It has now boon'discovered that de-  ' tonatlon produces a n_qi. poworful offoot  than explosion by moans of heat. In detonating tho wet gun cotton in the torpedo  it-arts tho primer of dry gun cotton which  _s usod weighs only n pound or thereabout.  It Is placed in oon tact with the wot mass,  which in d. Whitehead torpodo consist-  usually of about' 850 pounds. Then, by  lueans of a fuso and fulininato of moroury  cap, aflame is shot through tho disk of  airy gun cotton. This explodos. instantly,  and With it.tho entire mass of tho wet cotton, producing tromondous results.���������New  ���������_i_r__ Tribune.  Bids'! Walk -for 5 Montis.  octors said Locomotor Ataxia,.  Milburn's Heart and Nerve Pills  Cure a Disease liitherto regarded  j   as Incurable.  The case,of Mr. G. O. Archibald, of  Hopewell Cape, N.B., (a cut of whom  appears below), is one of the severest  and most intractable that has ever been  reported from the eastern provinces, and  his cure by Milburn's Heart and Nerve  Pills the more remarkable from the fact  lhat he was given up as incurable by  worthy and respected physicians.  The di.caso, Locomotor Ataxia, with  '���������..-;,icii Mr. Archibald was afilicl-d is  considered the most obstinate and incurable disease of the nervous S3'st_m  known. When once it starts it gradually  but surely progresses, paralyzinjr the  lawor extremities and rendering; its vie-  t:-.,i helpless and hopeless, cndur!n._r tho  i",!c.ciil>ableajrony of seeing- himnelf die  I.,- !'!. iios,  a'Ii.U ������.)..burn's Heart ami Nerve Pills  ��������� :n ci't-e iii.>roiijrlily and complclcly a  ���������_- suasc of ..tich severity oug-ht to encour-  i,.;:; those whose di.orJers are not so  sniou-, to try this remedy. <-  ,Tha,0-ilowin(ris Mr. Archibald's letter:  ?ri.S3RS.   T.   MlLBURM  fc   Co. "I cm  assureVoii lhat my case was a very .sew,-  one, and bad it not l>.-i,n fur the use t  Milb-j.-n's lle.irt and Nerve I'ill-. 1 c!o m  believe I would be alive to-iI.Ly. 1 i  not know, exactly, what v/a.s i.'-.e c.in-.  of the disease, but it g-radually a.'.'.'c..-  my legs, until I was unable to wyl!  hardly any for five month.-,.  " I was under the care of Dr. Mor-.  of Melrose, who said 1 hail I.ocomotu-  Ataxia, and g-ave me up as incun-.ble.  " Dr. Solomon, a well-known p!-.y..iciai  of Boston, told me that ncthi.iir could b,  done for inc. Every one who came tc  visit me thoiitrbt I never could g-ct better,  "I saw Milburn's Heart and Nerw  Pills advertised and thought I would :ry  them anyway, as they g-ave more vro-  mise of helpiiig'me than .any thin^;H_:iev.'oI.  "If j'ou had seen me when I _,l_.rl.(3  taking- those wonderful piiio���������i,ol sib!.* t..  get out of my room, and .saw mc now,  working- hard every day, you woi:!Jn".  know me.  "I am   ag-cnt for P.   O.   Vickcy.  .  Augusta Maine, and have sold 300 .,_!  scribers in 80 days and won a fifty do;!.-.,  prize.  " Nothing' else in the world saved mo  but those pills, and I do not think they  havo an equal anywhere,  '  " The seven boxes 1 took have restored  mo the fuil use of my legs and given j.ie  strength and onerg'y and better health  than 1 have enjoyed in a long- time."  :��������� G, O. AiiciimALn.  ���������  IlopeWeli Cape, N. ...  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Terms, etc., on application at Cliffe's  bookstore.  iMk  mi  "HE  ���������1  m  -ff  <**���������  WE" If ,J|T*lF_,^"W"-rp!������,_?  I 1"  If1". JLiaV  S .,._���������   -,   r  &\  U  iPi  * 9   _*  *  7 -' ��������� p.-^iSJ;'^  ������������������_���������___  . * , CHAPTER V.���������Continued.  ' Thoy had returned earlier than was  expected, and there was no dinner lor  thein, but they sat down very contentedly to tea, and, beyond a polite  greeting to Eva, neither of the men  took much notice of hor.  .When ho had nearly finished his  meal Mr. Longford did ask the gi'_v  what kind o������ a journey  sho had  had,  small busy bee in tho idle hivo worked wonders.  Industry became tho order of the  day, and, consequently, Bell was not  far wrong when she said that Eva,  from the first hour of. her arrival, had  brought good luck into tho house.  Perhaps the members of tho family  whom Eva seemed to influence lesa  than any other was Conrad Longford,  He    was  a somewhat  This  letter   acted   as  an   additional-"one moment tho artist's daughter look-  .._.._ _-���������  -_ _  ���������-        --    .. ,   .,  -1 the only  son.  and  a few    trifling  questions  of   thoj foo!ish   cmpty-headed young man, who  kind,  but his son was_ quite absorbed   Relieved himsel  jmself to bo a born genius;  iie had secret aspirations of becoming  tho acknowledged leador of a new  school of taste audi of art, and having  judiciously commenced by going into  raptures over the eccentric daubs of  i certain unappreciated brothers of tho  in flirting with tho widow and doing  justico to a particularly juicy steak.  II. saw girls enough every day of his  life, and ono more or less in tho houso  could make but little difference tc him.  But   Mrs.  Harding   amused  him,   an.,^^^  ���������������������������,,���������_������������������_���������     her    evident  determination   lo    make, brush   was   0f course, lavishly regaled  him in love with herself flatterod    the      ..���������__..    young   man's  vanity,   while  it   in   no  way endangered his liberty.  Bul when tea wa_ over, and tho rost  of  the parly  had    adjourned to     the  drawing-room, Barbara took Eva's arm  and said, in a low, tone:  "Let us two have a chat together,"  and so saying she led her into the  studio.  "She has fallen into Bab's clutches,"  Bpughed pell, with a glance at he.,  eldest sister, "and Bab will make her  as confirmed a blue-stocking as herself.',*  "All the bettor for her," replied Ale-  thea, discontendedly ; "I wish I had  g'oue in for hard work when I was  younger."   , <  "1 wish you'd make haste and get  married," pouted tho younger girl. "I  want to have long dresses and to give  up looking like a child, and ma says  I can't till you go off; she doesn't  want to have three grown-up daughters on her hands at once."  1 "1 am afraid I shan't hurry for the  sako of the length ol your dresses,"  was tho irritated retort.  "No, you'll hurry for your own sake,  if you hurry for anything, for feur you  should be left on the shelf ; and 1 really wonder you haven't succeeded, Thea;  with adulation himself. A mutual  adulation clique having thus been  started, tho members of it talked so  loudly and so incessantly, and seemed  so firmly to helieve tho rubbish they  expounded, that the world at largo began to be doubtful of its own judgment and a great number of easy-going people really accepted the members of this noisy coterie at their own  valuation.  Concord tried.to enlist Eva in the  train of his admirers, and he talked  a great deal of art nonsense, at first  (o wondering and then to wholly un-  appreeiative ears. And when he at  last realized that all his efforts were  in vain, he gave her up, and sometimes  rudely  ignored her.  Not that this in the least degree  troubled Eva. Conard Longford, with  his lank yellow hair flung back from  his prominent but empty-looking forehead, with his colorless, sunken, unhealthy countenance, with his lim.p  mustache and washed-out gray-blue  eyes, might be interesting to some people, but when Eva compared that faco  with one that had ever looked kindly  upon her, and contrasted that limp,  _rre-.o!r_te and y|et self-satisfied appearance, with a figure that was as  manly as the heart of its possessor was  ��������� ��������� _ . _    I I. lilt* 1-.J.J        __ _.       _1_T^    il_Ul   _.      -S_L_     _._*L_       J_, w __ M s- w ���������-* -~- * ������������������    --������_  you re    ever  so  much   better   looking,     w       h    had        uito litLlo smiie  to  _- V___ v. Ij' w_ -_-~ --_        XT..   _-. J . ������-__-������ _-.,*-__-_ (-.Hi. hflo   I ' ���������*��������� ..-_ - i  than Emma Harding, and sho has  had one husband and is looking for a  second."  "1 don't know if you are aware* of  the fact that it is very indelicate for  a child like you to he always talking  of marriage,    said Alethea Longford,  wl,Lb ?. I01,1...  air' .      . ,  ,_ . -.   grown-up young lady, and 'soon after-  Is it ?   Then you shouldn't have set        rd foun^ a husband fof herself. But  me such a -bad exam lo.     But that  is , this made lutle dif������crence to our hero-  herself, and went on with her work altogether unmoved by nn3". want of  courtesy on the part of such an inflated bag of conceit.  Three months after Eva's arrival- in  Gower St. Alethea became Mrs. Duncan,  and Bell  blossomed out  into  Dr. Duncan's knock.'  The flush on .Methea's face deepened,  as a few minutes later a short, consequential-looking man came into tho  room.  Mrs. Longford received him graciously, and Mrs. Harding would have  transferred her attentions from Conrad to himself had he shown the least  inclination to step into that young  man's shoes.  Bul he did nothing of tho kind, he  came with a very different purpose in  his mind from that, and at length,  seising his opportunity, ho asked Alethea if she would not take him into  the back drawing-room and give him  some music.  "Yes, I will have the gas lighted,"  she replied quietly.  "Wo can leave tho doors open    and  ine, for it was with Barbara that she  ! attended the art schools in connection  ! with   University   College,   and   it   was  I Barbara who went  with her to  draw  ! in the sculpture  galleries of the Brit-  . ish Museum,    and    who guarded    her  ; from imperlinent atrentions from the  [ opposite  sex,  as   well   as  from   unde-  ! slrablo acquaintances of hor own.  And so time went on, and Eva saw  nothing of   Mrs. Westbrook! or of her  son.  Not once during the London season  had the proud mistress of the Grange  been to see hor, and not once in that  time had she invited the girl to visit  her.  On her return to the Grange she  wrote a brief little note to Eva, telling her to be a good girl and to work  hard.      But  she  showed  no  curiosity  do without the gas," he said, eagerly;   abou't  her comf0rt   or happiness,   and  I always like the twilight. np.vn.r    even  asked   a question    about  iways like the twilight  "Without anoiher word, tho girl led  tho way.   A crisis of her life was    at  never  them.  This  was    Mrs.    Westbrook's way,  _1!"_d^-_._^VbaL_s.:l_e_^ad_..0_18._h������P-ed_..:.?. however. She had no intention of being cold or unfeeling, and to those  immediately around her she was invariably kind ; but she was .unsympathetic, and very apt to forget those  who were not actually under her eyes;  and, to do ber justice, it may be admitted she had privately received from  ihe rector, to whom Mrs. Longford often wrote, a glowing account, not only  was coming, but she was in no wise  agitated; it seemed to her then and  aiterward that sho had never been  calmer in her life.  Bell, looking into the room some  time afterward, and wondering what  had become of her sister, since had had  heard no muhic, saw two figures seated  very close together upon the couch  1'or a moment she hesitated, then | or ^va's good qualities an dof her pro  was about to retreat, when Dr. Dun- j gresSi buL o������ hlir comr0rt; so it did  can gravely mformed her that he not oc;cur to her tn.lt u was necessary  should have the happiness of becoming, or desirable to make any very search-  I   tell    ma?" asked the  her brother.  "And    may  girl, eagerly.  "Yes, tell anybody you like," was  tho reply.  The next instant the girl was flying  toward  her  moLher  exclaiming:  "Miss Randolph has brought us  good luck already. Dr. Duncan and  Thea   are going  to  be  married.'   '  '. CHAPTERl VI.  Eva's life with the Longfords was  by no means unpleasant, neither wus  it very eventful. They were.a clever,  idle family. Barbara being, perhaps,  the most stupid and certainly tho  ��������� most industrious among them. Had  she_been so minded, Eva might just  have dabbled in art, and havo spent  her time pleasantly in visiting exhibitions and galleries and museums during thc day and in participating in  social gatherings and dramatic .-.ad  musical entertainments in the evening.  But though, with the natural love of  ! youth for indolence and excitement,  she would have enjoyed this kind of  life, had life, with her been only a  qjueslian of e_ijoy_nont, she felt it  would be dishonest to the friends who  were paying for .her education and advancement if she relaxed in the least  . dergeo from the course of study and  hard work that she knew should rightly foe her-portion.  /.The thorns of her life were not rose  leaves, and to try-to treat them as  Buch would only be to drive them more  deeply into her sensitive feet. So she  -worked hard, early and late, shaming  Mr. Longford himself into devoting  more time than usual to his easel, and  making him often conquer the fits of  ennui and indoliance that so often attacked Slim.  At one time he used to say and to  .J>elievo that he drew inspiration from  :__ls hour., of idleness, but though this  might ouce have- been true, idleness  and aisnlessness had grown upon him  until i. was no longer so.  How_.7<Jr, a change for the better set  In  now:.     Tie  presence    of  this   one  ing inquiries of the girl herself  ���������If Ernest Westbrook had not seen  that unfortunate portrait of himself,  and had not been so near proposing to  the producer and possessor oi it, simple good nature would have induced  him to call at Gower street and take  Eva and one of the girls to see some  of the shows of the great city, or drive  them down to the Crystal Palace, or  something of the kind.  Put having so very nearly compromised himself once, he thought discretion would be tlie better part of valor,  and so prudently kept out of danger.  Christmas approached, and Eva hoped,  ���������oh 1 so anxiously, that an invitation  would come for her to spend a week  or two at Westbrook Grange. But  no such invitation was sent to her.  ���������Mrs. Westbrook had taken it into  her head that she had made a mistake  in ever receiving the girl as her guest.  It lifted her out of her actual rank and  condition of life, and that, too, at a  critical ago, when sho was not. young  enough to be unconscious and unap-  preciativ.o of the advantages of  wealth, and yet not old enough to realize that, though the, difference between herself and her patrons might  bo ignored for the time, it always existed. As it was, Mrs. West brook  feared, she had made .the.girl restless  and discontented by her one piece of  injudicious kindness, and, to a certain  extent, she was right.  If Eva had never been invited to the  Grange and treated as an equal, she  certainly would not have hoped to be  asked there at Christmas; nor would  she have, felt so unutterably miserable  when not the least notice was taken  of her. But the new year brought its  compensations; with it a kind letter  came from .Mrs:-Westbrook, accompanied by a new year's gift from herself  and  another  from   her  son.  "The watch is ray present to you,  and the chain is from Ernest," the letter ran. " We are both very much  pleased at the progress you are making, and, with the good reports we hear  of you. Work hard, my dear Eva, and  prove to me that I was not mistaken  in you."  spur to tho girl, though it likewise  dispelled many illusions. Westbrook  Grange must not bo thought of, or re  jgardod as her homo; she must make  a home for herself; she badj no certainty of ever walking through the dear  old grounds again. Her course was  onward, and there was no returning;  and that bright afternoon which she  had spent , with Ernest Westbrook  might be treasured ux> in her memory,  but would, never be repeated.  Accepting this destiny cheerfully, if  not very joyfully, Eva worked harder  than ever. Early and'late, with never-ceasing assiduity, sho devoted herself to her art, and as timo passed on  she won her reward.  Trizo after prize came to her share.  At ono exhibition after another her  pictures were hung���������in some cases they  wore sold; and when sho had been  an inmate of the Longfords' house for  three years sho had the intonse satisfaction of being ablo to writo to Mrs.  Westbrook to assure her of her great  gratitude, and inform her that she  need no longer trespass upon her liberality, as she was now in a position  to provide for herself.  This letter did not reach Mrs. Westbrook for a week or two, for sho happened to be on tho Continent at the  timo it. was written. However, Eva arranged with the Longfords to remain  with them.  Romance had not visited her during these three years, and love had  not knocked at hor door. At least, if  Cupid had .been so unwise, sho had not  heeded him; and, here she is at twenty, talented, exceedingly pretty, and,  she believes, heart whole.  It is thus that wo find her a month  after tho letter to Mrs. Westbrook  had been written, and this evening  she has promised to accompany Mrs.  Longford and Barbara to the annual  conversazione at University  College.  The weather is very hot, and tho  days 'are long, and Eva works away  earnestly and forgets the flight of  time, until _5ho is disturbed by; the entrance of Mrs. Longford, who somewhat impatiently declares that she  ought to bo dressed and ready to  start.  " 1 won't ibe long," Eva replies, with  a smile, and half an hour later she is  standing in the drawing room ready  to  go.  Very unlike is sho now to the poorly-clad girl who looked out with admiring wonder upon Ernest Westbrook as he plays on the lawn with  his dogs that first morning at Westbrook Grange long ago; still less is  she like the child who astonished,her  girlish companions by calmly announcing her intention of becoming a lady  The oval face, the clear, dark eyes,  and the glossy hair are the same; so,  also is the creamy tint of her complexion ; but she has grown tall, her figure has developed in dignity and grace  and there is moro than mere beauty  of form and color in her countenance.  Her dress this evening adds not a little to the effeot of her charms. It is  of the pale greenish blue���������a heavy,  costly silk, with a rich bloom upon it;  and yet it is both plain and simple,  and it1 fits the curve of hor undulating  form without a crease, and falls in a  long, graceful train behind her.  Somo lilies in her hair and bosom  complete the costume, which, like her  own style of beauty, is almost severe  in its grand simplicity.  " You do look nice," exclaimed Barbara Longford enthusiastically ; " I  wish mamma had bought me a dress  like yours."  " You would have looked a fright in  it, my! dear," here interposed hor mother, calmly. " Now you and Eva are a  contrast, but if you were dressed like  her you would be but a bad imitation."  ' "The mater is .complimentary td me,  isn't she?" laughed Barbara, good-naturedly ; " but I don't care, I feel on  very good .terms with myself, and this  rose-colored silk with black velvet, isn't  unbecoming, though it's neither classic, artistic nor severe. But now we  are off. I mean to make a conquest  to-night; my ridiculous sisters make  a point of speaking to me as though  I wera preordained to be an old maid."  " Only make a conquest of some one  worth having," remarked her mother,  P'rudently.  " I need not give the same advice  to Eva," she added,' significantly.  Eva took no notice of this, remark.  It had dawned.upon her mind of late  that Mrs. Longford was anxious to pro  mote a match between herself and Conrad, and our heroine had never missed an opportunity of trying to extinguish the idea.  Conrad would never do anything for  himself, his mother thought, and therefore it was very desirable that he  should marry a wife who could supply  his  deficiencies.  But, meanwhile, our party have been  driven the. short distance which intervenes between Mr. Longford's house  and the University College. The ladier  ascended the staircase, and having been  received by two members of the council, passed on into the crowded rooms  It was like coming among old friends  '���������like the breaking up party of a school;  and Eva and Barbara shook hands with  one acquaintance, chatted with another, and our heroine found herself as  pleasantly and comfortably at herea.se  as though she were in her own painting room.  But Eva attracted much attention  this evening. The fame of her talent  and unusual success had been whispered about among less fortunate1 artists.  Professors had heard of her, and those  who did riot know her personally, eagerly asked tto be introduced, for learned professors, old or young, are rarely proof against .the combined attractions of talent and beauty.  So Eva found herself greatly sought  after on this occasion, and she* was not  sorry at length to get a seat in a corner near some rare plants and flowers,  and there, Half screened from observation, to sit and watch the brilliantly-  dressed and constantly-moving throng  before her.  One of the professors, a young German, had found her out, and was talking art and sentiment combined when  Barbara.  T.on_.ford   ioined   them.     For  ed reproachfully; at our heroine, for Dr,  Scherer was a man whose attention she  would have liked' to monopolize. "But  Eva had evidently little care for the  handsome doctor, and when he volunteered to' take her to another part of  the building |to show,her some curiosities, she pleaded fatigue and suggested that Barbara sould go with him instead. As Barbara clearly approved of  the suggestion, there was no loophole  of escape for the professor, so ho led  off the delighted girl, while Eva congratulated herself upon being " once  more left alone.  It was only for a few seconds, however. A group of young men, whose  peculiar style of hair and collar proclaimed them as embryo artists,.strolled in her direction, and ono of them,  who had never seen her beforo, immediately went into raptures of admiration.  " Who is she ? ' Who can toll me .  Who can introduce me ?" asked this  Individual, in low but impassioned  tones, of his companions.   -  They, failed to see the absurdity of  his behavior; each one of them would  have acted in precisely tho same way  if the idea had happened to outer his  ridiculous brain, and each would have  expected the samo respectful sympa  thy from .the rest which they all willingly accorded to tho present performer.  .   I      To  Be Continued.  A Grateful Woman  SAYS  DR.   WILLIAMS'  PINK   PlLLf  SAVED HER LIFE.  WEATHER LORE.        '   '  Sapcr.tltloiiH an<I Sayings as to (lis "   '"_-  Inst ������r Vni-ions Signs.  Thunder on Sunday is considered by  the weather wisp the sign of the death  of a great man ; on Monday, the death  of a wloman ; on Tuesday, if in early  summer, it foretells an abundance of  grain; bn Wednesday, warfare is  threatened; on Thursday, an abundance of sheep and, corn, tho farmer  may reckon upon; on Friday, some  great man will be muTderod ; on Saturday, a general pestilence and great  mortality. . 1  . 'Friday's weather shows what may  be exxiected on the following Sunday  .���������(that is, if it rains on Friday noon,  then it will rain on Su'nday, but if  Friday be clear, then' Sunday will bei  fine as we'l. '  The twelve days immediately following. Christmas denote the weather for  tho com'p,". twelve 'months, one  day for a month, ffihe day of the  month the first snowstorm appears  indicates the number ot snoiwstorms  the winter will bring. For e__ample,  the. first snowstorm comes on November 29���������look out. for. twenty-nine,  storms.  There is an old saying���������iwhich. originated perhaps for the benefit of school  children���������that there is only one Saturday in the year withoult sun during  some portion of ihei day.  ���������A gale, mod-,Tuting at sunseft, will increase before midnight, buL if it moderates after midnight the weather will  improve.  ��������� No -weather is ill.  If tho wind is still.  If the fuil moon shall rise red expect  wind.  The sharper tho blast the sooner 'tis  past.   ���������  A light yellow sky at sunset presages wind.  Wh_n you see Northern lights, you  may   expect   cold  weather.   '      >  Hazy weather is thou/girt to prog-  riiostricaf- frost in winter; snow in  spring ; fair weather in summer, and  rain, in autumn.  Storms that clear in thc night will  be- followed   by  a rainstorm'.  Three foggy mornings will surely  be followed   by a rainstorm.  If tho ice on the tree melts and runs  off rainr will come' neo_t; while if the  wind cracks off the ic������ snow follows.  (When.the leaves of, trees show their,  under side there will be rain.   ,  ' .When  the    perfume  of    flowers or  the. odor of fruit is unusually noticed  rain may bJ expected. '       '.-   '  .When the sky is full! of stars expect  rain. ���������;��������� ��������� '-':'  If a cat washes herseJf calmly and  ,si_noothly' the .weather will be fair. If  sbe washes against the grain take year  mackintosh. If she lies with her back  tu the fire there will be a squall.     -,  (Cats with their-tails, up and hair  apparently, electrified indicate approaching wind.  If pigs aro restless there will be  windy weather.    .  The direction in which a loon flies  in the morning will be the direction of  the wind the next day.  Magpies flying three or four to-  gether'and -uttering' harsh cries predict  windy   weather.  Flocks of crows signify a cold summer.      '  .When; the owl nests look out for a  storm.  When the swallow flies low rain will  coma soon ; when they fly high expect  fine  weather.  If the rooster crows at night he will  "ige.t- up with a weit head, '  Six weeks. from the ��������� time the first  kavy-did is;heard will be frost.   ���������   ���������  CohHiici! to Bed for More Than a Monfb.  nurt Wholly Unable io Move���������Food Jlnd  to bo Adu.lulNleretl to Her us to a  Chilli-Thankful Word, of Praltve.  From, the Tribune, Deeeronto, Ont.  Mrs. Wm. Doxtater,  whose husband-  works on the Bathbun farm, Deaeroi.-  to, is well known in tho town and sur>i  rounding country,   her    homo having  always    been   in   this     vicinity.   Mrs.  Doxtater has passed through   a   mora  than usually  trying illness, and as it  was said she   ascribed  her cure to the  use of Dr. Williams'   Pink Pills, a r<&  porter of tho Tribune was sent to investigate  the    case.   It   appears   that  Mrs. Doxtater's illness dates from the  birth  of   a child   on   Fob.    15th,. 1899,  when  the attending  physicians found  it necessary- to administer 'chloroform.  Tho shock was  greater than she could  stand   and    the      result   was   partial  paralysis,  during  which'  her  life was  despaired of.   Mrs..Doxtater gives  the  particulars  as  follows:���������"Previous   to  the  birth  of   my   child I had  enjoyed  very   good  health,    but  following this-  my  health gave  way entirely.   I   was  in bed for over a month, and had two-  doctors  attending  me.   I was  so  weak  that     I     could     not     turn     myself  in     bed    and     had     to     be     moved  like   a    child.      The     little    nourishment  I took had  to bo    administered  by  ray friends.       During  this time'I  suffered  great  pain  especially  in tho  hip joints, and ono sdie was paralyzed  from the shoulder to    the foot.    . Tho  doctors could not    tell   mo   what my,  trouble    was    aud the  medicine  they,  gave did me no good.   I became  despondent  and thought  I would   surely  die.   I got into a highly nervous condition and sleep was almost   impossible!  Just  as I   would  fall asleep I would  start up as though' in a fright:     This  was the start of affairs when a friend  advised me to try, Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills and  I can never tell how thankful' I   am    that  I   took that    advice.  After I had used the third box I was  ablo to. leave my bed and move around  the house a little.     By th etime I had  used six boxes I had gained greatly in  strength and was ablo to do my own  housework.     I could    eat  my    moals  with relish.   I sleep and; am still constantly    gaining  ni    strength.        My  friends wore surprised  at  my   speedy,  recovery after beginning the uso of Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills,  and    I    believe   .  that but for them I would not be alive  to-day.   I will be glad if my testimony  is the means of pointing to some other  sufferer the road to health.  People who are run down, weak or  nervous., will find renewed hoalth and  strength through the fair use of Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills. They enrichl'  and build up the blood and stimulate  tired and jaded nerves. Substitutes  eh-ould always be refused as thoy never cured anyone. The genuine pills  may be had from all dealers in ���������  medicine, or from the Dr. Williams'  Medicino Co., Brockville, Ont., at 50o  a box or six boxes for ������2.50.  A WISE GIBL.  It was in the tram car, and two  girls were talking of what they read.  Oh, I choose a novel easily enough,  one said. I go to the circulating lib-*  rary and look at' the last' chapters. If  I find the rain softly and sadly; dropping over one. or two lonely' graves, I  don't have it; but if the morning sun  is glimmering over bridal robes of  white satin. I know it's all riorht.  '   VERY RAW RECRUITS.  SlnipIc-.lliKlcd Kussl.-iu i'ensnulH No Mntrli  ror tint J-ccnil-liiK ������-Uccr.  The life of the Russian soldier is a  hard one, and the bondage of compulsory service weighs cruelly, upon tho  peasants throughout the tsar's dominions. Attempts to escape enlistment  aro made continually, but tho simple-  minded peasant is no match for ' the  alert recruiting officer.  At a recruiting station in eastern  Russia a peasant pleaded deafness and  would not answer any question put to-  him.  " You can go home," said the examining surgeon, in a very low voico, and  the man at once started for the door.  The shout of the surgeon brought him  back, however, and ho was informed  that he had successfully passed tho  medical examination.  Here is another story of an unwilling recruit. Ho was a big strapping-  fellow, possessing the strength of a  Hercules; buf he, declared that the index and middle fingers on his right,  hand were joined together and could  not be taken  apart.  The appearance; of the fingers did not  indicate, however, that such was the  fact, and the examining surgeons, who  were strong men.themselves, tried.with  all'the strength thay possessed to separate the two fingers, and after a great  deal of exertion gave up in disgust. At  last a clever thought struck one of  them.     , ,    ���������  "Tell me," said the surgeon, "how  were your fingers before ? Were they  always like this." :  "This way," replied the unsuspecting young peasant, and ho opened his  fingers as easily as anybody else. He  was astonished at the laughter his act  evoked. The surgeons did not attempt  to examine him  further; he passed.  ,    THEIR COMBINED  AGES.  I'd let you go, Millie, said her mother, only I'm afraid it's merely a party  of giddy young peorle.  .You can judge of that, mamma,  replied  Millie, when I tell  you  that tho-.���������  combined age of the five of us is 170.  It turned out afterwards, however,  that the age of the grandmother,.  Whom they took along as a chaperon,  was 96. 7  A CLOSE IMITATION.  I wish George would shave off that  fuzzy  little  mustache.  Why ?  (He    kissed  m������    last    night    and  I  \  \v  i; Is  VI  I  i  j.  ���������?,  .1.  fist  <f*  I  '������  ������������������a  a.  i  ���������it  I  __>  f  f^7  ' p.?  i-  iRISTOORATIO   FORGERS,  ENGAGING    THE    ATTENTION  ENGLISH AUTHORITIES.  OF  Iniiy <'i-_in.s Coiiiinllli-il by the J-i-iiibern  of Tilled Ar-_.our.u-_,- of rorcl(_ii Xnt-  Inn .���������  Not one, but several ca__o_ of forgery  In which people belonging to the British aristocracy are implicated aro enraging the attention of English police  luthorities.  Warrants have been issued for tho  irresl of a daughter of a British  Ambassador representing his sovereign  _t a foreign .court aud for the capture  3f at least three sons of peers of the  realm  The habit of writing somebodyelse'd  name has become prevalent among the  upper classes owing to the inability of  the old families to keep abreast of tho  pace set' by the new rich. The very  number of titled people exposed to  _hargo_i of forgery has apparently ren-  aered this crime fashionable.  The Ambassador's daughter for  whom a warrant has been issued is  Mrs. Kingscote, who a year ago was  doing >the honors of her father's embassy at Madrid, where he was representing both England and'the United  States. Among her victims are Lord  Byron and Lord Burton, the latter proprietor of the great Bass brewery. She  has been already taxed publicly by Sir  George Lewis, Lord Burton's lawyer,  with having made a fraudulent use of  his client's name.  A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO  the son of Lord Haldoii,' destined to oo-  cupy his father's seat in "iho House of  Lords, confessed during a civil suit  that ho had forged the name of his  wealthy mother to a promissory note.  The money-lender who had discounted  it brought suit against Lady Ilaldon  for the amount���������namely, ������7,5.0���������and  she refused to pay, on the ground that  tho signature was  not hers.  In her defense, sho cited her son,  A-ho admitted on oath that his moth-  *r was right, and that he had forged  her signature on which extraordinary  evidence Judgment was given in favor  of Lady Haldon, who thus escaped having to pay a^t the expense of hor son's  .good name.  _ If the young nobleman avoided criminal proceedings, it was because Lady  Ha.do.r_ lawyer was ablo to convince  the authorities that  the money-lender  _t������ Iff your ������  ��������� _T,_������_.C  Cut this out and r������tum  o   us.   With  nam- ol  __u_3t express office  an* V, c?7l m������4 ������-*S ^IH-U  there for you V- _-_---__ B. _> an  ������������������_-/ac., gold-plated    duit proof  can., .an-somely .n.raYed, fltt.d  with American model 7 Jewelled  stem .rind and set movement,  lady's or gents   eize. It Is a  pood tlmi piece, equal In appearance to a $.5 00 walon.  and  la Just the  thing   tor  trading  purposes.     If.   on  careful examination you aro  couYlnced   LMm     watch   Is  worth far moro than wo Mir.  pay the express   agent   .J..5  pand o-tl-.-HS char1*., and It Is  yours.  Terry Watcli ������_._,..  " ~~~ /,    'J-oroitto, Cnii.  I THE OLDEST THRONE.  What is probably the most vener-  Kble piece of furniture in existence is  now in the British Museum. It is tho  throne of Queen Hatsu, who reigned  in the Nile Valley some 1,000 years before Christ.  ATTACKED THE WRONG  CIVILIAN.  Tlio Ordinary in .������iciu-c or You.is Gcriiini-  .-.i-iiy Ofllcerri Properly K-.cnti'il.  It is to be hoped that an incident  which has just occurred at Kornorn,  in Hungary, may at lenglh lead to lhe  adoption by the authorities of some  ad-qualo measure for the protection  ol civilians from dangerous manifesla-  - CONTAGION BY BATS  Tn view of tho existence of tho  bubonic plague in Portugal, theh'reni-h  Public Health Committee reports that  great danger of contagion e.\ihta from  rats and mice getting on boaid vessels,   i ,  Tt\   FrflTinmV Nearly everyone is on the lookout for a good thing.  11 _>   i-VUUUHlJ       Everybody is on the lookout for a good tea-  good  Ceylon Tea  Lead Packages.  ���������25. 3������. 4������. 5������ & 6oc-  Cutt  nearest e  When Shouki a Man Swear?  Man is not only a reasoning but a  swearing animal. Sometimes his feelings are expressed audibly, again  so deep down in his nuluro that nothing less than a volcano would thrust  them to tho surface. If ,man should  swear at, all, when should that time  be. The church is silent on this impor-  tions of that over-weening arrogance [������_ant matter and thej law gives no  whioh is but too f__i_u_.it a charac-;sanction to cuss words. Stovepipes aro  .eristic-   of    young , officers   in     this I provocative ol! feeling, but corns    aro  and send It tons with tho name of your  iprrui.in.eandwe will _),|p you this Violin  " by oxprcu. -Ut.o.t to examination.    __.  -pre*, oElce, and If .on find It oxutlya.  c-mtltand entirely ..Usli-tory, p.t tb������  express agent our special price, K*aid  clul      ��������� ......  oxprrss ch-rg^s  jpncial p      ....   ���������        TIiIh Is a finely flnlshwL  twilsr ,__- StradlY.rlus model violin!  richly oolorod, hlRhly polished, powerful  -.nd sweet In tone.    Complete with fun  ,..__,       _     ..how. oxtraoetofstrlnL'sund reslo.   A irenulnt  l.nrcaln at the price.   Buy direct from 113 and __ v o the dealer's proflC  Johnston & MeFarlane,   Box   ������ Z,'   Toronto. Ont.  'had been aware of the spurious indorse  ruent when he discounted tho bill at 40  per cent., und that he did so to be  placed in a position to exercise pressure  upon the wealthy relatives of the forger.  Lord William Nevil, son of the Marquis of Abergavenny, is undergoing a  rive-years' term of penal servitude for  having forged the namo of his friend,  Oapt, Clay to a promissory note. Only  -four years ago, Dr. Collins, medical officer of the Horse Guards, and the most  fashionable ladies' physician in London, was tried for forging tho name of  a comrade,  the rich Capt. Selwyn.  Capt Selwyn and the friends in whose  hands he placed himself���������Lord Wal-  singham and Sir Nigel Kingscote,  Equerry of  the Prince of Wales���������un  young  country as well as in Germany. As  ihe latest victim is a 'man of title and  a son of a Hungarian state official  of high rank, Baron Fialh, tha Ober-  gospan or lord lieutenant, of the Sluhl-  ���������w-iFseiiburg Ccmitat, it is not iin-  prob.ible that, at least in this particular instance, the result ot the inquiry by the military authorities may  be some.vhat more satisfactory than  it has been in previous cases, when-  only members of the middle and lower  classes were concerned.  While on Ji's way to Vienna with  his fauier Baron Nicholas Fialh, a  young man of ,20, took advantage of  the few minutes stay, by the train at  Komoui to go into the restaurant to.  buy. cigaiettes. iThere an officer, one  of two who sat a,t a table with a number ol women, sa;d to him :"Reniove  ypur hat. or I will knock it off your  he,id." Baron Fiath replied that he  was in a puh'.io place, in which it was  nor customary to uncover. The officer then carried oul" his threat, and  the D iron retorted by administering a  vigoiou3 cuff on the ear, which made  his assailant stagger. (Thereupon the FLEEING FROM ELECTRICITY  second officer drew his sword and at- n,u��������� ,.������������������:,. ���������, . ���������. , ,.������������������. ,_���������,���������  tacked Baron Fiath. The latter, more1 lho lapid sI)read o������ electric tram"  iortunate than othor civilians in _imi- ���������Wa a������d electric light systems is dnv-  lar circumstances, succeeded in 'do- ing nagnetic observatories from the  f-end'ng himself with a chair, and made neighborhood of large towns and cities,  his way back to the railway carriage, '"  He afterward returned to the restaur  far worse. ' Wives ..hould see that  their husband's corns aro kept down.  This may be done quite easily, painlessly, and with absolute certainity by  Putnam's Corn Extractor. Beware of  flesh-eating substitutes offered for  Putnam's Corn Extractor.  ORIGIN OF HERALDRY.  The use of coat-of-arms as badges  for different families did not come into practice till the twelfth century.  The Germans are said to have originated it, while the "French developed    the  Ones new lilo  to   thc  SHfur.   Unmkra it Brow  and i-sluro- thu color.  Sold by all drug-gists.    5or. a bottle.  SEEKING INFORMATION.  How did Mrs. Nibber happen lo cull?  She  said she  saw  some  one  on our  1 porch   whom she  didn't know, and so  the cainC over "to find out who it was.  A QUEER ODOR.  Mr. Grumpps ��������� What's lhat queer  odor? Smells like burning lye.  Mrs. Grumpps ��������� Don't know. I  haven't put anyLhlng in the fire, except some of your old love letters.  La Toscat.a, 10c.  H-___.___.CE C_GA__  -���������-.CTOJ.'. .Montreal  AN  ARMLESS   BRIDE.  a woman   without arms has  >tb,  fol  been  married at Christ Church, New Zealand. The ring was placed upon the  fourth toe of her left foot. A similar  marriage to this was performed at St.  .Tames Church in 1832. '  O'KEEFE'S  -.luTJID  EXT. OV  MONTREAL HOTEL DIRECTORY.  The " Baimoral," Frao Bus tuiblX:  Hotel Carslahe, fr.n.^'.'r./oTp8  G.T.lt.SLntioii, Mon.ru.-.. Geo C__.ulu_:������J__ Co., Wop 8.  AVENU S  E.0.JSS-  MciGll��������� Ool_e_,e   .Avenue.  Kaimily  Hotel rates SI ������0           _ per day.  ST. JAMES*'HOTlir-^r^f������~^1  Itailcrar.   Firht-oln.CE Oouimeroia. Hnu^-     Mo_.r_ ino-  pror.i_ai_U���������Hates uioderato      >  Im borates aud Stl-AncthonB.  LLOYD WOOD, Toronto, GENERAL AC.K-.T.  ant, accompanied by his father, when  eaid, were exchanged as a preliminary,  lo two duels, which were fought in  the evening with sabres. It is a  source ot legitimate satisfaction to  know that Baron Fiath escaped unhurt,  while oue of his aggressors was rather  severely wounded. Perhaps the most  extraordinary feature o������ these encounters is that, as in the present instance, an officer should consider it  consistent wilh his honor as a soldier  to diew his sword upon au unarmed  civilian.  Tho delicate instruments employed in  such observatories lose their , usefulness when extensive electric plants are  in operation near them. One of tho latest instances is that o������ the magnetic  observatory of Vienna, which has been  abandoned. The Austrian government  has been asked to provide a new observatory situated at a distance from the  capital.  SHREWD  ADVICE.  A MAN'S WAT.   ���������  Tidy Housekeeper���������This is sweeping  day, my dear, but you are at home,  and I don't like to disturb you.   ���������  Husband ��������� No, need to. Just hang  the rugs outside for an hour or two,  and the neighbors will think you've  swept  yv P ��������� ������9_  Catholic Prayer ^e.^rs^n.i.^  R_llplrmn l'lutui_���������������, Statuary, nnd Church Ornaments,  -.rluoittiom. Worka. Mail uruVr. re-oi ive prompt ntt_r_>  Hon. D, _... 8_PU.R & CO., Montro.il.  38 PER CEMT. PROFITS  _fokti.k Month av i.uat7HT.  This Com jinn)*, after piling the 4 per cfiit. raonthlj  Coupons rn.itunnK Septum-.ur Is., hate rpni.aiumg a. (.ur-  plus of 32 per cent.   After deducting expense., and thl  ..mount aimed to the rer._nef.inrl, thert.tem.i_nh to tbf  2r__tit of the iiiYoV-orB a suiplue over dfrldeud  of 10 >~  per cent.   Any ..mount, fnmi 850 upwnrri.'. recoived f  invostnicnt.   Book free, giving full pr.rt.ci_laro.  the Dominion Investment Co. of TorontO|  Gan;. da Permanent Cham bora, 18 Toronto St*  CARD INDEX...  The only per.oot 6._t_m for ___p_  luff tiumus and addresses.   (*>o  S-iuplo tray outfit    VOr  The orrioe Speolalty Mfgr. Co.,  Limited  12.__<3121 il_j St.. TOHO-TTO.   l-otorj: Nctrm-rkeW  08H8S? 8TKAMSHIP8  Montreal and Quebec tu Liverpool.  Large    and    fast   Steamers    Vancouver^  Dominion, Scotsman, Cambroman.  Kites of pal.a.. :���������Tint Cabin, MO upward!; Baoonl  Cabin, $35; 61. erarc, J-.2.50 and 128 50  For further iaforination apply to local a.entc, or  DAVID TORRANCE _ CO., General Agontd,  17 St. S-or.mont St.. Montreal.  CALVERT'S  Carbolic Disinfectants, S.apa Olnt-  mont. Tooth Powdors, etc., have bsen  & warileit 10U medals iiud diplomas for aiiperior  oxcellpiice. Thoir regular uso proven, mfeoti.  on. dlsenaos. Ask your dealer lo obtain a  -upply.   Jjists m.illed free on application.  F. C. CALVERT & CO.,  MANCHESTER,    -   -     ENQLAND.  STANDING THE TESTS  Tyjicwilit.-n   ..Inllcr   Pi-nveil  lo   Be  I>ui-.iblc 't'liitu Any Other.  Now'Lho typewriter lias almost  superseded the pen ia commercial li������o  the question o������ tho permanency of the  writing dome by the machine is one  oi  considerable   importance.      Recent  The virLues of a keen business man  are   often  negative  rather  than   positive.      It is said that  a great  broker  j once told his son that only two things  i wero necessary to mako a great fian-  cicr.  I     And what are  those, papa ? the sou  More   asked.  Honesty   and saga'city.  Hut what do you consider tho mark  of honesty to be ?  Always to keep your word.  And the mark of sagacity ?  Never to give your word I   ....,_._ _.���������    ie3ts show that the impressions mado  dertook to withhold proceedings against  by, a typewriter are more lasting than  his _^iff������v������fr*?X,'t'Mm',*? -������������nt.������H'tl������' ordinary pen-and-ink writing.:  ..ms practice and to retain his position      ���������..������������������       ...        _ ��������� , ������������������,     ���������      u_������������������  -in society and his membership of the The writing of a typewriter has been,  olubs on the understanding that he submitted for seven days to the, action  would, leave _.ngla,rid at the end of six of the following reagents: Petroieu;.-.  S?j? ���������'r���������I���������_I h6  de<3linecl.   t0 ful^lj ether, alcohol;; water,  strong  chlorine  water, a mixture of ether and alcohol,  3  per  cent  oxalio    acid,   10  per   cent  " Pharaoh 1 Oo." ^jg*^  this agreeraeht -  ' THEY CAUSED HIS ARREST.'  ..':.' Another well-horn officer - of the  Guards, Cap-.,Scott-Sanders, is now doing time for forging the name of Lord  __andesborough. .���������..'.  ���������A year,ago,-tha London usurer. Jay,  brought suit ���������' against 'Sir "Tatton  Sykes, for payment of promissory  notes indorsed .with his namo. Sir Tat-  ton refused, to pay,, stating that his  signature had been forged. The jury  . and the court/accepted Sir^ Tatton's  .views. Yet in spite of this charge  hanging,over the hoad of Lady Sykes,  she remains in England unmolested,  and even retains her position in fashionable society. .  '.   .  Lady Gunning, after confessing in  court that sho had forged the name  of her father and of other ralatives,  ' was sentenced to several years' imprisonment, with hard labor. She is a  member of the house of Churchhill of  which the Duke of Marlborough is the  hoad, and the widow of tho late Sir  Henry Gunning.  On tne Continent forgery among  the titled is more prevalent than in  Englanjd. The fashion was set by a  royal princess, Princess, Louise of Co-  burg, daughter of the King of Belgium, who'only escaped the penal consequences of forging the name of her  younger sister, the widowed Crown  Princess of Austria, by getting herself  placed under nominal restraint in a  lunatic asylum as mentally irrespon  sible.''...'' .'-  citrio acid, 10, per cent hydrochloric  acid, 10 per cent tartaric acid aud 4  per oent sodium hydrate.  lAs to the resuil.t,,.of this severe: test,  there was no visible action, except lhat  in the case, of the chlorine water and  sodu'm hydrate, the writing was'turn-  ed brown in. consequences oj������ , the de-  stru.tion of the methylene! blue and ��������� a  part of the Pruasian blue. In spite  of partial bleaching the writing was  still very distinct and readily legible.  Another tost was of tho relative permanency, of good fluid ink and of the  ink used upon the' typewriter upon  plain white paper with the pen and  the m-ichiroe. (Thirty-one hours after  the one had baon.raade on tho typewriter, the sheet was immorsed for  five .minutes in a strong solution of  hydrogen dioxide.  jB'ive times tho volume ot distilled  water was added, aud the sheet was  oompletely covered with the solution,  and allowed to remain in the sunlight  84 hours. On being removed, washed,  and dried it was found that! while the  inscription with the ordinar.j. ink was  scarcely discernible, that made by  the- typewriter was clear and distinct.  7 ���������   PLENTY   OE   THAT KIND.  There are very few women orators,  aren't there? ,  Why, I don't know. lhad the impression that the, majority of women  were great talkers. .  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, etc.  -Ivsry town can have a band,  Lowest prices ererquotod. Fina cat.lo.ue, 500 Illustrations, mailed free. Writo U3 for an/thing in  <   Muafc or Vtu .leal Instruments.  WHALEY B0YC. & CO.,    ���������    Toronto, Can,  Solid Gold....$2.85  Best Gold .Till 1.50  5 yrs Gold Fill 1.00  Best Glasses..- 100  We guarantee perfect satisfaction.  ������L������BS   ������PTIGAL  CO.,  S3 Yonge Street, Toronto-  ONE NIGHT,  dru.gls forlt. Price 10c  "BEAVER BRAND" Maohlntosh  n.rer hordoas k is guaranteed Waterproof. _____ for it,taka do other. Be__  rer Rubber Clothir. Oo. Ma.tresj.  Mltle. Mills & Hale.  Barri-tera.-tc, removed  to Wesley Bldg... Rich.  mood UL W.. Torouto.  FOR OVER FIPTY YEARS  MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING 8YRT/P has been  used by raotlicn- for their children teething. It soothes  the child, Boftons the gume, allays pain, cures wind  colio, and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. 25o. a bottle. Bold by alldruggi-ts throu.hont the world. B-  (ur< and a:- for " Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Sjrup.  ��������� PIGEON LAYS TWO EGGS.  Before beginning to hatch a pigeon  lays, two    eggs,    and  they invariably  produce ,-i male and a female.   E_cperi-  Indian Catarrh Cure.  Sold by all reliable Druggists.  AGENTS WANTED to soil the Acm.  I'ot ahd Kettle Str.iner in every County and Township in Canada. The de-  Ticoibinvnltmblo for .training thowatel  from boiling vegetable . without scalding the h.mds or smllin. thc contents  of the pot Eio'inive territory gi.ei  to Ur... .lass agents. For particular-  apply to the  Aomo Pot __ Kottlo Strainer Co.   HAMILTON, ONT. -  ������H0W GASES. |pLL CASES  Office and Bank Fixtures, Modern  Store Fronts, Mirrors and Plat*  Glass.    For low prices write  TORONTO   SHOW   CASE   CO.,  82 ADELAIDE Wn TORONTO, CAN.  Michigan Land for Sate.  Q 000 ACRES Q00D FARMIKQ LAHD8-ARKNAO.  **! Iosco, Ogoinuw anil Craw foul Countica. Tltl������pe^  feet. On Mich.Kan Cei.tr.vl, Dot roil _. Mackinao and  Loon L.ike Railrojtds, tit prices lungiag fiom 32 to $f  per acre. These Lnnds are Clo������ to Enterprising _N"o*  Towna, Chutchcn, Schoola, eto., and will be Bold on most  rc<uonnbIe turin..   Apply to  R. M. FIKRCE, ARont, West Buy CUy, Mich.  Or J.W. CUI-i'IS. Whittomore. Mich.  jjlgSjNCjgCS   Raiiq Do you want to givo the glrli  ������ujf o ft genuine surprise ?  f*|f Io You can hi.v������ oceans of fun  M,IBC* with thia novelty.  The mn.fn-tpr.n_; of Jife in fun. Send for  a Kissing Bug, and live ten years longer.  Bent petit-paid with our list of t-ovelti.a,  for 10c, In htnmps <rr f-llver.  PROGRESS NOVELTY G0.f  l-S Richmond St. W.,   ���������   Toronto, Ont.  Hotel .ind faa-lc un men can: ot atford to be  without tho Au torn nt ic Fttucut Atmch-  m-nt, aa it pays foutsell'ii oiifu tick dr.iw-  inibeer. Is'odnp, nows^tL* You only nted  one hand to d r.i w beer w it!i the Automatic  but in cast of ruah you can liuid gla^os ia  eachhnnd, at> the Automatic if  always ready.   The Automatic  draw* the finest gl._a_.of beer and  is used for any trade, ah it puts  the klndof bead on the beer that          you want. Price Sl.50 pre-paid���������  V)������������, "money refunded if nutsati__f_io-  ^~****^, tory.;Ha_uiitoiJI-rfgCo.,Torout<-  HARDWARE, DRUG  AND  GENERAL  STORK3  AI_L SELL IT TO THEIR GOOD TRADE.  (_.������  Machine  -speoially l&os.  who hare failed  tobsouro.elio- ,  wher.; wrile to  Dr. Arnott, Berlin who will ooht[neeyou he emaiir-yo  n-lints \have   demonstrated     that  eg-g first laid produces a male,  the  Deafness Cannot be Cured  by lacal.applioatio.lv, riH thoy outmo. rcaah tho  alseasocl portion of tho oar. Thore is only one  way to curo doafnoss, nnd that is by con_U__.  Uon;.l romodies. JJcarno__ ia cau.od by an in.  fliiiiiod condition of tho raucouH lining of tho  ttuatachiun Tnbo. >\ hon this tubo got. inflamed 3'ou havo a rumblinff .ound or imporfoot  hoariiiif, nnd when it is ou.iroly closed deafncn.  is lho result, and unlosn tho.inflammation can  be taken out and this tubo roatorod to its normal condition, hoaring will bo destroyed f,-,r-  nver; nine oases out of ton are caused by Oa-  t.u-rh. which Isnothinn but an inflamed oondi-  I ion of tho mucous surfaces.  Wo will givo Ono Hundred Dollars for any  caso_ of Deafness (oausad by catarrh) lhatcau  opt) bo oured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.   Send for  Circulars, f>-e������.  7, ��������� u   /.'J. CHENEY Sc CO, Toledo. O.  Sold by Druggisti, 75c.  Hall's Family Pills are the best.  Sausage Casings-f^rst^rdT^  eric-n Hog Casta..���������reliable goods at right price*.  PARK, BLAOKWELI. &��������� CO., Toronto.  THE DEB MOINES INCUBATOR���������Bast and ohe-P-it  . O. Rollaud, eole agent for the Dominion.  8end Sot,  -tamp for catalogue.   373 8t. 1-ui Street, Montreal.  The Dawsoit Gommiaslon Co., Llrrtited,  Cor. Wsst-Markot ft Oolborno 8t, Toronto,  C-a ������4 lorn beat prloeo for jour Apples, Butter, K.gs,  ronltry, and ctlwr $ro___Ms if yon __ii_< it to thocj.  BECAUSE ITS THE VERY  BEST OIL THEY CAN GET.  oo___rgl._____.oou.ple.o----fao.lOQto FARMEKS  9 M������f&_ISK_L.ROGERSPREJ������R������'<'"l  * IFB-fWM-MWIK*!--'   without - mttdioinf  or expo ii no to tfac  rrocured Iu alt countriei..   DefliKns,  Trutle Murkp reyiflterej, Copyrigbtn,  CaToat-i procurud.   Write for informnUon.  KQKRTON, R. CASE, RosintaRed Solfcitorof Patonta,  _\oUr> Publio, Temiile Building, Toronto. Ont.  Dyeing 1- OSeaSItig!  For the very be*t eond your work to the  " BRITISH iTMEBICAN DYEING CO."  Look for nsent in your town, or aend direct.  Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec.  WErGHT AND THOUGHT.  fThc weights of classes of students  Before and after examination have  been made Lho subject of recent investigation. "In high classes, where  naturally tho examination was most  felt, several pounds were lost, showing how the mental strain was felt.  In lower classes the Joss was, not so  great.: ,���������.���������  NO  WONDER.  _  Belle���������There's no flies on Charley.  BerLUa���������Naturally, jj There's   nothing  svioet about Charley's  disposition.  O'SHEA'S EASY JOB.  Teacher ��������� What does your father  work at, Johnny? ;  Johnny O'Shea ��������� He don't work at  nuttun'; he's a'policeman.  ISN'T IT ?  It is funny what small respect married people sometimes have for each  other's judgment, whon you remember  that each is supposed to have picked  out a perfect mato.  Cl^^t4j"  *fH4MUA6S  j������ Mo fflu&W&  WHITE'S PH0SPH0 SODA  An EfforVe-oing Phosphate, exoellent oleanoer for Hrer,  .Idner and etoinach, takes the plaoe of ooal tar preparations inca_eof beaclache, Its effect ia Immediate. Hold by  all druggists, in 10c. f_c, 50oand.X-00pncka.es.  Quoen Olty Drug Oo., 27) Wolllng-ton-ct. E., Toronto  ������   _-_--_-l_55-_������ _3S_5__������i__.s������,  f   LiiAD, COPPER, BRASS.  Wb_l__j_le only.   Lou j Distance TolephocslTSO.   ','  WI(.LIA__  ST.,  TORONTO.  Wi-MTEsO      IN EVERY VILLAGE-  "EiriLr!:-���������    -boys and girls  uudcr seventeen, for ensy work lu spare time; big p._y  Apply, in-oww hand writing, The Enterprise Comp������S-P  ^ Yonge Street, Toronto.  COKMOK 8EHSS KILLS Roches, Bed  BogB, EaU ������nd Mice.   Sold by sUl  Drufftrlato, nt 062 Quean W, Tcronto.  HEALTH RESTORED  BO<t dU-rdered Stomach, Lllnm, Nerres, LiTor, Blood,  dodder, Kidn������y_, Brain and Breath hj  s     Rovalenta  ,,, u ���������. AmbSca Food,  _.-_Si?Jifl",1''.yall{" ������������4 Children, und nlfo Roar- .������������  P . a If, Ia.tn\l "h.we A"������ent_ nnd Debility !������.o ro  K?A i .".''���������������'"���������������'������������������ It di_c������������������ when all othor  food Ls rejected, i.voe BO time  its cost in medicine.  9   In.urlabla Succosi.    100 00.  Annual Cure* of Oonsttpa-  ..,.,��������� tion. Flatulency, Dy.pcn.la.  _di._8tion, Oonsuroptlon, Diabetfi*. Ilronchlti., Inlin'  nia, Ouiighs Aethma, (.atarrh, rhle.ro, _.l_rrho__v  (errouBDobllity, 8lce|iles������nee������, Desponiieucy,  I      _T������*% (Limited),  _    i .8*0., "6���������  l<>ndon, Vf., also In Pari*, 1.   Ruo  de Castilillon, and  I. "_   .',c0-r"' ������henii.tB, nnd Stores oTeryvrhere, in tine,  h., J., .0., 0������., Slb��������� 14������.   Sent oarriane free.     Alno Da  Jarry s Reralenta Biscuit., lo tine, 3s. 6d. ������>__, c������.  -.fonts for Canada: TheT. Eaton Co., r.lniiWd.Toront*  JAS. R. AHNETT, Manag-or.  J0KN J. MAIN, Supt and Troan,  IGsplanade,  Opp, Sherbourne St.,  1/1 V.J _-'_r  High Class Water Tubo  Steam  Bolters, for All Prescuros,  Duties and Fuels ���������'<  SEWO   FOR   DESCRIPTIVE   CAT.VLOaUE.  ^Toronto Eleotrio Light Oc., Limited.  The T. E������t_n Oo��������� LiniiU ������  ���������{ Th- Ma..cy.Ha.rh Co., Limited.  I I Thu C/uiC- f -rv._s Rubber .. Mfg. Oo.  VTIi_ TVi!?on P.f.Uahins- -.'- , Limbed.  !__(- _!T____t-. whexo bollors may be ������.K --..i-ujj  1 ���������'!  .���������*������i__r,'*.j|  '- "_t ��������� >'  Sf-_M.'**"*i  ,-��������� . sj������      .if ���������  V.    '  &-.*>!.; i  *#������-��������� a        _. - ;  *������&'-& 1*1*'Jm * THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7,  .S99.  ������_*?  _?:..._?<  MOUNTAIN  ECHOES.  Ira-Black is now building a liotel in  Phoenix, neai Greenwood,  Splendid, new photo views of Send on  on sale at Clifl'e's Bookstore.  In the Anglo-Venezuelan boundary  settlement Groat Britain gained 00,000  square miles of territory.  The Now Westminster lacrosse boys  defeated the Toronto team in a score of  7 to 2, at the former place on the 3rd.  It is generally understood there will  be a light at the Conservative convention against the introduction of Federal politics in the Provincial House.  Stop that Cough! Take warning. It  may lead to consumption, A 25c.  bottle of Shiloh's Cure may save your  life.   Sold at McQueen's Drug Score.  The Shamrock-Columbia yacht race,  on the 2nd, was declared off on account  of in.ullicient wind, but the Shamrock  had the best of it as far as the race  went.  Karl's Clover Root Tea, for constipation if s the best, and if after using it  you don't say so, return the package  .and get your money. Sold at McQueen's Drng Store.  Miss Moore, now at Moyie, has been  .engaged to teach the juniors in the  city school, and will arrive to commence on the 1st of November. Mrs.  Sanford has taken the vacancy for a  month till the new teacher arrives.  The court of revision  sits  at Kaslo I  on the Gth of Nov.  The Nelson Tribune has the Bosun a  regular shipper from this out. We  shall see.  The C. P. R. will soon change it.  train service for winter operations. By  the change the train will remain here  over night.  j It is the C. P.R, machinists now���������all  along the line between Port Arthur aud  the const���������went oHt on strike last  "Wednesday.  The social given by tho ladies of the  Methodist church on Thursday evening was fairly well attended, considering thc dull times.  The Presbyterians expect to open  their new church in about three weeks.  They will have a very tasty and comfortable place of worship.  There are all signs of war in the  Transvaal, though not a shot has been  fired. It is hoped in most quarters that  some settlement without blo-dslied  will be arrived at.  ^4?i?i?i?i?i?i?ici?^i?rt*  *    SOME HINTS.  i^iH^. ���������  ������  How often mothers are perplexed and driven nearly to,  despair by their little ones losing'appetite and refusing a 11  manner of food when children will take  Cascade City had a $20,000 fire, burning out half of the place. The total  insurance was $4,500. One hotel man  lost his life in a bold effort to save a  drunken man asleep in the building,  and who, by the way, escaped uninjured.  For Constipation take Karl's Clover  Root Tea, the great Blood Purifier.  Cures Headache, Nervousness, Eruptions on the ekiu, and makes the nead  dear as a bell. Sold at McQueen's  Drug Store.  At a Conservative meeting Friday  evening week, F. L. Christie, barrister,  was chosen the Sandon delegate to the  Provincial convention at New Westminster on the Gth, but as he was unable to attend Mayor Pitts was appointed in his stead.  The entire staff of the Last Chance  was let out on Wednesday, and the  men ail came to the city on Thursday,  'ihe management naturally feel that  when the men will go to Ainsworth,  - Nelson, lio.sland and elsewhere and  work for ^3.00 they ought to do it here  where the rock is soft.  The i.ovelstoke Herald, that is a  great admirer of the eiglit-honr law,  says: "Any law that prevents a man  lrom doubling his day's earnings, if he  wants tu, is simply tunned in a spirit  of paternal tyranny." lhe Review 13  claused as, an opponent of thc law, and  yet these arc our sentiments exactly.  Mr. Harris has now in his office several samples of a beauliiul electric  contrivance for mines. They consist  of tubes an inch and a half in diameter  and of various lengths from a foot up  naving a glu.s iu one end. Thoy aro  operated by a thumb spring and throw  an instantaneous jet of strong electric  light.  The question at issue in tho Slocan  is simply this: The law has cut the  working hours from ten, the.late custom, to eight. The minors say they  want ������3,50 for the eight-hour day, whiie  they Were formerly satisfied with it ior  the ten. The owners in turn- say they  will n0t pay it as the changed conditions were never necessary for the  country's welfare. Is thereto way of  enoctiug a compromise satisfactory to  both? ���������'��������� _.  Before the C,P.R. train pulled out on  Thursday a number of Miss Wilson's  lady friends stood with her on the rear  platform until Mr. Wood took a group  photo with his kodak.  ^-  Catarrh cured. A clear head and  sweet breath secured with Shiloh'6  Catarrh Remedy. We sell six bottles  for $3 and guarantee an absolute cure.  Sold at McQueen's Drug Store.  A chimney blaze at the Ivanhoe at  an early hour Wednesday morning,  called out the fire brigade and many  citizens, but their services were not  really required.  Shiloh's Consumption Cure cures  where others fail. It is the leading  Cough Cure, and no home should be  without it. Pleasant to take and goes  right to the spot. Sold by McQueen the  JJruggist.  Mr. E. P.Bremner gets up some well-  written articles on unions, and quite  moderate in tone withal, as we understand it, in the Slocan there is no  objection to unions. The question is  rather, what should they do and what  should they leave alone ?  There are cigars and cigars, but if  you really want a good healthy smoke,  of a cigar that will not rob your purse,  you will use the "Interior" or "La  Morcna" manufactured by the Inland  Cigar Manufacturing"Co. of Kamloops.  One trial carries conviction.  Mr. Harris has just received from  New York an electrical appliance  which.takes tho place of hand lights,  It is shaped after the telescope style,and  when the button is touched it" glares  out electric light. Like all batteries it  is charged with electricity.  WANTED���������We will pay S12.00 a  week salary to either a man or a  woman to represent the Midland  Monthly Magazine as a subscription  solicitor. The Midland is thc same  size as McClures or the Cosmopolitan.  It is now in its sixth year and is the  only magazine of this kind published  in the great Central West. A handsome premium given to each subscriber. Send 10 cents for a copy of  the Midland and premium list to "the  Tiv 1._._:.-cnr Century Puuusiiinu Co.,  St. Louis, Mo.  4*  /J._|.4__f,4__fu4,4,4. _fw|_a$_4i4_4^_������s^  ������������������.  ���������������������  at nearly any time.    A cup of Bovril between or at meals  is the most perfect of nourishment to give the children for  On the first indication of Diarrhoea or  Dysenteryafewdoses  of Dr. Fowler's Ext.  of Wild Strawberry will promptly  check the advance of  these dangerous diseases.  It has been over 40 3-ears  in use and I as no equal for  the cure of L iwel complaints  of'young- or -.Id. There are  many dangerous imitations  on tbe marked so it would be  wise to see that tho full namo,  Dr. Fowler's Ext. of Wild  Strawberry, is c._ every bottle  you buy.  THE HOTEL  Nakusp.  Renovated in all appointments.  A good table always.  Choicest liquors and cigars in the bar.  Mrs. Snowman, Proprietress.  ������_" Rails and Track Iron,  Crow's Nest Coal,  Bar and Sheet Iron,  Jessop & Canton Steel for Hand and  Machine Drills,  Powder, Caps, Fuse,  Iron Pipe and Fittings,  Oils, Waste, Etc.,  Mine or Mill Supplies of all kinds.  Agents Truax Automatic Ore Cars.  - Head Office���������Nelson B.C.  Stores at  Nelson, B.C.   Kaslo,B.C.   Sandon,B.C  DON'T LET  PERSONAL   MENTION.  tl  Prof., Houston has conic to the conclusion that his prophetic vision is beclouded���������that 7 he. wo a mistaken, when  he said the mints would open' the 1st  ol this month, lie concludes now they'  will not open this winter because the  owners rel'unn, to pay "the going-rate of  wages." WiJl the Tribune please, let  us know where in B.C. besides tlie Slocan hjuid-clrillers ask-' and receive,more  than g-jdo f,.r eight hours. Let-the'  j pubJic jiitvu full information on this  !    BUbjecl,. ..,:������������������'���������'  (        lhe NoJfO-i Tribune, as a solution of  '    thc present, Slocfui trouble,  advocates  1   tbe tiixiition  of all  closed mines'arid  ,   prospect...'by the government as wild  lands.     Thai.'.,  the id'-u exactly.    Wu  have 1.00 much capital in mines ii. tlio  country,  und every precaution''should  he Liken to see that another dollar was  ne.cr turned   this way.  'All  that tlie  ;   country wants in thc  future  is a few  :{'��������� thousand   miners   at   S3.o0' for  eight  1  hours and nothing for them to do. Bre.  j: Houston is a. philosopher of the'modern school.  ���������'{' It ss surprising that so many people  ;j in'this province will persist in sending  ���������j their ���������money east for supplies. Even  ���������\ some minors who are kicking i'or $3.50  '..for eight hours are doing it. Ladies  ��������� who live   in'small   places sometimes  can't get what they want for thetn-  ���������'��������� "selves and children ��������� have to do it,  but  there  is   noiexcuse'.for men.    They  ��������� come   west   because they  get   better  ��������� wages. They know that the local mer-  : chant has to "pay higher salaries, higher  rents, heavy Ireiglus, to put -his hand  in his pocket whenever local institutions aie tu be helped, pay taxe_ and  aid local levc-nuus, and m u hundred  and one imj. help tho.e who have  nioniy to spend. Is ho to receive no  consult ration icr all that ?  ��������� and  Spo-  ' John Cameron is holidaying at, the  Spokane Industrial;  Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Grimmett  Jack Crawford are taking in the  karie fair. ...  .Mayor Pitts atteuded the Conservative caucus held at New Wesminster,  Thursday and Friday.        ���������'..'  Miss Wilson left on Thursday for  Vancouver, where she will'reside with  her sister, Mrs. McClusky.   .   :  Mrs. Warner and daughter, Mrs.  Kr._cl-enl.crg, have been enjoying a  week's rest, nt the Halcyon Springs.  Charlie McLachlan' returned. .Thursday from Calgary whore ho took ih the  fair and race meet.. He reports bus-,  iness as brisk at the Alberta' ��������� metropolis.      ..-.������������������'  EMULSION  The D. & L.  EMULSION  Is 'ho best nnd most palatable preparation of  Cod Liver Oil, nEreoIiig,wit-i the most delicate  stomachs.  The D. & L.  EMULSION  Is prescribed by the leading physicians of J  Canada. )  The D. & L. EMULSION       I  I. a marvellous flesh producer and will give (  you an appetite.   SO:. & $ _ per Bottle.      >  Be sure yon gel I DAVIS & ...UVKENCE \  tho genuine    |        CO., Limited, Montreal C  FOK KENT....  IIOTHI- K.iCO.���������5s rooms, well furnish eel, steam hentcc],  electric lights, hot ami cold .v;.__t_  HOTEL GOOPIiNOUfeir.���������as rooms, best furnished hotel  in the Kootenays,; steam heated, electric lights, will remodel to  suit tenant.   ���������      . v. ' "   .���������   ������������������  GOODEN'OUGIT STORE.-34 x.70, with cellar same size,  steam heated, electric lights.    ��������� ���������        "  .-SANDON-STEAM   LAU.VDRv.~Tn first-class   running  order/   Has Pclton wheel for power, and can be run at moder-  1 ate expense.    Kent cheap.  STORES AND Ol'FICUS.-ln the Dank buHcltiN.. water,  ( ...cam heat and electric lights. .      ���������.. ���������      "  !'       ONE STOI.il/-iIn the Virginia block,   large plate  glass  .frortt, including water mid steam juvit.  ���������'OFFICES.���������lit Virginia block, $15 per month, includim;  water,' steam licit and electric light1..       ���������      .        L���������       ���������  ON'IT STARLE.���������Eor i-. horser., 2 storv.-  Cheap.  TUE.QUEI'X.LODGING ].OUSl..-3 small stores, and  Hying mums on second story.    Cheap.-  ,; seven* -First-class living  rooms!���������Second  story, oppos-io Clifton .muse, electric: light:,.  TWO-STORY mJILniNO.���������N'cxt door to above, 2 small  stores and living ruoins 0:1 second floor.  FIRST-CLASS PLUM III NG '���������PilOP.-Inchidi..'. $3,500  stock of tools and luting-,, and good-will of Mil- Waterworks Co.  and business. .-.'<���������  your Watch  or Clock run  longer tla 1  18 months without cleaning and re-  oiling. It is o._ly doing injury and  wearing them out. G. W. Grimmett,  Jeweller and Optician guarantees his  work strictly first class and to give  satisfaction.  t-M.*at.������L..t.n,|.|,M,r���������H..*.,,i,������'L-.i.<-l.������i..-i<H.'H,n.,*t,fi.|.|/  A beautiful stock of Watches,  Jeweller}' nd Optical Goods always  on hand.  G. W. Grimmett, Jeweller and Optician.  QOINQ EAST OK Q0INQ WEST.  fc'^*M1.^.M.r_,M,iM.M_.M,f%#M_M,rt.ri,r..Fi1/s.M_r^_M,ri^.,/M.i^.M.^sy^,M_.^_-'ct#M^nr._  THE GOOD OLD FIRM OF  '.a-**."..!11-*.__*!*'.���������_.'._ M.l"..'.. i  FOR OVI.U V 1.1'TV V_.A_.__.  Mrs. Wliislow'M Soothing Syrup linn biien  used by jiilllluiis 0111u.tl._rK lor tliuir elilldrcii  wlille "teelliinj,'. If (lis_nrl._d fit night ami  I_.qI.oi. ofycHu-1-.stby 11 Kick child, .s.i__<;rin���������  I midcrylnjf with pain ol' _:i._in<; loulli. ...ml  i at once, and (jut a bui.Uu </I"_\1i-k. .Viii-ilov.'..  | (.untlilng Syrup" for clillilren teuUilnp. It  will relluvo Hits poor lilllu sui'lerer inuncdlat-  ly. Dop-iid upon It, niotlier..,- there Is no  ii.islnki_i_l.out.it. 11.cure!.dinrrhcea,regulates  the .stomach and bowels, ..ui_k Wind Clollc,  _.ol_.ii_l-ia__uiii_ and reduces Inflammation,  aud giv._i tone and energy ,16 tho system.  "fl!r...\V inflow's Soothing .Syrup" ior ohlldrc-n  teething is pteasaht to the tasto mic. ��������� l������ the  presofipiion ol ono of the oldest and host  female physicians and nurses in tho United  States. Price twenty-live cents a tottlo.  Sold by all druggists throughout the .vorld.  lie sure ii 11 a aslc ior"A.i_. Wlnnlow'sSoothlnfj  Syrup."  ri..1..|'I.OOT-- CEM..AP..-0j>po-.it. kV.ni_i.ny .......1  I-IKST.CM.ASS TWO STOKV 1IARN.��������� 30 .. Ko.   ��������� .       '  ONI-. CO'I"l'Ar,l_���������4 r_.in.s, nuxt 'l.Kir ivcit of coiuiiiui.,  $i'>pcr mi.iith.  iltliT    COlMt'C'  lege  Arc always to be depended on for nice, clean Groceries.  One car of fine Fresh Vegetables.  One car of Hams and Bacon���������of the Swift & Co.'s famous brands.  Part of ii car of Nice Cosking and Eating Apples from orchards of Canada and  Washington now in stock and more on the way.  .   Also a great'variety of toothsome table delicacies on the shelves and more  to arrive.  Salted and Canned Fish for quick meals and lunches.  : :. ^-_______C^LL'IN-_?Nb JEE U/..  SANDON.  KASLO.  ATNSWOltTIT.  .irnisl._-,.ti������ r_iu  Apply lu J. M. HAKIilS,  il ImiMimr.  l-iilil lu .-.at  Vij-KiiiLi i7".  .unii-licd .'ilul tin  '..u.uit:;.  I:   S:uul..n. 15. C.  /.���������r--. w-vj.,-  MTISO! ���������  2,500 MINERS  T.. work in !l..- MH.'illl.i.re  ."I! tin.- l.llo-'ilu,' prit.is I-..T,  ll.ili'l llfill.rs.  "'     "     ' M.  .���������!. u.  lirili  fiojit lion  .il Cnlllliibh,  m  WEAK BACK  I say to you  IM-  as man  'Cu,  suT/en'ng from DRAINS, LOSSES;  POTENCY, VARICOCELE, etc.  toman, as physicianto patient, DRUGS.NEVER CURE.  Why not use nature's own remedy���������  ELEOTRIOITY?  Min.  .Sl'.'!..-1!..  t.il.'i  i.li.i!i.;  ������.5-  ;i.-;'������  il.Su lo  C0RP0i._T.0N   Of THE GIF/ OF SANDON  KOTICE.  . All City Timts.Checks- issued during  the'year 1S0S, on account of "Creek Improvements," will be redeemed- npon  prcscntiition at the city oiliccs, Saiulon.  Kimdon, B. C, Sept. 14th, 1899  Flt.vNK C. SEWELL,  City Clerk.  llt;i(.r..iiiilli_,  Tiiiitiorimui,  Apply lo TliP. SII..VIJR.I.1.AI. MIM-.. ASSOCIATION  .    ... Similun. Iln'tish Columiil...  Kaslo and Slocan Railway.  Ti71E;-Qi.l.D.'  Trains run'on Pacific Star.-dard Time.  Daiiv.  PENSO.RY,  With my ELECTRIC BELT and SUPPORTING S.US-  I cured   5,000  last year.    Book���������"THREE  CLASSES   OF  MEN," explaining'all, sent sealed free upon request.     Or, if,you live near by,  drop in and consult me free of charge. ���������!  7 (Tiiore is but one genuine Electric Belt, and that is th? Sandon. Don't be deceived by cheap, worthless imitation..'' 1 have had 30 year,' experience and  control patents covciing every part of my belt.)  DR. R. SANDEN," 156 St. James Street, Montreal, Que.  , Going East.  Arrive M.5.. p.....  _._!()     "  2.1!.. ."  '      2.10     ���������'  " '_,i)0 .7"  1.-J5 ".  1..M   ."  Going West  Leave 8.00 a.m.        Knslo  "       h'.'VJ   "       South folic  " ���������. y.!>rt   " ������������������   ���������'. Spoules  0.-I5   "      ���������Wli.tii.Vfitcr  "      i)M   "   ,    Jiear Luke  "     10.12   "       _vroGiii'.'.-in  '"     10.2..   "       ,. .lin.ilov's  "    J0.;i:i   "   Cody .Iniuuion   "      1.23  ArrivclO.10   " Ktimdon1.  Leave 1.15    "  ��������� CODYBT.ANCrfT.  Lenve 11.00 n.in.      Snnclon   -Arrive ll.-.ll) a.m.  "'     11.J5 ��������� " Cody '      il._s   "  gi:o. r. coi'iUjAitd,  Superlntendoi-t.  For cheap I-iiilroad and Slenni'.liip Tlcl.fts,  to and from all point.,apply to ... Cah-I'IU.!--,  Agent, Sandon.  WKST ON" RECO A'VjjENUB.lS ''NOW l.K-OPKNKD.  Every class of work laiindried to' the satisfaction of customers.  Goods called for and delivered.   v >  Up-town office, Gale's barber.sliop.  all by hand  M-KENZIE & NYE; Proprietors.  Mrion' FiL^csiwELL,   .sas���������^SsiJi lining Refiew, $2.00 A YmRb j B  ��������� *       Agent, Sandon. f ' , ������^^  '-'���������'���������������������������'"' HP  '   "'���������   -_    .,-.-.---7  1.7.    r'T^'

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