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VOL 3.      NO. 14.
I   "'*.
Memorial Presented to tbe Govern -
- .ment at Victoria.
Suspension of the Provisions of the Law
Asked for Until the Next Sitting
of the Legislature.
At the recent meeting of the Boards
of Trade of Eastern British Columbia
at Rowland a spcci-.l committee con-
' sir-ting of 3. S. C. Eraser, J.'Roderick
Robertson and Hon.T. Mnyne Daly,
was.appointed to prepare si-memorial
on the Eight-Hour law and to forward
it to the provincial government. Tho
memorial drawn, up and sent to Victoria was as follows :
To the   Hon. J. Fred Hume, Minister
of Mines, Victoria, B.C.
Sir,���The memorial of the Associated Boards of Trade of Fastcrn British
Columbia, in convention assembled,
sheweth as follows:
1. That this association is composed
of delegates duly accredited from each
ofthe boards of trade formed in the
Districts of East and West Kootenay
and portions of the District of Yalo,
representing the mining sections oi
Eastern British Columbia.
2. That it was with regret that your
memorialists learned of tlie enactment
of clause i of bill No. 80, being, "An
Act to Amend the Inspection of Metalliferous Mines Act," by which section
13 of chapter 134, li.S.B C, is repealed
and the following substituted therefor:
"13. No person shall be employed underground in any metalliferous mine
for more than eight hours in every
���twenty-four hours."
And your memorialists respectfully
request that you will not enforce the
above provisions nor cause the same to
be enforced. Our reasons for making
this reluct are, amongst others, as
follows: . ,    .
1. It is submitted that legislation of
such importance and vitally affecting
such large vested interests should not,
have been passed by the Legislature
without 'in opportunity having been
given to those interested of expressing
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1S99, and, we regret to say, that tlio
passing of the legislation in question
has created so much distrust in tho
minds of the investing public that a
material change is noticeable
��� 8. Mine owners and others interested
in mining in the Kootenays and Yale
have so fur had reason to congratulate
themselves upon the pleasant relationship that has existed between the employer and tho employed, and it is fervently wished that nothing will occur
to disturb the harmony and peace
heretofore existing. But, as stated
above, it will be impossible for mine
owneis to continue  to pay the rate ol
wages for eight hours of labor that
they have been paying for ten hours ;
tho necessary alternative W'ili bo u
reduction of wages, nnd nobn such
reduction, speaking in the light of experience, consequence** will ensue that
will greatly retard the progress of mining in the Kootenays and Yale, if tho
miners refuse to accept these reductions the alternative will bo tho closing
down of the majority of the mines.
It is needless to impress upon you.
sir, the disastrous'-ed'eub that such a
state of a flairs will entail upon tho
peoplcof Koootenay and Yale, whoso
all is bound up in tho progress und development ot the great mineral resources of those districts. We, there
fore, respectfully submit that it will bo
in the.best interest of all concerned
that no steps be taken to enforce the
provisions of clause -1, ol bill No. SO,
and that the whole matter be left in
abeyance until tho next session of the
legislature when both sides of the
question can be fully discussed and
laid before that honorable body.
On behalf of the Associated Boards
of Trade of Eastern British Columbia,
we are, sir, yours obediently, (Signed)
J. S. C. Eraser, President; 1-1. W. 0.
Jackson, Secretary.
Ralph Smith, Member for South Nanairno, "Clinches" the Slo-
- can Trouble.
Presbyterian Concert.
their opinion upon the subject
2. That the public generally were not
aware that such legislation was being
sought, nnd the first intimation that
was had of such legislation being
passed was through the columns of the
' 3. Thnt in obfdienc0 to tho notice
and demand of the Insl1Gct-0** ot" Mines
in that behalf, the superintendents of
mines   have  complied   wHh , requirc-
1 ments of the law complied against,
"but such compliance was "ot made v��l-
y uhtiirily, but only with a c'esiro to obey
the law, and the acquiescence th l"��in
must not be take;; as,evidence of their
'satisfaction of the same.
' ,4. From .the   enquiries' thoy  have
made the members of this association
are satisfied that, this change in the law
was not asked for by tho  miners, and
���   the enactment was as great a surprise
to  th<?, miners' as it was - to th6 -mine
. owners.   No facts having boon adduced
to show that the  minors   working in
the metalliferous  mines in the Province of  British Columbia complained
agnir.,**t or suffered under the system in
vogue prior to  the passing of tho lid,
and  in the absence or any petition or
evidence   before the legislature   that
such a.swooping change in the law was
asked   for by thoso who are most  interested   in  the change,  namely, the
miners, it is submitted that  the mine
���owners are fully justified in asking you
mi not to enforce the law.
5. The experience during the past
few months, in the working ofthe eight
hour law system in the mines in the
Boss!and and other camps clearly demonstrates that men. employed underground in metalliferous mines cannot.
do as'ihneh work in a working day of
eight hours as they can in one of ten
hours, consequently the cost of'working
per foot is greater  under the former
The concert given last night in aid
of the Presbyterian church was largely
attended and an excellent programme
was rendered :
Aeolian Selection '..Faust
Duct���"I Live and Love Thee"
Mrs. Pitts and Miss Vallance.
Song���"Waiting" Millard
Miss Wilson.
Rev. J. A. Ferguson.
Song���"Rocked  in  tho Cradle of the
Mr. J. Gable.
Violin Solo���"Angela Serenade"
Mr. T. J. Barron.
Song���"For You"
Miss Vallance.
Aeolian  Selection���"Cavaleria   Rusli-
cana Mascagni
Aeolian Selection���''Wedding March"
Mrs. Sanford and Mrs. McMartin,
Song���Selected -.. ; *
Miss Wilson.
Violin Solo���'"Spring Song"     , :
Mr. T.J. Barron.
Song-r"Tho Deathless Army"
Rev. J. A. Ferguson. '.-
Song���"The Flowor Girl" Bevignani
Mrs. F. A.Wood.   ���    .-
Aeolian  Selection���"Rienzi Overture"
'���������"��� ......Wagner
As wo go to press'whilo tlie concert
is under way, wo have no choice to
Bro. Houston Has a Dream.
Tlie Nelson Tribune :
"While   nothing-;   definite   has been
given out as to action" taken nt tho conference of. mine managers, hold at Sandon on   Friday night,   it is generally
beliovcd  that the decision  was to  resume work  at all the  big-mines,'the
wages to be $3.50 for miners and S3 for
muckers; but, under no consideration
were the Miners' Uuions  to be  recognized or members' of the. Union to be
given employment.   The   tactics  pursued  by the   Bunker Hill & Sullivan
Mining company in the Coeur d'Alenes
are to be followed."
'51 r. Ralph Smith,   said   to   bo "the
recognised leader of organised labor in
this province," spoke  at Rossiand tlie
other day,   and   his address,   as it  appears iu the Nelson Tribune,.possesses
so   many   peculiarities tnat,   at   tnis,
juncture, it is deserving of some notice
especial'y (-:���' he happens to be a member   of   the   Provincial   House,   from
South Nu naiii-io.     He   reminded   his
hearers that there was notuing new in
the eight-hour law.   If his reference is
to the fact tnat there is a tendency in
tho direction of shortening the hours
of labor  the world over,  he is correct;
but if he refers to the penul clauses
attached, and the manner in which the
bill  was forced through tho House,  it
'is all new, and  wc defy  Mr. Smith to
deny it. In the (irst place wc challenge
any supporter of this measure,to show
in any place in tho world penalties attached  to extension  of labor beyond
tne   statutory- day, < unless   in   cases
where it is  universally acknowledged
that health is   endangered -by longer
hours.   In  the Slocan country, where
the best of veutihuion is observed in
most tunnels, danger to health is  the
exception.   A tunnel two feet underground comes under the eight-hour law
penalties, when no one  will be found
to say that in that depth there can be
the slightest clanger to health.
Again, we may ask the oracle for another instance, in Canadian or English
politics, in which a measure so radical
in its eil'ects was rushed into law without consulting the people���without, in
short, submitting it to the electors in a
general election. Controlled, however,
as lie is by lob-sided ideas he says,
"When 'oigunised labc*' naked for an
established principle it ought to be
granted." But when, pray, did "organised labor," or any other labor for that
matter, petition for or ask for this
eight-hour law. Tho general public
havo no knowledge- of the miners of the
country, organised or unorganised, asking for it; and we may hero question
tho oracle if ho considers it the work
of a statesman, for tlio mere gain of
votes in elections, to set capital and
labor at daggers drawn when they are
woridug quietly together? Let him
give us an instance in English history,
or the history of an** other cuuntry, iu
which disturbances ot this class wtro
mtulo ior such purposes as that of the
B. O. pettifogging legislators. His
choice epilhct ol '���'scab." that bears all
the ear-marks of genuine statesmanship, oilers no explanation for it.
Statesman  anil all that the oracle is,
he la ready with, a solution   for   tho
present difficulty���it   is   that   ii   the
initio owners  Will not work their properties it  is competent for the government  to work tneni ami pay over stir-
piusses to'lhe owners.   .Having, by the
penalties of   tlie   eight-iiour law,   got
one taste of a.relic oi  Russian barbarism, he is ready to run the legislation
of the coi'iitry on' tlie same lines.   Before he has. tlio slightest assurance that
the eight-hour law, wkioh deprives the
subjects; ol the plerm'siits of. British i'b-
erty���to   biro and  let   their   labor as
they .J'iko���would hold   water   in-the
courts,of England,   which some of the
past nets of the.sumo legislature  have
disclosed   their inability   to do,   he is
ready    with' a   oo.iiinuauon    of j,i8
bumptious enactments.    No doubt his I
bold  assertiveness   elicited much  ap-
veloped properties and prospects. Mr.
Smith makes no reference lb this, that
would be dealing with the second side
of the ibsuc. that has to do with the
country's material progress; and Mr.
Smith's special mission is to lash the
labor clement into a foam of discontent for socialistic objects. If Mr.
Smith would only suggest that as well
as working dividend-paying properties,
lie or the government or his audiences
of minors, or all combined, would also
put up the necessary money to develop
the hundreds of prospects calling for
capital throughout the province, and,
thereby, give employment to the
increasing mining population of the
country, he would be advancing towards toe platform of patriotism,
statesmanship and common sense.
in his peroration Mr. Smith concludes that the own-ers have not exhausted every means of conciliation.
Probably not; but whose duty is it-to
eniplov them, the ownera who arc innocent parties in the trouble, or the
parliament, Mr. Smith included, who
created it without being solicited to do
so by uny one ? The owners and the
men in the Slocan were working as
harmoniously as two parties could
work up to the time of the passage oi
the law, and as it was the government,
and the government alone, that created
tne trouble and 'its consequences, it is
on its shoulders the public generally
say the responsibility lor conciliation
altogether rests.
Silver stands  at 50J in New York.
Seven tons of ore were shipped from
McGuigan last week.
The owners have  two men  at work
on the Mollie Hughes.
Work is to be resumed on the Dardanelles mine at once.
There arc o*nly six men at tho Queen
Bees now���all on surface work.
Jeamiette   group,   on   Wilson
s promising remarkably well.
The Situation.
The owners of silver lead mines io
the Sloeao. held a meeting on Tuesday
evening, and. we understand, no conclusion was arrived at as to the opening of the mines. We have always
said that no action will be taken until
the outcome of the governmental
tangle is fully known. We, however,
venture the opinion that it is the uncertainty of the mining laws, tbe
knowledge that many inlerior men���
members of tbe union and otherwise���
are offered lor employment, and the
dread of further complications that
have more to do with the delay in
opening tl'iva t'ae mere matter, of
wages. Ii the unions were as anxious
to get none but good meo on tbeir rolis
as they are to secure a h-rge membership, it would do much to solve Uie
Seven tons of ore were shipped from
McGuigan station for week ending
August 31st.
, Tte stair of the Rambler-Cariboo is
to be increased aud the mino fully
worked this winter.
Tlie Toronto syndicate that bought
the Marion mine at New Denver have
bought the Merrimac along side it.
The crushing machinery for the
Ruth mines has arrived from Chicago,
and will soon be in position at the
Ruth concentrator.
It is understood that Percy Dickenson, of Slocan City, for his Montreal
company, has bonded tho Noonday
mine, near Silverton.
Mr. Hickey is row unloading a compressor plant for tue Ivajihou. It will
be taken by wagon up to the Ruth, but
engiiieeri ng science will be required to
take it the rest of the d'staoce.
Rossiand reports a strike in the Mascot���a six-foot ledge, going ��264 to the
ton. This is something new for Ross-
land. The ore of the LeRoi runs about
S24 only. The chief value of the new
lind, however, is in 201 oz. of silver to
the ton.
On the Marion, on Silver Mountain,
New Denver, the force has been increased to ten, and more men will be
added as they are needed. The tunnel
is being driven close to tho Merrimac
line, and at a distance of 25 feet from
the surface a foot ot clean ore was encountered.- Tbe workmen are sacking
a ton of ore'"a" day which is taken out
in the course of development.
The  Queen Fiaction.
Work Begun on a Long Tunnel.
Work has been commenced on the
long tunnel on tbe Ivanhoe, which will
be run in to tap the ledge at a depth
of 1000 "ect from the apex ol* the vein.
Tho tunnel will be 3-00 feet long. A
seven-drill compressor plant is to be
put in, an order for which has
just been errected. When this tii'i-
nel is completed the fvaphoe will be
the bcsl developed mine in the Sloear.
Ten men are at work widening the
trail between the mine and the junction with the old Ruth trail..
The tunnel on the   Queen Fraction
claim, just below Silverton, is now in
on the vein, SO feet.   The ledge in the
face of the tunnel shows   to be   over
four feet wide, three feet of which is
ore,   not quite clean,   but   nearly so.
The character of the ore is identical
with   that   first   encountered   in   the
Noonday mine,   nnd as the  ledge appears  to be the same, the owners may
be fortunate enough at   any  time to
break into a big rich  ore-shute.   The
Queen Fraction is proving itself to be
a  valuable   property   and it   appears
only a matter of work  to make a shij
ping mine out of it.���Silvertonian.
Guests at the Reco.
���     ��� ���   .    The attorney for a defendant once
than under the latter system, and mine   told a judge   there were   100   reasons
owners will not be able to'bear the in-   why his client was not in court when
creased burden thus entailed, and a reduction of wages must follow.
6. That the passing of this legislation
has had a very unsettling effect on the
market. Investors are. timid, and capital, which was seeking investment in
the province, has been withheld awaiting tho action of the government in
the premises. That nothing could be
more promising than the outlook for
largo investments of English and Eastern Canadian capital in the Kootenays
and Yale at tho beginning of the year I
called.   "Well," said the judge, "let us
have them."   "In the iirstplaee," said
tho attorney; "the man is dead, and in
the second���."   "Stop, stop," said the
judge, "tho one will do."   As there was
no such meeting as  the Tribune refers
to ever held,  we presume it is all the
reasons the public  will ask  us to advance fer saying that this whole paragraph is a tissue of misrepresentation
irom beginning to end.   Bro. Houston
must have had the nightmare, and a
heavy dose of it at that.
platiso. Irom an audience that knew no
better,' but does Air. Smith lorn moment imagine  that the courts would allow liim to entry out his suggestion to
pass   legislation that would take   tfie
control and management of mines out
ofthe hands of men who bought  and
paid tbeir casli for.tnoiu and yest these
rights in the bauds of basswood slates-
men ?    Under such ah arrangement the
miners' unions would, bi course,  have
a piouic���they   would get  their' two-
weeks old miners on- lull pay tor eight
hours or less, as the prolits to the owners would be of no account.   Wages lor
the miners on  their own terms  is ,ail
that  Mr. Ralph Smith would  care for
as that   would e'isure   their votes   iu
elections, y
But to be ii little more serious in this
matter, we may ask Mr. Smith if this
is all tue distance he or the government looks into the problem 't Tne
general public are aware that the mining, population oi mis country must
increase. The average taxpayer wants
to see uhe productiveness oi the country enlarged to meet our present burdens, and to accoinplisn these ends
they want to see a further importation
of capital lor the opening up ot  uncle-
J H Freeman', Victoria
W H Sandiford, New Denver
��� W J Trethway, Vancouver
R J Troteway, Vancouver
John F Mcintosh, Vancouver
J Roderick Robertson,. Nelson
E Ramiii'clmeyer, Silverton
Dave King, New Denver
.1 K Clark, New Denver
-Tlios Gray, Nelson
Alexander Robinson,- Victoria
Win A Bauer, Victoria
E A Baker, Vancouver
Mrs W J 'Holmes, Victoria
��� F \V Wc3tren. Toronto
Robt Robertson, Kelson
II. H Blunienaur. Rosebe.y
W II Vawkey, Detroit, Mich.
R J Kirkwood, Nelson
J E Marat, Kaslo
A R Sherran, Montreal
E Evans, Vancouver
WLaws^n, Kasio  -���������������-.
Miss Ruth Hoyt, Kaslo
Miss Felt, Kaslo
RP Williams, Rossiand ���,
\"V M Brayton, Kaso
Ii Marpole, Vancouver
H J Canibie, Vancouver
Ii Gore, Nelson
��� H E Beasley, Nelson   .
AY Armstrong, Vancouver
Geo Alexander, Kaslo  , ���
H W Foster, Kaslo
M Gointzberg, Ajax Fraction
Gus Gustavsbn, Reco mine
Alex Smith; Kaslo
W S Drewry, New Denver
IS L Davidson, Nelson
H J Sullivan, Toronto
John Hirsch, Nelson
A D McKinnon, Vancouver
John Bull, Argenta
J S Dearing, Winnipeg
J S Henry, Toronto
Marcus Daly in the Similkamsen.
It is reported  that Marcus Daly has
become heavily interested in the Similkameen   country,     purchasing   some
largo properties off Copper Mountain��� *
the Vancouver World says,  all of Capper Mountain.   Daly sold'out recently
for the small sum of $19,00pi000 in Anaconda, and,lias naturally some money
to -invest.   .!', F. Bledsoe,' superintendent   of the Fairview .corporation,   in
Vancouver   the other day,������ confirmed
t!i�� report, and says that two of Daly's
e:.pori,s   have   acquired   some   of. the
most,   promising,  properties   in    that
country, and lie intends -'currying out a
large scheme of development.
Slocan Lake Ore Shipments.
The shipments of ore from Slocan
Lake points to date, and the week ending September 2, from January 1, 1S99,
are as follows :
Minks. Toks.
From Bosun Landing���
Bosun 54Q
From New Denver-
Marion  20
F-omTer. Mile-
Enterprise........ ...GSO
From Slocan City���-
Tamarac....: ,.li..i........ 20
BlackPrin.ee.......  20
From Silverton���
Comstock  20
"        concentrates 100
Emily Edith 1.  60
Noondav : 4S0
Fidelity    3
Vancouver ;'..' 320
Wakefield 5S0
i  ��v'. 'Vi^j^-ui
*ivft,��,",S''-' m  a  hdi  Jack Edson was a male flirt. Thero  wasn't a girl in Dayton who hadn't  received attentions from him, and  just (hose attentions which when a  young: lady receives Ihem from a young  gentleman are generally considered to  " mean something."  But the Dayton girls���������or all of thorn  but one, al least,���������found oul. that such  attentions, whon thoy came from Jack  Kdnou, instead of "meaning something " meant precisely nothing at  all.  Lucy Brown couldn't believe that all  Jack's pretty speeches and fine compliments meant nothing. He had walked with her more than any other, girl  in Dayton, and she had begun to think  a good deal of him. Ho'was'so devoted and kind, and all that sort of thing,  that she  had faith   in  him.  "Better bo careful," said Maria  Spooner warningly, " IIo's the biggest  flirt in Christendom. Ho don't moan  half What lie says."  "I don't believe all I hear about  him," said Lucy, stoutly. " He's not a  flirt."  " Yes, ho is 1" said Maria, in a tone  that indicated that no arguments would  cliange her opinion on the subject.  "Isn't he always paying attention to  every girl that comes along, Lucy?  Isn't he always ready to make lovo  : to a new face. You know he ia."  -,- " No; I don't know any such thing,"  asserted Lucy. " He's genteel and polite, and. if tho girls will insist on  taking tho attentions which are  prompted, by politeness for attentions  of another nature, he isn't to blame,  .  is he V  ���������" Fiddlesticks 1'" exclaimed Maria, in  disgust. ." Talk to ine about it being all prompted by Jack Edson's politeness. Humph!" and Miss Spooner  gave hot nose an upward turn, thereby expressing her opinion of Lucy's  argument, if not adding very much, to  her beauty.  :   When Jack went to C  to live ho  kissed Lucy alter a very lover-like  fashion,, and made her promise to write  often, which Lucy, putting implicit  faith   in  him,   was  quite  ready  to do.  ��������� She couldn't help feeling a little disappointed to think that ho hadn't  " spoken out." He had known hor a  ,year, but never had said a word about  marriage in all that time; and if he  hadn't had the idea of marriage in his  head, what had ho ��������� been so devoted  and lover-like lor (  " Perhaps he wants to. get started in  business . before . ho  . settles   down,",  thought Lucy, and that thought corn-  , fortud her.  Jacli hadn't been in C  a week before ho struck up an acquaintance with  Miss Grant.  Miss Grant was tolerably good looking,  and  had  a rich  father.  Jack began to be serious in his attentions at onco..Those attentions Miss  Grant received cordially.  " Business is business," thought Jack.  "A few thousand won't'come amiss to  me, and if I can get a good wife and  a. snug banking account at the, same  time, I ought to think myself lucky.  [say, Jack Edson, old fellow, go in  'ind  win I"  And Jack Edson did " go in" accordingly, and for a month devoted himself wholly and unreservedly to Miss  Grant; .,.','���������  'l'hen fate, or accident, or some oth-  ' sr means, threw him into a dilemma by  getting   him    acquainted    with   Belle  . Graham.  Miss Belle Graham was a very pretty  young lady, with bold, black eyes and  a mischief-loving disposition, and as  Jack had not flirted for some timo, ho  proceeded, after his old fashion, today  his heart at Miss Graham's feet.rnota-  ���������nhorieally speaking, and for a month  was her most devoted cavalier.   ,  Miss Graham  liked a   flirtation    as  well as Jack   did   and    was in nowise  , -backward.'in playing her part.  .Tnek was always looking for and expecting .sincerity in others, and concluded at onco that Miss Graham had  found his fascination irresistible, and  was ready to capitulate and surrender  ���������'whenever lie chose to speak tho word.  By and by Miss Graham went out of  town, on a visit, and then ho packed  up his devotions and the other necessaries of love-making and returned,  like  a prodigal son,   to  Miss  Grant.  Ho. had been so busy I Work had been  unuaually driving for the last month.  He couldn't get away from the office.  Jack invented a score of excuses to  ', account for his absence, and Miss Grant  'graciously accepted them all, and reinstated' Jack /in her .good graces, and  " Richard   was   himself  again."  In August Miss Grant  went,out of  town. Jack had a sorry time of it for  .. want of some one to pay attention to  While she was gone, he thought over  the matter seriously.  Hero he was, young, good looking,  and making a nice sum of money, but  in need of a home. .The first step toward securing a homo, was to secure a  wife. Why didn't he get .' married ?  Sure enough, why didn't he?  The more he thought of it the more  firmly he had made up his mind to  take (he decisive step, and accordingly  he cast about in his mind as to whom  he should honor by giving the privilege  of becoming  Mrs. .Tack Edson.  Jack knew of three who would be  glad to have him���������Miss Grant, Miss  Graham and Lucy Brown." AH he had  to do to gat eit'������������r of them to be his  'for better,-for .worse,'* was to give  them   half  a chance  to  say   yes.  '" .1 like Lucy," he soliloquized; " but  she's.i a plain little country girl, and  hor father isn't -worth much, and I  don't think I'll throw myself away on  her. There's Miss Graham, she's smart  and handsome, and her father's worth  a great deal; but she's, got too much  temper for me f,,; I'm afraid Ir don't  want one of those high-fiycrs 1 Miss  Grant's the most desirable porson after all. Old Grant's bank account is  ono very satisfactory feature about  the transaction. When she gets back  I'll speak to her about it, , and have  tho thing off my mind."  i , Miss-Grant came back tho next week,  ' and Jack wended his way to her homo  shortly after her return to inform her  of the decision ho had arrived at during  her absence.  Miss Grant was rather cool.  "She's miffed to think I haven't  spoken on tho important subject before," thought Jack.  A good opportunity presented itself,  and Jack proceeded to offor his heart  and hand to Miss Grant after the most  gentoel  manner possible.  He expected to see her burst into a  ;flood of thankful tears, or perform  some other equally original feat to  demonstrate the gladness of her-emotions; but she did not do anything of  the kind.  " You do me a great deal of honor,  I suppose," said'she in a tone which  seemed to imply that she . hardly considered that she was speaking truthfully, "but I don't feel/liko accepting  it. I would refer you ,to- Miss Graham." '.  Jack was thunderstruck.  He had never dreamed of anything  like this. It had fluslerod his wits up  terribly for a minute pi* two. Then he  rallied them and tried, to explain matters ; but Miss Grant ,was obstinate as  a woman ever was, and would not listen to a word from him.  " Go to Miss Graham," was all sho  said, and Jack at last withdrew from  the  field 'discomfited.  "It's plain as the : nose on, my ���������-������ aco  that's she heard something about my  flirting with Miss Graham, and she's  mad about it. Confound Miss Graham 1"  But after sober second thought on  the matter^ he concluded to accept Miss  Grant's -advice and go to Miss Graham. C"'-  Accordingly he set off to inform Miss  Graham that he had concluded to marry her.  Miss Graham was all smiles and pretty words, and Jack felt that he had  but to say the word, and the thing was  settled.  And by-and-by he proceeded to inform her of tho honor he had decided  to confer upon her.  "Marry you?" exclaimed Miss Graham. " AVhy, I couldn't think of such  a thing,'" and she laughed as if it was  the best joke of the season.  Jack began to feel scared.  " Why not ?" demanded he.  " Because I'm engaged to oho man  already, and the law objects to our  marrying two; you know 1" and thereupon Miss Graham laughed again, as  if it were immensely funny.  For the life of him. Jack could not  see   the  point.  "How long have you hoen engaged?"  stammered Jack, feeling cold and hot,  and to use a handy, old phrase, which  is very expressive, if not strictly elegant    " decidedly  streaked."  "For as much as���������let me see"���������coolly���������" as much as a year,.I fancy. Yes,  it was in October that it happened. Just  about   a year  ago."  " And you never told me !"   groaned  JuOkr-  , , ,    ',  "You never asked mo," said Miss  Graham. .*������������������''.'"  Poor Jack I He gathered up his lacerated heart and withdrew from his,  second    battlefield  completely  routed.  " I won't give it up!" he decided.  " There's Lucy Brown. She'll have me,  and jump at the chance; and she's  worth forty Miss Grants, and a train-  load, of Miss Grahams I I'll write to  her and ask her this very'afternoon;"  And write to her he did.  He had.not answered her last letter,  received three months before, but -he  put in a page of excuses for his negligence, and smoothed the matter over  to his satisfaction, if not to Lucy's.  The letter was sent, and he awaited  a reply with considerable anxiety.  ,   At last it came.   ���������������������������..  " It's favorable of course!" he said,  as he tore open the letter. ���������'" Lucy always  thought her eyes of me."  But his opinion as to its being favorable changed somewhat as he read it:  " Mr, Jack Edson. I am very thankful for the honor, otc;, but I don't take  up with second-hand articles when I  can get thorn at first hand. John Smith  says, ' Tell him I have something to say  about it now, and I'm not going to forego my claim on Lucy Brown for all the  Jack Edsons in the world; and it isn't  quite the thing down in Dayton to propose to other men's wives.'  " Love to Miss Grant; also to Miss  Graham.  ���������   ' ���������  " Yours,       i'     . ���������  "Lucy  Brown  Smith."  " Good gracious 1 Lucy married I"  Jack's eyes were liko saucers when  he  road that name.  Then he suddenly dropped into the  nearest chairr.  " Well, I've gone and done it Ihis  time 1" he groaned. " Jack Edson, you're  a  fool !"  Poor Jack I He is in the market yet I  Who  bids? "  ���������������������������  About the Bouse.  CRAZY CZAR OF'RUSSIA.  The young Czar of Russia, who is  thought to be crazy, comes of a shortlived race. He is the fourteenth Czar,  beginning with Peter tho Groat. Leaving out the two Calherines the Czar has  had eleven predecessors of his blood.  All but four died under fifty;i Peter  tho Great and Elizabeth, lived to  the ago of fifty-three, Nicholas I., to  fifty-nine, and Alexander II., was sixty-  two when be was assassinated. Four  of the Czars were murdered, but of all  the male descendants of Peter III.,  only three passed the age of sixty.   .  |    AVUL  to**'4^***^*'************  HOME.  It is good to havo a corner just to  call  one's own,  Though it be a nest in branches by  the  west  winds  blown *,  Though it be a crooked window under mossy eaves,  Known but to darting swallows and  to autumn's drifting leaves.  Though  it only be a little    room of  four bare walls,  Caught in 'mid smoky chimneys and  ,the city's  noisy  calls;  The  heart may rest awhile, and tho  isoul may  bo  alono,  If yet one has a corner,just  to call  one's, own.  The busy world is beckoning.and lures  us away,   ,  And life seems all, to-morrow, though  ''tis leaving us to-day ;  ���������But  there's nothing half- so /rare, ��������� in  the golden days to come,  Ais a little roof, a low roof, that wo  --. call  Home.  There  is nothing half so prcciousin  the wido world and free,  Asi^ tho dear  hearts,   the near hearts,  close to you and axe���������  Oh,  when  the  dream  is  broken,  and  ���������a-wandering   we  roam,  We'll  find no  other  shelter  like  tho  one oallod Homo.  Fame may be waiting us, and glory  on  the way,  But the humble things, tho sweet  things,  are ours every, day;  And for loss or for gain, there is nothing can atone,  Like a heart and a corner just to call  one's own I  HOUSEHOLD HINTS.  To remove ink spots from furniture  wipo them with oxalic acid, let it stand  fpr a few minutes, then rub well with  a cloth wot with  warm water.  Something entirely new in ornamental art ware has just como out, and is  called "applique" ware. Tho ground  work Ls ot a beautiful chocolate tint,  with artistically applied colored decorations.  The linen used for doilies that are to  havo borders of drawn work should be  very fine, or of linen cambric lawn.  The difficulty of drawing tho threads  from such linen is much lessened if .;. -a  pic-je ot fine, dry, white soap is rubbed  carefully over the space whore it is desired to do the work.  To remove rust spots mix in a glass  potassium oxalate five grams, lemon  juice five grams, and salt five grams,  with soft water 89 grams. Of tho  liquid obtained put a little on tho  spots then hold them to a tin vessel  filled with hot, water and heated thereby. Tho respective places are afterward  washed with  soap water.  As- to the custom of using for the  cooking all the pieces of butter left  over at each meal and collecting theso  broken bits, only to allow part of them  to linger indefinitely, there is no* condemnation too strong. A bit of butter  not in condition to reappear on, tho  table should be used at once. If it  grows strong before it is needed a safe  place for it is the soap-fat kettle.  WRhin the next six weeks every  housewife will he busily engaged pore-  paring her pickles, jellies and preserves  for the winter. .During the season of  pickling, when many onions are used,  it will be much more comfortable work  if this vegetable is peeled and sliced  under waver. Hold- in tho lap a large  bowl filled with clear water and work  with the hands under the water.  Onions done in this manner will not  cause tears or stained fingers.  "A stack' of tissue paper is necessary  for complete and proper packing, as so  many things ;require wrapping. All  shoes should be carefully.dusted, stuffed with tissue paper to preserve their  shape, and put in the bottom of the  trunk. One. adept in the art of trunk'  packing always stood her shoes , and  slippors���������after wrapping ��������� in the four  corners of the trunk to fill up the space  which is always lost iii tha corners. Besides, she asserted it.held the. center in  (position  better.  Nothing so tempts tho appetite as the  spotless freshness of the linen, but the  housewife knows to her sorrow that at,  this season tho many, many fruit  stains which mar it cause hor no end  of annoyance. The simplest and best  means of removing fruit stains is to  hold tho stained spot over a largo  ba.sin and pour boiling water down upon it frorn quite a .distance. After  this Jot .the spot soak in clear water  for a few minutes���������do not rub ��������� and  most of tho stain will disappear. If  not, repeat; the operation. After this  put in1 a boiler with finely cut turpentine soap; let the water be cold, and  allow it to boil for half an hour from  the timo it is put on; take out, rinse in  blued water, iron when . pretty dry,  and unless tho damask is of very light  weight use no starch. Use judgment in  folding, suiting tho creases to the  ishapo and size of your table, and do  not fold away until crisp and dry.  HINTS ABOUT WASHING.  Washing is generally considered tho  hardest work that falls to the housekeeper's share. Anything that will  lighten and expedite the task, or afford her, reasons for the processes  through which she puts her clothes  should be of value and interest to her.  ���������She should rub tho clothes on the  soap, not lhe soap on the clothes, for  economy's sake,  and  for  tho  sake  of  her hands, says ,a correspondent of the  Gentlewoman. - Hard rubbing is waste  of energy, according to this authority.  Light rubbing and frequent sousing  of. the articles in the water make the  work easier and save the hands. Rubbing is to loosen the dirt, and when  this is once accomplished forcing water softened with soap through the  cloth  is beller than more ruhbing.  Boiling is for the purpose of expanding the fabric by steam and thus loosening the dirt, and removing it. There  is therefore no U30 in- "cooking" the  clothes. Aftor they have'stood fifteen  or twenty minutes in tho boiling water they should bo removed. Thoy are  of counse' to be put firsr into cold  water in tho boiler. They should be  turned -once, or twice while boiling.  The custom of putting the second  boiloirfui of clothes into the boiling  and dirty water from which tho first  boilerful has been, removed; is not  good- laundry practice. If you want  to' got tho dirt out, don't put clothes  in ho(t walerrt (Tho practice alluded  to, is; one reason why common clothes,  such , as usually wait till the second  boiler, get yellow and grimy. They  are put into water that is so hot ,it  "sets" the dirt, and are left in >it too  Icing, wi-th the -mistaken idea that  longer boiling will-extract the dirt.  Clothes should be put through at  loast two waters after coming from  the boiler, three aro bettor. We want  to get every trace of soap and suds  out of tho goods. If bleaching powders, ammonia, Javelle wa'ter, etc., are  used, in tho boiler, two sudsing waters  aro ii positive necessity. Then they  are ready' for the bluing water or  final *rinsihjj. They should never  stand in this, but be wrung out and  hung immediately.1 If they are to  stand, let it, bo in the second sudsing  water.  .Uso little bluing. Clothes of a perceptible blue tint, are no moro "desirable, than .'those that are yellow. Only  enough to clear tho water, not enough  to make it blue, should be erupted.  In hanging out the wash it is but  little more trouble to hang the various classes of garments by themselves  than it is to pin them on.in a higgledy-  piggledy fashion. ' And it suits tho  convenience of the one who sprinkles  and.folds them, and the ironors also,  to have garments of the same kind together.  If clothes are soaked over night,  very dirty" ones should be kept by  themselves.  Don't economize on wator, when you  wash'. .Uso plenty for boiling, sudsing and rinsing, and your clothes will  show the difference in increased whiteness'. Wasihwomon of foreign countries often wash in the rivers, using  no hot water at all. Yet their linen  is beiautifully white-. ��������� They have '. a  running  stream  for  rinsing  water.  PLANTING SEEDS.  Fine flower seeds should bo scattered on the surface of the earth, with a  light sifting of soil over them. Then  press the.surface with a smooth board.  This serves a double purpose. It presses the seed into the soil and also firms  it so that it retains the moisture near  the surface for a longer period, than  it otherwise would and so helps the  seeds materially in germinating. Often the very fine seeds fail to find the  moisture necessary for germination,  and watering is difficult because it  washes the seeds into crevices, or else  uncovers them, either being fatal to  their, germination."'  STEAM FROM OIL;  Liquid   J'ucl  for  Steamships Has  its   Art  v������nlll^<'K. "  By the- use of oil instead of coal in  marine engines smoke can be got rid  of and the stokehole staff reduced.  It is. possible by one' ton ofl oil to evaporate usi ,������uuch water as would be  ^disposed of ;by two tons of coal such  as| is .Eenetrally . employed for steam-  .sihips. .',���������.'-  Another point fn favor of oil, a ton  of coal requires- a bunker space of  ninety cubic 'feet; a-ton of oil only  calls, for ; thirty^eight  feet.  Under Lloyusr. regulations, oil of two  hundred degrees Fahrenheit flash may  be carried in  the water ballast tank.  To secure a complete combustion it  is necessary that the oil should be  sprayed cm entering the furnaces. This  Wsed to bo done byj steam, but ���������in) a  new system, described before th'e Society of Art's, compressed hot air, is  substituted. The oil also is raised to  two hvmdred 'degrees Fahrenheit before issuing from its nozzlo. Under  these conditions perfect combustion is  secured.  .���������: :���������     an.  A RUSSIAN PILE-DRIVER.  In t'he Russian engineer corps an  ingenious pile-driver, which acts with  ���������great speed is used. On two sides of  the, pile- one-inch gas-pipes are placed  in longitudinal grooves. At the low-  "er end the pipes are furnished with  nozzles, inclined inward toward the  point ot the pile. A force-pump drives  water into the pipes, and'the water,  issuing from nUio nozzles under a pressure of 70 pounds to the square inch,  removes the dirt so rapidly beneath  tho pile thajt it sinks three limes as  fast as if hammered by. a pile-driver.  NO HOPE THERE.  Mr. De. Seiner, on being introduced  to Adored One's Mother���������Pardon, mo,  inadam, but; havo wo not mot before ?  Your   face  seems   strangely   familiar.  Adored One's.''Mother���������Yos : T am the  womnii who sitood up before you for  fourteen blocks^in a street car the other day Avhile you sat reading a paper.  3WAGSIAIIIAIJSTEALIA.  !T IS A COUNTRY WHERE BRAWN  , IS BETTER THAN.BRAIN.  KiU Which FosIci-h a .Hanly Seir-Eellaneo  ���������AcUvo l.Ilc In vriilcli lhe NcccsllJ-  ���������or SUUI and Ucxtcrltj- Prevents ������uU  l>uy.s.  Porhapa it is'the wonderful fascination; of tho plain which oauswa the solitary swagsma'n, tho Australian sub-  wtitujto for our tramp, to regard- tho  desert as his final tomb. With na-  grcat zeal for work, ho humps shis  billy along the track because the life,  boing ono of ease and idleness, doea  nob jar upon his independence. When  his tucker gives out, ho makes 'tracks  tor the nearest station and either  works for a space or begs a loan) of the  victuals which' jp.ro essential for carrying him a littio further upon the- trail.  In its relation to all tramps and belated travelers the fashion of the country inspires the boss of the ship-walk  with most generous instincts. He feeds  everything that: comes to him after  sunset.  In New Zealand the runholder allows tho swaggers' hut raw mutton  and bread ; in Australia flour is changed for the bread, the men having to  make scones for themselves when they  bake their moat. In the earlier days  tho practice of greeting all the sundry, who camo to tho run gave mild.on-  joyinenf to the squatter's family, as  the. man on the track in those early  days was tnot the coarse and) uncouth  barbarian that tho twentieth century  has evolved. However, to-day, Iho case  is so much changed that the swags-  man���������half bully, wholly incorrigible,  and propelled bnjy by tho basest motives���������rules tho sheep walk by the  sheer force of his intimidation.        i  In tho husy season lifo upon a station is'conducive of work; There is art  exhilaration in the multitudinous duties attached to the run. Men respect  brute force omt a(t tho back of beyond ; and from tho distant boundaries! of the Never-Never Country, whero  language is unheeded and morals aro  unnecessary, to the least obscure quarter section upon the banks oil the Darling, the rough and tumble of a few  years upon a sheep or cattlo station  aro better than any number spent'  amid merely conventional civilization,  and within earshot of the portentous  platitudes of the bore and the imbecile cackle of the minx. There is.an  air of rather sta'tely tragedy about  the crumbling and deserted drafting?  station.  WHERE  NEWS  IS   TBADED.  In: many hundred miles of country  iti is like an oasis in tho doser,t���������th������  one haven of any practical rofugo.  'Nine-months' old news is exchanged,  which, in itself, is perhaps an -additional nine months old, and tho orders are discussed. In a brief second  the) face of 'nature is transformed j the-  men are shouting, the dogs are bark- ���������  ing, the sheep bleat as they fscbnt, tho  home track, and the scene is confused,  but replete with life, movement and  dust; However, the interval is/ rare,  and while it continues if is ;cherished.  More usually, Jife in the regions^where  the roads are two ��������� miles wido, ,and  where the tropical sun has so- baked  the ground, that grass can be 'seen  growing���������when it rains���������-when 1���������is in  the nature of a solitude with sheep  and cattle as the disturbing factors.  But in' its close and intimate affinity  with nature, the lifo is based upon  conditionsWhich find their origin in  healthy, functions. '  '   .  i.  CULTIVATES MANLINESS.  Everything tends to the manliness ,  of tho individual in thoughts, in deeds,  in' words ;'self-reliance is paramount,,  and no,one need,become a mere( spectator. Moreover, the soope and ambitions of tho life are not unendowed  with' tho finest-principles which underlie existence. ��������� The continual contact with animal lifo abounds with ma- ,  terial knowledge and information: The  dexterity of the rider, the keenness of  the hunter,, the agility of the mountaineer, all find something additional  in that which emanates from, station  work. The sheep station is no mere  idle lounge,, nor ,one that is occupied  only for occasional inspection. It is progressive and processional and continuous, ever presenting surprises in tho  tasks which spring up, ever a tax  upon the capabilities and powers of  endurance; and, despite the oblivion  which awaits ono and the bad influence it exercises upon tho more delicate and sensitive susceptibilities of  any nature, its spirit and abandonment  with its natural proclivities,, elovato  such a lifci far above the dead/.level Of  monotony incident to isolation.  THEIR- FAVORITE COLORS.  The Sultan of Turkey's favorite color  is. dark red. The German Emperor  likes his uniforms blue and red, and  covered with gold embroideiries. Tho  King of Greece, who dons his uniforms  as seldom as possible, has a marked  preference for light colors. The Emperor of Austria has a preference for-  gray, while- the Emperor of Russia likes  dark green uniforms, and the King of  Italy, excepting tho rare occasions-  when ho appears in a General's uniform,  generally wears black.  BLESSINGS THAT BRIGHTEN.  Did ycu rliave any luck in the Klondike?  Yes, answored, the perspiring citizen,  sadly. But I didn't know luck when-.  I saw it. I found moro icebergs and  snow-capped mountains than I could  shako a pick a!nd shovel at.  ���������"ft  ���������--'���������*;���������.������������������'. PS* if. .  ii'!;  fc  10,0115.102  '.,     333,211  .' 790,'i50  3,2(15,884  ANNUAL.REPORT OF THE  STSHDBRD, Uft fflRfltt CO.  The seventy-third annual general  jieetingi of tho company was held at  Edinburgh'/on.Tuesday, tho 25th April,  1890. A. R. O. Pitman, Esq., W.S., in  the chair. Tho results communicated  in itho report:��������� ,  ,monnt of iisauniuct'R' uccepted'.'diirlng  the year lS'JS (for which 4,937 liolioiea  were Issued)  $  .���������Temiume on now polic'os lsuuuil   Puruhtiso price of 102 new annuities   Claims by rl-Mtli innler 1,013 policies <lur.  . iug the.year 1898, Inclusive of bonus  additioni*   Dlahns-under  endowment    iissurunces  matured durini;-tho year 1808, G* poli-  *ieri, iuclusivo of bonus additiorin   ' j} misting nsKiirancuH at 15th November  1808 i... ..- ;.    ,    119,826,25s  1 it ii un 1 rcvcn nc; i*l   S,(iK(i,o.-)S  Ac*i:nmiilnlril funds..     4-*,<>J8,<13i  Investmc-Ml In  <'ti������:ul.-i..........     H.'iOU.OiXI  ' FIRST SCIIEDrjLE.'-  Rovenuo account of Tho Standard  Lifo Assurance Company, for the year  from ICth November, 1897,'to 15th November, 1898., Prepared in accordance  wit'hj "The Lifo Assurance Companies'  A'ct,'" 33 aad 31 Victoria, Cap. Gl.  Amount of funds ut the beiiiniilng of the  year, 10thNovember,- 18S7....- ..3   42,171,539 14  .PruwIiimH (after deduction of re-nwaur-  ance premiums)   Donslilei-ation for unnnitics granted   . 183,55c  showing no signs of standing still. Ho  ilso referred to tho very satisfactory  and sound condition'of the corupany,  which gave it a very high standing,  whilo its investments were of tho saf-  ost character.  Tho appointment of Mr. William  Tounger as an additional director was  approved of.  SPENCER C. THOMSONS     ���������  Manager.  Montreal:  W. M. RAMSAY. ".            .  Manager for Canada. (  J. BUTTON BALFOUR. Socrotaryj '  SEA TELEPHONE WITHOUT WIRES.  Hail-in. Invention Thai Will   OI.vl������������c  C'ol-  llsloiiB null Ollur Miirln<: H>Mi-><<:i*s.  Prof. Russo d'Asar, an Italian, has  devised a telephone to indicate the  approach and direction of unseen vessels at'sea as far away as fire miles-  His instruments hare been tried.with  complete  success,    according    fo    the  AN Iin?OR,TANT PERSONAGE.  Oonduolor--Sea tli-u insignificant little, fellow over there at the pl6 collator?,  Passenger���������Yes, what of bim?  Conductor ��������� He's piore important  than- th������ president of the roud. What  ho says goes-  Passeinger���������Indeed I    "Who f3 bo?  Conducl or-���������He's fh������ train dispatcher.  11 PhELPaOh IflO." i'������r"������'������������Qrn*i>r.Qtio'-  ^ili-Sl^K���������-Ji:J^~_p.i*.*t.>I,>'ivif*������������u������r;_  Tiepass Teddy���������Wake up, Harry ; de  barn s oa fj.re. Handout Harry���������  Ulaino dose careless farmers. Dey ro  allers loaviJi a lot o' hay around where  a follor s apt' to drop sparks from his  pipe.  La Tosoasia, 1Qo^$^������&������  Take away your filthy luore 1 said  the hero. I anticipated that remark,  said   tho  viUiani   smiling sardonically  SHORT   BUT STRONG, is this arguments    _ (B  CfiYLON TEA HAS THE FLAVOR AHO QUALITY-  Lead Packages. ... ��������� ��������� ��������� *2S. 30, 4������, 5������ & 60a  Gtrtnts      irtEn  A BOON   FOR THE LAS^E!  THE IVEY PATENT EXTENSION SHOE CO.,  Are anxious to secure tho adtUefis of every lame man and woman io Canada whose }uqiq*  uea-J constat i in one limb being shorter than the other, find are offering good paylDjj em*  ploymunt to every hmie p. rson who will Ld*ke thcttrouble lo write ior circulars una cow  to lictns nguntt". Get ono of tho Kxienaious foryouruolf and you will, after wearing 11  a -iv.M'k, hsv e no trouble to convince otheri of it". y*X\m.  This Extension ta by fur the beit of iUikUuio ever placed ou tho mttrkot, raid enables  .the wenrcir   to walk upright, to walk with ca-o and comfort, to wear any ordinary Btor-j.  ' shoe, and gives them the same appearance us their moro fortuuuto frlimda.   J^eaorlptlYi  circulars fr ou to nil.   Ask for tonne to agouts.   AddreBS  170 BAY STREET, - - - TORONTO, CANADA,  Interest and dividends.......  .Fin  -*iues and'Fees.  3,992,222 80  790,230 55  1,093,830 54  6,396 41  $..48,653,44144.  ^Claims by. death uuder- lifo policies, in-,  eluding bonus luldltions (alter duduo-'  , "tion of Bums ro-aapured)......... .$  ���������**o.' under endowments and endowment  - isurances matured.,......1....'.';.'..;..  3.2G5.8SG 92  183,555 90  3,419,442 82  220,������B5.-'8l  '-374,071 73  ���������'.'31*1,359-11  518,818 85  97,333 3i  ' -30,529 94  complete success, accoramg <^ n������" | sa-ici ia& v^'tun, n'mmm =aruu'"-"--j  Lega Navale, oa the warships at Genoa | under jjis black ��������� flowing . miastaclie.  ami Spezia.       Tho    general  receiver-   AI1  tllegf)   v\\ls baT0    1,00a    carefully  ,.^i.:���������i. :^ tMn.n^n.i"tn i-iin w'H-ftr'p.ii'.'hei'   ,.,.,...;I'?n.'  Surrenders   .' Annuities   jlODiinisaion    BxpenstfHof Manacement   htwdend and bonus '0 rliureholdt-rs....  income tnx   -Kinount of funds nt the ond of the year,  15th November, 18yS,  as per   becoud  '- Erhedulo............;.;���������..........:      43,749,992 85  '���������' S : 48,653,444 44  SECOND SCHEDULE.  ��������� Balance sheet ot Tho Standard Life  Assurance Company, on loth November, 1898 Prepared on the basis of  valuation of 1895, in accordance with  "The Life Assurance Companies' Act,"  38*a'Ud 31-Victoria, Gap. 01.  LIABILITIES.  "Shareholders' capital iiaid up S 584,000 00  Asauranco aud annuity fund  42,735,513,08  Reserve fund..../.......  380,333 33  Balance carried forward .-. - '41,146 44  Total funds as per llrst schedule ..',$ 43,749,992 85  -Claims under policies admitted; bub not-  .-. paid,..........;. -.-..'   .Dividends to - proprietors   (duo   at .and  ,. prior'to 15th November) outstanding*,.  Annuities outstanding*.   1 Staff deposit f imd^.'..........'............  Bums deposited vrith the company   : 815;705,07  ,44,340 53  13,29311  45,710 00  9,638 67  '���������'������������������������������������ '���������'���������'''-''. -v.        ASSETS. ���������'    ii.'.",  ATovtgaEes on property within the United  ��������� Khif-uom..'. '..... ..$  Do, out of tho United Kingdom.'...':......'  Xoans ou the company's policies within  :-   their surrender value   '. Investments���������    . '.,!    ���������  '- '  British Government sccuriti.-B.,........;.  . -Indian and colonial governrneut'securi-"'  ties.,..y..;;.V.V..V;V. . ^'i. ii'../..v^../ /  Voreisn government securities...........  Indian and colonial municipal bonds   ; Railway and other dobeutures and dc--  ' heuturo stock.........'.'..   .Do. shares (pre'eronco)..................'  : Bank deposits for lixed periods..........  Ilouse property���������.   :  lfreehold............... $3,170,313 37  leasehold    -   80,984 45-  $44,678,031 83  9,998,235 67  16,669,340.70  '2,154,475 89  431,632 15  881,098 77  i 768,723 79  , 1,444,416 35  3,708,470 55  763.272 73  494,074 78  Stock ot Scottish chartered banks   Company's shares...........   Ground rents and feu-duties........   Lifo-rents aud rovortlons purcha-icu.....  Loans -Ipon personal security, with policies of assurance, repayable by in-  fremiumB outstanding in course of col-  lcotloni :   Intorest accrued, but not duo   Do. due, but not paid ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������.-���������������������������,.���������.��������� v.*  Cash on deposit. ;*'***,*$1   '  Do. on current accounts and  In hand...... ���������.���������������������������**:_  3,256,297 83  61,520 16  15,9S7'30  807,456 45  604,962 52  which is Immersed In tho waier either  at the- bow or at the stern of a- vessel,  consists or two greatly flattened' cones,  separated by a. broad ring. 'Xt>o outei  eclfje of the ring has eighteen receivers  connecting with miorophoneSi an"-  each joined to one of eichteen divisions of a dial on deck, -nine. l������r port  and nine for starboard. .   .  When the receiver for tlio point  northeast to port, for instance, marlcs  the sound from a passing vessel, ������  White disk shuts off the corresponding  compartment on the dial. The lookout then puts his car to tho telephone-  If Wip. sound becomes more intense an"  the disk remains, in p'lace, it ,is a sig"  lhal (.ho vessel is still approaching  from that direction. If tho sound  grows fainter and the disk disappears  and tlxen shuts off tho nortli-noi'tb-  east compartment, say, the dn-eclion  taken by tbe other vessel c-an oo determined. If the apparatus can work ������<���������&  a distance of five miles, it oTxgtct. y������  make collisions in logs or at night inexcusable, and as t'ho sound of waves  breaking on tlie ro-jks is transmitted  just as easily, it should give "-varmofc  at least of danger from  land  near at  hand.  _:    fan   Failure and Success.  It is often/all the little thinss tha-t  conslitute tho wido difference between  success and failure. Some men, earnest in purpose, capable m many ways,  seem unable to discern the import or  minor, nevertheless important elements, and neglect in consequence t0  grasp the opportunities that if accepted  would carry them on to victory, in  the samo way people aro imposed upon  bv mercenary druggists, who, to gain  an additional profit, practise Uie dishonest method of substitution. Casing for Putnam's Painless Corn Li-  tractor, they accept some worthless  flosh-eating substitute,, only to do  disappointed or suffer injury- }*������  n-yns Corn Cure is tbe only reliable  one.  D������ed and receipt stamps in hand.  .1,035,322 23  '1896,333 84  565,132 93  ; 894,622 39  9,997 33  726,935 50  317 00  844,678,681 83  *Note���������These Itoms are inoludod in the corresponding  items in the first sohodule.  .-   A. B.C. PITMAN; Chairman.  W"; J. DXTNBAS, Director.  J: H. DAVIDSON, Director,  BPENCEB, p. TUOilSON, ,   j  , .Mairunger and Acluary.   I ,  '    EdittburKl^ 19th April, 1899.   !     t  EXTRACTS FROM .THE REPORT.  ���������IjC will be seen Irani the above |Cig-  ures that the progress of tho company  goes pa uninterruptedly. The new  pohciess issued, and the amounts assured.under them, exceed those of any  previous year.  The amount received for tho purchase PC annuities is a.lso greater than  ever previously reported. The sums  paid in^denth claims are' considerably  in excess of the corresponding amounts  Hor the previous 'year, but. tho death  rates are still well within the expectations  on which  the several  tables  of  . premiums are based.'  Notwithstanding thi3 greater outgo,  the total funds havo largely increased  d;uring the year, and now aggregato  .considerably more thnn $44,500,00.  While;'not hegleoting the important  home connections, tho consolidation of  the agencies outside the United Kingdom goes on steadily, and the company are beginning to reap the fruits  of the policy of careful extension which  they havo been working out    steadily  " for.many years past.  ' In view of the company's expansion  and of the large amount of work���������both  responsible and routine ��������� now consequently falling upon the members of  tho board at tho head offico, the directors think it desirable to increase, tho  '  numbers on the board through tho addition of  another  member.  The   company      havo    now    already  , passed tho middle period towards another investigation and division ot profits, and, although the rate of interest  ���������on the invested funds has necessarily  fallen of late years���������a circumstance  which cannot be without its effect���������the  board have, thus far, every reason to  .hope that the final results of tho quinquennium will be satisfactory to all  ���������concerned., '   '     V  The rebuilding of the company's pre-  .mises in Edinburgh is progressing satisfactorily, and the board hope that  the next annual general meeting of  the company may be held within the  ���������board room of the new offico.   .  In moving the adoption of tho report,  which was unanimously carried, the  [Chairman, Mr. A.R.O. Pitman, Isaid it  iwas very gratifying to know that the  new business of the year had, for tho  . first time in tho history of, the com-  .pany, exceeded ten millions of dollars,  -and Irom year to year it was growing.  I like to hoar a sorvant girl sing  at her work. It shows a good disposition. Not always. I tb������ak our  girl sings because she has a grudgo  against us.  ���������  Vory few marriages grow out ������E  these" summer attachments, said tlie  observing man. No, mostly tr>al  heats, replied the horsey man.  Has your sister Lulu becorna engaged very often during her stay al tha  seashore this summer? No, the only  fellows sho has met wore three last  year.  JVZZiTTwrwfNl.. I/a    European "pfaii. Booms  Hotel c&?s������a������������������ from ������*.-.������������������������& Opp.  <J T B- Station. iMo.,trea2^^^rjili^������lli2������i.   ' '_      ^ier_Jny.   Itaiiwy. First-elaBB Con'marcial Uoaei. ilodorn im-  proveineots-Hfttes mode'ato    ��������� -LaWyer^Wcll, have you' at last decided to tako my advice and pay this  bill of mine? Client__Y-o-s. lawyer  ���������Very weJl; William. Just add ������10  to jtf1"- Smith s biH for further advice.  Deafness Cannot be Cured  hv local a.nplicn.tione. ������������������������ thej* 0;"inot reach tho  clfpeaeed portion of th1* oar. Tliore Is onlyono  wnv t������ c'ire deafno������������.,incl thtvt 1R by f.onstttu-  Uoiia1 i-omedi's. ncafnoas ifc caueed l������* an ,n-  -flnricd condition o������ tho-mucous HnlPB of tho  Kufltaehi.m 'luho. vvhen-.this.tubo gots liifltm-  ed >ou hafO a ruInbhi-g sound or jmpejfooti  heorlnsr, and whon ltis.OBtlrolr oloaed doafnoHH  "k ihortkulc, a������cl uuloss the lnfiammatloa can  bo taken out and thia tulio roatored to. lte normal ooudiilon. hoarins will bo dostrojod for-  ������Vor; nine oil,e������ o'utof ton aro-cnusod by-Oa-  ti-rh. whiol* 'RnothiaR but an lnflarood condi-  ;ion ������������ tho niucouB siirfacoH.  Svo will givo Ono Hundred Dollars for any  case of Deftfnosti (oansed by oatiu-rh) ln������t crO  not bu oured by. Had"* Catarrli Ouro. Send for  i.-rjulRrs, fjjoo.^ chJ;NEy & CQ^ Tolodo# Q>  Sold by L>r"Fgist9. 73c.  H������H's Faro>'y P1H������ ftre the bo,t*  THE OLD~SONGS.  1 can not sing the old songs  That linger i" my throat,    *  iC-ecauso. alas, it happens,  ,   I' can not slog a note.  ^���������������������������"ded 10U m������dal8 ������od diplomas for sfj??1"'?,'  pxcollonce. Th.jir regular uso prevent Infooti-  2������s UiaenBOS. Ask you** doa,ar to obtain a  supply 8Cn������)Htemail<?<i free on application.  F. C. CALVERT & CO.,  MAWCHESTeR.    -.'.-     ENqlAND.  jnciian Catarrh Cure.  Bold by all reliable prnggisU.  .WATER AND OZONB.  The authorities' of Lille, France, have  concluded, some exhaustive tests ofthe  efficacy of ozoda tor purifying water.  They find this method applicable on  a large scale, and superior to any  hitherto used. All, pathogenic or saph-  rophytic microbes'.inhabiting the waters experimented upon were destroyr  ed. After treatment the water is  weakened in organic matter, less liable to pollution    and -more palatable.  QItos new lifo  to the  Hair.   It makes it prow  l *4������P    On*'     ������ vg^     and r������rttore* tbe1 color.  Sold by all druggists.    50c. a bottle.  Pleasure is very seldom found where  it is ,sought. OurQjrighfcesl blazes of  gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks Johnson.   ���������   "  CARD INDEX...  The only perfect-.syHtem' for keep.  Ing namuM and a������id.rosses.    aq  Sample tray out-flt    ������><������>  The Offloe Speolalty Mfg. Oo.,  '^iiwai-. Llinllcd  181 and 124 Bay St., TOROHTO.   Factory: Nowmarltst.  Instruments, Drums, Uniforms, ete.  Every town caei have a band.  LoTv������Bt-pricea cTer quott-tl.   Fmecataloinie. 500 Illustrations, mailed free. V/rite us f������r nuytninii In  Muaio or Muafou.1 Icitrumunts.  WHALEY R0YCE & CO.,    -    Toronto, Oan. ���������  HARRIS   LEAD, COPPER, BRASSb  17kel������alo only.   Loni Di������tttri<>oTole]phouel?fiO.      <  WILLIAM   ST.,   TOIIOHTO. |  FARSVS FOR SALE  Waterloo Co.,. Wllmpt Tp..  IPS    ACRE>3    SITUATEn  a   nuteiiuuvo ������. -.-. Oiit'T j mile north  of  Sew  Dumlee  and 5 miles   south   oC   Kttr.burg,   o-J  AND  It Ib not riooosgary to have thous-  andB to make money Iu (jrain aud  i fctooito. Ton to one hundred dollars  carefully invented on juariin will  net you same profit as one to fire,  thousand dollari! ������111 If you nur-  ������y .uw w������������^ i ohBuooulrisbt. Writoforvjaronhlet.  oinlalniuB fully, F. 0. ANUER60N & 00., Btook and  ���������iKoatrlilnt CrokorJ, HO Vlotorla St., Toronto.  32������/ Profits for tha Month  .urplus o������ 2I> per cent 4'wr������eauui. ii    '       ln, t0 &���������  T   Canada fermanent Chamber... 18 Toronto St.  gHOW CASES. WALL CASES  Office and Bank Fixtures, Modern  Store Fronts. Mirrors and Plate  Glass.    For low prices write  TORONTO   SHOW   CASE   CO.,  02 ADELAIDE ff., TORONTO, CAN.   ''TH'E''NlMMO-&; HARRISON  '^*^HD?THflNP V'V' LrlLrftivl C(j  Oor YonKeand OoIIobo Sts., Toronto.  OIVIL SERVICE PREPARATION A 3PECIALTV.  A well equipped, widely patrouized Sohpol. High record  &Wgood roMilts    IndUidual inttruction.   l>roipectu������  mai^D������ BlIMMO 55 JA3. HARRISOX, Prioelpala.  O.T.R. ; the land alopoa geutlT toward* south and o*b.(  is a. rich olay lonra, in a good state of cultivivtloo; ih������r  are 2 acres of orchard and gunien, about 28 aoren 6-  Hond hardwood b\inh, cedur and siirvtco hedge around  DuildiogB, and 200 u>aple trees hordflrtnc on farm; DarU  \nd soft'-water at, house; bam -.supplied with ispfing  : water, by hydraulic ram; power irvhtiol on b'arrj; about  50 acres of-wheat,-45 meadow, balance spring crop I  fr.rm can be bought with or without crop. For termt-  address ISRAEL PRESSMAN, New Dundee., Ont.  proee to erery \>oy and girl who sends ub tho  girls (ovor 14 years old] and their own address,  we williuward a hntideome bicyolewaUt let.  We renuire all who aro awarded tbe wivUt sott  to distribute 25 pkgB. of our LemonadoPowdw  und colleot 5c psr pkg. Eiiruh paekaye.contalnf  onoush for ten gla.<������4.*.v Return the money  to us by exproBB, ino.uoy order or pontil no to,  and we will givo you iu addition to waist set an  elegantbmoelQb. In order to induce prompt*  uosh. to nil who mate returns lntide twelve diiyfl  from receipt of goods wo will further give a I076 >  lyrtiokpin. DOMINIOK* SUPPLY HOUSE!  2 King Bt. W.( Hum 11 ton, Out.  Machine ^  THIS OIL is adapted to *  all conditions of weight,  speed,   steam  pressure,  and atmospheric changes  J" -"         llnl.ll  {'aruierB' u,o.  UoaloiB ooll it  VEKELES8 ii *<*  Heat   known    to*  i.UMIT������  O N E  ^ I C3 HT^KUteHt-PrlceV  lf������p������0IMIy lljoi;  wfee hate Jailed  to be cured ela*-  " "       '������������������'-���������'���������-,        -������������������-���������..    where, write t������  Dr. Arnott, l^e^Un who willoonTincayouhe can cure you  SCHOOL OF MINING, KINOSTON.  Affiliated to Queen's UniToreity. Session begins Oo-  tobcr 4th. Four yoara for dojrecs (B. So., E. M.) in (11  Molallurjy and Mining EnsineorinB. (2) Analytical  Chemistry and Assaying, ond (3) Mineralogy andGeology.  Three years for dlplomae. Shorter Bpccial. Courpes.  Graduates havo bo lar aeoured employment imniedi-  ately.   For calendar apply to  W. L. GOODWIN, Director.  .���������*-*���������  O'KEEFE'S^f  InvlKonilcaand StrcusthenE.  LLOYD WOOD, Toronto, CENiutAL AGEKT.  So'you want to marry my daughter*)  said tho old gentleman. .W-W-Well. I  w-wouldn't exactly say ' that, replied  the diffident man, b-b-bu.t sho wants  to m-marry me. Otherwiso we rJ-1-  never would'have been engaged.  POR OVER FIFTVYEARa^  MR8. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING! SYB^P hoe bmn-  used by raothorr for their children toetlnnS. Itsootnee  the child, soltena the aunia, allaya pain, cures wnid  oollo. and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. 25o. a not-  tie. Sold by all dnignists throughout the world. ���������������  ������ure and ask for " Mrs. WInslow*������ SoothlnK Syrup.  INGENIOUS FRENCH INVENTlOISr.  A Frenchman; has invented a stopper  for preventing the. influx of water  through a hole in the ship's side aiid.  so save the .vessel. It consists o������ ah  iron rod to the end of which are pivot,  ed foui* triangular platos that foi<j  back upon tho rod. The rod is thrust  through tho hole and by turning tbe  nut at the end the four plates open,  fitting together closely against the  side of the vessel to form' one plate.  The force of the-water helps to keep  it in position, but tho rod is securQ(j  on the one inside also. The c.irpentocs  can then do their work inside.  ������ BEAVER BRAND " Maohlntosh  noTer hardens &'������ guaranteed Wator-  proof. Ask for it.Jako no other   Beo-  . for pubber OWtlilog Oo������ Montreal.  COMMOH SENSE KIUS Ho������chM, Bed I  anm, ������������t������ ������nd Mice.  Sold by ������U |  1 prassisW- ������������������ an Qoeea "W. Toronto.  WrtMTFD���������AGENTS FOB AN ENTIRE NEW  '*, *" ' 6 , line of Household novelties; the best  icllcrs on the market to-day. AddroBS THE TJ. S.i  ,SfIi.OlALTY CO., 69 Adelaide St. fi.. Toronto. I  [Will p. Ml I IB * Hales  SarrUtyrfi.et'V removed  Barriatarp.etp,, removed  to WeaW BlaS9.,lUon-  mooil 8t W.. Toronto.  The  Dawson Commission Co., Lirqited,  Oor Wost-Markot & Oolborne St., Toronto,  0������n Hot io������ host price for yoor Appiesi Butter, Elga,  Poultry, ���������"A other produce, K you ship tt to thaoi-  prooured in eJl countries.    DeeignB,  -'' Tr������A" Marks reg|stored, Copyright!!,  Cnvea'8 Procured.   Write forlnfprniatlon,  .ERTON. H. OASt. l! "       "  Notarj Public, Toi'U'1  vave������l"',procurv>... . Write forlnfprniatlw..L  iEOERTON. H. OASt. ltegbtorcd Solloitorof patents,  ������..,_..    ������������������*.iile BuiEdlns, Toronto, Out.  ������~j.i      J!������   ������������������������������������������������������h Boons, noaanor.oiT-  CathO������0  Player oirixea, Soanulars,  Hulk-ion., I'iotnre*  S������nl<"iry, ������n<l Churoh Oriiameiit*.  Kduuut n,i������l WS.   M������J! ordera rooelvB nroinnt attention D & ���������>��������� 3A.OLIER i 00., Montreal.  ROTAIj mail  STEAMERS^  EVERY THURSDAY  ST. LAWRENCE  ROUTE,  MONTREAI. TO  LIVERPOOL.  jFrom T.iverpool.  24 Auc   31 Auk   7 Sopt   14.Se.it   :       il   S������Bt  From" Montreal  ...BAVARIAN ,]|������l'j>  OAUFOKNIAN Hgeplj,  .TAINUI..  *,".",'. '.PARISIAN-.",'.'...... ..28 Sept  .BAVARIAN. SOol.  Th������ new Twin Screw S. 3. Bavarian, JO.OOO tons, wtl  tr.Il Irom Liverpool Aug. 24, and from Moni-Veal Sopt. 1  Cahin I'assatte���������S50.0C1 ana upwards.  Seoond Cabin���������SS5.00, Return $66.50'    .  Steerage���������Liverpool, London, Glasgow, Londonderry  or Queenstown, $'.'3.50. '.,.'���������'. >.  For tickets and all information apply to , local agent a  H. B0URLIER, 77 Yongre St., Toronto,  or H. & A. ALLAN, Montreal.   '  WHITE'S  PH0SPH0 S0DA(  Jg$/' d&U* fa#r  .^Sioh.gan Land for..Sale. ���������.. ���������  8 003 A0RE8 QOOD FARMING LANDS-AK.ENAC,  I Iosoo, Ogemaw and Crawford Counties. Title per.  feot. On, Michigan Oentral, Detroit ft Maokinuo nnd  X.oon Iiake Railroads, at prices ranglnc from $2 to ?3  per aero. These Lands are Olose to Bntorprislng New  Towns, Chuiohes, Schools, eto., and will be sold on mosl  reasonable tonus.   Apply to .  ���������   It. 51. riEltCl*. Agent, Wost Bay City. Mian.  OrJ.W. CUUTI8, Whlttemore, Mich.  Solid Gold;...%%85  Best Gold Fill 1.50  5 yrs Gold Fill 1.00  .  Best Glasses... 100  "We o/iiaTaatse perfect satisfaction.  ������S-OBE   OPTICAL   CO.,  03 Yonge Street, Toronto-  ROYAt  MAIL  STEAMSHIPS  Montreal vnd Quebec to Liverpool.  Large    and    fast   Steamers    VAncouvet\  Dominion, Scotsman, Cambroman.  RRteR of pansftge :��������� First Oaliln. 150 upwards; 8������ond  Cabin, $35; Bteernee, $32.50 nnd $33 60  For further information apply to local Rgenti, or  DAVID TOllRANCE * CO., General AeenU,  i.17 St. Sootr-mem. St... Montreal.  Your  choice of a Violin,  Qultar   or  Autoharp    for  Bellinc only 3 dozen Gold  Topped Leter Collar But-  toiip at 10 cunts each, or a  Mandolin or Banjo for sell-  injr 4 dor.������n.   No money required. 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Intorir ation will bo cheerfully sent to anyone  inUrented iu  BUSINESS EDUCATION,  SHORTHAND,  TYPEWniTINC or  TELEGRAPHY.  Address : v W. H. SHAW, Principal.  m  \.  "fls-S  11  ���������*������������������  weft  *w  -, ( THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1899.  ^betflMninglReview  .SATURDAY.......SEPTEMBER 9, 3899.  THE TWO PARTS.  The Nelson Tribune frequently works  itself into a frenxy over the situation  in the Slocan, und is ever ready with  its advice; but that advice is more  often inciting in ils character than  sensible and conciliatory in its tone.  It never occurs to our confrere' that  there are two sides to a question, and  the one must bo considered as well as  the other. We may here say for the information of our neighbor, that though  this humiliating, crippling legislation  was forced on the owners who have for  the most part bought and paid for  their properties in solid cash, by a  body lacking in the first elements of  statcmanship���������many of them being  tricky know-nothings���������if all other conditions were favorable, the increased  wages would be but a secondary matter in considering the opening up of  the mines. The unions want. (,0 take  advantage of every vesti. vantage  ground the law allows em, and  at the same time to force on the owners in many cases' hundreds of men  who would be dear enough at half the  xvafjes wanted for them. We use the  word "forced" because every class of  man is taken into the union and tho  highest wages demanded for them.  Does it ever occur to the Tribune Unit  the owners are entitled to 11 "quid pro  quo" to the best of men for the highest  lamps and  Always  relieved  promptly by  Dr. Fowler's Ext. of Wild  Strawberry.  When you aru seized with an attack ol  Cramps or doubled up with Colic, you  want a remedy you are suro will givo you  relief and give it quickly, too. n  You  don't want an  untried something  ' that MAY help you. You want Dr. Fowler's  Extract of Wild Strawberry, which every  one knows will positively cure Cramps and  Colic  quickly.     Just  a (!om! or two and you  have ease.  But now a word of  proof to back up thesa  assertions, and wo  "shave it from Mr. John  "'Hawke, Coldwater,  Ont., who writes/  "Dr. Fowler's Kxt met  of Wild Strawberry ia  a wonderful cure for  Diarrhoea, Cramps  and pains in the stomach. I was a great  sufferer until I g-ave it a trial, but now T  have perfect comfort." ,  wages demanded '! We venture to say  that if the unions were in a position  to say to the owners tomorrow "IIore  are a lot of first-class, sober, experienced miners���������the best tlie country  affords���������that on being set to work will  in every way endeavor to avert future  trouble, the question would be settled  in 2-1 hours and the mines would all be  in operation shortly after. It is not so  much the 50 cents a day the owners arc  , standing aloof from as it is the class  of service they would get, as things  stand in the eainp, for tbeir money,  and the likelihood of future trouble,  when they might again have to assert  their'own rights in exacting freedom  from dictation and interference in tho  ordinary working of their properties.  The questions, if they opened tomorrow, are : Would thoy get from tlie  unions all lirst-class, experienced,  -Bteady men ? Would they be free from  interference, trouble and future strikes  if they expelled inferior union men  from their works as soon as they found  ' them, and put others, mayhap .' nonunion men, in their places? Would  they be freed from further perplexing  and even more annoying legislation as  lorig as men of such statesmanlike  foresight,   sagacity  and ability  as   J.  ' Ered Hume is at the head of mining  affairs in the country ? It is these and  dozens of more matters of a kindred  character that are giving the Slocan  owners infinitely more trouble than  the mere difference of 50 cents a day  in wages.   The present temper of the  -owners is not to open up until they  Vfeel something like safety in these  matters, - and those who look at-the  matter in all its bearings see much  commendable common sense in their  ���������attitude.   ,  The object of the union is to. get  every character of miner into its fold  so there will be no one outside of them  to hire,- when, to be equally fair, the  desire should be to see! that the owners  were getting value for their money.  The necessity for the one as well as  the other commends itself to the mind  of all lovers of fairplay, even though  not interested in mining operations.  PROMISES AND ACTIONS.  The situation of things political in  Canada must be of much interest even  to good Liberals who look into matters  carefully from past and present standpoints. Those who remember Liberal  cries when in opposition, cannot fail to  recognise as the strongest planks in  their platform:  "Greater economy in  the  management of public affairs."  "Reduced taxation."     ���������  "A reduction of the public debt."  '   Bring an intelligent Liberal face to  face with the facts as they are revealed  in   the public records,   and his only  answer is "Yi&u're another, and worse."  Now, supposing Uiis  was every word  true, which it is not,  it  would be no  defence for the Liberal party.  We saw in a Liberal paper, the other  day, what was alleged to be a fulf defence for the increase of debt by  the I  present government:   "The Tory government added 5150,000,000 to the public debt since  Confederation."     Well,  granting  that to be true,  there are to  show for it:   1, The Intercolonial ll'y,  costing $40,000,000; 2, the enlargement  of the canals,  costing   ������30,000,000;  3,  the purchase of the   Canadian   North  West, costing $1,500,000;   4,  the construction of the C. P. R.,   costing $77,-  000,000���������iu  all 8148,500,000, or every  cent of the increase.   Today our debt  is 55,780,000 greater  than it was when  the Liberals'took office,   and there is  practically nothing of public importance to show for it.   Even if there was,  from   a   Libeial point   of   veiw,   the  increrse  is indefensible,  as'their preelection cry was ''reduction of the pub-  lic   debt"���������not   increase with an   increase   of assets.     Then   again  there  was   that   ringing,   vote-catching cry  "Reduced taxation."   In 1S9G, the last  year of  Tory rule our   taxation was  ������43,000,000.   This year it is SGO.000,000!  in   the face of the emphatic pledge to  diminished  burdens.     Well may the  taxpayers  declare,   "The Tories  chastised us   with whips,  but the Liberals  do it  with scorpions."   Of the pledge  to Free Trade,   one need sav nothing,  the figures speak for Uu-mBelves.   Last  year  the government collected  in customs, which is  the principle source of  taxation,   ������5,000,000 more   than  were  collected   the last year of  Tory rule.  How can a Liberal advocate of diminished taxation stand up and defend the  increase���������$1.00 more oh   every   man,  woman  and child   in Canada,   as   an  evidence of "reduced taxation ?"  The jobberies, too, of the pastr three  years must be sickening to those Syho  advocated "purity of elections," "independence of parliament" and such  high-sounding pronouncements���������the  Yukon deals, the purchases of rail-,  ways, the election escapades of West  Huron, West Elgin, Brockville, Waterloo, etc. .Had the Liberal party, in  their last pre-election pledges, only  been honest and told the electors that  they were no better than the Tories,  is true, but'it would as least have left  them fewer sins to answer for.  A GENERAL ELECTION CERTAIN,  It is useless to speculate on what  will and what will not.be the outcome  of the provincial tangle. Enough  should be clear to Lieut.-Governor Mclnnes that it is his duty to dismiss the  Senilin government, if he is in the  same frame of mind he was in when he  dismissed the Turner government.   He  Some cough mixtures  smother the cough. But thq  next breeze fans it into life  again.  Better,put the cough out.  That is, better go deeper  and smother the fires of inflammation. Troches cannot do this. Neither can  plain cod-liver oil.  But Scott's Emulsion can..  The glycerine soothes and  makes comfortable; the hy-  pophosphites give power and  stability to the nerves; and  the oil feeds and strengthens  the weakened tissues.  t;oc. and S1.00, alldrugE'Sts.  SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, TorontOb  knew from the way members were  elected' when he acted arbitrarily 111  Turner's case, there were 19 out of the  38 members opposed to Turner, that  there were 17 in favor,of him and  two elections pending, whieh as things  went ware in Turner's favor. It was  only necessary for Turner to secure one  of the opposition, or to break in on the  opposition by the election of a speaker,  or in somo other way, to be able to  hold oflice. He knew further that  Beavin had no following in the House,  or out of it, to form a government, and  yet he offered him,the responsibility.  II, however, his ilonor takes no action now but allows tlie House to meet  in  the regular way, what will be the  outcome���������further  than  that  Semlin,  unless some unforeseen change takes  place, cannot longer retain   oflice���������it  is   most difficult to   understand.     In  the last session his greatest majority  was (3.    Martin and Higgins  have declared themselvt-s   in hostile   opposition, and that means four in a shift  from side to side.   Prentice is out of  the House, ns the force of Act creating  him  a member, expired with the last  session.     It then only   requires   one  more vote to go with the opposition to  defeat   the government.     McPherson  says he will vote against the government if they repeal tho eight-hour law,  and Helgeson says ho will vote against  them if they don't,- so this moans  the  loss of one out of these two, and  the  defeat of the government.  With the government defeated, there  is no possibility of forming a new  government short of a general election.  Though there might be a sufficient  majority to defeat any plan Semlin  might suggest, it would be of elements  that could not be brought into unity of  action on any line of policy. As matters stand the opposition would be  made up of two factions, that could no  more unite than oil and water. This  fact alone makes a general election  certain the moment Semlin is outvoted.  The only reply Bro. Houston, of the  Nelson Tribune, can make to our comments on the position of the Tribune  on the eight-hour law is, "It should  be given a lair trial." Supposing such  argument were carried to its logical  conclusion in all matters, where would  it land the country ? Supposing the  legislature were next to pass an Act in  favor of the printers alone, without  giving the publishers of the province,  in advance.the slightest hint they were  going to do it, declaring seven hours  to be a day instead of nine as custom  has it now, would the Tribune continue  without protest paying the same'wages  as .before, and,advocate a "fair trial" of  the act? In our humble opinion,  though the Tribune may not lean that  way, wherever legislation calculated,to:  make radical changes between any two  parties is contemplated, the one parly  afiected ought to be consulted as well  as the other. - We ask; the Tribune if  this is not right. We ask the Tribune  again if it ever heard of a-legislature  made up of statemen, that passed disquieting legislation when capital and  labor were working   harmoniously to-  things would not be as bad as they are. -���������������������������.-,���������������������������  It might have kept them from oflice, it|getlaer?   One of the bad features oi this  act is that its bad effects cannot be disposed of after it has had a fair trial.  We have published in these columns,  over the signatures ot men who have  given the law a"fairtrial,"evidcncG that  the."men cannot do under it what they  said they would, that is as much work  in eight hours as they, did before in ten,  and for which former work they represented good payment, and the trouble  is that after the trial the employers  have no way of freeing themselves  from the consequences. The Tribune  knows all this, but, like Ephraim of  old, it is joined to its idols, and we will  have to leave it alone.  CHURCH    NOTES.  Methodist, Rev. A. M.' Sanford, B.A.,  pastor.:���������Regular services will be held  to-morrow at 11 a.m.   and7.30 p. m.  Presbyterian.���������Rev. J. Clelland 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.  IMMEDIATE RELIEF.  Mr. H. M. 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' Many, very many, who joined in blazing trails to the El Dorados in the far  west, who have built their humble log  cabins where prosperous towns or cities  have long since displaced them, who  set their stakes and spent months or  years to develop prospects into paying  mines, whose hopes of striking wealth  ended not in fruition, whose tenacity  of purpose and bulldog hangonative-  ness led them, over and over again, to  venture their time, their labor, their  all in other equally disastrous ventures, havo either passed 'over the  range" to prospect for a home "not  made with hands, eternal in the  heayens," or are now with whitened  locks or furrowed cheeks, - with bent  forms and faltering steps, patiently  waiting for the summons to lay aside  their picks, pans and shovels and drills  and spoons and hammers, and go up  higher where short water and barren  rock are known no more forever.  We say there arc many old miners  waiting to join their comrades who  have gone tc find a bonanza in the  Great Beyond and who leave the world  as they enter it���������with nothing to claim  save the air they breath. But they  -have done a good work, they lived not  in vain. Efty years ago thej* crossed  the Missouri river and entered-the  "Great American Desert," into an almost unknown country, bearing their  lives in their hands, meeting and overcoming obstacles and dangers of which  they know not, frightening or driving  the savages of the plains from their  pathway and the less savage animals  from their lairs, but defying all lol-  lowed the setting sun on its course to  golden sands of the Pacilic, where they  founded an empire domain, a storehouse abounding in gold. But they  builded better than they knew. They  opened the way for others to follow.  Iu blazing the trail to the Pacific they  passed over great stretches of plains  and mountains, out of which Nebraska,  Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Nevada  have been carved, each a treasure vault  fr������m which countless millions have  been emptied into the busy world's  channels of trade, creating millionaires  and multi-millionaires while the trail  blazers, themselves, were awakening  echoes in camp that added more millions to the wealth of countries and  their people.  All hail to the old miner! He  opened the gates through which the  more fortunate passed to wealth. He  uncomplainingly endured the privations and hardships which are ever the  handmaids of the pioneer. His youth  disappeared in his combats with an  adverse fortune. Middle-age claimed  him before he finished his battle, and  old age has seized him. Physiclly  broken down, but rejoicing, he has  lived to see an empire.in the west, ''all  of which he saw and part of which he  saw and part of which he was." Envy  possesses not the old miner's soul. It  will be a short time only when the  busy, hustling, bustling throng now  around him, grasping for the "almighty  dollar," will also travel the road leading to the unknown hereafter, which  he is prepared to take when the signal  is given to "strike camp."���������Western  Mining World.  20 YEARS TORTURE.  k BbIMIb Lady, Whom Doctors  Failed to Help, Onrsd at ,  Last by Doan's Kidney  Pills,  No one who has not suffered from kidnej  disease can imagine the terrible tortura  those endure who arc the victims of some  disorder of these delicate filters of the  body. Mrs. Richard Rees, a well-known  andhighly respected lady of Belleville, Ont.,  had to bear the burden of kidney compla'nt  for over 20 years and now Doan's Kidney  Pills have cured her when all else failed.  Her husband made the following1 statement of her case: " For 20 years my wife  has been a sufferer from pain in the back,  sleeplessness and nervousness and general  prostration. Nothing seemed to help her.  Doctors and medicines all failed, until we  got a ray of hope when we saw Doan's  Kidney Pills advertised as a positive cure.  "She began to take them and they helped  her right away, and she is now better in  every respect. We can heartily recommend Doan's Kidney Pills to all sufferers,  for theyseem to strike the right spot quickly,  and their action is not only quick but it is  permanent.  " I cannot say more in favor of these  wonderful pills than that they saved my  wife from lingering torture, which she had  endured for 20 years past, and I sincerely  trust that all sufferers will give Doan's  Kidnej' Pills a fair trial."  .&XA-  FULLS  Cure constipation, biliousness  sick headache and dyspepsia.  Every pill guaranteed perfect  and to act without any griping, weakening or sickening  effects.    25c. at all druggists.  Q0QGQ&������un**'***'*O''*n''***n~4) OOOOO  O  O  A QUICK CURE  FOR COUGHS  and COLDS  Operating Kaslo & Slocan Railway  International Navigation & Trad. Co  Schedule of Time Pacilic Standard Time  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  Passenger train for Sandon and way  stations leaves Kaslo at8 a in; Daily, returning, leaves Sandon al 1.15 p in, arriving at  3.53 pm. "  International Navigation it Trading Co.  Operatlngon Kootenay Lake and Hlver.  SS. INTERNATIONAL  Leaves Kaslo for.XelhOn atOam, dally except Sundajj returning, leaves Nelson at 4 30  p m, calling at Bailout*, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  and all way points. Connects wltli Slenmor  Alberta to and from Honnei's Ferry, Idaho-  j'lv^IllSpolnT" '" "" <r������,n Sp������kllne ai  S S. ALBERTA  Leaves Nelson /or Bon ner's Ferry, Tuesdays,  1 linrMlaysand Saturdays at 7 a m, connecting  with Steamer International Irom ICaslo at  Pilot Bay; returning, leaves Bonner's Ferry at  / am, Wednesdays. Fridays and Sundays,  connecting with Steamer Internationa] lor  Kaslo, Lardo and' Argenta. Direct connections made at Bonner's Ferry with the Great  Northern Hallway lor al* points east and west  Lawjo-Duncan Division.���������Steamer International leaves Kaslo for Lardo and Argenta  atb.45 p in, "Wednesdays and Fridays.  Steamer Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and  ArgentaatS p in,Sundays.  Steamers call at principal landings In both  dlroctions.antl at other polnls.when signalled.  Tickets sold to all points in Canada and the  United States.  To ascertain rates  and lull  address  iiiiiuiiuiuMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiuiiiiuiii  Information,  ROBERT HIVING, Manager, Kaslo.  The Canadian Remedy for all  | THROAT ahd LUMQ AFFECTIONS  J " - Lart-jz Eciilcr:, 25 cents.  3     DAVIS & LAWkUNC.E CO., Limited,  ������ Prop's. Perrv fl i--is" Pjln Killer. O  New York Montreal    O  OOOOOG"������~~~-* /"���������-*-. ---���������OOOOOQ  AND SOO LINE.  A FEW mTEKESTINQ  FACTS.  When people are contemplating a trip,  whether on buslnessor pleasure, they naturally want the best service obtainable so lar as  spued, comfort nnd safety is coi.eerned. Employees of tlio Wisconsin Central Linos aro  paid to servo the public, and our trains are  operated so as to mfike close connections Willi  diverging lines at all Junction points.  Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chair Cars on  through trains.  Dining Car service excelled. ZUeals served  a la Carte.  In order to obtain this first-class service,  ask the ticket agent to sell you a ticket over  THE WISCONSIN CENTRAL LINES  and you will make direct connections at St.  Paul for Chicago'"Milwaukee and all points  east.  '  For any lurther Information call on any  tlcketagent, or correspond with  Jas. Pond, or Jas. A. Clock,  Gon. Pas=. Agent,       General Agent,  Milwaukee, Wis. 316 Stark St.,  Portland, Or.  TO CUKE COLD IN ONE DAY.  ^.Take LaxativeBromo Quinine Tablets.  All druggists refund the money if it  fails to cure.   25 cents.  DAILY     DAILY  FAST AND SUPERIOR SERVICE  JUST INAUGURATED.  EAST  WEST  Optional routes East from the Kootenay country.  First-class sleepers on all trains from  Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing.  Tourist cars pass Revelstoke daily,  for St. Paul. Thursdays for Montreal  and Boston. Tuesdays and Saturdays  for Toronto.   SANDON TO   STIFF JOINTS 4 YEAKSv  Mr. Arthur Byrns, Eoek Hill, Ont.,  writes: "I was laid up with stiff joints  for about' four years and could get no  relief until J used three bottles of Hag-  yards Yellow Oil which cured me."  Notice  to   Creditors.  Notice Is hereby given that John Bull, of  Argenta, B. C��������� merchant, has by deed, dated  29th day of August, 1809, assigned all his real  and porsonal property, except as thcroln mentioned to William H. Boll, of Argonta, B. C,  aotel-kocpor; in trust for the purpose of paying and satisfying rateably and proportionately, and without preference or.prlorlty, tho  creditors of said John Bull thelt-Justdebts.  Tho deed was executed by tho said John Bull,  the assignor, and the said William H. Bell,  tho trustee, on the 20th day ol August, ISOO.and  the said trusteo has undertaken the trusts  stated by the said doed. All persons having  claims against the said John Bull must forward full particulars of such claims duly  verified to lhe trusteo at Argenta. B.C., boloro  1st day of November, 1899, alter which day tho  trusteo will proceed to distribute the assets of  said estate among tho persons entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of whieh  ne shall then have had notice. A meeting of  the creditors of said John Bull will be held at  the McLeod hotol In rArgenta, B. C., on the  Sat day of September, 1899, at 10 o'clock In  the forenoon.  Dated at Argonta,   B. C,   this 31st   day of  August, 1S99.  WILLIAM H. BELL,  Trustee, per 0. W. B.  Toronto 94 hours,   Montreal 98 hours,  NewYork 110 hours, Winnipeg 5-1 hours,  Vancouver 24 hours. Victoria 29 hours!  CONNECTIONS.  Daily to points reached via Nakusp.  Daily,   except   Sunday,    to    points  reached via Eosebery and Slocan City.  DAILY TEAIN.y  13.80.   Lv. Sandon   '.-.    Arr.   13.00  Tickets issued through and baggage  checked to destination.1  A. C. MoARTHUR, Agent, Sandon  W. F. Andersou.Trav. Pass. Agt., Nelson  E.J. Coyle, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt., Vancouver  Northern Pacific By.  THE FAST LINE  TO ALL. POINTS.  The Dining Car Route via Yellowstone  Park is safest and best.  Solid Vestibule Trains equipped with  Pullman Palace Cars,  Elegant Dining Cars,  Modern Day Coaches,  Tourist Sleeping Cars.  Through tickets to all pionts In the United  States and Canada.  Steamship tickets to all parts of tho world,  llekets to China and Japan via Tacoma  and Northern Pacilic Steamship Co.  Trains depart from Spokano :  No. 1, West at 3.10 p. m., dally.  No. 2, East at 7.30 p. m., daily.  For   information,   timo  cards,   maps  and  tickets apply to agents of theS. F. A N.  F. D. GIBBS, Gen. Agent, Spokane, Wash.  A. D. CHARLTON, Asst.Gen. Pass. Agent.  2oo Morrison St., Co    3rd,Portland, Ore.  We have always been known for our  printing fame���������that is why we are always so  busy." If you require Job Printing for any  line of business call or write us. We keep  all our customers, but are looking for new  ones, and building up a large business.  The Mining Review has always been a  live advertising medium, and it is increasing '  the circulation. Give your advertising from  a circulation point of view, just as it is done-  in all the large cities, and never miud the  policy of the paper in this matter���������look for  returns from your advertisement.  SPOKANE FULLS I NORTHERN  FORI SHEPPJ'ifi RY.  RED- gOlNTAIN RAW  HUNTER BR������So  Wholesale and retail dealers in Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings,  Hardware, Carpets, Boots and Shoes,  Tinware, Linoleums, Plats and Caps,  Crockery, Window Shades, Clothing.  We carry the beet lines that money can buy.  SANDON, EOSSLAND, GEEENWOOD AND GRAND FOEKS.  A DIAMOND FOR A DOLLAR.  A   Limited   Special   Offer   Which  Will  Last for Ten Days Only.  The undersigned has had over two years'  experience.in tuning and repairing pianos  and organs, and holds soveral good recommendations lor work done. Parties wishing  J" havo,Pianos tuned may leave orders at  Cliao's bookstore,  ; :     T. J. BARRON.  GENUINE   POMONA   DIAMONDS  have a world-wide reputation.   It is almost impossible to distinguish them  from genuine  diamonds costing hundreds of dollars each.   They are worn  by the best people.   We will forward a  Genuine Pomona Diamond mounted in  a heavy ring, pin, or stud to any ad  dress upon receipt of price, ������11.00 each.  Earrings, screws or drops, $2. per pair.  Eing settings are made of One continuous.piece of thick, shelled gold, and  are warranted not to tarnish. , Special  combination offer for ten days only!  Eing and stud sent to any address upon  receipt of $1.50.   Send for catalogue.  In ordering ring  give  linger measurement by using a piece of a string���������also  lull particulars.   Address plainly,  -      The POMONA CO.,  11S1-11S3 Broadway, New York.  The only All-raill route without change  of cars betwen Nelson and   Eoss-  land and Spokane and Eossland.  LEAVE DAILY ATtKIVE  fi.20 n.m Nelson 5.3j p.m.  12.1b o-m Rossiand 11.20 p.m.  S.30 a.m Spokane 3.10 p.m.  The train that leaves Nelson nt G.20 a. m.  makes close connections at Spokano with  rains for all  PACIFIC COAST POINT'S.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with  Stage daily. '  y     C, G.Dixon, G. P. T. A.  G.T. Tackabury, Gen. Agent,. Nelson.  and Slocan Railway.  Tine card.  Trains run, on Pacific Standard Time.  Going West.       Daily.       Going East.  Leave 8.00 n.m.        Kaslo      Arrive 3.55 p.m.  8.32   "       South Folk      "      3.20    "  - , "      9.30   " Spoules  .      "       2.25     "  " 9.15 " Whitewater ��������������� 2.10 ���������'  " 9.155 " Bear Lake " 2.00 "  " 10.12 "���������- McGuigan "��������� 1.15 "  "     10.25   " Hallcy's "       1.31    "  "     10.33   "   Cody Junction   "      1.23    "  ArrlvelO.40   " Sandon       Leave 1.15    "  .   CODVBRANCH.  Leave 11.00 a.m.     Sandon    Arrive 11.40 a.m.  "     11.15    " Cody    , 11.25   "  GEO. F. COPELAND,  Superintendent.  For oheap Railroad and Steamship Tickets,  o and from all points, apply to S. Campbeli.,  Agent, Sandon.  Contractors  and Builders.  Factory opposite the C. P. E. freight shed.  Plans and Estimates  Furnished on all  Classes of Building.  P. O. Box 155.  Sash and Doors, Frames and Mouldings on hand or to order  on short notice.  Dealers in Bough and Dressed Lumber,  Shingles, Lath, Lime and Brick.  CALL AND GET PEICES.  SANDON, B.C.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS  To and* from European points via  Canadian and American lines. Apply  forsailinu; dates, rates and full infor  mation to any C. P. E. agent ������r  A. C, McAETHUR, Sandon.  W. P. P. Curomings, Gen! S. S. Agt.,  Winnipeg.  .-ij  ~ , ** I ' '*     . ^  ���������"���������."n-r���������C"  1,  ...r,���������^, ,���������,,���������_,r������^n-^--������5 "y ;-���������' -V   T*     i  *    W >��������� t       ���������*','���������  *,*" 2 :���������*������������ ���������"   -  c'_"   t*       i  ���������Tr-rps-  i 9 msm  MS THAT _0ATDH PISH,  A WOLF-LIKE BREED USED. BY THE  PEOPLE OF LABRADOR.  Trained lo .lump From Boat mill Secure  tlie Cod I*lsli Flnuled Up by TUcli- .Mailers���������IImcI'iiL Also In .J������iir.iii'J*s Over Ilie  Snow���������TIicli*Ferocity, Intelligence -iixl  Jealousy.  Dogs trained Lo catch fish are among  the features of everyday, We on tbe  barren shores of thaL distant part of  Labrador which belongs to Newfoundland. The valuable cod fisheries  along the 1,100 miles of Labrador'**  coast yield about ono-fifth of Newfoundland's total catch .of cod,' an/1  furnish employment annually to thousands of hardy fLskor folk. They fish  with- lines from '��������� 150 to 200 fathoms  long, two men to a boat, arid each man  using two hand lines. The usual bait  Is cnpclin. When fish are plentiful it  takes a very short time to fill a boat  with cod. A number of the fishermen  have trained their dogs to assist them  In  catching fish.  The, rapidity with which tho fishermen haul up their long" lines when  ithey feel a bite, robs the fish almost entirely of life and breath by  - the timo it reaches tho surface of tho  -boo.'. It comes to the top. as completely  exhausted as a salmon that has been  played by an angler until he. can tail  It with his hands and so avoid the ne-  ressity of gaffing it. It is one thing,  however, to bring a heavy cod to tho  surface of. the water and another to got  It into tho boat. > Gaffs and landing  nets are unknown to these toilers of  lhe sea. If they can lift the fish into  the boat by tho \line-, all is well; but  this is often where they fail. If the  Eish is large and but lightly hooked, as  Is often tho case,   ,  ,  THE 'HOOK BREAKS  ���������.way from Us mouth when the attempt is made ,to haul it from the water. Tho fish, still quite- inanimato  In manner and appearance, floats  >.way. from tho .boat on the surface of  the waves. This is only for a mom-  wit, howeVer.( ,* The fisher's trained  log, often without a signal from his  master, leaps over the gunwale of the  boat, plunges into the sea, swims after  the floating fish and seizes it in his  mouth. Returning consciousness, hastened by the new sensation .-of 'being  taken entirely from the water and  tirmly gripped between the jaws of its  saptor,. often produces lively struggles  ' im tho part of the fish, which add considerably to the difficulty the dog has  is swimming back with his burden to  the boat. The dog 'rarely releases his  hold upon his wriggling captive until  .'. safe within the boat-   ���������  Sometimes ttwse dogs have larger  rame than . codCish '.to struggle with in  the water. ��������� They are trained to  plunge into tho ice-cold water in. the  ipring of the year and to act as retrievers for their masters when seal  ire shot from the shore on the surface of the -sea.   :' ....���������'.  The dogs employed by the fishermen  t������f Newfoundland and Labrador are by  ao means the specimens of canine  magnificence usually known as New-  . loundland dogs. They more nearly re-  lemble. Eskimo dogs than anything  ulse, and are often quite wolfish in  , both loianneir and appearance. It is  iven believed by .many people that the  blood of the wild brutes of. the forest  Hows in their veins. ��������� At a post near  Hamilton Tnlit not long ago tho door  ,t>f a house in which an infant was  sleeping in a' cradle had been left open  tor a short time during the temporary  nbsence of the other members of the  lamlly- When the mother re-entered  the house she found only the bones of  her child. .'��������� The little one had been  completely  DEVOURED  BY  DOGS.  The  Labrador  dogs   are   excessively  guarrelsome, and, wolf-like, always attack  the weaker.      All seem  anxious  to take part in the fray, and scarcely,  s.  season passes  without  the  settlers  losing  two or   three  dogs  during  the  Bummer from wounds received in quarrels among themselves.     Peace is instantly  restored    even   if    twentyi  or  more  are   engaged   in   the  affray,   by  the sound, or oven sight, of the dread-  Bd Eskimo whip used by the Labrador-  lans.     These people have seldom succeeded  in  raising  any  other  domesticated animal on the coast, cuts, cows,  mid  pigs  have  all  been  destroyed   byl  the  dogs.      If  ever  a dog is   brought  up in  the .house, his  doom  is  scaled.  At   the   first   opportunity,   the   othcra  will pounce  upon  him  in  tho  absence  of his master and worry him to death.  This is the invariable fate of any privileged dog on the coast that  is  permitted to enter his master's house and  to. i*eceive the caresses of the different  members of the family.     The prefer-'  Ence excites the deepest jealousy in (ho  breasts of the Labrador dogs, and they  patiently    wait for    an    occasion    to  avenge  themselves.. '-.'  In the winter theso animals will  drag a. commeitique, or sleigh, fifty or  sixty miles a day over the show. They  haul wood from the interior, carry  supplies to the hunters in the forests  far back from ithe rocky and desolate  coasts; merrily draw their masters  from house' to house, and with their  wonderful. noses pick the right path  even , in the most pitiless storm. If  the traveller will .only trust to tho  sagacity of an experienced leader, he  may wrap himself upi in his bear and  ���������sealskin robes, and, regardless of piercing winds and  BLINDING SNOWDBJ.FTS.  these  sagacious and  faithful  animals  will draw him securely! to his own door  or to tho nearest post. The commeti-  que is about thirty inches broad' and  ton or twelve feet long. The runners  are shod with/whalebone, which;: by  friction over the snow, soon become  beautifully polished and looks like  ivory. The oomnietique isSvell floored  wiLh sealskins, ovor which bear or seal  skins are nailed all round, with an  opening for the traveller to introduce  his body. The harness is made of seal  the foremost dog, called the guide, is  placed about thirty feet in advance,  the others are ranged in pairs .behind  (ho guido. Sum ('times three, some-  limes four pairs of dogs are thus attached to ono oommetiquo, besides the  guide.  Thy Eskimo dog of pure breed, with  his Htrongly-built framo, long white  fuiv'pointcd cars and bushy tail, is callable of ; enduring hunger to a far  greater extent than tho mixed breod.  But ihe latter beats him in long journeys,' oven when fed but once a day.  An Eskimo dog will travel for .two  days without food, ono of the mixed  breed must be fed at tho'chose of tho  first day, or he is good for little the  next. In winter their food often consists chief ly of / driod capelin���������tho  small, smelt-like fish used by the cod  fishermen for bait. An expert driver  can hit any part of tho leading dog ho  chooses with the extremity of bis  formidable whip.  Some  WONDERS OF SURGERY.  Things    Thai;   .Modern    Skill    Can  Ho.  A' month' or two ago, a doctor Was  called to attend ahoy whose ear had  been completely bitten off by a, vicious horso.. The.surgeon determined to  try aud replace the ear, as failure to  do so could not result in a worse deformity.  The missing ear was duly found and  handed to; the ; doctor,' who was then  engaged in bathing tho severed part  in warm water. He had neither instruments nor dressings with him,  and as the half-hour's delay to obtain  them would have been fatal to success, he,stitched the ear in its placo  again with a common needle - and  thread. This was /followed: by antiseptic treatment and in six weeks tho  ear completely healed, leaving no scars.  Even had this beon a failure, an ear  made of a waxy composition., and an  exact facsimilo.i of the othoi*i ear, could  have been made and fixed.  In-some cases it has been necessary  to .remove, tho tongue, but by raising  the floor of the mouith and thus> in  some way filling the place of the missing organ, the patient has been enabled  to speak  almost  perfectly.  The fitting of glass eyes is well  known,' and the complete destruction  o������ tho jawbone has no terrors for the  modern surgeon. The crushed bone is  removed and a piece of silver or aluminum, the. exact shape of the looso jaw,  fitted in its place.-. After this has. become firmly fixed,, teeth may be fitted  to it. If a man's throat is defective,  the operation of tracheotomy���������the insertion oft a silver tube in the windpipe  with an orifice opening to the throat,  ���������provides him with a new breathing  apparatus. ���������  Artificial legs.'and arms are now so  perfect that with them a man can  walk, skate aiid even cycle. There is  a story also of a man, who, injuring  his spine in a railway" accident, was  fitted with'a steel casing for his backbone, and so enabled to walk and ride;  FEEDING THE BABY.  Mr.  Jaclison'.s Exiici'lenco Willi tlio Cub or  a I*oIju- ileal*.  The' care of babies is never a sinecure, as many of our readers can testify, and the ordinary difficulties of  the case sometimes assume extraordinary  proportions.  An English lady in India was recently worried about the failing health of  hei* inafnt. The milk was suspected,  and the doctor ordered that the child  be fed asses' milk. The lady spoke to  a native officer of tho district, and receiving a satisfactory reply, drove  with a nian-seirvant to the station  where the ass was to be waiting.  To her amazement, there, tied to a  post, all ready to be milked, stood a  huge she bear. It seems that in the  native dialect, the words ass and bear  are so nearly alike as to be scarcely  distinguishable in the mouth of a  European.  A variation of th* milk problem was  presented to Mr. F. G. Jackson, tho  Arctic explorer, when lie found and  adopted the infant cub of a polar bear.  There scenied no way to feed tho poor  little boast until Mr. Jackson hit upon  the following ingenious method.  Taking a' bit of sponge, he covered  it with chamois leather and fastened  it to a rubber tu'bo which had previously been inserted in a bottle. Fixed to the. cork of this bottle was a  'piece of glass tubing through which  air might be blown to make the milk  run   freely.  The cub took to tho bottle like any  other baby, and sucked away in most  ravenous fashion, with a ' contented  look upon her face, as if the last of her,  troubles were ended.  Floriculture^  RAISING GERANIUMS.  It is a very interesting operation  and may prove quite remunerative,  writes Eleanor M. Lucas. If a new  or odd geranium is produced florists  will pay from five dollars up for the  stock, depending upon (he value of tho  variety as a novelty. The seeds may  be bought, or if ono has somo choice  varieties, experiments in" hybridizing may be carried oh. This is done  by using a tiny soft brush and transferring tho pollen from one blossom  to the pistils of another. To prevent  interference of tho work by insects  bringing pollen fromrother plants, tio  somo small piece of oiled tissue paper  over tho flowers treated, and allow to  remain until tho seed vessels form.  One often- obtains .beautiful results  from these crosses with characteristics  of both parents, or as often again tho  plant is a failure us far as novelty  is concerned. One cross may not bring  any apparent result, but by repeated crossos, keeping somo distinct object  in view���������as size or color of blossom,  form of leaf or foliage���������one may in time  approximate an ideal plant.  Having obtained the seed I take a  shallow box about 6x18 inches and  bore in the bottom G or 8 holes. The  bottom is thon covered with an inch  of broken charcoal. This is " covered  with two inches of coarse manure or  barnyard litter, rather fresh to produce bottom heat. Four inches of good  loam rather sandy, follows. This is  made level and free from stones. On  it the seeds are scattered,, covered  with half an inch of loam and the  whole is watered with very hot water,  as hot as the hand will bear. It is now  covered with a pano of glass, and plac-  od in a sunny situation. I usually sow  my geranium seeds in April, as (hoy  will then be fine plants for winter  blooming. In from four to six days-  the seedlings appear, the soil is kept  moist, always watering with warm  water, but not wet, and thoy are well  covered at night lo avoid tho cold. As  soon as the seedlings appear. I remove  the glass, or they will be weak and  spindling. When the plants have developed four leaves, (hey are transferred to 2-inch pots, filled with good  soil. The best soil for this purpose is  a leaf mold or a sandy loam, nottoo  light, but at the same lime not clinging. Add to it about one-eighth part  of manure that is well decomposed, lo  each bushel of this mixture add a four-  inch pot of bone dust and a five-inch  pot of soot. Mix well together. 1 ut  plenty  of drainage in  the pots.  Place in a shady spot for a few days  until  the plants have   recovered  from  the shock of transplanting,  then give  sun and water in  abundance.  Encourage  a fresh  healthy  growth  by  liber-  I al   shower  baths,   and   at   the   end   ot  : five  or six weeks   the  pots should  be  I full of rootsi   Transfer to 4-inch  pots  ,-with  rich soil.   Give  a dose   of .liquid  manure once a week, and at the onoM  two months'or perhaps six weeks, tho  pots are again filled with roots. Trans-  den  try to grow  it,  yet  not many* of  ment.    When these pots are about tiled   with   roots,   tho     geraniums     will  bloom.   I  nip  off .all   but  one  flower  stalk;   this I allow to  perfect.   If  my  plants show indications of some beauty  or rarity I grow  them for winter  blooming. ���������   ���������  ' '��������� ,  The pots are plunged in the ground,  in a sunny situation, and turned occasionally to prevent the plants from  rooting through into the earth. ,J he  plants are well sprayed and given a  weekly doso of liquid, manure. Iho  strong, rank growing shoots are nipped off, likewise all the buds.-About  the beginning of September they .are  taken up and out of the pots repotted  into larger pots with fresh ^earth,  started into growth and on the approach of cold weather brought mside.  They make a fine display allywinter,  and the following spring cuttings are  rooted and sold, or the plants are entirely , disposed of and , a new lot  sfcn.Ttcd  If the plants after the ono stalk,  has bloomed, do not promise well, 1  transfer them to the garden and let  them bloom. In our climate, if the  geraniums are cut back after the first  frost and tho roots well protected with  straw or leaves, the plants come up  in the spring and bloom all the season. These make a fine display and  aro excellent for seeding purposes.  With patience and perseverance il is  possible to achieve some excellent results, and the keen enjoyment of.success alone will fully repay the trouble. ' -���������.-.-���������  back early in July. No matter how  full of blossoms and buds they may be,  I harden my heart and sacrifice them  all, preferring to do this before Che  plants aro exhausted by flowering. I  cut away the greater part of the  growth, leaving little but the orown  of the plant with a lot of, short, stumpy  stalks radiating from it, like spokes  from the hub of awheel. It looks like  heroic treatment, but thero is' kindness in it, as will bo observed later on.  For weeks tho plants will stand still,  as if debating whethor to livo or die,  and you may think you have almost  killed them. But possess your soul in  patience. Examine the plants closely  and you will find that plump Utile  buds are forming all about at tho  crown of the plants, and you will then  understand that when conditions aro  favorable to growth these buds will  develop into branches, and will recognize tho benefits the plants aro getting from the treatment given.  " As soon as the hot weather seems  to be ovor���������but not before���������apply some  fortilizer, like finely ground bone meal  or some of tho flowor foods that are  in the market, by digging it in round'  the roots of the plants. In a short  time you will find ��������� tlie plants beginning to: make a! strong, luxuriant  growth, nor will it be long before blossom buds will appear. And these, when  (hoy have developed, will give you flowers of largo size and rich coloring;  there will be hundreds of them, and  you will think your plants havo renewed their youth:* And from that  time on until snow falls your bed will  bo full of pansies as fino as any that  opened  in  the spring."  Mr. Rexfordsays (he old plants, thus  treated, have more force and thus blossom more abundantly than young ones  could bo expected:to. do,\ but this forcn,  must be preserved in the plants by  the management indicated above. This  treatment he deduced from a careful  study of, thejpansy and its nature, and  the influenco of climatic conditions  upon it. Tho doing without flowers for  a couple of months ; in midsummer,  when the plants don't" amount to anything anyway, i.s more than atoned for  by the magnificence and profusion of  bloom during the. late autumn.  FERNS.  Ono of the prettiest and cheapest  ways of beautifying the homo is by  the use of ferns. They are. always refreshing, because ,thcy suggest the  shadows and the cool breezes of tho  woods, and one can scarcely havo too  -many of them. Nothing is n moro  graceful house trimming than a.row  of ferins close to tho porch; and if  that place is too sunny, they can be  scattered about ;.tho house in jardinieres or rustic boxes. When .getting  them from the woods, remember to  transplant them quickly, as wilted  ferns seldom revive.  STRANGELY MIXED MARRIAGES.  Itciiiurl.-uhlc ������:ascs  ol'  HI   In   Kiigliuiil  anil  Au-ili-itUii.  Tho two following cases would be difficult, to surpass: One was in England, the other in Australia,. Some  time ago a marriage took place in  Birmingham which brought about a  very complicated state of family relations. The.woman had been married  three times-Ibefore, and each time had  taken for her husband a widower  with children. Her fourth husband was  a; widower, and, as -her had children by  his first), wife, who was herself a.widow  with children when he married her,  the newly; married couple started their  matrimonial. companionship with a  family, composed of the progeny of  eight  previous ..marriages.  ' Another curious: case was that of'Dr.  King, Of Adelaide,, a widower, who  married a Miss Norris. Shortly after  the doctor's honeymoon, tho doctor's  son married a sister of tho doctor's  wife. Then a brother of tho doctor's  wife married^ the doctor's'daughter. In  other words the doctor's son became  his stepmother's brother-in-law, and  the doctor's daughter became her stepmother's sister-in-law. Tho doctor by  the marriage of his son, to the sister  of the doctor's wife became father-in-  law-to his sister-in-law, and the doctor's wife , by the marriage of her  sister to her step-son became step-  mother-in-law to her only sister. By,  the marriage of tho brother of tho  doctor's wife*, to the doctor's daughte'-  the doctor became father-in-law to his  brother-in-law, and .the doctor's wife  became stepmothor-in-law to ; her- own  brother. It is an. unsolved problem as  to what relationship the children of  ��������� ������������������.<__     (.'.n'-.m-i-n   each  JftEALTFL  CARE OF YODR HA..NDS.  There is a great knack in using the  hands gracefully which seems Lo be  but little understood by girls and women generally. Hands blush. Did  you know that? If you arc c conscious  of your hands they will grow red and  angry looking. If you forgot them  they will return to their normal color.  If hands are homely in shape despite  the best ono can do they, should bo  shielded with sleeves that drop ovor  the hand.  Thin hands can bo mado plump by,  rubbing them wth cream. Hands that  are crimson when thoy are hold down  often pas's for exceptionally pretty  hands because'their owner deftly contrives to keep them up so that  the blood shall not settle' In them.  ; Children should not be. allowed to  "crack their knuckles to' entaigo in  a hideousl way.   .  Some hands are naturally pretty and  some are naturally .homely, but many  homely hands can,be greatly improved by judicious care. One's employment has a great deal to do with the  lookof the hands, of course, and the  harder the work is on the hand :tho  more care is required to keep it in  good condition. An abnormally small  hand is not attractive. The' hand  should be in proportion to the rest of  the body. It should havo character,  too, and should be' used expressively,  indeed the hand does much to expi ess  the character. When its'owner is a  nonentity, the hand is merely a machine. When the owner is an individual, the hand,follows suit.  To keep the hands smooth use a fow  drops of this lotion after washing;  * Three ounces of rosowater.  One ounce of; glycerine.  Ten, drops of carbolic acid.  Ten   grains of bicarbonate of soda,  Cost, about 20 cents.  TO REMOVE WRINKLES.  A woman in the West End of London  follows the peculiar calling of wrinkle  removing, and claims, that if sho cannot always remove wrinkles she can in  a great measure prevent them, if her  inslruetions are faithfully carried out.  Much, she doclaies, depends upon the  causes, which have produced tho  wrinkles; those occasioned by care and  suffering are the hardest fo deal with,  and it the producing causes are not  removed, it is almost impossible to obliterate the wrinkles.  Tricks and mannerism of feature,  such as frowning, twisting the mouth,  and so on, are fruitful sources of  j wrinkles, and emotional, people���������those  every ready to cry or laugh���������are mostly subject to.thorn; whilst placid folk  and ,thoso of a x>hlegmatic ��������� nature  seldom show them "till extreme old age  comes. Laughtor 'produces'- oven more  wrinkles than tears, but she does not  on that account advise her patients to  preserve wooden and impassive countenances; her method is quite different,' and relates chiefly to perfectly  natural, but unusal toilet methods.  WORRY STOPS DIGESTION. *  The cat has served to teach mankind  an all-important lesson concerning the  working of tho stomach. The X-rays  directed upon a cat's stomach have demonstrated that any irritation or disagreeable nervous excitement arrestp  the procoss of digestion. Dr. Fritz  Lange, of Munich, who makes a special  study of the stomach, performed a  series of experiments, which resulted  in this interesting discovery. After  the cat had eaten the , X-rays were  turned on, and Dr.'Lange watched tha  animal's stomach. Then ho irritated  the cat by iilacing a. live mouse just  beyond Its reach. Dr. Lange was able  to observe that digestion was absolutely interrupted by the irritation of' the  animal. Briefly stated, the lesson for  men. and women is; Don't let anything  bother or interrupt your dinne.  the   contracting  other.  parties   are   to  ABOUT PANSY  CULTURE.  The   pansy   is   a flower   that   is  bo-  YOUTHFTJL DAGGER WIELD3RS.  The art of self-defense is inculcated early amomg some of the wilder  tribes of thJe Caucasus, nvho instruct  their children, as soon as they can  walk,- in tHiel use of the- dagger. First,  tihe littio owes are taught to stab .water wiUhjout making a splash, and, in  tihiei c'ouiiise ot tiruo, incessant practice  gives 'them am extraordinary command  ovorf the weapon.  loved by everyone. All who have a garden try to grow it, yet not many of  its admirers really understand its habits well enough to enable them to obtain the best results in its culture.  The pansy loves cool weather. It  gives its finest bloom in late spring  and early summer, and again in the  fall, if the plants have been properly  treated. The intense heat of midsummer affects the vitality of the plants;  the flowers wax smaller and loss numerous, and the plants themselves seem  to die down during the hot days. They  seldom actually die ; but live on at "a  poor dying rate" until the cool days  of autumn come, with tho refreshing  autumnal rains, when thoy got a fresh  lease of life, and would give a fine crop  of flowers were they not overtaken by  winter just as they are ready for business'; ,'   ' - .,  E. E. Rexford, a well known writer  on- floral topics, says: .  ,  " I encourage the plants to take a  resting spell-   To do this I put them  -,    THE APPLE'S HARDINESS.  Thousands ot little apple trees, some  already fivo inches high, have been  found'growing on the western shores  of the islands hot Mull and fona, on  the Scottish west coast, just above  high water mark, and the crofters are  transplanting them to their gardens,  The seedlings have grown from the apples cast ashore from the Dominion  line steamer Labrador, wrecked last  fall. The London Daily Chronicle calls  this "a practical detmc-nstration of the  hardimoss aud vitality of apple pips,"  buit' whether the hardiness consists in  resisting \the sea water or in enduring  the climate of Scotland it does hot  say.'   . . ���������  AN  OLD  ADAGE  ENFORCED.     ;  Your remarks are ill-timed, Mr.  Slowpay. said tho boarding house landlady. There is a time for everything  you know.  Yes, I know, roplied Mr. Slowpay, as  ho helped himself to another plate of  hash, and-1 am forcibly reminded that  this is the time  colds: -  I have noticed that persons who suffer most frequently and severely' from  colds usually insist that they exercise  the  greatest care   to   avoid   exposure.  Thus says awrtier in Popular Suienca  Monthly and, continuing, says:  "They have dressed in the warmest  clothing, wrapped the-neck in the  heaviest mufflers, remained in the  closest rooms and avoided every draft,  and yet they continually tako cold. The  street urchin, on the other hand,'with,  only two or three garments and without shoes and who lives out of doors,  suffer*- loss frequently from this af--  feotion."  CHINESE CHILDREN.  One evening there will be about four  miles  of  little. lanterns   sent  floating  down the great river  in honor of the  dead.   Or there will be  the baking of  rice  cakes',   with  many   curious   ceremonials.   And in it all the child takes  his part, and his elders are very kind  to   him,  and never    bother  him  with  cleaning  up or putting  on clothes to  go out.   He strips to the waist or beyond it in summer;  then, as the winter comes-on, puts on another aiid another garment, till he becomes as broad  as he is long.   At night time, perhaps,  he takes off some clothes, ,bat thoy arc  all the same shape, all quite loose and  easy.   Then   he  never  need  be  afraid  of breaking anything, for most things  aro put away, and Chinese things are  not like ours; the shining, black polished  table,  for instance,  can   have  a  hot kettlo stood uooa it and be noin*  the worse.  ft  f  ( .  .I"'  a '���������'���������  ������������������%  M  I"  ������������������*���������:  {'  \ '  X  ft  3  I  7  '0'  1  I  ''0  i  i  ��������� %  5'  K^rt^-Q^L'^iS^Lfr**:  -' ������������������������������������,-���������*���������.-  -\. i.;'-*.*,-������������������������*���������  ���������������������'.,.%*.    -   ,-v,,.j'.   "\~   >' ���������  ' *���������   v'\. .-Stf ,.������������������"������������������*" i*"  ,.*-*������������������������������������    '������, ���������* ���������"���������     -'i" *.-,��������� i'-v-V   "���������-  r  ���������-I.**..''*  J'--.    I- - t- ���������,. j *���������--���������,,;* .-   s .��������������� !i  4  ���������j  Tile master of the Sarah Jano had   an old suit of clothes for them. Hurry  been, missing for two days, and all on  board, with the exception of the boy,  wlioin nobody troubled about, wore full  of joy at thte circumstances. Twice before had the skipper, whose habits  migh>t, perhaps, be best described as  irregular, missed his ship, and word  had gone forth that tho third timo  would bo the last. His berth was a  good one, and tho mate wanted it in  place of his own, which was wanted by  Ted Jones, A. 'Ii.  "Two hours more," said the mate,  anxiously, to the men as thoy stood  leaning against th'e sido, "and I tako  it'ho- ship out."  ��������� "Under two hours'll do it," said Ted,  ipeering over the side and watching tho  water as it slowly rose over tho mud.  "What's got the old man, I wonder?"  "I don't know and I don't care," said  the mate. "You chaps stay by me,  and it'll be good for all of us. Mr.  iPearson said distinctly the last time  'that if the skippor ever missed his ship  .again it would be his last trip in her,  iondhc told me'aforo tho old man that 1  jwasu't to wait two minutes at any  time, but to bring her out right  away."  "He's an . old   fool," said Bill Loch,  upi   There's a lovely  frock 1"  "Blimey," said the man, staring,  "I've only ' got these clothes. Wot  d'yer take me  for?   A dock?"  "Well, get mo somo somewhere,"  said Tommy. "If you don't the cap'n'll  have to come in these, and I'm sure he  won't like it."  ' "1 wonder what ho'd look liko," said  the man with a grin. "Hang me if 1  don't come up aud see."  " Get me some clothes," pleaded Tommy.  ' 'I wouldn't get you clothes, no not  for fifty pun," said'the man, severoly.  Wot d'yer mean wanting ' to spoil  people's pleasure in Lhatl way ? Come  on, come and tell cap'a what you've  got for 'im; I want to 'ear what he  ses. He's been swearing 'ard since ten  o'clock this morning, but he ought to  say  something  special   over   this."  Ho led the way up the'bare wooden  stairs, followed by the. harassed boy,  aud entered a small, dirty room at (he  top, in (he center..of which the master  of tho Sarah Jano sat to deny visitors, in a pair of /socks and last week's  paper.  ' " Here's a young gent coma to bring  youl some clothes cap'n," said the man,  the  other hand ,* "and nobody'll    miss | taking  the sack  frord  tho boy.  'him but the boy, an' he's been looking  ���������pe.g'lar worried all the morning.     He  looked so worried at dinner time that I  ������ive 'im a'kick to cheer him up a bit.  ook at him now."  The mate gavo a supercilious glance  iu tho direction of the boy, and then  ������������������turned away. The boy, who had no  jldea of courting observation, stowed  ���������himself away behind tho windlass, and  taking a letter from his pockot, per-  'uscd it fotr the fourth timo.  "Dear Tommy,"���������it began���������"I tako  my pan in 'and to Inform you that  Ime staying here and cant git away  for the reason that I lorst mi does  at cribage larst night. Lorst my  money, and everything beside. Dont  speek to a living sole about it as tho  ���������ma to wants my birth', but pack up sum  Why didn't, you come before?"  growled the captain who was reading  the  advertisements.  Tha man put his. hand in the sack,  and pulled out  the clothes.  "What do you think of 'em?" he asked, expectantly.  The captain 6trove vainly to tell  him, but his tongue (mercifully forsook  its offico and dried between his lips.  His' brain rang with sentences of  scorching iniquity, but they got no  farther.  " Well, say thank you, if you can't  say nothing else," suggested his tormentor, hopefully, *  "I couldn't bring nothing else," said  Tommy, hurriedly ; " all the ' things  was locked up. I tried to swop 'cm  and nearly got locked up for it.   Put  ^/^fe'fc- f^r"^ i^^nd hu^v  'saying    nuthing.   to      noboddyi     The  boaates clothes will do bocos Lhavent  ?ot enny other soot, dont tell 'im  'ou needn"t trouble about soks as I've  jgot them left. ��������� My bed is so bad I  ;must now oonolude. Your affectionate uncle and oaptin Joe Bross. P. S.  iDont lot the mate see you come, or else  |he wont let you, go."  1 "Two hours moro I" sighed Tommy,  lasheput the letter backinhls pocket.  ["How can I get any clothes when  [they're all locked up? ���������And aunt said  jX was . to look af tor 'im and seo he  .didn't git into no mischief."  j He sat thinking deeply, and then as  ithe craw of the Sarah Jane stepped  as'hoavs to tako advantage of a glass  {offered by the mate, he crept down to  |the cabin again for another desperate  ilook around. The only articles of  clothing visible belonged to Mrs.  Bross, who, up to this trip, had been  Bailing in tho schooner to look after its  master.     At these he gazed hard.  "I'll take 'em an' try an swop 'em  for some men's clothes," said he, suddenly, snatching the garments from the  pegs. "She wouldn't mind; and  hastily rolling them in a parcel together with a pair of carpet slippers  of the old captain's, thrust the lot into  un old biscuit bag. Then he shouldered his burden, and,, going cautious-: h������������������,r. ��������� ^ ���������,-  ,-.---   --.--  ly on deck, gained the shore, and sot I bac* a Pace or two io gaze at his handi-  t>ff at a trot to th'e address furnished;     .?������: .    ,,        ,   _ . ,  hi the letter. ��������� ,. strewth, though I ses it as should-  ' It was a long way, and the bag was n t y������u lo������k a 'feat," ho remarked,  heavy. Hisfirst attempt to barter was oomplaccntly.i '.Now, young 'un take  ���������ularmrug for the pawnbrokers,' who had  The captain moistened, hid lips with  his tongue.  " The mate'll get off directly sho  floats," continued Tommy, " Put 'these  an' and spoil his little game. It's rain-  j ing a little now. Nobody'll see you,  and as soon as ,you git aboard you can  borrow some of the- 'men's clothes.'  " That's the ticket cap'n," said the  man. " Lord lummo, you'll1 'avo everybody fallin'  in lovel  with  you.'  " Hurry up," said Tommy, .dancing  with  impatience.  " Hurry   up."  The skipper, dazed and (wild-eyed,  stood still while his two assistants  hastily dressed him, bickering,, somewhat  about  details  as  they  did  so.  "He ought to be tight-laced, I tell  you," said the man.   i  " He can't be tight-laced without  stays," said Tommy scornfully. "You  ought to know that,"  "Ho, can't he ?" said tho other, discomfited. " You know too much for  a young 'un, Well, put a bit o* line  round 'im, then.'     '���������  " We can't wait fou a line,' said  Tommy, who was standing on tiptoe to  tie the skipper's bonnet on. " Now  tie tho scarf ovor his chin to hide his  beard, and stitch this veil on. " It's a  good job he ain't /got ;a mustache.*  The   other  complied,   and   then   fell  loudly, and frowning significantly at  thet crew, who wero listening.  "Very (good," said the -skipper.  "Ted, come here. Where's your othax  clot hes ?"  "I'm very sorry, sir," said Ted, shifting uneasily from one leg to tho other,  and glancing at the mate for support,  "but they ain't fit for the likes of you  to wear, sir."   '  "I'm the best judge of that," said  the skipper, sharply. "Fetch 'em  up."  "Well, to tell the truth, sir," said  Ted. "I'm like tho male, I'm oaly a  poor sailorman, but 1 wouldn't lend  my clothes to the queen of England."  "You fetch them clothes," roared  (he skipper, snatching off his bonnet  and flinging it on the deck. "Fetch'  'cm'up at once. D'ye think I'm going  about- in theso petticoats?"  "They're my clotheB," muttered Tod,  dogged! y.  "Very well, then, I'll have Bill's,"  said, tho skippor, "But, mind you, my  lad, I'll make .you pay for this afore  I've done witlh you. Bill's the only  honest man aboard tins ship. Giin,'mo  your hand, Bill, old (man."  ; "I'm with .them two," said Bill,  gruffly, as he turned away.  The skipper, biting his lips with fury,  turned from one to the other.and then  withl a big oath walked forward. Before he could reaoh the foc'sle Bill and  Ted dived down before him, and by  the time he had descended, sat on their  chests sido by side confronting him.  To threats and appeals alike thoy  turned a deaf ear, and tho frantic skippor was compelled at last to go on  deck again, still encumbered with the  hated skirts.  "Why, don't you go an' lay down,"  said, the mate, "an' I'll send you down  a nice cup o' hot tea. You'll get his-  taricks1. if you go on like that."  "I'll knock your 'eadoff if you talk  to me," said the skipper.  "Not you," said tho mate, cheerfully,  "you ain't big enough. Look at that  pore fellow over there."  The skipper looked in tho direction  indicated, and swelling with impotent  rape, shook his fist fiercely at a red-  faced man with' gray whiskers who was  wafting innumerable tender kisses  from the bridge of a passing steamer.   :  (To Be Continued.)  CANADA'S SOLDIEE POLICE  THEIR DUTIES AND  RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE NORTH-WEST.  .  Number of Ofllcers aud -lien In the Force  ���������Their Jtnle or I"ny���������Lead (he Life of a  ItcKiiIur soldier In H.irrnclis���������Sonic In-  cldenlH of Their 1.11c on I lie 1'lalus,  and Showing Their lloolncsk In Face of  Great Hanger.  and(if you see anybody looking at you,  call him ' mar.'.' -       :  .  The two set off after the man,' who  ������������������  ��������� ������������������.,.., was, a bom realist, had tried ito snatch  troubled,   he    walked   hastily ?. kjss.^rom the skipper on the thres-  until    in a small   by-street Ihlis  h������Id-   -Fortunately   for  the  success  of  just been oautioned by the police, was  |n such a severe and -uncomfortable  ^tate of morals that the boy hastily  ���������natched up his bundle again and left  lorely  Uwng  f' lance  fell upon a baker of mild and .tke,ivenlurn.atyWas..pelting; with rain,  enevolent aspect standing behind the- <}nd-   though   a few  people  gazed  cur-  ������������������ounter of his shop. . 'ously at the couple aa they went has-  "������f you' please, sir,", said Tommy, t'ty al������ug, they were unmolested,; and  Witering and depositing his bag on the gamed the wharf in safety, arriving  tounter, "have you any cast-off clothes  Just in time to "see the schooner shov-  fou   don't  want?"  I Tho  baker turned  to a    shelf,  and,  ^electing a stale loaf, cut it in. halves,  "I don't want bread," said Tommy,  Jesperately; "but mother has just died,  j.nd father wants mourning for the'fu-  I  "   i ing. off from the side.  I - Afe the sight the skipperjheld up his  skirts and ran.  i " Ahoy 1" he shouted. "Wait a minute." . . "- .., '.. ,y .,  r . ��������� ���������-         'I'he mate gave .one look fof blank as-  "lerai. He's only got a now suit with tonishment at the extraordinary figure'  im, anclif he can't change these things al?-d then turned away, but) at that mo-  * mother's for an old suit, he'1'1 sell nient the stern came withiry jumping  is best ones to bury her with." j distance of the wharf,  and' uncle and  He shook the articles out on the nephew, moved with one impulse, leap-  sounter, arid thle baker's wife, who had <*&' for it and gained the deck in  just come into the shop, inspected them   safety. ; . .  rather favorably.   ...-.'.: !     "Why didn't you wait when I hailed  "Poor boy.soyou lost your mother!" you ? ' demanded (he skipper fierce-  she said, turning the clothes over. "It's   b'-  1 tgood skirt, Bill."' ��������� | .' "IB?w was I to know it was you?"  'Yes, ma'am, said Tommy, dolefully.! inquired the mate, surlily, as he real-  ������������������*-'-     --      -���������   - ' ized his defeat.    ."I thought it was the  empress of Rooshia."  The skipper stared at him dumbly.  "An'   if   you,take my  advice,"  said  tho  mate,  with  a sneer,  "you'll  keep  them- things on.   X never see you look  as 'well  fn anything afore."  "I want to borrow some o' your  clothes, Bob," said the skipper, eyeing  him steadily.  "Where's your own?" asked tho  othietr.  "I don't know," said the skipper,  "I was took with a fit last night, Bob,  "What did she die of?" inquired the  baker.  "Scarlet fever," said Tommy, tearfully, mentioning thte only: disease he  knew.  "Scar��������� Take them things away!",  yelled the baker, pushing the clothes  on the floor and following his wife to  the other end ofthe shop. "Tako "e'm  away,  directly,  you  young  villain 1"  His voice .was so loud, his manner so  imperative, that the startled boy, without    stopping    to    argue,    stuffed the  clothes ..'.-pell-moll into  tho  bag  again.  0__, ,  and    departed.   A  farewell   glance  at J and when I woke up this morning (hey  the clock made him look almost as horrified as the baker.  "There's no time to be lost," ho muttered, as he began to run."Either the  old man"ll hiave to come in these or  else stay where he is."  He.reached tho house breathless, and  paused before an unshaven man in time-  worn greasy cloUhe-s, who was smoking |  a short clay pipe with much enjoyment  ,in front of the door.  i   "If Captain Bross here ?" he panted.  |   "He's upi-s'tairs," said the man, with i  ;a leer, "sitting in sackcloth! and ashes ���������  ���������more ashes than  sackcloth.      Havo  |you got some clothes for him?"  were gone. Somebody must have took  advantage of my helpless state and  taken 'cm."  .'"Very likely," said the mate, turning away to shout an order, to tho  cjie/w,, who wero busy setting sail.  "Where     are  they,     old man?"  inquired  the skipper. '.-.-  "How should I  know?"    asked  the  mate, becoming interested in the men  again.  "I mean your clothes," said the skipper, who waa fast losing temper.  "Oh f mine?" said tho mate. "Well,  aS a matter c>;' fact, I don't like lending my clothes,   t"m rather pertickler.  '    -t^.1, d,.���������, i>      -j   rr,     ���������      o . You emiight'havo a fit in them."  I     Look Utere," saul Tommy. He  was      ,,���������    ,        ,._ ,     . ���������  .down on his knees with the mouth of'       Yo��������� won t lend 'em to mc ?'  the bag *pen again, quite in the style   tnc s^'PP^v  ���������  asked  I   ���������  of   the   Turactica 1   hawker.   "Give me      "I won't," said  the tnate, speaking   ed rtikat two braves who had committed  Next to guarding against the smuggling of whisky, tne watching of tho  border line for horse and cattle thieves  was probably tihe most'severe of the  police  duties.     A magnificent  system  of patrol    extends    along  the    whole  southern side of the British territories  from  Winnipeg  to   t'he  Rockies,  closo  to  the forty-ninth parallel, which divides the  two countries.      Tne patrol  usually consists of two policemen, ono  riding    a horse  and   the   other  in    a  buckboard.        llude shelters,    perhaps  sod-huts,   are  erected  along   the  trail  at forty-mile intervals.     Tho two men  start west from, say, Post A, and at  the    same  time   two men start  from  Post B.     They travel forty miles per  day   until  they   meet    and,,   exchange  notes.      Then  they   make a detour to  the  south,    touching    the    American  line, and back thus to, their respective  posts.     Each patrol carries a book containing    a printed!T"set  of .questions.  This book is    shown to    each    settler  along the patrol route.   If he has any  complaint to make, he notes it therein; if not, he signs the  book.    Should  the policemen observe any fresh trail  from  over^ the    border crossing  their  route,    they  follow  it  up    and  overhaul   the   travelers.      If all  does, not  seem square and above-board; they arrest them'  and    take  them in to .the  nearest post. y, ,  Thus the hundreds of miles of open  prairie are patrolled almost daily liko  the streets of a great city. Many  cases of cattle and horse stealing have  been -detected by these means, the  stolen animals recovered, and the robbers punished. At one timo thieves  used to run off 'horses from the Port  McLeod region, work them northward  i'.O'J miles, above Edmonton, oast along  the Saskatchewan, and trade them off  for cattle, w'bich they drove back and  sold to the very] owners of the horses.  The police have stopped all that. Murderers and desperadoes often drift  across the line frimi Montana. Theso  are always caught, and returned to  (he United States officers. The killing of cattle by Indians has been just  about, stamped out.  In 189G, the United States authorities  returned to Canada same hundreds of  Croc Indians w*ho had taken refuge  there at the time of tho Bid rebellion.  Theso Indians were afraid to coino  back; they Were inclined to, be ugly.  Parties of United States cavalry escorted th'om .. to the border!' There,  much to the astonishment of the United States officers, the turbulent Indians were taken charge of by three  mounted policemen, and handled as  easily as a lot of school children. II  is the even justice with which the Indian has been handled on tho Canadian  sido that makes this possible, or that  makes it possible for one or two policemen to go into a largo camp and  bring away a prisoner.  The Blackfcot tfLbo is the most warlike within the Canadian borders.  Years ago they had a mighty chief  named Crowfoot. Whites and Indians all concur in fh-3 opinion that he  was the greatest Indian,' in all respects, that o^^-r -lived. , He was a noble old savage and proud as Lucifer; so  wnen a sergeant of police and two constables came to ,1ms" tribe and demand  some crime be delivered u'p to tOrom,  he objected haughtily;, but finally consented on condition t'hiat he might go  and eee the trial. When the case was  finished and even-handed justice had  been meted out, Crowfoot said: "This  is a place where tho forked tonguo is  made straight. Wnen my people do  wrong, they shall come here." And  since that time it has always been so.  Tho armament of the fQree consists  of a carbine, usually a 45���������75 Winchester, and a 44 Enfield revolver. The  men. , carry neltlier sword nor spear.  The force is supposed to be,'as occasion  demands, either cavalry, field artillery, or infantry., Thio artillery armament consists of six scven-pbunder  guns, four nine-pounder, two mortars,  and.two Maxim matihiue guns.  Each constable h'ds^.a. horse allotted  to lliian. The horses aro all purchased  in the Northwest 'Territories at, an  average price of 3(50 per-ihead. A record is kept of each horse's mileage;  and tiey are all carefully looked aft or  by veterinary surgeons and sergeants.  At, the end of .the year an exhaustive  report upon tho. condition.,"-of the  horses is . roturned; , also upon -tho  quality of the hay and .grain supplied  by contract for their use. - Each horse  is branded, -arid hlas his, regimental  number stamped upon the wall of; his  hoof. Enbloo they are known as  "the herd." '���������'"':/. :.r."\r, "    "' , y  Many a cold, bitter ride, a ride close  unto    death.-���������yes,!'..even, through .the  grkn portals sometimes���������the riders of  these: horses have.      Winter or  sum-  mttr,  sunshine  or  arctic cold,  far    or  near,  the duty must������be'dene.     Like  the fear of the "black death" in   the  Eastt  is  Una   dread of  the. scourge of  t'he    Northern'     plains��������� the    blizzard.  Against tSxe insane strength of a blizzard the power  of a human being  is  like a feather going over the Niagara  cataract., A constable may   start out  as Corporal Crane did, ten years ago,  on (his way to Pen d'Oreille to look up  same  strayed horses.      The  sun  was  shining brightly, the air was calm and  still. , Afler a while  the sky became  gray,    and little, ofine, slhlarr>-outting  chips of snow   began to flyy and the  wind began  to rise.      Soon it was y a  full-defined snow-storm,' with1 .the''wind  driving.     T'he snow piled up until it  grew Hard to travel,  o The.trail  had  variis/h&dj and the plain was  a white,  heaving sea.     The marrow in the' corporal's bones was thiiokening up, arid  his,blood was sluggish, and cold. Then,  his eyes I       The. bits of frozen steel  were driving the sight out, the white  fall of snow was bleaching the retina.  He  Blipped from  th'e  saddle,  for he  was (growing  sleepy   sitting ^here  in  the cold.     Walking, might    keep, the  life in until tho horse led him somewhere��������� h/e;,was blind now!     Holding  to    thb    stirrup,    he  trudged    along.  Suddenly he   stumbled, (, the    stirrup  leather slipped from his stiffened fingers.    .-Reused for an instant  by  the  fall, ihe groped .blindly about the frozen snow lor the horse..   His hands encountered nothing' but the wind-driven bits of steel.   . He traveled in a little circle, once, twice.     His comrades  saw t'he tracks three days'Inter.".'At  t'he end erf the second circle they found  his body.     The horse had come back .to  barracks dripping wot.  I    The spirit of caonaraderio is, strong  I aimong these riders of the plains.   .In  the force or out, "acting" or "ex,"  it  is all the same; he is or was "on eof  us."      During  th'e   Biol  rebellion   the  police were always in the front.     It  was at th'e taking of Batocho that Jack  French, a big, generous, hard-fighting  Irishman, an inspector of police, gave  one... instance    of   this    comrade-love.  There had been a hot scrim-mage, and  th'e' troops were forced to retire.      A  wounded policeman was left lying on  the field. '   Jack French, ;&fiw him, and  standing up, shouted in a brogue with  the  music of an organ  in   It, "What  are you doing there, Cook?"  "I'm wounded," came back a faint  call. ���������'���������'  "It's imeself '11 carry' ye in, then!"  and down he marohed, whistling gayr  ly to himself, as the bullets came  spishing by him,; thrmving up. little  clouds of dust hero and there all about  as ho marched along.. Two bullets cut  their way -through  the    skirt  of  his  WOMAFS SCB'JffiiP  Wai Tronblcd Willi i'ul|iICr,tlou ������r Ihs  ���������Ccai-r, extreme IVeakm-M unci *?er\ou^  H.-udaelie-,.  In Mie little    hamlet    of Montrose,  Wetland County, resides    a lady who  gives    mu''-h    praise     to  the  curative  power    of(   Dr.   Williams'   L'ink  Pills.  The  subjece of this testimony is   Mis.  Bii/*hard llanna,  an e.s.iimable  lady who  has resided iu that looaliiy fw    many  years.     A reporter seeking an  interview    with    Mrs.   ILuina  found    lisr  willing -.ogive full  de'ails, which aro  given iu her own  words.      Kive yeais  ago I was taken ill.   I attributed tho  trouble    at     U,K:   time   to    an   injury  sustained by a full.-Time wont on and  I did not gut   better.      Tii'i*  symptoms  oif-my complaint   were   p.ilpiuiion   uf  t'h'e heart, extreme weakness, .'t mach  troubles and terrible  Headaches.  1 was  very nervous, hud no appetite and  ex-'*"'  perionced much wakefulness at   night.  Finally 1 was compelled to take to my  bed,    being too weax io   sit    up any.  longer.   In thus condition 1 was treated at differcm   times by three  doctors,  and  took a great quantity  of medicine  but realized no benefit. Not one of my  neighbors thought I would    g^t    wellj  In.'.th'P meantime I thought myself that'  death  would soon end  my  sufferings.  One day Mrs. Smith, of Port Itobinson  came to see me and persuaded my husband  to procure  for me some  of    Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills,  and he purchased six boxes.      After taking the     six  boxes I had improved  very much and  was able to bj up, though yot too weak  to walk.   I sent for another six/ boxes  arid  as a   result    consider     my   cure  complete.     I    can relish   food  better,  sleep soundly, and stand more fatigue  than     I     could      for years previous.  Although I   have passed the meridian  of life i feel as healthy as when I was  in my twenties.     With great pleasure  and    a    grateful    heart   I givo      thia,  testimony.  The public is cautioned against numerous pink colored imitations of, these  famous pills. The genuine are sold  only in boxes, tho wrapper around  which bears the words "Dr. \ViMams'  Pink Pills for Pale people." If your  dealer does not have them they will be  sent postpaid at 59 cents a box, or six  boxes for $2.50, by addressing the Dr.  Williams' Medicine Co- Brockville,  Ont.  10TJSE OF ROMANOFF.  .Vcir  Cziirowltz  the  la it  or a  Knee Thai  Seems Itiioiiicd lo *t!clniielinly Ending*. -  The death of the Grand Duka.  Georgo Alexandrovltch1 has all but extinguished the Romanoffs'of tho mora  immediate male lino. The heir to tha  throne is now the Grand Duke Michael'  Alexandrovitch, the Czar's only ' surviving brother, who was horn at St.  Petersburg on December 4, 1878. Ho  was educated for the army, and is Col>-  onel of tho Ono Hundred and Twenty-  ninth Regiment of Infantry.  The fatos of tho house of    Romanoff  have been none of the happiest. Thoy  came to tho throne of Moscow in 1018,  during    the    troubles    of the  Polish  usurpation by Detmotrius the Impostor.  On, the fall  of  Demetrius,  whose  remains   were   firod   over the Kremlin  battlements from a cannon pointed toward Poland, Michael  Romanoff,  son  of  Feofor,   the   Metropolitan of  Mos-  sow, was eleotod Czar, by an assembly  of the estates.     Ho was succeeded by  his son Alexis,  the correspondent   of  Charles I. of England and supporter  of Charles H.  Alexis's ohief claim  to  remembrance,    however,   is   the    fact  that  he was the father of Peter  tha  Great, the man.who made Russia.      A  stormy succession followed until    the  advent of that Catherine, who has beon  most unspeakably, yet most truthfully,  'y���������E1^'__..''^'ili^'f?.5eJttin8', tllem���������prf^y I described    by    Byron    as  "Catherine  whom the world adores as greatest of  all Empresses," etc  Peter and Catherine livod miserably,  and at   length   the Empress had   her  husband assassinated, and tho German  woman stood at  tho head of the em-  Two years later Ivan VI., who  close now," muttered Jack, but 'he was  only  a few feet  away from  Cook.  May it: be remembered to the credit  of , the half-breed rebels that when  they realized what noble Jack French's  mission was t'hey ceased fire. And  when he swung his wounded comrade  up on his broad shoulders and started  back with him, a cheer ran through  the whole line of rebel redoubts until  the prairie grass trembled with the  vibration of the beaten wind. Ho  brought Cook safely back to camp,  and then went back again to the  fighting that he loved so ���������well. ��������� His  reward was not ,t'fte V. C, for within  hall an hour he was stretched out  dead, probably by ono of the very men  who had .cheered, him. Cook still  lives; he is in government employ in  the Northwest.  In the annals of the police there are  heroic stories of this sort enough to  fill    a mighty  volume,     perhaps even  stronger tales than I have told here   W. A. Fraser, in McCTure's Magazine.  UNDERSTANDS A FINE ART.  A woman who has acquired a reputation for cleverness attained it simply  by knowing how to hold her tongue.  Whenever she was not thoroughly informed upon a subject, arid did nol  feel able to talk intelligently upon it  she simply held her tongue, looked wise  and said nothing. Other people did the  talking, and she listened with flattering attention. On matters which she  knew thoroughly, she talked well,  quietly and easily, hence her reputation.  PECULIAR LAWN MOWER.  A   gentleman    living in a suburban  town brought a lawn mower homo one  evening, and t'he next intoning was  out early testing it. His little four-  year-old daughter hearing the noise  ran to' the window to investigate, and,  after gazing at it in astonislhrnent for  a moment, exclaimed: Ola', mamma,  papa]s tuttin' ze gwass wiz your tar-  pet sweeper ���������,  pire.  had become  an  idiot  in  confinement,  was strangled by his guards. Catherine  died'in 179(1, ha*, ing, despite her erimts,  proved the only able auecesjor of I'eter  the Great.     She was s,i.; -edod by her  sou Paul, who was assassinated in'lgOl.  He was succeeded by the amiable and  well-intcinioued    Alexander     I.,    for  whom eiicuuisliiiices were  too strong,  and who seems almost first among the  Romanoffs, ,. to    discover   lhe,   milder'  idealism which has wuii for l lie ���������.resent  Czar'the.name of "Nicholas' ihe Peacemaker.'      "Alexander was succeeded by  Paul's  third sen,    Nicholas;  Consi.an-  tine, the second son, having married a  Roman Catholic    and renounced     Lis  claim.      Nicholas fell  by  tlie  hand  of  "General    Fevrier."     Since  (hen    wo  have    seen, two    Alexanders,   both   of  whom  died untimely,  one   by. the  assassin's bomb, the- othsr by disease. As  yet   the  throne   lacks an  heir  in   tho  direct   line,  and   ihe  recent  death   of  ���������the  Czarerwittz   places   the   succc'ssiim  one' remove    further from  the    main  stem.      Should    an  heir-.be  born   to  Nicholas he will 'be able  to (race liis  descent on the1 mother's sido back  to  Mary Queen oif Sfcots.   . The Czarilza,  it is ourious to note., belongs, in strict  parallelism  to the  generation  preceding  that otf the Czar,  so swiftly  hu's  Romanoff to' Romanoff succeeded upon  the stage of history.  A DAINTY HANDKERCHIEF. .  Queen Margharite of limy owns a  iace handkerchief valued ;it ������30,000. It  took three expert lacomakers five years  to mako it and is so light that it can  scarcely be felt when laid.uptm the  hand.  tea?  m  n f  THE MINING REVIEW���������SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1899.  i&m  KSJSs!  MOUNTAIN  ECHOES.  Dr. Milloy is building a residence in  Rossiand.  Slocan City is making a large exhibit  of ore at the Spokane fair.  The new school and the new Presbyterian buildings are now covered in.  Geo. Smith was elected president of  the Miners' Union on Saturday night  last.  Main Bro.-?. are goinc* to build a substantial warehouse just south of the  old "0. K." premises.  Tommy Milne lias put the finishing .tenches on the addition to tlie  1'aY'l': residence. Mr. Hand will occupy it.  Mr. Hunter, teacher of Cody school    ii 1        ���������  th. ir four-months old child, which died   Cf^^Xgreeable^eXr   ?*&{?  1 ...  -1-..1,.,   ;,,l,oK*t.i���������(a  nl' .Whitn-  yesterday  R. Marpole and   ��������� ...   ���������.���������-_-.,  Vancouver, and H. E. Be'nsley,;,cf Nel  ui   Liiu   uic'ip.^^'-"-"   ���������-.   - o     .   *  numb������r ol* the  inhabitants ,ol   \Vrute-  H   J.  Cambio, of  water "and   its suburbs  were present.  The program, which took up  an hour  nd rt   li. jtsensiey, 'Ci i>ei-   xnu jiugiw,., -        - .    ���������  ,  son wore -n Ran on lookine over the. and,three-quarters, was muclrenjoyed  son' ' ���������   '" '  Especially the singing cl.Mrs.Puts and  Miss Variance, with Miss Hammond as  accompanist,-'and'" the  recitations- ol  C.P. K. i'ltereMs..  Bums and Morrison,  the  champion  drillers of Rossiand, wero beaten on  Labor d'iy by MeNioliolls and Tallant  in,85A to 3-1'} inches in hard granite.  J. Tt. .Robertson, Xelson: Geo. Alexander Kaslo; W. H. Sandiford, Now  Denver, and E ilammelmeyer. Silver-  ton, attended the mine owners meeting.  Church goers and other citizens very  much appreciated the kindness  of Mr.  , Harris in turning on the lights Sunday  evening while the congregations were  coming out.  As yet there are no street lights  though several of the aldermen are  promising them. We suppose when  some serious accident happens they  will be put on.  It is said that Ralph Smith is to  visit the Slocan to settle the labor  ���������problem. If lie thinks he can settle it  by repeating his Rossiand speech,, he  ���������will find himself much mistaken.  The erratic Lowry is writing the  ; histories of Slocan editors. It is said  he will wind up with that of the one  who fell off the dock at Vancouver  while overloaded with "boozerine."  Laxa-Liver Pills , cure biliousness,  sick headache, constipation, dyspep-  8ia,8our stomach, water brash, sallow  complexion, etc. They do not gripe,  ���������weaken or sicken. Small and easy to  take.  Mike McQuinlan and Constable  Sheads exchanged a half-dozen revolver  shots at one another at Grand Forks,  the other day, without hitting in either  case. As a result McQuinlan is in jail  awaiting a trial,  There is after all to be no lumber  combine in the Kootenay. The big  Kelson mill would only go in on condition that the hew, company should.buy  the property for cash, which they are  umvilling to do.  If you notice your child grinding the  teeth during sleep, picking the nose,  eating ravenously bin not seeming to  gain flesh, you may be sure worms are  present and should not delay giving  Dr. Low's Pleasant Worm Syrup, pric  25 c.  Grand Forks1, and Greenwood are  both going to have large smelters.  John Archibald, a, carpenter, fell  from a scaffold 40 feet high at trail, and  was killed.  D. McLean is going to make a general report on the Windermere district  for Eastern capitalists.  Ralph Smith, of Nanairno, says if  the mine owners of the Slocan do not  operate their mines thegovernmen can  do it for them. If the government will  only take hold of all the prospects of  the country and work them as well  they would be welcome to the entire  job.  Whitewater Concert.  r. _CL  4"*  SOME HINTS.  ������  ������������������  The concert and social held on Tucs-  Rev. J. A. CJeland, all of Sandon." .Th3  aeolian selections were also much- appreciated. Refreshments and collection followed the program. The collection amounted to ������80.00, arid has been  devoted to, the organ fund., An order  has been,sent -to 'Montreal: for a portable organ,,, for use in the work at  Whitewater and its mines..-  PERSONAL   MENTION.  Mr, Beaaley, ofthe C.P.R. was in  town on Monday.  Mr. Main has returned from his long  visit to the Coast.  Mr. G. W. Grimmett is to preach in  New Denver tomorrow.  Mrs. W.J. Holmes, of Victoria, passed  through here lor Ka3lo.  Dave King and J, K. Clark came up  from New Denver the first of the week  on business.  Mrs. Egan is shortly to take a trip to  Pennsylvania where her daughter is  now visiting.  Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Grimniett and  little Jack went down to New Denver  on Saturday last, remaining over Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Wright and family left on Saturday last for the Coast,  where they will remain for a short  time.  Mrs. Pitts, Miss Vallance, Miss  Hammond and Rev. J. A. Cleland went  to Whitewater, Tuesday, to take part  in a concert there.  Mrs. (Aid.) Crawford and Bliss Raw-  lings left on Wednesday for Rossiand  to hear Godfrey's band, and make a  short visit with friends as well.  Mr. P.J. Hickey will be "himself  again." He arrived from Spokane on  Wednesday, bringing Mrs. Hickey and  l'amily,to remain 111 the city for a time.  Miss Funk, who spent part  of last  -.- n I year here,   came   in   yesterday   from  icc I Seattle.   She was accompanied  by her  sister and cr.wdmtjther, Mrs. Murphy  1 *���������,���������������   cl������ ���������py������>->������������!   KiSSS iS.W wS? *'l"���������"e  ad   a very   eujuvnuiw   nine,   win relieve the poor liitle suflorer linmcdiat-  -WH8 comfortably Tilled,  the  iy." Depend upon.it."'���������"---   ""������ ���������"- '"*  of education, in making a tour ql the  province, dropped m on Sandon on  Wednesday. While here the new  school building was inspected, and  plans arranged for the future working  ofthe school.  Those' who attended the Miners'  dance" in Virginia hall,, on   Tuesday  evening ^<* ������ vel\Y fW^f llme'  The h'Ul wns comt&rtably nil . . .  wv*ic. of the best and the dancers in  crjod spirits, so nothing more was. required, to mako it a success.  Tho kelson Tribune had a meeting  of the Slocan Mine Owners' Association r.o Friday week, and, 61 course, it  ���������DlPased itself on the report of the resolution at which the . body arrived.  When journals can manufacture mcct-  in"������ there is no trouble in manufacturing conolucions at which they arrive.  <  Our rf-adcrs will observe in an advertising column on this page a notice  of the annual meeting of the Liberal-  Conservative association at New Westminster. This will be a very important  meotin", as at it some arrangements  niav be made for the next provincial  and" Federal elections, which are most  sure to come off within the next six  months.  There are about eight men working  at the Sovereign,   including Williams  - and Crowse, who have a lengthy contract. The contractors and some ol  the men, we are informed, are nonunion, and the work has been somewhat impeded by efforts of the Miners'  Union to have the men leave their  work and come down.    As _we have  ��������� said before, this is very unfair on the  part of the union, and must do considerable to bring it into discredit. When  men enter into, a contract to do a certain piece of work for a certain sum ol  mo.iv,  honor and law expect them to  ! do it,' and any efforts, of outsiders to  have such contracts broken up are efforts to disrupt law and honor, which  the union must neither abet nor en-  course, if they, want to re am the ro-  BDCCt Of the general public. II tne>  can persuade men when out of work to  join their forces, no one can say they  are in any "respect transgressing the  Jaw, but they certainly are dome it  when they ask men to break off work  JLey , ��������� v   undertaken   under contract,.  *  *  -&  *  How often mothers are perplexed and driven nearly to  despair by their little ones losing appetite and refusing all  manner of food"when'fchildren will take  ������OO  I ������Of?  4.  i.  Jt*  -at nearly, any time.    A cup .of" Bovril- between or at meals.;  is .the most perfect of nourishment to give the children for,;  ���������=!?*.������  .4������>  &. *���������*  J$0pdp0p������p<$p3pCp������pd^  'JfeK^^Ei  "*.*���������:  ^������Ehes*- gJ������f5jnaK0Bat ������sbe**������  by 13. ELS. after- two  electoiFS faiBed������  Ask any doctor and he will tell you  that, next to cancer, scrofula is one  of the hardest diseases to cure.  Yet'Burdock Blood Bitters applied  externally to the parts affected and  taken internally cured Rev. Wm.  Stout, of Kirkton, Ont., permanently,  after many prominent physicians  failed ; Cured'Mrsv'W. Sennet, of  Crewson's Corners, Ont., permanently, when everyone thought she  would die. Now Mr. H. H. Forest,  Windsor Mills, P.Q., states his case  as follows :  " Afterhavinguised Burdock Blood Bitters for scrofula in the blood, I feel it my;  duty to make known the results. - I was  treated by two skilled physicians, but they  failed to cure me; I.had running' sores  on my hands and legs which I could pet  nothing-to heal until I tried B.B.B. This  remedy healed them completely and permanently, leaving' the skin and flesh sound  and whole."  EMULSION  The D. & L.   EMULSION  It the best and most palatable preparation of  Cod Liver Oil, agreeingtwlth the most delicate  stomachs; ; y  )       The D..'& L.' EMULSION  )Is prescribed by tbe  leading phjsiclana of  Canada.  The D.& L. EMULSION  Is a marvellous flesh producer and will give  you an appetite.   50c. & $1 per Bottle..  Desureyougot I DAVIS & L'MVRENCE ,  tbe genuine    | CO., Limited, Moalrcal  '      FOlt"DVKU Fll'TV YEAHS.  Mrs.;AVlnslo\v's Soothing  Syrup   lias been  used by millions of mo thorn for their children  while teething.   If disturbed  at  night  mid  broken ol'-yonr.rest by a sick-ohild, sutlering .  and crying with pnln of cutting  teeth.   Send  at once and got a boUle ol "Mrs. Winsloiv's I  Sootliing  Syrup"-for  children  teething. ..It |  "'"tie suflorerlinmedhit- '  . uepeiiu upuu iu, mother.*, there is no  mistake about it. It cures diurrhceii, regulates  the stomach and bowels, euies Wind Colic,  soltensthegums and reduces Inflammation,  and gives tone and energy to the system.  "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for children  teething is,pleasant to the taste tmc*,ls the  prescription ol one of the oldest and best,  female physicians andnurses In the United  States. Price twenty-live cents a Uotlle.  Sold by nil druggists throughout tho world.  Besureand ask lor"Mrs. VVlnsIow'sSoothing  Syrup."  FOR KENT.  HOTEL RECO.i-65 rooms, well f'uniishiul, stc.1111 licitcil,-  clcctiic li;;Ius, hot and coiil u-:iit:r.  1IOTEL GOOnr.NOUGII.��������� ^ rooiiH, tost furiiisliiid li'otul-  in tlie Kootenays, steam heated, electric,liylits, will remodel to.  suit tenant. '."' ��������� , ''..  COODENOUf.lI STORK.���������34 x 70.: with cellar same size,  steam lieated, electric lights. . .    ,.   ���������  SANDON STKAM I.'AUSDRV.��������� lit lirst-class niniiinj;  order. Mas I'elton wheel for power, andean he run at nioder.  ate expense.    Rent che,t|.. .      '  .STORES AND OFI'ICIiS.��������� In the Hank b'ilildillK.Water.  nn heat nnd electric lights. ,  OSli STORU.-I11 tho Virginia blocl:, larfe ptttc' Khss  front, inclndinp; water and sieain heat.  OI-TICES.���������In Virginia lilocl;. ^t' per nionthi incllidillj;  .'.iter, steam lieat and electric li^-li  ONE STAIII-1L ��������� I-'i  Liberal-GonservatiYe Meeting.  he i at the Assembly hall, New, Westminster,  on the:5th day of October next, commencing  " All'lilbural-CoiifiorvativeB wlllbe jyolcoinc;  the right to vote is con lined to delegates  chosen by the Liberal-Conservative AiKoola-  tions r Uistrictme������tings regularly convened  im- this purpose. One delegate for every  twenty members of such Association or I) s-  triet meeting. Proxies can only be used by  membersofthe Union. Advantage may bo  Uilcon1 of tho railway rates to��������� a������cl rroin the  Exhibition which Is being held at the same  d.TWilson,    ;  ������E0-H*C0SrIr've?;ry  , president. becreury.  Certificate of Improvments.  cs, ami  ���������Swumd  2 small  Sa.7  2 tiorscs, b story.   Chen p.  THE QUUKN-LoPGINC, llOU.st.-3 small sto  living rt'omii on si'cuiul >tory;    Cli'.'ip.  '���������SltVliN    FIUST-CLASS    LIVING   KOOM.S-  ���������iiory, opposite Cliftun ln>ii>c, elt-ctriclights. '  TWO STORY r.l'ILIUN'G.-.N'cxt doorto abovt  stores aiit'l Hvinif rooms ou M-cmit H;������������r.  FIKST-CLA.SS    I'LUMlilNG ' SHOP.-hicliKlir  stock of tu*..ls ami fittings, ain I jjocd-will of tlie Watcrvvorks Cu.  and liuiiiu-v-s.  riKVM'UOOl- CELLAR;���������Opposite Kootenay,hotel.  1-IUST-CLASS TWO STORY ILVRN.-30 v ft).    ''  CiNli COTTAGI-..���������4  ruonis,  next door .west of comiqttc,  Ji-Mx-rtiiM..Mi.  Kcvrr.r   ���������.thcr   ci>tt.it;0';   and .Inildiiif^   ;*::f:iLImt! ami un-  fumi-jhed, to rciit, or sell, or will ImiM to suit tenants.  Apply K? J.. M. HARRIS, Virginia block, Sandon, 11. C.  nLTA LObQE, 'NO. U. D.  THE HOTEL  FrfTfi'l  Nakusp.  Renovated in all nppointmeiita.  A goo<l table always.  Choicest liquors and cigars in the bar.  Mrs. Snowman, Proprietress.  Established in 1892.  H. PTERS & CO.  Jobbers and'Retailers in  OO  IWiAluM  'T' Rails nnd Track Iron,  Crow's Nest Coal,  Bar and Shoot Iron,  Jessop & Canton Slool for Hand and  Machine Drills,  Powder, Cup/,, Vase,  Iron Pipe and Fittings,  Oils, Waste, Etc.,  Mine or Mill Supplies of all kinds.  Agents Truax Automatic Ore Cars.  Head Oflice���������Nelson B. C.  Stores at  Nolson,I3.C.   Knslo.B.C.   Sandon,B.C.  'T LET  your Watch  or Clock run  longer than  tS months without cleaning and re-  oiling. It is only doing injury and  wearing them out. G. W. Grimmett,  Jeweller and Optician guaiantees his  work strictly first class and to give  satisfaction.  iaM.fswn.<>t.".������at,'t.rt,M.<n,'t.fn.".f.L<'t.'*h������������<.ia*,n.'*i'".'li.  A beautiful stock of AVatches;  Jewellery and Optical Goods always  "on hand.  ���������-^ss^  a. W. Grimmett, Jeweller and Optician.  01  10  A   111 W I LIIIIV W> M. . w    w   jtiijiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifMiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiniMiifnuiinniiiniiifMiuninuiMTitiEuniiiuiiniiniiiiiiiiiMM  Table Novelties too numerous tc mention  Salted and Preserved Fish of all kinds.  Jellies, Jams and Fruits, all very dainty and  appetizing.  Fine tender Hams and Breakfast Bacon. ���������  Canned and Potted Meats for quick meals.  Fancy Crackers, Biscuits in bulk and in  fancy cartoons.  Come and see us, or send us in your orders by mail,.as wo are noted for prompt  attention and careful consideration'in forwarding goods.  le  SANDON.  ie  KASLO.  AINS WORTH.  suflering from DRAINS, LOSSES, WEAK BACK,��������� IM-  POTENCY, VARICOCELE, etc., I say to you, as man  to man, as physician to patient, DRUGS NEVER CURE.  Why not use, nature's own remedy���������  ELECTRICITY?  A. V. AND A. M -������fc*liaae**")������<v**'-^wi-*- ,  KcRuiarCommuni- With my ELECTRIC BELT and SUPPORTING SUS-  M^JBtThi.1?^  PENSORY, T cured   5,000  last  year.    Book_"THREE  CLASSES  OF  siUp.e'lmh "virtune " -1 '  **���������--������������������ '   nr.,Tvr,n live, near bv.  brotlircn  conlially  Invited. .  W.H. J ALLY. "  Sec'y.  NOTICE.  Noktiiehn Bei.i.e Mineral Claim, situate In  the Slocan  Mining  Division  ol"  WcHt  Kool.unUy   district.     Where  loenteil:���������  20 miles west ol Kootenay lake, IU ini,es  east of Slocan lake, uboutt miles south  of Seaton creek, and i mile north ofthe  1113 Lee M. C.  Take notice that I,  J. M. 11. Fuirbulrn, of  Greenwood, li. C, aotltig as agent lor Kdwaril  Mnrpliy, Free Miner's Certilicute, No. 211251 u,  and Hugh Dolincy; Free Miner's CerfiHcale  iS'o. L'a'217 a, inieuu, slxt} days from tho date  hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder lor a  CerMUeatc ol Improvements, ior the purpose  ol obtaining  a  Crown Grunt  on the above  claim.  And fnrthcr take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced bolorc the  issuance ol uuch certificate of improvements.  Dated this 27th day or July, 18UU  J, M. R. Falrbairn.  I. O.'O.'P.  Sliver City Lodge, No. 39, meets every Friday ovening.at 7.30 o'cloclc.ln Crawlord's hall,  GJSO. WA1TE, N. G.  ALBERT DAVID, V. G.  ' A. C. MCARTHUR, Sec.  ���������*  All eo|onrnlng brothers cordially Invited  to attend. ,  CURED OF-ECZEMA.    .  I was troubled for several years with  eczema nnd tried several doctors but to  no purpose. Then I was advised to use  Burdock Blood Bitters, and did so with  the i greatest success, as six bottles entirely cured me. Win. G. Uglow, Port  Hope, Ont.  MEN," explaining all, sent sealed free upon request.    Or, if you live near by,  drop in and .consult me free of charge.   '  (There is but one genuine Electric. Belt, and that is the Sanden. Don't be deceived by cheap, worthless .imitations. 1 have had 30 years' experience and  control patents cqvciing every part of my belt.)  DR. R, SANDEN, 156 St James Street, Montreal, fine.  WEST ON RECO AVENUE. IS NOW ItE-OPENED/  ���������  !y'.      ���������     ���������������������������:���������.:���������������������������.'������������������'���������     .....������������������.'���������      ..���������'.''  Every class of work laundried to the satisfaction of customers���������all by hand  Goods called for and delivered.  Up-town office, Gale's barber shop.        McKENZIEfe NYE, Proprietors.  Jo!) Printing..Sffaaaff m Printing  I  it  $  Ml  ������������������Ir  I  i  ���������h*  ��������� r.������ 'j ���������  i  \  ���������m  ��������� l:


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