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 w   ��� ���-*,  ,,'*),v--7  -fA^fUAj. AL*J-  A  ' ���____  .'A'v'-'i  ' IS').'  ��YOL.J, NO. 52.  MOYIE, B, 0., APML 8,1899.  $2 A YEAR  VA:   ���  ';��  _,  ' f; J^ANjXDEAL TGWJWT1 For Business^and  Pleasure: as a Besi4eatiaJ Locality  Unequalled.  Situated on Moyie Lake. Excellent j'Fisli-  .' jug, Routing, Bathing  und  Shooting.,. .  -f-f -��-  BACKED BY PAY - BOLLS  ugene,  Mines all within an hour's walk.   Good water  * , i  supply.    Exceptional drainageifacilities. Has'  the best prospects. . "  S^The Busiest and Most Talked of Town'in M>  \��?0k       ���      *    EAST KOOTENAY. ���'���    "     m  yfymy    :  ' ,        ��� , .  '   ��  .-ymy ', ���o��� ... a  G.  CAMPBELL, Moyie City,  B. C.  RYAN'S SLJ.I1 IS HELD  Felix   Paste   Charged  With Murder.  MESSICO WAS AN ACCOMPLICE  I'fisto, f] BTp^slco    and     Sransfiold  Taken to Nelson Today fop  Incarceration.  Were  imAfZ'^tL'^'^Z: &&^��L&~  :&.���*;'"'�� . A.  ��� ft ���-'-���*'��� The  only  house   in   East Kootenay   ^  .^COSMOPOLITAN  ^'HOTEL/' '"''  "*;  Afc  heated throughout with holair.  First class- in every respect. Special  rates to boarders.' Good sample1 room  for,commercial men.  ' '   V- **  European plan.    Open day and night.  SMiYIiX.l&IMVSGllji.VK. Vrovs.  OKANBK-OOK, - -   B. C,  ~:>_..?7 _C_.j_->7 _^__v._--t._jr.i_^_rOr_-^_rfr _rfz,_-Jz_r^_rf__;r<>z_^-_ jrC_^>r__-CV._^- ._���>_ ._-.*___.  L<n-  ^^,^'^���,''^������^''^'^^<--r^���^^<!!_���>!y^v*,���'<^��� >r'->*r'>^,-._*'  'Felix Pastp, Mike Messico ^nd  "Kid" Mansfield were taken' through  Moyie this morning on the west bound  train on their way to Nelson in charge  ol Chief Bullock-Webster and Constable Barnes.  ��� The Cranbrook Herald of last  Thursday says i' Magistrates Laidlaw  and Hetchison convened court at 2  o'clock this afternoon and submitted  their decision. They held that there  was suffici.nt evidence to hold Felix  Paste on the charge of murdering  Edward Rycm on the night of the  27th of March, but that the evidence  adduced was not enough to hold  Mike Messico on the same, charge,  'aud hie release was ordered. Chief  Bullock-W.ebster immediately rearrested Messico on the charge of  beiug an accessory after the fact, on  the grounds that he had conspired to  aid Paste in'his escape. He had a  second hearing on the new charge this  afternoon and was held. Both men  will be taken to Nelson to await the  .assizes which meet on May 31.  William Mansfield, the young man  for whom the bullet was intended,  was arraigned Monday morning and  given a , three month's sentence for  vagrancy. He'will betaken to Nelson  for confinement.   .    ,  HARBWAEE,  GROCERIES,  PRODUCE.  MAMMOTH  RETAIL   EMPORIUM,  ^zA>z.j^^7^AA^ 3te-sk^s^frj^5YZs��/&jfa-s&Z  5 ' ��� ��   CLOTHING,  M  ALL Kiyns  Of  4  .-J  ��� DONE ���  TIN ROOFING A SPECIALTY.  &*.^  Gents' Furnishings,  BOOTS and SHOES.  *<rAFr7<r "v-*"* iyr^r-z^^-^r j^rz^-z^���i^s- 'f-'^~2^  '��� PROPRIETORS   OF-  STRICTl-Y FIRST CLASS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.  Ocmr"-. ;"Viotc>jc*����i SSH;-o��t-ti.c3L A_Co3rle ���A.-sro.,  moyxiel. *tDxwxr5?r  LOCAL   NEWS.  'Daily Service A. ter ...ay lOtli.  [t is reported on good-authority 'that  a regular daily passenger train service will be inaugurated over the  Crow's Nest road from Macleod to  Kootenay Landing on and after ihe  10th of Maw  fo  fo  fo  V. DJ.SAUr.NIEK vt CO., Props.  c '  Tlie Housejls ���K.-uippcd in First Class Style  Tlirougliout. Large and Commodious Dining  Koom. Best Brand- of,'Wines I-iiiuors ,aud  Cig..-- cim bcjliad at the Bar.  as  Headquarters for Commencia! and Mining Men.  fo  fo  Metal Quotatfou..  New York, April ,'-i.���Bar silver  59} cents. Lead, $4.35. The  firm that fixes the selling price for  miners and smelters quotes lead at  !"U.L5 at the close.  QUEEN   AVEXIJK, ���  ��� .    ��� MOYIE  CITY, 7?. C.  ^��_->_-.>i_r-><g.>��__.>_g.>^:.__?.>^.>����'-^_'.>i>'. jr.^.^.  The time has arrived when all filth  and rubbish on the streets and around  the hotels and dwellings should be  gathered up aud either burned or  carted away. If proper .precautions  are taken mueh sickness can be  averted.-    '        '  S. A. SCOTT, Prop.  This hotel"is"no\v open to';tbe public, and is  well -.urn-.  ishcd_t,hroughout.raNouebut (.he best   brands of   wines,  liquors and cigars kept iu stock.     '��� '.; ������    .        .        . '   .  'FIRST CLASS ACCOMMOJ)   TIOXS.  MOYIE- CIY, B. : C  ^^���""-���"eass^^^  ��� .w  <_>  \i?  ���"/  \i>  m W*  | :���<?;  CAMPBELL,   A.  T.CLAllK. |  | This Hotel is New and well Furnished. [The |  |, ' s Tables are Supplied With the Best the I  % l Market affords. The Bar is Pilled with |  t       the Best (Brands of Liquors and Cigars;��  ��-. '.������'������  '.;���o���-  _\  i  HEADQUARTERS  FOR COMMERCIAL  AND MINING MEN.  ��� . ���     ,   ��� ��� ���_._'���   jtiUTIStt COJU/MHJA.  m srovn. OITV ��� ��� ���        ������        ���  n at  JLoudon I'apcr Talks of JU. C.  The   mining   sections   of    British  Columbia, and especiall}' those of  the  Kootenai's, are  commanding   the  attention  of   English   investors,   as  is  shown from thc followiug taken   from  tbe London Daily Mail of March 16th :  There are   signs   that the   minii-g  season in British   Columbia   is  about  to open.     All prospecting    has   been  stopped during the winter, and  many  of the   mines   shut   down.    With so  many mines opening  out  well,   there  must be a large  increase  in  the  output of ore, with  a   corresponding addition to the number of dividend paying properties.    With tlie  opening of  the Crow's Nest Pass, and of Vhe  new  connections   which   are   being  made  across   the   border    with    American  roads, like the Great Northern,  cheap  freight rates are assured.  In   tbese   irnjjortant   respects    the  Kootenay is one of the best silver and  gold fields.,   It has richer ore than the  Rand, transportation at a   mere   fraction of Rand rates, no dynamite monopoly, and   no  Boer misgovernment.  It pays, the': lowest prices for machinery  and supplies, and   has the  best  kind of white labor at moderate wages.  These advandage  will   all come  into  operation now that the mines are beginning to ship ore o.i   a  large scale.  The Kootenay today is  in  about  the  same stage  of   development  that  the  .Rand mine, wore oil  the  eve. of  the  boom of  1SUS.   it   may  progress  ao  rapidly au tho Rand did then, and  before the  end   of1 thjj)   coming  season  may   be   quite-   a   number   of  Chas. Farrell was in Fort Steele on  business this week. '<���.',  R. W. Gordon, returned to Moyie  from Bull  River  last Thursday.  ���'0. Desaulnier was up from Yahk  station Monday evening to attend the  dance at the Central hotel.  Messrs Campbell -fe Clark made a  shipment- of' thirty-five barrels of  bottles tq Nelson this week.  L. S. i McPherson, representing the  grocery firm of M. Df-Brisay & Co.,  Nel-on, was in Moyie this1 week.  - The weather for the past week has  been warm and spring like, and the  streets about town are rapidly drying  up.'  T.'Desaulnier of the Central hotel,  left Thussd&sr morning for Gem, Idaho,  to spend a^couj.ie of weeks with his  brother.  Mrs. McKay 'departed from Moyie  last Tuesday morning to join her husband at Greenwood City, in the  Boundary creek country.  Mrs. Jennings, the sister of James  and Wm. Mills, was in town several  days this week and was the guest of  Mr. and Mrs. Murphy of the Kauffman  house.  J. C. Crome, manager of the western branches of the Toronto Type  Foundry Co., passed through Moyie  on Wednesday evening's train. He  was on his return from a visit to "the  coast.  J. E. Musgrave, of the Cosmopolitan hotel, Cranbrook, recently received a  letter   from  his partner, E.  0  H. Small, who is now in Portland,  Oregon. Mr. Small is much improved in health and will return to  Cranbrook in about 10 days.  The shipping of ore from .the St.  Eugene mine has been suspended for  the present on account of the bad condition oi the road to the mine. As  soon as tlie road is sufficiently bare  ore will be hauled on wagons until  such time as the trrmwav is built  and  in running'order.  From all appearances it .is not  likely that the ice on Moyie lake will  go out as early this year as it did last  year. It is still quite firm, and .much  thicker than of previous years. Last  year the ice began to break up on the  l7.h of April, and the lake was open to  navigation by the 22nd.  there  Kootenay  menta.  shares  ranking  us   i.i.ve..-  Monday. JEvemiig-'s Dance.  The farewell' dance given at the  Central hotel last Monday evening in  honor of Mrs. McKay , was well at-  teneed and was highly enjoyed by all.  S. W. Murphy aud Peter Oleson furnished the music, and Ben Murphy  presided over the floor. The people  of Moyie were well represented, and  the following persons from Moyelle  were present: Mr. and Mrs, L. M.  Mansfield, Mrs. A. P. Bremner  and. Miss. OardufF.  Tlio C. P. R. and Moyie.  Nelsoii  Tribune:     Inquiries   made  o t '      ''  at   the   Canadian   Pacific , ofi*.ces   in  Nelson as  to ' th��   facilities accorded  our merchants who   m,adc  shipments  to Moyie elicited   the following information :    Merchandise is received  at  both  the freight and  express  offices  of the company for  Moyie,  but  only  on one condition, that is  the charges  are paid and  the shipment made at  owner's   risk.   " Moyie   has   a  dozen'  business houses, a couple of hundred  inabitants, has 'two  mines  that  ship  ore, and is situate on the  Crow's Nest  Pass branch of the  Canadian  Pacific,  and is the  only  town  on   that  road  for   a'distance  of   seventy  miles  at  which   freight   is t received ' or   from  which ..freight "is   shipped.   Yet   the  Canadian   Pacific   Railway company  has   absolutely   refused   to   give the  town or merchants making shipments  to it any facilities for  doing business.  The company is now  using all influence���and  its   influence   is stronger  than the Laurier 'government���to deprive the people of a large section of  this province  of competitive  railway  facilities.    If   successful,   what   need  the'people of that section of the prov-  expect.  Queen's liirthdny Celebration.    >  Steps should soon be taken  towards  the perfecting of arrangements for the  celebration of the  Queen's  Birthday.  It is none too   soon   for   the  various  committees to be appointed, the  most  suitable place for holding the  celecra-  tion selected and'funds raised fcr  the  prizes for the  different competitions.  Invitations should   also  be  extended  to the people of the neighboring towns  that they may embrace   the   oportun-  ity of having an outing on Moyie lake  and a general good time with the people of the town.  Moyie's celebrations in the past  have always been most successful  affairs, and the one to be given ou the  24th of next month should surpass all  previous efforts.  .GENERAL MEWS  NOTES.  The Nelson Tribune is   now ;'issued  as a morning paper.  The-'JefTries-Fitzsimnions fight  will  come off at Coney Island, May 26.  A large number of counterfeit half  dollars are in circulation in Edmun-  ton*.  Hon. Hewitt Eos took is said to be  one of the few members of parliament-  who does not accept the, customary  pass from the C. P. R.    ,  North Dakota has passed a new  marriage Caw r'eq_iirJEg all, matrimonial applicants to pass a medical  examination ' before permission is  granted them to wed. ,  Manager Whyte, of the   western di-'  vision of the C. P. R.,   gives   out  the  information   that  Medicine  Hat  will  eventually bocome   tbe  headquarters  for the Crow's Nest roid.  While at Trail Mr. Whyte, general  manager of the C. P. &., instructed  Superintendent Gutelius to proceed at  the earliest possible moment ��� to lay  the,standard  guage rails  to Rossland.  Tho Isabella and Gortrudo.  Chas. Diamond and a force of men  left Moyie Wednesday morning for  the Isabella and Gertrude group, situated our miles west, of Cranbrook, to  do development work.. Work to the  extent of a 10 foot shaft has already  been done on the property, and  the ledge is said to be about V six  feet in width at that depth. The ore  runs about 18 per cent copper, and  also carries gold and silver values in  small quantities. S. A. Scott and  Chas. Diamond are the owners, and it  is their , intention to systematically  deveiiop the property during the coming summer.  George Bid well, who with several  confederates gained fame by defraud- '  ing the Bank of England of $5,000,000  through forged securities some years  ago, died at Butte, Montana, recently  ot pneumonia.  New Denver Ledge :   Real  estate is  not entirely dead ,in Slocan City.   Re- '  cently the lot and building  known   as  the Albion iiotel   was  sold  for $625, '  while the   lot   next   to   the Victoria  hotel was sold for $450.'  '  A local branch of the International  Typographical Union has been ofgan-  izeu in Nelson with the following officers: J. W. Melntyre, president: H.  B. Hubbard, vice-president; F.-. G.  Menary, recording secretary; W, J.  McMorris, ��� financial, corresponding  secretary and treasurer; and J. O.  Fletcher, sergeant-at-arms.  Will Build in iUoylo.  A. StGv.nson purchased a lot in the  Lako Shore addition this Week and  will at once commence the erection of  a handsome and substantial residence.  Clioss Contest Tomorrow.  An interesting chess contest will  take place in Moyie' tomorrow afternoon when J. M. Ferres, of the Montreal Chess Club, will play a simultaneous  game   with  all   corners.   As  Without further development,  says  the Fort Steele Prospector,  the  North,'  Star.mine could ship 3,000 cars of  ore  during the'coming  season.    This  oro  would have a valuation of ."60 per ton,  or a gross valuation of $2,700,000. The  large compartment shaft  is down  215  feet.   Drifting commenced at 200 feet,  aud the western drift has  been run 20   ���  feet   through   a   heavy     mineralized j'  quartz.   It is expected   that the main  lead will be reached inside of 30  feet.  the number of   players   cuts   no ice  with Professoi Ferres, all persons hav-f there are some of us who find courage  "The life of   a   labor  editor,"   says  James1   R.   Sovereign   in   the   Idaho  State Tribune, "has much shadow' and  little sunshine, much sorrow and  little joy. If he favors the radicals,  the conservatives will'condemn him,  and if he stands with the conservatives, the radicals will condemn him.  He is , continually pounded on, the  back to make him go faster and hit in  the face to make him go slower.    Still  ing chess boards are  invited  to en tar  the contest.  SUBSCRIBE   FOR THE  LEADER.  in adversity and when knocked down  and disfigured by the element we  serve, buckle on the armor again and  go into tlie fight' for humanity as if  nothing had happened."  ���(P  :ii!  ���BBtf  IJl^^'B^^lfi^PSpi^^^SQS^  mimmAA- li.' ���*  II..V  Capita  ren  Otfa  0��1   CO.-  the sei  year $ ',  more 1  respon  year,  con sol'  057.00  for rhi '  .81 iu  total  period  uuo fo*  ami  fi,  The 01  mouth  352,0.  iod of  was e: -  , solid-r  '  ���> again':  The   i  those'  forme;  & ��1,451  0 shows  mouth  two-ct*  been i  the se1  The  accoui  prove i  ad van  $5, Go:  seven  was'.   '  Engla'  $4;.8,(_  Lot;  letter  openii  lias b  rospor  '    ol-ice,  YMlte  proini ���  il hilly  bat lr-  ' cleurl.  large  Lot  to the  and s:  sum r  Tin  lieu m"  ���i cap  il. P.  cites  Westi  sharci  have  whicl  ient t  ' no.*:io  from '  Wa  no-joi  <;o mn:  Amer  meetiv  Kubjecj  bonur  thero  the  bonne  and   '  ens-set  dusk"  the   <  joint  of de  taken  i ve.  ro wl ,  reach  J  Ne  Ushe  shot !  and 1  home  was 1  as si(  rhe p  flash ��� ."  fully  wa.s ;  to tli  Thi'.  head  hind  and  itvrei- '  jjisto  Vi  ste.u  from  Feel  the  brew  in b'  ou V.  ca te<  are <  Tl  of (  chur  BfeSRfW  "THAT'S OVER!"  Ancl so tha.'�� over, dear, nil rinht.  And you liave "saved tin* Munition,"  At ivliat ii trilling _o_t���u -li^ht  Flii tauon!'  You don't 111;..' IsoinR called a flirt.  " WJiei e   was  tlie  harm ?   is o heart- -were  LrolvCU.  Well���Tnino has just a little hurt  For token.  But there���I know Tour- tender heror���  You could not Jielp a smile of pre.nng.  It was not ilint caused me to start  Repeating  Those stale old words.   J wns your friend.  It i-ad(.s,i:cd you lo find another  Treading: that well worn path���to end  Vour l'lolhc:.  i  'Flattered nnd fooled,,I had my Fay,  And jou, your son ow overriding,  Sliow.d me the deep abyss that lay  Uividinj;.  You might have .stopped it ail���but, no!  Asslikc, J In-owned awliilu in clover:  Now 1'ih tuinecl out again���and so  That's over.  ,   ���Pall Mall Gazette.  SPIRIT 0E AMENOF.  At 3:tst wo decided to winter in Kgypt.  On account of my wife's health, wo  always passed tlie cold months of the  year in it more gonial climate than our  own Tho Riviera, Koine, Xnples,  Palermo, Seville, Algiers���all liad been  tried, still Mary emit in tied lo !>e a great  ' ��� sufferer from e.lironic rheumatism. So  wi; resolved ro try whiir Kgypt would do  for her. And then for ine wJiar, a para-  disc it, would prove, anriiinary as I am!  I would leave Mary with her mother and  her sister at* Cairo or Helouan and make  u voyage up tho Nile..  "For goodness' sake," 13ede, don't collect  any more rubbish," said my wife* one  morning after wo'liad arrived at Cairo.  "Not, only your museum, but every room  in the houso is fusty with 'tho ugly curiosities that arc about."  "Talking   erhausts  one.      And.   thou,  ��� then it is to" no purpose."'���  '"To no purpose!"  "My sweet Mary, all yonr talking .will  not, prevent me from adding to my collec  rion of treasures. I liave promised myself  a very good time hero in the land of rhe  Pharaohs and will not, think of returning  to England without a nice mummy or  two."  "Heavens!" she erclaimed. "Vou don't  mean to say that it will he so l>. as  that? Mummies! Vou disagreeable hum!  Vou unkind husband! I wish 1 had not  married you. Vou have no'more love in  you than an old fossil or a mummied  crocodile. It is too cruel���too cruel!','  Mary began to,sob. ."Ijnustgo and tell  mamma and Blanche."  I smiled to myself when left alone and  worked out my voyage up the great waterway of Kgypt. Though tho attractions at  Cairo were many, my desire to make the  'Mile trip was too strong upon me, and  without delay I made preparations'for my  departure. I took a dahabeali, and an acquaintance I had made at Cairo joined me  in it. He, like me, was fond of the antique and an indefatigable collector. It  was somewhat late on a January 'day  that we bade "au revoir" to Cairo. Mary  HlTectcd to be very huffy, nevertheless sho  ' promised to go up to Luxor aD little later  on by one of Cook's steamers. It was a  splendid day, but there was not a, breath  of wind stirring, so that my cheerful  Arab boatmen took to their oars.  We constantly quitted our boat, and,  each mounted on a donkey, proceeded to  view everything of interest, to tho thinker  who loves to contrast, ihe splendor of art.  in thc past with the barbarism of it in  tho present. Temples, obelisks, colonnades, grottoes, caves, vase quart ies, ini-  niensc subterranean .balls and chambers,  pyramids���none of them was,of such deep  interest to me as the mummy pits. At  Manfalont above Maabde among the  mountains, tlie crocodile mummy pits  were the iirst that we attempted to explore. With lighted torches and preceded  by our Arab guides, wo descended and  iifter much dilliculty managed to creep  through an opening at tlie bottom Here  wc were met and almost driven back by a  multitude of large bats. Thoy extinguished our lights nnd fastened on tho  face and every part of the body, drawing  blood wherever the flesh was bare. We  had a hard battle with them, tearing them  off and trampling them underfoot. Alter  a bit, however, we relighted our torches  and, creeping on our hands and knees, followed the windings of the low, narrow  passage whicli led to thc chambers.  The heat was intense, and we were tortured with thirnt. Wo inquired about the  bardak and found that the guides'had  already drunk its contents of water.  Another trouble soon beset us���the disgusting eflluvia which issued from tho interior. >* A sickness and faintness stole  o-,er me. St ill i had sufficient, strength  to continue in tho track of tlio guides  until we reached the iirst chamber, which  was lofty and more airy. My friend Webster advised me not to proceed, but in a  few minutes 1 .seemed to recover myself  and felt that, I could go forward with prudence.  At last we were in the mysterious cave.  All around us, ] laced close together, wero  the inunimie.i <,-[ the crocodiles. We selected two of these mummies and then retreat ed.  Hut I was not yet sat isfied. The mummy  of an Egyptian god was not suilieient for  me. I was determined to have one of a  innftal. This I succeeded in obtaining at  Aboosambal, not without much dilliculty.  Foi- a longtime i could not prevail upon  tlie native chiefs ro give mo their permission to explore the two temples. At, last,  however, I gained them over by a present  of money.  It was from the larger of the temples  that the mummy of Amenof was removed It occupied a, sunken sarcophagus, above whicli upon the wall were delineated two sculptured stories, si paratcd  by a long perpendicular band. The Iirst  story related to the life of the royal inmate; the second to t be f-'-e of tho soul  alter its departure from the body.  Upon reporting what 1 liad done to my  wife 1 met with a cold reception.  "The horrible things! I will not travel  with them Something dreadful would  happen���an accident, in sl earner or train."  "No. 3-011 cannot expect it, Bode." interposed my mother-in-law. "It would be  too much.     I share poor Marv's fears tliat  I *  something dreadful would happen wore  we 10 travel in company with those mummies 11 is uncanny to drag them about  the world with you."  "Well, 1 must, say. Bede, that you yourself alter   having   spent   tour  months   in  rhe mummy pits are hardly   fit,  to   travel  with   us,"    obsei-sed     my     sister-in-law  You are noi a bit like your former  self.  ^You don't take an   interest   in   anything  jatiorm!, you sit ,for   houis   at a   stretch  beside those disgusting things in a sort of  dream, and your appearance   hns   under  gone a st a riling change. Vou wero a  \ery good looking man befor3 you went  up the Nile. Now the skin of your face is  shriveled and seared and orange brown in  color. Vour eyes are sunken, and their  pupils are contracted, your mouth is  drawn away from your teeth, which have  grown the ame color as your skin, in a  kind of painful grin, and your lips are  almost black. I am sure you are as ill as  cver you can be, and those horrible inure,  mics have all to do with it."  What, Blanche had just said was true to  a certain extent, > I looked ill. and I was,  ill. A fever was consuming me. I consulted more than one doctor, but, had  gained neither relief nor the satisfaction  of knowing from what, disease 1 was suffering. Of course I was not superstitious  like my women folk; I did not attribute  my indisposition to my possession of tlie  ���mummies. Nevertheless, until I had mado  that descent into the crocodile mummy  pit among the mountains above Maabde  and had explored rhe temples of Aboo-  samba 1 1 had not one day's illness within  my recollection. 1 would get home as  quickly as possible. Perhaps the climate  disagreed with me, and 1 told theni as  much and announced that we would go  home.  ���-"���You must leave thosehorridmummies  behind." said Mary,  "Leave my mummies behind!" 1 ex-  c��'iimed. "Your request may seem mild  to you; to me it is simply, outrageous.  Vou forget that I risked my life to get-  them. Those mummies fire of unspeakable value to me. 1 have no trca.-ures to  equal them, and no sum of money, however large,',would induce me to part with  t belli. When I get lfonie, I shall invite all  my friends to the examination of ihem.  I anticipate much pleasure and enlightenment from it."  The following week, in fhe care of a.  widely known nipdical practitioner, via  Brindisi, my wife, her mother and her sister returned to England. I did the same  on a vessel of the  Pnpa'ganni  line,   with  CHILDKEX'S COLUMN.  AN  OSCILLATING  CANDLE.  __. V/aH-Inu Beam TJ.r.t Is Easily r-JTadc,  bat Wlti-Ii Is Very Int-resting".  Tho little motor represented herewith  operates not by steam, nor by electricity,  nor by compressed r.ir: It po.sesss no  boiler, no cylinder, no piston, and consists  simply of a stearin candle. Let the r.ad-  er take a candle and perform the experiment for himself. Insert in tho center of  the candle and r.t right angles with it tho  heads of two pins previously heated. Theso  pins will constitute ihe axis cf the motor  and are to be placed  upon the edge of two  EUSHY  T*ILS.  my two treasures close beside  stateroom all the time.  ine   in   my  fig- I  the j  It was night. Upon"1 a large table in my  museum lay tho incased, mummy of  Amenof, and around it pressed a most  eager assembly. Wc laid the muium.v on  the table and then unwrapped its-many  bandages from its body and limbs.  Just as we began to examine the head  (the head was always the object of particular attention with tho Egyptian em-  balmers) the lamplight grew faint. I gave  orders to havo it replenished, but was surprise to hear that 110 oil wa.s needed. ' As  it burned dim and dimmer a vapor,arose  from the mummy���a white vapor in  which floated particles of blue light. By  degrees these particles condensed about  six feet above, the head of lhe mummy.  As wo stood immovable, our eyes  riveted upon it, it slowly assumed human  form. First developed the eyes, then tho  other features, and so on, until there stood  before ns and above the nuinimy, the figure ofji man in the prime of life, with  face and garb of an ancicnt'Egyptian  This man seemed���and no one will convince me that ho was not���a's much alive  ns any other man in thc room. None of  us doubted it at the time.. When he spoke,  tliere was no room for doubt. Webster  did not understand ihe primitive Egyptian language, when spoken, therefore the  materialized spirit of Amenof wrote in  hieroglyphic characters what he desired to  express to ns. He placed his right hand  over tho region of the heart for a few seconds, then traced in space with liis index  finger his wish. It stood out bright and  clear in electric light:  '���I, Amenof, command him who .removed my mortal remains from where  they had rested in peace for 3,000 years'  to replace lliem'within tho period of three  moons. .This command obeyed, and  health and long life to him and to his;  this command disobeyed, and discvise and  death to him and to his. Within the  period of three moons renewed, life or  speedy death. I, Amenof, will it so. Remember!"  As the figure had come gradually into  vicv.'i so it vanished, leaving us bewildered  and afraid.  1 su ppose it is needless for me to inform  you lhat I replaced tho mummy of  Amenof in thc temple of Aboosambal, and  that of the crocodile in the pit above  Maabde. I regained health and strength  from that day, and Mary is now as well  as any woman in tho three kingdoms.���  Buffalo News  ���wine glm-ses.     If the two ends of thc candles nreJightod, they will liurn, and a drop  of stearin will fall   into one of  the plates  placed liene.-tth in order to receive ic.    The  equilibrium   of   the   scale   beam   will   bo  broken, and t lie other end of the candle will  de.-eend, causing tho end tliat lias just lost  tho first drop of stearin  to rise.    This os-  cillarory motion will  cause  several drops  to fall from the end that, has just descend-  od, and   which 'in   its  turn   becomes the  lighter, and will   therefore ,risu while the.  other doseends, and Ihe osciiiafrjry motion,  slight at iirst, will   lake on   a (,'ieater ,and  greater amplitude, the candle, slightly inclined   upon   the  horizon  at first, finally  taking a nearly vertical   position.   .Thero  is nothing more interesting than to wntch  this   oscillatory   morion, whicl:   does  not  cease unless one blows our the two Haines  or the two candles iire entirely consumed   that is to say, at, fhoohdof half an hour.  Jtf. now, it is desired to utilize the motion  "of "the candle whilo��� it is in operation, it  may be connected liy a thi<_ iron\viro with  small figures cut; out of cardboard and  jointed, to which it will give n to and fro  motion. It may be considered'as tho walking beam of a Watt engine, and to eacli  extremity may be connected a small piston moving, in n vertical cylinder. Finally,  and more simply,,thero may be fixed to tho  axis by means of pins, which will keep it  at a distance in order, to prevent tho contact of the flames, n strip of light cardboard, representing a plank, to tho ex'-  tremifcies of which may bo glued two figures! that will play n seesaw nnd thus render,the experiment still more ntrractivo to  the young.���"Waterbury Magazine.  Iio*---   Anir.-.-M Wlio Wr-i��r Tliom  Utilize  TIi_:j:   In  Winter.  'Smiio 01   our  v.'iid  animals,"   said   a  naturalist,   "carry   about   with   theni   all  summer that which nature  has  evidently  intended as a substitute for  their  winter  flannels.    I rnejm  their tails , of   course.  So far as I have been able to iudg-.   thc  bushy railed animals know no other use  for their tails than as protection  a��aiti5t  the cold.   Did you ever see a fox sleeping?  That,   is one   sight of which   the   most  patient student of wild life cannot always  boast,'because a fox is always wide awake  ajid  has   a   general  antipathy to   being  looked at.      My own observations  with  sleeping ones have been confined   to  two  thii.'l raised from pups. When.ic was cold,  they would shrink up and seem   fairly   to  w rap their tails about  tl-em.    When   the  air grew  warmer,   they would  uncoil  a  little and sometimes discard   the   tail   entirely,   just  about    as   impatiently  a.s  a  sleeping'child  will   kick  oil  the   covers  when he gets too warm in   the niglit.    1  do not think that this attitude i.s habitual  with sleeping  foxes.    When  the  weather  was warm, they did   not curl   up   at all,  but,lay sprawling, with their tails   on'tho  ground behind them.  "The raccoon makes the  same   use of  his tail.    Bid you ever see  ono preparing  for a nap. , Like the fox, he goes to  sleep  on his side, but, he makes more fuss about  it than a lazy lad getting up in t-he morning.    First, ho  hitches lip  his shoulders  aud arches his   hack,   iyid   in   tho   cavity'  tJius formed he carefully tucks' away, his  knees and  elbows  and  head.     Then   he  brings his tail up close, tho end of it curving over his head.    He  unwinds   himself  half a dozen times before he gets curled up  to his satisfaction, i.uid'when  Jlnally arranged   ho   resembles  nothing quite   so  much  as a muff without thu, customary  openings.    The squirrel also covers  himself with his' tail,   sleeping  upright  and  propped against something. ' '  "In fact," concluded fhe naturalist,  "this is true of every bushy tailed ani-  ���inal I havo been on terms of suilieient intimacy to see asleep. It is a very kindly  arrangement nature has mado for their  comfort, and they do not, seem to mind  xery much carrying around their winter  ll.-.-iiols in the summer. If they did not  carry them with them wherever they  went, they would probably lose them, as  tho red man proves in-his tale of tho bear  and the rabbit.''  LATEST  MODES.  I-edincroiex.    Pole.-n.ii^e.s   and    Tu 1.1 E �����-i  Are Pre-.-i_ili.iK  >���'"���'�����  Women are comparatively lit-p'"-^ "n  any attempt to resist a fashion, so I'ley  meekly follow the mode and quietly improve and  modify it with  their  incrc  refined  ras...    This,, according ��� to  tho  .New York Sun, accounts  for  tlie fact  that  the  prettiest   things   in   fashion  usually appear late in the seacon. after  all the possible variations iirmodos have  boen worked out. It is thc tiling w^ do  not know about  fashions   that  ha- the  greater ' interest just  at this tinie, between  seasons,   when  v.o  are  on   the  lookout for new things.   Of these' latest  fancies and modes   to  be  expected the  authority mentioned says: As yet there  are only vague rumors of  more tunics,  more sheathlike skirts  and loss fullness  in our bodices and sleeve*.   Kniiinrsiiiiiy  become realities or the whole outline of,  fashion ��� may  be   changed   before ' the  spring ��?od_s come in, bnt it   iy pretty  _vido.i_  now that  scant  effects   are to  prevail for some little time to com..  Redingotes, polonaises, tunics or  something which simulator them are- tlio  present fad of fashion, and the mo-it  novel feature- is tho straight clTcc. in  front, where the rodingote falls from  tlie liust,,in a scant plait oh either side.  The back and sides aro lilted in closely  liml worn with or without a belt winch  passes underneath those plaits,; The  latest- redingotes all round up'a little  shorter in front than, at the back and  are sometimes completed with a circular flounce, whicli extends up the front,  gradually narrowing to an edge at the  bust,, Wide rovers of fur orrembroidery  or both combined are tho usual fini.li,  with a high fluted or flaring collar of  fur at tho back., Little fur trimmed  ajhoulder capes cut in oiia.\vitli the high  NO GRAVE   FOR SMITH.  <>,>_  '���The KiikmIii-i Tiiraiitusn.  Thc Russian tarsi mass in ono of tho  most picturesque' of vehicles. The name  troika, properly applied only to tho team  of three horses which are hitched to tlio  tarantass, is frequently used to designate  the carriage and horses as a whole. The  bow spring over the center or trotting  horse is intended to lift in part tho weiglit  of t he heavy shafts away from this much  enduring animal, and the how also affords  a lofty and conspicuous position for the  bells, without which no tarantass could  properly proceed on its way. The whole  harness and rigging are, as it were, on  springs, the system tending toward flexibility and not, rigidity.  The idea of hanging the boatlike body  of the tarantass on long birch poles i.s an  exceedingly practical one. In the Iirst  place this buckboard arrangement of  springs i.s the only one that would withstand the fast driving over bad rouds  which characterizes all ".iberian journeys;  secondly, the birch is the most common  wood in all north and central Russia and  Siberia, and if one of the supporting poles  of the carriage breaks on the road, it is a  comparatively easy matter to replace it  on the spot. Xo seat is provided, but  after the driver litis filled tlio spacious  floor of the vehicle with straw you make  yourself a bed of blankets and pillows  and lie at full length. Two persons  usually travel together, but three may do  bo witlumt much crowding.���Boston  Transcript.  Xo -Wonder He Felt Hurt.  John Jeffs, who was remarkable for his  large ears, has had a falling out with Miss  Esmeralda Strype, toward whom bo had  been suspected of entertaining niatrimo  nial intentions. Somebody asked him the  other day why ho and Miss Strype were  not out driving as much as usual, to  which he replied that be did not propose  to pay trap hire for any woman who called  him a donkey.  "I can't believo that Miss Strype would  call any gentleman a-donkey," was tho  reply. ' '  ���  "Well, she didn't exactly say that I was  a donkey, but she might jii:,t as well have  said so.     She hinted that much."  "What did she say:'"  "We were out, driving, and it looked  very much like rain, and I.said it was going to rain on us, as I felt a raindrop on  mv ear, and what do you, suppose she  saidi-"  '���I have no idea."  "Well, she said, 'The rain you felt on  your our may be two or throe miles off.' "���  London Tit-Bits.  1 An Elepliaiit's Foot.  Any ono who has even glanced afc tho  foot of an elephant must bo aware that it  is a ponderous piece of anatomy, but its  actual size is best illustrated by an anecdote.,  Two-men in tho Central park zoo wore  speaking on this subject, and ono of them  .thought the oircuinferenco of, tho foot  111 nsd bo at least 4 feet.  His 'friend laughed "at this, but tlie  younger man, after a second time gauging  tho size, insisted that his guess was correct.  "Nonsense! Quite impossible!" exclaimed his friend.'  -.   And   then,   as  the   younger  man  still  claimed   that  ho   wa.s   right;,  thoy laid  a-  wager and referred tho matter to the koep-  er.  , '"What is the circumference of the for0  foofc of" that big elophant?" they askod.  "The circumference of an elephant's foot is  very nearly-half the animal's height," replied the keeper. "Will you bo so good as  to measure it:-"' asked tha amazed visitor.  And the keeper got a long cord and  went in beside the monster, IJnzzle, who  stands S feet 5 inches* in height.  "Of course I measure while the animal  is standing squarely on all fours," ho said.  "If 1 were to take the foot up from the  floor, it would, not bo quite so largo. A  ��� small pin 1,of that si/.o is caused by the  spreading out of the ���: '' mattrr of tho foot  .by tiie pressure of the animal's own  weight.",  II0 drev,'Iho cord around tlie monster  foofc, held it up and measured ifc with a  tapeline. Tho figures showed . feet' 2  inches. ;  The man who had lost, the bet ^aid ifc,  with the remark that he did not think he  was paying 100 dearly for that curious bit  of knowledge. ��� Golden Days.  A  MILE  A   MINUTE.  TJmt .Jarrins' -Son of Italy,  Soft ���md Ib-.v,  Sweet and slow,  _\ow iii (tuiel.er time,  Bri-dit Italic,  Wluit Tli in Mcuiin1 .<>  tlie  I.ocuni.otive  That   It JUnk-i-ipr It.  At 00 miles an hour the resistance of a  train is four times as great as it is "at -10  miles���that, is, the fuel must be four times  as great in the one c-aso as ifc is in the  other. '  But at, CiO miles an hour this fuel must  be exerted for a given distance in half the  timo that it is at 30 miles, so that tho  amount of power exerted and steam generated in a given period of time must bo  eight times as great at tho faster speed.  This means tliat the capacity of tho boiler,  cylinders and the other parts must bo  greater, with a corresponding addition to  tho weighc of tho liiae-hiiio.  Obviously, therefore, if tho weight* per  wheel, on acount of r.ha-liiiiii-.-ni'_���wait/ht-  that tho rails will cany, is limited, we  soon reach a point where tiie driving  wheels and other parts cannot lie further  enlarged, and then we reach the maximum of speed. The nice adjustment necessary in tho various parts of these immense engines may be'indicated by some  liguies as to the work performed by these  parts when the, locomotive is worked at  high speed.  , Taken passenger engino'on any of tho  big linos. At (50 miles ai\ hour a driving  wheel ���"}.'_ feet in diameter revolves five  times every second. Xow, the reciprocating parts of ea'e.h cylinder, including ono  piston, piston rod, crosshead and connecting rod, weighing about A>0 pounds, must  move back and forth a distance equal to  Ihe stroke, usually two feet, every time  the wheel revolves, or in thc fifth of n second.  This weight starts from <a state of rest  at, the end of each stroke of the piston  and must; acquire a velocity of .'-. feet per  second in one-twentieth of, a second,* and  must be brought to a state of rest in tho  samo period of time.  A piston IS inches in diameter has an  area of S.-i. square inches." Steam of Impounds pressure per square inch would  thereforo exert a,force on the piston equal  to .8,175 pounds. This force is applied  alternately on each side of the piston ten  times in a second.���Pearson's Weekly.  Never fail ye,  K011 ol' sunlit elinio,  Brown of hat and patch on coat.  To come jarring with your note  From mo ln.lf a dime.  ���Thomas Sherwood in J2ouqu_t.  Stamp and Coin CollectlmiH.  Tho   pleasure   of  stamp  album or coin  cabinet, howover well filled it may be, does  not consist in its possession, but in making  systematic   additions   thereto  and   in  the  feeling that in time tho  collection will be  complete.    Of cour.se,,it is impossible to get  a specimen of  every stamp or  every coin,  but by restricting yourself  to certain well  defined lines you can achieve a very interesting collection in either branch.  Postage  stamps aro a comparatively modern invention; hence with very little difficulty   you  'can secure   tlie   local   letter   rate of   every  -country   thnt    has   ever   issued   postage  " .ti)'i_Jps?.'*.'Son_e of theso will be quite valti-  nlileVbufc you;can s-uouro   thorn and have a  coinpletov collection.    "Whan   this  i�� dono,  yiVtt'oaii double the number liy lidding the  international  letter rate of  each country,  or, if "you prefer it, select some 0110 coai/-  try ;yid 'securea specimen of all its stamps.  If   you   prefer coins, take, for  instance,  the largest or smallest copper coin of every  country or one coin of  every ruler ot  one  country, but of  all  things do not get together an uninteresting muss of  whatever  coins come to hand.   J t can be of no interest to any intelligent  p-v.-nn anil will never havo any value, no  matter whht'ifc may  bave cost you.���liarper'a ILwmcl 'JJalile.  Swift  Retribution.  ��� There was'a wicked leer in Meandering  Mike's eye as he saw the little girl coming out of the restaurant side door currying a small tin pail.  ',-The idea!" bo exclaimed to his comrade, "of incouraging sich luxuries in do  young!"  "It's our duty to stop it," was the rejoinder.  Iloforo the little girl could turn the corner tho tramp loomed up before her and  exclaimed:  "I'm sorry, lady, but 1 couldn't sco ye  carry in dat pail any furder. It's agin me  gallantry."  Tlie little girl began to cry. Miko  seized tlio bucket, and in a moment had  tho bottom tif it, pointed toward tho blue  sky. The effect was volcanic. Foam flew  in all directions. His 0110 ejaculation  solved the. my.stery:  "Soapsuds!"  And when the restaurant proprietor  came out and desired to know why his  children could not blow soap bubbles  without being interfered wilh tho victim  of poetic justice bad not a word to say.���  Washington Star.  .V Won 'm .Sinlie.  "Strange what a little thing will turn  the whole current of a man's life."  "What's the matter now, J fines:'"  "UptoIJO days ago the young lady of  my choice wa.s taking my attentions seriously and our marriage .seemed a foregone  conclusion. Then f met her on the avenue, lifted my hat, made my best bow  and dropped through a coal hole. Now  she can't keep ber face straight a minute  while we're together. "���Detroit Kreo  Press.  7E1.T SMAI1T 151.ACI- Cl.OTJl fMSTUMK.  collar nre another style of finish for the  shoulders, and the _leeve.s have a deep  circular cuff.  Tho rounded fronts serve to display  the gown underneath, which adds very  much to the effect.' These redingotes  are made in cloth.s of any fancied color,  brown, mauve, claret, fawn and gray  being especially desirable. Black is very  popular and lias tho advantage of being  harmonious with any colored gown.  A feature of dress which comes to our  notice among tho latest models is the  revival of the basque bodice, a perfectly  tight fitting coat, if it may bo so called,  buttoning directly up the front,to tho  neckband, with small buttons and real  buttonholes "u.st a. tliey were madesorno  years ago, except that this now basque  is embroidered all over in braid and  chenille, which makes it very elegant.  The collar band on one of these basques  in blue and black mixture was .of black  velvet with'a bow and bucklein front.  A skirt with a tunic overdress clinging  closely to the figure down to tho knee' is  worn with tliis coat, and tho effect  leaves nothing in tho way of style to bo  desired.  A very stunning black cloth costume  of the latest enfc, illustrated by Tlie  Sun, has a long tunic, whicli, like the  skirt, is trimmed with tiny pipings and  stitchings of white and fastened with  ornaments whicli are a combination of  black taffeta and black aud white ��� ill.  cord. Tiie rovers are stitched and piped  with wliiti*. and the yoke i.s of tucked  white cli iff on, tho groups being divided  by frills of white baby ribbon.  I'nrl Icri'.  ind effective portiero  Jciiloni.  " Dorothy, you were flirting with tho  photographer when you had this picture  taken."  "No, indeed, I wasn't."  "Well, nothing I ever say to you makes  you wear sucli an unliable expression. "���  (Jhicago l-ceord.  In 14 states and territories of tho  United States maniage between first  .ou.rlns is forbidden by law.  Honey   will   turn   to  touched for romo t.imn.  wax  if loft   un-  A  Xcni  An inexpensive  ma}- bo made of bamboo pules -and  wooden but Ion molds. Tlio poles are  liiwcd into short lengths and strung  upon heavy cord like beads. AI tenia to-  Jy with them is strung a button mold,  painted in bright color, tho hole in tho  center being drilled to a size that would  admit the cord passing through it. Water color may bo used in the coloring of  the molds, but oil i.s better, as it requires no varnishing afterward, says  The Homo Decorator.  JPflMlli Oil's    f.cilOi'H.  Poplins with stripes and dots of silk  are mentioned among coming materials.  Fancy muffs are bcfrilled out of all  proportion to their real dimensions.  Silk crepe do chine gowns, with long  clin-.-ing draperies lifting closely to the  figure and a trimming composed either  of narrow ganzo ribbons closely gathered or of bouillonnes of chiffon in some  contrasting or harmonizing shade furnish handsomo home foilefs.  A pleasing rumor makes itself heard  to tho effect that 'darts of walking  dresses will be. shortened, but for afternoon receptions or evening wear it is  quite a different matter, and tho gown  ��faould always be as long as D09sib_��.  An  Keei����tri�� Mits.sueliu.'xc,t�� ;��Lnn  liiiKi'il   to, I.eliiK   Utiriei-.  l.ciibv'ii John Smith recently died at his  boarding bouse in Amesbury. Mass. Ij<.  had a costly marble tomb erected last fall  iu Prospect cemetery, expressing the wi-h  that he should be placed in it, alter death .  sitting in a chair. Under no consideration, Mr. Smith said, was ho to be put in  a casket, or buried. The chair arrived recently and was at, once taken to tho tomb  and found to be the exact size.  Mr. Smith was 71 years old and to the  oldest inhabitant was well known. H0  was a man wiio said little about himself  further than that, he came from liuffalo.  He never spoke of his early life or his rein-  lives.' lie was nn inveterate checker plav-  er, aud was first a paper hunger in Ame.--  bnry and then a h;u-k di:i\Vi\ Ir wn\  through ihe dread of being placed uml.-r  tin- ground that Mr. Smith contracted  -villi Charles Davis to build him a sarcophagus.  ������  A' .solid rook foundation was first hud.  Upon this wa.s erected an it relied, holisc-  like tomb of brick. laid in cement, tho  walls of which are o'no foot thick. '1 hi.  brick structure was 'incased in marble  The .-arcophagus js 1(1 feet 0 inches long  and Ti feet o inches ' high. The in-.idu  ,measures S, feet. Tin- lloor is laid with'  cement and over the. door npp.-.n-.s the inscription, ������������ IS.:-*���H. J, Snath , " wir!i  a   place left vacant for   lliu  year "of   Mr  Smith's death.      .  When   Mr. Smith made his will, ho ](-fr  the   funeral   arrangements   In   charge   (,f  Undertaker   II.   C Austin,     l.eiv.jjv ;,t,  se in for Mr. Austin 10 dl.scus.-t he-i,--,,',[.-,..  nients with   nim.    The   nudVri.iU. r .,"���  gesied   to   him   that  as   there \\'.���,���'.,��� (,��� (v  large crowd present ifc,might   be i ���.���������;..,. l:,  have tiie funeral   at night, but .Mr  M'-.i-'i  objcCtcd'to this and snid his fum ml mur,t   ,  tal:'- phi"v) in the afternoon'.  When finked if tlie public wero to l?nv. n "  chain-e to view his remains, after he hail  been placed in tho chair of tho tomb, Mr.  Smith lepliod in tho affirmative, saying  that ihe people, of Amesbury might emu.  iosco him if they wanted to. and he directed tlie. undertaker to stand by ���ho door  of lhe tomb until all who wi.-.bcd to do so  had fiad 1 n opportunity to look in after  his body liad been placed in the Vault.  All Mr. Smith's wishes were faithfully  carried out, at the funeral.  The entrain o to tho sarcophagus was  sealed with a foot- wall of brick, tho steel  doer locked, and tho key, which Mr. Austin hold, wns destroyed.  MONKEY  FIREMAN.  Ifoiv 11 SiitriK'lon.s Ape I'm Out a Diui-  Kd'OllH   I.'ire.  Mrs, Peter Minetti of Belleville has  au  ii] 10 which deserves a job in   the flro department,   .-Jiy.s   the  St.   Louis   Post-Dispatch.    It" extinguished a fire ,at   the Mi-'  nottl residence without assistance and 1111-  doubtedly'saved the place"from desiruction  "In the room in which the cage was kept  was a stove from which   live  coals   sometimes  fell to tho   lloor.     Once   the e'lrju't  and  woodwork caught pn lire.'   The .ijjc,  silting in liis cage, .screaini-d and chattered  with fright, and Mrs. Minetti   caino  running   in    to   see   what   the   trouble  was.  There  was -no  water  at   hand,   mid  sho  seized some woolen cloths and  smothered  out the flames.     The ape wnlchc,! her   intently from liis cage,   and  when  the   l.ro  was "nil  out   ho  showed   his  pleasure  by  grimaces. ' ��  , Subsequently Mr. and Mrs. Miiv-ttl  had .x'casion to go rp town. ' To 'guard  again.st the ape indulging ir-i 'destruetivu  bent kwliilo thoy win--,- gone, Mrs. Minetti  tied him with a - tring to tin- center of the  cage and closed the cage door.  When Mr. and Mrs. Minetti returned  'late in the afternoon, tbe simian met them  at the door, chattering excitedly.  Mrs. Minetti scolded him and shook her  finger at him. Ho cowered and looked  reproachful.  Mrs. Minetti remarked that there wa-a  smell as *of something burning. She  hastened into the next room, and a cry ot  consternation escaped her.  Tlio carpet, and liner for a distance of  several feet around tiie strive had been  burned. The room was still filled with  smoke.  The ape followed thcin into the room  and moved about uneasily, chattering in  a distressed fashion.  " Vou rascal, you did this!" cried Mrs  .Minetti.' supposing tho brute had been  playing with matcho*.  Tlio 'ape, seeming tn understand that ho  Wfis'r.ceii.sed, squealed a protest.  The windows were opened, and' a closi'  invest igation was made.   (Jn t be lloor were  tV-  .,.,)  i   I  ,>,.:.]  *    'ft  .   r't  "--,<���!  - j .  ' "a*  Vi  'v- "J  '.' ]  '.- 'i  "J  1' "'  ,A I  V.  (.���ft  'A  :'i  Vl  ��� '!  ,r<  - a  ,.V  P  u  ,;ti  ���?."  ���;.ti  ���.�����������)  P'  t:  V  ���w  ii  Ci  ' 00  m  J.  - -S>#1'  P����  Ml  ^y>A$yi' -���  "," -��� k!  !^ ������ '*  >->  *    of  V *WmJi  tei  nu  ua  seut'cl'1 1  kilcli-'H  had   l"r"  fire     'fl'"  7d  blMJAN SAVIXO A JIOMK.  a lot of  woolen cloths, slightly  which had been hanging   in   tin  They were the same ones which  used before   to   extinguish   tin  way  they   were  .scorched    and   eiuiu  showed that they had been used apaui  the saniejpurpnso.  The apo watched  Mrs.   Minetti   ea  oh  she   made llieso   discoveries.      As  paused and looked al him he raised "'"  his paws.     Mrs. Minetti   caught  and   examined    his    paws,  scverelv burned.  Mrs.'.Minetli was satisfied that, v> h  fire started tho ape broke out of ih"'  wont to the kitchen, got the cloth'  Hiiibfhored   out   the   flames  i-ei'l.'  11111   "i  Tliey   v''',r'  ���nl!"'  CM!-"  llD'1  Sho deck'"':  vAsl  in  co  tu  ' r}?  ca  RI  00  Ot  lit:  mi  Ri  ,an  ��.1  eh  bo  taste  Nc  ilei  ha,  Va  dit  .self-  hath 1  nni  tni  ���.-"tin  alio could not be'torn p.ed to soil him-  raaS. VvV  o,��.  ���1- his  Tics  t fall  WKh  -���ath,,  lera-  ttt in  d r_-  onib  -j the  He  WAV  Talo.  rela-  -l.uy-  llll'S-  Wi| ^  ndi-r  toted  in'o-  lai.l.  MlSe-  tho  liiin  ���hie  long  side  villi  ��� in-  viih  Mr  left  Of  he  i a  t-.i  ith  Ur,t  A* ii'  had  Mr.  nig  lllll!  ���cii-  ioOE  0 SO  fter  lilt,  .illy  was  teel  us-  THE  MOYIE LEADER.  .MOYIK.     Ii  CORNISH  CAVL  DWELLERS.  a a  delis-  Ml-'  u lion  opt  Ul'  '*'t  -IC,  ���ed  i)  IS.  'io  ���d  I-  ro  ���>}'  A  nl  vo  ttl  ln��  ed  ���m  let  .ed  ���^ a  ���lint  of  >en  ith  an  ia  ���cii  ho  I'fl  -Women Go to Sleep StandJi-S' o'i tlie  'AAa'*'���} a       Slanting'  Jf-be.cs.  '/'People in tho habit of frequenting thc  stiofo ofW'hitesand bay, between Lccennd  -Downderry, arc familiar  with the si^ht  of two women moving about among tho  rooks<Aexposed, at low  tide.      They aro  sh_llfis_r''gatherers  who live  in  u small  icaVb a little to the west of  Seaton.    Any  oho who examines the pl-ice must wonder  ho\Vttwo human   beings  can oxter   there.  ��� Along one side  is  a  strip   of  sand,   and  from thug tho lloor slojies  upward   at an  'angle of,"about-  GO  degrees.     Whether   by  .'years-of-practice the women have attained  Buch*perfection in   the art  of  balancing  , theirVbodies that they go to sleep  on  tho  slanting'rock without fear  of falling, fir  . whether they rest on the sand'(wet  when  -1 saw it from a late storm), 1 was not informed,'but it is evident that they  know  no" comfort at any   time.     When   I  came  ' suddenly",upon the cavo ono   morning   in  ' Octob_rv.'tlio smoldering ashe�� of  a  drift-  ; wood ._lrer'n kettle, a teapot and two cups  ;-\verc dotted  about just,  inside.    Parther  tip the floor their "cupboards"���a  couple  of iron boilers���were .standing,  and  in   a  niche near tho lira was a pipe, short, dark  ' and'odorous.  . -Tho "women who'have'made this thoir  dwelling place are Irish wiuows, "born in  Ireland.and married in' Ireland,"   as one  _ "of them said.     They are between'   oO  and  ,00 'years old   and  for  the .last  '.)() years  havo,maimg(*d  to  gain  a,  suMenanco  by  'gatlieriiig limpets week  after   week  and  taking them to Plymouth.     When tho sea  is rough, they   obtain   few or no fish, but."  ' iiryler  favorable circumstances   tho two  ,-Omotlmes get 1 . shillings'a week between  (-thbin.'[   In,lino weather, when from Ib'tine  liead'to Looe i.sland the sea lies cal in and  .glistening   under   n summer   shy,   fliLs  .- smoke.*.'blackened cave is  an   uninviting  ��� 'h'ovcl,f,v��ihd in the winter, especially' when  j -thoro'is.it galo from the southeast, the wo-  Viuen'm'iist be blown almost out, of the, hoi-  *",36'W'br frozen to death.    On sumo sucli occasions thoy are forced to leave  the  cave,  , iand'thei. thev go to a disused pig stv near1  .-'by..'!^.- .  -Win talking with them  wliile  they dcx-  - f,terously"chipped limpets ^from  tho wflcd  . "ino'it-ed 'rocks  I  mildly   remarked  that  '.-���workhouses were now mado very com for t-  .,.,able,''.'Inmicdlately  tiie younger woman  j'stood* erect and with   something  akin  to  i '.prido'ahd determination exclaimed   in   a  ���'jf.voico,'rabro than   tinctured   by   tho  Irish  L.fP'at.Is'V,'Never,   sir,   will   us ,go   to   the  '.:,, workhouse while us can  get  as'much as  ���'^onSicifus. in L> I hours."     Ilitherio   I  had  Vtecn^lier only in a stooping   attitude,' and  ._,* I was surprised now to see how tall a wo-  '.��� ihan.slio'was and what strength of charac-  '} t"flr"\vas,incheated by her features.     As she  ".'fetood.tliere iimoii^ tho seaweed, with   feet  ���V nhd'lcgs bare and her hair confined  by   a  ^���liandkercliief,    beating thc   palm ' "f one  J.;-'-liaudiwith the' knuckles of  tlie, other  to  -.-emphasize her words, it dawned upon  me  i that(,I had named the; thing against, which  '^thoso two women have fought grimly   fur  - m'oro than a quarter of a century. ��� l'iita-  ^ burg' Dispatch.  nerqy  Wasted energy must be made up  will    weaken   and  or   the   body  perhaps perish.  For a long- time prior to taking Dr.  Ward's Blood ���and Nerve Pills my nerve  vrstem was greatly deranged and I was  terribly nervous, so much so that in my  business    (Linesman    of   the    Kingston  Electric LightCo.,) my extreme nervousness naturally made the following of my  business  extremely  hazardous.      Before  taking Dr. Ward's Blood,and Nerve Pills  my kidneys had been affected for some  time.    I had constant soreness and sliff-  nese across my loins and the"small of my  back.      My  appetite   was   variable and  very poor.     I also 'suffered gieatly with  constant  headaches.    I   am  glad   to  be  able to inform, you that Dr. Ward's Pill.s  completely  cured  me  of  all  the   above  ailments and made  me  a  well  man.    I  have found no medicine like Dr. Ward's'  Blood and Nerve Pills, .although   I have  tried many different kinds. ' They acted  quickly   and   effectually    on   my   nerve  system, making  my  nerves  strong and  removing all indications of nervousness.  These  valuable   pills   also   removed   all  kidney and back trouble and restored to  me a healthy  vigorous appetite.     I liave  had no headache since five inonMis ago'  nnd feci justified in saying lh_.t they are  a   wonderful   remedy.     They   not  only  removed     nervousness,    but ��� gave    me ,  healthy   kidneys, ��� removed   all soreness  and stiffness  from ,rny  back and   loins,  cured me of headache  and gave   me a,  good appetite, consequently I am highly '  pleased.     1'know  of no, medicine  that  equals   Dr.   Ward's   Blood   and   Nerve  I'.'.ls for nervousness, chronic headache,  sore kidneys and ,back and loss of appetite.    Yours truly, John McCutcheon, 5.2  Princess St.*, Kingston, Ont. ^   '  AU good,druggists sell them. If they  won't, we will supply youv, by mail on  receipt of price, 50c. per box, or 5 boxes  for $2.00. The Doctor Ward Co.,  Limited, Toronto, Ont.  The editor of an Omaha paper headed  a ponderous editorial "Multum in  Piirvo." This is the way if, appeared  iu print: "Mutton inPargo."  CAN RECOMMEND IT.���Mr. Enos  Bornbe.ry, Tnscarora, writes: "I am  pleased to pay that DK. THOMAS' EC-  l-J_C.r_iIG OIL i.s all that you claim it to  be| as we have been u-ing it for years,  both int.rmi.lly aud externally, and haye  il ways'received benefic from its use. It is  our family medicine-, and I take great  pleasure in recommending it." '  ,  I    J-A CUKE FOI. COSTIVENI-SS. -Cos  ,-t-YCuc.s comes fr,im the refusal of tho ex  Oretory   organs   to   perform   tJieir   outief.  Tim Trump of i~amc.  America has produced many women who  have exhibited those qualities of heroism  in public ancl private life which entitla  them to a placo of honor on tho rolls of  fame. Some have been so honored. Others  ���doubtless thc greater 11 umber cf true  heroines���havo gono to their graves, if not  unwept, at least unsung, liufc of those  whom tho ..public'has recognized as  worthy a plnco and name in history there  are so many with so varied claims that no  philosopher or historian is ablo to select  tho half scoro destined to live tho longest  in tho _n._i:ories of mankind.   Tho attempt  regularly     from-   coutributing      causes,     to mako such   n selection is nn interesting:  na,���.ll���    .1 I .-.-,!.......1    A I ,.  .,-���*  tr.r. I- ��� -.-> w.l _,, " _��� ..       ,    i . ... . . &  . asiirtlly di .ordered digestion.    Pnrnioleo's  Vegetable   Fills,   prepared   on    scientific  principles, aro so compounded   tliat  certain ingredient.s   in   tnum   pass   through  ,the stomach and act upon the   bowels  so  ^as   to   remove    thoir   torpor   and   arouse  ���.them to proper action.     .Many thousands  aro prepared to   bear   testimony  to  their  power in this respect.  ,      ;        A Consistent Suggestion.  "They ought to chango the nnmo of  that club of yours, "said Air. Bibbies'  wife,at tbo breakfast table.  "Ia vha. way?"  v' "They ought to call it the Klondike."  ' ' "I-���1 must say that 1 don't seo why. "  v* "For.tho reason that when a man  erarts'jOUt to,-.go there there's uo telling  wheu'-he'll get home aga'in. "���Washington Star.  but hopeless task, for the trump of famo  Is un instrument of many stops, and much  depends upon the Plutarch or Boswell who  blows it. Every Ulyssos has not his  Hoaior. ��� Womankind.  Tho winners of the sowing machines in  rhe Ko.al Crown Soap Co.'s competition  for tho week ending March (ith, are as  follows: Winnipeg, Mrs. _iIcI>ouald, oti  fJagmar St-. ; Manitoba, Mrs. John ilills.  Portage Ja Prairie; North West Territories, >ir_. 'jr. Neilson, Prince Albert. The  Koynl'*Crown Soap Co. will continue this  competition, giving away throe machines  each Monday until further notice.  Where, can 1 get some of flolloway's  Corn Cure? 1 was entirely cured of my  coinedjy this r- medy and-1 wish some  more 'ot ic for my friends. _jo writes Mr.  J. W,"Brown, Chicago.  , r^iulor Tiiftii  Siiviucr  L'p !?IOO.    '  Widson���I word"!1 what,   induced .J 1.111-  ," kins to marry liis typewriter.  1        Booler���Why, didn't you know that he'd  been,, trying for years (o get,  n   typowrite.  of his own;-���l.o::hiuy Ca.'ctt-'.  ,  * A  I'lt'SiJia^t  decision.  ~* I twitched ilc-rir IV!1 y making' ;:l-s���  Si cli pies:   'Die world can't b al th"m.  . And  t!i(M, us you n.-i ������bailee :au m'se,  v    '   Dear Poliy waleied ni-*'at :l:?:u.  ������< 'liica.-r. Hvicord.  Parents buy Mother Craves' Worm Exterminator liocau.se they know it, li a sale  medioino for their <clnU1r.11 anil an ell'ect-  ual expel ler of norms.  Ask ior Mlsanr. LiDimenl and take no oilier  Jlsro Hal Inst.  Skipper���Did yo ,get the proveesions,  Angus?  Angus���Aye, aye! A half loaf an  for.er bottles o' whisky.  Skipper���An what iu the woarld  will ye b6 doin wi' aal,that bread?���  Punch.  Her First View of rt.  "MntJiniii, is this a cocoanut?'*  "Yes, dear. "  "Has it got milk in it?"  "Yes." .    , ���  (Turning itnbout iu her hand) "Hew  do you milk it:'"���Chicago Tribune.  Ci-ii'il  Syvli'in  for  0��ri.i:iny.  ,The German canal bill which is to bo  introduced into the Reichstag during the  coming session provid'-s for the expenditure of KMl.ODO,OOO m.n-lvs on canals and  river improvements, as follows: -Midland  canal, 102,000.001), marks; Borfniiind-  Rhine c'liial, (iS,000,000 marks; o0.000.:  000 murks fo,!- watersheds, etc., in tho  Oder district,;.-10,000.000 marks' for ;th'o  J3erliii-'Stcttbi shi[i canal and 20,000,000  marks for the'.improvement; of the. "Wesei-  River. When the scheme is executed it is  announced that, tho, main waterways of'  Prussia will bo connected from the eastern extremity of the Empire' to the harbors of tho German ocean.  To  Oniner   I'li-I ilium.  The formation of a Franco-Belgian syndicate, with a capital of .-$10,000,000, has  been announced, il.s purpose being to purchase the platinum mines of l-.u--.sia and  thereby control the world's output of this  metal. Ninety per con!, of ihe world's  supply ciimes trom the Ural Mountains,  and Hie consumption is practically a fixed  quantity, reirardle.ss of price, since  whoroNor platinum is used it is an imperative neeessity, so that any change of  the supply will liave a great efTecl mi the  intirliit price. 1! i- claimed, however,  tha: the syndicate has not been able to  obtain control of all the mines, so that  its [duns may iu>; be curried out.  V:ir^ i n ���_  s l:i  t urr  .  The 1  liffere 11 (  cHintrii  -1 of  Europe  vn rv  great] V  in    ilu*.   average  ���������1;  tore  of  theii  people..  The Seolch are  the  tallest  flye  _Ti��st  WoiitliiT l'rophecy  on   Ilmutvtl..  , The first attempt; at scientific, forecasting of the weather was thc rcsttl t of ;i  storm which' flu ring t.ho Crimean war,  November II, 185-1, almost, destroyed'tho'  ileets of France and England.- Asa storm  had raged several days earlier in France,  Vaillant, tho Fi-ench Minister of War,  directed that invest ligation's be made to  seo if the t'.vo storms were the same, and  If tlie progress of .the disturbances could  have been foretold. It was demonstrated  that the two wen; in reality one storm  and that its path could'have been' itsoer-  tninetl and the fleet forewarned in ample  time to reach snfotv.  feet'ton inches,������ ori a level with the Polynesians and Arin'enians. At the other extreme .nre the soul hern Italians, French  and 'Spaniards, all , the shortest, people  except the. dwarf. 1 ribes (if Africa, ��� The  average height, in Ireland is five foot nine  inches; iii IVigland nnd ' Scandinavia live  feet-even' inches; in Wales, Germany and  Denmark; live feet, six -inches; Spain,  Switzerland, northern and central Italy,  five feet four inches; Portugal and sou-  -,hem Italy, five feet'three, inches.  U* YOU  ���have  Bond lie. in  .stamps for Treatise.   Homo Treatment.   Xo lviiifi) or iiliis'ter i.s used.  DEPT. W.N. ABBOTT,  -MYRON'MASON MEDICAL CO.  i>77 istierlxiuriie St,  J  TOICOXTO.  Keep Minard's-Liniment in msflflase.  S tv i in mi iipj Solillcrn.  In the Dutch army a man must be able  to swim as well as to fight. Moreover, if  he is in tlie cavalry, he must have .1 horse  which will take a river as easily as a hunter takes a fence. Awimming maneuvers  are part of the regular drill there. Collapsible canvas boat-;, manned by a few  oarsmen, lead the kor_e3 so that they do  not attempt to land on stono quays and  other dlflicul- points. Tho men swim  across with their horses and on them.  They do it in swimming costumo and in  all the accontcrnients of war. There aro  fewr nautical emergencies for which thc  Dutch army is not prepared. Sorno of the  officers have even reached such ti degree of  proficiency that not only their horses ' and  kits cross the river with them, but their  pet dogs sit upon their shoulders and arc  borne over, aln.-;_f without wetting.���  Chicago Times-Herald  DISEASE_0F TIIE SPINE  A Malady That  Make.  Life Almost  Unbearable���A Nova Scoiia Lady Tell-a  How to Cure It.  Mrs. Frank 2*ii_tard,<-of ZMilton, _\r.S.,  is a lady who possesses thc. confidence  of'a, large circle of friends. Mrs. Miu-  ard has been a sufferer, from spinal disease und attendant complications, and  to a reporter she recently gave the particulars of her cure. She said: "As,.,  result of the trouble I suffered terribly. At times the pain would be confined to my back, and at other times it  seemed to affect every nerve in my  body, from the,top of my head to my  toes. A.s a result I was reduced greatly in strength, and was unable to stand  upon "hiy feet long enough to attend to  my household work. "When doing any  kind of work which required a standing  position I had to provide myself with a  high eh air as a means of support. ��The  medicine which the doctor prescribed  for me did not seem to afford me more  than temporary relief from the pain,  and I was gradually growing weaker  and weaker. Finally the doctor suggested that I should use Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills, and acting on his advice I  began to take them. I had onry used  a few boxes when the agony f had  suffered for months began to abate, and  I began toregain my streugth. I con-  tiiaued using the pill.s for a .short time  longer, nnd was again in full possession of my health and strength, and able  to do my household workr-VE have never  enjoyed better health than I am doing  at present.  Dr. Williams' 'Pink Pills cure because they supply tlie blood with its  life-giving properties ,aud strengthen  weak nerves. All diseases due to either  of these causes are speedily cured by  the use of this medicine. Sold by all  devalers or, sejis 1)3- mail, post paid, at  50c. a box or six boxes for , ��2.50. by  addressing the Dr. Williams' Medicine  Co., Brockville, Ont.  Refreshing Sleep  COPIES WHEN  rn s  ARE USED.  Miss Margaret Brown, 327 Colborna  St.,-London, Ont., says :���"My mother  has been afflicted with nervousness and  general debility for a long time. Slie  suffered a great deal with insomnia, and  found it almost impossible to sleep.  '' I went to "W. T. Strong's drug store  and got a box ,of ililburn's Heart and  Nerve Pills,' which she took, and derived  so much benefit from theni that I bought  another box for her. They have done her  a wonderful lot of good, making her  ���nervous system much stronger, giving her  restful sleep, and removing many other  symptoms which previously distressed  her. '      ,  "I can truly say that these pills are a  great remedy for any one suffering from  weak nerves, general debility, sleeplessness or heart trouble."  Mill-Urn's Heart and Nerve Pills aro'  "50c.'a box or 3 for $1.25, at all druggists.  THE' PEACE  CONGRESS.  r. Uiiholj- Joy.  "The first thing I shall do when I g6t  rich," said tho man who lives in an  apartment house, "is to buy a.'piano."  " YouV" exclaimed his friend.  "Yus, me, and then 1 shall buy au ax  and be revenged for years of torment."  ���Cincinnati Euquirer.  Wo'lieg to ciil the attention of our readers to  the advertisement of J3r. Ward's Blood and  Xerve Pill�� in this pn-ier. The lirm have also  placed 011 the market Dr. Wind's Liver Pills,  M'hieti have already proved ro be a most excellent family medicine as a cure for constipation,  dyspepsia!" biliousness, .ie. Tliey are sold at 25c  per viul, or 5 for ~l, or mailed 0*1 receipt of price  by thc Dr. W.ird Co., Limited. Toronto, Ont.  A Prophetic Statement an  to "What It  Will   Accoiiipli.li.  'Present���Tbe czar, in the chair, and  the.representatives of the povers.���  The Czar (concluding  his speech)���  And so, gentlemen, I leave you to'settle  the matter. Mr. Stead wants me now.  '  'Enter Mr. Stead.)  Stead���Don't move, and I'll take the  opportunity of speaking to all concerned. No, I will not be silenced. "What'l  have to say is that I am ashamed of my  own countrymen; they won't disarm,  bnt I know that you will all set them a  good example. Now, czar, you apeak  first.  Czar���I agree, <  Stead'���Hear, hear I  Czar���After the other nations,'I will  turn my army into peaceful police, and  the navy into custom hou.e'cruisers.  Stead���But they will be available for  war just the same.    ' .  Czar���Exactly; that is my idea of  peace. But I trust the other'nations  will surrender all weapons, und I will  etore them free of charge.  Omnes���Certainly.  ,Stead���Hear, hear!  Omnes���When Russia and England  are wiped out of the map, and not before. (Stead faints. Curtain.)���Pick  Ma Up.   ,  IN NATURE'S STOREHOUSE  THERE ARK CURES.���Medical experiments have shown conclusively that there  are medicinal virtues iu even ordinary  plants growing up around us which give  them a value that cannot be estimated.  It is held by some tbat Nature provides a  cure for every disease whioh neglect and  ignorance have visited upon man. However, this maybe, it is well known that  Parmelee's Vegetable ��� Pills, ��� distilled  from roots and herbs, are a sovereign  remedy in curiug all .disorders of the digestion.    .  ._3i  Open  CoufcMMion.  If you hr.vo ijoods to S3)l. don't let  Tlio public  blindly yuess it.  But Jiave some ical "pet up and set"  And In an.ad. confess it.  -I... A. W. Bulletin.  Way Eeliind.  "A Massachusetts m;m has had liis  r.amo changed from Tomaszewekclm.r to  Bennett," says thc Cleveland Leader. Ho  Is away behind tho hero procession. Why  didu't he havo it made Dewey or Sharkey?  ���Denver Pose.  The l'r-iicr Term.  "To call me *polii:c*a!i,' "  Quoth lie. "would bo amis..  I've boen defeated.   I must b*,.  A statesman after tliis."  JPoolisli  .Ian.  "Why do you think himsnch a fool?"  "He asked me to marry him, and   of  course I refused   the first time, and  he  didn't  havo  sense   enough to   usk   me  again."���Chicago Post.  Dear Sirs,���I have been a great  sufferer from rheumatism, and lately  have been confined to my bed. Seeing  your MINARD'S LINIMENT adver,  rised, I tried it and got immediate relief. I ascri.be my restoration to health  to the wonderful power of your medicine. LEWIS S.  BUTLER.    '  Burin, Nfld.  ffsakes  Rich  Red  Bsood.  Tho Bost  Remedy for  Spring Woathor  VVoaknoss.  Tlie ��l��-_:er Half.  "I cannot understand," said the  bachelor clerk, "why a man's wife is  called the ' better half.' "  "You would," said the married  clerk, "if you had to divide your salary  with one."���Cincinnati Enquirer.  A Capital  Reflectlosu  Mrs. Crimsonbeak���Do you believe  that at horse can eat bis head off?  Mr. Crimsonbeak���I don't know, but  I wish to gracious a man coald drink  his head off.���Yonkers Statesman.  Thc Blood is the very essence of life.  As it courses through tho system it carries  with it, if pure and rich., nutrition to every  cell in tho body. If impure, it spreads  disease. If thin and watery, it fails to  nourish, hence wc have weakness, debility and decay.  It i.s the wonderful power B.B.R. has  in purifying- impure blood, making thin,  watery blood rich and red, that is at the  bottom of its marvellous .success in curing  clisca.c.  Those who arc pale, thin, weak,  troubled with blotches, pimples'or eruptions of any kind should take B.B.B.  It makes' the pale check rosy, the skisi  clear and .smooth, and infuses new energy  into weak, worn, run down, shattered  constitutions.  Skin " I beg- to state   I have  used  .Clear.    Burdock  Blood Bitters  for  im-  ' pure'blood, pimple's on the face,  &c, nnd derived great   benefit from it.  My skin i.s now very clear and free from  all eruptions.    I only used four bottles of  the I). U.U. iind can strongly recommend  if to any person.suffering from impurities  hi tbe blood or eruptions of the skin."  Mks. G. B. Hi-i.Mor.i-,  . Spcnco s Bridge, B.C.  Every  Spring-.  "I have taken B.B.B. even,'  spring now for some years, to  purify my blood and "keep my  system in good order, and can honestly  say that I dci not know of its equal  anywhere."     Mas. Acgik Barnes,  Lunenburg, N.S.  There are so many cough medicines in  thu marker, that it is sometimes difficult  to tell which to buy; but if vie had a  cough, a. cold or any affliction of the  throat or lungs, we would try Bickle's  Anti-vJonsumptlvo Syrup. Those who  have used it think it Is fur ahead of all  other preparations recommended for suoh  complaints. Tho littlo folks llko it as it  is as pleasant as syrup.  Delayed  by a Wmltoat.  "You're getting in pretty late," said  tho Klondike..  "Yes," said his partner; "I was delayed by a big washout. "  Having thus spoken, he exhibited 625  ounces of gold, the result of the washout  afore_nou'tioned.:���Indianapolis Journal.  Approval.    ���  "Did you know," said the man who  affects erudition, ../'that' 'Klondike'  means 'deer river?' " ,.������-,  "No," was the reply. "Ididh'tknow  it. But with eggs selling at $1.50  apiece I should say that was an appropriate name."���-Washington Star.  j NATIONAL NATIONAL NATJONALHATIOWAL NATIONAL NATIONALNATIONAL NATIONALNATIONAL  FARMERS  FARMERS FARMERS FARMERS FARMERS   FARMERS FARMERS  FARMERS FARMERS  COMPANY COMPANY COMPANY COMPLY COMPANY COM PANY COMPAItY COM PANY COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  ATIONAL  ITU fill  Fillsrr.n��-h: over 7. lbs. orcakir.c: strain. FnJl leiictri: CO.  .feet to the pound. Full vre'chr: S; lb*, in em-li bale. So fl -trg-inK- in  the binder���oornpacily wound ; made ontir.1.' of pure .Mnnilj Hemp  * lthout aduheia'it "1 miv kin . ..l^'ihitelv ti'fhe't ewr .Vd'er.tl tiie  Canadian farmer.   80 His. _VA'J'-ON'AI'" .ilMJl.K TWIN K FOlt  r-alu  ,!.,  anil us.ful  812 CASH vritli any one of tin i'")lowij;g-  ;"zz: PREffiEURiS:  14-Karat GOLD-PL ATI] I) WAT OH, stem-winding and stem-settinp:, guaranteed reliable time-keeper���lady's or gentleman's size���maker's guarantee  with each watch.    ��� ���  SOLID GOLD RING set with genuine Garnet and  Opal gems���stamped and warranted���witli maker's  Trade "Mark and guarantee. -1  MUSICAL CLOCK, glass sides, in Nickel Silver and  Gilt���a handsome ornament and accurate time-piece.  A never ending pleasure? in the home.  HRW' IT K nfINF ' '"'������<��� X'Uioiinl Fiiriurji-j Co. sells direct to prac-  UUTJ II IOU-1.-.. tic-al l.viri lide I-'ariners; einiiJfjVB no middle  men cr acjentp, docs l)iisinecs onlv forciMi. iii.il.pi no lV.=ii"!���Evorv  dollar dc.'-s Jts.full duty. We liavo a lot of NATION"..], U.:N"I>F;i.  TWINE un liaiid���S'.' much tliat ilu- lnnk ran- <,{ iuu-ie-r ma '  harvest, on the money lockf-d up. lull amount, to many tli sand  dollars. We wain to save that intsr.st unci giva it 10 tlie",far., r 111  return for caali.   That is ii*he-c tlio jirom uni c hips in.   ���  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  ."ATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  ���������������*������-*-���������*���***������ ���****������*���* THV-fr*********���**���*���*���***#*���*  t  Tills Company roeerves tlie rJfflit to refund yonr nioiioy if tlio price of  Hemp n.'vaii.oN by reason oft lie J-Miilippitic woi- or other "csui-e��. Manila  Hemp comes from tlie I'hillppJii. Islands. OIlDKlt AT ONOIfaua niiilcc  certain of your,season's Kiipplv before Hemp advance*. ��  ..emit money to us only by Postal Nolo, I'os-t Ofliee Order, Evpi'i'ss Order  or Kepistored Letter. V."rite your iiiiini' iilninly, fflvc yoiti' post ollieo address aud also the railway .station to vrliieii wc; are to sl'i Jp the 'J'wine. You  pay IreiKht on t lie  Tw.liie   from   WtN'MrJit;,  \\-_   send   you   tlie   premium  *'  *  *  *  *���  - .        -        . _w'  prepaid by mail or ���.. pi-e.ss (com Toronto.    Observe above directions care- 3  tally so  wu vaniiot'iiiulu! any  mistake In   JViriiai'illiii,'   your   somN. &Say J  ���wlicther you want a Ocii.lcmun'M or 11 I-aiiy'j V atcli. a Musical Clod-   or a J  Rliifr���if t lie latter, send a   niece of ��f rlnir or papei:>lze required. ?  , XJ-TAddrosH all letters .-ind make alt remittances payable tu J  ������^���IMM--*******************!*-^  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY    KAIIONAL NATIONALNATIONAL NATIONAL NAIIUNAL NATIONAL NATIONAL NATIONAL HAT.-N.Ai  FARMERS FARMERS FARMERS FARMERS FARMERS FARMERS FARMERS, FARMERS FARMERS  COMPANY COMPANY COM PANY COMPANY COMPANY COMPANY COMPANY COMPANY* COMPANY  NATIONAL FARMERS COMPANY,  TORONTO.  /2J"Enquirerj> arc referred to any Mercantile Aeency  and to the Editor of this paper as to our respon.sUiHit.y.  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  NATIONAL  FARMERS  COMPANY  IE CAIAM LIFE  ��� 1MUICI MPAIY.  ��*_�����*��-�����  SOUND    AND    PROSPEROUS.  SAME, OPFIOEES RE-ELECTED.  WHITE  The Fifty-second An11u.1l Meeting of tlie  Canada Life Assurance Company w.ih held at  Hamilton on the^l-Jth hist., and the report  shows that the company i$ in a must found ami  prosp rous financial condition, and tiii'.tit still  continues to hold its place as tiie le.dinjj lite  assurance company of the Dominion. The following is a short synopsis of lhe report:  During 18-H,'-_89applicatioiiB for G.l;'i2,7G4'of j  insurance were received. OmJttii'g- the de- !  clined and deferred applications tlie actual is- j  sue o" the year was -6-J- policies mr ;_,-7..3l-. 1  This amount is an advance upon the Iiusi. ess |  ol the past two years.        ��� I  Tlie total business in force at; .1st December '  last was $75,-5.,241 of as.urances. under nearly J  35,' to policies, upon over in,00 J lives.    The payments of the polic\ holders amounted .to about  ���5l._00.000.  Tliesum of $22.;'i,0C0 was set aside as a special  provision towards a higher reserve basis,'to  which the lower rates of interest now obtainable makes it a prudent loik  forward.    Alter 1  making he provision for the reserve upon poll- I  cies and all other liabilities,'ilipre is left a  _ur- |  plus over all liabilities amounting to $J,S1S,7.7.  FINANCIAL   ABSTRACT   FOR   YEAR   1SJ.S.  IS  RICH   IN  LOW-   IN  PURE  PRICE  STRENGTH  and keeps its FRESHNESS and FULL  1 '   STRENGTH till used.  Premium Income (net)  Interest, Rents, Etc.  ...  ?2,107,-1?,? 72  Sr _ ,0lj J 7 J  S3,0-ri..J9 -M  raid Policyholders   Expenses, Taxes, Etc...  Balance    ASSETS, JAN. 1st., 1609.  Ledger  Assets.   other Assets   Total Assets   LIABILITIES.  Reserve  .1..9i,:i7i)  ..is.-iiM  1,3 -2, 74  ���Id '  7til  ���-3 I  *n3,0;JG,449 44  ���;10,--6.CG0 01  *-l-,lo7 32  ..0,033.817 03  WHY   NOT  TRY   IT ?  THE DYSQitf-GIBSON CO.  1  <i   General Insurance Agent,  FIltK CoxupaJiles. Keprosented:  Quebec Fire Assuranco Co.  Royal lnsur__.ee Co.  Sun Insurance Office  Union Assurance Society  ' All classes of Insurances transacted and losses  promptly and satisfactorily settled.  Assurance  cent)..  Special   Reserve  standard   All other Liabilities  Fund (4 .per   m,  towards   liigher  121,21(5 00  !2.,0TO CO '  173 Soo 41 "  Surplus over all Liabilities.  sis .-.(-.nt a 44  1,M.,7_7 -l)  ... v_S.8l7 __  _._r.j_.iA_.i>  ��� VD   VOOI' TAHI-KSj  Nj5\V- 'A*'" SECOND-HAND,  tv���   tfLKVS AND SUl-1'JAES.  ;.arge catalogue free.  THK I.E1D BROS., *2."*7 King West,j^ronto.  Minard's Liniment mmiFMim-   Imm llniM! B m oy Byslclalls'  The President. Mr. A. O. Ramsey, in moving  the adoption of ilie report, suid :  "It is the twenty-fourth year in y.-hieh I have  had the honor, us President;, of Mi-iiutiim; a report to you, and it is with the same sati.f.ieiion  and confidence as 1 have happily had n|,on all  these occasions, and indeed, during all thetorty  years of my connection with the company, that  I am ablo to point to the success and tlie suiuid  position wliicli the company occupies.  The new business during the year w.i-* in excess of tliat ot the previous, year. Sucli a result  speaks well for the public confidence i\ J_icli the  conipans' enjoys. Our new business has been  obtained without undue oxix-nio and with a  scrupulous eivi-e not to mislead applicants.''  Mr. Ramsay pointed out that it is pi'SMhle to  injure a Life ollice by giving it too much new  business, obtained at" too great co't. He pointed  out lhat tliere is too giear a ilisjiosition ior  coinp nies o congratulate tJiemei-lVes upon a  big new Jiiisiiie**^ and being in an app.rcuil.v  1 rosperous condition, w hen, ns a matier of unit  their resjorvo may lie iniideciuati:, Jumls badly  invested, oxpeiiMi of management ruiuuiK and  tirofits liitinitesinnl. TluVl.ig new biisiiii's-; is  like cliaril v in covering a multitude of iin-s, but  a big new husiiiess is rivit so much a nutter ol  merit ns a matter .if price.. Mr. Kams-'y mImi  jiointed out tliat (here arealnadv indicaiiuiis  that companies that, hiive ln-o;i mil-til\ evpanci-  ed and ditl'erenrly coiiducut'd trom tlie Cin.ida  Life, are sull'. ring llie etfoi-ts of their (lilTeri-nt  course, and that the groat t-oiii| aniis w h .*-e  business is of the largest aniouni, and w Iii sc  enormous growth ma Ices theni apparently of the  most progressive and prospenms'i haiaotcr, arc  just th >.o who havo been tlie ui"St eon-picuous  in the decline of the profits which they have  been able to give their policyholders.  Tlie ratio of the Canada "Life's e\pens.>s to  income was 13.01 per cent, in ISI'S. aud Mr  Rimsey invited lhi.-e present,to conipiire thit  with.lhe corresponding ratio of any oiher ci 111-  paiiy doing business 111 Canada, pt.iii-i.ing out  that "mere magnitude of business* wiiJiniu regard to cost, is a distinct and direct injury and  an injustice to our older pnlic.* holders. ��-lio^-  advantage and security should tie our p"*  care.'' ;.'���'��� ',���''������      - ,-, to flic 1'  President Ramsey also called of tent.-r, ohtuin-  continued decline in the rate of m%nU \00^aiS  able on satisfactory i!ive��une!'.y, )a-,V'S ylj(l.  to the fact that n Jite a*'-slll';'^[;u),ptk.ii of inter-.  gations are based.upon ;j'verv long iioricds. up.  est to be obtained ".V-a. matter oi prudent re-  tosfi.v th\y i'anJfAy ajid safety of the company  gard to '"'V'vholcl'ers that th'e conijiany should  and i'-" 1J, stYli iur.ther strong,hen the reserves  , Jireparj-jjL,i(,s> \v[tj,- tli:it iu view,!'a sum. of,  "I'ViXW lias boon set aside as a special fund to-  *^"vd'. a liigher valuation stanuard. Tlie wisdoiu  W'd nruilciu-o of this coui.se will commend  ifl-.'lf 10 all interested in-'the company.  Tho Vice-Pieoident, Mr. F..W. Gates, sec-  oncleii the adoption of the report, which was  unanimously carried. By a vote of 13'3 shares  to Uo-t it was resolved that it would be 111 the  interests of the. company that its chief place of  business slioul 'hereafter he in the city of Toronto. . _.. . , , , . ,.,,  The following Directors were elected to till  ttio placo of (hose retiring:  Mr. A. (i. Ramsay, Adam Brown,'Win.-Gibson, M. P.. J. W. Flavelle,' John 1-Io.skin, Q. C.,  and Z. A. Lash, Q. C.  At a subsequent meeting of tho directors Mr.  A. G. Ramsay and Mr. U\ \V. Gates were unanimously re-eieoted President and Vice-President  respectively.  that  ab-  it  It is the coffee  never fails to  g-'ive  solute satisfaction.  The seal which  bears is a guarantee  that its purity anJ  strength Jiave not ^en  7 ,,.,v.., and that  tampered \vJ"'>  itsuveb'/s  cfi&se &'; Sanborn*s  Seal Brand Coffee  :<J.CTPR ;'-SA"FES-^>'.-  Can yoti afford to bo ivilliout a Safe  when you can get one from  $15.00 up.  WILSON'S  COMPUTING  SCALES, .  ALSO  BAKERS'  AND  BUTCHERS'  SUPPLIES,  General Agents,  ,  V. O. Uox ->80.    M'iniiiiJCg, Man.  W. N   D.       211  1  mm  it  CjfflESSfcid*  m  "��� "^K^ OE2S3G?.
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'Published in the in .ere.*, of flic- jiponlp
of Movie and East Koolen.iv.
3.-M7TTH & -J-USGI.AViS,
J'". «J. SM VTII,
HATH. OT f.Uliiia.n-TION.
One Vcur W.0O.
All -oiiuuiini.fltin-sh.to t);e editor must lie
accompanied by tho wnfo.-'s jinnip and nddicss,
not necusMinly fur 7nibJi<-nnoii1 but ,\<* evidence
i-ffrood ffiith. Aclvertisijif,' rules made loiowii
upon application.' '
SATUKLAY- ..PRUTS,  1899.
X.I.A.)   ll.o.'j; ,CA.\"At)lA..N    MI.VJKS.
Buck Simmons walked, behind    the
i huge prru'ric-bflaking- plow, -vafchimr,
.with   evident   fcfi.isf action,  the choco,
j late-colored ribbons of earth whicli tne
- J'ubiisii.-r.«.   plow wa.s turning over,    Tl«*.t«.voyoke_.
Editor. ! of o,vc»n ."iftt dffcW the plow wore .show,
-.-_-—.-.—__- —;— { J»".   no  bic4hii-fi(iii  to hurry through
life, wliiph" didpot^ition was in-perfect
hnrmupy with JJuck's own id-lings on
tlie subject   He did not.believe in physical   jir.'c.ipjf-itioo   in connection with
common labor. To be in a hurry seemed
to him to be a species of folly that was .
totally inexcusable. *       ' j
On reaching 1 he end nearest the cabin
ha. brought the, team fo a halt, and, aL
lowing the cattle to graxe on. the luxuriant grass, seated himself on the
bf-am of thc plow olid lighted bis pipe,
'•Thnfo ain't, niu«jh better land than''
Mlk in tlveiM pa,rT.s,'' 'lu. mused, "aii' as
r   -r  n        i-n    t ,<      .,-  „     ,r- ft"4>  *v&"w-melons, it can't be beat this
J.J. Campbell of Ino   Halls  Mines,   ai|te uv ihe K<y;]^.-, TUli5
Lii_iited, addressed'tho ho.vd of   trade I'   A covered wa^n, drawn, by a pair of
recently on the lead question, says tho j •s]iabb.V j?Pi;rel niu'cs, came to a halt in
| ,wi th a wave of his hand.
j "As I war jLst sayiijl " he said, "tliL
j yore is no common cla!!_i; but thar aire
; tellers that, would try ter meek out
| like this—they wouldn't have tlie claim
.a* a. gift."
""Why, what da they say is the matter
with it?*" asked Billings, growing- interested.
" 'TabVt hardly; worUi repeatin'-,"
went oji Buck, ia a earless tone, *._C
puts it tliat it jVJe-akmsy uv theni, see-
iu' I've got tlioi best claim in tlie eat-
.lenient. Tf you seed one uv them tellers it's likely he'd any. that tliar can't
be no- water got on this yere claim.
He'd say, that the we'1-borcr war hvaran' boredXbpu.JJOO feet an'got no wa-
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oif work for the
week. A J.u::L.'i't.' .
I reckon I'll knoei
day."
And lie sat down and began to ex
amine the money he had received, as
suring himself that it was genuine..
•'Til tell ye, Mandy."' he said, "a" fel-
'■ '■ 'Viii'f V- ',.'> \pf—fii] in'::•:••■*-'---■' "
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BKEWERY.
Nelson Tribune. He haa a
his own for in proving present con
ditioii-v, whicli die says should ' meet
with ,1110 approval of the Canadian
miner, smelter and load manufacturer.
Hi. plan was to induce tlie govorn-
int'iir. to permit lead mined aud
smelted in Canada,,but rcfjh.d in the
United .States, to re-enter Couada   "ree
i-l"in   nf   tl>fi v,>ad r'lo^ebri Md a bushy-boarded
1)J<lu   0] i miri, got out. v   «
J ter.   Tluit would be a lie, 'cause lie only
bored  -100  feet,  but I'll alius' believe
he'd' 'a' got wqter if he'd 'a* bored deep
enough.   Theoct eome object    ter   the
claim 'atrise. they says I've settled on
a scJiobl section, which ain't open for
settlement, an' that I'll haf tex git off
soon as  a  school board is organized.
But how the Sam Hill do they know
who' the  school board's goin' ter be,
an'  how  can   they  tell  what  they're
for do   'fore.
ASf-o.o.Diojit Work Contrncls Taken.
Parties wishing to have assessment
work done on claims in; (he vicinity of
Moyie, will do well to consult or write
the undersigned for lerm$. Work-
loft in my care will be promptly at-
ended to, and sa tisJac'ion w-.il be
guaranteed.      , '   S. A. SCOTT.
FINE LAGER, BEEH
AND PORTER
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OjvDEKS  PjlQiiPTLV   ATTENDED TO.
R. Rieestrer  and Co., Props.
NELSONI, B. C
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ffom', fer do   'fore. , they're    elected ?
i,,h. „„',A,,1,.,,. „ ,    ,. .„. j Some people docs meek me have that
Aly name k 'hlling..— 2eke }.illiDgs,v     fired feel.n'!"
1i,-j ...lid, a?, he _".rme up to the. spot where
Buck was fvaiyd: "I'm looking for a
claim to buy. Can you direct me tn
whetv J can fuid a good one. which I
c-nuht riiirohavs-znt a rt-asouableiigurv?"
,    "Why, if that is thc case,'-' broke in
Billings, "I don't know as—"
■  "I ain',t tlirough yit," pub in Buck.
"Let me tell ye all thc onery skunlis'
•aire doin' ter ruin the' reperfoshun uv
^o^U^^ \* *?? ^ ter ^ J«e uv the Injun
of duty. As the United States government already permitted the smelling and refining of foreign lead, in
bond, there would be no diflicuty in
the way of putting the new plan, into
efl.ct,.    , '
A.s   matters stand  at present", the
American .smelters pay the  Canadian
miners the New-York price  for lead,
less lhe United States duty, and ns, all
Canadian lead hull-ion at present has
lo go to the United  States,  the Canadian      smelters    do •■   the      same.
ISTeitiier in thc case   of  th'e ,,American
or the Canadian smelter was the duty
ever paid.    The   lead-going  into  tho
United States was refined in bond and
used   by  the  American   smelters   for
their   export  trade.      The American
smelters in offering ■ the  rates, whicli
they cio for the treatment of Canadian
lead, take into account in  connection
Buck, rviJiov Lujtf his pipe, from his niouth
! and'blowing J-Vlpud of smoke from his
boarded lips,
"That's fortunate,'' responded thr?
stranger. MTixci. I may infer that you.
can give me tlie dO-Lrcd inforniatk>n ?".
"Y-e-'vescd it."
"Thank you. Is th_ land in question
near here?"     ' *   -   ■     •
territory, no' that'the road agents an'
robbers would kill a feller off as fast
as he could po;_pe hya,r„ van1!' that sich
vLshus biv.ninm-.tits 'would lie the
sp'ilin' uv the vSOciety"uv the neighborhood ; but th&r ha/n't been but two
men killed on. this yere claim since I
come, here, wliich is -full six months
ago, an' them war both strangers who
HOTEL FOR SALE. '
The Lake Shore Ho'ol in, IMoyie is
for sale; Tlie building is 2(ix_j3 in
siso; has 10 bedrooms, bar rooin, ollice, dining room and kitchen ; furn-
i-iicd'.hrougliout'aii(lrin a gbud ka.
ticn.    For further particulars apply to
CbAVTOX, Ma.VIJEJ, cV-'Cq.,
or lo   "    '      Nrl&on;'
J. (*r. Lr.\])SAy,^iMoviE.
ADDRESS
NELSON.
'TJr,i,+. c,--, .•^„.     ji         t .        ■ *=■"> '*"■   ""="-1 vi^r aoui strangers who
Bout- «x mchos from, wlic-ro ye're    war caziipin' in the road hyarrL' neve?
Your own claim is for
standing.*'
"Ah,   r s&e
sale?"
"Ifc,can be bought." '•
"How much land is in yonr claim?,
A full quarter section ?" ■ '        /
"Ye've sed it." - ^
"Is the land good ?"■
"Think I'd be a-plovyin'-'poro land?
What do ye talce me fer? Must think
I'm powerful fond uv work!"
'"Ko qifen-v, I assure you,"- 'replied
Billings.    "What adyaiuag«'. docs your
claim possess besides fc"\a'b"-^ientioned ?"'•
-.ain't _ut>rxi Au four miles ter wa-
.te.r.» " " '      "
"Why, do, yoii call four miles from
wTater cJo,sc_?H ' '
"Ye 'would if ye'd hauled it 26 miles
a-stanclin" g'ard none.   Whatever else
could sich chumps expect?"     >      ■■'!
"That is horrible!" &aid Billings,
with a shiver. "As I were goipg to say,
in. that case—"
,"I ain't through yit," continued Buck.
'Ts an honest man, an' b'lieves in tell-
in' the whole story which them slanderers aire so fond uv exaggeratin'.
Some puts it that the 'snaiks on this
yere claim is its greatest drawback,
na' ter hear ?em talk ye'd think that
77"
Is the Only Cure  Specially   Prepared
FOR   ,
KOOTENAY
Coughs and
Colds   * :
Scutch.: JUail 50 Cents.
R- E, BEA-TTIE,   ,   '
Druggist, CltA>-JUtOOK,  Ii. C
T
Tr:
a*
Bottle
Fricp^ Given and Orders
Taken on Everything in
Tlje Printing Line at the
Fort Steele Mercantile1 KAUFFMAN HO U
with their'trea'menl rate,the  amount  %r'one season."
which they save   through   not   being I ^ "But^ wouldn't live in such a coun
obliged to pay   (ho   United  States' in-
port ,ihi(y.    It should not  be thought
that the United States smelters   made
a clean profit   of   the   amount   saved
through the export or Canadian   leads,
because as the one   and   a  half  cents
per pound were taken into  account in
the,fixing of   the   treatment  rate, it
would merely mean that higher   treat-
try as tliat,.   A man wouldn't get any-
■ thing but water-hauling clone."
I     "Thar  warn't  anything else ter do
■.liar." °
"Didn't you raise any props ?"
'"Xary cro-p.j'*-
"What made you stay in such a coun-
_t-T,?"   , '  ," "
"Couldn'-t. git away.""
'■WHatnaadey-^go there?" ?
'"Per git a <&ifri.'
"Why. what -^n. parth. could you want I
ment rates would   be   charged  should j with a claimin^'plaVcW't^t?'
this saving bo lost to (he smelters.        |     ''A maja'sgoi ler nieVk a livinV
With respect to
receiwl  into  Can ad',
said that the imports ot lead at   pre
ent were greater than the lead product j     "How did yc& Suappejp to find abuy
of all the   mines   of  Kootenav.    Tliis
a feller- couldn't stay hyar 15 minnets
• without bein" swallered by them;  but
wait till I tells ye the true facts.   Now,
these yere snaiks aire perty bad, 'less
3re know how ter take 'em.   A feller
must wear high boots an' keep his eyes
peeled.   Then I wears er buskskin suit
■under my other clothes, which has saved
my life more 'an once. Vow, thar was
llufi"g7 Jones, who lived over thar on
the next claim.  ,Ho come, over ter see
me  one day,   'lowin' he ain't 'afeared
of no snaik livin'.   He wam't the man
ter listen  ter  no .-reason;    he* come3
arwearin'  of  them low  dude gaiters,
an' the first thing he knows he's bit
with   one  uv  them  snaiks.    Well,  he
slobbers 'round a little, takes a fit, try-
in' ter kill everybody, then curls up an'-
dies  deader  'an Moses.    'Twarn't my
fault, seein' as how be had been warned;
but some folic, will be fools., Uv course,
accidents will sometimes happen, even
PATRONIZE
WHITE LABpR
■ By Sencliiifr Your Work To thc
Lake Shore laundry.
PITJLIF -CONJiAD, Prop.
GOOD WORK:. PPJCBS"'KEASO_r.._._,l-
"<- ,',
COMPANY.   (LIMITED.)
;• yi
'h't
yi
■y-:c
~H
We curry coin*>let_ linos of
cr?"
showed that there was alreadv a   Can-
 ,v,.        ,Wi_U,JV        cwj.     uci,       UUli    1L>    41iJ
happened like this:    One night one uv
them dad blamed snaiks gits an' hides
itself  in  the  bed,'an' the first,tiling
we knows _•_ andy is bit.   It warn't her
fault, fer who'd think uv wearin' snaik
pertecters in the bed ?  Well, she purn ps
a gallun uv my best whisky down her
throat, an' it kinder newteralizes that
3'ere pizen, so instead uv dyin1 she only
has some fits.   Mandy ain't no" slouch
in a skirmosh, an'-when them fits comes
on ye'd be safe in 'iowin' that I had
my hands full.   She gits the corn-knife,
'lowin' that everybody is after her, an'
out  she goes,  slashin' at cverythiug,
dangcrus like.   It's about daylight by
__      *biS t,imG' an' sllc u*ects Sol.ifiller. who
stay hvar long an' be a tenderfoot. Ye'Jl I ^ °ut ear]jr Iookin' fer his mules.   She '
,. . , say so 'fore y.'re hyar a year.   Now, i mT^s  'Cr him' an' lfore lie eiTS <*"" ter
adian lead manufacturer,   in   u  conn- |  this vere claim uvmiiio—" ' Aviat 6^c's dri«n' at, she has sliced off
try in which lead   was   produced,   had |      "To be- sure,-we were tehin-r -iw I ?ne ?* bLji yCarS' an'lie OIlJ-y 'scaPcs b-v
^V   th. world,   mai-ket   price   *_ I ^ ^».   ^
lead, plus the freight to   London, plus . ^ "'0f^^-^?i fl'P^^'^r could ' uv my best dog off, an' after she had
•lie freight back   from   London,   plus j £; ffi 1%™kci^jfy, ^llku ^ ^ ' **«* *** u* «« one uv my hx>sses, '
UK 15 per ceai duty at   the  C_a«di«n ! Sf SoSe,1 SS^£?SSS   ^ ^ ^ ^ *T «ulet lito
f-'ii>r.    It could therefore be  easily | ^J'th ^-" ^"n   ^r avvhile, but them fite vvLU com,
im..'r.... -1   fli.nt.il'    il,r^o    ,„.n   I....;....', i      ''Ye've fed it."
""\VJiat would you call a fair price for i
your claim?"' j
" 'Bout or thonsan' dollars." !
"A thousand dollars.' Why, man, I
can get as good a claim as can bi found
in the county for $200. Remember you
can give no deed, but only quit j-our
cla'rn."
"1 .'ikewise knows all that; but this
yere Vn't no common claim. .Sav $500?"
"Xo.    Two fifty is iJie most "I can
•V'. c. '
,lIt alius ram&d onoet a year; then
]• .       .       _,        ,.   ,   ■ ; we hus'led ter sell out'fore the ground
adian market "or  Canadian   lead, and | dried.   That was our bizy time,"
it was absurd that bofore the produc t j "V,"hat do 3-011 suppose'a man would'
of the Canadian lead mines could ! thir^c ot *""ou for selling him such a
reach "the Canadian lead manufac j ^Wer stayed ter see."
turersit had to pa,s through the! "I &upix)se not. What did the m_u_
United States refineries and be subject! that bought your claim do when he
to  a   Canadian    dutv    upon   re-en trv ' :)-ouricl ont what land of a place hehad
hUo  Canada.    At  present   there   was'! S%ZlV'i\ .   n-,,''       .    •   ,,"       '
^v,,,r„i,-j -   .    ,-•       i ,.,.-- Lived thar till the next rain."
imported into Canada annually 6,000,-1     "What then?1!
000    pounds     of     raw   lead,     upon'     "Ho'sold out ter another feller.  Tho |
which, a duty ol 15 per cent was   paid. , wcst i& a Rreat edicator.   A feller can't
Thc result of (his was   that   die   Can-
LAKE   SHORE
Barber Shop.
*NTe>[_ door to the Movie Lkader office
XV. A. 1IAJ11LTON,  Prop.
3*egin the new year right by
sending your subscription tc.
Dry Goodsj
Groceries,
Hardware.
WLXES,   LIQUOES
i*^7.' -r^A'i-* -~^--
TA
\SD   CIGARS
wiioLs._Ai.n V'-'-'v-V"'-•■" ^A-'A:
moyie',   east kootenay. b. c.
.      . , v»
Tlie above hotel ha. been recently erected, and neatly   furnished   through-
but. - '
1   '- l   '
Cosy   and Comfortable   Rqom$
Tlie bar is supplied   with   (lie'
best  brain's   of liquors   and
cigars.
Headquarters for Mining- Men.
Cranhronlc,   —   Fort Steelo
Wardner.
\\rirKx in  Ci-ANnROOK  Cau.   at the
PIONEER
A.  L McKILLOP
-r**
A@.SA^_EII$9
■1  that if   ihps-e    two   freight
■ •   1 i"r  cent   (luiy   could   he
the
ii ,n
■id
niaiuifacturor   of   the
1
hem    upon   ,<\
"nip
•il
not
but
'ion
•aii
vVC'.
Vi
'stear
from
Feel]
the
brewj
iubl';
on it
,cate'7
are i|
Tf
of V
chur7
Ass
- i
Hr
Parri
lived'
liOt '..'
riieu*
beat; ;
co US'.-
Hoiri :
iiisai
:iv
east   it
better foo.iui.
only-to supply lhe;vv. •
the export field a. \tfcJ..'^-■        '.    •  ■'
:Preat and growing market toi^.^
he Orient, and if the,0a,;vi.^-^
manu"acturei's could 'bbouxc ^    oOm
,M,or.. trade   a  sufficient • mai
■u*n '   e c
- w.:j.
~ud  Iin'
Air-.
i  -
■in the e
t wo
.ead to
"•V, r>.
— '      ■,,!,.   iMvurnl   for .Canadian ' &w. dsys., '-
\et would   bc./.it.ucu ._,„..!._»>.
•yaurn."
i'l 1. 7,ie back in a
'-   t1'^  t;apers fixod
Mil :.;  ],-it i.!'-7- jt
'"er tor m<-, :.-n*
■ ' mei-'.,y  V
V-um i\- ;•
"   tlu-.
;;°pst.*,i^w-^^
ivoii*!'.
a-n
could
over
A ..antit
the' Koo.en
Vhe   advantage   v.u.*."   "" .   •
,-eiincry    would _ ha
U-art'iqr-'hy   Oncni
understood.
akewiU be break
iho  opporUm
',f uppri.in.   Colonel   Hrayton   0
Uu'l if He intend.-- 1
aid in three dayt", ^^'
come
back on her
"That Is enough," interrupted thc
stranger. "1 wouldn't live on this claim
for all the land in the county. Give me
back my money, and we will call the
trade oft."
Wo, wo don't," replied Buck. "I reckon the contract don't say nothin' a" mi
giviu' the money back." If ye want the
claim, pay the rest an' it's yourn; but
if not, the 25 is mine. That's the contract." '     '
He was; interrupted by a shriek which
issued from thc cabin, and the next moment the figure, of a woman emerged
from the door.ancl came running -wildly
across the prairie, nourishing a corn
knife about her head.
"Blame my cats, that's Mandy bavin'
one uv them fits!" cried Buck. "■'Look
ci-ii <"er yerself an' team,stranger, while
*. r-.no Vr a rope!"
T;Put  BilU"">".s .did not wait to listen.
TVith one b.niad he was in his wagon,
a _ moment  later   had lashed the
;to ,-1, gallop and was disappeax-
•,.    "'"•'trail in a cloud of dust.
'.'■round-the' cabin, the
•~uit, and this-'Was
r was well out
And eoe the largest stock in
•t East Kootenay. We have
everything you require in
* shelf and-builder', hardware,
paints, oils, glass, stoves and
tinware. Tinshop in connection.
G. H. iM'INEll, Prop., ^Ci-AvVimook,
I\TELS0JV,
B. 0,
If You
Want Anything
IN THE DRUG LINE OH
ASSAYJ-JIS',   SUPPLIES,
C4II on or write
W. P. TEET2EL & CO.,
NKJ.SOX. JJ. C.
MEIiCMAiVT TAILOR,
i
\ QRANBEOOK.
.Repairing Neatly and Promptly Kx-
ccuted. Special Attention (Jiven
to Mail Olden..'
Suits Made  to   Order.
CANADIAN PACIFIC
RAILWAY
—AiS'L—
Soo    Line,
CANADA'S
NATIOMAL
HIGHWAY
'I'iu- Short uml i'.'.-i
Houtf to und I in''
KOOTIiNAV
CtlCN'UiV
Kemember it is only
E?B!^_!^!^«_?!__M_fi^s^vw^
mala-, it pioliUible    . ,,,-,,     .-_._.«„ ..	
refinprvin lvootenay.    As reflued lead ^^ a'^,,
Uigbt prefcronco of .IB per   ^} ^^. ^ ***. '
beea>TnSdte^^
;     ^That fi- t^ TJ^^S'pay   Dickon -hoV ^^%S^^
lh "'    " ^)le' - ■•    ThatHnaikfitorySsoa
t out of this
Paeific to the Atlantic,      ^ss
""at into the
'■   .   : "^aicl
A. lhe iccj on tho
-v, we- tak<-.
111. in
(VY
the I .<'■
anorl
. ,n, 1 .„„. lhA if He iutends h. can, v».. regt Qf UlC inoI,ey aaiu  — r- „,    ,
his   ,ci,cnie   uf  vnuvin^   tho   .,11^, ^^ of ^ daim.; Btepfl ; tajj^      ^ ^  ^ H,
|   IV    Wonldillie   poSsil,lu   U.»l   U''M
©a\  f*^.,.,.,\ imc ViP>f>.r.ivie discouragou. I.
IV-
»m
tfpSKrfi JSJClvu^xtSiT^ pt, ?','j>ii,
Lngei: beejvoltl   by the   Keg 0|*  i\o-m
b()ttle_.      V
Bottled Beor
in Stock, ,f,
Oatsido Order. Givon Strict Alton lioi
Seeping CarlUiiite,   'l'ouii-l     ',■
Cars leave  Seattle .daily   for    '
St.   Paijl. ■    Wednesdays   for
,"iMontrcal and l}»$loh-   Mon-
duy. and Eritlays for Torauto.'
Eir.t Class Sleepers oh    all
Main Lino Trains
Oonneeting Xn-weekljr
Kootenay Landing.
Ap|ily foi' llfiloii, MupH, Timp CiH-ck, T/fjivul- fiml
Full hifoi'iniiiinii taxWVst, lqciiI
Aj.ent:,,or
V'.'W ANDKItHON, ft. J.. 00VI,IC,
T. P. A, Koliion, i), j-. a„ Vnncoyur,
tiKB_-.no-lire, our UiiJcct, roads via. r.  P, [i,
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