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REVELSTOKE, B. C��� APRIL- 30, 1892,
������"i     al       "
The Steamer MARION will leave
Rovolstoko every fourth day for Robson, oonneoting us nearly uh possible
with trains to Nelson.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Goldou, iJ.C.
Silver, Gold or Loud, eaoh,,.. $1,150
do, combined   '6.00
Silver anil Lead    2.60
Silver and Gold    '2.00
Silver and Copper    B.B0
Silver, Gold uml Copper    ' ""
Silver, Gold, Lead unci Copper
Other prioos on npplloution,
cash with SAMPLES.
C?orliiic*ii(��.,s   forwarded
���<-t ti rn ol mail.
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near OP.R. Station)
It E V E L STOKE,    B.C.
A  NOI1I11* STOCK  01-
lisli Worsteds, Scotch and    ���*)    fi   |j
���ish Tweeds and Serges      �����;��  X ��� SXa
Good Cellar, -twuiut
and large (*arden.
Can bo viewed ou  application at
Stockholm  House
The Dining-room is furnished with the
beet the market affords.
I The bur is supplied with a choice stock
of wines,liquors and cigars,
The largest nnd most central Hotel in
tbe city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bitrund
billiard room attached ; Are proof safe,
some choice seed
a lot in Nelson
P. Eraser has
potatoes for sale.
F. B, Wells sold
last week for 82,000.
Mr. li. Mai-pole, supt. C.P.R., *urt
for Nelson on Thursday,
Lave- Cowan, of tho Victoria, wont
down river on Thureday,
,1.1'rc-d Bumogavo 82,300 for a
Nelson lot ou Wedneudav, aud W A
Jowett bought ono for 8150.
Rov. Mr, Ladner will pronoh ���������
morrow in tho Mothodist Church
morning at 10.30, evening at 7,ao,'
All are oordially invited.
Presbyterian services will be bold
"���morrow afternoon at 2 o'olooli in
"io boarding-bouse at the sawmill
and in tho church at 7.30. '
Tlio river is not rising as rapidly '
as was anticipated a low day?Z
o im to ,, change in the weather
Considerable snow still JiCR on the
atrS' o'pVi0���' ""ODOral f*'<%ht
agent, C.P.R., ]s on tho str. Lytton
upenntendiug the remov   o  ��
Hi'eat quanity of height wbieh h���
"oonmulated at Revelstoke,
over the business lately carried on
oy It. L, Lemon, will open up to
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
As will bo seen in ourllleoillewaet
correspondent's letter, there ure some
very rich ledges opened out at Fish
Creek,   Jlr. Anderson, u gontlow.-m
from Hamilton, Out., who hus bud
ill years' experience of mining in
different parts of tlio world, says:
"Pish Creek is destined to be one of
the best mining camps on the American  continent."    Illecillewaet und
Revelstoko had better begin to advertise themselves.    It is lucky that
Nelson cannot grub Fish Creek, too.
The distance would uot deter them,
but, fortunately, Fish Creek lies in
the Revelstoke dislrict,
Many people are not aware that it
is the wrapper of tho tobacco which
gives tho color to the plug1, and are
therefore often deceived by a handsome outside appearance. The wrap-
pot- is a single lilm of loaf wrapped
i around the plug and is never good
smoking tobacco.   It ia costly ouly
because of its iiuo color.   In the
" Myrtle Navy "  braud  the chief
attention is paid to tho "liilor," that
is, tho inside of tho plug.   It is tbis
which determines tho smoking quality of auy tobacco.   A tobacco oan
bo made to look as  well as  the
"Myrtle Navy" without niuoh trouble
or expense, but it may at the same
time be a very inferior article.
At the meeting of tho Columbia
No, 43.
Parties desiring a good uwfketabata
Potato should order at once, from 1*'.
Fuaseh, Box 217, Revelstoke P.O.
Prico 2 oents per lb,
Tiie J>
The Belmour-Gray Imperial Company   performed   three   nights  in
Bourne's  Hall   during   their  stay
here.    On Friday night " Solomon
Isaaos" was witnessed by a well-.
filled houso and gave groat satisfaction, if tlio frequent applause could
be taken as evidence.    Miss Kato
DalgJoish   always   pleases   by   her
realistic acting, and on tbis occasion
she surpassed herself.   Mr, C. .M,
I Cray is the funny man of tbo coni-
i pany, and i3 irresistible in Iho art of
amusing.    As tho crafty Isaacs bo
might be  said  to have "brought
dowu  the  house,"    Mr.  Eelmotir
acted thc part of tho cool, oynical
villain to a T.   As the hero of tbe
piece Mr. Armstrong was a powerful
delineator, while tbo old soakor wbo
was "not half full
E. McCaRTHJ*    -
a Specialty.
Fir, Hemic ck & Cedar,
9JL8ff SXVttStt
To all Parts at Right Prices.
Kootenay Lake
Large Stocks on hand.
Preparations are boing made for the
Groat Puildiug Boom of 1802.
Revelstoke k Nelson,
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodging ��5 Pur. Week.
MEALS, 25c.      UKDS 25c.
This hotel is situated conveuientto the
[ station, is comfortably furnished, und
affords iirst class accommodation.
Royal Mail Lines.
... hwah   ,,.;UJ..
It is stated thut forty men are on-
gaged in clearing tho townsite at tho
Nakusp Creek for tho C.P.R. Co,,
and that thirty acres will bo sold in
town lots early noxt month.
m.. -   ��*���  '
_  yet" appeared,
under tho skilful handling of a\ir. ,*?.
llobinson, to  be  very  real.    The
_.. ���_.--",��  stolen child was ably personated by
last Tuesday, it  one of our boys-Walter Pickle. On
t a new hall some   Sattirdnv ni��M- 'i"* ���-*     ""
  Diuieu ouuu was ably personated by
_, ��Buauu, wm open up to*  Lodge, I.O.G.T., last Tuesday, it one of our boys���Walter Pickle. On
day with au entirely new stock. Look   was decided to erect a new hall some Saturday night the play was " Hazel
out for his advt. next woek. tim6 during the coming summer if Kirko," wbieh attracted a very good
ated that forty men are on-  f��e necessary funds were forthoom- house. On Monday the ever-popular
���io���,.,'..~ai.- ���       ��� IDg-   The lodge.is in a prosperous "Ens* T.t.n������      *
condition and its meetings aro well
attended. Several new members aro
about to join, and tho hope was ex-
nrosflc.,1   din*   at.*
,       .. aoout to join, and tho hope was ex-
����. iocs eany next month. prmed -^ ^  ^     wmU
The Nelson Miner was sold this continue to bo as interesting as they
week to Messrs. Bogle & Whalley, are now. The following were elected
real estato agents, for the sum of nffl<����.= ��-*- '"���-
$3 MM     Ti  .-���
PARISIAN....Allan Line.'Mfe
MONGOLIAN        ������ April SS
SN' .-^minion Line. .April 9th
SAENIA " April 23rd
uI     aa a   T .Flom New York
Qm.rnr,     Allan State Line,
SK?iSKVipril21s'l|"   ���meter, who is  a,
BRITANNIC - J I X^%*S��"�� ����*
real estato agODts, for the sum of
83,500, It appears tho real estato
business will still continue to dominate the Miner.
According to tho MlWR, Nelson
ran out of tobacco last week. One
commodity, however, seems to be
inexhaustible there, and from present appearances not likely to go up
in smoke���townsite lots,
Gardening is general in this neighborhood, and a great deal of new
land is being cleared for planting.
Stump burniug is in vogue just now,
und a score of fires can be seen iu
different parts of the townsito.
Mr. Joshua Davios, of Victoria,
held a sule of town lots at Nelson nu
Wednesday, when of the 12.1 offered
about CO were sold, realizing something like $32,000, or au average of
��5i<0 per lot. Thu highest price
reached was ��2,000 for a 50-Iuot lot
on the main street.
Mr, C. E. C. Brown, dentist, of
New Westminster, who is  an eu
.1 i. '-'
 .lowing wore electee
officers for tho ousuing term;���A. E.
Pennison, CT. ; Sist. May Adair,
V.C.T.; C. Ladner, soc.; Sist. E.
Ladner, assist, sec.; 0. Lindmark,
F. sec.; AV. Dickey, treas.; It. llob-
son, chap.; E, Picurd, M.; Sist,
Mabel Adair, G.; H. Smythe, seut.;
W. Phipps, P.C.T.
Cabin ��10, 845, 850, ��60, ��70, ��80 upwards.
Intermediate, ��25 ; Steerage, ��20.
I-Wonge.s ticketed   through   to all
points in Great Britain and Ireland, and
at specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke ;
or to Robert Kerr, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
A Full and Complete Line of
Toilet Articles, Wall Paper, fto.
W Cigars at Wholesale, ���^J
Raymond Sowing Machines kept
in stock. '
Coffins. Cnskets. Shrouds &c
carried in Stock,
Myrtle Navy
IS llttifi'n
T. & B.
In Bronze Loiters.
v ��  jaaaalialCIl  Ul   l ll 0  Ollt*
loor groups at Revelstoke���the ohildren at the public school and the
employees at tbe mill���both negatives being excellent.
The str, Marion arrived op from
Robson on Monday morning, bringing three passengers, She was enabled to come right up to ber moorings just off tho bottom of Maiu-
street. She left again on Wednesday with a heavy cargo of merchandise, etc., for Nelson.
The sheriff's sale of mining olaims
at Illecillowaot which was advertised
to take place on the 28th April, bus
been postponed to Thursday, 26th
May. Tho rich ledges now boing
opened up at Fish Creek must cer-
taiuly enhance the value of mining
property in the viciuity of Illecillewaet.
Mr. J. Kirkup, deputy-sheriff, held
an auction sale at "The Senate"
saloon on Monday, under a distress
warrant for rent, issued at tho instance of Mrs. Waring for tho sum
of 8110. Goods to lbe amount of
8175 (which inoluded JG5 costs) woro
sold. Mr. J. IV. Thomson was tho
agent for tho landlady. Tbo bar and I
I fixtures, belonging to llio lato ooou-
| pier, wero not sold,
Tho April number of Canada, tho
interesting nnd patriotic monthly
published by Matthew R. Knight at
Puiiloti, New Brunswick, has just
been reoeived. It contains poetry,
history and fiction by sonic of our
best writers, wilb "Our Onn Poets,"
"Canudiana," "Homo Topics," "Our
Yonng People," editorial and liter,
ary notes, etc Five of the provinces
of tbe Dominion aro represented by
tbe contributors to Ibis number,
Price 81 a year. The only ohcap
thing about it is tho prico.
Geo. Laforme, Andrew Hunker,
Andrew Park aud a Chinaman arrived at Eevelstoke on Thursday
eight from Pig lknd, whero the threo
lattor bave spent tho winter mining
for gold. They camo down on a raft,
and tho last 50 miles' woro done in
10y hours, the current of tho Columbia being notod for its swiftness.
Tbey have done very well during the
winter, bringing .lown about 81,500
worth of nuggets, Somo of tho dirt
panned oul as high aa 810 a pan.
Geo, Laforrnu will bike his pack train
to Dig Jiciid ono trip, at least, us soon
us the snow oJenrs off, wbieh at present Ins very deep on tlm banks of
the river north of Rovelstoke,
Arrival of the Lytton.
Oa Sunday afternoon about 4.30 a
familiar whistle was heard on the
liver, and many persons went to tbi)
highlands overlooking the Columbia
to greet the  arrival   of   our old
favorite, tbe steamer Lytton, which
lias not  been  seen in Rovolstoko
smco last  fall.    There was somo
cheering as  sbe   came into view
atouud tlie bend with her flag*, flying.   Then she dropped clown tiie
river out of sight.   Tbis was a littlo
disappointing, as it was thought she
could uot oome up to the wharf.
Shortly  afterwards,   however,   sho
ciime in view once more, and it was
not long before sbe was alongside
her old berth, passing the Columbia
(which  was fl.\iug  the Stars and
Stripes) aud Kootonay ou tho way.
Her arrival was celebrated by tho
chief mate iu a rather uuusual manner, In throwing the eud of a heavy
hawser on to tbe landing-stage he
took it into his head to follow the
rope, but lie either miscalculated tbe
distance or his strength, as he fell
short of his objective point and went
dowu between the steamer aud the
wharf.   He was promptly fished out,
not much hurt, but very drippingly
wet.   Luring Monday morning tho
Lytton took on board somo express
packages and light freight direct
from the cars, but the water iu tho
river is not yet high enough for tho
Bteamer to load down with her usual
cargo, and all hoavy murchandiso
had to be left behind, although most
of tho towns down rivor aro suffering
from scarcity,   In tho afternoon sho
wus brought to tbo upper wharf in
company with tho Columbia, whore
both   boats   received  au immense
quantity of passongora' baggage At
lour o'clock tbo uext morning they
startod for Robson, oach carrying
Iter full complement of passengers.
The Columbia will not return, ber
"East Lynue" was produced, and
hero again Miss Dalgleiah, as Lady
Isabel, excelled,    Mr, Armstrong's
presentment of Archibald  Carlylo
wus a great success.   Tho parts of
Barbara Hare, Miss Cornoy and tho
villain Lovison were ably sustained,
but it seemed an absurdity to mike
Richard Hare, the simple; youth of
ID or 20, assume the appearance of
a middle-aged man.    Littlo \V:llio
was represented by Walter Bioi.le.
Tbe company left Tuesday mormug
on str. Columbia for Nelson, whero
they intend building a theatre,
route for the summer being betweflu
Kobson and Little Dalles, Early on
Wednesday afternoon the Lytton was
back iu Revelstoko, and ou Thursday
morning at daylight sho again left
for Rohsou.
KWTOffwy-'^Vf w��?iT> 'Ifi-f-M
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.10daily,
Pacific        " "     10,52   "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, St, 1'iiul,
Chicago, Now York aud Boston.
Kates 85 to ��10 lowor than nny other
other route,
Specially lilted Colonist Cars, in
charge of n Porter, for the ticconiino
elation of Passengers holding second
olass tiokots. Passengers booked to
und from id! European points ut
Lowes'. Kales.
Low freight Rntos, Quick despatch, Merohnnts will saw money
bv having their freight routed via
the (J. P. li.
' Anst, (ien'l Froight Ag't, Vnoouver,
Illecillewaet, April 28th.
Mr, Anderson, the mining expert
who has been examining Fish Creek
claims on behalf of Messrs, Ryokman,
I Wood, and other Hamilton capital*-
I isls, returued from tlmt locality last
' night.   In an interview with your
correspondent Mr, Anderson said :
"I want nothing put in circulation
but the  plain, unvarnished truth,
aud auy statement I make regardirg
Fish Creek can be authenticated at
any time.   Tbe claims arc situated
on the side of Mount Ami���named
after H. M. Ami, of the Geological
Survey���and just here I would like
to moution tbat it was Professor Ami
who first brought Fish Creek's great
probabilities to the uotice of myself
and associates.    I have found his
report to bu correct in every particular and hope to see him out hero
again this summer.   Tho formation
run-in thc following order:���Uppermost granite,  then  gneiss, schist,
serpentine,  couutry rock,  syeuite,
and several bands of basalt,   Tho
mouutaiu looks as if it was painted
red.   This is caused by the preva-
leuoo of oxides of iron ���a very promising sigu.   The ledge, which has
been traced for a distauco of tivo
milos, dips N. by E, at an augle of
15 deg. and bends similar to a rainbow.  Luring my examination I saw
several beautiful outoroppings iu tho
ledge.  One iu particular, ou a claim
owned by Mrs. Scott aud .Mr. Ryokman. At this poiut the solid mineral
vein in tho lode is 11 inohes thick
and shows b' inches of carbonates.
With tho aid of iron burs we turned
out a solid oubc of galeuu measuring
Hin, by 21in. by llm., which would
weigh about 700 lbs.   There was uot
u seam or daw iu it.   I have had 21
years' experience in mining iu Spain,
New Mexico aud the Western States,
and 1 havo never before souu s licit
line surface  showings.    Taiie tuo
"Elizabeth," for instauoe,    Why,
we could ship ore immediately irom
that claim, as it Is a naturally do-.
veloped property.''   Iu conclusion,
ho said : ���' From present appearanoet
j I have uo hesitation iu saying that
' Fiob CreeK is destined to be ouo of
tho best miuiug camiis ou the American ooiitiuent.
Dove Woolsey, who has beon doing
assc.ssiuuut work ou tho "Atitiio,'' a
claim ou Fish Creek, arrived iu town
last night. His claim shows ten
inches solid mineral on the south
eud, but in starting work be com-
muueed ou tho north end and followed a seam uo more than an inch
in width, which widened out to four
inches at a poiut 60 feet from the
starting place, About a ton of beautiful ore was taken out while drifting
that distance The excitemeut is at
fever heat, and all those fortunate
enough to boll claims at Fish Creek
only touch the high places.
Str, Lytton leaves Ilovelstoke at
doylight on Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday, oonuectiug at iiohcuu v, ith
trains lor .Nelson, a glory of (in- Australian Bush.
" Helm, old man, we've lost the track !"
" Don't bo ii bowling idiot, man. Lost 1
how could we. he lost? Why, there's the
track rigid ahead, and pretty fresh, too."
liut Anderson thing himself oil' bis horse
on to the dry crisp grass and covered bis
face with his bands.
" I (ell you," reiterated bis mate, leaning
forward in his saddle and shading his eyes,
"1 see hoof-marks ipiite plain. Why, they
might have been mado yesterday I"
"They were made yesterday," groaned
the other hopelessly, "Don't you see, my
dear fellow, we made them ourselves.''
" What!"
Helm raised his head ami swore a passionate oath, then sprung from his horse, stooped over the faint truck, run wildly along it
for ll few yards, turned back, ami again
cried out that the othor was playing some
ghastly joke oil'on him.
"It's two bad, Anderson, too bad. (lot
up, man and don't bo a fool! Conic on,
there's very likely water on the other side
of thai ridge, You'll fool bettor after you've
bad a giiml drink."
" That's the ridge we passed last night, I
tell you, Wator���oh, yes, there's water
there, but it's as salt as thc sea."
" The salt-pan I No, by heaven, no, 1
won't believo that!   That's miles behind
"Nevertheless," said the other man
drearily, "it's llie same old salt-pan. You'll
sue it the moment we cross the ridge."
"Como cm, then, come on. Don't sit
groining there; let's know the worst. I
can't believe it, I won't believe it till I see
for myself."
"Tbe horses ought to have a spell if we're
ever to get out of this," muttered Anderson
but he followed his companion's lead, mounted his tired horse, and rode slowly on after
him towards tbe still distant ridge.
Out bick beyond the Mulligan is No Man's
Land. They had gone out to seek new
country, crossed the Queensland border into
South Australia, and now, old bushman us
he was, Anderson had only the vaguest idea
of their whereabouts, Ever since tbey
started it hall been tlie same trouble. The
season had been exceptionally dry, and
everywhere the waters woredried up. First
one horse bad died, then another, until at
last they were reduced to only three ; still
tbey bad pushed on, for tho blacks told a
tale of a magnificent water-hole where the
water was permanent, and Anderson had a
certain amount of faith in the unerring
wisdom of the children ef the soil where
water was concerned. So he pushed on,
hoping against hope, till the younger man,
more fearful, perhaps more prudent persuaded him to turn buck. But it was loo
late. The weakest horse, the one they had
used as a pack-horse, gave in, and had
to be left behind the first day of their return
journey ; and now, cm tbe fourth, they had
just made the terrible discovery they were
going round on their own tracks. They
bad been so thankful���so hopeful���when
they struck that track in the morning.
Anderson knew there was another party
out better appointed than lliey were; these
might be their tracks, and possibly they had
water with them���they might even have
come across water���and water���water���if
only they had a litllu water. And so they
bad pushed on, eagerly, hopefully, till tho
terrible truth began to dawn on tho
older and more experienced bushman.
The weather for the last two days
had been dull and cloudy, they had not
caught a glimpse of the sun, and hourly they
had expected a thunderstorm, ��inch would
not only clear the air, but would supply
them with the water they needed : but today the clouds had all cleared away, and
the only effect of their presence hud been
that they had lost their hearings completely. Where and when they had lost them
Anderson could not say even now, and he
was loath at first to share his misgivings
with his mate ; but the sight of the ridge
decided bim. If they found, as he fully expected to. the salt-pan they had passed the
night before on the other side, then most
surely they were lost men���lost in a cruel,
thirsty land where no water was.
He pondered it over in his mind as he rode
slowly after his companion. "There was
no hope. There cnuld possibly be no hope."
Over and over again he said it to himself as
a man who hardly realizes his own words-
and then they topped the low ridge, and
right at hia feet lay the salt-pan glittering
in the sun,
" Cruel���cruel���cruel! "   Helm had 9 ing
himself face down wards on the hard ground
now and given way to a paroxysm of dis-
pair all the mure bitter for his former hopefulness.   Anderson looked  down  on him
pityingly for a moment, as one wiio had no
part in his trouble; then he looked away
again.   Save for the sunshine, it wasexact-
ly the same seen,-,-.lie very sain,- the;
looked upon last night���there lay the glii
tering salt-pan, white as driven snow, i
it the hard ul te loud ess ikj. ind i . ���
the dreary plain, broken only  ;.  I
on win ih they itood.   And yel in d.'!������    il
oiroumstam ��� he might    iva idmired the
landscape, for it had .. weird  i , I
own ; miles in 1 mill i he
clear bright   itmosphere, far
other lide of the wid     ike   t        . lark
clump of trees or scrub was appa ,
c,l in the iky, high above I he horizon    .1
knew it was on
another I  tei   .. id he led i token
ii era w is no moisture, no wati r, nut the
faintest h in ie ol i dt ip ol ram And . it
there had been lomo run not io very long
a.I,, lor tha mai ombryanthemum, g iwing
ii, dirk green patches lose to tha edge ol
the salt, wis all in flower pink, ind a I
and brightest yellow, suoh gorgeous color-
im���and by that strange as.,, liationof ideas,
for whioh who shall account. Ins thoughts
flew back io the lust, Cup Day, and he law
again thc l-'leiniiig'oii race i ourso, and heard
an fancy tlie shouts of the people as the
favorite passed the winning-post, On
groind in trout, of bun were long line il
crowB, perohed in the stunted hoc wood
trees above his head, filling the air with
thoir monotonous cawing, ife laughed al
the mockery of the tiling. The other man
raised his head,
" old man, what is it? Is it possible that
What, wild Imaginings for tho moment,
had passed through his brain he oould not
himself have told ; hut whatever hia hopes
might havo heen, they were gono the moment he looked ill his mate's fn.ee.
" Man," he said, sharply, "'ireyou mad'.'"
Anderson wiih sobered in a seoond.
" No," he said, bitterly, " but iih far us I
can re.e, it must come to that before we've
tlierc nn hope?"
Anderson sat down beside him and pointed silently to the horses. If ever poor beasts
were clone, �� re at their last gasp, they
wero, as tliey flood there, their noses touching the ground. The bushman's slender
equipment had been reduced to its scantiest proportions, and yet it seemed cruelly
to force them to cany even those slender
packs; even the canvas water-bags, dry as
tinder now, hanging at their necks, were a
heavy burden. Wiser than their masters,
they had crawled beneath lhe shade, scanty
as il was, of the boxwood trees, and stood
there patiently waiting���for what'; for
death and the pitiless crows patiently waiting overhead.
" Exactly," Helm answered, his companion's unspoken thought, "but we can't sit
and wait like that. Man, we must try to
get out of this at any rate. We cant sit
here and wait for the crows."
Anderson sighed heavily.
" What can we do?" 'he asked. " We
must spell a bit. The horses arc dono. As
it is, I'm afraid your's will have to be left and
We'll havo to go on .'out. There musl he
water about somewhere, for look at the
crows ; but we can't find it, and we couldn't
have searched more carefully."
" Why not shoot the old horso if he's
no good.   His blood migl-t "
" Xonsense, iiiaii. Aren't you bushman
enough yet to know that drinking blood's
only the beginning uf the end ? Once wc do
thai "
Well atter?" asked Helm.
But the other did not answer, ior bo, too
in his heart, was asking, " After?" And
their lips were dry and parched, and their
tongues swollen, and before thcui lay the
salt-pan with right in the centre a little
gleam of dark blue water which mocked their
misery. Tlierc was nothing for it but to lie
down beneath the scanty shade and rest.
They were too weary to push on, all their
energy had departed, and Holm, lying on
his buck looking up at the patches of blue
sky that peeped through the branches, said
with a sigh:
" If we're done for, I wish to heaven the
end would come now. I can't stand the
thought of���of���Wbat'a it like, old man ? Is
it very bad, do you think?"
"As bad as bad can be."
"And is there no hope?"
\\ hat could he say, this man who had
lived in the hush all hia life ? What hope
could be give, when practically his experience told him there was no hope���that if
they would save themselves from needless
pain they would turn their pistols against
themselves and die there and at once. But
the love of life is strong in us all and the
hope of life is as strong. How could they
die, these strong men with life in every veiu?
No, no, surely it was impossible. An iguana
scuttled across in front of them, and Helm
started up eagerly,
"There," he said, "there���and audi
never thought. Look at that beast. There
must ne water somewhere, or how could he
Anderson sighed.
'���Yea, there's the bitterness of it. I
know there's water about if only we could
find it; but as we didn't find any when we
had everything in our favor, there's not
much good in our wasting time looking now.
After all I believe those beasts must live
without, though they say they don't, No,
old chap, our only hope lies in pushiilg on
to the nearest water we know of,"
"Then don't let's lie here wasting precious
minutes. Every moment isofeonsecpience;
lot's make a start.   We must push on."
I'ush on ! They had been pushing on
ever since they left " Verio '* station ten
days ago, and thia was what it had brought
them to.
" It's no good wearing ourselves out in the
heat of the day," said Anderson ; "wait
till evening and we'll do twice as much."
" Which way?"
" Southeast, I think. If we can only
hold out we ought to fetch Herring Gerring
Water. As far as I know, thia must be
Tamba salt lake, ami if so������''
" Karinda s just to the north there."
"A hundred and twenty miles at the very
least, and not a drop of water the whole
way. No, that's out of the question, old
man ; our only hope lies in reaching Gerring
" And you don't aee much probability of
our doing -.hat?"
" Well, we can try."
He felt a great p:ty, this older man, for
i the lad���he called him a iad for all his four
I and twenty years���doomed   to  die, nay,
dying at this very moment, in the prime of
hia manhood.   They could but try, he said,
-. er an i over again, they could bnt try.
|    And then oa they rested they fell to talk-
ing ol other things-talked of their past
lives and of their homes as neither, perhaps,
i.   ��� ������- talked before,
' My old mothar'll miss me," saidCharlie
. ��� tha -.". " though Lord knows
when  Bhe'll  aver  hear  the  truth of thc
nph, 1 don I know bul I guess il we
lo p.'.- oul, it .    a some    insi Inra
efore the;     i read re acoou
in,    Have you gol in   paper aboul you!
'..   ii   ���",','.��� , message
11'     ..."
���.,.    iwaj   efon
'    , ,i  ���   i want to writs to     , mi m ith
Helm ' iwaj    This m in
had no right to pry into his
11 Write to your mother, lad, Wl. ������ to
n other by all meana    Viol hi r�� ire
made of different olay from othoi   ���
hni rlon'l   you   loths        ml thai
Women ire all alike, take my word for it,
ft'a out ol of mind  ���.- I
thom,   But write to your mother,
" Somo one may pass thia way,' pondered
tho younger man, hardly heeding his worda
'��� Its just worth trying," ind he . i
wh Ic Anderson talkedon, on it lertho ig
if the boy I n !- nking, ' he laid
" the poor holplosa little ono,   II". never
throve since his mother died,    -ihe didn t
go much on um, I,ni, the boy was everything
to her though ho was a cripple, Well -well
-ill woro only certain he was dead now,
it wouldn't he half nohard, Ffe'd inttei
dead, I know, but loonldn'tthink il before;
he was all I hail, and lhe last   Inn" I   law
him ho put up his littlo hand such i mite
of a hand -and clutohed his daddy's beard,
Ho was all I had; how could I wish him
dead? But now now my God 1 if I was
certain ho wits dead and it hadn't hurt,
llnliii sprang to hit fm-t and swore an oath,
" We're not going lo die," he cried " nol
as easily as all that.   Gome on) we have
waited enough precious time."
1 tell you,  wearing  ourselves out in tlie
And Helm, seeing the advice was good,
lay clown again���lay clown and tried not
CO listen to the cawing of the cows, the only
sound that broke the stillness���tried not to
think of cool waters; not to think of a
household down south ; not to tliink of the
girl who, notwithstanding his mate's cynical warning, tilled all his thoughts, He dozed
a little and dreamed, and wakened with a
start and a strong feeling upon him that it
had been something more than a dream,
lhat some one had really called him, was
calling him still. Was it his mother's voice,
or that girl's, or was it Anderson's? Anderson was sleeping heavily, and, strong man
as he was, sobbing in bis sleep. Helm
stretched out a hand to awaken him, and
then paused. Why should he? What had
he better to otTer than these broken dreams ?
He broke a branch from a tree, thereby
scattering the crows, and stepped down to
the edge of the glittering white salt. It
crunched beneath bis feet like sand, and he
went on till the hard crust began to givo
way beneath him and the thick mud oozed
up. Then, when he thought it was moist
enough to resist thc fierce hot wind, which
was blowing Irom the north like a breath
from an oven, he prepared to write hia last
message And then came the ditlieulty.
What was he to say ? What could he say?
Not that he bad so little, but so much. And
it might never bo read after all, or at best
it would only bo read by some station band
who, once they wero dead, would give
but a passing thought to their
message, only a passing thought to thoir
sufferings. They had found a skeleton, he
remembered, the first year he bad been on
" Ycrlo," a skeleton that must have been
lying there years, a poor, wind-tossed, sunbaked thing from which all semblance of
humanity had long since departed, and he,
in his carelessness, had thought so little of
it, had never ' realized the awful suffering
that must have been before the strong man
came to that.
And now���and now���he took his stick
and wrote in large printed letters on the
crisp salt:
"James Anderson and Charles Helm
were lost on the 120th Ootober. They have
gono S. E. from the salt-pan. Will you
kindly send word to Mrs. Helm, The Esplanade, St. Kilda, and to .Miss Drysdale,
Gippa Street, East Melborne?"
Then he wrote his name, '' ('harlea Helm."
It aeeined so feeble, so inadequate, not a
hundredth part of what he felt did it express, and yet, what could he say? Not
even in hia extremity could he write tender
messages to his loved ones there. They
would know, surely they would know, tbey
wouldunderstaiicl thathis thoughts bad been
full of them when he wrote that coll message
What more could he say? But would tbey
ever know the love and longing that had
filled his heart? Would hia mother ever
know that her boy had thought of her at
the last ? Would Mabel Drysdale understand bow be had cared for hor?���all he
had meant to convey by the mere mention
of her name ? He stepped slowly back and
wakened his companion.
" Mate," he said, "don't you think we'd
better be travelling? It's a little cooler
now, and it's getting late."
Anderson struggled to his feet wearily,
and then went clown to the salt-pan.
" So you've been leaving a last message,"
he said ; " I'm afraid it's not much good.
Who's likely to pass this way?"
"It's only a chance, of course," said
Helm, " but���well���I'd like them, if possible, to know I'd thought of them."
" And a woman, too," laughed Anderson
cynically: "if we get out of this you'll learn
I expect, just about bow little value she aet
on your care for her."
" You've heen unlucky," said the younger man gently ; " there are women who���
but there, I don't suppose we'll come
through.   Anyhow it's time we started."
" Well���well keep your faith and I'll
keep mine. Perhaps here and there there
may be woman worth caring about, but
they're few and far between."
" Don't you wane to say anything?" asked Helm.
" Who? I? No. Who ia there to caro a
straw whether I leave my carcaaa to the
crows or not? There's only the boy, and
he's too young to understand. But, I aays
you might have mentioned the name of the
station," and taking the stick from Helm'a
hind, he walked out on the salt and wrote:
" Please let them know at' Yerlo,1" and
signed his name, " James Anderson."
"There's my last will and testament,"
he said.    " Come on now."
Helm went up to the horaea.
" It's no go," he said. ".My poor old
beggar's 'lone."
" I expected it, old chap. We'll have to
foot it ; mine's only a shade better than
yours. Clearly we'll have to leave yours
behind, Mine can carry tho pack a littlo
farther, bul I really don't think he can
lurry n
[| i i 'i ..rv hot, but the shadows of
the boxwood    roes had grown  longer and
then   ' ,     1st  a   promise   of   the Homing
nighi in thi I hey must walk, for thoy
���   i," horse now, and il did not
.������"in     Iileal   .    li"    oould   hold   out    l���ng.
lh"   othei    had   lain   down    to   dio,
ind l(     this   one   ooulll   crawl   on
no r  pa"k   was   a   ques-
i ki '   himseli   more   than
oni '���.    I   it ic: 'ou1'! carry either uf them
ii-. question,  They put a blank-
 his back, their  pistole, and
������-. ,'"1 hags, and  then ll, seemed
��� 'in, pool beast to move-, but
knows no law, and thoy started
:, then hopeless journey round tho
��� il A i, I. i -'in leading the  way, Holm
/ with 'lie horse,    So slowly they
only hope  lay In apooil,
H edbaok illttle ladly at. ihe dying
"I made an onorl to riso as
��� .i.    . , ;, '/or (gainst I" in.; I"i'.
" Poor old I   [gar,   ho   nd. " Wouldn't
it, lm kii,d"i' i" ptti him -mi ot his iiiii"i i !"
'ii, jive him .'. ��� h ui ������ (or his lit"," said
Anderson,   "I'vo known horsos to rocovor
in Mi" most wonderful way,   Aflorho'a hud
ell ho in iy Inid it itoi   foi hlmsolf; any-
we'll givo him tho ohanoo.'
w i i i. I,leased relief whon tho sun sunk
nth ih" horizon i the night, was still
and hot, bill llm wind dropped at sundown
and lho men found il easier fo walk in the
dark. I lie orows hud followed them lis lung
us It was day, but thoy, too, loft aa Bonn as
tho darknosB foil, They wero unaooustomed
in walking, and it. would   have been  hard
worn nuder tho most favorable olroumstan-
uiiK iniien ior wnai nan lliey to say : An
hour or two and the moon rose, a full moon,
red and fiery ; and as sho roso slowly to
tbe zenith, silvering as she rose, the plain
grew light as clay. Every little stick ant!
stone, every little grass blade, was clearly
outlined ; the low ridge which they were
leaving behind, the ridge where they bad
found their worst fears realized, loomed
large behind them, while the salt-pan to
their left atrotched away one great lake of
glittering white, which it seemed to Helm
they could never round.
" How long, Anderson," ho asked, "he-
fore we can hope to reach the other side?"
" Noi before morning, man. I don't see
we can do it before morning."
Then they plodded on ali! tie farther, neither liking to he thc first to give in, though
their mouths were paroheu and burning
thirst was consuming them, But still they
widked steadily on till more than half the
night was gone; at last Holm thing himself
down on the ground.
" I must real," ho said " if I die for it j"
and Anderson sat down epiiotly beside him.
Then sleep, merciful sleep, came lo them
in their weariness, and thsy slept till the
first faint streaks of dawn begun to appear
in the eastern sky. It was a dreary, hope-
leas waking. The salt lake waa behind
them now and all around was thc plain,
bare, bard earth in some places, patches ol
grass, in others, not a living thing visible ;
even lho crows had gone, and though the
foul birds had tilled Helm with a shrinking
horror, their absence was still moro terrible,
for clid it not show that they wero plunging
farther and farther into the desert, farther
and farther from the water without which
they could not live out another day ? The
sun rose higher and higher till the full force
of his rays seemed more than they could
bear, and yet the nearest shade was miles
away, a line of trees or scrub dim on the
Neither mentioned tbo aignificanceof the
absence of the crows, though hoth were
thinking of it, but at last Helm said:
"The trees���let's go for the trees. Thia
is past bearing."
But Anderson shook hia head.
" They're clean out of the way, man," he
said aiiilly. " Try to bold out a bttlc longer. The old horse is keeping up wonderfully. I never thought he'd hold out so
" He's very nearly at his last gasp," said
Helm, and they relapsed into silence again.
On, and on, and on. Tho thirst was so
bad now lliey could hardly speak to one another ; still they pushed on under the burning rays of the almost vertical sun, every
step it seemed must be tlicir last. Was it
really only last night they discovered thoy
were lost���only last night? Another mile,
and another, and,the beat grow unbearable,
and Helm without a word turned to the loft
and made for the trees. Anderson paused
a moment and then followed him, though to
him it was giving up thc struggle. If they
turned out of the path which led to tho only
water they knew of, turned into thia pathless wilderness, what possible chance was
therefor them? And yet how could they
stand this terrible heat any longer?
"I tell you 1 shall go mad,"moanedllebn
"I didn't think I was a coward, but I can't
stand thia. Old chap, don't lot me go mad;
ahoot me if you soe I'm going mad.
" Mad," said the other bravely ; " nonsense, man, you're all right. You'll feel
better presently when you've had a spell."
The line of trees resolved itself on closer
inspection into close growing gidya scrub,
anil long before tbey reached it the crows
had again made their appearance. A little
Hock kept them company, waiting on in
front, rushing up behind as if perchance
they might be lute, wheeling round on either side.
" There must be water there," oaid Helm
eagerly ; " look at the crows again."
"Don't build on it, old chap," said tho
olher. " The scrub is too thick for ua to
find it,"
But Helm was not lo be disauaded, and
he wasted hia energies in a frantic search for
water. Hia mate looked more soberly, lie-
cause more hopelessly, but the result was
tho same, and finally tbey lay clown in tho
shade and slept again, slept soundly too, iu
spite of the crowa, which wero more confident, more impudent than ever. Night
fell, and with the darkness grew in Helm
an intense desire to be on the way again.
" We're wasting time," he kept saying
hoarsely, for hia tongue waB ao swollen he
could hardly speak at all���" wasting timo.
Don't you aee they'll be expecting us in to
supper at Gerring Gerring, and I shouldn't
like the crows to get there first. They
might frighten her, you know; she'a only a
girl and she hasn't seen so much of them as
you and me. Those knowing old crowa!
they're not here now. Don't you aee that's
why they want to get there first?"
" He epiiet, man.   You're dreaming."
" Dreaming, was I ? Anderson, Anderson,
mate, I'm not going mad. For God's sake,
don't lot me go mad."
" No, no, old man, it's all right. We're
on tho right track now. Here, I'll take the
horse and you give me your arm. Thero,
now then, if we've luck we may hit Herring
t,erring before morning,"
They walked oil in silence, bul Holm kept
stumbling, a, d but fur his oompanlon's supporting arm would have fallen mure than
onoe, The moon rose up, ami as it grow
light as day again be stopped short and
looked solomnly In his oompanlon's face It
was worn mil haggard and weary, but not
so wi'd, lm fell instinctively, as his own.
"Anderson," he said, " I know I'm done
for. My head's all wrong. I t's cooler now,
but whiii'll it be to-morrow!  If���if���ifl
do anything mad before I die don't tell her.
I'd like her to think well uf inc. Just say
I died, don't say how it hurl. '
" All right, mate," said the cither,"for he
had no comfort to give.
And thon lliey walked on again in silence
till the union declined before tho coming
day, tho cruel day, which brought the heat
and the following crows again. Dawn
brought thom to a patch of "dead finish,"
as the settlors call tt donso and thorny scrub
wiih pretty green leaves through which it
is well nigh Impossible to force a way oven
iindor ihe most favorable circumstances,
and which presented an utterly impassable
harrior to men iu their oondltlon, They
turned aside unco mure, and Anderson
though! in himself that they must indeed
have given up hope to be stopped by an impassible barrier and yet to make no moan.
It was surely the very depths of hopelessness when all ways were alike to them. He
looked bark on their tracks and dismay filled Ills heart; they were nol linn and straight,
but wavering nnd wandering like those ot
men in the last extremity. He had followed tracks like these before now, and they
uereil dully would any oneevcr lonow mo.su
marks. A litlle farther on Helm lot go his
curt and ran on ahead.
" We'll never do any good at this rate."
he gasped, "nevor���never" and ho pulled
at the collnrof bis shirt till he tore it away.
" Wc must have something to drink. We'll
die else, and I mean lo have a tight for my
life. There's the old horse, ho can't stagger
a stop further; what's the good uf keeping
him? Let's shunt him- and���and There's
enough blood in him to���to���"
" No, no, man, no, I tell you I hat's the
beginning of tho end���more than tho beginning���the end in fact."
" 1 don't care. 1 can't stand this"; and
before Anderson cuuld slop him, Helm bad
drawn his pistol and shot the horse in tho
The poor beast was at bis last gasp, and
for the last hour Anderson had boon meditating the advisability of leaving him behind
so it was no material loss; his only care
now was to provoilt his mate from drinking
the blood, which, according to the faith of
the bushman, is worse than drinking salt
" Poor old beggar," ho said, taking his
pistols and cartridges from thc saddle, where
they bad been wrapped among the blankets,
" I suppose it was about the kindest thing
we could do for him. Come cm, mate, wo
must, leave him to lho crows now," and ho
caught Helm's arm mid would havo led bim
But the other resisted, and breaking freo
run bark, and before he could stop him had
drawn his knifo across the horse's throat
unci taken u long draught of blood.
Does it sound ghastly ? Ilutsuch things,
are, and his lips were dry and parched, and
hia throat so swollen that he could only
speak in hoarse whispers, and so great was
the loniptation that Anderson, looking
away at the bare pitiless plain with the
mocking mirage in the distance, felt that
he too might, as well drink and die; only
the thought of tho cripple boy who would
bo alone in thc world but for him made him
nakc one more desperate effort for self-con-
He took tho younger man's arm and dragged him on, skirting slowly round tho
"dead finish" till at length lutein the
afternoon, it gave place to boree. His own
senses were clear enough, but Holm was
muttering wildly, and he listened with unheeding cms to hisbabblcof honicand mother and sweetheart. They could not go far,
and soon lliey forced their way in among tbo
scrub, and though tho burning thirst was
worse than ever, the shade was grateful.
The crows stopped too, and setllecl on the
low trees, turning their evil blue-black
heads on one side to get a lictier view of
their prey.
"I can't keep my head," moaned Helm,
"I can't. I have been mad all day. I
know I have. It has stretched out into
ages, this long day, and it's not over yet.
When were we lost? Yestercbi The day
before ? It feeds liko years."
"Never mind," said Anderson, not unkindly ; " it can't be much longer now. Try
to sleep, old man."
" Sleep ! with a thousand devils touring
at inc I"
But thoy did sleep after all, a wearied,
troubled sleep, a broken sleep full of frightful dreams, or still more cruel ones of cooling streams and rippling waters. Night
came, and Anderson awoke from whatseem-
ed to him a dozo of a moment to find his
companion gone from his side. For a second
the thought camo to him that it was not
worth while to look for him, He was mad
���mad, and where was the use of troubling
about him uny further ? And then hia
better feelings, and perhaps that longing for
human companionship which wo ali must
feel, miulo him rise up and look for him.
Up and down, be was staggering up and
down, a hundred feet one way and then
back again nn his own trucks.
"We must got on, old chap," he muttered when be saw Anderson, "we must get
on. You rest if you like though; there
isn't anybody waiting for you ; but Mabel,
she's waiting for me, and I must try and
gel back. She would be disappointed else.
Grieve ! ot course she'll grieve if I'm lose.
All tho world isn't a cynic liko you.
Anderson took hia arm again.
We'll go together," he said. " If you do
care a straw about seeing her again, come
on quietly with me."
He yielded tor llie moment, but it required one continuous effort on Anderson's part
to keep him up to it. Plainly his reason
was gone, and the other man, growing
weaker and weaker, found by the timo the
sun waa high in the heavens that the effort
was more than ho could make. It was the
end, or so close that ho could only hope
and pray the end would come quickly.
Tho young fellow bad struggled on
ao bravely, so hopefully, and now it
had come to this. They bad left the
scrub behind them and Anderson mude bis
way to a tree, the only specimen of its kind
in all tho wide plain, and lay down beneath
its branches���to rest? No, he felt in his
heart it was to die. Helm lie could not
persuade lo lie down. He kept staggering
on hopelessly round and round the tree,
struggling to keep in the .shade, fancying, as
many a lost man has done before him, that
ho was "pushing on."
It was the same old story, Anderson had
heard it told hundreds of times over tbo
camp-lire-one man will lie down to dio
Quietly and the other will go raving mad.
So Helm had gone mad, poor chap; and then
ho remembered his passionate prayer to him,
not to let bim gn mail, to shoot him if bo
saw be was going mad, and ho lay and looked up at tho hard blue sky through the
leaves, and at the watching crows, and knew
that be was only waiting for death, knew
that he was too utterly weary to aid in any
way his mate, lie listened to him muttering to himself for a little, watched him as he
went monotonously round and round. It
was not so hard after all���not near so hard
for him as for Helm. If only the boy were
dead he thought wearily, if only the boy
wero dead be would be glad that this should
end it; his lite was never worth much, he
had failed all through, he would bo glad to
be at rest���if ouly the boy were there before
him; but the boy���the poor litlle helpless
thing���be must make another effort for the
boy's sake, and he struggled lo his feet
again, liut the burning landscapo was a
blood-red blur before bis eyes, and thon
quite suddenly, it seemed to Iiini, sight and
hearing left him. He was dying���was this
death? How merciful death was���if only
the buy	
Very wearily ho opened his eyes. Could
it be that some one was pouring water
down his throat ? Some one was bathing his
(Continued on page 3.1 "He's coming to," said a voice in his car.
"By Jove, it was a narrow shave. The
other poor chap's dune for isn't he, Ned ';"
" Quite dead. He went mad evidently,
clean off bis head. Why, the pour chap
had begun on his own grave."
When Anderson came lo himself he found
bo had been picked up by the other exploring party.
" We picked up your tracks away by the
'dead finish' there,"said the leader, "and
I thought it must bo pretty near U P
wiih you. You've hiici the dovil's own
luck, mate. Why, you wore within live
miles of Gerring Gerring Water, and over
by the ' dead finish' you passed within
three miles of a vory decent watcrholc,
quite good enough to have kept life wilhin
you.    You shot the horse?"
" My mate did. He was mad, poor
" Poor beggar, he seems to have had a
bad lime, bul it's all over now."
It was indeed ull over now. Thoy had
wrapped him in a blanket and were digging
a shallow grave, He had begun it himself,
they said, and had heen digging with bis
long knife, though whether it was for
Water, or whether it was really intended
for a grave, no one could now say. His
Bufferings wero ended,
They left him there in the desert, tHo
young fellow who had fought so bard for
life and set so much store by it; ami m
booh as Anderson was a liltle recovered set
out for " Yerlo" again.
It was over a week before he reached th)
station, so far hud ho wandered out of tie
track, nnd as lie rodo up to the house i
Stable-boy lounged up to him.
" Whatii while you've been away, hoss,"
he said.    "We'd most givon you up fa'
lost.   The mail's in and there's a pile cf
letters  for    Mr.   Helm.    None for
" Is everything all right?" asked Ancle]-
son, feeling like a man who had conic baoc
from thc grave.
" N-o-o,there's mighty bud news. I dont
like to tell though."
" Out with it, man. Don't keep me wailing."
The lad looked away and turned hia pip
from one aide of bis mouth to the other.
"It's your youngster," he sail, " Ii
had convulsions last Sunday. Mrs. Brock
���she said as nothing couldn't have saved
bim.  " It was a blessed release," she said,"
Anderson Hung the reins to the lad aid
walked quietly into the house. It was a
mistake, he clearly saw, coming back from
the grave. He wished he had died witlin
five miles of Gerring Gerring Water. -
[Mary Gaunt in the Knglish Illustrated
Deeming the Murderer,
Speaking of the man now under arrest it
Melbourne, Australia, for wife murder, a
London correspondent says: " Deeniillj,
one might say, is quite a charaoteristicaly
British person. In the course of bis oil
career he seems to have handled a bunded
times more ill-gotten money than Ravacbl
ever saw. He has a distinctly Anglo-Saxm
turn for finance and large swindling opea-
tions. His darling ambition was to poseis
a wealthy, well-born gentleman, which pD-
bahly is the most generally controlling n-
stinct implanted in the insular breast. T.is
wild spirit of vaunting, of showing baik
notes, proclaiming his riches, jingling jewellery in the ears of entranced rustics, renly
led to his final downfall. No doubt it aso
served enormously and falsely to inflsine
the record of his career which the press of
three enntinentsia now laboriouslycompiliig.
Every day brings a fresh story from sone
English hamlet where the landlady of an :in
recalls a stranger visiting the place sone
years ago, bragging about his fortune aid
displaying fabulous sums of money. Thse
are all unhesitatingly put clown to Deen.ig.
On tlieolher hand, if he realizes the media'al
conception of a ferocious and boastful islad-
er, there is something very striking abut
the thought of him at work in the darke.ed
cabin of the Ballarat all night sawing wth
a piece of broken eyeglass at his bevy
moustache and pulling out hair by hir
what he failed to cutoff, One cannot in-
ngine Havachol subjecting himself to sch
sustained cruel torture even to save his
neck. Up to the present it is probble
that the newspapers of England ind
Australia combined have paid someting
like ��100,000 of cable tolla on accunt
of this phenomenal assassin, Befor< he
is finally put out of the way this e-oen-
diture will doubtless reach the neigbor-
hood of S-50,000, which, I dare su, is
more than all the London press telegriohic
expenses of tbe Franco-German war D to
the capitulation of Paris. It is a coimon-
place to say that the telegraph neve before played such a strangely interestinjand
important part in a criminal investigaion.
A more curious phase of the business i the
sensation of reading cabled account! by
Australian reporters of how Deeming joked, what he said, the demeanor of the
crowds, etc., which aro wholly unlike/hat
111(11    11U   11 Lilll U.ll-JU.'Ua
Inisting Incidents in the Life of a
ioneer in the H. B. Ob's Service,
.Indian's Terrible llevcnge I Woman
ays i"i' a Looking-glass in Exchange
��� ilii ��� Child.
tag up in the train to Goldstrcam, recce, I sat in the seat behind a very old
miavlio was watching the scenery, as the
oarge flow along, with evident enjoyment.
Th being very tew other people in the
care souu got into conversation, that ia
toi my fellow traveller did, for I sat tlie
wli time in delight and listened to him
sp< about old adventures and early days
in nailii. We had not been speaking
ahe a couple of minutes when i found oul
time was a pioneer of pioneers, and that,
thr.ll physically old and feeble, his mental
eapilities wero as
lililiillT AND AOTrVB
as or, So I sat still and let him go ahead,
swhing him oil'occasionally by a judi-
eh, word or two intu the subjects I more
piiL-ulni'ly wished bim to speak of, It
will be impossible to crowd into such a
sin sketch, as this is intended to be, half
of nit my companion said, nor could I,
hinvcr much I tried, give an idea of the
inner in which each anecdoto tell from
blips, nor of the animated gestures and
poirful word pictures with which he gar-
tiled his remarks.
I was a raw Scotch lad in them daya,
heiid, " when we broke up home in Wick
aid tumbled off to Lou Ion with the old
nu, who was going to see tne Bate aboard
thlliiilson Bay company's ship Prince of
Wics. I was apprenticed for the usual
timber of years, and on the 2nd of March,
yoi IS, wc sailed away, down past the docks,
ouintothe Channel, and oil to sea, I won't
siik of the voyage now, beyond saying
III, us in all the H. IJ. C'o.'s ships at that
tie, the apprentices were treated with the
gntest kindness, and the vessels belong-
in to the corporation were always splen-
dily manned, on account ot their reptita-
tit. Our chief officer was the father-in-law
ofcnator.\Iacilonald,and ourcaptain oneof
tli best known skippers sailing out of Eng*
lal. We arrived in Hudson's Straits in
lh latter end of the year, and sailed up
thn before entering the Buy, staying at
seeral small native trading posts on the
wc. At one of these, as our ship sailed up
tlDitgh the
owv.a (aotatHa-iaiutju Willi, riglll worn IllinilCCl IOI'
lite. Three years later, sometime after outpost had been removed from that point, I
heard incidentally that tho Indians who
had practiced the joke had been wiped out
of existence by the tribe in which the blinded men belonged. So that justice sometimes
gels evened up among lhe Indians as woll as
white men."���Viotoria (I!. G.) Colonist.
I uppened to bo busy in the lee chains,
ail when we swung round on our anchor
chins a long skin canoe hauled in right
alngsiile mc, and booked on to the chains
oiwhicli I was standing. In the bow of the
euoe was a young woman, with a child in
ho arms, and, as they got underneath me,
I idled out from my pocket a small, crack-
ecpicce of looking glass that I had bought
fc a penny before i left Wick, and held it
rilit over her face. She looked into it,
eceamed with delight, and then offered me
hr baby for the precious treasure. She
cied and screamed alternately until I gave
hr the glass, and when she handed nie the
cl Id in return I put it back in her arms
ad waved her away. She could not believe
tilt sho was to have possession of both for
seeral minutes, and when our interpreter
eplained it to her she passed up, out of tbe
bat, four ivory tusks, which I took, and
alerwards sold in Montreal tor six hundred
dllars. So out of my penny investment I
mile thirty thousand per cent. That would
live satisfied Jay Gould, wouldn't it?"
aked the old man, aa he plunged iuto hia
scond tale.
" When the 'Prince of Wales' reached
tie upper waters of Hudson's Bay, I was
tilcl by the old hands aboard, who bad been
ii those parts before, that they would show
ns some,
hfore we got up much further. They then
p-oceeded to attach to some fine string some
bg ship's biscuits, and tied them, with about
ahiingof three feet, to the extremity of every
jird of the vessel. When we reached James
lay, which was our next point of call, the
vater was rather rough, and, as we let go
tie anchor, the old Prince was shaking and
tumbling about not a little. This, however,
nd not deter the natives from crowding
around U8 in their akin boata, and a shout
vent up aa they recognized the biscuits,
br they knew what they meant. And in a
ninute a man fantastically clothed got up
ii the bow of the largest canoe with a bow
End arrow in his hands, and, as he was
steered round the ship, fired upwards. Out
��f six shots he out four strings, clean in two,
mil caught in his hands three out of the
Jour biscuits. I have never since seen or heard
of such accurate shooting, even when men
were armed with the latest invented rifles.
" When I left the ' Prince of Wales,' and
after a series of adventures, reached the
Eraser River, still in the service of the H B.
Co., I was sent up to posts on the river, and
for some time was engaged in salting and
the dull British reporter would write, but |Plokli��8  saJm"".i Wlle"  ,he ^ were
"~-' ' 'f they had beeu writtn in | liro"8h* "P fromthe rlvel'W(i -U8ei1 *�� Pre-
Sign-Language of the Indians,
Make a letter A with your hands and
lock tho ends of your fingers: that is a
tepee, or tent. Keep your bands in that
position, and bend them down so that your
lingers point away from you : that's a house
nml a very good one too, because il shows
ow the logs arc interlocked at the corners
f the sort of houscsone sees on the frontier.
If you want to say you saw something,
point to your eyes. To say you heard something, point to your ears. To say you slept
or are sleepy, put up one band, with the
palm side towards your head, and bend your
head as if you were going to lay it on that
'land, To say that you saw some one who
was beautiful, put your faco between tho
thumb and fingers of ono hand, and draw
your bund softly down from your forehead
to your chin. A faint smirk or smile made
at the same time greatly helps this sign. If
lho beauty you tell about was a woman,
make believe take bold of a mass of hair on
ihe right side of your bead, and follow it
down past tho shoulder with your hand, as
you aee women do when they dreaa their
hair. Those signs for seeing, hearing, sleep,
beauty, and women are exactly the same as
those used by George L, Fox, the famous
clown, when he played Humpty Dumpty. 1
have no doubt that Grimabli, the great
English clown, also used them, for they are
the natural motions for expressing thoso
Did you ever know how tho paws of small
animals arc curled in when they aro dead ?
That is thc aign for "died" or "dead."
Hold one hand out with the fingers bent
towards the thumb to mako the sign. But
if you would say somo one was killed, hold
out a fist with the knuckles away from you,
and move the wrist slowly so us to force the
knuckles down as if the person was struck
down. To tell about a child, hold your
hand as far from the ground as its head
would reach. Put a finger up to either side
of the head to say " cow": to say, " deer,"
put up all your fingers like branching horns.
But another way to tell about a deer is to
imitate his loping with one of your hands,
To tell of a snake, wiggle one finger in the
air as a snake would move on the ground.
That sign is the name for two tribes of
Indians. The sign for a Sioux is to make
believe cut your throat with one finger; for
a Blackfoot, point to your loot; for a Blood
wipe your lingers actosa your mouth ; for a
white man, nib your hand across your forehead to show how white our foreheads are;
for a l'iegan, rub one cheek.
The sign for water is to make a scoop of
yonr band and put il to your mouth as you
would if you were drinking at a stream. To
tell of a lake, make that sign, and spread
out your hands to cover a big space. To tell
of a river, make the water sign, and then
trace the meandering course of a river with
your finger. But the sign for whisky ia
made by doubling up one fist and drinking
out of the top of it as if it were a bottle, if
you do that, and make believe to stir up
your brains with one finger, or reel a little,
you will describe a tipsy man. Nearly all
signs in the language ate made with the
right hand.���[Stalian Ralph
iij..i_l    J. UUJ.   U     UI_*i.\)l*IJL*lX\)
A Song of England.
Mr.W, II. Henley contributes the following
fine pooiutoilie National lh eie.tr, of which
woomll ihe third vorso;���
What havo I dono for you,
England, my England '
What is thoi'O I would not do,
England, my own I
WU li your glorious eyes austere,
As llie Lord were walking near,
Whlsporlng toi'i'lblo things and dear
As the Snug on youi-buglos Mown,
Round the world on yourbuglos Mown !
Whero shall the watchful Sun
England, my England,
Match lhe mastor work you've dono,
England, my own I
When shall ho rojoleo agon
Suoh a brood of mighty men
A-, como forward, one'io ton,
To the song on your bugles blown,
Through lhe years on your bugle
i.uil aj u no.
i blown!
Quite a Noticeable Difference.
"Do the men treat you any differently
since you have been promoted ?" aaked hia
"Yes; a little."
"More re8pectful to you, I suppose?"
���' Ye-es ; but that's net the most notice-
ablo thing."
"Don't grumble when you ask them to
do anything, perhaps!"
" Not so much as they used to ; but that
isn't tbe greateat difference."
" Well, then, what is ?"
" Why, tbey alwaya laugh now when I
tell a funny Btory."
"Oh, yea; and they aeem interested
when I talk of the bright things my children
say and do."
The friend gave a dubious shako of hia
" Don't you let Blaine hear of that," he
"James G. Blaine?" asked the other in
"Why not?"
" He'll be offering them foreign missions.
You have an office full of diplomats."���
[Chicago Herald.
An Amicable Arrangement.
" How is it, Uncle Rastus," said a gentleman  to  a  darkey,   " that you never
married ? Aren't you an admirer of tho soft-
H'il.11  T \   | I'l 1 \    ii t  i;n    .t i i i i ii    i ii ,
Denver or Kansas City. This whlmsioaliko* I ??", S^i ,"! ,th.e. fell ���*
ness is carried out to thu detail of desoibing
the detective  in charge of the  prismcr,
quoting his remarks,  stupid  ones mil all,
and generally elevating him into a kinl of
a hero. Knglish  reporters   would thiik it
undignified to invest a mere policcmanwith
a distinct personality."
What Then.
stand them
outside round about the fort. One day, lato
in the season, wc had aboul ten barrels outside, full of the clear, strong pickle, all
ready for their fish, when about twenty
ugly-looking Indians came down to the fort,
with weapons reversed and all signs of abject submission on their tacts. Mr. James
Murray Yale happened to be in the fort at
tbe time, and it was soon ascertained that
they were all suffering from the worst sort
of ophthalmia, their eyes being distended
and bloodshot and in a very bad condition,
The tribes about us, whose members were
fishermen, were hostile to those who
Parson Baxter���I'se mighty sorry toaeah
dat vou and your wifo keep on a figitin'
like cats and doga.
Sam Johnsing���I'se mighty sorry in we If, I oul'
but cliir's no help for hit, I has prayid to! hiul come ,lo-���> 8mi 8ome of llie local clllef3
de bawd about me and my wife, dat ore obi determined, as they dared not light at the
us be tueken away. i fnrt> to wreak their vengeance upon them
Parson Baxter-'Sposen de Lawd heahslin some other manner. Accordingly, three
yer prar, and one ob you betaken awiy- \oi thelr women> prompted by the chiefs,
what den!  '""'   ''"    "!' " '    '"' '
Sam Johnsing���Ef de Lawdheah myprai
and one ob ua ia tuckeu away, den t'ac
gwiiie tor move to Washington and marry
u white woman.
Business About to Piok Un.
" Wilkins," said the proprietor of the
green-house, "how are we off for floweri
this mo ning?"
" We've got a pretty good supply," re
plied the junior florist,
" Plenty of Muck' roses, American Beau
ties, violets and lillies of the valleys'!"
" Lots of'em."
" liaise the pries of them twenty-five pe-
cont, mid engage an assistant. They've got
another wife-murderer in Jail."
approached the afflicted warriors and
told them that some medicine had
been just made for bad eyes, but it was
to be distributed among the river Indians,
and that none would be given them because
they were hostile. " However," they went
on, "if you arc quick and will go to-night
when the white men are asleep and dip your
heads in those barrels for two minutes your
eyes will be bright and good once more."
Tint same evening everybody iu the fort
was amused uy a terrible screaming and
yelling, and rushing out, headed by Mr.
Yale, we found the 20 visitors in a terrible
condition, their eyes and faces saturated
with the strongest, brine pickle ever made.
They were at once ordered to plunge in the
river, and for several hours behaved like
madmen,   Our doctor succeeded iu allaying
er sex
I fot er duel wiiuoe 'bout a gal, sah,':
replied Uncle Rastus.
"A duel?"
" \ es, sab ; ycahs and yeahs ago. Sam
Jackson an myself, we bof-lubbed de Bam
gal; we were bof houn' to git dab, and do
business climaxed in er duel. We bof wall
a trifle nahvous, sail, an' 'stead ob me hit
tin' Sam or Sam bittin' me, we brought
down a vallyble mulo dat wall standiu' neiili
de fence."
" And did you firo again ?" asked the
gentleman, very much interested.
" No, sah, dat wuz a very vallyble mule,
boss, and' we bof fell kinder skeart like. So
we entered into and ainericablo prearrange-
" How did you settle it?'
" Sam tuk dcgal an' 'greed to pay for de
mule, an' 1 hain't lubbed sonce 1'
Altogether Too Inquisitive.
Bob���"Pa, I want about five dollars to
get my bicycle mended."
Pater���"My boy, you are too extravagant. What have you done with your poc
" Pa when a man kiases a woman, does he
show the depth ot affection by thc manner
in which he embraces her at the timo?"
" Why as a general thing he does. But
why do you ask ?"
"Oh, nothing; only that I noticed that
when you kiss ma you take it very easy ;
you don't burst your coal liko you do when
you kiss the chambermaid."
"Here, my boy, is the money you want.
Y'ou are getting altogether too inquisitive."
Tiny tin, i i:,,, i. Projectiles of IIHI a utile
Yards iti ulle* High,
In 17,'iS Cotopaxi ejected its blazing rockets more than 3,000 feet above its crater,
wh-le m 1757 the flaming mass, struggling
for an outlet, roared so that its awful voice
was heard for more than linn miles. In 1797
the crater of Tunguragua, oneof the great
peaks of the Andes, discharged torrents of
mud and lava, which dammed the river,
opened new lakes and made a deposit GOO
feet deep and 20 miles long in a valley averaging over 1,000 feet wide.
Thc molten stream fiom Vesuvius, which
passed through Terre del Greco in 1737, con*
tained 33,000,000 cubic yardsoisolid matter.
The year ITU.'! witnessed the destnetionof
Terre del (Ireco the second time from the
eruptive action of Vesuvius, when the mass
of lava amounted to 46,000,000 cubic yards.
In 17(io Etna poured outa blazing river that
covered St square miles of surface with boiling lava from 10 to 41) feet deep. It waa on
this occasion that the sand, ashes and scoriae
formed Mount Kosini, near Nioholisa, a
cone shaped structure, two miles in circumference and over 4,000 feet high. A stream
of lava thrown out by Etna in 1810 WHS in
million at the average of one yard per day
for nearly ten months alter the eruption,
Vesuvius in A. D. 7H vomited forth an
amount ol matter whose bulk far exceeded
that of thc mountain itself. In 1760, Etna
disgorged more than 20 times its own mass.
Syria, Egypt and Turkey have received
contributions of ashes from Vesuvius. From
this crater were hurled stones of SOU pounds
weight to Pompeii, a distance of six miles,
purilig an eruption in 711 A, 1). Cotopaxi
has cast a rock containing 1ml cubic yards
a distance of nine miles, and which,calculating from the angle of ascension, must have
reached an altitude nf Ki miles. On more
than one occasion this volcano lias shot up
a solid stream to the height of over (i,(100
feot. In 1815 a volcanic eruption in Java
covered 400 square miles with ashes and
lava, and out of a population of 15,000 ouly
20 persons escaped with their lives.
During the terrible earthquake of 1SS3,
not less than 20 large and small Javanese
volcanoes were vomiting at the same lime.
Fifty square miles of land and two villages
entirely disappeared and a section of a
mountain chain, ti,") miles long 20 miles
broad, was wholly swallowed up, leaving a
lake instead. It was the vapor from this
eruption that caused the remarkable after-
sunset glows over the greater part of the
earth, during the fall of 1883. The same
country had another destructive outbreak
and a series of earthquake shocks in 1S9I.
The Hawaiian group of islands in the
South Pacific Ocean is wholly volcanic.
Tbey appear where the ocean is from 10,000
to 18,000 feet deep, have bases that are continent, and huve diameters ranging from 10
lo 00 miles. The peak of Miiuna Loa, on
one of these islands, hs l.'t.OOO feet above the
sea, llius indicating a mass of uplifted matter .'11,01)0 feet above the ocean floor.
These illustrations will sullice to convey
an idea of how permanent matter is belched
onto the surface from the interior of the
earth, but the volatile substance, the gaseous mutter, cannot be easily estimated ; yet
this is the vehicle, the motor, the active
agent in all these processes. Heie we have
a elear and altogether logically physical explanation of tho causes that underlie the
formation of mountains.
The primary cause of volcanic outpourings
ia the pressure of tlie cooled shell of the
earth on the gaseous and molten interior.
As these interior substances come forth the
shell generally settles, and, as it has to accommodate itself to a slowly decreasing interior, a wrinkle, or a number of wrinkles
on the shell, is the inevitable consequence.
These wrinkles we denominate mountains.
how sweet tho fur-mi'inusio ���Ve can 1'eiuli1)' ac-'01lnt for the " chain "
system in mountain formation and can also
understand why they are so generally parallel to coast lilies, a-id also why they occasionally disregard the chain formation aud
display themselves conspicuously.
But whence comes this incandescent interior? This is still primeval heat���the
fiery, glowing condition which is the incipient stage cf nearly all bodies in space.
If we inquire iuto the relationship between volcanic action and earthquakes, we
shall find such relationship to be very intimate. The earth's crust is too thick and
the rock stratification affords too much
resistance for an outbreak to occur where-
ever there chances to be a more than ordinarily heavy pressure. This overpressure,
then, may exhibit itself in various ways on
the surface, depending on its internal environment. This greater pressure ot a certain area, in obedience to the law that
impels force to follow the lines of least resistance, may extend laterally into a region
of lesser pressure, with or without a perceptible rumbling or jarring oi the surface.
The variation in the phenomena, however,
will be due to the many varying factors,
which can only be determined by a careful
analysis of the action and referring it back
synthetically to such causes as would necessarily produce such action. An earthquake
then is only the premonltary disturbance
that indicates an Increasing or a readjusting pressure and which, in thc fullness of
its time, will expend itself in an emission
to the surface. This may sometimes involve
centuries and large areas that ,.re jarred
may never realize more than -uch jarring,
as weaker localities, or localities having
rents, may experience the result of the
final action.
Earthquake and volcanic action are then
a necessary consequence from the physical
constitution of the globe and such ���manifestation may be expected long after thc sphere
is at all habitable. The universe knows of
no such thing as absolute unending terra
ihcyc-all you proud and hard,
England, my England!
Ynu with worlds lo watch and ward,
England, my own l
Ynu wbu-e mailed bund lic-c'iis tho keys
Of such tcoinini'destinies
YouCOUltl imoW ��� dread um- ease
Were the Sung on yuur bugles blown,
England -
Round Ibo Pit cm your bugles Mown!
Mothor of ships whoso might,
England, my England,
Is tho Iloroo old Sou's dollght,
England, my own!
Ohoscn daughter of the Lord,
Spouso-lnd 'hief of tho iineienl Sword,
There's the menace of the Word
In I Ilo Song on your bugles blown,
Out of heaven on  our bugles blown!
Tho Bravest of Battles,
Tho bravest of battles that ever was fought,
Shall I tell you where and when!
On the maps of Iho world you'll Unci It not,
'Twas fought by tlio mothers of mon.
Nay not with cannon or battle shot,
With a sword or nobler pen;
Nay, nor with oloqnont word or thought
Prom mouth of wonderful men.
But deep in a wallcd-up woman's heart���
Of woman that, would not yield,
Utit bravely, sllontly bore her part���
Ijo! there is lhc battle-Hold.
No marshaling troup, no bivouac song,
No banner lo gleam and wave!
But oh, these battles! thoy last so long-
From babyhood to the grave I
Joaquin Millor.
Music and Life.
(After Byron.)
There is a music in our least ad'airs,
There is a music in the hammer's beat
There is a music in our works and cares,
ily Winter's bitter cold or Summer's heat.
Hut thero aro tender touches, soft and
Whon lovers listen to the nightingale:
And there is music in tho winding-sheet,
When tears How fast above tiio features
When life's vibrations ebb, and molt into a
When tho wan moon upon tho forest shines
Tlierc is a fullanci sadly-mournful strain,
As, rushing through lho boughs of Titan
The evening breezes soek their forest fano.
Thoro is a melody upon the main,
Gentle in calm, but in the tempest wild.
When tho hugo billows swell across the
And burst upon tbesliorc, in fury piled,
Then ebb, as when the harp recedes in number
There is a burst of music every whe-o.
The ball room with its suffocating reel���
The dancing girl above tho foot-lights' glare
Tho marriage-bell which sounds a joyous
Into each ono a harmony will steal;
But when afar is heard tho battlo's roar,
There death on lifo lias put a last ing seal.
The soldier lying in tlio still warm goro
Smiles faintly at tho sound that ho shall hoar
no more.
List, list!
Now in a morry tune, now mild unci slow,
Until tho rapture of lho distant notes
Is moiling liko tlie pink of evening glow,
And glides like yonder river's placid flow.
Tho undinuncd eye at last is forced to weep.
The heart chords thrill again to hear the
Sinks, sinks thomeasurcd concord, low and
Gontly as whon a soul fades in eternal sleep.
Whoover lacks what music can afford
]s but half-soulcd, for well do I opine
His soul to raptured heights has novorso ir-
Partaking of that spirit, part divine;
Tho bacchanal who mumbleso'or his wino
Is roused to ardor by tho stirring drum ;
Tho patients in the ward who droop and
Drink eagerly the drowsy, distant hum,
Which precludosbrighterdiiys.and better timos
to como.
Our trials, toils, ourhappinoss.our woos,
Are but tho soundings of a magic string.
Life, liko some deep, enchantod music
NoW high now low, tho fading numbers
As when tho harp its ochoes 'round dotli
Then for a moment, dying out, is still-
So 'round our lives the nolos ol* music cling
With interludes betwoon the good and ill
'Vhcn lhe soul pants again to feel tho warm
blood thrill.
When wo aro over-guy, a sombre strain
Itomlnds us life is serious as woll.
When sloop prevails upon tlio restless brain
The chimes of dreamland woarinoss dispel.
Music is strong, for it can ovor quell
Our harsh Inlontloni*. In it wouuscry
A nolo nf hone, and in It, ton, doth dwell
A balm for disappointment, li Is nigh.
In huppino.-s or woe, from birth until we die,
FBI! Alii ST Ali l: KOIIIIIillS.
k Mother and Mix Uniighli-rt Arretted In
A telegram from Salmon City, Idaho,
says:���A woman and six girls have been arrested here on the charge of stage robbery.
There havo beon numerous hold-ups of the
stage near Harvey's ranch lately. .Suspicion
was directed to old man Harvey uud his
family, and tho sheriff set about to trap
Tho sheriff, with ton men, waited lu hiding near where' the robberies usually took I
place, and when the stage arrived there a-
abort time afterwards, seven bandits stepped out in the road and stopped it, levelling
their guns at tho driver. The sheriff then
oamo forward and took in tho whole gang,
whioh proved to bo composed of Harvey a
wifo and aix daughters in male attire.
One of tho girls became frightened and
told tbo whole story. She said sho nerer
liked the work and was glad they were
caught, They wero trained to it by their
father and mother, and tho procoeda wero
shipped east for sale, bo as not to excite sua-
picion in the country.
When moral courare feels that it ia in the
right, there ia no pcraonal dm ing of which
it is incapable,���[Leigh Hunt.
Mothers-in-Law Are Awful Tou?h-
A feeble-looking Harlem lady called on
Dr. Perkins Soonover.
" How are you coming on, Mr*. Fuller!"
" I'm not coming on well at all, doctor.'
" What is thc matter';"
" I don't seem to have any life in me.   I
feel that I am not long for ihis world."
"I'll tell you what to do. Marry off that
daughter of yours. Then you will be a
mother-in-law,and mothers in-laware awful
tough. All the doctors in the world can't
kill 'em. I've got one and I know what I
am talking about."
It is not a safe thing to leave a generous
feeling to the cooling influence of a cold
world. If you intend to do a mean thing,
wait till to-morrow ; if you wish to do a
noble thing, do it now���at once���and, like
the blacksmith, "Strike while the iron is
hot." SATURDAY, APHIL 30, 1892,
Now tbnt tbo snow bim disappeared
from off tbe fnco nf tho earth, the
primeval solitude of tbo forest Had
elopes in tho mountain region lying
botween tbo Kootenny nud Arrow
Lukes, known tn us ns the "Kootonay
mining district," will soon bo disturbed by the trend nf niimy feet���
prospectors, miners, capitalists, eaoh
und (ill eager in the hunt for wealth.
If is there! where it hus lain for nges
past, It was there when tbe red men
first ctinio to these shores. It was
there in tho antediluviun dnyn, when
tlm pterodactyl haunted Um swamps
auel tbo mastodon roumed tbo plains.
It, is thero now, und before tbe present
year bus goue to join its predecessors
tbo drill of the busy miner will have
extruded vast quantities of the precious metal from tbo ancient bed in
whioh it bus reposed for so many,
centuries. Tho scenes of 'ID in California, and '51 in Australia will hardly
be repeated here, for since, thoso clays
science lum umdu gigantic strides.
Very few prospectors work their own
discoveries now, Tbey merely open
the vein and tell out at the first
opportunity, With the costly diamond steam, drill und the elaborate
machinery employed iu miuiug to-day
prospectors, ns a rule, can have
nothing to do, Thoy aro poor men
until thoy huve "sold their clniin."
The prospector finds tho spot whero
the ore is hid, tho capitalist "puts
up" the needful to develop the mine,
aud tho miner "does the rest." This
is us it should bo���a fair division of
labor, and, it is to be hoped, a fair
division of the spoils. Beforo the
end of the year many of thoso now
going in may be millionaires, but it
is to be feared that the great majority will be disappointed men. It
whs ever thus. Ditiiio Fortune singles
out a certain few for the bestowal of
her fnvors, and it is not always the
deserving ones sho thus honors. But
we believe there is wealth enough
hidden iu West Kootenny to make
thousands passiug rich. It is u giuiio
of chance, and the play is about to
[adpkessmj to the EurroB,]
The Editor cannot be responsible tor the
opinions expressed by correspondents.
Tho Truth of the Bible.
Sib,���Mr. Thomas Lewis's letter is
well and honestly written, but not
convincing except to those who are
already convinced. Its defects will
probably escape the notice ol those
who thiuk with bim tbat every book
in the Rible is of Biviue origin, but
an opponent of that thoory will certainly light on those defects to lhe
exclusion of much that is true aud
reasonable. Why docs not Mr. Lewis
inolnde the Apocrypha, which has
just aa much right to bo considered
divine as any other portions of the
Bible, but happened to be rejected
by tbe compilers on account of being
a trifle too lewd ? Mr, Lewis Bays:
"The very central idea of the Biblo
���the incurvation of God���is an iucu
which the world's philosophy never
dreamt of." Just so, lint tbis idea
of the incarnation is the very ruck
on which so many theologians have
been wrecked, and some of the deepest searchers after truth have been
cuinpelled to rejeot the diviuity of
Christ after a life-long belief that tbe
Bon of Joseph was God. Why?
Because had Christ beeu God Hia
word would have been just as powerful to-day as it is alleged to have
been wheu He was on earth. But it
is not so. And when Christians are
asked why it is tbat tbe rules and injunctions given by Christ to His foi*
lowers are inoperative uow, tbe Protestant will tell you it is owing to
lack of faith aud the Roman Catholic
will affirm thut the priest has tbe
6ame power that uaa given to the
apostles. Where is the priest to-day
who would dare to driuk a cup of
deadly poison or handle a cobra or
rattlesnake without gloves? What
a vast multitude of converts would
fljck to that church whose ministers
could use tbe powers alleged to have
been invested in tbem by tbeir bead.
Au ounce of practice is better than
tons of theory. Tbe Unitarians reject the divinity of Christ, yet there
are many eniii.ent scholars and God*-
fearing men in that church. Tha
Presbyterian creed teaobes eternal
dam nation for sinners, whilst the
Roman Catholic Church teuabes di
rectly tho opposite, All three of
these denominations fouud their dot
trine on tbe Bible, All threo can
show passages to bear ont tbeir interpretation. And yet Mr. Lewis
fays the ISible is not contradictory!
In Genesis wo read of Adam and live
and their children being tbo only
inhabitants of tbo earth, and yet
Cain goes into the land of Nod and
takes a wile. Tbis is somewhat jmz-
���iliiig to those who will uot be satisfied with theories, and tbo absurd
theories concerning tbis passage are
plentiful, In Genesis also we read
that God created the sun to givo
light by day aud the moon and stars
to rule the night, leading tbe render
to iuler that tlie sun und tbo mighty
worlds we call stars woro buboidi-
caiisid ibo bitter persecution carried
nut by tbe Catholic Church against
Gallileo whon he made the t-li.-overy
that this earth wus .not the centre of
the universe, but merely ono of a
family of planets revolving around
tbo sun, anil almost tlio least of
them I This teaching' is to day the
causo of so much doi.se ignorance as
is mot with regarding tbo world we
live iu and its relations to the other
members of the solar system. The
earth is no more than a grain of sand
compared lo Mount Bcgbie in comparison with some of tbe stellar
worlds which pass before our view
every night! Yet the Bible tells us
that these mighty orbs wero created
for tho express purpose of giving
light to this puny planet of ours.
Had Moses understood astronomy
bo would never havo mudo tbat mistake, a mistake which led tho Human
Catbolio Church to excommunicato
those whoso enlightened intellects
sought to prove to the world tho
truth of their discoveries���that tho
earth was a miuor planet revolving
round tbo sun ! Such heresy as this
was in direct opposition to the Bible
nud oould not bo permitted I So the
truth was stamped out and tho falae
triumphed. Fulso and absurd doctrines aro still taught in somo of our
Christian Churches becuuso thoy
prefer to follow tbo literal teaohings
of tho Bible rather thiiu the revealod
truths of science, Mr. Lewis will
say that tho Church iB not opposed
to science. If this be so, why did
sho uso all hor powor to crush tbo
first faint glimmer of sciontific truth?
Why is she still tho last to give in
whon these truths can no longer be
denied ? Because it is contrary to
tho Bible I These things keep conscientious mon from believing in tho
Bible implicitly, Mr. Lewis says .*
"It is well kuown that every book of
the Bible is better authenticated than
nny other ancient book," Mr. Lewis
makes a great mistake there. Somo
of the books deemed worthy of a
place in the collection by the compilers have no authenticity whatever.
Do tbe pyramids of Egypt or the
tombs of Palestine throw any light
ou the books of Esther and Job ? If
so, where and when did that much-
tried victim live? The pyramids and
other unoieut sepulchers may go to
show that the Israelites were once
captives in Egypt, but they prove
nothing of divine iuterferenoe. I
must apologise for occupying so
much of your space, but if Mr, Lewis
cures to answer this letter there are
one or two questions I would liko to
put to him later on.���yours truly,
Rovelstoke, April, 1892.
Placer  Mining;  on  the
Between two and three miles up
the Columbia from Revelstoke there
oro uiue Chinamen employed in the
river bed -which is here half a mile
wide���washing the  snud  for gold.
The writer paid a visit to tbeir camp
lust Sunday, and was greatly interested iu watching their operations.
They have three rockers, or cradles,
in which the course sand and gravel
is washed on an iron beci perforated
with boles about a quarter of au
inch in diameter, the operator rocking tiie cradle with one hand au,i
pouring water on the atuff from a
long-bundled dipper with tbe other.
The sand  is carried  through tbe
holes to the blanket beneaih, which
is grooved crosswise, and tbe water
carrying off the lighter particles, tbe
heavier sand and gold remains in the
grooves, while the pebbles left on
the perf-rated 1 d are thrown out on
to a pile of debris.   A cose scrutiny
of tbe blanket is necessary to detect
the gold, which may be seen in small
! flakes about the uze oi a pin's head.
j Two processes are in use fo: extract"
I ing tbe gold, both  by meat     ..'
j quicksilver.    In the one case the
; blanket is washed in quioksilvor at
I the end of each day - work,   Tbe
quicksilver gathers thi . Id to itself
j and both aie then subjected to fire,
I the quicksilver bi ing        imed
, the g'dd left,   The other pr id
simply | la og som
' silver in the groi 8 coin-
I meneing work.   This attracts ���
gold that comes in contact �� ith it as
i rolls to and fro in ea
! shape of a ball,   Probably tbe bl in
kit is also washed in tl.   oa e, o is
....' sssuranoe doabl- Bare
:,.-:. ire tt ��rKing on tbe etui
the river, opposite ti,': ' lold lis ige,
it  eems probable that the origin il
deposits of the preoious mi! il�� ��� in
the Selkirks, from whioh tbe e il
have been separated and  bi   -
down by the various mountain
rents vhich pour iuto the river, The
Chinamen acknowledged  that they
sometimes reached as high an $10 a
day per man, but staled, with a grin
that might mean anything, that they
were making only six bits a day now,
Thoy work full time, putting in 365
days a year, und on  being asked if
tbey did not know it was Sunday the
only reply that could bo obtained
was "Mo savoy."
A pnbiir, meeting is culled for
Monday next for the purpose of
appointing a committee ond arrang
ing a programme of sports (or the
24th May, All who desire to make
tbe holiday an enjoyable ono should
attend, Tbe Methodist Church will
hold a publio tea and spoils, of
which particulars will bo givon noxt
EALED TKiNIU'liS.adclroBScd
to lhe undersigned nud endorsed "Tender for Hospital nt Artillery Barracks, Victoria, B.C.," will
be received at this ollico until Friday,
80th May, 1892, for tho several works
required in the erection of Hospital
nt Artillery Barruoks, Viotoria, B.C.
Plans and specifications onn bo seen
ut the Department of I'ublic Works,
Ottnwa, mid nl the ollico of F. C.
Guniblo, Engineer, Viotoria, B.C., on
nud nfter Friday, 20th April, and
tenders will not be considered unless
made on forms supplied nnd signed
with iietiiiil signatures of tenderora,
An accepted bunk cheque payable
to tho order of the Minister of i'ublic
Works, equal to fivk i-kii cent, of
eaoh tender, This cheque will be
forfeited if lho purty dec-lino the contract or fuil to complete tho work
contracted for, and will be returned
in ciiso of iioii-neM'ptiineo of tender.
Tho Department does not bind
itself to BOOept thu lowest or nny
By order,
E, P. E. ROY,
Department of Public Works, Ottawa, 21st April, 1802.
NANCY FIELD, Plaintiff,
D.W. CORBIN, Defendant.
Iu obedienoe to u writ of Fieri Facias
issued out of the Supreme Court of
British Columbia nt Victoria on tho
llth day of February, 1892, and to
me directed in the above-named suit
for the sum of $1868.97 debt and
oosts, together with interest on the
same at the rate of six per oentum
per annum from the 18th day of December, 1891, besides sheriff's fees,
poundage, tiud nil other expenses of
this execution, I have seized and will
offer for Stile by Public Auction, at
the Court House, Donnld, East Kootenay, B.C., on Tui'KsiiAy, thn 28th dny
I of April, 1892, ut 12 noon, nil the
j Right, Title nud Interest of tbe snid
\ D. W. Corbin iu tho Lands ns de-
\ scribed in ibis advertisement:���
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The jn Ig registered in
the Li ���' ,'!'i''1' -,|! > otoris
. . :, - on the 18th day of
December, 1891
The above    i ���   i   adjourned to
.   lay of  May,
1892, al  hi ho ir and plnoe,
April 281
iviiuinery i uress u-ooas.
Just Opened l'i> at ffitfs. COURSIEB'S,
PONGEE and SURAH SILKS; b-autiful PRINTS in oxtrn
width; handsome ALL-WOOL SPRING DRESS
GOODS, and all Ibo .latest FANCY
full ..iiiif:i>:oi'
In tho very newest shapes, with nn i '(rjui-iito assortment of RIBBONS,
FLOWERS and  FEATHERS in  tbe most
delicate and stylish shinies.
Dresses Cut and Made from tlie latest Paris and
New York Fasliicftis.
in ili   imii nn mill ii mi 11111111111111 iw
Notary Public
Notary Public
Mining, Timber anil Ileal   Estiuto   Brokers uml General
Coiiiiiilssfoii A^ctils.
Oonveynnoes, Agreements, Hills of Sale, Joining Bonds, eto., drawn up,
Rents und Accounts Collected ; Miuing Oliiimi* Bought nnd Sold ; Assessment work on Mining Claims Attended to ; I'n touts Applied for, Eto,, Etc.,
Lots on Townsito of iievelstoke for Salo nuvl Wauted. Agents for Mining
Machinery, Etc,
Bakery in connection with Store.
1   'i- umi ��� im
, -8E!v All orders by mail or
express promptly
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All descriptions of
gold and silver.
J. Fred. Hume & Co.,
Kevelstoke and Nelson, B. C.
Dry Goods,  Provisions  and Hardware,
Tho I'ublic will find it to their uilviii,lngo to call nnd
Inspect   Goods and Compare   Prices.
Any ordors  plaoed with   Mr, Ciunuts Linumakk  will huvo our
careful attention   and   prompt delivery to uny purl ol Kevelsioku.
ol Kootenay,
Mr. a. G. Hi nderaon, of tbe Van*
oouver " World," and treaanror of
Vancouver branoh of tbe Typographical Onion, paid un avliiton Monday nn in'' way i'i Nol ��� ii lie re
turned by Htr. Lytton on [''riday and
b'fi for Vauoonvor tbi morning, II"
says things are lively at Nelson, but
everybody seems lo be loaving for
Slooan or Kaslo,
[ UST        a RRI7EJ)
Two Carloads of Furniture
Spring Mattresses, Wool Mattresses, Parlor Suites, Easy
Chairs and Bookers j
Warranted to keep tbo baby in good natnro. j
Pianos- Organs, Beds. Couches, in great variety.
JAMES  McDONALD -V   Co.)   Main  Street,  RevelHtoki*. B.C.


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