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VOL. IV.
REVELSTOKE,  B. C. AUGUST 13. 1892.
No. 9.
V
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G. H. Williams,
Revelstoke,
CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST
A new and complete st<;ok of
DRUGS, PATENT MEDICINES,
Toilet Articles, etc., etc.,
At reasonable prices.
Mail Orders promptly attended to,
FIRST  CLASS  CIGARS.
Raymoni- Sewing Machines in Stock
Nakusp.
This town, magnificently situated on
the Upper Arrow Lake, is the
shipping port for the
Slocnn Mines, is
connected
with
Sloean Lake and New Denver
by a
good, level
trail 18 miles in
length, and is bound to
speedily become a  place of
considerable wealth and importance.
Townsite maps and all information
as to purchase of lots can be obtained
from
A. HOLMAN,
Nakusp.
TIME CARD No. 5.
To take Effect June 30th, 1892.
Columbia and Kootenay
Steam Navigation Co.
Limited.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
Arrow Lak s and Columbi!*
River Koute Steamers.
Steamer will leuVe Reve'sioke at 4
a.m. every Monday nnd 'hiui-snAY
for Robson, Trail Creek and Little
Dalles, returning to Revelstoke on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Close connection made with Caua
diau Pacific Railway at Revelstoke,
Columbia k Kootonay Railway at
Robson for Nelsou, and Spokane Falls
k Northern Railway at Little Dalles
for Spokane Falls, Wash.
KOOTENAY LAKE AND BONNER'S
FERRY ROUTE.
Str. Nelson connects with Columbia k Kootenay Railway at Nelson,
and calls at all points on Kootenay
Lake.
F.G CHRISTIE,
Secretary.
J. W. TROUPE,
Manager.
ERNKST FLKTilHER,
COKTRACTOR & BUILDER.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
Plans und Specificalions drawn up for
persons intending to build.    Seasoned Lumber always on hand.
Fanoy Work, Turned and
Scroll Work executed
neutly.   A fine selection Picture
Mouldings
Furniture Made' and Repaired.
Orders by mail promptly attended to.
Stockholm  House
JOHN STONE, Prop.
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wines, liquors and cigars,
THE
OOLUMBIA  HOUSK.
REVELSTOKE. B,C,
The largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ;' fire proof safe,
BROWN k CLARK,
Proprietors,
FREE 'BUS  AT ALL   TRAINS
fi. p. r. iom
REVELSTOKE.
F. McCarthy   - -   -
Prop.
First-class Temperance House.
BOAKD   AND  LoDOINO $5   PeB   WEEK.
MEALS, 25c.      1)KI)S 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords first class accommodation.
W. PELLEW HARVEY,
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, B.C.
Silver, Gold or Lead, each,... $1.50
do. oombined   8.00
Silver and Lend    2.50
Silver and Gold    2.00
Silver and Copper    8.50
Silver, Gold and Copper    LOO
Silver, Gold, Load aud Copper   5.50
Other prices ou application.
CASH WITH SAMPLES.
Certificate*1   forwarded   per
return of mail.
OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.
Royal Mail Lines.
CHEAPEST k QUICKEST ROUTE
10 THE OLD COUNTRY,
Proposed Sailings from Montreal.
PARISIAN... .Allan Line.. .July 30th
CIRCASSIAN " iug. 0th
OREGON..Domiuion Line..Aug. 3rd
SARNIA      ' " Aug. 10th
LABRADOR " Aug. 17th
LAKE \VINNIPEG..Beaver. .Julv 27th
LAKE ONTARIO        "      Aug". 3rd
From New York.
MAJESTIC.. .White Star... .Julv 27th
GERMANIC " Aug. 3rd
TEUTONIC " Aug. 10th
Cabin U0, U5, 850, 860, 870, $80 upwards.
Intermediate. ��25; Steerage, 820.
Passengers 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
points,
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke ; ���
or to Robert Kerb, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
W. J. J,AW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near O.P.R. Station)
REVELSTOKE,    B.C.
A Nonnv STOCK OF
English Worsteds,Scotch and
Irish Tweeds and Serges
AT PRICES THAT WILL CATCH
you.
HULL BROS
REVELSTOKE.
BUTCHERS
AND WHOLESALE   AND 11ETAIL DEALERS IN
11EEF, 1-OliK, ETC.
b*
iiGKiSaii
BOOTMAKER,
MAIN STREET, REVELSTOKE.
Boots & Shoes made to
order.
FROM THE LARDEAU.
Biggest Miue in the District.
Mr. H N. Conrsier has just returned from a six days' trip iuto the
Lardeau nnd Nukusp districts. Prom
Hall's Landing he went, by boat up
tlie Arm as far as Thomson's. He
says, the crops on Stauber's and
Thomson's ranches are looking
splendid. Thomsuu has nearly completed his now house.
Accompanied by Dave Ferguson
aud W. Poole, Mr, Coursier walked
over tho mountain to Trout Lake,
about 12 miles, and arrived there in
the evening ol the same day he left
Revelstoke (Monday). He says a
much easier road could bo m.ide
Irom Thomson's Landing to Trout
Lake by following the creek southward. The present trail goes right
up over the mountain and dowu the
other side. As u trail it is all right
and tuleraldy smooth, but on account
of its steepness it is " a deuced hard
road to trabliel."
Next morning they started for the
big ledge seven miles north of the
Jake, where Messrs. Wulker, Downs,
Stauber, McDonald and Holden are
working on th.-ir claims. They have
done all their assessment work, and
have laid open a magnificent body of
galena from 25ft. to 30ft. iu width
tbe whole length of the claims. Tom
Downs' and Pete Walker's are somewhat further advanced in development thau the others, bnt as the
claims are contiguous a description
of these two will suffice for the
whole. They are on the mountain
side, and the oap has been taken off
for a distance of about 75 feet from
the apex or outcroppiDg of the lode
to a plateau at the bottom of the
slope, exposing a vast quantity of
mineral which is nearly solid for the
whole of the depth so far uncovered.
From this plateau a crosscut is now
being driven to intersect tbe lode in
order to ascertain its thiekuess, the
crosscut already being in good ore,
which is being placed on the dump,
aud several fine specimens of which
Mr. Coursier brought home with
him. They will not be greatly surprised if tbey find the mineral body
extends right through the mountain.
They will have no need to begin
sinking a shaft jus, yet, as there are
many hundred* of tons of ore already
"above ground." Mr. Poole, who
is one of the party making the rich
strike nt the Lardeau forks last
month, said he had never seen so
much ore in sight iu all his experience. It exceeded anything he had
ever met with.
The question now is h >w to get
this seemingly inexhaustible supply
of mineral to the smelter. The cost
of getting it out will be trilling, bul
tbe expense of carrying it on the
backs of pack animals for a-distance
of between twenty and thirty miles
over a rough mountain trail will be
too heavy for the boys to think of
working the miue themselves, bonanza though it be. It ueeds capital
to placo the mineral on the market,
but to a man or a company that could
"stand the racket" until the sales
began to turn in it would be oue of
tho biggest paying investments in
the provinoe.
Having to do assessment work on
another claim two or three miles
distant, called the "Silver Cup," tbe
hot s were on the point of starting
for tbat place when Mr. Coursier had
to loavi:, as ho wished to catch tbe
Thursday morning's boat for Nakusp
as it passed the mouth of the Arm.
Tbe samples Mr. Coursier brought
back with him include a magnificent
piece of ore from the "Silver Cup"
which assays over 2,100 oz silver to
tbe ton, three different ores from
Pete Walker's claim on the big
ledge (one piece of rich silver-lead
ore, one ot low-grade galena, aud a
piece of rock thickly impregnated
with gold, copper and iron) and a
beautiful specimen of silver ore from
the "Freddie Lee" miue, in tbe
Sloean, which appears to be of the
same quality as that from the "Silver
Cup."
LOCAL NEWS.
Harness Leather Kept in Stock.
FIT AND MAKE-UP GUARANTEED.
Kootenav Lake
SAW MILL,
G. O. BUCHANAN, PROP.
LUMBER YARDS AT
NELSON BALFOUR
AINSWORTH KASLO
Large Sleeks on hand.
Preparations aro being made for tbo |
Groat Building Boom of 1802.
REPAIRING WHILE YOU WAIT,
CAUTION.
EAOH PLUG OF TIIE
Myrtle Navy
IS MARKED
T. & B.
In Bronze Letters.
NONE  OTHER  IS GENUINE.
[FROM OUR OWN (lOl'.ltHSI'ONDENT |
Thomson's Lanoinu, Aug. 10th.
J. W. Haskins ii. getting very good
results from the Orphau Roy. He
says bo wiil ship ore by puck train
to the Arm this fall,
Messrs. Crockett, Robertson and
Poole, after spending several davs
in Rovelstoke, arrived down last
week. Thoy are well supplied for
two mouths, and are going to go
ahead with their assessment work
uml tjevelope their own mine, us they
do not, inleud to sell, believing thoy
have a loitune right there.
Abrahamson and Lungrell are still
bard at work developing. The ore
body lies about lour feet below we
Kiirfueo, and when tiie Oap is removed
from the top of the lode they will be
able to quarry tbeir ore instead of
mining for it,
Mr. Blackburn bus uot yet relumed from the Lardeau. Probably
In has dropped o,, a rich tbvig himself.      	
Ripans Tabules cure colic*
Mr. A. Holman, agent for Nakusp
townsite lots, camo up on Wednesday's boat.
A. F. McKinnon, of Illeoillewaet,
lato owner of the famous Maple Leaf
mino, arrived in town last night.
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow in the Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, eveuing at 7.30.
All aro cordially invited,
Ripans Tabules: for sour stomach.
Rev, C. Ludner's leoture on "The
Moou,"attracted a fair-sized audience
to the Methodist Church oo Monday
evening, and was very interesting.
Soon to Open Up.���A fine assortment of all the Latest Styles and
Patterns in Ladies' Mantles will be
unpacked at H. N. Coursier's in a
few days.
Bourne Bros, have received two
carloads of goods tbis week���one ear
of sugar and one car canned goods.
This makes eleven carloads got iu by
the firm this year.
Ripans Tabules cure constipation,
A consignment of watermelons arrived for Bourne Bros, this week,
and tbe whole lot was sold out a few
minntes after they were unloaded.
Another consignment is expected
daily,
We think it about time one of our
contemporaries stopped advertising
the auction sale of New Denver town
lots, seeing tbat it took plaee nearly
a month ago. A few old outs wonld
look better than "dead ads." to fill
up with.
Mr. McNeil will open to-night at
Howson's Furniture Store, near the
Station, a barber's shop, boing a
branch of bis Main Street business.
The new shop wiil open every evening at six o'clock.
Messrs. H. Abbott, R. Marpolo
and Farrell, C.P.R. officials, went
down river on Monday, and it is
rumored tbat their visit has some
connection with locating the entry
of the main line through the Crow's
Nest iuto tbe Kootenay mining country. Mr. Marpole returned oo Wednesday.
Messrs. Smith & Brigham, millers,
nf Moosomin, Assa., are extending
tlicir business westward, and they
iut nd giving special attention to the
British Columbia trade. The firm's
representative, Mr. M. McDonald, is
in town, having made a tour through
Lower Kooteuay. Their advertise-
meut will be found on the fourth
page,
The new streets being laid out at
the station will be of very great oon-
v.-nience to vehicles, The work is
being done rapidly aod well, and
this year we will have no ctuse to
grumble at the misappropriation of
the Government grant for roads and
trails in West Kootenay. A full description will appear when the work
is oompleted,
Mr. Ernest Fletoher, Main Street,
has just oompleted a new boat for
Mr. Atherley, engineer of the str.
Lytton, who intends it for use on the
Shuswap Lake, fishing, pleasuring,
.to. It is 17ft. long by iy,tt. wide.
Boating would be fashionable at
Revelstoke if we had a reasonable
river to row on, but the Columbia
rushes by like a mad thing.
The mosquitoes are decidedly improving in mauners. They do not
visit in swarms now, bringing along
their poor relations and oonntry
oousius to tbo feast, as they did all
through last month. They are oon-
tent to come iu aud be slaughtered
singly. But it still takes about an
even half of one's time und attention
to smash the voracious ioseots,
We have just received from Mr.
Campbell Roddie, Deputy Provincial
Seoretary, a copy of "Health Rules"
issued by Order in Counoil during
tho early days of the small-pox
epidemio in Victoria last month. We
should be thankful tbat, though tbe
discuso passed through our town and
reached sevoral places in tbe Northwest and Manitoba, we have not had
a single case nor a suspicion of ono.
Last Saturday- eveuing a homing
pigeon dropped exhausted just in\
(root of tbo Star oflice, but was not
noticed um il it wus beiug worried by
a small dog, w|n'cb was dragging it
abont iu tbo dust, It wus r.-souod
before tbe pup had time to injure it,
but though it, received overy attention it, died Sunday morniug. No
on thought of looking for murks on
tho Jiiril until alter the body bad
been thrown i ri to tlie river.
Mr. A. E. Kennedy, of tbo eminent
Toronto firm of fashionable tailors,
Kennedy k, Donglas, called ou us
tbis 'ieek, having just cuinu up from
a tour iu Lower Kooteuay, He says
trade is lively down there, as well
as in tho Imvus along tho O.P.R.,
ospi'Ciully at IlleeillHwait, whi.-h ne
describes as "a fil'St-olasS place to ge
Rev. Dr. Robertson, superintendent of missions for the Presbyterian
Church, sill conduct the service at
that church to-morrow evening. He
is full of information from his extensive travels all over tbe Dominion,
and an extremely interesting service
may be expected. Dr. Robertson is
making a tour of tbe west in order to
station men where needed and secure
all possible information concerning
this western field. It had been intended tbat the children's servioe
should be held io tbe Methodist
church to-morrow evening, but in
consequence of Dr. Robertson's arrival it has beeu postponed till next
Sunday.
Ripain Tabules euro dizziness.
Taking advantage of the advent of
two good painters, whose stay here
will be about a week, several of our
tradesmen have had some ornamental
lettering placed over their store
fronts. Mr. H. N. Conrsier, tbe
enterprising merchant of Main-street,
displuys bis name in letters two feet
bigb, while Mr. J. P. Sutherland,
manager for Hull Bros,, batchers,
has a steer's head painted in blood
red, with lettering on either side.
Messrs, C. B. Hume k Co.'s delivery
wagon has reoeived considerable
attention from the artist, being very
nearly smothered by suoh a display
of lettering- big, small, and middle-
size���tbat it seems a pity to nse tbe
wagon for any other purpose than as
ao advertising medium. The Union
Hotel has also had a nioely-paintod
name put up.
Messrs. Tuckett k Son are often
asked to sell their " Myrtle Navy "
tobacco to retail dealers. Tbey never
in any oase do so, aud for tbe best of
reasons. Tbe wholesale trade of tbe
oountry have a distributing machinery which handles the Myrtle Navy
without any addition to ito permanent expenses. If tbe manufacturers
were to undertake tbat work, as they
wonld by selling to the retail trade,
it would require an independent
machinery, the whole cost of whioh
would have to be borne by the proceeds of the tobacco sales, and of
courso it wonld fall upon tbe consumer. Selling to the wholesale trade
alone is, therefore, for the consumer's
benefit, and is a convenience to the
retail trade, because every traveller
who oavlU���iu tbe grocery line���oan
take orders for " Myrtle Navy."
EN-
REVELSTOKE   FIRE
GINE.
Tho Chemical Ordered.
A publio meeting was held in the
Library on Thursday uight concerning the fire brigade and the chemical engine.   The Government grants
for this year aod last ($250 eaoh)
being now in hand it was proposed
Mat the engine should be ordered at
ouce.   There were, however, several
present who thought it would be best
to go slow and make inquiries in
oertain towns where the chemical is
iu use before purchasing,   Tbis was
met with the remark that too much
time had already beon wasted, and
also tbat many people in tbe town
thought the engine was ordered some
time ago.    Finally the matter was
left in tbe hands of a committee of
five-Messrs. W. M. Brown, O. H.
Allen, F. B. Wells, J. Abrahamson
and T. L Haig.   A vote of thanks to
those gentlemen who had moved so
energetically in tbe matter of procuring tbe appropriation was moved
by Mr. G. H. Williams and seconded
by Mr. G. Terryherry, after which
the meeting dissolved, leaving the
committee to their deliberations.   It
was at a late hour when tbey concluded, tbe resnlt being a motion by
Mr. Abrahamson, seconded by Mr.
Haig, "That Mr. Allen be appointed
to wire aud order tbe obemical."
Mr. Allen telegraphed to Mr. Morrison, seoretary of the manufacturing
firm at Toronto, tbe same night, a
letter following by tbe next mail. It
is very probable tbe engine will be
bore some time next month.
ANADIAN
-n Wednesday lor
to - i-il
orders."   Ilo li ft
the west, jntemlitii
Ann, Mm-, u[', K   .
Kamloo| B
Ripans Tabulos: for torpid liver.
Ripans Tabules cure bad breath.
REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.
Atlantic Express, urrives 10.10 daily.
Pacific        " ��      16.52   "
Cheapest, most reliablo aud safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chicago, New York and Boston.
Hates $5 to $10 lower than any other
other route,
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in
charge of B i'orter, for tbe SOOOmmO-
dation of Passengers holding seoond
class tickets. Passengers booked to
aud from ull European points at
Lowest Hates,
Low Freight Hates. Quick despatch, Merchants will save money
by haviug their freight routed via
llu-1.'. P 11
given
,, applying i,o    U. E. BROWN,
Asst, (jen'J Freight Ag't, V'noouver.
or to I. r, BBEWSTEB,
Ag't 0. P. R. Depot, Revelstoke. ilUriiJLUUliXUXi-AJJ.
Harvest Prospects in Enf-land.
Aooording to the special reports published by The Times with regard bo tho crops
the outlook is somewhat discouraging, lhe
ler,��l   favorable  points  ill   the   estimates
relate to the root, and grain crops.     The
yield of h&y will he lighter than for many
yours past.   Cereals, it is stated, do not
appear as if thoy will ho able to pull up to
au average, wlmtevr the weather amy be
between now and harvest  time,   ami although wheat has generally improved on
the month, there has been more than a corresponding falling off in oats, which were
at one period looked upon as likely to bo
tho crop of the year.   Barley seems to promise better results, and hops huvo improved considerably, moving up from 88.G to
95.8, Sussex making the best return.   In
Kent and Worcestershire tlierc arc slight
signs of mould, but no serious damago ia
reported.    In Scotland  there have been
gains iu Wloy, oats, potatoes, beans and
?rass ; but losses on peas, wheat and roots,
n no case, however, has tho change been
great, the most important being the advance of grass from a position represented
by 94 in June to 101.3 in July. In Wales
wheat has improved a littlo ; barley has
receded to a very limited extent; oats have
gone up a point, and aro uniformly excellent ; an advance has been made in beans
and peas; potatoes are reported to be very
robust, promising a very heavy crop, while
grass has receded I.S, and roots half a
point. As a wholo, however, tho outlook
is not regarded as better than it was 12
months ago, although it is not put down as
very much worse when a balance is struck
of all tha growing crops.
Wide Tirea.
An agricultural engineer writing in the
Country O'aUleman,makes seme suggestions
of importance to the farmer in any country
in the following:
One moro thing is needed. This is a law
doubling tho tax of a person using a tire
narrower than three inches, and reducing it
one-fourth when a tour-inch tire is used.
This is, of course, on heavy vehicles which
cut the roads to pieces when tho narrow
tires are used. Tho wide tire is a service to
tho road,actingas a roller. Unfortunately,
this matter is not undorstood, and there is
much error in regard to it. The draft of a
wide tire is not increased, but diminished.
When a narrow tire sinks into the soft
ground, it is equivalent to going up a slope
equal to the depth the wheel sinks aud the
small distance from the lowest point oi thc
wheel to tho level of tho road. This is more
than would he perceived at first sight, and
increases thc draft fully a fourth or more.
Another thing should he woll known���
viz., that to travel in a rut is destructive to
a road, and every driver should avoid following directly in the track of another
wagon. Iiy doing this the road may be
made like a floor���all the moro so if the
wide tires are generally used. All this applies to the ute of wagons in fields,butmore
so. I have seen a washout that, cost S">0 to
repair.made on a hill field by one rut caused
by one load of hay drawn down a slope,that
might have been avoided had the tiro been
four inches wide.
Will the broad tire act as a roller on the
dirt road or xi-ill it aflbul an increased surface on which to pick up the dirt that clings
to the wheel when the soil is wet to the
depth of half an inch? That iho tire that
is sunk in the soil is continually going up
hill and a very steep hill at that, must be
apparent to any man who will measure thc
angle from the bottom of the rut to the
level of the surface. If that hill was apparent and the same-angle stretched out a
mile in advance, the horses would balk and
the driver become utterly discouraged,
���(Western Live Stock Journal.
a man who does not like cows and the care
of them, turns out to he a very common
and ordinary individual.
Iron-clad Apple:*,
Dr. Hoskins, the noted Vermont pomol-
ogist, writes to the " A i eiican Cultivator"
that by selection and growth of seedlings,
ironclad apples that will thrive successfully
in the cold Northern and Western States
are being'annually added to thc list of
worthy fruits. *Lieatureof the horticultural
advance is the improvement along the Canadian border, many of which aro deserving of
more credit than they have heretofore received. Even along the Canadian border
many of these native trees produce fine stock,
on which improved varieties from the nursery can bo grafted successfully. The northern belt of the United States is well adapted to the cultivation of apple trees, with
the exception of the severe cold, whicli will
injure all trees but thoso of the hardiest
nature. So far most of the varieties that
have proved of value in the cold section
have lieen imported from Canada, although
fruit growers are now paying moro attention
to thc question of iron-clad trees for the
United States.
The apple crop of Canada is a largo one,
and many of tho farmers of this region depend largely upou their trees for
sufficient: revenue to rent tho rest of their
farms. Thoir exportation ot apples does
not begin to compare with that from tho
United States, but considering thc comparative si/.o of tlio two countries, our applo
crop makes a pretty good showing. It may
be worth while to mention a few of tho varieties which are grown successfully on the
Dominion border, anl likewise in all of the
cold Northern States, where early winters
kill most other fruits.
Those varieties are tho Wealthy and
Fameuse, fcoth of which are grown in large
quantities on the St. Lawrence and around
Montreal; Oldenburgh, Red Astrachau,
Sops of Wine and Tetofsky, which have
been imported from the colder regions of
Europe. All of these are iron-olad in the
fullest meaning of that word, and they have
been grown in the far northern part of Canada very successfully, Added to this list
is another one, which while termed ironclad aud hardy, will scarcely resist the cold
of Cauada nor the extreme northern parts
of this oountry, Many of them are grown
in large orchards iu middle and southern
Maine, Vermont, and New-Hampshire, but
north of this line they frequently succumb
to the cold. They are the Early Harvest,
Gravenstein, Hubbardston, Jewett's Red,
Minister, Mother, Northern Spy, Porter,
Red Canada, Rhode Island Greening, Tompkins and King William,
Milk in Hot Weather.
Hot, suffocating weather is depressing
on dairy interests in many ways, and a hot
wave is especially dreaded by manufacturers. On the farm the cows give less milk,
for they are lolling in the shade instead of
grazing, and it requires the utmost vigilance and care to keep the milk sweet and
untainted for twelve hours, The advantage
of shade trees and plenty of pure water in
thc pai'ure becomes very great in torrid
weather, for the comfort of the animals and
the perpetuation of a normal quality and
quantity of milk. Iiy the way, in speaking
or thinking of milk, dairymen should 'al-
ways put quality before quanitity. Wo
are sorry that this is not the rule on many
dairy farms, and tho fact accounts for a
great deal of non-success in milk production. Do not try to preserve a large
quantity of milk in hulk unless you have
abundant facilities for doing so ; the risk
is too great. In both cream-raising for
butter-making and in preserving mils for
ohosse making we firmly believe in the setting and storing of milk in small quantities.
Not only do we get a better quality of
milk, butter and cheese, but tie labor and
MimiW Ifl JLUUTJilN AY.
Incidents orMrelo'he New Until Olstrlct
An incident worthy of note as characteristic of western miuing life was observed
recently by a visitor at Kaslo.
Kaslo is scarce six months old as yet, but
the inevitable missionary has reached il and
services are being held regularly. There is
now a proposition on foot to build a church.
On the occasion in question, a young lady
came into Green Bros,'store soliciting subscriptions for the church organ. She went
straight up to a prospector who was buying
an outfit at the counter, explained to him
the object of her mission and asked him to
subscribe, at tho same time handing him
the book with the "names' in it and the
amounts subscribed. As he glanced over
the names his chum stepped up and asked :
"What'veyougotthere,pard?" Anticipating
the reply the yonng lady stepped up and explained aud wanted to know if he wouldsub-
scribe. Without noticing the solicitous look
and tho pleading smile on the young lady's
face thc second said carelessly : " I'll tell
you what I'll do, Bob; I'll flip the dice with
you to see who pays the girl five dollars.'1
" I'll go you," was the nonchalant reply,
and turning to the clerk ho said : " Hand
me down the arbitrators" (meaning the
leather dice box.) They shook,���poker
dice, ace3 high,���ono lost, handed over tho
five dollars and the young lady proceeded in
a business-like way to tho next. No one
seemed to look on the event as in any way
humorous or unusual, although it could not
but strike a stranger as extremely so.
That theso miners, rough in their way,
have good hearts is shown by numerous incidents. At Ainsworth a man and his wife
arrived destitute, the latter being in a delicate condition, Tho man's story enlisted
their sympathies and they supplied them
with shelter in a vacant shack and provided
them with tho necessaries of life. Shortly
afterwards a baby was horn and tho father
came home in an intoxicated condition a
few nights afterwards, beating his wife and
jeopardizing tho life of his child. As Boon
as the miners heard of it they drummed the
man out oi town and taking his poor wife
and child placed them in coinfortablo quarters and maintained them until some means
of earning a livelihood opened up.
As is well known they aro not religious in
the ordinary acceptance of the word, but
are quite willing to Bupport churches and
contribute to the " means of grace " so long
as they are not asked to be restricted in any
particular or interfered with. They will not
swear in the presence oi a clergyman if they
know it, and if they do will ask pardon for
tho mistake. No class of men will venture
more, endure more and work harder than
the prospector in tho hope of making a
strike. Tho prospector is tho real pioneer
of civilization and progress in a mining
oountry. No man will do loss when a strike
is made. As a rule, a prospector will not
work as a miner. He is a discoverer, and a
gambler on big stakes, when strapped ho
will "grubstake" for the man who has
money.
It will be of interest to the uninitiated to
know the meaning of "grubstake." Ono
person may supply another with provisions
and an outfit and maintain him during a trip
or season on tho understanding that thc prospector shall give to the one that grubstakes
him an interest, usually a half, in all his
finds. That is "grubstaking." A large
number of prospectors in all mining districts
are working in "grubstakes," of which
there are a variety of kinds according to in- j
dividual bargaining.
m
A Moonlight Fantasy,
The violet sky of the night swung low its
starlit arch over thc sleeping earth,
The lambent moon dashed with gold the
white road leading away under the great
trees.
.,.,..     , , , i    There were strips of light and shade lying
responsibility ot   caring tor the  product is, alougUle vista of the overhanging branches.
lessened.   In  our  e> penence as  a maun- < aml in and out among these ffalked a ������������������
facturer one ot the greatest difficulties that;    A Illa!1 and woma��
; wo have encountered is the ignoring of this :    He was tall and str
I tact by many dairymen.   A certain class of
ringing trouble on their own heads, and
being a source of exasperation to manufacturers.
flow to Tell tho Best Uow,
The Western  Farm Journal Ins lately
been looking over thc views of two wise
men as to the best means of selecting a i mi||. p,.0,|licer3 arc perpetually attempting
good nml; cow. J he Journal says it takes 110 -,������ thc pr0!*uct ���- their cuffa pur,. and
a very few words to tell what Prof, Roberts, Bweet hy m3lamX it *��� iar?c bulk. In hot
of Cornell University, knows on the subjeot.  weather)  0-coune,  they are constantly
Ho h a man of a large uud scientin,- know- (-..i.-- - ������- ���--       <  ��� ���
lodge of cows, and he savs the only way  j'
he knows io tell the best cow is by milking
her and keeping a record of her milk and
butter.   Ho thinks it is impossible for anv i    0ur3 j, a djma,e of wtreniel ���; neat and
man to tell hy merely looking at her which ; cold B.e.a,l(1 ,jrv and mo.iern (lairvi,lg t0
is the best cow in a herd,    lhe man who ' h��� roccewfn*   maat ma,���tain
can do so ought to be able to tell which is SMniiar,i through it ail.   Man must there
the fattest horse out of a doMn fast breed    . ... ,   what ���alnre does not( in .,ie dajry
ers hy looking at them.   Mcst men think   line-produce certain artificial conditions to
they can do this and backup  their mm.-   ofi-,el the freaks 0* c!.,nlU,    While milk
ment with their money, and the very dlffi-  (,nality can practically take care of itself,
oulty of doing it furnishes the chief interest  ... , ertain length of time in cool weather
in a race course.   .Nearly any  man with   proper ficilities should always be at hand
any sort of practical knowledge can tell a }<*;�� necessary preservation  when the
fa rly good cow when ho sees her  hut to  temperature runs hii  .
tell which is tho l-est merely by what can      -,'��� almost impossible to take Loo good
be seen, is something, in the professors  ..nr��� ������ ,���.,���,  |)Ut ���. ,, quite possible  ind
opinion, beyond tho reach of man's saga-, commm ,      ,. ,  t to its detriment.   The
"W- . ! microscope has revealed to uh that changes
Prof, Robertson, the well known Ca-. ������ mn]c ^ ������ othcr orgamo ^balances are
nadisn authority, while not pretending to pr0(*uce(* by bacteria, or minute animal
describe, or be able to judge the vory  best  Jr-'anisms
cow. yet points oul certain rules whish S*0,t people, however, have but a faint
characterize good cows aa follows i ,    o( ,,���,  -nconCeivable rapidity with
" A long udder li-ngthwieo of her body; | which, onder favorable conditions, aestruo-
.i;. .I....U u. -cry e|a���jc in quality. I tlvebacteria, multiply in milk.   A small
amount of foreign matter 11 tli am of a
She was by his
^^^^^^^^^ aight,
side, of fair proportions.
They spoke no word as they walked, and
the sweet Summer air moved no faster than
they, and was still.
There was a twitter among tbo leaves of
a bird in its nest, and a low hum, as if thc
voices of the night were whispering to tho
stars and the leaves.
A cloud came from tlie western sky and
laid its mantle over the face of the moon
,and the strips of light across tho couple's
[liable i path shadowed away into darkness.
Then it was the woman spoke,
"George," she said almost harshly, it
seemed, whore erstwhile all had beeu so
sweet and still.
" Yes, .Martha," he replied in deep ab-
straction.
" We've got to get a now hired girl," she
nab! earnestly.
" I know it, Martha,"answered the mar.,
"and for the last, half hour I've been wonder-
iiu' where tho dickens we could find oue
that was worth a continental."
Thoy were married.
And the moon dodged behind a wad o
witcry cloud and kicked itsell severely.
and it should be
The elastic quality means room to mak
milk. A soft skin, a mellow skin covered
with mossy, -,ilky hair. A cow hasonly one
skin���one skin around her body und clear
through by way of thc stoma, h. The skin,
if coirie or harsh, means sluggish digestion
inside, and that means an expensive cow
that does not digest her food or thrive well,
Then a cow should hav: a large, roomy barrel, with broad ribs wide apart, for holding
plenty of good, rough, bulky, cheap feed ;
it should be filled up twice a day. Seo that
the mi,k veins under the cow's belly are
prominent ��� prominence is a far more important Indication than actual size would
be. Firm muscles in tho abdomen mean
good constitution. Thoy aro one of the
best evidencos of endurance and thrift, that
you can (ind in a cow, and enduranco to
stand the r-train of giving milk continuously
ia what you wanl��� A cow should have broad
loins with long rump. A rather long, loan
neck, with olean-out face and prominent
eyes. These points indicate cndur.iig
power lo stand the strain of a long milking
season. If a cow has theso five points she
will usually have thc power of serving a
man well.'
Having given the above Mr. Robertson
wisely adds that, unfavorable conditions of
keeping, olthor as lo stabling or dofeotlvo
feed will neutralize the very best equipment;
in other words, the vrry best now, in the
hands ol a poor foodor, or -unrounded by
can, pall, or any milk receptacle, m i ' in
ih�� hot weather contain millions of germs,
which multiply with almost spontaneous
quickness in tho milk, proiuoing lournew
or taint. Thorongh initial washing of
Otenslls, with always an after scalding of
boiling water, is one of tbe mam preservatives. Rigid cleanliness is the law, >uA it
is almost impossible to be too thorough, Get
a good Idea of the subject of bacteria multiplicity, and you can never after fail to regard this subject with proper significance,
We taw Jake nulling np a box the o'i,er
day containing BOme articles which ho
intended sending by exprOSI.    Prom   lh-:
nature of the contents we knew it was essential that tho box should not be Inverted on
the passage,  ao we ventured the ho - ������    Ion
to Jake io place the muoh-abuied " i ill
side up," et.e., conspicuously upon' the 001 er.
A few days -iflrr we saw Jake.
"Heard from yonr goods, Jake' Did
thoy get thoro safely?"
" Every one broke," replied Jack, sullenly. " Lost the hull lot I Hang lliooxpross
company I"
"Did you put, on, 'This side,' as we
told yon''."
"Ves, [did. An'fur foar thty shouldn't
Foe it on the kiver, I put it on tho bottom,
tow���confound cm I
you':
you
0 mitted Oeo important Caution,
The mother1! suspicions were aroused and
that night when the young man left the
house snd ths daughter camo upstairs sho
interviewed her.
"Elizabeth," she said sternly, "didn't
I hear Mr, Smiploy kissing you in the
parlor as I came along the hall?"
" No, mamma, you didn't,'' responded
the daughter emphatically.
" Well,   didn't   be   try  to   kiss
pel listed the mother.
���' Ves, mamma," demurely.
"I  knew It," she said.    "Did
permit blur to do 10 '
" No, ma'am, I did not,   I told him you
bad always taught mc that I should not
permit any young man to kiss mc."
"That was right, that wai right, my
dear," said the mother encouragingly.
" And what, did he iay to that''."
The girl blushed but was undaunted,
"He asked mc if you bid over told n*0
wn not lo kiss a young man."
The mother began to fool that possibly
she had omlttoil a vital link In tho chain of
her Instrnotiom,
"What did you tell him?" she asked
nervously,
"I Hind T didn't renumber it,if you had,"
Tho girl stopped and tho mother broke
out urgently i
" Well, go on, go on."
" I giicsii that'l what you heard, mother,"
and Iho daughter waited for the florin to
burst*
IHIIJI-UUUIIOIIIUIII   ilUi'J.-Jlii.
Game ''milling Fight* -villi 111k Odds "llll
the llniiiiils.
The wolf was carriod out in his cage,
which, on pulling a string, fell to pieceslike
a pigeon trap, and he setoff at a long
gallop. The dogs, in hot pursuit.soon came
up and Khvatai made first i-ush.but missed,
rolling over with tho wolf, who, however,
picked himself up and went on,
Both dogs in turn now camo up, but did
not get an opening for a minute or so, when
Molodetz tackled and "pinned." Khvatai
at once joining in��� a very good piece of
work.
In less than thirty seconds: tho huntsman
was also on the wolf, and the throo held
him till othor helpers came up and secured
him. He was then put back into the cage
and carted olf. As far as I could seo
neither the dogs nor the wolf wero scratched.
Tho second couple were Lebod and Htish-
chni. Tlicir wolf went oil'rather faster than
tho first one ; indeed,though thc beast seemed to be lolloping along very coni(ortably,it
took tho borzois almost, as long to come up
with him as it did for thom to roach the
hares. Tho Iirst rush was made by Hisli-
chni with great determination, but he missed, and the wolf at once slackened pace and
showed fight, This let up belied who
"pinno.l" vtry finely, bnt was not backed
by his companion, who, after his first rush,
seemed to ho somewhat shy about coming to
cioso quarters.
The pace had been so sharp that the hunter could not get up in time, and only ran
in as the wolf shook himself free, lioth dogs
encouraged by the man, now made repeated
attempts to get bold, but the wolf kept up
a running fight, lying dowu on his back at
intervals, in which position ho appeared lo
he impregnable, at any rate for the man.
The dogs, too, had each been punished, and
finally the wolf got near the covert. At
this juncture an extra pair were slipped, and
the four dogs finished up by getting the
quarry cornered aud pinned in tho spinney.
Zlovad and Ziebach were the third pair,
but Lehed and Hishchni were left in the
field as auxiliaries in case of need. Iho wolf
went away for the enclosure palings, which
he reached just us the hounds were at his
tail,
One of them made a dash, with thc result
that, being brought up against the rails, tlio
two dogs and the wolf had a rough-and-
tumble fight for a minute, from which the
wolf emerged victoiious. In fact, one of
the dogs refused to approach him again,
and the othcr followed at a very respectful
distance, hesitating each timo that the wolf
turned and showed IiIb teeth, In this way the
Wolf was rapidly gaining the covert when
the second pair were slipped, buta littlo too
late, as Lehed made his grab just as the
wolf reached the shelter. However, he
gamely followed him in, and, fired by bis
example, the three now joined.
After about ten minutes, though, matters
got no further advanced, and a third pair
were slipped. Even with this reinforcement, however, and several men, it was not
for nearly twenty minutes that the wolf
wus tinned out into the open.
Here he again stuck to the palings running along them, thus being protected from
attack on one sido and snapping at evory
dog who came near him, Lobed, however,
who had never left him in peace for a moment, at last gol a chance, and "pinned,"
and in half a minute two or three of the
others laid hold and kept the beast down
till tho huntsman camo on the scene,
Out of the six dogs, five were more or
less bitten, and Lebed's white coat was
smirched with mud and blood all over from
his severe tussles, aud threo or four wounds
in the bead and forehead, He did not,
however, seem much the worse, nor indeed,
did the wolf, although he hud had a bit of
worrying at tho finish, and was thoroughly
exhausted, till revived by sprinkling with
cold waler.
No Wonder fle Wanted anEnoyolopsed
and a Mnzzle for That Boy,
"Papa," suddenly piped up the youngest,
bracing his sturdy little legs for the assault,
"don't it hurt the walls to have all tho old
skin scraped off of 'em when you puts paper
on? I bunked the skin off my knee an1 it
bluggied liko forty. Why don't tho wall
Muggy?"
'J here was no reply.
"I'apa, is tho holes in the bakers' bread
good for little boys to live o.i? An' where
docs the baker-man get 'em ?"
I'apa said nothing, but dived into the
foreign news column.
"Papa,"came that still, small voice, with
a feeling ring in it, "how does little boys
know when deir toos hurts 'em ? Thoy donl
fink wis deir feet, docs they ?"
I'apa fled to the baseball column with an
audible gasp.
"I'apa, where do;s God live?"
"Ill heaven, son."
"Did old Mrs. Brown go to heaven when
she died?'1
'��� i os, dear."
"Ain't it nnrful lonesomo up there wif
only old Mrs. lirown an' God?"
I'apa prayed steadily through the brief
lull.
"Papa," once more camo tho question
from the puzzled little brain, "whero did
Adam and live buy a cradlo to put (Jain
in?"
I'n pa glared across the tabic at the nurse
and hoarsely gasped : "For mercy's .sake,
Mary, lake that kid to bed before 1 get congestion of tho brain !"
"Pupa I" on mo a wild shout echoing down
the hall as the cavalcade moved hy ; "papa,
why did God make all the strawberries in
tho Summer when ev'i-ything's ripe, instead
of mnkin' 'em In tho Winter timo when
lliey ain't notliin1 olio good for littlo boys
to oat ?"
After a brilliant Hash of silence papa
straightened up his willed form and signed I
"Maria, J wish you would ro-nind mc in
thc morning to huy that littlo flood a
Ihil.'iiuiioa Kncyelopudia and u muzzle I"
If there i,i anything that makes a man
thankful for small foot it is the ollilhalui.
A woman might ns well propose j hoe
husband novor admits after marriage that
he wa, tbe one who did it.
Satire is a kind ol glass wherein be-
holdors do generally discover ovorybody's
face Imi their own, which Ii tho chief reason
fer lhat kind reception it moots with iu tho
world.   [Swift,
" Von want a job in my store, hey ? Have
you any recommendation Irom yonr last
employer, my boy ?" " Nnthiif in wriliu'.
Dill ho myii he very glad to part wiih me,"
���[Chicago Tribune.
mti ouiijuriii nautoi.us,-
I'nsHlans Hcgnnl It as nu I n-orinl An1in.il.
As the squirrel was said by the old Norse-
moil to bring all the news of the animals lo
l'hor, because ho was the merriest and most
sociable of beasts, so in the talk of the
Russian peasants the hamster is the synonym
for all that is sullen, avaricious, solitary,
and morose. Even in color he is unlike
any other animal, being light above and
dark below. This gives the hamster somewhat the same incongruous appearance that
a pair of black trousers and a light coat lend
to a man ; in other respects ho is like a
largo, Bhaggy guinea pig, with very largo
teeth and puffy cheeks, into which he can
crania vast quantity of ryo or beans for
transport.
"'lach hamster lives in a large, roomy
burrow all by himself, in defense of which
he will light liko a badger against any other
hamster who may try to enter. Family life
ho wholly avoids, never allowing a fomale
inside his burrow, but keeping her at a
good distance and making her find hor own
living for herself and family. The laBt
burden is however, not a serious ono, for
by the time the young ones aro three weeks
old each discovers that family life is a great
mistake aud sets oil' to make a bachelor
burrow for itself and save up beans for
the Winter. For in addition to its other
amiable qualities, tho hamster has that of
avarice in n marked degree, and heaps up
treasures of corn, rye, and horse beans far
in excess of bis own private wants for the
Winter. His favorite plan is too dig a
number of treasure chambers, all communicating with a central guard room, in which
the owner cats and grows fat until the hardest frosts begin, when ho curls himself up
to sleep until tlio Spring.
liut this lifo of leisure does not begin until the harvest has been gathered, While
tho crops aro ripening, the hamsters work
incessantly to increase their hoards, and
as much as three hundredweight of grain
and beans have been taken from a hamster's
burrow. After harvest the peasauts often
search with probes for the treasure cham-
ers of the robbers, and during the present
scarcity in Central Europe they will no
doubt exact a heavy tribute from the hamsters' stores,
In the Lions' Den-
A distinguished explorer, who has spent
much of his life in lhe jungles of Africa,
had gone out in search of a magnificent
bull buffalo which ho had shot thc day before, but which two lious had seized and
carried off in the night. Following their
trail ho found himself at thc entrance to a
tunnel, three and one-half or four feet high.
" With two of my Tokrooris followiue
with sparo rifles," says he, "I crept upon
hands and knees into tho dark tunnel,
following the t raco of the dragged buffalo. A light double-barreled rillc was my
companion.
"After a fow yards the tunnel narrowed
greatly and was little more than three feet
in height. Tho evergreen bush which
lined it was so dense that tho placo was
was very dark, and I could no longer see
any tracks of lions upon tho ground over
which I crept, advancing iu the most cautious manner, with both barrels upon lull
cock.
" About seventy yards had beon passed
in this manner when I discovered signs that
tho buffalo was near at hand. I looked behind me, and my two men wero keeping
well together. The carcass of tho buffalo
could not bo far oil', and it was highly probable lhat, the lions would be found in forcible possession.
"Prose tly I heard the cracking of a
bone, and there could lie no doubt that the
lions wero close at hand. Once more I
looked round to see if my men were coming
on ; 'hey were both close up. Wc crept
noiselessly forward for a few yards, and
suddenly a dark object appeared to block
the tunnel.
"Io another moment I distinguished the
grand head and dark mane of a noble lion
on tho other side of a black object which
proved to ho the body of tho buffalo. Another head, of a lioness, arose upon tho
right.
"At that instant a tremendous roar
deafened us, and the Bcene changed before I
had time to fire. We were alone, and
actually in possession of the buffalo, having
driven the lions from their prey simply by
our cautious advance, wit hout a shot. It required some timo and trouble to secure the
bead of tha t buffalo in the narrow limits of
thc lions' den but il hangs upon my wall?
now as a trophy. "
How to Oook a Ham,
" Do tell mo just how to cook a ham," said
an inexperienced housekeeper toafriend who
was noted for her culinary knowledge. " I
havo looked in four cook-looks and I can
find nothing plain and simple enough for
my Birily to follow;���thoy all assume that
the ham is boiled or half boiled when they
proceed to treat it in more elaborate fashion
���and I have not an idea how to begin even.
I have bought my ham���I know enough for
that, and 1 know what arc tho best hams in
thc market. Now begin and toll me just
what to do with it until it is ready to servo
cold on the table."
"It is very simple," said her friend,
" hul I know it is as you say ; it is just tho
simple, obvious knowledge that it is hardest
to find -.vritten rules for. First, soak your
ham all night in water whicli should cover
it entirely. Thon set it on tho firo to boil.
The rule for boiling a ham is fifteen minutes
to each pound, so you con easily toll by
weighing it the exact length of time that it
will ho necessary to cook it. When it is
half boiled change the water, ond to tho
last boiling add a cupful of molasses. When
it is done set it to cool, and when it is cold
enough, skin it and put it in thc oven to
bake until the whole is nicely browned ;
some pooplo sprinkle il beforo putting it in
the oven with brown sugar which forms a
sort of glaze.
"This is lho simplest way ol cooking a
ham, and thero is none better in my estimation; but there are all sorts of facts about
what will givo it various peculiar flavors,
and many aro the suggestions for the last
boiling. Some epicures cook it iu champagne just at the last, others in beer; many
lard it with olovos. An old southern cook
I onco had, had a way of covering thc wholo
ham after it was skinned with a dough paslo
mudo of Hour and water and then putting it
In the oven to bake. This she clain:cd confined all lho juices to the ham, and tho ro-
sulu she obtained were certainly delicious."
Barbed wire is not popuhr in Kentucky
unlets it is in thc form of a corkscrew. M
THREE HOURS LATE-
The passenger train had come and gone,
and at least one anxious watcher turned
u.-ivy disappointed.
" When will llio next train be
���J'.ssup asked of an ollicial.
"At 10.16, ma'am."
"Three whole hours," sighed tha lady,
turning disconsolately to her carriage.
"And my whole evening spoiled I My
birthiiight, too !   It is too provoking."
There wore actually tears in her eyes.
Mrs. Jussup was young, pretty, happily
wedded, in comfortable circumstances, and
prattle there ever recurred that fearful end
of all, " to be hanged to morrow, hanged by
the neck until dead."
the proud mother of two lovely children;
hut having no real griefs she was apt to
make tho most of petty ones. Mr. Jessup
bud been away for a fortnight, anil she had
boon so sure he would return to-night,
bringing with him her favorite sister,
whom she had not seen for mouths. Such
a happy evening as sho had anticipated,
and now it might not be I She was not
alarmed, Thoy had only missed connection somewhere, bul her birthiiight must
be kept alone.
The children wero wailing in the great
dim parlor, and seemed scarcely able to understand that papa and Aunt Nollic had
not come. " We are all dressed and ready,"
little Gertie pleaded piteously. " When
will they como J"
" Not till after your bed time, dear," her
mother answered with a sympathetic kiss.
" Our three hours of pleasure are all spoiled
now���utterly ruined."
"Aren't there any more hours, mamma ?"
asked the child innocently.
Mrs. Jessup started. Of course there
are, but not to-night. What makes you ask
such a question, Gertie?"
" Because when you havo lots of anything
yon don't mind two or three, hut when you
have just a fow you are careful of them,"
nodded tho little girl. " But I thought
there wero lots of hours,"
" Do hush, Gertie," her mother exclaimed with anerveus shiver; "you are enough
to make one's blood run cold."
She rang for tho nurse, and dismissed the
children to their supper and bed. The
great sliadowy drawing room was very still
when they wero eone. The night was dark,
cloudy and windy. Mrs, Jessup was lonely
and disappointed. Thero was a circle of
rosy, quivering light around the open grate,
and another circle of steadier light around
thc shaded lamp on tho centre tabic. All
clso was shadowy, dim and uncertain, She
sat down weaiily, and took up her fancy
work, but it had no interest without Nellie
to admire and criticise. What a dreary
birth-right it was, anyhow I
And how still it was! Nothing to be
heard but the crackling of the fire, and the
loud, slow ticking of the clock. Sho could
barely seo the burnished pendulum as it
passed regularly before the faint gleam
on the mantel. How slow it was I The evening would he interminable at this rate.
Suddenly Gertie's words flashed back on
her: " If you have just a few yiu are careful of them." What if these were her last
hours on earbh ? What if instead of awaiting ber husband and sister she were expecting���death ? Would the minutes seem so
long then ? Would she not think the heavy
pendulum swung fearfully fast ?
A man was to be hung to-morrow morning. Did the hours seem endless to him ?
To-morrow morning at ten I He had only
fifteen little hours to live. And ahe had
been wishing she could annihilate three of
thom ! She shuddered at her own selfishness. She had known him well once. They
had been children together in a lonely
mountain region where childron were scarce
end they had loved each other as few playmates do. And now���in fifteen little hours
she and Nellie would be driving out, happy
as tho day is long, while the fearful drop
was hurling him into eternity.
Had Nellie been thero sho might never
have thought of Harry. Why should she ?
It was now more than ten years since she
hod seen him, save once for a passing
glimpse. And he was changed, too, not the
same Harry ut all. It had shocked her to
hear of his trial and sentence, but her own
life was two interesting for her to pay much
attention to ouo who had slipped out of it.
long ago. But to-night, alone in the dim
parlor, with nothing to do but watch the
slow pendulum, memory played one of her
unpleasant tricks, bringing back long for-
gotten pictures of the oldon time. There
ro*e before her tho bright boyish faco she
hud liked so well. How clear and brave it
was with the sunshiuo of long ago flooding
it, ! She could see the sunny hair, and the
dancing blue eyes, and hear his cheery call,
" Como out and play, Lottie." The sunny
hair would bo beneath a coffin-lid by this
time to-inorrow, and tho brave voice be
hushed forever. And she would he gayly
pouring tea at the supper-table, forgetful
that he hod ever existed.
But sho had loved him then. Ho was
only six when they first met, and sho was
Jour. His homo was almost a mile away yet
bow of leu had ho como all that way to seo
her. Ilo was always a bravo littlo follow.
She could see him coming now in his littlo
brown jacket, with his hands full of wild
roses and buttercups, And how they used
to raco ! It all rose beforo hor;-the rugged mountain peaks around, tho bright blue
sky overhead, and the two merry children
shouting and laughing in tho valley. Harry
was always gentle with her. Mother would
say, " Take good care of Lottie, now," and
he always did, Ilo would never take care
of any ono again. Ho was to he hanged tomorrow morning,���" hanged by the ne;k
until dead."
She aroused horself with an effort and
looked at thc clock. Only a quarter to j
eight. Would the tardy hours never be
gono ?
Hours wore not so slow when Bhe and
Harry played bosido tho brook, or walked
to tho little grave by tho lonely pine tree.
'That was Harry's baby sister that died before sho was two yeara old. Pretty little
Bessie, how they had loved to play with her
tiny pink fingers and count hor toes! And
how they criod when told sho was dead ;
cried tili Lottie's head ached with a pain
sho remembered cveu now. Thoy carried
flowers to tho little gravo almost every
Sunday after that. And very often they
sal thero building wonderful air-castles,���
which never would ho fulfilled now. Hairy
was to bo hanged to-morrow,���" hanged by
tho nook until dead."
Hu meant to build agrand house on Eaglo
Mountain, looking down to the volley, and
thero was to boa groonhinso and lots of
beautiful gardens. A pure white monument
wan to bo put over Baby Bessie's grave,
und great herds of cat tie graze farther down.
1 lurry was lo bo very rich and go to Con-
���'ron, and Anally ho President. And still
through   the   memory   of  Iheir childish
She shook off the thought with an icy
shiver, and snatched up a book of poems
from the table.   It opened at random and
her glance fell on the lines :
Toll it not to mother's cars,
How life'scord waa riven,
How midst ruffian taunts and jeers
Life for life wus given.
She dropped that book with a shudder,
and  reached  for  her  dainty   gilt-edged
Shakespeare.   But as she nervously turned
the leaves every line seemed directly connected with that haunting train of thought.
"And tho right valiant Banquo walked too
late,
Whom you may say, if't please you, Fleanco
killed,
For Fleanco'scaped."
If Harry had only escaped ! But Harry
never would run away. That day when
they eame upon the cinnamon bear he had
boldly covered her retreat, shouting and
shaking his stick till he frightened it away.
To be sure it was only a cub, and probably
would not have hurt them anyway, but
Harry didn't know that. She tried to read
again and saw Lady Macdufl's frenzied
question,
"Whither should I fly T I havo done no harm;'
Tho lady dropped the hook as if sho had
been struck. "I havo done no harm."
Could Harry say the eame? Was tho world
any worse for what he had done ? There wa3
one man loss iu it, but is not thc world better for every ruffian taken from it ? A fast
young blade, anaristocratioyoungscoundrol
whom Harry had struck down while insulting a defenceless girl. And if in his indignation he struck too hard, and the wealthy
rascal never rose again,���did that deserve
death? MuBt Harry die just because the
dead man was popular with "the boys,"
while he was poor and all but friendless ?
Mrs. Jessup shook herself, and tried to
take refuge in her selfishness, for what good
could all her grief and indignation do him?
Would he be any more miserable if she
spent the whole time singing and dancing ?
she would not think of it, since thinking
could do no good. She would read and forget. She picked up her book again. What
was that line that peered mockingly at her ?
" Ilo you conton t, fair maid, Hediesto-mor
row."
Sho turned the leaves hastily, as if to
escape that reproach, but catching the first
line of Claudio's argument,
"Aye, but to die, nnttgo, we know not where.'
flung aside the book in shuddering horror.
There was no refuge from her thoughts in
Shakespeare.
She roee and walked impatiently through
the room. If only Will and Nellie would
come! These horrid visions would drive
her mad bsfore long. It must be nearly time,
���what, barely eight! And then she wondered whether Harry had a timepiece,
and were counting the slow hours as they
dragged away���the few precious hours at
the end of which he was lo be " hanged by
neck until dead."
"Hanged I" She could shut her eyes and
see how furiously he had rushed to the rescue whon big Joe Willis tried to hang
Mamie Ryan's pet kitten. He saved the
little thing too, and brought it back
to Mamie triumphant, though bruised
scratched and bleeding. And all the school,
girls thought him a hero, and declared Joe
Willis ought to be hung. Bnt Joe waa a
prosperous farmer now, while Harry���
"Ho you content, fair maid. Ho dies to-morrow."
And they called him a murderer
he was the gentlest boy in school, m
was so quick and lively, and as good a
hunter as the best of them. Only hia game
bags were different from theirs. They
wanted lots of deer; he liked better to
follow a bear. Indeed, he had confessed to
her in one twilight walk that it seemed
mean, somehow, to kill the helpless crea-
} tures that might just as well live and be
happy as not. "But I like to kill the
savage animals," he went on, with boyish
eagerness; "the poisonous snakes, and thc
wolves, and bears that prowl around and
kill people sometimes ; and the hawks that
pounco down on our white chickens. Tell
you, I can bring down the hawks."
Ah, me I He had Drought down one hawk
too many. The chubby little hand that
rescued the kitten had struck down a man.
The dead man's boon companions might
talk about a previous quarrel and premeditation, and judge and jury might believe
them, but not Lottie Jessup. Harry had
changed, to bo sure. His boyish hopes had
been disappointed, his boyish confidence
abused and betrayed; and he had not been
utterly freo from dissipation. Perhaps he
had heen quarrelsome, as they said, but a
murderer,���no, no! He had struck to
rescue a shrinking girl, as he did before to
save a struggling kitten. Ho had
brought down one hawk too many,
���and so the little hands which
had guided her childish steps so often were
hold to be stained with blood; the little
neck for which she had once knit a comforter would have another and ruder tie tomorrow.
Her eyes were full of tears now, and alio
was wishing with all her might she could do
something���could send him ono word of
comfott. If she could only seo him again,
only one moment, to tell him sho had not
forgotton, that sho believed and liked him
still! But it was too lato. Only ono had
free access to him since the mercenary
lawyer had deserted him,���tho poor sewing-
girl for whom he had struck thc fatal blow.
She had tried her best to serve her champion,
anl ths rough sheriffhad pitied herdistress,
and let hor come whenever sho would, bringing flowers, books, or fruit. To all the rest
of tho world he was dead already. The dim
parlor swam before Mrs. Jessup's eyes.
Dead���her playmate, her friend, her brave
littlo hero���dead in shame and disgace.
Then���she could almost havo sworn she
actuallv saw and heard, so vivid was it-
there flashed before her Harry's face and '
voice as he declaimed in tho old log school-
house,
" Ily heaven and all its hosts, he shall not
die I"
She started to her feet electrified and inspired. A wild idea, seeming impossible,
had flashed across her mind. Swift following, liko a very inspiration, camo another
that mado the first possible. She glanced
at tho clock. Twenty minutes pasl eight I
And the train was expected at 10.13 ! Could
sho ? 0, why had ahe not begun an hour
sooner? Now, what could she do in less than
two hours ? But she must try,���sho must or
go mad,
The great pendulum swung fast enough
now, but sho had no time to watch it.
Every second that remained was more precious than diamonds,���heavy with lho fate
of a man's lifo. She ran from the room and
along the hall with a speed she had not used
for yours,
lint jusl ouUidc thc kitchen door she
stopped and controlled herself with a strong
effort. If Mary had succeeded in making
the tardy Hour rise,���if tho bread was
baked or even half baked,���then all was
over. If not, sho might���but ahe must be
cool and shrewd.
Her own heating heart was like muffled
thunder in her ears as she stepped in, almost ready to scream as she saw a\Iary kneeling by the oven door, but she forced herself
to ask carelessly, " How goes the baking,
Mary ?
" Slow enough, mem," Mary returned,
with a glance of surprise at the lady's agitated tace. " But I guess it'll come all right
in time. I've got three loaves in now, and
the others 'most ready."
Mrs. Jessup felt a throb of new life. She
had felt all was over. "Mary," she said
hurriedly, knowing how the precious moments were flying, " I wanta bosketof nice
tilings packed up right away, jelly aud tarts,
and fruit, you know,���anything to tempt
an invalid's appetite. Put it up at ones,
please, while I get my things on."
" To-night, mem?" asked Mary in astonishment.
Yes, to-night, I've nothing else to do
till Mr. Jessup gets home, and I'm tired to
death of sitting there alono."
She left the kitchen as she apoke, running
breathlessly up to her own room the moment the door was closed behind her. There
sho struck a light,���her lingers trembled so
she had lo strike it twice,���and plunged
down into a big box of odds and ends. Patience, how long it took her lo find what she
wanted ! Every fold of cloth was right in
her way, and the moments were passing and
her brain was burning. Tiere, she had it
at last,���thc tiny parcel containing the tools
Will had bought to pick the lock that day
when he had lost the key, Next she sprang
to her little medicine case, lore-it open, and
anatched out a tiny vial of choloform. How
angry she had heen when the stupid druggist made a mistake, and sent her that, years
ago.   But it was what she wanted now.
She slipped all in her pocket, threw on
her cloak and bonnet, and ran down stairs
again.
Passing the parlor door, she glanced in,
Half past eight I Was it no moro ? It seemed an hour already since this new ideastruck
her. An hour and three quarters yet I But
so much, so much to do in that little. But
she was at the kitchen door nnw, and needing
all her wits for the next move, on which all
depended,
Mary was just arranging things in tho
bosket. Lottie Jessup came up and looked
over it with a smiling word of approval, but
throwing a fevered glance of auxtety toward
the stove as she did so. There stood the
tsrdy loaf, puffingout with fatness, and now
quite ready for the oven.
" Putin a glass of crab-apple jelly, Mary,"
Mrs. Jessup suddenly commanded, so sharply that Mary stared. "It is down collar.
Take a light and go after it.
Surprised at the imperious tone, Mary
obeyed. Mrs. Jessup was on tenterhooks
while sho slowly lighted a lamp, and deliberately left tlio room. The moment she
disappeared tho lady seized upon the rising
loaf with frenzied haste. It was the work
of a moment to tear the dough open and
thrust the contents of her pocket in its
heart, But then she must tako time tn
scrible a low lines and hide them in the tool
parcel. And, heavens, how hard it was to
make the plastic dough conceal all, and present its former appearance 1 And Mary
was returning,
In fad, she did come in time to find her
mistress on her knees, thrusting the last
loaf into tho oven. But there was nothing
unlawful in that, and was not the hot stove
enough to account for thoso crimson
cheeks ?
"I have put in the last loaf," Mrs. Jessup aaid, rising and breathing hard, in
spite of herself. " You must watch them
well, Mary, The oven is hot. I���" She
thrust Iter hand in her pocket, trying to
think of aome excuao for going. " I���why I
have forgotten aome thing, I think."
Mary Blared after iu wonder, as sho hurried out. One moment alio paused at tho
parlor door and looked in. Had sho been
only five minutes in the kitchen? It had
seemed an hour.
Softly opening tho front door, sho stole
out into the dark streets, but once beyond
the house she ran with breathless haste. It
was called a twenty minutes' walk to the
shabby little house whore Carrio Wells, tho
poor sowing girl that had called out Harry's
fatal blow, lived with her invalid mother;
but Lottio Jcssop's Hying feet carried her
there in half tho time. Sho trembled lest
she should encounter an acquaintance or a
policemen, and sustain further maddening
delay. Into tho bare litlle room sho pressed, scarcely wailing lo knock, and startling
tho two pale, sad-cyed womon that bent
oyer thoir sewing.
Mrs, Jessup wasted no time in prsface,
for the littlo clock on tho mantol told ten
minutes to nine. Tho girl's rod eyes and
heaving bosom told that alio would not be
indifferent.
" Will you help mo eavo Harry Gladdon'a
lifo?" Mrs. Jessup asked in low, breathless tones. "I am his old playmate,
schoolmate, friend. You know mo?"
for Carrie was gazing at her in
utter amazement. "For Heaven's snko
don't go to sleep, girl. There isn't asocond
to spate. Speak I Vou would be admitted
to bco him now, wouldn't you?
" Yes, 1 supposo so, It is very lato, but
the sheriff is very kind, and I have gono almost as late sometimes. Aud now the time
is so short,���but I can't carry him anything
of that sort. Thoy search mo ovory time."
"Let them soarch," Lottio rcturnod,
breathlessly. "Put on your things and
como wiih mo, quick. I'll explain as we
go."
Inspired with now life by this strange,
new hope, Carrie caught down hor sack and
hat, and two dark figures hurried back
through tho streets, whilo the invalid mothor
clasped her hands in prayer that was more
than half thanksgiving that even this ono
chanco remained.
" Ho would novcr havo boon oonvictod if
wo had had money to hire a lawyor, or if
that miserable wretch tho court appointed
had dono his duty. But ho novor tried.
Thoro was no money in it, anil be didn't
wan,' io offend thai dead scoundrel's frionds,
Law isn't always juatico to poor folks. But
thank (iod for one chance, oven ono in so
many, to savo him. And Hoavon holp my
girl to be strong and brave enough to seize
it for him, whatever il is," repeated lho old
mother to herself between hor prayers,
Mean timo Carrie had reached tho Jessup
mansion, and paused al tho gato whilo tho
lady ran in. She glanced into tho parlor
in pining tho door. Ten minutes past
nir.o!   And so much still to do.
" Whero is my banket, Mary ?"iheasked, hurrying into tho kitchen,   " To think
of my forgetting it!   And while I tliink of
it, how did tho baking get on ? "
" It's all done, mem, but the last loaf "
said Mary. " And good, too, all but that
one. It looks nice, mem, hut I'm awful
afraid it's heavy. "
Heavy,  indeed!   The lady,s heart almost stood still; but she looked again at
the girl's stolid  face  and  took courage.
No, Mary suspected nothing.   Mrs. Jessup
snatched down a holder, aiid opened the |
oven door.   " I don't see anything wrong
with it, ' she declared, tuning and thump, i
ing thj crisp browu loaf in a fever of a
iety whicli she dared not betray.   '' Pshaw.
It is as good a loaf as need be.   Hand me
a big napkin, Mary.   I shall put it in the
basket along with the ot her things. "
" Indeed, mem, I wouldn't remonstrated
honest Mary. "I,m afeerd it's heavy
and besides, it's so hot. Now, any of the
others is better lookin' loaves, besides being cooler. "
" You are too particular to live, Mary,"
Mrs, Jessup returned curtly, as sho fulde'd
the precious loaf in a white napkin. " Now
I'm ready."
HOUFS AGAINST CLAWS.
ready ,^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^^^���
She hurried out to join Carrie, and walked more than a block with hor, pouring out
rapid explanations, suggestions and cautious, under her breath,
" Remember, everything depends on tho
way you say it. You must do him the last
kindness in your power. Food cooked by
friendly hands must ta3to better. Lot
tliem search the basket, if they want to."
Then they parted, and Carrie hunicd on,
to be admitted by the big, good-natured
sheriff with some reluctance.
" Of all the crazy freaks I But, yes, I
suppose I might ai woll let you in. The
young fellow isn't asleep, nor likely to
ileen,  as far as I  can see.
A Baltic In (he De.-ilh  IH-tnern I ".firman
Mnl llm. ;i ml a '.rlzzlyl'f.'ir.
A battle between a powerful itUlios and
a big grizzly bear was witnessed by the employees of James Murfree at the lat tor's
mountain ranch in Idaho on Monday hst.
Old Urs'is Horribilis proved himself to be
the better fighter, and although he was terribly injured hy his iron-hoofed antagon I
ho might have recovered from his wounds
had not Jim Maxwell, a vaquero, sent a
anx- ! slug from a Sharp's rifle through Jiis body,
��*�� ' ' Before the grizzly died, however, he played
even with his human foe.
The battle royal between the two beasts
commenced at about 4.30 in the morning,
and lasted about an hour. Thc ranch hands
saw the melee from its commencement, but,
so confident wero they that th* stallion
would prove a victor, they did not attempt
to interfere until it was too late, l'ime and
again old Grey Rex, as thc big Norman
horse was called, had iu short order killod
black bears of a considerable size, and the
men thought his early morning antagonist
was nothing more than aa unusually big
black boar which had come to thc ranch in
search of a juicy shoot. They observed that
the shaggy aiiimalls method of fighting was
quite unusual, but they were too anxious to
enjoy a little sport to give the matter a
second thought,
Old Grey Bex had been sleeping in his
shed the previous night, and when ho heard
lhe men moving about he pranced out,
neighing for his matutinal feast of grain.
As he rounded the cow pen the men saw
him eagerly sniff the air, his ears slanted
forward and his mane stiff and bristling.
Gazing ovor the grassy range the men saw
n ......... fc.wooy at.uK*. iue men saw
sleep,  as far as I can sec.   It's the last  the figure of a bear, leisurely slouching oft
time, and its a pity if one can't show a lit-) toward a heovv cnae    A  ��.��- ��� )������>--
HWRBiSBa^Sa^SUBlB
tie favor to a doomed man. Especially
when it is such hard lines,���hut you can't
stay but a minute, mind you."
But that was enough. Despite the pres-
enco of tho sleepy guard, Carrie contrived
to signal, unperoeived, the importance of
that hot loaf.
"Thoy say warm bread is bad for the
digestion, but I don't think this will hurt
yoo," she added carelessly, but her quick
glance told far moro.
Lottie Jessup had flown homeward, for
her work w as net yet done. Twenty-five
minutes past nine I How remorselessly the
steady pendulum swung to and fro I She
ran up to her own room, threw aside her
wraps, snatched a light, and hurried up to j
the dusty attic.   Sho must fulfill the prom
ard a heavy copse. A moment later
Grey Rex, his eyes distended with rage,
sharp snorts of anger and defiance issuing
from his red nostrils, started majestically
across the plain to offer battle to the retreating intruder. The bear heard the
hostile advance ot the stallion, and he glanced over his shoulder, but did not quicken
his shuffling gait. He had seen horses hefore.
" By George, boys, there's goin' to be
some fun ?" cried Cowboy Jack Spires, and
the men clamored to the roof of a shed the
better to see the battle.
It was not long delayed. Grey Rex,
with a piercing scream of rage, with his
white teeth exposed, dashed at the bear,
which, with a low, grumbling growl, jumped  to ono side in time to avoid theon-
ed
 r  .slaught.    Tho savage   stallion wheeled,
ise in that scribbled note, or all she had  slowly approached the bear, and tken with
done thUS far WftS tllAninreal. A^na.1.,,      wi --'   '    -
done thus far was the morest cruelty.   She
must prepare a disguise.
Hero was hosts of old garments, some
torn, somo mico-eaten, many too utterly
out of date to serve. The minutes seemed
hours to her fiercely beating heart aa she
hunted among them. When would she
find thom ? Here at last was an overcoat
that would do if well brushed. She laid it
aside and turned over the heaps faster than
ever. Here was a pair of old boots. W hen
would she have them all ? She was sure it
was midnight before she found tho trousers,
hat, and cane ncceasary to complete lho
disguise. With fear and trembling she
stole down to the parlor. A glance at the
clock astounded her. A quarter to ten.
Time yet.
Fifteen minutes' work sufficed to ronder
the disguise presentable. Thon she rolled it
into a bundle and stole out into the darkness again. It was hard to grope her way
through unfamiliar paths to the empty
stable at the back of their grounds; harder
still to climb the upright ladder that led to
the loft whilo holding hor big bundle, but
she succeeded.
One moment she rested on the soft hay,
thanking heaven that her work was done;
tJien sho climbed down and groped her way
back, going to her own rooms now, to hide
the traces of threo hours' haste and excitement. She had barely time to smooth her
hair and brush her dusty dress, her rapid
breath was not yet suppressed, when thoro
came a rush of teet and merry voices, and
Will and Nellie had come.
" Three mortal hours behind time I" Nellie exclaimed, as she kissed her sister.
" Aron't you tirod to death, Lottie ?"
But to Lottie Jessup, looking back on all
she had thought and accomplished since the
last train, it seemed like three years.
a quick turn he lauded his hind feet upon
the grizzly's ribs, The blow was a stunner
and the men who heard it thought the bear
was done for. It was a surprise for the
bear, but it did not disable him. With a
shake of his big head, and a shifting of his
feet, he faced the stallion, which agaiu
rushed at him with widely opened mouth.
Tllegrizzly was ready.and old Rex roceived
a slap on the muzzle that threw him off his
feet, and caused him to collide with his
hard-hitting antagonist. Over went both
bear and horse. Rex was first to regain his
feet. With a fierce scream and with terrific force ho brought his sharp fore feet
down upon the beai's leftflank,brinc;ingtne
blood in a stream, It was a fearful wound,
and the bear was for a moment badly dazed
The stallion hod gained a decided advantage,
but he had become more wary. He was accustomed to fighting with bears that rose
upon their haunches, giving him splendid
opportunities to deliver adroit kicks, tho
forco of which soon proved fatal. The
tactics pursued by his latest opponent puzzled him and he hesitated. The ranchmen
noted this with surprise, and jumping from
tho shed they cautiously approached the
battlefield. To their subsequent regret they
were too excited to think of bringing firearms.
Rex heard tho men approaching and he
speedily regained his waning courage. Ho
dashed at the bear, turned nimbly, and
kicked him end over end. The bear did not
seem to be very badly injured, but ho waa
now thoroughly aroused. Rex was upon him
in an instan t.thiukiug to again stab the bear
with his forefeot. As the horse reared for
tho blow the grizzly darted forward, and,
with a tremendous blow from one of its
armored paws, it ripped open the bowels of
tho belligerent stallion.   Tho men saw the
Tho noxt morning sho saw a stern-faced I blood rush forth, saw, the protruding en-
man, bearded and bronzed, in tho old barn I trails, and realized that Rex had at length
whore ho had lain all day whilo officers I met hia match. Jim Maxwell rushed to the
scarchod far and wide. Scarce a traoo ro- house for his rifle, and tho other men tried
mainod of tho little Harry of other nays, ''���'���-������'��� '
savo in tho expression of the eyes, and the
way he clasped her hand; but when ho blessed her and deportod, for Harry's sake sho
was very glad of that threo hours' delay.
Ho was uot retaken. Perhaps if the truth
wero told few wished it; but six months later
Lottie ,lejsup received a loiter with a postmark that had been familiar to her once,���
that of thc littlo valley whore hor childhood
had been passed. It was a bride's lotter,
describing a little homo among tho mountains, and full of hope and happiness. Tho
husband's name was not montioncd though
ho sent his grateful blessings, hut tho letter
was signed, "Carrio W. Gladdon."
It was a trifle that Mr. Jossup misBod the
train he mount tn catch,���but trillos change
our wholo lives sotnetiinos,
How Mineral Veins Are Forms I-
The processes  by   which   nature   forms
such accumulations of silver aro very interesting.   It must bo   remembered that   the
oarth's crust is full of water, which  perco-
latos ovory whero through tho rocks, tiiakini*
solutions of clcmonts obtained from them.
Thoso chemical solutions lako up small precious metal which they find scattored here
and thoro,  Somolimos lho solutions in
question aro hot, tho water having got so
far down as to bo sot a-boiling by the eternal heat of lho globe.   Then thoy rush upward, picking up tho bits of metal an they
go. Naturally hcalassists in tho performance
of this operation.    Now and  thon  tho
streams thus formed   perpetually  flowing
hither and thither  below  ground,  pass
through cracks or cavities in thp rocks,
wlicro tbey deposit thoir  loads of silver.
This is kept up for a groat length of time,
perhaps thousands of yean, until tho fissure
or pockot is filled up.   Crannies permeating
lho stony mass in evory direction may bo-
como filled with tho metal, or occasionally
a chamber may bo stored full of it, aa if a
myriad hands wero  fetching tho troasuro
from all sidos and hiding away a  future
bonanza for Borne lucky prospoctor  to discover in another ago.
A man in lovo can do more thinking without thinking of anything at all than auy
ouo olsc on earth,
 - ..... v.���v,    ���,,:i,   alien
by ahout8 and sudden sorties to frighten the
bear away.
But it was now too late. Tho animals
wore at it tooth, hoof, and claw, engaged in
ono final struggle. It was a terriblcconllict.
Both animals were bathed ia blood, poor
old Rex's color appearing only in irregular
spots. Ho fought like a demon, striking,
kicking and biting. Again and again with
his gloaming teeth ho tore patches of hido
and flesh from the body of the bear, and
nearly every time ho tried lo land his feet
ho succeeded. But thc bear was as lavage
as tho horse. He had been crippled foro
and aft, but ho was full of fight, and great
patches upon the stallion's sidos, breast,
and head showed where his blows had.i*.ru.-k.
Tho bleeding animals did nut pause a moment. They fought liko tigers, tho horso
shrilly screaming and the grizzliny groaning
sullenly.
Presently the boar saw a chance to deliver a blow with ouo of his tremendous
paws. It fell with murderous forco upon
the stallion's shoulder, and it knocked him
over and oter. When he uroso bo waa
dazod. It waa evident that ho could not
seo the bear, for he commenced to trot here
and there apparently in search of his
foe.
Presently his oyei fell upon tho bear,
which waa lavage and expectant. With a
fearful cry of rago the horBo ruahed, or
rather ataggered, townrd hia red-eyed an-
lagoniat, aud again he essayed to strike
with his forefeet. But ho wai too weak.
He gave tho foo on opening, and a moment
later he lank to the earth dead, with a
broken neck.
Jusl at this instant Jim .Maxwell fired,
IliO bullet pierced the grizzly'a body. With
a sharp yelp ho turned to flee, but he suddenly wheeled, dashed at tho men, struck
Maxwell upon bis left hip, breaking the
bone, and then falling forward across the
form of the prostrate man, tho grizzly died
with his face toward the foe,
Flics don't bother lho busy man.
���r" Wl'?*���c'�� y'1" fail" on your farm, Mr.
Hayseed!"  "Mortgages, chiefly."
There is o
being a dudc-
fevcr.
io   fortunate   ��i*iig  about
���you need new tear brain ���JBUli'-aiiiiiit-fciri1.'****-^^ Ujjl ijj . i.i
��� s ��� .�����> :i*v ���, i    *..*. .���*��� ���'* *
'dt]-? ftootencty Star
H. McOuteheon,        E. W. Noithey,
Proprietor. Kdttor.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13. 181)2
Tbo GoLDKN Eka is ouo your nid,
and commemorates tbo event by Rending out an appeal lo subscribers to
" pay up." It is moro tbtiu probable
the editor will be just as unsuccessful
in getting in his back subscriptions as
are other country newspapers all ovor
the land. It seems to bo a general
belief, somehow, that u couutry newspaper requires no income to keep it
going, that the proprietor buys an
outfit and pays wages, rent, etc., just
for " the fun of tbe thing," nnd there
are people who will go on Inking it
year after year till at last tho bill is
sent in, and than tbey becomo highly
indignant and refuse lo pay. In the
face of suoh meanness the editor seldom resorts to tbe law, nB nny othor
business man would do to recover it
debt. He merely puts the initials
"D.H." opposite tho name and most
likely continues to send the paper,
trusting that tho " Dead Head " will
in time begin to see his action iu its
true light and at last begin to pay for
what he has been so long receiving
gratuitously. City papers aro not
Sable to this drawback, their subscribers having to pay strictly in advance. Two or three weeks ago we
sent out notices to just 100 delinquent
subscribers. We have received responses from six I It was ever thus.
A man who will go into a barroom
and think nothing of using up a five-
dollar bill in treating the crowd will
often get hia baok up when asked for
hia arrears of subscription to the local
paper. The position of a oountry
editor is too much like that of a mendicant asking alms to be palatable.
nirrrm l "nT&THTT Mali
SMITH and BRIGHAJfl
Merchant Millers, Moosomin, Assa.
B R A N I) S :-
'HUNGARIAN PATENT,'' "STRONG BAKERS," "STRAIGHT BAKERS."
Dealers in all kinds of
CHOPPED FEED, OATS, BRAN, SHORTS,
CHICKEN   FEED,   ETC.
The authorities of North Dakota
have satisfied themselves that there
was no necessity for the elaborate
precautious they had taken against
the importation of Small-pox from
Manitoba, and have raised the quarantine. Trains are now running via
Gretna as heretofore. The medical
officers of the State admit that there
is not now, and never has been, the
slightest danger. There can be very
little doubt that the quarantine was
trotted out and pl-tt&d on duty not
so much to keep but Manitoba smallpox (which was non-existent) as to
keep rto home the North Dakotan
farmers, who have reoently evinced
a not-to-be-thwarted desire to take
themselves und their belongings over
tjhe border into the fruitful und law-
abiding Province of Manitoba uud the
Canadian Northwest, But the North
Dakotan officials will have to invent
a new dodge if they dou't want their
fjltate depopuluted. Tbe quarantine
against such a robust neighbor iw
Manitoba was altogother " too thin "
Ijo hoodwink anybody, especially the
) it was intended to delude.
CORRESRNDKNOE.
[addbbssed to ths editor. ]
The Editor cannot be responsible lor the
opinions expressed by con e-,pondents,
Prices given Sacked or in Bulk.     Tho finest  quality of OATMEAL
nnd OORNMBAL can bo obtained iu any sizod sacks.
Quotations cheorfully furnished ou application.
Special Attention given to tlie British Columbia Trade.
OFFICKS:-
Moosomin, N.W.T. and 25 Spark St. Ottawa, Ont.
That Illecillewaet Letter,
Sib,���I was surprised to see a
letter in yonr last week's issue pulling the 'Government agent over the
coals for au alleged neglect of duty
in not providing proper trails for
this oamp. I ttiink tho writer is
either very muoh mistaken or else be ;
has "an axe to grind."
In regard to the statement that the
���pen were compelled to pay for their
own paoking, I have interviewed
several of thoso who worked on the
trail, and they informed me tbat Mr.
Kirkup did everything that was right
and proper by Ihem. They asked to
ke allowed half the cont of packing
to tbe tammit, and thia Mr Kirkup
���aid be would, although not obliged
to do so, as be waa paying tbem full'
wages for packing in their own supplies. As for the miners "kioking,"
| have seen a great number uf them.
and they all say .Mr. Kirkup oould
do no more than be did. When
notified of tho Fish Creak trail he
was up next day. I think tin- majority of tbo miners bore will say
that thero is little or oo truth in
" Watchman's" Btatemoots,
All the men who are putting money
in this camp say Kirkup is O.K.;
couldn't find a better man for the
post. The Gold Hill trail has been i
oompleted, and we aro all satisfied
that tho prosont Government agent
handles his duties in a thorough and
prompt manner, and we believe bo
does the best lm can for the interests
of this oamp.--Yours truly,
J. B.ANDERSON,
Illecillewaet, Am?. Hlh.
���SSSS���������
The entertainment to bo hold in
Bonrno's Hall on tho Hist promises
to bo a first-class affair. The first
purt will consul of songs, selections,
duets and step dunoes. while tlio
second part will be devoted to negro
minstrelsy. The advertisement nml >
posters will appear next weak. Eft- i
enrsion tickets will bo issued from
Nakusp, at probubly single fares for
tho doublo trip. Wo hope the boys
at tbe " Lakosido City " will return
the compliment wo paid thorn on tbo
jet of July.
NAKUSP ITEMS.
Enlarging the Townsite.
Tbo Wagon Uoau to be Commenced.
[fhom our own ooebbspondent.J
Nakusp, August 10th.
Tbe prospects of Nakuep haviug a
busy time this fall are increasing.
On Mondny last we had Mr. Abbott
and Mr. Marpole, of the C.P.R.; Mr.
Corbin, president of the Northern
Pacific, and Senator McGinnis of
Victoria. The Columbia being detained two hours nnloading freight,
passengers had plenty of time to inspect the townsite.
Speaking to Mr. Abbott concerning
the prospects of the wagon road being
made this fall he informed me tbat
the arrangements with the Government were now being concluded, and
tbat in about a fortnight there will
be probably over a hundred mon
started to work on it. Mr. Abbott is
on his way to Nelson to arrange tbe
preliminaries with Mr. Fletcher, the
land commissioner,
The townsite is to be enlarged at
once. Fifty aores are not enough for
this oity to spread itself. Mi-, Neault,
C.P.B. contractor, will have a gang
of men at work in a few days clearing
ground for new buildiugs.
Jim Wardnor passed through last
Monday on his way to New Denver.
His mining possessions in the Slooan
he oonsiders to be the best he has
yet held, and certainly if the ore
oontinnes improving at tbe rate it is
now doing be will soon be a Croesus.
He is going to start shipping it over
the Nakusp trail this week, lor which
purpose his own train of GO pack
mules will arrive this morning.
Other miuing claims aro panning
out fully as rich as was expected.
Judge Sproat, who returned t. Mel-
sou on aMoudtiy, a/tlier quite a long
stay in New Denver, says: "With
such a riob milling country at its
back Nakusp will bu one of the finest
smelting centres there is."
Several well-known mining men
have beeu hero for the past few days
���Eli Carpenter, of the now famous
Carpenter Creek, aud Jim Shiels, tbe
lucky discoverer of tbe " Lucky
Jiu " mine, which bas turtiud out so
rich, beiug among thoui,
Une of tbe finest sights yet witnessed in Nakusp was that which was
to be seon on onr lovely bay last
Sunday evening, when every available craft in town, from the dainty
Peterborough to the Large si:'-oared
long boat, gathered in Itie centre of
the bay, where a grand secular and
.-���acred concert loos piace. Each boat
carried a fall complement of passengers, all of whom joined in to swell
the chorus, and tbe effect was grand.
The fall uarvesi moon sailing in a
cloudless sky lent a weird charm to
a scene thut will not easily be forgotten The musical talent of Nakusp has certainly boen bidden until
uow; but bmng oooe discovered it is
sore to be kepi to tho front anil we
hope soon to ba able to emulate oai
Ko'.'liitoko neighbors, even to the
height of a grand concert or minstrel
truu po.
There is one thing f would like to
mention in n-garil to boating, ami
tbat is the danger of obanging from
one boat to another when oul on the
a/ater, Although, perhaps, ift< d
looe for very good reasons, ii might
lead lo an accident whioh would to a
groitoxient pnt a stop to a healthy
reoreation.
l-'ish are still very plentiful, and
good oatobes are constantly being
brought, in. There are also vast
quantities of fruit in Ihi ba : round
the townsite, blueberries and
hurries being especially i uwd int.
Thorn is ono mun who would be
welcomed with open ti	
Ibat is a shoemaker    Ha *e yoa mi
in Revelstoke yon can spare'   ] n
stones and sand are very hard on
bonis nn I shoes, so lm ..���
lo get enough cork Irom ��� -,.. to r.
him lor some time to 10m
Mr. ,lolin N iwborry, manager for
Hull Bros, at Golden, and who will
be well remembered for his daring
riding ami Iiim cowboy sombrero and
get-up whib- residing in Rovolsloke,
Bas gone into the ranching buslnoss
in Ibo vicinity of Kamloops,
illptins Tflibulcii i for liver troubli h
ILLECILLEWAET NEWS.
fFBOH OUlt OWN COIUiliSl'ONDEaN'Tj
Illecillewaet, August 10th,
In your last issue I notice a letter
signed " Watohman," whioh, to say
tbe least, is out of plaoe, I will
venture to say there is not a Government agent in tbe provinoe who is
more alive to the interests of his distriot than Mr. Kirknp. At the same
time he believes in getting 100 cents'
worth of work for evory dollar expended, which is nothing but right.
It is true there is not very good communication between Callaway's and
Flat Creek, but a trail is beiug made
now, and will soon be finished. In
referenoe to the men paying for
packing in their own supplies, what
is wrong about that? What private
employer would pay men full wages
and charge them nothing for paoking
in their supplies ? Tbe men worked
by the day and boarded themselves,
They folly expected to pay for their
own packing, and made no objeotion
whatever, Men are now at work on
the trail between Fish Creek and the
Arm, so there is no cause for a growl
there. If "Watohman" would oou-
sider that there are other places besides llleoillowaet where trails are
needed he would not make suoh rash
statements. There is, or rather was,
only $0,000 at the agent's disposal
for this part of the district, whioh is
not enongh. Why don't " Watohman " find out from our representative or some other source what became of the other $3,000, as wo were
informed there was $9,000 80t apart
for North Kootonay ?
A new mining division has been
oreated, to be known as the "Ille.
cillewaet Miniug Recording Division." Tbis ia certainly a great convenience for all concerned. The
miners here thoroughly appreciate
the efforts of the Government to
assist them in every way possible.
FOR SALE
Three or four good FAMILY
COWS, from F. Fraser's well-
selected herd.
BOX 217, UeVELSTOKE, B.C.
MISS C. HOWSON,
DRESSMAKING.
ROOMS
NEXT TO STAR OFFICE.
J. E. WALSH & Co.,
FREIGHT k COMMISSION
AGENTS.
Clearing Charges paid on
Freight for Sloean Lake.
SADDLE HORSES AND
PACK TRAIN.
Hay and Grain for sale
AN'II
General Commission
Merchants.
Passengers billed through from
aEVELSTOKE TO NEW DENVER
IN ONE DAY,
Poi Coupon Tiokets apply to
Mr. CONEY,
fj. k K   Niiv  (',,,
\;
1MAKCSP
II
01! Mi,
COWAN ���!. ,\A\ntv..l. r op
boi no i to ih-- best nnd
- '    md to the Hin um mines and
\)eri I'ho In     i'  | nntl
hunting lisl riol   ��� ith    n nd
Ing nnd sketching fnoilitii s for
touri ts uud n
Tim Dau ih   i ppi.ieu win tub
Bust brands of wi..cs,liquoi'B
and cigars.
Tho noooiui Inlions of i be I lot ol nro
nt ih��� boi I
H. N. Coursier
IS NOW SHOWING AN ENTIRELY NEW STOCK OP
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS,
���   T���  _    _ 7     ��� _-������ 7
Hardware, Clothing,
MINERS' SUPPLIES
ALL BOUGHT IN THE BEST AND CHEAPEST MARKETS,
)
MILLINERY AND DRESSMAKING A SPECIALTY.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY AND CAREFULLY ATTENDED TO.
BOURNE BROS.
Revelstoke Station Post Office.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
9
BOOTS & SHOES,
GENTS'   FURNISHINGS.
FLOUR, OATS, SHORTS AND ALL KINDS OF FEED.
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders* Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes.
MINERS' AND  SPORTSMEN'S  SUPPLIES.
WALL PAPEU, STATIONERY, Etc.
CHRISTIE, BROWN k CO.'S BISCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY.
Bakery in connection with Store,
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co.,
Revelstoke Station.
GENERAL MERCHANTS.
GROCE1UES
PROVISIONS
BOOTS & SHOES
FLOUR hardware;
PEED & OATS CLOTHING
AMMUNITION MINERS' TOOLS,
Consignment of Butter und Eggs received every weefc.
MINERS' AND HUNTERS' SUPPLIES:
ALL KINDS  OF   FURS  BOUGHT   AND   SOLD..
Eailwav Men's Requisites.
GOODS LOADED ON CAR AND STEAMBOAT FREE OF CHARGE..
Furniture & Undertaking,
R.  HOWSON,
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,,
Shrouds, &c.
REVELSTOKE,    B.C.
BAR
\
TUE
Jeweler
AND
Optician
All orders by mail or
express promptly
attended
to.
REPAIRING:
A
SPECIALTY..
All descriptions ol
gold and silver.
T. L. HAIG,
Notary Publio
W. A. JOWETT,
Notary Public,
JOWETT & HAIG
Mining, Timber and  Real  Estate Brokers and General
( -iminis.sion  Agents.
Conveyances, Agreements, llillw of Sale, Mining Bonds, etc, drawn up
I!m'Ih aud Accounts Collected ; Mining Claims Bougbt and Solo ; Aesoss-
mi nt work on Mining Claims Attended to; Patents Applied for,Etc,, Etc.,
\W FlIiB,   LIFE AMI ACCIDENT 1N8UIIANCE AUKNTS.
Lots on Townsite of KevelBtoke fur Sulu und Wanted. Agents for Mining
Machinery, Etc,
REVELSTOKE, B, C,

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