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REVELSTOKE,  B. 0., MAY  21, 1392.
No. 49.
Education Office,
May 4th, 1892,
NOTICE is hereby given, thut the
Annual Examination of Candidates
for Certificates of Qualification to
teach iu the Public Sohools of the
Province Till be held as follows,
oommenoing on Tuesday, July 5th,
at 9 a.m.:���
Victoria���In Legislative Assembly
Kamloops���In Public School Building.
Each applicant  must   forward   a
notice, thirty days before the examination, stilting the clans and grade of j
certificate for which ho will be a candidate, the optional subjects selected,
and at which of  the above-named
places he will attend.
Every notice of intention to bo examined must be accompanied witli a
testimonial certifying to the moral
character of the candidate.
S. i��. POPE,
Superintendent of Education
To Let,
Good Cellar. Woodshed,
and large Garden.
Can be viewed on  application ut
Stockholm House
Tho Dining-room is furnished with the
best tue market affords,
Thc bar is supplied  with a choice stock
of wines, liquors aud cigars,    ���
The 24th will bo celebrated at Revelstoko by a
Grand Gala and Sports,
Commencing with u
And concluding with'
Columbia and Kootenay
bteam Navigation Co.
Arrow Lahs and Columbia
Siver Route Steamers.
Str. Lytton leaves Revelstoko for
Robson Tuesdays, Tuukssdays and
Saturdays at 4 a.m., arriving at
Robson 5 p.m., milking close "on-
necliou with Columbia k Kootenay
Railway for Nelson
Str. Columbia leaves Robson daily i
at 6 a.m. for Trail Creek aud Little
Dalles, arriving at Little Dalles at 0
a.m., making close connection with
Spokane fulls k ^Northern Railway
for Spokane Palls.
Htr. N ELSON connects with Columbia & Koolouuy Railway ut Nelsou,
aud culls ut all points on Kootenay
���sbcvetary. Manager.
The largest and most central Hotel in
the oily ; good aooommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; tire proof safe,
W, Cow a.**, President.
H. A. BboWiV.
Mohuan David.
F. 11. Wells.
R. VV. Nobthey, Secretary.
John Abbahamsoh.
J. Guy Rabbis*,.
C. 11. Temple.
��. '��. I. &Q1EL
F. McCarthy
First-class Temperance House.
Boakd axd Lodging ��5 Peb Week,
meals, 25c.     ueds 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is  comfortably furnished,  and
affords Iirst class accommodation.
Royal Mail Line*).
Seed Potatoes.
Parties desiring a good marketabk
Potato should order at once, from F.
Fbaseb, Bos 217, Revelstoke P.O.
Prico 2 cents por lb.
Assayer and Analytical Cheini^t,
Golden, B.C.
Silver, Gold or Lead, each.,.. ��1.50
do. oombined   3.0b
Silver aud Lead    2.50
Silver and Gold     2.00
Silvor and Copper    3.50
Silver, Gold and Copper     1,00
Silvor, Gold, Lead and Copper   5,50
Other prices on application.
Certificates   forwarded  per
return ul' mail.
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(New C.P.R. Station)
Proposed Sailings from Montreal.
NUMIDIAN...Allan Line....May llth
PARISIAN " May 21st
OREGON,..Dominion Line,.Ma) l��tu
SARXlA " June  lst
LABRADOR " June 1th
LAKE SUPERIOR..Beavor,,May llth
LAKE WINNIPEG      "      May ISih
l-'ruin New York.
BRITANNIC.. White Star,. .May 18th
MAJESTIC " May 25th
GERMANIC " June lst
Cabiu $10, U5, ��50, iJtiO, $70, -jBO upturns.
IuteruieJiate. i;25 ; Steerage, $20.
Passengers ticketed through to all
points in Great Britain and Irelaud, and
nt specially low rates lo all parts of the
European oontiueut,
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke ;
or to Roman Kisbb, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
SHOOTING MATCH at Station, 10.30 a.m.   Conditions and diatanoes
to be decided at tho range.   Threo prizes, 810, $7 and ��u.
1.���50 yards race for hoys under 8.   1st, $1; 2nd, 50c.; 3rd, 25o.
2,-               13.  1st, $2; 2nd, 81; 3rd, 50o.
3,���      " for men over 50.   lst, $5; 2nd, $3.
4.���100 yards dash, open.   1st, $5; 2nd, $3.
5.���100 yards race for men over 30.   lst, $5; 2nd, $3.
6.-Pipe race, 50 yards,   lst, 96; 2nd, 92.
7.���Three-legged raoe, 50 yards,   lst, 96; 2nd, 9i.
8.-Wheelbarrow raoe, 100 yards,   lst, Ui 2nd, 9'2.
9.- Egg aud spoon raoe, 100 yards.   1st, $3; 2nd, $2.
10.-Putting the 201b. shot,   lst, S3; 2ud, ��2.
11.���Putting the 101b. shot,   lst, ��3; 2nd, $2.
12.-Standing long jump,   lst 96; 2nd, 92.
13.���Staudiug long jump (with weights),    lst, S3; 2nd, $2.
11.���Running long jump,   lst, 96; 2nd, 92.
15.���Running hop, step and jump.   1st, i*>3; 2nd, $2.
10,���Staudiug high' jump,   lst, S3; 2nd, $2.
17.���Running high jump,   lst, S3; 2nd, $2,
18.���Vaulting with pole,   lst, S3; 2ud, $2.
19.���Throwing busebull.   lst, $5; 2ml, S3.
20.���Throwing sledge,   lst, S3; 2nd, $2.
21.���Tossing cubor.   1st, Si; 2,id, $2.
22.���Oustaole raoe, 100 yards,   lst, Ui 2ud, S3; 3rd, $2.
23,���Sack race, 20 yards,   lst, Ui 2ud, $3; 3rd, $2.
21.���Climbing greasy pole.   Two cries allowed.   Prize, $10.
25.���Tug of war.   Teams of 8.   Towu vs. Statiou.   Prize, keg of beer.
20.-HORSE RACE.   Half mile heats.   1st, $15; 2ud, $10.
27.-PONY RACE.   Half milo heats,   lst, $10; 2nd, $5.
A Ladies' Race will be substituted should there be entries enough.
be  allowed  bevnnd a pocketlull of
silver dollars whioh i-a.-h competitor
sliunl'l contrive to haw on i-ttidi Bide,
so as to balance himself aud prevent
toppling over.    The oilier items nu
the card do uot require special wen-*
tion, but we understand some surprise has  been manifested at tberu
being   no ladies' race,    Lest they
should be thuught ungallant by this
omission, the committee  desire to
state that if three or more entries be
mudo bv Monday night nine o'clock
they will substitute a ladies' race far
one of the events ou the programme.
Tlm horse races will be a great at*,
traction, and guod fields are assured.
Ail tho likeliest horses in towu ure
being exercised every evening, uud
already one or two have been inaiio
hot favorites.  To facilitate the ��cc-
retury's work he woul.l ask intending
competitor.- tu make their entries ou
Monday, Ho can bo seen at the Stab
ollieo up to six o'clock in the evening,
and ut the Columbia House from
eight to nine    Entries can also bo
made at any of the hotels up to Monday night. The committee have been
suooessful in obtaiuiug the services
of .Mr. W, M. Brown as starter uud
Mr. J. Kirkup as judge.    At half*
pust eight the concluding, aud perhaps the most popular, feature of the
day's celebration will oommeuce in
Bourne's hall, aud it is hoped that
nobody will feel like stopping away.
It will be the first ball given by the
town, and a oordiul invitation is extended to our neighbors ut Golden,
Douuld, Beaver, the Glacier, Rogers
Puss, Illecillewaet, Albert Cauyou,
Cliiuwilliam, Griiliu Luke, Sicamous,
Salmon Arm, Tappen Siding, Shuswap and Kumloops, us it is probably
the  last  dance   until next winter.
The tickets are $1, to admit ludy and
gentleman.   Reireshueuls at twelve
o'clock.   Tickets for the bull may be
obtained from the secretary at auy
time���$1 eaoh.
Anyoue possessing flags or bunting
would greatly oblige the committee
by loauing the same.
We shall publish next week a full
account of the sports, with the list of
At 8 30 there will be a DANCE in Bourne's Hall. Tiokets $1, whioh may
be obtained of the Secretary at uny time.
Six horses are already entered for the raoe.
English Worsted**,Scotch and
Irish Tweeds and Serges
Kootenav Lake
Large Stocks on hand.
Preparations ure being made for the
(licit Building Boom ol 1802.
      M    ^^
Luy services ol the Ctiuroh of
England will bo held at the school"
house to-morrow evening ut 7,DO
Everyone will bo ;.,.i..c welcome.
Myrtle Navy
T. & B.
In Bronze Letter'),
non: other is gcnuine.
Keeiiiug, it up at Eevelstoke.
Gala Day, Shoutiujr Match,
and Race Ball.
Revelstoke will oelebrate the 24th
ou u large scale, as will be seen by
reference to the advertisement in
this issue. At hulf-past ten there is
to be u shunting match at the rungo
near the station. Money prizes are
offered iu every instance. The sports
will be held ou the wide street which
runs through the old town and
parallel with the river���otherwise
Maiu Street, Men wero engaged
yesterday iu the task of removing
obstructions, such as loose stones,
bouldurs, old boots, tin cuns and
other impedimenta which usually
gathers ou a village street, uud tilling iu holes, levelling riilges, uud
removing such protruding stumps as
were overlooked by the early settlers.
At one o'clock, or us soon thereafter
as possible, the fun will oninmoiico,
the Iirst two events ou the ourd being
races for boys uuder 8 und 13 respectively. In bulb these tho entries
are free; for euoh of the other evcntH
the entrunco fee is 25c A grout deul
of amusi-meiit is expected from some
of the races, moro especially the egg
and spoon, the obstucle, and the pipe
races. There may bo some who do
not uuderstuuu the modus operandi
of these things, aud for their benefit
wo will explain. Iu the first mentioned race each contestant must run
the distuuee with u teaspoon held by
the huudlu between thu thumb und
foroiiugor, with an egg iu tho bowl
ol'tuoiyuuu. Foulillg will, of course,
take place, but the pecullul'ily of 1 lit)
thing is lhat the lean the fuli(wjis
the moro the eggs, The lirut to
reach luu tupe wuu tho egg lutuct
will be thu winner, 'Tho ubsiuolo
I'uce will bo ol no usu to lat, meu, nor
to men who Would get stuck iu the
ucl ul taking a header through a
boltomless hour barrel, uur yet to
the callow yuui-B who would leave u
very necussaiy purl ol his uuuiou-
LuiiabUs iivtuiug in tho broom Ruin
the topmost spikes of a picket fence.
Our worthy constable and deputy-
sheriff has decided not to compote in
this, race, and we hear that Mr. O.
Redpath has come to a like decision.
The committee will now feel compelled to take in a few reefs in tbo
barrels and hoist a jib on the maintops "ob do fenoe."   A uew wrinkle
iu the art of obstructing is to be
given a trial.   The pipe raue is just
this: Euoh competitor will start off
with a plug of T A* 11 tobacco, a pipe,
a puoket-kuife and  three matches.
Any plug will do, but we understand
that T & R is the only kind sold iu
tlie town.   When we say any plug
will do, wo do not, of course, mean
a plug hat, nor yet u firo plug belonging to tho Revelstoke Water
Works in futuro.    Tho committee
will undertake to provide the three
mutches mentioned us u necessury
adjunct to this race, but ouch competitor must briug his own pipe und
buccy.   We inuko this explanation
so as to prevent any Ouul'usiuu ut thu
uuspiuious moment of dropping the
flag to a good start, uud also to extinguish any false hopes which muy be
entertained by any of "tho boys" us
to tho feasibility of "working the
racket" un thu uoniniitteo to tho tune
of a uew pipe, etc,   At the word
"go,"  competitors will oommeuce
cutting their own plug with their
own knife (borrowing is permissible,
but it should bo kept dura,), uud,
lilling their owu pipes, light up with
the committee's matches.   Also from
the word "go" the feet should bo sot
iu motion towurds the goul.   The
Iirst to reach  that poiut smoking
(hot)  obtains the prize.   Tne sack
rucc is nut a now invention.   It was
quite u pastime with the old caliphs
of Bagdad uud the sultans uf Turkey,
who Used to organise suck races lo
thu bottom of tho Bosphoruus aud
other deep*Viatei' resorts us healthy
recreation for the iii.ilni, of the li.U'i in
and superannuated fuvorites.   These
old Spuria curried their lining of the
guiiio so far ua tu place heavy weights
m the sack tu enable the suckist tu
reach tho youl mure expeditiously.
Iu thu present luce uo vicigliU will
"Eu Passant's" letter is in type,
but we are compelled to hold it over
uutil next week on account of press
of other mutter.
Messrs. Tom M, Hamilton, J. W.
Thomson and Jus. McDonald, three
of our citiz'iis who huve been dowu
rivor iu search of health and wealth,
the first named at Hut Springs, the
second at Thotusou's Landing und
the thud al Nelsou, arrived up by
the Lytton yesterday,
Erom the beginning of its manufacture uutil now uot a single ouuoe
of auy but pure Virginia leaf of the
finest quality has been used in the
"Myrtle Navy" tobacco, The manufacturers of it have a settled belief
that the publio cannot be misled on
this point, und that any tampering
with the quality of the brand would
be a monetary loss to them. Thousands of dollars a year saved by
mixing with au inferior leaf would
not repay them for a doubt on tbe
part of the public as to the quality
of their tobacco,
About a dozen of the leading men
of Illecillewaet met on Wednesday
night to form a committee for the
purpose of improving the prospects,
advertising, and in every possible
way furthering the interests of the
town, Mr. A. C. MoArthur was
elected chairman and Mr. E. Watson
secretary, All the members of thu
oommittee are men of push and
energy, and include Messrs, J. M.
Kellie, M.P.P., aud J. H. Anderson.
Several innovations will be mudo,
und tho C.P.R. has already shown a
disposition to help hy permitting
truiua to stop ut Flat Creek with
machinery and supplies for the Fish.
Creek mines.
The wuuderful Edison Phonograph
wus un exhibition ut thu Victoria
Hotel on Monduy, under the diree*.
tiun of Mr, F. H. Wall, who is u,
clever manipulator. Seated arouud
thu table ou which the instrument
stood, fourteen uf our citizens (thu
phonogruph's full capacity) chipped
in a dullar apiece and enjoyed u mis*
oelluneous programme fur ubuut an
hour, consisting uf sungs uud clog
dancing by Irish oomediuns, nigger
sulus with banjo accompanimeui,
selections by Gilmour'a and other
lir.-t-clusB bunds, curuet und piccolo
solos, and above all was the auction
sulu by lhe Great Breokeubuugh,
America's greatest auctioneer, The
cuunciutiou is very clear, owiug, Wa
supiio.se, to tho fact that the performer takes extra care when singing
or speaking into the receiver. Great
spice is added to the enjoyment of
this entertainment from the fuct thui
it gives unlimiteu scope lu thu imagination uud permits the listener to lit.
the voice heard (deep baas or piping
treble) by summoniug before tho
mind's eye the ideal personality ho
conceives to be suitable to that voicu.
As uu uutui'taiuuieut it is superior to
thu ordinary music hull, to say
nothing of tho novelty. Mr. Wall
left fur Nelson on Tuesday's bout,
but will stop at Revuistoku ou hui
CulUt'U journey lu tho Coast, BV   I.HMIN1I   CLARENCE   STEDMAK.
���Where's lie that died o' Wednesday!
What placo on earth hath ho!
A tailor's yard benoath, 1 wot.
\V here worms approaching lie;
For i lie wight that died o' Wednesday
.lu-t laid the light below,
Is dead us the varlet t unieil to clay
A score of years age.
Where's he that (lieil o' Sabba' day!
Good Lord, I'd nut be tic!
The bosi uf days is foul enough
Prom ihis world's fare to liee:
Ami I lie saint that died o' Sabba' day
Willi his gravo-turf yel to grow.
Is dead as n sinnor brought to pray
A buiidrcd years ago.
Where',- he Hint died e' yesterday!
What better chance hath ho
To clink the eiin and toss lhe pot
When thi* knighL't* .iunkotsbcl
For ihi- inil tlini died o' yesterday
Is just as dead-0'ho 1-
As the scurvy knave men laid away
A thousand years age.
���Strange it seems,when one firstdiacovera
it, that Shakespeare put no ballad, tavern-
catch, or other song, in the mouth of pewter-
clinking Sir John. But he certainly left us
a most templing refrain for one.���E. C. S.
CHAPTER II.-.iem's wife.
At liunie every one knew by the muster's
looks that something had happened; but no
one dared to question him. Not a word did
he speak in bis wife as to what had taken
place. The dinner to Lord Polonius and
his daughter was not again mentioned. Perhaps Mai I hews intention was to let his wife
discover tor herself; if so, he carried it out
long enough to cause her a good deal of
anxiety. James Bulbous, according to rule,
had always dined at home on Sundays,
usually staying from Saturday till Monday;
but for two Sundays after these events he
did not appear, nor did he write. Matthew
Bullions still was silent, and bis wifo
wus afraid to speak. She knew that her
husband was aware of the reason of her
son's absence. At last neither seeing nor
hearing from her son, the mother's anxiety
conquered her fear.
"M ill hew, "she said, followingliimas lie
went towards his "study" one evening after
dinner���" Matthew I" He halted, und looked round, Her hand timidly touched his
arm,and she could hardly speak. "Jem," she
said, " is anything���the matter?"
" As far as I know, he is quite well," he
answered colli ly. He walked away, leaving
her standing in the middle of the ball. At
the door of the stud} however, he slopped
and thought for awhile. " Come with me,"
he then said ; " I have something to tell
Mrs. Bulbous followed her husband into
the room, and sank into a chair, trembling.
She knew lie bad ill nows to communicate,
Mid Matthew Bulbous showed little consideration for her feelings i.i his method of telling it.
"Yon want to know about your son," he
said. '��� Very well. I'll soon'tell you all I
know, and I daresay yon will think it
enough���ol the kind. He has been married
for six or seven months."
She gasped, and alia*htly raised her bands
with a gesture of disinav
ently. "Let it be Now Zealand, thou; and
as you are in a hurry to go, the sooner the
better. Go to the tailor's and order an outfit.   I'll see to the rest."
Then there was a pause. There seemed
no more to he said on the particularsubjeot,
After a while, Joseph inquired concerning
the health of his brothers s wifo aud daughter, then there was another pause. At last
Matthew asked if Joseph knew anything
about Jem.
"I didn't like to mention his name first,
Matthew," lie answered.   "Yes: I saw bim
last niglit.   He supports himself by writing
for tbe papers and things now."
"Yes.   Anything elso'i"
"Well���his wife is"	
"Stop!" Joseph stopped very quickly, and
looked al bis brother.
Matthew's face was dark, but presently
it cleared, and ho observed:   " I feel no
interest in that quarter.   I asked about
Jem.   I didn't want to hoar about her."
" I thought you might be interested to
" Thai there's a baby?" said Matthew,
with a grin that showed his mouth to great
disadvantage. "I'm sure I'm delighted I"
" To know," continued Joseph, not heeding the interruption, "that Jem's wife is���
Matthew Bulbous leaped to his feel, lie
drew back the chair, and looked Intently at
his brother. "Dead did you say! When
did she die? What did she die of? There's
no mistake about thiB?"
" Died yesterday morning. Found dead
in her bed. Heart disease, the doctor said.
No mistake at all, Matthew, as you may see
for yourself if you like to attend her funeral to-morrow.
"I attend her funeral? I'd see the
woman���ahem ; well, that sort all end that
way. I'm not a hit surprised," he observed, with a deep-drawn sigh of relief.
He could not sit on the chair now. He
walked about the room with his hands in
his pockets. Mr. Matthew Bulbous was
powerfully excited, for the liberation of his
son was fraught with momentous possibilities, liut as Joseph was sitting there, eyeing him with a curious interest, and waiting
to be sent away, Matthew had to come back
to him,
" Vou may come over to Bin kheath tomorrow,  if you like," he said, -'after the
funeral,   You are going to the funeral, I
suppose? "
" Vcs, I'm going."
"Come over after the funeral.   As it will
be Christinas Day, you may stay for dinner
if ymi like.   What hour is the funeral to
"Two o'clock.'
"Come over immediately afterwards. I
shall expect you at four. Have you any
money ?"
He took a few sovereigns from his waistcoat pocket and threw them on the table.
Joseph Bulbous picked thom up and went
After his brother's departure, Matthew
Bulbous sat down and leaned back in the
chair with his large eyes staring vacantly
at the inkstand on the table. His senses
were unconscious of outward things���even
of the absence of the clerk, who was idly
waiting outside to be summoned back to his
work. Bulbous was lilted with deep and
absorbing joy,   Jem's wife was dead.   The
a gesture of dismay. Then, claspinL_
them tightly, she stared at the husband,j detested obstacle to his ambitious projects
who proceeded : " Who or what is she ! Of, was removed.   It was not unreasonable to I
course, as a mother and a woman, you are | suppose thai thc event must be a happy re-
deeply interested to know.   Who she is, I; lief to the young man himself.   Theexpori-
cannot tell.   What she is���or has been���11 once would chasten and subdue him, and ;
can tell.   Your son's wife"  | generally be good tor him.   Afier just a lit-
"Matthew!" She leaped up with a ory��� li? ''"'".V. sufficient to wipe out the last
this gentle and timid woman���and stood I miserable vestige of the late wife's memory,
panting before him, with heaving boiom "",e young man would be ready to accept
and blazing eyes. Matthew Bulbous was' wjt'1 gladness his father's scheme*. Jem's!
startled, but only for a brief lime; his big ' wife Was dead. Oh, lhe silent and mighty
hard eyes and set face soon reduced hci" ; upheaval of Matthew liulbous's energies, ,
and she sank in lhe chair with a moan.        j paralysed for the time by his son's unfor-
"If you doubt it, send for him and her.   tunate marriage, now that friendly Death
She'll come to you quick enough; but take  had undone it, in fairly good time!   Every-!
care oi yourself!   How would you like to j thing would, and should come right now -
see ber in your house���your son's wife
beside your (laughter in her painted and
impudent ugliness, in her tawdry finery
and rags? Why, woman, to look at h-r,'"
he exclaimed, extending his arm towards
the door, as though his son's wife wore
standing there���"-. look at her is to feel
sick ! A creature you would cross the road
to avoid-a degraded animal, whom your
very avoidance wculd rouse to tear and
claw you. Yes, send for her, by all means;
one interview will he enough.''
. uow, thai Jem's wife was dead
Matthew's action wasprompt. Jumping
into i cab he drove to I. ird Polonius's club,
and found that nobleman there, His lord-1
s'nip received, him civilly, but curiously.
Lady Jessalinda was quite well, he politely
assured Mr. Bulbous ; and then the latter
proceeded to business, stating the case,
briefly and clearly. At first the Karl listen-
ed with an affe itation of polite indifference;
but In, soon showed his interest, Mr. Bul-
bo is explained very plainly the folly of his
Jem, Jem, Jem!" murmured the poor son, and the bitternes* f his repentance,
woman, sobbing. It was indeed harder to and assured Lord Polonius that the young
her than to her husband to realise that the man was ready now to do his part with
young man oould have fallen into such folly, proper spirit to promote the early realiza-
and .she felt the agony of which her husband *ir��* of the project i] vhich they were
was insensible.   " locordiall;    iereed ife* months ago.
He had been lured into it-trapped into  B lot put I Bthoughtin word
it���drugged into it,   It was bbsph.-in-,   '���"���    ^"'-'' t his son's ma-
against nature to suppose that be had.      trimonial prospects  aving been interfered
untarily done such a thing, with all his   "ith by the a   I if another suitor in
(aeulties at hi*, command.
Mrs. Bulbous, after tins, was ���  . ��� ell���ah���n Ir. Br,   au, it re-
enough tn mourn her ion  is dead.   S ; '   ;-''' ' l'"1"'
knew he should never pass his fathet
again,   Week pa I after week,  indno-     " ���'��� ,:   ''���   '"'   'isk'"1.
thing was heard from him,   His name was  the case nol  i sntiment,   "It
never mentioned,   He waa dead tn 1 g naidered already in all     points,
out.,! their lives.   His ohambei   had be in act ol
given up   a- the  ther learned in olitena     ������   ��� ii privately did not
Indirect way   indhohad disappeai   I ' aoeaaity, "unless Lady Je
The room James Bulbous had been ntha da
habit nf occupying when he alenl al Black-     "'���
heath was locked up now   locked by M '   '" lonot know  <
Bulbous himself, who kept the key of it,
The night he locked tl there wis a little in
cident whioh I* Worth relating,    There were
several photographs on tho table, framed;
the mother and sister, some friends, and
that of a very lovely girl with dirk eyes.
. ida will regard It. Ladies ,
tii a of inch an experience, and ia a rule do
nol prefer newly made widowers. We
miu' take all thia into ionaideration,
Matthew  Bulbous,   inxioua as tie  waa
about bis project, began tostiffen,   Ho sua
Mr  Bulbous examined thia curiously  for pectedthat thisoleverold peerwasn
hall a minute, holding it in his hand ; with himself out to exact further peounia .
the other hand he turned over a small heap cessions,   " Do you propose toreopei   the
of photographs of noted persons, such as matter with Lady Jeasalinda, my lord?  he
you see in shop windows. asked, with ominous coolness.
"An actress-oradancer-or one of that " I did nol mean to leave any doubt as to
sort," he remarked, having another look at that," said Lord  Polonius, who,  iron. Ins
the picture, and throwing it, on the heap ownprivateinterests.wasasanxionsasMat-
with the others.   " I never thought ho was! -hew Bulbous to carry out tho project
tbat kind of fellow.
Two days before Christmas, he had a
brief note from hia brother Joseph���which
waa tho first communication botween thom
since that day at Chelsea���inquiring wlioth-
Bt Matthew Ht ill meant bim lo emigrate.
Matthew Beemed to have forgotten tho project ; but he sent a message to his brother
to come to the ollice at three o'clock tbo
next. day. Punctually to the minute Joseph
was there, anil the clerk was sent ontof tho
"If you still moan It," observed Joseph
with the manner of a man resuming an interrupted conversation, "I would prefer
New Zealand, Tlm climate ia belter, and
I couldn't go to Canada for months yet. I
don't care for Canada."
n us in the result, that there'...-/ ������<��� i little
doubt, I only meant to imply that, naturally, it, will be less easy to win Lady Jessa*
linda'a consent now than It waa it few
months ago,"
In private, Matthew Bulbous was not so
sure aboul, this; but still, women were
women, and there was no counting on their
whims. Lord Polonius, in conclusion,
promised to drop in upon him later in the
afternoon, anil Mr. Bulbous took his dc.par
At Mix o'clock Ihh lordship called. "I
have spoken to Lady Jessalinda," said Lord
Polonius in a confidential whisper, "audi
think wo may venture to hiipe thai all -
mattors may iii time -ah -not impossibly
resume their former footing.  Of course we
���a certain episode. Then, we may proceed
"That will do," said Matthew Bulbous,
understanding aright the meaning conveyed
by the Earl's circumlocution. "How long
will it take?"
"Well, as to that, wo can lay down nothing definite, Now, if your son would go
abroad for a while"	
"He's going,'' said Mr. Bulbous promptly; " but the question is how long is lie to
stay abroad?"
" He can bo rccalledwhen it is considered
judicious." said Lord Polonius. "Of
course he will keep you advised of his
address. I do not think," he added, lowering his voice again and significantly pressing Mr. Bulboas's band, " his exile need be
very long."
Matthew gave a gratified smile, which
our American cousins would describe as of
largo dimensions; but the next moment an
observation casually made by Lord Polonius
quickly changed the expression of his face.
"Of course," his lordship observed, pull
ing on his gloves, "there is hardly need to
mention it, but of course the understanding
is entirely upon the assumption that there
is no surviving issue of tho���the marriage?"
These were ominous and startlings words,
because the Earl meant tbem, and they sug
gosted a possibility of which Matthew had
not thought before. But the situation was
critical and lie was equal to it.
" No, my lord," he answered with confidence,  '' there is nochiid of that marriage.
" Ah, that is satisfactory. I trust every
thing will go on well now," said the Earl;
and then be took a gracious farewell of Mr.
Bulbous for the present.
Matthew Bulbous went home in high
spirits. His old luck had not deserted him
after all. He felt himself to be a man who
could not fail. He might have known himself better than to have felt beaten by Jem's
marriage. Here was the demonstration
that he was still the same successful man I
The church bells were ringing as he walked up the frosty road from thc station, As
a rule, it was a noise ho hated ; but to-night
the bells pealed a tune that gladdened his
" Jem's���wlfo-ls-doad!
Jem's���wife-is  dead dead dead!
Join's���wife���Is���doad dead dead dead I"
So the bells rang out in the clear frosty,
sky. Matthew Bulbous laughed, aud wished
them a Merry Christmas.
At dinner, his wife and daughter were
struck with the exuberance of his spirits.
After dinner, lie made Agnes play several
"lively" pieces on the piano���an instrument
he only loved less than church bells���and
said something about buying her anew one.
For the keys gave out the same carol as
the bells, no matter what she played.
Later on, he called his wife into his
study, and exultingly announced the groat
nows to her.   The result startled him.
" Matthew I" she exclaimed, with natural horror, "surely you are not rejoicing
over the poor creature's sudden death I"
" .Surely I am, though. Pray, why
shouldn't I ?" he demanded defiantly.
" It is wicked���horrible !No, Matthew,"
his wife said with a shudder, "she is dead,
and all enmity."
" 1 have no enmity," he growled. " She
wasn't a tit subject for enmity. But I say
what I feel, and I cannot but foel glad.
Have you no thought for your son ? Are
you sorry for his release 1"
But his wife, without further word, loft
the room, and Matthew Bulbous put down
his pipe, pushed away the half-consumed
toddy, mid stared angr ly in the fire. When
he was angry, it wis a sign he was conscious
of having made a mist ike. Undoubtedly,
be was glad of the woman's death, and believed lie had a right to be glad; but perhaps
the exhibition of his joy was not exactly
proper. After all, Jem's wife was dead,and
could do no further harm. As the harm
which she had done was being happily remedied, it might have been better to ignore tho
fact that she had over existed. And considering her miserable life and miserable end
her death was probably an unworthy and
indecent subject for exultation.
Matthew Bulbous was a coarsely-bred
man, not free from superstition, and at heart
a coward. Hence the words of his wife
disturbed him, and howsoever he might hav-s
despised bis son's wife when living, he was
not so sure that the dead could be treated
with the same impunity. In fact, he uneasily felt that on the whole it was best to
leave the dead alone. In the failingembers
of the fire, the wasted and rigid face of the
poor creature who hid already passed betore
her Judge met his eyes oftener than he
eared, With the fire, his energy of mind
seemed to sink also, lower and lower as the
time passed.
Just as the chimes of midnight startled
him, as from a troubled sleep, the most extraordinary thing came to pass that ever
happened to Matthew Bullions. The door
opened, ind a fi male figure glided into the
room.   The lamp was tinned low, and ho
could not  her distinctly; a shawl hung
over her head, hall concealing her face, and
the g'oom hid the rest of it; but ho experienced ��� itrange md unaccountable sense
of recognition.   He waa convinced he had
��� cu tin- rue,, before   he knew not when or
��� ,. thougl '.'��� i ei' i inly did not see It
now. She (lid not apeak (or some time, bul
stood before him in a ilenl and expectant
attitude, us though he had sent, for her.
The atrangeal thing waa thai he knew tins
to bo the ipparition oi his son's wife, while
ime time it was certain thai the invisible face waa not the face of tho dead
Jem's wife had   been   bo   much   in   his
thoughts, thai thiaaudden visitation took
i im, in a manner, at a great disadvantage.
But it was i" *erthelesa a iltuation nt a
hai e',,' .v.ii whii h ne was nol well flttotl
to cope Some Mum elapsed, thoreforo, be,
lore a" on I bring himself loaddroea hor
with oi inquiry, in a rospootful and oon
ciliatory tone, as to ber Identity and huai
i. heturncd slowly toward lilm and
told dim (as he expected) who ahe was.
Tins confirmation, In i-pokon worda, of
his previous conviction had the offoot ol
diaturbing hia mental equilibrium still
farther, In vain, rallying hi i oourago, ho
assured her she ���: I I mi I iken thai Ji-m',1
wile waa dead, and was to bo buried al two
o'clock next day that she had been found
dead In her bed, dead of heart diaoaso,
brought on by her "Wn conduot, as lhe
doctor said.   This  discharge of hard fads
ami exact information loomed not to affoot
her in the smallest dcgri'O. Then ItoOOltr
red to hun l.n summon tho butler, and Inning the boll Willi nervous energy. The
elTeot amazod him, but aoomod not to disconcert his visitor In tho least. The butler
nnd other servants wero either nol in llie
house, or they were buried in tho sloop of
For the bell rang loud and long down tlie
passage, up the stairs, through all the rooms
in the bouse, and finally passed up the
chimneys, and died away in the sky ; but
no person answered it.
.Matthew Bulbous listened to this extraordinary performance with fear perspiring from every pore. He felt now there
was nothing lelt but to ask bis visitor
humbly to slate her business. He abjectly
pleaded that he was tired and wanted to
go to bed. Then the dark reproachful eyes
settled upon him, from out the shadow,
with a gentle scorn which caused him to
look another way as she delivered her message. Thev bad been happy, her husband
and she, and did not want Matthew liulbous's money. He had cast off his son because he failed to marry him to a grand
lady. He was rejoicing now because the
son's wife was dead and the grand lady
might still become his wife. The visitor
knew all Matthew's thoughts and schemes.
Very well; bul she added, with a movement that made him start, that she bad
loft a baby, und would hold him to
account for it. " According as you are
kind and just to it, I will he merciful to
you. It has no mother, and you must supply my place!"
A dim apprehension of consequences likely to arise from the existence ofa baby passed like a cold wave over Matthew Bulbous,
Did she know the assurance he bad given
Lord Polonius, and was she warning bim?
Did she mean that, to supply her place, he
was to get Jem immediately married to
Lady Jessalinda? There were doubts on
this point; it was contrary to all experience
of her sex that she should be anxious to be
quickly succeeded by another wife, and to
place her baby on the bosom of a stepmother;
and it was extremely doubtful whether
Lady Jessalinda would consent to dedicate
herself to that maternal ollice.
But he gave his solemn promise to look
after the child ; and as he spoke the words,
thero was a knock at the door. Looking
up, he discovered that his visitor was
gone. With the instinct of a man
of business, his first thought was whether
she had heard him make that promise concerning the baby. He would have given a
thousand pounds to bo certain she had not
heard thc words. Could she possibly, ho
asked himself, have heard thom, seeing that
she was gone when he looked up?
The appearance of the butler at the door,
inquiring if his master wanted anything further that night, gave him a considerable start ; and ho rose to his feet
quickly, looking hard at the spot where the
visitor had boen standing during the late
" No, Perks," he answered, absently,
drawing a deep respiration. " I���I believe
I have been asleep !"
Butthe conviction that he had been dreaming did not restore a tranquil miud. All
niglit through his thoughts were haunted
with shadowy fears. Thai face, hidden from
physical perception, but still familiar
though unaccountable, was no trick of
fancy. And he could by no effort rid himself of the fear that the baby might be a
dread reality, worse to face than the ill-
starred marriage which it sprang from���a
reality that would luve to be " boycotted"
with vigour and thoroughness.
A Philosopher Puzz'.oi
The proprietor of a tail-yard in Ontario
determined to build a sort of stand or shop
for the purpose of vending his leather, buying cow hides, and tbe like.
Having completed his building he began
to consider what sort of a sign it would
be best to put up for the purpose of attracting attention to his new establishment.
After occupying some time in thinking ou
thesubject a happy ideastruck him, He bored an auger hole through the door-post and
stuck a calf's tail into it, with tho bushy
end Haunting out.
Some lime after ho noticed a grave-looking personage standing near the door with
his spectacles gazing intently on the sign.
And there he continued to stand gazingand
gazing, until the curiosity of the tanner was
greatly excited in turn, Ho stepped out
and addressed the individual.
"tlood-morning," said he.
" Morning," said theother, without moving his eyo from the sign.
" Do you want to buy leather?" said tho
store keeper.
" Do you wish to sell hides?"
" No.'"
"Aro you a farmer?"
"Arc you a merchant?"
" Are yon a lawyer ?"
"Aro you a doctor?"
"What aro yon, then?'
"I'ma,philosopher, I've been standing
here for an hour trying to seo if I could ascertain how that calf got through that auger
The Largest Babies Ever Born,
The largest infant al, birth of which there
is any authentic rooord was born in Ohio,
January 12, 1870, This remarkable pro-
gidy was the son of Mr. and .Mrs. M. V,
Bates, the father bung the "Kentucky
Giant" and tho mother tho " Nova Scotian
Olanteae." The new born boy weighed exactly 23J pounds, was 32 inches in height
had a font six inches in length.   The head
of the cliibl was I!) inches m oiroumferenoe,
larger I ban that of the average fi-ycar-old.
Prior to lhe birth of the Bales wonder
the London Hospital Museum boasted owning the largest child ever born. Their
claimant was 21 inches ill height and had a
head that moaaurod I .'I J inches. On October '.', 1 MM I, the wife of a promineiil Waa-
ington, D. Ci., business mini gave birth to a
child of the following extraordinary proportions: Weight, '.''.'!, pounds; length,
2JJ inches; cii'cunifi'ience of bend, IH;| inch, s; circumference nf hips, 20J inches,
I'he leading scientific pupi-rs of the lime
montlonod thofaot that il was the largest
child ever  born with llie abo.e exceptions,
A Rare Girl,
M rs. Orayneok���" So (Ieorge is engaged ?
Mrs. TangletOngUO���" Yes, he'll lie married in June."
Mrs. Uraynook���" I hope he has u young
lady iu every way worthy of him,"
Mrs, Tangletongiie���" 0h( yes, I think I
can safely say that I am satisfied in every
way with his fiasco,"���[Boston Courier.
Circumstances form the character, bu'
like petrifying waters thoy harden while
they foam,
Tho first suspension bridges ever built
were made in China '.',000 years ago, being
constructed of iron chains.
As the shadow of the clouds glides over
the fields and leaves no trace behind, so
does evil over pure lives.
The British horses were famous when
Julius Closer invaded the oountry, and son.c
of them wore carried oil' by him as trophies
to Rome.
Tho spirit of life is like the seel in our
gardens; it cither grows and boars fruit in
the sunlight, or it rots in tlio darkness.
The oldest capital in the United States is
Santa Fe, which was the seat of government
in New Mexico as far back as 1(140, and yet
its population is only 0,1S5 according to
Porter's census.
Barrels are now being made successfully
from paper. Tho paper is made from old
cards, sacks, and refuse. Tho industry is
largely on the increase by reason of the
cheapness compared with wood.
Nearly all the small silvor coins of Cuba
have holes in them. The holes serve to
keep the coins in that country, as they do
not affect their changeable value there.
Good breeding is lhe result of much good
sense, somo good nature and a little self-
denial foi' the sake of others, and with a
view to obtain the same indulgence from
Lite is short and it is wearing fast away.
We lose a great deal of time and we want
short mads to Heaven, though the right
road is, in truth, far shorter than we believe.��� [Faber.
T'lurc is a rock in Mexico which foretells
tho weather. In fair weather it, wears anou*
trill tint, and when it is about to rain it
turns to a dingy red, Its temperature increases, and it appears as if it were being
heated by an interns! lire.
The censure of our fellow men, which
wo are so prone to esteem a proof of our
superior wisdom, is too often only t he evidence of the conceit that would magnify
self, and of tho malignity or envy that
would detract from others.
The conductors of all tho tiain-cars, omnibuses, and other vehicles for public accommodation in Warsaw in that part of the
city between Novaya Pragaiind the suburb
of Brudno arc women, and fulllil their duties more accurately and to the belter satis-
l'aclion of tbo public than men,
Berlin is to have shortly a crematory
erected at the city's cost in the Friodrioh-
sruh Cemetery, where bodies of thc poor
and unknown and of the suhjeotsof anatomical investigation at clinics and hospitals
will be reduced to ashes. The bodies from
the anatomists'tables alone number about
1,000 annually.
A curious marriage custom is recorded by
Dr. Post as existing in Southern India
among some of the more primitive non-
Aryan tribes. This consists in weiiding a
girl to a plant, a tree, an animal, or even to
an inanimate object, the notion being that
any ill-luck which may follow an actual
marriage will be averted hy a union of this
The little Queen of Holland already
speaks French and English fluently, but not
a word of German, for the prejudice of the
late King of Holland was so strong against
the German nation that he was sternly determined that his daughter should never
learn the Gorman language.
Millie. Paulina, a native of Queensland,
Holland, is said to he the smallest human
being in the world. She is nearly sixteen
years of age, her height is I.S inches, and
her weight 7 lb. Unlike most of the 'midgets," she is remarkably pretty and accomplished, speaking four languages fluently.
German authors have petitioned the
Reichstag to afford them the protection in
the United States now enjoyed by French,
British, Belgian, and Swiss authors. The
petitioners urge the Government to mako at
once declaration, required by the Copyright
law, that hereafter American authors will
enjoy the same rights in Germany as German
Fireflies of the largo kind and high-lighting power that abound in St, Domingo and
other West India islands aro employed for
lighting purposes, being confined in lanterns both for going about the country at
night for tho Illumination of dwellings. By
attaching one of them to each foot while
travelling in the darkness they sorve as a
guide to iho path.
It was largely the fashion in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth, centuries with ladies of wealth to have their
watches richly iiicrusteil with precious
stones, A lady's watch made towards the
cud of the reign of Queen Elizabeth had a
gold case set with two hundred turquoise
stones arranged in eight concentric eirclos
with a single one in the middle. On thc
upper portion of the case was a Tudor rose
of crimson and green in iruusluccnl enamel,
ami on the margin crimson and blue leaves
ami fruit in en unci. The balance wheel
wus protected by a gilt cock,
Chamaret, a small French township of
about600 inhabitants, has Inula windfall
whioh will for ever relievo the dwellers of
I hat happy spot of lhe burden of taxation.
Ou the will of an old miser being opened it
wus found lhat he had bequeathed (i00,00l)f.,
the whole of his hoarded wealth, to the
community. This will bring in a yearly
revenue of about CI,00(),Biillicicnt,it is said,
to defray all the expenses of the parish, and
leave a surplus of about ��100 to lie expended as the municipality may dotorming. The
only conditions to the bequest are that a
stone tower, 00 feet high, with a clock and
a huge bell, shall be erected in memory of
the testator.
Curious Portuguese Uiwtom,
Among the Portuguese at Fayal, whero I
once Hpent a winter, writes Colonel Higgin-
aon, the young gentlemen were expected to
wear black trousers to rties in winter, and
while in summer j but to decide on which
particular evening summer began was the
point of dilliculty, so thc young men would
sometimes go to the house iu black, with the
white garments under their arms, ready to
peep iu through the window and take a
busty census of black and white legs. If the
latter prevailed they would make thoir toilet
afresh iu the bushes outside. It was not a
matter of social caste, for they were all of
the same caste ; it was only a wish not to be
singular, :
L V.Ll^l      XIIJ U 11 J-a JJi.ll-
It was on a lovely morning in June, I remember, two or three years ago, that I arrived, on a business journey, at a village in
Essex, which for the purposes of this story
I will call Amesford.
It was a day of glorious sunshine, and
everything looked bright, happy, and gay.
Even the villagers seemed to be wearing
their best and gayest clothes, and there was
altogether such an air of festivity and holiday making about thc place that my first
inquiry of the matronly hostess nf the inn at
which i intended to stay was to the cause
of all this mirth and frivolity.
" Lord bless you, sir, don't you know ? I
thought everybody knew that by this time.
Why, it's Bessie Blossom's wedding day, of
course,''said thegood-uatured dame. "Ah I
she's a perfect picture, she is; and as good
as. gold."
"I'm sure I hope Miss Blossom will be
happy," 1 said, reserving the variety of
puns which occurred to me as practicable
for a more appreciative audience. "As I
am going to stay at Amesford till to-morrow," I added, "perhaps I may have a
chance ol seeing the bride."
" Vou will have no time to lose then, sir,"
said the good lady, as she directed me to
the room I was to occupy. "The wedding
is to be at eleven punctual, and it only
wants a quarter. 1 was just going to put
my bonnet on when ynu camo in, so you'll
excuse nie now, sir, won't you? I wouldn't
miss the sight for worlds. As I live, there
go the bells," and she bustled off to hcrowu
particular sanctum, while I made my way
to the church whence I could hear the merry
chimes of thc village bells.
It was a pretty wedding, though thc
church, full lo the very porch, was so hot
and stifling that I was glad to get outside
aud get a breath of fresh air in the churchyard before the ceremony was half over.
The bride was not so young as I expected
to find her. After the gushing language of
my landlady I naturally looked to see a
young girl of about eighteen, fresh and
beautiful, I saw instead a grave, ladylike
person, whose age would certainly nnt be
less tliaiisix-anil-twenty, of medium height,
wearing a creamy silk dress, a long tulle
veil, and a wreath of llowers which, if not
orange blossoms, suited the colour and texture of her hair admirably. She walked
through the double row of eager spectators
didn't want the woman : wouldn't live with
her in fact, at any price. But she had committed bigamy, hadn't she, he inquired with
cool effrontery, mil instead of locking him
up the constable would be better doing bis
duty if he locked her up.
The constable said he would take the risk
of putting Mr. Chandler under lock and key
first; lie wasn't afraid the woman would
run away.
I don't think William Chandler hadquite
reckoned upon this, but he maintained a
sullen silence, and amidst the hooting and
hustling of the crowd was conveyed to the
round, toll-house looking structure which
Bcrv-ed as the village lock-up.
Later in the day I heard Bessie Blossom's
story from my landlady, as much of it, at
least, as was known to tbe latter.
Bessie Blossom had been brought up by
her parents with rather exalted views ot life.
Tbey had saved a bit of money, and they
spent a portion of it in giving the girl a
boarding-school education and training,
which the ex*lady's maid regarded as absolutely essential to her daughter's happiness.
Then at eighteen the girl went to London as
assistant-governess in the family of a baronet, and there made the acquaintance of tbo
baronet's nephew, a young scapegrace, who
had never done any good for himself or anyone else. He was sufficiently attached to
the girl to marry her.
When lhe allair came to the ears of Sir
Dixon Tryton, however, which was not until
the knot had been securely tied he
immediately stopped the allowance of
two hundred a year he had previously
made his nephew, and warned him
that not a penny piece more in any shape
or form need he look for or expect. Idle
and dissolute, William Chandler, thrown on
his owu resources, sneedily developed the
innate brutality of his nature, and vented
his rage and disappointment on his unoffending wife. She bore with his ill-treatment
until her child died. Then she resolved to
leave bim and go into service again, if possible, and she was preparing to put this plan
into execution, when news reached her that
in a drunken frolic with some boon companions, in the course of which they had launched and gone to sea in a leaky boat, he had
been drowned.
Bessie Chandler returned to her parents
to take counsel with them as to her future,
for she was left penniless. Sbe found her
motherstrotohed on a bed of sickness.   No-
,�����?, ml aual i no liaiiusuilie iis lie  WUS.     I WilS
a barmaid when he married me "
"It's false," interrupted the man, who
had utterly collapsed at the sound of the
woman's voice, but hud now recovered some
amount of self-possession and assurance.
"It was not a legal ceremony."
"Oh, that's your game, is it," exclaimed
the woman, placing her arms akimbo, and
facing him with an expression which boded
ill for him. ''But it won't do. I've got the
certificate safe enough, and have satisfied
myself it's all right and proper. No, Mr.
William Chandler, you're my husband, safe
enough, though you're nothing to be proud
of. I've had to keep myself since you ran
away and left me, but 1 mean to make you
do it now, you beauty!"
And so it turned out. An officer was sent
with the woman to fetch the marriage certificate, which was found to be in proper
form. Then came Mr. Chandler's turn to go
into the dock on a charge of bigamy, and be
was duly committed for trial.
I don't know what became of him or his
wife. But Bessie was escorted back to
Amesford in triumph, restored to the arms
of the schoolmaster, and, I believe, "lived
happy ever after."
on each side of the path leading from j ih]n7waaTnown ta theTilia��� of'the girl's
the outer gate to the church porch with a
careless grace, and what 1 tl,ought was a
proud, slightly-contemptuous ciiri of the lip.
She seemed to me, by birth nr education, to
be rather above the average out of the gcod
people of Amesford���a faot she was evidently thoroughly aware of.
I gathered that her father was a soldier,
marriage, and it was supposed that she had
returned home to nurse her mother. And
when, a few weeks later, the mother went
the way of all tlesb, Bessie yielded to her
father's entreaties to remain with him.
That was a matter of two years ago.
Then came the wooing of Bessie by the
____ - i school-master.   She had become very much
retired onepension, her mother-an ex-lady s Uttaohed to him, and gladly accepted his
maid, and the bride-groom the village sohoo.propoai,is, But she lliul not enlightened
master and leader of the choir at the parish j him M to tlmt flark experience 0f hers, and
enuroh. j had forbidden her father to do so under a
It was probably suoh a wedding as the threat of leaving him and never seeing him
Amesford oik did not often get a chance of again, whioh to the lonely old man was
seeing, and they had turned out en masse to q,,'tcsuHieient. So that the blow had foun "
do honour to it
thc schoolmaster wholly unprepared,
had broken him down.
Presently the pealing of the organ and
the strains of the wedding march floating
softly or. the still air announced the conclusion of the service, and the people streamed
out of the building to take up their places
along the walk, and be ready to pelt the
bride and bridegroom with flowers and rieo
as they passed on their way to the carriage
standing in thc road outside.
I had noticed, while I had been loitering
in the churchyard, a disreputable looking ���        woml| WUDl0 ,,,��� t
fellow standing near the gate.    I here was j st-a.ble had reported the affair
the nervous  twitching about the mouth,  -iail disposed of Chandler,
and the bloodshot, watery look about the
eyes which betokened days, and probably
nights, of drunkenness and dissipation. He, ,      ,   , ..    .  , ,  ,, ,
wore a battered top hat, a short frock coat I Ame(sfor.d ,wa? f[v'af ���"> h��ld- *""-���
���    ���      '   -        - ' most as full ot Amesford folk the next day
as the church had been. There was a charge
entered against William Chandler that he
i had been brawling in Amesford churchyard
' and that he had no visible means of subsistence.   For these offences he was liable to
be sent to gaol for three months. But as he
would have to give evidence in the bigamy
case it was decided to take that first.
Although I had lost the greater part of
The question remained���what was to
be done. It was clear that. Bessie
had committed an act of bigamy, which,
though done innocently and unwittingly, none the less made her amenable
to the law. Aud during the evening
news was brought that Mrs. Chandler bad
been arrested on a warrant, and was in the
custody of the inspector of police at the
neighboring town, where the Amesford con
as soon as In
The police-court at the town, where the
petty sessions for the division in which
very much damaged, and worn almost
threadbare down thc front and about the
anus, a pair of dirly gray trousers, well
fringed around thc bottoms, and standing
well away from the knees, and boots which
were almost heelless, and gaped wideut the
toes, A dirty collar, tied round with a
soiled silk handkerchief, completed his visible attire.   And yet, notwithstanding his
seedy, dilapidated appearance and rakish, , .. ��� .	
dissipated look, there was that in his man-, tlie previous day, as far as business was con
ner and in his talk, when presently ho
spoke, which induced the belief that he had
seen better days.
He was looking through the railings with
a curiously eager gaze, and remained motionless until the people came trooping out
of church. Then a cruel smile played about
his mouth, and a glitter lighted up hia
bleared eyes as he took up a position from
which ho would face the bride as she came
through the porch. I was strangely interested in tlie man, so out of place amidst
that gay and festive throng and moved up
close to him.
A stir in tlie crowd, and tho murmur of
cerneil, I was by this time sufficiently interested in the matter to make one of the
audience when the case was called on. On
being placed in the dock, Bessie covered her
face with her hands, and burst into a passionate burst of tears. The suddenness and
unexpected nature of tbe event, coming at
a time when a woman's nerves are naturally
overstrung with excitement; then the arrest,
the thought of the disgrace and exposure,
and above all, as I afterwards heard from
her own lips, the dread that she might have
to live again with the man who had done
her such cruel wrong, had unnerved her.
But after that first outburst she sat calm
many voices, horalded the appearance of' end quiet while the constable gave his evi-
the newly-married couple.   1 noticed that i deuce, and the clergyman deposed as to tbo
the man kept iu the background till they
had reached tho middle of the walk. Then
he suddenly started forward, and with a
sweep of the hand, which drew all eyes upon
him, exclaimed .-
" Look you, good people, that woman is
my wife 1 Ha ! Iia ! proud madam, you did
not dream nf this."
Ina'antly the placo was in an uproar, aa
with a piercing scream the startled woman
service performed at Amesford Church tin
previous day.
Then William Chandler stepped into the
witness box, and stated that be hud been
rescued from the boat accident, but had
made no effort to let his wife know be wiib
alive. He bad been very unfortunate, and
hearing that his wife was living at Amesford,
he had tramped bis way to that village to
hear, as he entered il, that she was to b��
How riixiiii'-''' Snivel (inl Hid nl' llie Hen
He Hud Hun Down,
Engineer Smith told a story of how Mexican railway operators dodge responsibility.
"Jim Scovel, ho said, "was running a
freight on the Central and had a crew of
conductor, fireman and two brakemen. One
night about a year ago Jim was running
through a big sheep and goat ranch, in the
State of Durango, near Peralta, when he
saw two figures on the track near a switch.
He thought they were railroad men and
blew for them, but tliay seemed dazed. Jim
then saw they were greasers and he blew for
brakes and reversed, but the train was on a
down grade and there was no help for it.
The engine struck one of the men and killed
him outright) tbe other was shunted off
into the ditch, and when they backed up he
was still living but unconscious. His head
wus crushed, and it seemed every bone in
his body was broken. Of course the
magnitude of the affair impressed Jim
Scovel. He knew he was 500 miles from
home. Fortunately it was a freight train
and the accident had occurred at
night in an isolated place. The train
crew got together around the tank of
the engine to discuss the situation. They
were in groat doubt. Jim Scovel said the
wounded man ought to be taken to the next
station and be would take the consequences.
But the conductor said that would never do
���they would all be jugged, finally a brake-
man, who had read somewhere once upon a
time that in order to establish a charge of
murder it was necessary to have a corpus
delicti, suggested tbat it might not be a bad
idea to dispose of the corpus delicti there
and then. He looked significantly at tbe
fireman, and the latter, taking the hint,
proceeded to shovel coal into his furnace
Jim Scovel objected to this, but finally gave
way to the extent tbat the man, already
dead, should go into the furnace, though he
did not like to have the tire grates deluged
with greaser grease. Then came another
deliberation���as to the wounded man. He
was yet unconscious, and his death inevitable, but he still breathed. Jim Scovel put
his ear to his heart, and said : " Boys, it
will never do; the man's alive." "Can't
help it." said the conductor, " he'll never
know anything again, and we can't wait
here." The brakeman who had discovered
the corpus delicti theory agreed with the
conductor ; so did the other brakeman, and
the fireman signified his acquiescence an
shoveling in more coal. .Meantime the myb
who was already in the furnace had raisde
tho steam to that pitch where it lifted the
safety valve and was blowing off in a way
to drown all discussion.
" Shove him iu !" yelled somebody, and
in went tlie man, who was yet breathing."
Mr. .Smith says that Jim Scovel afterward told him that for the next fifty miles
that engine wouldn't make steam. She was
cranky and stubborn, and when they got to
tbe shops they had to take her apart and
clean her from piston head to fire-boy. But
the corpus delicti was disposed of, and to
this day probably the governor of that
estate docs not know of the incident.
A Spring Sons;,
Whon all the world soca sweothenrting -
When all lhc world is young���
In cowslip time, in blackbird timo,
The waking Held* 111110111.',
Give mo thy hand, my dearest lovo,
And ci me abroad to see;
The land is full of love and hope���
And so i��� life to me!
Thc starling's love, in Inns;, shy cull-,
Comes from tho leafing trees;
Anal thrush and chaffinch swell the talc
Adown lhc moist, warm breeze.
See. primrose und anemono
From tin- soft ground havo sprung;
And thogreonoarlh is all in bud-
Forull lhe world is young I
Come, lei us "smellthe do'.v and rain,"
Now II Is overpast;
For every breath is InconBo-fraught,
The Spring is hero at last I
And pine la Winter's Inn},', dark night.
And fair has dawned love's day.
Sweet heart, we never can grow old���
It must he always May I
-[.Miircia Tyinlalc.
hemmed   dishcloths  and   dusting
Care for the face,
fell back in a swoon.   A score of strong I married again.   He did not deny that he
hands seized upon the man wbo had launch-1 could have stopped the marriage cu
ed this bolt from the blue, while hoarse
murmurs arose. "He's mad !"���" he's
drunk !"���" duck him in the liorscpond !"
resounded on every sido, and tbo excited
rustics would havo mado short work of it
had I not spotted the village constable, and
seizing him by the arm dragged him to the
" I tell you she is my wile. If you don't
believe mo ask her," exclaimed the man,
as tho crowd by whom ho was being severely hustled fell back to make way for the
Meanwhile the bride had beon carried
into the vestry, on the table of which still
lay the register sho had so recently signed,
The schoolmaster seemed but a poor tool,
and was too bewildered by the suddenness
ol the attack to be capable of doing anything
but look helplessly on.
The constable wanted to take the cause
of all this disturbance Into custody as e rogue
and vagabond. I suggested that it might
bo as well first to hear what the officiating
clergyman had lo say, and although be
seemed inclined to resent my interference,
1 induced bim at last to take the man round
to the vestry door, whither 1 accompanied
them. Ilcrea conference look place. The
man gave his name us  William Chandler,
and repeated that the woman just married |    i. Yes, it's him, sure enough," she said
was lua lawful wife, adding that he owed  when she bad glanced at Chandler.   "Like
^^_^^_ =      remony
taking place had be liked, but added, amid
the unrestrained hisses of the spectators in
court, that he " did not aee why he shooi
have put himself out about her���sbe never
cared twopence for him after she knew he
had no money,"
".���ind you say this woman is your lawful
wife?" asked the presiding magistrate.
"I do," replied the man.
" When and where were you married';"
asked the magistrate's clerk.
" At Chepstow Church, by license, on the
first of Mav, 1878," was the reply.
"Vou being then a bachelor?" was the
next question.
Tlie witness hesitated a moment, then
answered " Yes,"
" You lie, you villain," exclaimed a shrill
female voice at the rear of the court. " Il
you're William (.'handler, I'm your lawful
wife, for you married me first. Ain't one
"Make way for that woman," said the
clerk.   "Cmne forward."
By dint ol muoh pushing and exertion the
woman edged her way through the excited
crowd till she stood by the side of the man
she claimed. She waa a coarse-featured,
red-faced woman of middle age,yet with the
remnants of 1 ygone beauty.
Hornless Cattle,
In the removal of horns as of many other
undesirable things prevention is better than
cure. Whether dehorning is injurious or
not it must be painful and a shock to tho
animal, and the operation in its preparati on
and execution ia one of no little trouble.
Would it not be better to breed the horns
off'! A bull of tho Bed Polled English breed
crossed upon any of the homed breeds is so
prepotent that the horns disappear with the
first cross almost invariably and the Devon
red color appears.
These cattle have been bred in Norfolk
and Suffolk counties England for over 100
years. The first authentic Importation was
by (J. F. Tuber of Bawling, N. Y,, in lho
full of IH".'i, and now they are distributed
iu most all the states of the Union. Tbey
aro very numerous and deservedly popular
in the Western States nud on the great
ranches. All of the beneficial results of no
horns usually noticed lu-side many others
apply to this breed, They are hardy and
excellent both for the dairy and for beef,
and it is safe to say are the best all round
cattle known. They are peculiarly suited
tn the climate, pasturage nnd neeilBnftbe
Now England statos, and yet from the last
herd book there appears lo be but three
proprietors of vory small herds in all of that
section.��� [U. K. Tuber, in Our Orange
Nothing to Orow About.
Little Arthur was visiting his grandmother, who owned a large rooster that was
possessed of lighting qualities. Arthur
went out to food the chickens, when the
rooster Hew at him, pocking him severely,
Arthur boat him off as well as he could
and finally got away and ran to the house.
Some time later bo was playing on tho
porch, when nil at once the rooster flew upon
an adjoining fence and crowed lustily.
Arthur looked up and exclaimed :
" You lie, you lit-; you didn't lick mo! I
Tho Rothschilds annually givo 100,000
francs to deserving persons who have difficulty in paying their rents,
Collectors of postage-stamps will bo glad to
learn that orders have been issued through
out I'russia for the prosecution of all who
are found manuiacluring forged stamps,
A Good Husband.
A most delightful man, who is handsome
enough to cause many a maiden's heart to
flutter, and who is well enough off to be a
suitable cause, in mamma's estimation, for
the fluttering was modest enough to affirm
that he remained single owing to the fact
that he did not feel capable of making a
woman happy. This very statement revealed the truth that he would indeed be
the man to make one of the best of husbands, and in consequence make a very-
happy woman of the girl he chose for his
It is not the man who is afraid he will
not fill the bill in the matrimonial play that
is the one that fails signally in the role. If
he ever ventures so far and asks a woman to
be his wife she is pretty sure that her life
will be pleasant so far as her domestic relations are concerned. If his modesty is not
assumed he will never quite recover from
the surprise at her accepting him, and ho
will always regard her love as a possession
that is exceedingly precious and must be
carefully guarded lest it slip away from him.
No mailer how many years they are married it will always be the same, and the
modest, unassuming bachelor will prove
the devoted, admiring husband to the end.
On the other hand, the superb creature
who consider* that he bestows a little slice
of heaven with the giving of bis name is the
one that is going to make a girl wretched
He feels as though perhaps he were too precipitate in his wooing and shows her by his
actions if he does not tell her in so many
words that there were many other girls just
dying for him.
If money is scarce it will not be he that
will suffer. His glorious form must be arrayed in gorgeous apparel his luncheons
necessarily of the finest, and his cigars the
best, though perhaps at home, his wife in a
garment that may have been one of the
dresses of her trousseau many years ago,
eats warmed over messes and does her own
work. He, in his p-ide, considers it enough
honor for any woman simply to bear his
name, and if it were suggested to him that
his wife was miserable he would not credit
such a ridiculous statement.
Girls, do not bo deceived by the gay,
showy men, who are essentially selfish and
who could never love anyone as well as their
own charming selves. Do not let the fine
figure, handsome face and dashing air make
you snub the quiet, modest chap who blushes when you speak and appears a trifle
stupid before the gay witticisms and flow of
talk of the more dashing rival. The modest
man is the one for the long race and, if your
head is level and your heart in the right
place, the evanescent charms of the one
will be completely swallowed up and lost
sight of in the substantial lasting character
of the other.
It i.s said that good soap is a great be.iuti-
ticr and a great preventive of the uncomely
looking " blackheads" which are such a disfigurement and are so hard to get rid of,
I he real cause of these unpleasant little
specks is not, as a rule, anything more
serious than this. Some people have much
larger skin pores than others, and the dust
collects, settles and finally forms a hard,
black little substance which probably would
never have had achauceof development if
the skin was thoroughly washed with soap
twice a day and rubbed vigorously with a
coarse towel. Do not be afraid of a red
nose ; the redness will soon fade away and
leave no trace.
We will add that the face should be greased well after the soap washing has been
gone through with. A good plan to follow
is; \l bedtime wash the face with hot
water and snap, rinse thoroughly ; then
" work in" by rubbiogslowly and firmly the
grease���cold cream preferably. Tbis loosens
the blackheads which are so snugly imbedded, and in the morning the soap and water
will do better service upon a softened,
pliable skm. Persons with rough skins
will be amply paid for their trouble. It is
tedious to be sure���weeks and months it
may be needful to persist in the greasing.
Veils are undoubtedly a contributory source
of blackheads. The meshes become saturated with dust and exhalations most injurious to a delicate skin. By constant friction
they are rubbed in and settle in the pores
and are sealed there by a black speck.
Street dust is unavoidable, but it is much
less harmful taken straight to the skin than
through a veil.
Housekeeping Outfit,
I would not get too large a supply, says
a writer in the Housekeeper in giving advice to prospective brides. I think the
following would be a good outfit if I had to
pay for it: Six sheets, six pair pillow slips
(don't get shams, they are quite out of
style), two cheese-cloth comfortables, two
blankets, two summer (light) quilts, two
or three turkey-red or silesia comfortables
and one or two nice bedspreads,
For sheets get the Utica sheeting, two
and a half yards wido, at from 22 to 25
cents a yard. It requires two and a half
yards for a sheet. The pillow-cases should
lie made of fruit-of-the-loom muslin, 45
inches wide, which cosIb about 16 cents a
yard and requires one yard per pillow. The
cheese-cloth comfortables you can make
yourself, Cut the cloth in desired lengths
and sow up seams, place as many layers of
cotton as desired between thc cloth and
fasten at regular intervals with hluo or red
zephyr or Gerniantown. Buttonhole stitch
or bind the edge. Your summer quilts you
might make of white twilled muslin, stitched in some pretty design with the machine,
nr you can take six-inch-sqiiare blocks of
the muslin upon which work outline designs iu red embroidery cotton, and around
edge of blocks sew strips of turkey red to
form a border. Sew blocks together, line
with turkey red and bind the edge with
the same or with braid, When completed,
your quilt looks like a lot of little pictures
in red frames. This, however, would take
more time than you probably have to spare
al present You can make the silesia
quilts too, but you can buy comfortable!
ready-made at all prioes, from thc turkey-
red, calico on one side, at 08 cents, to tho
irctty sateens which conic as high as $3,76.
1 like all white best for a bed and would
advise you to got a white marseilles spread
which sell from 81.50 upward, or even a
honeycomb spread would look better than
none at all,
For your tabic you will need a cover of
heavy white canton flannel, sixty-eight
inches wide, which comes special for thi��
purpose at from seventy-five cents a yard.
Table damask hy the yard is cheapor for
ordinary use us are also the napkins, and
therefore more desirable for you. Of courso
you will have to hem the two ends. As to
tbo quantity and quality in this aa woll as
in tho towels, you must follow your own
judgement and means, Tray cloths, doilies,
curving cloths and scarfa can be added
A dozen toilet towels with a few Turkish
bath towels will probably bo sufficient to
start with. You can add to your stock
gradually tho same as in table linen, For
tlio kitchen get tho twilled crash for dish
towels and checked linen glass toweling at
from 10 to 22 oonts a yard, according to
width,   Also provide yourself with a few
On a Point in " Cleaning Up" and Disease
Every housekeeper or head of a family
should know that the germs or spores of
diphtheria and typhoid fever, as well as
cholera and probably some other diseases,
unlike those of scarlet fever, small-pox,
tuberculosis and others, will take roct, de*
velopc mature and multiply outside the living
human body, or other living organism, as
on or in collections���even very small collections,���minute quantities of damp, organic
waste matter. The typhoid bacillus for
example, is cultivated in the laboratory on
the dump, smooth surface of a cut potato.
Indeed, it seems that typhoid fever is never
communicated directly from one person to
another, hut that its germs must pass
through another phase of existence outside
of a human body after tbey have been cast
off from the body of uninfected person before they can again take root in any other
body, The same appeals to be the case
with cholera. This other phase of existence
requires damp or moist organic matter with
a certain degree of temperature, and, it may
be, absence of free sunlight. Either milk
or water not quite pure appears to be a good
soil for these germs. A few years ago
typhoid fever broke out amongst a small
body of soldiers in barracks on the Continent of Europe and in spite of what seemed
to be every precaution in regard to cleanliness, there were from time to time for years
recurrent outbreaks of the disease amongst
them. Eventually, however, it was found
that the under or inside clothing of the n.ea
had not been properly looked after and
washed as it should have been and that all
spots of excreta had not been removed, but
some had been allowed to remain on the
clothing, and on or in these spots the germs
had gone through their other form of life,
whence they had reinfected the soldiers.
After all the underclothing was regularly
and carefully cleansed there was no further
outbreak ot the disease. In " cleaning up,"
than, it must be borne in mind tbat minute
quantities of dirt in certain conditions may
harbour and even devclope, from a chance
germ or seed, the infections of sonic of these
communicable diseases.
House - Oletmins* Now ana Among tlie
Ancient Jews: A Oontrast-
The Jews of Scripture history knew
nothing, it appears, oi the microscope nor
of the nature of disease germs, but the
Jewish housewife evidently felt more than
doesl he modern housekeeper the importance
of thoroughness in house sanitation. If she
found a spot of brown or yellow mould
growing upon the wall of her house, she did
not simply wipe or wash it off, nor was she
satisfied with what is now considered as
doing all that domestic sanitation requires,
the application of a coat of calcimine or
whitewash, or fancy wall paper to paste
over the walls. Instructed by the priest in
reference to the danger of living in a house
permitting the growth of mould, with the
myriads of kindred germs which may accompany such condition, the wife and
mother of that period on the discovery o
the patch of mould���the " plague spot," in
ber dwelling, Immediately moved her family
out of the dwelling, with all her stores���
mats, rugs, blankets, robes, puts, cups,
eto,, probably into n tent, and the priest
came in and looked the premises over, and
instead of using a little catholic acid nr lime
wash he brought his servants with trowels,
shovels and baskets and laid bare the atone
walls of that house with such a cleaning
und scraping as would astonish our modem
civilization. Mothers should bear in mind
that in rooms, closets or corners which arc
not scrupulously clean and dry and in which
air and sunlight cannot freely penetrate,
mould spores will take root, and where
mould spnres will develope and grow, there
thc soil favours the development of such
disease germs as diphtheria, whence they
maybe transferred to the little throats of
the children.
The Luckless Poet.
Young Sorlblets is full of wonderment
To know the reason why
The poem he sent so hopefully
Brought back such curt reply.
The editor wrote with brevity.
And with a touch ol scorn :
" It's fellows like you that make a man
Regret he e'er was born."
But here is the cause���tbe poem read,
"An Ode to Oentle Spring,"
And it chanced the day it waB received
To snow like everything.
Tho tallest treca in thc world are thc gum
trees of Victoria, Australia. In some districts they average .100 feet high. The
longest, prostrated one measured 470 feet,
and 81 feet in girth near the roots. LOCAL NEWS.
F, Eraser has a few of th.ise chuieo
seed potatoes lelt,
For a good shave call at Columbia
House Jiurbi-r Shop.
Letters trim " Plebiun " and Thus.
Lewis will appear next week.
Mr. John Dover, of Hunt A* Dover,
jewelers, Nelson, came up nn Wednesday's boat.
John C. Hayes, of Victoria, was iu
town this week, and left on Thursday by steamer.
Father Guertin wus a passenger
by the Lvttou Irom liubson to Nu-
Itusp of. Wednesday.
George Laforme has brought his
horses up from Spallnmoheen, where
they have been wintering.
Proumt baldness by getting your
hair singed by Prof. Gilbert at. Columbia lli,use Harbor ehop.
Service will bo heid by the Rev.
T. Patou in the Presbyterian church
at 1.60. to m, now evening.
Ilovelstoke Lumber Company are
in thu thick uf an extremely busy
seasuu just uow, and several men
nro wanted.
Mr. James E. Steen, publisher of
tbo Winnipeg Commercial, was iu
town ou Monday, and went down
river Tuesday morning.
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow in Ihe Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, eveuing at 1.60,
All are cordially invited*
Mr. W. Cowan, who went down to
Nakusp on business Thursday morning, arrived up last night. Ilo intends building there shortly.
Among thu Kootenay'e passengers
for points dowu river on Wednesday
were Miss Christie, dr. F. G. Christie and Mr. W. A. Jowett, of Revel-
On and after the lst July the run
between Montreal and Vanoou-er
over tbe C.P.R. (2000 miles) will be
accomplished in live days���a gain of
one day.
Bishop Sillitoo, of Now Westmiu-
Bter, came up on the str. Lytton rn
Wednesday. His lordship preached
a Si ruion iu Hume's Hall, Nelson,
JaBt Sunday.
A bunch of 18 milch cows were
shipped on the Lytton on Thursday
for Messrs. Hurry k Campbell, who
intend starling a dairy ut Nelsou.
Tho cows woro from Kettle River.
Kootenay, B.C.
ind Telgraph
Close to Station, Post
C. N. NELLIi-3 & CO., Pr'ps.
Conducted us u lirst-i'luss Hotel,'the
comfort of visitors being the
first iiini iivor of tbo
Bathrooms axd every Convenience,
Kept for uso of
The scenery around J
unsurpussed forgrandeu
meets and residents.
ecillewaet is
unci tourists
will find lin- Morohunts' Hotel one of
the most comfortable uud best equip,
ped in tbo mountains.
The I'xiii'iisiiisi-ii has
Pack & Saddle Horses
Iu readiness at nil times, uud is prepared to do all packing
II. N. Coursier
Orders left ut C. P.
receive prompt
J. 1*.
li. Station will
When Mr. T. Steed arrived down
from Big Bond last Saturday he
found bis wife (wbo had just arrived
from Ontario) awaiting bim. Happy
man! Tbey will reside here, Tom
going behind tbe counter in H. N.
flounder's store.
Dave Cowan, of Revelstoke, was a
pnssouger ou the Lytton from Robson
this week. Dave has been over a
great portion of the lower oountry
since be left here, uuii bus now gone
iuto tbo coming city of Nakusp, on
the Upper Arrow Lake.
The utr. Kootenay started on ber
first trip tbis season on Wednesday
aftet'uoou in charge of Cupt. Lindquist. Tbe Koolenay requires ubout
2 feet more depth of water than the
other boats, cusequently she has to
lay up usually abont two weeks
Wm. McKeuzie, who bus been iu
charge of tlm meu employed repairing the Government trails and bridges
between Revelbtoke and Big Bend,
arrived dowu by boat on Saturday,
baying oompleted tbo work. Must
of the men came down ou foot. Tbey
report considerable suow lying in
the mountains up river,
A familiar figure which hus not
beeu seen ou our streets for a long,
long time, loomed up this
The sheriff is tho. same as ever���
"hail fellow well met," and al i . -
ready to spin a decent and inter
ing yarn to a good listener. Mr.
Redgrave Bpent three nays in town
and ieft on Tuesday morning,
Their Wonderful Bichuess.-
Ti-stiinoiiy of an Expert.
Mr J. 11. Anderson, a ininiLg expert of Illecillewaet, arrived in town
on Thursday night nnd left for homo
yesterday morning.    Ho  nays the
snow is still three feet deep ou the
mountains, but ou llio level at Fish
Creek it, is entirely gone, und work
will commence in earnest next wook.
The surface indications are tbo best
he bus ever seen in his 21 years' experience, aud tho slight development
already dono on somo of the claims
more than realises tbo expectations of
tbe most sanguine, and shows that
the ledge grows iu width und solid -
ness as it descends.   In less than two
I mouths Mr, Anderson thinks thero
will lie the biggest kind of boom yet
experienced iu West Kootenny.   The
"Elizabeth" claim bus been devoloped
enough to show that a rich miue is
there, and the "Edinburgh" is in np
way behind in rich indications.   Mr.
Anderson says that although everyone who owns a claim at Pish Greek
thinks he hus tho best of the lot, he
would not us yet say that ouo was
better than another, as all are on the
same ledge, which is of surpassing
richness,   The ledge at surface varies
from i to 30 feet in thiokness and is
quite live miles long.   The outcrop-
pings are numerous, und ftt several
places so)id chunks of galena have
b. on pried out with a bar, ono of theso,
without a single flaw, weighed nearly
7 owt.   It is anticipated  that at a
comparatively shallow depth theso
outoroppiugs   consolidate   iuto   one
huge lode of solid oro, as is nearly
always the case.
At Cold Hill, in the immediate
vicinity of the town of Illecillewaet,
flue paying veins of copper ore have
been laid open, a sample from which
assayed 59 per cent, of copper, ;?20
gold, und S" .-iher per ton. It is on
tho cards that a company is being
formed to develop thia property.
On Wednesday Mr. Anderson was
ou the mountain overlooking the
town, where the Goat Cave claim,
owned by Walter Scott, is situated,
There were oyer 30 tone of solid
galena piled there which bad bi en
taken from the o tl ir ;; in
claim at a depth A from two . ..
Undoubtedly the whole ;.������,.:,... ���
hood '.'  I... ���. rich in i
mineral, and thi will see the
. :. ���"     tl a   ������������.-:   ...   .
whioh wil
main line    '  th   Car Pacif
.    ...
u dpg
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NANCY FIELD, Plaintiff,
1). W. OOEBIN, Defendant.
In obedience to a writ of Fieri Faoins
issued out of tho Supremo Court of
British Columbia at Victoria on the
llth day of February, 18112, and to
mo directed iu thc above-named suit
for tho sum of $1858.97 debt and
costs, together with interest on the
same at tlie rati- of six por centum
per annum from the 18th day of December, 1891, besides sheriff's fees,
poundage, aud all other expenses of
this execution, I have seized and will
offer for Sale by Public Auction, at
tho Court House, Donald, East Kootonay, B.C., on Thuhsday, the 28th day
of April, 1892, at 12 noon, all tho
Right, Title uud Interest of tho said
D. W. Corbin in tho Lauds as described in this advertisement:���
JL   XlXtaiUa)
m% Asa
This space is reserved for
Messrs. C, B, Hume & Co.,
I   5
it- a
it- -��
2   *?
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7.    ���
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5* p'
z. i
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c- **
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to   10
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I  B
Bakery in connection with Store.
Nttkusu   is   growing fast     The
townsite is dotted witli oanvas te .
About fourteen thouBivnd lei
ber was brought uu from Robt- u
yi sterday, and i Bit Toe* iy lo
(eel will be sent down hy Rev I �����
Japake b and    i   ��� ���: 	
i | ban ju*it arrived a
13    .      .... plenoid lotof
Qoud        inn]     .    -   irtioa-
:.. , ,i,ll.
1 he oonti a,-! I i
     i   : tin
Ir, R. II
Lumber Co,   Populatio   ...
ie, nnd the drat betel (to lae built in
Mr. Thomas] will be uoini ��� u e   tt
rmoe,   Cbe Lytton lands , m
uud freight there every trip, hi th up
un,l dowu.
i ,i at dfstitntion exists al NhIsoh,
It in, uowevi r, oouli ,i 'I to ; il
ment was registered in
:    linn    i.   . try OhTce Bl Viotoria
',ii the 18th dny of
Tli ���    nie ii  udjourned to
the 26th day of   Muy,
ii in,ii: in,,I place,
riff ol Kootonay,
April .
rm a1
Two Carloads of Furniture
Spring Mattresses, Wool Mattresses, Parlor Suites, Easy
Chairs and Rockers;
Warranted to keep the baby in good nature.
Pianos. Organs, Beds, Couches, in great variety.
JAMES McDONALl) at Co.,  main  Street, Kcvelstoke, 15. C.
uf men who w, ul there two or three i of E I	
weeks ago aim tt ptsr.nilu i, ll    ;   .   ., Deal  itrnoture "       <   U-lll
to strike a Iioduum iHiriug the bonqii
Mi al of tbi in I."-1 'r'' ueurl* sturvn j.,
while many have trampi d . li d) m
find nre tryii ���-'. to In al I h ir w iy on
the Bteami r eith ir to Revel toke .
Lut.ii Dulle i l hose i lio - . ;e I
ti,,, "boom" I" Nelson did nut look
at this side of the picture.
The Eu lo*Slooan Railway will be
oommei ued al o. ������. ll will exteud
irmu Ku.-,:o City twenty-live mil ,
join tin- Slooan ouuutry, uml in all
probability oouneot with tho OI' li,
either nl Sloouii Lake or ��� i n ip
Cr, ,i>. Tne presjdi ni an., sucn lar'
of im- Of nu. ,ni., i.'d ^ 11. ,1 Hiiinl-,
and U. J. Munn) ure stftlod to he
ai liaslo win. u civil engineer, roaily
to oouimouoe operations, afid the
luml-i lieee.hiiry lol' building thu
rond ul'e uvullilhle, ��Q   ll.ut its eoiii
plotion ii, assured,   The liue will, it
le goueiuliy believed, bo u paying
uunuuru from Ihu start, us it will;
tiavetoO the richest UaiUotul dintricl
hi, llav, vV-J.'W-l.
.... ���   ���       for ���'���!'���
��� ��� rection wil   looupy
ib .   ������ month,
appe iranoe .
; irom thi C ������ '��������� i
. ���  bel ne u Rolisi      i   I J
..    .    ii,,   aboard ..I  I'rail I rei I
I   morning, and a   hoi t
i,iU,. a! oru  d bi nkf ���
.,, .      ibIoou     .'.' ���     ha   he waH
,,, ver ieeu    lain rd ���������,,.
a relal    i of Jlaker's, an
      irehed the  I
..., I,,, end,   uii   ii"  trace   if   tin
mi;; ��������� li   be I'ou   I     He'did
uot ,;ui off ut Littli Dal    ,i .in, i,
watch being kept,   On i ie roturn
trjp the -i nor did nol touoh an>
whore until she ruaohod I'. ih ion, au I
there a watch was kopt, with tho
n.oiHi result, Is Baker had boen
drinking hnavily (or sovorul dn i
nod bad lost his situation in no
(���uenoe, it is thought probablo that'
uc iuiiipcd gm'bowili ���
1 ;, reliabJ
! ,i into,
ifork   aud   lloston,
.-,���:   .mu any other
,   I (doll    I    I   .'���   ,    lli
, i, for the ucoomnio
ti of J      ��� '     hoi ling   wjond
....         I Ui
.     .   . [a al
,:   ���      1'iiicl    i,
,, ,,        itH will hhvi   luonoy
froiglil  r	
.  ���   i'
I'i,II in,,I roliablo Information givon
iy��] i    D, li  liHON \,
,, n'l [''reight \g't, \ tuiotivor,
or to I. T. IlKEWSTKR,
Ag't I, l'. It, Di [ioi. Hi riiluloiaq
All ordei'B by mail or
expreso promptly
AU dcseiijitionsol
gold and saver.
Notary Publio,
Miuing, TiAibor
Notary Publiq
Bi'ukei'8 and
iiii   Ki-al   Euttttu
Commission Agoi
ConvoynncoB, \groemonts, Bills of Sule. .Mining Bonds, etc, drawn up,
[.,,���! mu] Aecoiuiti I olloolod ; Mining Olaims Bought und Soli ; Assess*
...ml ���,, ��� Miuiug Claims Attondud lo; i'utenta Applied tor,��to��� Etc,
.     | im ,   ij ;.     ,',   ,,, : ii.l   IK8VUANCE AOEKTS,
Lots mi Townaili "I
Muohiuery, Eto,
,;,,,, ];:,,,.,. tor Sale and Wanted, Agents forHiuing


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