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The Kootenay Star Nov 5, 1892

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Array VOL. IV.
No. 21.
a. mcneil,
barber's shop and
Begs to announce that he is prepared to mako and repair all kiuds of
mattresses, pillows, ko., at reasonable
prices. Upholstering done on the
premises.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, B.C.
. ^	
Silver, Gold or Lead, each.... $1.50
do. combined   3.00
Silver and Lead    2.50
Silver and Gold    2.00
Silver and Copper    3.50
Silver, Gold and Copper    4.00
Silver, Gold, Lead and Copper   5.50
Other prices on application.
Agent in Eevelstoke, through wnoii
Samples may be sent:
R Tapping,
Carpenter, Builder
And General Contractor.
Manufacturer of
Boats, Sleighs & Toboggans.
Orders promptly Ailed.
Tlio finest, completest and latest Hue of Else?
trieal appliances in the world. They have nevet
(ailed to cure. We are so positive of It that ve
will back our belief and send you any Electrical
Appliance new in tho market and you ear. try tt
forThreo Month*!. Largest list ct testimonials
on enrtli. Send for book and journal Freo.
W. T. Bacr & Co., Windsor, Ont..     ,
Ernest Fletcher,
Plans end Specifications drawn up for
persons intending to build.    Seasoned Lumber always on hand.
Fanoy Work, Turned and
Scroll Work exeouted
neatly.   A fine se>.
lection Picture
���    i .    ��� .a****. ���       ���  ���  ���
Furniture Made and Repaired.
Orders by mail promptly attended to.
Stockholm House
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 largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached; fire proof safe,
0. & H. LEWIS,
Catered for.
F. McCarthy. ���   ���
Beautifully situated on the Lake
shore at the entrance to the best and
shortest road to tbe Sloean mines and
New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in the district, with grand
boating and sketching facilities for
tourists and artists.
First-olass Temperance House.
Board and Lodging $5 Per Week.
meals, 26c.    11eds 250.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords first class accommodation.
Royal Mail Lines,
An English Nurse of 15 years' experience is desirous of attending Indies
during siokness, First - class references.���Apply office of this paper.
The Bar is supplied with the
Best brands of wines.liquors
and cigars,
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
Proposed Sailings from Montreal.
MONGOLIAN..Allan Line... Sept
SARNIA... .Dominion Line.
From New York.
BRITANNIC... White Star,
This town, magnificently situated on
the Upper Arrow Lake, is the
shipping port for the
Sloean Mines, is
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 mops ond all information
as to purohase of lots cau be obtained
(form f.)
Certificate of Improvements.
Lanark Mineral Claim, Illecillewaet,
West Kootenay District,
Take notice that I, N. P. SNOW-
DON, free miner's certificate No.
40429, intend, sixty days from tho
date hereof, to apply to the Gold
Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining it Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice, that ad-
verso claims must lie sent to the Gold
Commissioner and nol ion oommenoed
before tin* Issuance of such oertifloote
of improvements.
Dated this 28th dny of August, 189*2
Sept. 24
..Oct. 1
..Sept. 14
..Sept. 21
.. Sept. 28
.. Sept. 14
.. Sept. 21
..Sept. 28
Cabin $40, $45, 850, 860, 870, 880 upwards.
Intermediate, 825; 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
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Kevelstoke;
or to Robert Kerr, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
Gny Fawkos' Pay today.
The str. Lyltou lias resumed run*
ning on her old route after a thorough overhauling.
The next dance of the Rovelstoke
Quadrille Club will be held in
Bourne's Hail on Wednesday night.
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow in the Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, evening at 7.30.
All are cordially invited.
Mr, J, W. Grier was a passenger
on Thursday's boat. He goes to
Nelson to take charge of the printing
department of the Miner.
Mr. S. Needham has just completed sinking a well on his premises. It is down 27 feet and has a
fine flow of iee-oold water.
Among those who left Revelstoke
on Thursday's boat were Mr. O. E.
Perry, of Nelson, and Mr, and Mrs.
Wilbur A. Hendryx, of Pilot Bay.
Passengers to Revelstoke by Wed*.
nestlay's boat included Messrs. J. G,
Fitzgerald, Calgary; G. A. Keefer,
Victoria; F. M. Wardesty, Pullman.
There will be Sunday-school tomorrow afternoon in the school'
house in connection with the Churoh
of England.   All children welcome.
Rev. Mr. Langell, of Vernon, convenor of Home Missions in Kamloops
Presbytery, will preach in the Pres��
bvterian church here on Sunday, the
13th inst.
Mr. John Shaw left Rovelstoke on
Monday morning on a visit to his
old home in Toronto after an absence
of seven years. He will not return
until spring.
Service will bo held by the Rev.
T. Paton in the Presbyterian church
to-morrow evenivi, at"7.30. Prayer
meeting at Mr. Paton's house on
Wednesday at 8 p.m.
One of the sawmill men received
a paiuful iujury yesterday while
working in the bush. He was taken
to Dr. McLean's office, where his
wounds were attended to.
Dr, C. E. C. Brown will be at the
Columbia House for dental work on
Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 9th
aud 10th, and will proceed to Illecillewaet by the No. 2 on Friday, the
llth, where he will stay until the
arrival of the western train next day.
Among the mining men and prospectors who have left Iileoillewaet
for the east during tbe past two
weeks are Messrs, E. A. Watson aud
Mclutosh, M.P., for Ottawa; H. B.
Tydd, Jos. Sherwood, Wm. Hunt,
M. Odgtrs, F. Turner, Chas. Taylor
and T, E. Marshall.
The Salvation Army univorsal
week of self-detiial commences tomorrow, and will last until the 12th,
All sympathisers with the movomeut
are earnestly requested to help the
good work by forwarding a subscription���no matter how small���to R, W.
Ross, sorgeant S.A., Calgary.
Mr. J. R. Hull, of Kamloops, spent
a few days here ou business during
the woek, and returned homo on
Wednesday. Mr. Hull offers 89 a
head for tho recovery of tho cattlo
which strayed into tho mountains
across the Iileoillewaet this summer.
Here's a chanoe for somoono to mako
Mr, Brown, Canadian superintendent of tho London k Lancashire
Life, was a passenger by str. Lytton
on Thursday. He will establish an
agency here aud iu tho principal
towns of B.C.
Mr. Edward Adair, of flail's Landing, was in town on Thursday. He
states tbat all the ranchers are doing
well. All tho crops aro in, and thoy
have hod no sign of frost yet. The
potato orop was immense, and othor
vegetables far exceeded the average.
A large ordor was given a travelling
agent last week for fruit trees from
au Ontario nursery, and in two or
three years' time it is hoped and
believed the valley will be thickly
dotted with smiling orchards. Mr.
Adair was accompanied up by his
youngest daughter, who will spend
the winter in Revelstoko,
One of our most stalwart citizens
took the law into his own hands in a
dispute with the circus cashman on
Monday night. He had done some
teaming for thom, and on being paid
the circus mau wanted him to give
him some bills of large denomination
for smaller ones, as be had "loads of
small stuff." The stalwart citizen
produced some $10 bills, being tbe
largest he had. Tbe circus man
oounted the small bills over five or
six times and then handed tbem
over, saying: "There you are; that's
all right," thinking the stalwart
would put the money in his pooket
without counting it. But he deoided
to count for himself, He did so,
and found it $10 short. The circus
man disputed this, and counted it
right once more, But the stalwart
was not to be duped by any such
sleight of hand triok. The amount
was $10 short, and as the circus man
persisted in saying it was all right
tho stalwart citizen grabbod him by
the throat and asked a bystander to
fetch the police. This had the desired effect, and the mouey was at
onoe produced.
Mr. n. Seroy has been one of the
most active prospectors in the Lardeau this sunimcr, and has made
Homo very rich discoveries ucar lhe
head of Haley Creek and also to the
south of Trout Luke. He was iu
town during tho whole of laHt week,
and left again with a working party
for the mines on Tuesday. They
will remain thero until driven ont
by the suow. Mr. Seroy is prospecting on behalf of the Spokane k
Great Northern Miuing Company, of
Spokane Fulls, Wash., who will invest a large amount of money in the
Lardeau mines next summer. An
assay of the ore from the "Black
Prince" claim, made by Messrs.
Ward k Dickie, assayers, of Nelson,
on the 25th ult., went 42731 oz. per
ton in silver. Thia was not a picked
sample, but was taken from the vein
at hazard. Two samples from the
No. 2 Glacier, a claim abont eight
miles south of Trout Lake, showed :
No. 1, 405 oz.; and No. 2, SOO oz.
silver per ton. Though these are high
assays, yet Mr. Seroy says 200 oz. to
the ton is the lowest he has ever had
from Lardeau ores. He tells the
samo story that is now so familiar to
us in this distriot, although the outside publio seem to be still doubtfnl
���"that there is no mining district
on this oontinent that can begin to
compare with tbe Lardeau, both for
size of vein and richness of mineral."
Mr. Seroy corroborates every word
uttered by Mr. Haskins at the ban"
quel last week, aod adds : If people
have any doubts about it let them go
in and see for themselves.
Boots & Shoes made to
Harness Leather Kept in Stock.
Myrtle Navy
T. & B.
in Bronze Lotters,
Next Thursday is Thanksgiving
Day, and will bo celebrated by a
concort-Bocial in tho Schoolroom in
aid of the funds of tho Prosbytoriau
church. Tablos will bo spread from
half-past soven, concert to coiuuioiieo
at oight. A first-elans programme
will be presented. Evory effort will
bo made to mako it an oiijoyablo
evening to ono aud all. The tiokets
aro only 25 cents.
Thaultsgiving sorvioos wero hold
in the Methodist Churoh on Sunday,
whon tho Rev. C. Ladner preached
in the morning on " Our Indebtedness to God," and in tho evening on
"Praiso," Tho choir rendered appropriate anthems, and tho church
was tastefully deeoratod with flowers
and evergroons. Tho alteiitliinoo wus
uot largo, bnt tho collection taken
up towards tho liquidation of tho
church dobt amounted to frlG8,
Goo, Laforme arrived down from
Big Bond with his pack train cm
Wednesday, und will probably louvo
again to-day for tlio last trip this
Bouson, llu is packing iu supplies
for tlio nino men who will winter
thoro. He says that Ihoy havo cut
through tho slide at tho Consolation
mino and havo struck good paying
ground, but had not mado a "clean
up" whon he loft, Ho spout about
half un hour in the camp, just long
euough to unload tlio animals.
It is said the greatest thing in
almanacks this or auy other country
has yet seen will bo the Star Almanack of Montreal, 400 pages aud six
maps. To be perfectly sure of getting it we believe it will be best to
give your order to a newsdealer,
The circus has oome and gone. A
large majority of our citizens visited
it, but beyond the faot of its beiug
the first that ever exhibited in West
Kootenay it had few features worth
recording. The two elephants were
large and fairly well - trained, the
lady trapezist did a oreditablo performance, the pair of gymnasts on
tbe horizontal bar were clever, and
tbe rider who exercised on four
bareback horses was very good, but
the Bhow was miserably deficient in
good clowns aud lady riders. There
was a middling house, both afternoon and evening, and we understand the venturo of stopping off at
Revelstoke did uot result in a loss.
A concert was held in the ring while
the workmen were dismantling the
tent, tiokets for whioh cost two bits
extra. Four comic songs in character woro given, and amongst the 80
or 90 who stopped to witness it
several expressed the opinion that
the "concert" was the best part of
the entertainment.
Bon Slaton, a young man about 21
or 22 years old, who was attached to
tho circus as candy seller, died of
hemorrhage of tho lungs on Saturday
niglit whilo on tho road between
Douald and liovelvloko, Ho waB
buried iu Rovelstoko oometory on
Monday, a numbor of tho circus em-
omployoi walking in procession behind tho coffin.   Rov. 0. Ladnor,
Methodist minister, officiated,   Mr.
R, Howson was tho undertaker.
A False Report.
Thc Station Townsite to be
Surveyed aud Sold.
Letter from the C.P.R. Land
Revelstoke has suffered so long
under the affliction of tbe dispute
between Farwell and the Dominion
Government that it is not to be wondered at that the citizens���of the
lower town, at least���feel tired when
anything pertaining to the freehold-
ing of town lots is brought up for
discussion. It was this tired feeling,
we believe, whioh kept several Irom
attending the public meeting held in
Bourne's Hall a short time ago to
discuss the difficulty of buying lots
at the .Station. In the light of previous efforts in the same direclion
they naturally thought the meeting
would be useless aud barren of any
results. But Mr. Robt. Tapping���
the chairman and organizer���thought
otherwise, and he is to be congratulated on the result of his efforts, A
petition, which was signed by about
fifty persons (st tho meeting and
afterwards) was forwarded to the
OP R. Land Commissioner at Vancouver, and tbat it has been successful the following reply will show :���
" C.P.R, Land Department.
" Vancouver, 31st Oct., 1892.
"Mr. R. TappiDg, Revelstoke, B.C.
" Dear sir,���I have to acknowledge
receipt of the petition signed by a
number of residents in Revelstoke,
asking tbat the company's property
be offered for sale,
" I beg to inform you that I have
scon Mr, Marpole upon the subject,
aud arranged with him that the company's property suuth of the railway
track be cleared anu laid out in lots
as soon au the surveyors cau get to
"I hope to bo in a position next
spring to offer this property for
settlement upou terms which I trust
may bo satisfactory.
"I would notify yon that in view
of your request being granted (that
the property bo laid out iu lots at an
early date) no more settlers will be
allowed to build upon any of the
company's laud until it has been
surveyed and tho plan propared ; and
iu future deeds must be procured
before entering upon any of tho
company's property,
" 1 would also state that no furthor
improvement must bo made by those
already squatted upon tho laud referred to, or on that north of tho
track, until written leases havo beeu
procured,���Yours truly,
A roport whioh went the round of
tho Manitoba aud Northwest pnpors
last week���that tho train from Calgary to Edmonton had to put back
on account of deep snow���is most
emphatically dntiied by tbo ltov. D,
(I, MoQueen, Presbyterian minister
of Edmonton. In a letter written to
a friend in Rovelstoko ho says: "I
showed your letter to somo members
of tho Town Council, and thoy spoke
of tolographing to you to contradict
the fulso report of four feot of suow
having fallen in tho Edmonton distriot. Thu roport originated in Calgary, und had a basis of truth in a
fall of about 8 or 10 inches, which
wus iill awuy in three days. Calgary
is jeuloiis of us, und lhe storm was
more severe there limn bono. 1 like
this climate better I bun my native
olimnte of Ontario, and for mixed
farming it oannot be boaten in tho
You ean win #0,000
by estimating the plurality of the
total popular vole, or uearest to it,
which either Harrison or Cleveland
will receive. For particulars see
this week's Family Stout Papbi*,
Out to-duy.  All newsdealers.
Ripans Tabulos: [or torpid liver.
Ripans Tabulos cure dizziness.
Ripans Tabules: one gives relief.
Ripans Tabules: for sour stomach,
Ripans Tab ul oj oure bad breath,
Ripans Tabulos cure biliousness.
Ripans Tabules: forbad tem] or,
Ripans Tabulos: ploasanl laxative.
Ri] an Tabu! -1 ure colio.
Ripans Tabulos i un hi adache.
Ripans Tabules prolong lifo,
Ripans Tabulos eum cons! parion
Ripaus Tabules: standard roiuedy, in.rin  inousaiifi* ifl laivins in adi-huio
Want.   1'urlons KrcCMtrlcllics  or
Throe Miserable Creatures.
Few people are able to realise to themselves the all-absorbing passion for hoarding
which engrosses, to the exclusion of
others, the heart of the Miser. Curiously
enough, this craving tor secretin,!, wealth is
a product of civilisation, which has grown
up with society, and become more developed as gold and silver became emblems of
wealth. The occupation and ambition of a
miser's life is not lo accumulate for himself
or his children or relations,but for the same
reason that a magpie steals a silver spoon,
for the pleasure of biding it.
Daniel Dancer was one of the class of
misers who hoarded money for the pleasure
of secreting it. In this he but followed an
hereditary tendency,as bis father and grandfather had all done the snme. It has boen
said that miserly instincts as a general rule
arc not iuherited,but this case was undoubtedly an exception ; for not only himself but
his brothers and sisters were all of a miserly
disposition. He was born iu tlie beginning
of the eighteenth century at Weald, a village near Harrow, and on the death of his
father, Daniel, the eldest sou, inherited a
fair esta'e. He suffered great uncasiuessat
this time on account of a feeling of certainty whicli possessed him thai his father had
CONi'l'Al.r.D I.AW1K Sl'MS
of money about the premises. His troubio
was not occasioned so much by the idea
that the money might not be discovered,but
from the fear that his brothers might lincl it
and not give it to him. Ultimately, about
two hundred pounds in goldandsllver coins
were discovered enclosed in two pewter
dishes buried beneath a gate-post, and
nothing more was ever found
Dancer spent the whole of his life in the
house on Harrow Weald Common, and a
dreary, wretched blank that life was. The
house .xl in about eighty acres of rich
meadow and, with some fine oak-trees
upon it; and there was also a small farm
adjoining. The whole, if properly cultivated, might at that time have brought a
nice little income. But cultivation is expensive, so he preferred to let everything
run to grass. The house was never repaired, and gradually fell into sad decay. The
gates on the premises were all oil' their
hinges, and the hedges were allowed to
grow until they became useless. He then
practised a rigid economy upon himself and
son. He seldom washed his hands and face,
and when lie did, dispensed with the luxury of either soap or towel. His tattered
clothes, of which the original colors were
unrecognisable, were heid together by
means of a haybatld wound round his body,
his legs being encased in a similar covering.
A more forlorn or wretched looking object
it wouh! he impossible to imagine; and yet
at this time he was in possession of property
to the annual value of three thousand
As he at Ihis time lived alone, being too
penurious to allow himself help of any kind,
his dwelling offerod a temptation to robbery ;
that was not likely to bc resisted. His well-
known avarice was an excuse and seemed
also a palliation for lhe crime. On several
occasions thieves liroke into the bouse, and
once or twice he was nearly hanged in the
endeavor to extort from him a confession
where he had hidden his money. At length
he securely nailed np all the doors ami windows of of his house, save one on the upper
floor, which he entered by means of a ladder
dragging it in after him like Robinson Crusoe.
As no man is wholly bad, so this miserable
miser had one good quality, Lady Tomp-1
est, his nearest neighbour, pitied thc man,
aud bad been kind lo him, visiting him
when be was ill, and endeavouring to persuade him to allow himself a few of the necessaries of life. Not succeeding in getting
him to abandon tlie sack in which bc hail
slept for years, she actually presented bim
In gratitude lor her kindness,
been a Hold and tearless ruler, and at uns vantage. As the rieli .Mr. lookc s lnena-
time his hunters were considered the best ship was worth cnltivating, he was coutin-
in the country. This was the only time he '��� ually receiving presents of geese, turkeys,
was ever known to spend money on pleas- hares, and wines, from people to whom he
ure. Even then, everything was managed had made these false promises. Notwith-
after the most frugal fashion. His hunts- standing his inordinate love of money, he
man milked the cows, prepared breakfast | was fond of amusement; he liked a good
for himself and friends, then attended to ��� horse, and went once a year to Epsom races.
the stables, donned his green coat, and led
the hounds; and after a day's hunting, refreshed himself by rubbing down the horses,
milking the cows again, and so forth. And
yet his master often called him an idle dog,
and said he wauled to be paid for doing
With the two large fortunes which he
possessed, and the wretched way in whicli
he lived, his whole expenses at this time not
being more than three hundred pounds a
upon him in torrents. Hut as he never kept
any accounts or trusted any one to keep
them for him, relying on his memory for
everything, his affairs were in a frightful
tangle, of which no one could find the thread
but himself, and he lost il as he advanced
in years. He was a prey to every person
who had a want or a scheme that promised
high interest, and in this way is said to
have lost one hundred and fifty thousand
He sat for Berkshire, in which he had a
large estate, in three parliaments: but his
parliamentary honours made no difference
ill bis dress or hin habits. He consented lo
stand for the constituency only upon condition that he should bc returned free of
expense. He dined once at the ordinary at
Abingdon during his canvass, and so obtain-
cd Ids seat in parliament for the moderate
sum of one shilling and sixpence, a record
which lias probably not yet been broken.
Nevertheless, he was wont to declare that
the seat cost him quite as much as three
contested elections, in consequence of the
borrowing propensities of the other members
���loans that were never repaid. Probably
that was one reason why ho retired from
parliament, as his constituents had a high
opinion of his integrity, and would certainly
have returned him at a small expense.
As Elwes grew in years, his parsimony
increased. He took to building largely in
London around Marylebone, and this entailed frequent visits to the metropolis. On
these occasions it was his custom to occupy
any house of his own that might happen to
be empty. In this manner he moved about
from street to street, so that hia own relations never knew where to find him. A
couple of beds, the same number of chairs,
a table, and an old woman, comprised all
the furniture, and he moved them about at
a minute's warning. He used to say that
of all bis movables the old woman gave him
the most trouble. She was always taking
cold from the chillness ot the large rooms,
coupled with insufficient firing.
His sonGcorge having married, wasnatur-
ully anxious that his father should make his
homo with him. Oneobslacleadvaiicedby the
old man was the expense of the journey ;
this was overcome by the attorney employed by his son offering to tane him to Berkshire free of cost. Next, he stated that his
last cont was so shabby, and he could not
afford to buy another. This objection was
likewise overcome through the same agency,
bis son desiring .Mr. Partis, the attorney,
to buy one and make him a present of it.
He finally went to reside with his son tin
hi. estato in Berkshire; but his memory
was beginning to fail bim, and he was continually losing tho small sum of money
which he declared was all he bad ill the
world. It was about live pounds; and this
| he used to hide, and being unable to find
1 it, declared that ho had been robbed. At
last, having become very feeble, and his
memory quite gone, he died on the 26th of
November, 17sS, leaving property to tbe
. amount of eight hundred thousand pounds.
His two natural sons inherited half a million ; and the remainder, consisting of entailed estates,  descended  to the hcir-at-
These excursions,  however, seldom cost
him anything, for he always managed lo
fasten nimself npon other people. At
length, through
he found himself compelled to have medical
advice, His plan then was to dress himself
in rags, and apply to some physician as a
pauper or unfortunate tradesman, relying
upon tbe doctor's kindness to obtain his advice. He did this many limes, undo nee
was so troublesome to a doctor, that the latter caused inquiries to be made about him,
and discovered who he was. Upon this he
refused to sec bim again, and sent him his
bill, which, however, was never paid. Thus
did this man, by the most paltry devices,
delight in tricking every one with whom ho
was brought in contact. At length he became extremely weak, and spent the remaining portion of his life iu arranging his affairs with Ids solicitor, altering und re-alter-
iug his will many times. Ho died on the
2(ith of August 1811, in tho eighty-sixth
year of his age, unpitied and unlainented,
leaving nearly one hundred and thirty
thousand pounds behind him. Of all the
miserable and sordid men of whoso life wo
have any record, his, surely, is the worst.
Not one good action or one redeeming virtue
can we place to his credit.
Report* or (he Ontario Commissioners -
Answers Received From Nearly Three
Tliousiinil Persons-All luli-resllus and
Instructive Volume.
The report of Ontario Game and Fish
Commission has just been published, and
proves to be a most instructive and readable volume. In addition to the tables of |
questions prepared by the commissioners,
and relating to the different birds, fish, and
animals found in tlie province, the answers
received thereto aro also published, and a
careful perusal of these will satify lhe reader that the subsequent recommendations of
the commissioners have been wisely made.
To show how widespread was the interest
taken in the enquiry of thc commission, it
may be stated lhat their questions were
answered hy 2,S7.'l witnesses, whose names
and addresses have all been carefully recorded. The answers to the various sets of
questions have all been set out in bulk, except in the case of the questions on birds
and lish.   In the former the answers  are
There are 50,000 muscles in an elephant's
The speed of a wild duck is ninety miles
an hour.
There are oak trees in existence 1,000
years old.
The four great ocean routes employ 1,100
There are over a million species of in-
bccIs in the world.
The moon is on the average238,318 miles
distant from the earth.
Three and a half millions of people are
always on the sea,
There are supposed to be about 420,000,-
000 Christians in the world.
The armies of the civilized nations of the
world number 3,000,000 men. Besides the
loss of their time and labor, they cost at
least J 1,00(1 a year, and that amounts to
The value of a ton of pure gold is $602,
70(1.02, #1,000,000 in gold coin weighs .'!,-
00,'i.S pounds avoirdupois. Thc valuo of a
ton of pure silver is $.18,804,34, $1,000,000
in silver coins weighs 58,929.0 pounds avoirdupois.
An eminent physician believes that savage races have better color perception than
civilized. Of 10U Indian boys he found
none color blind ; another group of 2.10 bad
but two, while none of lhc girls wore found
to be color blind.
The loss by firo in the United States during tho month of August, according to the
statistics of the New York Commercial Bulletin, reaches a total of 810,145,300, an increase of more than ��1,000,000 over the aggregates of the samo month in 1S0O and
A statistician of the German Government
has come to the rescue of those persons who
do not share tho widespread superstition
that Friday, is the most unlucky day of the
week. A short time ago he determined to
make a scientific investigation of this question. The most fatal or unfortunate week
day, according to the investigator, is not
Friday, but Monday,
A Rochester banker, who is interested
in mathematics, discovered a way in which
the nine numerals could be arranged so as
to make 100, using each figure but once.
This is the way ;
The banker gave tho problem to a boy
not long ago, who found a solution which
given by counties, and afford an index of was in eh "hotter, tho numerals being ar-
the feeling of sportsmen generally in their ranged in regular order, like this : 9 times 8
own districts.   In the case of lish, it was plus 7 plus (i plus 5 plus 4plus 3 plus 2 plus
found by the commissioners to be impossible
to classify tho answers received owing to
the great difference of opinion expressed by
thc witnesses as to thc proper close and
open seasons.
The recommendations of the commissioners arc set forth cleat ly and distinctly, and
are manifestly good. As these have been
before published they need not be now ic-
printed, Suffice it to say, that they provide
1 equal 100.
There is iu China a secret society called
the "Triad." It is a capital crime to belong to it, yet it has more than thirty millions of n embers. Its object is tho overthrow of tbe present dynasty.
A San Francisco schooner recently encountered thousands of dead fish, extending
miles, not far from tho California coast.   A
increased penalties for violations of the game | submarine earthquake  is tbo explanation
given of this phenomenon.
Thc Irish language is dying out
with a lieii     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
he made a will in her favour, and one day, | jaw
w " This man was one
fllE THOUGHT HE  WAS DYIS-O, UradictiOM.    B
be sent forher.andgave her the paper. Hav- ! and integrity, and his word alone was always
tbe strangest con-
laws ; shorter open seasons; a general shooting season ; an increased bounty for the destruction of wolves ; the prohibition for
three ycarsof the sale of quail, snipe, wild
turkey, woodcock, and partridge in Ontario;
the appointment ofa force of salaried wardens to enforce the game and Fisheries Acts;
j and the issue of shooting licenses to foreign
sportsmen at 525 each.
The Game and Fisheries Acts, together
with the late amendments thereto, arc published in full, and the volume also contains
a full report of the international conference
held last year on the subject of game and
fish protection. This portion of the report
is highly interesting, und will well icpay
An interesting memorandum on
ing thus yielded up all that was dear to him
ou earth.be soon sank, and died on Sep-
tenibcr 4,1794, aged seventy-eight, and was
buried in lhe church yard of his parish of
Harrow. Apart from las besetting weakness���craze, call it what you will���he often
exhibited strong common sense, and there
is no doubt but for thai weakness he wo tki
have been a reputable citizen and a credit
to bis family.
.John Klwes is a name wbioh has become
proverbial in thc annals of avarice.   Bom
to greatriches, he nevertheless(developed a ,;,,'. ... ble in order to do a serVice
passion for accumulating wealth bv denying l0 per>Dnl froni whom ,���. ���������-,* h,iV(, na,- ������
himseli common necessaries to such a degrr-   ��� ^^^^^^^^^^
was of the highest honour  the protective laws of Ontario and the
hi. word falf,���ew.,Si,lwav,! neighbouring States of thc Union has boen
prepared, and the close and open seasons
which obtain in each can readily be compared.
The work concludes with some interesting (realises on the game animals, birds, and
fish of the province, in whioh the habits of
the subjects treated are clearly set forth,
The papers are illustrated, and will bc found
to be particularly interesting. Taken altogether the report, is sue of liio best submitted to the Government for somo lime, and
it is to be hoped that good results will follow
i ils wake.
considered a sufficient security.   Though
consumed and ins better nature distorted by
such was ids delicacy of fooling that he professed never to he aide to ask a gentleman
for money, and this rule ho never violated.
In onse .i-.-nee, several large Bums which in I
..;- gambling days he won from persons of
rank were never paid. His manners were
i i n-g:'.-...;, and mild, even rudeness
sould not ruffle them; and on sevoral occasions he was known to put himself tol
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^  , hope of repavmeut.   From ail of which we
as to make his name famous, [he career of     '   conoyde  .,,, .,  mt .��� him ,
John blwes presents in many respects a .....      ,     ���,                     ghchoked  ��
marked contrast to that of Dancer, and fur- ,, U]r. ,. ���.,         ���  ,wee(1.
nunes an example of the terrible moon- ,,.   , . ....  ....,.,,,..  trader   was
sistencv of man. His fathers namewu M   ��� ......  ,   ,,, ,.         emporary of
gott, a brewer of Southwark,w  idled** sn   r*iwes,andwhoatt id at litib  elebriti
the boy was about lour years old land it was by bis riches i  I shameless meanncsse    lie
to the principles instilled by his mother, and ,,,,(���,,,.    ,.,,.  near Windsoi in 17211,
later, the advice and example o Ins   incle, Hi,(ather in itinerant fiddh , died whon
���Jwes probably owed the most; b,_ ffM ai| ,hf.lh.   Ui,| .,. wa,,,,.,,.,_, .
i grandmother al Sw innington, near Nor
that John Elwes probably owed thi
mark.-1 traits in bis character. Ai" ;li
her husband left her one hundred tbous in I
pounds, il Is sud she itai ved 1 erself to
death. Her u n was soul to Wostmiu-
iter School, win-re he remained soma
\. t-t, md became a good classical scholar.
He inherited about two hundred nod fifty
thousand pounds from his uncle, Sir Harry
Klwes, who was hiniHf as ponurlo is as his
nephew afterwards became : and as his own
fortune was ofa similar amount, he wis at
this time a very rich man. For fifteen
years before his uncle's death John Elwes
was known In all the fashionable circles of
the metropolis, his large fortune introducing
him to the best society, Ilis passion for
play���a passion at thai time rnnp.int in
society���was only exceeded by his avarice,
and it was not until laic in life that ho entirely relinquished it. According to bis
own assertion, few played deeper or with
more varying success. Ile onco sit playing
for two days and i. night, with the Duke of
Northumberland, to whom lie lost seeral
sTRAKnx rxcosswrgxey!
that while struggling to save kixponco
and shillings, he could thus fritter away
thousands of pounds. At, this time lie was
his uncle's acknowledged heir, and used to
visit him frequently at his soat In Suffolk, It
is said lhat, fearful that his uncle would
think him wantonly extravagant if heap
poured beforo him ill his ordinary dress, he
hired a room iii a cottage  near,  where  he
used to call and change his clothes for a
very mean looking quiot suit,
(Jn tlio cleat*) oi his u'i.jIo, lilwcs assumed ;
wich.   Ai i boy    e waa employed at a
factory in Nor > ��� ��� .,'���������.. ir I
a porter to a dryaalter,    I hto .
intare t ol    i tnastei   he obi i m I  in appointment  ;:: the E ��� Ise, and arrived in
,..   li   with ei|      lilllngi in hia p icki ���
[lis early habits ol pai iimony cnntii !.' d,
il. ingratiated himseli with a brewer, and
look some trouble to learn the I
and when this man die I, he told the widow
heronlychance ife irryingoiithotradi ��������� i to
marry himself, as he was better acqu tinted
with ii than an , one el ie.   To thi  the ill
matelyconsented. Hewasnon irlcl i
biitthcrloherhe be ame the moro i     *arici
increased,   He allowed scarcely any food
in Hie house, nearly starved besides ill-
treating his wife and she, poor -oul, who
ha in used to a very diffnre    lifo
her former husband, soon diod of a broken
heart, One of his favorite methods of
obtaining his daily food �� i by timely
visits to persons he knew, throwing out
hints of having |ust made his will, in which
he had not forgotten them, fir he would
he very particular in having the full names
of the ohildren written down, carefully bestowing tho paper In ins pookst-book An
othor method was to fall down to the root
in a simulated i'n hefore n good h in e, into
whioh ho would Iii! taken and kindly treat
ed. He never fo.il. il to call tho noj i day,
prolusa in his thanks for their liindni is,
representing thai they ha I saved his lifo,
for which s mo dny th'.y  would   re .
substantial reward.   Thus, by empty pi mv
Isos made to all Boris of pooplo,  ho 'wis
A Plant-
An amusing scene, was witnessed the other
day on one of lhe mail bouts running from
Calais to Dover. The sea was rat her rough,
A young woman, pretty and nicely dressed,
appeared to be suddenly taken very ill with
sea-siokness. She groaned and screamed in
apparent agony for some little timu, At
length a gentleman, who appeared to be a
s'ranger to her, and asked whether she
would like lo take a lozenge which he guar-
anl I would oase the pain.   He hadofton
Iriod it, ho laid, on peoplo, and always with
tho moat marvellous results, The young
lady demurred n littlo at first, but tin illy ao-
��� ptcd the off. r. Never was ouro so Instantaneous.  Hardly had shoswallowoil lhe
lozonge when the fair pationt was sitting up
aii smiles, and ordering ham sandwiches
and bottled ale of the steward. Nome passengers were ao strm-k   with tho Inolilont
ihal thev inquired   what  was the roi ly
tint had hail s ich a wonderful result, and
thegontleman who, aa ho said, was ihe ngonl
foi in" lale of tho lozenges, disposed ol a
considerable number ol boxes of thom al Hi
francs a piece, VVhatwas ihe Biirprlscol
tho purchasers when thoy saw tho young
1 tdy and i.: pre orvor (TO olf arm in aim
when tho ccsacl roaohod Dover,   Thoboxes
were boxes of common jujubes.
Kven (he n o I illunt paragraphor Is Hal le
to make a no:- i-ter joke now,
f'.aiiw.iy hoiio'uiig is still popular iii Can
id t, Ro lontly II unilton voted J*27ff,000 to
the Toronto, Hamilton and Huffalo railway,
and a few il ij i ig i Vancouver, 13, f'., do
tided to loon t io Hurrard Inlol and leaser Valley railway to thooxtoi I of}30 1,000,
Mo il of the  n  Ipalltloa  to tho Pai III
pi . i ii o have plaoed n safeguard around tit.-
bonusing powor by providing thai a by law
idoptod mu   rooclve sixty por oent,
Of tllO  VOll-i CaSt,       If tills mle    ::.l      |)| a;,    ,,,.
plh I to V inconvor tho bonus would have
boon dofoatod, hut through Lho ab  o i ol
il llio railway fi Oolvos the gift,
years ago 84,000 people spoke Irish only,
In 1891 there were 38,000, In 1881 thero
were 885,000 who could speak Irish and
Knglish, and last year there were only
A kitten became lodged in the fly-wheel
of ail engine in Portland, Oro. The wheel
ran for six hours and a half. Thc cat was
taken out nearly lifeless, but recovered.
The fly-wheel makes 250 revolutions per
minute, and every turn pussy traveled
seventeen feet. Tlie engine was in .notion
300 minutes, and during that time the
kitten traveled a distance of 315 niilcs,
Evory Roman had tho use of the public
ballis on payment of about half a farthing,
These were not such structures as wo call
public baths, but superb buildings, lined
with Egyptian granite and Nubian marble.
Warm water was poured into the capacious
basins through wide mouths of bright and
massive silver. The most magnificent baths
were those of Caracalla, which had seats of
marble for more than one thousand six bun
drod people, and those of Diocletian, whicli
had seats for ,'1,000 people,
The II burn American Liners Leave the
SI, Lawn1 nrr I'ur llie Season.
As a result of the Board of Health regit
lotions enforced at Qlioboo and Montreal the
I fa niluii'g-American Steamship Conipauy has
withdrawn its vessels from tho St. Lawrence for the rest of thc year. Tho
late period of tho season at which tbis step
has been taken will minimize tho consequent
loss to Canadian merchants, but nevertheless, it will he considerable. The sloaui-
shiplinelo Hamburg has oome In afewyears
to be an important feature in tho trade of
this port, both importers and OxportOl'B
finding it a profitable connection wiih a
large European market. Jt has brought
Haul tali.in freights at a lower rate than can
i be obtained hy other routes, und its stoppage will mean a considerable increase in
tbo Iraiisporlulion charges on a goodly
quantity .if merchandise that has already
been contriicted for. Tbei'3 were several
bonis yet to arrive, but these will now bo
��� liveried lo lioston.    Canadian inerchnnls
who have mado contracts with the Hamburg-American I'acket Company will now
ho compelled to bring tbolr uoo Is in through
llie Uuited Stales or else via England,
This may result in an increase in the cost
j of freight to the mnrchaiilii.
Mr. W. 0, Miinderlob, general manager
ol the Hamburg American Packet Company
in Montreal, was asked by a oorrospondont
regarding lbe reason for the withdrawal of
tho bonis, Mr, M underbill said : "The arbitrary conduct of tho hoalth officials loft no
othoi rse open lo us but .to withdraw our
��� leiiiners,   If they had  left matters in the
hand of tho Dominion Govornment this
trouble would not have happened, Tbey had
no reason lo treat US ns they did, There
v, is ai 'ually more freight offering than we
could carry, and this will now go by other
linos, Of course, our boats will bring some
of it io I! ision, audi um arranging with
the railroads to transport it hero, However,
whon the I role once leaves a loutc it, is the
hardest work in tho world to got it back
,1 rieii ror an illianee Between tlie Tno
Nations-The I'niicil Stales bulb a
Knvnl anil miliary Power,
In a few years' time the population of tlio
United States will reach a hundred millions
of English-speaking people, nearer to us in
sentiment and institutions than any other
nation can ever be, occupying a geographical position of supreme advantage,
sharing with us a frontier line some 4,000
miles long nnd an increasing trado enormously greater than that interchanged by
any two other States of the world. While
European countries stagger under a heavy
load of debt, the United States find their
treasury balances almost an inconvenience.
In manufacturing power, in all that proves
national vigor, the inheritors of our old
colonies already surpass any State except
our own, and their full development baa
yet to come. The amount of British capital
invested in that development defies estimate, and tbe inwoven interests of tho
kindred races have already reached a complexity which bailies the imagination.
.Money seeks investment in America as
icadily as if it wcre a portion of the empire,
and no other markets act and react upon
our own iu the same degree. The mere existence ofa state of war, apart from its actual
operations, would inllict a deadly blow to
the whole fabric of Uritish commerce. The
thing should be inconceivable. As Lord
Overstone said of the occupation of London
by a foreign army, "it must never be,"
Tlie common sense of tlie many instinctively recognises this, without, however, fully
realizing the utter disaster which such a
war would entail ; but the tacit recognition
fails to reach the mind of the Foreign Ollice,
or to trace its impress upon the national
policy. Meanwhile, the mind of the soldier, dazzled by the multitudinous glitter of
German, French or Russian bayonets, is
incapable of seeing either the paramount
value of a friendly America, or the euor-
mous potentiality for inflicting injury upon
this country which exists beyond the Atlantic. Three thousand miles across tho
ocean mobilisation In tho European senso is
wholly superfluous, and the United States
could without difficulty create, equip and
maintain armies of any required strength,
while they must already be ranked among
great naval powers.
Moreover, a change is rapidly coming
over the aspect of their foreign relations.
" Why," asked Washington in his farewell
address, " by interweaving our destiny
with that of any part of Europe, entangle
our peace and prosperity in the toils of
European ambition, rivalship, intorest or
caprice?" "Because it is inevitable," is
tlie answer wiiioh political and commercial
evolution has dictated. The expansion of
Great Britain and of Russia was not more
inevitable than that the United States should
tako a leading place among the nations.
Commercial entanglement has already grown
up, with one European power at least, and
the construction of a powerful seagoing
navy is but one ot several signs of what
must come. Could w e be brought to realise
the dominant position which the United
States has already attained we should be
less inclined to resent occasional manifestations of a sentiment which, in the case of
Germany or Franco, would be esteemed as
no mere arrogance.
There is only one power whicli could
seriously injure Great Britain in war, or
whose alliance would give a real guarantee
of peace. There is only one power whoso
material prosperity is intimately bound up
witli our own, and to those external interests a British alliance would mean absolute
security. If Lord Rosebery is able to inspire the Foreign oflice with a conception
of the United States existing and to be, an
important step in laying the foundation of
the national policy of the future will have
been taken.���[London, Eug., Speaker.
Hon they are Interfered with by Monkeys,
Slililers' Plants, nml Other TUlugs.
The business of telegraphing has ils difficulties and is prolific of exasperations in
this town and country, with dead wires
and live wires, crosses and tangles, cyclones and blizzards, and auroras and " bugs."
Telegraphic communication anywhere is
subject to intcriiiption from a hundred and
ono causes, and lew people who kick ubout
tlie service arc aware of thc difficulties to
bo overcome in maintaining a perfect electrical circuit, liut in the tropics thc maintenance of a telegraph lino in good Working order is a constant up-hill tight against
all manner of interrupting enemies that
linemen and operators in this latitude never
dream of.
hi Brazil tho wires get tangled up with
tbo cable-like web of an immense spider,
which, dripping wiih dew or rain, makes
cross connections, short circuits, and
grounds almost daily. Ants often destroy
lhe poles in a few weeks. Monkeys swing
on the wires and break them, anil in the
forests creepers and rope-like withes overgrow th; poles and tho wires every few
weeks. All this is more or less true of all
Central and South America. In Cuba there
is an orchid that incrusts the wire and
causes leakage, In tho West Indian Islands the John Crows, or turkey buzzards,
make life miserable for tho tclegrnph and
telephone people, These big, heavy birilB,
the ouly scavengers, are around in great
numbers'. They most on tho wires or Ily
up against them,and invariably break tbem
Bliort oft'. Iu one large town tho telephone
lines that ran by tho public market had to
bc put underground becnuso tbo buzzards
congregated there in great numbers, rested
on lho wires, and broke tlienialmost nightly.
On the pampas of Argentina tho herds of
practically wild cattle rub and butt against
thu polos, and frequently break their.
down, i
For some years it was altogether impossi-
do to maintain a line of telegraph through
'ersia for moro than a few days at a timo ;
the natives regularly destroyed it as a device of the evil one. Finally tho Shah issued an edict making the loss of an oar the
penalty for a first olTenoo of destroying the
telegraph lino i the loss of a hand for tho
second, and (loath, by being buried to the
neck iu the sand beside thc telegraph line,
tlio penalty for a third offence. One-eared
men were, common in Persia for several
yeurs, for tbe Shah waB determined to ill
Iroduce civilizing influences.
Isn't an attempt Ut prove an alibi self-
leninl ?
The world has had Ott,027a842,237,07S,���
201) Inhabitants  since   the beginning ui
i .me. 1I1D   UWk   JIAlNil
'���>   Charles King
Contrary to Gentli Hurleys expectations
Tom Harrington took tlie berth offered him.
A week after the interview in the ollice, he
saield in the Cninei for the fishing-grounds
of the North Sea. Eight weeks, long and
dreary to those at sea, soon pass ashore.
l'�� Genth, in the office, time Sow, Tho
Blowing the Cowl was due again found
him nervously pacing tlie quay. He had
made bis plans. This trip would prove
Tom's salvation, He had found a desa for
him in thc office, and under his own eye
Harrington should commence the new life.
Though Couth's mind was busy, bis eyes
kept straying down the harhour ; and at
lasl lie heard the pant, pant, pant nf a tug,
and saw her rcd-bandod funnel passing the
lower ferry. Astern was a dandy-rig.ed
tiawler. Scores of smacks and luggers were
already moored at lhe quay-side, and what
wilb scandalised sails, masts, shrouds, nnd
dangling halliards, it was a minute or two
boforo ho could make her out. When thc
Biinkc-likecoilof the towrnpe wasoastoffand
the tug sheered out, Genth saw tho newcomer was the Comet, He made a step forward, then stopped as if lie had been shot.
His eyes were glued to her rigging. Sho
was flying her flag half-mast high ! Il was
not the first time Genth had beheld that
ominous sign, but now it turned him faint.
In bis mind ran one thought���suppose it
was flying for Tom Harrington ! He stood
for a minute fascinated, then walked gloomily back to the ollice. He sat there with
his face buried in his hands, when tbe opening of the door, the sound of sea-boots, and
and the voice of Holmes, aroused him. " I
ken see, owner," he said, "you ha' been on
the quay."
"Tell me," said Genth with dry lip3,
"whom you have lost';"
Thc skipper of ttie Comet passed a large
hand through his oakum-textured hair.
" Well, owner," he said slowly, "I'll speak
tbe truth.   'Twor this way: the wind were
" In God's name I" cried Genth, " who is
it?" _ ,.  ���   -
" To sail straight to the pint, owner, 'tis
thc new deck chap,"
Genth looked at him helplessly. Harrington ! He had made all his little plans, and
a greater Hand than his had swept them
away. "When did this take place?" ho
" The night afore larst. We woracomin'
home,'1 said Holmes, directing his gaze to
a nautical almanac, and telling his tale to
it as it hung on a nail, " wi' the wind cast-
nor'-e st: 1 had jest fixed the port an' star-
hoanl lights, an' wos taking a spell at tho
tiller. All of a stuldent I sees a great green
sea aconiin , which I knew we'd ship, an' I
sung out to the chaps to keep below. Jest
as the words passed my lips, some one popped out o' the hoodway [companion]. The
sea an him must ha' touched tbo Comet's
deck at the same time : an' afore I could
clutch him, he wos swept over the starboard
rail. I hulled a belt at him, an' put the
tiller up. A'most as sune as we gat about,
our boat was launched, au' the chaps were
in her. They pulled like madmen; but
you known, owner, how fast a drowninmntt
drifts to wind'ard, They could never git
nigh him | an' when 1 picked the crew o'
the boat up, tbey wor done for. They
couldn't ha' pulled another stroke for the
Indies. An' the deck chap wos gone. All
we picked up wos this'���ho held up a soiled
" Vou must report it," said Genth heavily���" it's all you can do now."
Holmes nodded,  and slouched   away.
When he was gone, Genth went to his desk
ind drew from it a sheet of note-paper ; on
.t was written the number of a " row."
" And I must break the news," he said.
On a bleak January afternoon, two years
later, a man came through the tollgate.  To
save a mile or so, he had reached Herring-
bourne by a cheerless, treeless cut called
the Now Road.   He was thin and bearded.
His clothes were shabby, and his steps uncertain.   As he tendered th? halfpenny toll
his fingers burnt like fire.   The sun went
down as he came through the gato, and tho
traveller shivered.   An easterly wind was
blowing.   It  lay  in wait for him as he
rounded  a corner,  and  a  roaring gust
brooch i him up gasping for breath. But still
he wearily plodded on.   At last ho stopped before a  "row,"  went up it, audi
then   slopped    again,   in    front   of   a
house with the shutters closed.   On them
was chalked���"To Let."   In a dazed sort of
way he looked at the letters, '.hen made his
way lo the quay.   Here he halted at the
office of Hurley's Fleet.   Wiih a trembling
hand he tried tho  door.   It was locked.
Then, indeed, he seemed to loose heart, and
sat a moment on llio doorstep.   He was
looking at tho black bough of a tree that
flapped noisily against a lighted lump, when
asmacksn ancame past.   The weary object
slopped him ai.d asked him where Hurley
lived.   Ho was told ; and with a sigli went
on again, this time towards the Drive. Tho
sky grow darker, and it began to snow,
first in light Hakes, that he feebly tried to
brush away, then faster.   Soon lie heard
lhe roar of tho angry sea, and siw  the
flaming eye of tbo Floating Light as it rocked inside the Scroby,   Here Iho wind blew
fiercer I it gathered tbo white (lakes together
and hurled them into iiis face  till they
blinded bim,   Staggering, clutching at iron
rails, and turning his face to them when
the strong gusts swept ofl'the sea, he wen t on
till ho reached lhe gato of a house whero the
blinds wcreparted and the room illumined by
gns jets and a merry leaping lire. By that fire
a man sat reading.   It was Genth Hurley.
The stranger outside opened tho gule ; tbo
wind drove bim up to thc door, and he pulled llie bell.   It was answered hy a servant,
who gazed at him curiously.   He asked it
he could seo the smack-owner.
" Ofcourso you can," she said sharply.
" But shako some of that snow off!"
Ho tried, but bis fingers seemed numb,
She impatiently beckoned him in, and left
him on the mat while she informed ber master a man wanted him. Before she could
speak, the visitor had Stolen up behind. As
she drew back, he and Gentli came face to
face, Tho attitude of the shabby figure
was htimblo, and bis knees shook,
"Come 111," cried Genth cheerily���"come
In, my man,   Vou wauled lo see nie?'1
In a hesitating way tho other stopped
forward i partiolos of snow bad molUd on
his hoard and hung In glistening drups,
" Don't you know mo, Hurley'!" be asked, in a tioinhllllg lone. " I wonder if Nell
will bow im!  I'm Tom Harrington      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Wiih a strange, gurgling cry (Tenth foil      It is estimated mat there arc now  160,
lirtOlt and clutched at tho mantel piece, Uo   000,01 0 ooph I of lhc Bible in circulation.
occi/ieu lurneu tostone. 1 ne visitor loosed
wistfully at the bright tire, and caressed
bis thin hands as if he were warming them.
"No, no!" gasped (lenih hoarsely, "not
him I not Tom Harrington ! He was drowned at sea.''
" Not drowned,' said lbe oilier ; an 1 his
voice sounded so gentle, so unliie the Harrington of old, that there was plenty of
room for mistaking his identity ; " but
picked up by a schooner, when he had lost
all hope. 1 was carried to a strange place,
and I had the fever." He drew a little
nearer the tire, and put his hand on the back
of a chair ; then, with a smile, he looked
at Genth. Hurley's face wore an awful
frozen look. He appeared cowering back.
" I'm very tired," said the wanderer
feebly. "May I sit down? I have been to
some strange places, but I'm home now ;
and 1 want lo find Nell. I have been to the
old house, but sbe was not there. But
you'll help me to find her, won't you!
you'll tell me wheie she is?"
His voice was eager, and again he looked
at Gonth. The door of ihe room was only
partly closed, nnd through it there camo a
faint cry ; then a S'tithing sound ; then a
cry louder than the first. The rescued man
pricked his ears.
"A baby I" he said. "So you are married.
Perhaps���perhaps," he added timidly,
"you don't want me hero. 1 bad better go.
I bad no right to come ; but I thought you
could tell mc where .Veil was." He gazed
again ul the lire and his slinky fingers stray
ed over the buttons of his threadbare coat.
With an effort he staggered up.
It was only (ienth's lips that moved.
"Ves, yes," he said, in a hollow tone, "go!
And in tbe name of Cod. go quick 1 Tomorrow���I'll see you to-morrow."
A gust of wind drove the snow against
the window. Before the lleeting patterns
uf the Hakes were oil' the glass, another
gust made them afresh. Harrington shivered. "It's very cold," he said; "but I'll
walk quick, and you'll tell me where to find
J; ell?"
As he put the question there
sounded a tippling laugh; then tbe
joyous snatch of a song, as some
one tripped down the stairs. The wanderer's face grew bright. He held up his hand,
"Listen!" he cried breathlessly. "Thatis
Nell's voice ! My Nell! That is the song
she used to sing, long ago! Why, she is here,
Hurley���she is" He turned wonderingly
to (lentil. The smack-owner's jaw had fallen : his teeth were chattering; and trembling in every limb, he barely held up by tho
mantel piece.
A puzzled look stole over Harrington's
face. It cleared ; and he too began to tremble, " Your wife 1" he whispered. " You
have unrried her! You thought me dead !
I am going���I am going." He put his hand
out to feel for the door. He was trying to
find the handle, when it swung open
and Nell stood on the threshold.
He gave a low sob, and with bent head
sought to pass her. She tried to see his
"I am going, Nell," be mumbled���" I
am going." He was quite helpless now, and
blinded by tears.
At the sound of his voice, at the sight of
the shaky figure grown suddenly old, some
memory slit red her, and sbe clutched him
by the arm. He lifted bis head ; tlicir eyes
met, und with a wild scream she sank to
the floor.
An hour later, a doctor came. He looked
at Harrington, who had been put to bed,
and shook his head. " I m no use," he said.
" Cold, exposure, a debilitated constitution.
The man has been dying for weeks. He may
last the night out; I doubt it."
The doctor was right. Harrington
gradually grew weaker. His brain wandered to strange scenes, the River Plate, Costa
Rica: then home, ami Nell, When his
mind partially cleared, she waB bending
over him, and Genth sat holding his hand.
Like a child he put up his face, and sho
kissed him. He looked, smiling, at Genth ;
then his head fell back on the pillow. " I
am going," he said softly���" I am going."
There was a faint flutter of breath, and his
,^Vfijjlo ed. The Deck Hand had gone.
'jegend of the Death of Solomon.
��� There is a legend concerning lhe death of
Solomon, alluded to iu the Koran, the Talmud, Baring-Gould's " Patriarchs aud
Prophets," and many other old and curious
books, both vulgar and semi-sacred, which
is as follows : Solomon employed the genii
in building the temple, but, perceiving that
Ids end was near at hand, prayed Cod that
his death might be concealed from the work ���
ers until the great building was completed.
* * * Therefore be made himself a stall
from a tree and leaning upon his staff, with
his head bowed in adoration, be died iu thc
temple. His soul was taken so gently from
him that bis body remained standing for
one whole year; those who saw him thought
that he wus absorbed in prayer and dare
not approach him.
Still the genii worked night and day until
the temple was completed, thinking that
tbey were watched in every detail by the
master whose eyes had many weeks before
been closed in death. Bui, during all this
time, little while ants had been gnawing at
the stall, and when the leniple was ut lust
finished, t he staff crumbled under his weight
and the body fell lo tho floor. Mahomet
alludes to this curious legend in the Koran.
Seo Sura, chapter XXXivi " When He (Cod)
had decreed that Solomon should die, nothing dijcoveied death unto them (tho genii)
except tbe orooplngS things of the earlh,
which gnawed lhe stall', and when tlie body
tell down tho genii plainly perceived thai if
they had known that which is (wasl secret
they would not have continued in vile pun.
Bent on Eepose-
rat and Mike wcre two brothers employed as seamen on a sailing vessel, who worked in different watches.
It was Pat's witch ou deck when tho
ship struck a rock, causing her to leak badly. Pat was therefore sent below to tell
his brother to rise at onoo as the ship Ind
sprung a leak,
"I don't care," says Mike, "if she has
sprung a bed of onions. I am going on with
my sleep."
"But," says Pat, "You don't understand
my meaning. There's a big bole in the
side of the ship, and the water is coming in
"Sure, then,''says Mike, "put a hole ill
the other sido slid lol il i it again ; I am
going on ��it!i my sloop,"
Pursuivant of Spring, tlicltrar i'ii rilor
HeparliiiK  Autumn  Birds.
Nottherobiii'simpatien! yelp noryet attuned to happy song.nor the song sparrows thrill
nor the bluebird's serene melody, heralds
the coming of Spring ; but attends its vanguard. These blithe musicians accompany
ihe soft air that bares the fields, cnpurples
tbe buds and fans the bloom of the first
squirrel cups and sets he hyla's shrill chime
Preceding these, while the fields are yet
an unbroken whiteness and the coping of
the drifts maintain the fantastic grace of
their stoim-btiilt shapes, before a recognized
waft of Spring is felt or tbe voice of a freed
stream is heard, comes that sable pursuivant
lhc crow, fighting his way against the fierce
North wind, tossed alow and aloft, buffeted
to this side and to that, yet staggering
bravely onward and sounding his trumpet
in the face of his raging antagonist, and far
in advance of its banner proclaiming
It is the first audible promise of the
longed-for season, and it heartens us tliougl
there be weary days of waiting for its fulfill,
ment, while tbe bold herald is besot hy
storm and pinched with hunger as he hoi Is
his out-post and gleans his scant rations in
thc Winter-desolated land.
He finds some friendliness In nature even
now. Though her forces assail him wiih
relentless fury, she gives him the shelter of
her evergreen tents in windless depths of
woodland : bares for him there a rood of
sword or stubble whereon to find some
crumb of comfort; loaves for bim ungatlicr-
ed apples on the naked boughs, and on the
nnpriined tangles of vines wild grapes���
poor raisins of tho frost���the remnants of
autumnal feasts of the robins and partridges.
Thankful now for such meagre fare and
eager for the fullness of disgusting repasts,
in the bounty of other seasons he becomes
an epicure whom only the choicest food will
satisfy. He has thc pick oi the fattestgrubs,
he makes stealthy levies on tiie earliest robins' nests, and from some lofty lookout or
aerial scout watches the farmer plant the
corn and awaits its sprouting into the
dainty tidbits, a fondness for whose
sweetness is his overmastering weakness.
For this ho braves the terrible senrccow
and thc dread mystery of the cornfield's
lined boundary, for this risks life and
forfeits the good name that his better deeds
might give him. If bo would not be tempted from grubs and carrion, what a worthy
bird he might be accounted. In what good
if humble repute might he live, how lamented die.
O, appetite! thou base belly-donned
demon, for what sins of birds and men art]
thou accountable I
In the Springtide days he turns aside
from theft and robbery to the softer game
of love, whereunto you hear the harsh voico
attuned iu cluttering notes, and, haviug
wooed his mate, the pair begin house-build-
mg and keeping.
It is tho rudest and clumsiest of all bird
architecture that has become the centre of
their cares, such a jumble of sticks and twigs
ns chance might pile on ita forked foundations, but woe betide the hawk who ventures
near, or owl who dares to sound his hollow
trumpet in the sacret precincts.
At the first alarm signal, as suddenly and
mysteriously as Robin Hood's merry men
appeared at winding of his horn, the black
clansmen rally from every quarter of the
greenwood to assail the intruder and force
hiin to ignominious retreat.
When at last the darlings having clad
their uncouth nakedness with full sable raiment, are abroad in the world, thoy, with
unwary foolhardinessandincessantquerulous
cries of hunger or alarm, are still a constant
souive of anxiety to parents and kindred.
But in the late Summer when the youngsters have come to months of discretion and
the elders are freed from the bondage of
their care, a long holiday begins for all the
The young com has long since ceased to
tempt them and the persecution of man has
abated. The shorn meadows and the close-
cropped pastures swarm with grass-hoppers,
field and forest offer their abundant fruits.
Careless and uncarod for, what happy
lives they lead, sauntering ou sagging wing,
through the sunshine from chosen field to
chosen wood, and at nightfall encamping
in the fragrant tents of the pines.
At last the gray banners ot Autumn signal departure and the gathered clans file
away in stuggling columns, flecking the blue
sky with pulsating dola of blackness, the
green earth with wavering shadows. .Sadly we watch tho letreat of the sable cohorts
whose desertion leaves our Northern homes
to tho desolation of Winter.���I Forest and
A Proclifxy of Memory
Professor Hcnkle, a few years ago, in one
of his articles in the Journal of Speculative
Philosophy, makes mention of a remarkable
character whom he met at Salem, Mass., in
LSliS, Daniel McCarney by nanio. McCar-
ney was 51 years of age at thc lime, but
proved to tho satisfaction of Professor
Heiikbi that he could remember where ho
bad been, the state of thn weather, etc., for
each day and hour since ho was!) years old,
dales covering a period of forty-two years!
Thoso remarkable feats of memory woro
proven and verified by weather records anil
newspaper files kept in tho oity; and of the
hundreds of lests tosorled to to try his powers, ho never failod to prove nimself a
mnemonic freak of the most freakish kind.
This prodigy of memory worked at the Salem
Republican ollice and, naturally, one would
think him able to furnish thu brains for half
a dozen papers, but he couldn't���in fact, ho
was of ro use whatever, except to turn the
big press twice a wook!
Eemedy For Potato Hot-
To the Editor,
Sm,���There are few diseases of field crops
which are the direct cause of more loss to
thc farmers of Canada than that whicli is
known under the different names of "potato rot," " blight" or " rust." .My object
in writing this letter is to draw the attention of your readers to the fact that a practical and simple remedy has been discovered
and that the test time for applying it is
during the latter half of this mouth.
This disease of thc potato is due to the
attacks of a parasitic fungus, known by the
name of Pltytophthora infutans. The lifo
history of this fungus is brielly as follows :
The fungus passes the winter inside the
potato tuber and is planted with it in spring.
As soon as the potato throws out its shoots,
the parasite grows with it, running up
through the tissues of the stems and
from about the end of July produces
beneath the leaves an abundance of spores,
or seed-like bodies. These are exceedingly
minute, but aro produced in such numbers
that tbey frequently give a frost-like appearance to the under sides of the leaves.
When theso spores are produced on the
loaves, thc appearance known as "rust"
shows itself in the shape of small dark
brown dots, whicli aro caused by tho drying up of the lissues from tho parasite having used up their contents. From the rust
slagc all future infection takes place.
Some of the spores are carried by the wind
and falling upon the leavesof other adjacent
plants, produce more rust spots, whilo
others failing to the ground are washed beneath tbe sut'faco and reaching the forming
tubers produce the rot stage. The wet rot,
as seen in autumn in the tubers, is the form
of this disease which is best known, but potato rot is really a dry rot which kills the
tuber, and in autumn the wet rot follows
as a result of decay. In winter the disease
occurs in lhe tubers as patches of hard
whitish diseased tissue,
In this district the rust stage does not
generally appear until about the first of
August and this is the first evidence that
blight is present in the field. As a rule the
black spots appear only on a few leaves at
first, but if the weather be favorable the
disease spreads rapidly from spores carried
by the wind from these centres of infection,
so that a large field may become diseased in
a few days, and as a result the crop of potatoes will bo ruined.
Careful experiments have shown that by
spraying the potato haulms at the time the
rust first appears with a mixture of sulphate
copper and lime known as the "Bordeaux
Mixture," the rust or blight on the leaves
can be stopped, and as a consequence a large
proportion of the rot in the tubers can be
.���'���jjtlopper sulphate, 6 pounds -
Limo, fresh, 4 pounds;
Water, 45 gallons.
To mako Bordeaux mixture.���Take six
pounds of copper sulphate (blue vitriol) powdered, and dissolve it in one gallon of hot
water in a wooden tub (iron must not he
used, as the vitriol would attack it). Slako
four pounds of lime in sufficient water to
make a thin whitewash. Strain thia
thiough a fine sieve or a sack to remove all
lumps. When both liquids are cool, pour
the lime wash slowly into the copper sulphate solution, stirring it all the time.
Now add enough water to make 4,"i gallons
and the mixture is ready for use. It is best
to prepare the mixture sometime before required, but it must be keptcovered to keep
out all dust and rubbish.
To apply this mixture to the foliage undoubtedly the best and cheapest way is to
use a proper spraying pump and nozzle, but
if these are not ou hand, good results which
will well repay the trouble, may be obtained
by applying the mixture with watering cans
supplied with fine roses, There are several
different kinds of spraying pumps in the
market Perhaps the most convenient for
this work is a force pump attached to a barrel on wheels to be drawn through the field
by a horse. Smaller machines, known as
Knapsack Sprayers, consist of a reservoir
containing a small forco pump, which can to
carried upon a man's back. Both of these
kinds of pumps can be purchased for abont
$15 to $20. It will be necessary to spray
the fields two or three times to protect the
crop thoroughly, There is no dangerof injuring the foliage with the abovo mixture,
as it is only half the strength of thc original formula which is most generally used.
A great advantage of this mixture is that
Paris green, the only practical remedy for
the Colorado potato^bcetle, can be applied
at lho snme time. To do thia, mix from a
quartor to half a pound of Paris green with
a little water so as to make a thick past
and then add it to the 45 gallons of Bordeaux mixture, that is, it is used in exactly
the same strength as with plain water,
'IIiobc mixtures must bo kept constantly
stirred while being used, as both the lime
in the Bordeaux mixture and tho Paris
green sink quickly to tho bottom of any
mixture if left undisturbed.
James Fletcher,
Fi:t, ami Hot. to Dominion Expeitl. Farms,
Ottawa, July 10,1802,
PlnSa Tra-rflnzVr.acI, (Jen a Slave Dhow,
and Pliiulljau Explorer's trait
A little veseel having a reu^-*kable history has plied for years on Lak< Tanganyika. Her story illustrates the progress in
that region trom savagery toward civilization.
The best boats on Tanganyika are obtained from enormous trees in the vast forest
whioh skirts most of the shores of tbe lake.
In this forest the boat long after kn wn as
as the Calabash was originally a huge tree
trunk, cut down by the axes of the natives
with enormous labour, and then, with axe
and adze and fire, moulded into shape.
Boats like the Calabash are excellent sea
vessels, though in their lines they suggest
rather a clumsy hippopotamus than a swan.
Scores of natives dragged the finished
boat down the mountain slopes to the lake,
where it was lauuehed with much ceremony
The medicine man made an offering of beads
to tho gods of the lake, so that they should
take the vessel under their protecting care.
Then as a native trading canoe the little
vessel, still unnamed, began hercareer with
a crew of stout black paddlers, who took her
from port to port laden with grain, fruit,
salt, oil, dried fish, ivory, and other commodities that are exchanged among tho
On one of her voyages, after she had
served as a trading canoe for two years, she
entered the port of Ujiji, where she was
bought by an Miwahili slave trader. He
drew her on the shore, deepened her by
building planks around her sides, strengthened her with thwarts and a half deck,
rigged her with a mast and sail, and then
launched her again as a slave dhow. For
three years she plied back and forth across
tbo lake bringing cargoes of wretched men,
women, and children to the Ujiji slave
market. One day a load of slaves had juat
been landed on the shore when Mr. Hore,
who had recently come to Ujiji as an agent
of the London Missionary Society, saw the
littls craft, and decided that she was just
about what he needed for exploratory voyages around thc lake. He succeeded in
purchasing her, drew her up on the beach
once more, repaired and altered her, rigged
her in English fashion with two masts and
sails, christened her the Calabash, and the
little boat was once more launched upon
Tanganyika as the first missionary vessel on
the lake. Consecrated to the cause of peace,
she became known in time to every tribe
around tbe lake as the harbinger of good
Lake Tanganyika, as it appears on our
maps to-day, is the result of these surveys,
whioh Mr. Hore carried out on the Calabash. His survey is tbe best that has yet
beon made of the lake. He paddled and
tailed along the shores, every day seeing a
grand panorama of unknown lauds and new
tribes. By careful measurement and observation, month after month, the outlines
of the lake and the names of the bordering
countries were marked on the map ot
Africa. It was about two years beforo
Capt. Hore completed his survey.
The Calabash was 32 feet long, and its
crew consisted of eight natives of Ujiji, all
of them skilled oanoists and fishermen. Tho
vessel was big enough to carry a large
quantity of supplies and merchandise, so
that Capt. Hore was able to be away fiom
homo for months at a time.
When Were Passports First Issued-
Why He Loved His Sunday-School Best
Sunday-school Teachor (to small boy in
her class) i " Well, Johnny, which do you
like host, your Sunday-school or your regular dny-Hchool!"
Small Boy (decidedly); ",My Sunday-
school, mum."
Sundny-sohoo! Teacher (smilinir approvingly): "And why do you lovo your Sunday-school best, Johnny!"
Small Boy I " Because it don t keep b u
one day in lh' week  mum."
A Bad (Jonscionoe-
Landlord-What sort of wine
(iucst���I don't care which sort.
the samo. M^^^^
Landlord���It is, oh ?   How did you find
lilal out I
do  you
It is all
How to Eenovate Wall Paper-
In cleansing wall pnper, first remove all
tho greaso spots hy placing 'olds of blotting
paper over tbem and ironing with a moderately warm iron, after which brush all tha
dust from tho paper, and clean and bright
cu it With fuller's earth, mixed with water,
to form a haul paste. It must bo hard
enough to handle, like brand dough. To
clean tho paper, take a small lump of the
day, and, commencing at tho top of the
room, wipe it lightly downward, about half
a yard at each stroke, till the upper part of
tho papor is clean, then around again with
tho samo* sweeping stroke, always commencing each successive course a little higher than tho upper stroke had
extended, until tho walls aro finished.
This operation, if carefully performed, will
make old paper as bright as new. Great
caution must be used, however, not to rub
tho paper too hard, or to attempt cleaning
it horizontally. The soiled part of the
fuller's curth must bo cut off each time,
aud the pieces renewed a3 often as nccca-
sary. 'lo improve tho lorn parts, which
usually occur near the bottom, buy some
ingrain paper, which comes in all shades
and is of one color, to match tho predominating sh de In thc wall paper. This papor
is almost a yaid wide, and may bo used as
a dado, full width, A iiartow border in
metallic green and silver, or Bomo othcr
desirable molding, should tic used to divide
it from the upper wall,
A passport is a liceuse to travel, and also
a safe-conduct, or warrant of protection.
By means of it Monarchs or Governments
restrain the entrance of foreigners iuto iheir
dominions, or the exit of their subjects from
their territories, and also endeavour to secure the safety and freedom of their subjects
while travelling abroad. Passports are of
very ancient date, and the first on record
was mentioned by Balzac as having been
given by the Roman Emperor Julius Cesar
to a philosopher. It was in the terms following, namely, " If there be any one, on
land or sea, hardy enough to molest Potv
mou, let him consider whether he be strong
enough to wage war with Ciesar," In the
chronicles written and preserved by monks
are mentioned the free passes issued to his
subjects when going on pilgrimage to the
shrines of SL Peter and St. Paul at Rome
by Canute, or Cnut, King of Denmark and
England, between A. n. 995 and 10,35, to
obtain for them security, and also h'spital-
ityin passing through the various count ruin the course of their travels, The system
was alao in vogue in China during tne 10th
century, and still remains so as far as Russia is concerned. In all European countries,
save the United Kingdom, passports still
oontinue to exist, and therefore to causo
annoyance to a grcateror lesserextent both
to natives and foreigners, but especially to
the latter. Kven in those countries on the
Continent where ihe passport system is not
bo rigidly enforced, the carrying of a passport is found to te desirable if delay and
trouble to travellers are to bc avoided. Tbo
passport mo<t used by British subjects is
that of tbe British Secretary of Foreign
Affairs (Lord Rosebery), which is now
granted to any British subject on payment
of a fee of two shillings, audit holds good
for life.
They Wore on the Make-
Ono <l��y in my rambles among thc hills I
came upon an old fellow hoeing corn in front
of his house, and in thc course of our talk
ho told me he had five sons.
"That's a fine family," I remarked.
" Mostly," he responded brielly.
"Are they all nt home?"
"No, none of them."
"They arc all grown, then!"
" Yes, and has been fer a long timo.
" What 'o they do���farm?"
"No; Bill, he manes shoes; Jim, he
makes staves; Sam. he makes tinware; aud
Thomas Henry, he makes pills."
"Do they all make a living!" I asked,
following out the " make " idea, but not
noticing lhat he had skipped ono of tho
" Do any of them make money!" I continued.
The old fellow flushed a little I thought
"Yes���no," ho hesitated, "lhat is ter say,
Hiram, he mad) money, but he don't no
more now sence they sent him to tho penitentiary fer coiiiiteifcilin'," and there was
such a look of pain on tho old man's face
that I was ashamed of myself for having
unwittingly made the father discioso the
skeleton in his closet
It ia stid that an icre nf good Billing will
yield more food in a week than ,.�� acre ol
tho best land will yield iu a year, City kootenay Star
H. WoOutoheon,       B. W. "Northey,
Proprietor. Editor.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 1892.
h our Nelsou contemporary attempting to manufacture a joke, or
bus il been asleep nil summer ? For
such ti rustler us the Minki; is (or
wusj, the following bit of "nows" in
its Inst issue bouts uuything iu modem journalism ;���
" It was just about this time a year
ago that tbe discoveries in tbe Sloean
were made, and we now hear reports
from all sides of rich strikes in tho
Lardeau. Whether this flud is to
cause tlie rush and excitement that
occurred Ihis spring cannot be foretold. Thero seems lo be no doubt
that ledges of gold-bearing quartz of
Some size have beon found."
This information might not to lmvo
been made public just yet. Had tho
Win Kit beon under tbo biuho nianago-
niont us it wus lust year evory man,
woman and child iu the " hub " of the
Merchant Millers, Moosomin, Assa.
B It A N I) S :-
Dealers in all kiuds of
Handsome!   Serviceable!   Cheap!
Dress Goods, Millinery,
province would certainly huvo had a
hint to "go up nud occupy the hind"
before its richness wns made manifest
to the outside world. And then there
would have beeu a rush of lnndgrab-
bers through the wilderness to tho
new eldorndo, each intent on stekiug
off �� full 640 acres of mountain craigs
and precipices, as wns done nt the
Slocnn-Knslo picnic Inst year. Surely
the Minf.1i has missed a grand opportunity of enriching the citizens of
Grabtown I Can the leopard have
changed its spots? Can this be the
MiNiiu we all knew as the champion
kicker, grabber, bully-rag and swash-
buokler of the whole province?
But, really, does not the Miner
know that the fame of the Lardeau
etrikes has gone abroad to the uttermost ends of the earth ? Week after
week, for months pest, the coast
papers have devoted considerable
upace to it, not to mention the " insignificant sheet" published at Rovel-
utoke. We have chronicled week by
week the discovery of enormous ledges
of ore assaying hundreds of ouuees
to the ton, and now the Miner says :
"We kow hear reports from all sides
of rich strikes in the Lardeau. * * *
There seems to be no doubt that
ledges of gold-bearing quartz of some
size have been found." Oh, the
humiliation of it I Our labor bus been
lostl The Miner has seen none of iti
Verily we have piped and ye have hot
Trices givon Sucked or in Bulk.     Tho finest  quality of OATMEAL
aud CORNMEAL can be obtained in any sized sacks.
Quotations cheerfully furnished on application.
Special Attention given to the British Oolumbia Trade.
H. N. Coursier's
Moosomin, N.W.T. and 25 Spark St. Ottawa, Ont.
It is gratifying to see that the
Nakusp road question is being takeu
tap by the Provincial Press, and the
Vancouver Board of Trade seems to
���have just become cognizant of the
fact that the Government's policy of
���shilly-shally has loot the trade of thu
Sloean to Vancouver. Vancouver is
not blameless in this matter. Two
inland papers���the Sentinel and the
Staii���have been urgiug the making
of the Nakusp road all the summer,
A word to the Government from such
an important place as Vancouver
would have been sufficient, But Vancouver, like the proverbial ostrich,
seems to have buried its bead in its
own sandy shore, while the cute
American was quietly diverting the
How of trade which uatnrally belongs
to Vancouver to his own use aud
appropriating the fruits of bis labor
for his owu country. Who is going
to blame him for this?
the notion���or, rather, inaotion���of
the Government in this particular
matter of the Nakusp wagon road,
and nn especially severe criticism on
the courso of the Administration in
the matter was published recently in
tho Revelstoke Star, from its Nakusp
correspondent. Tbe Kamloops Sentinel, a Government paper, "whilst
not agreeing altogether with the
Star's correspondent, admits that
the residents of New Denver and
Nakusp have good cause to feel
After quoting the Sentinel nt great
length the Columbian concludes:���
" The foregoing arraignment,
wrenched from a paper which has
supported the Government through
a good deal, by the damning circumstances of the caso, it is all the
more significant on that aocouut.
The motto of the Government evidently is: "The country and its
needs may go to pot, so long as we
can oarry out our own little schemes,
feather our own nests well, and
squander three-quarters of a million
or more on elegant new quarters at
James Bay, not justified by the circumstances of the country for years
to come," Bat what are the people
going to do about it? Tbe united
voice of the whole couutry should
answer this question in no unmistakable manner, and put an end to
the deliberate misgoverument of the
whole province lor tbe benefit of a
iintull miction of it and the sacrifice
of all the rest."
We cau assure the Government, if
tbey care to kuow it, thut a strong
feeling of hostility to their manner of
doing things is growing up iu this
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Nearly seven years assayer at the
Morfa Works, Swansea, nnd over 17
years chief analyst to Wigan Goal k
Iron Co., Wigau.
Assays and aualysis of every description undertaken on the most
reasonable terms.
Positively no connection with any
miues or works; accurate aud unbiassed results are therefore ensured.
Mr. C. P. Stoess, Nelson, is the
authorized agent for Lower Kootenay.
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near O.P.R. Station)
English Worsteds, Seotch and
Irish Tweeds and Serges
Kevelstoke Station Post Office.
couver ought uot. Sbe ought to fei
thankful that American enterprise in
this connection has sbewu her where
her best interests lie aud how she can
utilise them for her own benefit.
The Kamloops Sentinel, while not
agreeing with the charges brought
by our Nakusp correspondent, ae-ainst
certain officials concerned in drawing
up the specifications, admits that "the
residents of New Denver and Nakusp
have good cause to feel aggrieved.
Our contemporary then gives nn ex
cellent synopsis of tho whole business
from the time of the sale of New
Denver town lots, tr..m whioh toe
Govern merit realised $28,000, down
to the time the lenders for the new
road were called for. It wuh nt this
juncture that the Government Inns
ft-rred the unsold portion of fhe
townsite to private parties and sent,
tied out of the district, repudiatfng
all liability as to the road, but hold-
iug or. to thn 128,000. The ouly
thing tlm Sentinel makes cleaii is
that the wretched policy of vacdilation
and procrastination should be taken
from the shoulders of the official at
Nelson and placed on thoso of the
Tbo Viotoria Times and lhe Mew
Westminster COLUMBIAN both discuss
the matter fully.   The latter says:---
"From the interior como hittor
complaints of a similar remissness,
and a gross breach of faith hy the
Government into tho bargain, which
have already had the most disastrous
results in checking development in
an important section of thn Kootenay
oonntry, aa well ns turning the trade
of new minim1 settlements which is
a matter of importance to the whole
province- into foreign channels, all
for tho ivant. of tho construction ol a
short, but urgently required, wagon
road. A good deal has appeared
'lately in tho up country Press about
We are not in the habit of publishing uuything that might tie construed
ns self-praise, but we would ask those
of our "friends" who recently saw tit
to vilify llie STAR and its work to read
the following : ���
At a supper given by Mr. O. II.
Allen to seven or eight business meu
of the towu last Tuesday night the
prospects of Kevelstoke and its tributary mining districts were thoroughly
discussed. One gentleman (Mr, L.
Mason ) stated that " his interest in
this district was first awakened by
reading lbe mining articles of the
Kootenat Star, and he came here
Surely Van- \ from the States prepared to invest in
Charmingly situated on the bank of
the river, on tlie principal streot,
close to the post-office and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes.
Bakery in connection with Store.
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co,
Revelstoke Station.
First-class Table, {food Beds,
West Kootenay mines on the strength
of those articles, which were dearly
and ably written. He bought an
interest in the Consolation Gold Mine
in Big Bend, whioh, be was happy to
Bay, was a good investment fur him,
Hh oould mention several others wbo
bad placed money in Kootenay mines
through having the richness oi tbe
OOUntry brought to their notice la-
reading the STAR. Some of bis
friemls bad commissioned bim to buy
for tbem, ami others would be bare
in the Boring to Invesl for themselves.
Ee could honestly jay tbat there won
finite |10,000 Invested In mining In
this distriot entirely through tha
efforts of bhe Kootbs \. Stab." V7a
hope this will enable our self oon ���
Btituted oritios to bos thai there ara
two rides to every question.
It is a singular fact that the cheap-
Cess of an article should even temporarily retard its sale, and yet thut
wus tlm experience of .Messrs, Took-
ett .v. Son in the in trod notion of their
now famous Myrtle Navy tobacco.
I'eople who hud been in tbe babil nf
smoking thn finest Virginia tobacco
could not for a time be made to believe that they were offered tho same
article at about ono-half the old
price, and it was only by slow ile
grees that they were induced to put
the question to tho test of an actual
trial, When they did adopt that
test, however, it novor failed to
satisfy them.
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a_Specia!ty.>
Consignment of Butter and Eggs reoeived every week.
Railway Men's Requisites.
Furniture & Undertaking.
Kootenay Lake
Large Stocks on hand.
Preparations are. being mado for tho
Great Building Boom of 18U2.
J. E.WALSH & Co.,
13 If T C II E li S
and in;r\11.
Clearing Charges paid on
Freight for Sloean Lake.
Hav and Grain for sale
General Commission
Pnffflengore hilled through from
t\/v/v a*V ^/^^.^^^/>','''
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
express promptly
All descriptions of
gold and silver.
Kin- Coupon
Hokels npply li
(J. k K.Nav.
Notary Public - - REVELSTOKE, B.C.
Mining, Timber and   Real  Estate Broker  and General
Commission  AffCiit.
Conveyances, Agreements, liillH of Sule, Mining Bonds, etc., drawn up,
Bents nud Accounts oolleoted ; .Mining Claims bought nud sold ; Assessment Work on Mining Claims attended to ; Patouts applied for, etc,, etc,
Lot* in Townsito of Kevelstoke for Sale uud Wanted.   Agents for Mining
Machinery, etc,


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