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No. 18.
(I'ORM   F.)
Oebtificath or Improvements.
.Lanark Mineral Clniin, Illocillowaet,
i       West Kootenay District.
Tako notieo that I, N. P. SNOW-
DON, freo miner's oertifloate No.
40429, intend, sixty days from tho
date hereof, to apply to tho Gold
Commissioner for n oertifloate of improvements, for tho purpose of obtain,
ing a Crown grant of tho abovo clniin.
Aud further take notice, that ad-
' Verse claims must bo sent to the Gold
Commissioner nud action commenced
before the issuance of such certificate
of improvements,
Dated this 28th day of August, 1892
Beautifully situated on tho Lake
shore at the entrance to tho best and
Bhortest road to tho Sloean mines aud
New Denver. The best fishing and
bunting in tbe district, with grand
boating aud sketching facilities for
tourists nnd artists.
Tiik Bad is suppued with the
Best brands of wines.liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
This town, magnificently situated on
the Uppor Arrow Lake, is the
shipping port for the
.Sloean Mines, is
Sloean Lako and New Denver
by a
good, level
trail 18 miles in
length, nud is bound to
speedily become  a  place of
considerable wealth and importance.
Townsite maps and all information
(is to purchase of lots can be obtained
To take Effect JtlNE 30th, 1892.
Columbia and Kootenay
Steam Navigation Co.
Arrow Lakes and Columbia
River Route Steamers.
Steamer will leave Eevelstoke at 4
ll,in. overy Monday and THURSDAY
for Kob6on, Trail Creek and Little
Dalles, returning to Revelstoke on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Close connection made with Cana
dian Pacific Railway at Revelstoke,
Columbia ife Kootenay Railway at
Robson for Nelsou, nud Spokane Falls
& Northern Railway at Littlo Dalles
for Spokane Palls, Wash.
Str. Nelson leaves Nelsuu for Pilot
Bay, Ainsworth and Kaslo at 8 a.m.
on Tuesdays aud Fridays, returning
via thoso ports sumo day.
For Pilot Ray, Ainsworth, Kaslo
nud Bonner's Ferry at 8 a.m. on Srx-
dayh and Wednesdays, Returning,
leaves Bonner's Ferry for Pilot Bay,
Ainsworth, Kaslo aud Nelsou at 3 a.m.
ou Mondays aud Thursdays.
Secretary. Manfiger.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, B.C.
Silver, Gold or Lead, each..,, $1.50
do. combined' 8.00
Silver and Lend    2.C0
Silver and Gold    2.00
Silver and Copper    8.60
Silvor, Gold and Copper     4.(10
Silver, Gold, Load and Copper   5.50
Other prices on application.
Agent in RKVEiaSTOKEiTiinouoii whom
Samim.es mav ue sent:
Ripans Tabulos i one gives roliof.
Ernest Fletcher,
Plans and Specifications drawn up for
persons intending to build.    Seasoned Lumber always on hand.
Fancy Work, Turned and
Scroll Work executed
neatly.   A fine selection Picture
Furniture Made und Repaired.
Orders by mail promptly attended to,
Stockholm  House
Tho 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 aooommodation ; everything uew ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; lire proof safe,
c. p. r. i��m
F. McCarthy   - ���   -.    Prop.
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodging $5  Per Week.
MEALS, 25c.      ilEDS 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords iirst class aooommodation.
Royal Mail Lines.
Proposed Sailings from Montreal.
MONGOLIAN. .Allan Line... Sept. 17
SARDINIAN "        ...Sept. 21
NUMIDIAN "        ... Oct. 1
SARNIA... .Dominion Line... Sept, 14
LABRADOR "        ...Sept. 21
OREGON "        ... Sept. 28
From New York.
BRITANNIC.. .White Star... Sept. 11
MAJESTIC " ...Sept. 21
GERMANIC "        ... Sept. 28
Cabin $40, 845, 850, 860, $70, 880 -upwards.
Intermediate, 820 ; Steerage, 820.
Passengers ticketed through to all
points in Great Britain aud Ireland, and
at specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
-Agent, Revelstoke ;
or to Robert Kerr, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
���� BtC&EBTOl!
Boots & Shoes made to
Harness Leather Kept in* Stock.
Myrtle Navy
T. & B.
In Bro ti 7.0 Letters.
i. a g. t.
On Tuesday Evening1
At Eight O'clock,
In the Schoolroom,
Admission Freo.
County Court to-day.
Mr. Stewart, O.P.R, surveyor, and
party arrived np from tho soene of
tlicir labors yesterday,
Mr, R. E. Lemon, of Nelson, New
Denver and Nakusp, has boon in
town since Wednesday.
Less than cost.-H. N. Coursier
will oiler several lines of Ladies' Pall
Hats next week at 50 cents each,
Another "nativo" of Revelstoko
arrived in town last Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thomson now
owu another little girl.
Mr. Hulman camo up from Nakusp
on Wednesday's boat ami left by
C.P.R, for Vernon, where be will
spend two or three weeks.
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow iu the Methodist Churoh,
morning at 10.30, evening at 7.30.
All are cordially invited.
A Masonic sermon wiil be preached
in the Methodist church by the Rev.
O, Ladner on Sunday, the 23rd inst.,
at 7.30,   All are cordially invited.
There will he Sunday-school tomorrow afternoon  iu  the school
house in connection with the Church
of England.   All children welcome.
Tne "goose honks high" over the
town as they wend their flight southwards in V-shaped flocks. Truly
" winter is coming, the summer is
The Bishop of New Westminster
will preach tomorrow morning and
evening at the Schoolhouse, when it
is hoped a large congregation will
be present.
Service will be hold by the Rev.
T. Paton iu the Presbyterian church
tomorrow evening at 7.30. Prayer
meeting at Mr. Patou's house on
Wednesday at 8 p.m.
G. II. Harrison, mining engineer,
of London, Eng., left Ottawa this
week for Illecillewaet and Fish
Cieek, to inspect and report on some
miuiug properties on behalf of an
English syndicate.
Mr. A. H. Harrison returned to
the Lardeau on Thursday. Hu has
taken up a quarter section of laud
near Trout Lake, is building a house,
and intends to open an assay office
there next spriug.
Mrs. Yolande, an expert iu the
art of baud-reading or palmistry, has
been in town ior thc past few days.
The only hand which is read in this
town to any extent is oither a "flash"
or "three of a kind."
Tho Atlantic Express on Tuesday
was ten hours late, having beeu do-
layed by a landslide in the mountains
west of here. Ou Thursday night
the Paoifl-.' Express was a very heavy
traiu and six hours late.
A meeting was held in Bourne's
Hall on Thursday uight, oonvoucd
by Mr. K. Tapping, to dismiss "Tho
Land Question." Owing to the inclemency of tho weather it was not
largely attended.  Details next week,
We notice that Mr. Fred Moro has
resumed his duties nn board the str.
Oolumbia, He hus heen spending
the last three weeks in Spokane, and
it in rumored his visit there has boen
in connection with large real estate
We have just received from the
editor of thn Morden Monitor, Man.
(lo *'liuin we tender our .sincere
thanks) a box of seeds of the Manitoba maple. Any ol our friends do-
sirons of growing some of IIibso
ornamental tiees can obtain seeds by
calling at this ollice.
Dr. Ernest McLean, who was one
of the Government medical inspectors
during the recent small-pox scare,
has pitched his tent in Revelstoke.
He will reside in the house lately
occupied by Mr, Widdioombe, at the
station, but will have telephone com-
muuication with the lower town.
Mr. aud .Mrs. Ladner and family
will occupy Iho new house Air. O.
Lindmark is having built near the
Union Hotel. Both of our ministers
have now left the lower town to its
fate, hut there can he no denying
tbat their niinislnilioiiH aro niiieli
more urgently needed at tho Station
Dian hoe,
Guatavus Koski, the Finlander
who shol a fellow workman named
Matthias ,li hson near Kevelstoke
!Stniifjri on Sunday, tho iilth July,
was tried before JiistiflO Walkem in
the Speedy 'I rials ('om I at Kamloops
last week and sentenced to live years
in lho penitentiary, Jaoobson has
entirely recovered.
^ HIS HONOUR the Lieuteniml
Governor has  I n pleased lo mako
the following iippointmouts i
^ Frederick Fimbrr and Henry
Noih.k Coursier, of the Town of
Revelstoko, Esquiros, lo be Justices
Of the Pence  for  nud   ill  tlio Wesl,
Kootonay Eleotoral Dislrict,
Mr. Erskine Shaw has bought the
house formerly occupied by Mr,
Widdioombe, and will carry on a
branch business at tho station for
Mr, T, L. Haig, miuiug broker, real
estate agent, etc. Mr. Shaw hus the
agency for Messrs, L. L. May k Co.,
fruit treo nurseries, St. Paul, Min.,
in place of Mr. J. W. Thomson, who
has resigned.
Mr. J. H. Anderson, of Illecillewaet, was in town on Wednesday.
Ho is about to leave B.C, for flamiK
ton, Ont., whero he will spend the
winter, and his visit to Revelstoke
was for thu purpose of bidding goodbye to his numerous friends here,
Air. Anderson will bo baok early noxt
spring to operate the mines with
whicli ho is connected at Illecillewaet
and Fish Creek.
The manufacturers of tho "Myrtle
Navy" tobacco invite the very closest
scrutiny of its quality. The expert
whose trained senses teach him to
recognise the exaet quality of to-
bacoo, and tho smoker who judges
by his experience in smoking it, will
both come to the same conclusion -
that it is of the very highest quality
anywhere to be found. It is made
of the very finest Virginia leaf, and
is manufactured with the greatest
possible oare,
Mr. J. W. Haskins, who visited
Vancouver last week, took with him
some ore from the Abbott and King
William claims and bad it assayed
iu that city. It went from 916 to ��84
per ton, Mr. Haskins suited to the
News-Advertiser that tlio Revelstoke
smeller would probably bo started
for the purpose of reducing the ores
from these claims. We would wish
this to be true, but we aro afraid Mr.
Haskins was drawing a little ou his
imagination. However this may be,
if he had the least reason for such
an assertion it would have been more
to his credit to have imparted the
information to the local papor than
to have taken it to Vancouver. But
we aro sorry to say Mr. Haskins is
only a type of many hero who make
it a rule to keep their nows until thoy
visit somo other town, where they
seem to have no scruples in unloading themselves.
The Rest yet���Rich Strike of
Free-milling Gold.
About two weeks ago, while pros-
peeting on the north fork of the
Lardeau Creek, Mr. Thomas Home
discovered an immense ledgo of soft
gold-bearing quartz. Not having
facilities for testing lhe quality of
tho ore, ho mado bnt one location, j
and brought away a portion for test- !
ing. He pulverized some of the I
rock, and was greatly astonished to I
find that it yielded over GOO colors to
the pan in free gold. Ho says large
quantities of the ledgo have beeu disrupted and broken off from the main
body by some convulsion of nature,
and lie believes there are quite a
hundred thousand tons of the quartz
lying along the surface roiuly for
milling, As the snow is now on the
chum uo work can bo dono till next
spring, The discoverer says the
quart's is of a soft nature and easily
crushed. Ho intends to erect a 10- j
stamp mill and work the mine next
Slimmer The ledge is not fur from
tbe great Home ledge, the discovery
of which we reported two weeks ago.
Should tho quartz all turn out as
rich as the small portion Mr. Home
tested, the new strike will bo a veritable eldiirado, and thc Lurdcau will
become the Mecca for gold-seekers
from all parts of tho world,
Messrs. Iloeser, Haskins and party
left Revelstoko for the Lardeiitl by
Monday's boat. They intend, if possible, lo make a full survey of that
district and visit all the olaiins that
have been slaked. It is doubtful,
however, if thoy will be ablo to carry
out their programme this year, as
the snow liue is getting too far down
the mountains to make travelling in
the vicinity of Trout Lake easy.
Mr. Malcolm Baton, who has a
ranch at Thomson's Landing, has
made arrangements for bringing in
Irom Kamloops a pick tiain of ten
burses for the Laidenu aud Fish
Creek trails next spring.
A Wouderfnl Almanack.
The publishers of the MOHTREAH
Daily and Wi-niav Stab are getiiug
out a magnificent Almanack to bo
known as the Star Almanaok, said
to be the finest almanaok in the
world, containing nearly four hundred pages, with colored maps. It
is looked forward to with great interest.
Two alien anil a Packhorse.
Messrs. Barohard and Manseil, the
yonng men who left here for Cairns
Creek with one packhorse some two
or three weeks since, had a must un-
oomfol'table experience going up.
Air. Barohard arrived down lust
Sunday and left again for the creek
on Wednesday. He said they had
to light their way through a hailstorm alter leaving Revelstoke mid
camped the first night about 10miles
up. They took off the pack and let
thu horse loose, and next morning
their troubles began. After catching
the animal they spent the whole of
the morning in endeavoring to replace tbe pack on bis back. Bnt
this ��as just what they could not do.
By this time the "vittles" were pretty
well mixed up, so makiug a virtue of
uoccssity tliej shouldered as much
as thoy could carry and started for
their destination, leaving the greater
portion of the "grub" behind, with
the horse to mount guard. Then
cuinnieuced a series of 20-milo trips
between the creek and the scene of
their defeat iu the puckiug business,
while their equine friend was having
a pionio in the woods. It was finally
resolved to send the critter home.
But he had disappeared, aud auother
half day was devoted to seeking tho
lost one. He was at last discovered iu
the midst of a high old time ou the
other side of a deep flowing creek.
He was glad to see them, but he
wouldn't come across; so the creek
hand to be swum and his equineship
brought back. Last Sunday Bar-
chard walked into town about 15 feet
ahead of a very dejected looking
animal, about that leugth of new
rope connecting the two. The horse
seemed to understand his picnic was
over. Ho will have to rustle now.
Young Barohard says be has learned
a great deal about packhorses, but
he thinks he would have to serve a
seven years' apprenticeship beforo
he would get the hang of adjusting a
Mr. Edward Adair, of Hall's Landing, called ou Thursday and subscribed for the Star for a year. Ha
speaks iu glowing terms of the pros-
peels for ranchers iu bin neighborhood, and says no oue can imagine
the proliticuess of the soil for all
kinds of vegetables and fruit. We
are glad to see our ranchers at all
tinios, for the progress of the district
rests a great deal with them. Next
week we hope to publish a few facts
concerning one of the richest farming valleys on the Columbia.
The freight traffic on the Colombia
Elver via Revelstoke is assuming
large proportions. Consignments of
sugar brought to Vauoouver by the
C, P. R. steamships from China are
being sent this way for .Spokane
Falls, Wash., besides other merchandise. Last week thu Columbia
took down over 100 tuns of sugar for
that city, and another large consignment is expected next week. The
C. <t K. Nav. Company is makiug
every effort tj keep tbe route open
durii,n; the winter. By the timo the
railway to the head of the lake is
opened it' will tiud all the traffic it
can carry wailing for it.
J. E.WALSH & Co.,
Clearing Charges paid on
Freight for Sloeau Lake.
Hay aud Grain for sale
liipnns Ttthuli   ; fur imii stomach,
llipiuis Tubules euro cullc,
llipuns Talnili i ��� ure In itducho,
HipansTiibiilos euro constipation,
Ripans Tabulos euro biliousness.
General Commission
Passengers billed through from
For Coupon Tickets apply to
C. k K.Xav. Co.
A responsible nnd reliable Person
in lake tho AGENCY for a Loan and
Trusl Company. Foi information
apply io II. fj, Mo/i.ky, Manager,
Vancouver, B.O.
Ki| ,i i Tabulos: rn bad temper.
Ripans Tabules; pleasant laxative. IV,
Nuw, leat anybody
taste tor water-ores-.
strcnjztli  of  Dr. Cub
with an abnormal
is should, on the
'a recommendation,
mako a journey to Sun Glove for its indulgence, it is only right to say at once that,
though the Balad in question does grow at
San (liove, it ia neither liner nor more
abundant there than ill most villages with a
brook ami a pond. In shoit, il was simply
tho Iirsl place Unit came into llie doctor's
mind as being difficult to get at, muoh more
dillicult to leave, and altogether a capital
place of banishment for a disagreeable am
uninteresting patient to dio in before In
could have time to marry the sweet heait of
the doctor's old friend and comrade.
If only old Vanucei had known who had
been the means of depriving him of tbe
chance of becoming thc father of a rich
young widow, he would unquestionably
have made things warm for the doctor;
ior they have quick tempers in those parts,
and knives used to be quite as ready as
tongues. Ho was very poor, and, thanks to
the shifllossnoss which excuses itself to itself us genius, was growing poorer; and a
sooond chance of manying his daughter
without a portion was not likely to come to
llilll unless by miracle, It is true there was
always Guido Floriani. Hut even before the
post-chaise had conveyed Mr, Merrick to
San Giove, the diligence had started with
Guido baok to Naples; so that the doctor,
if lie had escaped the enmity of those whom
he h nl injured, lost the gratitude of those
whom he had bonclitod.
But Irene���was she of no consequence ?
Had she uo thoughts or views of her own
about her own life'! was sho nothing better
thau a mere shuttle-cock among a number
ol men who happened to bo grouped around
her as ihe chance centre of conflicting interests of their own'! To her father, she
was something to sell ; to Mr. Merrick, an
instrument for spiting his dead father and
bis natural kindred j to her lover she was a
faithless woman, who had thrown away true
love for gold ; to tho doctor���well, to the
doctor she was nothing as yel, seeing that
she had nothing the matter with her but a
heartache, however interesting she might
hereafter become. Was she nothing to herself, besides?
If it hud been so, it would have been
nothing wonderful. A girl in those parts
was not supposed lo acquire a bouI of her
own until she married, and even then she
did not always find it of much use to her.
liut what people suppose is not always
right, even if it ever it; and Irene, on two
points, needed no confessor to tell her what
her feelings wore, or ought to be���that her
abhorrence for Mr. Merrick was only equalled hy her love for Guido. And she had
done her utmost to make her English purchaser detest hot in return. II coldness, and
hardness, and anything short of impossible
rudeness, could choke off a wooer, Mr. .Merrick would have been absolutely strangled
mouths ago. Hut he combined the vanity
of a peacock with lhe skin of a rhinoceros.
Not even a downright no would seivo ; and
as toher father���well, if she had said no to
him, he woidd only have boxed her ears if
he was drunk, and given her a shaking it lie
chanced to bo sober.
If only Guido would return ! Well, and
Guido had returned���at tho most unfortunate ol all possible moments, no doubt;
hut of course he would come al a better
iinc. She never imagined for a moment lhat
her father would lake into his confidence
Guido Floriani, of all peoplo, or go bragging
in a " trattoria" about what, after all, had
not heen settled, and what she had resolved never should be. So the belter moment
came, but not Guido. What could it mean '.'
.She could not even send him the only letter
she knew of, a flower, because she did not
know where he was lodging, lint if the.
moments failed Io be kind to her in one
way, they were kind to her in another; for
if the niiin she loved did not come, neither
did the man she hated. Hut then it isone's
wants ami sorrows that one realizes, not
their compensations���otherwise everybody
would be singing a hymn of joy every day,
and all day long.
Then hei father, whose only compensation was lhe bottle, grew worse and worse
conditioned, visiting the loss of the English gold mine upon Irene herself, and,
drunk or sober, doing nothing but scold
her, whenever he was at home | which was
whenever he had no moneyi, for having
wilfully  rub-ed  him.   'Who would
" Never mind my name, and a very few
minutes is all 1 want-two will do.
So, with a heavy tread, he followed the
man into the doctor's study, and was directed lo a chair���the doctor no longer
wasted words.
" I must ask you to come to the point at
once, signer,'' said he. " Time is precious
Ji these days."
"Then, doctor, in the first place, I must
tell you that 1 have nothing the matter
with me���nothing at all."
"And I must say you look it. And so
���if the question is not impertinent���why
in lhc world are you here?
"Everybody must be somewhere���eh?
Tho fact is, I'm only here to mako an inquiry or two. Do you happen to remember
a certain Signor Mcrrick,wlio was at Bari
some time ago'!"
".Merrick? Merrick? No, I do not
know the name."
" Indeed ?   Ho was an Englishman���"
" Ah, I begin lo recall him���let mc sec ;
a case of galloping consumption, not three
weeks of life in him���a very uninteresting
case indeed, I presume you have to do with
his affairs���you want evidence of his deal li?
if ils cause ? It will not need a minute to
give you that, signor."
"You can make oath as to tho cause of
his death, Dr. Calo?"
" Assuredly. As strong an oath as you
may require."
"Ah���but���oan you depose that he is not
"Bah! 1 remember the case now perfectly.   I never saw his corpse "
" Then you oannot depose that there was
a corpse to see ?"
"lam a man of science. I do not believe in miracles, signor. That man was
doomed by all medical evidence, to die within a month at latest. And therefore it
stands to reason that he is now not only
dead, but buried."
" Yoit remember poor .Merrick, doctor;
but you don't seem to remember me," said
the stranger.
" Youhave been a patient of mine ? Pardon me, signor; but I see so many in the
year "
" Do yon see any likeness in me to anybody���to poor Merrick, for example? "
" In you���to him? Pardon mo but this
is beginning to be waste of time. He was a
poor cadaverous wictch up to his chin in his
grave ; you are fat, florid���I should say a
life in a hundred."
" Would you mind examining me, all the
same ? I might be wanting to insure my
life "
" Then, capper!! why didn't you say so
before ? Of course I'll examine you, though
it will be no more than a form."
Without further delay he went to work
with his stethoscope, and that yet moro
perfect instrument, his own ear.
ust as I expected," said he. "And yet
not quite ; you may have had lung trouble
many years ago, but you are to all intents
and purposes so sound a man that, if all
were like you, wc doctors should starve."
"And you'll certify that Merrick is dead,
and thut I'm alive and well."
"With pleasure, signor."
"Then -according to science���the same
man can be dead and alive at once. And
yet you don't believe in miracles. I'm
Merrick.    He's I, and I'm he."
"Pardon mc.   I have no time for joking.
lhc jealousy oi rival lovers ? "N'o ! My client,
signori, has but one mistress, who sits far
above Ihe volcanoes of life, cold and pure.
Ah ! we have it now. For science' sake he
slew Alberto Merrick���nay, for philanthropy's Bake, for ihe love of human-kind,
���of you, signori and of those who are dearer to you than your own lives, and of
generations yet unborn. In order that
science might learn how and why Alberto
Merrick lived, it was needful that Alberto
Merrick should die. Ah, signori, what is
one life for the sake of countless millions ?
Who would not die a martyr to humanity ?
Consumption is a scourge ; Alberto Merrick
hid its secret in his breast. Only by his
death could that secret of mortality be revealed. Signori���I do not appeal to you on
my knees for meroy. I demand thc triumph
of my client as a hero ot science who has
won the civic irown."
Guido sat down, overcome, like a true
poot, by tho effect of his own sophistry
And before ho had reooverod from the glow
Dr, Calo, a freo man, grasped his advocate
by the hand, and escaped from thc applause
that followed upon surely the strangest ac
quittal ever won.
What became of him I no more know
than how or why Albert Merrick required
a bullet to kill him. But as overy year
the children of Irene Floriani receive a
parcel of presents from an anonymous
donor, despatched from whatever region
in the world happens lo bo at lhc time the.
most notoriously unhealthy, there is reason to think that he will end as a martyr
to medicine in a nobler wny than by lho
[tiik Km]
" II you aro going lo be home this evening I'd like to run in and see Mrs. Swift for
a few minutes, " said Mrs. Bowser to her
liege lord, who sat reading his paper.
" You can go a? well as not, " ho replied.
"It the baby wakes up do you think you
can tako care of bim?"
"Certainly. Run right along, and stay
as long as you will. "
" If he should wake up, which ho probably won't, you���"
" I'll have him asleep again in two winks.
Don't you worry about in. It would be a
mighty curious father who couldn't take
care of his own baby for a quarter of an
hour "
" You won't I.e impatient with him?"
she asked us she was ready to go.
"Go on ! I'm the most patient man on
the face of this earth, and you know it !
One would think from tho way you talk
that I was in the habit of pounding him
against Ihe walls. "
Yonng Bowser was asleep in the baby
carriage in the back parlor. .Mrs. llowser
had been gone just three minutes when ho
became restless, and Mr. Bowser pushed
thu carriage around and began singing, " I
want to be an angel." He had just began
on lho third line when the kid opened his
eyes and sal up.
"How speedily a child recognizes Iho presence of its father, even if fasl asleep!"
said Mr. Bowser as he tenderly gazed alius
offspring, ".Mrs, Dowser imagines she's
the only person on earth who knows how to
handle this young ill), but I'll show her that
rub*ed  him.   Who would   take
���'W  \,e  asked savagely���a piece ot dam-
heed goods.without even a half-pennyworth an,l w'tj, myself, which is better iti
of gilding, whom doubtless the Englishman Then, when I've turned into waste
had thrown over for having coquetted with my :ot)\ 0( a father's fool ofa will, I'll play
a penniless ne'er-do-well lute Guido Flori- suchapr.     -..    ke on those poor wretch-
aid* And so on, and so on, until the poor es of relations; I'll have such a game with
girl was really iu a fair way in become of them j they'll grin on the  wrong side of
some slight interest to Dr. Saverio Calo. tlieir ugly faces ti I they starve in (hn work-
For the doctor had not returned to Paris, house���the curate, and the half-pay cap-
after aU;lieliad not even left Bari.   It' tain, and the daily gov��rne��s, andall ''
somehow came out that no sooner had t;ie
young practitioner arrived than he hid
been summoned to attend the rich Englishman; then the story grew into his having
been sent all the way from Paris or Home :
nay, it got about ut iast that, after i tingle
consult ition, he had sent away iiii patient
cured ofa mortal disease. Great professional successes   have often  i,e,-:i    reated ' AiSM
by much slighter aooidenU,  md thenee      ��� \\ iy," thought he to himself, "within
forth  Dr. Calo became a pron ei     sain that man    i dj k hidden the whole
his own country,   lb wasoalled in ������ I e  ... .,.-  ���    ,.,;, ,,. ,,,    ... ......
"""I* " for gout, ind to ��� Indai   i wife lu euro,   Itwasn imcre nan ���  o n   li
for her migraine, and tn mandanl     hen, which broughl him and me together
and to the banker-nay, even to the ishop,  A curious light gal lered in those itrange
pite his bid oharaoter foi heter : uj     ,,.  fhia; bul 'ely calm in the
own relations were glad to ia     :,, ..���,...,. .,,.   ,  .,.,.,,,      i.^nd   whv
again   It wis not. the  life ,     itllving me   .od I never
planned for|know!    iignor permit me to examine you
just a moment more.
signor.   I have other patients waiting, and
"It's no joke, as my rehli ns will find!"
"Really," interrupted the doctor impatiently, "would you not find the bishop a
I better subject than a physician?    This is
j not lhc age of miracles."
"Biess  my  soul ! do you mean to  say
lhat I don't know I'm alive better than you
do'.'    Perhaps you'll recognize me when I
tell you that you sent mc to eat  water-
cresses at San Giove.    Well, I ate them
���lots of them-and the more I ate, the
better I grew,   ft was a dull, miserable
place, there was nothing to do but  eat
water-cresses.   Ive been eating them for
years.   And look at me now !"
" Ves; I did send thai Signor Merrick to
eat water-cresses at San Giove,   that  is
true.   But it was only laecause he had to
die somewhere, and he might just as well
die there as here. "
"Ah. you remember now!   Yes, leal,
I drink, I sleep : I make up for lost time.
I ve come to ask you to my wedding, to the
prettiest girl in Bari, who has been constant       _^^^^^^^^_^^_^^^_^__
to me all this while.   I'm going to reward I the exploring party were drenched  with
her with seven thousand sterling a year, [ perspiration.   The volcano itself was wrap-
eh !, ped in smoke.
paper The east side of tho island was not visited, and it was here that the greatest loss
of life and destruction to property occurred.
The Dutch Comptroller told Mr. Ormsby
lhat they had already recovered 300 bodies
and that it was impossible as yet to estimate the total loss of life. On the east side
lava ii3 well as mud overflowed from tbe
A Visit (it the Island After (lie Volcanic
Oiillmr.l ill June Last.
It was recently announced that a terrible
volcanic eruption had occurred on the island
of Sangir, north of Celebes, in thc Malayan
archipelago, by which it was supposed that
hundreds of people had lost their lives. .Mr.
George Ormsby, a magistrate in the British
North Borneo service, was at Menado, a
town of Celebes, at the time. The people
there knew that something terrible had occurred north of them on Juno 7, but did
not know where the calamity had fallen.
Mr, Ormsby wont on board the steamer
Hekuba which proceeded north to loarn
where thc eruption had occurred. They
found thc island of Siao covered with ashes,
but were told that the eruption had occurred at Sangir, thirty miles further north
Then thoy went on to Sangir and found all
the western part of the island buried in
ashes and men engaged in digging out the
houses at Turona, the western port of the
island. The cocoanut trees were all destroyed and the people did not know when
Ormsby arrived how large thc loss of life
The vessel went along the wesl coast,
slopping al the villages and sending rice
ashore, as the people were without food.
Ormsby reports that many of the people
were frightfully burned and maimed. As
the vessel steamed up the coast it could see
the cocoanut trees with all their leaves
broken and hanging down and covered with
ashes even where the hills sheltered the
southern end of the island from the big
volcano to the north.
Tarona is separated from the volcano by-
lofty hills, No loss of life occurred in the
town, though it was nearly buried in ashes
and many of the lightly built native houses
were crushed by the weight. Behind tlie
hills the visitors saw a number of mud
streams composed of ashes and hot water
that had issued from the crater. These
streams had flowed to the sea, a distance of
several miles, and had poured down the
mountain with great velocity, cutting in
some plaices channels forty to fiftj feet deep
in the soft earth of the plain. There were
three principal mud rivers and a number of
smaller streams.
The party tried to walk through the
jungle in this plain, hut it was impossible
to make any progress, as the branches of
the trees and the undergrowth were all
broken down and covered with ashes, which
had been changed to mud by the rain,
They saw some natives who were endeavor
ing to get into the jungle to look for the
bodies of their friends. Tho whole place
smelled strongly of sulphur, and between
the sun above and the steaming earth below
" Yei i remember you perfectly -now," I crater, and whole villages were buried. Of
said Dr Calo ery quietly, lin'. he was fony men who went into the juntde from
not thinking of I ��� iu ite, orof thecaptain, Tarona just, before the eruption only ono
orol ' e governess; hi was not thinking got back alive, The eruption was distinct-
even of Irene, or of what �� brute she was; fy heard at Sandakan, which is nearly 500
going to marry. He was thinking of those miles from Sangir. At last reports vessels
water restei; he wu wondering how had gone from the Philllplne Islands with
Signor Merrick had come back from death's | provisions and other supplies for the sui-
Even hi;
b'.m back       ^^^^^^^
scientlfii   discovery  be hai
himself,   and   he   despised   his   patients.
But  he    Wat   making   quite   a   fortune
by   simply   submitting to ciroumstanoes;
and  every  feu   he   caned   wus  bringing
him nearer to his heart's desire.
So '.van went on till Dr.  Calo achieved
I am interest it /.    i... ifti rail?
'��� *lo interesting that
It wus no' a stethoscope whl h Dr. Calo
suddenly presented at his patient, and not
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_,   . at the chest, but, at the brain.   Ore
more than local fame, and, In an incredibly Uhot, and Merrick lay at the dootora feet
short while, he bade fair to find Bari alto- j M doad as he ought to have been years ago,
gcther too narrow a sphere.    Meanwhile, ,.
though his peculiarities of manner grew! Hm^^^^b
upon him, they ceased to tell against him. |    " Anfl   nw>   Blgnori,    exclaimed   Dr. [pocket,  an,
He did not become a whit less hard, and  ,'""1" Florianl, the young and rising ad-
unsympathetic., and tactless, and cold ; but j voeate whom the prisoner at the bar had
it seemed lis if that old  French professor, i summoned from Naples to defend him from
in prophesying evil things, had only demon-1,,1(: "barge of murder-" and now, signori,
  'o rest the defence of our
slrated his own want of knowledge of character and of the world.
" Is Dr. Calo in ? ia he disengaged ?"
So, early one morning, the doctor's man-
servant was accosted by a stranger whoso
appearance was certainly not such as to
warrant a visit to a physician on his own
account.   Ho was a man in the prime of
life, overflowing with radiant health and
" The doctor can give you a few min-
1 scorn to resi me rioienco ot onr eminent
fellow-citizen upon any common grounds, f
will not insult him, or science, or intelligence 'ike yours, hy suggesting that ho is
insane. I call no witness,-,; what could I hoy
prove more than I can declare? You ask,
what was my client's motive for that deed
of which he stands accusod and which hn
through mc, scornii to deny? Was it growl
of money ? No; by that man's death
forfeited a tee of fifty thousand lire.    Was I tines."
Lions ana Lavender Water-
A lady correspondent writes to tho Daily
Telegraph stating that a recent article
in that journal on the influence of music
put) i ertain inim d�� reminded her of a visit
which -he paid, four or five years ago, lo a
country menagerie, 9he wis aooompanied
by her brotl ei 'ic hoe Rev, G, Wood who
w ihi I to demonstrate ton purty the effect
apon the brute creation. " No
woner, ihe state, " were wc noar theoages
ion aining 'Ic- lions and tigers linn they gol
restless and rubbed themsolvos against the
bars, evidently recognising a friend in my
brother. They received his eareisoi with
much pleasure, though apparently with the
expectation of something more to oome,
Upon  his taking  a small  bottle from one
some plocei of thlok bi own
paper from another, their exoitement in
creased. Ife poured a little lavender water
npon tho paper, and, sailing eaoh animal by
name, prosontod It upon a stick to tho
favored one who, on taking ii, rubbed lho
paper upon paws, cheeks, and back, and indulged in oilier in,ti'-Jt, all expressive of ex-
tremo delight.    When tw-i animals wore in
om go, the favored possessor of the scent
would lio down upon the paper and roll
over und over upon il lo keep it from ils dis
appointed inate. The strange part of the
mailer was Ihal nn other scent .than laven-
lor water hud any attraction for these crea-
The kid suddenly put up a lip and uttered
a dismal wail.
"Justso���I sec���want to come to your
father's arms. All right, my boy; come
along." |
He extended his arms with a smile, but
thc wail broko into a howl and the child
began kicking.
"Don't want to get up, eh? All right,
blossom. Cuddle down and think of angels
while I push you around and sing 'The Old
Kentucky Home.' What in earth is all this
row about?"
The kid's kicks became more vigorous and
bis yells moro enthusiastic, while his face
turned a strawberry color and his eyes
bulged out.
" Probably takes me for a stranger, and
I'd better lift him up and convince him to
the contrary," muttered Mr. Bowser as he
proceeded to carry out the idea.
Thc child kicked, and struggled, and yelled, and though Mr. Bowser went galloping
around tho room and yelled " Hi! Hi I he
failed to produce a diversion. He stood
before the mirror and bounced the child up
and down, but it was no go. Ho sat down
to rock, but the yells became shrieks.
" Swallowed a thimble, or a spool, or the
tack hammer, probably, and wants turning
upside down.   I've told Mrs. Bowser more
than a million "
The kid was turned head downward, but
no thimble, or spool, or tack hammer was
dislodged from his gullet. If he had slyly
swallowed a section of garden hose or a coal
scuttle it was too late to recover them.
When this fact became apparent .Mr. Bowser
changed ends with him and began to canter
around. He jumped over a chair, jumped
upon the lounge and'oil'again, kicked a
footstool half way to thc ceiling, and rushed buck and forth through the Japanese
curtains in a way which took three or four
strands with him every time. The boy let
up for a minute, but only to get a bettor
hold. When ho turned on steam again ho
lifted the neighbors off tlicir chairs and
every hair on Mr. Bowser's head stood on
" Consarn him, but what on earth is the
matter I" shouted the father as he tossed
him in every direction. " I'll bet a dollar
to a cent that he's got a darning needle
sticking into his leg about fifteen rods !
I've warned Mr. Bowser time and again that
she would bu the  death .   Shut up !
What you need, young nun, is a good dressing down, and I'll give it to you in about
ten seconds ! I won't wait ten seconds ! I
won't wait two I I'll give it to you right oft
now I"
But he didn't. There was a clattering of
feet, a rush through the hall, and as some
one snatched the child from his arms four or
five neighbors oxcitedly demanded information. When they had departed, satisfied
that no one had boon killed, Mrs. Bowser
asked :
" How did he come to wake up ? What's
the reason you couldn't pacify him ?"
" Whom do you refer to ?" ho icily replied.
" Why, to our child, of course."
" I don't know anything about ' our
child,' Mrs, Bowser. I have nn child and I
thank heaven that I haven't I If you've
been to an orphan asylum and adopted a
howling, shrieking, boo-hooing, bellowing
bald-headed foundling then it's your business to take care of him ! I want nothing
whatever to do with him���don't even want
to sec him I Good night, Mrs. Bowser!"
vtiipi, nn <>y <mi nun Away n BonrClung
Ton I.011!; lo llll' Seal
Elias C. Baker, of Willow Creek, drove
his ox cart up a steep hill last Wednesday to
a piece of new hind three-quarters of a mile
from bis house. He hud burned the lot
over a few days before, and he took up three
bags of rye to sow on the land. After he
had unloaded the grain and lhc harrow he
blocked the wheels of thc cart at the head
of the dugway, unhitched the oxen and let
them browse in the bushes while he was
sowing the rye. There is a dense piece of
hemlock woods along the upper side of the
field, and while Baker was burning the fallow he had seen a bear in the edge of the
woods three or four times. Thinking that
tho bear might show itself again, linker
put a double-barrelled rillo in the cart at the
When he bad finished sowing the rye ho
placed the empty bags on top of his dinner
basket in the front end of the cart and pulled some hay over them. Then he cocked
both barrels of the rifle and plaoed it baok
of the near wheel, whore he could grab it
quickly iu case bc got a glimpse of the bear.
Then he hitched lhe oxen lo the burrow and
went to drugging in the grain.
A little before noon Baker spied a hear
smelling around the curt while ho was at
Ihe further end Ol the field. He immediately turned the oxen toward lhe woods for
fear they would run away if they saw the
bear, and then he ran down ton brush fence
and stole along it toward the cart, thinking
to grab the rillo before the bear could get to
the woods. He hadn't gone five rods along
the fence when he saw thc bear climb into
the front end of the cart and begin to paw
lhc hay and bags oil of his dinner basket.
Baker slopped, and the bear seized thc basket in his paws, sat up on his hindquarters,
and tore il open.
The bear's weigh t and movemen Is unlroscn-
cd the block behind the wheels, and just as
the greedy brute had started to gobble down
Baker's dinner the cart began to run backward down thc dugway, with lhe end of the
tongue dragging on the ground. The bear
flung the basket into tho air the moment lie
saw the cart was in motion, and undertook
to back out of the cart. He changed his
mind when he saw how fast he was riding,
and Baker cut across the field toward the
dugway just in time to sec thc bear get
back in the box and cling to the sides of it.
He was gnashing his teeth and snarling,
but be was afraid lo jump, and when Baker
yelled to him be turned square around until
his snout was over the tongue of the cart.
Baker chased the runaway, and a fow
yards further down the off w^eel of the
cart struck a stump. The rifle cracked and
the bear went end over end out of the standing cart and into the bushes at the lower
side of the dugway. Baker found blood in
the cart, and when bo took up the rifle he
discovered that both barrels had gone off,
He could hear the bear thrashing in the
bushes several rods below the road*and
when he had righted the cart he got a club
i nd went in search of him, fie found the
icar lying dead near the creek twenty rods
from the dugway. Just back of his left
foreleg there was a hole as big us a man's
fist, and linker cut him open and found
that both bullets had lodged in his throat.
llr supplied i��� iiis Lawn '*>' Means or nn
trllllciul Tube.
Not many poople who have seen tbe useful sprinter (lood Day perform over the
local Iraeks kuow that the pure free air is
drawn into his lungs through an artificial
lube in his throat. Royally bred, Good
Day gave promise of great things curly, but
an attack of lung fever made him a hopeless
roarer,and he fell iulo the hauls of Dr,
I.'. W. Crowley, a St, Louis veterinary surgeon and race horse owner, whose stable is
now racing at Hawthorne, Dr. Crowley
loomed tofeel lhat Good Day was not lost
to the turf and prepared to save him. Incisions were made into the throat and
I raohoal tube, and tho horse began to breathe
freely and easily. Two crescent-shaped
lubes, scooped out liken shoehorn, were
blind into each other in such a way that one
u be passes into lhe upper part of the trachea,
fhllo ibo other hangs into thc lower
pari, Tlio purls of the instrument that arc
visible aro Ihe Hhank of lho larger born and
llie Hal, round disks at the outer ends of
the horns, snugly filling against each other
so that they look like one disk, threo inches
in diameter, with an aperture as big as a
nickel, through which the air is carried to
ihe lungs. Any one seeing Coo (Day in his
mad flight up the stretch would never know
bul lhat he was as sound as the struggling
beasts behind him."
Dr. Crowley wanted to perform the same
operation on FI llio Hey some few years
luck, and could have saved that grand horse
io the turf, but Theodore Winters would
not ullow it,
Bare Minerals aud Their Uses.
There i.s an aluminum boat,
An ounce of iridium yields from 5,000 to
10,0110 pen points.
Aluminum is being used to shoo racehorses.
A Vermont man Ins an aluminum nose,
Aluminum is practically unatlaeked by
fruit juices, condensed milk and the various
constituents of preserved meats and vegetables.
Platinum vessels for concentrating acids
are now made on an" mproved plan, tho new
feature being that of coating the plating
with gold. Such a coating, ilis found, adds
materially to the life of the vessel,
It is popularly supposed lhat aluminum
is th lightest of metals, hut this is not the
case. Magnesium is one-thiid lighter, and
is harder, tougher and denser. Until recently it was cheaper thin aluminum. It is
less affected by alkali than the latter metal
and takes a high polish.
A new mineral, not unlike asbestos in its
properties, has been diseoveied in immense
deposits in the United States of Columbia.
It is stated to be thc color of amber, perfect-
y transparent and incombustible. Experiments indicate that it will be of great value
for making bank-note paper and us a fire-
proofing material. A white varnish has
been extracted from it.
The Babbit Plague.
Queensland is dreading the invasion of
rabbits, which have worked so much havoc
in other Australian colonies and have recently become a scourgo in some of the chief
wool-producingcentres of New South Wales.
Border fences are being erected, and Queensland newspapers contain minute instructions
for the destruction of the dreaded animals.
In tho dry season tanks of poisoned water
arc laid for the rabbits, and when they are
not likely to want wator poisoned grain and
sticks are freely distributed. A Brisbane
paper says that in New South Wales millions of rabbits have heen killed, with
poisoned sticks, which are laid along the
banks of rivers, creeks, lagoons and water-
holes, The twigs which rabbit! most prefer are sandalwood emu bush and turpentine hush, and aie cut in lengths of about
12 inches. Smoking out is sometimes accomplished by means of bisulphide of carbon. A piece of wool or cloth saturated
with the carbon is inserted into the mouth
of one burrow, all the othcr burrows boing
blocked. The piece of wool is then set ou
fire, the remaining burrows filled in, and
the fumes penetrate throughout the workings and suffocate all tho raobits that are in
Of No Use flow.
Nellie Fosdick���Papa, you might as well
take down the front gate and fence.
Fosdick pere���Why, daughter, you always have objected to their removal.
Nellie Fosdick���Yes, but the city authorities have hung an electric light right in
front of'the house.
The Great Obstacle.
I'erdita���Well, Jack and I are to be married at last, and we are so happy.
Penelope���Did you and Jack have much
trouble gettingyonr father's consent?
Perdita���No , but papa and I had an awful loi of trouble getting Jack's consent, I
lUUi-llj fULiiLS.
The Giant lite-
Recently I read in a Connecticut paper
an account of a gicat kite which had been
made and flown by lour Connecticut boys.
Their kite, it was stated, was sixteen and
a half feet high by twelve feet wide ; the tail
was one hundred and forty feet long and the
rope line twelve hundred feet,
This kite wus launched in the air and
raised to a height of a thousand feet, where
it flew for several hours, at the first trial.
The boys are certainly to be congratulated
on their success,
We arc told that this was the largestkite
ever made and successfully raised in this
oountry or thc world. 1 shall not deny this
but 1 think I remember an account which
was current about ten years ago of a kite,
made in Missouri, that wus as large as this.
And I may, perhaps, be permitted to speak
of a kite made about fifteen years ago, by a
party of five boys, in Maine.
I was one of the boys. Ours differed from
the Conneotiout kite In the respect that it
was what we then termed a "bow-head," us
distinguished from a "square" kite. The
upright stick was nearly fifteen feet high,
and the "yard" or crosspiece twelve feet
long. The "bow" wus a cleft strip of flexible white ash ; and I suppose that the surface presented to the wind must have been,
on account of the curve of thc bow-head, as
great as thut of tbo Connecticut kite.
But the tail of our kilo was less than
one-half as long as that ouo : and instead of
burlap for "flyers," we made use of light,
thin strips of dry cedar, two feet long,each
knotted exactly in its middle into the tall
Moreover, onr kite was not covered with
canvas, but with cheap, unbleached cotton
cloth : and for a lino we bad a miscellaneous
collection of clothes-lines.
How Some of Them Hoard Wcalth-Por-
limes ( a inert by "lifgarrtUncsj,
Occasionally mo i  have become miserly
from good motive.-; as did an Italian physi.
cian, who de
enietl Inn self the common necessaries of life, pn 1 when died, mourned hy
none until bis w 11 was read, when it wus
learned lhat heh-1 ilis entire fort line to beex-
ponded in bringing water from the mountain
to his native village.   So, also, when Bethlehem hospital was built sn Fust End miser
gave a donation of ��100.   When the collector  called for Ihe amount, bo was found
scolding a servant for tbrowinf away a
match which hud not been burned at both
ends.   Misers are not confined  to one class
of the community, but have been, at least,
as common to the higher ranks as to the
lower.   John Churchill, first duke of Marlborough, was the greatest soldier in Europe.
Yet, when he was an old man, in order to
save   sixpence  from   carriage   hire,   he
would walk  from   the  public rooms   in
Bath to bis hotel in all kinds of weather.
He died worth, 11,000,000, which
to his bitterest enemy
Sir Harvey Elwes of Stoke, in Suffolk,
next to hoarding money, found his principal pleasure In netting partridges. He and
ids household, consisting of one man and
two maids, lived upon these.   In cold
FaCtS   un,!     Illllla   III' (.l'1'.-ll   llllei'l'sl   III
This lileclrlc Arc.
In 1600 Gilbert recorded tbat other bodies besides amber had electric properties.
The first electric machine, n globe of aid-
' phur, was made by Guerioke, llilT.
Glass globes for generating electricity,
used by Newton and others, about 1075.      i
In 17-0 Stephen Gray discovered that
electricity acts at a distance.
Lose introduced a metallic conductor for
ectric  light,  then   compared   to I
o electric machine about 1733.
The Leyden jar was invented by
in 174,'i, the battery by Winckler.
Franklin's theory of electricity and light-
in 1052, by means of a
The cl   ..6    ...,
bright moonlight, was exhibited iu Li	
iu 1807,
Wilde, in 1808, Iirsl generated ozone by
electricity, which he utilized to bleach
French Atlantic cable laid iu ISllll, from
Brest to Duxbury, Mass., a success.
Apjis's great induction  coil
large sparks exhibited I860,
Siemeus's light tried in the British nava
service and proved successful in 1871.
English syslem of postal telegraphy was
begun in 1,872. and proved a success.
Complete cable communication was established in I 872 between Australia and England���messages exchanged.
Tno loadi
or Buckihol
Missouri Bun
iulo   a
A St.
, bis grandson, Lord
ning demonstrated
Water decomposed  by  Cavendish
means of the electric spark in 1787.
A gold leaf electrometer was invented by
Bennett in 1789, and subsequently improved.
Madame Galvuni noticed the movi
of frogs' i
llreil    ^^^
lOuis, despatch snys:���The series
of highway robberies and burglaries that
have kept the inhabitants of the beautiful
giving very j suburb of Kirkwood bait frightened to
j death for the last month culminated the
other night in the death of one of the
burglars under remarkable circumstances.
About 1 o'clock Wilbur F. Warner, a St.
Louis wool factor, residing in Kirkwood,
was awakened by his wifo, who had seen a
light iu the hall. -Mr. Warner, like all
citizens of Kirkwood, I
._.���_���. u>���anu u, mmwoou, nad recently secured
Tho Brazil cable was laid and put in a double-barrelled shotgun, loaded it with
working order in 1873. heavy buckshot, and placed it in his bed-
I    The fourth cable wus laid by Great East-  room.   With tbis weapon in his hands he
by ! crn, from Ireland to Newfoundland in 1873, ' stol
^^^^^^^^^^^^^        helped out by
two or three balls of stout packing twine.
Altogether, we hud rather more than two
thousand feet of llight-line.
So far from making a successful flight at
the first trial, wc failed eight or ten times
in our attempts to raise the kite. During
the most of one day we were experimenting
with the tail, the length of which wc were
obliged to reduce. Our previous experience
had been with small bow-head kites only.
But at lust wc succeeded in raising our
kite, and kept it up for fully an hour. It
never " floated serenely in the cerulean
depths," but required to be humored and
It was a littlo inclined to bob and dive,
and to race or bolt, sidewise.
It was toward tbe end of September. One
day the wind blew heavily, and we had a
great deal of spon. Four strong boys could
have held the kite at any time, I think, if
tbey had placed themselves in a good position ; but several times it "got us on the
run," und we hart lively struggles to secure
ground bold again.
ait a fence or stone wall wo could generally manage to anchor ; and al, last we attache:! a log of wood to the ground-end of
the line to serve as a drag. This device
was not wholly satisfactory, for the drag
tripped us us we played the kite.
Flying it was extremely nctive exercise,
as well as remarkably good fun. We were
in constant perspiration, and shouted and
laughed uproariously at our play.
Once the kite fell into a maple grove, and
to disentangle it gave us a great deal of
trouble. ,On the same day, too, it fell into
a small pond, and was dragged ashore very
wet; but wo wero astonished to find that
our kite flew better when it was (lamp than
when it was dry. This gave us a hint and
we brought out water after that to sprinkle
it with.
We raised it on four different windy days
that autumn. The last day���as I see from
a note on thc fly-leaf of my old arithmetic
���was the 28th of October.
It was u gusty day. After wo had kept
the kite aloft for an hour or more, it began
to dive and presently plunged to the ground
in spite of our best endeavors at playing it.
There is no accounting for what a kite v
do. aWT
Just at the moment when the refractory
giant came tumbling down, a farmer happened to be driving an ox-team along the
road which led into the village near us. His
rack-cart was loaded with barrels of apples,
and drawn by four not very well broken
The cattle caught sight of the big kite,
driving down toward them from aloft. They
took fright, plunged and ran. The farmer
shouted, " Whoa, hush I Whoa I" He ran
madly and branished his good-stick. But
he was totally unable to control his unruly
team, The oxen charged away wildly down
the road, the cart lumbering crazily after
There was great noise and tumult on the
road, as you may imagine, First one barrel of apples, then another and another fell
off the cart. Two or three burst open, and
the highway was strewn with Baldwins.
In the end, however, not much damage
was done to tho precious cargo nor to the
conveyance itself. The apples were gathered up with our very willing assistance, and
the barrels re-headed, But the man was
vindictive and threatened our fathers with
a suit for damages,
No such proceedings were taken, hut one
of the selectmen of the town favored us
with a lecture, and loi bade us to raise the
kite in future.
Yielding to the majesty of public opinion
and the law, we dismantled our kite. For
some reason nearly every one entertained a
prejudice against it. But we were far from
satisfied, and resolved to try again another
year, taking advantage of the experience
that wo had gained in our experiment, and
remedying the defects of our first "giant
But alas for tho schemes of boys���and
men I By another year other labors and occupations engrossed us; and if our big
" bow head " ever had a sucoessor iu our
village, it wus mude by other hands than
upon uiese.   in cold or
wet weather Sir Harvey would walk up and
down his ball to save tire.    His clothes cost
him nothing, for he ransaciced old diesis
and wardrobes und wore these of his unoes-
tors.   When he died the only tear shed was
by his servant, to whom  he left u farm ;
value, t'jO per annum.   The whole of his
property was left to his  nephew, John
Maggott. who thus inherited real and personal estate valued at ��250,000, on condition that he would assume the name and
arms of Elwes.   Ofthisman, who is better
known as John Elwes thc miser, the following story is told : His nephew, Colonel
Timms, visited him at Marohain, and, after
retiring to rest, found himself wet through.
Finding that the rain was dripping through
tho ceiling, he moved the bed.   He had not
h.in  long before  the same  inconvenience
again occurred.   Again he arose, und again
tlie rain came down.   After pushing the
bed quite round the room, he found a corner
where the ceiling was better secured, and
slept until morning, When he met his uncle
at breakfast lie told him what had happened.   " Aye, uye," said Mr. Flwes, "I don't
mind it myself, but to those who do, that's
a nice comer in the rain."   Mr. and Miss
Dancer were reputed the most notorious
misers   of the eighteenth  century.   The
manner in which  this couple  were found,
after death, to have disposed of their wealth
wus even more strange than could huve been
their  methods of acquiring it.  The total
value was ��20,000 which was thus disposed
of; Two thousand five hundred pounds was
found under a dunghill; t'500 in an old coat
nailed to the manger in the stable ; ��1)00 in
notes were hidden away in an old teapot;
the chimney yielded ��2,000, stowed in nineteen separate crevices.   Several jugs filled
with coin were secreted in the stable loft,
Kev. Mr. Jones of Blewbury, with a nest
egg of ��200 and a stipend amounting to 1'50
per annum, left at death the sum of ��111,-
000.   He had been rector of his parish for
forty years, und during all that time only
one person hud been known to sit at his
festal table.   No fire was ever lighted in
his house, nor  was a servant  kept.   In
winter he would visit his parishioners, to
keep himself from starving of cold, rather
thau light a fire at thc rectory,   As like
affects like, so it is with misers ; and gold
will go where gold is.    This is strikingly
illustrated by the act of a celebrated Greek,
one Dichoeus Dichoenus, a descendant of
the Byzantine emperors.   This man, by the
exercise of extreme niggardliness, managed
to amass the sum of ��10,000���an immense
fortune in those days.  Then came the question, to whom should he leave it.   One day
a distant relative sent him a letter written
upon a square inch of paper; this was sufficient.   Iu the fitness of things the parsimonious correspondent became the miser's
It has sometimes happened that persons
little deserving, and even rulers, have reaped the harvests which misers have painfully
sowu.   The life ot Vandille is a proof of
this.   The man lived upon bread and milk,
with the addition of a small glass of sour
wine on Saturdays.   At his death he left
��800,000 to the king of France.   Audley, j
the commonwealth miser, saved ��400,000,
all of which reverted to the government. A
merchant died at Ispahan  in the earlier
part of this century, who had for many
years denied himself and hia son every support except a crust of coarse bread.   On a
certain occasion he was overtempted to buy
a piece of cheese, but, reproaching himself
with extravagance, he put the cheese into
a bottle and contented himself, and obliged
the boy to do the same, with rubbing the
crust against the bottle, enjoying the cheese
in imagination,   One day, returning home
later than usual, the merchant found his
son eating his crust, which he constantly
rubbed against the door.   "What are you
about, you fool ?" was bis exclamation. "It
is dinner time, father.   You have the key,
to, as f could not open the door, I wus rubbing my bread against it. as I could not get
to the bottle.''   "Cannot you go without
cheese one day, you luxurious littlo rascal?
You'll  never  be  rich."   And  the angry
miser kicked thc poor boy for not having
been able to deny himself tbe ideal gratification,��� fC'assell s Saturday Journal.
.  ...voments
muscles in contact with metals iu
a, 69,"
Tho first galvanic battery constructed by
Galvani, in I7IH, after many experiments.
Experiments on animals were mude with
galvanism by Fowler In 17'.','!.
Davy, by the use of carbon point
iluccd lhe first electric light in 1802.
In 1815 numerous
  .��� ..,,���, ,.iauie cautiously out of  the bedroom
Plant electricity discovered by Sanderson j looked over the
and reported to the  British association
in  certain
laid by tl.o
There was a
be carried a
d on heavy
is examining
, Bell's telephone, invented in li'77, success-
uhy used over eighteen miles of ivire.
improvements in the
altery were made by Wolkstou | New Zoaian
ami others.
f i1",'1?-' lV,ol,lnst0"' by means of a power-
IlU     thimble     battery, ignited platinum Tbe West India company placed electric
l.-i' .,           ..     , lights on its London docks in 1S77
Eleetro.magnet.sm began 1819 with Oer- Quadruplex telegraphy, four n   suites on
GoLaZT.^��� eti��nt ��," ,hc ,,ce,,k onc "���"* accomplished in 18 7.       *
1820    Manv  mnlV<!nt0d. ''y 1'Tre *"     Msoil's Phonograph invented in IS77;
inventor ^ lmpioven'ents m***le by later wax andjinfoil used to record sounds.
>,������   '��� . In IS", a system of liiibtini; street"
siZ 1* T{mentS-W 't maSnct8 an(1 1-y "-Icotricitywas devis d by Fox
spiral wires were begun in 1820. |   Edison's eleotri '
in 1,8.0 Arago magnetized a needle by a'patented in 1,8
battery wire and attached iron fillings, 	
man in the hall below and
candle in his   baud.   He   h
stockings, no shoes, and be w
the bats on tbe hut ruck.
Warner raised his gun, took deliberate
aim, and ht go both barrels. The candle
dropped and Went out, there was a horrible
groan, and lhe sound of u man reeling
against the front door. While Warner
��� stood horrified at his own uct the wOUlldec
puis were u wait ing him with a wagon, \\ ar
ner hoard bin. say: "Good-bye, boys,
they've got me this time," and then he
hoard Iwo more shots ami the wagon was
driven rupidlyaway
Meanwhile, the people in the neighborhood, aroused by the reports, came rushing
to the scene. They found the body of the
burglar iu a little gully near the house. He
was dead. Warner's shot bad made a terrible wound in his stomach. One of the
other shots had gono through his brain.
*'ear thc body was foun<'
Electricity proved   to exist
kinds of fish by Cavendish in I
The sixth Atlantic cable was
Great Eastern in 1871.
In IS7-". a conference  was held in  Si.
Petersburg al lhe invitation of the czar.
In 1875 tbo number of messages in Great
Britain amounted lo 20,000,000, mm 	
Tho electric light was first used for pho- : burglar made Ids way outside to where bis
tography by Vander Woyde in l87ti. I n��l��u.o����.��..i.i���*���' '������'	
A direet cable line was opened between
d London in 1870.
,  ,      ,,,        j  - a revolver, and iu
Ampere employed!,,^
1820 y '" Se      g  "'eesage3 in '' - ��"A teloPh��ne company w
PnnoM. ���.,,������ .1       ,i ''" l,s"s' and applied for right to lay wires.
teleZl    StT'   ,o vCC'nmt of his I   K,eot,'i(; li8'*ta intfod*'<!e*1 ���'��� * 'g��vem.
telegraph, perfected about 1820. ment arsenal at Woolwich in 1878.
telenhon   ?�����'���. ThTM Wc,ho fi,st     0,lices aml workrooms of London Times
telephone, unented and used m 1821. lighted by electric light in 1878.
magneticItZIT   i oo the0''y ��f olectr��-     Tlie electric li&llt wus inttodmed into the
Tl e fi���tt       ' lb"; ���   ., I government offices in Westminster in 1878,
ihe hrst electro-magnet, In the form now     "
' .
used, was made by Faraday in 182,"
Faraday produced a spark by separating
a keeper from a magnet in 1831,
Magneto-electric machines first wore made
in Puris in 1832, in London in 1833.
Telegraphs invented by Schilling in 1833,
by Mason and Morse in 1837.   --
Wheatstone in 1834, calculated the vel-J producing many
ocity of electricity to bo 570,000 feet a| In 1878 there
In 1831 Faraday proved the strength of a
battery to depend on the number of plates.
In 1835 Botto of Turin constructel crude
electric carriages to run on rails.
Wheatstone, in 18311, constructed a machine and signaled through four miles of
Dynamo machines wero in  1878 ordered
The magnetic needle telegraph patented
by Cooke and W heatstone.
The electrotype was invented simultaneously by Spencer and Jacobi in 1837.
Sturgeon's experiments with abar of iron
and the magnetic current were made in
Telegraph line set upon the Great Western railway. England, in 1S3S.
In 1838 Davidson built un electric car
with a speed of tour miles.
Wheatstone drew plans for a cable between Culais und Dover in 1840.
Wheatstone patented hissystem of alpha-
betical printing telegraph in 1841,
Woolwich, in 1842, first uppliod magneto-
electricity to electro-plating metals.
Imperfect system of telegraphy'devised
by Lesarge and others about 1744.
The first line in America was laid between Washington and Baltimore in 1844.
A device for controlling the electric light
was patented in 1846 by Staite.
Transmission by an insulated wire shown
ble by Watson, 1747.
A Canadian Pacific Link-
The work on the Chipnowa and Queens-
ton road, which is being built between those
two points by tho Canadian Pacific, is progressing rapidly. The grade for tho entire
fifteen miles is nearly finished and the rails
nro laid from Chippewa to near the Whirlpool. A great iron bridge 200 feet long and
120 feel high carries lho road over the
Whirlpool gorge. It consists of five spans.
The road, it is expected, will bo in operation by next spring, when connection will
bc made at Chippewa by boat to Buffalo,
and ut Qlieonstotl by boat to Lowlston,
Niagara and Toronto.-[Buffalo Express,  ''
Modern Type Boats Enable Vraiclmrn In
.Unke a Living.
"Business has been a fair average this
year for vesselmen on llie upper lakes, " remarked a well-known Toronto vessel-owner
to a reporter.   "You see, it is like this:
The vessels now doing the greater part of
the trade up there are of the most modern
type, the old-timers having been crowded
out. Some of them are engaged in the
lumber-carrying tra le from Georgian Bay
ports to Detroit River ports, while others
are now carrying coal  on  Lake Ontario.
The freights nre now so low that, were
it not for the improvement and larger type
of vessels we now have, we could not engage erai;
in the business. \\ hy, rates that are now ""
classed as medium would a few years ago
have been considered starvation rates.
And the reason that we oan live under them
Ii that it actually requires but little more
to run the larger boats than it does the
smaller. It is the improved tools, as it
were, that enable us to do thc work cheaper (ban formerly and with a margin of prof-
it." i
tobepossi      w
A scheme for a channel cable was pre
seated to Louis Philippe by Brett in 1847.
First cablo between Calais and Dover a
failure, cable cut on a rocky ridge, 1850.
Permission given by Napoleon for a cable
to England, 1847.   Cable laid, 1850.
Electrotyping of wood cuts and plates for
printing was first employed iu 1850.
New cable between Calais and Dover.
Stock quotations from Paris to London,
An electric locomotive built in 1851 and
exhibited at the Mechanic's fair in Boston.
An Atlantic cable was first projected in
1853 by Cooper, Field and others.
Siemen's armature was invented and applied to practical uso in the year 1854.
An electric time-ball set up in Comhill,
London, by French, in 1856.
The laying of the Atlantic cable was begun at Valentia, in Ireland, in 1857.
Manufacture of Atlantic cable was begun in 1857, and 2,500 miles completed.
First attempts to lay the cable in 1857 a
failure, the cable repeatedly snapping.
In 1858 efforts to lay the cable failed on
account of a sevcro storm.
In 1858 the third attempt to lay tho cable
succeeded ; 2,050 miles cable laid.
The first aignnls passed between Europe
and America in 1858, Communication
Communication by land and sea established between London and Constantinople in
Westminster bridge was brilliantly illuminated by the electric light iu 1858.
An electric light, devised by Holmes, was
tried in a Hover lighthouse in 1858,
In 185!) Bonelli devised a method of using
electricity in weaving,
A new company to lay another Atlantic
cable was formed in 18110.
The Greenwich clock electrically connected with several London railway clocks in
The French government in 1S01 ordered
electric lights tor ils light-houses.
An electric telephone, invented hy Reis,
at Frankfort, 111 H01, a partial success.
In 1802 150,000 miles of toiegtaph wiro
and cable were in use iu tlio world.
In 1802 there wore 15,000 milos of tele-
oh wiro in Great Britain.
Phonograph patented in England by Fen-
by in 1803, considered a pretty toy.
Complete line of cublo and tolegraph opened between London and Bombay in 1805.
Ntw coble made in 1800 laid by Groat
Eastern and proved successful. Messages,
by lhe British Government for the Lizard
The first theatre, the Gaiety, of London,
lighted throughout by electricity In 1878.
Siemeus's  machines  were ordered  for
light-bouse service on the Lizards in 1871).
Edison announced iu 1878 a method of
lights from his machine.
was a panic in gas stocks
on account of Edison's invention.
Albert hall, Loudon, illuminated by electricity in 1879.
Grand exhibition of electric lights and
apparatus in 1879.
A committee of parliament in 1879 reported unfavorably on the electric light for
Electric lights were placed ou Thames
embankment in 1,879.
Formation of nitric and othcr acids in the
air by electric light proven in 1879.
Thc  South African cable between Mozambique and Natal was completed in 1879.
First electric railroad opened for traffic
in Berlin in 1879.   Ran during exposition,
Iu 1880 *��� icinens applied lhe electric light
to the forcing of llowers in green-houses.
Telephone wires laid botween Liverpool
uud Manchester.
The eleclric furnace was built by Siemens
in 18S0 nnd exhibited at work.
British government in 188) ordered 20,000
telephones for use in the postal service.
Edison's electric railway constructed at
Menlo park in 1880.   Locomotive used.
Electricity was first transported   from
placo to pluce in a portable form in 1881.
A process for transmitting pictures to a
distance was invented by Bidwell in 1881.
In 1888 three leading systems of electric
road���overhead, underground and storage.
In 1889 electric saws, the electric cautery
and light used in surgery and dentistry.
In 1890 260 electric railways, 3,000 cars,
1,733 miles, carrying 1,200,000 passengers
In 1S90 electricity used in the ixecution
of a criminal in New Y'ork.
In 1891 the Bell telephone company had
239,633 miles of wire and 171,434 subscribers.
In 1891 the Western Union received $23,
031,326.59; theproritawcre$6,605,584.75.
In 1891 the Western Union had 715, 591
miles of v ire;   sent 59,148,313 messages.
Over 700 patents issued for application of
electricity to household uses, to 1892.
In ten years over 1,700 patents issued for
application of electricity to industry.
Over 14,000 patents have been issued by
tbe United States for application of electricity.
OverOfOpalents issued for the use of electricity in medicine and surgery,
iiii 1878. | lied as Henry Hall, a respected citizen of
as established j Des Peres, a little village adjacent to Kirkwood. He was ostensibly a trader, and
was considered by all bis neighbors an upright man. The most plausible and tbe
generally accepted theory is that Hull's
companions, when they found him fatally
wounded and discovery unavoidable, put a
bullet through his brain to end bis sufferings and prevent him from telling what he
knew. On this point W. 8. Bodley, City
Attorney of Kirkwood, says:
"It's an organized and desperate gang
that Hall was a member of, They are living
right among the people on whom tbey prey,
Tbe members of the gang are doubtless men
in Hall's station of life, living quietly in the
small adjacent settlements. They could not
risk discovery by allowing their wounded
comrade to fall into the bands of tbe
authorities, and therefore blew his brains
out before they dro e off."
The Turnpikes of Scotland.
Down to the middle of the eighteenth
century tho roads of .Scotland were of the
poorest character. Goods convoyed from
place to place, whero tho distances were not
great, were conveyed on hoisoback. Oatmeal, coals, turf, and even straw and hay
were thus conveyed, That was the era of
"cadgers." They suppliod thc country
with salt, fish, eggs, and poultry. For
longer routes carts were used. Through Ihis
very region, to go a distance of thirty-eight
miles and return required fourteen days. It
took foiittcon days, in 1873, to go from here
to London, Considering how old is tbo supposed civilization of the country, one is surprised to read of one of its chief routes of
travel as follov 81
" I know not how to describe this infernal
road. Let mo most seriously caution all
travelers who may accidentally propose to
travel this terrible country to avoid it as
they would the devi"
The l.aiiM Photographic Novell)-.
An announcement was made some weeks
ago that a Frenchman bad succeeded in
taking instantaneous photographs of the
lips of tt speaker, and in rccombining them
in a kind of zoetrope, so as to produce the
original movement, and enable a deal mute
to understand what was said.
It is now stated that the inventor has
improved on the process, and brought out
a new apparatus for combining ibe images,
the device being termed the phonoscope.
The changes of tbo lips in speaking are so
rapid that fifteen photographs a second arc
required to give a good result. The whole
head and bust of tbe speaker are reproduced
in the photograph so as to get the benefit of
tbe expression.
In the phonoscopes the positives are arranged around the periphery of a disc,
which is rapidly turned by a handle. A
second disc having a single window in it
opposite the plates is also rotated by the
same handle, but at a much higher rate of
speed than the other. A beam of sunlight
illuminates the plates from behind, and the
observer looking into the apparatus sees
them pass his eye one after the other in
such rapid succession as to produce the eliect
of a single image endowed with animation.
To produce this result it is necessary that at
least ten or twelve must pass the retina in
a second.
A Cobra's Venom.
A vivid notion of the intensity of a cobra's
venom is given by the experience of Dr.
Francis T. Bucklaud. He put a rat into a
cage with a snake of that species, and it
was killed after a plucky fight. Upon examining the skin of the dead rat immediately afterward he found two very minute
punctures, like small needle holes, where
the fangs of thc cobra had entered. Thc
flesh seemed already to have actually mortified in tho neighborhood of the wound,
Anxious to find out if the skin was
affected. Dr. Bucklaud scraped away the
hair from it with his finger nail. Then
he threw the rat away and started
homeward. Ho had not walked a hundred
yards before all of a sudden he felt as if
somebody had come behind him and struck
bim a severe blow on the head and neck.
At the samo time be experienced a most
acute pain and sense of oppression about
thc chest. He knew instantly thai he was
poisoned, and so lost no time in seeking an
apothecary shop, where he was dosed with
brandy and ammonia. He came very near
dyinv. Undoubtedly a small quantity of
venom had made its way into his system
through a little cut beneath bis nail, where
it bud been separated slightly from the
llesli in the process of cleaning ihe nail with
a pen-knife a little time before.
Lord Lome's New Office-
....,    .. Lord Lome was recently appointed by the
1 passed three carts | l*)uecn to be Governor Constableof Windsor
broken down inside of eighteen miles 0f | Castle, in succeaaiajn to the late Prince Vic-
execrable memory." tor of Hohcnlohe-Langcnburg. This is a
This is stated to show that roadmaking' Potent place and the salary is i'l200 a year,
even here is not an ancient science. The j I'"3 Governor Constable formerly had aset
first turnpike roads in Scotand won con- "' apartments in the castle, but that ar-
structod in 1760, and against tho violent j rangomentwasabolishedwhen Prince Albert
resistance and prejudices of the people, who', succeeded the Duke of Sussex in the office,
regarded roads as aidos to plunder. Except &80' course hn did not require an official
only the remains of tho Roman road, the | reaidc_nce.   TheQneen contemplates giving
as of course he did not require an official
'residence. TheQneen contemplates giving
Lord Lome apartments in one of the towers,
if a suitable set can be discovered, and lie
would keep them as long as ho holds the
office.   There was formerly a lieutenant-
improved roads of this country aro of comparatively recent origin, but are now constructed with tho iitmostcarcand maintained
with scrupulous fidelity, , , . ,, 	
<��  | governor of \\ indsor Castlo with a salary of
'Invy is an acknowledgment of the good ��700ayear,but Prince Albert abolished that
__^^^^^^^^������,   .         tune ��* othcr9' I office about 50 years ago.   It is now in con-
sivc action  was  discovered by Wilde in |    A man sentenced to be hanged is above templation to revive it for the benefit ol a
' '""��� suspicion, j popular member of the household,
The principle of accumulation by succcs-' fortune of others.
re a " " 	
1800, etnvan ,; i r.;. *. *��a4a*i
Cfy? ftootcnay Stat
ilMeOutcheon.        R. W. Northey,
Proprietor Editor.
SATURDAY. OCT. 15, 1892.
It seems rather foolish ou tbo part
Of Home prospectors who have made
B discovery of ore l<i keep tbo matter
secret, or at least "out of Ihe news-
papors." Hnd it not beeu for the
newspaper reports of the rich finds
mado there thin summer the Lardeau
would be just iih much nn unknown
country us it was a year ag", uud
capital would ho u long time coming
in to develop it. But uow its almost
limitless mineral wealth is rend of
wherever tho English language is
used. 'We always understood the
prospector wanted capital to help to
develop his prospect or buy it off his
bunds. But if be keeps the good
tidings looked in the breasts of himself and two or three companions
bow is thc capitalist to hear of il ?
Capitalists don't grow in this part of
the country. Tho news must, lie put
before tbem whore tbey arc, and what
medium can better aooompljsh this
than the newspaper ? We hope tbe
prospector who ho carefully kept the
news of bis recent strike from reaching this ollice will begin to seo things
differently. Hy sending io a true
statement of the find it would preclude tho possibility of any garbled
account being published. The following clipping from au American
exchange shows Hint there are some
prospectors ou the other sido who nre
nfflioted with tho same complaint :���
"There are a good many miners
grubbing away ou the smalltr eamps
iu Ibis and neighboring states who
have properties tbey want to sell or
develop, and who wonder why tbey
are neglected and why there is no
inquiry for thoir olaiins. Tho reason
is not far to seek. Tbe miners talk
among themselves, but take no trou.
bio to inform outside people of what
tl.ey have and what they are doing.
A.erohants who pursue this course
do not sell many goods. A camp to
amount to much must be advertised
in some way. It takes a very short
time to attract attention when a few
rich strikes are made, because things
aro heralded abroad and people learn
something about tho camp and the
other inities, If onr mining friends
iu snob camps as we refer to will
occasionally write ns about tbem ive
will be glad to publish their letters
and help advertise the camp. It is
not necessary to have experience in
Writing for the press, All we need
is tbe facts, and tbey can be put in
Bbape for pnblioation in this oflico,"
Merchant Millers, Moosomin, Assa.
B It A NDS i-
Dealers in all l-huls of
Prices given Sacked or in Bulk,    The (iuest  quality or OATMEAL
and CORNMEAL can be obtained in any sized sucks.
Quotations cheerfully furnished on applioat'on,
Special Attention given to tho British Columbia Trade.
Moosomin, N.W.T. and 25 Spark St. Ottawa, Ont.
It does not say very much for the
interest evinced in the prosperity of
this district when prospeotors send i
thoir Hiimples for assay nil the way to j
Sun Francisco, Vancouver, nud other
distnut points.   Wo have im assayer
in Revelstoke, nud another at Golden
���both men of ability and praotionl '
experience���wbo are thoroughly re- !
liable nnd competent to give a true j
BBsav of any ores submitted to them.
Last week's Miner coiitiiins u letter
addressed to Mr. Kellie, M, P. P.,
which for impudence and brutality
ran hardly be excelled. But " tbe
candid friend " is always brutal. Mr.
Kellie bus no reason to be ashamed of
having been " a policeman." Tbat is
h far superior position to a government jackal. .Air. Kellie would be
amply justified in taking the law in
bis owu hands iu this matter, but it
is to be hoped be will conduct himself
as a geutleiiinu, which evidently the
writer of snob a "candid" letter is not.
The N'ew Justices.
Owing to our having gone to pre.s
Jast Saturday nioruiny before the
arrival of the Western mail, which
brought news of the appointments
)i m Victoria, we could uot, in that
h-'iie, ofl'er uur congratulations to
Messrs. Fraser and Conrsier on tbeir
elevation to the bench Dot on th-
advertisement reaching this office we
i! -pped tbe press and dropped it in.
Mug too important to keep for a
*��b"le week, Iu ooogratnlaHng mir
genial leHow-lownsmen on the honor
11,11s conferred upon them we feol
sure wa are only eohoing tbe jener il
sentiment of the eitizi ns whon we
nay thai two gentlemen better fitted
for the position could hardly be
found 111 ibe town, We aln-adj
notice a graver walk and an ai ded
dignity in tbe general bearing of ibe
new J.P.'s, und Mr. Praser's " I ng-
sleeve" hat -eein-i to shine with tbi
lustre of the law accumulating beneath it.
Tho C, k K. N, I.'o. launched on
Thursday at the smelter wharf a new
sleam scow, which bus been in band
aboul thru mouths.' ft has been
ready for the water for some time,
bill bos been awaiting the nrrivul of
to.'no small portions of her maohln
try from Rpokans Kails Her ili-
lii'-lt.tions are about 7011. iu length,
'Mil beam, and a draught of about
ti inches She will be propelled bv n
Hern wheel, and will h- utilised for
carrying passengers and freight from
Hev, iMulit) to tbo load   of   Upper
Arrow Likkn (about 2H mllefl) when
��� be river gets too Imv for the steam
b ists to char the sandbars.   By ibis
Nakusp, Oct, 12th'.
Tbo Columbia arrived up unexpectedly about midnight last Friday,
and in consequence some intending
passengers got badly left���in bed.
One gentleman, who wished to make
oonuectious for England, will be detained a weok. Somo notice should
certainly have beon given of the
change of time.
It will not be advisable for the
owner or owners of the townsites to
visit Nakusp or New Pefiver jusl
now, as there is a lively rumor of a
large collection of stale eggs awaiting
tho arrival of the shillyshallying
nincompoops wbo have been dawd*-
ling all summer over the question
of the wagou road only to limi winter
close nt baud and nothing done. It
makes one siok to seo the way this
thing haa been mismanaged from
beginning to end by incompetent
red tape officials and tbe inhabitants
and mine owners bamfoozled by certain members of the Government
wbo seem to exist solely for the purpose of making everybody feel like
kicking them aud for tbo furtherance
of their own selfish ends. Thoro,
that's a pretty long seutenco, but it's
all true. These gentry will get tbeir
walking papers when tho constituency wakes up.
Jim Warduer has returned from
Tacoma and threatens to ship all his
ore by way of Kaslo) but wilb tbo
winter close at bund I Uoa't tbiuk
lbe snow will permit of much traffic
between Slooan aud Kaslo till next
summer. .Mr. Wardner has asked
T. H. Neault, tbe contractor, to give
an i sfim.tfe fer making a sleigh road
from here to Sloean Lake, and has
also offered him the contract foi
bringing out between 2,000 and 3,000
tons of ore tbis winter. We uuder-
Btand Mr. Neault lias named a very
low figure for each undertaking which
it is hoped Mr. Warduer will accept.
If be does, no one can have any
doubt that he will be the greatest
benefactor tho district baa yet had,
and will be pointed out by future
Naknspians aud New Denverites as
the mau wbo "built up" the twin
cities when tbe selfish landowners
had Iirst " sijueezed '' and then deserted them.
Weddiug al the Glacier.
An interesting event took place at
the (.lacier H-  ;si    ..   ! n- -d iy 1 ist,
tbe llth  inst.,  in the marriage of
Miss Eleanor Harrison of that place
to Conductor James Wright ol Kamloops, tbe II--   D   Smith, of tbe
latter place officiating,     lhc bride,
wbo  looked   charming,   was   given
away by Mr. W  ii. Boorne, of I al
gary.   Misses ] hompson and t llsen
;..������������:       ridtsmaids, while i   nduc
tor Elson supported tbe gr- - no i
" best man."   A sum| tiioni   repasl
was spread by Mr, II   \  Porley, tha
genial manager of theOlacier House,
to  which   about   fifty    al   down.
Dancing followed, and was k-:
nni,. the     tea, im i  bout -      l he
musical talent was ropn i ah t  by
Messrs, U oodbouaa, DnchamH and
Du         ��� nl i ���" r�� numerous
and costly
,\n old residenl   I Revelstoke, S,
It imiltun,   po led   �� ,y early I isl
Satnr lay evening al Ne
ter, after an illness ul ib iiii throe
���a. Ilis wife died last year,
leaving bim with  iix ohildren   '������ ���������
of whom arc still livinn here, throe
boing littb    ue , un        is to bi
hoped tlm citizens will es      I ah
ing band to tbo orphan*1    Mi   II itn
i It on had beeu ailing avei   ince
wife', dentil. The funeral took place
al New Wi stminsti r on Tuesday,
Wailing, listening , ob, nr,   li     I I
'Twas ii  trangi r al the I ior
And we know, before he lohl ns,
Hi; uns coming home no moro.
Never more !  The fane we'll wal.rbed
Far away was lying low
Sleeping on ,'. lonely pillow
1'hrnngb onr sobs bo told na so
vmummmtasmmeomn wa���v Tam-r.-rwa tmm
Assayer and Analytical Chemist.
Nearly seven years assayer at the
Morfa Works, Swansea, and over 17
years chief analyst lo Wigan Coal k
Iron Co., Wigan.
Assays nml analysis of every description undertaken ou the most
reasonable terms.
Positively no connection wilb any
miues or works; accurate nud unbiassed results are therefore ensured.
Mr. C. P. Stoess, Nelson, is the
authorized agent for Lower Kootenay.
w. j. law!
Merchant Tailor,
(Near C.P.R. Station)
a nohbV stock of
English Worsteds,Scotch and
Irish Tweeds and Serges
Charmingly situated ou the baiik of
the river, on the principal street,
close to tho post-office and
Government buildings)
and nearest to the
First-class Table, good Beds,
mlMmmaatt W ' M��������� - aaammmt J^'��^.****l---***-*t>��.u ,T,-_v. .--j.^'^-..  .'I..-.:   ���*���.:-�� aBMl���I mafmaaamWma%WMmaaaimky
Handsome!   SerVaCeable!   Cheap!
Dress Goods, Millinery,
H. N. Coursier's
Hevelstoke Station Post Office.
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware. Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders*' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes.
Bakery in connection with Store.
���s. C. B. Hume & Co,
Eevelstoke Station*
6. H. Williams,
A new and complete utock of
Toilet Articles, (He., etc.,
At reasonable prices,
Mail Orders promptly attended to.
i,V, mo ii 11 \t HIKES iy Stock
Next Tuesday night will  be  an
open nighl nf llio Columbia Lodge,
-ti.'t-im Dsvlgatiou Ban be kflplnpon I f.O.O.T,    A lir-i i-Ih-m programme
" will lin prosenleil,   nml  (ivor.vbudy
will lm wolcomo.   Admission free,
fierlnips it in 'lllh  biter i.i,(l open u ,
���toouih earlier than usuul,
general Blacksmith
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a Specialty.
Kootenav Lake
lalir'fC  Murl.s nn   hiillll.
['reparations are bi ing made lor llm
Ureal Building Boom ol 1802.
Fli| in   I'libn      I'i   loi'plil liver,
R i pn     I'n I i i   ���  v   is,
l,'i| 'in   I linili ���    IihiiIii ll im i ly,
1,'ip nil. i HIT llllll hri'lllll,
Ifipun T thitl    purify lbe bin nl
llipuii i Tabnli ,' lm In nr i hi t
IlipniisTubiilon. n i;i��� i.i 1% nnil i||V.
Iiipiiii'.T.ibiilrs piolong lifo,
i15or;I) & OATS CLOTHllfaf
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Railway Men's Requisites.
 .���.I...    ���! '     '        ' '  "
Furniture & Undertaking.
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
All orders by mall or
express promptly
AH descriptions of
gold and snver,
T. li. HAIG,
Notary Publio - - REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Minliifr, Timber nnd   Renl   Rutnte  Broker  and Genorftl
(oiiiiiiissiiiii Agoiit..
Conveyances, Agreements, Dills nl Side, Mining Bonds, etc, drawn up.
I;, i,i ,,m|'a,v,iiii,is collected : Miuiug Claims bought and sold ; Asboss-
nn nl Work on Mining i HiiiniH nttonded lo: I'litents applied tor, etc,, eto,,
;���,''   IMHK,   i.il'l    wn   \. i 1111 s 'I'  INSIJHANC'E aVORNT.
Lots in Townsite nf HevelBtoki* In. Sido nud Wanted,   Agents for Mining
Machinery, etc,


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