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The Kootenay Star Mar 26, 1892

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No. 41,
Two Carloads Furniture
Spring Mattresses, Wool Mattresses, Parlor Suites,
Easy Chairs aud Pa-ockc-rs;
Warranted to. keep tho baby in gooil nature.
jas. Mcdonald <v Co.
nery i Dress ifooas.
Just Opened Up at Mrs. COURSIEB'S,
PONGEE and SURAH SILKS; beautiful PRINTS in extra
width ; hand, me ALL-WOOL SPRING DRESS
GOODS, mnl nil the latest FANCY
full range of
In the very newest, shapes, with nn exijnisito assortment of RIBDONS,
FLOWERS und FEATHERS in  the most
delieato ami stylish shinies.
Dresses Cut &aj\ Made from the latest Paris and
New York Fashions.
Is hereby giveu, that 60 sjoyf* aftor
date I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for permissiou to purchase the following described laud iu the district of
West Kootenay, viz.:
"Commenoing at u post on tho
Columbia Rivor about 80 chains from
the mouth of tho Columbia River at
Arrow Lake, theuce west to the
portli-east corner of Heury Lovewell's
pre-emption; thenco mnFo to Edward
.Adair's south-east corner post; thenee
pat;', to the Columbia River; thence
following the shore liue of tho Columbia to the point of coiiiiiieiicenieut,
containing au area of 200 aores more
or less.
Rcvolstoke, Feb. oik, 1892.
.Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, B.C.
Silver, Gold or Lead, each $1,50
do. combiucd   8.00
Silver and Load    2.1)0
Silver aud Gold    2.00
Silver aud Copper     1150
Silver, Gold and Oopper    4.00
Silver, Gold, Lead and Copper   5.50
CUhor prices ou application,
Certificates   forwarded
return oi' mail.
It being our intention to close our
Revelstoke Business, we are offering
our Stock at veuv much reduced
Customers will lind it to their advantage to give us a call at their earliest
j. Fred. Hume & Co.
Stockholm House
The Dining-room i." furnished with the
best tho market affords.
The bar is supplied wiih a ohoioestock
of'wilie.s,liqil()I'S,'ilnl.'i   : .:,
The largest and most central Hotel in
the oily ; good accommodation ; everything now; tablo well stippliod ; bur nud
billiard room attached ; lire proof safe,
��� Atlautic Express, arrives 10.10 daily.
Pacific   ' ' i'i ��     16.52   "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe
route to Moutreul, Toronto, St. Paul,
fchicago, New York aud Boston.
Rates $5 to $10 lower thau auy other
other route,
Spocially fitted Colonist Cars, in
charge of a Porter, for the accommodation of Passengers holding second
class tickets. Passengers booked to
and from all European poiuts at
Lowest Kates.
Low Freight Hates. Quick despatch, Merchants will save money
by having their freight routed via
the C. P. 11.
Full and reliable Information given
by applying to
Asst, (Jen'l Freight Ag't, Vucouver,
or lo I. T. BREWSTER,
Ag'tC, I', ll. Depot,Rovelstoko.
Complimentary Supper.
Mr, J. W. Haskins, who left town
yesterday morniug for the Sloean,
issued invitations last week to about
a score of his friends for a supper
and reunion on the 21st iust. So,
lust Monday night a jovial conipauy
met around the tubl" iu the dining-
room of the Union Hotel, where the
geiiiul host (Mr. H, A. Drown) provided a supper excellent ill every
respect aud served in u manner that
could uot be excelled Plates were
laid for twenty, and the nieuu included the folloivrig :~
Boiled black cod aud lemon sauco.
Leg of mutton aud caper sauce.
Sirloiu of beef k Yorkshire pudding.
Devilled kidneys on toast.
Maecamui k cheese.
Ici-d que.ii pudding.
Lemon, wine nud vanilla j��Iliea.
ISlaue mange and jelly,
Varied cakes,
Fruits. Nuts.
Black coffee.
Mr. W. M. Buown presided, the
viee-ehuir being occupied hy Mr, H.
J. Born.NE. In the seat of honor ou
tho chairman's right sat Mr. Haskins,
who was kept quite busy during the
eveuing in responding to the numerous toasts of his health. The touts
of " The Queen and Royal Family "
aud "The Governor-General'' having
been druuK, Mr. T, .M. Hamilton'
responded on behalf of the "Army,
Navy aud Volunteers." Mr. Hamilton, who is an old timer and a fluent
speaker, delighted the conipauy
with some reminiscences of Cariboo
aud Victoria way back in the sixties.
The toast of " Revelstoke " was replied to by Mr. W. M. Browu aud
Mr. F. B, Wells. Mr. H. Bourne
gave "The C. P. R.," which was
responded to by Mr, I, T. Brewster.
" The Kootenny Slar and its Editor "
was accorded musical honors, for
which the editor returned thanks.
Tlio tonst of " Bourne Bros," was
responded to by Mr, 11. J, Bourne.
Every gentleman present wus toasted
wiih nnijiciil honors. We had in-
tendi-d to give the proceedings in
full, bat our space will uot permit.
A humorous recitation waa given by
Mr. E, W. Northey and songs wore
contributed by Messrs. Guy Barber,
J. Sutherland, H. A. Urown, Piper
and 11. Chapman, Mr. Buskins proposed "The Ladies, ' and then the
National Anlhem and "Auld Lang
Syne" brought a most convivial occasion to a close somewhere about
3 a.m.
The old schoolhouse is almost a
tiling of the past. Au extension to
the newer part will bo put up
during the next week, weather permitting. The uew building will bo
better fitted for service, being 32 ft.
by 20 ft, und will be known in future
as the Brush} terian Chinch. It is expected the first service will bo held
on April 3rd, and au opening social
will he given, for the purpose of
defraying expenses, As it will bo
built outirely by volunteer labor it
is hoped there will be no debt after
the meeting, Certain parties promise
that the social shall bo an interestiAg
item in tho winter of 1892,
F. McOaiithv   - -   -    Prop.
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Loosing ��5 Per Week.
meals, 25c,     iicns 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to tho
station, is comfortably furnished, aud
affords first class aooommodation.
Royal Mail Liues,
From Halifax
PARISIAN... Allan Lino...April 16th
MONGOLIAN        " April 30th
OREGON..Dominion Lino.,April Oil;
SA11NIA " April 23rd
From Boston
LAKE HUBONBeaver Line.April lllh
LAKE ONTARIO      "       April 21st
From New York
Allan State Line.
OERM A NIC. White Star Line. April Gtli
TEUIONIC " April 13th
BRITANNIC " April 30ih
Cabin $10, ��15, $50, ��00, $70, ��80 upwards,
Intermediate. ��25 ; Steerage, ��20.
Passengers tick, ted   through   to all
points in Great Britain and Ireland, and
at specially low rales to all parts of the
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revi*TjStoke ;
or to BojiKiiT Kerb, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
t    X   J,UUV'J,AV..
All kinds of Turned and Scroll Work
done neatly uud promptly,
at light prices.
Jobbing' Work a Specialty,
about Seeds. We will send
you Free our Seed Annual
tor iSij2, which tells
We Illustrate and give
prices in this Catalogue,
which Is handsomer than
ever. It tells
P-l**'jp"Sff **(MS*"If
Write for it to-day.
B V T C ll E R S
to    IJ,
In jii-oii/.o I.cIUts. ,
Mr. Brown, di ntist, will be al tbe
Columbia House until .'
Charles Pinnies, Louis  Belen "i .".
James Emery and John  Ch
startod down the rivor by boat lusl
Sunday morning for Ni Ison.
On aocount of mud-slides, snow-
slides and the trainmen's strike, il e
trains on the 0, P, 1!., both oast-
bound and westbound, have beon
ii in (ive to fifteen hours late for
the past week.
On Tuesday evening next the
Juvenile Tonplars will hold a social
and concert in tho Schoolroom, a
first-class programme having beon
prepared, Chair to bo takon at 7.30
by Kev. C, Ladner. Collection at
Tho salo of D. W. Corbin's interest
in the three mining claims at Ille-
oillewaet tho Corbin k Kennedy
No, 2, Happy Bind uud Crystal���
whioh was advertised to take place
at tho Court House, Donnld, next
Tuesday, has been postponed to
Thursday, April 28th.
In Liverpool, England, the other
day, a well-known copper man made
a wager that curtain Silver King ores
would not assay more thau ��1.000 to
the ton. The assay was made, and
it was found that tho oro contained
��1,000 worth of silver to tho tou, as
well as 20 per cent, of copper.
To every new subscriber who will
pay ono year in advance, aud every
old subscriber who will uettlo up and
pay twelve months ahead, wo will
scud every month a copy of " TUo
American Farmer," au illustrated
monthly magazine, full of useful information eoucoruiug tho farm and
There are quite a number of people
in this section who aro either bald
or partially so, and tho visit of Prof.
Doreuweml, tlio hair goods artist of
Toronto, should bo productive of
satisfaction to them. He will tie at
the Dominion Hotel, Kamloops, ou
Monday, Tuesday, and until noon on
Wednesday uext, See advertisement.
The "Myrtle Navy" brand of
smoking tobacco has stood the test
for over twenty years, aud during
that timo it has lost no friends and
gained scores of thousands. This
lengthened experience shows that it
is no mere passing fashion wbieh
has gained il the approval of the
public, but superiority m the essential qualities which make afirst-olass
Messrs. J. W. Haskins and Archie
Maodouald went down tho river
yesterday morning. They will laud
at Nakusp Creek aud go into the
Sloean camp. The distance is only
22 miles, and if the road is uot yet
uiiidc- Mr, Haskins says it soon will
ho���Government aid or no Government aid, This route is much easier
tUun the long and tedious journey of
70 or tJO miles from Nelson.
Mails for Nelson, Balfour, Ainsworth, eio.,iuoludingTrail C eel;,will
elos,.' at the Victoria post-oiliee at
midnight ou Wednesdays, Thursdays
and Suudnys, uutil further notice,
and as soo:, as navigation to and
from Eevelstoke is announced that
route will also be utilized for mails.
It is expected that time tabies of the
movements of steamers ou the Columbia Biver and Kootenny Lake
will shortly be issued, and due notice
will then be given of any change in
the time of closing the mails.
Tho Columbia is quite freo from
ice, aud the water several feet
higher than when navigation closed.
Several bonis and largo scows have
gone down lo .Nelson or points on
too Arrow Lakes during the past
two weeks. Tlie str. Marion, ('apt.
Sanderson, is lying at the wharf
awaiting tho arrival of an engineer
nnd the Govt, inspector, having to
puns au examination before sho can
proceed to llobson. Sbo has a large
quantity of passengers' baggage on
hoard. The lnrgn steamers will
commence running uext week.
Tivo Frenohmen, members of Iho
party of oigllt Ihal Stalled down lho
river last Friday in a leaky hunt mnl
were compelled to beueh hor,camped
near the steamboat wharf, whero the
rase of whisky waa consumed.   On
recovering from the effects of tho do-
liaiieh, oue of them���-laoms Belonger
���found himself minus a ��lu0 bill.
His companion, Promeaux, who hud
been dead broke  for   some  timo
previous, wout into tho  Stockholm
Houso and asked the proprietor to
change a bill of that amount.   Mr,
Stone asked   hi in how  ho  had  so
iniu'li money now, when ho had professed to bo hard up only the day
before.    Ha replied that " ho did
nol show all his mono' ntoncti." Mr,
Stone did not change it, and Promeaux went to Lemon's slow, whero
ho obtained a suit of clothes and a
pair of hoots, for which he tendered
the   ��100   bill   and   received   the
change.   Belenger, who had put in
uu appearance, said he wonld not
prosecute ii ho could got the balance,
bo Promeaux banded ovor --'(JO, and
Oljioer Kirkup ordered him to leave
the town at onoo,  The Proneliinan
speedily made tiaoxs,
Thai Nelson Letter,
Sm,���In a letter lo a Nelson papeii
ond "fathered" by W, A. Jowett, re.
' ' ���; n.'." le I ,". iii f, eling of tho
ol Revelstoke (for well-known
reasons) having been misrepresent-,
ed, I take this opportunity of deny-
in;! in Ian the folio of said letter,
and us chairman of the meeting at
whioh "Plebian's" letter was brought
in, aud by subsequent discussions ou
same, I must say it is the almost
unanimous opinion here that there is
t io muoh truth in "Plebian's" loiter
for even thut well-known  , the
Nelson paper, to deny.���Yours truly,
Iievelstoke, March 21th.
Fire Brigade for Iievelstoke.
A town's mooting was held in tho
Court-house ou Tuesday for ths pur.
pose of discussing a communication
from Victoria concerning the ,?250
appropriation for a firo department
in this towu.   Mr, O. H. Allen was
voted to the chair.   Tho following
wore amongst those present:���H. N.
Coursier (sec), W. M, Browu, Guy
Barber, J, Stone, J. .Sutherland, J.
Abrahamson, J. Kirkup, F. B.Wells,
ii.A, Brown, 11. J. Bourne, E, Smith,
S. Needham, ti Bickerton, S. Hamil.
ton.   The Chairman read an extract
from a letter written from Victoria
by Mr. Jowett, which stated that it
would be advisable to call a meeting,
elect a fire brigade, and make application for the appropiation of 8250,
which had been in the hands of the
Government Agent he-e since last
year; aud also that the Chief Commissioner of Works had intimated (to
tho writer) that 8250 more would bo
inserted in the supplementary estimates.���Jlr.  ti, Needham   moved,
and Mr,  W. M. Brown seconded,
"That a tire  brigade  be formed
forthwith."���Carried. The following
resolutions   were   then   proposed,
seconded and carried :���" That J.
Sutherland act as chief of brigade;
that J. Guy Barber be vice-chief ;
that F. B. Wells be secretary-treasurer ;  that the secretary  be empowered to ascertain the price of a
hand ohemioal engine."  A proposal
" that our member be reminded of
lhe necessity of inducing the Government to appropriate *;'2uiJ for firo
protection iu Revelstoke during the
ensuing yonr," was also carried.���
Mr. W. M. Brown proposed that lho
secretary   (Mr.   li.   N.   Coursier)
bo requested to write to our local
member, asking him to urge upon
the  Government the   ueces-iiy of
appointing Mr. J. Kirkup (or soma
other qualified person in Eevelstoke)
to register morgages, issue marriage
licenses, eto.���Carried.   Mr. Brown
also brought up tho matter of the
trail from Arrow Lake to the Slooan,
aud it waa resolved that Mr. Kellie's
atteutiou should be called to the necessity of tho Government making tho
trail at once.   This was seconded by
Mr. Haskins, who, in the course of
a short speech, poiuted out several
important matters which had been
uegleoted by the people of Bevel-
stoke.���It was proposed, seconded
and earned that .Messrs. Wells, Allen
aud Coursier should form a committee to draw up these resolutions
and forward  them to the uieiuiier
for the district at Victoria.���Several
citizens volunteered to act as -numbers of the lire brigade, among them
beiug .Messrs. S. Needham, A. Stone,
W. Co,van, W. M. Brown, J. Stoue,
J. Abiahnuioou, C. Abrahamson, A.
Abrahamson, J. W. Haskins, H. N.
Coursier, S, Bickerton, and O, Liud-
lit Beemoda littlo unkind of Mr.
Haskins when he reproached tho
Si.au   with   allowing   the   Nelson
Mlvkr to assume the role of sole
arbiter of the future of the Slooan
district. Tho statement of thu Mikes
that there is "no road, uot even a
trail, from Nn-kusp Crook to the
Slooan," will uo doubt do great hurm
to ilevelstulio.    Very  many  state-
mouts in the Nelsou paper have been
kuowu to be ful.se anu malicious, and
intended solely for the purpose of
giving this towu a black eye, yet wo
havo ui our midst a few sycophants
who are so fearful of giving offence
to the "greatest kioKer on earth"
that they take it upou themselves to
go ou bended knee, aud, in the name
of the whole town, repudiate auy-
tliiug which may appear iu the Sun
redacting on the truthfulness of that
organ whoso " wrath is terrible."
Farther on Mr, Haskins said the
people ol Rovelstoke had never supported tho paper here, had  never
done anything but place obstructions
in its path, eto.   Of a certain clique
iu the towu this is quite true, but thu
majority of our townsmen, wo lion-
csiJy believe, aro ready und willing
to do their utmost for tho good of
the paper nud tne town. |
The petition drawn up  by the,
committee baa beeu forwardod to Mr,
uc.'e. A Canadian Legend.
Sioictii Miirin, spocd lis!
Tho -un Is falling low,
Boforo ii- Iii- Uu- valley
(11 llie Walker of Hi
i- snow.
a child
with up
-.In- com-
inn! the
" Benedlcite," prayoi
lifted hands; " Dominus," began
pane round the iidile, ill chorus
'child lisped   Oil alone: " nos   el  ca quae
sumuB sumpluri honedical doxtora Clirlstl.
In nomine I'atri*ietFilii e^SpiritusSanoti."
" Amen," hastily rospondobY'th'o .company,
and at llie wonl burst forth llie clatter uml
disturbance of an ill-conduotel family dinner in a Canadian household ever-two
bun,bed vein's age.
Tin- father nnd mother had barely helped
themselves before half ado/en spoons met
and rattled ugainst the sides of the large
earthen ware howl, ill astrilBgle to transfer iho choicer morsels to the plates crowded close about its generous circumference.
The clamorous contestants woe a lol of
half-grown boys and girls, ranging from
Hi nn, an unlinked cub of eighteen, down
to lhe child of six who had just repealed
lhe old-fashioned grace.
A glance 'it lhe Inthcr, who with an open
book propped against his silver cup, sat
quietly reading, unmindful of the noise
and   brawling, assured i that it was a
gentleman's household I bid tho rough uneven floor, tlio hare walls, lho rude bonollOS
dott'i! ca,'h side of llie UUCOVored table told
of its careless poverty. And of the children, not one was fittingly dressed, nor for
ihe matter of that properly clean ; tho
girls were apparently without ordinary
vanity, and the boys without a saving
The children ato off pewter with heavy
iron spoons and an insufficient number of
knives between them ; forks they had none,
so, like their social inferiors, they helped
themselves vith their lingers ; hat Charles
Marie-Aiitoine I.-inouillier, Seigneur de
Bois-hriilant, at the head of the table, was
served on silver, as was his wife, Denisc,
the pale-faced, small-featured lady in the
faded green gown who faced him at the
other end.
M. de Bois-brillant, a captain In tho Car-
ignan-Siilliero regiment and a Chevalier of
the .M Hilary Order of St. Louis, had done a
man's fair share of campaigning, both
against the Turk in Europe and lhe Indian
in Franco, and, for reward, was granted
gome thousands of acres on the banks of the
Paichelieti en lief el seigneurie, with the hn-
nosingprivilcgesof haute, inoyenne, et basso
justice, His seigneurie, however, was at
such an inconvenient distance from the protecting forts of Cliamhly and St. .lean that
ceutitaites were slow in presenting themselves, and M. do Bois-brillant, without
adequate means for the cultivation of his
estato, was just drifting into hopeless poverty ; to-day he would be desoribed as "land
poor." He was the last man in the world
to make any successful effort to retrieve his
fortune. Whilst a.soldier he had fulfilled
bis duties wiih a punctilious exactitude
more in keeping with the spirit of a knight
of the days ef chivalry than of an infantry
officer of the seventeenth century. As ho
was of good family, his connections at court
saw to Ids advancement, and his present
position as seigneur of these unbroken acres
came in like manner, without any effort on
his part. Ho had an unusual liking for
book-learning, and, so long as he could pore
over his Tacitus or Montaigne and ealde-
cently oil his silver, took but little notice of
what went on about him. Ho considered
that he had made sufficient sacrifice for his
family when he wrote to a powerful relative
soliciting his lavor on behalf of his eldest
son, who was now in Franco as squiro to
the Baron do la Roche-Bernard, learning the
art of war, after iho unvarying tradition of
the family.
Madame de Bois-brillant, like many another gentlewoman of her day, was bitterly
disappointed and disheartened by the unending and apparently hopeless snuggle
which life in the half-savage colony demanded. So long as her husband had remained in the army there was some hup,- of
a return, and she lived her life as bravely
as her fellow-exiles i but when he accepted
his grant from the King, and settled down
contentedly to a life of coarse poverty and
careless indifference, she wearied of any attempt to govern the household in his sli ad,
am! rapidly aged into a hardened cynical
woman, looking on the mean sun
of her daily lite with die sometimes amused, sometimes disgusted eye of anouti
The children had grown up nncari d for,
uneducated, and unrestrained ; they wandered where they would, without a I h ighl
for any other than themselves, and tl i natural development followed.
A loud barking, interrupted and r length
silenced by a siring of vigorous impreca I
quieted the noisy crowd about the table for
a moment.
" There's Gui!" called out Angehque.
" You'd better get nut of ids phi,'i-i..-:  ���
asks you, Monsieur Henri,"
But Henri paid no attention to the taunting warning except to forestall Gui's probable choice hy securing the best portion of
lowl left on the \ latter, transferring it to
his own plate with his unwiped lingers,
Gni entered, a tall, handsome, dark-featured youth of twenty, dressed with .in ip-
proaohat savage finery. He woro neatly
made moccasins, his li jgings were new and
tight-fitting, and his wliite buckskin "hirt,
worn outside his leggings, and ured round
his waist with a worked porcupine belt, was
ornamented down the arms and hrea
a short fringe, each poinl of which wo i I p-
pod with red and yellow I eid
Hi- father never raised his head from his
book, but tho others looked towards him
He glanced at his usual seat, then placing
his gun in the corner, Btrodo over to the
table and stood behind the exasperating
Henri. A look at the others sufficed ; in an
instant he had the usurper by the collar and
ftround tho Waist, and in spile of a frantic
chitchat everything within reach, jerked
him over the low bench, and sent him
sprawling on the floor,
A shout of jeering laughter greeted the
discomfited Henri as ho rose, and, with an
angry snarl, hurled his pewter plate with all
force at his elder brother, who avoided il,
with case, and straddled the empty placo in
convenient position for further defence,
But no attack was mule, whereupon (lui,
ordering Angeliquo to pick up tlie battered
plate and wipe it, began hn dinner wiih
what remained on the large platter in the
name uncouth manner as the others,
When hia hunger was satisfied he walked
over to a rude placard, or cupboard, let into
tho side wall, poured out a mug of small- j
I go where 1 need no support from
or any other patron-than.my-
challenged, in her llute-Tiko voice.
"Nothing worth remeinheriug," he re-
tortod, setting down his mug.
The clutter about the table ceased instantly, the children glanced eagerly from
mother to brut her, while .\l. de Bois-brillant,
roused by the sudden silence, exclaimed,
pieainily : " Eh, ell! what d you say, my
" Nothing, my father, except a word to
madaine, my mother, to express my regret
at leaving SO pleasant a home."
. "What! Has the Vicointc written!"
asked ,\1. de Bois-brillant, with a sudden
self." _���^_���^^-,
"Not that folly of the woods, my son?
Not that disreputable life full of ignoble
"Oh, he is a brave runner I" piped the
mother, mockingly.
"Madame, 1 felicitate you on the taste of
your compliment.
" Full of ignoble dangers," continued M,
de Bois-brillant, unheeding, "and degrading to any gentleman nf good family."
" A gentleman of good family I" laughed
i aul. " A gentleman of good family I Has
' family' ever given me anything moro than
life! Has' family ' prevented these " -indicating Ills brothers and sisters with scornful sweep of his hand���"from growing up
Into good-for-nothing savages 1 I was a fool
to have refused Dulhut's offer when with La
Tnupinc last year, but now I will make no
more mistimes. Here everything has gone
In lhc devil without, everything is going to
the devil within, and you would have mo
stay in it all, because, forsooth, f am "a
gentleman of good family.' No; I have
played the ' gentleman' for the last time,
and now I. turn cotireur. Yes, madamo "���
turning on his mother in answer to her affected surprise���"yea, mailamc, courcur���
courcur de hois, if you will have it at
" May you be as successful in your new
role as in your old I" smiled madame.
For once (lui did not respond: he moved
towards his gun, and there stood for a
moment as if expecting some word from his
father; but the old officer fingered nervously at his silver cup, so unmistakably anxious to end the scene that (lui, in contemptuous pity, walked quietly out of the room,
his mother's tantalizing laugh ringing after
him in mocking farewell.
Henceforward Gui de Bois-brillant was
seen no more in his usual haunts about the
seigneurie, nor yet in the streets of Mont
real, nor in the taverns of Quebec.
At thc beginning of his career he ran the
round of the distant posts of Michilima
einac, of Kaniinistixuia and La Tourctte in
the north, and St. Louis in the south ; but
he soon wore out his welcome at each iu
turn, for his overhearing savage nature
rapidly leaped the easy limits recognized by
even the unexaeing courcurs de hois. His
appearances at the larger forts grew more
and more rare, and as they not unfroquent-
ly ended in more or less serious quarrels,
he was there looked upon with a suspicion
and distrust which but served as additional
fuel to his vanity.
He naturally fell in with the most lawless of Ida kind ; with them be commited
flagrant offences against ordonnanccs of
of both Governor and intendant, and before long was a proscribed and outlawed
man, with a price set upon his head,
His unquestioned courage, joined to his
unusual strength, had won him the universal admiral inn of the Indians, who readily offerod the open worship his overweening
vanity greedily demanded, and he was nowhere so thoroughly satisfied as when in the
centre of a group of approving savages.
His fame spread abroad through
most distant tribes. He was renowned among the Sioux and Daco-
talis of the plains, the Issati of the upper
Mississippi, and the Natchez of the south as
a mighty hunter and warrior, a runner of
incredible speed, and the most reckless of
Xo foot was surer, no instinct truer than
his in the chase ; no great funeral feast was
complete without his presence to lead the
customary games; and when he had anything to lose, he would sit night after night
in the lodges, risking his dearly won peltries
or more dearly prized weaponson the cast
of the lored I ones, or the ombined skill
u ;   . i:  " i ;' ��� ���   "���; d ��� paille.
When he ceise I to visit tl ������ Fi inch posts,
-. iside what little remain,
lof the real      Lsoi     tli; .'. ���..   No red
i na :      in this -on of a
French officer, who  I it theit
I savi ,    .   .
���eg   ir features wi     burnl
- . - Hows ; 1
iswas theirs      every pari    dar;    ,.
them, he painted hia face and body, and
i  . iha    ��� long ornament-
nl braids. About the evi moving camp
fires he could boast or li( aa bravely of real
or imaginary sxploits, brandy hia obscene
ji ������- ���.: .. il at:.' ��� ��� ������ iny ia, ..��� i ol
them all.
In time he wasforgotten by his own race,
il- h ei lias ean from their thinly Beat-
,, 'lie darkness of lhe snr-
rounding barbarism, and in ihe painted
half-naked lav iges, famed among hia fellow-
lavages ia hit igami l lie Fox, therewaa noting to recall the turbulent personality once
known to men as Charles-Nioolaa-Gui Lan-
- do Boia brillanl
11���;��� igami 'ie' Bavape ventured whore 'ini
',,.��� renegade would not   dare,   Outagami
id own past behind him, If" joined
in and led war parties agiinst Frenchmen,
Hollander, or English without aoruploor
remorse, Ife was not more "ruel than his
fellows iiini wis impossible n'l' to 'i," r
cruelty he added mi intelligence that waa
devilish in ���'���< ingenuity,
When M. de In, Barre moved, with all Ins
impotent " pomp and circumstance of war,"
against the Iroquois, only to end in the humiliating pna.ee of f.u, Famine, Outagami w,n
alisent on marauding expedition in lhe
south, and only rejoined his tribe when they
returned flushed wiih insolent victory. In
wilful defiance of their would bo conquerors,
and iii flagrant violation of tho despised
treaty, they had made a dotonr on their re
turn,raided an Outaanas village, and carried
ofl a. score of prisoners.
Chafing at his ill fortune for he would
have given much to beard the Governor and
Ins following, eaoh of whom he looked upon
with envenomed hale as his personal enemy
-Outagami vented his displeasure in taunt
ing his comrades and underrating their ex
ploit, Finding the course unavailing, he
began an insolent examination of the pris-
[���,���,,���-,���^  lu, nuea in ,,-iiiu   viUUllll   111   mill.
Suddenly he stopped before a young
squaw in pretended Indignation and amazement. Who had dared to interfere with his
property'.' She belonged to him; he had
seen her once in a dream, Then, changing
his lone: liut perchance he was mistaken ?
She had come of her nwn-free'will to meet
him, or some brother had guided her feet
to his side.
The girl shrank, back, alarmed at his
truculent advances, while a burst of laughter
greeted his bravado. It was quieted for a
moment, but only to swell into a roar of
applause as a brave stepped forward and
challenged Outagami to make his words
"I brought her, my brother. But you wore
far away with the Betting sun, and for thia
reason 1 left her grandmother, who still
awaits yonr coming."
" Is her grandmother skilled in the use
of herbs, my brother?"
" Yes, 0 Outagami ! and sho is even now
gathering leaves for your hurts."
Again the challenger won the applnse of
the crowd by his antiaeipation of Otilagini's
gibe, and, without more ado, both men
threw oil'leggings and blankets and faced
each other.
A ring was instantly formed. The combatants moved wearily round, seeking an
opportunity to close, tauntinf each other
the while and inciting attack by feigned
advance or retreat. Nearer and nearer
they circled until at last they touched, and
then, unable to restrain themselves, they
sprang upright and grappled. Backwards
and forwards they strained and twisted
with every trick and ruse of the trained
wrestler, while the crowd uttered low grunts
of approval, and the prisoners stood a-tip-
too to watch the struggle. No human
strength could stand such a strain for any
time ; muscle, bone, and sinew were tried
to their utmost, when Outagami, in a supreme effort, lifted and threw his antagonist, limp and breathless, amid a mighty
roar of admiration from the fickle crowd.
Spent and exhausted, the two braves rested after their boat, while ready hands
drought them water and chafed their throbbing limbs.
" Brother," said Outagami at last, " if
you are still in doubt, there are six little
bones by which we may decide."
The crowd fell in with his humor, and
the principal warriors moved toward the
lodge of the chief, where the two braves
seated l hemselvos on an outspread deer-skin,
each with his counters of grains beside him,
and the round cup with the colored bones
in the centre.
Hoar after hour through tho dusk of the
evening and in the light of the rckinlcd fire
they thew with varying chances, with rapid
passes and gestures, with wild cries and
heavy sinkings of the breast, and a never-
ceasing flow of ribaldry, in which the excited crowd freely joined, until fortune again
sided with Outagami.
Twice had he won the girl fairly, but his
vanity could bo satisfied with no positive
victory while a further triumph lay within
a possibility.
Throwing the cup and hones over his
shoulder, and scattering his counters among
thc crowd with an exultant shout, he challenged his opponent lo another trial���a race
in the dark.
Out into the chill of the September niglit
trooped the warriors. Women and children
eagerly piled dry branches on the fire until
it leaped and flared in the frosty air. Runners were sent out to the points to be passed
by the contestants, who stood stripped aud
ready for the signal to start.
As they waited, from out tho darkness on
the left came the call of the man at the last
post, answered by him at the next, fainter
again in the distance and again louder and
nearer on the right.
The rivals stood swayingntthemark, and
at the signal from the chief shot forth. In
an instant both were lost to the kecnestcye
which followed. The *rowd stood in an
eager silence, with every body bent forward
and every sense strained to its utmost to
catch some indication of the invisible runners.
Then " L'-u-u-u-ugh I" rang from the first
picket. Again the same signal came fainter
and more distant, then again, and again.and
a few minutes later the crowd broke into a
frantic roar of delight, and rapidly fell
hack into two great masses as Outagami
flashed from out the darkness, and in the
delirium of his triumph dashed through the
blazing fire, scattering brands and flame in
his mad finish ere his opponent came into
It was a superb efi'ort, and even his inor-
���.    inity was Batiafied with the enthusi-
idmiration it called forth.
He had won the prize; the girl belonged
to lorn hy right of conquest as undisputed
as if he had carried her off red-handed in the
iii. massacre of her tribe.
He laufhed to scorn the command of the
leaders that he should marry her according
- heil ,-'',.. If-: marry? Ife, had never
looked twice at, living woman, and if ho
chose to claim her, it was only because she
belonged to linn as actually as hisgiinorhis
hunting-knife, She waa hia���not his wife,
not :ii-unstress, but, his, to use as he pleased,
to kill or let live, to toil, to laugh, to sing,
or ���,, weep at in t p ensure, and, with the in-
i :, ible nature of woman, she followed as
be ��� -.. without a murmur,
"he lollowed i i'n oi all his wanderings
howover distant, however dangerous, for he
gave ie, thought to her lafety inure than to
disown. Theywerenol two people���he was
Outagami, md be oi .��������� I to lorn, body
and soul IF' gave nothing to her; Ins
;,��� -, ���,. n was limply tho terror of his
n rn,".
I    il    iro   .'lit te* triumphs, for his phiv
ii . ;. . al development had bocome
I, i pi-- on, towards which no vico, in
��� nptal ion mild Inre into oven into a mo
rnentary forgetfulness,    With evory repeal
una ins success was assureil lay some oxter
mil power, lie lost his strong incentive lo
wards victory -it was no longer his, it was
no longer personal. Then with the belief
came fear���fear of injury lo that beautiful
perfect body with its marvellous strength
the one thing he worshipped, and once this
asserted itself, it became all-powerful,
With a courage horn of his fear���a courage
superior to all shame or contempt���ho henceforward refused to lead or join in any war
party, no matter how powerful, or take up
any private quarrel, no matter how great
the provocation.
Despised or hated by all about him, he
wandered through unknown woods, by unknown waters, haunted by his ever-present
fear of accident, in ever-increasing loneliness", followed by the one human creature
whose presence he could command,
She seldom spoke to him and never uttered his name. When he en torcd any camp.
the old familiar cry, "Ontagame,"neverlior
aided his approach. If spoken of at all, il
was as le courcur; he had lost his human
name, and had become a thing even to the
Bat a day came when the passion for victory once more awoke within him. News
was spread of a wonderful runner who hud
arisen among the Outaouais���a runner
whose name and whose exploits were on all
lips as were once those of the almost forgotten champion. While in the Sioux
country he heard from a wandering half-
breed of the renown of the new hero, who
inignt be found with his tribe on their
huntiug-grounds on the upper Ottawa.
The old fire of ambition and lust of praise,
once rekindled, burnt with renewed fierceness, and ho would brave all to taste again
the long-accustomed sweets of victory.
Relying on his unbilled strength and endurance, ho braved the almost insurmountable hardships of a winter journey through
the desolate region north of Laito Superior,
not daring to approach the forts, orriBk on-
counter with certain enemies on the regular
routes of travel. He battled against storm
and cold and hunger, undaunted and unshaken, but when he reached the ice-hound
iniits of the Ottawa, the woman who had
so long borne her unmerited burden of
shame and ill-repute, laid herself down ox-
'lausted, and, with agloain of hope, saw the
hour for her deliverance at hand.
He commanded and threatened her in
vain, Then, not in pity, but in very terror
lest ho should be left aione with his ever-
present fear, he built a rude wigwam, cut
fire branches for a bed. gathered a store ot
wood, anil for a whole morning hunted, and
returned laden with a supply of food. She
lay withouta movement, following his every
action with her fever-lighted eyes, as he
cooked the meat, laid some of it beside her,
then ate of it himself, and stretched his
wearied body by the lire, where he slepl to
thc shrill piping of the icy wind through the
openings of their frail shelter.
Hour after hour she lay there, watching
the immovable sleeper, watching the gloom
gather closer and closer round the dying
fire, listening lo the piping blast sinking into {
a moaning softness and gradually swelling
into a roar as it swept down with its
scourge of icy snow that whipped and (longed the rattling bark on the straining poles.
At last he awoke���listened for a moment
to the rising storm, threw Iresh wood on lhc
smoking lire, and taking up his snow-shoes,
examined them with the greatest care.
She spoke to him but he only glanced at
her without a word. When he had examined and tested his snow-shoes, he threw off
his scanty clothing, and warming his pot of
colored earths at the fire, began to paint
his face and body according to his wont.
She spoke again but ho went on unheeding.
When he finished, he dressed with care
and deliberation, and taking a small pur-
lion of food, he picked up his snow-shoes j
and bent to crawl through the low enter-
Again the dying woman spoke, but this
time her feeble lnutterings ended in such a
cry of fierce desperation that he sprang to
his feet in amazement.
What had happened ?
The stolid oxpressionlessB mask he had
so long know had fallen, and in its place
started forth a face distorted in a storm of
passionate hate; the timid shifting eyes
blazed with a steady demoniacal fire ; the
mule slavish lips now poured forth a torrent
of reproach and execration.
Hia surprise died as quickly as it had
arisen, and with hia devilish skill he stood
there eyeing her immovably until the old
power reasserted itself, and she cowered
beneath the terroi of hia glance, her strident scream breaking into a low wail of hopeless weakness.
But even as he triumphed, the crisis returned, and gathering new force, the suppressed hatred of her life burst forth in all
the fierceness of savage malediction.
She called upon every power of evil to
curse him in his strength, in his pride of
mastery, in his hour of victory, in bis hour
of direst need, "Go!" she screamed, with
a shriek of frenzied laughter, high above
the roar of the storm. " Go ! Run swifter
than the wind, faster than the day; run
until the wind dies forever and tho day
comes no more���but before you my curse
shall ever wait.   Go ! Go I"
And with fear clinging to him as a garment, he turned and crawled through the
opening into thc blackness without.
With her awful curse ring in his ears,
he stiiggered to his feet, and in blind desperation rushed forward in the teeth of the
driving storm heedless of his course.
The familiar struggle against the tempest
at hist partially culled him to his senses,
With a shudder, he paused and shook himself ns if to throw oil' his overwhelming
apslen, and turning Ioh back to the wind,
leood crouching before it as he tried to colli':!, his thoughts, But ho could think of
in,thing save her awful curse. It rung
through his brain with a terrible insistence
in her place was (loath eternal���Death under
a frozen mask of hate thrilling him with
terror as he read the undying curse written
on its staring eyes.
There he knelt as immovable as the presence before him, with no thought of vengeance, no effort of escape, the life within
him ebbing backward,backward, backward,
before the unchangeable hatred of the dead.
Suddenly the wigwam strained and beet,
and then was torn bodily from ils fastenings, the blazing lire was whirled and scattered into the white emptiness about, and
with a scream of torlure.the kneeling figure
leaped to its feel, and was swept away in
the path of the midnight storm.
Onward it lied through the depths of the
groaning forest, amid the crash of frozen
brandies, down the broad courae cf tho
sheeted river, shrieking between tho icebound walls of rock iu the narrows, ovor
the open plain to the sleeping town, where
the bells quivered in a long moan aa they
lifted before its fury and then swung back
with one harsh clang, at which affrighted
sleepers moaned, or, starting up, crossed
themselves in the darkness, as the tortured
spirit swept onward, onward, down to the
very edge of the realm of winter and of
death ere il turned, and rushed, with its
never-ceasing wail of despair, back towards ihe endless niglit and desolation of
the uorth.
.Men have looked upon lhat midnight horror, but no living man has told what his
eyes have seen. Only when the fierce might
of summer hud rolled back the shroud of
winter to the .unchangeable limits of tho
eternal snow, in the depth of the awakening
forest, on Ibo green breast of the flowering
prairie, on the level beach of the swollen
river, are found the forever quiet bodies of
those who in an evil hour have looked upon
the face of the lost Courcur de Neiges.
Earlv Lambs,
'riur to lids time the ewes should have
been provided with dry airy sheds, with
abundance of exercise, and with a variety
of plain coarse foods, intorsperod with a
minimum of grain. Having bud such treatment as this they in enow iu a strong, lusty
condition and on the eve of a successful
lambing season. As this time approaches
there should be provided in a separate building or in one end of the sheep shed a warm,
comfortable room divided into several little
pens four feet square or larger, in each ono
of which there should be room for one ewo
and her lamb or lambs.
In this apartment the curly lambing ewea
should be placed a few days before they
may have quiet surroundings and a warm
reception room for the littlo newcomers.
Such quarters as these can be very cheaply
and easily made in any common barn or cattle shed by simply fining out on the inside
of the studding with any kind of old boards
and filling the space thus made with chaff or
sawdust. A few poles may be stretched
across overhead with some straw or cornstalks thrown upon them to aid in keeping
the apartment warm. Cure shouid bo taken
to see that on the southern or eastern aide
of the shed two or throe good sized window
sashes be placod ill order to let iu plonty of
warm sunlight.
This suggestion is for the benefit of thoso
who may not be able or do not care to go to
the expense of furnishing an expensive
building with artificial heat for the lambing
rooms. In fact the above described is
about the only sort that is in use at
present al, Woodsidc, and il is found
sufficiently warm and comfortable for any
lambs that are dropped naturally strong.
At limes it may be found necessary lo tako
some wciil.ly Iniiib into lhc kitchen and
warm it by the stove and stimulate it with
a little toddy before placing it again with
its dam.
In these quarters lambs should be allowed
to remain until they are past a week old
and have accumulated considerable flesh and
strength. They can then be removed to another portion ot tlie shed not quite so securely inclosed, and where they will receive
more exercise. It is a very bad plan to
keep these young lambs confined loo ciosely
on the start; they will take too much food
in proportion to the amount of exeroise,and
it will develop the same unhealthy tendencies that aro too noticeable among young
pigs when too closely confined to the pens
early in the spring.
A very convenient and effective way for
inducing young lambs to take exercise when
closely confined to the barns by inclement
weather ia to sti -k up two or three planks or
hoards, one end of the plank resting on the
ground and the other oil the top of the hayrack or any convenient poinl of support so
that the lambs can take a run up and down
the planks. It will only be necessary to
place the planks : the lambs will understand what they are for inside of twenty-
edsucci I p   li in ins  power and Ins: till all I he evil of his iialure awoke in fierce
oontempt foi his fellows moiled beyond all rovolt, and with a low growl of doflancoho
d upright uud retraced his steps.    She
hounds until I Is intolerable arroganco mado
iii companionship impossible
Fartl ei and f irther bo wandered with his
oi e ��� im in  omp u i, known and shunned
from the head ol tho Hollo
Rl ere to the utmost limil lof tho Missouri,
novor coming into any camp tue to ronton
uii lm store of powder or to tasti onoo more
tho awootnesa of aoknowlodged maatnry In movable.
must unsay tho cursosho has laid upon him,
or li,' would Btrailglo her willl his hands as
she lay.
I'n .lung aside the frozen cloth beforo the
entrance no orawlod bin k into the wigwam.
The lire still burned brightly, and on her
bed of pine the figure of the woman lay in
somo fierce contest of savage atrongth oi
But his fame had grown losueh n, point
that ho oould rar sly find a bravo who dared
0 face him.    f     was  whispered   that his
With hut anger surging through every
fibro and contracting evory muscle in totnur-
dermis tension, ho crawled noiselessly toward I In- ou 1st i eiched figure. He was almost
beside her now, but she  lay unmindful of
strength and endurance were something nit presence, Ilo raised himself on the
more than hn nan, and a sinister reason for points of Ins lingers, ready for his spring,
his long disappearances was hinted at that | whon he caught a fuller view of her face,
was lUlHoient to hold back ull but tho moat Mid with a gasp ol despair, he saw that
An Oliln Nan Who save Way lo nn Irro
slstllile Impulse.
Springfield, 0,, March 11.���A persistent
pursuit after a desperate criminal has resulted in bringing to light a queer phase in
the character of a well known citizen here.
For some weeks citizens have beon living in
constant terror of someone who lying in
wait for paaaera by, seemed to take fiendish
delight in clubbing them with a heavy iron
rod. Attempta to capture or indentify wero
all baffled. Last niglit James Curry saw a
figure which answered to the description oi
the man slinking along the street under the
shadow of the fence. He gave the olarm
and headed a party to capture tho fellow.
Mr. Curry soon caught up with the man,
when the latter turned, knocked him down
with a tremendous blow, then rushed to
ward the open country. The pursuers chased him for a long distanco and gradually
gained on him. He suddenly stopped and
turned toward them armed With a short
club. So terrible was his appearance that
Ihe whole crowd turned and ran. The man
then rushed back toward town. The crowd
soon recovered courage and followed. Suddenly the man rushed toward the house occupied by one of the most prominent and
wealthy citizens of the place, Mr. William
Bonder, Quickly opening the door he rushe
inside. The pursuers feared the man would
do something desperate, so rushed in after
him, What was their amazement to find
the man lying on a lounge, pale as death,
with bloodshot eyes. It was the master of
l he house, William Bender. He confessed
lhat he had committed the assaults and
said that it was done on account of an
irresislilile impulse,
Japan has a fine fleet anl an army oi I.'O,
000 men, Preparing1 for Spring.
Caring for live stock is the first duty of
most fanners at this season, it being important to keep domestic animals in such
good heart that they will enter spring in a
thrifty condition. There should be no neglect in cither stable, stall, or yard; and
those who have failed to keep their animals
clean, warm, and well fed will need to take
special pains to cany them through the
winter. Liberal feeding, warmth, and good
care are essential factors in wintering stock.
Provide ample protection from inclement
weather ami good conveniences for feeding
and watering.
Horses need daily exercise, and blanketing when left standing in the cold.
Steady work in winter will not injure a
mature horse, provided he be well
fed, groomed, and kept from undue
exposure. When confined in close, warm
BtabieB, horses become tender and subject
to colds, etc. ; hence the necessity of ventilation.
Cows due lo come in early should have
good shelter and a diet of dry hay, with a
litllebriin, bin no healing food (likecorn or
meal) for a few weeks before calving. As
the calves are dropped select the best heifers
for raising. All lice infested animals should
lie rubbed over wit ha mixture of equal parts
of sweet oil and kerosene.
Sheep need un abundant supply of wliole-
some food plenty of pure air, a dry yard,
and, comfortable sleeping quarters. Provide warm stables for ewes near lambing
time and give them roots rather than grain,
Remember that early lambs (as well aa
calves) are profitable, and sec that none are
lost or suinted for lack of timely oare.
Swine profits depend largely upon breeding and feeding���so sec thai both these factors are right. Care well for breeding sows
and give them space for exercise. See that
store pigs are well housed and fed ; light
aud frequent meals best secure thrifty
Poultry pays best when givon the best
attention. Look well after the fowls now,
for eggs and broilers will soon bring good
prices. If you wish an abundant supply of
eggs, keep thc hens in warm, dry quarters,
give them plenty of both green and dry food,
lime, gravel, and pure wafer.
Good seeds arc essential requisites to successful farming and gardening, as our fertilizers in most localities, and both ought to
be obtained orarranged for this month. The
aim should be lo procure the very best of
seeds���pure in quality, genuine as to variety
and adapted to soil and climate. When seed
is procured irom a distance it is advisable to
seiect carefully from the lists of reputable,
dealers. If a change in variety is desired
make it cautiously, giving preference to well
tested and approved kinds over highly lam"
ed bui uncertain novelties.
A good fertilizer is often needed lo make
even the best of seeds produce well, and
those wanting other than stable or barnyard
manure should now arrange for a simply i
or. what will be cheaper, purchase the mu
teriala and mix them according to some re-
liable formula���thus being sure ot genuine
fertilizer, aud avoiding any deception on the
part of manufacturers or dealers. It ia needless to add that February is uauallya favorable season for hauling muck, plaster, etc.,
or to urge that the mailer should receive
the attention of all soil cultivators who require such factora ot fertility.
The hiring of farm help for the season is
now in order and merits thoughtful attention. The aim should be to secure not, only
industrious ami skillful men, but such as
are of good habits, and known to be trustworthy, This rare combination of qualities
may be difficult to find, hut should be
sought. Whether he needs one or several
men, the farmer who has a family cannot be
too particular as to the moral character of
whoever he employs, The better way is to
ascertain fully us to the habits and antecedents of each man before engaging him,
and hence it is well to commence looking
for help early in the season. Some farmers
never hire an assistant without an investigation, except in uu emergency���such as
being short handed in harvest���and hence
usually retain help that is competent and
satisfactory, Such ��. course is wise, and
worthy of imitation by all desiring the services of men who arc alike efficient and
Good teams and the most approved imple
ments are essential factors iu farming, and
both should be provided before the busy season opens. No farmer worthy of the name
will begin his spring work with weak, crow-
bait teams or old style, shaekly machines.
Therefore let working animals be put in
good condition for the heavy labor they will
soon be required to perforin, and all farm
machinery be prepared for use when wanted,
Now, alao, is the timo to purchase or engage
such new tools and implements as may be
needed. Farmers who give these matters
timely attention will be likely to make progress in the right direction.
Close up the winter's work at the end ot
Fcburary or early in March. "Gather in "
your share of the ieo crop. Plan and prepare for plowing and planting. Engage
Bober ana trusty farm-help. Dot down
data of daily doings. Investigate new modes
of culture. Raise no scrub animals this
year. Look well after the lambs and calves
Use plenty of litter iu stables and sheds,
Tlie mother-hen is the beat incubator, unless
you know how to run tho other kind, "Get
the best" seeds, plants, and trees, Have
yon obtained catalogues and selected what
you need? Let amateurs try high-priced
and highly praised novelties. Use no inferior seeds or fertilizers. In purchasing deal
with principals rather than agents. Resolve
to bo a reading, thinking, piogressive farmer
Get and study good rural text-books. Miss
uo meeting where agricultural topics are
discussed. Much rural gospel may be
heard at sessions of farmers' clubs and institutes. Don't bo a chronic croaker, but work
on cheerfully and hopefully. Pluck wins
while luck is unreliable.
of the manner of administering Chinese justice in the eases of political criminals.
Before the end of the present uprising
many men, in all probability, will suffer
death at tiie hands of the State, for daring
to oppose the government of his Imperial
" When a person,"   says the  newspaper,
is taken prisoner, charged with treason or
rebellious conduct, he is bound in chaiiiB
and placed in what is called a prisoner's
oage���' Tsoh'in lung'���and carried to the
ollice of the nearest district judge. During
the transport his tortures depend in great
pail upon the will of the guards, as they
may remove the chains, give him good and
wholesome tood, and allow him to sit down
or lie down in his cage. In case the prisoner be disobedient, or if his crime be thought
especially heinous, both hands and feet are
loaded with chains, and he is allowed only
sufficient food to keep him alive for future
''it is seldom that any one who appears
in a criminal court in such a cage is allowed
to go free, although he is always treated in
a fashion ihal inspires him with hope. As
soon as he enters the gates of the courthouse the guards deliver him to the assistants of the judge before whom he is to be
tried.   They take him from the ca;;c and
onduct him to an inner hall containing a
table, upon which are tempting viands and
intoxicating drinks. Tho assistants invite
him to eat, drink, and be merry, and com-
maud the waiters to do his every bidding.
he invitation is accompanied by the gatekeeper's congratulations upon the man's
safe arrival at his destination, as well as
for his welfare. If the prisoner has hopes of
future freedom he often eats a hearty meal,
but if he has no such outlook he usually
begs permission to rest awhile. Alter afew
hours he is againapproaohed byoneoftheas-
slstants who received him upon his arrival.
The assistant's lieutenants again place
chains upon the prisoner and take him before the judge.
" In time of peace no sentence of death
can be executed without three trials or
judicial examinations. The fiist is held before the district judge, the second before
the prefect, and the third before the provincial judge or lhc Governor of the province to which the criminal belongs. As
soon as the sentence of death has been pronounced for the third time by the third and
last judge the crimminal is incarcerated ami
chained by the feet to the floor of the
prison. Thus he remains to the day of his
" The number of days, weeks, or months
which intervene between the sentence and
its execution depends upon the season. According to Chinese law criminals in time of
peace can be executed only during the third
month of autumn. If a man is sentenced to
death in September he must be beheaded
before Nov; 30; if in November, the execution is immediate, but if the sentence is
made in December be remains in prison until the following autumn. In the days of
rebellion or sedition, as at present, this law
is inactive, and the doomed man can be disposed of at once.
"When the day of execution arrives the
judge visits the prisoner and orders his
chains removed, An elaborate dinner is
spread fur him and he is invited to all that
he wishes. This 'execution meal' has van
ous significations. It is intended to prove
that tho headsman is not unfriendly to the
criminal, and isoniy the tool of the supreme
power. It is also looked upon as a viaticum
to facilitate the entrance of the spirit to the
invisible world; tho
to the criminal being; ' Eat until thou art
satislied. that thou mayst appear in hades
as a shade well nourished." The Chinese
also believe that the meal prevents the reappearance ot the dead in this world as a
hungry spiiit.
"After the meal the hands of the criminal
are fastened behind his back. Fastened to his
back ia also a light pole, eight or ten feet
long, bearing small white flag with the
name of the doomed man and Ida crime in
black or red colora. The end of the flag
falls upon the criminal's bead. Thus caparisoned he is led or earned in a basket to
thoplacc of execution, a large open field beyond the oity walls, and as near the north
gate as possible.
" As soon as the procession v. ith the pris.
oner arrives at its destination the criminal
is taken to the center of the field. Guards
and assistants surround him and command
hiir to fall upon his knees. The headsman
approaches the doomed man from behind,
removes the Hug, and sirikes the fatal blow
which severs the head fiom the body. The
officers then disperse.
���'Incases where the beheaded man has
committed nu crime against the State Ins
relatives ciui claim the body. Aa a rule, a
ahoemaker ia present to sew the head to
the body, and .0 p'epore il for burial by
the kinsmen. But ibis favor is never accorded to political criminals. The bodies
of such men are thrown into a hole, or open
grave, where they become the prey of birds
and beasts, The heads are placed in baskets, and later spiked upon long poles. In
that condition they are planted at the west
or north gate of the city, to serve as warnings lo all men who think of rebelling
against the mild rule of the ' Son of
Eggs Thai a Suake llml Snnllom-ii wore
lliiirlieil iulo Chickens tflci-imi-il.
" Some time ago Mr. Anderson, the proprietor of the tobacco plantation of (Ihuqu-
annas, on the island of Trindad, was annoyed by being deprived of his usual bicakfast
egg day nfter day," an ophidologist remarked, beginning a story. " The loss was the
cause of consideration disturbance, for the
cook, a corpulent negro, hud hinted her suspicions that it was owing the thievery of
Bibarri, the Hindoo butler. The latter, on
a hint from a visitor, had constructed an
ingenious nesi to beguile hen into laying
three or four eggs a day, and ho had beon
more than usually attentive to every cackle,
but instead of three eggs every day not an
egg could be found, although the lieu cackled as usual.
"Mr. Anderson was displeased, andamong
the servants recrimination was loud and bitter. Biharri watched the cook and the
cook watched Biharri, while the housemaid
and the stable boy watched both, and were
watched in turn. A little apart from the
other buildings is the stable. In lurking
places there Mr. Anderson, us he rode into
the yard one day, found the cook, the housemaid, the stable hoy, and Biharri. Eaoh
held up a hand in mute appeal not to como
nearer, while the cook 111 a stage whisper
explained that the hen was on the nest.
Presently the joyous ben flow forth, cackling
louder than ever. The watchers rushed
Irom their hiding places, crowded around
the neat, and plunged their hands 111 to grab
the prize. As they did so un enormous
snake shot out, and whilesoroamhlg in chorus thev rushed for the door. The cook fell
overthesnake, Biharri fell over the cook, and
the stable boy and housemaid took refuge
in the kitchen. Mr. Anderson jumped from
his horse and with his riding whip stretched
the snake dead by a blow on the head.
"Then the servants fathered round the
dead thief, and Biharri's face wore the triumphant smile of innocence vindicated. He
pulled out bis knife, ripped open the snake,
and nine tine eggs rolled out from the capacious stomach. They were lnarued and
placed under a hen. Three weeks afterward the incubation was finished and six
young chickens burst their shells. The
other three eggs were unproductive, owing
perhaps to their longer exposure to the action of tho powerful gastric juices of lhe
snake. The snake was the oribo, well known
aa the devourer of the young of lhc deadly
fer de lance."
��.�� ..   a. .am, a VH-LlDla lHh.'/ tlllH.
Interesting Experiments Hade with two
Members or tlio Coining (iciicrnUoii.
The limit of man's capacity for speed and
endurance in travel under given conditions
is a mailer of record, hut who has not witnessed the almost ceaseless activity of a
hildand been led to exclaim: "1 wonder
how far that child has traveled to-day?" A
gentleman recently attempted lo answer
this query in an ingenious way. He had
the floor of his nursery covered with white
muslin. He then strapped to the ankle of
an IS months'child a "marker'' consisting
of an ink-pad that mado a plain mark ' for
every step taken. The child was allowed
to roam about and amuse itself as usual,
and at niglit the marks wore counted.
There wore the almost incredible number of 6,48,') marks, which, allowing six
incliea to each step, make the sum ot the
day's journeyings3,242feet, or almost three-
fourths of a mile. The child was probably
not above the average in point of activity
and endurance, and ilsfcal was only that of
many another litllo one whose mother finds
it dropping asleep in her arms at niglit before the night-gown can be coaxed over its
head, while the older members of the family
wonder "what makes baby so cross and
tired to-night," The gentlemen nexl experimented wiih his boy of II years, who was
out of school and in a community affording
apace und attractions for rambling. He
purchased a pedometer, an instrument for
measuring distances walked, on the principle of the cyclometer, used for measuring
the distance traveled in a buggy or on a bicycle. This he managed to get into the
bottom of the boy's pocket, among the marbles, nails, twine, knives, and other bric-a-
brac there collected. Its additional weight
was not noticed for a few days and in that
time it did its work. The first day the instrument registered !IJ miles, and the boy
was at the table for every meal; the second
day's record was 10 3-7 miles; the third,
rainy day, 1>,; the fourth, 1)8-17. The
family was astonished at the result, and
thereafter when any one complained of a
walk of a mile or so nobody pooh-poohed
louder than Bob. One other noticeable re
suit was that Bob got his monthly pair of
shoes without the usual lecture 011 the sin
of wearing them out so fast.
Some Odd Notes,
"What makes 'off years in fruit bearing';" aska a correspondent of the Vermont
State Journal. " The trees aro starved to
death, that's more than half that makes'off
years,"he answers,
The French have a system of fattening
fowls that produces poultry superior in
quality to that found, as a rule, iu any other
country. There is a practice of mixing with
the ration certain spices and herbs that give
a most delicious flavor to the flesh. That
highly flavored foods impart some of their
agreeable qualities to flesh is shown in the
case of such of our own game birds as feed
upon wild eelerv, ,   ,    ,     ,,    , ,      .. ,   ,
Many a wonderful cow passes her  whole  Pens,to be botl! mllJaml dl7\ Nobo(!y need
life without her owner  knowing what  a | wonder at the hoarseneaaot the clergyman
prize he has, simply because  he has  never
tested her capacity.   Two   cows with the
Death in Church.
An English medical journal, the Hospital,
saya that there arc hundreds of persons killed in London every winter by bronchitis
and inflammation of the lungs who contract
those fatal diseases while sitting iu churches
and chapels. This may be considered a bold
statement to make, says the Hospital, but
it is not more bold than true. There are
hundreds of clergymen and ministers who
are the victims of chronic sore throat, bronchial catarrh, asthma, and cardiac irritability who owe those distressing and life-shortening affections entirely to the insanitary
condition of the buildings in which they
conduct their religious worship. Many
persons make it a rule to abstain from attendance at a church from the beginning of
October to the end of March, except on
those rare occasions when the weather hap-
The Criminal  I'rls l.lllli- Favor nml   Ilia
Trail is Vol Delayed.
According to Chinese papers, tho executioner's Bword has been busy in tho Flowery
Kingdom lately iu order to frighten would
be conspirators from engaging in the rebellion whioh has broken out against the reign-
" I Say What 1 Think. "
There is a class of people who pride themselves on their honesty and frankness because, as they tell us, they " say just what
lliey think," throwing out their  opinions
right and left just as they happen to feel,
no matter where they may strike or whom
they may wound.   This boasted frankness,
however, is  not honesty,   but is   rather
miserable impertinence am! reckless cruelty.
We have no light to say what we think unless we think kindly and lovingly; no right
to unload our jealousies, envies, bad humors
and miserable spites upon the hearts of our
neighbors.   I we must be bad tempered we
should at least keep our ugliness locked up
in our own breasts and not let it out to
wound the feelings and mar the happiness
of others.   If we must speak out our dislikes and prejudices and wretched feelings,
let us go into our own room and lock the
door and close lhe windows, so that no ear
bill our own shall hear the hateful words.
If any 111,111 seemeth to be religious, or even
morally decent, and bridle!h not his tongue,
that man's religion is vain and his character
is unprincipled and base.
same amount of feed may give the same
amount of dairy product, when if you increase lhe feed, one will respond by an increased product, while lhe other will not.
The one has reached her limit, while the
other has not, and lhe carelcas feeder witl
continually be throwing away Ids feed on a
cow ol small natural capacity. It is not
necessary or perhaps profitable to feed con-
t nually to the highest limit of the cow, but
each cow in the heid should be known by
actual test.
An old very obsetvant farmer once told
me to plant very few potatoes when lhe
seed cost Sl a bushel in the spriug; that
they would be very cheap in the fall. I
have found this to be practically true.
When potatoes aie very high-priced in the
spring many get veiy enthusiastic aboul
potatoes ; au unusually laige area is prepared, and prepared unusually well, and the
plants are given extra good cultivation ;
the result is that there is a yery large crop,
potatoes are very cheap, and 1 he next spring
no one wauls to raise potatoes at, such prices.
Result ; Few planted,aahorlciop, and high
pf'cea. These fluctuations are scarcely, if
any, less marked in some other crops. We
had au unusually good yield of wheat this
year that promised to bring a fair price.
The result was that many fanners were anxious to sow an unusually large area of wheat,
and would have done so had not the drought
prevented them. This, the chances are, was
eally fortunate ; for if all tho breadth desired had been put in wheat, a good yiele
would have of course, been equally unpiofii,-
able. It was well that the drought enforced conservatism at wheat sowing time.���
[John Staid in Country Gentleman.
M Glrard, a French experimenter, believes that with good cultivation and suitable
manures all soils can be fitted for the cultivation of the potato, but he nevertheless
lays considerable stress on the necessity of
taking into account the natural fertility, On
.he preparation 01 the soil he sums up the
question by sayingtliatinteiisivecultivation
of potatoes cannot bo followed except by
deep cultivation, and he recommended the
soil to be worked lo a depth of 14 inches at
least. One foot between tho plants is given
as about the proper distance along the rows.
Marly planting is important.
the continuod coughing of the congregation,
and tho general discomfort of tho Sunday
morning service in our town churches. We
have a climate which in winter is the dampest of the damp, and more changeable even
than a fickle woman. To manage the atmosphere which such a climate supplies us
with inside a public building requires trained skill and unwearying attention. But
what kind of person do we ordinarily employ to cleanse, warm, and ventilate our
churches? Is it not the case that the sexton
or church officer is very frequently a man
who, having failed at half a score ordinary
occupations, is foisted into his office by
some sympathetic patron because every
other resource has been exhausted except
the parish? A man of this class would be
just as likely to make a successful Prime
.Minister as a successful sexton. So far is it
from being the case that the workman who
has failed at every occupation is likely to
make a good enough sexton, that only the
very best and most intelligent workmen are
in auy sense fit for such an ollice.
Ily line Who Collaborated Willi Mini anoT
lui rn in in iiiiiiuaieiv. ���
Mr. Fitzgerald, an old collaborator with
Dickens, and associated with bim in the production of Household Words, recently
allowed a London audience to share with
him some of bis personal reminiscences.
Mr. Fitzgerald was a frequent visitor at.
Gad's hill, and, like the other guests there,
was often enchained 011 coming downstairs
to breakfast by the fascinating collection of
Hogaithian pictures and'curios that deco.
rated the walls of the staircase and the
hall. This habit of lingering over these,
alluring objects became so strong' a to,
render lhe guests continually late for the
morning meal, and to such an extent did it,
grow thut Dickens at last, in despair, threatened to have all his art treasures removed
elsewhere. Dickens, il appears from Mr,
Fitzgerald's account of bim, wasun enthusi*
astie admirer nf cricket, which is not diffia
cult to understand, when the memorable
account of the contest between Dinglcy Dell
and All Muggleton is recalled. Dickens
had a urioket field at the back of his house,
and attended all the matches with the zeal
of an enthusiast, He did not take any
active purl in the game, either at the
wiokets or in tho field, but always assumed
the responsible duty of scorer, at the same
time watching the play and approving or
censuring it, as Mr. Alfred dingle may havt),
In London Dickons was the same bright,
genial, energetic soul that he was in the
country. At the office of Household Words
in Wellington street, he worked midway
between tlie roar of the Strand and the dia
of Covent Garden market, and, according
to Mr, Fitzgerald, appeared to enjoy the
noise. At any rate it never disturbed him,
in his work, at which he was indefatigable,
for not an article appeared which had not
been read and reread, touched and retouched, by him, Here he had for his brother
workers Goorge Augustus Sala, Edmund
Yates, Walter Tliornbury, James Yayn,
Moy Thomas, John Hollingshead, Andrew-
Halliday, Charles Kent, and last, but not
least, the lecturer himself, for, he remarked
he honestly believed that he was the mosfc
industrious of the staff.
After a description of a few of the pleas.
r.nter episodes in lhe life of Dickens, Mr.
Fitzgerald came tn the closing scene when
the bright eye was to be dimmed, the mem-
ory was to fail and tlie bodily frame to give
way under the enormous tax to which it
had been subjected. The tire had, indeed,
burned itself out. Dickens a week beforo his
death had, with his usual good nature, consented to allow his two daughters to appear
at an amateur dramatic performance, and
himself to superintend the representation,
for he was always an enthusiastic actor and
a careful and painstaking stage manager.
The evening arrived and the play was duly
performed, but after it was all over Dickens
could not be found.
At length one of his sons discovered him
sitting liehind the scenes with his head hidden in Ids hands. Memory had temporarily
forsaken him, Ho did not know where he
was, and he thought he was at homo at
Gad's hill. The longing to be back at Gad's
hill, was too strong to be overcome, and he
started buck that very night, A week after
he was dead. In the last letter Mr. Fitzgerald received, he wrote : " I have been
obliged to Ily from dining and other engagements and to take refuge in my old place
and get myself into my usual gymnastic
condition. The deprivation of my usual
walks is a very serious matter to me aa I
cannot work unless I am in constant exer*
By a recent appliance to kitchen ranges
the refuse from the kitchen is thorouqhly
dried, converted iriio charcoal and used.
Little Tommy Smith.
Dlmplo-ohoebodand rosy lipped
With his cap rim backward tlppad,
Still, in fancy, lean soo
Little Tommy smile on mo-
Little Tommy .Smith.
Littlo unsung Tommy Smith-
Scarce a name lo rhyme it with;
Yet most, tenderly to 1110
Somothlng shuts unoouslngly ���
Littlo Tommy .Smith.
On the verge of some far land
Still forever does ho stand
With hisi'iipriin rakishiy
Tilted ;  so he smiles on nie -
Littlo Tommy Smith.
Oh, my jaunty statuotte
Of tlrst love, 1 sec you yet;
Though you smllo bo mistily
It is but through tears 1 seo
Little Tommy Smith.
But with crown tipped ba^k behind
And the glad hand of tho wind
Smoothing back your hair I seo
Heaven's best angel smllo on 1110-
-[J��HN Wliiteomb Itllty.
Women Who Smoke.
The empresses of Russia and Austria the
queen of Italy and the queen regent of
Spain as well as her majesty of Portugal,
Roumania and Set-via and the countess of
Paris, are all ardent lovers of tobacco, of
which they aro also thoroughly good judges.
Ptrhaps the most inveterate smoker among
the royal ladies is the empress of Austria,
wiio consumes from thirty to forty cigarettes
a day. She keeps her tobacco in an exquisitely chased silver box, which together
with a gold ash-tray, is always tube seen
on her writing table. Her imperial majesty
of Russia and Queen Marguerite of Italy
only smoke in the privacy of there own
boudoirs. That of lbe empress of Russia is
a most fascinating apartment, which makes
a really ideal smoking-room.
It is fitted up in the style of ono of the
loveliest rooms at tho Alhainbra, palm
trees giving it quite a tropical appearance,
while tempting loungcB invito that repose
which is such a delightful adjunct to th'
fragrant weed. The countess of Paris will
look at no tobacco which has not grown iu
Ibo sunny land of Havana, and while the
queen regentcf Spain gives her vote in favor
of Egyptian cigarettes, and the queen of
Koumania doclares in favor of Turkey,
Queen Natalie, of Servia, has a store of tobacco from each country, of which sho is
careful to get only tho very best. I believe
tho cigarette-cases carried by 301110 of these
ladies are veritable dreams of beauty, being
usually of gold, inlaid with precious stones.
Turning to our own country, it would take
too long to mention the names of tho well-
known feminine votaries of the weed, some
of tho highest in the land, and many of them
even smoke cigars.
Napier and the Swordsman.
After Napier's battles with the Hindoo
opposed to the English, a famous juggler
visited the camp, and performed hia feats
before the General,   his family and staff,
Among other performances this man cut in
two, with a stroke of his sword, a lime or
lemon placed in thc hand of bis assistant.
Napier thought there was some collusion
between the juggler and bis retainer.   To
divide by a sweep of the sword so small an
object on a man's hand without touching the
flesh, he believed to le impossible, though a
similinr incident is related by Scott in his
romance of the " Talisman."   To determine
the point of the General offered his own
hand for the experiment, and he stretched
out his right baud.   The juggler looked
very attentively at the hand, and said that
he would not make the  experiment.   "I
thought I would find you out I" exclaimed
Napier,   "But stop,'' ..dded the other;
" let mo sec your left hand.''   The left was
submitted, and the man then said, firmly ;
"if you will hold your arm steady. I wiil
perform the feat." "But why the left hand,
and not the right?"   "Because the right
hand is hollow in the center, and there ia a
risk of cutting off the thumb; the left is
high, and the danger will be less."   Xapier
was startled,   " 1 got frightened," ho said.
"I saw it was an actual feat of delicate
swordsmanship, and if 1 had not abused the
man as I did before mv staff, and challenged him to the trial, I honestly acknowledge
I would have retired from the encounter.
However, I put the lime on my hand, and
held out my arm  steadily.    Thc juggler
balanced himself, and wuh a swift stroke
cut the lime in two pieces.   1 felt lhe edge
of the sword on my hand as if a cold thread
had been drawn across it.   And so much he
added " for the brave swordsmen of India,
whom our line fellows defeated at Meance."
This anecdote is certainly a proof of  the
sincerity of an honest mind, ready to acknowledge error, and of nravery and calm*,
ness in expiating that error,
If tho storm be calmed by soothing measures, as when wc soothe a child that ia
weeping from fear, annoyance, or injury,
we quiet the nervous centers, upon which
the effect ceases. In children the soothing
method succeeds, and sometimes it succeeds
in adults, although iu adults tho cessation
of tears is more commonly due to actual exhaustion following a period of nervous activity. But after absorbing all this varied
and abstruse information the only thing an
average woman thinks about her tears is
that they aro a greater relief than a cup of
tea, and the most potent argument she can
Hunting a Ulerical form.
Thomas Williamson, who is wanted in
Canada for forgery and who has been arrested several times and released on various legal quibbles, has been located in Reno,
Nov, Detective Rogers of the Canadian
Secret Police has gone there to arrest nim.
Several years ago, while preaching at F.lmi-
ra, (Int., Williamson also acted asc,'i*hicrof
the only bank in the place. He speculated
lost the money of depositors, and finally, accumulating SIO.'I.OOU by forgery, fled to the
United States In October, 1890, He was
traced and arrested noar Virginia City,
Nov., but crawled out through a hole in tbe
extradition paper and got away, Other arrests in California and .Nevada proved quite
as unsuccessful. Once when a Sherriff captured the spiritual financier at a ranch in
Nevada, the prisoner excused himself to
chance his clothes, jumped out of a windor
and took to the woods. Detective Roger-
carried extradition paper with him and
hopes to get Williamson across the line intav
Canada. .-.' . - ��� -
- ---*1.-*.-...
J��]t.o flootonay Stat
"SATURDAY, MAIL 20, 181)2.
The following apology nppenra in
the Nelson Mkf.h of the 12th inst,:
"To the editor of the Miner: In
refeteneo to the long letter from
Nelson which has appeared in the
two last issues of the Kootenny Star,
and the editorial remarks thereon, as
far as I have heard any expression of
opiioou I can safely say that tbe
sentiments expressed are not approved by the people of Revelstoke,
who, as a whole, nro anxious that
Nelson and neighborhood should no
abend with inoreasiugly rapid strides,
Revelstoke, from its situation, will
naturally sham in the prosperity and
adyapoement of the Kootenay district. [Not if the Nelson Miner can
help it.-Ed, Staii. | W. A. Jowett,"
'"i'lievelatioke, Fob. 2!)th."
Neither" the long li Iter from Nelson"
nor llie |l editorial remarks thereon"
contained  anything   derogatory  to
Nelson.    Tin  inter satirically narrated tin- grievous discomfiture of tho
laiiil-gralili, is, ..bile lhe editorial was
merely a counter ugaiuet a previous
and uuoalled-for attack ou litis-* paper
try ll,e Minek. We wish lo be clearly
pnderstood in this matter,   It is our
earnest wish, equally with thai ol the
MlKh'H, to see the whole Koolenay
district prosperous, Inn. we contend
that the policy adopted Iiy the Mixer
ib, one of selfishness, aud would confine thai prosperity to one particular
spot--Nelson.    The above letter is
a very fair specimen of the nicau-
iies-i with which the Star has to contend 'in this town, emanating especially,'from a cerfain clique of which
Mr, Jowett is a prominent member.
Thank heaven, there are not many of
tbem,    Mr. Jowett calls himself a
level-headed Englishman, but had ho
iieted with the proverbial British fairness he would have sent his protest
to the Star for publication, as by his
preK-iit action he has implied that we
would not have inserted it, thus placing another weapon in tiie enemy's
bauds���for there can be little doubt
that the Nelson Miner is one of the
worst enemies iievelstoke lias, as we
will show furl lur on.    As for Mr.
Jowelt's statement that in: expresses
lhe sentiments of a majority of our
citizens, without beiug disrespectful to
lhat very high-toned gentleman, wo
most  emphatically state���and the
facts will bear us out���that it is quite
the reverse.   Mr. Jowelt's particular
following can be counted  on   the
lingers of one hand, but at the height
from  which  that   gentleman  looks
down upon lhe ordinary Revelstokiuu
it may appear to be more numerous.
At a public meeting held at the Viotoria Hotel a few weeks ago a certain
gentleman brought this mutter forward and proposed a vote of censure
ou the Stal for publishing tho letter
of " Plebiilh," whioh hail humorously
shown up the land-grabbing expedi
tion to the Kaslo district.   But the
meeting would havo none of it.   The
piopotjitiou was promptly sqtii
and 'ihe proposer out on his hat ami
walked out.   Where was Mr. Jowotl
theu ?   Outside, no doubt,   lb- hai!
left ihe I'oiiui a few mom uts before
the vote of censure was trotted out,
niter a whispered consultation wiih
the aforesaid mover of it,   li is not
necessary to explain the motii    '���
Mr, Jowett's with Iraw il  from   tbe
meeting at this particular n oi   n', tor
to those who know
partiality f,>; -
lhe hare and tl
planation is needed.   So-
';:':���'��� tery ;,, write    the i   ���
'���;.. el cluii ing tl
���, ntinieul * ot th   pi   ;
etoke!   8 ve tl Vlr.J
Is '  ' Mayoi of 1
Is ;. ���. i an*
'     .
v v I advise hi n lo spe k
As for,the low-bred Pe
r     '! e  '���'.
Bj .  '     ' ,       "    	
���; ue choice Bi
n uppi un to !�� lhe oul1 I ij in :' he
understands, if there i i bookstore
in Nelson wi would advise 1 n to
purchase tin English Grammar ni
niiiT Thero nro somo illiterate people who, by sheer im; udence and
luck, have found thomsel s in prominent positions, but wb se lack of
education renders them a laughingstock to an inl.'Hie,'.'lit public, The
editor of the Mixer '< along i to this
class. Aftor lament! bio failures in
different parts of the Province lie
seems to huve "struck ilo" al Nelson, and his luck hus given linn tho
biggest of all "big heads." lie is
quite at home in the garbage cart he
hints tit.   No doubt he understands
the a if the word "garbage," as he
used to llll the thin;., be published at
Donald (nnd culled il (newspaper)
with the rankest garbage ; and wo
believe it was in a garbage oart that
be Bkipped oul from New Westminster,   People with uusavoniy r ipnta-
lions i boiihi in- careful bow they oust
epithets lit others  who  had never
given thom cause lo indulge in personalities,    .iiis present publication
has al ways been noted for Us hostility
to British-Canadian interests, always
beliUliingll'e laws,customs,and pub-
lie men of our country, and holding
them up in odious cotnp irisou with
those of the United Slat,'.. leading us
to infer that the editor ui the .'.lisi.n
is not a British subject.   If he is, he
is n very unpatriotic one.    Every
week he publishes some slide reprint
from some rabid American journal
concerning British institutions which
is rotten nonsense, as any iniiu with
the least knowledge of those institu
lions would know,    One can ouly
pity such dense ignorance,   Tho following seems ludicrous, coming from
such a source:  "The people hero
(Ainsworth)  feel that they do uot
require a resident of Tacoiiiii (li. B.
Wright) to lako lho lead iu questions
of purely local interest."    But tho
bone we have to pick with ; he Mimeu
is the fact that it lias always used its
best ondeavors to divert trade from
Revelstoke.   It seeks to make tho
highway to the miuiug districts pass
through Nelson, and is not over scrupulous as to the means i! employs to
eil'eet Ibis  great  desideratum,    It
slated two weeks ago that the water
in tho Columbia "is lower now than
when the bouts slopped running,"
This was not true two weeks ago,
nor even a month ago.     But the
Golden Era copied ibis statement
from the Miner, and last Wednesday
the Victoria Colonist published tho
samo paragraph  under lhe head of
" Interior News,"   This will huve the
effect of deciding many to lake the
roundabout way via Little Dulles and
Nelsou, In the columns of lho Miner
there recently  appeared   nn article
containing these words, "There is uo
road, not even u trail, from the Arrow
Luke to the Sloean."   Is this only a
ii, , :'��� 'o prevent   immigratiou via
iievelstoke l   It seems probable, as
sia-ii immigration would  not  pass
rn,, i'i,;i   .,; ;.-'.\.   Its advocacy of
the subsidizing of the Fort Shi ppard
k Nils,,n Riulwuj by the Government
is a piece of the ��� ,,- doth, as thai
liue, wliile di. rting I
section ol the province, would only
be useful in budding up Spokane
and   .V l-.iii'.   Although Mr    I
... link '.bat
i Nelson ure rat that
'���! -. ... . ���   not.
A great number ol letters  have
Bevels   ke  from
fferent pai      .; the
I SUI land i .i  . .
ng oi
I   . ....
.    il
lore thai, a i fr ini
.   ��� llBVl
; ,..',,
ii tit,
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���NOTICE OF SALE BY Slll'illl'i
NANCY FIELD, Plaintiff,
D. V,'. CORBIN, Defendant.
In obedience Ion writ of Fieri Faeitis
issued out of the Supreme Court of
British Columbia nt Victoria on tho
llth day of February, 1892, and to
nie direoted in the above mimed suit
or the sum of $1858.97 debt anl
costs, together with iutorosl on t',,e
same III tho rale of six per centum
per annum Irom tho 18th day of December, 1891, besides sheriff's foe,
poundage, and all other expenses of
this execution, I have seized nml will
offer for .Sale by Public Auction, at
j he Court House, Donald, East Koolenay. B.C., on Tiiuhsdav, the 28th day
of'April, 1892, tu 12 noon, all tho
[tight, Title uud Inti rest of the e lid
D. W. Corbin in lho Lands us de
scribed iu Ibis advertisement: --
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Tin- judgment was registered in
th" Land Registry Office at Victoria
againsl said lands on tho 18lh day of
December, 1891,
Sheriff of Kootenay.
Skill Brought to Perfection.
Pbop. Dobenkwnd of Toronto, tho
greatest  Hair Goods Artist, on this
Continent, is now visiting Manitoba,
N.W.T. and Bbitish Columbia with
liis  itumense   stock  of   line   Hair
Goods, Coverings for either Ladies
or Gents in Wigs,Toupees, Switches,
; :   Curly,   Wavy,  and   1'luin
i       -, etc.   Seo his advertisement
I ,.,'  , dso large posters and
.- i -, for dates, days and pluees
be is Btopping,   llon't miss
ii       ,,.'. .',, and Bee bow natural
aud attractive looking .you can be
ind baldne ���, plain and thin
hair will be with yon n thing of tbe
pant    fn Kamlnop  Prof, Dorenwi ml
be  at tin,   li million Hotel on
.,   and until noon on
.  i. -   a,  29th and
aia -uk  .. ., .J, SojJ
Tho Leading | ���"*>    A
Sj^Hair Goods Artist | 5j   Ij
Wi'i-.B   r.utifulWiKSinll
Htiir GoodB Covc-roif-a
of   Evnry   Dtscription
^^^^^^^^     'of Canada_	
I will havo with mo Ladles'and GorvTs Wigr8)TOUpajCSjswitcho��, Bang's, Wavy nnd Plain Fronts
and Hundreds of Different Styles, manufactured of Finest Human Hair.
A! '- lairtlfni' t Hair, to produce'      ��� ��� tsin Cul
Sti I, Real Tortoise Shell, etc.   1 rst trip lo Mai
and I,ir, i Columbia*,    These provin lo I i
madei ;tra preparation in order to suit ai.i      ii any sti
No matter il  i    aid, have thin, gi     - I ���  I
DO NOT MISS Tl llANCl fi        id m
fur thc head man I hi
���       ' .
KAMLOOPS, B.C.. Dominion Hntol
1 ' "������',, ,-ui'l r,
MW WESTMINSTER, B.C., Colonial thiol
y   i, ', i. in I  i
mCOUVER, B.C., Manor House
���        ��� i       md Wal   Aju 7, s,9,
: W, B.C., Central Hotel
, Oi art! House
...    .  i  ,
Sfiiiin8! lift f
(w VJLAalaAJLSaW        V  XX   t
b K ib xi    Jo Jo. Xi uS x .xi d I j
tv n      i      m   * i ���
i/IUOu   Uuwufji   Uluulini^lt
It, E, IjEMON/S  I'lntiro Sloe!; in t-lits nbovo lines must lie
m f,iwui j ii Bwwwai mttawai
Notary Pulilio.
amriaa*JMaVWA*Mt7ftiHi1lll- naaaaaasaww '��� .--.i.a.iaaaa.-,jnm
Notavy I'l.hlic
Mining, Timber nnd   Real   Estate  Broko.i'H and  Goncr.aJ
('(iininission  Af-t-iils.
OonyeynnoeB, Agreements, Bills of Sule, Ulining Bonds, eto., drawn up,
Ronts uiid Accounts Collected ; Mining Ohiiins Botight nnd Sold ; Assessment ivm.'i un Mining (Jhiims Attended lo; Patents Applied for, Etc, Etc,
Lots on Townsito of iievelstoke for Salo ami Wanted. Agents tor Mining
Machinery, Etc,
, IA1BWAIII-&9 GW11 iiii ��9
Eakerv in connection with Store.
All descriptions of
gold and silver.
J. Fred. Hume & Co.,
Eevelstoke and Nelsou,  li. C.
Dry Goods,   Provisions  and  Har-dware,
Tho fublio will finil il to thoir advantage to pull a*nd
Inspect   Goods and Compare   Prices.
Any ordors  plaood with   Mr. ChaiUiES Lindmark  will huve im,.;.
I'liri-lnl ullonlion   und   prompt dolivery to uny  pari oi  Huvolsioko.
ames McDonald & Co.
Carry Inrge linos nf pluin, modium, umd high-grade furniture,   Parlor,and
Bod room Bets ranging in price from fO.60 lo-S'iOl).    Hotels fur-
nisbeil throughout, OHloeund bar-room ohuire.   Spring
mattresses made to ordor, nnd woven wire, hair
and wool mattresses in stook,    Mail
orders from Kootonay IjuK.
points will receive early
and   prompt al
ten tion,
11, V


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