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No. 36.
Is hereby given, thut application
will bo mado to the Parliament of
Canada, nt the next session thereof,
for nn Act to incorporate a Company
to construct, equip, maintain nnd
operate a line uf railway in the Province of Uritish Oolumbia from a
point at or nonr Nukusp, on Upper
Arrov/ Lake, Kootenny District, to
tho forks of Carpenter Creek, with
power to extend to Boar Lake and to
Cody Creole.
Solicitors for the Applicants,
Ottawa, December 28th, 181)2.
Lardean and Sloean Prospects
AGENTS to sell our .ihoice and
hardy Nursery Stock. We have ninny
new speoial varieties, both in fruits
and ornamentals, to offer, which are
controlled only by us, We pay commission or salary. Write us at once
tor terms, and secure choice of territory.���May Brothers, Nurserymen,
Rochester, N.Y.
Charmingly situated ou the bank of
the river, on the principal street,
close to the post-office aud
Government buildings,
aud nearest to the
First-clas.s Table, (rood Beds,
Fresh Milk.
I am cow prepared to supply
Families nnd Hotels with Milk at
lowest prices.
First Class DAIRY COWS
will do well to address
Box 217, Rovelstoke, B.C.
0. & H. LEWIS,
Catered lor.
Beautifully situated ou the Lake
shore at tho entrance to tho best and
shortest road to the Slocau miues nnd
New Denver, The best fishing and
hunting iu the district, with grand
bontiug and sketching facilities for
tourists and artists.
The Bar is supplied with the
Best brands of wines,liquors
and cigars.
Tho accommodations of the Hotel are
of tlie best.
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.10 daily.
Pacific        " "     16.52   "
Cheapest, most reliable nud safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chicago, Now York aud Boston.
Rates $5 to $10 lower thau nny other
oilier routo,
Specially fitted Colonist Cnrs, in
chargo of a Porter, for the aooommodation of Passengers holding second
class tickets. Passengers booked to
and from all European poiuts at
Lowest Rates,
Low Freight. Rates, Quick des<
patch, Merohauts will savo money
by having their freight routed via
he 0. P. It,
i''ull nnd reliable information given
by applying in    1). E. HH0WN,
Asst. Gon'l t'reighl Ag't, \ 'u i mer.
or to I. T. IIREWSTEI?,
A<i'i 0. P  If  Depot, Revelstoke,
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Ripans Tabules euro bnd breath,
Itlpans Tabulos cure biliousness,
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Nearly eoven years assayer at Morfa
Works, Swansea, nnd tor over seventeen
years ohief analyst to Wigan Coal k Iron
Co., Wigan.
Assays nnd analyses of every deserip-
tion undertaken ou the most reasorable
Special experience in coal, coke, iron,
ferro-manganese, steel, silver, copper,
lead and zinc.
Stockholm House
The Dining-room is furnished witu tbe
best the market affordB,
Tbe bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wines, liquors and cigars,
Tbe largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; lire proof safe,
VrcmliU -.
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c. p. a. mim
P. McOabthy
Eirst-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodging tin Per Week,
meals, 25c.    ueds 25c,
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is  comfortably furnished,  aud
affords first, class accommodation.
Royal Mail Lines.
Proposed Sailings from Halifax.
CARTHAGINIAN.. .Allan.... Feb. 18
MONGOLIAN    "   ....M'rohft
NUMIDIAN     "   ....    "   18
LAURENTIAN    "   .... April 1
PARISIAN    "   ....    "   15
LABRADOR.Dominion Liue.. Feb. 25
VANCOUVER        " ..M'chll
SAHXIA  " ..    "   25
LABRADOR.. " ..April8
VANCOUVER        " ..    "   22
Cabin ��15, 850, S60, 570, 580 and
Intermediate. 980 ; Steerage, 520.
Passengers ticketed through to all
points in Great Britain und Ireland, and
nt specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent,.
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agont; to
I, T. Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke ;
or to ROBERT Kerr, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
Ice-cutting is about ovor, and a very
large quantity has been stored.
Tho Rev. 0, Ladner will preach tomorrow in the Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30; evening at 7.30, All
are cordially invited.
Mr. and 'Mrs Edward ,T. Bourne, who
have been residing in Sun Francisco for
nearly a year, returned to Revelstoke
this week, an I will remain.
Kamloops Presbytery will meet in
that town on Wednesday, March lst.
The Presbyterian Synod meets in the
city of Victoria ou the same date.
Tbe Juvenile Templars will givo an
entertainment in the schoolroom next
Tnosday evening, when a first-class
programme will bo presented. The
price of admission is only 25 cents.
The usual fortnightly dancn of the
Revelstoke Quadrille i !lnb bad to bo
postponed on aooount f the deep snow,
aud on Thursday evening about sixteen
of our yonng people got together and
enjoyed an impromptu "hop" in Peter*-1
son's nnil.
On account of the deep snow the
Presbyterian services to-morrow will be
conductod in Peterson's Hall at 2.30
p.m., and in Mr. Paton's bouse at 7.30
p.m.���subject: "India and its Missions,
Medical and Educational." Sabbath
School at Mr. Paton's honse at 5.30 p.m.
[lipans Tabules cure constipation.
Ripans Tabules euro colic.
The finest, comfilotest and latest Hue of ElafJ
trtcal ftiiutlancesln tho world They hart- never
(ailed to euro. We are so positive of It that we
will back our belief and send you any Electrical
Appliance now in the market and you can try id
tor Three Months, Largest list of testimonials
on earth. Send for book ard journal Freo.
IV, T, Bari- Ic Co., "Windsor, Ont..
Rev. Dr. Robertson, superintendent
of Missions, who is coming west to
arrange for the best interests and supply
of the new districts opening up in West
Kootenay, is expected to prench in th��
Presbyterian Church, Revelstoke, on
Sunday, February 26th, when the Sao-
rament of the Lord's Supper aud Baptism will be administered.
The Chinese New Year was celebrated
on Thursday with a good ileal of noise,
the explosion of fire crackers being continuous throughout the evening. In
spite of tbe deep snow a large party of
Chinamen hired a sleigh, and, carrying
numerous flags, visited thoir {'cousins"
at the station, where 'or a time there
was high jinks. In the evening Jim
Hing gave a supper to a number of
white people.
In the Provincial Legislature Mr. J.
M, Kellie has introduced a bill to incorporate the Lardeau k Kootenay Railway
Co.; Mr, Croft, to build a railway in
West Kootenay; Mr. Punch, for a railway along Kootenay River to Kootenay
Lake. Petitions were received for a
private bill to incorporate the Nukusp
k Sloean Railway Co.; the Kootenay
Central Railway Co.; a railway from
Trail Creek to Sheep Creek; and from
residents of Golden to oppose tho bill
re water works ami railway at Golden,
The nmils have been vory irregular
during the week, more especially those
from the west. The trouble has lieen
caused by immense snowslides at Clun-
william, and a strong force of O.P.R
men have been kept busy there ever
since Tuesday, With the present warm
weather after such a heavy fall of snow,
slides will be taking place along the
lino right through the mountains, with
consequent delays to trains, The mail
from Vancouver and the west, due here
Tuesday morning, did not arrive till
Thursday afternoon, combined with
Wednesday's. Yesterday morning's
muil was delivered this morning, The
eastern trains also havo been several
honrn late every day.
The most important topio of conversation during tlio week has beeu "Tho
snow." For three whole days it came
down unceasingly, til! on top of the
.three or four feet already ou the ground
'it bad piled three foet more. Never
before in the moraorj of lho " oldest
inhabitant" lias such a quantity of "tbo
beautiful" been known iu Revelstoko.
Fences fivo feet high are out of sight,
and in places whore tho old snow hud
drifted in tho lato blizzard thore is a
depth of ten or twelve feet. Roofs lmvo
had to bo cleared twe or threo times,
and the snow hanks aro so high along
the sidewalks tlint if aoirciis procession
was passing along the street, nothing of
it oould bo seen except tho top of the
lofty triumphal oar.
Cruelty to cattlo hus boon very prevalent this winter, lliinoliors havo left
the poor animals out. in thn open without fond or shelter, w:lh three or four
feet of snow on the ground and tbo
thermometer showing many degrees of
cold below zero, Almg tho line of tho
C.P.R., between Ducts and Kumloops,
heaps of cuttle (dying anil dead) are to
be seen in the open fields, and not a
wisp of straw or food of any description
in sight. As fnr shelter, tho ordinary
rancher would laugh at tbo idea of
putting np shelter for cuttle. The word
humane is not in their vocabulary, At
Aslii'i'iift, Kamloops and many other
inland grazing districts numerous losses
from the same cause are reported. At
Grand Pruitio, where tho weather bus
been wanner, cattlo are doing well. In
Rovelstoko district nu losses uro reported.
Down from Big* Bend.
Last Saturday Gns Lund arrived
down from McOullough Creek, Big
Bond, whero bo has been prospecting
during the past summer aud fall,
Ho felt the recent cold, snap very
much, and as ho thought it might
continue for somo timo longer ho
mudo up his mind to come down.
He made the distance in two days,
keeping to the ice on the river all
tho way, thoro boing just a sprinkling of snow which mudo the footing
firm.    Ilo has locutod  three good
quartz veins, two of them ten inches
wide and the othor six inches,   Tho
best samples of this quartz assayed
as high as 55,0011 to the ton, while
tho lowest went 5150.    With stump
mills on the spot this percentage of
gold per ton would bo highly remunerative, and   a bonanza uwuits
the capitalist who will tuko tho venture in baud. Mr. Lund is unwilling
to sell his claim right off, but will
part with an interest to anyone wbo
can holp him in tho matter of oroot-
ing suitable machinery,   He is al-
roudy in oorrespondonoe with u gentleman in Spokane, with a likelihood
of a deal boing consummated.   He
is vory enthusiastic over his prospects at the creek, and says Big Bend
is the coming country.    He says
there are several quartz veins there
which would pay well to work, anil
is confident that it would be a paying
investment to ereot  stamps  thore,
Moreover, the country has nevor
been half explored, and ho beliovos
from all appearances that there are
vast quantities of gold yet undiscovered.   About tho niiddlo of De-
comber he visited tbe Consolation
placer mine on French Creek, and
the nine men employed thero were
then taking out in coarse grains and
nuggets 510 a day each, nnd  the
ground improving.    Goo. Luforme
arrived up all right,   Mr. Lund will
return as soon as tbo suow permits.
As Others See Us.
The Northwest Mining Review of
Spokane, a lirst-class mining journal
and one widely read by miners aud
prospectors in tbe North-western
States and British Columbia, has an
excellent article on the splendid outlook ahead of Revelstoke. It treats
of the mining districts tributary to
tbo town���Lardean, Fish Crook, Big
P> nd uud Illecillewaet���and says
there is every reason for bolioving
that manganese will be found near
Revelstoke. The article is very
complimentary to our town, as tho
following sentence will show:���"It
holds a position second to none in
tbe distriot from the facility with
which ore from all parts cau be
brought there for smelting and refining and tbo finished products sent
to tho best markets." Spoaking of
the smelter it says: "It rests with
the present owners of the Revelstoke
smelter to either let their property
fall iuto decay (und iuto tho river
also) or by the exeroise of a little
common sense start in nnw and reap
the harvest that assuredly will reward tho first company that successfully runs smelting aud refining
works in North Kootonay.1'
Nakusp still " in it."
The Now Denver correspondent nf
the Nelson Tribuuo, in a recent
issue of that papor, says :���
"Tbo steamer W. Hunter is to
fetch the teams from Slocuu City,
and tbey will lie hauling oro ovor the
Nukusp sleigh road as soon as Hugh
Mann arrives from Nelson with tho
sleighs. It can thon bo demonstrated
by actions itistoud of words wbieh is
the cheaper routo (via Nakusp or
Kaslo), and everyone in Now Denver
appears to have tbo utmost confidence in tho result. On bis arrival
here Mr, Maun found several letters
from mino owners with resiioet to
shipping ore over tbo Nukusp road.
Your correspondent wus informed,
on tho best authority, that one of the
owners of the Idaho openly stated
thut ho regretted having made tho
contract to haul oro from thut claim
by way of Kuslo, and on tbo termination of tbo contract the oro would
go by way of Nukusp,"
This substantiates a statement we,
mudo a low weeks ago, that when the
Nakusp route was opined up the
mine owners in western Slocau would
send their ore out thai way Bololy on
account of its being ohoaper, Hul
whether tho ore is taken to Kaslo or
Nukusp it will have to remain on ihe
wharves till navigation opens, This
stoppago will not occur uguin in tho
case of Nukusp, us the construction
of the railway from Revelstoke to the
Arrow Lake thi* siiininer will give it
eommuuicaiiuu ull tbo year lound,
Tlio next dunce of tho Col umbia
Quadrille Club will take place in
Putt rson's Hull on Thursday evening
at nine o'clock sharp. Free 'bin-
leaves tho station at 8.30.
Ripans Tubules purify thel lood,
Ripans Tabulos: for sour stomach,
Ripans Tabulos: standard romody.
[addbessed to tiie ewtob.J
Tlie Editor cannot he responsible for the
opinions expressed by correspondents.
American Silver Dollars.
Sir,���Seeing that all the chartered
banks iu the province will only
accept American silver dollars after
March lst at 20 por cent, discount,
would it not be advisable for all
interior towns to tako like action for
self-protection? Otherwise we shall
bo flooded with silver tbut is not
worth its face vuluo, Hotel men and
merchants should lose no time in
dealing with tbis matter,��� Jours
Revelstoke, Feb. 10th, 1893,
Taxes in Revelstoke.
Sin,���I hare boon expecting to see
a list of the taxpayers in tbis town
published in the Stab. It is tbo
custom to do so in tbe case of the
particular paper I subscribe to iu
the United States, and I see no reason why it should not be done here.
Those who pay taxes ought to know
bow their assessment compares with
others, as well as the amouut taken
from tho town by the Government.
Would you kindly publish such a
list, and oblige���Yours truly,
Revelstoko, Fob, llth, 1893.
[If the list of taxpayers in tho
larger towns and cities were published in full tho paper publishing
it would requiro to be enlarged for
that issue. Owing to the fuct that
real property iu Revelstoke is exempt from taxatiou (on account of
tbe townsite dispute) the list is comparatively a small oue. Tbe total
amouut of taxes collected in Revelstoke division last year, including
$380 from mining interests at Illecillewaet, was 811,220.95. Tho estimated amouut of personal property
tax in the town for the current year
is about j-160. We do not see tbe
need of our publishing tho list when
the collector's books are open to tho
inspection of auy citizen at any time
at the Government office.���Ed.]
Wonderful Kaslo.
The fallowing extract from a letter
written by a resident of Kuslo to a
friend in Revelsloko illustrates tho
phenomenal growth of the former
town since last spriug :���
"There are lots of fellows wbo
camo here a year ago broke, but are
now worth thousands of dollars,
Kaslo still continues to go ahead.
It is surprising the number of
people stiil coming in. Tnere are
at present tea stores, seven hotels
(two more in course of construction)
thre" cigar stands, two pool aud
billiard saloons, * * * and just
thinks of it, nine months ago there
was only ono house in Kuslo! I
feel certain that there will bo lots of
good chances in this district next
All Assessment uud Provincial
Revenue Taxes for the year 1898 are
now due and payable at my ollice, ns
billows !���
If paid on or before 30th June, 1S93:
Real Property Tux, half of one per
Wild Land Tax, two per ceut. of
assessi d value,
Personal Property Tax, one-third
of one per ceut.
Income Tax, one-half of one per
It paid after 30th June, 1898!
Real Property Tax, two-thirds of
one per cent,
Wiltl Land Tax. two and a half per
cent, of assessed value.
Personal Property Tax, half
of ono
per cent,
Income Tax, three-quarters i
if one
per cent,
Provincial Revenue Tux, S3.
III per
Assessor Bnd Collet
Revelstoke, .Fun. 28rd, 1898,
Kooteuay Lake
Largo Stocks on baud.
Preparations ure being made for tho
Grout Building Room of 1892. VI lUIIUU.
n   IIOlliu.1 ivumu     vuviiiui     imi\y
At last, two of ins captors came ; ami,
���perhaps perceiving his condition, ono of them
loosed all his bonds, head and feet and
tands | but Norris simply lay still unable
to move, and it was some hours before he
recovered ao far as to be able to sit up and
partake of food. During these hours ho
fancied he was alone ; for the Chinaman
who had placed a dish beside him, had sat
himself down thereafter behind the Englishman so that Norris was not aware that he
was watched.
Gradually, as he recovered in the warmth
of the day the use of his limbs, the aching
thought failed him that escape was impossible, even though he were���as he believed
himself to bc���alone. The power of his
body was so weakened that he could scarcely move. When, at length, he succeeded in
conveying the contents of the bowl to hia
mouth, he felt somewhat thc better of the
food; and, as the day wore on, recovered his
strength, in so far that he was at length
able to stand up, though reeling as he did
so like a drunken man.
The Chinaman was watching him curiously, well knowing that Noma's strength was
for the time being as nothing; and that
even putting that fact aside, escapo would
have been an impossibility. Norris started
when he perceived that he was not alone;
the Chinaman was seated smoking, and, to
all appearance, muoh interested in the movements of him whom he had evidently been
set to watch. Very soon Norris became
convinced that escape from the place where
lie now found himself was an impossibility;
to scale the wall, even given that be should
at some time he left alone, appeared beyond
the power of man; to. pass the buildings
even more so ; and further, his temporary
freedom from his bonds would, in all probability, be of the shortest duration.
His feelings was a mixture of agony and
despair. The hour." passed with leaden
step. Toward afternoon the first clew as to
the reason of hia imprisonment was given to
him. Several Chinamen had oome into the
place of his captivity. One of these, taking
a paper from the purse whicli he wore under
hia garments handed it to Norris, who, upon
unfolding it, read with tho greatest surprise
these words written clearly in English 1
" You write note, make pay any man ten
Englishman's hundred pounds."
Where had  this paper been obtained?
Clearly it had been written by a Chinaman knowing something of the English
tongue, and kiowing it, too, not as a guide
might know it, in the most childish form
of pigeon-English.
" You write note, make pay," it struck
Morris* at once. Little us he knew of pigeon-
English, it Hashed upon him that his guide,
for instance, would rather have said something like, " Vou makey write some piecey
note, belong can makey pay."
.Such was his thought; and he continued
to follow the train of conjecture instantly suggested to him when his eye had fallen
upon the paper.
" Ten Englishman's hundred pounds !"���
one thousand pounds i a largo ransom���more
than these men who stood around would
think of exacting.
Ouo of tho Chinamen interrupted his
thoughts, pointing with his linger to the writing, as though demanding an answer. But
the paper which had been given to bin was
not one which could ho replied off-hand, In
the first place, what was required ! " Make
pay any man,'-what was tho meaning of
this ? He had no English hank-notes with
him, and the writer of the paper must have
been aware that everything of a valuable nature, watch, chain, pencil, knife, everything
had been st den from his person. Ves,
everything, save (for somehow Ins finger
wandered idly down the inside of his coat),
a couple of Knglish pins, which he hail idly
placed there two days ago, to he used, perhaps, as substitutes for the buttons of his
clothing, winch were constantly givingway,
It was evident, therefore, that the only
thing which lie could give, ami the only
thing which could be referred to, was a note
to, or a check upon, hia bankers. Did the
writer kuow of the English form oi issuing checks'.' If so, who was he'���in what
position '. These were points the considerations of which set .Vorns's brain on tire,
The  Chinaman  pointed  impatiently   a
second time to  the  paper,   N irris
hesitate no longer.   A vague hopefulness
filled him.   He was, as he knew, in the remote interior nf the Temple of Confucius:,
, , ' ���,,..��� .��� ���.,._ ,..- earer the -am of one thousand
but already a chance was given   o him o -,<-,:.   .:  hallacknowledgo
communicating with some one (wnn, at least,   -..   -:- ,.'���;;.,--,,
escape ; his bonds must have been merely to
restrain him from violence; and clearly,
also, it was judged that the paper borne
away was that required���the equivalent of
the demanded thousand pounds. As Norris
thought of this, it struck him that if the
men believed this note to be what was required, he should have been in justice at
once sot free. Why, then, was he
still a prisoner? These men had received, to their belief, what they desired,
and still ho was not free. And he remem-
cored the treachery and the greed of the
nation, whilst an aching, hopeless pain
gnawed at his heart. Suppose he should
give this thousand pounds unconditionally,
would the amount satisfy his captors ?���
would it not but increase their avarice 1
Would they be content with this, or would
they not rather bleed him of his whole fortune, and then perhaps kill him by cruel
tortures, in the endeavor to force more when
there was nothing left ?
The position in which he was placed seemed to increase in horror at each new move.
One thing was evident, hemust not pay this
thousand pounds, even with the promise of
freedom ; it but opened paths whioh led to
fresh danger and to new terrors in the end.
For could he believo that the unknown
writer of this paper could be trusted for
a moment to fulfill a promise? His
vory method of treating his prisoner
(or the temple's prisonor) proved his
cowardly longing for gain. Who was this
man ?���who could he be ?
At this point conjecture became vaguo,
and, returning upon his thoughts, Norris
decided that he should endeavour by craft
to undermine his unknown enemy's intent;
for craft was surely justifiable in such a
If the answer came to his letter," "Yes,
you will be instantly set free upon giving
me a letter to your bank," then ho could
give such a letter, but���sign it with a false
name ! And if he were set tree���well, then
he would consider how far he was bound in
honor to pay this thousand pounds and to
take up the false order upon his bank ; and
if, as he was rather inclined to fear, the
promise should prove as nothing, then at
least he should not have given the first
taste of blood to the wolves ;and who could
say but that the false order might lead
some day to his discovery and escape?
This seemed the wisest, indeed the only
course to pursue.
Having come to this decision, Norris proceeded to examine the note which had heen
sent to him, and which he still held in his
hand. It was written upon paper of foreign
make���English or German, not Chinese
and this struck him as curious, in so fa
that a Chinaman, unless of some high rank,
would be unlikely to indulge in a luxury
such as the using of paper other than
Chinese. As he looked upon it, the thought
came to him that, hy carefully preserving
the paper, there was a dim chance of his
tracing the man who had written the words.
That he was not an Englishman was evident,
alike from his diction and writing���even
putting aside thc connection with his captors
���and from the fact that one thousand
pounds would have been but a small demand
from one of his own race ; so there was, indeed, tint a faint possibility of ever ascertaining who had penned the lines. Notwithstanding which, Norris determined to carefully
preserve the sheet.
The timo seemed to pass rapidly���so much
was there to ponder upon ; and although
the sun was setting, and, in reality, more
than two hours had passed when the answer
to his note arrived, it seemed to Norris
that his captors had scarcely left him ere
they returned. Vet his impatience as to
the reply was none the less strong, in that
he had been considering every point regarding the demand which had been made.
In a second of time his eyes had perused
the lines uow plaoed before him. And
this was  the answer to his note :
" Write bank make pay; then you go free.
Wrllopay any man."
fhe reply was what Norris had anticipated. Ife should he free so soon as he gave
the necessary letter to his bank���a letter
whioh the recipent had apparently some
means of disposing nf. Now the question
onme to be, Was this promise to be relied
upon, or not' A few hours more would test
the   ise.
i\ riting materials were again placed be-
fore him, He headed the sheet to his English Rankers, and, endeavoring to disguise
is har :. he wrote :
knew Iiis language) in the outside world, be
be it only in Pekin.
Rapidly he nude signs that he req
write. The Chinaman understood atone.
and one of them hurried id ������ leek what
was required, Evidently they knew what
Norm had been asked to 'lo. In a mom��nt
or two the man ret i ne I with the materials'
iwed by the Chinese in writing���a brush,
i pot of ink, and paper.
Norris was obliged to place t.nese upon
the ground, calculating at, the time as to
what ������ Jhouli write. Then betook the
brush in his band ,ir..l dipped it in the ink.
whilst the Chinamen i rushed round him in
curiosity, chat'-" ia in ongue to
one another. He drew every stroke with
the utmost slowness, for eaoh itrol
him the longer tune to think as to how he
ti^ '.i :omplete his reply. This is what he
wrote : " I am your prisoner. If [ pay one
thousand pounds, am [free? Mv money
barf been stolen. All I oan give is a letter to
my bank to pay one thousand pounds. If I
do this shall I b�� get free at onoo ?"
ft was short, yet he thou-hi sufficiently
orplicit. He bail learned, in bygone
days, that it is well to cut a letter short, in
oase of doubt, so to convey something of
'.lies 1 own doubt, to the other side, if it he
possible, by an atmosphere of brevity.
He folded the sheet, and gave it to the
man who had brought him the materials
wherewith to write. Thc recipient s first
proceeding was to re-open and scrutinize
the sheet, notwithstanding that be had been
carefully observing N'orris as he wrote; and
this act wasof itself sufRoiotit to provo to
Lbe Englishman that none of those present
could mail Ins words. Then the man left
bun, still apparently discussing what waH
to them a strange and curious thing. One
of them stayed a moment to lift the ink-pot
and tho brush. And, at last, Norris was
left alone���truly alone, for his guardian
had accompanied the others through the
doorway, which they had then olosed and
barred.   Clearly they had no fear of his
"Albert H. Dyson."
The Chinaman took the sheet from hi
ban :, and once more N'orris was alone,
'. ie a i ��� ighl ol Norris's captivity
had passed. During this night he hail
been ire to walk ibout for his bonds
wi re : ow .-��� move I Every hour that
passed had been filled with anxious expectation, Though it sesmed iselcsa to hope.
������ ��� hoped, waiting thr mgh the long
night honrs for that, liner'y which he had
virtually bought, though upon the dismissal
of his second note nothiug bad happened,
save that a large howl of food hid been
handed to him a short time thereafter.
During the night hours Norris n li i -
od to convince himself that liberty must
surely come with 'he morning. His note
had been dispatched too late the evening
hefore, he argued; and thus ne hoped
against hope.
Once he wildly thought of endeavoring to
escape. Alas' escape was impossible. Tin-
tree, his only chance, stood many!.-' re
moved from either wall or temple on every
Nor did he sleep, worn though he was
with long protracted fatigue and agony of
When day came, hour af'er hour went by.
Thn Chinaman resumed hia post of watch
for a lengthy period, but thore wcre no
signs of liberty after all anil it was with a
sense of thankfulness that, N'orris recollect
ild that, he had acted prudently and had
not trustor! to the word of his unforsoen
tt was not rpiito apparent that ono
thousand pounds would not purchase bis
freedom from Hie Temple of Confucius in
It crossed his mind,  that  pirha
man who had demanded tho note
liatis  I be J
of baud J
had beeu a fool, ferhaps, by his hate, he
had lost the chance of liberty���a liberty
which might have been his, had he refused,
and waited to endure torture before yielding to the demand for a ransom so large.
And now he faced the weary expectancy
of an imprisonment which might never
end, unless death, by what means to be
finally gained God alone could know, should
set him free,
This was the position in which Norris now
found himself to be placed ; for it is almost
needless to say that hour followed hour.and
day succeeded day, without the fulfillment
of the promise made by the unknown receiver of the false order upon the English
Norris was allowed a degree of freedom j
he was fed, and had moderate liberty in so
far that he was no longer bound, snd that
he had a large space to walk in. Further
than this, it was impossible to escape from
the tempio, though it was but seldom indeed that the Chinamen troubled them
selves to set a watch upon his movements.
Thus confined, Norris cast about in hii
own mind as to how it might be possible
for him to communicate with his fellows.
He had valuable possessions���possessions
whose worth ho had not till now realized,
and these were comprised in the power or
the possibility to write since he possessed
the necessaries to do so. For some days he
had been unaware that this was so ; but in
his solitary captivity it was not very long
ere his mind grasped a truth that was beautiful to bim when known.
He the paper���the margin paper of both
the letters which be had received from
his unknown enemy: it was little, for him
much���ay! very much, for by the scarcity
of an article we learn to value what wo possess. For pen he had two pins���one would
have sufficed���the only trifles which his
captors had left upon his clothing. For
ink, was there not his blood?
But these possessions were little without
the knowledge as to how he might apply
them. A wild idea of casting over the wall
small messages, tied to twigs with threads
plucked from his clothes, suggested itself
to him ; but of what use could this bo, as
the dust without would cover them?���and
if, indeed, by any chance one should reach
a human hand, that hand would be Chinese.
Then a still wilder idea of capturing the
swallows that ever an anon crossed the court
came to him, and then despair that his
chances were so few cast its shadow upon
him for many days. Whilst he was still
buried in despondency, it so chanced that
two of the birds upon whose aid he had calculated with a wild madness for a moment
or two, some days since, met in conflict in
the air above him, and, whilst he watched
them, both dropped toward the ground,fin-
ally falling in tho court.
The feelings that filled him���wild hope,
intense longing, terrible excitement���few
can understand.
To secure one of these swallows !
His heart burst within him in wild prayer.
Ha approached the birds. One flew off j
the other was so wounded and torn as to be
unable to riso upon its wing, though it fluttered wildly and struggled vainly to rise
froih the ground.
Norris could have counted his heart-beats.
Hastily taking oil his coat, he threw it
twice over the bird whioh now fluttered
along the ground. Each time in his terrible excitement he missed it. \'et again he
threw the coat.
Indescribable joy filled him as he perceived tint tlie swallow was beneath ; then
.carefully he secured it in his hand and set
bout examining the wound.   The bird was
but little hurt.
Considerably less than half an hour later
a small piece of paper lay before him, with
snme words upon it written in his blood.
The swallow was securely wrapped in his
coat. t His thread he had procured from the
rough edge of his clothes. All that now
remained was to fasten the paper to the
swallow's neck, or, better still, he thought,
round its leg and then to throw thc bird
over the wall, in the hope that it might hy
some chance bear his message beyond tho
lie folded the small paper carefully, and
as carefuliy replaced tho pin in the inside
of his coal.
The only traces that remained of his experiment at this juncture were the presence
ofa thread upon the ground, a small folded
paper, which for the moment he held between his teeth, and the swallow wrapped
inside bis coat.
He reached out and took the bird gently
in his hand.
At the same instant the doorof the temple
facing him opened, and two of his Chinese
captors appeared.
One of these instantaneously perceived
the bird. The utmost danger faced the
Englishman. His lips had closed over the
fragment of paper held in his teeth. The
bird was the auspicious point. If ho hesitated, ihe bird would be taken from him,
and these men would begin to question how
an I why it had come to bo in his possession,
and to ask what he had intended to do.
Ho knew that, ono of tbe Chinamon saw
the swallow. To conceal it, or attempt to
oonoeal It, was ruin.
Never did .N'orris experience such a
moment'if intense agony of rapid mental
conception as now.
The Ckinaman spoke to his companion
ith had now seen tbe bird ; and Ncrris,
acting like a cold, dead thing that scarcely
.knew whit it wasdolng, look the struggling
(swallow n both his hands and tore wing
iroin wiiij;, and thrust the living flesh and
the warm feathers in a hideous pretense be-
tween his moving teeth.
Hn hurt, stood stone-still; but the
1 name! saw him eat the living bird, and
by that he wm saved 1
a a a .
[l had become fully evident to Norris
that his freedom was not likely to bo given
to him, and that captivity and death only
were, before bim.
That   his   life   would  bo sparod for
Some tune, to come be could woll
understand,sinoe l>y killing him all prospoot
of further monetary extortion would
disappear. So that it seemed probable tli it
so soon M the order upon his bankers was
returned unpaid and asa false creation upon
his part, his captors would bo so much enraged as to proceed to extremes immediately, since thus they hooame awaro of tho
deceit practiced. In tho mean lime, if lie
went pror.ned for further sums, he decided
lhat hn should, after holding out as long us
possible, give as many further orders us
might bo necessary, signed with the false
name. m-jfaj _J
ed, and as the news that it had been refused
payment would take equally long of transit,
Norris calculated that even supposing it
had been sent by camel-post overland to St.
Petersburg, a means frequently employed
by those living in Pekin, he might look
upon it as a certainty thatthe reply regarding the order would not reach Pekin for
probably lour months to come.
At the expiry of that time he forsaw certain death���a death of the most horrible
nature, unless his escape should be effected
Some days had passed ere he had been
able so far to forget the horror of the
moment when, with the two men in front
of him observing his every act, he had been
torced to destroy, whilst he acted a hideous
part, the only living tie between himself
and those beyond the walls; and many,
many hours had sped ere he could touch the
food placed at regular intervals before him.
A couple of rough skins had been thrown
upon the ground at the foot of the tree by
one of his Chinese cantors, on the day following that on which he had signed tho letter required���an indication, Norris took it,
that although ho remained a prisoner, he
wsb not to he ill-treated,
Thus was his life���by day, pacing to and
fro in his place of confinement, living upon
Chinese food, and pondering vaguely upon
the dim chances of escape���by night sleeping, or gazing toward the stars when he
could not sleep, as he lay upon the skins.
A week went by uneventfully, and Norris still remained captive, as far removed
from liberty, so it seemed, as on the first
day of his confinement.
He rarely saw his captors; their curiosity
regarding him was long ago satisfied, and
seldom did any of them enter his open-air
prison save to give him food.
Several ideas suggestive of escapo had
occured to Norris���one that he should scale
the wall by the arduous fabrication of holes
in its surface, whereby he might, with difficulty, mount to the top. But there were
reasons to bar this gate of hope : tho holes
in tho wall would at once catch the eye of
the man who brought him his food; and
again, he might, indeed, succeed in making stooping-places to a certain height,
but befond that, beyond his reach
whilst standing on the ground, how was he
to do so ?
And this, like many another idea, had to
bo abandoned ; for Norris well knew that
once his captors perceived any possibility
of his escaping, ho would immediately be
transfened to another place, or possibly
chained, either to the wall or to some huge
stone, as he had seen the Chinese prisoners
chained. Then, indeed, the last ray of
hope would have gone! And so, urged by
extreme caution not to hazard a failure, he
waited, eagerly examining the while every
loophole of escape.
And at leugth he was in part rewarded,
for he perceived that the man who brought
his food was growing moro caroless, end
would at times leave the door behind him
half open when he entered from the temple.
Upon this Norris determined to act, Tho
Chinaman must be overpowered silently and
Norris had no woapon. His hands alone
were not sufficient to do tho deed at once
with absolute silence and rapidity; so he
set about carefully twisting a species of
rough cord, or thongh, which ho mado from
strips bitten or torn with his teeth from tho
skins furnished him to sleep upon���a tedious
process indeed. Thoso he twined and knotted tightly together. This he did chielly
hy night; and on the second day following
his resolution to overpower tho Chinaman,
he was in readiness to seize his opportunity.
Ho had a noose, which it was bis intention
to cast over the man's head thus to strangle
him hy drawing it tight from behind, whilst
his knee should be placod against the Chinaman's back.
Such was his crude idea; hut tho opportunity was not given him for a number of
days, for by somo chance the man camo
accompanied by another from this time
To Norris, in bis despair, it sesmed as
though every possibility of escape were but
flaunted in irony before him to vanish
thereafter into nothinr/ness.
In his bitterness ho recalled thc incident
of the swallow. Strangely enough, ho had
looked upon it as conclusivo at the time ;
now ho began to think differently. Tho
Chinamen had seen him oat the living bird;
why should he not trade upon that fact ?
There wero many nests along the caves of
the temple. Could he but reach theso to
capture tho birds, ho might still succeed in
the carrying out of the old design. And if
he were caught in the attempt; what matter? Was it not as food that he sought to
secure the birds!
During the night-time ho broke from the
tree, climbing it with cat-like caution in
order to do so without noiso, several
branches, which, being pieced together and
tied with pieces of cloth torn from various
parts of bis clothing proved, although slender, sufficiently Ion;} to roach to the swallows'nests.
' At first it was his plan to disturb thc
birds, and to strike them with his slender
rod, as thoy issuod from their nests; but
putting aside the difficulty of such a proceeding, there remained the probability of
so injuring them, that thoy must prove uso-
less; whilst on tho other hand, his weapon
might snap in tho air, from its unwieldy
length, at every attempt he made. Abandoning this idea, he determined to endeavor
to form of his coat a species of net, and,
rough and crude as tho plan may seem, it
wasiby this means that ho ultimately succeeded In capturing, at long intervals it ia
true and in tbo face of continued and frequent disappointment, several of the swallows as they issued from tho caves of tho
Iiy day he was tho possessor ofa number
of short sticks, whicli with dilliculty he
concealed from the sharp oyos of tbo Chinaman who brought his meals. At night
ho pieced those together���an arduous
piocess nightly to bo undergone, and
then with bis light coat simply extended
by means o( transverse slick al lho top,
somewhat M it niglit havo hung on
tbe baok of a chair, he mado his
round of tho swallows' nests, covering
each with tho ooat whilst he endeavor
od to disturb the birds, when, with drawing
it a moment that thoy might issue from their
nests, he would rapidly endeavor to bring
iliem in collision with the ooat on the chance
of their falling thus entangled to the
Many a weary and helpless hour did he
spend in this pursuit. It seemed beyond
bis power to catch the swallows. Such as
sl.uck against the coat immediately there-
bers, as though frightened by him liom
their homes. Accordingly he devoted himself entirely to one Bide of the court, lest he
should frighten the whole of the birds before
he should become sufficiently practiced t��
secure them.
As the human mind will overcome all
difficulties through time, so Norris overcame
that which had at first seemed insuperable,
and one morning in the early dawn hi
caught his first bird.
From this time forth it became easier:
many escaped, and disarpointment followed
disappointment j but notwithstanding he
secured an occasional bird, and these he
liberated with the brief message and cry
for aid written in blood and bound to ths
leg, in the hope that some one of his English fellows would hear.
In this manner he caught and liberated
ten swallows as the days went by. Once
he recaught one of his birds with the paper
tied to its leg���a disappointment of the
severest kiud, for if the birds were to linger
in the Temple of Confucius for ever all had
been done in vaiu.
The eleventh bird was in some way
slightly hurt in capture, besides being evidently young, and to Norris's dismay it
proved unable to fly freely, settling upon
the rocf of the temple near the edge.
The sun was already advancing in the
heavens, and he knew that shortly ht
might oxpect his first installment of food
for the day to arrive.
He had spent a long time, on the morning
in question, beforo finally succeeding in.
capturing one of the birds, and the disappointment on finding that it could with
difficulty fly was indeed severe. In his present state of mind it seemed to him lhat the
presence of the swallow upon the roof was
most dangerous, and, late in thc morning
though it was, he hastened to re-piece the
stick (he had somo time since taken it to
pieces), in ordor to reach tho bird and bring
it to earth a second time, thereafter to be
thrown beyond the high wall.
Ho captured it without much difficulty;
and so intent waB he upon tho subsequent
action of undoing the knots which secure-
ed the sticks that he did not for a moment
or two realize that time had passed more
quickly than he had dreamod of, and that
the Chinaman, with his food had entered
from behind, and now stood watching him,
with curiosity expressed upon overy line of
his sallow features.
The swallow was struggling feebly beneath tho coat. Norris was intent upon
his work. Suddenly he looked up. Some
consciousness came upon him that he wal
not alone. A band of iron seemed to draw
his heart-strings togetbor. The door of the
temple behind was half open, He was discovered ; but tho man who had discovored
him was alone, and as yet had made no
With apparent callousness ho undid the
leathern thong which he had bitten from
tho skins upon whioh be sat, and whicli he
now wore around his waist.
This he made rapidly, and yot quietly,
into the form of a nooso, as formerly. The
Chinaman was observing his every act,
curious as to what was lhe moaning of all
that he saw.
Norris stood up; the stick in his one hand,
tho nooso in tho other, us though the two
had some connection.
Making some pretense to bind tho throng
around the stick, he suddenly fixed his eyes
firmly ami abruptly apparently upon some
object behind tho man who stood noar him.
The Chinaman obeyed lho natural instinct;
ho half turned in the same direction.
Instantly tho noose was around his neck,
enclosing throat and pigtail with a terrible
strength; whilst tbo Englishman, with
knee and left hand, held the man from him,
whilst his right, without mercy, expended
its desperato force upon tho thong.
Thero was no cry ; suspension of breath
had been instantaneous. Tho man moved
his hands wildly for a moment or two; then
their motionB grew feeble, and his face
blackened; and still Norris held thc cord
and forced the man's body from him with
all his strength.
A wild, exultant hope leaped through
him���he was freo! for the Chinaman was
killed as surely as ho would havo been had
ho dropped some feet with a ropo around
his neck.
When ho knew that the man was dead,
Norris lost no time, but dropping the body,
hastened to the door and gained the inside
of the Tomple. The door on the other side
stood open ; beyond that lay a space, then
another temple, through which he must
pass; anil what lay beyond that again
Norris could not Bay, only his heart sank us
he perceived in the instant that ho was as
yet far from free.
Rapidity of action was his only chanco.
For a moment or two he stood in thc temple;
then, with an inward prayer, ho leaped into
the open space and dashed across it to the
building beyond.
As he did so, he became awaro that he
was seen. Two ot his foes wcre after him.
Fear lent him speed; but tho loud cry from
his pursuers had gone beforo bim, and as he
spoil through tho second temple, and reached its exit, another foo mot him face to
With the impetuosity with which ho sped
ho dashed the man over, so that he fell before him like a reed; but, as he fell, the
Chinaman clutched vaguely, and caught
the fugitive's ankle in his hand, so that he
was precipitated forward upon his faco with
terrible force, and instantaneously stunned
A Gone Oase.
I the first
woman you ever
loved ?
He���I think you arc the first woman I
ever truly loved. I have been attracted
moro or less by other women, but in each
instanco, before I fell in love with you,
there could be found somo rational excuse
or it.
Mistress���"I'd just like to know what
was thc meaning of all that loud and angry
talking down stairs last night."
Domestic���" That was just mo and my
husband, mum,"
" Your husband ! You told me when
you came that you were not married."
" I wasn't then, mum: but you complained about havln' so muoh love mak in' in th'
kitchen, so I married one of 'em."
Men are not in this world rewarded according to what they know, but according
to what they can make others think they
know. The Dairy  Commissioner  Talk)  Abont
"The Food Producing Resources of
Canada" is the subject upon which Pro-
lessor Robertson, Dairy Commissioner for
the Dominion of Canada, addressed a large
assembly interested in the provision trade
at the Home and Foreign Produce Exchange
London, England, recently.
The lecturer dealt with ths work of the
Dominion experimental dairy farms, found
ed with a view to increasing the output of
bacon, and improving the quality of butter
cheese, etc., also with packages, shipping
and other matters. Mr. J. D. Copeman,
chairman of the Exchange, presided. Mr.
Robertson was warmly received. His mis
eion to England, he said, was perhaps more
to learn than to teach; still, he was willing
and desirous to communicate to them in
formation concerning the vast resources ot
Canada, and to show how they could be developed to furnish food for the millions of
their industrial centres. Tho object of
all farming was to create wealth in food and
clothing. Wheat, cheese, bacon, butter,
fruits, tea, cotton, wool, and even silk,
were all products c iome farmer's toil and
skill. If these could be multiplied in quant
ity ami increased in value, every handler of the same, every business man, would
have a better chance to enlarge bis transactions and to increase his profits. Cauada
was large, andit bad vast areasof arable and
pasture land, which were not yet, occ.ipied.
By-and-by, when England sent more of her
good men to them, thoy will fill up tho great
expanse of fertile soil, and send food over
in vastly greater quantities, receiving cloth-
ingand other goods in return. He spoko of the
experimental farms. The primary objoctof
these farms was to investigate the varieties
of grain which were best adapted to different
toils, climatic conditions, and methods of
cultivation. When information had been
obtained from these experiments, bulletins
and exports were distributed widely for the
guidance of the individual tarmers in their
own practice. The work of these experimental farms was also intended to stimulate
farmers to a more careful study of the principles which underlie successful management of their own business. In brief, their
object was to help in the education of grown
men and women who lived on farms and
upon whom all the cares and responsibilities
ot mature life had come.
Last year over 15.000 sample bags of new
and promising varieties of gi'uinwjrc distributed free. From the sowing of the contents
of these sample bags upon well-prepared
soil, many farmers were able to obtain from
tbe first crop as much as two ' ashels of a
new and valuablo variety of grain, at no
cost to themselves.
An immediate result of this experimental
work was to induce the farmers to bo much
more economical, Then the different varieties of fruits and vegetables where tested and
reported upon. Besides the worl: on the
experimental farms proper, experimental
dairy stations had been established in each
of the provinces which lie east of Manitoba.
These wero becoming centres of exact and
authoritative information on the best meth
ods of manufacturing cheese and butter.
The products from them wcre shipped to
these markets, mainly through Liverpool,
to gain information from closo market contact how to meet the preferences and
prejudices of British merchants and consumers. Through these they were trying
to help farmers by showing them how to
seek the market, how to suit it, and how to
keep it for their own goods. The British
farmers had least cause to fear the competition of Canadian food products. A
fancy Canadian cheese, which, pound for
pound, was equal to the finest English Cheddar, tended to create a more general and
active demand for good cheese. It was the
inferior qualities of perishable food products
which tended to glut and depress the market, as well as to bring prices loa ruinously
low point.
Canada was the natural home of cattle.
With its fertile soil and bracing clinn.^e it
gave vigorous health to domestic animals
and freedom from all serious diseases of an
infectious or contagious nature. British
oonsumsrs might depondupcti the healthful, wholesome and nutritious character ot
all food products which wero sent from
Canada. Of the �� 13,000,00u worth of cattle
and beef which were imported into England
from outside countries, Canada expeoted to
send a much larger share in coining years;
and when consumers acquired the habit of
asking for Canadian bee. an 1 seeing that
they got it, trade might be more profitable
to producers, importers and butchers alike.
He spoke of their experiment in feeding
swine, and how they could obtain a quality
of lean and nutritious flesh, much superior
to the lardy bacons which como from those
foreign countries where Indian corn was the
staple and almost only food. On the experimental farm at Ottawa thiy had au extensive poultry department. Their trade
with England in the exportation of eggs and
poultry was a growing one, und it should
be capable of groat extension, as he found
that they imported these two items to the
value of ��3,962,501 last yoac. In conclus-
ion, Professor Robertson dwolt in detail
upon the food-producing resources of Canada by provinces, and resumed his seat
amidst prolonged cheers.
Professor Robertson also delivered an address on tho same subject before the mom-
bors of tho Liverpool Produce Exchange.
At the close of the leoturo. In proposing a
vote of thanks, Mr. S. G. Sinclair, one of
the members, said tho professor Bemed to
think that the rich mcrchan of Liverpool
had been makinga tremendous profit oue of
the poor Canadian farmer. Tbey had in
reality been working hard to make tho Canadian farmer, and in some years had rot
nothing for themseves in doing it, He hoped that in the future they would be able to
do better both for the Canadian farmer and
for themselves than they had done in the
Mr, W. Markles in supporting the resolution remarked that the Canadian cheese did
not very much commend itself in tho districts that Liverpool immediately supplied.
Although they did a large trade now in
Canadian cheese, they might do more if
Canada would adopt a class soft cheese
morc suitable to thoir requi.cmeut, He
also made suggestions in regard to the packing of Canadian butler imported into England.
Mr B. Oranahan remarked that if the
Canadian Government would only allow
English manufactured articles to go iuio
Canada free, then they might, us English-
men, guarantee lo form u league to sell
nothing but Canadian produce.
Professor Robertson, iu reply, snid that
he thought that they in Canada would be
porters in the kind of cheese they wanted.
They would also try to meet their views in
tho way of packing butter.
26,000 I WANS
In Oiitarie and Unebee-An Interesting
Paper Bead by J. C. Hamilton.
"The Algonquins of the Georgian Bay,
Assikinack, a Warrior of the Odahwas," is
the title of a most interesting paper read the
other night before the Canadian Institute,
Toronto, by Mr. J. C. Hamilton, C. C. B.
Mr. Hamilton showed from statistics furnished by the Indian Department tbat the
number of Indians in Ontario and Quebec
was in 1891 about 26,000, and that they
have increased by 25 per cent, in the preceding 25 years. The Aborigines of the
Georgian Bay district are of Algonquin
tribes, Ojibewas, Ottawas, Messissagas and
Pottawatamies. The population of the
northern Ontario superintended was in
1846 3,343. They held 3,120 acres under
cultivation. Their crops were 4,269 bushels
of grain and 1,300 tons of hay. The fish
taken by them were valued at {18,500 and
furs at $5,205, and their rovenue from other
sources was .?o,830. The charter under
which the Canadian Indians claim their
rightB is the royal proclamation of King
George III. in 1843, after tho treaty of
PariB. Their lands were only to be alienated at public meetings presided over by the
governor or bis deputy. Caro and control
over them is exercised by the Dominion
Government. The Algonquins of the Huron
and Georgian bay are divided into 15 bands,
settled on as many reserves on the shore of
lake and bay. Most of them are now
Christians, but a remnant of the old superstition is often found among them. They
meet yearly on a chosen place tc dance aud
soot Matei Manito the evil spirit.
the regulation of their affairs being in the
hands of councils chosen by themselves;
the oldest system of government on the continent is in operation in their council
houses. Their code of rules, when adopted
and approved hy the Governor General,
forms an excellent quasi-municipal system,
including the management of roads, fences,
schools and pounds. They exhibit laudable
interest in education and have many public
schools, and also send many of the children
to the Roman Catholic schools and convent
at Wikmemikorg, 11 Manitoulin Island,
and to the Protestant Shingwald and Wa-
monash Homes at the Sault tile Marie. Mr,
Hamilton then gave an interesting account
of several famous Indians of this region; of
Chingalacose, the Small Pine, the noted
Chippewa chief who aided Capt. Roberts in
taking Fort Macinac in 1812, and was afterwards for many years a leader of the tribe
in their wars with the Sioux, but was converted to Christianity under the ministration of Rev. Dr. McMurray when missionary at Sault Ste Marie. His son, Augustine Suugwauk, gave his name and aid to
the home thero established for the education
of Indian Children. Agikinale was a noted
Ottawa chief, and uuder the name of
"Black Bird," 'igured at the taking of
Fort Dearborn in 1812 and in the defence of
Macinac from American attack in 1814. His
son Francis waB, in 1840, when a lad,
brought to Upper Canada College, where he
developed good scholarly powers, and attained high places in his classes. He became Indian interpreter to the department,
and in 1858 ond 1S5!) read several learned
papers before the Canadian Institute as to
Indian history and costumes.. He unfortunately died in 1S63. The essayist then
discussed the " Manaboyh's " legends and
showed that these, as found in various forms
among our Algonquins, are the substance
of the "Song of Hiawatha," which latter
name i3 the Onondaga or Iroquois name for
tho same demigod or national herd. Several places along our north shore still retain
the name of ilanaboyho or Nuviboybee,
among these an island iu Nichipicoten bay,
which is his
Mr. Longfellow lays the plot of his song on
the south shore of lake Superior, when the
Chippewas, Ottawas and manyothers of the
nations named, and the customs and laws
ascribed relate quite as much to the Algonquins ofour north shore. The essayist concluded by giving abstracts of a few interesting myths, or legends, related by young
Assikinack when in Toronto, and which he
had learned from his father and other learned men of his nation on the Great Manitoulin island, where the brave old warrior
and his talented son lie now sido by side in
their last resting place at Wickmemikong.
The Beatitude of tha Unsuccessful.
There may be no Bible beatitude saying
expressly, " Blessed are the unsuccessful",
but there are beatitudes which are equivalent to tbis. We take from our Lord's own
lips, "BleSBed are they that mourn",
"Blessed bc ye poor", "Blessed are they
which are persecuted", " Blessed aie ye
when men shall revile you", " Blessed are
ye when men shall hate you." Then many
other Scripture passages have like teaching.
Evidently not all blessings lie in tbe sunshine ; many of them hide in the shadows.
Wc do not read far in the Bible, especially
in the New Testament, without finding
thatcaithly prosperity is not thc highest
good that God has for men. Our Lord
speaks very plainly about the perils of
worldly success.
The Bib'e is indeed a book for the unsuccessful. Its sweetest messages are to those
who have fallen. It is a ho k of love and
sympathy. It is like a mother's bosom to
lay one's head upon in time of distress
or pain. Its pages teem with cheer for
those who are discouraged. It sets its
lamps of hope to s.iire in t'aikened chambers. It reaches out t9 hands of help to
the fainting and to those who have fallen.
It is full of comfort foi those who are in
sorrow, It has its special promises for the
needy, the poor, the bereft. It is a book
for those who have failed, for the disappointed, the defeated, the discouraged.
It is this quality in the Bible that makes
it so dear to the heart of humanity. If it
were a book only for the strong, the successful, the victorious, thc unfallen, those
who have no sorrow, who never fail���the
whole, the happy���it would not tlnd such a
welcome wherever it goes in this world. So
long as there are tears and sorrows and
broken hearts, and crushed hopes and
human failures, and lives burdened and
bowed down ami spiritssad an 1 despairing,
so long will tho Biblo lie a book believed in
ns of (Iod���an inspired book, and full of inspiration, light, help and strength for earth's
weary ones. -[J, R, Miller, D. D,
A London despatch says;���After a summer and autumn abnormally healthy, the
death rate in London has suddenly almost
doubled. The mortality is now above thirty
per 1000, the increase being almost entirely
confined to diseases with respiratory organs.
The cause is ascribed by nearly every one
to the low temperature of the past three
weeks. It never seems to occur to Londoners that the lack of oxygen and the presence
of poisonous gases in the atmosphere of the
metropolis at this season constitute a positive danger to health. The so-called foggy
days of the past few weeks have brought,
perhaps, greater discomfort than ever before. The air has been surcharged with
fumes of sulphur, carbonic acid gas and
smoke, There hu been very little real fog.
On days when it has been as dark as midnight at noonday the humidity has heen as
low ss with clear skies in summer. People
went about with smarting eyos, coughing
and almost gasping, and complaining hopelessly of what they called the fog. A London fog can at any time be banished by law,
just as the same sort of fog has been suppressed in Pittsburg and other American
cities. The same statute which dissipates
the London fog will bring another great
boon to the metropolis. It will give it
comfortably heated homes in winter. The
million or two grate fires of bituminous
coal make the London fog, and nothing else,
Occasionally a newspaper timidly suggests
that the use ot anthracite coal in stoves and
furnaces would banish the nuisance, but an
apology and an admission of the impract ihili-
ty of the suggestion always goes with it,
Experts have recently reported that there
is sufficient anthracite coal in Wales to
supply all Britain for several generations,
but the death rate in London will have to
go away above epidemic point before the
Englishman will give up his soft-coal fires.
Influenza of a mild type is again reported from various parts of thc country, but
the Lancet, the chief medical organ, today gives the comforting assurance that
there is nothing at all approaching tho visitation of past years, nor is the disease likely to become so severe and extensive again
for a generation. On the other hand smallpox has broken out in an alarming manner
in many large towns and typhoid hasassum
ed almost an epidemic form in London. Its
chief victims so far have been among tho
upper classes, who, in this metropolis at any
rate, live amidst hygienic conditions which
may be said to be almost ideal. But for all
that the Earl of Londensborough, Lord
Stalbridge and several other peers have been
prostrated by the dreadful disease, and
there is reason to believe that typhoid rages
in a large number of West End houses unknown to the general public. Various
causes have been assigned tor this state of
things, but the explanation most popular
among the masses, who can not afford pheasants and grouse and that sort of thing, is
that aristocrats catch typhoid fever through
eating putrid game.
A Margin oi Silence.
The city man who goes to the country
seeks a certain remoteness from villagers
and people; he wants a margin of repose
and silence about him. He is eager to get
away from the unconscious but very real
pressure of dense populations; to escape the
noise and tumult and constant presence ot
mobs and crowds. There is a deep instinct
in his soul which prompts him to seek auiet
and solitude in order that he may recruit
his depleted spiritual force. He has a sense
of being submerged and lost; he craves the
opportunity of returning to himself and recovering his individuality. Such a margin
of silence and repose is the constant necessity of every thoughtful mind and every
fruitful career. An active creative man
must be in the world, but can never be of it
he must keep it at a distance, and resist its
approach as if it were a deadly enemy. To
draw one's inspiration from those deep
springs which feed the soul in silence and
hidden places and then to give thia inspiration to men through all the powers of activity and self-expression, is to live a whole
sound life; to attempt to draw one's
strength from the world is to run dry, and
become a dusty, arid channel instead of a
living stream. Many active, earnest men
and women, in their eagerness to serve and
achieve, violate this f uudemental law of deep
living, and surrender to the world that
which is not theirs to givo. A margin of
silence, repose, and solitude must protect
every lifo that steadfastly grows and expands; to live without it is to violate one of
the sanctities of our nature. Out of the
rush and tumult of thc world one must often
retire into the silence where God speaks
with that still, small voice never heard amid
the uproar of mobs and cities. An hour of
quiet, silence, and solitude every day would
save many a man from intellectual bankruptcy, and many a woman from nervous
wreck. The physical need of reposo is as
great as the intellectual and spiritual need.
The body craves its quiet hour no less than
the mind and soul; if the senses aro always
on the alert and the tension is never broken
the nerves succumb, and the harmony of a
noble instrument is turned into a discord
full of misery. The greater one's work and
power the deeper one s need of privacy,
Man Eating Shark.
A small shark was lately caught at a
well-known watering placo off tho south
coast, and was exhibited in a small tent,
outside which was a placard with a rough
sketch of the marine monater, inscribed,
"Man eating shark.   Admission 2d."
Two yokels paid their money, and stood
gazing at the mass of decaying fish.
Crowds came and went, but still the
yokels stood and waited patiently.
Presently they went up to the exhibitor
and said, " When will the man begin?"
"Whatman? Bogie what?" queriod the
ancient mariner.
" Why, when will the man begin to eat
the shark ?" said one yokel.
"No man ain't going to oat any shark.
They ain't fit to eat," replied the old sailor.
" Well, I'm Mowed 1 Then what do you
mean by patting up a notice that you show
A man eating shark!' Como on, Bill; I
thought it was a blooming swindle."
Sorrows are visitors that como without
invitation; but complaining minds send a
wagon to bring their troubles homo in.
A bridegroom at Hammond, Intl., thought
it prudent to begin married lifo economically. He gave filty cents to tho clergyman
who performed the ceremony, and then had
the audacity to demand a receipt,
Soldiers That loii-jl.t Without Firearms.
���Their Cnrlons Equipment.
The Greek pike was 24 feet long.
Tho mediaeval lance was 18 feet.
The standard Roman iword was   22
The helmet of Richard I. weighed 25
The rabbis Bay Cain killed Abel with a
David slew Goliath with a sling-stone, B.
Tho cross-bow came into use in the twelfth
The pully-drawn cross-bow had a range
! forty rods.
Projecting engines were first invented by
the Greeks.
Mixed chain and plate armor was used
from 1300 to 1410.
Gustavus Adolphis abolished all armor
but a light cuirass.
The French infantry were armed with the
pike until 1640.
Damascus blades were famous all over the
world B.C. 500.
The quarrels thrown by cross-bows often
weighed six pounds.
Shields were not used in England after
tho reign of Henry VII.
Thc cross-bowa of thc fourteenth century
weighed fifteen pounds.
Swords equal to tho host ever made aro
Btill produced in Toledo.
Greek helmets covered thc head, back of
neck, ears, and nose.
Tbe battles of Crecy, Poitiers and Agin-
court were won by tho archers.
The bow appears among the earliest
sculptures of Egypt, B. C. 4000.
In the seventeenth century German
swords were most highly esteemed.
Ancient battering rams were manned by
100 or 150 men, generally captives.
The double-handed swords of mediteval
times often weighed 30 pounds.
In naval warfare the ancient grap
pling-hooks and boarding bridges.
Many suits of armor worn in the u
teenth century weighed 175 pounds ea
Pliny ascribes the invention of the sling to
the Phcenecians, about B.C. 2000.
In 1216 heavy cavalry wereoovered,horse
and man, with scale or chain armor.
Stone arrow-points and hatchets havo
been found in every country in the world.
Long-bow strings were of plaited silk,
and worth five times their weight in gold.
At the siege of Jerusalem the Romans had
400 large, and nearly two hundred small
The saber is an oriental weapon, It was
introduced into the French calvary in 1710.
The catapult was invented in Syracuse
406 B.C. in the reign of Dionysius tho Elder.
The great two-handed sword was, when
not in action, carried on the back like a
Tho aword of Henry the Pious, Duke of
Silesia, was six feet long and weighed 30
The sling was made of woolen stuff, and
the slingers always stood behind tho infan
Egyptian bronze swords made B.C. 3200
were from 2 to 3 feet long, with doubl
The Mexican flint knives were made so
sharp that they could be used for trimming
The shield of Hector, when slung at his
back in walking, covered the body from
neck to heel.
Cross-bowmen were always attended by
shield-bearers, who protected them in
Tho largest catapults threw beams 6 feet
long, weighing sixty pounds, over a quarter
of a mile.
The legion was formed by Romulus B. C.
720. It originally consisted of 3,000 foot
and 300 horse.
Somo of the wooden towers erected to
attack a besieged city were ten stories high,
about one hundrod feet.
Toledo and Damascus blades were very
popular in the Middle Ages and sold for
thoir weight in gold.
When Cortoz invaded Mexico for the
second time he had eighty musketeers aud
eighty cross-bow men.
Tho value of infantry was not fully recognized by modiii'val commanders until the
fifteenth century.
Tho armor of the fourteenth century was
so heavy that a fallen knight could not rise
without assistance.
Tbo long bow was brought into Western
Europo in tho eighth century; bows wero
(i foot long, arrows 3.
Knightly lances wero from 12 to 20 feet
long, the heads 4 to 8 inches broad, and
from 12 to 20 inches long.
Thu Amazon Indians uso a blowpipe with
which they throw an arrow 200 yards with
wonderful precision.
Tho misericords was a small daggor with
thin blade made to reach the vitals of an
antagonist botweon the joints of tho arm-
A battle of wind anil rain,
JUBt when tho gloom was thickest,
Tho sun shono forth again;
Lit with a blaze of glory
Tho track of tho soothing wavos;
Foil liko nn angel's blessing
On tho desolate churchyard graves;
Gavo heart, of hopo to tho fisher
Wearily faring homo;
Brlghtonod tho brow of tho good wife
Watching llll he should como.
And tho words of the Holy Scripture
Woro borne to my soul again
As r thought of tho wonderful gladness
Of sunshine utter rain;
And thought that ovor tho Mastor,
As onco in Onliloo,
Is ready to calm tlio tumult
Of storm on land or sea.
And yot when lho gloom is thlckost,
And tbo day Is almost dono,
Ho sonds us choor nnd courngo
In lho gleam of the sotting sun.
-[Uarpor's Bazar,
A colony of about 1,000 Japanese is to
be established in Sinaloa, Mexico,
Intere-ting S'athtira or the World-. Great
est City from Kece t Bttnrni.
The total population of the county of Lon
don on the 6lh of April, 1891, was 4,231,.
431 the increase in ten years being 397,2.17,
or 10.36 per cent. The number of inhabited houses was 557,134, an increase on 19SI
of 68,249, or 13.96 per cent.
The total expenditure on the local government of London in the year 18S9-90 wu
��10,726,000, or as much as an Australian
colony. This was equal to ��2 10s. 8d. per
head of population. Tho rates were levied
upon a ratable value of ��31,586,000, �����
that the amount per ��1 was Cs. (Id., bu11ho
ratepayer only paid 4s, lOd. of this amount
The central rates fall equally upon all the
parishes, but the rates for o-arish purposes
are vory unequal, ranging from 3s, 9|d.
down to ls.OJd. For imperial and local purposes combined London pays in taxation
approximately ��17,000,000. The Inland
Revenue returns show that the total incomes
earned in London amount to ��123,513,000,
so that the burden of taxation amounts to
14 per cent. The balance of the loans outstanding at the end of 1891 was ��48,032,-
On Jan. 1, 1891, the paupers numbered
112,547 and the cost of pauperism was in
1889-90 ��2,340,000, the cost of each pauper
being ��21 16s. Id.
Tho number of persons committed for trial
during 1889-90 was2,906, while 100,748 were
convicted summarily. The habitual offenders known to tho police not committed during
the year numbered 2,362. The total represents a percentage of 2.7 to the whole population. The cost of the police was ��1,799-
000, or ��15,12s,9d, per head of the incriminated class.   Industrial schools coBt ��20,652.
In the schools of the metropolis the
pupils numbered in 1890-91 652,354; the
total cost of the Board schools was ��1,960-
000, of which ��1,272,000 was thrown OB
local rates,
Tho death rate in London in 1891 was
21.4 per 1,000 of the population, which
compares favorably with other large towns,
Liverpool rising as high as 27 per 1,000.
The open spaces in London, without
reckoning the issued burial grounds, extend to 5,449 acres. Besides there are open
spaces on its borders which bring up the
total of parks accessible to Londoners to
22,000 acres.
The fires in the metropolis in 1891 num-
berod 2,892, of which 193 were serious. The
lives lost numbered 61, 31 of these
having been taken out alive. The total
cost of the Brigade was ��120,723, or 6|d.
per head of the population. The fire insurance companies contributed ��27,196.
Property was insured for no less a sum
thau ��806,000,000.
Spectators of a Railroad Accident Burnt*
to Death.
Alton Junction, twenty-three miles north
of St. Louis, was the scene of a series of
accidents, begun in a railroad collision, and
as a result eight persons are dead, twelve
mortally injured, and as many more seriously hurt.
The first accident befell the Southwestern Limited express train, which runs between New York and St. Louis. The train
is operated by the Cleveland, Cincinnati,
Chicago and St. Louis Railroad. The train
left St. Louis at 8:05 o'clock Saturday
morning and arrived at the edge of the
junction yards at 8:50 o'clock. Just outside of the yard is a curve. After rounding
this curve, and within a hundred yards of
a siding, the engineer noticed that a switch
was turned; Thc train was rurning at the
rate of fiity miles an hour, and it waa impossible to stop.
Webb Ross, the engineer, Btuck to tho
engine, and was applying the air brakes
when it struck a string oi twenty loaded oil
cars. The second oil car from the engine
exploded, and 7,000 gallons of oil were sent
flying in all directions.
It spread out over the tracks in fire. Engineer Boss was unhurt up to that time, and
he jumped from the engino to escape. No
man could cross through the flames that
surrounded the engine. Before he had gone
ten feet ho fell and was burned to death.
The flames spread to thc other oil cars,
and soven of thom wero soon hissing and
roaring and sending up volumes of smoke.
Hundreds of people Hocked to the scene and
persisted in standing in close to the wreck
aud burning cars of oil.
When the crash came the passengers were
thrown about the cars, but most of them escaped injury.
The crowd ot onlookers had been increasing steadily. It was 11:32 o'clock when one
of tho tanks exploded, followed instantly by
four more. Fully 35,000 gallons of boiling
and burning oil were tossed into the the air.
Tho roar aud vibration could l>e heard for
The instant tho explosions came somo of
the spectators tried to run. The oil seemed to bo carried by tho air over the great
crowd, and far out in the village. It seemed to fall in streams and pools.
For those within tho circle of 100 yards*
thero was no escape. Their clothing waa
burned, and literally fell from thoir bodies,
n a moment those who could began running
hither ami thither, waving their hands and
screaming ior help.
Some went to the nearest water and
others ran into tho fields, and are missing
yet. Panic reigned for a short time, until
the uninjured recovered their presence of
mind to care for the afflicted.
Two barrels of linseed oil were taken from
a grocery store and applied to tho woundi
by several physicians who happened Vo be
on tho ground. Every house in the littlo
village was turned into a temporary hospital,
and every doctor in Alton and its vicinity
was summoned.
As soon as possible a train was mado up,
and twenty of tho sufferers wero brought
here to St. Joseph's Hospital.
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A Cheap Substitute-
Wife���Well, what do you think Johnny
wants now!
Husband���I've no idea.
Wife���Ho wants mo to lease you int��
buying him a bicycle.
Husband (wki has triod bicycling him.
self)���Nonsense, he can't have ono. Tell
him to go up into tho attic and fall down
two flights of Btairs. It will be just about
tho same thing, and save me a hundrod
Women aro invariably clothes observer*
to their sex. SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 1893.
From the account given by Mr.
Lut.d of tbe prospects  for quart!;
miuing in liig lleuil an effort should
be made to bring these facts to the
notice of mining capitalists.   Gold is
a scarce artiole in the market to-day,
Bcurcer, perhaps, tlnui ever before in
tbe world's history, when we take
into consideration its necessity to the
vast commerce of the present sign.
��� Silver and silver mines we have in
plenty, but gold still remains "tbo
precious metal."    There are known
to be large quantities of this precious
metal lying dormant in the llig Bend
country on tlie Columbia lliver.   In
the gravelly beds of ancient watercourses, iu the tributary crocks, iu
the sand of the river itself, yellow
nuggets, grains, flakes aud dust huve
been, nnd are still beiug, taken out
by the plucer minors.    But quartz
Tniuiug is more difficult, more expensive, and u poor mau enn do little
more limn chip off fragments here
and there,    Il requires capital to
work a quartz mine, nnd capital is
whut the ordinary prospector does
not possess.   Ik-ro, then, is gold in
abundance.    Should  this moot the
eye of any gentleman desirous of investing in remunerative mining properties wo would advise him, before
placing his monoy elsewhere, to pay
a visit to Big Bond.
From the Western Milling Co. of Regina.
'Ibis company nt present tied themselves compelled to double the size
of their miu., tho demand for thoir tlour having so largely increased.
Thn wheat reaped on the Regina plains last harvest was pronounced the
BEST between WiNSli'EG and tiik Mountaiks, special Samples being
secured for tbo World's Fair at Chicngo.
Flour .made from this quality of wheat is the article Mr. Bobson is new
offering to tbe inhabitants of Revelstoke tiud district.
Patent Hungarian, Strong Baker's, Oats, Shorts, Bran,
Chopped Feed, Rolled Oats. Granulated
Oatmeal, Wheat, Hay, &c.
Always see Bobson's prices before buying elsewhere.   They will bo the
This space is reserved
The groat drawback to Big Bend
ns a hold for mining operations is thc
difficulty of transport,   The trail is
in bud condition for the first 30 milos,
but from Death Bapids to French
Creek it is in an excellent state of
preservation,  being  the road constructed by the old-timers iu 1865,
when there were two or three thousand placer minors operating there.
Ill thoso days, wheu other goldfields
offored  rich  inducements, a miner
would not waste his time on a olaim
that did not pan out $10 a day at the
Very least, as that would barely keep
him in grub.   But $10 a day is uot
so dusty uow.   It costs a man about
S2 a day to live nt the Bend, more
than one-half of this boing taken up
by the packing iu of provisions. With
better transport facilities than can
be afforded by a pnok train the cost
of living might be greatly reduced.
In 1866 the American steamer Forty-
Nino look a cargo of supplies up as
far ns Death Rapids, whence it was
packed to tbo mines.   This could be
done now.   It would not bo a very
expensive undertaking to build 'a
staunch littic boat with machinery
powerful enough lo steam against the
current, which at one placo runs 10
miles an hour.   From llie rapids to
the mines the rond is good,   It will
be useless to ask lhe Government to
spend money on the trail under present oirciiinstnucee.   Hut wo believe
the time is not fur distant when Big
Bend will 1-e a place of too much importance to be oul off from its source
of supply, as it, is now,
Eevelstoke Station Post Office.
Tnr, heavy snowfall this winter will
probably mean an unprecedentedly
high river when old sol gets in his
work.   This in turn will mean the
further erosion of   the  river bank.
There is every probability thi I the
water will rise several
thau las' year (which i; snid tu have
boen :he highest for years, and 20
feet of the bank was bwi
the snow lies two feet dei per thai   I
any time last winter.    ���������
nothing em. be done I
destruction Acres of
good Itu
up, as well as thi
the Btuelti r,   It see
of pub ,
the bank   ;
The abovo Townsite will be placed on the market shortly.
It is situated at the North End of
Trout Lake,
in the Famous
whicli will certainly prove to he tho
Richest Mining Region
Numerous rich claims have been found close to this
Townsite, which will make it the distributing point for an
immense tract of country.
It is the ONLY LEVEL LAND on the North End of tho
The Owners intend to expend money on streets and other
improvements in the Spring*.
The trail from Lardeau City, on Upper Arrow Lake, lo
Kootenny Luke runs through the Townsite.
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware. Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes.
Bakery in connection with Store.
Messrs. C. B. Hume & Co.,
Eevelstoke Station-
The first hundred lots will be sold for
$200 FOR CORNERS   i   $150 FOR INSIDES.
For further particulars apply to C. E. PERRY & CO., at
the Head Ollice, Nelson, R.C.; or to
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
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these ohemei       '<������  i hfear   Uum nl   Estal    hing
or through '������������ thn of ...
Ihi" district alioiild ]
nncerte a   ��� ���  parlies witl   .   ,
further nso for it, ai	
[t wonld 1��' the hi (t     ||, ���> \i \ \> \ |>
to ostablinh a raeord offi ie al ei I
Duncan or Bear Lake on tho gro
of convenience for H iners and
prospectors, The most convenient
poinl for Bttcli nn office will oortainly
to wboro tho mines are, Thore ia no
lace in the Blocitn lhat offers half
Is hereby given, that application
will be made to the Legislative As
sembly of the Province of British
Columbia, at its next session, for au
Acl tu ii rporate a Company with
power in construct, equip, maintain
nud operate n Railway from a poiut
near the townsite of Oascnde
oyoos Division of Yale Dis-
���iet,      ce northerly along the east
ii i    istina Lnke, thenoe north-
Ij   to llm   right hank of the
Columbia River; thenoe along said
o Trail Creek; with power to
: lines in n point on the
il the Kootenay and Nel-
on r ��� o ar Robson, and
mine or mines adjacent to the
line nf Uml .iny; to build wharves and
���   . maintain nml oporato
nd teli phono lines,
Dated tl is 8rd day of January,
Railway Men's Requisites.
Mining and Real Estate Rroker and General
Commission Agent.
MINING CLAIMS Bought and Sold.
VV. ���). LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near f I'ii. Station)
12 \ I LHTO K ll,
G. IMRYW     '
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
A    : i III!    .I',' K  nl'
I'lnffllHli VVori.tc.ifl, ''rutrli ami
|rlnh Twoi'tlH mnl Sur^nn
Furniture & Undertaking.
Has u large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.


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