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Array VOL. IV.
No. 23.
An English Nurse of 15 years' experience is desirous of attending ladies
during sickness. First-olass references.���Apply office of this paper.
Robson the Baker
Desires to thank the people of Revelstoke for their liberal patronage dnring the past year. He will continue
to spare no effort to give satisfaction.
Having in use the latest invention in
baking apparatus, the
Portable Reel Bake Oven,
he is able to fill the largest order at
very short notice. Hia Bread will
always be the best, and he guarantees
-the most prompt attention to orders.
Special terms to hotels and
large consumers.
Begs to announce that he is prepared to make and repair ali kinds of
mattresses, pillows, ko., at reasonable
prices. Upholstering done on the
premises.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
0. & H. LEWIS,
Catered for.
R Tapping
Carpenter, Builder
And General Contractor.
, 'TheftoMt.MmiiletesUiitllatert Una of EletS
trlcal apDliancM In tbe world. Tbey bare nevet
failed to cure. Vt'e are so posltire of It tbat ve
Will back our belief and send you any Electrical
Appliance now in tbe market and you oan try 11
for Three M ontlm. Largest list ot testimonials
on earth. Send for book and journal Free.
W. X. Baer Ic Co., Windsor, Onr..    ,
m��� ��� ���.           ... _ .      - r-
Ernest Fletcher,
Flans and Specifications drawn np for
persons intending to bnild.    Seasoned Lumber always on hand.
Fancy Work, Turned and
Scroll Work executed
neatly.   A fine se��
lection Picture
Furniture Made and Repaired.
Orders by mail promptly attended to.
Stockholm House
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wines, liquors and cigars,
The largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good accommodation ; every-
thing new; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached; fire proof safe,
Manufacturer of
Boats, Sleighs & Toboggans.
Orders promptly filled.
F. MoOabth?  -        ���   -
First-olass Temperance House.
Board and Lodging $5 Per Week.
MEALS, 25c.      11ED8 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords first class accommodation.
Beautifully situated on the Lake
shore at the entranoe to the best and
shortest road to the Sloean mines and
New Denver, Tbe best fishing and
hunting in tbe district, with grand
boating and sketohing facilities for
tourists and artists.
The Bar is supplied with the
Best brands of wines.liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
Royal Mail Liues.
Proposed Sailings from Halifax.
SARDINIAN ..Allan Line... Deo. tO
NUMIDIAN "        ... Deo. 24
PARISIAN "        ... Jan. 7
LABRAOOR.DominionLine.. Deo. 3
VANCOUVER        "       ...Deo. 17
SARNIA  "       ...Dee. 31
From New York.
TEUTONIC... White Star... Nov. 30
BRITANNIC "       ... Deo. 7
MAJESTIC "       ...Deo. 14
Cabin $40, $45, 850, $60, $70, $80 upwards.
Intermediate, $25; Steerage, $20.
Passengers ticketed through to all
points in Great Britain and Ireland, and
at specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke;
or to Rodert Kerb, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.10 daily.
Paoiflo        " "     16.52   "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chioago, New York and Boston.
Rates $5 to $10 lower than any other
other route,
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in
oharge of a Porter, for the accommodation of Passengers holding second
class tiokets. Passengers booked to
and from all European points at
Lowest Rates.
Low Freight Rates. Quick despatch, Merchants will save money
by having their freight routed via
the C.P.R
Full and reliable Information given
by applying to    D.B.BROWN,
Asst. Geu'l Freight Ag't, V'ucouver.
or to I. T. BREWSTER,
Ag't 0. P. 11 Depot, Revelstoke.
The Lytton made excellent time
I on her up trip last Wednesday,
reaching Kevelstoke at 2 p.m.
Dr. C. E. C. Brown is now at the
C.P.R. Hotel, and will remain for
dental work until Tuesdaj evening,
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow in tbe Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, eveuing at 7.30.
All are cordially invited.
E. Johnson's letter arrived too lute
for insertion. It shall appear next
week. W. B. Pool's communication
will also appear next week.
Servioe will be held by tbe Rev.
T. Paton in the Presbyterian church
to-morrow evening at 7.30. Prayer
meeting at Mr. Paton's house on
Wednesday at 8 p.m.
The Naknsp sleigh road is completed seven miles, or more than
one-third of the whole distance. It
is estimated that it will be through
in 18 or 20 days at tbe most, a strong
foroe of men being employed.
The regular dance of the Revelstoke Quadrille Club will be held in
Bourne's Hall on Thursday next,
commencing at 8.30 p.m. Arrangements have been made for conveyances to leave the lower town at
eight o'clock.
Mr. T. Cadman, of Revelstoke, has
been appointed sole agent in the
Kootenay distriot for the famous
Fonthill (Ontario) Nurseries, the
largest in Canada, and is prepared
to receive orders for all kinds of
fruit and ornamental trees, eto.
Dr. Ernest McLean, of Revelstoke,
has just reoeived the news of his
appointment by the Provinoial Gov-,
ernment as health officer for West
Kootenay. He will inspect the sanitary arrangements of Nelson, Revelstoko and Ainsworth, and report to
the Government agents in the two
former towns.
About 100 bead of cattle swam the
Columbia River 300 yards above tbe
rapids below Sproat's Landing last
Friday. All safely reached tho other
side, with the exception of two,which
went over the falls. They were not
hurt, however, and came ashore all
right below. The cattle belonged to
Messrs. Wilson & Perdue, of Nelson,
and were brought from the Kettle
River district.
It is the testimony of all men who
have tried it that Myrtle Navy tobacco has the most delicious flavor
of any tobacco in the market, and
that it leaves none of the unpleasant
effects iu the mouth that most tobaccos do. The reason for this is the
high and pure quality of the leaf,
whioh is the finest kuown in Virginia,
aud the absence of all deleterious
matter in the manufacture.
Rev. C. Ladner has just returned
from a visit to Mr. Edward Adair's
farm, in the rich valley on the Arrow
Lake, just below Hall's Landing. He
says he was astonished at the size of
the vegetables grown there. The
tomatoes and potatoes are of immense proportions, and he brought
home a 23%lb. cabbage. A turnip
weighing 221b,, grown in Revelstoke,
was forwarded to the C.P.R. exhibition oar tbis week by Mr, I, T.
Brewster, station agent.
Mr. Chas. P. Blaokburn, who has
considerable miuing interests in the
Lardeau, brought two capitalists
from Seattle to look at some claims
near Trout Lake with a view to investment, and went to Thomson's
Landing by str. Marion lust Monday
for that purpose. They reached
Trout Lake, but the mountains en
whioh the mines are situated were
covered with snow and they had to
return, The gentlemen arrived up
last nifht and will leave for Seattle
this evening, A fuller account will
appear next week.
Boots & Shoes made to
Harness Leather Kept in Stock.
liipans Tabules: for sour gtomaoh,
Ripans Tabulos ouro bad breath.
Ripans Tabulos cure biliousness.
Myrtle Navy
T. & B.
In Bronze Letters.
Revelstoke Sawmill Burned
The worst disastor that has occurred in the history of tho town
happened this morning.   About 2.30
a.m. a workman employed at the
mill, named Donelly, disoovered that
fire was issuing from the maiu building, close to the boiler.   He at once
ran to Mr. Dan Robinson's bouse,
about fifty yards away,  aud after
awaking the inmates he went aud
knocked np tho bookkeeper, Morgan
David,   This had scarcely occupied
five miuutes, but by the time he got
baok to the mill it was a seething
mass of fire,  Thero was a stiff wind
blowing, and nothing could be dono.
The mill and dry-house (whicli contained a lot of planed lumber) were
soon reduoed to ashes,   The boiler,
which is built iu with bricks, seems
to be intact, and some of tlio machinery looks as if it might be used
again, but machinery tbat lias passed
through  fire is usuallv worthless.
Tbe loss is about #10,000, and not a
dollar of insurance    It will be a
heavy loss to the owners, Messrs,
Robinson k Steen, and thoy have the
sincere sympathy of our citizens, us
well as of everybody in the district.
About forty hands woro employod.
A new mill will bo built at oiico, but
tho site has not yet been emmon,
A New Hall for Revelstoke.
The Opening' Dance,
" The best dance in the history of
Revelstoke" was tbe unauimousverdict of those who attended the event
which celebrated the opening of
Peterson's new hali on Thursday
night. There is no prettier hall in
the interior, everything being finished iu an artistic manner which speaks
woll for the ability of the painter who
did all the embellishments and the
piiperhaiifajng���Mr. Bamsay. The
hall itself is G2 ft. by 25 ft., with a
stage ut tbe upper end 12 ft. deep
and the whole width of the room.
This is to be fitted up with scents,
wings, curtains, and all accessories
for dramatic performances, and on
Thursday night was utilised for card
tables on each side and the orchestra
in front. The floor is of white pine,
which is laid on top of inch planking
(which comprised tbe old flooring),
giving it a solid, dead sound, equal
to the famous oaken floors of anoient
baronial mansions, and just as polished and slippery, which several of
our gallants disoovered to tbeir cost
when they abruptly stopped in the
midst of a polka or Bobottische and
found tbeir heels where their head
ought to be, while a sympathizing
laugh gurgled around the room. The
ceiling is of varnished cedar, and a
dark, 3ft. wainscot nicely contrasts
with the rich, light paper on the
wall. At the lower end of the hall
a short passage-way oonneots with
the dressing rooms and olub room,
where everything is cosy and neat.
Mr. Peterson is to be congratulated
on having created suoh a handsome
and useful addition to the town. The
dance and supper was dne to Mr. J.
W. Haskius, who issued abont sixty
invitstions and bore all tbe expenses
with the exception of the hall and
the lighting, wbioh Mr, Peterson
made free to all. Tbe refreshments
were supplied by Messrs. O. k H.
Lewis, of Front Street, and were of
first-class quality, reflecting great
credit on the newly established firm.
In a short speech Mr. Haskins
opened the proceedings and congratulated Mr. Peterson ou tbe beantifnl
appearanoe of the ball, and then a
programme of 22 events commenced
with a grand march. Mr, G. Barber
acted as M.C. and Messrs. Ahlin and
Steed were the musicians. Danoing
was kept up with great spirit until
midnight, when there was an interval
of half an hour for refreshments.
Revelatoke possesses some graceful
dancers, bnt it would be invidious to
name them here. For the non-
dancers there were card tables and a
smoking room. The last nnmber on
the list was "Sir Roger de Ooverley,"
whioh was reached about 2,15 a m.
Residents at the station, who helped
to make tbe affair the suocess it was
by their large attendance, were conveyed to and from by the 'buses of
tho Viotoria Hotel and Columbia
Among those present were Mr. and
Mrs. Alleu, Mr. and Mrs. Conrsier,
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Brown, Mr. and
Mrs. Crage, Mr. and Mrs. Kirkup,
Mr. and Mrs, Law, Mr. and Mrs.
Nelles, Mr, and Mrs. Ballegard, Mr.
and Mrs. Ribbaoh, Mr. and Mrs.
Williams ; Misses Cora Brown, A.
Brown, Graham, Miller, Williams
and Sheehan ; Messrs. F. Fraser, P,
M. Walker, W. M. Brown, J. Stone,
A. Stone, A. H. Holdioh, M. David,
Dr. E. McLean, R, W. Northey, H.
J. Bourne, J. Abrahamson, H. Robb,
F. B. Wells, I. T. Brewster, J. P.
Sutherland, J, W, HaskinB, J, Guy
Barber, W. Kirknp, Jas, Kirkup, H.
Chapman, S. Crowle, T. Cadman, S.
Bickerton, C. Holden, H, Schuyler,
H. Bushby, D. Kinarny, A. McNeil,
F. Cato, Miller, Seemans, H. Glenn,
J. Serson, A. Hatton, L. MoDonald,
J. Heotor, J. Fleming, J. Nelson, O.
Lewis, H. Lewis, P. Lewis, J. F.
Ahlin, A. Parks, T. Steed, R. Green,
Prevo, Barohard, Ramsay, White,
Mackintosh, J. Brownrigg, Palmer,
W. McGrath, S. Needham, W. Beavo
and P. Peterson,
she gave her first "yell,'' which was
re-echoed from the surrounding
craigs and ravines. She was launched
in complete trim for work, and soon
a goodly crowd hud assembled on
deck for her first trip ou ibe lovely
.Slocuu. She was then loaded op the
lake.aud everything worked smoothly
and well. Drinks and cigars were
liberally supplied by Ihe owners of
the boat (Messrs. Hunter k McKin-
non) as well as by the hotel and
storekeepers of the towu.
The steamer is propelled by twin
screws, aud her machinery is of the
latest improved pattern. Her carrying capacity is about 60 tons of
freight, besides which she has accommodation for passengers. She
will also tow ore laden barges, tihe
presents a very neat and serviceable
appearanoe on the water, and her
owuers are to be congratulated on
the successful termination of what
has been a most arduous undertaking. The difficulties to be faced
were great, but Messrs. Hunter k
McKinnon were sanguine from the
Btart, and are deserving of every
success, as well as the good wishes
of everyone interested in the welfare
of the Sloean. All the timber used
in building was cut from lumber
grown on the spot. Everything else
���engines, fittings, bolts, nails, irou-
work, eto,���had to be bronght in
over many miles of rongh mountain
trails on the backs of pack horses.
The machinery came all the way
from Toronto, and was lauded at
Nakusp. Mr. Harry Sweat, who
superintended the placing of the
engines, is certainly a competent
engineer, as they worked splendidly
from the first turn of the screws,
Tbe steamer returned to her moorings before dark, and after a hearty
wish for " suocess to the W. Hunter,
the pioneer steamboat of the Sloean,"
the party landed and dispersed.
The first Steamboat ou Sloean
Launch of the W. Hunter.
[from our own corresponoent.J
New Denver, Nov. 9th.
The 7th of November, 1882, will
long be remembered in tbis city as
being the day on which the first
steamboat ever on Slocuu Lake was
launched. The weather was tar from
favorable, but the event went off
without a hitch. The turnout of
spectators was surprising, considering bow our population has been
depleted dining tbe past month,
muny of the boys having "gone out
for tlie winter," while others are still
up at tho mines anxious to put in all
tbe work they can before the snow
comes. Mrs. Janus Dilauey performed tbe christening ceremony by
breaking a bottle of wine across tbe
bows aud wishing "success to the
W. Hunter.'' As the boat left tho
stool's and graooftilly glided into her
native element a ohoer went up from
the crowd, aud was repeated whon
Lardeau City.
The rich mineral district of the
Lardeau is only accessible from two
points���the Kootenay Lake entrance
via tbe Lardean River valley on the
south-east, and tbe North-east Arm
of the Upper Arrow Lake on the
north.    This Northeast Arm is a
placid body of water about half a
mile in width and 10 or 12 miles
long, situated 28 miles from Kevelstoke, at tbe point wbere the Columbia River broadens into the Arrow
Lake.   At tbe head of the Arm, Fish
Creek (named on tbe map Incomap-
pleux Creek), which oomes from the
north through a heavily timbered
and rich mining district, empties its
waters, and steamers can enter its
month at high or low water.   Here
a wharf is to be built forthwith.   A
bridge is also to be bnilt across the
creek; for here, on  the sheltered
plateau around the head of the Arm,'
is to be laid tbe nucleus of what is
expected to become a busy centre of
the Lardeau mining industry���to be
known as Lardean City.   The situation is everything that can be desired.
There iB no other entrance to the
Lardean country except by the almost unexplored pass from Kootenay
Lake.   A company wilt make application at the next session of the Provincial  Parliament  for  powers  to
construct   a railway   through  the
Lardeau country from the Northeast
Arm to Kooteuay Lake, and also a
branch line to tho bead waters of
Fish  Creek,  thereby   tapping  the
miuing and lumber region aforesaid.
A sawmill will be established early
in the spring, logs being cheaply
obtained and easily floated dowu the
creek.   Moreover, Lurdean City ��ill
be the terminus for the ruilway from
Revelstoko to tbe Arm, towards which
the Dominion Government bus already appropriated ��3,200 a mile.  A
working party  left  Revelstoke  ou
Thursday morning for the new city,
and will commence the erection of a
2% storey hotel, 30ft. by 5011.; a
store, 20ft. by 40ft.; a boarding house
and tbe wharf and  bridge before
mentioned.    There is ample room
from tbe mouth of the crock  to
Thomson's Landing, for a large and
populous town, and from its geographical position Lardeau City is
bound  to  become a  place of importance.     The   townsite   will   be
placed on the matket wilhin u fortnight, and we understand the price
of lots will range from $100 to 8100,
Mr. A Halton has retired from the
mauag6meut of tbe Victoria Hotel,
Revelstoke, in favor of Mr. Cbailes
N. Nelles, late of the Merchants'
Hotel, Illecillewaet. The managers
are now Hamilton k Nelles,
Snow���the first roal si.ow this season���fell in Revelstoke on Tuesday
to a depth of two or three inches,
followed by sleet. Tbe weather has
been variable all the week, ofteu
threatening rain, with a few bright
glimpats of sunshine and slight
frost, but never cold. It snowed
all lust night, end is now quite a foi t
doep. Tbe thermometer stands st
about freezing point,
Ripans Tabules
I'liutiis Tubules
: for bad temper,
pleasant laxative. A Tale of Fairy-Land.
" 0, Undo George ! Please tell us a story "
cried Mabel. " Papa is in the library,
writing, and it's moat bedtime."
" Please Unky Dord," pleaded little
Bessie climbing into his lap, where she
knew she was always welcome.
" Ves," added Frank, " something about
grizzly bears and antelopes and mountain
" 0, dear I" cried Mabel, " I think hear
stories are dreadful."
"Girls all do," said Frank. "We'l,
please tell us a girl story then," he added,
as lie seated himself near his uncle, while
Mabel drew up an ottoman on the other
" Well, ohildren, who will tell mc where
Tableland is'!" asked U.icle (ieorge.
" I guess it must he in Africa," replied
Mabel. " There is Barntoland and all sorts
of lands with funny names, but I never saw
it in my atlas." *-
" No, you will not find it in your atlas.
But it is a wonderful land. Cats and dogs,
foxes, storks and all kinds of animals talk
there, ami when any of thom does or says
anything remarkable out pops a fellow called Moral, nnd solemnly explains what it
was all about.''
" 1 know where Tableland is, now !"said
aMahel. Frank looked very conscious and
Bessie gazed in cpe'.i-cyed wonder.
" Once there was a cat" continued Uncle
George. " His name was Tommy. He was a
Maltese cat, and all called him a good
mouser, which means that he caught a good
many mice. He was very active also, if a
bird or a squirrel ventured within reach of
his sharp claws. One afternoon in May,
Tommy sat out on the sunny side of the
house with his paws curled under him, lazily
watching, through his half closed eyes, the
squabbling sparrows, and a pair of busy
blue-birds which wcre building a nest in the
hollow of an old maple near by. Just beyond
the rail-fence, iu the meadow a robin was
bopping back and forth, stopping every few
minutes to make a sudden dash at a worm
or bug he had seen among the grass-roots.
Tommy's eyes were now very wide open.
Creeping slily through the fence and along
the meadow, he ley close to the ground for
a moment, with quivering tall, then made a
spring for the robin. But the bird was gone,
and in the place whero it had stood was a
large hole into which Tommy plunged headlong. Down, down, he went, until at length
lie struck square upon his feel at the bottom.
For a few moments he stood there,
dazed. Then hia eyes became adjusted to the dim light, and he crept
cautiously along the passage which led from
the hole down which lie had come. Poor
Tommy had tumbled into Fable-land. At
the end of the passage was a strong door,
with a round hole near the bottom quite
large enough to admit Tommy. He felt
sure thero were mice about, and creeping
up to the hole, he peeped through.
" Suddenly something dropped dowr beside him, he was seized by the neck, with a
strong grasp, and a cord was thrown around
his waist. Tommy tinned his head, and
there stood a mouse; but such a mouse! He
was larger than Tommy himseli' : ho walked erect and was dressed in :. pair of baggy
knickerbockers, alow; waistcoatand a short-
tailed jacket ; his head was topped by a
funny looking peaked hat, into which was
stuck a plume of bluebird's wing-
feathers. He carried a small gun,
with a sharp and shining bayonet fixed upon
Tommy would have pitched at his captor
and fought it out uu the spot, but the
muzzle of the gun was dangerously near his
head, and when he tried to back away he
found that the other end of the cord around
his waist was held by two other mice as
large as his captor. They pulled at the
cord with all their might ; the armed mouse
wenlbehinl Tommy and pricked him with
a sharp bayonet, and ihe prisoner could do
nothing hut plunge through the hole and go
wherever he Has led. Hesuon found himself in a room which looked wonderfully
like the cellar oi the house where he lived.
At one end of it was a low table beside
whioh sat a wise-looking obi mouse with
spectacles on his nose, and a plumed hat
on his head. Tommy was led up to the
table, while the tvvo mice which had been
leading him sat down beside it one of them
taking up a book.
" .So far everything had gone on in sil
now the armed mouse spoke. " \ our
honor," said he "we have at last aughl
that murderous cat." The gravo old n
looked sternly through his spectacles and
said, " Well sir, you are charged wil
wan tun and cruel murder of many members of our family. What have you to saj
"Please your honor, Baid i ��� ���.. . y, "I
never caught a mouse except when I was
hungry.    Cats must live Did il
isfy    your     hunger    to     torttir
mice, and play with thei i, befa
thom to a cruel death?"   Tommy dr
to Ins knees before his    idge, folds
paws across his breast, ind
mi r y ! y mr houor, and i.i,-   ���   itchan-
other mouse" " Vou ne*       i I
ou j    ' own captives,   is I
ly.   Then turning to his atten
��� lime i.   " Away wuh  h im,   Take him
b' ik where he I turn him
Into a mouse,   inch uiii e as tl bj   ave
ind turn him I	
first cat that finds him, '
'Tl iw funn .   i&iil  \i i el, ' [ thought
i ie   m ime-judge   wis   going  to
Tomn  .
"Well," said Uncle (iooi
m e upon the table sprang out and n i
��� I ��� itring th il bound Tommy, the armed
fellow :. e him an awful prick and then
Ti mmj colon."ii ed to ru (gle bul the mice
heid on hard although he nearly _< I
claws upon them, They could not get him
through the hole whero he eame, because
he stuck hi. sharp olawa into the floor, and
they wore obliged to gal lour moro of their
number to hold th i strin i ifore they could
mnnagc him, Slowly thoy dragged him
back through the hole hut the minute he
was through ha turned upon them i pin
only to bo mnl by the sharp point of the
bayonet which pricked his noso verj sharp
ly,   Then ho lost hoartand rolled over on
his side, letting, thom drag him where
they pleased,
" ' .-'vy, this ii hard work,' said one of
the mice.
" 'TIiih's go let's kill him now, whut'.. tlie
use of tiring wsolvcs all OUi dragging him
along.'said anotfear,
"'Hut you know tho jildgo said to turn
him int.. a mouse and lail tho cat kill him,'
b     ��� o first tnou o,
"   i il m't cue' aa'd the mouse with tho
lie jumped upon him and���
" That instant Tommy found himself sitting on the sunny side of tho house, with
his paws curled under him. The sun was
nearly dowu, the cows were coming up the
lane from the pasture."
'"0, dear, he was saved then," said
" Of course he was,"said Frank.
Bessie made no remark, for sh? was fast
AnillS'ug Legend IlIusfnillnK (inline 111
There are dozens (some say scores) of isl
ands of greater or less dimensions known
as "l.mlc Dogs," "Dog Islands," "Big
Dogs," etc. An island in the Thames, now
a part of London, is called the "Isle oi
Dogs." Carlyle alludes to it when he says.
"Tell us first whether his voyage has been
around the globe or only from Ramsgate to
the 'Isle of Dogs.'" Three lofty and rocky
islands near .St. Thomas (Virgin Islands)
are known as "The Great Dog," "George
Dog," and the "WestDog."
There are "Dog Islands" in the Malayan
Archipelago ; off the coast of Maine ; on the
coast of Franklin county, Fla., and another
in the Serawati Group. On the coast
of Kamschatka there is an island
known as "The Island of Talking Dogs."
Tlie curious story connected with this spot
of land, and the one which gives it the
name it bears, is this, according to an Asiatic legend:
The first inhabitants of the far north did
not employ dogs, but drew their walrus-rib
sleds themselves. After ages had elapsed
men made an attempt to use the dogs of
that region���which, by the way, talked
'ust as men do���as beasts of burden. The
talking dogs, however, argued tho case
with their would-be masters and were not
long in proving that they had enough to do
to catch game for themselves and thc children of men. But the men soon learned the
use of the bow and arrow and spears, thus
ruining the occupation of the talking dogs.
Again an attempt was made to harness
them to sledges, but the talking canines re.
boiled and all swam out to the island, afterward known by the title given in the opening.
Hcrethegame was scarce and tho dogs soon
turned cannibals, and by the end of the first
Winter there were only soven left. Some
human Kamschatkans volunteered to row
out to the island and bring off the remnant
of the dog colony. But the dogs refused to
leave their barren islaud, earnestly asking :
" What people arc you? We have never
seen you before." For this untruth Chanii,
the dog god, took their voices from them,
and until this day they have been the dumb
servants of nun.
Holding the Train-
" Madam, we mil- tho train at B���."
" But can't ynu make it, sir!" she gasped,
"Impossible, It loaves at three,
And we are due a quarter past"
" Is there no way t Oh, tell me, then,
Are you a Christianf"'lum mt."
"And are there nono among the men
Win run the train t" " No���I torgot-
I think the fellow over hore,
nillng thooaglne, claims to be."
She throw upon the cnglneor
A (air (ace, white with agony.
"Arc you a Christian 1" " Yes. I am."
" rhon, (I Sir. won t vou pray with me,
All tho long way. that (led will stay,
That Clod will hold the train at 11 1"
'"Twill do no good: it's due at three,
And" -"Yes. Ilutliodcan hold the train;
1 Mu ilgiay child i*. cailhtfi mc
And 1 must see her face nratn ;
Uh won't you pray!" " I will," a nod
Kmp'.ialle, as lie trakes his place.
W hen Christians gras;> the arm of God
] Thoy grasp the power that rules ths rol
Out from the station swept the train
I   On lime, swept past wood and lea;
i Tho engineer, wlthohc i.- u lame,
I   Prayed, "0 Lord, Lold the tram atB���-"
! Then Itung the thro lies wido, and lite
I   3 mo giant monster of iho plain,
: Wlule panting aide aad might; strides,
'   Past hill and valley swept the train.
| A half, aminute, two aro gained i
AIook those nur.'ii-.'ic 1 lines of -tec!
His jl *'' '���'- ���,;i:;  '''   " ' "���'" '���- stralncj,
And stl I he prove with fervent seal.
Heart, hand, and brain, with one accord,
Work uhl o his prayer ascends in heaven ���
'���.; )-t t. :.; if* 'r.a.', ��� ���,; i   -n.nut. -.-.. Lord.
And I'll make up the other seven."
! Will- nub. and roar thro igh mea ...w Ian Is,
;    I'n too*, age In. ne id.1 irer.n hillsi tea,
The ��� mting tiring obeya hia band-,
And speeds along with giant str di
Thevaai am     ��� ml lol iyed
e*n��in�� IItl ������ whili   butHe
.������ i    1 wh e il�� nil In i prayi ..
1 . inswcr, held the train a' H
A Confession Album-
Ti.e Bnglish "Society drawing-room
has a ni i fad > ii ii . unique as it, is
interei ing. On a ta Je i he drawing-
room or reception hall is kept a handsomely-
ime with i be w u I onfesiiom !
running in largi   {ill lette    over ihe hand-
i   lined      the gos
��� .. ������! ��������� ���    of the
;    ;!���. or intimate friend
Hero and finds a liue q lote I
esin o indicate
-, I  Ul   :
i    ���      I    . it.       ii    ���      i pe    il
���  i    ription, or
sad or joy:' ,1 happenii II
leave be print of his stati
[a]    ise fro    ii
The nameof tho wi ti        ;m I I i eaoh
Inscription,   and I    this
wdfor thi
ttsd by mtcm
��� es
. irac ei of tho        ���
writi  ai ��� emperamei
ill, liko a diai
the ovonl i of a  p. c if on i'i life.
U :'������    lol 0
men enter thoi I deposit I
i Shah tak     pn
Its to all th
cuti ni'   in  ii .'.   'i' lei 9 is o   in
plisil.   iboui   ��� p ��������� ��� in   Persia   ���
peal    for itself.
,\ ie I'', il i, imo i", ih" latesl con inn
tion no od. In thi the steam i ine ii i
Upi . 'i    m lached tn thodyi uno, in
Ktead '    first, thi dynamo beii ��� il
tauheil to in- ��� n " ii,   Thc llonr   pace require I is ii i largei th in If the dyuain   I i
a pally lor bi It driving.
Excitin��; Adventure o: an Eajrlish Engineer
In India,
The (rimes. Detection, Confession, and
Execution of lhe Last Member of thc
Terrible Religious Sect or the Ouile
Couutry-How Peter Killed the Sergeant
nml How he Failed lo Kill Ihe Sahib
���Ilis '.i-li-l'aI Voiisiktcss, and Ills Filial-
title Kelier Which Led lo Confession.
Three years after the Sepoy rebellion had
been put down in India, and with the country under such military and legal discipline
as it had never known before, I was at Hyderabad, a large town 500 miles east of
Bombay, in the province of Dekkan. It
was thero that a band of profession .1 thugs
numbering thirty-two men was captured
and executed in 1860 The vigorous search
after and prompt punishment of criminals
was having a due effect, and not a case of
poisoning or strangling had been known
about Hyderabad for several months. In
fact these two classes of murderers were supposed to have become extinct in that province. One morning a ryot, or farmer, was
found dead on the public square, and it was
speedily discovered that he had been choked
lo death. Tho imprints proved it to be the
work of a strangler. The thug used a cord,
while the strangler used his lingers. His
marks could nol be mistaken. Ho brought
his thumbs together on the "Adam's apple,"
while the ends of the lingers got their purchase just below the victim's ears. Sometimes the fingers clinched his ears or hair.
The " mark" was always plain to be seen on
the neck. Now and then a victim was attacked from behind. In such cases the
strangler's thumbs wcre brought together
on the back of the neck, and his fingers were
locked together over the " applo."
Several suspects were arrested, but nothing came of it, About twenty days after
the first case a woman was found dead within three blocks of the public square, and
she had also fallen a victim to the strangler.
Not only had she beon choked to death,
but her neck was broken. The police were
again aroused, and bodies of cavalry scoured the country and brought in dozens of
suspicions characters, but as in tho other
case nothing could be proven and all had to
be released. At the investigation almost
every suspect made the same reply as follows :
"No, sahib, I am ashamed to admit that
I am not guilty ef this crime. Wo are no
longer men, but slaves. I no longer have
courage, but am a coward and dare not lift
my hand."
Ten days later the strangler counted his
third victim, and this time it was a European. Only at rare intervals before the
mutiny had a European fallen a victim to
the professionals of any class. It seemed to
be an understood thing with all not to meddle with them in any manner. The victim
in this case was a clerk ill the civil-service
department attached to thc tax collector's
ollice, I believe. He had been ill for a week
or two and was occupying a room in a
bungalow in the heart of the town. Ten or
a dozen clerks kept "bachelors' ball" together and there wero half a dozen native
servants to take care of the placo. This
clerk, whose name was Adams, had a native
man for a nurse, but was almost convalescent, One nightat 10 o'clock be sent his
nurse with a note tou bungalow half a mile
disiant. The nurse was absent about three
quarters of an hour and upon his return ho
found Adam dead. There was the mark
on his throat and there was no question
about his having been the victim of a professional, and probably of the same fiend
who bad stranded the other two.
The polico and the military now quite
lost their heads. During tho following
week there wcre abont 700 arrests, some of
them being made 200 miles away. Nothing
like detective work was attempted, and as
a consequence every suspect had to be discharged for want of any evidence against
him. The authorities seemed to go on tho
idea that if a sullicient number of people were
arrested the guilty party would somehow
betray himself. Strong efforts were made
in three or four caBes to convict on shady
testimony, but after a fow weeks every
person who had been arrostod was set at
liberty. Being new to the country, and
having taken a great interest in the work of
exterminating the " professionals," I asked
for information on every band. One day, in
conversing wi th a Maj. Burke on the subject,
he explained :
" In my time I have inspected the hands
of at least a score of stranglers.   Their
strength lies mostly in wrist and fingers.
Hefore  graduating as  professionals  they
practice on dummies and resort to certain
gymnastics to strengthen the parts I have
named.   This man now among us is certain-
ly a professional.   If arrested you will find
l;is thumb flattened on the bull.  If I were a
. tivelshouldgoaboutlookingatthumbs,
I        ��� nstancesthe viotimleaves scratches
on tho hands of the assassin, which
would further help to identify him in oase
From thai '-on [iuBtinotivelyglanood
il lhe hands of every native with whom I
intact, bill without tho slightest
hope  of making  any discovery   of value.
IV ��� ii   ,.    [tei   he mur lor of tho olorli
Dglei we   heatd from again.    This
lima i waa ���   ei [oanl ol Infantry,
hisdi uh on ine highway bo-
hi   :'.''o and ihe oamp,   It was
.. ii al 0 o look in tho ovoning  when ho
ip, and it was known ilia) ho
". .s    ���,,     Ii rably   under   the  influoili e id
I!   wa  almi il i gianl in si/,' mid
nd it fl lo to eonoliido
tl .'   ��� had miothing of ii    ruggl
II drunk mil taken unawares.
i    ... .: ....o eame lo loot him
0 i    blood        fo .ml i   i i   Iiii [or nails Iii
. ited n,' ii mils oi lib
i        ���   i poinl logo, but wm;
i  en    m   hi'd i',   il.'1   authorities
I'lii   ���   owed I<.f ' .ui ��� prnviou ly pm
. I ���     *e re 111 ii n d red nr n
On tl I day  after tho bi rgoo
; I chain work to do on n
: 'nd 'wo mil"! ' i.' ni il,.   lown,
���   ;     ���       .....      i ...
n'l..!.'.        II.     .',
' d    man,    vory    slender,    an I
 nol  al    120 pounds
le    i "i    drifted    in'"   tho   town    al
iii..   closo .1 Mm  wm, and it wa
01 him ih i' n i" iV .ie tho i oi in ind had
I.    I in.Ill   In Ihi'  I'll .;l-li   dm Ing   th
Struggle,    When not acting as o help, r   ...
the Hold In' had tho oare of noma hoi ������
I pm Iiih'iiI.    Tl tilv ii mi"
Huil h" u.i i known by ivas I' ter,   When I
turned a reply that he was ill, but half aa
hour later he put in an appearance and 4X-
plained that he was feeling better. We lad
reached the field and had fairly begun work
when my attention was attracted to his
hands. The backs of both were scratched
and lacerated, though the wounds were half
" It was tho monkey at tho atables who
did it, sahib," he explained as ho held up
his hands for inspection ; " I was tssasing
him and he got revenge. I well sell him if
lean find a buyer."
I knew he Inula monkey at the stable and
his explanation wis perfectly satisfactory.
The matter was forgotten in a moment and
it would never have occurred to me again
but for what followed. It was a scorching
hoi day, and after an hour's work we sought
the shade to rest. As I was lighting my
pipe for a smoko Peter observed that he was
v ry thirsty and would visit a spring he
knew of about a quarter of a mile away.
The held on which we wero working had
once been cleared, but was now pretty well
grown over with bushes and small trees. Ho
disappeared at my back, and I gave him no
further thought for many minutes. I had
out my book ami was making some field
notes when all of a sudden it struck mc
that Peter had a peculiar look as he explained how he had received thc wounds ou his
hands. I remembered that hia face hardened and that there was a cruel glitter in his
eyes. Things of this sort never strike one
at lho momentjbut are vivid when recalled.
When I remembered his looks I wondered
that he had not killed the monkey for attacking him, and I reflected that the man
must have a hot temper when aroused. I
do not suppose I devoted over five minutes
to this train of thought, As timo passed by
I forgot my surroundings while busy with
the pencil, Peter had been gono about
thirty minutes, as I afterward figured up,
when I was suddenly clutched by the throat.
1 was leaning back against a tree hardly
larger than a man's arm, and was reclining
to the left. My eyes caught no glimpse of
anything, nor had my cars detected the
slighest sound to put me on my guard.
The first sensation was exactly like that
of falling, I remember a roaring in my
ears and fireworks dancing before my eyes,
and 1 was perfectly conscious that my throat
was in the clutch of human lingers. What
saved mc was tho troe and the position in
which I sat. I did not realize that I struggled to break the clutch, but I did put forth
a mighty effort. My light shoulder and
arm wero a lever against the strangler's
right wrist, and as I heaved I broke his
clutch and leaped to my feel. It was Peter,
as you have suspected. He had only gone
a few rods away and then turned and crept
back on mo like a serpent. His route was
through bushes and vines, but when I came
to go over it I could not find that he had
broken a twig. My springing up threw him
down, but he was on his feet like a cat, Mid
with a ery liko that of an enraged beast he
sprang for my throat again. His eyes wero
fairly blazing, his face distorted with passion, and 1 realized iu an instant that it was
his life or mine.
He clutched for my throat with his right
hand as we rolled about and 1 caught the
ends of his firs* two lingers iu my teeth and
bit to tho boue. That one bite gave me
victory. Still gripping his fingers I struggled to my knees, reached for my revolver,
and I had the muzzle against his body when
the thought Hashed across my miud that he
was the professional strangle!' wanted by
the police. Up to that instant I had no
thought as to why he attacked me. When
I dropped his lingers and covered him with
the revolver he made no further resistance.
The native of India, like the Arabs, believes
in fate.
"Sahib, you have won," he said as I stood
over him. " It was to beland so it is. Do
as you will with me."
" Peter, why should you aeek my lifo?"
I aaked, even yet half hoping there might
be some mistake about it.
" Why did I strangle the others, sahib ?
A voice commanded me, and I obeyed."
"Good heavens! but you are not the
murderer of the fanner, the clerk, and the
soldier���yon who have boen considered ao
faithful to thc Knglish ?"
" Even so, sahib. It was to be and it is.
Take me to the police and I will admit
everything and die like a man."
I drove him before mc until wo encountered a troop of cavalry which had been scouring the country for suspects, aud which
was then returning lo town with no less
than twenty-six prisoners, Had Peter
denied his admissions to nie nothing could
have been proved, and he only would have
been punished for assault. But he felt that
fate had delivered him into the hands of his
enemies, and he was willing to help convict
himself. He gave the particulars of each
murder with such detail that no doubt could
exist. It was the sergeant who had lacerated his hands, He was keeping shady while
ho waited for them to heal. He would not
have accompanied nie that dny bnt for the
fear that he might besuspoctod, though as
u matter of fuel he would have been among
the very last to fall under the bun.
"I had no thought of strangling yon when
we started out," ho said to mu after his
trial. "It was only after you had notice.'
my hands, While you appeared indifferent,
I was afraid that you suspected. 1 could
have .snatched away your pistol and shot
you dead, or I could have beaten you to
dealh with a club, but my creed would not
permit, I must either strangle you or let
you livo on, Had I been successful I should
have made my way north as fast as possible,"
II" did nol hesitate to tell the police that
lie was a professional strangler, ami it was
with considerable pride that ho oxhlbitodhis
flattened thumbs and illustrated the manner
in which the deadly clutch was made. Ho
had been a professional for upwardof twenty
years, lie spent one whole day making
mil a list of dates, localities, and victims,
nml tlienumberof murdors was appalling
The figures ran uf to forty-two or forty-
M ,   and there were seven Europoans
among thom.    He begged no one's forgive-
ni      bad no apologlos to offer,
I'oter weui to tlio gallows with tho utmost.
imlifforcnoo, Ho did nol even betray the
anxiety of a mau walking about tho street.
II" was, I believe, the last professional
etriinglor oxooutod in that province, alii ough nis olass llouri ihcd elsowhero and
wore pi ked up one by one for many years
  .^1 Ml
The Atl intio Ocoaii is said to bo higher
than the Pa Ifii by ex u ti* OJ fei'.
Nearly forty th mi md people In Orcat
llm un pay n guinea a year for tlio privilege
of displaying thoir crests on their stationery
and plate.
A woman enters a dry good store.
Slops to a clerk who stands near the door.
Asks him to show her the latest style,
And she pulls over tho goods meanwhile.
Says she: " 1 want a dress for my nieco,
Will you please show me that under piecol
Oh!i didn't see It was a polka spot;
That is lop near the oneslie's got,
That piece with stripes would! just snlt me.
It's just as pretty as it can bc;
But she wants a better covered ground,
With a sort of vine running all 'round.
She don't want too dark nor yet very light,
Nol a striped piece nor yet very bright.
I think she'll like what you showed me last!.
Hul do you think the colors are fasti
Cutoff a bit before 1 decide!
I'll take home a piece and have It trieJ.
I had a dress like that last fall,
And the colors did not wimli at all.
I like those patterns there on the ond,
I'll take a few samples for a friend;
Now, one of this, if you'll bo so kind,
And one of this, if you don't mind;
They're the nicest styles I've seen this ycafj
I most always do my trading here.
I'vo got a piece that came from here,
I've forgot thu price���'twas pretty dear,
ll'ssort of dark plain stuff;
Do you think you huvo it in the store;
Tho dress is spoiled if I can't get more.
Will you put these samples in a bill I
I'll know whercl gol, them if you will.
I'll take them home; if shethinks they'll do,
You'll seo me in hack a day or two."
Morland, In 10S3, built steam engines for
Watt's patent for road engine was issuod
in ITS I.
Savery, 1098, built an engine to drive a
mine pump,
In 1750 Robinson suggested to Watt tht
road engine.
Comte d'Auxiron built steamboat on Loire
in 1774.
Watt, 1765, invented condenser separata
from cylinder.
Comte de Jouffroy built steamboat ou
Saone in 1783.
Potter, a hoy, iu 1783, made tho valve
gear automatic.
A working steam engine was invented by
Papin in 11581.
Giambattista, 1601, made a steam pump
for mining use.
Hornblower, in 17S1, solved the problem
of double action.
In 1709Cugnot, French,madeanoxeollcut
road engine.
Blasco do (leray built a steamship at Bar1
elona in 1513 .
Watt's expansion engino brought to perfection in VIS.
Heighten, in 1718, substituted a plug rod
for cords to valves.
Tho Aeolopilc, a steam engine, invonteo1
B. 0. 211, by Hero.
Watt, in 1778, solved the problem of ro
tary motion engines.
Smeaton, in 17Ui,builta sovouty-two-ir.cli
cylinder engine.
Watt, 1781, built the first oomploto doublo
action engine.
Watt's patents renewed by special act o
Parliament in 1775.
Marquis of Worcester, 1663, built an en
gine to run by steam.
Smeaton, 1705, attached a separate condenser to his engines.
Watt's first patents taken out, 1769; engines set up in factories.
Jonathan Halls, 1736, issued proposals for
boats driven by steam.
Watt, 1768, first used oil and tallow to
keep piston from leaking.
l)c Cans, 1616, published an account of a
machine to run Iiy steam.
Thomas Payne, 1778, proposed scheme for
steamboat in America.
. Tubular boilers first used in America in
1875. Inventor unknown.
Papin, 1690, built an engine to run a
boat.   Destroyed by boatmen.
Newconib, Dartmouth, built, 1712, the
first self-acting steam engine.
Marquis of Worcester constructed a
spherical copper boiler in 1683.
Roger Bacon invented usteamenginc,1282.
Imprisoned for sorcery.
Pliny, A.D. 60, described a boat run by a
" pot of hot water and wheels."
Here of Alexander, B.C. 260, described
machines for utilizing steam power.
Hoger Hacon, about 1280, anticipated application of steam power to navigation.
The I'urlli Keeps It Irom llyin-; r'lirllici
We havo read how the coffin of Mohammed was poisod without support in the
mosque of the faithful from which all unbelievers were so rigidly excluded ; no material support was necessary to sustain the
remains of the piophct, the body itself
seemed ever on tho point of following tho
departed spirit to tho realms of bliss. A
perennial miracle was indeed necessary to
sustain the revered sarcophagus in space,
The infidel, no doubt, is somewhat skeptic
about tho marvelous phenomenon, and uow
as ever, the truth is stranger than fiction.
For over our head there is a vast glolie
larger and heavier than millions of sarcophagi ; uo matel ial support is rendered to
that globe, yet theio it is sustained from
day to day, from year to year, from century
to century, What is it that prevents tho
moon failing'; That is the question that
now lies before us. It is assuredly the ease
that Iho earth continually attracts the
moon. Tho effect of the attraction is not,
however, shown iu actually drawing the
moon closer to the earth, for this, as wo
have seen, docs not happen, but the attraction of tho earth keeps tho moon
from going further away from tho earth
than il wou'd otherwise do. Suppose
lor inslanco, that the attraction of the
earth were suspended, the moon would
no longer follow its orbit; but would start
off in a straight line in continuation of the
direotion in which it was moving at the moment when the earth's action Was intercepted. What Newton did was to show, from
the circumstances of the moon's distance
and movement, that it was attracted by lhe
earth with a force lo the same description
as that by which the samo globe attracted
the apple, the difference being that the intensity of the force becomes weaker the
greater lhe distauco of the attracted holy
from the earth. In fact, the attraction of
lhe earth on a ton of matter al the distanco
of the moon would bo withstood by an ex-
ei'tim not greater than which would suffice
to sustain about three-quarters of t. pound
at the surface of the eiallh,
\ ii
undent ia the Life of a Politician.
As I Ily thero helpless on tiie grass I
begin to wonder what object Hawke could
jiivo hid hi maltreating me thus. He was
surely too clever and experience 1 a man to
risk arrest for issuult and robbery for the
small sum of money in my purse, and indeed the fact of iiis eagerness to obtain possession of my letters and papers seemed to
indicate that he had some deeper object
thin the r..ere possession of the contents of
my purse.
J had recalled how skillfully he had
questioned iue on the train with a view to
aseertii inn :ny destination, and how thoughtlessly I li&ilremarked lo him ihe lac, that
I held an order for live hundred dollars on
the President of the neighboring Association. It was probably this order that he
had desired lo obtain, and having got it he
would now, I suppose, present it lo Mr.
Lucas and secure the money,
To do this he would require to prove his
identity with myself, and us I was a stranger iu the town and he held the letters 0
introduction, this would not be a very difficult task, But iu order to do all this he
would require to wait till the mooting was
ovor. On, if I could only get free I might
yet frustrate his designs and punish him for
his knavery. Once more 1 made a frantic
effort to loosen or burst my bonds but all in
vain. I rolled over on the grass and strove
to break the rope by rubbing il against a
stone, but my efforts seemed useless, and
bruised and tired 1 again desisted from the
attempt. Suddenly 1 heard a dull rumbling iu the distance. Could it be a wagon
approaching! bonder and louder, nearer
and noaier it came, and soon a heavy lumbering hdywagon drove along the road,
I tried to attract the attention of the driver by moving violently around in the grass,
by rustling against, lhc bushes, and beating
my bound feet against the trees, but it was
all in vain. The night was intensely dark
and the sound was drowned by the noise of
the heavy wagon rum ling on the high
The urn drove on unheediugly and I
sank back once more, still and exhausted,
on the grass. But now as I lay there it
seemed to me that the rope that bound mv
arms was not so tight as it had been. It
may be that my previous efforts to loosen
it had not been altogether in vain, and the
great exertions I made to attract the attention of the waggoner had probably loosened
it still more. Weary us I was 1 again renewed my efforts to loosen tiie rope, and at
last succeeded in slipping one hand out and
then the oilier.
Quickly reaching up my hands I untied
the handkerchief on my'mouth and then
turning my attention to my feet after some
effort succeeded in freeing them also,
I need hardly say that I was cold and
stilf. My limbs were sore and cramped and
my fingers bleeding with their recent ofl'orts,
but I determined to set out immediately for
Clinton. I calculated that we had come
about seven miles before my companion attacked me and I probably had about three
more yet to walk. I set out at a quick
pace, seeking to get up a circulation in my
limbs and swinging my arms at Iirst as 1
walked. After almost thirty minutes walk
1 saw the lights of tho town before mc, and
quickening my pace I soon stood in the
main sin et of Clinton. Entering the first
hotel I came to I asked for a hot drink, and
having brushed my clothes determined to
sot out immediately for the meeting. I
found that ll was nearly ten o'clock by the
ancient timopioce in the tavern, but knowing from long experience how long it took
lo get a public meeting started 1 surmised
that lhc speaking would still be going on.
"Come from a distance, mister';" asked
the youth behind lhe bar who had been
eyeing me curiously since my entry.
" Ves,'' I answered, " I have."
"Goin to the meeting? he enquired,
" I nm," I replied.   " Whore is it ?"
"The meetin"!"
''Yes,  yes," I said impatiently, "tie
.ciing, where is it?"
"Why, in th.' town  hall," he said i
nazement al an ignorance so vast.
" And where is the town hall," I inqtili
He looked at me for an instant iu amaz<
.tieiil and then leading me lo the do
pointed lo a large building some distance u
thc street which was brilliantly lighted at
from which the sound of tumultuous chee
ing could iie heard.
1 walked up the street towards the hn
It was crowded to She doors and I had sni
difficulty in securing a position whicli ��
ablcd me to see the platform. As I cutei
tho hall the ohairman was on his feet, e
denily foi the purpose of introduoin
speaker. Though it was late in the eveni
the meeting had seemingly not been 1,
iii progress. With some difficulty I cain.
the voice uf the chairman.
"I will not detain you any longer, gentlemen, for you did not come here to hear mc
speak. I um happy indeed to say that we
have with us tonight several gentlemen of
oratorical renown. Some of these you have
already listened to, but the best remains lo
the last, Surely there is no one here who
has not heaid of Mr. Robert Barker, the
silver-tongued orator of Middlesex. Though
he is n stranger iu this lown yet his reputation has preceded him ami his fame as a
platform orator has extended far aud wide.
Gentlemen, I will now call upon Mr. Robert
Barker to address you."
Roboi't Barker! Could it be possible, why
that was 1. Had the chairman discovered
my presence in the meeting. Did he really
expect nie to pass from the buck of that
dense crowd to the platform, and how did
be recogni'e me, a total stronger,
My trepidation and amazement were marvellously increased as I saw a tall figure rise
from the side of the platform and walk forward witli a dignified air to address the
"Gentlemen," said the ohairman, "this is
Mr. Barkei, who will now address you."
Thai Mr. Barker, that me. I stood in
stuplfied amazement and gazed at this mysterious oru'or who sniiliugly answered to
my name.
it was Hawke. Ves, there could be no
question about It, Somewhat more digni-
bed, il. is true, and wearing a moro respectable coat, but with the eame air of assurance
and placid self confidence he stood on the
platform bofore mo.
As I gazed upon him in speechless amaze-
menl ho coiiimoucoil to address lhe meeting
iu a clear voice and rounded periods.
���' li is needless for me to toll you gentlemen and eit: I IIS of this    beautiful    town
,,! Clinton, hmv deeply, how profoundly
orcil   I   fool   iit   ho --ng  the   prlvl-
��� lui.U'euuigyou luu nveuiug, 1 have
looked forward to the present meeting with
feelings of no small pleasure. I have heard
very often of the intelligence of your men
and the beauty of your ladiesand the sincerity
o.'your attachment to the cause and the party we are assembled to aid and do honor this
evening. 1 am glad indeed to have the opportunity of ascertaining this evening that
rumour has not belied you in any one of
these particulars. I am and have always
been a Conservative and my heart beats
warmly to-night in sympathy with the dear
old paity and	
" Liar, scoundrel, impostor I" I roared
suddenly at thc top nf my voice, my long
pent up indignation at last Sliding expression. The effect produced by my words was
indescribable. The meeting was tilled with
uproar. The audience wbieh had been listening eagerly tn the eloquent words of the
speaker were enraged at this bold interruption.
"Put him out.   Elovato him I   Sling
him out," shouted a hundred angry voices
j and lhe boys of the meeling were on me.
They evidently mistook me for a political
J opponent perhaps under   the influence of
i liquor. I was seize 1 violently by the arms
' and amidst a continued volley of shouts of
" Put him out, put lum out," I was hustled
through the door and thrown out on the
j street.
I Seeing tha! it would be impossible to reenter the meeting I returned to the hotel
uud sat cow i to consider my situation.
It was evident that the rascal ha I laid
his plans far deeper than 1 had expected.
He had probably realized the fact that lhe
j best way to convince the local leaders of his
| identity with myself, was to play from its
j very inception the role which he had as-
I sinned.   He probably intended to present
I his order and receive his money after the
I meeting was over.   Under these circuiii-
i stances what was I to do. I was an entire
stranger in the town and the only means
which I had possessed oi proving my identity had been stolen from me.  True I might
lay an information against Hawke with the
local police and have him arrested on the
charge of robbery, but what evidence had i
to press the charge and was it likely lhat
they would hold so prominent a man as he
I claimed to be, on the verbal statement of a
j stranger who had already created adisturb-
auce in the town. Completely at a loss what
course to pursue 1 sat for some time in the
I hotel, at last I determined to return to the
I meeting, thinking that perhaps there might
be present these same politicians from a distance who would know me.
I passed down the street and entered the
hall very quietly and without attracting the
notice of the crowd who were deeply interested in the speech from Hawko who was
evidently drawing to a close.    There was
no question about it the rogue knew how to
I speak.   He possessed a magnificent voice
and spoke with great deliberation and occa-
j sional bursts of fioryeloquenoewhiohbrought
I forth loud cheers from the audience.   His
peroration was exceptionally fine opening
with a passage from Shakespeare (whom he
quoted very frequently) and closing witli
some famous   words of Daniel Webster,
which his audience, no doubt, accepted as
perfectly original.   When he sat down the
cheers were loud and long.    It  was now
about eleven o'clock and several of the audience besian to depart. It was evident that
there would be little more speaking that
evening and I saw that ifl was to take any
action  to prevent  Hawke obtaining  the
money I would have to take it immediately.
Lnjking around the hall I failed to discern any face that was familiar, ami al last
aimed out again determined to find my
way to the police station and lay an infor-
mation.   After several inquiries 1 at last
reached the headquarters oi the local police
md poured my tale of woe into the eais of
the Sergeant in charge.   He listened with
i very skeptical air, but upon my rcpre-
enting to him how urgent the matter was
ie made out lhc warrant and sent a detec
ive with me to arrest the worthy Hawke.
Highly elated at the success of my effort,
walked lightly by the side of the detcc-
ve back to the hall where the meeting was
cing held.   On reaching it, however, we
.und it in darkness, but my companion
-certitined that the politicians had repaired
i a hotel in the neighborhood.   Thither
,'e bent our steps.   Eagerly inquiring for
!r, Robert Barker we were informed that
: was upstairs in a private parlor partak-
.'. of refreshments with several friends.
��� ad by a hotel messenger we found our
iy to the parlor, and there, to be sure,
as Mr. Hawke seated in an admiring circle
local politicians and putting away at a
dee cigar.   He was evidently in high,
nl humor and was merrily cracking a
nous old chestnut when suddenly turning
- tyes towards the parlor door he saw me
,,'inling beforo him.   A look of complete
amazement came over his countenance,
lingered there for a moment and as quickly
passed away and the same jovial expression
which he had worn before he ooserved me
again returned to his face.   He turned ai ay
from the door  aud continued conversing
gaily with his companions,   I pointed him
out to the detective who walked up and,
evidently teluotant to arrest him before so
many local magnates, requested a moment's
Interviow in private.
"Kb, what's that'.'" he cried gaily.
" Wish to speak to me privately, did you
say? Nonsense, say your say here, man, 1
have no secrets from these gentlemen.
Some polities! matter, 1 suppose."
"Xo," said the detective gravely. "I
mostly wished to cull your attention to this
warrant 'or your arrest on a charge of assault and roblary.''
There was a moment's silence, then tho
crowd burst iuto a shout of loud laughter
in which Hawke's voice sounded loudest.
"Robbery, man '"cried oneof the gentle-
! men present whom 1 now recognized as Mr.
Liieiis, chairman of the mooting. "Robbery!
| Why this is Mr. Barker the famous orator,
, you are out of your head."
"N'otso," said the detective. "This is
the man I want, and here is the man ho assaulted," headded pointing tonic.
"But la your warrant against Mr, Barker,
' said Mr. Lucas in amazement,    Let me see
ii.   Why certainly not;    This van-cut is
for the arrest of a Mr Hawke.   Theic's no
Mr. Hawko here."
"Hawke," repeated thai individual himself.    "Hawke,  who th. devil is Hawke':1'
"Vou arc Hawke. fir," I cried angrily,
"and you know il."
"And vou," he said in an amused tone,
"Say who are you!"
"I'm Robert Barker," 1 answered hotly.
Another roar of laughter burst from the
ase< ml ly,
"Well really this is too amusing for anything," said my enemy leaning back in his
chair and taking a long pull at his cigar.
"Vou really make mc snide."
"By the by,' said Mr. Lucas looking at
me closely. Aren't you the individual, that
raised the row in the meeting to-night ?"
"The very man," said another gentleman.
"I helped to pitch him out."
"Somo foolish crank," remarked a third
"Out of his head," said a fourth.
"Come, come my friend," said Mr. Lucas
addressing himself to the detective who
stood in the midst of the goup looking decidedly foolish. "This poor fellow has
evidently brought you here on a wild goose
chase. Better take him back to the station
and lock him np for the niglit."
"But, Mr, Hawke,"stammered my companion.
"There is no Mr. Hawke here, l tell
yon," said another gentleman whom 1 afterward ascertained to be the mayor of the
At this statement from so high an authority the detective hesitated no longer but
angrily seizing nie by the arm turned to
leate the room.
"Holdon,"said Hawke jovially bursting into a merry peal of laughter, "This
has really been very amusing, give the ecu-
tleinen a drink before they go," Ha ! Ha !
Ha ! this is���well this is amusing " Ha !
Ha ! Ua!"
His laughter was loudly echoed by his
"Hollo, what's all the fun,"cried a strange
voice at the door, and looking over my
shoulder I saw to my indescribable delight
the candidate for the constituency at whose
invitation I had come to attend the meeting
in Clinton.
" Why, Barker, old man, how are you,"
he cried cordially seizing me by tho hand
and shaking it heartily.
" Barker," repeated the mayor, faintly.
"Barker," shouted the detective, triumphantly.
" darker" muttered Hawke, feebly.
" Barker," repeated the assembly, won-
" You're mistaken, Lawson," said the ox-
chairman, " That i3 surely not Mr. Robert
" Xot Robert Barker," repeated my
friend in amazement; " This not Robert
Barker, my old friend whom 1 have known
this twenty years. Of course its Robert
Barker.   Pray who else would it be."
" But, but, if that is Mr. Barker " pray
who is Ihis said Mr. Lucas, turninp
towards Hawke who sat placidly sipping his brandy at the table.
"That's Hawke,'1' said I.
"It's Hawke," repeated the detective de-
" Ha ! Ha!" laughed my enemy somewhat
faintly, " Well this is amusing."
" Search him," said I to the detective.
This, in spite of the protests ol the
worthy gentleman the detective proceeded
to do, and quickly brought to light the
precious documents, my purse and the letter
Irom Mr. Lawson inviting mo to attend tha
meeting. As these tallied exactly with the
description I had given at thc police station
there could no longer beany doubt regarding
the guilt of Mr. Hawke and he was accordingly placed under arrest and marched off to the
station while I narrated my adventures too
the worthy politicians of Clinton.
Jt is needless to say that their wonderment at the strange misfortune that had befallen me was only surpassed by their admiration of the splendid audacity of the
usual who had brought them about.
[the kn'd.]
Is   T.-isled   Ily   llie   riiamlii rlulii    ISiTnrc
Being Oft* nil lo (he Killer.
The Sultan of Turkey leads a very simple
life. He came to the throne in 1870, without any agency of his own, and almost
against his own will, after living for many
years in retirement, and no doubt finds the
trappings of royalty something of a burden.
When it is said that ho lives simply, however, the word must be understood as applying to his personal habits rather than to
his official surroundings and expenditures
Thus it is estimated that more than six
thousand persons are fed every day at his
Dolma Bagtche palace when he is there.
The treasurer of the household has a prelty
heavy burden upon his shoulders.
There is a regularly organised force of
buyers, each charged with the purchase of
certain supplies for the palace. One man's
duty is to buy fish; and tn do this for six
thousand persons is no light undertaking in
a city wlr'cli has no great markets. About
len tons a week are required, and to secure
this some twenty men are kept busy,
Nearly eighteen thousand pounds of bread
are eaten daily, and all this is baked in enormous ovens at .some distance from tlio palace. Of course a large force of bakers is required, as well as another large force of
buyers and carriers of flour and fuel.
The Sultan's own food is prepared by one
man and his assistants, and no others touch
it, It is cooked iu silver vessels, and when
done each kettle is sealed by a slip of paper
and a stamp. This slump is broken in tho
presence of lhe Sultan by the High Chamberlain, who I akesone spoonful of each kettle
before the Sultan tastes it -as a safeguard
ugainst poison.
Nearly a ton of rice a day is required for
the inevitable pilaff, together with six hundred pounds uf sugar, and an equal amount
of collee, lo Bay nothing of lhc other groceries, fruit, vegetables, and meat.
That there is enormous waste and extravagance in the kitchens is almost a matter
of courso; it is said that enough is thrown
away daily to feed a hundred families. But
such waste is not conlined lo a Turkish royal household, and might bc found in kitchens
nearer home. The surplus is gathered up
by the beggars, with whom Constantinople
abounds, and what still ioniums is oaten by
the scavenger dogs.
Th" secret of a happy lifo is loving self-
Caterpillars attain a groat size in Australia
���some of t hem a foot in length,
Nothing but a flood lifo can lit men for a
better one.
Tlie Humane Society, of Boston, has an
ambulance for disabled horses, Tho West
End Railway (lompany owns onealso. Over
six hundred policemen ol the city arc members of the lluinano Socioty.
When eight years old she sat upon his
At fourteen she was very shy of men ;
A' oiglltoen she was not so very shy,
Ami llieu she sat upon his knee again,
X llniiiiiiiir's I! ve n I ii-:  Itlilc and Its I n-
pleasant luclilcnl.
"I remember on one occasion," said the
lriiinnier, apparently going far back iu his
memory, "when I had one of the queerest
experiences that ever fell to my share."
1 We all have them," ventured a youngster, who was out on his first trip.
The drummer merely looked at hi. i and
then went on with his story.
' I was goiug to see a customer who lived
about ten miles from the railroad," he said,
" and as I reached the station about 7 o'clock
in the evening and it was a half moonlight
night, I concluded I'd drive over at once
and get back in time for the train at 10
o'clock next morning. The road was fairly
good, though it was a lonesome one and J
felt pretty sure 1 could drive it in three
hours, carrying a heavy trunk. I got away
by 8 o'clock with a pair of horses, loingmy
own driving, und for lhe first fivejniles nothing occurred. In fact, everything was going
so smoothly that I began to doze. After a
number of rods I was suddenly awakened
by lhe noise of wheels just behind me, and
looking back I was almost frightened by a
horse's nose nearly over my shoulder. He
was hitched lo a buggy in which sat a man
and a woman.
' 'Look out, there,'Iyelled, and wnipped
up my own team,
"Their horse fell back, but they made no
reply and I drove on and nodded again, only
to be awakened as before.
"Then I became more angry umi said a
number of things to which I received no
answer. Indeed, neither man or woman so
muoh as looked up ai me, but kept Iheir
faces down, and did not even pull up their
lilies. The horse fell back, though, and followed twenty feet or more behind me. The
moon was beclouded at this time and I
could not see very distinctly, but I did not
nod any more, for I was not exactly satisfied with my company. I called to them
several times, but they remained silent.
They kept right along behind me, though,
for three miles, and at two or three
places I took little side roads I knew of,
which led back again to the main road, and
the others did the same. Once or twice on
long stretches I touched up my horses, but
the horse behind me followed at the same
speed. The longer this thing kept up the
more nervous 1 became, and once or twice I
thought I must be having a nightmare. The
last mile of the road was good, and I concluded rather than to have a row with
these midnight intruders 1 would run away
from them, and as I turned into the home
stretch 1 let my team go at its best, and I
went along at a four-minute gait but right
behind me came the other horse, trotting
smoothly and whinnying every now and
then. Somehow 1 felt the cold chills down
my baok, and a panic seized iue. I didn't
know why. 1 laid the whip on and my team
broke into a dead run, evidently feeling my
own fright and showing the signs of fear
they say animals show in the presence of
"But running was of little avail, The
other horse was much better than mine
and he came after mc with his nose nearly
in my buggy, and the two people never
making amove to pull him up. With a
yell al last I dashed up to the store of my
customer, who hadn't gone to bed yet, aud
he came out with three or four men on the
rush, and 1 almost fell out of my rig as he
asked what was the matter.'
" 'There,' I screamed, 'there, there,' and
I pointed back to where I had seen my
ghostly visitants, but they had disappeared."
"'He's got the jim-jams,' loudly suggested one of the men, and I thought possibly 1 had, but I rubbed my eyes and looked around, and fifty yards down the road I
saw the thing that had followed me. It
had evidently passed me when I pulled into
the store so suddenly, audi told the men
to go after it. They did so, and in a minute
they came back with a yell that beat mine.
" 'Jim-jams, is it ?' I asked scornfully.
" 'No ; dead people,' replied one with
his teeth chattering.
" It was so, too, I found out when we
had get a drink, and braced up enough to go
after it again. They had been strangled
for pine malice evidently and had been lied
in their buggy and sent adrift. The horse
being a strange one in thatseotion, had been
simply following my team by instinct, and
was probably as badly frightened us I was
and didn't know half as well where to go.
" My customer took carool the horse and
buried the bodies, and it was a week before
ho learned that the people lived about a
hundred miles to the north and were on a
driving trip. It wus never known who had
killed them, but it was supposd to be
tramps, who had expected to get money by
murder, and wero afraid lo steal the horse
and buggy."
When the drummer finished the youngster got up and stretched his legs.
" Woll, he said, "if that sort of thing
goes with this traveling business, I guess
I'll send my samples into the house and
Dissmceful semen In a lew York Tin air.
A British subject named Mackenzie
thought proper to honor the Columbian
celebration by hoisting a British tlag last
Wednesday over his  home in Tuckahoe,
Women in Sew Spheres-
Fifty-eight thousand womon  belong lo
the trade unions of England.
Mis. Graham, of Alabama, has a patent
for ii machine for hanging wall paper.
Margaret L. Knight is the inventor of
the machine that makes square-bottomed
paper bat's.
Several Cornell girls arc taking the agricultural course am! one is studying veterinary surgery.
A woman, graduate from the Denmark
Agricultural College, has been appointed
manager of one of the most extensive farms
iu Denmark.
Mine, de Volatiola, aged (IS, is probably
the only woman who witnessed the battle
of Waterloo. She stood on n neighboring
windmill with her sister, and ir. thc evening
they eared for the wounded. Her mental
faculties are well preferved.
The case of Helen Keller, a little Alabama
girl who lost both hearing und sight at the
age uf 18 months, is remarkable. She entered the Perkins Institute for tho Blind, in
Boston, when 7 years Old. Besides taking
tho.rogiilar branches and the languages Bhe
became a good pianist. Two years ago she
felt that she must learn to speak, and entered the Horace Mann School for Deaf Children, lu six weoks sho oould spoalt distinctly, and, very few ever articulate so well.
Her ago now is 12.
Hardy���Did you do much reading this
summer in the mountains t
Mabel-Well, I should think I did.
There wasn't a rock siiircely that didn't
have a patent mcdici.ie on it.
Weschester County, New York. The village constable. Dennis J. McMahon, soon
gathered a force oi some two hundred
roughs, armed with pistols and guns, and
surrounded the Mackenzie home, demanded an interview with its proprietor, but
found that gentleman, although ansent io
body, was well represented by his better
half, a Virginian Iiy birth, and, although
devoted to the Stars and Stripes, dared McMahon and his armed roughs to molest the
obnoxious Hag, The following description
of what then took pla^c is given in the New
York IIArid:-
"Two young huntsmen were matching
the proceedings from the street. Both had
rilles, and MacMahon directed them to turn
the weapons over to him. Others in the
party had pistols and muskets, and got
ready to use them if necessary.
" Don't shoot a woman, boys," commanded McMahon, as he saw the preparations
Iiis men were making, "but if that British
renegade is in the house, and I think he is,
and he fires shot or brickbats at us, blow
his head otf."
This order was received with cheers, and
the men loaded their guns anl awaited
developments. A moment passed and then
they saw Mrs. Mackenzie go to tiie parlor
window and pull down the shale. All was
quiet within after that; and, finding that
no warlike demonstration seemed to be contemplated by the besieged, McMahon yelled,
" Now, boys, down with that rag,"
In a trice half a dozen men had seized the
pole and wrenched it from its support.
Amid cheers it fell to thc ground. Scores
then made a grab at the flag and a tussle
ensued for possession of it. McMahon
Anally secured it, and placing it in the custody of a lieutenant, called upon his men
to help put another statf in position, This
was done very quiokly and then the American ensign was hauled up and saluted with
three times three and a tiger and howls and
jeers for the British (lag. Then McMahon
ordered his command lo fall in. The English trophy was placed in tho hands of a
couple of men and was dragged thiough
the dust all the way back to Tuckahoe village.
The party had by this time been swelled
by the arrival of recruits to upward of two
hundred, Singing "Yankee Doodle."
"Hail, Columbia," "Tarara Boom-de-
ay " and other melod ies, the paraders marched up ihe main street. A halt was
made in front of ex-Overseer Kerwin's place
of business. Then the dirt-bedraggled flag
was held up while Ralph Hodges, a butcher
and formerly an English subject, spat upon
it. This seemed to set the ,-rowd wild
again, and they demanded a speech ftoni
their leader. McMahon mounted a platform, fashioned with boxes and a barrel,
and asked every man who would pledge
himself nottoperinit another insult io the
American flag to hold up his hand. Every
hand went up amid tremendous hurrahs.
McMahon also paid his respects to the British Government, denouncing it in the
strongest language for its brutality towards
Ireland and its coercive policy towards all
the provinces subject to it. He made each
one of his hearers promise to tar and feather Mackenzie if it should be proved that
he removed the flan that had been hoisted
by the party that had participated in the
Storming of the castle, and predicted that
Tuek,ahoe would very soon have an evacuation day���that is, the British would be run
out of town. The speech was rapturously
applauded. Then those who had taken
part in the expedition tapped several kegs
of beer."
The Terrible ((.million ota Larue Army o
I'elaIns Inhabitants.
Beggars are the caise, the most crying
and shameful evil of Pekin. Numbering
some 80,000 they form a kiud of caste, a
fraternity, with their own traditions and
privileges, such as those oi the mendicants
nt the middle ages in western Europe, and,
like them, having their "emperor of Galilee, duke of Egypt, or king of Thunea,"
that is to say, an elected chief to whom
they all yield obedience. The most curious
feature of the whole institution is that the
chief, whose headquarters are on the Bridge
of the Gate of Heaven, is recognised by the
police of Pekin, who deal directly with him
in matters relating to thc corporation of
the town.
As forthe misery of these beggars no description could give any idea of it. But
for a rag about their loins they are sUrk
naked. Even in the severest winter, when
the bitter wind swops across the Mongolian steppes and thu thermometer is far below zero, the poor wretches have, most of
them, nota shred ot clothingtowrapabout
theft shoulders, and they succumb lo the
cold every night by hundreds, i launt and
wan, covered with vermin and sores, they
wander about the  town,   harrowing   the
feelings of the passers-by with theirplteous
lamentations, and fighting with dug- for a
share in the refuse of the  streets,   01   for
hours together they crouch out side a shop
driving purchasers away by thelrmere presence till the owner gets out of patience
and lliugs them a few coins in self-defense.
When night comes they seek shelter
under abridge beneath the gates ol tho
town or in some tumble-down house, lying
down heller skelter, men, women, young
girls, and children, in a promiscuous heap,
Their physical misery is such that their
moral degradation is overlooked. From
their faces ull trace;: of an inner life aro
wiped out; like the beasts they can only endure, and seem to some extent to have lost
the capacity for suffering.
Over Aud Over Again.
Over uml ovoragaln
II) duties wap forme:
They ever como In monotonous round���
lireakfu-t and dinner and tea,
Smoothing tho snow whit.-clothes,
Sweeping and dusting with core.
There i- ever tone task in my liule home
To brighten it everywhere.
I What may I claim for my duty's fee I
Are theso endless rounds of tasks >o be1
Naught bin a dull monotony,
Over and over again I
Over and over again
The -un sinks low In Ibe west,
And always over anil o-er aqain
Tbe birds cor'" back to nest.
The robin sings to hU loving mat**,
Close, clo��* to my oottogi) coor,
Th" same glad -ong I have heard hill! sing
For many adaj beforo,
And the robin -uv- tome:
if tho heart li ttwd to love'i flad key,
No task can be dull an botany,
Though over jnd over aawtn. vLrje aootenay r>iar
SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 1892.
A short time ngo we published an
article condemning tbe Smelter Co.
for relegating tbeir property to idleness and  decay while there was so
much ore in tlie immediate vicinity
waiting to be smelted,   Many people
have made the same mistake Unit we
did.   Wo believed that there was a
very large quantity of ore at  tbo
various miues only waiting the starting of the smelter to be brought out.
But this is not bo.   There is not yet
enough ore actually mined to keep
the smeller running for one week.
When we take into consideration tho
fact that the operation of "blowing
in" the furnaces is a task of several
days, and costing nearly $1,000, it i.s
hardly to bo wondered at that the
company refuse to do so unless thoy
havo enough mineral in sight to keep
tbem going three or four months at
least.   The local manager assures us
that as soon us enough ore in forthcoming to mnko it remunerative tho
company will commence operations.
Now, boys, get out yonr ore uext
summer ns early ns you cuu,   Henceforth lliore must bo less talk and
more output. Tho ore is there ; there
is not the least doubt about tbnt.
But it is quite useless to the smelter
whero it lies,   Briug it out, and we
shall hear no more of tho uselessness
of the Eevelstoke smelter.   So fetch
nlong your mineral, boys.    A few
tons from each claim would set the
works going, aud after that the supply would be more than enough to
keep it so.   We also snid it looked
Very much ns if the smelter was built
Solely for tho purpose of getting the
bonus aud land from tho Governmeut.
The manager points out that had this
been the company's objoct, a small
affair would have boon sufficient, as
the stipulations  required  no more
than the smelting of 10 or 15 tous
per day, nud it would have beeu the
height of foolishness for the company
to have wasted $50,000 in erecting a
smelter with a capacity of 100 tons a
day. '
Once more we call attention to the
state of the river bank nt Kevelstoke.
It is dissolving into the flood at an
alarming rate. Quite fifteen feet has
been cut away this summer. The
old roadway from tbe bridge, which
only last spriug was 12 or 14 feet
inland, is now undermined and dangerous to puss over. Between the
town and the smelter wharf tbe current has scooped out a vast bend or
elbow in the northern bank, which is
here fifty feot high, and on the top of
which rond after rond has dropped
into eternity and the Columbia River.
During the past summer a footpath
and a wagon road have been the
tribute emoted by the river. At this
point it flows nearly a mile from the
original channel, having eaten its way
across tbe intervening space by annually biting huge chunks out of the
northern bank and leaving its southern shore a dreary waste of sand. It
was only a few months ngo we chronicled the fact that the Dominion
Government nnd the Smelter Company were each to spend $2,1ri00 on
repairs to the bank at tbis spot. Now
is the proper time to commence tbe
' work,
SMITH and MlttMAM,
Merchant Millers, Moosomin, Assa.
BRAN DS :-���
Dealers in all kinds of
Prices given Sacked or in Built.     Tbe fiuest  quality of OATMEAL
aud COllNMEAL can bo obtained in any sized sacks.
Quotations cheerfully furnished on application.
Special Attention given to tlio British Columbia Trade.
Moosomin, N.W.T. and 25 Spark St. Ottawa, Ont.
.   The stupidity of some newspapers
is dense. Here's the Vancouver Tele-
CHAM just out with ii long editorial '
headed "A New Eldorado," concerning some "new discoveries" recently ;
written up by a paper called The
Kaslo Examiner.   These "new dis-
ooveries" turn out to be the big ledge
discovered by J. \V. Haskins, in I be
Lardeau, two or three months since,
and which  was  fully desoribed   in !
these columns at the time. This dew
not speak very highly for the discern
ment of the Telegram man.   There
is one good thing in the article, bow- j
ever���it corroborates uur statement
as to tbe i0-feet lode on the Abbott,
claim, which was doubted in some j
Specimens of Wesl Kootonay
Ore loi' London.
��� Mr. Frank I iwen showed the writer
this week some specimens of ore
from Illecillewaet, oolleoted for ex-
hibition in tlm windows of tlio (..IM'.!
Co.'s offices, King William Street,
London, Eng. Tbo collection was
representative chiefly of tho follow- 1
ing claims:���Elizabeth, Silver How,
Agnes and Annie, Maple Leaf, Goat
Cave, Dunvagan and Lanark. The
coppor ore from tbe .Silver Hew in,
in our opinion, the most attractive,
containing as it docs over 59 per
cent, of oopper, with a fair percentage of silver und over ��20 gold per
ton, Tho Maple Loaf ore, too, was
good ; in fact, botween tlio others-
all being chiefly galena- it in bard
to make any distinction. The Ille-
cillewaot camp is known to bo a good
ono, the silver load ores carrying an
average of lOOoz. silver to the ton,
Korno time since wo saw and hon.nl
accounts of a deal wiih a Glasgow
syndicate  in  connection with  thn
1 Jumbo, This kiih spoken of us being
of vni-t Importance to tho district,
nnd would thank any of our friends
' in the camp for definite information.
'-Golden Era.
Now Route for Emigrants to
the Canadian Northwest.
Bill McKinley Again.
Tho vory class of settlers which
Canada most needs���tbe energetic
American farmer���is moving from
the Western States to Edmonton and
the Ited Deer district, via the Eevelstoke aud Columbia River route,
iu one continuous stream. Twenty-
five came up in the steamer Lytton
last Saturday. They embarked at
Northport, and brought with them
four wagons and buggies, 18 horses,
and a fine collection of farming implements and machinery. They are
the families of well-to-do farmers
who have visited the Canadian Northwest, and who found the country so
much to tbeir liking that they hurried home to fetch tbeir wives, ohildren, stock and implements before
the route is closed for the winter.
Many of them could not get thiugs
io shape for coming this fall, but
they wiil have ample time to make
preparations during the winter, and
as soon as traffic opens in the spring
they say they will be on the road,
with most of tbeir belongings, to the
land of fertility and true freedom���
tbe great Canadian Northwest! Can
it be tbo MoKinley bill tbat is causing tbis exodus?
The Chicago Ledger
Is twenty years old and bus a circulation of 140,000 copies a week. It
is a combined story and family paper,
fully up to tbe times iu every particular, and handsomely illustrated.
There iB a Fashion Department and
a Young People's Depurtmeut, either
of which alono is worth the subscription of S2 per year, 91 for six months
or 00 cents for three months. Send
for free specimen copies and inducements for cinbs. iloys and girls
everywhere aro making money selling the Ledger to regular customers.
Write for particulars. Address tbo
publisher, W, U. Boyoe, 118,115 and
117 Fifth Avenue, Chicago.
Tho Saturday Blade
Is the greatest newspaper wonder of
the age. It ia four years old and has
a circulation of over a quarter million oopies a week. Tlie latest sensations and the most m..rvellovs
events are written up in the best
style and fully illustrated. Subscriptions received at $2 per year, Sl
for six months or 50 cents for three
months. Special inducements to
clubs, Seed for free specimen
copies. Boys everywhere are making
big money selling the Blade on tbe
streets. Write for particulars. Address the publisher, W, D, Tioyoe,
113, 115 and 117 Fifth Avenue,
f- hereby civ-n. that at the next
session of the Legislature of British
Columbia application will be made
(or an Aol to incorporate a company
for the purpose of constructing, operating and maintaining a line of railway,
standard or narrow gauge, the motive
power Being either steam or eleotrio,
commencing at Lardean City, situate
at the bend of tlie North Last Arm nf
Upper Arrow Luke, thenco through
Lardeau Pass to some point on the
North West shore of Lake Kootenay,
with power to construct, equip, maintain and operate a branch from the
aid proposed line from said Lardeau
Oity in a northerly direction along the
course of the [ncomapplenx lliver, or
Fish ('reek, to   point or points
near the bead i iter oi i ������ ame, with
power to build, maintain and operate
branch lines from anv point or points
on the main linn or branch Lines to
any adjacent, mine or mines, nnd with
power to build wharves and docks.
and sreot and maintain telegraph and
telephone lines and all necessaryworks,
buildingSip pes,poles,wire��,nppliBncei
or conveniences neoessary or proper
for lhe generating and transmitting
of eleotrioil y or power tvithin the area
above desoribed.
Dated this 14th day of November,
A.D. 1892.
Mil'in.l.ir , WOOTTOaN i
Solicitors for the Applicants,
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Nearly seven years asSayef at the
Morfa Works, Swansea, and over 17
yenrs chief analyst to Wigan Coal k
Iron Co., Wigan.
Assays and analysis of every description undertaken on the most
reasonable terms,
Positively no connection with any
mines or works; accurate and unbiassed results are therefore ensured.
Mr. C. P. StoKss, Nelson, is the
authorized agent for Lower Kootenay,
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near O.P.R. Station)
English Worsteds, Scotch and
Irish Tweeds nnd Serges
Charmingly situated on the bank of
tbe river, ou the principal street,
close to the post-office and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
First-class Table, good Beds,
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a Specialty.'
Kootenay Lake
Large stocks on hand.
Preparations are boing made for the
'.rent i'nildirig Doom of 1892.
J. E. WALSH & Co.,
Clearing Charges paid on
Freight for SJocan Lake.
Hav and Grain for sale
General Commission
I'., iengers billed through from
Por Coupon Tiokets apply lo
Mi. (ONI'.Y,
('. k K. Nav. Co,
Look but for
Revelstoke Station Post Office.
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, O'ls, Varnishes.-
Bakery in connection with Store.
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co.,
Revelstoke Station*
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Railway Men's Requisites,
Furniture & Undertaking.
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
express promptly
All descriptions of
gold and silver.
Notary Public - - REVELSTOKE, B.C.
Mining, Timber and  Real  Estate Broker nnd General
Commission Agonta
Conveyances, Agreements, Bills of Sule, Mining Honda, eto., drawn up.
llents and Accounts oolleoted ; .Mining Claims bought uud Bold ; Assessment Work on Miuing Claims attended to ; Patents applied for, et***,, etc,
Lots iii Townsite of Kevelstoke for Bale and Wauled.   Agents for Miuing
Machinery, etc,
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