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VOL. III.
REVELSTOKE.   S. 0.. MAY 7. 1892.
No. 47.
Seed Potatoes
Parties desiring a good marketable
Potato should ordor ut once, from F.
Fraser, Box 217, Revelstoke P.O.
Prico 2 cents per lb,
W. PELLEW
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Assayer and Analy
tioal Chemist,
Golden,
B.C.
_
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���
Silver, Gold or Load
do.
Silvor ami Lend....
Silver nnd Gold,...
Silver anil ('miner ..
eaoh,.
eonibii
.. $1,50
id   8,00
..   2,60
..   2,00
..   3.6(1
Silver, (Jold i
Silver, Gold,
iiii Coppor    1,00
Load .'mil Copper  6.60
Othor pi
coa on
applioi
tion,
CASH  WITH  8AM1'LE8.
Cci'lilicatcs    forwarded
i-cliirii of mail.
per
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near C.P.R. Station)
IIEVELSTOKE,   B.C.
A NOD III* STOCK OF
Euglisli Worsteds, Scotch and
Irish Tweeds und Serges
AT PRICES THAT WILL CATCH
VOU.
FIT A.NIi MAKE-UP GUARANTEED,
G. TERRYBERRY,
GENERAL BLACKSMITH
REVELSTOKE.
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a Specialty.
PRICES RIGHT.
CKAS.F.IINBMAM,
REVELSTOKE.
WOOD AMD HAY
DELIVERED FREE
TO   CU S T O 31 13 K S.
BEST QUALITY
Fir, Hemlock & Cedar.
2rJL��* & X.P Jrii.15 8 S
AND
TEAMING
To all Parts at Right Prices.
io Leu.
A7-R00M -'-I) HOUSE
with
tfood Cellar, Wooiislie:
and iarg'a ..a::lea.
Cuu be viewed on application at
STAK OFFICE
Stockholm  House
JOHN STONE, fuor.
Tlie
The
Dining-room ia Fnrnisbocl witli the
best the mnrkol tilfords,
jnr is supplied withn ohoioe stook
of wines,liquors andoigai's,
TIIE
CO LUM HI A  HOUSK,
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
The largest and most oentrul Hotel in
tin- city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attaohed ; lire proof sufo,
BROWN .t CLARK,
Proprietors,
FREE  'HUS  AT ALL   TRAINS
P
TBI
HOx��
tali
REVELSTOKE.
i-\ McCarthy   - ���   -
PltUP.
First-class Temperance House.
jodotnr 85 Per Week.
BOARD  AND
MEALS, 25o.      11EDS 25e.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords iirsl class accommodation.
Kootenay Lake
SAW MILL,
G. O. BUCHANAN, PROP,
���:o:���
LUMBER YARDS AT
NELSON BALFOUR
AINSWORTH KASLO
Large Stocks on hand.
Preparations aro boing made for the
Groat Building liooui of 181)2.
W. F. TEETZEL,
Revklstokh k Nelson,
CHEMIST AXD DRUGGIST
A Full nud Complete Line of
DRUGS, PATENT MEDICINES,
Toilet Artioles, Wall Paper, ic.
AT EASTERN PRICES,
US' Cigars at Wholesale. j&
Raymond Sewing Machines kept,
iu stock,
R.  HOWSON,
.REVELSTOKE.
OCEAN
Royal Mail Lines.
CHEAPEST it QUICKEST ROUTE
TO THE OLD COUNTRY.
From Halifax
PARISIAN....Allan Line...April Kith
MONGOLIAN        " April 30th
OREGON..Dominion Lino..April 9th
SARN1A " April 23rd
From liotiton
LAKE HURON. Beaver Lice. April :)th
LAKE ONTARIO " April 21sl
From New York
Allan State Line.
STATE OF NEBRASKA....April 21st
GERMANIC. White Star Line. April'Gtli
TEUTONIC " April 13th
BRITANNIC " April 80th
Cubiu.SlO, $45, ��50, g60, ��70, 860 upwards.
Intermeiliate, ��25 ; Steerage, $20.
Passengers ticketed   through   lo all
poiuts in Great Britain and Ireland, and
nt specially low rates to all pints of the
European continent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all
points.
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
ageut; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke j
or to Robert Kerr, General Passeuger
Ageut, Winnipeg.
HULL BROS
REVELSTOKE.
B U T C II E R S
MIS3 C,   HOWSON,
MTtiSK Kim.
��� .'d:���
ROOMS
NEXT
OFFICE.
OCALNJ
' ,*TQ
vV o.
AXD WHOLESALE
BEEF
ANDRETA1L DEALERS
I'ORK,  1.1 i.
HCMSfO
BOOTMAKER.
M.U.N' STREET, REVELSTOKE,
8O O T S   &   SHOKS
MADE   TO   OltDElt.
HARNESS   LEATHER
OF  EVERT   DESI RIPTI08
KEPT   IN   STOCK.
Coffins, Caskets, Shrouds &c,
carried in Stock.
CARPENTER SHOP, MAIN STREET
CHARGES MODERATE,
REPAIRING WHILE YOU WAIT.
CAUTION.
EACH PLUG OF THE
Myrtle Navy
IS MARKED
T. &
p
in Bronze Lcliors,
NONE   OTHER  IS  GENUINE.
F, Eraser has a few of thoso choioo
seed potatiies lelt,
Navigation opened eight days later
tins Benson than last.
Our Illecillewaet news budget litis
gono astraj ihlB woek.
Mr, Morton, of Olunwilliam, is the
non operator ;il Robson.
Ther,' was a private ilnnce held m
Bourne's Hall lust night.
,1ns. McDonald k Ou.'s Ruby Carriages are elegant, light and Btrong,
.Ur. W. A. Jowett arrived up on
the Lytton i'runi Nelson on Wednesday.
Kwong on Lung, Chinese mer-
iihtuii, is haviug his houso painted,
John Hill has the job.
Service will be held by the Rev.
T. Patou in the Presbyterian ohuroh
al 1.60. to m rrow evening,
Mr. George 'i'nouias, late baggage-
master nt Revelstoke, Las beuu ap-
pointed station agent ut Robson,
Everybody at Revelstoko Station
seems to he busy. In f. ct, inauy
nre complaining that they have no
timo for recreation.
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow in tiie Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, evening at 7.30.
All are cordially invited.
It is rumored that the Good Templars will run au excursion to Hot
Springs, Arrow Lake, on the 21th, if
ttiey ciin succeed in hiring a steamer.
They are Going I���The first con-
signment of Spring Clothing reoeived
at H. N. Coui'siui'V is going fast, and
the $0, $11 aud $12 Suits will soon
be all gone.
Tenders are invited by the Department of Public Works ilt Ottawa for
the ereotiou of a hospital at the Artillery iiarraoks, Viotoria. See advt.
rn 4th page.
Mr. R. Howsou lias obtained tho
contract for bnildiug a new store for
Messrs. C. li. Hume k Uo. ut the
station, iho building is to be ready
by the 1st ol June.
A car of live hogs arrived at Calgary ou Tuesday from Ontario for
Messrs. Hull Ilros, Ou the uaine
Iriiiii were three curs of hogs going
through to the coasli.
George Laforme has had his puck,*
ing outfit thoroughly overhauled iu
reuiiiness for his first trip to Rig
Reud. He expects to have his horses
here some time next week.
Mr. T. Huig, who left Revelstoke
lust December a bachelor on a visit
io England, returned this week a
benedict. Mrs. Haig is delighted
with the town and its environment.
Mr. A. Fitzpatriok, tho student
who conducted Presbyterian services
in Revelstoke last summer and niter,
wards at North Bend, in lying iii of
typhoid lever at Kingston College,
Ontario.
The piles for tiie wharf at Nakusp
Creek are in place, uud it is ( xp, oted
everything will be ready for lauding
passengers uud freight lor tho Kaslo
and Slucau miuing districts iusidu of
two weeks.
The Dispatch, suugboat, which has
been employed charing thc Columbia River all winter, was yesterday
tuken up to her old mooring.-, nuder
tbe Revelstoke bridge, where she will
Jay by for the summer.
Mr. Daly, a student from Kingston
College, hus iiikuu up Pros by toriuu
work ut Salmon Arm, Shuswap,
Grand Prairie uud lhe Norm Thoiup*
so.. River, leaving lhe eusteru part
ol tl.o mission field lo Ml', Paton,
There wnl be a meeting tonight
ut etgiit o'clock ut Ihu Victoria Hotol
for the purpose oi forming acriokel
eiuo. All young men are invited,
It is hoped lhat enough will join to
enable the club to play u mulch on
the 21th.
lit; will Know,���If any of our
citizens should Inid it large square
package containing a splendid Suit
of Grey Tweed, on which is uiiii'ked
iu plain figures $i),00, he will kuow
that tne loser hus made his purchase
ut 11. N. C'oursicr's.
A great deul of dissatisfaction
exists in Nelson, says tho Miner, at
the manner in whioh the Government
sale ol town lots was conducted last
week. It was understood that the
lots were to be suld without reserve
to the highest bidder, and a number
of comparatively poor meu were pre*
bcnt with the intention of buying
homes for liit-ins Ives, but were not
able to do so, owing to the lots being
run up by llie cappers, Only half
tne number of luts advertised were
sold, and the Miner concludes by
saying : " The Government will realize just aboul $15,000 moro than llio
lots were Worth, for winch they can
thank Mr, Davie,-,, the 'slickest' into-
tloneer uu Ihu Pacific Coast,"
When the Litton stopped to take
in wood ni.nut 20 in ilea down river
on Tuesday morniug, one of the (leek
bauds win.- weul ushoro did mil turn
np iiguiu, and tin- steamer went on
without him. It is supposed hu
walked back to Revelstoke.
Tin- water in tho river dropped
several inches almost suddenly last
Saturday, and the sir. Lytton on her
dowu tup sut on a sandbar for nine
or leu himrs, und did not reach Robs' ii until Sunday afternoon, She
arrive.I up at her naual time, how-
eve]-, ,,n Monday evening.
Tho Miner is truthful for oncu,
when it says: "Thu value of the
Miner us a business enterprise is
due entirely to thu support extended
it in tlm miners mid business men of
West Kootenay district, and not because of auy especial fitness of its
founder!) lo conduct a newspaper,"
Very I nie.
Bourne Bros, huve just received a
splendid assortment of China, Glassware, ect., that is woll worthy of
inspection. They are daily expeoling
ttie arrival ol four oarloads of Goods,
consisting of Groceries, Hardware,
Stoves and Tinware, and are prepared to fill orders for any quantity
at lowest prices.
G. O. Buchanan will uot erect a
sawmill on the Sloean just yet. Hu
returned from thai place last week,
Inn iug gone there with thu intention
of putting in a mill, but he found a
Mr. Yates (who was getting in n
small plant from Spokane) about to
start a mill there, and .Mr. Buehiuian,
thinking oue quite enough, retired.
"The Columbia kKootonay Steam
Navigation Co. is fast becoming the
most unpopular transportation company in British Columbia. . . ,
If the steamboat conipauy had fewer
top-heavy general agents at Revelstoke it might possibly have less
trouble with its patrons. A boycott
would do it good, aud the sooner n
dose is administered the better."���
Nelsou Miner.
A burglarious attempt to enter a
dwelling-house oue night last week
was frustrated by the nervo of the
occupant, a single lady, who tired a
shot irom u revolver at the would-be
intruder. Scared at such a reception, he skipped out of ruiige in an
incredibly short space of time, touching oul; the high iduces iu his flight,
The house is situate on Maiu-str, et.
Mr.J.M, Kellie, M.P.P., was in
town on Monday, and proceeded for
Illecillewaet Tuesday morning. He
has a claim culled tho "King Solomon " ou the rich ledge at Fish
Creek, and hopes to get soniethiug
good out of it this season. He dues
uot, however, expect his mine to
rival its namesake which Rider Haggard made famous.
Ten years ago all our fine manufactured tobacco camo from the
United States. But month after
mouth and year after year the superior quality of the "Myrtle Navy"
brand has beeu driving the American
article out of tho Canadian market.
The " Myrtle Navy " is now to be
found in every village iu the Dominion, and is as familiar to the
smokers upou the Atluntio and
Pacific ooasts as to those of tho oity
iu which it is manufactured.
William Raylis, of Salmon Arm,
about 35 years of age, committed
suicide at the Oriental Hotel, Vancouver, on Tuesday, by shootiug
himseif in the head, Ho was identified by Robert T. Gray, who had
worked with him iu a lumber camp
four miles west of Douald in Decern*.
tier, Ih'.H). Deceased, it is stated,
came from Toronto.
For the past week or two several
men have beeu engaged strengthening the breakwater aud wharf below
the smelter by constructing mattresses and dumping large rooks in
front and at the bottom of the struo*
ttiro, No doubt this will be of some
li. iielit, but we question whether it
will stand Inug when the big water
comes down. What is needed to
save the wharf, aud perhaps the
smelter, too, requires a great deal
more than the dumping of a few loose
rocks or tho putting down of a few
layers of brushwood A wide and
solid pier of large square blocks
(granite if possible) should be built
out from the eastern bunk just below
the steamboat office at such an angle
as to throw the volume of water clear
of striking the wharf but leaving the
depth necessary for the boats to load,
I his would soon create a new and
navigable channel a few yards west
of the present one and leave a nice
little beach where the present swirl
is continually eating away the bank.
Eighteen head of cattlo from Calgary, in charge of Ed. Travel's, and
consigned to Travors aud Perdue,
butchers, Nelsou, wore taken ou
board tho Lyltou on Tuesday and
conveyed down river. While being
landed at Robson two of tho animals
dropped iuto tho water between lhe
boat und the wharf. In spite of thu
dibits madu to get them ashore they
contentedly swam oil' up stream for u
considerable distauco, when they
lauded and disappeared iu the bush.
A cuttle hunt Waa soon organized.
Thero bus been a great change in
the weather here since the beginning
of the week. On Sunday and Mon*
day men wero sweltering iu their
shirt-sleeves, whilo for the past three
days overcoats have beeu general,
On Thursday the wind was blowing
a gale from the N. W., with huil aud
light snow. iTesterday morning
showed considerable snow ou thu
ground, and the day was bleak and
overcast. It scorns lo huvo beeu thu
lag end of tho terrilic storm which
bus done so much damage further
south.
Tho first number of the British
Columbia COMMONWEALTH, published
iit Nuw Westminster, is to hand, and
is, we bcliovc, lho first weekly of its
kind issued ill this province. 1 s
gct-up is excellent on the whole, the
letter-press clear ami clean, "old
slyle" typo being used throughout,
but thu covers are a little rough, and
might be improved. The articles are
well written und are suitable for
agriciillmists, stock-raisers, miners,
gardenei'B, bee-keepers, and mure
i specially fruit growers. The list of
contributors coulains some names
well known in lhc province,    The
Uomesteading in the 40-mile
licit.
Since the recent Order iu Council
throwing open the agricultural land
in the Kamloops agency for homestead entry, several letters have been
received ut this office asking for particulars as to number of aores obtainable, price per aore, what kiud of
land it is, and how to proceed to
apply for same.   Having made careful inquiries, we are able ts give a
little information on tbe subject to
our distant readers,    The land ia
question lies within the -tO-mile railway belt (20 miles on each side of
the Cauadiau Pacific) from Dry nook,
79 miles west of Kamloops, to the
eastern boundary of the provinoe at
Stephen, a distance of 317 miles.   It
is mostly mouutainons and heavily
timbered, but we are not certain
whether timber lauds are inoluded,
as the Order mentions only agricultural land.   There are several fertile
valleys aud slopes where water is
plentiful aud the soil a neb virgin
black loam.   At other places, suoh
as Rovelstoke, where the soil is lighter
and saudier, monster potatoes and
other roots are grown.   From the
sheltered position and the very mild
winters of these mountain valleys,
and ulso judging from the abundance
of wild  berries which  cover the
bushes iu the fall, it would be safe
to affirm that fruit growing must be
a success.   The quantity of land to
be allotted to each settler (British
subject over 18) is 160 aores, or a
quarter section.    As to the price,
sec. 10 of " The Regulations for the
Disposal of Dominion Lands in tbe
Forty-Mile Railway Belt in B.C."
says: "Domiuion lands shall be open
for bomosteading and purchase at
such price aad ou such terms as may
be fixed from time to time by the
Governor in Council, provided that
no purchase shall be permitted at a
less price thau five dollars per aore."
From tbis it will be seen that the
mitiimnm price is fixed at, ��5 an aore.
Pre-emption will not be grunted by
the Dominion Government. Intending settlers should make application
lo the Department of tbe Interior,
Dominion Lands Office, Ottawa, or
tu E. A. Nash, Esq., Domiuion Land
Agent, Kumloops, B.C.
The
Shortest Koute to the
Kootenny Mines.
Several gentlemen who have been
visiting the Slooan and Kaslo districts havo given their impressions
of the couutry to the Victoria papers.
All went iu by way of Little Dalles,
and all are loud in their denunciation
of the present transport system from
that placu to Nelson, aud more particularly of the hardships of the
rough trail from .Nelson to the mines
(between 60 and 70 miles).   We can
have no sympathy for those people.
They went iu the wrong way. There
is a better aud direct route to the
miuing country, but it does not pass
through Nelson, and is, therefore, to
u certain  extpnt boycotted.    Tbis
route is via Revelstoke and Nakusp
Creek.   It is a pity those people did
not invest 50c. in a map of the district beforo thoy went in.   We oan-
not understand the infatuation of the
coast papers for Nelsou, but we oan
perfectly understand the orsze for
going there which bus become quite
epidemic among their readers, aa
they ure led to believe that Nelson ia
in the heart of the mining oountry
and that the only way to reach that
highly-favored towu is by way of
Little Dalles.   But when they reach
Nelson they find to their sorrow that
the mining country lies many miles
new venture luts our lieartie.it wishes; lo the uorth, uud the only available
lor its success. The subscription road a tedious mountain trail. But
price is ��2 por annum or Mounts a why is tbe Revelstoke route iguored,
copy, I at least by lhe coast papers? riliUfJ MUJUDAX.
N.AIN   DIl'.ECTIONS   FOR   DOINIi   A   FAMILY
WASniNO AND IRONING.
I have always thought that the weekly
washing was tlie hardest part of the housework. When 1 was young, our washing
was sent nut to he dune, unit so I knew but
little about using the wash beard until I
was settled in my own home. If mothers
would only teach their girls how to do all
kinds of housework, how much trouble it
would save young housekeepers.
When my girls were tall enough to stand
at a tub and rubbing board, I taught them
how to wash the towels and coarser clothes.
Then they learned to wash the tabic linen,
and next the pillow slips and sheets, eto.
There is hardly any garment that needs
rubbing all over. It .should bo thoroughly
washed and the dirty spots rubbed and
soaped, before boiling. Fine muslin and
lace, ought not to he put upon the board.
I sometimes use kerosene, especially if I
have not much strength to rub my clothes.
It makes tho clothes beautifully white, but
they do not seem as nice and clean us they
do when I follow thc old method. I use one
tablespiinntul of kerosene to three pails of
cold water, put it in the boiler and add one
pint of best soft soap or one-half cake of
hard soup. Rub the clothes after souping
them, especially thu dirty spots, put them
Into the water while it is cold and let them
IkhI ill minutes or one-half ail hour. Always
be sure and have soap enough, tor if soap is
scarce tlierc will be a sticky, greasy scrum
around the sides of the boiler and in tho
rinsing water, The clothes should be well
rinsed and blued.
Some people put their clothes to soak the
night before washing and put a spoonful of
kerosene in with the soup and water. I
usually shave s, half a bar of good laundry
Boap and boil in a kettle of water until dissolved. This will do for a washing for six
persons.
WHEN TAI1I.E LINEN IS STAINED,
with tea, coffee or fruit I spread it over a
pail or tub and pour boiling water through
the stains. I pour the dissolved soap into
two tubs and pour in lukewarm water
enough to cover the clothes. The fine white
clothing I put in one tub, the coarser articles in the other tub, let them stand an
hour or until I get my breakfast dishes
washed, then I wash the table linen, line
shirts, cuffs and collars, Bheets and pillow
slips. Have the boiler perfectly clean. If
it is rusted, make a hag of white cloth large
enough to hold the clothes and put them
into it while boiling. Cut one quarter bar
of soap in small pieces and lay in the water
with an ounce of Bal soda and let them boil
for half an hour. After washing the white
clothes and the coarse towels, etc., I wash
the common prints and rinse well, starch
and hung out.
If the man's socks are brown cotton I
wash them in the same water and cotton
overalls, etc., and scald, rub and rinse in
other waters and hang out. Women's
black hose should be washed in clean, warm
water with soup; rinse woll. .Men's woolen
socks may he washed in the same water.
Flannels, blankets, etc., should be washed
in clean suds made of the nicest white
laundry soap, well rinsed in clean
hot or cold water, well shaken out
and hung in an airy place to dry. When
my clothes have boiled I take them into a
tub of cold water, wash them up and down
so as to get the soap out and wring them
into another tub of clean water. I rinse
well and wring them into another water
slightly blued.
It is said that poor washers always use a
large quantity of
BLUEING TO HIDE  THE 1UUT STAINS.
Clothes should always be well shaken out
when put out to dry.   If one is in a hurry
to get the clothes dried quickly they may be
passed through the wringer a second time.
After they are dry they ought not to hang
and switch as it soils them and wears them
out. They may be taken from the line when
slightly dam]) and folded and laid in the!
basket.   Tablecloths iron better to make!
quite damp and lay awhile and afterwards
stretch, a person standing at each end.   I
never starch tablecloths unless they are rod !
and   then only slightly.    I  have  slightly
starched red napkins. They seem nicer dime
so.
It I have many colored prints I make
flour starch, two tablespoonfuls of tlour to
three quarts of boiling water. First stir
the tlour into a half pint, of cold water until
it is all smooth ; and then pour it into the ;
water while boiling and st.r well. After
cooking add two spoonfuls of tine salt and
a bit oflardj strain through theherbsttainer.
Ry blueing it a little it may be used for all
but the tine starching and stays in the
clothes better than lumpy starch.
Clothes that are starched seem nicer if
w��U ironed and they keep clean mu ;.
er.   If linen is made damp before i1 ning il
will have a tine gloss when well ironed, even
if it is not starched.   I fold t!'	
the pillow slips; the towels and ker
spread iu one pile with the n.ipk;:.-.   I
make a thin boiled itarch of the lump itai
and dip the collars, cuffs, shirt fronts, etc,,
when I hang them out.   When ironing I
make cold starch, allowing two teaspo
for every shirt and collar and mlfs,   Intake
the staroh in a large bowl.   Dip the
or collar in and rub it so as tn :������< the '.,r I
well into tic cloth, wrn 1 dry, fold and lei
it lay a few Iwiir^. [think it bent to iron tho
star -hod clothe- first boforo < no gets warm
and tired.
Tilt. IRONS WIII'.N -"T I'. ' -K
should bo kept, where it is ry, away from
steam, Never keep them in the lower
oven of the range, for they will ho injured
by the constant heat and will latei ic
rmu'li and full ot holes. It is woll to wipe
the irons all over with a damp cloth before
heating. It removes all loose dirt, and
scales from the iron. Have a good tiro,
but not too hot.
The ironing board should be covered with
several thiekn.-sscs of cloth ind fastened
tightly with tacks nt. sides and ends. Iron
the towels and rags when doing tlm starched clothes, so as to keep the irons from
burning ; have a course paper and a cloth to
clean the iron with, a little beeswax upon a
paper will keep '.ho iron smooth. Unfold
the linen, and wipe it carefully with a oloan
oth.
The neck band of a shirt should In; ironed
first, the baok may bo folded in the centre
and ironed, then thc handH and sleeves,
Next iron each Hide of the bosom and
beneath it. Smooth the bosom out, laying
the folds straight. If there are wrinkles,
let them come at thc lower end of tho bosom,
I iron the center, and then the other side.
Iiy ironing some time with a moderately
warm iron the linen may have a beautiful
polish. Lay the bosom on the front and
fold thc shirt each side of the bosom back
of it, laying the sleeves down smoothly,
hung it upon thc frames so just the width of
the bosom will show. Rands and sleeves
and ruffles should be ironed first. I think
it foolish to tire one's self too much with
ironing common clothes.
Starched clothes should he ironed well.
Common clothes muy bo slighted. One likes
to seo their line clothes, and those which
arc laid away for sickness well ironed, but
sheets that are to be used soon and other
clothing may he slighted, or not ironed.
They can he folded and afterwards hung
and dried, and the tired mother can have a
short time to breathe and rest and read.
Clothes should be thoroughly aired before
they arc worn. Never put damp clothing
into drawers or trunks to lay and mildew,
raid endanger thc life of the wearer.
Molly Watson.
IT'S GROWING COLDER.
lint Only In i:uni|ic. u ml Only for n few
years.
Attention was recently directed to the
discovery that Europe has been growing
slightly colder during tho last live or six
yenrs. One of the explanations originally
ollered for this lowering of temperature was
that possibly a cold period for the whole
Northern Hemisphere, recalling the glacial
epoch, had begun to set in. This explanation was based upon the assumption that
the increase of cold noticed in Europe would
he found to have occurred in America and
Asia also.
But later investigations seem to show that
the fall of temperature has heen confined to
Europe. M. Camilla Flammarion has collected a large number of statistics upon this
subject which prove that since 1885 or 1880
the average temperature has been below the
normal in France, England, Spain, Italy,
Germany, Belgium, and Austria, and in
parts of Russia. In tho extreme north and
northeast parts of Europe no lowering of
temperature has occurred.
It is evident then that somo cause, which
affects only central and southern Europe,
has been at work depressing the temperature
over that part of the earth. What that
cause is remains to be discovered.
The decrease of temperature noted is not
large, varying in different places from moro
than u degree and a half to less than one-
third of a degree in the average for a year.
But modem science finds some of its tur-
cst means of progress in the observation of
such small changes, and in fact, even the
slight increase of cold thus indicated is
thought already to have made itself felt in
its effectB upon the vineyards.
At, any rate, if the temperature of Europe
should continue to fall only the fraction of
a degree in a year the result might in the
end prove a serious matter to some branches
of agriculture.
It is exceedingly improbable, however,
that the change will go on to a disastrous
extent, for all past experience indicates that
such variations of climate are soon arrested,
and that then a reverse chance sets in like
the slow swing of a pendulum.
Progress in Science.
The great robber of moisture on the plains
in the West is evaporation. The activity
of the winds is so great and constant that
more vapor is raised from exposed water
surfaces than in many regions of greater
heat. The annual evaporation is seldom if
ever less than four feet, and may riso to
eight feet. Water storage upon high plains
where there arc no trees, if not wholly a delusion, is held to be somewhat delusive.
More hopeful is the expedient of deep tillage, for hidden from sun and winds in the
loose soil and subsoil, the moisture will thus
be preserved at the very spot where it i3
needed to sustain vegetation.
A good illustration of the amount of
change brought about hy deep-sea investigations in our ideas oi the distribution of
the fishes is to be seen in the recent history
of the discoboli. It is now shown that the
diseoboles, diskbearers, lumpfishea, sucking
tishes or Bea sn ails, as they are variously
called, are no linger restricted to the Atlantic and Pacific in their northern parts
and to the Arctic Ocean.
Some experiments in connection with the
artificial production of eli irning
..-������ ��� ��� is matter were lately made
in Paris     ii wen   n    partially       i -
irryingthi     oud
iw y as soi       foi
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ti , ivebi
An' the young one hangin' back'urds (he's such
a little one,)
An' miikin' me stoop to his questions 'bout
everything under the sun.
An' time, wuth so much to a farmer, goin'
tickety split!
An' I lazin 'round with a baby, how foolish a
man can git,!
Them little lingers, slick an' pink as tlie roses
out in the bed,
Mako mo tingle an'oroop all ovor, an' glad to
he (Iruv round an' led.
They hold onto mc so trustin' as if I'd alius
do right:
I tell you I'm on my honor when that little
chap's in sight.
It's a tomptin' world, but whatever a man
might do alone,
Tho lovo of right sprouts in him whon he has
a child of his own.
Why. when I'm up to the swearin' pint, them
fingers on my check
Stroke down the ugly temper till I'm blamed
if I can speak,
There's somethin' curus in em' an' in his big
blue eyes:
They make me kinder pity folks I use' ter
hate an' depiso.
How they stretch out of a mornin', aforo you
can fairly soo,
In search of poppy's whiskers for a little early
spree i
To ho started up when a man's so tired ho
don't know what he's about
Would make nny one but a dad as mad as ull
git, out.
An' thon at night they go crccpin' into my big
rough list,
An'lhe fair little face is put up to he patted
an'cuddled un' kist ;
An'tho purty shoulders slip onto'tho frock
-he hain't, no mother, you seo;
It's nigh three year* senco sho died an' left
him to mo.
An' when I git round to turn in, there ho lies
asleep in his nest,
I can't help draw-in' him closo an' huggin' him
uptn my breast.
An' he wakes iust enough to say " poppy," an'
Blip his hand Into mino,
An' his touch goes through my veins like a
drink o' strong wine.
Maky Prances Butts,
(Jlover Blossoms.
hy James Whitcomh Bilf.y.
Homo sing of tho lily, and daisy, and rose,
And the pansius and pinks that the Summertime throws
In the green grassy lap of tho niedder that
lays
Blinkln up at tho skies through the sunshiny
days;
But what is thc lily and all of the rost
Of the llowers to a man with a heart in his
breas.t
That has dipped brinunin' full of the honey
and dew
Of the sweet clover-blossoms his babyhood
knew!
I novor set eyes on a clover-field now,
Or fool round tho stable, or climb in tho mow,
But my chilhood conies back, just as clear and
as plain
As tho smell of the clover I'm snifllin' again ;
And I wander away in a barefooted dream,
Whore I tangle my toes in tho blossoms that
gleam
With tho dew of tho dawn of tho morning of
love
Ere it wept o'er cho grasses I'm wcopin' above.
And so I love clovcr-it seoms like a part
Of the saeredest sorrows and joys of my
heart;
And wherever it blossoms, oh, there let mo
bow,
And thank the good God as I'm tbankin' him
now;
And I pray to him still for the strength, when
I dio,
To go out in the eloverand tell it good-bye,
And lovingly nestle my face in its bloom'
Whilo my soul slips away on a breath of perfume.
Entering In.
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" V'
" Dead certain.    I ve rn* li
of ii,    I've look,"I up particuls
li you (ind iii girl i tl    u
I,on,I ,,t   ho family.   She is the o
really man i ;e
a quiet little woman for ill
ii y,���, ;"
" hi   .rn ,. I ." notn ed wl on i1 is pretl y
ovooly divided between boy  and
abilities aro, protty evenly di- idi I  too  lij
the way, you'ro married, I behove I
" Vos."
" Any ohlidron'.'"
" Two. Both girls,"
" Oh ("���[Boston Globe,
The church was dim and silent
With the hush before tho prayer;
Only tho solemn trembling
Of tho organ stirred lbe air.
Without, tlie sweet pule sunshino;
Within. Ihe holy calm,
Where priest and people waited
For the swelling of the psalm.
Slowly the door swung open,
And a little baby girl,
Brown-eyed, with brown hair falling
In many a wavy curl,
With soft cheeks (lushing hotly,
Sly glances downward thrown,
And small bands clasped before her,
Stood in the aisle alone.
Stood half abashed, half frightened,
Unknowing whore to gn,
While like a wind rooked tlowcr
Hor form swayed to and fro;
And the ['hanging color Ibittered
In tho little troubled face,
As from sido to side she wavered
With a mute, imploring grace.
ll was hut for a moment]
What wonder that wo smiled,
Hy such a -irango, swoot picturo
From holy thoughts bogullod I
! p, "an rose somo ono softly,
Ah! many an eye grew dim,
A- through the tender sllonco
l!,. bore tho child with him,
ing I ivondorod, losing
"::i' a and tho prayer,
If when a-,in,, timo | onlor
Tho ii, nr.-  lanslona lair,
i . uhod nml drooping
.    .'.'-.,    .""'1' ii glow,
i. [will lend hi angol
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A Ton cjue for Jilarney,
uv i  ,Tl KEARNEY
'. ��� oiiRon lulkln',
yo'ri    i iltagirl' (taslol
Yer , wldashi ilii hi .i' urtcsy,
An '��� ���   ."'.v '.vol cor iirm round my
���
lUtwId III .-.'oi' for kisses,
I.,  ,������ ',   '. Iiy,  'I.i' lioill.llier
\i,    ��� . . ��� mnko.. no
.  rry, ....������������ lave um alone,
; ���    Id thei    thn     ay, m in, tlld
innd mi it my work I
happen io
;      -roar, tl in ii i. ython born
.i 'vo tho toi nio for iho
. ,���    .   .     d heart of ii
'   tlou - ��� i I ,ii nlvor ri i
li   /it >0 .lull lliM: 111'     ,1','n   I
Oh, harry, no    I in    bo (ont! an' litop lain
i  - ���       imohody ootnln, i|iill  foolln' ami
im li'
III i have ,'���' lib l.urrv,
,,",i hi ��� li irmln' tlio very bird i oil'of the
l���rii .^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I mu ii i, hi,,, i day soon whon lho loin "hall bo
published,
Kin I ui'.'i ip yo, '"ii bono, lad, ooh
bono I
Mu i 11 -ry yo whoddor or no yo'ro a villain.
But, harry, I will-lfyo'll lavo innidonc!
nvuic   .. ,���iur, nu . ru, IM,,..*- ui  .amine.
"The way things eat has always been an
interesting study to me," said the Professor.
" for instance take the snail, People don't
know much about the snail. Folks eat them
in France and like them. Some folks eat
thom in this country and pretend they like
them. But it isn't as a thing to eat that the
snail is a curiosity so much as it is as a
thing that eats. The snail's mouth is one
ot the most extraordinary objects in nature.
Providence is kind to man in not arraying
any beast of prey with a mouth like a
snail's, for there is no living creature, even
the most terrible, but what would be something to be petted compared with one armed
with thc formidable devouring apparatus
with which the sluggish und almost insensate snail is fitted. Vou see in your oarden
this clammy animal or whatever it may be,
fixed on a leaf and feeding, but did you
know that in its mouth were 110,000 teeth?
Don't start 1 Such is thc fact. Thc snail
wonld make a dentist rich if it should give
him an order for just one sot of false teeth,
but kind nature is the snail's dentist, and
by the time it has worn out the last ono of
its 30,000 teeth a new set has been provided for it to begin all over again, without
money and without price. These teeth are
ull on tho snail's tongue, and that tongue is
in itself a wonder. It is coiled up in the
back part of thc sn ill's mouth. The teeth
stud it like the keen copper projections on
the fuller's card. The roof of the mouth is
hard like horn. The snail places its tongue
on ihe under part of the leaf on which it
would feed, and presses it up against tho
hard roof of its mouth. Only a small portion of its tongue is uncoiled. As the blacksmith rasps the horse's hoof after he has
sot the shoe, so thc snail rasps the leaf and
grinds its substance away, carrying the
moist filings back over its tongue into ils
stomach. The minute teeth wear away tinier the process. The snail rolls the denuded portion of its tongue downward as you
might wind a ribbon around your finger,
and uncoils another toothed section, proceeding thus until thc entire outfit of teeth
is worn away. Then it releases the roll of
tongue it has wound up. The ribbon coils
once more in tho back of the mouth, and
Io! the tongue's 30,000 teeth have been renewed again, and the snail begins ils raid
on the leaves just the samo as beforo. Curious?   I think so.
Then sec how the'baby whale takes its
dinner. The whales arc animals, you know.
They suckle their young as the cow docs,
hut if a cow's calf had to take its sustenance
on the wing, so to speak, as the whale's
calf docs, it would think that its lines had
been cast in anything but pleasant places.
I refer especially to the (ircenland whales,
leviathans of tho deep, whoso mouths, capable of taking in a whaleman's boat nnd ils
crew with ease, yet seek uo greater prey
than the minute animaloulie of icy seas.
This great marine beast has tcoth but once
in its life and that is when it is born. Those
teeth are milk teeth, just the same kind ol
milk teeth that, tho human baby has, the
same that tho cow's calf has, tho same that
all mammalian infants have. Those teeth
in the Greenland whale cub do not fall out
with age, but are absorbed in some mysterious way, and then the baleen appears.
Baleen is the whalebone of commerce, by
the way. The general impression is that
whalebone is the ribs of the whale and that
all whales have it. Whalebone isn't bone
atall, but an ossified aggregation of hair planed in the upper jaw of the Greenland whale
only, 250 of them side by side, like the gills
of a mushroom, with which, when it closes
its jaws, it strains from the water the little
mollusks on which it feeds. The speed of
this whale through the water, feeding as it
goes, is faster than any ship that sails. Tho
���whale baby travels just as fast as its mother
does, and its mother never slackens her pace
a bit to give her infant ils nourishment.
Now, it would be a physical impossibility
for thc young one to suckle and keep up ils
speed at the same time, and so Nature has
provided for this emergency, juBt as sho has
for every emergency. She has given the
mother whale the power to eject, and the
baby whale the capacity to loccive, an entire meal in an instant. The mother whale
Bpeeds through the water, her baby at her
side hunger overtakes the infant. She seeks
the maternal fount, and the maternal fount
violently forces from its depths instantaneously the entire quantity of milk the baby
requires, and the baby receives it just as instantaneously into its stomach. And the
baby whale's stomach holds just four gallons!
" And what do you think of a thing that
eats with its whiskers ? But excuse mc.
That is jocularity. I am speaking of the
oyster. The oyster eats with its beard.
Tiie beard of tho oyster is simply its mouth,
its jaws, its teeth, and its palate. You and I
would not euro to have such a combination
in our beard, but the oyster gets a great
deal of enjoyment out of life, all the same.
I have a psychological friend who declares
that even death is a pleasure to the oyster;
that, parting with life butween the lion
vivunt's teeth, it expires in ecstasy. I hope
my frioud is right. If he is, I will have
given mortuary delight to a dozen Blue
Points on tho deep tills evening.
"(,''insider the woodpecker, Tup, tap,
lap, he says, clinging to the stem of the
troo. Hist ! he says, turning his car to the
bark and listening. Ah, Mr. Grub ! He
hears you foolish*, moving at the sound of
his lap. Ilalfy-le-tap 1 Hatly-te-lap 1 It-r-
r-r-rrap! I'-r-r-r-r rap 1 hike a drum heating in the morning. Straight to the mark,
true as drill or auger, goes lhat unerring
beak, Qulokor than either it tups the spot
ii is aimed at, liut tho Straight, sharp
beak oan novor follow the frightened grub
in its occontrio tunnelling, ll. doesn't have
to. The woodpecker has il tongue, long,
round, lloxiblo, sensitive, and barbed liken
Fijian's spear. A thrust on the larva's
trail, A transfixed grub. A morsel for
tho 01 im -on crownod bird's palate,
���' The lobster and the crab, are rcpiicioiis
Inil, never dainty, no mat tor what they arc
eating, always Immediately nee something
il.;,. that thoy want, and can't wait until
thoy havo mastloalod lho fust before attacking'the sec 1, But I hoy don't givo up the
first, not hy any manner of moans. Nature
I, in,., ing this ropiicioiiB bent, has filled up
th,. lohstor and the orab with teeth in their
stoma, hs, and lliey swallow their liiilf-iuas-
United fond mid finish the chewing process
with thoir stomachs, while theyseize and
chew the other   thing   lhat has  attracted
thom,   Lobsters and orabs have no teeth in
tlnir mouths,   Thoy chew with their claws
and stomachs only,
" The grasshopper  isn't a chicken,  al-
little pump inside of it, with which it
pumps nectar from the flowers. The patient
ox crops the grass a day, but never knows
he has been eating until the food he has
bolted is fired back at him from his fourth
stomach in the shape of the familiar ' cud,'
which lie chews and chews and chews, standing in the shade, pondering, and whisking
Hies.
" We are queer creatures, all of us, my
boy; but queerest when wc cat."
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IT EEALLY SAINED.
An livinrii'iirc In tin- Tropical Itegiim o
onr Continent
It was in Cuba, and I was in a railway
car journeying from Matanzas lo Havana,
says Julian Ralph in the April Sl. Nicholas,
Il was springtime and the beginning of the
rainy season was at hand, The people were
looking forward to the first rain as���I was
going to say as we do to the first snow, but
that does not parallel their expectation, for
they know that when il begins to rain thero
is an end to their liberty.
The first intimation that I had of the
likelihood that something was going to happen came from my seeing a dense, jet-black
cloud over against the southern horizon.
All around me lay a peaceful and prosperous scone. Beside the track were some hut-
like negro cabins, with black women seated
in thr. doorways,and funny little half-naked
piccaninnies playing in the dirt. But the
iilack cloud grew bigger ami blacker. It
was advancing toward us with very great,
and evident speed ; and presently I saw
that it was all fretted with bolts of lightning, toothed with white darts. Mover before or since did I see such a dreadful display of the electrical force. The bolts wore
so close together that it seemed as if they
must destroy every living thing in the pathway of the cloud. When tlie black and
terrible mass in the sky camo still lienor it
seemed no longer toothed or fringed, but it
pat the lightning with vicious force straight
down upon the forest beneath it.
Next came a Bucking, roaring sound of
wind, the sky grew black, and with the
last glimmer of daylight before it vanished
into night I saw the giant palm trees throw
up their huge fanlike arms like mortal creatures that wero hurt and panic-stricken.
Then the storm burst over thc train, and
through its din I heard the crashing of the
falling palm branches that had been snapped oil'and thrown to the earth. In another
minute the worst of the darkness was over,
and in thc half-light that remained I saw
such rain as I never had dreamed could fall
from the sky. It did not appear to fall in
drops, or in "ropes," as 1 once heard an
Englishman say of a severe downpour of
rain, but it descended in vast thick sheets,
layer upon layer. You could see one thickness tumbling after the other as so many
great plates of glass might be thrown down.
It grew lighter still, and I saw that the
beautiful palms wero wrecked, and were
still writhing in their misery, tossing up
their broad hands and thick arms, many of
which were broken and disjointed, while
others had been snapped oil. At the feet of
the palms there was no longer any ground.
The surface of the earth had become a lake.
The water stood high in the door-ways of
the negro cabins. The litter of palm-
branches floated about on the rain-pelted
water. I remember waiting to seo the train
demolished by the lightning, but it was not,
nor could I sec that tho fiery bolts had
harmed anything around us. Another
minute passed���perhaps not more than five
minutes had passed since the shower began
���and the daylight came back grandly disclosing the great Hood eveiywhere.
A Cuban sitting on the other side nf the
car from me passed me his cigarette-box,
and us he did so he said in a labored effort
to be polite in a foreign tongue; " 1 t'iuk
it will rain.   W'at you I'ink?"
A Cute Boy.
Among the guests at a large West-end
hotel was a maiden lady from the rural districts. The landlord noticed about nine
o'clock every night she would come downstairs, get a pitcher of water, and return to
her room,
"One night," he said, "I made so bold
as to speak to her, and ask her why she did
not ring the bell for a hall-boy to bring the
water to her."
" There is no bell in my room," said the
lady.
" No bell in your room, madam 1 Pray
let mo ahow you," and with that I took tho
pitcher of water in my hand and escorted
her to her apartment.
Entering the room, I pointed out to her
tho knob of the electric hell. Sho gazed at
it with a sort of horror, and then exclaimed ; " Dear me ! Is that a bell ? Why, the
hall-boy told me that it was tho lire-alarm
signal, and I must never touch it except iu
case of firo '."
And that is how the hall-hoy saved himself the trouble of going for water.
Ubviously the Remedy.
A woman complained to Sergeant Culver
yesterday that a fortune teller had swindled her out of a S" gold ring.
" How did it happen ?" asked tho sergeant,
" I went to consult the clairvoyant about
a���well, about a little affair in which 1 am
interested���and she said: 'I must have
somo of your gold beforo I can work the
eliarin.' Well, thc only gold I had about
nie was that ring, and of course I let her
have it. She agreed to return it again after
a few days, ub soon as she had worked out,
what I wanted to know ; but when I went
there to-day I found she had moved, and
none of the neighbors knew where she had
gone."
" Well, why don't you consult another
clairvoyant, and get track of her ?" asked
the sergeant, sympathetically.
" That's so ! I never thought oi that,"
said the woman, brightening up, and bidding the officer good day, " Vou police
olliccrs heat all for thinking of things.
Indeed you do."���[Free Press.
 -a��- '
His Vocation.
"All tho world's a stage, you know,"
said tho actor, who was having ids hair
trimmed.
" Yes," replied thc barber, "although 1
don't realize it except when i have a bald-
headed man in the chair,"
"And why then?"
" Because I have to act a part."���[Wash-
ngtoii Star. -V
I-.'
ll
I.
The proper names or designation of the
teeth may he learned by a child in five minutes, yet multitude of generally intelligent
people go through life with no better method of designating any particular member of
the dental family than by opening the
mouth and placing the end of a finger upon
the offender. Beginning at the cenfre of
the adult jaw, the mouth which is fully
equipped contains four sets of eight teeth
each; and as these sets correspond, ono
Bide of either jaw maybe taken as an object
lesson. Each set contains two incisors, one
cuspid, two bicuspids and three molars, in
the ordor named beginning at the front,
The first incisor is known as thc central, the
second as the lateral ; the cuspid if in the
upper jaw, is familiarly known as an
"eye-tooth," in the lower jaw, as a " stomach-tooth." The bicuspids are simply called
the first and second ; while the molars arc
known as the " six-year," " twelve-year,"
and " wisdom teeth," respectively. Add
the designations, right or left, upper or
lower, and any tooth can be instantly and
unmistakably specified. A half-dozen other
semi-technical terms in this connection may
he frequently found useful. The labial surface of thc teeth is that toward the lips;
the buccal, that facing the cheek ; tho lingual, that next the tongue on the lower jaw ;
the palatal, that facing the roof of the
mouth. The approximal surfaces are those
facing neighboring teeth ; of these the distal being those facing from the centro, the
mesial, those looking toward the centro of
the jaw.
flours of Sleep.
Man, in common with most of the animal
creation, has accepted the plain suggestion
of nature that thc approach of night should
imply a cessation of effort. If he ignores
this principle, his worK is done against inherited habit, and, so far, with additional
fatigue. It follows, too, that he must uso
artificial light and sustain its combustion
at the cost of his own atmosphere. Naturally, therefore, when he does rest, his relief
is not proportioned to his weariness. As in
manycases, however, sensation isnotherethe
most reliable guide tojudicious practice. Established customaffordsa far truer indication
of the method compatible with healthy
existence. The case of the overworked and
the invalid lends but a deceptive color to
the argument of the daylight sleeper. In
them excessive waste of tissue must be
made good, and sleep, always too
scanty, is at any time useful for this
purpose. For the healthy majority, however
the old custom of early rest and early waking is certain to prove in furture���as returns
of longevity and common experience alike
show that it has proved in the past���most
conducive to health and active life.
Physical Sins.
Perhaps nothing will so much hasten the
time .when body and mind will both he
adequately cared for, as a diffusion of the
belief that the preservation of health is a
duty. Few seem conscious that there is
such a thing as physical morality. Men's
habitual words and acts imply the idea
that they are at liherity to treat their
bodies as they please. Disorders entailed
by disobedience to nature's dictates they
regard simply as grievances, not as the effects of a conduct more or less flagitious.
Though the evil consequences inflicted on
their dependents, and on future generations,
are often as great as those caused by crime,
yet they do not think themselves in any degree criminal. It is true that in the case of
drunkenness, the viciousness of a bodily
transgression is recognized ; hut none appear to infer that if this bodily transgression is vicious, so, too, is every bodily trail*
gression. The fact is, that all breaches of the
laws of health are physical sins. When this
is generally seen, then and perhaps not till
then, will the physcial training of the young
receive deserved attention.
I
Life After Forty.
The best halt of life is in front of the man
of forty, if he be anything of a man. The
work he will do will ho done with the hand
of a master, and not of a raw apprentice,
The trained intellect does not see " men as
trees walking," but sees everything clearly
and in just measure. The trained temper
does not rush at work like a blind bull at a
haystack, but advances with the calm and
ordered pace of conscious power and deliberate determination. To no man is the
world so new, and the future so fresh, as to
him who has spent the early years of his
manhood in striving to understand the
deeper problems of science and life, and
who has made some headway toward comprehending them. To him the commonest
things aro rare and wonderful, both in
themselves and as parts of a beautiful and
intelligent whole. Such a thing as stateness
in lifo and its duties he cannot understand.
Knowledge is always opening out betore
him in wider expanses and more commanding heights. Thu pleasure of growing knowledge and increasing power makes every
year of his lifo happier and more hopeful
than the last.
Barley and Barley Meal.
Barley is claimed by I'liny to havo been
the original coretil food of mankind, and
certain it is that it has been in use from the
earliest times of which wo have any authentic tradition. That it was cultivated in ancient Egypt, is shown hy the records of that
country, and it was also a food staple with
the Jews and tho Romans in the days of
their strength. Its nutritive qualities are
such that it waB used by the ancient Greeks
in training their athletes, and it has always
been most employed in liioso cold countries
where brawn and endurance are the factors
of successful life. In the lowlands of Scot land
tho "bannocks o' barley meal" still con-
stititte thc daily food of the peasantry, and
barley cakes arc largely used in the northern
countries of continental Europe. Parley
Hour does uot permit of .bread-making, property speaking; but for broth, soups and
porridge, barley is it most excellent material.
This grain grows woll iu most climates,
provided the soil elements are right, and
can probably be cultivated with profit more
extensively than almost any othor cereal
known. While it Is principally grown In the
higher latitudes, milder oflniate are not un-
favorab'o to its development, us is shown iu
our own country by tho fad that of the sixty
i dd million bushols of tho total crop, almost a
ourih part ia grown In tlio slnglogreatatatu
as of cultivation in the year 1611, by the
Jamestown colony. In 1029 barley was
grown by colonists on Massachusetts Bay,
but it never became a favorite food product
here, and lhe extension of its cultivation
was slow up to the year ISM.
Danger in Meat Diet*
The evils of a meat diet are being appreciated by many high livers in cities, and
these are being counteracted partly by the
wealthy in adding more fruits and vegetables to their tables during the winter.
The cheapness of moat and a peculiar craving whioh lhe system seems to have for
meat have gradually made it common for
city people to live almost entirely off meat
in the winter mouths. Meat is eaten three
times a day in quantities, and the excessive
use of such a diet is that rheumatic and
gout temperaments are acquired. These
temperaments are on the increase, and
they are largely due to the excessive use of
meat.
Lime water counteracts the evils of this
diet to a large extent. Alkaline waters of
all kinds have a tendancy to act as dilu-
tents, and hence arc beneficial to persons
who are addicted to a heavy meat diet,
Lime water has a tendancy to make children
grow, and in countries where the drinking
water is heavily impregnated with it men
arc apt to be tall. It is now used very extensively iu the milk for children, hut it
should not be restricted to children, for in
this meat-eating geneiation men need it,
too. For a perfectly sanitary diet, alkaline
water is needed for every person who eats
heavily of meat, and this means nearly
everybody, excepting the vegetarians.
OAUGHT BY AN OCTOPUS.
" Tlie Horrible. Slimy Creature Was Encircling My lll|i- anil ITuist."
Adventures with the octopiiB are not uncommon, but rarely do we read a more hazardous experience of this kind than that recounted below by a correspondent. He
was out in a small boat with a friend named
Joel Starbard, searching for sea birds'eggs,
off the coast a few miles north of San Francisco, and had mado a pretty successful
afternoon's work, when he caught si^ht of a
fine iibalone shell partly covered by a rock.
I determined to secure the prize, and, being barefooted, stepped into the water
where it came above my knees. I began
working to disengage the shell when suddenly I felt something like a tightly drawn
rope about my left ankle.
I made a sudden effort to draw my foot
away hut could not move it, I knew in a
minute that my ankle was gripped by the
tentacle of an octopus, and I made another
spring to escape. Two or three tentacles
were now wrapped about my bare leg. But
I Btill thought I could get away and began
tugging with both hands to disengage those
ugly feelers.
Joel, meantime, had rowed the boat a few
rods off and was inspecting a ledge of rock
for birds'nests.
Before I realized my danger one of those
: tsntacles was around my arm and the hor-
! rible slimy creature was encircling my hips
and waist.
For a few minutes I struggled desperately, thinking to land the octopus, for I was
hut a few feet from the shore. But a sudden numbness came over me, my strength
seemed gone, and held in that vise-like grip
I felt myself drawn down toward the water.
"Joel! Joel!" I cried, despairingly.
Joel heard my terrified call, and saw me
splashing about and behaving in a most unaccountable manner. In a moment he was
alongside and saw the big octopus. Next
he bad out his jack-knife and began slashing and hanking at the tentacles.
The wholesale cutting of its feelers proved
too much for the octopus and it relaxed its
hold on my limbs and body. Then Joel
dragged me up on the sand, and, alarmed at
my deathlikepallorbegan pounding andrub
"hing life into me. It was more than an
hour before I was able to stand and several
days betore I fully recovered my strength
But for Joel's prompt action I should not
be alive to tell this story.
"Vou see that river ripplin' alone so
smilin' and pleasant," said Uncle Hiram,
"an' you tliink a child needn't be afraid of
it, but put thirty feet of water on top o'
what's there now, and see how you'd like lo
face it. Twice in my life i have seen it as I
pray the good Lord I may never see it
again, as no man need ever want to see it.
The first time, long ago it was, Sum was
twenty then an' he'd be a middle-aged man
now, taught me there wa'n't no confidence
to be put in that stream and I've never
trusted it sence.
"One ���)tine day Sam an' me started out
lo shoot a messo' fish. I had the old gun,
'cause J was a better shot 'n him, and he
toted the net. How do you shoot fish? Vou
climb a tree or a big rock that's close to the
water, an' when you seo a fish you want
yon just blaze away, that's all; but you've
got to know how mighty well,an'somebody's
got to be quick an' scoop 'im with a net before he sinks. Well, we didn't seem to have
no kind of luck, and before wc knew it was
two miles from home, At, last we struck a
place where there seemed to be some fish,
an' I got up into a big pine that stood close
to the water. Jest as I had found a comfortable roost I heard a sound that I've
heard many atime among these mountains���
a roarin' rusliin' noiBe as if every wind that
ever blew was tearin' its way through the
forest. Sometimes you can sec, way off,
the trees bend before it, while everything
near you is as purty as a baby's smile,
Sometimes you can't see anything, only
hear the awful blast that's ravin' along
somewhere. 'Father,'says Sam, 'do you
hear that roarin'?' ' Yes,' says I. Jest then
I sighted a big perch jahbin' his nose agin a
rock an' fired. I touched him hut didn't
kill him, an' he made towards deep water,
Sam after him.
"Every minute it seemed as if Sam had
that net under him, but he kep' gittin'
away, till they was nigh half way cross, the
water not bein'very deep there. All that
time the roarin' had heen goin' on, only we
was too busy to take much notice, but all
at once it got louder and seemed to come
from round the bend, which wa'n't more'n
hundred yards above us. I looked up
stream and saw something which made me
cold and sick all over. A white wall o'
water, ten feet high, rusliin' towards us,
boilin' and foamin', fillin' the banks an'
bearing right down on my boy. Sam saw
it as soon as I did an' made for the shore,
but just as he touched it the water caught
'im an' whirled 'im away as if he'd been a
bit o' bark.
"He was a good swimmer, but no man
could live in that flood. I saw him beat
the water with his strong arms, I saw him
strngglin' an' makin' motions I couldn't
understand. I saw his white face for a
minute, an' that was the last time 1 saw my
boy alive, Three days after they found him
at Point Marion ; his hoots was off an' part
of his clothes. Then I knew what he had
tried to do. He knew he couldn't swim in
his clothes an' tried to get them off. City
chaps that don't know notliin'about it come
up hero and laugh at us for bein' afraid of
that river.   We've got a good right to bo,'
THE VOLUOEBE.
lirlnl Electric Mall Car.
It is claimed that the Volucere will transport about one hundred pounds of mail between two cities with a hitherto unattained
velocity. It consists of a shell composed of
aluminium, the interior, except the chamber
for the mail and for the electric motor, being
filled with compressed hydrogen gas to overcome the weight. It has a buoy-fan towards
the front, operating on both sides, and side
wings and propeller in rear. Two large
trolley wires supported on arms attached to
posts and elevated to a suitable height are
placed from four Io six feet apart, and between and below these the car or shell is
situated, suspended on the wires by pulleys.
The electricity from the wires communicates through iho motor inside of the car,
and sets into rapid motion the front bins,
the wings ou either side and the turbine wind
fan in the rear. The wings are shaped like
an umbrella divided in the centre. These
close when propelled forward and automatically open, pressing forcibly against thc air
in the backward stroke, and operated by a
crank and piston to which the wings are
attached.
The front is surmounted by an electric
light. When coming into port the machine
engages in a current breaker, and subsequently draws up n suitable weight until it
is brought to the point for unloading. It is
then reloaded, turned on a turn-table, the
connections made and It Is sent on its mission, It may have many stations, Dr, B.
E, Usborn, of Auburn, N. V., is the inventor.
Herbert Hague, of Bangor, Me,, had a
bull-terrier pup of which he was very proud
but now, alas ! he and the pup have parteo
couipany forever. One night he and the
pup occupied the same room. At the witching hour of night, when churchyards yawn,
Herbert's deep slumber caused him to snore
loudly. The dog leaped on the bed, and
scratched his face to arouse him, Herbert
gave the pup a vigorous whack on lhc car,
and the dog retaliated by seizing his master
1; the nose and shaking him ai ho would a
rat, ilii-! was too much for Herbert; he
became really vexed, and then and there
closed the carreer of his pet pup by killing
it, Now, as Herbert views his nose in
the glass, he no longer thinks that that
organ is a thing of beauty and a joy forever.
i Pew Nihilists.
Among the most radical of the party was
Iskander Hertzen. He was a brilliant
orator, possessing a most magnetic person
ality which enabled him to sway the people
at will. Not content with the privileges
that the Czar and his government had conceded to the people, ho wished for many
more. He preached the doctrine that to
secure perfect freedom it would be necessary to annihilate the imperial family, the
nobility, and the entire priesthood. This
accomplished, the people were to form a
representative government, making au equal
division of the land.
The brilliancy of this scheme fascinated
many prominent persons, and as a result
numerous secret societies sprang up in all
parts of the empire. Hertzen, owing to his
extremely radical views, was at last compelled to flee from Russia. He went first
to London, where he started a paper called
The Bell, through the columns of which he
made terrible exposures concerning the private life of the Czar and his family, Ho
afterwards sought refuge in Switzerland,
where he died with the sentence of death
pronounced by the Russian government
still hanging over him. Hertzen was a
brilliant though meteoric character, who for
a short time dazzled the world nf Europe,
but was soon forgotten,
Associated with the leader wero Tchern-
isheysky and Bakounin. The latter was
even more rabid than Hertzen in his denunciation of the Czar and his government.
Bakounin declared that his mission was to
announce a new gospel which must penetrate to the very ends of the earth,���that
the old world must he replaced by a now
one. He said; " Our first work must be
destruction and annihilation of everything
as it now exists. Wc must accustom ourselves to destroy everything, tho good with
the bad; for if even an atom of tho old
world remains the new will never be crca-
tad." Bakounin found many followers,
but was soon exiled to Siberia, from which
he shortly afterwards escaped, disguised us
a merchant. Ho sought an asylum in (let--
many, where he remained until his death.
Tchernishevsky, the lust of the famous
trio, had a most remarkable lifo. He was
a contributor to the Conltiuperary. lie was
the philosopher and political economist of
thc party. In 1880 he was arrested for his
connection with a secret revolutionary society. His trial was one uf the most memorable ever held iu Russia, and during ils
progress the accused made such a pathetic
and powerful speech that many in thc court
room shed tears, while others turned pale
with fear. The government officials, seeing
its effect upon the people, became furious.
When a sentence of fifteen years, with tlie
deprivation of all rights of citizenship, was
passed upon Tchernishevsky, he cried out:
"Alexander Nioolaievitch, you may kill
flesh and blood, but you cannot stop the
progress of liberal ideas I"
While Tchernishevsky was confined as an
exile in Villuisk, Yakutsk Province,in Siberia, II. Mushkln, a justice of the peace and an
ardent .Nihilist, attempted lo secure his liberation, lie visited the prison, disguised as
a gendarme, and demanded that the philos
ophor be delivered to his keeping ; but ihi
chief of police, suspecting that all wiib not
right refused to deliver up his prisoner
Tcheruishi'V: ky was afterwards transferred
to Astracliiin province, where ho died two
years ago, mourned hy all Europe. ~[Lip'
pincottB,
a i-iiiiiiioiii virini-1-ii r.-irlllr Locomotive
Tli a I Buns Ahead or Trains
Locomotive engineers are, as a class, said
lo be superstitious, but Mr. J. M. Pinck-
ney, an engineer known to almost every
brother-hood man, is an exception to the
rule. He has never been able to believe
the different stories told of apparitions suddenly appearing on the track, but he had
an experience last Sunday night on the
Northern Pacific east-bound overland that
made his hair stand on end. By the courtesy of the engineer, also a brotherhood man,
Mr, Pinckney was riding on the engine,
They were recounting experiences, and the
fireman, who was a green hand was getting
very nervous as he listentencd to the tales
of wrecks and disasters, tlie horrors of
which were graphically decribed by thc
veteran engineers.
The night was clear and the rays from
the headlight Hashed along the track, and,
although they were interested in spinning
yarns, a sharp lookout was kept, for they
were rapidly Hearing Eagle Gorge, in the
Cascades, the scene of so many disasters and
the place which is said to be the most dangerous on the 2,500 miles of road. The engineer was relating a story, and was just coming to the climax, when he suddenly grasped the throttle and in a moment had
" thrown her over;" that is, reversed the
engine. The air-brakes were applied and
the train brought to a standstill within a few
feet of tho place where Engineer Cypher
met his death two years ago, By this time
the passengers had become curious as to
what was the matter, and all sorts of questions were asked the trainmen. The engineer made an excuse that some of the
machinery was loose, and in a few moments
the train was speeding on to her destination.
" What made you Btop back there ';"
asked Pinckney. "I heard your excuse, but
1 have run too long on the road not to know
that your excuse is not the truth."
His question was answered by the engineer pointing ahead and saying excitedly :
" There ! Look there ! Don't you see
it ?"
" Looking nut of the cab window," said
Mr. Pinckney, " I saw about three hundred yards ahead of us the headlight of a
locomotive."
" Stop the train, man," I cried, reaching
for the lever.
" 'Oh, it's nothing. It's what I saw
hack at the gorge. It's Tom Cypher's engine, No. 33. .There's no danger of a collision. The man who is running that engine
ahead of us can run it faster backward than
I can run this one forward, Have I seen it
before? Yes twenty times. Every engineer
on the road knows that engine, and he's always watching for it when he gets to thc
gorge.'
"The engine ahead of us was running
silently, but Bmoke waa puffing from thc
stack, and the headlight threw out rays of
red, green and white light. It kept a short
distance ahead of us for several miles and
then for a moment we saw a figure on the
pilot. Then the engine rounded a curve
and we did not see it again. We ran hy a
little station, and at the next, when the
operator warned us to keep well back from
a wild engine that was ahead, the engineer
said nothing. He was not afraid of a collision. JuBt to satisfy my own mind on the
matter I sent a telegram to the engine
wiper at Sprague, asking him if No. 33 was
in. I received a reply stating that No. 33
had just come in and that her coal was exhausted and boxes burned out. I suppose
you'll be inclined to laugh at the story, but
just ask any of the boys, although many of
them won't talk about it. I would not myself if I were running on the road. It's unlucky to do so."
With this comment upon the talc Mr.
Pinckney boarded a passing caboose and
was soon on his way to Tacoma. It is commonly believed by Northern Pacific engineers that Thomas Cyphers's spirit still
hovers near Eagle Gorge.
Annual Report of
the Postmaster-General-
A Bat Bailroad.
There was recently in Paris a Russian, by
name Dourof, who is supposed to know-
more about the nature of rats than any
other man living. He has made a business
of training them to do queer things, and at
the same time has carefully studied their
habits and ways.
A reporter who visited him and his two
hundred and thirty free and ordinarily uncaged rats found him in the act of exhibiting his "rat railroad." It consisted of a
narrow track laid in a circle, upon which
wore three passenger-cars largo enough to
hold fiveor six ruts apiece, a baggage-ear, nud
a pretty little locomotive.
Close to the track was a small painted
wooden house, which served as a station.
There wero switches, and other railroad
paraphernalia.
Presently a cage was brought in, which
contained a considerable number of rals.
Dourof clapped his hands together throe
times, and all the rats came tumliliugout of
the cage and swarming into and about thc
littlo station.
He clapped his hands again, and half-a-
dozen black and slock rats���very respectable, corpulent fellows-climbed into the
first ear. Which was a first-class coach.
Once more Dourof clapped, and bulla-
dozen black and white rats, quite regularly
marked, got into the Booond-olassoar, while
an Indiscriminately marked but rather disreputable looking company scrambled into
the lust car, which was third-class.
A black rat, who did duty as the station-
master, promenaded up and down on the
platform of the little house, while two or
three small white ruts drugged some little
trunks into tho Imggiige-car.   These were
the "baggage-smashers,"
A whistle was heard ; the engineer-rat
climbed upon the locomotive, and the switchman rushed to the switch, Again the
whistle sounded, and the train moved oil'
around the track.
The training of the rats lo the performance of this teat was, M. Dourof declared
extremely easy except in the ease of the
baggage-men, whose education hud cost
him a groat deal of trouble, Much party
of "passengers" had been placed���one
party al u lime���nt their breakfasting hour
opposite the car to which they belonged, ill
which sonic pieces of soaked bread had already been placed, At his signal they had
been liberated, and had quickly found the
bread.
Little by little they had been trained in
this way to enter the proper cut'. The locomotive was operated with clock-work,
and the rats had nothing to do with il,
Tin- Increase in ffambcr or Poit-offlces
anil In Hn- HIIeaRe-letters lliineen
Vancouver .-mil Hong Itiing loronln
Furnishes lUo Greatest inn,urn or
Work in tiie Department s.-t*.lug
Bank Statistlc-i,
The annual report of the Postmaster-
General was presented to Parliament today. It states tlut the number of post-
oflices in the Dominion ou July I last was
8,061, being an increase of 14S over the
number in operation on the lst July,
18110. The mail routes have been augmented by 707 miles; and the annual mail travel
has been increased from 26,599,497 miles to
27,162,643 miles. The Northwest territories and Manitoba show the largest increase
in mail route, in those provinces having in-
creased from 0,053 to 7,480, British Columbia also shows a considerable increase,
the mileage in 1890 being5,668, and in 1891,
5,991. Ontario, naturally, continues to
furnish the greatest amount of work for
the department. There were existing in
the premier province on July 1,3,026 post-
offices as against 1,441 in Quebec. 'Ihe
number of miles of post route in Ontario
was 18,676 ; iu Quebec, 11,684 ; the annual
rate of mail travel was 12,356,220 miles in
Ontario and b,846,075 in Quebec, The
estimated number of letters posted in the
Dominion was 97,975,000; post cards,
20,300,000 ; newspapers, periodicals, circulars, book packets, patterns, etc., 26,890,*
(K)O ; of these Ontario contributed 53,000*
000 letters, 13,175,000 post cards, 15,700,*
000 newspapers, etc.
In 1890, mails were carried over 11,812
miles of railway. Last year the mileage
was 12,121 ; an increase of 309 miles. The
daily service by bags over the big roads is
as follows : Grand Trunk, 7.033 miles; C.
P. R., 4,200 ; Intercolonial, 1,087 ; Prince
Edward Island railway, 459; Canada Atlantic, 422; Canada Southern, 412. The
total daily service by bags in charge of
company's servants is 15,700 miles.
from the 17th January, 1891, to 20th
January, 1892, 01,375 letters passed between Vancouver and the three post-ollices
of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Yokohama
and 20,112 newspapers, the miscellaneous
packages amounting to 14,264.
In January, 1890, there was inaugurated
a direct mail service between St. John, N.
I',., and Demerara and certain of the West
India islands, by steamers subsidized by the
Government. This has already been availed
of to a considerable extent, and will undoubtedly he more so, as the frequency and
regularity of thc service are increased.
Toronto's staxdino.
Toronto, far beyond any other city in
Canada, furnishes the greatest amor. * of
work to the department, The weekly,. *���-
age of letters, postcards anil newsparjt., '
delivered in Toronto has been 357,842; in
Montreal ii has heen 158,422, while Hamilton conies third with 57,553.
During the fiscal year the deposits in the
Post-ollice Savings Ranks were in number,
147,072, and in amount, ��6,500,372; and the
withdrawals 84,963 in number and 87,875,-
977 in amount; the average deposit was
844.02 and the average withdrawal 892.67.
There wore 20,791 accounts opened and
32,006 closed. The total number of accounts
remaining open at thc close of the period
was 111,230, and the aggregate balance due
tn depositors 821,738,648, making the average amount at the credit of each depositor,
��195.44.
A classification of the deposits received
during the year had been made, showing the
following results; 53,217 from 81 up to
810 ; 26,427 from 811 up to820;37,501 from
821 up to 850 ; 17,085 from ��5] up to 8100;
7,965 from 8101 up to.*-2oo; 4,091 from8201
up to 8400; 407 from .8401 up to 8(100 ; 147
from 8601 up to 8S0O; 172 from 8801 up to
��1,000.
For the year ending 30th June, 1891, the
grosB postal revenue was ��3,374,887, being
an increase over the revenue of the previous
year of ��151,273. The expenditure for the
same period was 84.020,7,'!!', an increase ot
880,044 over that of the year before.
The increase in the revenue is about four
and a half per cent., but the increase in the
expenditure is only a small fraction over 2
per cent., so that thc revenue continues to
increase in much greater proportion than
the expenditure.
In a large department like the postotlice,
with a business extending over not only the
great railway lines from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, but into thc remotest settlement in
the backwoods, and almost to the shores of
thc Arctic ocean, it becomes al once apparent how greatly the success of its operations
depends upon the cordial co-operation of
those to whom the supervision of these
operations is entrusted, and for that cordial
cooperation, in its fullest extent, Col.
White, the deputy post-master goneral, extends his thanks to the olliccrs of both the
nside and outside service.
ODDS AND ENDS
During the twenty-live years ending with
1885, 1,401 new pipers were started in New
York, including 00 dailies and 011 weeklies,
Ot these papers 1,105 died before the end of
twenty-live years,
A Moscow dentist claims to be able to
grow teeth for us. At present, however,
he confines his attention to growing now
teeth on the ruins of old ones, which arc said
to grow as firmly into the gums as natural
ones.
Two grape seeds caused the death o
Georgos, Bunnell, at Toms llivor recently.
They had lodged in the intestines, and a
gristly covering grow over them and eventually became so huge as to cut o!f all pass-
ago,
The entire living population of the globe,
1,400,000,000 peoplo, divided into families
of five persons each, could lie located in
Manitoba, each family on a holf-a ri lot, and
thero would still remain 70,000,000 vacant
family lots.
Freehold has a souvenir spoon, In the
bowl is etched a representation of Molly
Pitcher I lading her cannon, taken from the
famous bronze on the Monmouth battle
monument, the same as In the vignette iu
he centre of the town seal,
When a man dies men imagine what he
has left behind ; angels inquire what he has
sent before him,
Small silver plates to be sot at each cover
are Intended for olive pits. (Lho ftootenay Star
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1892.
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Tbe riiiul from Revelstoke town to
the station is, we ten;-, the cause of ii
great deal of profanity. At least, 'he
"shaking up" which hits tobeen-
dnred by the 'bus drivers nud pus
seugers to aud from ibe trains must
be conducive to bad language. Break
downs have been frequent, and complaints nre as thiol: as bluckbi tries in
August. "Shank's pony " i.s lho ouly
safe animal for use on that road, and
pedestrinniBm is becoming popular.
As a wagon road il is it f, dure, If
auy of that ��19,000 appropriated for
West Kootenny is lo bo expended on
this rond uo time should be w n I d -���
or else il will take pretty tieitrly the
wholo of that .sum to put it in repair.
As for the road to tbe wharf, it i.s
beyond description,
If tbo develo] meiit work which is
to be commenced forthwith on tho
mining claims ul Pish On i k corroborates what the rich oiitcroppings indicate���and experienced miuers nre
firm in tho belief thai it will -we
huvo n bonanza quite equal to, and
much nearer home than cither the
Kaslo or Sloean strikes, Mr. Anderson, a miner of 21 years'experience,
who is looking over theso claims with
a view lo purchase for a syndicate of
capitalists in Ontario, snid Inst week
thut be hud never seen richer surl'nco
showings, and that he had no doubt
thc Fish Greek district was equal to
anything on the American continent.
'The Dlecillewnet mines are ou tho
sumo mineral belt which traverses
Montana and northward through the
southern portion of West Kootenny,
where the rich strikes aro attracting
miners and capitalists from all parts
of lho world. Probably iu the near
future, when that unexplored region
lying between the Ktisio-Sli can dis- i
trict and Illecillownet is prospected,
bodies of ore surpassing anything yet
discovered muy be brought to light.
There is plenty of ground yut for
the prospector to cover.
Mans bim. rianos
i'iXI'ST   FINISH,     FINEST   TONED,     EASY   TOUCH
:*iv%^.i v*r-T���j,;';:;;-f,��g
TJ1K    UNEQUALLED
DOHERTY ORGAN.
If you think of buying an Organ or   I'ittno, send for Catalogue and
Prico Lists.
JAS. McDONALD & Co., Agents, Revelstoke, It.C.
������I ������������
he Kootenay Star
E.YECUTES
JOB PRINTING
OP    EVERY    DESCRIPTION,
AT MODERATE CHARGES.
:n :��fr; jjirrniiWK.*.?.
H. N. <
0U.1SIER
IS OPENING DP WITH AN ENTIRELY NEW STOCK OF
GROCERIES,  PROVISIONS,
I'loOM, KEBB,
SUPPLIES,
U.J.JL1
ALL BOUGHT IN THE BEST AND CHEAPEST MARKETS.
MILLINERY AN!) DRESSMAKING A SPECIALTY.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY AXD CAREFULLY ATTENDED TO.
This space is reserved for
Messrs. C. B. Hume & Co,
WHOSE ADVERTISEMENT WILL SHORTLY APPEAR*
DONAUJ NOTES.
friiOM OUli OWN OOfiliEbPONDENT]
Donald, May 5th.
A largely attended meeting was
held in tho English church last
Saturday eveuing re tho Building
Fund for lhe parsonage in ooum-e-
tion with the ohureh. This fund has
been thu object of severul entertainments of various kinds, the lust of
them being the "rustic gathering"
mentioned last week, and has now
readied a total which warrants a
consultiitioti as to uhoi> and where
the parsonage shall he erected. Il
was mentioned at the meeting that
Mrs. A, G. Molsen Spragge, who
bus just returned from lr-r nut,mil
visit to Toronto, hud collided ��135
in that city, which brought tlio fund
up to nearly 15800. The members of
this church aro to bo congratulated | QEALl'l
on the success which hus at last   \  ���    to ll
The Nelson Mixer seems to be up
to ils old tricks again, Anything lhat
will give Eevelstoke a set-back is it
sweet morsel for it, but this time it
is ii \i uslv in error in stating that
the ('.IM!. '��� hus abandoned its projected road south from Rovelstoke."
O.P.R, men are very busy clearing
a townsite of 80 acres ou the company's land at Nakusp Creek, which
will bo sold in town lots uoxt mouth.
Will the C.P.R. sell a sinplo lot if
the road is uot to be built? Not
likely. Moreover, the survey of the
section from Revelstoke to the N.E.
Arm hus been pushed so vigorously
ub to be near completion. In this
particular we believe the Miner is
publishing ils privuto wishes, and is
evidently put out at the fute of it
pr. tt-ge the Nelson k Fort Shep
paid Railway.
,���%
*���'. i
"VT*\
commenced to reward their effot ts.
The Rev. J. 0. 0. Kemm lefl here
on Sunday on a trip to the old coun
try, where he purposes spending his
hard-turned vacation of ten weeks.
Mrs. Spragge ond daughti r, who
have spent the winter in Toronto,
relumed to Donald last week, Mrs,
Spragge/s arrival has given qui
stimulus to the lovt rs of tennis, she
beiug Donald's leading lady player,
Mr. George Hunt, jeweller, who
has been iu business al Donald for a
long time, litis deoided to join his
partner and make his futuri h   i
Nelson.   George will be very much
missed by the boys, although   ,   .
thev huve hicotiie aocustomed to his
absence from many of thet:
gatherings, doubtless owing
fact (and let it ne said n
reverence) of his having
look after him m i
It is rumored thut a pieni
held on the 21th    li 1  uii
it i�� just twelvi month*
thing of the kiud oocurn .
will  be  quiti    .
Donald's old h re ol  ���,
t ,tbi rings appears I
file ag -      ��� ���     is hope thi
\  ,   , vec p into
B  im I,..:.     01    . . I   bn
Dionotoi       lull
v.iilcu ol late,
s.   -. ���   >,r*\,
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I ���'.---,��� -f ������������ ��������� ^
! EM.RKS.nddreBsed
iiiik-rsiurn tl un endorsed "Tender for Hospital al Artillery Barr.    . Vii   n-ia, B.C'.," "ill
ll,   I'el'elV  "i     '   ' tiiC      Ultil
20th Ma;        .      th nil ...   ..
red in the ei
n'  Arl -'. ;..         . .             I.i .
Plans
I office ol  1'. 0
.   . :..i .. on
��� I ;   ;.  2 ll    April,   ���
ie coi
ned
.
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NOTICE OF SALE BY SHERIFF
PURSUANT   TO   EXECUTION
AGAINST LANDS ACT, 1874.
IN THE
SUPREME COURT OP BRITISH
COLUMBIA.
NANCY FIELD, Plaintiff,
AND
D. W. CORBIN, Defendant.
Iu obedience to n writ of Fieri Fiteius
issued out of the Supreme Court, of
British Columbia at Viotoria on tho
llth day of February, 1802, und to
mo directed in the above-named suit
for the sum of $1858.97 debt and
costs, together with interest on the
snme at the rate of six per centum
per annum from the 18ih dny of December, 1891, besides sheriff's fees,
poiiiio'.-je. and till other expenses of
this execution, I have seized and will
offer for Side by Public Auction, at
the Court Horn--. Donald, East Kootenav, in ., ou , iioksday, the _*;ili day
of'April, 1892, at 12 noon, all the
Right, Title and Interest of the said
D. VV. Corbin in lhe Lands as de-
.   ��   in this advertisement:���
BOURNE BROS.
EEVELSTOKE STATION.
DRY GOODS,"GROCERIES,
HABDVABBi QLOTEUG)
BOOTS & SHOtiS,
FL0UK, OATS, SHORTS AINU ALL KINDS OF FEED.
CHRISTIE, BROWN k CO.'S BISCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY.
Bakery iii connection with Store.
MERCHANDISE LOADED ON THE CABS FOR ALL POINTS.
REVELSTOK.5 STATION PORT OFFICE.
RRIVKD
F
c
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.
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route '���
A Sj iidicnte  I'M"  i'- I   lupin;-'
llllTlllcuaei
We L.ive just rei eivi d from   .  .
don, El g-i copies ol
j8gne. h\ lhe West Kooti
jjev , 11,, ���     -     ;.
which has heen iortni d
pose ol leaning, p	
vise acquiring mini ral |-ropertii   .
British Columbia, Cana  i,
where, andt >*el u th   e\   ...  . '
tius with ii vie i ol n    11   gthi tn to
existing companies, or forming otbei
conn anios lo wort the   ime,"   Ih
Hi' cilli wn l s ���' m* to he ii.'1 m ;,, , r
pal point of the lyu lioate   opi-m ���      .
tions, and the (Jladsl itie clniin is a   nn
particular  feature.    Tho ordinary   | .,,������, -   ,
obsres, of which 9,800 will be-amu-d,      ...... tl
are iu each, and there are also 100   |r,lVlK    M , ,  ,���.,,
founders'shares at 810 eaoh.   lho   ,    |mvi     i|mi. j;.,.,,,.  ..,���,A Vla
registered oIlicuB aro at 10 St. Helen s  |jj(i|   ,, |;
place, London, England, and lhe
local rn King director is Mr, VV,
I'elicw Harvey, ol Gol leu, li.O, of
whom pi Bpeottises ntnl particulars
en:, bo obtained, A fow pro peetn c
wn nlso ho obtained at this ollice.
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Mill mnl i'
l.v lipp
1   .', i" ���, i
or to
A fl i ,
inforiiitiliuii
Lo    D
ri  gill    ' ���,iiver,
I.    I,   Ilii
'. I!, Depo   Hovel
J���  A1
wo Carloads of Furniture
COMPRISING
Spring Mattresses, Wool Mattressec. Parlor Suites, Easy
Chairs and Rockers;    ,
LATEST  IMPROVED   BABY CARRIAGES,:
Warranted to keep the baby in good nature.
Pianos, Organs, Beds, Couches, in great variety*
ALL SIZES OF PATENT SELF-ADJUSTING WINDOW SHADES.
JAMES McDONALD & Co.,  Main  Street,  Iievelstoke, B.C.
BARBER
.THE-
Jeweler
AND
Optician."
All orders by mail or
express promptly
attended
to.
REPAIRING
A
SPECIALTY.
All descriptions of
gold and silver.
W. A,
JOWETT,
Notary Public,
T, L. HAIG,
Notary Publio
'I lid   , ��� ������' :��� red, in
1(1   li .' Dili''" ill, Vieti   ill
n I  ',ii He ImiIi dny of
December, 1891,
'I he above      I    I      Ij iiinied  to
lh    Kith tin,   nf   May,
hum mnl phii '\
IDOIIAVK,
Sheriff ol Ivootouiii,
April l!8tli, 1892
JOWETT & HAIG
Mlnliijf, 'li in I >c i-  iviul   lii-til  Estate Brokers und Gcuerul
Ooiiiinlsslou Ayent .
ConvoyiiiiceB, Agrooments, Hills of Stile, Mining llouds, ote, druwn up,
lent-, iiini Accounts Collcoted ; Mining Claims Bought and Sold ; ABsees-
ininl work on Mining t'hiinis Attended to ; Patents Applied for, Eto,, Etc,
IW  IIKe   I.II-I-. AND ACCIDENT IN8UKANCE AGENTS.
Lots on TowusiU "I le felsloke for Bait
llachiuery. Etc,
REVELSTOKE,
nnd Wanted, Agents for Miuiug
li. c,

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