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The Kootenay Star Nov 12, 1892

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Array VOL. IV.
No. 22.
a. McNeil,
barber's shop and
Begs to announce that he is pro-
pared to mako aud repair all kinds of
mattresses, pillows, ko., at reasonable
prices. Upholstering dono ou tho
premises.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, B.C.
Silver, Gold or Lead, each.... $1.50
do. combined   3.00
Silver nnd Lend    2.50
Silver and Gold    2.00
Silver and Copper    3.50
Silver, Gold and Copper    4.00
Silver, Gold, Lead and Copper   5.60
Other prices on application.
Agent in Revelstoke, thuough whom
Samples may be sent:
R Tapping,
Carpenter, Builder
And General Contractor.
Manufacturer of
Boats, Sleighs & Toboggans.
Orders promptly filled.
Beautifully situated on the Lake
shore at the entrance to the best and
shortest road to the Sloean mines aud
New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in the district, with grand
boating and sketching facilities for
tourists and artists.
The Bar is supplied with the
Best brands of wines,liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel nre
of tho best.
This town, magnificently situated on
the Upper Arrow Luke, is the
shipping port for the
Sloean Mines, is
Sloean Lake and New Denver
by a
trail 18 miles iu
length, and is bound to
speedily become a place of
considerable wealth and importance.
Townsite maps and all information
ns to purchase of lots cau bo obtained
Atlontio Express, arrives 10.10 daily.
Paciflo       " "     16.52   "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chicago, New York ond 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 Europeuu points st
Lowest Rates.
Low Freight Hates. Quick despatch. Merchants will savo money
by having their freight routed via
the C.P.R
Full and reliable Information Riven
by applying to    D. E. BROWN,
Asst. Gen'l Freight Ag't, V'noouvor,
or to I. T. BREWSTER,
Ag't C, P. li. Depot, Iievelstoke.
The finest, eompletest and latctt line of Eler-
trleal apuliancesin tlio world They have neves
failed to cure. We are so positive of it that we
will back our belief and send yuu any Elertrlcal
Appliance now iu the market and you car. try id
for Threo Months. Largest iist of testimonials
on earth. Send for book and journal Free.
W. T. Hacr 8c Co., Windsor, Out..
Ernest Fletcher,
Plans and Specifications drawn up for
persons intending to build.    Seasoned Lumber always ou hand,
Fancy Work, Turned and
Scroll Work executed
neatly.   A fiue so*
lection Picture
Mouldings      .
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 ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; fire proof safe,
F. McCarthy  -
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodging $5  Per Week.
MEALS, 250.       UEDS 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortoLly furnisliod. and
affords first class accommodation.
Royal Mail Lines,
Proposed Sailings from Halifax.
SARDINIAN ..Allan Line... Deo. 10
NUMIDIAN "        ... Dee. 24
PARISIAN "        ... Jan, 7
LABRADOR.Dominion Line.. Dec. 3
VANCOUVER        ���'        ...Deo. 17
SARNIA         "       ...Dee, 31
From New York.
TEUTONIC... White Star ... Nov. 30
BRITANNIC "        ...Deo. 7
MAJESTIC "        ... Deo. 14
Cabin $40, 845, ?50, $60, $70, 880 upwards.
Intermediate, 825; Steerage, 820.
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, Rbvbwtokbj
or to Robeut Keiui, Goneral Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
Boots & Shoes made to
HaUiXEss Leather Kept in Stock.
Myrtle Navy
T. & B.
In Bronze Letters.
Desires to thank the people of Revelstoke for their liberal patronage during the past year. Ho will oontinue
to sparo uo effort to givo satisfaction.
Having iu uso the latest invention in
baking apparatus, the
Portable Reel Bake Oven,
ho is ablo to fill the largest ordor at
very short notice.    His Dread will
always bo the best, and he guarantees
the most prompt attention to orders.
.Special terms to hotels ami
largo consumers.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fletcher, of
Nelson, returned home on Monday's
Mr. H. D. Hume, of Salmon Arm,
was a passenger to Nelson by str.
Columbia on Monday.
The Rev. P. F. Langill, of Vernon,
will preach to-morrow evening in
tho Presbyterian church ; 7.15.
Messrs. C. B. Hume & Co. have
despatched ten tons of merchandise
to the lower oountry by the last two
Mr. Erskine Shaw, of Revelstoke,
has taken up 160 acres near Trout
Lake, and will build a house there
next spring,
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow in the Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, evening at 7.30.
All are cordially invited.
There will be Sunday-school tomorrow afternoon in the school-
house in connection with the Church
of England.   All children welcome.
Several fine specimens of Lardeau
mineral, for exhibition at the World's
Fair, are on view at the Revelstoke
Courthouse, particulars of which will
be given shortly.
Christmas.���Don't send away for
your Christmas presents till you
have seen the handsome novelties in
holiday goods which are being imported by H. N. Coursier.
Dr. O. E. C. Brown left Revelstoke
veslerday morning for Illecillewaet,
Donald aud Golden. He will be at
the C.P.R. Hotel, Revelstoke station,
from Saturday next till the Tuesday
On Monday niglit the new Lieut,-
Goveiuor of British Columbia, lion.
Edgar Dewdney, passed west in the
private oar car Cumberland, attached
to No. 1, arriving in Vancouver ou
Tuesday afternoon.
Messrs. W. F. Teetzel, of Nelson,
and G. H. Williams, of Revelstoke,
will open a drug store at Kaslo. Mr.
Williams will ba in charge. This
will necessitate the closing of the
Revelstoke pharmacy.
Tho members of the Quadrille
Club held their second dance for the
season in Bourne's Hall on Wednesday night. Owing to the downpour
of rain very few Indies attended.
The next event will be on Thursday,
the 24th.
An entertainment will be given by
ladieB aud genllemeu of the town
somewhere about New Year's, at
which some good dramatic talent
will be forthcoming. Tlm proceods
are to be devoted to tho funds of the
Revelstoko Brass Band.
Messrs. W. B. Pool nnd J. Stobert
camo up from the Lardeau this week.
They have been preparing things for
the great output expected next summer. Mr. Pool returned to the Lar-
deau this morning, in company with
Mr. Moxley, of Hall's Landing.
On Sunday night thoro passed
through Revelstoko a special train
with tho relief crows brought out
from England by the troopship Tyne
for II.M, gunboats Nymphe, Daphne
and Hyacinth, at Vancouvor. Thero
wero about 420 men and 23 oflicors,
Mr. E. 11. Harrison, who has taken
up 100 acres on tho south shoro of
Trout Lako, in ihe Lardeau, camo
up tho river in a rowboat on Monday
for his winter supplies, including It
dozen volumes of now books, and
left again for tho Lardeau on Wednesday,
Geo. Laformo started on Monday
with a hcavilv laden pack train of 12
animals for Big Bend. Over 81,200
worth of supplies havo boen taken
np in two trips, this being tlio last
this year. Mr. L. Mason, one of tho
owners of tho Consolation Gold Mine,
and Dave Ferguson accompanied tho
Mr, J. W. Vail, of tho Kamloops
"Sentinel," spent a oouplo of days
in town this week, and left for homo
on Wednesday night. Mr. Vail went
as far as Tlio Glacier on Monday to
meet his daughter, who is on route
from St. Paul, Min,, to San Francisco, aud they stopped off at Rovolstoko to viow the mountain scenery,
But tlio mountains refused to show
themsolveH, and persistently hid bo-
hind a curlnin of denso clouds, in
whicli a rift now and thon would
(liscloso for an instant part of Ihe
glacier on Jiegbio or lho conical
peaks of tho Twins,
Tlio Victoriu Hotel is under new
management, Messrs, A. Hatton and
T. M. Hamilton being the new firm
taking over tho business from Mr,
Win. Cowan, who will leave Rovol-
stoke about the lst of December on
a visit to his old homo at Goderich,
Ontario, after an absenco of seven or
eight years.
The trains, both east aud wost,
have been delayed vory much lately
by rock Bliilos, which are very prevalent at this wet seasou. Last Sunday's Atlantic Express was thrown
off tlio track near Sicamous by a
fallen tree. Not much damage was
dono, but tho train was delayed ten
or twelve hours,
The str. Columbia on Monday had
amongst her freight tho machinery
and outfit for a uew weekly paper
whioh is to bo started in Nelson by
Mr. John Houston, formerly of the
"Miner." Tho plant arrived here
from Toronto, and included a largo
quantity of type, racks, oases, a new
cylinder newspaper press, medium-
sized paper-cutter, &o.
Among the Lytton's passengers on
wore Messrs. Oswald C. Ormsby, A.
T. Stewart, W. Kitto, H. C. Freod,
Rovelstoko; Alex. McRae, Illecillewaet ; G. Mi Leishman, Winnipeg;
G. A. Campbell, Montreal: J. M.
Hodgson, Vancouver; G. H, Smith,
L. C. Peunington, Spokane ; L. W.
Ross, Onksdale, Wash.; W. H. Kit-
ley, F. W. Jonson, Moscow, Idaho ;
Geo. B. Hains, Priscott, Ont.
The steam soow belonging to the
C. k K. N. Co. which waa launohed
abont two weeks ago, made a trial
trip to the head of the lake last Sun"
day. She proved to be a fast sailer,
and mado better time up the river
than either of the steamers. As the
river is getting lower daily the scow
will probably be running before the
month is out, as with a draught of
only two or three inches Bhe walks
right over the sandbars without wetting them.
Mr. E. Syder, one of onr moBt
popular young men, met with a very
serious accident last Sunday night.
While working on one of the yard
engines at Revelstoke Station, he
made a false step whilo it was in
motion and was thrown on the track
with considerable violence, alighting
on his head. He received several
nasty sculp wounds and a severe
concussion of the brain. He is now
out of danger and progressing satisfactorily under Dr. McLean's care.
Archio Chisholm, of Illecillewaet,
has been in town during the past
week, aud will probably spend the
winter here, He sold a mine (the
Goat Cave) to Mr. Mcintosh, M.P.,
a few months ago. This proporty is
to be developed next spring. Mr.
Chisholm states that moBt of the
prospectors have come in, and many
have gone east for the wintor. The
dull season has set in, but on the
whole the development work done
this summer has been satisfactory.
Next spring a largo output will be
assured, as eastern capitalists have
bonded most of the mines,
Mr. G, H. Williams, who has been
ou a tour through the lower country,
returned on Wednesday's boat. Ho
states that Nelson is very dull, but
all tho lifo and energy of Lower
Kootenay seems just now to bo
centred iu Kaslo, win ro new houses
are going up rapidly. Lots have
reached about six times their original
price. The town of Watson, whioh
is nearer the mines than Kaslo, and
situated at a poiut where several
roads cross, has been eagerly bought
up. not a single lot remaining unsold.
Nakusp is quiet, but lias the most
beautiful position of auy town in
Thero is no secret or pntont in the
production of Myrtle Navy tobacco
It could bo produced by any manufacturer, but no manufacturer oould
mako it pay at that prico, unless lie
could purchase on a large scule and
sell on a large scale, lie could not
sell below the prosotit prico without
a loss, even if lie could purchase ou
tho lowest adv&ntageous terms, To
got n largo market, therefore, without which ho would havo no Inducements to go oil, would bo the work
of many years. That is tho reason
why Messrs, Tnokett k Sou have the
command of the market, and they
aro wiso enough to know that they
can retain it only by keeping tho
prico ilowu to hard pan figures.
Messrs. Wells and Pollock, of
Golden, have just shipped a carload
of oro from their Vermont Crock
mino to tlio Tacoma smelter. The
ore is a vory fine quality galona, and
is expeoted to run about 100 oz.
Bilver por Ion, This is their third
carload, having shipped two loads to
tho Revelstoke smelter two years
ago. It is their intention to bring
out a great quantity of ore by pack
train in tho spring for shipment to
Tacoma. Ono can hardly find lun-
giingo strong enough to denounce
the apathy which permits the Rovelstoko smelter to lie idle while
there are such vast quantities of oro
cloBO by, all or most of whioh will
havo to be sent out of the country
for treatment.
The Wanderers' Return.
On Monday Messrs. J. P. Sutherland, S. Growl aud It. Green crossed
the Illecillewaet on a cattlo hunting
expedition. They brought back six
of the ten Bteers belonging to Hull
Bros, which escaped iulo the mountains last summer, and fastened them
in the stockyard. They were very
wild, and it was a troublesome job
to corral them. Three of them were
killed anil dressed on Tuesday,
although in rather a lean condition.
During Tuesday night the remaining
three broke out of the yard, and on
Wednesday morning Mr. Sutherland
came up with them just as they were
about to re-cross the river to their
old feeding grounds. It was a difficult task for one man, but even the
wildest cattle are influenced by a
horseman when it wonld be dangerous for a man on foot to approach
them, and they were eventually corralled at the slaughter-house witbont
mishap. The other four belonging
to the herd���the four largest���have
not been seen since July.
Thanksgiving Concert.
The concert-social given in ths
schoolhouse on Thursday night in
aid of the funds of tbe Presbyterian
churoh was voted a decided success
by the audience, which entirely filled
the room. Shortly after seven the
tables were spread in the outer
schoolroom, and a goodly nnmber
partook of a cold collation, with tea
and coffee. The tables were waited
on by several yonng ladies, and the
social part of the entertainment was
thoroughly enjoyed.
The concert commenced at eight
o'clock, being opened with an over.
ture by Mr. Ahlin. Miss Williams
sang "The lighthonse by the sea,"
nnd received an entbnsiastio encore,
to whioh tbe yonng lady had to respond. Four children���Misses Ella
and Jessie Paton, Edith Lewis and
Master Percy Lewis���then sang a
round in a creditable manner, after
which Messrs. Ahlin and Northey
gave an instrumental duet���organ
and concertina ���which was most
vociferously enoored. They responded with "Running 'em in," and this
also brought an encore, in response
to which Mr. Northey gave a concertina solo, "Come where the wild
flowers bloom." Little Jimmy Paton
then gave a recitation, and did it
very nicely. Messrs. Barber and
Ahlin sang a duet "The midnight
fire alarm," with Mrs. Kirknp as
accompanist. Tbis was encored, and
deservedly so. Mr. Northey then
gave a serio-comic recitation, "Don't
forget the potatoes," whioh received
considerable applause. A quartette,
" Where the warbling waters flow,"
by Mesdames Smith and Dickie, Miss
E. Ladner and Messrs. Barber and
Ahlin, was woll rendered and met
with approval. Master Sam Needham (mouth organ) and Herbert
Lewis (banjo) then played a duet,
after which Miss Williams delighted
tho audience with " Won't you tell
mo why, Robin?" The programme
would not have been complete without the appenranco of Mr. Wm. Lee,
who serenely bobbed np at thia
juncture, aud literally brought down
the houso with his comic song, "Mao
Naiiniis," and he had to sing again.
The club swinging by the yonng
peoplo, accompanied by Mr. Ahlin
on the orgau, was efficiently performed, nnd then Mrs. Kirkup and
Mr. Barber gave a very sweet duet,
which was greatly enjoy*d by tbe
audience. Mr, Northey's comic song
(in character) went so well that he
bad to sing another, Mr. Barber's
song, " Sound of the steople on tbe
hill," was splendidly rendered, and
was awarded a most entbnsiastio
encore. The National Anthem terminated a varied and pleasing programme. The proceeds might easily
havo been doubled, as 50 cents would
not have boon too high a oharge for
n substantial luncheon and a very
good ooncert, but tho promoters did
not liko to mnko uny advance on former prices, 25 oonts.
Smith.���At Rovelstoke Station, on
Friday, November lllh, tho wife of
Mr. John Smith, operator, of a son.
Roth doing well.
An English Nurse of 15 years' experience is desirous of attending ladies
during sickness. First-olass references.���Apply office of this paper.
~~0. & H, LEWIS,
Catered for.
Ripans Tabules: for torpid liver.
Ripans Tabules cure dioiiMsi. ' STRANG!! RETRIBUTION
There are still in Canada and Maiuo vast
Stretches ot primeval forest, in many parts
of which the sound of the lumberman's axe
has never heen heard. Wolves have disappeared almost entirely from theso regions,
but hears prowl through them everywhere.
Tlie lumberman and the traveler, however,
arc not afraid of hears, for it i3 only in
Bpring, when Bruin comes out of his den,
lean and hungry, and cannot lind insects,
mice, buds and berries, that he will attack
cattle or human beings.
But there is a beast found over a wide
stretch of territory which will sometimos,
when not needing food, attack a man and
tear him to pieces. Ho is an abiding terror
to all woodsmen, and thc choppers and teamsters huddle closo around thc camp-lire on
winter nights, as somo comrade relates a
story about tho vicious boast. This northern terror is known to every man who goes
into the woods as tho Indian Devil.
Thc Indian Devil is a creature that sleeps
and rests in thc branohosof tall pine, spruce
fir, and other trees which have thick leaves.
He is really the tree panther, though descriptions of him in scientific quarters are very
meagre, He is a great jumper, and can go
for miles along the top of the forest by
springing from tree, to tree. There are groat
bunches of muscles on his thighs and shoulders ; he has long, sharp fangs and cruel,
rending claws, which ho can draw in much
as a cat does. His favorite method oi seizing his prey is to lie quietly hidden in the
branches of a tree and spring upon the head    .
of his victim. He gives no warning, but'���" for tlle moose hunt, and the other
falls like death out of the top of a tree as! ftnarter was divided. Eaoh brother pushed
you pass. I his gun-barrel through a slit in the venison,
Thc beast is so malignant and so fierce that shouldered his lightened burden and started
with their heavy loads. The road soon became almost as dark as the forest, anil the
cold wind went whistling and sighing
among the trees.
The boys paused for a moment to get
breath and eat a sandwich of otter steak
which the trapper had given them, but, he
fore they had finished their hasty bite, they
were startled hy a terrible cry. It seemed
to como from the road about a quarter of a
mile behind thom, and resembled tlie very
high-pitched shrieking of a woman in great
Tho boys shuddered at the sound. Then
it was repeated again and again, filling the
forest with its terrifying echoes.
" It is a woman, George," said James, as
his face grew white, " and I fear those two
men are doing her some harm."
" It is not a woman's voice," said George.
" Come on ; we have no time to lose now.
It is tlie screaming of an Indian Devil."
"Then, perhaps we ought to drop our
loads and run!'' If not, it will overtake
" Hold on,yet, fora little litis coming
along lho trec-lops, and has scented us, because lhe wind is blowing straight toward
it. Hal I don't think it can catch up lo us
before we reach the Burnt Swamp ; then
the beast will have to tako to tho ground,
where it cannot he half so dangeious as
when in the trees."
" I think, George, we ought to throw-
away one load and out the other in two.
We enn hide ono load, rig it in the snow,
and get it tomorrow."
" A good idea ! We'll put it here,"
And in a few seconds, George's load was
thrust under tho snow.
Three or four cuts of the small axe, car-
olF at a run,
All the while the enemy kept up his crying, and the sound grew nearer aud nearer.
The boys could not keep up a running
the Indians believed he was a real devil.
Hence his name.
lu the region lying along the upper waters
of the Northwest Miramiohi, in thc province
of New Brunswick, was the hut of an old ��� Pace for '��ng. as they had tramped from
trapper who lived all the winter in the I sllll���e and eaten very little food, but they
woods. He invited two lads, George and I were Hearing the Burnt Swamp now, where
James Nelson, to come, and spend a fort- jthelr deadly pursuer would bo obliged to
night in his shanty, promising thom plenty run along the ground.
of shooting.
One day the boys sot out alone from the
hut on a moose hunt, and the old mau went
to examine his traps. The snow was deep,
but they could travel swiftly on their snow-
The tracks of a moose were soon discovered, and the brothers, with wild enthusiasm,
set out to run the animal down. I may say
that the way to capture a moose when tho
snow is deep in the woods ia to " run him
down" on suow--hoes, for the animal sinks
to lhc hips and shoulders in the deep snow.
I consider the killing of wild game taken
at such disadvantage as this, hardly sportsmanlike, but it is their way in these woods.
So tlio boys riddled the line animal with
their builds, skinned him, took each a portion of a hind-quarter, and set out for the
trapper's shanty.
When the sun was getting pretty low.and
they were still three miles from camp, they
came up a beaten road where logging teams
had been passing all day. They had not
gone far, when they saw two men coming
after them, each having a pair of snow-shoes
upon his back, and oue of them a disabled
The hoys waited when tho strangers shouted lo them, hut they were sorry Unit they
had done so, for they felt an instinctive
dread of the men on scanning them closely.
They were what is known in Canada as
metis-- that is, part Indian and part French.
Thoy had dark, oily faces, hair as black as
the feathers ofa crow, and sullen brown
The older one, and the more evil-looking
of tlie two, said, on coming up :
" Live about here much?"
George was spokesman, aud replied :
" No; we aro staying a few days in Billy
Rogers' shanty."
"You don't want only one of these
quarters of meat,"said lhc older men, walking up to James. " Better let us have this
one," laying his hand on the vension.
George at once turned to the impudent
I should here inform my readers that
guns were of little uso to the boys, for the
night was pitchy black, aud it would be
impossible to get a "sight" on au animal
like that, which assaults his victim always
by springing upon it.
Presently the edge of the wood was near-
ed, but the blood-curdling screeches of die
terrible pursuer were also near at hand.
Haifa mile away lay the shanty of the
trapper, but aa it stood in the heart of a
grove of tall spruces, tho greatest danger
was threatened there, as the animal would
at once tako to thc trees on leaving the burnt
land and drop.
The boys hurried more and more, but soon
heard a crunching sound in the snow, about
fifty yards behind them.
" Off with our loads, James! Let us put
them in here. Now we must defend ourselves."
II was the work of only a moment to
thrust the two large haunches under the
snow, so that teamsters should not see them
in the daylight, and to get back to the beaten
There was no sound, however, now ; but
the two brothers paused every minute or so
iu their mad run to listen. George grasped
James' arm.
" What is thai black thing, just there?
Sec, it moves I"
"That's he! Look! He has gone under
the brush. Be careful; ho is sure to spring
on us. We must keep looking. I doubt if
we'll get a chance to fire, but 1 may be able
to settle him with the axe."
The guns were muzzle-loaders, and to
strike the brute with tlie stock would likely
explode the cap, and for this reason George
depended on the axe.
"Of course, George added, "we may
have a chance to shoot."
Both ran again, not speaking a word, and,
still hearing no sound, they b"gan to believe
their pursuer had abandoned tlie chase,
when i dark object shot from the tare
branches of a hackmatack, wiih a horrible
shriek, striking George mi the head in his
touched the two boys, whispering :
" Up ! Take your guns; something
strange happening nu tho roof."
The brothers nibbed their eyes and jumped out of bed; then the trapper turned oul
the light and took the barricades from the
door. It was iuky dark outside, but the
three stepped out with thoir guns cocked.
They could not make out the objects on the
roof, but there were human cries and the
frightful screaming of the tree panther.
" Blaze away there, boys !" shouted the
old man ; " then run in."
The three guns were raised, throe shols
rang out, and there were mora yells, human
aud brutish,
" Now we'll stay awake, in the dark till
daylight," said llie old man, scntentionsly.
'��� Some one has boen hurt, but let prowlers
like that tako the consequences."
Some one, indeed, was hurt, for there
wcre fitful moaiiings all night around the
shanty, and the dawn revealed one of the
metis, with a load of buckshot in his legs,
writhing in the snow and unable to got
away. The other evil-looking companion
had lied, leaving his friend to his fate.
Close by the shanty an Indian Devil, nearly
six feet long, iay dead upon the snow.
The beast had followed thc boys to the
shanty and gone into a treo closo by to be
ready to spring when one of them camo out.
The metis had also followed them, and were
about descending through the smokehole
when the panther dropped upon one of the
villains. This was the cause ot tho violent
yell, but il probably saved the lives of tho
inmates of the camp.
"If you had asked prop.-iiy, we should! .
have given you some) now you can't have f��", but failing to seize him.
anv " I    Theblow, however, knocked the boy down
tiie fellow walked hack a few paces and ' a'"! s';iDn("i h;'" ���??,�� :o'v * ''nJs' lhe at'
glowered on the brothers j then the two jtacker meanwhile hiding somewhere near on
intruders spoke a few words in patois in   tiu'lu "���slue.
low tones                                               James knew that his brother was not serine leaders, stepping up to the boys, then  -.'  "���     I. withhiagua cock-
jjjj. ar    a    I ed, Wal      li J for '   '   '.l.lllial.
"We are vara poor msn-vara poor. I Something moved itfrom the deep shad-
Perhaps the young m'sienrs would give us: ?*��� '"*. T two phosphoreseeiit globes of
a quar er apiece to buy tabac at tlie store." i *
George, .who was very generous and could
not resist an appeal liko this, took on*, his
pcckel-book, opened it and probed aronnd
till be found four twenty-five cent pieces,
which iie handed to tlie man,
But lie saw that, he had m��de a m sl ik ���
In letting the metis see the contents of his
pocket-book, which contained a roll it five-
dollar bills and five or six lover ��� ;n I,
The eyea i f the swarthy * i ingsr gleamed w . n he saw tho money, then, in in i
dr ������ ��� nl way, lie asked ���
"(joins to il iv to-night with old Bill
Rogers r
" Yes j we shall be with him for several
Jingling the quarter! in Ins hand, the
man turned away, and, bowing, said;
" .1/ rei, im ii ��', am moi ��� h oblige; we
g'r icross troo do wood."
Whereupon the evil-looking pair put on
their snow-shoes an 1 turned abruptly Into
a dense forest of spruce.
It was now growing dark, b I, the
road gleamed whito through the dusk and
it was easy to follow,
" 1 felt in dread of tiles'* men," George
r,vd In his brother, as they resumed their
tramp. " I think they would not hesitate
to ileal or ever, commit murder. "
" Vou should no', hue lot th in 880 your
money, George. The other one, who said
nothing, actually took hold of his sheath-
knifo when he saw tho gold : but as soon ai
he knew I was watching him ho removed his
hand. I am afraid we shall hear from them
before the night Is over."
"All right. If they attaok mil will ho
the worBO for them. They hive no guns
new, and they must go lo their shanty Iirsl
before they can harm us. Hilly says lhat
thoyaroa couploof thieves who livo hero
and rob lumber camps when tha men arc
away ; but thoir shanty Is two miles olf, on
lllack Cully, tdon'l think thoy woulddaro
to attack un in Billy's lean-to, But hurry
up, and let mi get hone, for theso fellows
cnn run like doer, ami may get their guns
and overtake us if we don't ��� 'and,"
Another  piercing ory, and the terrible
i lisappeored.   i! went so swiftly that
,   ivi evidently not been hurt, but only
George gi   to        sl   just as his brother:
fired, and he had an ugly wound in hi  ne ,:,
; mi lei - olawa.   'limy J
ran again      I ins        te .* a light shin-
��� e  ne wind iw in : be ibanty,
Aa I "v ipprooched they noticed >wa, men j
rn ,. ,    ��� loor, bnl tho;
m  ��� -I !: ti . the w md pan
..-ni ee ������;..' il meant.
Billy Roge ��� heai I thi    itoi v aboul the
ncern ol an old
fhe i ''iey told hi*n aba
,f>   ���. .ii   ho    i��w hurry-
I away i an e i gi ,vi   in I pui a
heavy I'm.I of buokshot in his gun. He i
drew the charges from the boys'guns and
loaded them again with bin ksnol
" We'll keep liiem in our bunks to-night,
boys," the old man said, In n in liffc i nl
way; " but if these thieves come into thia
little place we mustn't snare 'em. Fire
straight; there'll be a light here all nighl "
All then ite a inppor of otter steak, willow grouse and shanty-made bread. They
then turned in.
I have said that the lean to, whii n wai
built of heavy logs, stood in a thick grove
of spruce and the branches of a largo tree
spread over it. It was twelve feet, high at
tno heck, and eight iii tho front, the rafters
running at an angle ol ilxty-three dogreci,
In the top of the lean-to was ilargo opon
ing which served as a chimney, nnd it was
largo enough to enable a man to pass
through it. Near to this extondod a pine
branch from which nny ono oould nasi!
roach the slant roof.
The trapper, before going to bod,  I ..
cadod the door, pjt oil in the lamp, p! i i il
the guns in the bunks, aftor whhh all retired
and ll was not long beforo the trapper nnd
tho two tired boys woro snoring soundly.
A littlo alter midnight tho wary wood
man wns roilSOil by a cry which even iii Ilis
sleep he knew ; thon ho hoard  tho voi.-ij ol
reaching Son tli Sea Natives Thatlt is Costly to Kill and Mil While Men.
The Solomon Islanders, who inhabit a
beautiful archipelago stretching for 500
miles parallel with the noriboost coast of
New Guinea, have earned the reputation of
being among the wildest and most untamable of savages. It is only within a few
years that the missionaries have attempted
to work among thom. Before the natives
grew accustomed to the sight of trading
vessels it was as much as a man's life was
woith to venture on shore and the islanders
were left pretty muoh to themselves until
six or seven years ago, when England and
Germany divided the islands between them,
and then looked around io see if they were
really worth dividing. Since thou a number of traders and missionaries have built
stations on the islands and persistently
wooed the natives to barter ond prayer.
The coy and suspicious creatures, however,
distrusted the good intentions of the strangers, and as they are confirmed head-hunters
they have lost no opportunity to lop
off the head of a white man whenever they
caught him alone,
The British Government decided recently to keep o war vessel in the neighborhood
ond teadi the natives bettor than to eat
missionaries and adorn tabu houses with the
skulls of traders. So, her Majesty's ship
Rapid has done a lively business of late, inflicting gunboat justice upon villages indulging in cannibal feasts with white men as the
most tempting delicacy on the bill of
When (.he Captain of the Rapid made his
last report he hod just executed a native for
the murder of Mr. Duval, a white trader.
The crime occurred in the Moll Buy, among
the southern islands of the group. One day,
soon after the murder, the Rapid anchored
in the hay and sent word to the chief that
unless the murderer of Mr, Duval was delivered within two hours the village would
be shelled. The Solomon Islanders have had
considerable experience of this sorl, and the
Chief knew just what to expect. The Chief
and ono of his men promptly set off in a
canoe for the warship, haviug iu charge a
I native whom lliey delivered up as the mur-
j deror of Mr. Duval.
The accused man made a full confession of
I his crime. The Captain of tho Rapid made
a careful  investigation, convinced himself
' that the prisoner was the culprit he was
j after, and sentenced him to be shot ot S
o'clock next morning at tho village where
the murder had occurred.
At daybreak next morning a solemn procession of boats went ashore carrying the
prisoner. It was thought that the treacherous natives might be ill-mannered enough
to attempt to interfere with lhe programme.
A lino of seamen was therefore extended
around the part of tho village facing the
woods to guard against surprise. The
prisoner was led ashore and tied to a tree,
He was very calm, observed all lhe preparations without a tremor, and did not utter
a word even when he was blind-folded.
Several hundred natives grouped themselves around the placo of execution, looking on in awed silence.
A tiring pirly of ten marines was I old
of!', marched up in front of the condemned
���avage, and loaded their rifles, The Color
Sergeant gave the command, "Present,"
and then, after a moment's silence, cams
'he word, " Fire, " and then the ton rilles
blaze I away. The murder of tho whito
in hi ': id been av mge I. Tho Doctor pro-
nouncod the victim doad, and lho marines
marched bn to tl boat, having lho
body forth ��� nal ves to bury. Suoh lossoua
in iii will impre i ilie natives, il anything " II, ,;.oi it ia bottor, all around, to
,. :r. '< mi :i livo than to kill and oat
i lonnl Leo sever carriea a whip for his
lories, " I talk to iy oi n b," he remarks;
" J dou'l be.il
Adish '���" I'1 ing machine his been for some
time In use in tt London hotel, With two
personi to attend to it, it washea ono thousand diihes an hour,
fhe itreel i ol Lo i lonarooleaned botw -en
il ��� n ie ��� -ling and nine in lhe mom
ing. Mmyofi.il' larriago-waysare waihod
daily by meam nf a low, and tho courts
and alleys inhabited by tho pooror olassas
are oleaned mice a day.
Perhaps the most striking thing about
the new Paris fashions ii llieln itrumo ilm-
p|| i|| ���. '.,.���:. itil I matori ds aro med, but
the cut is in every ooso Innooent of any
i ii)oratei eis, in I tho only trimming con-
ii,i i of pi nu, handsome ombroldorlos ot gold
galoon ,
,\ [i'i nch porfumor has boon making tosti
of Califor im, rosea, and discovered thai they
p0 . ���, ��� i per cont, more ol the volatile oil
than Kronen rosea, Thli means tho dovolop-
in-ni, ni n new in Imtiy for California. Tho
French porfiimo factorial ��f the lown ol
GrasioaloriO give omployment to 5,000 persons, It. is said that lilty cents per pound
iii paid for some llowers.
Women, It Is Uillixil, Bring; Death In a
StiiiNi" bill,-ii Person.
Has any one ever heard of the snako men
of thc Alto Orinoco? In Voneznla there
:ire all manner of snakes, from the deadly
twelve-inch coral snake, whose bite is death,
to the tiger-striped hunting snake and the
boa constrictor. Most persons know the
habits of the boa constrictor, but know nothing of lhe tiger hunter, which is quite as
remarkable in its way. 'Nothing will better
illustrate the point than the story of an actual occurrence in this modern age of science
and civilization,
Whilo the English railroad from Tucacas
to Barquisimeto was under construction an
Englishman holding an important position
in the work was bitten by a rattlesnake
(here known as the culebra). The man was
forthwith taken to tho English quarters and
put lo bed. While the English doctor was
being summoned the wives of the Englishmen at work on the road bustled about and
tried to do what lliey could to help tho sufferer. In tho midst of tho confusion o native came running in with the kind-hearted
intention of curing the man.
"Turn all the women out," said ho.
" What the devil!" said iho Englishman's
friends.   " What for?"
" '1 heir eyes arc death,"explained the native. "The man will not live if they look
upon bim."
Willi that the Englishmen turned thc native oul of (he house, and the bitten man
himself declared that if the English doctor
could not cure him no superstitious native
could. The physician came in hot basic
and worked until lhe perspiration ran down
bis face in little streams. The women hovered around and did what they could, in exactly two hours and a half the man was
dead. The kind hearted native heard of it,
shrugged his shoulders, and went his way.
On the following day a native laborer was
very badly bitten by a rattlesnake near the
same place. He was not of sullicient account
for tho well-paid English doctor to bother
with, so the native laborers carried him off
to a house and turned all lho woman out
and sent for herbs and leaves and such
things. They worked at him for on hour or
so in the way that the natives and Indians
know.anil the next day ho was back ot work
as though nothing had happened. Tho
Englishmen could not explain this, and they
cannot do so even to this dav.
Here is another story on the same subject : A native woman's ten-year-old son
was bitten most frightfully iiy some sort of
venomous serpent. Did bhe rush to bim,
clasp him in her arms, and try to cure him?
Not she. The only thing thut sho did was
to send for her husband, and to hide herself
and her iemale servants far away from the
suffering lad's presence. Her husband ond
o neighbor or two hustled about ond looked
after thc boy, and it was only on tlio third
day that she looked upon her son. If she
had looked upon him while tbo snake's
poison was in his blood tho natives had no
doubt her eyes would have caused him to
vomit blood and die. Yet this woman
loved het boy with all a mother's devotion.
When the exposition was hold at Caracas
in 18S,'), the year of the Bolivar centennial,
two men from some remote inland place
had on exhibition a box full of exceedingly
venomous reptiles. Merely to look at these
poisonous snakes was enough to make one
shudder. One day when the place was
crowded the box was overturned, and five
of the ugly tilings got out and began to run
about in a remarkably lively sort of way.
A tiger let loose would not have created
half the excitement and confusion. People
went raving mad in their desire to get
away. Tables, chairs, and show coses were
overturned by the frantic mob, and for o
time it looked as though half the crowd
would be bitten to death or trampled under
foot before they could get away.
The man who told this story pulled off his
coat and threw it over one of the snakes,
and the two snake exhibitors caught the
others in iheir naked bauds. One of the
men wns bitten several times���so badly bitten, in fact, that it seemed to bo impossible
that ho could live twenty minutes.
His oompanion knew just exactly what to
do and did it. In lho first place he called
for blankets or pieces of cloth or anything
that he could get, and with feverish hasto
he wrapped up his bitten companion completely out of sight. This was iIodo with a
imste that well nigh amounted to madness.
Then thc helpless man was carried across
the street to his hotel and put to bed. His
companion worked overturn for two hour
and at tho end of that time rested, with a
sigh of relief.
" Why did you wrap hiin up in such
haste?" asked the man who told this story,
To keep him away from the eyes of the
women," replied the snake exhibitor.
"What was the danger ?"
"If women had looked upon him he
would have vomited blood and died before
wc could havo got him half way across lho
This strange superstition is not confined
lo Venezuela by any moans, Thesame thing
is tound in tlm Dutch island of Curacoa, in
tho further West Indies, and also in lho
republic nf Columbia. A Senator nf the
United Statosof Columbia said to an American visitor thai all hough the foot was as
familiar to him as lhc. commonest detail of
ovory-dny life yet ho could not say why it
waa so. lie added, howevor, that ho believed
llm danger lay mostly in the case of women
with child.
As lo lho snake men of the Alio Orinoco
tl at in another mailer. An American who
once lived in the, house of an adopted nioni-
bn of llie fraternity ur tribe, novice though
he bo, can render a snako unconscious for
ninny hours merely by blowing Ins breath
on iis head. A drop of his saliva will kill a
snake, almost instantly beyond all hope of
In arranging ribbon bells, remember that
the ends and loops can be tied in any place
s ive ut the buck.
The oooan Is more productive than tho
land. An aore of good fishing ground will
vm-Id more food tlum an acre on the beat
Tho Hoiton girl never hollers "hello" at
Hie mouth of n telephone. She simply saya
as she puts the receiver lo her ear, "I take
the libi'i'ly ul addressing you via a wire
sin ihargcd with olootricity."
ioveral obBorvanl ladies huvo discovered
tha! vegetarian! have clear complexions,
and havo either renounced tho use of meat
entirely, or partake of It sparingly. Lady
I'n jit, wife ' I tho Urlti li Ambassador lo
il" Austrian Court, is one of the recent
oonvorts io vegotarlanlam.
a alVlli    lU/ll, i    MUUUUiJU,
The swiftest runner on earth is thc ostrich.
Baby does not commence to cry '.cars un-
til it is three months old.
The "lawn tennis elbow" is tho luteal
malady the doctors have found out.
No British sovereign has vetoed a Parliamentary Bill during the past 1S5 years.
The best honey in Persia i3 collected from
h e orange groves of Kauzcroon.
A watch carried by the Emperor Cb.ar.MI
V in 1530 weighed twenty-soven pounds.
A native newspaper at Japan laments the
decay of gool manners among newly-educated Japanese girls,
The President of the Local Government
Hoard stated recently that the nn i her of
parishes in this country with populations of
less than fifty was 773.
The telephone has been known in India
for thousands of years.
Three times as many herrings are consuin-
eu as any oilier kind ot fish.
Nearly as many people die iu all the
world every year as form the population of
this country.
There is a wind and storm Insurance company doing busiucss in Pennsylvania conn-
Tok in has SOO bath houses. Tho cost ol
o bath is only one cunt���about a third of u
During tho unaccountable Franco-Ocr-
mau war of 1870-71, 250,000 victims
were slain on the two sides.
Sugar fifteen times sweeter than that
produced from the cane is being made from
cotton seed grown al Willi.
Robinson Crusoe's island, Juan Fernandez, is inhabited hy about sixty persons,
who attend to the herds of cattle that graze
An inirote of the Bates county (Mo.)
poorhouse died lalely whose head was three
feel in oiroumferenoe, and the weight of his
brain was said to he 144 ounces.
A gonllemoii in Tocoma recently gavo a.
dinner to twenty-eight people, th* dining-
room being the interior of tho trunk of atrcr
on his estato.
Took timber is now being used no extensively that in less than ten years the forestf
of Burmah and Slam will be practically ex
The cultivation of the pineapplo in the
Bahamas is a very profitable undertaking.
At twopence ouch on aero of pineapples
returns ��40 to ��45.
In the basement of the Bank of England
is llio barracks wherein half a hundred
soldiers oro quartered from seven o'clock
every evening until seven o'clock lho next
morning for the protection of the bank.
The largest chimney in the world, though
nol the tallest, is now half way up al the
Giant Smell ing Company's works al Denver,
Col. It will rise 350 feet above ground, and
rests on a stone foundation eighteen foot
deep. Two ond o half million brijjs will
he required.   Theoost will bo$55,0uU
For more than Hire ' hundred years fruit,
vegetables, and llowers have been sold on
the present sito of t'ovont Garden Market.
In Kilil King Chailes the Second granted
to William, Karl of Bedford, the right for
over to hold a market in the parish of St.
Paul's Covcnt Garden.
Ono Melchoir Parker, a convict in the
penitentiary at Szrezdin, in Hungary, has
invented a patent shaving machine, whereby lie can shave a man in twenty-live
seconds. With this machine ho shaved all
tbe inmates of tho prison, 150 in number,
to the complete satisfaction of thn Governor.
What the prisoners said is not stated.
Meohauical and Scientific-
A contrivance for removing tho hair by
machinery has been invented by a Frenchman.
In speaking for tho solidification ofa body
by cooling, Professor Dowarsays that water
can be made to become solid by the evaporation of a quarter of its weightr.
Tho cost of raw mitcrial in a watch is
infinitesimal; 90.il!) per cent, of the coil of
production is paid to labor. Five cents
wortli of steel wrought into hair springs
would be worth $150,000.
A rapidly revolving brush, which gels its
motive power through a llexiblo tube attached lo o siniill electric motor, has been
found to operate practically in the grooming of horses.
The amount of coloring matter in a pound
of cool is enormous, It will yield enough
magenta to color 500 yards of flannel, vermilion for 2,500 yards, amine for 120 yards
and alizarine sullicient for 155 yards of
Turkey rod clolh.
From "Science" we learn that a cuneiform tablet has been found at Tol iteay, the
ancient Lachiah, by Mr, J, F. Illiss, who is
oxcavating for the Palcstino Exploration
Fund, According lo Prof. A. II. Sayco, of
Oxford, it contains llie nanio of the same
ollicer who is mentioned on tablets from
Lachish, found some years since al El Am-
arna in Egypt.
His said that wc arc indebted lo tho
Poinpoiiuna for our know ledge of fruit conning. When excavations wore first made on
lho site of tho old city jars of figs were discovered by a party of tourists. When these
wero opened tlio contents were found to bo
as perfect as when poured into the jar nineteen centuries before. Investigation showed
that Iho fruit hod been put into the jar
when healed, and scaled over afler the steam
had been allowed to escape, The following
year saw tho establishment of canning factories.
Tho original patent for the electrical telephone was granted to Alexander Graham
Bell, of Salem, Mass., on March 7,1S7G, fer
lhe term of seventeen years.
Habit is a cable. Wo weave a thread ef
i I every day ond at last wo can net break
Willi time and patience the mulberry leaf
becomes satin. What difficulty i3 there at
which a man should quail when a worm
can accomplish so muoh from a leaf.
Wc need peace, but uot the peace of the
3tono, for it is dead; nor the stagnant
pool, for it is corrupt. But tho peace ef
ho crystal sea, which is at resl, all aglow
ith the reflected glory of God.
Think as little as possible obouiany good
in yourself; turn yonr eyes resolutely upon
any of your own requirements, your in-
Buenos, your [dans, your Suocess, your following-above all, speak as littlo as uoXf
Ue about yotirselt.
f A Strange Incident in tin Life of a Politician.
It was during the memorable ond exciting elections of the year 1874 that the
strange events which I am about to narrate
look place. I, Robert Barker, am a politician aad from my boyhood upward have always been an enthusiastic conservative. Being somewhat of an old campaigner now,
like many another veteran, 1 liko to rest
upon my arms and review the battles I have
fought. The lifo of a politician is not altogether a romantic ono As a rule he is colled upon to deal wilii hard facts and has
abundant opportunities of studying the
practical side of human nature ; but now
and then, particularly during the more exciting epochs of political wai fare, he is
placed in peculiar situations and involved in
strange adventures.
Looking hack over past, years and over
the vicissitudes of some thirty years of active political lifo I recall ono remarkable incident in my career which can never be effaced from my memory. This adventure
has never, to my knowledge, been mode
public, but encouraged by tho great interest
it has exci'cd in the breast of the few old
cronies to whom in moments of sudden confidence, it has been related, I have, after
soirc hesitation, determined to commit it
to manuscript for the benefit and the warning of my fellow politicians.
Ii was, as I have said, during the ever
memorable elections of 1S74 that this incident occurred. 1 was at that time practising
law in the town of Wexford in the County
of Middlesex, Having always taken an
active part in politics 1 had gained considerable prominence as a politician and had a
short lime previously been elected to fill
the important position of treasurer of the
local conservative association. Having iu
previous contests won considerable reputation as an orator my services were in great
demand during the elections, and though as
a rule I limited tlie. field of my labor to my
own constituency of Middlesex, nevertheless on several ooaosions I found myself
called upon to go beyond it and render assistance to candidates in other and more
distant districts.
During the heat of the campaign
I received a note from my old
friend, Mr. Thomas Lawson (who was
contesting the neighboring constituency in
the Conservative interest) requesting mo
very earnestly to address a large meeting
to be held on Ilis behalf in tho town of Clinton. As .Mr. Lawson was an old friend of
my own and was fighting an uphill battle, I
determined to render him the assistance he
required. Perhaps, however, my friendship
would not in itself have been sufficient to
induce me to forego several other important
engagements I had made for the same evening had it not been necessary that I should
pay a visit to the president of the neighboring Conservative association for the purpose
ot receiving from his hands a largo sum o'
money subscribed by prominent members ol
the party for organization purposes in tho
two constituencies, and discussing with him
the approuriation of the same. As this gen-
lleiuan, Mr. J. R. Lucas, was to preside al
the Lawson rally, I considered that on excellent opportunity of holding the required
And thus it happened that I found myseli
oue cold autumn evening, sonic three days
after the receipt of Mr. Lawson's letter,
standing in the dreary station at Wexford,
waiting impatiently the arrival ot the G.'l'i
express which was to carry me to the meeting at Clinton. 1 paced the platform restlessly until at last a woleomc whistle informed me that the train was approaching and
shortly afterwards it steamed into the station. On entering a carriage I found it unoccupied save by ono passenger who seemed
deeply engrossed in reading a newspaper.
Settling myself comfortably in a seat 1
made a somewhat critical examination of
my fellow passenger. He was a striking
Inokingman, with a somewhat; distinguished
air and prominent clean-shaven features.
At first 1 sot him down as a Presbyterian
minister, then as a distinguished orator, or
actor, hut a closing examination of his
somewhat shabby apparel led me to the conclusion that he must follow some less lucrative employment thau any of these.
After a somewhat brief inspection I drew
a newspaper from my pocket aud begun to
read. Glancing up several times at my
companion I found him in tlie act of examining mo curiously over the rim of his newspaper, and becoming somewhat restless
undo:* his scrutiny I turned my shoulder
towards him and fixing my attention on my
papor soon became engrossed in an account
of n great political address delivered by the
leader of my party a few days hefore.
A loud chuckle from my companion suddenly called my attention to him again.
He was evidently amused by something iu
his paper beforo him for catching my eye
fixed on iiini inquiringly, he exclaimed in a
jovial tone.
" It takes old 'John A.' to demolish
My heart warmed to the man, at this
enthusiastic praise of my honored leader,
and we ooon became engaged in on animated
disoussh n on tho political issues of lhe hour.
1 found my companion well versed in the
lore of tho political! and as ardent a conservative as myself.
"I ovpect" he remarked " that tho old
man will get there this time."
"Well, rather," I answered. "It certainly won't be my fault if he fails."
" Ah your'ro doing some political work
yourself are you, friend," he inquired.
" Ves," I answered, " I'm treasure of tho
conservative association in this county and
do considerable speaking besides."
Al the word treasurer I thought a sudden
look of interest came into the eyes of my
fellow passenger.
" I colculato you have some pretty big
sums to handle at times," he remarked.
"Fairly," I answered.
"I presume thoy keep a [tretty sharp eye
on their treasurer in this county,  don't
" Sir I" I exclaimed indignantly.
" 0 don't bu  offended," he cried ;   " I
nuly moan to say that���that, when money
Is so precious  and  so useful, they  don't
place much In the hands of ad Individual,���
having regard of course, to lho frailty of
human nature.
I om not aware to what extenl the
avenge politician is trusted by his party,"
I said, " but f personally have never had
reason to doubt the oonndonoo of my party,
" Ah, indeed,"he said rather snecringly.
" Y"-s ind"ed," 1 replied angrily, " and
nn in. evident*"! of what I say 1 might
Incidentally msntlon that I have au order
for live hundred dollars, party funds, with
ii.cut the present moment."
Ah! "he said, starting suddenly in his
seat, but quickly resuming his composure,
and holding out his hand with a winning
smile, " I congratulate you, sir, in having
the confidence of your fellowmen audi
don't for an instant doubt that you fully
deserve it.'
Somewhat molified by this courteous remark I aocetped his outstretched hand, Ho
then began to enter into an elaborate explanation of his previous remarks, stating
that his expeiience of human nature had
been an unfortunate and that like signs of
old he had long been vainly seeking for an
honest man. So eloquent indeed did he become on the depravity of human nature that
Isoon became convinced that he was, as I had
at first surmised, a Presbyterian minister.
This opinion he however, soon shattered by
infoining me that he was a gentleman of
means travelling for pleasure, and handing j
me a card ou wllioh was written the name
of "E, Carleton Hawko." He seemed to
have travelled extensively in his time and
related several interesting anecdotes of the
places and men he had seen. After a short
time the conversation again turned to my
coming visit to Olintun and in return for
his confidence I gave him a few particulars
regarding my past life and present journey.
" I presume you have a large acquaintance in Clinton," he remarked.
" No, strange to say," I answered, " I am
not acquainted with a single person in the
town except ten candidate. Mr. Lawson
and I doubt if he will bc thero this even-
"And how were they to indentify you?'
he inquired.
"I hold letters of introduction to the
president of lhe local association," I answered, " which I will present to him after the
meeting, together with the order for the
money "
" After the meeting?" he repeated re-
"Necessarily so," I answered "Ido not
expect to reach the town till the meeting
has started and will  require  to speak immediately.   The letters of introduction are
of course only necessary to ensure the payment on this order."
"I see," he said thought fully, "I see."
The conversation  now began to lug,  my
companion seemed loo me to deeply engaged
j in thought to speak further aud I myself
1 was somewhat alarmed at my own unusual
conduct in confiding so much of my private
business to this inquisitive stronger.
After we traveled this way for some tim-
in silence, the shrill whistle of the train ine
formed us that wo wore approaching a station, whioh, in consulting lhe conductor I
found lo he the Village of Wolerfort, a station just ten miles from Clinton. As the
train drew up at the station, my companion
invited mo to come out and take a stroll on
ihe platform, remarking as he did so:
"The train slops here twenty minutes to
wait for the Western express."
Glad of an opportunity to stretch my legs
1 readily complied with his invitation. Wc
walked slowly from the platform to a hotel
a short distance down the road, where Mr.
Ifowke called for refreshments in a lordly
tone, and having secured them he seemed
once more to recover his jovial manner and
entered into a warm discussion on matters
political with several villagers in the barroom. I took a chair in the room and sat
lazily supping my toddy much amused by
the witty remarks of my eccentric companion, when the discussion was suddenly interrupted by the shrill whistle of the train,
I started up suddenly.
"Sit down," said Hawke. "Don't stir.
She's just whistling to the down express,
ten miuutes yet." I resumed my seat, and
the discussion continued waxing warmer
every moment till al last fearing we would
miss our train I requested my companion
to return with me to the station. This,
after considerable delay he consented to do.
We walked leisurely down to the platform,
Hawko talk ng merrily as we went. We
mounted the steps and walked forward, when to my utter dismay and
astonishment I found that the train had
left the station, nor was there a trace
of it to he seen. I stood for o moment
in speechless amazement. Could it he possible that I had missed the meeting, where
so much depended on my presence. But if
my indignation was silent, that of Mr,
Hawke was loud,
"Missed the train," he cried. "Don't
tell me I have missed tho train. Great
Heavens, and I had an appointment of the
greatest importance in Clinton at eight
o'clock," and so he continued in tho same
strain loudly lamenting his misfortune until
I cut him suddenly short by fiercely h
"Why did you say it stopped for twenty
miuutes ?"
"I call Heaven to witness," l.e cried,
with a melodramatic gesture, "that I
thought it was so."
Too angry and disappointed to nay anything further I turned and walked back lo
the hotel, he following close beside me and
pouring forth a hundred excuses and mall-
diet inns in '.he name breath.
Al we reached the hotel steps a sudden
idea seemed to strike him.
"Cannot wc drive?" he said. "Can we
not get a rig and drive? Il ia only ten
"Right," I cried eagerly. "Of course
we can,"
We hastened to the proprietor of the
hotel who agreed to furnish us with the
required oonvcyence and in a few minutes
we were seated in a comfortable single
carriage and driving rapidly in the direction
of Clinton.
My companion held the reins while I
leaned back in the buggy thinking over the
subject matter of thc speech I was to deliver that evening.
It was now about eight o'clock. Tho
night was a very dark one and ihe road
Which we were travelling was exceedingly
rough and narrow. .As we proceeded the
road became still narrower and was heavily
Wooded on both sides, the tall pine trees
casting fantastic shadow? across our way.
In the early part of our journey we met
with several othirri.es but as we proceeded
abouttive miles we met with no mire andthc
silence was unbroken except, by the noiso of
our own carriage. To thia Was soon added
the rasping voice of Hcawkc who broke the
silence ton-ark.
" Pretty lonely road this."
" Very," 1 r.nawored.
" Pity they don't clear that  bush," he
" Surprising," I replied. " They probably
hove their reasons."
" Yes, I guess they have," he continued.
There was silence again for a few minutes,
and then he said.
" Would you mind holding the reins,
friend ?"
" Certainly not," I replied and took tbem
in my hand. He placed bis liberated arm
carelessly over the back of the seat and sat
whistling softly to himself. The rood now
became rougher ond the hush more dense. It
was a work of no small difficulty to guide the
stumbling horse along the narrow way and I
began to repent that I had undertaken the
task. Holding the reins with both hands,
however, I fixed my attention on the horse
and succeeded in keeping him going a good
pace and on the middle of the road.
Suddenly I became aware that my companion was becoming very affectionate. As
i said before, on relinquishing the reins ho
had thrown his arm carelessly over the back
of the seat. Later he placed it on my
shoulder and now ho suddenly placed it
round my back so as to clasp both my arms
lightly to my side, and before 1 could
struggle to free myself from his grosp he
slipped a noose of rope ovei my head with
his other homt ond bound my arms tightly
and immovably to my sides.
Dropping the leins I turned round in
amazement and at I did so he called to the
horso to stop and leaping lightly from the
buggy dragged iiiedowiiwithhim,and throw-
me violently on the rough road, knell on
my chest and quickly tied the ropo into o
lurd knot, and then after a short struggle
succeeded in twisting another rope about
in) feet and tied them tightly together.
As he was a much more powerful man
than myself and as I had been stunned by
my heavy fall on the road, I was unablo tn
oiler any strong insistence to his efforts and
in a few moments ho had me lying bound
baud and foot helpless at the side of tho
road. He then proceeded to tie a handkerchief across my mouth in such a manner as
to prevent mc from uttering any articulate
sound, and having done this he quickly proceeded to rummage my pockets. He got my
purse containing about twenty dollars in
bills and silver, but, did not seem satisfied
with this, He took also all the papers,
letters, and documents he could discover
and placed them very carefully In his
pockets. He then dragged mo to the side
of the road and placing me on the gross in
a small hollow, behind some bushes, he returned to the carriage and leaping lightly
in drove off' with a merry " Bye-by, friend,"
as he went.
I listened with feelings which may be
better imagined than described to the sound
of the departing wheels as they grew fainter
and fainter in the distance. A fierce anger
and indignation filled my breast at the
thought of this consummate villainy on tho
part of a man whom I had bo completely
But anger was evidently useless now. My
one thought should he to derive a means to
escape from my bonds. I strove eagerly
and fiercciy to burst the ropes that tied me,
but it was useless, and after several ineffectual struggles I stoppod exhausted with
my efforts. My only hope seemed to be in
. ttracting the attention of some passer-by.
Their Merita in llie llelil (,'oiupi-red uml
The military correspondent of the London
Daily Telegraph has written a scries of
articles concerning the comparative merits
of French and German soldiers. He made
his observations durinp a six weeks' tour
of western Germany and eastern France,
and has shed an exceptional amount of light
upon the personnel of the two great armies
which watch each othcr day and night,
year in and year out, from opposite sides
of the Vosges.
The punctiliousness of the Gorman soldier in comparison with the French or Knglish soidier most surprised the correspondent. The German never fails to salute his
superiors, and the latter invariably return
the customary recognition. Ho may be in
fatigue dress, with a loaf in one hand and a
sausage in the other, but at sight of an
officer he stands to "attention," when the
hand salute cannot be given without making it ridiculous, The Frenchman takes
life fur more easily, and only under ordinary
and convenient circumstances when he meets
an officer does he salute. If he is engaged
at the time iu wheeling o cart or drinking
colfce the chances are he will not pay any
attention to tho officer.
The old belief that the German soldiers
are inferior us fighters to the French soldiers, thai they con only win through their
superior organization or through superior
strength is likely to be shaken somewhat by
the correspondent's analysis of the merits of
Fritz and Piou-Piou in thc field.   Ho says I
"In every capacity Fritz seems to be a
diligent, dependable, honest fellow. Taken
in the mass, whether Prussian, Bavarian, or
Saxon, he is not what could be truly called
on ideal military type ; he is dogged rather
than combative. The habits and methods
of the parade and field days are deeply root-
ed in him, and he awaits the commands of
those set over him. Self-initiation being
the rare exception. Summed up, martinet
though Fritz may be, his stolid reliability
makes him a most valuable fighting man,
more to ho counted upon in action, than
those races with greater zeal for com but and
quicker perception who cannot enduro the
strain of thai, severe discipline which treats
human units as only parts of a machine.
This, I think, is the utmost that can be
fairly said about the German soldier. I do
not go to the length, because I think the
criticism was not merited, of the dis'.in-
guished Prussian officer who the other day
told me that the fighting spirit of thoir men
mis not nearly so good as that of the French
troops. ' Give us Frenchmen trained and
drilled as our fellows have been,' said the
officer referred to, ' we could have done infinitely more and better work with them.'
I differ entirely from him, because Friiz is
really solid rather than showy, and what
I have observed during the past week in following the French manoeuvres confirms me
in that opinion.
" I don't wish to underrate Plou-Piou's
military genius and valor in the least, but
bis German compeer has stout qualities that
offset the other.   Dash and enthusiasm are j and then
Their pace was quick and strong, and
fifteen miles, even with their well-loaded packs ��� each soldier carried about
fifty pounds-did not seem to trouble
them, though tuere were days when the
weather was hot to sultriness. The French
soldier is kept up by his excellent coffee and
frequent dishes of bouillon ef campaign
soup, which he is an adept in making. In
the twinkling of an eye, by roadside or in
quarters, he bus the pot ou, and with a
handful of wood sets it simmering, and soon
serves soup to himseli and his comrades,
lhe Sixth Corps have no elaborate regimental cooking system, with evens, potd,
and boilers, such as or.r ' flying columns 'go
forth with ; and lhe want of these was not
manifest: while lhe benefit in the lightening of transport was treat. During the
sham tights one oi lhe four divisions acted
as its skeleton enemy. This force waa attacked on two successive days and driven
back. The operations were ordinarily begun
after careful skirmishing aud heavy artillery fire. Although the formation of the
troops was loose and ragged to a degree that
Would have given the Horse Guards a fit,
and driven the War Office to contemplate
resignation or suicide, the work was splendidly executed. The men were oent forward to the attack at the most advantageous points, and there was far less ' huddling' than can sometimes be seen on tlio
Foxhills. Practice makes perfect, and both
French and Germans drill their men more
frequently than we do, in what is, after all,
the chief lesson, how to use the rifle, and so
advance as to develop the greatest possible
lire power."
A Spectre of the Plains.
As the sun goes down and the shadows of
evening creep over the plains hero iu this
camp beside Honeysuckle Creek the two
men smoke their pipes, their wives
clear up the dishes from supper, and
lhe seven or eight ohildren join hands and
sing as they circle about tho dying camp-
A couple of pioneers arc shifting to better
themselves. The white-topped wagons have
been hauled many a weary mile, and the
journey is not yet ended. Tlie wives are
uncomplaining, the children happy. The
niglit is mild and warm, the Indians are at
peace, and as the dusk grows deeper the
stars appear until there seems to bo no
room for another. By and by the men rise
up and move among the grazing horses to
see if their hobbles are secure ; women and
children retire to the wagons with many a
"good night," and before 10 o'clock the
coyotes glide about the camp without fear
and lhe cricket is uot interrupted in hia
Three miles to the cast, hidden from
sight by the ridge which rises up against
llie sky like a great wave on a calm sea, a
thousand cattle are lying down on the short,
rich grass. They lace in every direction.
Those on the outside of the bunch lift thoir
heads now aud then lo sniff the air, but
there isno scent cf danger to ahum them.
Here ami there a cowboy has flung himself
down to rest and smoke. There is uo danger
of a stampede on such a niglit as this, Now
first rate, but neither will ever fill t he pla
The Iti.iiculoua Kiii-nniilcr ��r Tivn (.traffics
Tor llie Control ole Herd.
There is a deal of human nature lu o giraffe ���in his native stale. The old fellows
insist, on ruling the herd as long ai Possible, and never give it up till the \ ig
ones whip them out, and aa the weak ones
are whipped out iu the start, the result is
that each boss giraffe is a polygamiat on a
large scale. This leads lo savage fights,
and as the hunters ponctrato into South
Africa they occasionally witness theso duels. A hunter gives thi3 account of such
a combat between au old and a young giraffe, witnessed from an ajiacent thicket:
"Presently the belligerents came withiu
a few yards of each other. Then commenced a scene that bailies all description. Some
people might call it ludicrous; it was far
more, it was side-splilting, and but for my
desire to see the end I must have given way
to convulsions of laughter. Although the
giraffe possesses a certain beauty when at
rest it loses its grace when in motion, and
the greater its speed tlio more ungainly
does it appear. But when two mature bulls
begin lo waltz and dance violently around
each other, each endeavoring to outdo the
other in agility, at theaamctime mumbling
their jaws and emitting fearfully discordant
roars, it is certainly one of the most absurd
sigh ts human eye ever looked upon. I have
often seen a crane dance���a function common enough north of the Vaal River. It is
moro than funny���it is ridiculous - but cannot for an instant be compared to tho antics of these two mammoth brutes.
They begin rearing as if to bear each
other down, their months all tho time open
to grip if opportunity occurred. At length
the violent exetciso began to tell upon tho
older beast. He made some mistako in a
parry, and ihe younger seized with his
teeth the foot of tho veternwhoin roturn
laid hold of his opponent's oar. For somo
moments tlierc was a pause. It was very
brief, and then tho Btruggle wasienewed.
With a gigantic effort the younger giraffe
threw the old hero upon his hauuehea. He
looked very muoh as if ho had played his
Inst cord, but there was pluck in his aged
heart yet, though the buttle was not for
him ; years told against him, and victory
lay with the youngster, who celebrated it
by trying to drag the vanquished after him.
This operation must hove been painful, for
the shrieks tho defeated warrior uttered
were heartrending, After a final worry
the hero of the hour walked off, mobbed
the two harems of ladies together, and willingly followed by all, took the load. Not
one of tho zenana of llie fallen chiof turned
the bead for an instant to seo what had be-
come of him."
Aftor such a defeat the old follow usually
becomes a "solitary," and lives and dies
alone.���[London Graphic.
 ���   .i����aTI.   ��� ���
It ia not bo much what we see as thc
thing seen suggests.--[John Burroughs.
Pat���" I'hwore's mo galluses J" Mary
Ann���" Shuro au' 01 have them on. It's tho
slhoylo Oi have lo keep up Patsy." Pat���
" Well, yez hand thom over. Oi have
somctliin' of more importance than tho
slhoylo to keep up."
"Rapid transit," said a Philadelphia man
proudly, " is all that our town needs now "
" Yes,' mused his Boston visitor, " if there
was some menus of netting away quickly
people wouldn't bo so afraid to come here."
a steer will spring up ami look
Idly around, but the alarm will soon pass,
either in civil or military history, to be won | Midnight comes. The crickets still sing
by study, mastery, or technique, and faith-1 and the cattle still rest quietly. It is on
ful adhesion to improved methods in the suoh a night that men sleep too heavily to
discharge of human affairs. In France the dream. Ten miles to the south is a in'oun-
system of military training remains muoh tain range, Only some bird of night rising
ou the old basis. Germany, which has a thousand feet into the air could have seen
from time to timo never hesitated to re- [ Hie black cloud rolling up out of the valley
model her methods, has within the last ten j beyond.   There was no wind, and yet it
years fairly revolutionized her old Drill
Sergeant ways, ll is almost incredible that
Prussia, since the days of the Great Elector
before all other countries in exacting clockwork and ramrod precision in drill, holding masses of men ns mere automata, should
now have reversed the process and its
officers be incessantly insisting upon intelligent freedom of movement rather than exactitude, and high individual standard in
place of dead uniformity. It is easier for
Germany to decree than to carry out the
French principle of training, the traditions
of the Prussian service wero not to lie obliterated in a day, and so with their newer
scheme and plan of drilling they still retain much of tho old-time stiffness and precision. By and by they may get rid of the
former ; tho latter is of more value,
"The innovations of drill which have
been mado repeatedly since the catastrophe
of Jena, which, since the introduction of
smokeless powder and small calibre rifles,
have been directed against close, solid formations, iiovc resulted in a looseness and
simplicity of formation whicli certainly
would havo given tho irascible Hohcnzol-
lcriis of the lost century fita of apoplectic
rage. Much time is now devoted to mastering 'extending and closing' drill, bul
most of all is given to acquiring the use of
the rillo, aiming and firing. Thero is uo
twisting and pulling of the recruit into
strained positions while aiming. He ia told
to plant his feet properly, stand erect, and
take careful Bight. For the rest he is tolerably free to poise his rillo as it suits him,
aiming from tho left shoulder if ho is left
handed and profers that side. The Napol-
oonio maxim that firo is everything is now
mo.it conscientiously bolievod and practised
by German officers iu training their men."
Of the Herman ollicois the correspondent
crept slowly on and on. As it neared the
mountain it grew blacker and blacker. As
it rolled upward over bowlder and fir tree
it was rent and riven by tongues of flame.
ltwasa thundercloud, but there was no
growling of thunder. It was not until tho
black cloud had reached tho crest of the
range and was ready to roil down upon tlie
plains below that the nifjht was lighted up
with a blinding flash aud tho earth trembled as a mighty thunderbolt found a target,
Every steer springs to hia Icet. There is
a clattering of horns and hoofs as the masa
sways about. A thousand pairs of eyes
glitter through the darkness like those of
wild beasta. The mass pushes to the east,
but is checked. It bulges out to the north,
liue lish in a net, but the cowboys arc there.
It pulls back, draws a long breath, and, with
a mighty rush, heads away to thc west. It
is o fight inspired by terror. It is a rush
which cannot be slopped by any obstruction
save a mountain. In their terror they lower their heads and run blindly, fearing
only that which is behind them. The noise
is like that of a cyclone bearing the ruina
of homes in its grasp as it advances, The
cowboys ride with the herd, When tho
pace abates they will turn the advance to
the right or left and double it hack.
The wagons of thc pioneers stand thero
in tho darkneas. There arc no sentinels.
Men women, and children sleep. If the
crash of thunder disturbed any of them it
was but momentary. The hobbled horsca
hold their heads high in the air and look
fixedly toward the ea��l. Now they snort
in alarm and their eyes glisten. Now lliey
move to the right or left slowly and painfully and utter ahriil neighs of alarm. Ah !
the men have been arouse 1 from their heavy
sleep.   They aro climbing down t.j s.'o what
says: " No praise is too high, no words tco j skulking thing has creased this dilturbauc
strong, to describe Iheir excellence as mill
tary leaders. Doubtless they havo faults,
from some of whicli their French rivals are
happily freo; on tho other hand, they know
their duty, attend with exemplary fidelity
to its discharge, and arc proud of their
position, regarding the work as of the utmost
importance to the well-being of tlicir land."
Tho French soldier's ability to outmarch
tho German soldier is probably beyond
question. This was noticed by military
critics throughout tlie manoeuvres of last
year, The Telegraph correspondent noticed numerous cases of lameness among the
German soldiers ill his field, but during his
stay in France did not remark one man who
showed signs of suffering oven after the
hardest day's work,
In his letter published on Sept. 21 tho
correspondent gives an interesting, though
incomplete, account of what he observed of
the manoeuvres of tho Sixth French Army
Corps under Gen, Jamontl "For iwoweeka
tho corps, which was made up from the
garrisons and depots along the frontier,
have been marching, maiiieuvring, ami
fighting among tho hills and valleys that
border the Moselle and Mciirtho, The
French soldier is well shod, his laced boots
being much alter the favorite pattern of
those worn by gentlemen who shoot over
the moors at home, Fow or nono of the
40,000 mon iii tho commaud showed signs
of lameness���a thing very common among
Gorman troops on on  afternoon's march.
Hark! They pause before their feet have
touched thc oartb. They call out in excited
tones. They grow white-faced as the earth
trembles and they hear the frantic bellowing. All are awake now, but it ia too lato,
.Morning cornea and the summer sun looks
down upon a thousand cattle quietly and
peacefully grazing within a mile of where
the white-topped wagons loomed np iu the
darkness of the previous night. They are
no longer there. Here and there is a relic
of them, but a relic only. Of the men, Women, and children, hero in this shallow gravo
ore the remains. Xo, not remains���fragments I Had a wall of atone moved over
them there would have beeu more to gather
up���more to bury. Men, women, ohildren,
wagons, horses, baggage���nothing but fragments loft. Wiped out���blotted off the
face of the earth aa if hoaveu had let looso
its most terrible wrath
" Vez had better no; do amy worrnk," says
"Till yez j'inc the union, Mo.ke,"
So I pawned mc coat nnd me Sunday shoes,
And I j'iiied the union and paid me dues -
Thin he ordered mc oul on ,-troiko,
Bottle-" What made Miss OlflgW leave
the Latin class���do you  know*" Sin ���
"Mercy, yes.   The first 'hii:g they asked
her lo do was to decline lov��, bc- : lie Baid
she would go without an educat'.-�� forever
before she would do that " , Ct)c ftootenay Star
. iucuuteheon,
tt. W. isurthey,
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 1892.
A word to the Miser :���On Saturday, October 29th, you stated :
"When we started to run this
paper there waa abroad a feeling of
hatred towards Nelson, her business
aud professional men, at whose intensity and force we were astonished.
Who wns responsible for that���Mr.
John Houston,"
That was quite true then, nnd is now,
for you have carried on lho very same
policy you so strongly condemn. You
have never neglected an opportunity
of disparaging Nakusp, Kevelstoke,
and every place iu the district that is
not contributory to   Nelson,  alius
Grabtown. Your practice of spenkiug
ill���not to say lying���of othor towns
in West Kootenny will certainly perpetuate that feeling of hatred you
mention.   In your issue of Nov. 5tb,
nfter running down Nakusp, and advocating the waste of public money
by the mad proposal of a systom of
locks on the Sloean river, eo that the
trade of the Sloean might be brought
to Nelson, you Bay: " The Nakusp
route will never tie the most popular
road by which to ship ore from tbe
Sloean,   The grade is unfavorable. *
* * There is too much uphill work
about it."   Now, Mr, Miner, that is
a lie 1 nnd you know it.   You know
that the Nakusp road is the only
outlet where the grade is favorable,
but we know of old that you do not
mind lying to further the selfish aims
of Grabtown.    Yon have set your \
face against any of the Sloean trade
passing through Nakusp.     Why ?
Beoause it would come up the Columbia instead of down,    With you
Nelson must be first, last and always,
Is it any wonder that the name of
Nelson is detested in other parts of
the district when such despicable
tactics nre used by its (presumed to
be) leading men?   Your falsehoods
���will be fruitless, though.    Nakusp
will yet be the route for the western
Sloean trade. Yonr folly equals your
Merchant Millers, Moosomin, Assa.
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Moosomin, N.W.T. and 25 Spark St. Ottawa, Ont.
Dress Goods, Millinery,
H. N. Coursier's
i     The Wagon Road.
Nakusp, Not. 9th.
. Nakusp has made a progressive
movement which it is hoped will be
the forerunner of greater things,
The sleigh road to New Denver and
the Slooan mines has beeu commenced, about twenty mon being
(employed on it.   Everyone left in
the district is contributing to the
lund. About $2,250 has been already
subscribed, the 0. P. R, Co. giving
81,000, New Denver 8700 and Nakusp
8500, the Government (which everybody thought would nt least givo
8500 or 81,000) not contributing a
cent, notwithstanding Mr. Napoleon
Fitzstubbs' promises of aid from that
quarter. However, it was not a great
disappointment, as tiie Sloean people
have about as much faith in tho
Government helping them out as
they have in Napoleon himself.
It iB expected the amount will rise
to $2,500, which is calculated to be
enough to make and keep the road
open all winter.   The contract has
been  let to  Mr. Hugh Mann for
$1,865��� a very small sum for twenty !
niiltiB of road.   However, Mr. Mann '
thinks a road suitable for one-horse !
sleighs (carrying abont MOOlba. of j
freight) can be built for that sum.
Mr. Mahon, the Vancouver capi--
talist, who owns interests in fully a
dozen of the miues, baa become
security for the completion of tlie
work to the amount of $900. He has
also given Mr. Maun a contract to
make a road from New Denver to the
mines, as well as tbe shipping of
1,000 tons of ore to Nakusp. It is to
be hoped the whole work will be
completed before snow flies, so that
as soon as the snow is tirm enough
the work of shipping ore will proceed uninterruptedly,
It is amusing to see the very weak
arguments put forward by some of
the coast papers in defence of the j
Government in  the  Nakusp  road '���
matter.   The Vanconver " World " :
and tho Victoria "Colonist" seem to !
be trying hard to raise ono argument I
to exonerato tlio (lovernment,   The j
"World" asks if the Nakusp and !
Now Donvor  people  expected  tlio
Government to put a wagon road .
through from Nukusp to the latter j nn*v
placo because tbey have bought lots.
Oh, no; certainly not.   Wo only expected tbat as the Sloean mines bad
turned out so well the Government
would have recognised tho absolute
necessity   of   giving   the   pioneer
minors of thn country somo means
of bringing out their ore.   lint no,
���be Government did not soo bow it
'' benefit them personally, and
much better spocnlation
���*��� "���� Denver and get
a*i��n'Uuii. -hy into their
thought it u . . ,...
to sell lots in ��. , llma
the sum of 823,000 the.. �����
coffers. I oan safely say thai.
IMS had Ior ono momont thought
that the town was not to be given the
Snsof earryingon ordinary rj,g
wilb Arrow Lakes and ���""
the pecuniary benefit of themselves,
their action waa perfectly right; but
if they are���as the electors intend
they Bhould ba���working for the
good, of the country, opening up its
mineral districts, giving means of
communication to sections that can
not thrive (or even exist) without
them, keeping our country np to
date, etc., they have acted in a most
disgraceful manner.
We have to thank tbe Victoria
"Times'' for the manner in which it
has championed our cause, and hope
that when the next election takes
place there will be a few more such
papers to show up the members who
have done so much for the abvanoe-
ment of the province by shutting np
the Sloean.
Of all the ridicnlons excuses invented in defence of the action of the
Government there is none more so
than the one " that the oountry did
not warrant the construction of a
wagon road." Indeed I The coun��
try, however, warranted the drawing
up of a townsite map and the drawing in of $28,000! The " Colonist,"
in a late issue says the Government
would have had to spend from $25,-
000 to $35,000 in making the road.
Now, to my certain knowledge, when
the tenders were called for several
reliable contractors offered for sections at such figures that the whole
road would have cost less than
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Nearly seven years assayer nt the
Morfa Works, Swansea, nnd over 17
years chief analyst to Wigan Coal &
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.
Revelstoke Station Post Office.
Mr. C. P. Stoess, Nelson, is the
authorized agent for Lower Kootenay.
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near O.P.R. Station)
It has been a lesson to British
Columbia miners which tbey will
bear in mind : Never depend on tbe
Government.   One has only to point
to Kaslo, the Bonner's Ferry outlet
for the Sloean trade, to convince the
most one sided Government partisan
of tbe great mistake that has been
made,   Private enterprise has made
that town tho liveliest place in B.C,
at the present time, and there is
nothing to hinder its surpassing even
the capital itself at no very distant
date.   American capital has poured
into the Sloean by that route, and
more than three fourths of the mines
arc now owned by tbo "cute Yankee."
Those gentlemen on the Vanoonver
board of Trade who recently visited
the Kootenay country evidently rea-
j lised what un error the Government
i and tbe O.P.R. hare made over tbis,
the richest mineral belt on the oon-
; tinent.   It ia a lasting disgrace to
; tbe goabeudness of  the Canadian
: people that   wc  should  allow  tbe
Americans to reap the rich spoils
: which might easily havo been re-
| tained to ourselves.
Though I have often heard of rats
' deserting a sinking ship, I have
��� never yet heard of their taming
nund and running down tbeir onetime shelter. Yet I am sorry to have
to report that tbe ra��� Beg pardon !
I mi an the real estate agents of Nakusp have seen fit, after leaving it at
the most trying time in its history,
to veer round and uttorly condemn
tbe town which at one time thoy
could not praise too highly. Bnt it
is destined that Nukusp shall yet rise
ont. of the slough, to confound her
traducers and surprise even her most
ardent supporters.
I am glad to notieo we have ono
man in town who has still some confidence in Nakusp���Mr. I). A. Mo-
Dougall, who has just concluded the
purchase of the Leland Houso from
Mr. John Rath well.   The price paid
was close on 81,000, which is less
than tlio original cost of tbo build-
'l'he l.eland is one of the best
finished hotels in tlio town, tho les-
I see, Mr. Grant Thorbnrn,  having
j furnished it throughout in first-class
| stylo.   Mr. Mcliougall will have no
I ri ason to regret his purchase next
Tho fonco which looked so meaner, rather, made tbo town look mean
��� folt its unworthy position ho keenly
that it committed suicide the other
dny by throwing itself over tho bunk
English Worsteds, Scotch and
Irish Tweeds and Serges
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Carpets.
Doors, "Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Tarnishes.-
Bakery in connection with Store.
Charmingly situated on the bank of
tbe river, on the principal street,
close to tbe post-office and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
Messrs. C. B. Hume & Oo,
Kevelstoke Station.
First-class Table, good Beds,
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing ajSpecialtv.'
Mlwav Men's Requisites.
B V T c ff K R s
E, the lota -old wouldI DO
SS'brought one twelfth part of the
mice they did.
If the Government are an inner-
ponied company working tnorolv lur
"   Etc,
BEEF, PORt., i,i. s
Rijana Tabules: a family remedy,
Ripang Tabule* purify the blood.
Kootenav Lake
���: OS-
Large Stocks on hand.
Preparations aro being marie for the
Great Building i'.oom of 1892.
J. E. WALSH & Co.,
Clearing Charges paid on
Freight for Sloean Lake.
Hav and Grain for sale
General Commission
I'liBWiiignrH billed through from
Furniture & Undertaking.
*\***aO / ,^\^>'X'/a/\, Y, VN/*-/* S f ^/aA.\ "a/a n/ //a' f\T\ ."V* /a/V W/ ���'/W^/V���
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
AU orders by mail or
wpresB promptly
All descriptions of
gold and silvor.
For Coupon Tiokets apply to
C. .tK.Nav. Co.
Notary Public - - REVELSTOKE. B. C.
Minio?, Timber and Ileal  Estate Broker and Goneral
Commission Agent.
Conveyances, Agreements, Bills of Salo, Mining Bonds, etc, drawn up.
Bents and Accounts collected ; Mining Claims bought and sold ; Assessment Work on Mining Claims attended to ; Patents applied for, etc,, etc.,
Lots in Townsito of Kevelstoke for Sale aud Wanted.   Agents tor Mining*
Machinery, etc,


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