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No. 15.
(foum f.)
Certificate of Improvements.
Lanark Mineral Claim, Illecillewaet,
West Kooteuay District.
Take notice that I, N. P. SNOW-
DON, freo miner's certificate No.
iOi'20, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to tho Gold
Commissioner for it certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crowu grant of the above claim.
And further lake notice, that ad-
Verse claims must bo sent to the Gold
Commissioner and action commenced
before tin- issuance of such certificate
of improvements.
Dated this 28th day of August, 1892
Beautifully situated on the Lake
shore at the entrance to the best and
shortest road to the Sloean mines and
New Denver, The best fishing and
hunting in the district, with [-rand
boating and sketching facilities for
tourists and artists,
The Bab is suppliko with the
Best brands of wi'ies.liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best,
This town, magnificently situated on
the Upper Arrow Lake, is the
shipping port for the
Sloean Mines, is
Sloean Lake and New Denver
by a
good, level
trail 18 miles in
length, and is bound to
speedily become a place of
oonBiderable wealth and importance.
Townsite maps and all information
lis to purchase of lots can be obtained
To take Effect June 80th, 1892.
Columbia and Kootenay
Steam Navigation Uo.
Ernest Fletcher,
Plans and Specifications drawn up for
persons intending to build.    Seasoned Lumber always on band.
Fanny Work, Turned and
Scroll Work exeouted
neatly.   A fine selection Picture
Furniture Made and Repaired.
Orders by mail promptly attended to.
Stockholm  House
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wines, liquors andoigars,
The largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; fire proof safe,
C. f. E. HO����L
F. MoOabthv   -
Arrow Laics and Columbia
Biver Route Steamers.
Steamer will leave Revelstoke at 1
n.m. every Monday and Thursday
for Bobson, Trail Creek and Little
Dalles, returning to Iievelstoke on
Wednesdays and Satuud.u*s.
Close connection made with Cana
dian Pacific Railway at Eevelstoke,
Columbia k Kootenay Bailway at
Bobson for Nelson, and Spokane Falls
k Northern Bailway at Little Dalles
for Spokane Falls, Wash.
Str. Nelson leaves Nelson for Pilot
Bay, Ainsworth nnd Kuslo at 8 a.m.
on Tuesdays aud Fridays, returning
via these ports same day.
For Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo
end Bonner's Ferry at 3 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays. Beturuing,
loaves Bouner's Ferry for Pilot Bay,
Ainsworth, Kuslo and Nelson at 3 a.m.
on Mondays and Thursdays.
���Secretary. Manager.
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodging $5 Per Week,
heals, 25c.     hkds 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished,  and
affords first class accommodation.
Royal Mail Lines.
Proposed Sailings from Montreal.
MONGOLIAN..Allan Line... Sept. 17
SARDINIAN "        ...Sept. 24
NUMIDIAN "        ...Oot.  1
SARNIA...Dominion Line... Sept. 14
LABRADOR "        ...Sept. 21
OREGON "        ... Sept. 28
From New York.
BRITANNIC... White Star.,. Sept. 14
MAJESTIC "        ...Sept. 21
GERMANIC "        ... Sept. 28
Cabin UO, 845, 850, 860, 870, 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, Revelstoke;
or to Robert Kerr, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
A Sitting of the County Court will
be held at Revelstoke on SATURDAY,
the 15lh day of October, 1892, at 10
Revelstoke, Sept. 16th, 1802.
A responsible nnd reliable Person
to take the AGENCY for n Loan and
Trust Company, ��� For information
apply to H. L. Mozley, Manager,
Vancouver, B.C.
B U T C H �� R S
Ausayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, B.C.
Silver, Gold or Lead, each....
do,            combined
Silver nnd Leud	
Hilvnr mnl (told	
Silver and Copper    3.50
Silver, Gold and Copper    4.00
Silver, Gold, Lend and Copper   5.50
Other prices ou application.
Boots & Shoes made to
Harness Leather Kept in Stock.
Agent in RBVBUTOXKiTHRonoB whom
Samples mav de sunt:
Ripans Tubujos: ouo gives loliof,
Myrtle Navy
T. & B.
in Bronze Letters.
A nearly new Raymond Sewing
Machine for sale, oheap.���Apply at
Drug Store.
A splendid display of stylish Dress
Goods, Millinery and Mantles at H.
N. Coursier's,
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow in tbe 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 thi- Churoh
of Eugland.   All will be welcome.
Mr. Wm. Mackenzie has become
the owner of the house and lot lately
ocoupied by Mr. Ranch, having purchased tbat and an adjoining lot
from Mr. Hugh Ross for 8225.
There was a crop of newspaper
men in town yesterday. We were
visited by Mr. Hugh McCutoheon,
of the KamloupB Sentinel, and Mr.
W. Pellew Harvey, of the Golden
Mr. D. Robinson, of the mill, has
just imported from the east a young
hoar of the large white Yorkshire
breed. It possesses all tbe good
points of that noted breed, uud promises to make a splendid animal.
Mr. John Stone unpacked lust
week a splendid uew piano-case
organ, which is without doubt the
most elegant instrument in towu, It
is of a sweet tone, aod was obtuined
from the Goderich Organ Co., Ont.,
through Mr. Howson, their agent
Mr. John Rauch, who has disposed
ol his effects to Mr. P. Peterson, lelt
on Monday's boat for Nelson, from
whence he purposes going east to
rejoin his family at Decatur, Iowa,
sometime this fall, but circumstances
may necessitate his return to Revel*-
stoke for a short time.
Snow has covered the surrounding
mountains for about half-way down
during the past few days, the first
sprinkling having occurred ou Tuesday, whioh hus boen added to every
day since. Ruin has beeu intermittent in the town and valley, but
the temperature is still warm.
Messrs. Mansell and Barobard,
from the School of Mining, Camborne, Cornwall, Eng., who arrived
here about a mouth ago and have
sinoe beeu putting iu their time
hunting and fishing, left yesterday
for Cairns Creek, about 30 miles up
the Rig Reud trail, where they will
prospect for gold. Tbey take a large
outfit ou a puekliorse, aud eaoh man
carries a big pack and rifle. Shortly
alter their departure tbe weather
became colder aud hailstouus fell us
large as marbles. It was generally
expected that the young men would
turu back.
Mr. S. Needham yesterday afternoon observed two wild geese alight
iu a vacaut lot owned by Mr. John
Abraliuuison, and iiumediati ly mude
up his miud tu have roast goose for
his Sunday's dinner Nut haviug a
gun on tho promises be sent his son
to borrow Guy Harbor's. Thoro wus
ouly one cartridge in the gun, but
thut did not deter the sportsman from
baggii.g both birds by a woll aimed
shut. Thero will bu roust goose at
the Central Hotel to-morrow, Mr.
Abruhumson being present when lhe
lucky shot was fired, and the editor
bus been invited to sample the goose
to be served up by Mr. Needham.
Three new dwelliug-housos ure in
course of erection. Ouo, near tho
Union Hotel, is for Mr. Chas. Lindmark, of C. II. Hume k Co. It is
rumored that hy the time the houso
is finished its future unstress will bo
ready for it, Charley being tired of
single blessedness. Another is a
hiindsumu two-storey addition to the
house of Mr. Geo. Terryherry, who
it is believed iuleuds following the
example of Mr. Lindmark. So we
may expect a don hie event aud the
peal of wedding hells beforo the end
ol the year. The other house is for
Mr, Loughcad, who likes the towu
so well thut lie intends settling here.
Two or Ihree cottages have been
ereotid ou the Mull' overlooking the
new road near the railway Illicit.
The town is growing- slowly, bul
uono tho less surely.
More Kiel. Strikes.--" Beats
Anything' yet known."
Messrs. Burns aud Gainer arrived
up from the Lardeau this week and
report the discovery of two more
ledges on the north fork of Lardeau
Creek and about twelve miles north-
oust of Trout Lake. One of these
ledges is of immense size, liuviug
boen measured 26 feet in width, with
i feet of solid galena, and was traced
for over 3,000 feet Like most of the
Lardeau mineral the ore from this
ledge is rioh in gold, carrying ��45.05
gold and $103 silver per ton. The
other ledge is 14 feet in width, with
3 feet of solid mineral, carrying over
$26 in gold and 868 iu silver to the
ton. They made two locations on
each ledge and cume UD to record
them. They say these are the grandest prosp<*ots they have ever met
with in all their experience, and
seem to be confident that they have
"struck ile"at last.
Messrs. Jno. Shaw and Jno. Sands,
who have been working on the trail
recently constructed by Mr. J. W.
Haskins from Trout Lake to the
group of ten claims located by him
and others on the big ledge near the
head waters of Healy Creek, arrived
up on Wednesday from the Arm.
They state that the whole of the
cluims show mugtiifieent mineral,
especially the Abbott, King William,
Victoria, Stella, Isabella aud Alioe.
A few shots firod in the Victoria exposed 12 feet of metal, principally
galena and grey copper. On the
Stella and Abbott there are in sight
30 feet and 40 feet of mineral respectively, while the Kiug William
close by shows up just as good. It
was expected that some of the gentlemen owning olaims on this ledge
would have sent in experts to examine and report on it, but their non-
arrival is a great disappointment to
Mr. Haskins. Messrs. Shaw and
Sands repeat the oft-told story���that
"it beats anything they ever saw."
Thu Lardeau mines must, indeed, be
mineral giants. Everybody who has
seen them tells the same tale.
Mr. Harrison, au English assayer,
who recently went into the Lardeau
with Mr. T. L. Haig of Revelstoke,
has discovered some rich mineral
near the head of Healy Creek aud
located a claim thereon.
Messrs. Chas. F. Blackburn and
Robt. L, Blaokburn arrived up on
the str. Columbia Saturday and left
for Seattle Monday night. Mr. C.
F. Blaokburn has spent the season
in the Lardeau districl aud made a
number of valuable discoveries, and
several locations have been made by
the party. Tho distinguishing lea-
ture of the Lardeau country, says
Mr. Blackburn, is that it is a gold-
bearing galena district. Most of thu
lodes oarry a quantity of gold associated with the galena-silver oros.
He is well pleased with the miuiug
outlook iu the Lardeau. aud will be
ou hand early next season to begin
operations on the looutiius secured,
He anticipates a large output from
the mines uext summer, A mining
company with plenty of capital will
commence operations early iu the
spring, and development work will
be rushed, a large number of men
beiug employed,
Mr. Blackburn goes to Seattle to
resumo work on his various gold aud
silver properties in tbe Cascade
Mountaius, in Washington. These
are situated in the Swuuk aud Suo-
qualmio districts, A Bostou capitalist reoently made Mr. Blackburn
an offer of ��100,000 for a group of
bis Washington claims. It is to be
hoped he will dispose of them and
turu tbe wholo of his attention to
tho Lurdeau.
Nakuhp, Sept. 21st.
Business lively.    Hotels crowded,
Dr. Thomas, brother of the proprietor ef the Hotel Nakusp, hus
about oompleted the purchase of a
claim, which will be worked immediately on the closing of contract.
Mr. ,1, Warduer has soveral tons
of ore on the beach ready for shipment to Sun Fruuuisoo via Ruvelstoko
and Vancouver. Ihu monetary result of the 12 tons shipped by Mr.
Warduer from thr Freddy Loo is
very satisfactory, as, after paying all
expenses uf carriage from the mine
to New York, there was a not profit
ol $2III per ton.
As it now seems certain that we
shall ha.u steamboat communication
all wiutor it is probable lhat the
output of ore this fall will excoed
Tho stoamor whioh is to run on
Slooan Lake is ut lust neuring completion, Her cuptuin has been here
for some days past superintending
the removal of Ihe last portions of
thu machinery, which was brought
from Toronto, It is a pretty little
boat, capable of carrying 1)0 tons of
freight, besides towing ore - laden
scows, of which thero will be two or
three built at uiioe. The propelling
power is supplied by twin screws,
engine und boilers being of latest
design and first* class muku.    Tho
Sloean people have every reason to
feel proud of Ihis powerful pioneer
steamer ou their beautiful lake.
Although most things seem to be
waiting ou the commencement of tho
wagon road, whicli consummation of
our hopes is nearly reached, building operations are becoming general,
Arraugemeuts have been completed
with Mr. Dark for the erection ol a,
first-class double store, with a largo
ball, 26ft. by 40ft., on the second
floor. The buildiug is to he finished
in superior style, aud Nakusp will
he provided with a place for all sorts
of meetings und entertainments for
the coming winter.
Mr. A. VV. Mcintosh has u contraol
for building a drug ston und residence, uud will start work in a few
The whole of Neanlt's gang ha>e
arrived, and the town has become
livelier iu consequence. It is expeoted thai thoy will take a week's
holiday at the Hot Springs before
commencing the big job they huve
on hand.
The visitors at the Hot Springs
increase in numbers daily. Thero
nus a regular exodus from Nukusp
by last Saturdays boat for tha
Springs, which is fast becoming &
fashionable resort. Amongst others
were Air. and Mrs. Rath well. Mrs.
Thomas (Hotel Nukusp), Mrs. and
Miss Law (Revelstoke), Messrs R.
E. Lemon and Juo. I ummmgs, Dr.
Thomas aud hat.
People are beginning to think it is
about time the wharf was planked,
so as to have a dry place to uuload
goods. One thing that makes the
town look somewhat mean is the
fence across islocau Street on the
brow of the hill.
The dance of the season was held
at the Hotel Nakusp on Monday
evening, when over 100 were present.
Mrs W. J. Law and daughter
Pearl, Revelstoke, are guests ut the
Hotel Nakusp.
It is reported that a oertaiu purty
here will get into trouble for threatening to kiok in the post-office door.
Revelstoke Brass Hand.
Revelstoke can now proudly boast
of haviug the nucleus of   u  brass
buud, several instruments lately belonging to the defnuct O.P.U. baud
at Kamloops haviug  lieeu  bruugnt
over this week  by Mr. H. Coursier.
Aud now the evenings are rendered
melodious   (or   otherwise)   hy   the
various strains of the big bass, the
baritone, the alio, und the comet,
Willi the shrill  notes  of   the  tile,
piccolo aud  clarinet  to  be heaid
above the screaming ot locomotives
at the station. "iUu.-ic hath charms,"
but not yet.   Deep unci mysterious
souuds   somiliuies like the walling
uf lust spirits in Hades, un.i anon
like muttered thunder growling fur
down somo gloomy canyon���emanate
from two or three buildings ou Mum
Street as the passer-by hastens to ilia
pust-ollice for his eveuing mail.   It
is from the shoemaker's shop thut
Ihe most bluou-curuiing and hair-
raising groans issue forth into i -o
tiauquil gloaming, and although the
door is closed to deaden the sound
it is no go, the vibration making the
sidewalk tremble; while across tea
way the tooting of the alto essaying
a bugle call seems to act as a slimii-
lus for " Sam " to put ou more steam
���or, rather, wind.   Well, we must
give the hoys a chunce to develop
their capacity ior wind ami wu<oc,
too, before iuuicting them as bias��y
disturbers ol the peace���they  will
come in bandy to augment the terrors of the toboggan slide during the
snow seasuu.     The ouly  lault  wo
have to tiud is that " Sam's " instrument siiuht havo beeu u few sizes
larger,   ll seems lather absurd fi r
au agile young man like him to tola
arouud such u miniature uffan.   We
huve a drummer, too, ol thc first
water, but the drum���ah I uow is tha
time lor our musical and patiiuiio
citizens to chip in and " buy tbe boy
a drum."   By-lho-Oyu, there ure two
hist class tambourines in towu, bolu
for sale.   By knocking out ihe ends
of u barrel uud replucing Uo in ***i'ii
lhe lutuliuurines we suoulu ha.u a
home-made drum equal to anything
ever beaten iu this uity���excepting,
ol course, .Morgue's nondescript and
Fred Fruser's cow.   Perhaps Nelson
aud other high-fuluuu' villages of
tlint ilk won't be greeu with envy
i.hcu they hear thai Kcwlstuiac possesses a brass band.
If yuu want to save expross
cliurgcH ami gel goods at custm
prices just see the vulues offered at
H. N. Cuuisici's,
Servioe will be held by the Rev.
T. l'uion in tin L'nsbyteiisu chin i'ii
to monow evening ui 7.30. Prayer
meeting al Mr. l'atou's house ou
Wednesday ut tl p.m.
Kipniis Tabules: for sour stomach.
Ripans Tabules cuio colic.
Ripans Tabules cure bud breath.
Ripans Tabules: standard remedy.
Ripans Tabules cure dizziness.
Ripans Tabules: for torpid Iher.
lilpans Tabules; a family remedy.
���   Ripon*! Tabules cure headache. Advursity.
Under Life's sky, storm swept, cloud-ovorcaat,
My heart imsliellcrcil cowers, uml tlie rain
Hoili beat against her pitiless, till hor pain.
Benumbed at length bv Griof's toopiorelnf*
Indifferent she beholds ber sreencry cast
To heaven'a four winds, nor seeks she torn-
Some fragment of her summer garment, fain
Therewith to hide her nakedness, bul past
Thc season ef ber budding, mino ami chill.
"Hire, Fate,' sho thinks, " thou hast no more
to do."
When, 'midst the clouds, that darker grew
lhe while.
A ray of sunshine, struggling slowly through,
Teaches her she bus strength to seller still,
And with one gleam of joy doth all her pain
-(Harper's Bazaar.
The Boasting Housekeeper.
Have you ever met her, dear readers? I
mean the experienced housekeeper, who has
the science of housekeeping at her lingers'
ends; who, no matter how nicely you may
do a thing, can always (ell you a better or
more economical way 1 Weil! We had a
visit from her a short time ago, and I've
come to the conclusion that she is almost as
terrible as "Mrs. Bramble" herself. They
must be Iirsl cousins, at least.
She would be out and around where all
the work was being done, and it fairly
made my blood run cold to have such a relentless crilical eye surveying all the details
of my household affairs, from tho making of
bread and the washing of the churn even to
the tying up of Johnnie's mashed toe.
" These rolls are right nice," she said, in
a patronizing tone one morning, "But I
must show you how to make my raised biscuits. They are perfectly delicious; the
children never get enough of them, liut I
must have good yeast to work with; I
notice vours does not seem to be very lively. Now I always make dried yeast. I take
just a small handful of hops and���." Here
follows a lengthy process, which 1 never intend to try, but I must listen and say
"yes" every now and then, while 1 am inwardly wishing that she will go back to tho
sitting room, and leave me to follow the
"even tenor of my way" without so much
advice. It is not always pleasant to have
"company" in one's kitchen.
"1 never like to sit in the kitchen after
mv work is finished," I remarked to her ono
"Do you not? she returned sweetly.
" Why, I just love to stay in mine ; but it
is nicely carpeted, and always so sweet and
clean that it is as cosy as any room in the
"Fortunate woman," I thought, "that
you, without the aid of a servant, and with
that large family can always have a kitchen
in apple pie order."
But so it was all the time ; she constantly gave the impression that she kept the
best table and the cleanest house, raised
more poultry and made more butter than
anybody else in the country; these were
her themes continually, but never a word
of any good or interesting book which she
might have read, Ml a single mention of
the strange sights anil sounds which she
must lu.ve seen and heard on her long
journey. Oh, no ! it was all soap-making
and apple-butter boiling, and how she managed.
I wondered why she did not loave all these
things behind her, and give hei'scll a "good
rest, ' mentally as well as physically. Why
did she not remember that "the life is more
than meat, and the hotly more Vhau raiment," and store her mind with something
fresh and interesting to carry home with
hor,���something that would be good to
think upon in the days when she hud to be
"up and a-doing"!
Methods for Amusin-" Babies-
When my six-months'-old girl begins to
(ret, and I have no time In stop my work
and take her up, I roll her cab up to the
table, take the bird cage from its hook, and
set it upon the table before the litlle miss.
This always proves a pleasure to bird and
baby, and gives me often an hour ur more
to work or rest. When she begins to tire
of birdie's company, I set thc clock (mine
is a small onei upon the table beside the
bird, and by the time baby has worn off tiie
novelty of this. I am ready to take her up.
A Lounje Wrap.
Everyone knows how necessary  i'  ;s :..
have a shawl or wrap of some kind on  ;he
lounge, and yet how annoying such a thing
can make itself when it will get in a tumble
and somebody " drops in." Most of us h ive
material about our houses to make a very
suitable rug for the lounge that will keep
papa or Johnnie trom a severe :sld, .��� i yet
will look as if it belonged there, even I
it is thrown down m a heap.   Crochet al!
the odds and ends of bright "
hit-and-miss strips, two yards  I u _���   -1
eight inches wide ; or, if you wisl
thing, make these strips of new yarn, in
patterns, which can he procured at any
store where materials for fancy wol
kept.    Make at least live such  strips, and
combine them with strips of plush, w o en
Crazy wnik, odds and end- o' ������oa, ^r evi n
some pretty but cheap lace buui aa   I   i
monizing  -hade   Line with  the nicely-
I ri ued I readtl - ol ihe old dress that hai
I ei n w tiling w long to pro'������ its . a',    ei
dyed, if need be. Tie in diamonds the p dn
strips tr, the lining, is yi . ivi uld I ������
fortahle, and rlnian around the edgesv      i
thick cord with tassels .1 the i ruers.
Nourishing Diet for the Hick.
The old laying, " U hai isonom li
in another man - poison ' ia eap oiallj ti n
in diet for tha ��.:-j.c. A pen in s ci ia nig ior
any particular food should be i trel m. ..
aidcrcd, as it may indicate some neeo of the
system tvhioh only that food can upplj ;
and differentdiaoasea requiredifTi rentfond,
a- for instance acids are of groat benefit in
cases of fevers, diphtheria, quinsy, and all
putrid diseases, Melons arc good lor all
disease* of the kidneys.   Celery ia good for
Oine discuses of kidm-y.   also nervousness
and rheumatism. Raw fruits and berries,
perfectly ripe andfreah, ore beneficial ...
cases of constipation. Kggs are very nourish-
ing bat do not agree with all. Milk, if it
digests well, is well adapted to Itrongthilig
the body and if it is sipped while hot is alao
There arc many grids which air. relished
by convalescents, such as oatmeal, corn-
nieal, bran and graham. Wo will give (lb
reotions token from Tokology for making
Bm** GkubTi.���Iloil for half an hour ono
pint of bran of whito wheat in tl^ec puds
of water. Strain throi.asb a gravy slrainoi,
and add a littlo salt, Mnkoa a good drink
by ihiiiuiu.i; 'iuil tuning lomon juice.
it may be steeped in water, and the water
seasoned with salt and pepper, drank either
warm or cold. It is usually relished in the
form of a stew. Cut the celery in inch hits.
IW in a small quantity of boiling salted
water. After half an hour's boiling add
rich, sweet milk to make it quite juicy. Let
this scald, and add seasoning to taste
"No ! Not oue ; ami don't want any."
"Never had any;" 1 asked, in reply.
"Never had uny. Ours is a very quiet
home," responded my college friend, as we
walked along the street on a burning summer's evening.
I went to this very quiet homo,    It was
1 .U'ciu-'n Rice.���Cook in a custard kettle . beautiful, rich, and quid as a grave
a half cupful of browned rice in one pint j    In all that grave house there were only
ot boiling salted water.    May be served i two voices that ever spoke in love.    The
' ' other voices were those of servants, in replies to orders, or in harsh chatter among
with cream and sugar, Is especially good
in cases of diarrhoea,
Bki'.i* Tea.���There are many ways of preparing this, but tlie following ia a simple
ethod and wc can recommend it as very
themselves. This man's wife, though wed j
at twenty, and his good mate these ten i
years, was an old maid, to all intent! and I
good.   One-half pound of round steak wilt i Purposes.   The house waa everywhere as
" a. ... i    . ,i   ���     1        f    11 tllQGV  QD  (111  nlil     iii.ii.l   u   i-iil-Il    ..lin iii I 11,1 M1.1
iiiakc a medium-sized bowl two-thirds full.
Cut in small bits, sprinkle with salt to season. Place in a dish on the stove, pour
over scalding water. With a knife and
fork, cut and press until all the juice is extracted. Drain off iuto a dish in which it
is to bo served.   Add a bit of butter.
Uncooked Egg,���Break an egg in a cup,
beat well, add a heaping teaspoonful of
wh ��i sugar and rich, sweet milk to till the
fussy as an old maid's own chamber. She
had a cat and a dog. The dog was thu
baby. It was washed, cuddled, dressed,
and fed like a baby. It went to ride with
us���an advertisement of the childlessness
of that home to every discerning person in
the park,
No baby. And yet I noticed that the
husband himself was forced to be the baby.
I am sure he liked it. She���almost���cut
his food for him at the table, picked out
...u.a.   ihiub  ...i.i.   ll.l.uja    ' illl.uj     Ull,13.        tJltu
even then you are still unfortunate. The
children are not bone of your bone and flesh
of yonr flesh. As they grow up some one
wiil tell them as much, aud the consequent
look in their eyes will never wash out afterward, weep lliey over so much in secret.
Vou cannot sec your wife's youth in the
adopted daughter; cannot gaze on her maidenly face and see, as in a living photograph, |
the face with which you first fell in love i
now scarred with time and fringed with
gray. Your adopted son can never bo
your youthful self again to your fond old
mate. Her woman's heart can never quite
speak these thrilling words, which till a
woman's ecstasy,  " ily boy I"
" Come, come I I take it all back. 1
confess that a childless home has a continual shadow. I congratulate you Have a
fresh cigar.
cup nearly full. Crackers or crumbled bmrl j the moat toothsome portions for his plate,
may be oaten in this,   home relish it better       . ..      -. '.
with a flavoring of spice.
Egg Broth.���Beat one egg, add salt and
a bit of butter. Pour over it one-half pint
of boiling sweet milk, stirring well, Boiling water may be used instead of milk.
and���almost adjusted his napkin. I am
sure she puts the napkin on for him half
thc time, when no strangers are around the
board. Of course it wasn't really pretty.
A handsome young mother's ways wilb a
baby of proper size are indescribably pretty
CODFISH Biiotii.���Place a few shreds of, and charming. But ihis lady's baby was
boneless codfish In a bowl with a bit of; too big. He wore whiskers, and couid sing J
butter. Pour over it boiling water and add bass. He had no geiiiiino baby ways,'
salt if necessary. j though 1 suspected that he probably put j
CoOFISJl ToAST.-Place in a skillet with a j th!ln on "'l]le�� 'he two were alone,
small quantity of butter, two or throe inch- \   " reminded me of the hist six months of,
es of codfish which have been previous-, lny ow�� 'vc,la��<1 >*��������   But somehow within I
ivaia'aiui- Til 1 a
ly washed.   Let them come tor. delicate i a y��ar I had to be  a man; our first baby
brown. Add two-thirds of a cupful of sweet  compelled jno to graduate and make room
cream and when it reaches the boiling point
pour it over a slice of toasted bread.
Chicken Broth,��� Place half a chicken in
a small stewpan with ft teaspoonful of rice, a
little pepper and Bait. Cover with cold
wator and simmer until the meat is ready to
drop from the bones. Remove the meat,
leaving the rice, and sen e.
Pretty Handkerchief Sachet.
Procure a half yard of canvas. Take half
of it for each side and cover the outsidea
with China silk, ot ditlerent patterns it you
for him, I had to wipe my own tears, and
bind up my own small wounds, whine und
whimper to myself, if I indulged these luxuries at all; and generally to run alone.
You see, my wife could not attend both me,
aa a baby, and the real baby also; indeed
she even went so far as to expect me to be
self-reliant, cheerful, and manly, for the
sake of the real baby and her tired self.
Dear heart, she gave me a noble confidence,
a grand womanly love and devotion. In
any great trial she was my sympathizing
helpmate and good angel, and continues to
this day.   But after our children began to
like. On the upper edges trim with a lino I come to us baby I could not be any longer,
inch-wide, or more, lace edge, quite full. A | She seemed suddenly to wish me to be a
third of the way down put a line of the samo j gh'��t> a warrior, a sort of rock for shelter
edging, slightly full; just below ita second, in the storm, and all that sort of thing. In
having this edge cover the bottom of the : short, she began right away to call me pupa
first edge, concealing the  stitches.   The M'1 father.   I concluded  therefore that 1
         would try to  be father to the chits and
to their trustful, clinging mother also.
You would never mistake Mrs. Harker
for an old maid. There has come into her
dear face a deep aud brightened beauty, a
light of unselfishness and womanly repose
which cannot result from lovintr and attending a cat, a canary or a poodle. Siie has
lost that distressing sclf-ooiiscionsnsss of
maids old or young, which makes their
dresses seem " fussy " and their demeanor
constrained and artificial. .She has been
forced to be unconscious of self in care for
others. Hence she is at ease in society ;
she knows human nature and is notabashed
second edge should not be as full as the first,
Below the second edge place a third. Now
pleat the canvas as prepared, up and down,
in inch-pleats, like a fan, and sew the lower
edge closely. Spread out on the lap-board,
wrong side up, like an open fan, and cut
China silk to fit plainly over it, making an
inch to spare at each side. Blind-stitch this
on at the top of each, and, laying the two
halves together, close the extra inches at the
side with a fancy stitch, or blind-stitch.
Few the bottoms firmly together, plain sides
in, and make a circle of a yard of lace edge,
gathered up quite full, aud lack on, through
and through, below the third lace ; conceal
the sewing bv loops of ribbon, and tack in i by it; she knows human nature, too, in its
long loops and ends at the bottom.   Use two j P��rest and moat lovely form, that of child-
" hood. She is accustomed to the best of
society���that of children yet unsoiled by
the world. She keeps good company���that
of infancy. I can seo that her study of her
growing boys makes her alert toward the
evil that is abroad, so that she is "as wise
as a serpent and harmless as a dove." If
health is not broken by tlie unshared vigils
of motherhood, if the husband is enough
of a lion to keep the wolf of  want and
ribbon bows to catch together at the top, If
one can paint a little, a spray of forget-me-
not, run along on the top above the lace,
adds to its beauty.
Kind fate-
Peal life sometimes furnishes instances of
good fortune which areas remarkable as the
story  of Monte l.'risto.   Some years ago,
said a Western man, 1 had in my employ an , , ,
Irishman, a clever but totally uneducated i "-'anliness ron, lhe door and no a generous
fellow, wbo did odd io!, about my place in ! provider, the-ew no wedded woman who is
Helena    You remember what a feverish |'".\,m" ,e;ulU*,ul ��* a l���>lulsbai"1 s V"
stale lhat country was in about that time I Wl,t' \b* V"!    A *"""���        ,     . . ,     .
over the rich finds in gold in the country B��"hebaby keepayou awake o nights,"
I adjacent. My Irishman caught the fever, * e~- aml 3U >'0'1 W '" *"*''thc < <���,l
i and astonisheo mc oneday by aaking me to ' ���VUU ?we>'���r PF"* * h/*tc.,to bc ln debt
! lend him two hundreddollarswit i whicl he t,��<!?ePl-v tn lh,s b,lnT imi}y
wanted to buy a prospectoi 's outfit.   Well,
I let bim have it, and away he went.   In
aboul a month he came back with a mule
load of the riches' of ore.   He bought three
more nr.'   , nired three men, went baok to
the hil   and struck down shortly afterward
with lour more mules loaded as the iirst one
had been.   A representative cf an Engliah ,
syndicate happened ���   ' - in Helena about y��u,r$   It ia well you have none.':
.     sou the     .out for mining invest-     " You are severe old friend.   However,
ments.   Hi lawthe Irishman's little pack youcw-not deny that the proper training of
train, took u  ..     I theore, had itasaaj    ���.�����*�� con,lunea *  '""' " 	
ed, went out and examined the claim, and 1  "'1.e:..     . ������ , -    .,
in one million dollars     "I���e? What is time good tor,f not for
for hu     .      ind twenty-five per cent.  Bood >ds?  How do yon profer to spend
profits.    Mike   asked  my I J":'lr,lT-?   M*klD(? 11TI'   l olm"R? ,17
.  . m(]    B(   Mnl.J  nund. It is not so well that you are child-
���ell,   which h .1,   I-   lesa, for what aro you to do with all your
,....,   m ernfld   money when you die!  Leave it to your
I l<i i 1 ' ��� r      i.i  i.oull'u     H-l.r.  "iriM    .-ii.niil    i'.iiiii     l.unnllir,    f/.n
.,.- ��� e hngl      en havi taken milliona of
1 Ves,
But your baby is often taken sick
" Yes. Before you die you also will have
a sick day. It will not be unpleasant then
to feel that at least you have earned kind
care and tender, patient nursing."
" But your children may grow up to forget the debt."
"Quite likely, in a home as selfish as
r*.   It is wel
' You are severe old friend,
great deal ot ones
ni phew8, who will count your breaths fo
tin- last ten years. Working very hard foi
thi e ' niikless other people's babies, are
you not!"
" Zounds: you hit hard, old chum."
"Yonr opening remark gives me reason.
5Ton indicated exultation that Hod had do*
nil I ���   I children,   I beg to say that that
showed you essentially aaolllah man, nnd
io, ol 'ic mealiest kind.  I! a man is
olfiih in tin in irkei - for hia children's aako
I foi thi m hi   eei    mi sn, gnu i., a, and
hard, he ia lovely In dura  ��� r lissi.To the
il   man who I; elfish in hr-anlliij* hi-i own firo-
la knife  I fork, hi b, bread, and     ue dellghl .   ',.., m
-ting', will yo ir il ��� neat:   ;uya   ... ali-.igy
at yon an  gla , m ! lm gii to tbi I uo
;��� il now comi I n y
:, .   .    Instead el     mi   I   ub  the usual
mi dge in when ihej
Mike aet aboul I - gel
Health    There
idy, widow ol
i, ���  eased of a
high degree ol  i ilture  and  rei ti i  ant,
y needy circu   itan ���      A el ,
il   | ng VI ke did ������ as to go to
, ,.- and  argain I    in eduoatlon,   He
place ibaolm    sr hoi   licto
��� .
. ... I.
enter a   Ilea a a room.   Then followed 111
..   i on md i
.    ,   .     , ,.���, ,n, |, lendenl utile human ci
'     . . I    ...      ... .......      ...I      .,/.,!       "
tl b parlour of a Li nd ti    i oul   ih
' months ago,    Von never saw a moto perfei t
gentleman in your life,    Hi  I t-   ��� ��� . red a
,,  ical idni ition,   i as ea    i
in I ' n innei i it i com tier, ind, al ,
; had tlie true inatineta of a man and a [ei   i
man in Ins heart,   And could a man be anything    il a gontloman who had ovidently
made i i ore im ol his life lo be om al
the tire oppoi I unity!
Due evei ing I waa ei gagi (1 in ��� il ling up
ilk pi i for a portiere.  V fri< ������   .
ao I pi ovided ber with a pair of    i   ��� ..
i, a' we mighl  ivork to i
asked mo il 1 ilwny itsi ���'.   u li tl ill >.. ii or��,
i ri pi >i thai I li d been ��ailing foi aoino
j line lor a chance to got them ah irpened
i " Well, never wail igain, if thi ro is a boi
1 tie in in" lio'i ������," she snid ; and looking
around alio took a bottle from thc mantel,
and proceeded to aharpen tho solaaors In
this way : She Snipped    '  lh"   in" li Ol lli"
bottle nr. il ��� bo '''���'' ii trying lo cut it oil',
She kept doing this loi i fow ie onda, and
then n ited me lo try thom, They cut like
new cissors.
" But|when I sei oti ei poopb i offspring
-       eak their pai       hearts
. i , i   ���. I ,    ii nol li . il an fools
noi      . ���      il,.       'ii".., I I..-, i opel '
���  ���        nol rn Ihiit kind, By
fiod i In Ip     ���' '.���'.'���    omfo.'l
.  f die, I   ;n  aeiiliful I ������',', bo) -
lil ���'   ��� I,'    I. ,    ll   , . :,   I .;.       n
     Ifl i :i inn i in 'i, n a
��� ii inual '  .   , -i'i       In mid il .-    ��� ci
li tn .    1, i .,I, I ;'!'���
', la with I ��� ub   i a, "ill lho
.'   '���    bom   / In��� ���*  li     ' tiiii; tl.isn
lay    - ��� Incut tin tn,   I would
���    : '        Id go   ��� i '���,,-1   .htty [iriii'i ri
ol my l-i' i-  i'i i "    u iu I, ; 'i i.,; ��� i. i
and tbo w ,i<l oolorleaa al tltnoi I lake a
look .i1 life .md lho world through my
ill rei   '".��� , and all Is now again, With
i.iiiiii all ia nope, aud nothing worn thn nil-
bare, i ��� bo with them is to feol as thoy dl.
I oxpcol ii   ' hildron to keep ui" young till
llie*    ov      .   ml then I'll uso my  r I
children i" keep my oul soul warm,'
" i li uilopl ii linby or two,"
1 Do it, by all inoana.   Ulai hnrgo thecal.
Youna; People-
Let ino impress your mind with this
great important truth that youcanint be
useful in the world, or happy, if deprived
of health. Let me add to that anothor
truth equally important, lhat your health
is largely at your own disposal, that you
may control it to a far greater extent than
you may now suppose, as it depends on
certain conditions, If the hoys will read
thc right kind of books and newspaper
articles, treating on health topics, they will
learn that the regular use of intoxicants will
naturally lead to drunkenness, ill health,
misery, degradation ami ruin, while to use
the cigarette, then to'make tlio "filthy
pipe" the regular companion, will prevent
the growth to regular manhood, but instead, stunted boy-manhood, leading to a
miserable life, one of ill-health. They may
loarn that tbey can as certainly escapu dyspepsia, liver complaints, derangements of
thc bowels and many other similar diseases,
as to avoid drunkenness, the one being caused by improper drinking, und the other by
eating, the use of rich, indigestible food,
taken in large quantities, lunches and
heavy meals at bed-time, so taxing tho digestive organs as to break tliern down, followed by disease and untold siiti'ei'ings, the
" tortures of dyspepsia," They may learn
that if they over-work, or are violent in
their games, or are indolent, living moro to
eut, drink und sleep than for usefulness, tho
penalties of such abuse will be unavoidable.
Disease will as certainly follow breathing
foul gases in nnventilated sleeping rooms,
or elsewhere, since only an abundance of
pure air���tho supply is ample���will continue
good health, as this is necessary for the purification of tho blood, which " is the life."
By reading, alsj 'he girls may learn that
" ti^ht lacing; deforms the chest, that reducing the size of tlie waist from one-fourth
to one-third the na ural size, crowding the
lungs into less than their natural space, so
pressing on the six-hundred million of air-
cells that they cannot receive the usual supply of air, must produce disease, necessarily tending toward that dreaded disease,
consumption. Thoy may learn that the torturing, mind-disturbing neuralgia is directly caused by the use ol strong tea, bilous-
I ncss, by strong coBee, both aggravated by
i the uso or cloves, thc excess of mustard,
; pepper, thc spices, ginger and the like,
] while the free use of salt causes much of the
; prevailing canker.   Thoy may as certainly
! learn  that attending balls, keeping late
hours in dancing in all places, securing in-
i sufficient sleep���the nervous, the delicate,
i the refined, those having a nervous temper-
i anient, are the most injured by a loss of
! necessary sleep���will certainly injure the
, health, in the end, though they may seem
I to escape harm for a time. They may learn
J that indolence, sitting too much while sew-
I ing, etc, reading silly novels, will produce
! more disease than hard work, while a rest
������ of tbe brain, secured by lho exorcise of the
i body, and the rest of one set of muscles by
i calling another set into action will bo prof-
i erable to absolute indolence.   They may
learn that good health is ns attainable as
any othcr of tl.o good things in life, as the
. necessary result of correct living ; that obe-
i dicr.ee to the laws of our being, an observ-
i am.e of the health conditions, will as cer-
; tainly senile the health reward as one may
receive a compensation for sorvices render-
i cd in any business.   Road all you can, selecting instructive books, magazines, aud
The Independent Summer Girl-
This summer girl has no use for tho summer young man, and it is all owing to her
attire,���at least, that is what lhe New York
.S'iih. declares. Sho is, it says, gayer, smarter, and more independent than ever this
year. Tlierc arc more pockets in her jaunty
blazer, more rtiflleson hor bright little shirt,
less cloth in her neat littlo dress, and, best
of all suspenders thai give her a sense of security, a placidity of soul, and a sublime
self confidence and self sufficiency that will
lo trying to the nerves of the summer yonng
man. Of what use is a man to u girl with
pockets, short skirts and suspenders!
Hasn't she two free hands and strong, li tlio
legs, a placo for all her things, nothing to
worry her, aud the world before her? The
summer young man will have plenty of
limo to spend arranging Ids sash and keeping Ids delicate costumes clean this year.
He can refloat oil I lie good old times, when
girls used to want to be helped up steps and
Into carriages, when they gracefully fainted
into Ilis arms, and he thought it was all a
I, ic. lie an go olf fishing with his kind
l i.i- chooses ; no one will miss orsympath-
iza when he io! back with the skin all
simh'.trni I off his nasal appendage. One
girl, who la preparing for her summer outing lU'i'oas lho sea, is going to wear ono com-
bin ition go.rn.cnt, clothing hor from nock to
iiil.'-s, otiouilk petticoat, fitted out with
no I'm! ofpockota to stowaway hor valuables
in; a Mi'-io skirt, the lightest she oan buy,
'rimmed at the bottom lo protect tho
��'i'i', ftilenod over tl.e shoulders witli sua-
. i" lldon i I lbs braid with silver buckles; a
blue, i oi'.i'.l silk ahll't and a blazer with live
ei -'.'. I'i you suppose she'll want to
I ' '.��� i i -rs.���!.' in wail for any man to look
.oi' i her baggage, when hIic is gotten up hi
BIICll light innii'liing order!
I'm many occasions, a cloak has been
lui' I; adopted for lho use of girls, which is
"i i''. a wide circular gathered iii, quite
full, nl lhe lop, under a yoke al tbo top of
Which there i�� a choker collar. Below tills
| then is:, ih uhlo ploalod rullle, lhe lowest
if vhii li ia; h's oul liristlinul.v on lhe shoul-
di rs, i -'ii Billing Ollt  in a  llaring eliect.
'ilo- i t will bo soon in sponges as now In
il old various light plaided woolens,
and II falls to lho hem of the dress, ilia
i'""i  oi girls of all agof,
A I'la'riri in nriii.li 'olnnilila Covering;
Millions ol'Acres ol line Aj-rlviiltiirul
On the 20th of April last Stanley Smith,
a well known land prospector, left I he coast
for the Ncchaco Valley, a country lyinj
northwest of the forks of tho Qucsnelle,
and extending about 175 miles ill length,
with an average width of between 40 and
00 miles. He arrived at Stony Creek on
the 15th of .May. l'he usual way of going
into lhat country is by way of Asbcroft,
taking the Cariboo road to (,biesnelle, them
crossing over the Fraser, following the old
telegraph trail, which runs through the
Nechaco Valley at Chincat Lake, us far as
the forks of the Skeena. From the Ashcroft
the trip in occupies about fifteen days.
Tbe valley of the Nechaco Kiver, from
where it joins the Fraser for its full lengtk,
is one grand area of agricultural land, containing about 5,500,000 acres. About one-
quarter of this may be referred to as broken
country, but all of it suitable for pasturage.
Mr. Smith speaks in the most hopeful terms
of the fiitiiro of this districl as a field for
settlement and supplies the lack of agricultural lands, about, which so much has been
written in the past. The Nechaco Vulley
may be described as a low, rolling country
covered wiih a rich growth of grasses,
vetches, pea vine and other vegetation.
Thc prevailing tree growth is poplar, which
is thinly distributed iu chimbs here and
tlierc, similar In what aro known in tlio
Northwest as poplar bluffs. On the uplands
jack pine grows. Tlie general elevation of
tlie country is between 2,'2G0 foot and 2,500
feet. Tho soil is rich black loam with principally a clay sub soil,
Spring opens about the first of April, and
after M r. Smith's arrival no frost occurred.
The summers are warm with cool nights.
During June and July of the present year,
light showers o icurred and no irrigation is
required. Winters aro cold, tbe temperature going as low as 20 bolow zero, but tha
snowfall is light, and the atmosphere cool
and bracing.   No high winds occur.
As thero havo been no settlors as yet, no
fruit lias boon grown and, therefore, nothing is known of the capabilities of thc conn-
try, but as indicative of its possibilities in
this direction, it may bo stated that abiin-
danceofwild fruit is found every where���red
and black raspberries, strawberries, red
and black cherries, and service berries.
Wheat, oats and barley, potatoes aud vege,
tables generally, have been cultivated successfully by Hudson's Bay officials at Fort
South of the Ncchaco there are any number of beautiful lakes, in which arc abundance of fish���salmon and speckled trout,
graylings and suckers. Water fowl, such
as geese, ducks, whileswans, loons, pelicans,
etc., aro numerous. The small game on
land, however, largely exceed them in numbers, and the fool hen, spruce and common
partridge and prairie chicken abound.
Rabbits also are plentiful, as well as coyotes, red and black tail deer, moose, beaver
bear, martens, minks, foxes, muskrats und,
otter. Neither elk nor cariboo were seen,
but tlicir horns are frequently found.
Mr. Smith regards this as tho road into
the Skeena country, through which any
railway to Port Simpson must pass. The
rivers and lakes are nearly all navigable.
Tho Fraser, from Soda Creek to its head
waters, is navigable, and the Nechaco
River to Trcmblay Lake aud Fraser Lako
on lhe west. From Ashcroft to Quesnelle
is 210 miles. One or two settlers have already located, and Mr. Smith made locations for about fifty more, and expects to
increase the number to one hundred beforo
"Dear Old Bess."
Tho storekeeper of a little country tow*
in Connecticut, writes a correspondent,
drove a nondescript colored mare whose
peculiarities of gait and figure were a source
of constant merriment to the village
people. "Old lioss" cared nothing for
their talk, however, though her master
often declared that "sho knew what folks
said about her" as well as he did. " But
then, " he used to add, "she has too much
horse sense to nund that sort of thing I"
Opposite the store, across the road, was
a steep ascent leading up into the farmyard, where was a shed under which Bess
was in the habit of standing when not actively employed. Up to this shelter sho
was in the habit of going alone when the
waggon had been unloaded at tho store
door, and .Mr. P, , her owner, had accustomed her to come dowu again al his
, call ; or rather, as ho said, "She lock up
! tho notion herself j I didn't teach her U> do
The whole manoeuvre was somewhat
complicated. She had to back the wagon
out of the shed, turn it partly round, pick
her way carefully down the rather steep decline, cross the road, and then come up and
turn again tn bring tho wagon into proper
position before the door. It was a constant
pleasure for us boys to witness tho performance, and we often lingered for thatpurposo
when wo beard tbeweli-known call, "Come,
Old BesB, it's time to go to work 1"
One day the call was again and again repeated and still she did not come. We
could just see a part of the run of lhe hind
wheels, and at each call we saw tbem push
outan inch or two, and then draw up again,
as if Old Bess had started and then changed her mind.
At lust, after loud and impatient calls,
Mr, P went over to see what was tho
trouble. Wo followed, and there, Standing
directly iu front of the wheel with her hand
on the shaft, stood little May, Mr. P 's
three-year-old daughter.
Poor Boss, divided between duty to her
master and her concern for her master's
daughter, was irresolutely drawing the
waggon forward and back, aa far as sho
oould without lifting her feet, evidently
conscious that any further movement might
involve danger to the little one.
"Dear Old Bess!" aaid .May, and "Dear
Old lioss I" echoed Mr. P���, with tears
in bis voice, while Boss, with a whinny of
relief, no sooner saw him take the child in
his arms���she was looking back at the child
when we came up���than she proceeded to
back out and go down to the storo, just as
if nothing had happened.
There the small boys patted her fondly,
while the larger ones, somo of them with
strange luinp-i in their throats, after a timid
glance at tho tears still to bc scon in tbo
father's eyes, silently turned away to tell
at home the story of Old Bess's "knowing-
ness."���[youth's Companion.
A tunnel from Scotland to Irelaud Is
1 lilt dtLLJ Ur LIRLAVtH.
Events had moved rapidly that afternoon
in Linlaven. Within the vicarage all was
confusion and distress. When Clara recovered sufficiently to remember what had
happened���tlie reading of the paper���tbo
findingof the watch, which, she felt convinced, must have been her father's���tlie
terror-stricken face of Uncle Giles as the
report was read out���all came back to her
vividly, and the first use which she made
of her returning consciousness was to ask
ber husband to go and find thai old man
at once. Sho felt that she had read her
fate in bis face.
Captain Norham bad left ths house on
this errand, when his attention was arrested by a rider coming rapidly down the
drive from Brathrig Hall. It was .Mr.
Brookes. He had been summoned to tbe
death-bed of Dame Norham that morning,
and now he had ridden down to the vicarage lo say tbat all was over.
"What is to be done?" asked the Captain.
"Nothing can bc done, so far aa I can
see," replied the lawyer, "Linley will
have taken possession Iiy Monday, and tlie
estates will go to ft man who has scarcely
any reasonable claim to them, except that
he was remotely connected with the Nor-
hams by tho female line, and that the old
lady has made a will in his favour."
" But might not the will bc disputed ?���
Look here." And he took from his pocket
thc paper which Lawrence Dale had been
reading from. He opened it, pointed to tlie
paragraph, "Remarkable Discover)," and
passed it to the lawyer.
Mr. Brookes read the paragraph twice
ber again.''
And before the onlookers had limetotake
in the full significance of his words, he bad
made a dash forward into the red illumined
space, and disappeared within the doorway
of lhe burning edifice.
Clara, with lightning rapidity of perception, gathered fiom his words and his mad
action thut her child was there���within
these blazing walls. The knowledge was
too much for her already overstrained powers, and she sank back in her husband's
arms, like one dead.
Meanwhile, the crowd looked on with
breathless anxiety. They had seen the man
enter the red doorway, to struggle upwards
through the fiery furnace : should they
ever see him return ! " The stairs must be
burning," said one. " It is the foolhardi-
ness of a madman," said another. And as
yet there had been no sign from within the
building. From moment to moment the
flames belched forth in their red fury, and
at other times the whole building seemed to
be covered with a cloud of smoke and lire.
A few moments more elapsed, and there
was heard tho crashing of glass in the upper
storey, and through a gap in the curling
smoke the white hair of the brave old mail
was seen at the open window. A half-suppressed cheer burst from the crowd: but
the event was ton greatly fraught with
peril and anxiety for any long indulgence in
They heard his voice up there at the window. "The child is here,'' he cried; "but
tbo stair is burning, and I cannot return
that way. Send me up a rope.��� There I"
And he ilur.ga ball of cord from the window
out amongst the crowd, retaining the loose
end of the ball in his hand. "Fasten a rope
to it," he shouted again; "and for the bairn's
sake be quick."
Almost in shorter timo than we can tell
it, a rope was made fast to the cord, and
Giles was drawing it up towards him.   Tbe
, ,, , ,       ��� | people awaited  with  breathless suspense
over carefully, and not without some ex-, tm he r(.appeared at the window. At last
pressions of astonishment. " Extraordinary _ *10 *, thorei The child is in his arms,
-startliug-watch belonged to .one Arthur, ,rapped up ������ somo Iarg(! covering for
N.seby-rea name Arthur Norham���the itsbetter protection. He leans forward for a
first clue we have got to all this mystery.-! mclliellt to w.,(ch whe��� t||e lowcl, wlmiowg
But, George, he said, turning to the are olear of flil .,.������ then thc child is
Captain, "this may all come to nothing, j been l0 be descending through thc air.
V\e cannot tell whether Arthur Norham is Quil.kly bnt yet cautiously, does lhe old
dead or alive���or, if dead, when he died. " ....
Then where are we!"
Captain Norham narrated to him what he
o God is fleeter. It ha'come up wi' me
1 now, and I cannot die with the burden on
my soul."
His eyes moved slowly round the room
until they rested on Lawrence Dale, and he
said to him: "Thou remembers what was
in the  paper thou read from, about the
I White Horst, and the finding of the watch!"
Lawrence nodded, but did not speak.
" Then my time ha' come, and I must tell
it all."
Wh'lc this was proceeding, Mr. Brookes
had got paper and ink in readiness ; and,
although the story was told by the dying
man in slow words, and after long intervals,
it was to the following offeit:
In that year of Revolutions, 1848, this
man, who now gave his name as lliles Barton had become a member of a society
which, although its aims were to benefit the
social condition of working men, was in
reality a secret and somewhat dangerous
combination. Tlio members were enrolled
under feigned names; and one of llicse
members was Arthur Nasoby. On one occasion, two or three years later, a riot broke
out in the streets, and Giles wrs seized
among olhers by the police ; whereupon
Nasoby had headed a rescue party, and carried the prisoners off while on their way to
the police office.
It was a time when Government was
very severe upon such offences; and Gil "
and Arthur Naseby Hod. Grateful for the
liberty which had thusboen secured tohim,
the former advised Nasoby to go tn  Stock
...... un,,,,  ,,p,,,i   orsay   ,��.,... umi.   il;u   iiuni
the lips of lbe dying man.
" Thou knows now," he said, " the story
o' my miserable life; and I feel easier in my
heart that I ha' told thee of it."
Clara went close up to him, and look his
hand "Giles," she said, "Esther Hales was
my mother."
" Thy mother I -Ah I" .And ho looked
as it a great light had burst iu upon him.
"Thou be Esther Hales child!-and Lucy
be thine?���little Lucy?"
Ho lay silent for a while, and then said I
"Ves, that be it. I knowed there was
summat about thy little Lucy as went beyond inc. I see it all now She ha' Esther
Hales's eyes���my Esther's.���And yet," he
added, looking at Clara as if in fear, "I
were the death o' thy father."
" And you have atoned for it," said Clara,
stooping and kissing the brow of the dying
man, "for you have saved my child���and
Some hours after, as tbey stood by the
bed-side, watching Ilis last moments, there
stole along upon the aunbright air the sound
of Linlaven bells���not harsh and dissonant,
as on yestereven, but sott and melodious,
like the winged messengers of peace and tor
givenesa. Once more, as on that other Sabbath morn came the clear melody of the
bells, tilling all the room with their sweet
jargoning ; and the eyes of the dying man
opened, and his lips were seen to move. He
was saying "Our Father!" Was ho once
more iu the old church at homo by his
mother's knee, witli liis hand in hers,  t'-e
horoiudi, in Vorkshire, where he would find ' sunshine and tlie pleasant music filling all
refuge witli Giles's aunt, Mrs. Hales.   He  the place?   Again   tlie penitential words
himself would take passage in a vessel as: are on his lips: " Forgive us our sins "	
a marine engineer, and leavo the country j And again a change lias come, "quick and
for some years. He gave Naseby a letter sudden-like." Bul not surely this time into
to his aunt, also a messige to his cousin | Darkness. Rather, let im hope, into the
Esther, his aunt's only child. Esther he I Day that knows no evening, into the Light
had loved from his boyhood, though he had   that has no eclipse.
never yet,spoken of it to her, for she was
well educated, and he but indifferently so;
yet he imagined there was ft sort of under-
" Unci.f. GILES."   That was the namehy
whicli they had known and loved him ; it is
landing between them, and fondly hoped j the name you may still sec carved upon the
that, by industry and success, he might I little headstone above his grave ; aud that
some time bo in a position to ask Esther ' grave is in the place winch of all places was
Hales to be his wife.   The winning of her; most pleasant to him -wilhin tbe sound of
man pay out the rope upon which depends
the life of this litlle burden, so precious to
hia heart,  A score of hands ate held up to
his wife had seen that afternoon as the re,,cive it. aml M L      ���, ga(elv rescllCli
aper was being read -tho agitation of the I aml laceil in hel. raother'sarms, tears might
old man who was a stranger in the place-1 httVe bcen Ecfn on many a Sl,nbiu.ne(1 ���,.������,
Before this had beeu more than done, it
was observed that lhe mar who had saved
the child, high up in that place of danger
and death, was attaching the rope to something within the building, and was himself
preparing to descend. The first part of the
descent on tho rope was made, hand over
hand, quickly and skilfully, "as if he had
been a sailor all his life."   So said an on-
also what he himself had seen in the church,
ns well as tl:c fact that this man, when in
his del'rium, had called Clara by hor
tiler's name.
" There is something strange, certainly,
in all this.���Go, George, and find this man,
ami bring him to the vicarage. Wo must
at least speak with him on llie matter."
Undo Giles was not to be found.   His
love had been the ambition of his life.
He remained abroad for nearly two years,
1 returning to England towards tlio end of
1853, when he wrote to Arthur Nasoby,
saying that he was most anxious to visit his
aunt and cousin, and asking if it was safe
for him yet to do so. He was afraid the
police had not forgotten him. In reply he
received a letter stating that inquiries had
\ quite recently been made in the town regarding him, and not in the meantime to
them beautiful bells," the Bella of Linlaven.
[the eno.]
cottage was empty. No oue had seen him looker, But just when he had reached the
since afternoon. "But, Captain," said Mrs. i windows of the second floor, the fall of some
Dale, " he often walks of an evening round ' portion of the interior sent a fierce volume
the licad of the lake to Langley Bridge, and. of Hame with a sutl'neating rush from the
he may ha' gone there now." shattered windows, half enveloping the de-
The Captain walked oil in the direction ! scending man. He was seen to make an un-
indicated; but he saw no ono. He reached ' steady clutch at the rope, but missed it;
the bridge, and stood for a little upon it, i and, to the horror of the spectators, in an-
meditating on the distracting events of the ! other second he had fallen heavily, with a
day.   The sun had now sol, and twilight. dull thud, to tho ground.
was rapidly deepening. I'lic silence was for
ft time unbroken save for the rushing sound
of tho brook as itswept beneath tiie bridge ;
then there came lhe sounds of hurrying
footsteps. In a few minutes a man appeared, shouting something whicli In the distance lhe Captain was unable to catch,  The
He saved others" came from amidst
the crowd in deep, tremulous tencs. It was
the Vicar who had spoken, standing there
with white uncovered head.
There was mounting and riding in Linlaven that night. A il etor had to be brought
man, however, instead of coming on straight j from a distance, as also a Justice of the
towards him, turned up by the road that ' Peace; for Mr. Brookes, with lawyer-like
led to the church ; and shortly thereafter, instinct, having been informed of all that
the hells rang out from the tower with un-' was known and suspected about the old
wonted violence and clamour. j man now lying once more unconscious on
ll at once occurred to Captain Norham his bed, thought it well to be prepared for
that fire had broken out somewhere. Littlo , any emergency that might arise. If this
did he know how terrible to his own heart man, as would appear from what had been
and Clara's the result of tbat fire might be. i seen by Clara and her husband that day,
When he entered thc village all was tur-, knew "Arthur Naseby," a clue might be
About Berries,
Presuming that you are going to plan
that strawberry bed this fall, instead of
delaying it until next spring, when it probably world not get done on account of
the pressure of other work, we wish to of-
taaiuiitt; nun, miu nut,   an    Laic   iiii-iLULiiiiLi   LU    .       * ��� ,    ,   ��� .. ,.
come nearer Stockbnrough than the village I 'er >'0U * few,br'ef Wttauk Do not
of Bromley, a fow miles to the south. Here try.t0�� many kinds ; select two or l.roo
he received a second letter from Arthur varieties, at the most, from the list of a
Nasebv, stating that the writer, after an trustworthy grower choosing such as seem
absence of two days, was returning homo ; )** lu***Pted ,?m* P.l,,T��', ���� g">wwg
to Stookborough, and would meet with bim 'for 1*..me use or for shipping. Some that are
on the following evening, after dark, at a
place indicated, between Stookborough aud
the While Horn Inn.
\    "He same," said the old man, addressing
Clara ; " and how can I tell thee what took ;
place between ns ? All these years, and all I      ,���,,,, ,       ,
fhe way home, I had been thinking of Esther: Profitable of the v,ery la,rSe ���**����� A,,m ��
Hales ; I had done well, and my heart was I have your ��ro1und ready w le�� tlle P-****ts
set upon winning her-more'n tongue can ! arrive>Tf�� ^ P1,. ���**���-��� flet l,c���>,,nt a*
tell. And when I found as how he had once. If not ready, then unpack and loosen
1 married her-the man who bad carried my It,le b��*!ohe8 ami Placo heu l,oota,m the
I lust message to hor-I think I mun ha'gone  ground^ some moist and shady place, or
excellent for the first purpose are almost
valueless for the last on account of their
poor carrying qualities. The Sharpless is
a berry that serves both uses well, but it
is not productive unless given high culture.
With this we think it tho best and most
moil,   commotion,  and  alarm.   The Old
Grange was on fire.   A woman was Hying
towards Lawrence Dale's collage.   It was
Lucy Norham's nurse.
"Oh, Lawrence," she cried,  "have you
found to some of the hidden mystery ot the
lost Arthur Norham's life.
Two hours elapsed hefore the doctor and
the magistrate arrived.   The lormer imme-
iately proceeded to examine into the in-
aeon our Lucy?  I have been out at tea at i jured man's condition, and after a time pro
Millridge Farm, and when I came home she
was not to be found."
"I ha' not seen her, lass,' replied Lawrence, as he walked oil' towards the fire;
"but thon may keep thy mind easy, Sho
bc safe enough somewhere with old Giles."
Captain Norham also hurried on towards
the burning edifice, in front of which every
living creature in the village had now congregated, tho women uttering loud exclamations of distress and alarm, and the men
hurrying hither and thither, vainly suggesting expedients for cheeking the fire.
When they saw Captain Norham approach,
they waited for his directing hand.
" We cannot save the old building," he
nonnced his injuries fatal. He might possibly live till morning, but could not live
long. |
Clara atood by the bedside, watching
with more than womanly solicitude. This
man, whoever lie was, and whatever he may '
have been, had saved the life of her child
at tbe cost of his own ; and as she thought
of this, and all his tender ways aforetime !
towards the little Lucy, her heart went out j
to him in deep love and compassion. I
Slowly tho hours moved on, one by one, I
and still the sufferer gave no sign of return- j
ing consciousness. The night passed, and
thc grey dawn began to show itself at tbo
window; whereupon Lawrence Dale raised j
said, after a quick survey of the situation} tlle Wind, extinguished the lamp, and al-1
" but its connection with the mill must be i lo'vefl lhe auft fl'esh "ght ,0 e,Uer ,he room- !
cut off," And under his orders, sonic I Gradually a flush of rosy brightness
wooden and othcr temporary structures'kindled in the eastern sky, and then tliaj
that had heen erected between the Grange | sun himself came up over the hills, shed-
and the mill were forthwith torn down and'ding a golden halo through the curtained |
removed with willing bands. Upon the j window on the pile lace resting there!
Old Grange itself the fire had already got j before them���so calm, yet so death-
ft firm hold : the ancient time-dried wood-1 like in its rigid lines.   Clara  thought of j
work of its floors, with the various com
bustiblo materials stored in it, fed the fire
that morning when she first looked upon it
���not more death-like  now than it  was
witli fierce rapidity, aud In au almost in- then; and a faint hope quivered in her
credibly abort space of time the flames had j breast for a moment, as she thought it pos-
burst forth from the lower range of win 'sible that he might yet live. Before she
dows, threatening tbo whole building with : was aware, she found tl.at be had opened
immediate destruction. his eves, and that they were resting full
In thia crisia Captain Norham felt a hand ! upon her,
on his arm.    It was Clara, with anxious     "Ah, Esther," he sail, in faint tones, "it
eyes, asking if no ono had seen Lucy,
" iMiaa Lucy ?" said a bystander. " She
will he wi' Uncle Giles. I saw her a-seek-
ing for bim i' the afternoon."
" No, ma'am," aaid a lad who had overheard the converaation ; " Miss Lucy be
not with Uncle Giles, for I saw him a-goin'
up the Fell more 'n an hour ago, and there
was no one wi' him."
be thee.   I knowed thou would find me at I
Then the eyea again closed, and he lay !
thus for some time.   When he once more
looked up, he seemed to recognize his surroundings, and aaked in an anxious voice :
"Where be little Lucy?   Ha' thou found
"Yes," replied Clara.   "Thanks to you,
" Oh, my child," cried Clara,  " where j Giles, she is sleeping safe and sound iu her
can she he?" And she looked at the door'litlle crib."
of the burning huil.ling, as if she even dar-1    "Thank Heaven, and not me, missus.   It
ed go into the jaws of death itself in quest wero me as left her in danger; and hor
of  her  child,    ''nptain  Norham stepped I death would ha' been another burden on
forward in order todraw his wife back Irom my soul.   God knows I ha' enough."
the crowd.    At that moment, a tall man,     A look from Mr. Brookes to Clara indicat-
with uncovered head, and while hair
Streaming in tbe wind, dashed in amongst
ll, was Uncle Giles,
Clara was at bis sido in an instant. "Oh,
Giles," she cried, wiih wild eagerness,
"have you seen our Lucy ?''
" Ves," ho replied, and there was a kind
of prut ei natural calmness in his demeanour,
liko that of a man who has suing himself
up lo llu> doing nl' i> jjrout ucLuu--" yea, 1
cd that the time had come when she might
uow speak.
She went forward to thc bedside and
aaid softly : "Giles, you have twice called
uie Esther, and I am wondc-ing why."
A Strange look passed over the man's
face, ae if he were suddenly brought into
touch with some great sorrow ; but he remained silent- He lay thus for a little ;
then, as if communing with himself, he
said ; " It weie true as I'uO preacher said:
stark mad, I mun ha' threatened him ; for
he throwed his arms around me to keep iue
, from striking him; but in my madness I
j shook him otf, dashing him to the ground.
We were on the road by the river-bank ;
! uud when he staggered from me, and fell,
' he rolled down the bank into the river. The
'nightwas dark, and I could not see him,
and, thc river waa in higli flood. I only
heard the splash in the water, and his wild
cry.���Thia brought me summat to mysen,
and I saw the terrible thing I had done. I
had been the death of the man who had been
my friend till this wild love o' mine for
. Esther Hales cam ��� between us.
| I ran wildly along tbe water's edge; but
nowt o' my old mate could I see. 1 called
for help, but no one came. I said, "I am a
murderer !" A great fear came upon me,
and I turned and ran off through the darkness, I knowed not where. At last I saw
lights. It was the White Horse, and I
went in. There were voices loud in the
bar-room; but no mun ha' seen me, and I
went into the Blue Room. In the light of
the fire, what was my horror to find a watch
dangling at the end of a bit of a chain that
had fixed itself to a button of my coat? It
was the watch o' the man whose death I
had been! I could scarce handle it, for it
looked in my eyes as if red wi' blood, and I
a'moat sickened at the sight of it. I tore it
from ils fastening, and looked about to see
where I could hide it. There was a broken part in the wainscoting, and I dropped
it down there, and rushed from tlie house.
"Ah, that runnin' away was the one
great mistake o' my life! But I could
not go ba:k to Stookborough, and look
on Esther Hales, and know that I
bad been the death o' the man who
loved her���the man, too, as was my friend,
I fled ; and summer and winter, from year
to year, I lift' been trying to fly from mysen
ever since. How I wished to die that night
in the storm on the Fell! Vet bore in Linlaven, Ilia' been ii'most happy���happier
than I ba'been for all these thirty years;
for I found folks aa wero kind to mc ; and I
loved thee���and thy bairn. But thocoat-of-
arms on the tombstone in tho church gave
me ft great Bcare ; for they were tho same
as was on the last letter Arthur Naseby
wrote mc. And when tho story was read
from the paper o' the finding o' the watch,
I said to mysen': " I will fly from my fate
no longer," und was agoiu' to tramp to
Stookborough, to give mysen1 up, when the
bells called mo back, I knowed whore thy
little Lucy wiib, and 1 could not leave hor
to perish."
Clara asked him if he had still Arthur
Naseby's letters.
He put bis hand into his breast and pulled out the littlo leather case. Thero first
fell out the tress of fair hair ho hud shorn
from Lucy's bead, which ho held out hia
hand to receive back, and pressed to
his lips; and then two letters. Both,
thc Vicar saw at once, were in the handwriting of Arthur Norham, The latest
one, in whicli he had named the final and
faUal place of meeting, was curiously
enough, written on thc back of the lust letter which the Vicar nad written to Arthur
beforo his disappearance, and which had the
Norham arms stamped upon it. Arthur's
letter was dated, "Christmas Eve, 1853,"
" That is sufficient whispcrcdMr. Brookes
to the Captain; "it forma indisputable
proof that Arthur Norham was alive after
the timcof his father's will. We can beat
oil' Linley now, and the estates aro safe."
But Clara heard nothing of  this.   She
Wherever the Pennsylvania K. H. builds
a now bridge it will bo observed that provisions arc made for aix tracks.
Thc Pennsylvania is showing its confidence iu compound locomotives by adding
new ones of this kind to its complement �����
fast as they ure turned out.
According to a published guide to the
railroads of the United States there are, or
lately were, seventeen different gauges in the
country, varying from two feet to five feet
seven inches in width.
The longest railroad in the world is 1'ie
Canadian Pacific, thc main line of wbieh is
nearly 3,000 miles long.
A lad at Buckingham Station, on the
Belvidere Delaware, railroad, greatly annoys
the engineers by sitting on the track until
the engine is almost on top of him. The
trouble might be abated by allowing tbe bo/
to sit still until the train passes.
The Hudson river tunnel is within I.8S4
feet of being finished und yet the work has
been abandoned for a year for lack of funds
to prosecute it. Steps will be taken to reorganize the company here. The English
stockholders will appoint a trustee.
else puddle the roots in mud and lay them
away in the cellar sprinkling the plants oc-
occasionally to keep them moist. For
planting, select ft moist soil, but not
a spot that is shaded at all by trees or
biddings, Good fruit and plenty of it is
produced only by the free action of the
sun. Have the ground thoroughly manured and then plowed deeply. A coating of
rich stable manure, four to six inches deep,
is not too much to turn under. Then run
a sub-soil plow in the furrows, loosening the ground to ft depth of lfi inches.
Tbis will give good feeding ground for tbe
roots, and soil will be in condition to retain
moisture���an absolute essential to profitable strawberry culture. In planting,
prevent the roots from being exposed at ali
to the sun or the wind. Put them in the
earth while fresh and moist. Plant iu the
evening if you can, and then protect for two
or three days by shading them with heavy
leaves, say of cabbage or rhubarb, or paper
twisted into the shape of a funnel or cornucopia does very well, but ia more apt to
blow away. For either field or garden
culture we think the best method is to
plant in rows three feet apart, tbe plants
one foot apart in the row, and then let the
suckers root until a continuous matter row
is formed. Keep this trmmed to a width
ot one foot, give clean cultivation in the
open spaces until winter comes, and then
mulch well with coarse manure. In this
way you will get a profitable bed well
Rod raspberries, for field culture, should
be planted in rows aix feet apart, with the
plants three feet apart in the row. This
will require about '2,400 plant3 to an acre.
Black-caps require more room, as they have
a more vigorous habit ot growth. Mako
those rows seven feet apart, with the plants
three feet distant. Thus an acre will require i,"7o plants. Autumn planting of
black-cups ia not recommended, as it is hatd
to make them live if the weather turns dry.
Wolves Fought With the Bayonet.
LiiBt year a pack of man-eating wolves
did so much damage ill the Hoshftngabftd
district that Government took special Bteps
for their extermination. Meerut is now suffering from a similar wolf plague. In the
early part of June a hoy was killed and
mangled by wolves, and a woman attacked
and badly bitten. Since then another woman
who was loading a kid along a road haa
beon attacked, as well as two men in a curt,
and a grass-cutter, all of whom, however,
escaped. The wolves, eight in number, seem
to have no fear of man, and on Juno '.'5 a
couple of wolves attacked and bit a grass-
cutter slightly, and badly bit his old mother
in tho arm. The woman has been sent to
the hospital, and is still under treatment.
The attack was made in the compound of an
officer, and in the middle of the British infantry lines, Tlie wolves were not to be
frightened off easily, aud they returned
again and again to the assault. The shouting and noise became so great that the
guard turned out with fixed bayonets, aud
thon the brutes made off. Thoy returned
tbo following night, but did no harm, So
great is the alarm that native servants refuse to go out alone alter dusk. The bodies
of ten wolves killed in the district were
brought into Meerut on June 27.
The stability of electric locomotives at
high speeds is much greater than that-of
steam locomotives and therefore i here is less
chance of derailment.
Notes on Science and Industry,
A writer in the Ironmonger expresses the
opinion that steel is liable tu be changed by
tlie actiou of time, unaided by any external,
mechanical, or chemical influence, and, in
support of his view that time alone appears
to be sufficient to produce these changes, bo
cites several examples oi failures which have
occurred within his own experience, some
flat steel plates cracking spontaneously, and
others on being tested by dropping. Mention
is made of numerous boiler piates that cracked after the boilers had been at work for
years, and weeks after the steam pressure
had been reduced and the water run out,
and this too, in face of every boiler being
tested to double its working pressure when
now. Auother instance is the cracking of
hardened armor-piercing steel shells several
months after their delivery to purchasers,
this being attributed to the after effects of
the hardening process���though, if independent of time,the shells ought to crack during
the operation or not at all. Such peculiarities are presumed to be caused chiefly by
tlie unequal tension of the metal, whether
duo to the process of oil hardening or to
some other fact. It is well known that some
cutlery manufacturers prefer to keep their
cast-stool ingots two or three years before
working them up, their experience demonstrating that the steel is thereby improved.
It has recently been pointed out that few
of the industrial occupations, as at present
pursued, exceed in unhealtlifulness that of
the potter���that, or. joining the trade, the
mortality is low, but after the age of 35
years, it is far above the average. In England this mortalit/ has been especially
noticeable, it being exceeded only by coat-
ermongei'8, miners and hotel servants.
This liigh death rate, indeed, in thiB
speciality, has led the Register-General of
England to seriously consider what, if anything, may bc considered a remedy. It is
claimed for America that in this respect the
potters are much better oif, workingasthey
do in factories that arc larger, better lighted and ventilated, and where the 'ise of
anthracite coal so universally prevents the
smoky atmosphere which surrounds the
English pottery districts. There is certainly
no doubt of the correctness of the statement
that it is not so much the physical labor
that injures the potter as it 'is the dust
arising from the materials on which ho
At one of the principal lead mines in
Brussels, the Meokernich, some special features have been introduced, for not only is
the mine electrically lighted, but a current
is used throughout for economy of labor.
An enormous quantity is daily raised���more
than .'i,0OO tons���but so perfect are the automatic arrangemenIs tbat only twenty-rive
hands are required for this great output.
A peculiar appliance is in vogue which haa
proved a great convenience, and it ia thought
is destined to quite general adoption.
When a wagon of ore is tipped at the shaft's
mouth electric contract is made in the tipping and a small needle in tbe office makes
a rod mark on a band of paper revolving by
clockwork, the object of tiiis being not ao
much to give automatically thc number of
wagons tipped, as to show at a glance that
the hauling is proceeding regularly; the
paper band is divided into half hours" for a
week throughout, a-'d, at tbe end of the
week'a work, it is clearly aeon and known
at once what number of wagons h ve beeu
tipped on any day and at any lime.
Some valuable experiments have been
made at one of the most extensive manufacturing and engineering plains in Boston
relating to the resistance to the Uow of air
through pipes at a high velocity. These
experiments show that a single opening of a
given area is vastly more effective to conduct steam or air thau the same area divided into small separate apertures. It is evident that a long, thin opening will not
carry the same amount of steam tbat a
wider and shorter opening will when of the
same area���or, if two openings have the
same area, the one which has thc width and
length more nearly the same will carry the
larger amount of steam in a given time and
at a given pressure. Again, as locomotives
arc now built only a fraction of tlie total
Weight is utilized at Bpeeds above forty
miles per hour ; hence an increased weight
is not necessary to pull heavy trains at high
Bpeeds aftor tbey have attained speed.
There is also steam capacity in the ordinary
locomotive to furnish the steam required to
do heavy express work. The only meatus,
therefore, of increasing tlie power of express locomotives at speed is to increase
the mean effectivr pressure in the cylinders,
and to do tbis tlierc is no surer way, it ia
asserted, than to increase the outside lap
and the travel of the valve.
One of the decided advances of late in the
photographic industry ia th: production of
a plate-coating machino aa u substitute for
coating such plates by hand���the well known
slow process of pouring the emulsion over
thegiasa from a graduate or dipper. In thia
new machine the plates are fed to an endless
belt or carrier, thc lower part ol the belt
riming through ice water: the plate passes
under the coating apparatus, and out at the
other end of thc machine, evenly coated,
and with tbe emulsion so thoroughly chilled
that thc plates are ready for standing on end
to dry. The coating of the plates by this
meana is almost ftt rapid as cards can be fed
into a job printing press. The work h is to
be done in the dimmest of ruby lights, how-
ever, owing to the extreme sensitivenesa of
the emulsion to while light. Nothing in the
English photographic methods and appliances, it is stated, at ali equals this uni-ifle
American device for the purpose intend**. Cl}i> ftootenay Star
���fl. MoOutoheon,       R- W. Northey,
Proprietor Editor.
S.VTTJRPAY SF.PT. 21, ism*
We notice from n five-line advertisement in the Nelson  Minki; thet
the opening of tenders for constrnot-
ing the rond from Nukusp to Slooan
Lako has heen postponed to the 22ml
inst.   This is just, what might have
been expected.   Tt shows that Mr.
Fitzfltiiblia' primitive method of advertising did not answer the pnrpose
that gentlemnn intended, nnd instead
.of saving a few cents he muy have
tn spend more llinli n proper minuter
.of advertising would huvo entailed in
the first institnei'.   It w very likely
bo got no tenders, as contractors
usually rend   tho  newspapers,  and
would scaroely waste time to peruBe,
even if tbey noticed, scraps of written
pupor tucked on to poBt-oiHoe doors
in oliRcnro villngi's, hiicIi uu the heart
of this zealous official delighteth in.
If no tenders were Rent in it servos
Mr. FitzBtubba right, nnd it should
tench him a lesson that the most,
profitable medium for advertising is
,the newspaper,
[addressed to the eoitob. ]
���The Editor cannot be responsible for the
opinions expressed by correspondents,
An Unmerited Insult.
���Sir,- I beg to draw tbe notice of
yourself and readers to tbe gratuitous
insult thrown at our member (Mr.
Kellie) by that reprint of stale news
end anoient jokes, yclept tbe Nelson
" Miner," viz.; that it was necessary,
in order to bring anytbiug to tiie
notice of the Legislature, to do it hy
means of petitions "bo long as Mr.
Kellie was member."
Now bad tbe editors of tho above
mentioned "newspaper" (save tho
mark I) known anything about Mr.
Kellie's action iu regard to tbe new
mining laws of last session thoy
would soarcely have proclaimed their
ignorance so glaringly Tho ouly
extenuation tbey can offer in exeuse
for suoh a false aud malicious assertion is tbe faet that, being new to tbe
country, tbey have been led astray
by some bitter opponent of the member for West Kootenay .���Yuurs truly,
���Illecillewaet, Sept. 22nd, 1892.
Merchant lfiiliers, Moosomin, Assa.
nu<tiiiant*ummmm*ma��*mmmmmi*mm*M.jai*si.'i mmmm&aamtmuaaaaamamaaaam$
Look Out I Ask for Prices! Examine Goods!
B It A N 1) S i-
Dealers in all kinds of
Prioes given Sucked or in Bulk.     Tbe finest  quality of OATMEAL
aud CORNMEAL oan be obtained in uny sized Hiioks.
Quotations oheerfully furnished on application.
11.   Ns   CoURSiER'S
, mm,
Special Attention (fivei. to the British Columbia Trade.
Moosomin, N.W.T. and 25 Spark St. Ottawa, Ont.
The MacArthur-Forrest
Miners' Supplies.
Revelstoko Station Post Office.
The following is an extract from a
letter written bv Mr. J. Warduer of
ppokane, wbo is largely interested in
���the mining industry in W<*��t Koote-
nay, respecting the groat necessity
pf opening up roadB for tbe ehipmeut
jof ores: "I would further impress
upon you the necessity ol  nr*ririjr
immediate aotion in the construction
pf the wagon road between Nalinsp
and Slooan Lake.   I um certain ihe
Nakusp route is the cheaper one.
|3ati Francisco is tho best market for
(Slooan bad and silver ores.   They
offer me New York rule* for lead ami
silver, less the usual diBOonnt ami a
enielting charge o( 87. f>0. Tha reason
for this is tbat clean lead ores, bearing neither zinc  nor antimony or
silica, are very scarce in San Fran-
joisco, caused hy the competition of
the Salt Lake Oity smellers.   Now
��3an Francisoo smelters take about
20,000 tons por year for I'acilic ('oast
ponsumption, ana therefor.- have no
freight to pay on bullion tu New
York, which freight, the Helena and
Great Palls smelters do pay, and
charge to us,   In fact, we can save
#17.50 on each ton by shipping to
{San Francisco   via  Revelstoke ami
Vancouver, and shall do so.   Thia is
satisfactory, as I have ueen anxious
to make some arrangement whereby
the C.P.It. oould reap sonic lieuetit
for the interest they bav�� taken in
the district.   I can move at present
Jhree to four tons daily, and when
the snow comes we cim increase tins
to about twenty Ions daily.  Wa have
now between 700 and 80o ton- Baokeil
at .Sloean Lake, and oan s.ick leu tons
a day as quick as wn can move it.
Every prospect that I have examined
lately only strengthened my opinion
that the Sloean country will be the
greatest freight producer that has
ever beon discovered.   The grade of
the lead and silver, considering lhe
vast size of tho veins, ih unparalleled
The shipment of ow to Helena from
the Freddie   Loo  averages  78 per
pent, lead, being of  higbivr grade
than any lot of crude ore or uonoeu
tratos ever received at that smelter.
Work is now being sotively carried
pn at the Sloean Star, Blue Dud,
Lucky .Tim,  Idaho,   World's   Fair,
Wonderful, Dardanelles, Monl"/nina,
Payne and Wellington   Wean now
working six men on Ihe stimv road to
Now Denver and   have ij7IK) subscribed to pnt It through."
boots & shos:s,
Stoves. Tinware, Crockery, G-la&sware, Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes.
Bakery in connection with Store.
The time tor trials is past. Immense success iu South
Africa and over all parts of the world. Plant for experimenting ou ores up to oue ton i.s uow working,
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co.,
Bevelatuke Station.
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Railway Men's Requisites.
Charmingly situated on tbe bank of
tb.' rirer, on the principal street,
i'l, .��� to tbe posl office and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
First clasH Table, Rood Beds,
N 0 T I U JS.
MlLlalNF.HY ANll MaNTMB     A hirgl!
assortment of the latent Millineiy
��nd Mantlen will bo opened np next
���weok at H. N Coursier's,
Tbo aim in the mannfaiitnie of
MeBsra. Tiickott & Son's " Myrtle
Navy" tobacco i�� to develope mnl
rotain Ihe natural aroma ol the to-
bacao. Tlim requites groat skill and
a knowleilgo of vory interesting
chemical luw.i, but the results attained arc vastly suporior to all
forms of ilavoriug extracts.
SITTINGS of the County Court of
j Kootonay will be held at the follow
ing plnoefl, viz.:
At Donald on WKnNKsnAT, the I2lh
dny of October, 1892,
At Revelstoke on Hati rday, the
16th day of October, 1892
At NhIbou on Ti'ksmav, lbe 1Mb
day of Ootober, 1892.
Ily oommiuid,
Provinoinl Seoretary.
provincial Beorotary's Ollloo,
Ilih Beptombor, 1892,
J. E.WALSH & Co.,
Clearing Charges paid on
Freight for Sloean Lake.
Hav and Grain for sale
General C mmission
Passengers billed through from
I'm Coupon Tickets apply to
Furniture & Undertaking.
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds. &c.
C. k K.N'uv.
After Si x o'olook every evening
hairiness will im narri <l ��n at the
Station (in llowson's ini'" store),
All orders by mail or
express promptly
All descriptions of
gold and silver.
VV. A. JO WETT, Notary I'ublic. T. L. HAIG, Notary Public.
Mhiiiin, 'I'inilM'i'
and   Lteal   Bgtato Brokers ami General
Commission Agents.
Oonvoyancos, Agreements, BillBof Sale, Mining Bonds, etc., drawn up.
Henta mnl Accounts Collected ; Mining Claims Bought and Sold ; Assess,
ment work ou Mining ('laiins Attended to ; Patents Applied fur, Ji!to��� Eto.,
laiits on Townsito of Iievelstoke for .Sale and Wanted, Agents for Miuiug
ilacliinerv, lite,


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