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No. 13.
(form f.)
Cebtificate of Improvements.
Lanark Mineral Claim, Illecillewaet,
West Kootenay Distriot.
Take notice that I, N. P. SNOW-
DON, free miner's certificate No.
40129, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Gold
Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.
^ud further take notice, that ad-
Terse claims must be sent to the Gold
Commissioner and aotion commenced
before the 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 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 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 Now Denver
by a
trail 18 miles in
length, and is bound to
speedily become a  place of
considerable wealth and importance.
Townsite maps and all information
as to purchase of lots can be obtained
Plans and Specifications drawn up for
persons intending to build.    Seasoned Lumber always ou hand.
Eancy Work, Turned and
Soroll Work executed
neatly.   A fine selection Picturo
Furniture Made nnd 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 j everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; fire proof safe,
F. MoCarth?  -        ���   -   Peop.
First-olass Temperance House.
Board and Lodging $5 Per Week,
meals, 25c.    BEDS 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords first class accommodation.
To take Effect June 30th, 1892.
Columbia and Kootenay
Steam Navigation Co.
Arrow Lakes and Columbia
Biver Route Steamers.
Steamer will leave Revelstoke at 4
a.m. every Monday and Thursday
for Robson, Trail Creek and Little
Dalles, returning to Revelstoke on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Close connection made with Cana
dian Paciflo Railway at Revelstoke,
Columbia k Kootenay Railway at
Bobson for Nelson, and Spokane Falls
k Northern Railway at Little Dalles
for Spokane Falls, Wash.
Str. Nelson leaves Nelson for Pilot
Bay, Ainsworth nnd Kaslo at 8 a.m.
on Tuesdays and Fridays, returning
via these ports same day.
For Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo
and Bonner's Ferry at 8 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays. Returning,
leaves Bonner's Ferry for Pilot Bay,
Ainsworth, Kaslo and Nelson at 3 a.ni.
on Mondays and Thursdays.
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 $40, $45, $50, $60, $70, $80 upwards.
Intermediate, $25; Steerage, $20.
Passengers ticketed through to all
points in Great Britain and Ireland, and
at specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revel8tok""*j
or to Robert Kerr, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
An English Nurse of 15 years' experience is desiroUB of attending ladies
during sickness. First - class references.���Apply office of this paper.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, B.C.
Silver, Gold or Lead, eaoh.... $1.50
do. combined   8.00
Silver and Lead    2.50
Silver and Gold    2.00
Silver and Copper    3.50
Silver, Gold and Copper    4.00
Silver, Gold, Lead and Copper   5.50
Other prices ou application.
Certificates   forwarded  per
return of mail.
Boots & Shoes made to
Harness Leather Kept in Stock.
Myrtle Navy
Ripans Tubules: ouo gives relief.
T. & B.
In Bronze Letters.
Mr. A. S. Farwell was a passenger
to Robson on Monday's boat.
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow in the Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, evening at 7.30.
All are cordially invited.
Mr. W. F. Teetzel, druggist, of
Nelson, formerly of Revelstoke, has
been in town sinoe Wednesday, arriving up on str. Columbia.
There will be a free icecream social
and oonoert in the Methodist churoh
next Thursday evening at 7.30. All
are invited.   No collection.
Mr. I. T. Brewster, station agent
at Revelstoke, who has been on a
business trip to tbe lower country,
returned on Wednesday's boat.
There will be Sunday-school tomorrow afternoon in the school
house in connection with the Churoh
of England.   All will be welcome.
Geo. Laforme brought his pack-
horses up from Nakusp by last
Saturday's boat, and equestrianism
has been popular during the week.
Mr. Stewart, C. P. R. engineer,
who has oompleted the survey of the
proposed line from Revelstoke to
Nakusp, came op on Wednesday's
Mr. Ed. Thomas brought in two
oarloads of cattle from Calgary on
Wednesday, which were shipped the
same evening for Nelson on the str.
Mrs. Alex. Lindquist and family
���nd Mrs. P. Wilson returned home
on Wednesday from a three weeks'
visit to the Hot Springs, on Upper
Arrow Lake.
Tbe Dominion Government is advertising for tenders to out timber
on tbe sonth-east quarter of Sec. 20,
Township 22, Range 11. See advt.
in tbis issue.
Servioe will be held by the Rev.
T. Paton in the Presbyterian church
to-morrow evening at 7.30. Prayer
meeting at Mr. Paton's house on
Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Mr. L. R. Johnson, master mechanic, Paciflo Division, C.P.R., at
Vancouver, and Mrs. Johnson, came
up on the Columbia on Wednesday,
and left for the coast the same night.
The steamer built for tbe Slooan
Lake traffio, which has been waiting
two or three months for her engines,
will probably be running inside of a
month, as the machinery is now en
route from the Doty Engine Co., of
Mr. John Cameron, agent for J.
B. McLean, Trade Journal publisher,
Toronto, was in town yesterday. He
is on his way east from a business
trip to the ooast cities, where he has
obtained liberal orders for the whole
of his journals.
Mr. Ernest Dnnderdale, special
agent for the Royal Fire Insurance
and the Standard Life Assurance
companies, is on a business trip to
the Kootenays, and reports things
as being brisk in his line. He will
visit Donald, Golden and Nelson.
Mr. J. M. Kellie and party, who
went to the Northeast Arm last week
in a rowboat, arrived back on Wednesday's steamer and left for Illecillewaet yesterday. It was understood their intention was to reach
Fish Creek by way of the new trail
from the Arm.
We wish to eall the attention of
our friends in the Lardean and Fish
Creek districts to the advertisement
of Mr. Pellew Harvey, of Golden, on
tbis page. He is a thoroughly competent assayer, having had many
years' experience with all kinds of
ores. Prospectors can rely on a
true assay from Mr. Harvey, und we
hope they will send their samples to
a local man.
It is stated on reliable authority
that the oonstrnotion of tbe first section of the Revelstoke and Nakusp
Railway is to be oommenoed at onoe.
This section is from here to the
Northeast Arm, 25 mileB, and for
whiob $3,200 per mile has been appropriated by the Dominion Govern"
ment. It is also stated that six miles
(from here to the big sandbar) will
be completed this fall.
It the publio are fairly and faithfully dealt with tbey will oome to
appreciate it sooner or later. This
fact is well illustrated in the experience of Messrs. Tuokett k Son
with their well-known Myrtle Navy
tobacco. Throughout the manufacturers of T. k li. have stood firmly
by their original idea to give the
publio the best artiole possible at
the lowest possible price, and in tho
largo demand for thoir tobacco the
publio have manifested their appreciation.
Ripans Tabules euro constipation.
Ripans Tabules: a family remedy.
Ripans Tabulos cure headache.
Marriage of Bliss Ida Stone.
Beccption by licr Parents.
On Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs.
John Stone gave a reoeption, whioh
was attended by a large number of
friends, on the occasion of tbeir
youngest daughter's marriage, whioh
took place the previous Wednesday
with Mr. Charles G. Abrahamson,
Rev, C. Ladner, Methodist minister,
officiating. The youug couple left
on tbe str. Columbia early Thursday
morning for a trip down river, and
returned Saturday afternoon. The
reoeption was hold in the protty
dwelling-house rooently erected by
Mr. E. Fletcher, builder, adjoining
the Central Hotel. The new house,
whioh will be the future residenoe
of the young oouple, is very nicely
furnished and handsomely finished
inside. The balustrade in the hallway is massive and tastefully carved,
the stairway wide and easy, with
high, dark wainsooting, the upper
walls being oovered with tiled marble paper. All the ceilings are of
varnished cedar and of good height,
The rooms are very pretty, with walls
of dark brown wainscot and heavy
green and gold paper of an elegant
pattern, while the floors are oovered
with rich tapestry and Turkey oar-
pets. The front room has a full-
width bay window, making a large
addition to its area, while a handsome cornice pole with massive rings
and curtains of lace and damask oan
be utilised to shut out the window
extension, and make tbe room oosier
during the cold weatber. Elegant
swinging lamps cast a soft, mellow
light whioh is' very grateful to the
eyesight. The house contains seven
rooms, and is probably the prettiest
and best finished residenoe to be
fonnd in the mountains.
The visitors were reoeived by Mr.
and Mrs. Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Abrahamson, Miss Mattie Stone and Air.
Albert Stone, sister and brother of
the bride. Among the guests were
the Rev. C. and Mrs. Ladner, Mr.
and Mrs. G. H. Williams, Mr. and
Mrs. H. N. Coursier, Mr. and Mrs.
F. Fraser, Mr. and Mrs, R. Howson,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kirkup, Mr. and
Mrs. T. Steed, Mrs. Hatberley, Mrs.
Balleguard, Miss C. Howson, Miss
E. Laduer, Mies Graham, Miss Mo-
Lean, Miss A. Brown, Miss Hamilton, Miss Hatberley, Messrs. W. M.
Brown, D. Cowan, O. H. Allen, P.
M. Walker, Geo. Laforme, J. F.
Ableu, P. Petersen, ti. Hamilton, J.
Nelsou, C. Lindmark, A, Abraham-
son, G. Barber, F. G. Christie, J.
Abrahamson, J. Sutherland, R. W.
Northey and E. Fletcher.
During the evening Mr. Ahlen
presided at the organ and gave a
Swedish song, while Miss Mattie
Stone read an ode in Swedish which
had been composed by Mr. Ahlen
for the occasion.   Mrs. Kirkup gave
a few nioe selections, and Messrs.
Barber and Northey entertained the
company,with songs, banjo soIob and
a reoitation. Frnitandconfeotionery
were handed aronnd, and about half-
past eleven the company adjonrned
to the dining-room of the Central
Hotel adjoining, where a oold collation had been prepared under tbe
direotion of Mr. John Abrahamson.
Mr. O. H. Allen occupied the ohair,
and a nioe toast list had been provided for, but owing to tbe nearness
of the Sabbath morning it was not
carried ont. -(The toast of "Tbe
Bride" was proposed by Mr. Northey, who said he accepted it as a
great honor to be called npon to propose the chief toast of the evening,
but he could not help thinking there
were older friends of Mrs. Abraham-
son present who wonld be better able
to do justioe to it than he oonld.
Whether the friends were new ones
or old ones tbey all bore testimony
to the kindheartedness and amiability
displayed by Miss Stone over sinoe
ber arrival among them, and it did
not need a very long acquaintance
to find out tbat a loving and amiable
disposition was a oharming characteristic habitual to her.   The love
displayed towards her by her father,
mother, brother and sister spoke
volumos, and testified as to her true
worth muoh more strongly than any
praise from an outsider oould do.
In very many marriages the poor old
father and mother had to bear the
pain of parting from a beloved ohild,
perhaps for years, maybe for ever;
but in tbis oase Mr. and Mrs. Stone
wonld not lose a daughter, but would
The Street Improvements.
Tbe grading of the streets both at
the station and the lower town has
now been oompleted, about a mile
and half having been reconstructed.
Needless to say the appearance of
both sections of the town is greatly
improved, especially Main - street,
wbioh has been levelled and gravelled for its whole distance, and tho
unsightly hollows where tbe water
collected more than a foot in depth in
wet weather are now things of tbe
past, But tbe road is heavy for
traffio, the toplayer of gravel (which
by the by is 99 per cent, sand) is
poor stuff for roadmaking, and is
already being ground to line powder
which tbe first high wind will carry
away to other scenes in the form
of dust clouds. While speaking of
Main street we would like to ask if
the job is finished. If so, who is to
remove tbe eartb, roots and boulders
** hioh were thrown on tbe north side
of the street while the work was in
operation? It is trne there is no
sidewalk there, hut a great many
people use tbat side of the street, of
necessity as well as choice, but the
litter left by tbe workmen has left it
almost impassable. One other defect
is that the side streets are not graded
to tbe new level of Main-street. We
trust these drawbacks will speedily
be remedied. The top of the bill at
the toboggan slide has been taken off
and the road widened, rendering tho
ascent much easier. Just below tbe
Central Hotel a new short street has
been made from Main-street to tbe
Station-road, and the old thoroughfare will be elosed to traffio, as it
passes through private proporty. In
front of the Court House tbe sidewalk has been levelled and nicely
gravelled, and the water will readily
drain off, as it is eighteen inches
above tbe roadway. A wood kerb
has been placed on the outer edge of
tbe sidewalk all along the Government lot and in front of the Central
Hotel���at tbe owners' expense. Mr.
W. Cowan, Mr. W. M. Brown, Mr.
J. P. Sutherland and Messrs. Abrahamson Bros, provided teams and
men gratuitously for the work, aod
contributions have been collected
from residents on Main-atreet to
belp defray the cost, the Government grant of 8400 not being enongh
- or rather, we understand, some of
tbe $400 appropriated for this particular portion of the work was used
for tbe improvements at tbe station.
Have the residents at tbe station
been asked to subscribe anything
towards tbe new roads? If not, why
not? The greatest improvement
noticeable is tbe new street running
parallel with the railway track from
the Union Hotel to the station, which
must prove of tbe utmost convenience to all vehicular traffio. But
loose sand is not a comfortable thing
to walk on, therefore pedestrians nse
the old thoroughfares as much as
gain a son.   (Applause.)
After Mr. C. Abrahamson and Mr.
Stone had returned thanks, Mr, G.
Barber proposed "The Health of the
Bridegroom," whioh was drunk with
musical honors. Shortly after midnight the National Anthem was snng
by the whole company, and thon tbe
guests departed with earnest wishes
for the happiness and welfare of the
young oouple. Tbe bride received
a number of presents, but limited
spaoo forbids our giving a list.
Mr. and Mrs, Abrahamson, as woll
as Mr. and Mrs. Stone, desire to
return their most sincere thanks to
all tbe friends who were present at
their reoeption on Saturday last.
Tenders for a Permit to ent
timber on Dominion Lands
in the Province of British
to tbe undersigned and marked
on the envelope " Tender for a permit
to cut timber, to be opened on the>
3rd of October, 1892," will be received
nt this Department until noon on
Monday, the 3rd day of October next,
for a permit to cut timber on southeast quarter of Section 20, Township
22, Range 11, west of the 6th Meridian, in the said Province.
The regulations under which a permit will be issued may be obtained at
this Department, or at the ollice of
the Crown Timber Ageit at New
Each tender must be accompanied
by an accepted cheque on a chartered
Bank in favour of tbe Deputy of the
Minister of the Interior, for the
amount of the bonus wbioh tbe applicant is prepared to pay for tho
It will be necessary for tbe person
whoso tonder is accepted to obtain a
permit within sixty days from the
date upou whioh it is accepted, and
to pay twenty per cent, of the dues
ou the timber to be cut under such
permit, otherwise the berth will be
No tender by telegraph will be entertained.
Department of the Interior,
Ottawa, 29th August, 1892.
And Shipper of
Buildine* Material, etc..
EEVELSTOKE, B.Ca Tangled nnd torn, the whilo sea laces
Border tho breast of the Indian Deep;
Lifted alott the strong screw races
To slacken and strain in tho waves which
Thc (treat sails swell; thc broad bows shiver
And green and silvor tho purplosca;
To down from tho sunset a dancing river
Flows, broken gold, where the ship goes
Too free! too fast.! with niomorirs laden,
1 gaze to tho northward, where lies Japan;
Oh, fair and pleasant, and soft-voiced maiden,
You aro there���too distant- Oh, Yoshi Saul
You aro under those clouds hy the storm-wind
A thousand ri as tlio sea-gull flies,
As lost as if death, not timo. had taken
ily eyes away from your beautiful eyes.
Yet, if it were death, ot friends, my fairest,
Ho could not rend our spirits in twain.
Thoy came too near to bo less than nearest
In tlio  world  whero  true hearts  mingle
But sad is tho hour we sigh farewell in,
And, for iue, whenever they name Japan,
All grace, all charm, of iho land you dwell in
Is spoken in saying "Oh, Yoshi San!"
Sik Edwin Aiinolu.
CHAPTER IIL-Comino Siunows.
Brathriglleok falls into lirathrig Mere; and
thero, under the shelter of thc bread brown
Fell lies the little village of Linlaven, with
the church-lower standing forth above tho
trees, and the blue lake stretching out beyond, filling every ercolt and bend of the
shore with its brimming waters.
The place is lovely in its solitude, with
the great hills girdling it round and shutting it in. It might be tho Happy Valley of
Rasselas: for the clamor ..ml tumult of life
reach it not. It ii warmed by the sunshine,
and beaten upon by storms ; but the sound
of the great world beyond comes not anigh.
Yet, alas! though these guardian hills may
beat back and keep afar off the roaring tide
of life as it surges through the streets of
great cities and around the high places of
mankind, they cannot wholly shut it out.
Its ebb and flow make themselves felt here,
even in this the shallowest backwater of
tlie ocean of humanity. Its pulsations come
and go amid these solitudes with as rhythmic a beat as in the lanes of London City.
And how? Because the human heart is
hero. Which is as much as to say, that love
is here, anil hate; that joy is here, and
grief; that here are pain and passion and
despair, sin and death and the gravo.
And that old man, weary and worn and
fever-stricken: what would he hear amid
these solitudes in the wild October storm of
yestereven? Thought he that Nemesis,
awful daughter of Night, knew not her way
hither ? Saw he not the church-tower of
Linlaven rising there amid the trees ?���At
its feet is the green churchyard, full of the
graves of men.
The storm of yesternight had died away
upon the hills, but it had left mournful
traces of its fury behind. High tip on the
broad Fell, many a tall pine has been shattered and riven, lying now with upturned
roots in the wan morning light. The old
elm that yestermorn. shook ils withered
boughs, rustling dim dead leaves in the
rising sun, has fallen across the village
street, and the children stare with round
eyes of wonder at its hollow bole, knowing
not that corruption and decay had liccn
eating into its heart for years. The great
willow that hung over the deep still pool
where Brathrig Heck falls into Brathrig
Merc, is also stricken down ; nor shall it
ever again fan thc air with gray leaves, and
whisper dark secrets to the summer moon,
of fair pale faces and floating hair, and midnight shrieks along the mere.
A very little thing moves the hall-stagnant waters of life in a village community.
Had the storm of last night been the only
troubler of the waters, it would doubtless
this morning have been the talk and wonder
of every oue; tho old folks counting how
far back it was since they had had suoh
another storm, aud how much w. rse that
was than this one; and the young folks
wondering how it was that people could;
remember things 60 far hack : th'y could
hardly remember yesterday's lessons.
But now, the finding of the stranger upon
the moor far outdid all other subjects of
human interest. Kafe the pedlar, who had
discovered him with that inquisitive lantern
of his���which was always glaring about with
its one eye to see if it couldn't pick up a I
bargain���Rafe was quite a hero to-day. He
had to tell tho story a dozen times :n the
course of the forenoon ; but he managed to
make rather a profitable business out of it,
The old women lie found was not very communicative upon the subject until they had
sampled and paid for a ten- of his w\r^,
and then it was amazing what he could tell,
The wild wind, the swaying and meaning of!
the trees by the Dead Water, tbeawful terror
he experienced In passing the tree where
the smugglers hanged tiie exciseman, an.l
then, to crown all, the groans and strange
sounds he heard when at last lie reached
the brow of tho Fell, and saw the corpse-'
like thing lying before him! Hu*. further'
than that he would not go, fie might lay
more limn hij head was worth.  Who knows
who the old man might bet Sn, no ; Lawr.
ence tnd ho had talked tiie matter over,
and least sail loonoit mended. " Rut may- j
lie, kimmers. when I come round next, I t
lough may hae blawn |iast, and wha kens |
what I may tell ye, anoe lean do it wi'
ufetj. and just out o' puro friendship  S ie,
good-day, i' noo."
Upon the whole,  the result  was rather
disappointing to the gotsfpsj but K��fe
knew he had planted a little lead of -.iri
osity and expectancy  in their minds that
would keep them Irom forgetting him till
he cdtno back again.
In the course of the forenoon the Doctor
arrived at the vicarage. The patient had
in the meantime, by I he Vicar's orders, been
removed to a room in a cottage near the
mill, where Lawrence Dale and nil wife had
promised to see to his wants ; and thither
the Vicar ami the Doctor lient their steps.
Clara, in whose mind a strange curiosity
had laccn stirred as to the old man, aconrn-
?anicd them, and looked anxiously al, the
loctor's proceeding". The patient was in
much ihe same condition as Bhe had last
seen him ; and the Doctor pronounced him
to be suffering from what anpeand to be
brain-fever, due, in view of the circumstances under which he had been found, to
fatigue and exposure, and possibly privation.
Before sho loft the room, Clara whispered
to th�� Vicar. " Grandpa, go forward and
look at the pool man I do VOU think you
could ever lave seen 'uri beforo'!"
Baid, as he returned to her side. " I am
certain I never saw him hefore, nor am I
able to seo anything iu his features that resembles any one I have ever known."
Clara did not reply ; but her mind was
not quite at rest. She did not, however,
say anything about what she had seen and
hoard in the early morning ; and they left
the house together.
No preeeptible change occurred in. the
patient's condition during that or the following day ; but in the early hours of the
third morning, while Lawrcnco and Mrs.
Dale were sitting with him, somo symptoms
of a change made themselves manifest. The
stragglings of tho crazed brain within the
man were subsiding; His voice had sunk
almost into silence, though there was still
a death-like pallor on his face. By-and-by
ho sank into what appeared to the sympathetic watchers to be a calm and peaceful
slumber. Was it, thought they, tho blessed
sleep that precedes a healthful awakening,
or was it the comatose languor that should
end in death?
It was Sabbath morning, and Clara visited
tho cottage on her way to church. The village was as calm and silent as the great
brown hills that looked down upon it on
overy side. No tinkle of hammer on anvil
came from the village smithy; the six days'
rumblo and whirl of shaft and pinion in the
old mill was at an end, and tbe big water-
wheel stood up gaunt and idlo, lazily stop
ping in tho morning sun. Brown leaves
lay thick along tlie margin of the lako, on
the smooth steely surfaoo of which the
church and churchtower were impietured
as in a mirror. Tho little flower-plot in
front of the cottage wore a lifeless and dejected look, as if sadly conscious that its
summer glory was over and gone; and
from the trailing roses and creepeni that
still clung to the cottage wall, the yellow
leaves every now and again fell with a
faint shiver to the ground.
Oiara entered, and was struck by the
strange stillness that filled the room, and
the slumberous quiet of the apparently
dying man. The sunlight camo slantingly
in at door and window���not rich and
mellow as in the golden glow of summer,
but with a cold and silvery splendor
that gave lustre but little warmth to the
chill October air. The chirp and twitter
of birds upon the housetops, or the slow
heavy footstep of a passing villager, was all
that broke the silence; and there beneath
the eyes of the silent watchers, the sick
man calmly slumbered on.
All at once the sound of the church bells
broke upon the quiet air, entering with the
sunlight the open door, and startling the
sleeper where he lay. He moved at first uneasily, as in pain ; then lay like one who
sleeps, yet seems to listen in his sleep. The
bells rang on, their clangour softened by
distance; the rich melody tilling the air
and flooding the room as with the rush and
rustle of angels' wings.
No one spoke. The sleeper moved once
more, and looked up. The wild light had
died out of his eyes, and the harsh lines of
his face were softened and subdued as if an
angel's hand had touched them into peace.
It was life���not death. The battle had
been fought, the tribulation had been endured, and the hand ot the Destroyer had
been stayed���for a time.
"Them beautiful bells'."
It was the sick man who spoke, his face
for the moment lit up with a kind of sweet
radiance. Al length his eyes fell on Lawrence. "Where be I?'' he asked; "aud
what beautiful beils be those?"
"Thou be among friends," Lawre n cere-
plied ; "and the bells are the bells of Linlaven."
"Ah," said the man, as if the words conveyed no information to his mind. Then
ho lay quite still for a few minutes, apparently absorbed in his own thoughts ; perhaps considering within himself the possibilities that might have occurred. And
again he spoke.
"Happen that some oue ha' took me up.
I knowed I was out in the dark night, in
the storm, well nigh a dyin' oi hunger and
weariness and pain���and then I  feels myself falling and falling���and knowed that
this were  the end o' me at last.   Then all
of a sudden I was far away in the old
church at home, kneeling by mother's side,
and the great bells iu the tower were ringing out sloHy and sweetly, and all the
church was filled with sunshine and pleasant music,   a.i  I ha'   seen  it   many  and
many's the time long ago.   Mother  took
my hand in hers   as I  knelt beside  her, I
and I could see the old iook of love deep j
down in her eyes.    " Giles, my  lad, say ���
" Uur Father."   And I and it with her till I
we came to "Forgiveni our tins"���when it't
ali changed, quick and ludden-likc,   into
dark nes...    I oould not lift my eyes, and a
great ]>v.u was at my heart, and all around
was nothing imtdarkneBS��� darkness! Then I
my eyes were opened, and 1 saw thee be-,
side me here���and  them beautiful  bells,'
they   still   rati'-   on.    What   may   it  ail
mean ':"
" It means," laid laawrence, " that thou
ha' Uen very ill, and ha' had a tore wrastle
lor thy life    Bul tab go more at present ;
thou will iear all when ih  i ba stronger."
Clara ill tbii while had stood a little
apart, strangely  moved   by what she saw
and heard, oomparlng her former Imprei.
lioni witli her present.   Then she moved
it of the house, and took her way
to the ohuroh,
" Lawrence," laid Mn, Dale to her bus-1
band apart; "Iha' beenthlnkin1 o thai
thou told mc as to what the poor old man
laid apod   tha Fell, and I can't  believe it,
[t  were main had of us to think ill o' him. j
That ain't the face of a bad man' whatever i
The autumn had passed in'o winter and
winter Into spring, and the old man whom
Kate the pedlar had found on I'.rathng Fell
on that stormy night last, October was still
in Linlaven,   Be did not die. HU recovery
some reason for it. Was he "wanted?"
What would it be ? Theft ? No, he did not
look like a man who would steal. Murder?
Never; he was too gentle and mild even to
have given deadly injury to anyone. Smuggling ? Ah, that might bo it. For it was
observed that he was not what is called poor.
After his recovery, he had himself paid the
doctor's bill, and ever since he had been indebted to no one for the simple necessities
of his life. That must be it: smuggling.
And once the villagers arrived at this conclusion, it was rather au olement in his
favour than otherwise.
But this suspicion was not all; for Mrs.
Dale thought she saw more. She had satisfied herself that, immediately after his recovery he desired nothing more than to get
away from Linlaven as quickly as possible.
He was restless, and anxious, and evidently bent upou taking his departure.
And in all probability he would have
been gone long ore now, but for the
fact that the winter had -been a singularly severo one. It was quite a month
after his being parried into Linlaven before
he was able to icave his bed, and yet another month before he was in a fit state to
travel; by which time the wintrr had set
in, fierce and keen. Great falls of snow
had taken placo, and tho hills lay stretched
motionless under their white shrouds like
so many dead giants. The roads for weeks
were blocked, and it was not possible to
cross tlie wild Fells in any direction. Winter had in fact besieged Linlaven, shutting
it up as closely as was ever beleaguered city
in time of war.
This old man, therefore, who callea himself Giles, was to Lawrence Dale and his
wife, as also to the Vicar and Clara, not only
the object of much kindly attention but
also of some degreo of interest. At first
they had simply pitied and cherished him
as a poor child of misfortune and distress,
driven by the vicissitudes of tale within
the scope of their sympathies ; but as tbey
knew him better, they began at once to like
and to respect him. He was a man of few
words, manifesting his senso of gratitude in
His looks and manner rather than by any
set form of speech.
But there was one that got nearer to the
old man's heart than all the rest. This was
Lucy Norham, Clara's child. A merry
prattling thing, with all the winning ways
of a little sylph of five years, she came to
know and to understand him as if by intuition, and to love him also as the veryyoung
are often seen to love tho very old. She it
was who had had the hardihood to look up
into the old man's face and to ask him his
name. She would transport into his cottage
the little playthings that were doarest to
her for the time, and spend hours at the
old man's feet until her nurse appeared
to fetch her home. Sometimes, as she
sat on his knee,  her fair hair  falling
.aw.,    o.   a...,   no  nan   seuuie'l   mo   seat, ill
search of that dragon which he was never
to slay, and in the hope of returning under
the white sails of that victory which had
never been his.
At that moment a little hand was laid
on hia, causing him to start suddenly, like
a man in fear. It was only the little maid
" I have come to bid you good night,
Uncle Giles; and Dolly have come too. You
must kiss Dolly first, 'cause she's tho pin-
cirpal baby." And she held a very much
battered little image of a doll up to him.
"Oh, Uncle Giles,"she went on, "Dolly and
I have been looking for you for hours���and
hours���and hours!' And she gazed n * into
his lace with wisttul eyes.
The old man only said, "Ah, my little
Lucy I" and gathered her up into his long
arms, and set her on his knee. As he kissed her a hot drop fell upon her check. Just
then, he looked up and saw Milly watching
him from ber cottage door ; so, kissing the
child once more, he set her down, and went
hurriedly into his own house.
His confused and agitated demeanour had
not escaped Milly's eye ; hence, as soon as
sho had taken Lucy up to the vicarage, and
returned, she walked straight towards his
house, and entered. It was as sho lu.d
half expected. The worn brown valise
etood packed on the table, as if its owner
were meditating an early departure,
" Surely, Uncle Giles," Milly said, pointing to the valise, " thou be not going to
leave us ?"
"Happen I may, missus," ho answered,
as he lifted the tell-tale bundle and put it
away. He went on: " I shouldn't oughtn't
to ha' been here so long. Only one thing
ha' kept me, or I aiu't nowise sure if I had
been wi' thee till now."
" What is that, Giles ?"
"Well, missus, it be that bairn o' Mrs.
Norham's���little Lucy. Thero's a sumniat
that binds that lass to me as I can't explain
nohow, Hot even to mysen. "
" Then why should thou go? Ain't thou
well here, and well liked ?"
" Happen as that be so, " he replied. 'I
weren't eomplainin' o' no ono. But mine
ha' heen a wannerin' life ; and though I be
well pleased fo stay within sound o' Linlaven bells, yet happen sometime I may stay
a day too long. I ain't a-wishin' to go ; but
maybe, lass, there's a summat as shall make
Brick is to be made from chipped granite
and clay,
A patent has beon issued for a lock which
can be operated by a magnetized key.
A recent invention is a shoe with a hinged
sole, for the purpose of facilitating puttiog
over her shoulders, he would stroke with j it on or off.
gentlejiand th* shining looks, and gaze |    A chemist in Berlin claims that he has
when fog and frost and snow lay everywhere
and icicles hung from windows and doorways���disease laid its hand on tbo little
maid, not one of all thc villagers waited for
news of her recovery with a deeper anxiety
than did this ancient castaway who loved
economic means  of securing the  motivo
power necessary to run a dynamo.
It has been found that the same wiro can
bo used for telegraphing and telephoning.
The experiment was recently tried a distance of three and one-half miles.
A Chicago man has recently taken out a
Moreover, as tho spring returned, and the I patent for an electric pickpocket and coat
soft west winds were once more rippling the ! 'hief detector, which apparatus is intended,
lake, life seemed to have grown brighter j automatically, to sound an alarm bell when-
for the old man.   It was found that he pos- over the wearer's personal property is inter
sessed no slight mechanical skill in various
ways; and in order to encourage him to settle in the village, Lawrence Dale had tho
top-storey of the Old Grange fitted up with
a carpenter's bench and other requisites,
and Uncle Giles soon found his hands filled
with such work as the united wants of the
little community provided for him. Here,
therefore, tbe old man bestowed himself in
his workinghours.and here, whenthespring
fered with,
Luminous figures on street doors to render
the number of houses visible at niglit is the
newest patent of an electric company at Berlin, Germany.
A stroet car in Fitchburg, fitted with
steel ball bearings as an experiment, has
been run for several months with out being
oiled since it was first put in service.
Blaudyte is the name given to the new
sun shone soft on the vicarage gardes, scarce material made of Trinidad   asphalt and
a day would pass in which he wasnot aware '"        ' ' - ������ ���
of a pair of little feet climbing tho tall stairs,
and a little voice shouting out for "Uncle
Giles."   Then would he leave his tools, and
go half-way dow u the stairs to lift the little
Lucy in his arms, and carry her up besido
ham, to watch him at his work, and to cheer
him by her happy innocence and childish
With this improvement in the old man's
physical surroundings had come also a corresponding improvement in his health and
waste rubber. It resists the beat of high
pressure steam and lasts well in the presence of oil and grease.
There is a rock in Mexico which foretells the weather. In fair weather it
wears a neutral tint, and when it is about
to rain it turns a dingy red. Its temperature increases and it appears as if it were
being heated by an internal fire.
Photographing underwater has actually
been carried out, so it is said.   Experiments
appearance. As strength returned to his ] were made in 1889 in tho Mediterranean to
tall and naturally athletic frame, and his ! ascertain how far daylight penetrated under
step became firmer, and his face less pale and i tho waicr. In vory clear water, noar Cor-
emaoiaied, the neighbours were fain to ad- j 6",a. ��"d eighteen miles from land, the
nut lhat ho did not look quiteso old as they | limit of daylight was found by means of
at first had thought him. It waB true his j photographic plates to be 1,580 feot.
hair was gray���even white; but wo know England has thirty-four astronomical ob-
i hat time alone is not the producer of gray | Bervatories, America eighty, France seven-
hairs. There are other snows than those of: teen, Austria twenty-four, Italytwenty-ono,
age; other frosts that whiten men's heads-- Russia fifteen and Belgium five. Besidei
ay, and bleach men's hearts too���than those these there are many private observatories
that fall from the chill breath of passing all over the world. Among the 1,100 astronomers of note, now living, about one-
half have private observatories.
The spring had grown into summer,
and now .lime was almost treading on
the skirts of May. The leaf had returned to tho tree, and the meadows wero
green with the springing grail. Down
the lanes the hawthorn was white with
llowers, and tho scout of blossoming
orchards was Sweet on tho air. Amid all
tnis, the old man, with his recovered health
and strength might havo been as happy and
contented as most ol his neighbours deemod
Inn:, but ho wasnot. Tills discontent, or
rather restlessness, was not apparent to
outsider* I bit thero was one whose keen
yet kindly eye did not fail to discern it,am
that was Lawn
The Anoiont low.
Tho yew is tho oldest of British trees,
specimens being still alive which, according
to DoCandolle, are not less than '2,000 years
old.   In many places throughout tho country, especially in tho west of England and in
Wales w�� may still stand beneath tho flourishing branches of yews which were nearly |
lull grown at the lime of lho Conquest.   At
Al.lnwort.il, iu Berkshire, thero is still living ;
a yew whicli measures at tho present time j
twonty-sovon feot in  circumference,  and
Rale's wife, Milly. With: must boatleastl,OCOyears old, This fine tree;
a woman's line Imtinot, she .law that he was
urged by the old mysterious impulse lo
arise and depart, from among them.
When these tits were on him, ho would
wander for hours about the distant margin
of Ihe lake, and through soquestorsd lanes,
Isreferredtoin Moore s"Berkshire Queries," i
under the dalo 1760, whero it is recordod :
that it was " nine yards in girth." So that '
for at leut ISO years it has uot increased in
iue. At I'lioklclmry, in the samo county,]
Hlnnds another thin-scarred patriarch, which j
was slow,l.nt, thanks greatly
nursing of Mrs. Ihlo, nt did recover,
"Uncle Giles," That Was the name he
was known by. He had never offered to
give his full name to any one, and no one
among thoso aboiilhim quite Cared to ask
him lor it. He wia rttOOSSlvely fond of
children, and they of lum and one day a
little (.ill,with that innocent temerity which
sits so well on childhood, asked bun what
his   name   was,    The mm looked   taken
ubii/'k for a minute: then ho replied, thai.
the little children be had known in other
places always called him Uncle Giles. And
10 he oamo to be oalled in Linlaven, not by
the children only lilt by overy ono,
All the same il, was a little strange, this
roticonoo ami this desire for obscurity, As
you fiiay be sure, it did not escape tho at-
ihunning,andevident,ydeilrousofshunnlna also measures 27 feol in girth where the
the presenoe ol his neighbors,   lie hail | brarohes spring from the trunk,
comeback one evening from one of thoio Au interesting group of line yews exists
solitary wanderings, and was seated on the nt Wiileonibo, on lhc road from Ilungerford
bench outside his cottage door, looking to Oxford, Tho trees aro planted in tho
across the shining mere to where tbe great ���|,ll|1(, 0f a cloister court witli a pond in the
tun was glowing In the weitorn sky. A oontro, on the lido of a pro-Reformation re-
thrush, on the topmost, twig of the leafy: ]|g|0us edifloe conneotea with the Benodic-
elmthatoverhlingtnooottagoroof,waimak' tine Monastery of Huxley, to which house
Ing all the air musical with its rich mellow
notes, only keeping silence al intervals for the
reply which oamo buek to it from that
'.Iher lu the clump of leafy beeches below.
Hilt tho old man heeded not thoir music.
His face wore a fink of deep sadness, as hu
il was given by Geoffrey do Mundeville
about lORO A,I)., and referred to in tlio
"Pipe Rolls"under the date 1168 A.D, Tho
lnolosure Is still called by the people of tho
distriot " Paradise," tho origin of which
name can only be conjoctured.   Il is proba-
sat there, gazing at Hie lako wilb  its wavy |,|.. ��� r9||0 ���f sonic ancient monastic symbol.
How   of  gohlon-orestod ripples,    Was   ho The same name is givon  to other groups,
thinking ol tho futuro ? -or of the past? such at 11 res.'ord, near Chester; atChiehes-
Thinking,  It  may   be-who  knows I -of Uri   ,lm|   gl   Winchester.
bulb ; of I lie 11
ter,   and
10, perhaps, when under lho  Journal.
- [Chamber!
The 1891 crop of wheat was by far the
largest in tho history of Amorico. The 1892
crop is likely to be one of the largest also,
although more than 100,000,000 bushels less
than that of 1891. It was confidently predicated by statisticians of the Kansas scrfc
that because of the exceedingly short crops
of rye and wheat in Europe all the surplus
of America's immense crop would be needed
to prevent famine iu middle Europe, and
an era of high prices would follow.
In view of the harvest of over 500,000,000
bushels this year, it is instructive to look
over last year's trado and learn where tho
wheat of 1891 went and what it brought.
The crop was placed at (311,780,000 bushels.
The demand at home for food purposes took
not far from 300,000,000 bushels. Thc seed
sown last fall and this spring amounted to
50,000,000 more. The exports of wheat,
and flour reduced to wheat, were 224,831,-
483 bushels. This makes the total used and
sold for export 580,831,000 bushels, leaving
to go over into the current crop year 31,000,-
000 bushels. Some 20,000,000 bushels wero
carried over the previous year, so that
America enters the new crop year with 50,-
000,000 bushels and the new crop.
In August, 1891, when calamity prophets
were filling tho papers and magazines with
colurmiB oFfigures showing that the farmers
should hold their wheat because they would
be sure to get $1.50 or $2 per bushel, No. 2
red wheat was selling in New York at about
81.06 per bushel, In September the average price was $1,033-4 ; in Ootober, 81.041
in November, $1.05 3-4; in December,
$1.05 3-8 i in January, 81.02 5-8 ; in February, 81.04 3-8; in March, 99 cents; in
April, 96$ ; in May, 90; and in June, 87$
cents. Tho July, 1891, prico was 98 5-8
cents, and in July, 1890, it was 96 cents,
there being littlo difference between the two
years. But tho prices from March to June
in each year shows the wide difference of
15 to 22 cents per bushel, the 1890 crop
bringing that much more. Tho average for
the wholo year has been Sl for the 1891
crop, while the average for the 1890 crop
was $1.06 7-8.
America has another large crop for sale,
and European prospects are decidedly better
than a year ago. European nations except
Russia, always have to buy more or less
wheat, and it is to Western Europe that this
continent must look for a market for onr
exportable surplus, which this year will be
not far from 200,000,000 bushels. During
the five years previous to 1891 America exported an average of about 137,000,000
bushels, but last year owing to the unusual
shortage in Europe it furnished about 225,-
000,000 bushels.
It is not likely that tho whole of the surplus of 200,000,000 bushels will be needed
this year, and the " visiblo supply " is likely to be greater at the end of the current
year than for some time. Prices, therefore,
are likely to remain quite level, although
speculators may cause an occasional flurry,
lusting a day or two, but showing little influence in the long run. Where the wheat
crop of last year wont, the crop of the current year will go, and there is no unusual
demand for the American surplus, which is
likely permanently to increase prices.
Brutes at Play-
In animals the faculty of amusement
awakes very early. Our four-footed friends
seem to be aware of tbis and make it a part
of their parental duties lo amuse their
young. A ferret will play with hor kittens
a cat with hers, a dog with her puppies. A
mare will play with her foal, though the
writer from whom wo quoto has never seen
a cow try to amuse her calf nor any birds
their young. If their mothers do not amuse
them the young ones invent games of their
own. A flock of ewes and lambs were once
observed in adjoining fields, separated by a
fence with several gaps in it. " Follow my
leader" was tho game most in favour with
this flock, the biggest lamb leading round
the field and then jumping the gap, with
all the others following in single file ; any
lamb that took the leap unusually well
would give two or three more enthusiastic
jumps out of sheer exuberant happiness
when it reached tho other side.
Fawns play a sort of cross touch from one
side to the other, the " louch " in each case
being by lhc noso. Litlle pigs are also great
at combined play, which generally takes the
form of races. Emulation seems to form
part of their amusement, for their races
seem always to havo tho winning of the first
placo for their object, and are quite different from those combined rushes for food or
causeless stampedes in which little pigs aro
wont to indulge. Racing is an amusement
natural to some animals, and being soon
taught by others, becomes one of their most
exciting pastimes. Many horses, and all
racing dogs, learn to be as keen at winning
as schoolboys. Birdi delight in the free and
fanciful uso of their wings. There is all tin
difference possible betW3en the flight of birdi
for " business" or pleasure ; and many kinds
on line days will soar to vast heights for
pleasure alone
A correspondent asks for a summary of
thn game laws of Manitoba. Hero it is:
"AU kinds of deer, including antelope, elk,
or wapiti, mooso, reindeer, or caribou, or
their fawns, cannot be shot at, hunted, trapped, taken or killed between the lst of December and the 1st of Oclobcr. Thc grouso
known as prairie chicken and partridges,
between lhe lst of December and tho lst of
September. Woodcock, plovor, snipe and
sandpipers, between tbe lst of January
and the 1st of August. All kind of
wild duck, sea duck, widgeon, teal,
wild swan and wild goose (except the snow
gooso or wavey), between the lst of May
and the Istot September. Otter fisher or
pekan, beaver, muskrat and sable between
the 15th of May and the 1st of October.
Morten, between the 15th of April, and the
lst of November. Korean any of the animals
and birds named be shot at, hunted, trapped, taken or killed on any Sunday. No
birds or animals, except fur-bearing animals, shall be trapped, nor shall any swivel guns, batteries or night lights, he used
to kill swan, geese or ducks; nor shall auy
beaver or muskrat house be destroyed at
any timo ; nor shall poison or poisonous bait
be exposed for any animal or bird. No
eggs of the birds mentioned may at any
time be taken or had in possession. This
act docs not apply to Indians on their reserves. No person or corporation shall at
tiny time export any of tho animals or birdi
mentioned. Persons without a domicilo in
lbe province musttakc out a license, costing $25, to kill any of tho animals ur birds
named ; but the minister may grant a free
permit to a guest of a resident in Urn nrof. V
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Dimesti* Uinta.
PlCKLEO Ct't raxtj.���Prepare six pound
of ripe currants, w ��hing them inacolaud.
by pouring water over tbem slowlv. th.
drain.   Li avo the stems on, choosing those
which are the largest and most on a stem.
Prepare  one quart of  vinegar  and Hire
pounds of sugar, add two teaspoons c
ground cinnamon tied up, cook together b
minutes, then put in the currants and stev
slowly live minutes ; skim out in a jar, cool
the vinegar a little longer and pour ovei
White Broths wrrnVEBMicKbLi.���Liglr
and delicate white broths may be produoei
by stirring tho yolks of two or three fresl
eggs with two tablespoonfuls of cold water,
which must then be poured into the hoi
broth, gently stirring it all the time, without allowing the broth to boil aftei the egg
are put in, or thoy will be curdled.
Lemon Sauce.��� The yolks of two eggs.
one cup of sugar, one-half cup of butler, one
tableipoonful of corn starch. Beat the egg,
and sugar until light; add the grated rind
and juice of one lemon. Stir the whole int<>
three gills of boiling water, and cook until
it thickens sufficiently for the table.
APPLE Wateb.���Outtwo largo apples into
slict'B and pour a quart of boiling water on
them, or on roaBted apples; strain in two or
three hours and sweeten slightly.
BlSOUlTS���A beaten biscuit is a Southern
dish. It takes two quarts of flour, a lea-
spoonful of salt and two heaping tablespoonfuls of lard, and milk enough to mako a
stiff dough. Flour it and roll it out, then
lay it on a stone slab or firm wooden board
and pound it with a mallet or large rolling-
pin. The dough must be pounded one hour,
until it rises in blisters and cleaves from the
Rice Cares���fo one teacup of soft-boiled
rice add a pinch of salt, the yoke of one
egg, two tablespoons of flour, and enotigh
sweat cream or milk to make it tbe consistency of sponge cake ; when ready for the
oven stir in the well-beaten white of one
rgg,   Bake in muffin rings.
Balloon* Muffins.���Take one pint of
flour, half a pint of water and half a pint
of milk ; beat thoroughly with an egg-beater ; have gem irons hot, grease and fill
them two-thirds full. Bake in a quick
oven 20 minutes, or until light and brown-
d.   Use no salt or baking powder.
Ham Omelet���Beat half a dozen eggs
separately, very light. Have ready a spider
with three tablespoons of hot butter and
then pour in the eggs. Let them brown on-
the bottom and on top, then spread over it
a cup of finely chopped ham ; fold the omelet over, take up and servo immediately.
A Delicacy in Left-oyer Potatoes-
A delicious way to prepare any " leftover " boiled potatoes is to mince them fine
with a seasoning of pepper and salt, a half-
onion very delicately chopped, and two or
three sprigs of parsloy also minced fine,
Melt a tablespoonful of butter in a rather
large frying-pan, and when the pan is very
hot pour iu the potatoes, spread them thinly and evenly over tho bottom, and set
thsm a little back on top of the stove or in
the oven, tightly covered. When they are
a deep golden brown underneath fold them
over like an omelette and serve on a parsley-garnished dish.
" ForOontrollinga Husband-
If lhe ladies of Berlin keep on as they
have begun that fair city will be as noted
for old maids as aro the wilds of New England. A hunted and desperate husband of
Berlin has just brought to light the existence of a society called tho "Association
of Married Women for the Control of Husbands." A corps of skilled detectives is
maintained by the club, these keep watch
on the whereabouts and doings of married
men who stay out late o'nights. When my
lord comes home at an unearthly hour and
tells some ingenious and plausible lie my
lady knows exactly where he has been. Finally he is lured into a meeting of the association and made, in thc presence of all the
members, to swear reformation. If the
shook of the surprise and humiliation
do not cure him lie is incorrigible. One
gleans from all this that German women arc
making fully as great strides toward equality and thc attainment of their rights as
their American sisters,
Kitchen Rules.
A little of the grated rind of the fruit is
much more delicate for flavoring lemon than
the extract.
Scald rhubarb before cooking it, It takes
much less sugar, and yet it seems to have
lost none of its acid.
Orange peel dried and grated makes a
fine, yellow powder that is delicious for
flavoring cakes and puddings.
Pour boiling water over raisins, and let
them stand a moment before seeding, It
lessens the labor wonderfully.
In using melted chocolate in ooking,
first mix with it a part oi the sugar before
adding it to tho other ingredients,
In malting sauces that are thickened with
dour, mix the tlour and sugar thoroughly
before adding tho boiling water, to prevent
lumping. -[Cood Housekeeping,
A Cool Head.
There is nothing that conduces to such a
successful meet ng of emergencies better
that a cool bind with a perfect confidence
that everything is going lo come out right.
Whether things aro " coming out all right"
or not, at least tho feeling of quiet self-control makes one better ablo to work toward
the good result. To a mother tbis self-possession is invaluable. In a large family
small events calculated to upset the domestic machinery are constantly occurring.
It seems to bo a law of nature that children should continually have hairbreadth
escapes, and come within an inch of losing
thoir lives. But it is equally a law of nature that they should oscapo. And whenever the critical moment arrives in her own
lifo or the life of another, it is important for
a woman to remember that the very worst
thing she can do at that moment is to lose
hor head.
To do tlmt means to be helpless instead
jf helpful, to ho a drag instead nf an asBist-
ancc, In an emergency one should rather
Boctn heartless than Inefficient, There a-
always 10 people ready to ory or faint or
shed team over tho sull'irei' where iheic is
ouo who stands coolly by ami sees tho way
tto help him. Affection and sympathy i 'e
���ofttii best yroved by ignoring llicin, pa**.
ticularly when     e moment arrives that
calls for action a  ' not tears.
Persons with sensitive complexions often
xperieuce considerable suffering from simile sunburn. The remedy in such cases is
ire iu protecting the complexion in midday, and the use oi some simple lolion to
eal the blistered and irritated skin. One
if the unguents for this purpose is a cold
cream mado of almond oil. A simple esm-
ihor ice rubbed over the flesh is also cllica-
���ions, and a single application will often
ring relief iu a night.
Wheie one is certain to be exposed to a
itrong sun in riding or rowing, it does no
iiirm to make some preparation for it. Do
this in oxactly the same way that you pro-
cct your face from tbe wind in Winter.
Hub the skin with a simple, soft cream,
ind, if you wish, powder it well. Wipe otf
my surplus powder 01 oil, and when you
come in, cleanse the complexion thoroughly
.villi warm water and a little pure Castile
soap, if it does not irritate you skin.
It is impossible to give advice in a ease
like this to all, as oertain complexions are
especially sensitive to some one ingredient
which is soothing to others. Glycerine is
extremely irritating to many complexions
because of the tendency it has to diythe
skin. This may be partly overcome by mixing it with a certain amount ofro.se water.
Hut a simple cold cream is one of tho most
suitable and harmless tilings that can be
put upon the skin, furnishing the pores as
it does with needed nourishment; and there
are very few complexions, except oily ones,
with which it does not agree. Oily complexions need no lotion of any kind, but they
should be wiped with cologne and dusted
with some simple powder to remedy this
defect, which becomes a painful disfigurement in warm weather.
Great Plains of Canada,
No one, I think, who is acquainted with
lhe great plains of our own western continent lying north of the great lakes can read
the narratives of th'e expeditions sent out in
search of the Jeannette explorers, or Mr.
George Kennan's account of Siberia travel,
without being impressed with the likeness
suggested between the Asiatic steppes and
the "Great Lone Land" of the western
hemisphere. Many of Mr. Kennan's descriptions of the country through which he
passed on bis memorable journey to the
penal cobnies and lhe prison mines of eastern Siberia are equally well suited to the
moBt boundless tracts west of Hudson'sBays
and northward te the region of the Great
Slave Lake. Indeed, I know of no more graphic and truthful portraitures of many part,
of what used to be marked on the maps as
British North America, and is now more
commonly known as the British Northwest,
or the Canadian .Northwest, than these same
narratives; but lam sure no word or picture can adequately convey to the mind the
real impressions which these regions make
upon one who lives among and travels over
them in long journeys iu summer and win.
ter. It is one thing to talk of vastness and
solitude and silence, of transparent air and
illimitable sutiBhine in summer, or of fierce,
howling winter tempests shutting down
about the lonely traveler as he struggles
forward, the only spot of color in the weltering waste of snow, with no friendly shrub
or tree or sheltering hill greeting his tired
sense, only to find an enforced halting-place
where darkness overtakes him, from whose
frozen torpor and death no morning may
arouse him���it is quite another to have
experienced these things in one's own person.
Among the mountains there are grandeur
and solitude ; mists wreathe the lofty summits, and lie along the valleys where the
rivers run ; morning and evening bathe the
snowy, ice-clad peaks in floods of golden
and crimson glory; from moment to
moment shadows, tints, and tones of
colors come and go to mark the passing hours; and climb where you will,
the prospect is always limited, bounded, varied. Even the barren, unsociable
sea is not without changing aspects and
motions, fraught, indeed, at times with
danger and terror; but the traveler who has
passed many seasons in the grandest mountain scenery, or has sailed on many a sea,
has yet to find, in an acquaintance with the
great plains, a new set of novel and strange
Drank on Jamaica Ginger.
According to the vote of Attleboro, Rhode
Island, that town is a prohibition village.
Not a drop of rum or whisky is sold there,
but something worse is, and in astonishing
quantities. Men and women get drunk as
tbey have done heretofore, and not until
recently was it learned how they became so
intoxicated in so short a space of time, unless liquor was sold on the sly by some one,
who evidently had a good thing in spite of
the law governing the sale of intoxicants.
People thought whisky was brought into
the town from this city, but it wasn't. The
situation became disgusting. Men were
seen at night sleeping in doorways and upon
the sidewalks io a stupor. Some had been
drinking alcohol and water, some paregoric
and other stuff whioh had burning qualities.
These things were not rcpnsiblo for the
greater part of tho drunkenness, however,
and when the good people found out that
quarts of Jamaica ginger were being con
sumed every day by inebriates, they held
up their hands in astonishment. When
man couldn't get whisky or alcohol he
would buy Jamaica ginger, pour it down like
so much water, and then go reeling about
the town. The situation has becomo so
alarming that a crusade has been started to
shut up every storekeeper Mho sells the
stuff for purposes other than medicinal.
One storo has it dono up in pint whisky
bottles, and quite a trade has been brought
about in this manner. One woman, with a
careworn expression upon her face, pleaded
with Sheriff Read at his office Monday regarding the matter. She said her husband
was upon the verge of delirium tremens on
account of the use of this gingor. He had
lost a fine position in one of the shops and
she wanted the officer to do what he could
for her. This ia but ono of several cases
that have come to light within a few
weeks. The people who have threatened
to stop Ihe sale of Jamaica ginger aro
thoroughly aroused and they Intend to doit.
Masks are of very anoiont origin.   In a
tomb 3,000 years oldat Myconai Dr. Sohlie-
tiiiitiu fOUIld tWO bodies with faces covered
by masks of gold, One of lhc masks represented the bead of �� W.
Interfiling Facts about a Thriving Island
The saying that the sun never sets on
England's possessions is so trite that it is
regarded ss almost without significance.
But even the smaller colonies of England are
buzzing boehives of industry and progress, as
witness a report on Cyprus summarized in
the London Times. This report, written by
no less a personage than her Majesty's late
High Commissioner, Sir Henry Bulwer,
brings us down to the close of the financial
year 1890-91. It gives an interesting picture of the island under British occupation
and government, and proves by abundant
evidence that the inhabitants, at all events,
have no just reason for complaining of the
present regime. It is to this point, indeed
that the report has been principally directed, Complaints there have been, whether
well fonnded < r not, says the English
paper, ami the High Commissioner takes
upon himself the duty ot dealing with them
and of demolishing them. In the Spring of
1889 the voice of discontent reached this
country in tones which it was impossible
to disregard. A deputation, in the name
of the orthodox Christian inhabitants of
the Island, Mtnc over to lay before her
Majesty's Government a memorial on the
financial circumstances and condition of the
island. The country, in the opinion of the
memorialists, was ad I'linclug to certain ruin.
The taxation was said to be excessive.
Heavy and oppressive as it had been under
the former Government, it had been much
increased since, while the productions of
the country had diminished.
The trade returns were unsatisfactory,
showing, as hey did, that imports were in
excess of exports. The value of landed property had very gravoly depreciated, in consequence, as they believed, of the financial
exhaustion of the island. All this they set
down as due to increasing taxation, side by
side with decreasing production, and the
burden of their prayer was that public,
expenditure should be reduced and
that oppressive taxes should be abolish
ed. This is the case which the late
High Commissioner endeavors to answer in
his report. He had already replied in general terms that, iu point of fact, taxation
had been reduced, and that the productions
of Cyprus, so far from having diminished,
were showing a decided increase as a whole,
The present report goes more fully and more
minutely over the whole ground and shows
in detail the very substantial progress that
'ise been made during the years of British
Cyprus is essentially a griin-producing
country. It has various other industries,
chief among which are the cultivation of
the vine, thecultivationofthecarobtree.and
the cotton cultivation. But when the grain
harvest is deficient, there is nothing else
which can adequately make up for the loss.
Now in 1887 there was a notable harvest
failure, the effects of which were felt for a
long time afterward. In 1888 the harvest
was of average amount, but not good enough
to compensate for tho deficiency of the previous year. The peasants, who had fallen
into the hands of the money lenders, had
no surplus as yet to enable them to clear off
their debts. This, then, was thc state in
which they found themselves in the early
part of 18S9, before the time at which the
new harvest was to be gathered iu; aud it
certainly leut some support for the moment
to pessimistic critics and complaints, But
the cloud presently passed. The harvest of
183!) proved to be larger than that of any
one of the ten preceding years, and it was
outdone in turn by the more bountiful crop
of 1890. Never before had such results
been known in Cyprus. In 1802, under
Turkish rule, the harvest had been exceptionally good, but ils amount was scarcely
half that of 18S9or of 1890, while in average
Turkish years it \n.s not much more than a
Found Out.
Mamma: " Which of the children hid my
slippers ?"
Nurse: " Little Johnny hid 'em, ma'am."
Mamma : " Then Johnny is the ono who
upset that jam downstairs,"
Lettuce is an excellent nerve tonic.
Germany has a boarding establishment
for birds, wlure the feathered ones aro
taken care of while their owners are away.
It has been stated that the emigration of
the French-Canadians to New England has
been due largely to a religious propaganda,
but the statements made by Mr. Tetreanlt,
one of the members of the commission appointed to inquire into the causes of the
emigration of the farmers to the Uuited
States, show that natural causes are quite
sufficient to account for the action of these
people. He assigns seven reasons why they
cannot be induced to remain at home. One
is their poverty ; another is the size of their
families; still another is the difficulty of
establishing homes ; and yet another is the
defective cultivation of the land ; while the
taste for luxury, tho seizure of household
effects and wages for debt, and the plague
of pedlers complete the list of the checks
which the French-Canadian farmers havo to
submit to. In tho United States thoy can
lake a new start, but in the region about
Quebeo they have so many draw backs that
tbis is impossible, He fails to assign a re
llgious motive, and declares that their social
and economic condition sufficiently explains
their action.
It will bo gratifying to a good many of
the gentler sox, no doubt, to note that after
all it is a man who is responsible for the introduction of young won.en into tho church
to do duty as choir boys. Somehow, of all
men's and boys' positions and vocations
which lovely woman has either invaded or
been drawn to lately, the monopoly of boy
choirs by choir boys has not hitherto been
threatened. But now this London divine,
Dr. Haweis, comes to the front, with tho
courage of his convictions, and gives plausible arguments about the superior quality
of a woman's voice, her gentle, respact-
lui manner, and the greater spiritual
sense she has of the service. But granting
all this and more too, does any conservative heart yield roadily the perferencs of
tha little swect-faced lads in their white
surplices ? Can any degree of cxcollonco in
musical technique or trained religious thinking stimulate the average congregation to
a greater spirit of praise than tho sweet
spontaneous voices of the supposed innocents
who sing as if joyously from simple pleasure
in living' This idea, of course, might be
rudely disposed of by pccpinginotlioohoir's
broing-room after service or during rehearsals I but do let US, if wo"|can, retain the
simple faith that all ohildren are chorubim
in these days of over-analyzed religion.
Manchester has 130 miles of tramways,
Many men havo been capable of doing a
wise thing, but very few a generous thing.
There ire 360 mountains in the United
States each exceeding 10,000 feet in height.
The band in any but a West-end theatro
usually consists of from eight to ten men,
For every four shillings spent in England
on drink only a half-penny is expended on
Ellen Terry, the Lyceum actress, is famous as a lever of cats. She will frolic with
her feline pets for hours.
The largest steam hammer in England is
the huge piece of machinery in Woolwich
Arsenal, by means of which tho monster
Woolwich Infants aro forged. Its striking
force is 1,000 tous.
Bismarck is as fond of dogs as " Ouida."
His inseparable companions are two large
Danish hounds. At dinner thoy eat beside
their master, and occasionally he feeds them
with his own hands.
The largest turret ship in the world���
perhaps the largest battleship in existence
���is the British battleship Hood, which was
launched at Chatham on July 30, 181)1.
The Hood has a displacement of 14,150
Several years ago there was a law in Poland which compelled every slanderer to
walk ou all fours through the streets of the
The biggest steam ferryboat in the world
is the Cincinnati, built by the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company to ply between New
York and Jersey City.
A whale, recently captured in Arctic
waters, was found to havo imbedded in its
side a harpoon that belonged to a whaling
vessel that had been out of service nearly
half a century,
A single glass eye can rarely be worn
more thau a year without being polished,
for the surface becomes roughened by the
action of the tears, &c, end irritates the
ids as they rub over it.
It is when a young fellow in love has lost
his head that the girl in the case is likely
to mercifully lay herown on his shoulders.���
[Philadelphia Times.
"Cool asa cucumber,"is correct scientifically. Investigators claim that that vegetable usually has a temperature one degree
lees than the surrounding atmosphere.
Chinese doctors mark the intervals between doses of medicine by bending a stick
and lighting it. The patient takes the medicine when tho fire reaches the bend,
A disease peculiar to Japan is known as
kake, which is thought to be the result of
a rice diet. The disease is a slow degeneration of the nervous system and steadily
increasing weakness of the patient.
The tramways in London consist of 117
miles of line; but these are shared by several
companies, the North Metropolitan owning
41 miles, lhe London nearly 22, tho London Street about 13, and five other companies 41 miles between them.
Tho passage through the Suez Canaj
grows shorter every year. According to the
annual report the average duration is 23
hours 31 minutes, some 35 minutes less
than twelve months ago. This improvement
is due to the electric light enabling the
vessols to continue their voyage at night,
A strange custom is followed by Mexican
farmers. They use oxen of one colour in the
morning, and another color in the afternoon. They do not know why; but they
know that it must be the right thing to do,
because their forefathers did it.
There is, perhaps, no more curious place
on the Pacific seaboard than Iquique, which
was bombarded by the Chilian fleet last year.
It stands in a region where rain has never
been known to fall.
Nottingham Market Square is one of the
largest in the kingdom, occupying five and
a-balf acres, all of it uncovered, and surrounded with lofty buildings. The houses
round it have projecting upper stories,
forming a colonnade it front of the shops.
The tallest policeman in the United Kingdom is Constable Daly, one of the members
of the Royal Irish Constabulary. He is 6
feet Si inches in height. Another member
of the same force, Sergeant Moffett, of
Ballyshannon, stands 6 feet 5.J inches.
Paderewski, when travelling, has his
piano in his.bedroom, and immediately on
rising commences practising, and it a matter
of great difficulty to get him away from
it. When he was at Manchester in the
winter of 1890, he remained there exactly
forty-eight hours, and out of that time he
was at the piano twenty-seven.
On the 1st of January, 1890, there were
in England and Wales 8(1,000 lunatics "under official cognizance." It is estimated
that there are about 12, 000 other lunatics
in their own homes, so that tho total number of insane people in England and Wales
was 98,001).
One of the fastest voyages from China to
New Vork was made in tho summer of 1890
by the steamship lllenogle, of the Glen Line,
Glasgow, which arrived from Amoy in
forty-six days, Tho fastest time was by
the tllenshiel of the same lino���forty-throe
The largest advertisement in tho world
is that of the "Glasgow Nows," cut in tho
shape of flower lieds on the side of a hill
hack of Ardenloe, Scotland, The words
"Olasgow Nows "can be seen and plainly
read at a distance of four miles; the length
of each letter is 40 feet, the total length of
the line 323 feet, and the area covered by
tho letters 14,845 feet.
One of tho largest orchestras in the world
is at a prison in Pennsylvania, Here a
nightly concert is given by what is probably
tho strangest orchestra ever known, consisting of about throe hundred performers
who never see one another. This prison is,
perhaps, the only one in the world where
the inmates are allowed to cultivate the art
of music, and tbe privilege is deeply appreciated by them. The music begins precisely at six o'clock every evoning, and ends at
thc stroke of seven.
A hint as to how base hall might be played at sea or on tho lakes is given in the
Pall Mall Budget's notes on a trip to Norway, in which a game of cricket on tho
packet is thus described : The ball was
tied to about twenty yards of stout lino,
Whenever it was knocked out to sea the
Holders had to haul in the line, whicli generally became entangled at this critical
inoinont, and defied tho excited efforts to
release it ere the batsman had piled up the
runs. At other times the. batsman would
be lassoed by the line attached to the ball
and time had to be called to unravel him,
Pursued With a Recklessness and Lack
oriorelhouglil That Amazes Urlllsh Ex.
pcrta-lnlest n liiidin.1 Change la Made,
On I-Oyster Na hitlg WIIISooii hr I'xtlucl
-Sure Death For Ihe lli v.ilie
_ A Moncton despatch says:���Messrs.
l'rederick and Earnest Kemp, experts in
oyster culture, who were brought here from
England by the department of fisheries for
the purpose of examining and reporting on
the oyster beds at the maritime provinces,
has left here for Prince Edward Island.
The Messrs. Kemp have examined all the
beds in Westmoreland and Kent counties
and the once famous beds at Shediac have
been surveyed and put in readiness for
re-stocking. For this purpose it is proposed to purchase about 000 barrels of
good Buctojche or P. E. Island oysters.
To a Herald correspondent the Messrs.
Kemp suted that the oyster fishing in
this country has been pursued with a
recklessness and lack of forethought beyond
anything ever before brought to their
observation and unless a change is mude in
tbe methods of fishing total extinction of
this most important fishery must result.
At tbe extensive Buctouche beds fishing
has been especially improvident, and large
areas that formely teemed with the luscious bivalve are now of little or no ralue,
The Messrs. Kemp experimented at various places and In one raking, which brought
up fifty merchantable ojsters, there were
nearly 20(1 that should be returned to the
water. The practice of the fishermen,
however, is to carry off every thing, sort out
the larger ones and throw the lefuse away.
But by far the greatest havoc is worked on
the lieds by winter fishing through the ice;
all the dead shells, small oysters md mud
being left on the ice to fall on the beds in
the spring, the result being sure death to
everything underneath. The Messrs.
Kemp will examine the beds at Summer-
side and other parts of P. E. Island.
being pursued by the department at Ottawa
looking to the preservation and extension
of the oyster beds of the maritime provinces
cannot fail to be productive of much good
and add very materially to the annual
wealth of this important fishery. It is a
well known fact that agreatmany localities
which were at one time noted for the
quality of their oysters as well as for the
fertility ol the beds from which these fish
were taken, have of late years become
greatly depleted, and in some cases exhausted, owing chiefly to reckless and
inordinate modes of fishing and the utter
absence of any artificial aid in the propaga-
tion of the species, or care iu the protection
and cultivation of the grounds to which
they were indigenous. Among the beds
once famous but now of no value whatever
are those at Shediac known at thc IViries
beds. Senator Poirier, whose forefathers
fished, these beds, shortly after his elevation to the upper house made a speech in
which he urged tbe matter of restocking these run out beds aud preserving there
that are still of value to the government.
His speech had the desired effect, and one
of the results was the conference of fishing
inspectors held at Ottawa last year.
a number of recommendation, were made as
follows: No winter fishing on depleted
beds ; small oysters to bo immediately returned to the water; productive beds to be
fished alternate years; prohibition of mud
digging and the inauguration of a system of
leases to parties willing to engage in the
cultivation of oysters, similar to that of
European countries, and some of the United
States. As a result of these recommendations parliament voted $5000 for the purpose of surveying the oyster beds and planting new ones, in accordance with which a
survey of Shediac habor has been completed
and already 270 acres ot water area set
apart for lhe purpose of carrying on natural
and artificial reproduction ot oysters. This
is the area upon which the Messrs. Kemp
have been working since coming out from
England. Petitions have also been received
by the department, ask-ng for the survey,
setting apart and restocking of the following waters:
Shediac harbor, Baie Verte ami Tignish
in the province of New Brunswick.
Eastern Harbor, Choticamp, Fader's Pond
on the south sideof St. Ann'sBay: Sydney
River, Linjan Bay, Mira Bay, Catalono
Bay, East Bay and Big 11 lace Bayin the province of Nova Scotia.
Sumtncrside Harbor, Orwell Bay.Ernegor
West, and Winter Rivers in thoprovence of
P. E. Island.
What Caste Means in India.
A story just published in the Indian newspapers gives some idea of what caste means
in tbat country. It appears that some time
ago, in the neighborhood of Fyzabad, a man
of the Ah ir or cowherd caste was carrying
a young calf home on his shoulders, when by
some accident it slipped down and broke ils
neck. The Bralimaus declared htm to be
an outcast and sentenced him to the sevorest
form of Hindu eicommtinication for sit
months. They further told him that he
could not havo committed a greater sin thau
causing the death of a cow, but, taking iuto
consideration that he was an uneducated
man, thoy would deal very leniently with
him. During the period of excommunication
he was ordered to lead a life of mondicaiicy,
and with a rope around his neck and a
piece of the calf's tail ou his shoulder he
was to perform pilgrimages to different
Hindu shrines, The members ol his family
were forbidden to supply bim with either
shelter orfoodunderapeualtyof undergoing
similar excommunication. The Ahir reont-
ly returned to his village, but until after tho
purification ceremonies ho mint live in a
temporary grass-thatched house which has
been erected for him. A man of one of the
lowest and most degraded caste3 has been
selected to purify him. A barber, after
shaving the delinquent aud paring tho nails
of his hands and toes, will make over the
hair and nails to the low-caste attendant,
who will burn them and also set tire to tho
hut. Then the Ahir is covered with cow-
dung, after which he will take a plunge into
the River Sarju and comeout purified. Even
then ho will not be re-admitted into enste-
fellowship until lie has feasted fifty Brah-
mans and 100 of his brethren.
Habits are soon assumed ; but when we
strive to strip them off, 'tis being flayed
Next to excellence is the apprecit'.icn oi
it.���[Thackeray, ���e*
��fa kootenay Stat
*H, McOutcheon,        B. W. Northey
Pronrietor. Mi
SATURDAY, SErT. 10, 1802.
Mr. Luw, (if Golden, hut* beon
appointed by the Provincial Government to collect specimens of mineral
from this district for exhibition at
the world's fair at Chicago next year.
As yet we have not seen or heard
anything of the gentleman in Eevelstoke, but probably he is first turning
his attention to his owu district-
East Kootonay. As the great exhibition will be attended by capitalists
and mining men from all parts of the
���world, it will be to the advantage of
this district to send the best specimens obtniuablo from our copper and
Bilver mines at Illocillewaot, Fish
Creek and the Lardeau. Although,
probably, by this time the Kootenay
mines have boen heard of throughout
the civilized world, wo must remember that capitalists at a distance-
especially those who have once been
bitten iu a "wildcat" venture���are
not likely to invest money on the
strength of a mere rumor, however
rich and highly colored that rumor
may be. Nothing will substantiate
tbe genuineness of our mines so much
as a display of their wealth before the
gaze of the world���such a display as
vill make the eyes of Enropean
mining men bnlge out with astonishment. So we trust that the boye
who have claims in the Lardeau and
at Fish Creek and Illecillewaet will
spare no pains to get the very best
samples in readiness for Mr. Law by
tbe time he arrives; and be sure that
they are ticketed right, or else they
may be mixed with samples from
Fort Steele or other mining campn
'���wayoff."   *
Merchant Millers, Moosomin, Assa.
Dealers in all kinds of
Prices given Sacked or in Bulk.    The finest quality of OATMEAL
and CORNMEAL can be obtained in nny sized sacks.
Quotations cheerfully furnished on application.
Special Attention given to the British Columbia Trade.
Parties returning from Fish Creek
report tbat Mr. Fishburno has struck
��� magnificent body of ore in the
tnnnel on the "Annie," The face of
the tnnnel is in ore from side to side.
Apparently the prediction made last
fall by a prominent and reliable
geologist, that "Fish Creek mines
will bocome world-famed in the near
fntnre," is soon to be verified. Pi-
cent developments are exceedingly
promising, and the balance of West
Kootenay may soon have to rustle
or be left behind in the raoe for first
[fkom our own correspondent.]
Nakusp, Sept. 7th.
The arrangements for oonstrnoting
the wagon road to Slooan Lake are
Bearing completion, and wo are ex*
Secting the specifications by to-day's
oat. Tbe New Denver people are
eagerly awaiting its commencement,
and several of them have arrived
here within the past few days to hear
what arrangements have been made
and lay their plans accordingly.
All the mines which are working
have quantities of ore ready to be
shipped, bnt as oarriage by pack
train is so expensive they are keeping it on the dump until the wagon
road is ready, bo that they may send
it ont not only cheaper, bnt more
The boys who went to Eevelstoke
last week enjoyed their trip immensely, and hope the Minstrels will soon
give them another opportunity of
visiting them and partaking of the
hospitality whioh the Revelstokians
meted ont so freely.
Andy Stewart's party have now
oompleted all the survey work for
the new railway, and will return to
Eevelstoke on to-day's steamer,
The Leland House is making preparations for the expected rash of
business this fall by tbe addition of
a fine new bar, The building, which
will be 26ft. by 18ft., will form a
handsome annexe to tho hotel, and
there is little doubt that the proprietors will have sufficient trade to recoup themselves for the outlay.
Dog and Boar Fight.
While prospecting above the snow
line on the mountains noar the north
fork of tho nieoillewaet on the 22ml
nit., Messrs. Maxwell nnd Knowlos
mot with a largo silver-tip bear, accompanied by a iialf-grown cub. Mr.
Maxwoll is tho owner of a fine black
dog of tho lnrober brood (an excellent boar dog) wbioh at onoo dosed
with tho bear, and the two rollod
over and over in tho snow. Tha dog
weighs about 60 lbs., and tlio bear
wonld probably tip the scale at 500
lbs., but tbe dog was nimble and got
ont of the bear's (dutches, bnt still
kept np tbo attaok. Tlio boar thon
headed for tho prospectors, who bad
no othor weapons than tbo usual
goologioal hammer and amall band-
US, Again tho dog grapplod with
tho bear, and tho fur flow in considerable quantities. As an oppor��
���unity offered Mr. Knowlos strnok at
(he bear with the hand-am, making
��� deep gash aoross tho head and
nose, from which tho blood spurted
freely, Thin was u settlor for Mrs.
Bruin, nnd h!io speedily rntroatnd
into th<> bush, where tlm rub had
previously disappeared, while tbo
dog ha 1 to bo restrained from following tiiein. All tho parties to tbo
fight (except tho boar) are now in
town, This dog wonld bo Invaluable
to onr friend Morgan, but unfortunately it is not for sale,
Moosomin, N.W.T. and 25 Spark St. Ottawa, Ont.
The MacArthur-Forrest
The time for trials is past. Immense success In South
Africa and over all parts of the world. Plant for experimenting on ores up to one ton Is now working.
Charmingly sitnated on the bank of
the river, on the principal street,
close to the post-office and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
First-clans Table, (rood Herts,
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.10 daily,
Pacific        " "     16.82   "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe
route to Montreal. Toronto, St, Paul,
Chicago, .N'ew York and Boston,
RfltSS $6 to if 10 lower than any other
other route,
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in
Oharge of a Porter, for the accommodation of Passengers holding second
class tickets. Passengers booked to
nnd from all European points at
Lowest Hales.
Low Freight Rates. Quick despatch, Merchants will save money
by bavin'* tbeir freight routed via
tl'te C. P. If,
Full and reliable information given
by applying to    D, E. IIIMiW'N,
Aiist. Qen'l Freight Ag't, V'noonver.
or to I. T. BREWSTER,
Ag't C. P. R. Depot) Itevolstoke.
J. E. WALSH & Co.,
Clearing Charges paid on
Freight for Sloean Lake.
Hay and Grain for sale
A Nil
General Commission
Passengers billed through from
For Coupon Tickets apply to
C. AK.Nav. Co.
Kootenay Lake
Largo Stocks on hand.
Preparations are boing made for tho
(.treat Building Boom of 1892.
Look Out! Ask lor Prices ! Examine Goods!
H.   N.   CoURSIER'S
Eevelstoke Station Post Office.
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, V.irnislics.
Bakery in connection with Store.
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co,
Revelstoke Station,
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Railway Men's Requisites.
Furniture & Undertaking,
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
express promptly
AU descriptions of
gold nnd silver..
W. A. JOWETT, Notary Publio. T. L. HAIG, Notary Publio.
Mining', Timber and Real Estato Brokers and Genoral
Commission Agents.
Conveyances, Agreements. Bills of Sale, Mining Bonds, etc., drawn np.
Rents nnd Accounts Collected ; Mining Claims Bought and Solo ; Assessment work on Mining Claims Attended to; Patents Applied for, Etc,, Eto.,
Lots on Townsite of Iievelstoke for Sale and Wanted. Agents for Mining
Machinery, Etc,


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