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VOL. Ill- REVELSTOKE, B. C, JANUARY 30,  1892. No. 83.
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TO   C US TO ."-1 HUS.
Fir, Hemlock & Gedsrt
o.��:.-ri ,i rore��lfJTiBO
To all parts ;.il Right Prices.
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing" a Specialty.
I Mail Lines.
From Halifax
i. 23rd
). liib
From Boston
J .fttW-, <afc*0 *^A. <A,�� A AAtVA
, Caskets, Shrouds, &c.
carried in Stock.
Allan Line.
Pw sian	
Sin tiillillll	
Dominion Line.
S:i:-!.iit Jan, 80th
LaliVaitor Feb. 18tb
Beaver .'
faiilci Ontario Feb, 1st
Lake Winnipeg Feb. llth
From New York
Allan-State Line.
State of Nebraska Jan. 28th
White Star Line.
Teutonie Jan. 20th
Britannic Jan. 27th
Majestic '.....Feb. 813
Cabin p, ��15, 850, ��60, $70, ��80 upwards.
Intermediate, 825; Steerage, $20.
Passengers ticketed  through  to all
points in Grunt 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
ugeut; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revtlstoke ;
or to Robert Kr.nii, General 'Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
Is hereby given, that application
will bo Hindi! to tho Parliament of
Canada, at its noxt session, for an Acl
to incorporate a Company for the
purpose of constructing, maintaining
nnd equipping a line of Railway from
some point on the Columbia Rivor at
or nenr tbe southorn boundary of the
Province to Kootenay Lake, at or
:; ���:,," tbe town of Nelson, via Salmon
Rivor mu! Cottonwood Smith Creek,
with power in conslrnot and maintain
branch lines, and also to construct
and operato telegraph and telephouo
liues in connection with lho said
Solicitor^ for the Applicant}?.
Dated 19th December, 1891,
'Two Doors West, of Post-office),
23 GO"
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X u'W/aJt
hrst-olnss Temperance House
IjOA.'.II AXD Loikiini, $5   I
MEALS, 250.      IIEDS 25o,
This hotel is situated convenient to tbo
I station, is  comfortably furnished, and
,11 ords lirsi class accommodation,
liiiiii.il ��i
,     ,,p
Contractor & Builder
\ll kinds ot Turned and Scroll work
dune neatly and promptly,
and al. right pi ices.
Jobbing Work a Specialty.
,tl'YI'liSTOKU        -    B.C.
The largest and most central Hotel in
tin1 oity ; guild accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar nud
Jjillii.i'd room attached ; fire proof safe,
Is hereby givin, that application
will bo made to the Legislative Assembly of British'' Oolumbia for an
Act to incorporate a Company with
powers   to  construe/:,   operato   and
maintain a system of Electric Power
and Lighting Machinery and Plant,
with  tbe necessary  appliances,  at
somo convenient point or paints on or
adjacent to either or both of 'mo Na-
Kttsp and Koos-Kanax Creeks, iu tho
District of West Kootenay, iu tho
Province of Rritish Columbia ; also
with powers to construct, maintain
and operate Tramways on aud along
tho east sido of tlio Upper Arrow
Luke, for the purpose of currying
passengers aud freight from poiut or
poiuts nt or hear the mouth of the
af iresaid creeks to any point or poiuts
within a radius of twenty-five (25)
miles therefrom, or from aud to any
poiut or points withiu the said radius,
and to construct, operato aud maintain any braucli liues iu connection
therewith; also with power to take
nud use the waters of the aforesaid
creeks for the purposes of generating
Electricity to be used as a motive
power for the said Tramways or other
works of lbe applicauts, or to foe
supplied by tho applicauts 'to consumers as a motivo power for any
purposes for whioh it may be applied
Or required, with power to the applicants  to   construct   aud   maintain
buildings,   ereolions,   weirs,   dams,
llumos, raceways, or othor works in
connection  therewith, for utilizing,
improving aud increasing tho water
privileges, nud also to enter upou and
expropriate lands for n site for power
Louses,  stations,  Humes,   tramway
linos u.id subways, or  such  otlier
works as may be necessary ,- also to
erect, lay, construct and maintain all
necessary  works,  btiildiugs,   pipes,
flume's, poles, wires,  appliances  or
conveniences necessary ur proper for
the generating aud transmitting of
Electricity or power, and supplying
tl te same, and the construction and
operation of tramway liues aud all
other such powers and privileges as
may bo necessary or expedieut m the
A. tit. (I. HAMERSLEY,
Solicitor for the Applicants.
Dated tins 27th day fit' January,
girl;" Mrs. Mack, "Greek;" Mrs.
Pitts, "Highland lassie;" Mrs. Hnok-
el, "Latest in Millinery;" Mrs. Gordon, "village maid;" Mrs. Bolton,
"Red Cross nurse;" Mrs. Widde-
oombe, " Night;" Mrs. Murphy,
"Japanese;" .Mrs Ross, "Euchre;1
Mrs. Carrie, "jeekey;"' .Mrs. Cousin,
"Queen of Hearts;'1 Mrs. Drqnhart,
"housemaid;" Mrs. Janiieson,"Kathleen Mavimruflun;" Miss Behan,
"Gipsy Queen;" Miss Kimpton,
"(iirton girl;" Miss Jnios, "flower
fairy;" Miss Oleary, "Spanish;" -Miss
Smith, "Japanese;" Miss Jordan,
"Mikado;" Miss Beasloy, "sun-
flower;" Mrs. Wooilliouse, "Spanish
lady;" Miss Lawr.-uco, "Liberty;''
Mrs. Newman, Mrs. Forest, Miss
Ethel Newman.
Gentlemen���J, E. Griffith, middy,
R.N.; Rev. J. O. C. Kemm, R. A,
Kimpton, T. C. MoOiillough, George
Sutherland, I). Jnmieson, J, Sappan,
H. Pitts, J. Dover, R. Gordon, A.G,
M. Spragge, H, E. Beasley aud VV.
McMillan, uo distinctive coslumo;
F. A. Illy the, C.P.R. sailor; W.
Bonus, French chef; L, J. Edwards,
"Tobogganing;" A. P. Fawcett,
domino; O. Ebstrap, colored gentleman; P. Murphy, sailor; J. Fraser,
"His Satanie Majesty;" J. Barnes,
"Jumping Jack;" W. Jordan, Turk;
F. Cuto, "JackSheppard;" J. Foster,
''Hayseed ;" N. Paloroia, Turk ; S,
Palmer, soldier; J. Cobli, courtier;
R. Davis, clown ; J. N. Trickey,
"John Barleycorn;" Dr. Campbell,
Highlander; John Palmer, clown ;
ti. Carrie, ticket-of-leave-man; H.
Brooks, Albanian ; R, Urquhart,
Oddfellow; VV. S. Ruttan, domino ;
W. F. Crage, domino; C. H. Mucau-
lay, Russian peasant; J. H. Stirrett
"George Washington;" J.F.Dowuio,
captain, R.N.; J. McLeod, " Undo
Sam;" T. Andrews, down ; D. Row-
lauds, parsou; R, VV, Patuiore, sailor.
tMOUlt 21011)1
liiiiiig-rooin is furnished with llie
best the market affords,
mi' is supplied with n
of wines, Honors aud oi
choice stook
Masquerade .'all at Donald.
Court Ravulstoko, I 0,1'\, met for
biiHiueso on Wednesday night, when
the Htateiiieut of acciiimtH in oon-
uection with tlio recent ball was pre
Bented by the committee, The court
congratulated itself that the loss
sustained was trilling, amounting lo
abon' Sid only, ami this deficit was
speedily made up by members present. Absolution of thanks lo thu
Kootenliy Star, for the admirable
niiinner in which the printing Ol the
programmes, tickets, posters and
ndverlisiiuieiita wau executod, was
passed by n unanimous vote of the
lodge. It waa proposed to have a
Supper at Brown's Union Hotel iu
iibout IIimo weeks' time.
Capt, J, Baufleld and Swan Anderson arrived hero from Illecillewaet
on Tuesday. Cupt. Baufleld brought
down specimens of native silver
which will probably assay 81,000 ti
Lanark to-day", inking into consideration its favourable location mnl llm
iiiiioiiiit of mini i.il ill sight, is probably tlm richest mine in Canada, llie-
pillo'waet wiil bu tbe banner mining
camp ol the provinoe inside of a
year. Capt, Hiiiilicld wus down to
���neet lhe prosltjollt of the COW)'.'.''.y
f"om Toronto,
aboutSeeds, We will send
y u Free our Seed Annual
or 1S92, which tells
We Illustrate nnd give
prices i:i ihis Catalogue,
which is handsomer than
ever.  It tells
Write lur it to-day.
D.M.FERRY4 CO.. Wlndsor.Ont.
ih will probably assay 81,000 to  �� �� . -.      ���nT
ton.    It was taken from lhe;  ll K TT.,i. I -.     \ I _ ____
le Leaf tunnel Judge, whioh is     V3 \   VI, IM    \| \A \l \J
Hin. in width nt the COOft, level,  A'+J J- \JJL\J ��\ \M V  V
is mlnoralizod throughout, The "
r. & I],
in Bronze Letts vs.
The Firemen's Hall, Donald, was
gaily decorated 011 Tuesday niglit,
when a fancy dress bull was belli
uuiiur the auspices of ihu Ladies'
Aid Assuciutiuii.   Tho ball opened
with a grand march at nine o'olook
sharp, and tho scene was most pic-
tUrOHCJue  as   the  varied   costumes
lloaieii by like the ever-changing
buns of  a, linloii.oseopu, while thu
really line music lent au additional
effect towards clnirmiiig the ear as
well un lho eye.   Snme of tlio char-
ucleis wci'u oxccciliugiy well got up,
and amongst the costumes Unserving
ol especial mention ueru those of
Mm, Trickey, Miss  liohau, Mrs.
Edwurds, iUisS Jones, i\liss Kimpton, Miss Huiitli, Mis. 1'itls, Mrs,
Oiil'ith and Mrs. Cauipbill.    Tho
floor was iu oxcelletit couditioD, aud
every dance seemed to excel its predecessor in tho enjoyment afforded,
Refreshments wore provide 1 by the
Ladies' Aid Ouuiuihluc.   Thu ball
was undoubtedly 0110 of thu moat
successful, boib financially and socially, over bold in Donald, aud will
bu loug remembered by tliosu who
participated.    Tho managing com-
iiillteu, to whom the highest praiso
is due, was composed of live geuilu-
uiou well known in Donald to possess
thu essential characteristics necessary to carry uuj thing they undertake to a siicees, fill issue���Messrs,
VV. P. Crngc, J. II, iSinrott, VV, IS,
Ruttan, R. VV. Pptuioro and C. 11.
Macaulay.    Following is a list of
those present, witii thu characters
assumed :���
LiU'i.i's���Mrs. Trickey, "Morning;"
i\lrs. tiniliili, "Italianpeasant;" Mrs.
Boasley; Mrs, Bell Campbdll, "Ital-
inu (lower giil ;" Mrs. IHuward-j,
"imp;" Mrs, Kimpton, "(juuun of
Diaaioflils;" Mrs, .I'ulmei', "llowot
pd. Picard, boot and shoeniakei',
is about to move to the station, whero
he hopes to see ull his old customers
and mauy new ones.
Rov. Mr, Ladner will prpapb tomorrow in tho Methodist' Church,
morning at 10,30, nveniug at 7.30.
All aro cordially invited.
The toboggan slide at tho lower
town wus visited by about, twenty
members of the station club ou
Saturday night, and a lively time
Mr. Ernest Fletcher, builder and
cohtraotoi' of Revelstoke, wbo has
beoii absent iii Ontario for live or
six weeks, returned to towu uu Mou*
day night's express,
Tukv .IUE GoiaXGl Splendid all-
wool Dress Goods at 20 cents, handsome fust-colored Prints at 9 ceiits,
and ladies' aud jents' Slippers ut jjl
per pair at R. li.'. Luzon's.
A now business will bo opened in
Revelstoke in a few days, a tuilor
irom the coast having stated bis
intention of establishing himself
here. The uew shop will bu iu tho
Sxak building,
Tho concert at the schoolhouse
will bo held on Wednesday, the 10th,
aud not on tbo llth us at first decided. Thu dato bus been altered so
us uot to clash with tho weekly uicot-
iug of iho Quudrillo Club.
There wero a groat many visitors
iu towu to-day, being C.l'.R. passengers delayed by thu smuw slido ut
Olauwilliam. Several cf them went
about visiting tuo Chinese residents,
who havo been keeping open housu
for the past three days,
Tho Quadrille Club is progressing
by leaps uml liotiuds, over fifty members now being on the secretary's
books, bill ladios are scarce, only
eight being present at the muetingoii
Thursday night. It is 11 pity thu
luilies do nut make somo effort lu
givo the club a fair start.
The Smiwslioo Club Inn] un outing
ou Monday night, meeting at ihu
shuck about a milo north of thu
town, rccuiitly fitted up by tho club,
whom u ijiiiot dance was indulged in,
Thero was no moon, but thu night
wus not dark, iuiil thu trump, uot to
moiitiou Ihu diiiioo, was thoroughly
onjoyed, especially by thu ludy
The parties who burglarized ibo
schoolhousu last wook and carried
off the culius and "slapjacks" stored
thoru ovor night havo not beuu discovered, Tho wbolo.thiiig wus dono
for a hoax, no doubl, und was worthy
of oiiiitnuling from thu brum of thut
pnstiiiusler in llio art of practical
joking, Morgan David, liut Morgan
"wasn'tin it" this time, lie's got
an alibi, sure.
At a meeting of thu Columbia and
Kooteuay Steam Navigation Co., held
ut thu company's ollico in Revelstoko
ou VVcilnesduy, it wus decided to run
lour steamers during thu coming
season, three between Revelstoke and
Little Dulles���tho Columbia, Lytton
and Kooteuay- aud 0110 on Kuotonuy
Luku, It was expected (hat navigation bot.vcun Robsou and Little
Dulles would open about lho middle
uf Maroh, I'.ud between Ruvclstoko
and Rubsoi) u mouth laloi'.
Mr. F. G. Christie, tbo genial
secretary of tbe Columbia k Kooteuay Navigation Co., loft town this
morning ou a two mouths' visit to
Montreal, from which cilv be has
been absent nine years. Mr. Christie will return just beforo the opening of navigation with the prospect
of some heavy work before him, as
tho company is preparing for a busy
Chinatown, Revelstoko, has been
keeping it up for the past three days,
squibs and crackers being exuloded
at all hours of the day und niglit,
and but for the snow ou the ground
0:10 would think we were in the
midst of a Fourth of July oelebra-.
tion, All the Chinese houses are
illuminated with rows of paper lun-
terus. This p iwder-bnrning is in
honor of the Chinese new year.
LJ. Gilbert, a barber at Field, and
well known in Revelstoke, is wanted
by the police for beiug concerned in
a shooting affray at that place, but
no particulars can be ascertained.
Constable J. Kirkup has received a
telegram to arrest the man on his
arrival at Revelstoke, as it was
thought likely he would mako for
this tov:.". But Ed. has uot arrived,
and is'probably lading somewhere
along the line.
When King Jamos the First wrote
his "counterblast to tobacco" the
royal pedant knew nothing of the
"Myrtle Navy." If be bad, instead
of wasting his brains over his curious
production, he would havo filled his
royal pipe with it, and would have
taken a royal smoke ; he would then
huve been prepared to admit, that
with regard to the injurious effects
of tobacco, it all depended on wliat
tobacco you smoked.
Monday night witnessed a festive
timo at the big toboggau slide near
tho station. The siide was well
greased by a few degrees of frost,
uud the toboggans, with their living
freight, shot down tbe declivity at
such terrific speed that they jumped
clean over the railway embankment
aud continued aloug several yards on
tho other side, causing a great deal
of healthy amusement to tho spectators if uot to the riders.
It was proposed that a deputation
should wait on Mr. J. A. Mara, M.P.,
at the Victoria Hotel on Tuesday
night regarding tho Revelstoke titles
question, which is uot yet settled
owing to delay on tho part of tbe
Dominion Government, but that
gentleman had to leave by the Pacific
Express at 5 p.m., so the meeting
was postponed until tho uext night,
when Mr. .Mara would again be in
towu. Haviug to leave by tho same
train ou Wednesday evening, it was
not possible for Mr. .Mara to receive
the deputation,
-Mr. ami Mrs. J. Kirkup sent out
30 invitations to u duuee and social
to be held at their residence ou
Wednesday night, 29 of which were
accepted. Tne event was in honor
of Mrs. C. Nelles, of Illecillewaet,'
who is their guest, Everyone
present hud a thorough eveuiug's
enjoyment, tho amusements provided
being many aud varied, ami several
wbo did not caro to "trip it on tha
light fantastic" put in ugood time at
the card tuhles, tho sober gamo of
whist being mostly patronised. .Mrs,
Kirkup makes a model hostess, possessing that liappy knack of making
everyone fed at home.
A suuwiilido occurred on Friday
night abon; sit: o'clock near Clan-
wuliam, on tho'C.l'.R, about nine
milos west of Iievelstoke, by which
a section foreman'named Thocnos
Loftus tost his life,   The unfortunate youug man hud gono a short
distance dowu the track from iihuru
ihu gang had been working in order
to fetch uu axe, us they were on tho
point of quitting work.   As ho did
uot return, some of tlio men wont to
look for him, uud ou reaching tho
cutting where thu slide bud occurred
it was surmised tlmt bo was under-
ueuth.   This proved to bo truu,   Ho
was fouud pinned dowu by tho cab
of a suow plough which bud been
used for clearing thu lino of tho
suow which was continually coming
away from the mouutaiu bido,   Tho
avalanche had struck thu plough aud
knocked  tho cab dean off,   It is
believed  thu deceased must havo
gono behind tho snow plough for
shelter as bu might have heard or
felt the avalanche coming,   The full
from such a height bud packed thu
snow as bard as ice, aud bis life
must huvo beuu crushed out lustuu-
tauoou.-ily.    There wus a long distance uf track tu dear uud tho suow
covered everything to the depth of
sevoiul feet, but help wus plentiful,
and ihu rotary sent down from Revelstoke soou hewed a pathway through
tho pilod-up drill.    I'he meu employed ut Genelle liros.' mill, Tap--
pau Siding, took uu active part in
clearing the truck, which wua aceom.
plished ibis  (Saturday/ afternoon.
Constable ,1. Kirkup proceeded to
thu scone this muriiing, but he did
nut consider an inquest necessary.
A tutegram also arrived here asking
for 11 cofiiu tu bo sunt, uud Mr. How-
ion, undertaker, Revelstoke, went
Sown with ono. LONDON'S DAYS OF NMT,
Black Fog With Frost Wlrcli Made Awful
Train- nml Vehicles Thai Could Not ���'��
Tlii-lr Work -Streets Willi no llgbls-
Mi-n Lost Their lives Shipping Stood
Lomloii has reason long to remember her
recent visitation by the fog. It began to
be serious on a Monday, and continued with
little interruption for five days. Papers
now to hand contain long accounts of the
inconvenience anil danger to property uml
lite by which this peculiar feature of Kngliah life was attested. Very cold weather
for Englan I preceded and accompanied il.
For two 01 three nights u sharp frost had
held the southern ami midland districts in
an icy grip. In Leicestershire thn thermometer allowed 23��, while ut York ami in
London ii wus2ii. IT �� ; indeed, ou the grass
at Brixton the screened thermometer marked '-'I : . These figures indicate very severe
weather for England. It is added thai
thick hoar frost lay on the ground und
On Tuesday, the frost was accompanied
hy a thick big, which threw the metropolis
into dense gloom, delayed traffic in various
directions, and slopped it altogether on the
river, On lhc railways fog signalers were
Stationed at short intervals, and the reports
nf the detonators were loud and frequent.
On : hi' Thames navigation was
in consequence of fog, several large steamers, inward and outward bound, being delayed. Oddly enough, a few days before
this frost ripe raspberries were gathered at
Wisliorough Green, in Sussex, and there
were many plums in full bloom. Ripe wild
strawberries were also picked at Waldron,
in the same county, and in the Weald of
Kent. The severe frosts, of course, destroyed the prospects of any further second
crops. Ice in Bushey Park wus two inches
When the fog set in with renewed vigor
on Tuesday it was very dense. At no time
was it possible to see more than the distance
of a few yards. The fog, which had then
continued more or less for three days, was
very general over the London area, and
artificial light hud to be used both indoors
and out throughout the dny, while during
the greater part of the time the blackness
was fully equal to that at midlliirllt. Over
the groater part of the metropolitan area the
gaslights were kept burniligthe wholo of the j
day. The inconvenience caused was very '
great. On (he complicated system of rail-'
way by which London is served it wus im-[
possible to keep time. Trains wero not
merely doluyed, bill ill several instances lho
whole service was completely disorganized,
The marvel wus that, even with all Hie as- j
sistance of fog signaling, it was possible to
control ihe coining and going of hundreds of
trains without accident. Ilisk must bo enormously increased when the time tivblo can
no more be followed, when there is a sort of
a go-as-you-please arrangement in operation,
and the trains run, in the expressive but
aim":-! despairing language of officials, anyhow.
Many ol the omnibuses wore in as evil
plight. A journey from Chancery Lain- to
Regent Circus, ordinarily performed in:
twenty minutes, occupied an hour and a
quarter. A disconsolate conductor declared |
that he had stood for forty minutes
Money would hardly tempi lhe cabmen to
cross London Bridge, enctimbeted with
traffic, und the roadways slippery with that
peculiar greasy mud which fug produces,'
and which thoughtful municipal rulers so
often lorget to relieve by sprinkling gravel
and sand on the treacherous surface. The
extent to which such a pall of Kgyptains
darkness acts in restraint and disorgani .11-
ion of business wis hard to realize. It was
almost pitiable to seethe depotsof the greal
carrying houses literally blocked with arts
unable t ; -i about ai a time when expedition wa lost devoutly to be wished. It
Christm... parcels were delayed, the carriers
were justified iu pleading fog iu their defense.
In the shops business was wonderfully restricted.   At one large establishment there
were not more than thirty ensomers, when
usually in there would have been counte I >
throng at least  ten times as  numerous.
Several branches of business, notably |    ...
connected with the building trade, were
momentarily at a standstill, an,1 some
sands of workmen were out of employment,
Nor was personal discomfort wanting,    i
many parsons acute pain was caused I
eyes, to a still larger number did
breathing; and these inconvenien es were
not to be evaded by remaining indooi   I
the penetrating material
apartment, however well warmed i< I
In its editorial comments on the melan-
oholy situation, the London "Da
��� ��� ��� ��� *ed thai  .. litj  with five mi II ua ol
people h i i h id the laj   [hi   lotted out by
i densi ind ii til iting i licknesa in thi
and nothing       i en i
temple I, to rem  ly I i ��������� ll,   K erj
was i.i i. kened,: irnil ire idirl
led ii, i ip ale i, in manj
in.'i.��� tl image �� ia done   -  del cati    mil
,,-'.. _��� io I-. h isine   of all kinds was  hin,
tared, and I lie tial i crowded streets
waa -tilled toa lunei tip..,  . ,,������ nn odj even
,i-k- why was su li an ������������ il ������> ia in pal iontly
endured,    Che phya   ,. injury inflii ti     n
Ifir^.'.- multitude and the lonvenieii n.aml
[ei i _��� ������'��� I    .in ,; ) - ar bi il.   id tiiandnro
ii ide such
Tin ro a
was   nol
find it to :
erable p
il   oouid
This i
lamps were lighted in the morning and
kept burning ail day, hut in others no attempt was made to light the streets till the
usual hour in the evening." In Chancery
Lane the public lamps were lighted at the
City end, but
was visible in all the rest of that busy
thoroughfare. In St. George's Bloomsbnrg
the streets were illuminated ; in the pn rt
of Bloomsbury which is in St. l'ancras thoy
were left dark. In some parts the lamps
were used in the main thoroughfares, but
all the other streets were neglected, while
there are several hundred crossings at which
some special illumination needed to be provided.
Incidents of the fog on Tuesday gathered
from several sources make upan interesting
record. The temperatures in the morning
were exceptionally low in and around
London. At Wallington, about two miles
from Croydon, the shade thermometer
registered if 13�� or 111�� of frost ; at Norwood, l*i�� ; at Croydon, 1(1��, and at
Brixton, 18��, In thu southern suburbs of
tne metropolis the lliernioineter did nol
exceed 22" , and in lhe evening, in spite of
the fog still continuing very dense, the
temperature was again falling, and thcic
seemed every prospect of a very cold night.
Every square inch of the Serpentine was
covered with ice IJ, inch in thickness, and
it was rapidly increasing in solidity. The
Long Water had upon it capital ice. On
the waters there were numerous sliders and
skaters in spile of the prohibition, but it
was impossible to keep them off. An average
Lima's supposed Influence mi Lovers, Sailors, nnil Oilier People,
There is trouble ou the moon. Leastwise
Prof. Ray says lie noticed a great commotion the other night, To him it looked as
if large bodies of water were lilted up and
thrown a thousand miles or so. Prof. J. L.
Ray is connected with Macon College at
Ashland, but is not widely known as a moon
sharp. If it is true that he is the discoverer ol a commotion on the face of fair Luna
���a face that has been so long held to be
dead ami cold���he is in great luck.
The moon is our nearest neighbor, and
we ought to be on very intimate terms with
it, but for soaie reason it seems to be neglected by as', ronomers. Were it not for the
attention given to it by farmers, and a few
others who are pretty well up in moon lore,
il might as well be marked off the list of
heavculj bodies.
Not long since a scientist bobbed up and
offered to prove that the moon had nothing
to do with the tides. He will have a
a hard time belting that into heads of seamen and those who have grown up near
tidewater, lithe moon doesn't raise the
tides there must bo a remarkable coincidence in their movements.
Vitamers used to put ,-i great deal of dependence in the moon. They planted crops
iniilt worm fence, put on shingle and clapboard roofs, killed hogs, hung meat, cut
timber, chopped weeds, and traded horses
according to its phases.
^^^ _       Almost any old-time farmer will tell you
of about 14 �� of frost prevailed in suburban ] a worm fence built in the light of the moon
London. There was the greatest risk of ac-land ascending node will worm around and
cident in passing through the parks. Some finally fall down. If you plant potatoes
omnibus routes were without vehicles owing i during similar phases they will all go to tops
to the fog, and in the suburban roads the nnd the tubers will be small and watery,
police went along their beats in double , This is the time, however, to plant ciicuin-
patrols. hers, especially when tho sign is in  the
Exceptional delays were caused in  the;arms,
Channel passenger traffic, owing to the
heavy fog prevailing in and near London.
The Calais Continental express from Charing Cross, with ninety passengers, which
ever the light of the full moon falls upon
her. At these times she does not venture
out at night, but shuts herself up in a dark
room. There are many such cases on record.
A Few Words n< to How il Can Best In-
That the amount of sleep required by different individuals is decidedly different has
almost passed into an axiom. Persons who
are very energetic naturally require a great
deal of sleep and children aud young people
who are growing require at least nine or ten
hours of sleep. Invalids or people advanced
in life should sleep us long us they can, as
there is no restorer of tired nature like
sleep. To get a refreshing sleep. The brain
must cease to act. Sleepers who dream incessantly do not receive their requisite
amount of rest. It would be curious lo
trace how many cases of irritability, or of
or of functional diseases of the norves,
arc duo to lack of proper sleep in childhood. Little children should literally go
to bed with the chickens. They should
have an early supper, at half-past 5,
and should be put to bed directly
after, Such a regime as this should ho kept
up till the child is seven or eight years old,
when the bedtime hour may be changed
from 5 o'clock till 7. A growing girl
should certainly go to bed as early as
8 o'clock, and should continue ihis bod-
j time hour until she arrives at an age when
she judges for herself. The old Norman
law which commanded that all tires should
be covered and lights put out at the ringing
of tho curfew bell, though looked upon as a
tyrannical measure, was, from u hygienic
point of view, one of the most goodly rules
that could have been ordained. Considerable harm has been done by arbitrary rules
in the matter of sleep, The fact that Napoleon was able to exist with six hours' sleep,
if it were true, proves nothing but his exceptional endurance. It is said that Goneral
Grant once said that he could do nothing
without nine hours' sleep. There are very
fewpeoplc of great nervous energy and force,
who do not require a great deal more sleep.
A person who does very little work, and
whose brain is not very actively engaged in
any way, can afford to take eight hours
There has been considerable discussion as
to what istho best po- ition to lie in, in sleep.
Most physicians will tell you thatit is on the
right side, but here no definite directions
can bo given. A weakness of the lungs may
causo the sleeper to rest more comfortably
on the left side. Again in depressing illness,
the patient usually lies flat on his back, and
this position seems, in general, to contribute
the greatest amount of rest to the muscles,
yet few people would find it comfortable to
The Southern darky says the dark of the
moon is the best time tor gathering chickens.
The carpentet of former times would not
0 ._ ...   _   c       0__., think of putting a shaved shingle roof on a
should have arrived at Oovet at I2:4.'i, did | building In the dark of the moon, because
not reach there until about 2:15. The j the shingles would curl up, pull the nails
Calais boat was detained until 1:45 and, out, and soon leak like a sieve. Neither
then left with the passengers by the London ] would he cut timbers for a house, nor would
and Chatham Line, who had arrived within '. he plant it until the sign was right,
a few minutes of their ordinary time. Upon | Your grandmother or veteran aunt can
the Southeastern passengers arriving at j tell you that when hogs were killed in the
Dover very great dissatisfaction was ex-! wrong time of the moon the slices of ham
pressed at there being no boat to convey j would shrivel up more than half, and flitch
then across the Channel. 'They had to re-1 would all fry away, leaving only small
main at the hotels in Dover until (i :,'I0, j cracklings. Apples'or any kind of fruit
when they crossed in the Club boat, which dried in the wrong time wero certain to
service had also been delayed from a similar . mould or get wormy, and cider vinegar re-
cause an hour and three-quarters. I fused to become sharp.
_ Intensely cold weatiior prevailed in Ens I It was to the moon the farmer looked for
Kent, and the ponds and lakes were frozen ! indications of the weather.   If the now
io a great thickness.   Skating was freely j moon lay well on its back it was a   sign ___^^^^^^^^^_^^^^_
indulged in. On Tuesday there was a dense ; of dry weather, but if it tipped up to such j sleep in this position. A position which has
log in many parts of the county, and nearly j an extent tint a shot pouch wouldn't hang I b sen advocated with considerable show of
all the London trains were considerably de- j on the lower horn, you might depend upon I iasons, is that of lying partly on the face,
liiycd from this cause.   Only in the most the water pouring out. All these positions havo been advocated and
severe Winters has the Hyih Canal been; The time of changing had a good deal to probably no healthful person sleeps altogeth-
frozen over before. The frost penetrated : do with the weather, but there was a lack I er in either one of them, but varies his pes-
five or six inches into the ground. | of agreement upon this point, but it was, ition to all cf them during his resting hours.
The entrances to the Thames and Medway generally conceded that a change before | The best bed coverings are light woolen
wore blocked for several hours by a dense noon, or before midnight, indicated fair j blankets. The impervious cotton comfort-
fog. The passenger boats between Sheerness ' weather. A circle or halo around the moon j ables so much used arc the most unwhole-
and Port Victoria, in connection with the was a sure sign of rain, and the number of, some of any covering. A hair mattress, as
Southeastern Railway, had to stop running, stars visible within the circle indicated the is conceded now, is the very best bed and a
and all shipping movements in Sheerness number of days before tho rain would oome, single mattress with a sot of good springs is
Harbor woro suspended. Tho frost was very I The health, growth, and development of in!' --illlcient, Where there are two mat-
severe nl .Sheerness, nnd the Government children and animals were supposed to be , tresses over the springs they are not as
canal acros the lower portion of Sheppey was influenced by the moon. If the sign was j likely to be well aired, and "therefore are
frozen over and occupied by skaters. I right at the time of birth they would be woll more likely to retain the exhalations of
William Briggs, aged seventeen, a van boy formed and intellectual, but if it was wrong sleep. A good hair bolster is the most whole-
in I he sen ice ot the London and Northwest , there was no telling what sort of creatures some head rest, but many persons prefer a
em Hail way Company, was going to work at they would become. Every worthless fellow ] feather bolster because tliey are not used to
Collier Dock, Poplar, when he fell into the every dog, rooting hog, lencejumping cow, | it. Sleeping with a number of pillows under
dock dining llie fog and was drowned. or kicking horse was believed to have been i the head isc rtainly injurious, as its tends
A man was found l\ ing insensible in the born nnderan unfavorable phase of thequeen I to raise the head into a cramped unnatural
causeway by the side of the Biver Wandle of night. i,ineer people, or those who were position. Thu fashion of double beds is one
of Wandsworth, His clothes were wet, and of hateful disposition, were ohildren of the greatly to be deprecated, and two single
lie appeared to have fallen into tin- river dark of the moon, with the sign below the beds placed side by side arc taking their
during the fog, succeeded in getting out, and  heart, j place in many cases. So high tin authority
then to have become unconscious from ex-j   It is unfortunate for the unionist that care-; us "The London Lancet" says, in disous-
ful records were not kept. sing the question:   "Nothing will so do-
To be born iu the light of tho moon, une  range the nervous system of a person who is
sign in the head, with ascending node, in- ! diminutive in nervous force as to lie all
s'.n-eii a large brain, exhausted intelligence, J night in bed with another who is absorbent
and a progressive spirit,   If the sign was in - of nervuos force.  The latter will sleep
ich was pro ee ling fr I . I    y Ion toward  the heart the individual would be of a goner-1 soundly all night and arise refreshed in the
Streatham h e     wing b lease fog,  ous, jovial, kindly disposition:  if in the morning, while the former will toss restlos-
James Crown, the Irivcr, mistook his way stomach a great eater, with a tendency to sly, ana awake in tlie morning, fretful,
and drove into the Thornton li iath pond, grow fat and pussy ; if in the legs he would j peevish, fainthearted and discouraged. No
Fortunate!  there is a I w dividing wall in  be very active and a great traveller or gad- j two persons, no matter who thoy are, should
the cent, i        i water, ither** sethecoach iibout- if in the feet a good dancer and hard	
must have been overturned.   The driver,   Ui-ker.
was thrown from hia seat into the pond, and The same lunar conditions that caused
sustained . severe shaking. Assistance rooking meat to shrivel up brought thinness
speedily arrived from the Tnornton Hea'.n and lankness lo the individual; while those
i' lice Statioi the h ,'-������-. and coa :h  that induced shingles to curl up, weather
extricated ind another coach-   l,o mis tn warp, and chimneys to lean gave
ita ted the mail resumed its journey to individuals gaarly dispositions, distorted
after ninety minutea  li i features, and warped morals.
Early in the morning a, serious collision,      It is quite natural that the moon should
i ���    ed in lever       iriea to   hree  have more or leas influenoe in love affairs,
the Metropolitan There is that well-known and oft-repeated
i een H irr ������������ and Pinner Bta   eouplel
it a i im "  ol men     Happy Is the bride that tho sun shlnos on,
were en aged balls om      Happy Is tho corpso that tho rain rains on,
i ���"   landing on the  lown     [ti the moon, however, that the maiden
line, when the fin trai    ������      eard.'ool   b lor a-charm to brmg her lovor.   If
ipproachint eforeanal I   i    he wishes to ��oo 1   o ah  must wait for the
new moon and it first sight of it over her
o ilder ki I at her bedroom win-
low and repeal these lines
Si'w mi on tr ia moon, como toll unto mo,
I mo to morrow,
Whom tru    ivi vill bo,
if hi- clolhlniel
And hia ehlldn n I do hi ir
.  :   may I  eo lilm,
, :,, ne-
nu I don't wour,
, oh Idn n I don ' hoar,
, ��� i',. in.      oo him,
Will, i,     .
ito   bed  qmelly,
.-! wait for him to ap
I.i, muddled and unseasonable wen-
liaustion. He was conveyed to the Wands-
�� irth Infirmary, where he was attended to
by Dr, Pasmore, but he died sunn after
Brighton and London parcel- mail
habitually sleep  together,
thrive, the othor will lose."
The one will
; i was
i thick log p
:.    ���        pi        ���   ,   .
ind were im       ! ��� I.
,| , !      ; . ' i
I   ������   ii ��� to woi k to    pa
i i      i settled "ii Leedson - n
mornin /   ion i    increa  ng in d    itj
I'edeatrianism wai   10th   liffl  ill  n il
u ,.,. ren ler
ed wel ������    Added to thi
v, is , keen frosi   if v,     .. omo io "��� ���
was registered    ,      tilwa    oinpanh
j. visitalio',  a public  calam
��� few per      on whom do I lo
ip i od,   ind  u I,,,  would  not
ir advant ige to m i     i  on  tl
���III  III  li,,' U IV of " i ... o
iy immunitj  from   n   ii u
find      .      .    ' 	
,ii bo di no | thai     ii    n lm
ita last \     i "i. the   ibjci    that i ntei pi i n
hi l i : j have    ,'.;       .     ed, o
legisl il i       impo  ibh.   i In the outh ind
oast   on     ind ovor cast trn     ol   ti,
the wen     i " 11 fine ml h i    li Lon
don wn ii i'y nl Iroadful nighl " It
would be otlor,'1 -ay- lho " Daily News, '
" I,, tn i ic Amerioan rain-making peri
meni thn i none at all."
Apai i. however, from any offoi i tn deal
witli thi I ���' and moko, the nine paper
say-, thi i ic il autlwritii ii hiighl o l" i I
i ry in i|h perse lho d irknoa .   ('In lighting
ni ill-     reel  i�� entirely iu the I I oi
i he .e-iiii's and district boards, and thoy
seem, ,ii a rulo, to lie utterly paralyzed by
uch a fog,   In somo  pariehoa tho  public
Russia's Outlook.
Russia admits that she has enough on
hand just now with her million- of starving
people, and has little time to spare for enthusiasm about the Franco-Russian entente
or the Triple Alliance. The "European
Messenger " says: " Russia has heforo her,
in the interests of lho empire, a task which
precludes any Idea oi an u.lventurous foreign
policy. In Vienna it is believed that the
famine may hurry Russia into a war. This
is nonsense. Russia at this moment possesses neither money, credit nor the necessary Helf-eonfidenco for war. If foreign
eoiinlries were responsible for the present
famine, then, perhaps, there might be somo
sense aud reason Iii going to war, but the
inn- and only origin of thu situation is to he
found in Russian administration, The fact
is well known in Russia, and people should
I horeforo, mice and for all, ceaso to stir up
national and religious strife, Russia has at
present no nood I ir any foreign polyic ; she
lias too much to put in order al home."
Found a Manacle! Skeleton in a Tree,
\r.ii Tishomingo, Tex., recently a strange
discovery was made by some woodehoppors
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   win, wiil'wmiiiig in the hills wesl nf that
igaldto ��� n pots, a number placo.   Thoy broughl to town a tkeleton
ol  vhich I ���. i 'ibb-on  tho   mid lhe section of a tree fo bear evidence of
fored from the efte ta of tho fog, trains on|jn���
���    ,   lino In    ���   "��� ,    ito     I ie   I im curs
disoonlii od Ithodi      jtoof the sun for two or three weeks.   If I tho truthfulness of their story,
eut services of omnibuses. .  ,      ,  ,  ���    Thoy cut down a iargooak troo which was
i pi     ntl ���    partly hollow, but thn entrance to the hoi-
nllueiici        lowed portion had almost entirely grown
I  l   i  ������  that thi   pi ui    he   over, leal ing only n narrow nlil in tho out-
���,.  tef
il conditio
.. ,,    inoodod thai
Does i! no
��� .' ii (lira 11 a disturb
er of electrical (Niulllbrilim
Darin I, .\| Hoi-
royd, an ran
ml. Inseph Wa
: i pity that      IJ
drowned il tho I   ind
Kincaitl    I   liroi It illo,  (Int., .Ian,  11,
Issli. I ,-. lined lo my hod by ,  ,    ,
ittack i     ^ lad ,- ne ml ol mi
���rn1 ma a pai I -,i i l���,nl,' oi Si. ,1 ii'oIm Oil,
win, h I applied,   'I ho  olfoi i win   limply
magioal,   In a day I was ablo to g il
ij hou "bold duties, I have med il wiih
aplonrlld success for nouralgii tnothaoho, I
would im. be without il. '   Mas, ,J, III
side til ill" tree    When the tree fell lo the
ciiiii'id il " i plil     ,1, h bj   he ll It, and
��� the   cntri ol   ii:,   In,,ken
tin kel '"ii ol ���' m hi.    (In mie
���nil.ii nf tin   ki I' h i; n bund of ir,,n at
l tn 'I, o of elm n, i  iduntl) from
uutiaif    ��������� ru ���,'. hi a li" ami ;hl refuge
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^    : in I hi- led bill' I me,  I'i inn all indent inns lhe
,,:   , , ,ii    md     perl     I     Inn I       row n i nil u i ntly lo almost
,   rthi npi: In  through which ho crawled
Two of the ribs wen broken in
such manner as ("lead to thi bi lief that it
�� a; ill li" by a bullet,
A in ' i it in Moa iom . preside i over by
Oram! Dm hoas Elizabeth, wil ol tl e Gov
ornor of Moscow, realized 1110,000 for the
famine fund,
in insanity say thoro are no grounds for i
. ,;i ill-     i:.. mind i nf Ihe
in ..ne, n i| villi i lin ; :ii"  term bin icy
i ii ,1 in  meli ' i       io in:" of the
mppo ii I liiuai "ill" ���     It is ti ilo, how
nvor, thai in many balances the patlonta
i      ul poll   "mi i om " ii month,
Thero ia a lad) w living In Allegheny
i. Inlonao pain In ilu' hoad when
Eavages of Yellow fever and Small-pox in
a Brazilian Port,
Eighteen Captains or Men-limit Vessels
Aiiiiiii,-, llie , iillnis IVilliin t!n> I usl
Two months Only One-third of Those
Who Are Stricken Kecover The Hallway nml Wlinivc" flogged, nud -loo
Vessels Wailing to liiliiud " ..ir t'ur
Reports from Brazil say that yellow fever
and small-pox are now raging at Santos
with almost unprecedented fury, and the
summer season has only just begun. As an
indication of the fearful prevalence of the
diseases it is said that eighteen Captains of
merchant vessels have been stricken down
and have died within the past two months.
They constitute but a small fraction of the
many victims. On some vessels the entire
ship's company, officers and men, have been
swept away by the combined force of the
diseases. Of all the persons attacked it is
estimated that only about one-third have
left their beds alive.
At the offices of the different companies
in this city engaged in the Brazilian trade
ilwas said yi-sterday that nearly every mail
brings the announcement of ono or more
deaths from the ships in portal, Santos, On
board the ships which have lately returned
from Brazil the situation al Santos was
dosorihod as pitiable indeed. The Captains
of the different vessels all give much the
same account. Yellow fever and small-pox,
they say, have also broken out at Rio
Janeiro, but to nothing like the same extent as at Santos. At llio Janeiro a European company has recently reconstructed
the drainage system, while at Santos the
drainage system is in a more frightful condition than ever.
To make matters worse at Santos, the
means of transportation have become clogged
and vessels arriving in the ports aro obliged
to wait weeks and months for warfago and
dock room. The whole harbor is crowded
with such vessels, lying idle iu the pestilent
Santos is about 120 miles south of Rio
Janeiro. It lies on the inner side of the
island of Santos, which extends within a
short distance of the coast. The province
of St. Paul stretches along the opposite
coast, and the greater part of the merchandise landed al St. Paul, which lies inland
about three hours' ride by rail. The merchandise brought to Santos is exchanged for
collcc. which is about the only export from
the neighbouring country. The small
railway between Santos and St. Paul has
proved wholly inadequate to the increased
demands that have been mado on it this
year, and at present both ends of the lino
are reported to be clogged, and the work
of transportation is going ou at a snail's pace.
The Custom House is crowded lo the doors
with merchandise, and some companies havo
been forced to rent private buildings at a
heavy cost to receive cargoes. I n some cases
where no room could be found the cargo has
been dumped in the streets, and great piles
of goods arc said to be lying in different
parts of the town under guard, wailing for
an opportunity of storage of transportation.
New ships arc arriving every day lo inoronso
tho dilllculty. One Captain said yesterday
that when ho left there were ���.'()() vessels
waiting oil Santos to unload their cargoes.
Not only was the small harbor in front of
the lown completely filled with them, bnt
the line of vessels extended the whole length
of the river leading into the port on the
northeast side of the island, and quite a
fieet had been forced to anchor oil the south
end of the island in Santos Bay.
It is among the ships and along the water
front that the black vomit and sinallpo x
have done their most deadly work. The
drainage of tlie port empties into the river
close to the railway wharf, which is the
place where the larger vessels go to unload.
Of the many vessels that have been at this
wharf to unload in the last two months tho
Chaucer of the Liverpool, Brazil and River
Platte Stream Navigation Company is said
to be tho only one that did not give up some
of her crew to the pestilences. The water
in front of the port and along the river
whore the vessels arc anchored is desoribed
as black and foul. It is filled with animal
and vegetable growths, plainly visible lo the
eye, the Captains say, if a glass of it is held
to the light,
The bottom of the river is black, bad-
smelling mud. When the tide goes dowu
great stretches ol this bake in the sun. Near
some of the wharves the water is not deep
enough for the ships, and the unloading is
carried on across scows At low water many
of these are let' ui-w die soft mud.
The men working v> the* re said to furnish a large number of the fever's victims.
A stone quay is now building on the water
front, and dredges and scows are incessantly at work spreading the contagion that the
mud is supposed to contain. This is given
as one of the principal causes for the fierce
outbreak of the diseases.
The number of those stricken down is so
great that only apart of them can be accommodated at the hospital. Temporary .quarters have been littotl up as well as circumstances would allow, and as fast as tho
hospital is filled tho extra victims are distributed among tho other places. In most
cases those stricken down live at the longest
only a few days. Sometimes they tire dead
iu a few hours. As soon as certain symptoms appear the physicians are ablo to
calculate the time when death will probably
occur, and the family or friend of the dying
man are notified to have all arrangements
for the burial ready at that time. No delay
is permitted, If the family or friends do
not come forward the city takes charge of
the burial.
The usual time for the yellow fever to he
at its worst has only just, begun. Prom
January to March is the summer soason in
Santos's latitude, and it is in the hottest
weather that tho disease works the most
damage. In addition to the increasing heat,
i!i" oxposuros that the people always suffer
nl llie festivals and carnivals coming at this
en >in of lho year, are counted as likely to
Increase tho ravages of tin disease. To meet
this expected increaso a new hospital is
building, and at last reports work on it was
being pushed nigh! and day,
Some of the Captains and officers of vessels that have recently arrived in Santos
have immediately taken passage on outgoing
vessels back to Eng'and or American. The
number of ships waiting to be unloaded'is
now so large thai tho newcomers have the
proapocl ol being delayed for months and the
officers, knowing this, are getting away from
danger. Some of the companies, it is said,
lmvo procured houses some distance buck
from town for the sailors to live in while
thevesa ils are In port waitingtobe unloaded, .
Best Kind of Bed.
Shall if be feathers, hair, wool, cotton or
excelsior? Shall we have one mattress or
two? Wc all want a soft bed, and at the
same time a healthy bed, says Good Housekeeping. Every one's preference for a
foundation is a eood wire-woven spring. A
medium thick, best quality curled hair
mattress is the latest, made in two parts,
one square in shape, the other to fill the
remaining space. Once a week the square
may be turned around, turned over the next
week, the lower part turned over every
other week and occasionally exchanged with
the upper part so that the mattress wears
In a Girl's Boom.
Somebody once said, "Show mo a woman's bedroom audi will tell you what she
is like." It is natural tor every girl to
want her own little nest to look as pretty
as possible, says a writer in the Ladies
Home Journal, and I wish I could encourage her in this, bother learn to have
around her lhc books that arc really hers, the
photographs of her special friends, tho little
bits of lirie-u-brau which she has picked up
here and there and were given her a1
Christmastidoor on her birthday. I'm all
these where they will show at their best,and
do not be afraid of furnishing oien your
bedroom with too ninny books or pictures.
Remember, though, that il is your bedroom
and that you must leave sufficient space to
move around, to dress and undress; and
that you must not lumber your dressing
table with trifles of no moment, when you
want the room for your brushes and the
numerous boxes and bottles that hold your
toilet belongings. An overciowded bedroom
is a horror nnd au inconvenience. Have one
or two big easy chairs, with a view not
only ot the oemfort of to-day, but of tli
time when it is possible you may bo a bit of
an invalid, and want a comfortable chair to
enshrine you. These chairs need not be
richly upholstered ones, but instead of
rattan or wood made delightful with great
big soft cushions, luxuries, by I lie-by, that
when bought, are rather expensive. However, the girl who is making her room look
pretty can begone or two pillows, not.in
use, from the household store, anil covering
them with gay silk, wroiigh over with embroidery silk and tinsel thread, can have
them lo look as rich as those gotten as the
smartest upholsterer's.
Now, my dear girls, think this over, and
make your nest as pretty as a girl's bedroom
should be. Spend a reasonable amount of
time mi its furnishings, and you will nol
regret il.
,   Caro of Feet.
To relieve perspiration and remove unpleasant smell from the feet, bath in ammonia tiiui water at night; change stockings
often, and always when changing rub the
feet dry with a clean towel. For chilblains,
useslrong salt water baths. For ingrowing
toe nail, cut the end square and close and
scrape, with a sharp knife or piece of glass
a line in the center of the top of the nail so
thin that only the inner lining of the nail is
left. If this is kept up, the edges will raise
instead of growing down. Corns may be-
relieved by applying a mixture of olive oil,
laudanum and oil of wormwood, equal parts,
and entirely removed if you add the wearing
of light, pliable, perfeet-littiug shoes, Don't
be afraid of the size Nature intended you to
Why The flair Falls Out-
Dyspepsia is one of (he most common
causes of baldness. Nature is a great economizer, and when lhc nutrient elements
furnished by the blood are insufficient to
properly support the whole body she cuts
oil'the supply to parts the least vital, like
the hair and nails, that the heart lungs and
other vital organs may be the better nourished. In cases of seven-fevers this economy
is particularly noticeable. A single hair is a
sort of history of the physical condition of
an individual during the time it has been
growing if one could read closely enough.
Take a hair from the beard or from the
head and scrutinize it and you will sec that
it shows some attenuated places, indicating
that at some period of its growth the blood
supply was deficient from over work,
anxiety or underfeeding. The hair falls out
when the strength of its roots is insufficient
to sustain its weight any longer, and a new
hair will take its place unless the root is
diseased. For this reason each person has a
certain definite length of hair. When the
hair tegins to split or fall out massage of
the scalp is excellent.
Place the tips of the lingers firmly upon
the scalp, and then vibrate or move the
scalp whilo holding the pressure steadily.
This will stimulate the blood vessels underneath and bring about better nourishment
of the hair. A brush of unevenly tufted
bristles is also excellent to use upon the
sculp, not the hair.
The Sleeping-Eoom.
The windows should be large wil hone set
of dark shades and another cf light ones,
that the eyes may be thoroughly rested by
darkness during sleep ; and where there
arc tiny draperies they should bo of light and
delicate texture rather than thick and
heavy ones and should bo so hung that they
can easily be run along on rings and shaken
rather than gathered in close folds to catch
and accp the dust.
Often, where there arc Sowing draperies
at the window, the toilet table also and its
glass arc draped in lace or sonic sort of embroidered muslin, which gives a dressy cll'cct
to the room, and helps to keep the dust to
some extent from the various little china
boxes anil toilet artieles there. In old colonial houses it was once lhe rustom when
there was a death in the family to draw the
curtains across the mirror, as if shutting out
in ihe fa f sueli solemnity, the vanities
and frivolities uf life.
Tlicro should be a lounge In every sleeping room, thai tho bed muy be toll intaci
for lin- niglii il ono wishes to rest in the
,lay ; andthoro should be easy-chairs and
a sewing chair, a writing-table, or a davon-
port : while the littlo pno dibit which forma
,t pari of 'he furnishing "i overy French
lady's bod-room or boudoir is a comfortable
thing lo have for Bible or Prayer-book or
The pictures on the walls of Hub room
should always be,-heelfill light prints and
watei'-eiilors, nnd tilings suggestive of pine
and gracious and lovoly thoughts; and tho
non:;s sliouhl lie those which are personal
and treasured and like friends.
Another valuable piece of furniture that
ahould be opened belore the washing-stand
is a screen, a piece demanded by delicacy,
even if one occupies the room alone, and
surely by modest- and decency where there
is more than one. It is not necessary that
this screen should be a costly or elaborate
construction; indeed, it would not harmonize with the rest of the room if it were;
but any pretty chintz, such as covers the
lounge and chairs, can be stretched with
gilt nails on a small clothes-horse, like those
used for the airing of linen in a laundry,
and will prove to bo all that is desired,
while the screen itself will add considerably
to the beauty and sense of occupancy of the
r 30111.
For the rest, this room is so entirely a
personal and individual thing that it should
be allowed to represent individual tastes,
and should bo sacred to one's self and one's
closest friends,
A Perfeot Figure.
The height of a person with a "perfect,
figure" should be exactly equal to the distance between the tips of the middle lingers
of either hand, when the arms are fully extended. Ten times the length of the hand
nr 7i times the length of the foot, or five
times the diameter of the chest, from one
armpit to the other, should also give the
height of the whole body.
The distance from the junction of the
thighs to the ground should be exactly the
same as from that point tn tiie crown of the
head. The knee should ne exactly midway
between the first named point and the
ground at the heel.
Tho distance from the elbow to the tip of
the middle linger should be the same as
from the elbow to the middle line of the
From the top of the nead to the level of
the chin should be the same as from the
level of the chin to that of the armpits, and
from the heel to the toe.
Trotting Children on the Knee.
The practice of "trotting" a child on the
knee of the nurse or the mother, though it
has the sanction of long practice,has not the
sanction of common sense, and should never
I13 indulged in, especially with infants.
Treating the adult body in the ratio of corresponding strength, the exercise would be
about equivalent to being ourselves churned
up and down on the walking-beam of a good
sized steam engine.
Notes of Note.
Chili is the woman's Utopia. It is the
only country in the world in which women
are possessed of full political rights, Every
woman over 21 can vote on all questions.
The street cars are all conducted by women,
too. The native women have not good opportunities for education, but they are said
to be possessed of fair mental ability, and
boast of one native woman doctor. In manner they are modest and dignified, in person
; small and delicate.
Following the example of India and Japan
lhe Siamese are about to establish a school
j fer the native girls of high rank under the
i management of English ladies.   Another in-
j teresting educational experiment is that of
a college for girls in connection with the
University of Sydney.
Dress leform has invaded the stronghold
of fashion, Paris, the frivolous city. At a
meeting of the "Federated Females of
France," it was resolved by fifty women
delegates from the different branches of the
association to organize a campaign against
modern costume. Thcyare pledged to wear
short skirts, to discard stays, broad hats,
boots with high heels, and gowns with low
Boston has duly licensed her first woman
undertaker, Mrs. Julia Brown, who has been
qualified by the Board of Health to carry on
the business left by her lately deceased husband.
A Frenchwoman���Mine. Lacroix���has
been elected a member of the Academy of
Madrid, an honor never before extended to
a woman. The honor is due to the admirable mural paintings executed by her for the
Madrid Athenteiim.
It will interest the ladies to learn from
thestatistios of the hair industry, whose centre is in Paris, that the bulk of hair handled
by the dealers is not supplied by the coiffeurs who travel about the Continent purchasing the flowing locks of peasant girls.
It is estimated that in Paris alone ladies
comb out daily and throw away fifty kilos
of hair among the refuse, This the ragpickers, who carry on a great trade in combings, collect from the dust bins and sell
them to the Chiffoniers, The hair is then
rolled in sawdust, cleaned from mud, dust,
and grease, carded, separated, arranged according to length and color, who sells it to
the master Chiffonier, who ia turn sel's it to
the hair dealer. The mo3t expensive shades
are white, chestnut and blond, then brown
and red.
Mrs. Fawcett, the English lecturer, supports her -laim for woman's suffrage by stating that there ate 38,000 women land owners in England and Wales, anil that of these
'.'0,01X1 are engaged in farming on their own
Tlie Baroness vonZuyllanof Paris has the
finest stables in the world for her magnificent horses. Kven those of the great Czar
himself do not equal them iu magnificence.
On Sunday afternoons she takes her tea in
the stables, where down the centre of the
great building a thick pile carpet is placed
leading up to the tea room. The horses
come up to the table for sugar from their
mistress like pet dogs. The buildings cover
three acres of ground.
A vote was "taken at a business house in
Boston where 500young men are employed,
to see how many were for woman's suffrage,
and out of the nuinberonly twelve were un-
gallant enough to declare against it. If a
similar vote were taken among an equal
number of women on the same question, it is
doubtful if nn equal number would be found
in favor of it.
A Dayton man whom the women adore
wilb reason, is the owner of a railroad
which runs through the suburbs of the city.
By his order all working girls and womon
may ride ,,n his ems at hail price, and tho
laundresses with their baskotsand tailoresses
with their bundles travel free.
A uovel business partnership is that of the
Rev Leslie W, Sprague and the Rev, Lila
Frosl Sprague, his wife, who were recently
insialled as miiiisieis nf the First Unitarian
Church ,ii Pomona, Cal,
There are sixty miles of snow-sheds on
the Central I'acilic Railroad,
It is estimated that 1 SOU pounds of gold
are annually used in the United States.
A coal famine is imminent in Nebraska
and western fowa because of the scarcity of  $y
box cars on the railroads.
The alien laws of To:;as forbidding foreigners to hold land in that Stale have been
declared unconstitutional.
In Japan, it is said, there are apple trees
growing four inches in height, which bear
fruit freely about the size of currants.
During the heavy gales the waves of the
Atlantic ure from twenty-four to thirty-six
feet in height���half above and half below
the mean level of the sea.
There is a boom iu Government land sales
in the Northwest. The Canadian Pacific
Railway, is selling blocks of land very
A Califomian has invented a long-distance
telephone of simple construction with which
he is confident he cau hold communication
across the continent or under the ocean.
According to Swedish papers the expedition of Dr. Sanson to the North Pole bus
been postponed until 1803, The delay is
caused by the impossibility of sooner finishing the ship to be used,
There are now twenty-one law firms iu
the United States coinpiscil of husbands
and wives, and there are about 200 American
ladies who practise law in the courts or
manage legal publications.
The German merchant marine stands
next to that of England. In 1880, the latest year for which figures have been published, German vessels made (i6,8!W voyages-
carrying 21,308,622 tons of cargo.
The representative of Swiss dairymen has
returned to Switzerland with options on
land in three counties in California, the intention being to establish a colony for the
nirpose of developing the dairy industry.
It is altogether shameful, the way some of
t.ic Chicago judges in the divorce court
rattle oil " their so called "hearings "and
decisions. It looks like the worst kind of
judical trilling, Twenty or more cases are
adjudicated at a single session of two or
three hours.
Mrs. Fannie Washington Finch, a granddaughter of the first President's half-brother
cherishes a nong her most precious possessions a little silver hatchet made from a
spoon once owned and used by George
Washington. She is said to resemble her
great uncle in features, and to be of a tall
and imposing figure.
Dr. C. G. Truesdell, who for twenty year
has been superintendent cf the Chicago
Relief and Aid Society, in his last report
cautions the public against indiscriminate
giving to street-beggars, and denounces the
"-Multiplication of free lodging and soup
houses which furnish inducements for tho
unscrupulous to practice imposition and live
in idleness."
In Galveston in sinking an artesian well,
which is now 2,040 feet in depth, gray and
green clay mixed with wood, lime concretions and pebbles were found at a depth of
1,510 feet. The age of the wood is estimated
at 200,000 years by Professor Singley, and
in the stratum, which is 10(i feet in thickness, he found seeds resembling apple and
hackberry seeds.
The New York Recorder says that in
New York city about ten thousand subscribers are connected by twenty-five thousand miles of wire, and they use the telephone over a hundred thousand limes a day.
A careful calculation shows that during the
year over four hundred and fifty million conversations were carried on by telephone in
the United States.
Mr. Aichibald Forbes, the great war correspondent, holds himself at the command
of his editor-in-chief at all hours. He has
two entire equipments.one forcoldcountries,
the other for the torrid zone. Firearms,
clothing, saddles, are all ready, even to a
purse full of gold and oassports for every
country on the globe.   An order by tele
He makes �� Itorer nl  Ills llniiiCMsi'iili-d
isi'i-iiii rn mien lie Meets Them.
Very young students, in their first attempts at composition, often informed us
Unit lbe horse is a useful animal. This
ng generalization is subject to important mollifications before it is accepted in all
communities. There aie many thousands of
'torses that toil noi like their progenitor
but go like the wind where it listed), and  ;m�� "**��� locality " '���><><* ��1����'.. *���� ������'>' ��
  lime he hail excellent sport.   Alter noon
1 Hunter's Experience in a Cave  lions
Itochcnatle Biver, KeitHliy.
Eight miles east of Mount Vernon, Ky.,
near Rockcastle river, is a famous group of
wild, rocKy, pine-covered hills, locally
known as Round Stone knobs. A couple of
days ago Dr. J. ,1, Kite, a prominent young
dentist of this place, went with dog and gun
lo shoot  quail, and for
arc looked upon at intolerable nuisances in
the civilized regions they sometimes invade.
Our Australian friends, for instance, are no
overs of the horse iu his untamed state, and
some of the colonies set a price upon his
head, and do all they can to stimulate movements for his destruction. Several thousand
wild horses were shot in New South Wales
alone in 18/5. These rovers of the plains
play the mischief with domesticated animals
when they come among them, and the colonists are very much disgusted to observe
that the noble horse, relapsing into barbarism, and forgetting his oats and the other
comforts of civilization, runs off with his
wild brethren who have not enjoyed his superior advantages.
ll must be confessed that our horses need
the restraints imposed upon them to pro-
vent them from disgracing their ancestors,
who were certainly domesticated when they
were introduced into this country. Yearn
ago it used to be the custom in our southwestern territory to brand the young stock,
and even many work animals, and turn them
loose to shift for themselves for a year or
two. When they aro wanted they were
always as wild as .Mexican mustangs. .Mr.
Powell wrote a book on the best method ot
taming wild horses. The specimens on which
he cxei toil his talents as a tamer were, for
the most part, formerly domesticated animals, who had forgotten all about their restraints while wandering over the plains of
our southwestern territory.
Travellers in western territories are no
longer in danger of such au eruption of
horse-flesh as .Murray described in his
" Travels in North America." He not only
witnessed a stampede of thousands oi panic-
strioken horses, but the living torrent swept
along towards and over his camp, trampling
skins and dried meat into the ground,
knocking down some of the tents, and
taking with them all its horses except his
riding mare, who vainly struggled to break
hor fastenings. They will range in much
smaller herds than formerly on the plains cf
the Upper Colorado; but the wild horse,
like the buffalo, has practically disappeared
before the advance of the white man.
In spite of the experience of the Australians, many peoples, chiefly savage, have been
able to turn the wild horse to good account.
Hundreds of thousands of Mexican mustangs
have been reduced to servitude. The wild
horse of the South American pampas, which
three centuries ago, only fifteen years alter
the horse was introduced from Europe, had
spread to regions as remote as Patagonia,
has been tamed by thousands, and has become the useful servant of Indian tribes.
Naturalists often discuss the question
whether there is now in the world such a
creature as an aboriginal or truly wild horse
We know very well that the wild horses of
the Western Hemisphere are all descendants
of domesticated animals. Where, then, is
the aboriginal wild horse to be found? The
question will Drobably never bescttled. Mr.
J. H. Steel, who recently read an interesting paper on " Wild Horses" before the
Bombay Natural History Society, thinks the
evidence is in favor of the existence of the
wild horse in central Asia. Gesner, the great
authority on zoology of the sixteenth century, was of the same opinion, but the fact
has often been questioned, ami the assertion
cannot positively be made that the wild
horse of the great mountain region which the
Russians are now exploring, and of which
they have secured some specimens, is not
himself the descendant of ancient domestic
Another question of importance as yet unsolved is: Whether two or three years' run
on the pampas would rejuvenate the average
phone, and instantly he departs for Zanzibar j st��6f car horse, develop the latent savagery
��r a* * ,-,f ino ti-i fii i'ii    mwl  ma bn n iirilri hfit'ao fit   inn
or Moscow.
of his nature, and make a wild horse of him.
If equine liberty and freedom from human
restraint could achieve such a miracle, it
would be very interesting to know it.
Hints for the Household,
An oyster is the best bait for a rat trap,
A very good plan to keep wax-cloth glossy
is to wash it with size or melted glue iu the
In correcting children, whatever form the
correction may take, it is necessary to preserve a calm demeanour.
To cleanse ceilings that have been blackened by smoke from a lamp, wash off with
rags that have been dipped in soda water.
Those who are subject to attacks of
giddiness or faintness, and those who suffer
from palpitation and other sense of discomfort at the heart, should not bathe.
Children in bed, a doctor observes, re
quire much less covering than adults, and
would probably never in health rigglo from i ,,    ,       ��� , ,
under cover while asleep if the cover were ! P<*��;'lrll8t'   * * ,il]'es,""1 know you
notoxcessive I"'     c""'��       m mu"
, ,. .        ,        ,, ,   fall in love with you.    Pa will object and
To make almond icing, mix one lb. ground , mako a ,,IW,   Wc wl|- el    , rlMI,     t ,M|���
Bea-retted Her Scheme.
She was romantic. Her father was a mil
lionaire, whose life had been devoted to
sausage-making. Ho was practical natually,
but all the poetry of the family was centred
in her.
She was beloved by another millionaire's
son, but she had been reading romance and
stuff, and when he proposed to her declared
he must do something poetical for her.
" Dearest, what can I do?"
"Become a poor artist."
"I couldn't be any other kind of an
" I mean you must pretend to become a
almond (sweet only) with 2 lbs. sifted sugar
and a little orange-flower water; mako it into a smooth paste with the whiles of three
or four eggs, previous beaten to a still'froth.
In cold weather never wear a woollen
stocking inside a thin tight shoe. To do it
is to invite, frozen feet. The wool grows
damp and clammy, with insensible perspiration the shoe pinches the blood vessels into
sluggish torpor. Betwixt them you have a
frozen foot almost before you know it.
. when it is all over we'll tell him,
II be delightful."
noil, am
and il w
And so he became a poor artist and look a
poor studio and daubed on canvas and pretended to paint pictures.
And there was another millionaire's
daughter got to coining lo his studio and
silting for her picture.
I In those delightful tete-a-tetes he forgot
all about tho romantic maiden, and when
the romantic  maiden  came one niglit
The old lady's advice to her daughter,when I peasant costume as a sweet surprise to run
the latter was about to commence housekecp- j away with him, she found he had married
ing, puts the matter in its true light. "My I tho other gir , und had gone off on his honey-
dear," said she, "by not knowing how to  moon.
make puddings and pies you may be oo-1    She thinks that roniances are all lies now,
easionally annoyed ; but if you are ignorant' and that nothing happens in real life as it
of rousting and boiling you may be annoyed  happens in books,
Many persons c innot partake of cabbages
or oilier " green vegetables" without sudor-
ingiiftcrwards for fhe injudicious indulgence
But have you ever tried boiling the cabbage
in two waters? Just try il and the result j on Friday,
will be an agreeable surprise. Not only will I Washington was born on Friday,
gctables be more digestible
All Happened on Friday.
Declaration of Independence was signed
Thr Indian National Congress has for
mally approved of the groat work done by
the Salvation Army in India,
the vegetables be more digestible, but il
will be sweeter and juicier, and the objectionable smell will also bo greatly lessened
For black pudding, prepare the skins.
Have some pig's blood, and while il is warm
salt It a little, stir it for a while and strain
it, and a cupful of milk lo the blood, Have
half as much choped suet as of dried oatmeal
and half as much chopped onions ; plenty of
salt and pepper to taslc, sonic nutmeg if to
be very nice. Stir all this into the blood
| to make it pretty thick, (ill the skins, tie,
prick and boil gently three-quarters of an
Queen Viotoria waa married on Friday.
America was discovered on Friday,
Mayflower lauded on Friday.
Joan of Aro was burned at the stake on
Battle of Waterloo was fought on Friday,
liastile was burned on Friday.
Battle of Marengo was fought on Friday.
Julius Ciesar was assassinated on Friday.
Moscow was burned on Friday.
Shakespeare was born on Friday.
King Chui'len I. was beheaded on I'ii,lay.
Rattle New Orleans was fought on Friday.
Lincoln was assassinated on Friday.
owever, a thunderstorm came up and
he entered a deep, rocky gorge with tbe
hope of finding shelter from the menacing
elements, Seeing an aperture iu the cliff
on his left, he entered it, and was surprised
to find himself in a large winding gallery
with sleep and craggy walls on either side,
and with a roof that rapidly ascended to a
considerable height. About twenty-five
;eot from the entrance was an object which
arrested his attention. It was a gigantic
bowl lcr, oblong in shape, and weighing
hundred of tons, lying in an oblique position on a high, jutting ledge, with its huge
crest upre.itml awfully into a gap in the
cavern's roof, It looked as though a slight
shock nr lhe touch of a meddlesome hand
might displace it and cause it to come crashing down.   Indeed, it was one of those
I'KliiliTiri. 0KATH-TRAPS
of nature, grim and sinister, sometimes found
in subterranean passages or upon jagged
It is well known that Dr, Kite is of an
adventurous disposition, also that he is a
naturalist and geologist of no small repute.
The novelty and excitement felt in penetrating the unexplored, so fascinating to daring
spirits, allured and emboldened him. Believing that he should make some interesting
discoveries, he advanced resolutely into the
cavern. As he did so his faithful* dog suddenly curled its tail between its legs and
made a speedy exit. At the same instant
the doctor saw two fiery eyes glancing from
a daik corner. Hastily raising his gun, he
look deliberate aim and let go both barrels
simultaneously. He never knew what the
animal was or what became of it. for the infernal din that bellowed and rebellowed
through the cavern was followed by an awful crash, suffocating columns of dust and
dense darkness, and he was thrown violently
forward and almost buried beneath masses
of fulling sand.
He scrambled to his feet again, bleeding
and gasping for breath. Terror-struck and
appalled he realized that the huge bowlder
above had been precipitated into the passage, completely blocking the corridor and
shutting him, like the doors of a ponderous
tomb, forever from the light. He saw no
way to escape.
enveloped him. Moreover, avast tribe of
bats, disturbed by the detonation of his gun
and the shifting sound, began to swarm
along the passage, numbers of them alighting on his person. They were of lenurkable
size and fierceness, and seemed disposed to
to attack bim. So vicious did they become
that he was forced to fight them off by
swift movement of his hands. They swept
forward in enormous flocks as if to escape, and that quarter of the cavern was
quickly olive with them. Stunned aud only
partly aroused from their stupor, thousands
precipitated themselves against the jutting
rocks and fell upon the floor dead and dapping awkwardly about in their wounded
agony. They swarmed on the doctor's
back nnd neck like huge bees. The dashed
against, his face and clung to his clothes, hia
hair, and his beard, and their whirring
wings, bellows-like, whirled the dry dust of
centuries about in clouds, irritating the
hunter's already exhausted lungs.
Threatened with suffocation, he increased
the activity of his movements. He struck
savagely, and hurled hundreds of the
squeaking harpies upon the earth and trampled them under his feet. The cavern's
rocky bottom became so slippery with the
blood and scattered
that he could scarcely keep his footing.
That he should preserve his equanimity
under such torture was wonderful, but that
he did is manifest from what now transpired.
Shaking off his fierce tormentors for a moment he pulled off his coat, and, pouring
over it the combustible contenls of a whiskey
bottle which he carried in his hip pocket, he
ignited it with a match, and as it blazed up
he began to whirl it, a circle ot hissing flame
and pungent smoke, about his head. The
effect was magical. The btits, unable to bear
the light and the fumes, spread their wings
and began a precipitate flight to other parts
of the cave.
Surrounded by panic-stricken birds, even
under the spectral light of the torch, Kite
presented the appearance nf something inhuman, ghoulish, demoniacal. Issuingfrom
the pockets of his burning coat could be
heard the sound of bursting shells, which
mingled strangely with his unearthly cries.
Veiling and rushing from side to side of the
cavern, his hair tumbled over his forehead
In tangled masses, and his face distorted
with fury and despair, he whisked the fiery
brand about, scaring, scorching, and burning
many alive, until the vast
had been driven back into liirthcr recesses
of tho underground chamber. Nearly ex-
huu.-ted, his clothes and body wet with sweat
and blood, he began to oonsldor the possibility of escape from his prison house, if any
avenue of escape over the stupendous bowlder still existed, which was uncertain, it
would have been madness loattempt to scale
it in the deep, rcigningdarkness. He, therefore, abandoned such a hopeless idea, and
sought to find some vulnerable point at the
side of the seemingly impassable stone barrier.
By th,- light of a sickly blaze which played over the smoking remnant of his still
burning vestment, he picked up his'.-un and
thrust the barrels into the crumbling earth
and stone at one aide ol the hug n ck, The
mass yielded by piecemeal to his exertion,
and with the energy of a man entombed
alive and dosperat i for li'-. rty, he worked
heroically, digging up the earth and prying away gri at ti.igin mta of Mel;.
Hope never forsook him, and after seven
hours of ince88ant labor, during which the
work ol a Titan was performed hi sui oeded
iu making an opening largo enough for Ins
body, and through this hole he -.queened
i himself. In his bleeding ami blistered
hands lie held the twisted and battered remains of a gun, and just as the cold but
friendly moon arose behind the tall pines
on an opposite dill' he passed  out,  pale,
j haggard, and grimy, into the chilly night. ���li mn;iiiiii<ia��a��a��niTi,a>MiwMiSBBiHmmmiMimimmtHmvWtlaTaaaaaiMWniaia^iaaaoiuavaviitaggmaroM��,.. -��� .mmaaaaam-t���
From Different Points of
View,   i
The Mineu of Jnnunry 9th is inst
io baud; irom its editorial remarks we
clip tin- iollowing:���
"No people lmvo been more per-
siptent in making these envious at-
lucks than thoso residing ut Rnvel-
stnke-'a"rebpln   whnta   prosperitr
wus bror.ialli. about bylha discovery
of tho iSil'vi!.' King hi'inoj'un'd whose
continued priisncrity ,'ependn "li lbe'
.;,iii'c'('s(-fnl working of the minca in
���the Kootensy Luko country.    At'a
recent publio "meeting'held in tlm I
town  one speaker  contended thai
lii-b claim owners shoul 1 build their
own roads, or at least recoup the
iiovei'iunenl for snub  outlays,  and
���raised an objection to lhe appropriation for bnildiug a ' wugou road to
���,:;���<* mine on Toad Mouutaiu,'   lie
uiid that as the mine was a very rich
one, it wu.i only'-fuir that Government money expended for lho bonolit
'pi iits owners should be repaid at
���BDnlt" inline dale, iu case the property turned out ti. be a paying cou-
c.ertr. 'The man who thus contended,
however, mudo no leferencc to tht-j
Government  monoy   expended   in
building a wagon raid from Albert
Canyon lo 'mm mine' on the north
fork of tbo Illecillewaet���a road Ibat
cost thousands of dollars and ovor
which a wagon has never beeu."
' ' We aire, Sorry that the MlNKlt has
been lit to piit- a wrong construction
';.ipou the words used by Mr. Fraser
at the Revelstoke meeting on December, 18th. ��� Behoving Unit tbo niein-
lier for West Kootenay hud nol been
very liberal in bis efforts to push the
claims of Iievelstoke, Mr. Fraser said
'it was not fair tlmt, public money
should be used for tbe purpose of
constructing ronds to null claims,
tho owne.;' of which could well uiforil
to make their owu ronds, nud in saying tbis he merely wished to show
that th: interests of mines und mining
were :pnl*iunount with' Mr. Keliio to
the entire disregard of tho claims of
the towns, ami also that tbo publio
money thus appropriated hud been
���used for tbo solo purpose of  still
further enriching capitalists who, no-
porting  to  lho  MiNKit itself, hud
refused the offer of u million dollars
for tbe mine:   Mr. Kellie made an
excellent, nnd to lirmrv present satisfactory, reply to this statement.
'  As to the Government expenditure
on-the road nt lho North Forks, we
'do not seo bow Unit can be thrown ut
the 'beat! of Eevelstoke, seeing that
tho snid road is at Illeeillcwnel ; und
it is quite possible that Mr. Fraser
might have End   tho North Forks
rond iu bis mind when he spoke, but
one instance was enough to.show tho
grounds of bis objection to the principle.   The Miner says :���
"These envious nttacks do uot
hurt tbe Silver King, but thev are
unfair to the owners of that property
and to the district in which it is
situate. The Silver King may be a
blowout,' but, ut tbe sumo lime, it
v'.-.-r.,.-.",���  .   uiammntci
a no
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I   i
!1,     FINEST   TOVKD,
WV ai-
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ij mV
n n n np v
u. ill ill I
Importer? of tho I I
.   .     ���"���   l: ."   <
l-'tt   al j t  i\J
ii-ii aim 1'iov
We carry n H-lootim I oomploto,
and oliiliiieii',- nuuts. hIiuom nut
i'm-iii in
! Ill JI fa.
Indies ioi,, t.
itilclnos, eli:.,
eli .
il   id
-un! V.
took ni ���jurii'K I'ui'ii
hose   Btlllitilll'I'V, in
jqiiisifort ���ii,|  reu-'y-iuudo t-lotliiiig.     A  large, n
tulmoco. eii'al'clleii, imported XM,\ ,|���lll;,slll. ,.,,,,^
Move pipe.;, tinwuro, crookui-y, i-nu,,-h and di-esHe.,1 lumber, und otln r foods'
too Illilllul'OUS LO lllolltioli, atiiiiiilel'alc primus,
Tclenlitiiie coniniuiiicuiion,
ll you think of bu
jrgnn or   Piano, sen
Pries Lists.
'��* - .;James McDonald
���* i
:: ���J-irjr.y., '���'JV-vr   -������ ��� - -->/���, ������ ���: -tr-i.-.t.-f *������ ���������'���yr.���y <- m-.i.-, '���-���-���J;.',';y -���- ��� ��� ���- --,-*��� ��� ������'������������>��� -v ���"--������   Ttw|
.a A AT
KJilUi 'is
���a��Mi...1���,,a,i.,i..ii_����|i,^mwrnra.ll|||||lill||ri rrm���niiii 11 ii i   iiiimnriTiimiTm
Is iierebv given, Hint !ippli..;ition
Streets and bridges in Nelson,
842110 (of which the Canadian
Pacific Eaihvay pays balf). . 2100
iVafion road   from  Nelsou to
mines on Toad Mountain.... 8000
"From the above it will be seen
that of the 838,000 approprinted iu
all, $7,01)0 were expended within the
boundaries  of  Iievelstoke   tuiuiug
division, 811,200 in Ainswortb division, tdOJoO  in   Nelson  division,
I?1,0(I0 in Goat River division, nnd
$1,600 in Trail Creek division,   By
rigbt, half tbe cost of tbe Lardeau
trail should lm charged to iievelstoke
division,  for   Eovolstoko   is moie
tlirectly benefited by it than Aii s ���
worth, and if to cliarped Kovelstdkt
wonld bn debited with ,-;o,S()0 and
Ainsworth with $9,400. The people
of Rovelstoke nro evidently envious
of the growth of tbe tow;,s on Route
nay Lake, aud have raised the sectional cry for efl'aut only."
It is not in our power tQ dispute
these figures, bill according to their
showing the only nmouut spent in
Hovelstoko is tho 131,000 on iue rond
leading to tbe Ftatt ���������.. although in
all fairness ive n isl admit thai tho
money spi nl ou '.>���:��� B nd tr ...-
should lie cb I    ,:
i ul - So that i    '���'���'.
Curry largo lines ol plain, medium, nmd bigh-gmdo furniture.    I
Bed-room sots nfuging in prflio from'{��6.5U to IJOOO.    Hotels
nialied throughout. Offigennd bSr-room obnirs.   Spring
mnttreBsos mado to'brder, apd woven wire, hair
itiiil wool mattr'osees iii'iitock.    Midi
orders from Kootonny Lako   :
poinlswill receive oarly
and   prompt  attention.
i>IAIN STREET, REVELSTOKE     -     -     -
!���;. c.
-.L-TiB xi ar i-t-uu -:.:r^j �����-;. lji ut-siia
is the only piece of mining property    :.
.;,   ',','   ���     ..
i ������
'i .
_.;. a
in West Kooteuay district for which
a million dollars has beeu offered
and refused Tbe wtif-on
road from Nelson to the mines on
Toad .Mouutaiu cost $23,000, of
which the Provincial Government
contributed 85,000in 1890 ami -- 0
iu 1891, the owners of tbe Silver
King and Lundy mines contrilintio-j
the balance���the lormer $8,500 ami
the latter $1,500."
We have her- tl
statement that the (Jovernmenl
$13,000 ou the .Silver King-Dandy
road in 1890-1)1.   Hus   ;.-  G
ment ever spent hall thai ;
ir nroun i Revelsl iki
has been in existence?   \' e in Iii
Btoke are not at all jenlous    S
goi ii fi rtune,   Ita   �� ��� i-   "; ",:
tion helps il very much I ���
oneoutBkleof S'elson will lean toward
the o] inii n tl it Oo ernn enl
I.,.;   il -':.! rtiore,
Tbo 11,,T SrnrxGs Xi.,
the same meeting,
''The statement that thn approbation wis expended in lump uma
il favored sections of the district is
ul, bosh. While the News has not
tho exact figures of the amounts expended on the different roads and
trails, the figures given below are
approximately correct ���
Trout Lnki-,1 i-lil.'reek.'lllccille-
wuet.Jiiiillenil and oilier trails
in northern, end of district���
all directly benefiting Ilevol-
stoke k '. 'G000
Wagon road fromjpevelstoke to
railway depot.,,.' 1000
Wagon road from Ainsworth to- { ^ |(
wardsbkyl.n... mi.,.,.. 4500    ,   k f   , , ,ri���,.    bc()b
Wagon roau from Ainsworth to- . ,        ,, ...      , ,
wards Cedar Creek mines, .. 1500   J1"0'1 '     " '      '" , "' ^'Lf'
Kaslo Creek trail      000 Lllll?m!l  w n '��'   '""  Sl"'1''
Schroder Creek trail    000   Wmuinl   Spring    und   ' rani k,
Lardoun River trail  B600  "l"1"' Ibis oillct*.
Goat River trail    700 Ki H. I'T.KTCIIEH,
Uaat Kootenay trail    U(J0| I'"1 ollico Inspector,
Trails m Trail (hcek division.. 1500      1'osl o'llno fn pnclor'H Oflico, Vic
I'milsbotweoaNolBOflftudSproftt   60 Uirjr, ll.(',, 2111b Novcmbor, I89J,
will lie made to the Logiislati% Assembly of British Coliinibin, 'ut its
next, session, for 1111 Act to incorporate
a Company for the purpose of constructing, oporating nnd maintaining
a liue of railway to run, commenoing
at a point on thc'Upper Arrow Lake
nt or nenr the mouth of the Na-kusp
Creek ; theuce to a point sitiinto at
the north eud of Slooan Lake; thenco
following the shore of Slooan Lako
und the bank of the Sloean Biver to
n poiut ou tho Columbia and Kootenny Railway liue, nud forming' n
junction'therowitb at a point near
where the said Columbia mni' Kooteuuy Railway crosses the Sloean River,
with power to construct, equip, u:Ain-
taiii nud operate a brunch from1 tho
snid proposed lino of railway from
: 11110 point near lhe north end of
Slocuu Luke; tueuoe running to tho
head waters'of the Casio Biver;
thence following the course of Casio
River to somo point near its month
mi the Kooteuay Lake, together with
jibe usual powers to build, uso, own
the .'iii line of railway and brnuOh,
and to Kcquire binds aud oilier rights
or aids from tbe Dominion or Bro-
; ,i iverument, anl to make
trnilic and other iirrtingsmonta with
ra !'.'.. - eatnboat and oilier companies and for all other usual and
:.��� ��� -i'"v powers, rights and privilege" '
Eevelstoke and Nelson,
Goods,  Provisions  and
Bard ware,
Solicitor for Applicants
W. F, T2ET2EL,
ii'i.vi'j stoke & Nelsou,
.\ Full and Complete Lino of
tic'n . Wall Paper, .fee.
,;i,-> :ii Wholesale
. 1 '  Machines kept.
0 "'       ~
SKA I, I'l) 1 ,   '.',
lo iii"     stmiiHtei
will be received   t Otl
on Hiiii \ 1, the ���      I
the    on   yance  of   Her  Maj   I
Mails,   OH   a   pi   po ,'l
ii,ii  years, er and
 llllllv   ill I'll
from the 1st May 11
Printed notices, containing I
information 11   to 1 nndil  n    of pr
, ' : i: of
Bottles, Kf;gs& B.'irrels,
TELEPHONl   No. 18.
,'... ��� ....
1 , 1   ���, 1
ItOI l.'NIa'S   If Al I,
I .
Al   K  ji.in.
ED. F1CAKI), Proprietor.
Boot? & Shoes of all kinds made to order on short
Tuga, liroiisl Straps, Auu-s Buckles, and Snapa, of all kinds
and sinofl, Iccpt iii stock.
I'lMCI'1**;   RI CUT
Notary Publio,
Notary Public
illinlnt,', Tlinbor
I',,   'il !
IL J. I!
"nl   Ileal
stiito Brokers nud  Geucral
Conveynncos, Agreomonts, Hills nf Sale, Mining Bonds, etc, drawn up,
ll,nt'- and Accounts Collected ; Mining Claims Hought nnd 1-jolu ; Assessment work on Mining Claims Attended to; Patents Applied for Etc,, Etc.,
IW   I mi,   ,!'l' ANU AHIIHiNT IKStttlAXCE Alil'XTS.
l.ois mi Townsite of Iievelstoke for Sal ��� and Wanted. Agents for Mining
Machinery, Etc,


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