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TV   \?
No. 14.
(form E.)
Certificate of Improvements.
Lanark Minornl Clniin, Illeeillewnet,
West Kootenay Distriot.
Take notice that I, N. P. SN'OW-
DON, freo miner's certificate No;
1042!), intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Quid
Commissioner for ;i certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above eluim.
Aud further take notice, that adverse claims must be sent to the Gold
Commissioner and action commenced
before the issuance of such certificate
of improvements.
Bated this 28th day of August, 1892
HUGH MADDilN, Pi'up'r.
Beautifully situated on the Lake
Bhoro at the entrance to the best nnd
shortest road to the Slooan mines nud
New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in the distriot, with grand
boating aud sketohiug facilities for
tourists and artists.
The Bar is supplied with tiik
Best brands of wines.liquors
and cigars,
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
This town, magnificently situated on
the Upper Arrow Lako, is the
shipping port for the
.sloean Mines, is
Sloean Lake and New Denver
by u
good, level
trail .18 miles in
length, aud is hound to
Bpeodily become  a  place of
Considerable wealth and importance.
Townsite maps and all information
(is to purchase of lots cau be obtniued
To take Effect June SOtH, 1892.
Columbia and Kootenay
Steam Navigation Co.
Arrow Lakes and Columbia
Biver Boute Steamers.
Steamer will leave Eevelstoke at i
fi.m. every Monday and Thursdat
for Bobson, Trail Crock and Little
Dalles, returning to Bevelstoke on
Wednesdays aud Saturdays.
Close connection made with Cana
dian Pacific Bailway at Eevelstoke,
Columbia k Kooteuay Bailway at
Bobson for kelson, and Spokane Falls
& Northern Railway at Little Dalies
for Spokane Falls, Wash.
Str. Nelson leaves Nelson for Pilot
Bay, Ainsworth and Kaslo at 8 a.m.
on Tuesdays and I'uidays, returning
via these ports same day.       '
For Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo
��ud Bonner's Ferry at 6 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays. Returning,
leaves Bonner's Ferry for Pilot Bay,
Ainsworth, Kaslo aud iNelson at 6 u.iu.
ou Mondays and Thubsdays.
F. (3. CHRISTIE,      J. W. TROUPE,
Seeretary. Manager.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, 15.C.
Silver, Gold or Lead, each��� $1.50
do. combined   8.00
Silver and Lead     2.50
Silver and Gold    2.00
Silver and Copper     8.60
Silver, Gold and Copper    4.00
Silver, Gold, Lend uud Copper   5.50
Other prices on application.
Certificates   forwarded   per
return ol' mail.
Ernest Fletcher,
Plans and Speoifioalions drawn np for
persons intending lo build.    Seasoned Lumber always ou hand.
Fancy Work, Turned and
Scroll Work executed
neatly.   A line selection Picture
Furniture Made and Repaired.
Orders by mail promptly attended to.
Stockholm  House
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wines, liquors and cigars,
The largest and most central Hotel iu
the city ; good accommodation ; everything uew ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; Are proof sale,
F, McCarthy   - ���   -    Prop.
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodging ��5 Pep. Week.
MEALS, 25c.      UEDS 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords Ursi. class accommodation.
Royal Mail Lines,
Proposed Sailings from Montreal.
MONGOLIAN. .Allan Line... Sept. 17
SARDINIAN "        ...Sept. 21
NUMIDIAN "        ... Oct. 1
SARNIA... .Dominion Line... Sept. 14
LABRADOR " ...Sept. 21
OREGON "        ...Sept. 28
From New York.
BRITANNIC... White Star,.. Sept. U
MAJESTIC "        ...Sept. 21
GERMANIC "        ...Sept. 28
Cabin 810, 845, ��50, 800, ��70, 880 upwards.
Intermediate. 825 ; Steerage, 820.
Passengers ticketed through to all
points in Great Britain and Ireland, and
at specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke;
or to Robert Kerr, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
B U T C H t. R S
BEE?, l'ORK,  ETC.
Boots & Shoes made to
Harness Leather Kept in Stock.
RIptUlB Tftblllc.H: Olli ;':i'i ��� H lief
A Sitting of tho County Court will
be hold at Revelstoke ou Saturday,
the 15th day of October, 1892, at 10
Revelstoke, Sept. 10th, 1892.
A responsible and reliable Person
to take the AC ENCY for a Loan and
Trust Company. ��� For information
apply to H. Jj. Mozley, Manager,
Vancouver, B.C.
An English Nurse of 15 years' experience is desirous of attending Indies
during sickness. First-class references.��� Apply office of this paper.
In Bronze Letters.
NONE  O iii'..R li GENUINE.
The Nakusp House, Nakusp, B.C.,
has heen re-named " Thc Madden
A uearly now Raymond Sewing
Maohine for sale, cheap.���Apply at
Drug Store.
Owing to the important Lardeau
news several local items are crowded
out this week.
The Victoria Daily Nows is dead,
The plant and business has been
absorbed by the Colonist.
The concert and ice cream social nt
the Methodist church on Thursday
night was a succesB. Full report
next week.
Geo. Lnforme took his pack train
to Big Bond last week with supplies.
He expects to be back about the
middle of next month.
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow iu the Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, evening ut. 1.60.
Ali are cordially invited.
Messrs. W. F. Teetzcl and J. H.
Nolun. of Nelson, arrived from Vancouver on Wednesday morning and
left for home on Thursday's boat.
There will be Sunday-school tomorrow afternoon  in  the  school
house in connection with the Church
of England.   All will be welcome.
For Ladies Only.���The largest
and best assortment of Dress Goods
ever received iu Revelstoke has just
been opened up at H. N. Courtier's.
Any of our readers having copies
of thu Star of July 23rd and Sept.
lOlh (last week) will confer a great
favor by sending them to this office.
Mr. A.'Holmun, who has beeu on
a prolonged visit to the coast, arrived here from Vancouver on Wednesday and left next day for Nakusp.
Servioe wil) be held by the Rev.
T. Paton in the Presbyterian ohuroh
tomorrow evening at 7.30. Prayer
meeting at Mr. Baton's house on
Wednesday at8p,m,
H. N, Coursier received from Toronto last week a very large consignment of dress goods, calicoes, linens,
woollen goods, ready-made olothing,
eto, Just call and see how astonished
you will be at the low prices.
Mr, ti. Needham has just out the
head of a sunflower whioh measures
13 inches across the seed face, 37
inches in circumference, and weighs
3%lbs, From three seed potatoes of
the ashleaf kidney variety, which
were sent out from Ontario, he has
dug 521bs. of large-sized tubers.
The MacAi'lhur-Forrest process of
working refraotory ores has been a
signal success at Goldeu, where a ton
of refractory oro from thc Luke of
the Woods distriot was treated, and
85 per cent, of the gold aud 70 per
cent, of the silver extracted. Mr,
Colquhoun is very successful in tho
treatment of sulphurets.
Mr. T. R. Neault, C. P. R, contractor, was in town on Wednesday
and went, down river Thursday morn-
iug. He has the oontruct for oloaring
another 50 acres of tho Nukusp town-
site, and may pobubly have a hand
in the making of the Nakusp wagon
road, whioh he says will bo commenced inside of two weeks.
Tho base burner stovo, tho telephone and othor improvements of n
like kind have worked a domestic
and social revolution wilhin the last
few years, Among these improvements it is not unfair to include the
"Myrtle Navy " tobacco, The great
majority of men smoke tobaooo; lmvo
done so for centuries past, and will
continue to do so. It is important,
therefore, that thoy should smoke
the best quality of tho article. Thai
i.s whal they are Bupplied with in the
"Myrtle Navy." All smokers who
have used it know that its flavor
oannot bo surpassed, that its quality
is always uniform, and that lie only
care lliey havo to exercise in its pur-
.!: i is to see thai tbo trademark
j, ,', i'.. i:j stamped ou the plug,
On Tuesday thero commeucos at
Now Westminster the annual exhibition of the Royal Agricultural and
Industrial Soci.'ty, which will continue four days. In connection with
tho show tho Citizens' Celebration
Committee have issued a programme
of athletic and aquatic sports, consisting of horso, foot, bicycle and
canoo races, lacrosse and baseball
matohos, K. ol P. drills, etc
Among tho Columbia's passengers
on Wednesday were Messrs. Chas. F.
Law, Golden (collector of minerals
for the world's fair) j Dann Dunn,
Nelson (contractor for the C. k K.
Railway); F. C. Laird, Chicago (who
haB been examining mining claims
in tho Lardeau); W. J. Buodgrass,
Oregon ; J. A. Thomson, Victoria;
A. Ervin and John Hendry, Kaslo ;
W. W, Bnohanan, Winnipeg; and
Archio MoDonald, Lardeau.
Mr. Alf. Fitzpatriok, tho Presbyterian student who spent last summer and fall at Revelatake and North
Bond, B. 0,, is now completely recovered from the attack of typhoid
fever, nud occupies the pulpit of tho
Rev. Mr. Herridge, Ottawa. There
is a probability that Mr, Fitzpatriok
will pay ns a visit this fall. Mr.
Miller, who is also woll remembered
here, has a great longing to come
west, and for this end he is anxiously
watching the progress mado in this
Mr. ti. H. Seroy, a prospector iu
tho employ of the Spokane k Great
Northern Mining Company, arrived
up ou Wednesday from the Lardeuu,
where ho has beeu prospecting all
summer, and has located eight rich
claims in the vicinity of Healy Creek,
to the northeast of Trout Lake, aud
brings some magnificent specimens
of oro which assays fratn $50 to 8800
per ton in silver, with gold in more
or less quantities. The claims comprise the Blaokbird, Bunker's Hill,
Copper Chief, Galena Prince, Iron
Cup, imuBluff, Redhird and Author
Boy. He has also recently recorded
another claim, called the No. 2
Glacier, between the forks of Five
Mile Creek, about eight miles south
of Trout Lake, samples from which
assn- 240 oz. sivev fo the ton, Mr.
Seroy spent several years mining iu
Arizona, and is a practical miner,
Ho says uo imagination can comprehend the richness and vastness of the
mineral lodes in the Lardeau. In
all his experience ho has seen nothing
iu auy country that will at all compare with it. ' He slates that the cost
of mining the Lardeau ores will be
quite insignificant, as tlie lodes nro
close to surface, and when tho fow
feet of cap is removed the minoral
is exposed aud ready to be carried
away. Thu only trouble is the want
of transport facilities, which can be
very easily overcome, as the route
from the N.E. Arm to Kooteuay Lake
offers no ohstaolo to a railway being
built right through the mining district, there being a comparatively
level pass through the mountains for
the whole distance.
Messrs. J. C. Wagner, C. J. Taylor,
J. A. Kennedy and J. McCartney
arrived up on the str. Columbia on
Wednesday. They have been prospecting iu the Lardeau and cume up
for supplies, bringing samples for
assay from four olaiins tbey have
located near the head waters of Eight
Mile Creek- the "Lardeau," "Duu-
oau," " Galena " and " Eureka."
The ledge is over 40 feot in width in
places and seven feet of solid galena
has been been uncovered. What the
real size of the lode is oan only be
guessed ut us yet, but from all appearances it must bo an immense
oue. It is a "contact," vein iu a
limostouo formation, with clearly-
defined, smooth-cut walls, which is
a distinguishing feature of Lardeau
and Sloean lodes. Tho samples were
sont to Mr. W, Follow Harvey, of
Golden, for assay, and thu lowoal
estimate made of its value was 8100
per tou, In all probability it will
go above that figure. Tho men returned yesterday, and will do the
assessment work right away. They
say thoy havo tho finest prospect of
thoir whole lives. Our old friend
Andrew Parks, who reoontly sold out
his share in thu Consolation Gold
Miuo at Big Bend to Goo, Laformo,
hus an interest iu those claims.
Mr. A. Abi'uhauisou, of Jb'volstoko,
who reoontly sent, samples of oro
from three claims in the Lardeau to
Messrs. Price and Son, San Francisco, for assay, reoeived the returns
on Sunday last. Samples from the
"Queen of lho Hill" went 810.54 in
gold nnd 8152.10 in silver, or a total
of $108 04 per tou ; " Crystal" went
810.04 gold, 898,66 silver, a total of
$118.29 per Inn; "North Slur" went
85:1.75 in gold and 823 80 in silvor, it
total of $77.50 per ton, Mr, Abra-
h iiiihoii and his partner thought so
little of the ore Irom lhe last-named
claim that thoy almost decided not
lo send it away for assay, bui even
tnallv put in a piece of tho "North
Star rook wiih the otbi r samples,
nml no�� they arc ostonishod al tin'
amonnl ol gold in th il vei, oomi i
looking iiii of rock, oarrylug more
than twice as much of tbe previous
metal as there is silver and three
times as much as either of tha others.
These three claims are contiguous 10
the "Silver Cup." a sample from
which went over *pl,*J00 to the tou in
silver, but was not assayed for gold.
That they are on a very rich ledge is
proved beyond a doubt.
.Messrs. Pool, Crockett k Robertson, who located ou a big ledge they
discovered about six weeks ago, also
sent samples for assay to tho sumo
firm, and have just reoeived a umst
gratifying return, being 849 03 in
gold aud 853.33 in silver, a total of
8104.9(1 per ton, This ledge is uu
immense one, und thousands of tons
of ore ure in sight. They intend to
work tho mine themselves, and hope
to have a large quantity ready ior
transport early in the summer, : y
which time it is expeoted the uew
railway will have reached the Arm.
It is reported that a prospectus
from Kaslo, who came iuto tue Lardeau by way of Kootenay Lake uud
the Lain call Kiver, has made a rich
strike in the vicinity of the group nf
claims recently located by J. \V.
Haskins and others neor the head of
Healv Creek. More particulars n. xt
Messrs. Chas. F. Law, of Goldeu
(who is collecting mineral specimens
for lho world's fair), uud P. M.
Walker, of Revelstoke, part owner
of the "Silver Cup," accompanied
by a Chicago capitalist, arrived at
Thomson's Lauding from Revelstoko
on Thursday, ami left the same day
to examiuo the big ledge (which has
beeu named the "Great Northern ")
about seven miles north of Trout
Lake and ou which .Messrs. Walker,
Holden, Downs and others have laid
open an immense lode.
The high assays of Lardeau ore,
especially in gold, have created considerable excitement iu tho various
miuiug camps, aud prospectors are
jubilant. Nnmbei'B are out ou the
mountains north of Trout Luke aud
in the neighborhood of Fsh Creek.
As the weather is delightful nothing
interferes with their work, and it is
not too much to expect tho news of
further strikes in tho course of tho
next week or two. Old timers aro
unanimous in declaring thut the
Lardeau surpasses anything they
have yet md with for "the richness
of its ore aud tho immensity of its
The Fish Creek trail is now up 14
miles from the Arm and is expeoted
to be completed in about two weeks.
This will render Fish Creek accessible uiaeb later iu the fall aud earlier
in the spring,
J. W. Thomson has nearly com-,
pleted his uew houso ut the Lauding,
The building is 22ft. by 30ft., and
will be used as a general store. This
will be a great boon to miners aud
prospectors, of which there is a
goodly number in the Lardeau, aud
more pouring in every week.
G. H. Williams,
A new and complete stock of
Toilet Article*., etc., etc.,
At reasonable prices.
Mail Orders promptly attended to.
Raymond Sewing Machines in Stoi k
w. j. law!
Merchant Tailor,
(NearC.r.B. Station)
A NollllV BTO( K OF
English Worsted**, Scotch and
Irish Tweeds and Serges
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a Specialty.1
Ripans Tabulos: for - mi stpmaen,
Ripans Tabules: for bad toniper.
Ripans Tabu! s: pleasant laxative,
Ripans T .
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Ripans Tn ui i   ��� uri I       sin ~.
[I i bus Tabuloi i tiro constipation, 0 Jonathan, gaunt Jonathan,
A stalwart, of the mirth,
Why should tho work! lo "no like you
Un ol fair matches dearth.
Woo those who Impress in your wealth.
Your height, your breadth may Una,
Bm leave untrammollod maidenhood
To on,-! who, though most kind,
Has never had regard (or yon
For you arc sordid through and through.
Miss Canada has never led
You to believe that sho
Wonld in the union you propose
. meed ���f profit sec.
Indeeil she's given ninny hints
Whioh, hail you toot, you'd know,
As mild suRueslinns, when J ou woo d.
'Twas time for you to go.
So press no ninre a hopeless Bint,
'".'is mercenary nt Its root.
Hiss Mexico's a rich young la*"9,
And Ihen there's Miss Brazil,
And Partif.uf.y and Uruguay
Who hoili might, til. thc bill.
A nd scvcni I othcr hudd iug maids,
Besides Miss Chili, who was cold
And let you know, not lone ago
When ynu presumed, th.it you were bold
But leavo "the maiden of tho frost"
To cherish love she's never lost.
You say John Bull is much too old,
Hut good is that old age
That holds ils youthful love through all
Thebrunl of rivals'rugo;
(loon that old age whicli   irclos Ihoso
It loves wil h nnn strong,
ProteotiSf" with its honest might
The louder one from wrong,
Prepared to do and die for hor
No inatterwhatoventoecur.
Boiler to be an old man's pet,
The darling of his latter days,
Than slave lo an unpoilshed youth
Of famished mien and narrow ways.
.So, Jonathan, leave oil'your pranks
And go your old self-loving route,
And hedge yourself with tariffs high
Enough to keep the cholera out,
Miss ( anadn will lend her row
While you to inanition go.
-[T. A. Gregg, in the Toronto V> orld.
A few days before this, the Vicir s son,
Cnptain Norham, arrived at Linlaven. He
had been on sick-leave for some months.
The wound whicli he had received at Tel-el-
Kebir was quite healed, but his general
health had been injuriously affected by the
severities of the campaign. Clara had joined
bim when in February ho landed at Southampton ; anil as he was too ill to proceed
northwards at once, they had togetho passed the early spring months in the Isle of
Wight. Noi would he have been at Linlaven
now, but for the circumstance that he had
been hurriedly summoned home. This was
in consequence of a letter from Mr Brookes,
who has been already spoken of as the family
lawyer to the late Squire Norham of Brathrig Hall, and who still aoted in that capacity
fortheSqui e'swidow. Mr. Brookes'letter
had intimated to Captain Norham and
his wife thai the old lady at tlie Hall,
having heard of the gallantry whicli had
distinguished the Captain's conduct in the
F.asttrn campaign, had evidently relented
somewhat of her former severity and bitterness against tho daughter of her lost son
Arthur, and was apparently disposed to
alter the will by which sho had conveyed
her wealth away from her natural heir and
given it to an alien. But before doingauy-
thing, she wished In have an interview with
her grandchild Clara and her husband;
hence Mr. Brookes desired that they should
come north alonce.
Alas for the hazards of a repentance that
awakens not the conscience till the eleventh
hour! The day before the arrival ot tho
Captain and his wife, the old lady had a
stroke of paralysis, from which her physicians had pronounced it impossible that sho
should recover, And so passed all hope of
her boing able to rectify the injustice she
had already done.
The aged Vicar's joy at onoo more receiving his gallant hoy under his roof was
consequently not unmiugled with sadness.
Nor Wtis (Ieorge himself much moro cheerful   It is true that the sight once more of
the little girl and hoy who called him father
filled his heart with pleasure ami gratitude :'
but in the background sat black fare dis-1
tilling pain.   Shattered in health, and poor i
in estate, he could not help reflecting wil h
ominous  feelings  upon  what  the future
niigh have iu store for his wife and children.
The conversation which we have ibove
recorded  between  Uncle Ciles  and  .'.Ira.
Dale as to the evident premeditated departure of the former took place on a Frida
evening,   On  the following day Can'.;:
Norham, in the course of ��n afternoon stroll, |
and wearied somewhat and fatigued with:
the glare of the summer sun, walked across
the graveyard and entered the church, the
doors of which stood open.   It was to nim
a more than usually sacred place, for here
was the pew in which he had sat from infancy to manhood, side hy side with the ���
mother who had long since passed inio a:
higher sanctuary behind the veil, and side
by side also with her who had  been the!
true love of Ilia youth and was now the
oother of his children.
Inside the church, all was calm and
peaceful. Tht sun shone bright and hot
on lhe old stalned-glasi windows, but
soft nnd cool were the purple shadows
wi'hin the ancient aisles. Ife gal lown
in the vicarage pew, and gave himself up to
pleasant reveries of the pas:. He heard the
hum of bees about the windows, and saw
the green branches swiy ing beyond the open
door. 'Vhelher, lulled into restfulness by
tbe calm and stillnt ss of the holy plot e, In
fell asleep, or not, he could not tell, but
once more he heard the bells toll out in the
church-tower, and lie experienced unci
agon all he had seen and heard in thai far
away dream nf hi) sick couch at Cairo. He
saw the lime shadowy figure walk down
thc aisle, saw the man halt before the tomb
of the Morhamfl, hoard again the nccenls of
grief and dejection with winch he uttered
the words: "He gone; and [���iiufor-
given.' Thereupon followed a Hidden noise,
which woke him to oonsolonsness,
The noise wan caused by the slimming ol
one of the church doors, as if thrown-to by
a draught; hut this tunc it was not all a
dream. There was some one in the ohuroh,
The tall figure of an aged man, white-
haired and slightly Stooping, WAS approach-
Ing .softly down the aisle. The Captain
wiihdrew himself noiselessly within the
shelter of a curtain at the end of Ihe pew,
whence ho could soo without being seen.
The mini walked slowly forward, looking
from side to lido like one who had simply
come thither from a feeling of curiosity,
and wilb no spi-ui-il purpose.   Ilyand by
its white marble elligiea aud golden emblazonments. Something here seemed to attract the man's attention. It was the arms
of the family cut upon a shield surmounting tho tombstone. He looked at it for a
few seconds in a kind of wonder, as if it recalled something to his memory. Then,
putting his hand into his breast, he. drew
out a, small leather case, from which he extracted a paper, and seemed for a moment
to lie comparing something on the paper
with what he saw cut upon the shield.
The eliect iriou the man was strange���
almost startling. He grew suddenly pile,
as if some unexpected revelation had burst
upon him ; and with the cry of " My God !
what bo this?" turned, and lied from the
Captain Norham sat for a few minutes in
amazement. What did this mean? What
could this repetition of his dream, followed
by the appearance and attitude of this
stranger, poitend?
Quitting tho church, he was in a few
seconds at the vicarage.
" Clara," he said to his wife, " I thought
I know everybody in the village. But today I have seen a tall old man, with white
hair, whom 1 feel sure I never saw before.''
" Why, (Ieorge," replied Clara, " that ia
our little Lucy's friend, whom you have
heard her bpenk so much about. That must
havo heen Undo Giles, Where did you see
him "
"In the church."
" In tho church!" she said, with a questioning aud half amused air. " Why, your
father has vainly besought him to go to
church, hut could never succeed with Iiini.
The man is evidently decent, and i3 well behaved ; hut he has some mysterious scruple
as to going to chuich. He is altogether a
good hit of a mystery to everybody." And
sho wont on to tell her husband the story of
his coming among thom.
(ieorge listened attentively and then proceeded to tell cf the repetition that dayof the
Cairo dream, and what he had afterwards
seen ond heard in tlio church.
Clara, who had first treated the matter
somewhat lightly, was now iu turn much
impressed bv what she heard.
"Why, do you know, sho said "the
first time I saw the man���it was when he
was in a slato of delirium���he tool; me by
the hand and called mo Esther. I have
never mentioned it before to anyone."
" Well what of that?' queried hor husband.
" What of that '/"replied Clara. "Esther
was my mother's uame."
" Oh I" exclaimed George, in a tone between wonder and curiosity. Then, after
a pause he added : " And does no one know
who the man is?"
" Nobody, more than I have told you."
"Then, Clara, you and I must find out.
Put ou your bonnet; wo must seek him at
They walked down the garden-path together in the direction of Lawrence Hale's
house. The cottage whicli Giles inhabited
was adjoining the garden wall, and was approached by a green house, through the
door of which you could seo the entrance.
This being Saturday afternoon, and work
suspended, Lawrence Dale and a few other
villagers were seated on a bench outside the j
door. Among theso was Giles, who, on bis
way from tho church had been intercepted
by two or three lads with a request that he
would arrange some fishing-tackle for them.
He was now busied with this, and at the
same time listening to what Lawrence was
reading aloud from a newspaper. Both the
miller and his wife camo originally from
Yorkshire, and tho paper was apparently
oue sent to them by old friends.
Clara drew her husband back a little,
Mrs. Hale was evidently one of the listeners
too, for they could bear her voice inside the
collage door, as from time to time some
news of particular importance would call
for an exchange of opinion between her and
her husband.
"Ah, Milly," cried Lawrence, "hark
thee to this. Sarah Dohsou ha' married Jem
Metcalfe after all. It's herein black aud
white.    Did thou ever hear the like?"
"Oh, indeed," replied Milly ; " that be
news. Why, how she did flout that young
man o'hers, to be sure! "Happen," she
would say, "lads shall be so scarce thou
will lu' to seek ihcmwiva cam'.le, ere I
marry Jen Metcalf." Yet she ha' took him
at the last.    Well, well I"
Lawrence scar ely hee led Milly's concluding imments, for something of apparently
more engrossing interest had attracted his
attention in the paper, and he read a few
lima to himself as if by way of tasting
its flavour efore o fering it t-> the others.
. in big type, anyway," he said at
������:..' ;. : "iti isl be something worth read-
ing, ���'-.:. i withoul further exordium he
pr   eeded.
" Strasos Discovebv.���At the White
Horse inn, about fires miles from this
town, a somewhat singular discovery was
hade a few days ago, Some changes were
being effected in the interior arrangements
of tha'. long established and popular hostel,
when, in tbi course of the operations, the
workmen had 00 uion to lift the flooring
of the Hlne Room, While doing so, one of
them found under the floor, close to the
will on the west side, a good watch, which
appeared, from the dust that hid gathered
round it, lo have lain there for a long time.
A piece of thin silver chain was attached
i.i il ; md on the outer case of   the watch
w��s in ingtaved monogram. Inside the
case was a paper bearing that the watch
id ��en h aned ind repaired by the firm
of Lessing 4 Jobson, of this town, more
than a quarter of a lentury ag,,. Upon inquiry being made of  this  firm, they found
from their books that the watch had belonged to a gentleman of the name of Arthur Noseby, winch agreed wiih the monogram " A. S." on the back of the val
This discovery has excited moot, interest
in the town, as our older readers will
remember  the   somewhat  extraordinary
disappearance from .nr moist of the gentle.
man   above   named.    A    great   deal   of
mystery  surrounded   the   whole   ill Ir
but it was believed by many, after his dis-
appoaranoe, that the name hy .-.���
owner of lhe   wal.ch was known here wis
not his real name. We refrain at present
from entering into details that might bo
painful to some of his friends who may still
be alive among iih; but wo may mention
that 'here war: some reason, from what
transpired after his disappearance, for
thinking that his real name was Norham,
and thai ho was oonneoted with an an dent
an I aristocratic family In the north ol
England. What gavo additional mystery
to tho disappearance of this young gentleman, was, that ho had only hern aboul i
year married, and was much ronpoctodami
When Clara and her husband had first
come within sight of the group, and heard
Lawrence, in his loud, slow, drawling
l orkshire voice, ponderously retailing the
news of the day, it was mare from a feeling
of amusement than any other motive than
Clara waited and listened. But as he continued to read, a deeper interest was awakened in her. From where she stood, she could
see Uncle Giles seated on the bench, and
was astonished at the extraordinary expression whicli his countenance assumed at the
mention of the finding cf the watch, Th
blood entirely deserted his face, and he let
the tackle on which he was working fall
from his hands as if he had been struck
with paralysis. Captain Norham saw this
also, and watched his wife's demeanour
with something of alarm. As Lawrence
read ou, her eyes gradually developed a
look of strained attention, as though every
word ho uttered went deep down into her
very soul. A strange pallor overspread her
face ; she reached out her hands and clasped
witli a feverish grip at the back of a garden
chair that stood near by, ns if her limbs
wero no longer able to support her j then,
as the reader concluded, she uttered a stilled shriek, and fainted away.
Her husband caught her in his arms as
she was aoout to fall. Her cry brought
Lawrence Dale and the others to her help,
and she was carried hack to the vicarage.
In the confusion that followed upon
Clara's ery of distress, the movements of
tho old man Giles were unobserved. When
the reading of the newspaper was ended hy
that sudden cry, the little group before the
cottage was suddenly scattered j whereupon
he immediately rose and entered his house.
He was ghastly pale, and trembled like a
man in an ague fever. A sharp fire burned
in his eyes, and he clutched at the wall for
support as he went.
" It ha' coomed at last," he muttered.
"Be thou ever so fleet o'foot, the vengeance
o' God is fleeter."
He did not sit down, or tarry for a moment ; but going to where he had thrown
his packed valise the evening before, he lifted it up, and taking a stalf from the wall,
quitted the house.
He walked off, at first slowly, but, as
he regained composure, at an increasing pace, going directly towards he Old
Grange. He was about to enter tho familiar door, when ho hesitated, and looked as if he would turn away without
entering. There were voices within, and
this startled him in a strange way.
Yet what was there to fear? The men
inside were only workmen, every one of
whom he knew, busily engaged in completing some repairs upon tho old place. He
might easily pass up thc stairs to his own
quarters without being seen. Yet still he
hesitated. At length he said : " It must he
done, whether they see me or not. I cannot mako my way with never a penny iumy
He ascended the long stairs with slow
nnd cautious foot. When he had reached
the top floor, he unlocked a drawer near his
bench, and took therefrom a littlo box
which contained a few silver coins. Putting
them in his pocket, he was about to leave
tho room, when he observed, just, where the
evening sun streamed warmly in through
the dusky pane, the little maid Lucy lying
asleep besidoher playthings,
" Ah, thou here I" he said in a low voice,
that had a perceptible quiver in it. He approached, and bent down over the sleeping
child. " I see il all, my little Lucy. Thou
ba' been seeking Uncle (tiles, and a-waiting
for him till thou ha' fallen asleep. And
as ho touched her fair tresses, his first
impulse was to raise her and carry her up
home���as at other times he would have
done. But he dared not do this now. It
might frustrate in some way his departure,
ami he must go. She was safe enough ; her
nurse was suie to seek and find her here.
Lifting a pair of scissors trom tho misccl-
lauous gathering of tools upon the bench, he
raised one of ths shining locks of the sleeping child, and cut oil' part of it; then taking
from his breast that samo little leather case
we have before seen, he placed the tress inside, and turned to go. But onoo more ho
came hack and looked at the child, with
something pensive and touching in his eyes.
" God bless thee," ho said, "and keep thee!
May thou sometimes think on old Uncle
Giles when he be far away," Then he began to descend the stairs���slowly, with
groping hands, and a gteat mist in his eyes.
He had soon left tlio valley behind, aud
was ascending the hill-road by which, ouly
a few months before, ho had first entered
Linlaven. At the. outset he walked quickly, as if dreading observation or interruption ; but as he entered the solitude of
the broad Fell, he went upward with slow
and yet slower steps, turning from time
to time to gaze on the villago bolow.
The place never looked to him more
beautiful than now, under tho splendid effulgence of tho summer sunset, with
the level light gleaming along the mere,
and wrapping the high church-tower
in a golden glory. All the hills around
were bathed in the yellow light; and far
beyond be could seo the mountains of Westmoreland rising up dark against tho kindling west, their broken and serrated ridges
gleaming like massive jewels through the
lofl purple haze,
Ii could be seen that various and strong
emotions had taken possession of the man's
soul.   " For nigh Unity years I ha'lied Irom
my fate, yet it dogs my footsteps as I ha'
seen a bloodhound no ethetraoh of a slave."
Vet still he PMSOd upwards, heedless more
and more of ins surroundings. The wild
thyme and the bright-eyed tormentll wore
at iii' led, ind around him was the sweet
���eenl >.'��� 'lie pinei ; but they had no charm,
because thoy had noexlstenco, lor him. Once
:��� brow ot the Fell, wilb village nnd
lake and church-tower all hidden from his
sighl he I .tdownon ihe heath, and gave vent
to his misory In tears, Hera, among these
i -        i had foi , time been tranquil -
Sin i ' I Ippyi and now, driven forlli by
the exigencies of hl�� own blighted existence,
be must leave thetn, and tor ever. For
thirty years, an he numbered it, had ho llml
before the slow (oot of retribution; and
vet,  here, among those  wilds,    was   not
Nemesiscoming np with him at Inst?
Siiiing there  the moor hinli oiroling
with w lid (Oroami round billhead, and Hum
darting iway with a warning ery he tooli
uonoti of timo, Suddenly lie was arouiod
out of his reverie Ly a quick sound that
Struck upon In ; cars.    II wan lhe  belln of
im, iven '
Why should these bolls be ringing now?
Wm It the Oltrfewl No; for they were
ringing out m loneS Inirsh and angry.
Never, wir-lv, liming the three centuries
mure our I.nl) of laiiiij-Ioydalo brought over
in tne gray ennrcn-tower oi uuiaveu���
never had they given forth such clamorous
and discordaiitmusic. The man started to
his feet, and stood for a brief moment listening to that wild alarm, re-echoing and
reverberating among tho hills.
"It must be fire," he said, as he turned
and ran towards the ridge he had just crossed, and from which Linlaven could be seen.
They sounded out with a still moro angry
and dissonant clangour as he came within
sight of the valley, The sun had already
left it; but the twilight was yet clear along
the lake, and ho could see a dark cloud of
smoke floating ominously in the calm
" Il is fire I" he exclaimed. " And," in a
horrified whisper, as he looked again, " it
is the Old Grange I And Lucy���my little
Lucy -what ii they lu' not found her ? Oh
God," he cried, in a voice of agony���" must
yet, another sin bo laid to my charge ?"
And as he ultired these words he rushed
madly down the lull towards the village,
dashing onwards with all tho recklessness
and energy of despair.
Start Vour I roller and llie Suliiy Will do
llie Rest.
A well-known Santa Rosa horseman has
a scheme for trotting horses which promises
to beat the "scoot" track all to pieces as
au important factor in aiding a horse to obtain a fast record. He is planning a sulky
that will not only run itself, but will push
the horse along n bit, too. Ho says it is to
he built on the plan of tho watch. It wi'l
havo big coil springs to drive the wheels,
and he contends that it will revolutionize
trotting. Right under the driver's seat the
springs will be located, and it is his intention to havo things so nicely adjusted that
wtien ho wishes to go a 2.10 gait all he will
havo to do is to set it at 2.10 figure and it
will do the rest. Whon wound up the sulky
will run one mile and a half. A very clever
feature of tho sulky is the self-winding apparatus. By simply touching a little spring
near his stirrup the driver can make tho
wheels wind up the spring, and, by a hand
devico, he can throw them out of gear when
tho indicator tells him that tho spriug has
been wound up to the proper tension. Thus
in scoring whatever power is lo3t can be regained. And it is so arranged that tho power
can be turned on at will by tho driver. Tho
gentleman claims everything for this invention. He says it will transform the slowest
scrub into a world-heater and mako a three-
minute horse able to go 2.0S.J; record. The
inventor apparently had nothing green in
his eyes when he was talking about his
wonderfulsulky, buttimo aud developments
will tell whether he has been indulging in
too many air castles or not.
A BuBalo Hunt With Indians-
In the early days, when the game was
plenty, buffalo running was exhilarating
sport. Given a good horse, tho only other
requisite lo success was the ability to remain on his back till the end of the chase.
No greater degree of skill was needed than
this, and yet the quick motion of tho horso,
the rough ground to be traversed, and tho
feeling that there was something ahead that
must be overtaken and stopped, made tho
ride attractive. There was tho very slightest suico of danger, for while no one anticipated an accident, it was possible that one's
horse might step into a badger hole, in
whicli case his rider would get a fall that
would mako his bones ache.
The most exciting, and by far tho most
interesting, hunts in which 1 evor took
part were those with the Indians of thc
plains. They were conducted almost noise,
lessly, and no ring of rifle shot broke the
stillness of the air, nor puff of smoke rose
toward tho still, gray autumn sky. The
consummate grace and skill of tho naked
Indians, and tho speed and quickness of
their splendid bodies, were well displayed
in such chases as these. Moro than one instance is recorded where an Indian has sent
an arrow entirely through the bodies of two
buffalo. Sometimes such a hunt was signalized by some feat of daring bravado, that
save in the seeing, was scarcely orediblo, as
when tlie Choyenno Dig Ribs rode his horse
close up to the side of a huge bull, and,
springing on liis back, rodo tho savage
beast for some distance, and then with his
knifo gavo it its death-stroko. Or a man
might find himself in a position of comical
danger, as did " The Trader" who was
thrown from his horse onto tho horuB of a
bull without being injured. One of tho
horns passed under his belt and supported
him, and ut the same time provented the
bull from tossing him, In this way he was
carried for some distance on the animal's
head, when the belt gavo way and ho fell
to the ground unhurt while the bull ran
- aa           ��
The Sabbath Ohime.
Thou nrt coming, O my Saviour,
Thou art coming, o my King!
In Thy bounty all-resplendent,
In Thy glory all-transcendent,
Well may wo rejoice and singl
Coming in l ho opening cast,
Herald brightness slowly swells;
Coining! Omy gl'Uious Priest,
Here wo not Thy golden bells I
Thou art coining I   Wo nro waiting,
With a hope that cannot fail;
Asking not Ihedny nor hour,
Rostlng on Thy word of nowor.
Anchored sufo wilhin lbe veil.
Time appointed may belong.
Hut ihe vision must be euro;
t'ei'lninl.vshall malleus strong,
i eriniuiy snau iiiaiinus su-inii
Joyful patience oan onduro.
Oh, llio joy lo son Thee reigning,
Th*��. my own belnvud Lord !
Kvory tongue Thy name  confessing,
Worship, honor, glory, blessing,
Drought, lo Then with glad accord I
Thoo my Master and my Friend,
Vindicated and enthroned!
Unto earth's remotest end
Qlorlflod,adored, nnd owned!
��� [Francis Ridley llavorgal.
Anv well-trained man can fire fifteen
shots nor minute Irom a Martini-Henry
Whilst tho Inhabitants of South and Eastern RuMln aro starving a Inrgo proportion
of Eastern Siberia and Turkestan have so
muoh giniu that they do not know what to
dn witli It,   In ihe province of Somiretoh.
ii.-k I ho peasants have enough grain to last
il i in for ten yeats, and In tlio provinces of
Ycnoseisk, Yakutsk, and tho Transhalkal,
the pii 10 of wheat is one-eighth what it is
in the Volga provinces. Hulas there are
no railways, and few or no roads, in these
rich portions of the empire thin superabundant wealth cannot bo nut to account.
Hon Hundred, orihoii.a'iita Live lu I'loul
Ing llmisca ou lhe Biver.
One of tbo most interesting sights around
Hong Kong is the river population and its
city of boats. This floating city is estimated to number something over 300,000 people who recognize no other homo than these
boats, and whose lives are spent from birth
upon the river; in fact, they are not permitted to know any other habitation.
These boat homes are of different sizes, and
of various shapes, the larger number being
sampans or slipper boats, about 20 feet
long, with movable telescopic roofs of bamboo covering them for about oue-lialf their
length. As small as these boats arc, they
not only accommodate one family, but frequently that of one of the sons, space being
economized in the most ingenious manner,
and in decided contrast to tho dwellings on
shore, they are kept scrupulously cloan.
A great majority of tho men go on shoro
during tho day for employment, leaving the
wivos and children to work the oars and ply
the trade of boatmen, and it must be said
tbey do il with great satisfaction to those
who have the need of water carriage. The
mother of the family is found frequently
rowing with ono baby strapped to her back,
while alongside of her is the noxt in ago,
learning to row and preparing to add to the
resources of the family. The children of
the family, many of whom are babies, play
around the boats as carelessly as though
they wero iu a nursery on shore, and to prevent accident from drowning among the
verv young boys they have a float attached
to thoir waists, in the shape of a small piece
of bamboo, so that if they fall over and drop
into the river they may be easily fished out
again. Since girl babies aro not considered
of very much importance in China, it is
rathrr a matter of indifference as to whether
they drown or not.
Tho boats composing this floating city aro
all moored closely together, each with its
appointed anchorage, forming long water
lanes or streets, through which the traffic of
the community takes place. They have
their municipal regulations, which are
strictly enforced by river police, as must
necessarily bo tho case with such a large
population, and every condition of life on
shore has a similar condition on the water.
To supply the necessities of lifo they have
floating stores and market boats for the sale
of meat, fish, and vegetables, and almost
everything that a household requires is
brought from boat to boat in these wator
streets by pedlers and tradesmen. Theu
there are floating kitchens connected with
other boats krown as flower boats, which
are not floating conservatories, as their
names might imply, but restaurants or dining halls, gorgeously fitted up with gilded
adornments of many kinds, handsome wood
carvings, embroidered silken hangings, and
brilliant illuminations. These arc for the
purpose of giving dinner parties, and aro
used hy tho wealthier Chinamen to entertain their friends. During the intervals between the courses tho guests are regaled
with the performances of a number of handsomely attired "Sing-Song" girls, tho professional lyric artists ol China, who delight
tho cars of the Chinese guests, but tn a
European the sounds given out by these
sirens are torturing to tho extreme
But of all the odd boats in this molely
group perhaps the most singular are those
in which they roar ducks and geese, many
of them containing as many as several hundred in ono boat. The ducks are sent out
usually twice a day to feed along lhe marshes and mud fields by the shore, and they
are recalled by a signal from a whistle. At
this sound tho feeding instantly leases, and
they return to their respective boats with a
promptness that is simply astonishing. Tho
latest arrival is always taken up and given
a beating with a bamboo, and on the next
recall that duck is invariably the first to
como on board, thus showing the wonderful
efficiency in tho bamboo in inculcating
In the midst of this gay life may bo seen
the funeral bout passing silently by, crowded with mourners ; in tho centre tho coflin,
covered with a heavy pall and trimmed with
green branches. This is one occasion when
a member of this colony takes to the land.
During life they may have no homo on shore,
but they cannot be refused a grave in the
In almost every way the land and river
populations arc utterly distinct j the former
looks down upon the latter as an alien caste,
and marriages between the two classes are
unknown. Nevertheless, in spite of their
peculiar surroundings, these many thousands livo and thrive comfortably.
Men's Opinion of Women,
Tho society of ladies is tho school of politeness.���[Montfort.
All I nm or can be, I owe to my angel
mother.���[Abraham Lincoln.
Remember woman is most perfect when
most womanly. -{Gladstone.
Earth has nothing more tender than a
pious woman's heart.���[Luther.
Ho that would havo fine guests, let him
havo aline wife.���[Ben Jonson.
Lovely woman, that caused our cares,
can every caro beguile.���[Beresford.
A woman's strength is most potent when
rolwd in gentleness.��� [Lamartine,
Oil and water���woman and a secret���are
hostile propeities.��� [Bulwer Lytton.
No man can cither live piously or die
righteous without a wife.���[Richter.
Yea, woman's lovo is free from guile and
pure as bright Aurora's ray.���[Morris.
Disguise our bondage as we will, 'tis
woman, woman rules us still,���[Moore.
Women need not look at those dear to
thom to know their moods.���[Howells,
Even in the darkest hour of earthly ill
woman's fond affection glows.���[Sand.
Raptured man quits each dozing sago, 0,
woman, for thy lovelier page,���[.Moore.
Kindness in womon, not their beauteous
looks shall win my love.���[Shakespeare.
Eternal joy and everlasting love there's
in yon woman, lovely woman.��� [Otway.
Heaven will be no heaven to mo if I do
not meet my w ife there, ���[Andrew Jackson.
Decision, however suicidal, has more
charm for a woman than tho most unequivocal Fabiau success.-[Hardy.
Glanders is very prevalent in London,
Chilian money is of very little intrinsio
value just now. It is simply small tags of
pasteboard, The maker of each tag writes
on il tho sum for which he is willing to redeem it, and uses it as cash. It posies from
hand to hand as money, aud in time comes
back to the original producer, whose dutf
it is to promptly redeem it.
1 It doe1, nob nutter whoro It wai.
. pital mattress, ho in
j j0 I would not go to sleep.
my bed ; but Sam
lie would lie with
I   i l
not want athor people���tint is to say those
who wero around us���to recoguize Sister or
myself. It is uot likely that she will see
this���and I am not sure that sho knows iny
name. Of course, some ono may draw her
attention to this paper, and she may remember that the name affixed to it is that
which I signed at the foot of the document
we made out together���namely, a return of
deaths. At the foot of this paper our names
stood one beneath tho other���stand there
still, perhaps, in some forgotten bundle of
papers at the War Office.
I only hope that she will not seo this, for
she might consider it a breach of professional etiquette, and I attach great importance
to the opinion ot this woman, whom 1 have
only seen once in my whole life. Moreover,
on that occasion she was subordinate to me
���more or less in the position of a servant.
Sullico it to say, therefore, that it was
war time, and our trade was what commercial papers call brisk. A war better remembered of the young than of the old, because
it was, comparatively speaking, recent. The
old fellows soemed to remember the old
fights better���those fights thai were fought
when their blood was still young and the
vesse s thereof unclogged.
It was, by the way, my first campaign
but I was not new to the business of blood
for I am no soldier���only a doctor. My
only uniform���my full-parade dress���is a
red cross on the arm of an old blue serge
jacket���said jacket being much stained with
certain dull patches which are bettor nol
All who have taken part in war���doing
the damago or repairing it���know that
things are not done in quite the samo way
when hall cartridge is served out instead of
blank. The correspondents are very fond
of reporting that the behavior of tho men
suggested a parade���which simile it is to
be presumed was borne in upon their fantastic brain by its utter inapplicability.
Tho parade may be suggested before the
real work begins���when it is a question of
marching away from the landing-stage, but
after thc work���our work���has begun, there
is remarkably little resemblance to a review.
We are served with many official papers,
which we never fill in because, en the spur
of the moment, it is apt to suggest itself
that men's lives are more important. We
misapply a vast majority of our surgical
supplies, because the most important item
is usually left behind at headquarters, or at
the seaport depot. In fact, we do many
things that we should leave undone, ond
omit to do more which we are expected (officially) todo.
For so i:e reason���presumably the absence
of better men���I was sent up to the front
before we had been three days at work.
Our hospital by the river was not full when
I received orders to follow the flying column with two assistants and the appliances
of a field hispital.
his arms above his head (whicli is not au
attitude of sleep), and talk about that ever-
asting gun.
I dozed off to the murmur of his voice expatiating on the extreme cunning of the
ejector, and awoke to hear details of the
We did not talk of home as do men in
books when lying by a campfire. Perhaps
it was owing to the absence of that
picturesque adjunct of a soldier's life. We
talked chiefly of the clever gun ; and once,
just before he fell osleep. Sammy returned
to the question of the nurses.
" Yes," he said, "the head sawbones down
there told me to tell you that he had got
permission to send you three nurses. Treat
'em kindly, Jack, for my sake. Bless their
hearts I   They mean well."
Then he fell asleep, and left me thinking
of his words and of his spirit which had
prompted them.
I knew really nothing of this man's life,
but he seemed singularly happy, with that
happiness which only comes when daily existence has a background to it. He spike
habitually of women, as if he loved them all
for the sake of one ; and this not being
precisely my own position, I was glad when
he fell asleep.
The fort was astir noxt morning at 4.
Tbe bugler kindly blew a blast into cur
glassless window which left no doubt about
" That means all hands on deck, 1 take
it," said Sam, who was one of the few men
capable of good humor before tiffin time.
By six o'clock he was ready to go. It was
easy to see what kind of ollicer this cheery
sailor was by the way his men worked.
While they were getting the machine-gun
limbered up Sam came back to my quarters
and took a hasty breakfast.
" Feel a bit down this morning," he said,
with a gay smile. " Cheap���very cheap. I
hope I am not going to funk it. It is all
very well for some of you long-faced fellows,
who don't seem to have much to live for, to
fight for the love of fighting. I don't want
to fight any man; I'm too fond of 'em all
for that."
I went out after breakfast and gave him
a leg up on his very sorry horse, which he
sat like a tailor or a sailor. He held the
reins like tiller lines, and indulged in a
pleased smile at the effect of the yellow
b ots.
" No great hand at this sortof thing,"he
said, with a nod of farewell. " When the
beast does anything out of the common, or
begins to make heavy weather of it, I am
He ranged up alongside his beloved gun,
and gave tho word of command with more
dignity than he knew what to do with.
All that day I was employed in arranging
quarters for the nurses. To do this I was
forced to turn some of our most precious
stores out into the open, covering them with
a tarpaulin, and iu consequence felt all the
,.       ,,.,..,, , ,   i more assured that my chief was making a
Out of this  little  nucleus  sprang the great mistake,
largest depot for sick and wounded that was j    Al fl 0,clook ,��� -.���,, evcning they arrive <*
one of the juniors having ridden out in the
moonlight to meet them. He reported them
completely exhausted; informed me that he
formed during the campaign. We were |
within easy reach of headquarters, and I
was fortunately allowed a free hand. Thus
our establishment in the desert grew daily
more important, and finally superseded the
hospital at headquarters.
We had a busy time, for tho main column had now closed up with the first expeditionary force, and our troops were in
touch with tho enemy not 40 miles away
from me.
In the course of time���when the nuthori-
had recommended them to go straight to
bed, and was altogether more enthusiastic
about the matter than I personally or officially cared to see.
He handed me a pencil note from my
chief at headquarters, explaining that he
had not written me a dispatch because he
had nothing but a J. pen, with which instrument he could not make himself legible.
ties learned to cease despising the foe, which. It struck mc that he was suffering from a
is a little failing in British military high | plethora of assistance, and was anxious to
places���it was deemed expedient to tortify ; reduce his staff.
us, and then, in addition to two medical |    j 8ent my enthusiastic assistant to the
assistants, I was allowed three Government
nurses' quarters with a message that they
fm .      lit* I ���'��i "������ <-o    i  iiiu tiaio  wini a nn ootsjic    cuub    nicy
nurses.   This last piece ot news was not were Dnt't0 report lhemseimsto mo ���������/���
hai   fi..   With  an    nitii'h   mil iiiuncm     aa   m,.. .1       .. .       .   .       .    l     .    .     . .. ..
bailed with so much enthusiasm as might
have been expected. 1 am not in favor of
bringing women anywhere near the front.
They are, for their own sakes and for the
peace of mind of others, much better left
behind. If they arc beyond a certain age
they break down and have to be sent back
at considerable trouble ; that is to say, an
escort and an ambulance cart, of which latter there are never enough.   If they aro
they had had a night's rest, and turned in.
At midnight I was awakened by the
orderly and summoned to the tent of tho
officer in command. This youth's face was
considerably whiter thau his linen. He
was consulting with his second-in-command,
a boy of 22 or thereabouts,
A nun covered with sand and blood was
sitting in a hammock-chair, rubbing his
below the climacteric-ever so little "below I ^e3 !"1(i drinki"g something out of a turn-
it���they cause mischief of another descrip-1    ,A,      .      .,   ,    . .��� T.     .....
tion, and tbe wounded arc neglected ; for I      New3 from thl|fr?** * } in1wted w!th:
there is no passion of the human heart so' j"" cereln��'.1>-. which hinderance we had
cruel and selfish as love.
"1 am sorry to hear it," I snid to light-
hearted little Sammy Fitz-Warrener rf tho
long since dispensed with.
Yes, and bad news."
It certainly was not pleasant hearing.
Naval Brigade, who'brought me the news. ! So�������� mentioned the word disaster, and
"Sorry to hear it? Gad! I shouldn't be. I we lookTe(,,at e��ch ��th,er wllh hard, anxious
the place has got a different look about it ��ye?i / tnonght of l*e wiwn, wd almoat
when there are women-folk around. They | ***-Iclded,lo s*-n'1 lhem hack before daybghu
are so jolly clever in their ways-worth 10 i In a few moments a fresh man was arous-
of your red-cross ruffians," Ied ��ut of lm bei and 3ent fu" *MoV throuKh
"That is as may lie," I answered, break-1tho moonlight across the desert to heading open the case of whisky which Sammy ' <luartcr.s. and the officer in command begun
had brought up on the carriage of his , t�� re��alD,confidence. I think he extracted
machine-gun for my private consumption, ll���h��m the d'sPa^*h<>arer s tumbler. After
He was taking this machine-gun up to the ' M< he W1? "ot sponsible for much. He
front, and mighty proud he was of it. I Wtt8 merely a connecting link, a point of
"A clover gun/he called it ���   "an al-1toucl* betw('en two &ulCT men*
mighty clever gun." '    It was necessary to get my men to work
Ho had ridden alongside of it���sitting on ! at once, but I gave particular orders to leave
the top of his horse as sailors do���through  the nurses undisturbed.    Disaster at the
70 miles of desert without a halt; watch-''"""' ���>���������"*��� ]v'"] """*'
ing over it and tending it as he might have
tended his mother, or perhaps some other
"Gad I Doctor," he exclaimed, kicking
front meant hard work at the rear. We
all knew that, and endeavored to make
ready for a sudden rush of wounded.
The rush licgan before daylight. As they
., came in we .saw tc them, dressing their
out his sturdy legs and contemplating with | wounds and packing tbem as closely as pos-
some satisfaction tho yellow hide top-boots siblo. But the stream was continuous; they
which he had bought at the Army and ( never stopped coining; th?y never gave us a
Navy stores.   I know the boots well, and��� i moment's rest,
avoid them. "Gad I Doctor, you should | At ti o'clock I gave orders to awaken lhc
see that gun on the warpath. Travels as | nurses and order tbem to prepare their quar-
light as a tricycle. And when sho begins \ tcrs for the reception of the wounded. At
to talk���my stars I Click-click-click-! 0.30 an Army Hospital Corps man came to
slick.   For all  the  world  like a steam I me in the ward.
launch's engine-nnwing'em down all the j    "Shockin'case, sir, just come in," ho said,
timo.   No work for you there.   It will be j "Officer,   Gun hinted, sir,"
no uso you aud your stalactites progging I    "Take him to my quarters," I said, wip-
abotit with skewers for the bullet.   Look j ing my instruments on my sleeve.
at the other sido, my boy, aud you'll find ]    In a few minutes 1 followed, and on on-
the beauty has just walked through them," j tering my little room the first thing I saw
" Soda or plain '!" 1 asked���in parenthe- j was a pair of yellow boots.
si��. There was uo doubt about the boots and
" Soda. I don't like the flavor of dead! tho white duck trousers, and although I
camel. A big drink, please. I feel as if I oould not see the face, I knew that thia was
wore lined with sandpaper." | Sammy Fits- Warrener come back again.
He slept that night iu the little shanty A woman-one of tho nurses for whom
built ot mud and roofed chiefly with old he had pleaded���was bending over the bed
palm mats, which was gracefully called the ; with a sponge and a basin of tepid water,
head surgeon's quarters, Thai is to say, he As 1 entered she turned upon me a pair ot
ospilality as 1 had to offer j calmly horror-stricken eyes.
Oh I" she whispered, meaningly, step-
partook of such
Sammy and I bad met before ho had touch-
cd a rope or 1 a scalpel. Wc hailed from
the same part of the country���down Devonshire way, and to a limited extent we knew
each other's poopll, which litlle phrase has
a vast meaning 111 places where men do con-
ping b.u-k to let me approach, 1 bait no
time to notice then thai she was one of those
largoly-built women, with perfect skin and
fsil hair, who make one think of what England  must have '>oen before Gallic blood
got to bo so wid'ly disseminated in tho
winbow," I said, indicating a temporary
blind which I had put up.
She did so promptly, and retumod to the
bedside, falling iuto position, as it were,
awaiting my orders.
1 bent over thc bed, and I must confess
that what J saw there gave mc a thrill of
horror which will come again at times as
long as I live.
I made a sign to tho Sister to continue
her task of sponging away the mud, of which
one ingredient was sand.
"Both eyes," she whispered, " arc destroyed."
" Mot thc top of the skull," I said, "you
must not touch that."
For we both knew lhat our task was
without hope.
As I have said, I knew something of
Fitz-Warrener's people, and 1 could not
help lingering there, where I could do no
good, when I knew that I was wauled elsewhere.
Suddenly his lips moved, and Sister kneeling down on the floor, bent over him.
I could not hear what he said, but I think
she did. I saw her lips frame the whisper
" Yes" in reply, and over her face thoro
swept suddenly a look of great tenderness.
After a little pause she rose and came to
"Who is he?" she asked.
" Filz-Wurrener of the Naval Brigade,
Do you know him ?''
"No. 1 never heard of him. Of course,
it is quite hopeless?"
She returned to her position hy 'he bedside, with one arm laid across his chest,
Presently ho began whispering again,
and at interval, she answered him. It
suddenly occurred to me that, in his unconsciousness, he was mistaking her for
some one else, and that she for some woman's reason, was deceiving him purposely-
In a few moments I was sure of this.
I tried not to look, but I saw it all. I
I saw his poor blind hands wander over her
throat and face, up to her hair.
" What is this?" he muttered, quite distinctly, with that tone of self-absorption
which characterizes the says of an unconscious man.   " What is this silly cap ?"
His fingers wandered on over tho snowy
linen until they came to the strings.
As an aspirant to the title of gentleman,
I felt like running away���many doctors
know this feeling ; as a doctor, I could
only stay.
His fingers fumbled with the strings.
Still Sister bent over the bed, Perhaps
she bent an inch c,r two nearer. One hand
was beneath his neck, supporting the poor,
shattered head.
He slowly drew off the cap, and his fingers crept lovingly over the soft, fair hair.
"Mamy,"hesaid, quite clearly, "you've
done your hair up and you're nothing but
a little girl, you know���nothing but a little
I could not help watching his fingers,
and yet I felt like a man committing sacrilege.
" When I left you," said the brainless
voice, " you wore it down your back. You
were a little girl���you are a little girl
And he slowiy drew a hairpin out. One
long lock fell curling to her shoulder. Sho
never looked up, never noticed me, but
knelt there like a ministering angel���personating for a time a girl whom we had
never seen.
"My little girl," he added, with alow
laugh, and drew out another hairpin.
In a few moments all her hair Was about
her shoulders. I had never thought that
she might be carrying such glory quietly
hidden beneath tho simjle nurse's cap.
" That is better," he said ; " that is better."
And he let all the hairpins fall on the
"Now you are my own Marny," he
murmured, "are you not ?"
She hesitated one moment.
"Yes, dear," she said, softly, "lam
your own Marny."
With her disengaged hand she stroked
his blanching cheek, There was a certain
science about her touch, as if she had once
known something of these matters.
Lovingly and slowly the smoke-grimed
fingers passed over the wonderful hair,
smoothing it,
T en he grew more daring. He touched
her eyes, her gentle checks, the quiet,
strong lips. He slipped to her shoulder,
and over the soft folds of her black dress.
"Been gardening!" he asked, coining to
the bib ot her nursing apron.
It was marvelous how the brain, which
was laid open to the day, retained the consciousness of one subject so long.
"Yes��� dear," she whispered.
"Your old apron is all wot I" he said,
reproachfully, touching her breast whero
tlie blood���his own blood���was slowly drying.
His hand passed on, and as it touched her
I saw her eyes soften into such a wonderful
tonderneas that I felt as ifl were looking on
a part of Sister's life which was sacred.
I saw a little movement as if to draw
back then she resolutely held her position.
But her eyes were dull with a new pain. I
wonder���I havo wondered ever Bincc���what
memories that poor senseless wreck of a
man was arousing in the woman's heart by
his wandering touch.
"Marny," ho said, "Marny. It was not
too hard waiting for me?"
"No, dea',"
"It will be all right now, Marny. The
bad partis all past."
"Marny, you remember���tbo night���I
left���Marny���1 want���no���no, your lips."
I knelt suddenly and slipped my hand
within his shirt, for 1 saw Bomolliing in his
As Sister's lips touched hia 1 felt his heart
givo a great bound within his breast, and
then it was still.
When sho lifted her face it was as pale as
1 must say that I felt like crying���a feeling which had not como lo mo for 20 years,
I busied myself purposely with tho dead
man, and when I had finished my task I
turned and found Sister filling in tlio papers
���her cap neatly tied���hor golden hair
I signed the certificate, placing my namo
beneath hers.
!''or a moment wo stood. Our eyes met,
and���wc faiil nothing. She moved towards
the door, aud 1 held itopon while she passed
Two hours later I received ordors from
the ollicer in command to sonil tho nurs-a
buck lo headquarters,   Our inon were fall-
, ,...^1. �� uuu a
flow a Woman Should Dress.
"Talk about wimmin's close," he was
bleating discordantly in a know-it-all voice,
" ef 1 hed my way I'd bev 'em lookin' sensible, and not all kerllummuxed up with gewgaws. I d jest like to dress 'cm 'cordin'
tew my notion."
" You wouldn't let them wear trains to
their dresses':" suggested one of his auditors,
" Not miichcc I wouldn't."
" No corsets, eh ?"
" Nosir ; nor still-honed waists, cyether."
"Suppose you tell us just how you would
have them rig themselves out."
" Siittcnly, suttenly. I'd have 'em wear
a broadcloth skirt and a loose jacket tor
comfort.   Ain't that all right ?"
" Short skirts lo be tidy���jist comin' to
the tops of their shoes."
" Yes, what kind of sIiocb?"
" Soft leather shoes shaped like a banian
foot, sir, and flexible like a glove."
"All right���and their hats?"
" Somethiti' liko a veil or a mantilly, but
no sicli styles as they wear now, you bet.
And I'd have thc hair liangin' down their
back in a nice shiny braid."
"There's women that dress like that now,"
said one of his listeners.
" Show ouo to mo and I'll marry her tor-
"I saw one just the othcr day and that
washer style to a dot."
" What was she doin'?"
"Selling baskets and Indian moccasins
on the dock. She had a blauket over her
But the crank who know how a woman
should dress had suddenly disappeared.
0omin�� Down the Chimney.
Some time ago, a certain vicar was called
upon to read a letter for an old woman
whose son was in Brazil.
Part of the letter ran as follows;���" I
cannot tell you, dear mother, how the mis-
kitties (meaning mosquitoes) torment me.
They never leavs me alone, but pursue me
" To think of that," interrupted the old
woman j "my John must be a handsome
lad ; but there, I'm interrupting you ; go
on, parson."
" Indeed, mother," continued the vicar,
reading ; " I close my door and window of
an evening to keep them out of my room."
"Dear me," exclaimed the old woman ;
" whatever is the world coming to ?"
" And yet," went on the vicar, " thoy do
not leave me alone ; I believe they come
down the chimney to get at me ."
" Well, well, parson," continued the old
woman, holding up her hands, " to think
of that ;how forward of them."
"Of whom ?" inquired the vicar.
" Why, the Miss Kitties, of course.
When I was young, maidens would have
blushed to do such a thing, and come down
the chimney, too."
Aftor a pause, the mother's pride prevailing, she went on, "But John must be
rare handsome for the maidens to be after
him to that extent, and I reckon the .Miss
Kitties is quality folk, too."
The old woman is anxiously waiting for
the next letter.
Spare the Woodpaokar.
Dr. E. Sterling, of Cleveland, in correspondence with Insect Life, describes the
attack of some insect on the elms along an
avenue during the summer of 1880, and
says: " Fearing a repetition of the trouble,
numbers of us fought the cocoons in the fall
and destroyed thousands, but when winter
set in tens of thousands still remained nn
the outer branches beyond reach. About
the lst of September a pair of hairy woodpeckers made their appearance and fed
daily on tho grubs, In the course of that
month and the next over a dozen of theso
birds were added to the number, and by
their industry on this particular pest at-
! traded the attention of all who passed,
Suffice to say that when March camo not a
cocoon was to be seen in those places where
tho branches were literally white with them
before. The woodpeckers did the work for
them, as they have nover troubled the trees
here since. 1 have always found the native
woodpecker family tho greatest destroyer
of insects in every stage of their development, and these birds should be protected
by the farmer and orchardist in particular,
bo it the maligned ' sap-sucker' or the
moro conspicuous yellow hammer, A few
old ham or beef bones with a little meat
on them hung up ou the orchard trees in
winter time will keep these birds in the
neighborhood during the season.
IWUliUNS   iUt.ll JiAUi'IIiU*
In Uppet Skeena Valley
Ire Arming lo Prevent  B ial�� From Tic
lorlii l.auilliu -Afraid alike Smallpox.
In the upper Skeena river country the Indians having just learned of smallpox being
in Victoria and Vancouver have announced their intention to maintain a shotgun quarantine against all steamers from
the South. Always opposed to the white
men. they are, with the above excuse, becoming more independent than ever and
some trouble is expected.
Mr. W. W. Clark who has arrived from
the forks of the upper Skeena at \ ictoria,
in conversation with a reporter said ; "The
Indians are becoming very excited over the
smallpox rumors, which have reached them
from Victoria. Some hours after the news
had arrived at Hazelton, the Indians sent a
deputation to Mr. Field���the Church of
England minister for that district���requesting him to let tbem have a room in which
to hold a great pow wow. He told them
their own houses were much better adapted
for meetings of that sort. After some discussion they retired and held a council
meeting in one of their own rooms and after
a very noisy debate they decided to stop tbo
steamer from landing at Hazelton and not
to allow any more white men to come up
the river.
" They say the measels was brought there
last year in the sugar barrels belonging to
the Hudson Bay Co, and they will uot allow any mail to be landed there, as they
dread tho small-box being brought in the
" The Indians were walking about the
village armed to the teeth with knives
and pistols, when I was at Hazelton, vowing vengeance on the white mau for bringing diseases into their tribe, which continual
ly decreased their numbers. It is well
known to the authorities at Hazelton that
their imagination must have been excited
by a half clerical gentleman, who lives not
a hundred miles from the mouth of Bulklcy
river. Things of this kind have been traced to him more than once. None but a
white man could have thought of smallpox
being communicated by letter. Under the
I guise of being a friend to the Indian against
the white man, he continually manages to
foment trouble without being acttally in
" Mr. Laurier, the Indian agent, is
working strenuously to havo all the tribe
There are about 50,000 muscles in an elephant's trunk.
The don key ia thc longest lived of ou��
domestic animals.
A pet rattlesnake in Florida committer
suicide by biting itself in the neck.
In the dreary deserts of Arabia the rost
mary aud lavender flourish to perfection.
ii newspapers tell of a school
oaoher in Lackharabad who was attacked,
by a lion and kept the animal at bay with a
common broom until assistance arrived.
On the icy peaks of the Himalayas, in
India, is a "snow maggot," weighing nearly a pound, and excellent to eat.
The biggest of fresh water fish, the
"arapaima," of the Amazon, in South
America, grows to six feet iu length.
Wasps' nests often catch tire from the
chemical action of the wax upon the paperlike material.
Pythons are abundant in the Philiipines,
the species being indentical with that found
in Borneo.
Charles Woods, a druggist of Harleston,
England, has a brood of white black-birds,
a fact which is  vouched  for  by  several
prominent ornithologists and naturalists.
I    A couple of wild pigeon? were recently
! shot in Saultaux Recollets bush,  Quebec.
, A sportsman  says  it is over twenty-five
years since specimens of these birds were
seen there.
The laughing jackass, when warning his
feathered mates that daybreak is at hand,
utters a cry resembling a group of boys,
shouting, whooping and laughing in a wild
In the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky are
pools containing tis'i which are quite blind.
This is a curious example of the way in
which nature eliminates useless organs, for
'eyes would,of course, be quite useless in
this region of perpetual darkness.
Hunters near Caledonia, Pa., are excited over a snow-white deer seen several
times recently in the mountains. It is
said to be a large buck with spreading
antlers, and as fleet as the wind. A paity
of hunters who saw the animal last fired at
it, but failed to bit it.
How His Little Domestio Hot Workei
Jinks���"Hullo, howdy dn, Blinks? Say,
old fellow, conic home and take tea with
I mo."
I    Blinks���" really, I am scarcely present-
I able iu those���"
|   J inks-"Bother tho clothes I   That's all
| right.   Come along.   My wife and I value
pcoplo at their true worth ; we don't go by
their tailors' bills.   Come on."
Jam Jinks (half an hour later)���" Ah,
here we are. My dear, allow mo to present
my friond, Mr. Blinks���Mrs. Jinks. By
the way, my dear, those things you Isild ire
to order I forgot all about until too late to
git into the shop."
Mrs. Jinks (aghast)-" What I Forgot ?
Um���ttm-cr���it's of no conscquonco at all,
my dear, not the least. Happy to make
your acquaintance, Mr. Blinks. What
delightful weather wu are having. Excuse
mo one moment,"
J'nks (ina whisper,after .Mrs, J. has disappeared--" Worked like a charm."
Blinks-" What worked ?"
Jinks���"She  didn't dare  say a word
about my forgetting those things with company present.   That's why I brought you."
Our bravest lessonsurenotlcarned through
success, but misadventure.���[A. Bronson
The grain, the smallest wclglll in use,
was thus called from being originally the
weight of a grain of wheat. A statute passed
in I'JIII! ordained that,'!'" grains of wheat,
taken from lho middle ot the ear, or head,
and well dried, should mako a penny-weight,
20 of which should make un ounce, while 12
ounces were to mnko u pound. The pound,
therefore, consisted of 7,1100 grains, Som '
centuries later the pennyweight was divi,'.
ed Into iM grains, which makes the troy
pouud, as now used, 8,7110 grains,
Buffalo were Countless iu the Old Days.
Once an inhabitant o! this continent from
tho Arctic slope to Mexico, and from Virginia to Oregon, and, within thc memory of
men yet young, roaming the plains in such
numbers that it seemed that it could never
be exterminated, the buffalo has now disappeared as utterly as has the bison from
The early explorers were constantly
astonished by the multitudinous herds which
th��y met with, the regularity of their movements, and the deep roads which they made
in travelling from place to place. Many of
the earlier references are to territory east
of the Mississippi, but even within lbe last
fifteen years buffalo wero to be seen on the
Western plains in numbers bo great that an
entirely sober and truthful account seems
like fable. Describing the abundance of
buffalo in a certain region, an Indian onco
Baid to me, in the expressive sign language
of which all old frontiersmen have some
knowledge, " The country was oue robe."
Much has been written about their enormous abundance in the old days, but I have
never read anything that I thought an exaggeration of their numbers as 1 have seen
tbem. Only one who has actually spent
months in traveling among them in tliose old
days can credit the stories told about tbem.
Once, in tho country between the Platte
and Republican liiveis.I saw a closely massed herd of bulfalo so vast thai I daro not
hazzard a guess as to its numbers; and in
later yeara I have travelled for weeks at a
time, in northern .Montana, without ever
being out of sight of buil'alo.��� [September
Liqueurs arc simply pure alcohol fhvored
with aromatic nnd other principles derived
from plants aud flowers, laSSEBaS
��.]���> kootenay Star
R. W. Northey,
ft. MuOutcheon,
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 181)2.
Wo cannot uuderstand Mr. N. h'itz-
Btubb's antipathy to newspaper advertising.   He has caused to be posted
on tho doors of various public offloos
in tbo district a smnll half-printed
half-manuBoript form calling for ton-
dors for tbo construction of tbo now
Wagon road from Nukusp to Hloonn
'Lako.   But noil her tbo Miner, tbo
Hot Spring's News nor tho Kootk-
nay Star���the throo papers published iu West, Kootenay���hits boen
made uso of.   Governmont olMnls in
tho const cities invariably ttsn tho
newspapers as an advertising medium.
Lttt wo presume Mr, N. Fitzstubbs is
ouo of those individuals who go in
for cheapness and potty shifts to save
a cent nnd thereby gaiu the reputation of being a careful Bnnnoier of tho
publio money, But as the newspapers
have brought tho wealth  of West
Kootenny to tho world's notice, nnd
are entitled to a share of tho prosperity now commenoing, it  seems
mean, petty, nud the vory essence of
cheepnoss for Mr. N, Fitzstubbs, ns
a Government official, to ignore them
When thero is any advertising to do.
M        -T1V--  r     Till,          li,  l,iliaa..ii.iniawaiwiMipi .,
Merchant Millers, Moosomin, Assa.
B It A N I) S s-
Dealers in all kinds of
Look Out!
Ask for Prices I
Examine Cloocls 1
H.   N,   CoURSlER'S
4W1 1MB
given Baoked or in Bulk.    The Quest quality or OATMEAL
and CORNMEAL can be obtainod in nny sized sacks,
Quotations cheerfully furnished on application,
Special Attention given to the British Columbia Trade.
Nakusp, Sept. 14th.
At laBt the specifications for tbo
"Wagon road havo arrived, and very
"weloome thoy are after tbo long, long
delay. It may be that uow they nro
come we shall be recompensed for
our waiting, as thoy call for a first-
class road���ono tbat will 'to tho
Government credit aud show to outsiders tbnt thu beginning of Slocan's
prosperity ban arrived. The road is
to be well finished in evory detail
and will cost about $30,000.
The tendors are required to bo iu
Nelson by Mouday next, the 19th, so
there is every chance of thu work
being ooinmouced beforo the 1st of
October. Tbo miues in the Sloean
���will now be worked for ull they aro
"Worth, and large shipments of ore
will be ready for transport as soon as
tho road is completed. Tho owners
of many of the best minos havo beeu
"Waiting to see if it was decided to
"put the road through this fall or not
before commencing operations, aud
now that it is finally settled tbey will
Blart to work at ouco. This will
ensure pleuty of freight for the |
ooming winter,
Building lias now taken a decided
turn, and soon the cheerful sound of
busy men will wake tbo echoes of
the surrounding hills. Mr, K. Dark,
onr principal contractor, lias already
orders for two or threo bilge buildings, with prospects of several moro
in a lew days���enough work in view
to keep him going until the cold
Weather sets in. Ho will eroot a
commodious workshop on Broadway,
and anyone desirous of building in
Nakusp oanuot do bettor thau placo
the contract in his bands,
Tho few lots left will uo doubt bo
qaiokly snapped up, ns thero is every
probability ot real eslate iu Nukusp
taking an upward tendency in ibo
Inarket before the town is very much
older, Iutenditig speculators will
therefore do well tn hurry up and
BeoDre those yet unsold.
Neanlt's gang arrived on tho np
boat last Saturday, aud at once
started to work enlarging the town-
site by fifty acres.
An exciting incident occurred last
Saturday morning on the steamer
Columbia when Bhe was in the Narrows, about ten miles below Nakusp.
A herd of deer was observed on tbe
bank, and as Captiiiu Gore had his
"Winchester handy two of tboni were
quickly bowled over, aud tbe boat
Steaming close in shoro they were
taken on board; so venison will ior
the next few days be added to the
already excellent menu served iu the
saloon of the Columbia.
According to nor worthy postmaster���and what be says must be
true���Nakusp is exactly three days
behind the ri'Bt of the world. Nelson
letters arriving hero by last Saturday's boat ami bearing the Nelson
postmark of Sept.Oth were delivered
from tbe oilicu bere stamped ��ith
tbe Nakusp postmark of >ept. 7th.
This apparent loss ol three days oan
only be attributed to the rapi
the mail servioe between tli, s
towns,    (an there lie such rapid
transit anywhere ebe on thin continent, which will ensure the delivery
of a letter at least '.wo dnys before it,
is posted ?
Another of tho charming dances
for whioh the Leland Elonse is becoming noted was held last Friday
evening, and, as usual, was largely
The hotels have been vory busy
dnring tbe past week, thoir accommodation being tailed to tho utmost.
Mr, aud Mrs. Hugh Madden, of
the. .Madden House (late lbe Nakusp
House), left on Thursday morning
on a vi��it to Nelson, and aro expected
home by to-day',-, boat,
Moosomin, N.W.T. and 25 Spark St. Ottawa, Ont.
Miners' Supplies.
The MacArthur-Forrest
Revelstoke Station Post Office.
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware. Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paluts, Oils, Varnishcsa
Bakery in connection with Store,
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,
Messrs. C. B. Hume & Co.,
Revelstoke Station,
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week,
Railway Men's Requisites*
Charmingly situated 'in the bank of
the rivi-r, on the principal street,
close to the post-office nnd
Government build
and nearesl      ,
J. E.WALSH & Co.,
Furniture & Undertaking.
Firs1 class Tabli
. ("rood Beds,
JtJSTABMVBt). Now Dress Goods,
Mantling i��n>l TrimmingH, Ladies',
Mias-V unii Children's Ilo jury and
i1all Underwear al II. N. Conriier's.
RipaiM Tabules euro >' >lh
Ripans Tabulos cum bud bn nth,
fiipatts Tabules i sinnflard   ��� noil.*
! fiipftos Tabules cure dtaui ���	
Atlantic Express, arrives I0.10 daily.
Pacific       " ��     18.52   "
Cheapest, most reliable and safn
route to .Montreal, Toronto, Ht. Paul,
Chicago, X'l'w York and Boston,
Kates $5 to "J10 lower than nny Other
other route,
Speoially fitted Colonist Cars, in
oharge of a Porter, for the ocoommo
dation of Passengers holding uo d
olass tickets, Passengi i ho iked >
and From nil European points at
Lowest Rates,
Low Freight Rates, Quick dea
patch, Merchants will save money
by having thoir Creighl  rout
'!"���'      P, It,
Full and reliabli Inforn
by applying to    l>. F��� HHOW
Asst, Gen'l Fn ighl v jj'l
or to  I   T   15I,'I<
Ag'l C. P, It, Depot, Revelstoke
Clearing Charges paid on
Freight for Sloean Lake.
Hav and Grain for sale
General Commission
billod through from
For Coupon Tickets apply to
C. ,v K. N'nv. Co,
Kootenav Lake
i    lochs on hand.
'      ire being made for thel
Cheat Building Boom of 1802.     i
Han a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
All orders by mail or
express promptly
AU descriptions of
gold aud silver.
W, A. .1 OWJ'TT, Notary I'ublic. T. L. HAIG, Notary Publio.
Mining*, Timber and   Ileal  Estate Brokers and General
Commission Agents.
Conveyances, Agreements, Bills of fjiile, Mining Bonds, etc, drawn up,
'��� ! "ud Accounts Collected ; Miuing Oluiins Bought aud Hold ; Assbsb-
menl work on Miuing I Iniins Attended lo; Patents Applied for, Etc,, Etc.,
Lots on Townsite of Kevolstoke for Sale and Wanted, Agents tor Mining
Machinery, Etc,


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