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Array VOL. V.
No. 4.
Discovery of Bismuth.
Tbat Big Bend will be famous an a
mining country in beoomiug dearer
every day. Uulena ledges are to be
found there similar io those of the
Lardeau and Sloean. Plaeer gold
amounting to several million dollars
worth has been taken out, and gold
in the quartz has been located at
various points. Now comes the discovery of a valaable ledge of bismuth
and antimony ore, containing a good
deal of gold. Bismuth is worth abont
$) por lb. The sample was brought
down by \V. E. Losee, who with his
partner, J. M. Douglas (both of
Victoria), hus been in the Bend for
the past six weeks. Mr. Losee weut
up iiguiu thin morning. During the
week seven prospectors have left here
for Big Bi nd���johu AIoKenzie, Jas.
Favro, Aog. Bishop, John William
soo, Alex. Morrison, J. W. MoCreary
and 0. B. Williams. On Tuesday
Geo. Laforme's paoktrain started out
on its second trip this season. Jno.
Sweeny, oue of the partners iu the
Consolation .nine, accompanied the
Work Commenced Monday.
The right of way for the Bevel-
stoke k Arrow Lake Bailway is
being cleared with great speed, considering tbe small number as yet
employed. Of oourse a larger foroe
will be put od, and there seems yet
a possibility tbat tbe road w'll be in
running order before snow flies. Tbe
work of clearing is comparatively
easy for tbe first few miles, the timber left stamliDg being sparse aud
dead aod the undergrowth thinned
out by previous fires, but further
down river the timber is thick aad
green, aod progress will not be so
rapid. Tbe ground is comparatively
level for Dearly tbe whole distance,
and the grading will Dot be a difficult
undertaking, hut there will be considerable trestle work over the various sloughs and a substantial bridge
over the Illecillewaet Biver. At
Montana Slough a oamp for fifty men
is being constructed.
Work commenced on Monday at
the end of tbe track through the
yard of the Kevelstoke Lumber Co.,
aud about 300 yards from the mill,
the width oleared for the Dew liue
being about 100 feet, Mr. D. Mo-
Oillivray, who went down river on
Thursday and returned yesterday,
has the contract for tbe whole of the
work, Mr. Niokson having thrown it
up at the last moment, thinking his
tender of $38 per aore too low tu be
remunerative. Ou Mouday Messrs.
Bradshaw and Daly, with two men,
went down as far as Montana Slougb
in a row boas aud inspected tbe best
point for orossing. The building of
these bridges will bn commenced at
onee, the material being takeu dowu
by river, a house having beeu built
at the smelter wharf for storing supplies for tbe camp. Many railroad men
are in town, notioeable among them
being the familiar figure of Dan
Dnnu, wbo bossed the oonstrnctiou
work on the O. k. E. By. two years
ago; It is expected things will be
lively in Iievelstoke for the next
four months.
Richness of Kootenay Ore.
Recently 20 tons of are were shipped from Ibe "Idaho" mine, Slooan,
to tbe Tacoma smelter, returns of
which have been published. Tbe
ore assayed $168 a ton- $119 silver
and $19 lead. It ooat $45 per ton
to get it from the mine to Kaslo, $28
per ton from Kaslo City to Tacoma
anil to have it smelted. The dnty
on tbe lead in the ore was $21 per
ton; the cost of mining, sacking and
sacks $10 more, making $104 per ton
expenses, leaving a net profit of $04
per ton. This is a big profit as it is,
and when one considers tbe reduction in oost tbat will follow tbe
building of railroads, tbe value of
the Slooan ores oan be realized,
especially as some of the mines there
are turning out ore muoh richer
than tbe Idaho.
Front Street,
Charmingly situated on the bank of
the river, on the principal street,
olose to the post-olnce and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
FirHt-clusH Table, good Beds,
(Pursuant to the Execution Act.)
JOHN CAMI'llELL, Plaintiff,
In obedience to a writ of Fieri Facins
issued out of the iibove Court, to me directed, in the above suit, for the sum of
16,248.23 debt nnd costs, together with
interest on the same, besides sheriff's fees,
poundage, and other expenses of this
execution, I have seized and will offer for
Sale by Public Auction, at the Court
House, Donald, ou Saturday, July 15th,
1893, at twelve o'clock noon, all the right,
title and interest of tho abovo defendants
iu the lands described below, or sufficient
thereof to satisfy the judgment debt and
costs in this action,
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Sheriff of Kootenay.
Laud Registry Office, Victoria,
19th day of June, 1893,
3.30 o'clock p.m.
I hereby certify that the following
judgment only appears registered against
all the real estate of the Kootenay (li.O.)
Smelting k Trading Syndicate Limited,
viz.:���29th March, 1893: Judgment of
the Supreme Court of British Oolumbia,
obtained the 14th February, 1893, by
Johu Campbell against  the Kootenay
(B.C.) Smelting k Trading Syndicate,
Limited, for $111,458.34 debt and ��22.89
costs,   making   together   the   sum  of
(Notice filed No. 2849.)
Registered in charge book Vol. II., Fol.
817, No. 14592 B. on 7th April, at
10.10 a. in.
S. Y. W001T0N,
Dep. Registrar,
House Painter, Paper-
hanger and Grainer.
Carpenter and Builder,
F. McCarthy  - ���   ��
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodgtni- $5 Pkk Week.
meals, 250,    decs 25c.
ThiB hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is  comfortably furnished,  and
affords first class Bccommodation.
The largest and most cent nil Hotel iu
the city ; good aooommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar aud
billiard room nttaohed ; ure proof Bate,
Mr. Fred Fraser's crop of strawberries
this year is immense.
A 7-foot ledgo has been opened np on
the Black Fox claim, Sloean.
News is to hand of a rich strike near
tbe Montezuma mine, iu the Slocau.
We hear with great regret that Mrs.
Redgrave, wife of the Sheriff, is again
seriously ill.
Man; rich Btrikos aro being mado in
the St. Mary's River oountry, east of
Kootonay Lake.
Mr. W. F. Teotzel, of Nelson, oame
up on str. Lytton ou Wednesday, and
loft for Victoria tlio samo evening.
Owing to advorae circumntiiiioos our
Tront Lake City correspondent1!, lotter
nnd other orticles fire held over till next
It is rumored at New Denver that one
of tbe Nelson papers will remove to that
town, which is just now tho liveliest
place in West Kootenay.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Robinson, of the mill,
are rejoicing in the arrival of a littlo
stranger, which event took place last
Sunday night.   It is a girl.
Mrs, R. Howson and children returned
homo on Tuesday from a long visit to
Elkhorn, Man. Mrs. Howson has completely reoovered from her illness.
A prospector named Ryan has found a
small vein of solid galena near the north
fork of Carpenter Creek which assays 105
oz. to the ton.  It is 15 inches wide.
The celebration of two such big events
as the First and Fourth of July seems
to have been too muoh for our Nakusp
aud New Denver correspondents. No
"copy" this week.
J. W. Haskins has gone np to Healoy
Creek witb a orew of six men to develop
the Haskins group for C.P.R. parties,
and will open up tho property in good
shape this summer.
Wo seo in tbe B.C. Gazette that thero
is to be a revision oourt held in Revelstoke shortly. As the Gazette is so
widely read here it seems no other notification will be necessary.
The Nawab of Kaiupur, India, passed
through here on Wednesday en route to
the World's Fair. Ho will stop off a faw
days at Banff. From Chicago lie goes to
England on a visit to the Qnoen.
The funeral of R, Crosby, who was
injnrod while walking on the track near
Revelstoke a few weeks ago, took place
from Donald hospital on Sunday woek.
Deceased had beon a barber at Revel-
otoke station.
A. H. Holdioh and J. H. Anderson
have just returned from a prospecting
trip in the mountains north of Illecillewaet. They bring some good samples uf
gold quartz whioh promises a high percentage of tho precious metal on assay.
Mr. E. Adair, of Hull's Lauding, came
up on yesterday's boat. Ho brought a
quantity of very fine Btrawberries growii
on bis ranch there and planted late last
fall. All small fruits will be heavy crops
and the apples, pears, etc., planted last
year are looking spleudid.
Some rioh gold-bearing galona has
been fonnd up Lardeau Creek, but whut
it assays is not yet known. It is said
that several hundred dollars' worth of
nuggets and ooarse gold have boen obtained dnring the past few weeks from
small placers on Lardeau Creek closo to
Trout Lake City.
Messrs. Dan Dunn, Naknsp ; Hugh
Mann, New Denver, nnd D. McBealh,
Nelsou, arrived up ou Wednesday's
boat. Next day they had a walk over a
portion of the route being cleared for
the Revelstoke k Arrow Lake Bailway.
It is almost certain that Dan Dunn will
have a hand in the construction.
The interest of the Smelter Co. in tho
Revelstoke townsite to tbe extent of
86,248 will bo sold ut auction by tbo
Sheriff at Donald Court House next
Saturday at the suit of John Campbell,
As tbe land owned by the Smelter Co. is
probably the mi st valuable iu tho town-
site the bidding will uo doubt be brisk.
It would have been more convenient for
the sale to take place here.
The wind storm of Tuesday did considerable damage to trues whose thiek
foliage made them top-heavy, and many
wero snapped off, lint tbe gardens escaped serious injury, although some
pea vinos and tomato iilants wore prostrated. Fortunately the wind was of
short duration, aud the rain whioh followed prevented a great doal of real
estate being blown away.
New Denver's now paper, Tho Slooan
Prospector, makes its appearanoe this
woek, commencing (it is to bo hoped) n
useful existence and a successful caroor
on a most auspicious flute���tbo Fourth
of July. Considering the difficulties
of transport and the nbsenoe of propor
mail facilities at New Denver tho Prospector nip.kes a very creditable showing
in its first nnmlier. Everything points
with certainty to tho fact that Now Denver will be the foremost town in West
Kootenay at no distant date.
Dominion Day was kept up last Saturday afternoon by a display of athletics,
consisting of foot moos, jumping, putting the shot, tug-of-war, etc., uud in
the evening by u iliiuco in Peterson's
Hall, which was tastefully decorated for
the occasion, The event was u most
successful one, thanks to tho untiring
energy of Mrs. Ribbaoh, who originated
tbo ulTair and oouduoted lhc details
throughout. At twelve o'olook donning
ceased and oako anil strawberries were
haudod around, aftor whioh lho couipany dispersed;
Dr, C. E. C. Brown is now at the
Columbia Houso, and will remain until
Tnosdav night. Those needing dental
work should make early appointments.
Mr. W. Pollew Harvey, editor of the
Oolden Era, arrived np on the Lytton
yesterday from a trip through Lower
Kootenay, aud left for home ou this
morning's train.    ���
Tho Premier, Hon. Thoo Davie, who
will pasB through ior the coast to-night,
telegraphed to tho editor on Thursday
from Fort William, Out., as follows:���
"Daly, Minister of the Interior, who
leaves Ottawa for the coast Saturday,
aod myself huvo appointed to meet in
Viotoria on his arrival thero. Will endeavor to settle tho Revelstoke and railway belt difficulties. Henon, will not
stay over now, but will return in oouple
weeks or so, hold meeting at Revelstoke
and visit other points as promised.
" Theodore David."
The Colonist's Ottawa correspondent
telegraphs that the Hon. Theo. Davie
returned to Ottawa from Montreal on
Tuesday afternoon and bnd a long conversation with Hon. Mr. Daly, Minister
of the Interior, on British Columbian
matters. Mr. Daly leaves for the coast
on Saturday, accompanied by Doputy
BurgeBs, und will meet the Provinoial
Govornment at Viotoria, when an effort
will be mude to settle the Revelstoko
dispute and the title to lands in the railway belt. In consequenee of Mr. Daly's
intention to proceed direct to Victoria
Mr. Davie is compelled to forego his
promised visit to West Kootenay on the
homeward journey, bnt as Air. Duly
proposes to go to tbo Kootenay oountry
after leaving Victoria Mr. Duvio will
probably nccompany Iiim. Mr. and Mrs.
Davio left for home Tuesday night.
To bo Worked by an English
Company with a Capital of
1,500,000 Dollars.
The Silver King mine and associated
claims have beon floated in London,
Eng., under the title of "Tho Hall
Mines, Limited (Uritish Columbia),"
with a capital of 300,000 pounds sterling,
divided into 50,000 7 per oent. Bhures of
one pound each and 250,000 ordinary
shares of ono pound ouch, Sir Joseph
W. Trutoh, K.C.M.G., boing chairman
of directors, of whom thero are seven.
The secretary is Mr. F. Ramsay, and the
offioeB of the company are at 111 Wool
Exohunge, Loudon, E.C.
Mr. Roepell, the mining engineer who
examined the proporty on behalf of the
English investors, in the last paragraph
of his report suys:���"I have to atate
that I consider the mines of the Kootenay Bonanza Co. a moat valuable property, the value of which consists not
only in what is already known, but also
in its remarkable prospects for tho future. I feel confident that if properly
taken in hand and managed they will
rank among die greatest und most profitable miuing enterprises of its kind,"
Vaccination a Preventive.
From a discussion among scientific
men in Scotland regarding vaccination
aa a preventive of small-pox it appears
that the anti-vacoinationists havo uot a
leg to stand upon. Tlie following table
of statistics of 5,000 caaes in Scotland,
spread over a period of 20 years, shows
conclusively the beneficial effects of
vaccination :���
Uuvacciuated  37*00 per cent. died.
Unsuccessfully I
vnccinuted    (
One vacciuution ..   975
Two        "       ..   5-00
Three      "       ..   300
Four      "       ..   0*55
35 00
Lardeau and Sloean Prospects
W. R. P0ULT0N,
hus his Hotel in running order, and is
prepared to noootnmodnte nll-oomers
Stockholm  House
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the uiurket affords.
The bar is supplied with a ohoioe stock
of wine8,li(]uorsandoigarBi
P II T C H E R 8
New Denveh, June 28th.   ,
During tho pust few daya two meetings
of citizens have been held to discuss the
making of the wagon road to the Three
Forks of Carpentor Creek. Messrs. F.
Bourne, of Nukusp; John Houston, of
Nelson ; and Wharton, Bolandrr and
Oething, of this town, were appointed a
oommittee to solicit subscriptions, und
have met with very encouraging success.
Capt. Fitzstubbs was in town last week
und met a ilepntution from the cora~
niittoe, to whom be promised the liberal
purport of the Government,
Nearly all the cabins on tho streets
have been removed and clearing and
grading is progressing rapidy. whilo
large pnnttn of men are at work clearing
the M Oillivray land.
It is understood that tho unction sale
proposed for the llth inst, will be postponed for a week or moro.
A favorable reply has been received
from Ottawa to the petition for a triweekly mail servioe bere, and tbe Post-
offioe authorities at Victoria appear to
be quite reody to comply.
There is no question that New Denver
is at present the liveliest town iu West
Kootenay. Evory visitor is delighted
with onr situation and prospects, while
the amount of work being exoended on
clearing and building is sufficient evidence of the faith held by our townspeople in its future.
Rev. Mr. Rogers of Nelson snnonnoes
that a Presbyterian church will shortly
be built ou two lots donated by Mr,
All accounts against i he estnte of Louis
Masou, who died iu Kevelstoke ou tho
22ud of May lust, will bo received by the
undersigned up to the 10th July, 1H93.
Deputy Administrator.
CO., LlMiT��D.
Steamer "W. HUNTER,"
G. L. Estabrooks, Master,
Until further notiee will leave New
Denver Mondays, Wednesdays aud Saturdays at 1 p.m. for Head of Lake.
Tuesdays, Thursdays aod Fridays leave
New Denver for Four .Mile City at 6
u.m. Returning, leaves New Denver ut
7 a.m. for Head of Lake.
Leuvos Head of Lake every evening
(Snnday excepted) for New Denver ut
5 p.m.
Of Swansea and Wigan,
Analytical Chemist & Assayer,
Every branch of analytical or assay
work undertaken ; houest and accurate
results guaranteed,
Sail, Tent and Awning Maker.
and   w :��� '
V:   ',;>.',   L'ORKa   Etc
Bags, Hammocks, ifeo.
All sizes made to order.
Royal Mail Lines,
Proposed Bailings from Montreal
MONGOLIAN Allan.. ..July 22
PARISIAN    "  ....   "   20
LAURENTIAN    "   ....Aug. 5
NUMIDIAN    "   ....   *'   12
TORONTO . .Domiuion Liue.. .July IC
LAHHADOH. " ..."   22
S.UINIA  " ..."   30
VANCOUVER        " ...Aug. 5
Cabin 815, 860, SCO, $10, $H0 and
Intermediate. $i)D ; JSteerag", $20.
Passengers ticketed through to all
points in Great Britain aod Ireland, and
at specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to uoarc-st steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
or to Uoukiit Kerr, General Passenger
Agent, \\ innipeg.
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':      : ,-.  ''.  ifolland  will  oonilaefc
1'! in !i il    . " an.l  services in  tho
i row.   Morning at 11;
evi ning u   i,   ,    Hi >y Commui ion H
i .'.-. five Years Old-
Huvo you BOen iny baby fair,
(!nl:l.-n curls, and swootbluo eyes,
Oupld laughing in dlsgulso -
llm yostor i'vo 1 oroonod to Iiini my first
Low lullaby,
'Havo vou soon my baby boy I
TIh'I'o'h liis toy���
.Vs lu- dropped in Ilia play,
Dancing off* another way,
A-ibird, or dowel', orbiitterdy
Ijcd Iiini to stray.
Say you lie will yot return I
Not agaln-
Tlio bud must to tho flower unfold,
Amid time's changes manifold
To-day my boy, a babe but ycatorday,
In livo years old.
Yot I know that, God's dear will
To fulfill,
Baby must become u man.
Loarn the world's joy, and its pain,
Ljiirn its losses and Its gain,
Ami choose botwoen.
Brave enough lo right tho wrong,
True and strong.
Hay by day my buy mini grow,
���Since best love lino WO til it is better so,
1 i-.iiinni wish him longer to remain
A baby boy.
Children's Questions.
Did you over consider the influence that
may be exerted upon a child by the answers
given to ils .sincore questions'! as all teachers admit, the mind in childhood is more
impressible that at any time of life, and the
ideas acquired then are retained the longest.
Do wo think of this when Ihe hasty aiswcr
is returned to the little questioner, " Oh !
Don't bother me, I'm busy; go off and play"?
Too busy to train that fast-developing intellect, which God lias placed under your
care, and which may some day move tlio
world 1 0 mother ! lay not off thy burden
of motherhood so lightly. Think you uot
that God will require the talent he has committed to your keeping ? and require it with
usury ?
When once the spirit of inquiry is aroused
in a child, it demands satisfaction ; and if
that oannot be obtained where he first and
most naturally seeks for it, do you think lie
will be content to remain in ignorance ? No I
hc will find it somswhere, perhaps learning
that which is not true, perhaps finding it in
connection with other influences which aro
poison to his mind.
Thc moral faculties are' the last to develop, anil thoy are the most subtle to deal
with. Woo to mother and sou, father and
daughter,!! they lie neglected in the tender
How many times wc hear the mother's
voice, "Kddie, you mii3t not do that ; it is
wicked I" Aro you sure tho little fellow
knows what " wicked" means? You say,
"Ho understands it is breaking the com-
maortments." But sometimes it is hard to
see how somo particular thing ho has been
chided for doing is breaking the commandments. Do you over stop to tell him just
how and why it is wicked ?
Perhaps ho is reading a story of wild adventure, and ydu insist that he must stop,
and never read such a both again, liut
does he realize how its poison will put a
fevor of excitement into his very blood that
may sometime drivo him to tho limit of
desperation ? Perhaps ho is playing marbles, and another boy proposes "playing for
keeps.'' You call him and forbid his playing so. But he says, " Why, mamma, what
hurt is it?" "llis like gambling," you
answer, but your boy knows nothing about
gambling, and is ss much in the dark
about iis sinfulness as ever.
Why not cxplaiu lo him the principle
underlying them both, and show him the
sinfulness of violating that? Then yoar
boy would have a fouudulion from which
to reason out many a vexed question as he
grows older. Teach him to think for himself. Give him sound doctrine, and then
let him have a chance to reason out his own
course as much as possible.
If as much time were spent in storing
the mind with gems of worill, principles of
truth, as a foundation to a Btrong, healthy
character, as is ofteu spent in preparation
and thoiijjht for the external appearance,
lhe next generation would not be the mental dwarfs too many of them now promise
to be.
children happy, wnen they nave grown
to manhood, ami womanhood, aud the duties
of lifo have called them away from their
youth, oft-times will their hearts grow
warm iu the billowed memories of childhood's hippy days, at home with father and
mother; and how much it will help them to
make the new home also a littic paradise
for iheir own children !
Strawberry Jam.���The following recipe is
a good one, though extremely simple, and
has been thoroughly tested : Stew the berries with just as little sugar as possible, and
stir continually. When the strawberries
are thoroughly done, but not before, add
the sugar in the proportion of one pound to
each pound of fruit. Of course, the jam will
need to cook onlj a liltle longer, aud this
will preserve as far as can be the exquisite
red of the berries.
Strawberry Preserves.���This recipe is a
most valuable one ; il admirably keeps the
llnvor and tho lovely color of this perfect
fruit. Take fruit as fresh as possible, wash
very carefully, taking pains not to bruise
the berries in the least, or to leave a moment
longor thau necessary in the water. Add
three-quarters of a pound of granulated
sugur to one pound of fruit. Put immediately on the fire, and cook quickly for twenty-
or thirty minutes. Then take out the strawberries and spread on flat dishes in the sun.
Selecting a bright, warm day for making
these preserves, the color wiill be more perfect. Boil that sirup until it is thick and
clear. Pour it over the fruit while hot. Put
in jaw, and serve thom often. The secret of
success with strawberry preserves is not to
cook too long, or to us�� too much sugar, as
theii delicioiiB flavor is moro easily impaired
than that of auy nl her fruit.
Strawberry Shortcake.���Make the pastry
light and flaky ; bake in six shallow plates.
Spread the berries���either stewed with
sugar, or if the berries are large ami ripe,
only set aside with enough sugar to make a
juice betore using them���lietwceti thc pastry in alternate layers, at feast six berries
deep. There must be always a generous
alloqtnce of berries. It should bo eaten
with rich, thick cream poured over it, and
appeals equally to the eye and the palate.
Strawberry salad.���Put the strawberries
in a glas3 dish with alternate layers of
pulled pineapple. The fresh is bettor, but
the canned pineapple may be used, It
should be pulled instead of sliced, because
the slices retain too much of tho tough fibre.
There are no two flavors that combiue more
perfectly than those of the strawberry and
the pineapple. When the pyramid of fruit is
completed, the strawberries, of courso on :
the top, pour over the whole cither wmeor
thc strained juice ol three lemons and two
oranges, sweetened to taste. Keep it on
ice until ready to place on the table.
Strawberry Ice.���Three quarts of strawberry juice, with one quart of water. Make
this mixture very sweet, for overythmg
loses some of its sweetness in the process of
freezing. Theu add the whites of six eggs
(beaten light) and freeze.
Strawberry Ice Cream,���Four quarts of
strawberries with thoir caps on, and four
cupfuls of granulated sugar. Mash the
berries with tho sugar, and let them stand
several hours; then strain the juice. Use
four quarts of cream, and four cupfuls of
white sugar. Add the juice of the strawberries and beat the wholo to a stiff froth.
Strawberry Acid,���This will make a most
refreshing drink for the sick as well as for
the table. To oue quart of good clear
vinegar add a quart*of berries. A little
more or less of tbe fruit makes no difference
Let them stand twenty-four hours, aud
strain, taking care not to squeeze the bag.
Add more berries to the same vinegar, repeating the process three or four times until
the vinegar has fully acquired the color
and flavor of thc fruit. It is better und
has a fresher flavor if it is not cookud or
sweetened until used. Then add sugar,
water an 1 crashed ice to taste.
Suo3333 With Flowers-
"A little of that good old-fashioned
quality, sometimes vulgarly called ' horse
sense,' is about as valuable a thing oa an
amateur can supply himself or herself with
when he or she concludes* to bave a ': iwer
garden," writes a contributor to I
Am >���' 'an Oard ������<���:. ;,***'
"Alany amateurs start out with a great
store of enthusiasm, and not enongh of the
essential named. They say that thi
love' llowers, and that they ' go wild over
them, Now, please do not go wild ; 70
alow if you are new in the business. Rid
yourself quickly of the fallacious belie: that
- . ..- with flowers ia in any sense a matter
of luck. Flowers will grow and bio m 19
readily for you as anyone, if you underu ���
their culture in the right way, Investigate
the methods and the ��� 1 less
tl iwer-growor, an i ace if he or she is not
well up 011 the question of the righ' k ud
of aoil for plants, the proper location of this
hed of pansies ind that bed of petunias,
Ths luolcy flower-grower knows iust when
rtainsec - in I where tosowthem.
He knowa how deep to pnl 1 lem, md tbe
difference between the requirements nf the
rose in I thens turti 1... He 1 notdepend-
ing upon luck, hut upon his praoti al
knowledge of flowers and their needs, The
amateur ihou     tu , liroments
���'. - I   10    iw   1   : e ery plant he
sets out.   Ha should not undertake too
muoh in tlm begi ng, mdhe 110 1
allow his enthusiasm to get the better ol bis
judgment, and lead him into all sorts of
ventures, certain tu result in failures,"
A Famih High*.
Mako home the happiest, place in the
world for your ohildren, You can
by taking a little of yonr time and
planning for their pleasure, make homo so
attraotlvo that, your ohildren will havo no
desire to seek ontortainmont outside, unless
on somo special occasion, and evonthen I
should arrange to aooompany them, and
enter iuto tlicir joys as one of them.
Mothers, and I would include the fathers
too, we do not realize the Importance ol he
coming companions to our ohildron���making jursolvos agreeable. Who in thin life
has a greater claim on our attention than
our children? And what is of groat moment,
it will keep our bouts younger uud hap.
Household Hints-
The best oil for softening leather and
making it pliable is castor oil.
Ripe tomatoes will remove iron rust.
Rub on while the (.ooda aie wet.
Put a sound ripe apple in the tin box
with yonr fruit eake, and thc latter will
keep without becoming crumbly or dry.
To keep your silver bright without con-
jtan!     caning, which  is injurious to the
lated arti es, dissolve a small handful of
boras ..-' pan of hot water with ulittle
soap, put the iii 1 in, and let il stand all
tbe morning, t ifternoon, as the cotie may
bt, t ien pi i" )fl " ' 'i Is, rinse with clear
cold water, and wipe with a soft cloth.
- 1 k r> : ;. sci : in rat-holes will
drive the pests away. Powdered borax
iprinkle I ah ml the water pipes will cause
the wan . Bnd a new camping
gr , s ;. ' 0 il ol ground glass
wash well with water that has been boiled
ind looled, with an ounce of soda added
: 11 eac 1  gall m.
, ���   that a row o'
tiles on  ba ���< ol the '���'..'  len tabh   rll'
. ���;. -     .    y ori    ie> pen'
Bive, an I
In using canned frail ��� igetal ��� pen
I in and lei I ilan I ii the li I it an
I . ir,   This  will give  the canni
mi    to rega
gen, and will pi '   innj    flavor
jomol ��� 1 ��� noti I.
'I be vhite of        / ���       ��� '���    ion
Beats ol .either ohaira will brighten and
improve them .���.
A Noedlebook-
i Cut from fine cardboard two disks a little
larger than a silver dollar, aod coverone
side of eaoh with pink silk.   Crochet with
shaded pink silk two ii illar-sized a 1
. The work should be crocheted loliily, so
\the cardboard will nol show through, by
begi lining at. tiei een ;,re and  working out-
ward, as for a round mat,    When large
enough, oToohet one romd, narrowing snf-
floii ntly to form mi edge to hold the disks
In place.   Slip in the lish 1 1 id oroohet two
or three rounds more.   Cat threo or four
; leaves, from white oashmare or flannel, the
! size of a dollar, and pink the edges or finish
thom wjth buttonhole jtltoh. Set haves
and disks together In the form of * book
and ��� cure at the back by a roBotte of rib
bon, with ends long onough to tic iround
the book,    This trilln Will bo highly prized
' by some little noedlewoman who likes
dainty things in her work-bask t,
Hideous Specimens I'miiid by the Men
Hhu Snuiiili-il Ibe Ocean nt lur 119
The Biirveys of a lane 300 miles wido over
tie floor of the i'aoific Ocean between the
coast of California and the Hawaiian Islands
has bcen one of the most interesting scientiflo
tasks. Up to date nothing has been allowed
to be published respecting the results obtained. The purpose of thc work was to determine the best route for a submarine cable.
Submarine cables suffer much more near
shore than in the depths of tho sea. In the
shallows thoy are exposed to the chemical
action engendered by decaying animal and
vegetable matters. The iodine contained iu
seaweeds destroys iron rapidly. Accordingly, localities which run quickly into deep
water over bottoms of mud or sand are
chosen for landing places at the ends of the
route. By selecting the gully at Salinas
Landing for a starling point tho minimum
length of cable will be exposed to damage
from such sources as well as from tiie
anchors of vessels and from tho weir and
tear of wave and breakers. In shallow
waters great injury is done to cables by the
bivalvo mollnsk called the " teredo" or
"ship-worm," as well as hy a shrimp-like
crustacean named " limooriu." The latter ia
a very small creature, only about one-eighth
of an inch long, and covered with minute
hairs. But its numbers are so great and
thc jaws with which it chews arc so powerful that it will demolish wooden piles at
the rate of an inch of their thickness per
annum. Teak is the only wood that it does
not devour.
In 1859 0 hemp-covered telegraphic cable
on being raised after hardly u year's submersion, was found covered with countless
millions of tho (credo and limnoiia. Tho
hemp had entirely disappeared under the
operations of the mollusj, while the crustacean had pierced the gutta-percha insul-
ating core with ever so many small round
holes. In thc shallow waters closo by
Honolulu thc temperature is about 77 degrees in winter. This warmth might interfere with the insulating properties of the
gutta-percha, and on that account it is recommended that India rubber shall bo used
for tho core at the end of thc lino. Experience has proved that in isolated patches of
the sea bottom some agency very destine-
live to the sheathing wires of cables frequently exists. This is believed to ho due
to outcrops of veins of minerals, and such
localities are avoided whenever it is possible.
Tho actiou of the salt water would be likely
to decompose the mineral substances, forming solutions which would attack the
At present a plan commonly adopted is
to envelop the gutta-percha core with a
bandage of cloth impregnated with stearine.
This is designed to prevent galvanic action
between the copper wires forming the conductor and tho outer armor of iron. Tho
lines of the Eastern Submarine Telegraph
Company and the Eastern Extension Submarine Telegraph Company, both of which
pass through regions badly infested by the
teredo, are protected in this way, and have
resisted the enemy well. Instances are
recorded in which cables'have been bitten
by sharis and cut by swordfishes. In one
case a break was caused by a whale which
got entangled in a loose portion of cable
that hung down between two steep slopes.
It is important that a cable should lie on
the bottom throughout its entire extent.
Incidentally to the soundiugs, observations were made of the bottom temperatures. Below half a mile in depth, the
water of the ocean is intensely cold remaining both winter and summer at a point
only slightly above freezing. The contents
of a trawl hauled up from the floor of the
sea at the equator will be found to include
mud and ooze that is nearly freezing. All
of the life in the vast waste of waters called
the Pacific is either near the surface or at
the bottom Theabyssal fishes cannot live
except under the enormous pressure of
water���amounting to over two tons to the
square inch at three miles down���to which
thoy are subjected. In order that they
may be able to endure this, the tissues ot
their bodies, aiad even tlieir hones are very
loose in texture, Though solid enough
under the conditions to which they are
accustomed, they are soft and pulpy when
dragged up to the open air. Their eyes
protrude, and sometimes they actually burst
BUCK and hideous monsters
Such fierce carnivorous fishes as exist in
the depths of the ocean are unknown at the
rface.   There is the "black swallower,"
mil    UC     IIUI UCH      J"l     Ll.|.uiiii.ig     hl.VI.I. A.V
body can tell what monsters and chimeras
dire may inhabit the abyssal regions of the
Pacific, Itwas only a few years ago that
Capt. George Hope, of H.M.S. Fly, saw an
extraordinary creature in the Gulf of California. The sea being perfectly calm and
of glass-like transparency, he beheld swimming over the bottom a few fathoms down
an enormous animal with the head and
general figure of an alligator, except that
its neck was vastly longer and instead of
legs it hud four flappers like a turtle. It appeared to bo pursuing some prey, and moved in a serpentine fashion. The description
given in all respects fitted the extinct pies-
iosiinrus so exactly that some naturalists
were confident that it must have been a
surviving specimen of that mighty reptile.
The total length of tho lines surveyed by
the Albatross and Thetis between California
and the Hawaiian Islands was 6,785 miles.
In the sounding operations 170,142 feet ot
piano wire was lost. Such accidents are
unavoidable. The sinkor sometimes gets
entangled at the bottom, or the vessel gives
a sudden lurch and snaps tlac wire off short,
In these ways III!) sixty-pound sinkers were
also lost. In shoal water a rope and lead
do well enough for sounding. By tilkintr a
small cavity in the base of the lead with
tallow, a quantity of thc sund or mud on
which the load strikcB beooincB imbedded in
the tallow, showing the character of the
bottom soil. For soundings in the depths,
however, special apparatus must he used,
It is not very complicated, consisting
chiefly of a sinker and sullicient length of
l\'o. 11 music wire. The latter, which
stands a strain of 200 pounds, is wound on
a wheel, Each turn of the wheel registers
a fathom, or six feet, whilo 11 dial keeps
count of tho number of turns paid out.
Thus the depth at every sounding is registered automatically. A scalo shows the
tension on tho wire and iudicates tho instant
that the sinker reaches the bottom. The
sinker is iu part composed of a cylinder
which bus a valvo in its lower end. \\ hen
it skikc3 bottom this valve is forced up
and the interior of the cyclindcr is filled
with soil from the bottom. At the same
moment au automatic thermometer attached
to tho contrivance notes the temperature of
the water,
A Man Hills Ills Family and Tbcn   Suicides.
A Paris telegram says :���Coupo, the
publican whose terrible deeds have thrilled
Paris, died in hospital from the effects of
the injuries inflicted by his own hand. Tho
doctors, however, hope to save his youngest child, Charlotte, notwithstanding the
apparently desperate nature of her wounds.
The drama took place in the Rue do la
Glacier, a long narrow street, near the
Montsouris Park. In thi3 district Coupe
kept his wine shop nnd led a comparatively
prosperous existence until he began to bet
on horses. Instead of attending to bis
business he was continually on tl.c lookout for racing tips and frequenting clandestine betting agencies. He was occasionally heard to say that if his money were
all lost in this manner he would kill himself
and his family. Last Sunday he backed a
horse which did not win, and lost a considerable sum. This seems to havo confirmed him in his sinister resolution, and early
yesterday morning tho concierge of the
house in which Coupe had his shop board
shots in the place, and at once communicated with the police. The local commissary on arriving knockod at the shop door,
and as nobody opened it he called in the
assistance of a locksmith. On entry being
effected, just as another Bhot was heaid,
Coupe was found groaning on thc floor, a
revolver in his hand, and blood ooifing from
a bullet wound in the head. In an adjoining
room Madame Coupe was lying lifeless, her
forehead pierced by a ball. Her children,
George and Albertine, were also dead, but
Charlotte was still breathing. Coupe and
his surviving daughter were conveyed to
the Cochin Hospital. It has been ascertained from letters since brought to light
that Madame Coupe, as well as her husband, courted death as an escape from the
oncoming destitution which \va3 staring tho
family in thc face.
An   Ardiblsliop   of the  Creek I'albollr.
Church Polled Willi Kotten Eggs.
Archbishop Sombratowiez was mobbed by
40 Polish students in Lomburg, Austria,
the other day, ill view of his visit to the
Pope, which the Poles regard as treason to
tho Greek Catholic church, of which he is a
prelate. The archbishop was driving to the
railway station from his house when the |
Whole I umlli Massacred.
Tho latest newspapers from Catanzare
(says a Roman despatch) give full detail of
a terrible tragedy at Niorasto. The crime
has caused the liveliest feelings of horror
throughout the couutry, and in the locality
the most intense indignation prevails
against the woman who is held to bc main*
ly responsible fer the deed of butchery.
The murderer, Antonio lorchift, a carpen*
ter, aged -10 years, had lived all his* wedded
life at Nicrastro. His wife, Giovanni Rs>
bino, was indnstrious and domesticated,
while the husband was sober and hardworking, with the result that their home
was superior to most families in their position. They had five children, the eldest
aged eight, anil tho household was com
plctod hy an orphan child, aged nine,
whom his wife in thc goodness of her mind
had adopted. Entire harmony prevailed
in the household until a few months ago,
when , unhappily (or all concerned k Tor-
chia becamo enamoured of Clementina
Chiumbalo, a woman forty-six years of
age, who lived closo by the Torchias'f
home. From that moment all happiness in
thc little household fled. The man, instead:
of devoting himself us previously to hir
wifo and children, commenced to illtrcaf
whenever hc was at home, and all hia earnings were spent upon thc woman with whom
he was infatuated. The neglected wile, maddened by her husband's brutality, and tho
wrecking of her domestic happiness, sought
out her rival ami violently assaulted her.
The polico were summoned, and Giovanni
was locked up, being finally sentenced to a
short term of imprisonment. She was released from gaol on the 12th May, and on
the road homewards sho was overtaken by
her husband. Hc asked her if she had
repented of her fit of jealousy, and she asked
him whether hc intended to lead a more
decent lifo, Some of thc women neighbours,
hearing the altercation, joined them, and
urged Giovanni nol t) irritate her husband,
as ho had told some of his companions that
ou his wife's return thore would be a massacre iu his house. The wife, however, paid
no heed to tlicir warnings, or, rather, she
seemed utterly indifferent as to what fato
might havo in store for her. They entered
the house together, and the neighbours
without heard the door bolted. They crowded to thc windows, fearful of whut would
happen, yet too frightened to interfere. Nc
sooner was the house barricaded than thi
husband, producing a revolver
who made not the slightest effort to oscape.
.She fell dead at his feet, not a word escaping her. The murderer then entered the
adjoining room where his [children slept.
They were already alarmed by the report
of tho pistol, and seeing their father enter
wild and haggard, with the smoking weapon in his hand, they wept bitterly and
Legged him not to hurt them. The eldest
child, Francesco, sprung from iiis bed, aud
clutching his tathor by the knees, prayed
for pity. The monster was unaffected by
the child's petition, but with horrible coolness fired close to thc boy's head, killing
him instantly, The other little ones fled
in terror, but the bloodthirsty wretch prevented tiie escape of all but one son. His
little daughters, Angola and Maria, aged
six and four respectively, hod taken refuge
under tlie bed, but he dragged them out
and shot thom dead upon the floor. Then
he espied the orphan girl crouchiug iu a
corner. He wounded her, and the girl,
falling down, feigned to be dead, and thus
saved her life. With his sixth shot the
murderer turned his weapon upon the baby
of eighteen months, and scattered it brains
upon the pillow of the cot. The neighbors
had by this time secured hslp, and sought
to break tho door down, but before they
succeeded in doing so thc watchers at the
window saw Torchia emcree from the bedroom, calmly reload his weapon, and fire
into his own mouth. He dicdatoncc. The
dwelling resembled a slaughter-house. The
murderer had fired one shot at each victim,
death being instantaneous, except in the
case of tho orphan girl, who will recover.
When the news of the massacre becamo
known, the entire populatiuu oi Nicrastrv
rose agrinst the woman Clementina Chiunv
balo, and sought to lynch her. The gendarmes, however, succeeded iu protectiup
her from the mob, and she now Ucb under
which devouis Other finny creatures ten students attacked him. They threw rotten |
times as big as itself, literally climbing | eggs at the archbishop, and his coachman j
over its victim, first with one jaw and I slopped the horses and tried to clrnb into
then with the other. Another species is the carriage. Five men reached over the
nearly all mouth, and,   having almost no. the doors und beat the archbishop  with1
power of locomotion, it lives buried in
the soft ooze at the bottom, its head alono
protruding, ready to engulf anv prey that
may wander into its cavernous jaws. There
is a ferocious kind of shark resembling a
hugoeel, All of these abyssal monsters are
black as ink. Some of them aro perfectly
blind, while others have enormouii gojgling
eyes.   No ray of sunlight over pierces the
dark   unf.ilhomed  cares  in  which  they
dwell.   Koch species is gobbled  by the
..,, dni qbxI blggSf, for there is no vegetal
lifo to fee i   1,
The surface of   the grayish   ooze, over
whiohthe ble will run, Is an Interminable
desert where nothing grows, There being
00 mnlighl .support vegetal life, not a
blodi 01 uit 01 any sort of vegetation Is
to b,. dl ��� ered -not even i seawead,
Here tnd there are oreatures called "crln-
oids," whi li counterfeit plants in thoir appearance, with waving stems and what
look like flowers, hut are not such. Also
there ire loa-worms, which live in lubes
and ri ie nhle tho m isl hrilllanl blossoms,
.-'piny sea .1 bins are plentiful, and over
the bottom are crawling shrlmp-likoortista.
ceans nf bright soarlot and vivid orange
hnes, on 1 of them of groal size. There
ar. numoi ms spsoles of mullusks as well.
They md tho orustaooans, when hauled to
ths rface, are so disorganized by the removal nf the preSSIiro to which they have
|������ n 1 astomed SS to look as if they had
bi 111 hollod,
The ocoan Hour across which the cable
will  bo laid Is fairly well populated wiih
living species, most of which are iinknow 11
to 1 a nice at. present. This remark especially applies to the larger fishes, which could
not be lotched up with the trawl.   Some
their canes while others tossed dirt, eggs J
and vegetables over the back.   The archbishop was caught twice hy the crowd and
was dragged from tho carriage, hut each :
timo tore himself  loose.   The  police  at-1
tacked the students, but were driven hack. 1
Reinforcements were summoned, and alter |
aliot skirmish lllof the students were ar-;
rested,   The others lied.   Bishop Kulkjow-!
ski, of Stttllllau, who came upon the mob
In the worst of the fight and had attempt- j
od to defend the archbishop   was severely j
out on tho faco and neck.   The archbishop's:
face was bleeding and lie was covered  with J
ni 111.   Both he and the bishop were accompanied homo by the polico.
Work oa the NowOuumvtar.
Work Is proceeding ulinosh, continuously
on the new Cunarder Luoania In the Clyde,
but it is evident earlie** estimates were too
sangulno, and the Fairfield company's officers now state that she will not bo ready
for sea for another month. The old Union
liner Wisconsin bus been privately sold for
broaklng-up purposes. She was offered at
auction last week, hut the reserve price
was not reached, the highest bid having
been C1,01*0. Southampton has obtained parliamentary powers to const met a new dock
with noitrly two thousand yards of quay
aooommodation, and recently, by way
nf keeping up ils now reputation for enterprise, a new electric crane, the first ever
erected in this country, waB set to work.
It is an overhead crane, which lifts and
slews simultaneously, lifting three tons at
the rateoi 100 feet por minute, mil representing fifty-horse power when at full work.
A Bible has sold for $21,760,
Thero's Profit Iu Advertising-
Alien C. Mason, one of the big millionaire's of Tacoina is under forty. Mason's
wealth illustrates the value of newspaper advertising. Just ton years ago he was teaching
school in Jacksonville, he borrowed $3,000
for three years to come to Puget Sound, settled in Tacoina and went iuto tho real estate
and loan business. During five years his
transactions amounted to more than $3,000,-
DUO. Hc is now building a house in Tacoma
which will cost $125,000, hus given the city
a public library of 20,000 volumes, and owus
all sorts of valuable property, Heconsid-
ers the newspapers one of the secrets of success. He put all his money at first into
newspaper advertising. He started in by
advertising his real estate in religious papers,
spending at first 3100 a mon th and increasing
till ho was spending $500 a month this way.
Then he tried the big Mostern d.ilies, and
one .Sunday he spmt $10,003, all that he
had at the time, in putting two-page ads.
in the big Sunday newspapers of New York,
Boston and Philadelphia, The result was
that the letters came in by the bushel, and
half of them contained money, and Mr.
Mason says he is still gotting business from
the advertising of that time,
Why He Tackled the Job Early.
Housemaid (at 5 p. m.): "So that'*
what you'ro doing, is it, Mastor Johnny?
Into the jam at live o'clock in the morning,"
Little Johuny (pleadingly): "Don't
give 1110 away, will you, Sally! I came
early to avoid the rush."
Double-Barrelled Wealth.
Bilkins : " Old Jones killed himself by
working so hard to got wealth,"
Wilkius : " Yes ; and now his lazy,
shiftless sou is killing himself by spending
the old man's money."
A new medicine bottle indicates the hours
at which the drug is to be taken.
No British Sovereign has vetoed a Parliamentary Bill during the past 185 years.
Her own birth and breeding were ir-
repi'oachable, and she could bogrunde dame
lol he tips of her toes when sho pleased,
-ui when the part did not suit, she varied
ii ie,'urding to horown fanoy. Sho was not I
u yu.iug woman now���that is to Bay, she I
w.it nn lhe wrong Bide  of thirty ; but she
was handsomi! and dashing-looking, and had ,
a host of admirers, and did pretty muoh as;
fine iked with her husband, who was a |
dark, Jewish-looking man, rarely seen in
her drawing-rooms, but known to have carried nnny speculations to a successful issue,
and to have so much money that even her
wildest extravagances oould  be indulged
Without tear of consequences.
Ijtidy Jean was on the very highest pinn-
ncle of social success at present, and novelty
amused her, though the fact of lining constantly en grunde tonne was rather a bore,
and there was a dash of Bohemianism in
ber character,due to her Irish blood, whi
would have vent occasionally. The
element, however, was kept carefully out
of sight of the very great and exclusive
personages who received hor US one nf thorn-
selveB. She slipped into her I wo characters
as occasion demanded, and played them so
skilfully tlmt her respective million es applauded each with rapt ure, and took ouch
as the real thing.
Those outside that magic pale of "exolus-
iveness" sighed enviously as they saw licr
leave their ranks from time to time, and
soar upwards to that purer and rarer
stratum of the sjeial atmosphere which
their lungs were deemed unfit to breathe.
" We are quite as. good as she," they
would murmur discontentedly.
And so they doubtless wero, only they
had not learnt her secret���the secret of
keeping on good terms with Society, and
yet indulging in a hundred little, frolicsome
escapades by way of variety, without offending the strait-laoed prejudices und high-
toned morality of the one sot, or debarring
herself from the questionable amusements of
the other.
To-night Lady Jean is very gracious, very
affable, very dignified) her rooms are thronged with great personages. A list of nothing
hut titles will fill the pages of the Court
Journal that describes her "reception" tomorrow, and she feels that she is a person
if muoh consequence. Lady Vavasour
looks at her with moro curiosity than she
has yet evinced. Her husband's words have
aroused her interest.
Lady Jean is attired in some wonderful
combination of deep ruby and old gold that
suits her dark beauty to perfection. Lauraine gazes at her with a sort of wonder It
has never struck her before that the woman
is so marvellously handsome.
They pass on with the rest of the crowd
after a few words.
In one of the rooms a great singer is singing. Lauraine stands and listens. Someone comes up to her and offers his bund.
She just glances up and smiles as she takes
it. Neither of them speaks. Only two
eager blue eyes take in every detail of her
dress and appearance, and give so glad a
welcome in their glance that perhaps it is
as well she does not see it.
The song is ovor. The crowd move about.
Keith Athelstone bends close to Lauraine.
" Let  me find you  a seat," he  says.
" These rooms are stilling."
Lauraine nods and takes his arm. Her
husband has gono back to the staircase and
���Lady Jean.
" I hardly know anyone horo," she says
at last. " It is the first time I have come
to the house."
"Is it?" answers Keith, rather indifferently, " There are heaps ot big swells here,
I believe. Pity Mrs. Bradshaw Woollffe
can't be among them. How delighted she
would be I"
" How long do you stay with her?" asked Lauraine.
" I scarcely know.   I am looking out for
a set of rooms; but I haven't found anything I like yet."
"Aie you so hard to please?"
" I don't think so.   But I must have lots
of room and something green to look at.   I
wonder if I dare a3k your assistance in the
furnishing liue.   I'm afraid 1 shall make an j
awful muddle of it.
Lauraine laughs. "Are you going in for
theiesthetic stylo���peacock-blue, and sage-
green and yellow? Oh, yes���I shall be delighted to help you. We'll drive to Morris's
and select things together."
Together! His heart gives a quick throb
as he hears that word. He wonders
whether she has forgotten. He feels a
little impatient of this calm friendliness
with which she always treats him. Sho
ignores the past so utterly that at times he
feels impelled to say or do something desperate, if only to waken her from that calm
nnd know that she can feel still.
The attraction she had had for him is
potent as ever. All his rage and indignation had not killed it���the barrier In his
path seemed but to rouse it to fresh life
when they met again.
No woman In the world was lo him what
Lauraine wus. No woman ever would be,
he felt assured. Had ho been wise he would
have shunned her presence so long as he
knew it could exercise its old potent witchery for hi in,
But who IB wise that loves?
"She is quite safe," he would loll himself
one else. Yet there is that about her which
keeps all dangerous allusions in check,
which sometimes awes the wild, hot, young
heart beating so restlessly by her side. He
tries a hundred times to speak, and yet���
he dares not.
" She would never forgive,'' lis thinks to
himself. " It would seem almost an insult now."
Fur he knows that there il one tie which
sanctifies her heart, and sets her far above
the touch and fear of a selfish pissiou. It
is her love for her child.
" Your wife and her old playfellow seem
devoted lo each other,'' remarks Lady
Jean, at she leans on Sir Francis Vavasour's
arm, and makes the lour of her splendid
He looks carelessly at, the couple in ques
tion, They are silting in an alcove, the
soft hues of tlie hangings and the rich lints
of llowers flaming them in with a glow of
colour. Keith Is bending over Lauraine;
".''.' ihe holds her bouquet In his hand, and toys
restlessly with the fragrant blossoms. Her
face is softly Hushed, lhe long dark lashes
iweep her cheek, a liltle smile, half tender,
mlfsad, plays about her lips.
"Whal a handsome couple they wonl 1
have made," continues Lady Jean  blandly.
Just seem suited for each other. Vou
ought to feel flittered, ww/i ami, that you
carried the day."
" Pshaw! they are like brother and sister," mutters Sir Francis Impatiently,
" Are they ? How very charming! Only
brothers and sisters as a rule don't seem
quite so devoted to each other. But, of
course, the relalionship and lhc'seeming'
it are two different tilings. Do you know,
1 think your wife is very beautiful."
" You are very good lo say so."
Lady.lean laughs.
" My flattery is quite sincere. I really
admire her very muoh. She is a liltle too
grave and serious, perhaps, but that is a
fault on the right side. There is loo much
fastness and vulgarity in society nowadays.
A quiet woman is quite refreshing,"
" Lauraine never used to be grave and
serious,'1 Sir Francis remarks somewhat
moodily, "She was one of the merriest
and most amusing girls lever met."
" Ah I" observes his companion senten-
I iously. " That wa3 before she married ynu.
Somehow marriage docs alter some women
" Lauraine is very much changed,"
laments Mrs. Douglas to a select coterie of
friends, on one of those chilly spring afternoons when they have dropped ill to sip
souchong and talk scandal in her pretty
It is her "day."
There arc heaps of womon scattered about
���there are a few men. The lights are subdued There isa pleasant fragrance of tea,
and the scents of llowers fill the air, and
the babble of many voices sounds cheerfully
amidst it all.
' Changed !" savs one of the friends to
whom she has addressed that remark ; " in
what way ?"
" So quiet and cold, and���odd," M
Douglas answers; says she hates society,
detests going out, takes up artists and singers, and all sorts of queer people. I really
expect to see her going about soou in a-
terra-coltu gown, and wearing no corsets,
and looking as great a fool as Lady Etwynde. So absurd, you kuow, for a young
woman, and a pretty woman. Of course,
Lady E'.wynde is a duke's daughter, and
can do what she likes; besides, she's so
lovely nothing could make her a fright,
though she only turns it to account by
being the most eccentric woman in London.
I don't blame her. If you can't be remarkable in one way, it's just as well to be
it in another. But the people one meets
there���it really is too awful. Just the sort
of creatures that punch takes off. And
Lauraine is always there ; so tiresome, because Lady Etwynde's day is the same as
mine, and so she can never come here."
"I thought it was odd never meeting her
at your house remarks one of the coterie.
"Yes, that's how it is you neverseeher,"
resumes Mrs, Douglas.BOinewhat hurriedly,
" She and Lady Etwyude are inseparable,
though I'm sure I can't imagine why."
" 1 met her���your daughter, I mean���at
the Salomons' the other night," remarks a
tall fair woman, leaning languidly back in
her chair.
" Yes, I know she wa3 there," says Mrs.
Douglas, colouring slightly. " Charming
woman, Lady Jean '."
"Very," answers her friend dryly, "I
���I suppose Lady Vavasour never heard
anything about���that."
"Oh, there was nothing���nothing; he
assured me so himself. I would not have
trusted my child's happiness to his care hud
he not done so. Thc world is so censorious, dear Mrs. Chetwyinle."
Mrs. Chetwyinle laughs.
"True ; but all the same there is no smoke
without fire, you know���and Lady Jean
wus awfully wild about his marriage."
Mrs. Douglas looks unoomfortablo. " I
don't know anything about her. But I am
quito BUM she is nil right. She is received
unic oj-gs, -ion iietais Liie jiassioniiLe reproaches of Keith Athelstone's lips as he
tells her ol his ruined life. Good heavens !
what does he mean! Why does hc stay hy
Lauraine's side now? She feels nervous and
unsettled, und almost resolves she will
speak to Lauraine, and give her that word
of caution which her friend has suggested.
The world is so wicked, and after all	
Her thoughts are interrupted by fresh
Into the exclusive circle in which Mrs.
Douglas' soul delights, stride the massive
proportions and gorgeous sweeping draperies of Mrs. Bradshaw 11. Woollffe. Following her is a dainty little figure���a sort
of modern Dresden shepherdess in point of
colouring and aitire. She is introduced by
Mrs. Woollffe as "My niece from New
York, Miss Anastasla -lane JeH'orson."
Every one looks at her. Everyone wonders whether ill's prettiuess, or piquancy,
or chic, that makes the radiant face bo bewitching���the tiny figure so attractive, and
one among the coterie, the Bolgriiviun matron, with demoiselles a niarier, looks virtuously indignant and annoyed at. the intrusion.
" She is sure to be fust and talk with that
awful twang, that's one comfort," sho
thinks, as with the coldest nnd stiffest of
hows she greets the new-comer.
But Miss Jofforson is not fast or vulgar,
and though her accent and expression are
decidedly American, they have a piquant
churni of their own that the younger members of that conclave listen to enviously,
and the men seem to find irresistibly attractive,
Mrs. Bradshaw B. Woollffe and her
niece fairly break un the select groups und
tete-a-tetes, and make themselves the centre of al traction and attention. Tho loud
voice and hearty laughter of the elder lady
pea 1 through tho room, to the utter annihilation of softer voices and confidential
"Wc have just come from Lady Etwynde's
reception," sho says, laughing immoderately, " I reckon you people are having
some fun out of your new craze. Guess
she's gone pretty nigh out of her mind, at
all events."
"What was it like? Do tell us," chime j
in one or two voices���voices of outsiders to
whom tho Luly���or, as she loved to call
herself, the "Ladye"���-Etwynde Fitz-Her
uu ji i -:��� i;11(i, i��� iii��� iii11.i uer.
"And one hears such wonderful stories
about this Lady Etwynde," murmurs a voice
in the background. " Really, it seems quite
" She is real pretty," remarks Miss Anas-
tasia Jefferson.
"Pretty? But then she drosses so oddly,
and her hair "
"A club behind and a nimbus in front,"
laughs the pretty American. "Trying, but
still seems to suit her. Ileal cunning she
looked when she lay back in her chair with
her eyes turned up���so."
Shi imitates her so exactly that there is a
well-bred ripple of laughter among the
circle, but behind Miss Jefferson's back
they will all denounce the vulgarity and bad
taste of ridiculing anyone lo whose hciisc
she had just been. Of course, they themselves never do such things!
Mrs. Douglas draws a littic nearer to
Mrs. Bradshaw B. Woollfle, She wants to
question her concerning Keith Athelstone.
" You might have brought your young
friend here," she suys affably,
" Guess he didn't wanl toeomo,''answers
Mrs. Woollffe, bluntly. "At least ho said
Mrs. Douglas colours faintly. " He basso
many engagements ; money of course makes
a young man immensely popular," she says,
with a cold smile.
" 'Tain'tmoney that's got anything to do
with Keith Athelstone's popularity," answers Mrs. Woollffe, sharply. " He's jusl
oneof the nicest young fellows I've ever
known, and people don't take long to find
that out, His manners are perfect. Hc can
dress like a a gentleman without looking a
fop. He's plenty to sry and says it well,
and he's most uncommonly good-looking.
If that ain't enough to make a young man
run after, what is ?"
" Still," says Mrs Douglas, sweetly, " if
he had no money, Society would turn its
back on him to-morrow."
"Society?" echoes Mrs Bradshaw 11.
Woollffe. "I guess you mean the mothers
in society. I've my own opinion about the
" Docs he���does he seem to care about
any woman in particular?"asks Mrs. Douglas. " I suppose he means to marry and
settle down now."
" Guess he don't," says Mrs. Woollffe,
shrugging her shoulders, " Likes to be free,
.ert is a sort of unknown wonder.    Her ;30 h,e "V" l"1,) q.uite right too."
. ii- l 'til i    I ���   I him   t linni   ic nn min nn rti
sayings and doings aro chronicled by society journals but her circle of intimates
and associates is very limited. They been
to wonder how Mrs. Bradshaw B. Wooll! e
gained admittance, That lady now inforn u
" Woll," she commences, looking roil d
at the attentive faces, "I was calling ������ t
Lauraine's���beg pardon, I supposn I shoi Id
say Lady Vavasour's���and she took ll e
with her and Keith.  Keith is a great chum
of tho 'Ladye Etwynde's. Wc got to h,r , ^.-pj nmanrQP? IIP
house-a real lovely place with a big garden, | VAJJ* �����"<*"">*" "*
out Kensington wt.y ; ali red brick, ro
windows to speak of bul lots of frames, and
a hall���my ! the queerest place���all done
with matting, and so dark, and every where
double doors and plush curtains,
" Then there is no one���no girl���he pays
attention to," persists Mrs. Douglas, determinedly,
Mrs. Bradshaw B. Woollffe looks at her
with aroused curiosity, and a faint smile
comes to her lips. " Oh yes, there is someone he pays great attention to," she says,
slowly and distinctly, " but no girl as you
say���she is a married woman."
The Itest Friend at a Fugitive from Justice is a  "Common" Face.
When  flying  from  justice  a  criminal
of a sad | rarely escapes through a disguise. In many
sage-green,' to uso Keith's expression. | cases the buying of the things selected by
Such a silent place, not a sound anywhere, j him as boing most helpful to conceal his
Well, we went into a room, also very dim i identity, affords a clew which insures his
and a great deal of green and yellow about
it, and huge pots of auiiflowers in tbe windows, and the very queerest chairs, and on
every chair sat a woman, and behind every
chair stood a man. They were all quite
still, and had their eyes fixed on the sun-
owcrs and their bodies twisted into the
queerest attitudes. I stared some, I can
t 11 you. Lauraine went up to a tall,
beautiful woman dressed in a clinging gown
of tcrra-cotta  stuff���such a gown ! My I
capture. In most cases shaving off the
board or moustache is relied upon to hide
a likeness, but the police always rccognizo
such a proceeding as probable, and an expert thief-taker is well able to identify his
man minus such adornments. In some
cases, indeed, the wanted person's likeness
is put in the detective's hands with the
mustache and whiskers removed, shoving
what the man will be like without them.
i An absconding bank cashier a short time
spoke to me. ' You are not one of us, but
you are welcome,' sho said. Her voice was
very sad and very sweet.
" 'This is one of our contemplative afternoons,' she said, when I had bowed���speck,
I really couldn't. ' We do nothing but sit
still, and yearn."
" What?" ejaculated the listeners.
"Guess you're through," laughs Mrs.
Woollffe.   "Well, so was I."
" 'Yes,' she went on. ' We yearn for all
that is most soul-uplifting. We each sot a
distinct object before our mind's eye, and
absorb ourselves in its contemplation,
These moments arc truly precious for those
wbo can be brought to appreciate their in-
Of course," smiles her friend.   "An
listlessly. "And for myself-if it hurts tho OT-V ��PenneM of thclr 'nciidship '��
mo, it is my own fault. I must see her some- guarantee sufficient for its perfect harmless,
times." ness; jusl like Lauraine s wuh Keith Ath-
lie had grown to look upon Lauraine as slstone.
martyred to her mother's selfishness, He "Keit1, Atliel,t0"�� ! exolalms
knew sho had never cared for her husband. Douglas, turning very white. " Vi
He saw that even in this shortspice of lime vou mMI'"
thev were drifting slowly-siirely apart ' " Tile.v Mt al��-vs toSethol'i 9**ys Mrs,
"And I wonl I huve mado her so happy '" Chetwynde, maliciously. "So they were
he thought to himself in those hours of soli- i'" 1{om"- for ,lle maUcr of ������"-*��� *-"1' ��f
tilde when the maddening recollection 0f!course, they are very old friends-brought
that one face was always before him.
Worth never had anything to do with that ago attempted to leave the country dressed
frock, I guess.   She came forward and | as   a woman.     His disguise   was  seen
through by a keen-eyed detective who was
watching outward-bound vessels, and although he did not recognize the man he detained him on suspicion, and communicating with the head authorities the prisoner
was soon identified. In that case the
disguise itself actually led to the detection
of the criminal. In two other recent cases
men wearing false beards and mustaches
were secured by the policemen anxious to
discover their reasous for assuming them.
These afterward proved to be so unsatisfactory that one of them received eight and
the other eleven years' penal servitude.
The thing which most stands a criminal iu
good   stead in making his escape is his
tensity. We are most of us earnest students I having a  "common face," oue  with  no
of our faith���disciples of culture���worship-J marked peculiarity,   and   iron   nerve to
pers of the- beautiful���the far-reaching���! enable him to carry himself like an inno-
the subtle���the sublime I' cent person
"'And don't you over speak?'I  asked
her; for of all the vacant-eyed, sleepy idiots
in creation I never came across such a set
as were 'yearning' lliero.
" ' Speak���oh yes- in season and at proper times,' she says.   'Butthought is often
morc beautiful than words, and language is
deficient in much that might clothe and
dignify our ideas.'
" Keith chimed in here.   ' Yes,' ho said ;
' they are apt to sound ridiculous when it
comes  to clothing them in common-place
t i ii
The listeners exchange glances.
" And this was really how they went on
���how idiotic I" murmurs Mrs. Douglas.
" I know Lady Etwynde was always very
eccentric, but I think she isqultegoing out
of her mind now. I hope she won't imbue
Lauraine with nny of her absurd iduus.
How was she dresse 1���Lauraine, 1 mean'*"
" Oh I quite rastliotio I" exolalms Mrs.
Woillffc.  "Indian silk, creamy coloured,
at do
Ie almost hated her at such times; hated
her because he could not fo
rget her, and all
up as children, and all that';"
" Of course,1' says Mrs. Douglas, loftily
Why they were line brother and sister,
his riches seemed nothing "in comparisonil Sl,re'y no on8 '* >�� uncharitable, as���
with just���her lovo. j    " My dear we aro all uncharitable, more
She was quite unsuspicious as yet. She ot 'eMl Al"' Lauraine is very pretty, and
thought he must have got over his boyish in-18,r Fr'Wl'u not 'luitc B0 <jevotod *~\ he ��"ght
fatuation long since, and that thoir friend- P*-' considering ltwasalove-match-soyon
sill]] was as real to him us to her. Tie was M,d' l ,llinK���I ���houldgivfl Lauraine a hint,
careful enough not to undeceive hei',  (or Iff Were you,
he dreaded above all lhe sentence nfhanisl
meat she would Inevitably pronounce. She
hud grown bo much colder and prouder
since her marriage, he thought.
The scat Is found, and shtohy aide they
Bit, talking of a hundred different things
Lauraine is quite ovpableof managing
her own affairs,'* said Mrs. Douglas pettishly. In her own mind she thinks she knows
how such a him would be received. " Keith
I is only a boy. Lauraine looks upon him
just us a brother���always did,   She is ac-
tlmt f- r thun have a common interest,   'fo ''"���"'���"'ed to order him about, and have him
Lauraine it is the most natural thing in th- Ki;'1''"' ����*   Vmy ll,,,lt  ���""'"'" to 3uch 'U'
world that Keith should he beside her, and IMtar�� ��"����ip-"
-he can always talk lo him as sho can lo no     But all the lime au uiicoinfortaldh mem-
big pull's, and very clinging about the skirt
and nu 'intense' hat. I know it was intense
because Koith said 80.'
" What made Mr. Atholstono go to such
a nonsensical affair?" demands Mrs, Douglas, frowning.
"Didn't ask him- 'Sposn he likes to
'yearn' a hit also, Perhaps it's refreshing
to fix one's mind on an object and meditate
upon it. Cau't say myself. Don't think 1
ever tried it."
" And didn't they ito anything?" inquires
Mrs. Chetwynde.
" They talked an almighty queer jargon,
if that was doing anything. A lot about
'disciples' and 'searching after thc unknown,' and the ' iilistrusoncss of tho bountiful,' which was the religion of culture,
LauruiuoBaw some snow-drops ami violets
and admired thom, and then smnoonc hurst
out about tho fierce beauty of the sunflower
and tho grand I cachings of the tiger-lily. I
confess I felt beat then, and said bo, hut
Lady Etwynde only smiled that sad, pale
smile of hers, ami murmured: ' Ah, Nature has much to teach you. Her great
marvels arc yot a blank. To cmiproliend
her is a power given
Snake-Eating ia Paris-
Italians, as it is well known are partial to
harmless snakes, and have no objection lo
eat them cooked. A fritlura composed of
the common wood-serpent's Ilesh is even regarded us a dainty by the lower orders in
! Rome, Florence, and Naples, and is often
served up to them in their dingy restaurants. Parisians of the inferior classes are
also great eaters of fried snakes, but unwittingly so, for the reptiles aro palmed off on
them as eels. Thus the apparently uppetis-
iug dishes known as matclctto d'nngiiille and
anguille a la tannic ure often in low eating
houses nothing but harmless snakes, caught
in the wilder part of the Vincenncs Wood,
and brought up to a special market near
the Placode la Kopubliqiie. It is probable,
however, that even if tlie members of the
poorer classes here who occasionally indulge
in friod or stowed eels, were apprised of
the fraud practisod at ihuir expense they
would evince no loathing, nor even lack of
appetite, seeing that thoy are ready to devour not only horse flesh, but meat of mule,
donkey, and dog any day in the week.
Queer lmpraotioality-
Neandei, professor of theology in Berlin,
was ono day overtaken bya thunderstorm.
Ho jumped into a cub, but could not give
eithor the number of his houso or the name
of the strcot. The driver thought the man
was mud, and was about to toll him to get
out, when the Professor, espying a student,
called out to him and said: " Just tell the
man where I livo." Nounder's sister, who
kept house for him, took fresh apartments
for him near the university, as she thought
the distauco too groat for her brother. A
few days after their removal ho complained
of the long and tiring walk, und il then
turnod out that he bud always gone first to
the old lodging and so round to the university.
The estimated area of tho Shah of Per-
only to the" chosen' sia's dominions is 600,000 square miles.
The lato Duke of Sutherland m de 4
signed nintey-two wills.
Ten thousand lead toy soldiers are turn*
ed out in Nuremberg every day,
One-eighth of New York city is owned by
II" individuals and estares.
The Island ot Ceylon is the most remark"
able gem deposit in lhe world.
Many of tiie Hindoo sapphires and other
gems are carved into amulets and idols.
The Sultan of Turkey has an emerald of
300 owats set in the handle oi a dagger.
Expedition Island, off the cost of Austria.
lia, has mysteriously disappeared from
John Roberts, the champion billiard-
player, during a big break, frequently
scores at the rate of 100 points per four
The spy fever is just now raging it Warsaw and the neighbourhood, The police
are more than usually vigilant, and arrests
are being made almost daily.
A onrious snake in South Africa lives
wholly upon birds' egjs. It has no teeth
or signs of teeth in the mouth, its whole
dental array being located 111 the stomach.
The leaves of the life-tree, which is found
only in Jamaica, grow after they have been
severed from tho plant.
Wax came into tse for candles in '.ho
12th century, and wax candles were esteemed a luxury in 13)0, being but little used.
A traveller who has been as far south as
Patagonia, and us far north as Iceland, says
that mosquitoes are to be met with everywhere.
Equal parts of tartar emetic and sugar,
mixed with water to make a thin syrup, if
spread where ants abound, will drive them
Fire insurance companies contribute yearly to the support of the Metropolian Fire
Brigade on a basis of ��.'),*> for every �� 1,000,���
000 insured.
The average length of life is greater in
Norway than in any other country on the
globe. This is attributed to the fact thatthe
temperature is cool and uniform throughout
the year.
Chinese womon are beginning to rebel
seriously against the fashion of compressing
their feet, which las for so long limited
their energies. It appears that a missionary
has bcen preaching to them on the subject.
A new scheme is hi iug tried in Australia,
with good results, for the extermination of
rabbits. Cartridges generating poisonous
gas are put in the burrows, the hides are
closed, and the rabbits killed hy the poison
in the smoke,
Sir John D. Astley, who is so highly admired hy all lovers of sport, was in his
earli r days a splendid sprint ruuner, and
his love of pedestrianism is as strong now
as when he ran races on thc track. He is
writingabook of his reminiscences.
A camellia tree 60 feet high, and now in
full bloom, with 10,000 blossoms, can be
seen in Plenitz, near Dresden. It was
brought from Japan iu 1340.
Bismarck is what in Germany.tbey call a
" chain smoker"���that is, he smokes from
morning till night without a break, lighting one cigar with the end of the other.
In order to discover an enemy s movement
at night an Italian artillery officer has invented a mechanical candle, whioh, when
sent from a cannon, will shed a light equal
to 100,000 candles.
The soil of Hayti is so fertile that three
crops of com are often raised in a year.
The natives, however, are too indolent to
avail themselves of these advantages, and
they only work for enough to enable them
te live.
The women of Hungary are erect, vigorous, with tine figures, small feet, pretty
hands, rich complexions, and are said
to be am ng the most beautiful women iu
the world. They are fond of athletic sports,
and are especially graceful walker'.
At Monte Carlo the bank must always
win in the long run, and ii is just the same
in Cupel Court, where the slock-ioi'Uri
may be said to constitute the ba-.k.
There is no more regular attendant a: 'he
sitting of the House of Lords than tne Archbishop of Canterbury, who makes it a rule
to be in his place punctually at four o'clock.
His Grace considers it a duty, as head of
the Church, to he always prepared to answer questions which may be put lo him as
The Japanese show their appreciation of
an actor's playing in a more substantial
manner than by freely applauding. They
throw various portions of their dress on
the stage, ami at the end of the performance the favoured person claims th�� money
that the donors repurchase them with, the
prices for the various articles being at fixed
In the strange little country of Holland
the three principal cities are Amsterdam,
Rotterdam, and the Hague. These cities
an u pec lliar medley of canals and streets,
trees and masts, bridges and boats. Amid
their apparent disorder there is more or
less symmetry. Amsterdam is i semi-circle,
Rotterdam an equilateral triangle, and the
Hague a square. The difference between
the three cities socially has been aptly put)
" At Rotterdam, fortunes are made ; at
Amsterdam, they arc consolidated -, at the
Hague, they are spent."
The number ofpersoill who find their way
into gaol is rapidly diminishing. In Britain
tlie figures for 1892 were 12,688, a decrease
of ll.'l on the previous year, The diminution would appear even greater were it not
that now military prisoners are kept in the
civic gaols instead of special prisons, as was
formerly the case. Since InO, when the
number was 19,818, the returns have shown
a steady decline, notwithstanding that the
population has enormously increased. Two
prisons have had at one time of the year
only seven prisoners within their W ill
King George of Greece enjoyed extremely
thc visit of his sister, the Princess of Wales,
to whom he is much attached. He is a very
busy man, but contrived to spend a considerable portion of his day with her. Ho
manages to extend his working halt of the
twenty-four hours by rising very early
winter and summer, but in the former
season he repairs at onco to his study, and
tries bow many documents he can put away,
signed and sealed before breakfast; while
in summer lie wanders beyond the gales ol
thc palace, and will frequently cover half a
score of miles before his morning chat with
tjtieen Olga and Ins children. Lardean City.
The townsite of Lardeau, situated
at the bead of the Upper Arrow Lako
nnil, is now on tbe market. Tbe remarkable discoveries of ore iu the
Lardenu country have male it possible to build a town at Ibis point,
from which entrance to the mines
will he made. The mines on Fish
Crook, at tbo month of which the
now town is located, are also tributary to ihis point. The building cf
a line from Ilovelstoke to this arm of
Arrow Lake by 0. P. li. Co., wbioh
has obtained a charter and money
subsidy from tho Dominion Government, will give all year rouud communication, and ensure tho shipping
of ore aud supplies from this point.
Towns grow as if by magic io a mining oountry, mid tho remarkable
growth of Kuslo is pointed to as in
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New Denveri B.C.
Abstracts and Conveyances.
Send early instructions for the
Auction Sale.
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Ft. DaaRsoRN NaT.BaNK, CHicaao.        he.
Montana NartONaL BaNK, HaLvria. Mont.
Fiii.t NaTiONaL BaNK. Giiebt Faua, Mont.
First Nation.i. BaNK, SpoKaNaF'La.WaaH.
NaT. BaNK or CoMMBROa, St. Louie.      Mo.
Liberal Advances Mado on Shipments Against
Original Bill of Uding.
Shipments Solicited.   Write for Circulars.
Shippers from this Stato Correspond wlili and Con-
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Tallow, Grease, Deerskins,
Ginseng 4 Seneca Root.
A COUNTY COURT will beheld
ht Revektol-e on Monday, the 17th
day ot July, 1893.
llevelstolte, June 19th, 1893.
T. l. haig,
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent.
Notice is hereby given, that the
fill lowing additional Mining Recording Division in the West Kootenay
Electoral District has been established, namely :���
8. Lardean ��� Daniel A. Lamey,
Recorder���to comprise all the land
on the Lardo River, commencing at a
point eight miles from where the said
river leaves Tront Lake, and on all
streams flowing into snch portion of
the Lardo River, and on all the
streams aud rivers flowing into Trout
Luke, and into the Colnmbia River,
Upper Arrow Lake, between Alcololei
lliver and Half-way Creek, excepting
the lands on FiBh Creek lying north
of Rattle Creek, and on the streams
flowing into the said Fish Creek above
Buttle Creek.
Notice is also given that the limits
of the Revelstoke and Illecillewaet
Miuiug Recording Divisions, an defined ou the 9th day of December,
1891, nud the 4th day of August,
1892, respectively, are altered by excluding those portions of tlie divisions
uow contained withiu the aforesaid
Lardean Division.
Deputy Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's OUice, 30th
Muy, 1893.
Do the flies bother yon?
Of course they do.
You cau get " Tanglefoot" Fly
i'uper ut the Pharmacy guarauteed to
put un end to the Ily uuisauce.
We havo just opened a new stock of
aVliich must be sold rapidly and at
reasonable rates.
Eevelstoke Pharmacy
i i
Is situated at the head of the North-East Arm of Upper
Arrow Lake. It is thc easiest point from whicli to enter tlio
remarkably rich mines of the Lardeau and Fish Creek Districts. It will have the advantage of both rail and steamboat lines. The C.P.R. will begin the building of a line from
Revelstoko to tlieN.E. Arm of Arrow Luke as soon as the
weather will permit. LARDEAU is at the head of navigation on this Arm, and will be the terminus of steamers and
that of the Lardeau & Kootenay Railway. There is no
question that the Uich Mining Districts which are tributary
to LARDEAU will attract thousands of Prospectors and
Capitalists during the present season, and that a large town
will grow up at that point. The history of Kaslo will be
repeated at LARDEAU this year,and investors in Kootenny
property should study the situation. Kaslo, in many instances, has already repaid from 500 to 1,000 per cent, to
The wisdom of an investment in LARDEAU is
without question.
For further particulars, prices and terms, apply to any of the undersigned.
ROBERT IRVING, Trustee, Broad Street, Victoria.
HENRY CROFT, Colonist Building, Government Street, Victoria.
DOUGLAS & CO., 139 Cordova Street, Vancouver.
GREEN, RICHARDSON & CO., 57 Jameson Building, Spokane.
DAVID P. DOUGLAS, Resident Agent, Lardeau.
Beantifnlly situated on the Lake
shore at the entrance to tbe best and
shortest road to the Slooan milieu and
Now Denver. The best fishing and
hunting in the district, ���villi grand
boating and sketching facilities for
lonriatfl and artists.
The Bar ia supplied with nip,
Best brands of wines.liquors
and cigars.
The twoornmodationfl of the Hotel are
of the Ix'flt.
Kootenav Lake
Largo Stocks on hand.
irationn are boing made for too
��� oul  lliiililirii' I'oom of Ui'JIi.
Atlantic Express, arrives  1.20 daily.
Pacific        " "     21.30   "
Cheapest, nn*t reliable and safe
route Ui Montreal, Toronto, St. l'anl,
Chicago, New York and Boston.
Rates i'i to :*1 f) lower than any other
otln-r routo,
-j ially fitted Colonist Cars, in
charge of a Porter, 'or tbe aooommo
dation of Passengers holding second
olai tickets P issengera booked to
and from all European points at
Lowest Hates.
Low  Freight  Hates,   ^niek despatch,   Mi rchants will save
l,y having their freight, routed ria
beC.P. II,
Full a:,'I reliable Information given
by applying to
Afwt, 'len'l Freight Ag't, V'nconver,
or to I. T. BREWSTER,
Ag't CI'. It. Depot, Rovelstoke.
0. & H. LEWIS,
Catered for.
For Information nnil frees Handbook writo to
Oldest Iranian for MonriDR patCDts In America.
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tbo publio by u notieo ��lvuii (roe of cliurgo In tho
l.mmt filrnnliitlmi of any pt lentlflo piijiir In Hin
w.itw. Bplondldly UltutratoiL tin lntollli-cnt
man ttht, ...I bu without it. Wet lily, $3,(JO a
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If yon do, you should have THB
a Text Book for Correspondents Ro>
porters, Editors and General Writers.
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Hint* where von saw this sntl ynn will ro-
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SHO   | NCI    i    IPECIALTY.'
Fresh Groceries,
Camping Outfits, Clothing,
Ladies' Fanoy Goods and
Revelstoke, New Denver
and Nakusp.
 ��������-.���*���*���*****���.  a-**-              -       ���������
Giant Powder kept in stock at New Denver and
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co.,
Revelstoke Station.
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Our store at Trout Lake Citv is stocLed with
Everything required by
Miners and Prospeotors.
Furniture & Undertaking.
Has a large Stock of Household. Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds- &c.
REVELSTOKE,     B.C, XBe old gentleman turned i��3 eyes trom
the lire and looked through the great bay-
window of the room. It was a perfect winter's night outside. New-fallen snow lay
thick upon the ground and sparkled like
wh ito sand in the moonlight. Here ami there
the whiteness was broken by the black-face
shadows of the leafless trees. They seemed
like the image of war-time memories traced
in dark lines on the white background of
peace. Some such thought seemed to pass
through the old soldier's mind before he
turned to the file again and began hisstory.
It was suoh a night as thia, nearly thirty
years ago. The moon wa3 full and the
ground was covered with snow. I was then
a lieutenant under Colonel Garfield, who haa
since been President of the United States.
We were within ten miles of Paintsville,
Kentucky, where the Confederate General
Marshall was encamped. We were trying
to unite with Cranor, who, with his regiment and four hundred cavalry, was advancing upon Marshall's left and rear from
the direction of Saylersville, thirty miles to
the south. One attempt to communicate
with the Cranors had been
Another was to ba made. At midnight
the colonel sent for me. Hc asked me if I
would undertake to carry a letter to Cranor.
Unhesitatingly I answered, " Ye-*." It
meant a ride of thirty miles, probably,before
daybreak, through a country carefully
watched by the enemy. It meant, indeed,
almost certain death: but we young fellows
courted Death iu those dark days when her
bony fingers held the laurel-wreath of honor.
By one o'clock I was ready to start. I
sprung to my saddle and galloped away into
the night I My horse, a dainty roan, who
could show his heels to any regiment, seemed to share with me the exhilaration of the
cold night air and the keen excitement of
our danger. Away she bounded, with the
lightness of a greyhound, over the noiseless
anow. For an hour all weut well. We passed several houses without giving alarm,and
I even thought that now and then I saw a
distant musket gleaming iu tho moonlight,
but as no one fired 1 may have been mistaken. Suddenly at a turn in the road.my
hone slipped and fell. 1 was thrown over
her head and not hurt iu the least. In a
���econd I was on my feet again, fully expecting to find my four-footed companion
on herj. To my surprise, however she lay
motionless. I ran to her side and saw at a
glance she had fallen on her knees and
broken one of them. A stretch of ioe sparsely covered with snow had done the mischief.
For a moment I waa stunned with the realization of what had happene 1, but all feeling of disappoinment at the frustration ot
my plans melted into pity for my poor
Nancy, as the boys called her. I went
to her head aud held it in my lap. I stroked her neck and called her all the pet
names of a sweetheart. I told her all that
she had been to me aud how I loved her. I
recalled the battles we had fought together,
the hardships we had borne. She seemed
to understand. Her great browneyes looked wistfully the while into my face, aud as
I watched I saw great tears well from them
and roll down her cheeks. They may have
been from pain, but somehow it seemed to
me that they were tears of sorrow at having
failed me, however unavoidably, at a tune
of need. I had often heard that horses cried,
but I had never seen it beforo, aud may I
never see it again ! It was more heart-rending than any acene of human love and suffering that I have ever known. After a
few moments my thoughts began to revert
to my dilemma. It was only right. I waa
not merely a man with a heart, i was a soldier with a duty. There was but one thing
for me to do���to shoot my horse and continue my journey on foot. A moment's
reflection showed me, however, that the report of my pistol might, in all probability,
prove fatal to my errand. Was my duty to
man or to humanity the greater ? I paused
like Hercules at the cross-roads. As I
stood there looking around and debating
with myself, I noticed a house that I had
not reen before, It was half hidden by
some trees. An idea Hashed upon me. There
might he a stable benind it, and a fresh
horse within the stable I I crept stealthily
to the back of the dwelling, and
There waa quite a large stable there. The
doors were, of course, locked, but I soon
found a window that waa not. I climbed
through it. The space within was clearly
lighted by the moon, and I could see distinctly. There were three stalls and a box
stall. The former contained very ordinary
animals, aud 1 opened the latter, hardly
expecting to find it occupied, imagine my
surprise at finding iu it the most beautiful
horse I hail ever seen. It was a jet-black
mare, with that graceful arching of the
neck and back, and that daintiness of foot
and ankle that is the birthright of a Kentucky thoroughbred. The beauty of the
apparition was enhanced, moreover, by the
silver moonlight pouring through a window
at the back ot the stall, thus showing the
dark outlines of the horse in perfect silhouette. 1 waa prone to linger in wonderment-*'
and again tho soldier had to overcome the
man. I knew that I had found a horse
that would carry me quicker than my own
to my journey'a end. It only remained to
get her out of the stable. I went to the
doors. The small one was looked from the
ont Bide, but the large carriage door was
only bolted on the inside. To slip the belt
and lead the horse out was the work uf a
moment. I led her by the halter lo where I
had left Nancy. There I made a transfer
of saddle and bridle. When the two
horses came together the one looked up
and the other looked down, and then they
rubbed their noses together, and 1 felt that
between thom. Dumbness, aa we know,
does not prevent the conveying of ideas
and thoughts between men and women ;
why should it between animals? Why
should not they to whom dumbness is a
natural condition, have as perfect a language as the mutes of our asylums ? I never
felt moro convinced that they have than
after the incident I have just relate!.
After the horses had exchanged confidences, as it were, the behavior of both
changed. Nancy, who had been watching
for me witli uplifted head, lay quietly down
and closed her eyes. Tbe new-comer, who
had, quite naturally, been nervoua and
distrustful, became perfectly calm and
amenable to my slightest wiah. The
wounded soldier, had given the colors to
tho frail recruit, and being of no morn use
he lay down to die. Now came the hardest thing of nil ; the  shooting of poor
member repeating tie very words that the
poet puts into the bero'3 mouth :
And now, mine ovn dear little girl,
Thero ia no way but this.
My pistol was on jancy's temple as I said
them. Then two quick reporta, a leap to
the saddle, and another plunge into the
stilly niglit! i wai, of course, wide awake
to the danger oi what I had doue. I was
not surprised, therefore, after riding a short
distance, to hear behind me the report of a
gun, and then a little further off another.
Both seemed to come from about the spot
that I had left. 1 had awakened the inmates of the house or given the alarm to
some wandering scout. Perhaps both I I
did not feel uneasy, however; my brave
horse wa* literally llying through the air,
and we Ind a good quarter of a mile start
of any pursuers. After a little, as all was
still again, I slackened our speed, thinking
we might need it more later on. I began to
enjoy the ride aud reluh the exquisite action
of my beautiful mount. Suddenly it occurred to me that I had ridden this very
horse before I Tlie house aud stable from
which I had taken her came to my mind
with that vague distinctness of things seen
before. Little by little, like the meiody of
a forgotten song, everything recurred to
me. Some yeara ago I had visited a friend
in Kentucky. One afternoon we took a
long ride to the very house where I had
been that night. There was a young girl
there who had a beautiful horse, which she
not only showed me, but allowed me to ride.
I felt quite sure now that I was riding the
same pet, only without the fair owner's
permission thia time 11 also tried to remember the horse's name. I knew that it
was an odd one, and that [ had thought it
strangely pretty at the time. I recalled a
greyhound that 1 had seen on the same
occasion, which bore the name ot Camillo.
I was certain that the horse had likewise
been baptised with mythological water, as
it were and yet for the life of me I could
not think of the name. I wa3 very anxious
to recall it, because I wanted to use it. I
felt that it would put horse and rider on a
more confidential footing. It would show
that I was an old friend, not a mere intruder, if, indeed, the pretty black did not think
even worse of me. In the midst of my effort
to remember the forgotten name
and I saw one of her ears prick backwards
with undue suddeneas. I brought her to
a standstill and listened. Not very far behind 1 distinguished the muffled clatter of
horses' hoofs. We were pursued. I gave
her the reins and a caressing pat, and away
she darted. She bore me bravely, but she
had been running for more than an hour,
whereas my pursuer was evidently on a
fresh horse, and I felt that he was gaining
on ua little by little. His horse was warming to the chase, while mine was apending
her last strength. I could uot think of defeat so near the goal, which I knew could
not be far away. So I urged and talked and
patted, and even tried to laugh, but my
efforts wers of small avail. My brave
animal was straining her utmost, and yet
we were losing ground. Ihe clatter from
behind was coining nearer and nearer inch
by inch. " Oh for that name?" I thought.
" Why can I not remember it?" Just then
I looked up and saw a pale streak of light
in the east. I had good reason to fear the
breaking of the morning, and I tried to persuade myself that it waa aomething else.
An affinity of thought sent Borneo's worda
into my mind:
I'll my, you gray it not the morning's eye.
'Tis but the pale reflex o( Cynthia's brow,
" Cynthia's brow I" What waa there so
familiar in that name ? And then it flashed
upon me ! It was the one that I had hunted forsa long! "Cynthia." "Cynthia!"
I repeated. The effect was almost magical
It was to my exhaused horse what music is
to the tired soldier. And who knows all
the music in that name for her ! Who
knows what pictures of kind words, of loving looks, of soft white hands it brought to
mind ami what longing to know them all
again 1 At any rate, it seemed to instil
now strength and courage into the tired
limbs and panting body. The head lifted
and the feet seemed freed of heavy weights.
I bent over aud unloosed the girths ; I rose
in the stirrups and stroked the vein-swelled
neck, and called "Cynthia" a hundred
times. Our speed almost doubled, as it
seemed to me, and I felt uow that we were
gaining as steadily as we had lost before.
If wecouldonlyholdourownforalittle while,
all would be well, for in the dim gray of the
dawn I saw watch-tires ahead. Just, then I
heard a dull thud behind me, and in the
silence that followed I knew that we were
no longer pursued. A tew moments later [
handed Cranor the letter from Colonel Gar
field.���[Our Animal Friends.
It is quite impossible for any person uot
a professional chemist or a pnysician to
keep in mind all the various specific antidotes recommended for use iu poisoning by
the different metallic and other poisons.
The following formula is one which can be
relied upon as an excellent antidote for
arsenic, nine, digitalis, morphia, strychnia,
and, to some extent also, corrosive sublimate and other compounds of mercury :���
Saturate! solution of sulphate of iron.. 100
Water   soo
Calcined magnesia    80
Purified animal charcoal    40
The iron solution must be kept separate
from the rest of the ingredients, and mixed
with them when required for use, by placing in a bottle and shaking well together.
It should be administered in doses of a
wine-glass full at a time. It may be taken
ad libitum.
Here is a convenient method of preparing and keeping the remedy: Place in a pint
bottle 4 ounces of powdered copperas chemically pure. Add (i ounces of water. Cork
tightly and label " Iron Solution." Place
in another bottle capable of holding two
quarts, 5 ounces of calcined magnesia, 21
ounces of puttied animal charcoal or bone-
black, and.') pints of water. Shake well,
cork, and label "Magnesia Solution."
When the mixture is needed for use, pour
all the liquid in the bottle containing the
iron solution into the bottle containing the
magnesia solution. Shake the latter for a
moment, and a [minister at once (tola
glassful. The dose may be repeated two or
three times.
While the antidote is being prepared, an
emetic may be administered. A good remedy, which is always at hand, is common
salt, a spoonful toa glassful of tepid water.
An equal quantity of ground mustard is
still more effective, or a third ot a teaspoonful of powdered ipecac in the same quantity
of water. If vomiting does not occur immediately, repeat the dose, drink a large
quantity of warm water, aad tickle the
throat with the finger or a feather. Too
much time should not be lost in making
efforts to induce the patient to vomit.
Make him swallow tha antidote as soon as
it is prepared, whether he has vomited or
not, and continue the efforts to induce
vomiting. Artificial respiration, the ap-
i plication of heat to the surface of the body,
sponging the spine alternately with hot and
cold water, and rubbing off the surface of
the body, and, in some easea, the application of electricity; ars essential aids to recovering a person from the effects of a poison. Washing the stomach with a stomach
tube, is of course more effective than an
emetic. Or, a quantity of water should
be poured into the tube andallowed to pass
out. The stomach in the meantime should
be agitated by manipulates with the hand,
or by retching or coughing movements by
the patient.
Acieli.���Acids which have been swallowed should be neutralized as quickly as possible by an alkali of some sort. In the absence of anything better, soap suds will do.
Lime-water, chalk-water, some plaster from
the wall, or a teaapoonful of ashes mixed
with a glass of water, tray be used for this
purpose. Oils, as castor oil, olive oil, and
oven linseed oil, or melted butter, should
also be swallowed. These antidotes must,
of course, be applied very quickly, or they
will have no value, since the acid will very
quickly expend itself upon the mucous
membrane. Lime-water is the best antidote
for oxalic acid. White otegg, or a whole
egg, is also valuable. Mill or thin gruel or
starch paste is also valuable. Anything
whioh will protect the muious membrane
aud dilute the poison may bi used. Vomiting should be induced as (iiickly as pos
sible, as even the antidot'3 whioh have
been swallowed should not be left in the
Alkalies.���Caustic potash, caustic soda,
lye, ammonia, etc., require, is an antidote,
vegetable acids, such as lint, almond, or
orange juice, vinegar well diuted, or sour
cider. Eggs, n.ilk, gruela, oive or almond
oil, are also valuable. Aconite, alcohol,
opium, morphia, atropia, ancall other narcotic poisons require the .pplication of
stimulants over the heart, sua as a mustard
poultice, or hot fomentations and hot and
cold applications to the spirc. In caaes of
poisoning by opium and alcolol, the patient
should bo kept moving.
Corroaive aublimate reqiirea white of
egg. Phosphorus especially equires avoid
ance of oila and fats, in whoh it is an ex
ceptiou to all other poisons. Chemical antidotes are less to be relied upn than emetics
and the treatment above sugeated.
An Extraordinary glorj  About the Klnx
of Omti'a Crown Diamonds.
The Diggerss News, South African paper,
says that a man named (.'leeson, who was a
aergeant in the Britisharmyduring the Indian
mutiny, and who died last December, confessed to his son-in-law, Hughes, at Pretoria
Transvaal, that he murdered the King of
Oude, aud with two others stole the irown
jewels and buried them. The two otlur
loot res were killed during the war. The day
aftor the lootingthe Thirty-second Regiment
waaorderedaway, an 1 the town handed baos
to the enemy, so there was no time to secure
the jewels. Since Oleeson's diHth Hughes
has been communicating with the Indian
Government through the editor of an Indian
journal, a-id as all ths facts and descriptions
coincide, Hughes leaves shortly for India to
show the spot where the treasure is buried
near the battlefield. One diamond in the
crown is supposed to be the fellow-stone of
the fumoua Koh-i-noor, now in possession of
Queen Viotoria, to whom it waa surrendered
by " The Lion ofthe Punjaub."
How She Worked Him up to tha Poopine*
She (to bashful lover, upon whose knee
she has seated herself! : " Am I so very
heavy, (Ieorge ?"
Uashful Lover : " Not so very heavy,
Jennie "
She (blushing prettily) ; " Do you think
you oould�����r���oarry nu through life,
George ?"
Uashful Liver : " With your permission
1 think I cuuld."
iht : " George, dear, you have my per-
A Flea for Yegetaitmisin.
In a recent number of ai Knglish journal Miss Edith Ward makes an earnest
plea for vegetarianism, in ifhich she says
" Could mothers of the peapla once realize
how baneful is the effect o, the moral nature of their young peope of the liberal
flesh dietary which they nt only allow but
encourage, under the mistken idea of its
superior strengthening quities, they wonld
shrink in horror from tht course they are
now pursuing. To what ettent the brutality, the prostitution, and .he drunkenness
which disgrace our street'and sadden our
homes are due to the atimlating influence
of carnivorous habits, is i probelm which
may well trouble the wisst heads among
us; but that such stimulaion ia a terribly
prolific canai of the crime that appall ns,
there can be no doubt, arJ a brighter day
vill assuredly dawn for hmanity when we
return to the simple, prinltive food of our
rare, for which alone our.igestive economy
is designed. The one liing needful is
that each woman who praumea ti direct a
household should takeartioualand intelligent interest in the wholiquestion of food;
and having satisfied heielf of the raison
d'otre of the system, steaily set herself to
learn the preparation ofeshes about which
there ia nothing repuls'e or degrading,
but only a field of interesng, useful, pleasant work, giving her th opportunity for
the display of as much afinement, taste,
and skill as in thearrangnont of her drawing rooir or the docoratin of the ohurch."
JNo Dentbts In ootland.
The statement was made before the
Dental Association of M'higan, that thero
are no dentists in Scotlnd���that is,those
who follow that ns profession. The
p���ople of that country ive lived on pi; in
food ao long, especially' oa'.moal, that decayed  teeth are  aim*  unknown,   The
Canker Sores in the Mouth-
These annoying littlesores are caused by an
excess of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
Another symptom which goea with thia one.
is a red tongue, and there may also be extreme soreness in the stomach after eating.
Thia condition is more common than is
generally supposed, and persons suffering
in this way often attempt to cure the disease by taking all sorts of pepsin remedies.
These remedies are all deleterious, because
there ia already too much acid in the stomach, and they only add to the quantity,
so the patient who takes them is made worse.
Sometimes acid fruits are recommended for
such patients, but they do harm instead of
Persons suffering with an excess of aoid
in the stomach, of which canker sores are
always a symptom, should avoid everything
that has aoid in it, and should use only such
foods as are alkaline. Alkalies neutralize
the acid, and if continued long enough, the
morbid condition will be permanently cur-
The excessive use of animal food is one
potent cause of this condition. It stimulates
the stomach in the production of gastric
juice and hydrochloric aoid, and thus au
excessive quantity is produced.
Removal of Enlarged Tonsils.
The popular notion that children are
likely to be injured by thereniuval of enlarged tonsils is entirely without foundation. The writer has removed perhaps a
bushel of tonsils, and has never once seen
an injurious effect from the operation.
On the other hand, great injury frequently
results from the retention of these diseased
tonsils. Healthy tonsils are useful. A
diseased tonsil is filled with smallbagswhich
harbor microbes and thus incur the development of varioua forma of sore throat and
particularly ot diphtheria, a malady not infrequently fatal, It haa been shown that
children suffering from enlarged tonsila are
much more, likely to take diphtheria, and
the first cases of diphtheria are quite
likely to occur in children who have
enlarged tonsils. The operation should
not be done after  the child   has been
posed, however, nor within several
weeks after recovering from the disease
after the child has suffered from diphtheria.
Lemons rs. Cholera-
The imperial health officer of Berlin has
issued an announcement to the effect that
oranges and lemons are both fatal to the
cholera bacillus. Placed in contact with
the cut surface of the fruit, the bacteria
survive but a few hours. They remain
active for some time longer on the uninjured rind of the fruit, but even then they die
within twenty-four hours. The destructive
property as regards the cholera bacteria is
supposed to be due to the large amount of
acids contained in those fruits. In consequence of this quality, the health officer
considers it unnecessary to place any
restriction on the transit and sale
of these fruits, even if it should be ascertained that they come from places where
cholera ia prevalent at the time. Not a
single instance was noted in which cholera
was disseminated by either oranges or lemons.
The Sandba? As a Foot Warmer-
An exchange suggests that a sandbag
may be a "very useful article for the household. It is equally as good as the hot-water
bag, and the cost is considerably less. The
sand should be fine and clean, and should
be carefully looked over before being put in
the sack. Make the sack of cotton, and
fill with sand, and then make another sack
of flannel for the outside. Flannel is much
to be preferred to cotton, as it retains tlie
heat longer, and is moro grateful to the
touch. A bag not larger than ten inches
square is an available size. Mothers whoae
children are subject to earache will find
these bags invaluable; they hold the heat
a long time, and their composition ia such
that they are easily adjusted to the affected
Wet Feet and Oold3-
Dr. Brown-Sequard recommends the following as the best way to overcome susceptibility to taking cold from getting the feet
wet :���
Dip the feet in cold water, aud let them
remain a few seconds. The next morning
dip them in again, letting them remain in
a few seoonds longer; tho next morning
Keep them in a little longer yet, and continue this until you can leave them in half
an hour without taking cold. In this way a
person can become accustomed to the cold
water, and he will not take cold from this
cause. But the " hardening" must be
done carefully.
Cramp is a nervous disease, due tc some
trouble of the nerve centera. If it is a
general cramp of the whole limb, it s due
to a disease of the spine, ami should be
analyzed by a physician. A cramp n best
relieved by seizing the cramping muscle
and compressing it with the hands. It may
seem that tho remedy is worse that the
disease, but it will stop the cramping A
leather strap worn around the limb is a
convenient remedy. When the cramping
begins, buckle the strap as tightly as possible, and there will be no further troible.
A Uae tor Gum.
A medical writer haa discovered, at last,
a valuable use for gum, from the fact that
it relieves the dryness of the mouth, whicli
is ono of the most constant and anno;ing
accompanimenta of fever, by maintaiiing
activity of the salivary glands. Itis chimed that it also prevents the formatioi of
abscesses in the glauda, by maintainiig a
healthy activity.
They Never Game Baok.
Mrs. Oldtimer i   " Do you know jour
chickens aro always coming over intoour
"    "' Yoa."
" How do you   know
Mr. Newwifo i
Mrs. Oldtimer
Mr.  Newwifo
Hecauso  they never
wandering or roving habits. It is a plant
of the crucifera- order, is uot a rose at all,
and grows ou the sandy deserts of Arabia
and other parts of toe East. It is a small,
bushy, herbaceous plant, seldom more than
six Inches high, with small white flowers
which change into seed pods. After the
flowering is over, the leaves fall otf, the
branches become incurved towards the
centre, so that the plant a33umes an almost
globular form. The storms of autumn then
loosen and uproot the plant, and carry it
hither and thither over the desert. For
days and weeks it is on the move; but,
when blown into water or to a moist situation, the branches of what looked like a
dead plant expand again, the pods open
and let out the seeds, which germinate with
great rapidity. If taken up before it is
quite withered, this curious plant retains
for years its property of expansion aud new
growth when placed in water. It ia also
known as the Resurrection Plant, from ita
power of germinatinsr when apparently
dead. In Palestine it is called "Kaf
Maryan," or Mary'a Flower, the legend
being that it first bloomed on the earlieat
Christmas Eve, and continued in flower till
Easter; at its birth heralding the advent
of the Redeemer, and immediately before
ita departure heralding His resurrection.
Which Country Receives the Largest Number of British Visitors?
Of all European countries France receives
by far the largest number of British visitors
annually, although many of them only pass
through the country on their way to one of
the other Continental resorts. It ia estimated that between 700,000 and 800,000
British people leave Britain in the course
ofa year for the Continent, of whom more
than half are received by France. Tha
French capital, the gay city of Paris, the
bathing resorts on the French coiasts, and
the various resorts in the South of France
are very popular with British visitors. Tho
tacilities offered by the railway and steamship companies enable many West-end residents to spend the week-end on the French
coasts. Next to France, the United Statea
is the foreign country which receives moat
British visitors annually, who number, exclusive of emigrants, between 400,000 and
500,000. A large portion of these, however,
are the same individuals continually crossing the Atlantic to transact the'r business.
Large numbers of British visitors are also
annually received by Switzerland and Italy;
the lakes in both countries, the Swiss mountains, and the city of Rome having great
powers of attraction.
 ��. .
A Visit to Oaadahar-
The latest Indian mail received in London
brought the details of the reception in Can-
dahar of Major Yate, who is on his way to
Khusk to aid in settling a frontier dispute
between the Russian and Afghan authorities.
It is now thirteen years since the British
troops evacuatedCandahar, and Major Yate
is the first British officer to visit the city
since 1881. He arrived there with an escort
of fifty Afghan cavalry, on April 0, and was
cordially received by the Governor and all
the principal officials. A villa built by the
Amir outside the city wa*. placed at his disposal, and he visited the bazaars and other
public places freely. A military review was
held in his honor. He found the cemetery
in which are buried the bodies of the British soldiers who fell iu and around Candahar
during the laat Afghan war, in good order.
The tombstones and inscriptions are in many
cases gone and individual graves cannot,
therefore, be easily identified, and although the regimental monuments are all
standing, the inscriptions have disappeared.
The graves, however, are perfect, and have
not been touched or desecrated in any way.
It is said lhat during Major Yi.te's visit
there was no symptom of the national and tlj
racial fanaticism which are said to prevail 1117
so strongly in Afghanistan. He was to in
leave Candahar on April 13, and expected to J J
reach Herat, where he was to be joined by ri
the Afghan Commissioner, ou May 7. Re- 3
cent reports of the growing coolness of the
Amir towards the British are thought to
have no aerioua foundation, but Oriental
potentates are not in the habit of wearing
their hearts upou their sleeves ior daws to
peck at.
Sleep with Head to the North-
The old-time superstitious belief that hu
man beings should sleep with their heads
toward the north is now believed to be
based upon a scientific principle. Some
French savants have made experiments
upon the body of a criminal who had suffered death and these tests go to prove that
each human body is in itself an electric battery, one electrode being represented by
the head and the other by the feet. The
body of the subject upon which the queer
experiments mentioned above were made
was taken immediately after death and
placed upon a pivotal board, free to move
in any direction. After some little vacillation the head portion turned toward tbe
north aud then remained stationary. One
of the experimenters took hold of the pivot
board and turned it so that the head pointed south, but upon being freed it almost
immediately resumed the first named position���turned until the head pointed north,
To prove that this was neither accident
or coincident upon muscular twitchings, a
some had suggested, the board was repeats
edly turned half around and then freed, but
always with similar results.
An Ktiraonlliurj' accident on a I* ull road
In India.
A Calcutta special says 1���An extraordinary accident is reported from Hyderabad.
Early in the morning of the ."ith inst. tbe
Nizam's special train when going at considerable speed ran into a troop of his Highness' elephants, whicli appear to have been
wilking along the line. There were 10
elephants in all proceeding to Manukota.
How many of these were on the line at tho
time of the accident is not known. The
special ran into the herd between Kasamu-
dram ami Manukota stations.
Oneof the finest animals was knocked
over, pushed in front of the eugine for a
distance of fifty to one hundred yards and
killtd. Another fine elephant was injured
and had a tusk broken. The mahout of the
animal waa killed and one or two other
persons aerioualy injured. The train was
being drawn by an unuaually heavy engine.
The steno of the accident is about Iiii) miles
from Hyderabad, on the line to Be/wada.
The above town site is now on the market, and lots are being-
rapidly bought up by local parties. It is situated at the north end of
Trout Lake, in the famous
which is going to be one of the RICHEST MINING REGIONS in
iimerica.  NUMEROUS RICH CLAIMS have been found close to this
tjown site, which will make it fhe DISTRIBUTING POINT for an
IMMENSE TRACT OF COUNTRY.  It is the only level land at the
/north end of the lake.  The owners intend to expend money on streets
' and other improvements in the Spring.  The trail from Lardeau City,
/   on Arrow Lake, to Kootenay Lake, runs through the town site.  Por
the NEXT THIRTY DAYS corners will be sold at $150 and insides
For further particulars apply to
at ths Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
Local Agent,


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