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The Kootenay Star Jul 29, 1893

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 VOL. V.
No. 7.
Three rich strikes
On North and South Forks of
Lardeau River
and ou Fish Creek.
Three of the richest strikes ever
inude in the district have ooenrred
in the Lardean dnring tbe past ten
days, and which, in the opinion of
such a woll known mining eipert as
0. F. Blaokburn, will assay np in
ihe hundreds and even thousands
per ton. AH tbe lodes are well denned and of great size. One of them
is ou tbe north fork of tbe Lardeau
and is composed of copp��r-silver
glance. Another, of grey copper and
galena, showing native gnld, is on
the South Lardean (Gainer Creek).
Both these are in tbe vicinity of
Tront Lake City. The third is a big
jedge of grey copper chloride about
11 miles np Fish Creek from Lardeau City. It was discovered by
three prospectors named Redcliffe,
Clark and Washington, who brought
down hnge samples weighing about
1001b. They staked three claims on
the ledge���the Happy Jack, Great
Britain and Dreadnanght, Great
excitement prevailed at Thomson's
Landing and Lardeau City on receipt
Of the news, aud at onoe a rush was
made up the creek to stake claims.
Mr. B. Wredo, of the Lardean Hotel,
brongbt up some large samples for
assay on Tuesday, and went on to
Vanob'nver the same night, Mr. A.
H. jHoidioh, assayer, reports that the
sample submitted contains popper,
antimony, gold and silver. Further
particulars will be given next week.
Mr. Geo. C. Marsh will open a
finiuing and real estate office on Front
Street (opp. Columbia House) about
the let of August,
Jas. McAnlay, an old-timer who
Spent several weeks in Big Bend last
Season, is in town and is thinking of
another trip to the Bend.
A washorit about two miles tbis
Bide of Iileoillewaet delayed the
Pacific express due here at 9 20 p.m.
Saturday until 11.80 a.m. Sunday.
Hon. T, M. Daly, Minister of the
Interior, accompanied by Mr. Burgess, Deputy Minister, arrived here
from the Coast Thursday morning
and went directly on board the str.
Colnmbia for Lower Kootenay. Mr.
Daly will probably return next week.
The Ladies' Aid fcooioty of the
Methodist Churoh hold a lawn party
and apron sale iu tbo sohool gronnds
on Tuesday afternoon and eveuing,
Tea was provided in the church,
after whioh a musical programme
was rendered by members of the
(choir, assisted by local talent. The
Rev, tl. A, Procunicr presided aud
there was a fair attendance,
Mr. J. A. McCielian, representing
the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, was iu
town last week iu tbe interests of his
paper. The Post-Intelligencer is oue
bi the very fow Amerioan papers
which does not display the most absurd and lamentable ignorance concerning Canadian and British affairs,
and can be read by Canadians without that feeling of disgust which the
perusal of tho average Amerioan
publication inspires.
Several rumors concerning the
Eevelstoke k Arrow Lake road are
in circulation, It ie true the C.P.B.
are cutting down expenses, tbat 300
of tbo company's employes nt Montreal and every sixth man on tlio
Paoifio division, as well all Chinamen, have been discharged, and that
the clearing of the C.P.B. townsite
here lias been stopped, bnt the new
railway is still going on, and it is
hoped will be in running order by
the ond of fhe year.
"It never rains but it pours."
Eevelstoke has bad a plethora of
ei tertainments recently. Two cir-
onsos in three weeks���the last (Sanger k Lout's) being a first class one
in every respeot, nnd would have
beeu better patronised bad not the
previous conglomeration  disgusted
Seople with circuses in general   On
londay night Prof, end Miss Minnie
Marden and the LeHnen family gave
a very good entertainment in Peterson's Hall,    The attendance  was
small owing to the company not
being advertised. On Tuesday night
tbey performed in Bourne's Hall and
there  was also a concort in  the
Mothodist Churoh.    On Thursday
night the Toronto Ideal Concert Co.
gavo nn excellent nntertainmeut in
Peterson's Hall to an appreciative
but not largo audience, every piece
reoeiving au i uoore.   Mr. Frederick
\Vnrrington, baritone;   Mr. J. H.
Cameron, humorist; Miss Lilli Klei-
Ber, soprano; and Miss Minnie Martin, pianist, form a very entertaining
quartette.   Last niglit iu Bourne's
Hall thero was a good attendance at
the concert given by a oompany from
the London Entertainment Bureau.
Mr. Frederick Abbott is a pustninster
in tho art of elocution, while Mr,
Sim Fax is a born comic and humorist, and literally " brought down tbo
Louse" at ovory appearance.   Sliss
Stevenson has a sweet, mellow voice,
and had to respond to an encore for
everything ahe sang.   The pianist,
Lies N, Melliiidy, showed superior
{kill,   The company is a good ono.
Eev. C, A, Proonnier will preach in the
Methodist chOrch to-morrow; morning
at 10,30, eveuing at 7.30. Snnday-school
in the church at 2.30.
Mr. W, H. Coney, purser on the str.
Columbia, is in town on a six weeks'
vacation. He is going east, and will
take iu the World's Fair.
Hull Bros, sent down two carloads of
cattle on Thursday morning, one for the
Nelson & Fort Sheppard contractors, the
other for Vi/ilson k Perdue, Nelson.
Mr. Duggan, grub-aiaked by Mrs.
Roberts of tho Great Northern Hotol,
has returned to Kaslo from the Lardeau
couutry, bringing specimens from a very
Valuable locutiou made by him a week
ago. The vein is au exleusive one, its
oharaoter being autiuiouious silver, au
assuy showing it to run ��558 to the ton.
Charlie Holton, one of tho owners of
the Silver Cup, came up last Saturday.
He says the vein is 75 per cent, better
than it was last fall and is increasing in
size as thoy go down. They are making
a trail from the mino to the main trail
on the north fork, about three miles.
They expect to commence shipping ore
to the North-east Arm about the middle
of next mouth.
Boars and berries are plentiful this
summer, Two cinnamon bears wero
seeu uear the Illecillewaet River by tbe
loggers on Tuesday, aud on Sunday E.
Shaw bbw a lurge black bear on the Big
Bend trail, close to towu. Chinamen
are briugiug in great quantities of rasp
and blueberries, which are large and
luscious, the weather having been especially favorable.
Mr. W. A. Jowett, who has jnst returned from a fonr months' visit to the
old country in the interests of mining
properties in West Kootenay, was in
town on Wednesday. He says it in hard
work to get up any enthusiasm about
silver miues in London jnst now, but he
believes British capital will soou be
coming this way, as there is no country
iu the world offering greatef advantages
for miuiug investments than British
Columbia, and West Kooteuay in particular. Mr. Jowett returns tu England
iu the fall.
Roman Catholic services wil) be held
in the schoolhouse to-morrow ; moruiug
at 10 a.m. Mass and sermon ; evening nt
7, Evening Prayer and lecture. Tho
pastor, Rev. Father Jos. Accorsine, will
officiate. On ihe last occasion the services were well attended, many non-
Catbolios boing present, the rev. father's
lectures proving most inioi-estiuL', I'l"'
choir is uu.ioi dio leadership of Mr. A.
McNeil. Tbe ludies of the oburch have
met with very favorable success in collecting fnnds for the new bnildiug whioh
will be commeuoed as soon as the negotiations for lots are completed,   Great
improvements have been innde throughout Fathor Accorsine's district, whioh
extends from Hector to Tappen Siding,
a distance of 208 miles.
company with two other prospeotors,
for his mining claims on Healey Creek.
The weather still continues dry aud
in consequenco the prospectors stick
steadily to their work in the mountains.
Abont twenty men are camped on
Healey Creek. Great indignation is expressed at the theft from Messrs. Campbell k Co. of nearly dOOlba. of provisions.
No clue has yet been obtained to the
perpetrators of this outrage. It is likely
to go hard with them if caught.
Bogleville, at Ihe foot of the lake, is
deserted, most of its inhabitants having
moved to Tront Lake Ciiy on account of
its greater convenience to Iho miues,
Owing to tho hot weather tho lake has
risen several feet and Bogleville is inundated, everything except Mr. Bogle's
hotel being snbmeiged, Mr. Harrison,
who has just returned from a visit to
that watery wasto, reports lho discovery
of the worth} hotel proprietor perched
on Ins roof busily engaged in stitching
corks upon a cartridge bolt in preparation (or the end.
The trail up Lardeau Creek is nearly
completed. It extends some milos np
both the north and south forks. It is a
good trail and reflects great credit on
Messrs, Thompson and Coudell.
Mr. C. F. Blackburn, to whom the
Great Northern was bonded last winter,
has taken up the bond, paving dowu
89,000 cash.
Jerry Neagle and 0 Mattheson havo
slaked two claims.   Both assay well.
Last Thursday J. W. Haskins' outfit
of 12 men left here for bead of Healey
Creek to do assessment work on the
Abbott and adjoining* claims. Mr.
Haskins has staked two-new claims this
month, and, like all j.-W.'s locations,
have a very promising appearance. W.
Miiler, who accompanied him, also recorded two excellent olaims.
I met Messrs. Campbell, Johnson,
Ward uml two others yesterday returning from a trip to the lorks. They were
very retioieut as to their discoveries, but
exhibited tome remarkably rich specimens of copper ore.
The reports of the prospeotorB aro
daily more encouraging, Mr. Harrison,
has been inundated with samples from
newly-discovered veins recently, and
there is no; a piece of poor rock among
H. Liudenborn has located a vein of
copper ore which assays 80 per cent.
Ore containing nickel was disoovered ou
tho east range a few days ago No assay
has yet been made, but it appears to be
i'liii-ly good.
Tom Downes reports that tbe Bilver
Cup improves with depth. Reoeut samples of the ore have assayed 23 per oent.
J. Kiuman killed t bear this morning
near his lumber oanp. It is reported
that J. O. Piper nttiiuked a large black
bear witli a bloaduie yesterday. Both
mother and ch���, t mean Piper and
the bear, are doing *v*ll.
and inclined plane. This would render
the bringing out of ore from such mines
as the Lucky Jim, Bi;,' Bertha, Washington and others an easy task.
[fisoji oun own cobresponukxt.]
Donald, July 2Gth.
Quite an excitement took place last
woek at tho discovery of quartz aud
plaoer gold on Qunrtz Creek, about five
miles below Porcupine Creek, where a
lot of gold has beeu taken out and u
Government trail made. Mr. Redgrave
has issued a number of free miners'
certificates aud ten placer claims have
b. en recorded, as Well as quartz claims.
A resident of Donald has obtained a
lease of a valuable ledge of free-milling
gol.i, aud a syndicate is about to be
formed to work it.
Prospectors from the eastern part of
Kootenay are making their way towards
Kombaaket Lake and Big lioud, where
the yellow metal is to be mec with in
both placer and quartz. The trail from
Donald to the gold tounlry is boing
cleared aud extended as far as Kom-
ba-ket Lake,
Work ib plentiful, bnt men are senroe.
Not a oar pouter to be had for lovo or
money, and building operations bave
had to wait. Everybody is prosperous,
nobody iu jail, and good wages offered
for all kinds of work.
Two or threo new houses are boing
erected by C.P.R. employes. Gardens
are looking splendid, and flowers, fruit
and vegetables are abundant,
Several young strangers, both male
and for.ale, have been added to our
population lately, and thero are several
proud papas in consequenco,
Latest news from California informs
the Sheriff tlmt Mrs. Redgrave is progressing favorably, und will return to
Donald as Boon us she can bear tbo
[FIIOM OUR OWN correspondent I
Trout Lake Cut, July 22nd,
The sale of town lots continue as brisk
as ever, and several buildings are nearly
completed. H. N. Coursier's store will
be removed on Monday from the temporary premises in Harrison's camp to
more commodious quarters on tbe
ground floor of thu Maison Bourke,
which hotel is now open for the reoeption of gnesla. Mr. Bourke'sets a good
table aud is invariably pleasant und
accommodating, bo that his hotel bids
fair to become the most popular resort
I iu I iwn,
1    Andy  l'arkcs,  tho  well-known  Big
Bond prospector, leaves on Mouday, in
New Dkver, July 19th.
Duriug the past \eek building has
progressed rapidly, ��ud puioliiiscrB of
lots at the auction ire preparing tho
ground for the erection of houses.
Tho low price of silver does not deter
prospeotors from mating locations, und
up to the present Here havo beeu recorded here 1,010 claims.
A numerously-atteided meeting to organise a lire department was held last
night, wlien the following wore elected
ollicers;���S. M. Wharton, president; W.
Hireeu, sec; Neil flethin'g, treas.; A.
Ehruientruut, cbiol; li. Dark, assist.
chief. Committees were appointed for
tbo purpose of procuring the necessary
funds aud appliance.
Two euteitainiuei.ts have been held
recently, one at the Denver House comprising bongs, spcichc.s and a dance,
tho other on behalf of tho church built
by Mr, Turner, at ivliich a good sum
wus realised.
Thirty two pack animals arc engaged
bringing out ore Irom the Mouutaiu
Ubli I'. Tbe low price of silver doos uot
affect thi-. mine vei) uiiich.
The Cumberland mine iB looking
splendid, ami lias a large pile of first-
cluss clean ore on die dump. This mine
has lhe ruii advuiilsgo uf possessing two
lodes, either of which will make a good
mine, An excellent trull leads lo lho
miue. Ore fri ui adjoining claims was
shipped to the smeller last, fall, and aftor
paying Ibe heavy freightage oxponsoBu
handsome surplus romuiui d iu bund.
A uurty is out surveying the townsite
at the head of the lake. Doubtless somo
porliou of it will shortly bo put on tho
A rich strike was roceufly mudo somo
12 miles up Fonr Mile Creek, in granite
formation, where a vein of from lour to
six Ieet bus boen located. A prospector
who has just come in says it is ns promising a prospect as anything in tho district,
Mr. Penny, formerly ono of tbo largest
teal estate dealers in Minneapolis und
now operating in mining properly und a
sawmill in the vicinity of Fish Lake,
Sloean, says the syn ieate be represents
would build a tram line from the roadway at Fish Lake into, the mountains so
as to tup four or live of the besl mines,
if enough oro could be guaranteed by
lbe miue owner.- to run the cars two or
threo times u week. The line, would he
built ou tho principle of the i)witohb*cli
nakusp items.
Nakusp, July 21st.
The beginning of work on the uew
railway has created quite a whirl of excitement, and things nre looking more
lively than over beforo iu the history of
Nakusp. The now wharf is progressing
rapidly, a largo warehouse is being
built uud a large force of men is employed oloaring tbe right of way. Dan
McGillivray is no slouch on u contract,
and there is very littlo doubt of bis
having the road ready for thn curs by
the time specified. Such a thing as
roughing it on tho hurricuiie deck of n
eayuso will be ouly u memory of a forgotten past when tbo trains of the Nakusp k Sloean will run to the head of
Sloean Lake in half an hour,
A 25 by 50ft. storo is to be erected on
tin- corner of Bay Street and Lake Ave,,
fronting the beach. It is to be built for
Mr. J. A Mara's oompany, and Ernest
Fletcher of Revelstoke is lbe contractor.
Mr, Jordan will bo the manager.
The Madden House has been still
further beautified by the addition of
awnings, und the Hotel N.-.knsp is to
have a largo and handsome addition in
the shape of a uew wing.
The uncertainty in the silver market
doos not seem to hinder the sale of
Sloean mining properties. One-half
interest in the Washington claim has
just been sold for $85,000, This claim
was located last September and sold
shortly afterwards for a few thousand
dollars. Several tons of ore have been
shipped to different smelters, and although the cost, of transportation was
close on $100 a ton, the ore was so rich
as to leave a good margin of profit.
I hnve jnst returned from New Denver, and the changes made in the appearance of that town during the past
six weeks struck me with astonishment
The old log shacks bave given place to
handsome frame bnildiugs, chief among
them the Newmarket Hotel und Hotel
Slooan, both three storeys high, and a
sash and door factory, It has been predicted that New Denver will have 5,000
inhabitants by 1891, but if she attains to
half that number she will be ahead of
any other town in tbo distriot,
Travellers landing at Naknsp cau seo
maps of New Denver, Silvertou and Nakusn at the Madden House. Real estate
iu these three tram, io iucnasiug in
price rapidly.
Ashcroft, July 19th.
The Cargile Hat Creek hotel nnd ranch
has changed bands. Tbe purchase was
effected by Mr. W. T. Atherton, chief
Clerk in the Ashcroft Hotel, who hns the
privilege of running it when his present
engagement expires.
Mr. C. F. McDonald for the present
continues in the management of the Hat
Creek House, and gives general satisfaction.
Mr. Cargil is now devoting his attention to his Ashcroft Hotel, which is now
iu tbe baniis of tbe carpenters and about
ready for the plasterers.
Tho annual exhibition of the Inland
Agricultural Association will bo held
hero this autumn nud promises to be the
best show of Ihe interior. Tbe enterprising managers of the Ashcroft Hotel
aud others ure figuring on providing tho
beBt und most ample ucoommodution for
visitors to the show.
Sanger k Lent's circus performed
here to-day. A well-sutislied and enthusiastic audience packed the tents. It
is tbo besl. show lhat has ever visited tho
province aud has an army of first-olass
Mr. G. O. Buchanan, of Kaslo, was 0
visitor to Iievelstoke on Wednesday. He-
reports a good bnsiuess in lumber, and
has increased the output of bis mill to-
40.00C feet a day. Kaslo is progressing
Steadily, and tbo people dou't want
another boom. Mr. Buchanan 1ms received requests from several quarters io
become a candidate for parliamentary
honors at the n- xt election.
Begg's Monthly Guide to British Columbia for July is a decided improvement on the preceding numbers. It is
one of the most useful and bandy books
published in the province, is brimful of
information for hunters, anglers, tourists, miners, merchants, and ought to be
in lhe hii'-ds of everyone wbo can read.
Published by Alex. Begg, V0 Douglas
Street, Victoria, at 81.60 u year or 25c-
per single copy.
The July number of the Cauadlan Engineer is to hand. As a high class journal it is second to none in tin- D> -minion.
Its contents embrace the whole territory
between tho Atlantic and the Pacific,
und full of interest for those outside the
profession, while for engineers and nil
connected with that calling it is the
journal par excellence. Publication-
offices, 62 Church Street, Toronto, and
the subscription price 81 a year.
Mr. J. W. Haskins came up on Rtr.
Illecillewaet on Tuesday, looking ex-*
tromely healthy and very much tanned.
He has mado two or three good dis--
eoveries���one of nickel���in the vicinity
of Trout Lake,and located two additional
claims, He has a dozen men al work on
the ten claims comprising the Haskins
group, all of which are to be developed
this season, although no ore will be
shipped until better transport facilities
are obtained for the Lardeau. They ure
sinking a shaft and tunnelling on the
Abbott, tho lode on which is looking
splendid. Mr. Haskins will go to Big
Bend shortly.
Steamer "W. HUNTER,"
G. L. Estabroolis, Master.
Until further notice will leave New
Denver Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1 p.m. for Heap of Lake.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays leave
New Denver for Four Milk Curat 6
a.m. Returning, leaves New Denver at
7 n.m. for Head of Lake.
Leaves Head of Lake every eveuiug
(Gondny eKfleptfid) for TSsvi Denver ut
5 p.m.
Lardeau and Sloean Prospect**
W. R. P0ULT0N,
hus his Hotel iu running order, and is
prepared to aooorompdate all-comers
Sail, Tent and Awning: Maker.
horse & wagon covers,
Bags, Hammocks, &o.
All sizes mudo to ordor.
House Painter. Paper-
hanger and Grainer.
B U  I t H  K H S
BEEF, l'OKK, Eto,
Of Swansea, and Wigan,
Analytical Chemist & Assayer,
Every branoh of analytical or a��say
work undertaken ; honest and acenrato
results guaranteed,
Stockholm  House
Tho Dining-room Is furnished with the
best the mnrkel affords,
'Be bur is supplied with a ohoioe stock
Royal Mall Lines.
Proposed Sailing! from Montreal.
MONGOLIAN Allan....Julv 22
PARISIAN      "   ....  "   29
LAURENTIAN    "  ....Aug. 5
NUM1DIAN    "   ....  "   12
TORONTO ,, Dominion Line.., July li5
LABRADOR, " ..."   22
SAIiSIA  " ...   "   60
VANCOUVER       " ...Aug. f
Oabln 815, 860, $60, $10, 880 nud
Intermediate, 880 ; Steerage, 820,
Passengers ticketed  through to nil
points in Great Britain und Irelaud, and
ut specially 1"�� rules to ull purls of tbe
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from nil
Apply to nourest steamship or ruilvvuy
R(j;ont j to
I. T, Brewster,
Aoext, Kevelstoke ;
or to Robbbt Keur, General Paaneuget
Agont, Winnipeg,
Front Street.,
revelstoke, b.c*. NOT WISELY. BUT TOU WELL
Keith Atlielstone goes home that night
to his rooms, and feels in his heart that ho
lias boen a coward.
He knows he has had no right to wring
from a woman's weakness such a concession as that whioh he has won from Laur-
ainr. She is not of the stuff that heroines
are made of, and truly there is no " heroic"
element about himself.
It is a great mistake to fancy people aro
either very trootl or very bad in this world
of ours.   Only too often thero is simply a
mixture  of both   in their  characters, and
circumstances or strength of feeling alternately throw their weight into thc balance,
s     liut alone to-nightwitli hisown thoughts,
I and with the fever-pulse of passion  dying
; slowly back into its natural beat, Keith re-
- members what has passed, and has the grace
to feol a littlo ashamed of it, even though
he declares to himself over and over again
that  he would  act in just the same way
under similar oircumstances.
It is always hard for a second person to
judge of our actions.   Xo one can  understand those secret springs���lhat inner mechanism which moves us to dosertain things
by curtain  impulses.   That one mad moment had been to Keith Athelstone as the
turning-point of hi, liio.   A fiery lempta-
. tion had to lie withstood, or yielded  to.
: He ind chosen to ��lo the latter.
,    With his hot-blooded, impetuous tempera-
' ment���with the knowledge In his heart that
, hc loved this woman beyond and above all
j others In the world, beyond all possibility
i of forgetfulness���he knew also that such a
��� thing as mere cold, prosaic friendship was
an utter impossibility. At some moment
like to-night, whensensesand heart thrilled
with answering rapture, passion ran riot in
his veins, when the aching and longing of
his liio spoke one impetuous desire and
hurled aside all scruples, as tho streneth ot
Samson rent asunder the withe* that hound
his mighty limbs���at some such moment
as this, forms and ceremonies, right and
wrong, all would be .sgain forgotten, and
those words of Lauraine's would he verified
when she said " thore con be no safety
in b.il;1i a compact."
He pa-os to ami fro his rooms���the rooms
��� Lauraine's judgment and choice had selected and furnished���lofty and luxurious
apartments that look out on St. James's
The radiance of the early summer dawn
���beautiful even in a great, oily���is over all
the sky.   A faint breeze rustles the trees���
��� tiie birds sing and chirp among boughs that
arc moist with tne night's rain, just some
tender freshening shower that had fallen
Scarce an hour hefore.
Those young tired eyes of Keith Athel-
stone's look oul ou it all, and a sigh parts
his Iip.=.
"'Jhero are so many women in tho
world," he mutters, as he ceases his restless paring, and comes and leans against
lhe open window. "So many that aro
beautiful and young, and easy to win, and
yet all my life is but a longing for one who
can be nothing lo me.    How hard fate is I"
1 he cool fresh air blows ovor his brow,
but it doos not still its aching. His whole
soul i>: burdened, and bitterly ashamed.
Ho has gained hin   will     lm   Ins   fni-noJ
Lauraine to say, " stay," but all the same
Iiis triumph brings no satisfaction. That
she loves him he knows, but sho is not a
woman to lend herself to tho base frailties
of a lax morality, to sink to tho low level
that pursues its joys iu secret ami smiles
serenely on the face of society at largo.
There would be no playing at innooonco
with her.and she was too proud as well as too
passionate not to suffer intensely in the
Struggle. And then, after all, how wouldit
end -how do these poor pretences ever
end! The barrier is so frail���a look, a word,
n chance mooting, and i: is overthrown, ami
Ho springs impetuously i . his foot bore.
II-. dares not pursue the train of thought
any further.
" i won't think of tho cud," he mutters,
impatiently,    "I shall seo  licr  st	
sullicient unto the day is the -evil���thereof :"
Tno evil?
Might ii come tc that for  Lauraine, and
fot hi":- '.'
" My dear, ' says !., ly Etwynde to Lauraine, as jhesiu ii I boudoi f the itter,
"your rosea looked charming; there was
something so simple md   irtistio  in that
arrangemenl : m I    Horisl
But wh)  li I yo i le,- ������ ���... -,. ii ��� ... _���.-,,,
I fi m i thom Ij  ig on the grass when I
walks  tl en I  is -.. ri ing,  ind   is
n ���-        igh they have       lesubt
ing il o;: own pecu ���'  "     .    .  ...
themin ind out them in water
Laurnine flushes        , and    e
si; I le ... pa ���
" I- I tic ippod them, i - pi ���
)aj i, ben ling over mme crewels
sorting    " [i Isol m oonse, lenee.   I got
Bo many flowers,"
Lad*   Etwynde  elm v. quick .   -
boautiful, troubled face,   ihe   is   ikei   .
wn     liking I        iraine, ind �� ���
with I     :   ... ,.l  ier fantastic a ,>., .;, |
i     si ition
"������- leai i ��� ii k now In her low   hair,
��rd  looks li ng snd tl jhtfullj   n
frini I.
" 1 had not muoh time to speak   .,
la*' night,' il iyi presently| "and . iu
left so suddenly. I was afraid you woro
"Oh no���I was only tired," answers
Lauraine.   " Ffow oharmlng your evening
was.    I rarely hoar such music is al  your
"Yes; Signor Aider! was dolightful,'
agrees Lady Etwynde. " Did you like his
new song, by-the-way?"
"Do you mean the Knglish one?" asks
Lauraine, fcolingan odd littlo thrill at hor
heart as she remembers the passionate
melody which had so moved ami stirred
her,   " H was perfectly exquisite,"
" I wrote hitr. the words," says Lady
Ctwynde, calmly,
" You I" exclaims Lauraine, in Burprise,
" Not that. I believe in suoh sentiments"
continues hor friend, smiling. " for the
mailer of that, 1 suppose no poet is quite
idiot enough to believe thai, he writes, unless thoy uio thing- liko tl 0 ' Honnolr Dab
lads.' liut il (Minds well to talk of I ivo
being ali in all, iho.igli no ono believes ,' :��
���or Indued, wants ii to be. Moonlight
ud kiMM are fill very well, but wo want
some more substantial food in life than
"You don't believe in love, then?"
questions Lauraine.
" Not much. I have outlived that fa'th.
Most women do. At sixteen, you k-.-.nw,
we believe in all men ; at twenty in one;' ai
thirty in none. I believe in none at present, ' I have given myself up to the pleasures of the mind, and thoy suit nie much
bettor.   I am a disciple ot culture."
"I know," smiles Lauraine. "But you
might tind a kindred spirit even there.
What then?"
" Well, I have not much fear of that,"
says Lady Etwynde, gravely. " You see,
the men 1 meet ami associate with are more
ot less hobby-riders, They each have a
special subject, and devote themselves to
it���almost too much so, in fact. Cut I
suppose it is difficult to draw the lino. A
fair and adequate amouut of culture is delightful, but it leads people on to wild
lengths sometimes. 1 am wondering in my
owu mind how far the desire for iis acquisition will lead me. Still, one must
have some object in life���especially if one is
a woman and nol married ; and I shall
never be that."
" Why is it so improbable?" asks Lauraine.
" Why? Oh, becuise I don't care forsuch
a prosaic termination to my liberty fir one
thing, and because I don't believe in men
for another. And society���society as it is
now���has really very little interest for me.
It botes me, in poinl of fact. All thesame,
my dear, the men I meet and whose society
I cultivate are not at all the sort of men to
inspire romantic sentiments���do you think
" Candidly, I dn not," smiles Lauraine.
"And as a woman���however hard she
strives to cultivate her mental powers-
must also have some outlet for tbe weaker
and more sentimental portion of her nature,
I take refuge in writing poetry. It is very
safe, and does no one either good or harm,
which is more than we can say of some of
our modern poels. I have never shaped my
actions by what people think or believe,
and I am not going to begin now. I am
called eccentric, but I would rather be that
than commonplace. You, now, are very
different. You are full to the brim of romance, and you still believe in ' moon light
and kisses.' Unfortunately, I can't preach
a mission to you, for you are married ; and
as for art and culture, well, your position
demands incessant sacrifices, and the higher
good must sillier. Perhaps, after all, it is
best to live for the life about cne, not some
abstract thing lhat only has interest for a
fow. The ono owns a wider range oi sympathy, and has at least the advantage of
being understood."
" 1 think no amount of learning or mental
culture���to use your favourite expression-
should destroy  one's sympathy with lho
common joys, and needs ami sorrows around !
jus," says Lauraine, thoughtfully.   " Life S
, has to be lived ; we can't get over that fact, j
j and to shut ourselves opart in the selfish I
i absorption of one special idea, and sneer at!
j all who cannot understand or cannot pause
' to  investigate it, is really  a sort of sin
i against ourselves and. our fellow beings."
" Ilo you mean that I do that':'' asks
Lady I"rwym!i>. quickly.
" Oh, no : you have plenty of sympathy !
even for those outside the [aie of'culture.':
I But a great many of thoso who surround
| and flatter yon at your .-esthetic court are1
the most prejudiced and narrow-minded
Individuals it has ever been my lol to
" Ah," sighs Lady Etwynde. " I suppose
you are right���it is acase of' a little knowl
e Ige is i d mgerous thing' with so many of
us, I often wonder whether it is best to
tako lifo very seriously, or iaugh at it as j
i good joke.
"Ishould think our own natures could
j alone make either case possible," says Lauraine.
���' But the greatest mistake is to nut your
��� into it." continues Lady   Etwynde. i
" it is liki giving i license to yonr frieuds
I and euemii -... , ������   'I h  pure y si   .- . peo-
p s ire ���      nlj    iss wh - get any real en-
nt out of life ifter ali."
" ll ���-...   i ,   ely bo  enjoyment,"  says
line. ".'. i!   ,- irl fr m love���from
ii inti rests of others���
, slyhappyone,!
in    ������ - -������ mil mbli 1."
'��� We are h   .:..- i very .--ivo conversation for a      rning    ill,"   avs   Lady   Et-
.    -. "���,.-.      .
-'   i ���'-���     Wa      it y  ,, own idea, my
"JS     1- -.-     Mr. A ne suggested
.:,    La iraine   u iwen igain I
, hi .,,
I he are verj
|    Wy\ .
msl     ei  idieu      "But all thi    i
'   leai [i - to him to get
ried,    A ri     -.   n     i u   knocking
ih - * i      i if
I be much hi m u     ,, and
i tha   pi   ��� -,   ami r  an   - i     whal
ou know her, don't
well, absolute      lying 1
"Indeed iiira ne, coldly -.   "I
a waa thi  ioi -  -;
girl  e would admin
" i ne   * ia id i -    Onl, I
i-jppi ii i      ������   -. ...
���->-. i   I ��� -,,    (few York    At lea
,,���    hei   m
" If- has        ���    snl   ee I her n ime to
."answers L        o, v i
������0 Iden, i. irp pain is a    n u i -    ��-,-. ��� .���
isre   ido    ������ r     I  A  lelstom
should I." ���:���> h iteful.
"Ah I   well, f suppo i   liei   I   nothing
In it bnt talk, '       Ktwynde,   " V <,
and he are just like h ither and sistor, He
wonld be lure to h ivo told you."
Brother and sister' A hot, shamed Ro ih
creeps to Lauraine's brow, and spreads
self ovor her face and down to the milk-
white throat, Brothei and sister I and m
In r lips still hums, and in her heart n ill
liv . the -.- ih oi y of that kiss of last ,, g d
Lady Ktwynde goi s, and Lauraim  i I
thorealone, and thinks with shame and torror
,,:' ivhatsho has weakly yleldod   psi
for hi ivisits, bis pres blsold i< oustomed
pi iviloges Mia! the world do-m i so natural
tl il iho us in he no wrong now.   ,u
Hi1 h i n of hor boart lies n bitter con
tempi of hi rsolf and of her folly���It stings
hi 11" boi an ;or with him to a haunting
dread that .nil ovor pursue hor,
And yot   "   "    '   mid yet     '   *   ���
LtlAt'ir.n A.
"My dear Lauraine,"says Mrs. Douglas,
on one of those rare occasions when she is at
Lauraine's house, " isn't il rather bad form
to have Keith dangling after you so much 1
Of course everyone knows you are just
like brother and sister, and Sir Francis is
so kind to him and all that���still, people
will talk, you know, and really nowadays
a woman can't be too careful. Society is
terribly soauailous."
Mrs. Douglas has made one of a dinner
party at the Vavasours', and is at present
sitting by her daughter's Bide in lhc greit
flower-scented drawing-room,
Lauraine quietly waves tho great white
fan of feathers in her liana to and fro, and
look cohTly down at her mother's face.
" Who has been good enough to discuss
my ati'airs with you?" she asks, scornfully.
" Pray don't be offended," says Mrs.
Douglas timidly. "People will talk, you
know, and really Keith's adoration is very
obvious. He never even seems to see there
is another woman in the room when you are
by, It really is not foir to you.' Why
doesn't he marry that Yankee girl who is
always running aftor him ? It would be the
best thing lie could do,
"I will ask him if you wish," says Lauraine, coldly ; " or perhaps Itinlght be better if you put the question yourself."
Mrs. Douglas "feels dooidedly uncomfortable. "I ��in Only speaking foryourgood,"
she says. " For your child's sake you
ought to bo careful. Ot course. Society is
very lax, Mid women can do things nowadays that in my youth would have been
thought, disreputable. Still, you make
yourself quite too remarkable about Keith.
It is far better to have twenty men dangling aftor you than one."
A hoi Hush burns on Lauraine's cheeks,
" 1 decline to discuss my affairs with
anyone," she says, very coldly. "lam
perfectly well able to take care of myself."
" Ah, people always think that," says
Mrs. Douglas, fanning herself leisurely.
" Of course you are your own mistress now,
and can do as you please. I simply give
you a hint. You can't shut people's mouths,
you know.   They will talk."
Lauraine's heart bent quickly, stormily,
beneath its shrouding lacos. A now
trouble seems dawning for her, and yet it
bin rouses in her heart a tierce desire to
brave the world���to laugh to scorn its
whispers. Is she not strong? Has she
not honor -courage, li lelity'.'
" I will not affect to -nisunderstand you,'
she says at hut, looking calmly into her
mother's face as shesp-aks. " You think
Keith might forget���oi I ? But you might
know us better than that. We are not
likely to scandalise Soeiety���be at rest on
that point. Is it not pjssiblo for a woman
and a man to care for each other without
love, and without���shame?
"Possible? ���that nay he," said Mrs.
Douglas. " But probalde���I think not. I
don't believe in Platonics when a man is
under sixty and a woman is forty-five. No
more doos the world. Take my advice,
dear���there is safety in numbers���don't
think only of the attractions of one."
"I am not the sort of woman to make
many friends," Lauraine answers, tranquilly. " And the few 1 really like are more
io me than the whole orewd of others. But
your mrning wat quito iinneocasai-j-.
mother, and I tliink you had very little
right to utter it. "
She rises from her seat as she speaks and
goes towards the other end of tho room,
where the Lady Joan sits radiant and entertaining, being one of the few wise women
who take as much pains to conciliate their
own sex, as to charm the other.
Mrs. Douglas looks nfter her uneasily.
" 1 have done no good," ahe thinks. " Perhaps only harm, liut, after all, she is
warned^and really it is rjuite too ridiculous
to think he can hang about her for
ovor. I thought he vould have had
more sense. And she .ins been married
two years���he ought to have forgotten by
thi- time. As for Lanrarae herself, she was
always so romantic, I don't blame her so
much | but Keith���and what on earth can
lie see in him except that he has long eye-
lashi s ? 1 always thought, him quite stupid
myself, and Lauraine lias mind enough of
her own to like cleverness in other people.
Hut I d.o hope she won't get talked about.
ft would bo altogether too dreadful. There
is Lady dean now���"
Her reflections aro cut short here-a robe of
amber siik srems to Hoat oast liko pale gold
cloud ami disperse itself over thc low chair
and Amhusson carpet by her side. Emerging pale and languid from amidst the cloudy
draperies is the faco of the Lady Etwynde.
Mrs. Douglas greets hers eagerly. Itis
rarely indeod that conventional gatherings
like the proscntarc graced by the presence
of the lovely (esthete,
" Y-s: I mako an exception in favour of
Lady Vavasour," she mys in her soft,
plaintive voice that seems to rebel against
tiie vi ry bui don of speech.    " But Sooioty
is not congenial tj mo.   My tastes and In-
move  ' i very different groove.
Why will people he frivolous?   Life  is
nol  meanl  for e il ina  ami drinking and
���eandalmongerlng.    What  oan it rosily
'������I by Worth, or Pin-
gat, or Elili : or  whoso husband  run off
ictress, oi ivhoso wife got talked
ibo il   ii l! i lingh ii i, or anything else of
��� ��� - ime   Ol'    Yot this is all one hoars
discussed ii     icioi      Ah, when a perfect
culturo lew givei        pe feet understand-
��� ���       ���',,,.    we  shall also  have a
morality    Die soul   will  soar far
.    the 11 us,-., and WO shall look back in
i il      Igni ��� woe we onoo enjoyed,"
"No doubt,    murmurs Mrs. Douglas,
���.', te unable to com pro-
hei I    i,at I.a-iy  Ktwynde moans, bul it
would never do tn let her noroeive it.
" We shall be translator] -advanced, as
it were, ontinm Lady Btwyndo, dreamily, " Wo sliau ' lie baok our gowns, and
impi di I ������ lion ol out limbs. Wo sksn't
orampour bodies Into tho maohinoryof
l.nii'S an I wiros, that givi-s us lhal most
odious of modern inventions���a ' waist.'
Wi shall languish no Uigor for happliosi
and ocmipntlon. Our winds will soar Into
purer other, Ah'hippy days that I ieo in
the dim futuro, and yearn for lu the mists
ol prosonl darkness"
" Exactly," again snorts Mrs. Douglas,
In increasing bewilderment, "But don't
you think 'walsti'are very muoh ad mired."
She possoass a very ileganl figure of hor
om ii, and has hor onsets mado by special
I'p-iioh artist, D theroforo brings no thrill
of blissful exportation toiler thai advanced
civilization preludes such an aooiiuou as
"Admired!" murmurs the Lady Etwynde, dreamily. " By the Philistines-
yes ; by the thoughtful���the advanced���
I he intense���oh, no 1"
" The Philistines I" says Mrs. Douglas,
in growing bewilderment. " I���I thought
corsets were not introduced till the time
ol Queen Elizabeth."
Spaniards and Euccaneera-
As a rule lhe Spanish-American merchantmen wore formidable floating castles. They
might carry 150 of a crew, with a company
or two ot disciplined soldiers. Thoy
mounted many guns of heavy metal. The
musketeers' wcre freely furnished witb
thobe bell-monthod Irabucos which belched
out bullets by the quarter bushel, and were
excessively disagreeable at close quarters;
and they wore clothed m cuirasses or buff,
whicli would turn a ball. Tne poop and
the forecastle were solid forts, and tbo
the former was furnished with semicircular
galleries, trom which the defenders oould
firo with commanding precision. There
wero boarding nettings to be triced to tJio
rigging; and even at the waist, where the
sides wcre the lowest, boarding musl have
been like scrambling up the side of a house,
I f we I urn,   on tlio   other hand,   to the
lit buccaneering craft, it would seem
there was no sort of equality. They were
generally sohooners or brigantines of small
itirden, with tail but tapering spars, carrying a tremendous weight of canvas. Their
guns were necessarily few, though ono or
two were formidable. Thc men at the most
could not he numerous, although picked
away above and below liko herrings in a \on\y by the Indians and Eskimo and by an
occasional adventurous explorer  like Mr.
Warhurton  Pike,   A curious  feature  of
A Survival or llio Glacial Period, Tlilt To-
culler Animal Is Only Pound In llie
Folnr !ti;;!iina.
While the political worldns listening
with interest to thc proceedings of the international arbitration for the settlement of
the question of tho ownership of the fur
seal, the scientific world is showing a deeper interest in another creature whoso habitat is now confine 1 to tlie northern part of
this continent, for it i.s announced that the
Zoological Society of Croat Britain has just
offered five hundred pounds apiece for live
specimens of tlie musk ox. No Arctic animal is bettor known by name, yet few are
less familiar by sight. Wc are fortunate in
possessing one magnificent specimen, for
which we aro indebted to the generosity of
Mr. Warhurton Pike, tho famous traveller,
and which has been superbly mounted by
Ward, of Rochester. It is on view in the
Geological Survey rooms at Ottawa, and is
in itself woll worth a visit to the Capital,
for there is small probability of a superior
specimen ovor being secured, At one timo
a roamer along thegteatglsoial sheet which
covered this northern hemisphere during lhc iato ice ago, the musk ox has
retreated so far into tho Polar wilds that it
is not to be found south of the sixteenth
parallel of latitude, It is nnw confined altogether to America, having died out of
Asia and Europe, and on this continent it
has retired to the last of the .Mackenzie
river, although it was undoubtedly at ono
time abundant on thc shores of Behring
Strait. Il'rom tho Mackenzie all over the
dreary islands of tho Arctic sea, and across
Smith Sound to Greenland, it is atill tolerably   plentiful, its  haunts being invaded
Where they exceeded was in thc seamanship and dexterous mancouvoring. In certain light winds thoy had it all tlieir own
way. If tlicir luck was good, tho enemy's
gunners would liro wide of the small and
shitting mark. Their very audacity often
saved them disaster, for at the closest
quarters it was impossible to depress the
guns so as to do them serious damage.
When they did board, there was no need
to give the watchword���death or victory.
Tiiey were lighting not only with ropes
round their necks, but with thumbscrews
and hot gridirons in the more romote prospective. That accounts for tho animation
they threw into the attack, but we confess we arc still mystified by the triumphs
that crowned their audacity. For even the
buccaneers never denied tbe Spanish pluc,
and the Spaniards were likewise fighting
for existence.���[Blackwood's .Vlagazlno.
Reforms! by Surgery-
A patient in a Glasgow hospital had received an injury which had resulted in
melancholia. Though formerly a happy
husband and falher.he now repeatodly contemplated themurdor of his wifo und children, There was no phenomena connected
with motion in any start of the body by
which the injury could he located ; but it
was discovered by that careful,clsse investigation for which this sirgeon is so well
known that,immediately after thc accident,
for two weeks he had suffered from what is
called "physical blindness," or "mind blindness," that is to say, his physical sight was
not at all affected, but his mind was not
able to interpret what he saw. He knew
that, as was customary, his New Testament
was lying by hia side, b���t wllen he looked
at it he was utterly unable to recognize It,
While, however, his mental sight was thus
affected, his sense of touch was pcrfcct,and
when he passed his hand over tho smooth
leather cover of his well known book and
felt the deep-indented letters on the back
he recognized it as his familiar friend ; but
when he opened it, the printed words wero
unknown symbols to him, This gavo the
key to the injury. He located on thc out-
sjdo of his skull this A-shaped convolution
known as the 'angular gyrus' and found on
removing a button of bouo that a portion
of the inner layer of the hone had become
detached and was pressing iu the brain
substance. The button of bono was removed from tbe brain, and after removing the
splinter, was replaced in its proper position. 'The man gol well, and, although
still excitable, lost entirely his homicidal
tendencies and returned to work.
The Fluctuation in Jay Gou'.d s Wealth-
Jay Gould's millions arc subject to more
ups and downs in the world than is the
average lot of man. When he died he left
slocks valued at ��70,000,000. These securities increased in value rapidly until Jan.
20, when tho (ioulil estate was worth in
the market 812,000,000 more than when its
creator died. But all that profit and
several nillions more besides have been
wiped out by recent events in Wall street.
Wheu the market closed on Juuo the ,'"
thc Gould trust securities woro worth
80,000,000 less than on the day Jay Gould
died. Even that was bettor Ihan their
condition a month ago. On May 5 tho
Gould block of Western Union, Manhattan
and Missouri Paoifio was worth about
$81,000,000 or 89,000,000 less than on Dec.
I, when Mr.lloiild died.   The zL'Z.ag of the
Gouldmllllons in these few months make an
Interesting study in big figures. Taking
870000,00:1 as a basis, it is seen that, the
estato has touabed as high a limit as
881,000,000 and as low a one as SUI ,000,000,
a fluctuation of $21,000,000.
Darine Robbery by Bandits-
Senor Pedro Maine, a wealthy mine
owner of Monterey, Mexico, was on his way
to tho mine with a largo sum of money he
had Union out of the bank thore to pay his
bonds, Son ir MRirzo was wiih ono of his
agents in a carriage, and they had '-'."illlIdols,
of the monoy, all of whicli was in gold, in a
couple of canvass bagf. Three mounted
mon followed the carriage, cairying 1000
dollars each, When they bad almost roach-
sd the mine one of the mounted men lagged
bohlnd, vvIio11 a sudden volley fired from an
ambush killod tbo agont in thc carriage and
one of the mounted men. Thc coachman
whipped the horres, and Senor Mairze and
Ibo two other mounted men escaped.
When they reiohed the mine a posse was
hastily organized, Thc bandits six in number, wero pursued, and four of them captured, who will be laken to the scene of the
murder and shot. The man with the 1000
dollars,   who was  laeging behind  at lho
timo of the aiiack, disappeared, and has
not been hoard oi since,
As a rule, womon havo better eyesight
than men.
tho movements of this animal lias boon its
steady trend eastward, which has now
brought it over to the east coast
of Greenland, beyond which, of course,
it cannot go. Until Kane's expedition in
1S53 it was not known to be au
in habitant of Greenland, and yet iu
18"1 Koldeway's German expedition came
upon it on Sabine island and other parts of
the east coast. It would seem, in short,
that the musk ox there is increasing, nnd
in consequence extending its range. As
this eastern coast is accessible almost every
summer, an excellent opportunity now presents itself for some enterprising Cauadain
to have the exciting experience of Arctic
adventure, combined with thc chance of
making thc expedition pay for itself by
bringing back a return cargo of musk ox,
wbioh, either dead or alive, would be certain to command a prompt and profitable
niarkot. It is to be hoped that tbo legitimate ambiticn.of a scientific society to poa-
sess ono or two good specimens of this
vcnormblc species will not have the eliect
of promoting its too imminent cxtiuclion.
llerrlble Tales Whicli Hestroy Slumber
uml Make n Body .Vi-voui.
" I wish I wcre able to writs all the go-
to-sleep stories that aro told to the littlo
folks all over tho Und every night," said a
tender-hearted mother tho other day. "It
makes me positively sad to think of the
small brains that are filled with distorted
images, hobgoblins, ogres, giant*, and the
like, just as reason is losing its hold upon
thom for several hours. 1 don't tliink
mothers realize what an influence upon a
child's life, and cviii upon its life after it
has ceased to be a child, is exerted hy this
apparently trifling matter of how it goes to
" Every night when I watch my little
daughter working off tho big thoughts that
sweep over her brain, as her tired body
begir.s to relax while hor mentality seems
to be brielly and proportionately stimulated, I tremble to think of the harm that
could be done to her or any child���for
Mabel is not an abnormal child in any way
���by an ig orant nurse or thoughtless
"The fact that every normal child cries
out for a bed-time story shows that its
menial nature needs it just as its physical
nature craves sweets. You want to givo
yo'ir child pure candy, so givo him the unadulterated story. Leave oul tho fearful
personalities, the grim and gigantic figures
���theso, oven if they are properly vanquished by the gallant hero, aro too distinct for
the crib-side tale.
"Sit down by your little one's bed, and
spoak low and evenly. Weave a fanciful
but quiet storv that tells of pretty fairies
and birds and flowers and droning bees and
loving little boys and girls-these woo
sleep to the weary but active brain, not
with the suffocating pressure of the gathering storm lit with lurid flushes, but with
thc soft clouds of the sunset horizon lhat
change from rosy pink to tender enveloping
gray, and gradually deepen into restful
fndurance of Bark-
It does not seem to havo been noted that)
bark resists lho destructive power of lho
element) to a much greater degree than lht
woody substance An Interesting Illustration of this camo beforo tho writer recently.
A large block of greenhouses was erected
some twenty-live yoais ago, and on a piece
of ground on whicli had been grown large
quantities of osage orange plants, the roots
of which penetrated deeply into thc ground.
Ou the removal of these greenhouses recently, these old roots of the osage orange wero
found to ho et ill in existence so far as tho
hark which enclosed them was concerned-
hut the wood which tho bark enclosed had
decayed entirely away, leaving huge lengths
of bark-liku hollow pipes pushing through
the clay. It furnished a new thought as lo
tho manner in which water is conveyed
through the soil-hollow roots, or rather
roots represented by tho hark, furnishing
excellent oondult) by which water can easily
pass lo great depths in the ground.
He Found Bim-
Barney,"  said a  master to his
'did you find thc genlloman ?"
sir," replied he, "by  me sowl I
"So !   And what did he say ?
"Say 1���the gintleman say ! May I nover
touch a dhrop o' whiskey if he said a word
tome, or 1 to him."
"Well, but what did you go for, thon !
Did you not tell me that you found him t"
"Ves, by mc sowl, and so I did���I found
him out ���"' Bow Tbey Used to ba Treated and How
Tiwy are Treated Mow.
History of tlie lutrofluctlon of tin- t��rui
Disease Iuto sew lirunswlck-IIorulc
��� oikIui-i ofiiie Montreal Nuns,
Twenty-live miles south of Caraqtiet, X.
V., lies the village of Traoadie-St. Joseph
de   Iracadie  is its  full name-with  its
lararett) for lepers.   The Tracadio lliver, a
picturesque stream, brimful in spring and
{all, but shallow enough In summer, runs
into the sea near by, and is the only pleasant feature of a desolate landscape.   The
Village consists of a number of fishermen's
huts with a store or two.   The soil is cold
and barren, about the only crop that comes
to perfection being black oats.   The people,
Aoadiana ,vith a mixture of Scotch, Irish,
ami Micmac, fish a little and farm a little,
lliey nre Roman Catholics and possess af
small church, built years ago  by Father
Gauvreau, known iu  these  parts  as the
chaplain of the lepers long beforo Father
Oamien became celebrated iu Hawaii.   The
lazaretto is an ugly,  barn-shaped, wooden
building of two storic3.    Upstairs are tho
dorm;lories,  downstairs the rooms where
the inmates eat and  while awav the day.
At present there are fifteen of thom in the
various stages of tho disease.   The nuns in
Oharge live In a small wooden wing atlaehed
to the leper house.   A chapel, or rather an
altar, is so arranged  that tbo bedridden
patients can participate in tho service. The I
buildings are clean enough, but are old and
unsuitable.    Whitewash and  chloride of
lime are freely used, hut the atmosphere is
foul, especially in winter, when the dormer!
windows aro nailed up and tho stoves are [
blazing with firo.   Or. A. 0. Smith is the
surgeon.   The institution is maintained by
tiie Dominion Government and forms part
ot the quarantine service.   The greensward
run its course.   The lepers worked as long
as they were able, married and had chib
dren, and when the end was near wont to
bed and died their terrible death without
seeing a doctor.   It was not until 1SS4 that
the Government of New Brunswick took
the matter in hand aud opened a close hospital on Sheldrake Island.   A local Health
Board, with the powers of a vigilance committee, had charge.    The fisherman who
was unlucky enough   to  be  driven upon
Sheldrake was entombed for lhc rest of
bis days, for it was an inflexible rule that i
a person  who  once  touched  the  island |
should not leave it alive.   One or two women were employed to do chores.     When
tbey washed the clothes they used hooks
and sticks; when  they  had  cooked   tlie
food they handed it out with tongs.    No
attempt was made to alleviate the sufferings of the inmates.    A doctor called occasionally, but there was no organized system of treatment.   The lepers waited on
themselves, and
as best they could. Many of them became
insane. Apart from the amount of suffering,
"every specie! ol vice flourished along With
every form of inhumanity," That is how
Father Gauvreau summed up the history
ol Sheldrake. Members of the Health board
plundered tiie Institution, Two persons not
infected at all were shut up by relatives
who profited by their incarceration. Harrowing scenes took place whin tlie constables
wont to arrest a leper. His friends usually
offered violent resistance, and on being overpowered followed him and his captors to
the boataml filled the air with lamentation
and curses, Tiie hospital was suoh a hell
that the lepers preferred lo hide in the
swamps and dio alone. Some escaped to
Gaspe. Others committed suicide. More
than oue gol oil' to the United States.
Tlie building at  Tracadie   was  erected
nearly forty years ago, and at first was not
u,���ol0, uci,,^ unwilling ro aumii mat it is a
family visitation. They say they are far
better cared for in the lazaretto than they
would be at home, are diligent in prayer
and in hearing the reading of ihe religious
books by the Sisters, and most of them are
ss contented as persons in tlicir dreadful
plight could be expected to be. So long as
they are able to lake outdoor exercise the
men are tractable enough, but when the
disease degins to tell on them they sometimes get beside themselves from despair
and will run away if not watched. Dr.
Smith reports that one escaped to the
United States in 1S3S. The nuns are not
locked up lor life, When their health
breaks down they return to Montreal, and
either go back to Tracadie on their recovery
or are succeeded by other nuns from the
Hotel Dieu. The reports which they send
to their superiors are never printed, so that
the world knows nothing of tlieir heroism.
maa  /IHU UCUMJi,
They En^a-ere in lieadly Combat
or Aerolites.
i,l Iiy a
On Mav 20
the fragments
about ton milt
a meteoric sti -io i ��� ��� Iod
falling nloi: '���'��� ivei ''reel:
;e above its junction ll
ivir, Washinglon Stale,   Ai
���'.  p.   in,   on   that   day   there occurred
fifteen  or  twenty short,  shor
following   each  other
sicn.     'The fi
bin all wt
^^^^ lepoits
iu  quick   succos-
st report was the  loudi t,
was 1
��� ere clear and distinct.   The
no si
nearly twenty-livo milea a rav.
The  I�� ni in in or That  node on   tbe  Fast
" I had my first ride on a lightning express train last week," said ti, Toronto
drummer, " During iwo hours of the trip
the momentum was terrific, flow did 1
know it? Pro if was plentiful an 1 convincing. The telegraph polos passed us so
rapidly I could liken them only to -heteeth
of a fine tooth comb. The wire.-1 couldn't
seo at all. Tho speed was such that the
eye was unable to fasten itself to a near-by
object of anything less than six inches inl
diameter. Closely behind us was a cloud
of dust as thick as the proverbial london
fog. In this cloud were mixed stones and
pieces of rook that had been literally pulled
from thoir earthen or stoney sockets by
the suction created by the train. They
tumbled around In mid-air and knocked to-
Tho Terrible Encounter or n Louisiana
Han Hlih a I'nniUer-llolh Flghl Willi
Desperate Courage
A despatch from Lake Charles, La,, to
the Philadelphia Times, says: James Kcl-
ley, employed an the sugar plantation of
Colonel It. M. Hardwiek, situated near this
place, recently had an exciting time of it
with a panther, which gave him a closo
shave with death. Kelley had boen to town
and was returning homo armed only with a
new hoe which ho had just purchased, when
a noiso in tiie undergrowth lining the sides
oi lhc railway track dowu which he was  .....   .���������, ,, 	
walking excited bis attention. Supposing "',.,, ,,| Kils n�� b*V8llllg ftltl��n >�� tail to bc only a cow or calf he took i,o in. ! Ct, a"',tl'e "oise "���'*- ���"���������k0
ther notice of it, but passed the spot. As ,'! ,""'���" Pr ���'��������, * ""owing the re-
be did so, thc panther flow at film with KLl, ',D,!.80unci "��� her*ri1 �� *f
great fury, and taking him entirely by S*.!. mL dy mWn&8vvi/t1)' throu8h
surprise, felled him to' the earth. Kelley '? ' . }H wot* W0,'ki"S ��' thick heavy
stretched his full length on the track with ,' ,\l',' th(-'re'0^ oould see nothing,
the animal, which had thrown itself on his I \ , ' �� laSmif�� fed close entn**1-
back, lying under him. Ho attempted to , ,, , 'll,c ��>;"����d.
rise, but thc panther clinging to him and :," A * ,','c of V'0 explosion J. W, Gerl-
digging every moment its terrible claws ciZ nA. g 1���$ ""* ,r'*il "1' Beav<*
deeper into his Ilesh he only succeeded in | n A , ,, *!e*-rt ''* but at first supposed
rolling off tho traok, for, knowing it was! , ' ,7 ll"".'1'"'\ A few momenta later ho
"ear the hour for the afternoon train, he a!5��� ,"8, ,*'\il-S������nd abovementionod,
feared being run over. This done he tried | ,,.",., , ' "P *,�� 'A whtaet " *-���'���'���<������
throwing lrfmsolf from side to side in an on- ��t,?,T,i ,    lo"',ler' ""'���' a st0"6
dearer to dislodge his enemy and finally I...',..    ,. S'"T} "ot fl*r from whore ho
A party of engineers surveying en the Ne'l-
sonandlortSheppardRailway were work-
tig m the vicinity. Ai first thoy thought
tho noise was thunder or a railroad bla-
but  the
i. ugh to be
of rock from the end of a tunnel" through
which we had just emerged. It tumbled
and bumped along ,.fter us until we reached
gether, the sound resembling that made by
  ^^_^_�� . ^       _  ; castanets.
md about is well kept and runs down to ' managed any: belter than Sheldrake.   The I    " As we ran through one town at eighty
the beach, where the lepers fish and bathe. I provincial Government imagined lhat the j miles an hour, we tore a big jigged piece
Here segregation is complete.   The natives! disease could he got rid of by simply im-
shun the place, and the Caraqtiet Railroad j prisoning the sufferers, whereas it exists iu
brings few visitors from the world outside,  'be blood of a  number of  families  and is i , o      -
The whole coast, from Gaspe down to I liable to break out perl.ap3 for generations I a bridge, where it fell through an opening
Pointe du Chene, where you can cross to i lo come. Through the ellorts ot the Hon. in the floor into the river beneath. Two
Prince Itdward Island is squalid to the I T.W, Anglin, formerly member for the i men were just under it in a rowboal; it
last degree. Thc peopie are poverty slrick-1 county, tho Dominion Government was in- j crashed through the bottom of their boat,
t.i and excee'dingly superstitious. Cham- j duoed to take charge of the place in 1ST!), i but fortunately missed its occupants."
plain in his day gave tho region the name Prior to that a band of nuns from the j The drummer paused, took six long, deep
of being uncanny. The sea in tho Baie des; Hotel Dieu in Montreal came down at the ! breaths, and went on.
Chaleurs was haunted by the Gougou, a request of Bishop Rogers and offered their "We tore through another town, and
.,���.., ,,, ��� ���-__��� i services as nurses.   Wlien the nuns took j the engine whistled as we  passed their
HIDEOUS FEMALE MONSTER, ,      ,, ,1   ,   i i-  ,    a        ,<������-,, ni, ���        i .1
..... 1 possession thev pulled down a high board | principal saloon,    ihe natives knew the
which hissed^ at the approach of man, and  fenoe bristling" with spikes that surrounded [ whistle had heen blown, for they could see
       ed out  ''-*���-'* ���������'-���-'���'	
was iu the habit  of seizing Indians and  tj]e buildini*
*i  ^^^^        I -
remained  helpless
thrusting chem into
anatomy, where  they
until it was ready to devour them,
sack was so large that it would have con
tained Champlain's vessel. Sieur Prevert
of St. Malo, while prospecting, rau across
the monster in its lair, and lhe Indians
who woro with him hid themselves. Cham-
plain's story, which is gravely told in h
! on the ci
; sea cow or morsle fro-
,  ������      1    ,  .   I �������> "auiuiaim ja��gi(ou aim the old wooden the steam as it issued forth from tho brass
1 sack or pocket in its | bedsteads and set firo to them, and the bed-1 cylinder; but they couldn't hear the noise
'R,'0?" I clothes as well, and effected sweeping reform  until three minutes after we had passei
���I'1151 in the entire internal economy. The Health , Vou see, we were going so fast the sound
? con. 1 j)0iu.,i WA1 virtually abolished and the nuns | couldn't keep up with ua
made supreme. Thoy nurse, wash and care |    "Off in the distance wts a mountain, the
for the lepers with their own hands, sub- side of which was covered with blotches of
ject to the advice of the surgeon.   Instead j snow left over from last winter, I suppose,
i of being treated as criminals,  the patients j I turned local! the attention of a friend
,,. ���"    ���- -- e-"--'i ���""""��� his have a oomfortable home and are allowed I who sat in an opposite seat In it.   He im-
\ oyages, was probably based on the oir-1 t0 Btr0** about the grounds, to lish, shoot, I mediately stepped over to my window, but
cumstance that the sea cow or morsle fre- um* g0 boating. The result is that those I we couldn't see any snow. While he was
quentod tnese waters, lho bnllard de la afflicted, have no longer to be hunted down I stepping from his" scat to mine we had
Magdeleine, a weird cry that comes from '      r* *
the sea at the mouth of 'the River Magde- j LIKE WII,D nl! lST9'
lcine, is still believed in by old fishermen, j but are brought to the Sisters or come of
it is the voice, they say, of one of tho Gaspe their own accord as soon as the disease
wreckers, who used to lure ships to de- manifests itself. Tiie number of patients is
struetion, asking for prayers for his tor- diminishing. AtSheldrake there were often
mented soul.    In reality, it is a sobbing! as many as fifty atone time in the hospital
��. , i *"���'"? ""j1, l\. ",a."R'i' of 1',OS0 who ! of the lli3eaae ia ll|e appearance of white
are o die betore the St. Martin. But noth-! patches on the bod,. This is accompanied
ng in he numerous legends and myths of by a high fever, whioh distends the eyes,
the people is so dreadful as the sober his- j The white spots change to a chocolate color
Kvn- -i,-''?'���   ia n   m   ,  , and the limbs begin to swell.   Uy and by.
Ij pe, ts are referred to Dr. Taohe's report fever continuing all the while, ulcers ap-
M the British Government in 1887, or to pear, and the skin and Ilesh are looso and
th ^writings of Dr. Benson, Dr. Belleleuille, I marked with ridges. The fingers and toes
d���!l, 1' ,��V" .V0���""' wl��"b would ! contract.the fecund legs become insensible
doubtless be furnished to any medical mau to pain and the voice grows thin and piping
by the Government of Now Brunswick, A \ like that ofa cretin, the eyes and nostrils
leite. addressed to Attorncy-Oencral Blair,; arc disfigured, tho mouth is deformed, then
at   J-rodenoton  would  certainly  receive,! the throat is attacked, and the leper ap-
insensibility to   pain in
attention,    Mr,   Blair  is  the provincial j pears to
Premier, and takes a deep interest in the
subject.   The origin of the disease is stir-  The 	
rounded with mystery. Tho natives have , ijm(,s j6 so great that lepers sitting by thc
a tradition that a vessel from the Levant j slove have "been severely burnt without
was driven ashore at Tracadie, and that the ( knowing it. I should say the last task a
sailors who wintered there or the clothing j refined woman would care to undertake is
washed upon the beach communicated it to j that
a family, now extinct,   of the  name  of
nursing a  Tracadie   leper.   The
eoojiir,   Another story is that it t
sights aro   shocking beyond  description.
aT .,    , .,
���j ia mat it was  Nevertheless, the nuns arc always cheerful,
brought by a shipwrecked Norwegian ves-; They gat a knowledge of medicine at Mont-
sol; a third thai it first appeared in a Scotch
family at Miramichi, the head of which had
made a voyage ina vessel from Marseilles to
Cyprus. Other accounts equally probable
or improbable abound, but it is now goner-
real, and from their long experience here
can tell to a month or so how long a new
patient is likely to live. Some patients
display extraordinary vitality, o.hers die
Uy believed that thedisease" arose from the '' W^J' Sl���, !'"' d��- Perma"l)nt ems
squalor, filth, low diet, aud i. t nn r, i LT ?' T''" Pa,"e?tS wll,oaPPearal
01 the natives themselves Thn W"T I t0 bo ?llrCl1 mA wer.�� discharged returned
tahhsl:  "
IllltS OS- 1
n.-hed amission atMiscou for the Indians
in I (i'i1.). Frenoh settlers went to barter and
lisb, but soon
broke 1
(in a short time to die.    liut" lhe
1 length of life of the patients has incroasei.
in consequence of the improved treatment,
and, better than all, the diseaso,  which as
A i'Kiti.iar DISEASE has been said,haunts certain families belong-
out, fn 18.1" Pore Turgis buried the ���"S l0 Tracadie, Caraquet, Pocliomouohe,
leader? of the settlement, and then ho bim-! Nequao, and Shippegan, is now kept well iu
self gave up the ghost.   Other Jesuits from j band,
Quebec took up his work. The whites died \ Tho disease has never been known to at-
so fait that Indians had to he employed to j tll'Jk a person wiio lived on a fairly geneious
bury thom. The sufferers were first soizod | '''et '*m' kept himself nnd his surroundings
with malaria aud then wasted away iu an un- j clean, infected families have grown out of
accountable manner. Pore Dolbeau lost the " by changing their diet and abode The
use of his limbs, and in his voyage to IBM have been In the hospiial since IS70,
France for treatment the powder magazine j but not one of them has boen attacked,
of the ship took lire and, as the Relations   'be disease was not uncommon yean
havo it, ho was "blown lo heaven," In
1787 another Btrango disease or perbapi
thesame one, visited thc oast and carried
off 80.1 persons from the Miramichi distriot
alone. Beaubnir.lhe Governor,was amongst
them, Tlie bodios were burie 1 at Beau-
bail's Point, but their graves were torn
open through the wearing away of the
banks of the Miramichi River. The vessel
which conveyod Wolfe's body to England
ran ashore there, and a boat's crew who
lauded to obtain water, were massacred.
Thc Captain retaliated by killing a number I
of natives and burniiiK the Catholic chapel
at Neqtiae. Ho reported thai there was a
pestilence prevailing al that time,
Whether those diseases had any connection, noar or remote, with leprosy, no one
knows. Tho coast is bleak and sterile and
full n' swamps, which cannot, be hoalibful.
For generations the people have lived
fish, oats, and potatoes, Thoir houses
stifling in winter, ovory crack being ol
to exclude tho frost, and biting east wind :
while in summer it is apparent to the least
Bonsitivo nose that they are Ignorant of tin-
virtues of drainage, The Iirsl oase of
leprosy Booms to havo beon delected iu 1817,
I on
. ago lu
tho wretched coast settlements in Capo
Breton, hut appears to have died out, It
is hereditary in the sense of sticking to a
family that remains jubjeot to bad conditions
of living, but it frequently skips a genera-
lion. Father and mother may be topers and
the children clean ; conversely, the parents
may bc clean and the children lepers. The
case of the Robiehauds of Tracadie was a
curious one. Francois hobichaud was thrice
married, and each of his wives died of
leprosy, though two belonged to non-leprous families, while ho remained freo from
the disease to the ond of his days. A French
doctor, La Billois, who settled up tbe coa^
forty years ago, treated a number of lepers,
and thought ho had cured ten whose names
ho gave, but afterward the whole ten died
of it. In Li Billon's time lepers, like
lunatics, wcre regarded hereabouts as the
accursed of Cod. Tiiey were knoeke
with clubs by the health constat,"
WM placed
ROtJ.Vn TIIKIH  IlOlilF.-,
and thoy wore drsgged to tho boat or
thrown intoawaeou,   This was one of the
l from the middle agos,   1 have on-
with lepers of Tracadie, and they all
, a noose
rounded a curve and we were ou the other
side of the mountain."
"Tbe train must have been going pretty
last," ventured a bystander, who had stood
with open mouth during the recital.
"Pretty fast!"   Thc drummer bestowed
look of withering contempt upon   the
ther.   "If you must talk, man, talk sense.
It might have occurred to you that we were
not standing still; if so, don't mention the
lea to anyone.   It wil bc your passport
an asylum.
"But as I was sayinp   On the river we
I passed a steamer with i record of twenty-
five miles an hour,   lhc JIary was g ling
i our way and was openei out, judging from
j the water she throw up in front and from
j the black ;mokc that po.ired from her fun-
I nels.   But, actually, we went by her so
I rapidly lhat had I not noticed how she was
| heading, I would have thought she was
' going in an opposite direction.
I    " We pa-sod through aheavy rain storm.
| It was one that we had seen a long way
I ahead���wc had overtaken it, and were soon
in the midst of it.   In fi teen minutes we
had left it in tho far rear.   It soon became
ower I apparent to me that the forces of nature
1 were not in it with our trim.
" The people in the towns along the route
through which we went vithout stopping
seemed to take the deepe.-l interest in the
fast train. The carpente* about to strike a
nail left his hammer in nidair and turned
quickly that he might nit lose a second's
sight of us. The housewife left her red-hot
flaliron to burn through the bosom of hor
husband's shirt, and rat to the door to
Citch a glimpse of us. 'lhe toper in the act
of raising a glass of heir to his lips ran
with the mug to the outT steps and blew
at us the ' collar' from tlie foaming beverage, The child taking his intc-Sunday bath
jumped, streaming and naked, from tho
tub, kicked up his heols snd waved a towel
at us in huge delight.
" The old and lhe yoiiu; took thc innovation in different ways. The former���the
whito-haiicd people, I nean���shook their
heads and clapped theii hands in a helpless sort of way, as much as to say i ' This
world is a-gettin' loo fast for us i it's time
we wore leavin' of it." The younger generations cheered us on will a truly progressive Bplrlt,
"The limit of our speed was reached
when the car-wheels bogau to turn in an
opposite direction. I cannot begin to explain the phenomenon, I never knew before that thoro was a limit to Iheir turning
power, and that when this limit was readied they would kick and act stubborn
like tl.o old mule they hud superseded.
Anyway, wc had to slow down, for there
was no holp for us.
" 1 hunted up the conductor when wn
reached the next stopping place.
"' How fast wero wo going when the
wheels went back on us?" waa lho first
question I put.
'"Ninety-six miles an hour,' was the
suave answer.
" I thought hc was 'stringing mc,' sol
saw thc engineer and asked Iiim the same
" ' Ninety miles an hour,' lie said,
"'The Pullman car condiiclor called it
eighty-five and the negro porter eighty
" You sec, I am not the only liar iu the
managed to free himself. Taking advanta^.
of llio one moment's respite lie ran back to
the spot where be had first boen attacked,
aud secured the hoe whicli ho had dropped
in the surprise of the assault, and a8 tho
panther flew at him with distended claws
and gaping mouth he aimed a blow at its
head, but owing to lhe rapidity of tho animal's movements hc failed to inflict a wound
to stay it, and only succeeded in cutting a
gash in one of the creaturcs's jaws. This
seemed to
and with a scream it threw itself onco more
on the man, who, already weakened by thc
loss of blood from the wounds on his back,
fell with the panther on his breast across
one of the rails.   The animal now sought
to seize his throat with its fangs, and it
was only with the greatest difficulty that
he kept it from doing so.   At this moment
the almost fainting man heard the whistle
of the train as it reached the station here, |
and realized that without au effort h, would
soon die the fearful death of being run over,
and collecting what strength was left him
he endeavored to throw bis enemy off, but
the big cat, clawing the Ilesh of his bre ist
almost iuto ribbons, clung to him desperately, snapping at his face and throat, giving him all he could do to parry these attacks.   Nearer and nearer came the train
thundering out its warning to the struggling man, and just as the engine camo
wilhin a couple of yards of him, he rose
with the energy of desperation, and rolled
off the track,  ailing within a few feet of
the cars as they tore past him.    So close
was this shave that the panther received a
gush of steam   vhich the engineer, who had |
seen Kelley's plight, but not .in time to
was standing. He searched for it, but the
bushes wore so thick he oould not find it
and tho fragment evidently was small. I-M
MoLood, who is building the "tote'' road
for Contractors Peier Larson & Co., says
that the report seemed to have .-omo out of
the sky almost directly above tbe place
he was working, A fragment fell within
fifty feet of him, and, although it buried
itsolf in the earth he succeeded in digging
it out. The specimen would weigh four or
five pounds. One or two other (ragmen's
were observed to fall, and two laborers wero
ncariy struck.
On thc following day James Hislop of thc
engineer corps was talking topograpy near
whero Ed, McLeod found his specimen, and
while so doing came upon a hole in lbs
earth about the size of a badger hole, am,
evidently freshly made, as loose earth ha
fallen back in it. The hole was at about a,
angle of 80 or 7" degrees. Togethci with
E, L. McNair and Oito Austin, also of the
engineer corps, they made an excavation,
and at a length of about three feot came
upon a rock weighing about twenty-live
pounds, which was exactly similar to the
piece found by Ed. McLeod. It was taken
to camp and is now in Mr. Hislop's
possession. Other fragments, and probably
larger ones, fell, but as they scattered three
or four miles apart, and the country is
mountainous and thiok'y timbered, thero is
liltle chance that any moie will be found
Onr i'osiiiiiirs l:nsui'|iiissed by any Conn
Iry In llie World.
Sir Oliver Mowat, in bis opening speech
stop the train', discharged at'thc raging! before the lato Liberal convenlion, pointed
,    ' .     -. ���       ��� out that Canada is to-day more populous
and iu many respects more advantageously
situated than was the neighoring republic
a few years after it became an Independent
nation, He showed also that the resources
of Canada, tor tne purposes ol agriculture
and commerce, are immense and unsurpassed by any competitor. We have, he said,
probably the finest forests in the world ami
the richest fisheries; our country abounds
in minerals, too ; we have treasures of coal
and iron and <
beast. It sprang into the air with a shriek
as the scalding steam struck it full in the
face, but seeing Kelley lying exhausted
near returned to the attack with undiminished fury,    Oeelug tl,n| Ids p^ril   >va�� uot
over, Kelley managed to crawl
into which thc animal rushed blindly and
hung for a brief moment, which be utilized
in again securing the hoc.   The length of
the handle making it an awkward weapon,
he broke it off within a foot of lhe blade,
and as tho panther camo round his  bulwark of bu-lies met it with a blow that lay
bare its skull for several inches and drenoh-
ed L-otli him nud lhe animal with blood.
But with   greit strength and pluck  the
creature rushed on yelling like a demon,
although blinded with the  ruddy stream
from its wound,   Parrying this, however,
by crouching to one side the man slruck
al the bea.-t again and again, but only succeeded in inflicting  flesh wounds  which
sorved to madden it without rendering it
unable to carry on the conflict.   Covered
with blood and dust the Ito rolled over
an' over in a close embrace, the panther
scratching with all four feet, and essaying
to lay hold of the man's exposed neck,
while the la., ir, seizing its throat, endeavored lo choke the creature off.   As soon as
it was possible the engineer of the train
that had just passed halted and sent two of
tho brakemen back to Kelley's assistance.
The only weapon to be found was an old
army revolver, which had not been firo I
sii co 1865, and armed with this and an I tm
bu- the two trainmen ran hack to where
Kelley and the animal had boon seen.   The
two antagonists had paused, breathless and
panting, the man nearly unconscious, while
opper and silver and gold and
nickel. Two-thirds of tho wheat area of
North America are in Canada. We have
climate and soil which arc specially adapted1
for raising the best wheat, the best barley,
the best horses and the best cattle in the
world, and for producing tho best cheese.
Most important of all, our country is inhabited by people who havo in them tho
stuff for citizenship. Canadians who, either
in mature life or in early manhood, go to
the United States as affording i larger field
for their activity, compete successfully
there in every walk of life with natives of
that country who have had like advantage""
of education and otherwise.
X ileal Deplorable Accident Which lira
ll,iu,cd Munrnliig In Jollellr, Quebec.
A Montreal despatch says:���Tho neighboring town oi Jolietto is wrapped in the
deepesl gloom, that locality being the scene
of a very sad drowning accident which look
place i a,- yesterday afternoon, A party of
vill-,.; rs had boon up L'Assumption river
up ui ii picnic excursion, and were returning
home before dark. At a place called ll.d/i-
nett, where the river is about 100  feet in
the panther was snarling, but too exhaust- ' width and vety deep, one of the ocoupants
ed to move.   But at the signl of the two  of a canoe containing five persons lost hi.
When a man is thrown
saloon hc seldom rol urns
power behind the thrown.
He (pleadingly)���" Won
bodily out of n
to look for tin
_ you love me if
1 were "rich':" Slie���" I can't say ur to that,
nit I'd probably marry you.
men it turnod its head with a vicious stunt one of them, who, in advance of too
other, presented the revolver at Ins cur,
and, as be pulled the trigger, the woap ,u
exploded and carried away the car and
exposing lho tooth. Part of the birrol
struok tho man in tho breast and ho fell
backward almost on tlio Other trainsinan,
who, stopping baok,also lost bis fooling ami
camo in v.oloiit contact with hi
can i, Tin panther now attempted loslink
out of Bight In the undergrowth, but Kelley,
had ��� >vivod by this time, was deter-
: aul to li t it nsoiipo, und reckoning
ou I
animal flow at Kolley with gaping jaws and
was met with a crack on the head which
ntnl il flying head over heels and broke the
blade of thc fcoe. Following up his advantage Kelley attacked the beast witb tin
humllo alone and bout itsoveioly, and as
the panther flietied its mouth to bite him
ran the jagged ond of tho pole in his throat
oar, and in loaning forward to grasp ii -
same from the water the skiff was   upset
and the five students were thrown into ih
water and  all   but  one  wero  drowned
Edmund Kelly, law student, aged 21 ; J.
N. Clouthier, law  student, '."J ; Edward
Rivard, medical student, t.',i; and Can,nie
Mai-nan, aged ..'.'j, medical student,  wore
11 e lour who met a watery grave.    Alfred
I- silo, being able to swim, was saved.   It
��� ,,,    apposrs that young Kelly was also a cood
mother   '' , ,*,, .P     , -
swimmer, but Ins tin ee.lrowning companions
dragged him down with thom and the) all
mei the same sad tate.
boa-t's exhaustion, now attacked it; TinOitraretto Ointini the flubhlo-Babble-
he boo and succeeded in turning it!   li, appears, says the London Times, that
dame to the list, tbo  harassed | tho smoking of olgarottes haa of late years
spread almost as rapidly in Persia as in
countries nearer home, Our Consul at
Rosht saya that cigarette tobacco was first
introduced as an agricultural product into
the province of GhTlan in ls;ii,   Tim seed
i'i-imported  from  Samsoun,  in  Turkey,
and the Introduction of the plant into tho
.... northern provinces of Persia has had tbe
and, twisting it about, finally succeeded In i eliect of Introducing the general practice oi
choking  it to death,   On examining the I cigarette smoking inlo the country.    It hai
tho animal it was found to have ! become so general that even the lowest
peasant now goes about  with  i cigarette
which hud evidently beon inflicted some
days boforo, and tbe pain of which had
doubtless maddened the creature Into attacking the man. Kelley was so used up
by this desperate and extraordinary oombat
that he had tn be removed in a Waggon and
case und Cigarette piper. L'ntil quite recent
years only kalian.-;, or hubble-bubbles and
chibouks, or long wooden pipes with rod
clay bowia wcre used ; the former generally
by the higher classes, and tho latter by the
peasautry,  laborers,   mule   drivers,   and
nearly ded irom loss of blood. Notaaquare j | eople constantly on the move and renuir
inch of his body had escaped laceration from , Ing a more portable apparatus,   Tho chi
tho claws of the panther, The animal was a
largo male and of the specie- known as tho
black belly,ineasiirini; nearly live feot seven
inches from its muzzle to tho tip of its long,
Blender tail.
bonk has now beon to a very large extent
replaced by cigarettes, the tobacco for thia
nurpoi.) being cheapo, than the Seine/turn-
bekro, which ia required lor kalian and chibouk. m
\Vc\i kootenay Siox
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1893.
��� To those wbo nre uot yot on the
voting lifet we would say lone no more
time, but get on nt once. Obtain a
form from the Government Agent,
fill out, and return. It vou are a
British anbjeot nnd have beeu in the
province oue year you lire entitled to
a vote, See that y6ft got it. Ttiere is
to be a Revision Court held here enrly
next m mth, wbioh should have been
advertised if it wiib intended for tlio
people to know it. But it is evident
the present Government nnd its sut-
telitea do not desire imy iuorense of
voters. Tlie old list suited tbem very
well, mid uew voters muy possibly
desire to soo tho nffuirs of this pto-
yinoe conducted Iiy the people for tbe
people, Autoornoy must bo wiped
out, nnd lbe voting list is tho constitutional weapon to bo employed.
By tbo bye, why bus the Government
Agent not posted the list outside tlio
Courthouse door, as bus been dono iu
Kelson and other towns?
200 to 912 FIRST AVE. NORTH,
Although the Big Bend trail was
receutly repaired to the extent of oue
thousand dollars; parties who have
trnvolled over it within the pimt week
or two say that its preseut condition
is so bad as to bo nearly prohibitive
to the passage of man or beast.   The
iogs laid down ns " courderoy " have
.rotted away, so that packhorses frequently put n leg through and have
to have thoir pack takeu off before
they can be extricated,   Trees have
fallen across the trail in scores of
places, thirty large ones having to be
sawn ou oue trip recently before the
pack train could pass.   At different
points where fallen trees have been
cut the ends aro too closo to permit
the passage of a loaded horse, and
packs have beeu swept from their
backs as thoy attempted to squeeze
through.   At other points the trail iB
overgrown with underbrush eight or
ten feet high,    'ihe gutters which
carry the mountain streams under tho
trail have bocome choked, aud the
water in many places covers the trail
for many yards to n depth of two or
three feet.   All these defects could
be remedied by the judicious expenditure of $600.   It may be that the
Government do not quite understand
the importance of Big Bend as a gold
couutry, may thiuk money spout on
that trnil will be wasted,   But if Mr.
Davie visits Revelstoke, in accordance
with hie prnmiea, it will 1�� our duty
to eulighton bim.   Mniiy prospectors
nre going  to the Bend, both via
ilovelstoke and Donald, and iu view
of its importance to onr town we
should make strenuous efforts to oust
the "nigger in tbe tenoe" and let the
Government know that IJig lieml is
the richest gold district iu Biitisb
Minneapolis ^^^ ^ %       ^ Cm im ml
Sheepskin       immm*it. mm,amil   Calfskins, Dry Hides,
Exportertef   Tannery.      unFNS MnNT Pelts, Fin*, Wool,
8��0URITY Bank op Minn..Minneapolis, Minn.
Fr. DlAROonN Nat.Bank, Chicaqo. III.
Montana NaTiONaLBaNK, HeleNa, Mont.
First NaTiONAL Bank, Groat Falls, Mont.
First National Bank, 8pokanhF*ls,Wa&h.
Nat, Bank op Commhrci. S r. Louis,      Mo.
Tallow, Grease, Deerskins,
Ginseng A Seneca Root.
Liberal Advance; Made on Shipments Against
Original Bill of Lading.
Shipments Solicited.   Write for Circulars.
Sliinppra from tills Slain Correspond villi and Con-
sibu lo Mluueuiiolw Uoiimj.
4lP ��
Fresh Groceries,
Camping Outfits, Clothing,
Ladies' Fancy Goods and
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent.
Revelstoke, New Denver
and Nakusp,
i * i-
DEALERS    itf
A. McClenry returned to town on
"Wednesdnv ftud in no* prei'Siiug to
go to Big liond.
Best Aceomiiiodiitiou  in  tho City.
Splendid Fishing, Homing, Hunting.
First oluss stock ot
"Wines,  ijliirit-'  ami  Cigars.
Trout Luko City is the nearest point
to the famous Lardeau Mines,
4.11 information given to prospectors ,
and buyers o( mining ol lims.
Kootenav Lake
;o: -
'Capacity 40,000ft. per diem,
'rough an.l dreBsed, Shingles, Laths,
Uonldings, SnMifiH, boors,
(ihm.t, ko., always
in stock.
Is situated at the head of the North-East Arm of Upper
Arrow Lake. It is the easiest point from which to enter tho
remarkably rich mines of the Lardeau and Fish Creek Districts. It will have the advantage of both rail and steamboat lines. The C.P.H. Will begin the building of a liue frohi
Eevelstoke to the N.E. Arm of Arrow Lake lis soon as the
weather will permit. LARDEAU is at the head of navigation ou this Arm, and will be the terminus of steamers and
that ot the Lardeau & Kootenay Railway. There is no
''-���ih>ti���u iiwit tlm Uieli Minimi Districts which are tributary
to LAIIDEAU Will attract thousands of 1'rospectors and
Capitalists during the preseut season, and that a huge town
will grow up at that point. The history of Kaslo will be
repeated at LARDEAU this year, and investors iu Kooteuay
property should study the situation. Kaslo, in many instances, has already repaid from fiOO 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 o! the undersigned.
ROBERT IRVING, Trustee. Broad Street, Victoria;
liKNKi CROFT, Colonist Building, Government Hireet, Victoria.
DOUGLAS & CO., 189 Cordova Street, Vancouver.
GREEN, RICHARDSON aV CO., 57 Jameson Building, Spokane.
ft, II. LEE, I\Ij.!S��� KAMLOOPS.
DAVID I-'. DOUGLAS, Resident Agent, Lunleaii.
Atlantic Express, arrives   l.20duily,
Parriflo       " "     21.80   -
Cheapest, most  reliable and BBfe
Scientific American
Ayencr for
Giafct Powder kept in stock at New Denver and
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co.,
Revelstoke Station,
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
.Mi NN * CO��� BUI Hn,.\im-j\y,Ntw Vimit.
Ol'li-at liiiri'nn lat MOurtl .: imU'iln III JViiinrir-i,
K-,-r�� pati nt taken um. by na ih ttrouBUt lii-lwo
tlit imbllc li J �� nonce ki mu fruu ia* dun Kti In tho
l.tioiett fn-.,'.,���������.! of nny lolentliTp pnpor In tho
world.   Splendidly llln I ited,   Ho inlnlllKCDt
mun nhi.ul'1 lm without It,   Weekly, ���*;j,(l(i ���
ratri t< -tifit imiiii!!-,  Addref- M(.-.
uur; f -ttflt ln"iil!M    AddniH lit I.M'tcCO.,
���m, l(i,l liriri-iwu^, i,���w VurKUty.
Do the Hii* bother you?
(if courso they do.
Vmi oan  get "Tanglefoot" Ply
Paper at the Pharmnoy guaranteed to
ipiit an end to tlm Ily nnisanoe,
We have jnst opened a now stock of
Vhifili imiflt be wild rapidly and at
reasonable ratos.
Revefertoke Pharmacy
, iQte   '    A    itre  l,Toronto, St,  Paul,    Fi;rlTit'Tmritjnnnml_fri,.ii,wlii(okwiiliito'
( hioago,   New York   and   Bo ton
Rates $5 to $10 lower than any other
other i' rtte.
Specially (Hi rl C iloi Isl Can.   ,
if a 1
nnil..i, of l'a  ������:, ���-'   boldii
o ass tiokets    Passengers booked to
and  friiiii all European  points al
Lowest Rates.
Low Freight Rates,   Quick des
patch,   Merchants will save
iiy having their (reighl  routi
heC. P. i,'.
Pull and reliable information given
by applying to
GEO, ilii,. BROWN,
A set, Gen'l Freight Ag't, V'ncouver,
or to I. T. BREV\ ITER,
Ag'tC. P. I!. Depot, Revelstoke,
New Denver, B.C.
Abstract-! and Conveyance**.
Soud mirly InstmotioBS for the
Auction Halo.
Do you Write for the Papers V
If you tl i, yon nhoulu have THR
a Text Book for (; ���respondents Reporters, Editors and General Writers.
11/ Nassau Stbei r, New York, N. Y.
.Sl.nl* where ynu nnw Ui In will ynu willro-
oelve a handsome lltlingraph f"r frumlng,
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week;
Our store at Trcut Lake City is stocked with
Everything required by
Miners and Prospectors.
furniture & Undertaking.
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds. &c.
������-"���" ������������:^1,��� Oradla Song
0 whit her away ia lhc U'.eof dro.un-.
Tlio silent isle of dreams (
It's over bhe ocean of etarlil skies,
Away in Ihe west, where daylight dies;
Slumber, nwooth i, and your ivonder.ng
Sball awakoint lici-ilcofdrciims!
0. who is there dwells in Hie isle of dreams,
Tin- distant Isle of dreams (
There's Little Boy Dine, witli his silent horn.
Ami tlieilenrolilHiime whose skirls were shorn;
And yon. sweetheart, shall await the dawn
In the distant isle of dreams!
0. what will you do in lhe isle of dreams,
The golden isle of dreams'
Whatever you've hoped for, the long day
In the isle of dreams will all como true!
Listen, sweetheart, they are calling lo you
From the golden isle of dreams!
0. how do you got to lhe isle of dreams 1
Thedrowsy isle of dreams I
Alt. ihal Is something we do not know.
For you shut your eyes before you go!
liut seo sweetheart, you are sleoplng-so
Yon lmvo found the isle of dreams!
An Ideal Picture-
The husband and wife were first attracted to each other by that "strong, forceful
elements of soul power "���sympathy. Kach
had passed through peculiar trials, which
brought an appreciation and desire for that
sympathy which each so freely offered,
During the yeara of suffering, tlickering
hope hail been kept bright by looking on
an ideal picture, and each has found thc
real. The silken cord uniting sympathy
and love is soon unraveled, and Iiy God-
givc-n intuition conies thc knowledge that
they are one. Their home is a temple dedicated to Him who is the author of their
joys, made brighter by contrast with the
past. Love to (Iod rules o'er all, in that
home of ideals, but the great human love
existing is not dimmed. At the family
altar liberal drafts are ma 'e daily upon the
great fountain of purity and holiness. Under all circumstances do thc husband and
wife exhibit toward each other that magic
sympathy which lias ripened into love.
They are congenial because they love;
tlieir taste3, naturally dissimilar in some
particulars, blend and harmonize like the
colors under the hand of a skilled painter,
and love wields the brush. The giamour ol
charity ever continues to hide the faults
and imperfections of each, (liven this
foundation, may not an ideal home exist
The husband, kind, sympathetic, afleo
tionate, taking a vital interest in his companion's plans, hopes and aspirations. He
is an inspiration to her poetic soul, and her
genius has lull sway, winning the ecomiums
of the world. He is made happier daily by
the realization that he is helpful to her.
His life is an .exalted one because he ia
keeping her company. They are truly one.
She presides over her household with
queenly grace. Thc house is not pretentious, but mo lest luxuries abound and the
evidences of an exquisite taste are numerous. The husband has a large place in her
heart. She plans to make home still more
truly home to him, and she is equally inter-
esttai in all of his successes and failures.
Hecuinoi be despondent when with her,
and care and worry are transformed into
serenity and peace beneath her linger
touch. Life to them means something. Itia
now more than promise, sweeter than hope,
richer than earth's treasures, brighter than
the stars. This is life���(Iod give,, and Heaven inspired life.
Tbe Hammock aa a Crib-
I wonder, says a writer in the Nursc-rj
Guide, how many of my sister mothers have
discovered .vliat an advantage it is to possess a hammock, To anyone who is obliged
to economize space it may be made into a
nice, soft and cool bed at pight, while during the day you can use it yourself to rest
in while Baby is out, or fold it up and put
at away, in order that Baby may not fail
out, take a long tape or ribbon and tie it
across twice or thrice, loosely, and the child
is secured. I have used one for eight
ni onths,aud have found it very satisfactory
dispensing with a bed or crib, which would
leave very little play space for the baby. I
do not rock my little girl to sleep, but just
lay her down, and she is quite contened
.Mothers who have accustomed their children to being rocked to sleep will find Baby
willing to submit to being rocked in the
hammock, thus giving rest to already too
tired arms. One mother to whom i suggested it, said tome, "I just sit down in
my chair now, tie a ribbon to the side of the
hammock, and pull it, rocking Edwin to
sleep far more comfortably and coolly than
in my arms. He likes it very much '
least, it is worth a trial
very inexpensive,
_       At
hammocks are
The Art of Saying No-
I was sitting with a friend once, says a
mother who writes in tho Christian ai Work,
when her twelve-year-old boy sprang into
the room, eager ami impetuous, "Mother,"
he shouted, " can 1 go out swimming this
afternoon '.' All the fellows are going."
The mother quietly shook her head
" I'm sorry," said she, " but you cannot
The boy did not see nie in his absorption,
and hc straightened himself defiantly. " 1
will go,"said he.
Instautly a look of reproof and command
came into the mother's face and she silently
looked her boy in the eyes.
He softened at once. " I want to go
awfully," said he.
" 1 know it,"she answered gently, " but
your father has decided that you are not a
good enough swimmer to go into the water
without him, aud he cannot go with you
this afternoon. Here is Mias B.," his
inothor added ; " cannot you go and speak
to her ?"
He gathered himseli together and camo
and shook hands with me politely, but all
his bright eaeer looks had vanished. He
was plainly bitterly disappointed. He went
and sat down on the piazza for some time in
silence.   Finally he came in again.
"Mother," said he. "I don't believe
Harry Hotchkiss can go swimming either.
If I can get him, may we go over to I'elham
Woods together ?"
"0 yes," answered his mother cordially ;
"and there aro fresh cookies in the cookie-
jar. You may take some for both of you."
Tom's face grew brighter; ho made a
plunge for his mother and gave her a hug
which tousled her hair and crushed her neck
rullle entirely. "Mother," said ho, " 1 just
love you."
"So do I you, Tom," she answered quick-
Iv. And then Master Tom dashed out ot
the room.
I have since watched other mothers to see
what their methods of refusal were.
" No ; you cannot."
" No ; and don't you ask me again."
" No ; and stop teasing."
" No ; anil do go away somewhere."
"No; and when I say no, 1 mean no.'1
These forms of refusal were common in a
number of families.   I heard them repeatedly, always spoken in an irritated tone ;
and I heard one mother say, " No ; and if
yen ask me again I'll whip you."
How could I ahow that mother that ahe
waa mistaken?
I am sure that children can be taught
that it is just as necessary to obey a pleasant "No" as a cross one, and it is so much
easier for them when they are refused kindly. The spirit ot comhativeness is not
aroused, and all they have to do is to bear
the disappointment whatever it may be,
which alone is hard enough for their eager
litlle hearts lo endure. Hut if they hue
you and trust you, and you  give them as
muoh sympathy over their trouble as you
would foi a cm linger, for Instance, you will
Iii! surpihi'il al, the brave way ill which thev
will resign a forbidden pleasure,
" li is easy to mind Auni Margaret," 1
heard a little girl of twelve say hoi long ago
"Sim says ' No' just as pleasalltlj at ��� ������
says 'Vea,
for A Journey-
In your traveling bag are not only the
little things that you will need on your
journey, but a sullicient number of your
belongings for use, in case your baggage
should not arrive in time,says the Ladies
Home Journal, There is your brush and
comb, of course, a little lamp for curling
your bang, your curling-tongs and a small
bottle of alcohol. Then you may have two
towels, your owu soap in its box and your
sponge in its rubber bag. Your toothbrush
is carefully wrapped up, and if you wear
buttoned shoes your bultoner is in, but if
you wear laced ones you have an extra pair
of laces incase something should happen
to those with which you start out.
If you are delicate and in the habit of
taking any medicine you will hive your
medicine bottle with its glass fitted over
paper tight over the cork : then there will
be your hand-glass, which, to save apace
and to keep from breaking, may be wrapped in one of your towels, and there will
also be whatever jewelry you may possess
put in a ease and very carefully wrapped
up ; however, if it is very valuable you
had better have a chatelaine bag and carry
it about your person. And then you have
the slippers, either knittsd or very soft
kid ones, which you will require for night
The wise girl knows that nothing is quite
so desirable for wear in the sleeping-car as
a wrapper of dark-colored flannel. It may
be stated aa a positive fact that women
who try to make themselves look coquettish
in a sleeping-car and wear elaborate negliges
or lace-trimmed wrapper, show extremely
bad taste. Kxperieuce has taught my girl
that a wrapper of soft allnnel in stripes of
black and blue, made in the simplest fashion
is most useful. When she is ready to go to
bed, and the porter arranges htr berth for
her she goes to the toilet-room, taking with
her her shawl-stapped package. She removes her shoes and stockings puts on the
knitted slippers that she has taken out of
her bag, removes any garments which she
pleases, and assuming her wrapper, which
has been folded in her shawl-strap, repairs
to her berth. After fastening the buttons
of tho curtains, she disposes oi her clothing
as best she can, folding each article smoothly and carefully, and placing her money,
watch and tickets in her wrapper pocket.
And then she should try to rest���the porter
will call her i i good season and her ticket
will not be asked for during the night.
In her shawl-strap, which shows as its
outer wrapping a shawl or traveling rug,
she may have her own pillow if she desires
it. But this is not a necessity, as the cars
are supplied with linen that is usually fresh
and clean. In the morning the wise girl
will put on her stockings and shoes in bed,
leaving the lacing or buttoning of them
until later. Then she will assume her other
garments and repair to the toilet-room,
where she should as expeditiously as possible
make herself neat, trim and fresh, that her
friends who are to meet her may not find
her dusty nor travel-stained. This she
should do quickly, that she may not be
classed among the women who are the dread
ofall considerate women on parlor-cars���the
women who take and hold possession of the
toilet-room as if it were a fort.
pan and crack the glass.   The covers must
be in a smaller dish, filled also with  hot
ter. A fork or small ladle is necessary
with which to litt them when required,
Thus equipped the operator is ready for
work. The utmost dexterity in handling
and an absolute disregard for scalded
fingers are among the necessary requirements. As soon as the cans are tilled and
closed they should be wiped off with a
cloth rung out of hot water and placed on a
table in the kitchen to cool. It is not well
to remove them to a very cold place until
the temperature of the fruit is somewhat
lowered, for the sudden change might
crack the jars.
A good deal has been said of late about
preserving fruit in the sun. The process
is a alow one, and while it is sometimes
successful, the weather must be very bright
and sunny or the fruit is likely to sour before it is finished.
There are objections to this way of putting up berries, among the foremost of
which is the possibility of dust or small
insects getting into the fruit. It ia difficult, if not impossible to cover them so
securely that they are safe from this
Sometimes strawberries are dried in
sugar, but this is almost equivalent to a
preserve, and they must of necessity bo
very rich. Strawberries are candied and
made into jam or are allowed to drain after
cooking, leaving a clear and delicious syrup,
which is much liked for drinks or for
flavoring creams and custards.
Eleven Men Shut Brad.
From the Siam Free Press we learn that
a most serious and determined effort was
made recently by a number of the most
desperate of the prisoners located in the
new jail to get free. In the large enclosure
facing the Khoug, and behind the main
buildings, are four workshops devoted to
sawmill work, basket an 1 chair making and
a prison wash house. As the enclosure and
worsliops are commanded by two turrets
or watch towers some 200 yards apart, in
which a military guard does duty, the ouly
vulnerable poiut of attack for intending
mutineers appeared to be a small gate entrance in an angle of the enclosure. The
gate in question was plated with metal ami
padlocked, and was further secured by an
iron bar running into a woodeu fastening,
whicli barricaded it from the outside. With
audi difficulties before them and with the
rifles of the guards menacing them, thc desperate character ot the mutineers may
readily be guessed. The men had evidently
arranged their plan of action well beforehand. The signal for the rising was the
seizure of a native warder by one of the
most powerful of the gang and the setting
fire to the workshops. This was done,
and with the arms of the warder pinioned tightly behind his back, the desperate band advanced, pushing on before them the unfortunate warder as a
shield between them and the tire of the
guard on the nearest turret, only a score or
so of paces away. The soldier, however,
fired at the warder's captor, and the bullet,
Tells of flis Connection With the Grand
Trunk Matter-
n'lllingio Acquire llieGreal Western, nut
Doe-.Vol Ham in Antagonize I lief. P. It
nr Michigan Central���Gonid '������"-> '<>
A New York special says:���Concerning
the report published that George J. Gould
and Russell Sage, of this ci.y, were at the
head ol a movement to bring within the
control of American capital the management
of the Grand Trunk Railroad system which
now is directed by Englishmen in London,
Mr. Sage made the following statement to
a correspondent :���
" Mr. Gould and myself were approached
by Montreal men interested, with an offer
to acquire and hold control of the branch
road, the Great Western, in order, apparently, to build up a competing road against
the Canadian Pacific ami the Michigan Central. We went over the proposition carefully, but while we were willing to complete
in this way, the line we are now finishing
from Chicago to Detroit, aud for which we
have had to alter all our terminal facilities
in Chicago, we declined to enter into any-
tight with the Canadian Pacific or the
Michigan Centra!. The matter was n ot
however, given up. A lease of the Great
Western may be the result of our consultation and a new through line be added to
those already in existence,"
It is believed here now that the original
plan, which came from Canadian interests
Strawberry Praserve.
The old-fashioned strawberry preserve is
by many preferred to all othtr confections
of this fruit. It is unquestionably the easiest to make, and there is no difficulty iu
keeping it, provided it is properly packed,
The very best way is to put it, while hot,
into ordinary fruit jars, in the same way aa
canned fruits are put up. Let the cans,
covers and rubbers be very hot, put the fruit
in while bubbling, and screw the tops down.
Keep in a cool, dark place, it will remain
for use as good as when prepared, Exposure to the light may cause it to candy,
lust why this takes place is a disputed
quest'ou with many persons. Ily some it is
claimed that it is caused by light; others by
some warmth or peculiarity of the season,
and others again insist that as the year
rolls round there ia aomething in the aeasnn
which causes fermentation. Be this as it
may, there are instances in which fruit has
been kept for use as good as when first preserved.
The ordinary process of canning .strawberries ia open to the objection that the fruit
losea its form and color. Berries dropped
in a syrup of granulated sugar, kept at the
boiling point until the fruit is cooked
through, may be put into cans filled up with
a sufficient amount of syrup to cover them
and closed instantly. If prepared in this
way they keep very well, but cannot always
be depended upon.
If one chooses to put up berries for the
flavor rather than the looks, the regular
processes of canning work very well. The
fruit Bhould be thoroughly cooked, There
is no rule other thsn the taste, The fruit
should seem lo be done���should taste done
���before putting Into the cans. Everything
oonneoted with the process must be kept
very hot. The cans should lie put Into a
kettle of scalding water whioh stands conveniently by on tin- stove. From this they
arc Idled, one by one, as required, into a
pa i which is a little watJr lo prevent
There is a general idea that the United
Statss president's salary of $50,000 a year
is all that he receives. This is a mistake.
In addition to his salary, the president receives $36,061 to pay the salaries of his
clerks and subordinates. His private secretary has $3,250, his assistant secretary
$2,250, the stenographer gets ��1,300, each
of five messengers $1,200, the steward $1,-
SOU, each of the two doorkeepers $1,200,
while other employes are paid in proportion
down to the man who takes care of the
fireswho receives $SIU. In addition ��8,000
is allowed for incidentals such as stationery
and carpets, $12,500 for repairs and refur-
nishing,$2,500 for fuel, $1,000 for the greenhouse, and $15,000 for the stable, gas and
other incidentals. In all the president and
his house cost the country over $125,000.
Signing with the cross was first practiced
by Christians to distinguish themselves
from the pagans. In ancient times kings
and nobles used the sign of the cross,
whether they could write or not, as a symbol that the person making it pledged himself, by his Christian faith, to the truth of
the matter to which he affixed it.
The royal crown of Roumania is made of
bronze, the metal havim* once done service
in the shape of cannon. Samples from
sixty-two war-tested guns, each of which
was captured from some enemy, are included in the make up of this royal insignia.
The Census Bureau has issued a bulletin
whi h shows that there are forty-seven
Chinese temples in the United States, valued at $62,000, claiming 100,000 worshipers
Forty of these temples are in California,
four in New York, two in Idaho and one iu
Prof. Barnard's recent photograph of the
Milky Way shows the existence of 600,000,-
000 suns, each supposed to be the centre of
a system of planets, where hitherto it was
thought to contain only about 20,000,000
such suns.
Texas is large enough to give all the
population in the word standing room, and
it is said that ii all the people of the United
States were crowded iito Kansas, California
and Nebraska, those states would not be
more thickly settled tlan England is now.
Some one of a curiously mathematical
turn has calculated tln.t a pound of spider's
webbing unwound would he long enough to
reach round the worli, with enough left
over to reach from Nev Y'ork to San Francisco.
Las*, year 2,750 persens sent iu claims for
the maple sugar bounty offered by the U.S.
government. This year .'1,950 persons are
entitled to bounties, atd they will teceive
in the aggregate about $70,000.
Many of the South *!ea Islanders believe
that Paradise can be iiherited only by persons of perfect physica. forms. Where this
belief prevails a man will die rather than
submit to amputation.
The common gnat Ins 150 times as much
wing surface per unitof weight as the Australian crane, which veighs 3,0011,000 times
more than the gnat dies.
At Selma, Ala., the*e is an artesian well
provided with two tubes, one of which
spouts pure cold watir, the other warm
water strongly impregiatcd with iron.
The Spanish langiuje haa a word of nine
letters, which spelled backward or forward
suffers no alteration ii its orthography. Il
is the verb " reconocu'."
Fourteen logs, eacl sixteen feet long,
were cutfromasinglcsugar pine in a Sierra
Nevada logging distrbt last winter.
The French Order d the Legion of Honor
has 45,000 members, only twenty of whom,
or one in every 2,250 are womon.
after passing the official's shoulder, entered! was to parallel the Canadian Pacific, but
the face of his assailant, killing him on the
spot, A rush was now made to the small
door directly under the turret, and trom
which the guard was unable to fire upon
that the New York capitalists entered into
only so much of the scheme as was to the
advantage of their existing roads. The
'ease of the Great Western may, however,
the mutineers.   Plying their axes, knives, j be only the first step towards the
and sticks, secured from the workshops,
with  desperate energy the padlock was
broken from the door, the fastening of the
iron bar torn out, and a rush was made for
liberty.   In the meantime the alarm was
given, and the guard, turning out, opened
fire on the band.   In the fusillade whioh
was now poured in 11 prisoners were shot
dead and six wounded seriously.   Twenty-
five in all contrived to get outside the prison
walls.and 21 of these have been recaptured.
One is still at liberty.   In the meantime
the firing and dames had caused a stampede,
or a rush to e8cape���which ia not exactly
known���among the prisoners in the portion
devoted to odd work.andalso among the pris-
onersinthequadrangle used by the workers
in iron,wood and jewelry, A rush waa made
for this last portion from all sides, and the
heavy j ate having been beaten in,mutineers
and others were safe from the bullets of the
soldiers.   Intelligence of the rising having
spread, Prince Ong Noi, armed with sword
and carbine, Prince Nara,  Prince Naret,
Chow Phya Bhaakarawongae, Phya Moutri,
ke., were soon on the spot, and superintended the capture of the prisoners and the ex-
tinguishingofthe flames. Amongtheofficials
of the jail only two were wounded-a warder shot through the upper right arm by
accident, and another badly hurt by blows
from bamboo sticks.   There were in  all
working  in  the portion of the building
where the emeute took place 3511 men, many
of them being Chinamen engaged  m the
prison wash-house.   It is strange only one
Chinaman as far as is kuown took part in
the rising.   This is the fourth disturbance
in the new jail, whicli has proved a source
of trouble and danger to the authorities
since its erection and opening in 1 St) I.   In
connection with this affair it ia mentioned
that a daring escape occurred two mouths
ago, and which was not publicly recorded at
the time, Two ofthe prisoners contrived to
secrete  two stout  bamboos of about   10
feet   in   length   in   their   room  and   a
stout   eoil   of   rope.    They   next   contrived to enlarge the small ventilator on
a level with the lloor iu the top storey of
the building. Squeezing their bodies through
this, and by no means of bamboos and ropes
and the friendly assistance of a newly erected shed, the prisoners scaled the walls and
hace not been heard of.
of the larger scheme.    ^^^^^^^^^^^
(ieorge J. Gould is preparing to leave for
London soon and this was part of the programme telegraphed trom Montreal.
Mr, Sage, in speaking of the deal, spoke
of the state of the money market as being
a limiting condition on a latge transaction,
especially of one contemplating the investment of such enormous sums as the acquisition of the control of the Grand
Col, Ashley, president of the Wabash
Railroad, denied that negotiations were
pending for a lease of the Great Western in
the inerests of his road, " We have been
trying fo; a long time," he added, "to
get a Canadian connection through to the
east. The Canadian Pacific was to help us
out, but they did not. The foundation of
the Montreal scheme ia probably some talk
Mr. Gould and Mr. Sage had with some
Canadians about a purchase of Grand Trunk
stock in order to briu5 the management to
America that I thought had been given
The fiainfallin Queensland,
It is highly probable that the rainfall
reported from tjueeisland by .Mr. Clement
Wragge doea actualy break the record. A
rainfall of 77 inchei in four daya is something to impress thc imagination. It is
more by 10 inches orthereby than the average rainfallatGreeiiick for a wholeyear,and
the average rainfall it Grcenook for a year is
not a thing tohe ligh ly spoken of. It ia about
equal to the rain which falls in four years
at Spurn Head, u Yorkshire, the least
rainy place within the British Islands, The
rainfall of 35 inchesin one of the four days
at (Jueensland pribablv also breaks the
record for any tventy-four hours. Still
there are some wollauthenticated instances
of not far from 35 nches of rain falling in
one day. At Gilraltar, on October 26,
1830,30,11 inches of rain were measured
in twenty-four hoirs. Hut a waterspout
which burst over tie rock did that, At
Joyeusse, in Frank, on October I), 1S27,
20,1' Inches were nsasurcd in twenty-four
hours; and onco or:wieo at tho top of Hon
Nevis in winter gabs over ten inches have
been measured in ad-iy. At Glasgow one
inch of rain in a do* would be remembered
as a very wet day,ind the Clyde would be
percedtlbly fuller n on sequence.
To Detect Adulterated Milk-
The milkman who waters his goods generally doea ao under the impression that
the water poured incorporates itself
with the milk, and cannot be detected except upon chemical analy-is.
This shows gross ignorance. The milk wi'l
hold only its own fluid; all foreign fluid
will be precipitated if the mixture is
allowed to stand for a couple of days. Y'ou
may detect a dishonest milkman with very
little trouble. Take a long, slender bottle,
cleanse it thoroughly, and let it dry out. If
then it is filled with milk, and allowed to
stand in a cool���not cold���place for forty-
eight hours, all the foreign fluid will be
precipitated; that is, it will settle to the
bottom of the bottle. Thc sour milk will
then lill the middle of the bottle, and
the fatty substance will be floating on top.
Sometimes the top will bo a iaycr of cream,
then will come a layer of albumen, another
artificial device to make the milk look rich;
then will come the soured milk, and at the
bottom will be tho foreign water. The
whole scheme of deception can be road by
a glance at the bottle, after one has had a
single lesson iu the rudiments of milk inspection. This aort of work is not scientifically satisfactory, but ir will always
develop fundamental fact���whether or not
tho milk ia normal,
live Hundred Devotees  IVriah In a "and
Mcirm on (lie Itoad lo Jerusalem.
A St. Petersburg special says:���The
Ncil'dianewspaper publishes a letter from
Jerusalem, which gives an account oi a terrible calamity that befell a party of 1,0'u
Russian pilgrims whioh left Russia for
Nazareth on Marh 16th, While about 150
miles from Jerusalem the party was overtaken by a terrific sand storm which lasted
seven hours. Succeeding this came a dead
calm, with such intense heat that men fell
like flies. The water supply was soon exhausted, and many of the pilgrims became
insane and committed suicide. Especially was this the case among the women,
of whom there were many in the
party. Their sufferings wcre something
terrible. The party eventually reached
the town of Ramallus, but nearly a
third of those who started out so joyously
on the pilgrimage remained on tiie road
dead or dying. After reaching Ramallus
those of the pilgrims who were not in complete health were advised to remain there
until they should become so, but they obstinately refused to comply with this advice. Accordingly the whole caravan
started off again to Jerusalem. The heat
became worse, and worse, and many again
succumbed to it. Still they pushed on, and
when they finally reached the first objective point of their devotion, Jerusalem,
nearly one-half of Ihe 1,000 were lying on
the road, most of them already dead. A
relief party at once started out from Jerusalem. They collected as many of the
dead and dying as they could tind. But
fully a third of those who perished have not
been seen since and it is believed that they
are buried under the avalanche of sand.
Influence of Example,
Factum���" You'd hardly think that such
a dumb thing as a hen would bo influenced
by tho example of man, but it's so."
Rawlins���   That seems strange."
Factum���" I know it does, but it's so.''
Rawlins���" How do you know 1"
Factum���" From observation,    You remember the other evening when thc crowd
of sports came up from the village aud had
a set-to in my barn."
Rawlins���" Yea."
Factum���" Well, it waa only a day or
two after that I found two of my lions
clucking around looking for a place to set
The Japanoae aud Chinese languages are
entirely different, yel so many Chineso
words aro uaed in Japan that scarcely a lino
iu a Japanese newspaper is without at
least ono Chinese word Iu Japanese novels
the Japanese equivalent for the many Chinese words is always given.
There are no less than 3,000 different
dialects spoken by the inhabitants of the
world, and of these some "00 are found in
Surgery aud Superstition-
Under the title of " Surgery and Superstition" Mr. F, R. Fowke contributes to
Nature a curious account of the trepanning
operations which were in use in very early
times, as evidenced by the examination of
ancient skulls f.-om several different parts
of the world. Four hundred years ago
Hippocrates was accustomed to trepan for
quite trifling ailments, such as headaches,
while in more recent limes still the Montenegrins kept up the custom. In both
cases, says the above-named writer, it is
probable that tho procedure was a survival
from primeval ages, It has been shown
that fragments of trepanned skulls were
freely used as amulets; and, this, and the
fact that it seems occasionally to have been
performed after death, lead to a belief that
the operation was connected with some form
of devil worship, Given tlie notion that
disease was caused by a devil inside, an obvious conclusion would be that cutting a
hole in tiie head would let the devil out ;
and if the patient survived the experiment
he might Lot unjustifiably assert some claim
to sanctity in consideration of his victory
ovor the evil one. As the approved method
of cutting the hole was to scrape at the
skull with a flint, and as the victims wore
generally children, the distinction was unlikely to degenerate into commonness,
Steam carriages, ponderous phaeton" with
a steam engine and boiler underneath to
supply the motive power, have become comparatively common on the streets of P��ris.
They run about ten or twelve miles an hour
and as they make a great deal of noise
horses are all afraid of them.
In Dr. Nan-Jen's live years' Inft across
the arctic regions he takes with him a stove
which, at a cost of four cents, will cook as
I irge a dinner as an> party of twenty could
eat. A supply of paraffine costing thia
amount will produce an excellently cooked
salmon, leg of mutton, vegetables and tarts. .-��� LAKE .-���
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
America. NUMEROUS RICH CLAIMS have been found close to this
town site, which will make it the 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. For
the NEXT THIRTY DAYS corners will be sold at $150 and insides
For further particulars apply to
C. E. PEhW & CO,
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
Local Agent,


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