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REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., AUGUST 36, 1893.
IT.). 11.
. Tom Homo Las sold threo quarter
interests iu the Canadian Girl claim
in tbe Lardeau, holding ona-foirtb
himself, The purchasers are local
parties���Messrs. Murray of Kevelstoke aud J. Patterson and A, Craig
Of Trout Lako City.
EraJiBF in Six Hours.-Distressing
kidney and bladder diseases relieved
Jn six hours bv tho Now Grout South
American Kidney Curo. This riow
remedy is a groat surprise and do-
light to physicians on account of its
exceeding promptness in relieving
pain in tho bladder, kidneys, back
and every part of the urinary pas-
Bageslin male or female, tt relieves
retention of water and pain in passing
it almost immediately. If you want
quick relief and cure this is your
remedy.   At Eevelstoke Pharmacy.
WANTED,
At Tappen Siding, at ..once, 10
good Woods Men, o good Teamsters.
���Apply to
Jos. Genelle.
FOR   SALE.
, A very handsome WINCHESTER
RIFLE, quito now and perfect, model
of 1866. Will sell cboap for casb.-
Apply at Stab office,
BRITISH   COLUMBIA  SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO.
NOTICE
Is hereby given, that in pursuance
of tbo Act, a Map or Plan has this
$ay boen filed in the Department of
Lands and Works setting forth the
Lauds to. be taken by the said Kail-
way for Eight of Way purposes between Station 1300, near the confluence of the Elk and Kootenay
Rivers, thenco up the Elk River and
Kooteuay valleys to Station 2356, a
distance of 20 miles.
(Signed)       W. HANSON,
Managing Director.
4th August, 1893.
HIRE'S   ROOT   BEER.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE DRY.
Baid the owl to himself i   If the
moon I could get
Whenever I'm   dry,  my throat I
conld wet.
The moon is a quarter.   Witb  a
quarter, I hear,
I -Jahpurchnse five gallons of Hire's
Boot Beer.
A 25c. package of Hire's Prepared
Root Beef will inako live gallons of
the most wholesomo, healthful and
Cooling iemperance drink in existence. Just the thing lot this
weather.
foR SALE AT THE
Eevelstoke Pharmacy
TBOUT iAKEJITY HOUSE
BOURKE BBOS. Prop's.
Best Aooommodation in the City.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED NEAB THE
-     LAKKt
Splendid Fishing, Boating, Hunting.
First-class stock of
Wines, Spirits aud Cigars.
Tront Lake City iS the nearest point
to the famous Lardeau Mines.
Ail information given to prospectors
and buyers of miuiug claims,
^~a & H, LEWIS,
BAKBR8 JtND COIFECTIOHEM.
SUPPERS and BALLS
Catered for.
Wedding cake a specialty^
centraThotel,
ABRAHAMSON BROS., Prop's.
Charmingly situated on tbo bank of
the river, ou tho principal street,
olose to tho post-oflico and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
Steamboat
Wharf.
First-class Table, good Beds,
Telephone.
���BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS AND
STEAMERS.
Kootenav lake
SAW MILL,
KASLO, B.C.
Q. 0. BUCHANAN, PROP.
���;o:--
Capacity 40,000ft. per diem.
LOCALN_EWS.
Mr. Gilmonr will conduct servieo in
tho Presbyterian church to-morrow at
7.30, p.m.; Sabbath-school at 2.30.
McBae k Richardson, of tho Miners'
Hotel, Lardeau, havo dissolved partnership. Mr. Richardson continues tho
business.
J. W. Haskin3, tho well-known prospector, cams up from Trout Lake on
Wednesday. He will go to tho Big Bend
goldfields on Monday.
Rev. C. A. Proonnier will preach in the
Methodist church to-morrow; morning
at 10.30, evening at 7.30. Sunday-school
in tho church at 2.30.
Itch on human and horses and all
animals cured in 30 miunlos by Wool-
ford's Sanitary Lotion. This novor fails.
Sold Rt Revelstoko Pharmacy,
Tho Bishop of New Westminster and
Mrs. Sillitoe woro amongst tho Columbia's passengers to Rovelstoke on Wednesday, and went west the samo uight.
Two oarioads of prime cattle were
sent down to Sayward by Hull Bros, on
str. Columbia on Monday; Tho samo
boat carriod from here throe carloads of
sugar for tho other side of tbe line,
Capt. Fitzstubbs came up on str. Columbia Wednesday. Speaking of tbe
Kaslo wngon road Mr. Fitzstubbs said
they bad one mile of road built for
$7,500 of Government money expended.
Mr. Thos. Abriel, a rising yonng real
estate man of Nakusp, came up on Wed"
nesday's boat. He reports things as
being very lively at NftkilSp, lots of now
buildings going np and all the hotels
full.
W. E. Coffin, the New York banker
who, with four attendants, is hunting in
the vioinity of Trout Lake, bad not met
with much success np to the early part
of this week, having shot but one ihoun-
tain goat.
Mr. Metoalf, who was injured by a
falling tree while working on the Government trail at HealyCreek and brought
to Revelstoke for treatment, has oo far
recovered as to be able to get about
with the aid of a oouple of stout sticks,
Henry Irving, the tragedian, Miss
Helen Terry and several members of
their dramatic company passed through
for the coast on Monday night after a
few days' sojourn at Banff National
Park. They are bound for Ban Francisco.
Several old-time residents are back in
town, among them being Angus McKay,
Sam Hill, Tom Reid, John Sands and
others. The first three have taken up
ranches down river, farming being at
present a more profitable prospect than
silver miuing.
English Spavin Liniment removes all
hard, soft or calloused lumps and blemished from horses. Blood spavin, curbs,
splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sore
and swollen throat, coughs, sprains, &c.
Save $50 by use of one bottle. Warranted
lhe most wonderful Blemish Cure ever
known,   The Kevelstoke Pharmaoy.
Rheuhatish Cured in a Day.���South
American Rheumatic Cure for Rbeuma-
tism and Neuralgia radically cures in 1
to 3 days. Its aotion upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It removes
at once the cam s and the disease immediately disappears. The first dose greatly
benefits.���75 cents. At the Eevelstoke
Pharmacy,
The Oliver Comody Company will give
two performances in Bourne's Hall on
Monday and Tuesday evenings. The
company has received very favorable
notice from tbe Press of Manitoba and
tho Northwest, and is said to always
have a full house on the seoond night,
shewing the entertainment to be an
attractive one,   Tickets 50o. and 75c.
SLOGAN NUGGETS.
[FII'JM Ol'ii OWN* OORBKSPOKDKKT.J
New Dbnvbr, Aug, 2ist.
E. Ashby, one of ihe owners of the
McGillivray townsite, arrived hero ou
Wednesday. He reports Nelson and
Kaslo as extremely dull, nnd thero is a
general tendency iu both towns to movo
to New Denver.
Armit k Rashdall have moved into
now offices ou Sixth Street, whero lhey
will be glad to meet tlicir old friends, as
well as many now ones. Michael Hoil'ctt
has taken some land on Rushdall's preemption and is clearing tho ground for
a market garden and chicken ranch. F.
D. Ecles is building a storo ou Sixth
Stroet, to which he will remove the
"slathers of groceries" from the 2 by -1
shack be has been occupying.
Hon. Theodore Davie and Capt. Fitzstubbs arrived iu town today and wore
most favorably impressed with tho towu
and its environments. Roth gonllemen
consider that New Denver will have a
great future. Perhaps Theodore also
recognises that tbo time is not far distant when New Denver will cut an important figure in the electoral affairs of
the province. The Premier will pay us
another visit this fall.
As to our wagon road wo are informed
that Capt. Fitzstubbs is now preparing
a statement which will show how much
money is availablo for this purpose,
There is littlo doobt that tbe road will
bo completed this year.
In last week's notes I unfortunately
gave credit where it was not due, the
"increased postal facilities" mentioned
last week bring nothing more nor less
than a snare and a delusion, Post-office
Inspector Fletcher IniB therefore come
in for a deal of well-earned abuse,
TUE PREMIER  AT REVELSTOKE.
lion. Tlieo. Davie ou the Parliament Buildings, Re-distribu*
tiou aud Local Matters.
Hon. Theodore Davio, who has beeu
in Nelson for a few days on business
oonneoted with tbe titles to tho Hall
Mines Co.'s property, arrived up on sir.
Columbia Wednesday, and addressed a
meeting of Revelstoke citizens in tho
schoolhouse the samo evening.
Mr. Noethex, in opening the meeting
said Mr. Davie had promised to address
a meding in Revelstoko while visiting
tho dislrict two or threo months ago,
but having to proceed to Ottawa the
mooting was postponed. On his return
to the const tho Premier had boon unable
to fulfil his promise on account of the
illness of Mrs. Davio. Mr. Davie would
explain matters about the Parliamentary
Buildings voto, tbo Redistribution Bill,
and the townsite dispute, which matter
was as good as settled in the light of the
statement made by the Minister of the
Interior the other day. If any gentlo-
mau present wished to put a few questions on local matters no.w was the time.
He proprosed that Mr, Fraser take tlib
chair.���This was seconded by Mr. O, H.
At.[jEN.
Mr. Fn*SEn said this was the first
time a Provincial Minister had attended
a Revelstoke meeting since Ihb lamented
Hon. John Robson. He suggested that
Ml*. Davio take tip the questions for
discussion.
The Hon. Premier said it was not on
account of having no interest in the
country that the members of the Government had not made a personal visit
to West Kootenay. On his previous
vjsit be bad gone east witb Mr. Van
Home to settle np the matter of the
Arrow Lake Railway. When he was
south be saw the importance of the railway to oonnect Nakusp and Carpenter
Creek. For this reason be abandoned
bis intention of goiug over the distriot
at that time in order that he might accompany Mr. Van Home. The provinoe
at large had not yet recognised, as the
people of Revelstoke had, tbe importance to the provinoe of having the outlet of the Kootenay distriot at Kevelstoke. The building of the Naknsp k
Sloean Railway wits a bold step for the
Government to take, as it pledged itself
to tbe amount of six or seven hundred
thousand dollars, It was more important in that respect than tbe Government
buildings at Viotoria. All portions of
the country were dealt with alike, the
objeot of tbo Government being to open
np the interior as opportunity offered.
As necessities arose it was incumbent
upon the Government to take an interest
in each district, and not one place in
particular. The country tributary to
Eevelstoke was going to build up the
province iu a manner that even tbe
people here have nol fully realized.
Both the Dominion and Provincial
Governments have felt it to be an injustice to the people of Revelstoke that
they cannot get a olear title for their
laud, Mr. Daly and himself bad made
au arrangement which, if carried out,
would be entirely satisfactory to the
townspeople. He had taken the matter
up when in Ottawa last fall, but was
not successful in settling it,
Upon the Big Bend trail the Government spent ��1,000 in the spring, nnd a
further sum of of $500 was voted to that
purpose upon Mr. Kellie's representations a fow weeks ago. He was hore as
much to hear what was required as to
tell tho people what was being done.
In regard to redistribution he would
say that the Government under tho late
Hon. Johu Robson had said a redistribution would lake place as soon ns tho
proper data were obtained. A previous
Government bad out doWn tho number
of members for Koolenay, but the pro-
sent Government had given it back its
full number whon it saw tho importance
of Iho locality. Thc Dominion oonsus
to be lakcii in 1891 wns to guide tho
Provincial Govornmont in re-casting tho
seals. 'Vlion the census returns wore
looked into tho Isliind of Vancouvor was
credited with a larger while population
than Iho mainland, it was found on
investigation that the Indian population
had been mixed in somo way. The
whilo population hud been estimated by
subtending the .Indians from thn wholo
population. Now the Indian census included a large number of Indians not
included in tho oonsus of the province
takon by tlie Dominion Government. As
tho proper data had beeu obtained tbo
Government wits now iu n position to
bring iu a Redistribution Bill,
That Victoria should bo tho seat of
government was conceded by all who
looked iuto lho matter, Thousands of
dollars would havo lo bo spont evory
year if thn old buildings were to be continued. They had beeu in use for thirty
years or more. Victoria is tho gateway
to tho province, and poor buildings
there would bo a disastrous index to the
prosperity of the country. It was then
concludod tbat buildings which would
be a credit to tho proviuco should bo
put up there. Tito cost was likely to bo
a good deal loss than $000,000. Iu this
tbo Govornment was simply pledging
the oredit of the oouutry to a venture
similar to tho building of tho Nakusp
Bailway. The finances of tho province
had been placed on a very advantagooua
footing, The Government oould borrow
money whenever it needed it at 6y per
cont. There was a careful calculation
mado that a yearly sum of 825,381 '.van
sullicient to pay interest and provide a
sinking fund for fifty years. Tbo sum
mentioned would bo considered ns part
of tho amount duo for expenditnro in
Victoria district. If no other part of
tho country suffered what hnrrii could
bo done by dealing with tho matter tbat
way? Tho Government would do what
vos for tho best interests of tho provinoe
at largo, whilo not, perhaps, making
every man rich.
Mr, Kelme, M.P.P., made a suggestion that 8500 bo put aside for a bridge
across tho Iileoillewaet. He remarked
that Le had recently boon ovor lho Big
Bend I rail, and had found il vory bad.
Tho trail conld be shortened by three or
four miles, aid a few thousand dollars
spent on it noxl spring would make a Iirst
class trail and open up a rioh country.
Tho PituMiEit said he bad mado u note
of all those matters, and would afford
facilities for presenting the sumo to the
Chief Commissioner at Victoria, and ho
did not think the Government would
turu a deaf oar to thoir ivishos.
Mr. Kelme then moved a voto of
thanks !o Mr. Davio, which was seconded
by Ml*. W; M. Brown.
Tho Chairman, before potting tho
motion, said it was only by moans of tbe
railways that the oountry south of
Revelstoke would be built up, and he
hoped Mr. Davie would continue in his
good work of opening up the mining
country and keep the C.P.R. people np
to their promise. There had beon considerable difference of opinion when ,he
Government undertook the buildings at
Victoria.
The motion was put and carried with
three cheers for Mr. Davie. The hou.
gentleman left for Viotoria shortly after
midnight, the train being about three
hours late,
NAKUSP ITEMS.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. ]
Nakusp, Aug. 22nd.
Our town is making solid progress.
Buildings aro going up on various parts
of tbe townsito, whii h presents a very
different appearance to what it did two
months ago. Mr. J). McGillivray's new
residence on Bay Str "t is nearly oompleted, and it is expeued his fumily will
arrive in a few days. Jordan k Co.'s
new store, eor. Lake and Bay, has been
stooked with a splendid assortment of
good3, the display being equal to anything in the province. The building
was erected by Ernest Fletcher, Revelstoke, who is to bo complimented on his
skill as a wood worker.
The outside world is at last beginning
to realize the fact that the Sloean ores
must naturally go out via Nakusp and
Revelstoko���a fact which was all along
obscured by the big land boom at Kaslo.
People at Nakusp knew the troth would
oome out in the long run, and now tho
construction of the Nakusp k Sloean
Railway, which has pricked a hole in
the inflation on Kootenay Lake, has
demonstrated that they did well to hold
on. Sloean oies musl naturally come
ont to Nakusp, and a few weeks hence
will seo tLo commencement of operations
for the construction of a smelter right
here on tbo lake shoro,
Grading on the lake front ' as been
oompleted . id tracklaying started, with
quantities of vails on the spot. The
sido tracks havo I" eu located and the
main line graded for some distance out.
Tho Zemth Lumber Yard has boen
opoued under tbo niaii.gt.ment of Mcintosh ife A briel. They have more orders
on hand than tbey can supply for somo
time.
Nakusp'? now Provincial officer, Mr.
Fauquier, from Maple Creek, Manitoba,
has arrived iu town and commenced his
duties, which consist of looking after
tho public nencc, issuing licenses, ko.
Tlio high wind of last Tuesday ui^ht
brought tho firo from whero the." aio
clearing the right of way about half a
milo cast of tho town right in to in-;
edge of lho cleared townsito, and one or
two houses woro uncomfortably closo to
the flames. Fortunately no damage to
proporty resulted.
Several mineral locations lmvo beeu
mado reconlly just outside the town. As
tho discoverers wish Iho matter kept
quiot for awhile I cannot give any particulars.
W. D. Piatt, of the Slooan Prospector,
has gono ou a trip lo Oregon, and will
roturuint tober.
LARDEAU NOTES.
[from our own correspondent I
Trout Like City, Aug, 18th.
Mr. A. Cassel lias located another
claim noar Mm head ol" Fish Creok.
li 'veral placer miners have been doing
well by working crevices in tho Lardean
canyon. Dan Dwycr and two moro lelt
ou the 10th with their littlo buckskin
bags, Tbo gold is mostly coarse, some
of the nnggotp weighing ovor 5 dwts.
Several olaims of auriferous quartz
havo been located during tho week, ouo
of which iwsiij 3 $40 to tlm ton.
Angus White sold a half interest in
one of his olaims this woek. The amount
is not known,
Mr. Edwin Maunsel is progressing
favornbly and will probably bo around
again soonor than was o.tpeetod.
Much discontent is expressed at the
continued Irregularity of tho mails,
Moro than half lhe. mail matter appears
o lose itsrlf before reaching lhe lako
and the remainder eoroes at odd timeH.
No one admits any responsibility in the
malt r, and no sali faction can bo obtained from lhe P.O. nnihoritios.
A most enjoyable entertainment was
given in Denver Streel Hall tbe other
night, the tnl, nt bi ing entirely local.
Programme,
"&'��� me discourse" J. Stauber
"Let me dream again" E Rarehard
"Now's the lime for dis ipptaring"	
J, Patterson
"Te spotted snakei" II. Si-roy
"My mother bids me bind my hair".;;
H.Langroll
"Istood on the bridge at midnight",.i
A. Abrahamson
"Water, water everywhere".. .D. liogle
"I'm an artless thing",..Miss Williams'
"Oh, how l should liko some of that''
li, E. Cool;
"Trust her not, bIio's fooling ihec'.:..
T. M. Hamilton
Concluded by a farce ontitled "The way
wu live now," presented by Messrs, Si
A. Roberts, A. II. llai'iisou and Ed.
Barchard, the proceeds boing devoted
to the "Phipps Hospital."
[Should there bo a lynching resulting
from the abovo wo beg that our correspondent may bo handled tenderly���Ed. |
BIG    BEND.
Gold Quartz and Placer Claims*
Recently Located.
Laforme's pack train left hero od
Tuesday heavily laden with supplies for
Big Bend. Now tbat the trail is being
pui in thorough repair Mr. Laforme
expects to savo a couple of days ou the
round trip;
During tlie past week about a dozen
well-know Lardeau and Sloean prospeotors have arrived here en route to*
Big Bend, among tbem being J. W.
Haskins, Tom Home, Joo Dunn aud
otb.rs. As tbe silver market now stands
there is very littlo hope of selling or
bonding a galena claim, and a prospector has uot tbe means to work his
mitus wbile the transportation charges
are so high, and until the silver maiket
becomes settled and capital once more
seeks investment in silver-lead or gnlebtJ
mining the prospector has no alternative
but to leave his silver properties until
better times und turn bis attention to
the precious metal wbioh governs tbe
world. There is no more promising
goldtield in North America thau the Big
Bend of the Columbia River, and nearly
thirty years ago ni arse gold and ndggets
amounting to about four million dollars
wero taken ont of placers on Downiei
Smith, MrCulloeb, Fronoh and other
creeks, but tho quartz ledges were uot
worked--were nov^r even looked for.
Placer mining is still profitable there,
and from tbe samples of quartz recently
brought down there is uot the least
doubt that quartz mining will become
much moro so.
Tho following gold olaims have beer-
recorded atBovelstoke during the past
two months ;���
July 1st���Bonanza, MoCullooh Creek,
by John Molntyre,
July 1st -Cable, MoCnlloch Creek, by
John Molntyre.
Jul\ lst-Royal Gold, on McCulloch
Creek, by Wm. Molntyre,
July 1st--Montana, McCulloch Creek,
Wm. Mclutyre.
July 14th���North Polo, Goat Creek,
supposed tributary of Downie Creek,
Olo Sandburg.
July 1-Jrti:- Polar Bear, Goat Creek,
J, P. Kennedy..
Augiist 7th-Eagle, McCulloch Creek,
Sainl. Doiisohamps,
.uguiit iltli -Tenderfoot, North Fork
ni Carne's Creek, W, E. Losee nud Ji
M. Douglas.
Aug. llth -Golden Hope, McOullooh
Greek, W. E, Loseo,
August 10;h���Hai.la, French Crook,
E. P. Dim,!.
August 16th���Nugget, on lho divide
betwoen Fronoh ami McOullooh Creeks,
Frank \'andall and L Ferrin,
August 16th���Mountuin Chief, North
Fori, of McOullooh Creek, O. Liudmarki
August ltitli���Arcuiiian, North i'ork
of MoCullooh Creek, C. JJ. Hume.
Angi't lOih���Panhandle, North Fork
of MoO ill cii Creek, Ed. Sullivan.
Angus! 10th���Gold Hill, seoond North
Fork of MoOnllooh Creek, c. MoLeod,
August Iflth���Gladstone.seoond North
Fork of MoOullooh Creek, C. MoLeod,
August IWud-Slunilurd, McCulloch
Creok, J. W, MoCreary,
August 26th���Hardpan, North Fork of
Canto's Creek, John Boyd,
Mr. O. E, Shaw mado a trip to llig
Rend last vuekfor tbe purpose of Inking
possession of his pre-emption of 820
ao ��� il the lauding place ut La Porte,
wh. ���' ii llu extietue poinl of navigation,
from Revelstoke, Death Rapids barring
further progiess northward, Mr. G. c,
Marsh bm also 620 acres (routing ou the
river and adjoining Mr. Shaw's, These'
tivo estates are divided by DuwnieCreek,
and thoro ia no doubt that au important
town will spring np at this point should
tho present expectations of the gold
mines be realized. The laud was cleared
of the heavv timber by the old-timers of
'Go and "00."
Roman Catholic services wil) bo held
in llie nohoolhonse to-morrow j morning
at )U High Mass and sermon ��� evening
j nl 7,80 soli tun vespers aud lecture. The
1 Royi Father Jus. Actorsine, pMtvti 1NU1   WldLLI,   DUi   1UU  VVLLL
CHAPTER XV.
The body faints soro,
It is tired lu tho raco.
Do you know Erlsbach?
Very likely not. You won't find it in any
map or guide-book, or directions to fashionable spaa and watering-places, Vou won't
find it by this name cither, for its people
call it differently, It is just a little dusky
spM on the confines of the Austrian Tyrol,
a little village shut in by pine forests washed by silvery waters; quaint, old world,
unremarkable, but beautiful exceedingly.
In the warm June weather Erlsbach is at
its best. So green, and fragrant, and cool,
with soft airs blowing from the pine forests,
and the gleam of snow on tho mountain
heights, and the emerald waters of the river
shining in vivid brightness where the sun-
rays slant amidst the greenness of the
boughs,
It boasts of but one hotel does Erlsbach,
& little old-fashioned hostelry, with nothing
to recommend it, save that it is very clean
and picturesque, and the people are honest
as ihc day.
Tn Brlsbaoh, and, as a matter of course,
to the Kaiser Hoi, conies oue June evening
two ladies and two maids aeourier,and luggage,en attendance, Tbeir arrival is expected, their rooms are taken ; the best rooms,
with a balcony overlooking the river, and
that far-oil' view of the mountain heights
beyond, where tlie purple light of evening
is melting on the whiteness of eternal snow.
When the bustle of arrival is over, one of
the two ladies comes out on tlie balcony and
stands there for long, looking out at the
pretty, peaceful scene. A voice from the
room within speaks after a time :
,    " Do you like  it, Lauraine ?"
The figure moves, turns half round. "It
a like a poem," she says, softly. " Like
it ? One can hardly say that j one feels
it."
The speaker advances and joins her.
" Ves; you are right. I only came here
once ; it was years ago, and my heart was
heavy with a great sorrow, 1 left it behind me, Lauraine ; buried it amid the
lonely woods and mountain ways. Oh,
my dear, my dear, if you might do tlie
same ?"
A sigh parts the beautiful grave lips of
uauraine Vavasour; stic grows very pale.
' T'hal cannot be," she says, faintly. " I
could never forget easily ; and this, this
was part of my life���myself. Do not let us
speak of it, Etwynde : it hurts nie still."
" Most people say to talk of their troubles
lightens them."
" 1 am not like that then. My sonow is
shut in my heart. 1 cannot boar to profane
it with speech."
" But it makes it so much harder to bear,
Lauraine,"
" Not l.o me ; nothing on earth, even
your sympathy, cou'd lighten it."
Lady Etwynde is silent. Her thoughts
go back to that dreary, awful time when
the child's death was yet so new a thing ;
il is nearly nine mouths ago now, and
Lauraine has been all that time in the great
old gloomy mansion on ihe Northumbrian
snores. The funeral had been long over before Sir Frames returned, and then ho had
made but a brief slay, and gone tu Scotland
with some friends.
" Frottirg could do no good." lie said
philosophically, and he hated tlie gloomy
quietude of Falcon's Chase, nnd was only
too glad to leave it. Lady Etwyndestayed
with Lnurainoall through that dreary winter;
she could not bear to leave her alone in
her grief and despair, for the sorrow seemed
but l" lake deeper rooi in her nature.
Kven all Lady Etwynde's gentle sympathy
could make no way. She half-feared and
only half-comprehended I his new phase in
her Iriend's character, For she could not
know that Lauraine felt a terror of herself
now i that it seemed to her ns ii the ono
safeguard she had clung to had been swepi
from her hold, and she lay anchorless,
shelterless on the greit dark -ei of life.
beholding no hope or ray of light, turn
o she w mid,
The chill of winter passed into the fair,
sweet month of spring ; but no ihangecame
.i her.   Nothing seemed to thaw tin  ice
about her heart. A strange chill ���   Isilen e
from the outer world rested upon Iter Hi    ���
it was now.   Of all her many friends and
acquaintances none seemed to remember her,
or heed iier.   Keith had written  igain li I
yet again : she had never ansvi    i
once. She I ire I not,   His eyn | i
presen, e would have been a comfort too
great not io be dangerous, and ihe mor   ���
longed for them ihe more rigorously she
denied them to her;elf.    Willi ij
her husband wrote to know n .      r
warn, o to o ime to town for tin seas m  - is
i. id thi lotter u tli  a   ��� '.'; ;. :.. j   .orror.
the    ison ! Io dan ������
time in a round of en
herself witl igai
i        t seemed o he
Her youth and ...
Il ���:;;���'���i i. : v e di.    with her Hi
Her 'V j me I
: ��� k. thai had io Ir i '"���   land pa   i
Irien I : the look . ���        i
:,
��� ie ���> .-��� iv ���' illy, terri j nged, both
in ������ odj mid mind, |   -
p.. i :������   i Bj .-;.' visit, tearing hi i
���������:.������"    oyi and ihe gli .... of the
vel or G tilery iv.' Ibition, and -
ng the mil ired,  ...���  vast
ed       ilai'.. 1 ai the dta i il ii
"Vou must leave hero, or yon wil! go
melancholy mad I" he i ud, imperati' ely i
and Lauraine, i. r ing in ived at thai
when she was too spiritless ind too inditfer
ent to oppose any vigorou i schemi. yielded
passu ely, and w, t borne oil to Erlsbach
Sir Francis, of course, could no i
He liked London, and was not going to
give up its thousand and one enjoyments
for the sake of an invalid's whim. Her
mother offered voluntarily to sacrifice her-
felf in the matter] bul Lauraine would not
hear of it, and in the end she and Lady
Etwynde, undor oharge of an oxpei i I
eo'irier, set out for Gsrmany and, travail-
ing by siow and easy stages, arrived one
warm June ovening at quaint, pretty Kris-
baeli.
" Bllt, Lauraine," says Lady Etwynde,
continuing tho conversation after n long
i; ugh ul pn it', "havo yen ever oonsidoi
od ti. it it is liko putting yourself in rebell-
: m igainsl G id to go on liko this ? All
alrokes of Borrow are sent for somo wise
purpose, We do not seo it, believe It, at
lho lime ; but, later on "
" All," Interrupts Lauraine, "that is just
it. It has not come to ' later on ' with me.
I had but one thing to make me happy ; it
has gone. Don't expect me to be consoled
in a few months."
" But, my dear, you have your husband,
your duties', Do you know it seems to me
as if you were,in a way, estranging yourself
from him 1"
" He can find plenty of amusement in the
world," says Lauraine, coldly. " Little
Frank was nothing to him,except just simply the heir who would come alter him ir. due
time, and keep the estates in the family.
But to me "
She breaks off abruptly.
The faint wind from tlie pine woods
blows over her head and ruffles the soft
dusky curls above iier brow. In that dim
light, with licr pale, beautiful face turned
upwards to the purple sky, she looks so
young, so fair, so sorrowful, that a rush of
tears dims Lady Etwynde's eyes as she
gazes at her.
"I didn't tliink she would have taken her
sorrow to heart like this. How little one
knows, after all I" she thinks to herself,
A week drifts by.
Amidst that tran lull pastoral loveliness,
amidst the beauty of tlie woods aud streams,
in the whole dreamy, simple life they lead,
Lauraine rests and rejoices iu such quiet,
unecstatic fashion as is left to her. Her
sorrow seems less hard and cold a tiling here;
the angel face of her lost darling comes
witli a more tender grace to her memory.
Sho can talk and even smile with something of the old playful witchery that used
to he hers. There is always something new
to sec -, there are no landmarks here as at
Falcon's Chase to recall the footsteps of that
baby life whose journeying was so shortaone.
She bejins to feel a little interest in places
ami things once more. She likes Lady Etwynde's talk, even when it may be on culture and ethics; she can listen lo her wlien
she reads out, which she does admirably as
well as judiciously. On the whole, there is
a decided improvement about the mental
" tone" that delights Lady Etwynde,
though she never appears to notice it.
Life and worldly cares, and even worldly
joys, seemed sometimes to sink into almost
insignificance amongst these mountain solitudes. They were so grand, so sublime, so
immovable. Their lessons came home to
Lauraine's aching heart, and soothed and
comforted it insensibly to herself.
She   grew    less    sad,   she    brooded
less   over   what
had   lost.     She
had no hope, nothing to look forward
to ; yet still the present so steeped her in
peace and rest that it seemed to Iier in after
years as if these fragrant forests, this wilderness of feni3 and llowers, these foaming
waters, and far off gleam of shining glaciers
and crowning snows, had possessed some
magic power that insensibly soothed and
lulled her heart's long pain.
Late one afternoon she and Lady Ktwynde are returning from a drive to a little
village some two miles distant. The sun i3
just setting above the forest heights, there
is alternate light and gloom among the
heavy foliage, those beautiful shades of
green and gold lhat made up so much of
the charm of a wood. Lady Ktwynde i3
driving rat1 er quickly, and the road is narrow. Before themshe sees a figure of ahorse
man proceeding leisurely along. At the near
approach of Ihe ponies' rapid trot he pulls
his horse aside to make room. Lauraine
leaning back in the little low carriage, gives
a careless glance up as she passes, then all
thep.illor of her lace Hushes deepest, scarlet;
she starts forward wich an exclamation of
amazement. Lady Ktwynde notices it, and
reins in the ponies.
" Mr Athelstone ! Is it possible t" she
says.
In astonishment quite as genuine, Keith
draws tiie bridle, and bends toward llie two
figures,
" What a strange meeting," he says as
he snakes hands first with Lauraine, then
with La ly Etwyn le,
" i ' loitghl you were in London," Lauraine says, qui ikly. After one wild leap of
joy her ii. rt seems to grow still and cold
with i -real dread, What evil late, she
v. . rs ha thrown him across her path
now!
They are all two genuinely astonished lo
��� "���   v: ���-���������1, in I Keith proceeds to explain how he has been mountaineering  for
the la        ���    in    ! Tyrol d    t it; h .whis
bead  ia    ���- it .   ;ai ol are lhal littli   village riaited;  and    e  has
ridden       e    I      Erie ia ih    from    idle
,  '   -��� - i      the placeia like.   Of
e there r il but to
������...''���            :       ind an hour
later the         are t ��� , tha
��� ���������.'.'.         by then]     window, and
wing i       .. and
         intaii      Keith a
her,   Tne
���i        ft! ition la i on Lady Et-
��rj '      :. ��� tl
���   li   ���
I witty argu nenl ,
���     . ���      .1
.
' . ������'   ild i ieet,   She
-,,''.'       :     ���. ii    ,:    ....
.   ���
...       .    them   We
. ii    our li lie   ..'-,...
,,. .
. tones      onr vi   m,   bul
...     ntredoes i
sure i.o he
, rr ���   [ed programme I
io with Laurai .-. ������ some.
��� mi loi ; rl, omi i ��� Irea led to meet
him, but always imagined it al some distant time and in j,.me toi illyd ei man
ner ; and DOW Koith is littin i In tab ���
her own guest, smiling, talking, looking at
her lo an ���;, -  ���  Ini ia   I ne I  as   if
' gar lei   bi ���   h i ne i n hei i  i naoi
od.
fie ia a better aotor raell  ind he
dotermlnoa lo be ll    She ihowa th li
troubled, painod, perplexed, II- igi on i
everything thai might load to lh i
i       , ynloal liffen nl aa ol . .re; but
all the timo his heart Is beating with tumnl-
'if.i. pain;he lithlnklngl ow idl  altered
tbe la, how changedfrom tho briglu bi i il
ful Lauraine of his boyhood, nnd yoi di irer
to   him   in   her Buffering   and  sorrow
than il any years that are past, ||. H
hard wotli l.o deep down the thnughta lhal.
.ue thronging, tho love that ia leaping, the
joy that is thrilling his overy sens..; but ho
doing it and in deceiving Lauraine.
The cloth ia removed. The soft dusk
settles on the pretty quiet scene without,
Lady Etwynde, who dislikes a glare ef
light, blows out nearly all the illumination
of candles in their room, and they sit there
by the window watching the stars come out
one by one, talking less now, but with
something grave and earnest in the talk
that it has lacked before.
At last Lady Etwynde rises, and, saying
she has letters to write, moves away to a
little inner room, partitioned off by curtains from the one where they have all heen
sitting. It is solitude, yet not solitude.
The sense of being together, the knowledge
that their low tones are unheard, is just
restrained hy tlie feeling that another person is close at hand. Keith is silent for
some moments, then bends towards Lauraine.
"Vou never answered my letters; I could
hardly expect it. But 1 do hope you believe
I felt for your grief'!"
" Yes," she answers, simply ; " I always
felt sure of that."
"I am glad you say so. When you never
wrote 1 thought you were offended, iudif-
ferent, perhaps. It has beeu a terribly
blank time forme."
"I tliink you have no right to tell me
that," she says, (lushing and paling with
nervous agitation. " I cannot help you,
and it only adds to tho sufferings of my own
life that yours is also sad."
"Sad!" he echoes, weaiily, " If you
only knew how aad. But you are right; I
ought not to speak of that. How strange
it seems to mot you here; almost makes
one believe in Fa.e ! To think that I rose
this morning and rode off haphazard, not
even guessing you were within a hundred
miles of me, and now, al evening, I am
sitting hy your side I"
"How is it you have forsaken the London
season ?" question i Lauraine.
"If I told you tiie real truth you would
be angry, and I oannot utter conventional
lies so you, Lorry."
She trembles a littlo. Her eyes go out to
the shining river that mirrors the silver
glory of the starlight. At her heart a dull
pain heals,
" Vcur friends, the Americans, where are
they ?" she asks evasively,
"In Paris, 1 believe. At least, they may
have left now ; but they were there up to
May.   Nan is mad about Paris,"
"Nan," bo it remarked, ia what he always calls Miss Anastasia Jefferson, Lauraine knows this, and smiles a litlle.
" You and she are as great friends as ever,
I suppose?" she remarks.
" She is a jolly little girl," Keith answers,
carelessly. " Yes, 1 suppose we are friends
in a way. We are always quarrelling, and
yet always making it up."
"Why don't ynu-marry���her?" asks
Lauraine, abruptly.
He stares at hor as if uncertain of what
he has heard. " Marry Nan I Good Lord I
I never dreamt of suoh a thing I"
"Other people have,"continues Lauraine;
"even the girl herself, I fanoy,"
He laughs a little bitterly. " What fad
have you got iuto yonr head ? Nan looks
; upon me as a sort of elder brother. There
has never beeu anything of ' lhat sort' be-
j tween us. As for marrying, well, you
ought to know I am not likely to do that."
"I think you might to marry,1' says
Lauraine. very quietly. "You see you
i have wealth and position, and yet you lead
' such a ' homeless' kind of life, That is the
1 only word thai, expresses it, And some
\ day surely you will think of settling down ;
you cannot be always like this,"
" You counsel me to marry," he says,
; with exceeding bitterness. " Have you
l found the experience so pleasant a one?"
I The crimson colour rushes all over the
| proud fair face. " That has nothing to do
; with it," she says coldly.
j " Has it not? Well, if I choose to be
, faithful to a memory that is my look out.
JI am not one to forget easily, as I have told
i 3*oii before."
!    "And you don't care for Miss Jefferson?"
; asks Lauraine, unwisely.
He looks nt her in silence for a moment,
| and under the strong magnetism of his
glance, her eyes turn from the scene without and meet his own.
" I think you should know," ho says,
very softly.
There comes the sound of a rustling
skirt, a closing door. Lady Etwynde has
left the inner room; they are alone,
In an instant ho is kneeling hy the low
chair on whioh she sits. Her hands are
olaiped in his.
"Oh, Lorry, Lony I" he cries; " it is so
hard?"
The passion ue plaint thrills to her very
heart. She lays her hands on either
shoulder, and looks down into the pain-
filled depths of the. blue eyes.
"1 know it, dear," she says, very gently.
"Ia    not hard for me too?"
"You are bo cold, so different, and then
yon have your homo, your husband, your
 .   Oh,    forgive   me,   darling!    Uow
could I be bo  h lughtloss?"
I!- bi '   ' ic   oi.-'ii of ptin on the while
idd n   quiver of  tho soft  rod
lip
I have nothing now!" she groans,
i i her two hands go up to
hi |i   bei   11      A itorir ol  paaslonate
hi r from head  to foot,
,    mn I, distressed, but he is
iviae"'." i.     i rise and stand quietly by,
|.   "     .   no ow ol ition,
1 ��� .     oi I     ibatea at last,    Those  I,airs
Li nine goo I.   S 10 has been
ol i a  ��� in  hei grief for bo long a
limo,   -    ..". nse,, a little ashamed, a
little oonl
" !>,��� us go out on thc baloony,"she>ays,
. ���.   ,v   bei withoi i ;. word.
I     : , .   i dn.nn   to  him i  a dream
I that will  never  be  forgotten,  that will
bl   mi n ory with a vivid thrill ot
pm, whom '-��� ��� he fei Is tho aoonta of mountain air, oi tee   thc  gl lam  of quiet stars,
With them, too, he will ioe tho littic ral-
cony of the qnainl old " Hof," and a nlen-
������ ���    Jrapcrioiof dm ky black,
and a (ace white,  aolonin, luexpri aivoly
.  ' looki i"l' i" hia own.
" Koith,'   ihoiiys, very gently,  " I here
ha - oome  '  o  whon  I mini   Iw frank
Willi yon.    Yon    lay   yon   do nol forgot,
thai   ou oannot,   fn that caie, il voti hnve
any honoUl al all, you must. I0S tha! you
ihot'.ld avoid ni,.. Of myself, of my pain,
i will nol spoik, Whal mo? Hotweon ua
two in" ' ban lorwo oan novorcroai, When
you say Btloh words to ine aa you have snid
to-night, you mako tin vory question ol
Irion lihip an Impoiilbllity,   Is thoro any
thought in our munis thai in nny way is
Bold enough lor ilmi-   ��� doubt it��   Mind, I
ing you."
"You do not deny that you love me?"
"Of what use?" she says, meohanically,
"I made a fatal error iu my marriage. But
error or not, 1 must keep to it and its consequences. Only, Keith, if ynu had any
pity, any mercy, you would avoid me, leave
me to fight out my life alone. Al least I
owe my husband���fidelity."
A hundred words rush to hia lips. It, is
in his mind then to tell her of what her
husband really is: of the scandals that arc
whispered inelubandlnudoir, over cigarettes and Souchong, but something restrains
him. It would be mean, he thinks; and,
after all, would i*. make any dill'ere'icc to
her? Had she been any other woman.   .   .   .
And, after all, she loves him, not her
husband. On that small crumb of comfort
he feeds his starved and aching heart,
standing there beside her, silent, troubled,
fighting against every wild and passionate
impulse that bids him lling honour and
scruples to the wind, and snatch at the
perilous joy of a sinful happiness.
" Yes," she says, with a heavy sigh. "I
must al least give that. The best part of
me and my life is laid in the gravo of my
little child. Often I think 1 shall never
feel glad again, but aftor to-night I leave
it to you whether you arc to make my lifo
harder for me, or help me to struggle
against myself."
His eyes gleam with momentary anger,
petulance, pride. " You give me a hard
enough task, I hope," ho says, passionately. " And yet your last words hold all
the tempting that could possibly beset a
man. Why should I save you from yourself ? By heaven, if you loved me, if you
only knew how I love you, you would uot
count the cost of anything that stood between us and our happiness I"
"Would it bo happiness?" answers
Lauraine. " I think not Keith. Is a
guilty love ever happy? Does it ever last?
if it did the world would uot teem with
forsaken women, nor the rivers of our great
cities bear such burdens of shame and despair."
" You do not know me, if you doubt,
Have I nol been true to you since, boy and
girl, wo stood together, and played at
sweethearts in the old Orange garden at
Silverthorne? Till I die I shall remember
you, and love you, Lorry."
"Other men have said the same, and
have forgotten,"
" Other men ! Yes; hut yon surely know
me well enough to believe me."
" It is because I believe you that I wish
to save you deeper pain. \rou cannot command your feelings, and I���I must not listen to you now,   It is wrong, shameful."
He moveB impatiently. " Your words
are very cruel. But to me you have always
been thai. You could uot be true to me
even for a few years."
Sho shudder! as if a blow had struck
her. " It is ungenerous to speak of that
now ; you know the fault was not all
mine."
But Keith is in no mood to listen to her.
His blood is on fire, his heart is hot and
angiy, and he feels that sort of rage within
him that longs to spend itself in hitter
words and unjust reproaches, even on ono
he loves as dearly as lie loves Lauraine.
There is a sort of savage satisfaction in
making her suffer too, and he pours out a
fury of wrath and reproach as she stands
there mute ant! pale and still.
" I am not ice, like yourself," he says,
in conclusion. " Other women love, and
forget all else for love. You���you are too
cold and prudent. I am young, and you
have wrecked my whoie life, and given mo
nothing hut misery, I wish I had died a
thousand deaths bei ore I had seen you I"
A shiver as of intenso cold pisses over
her. Sho knows Keith's wild temper of old,
but she had not thought it was in him to
speak as he had spoken to her. She forgets
that a great love borders almost on hate, so
intense may be ils passions, its longing, its
despair,
" After all," says Keith, with a mocking
laugh that grates terribly on her ear, "why
should I not follow your advice as well as
your example? Why should I eat my heart
out, and waste my life on an empty love?
You havo told mc to leave you; that you
wish to see mono more. Very well ; this
time I will tako you at your word. I will
leave you, and let the future prove who
was right or wisest. I���I will go away I I
will forget I"
"It is well," she says, her voice low and
faint. " I deserve all you have said, and
moro. I have only brought sorrow to youl
Go away, live your own life, forget me, and
be happy again,"
" Those are your lust words ?"
" Yes. My life is hard and sad enough ;
you would add to il sliamo and misery and
undying remorse, and call that a proof of���
love. Forgive me if I cannot see it in lho
same light as yourself."
" And I say you do not lovo me, and
never did, or you would know "
" Very well," she interrupts, " beliovo
that,    It is best that you should,"
"And I am to go now ?" he says, sorrowful and hesitating. " If you send ine from
you to-night, Lauraine, I will novor oome
back.    Remember that."
Both of them a rn hurt and angiy now,
both beset with cruel pain, and waging that
terrible OOufliot with passionate lovo and
wounded pride that is al once so ill-judged,
and resentful a thing.
Lauraine looks steadily away from the
entreating, watchful eyes; away, away Io
the far oil mountain range swept with faint
gray clouda, allvercd by the clear moonlight
and the haze of the shining stars.
"If he only knew," she thinks, in tho
depths of her aching heart, " if he only,
only knew I"
But lie does not know. To him she is
only eo'd, calculating, unloving. Bight and
pure he knows in her mode of loving and
lh ink ing ; bul wiiat man who loves as Keith
loves can see right and purhy as the things
limy nre?
" 1 hive neve'' asked you to come back,"
aayn Lauraine, faint and low, " and bo very
sine I never will. 1 nui sorry that you are
angry with me. Perhaps to-nioinw you
will be sorry too.   But 1 know it is best,"
" Clood-bye then I"
She turns, and gives him her hand, Ho
looks at her long, and tho blue eyes grow
ininly, the liro and anger die out, He
bends suddenly forward nnd touches her
lips with his own, Ile does not speak auothor word, only drops her hand and goes.
The cello of his footsteps dies away, Tlie
door olosoa with a heavy sound.
Willi a stilled sob La nnine falls on her
knees, and leans her bend ngainat the low
railings oi the Sower-covered balcony,
right!" she moans.
The wind siirs the pine houghs and the
stars shine calmly down.
They have seen so much of trouble, have
heard so much despair, and to them a human
life is suali a little space to sorrow in, or be
glad.
(TO BEOONTISUED.)
CUEIOSITIES-
At the fielding Brothers Silk Works,
Northampton, Mass., there is a well ,1700
feet deep lhat is perfectly dry at the bottom.
Potato rot is caused bya minute parasite,
a species of living breathing creatures so
small that a colony of '2000 can live in a
space smaller Ihan a pin's head I
The condor soars higher than any other
species ot bird, spending nine-tenths of its
life at a distance of more than three milos
above the surface of the earth.
In the human blood there is an average
of 300 red cells to every single white one.
Thc red cells have an average diamoter of
l-.'I'JOOih ofan inch; the white onep, 1-25,-
000th of an inch.
In Machyn's  Diary, entry of March 3
1557,1 find the following i     Seen a shoo
maker soundly thrashed at Cheapsidc to-day
by order of the haliff for making a high-
priced boot of a oheap quality of leather.
A female codfish will lay 15,000,000 eggs
during a single season. Piscatorial authorities say that wero it not for the work of thc
natural enemies of lish they would soon fill
all the available spaoo in the seas, rivers and
oceans.
A late authority on American money says
that the largeat amount represented by any
one "greenback" is 810,000 and that there
is but one such note iu existence.
An old German scientist has lately oome
to tho front with the startling declaration
that all diamonds of this earth originally
come from the moon or aerolites or meteorites.
A recent experiment station bulletin
givesstartling statistics concerning thescods
of weeds. According to the document referred to the purslane may have as many as
388,000 seeds to the single plant; thc
thistle (15,300 and the plantain closo to 50,-
000.
McCarty says (seo " Statistician and
Economist," Pago) that beos, in order to
collect one pound of olovcr honey, must
deprive G'2,000 clover heads of their nectar.
To do this they must mako 350 trips to tho
fields,
Thc largest amount of insurance at risk
upon a single life is 81,000,000, carried by
John Wmiamaker, Harrison's Postmaster
General, Stetson, the hatter, carries tlie
next largest amount, 8750,000,
IfiON KAILS IN ARUTIC EE9I0NS.
A Shipment of Hulls lop the silliiriiui Road
via lhe Karu Hen.
Oapt. Wiggin, who originated tho idja
that the Arctic waters of thc Kara Sea
might be utilized for oommeroe between
western Kurope and Siberia, is goiug to
enter the Kara Sea again this summer on
another voyage to the mouth of the Yonissei
Kiver. He is in command of an expedition
Bent out by the Russian Government to tako
to the Yonissei two light-draught steamers
that have beon built on tho Clyde to navigate tho great Siberian waterway. These
vessels will leave England toward tho end
of this month. They will be carried by the
Arctic vessels Blencathra and Orestes and
the last-named vessel will tako as part of
her cargo the first consignment of rails shipped by sea to the Siberian railroad. Wheu
the Orestes reachos the mouth of the river
at Golcheeka the rails will bo trans-shipped
to Russian river steamers and taken far
south, to whero the railroad is building.
The Blencathra and the Orestes wil! then return to England, whero Capt, Wiggin is
expected to arrivo about the middle of
October,
The rails will form tho firBt cargo ol such
heavy material that has ever been conveyed
hy sea to Siberia, Capt. Wiggin has tho
utmost faith thai ho will bo able to mako
his way through any ice ho may find in the
Kara Sea. If thc enterprise succeeds, a considerable saving of time andoxpense will ho
offceted as compared with tlio long and
cosily overland journey.
A BKAVE NOVA SC0TIAN.
lost Ills Lire to Save Ilia dub In Boy.
A Now York, special says : Alexandor
Howard Cann, first mato of the Nova
Seotian barque"Lillian," now here, loot his
lite al Demerara Juno 20, from carhonio
acid gas arising from the vessol's cargo of
sugar. Ho sent tlio cabin boy, Douski, to
the chain locker io haul in the cable, Tho
hoy was below so long that the mate slid
down the companion ladder and went forward to the lockt.
Ten minutes passed and neither the mate
nor the cabin hoy appeared. Then the forward hatch was pulled off and a hoavy
cloud of vapor came from the opening.
The crew saw the mate aud the hoy lying
unconscious on tho lower deck, both black
in the face. One of the crew tried to get to
them, but was driven out hy the fumes of
the sugar. Then a rope was twisted about
lho boy's log and he was pulled up. Ho
was unconscious and remained in a comatose, condition for an hour and a half. Whon
lho mate was finally raised by lhe samo
means ho was dead.
Doctors from shore resuscitated the cabin
boy. Cann undoubtedly saved his life, as
he swooned at tho further end of thc chain
locker, with his head projecting beyond the
door. The authorities investigated Cann's
d.'a'Ji and hold tlie vessel four days. At
Cann's funeral at Demerara a big demonstration was mado by the poople, They
made Cann out a hero, and his last ceremonies approached in dignity the funeral of
a statesman,
Thought it an Insult-
Clara : " Well, aunt, have your photographs come from Mr. Snappescholte's?"
Miss Maydoval (angrily) : " Yes; and
they went hack, too, with a note expressing
nn opinion of his impudence,"
" Gracious I What was it ?"
" Why, on the back of every picture wero
these words ; ' The original of this is carefully preserved.' What business Is il of bin
ifl am a little ��u 1" Some New Facts ami Figures Concrrnlus
lin-Ureal ll.-lropidis of England.
London's area is larger than New York,
Paris and Berlin put together.an area which
may lie represented by a circle of 30 miles
in diameter. Think of ita 30,000 streets,
which if put end to end would reach from
St. Petersburg to Loudon, yet some thirty
miles of new streets are laid out yearly.
Imagine its thousands of miles of sewers of
glazed white brick, all as carefully mapped
out as the streets themselves. Consider its
70,000 gas jets���to efficiently replace which
by electricity would cost twelve millions
sterling. If any one were to undertake to
walk one way through all the streets of
London, he would he obliged to go as far as
it ia across from New York to San Francisco. Walking at the rate of 20 miles a day,
it would take one some years. A stranger
is not so much struck by London's splendid
and imposing appearance as by its immensity. In every direction there seems to he
no end to the town. Ita population is
greater than that of many a kingdom. It
has heen said that there are more Scotsmen
in London than in Edinburgh, more Irishmen than in Dublin and more Jews than in
Palestine, with foreigners from all parts of
the world.
Yet there are ao many Englishmen in the
capital that one is not likely to noli jc the
people of other nations. Its thoroughfares
are tho most crowded of any city in Europe. Ten thousand new houses are annually added to the 700,000 dwclliugB
whicli shelter its population of five millions
���that is, as many houses aa there are people in any other town or city in tho kingdom. Sixty milea of shops open every
Sunday, and there are 1400 places of worship to conteract the evil effects of some
12,000 public houses. The population of
the mighty Babylon increases at the rate
of 200 souls a day. In some districts thc
number of people have increased by nearly
100 per cent, within the last ten years.
Who cau realize
THE MUTjTITODISOOS life
of London ? Every seventh person in England and Wales is a Londoner. A birth
takes place in London every threo minutes,
and a death every five minutes; recently
the births registered twice the number of
deaths. In one year there have heen nearly 37,000 marriages in London. Its foreign
population has been roughly estimated at
300,000, yet there are over 14,000 police
and 400 permanent police detectives te control this multitude. It is calculated that
there are fully 70,000 Germans living in
London at the present time, and that over
50 per cent, of the foreigners in England
take up tlieir abode in the metropolis.
Each day some 10,000 strangers enter London which is infested by 120,000 paupers.
One-third of the foreign immigrants are
poor people. Lato statistics show that out
of the 5,000,000 inhabitants more than 300,-
000 families cam less than three shillings a
day, From all quarters of the world pour
into the modern Babylon an increasing
stream of tlio unfortunate and persecuted
of all countries and the dregs of European
society as well. Nearly 1,000 children are
born yearly in London workhouses. Two
years ngo there were more than 12,000able-
bodied paupera in those charitable institutions. It has been calculated that London
has paupers enough to fill all the houses in
Brighton. One in every eleven inhabitants
seeks poor relief in the course of the year,
yet we are assured that pauperism is stead.
ily on ths decrease.
The workers alone in the London hospitals amount to 5,000 pcrsons.of whoT. some
1,300 are honorary medical ollicers, who
devote their time to the treatment of disease without fee of any kind. The hospital Saturday fund has heen the means of
collecting over half a million of money. It
is a gloomy fact that there are nearly 1,000
common lodging-houses, which have nearly
00,000 inhabitants. These warrens contain
nearly 10,000 women and girls, half of
them being under the age of 22. There are
250,000 more women than men in London.
Over 500,000
HOMELESS WANDERERS
and '24,000 beggars belong to tho richest
city in the world ; and every night, in this
pitiless place,0,000 persons sleep in thc
open air. It is estimated that the amount
of poverty is so groat ami living so precarious that one person in five will ultimately
die in workhouse, hospital or lunatic asylum. Loudon's river has over 700 acres of
docks. Those at Tilbury are large enough
to accommodate the whole shipping of London. Over ��10,000,000 sterling is yearly
received from customs duties alone. The
floating populace of the Thames numbers
some 300,090 souls, and 52,000 persons
sleep nightly on that part of the river whicli
constitutes the port of Loudon, Tnere
are nearly 12,000 pleasure boats on the upper reaches of the River.
The monetary value of this mighty Babylon is worth two and one-half times as much
as Paris. There are 30 pooplo in London
with iuco.ues over ��100,000 a year each.
Londoners are computed to spend ��1,200,-
000 daily, and in proportion to the population give away twice as much in charity as
anyoiher city in England. Tho other year
thoro were threo charitable bequests exceeding ��20,000 eaoh. Tho wages bill of
the Jorporacion alono exceeds lib 0,000 a
year. Wc may horo mention as a curiosity
that the suits of the lord mayor's livery servants cost nearly 8100 each. There are
ninety different banking companies in Loudon.
THE DANK Ot ENCLAND
turns out about ��24,000,000 worth of
notes a woek. Two years ago there was
cleared in the oity alone no less a sum than
7,bOO,COO,000 and some odd thousands of
pounds. It has been calculated that the
annual income of tho London Jews is nearly ��5,000,000, which nieuns that the Jews
are two and a half times richer thau the
Gentiles,
The London morning papers contain
about 10,000 advertisements every week.
Over 400 newspapers of all description! are
published in London, two of which are
printed in the Spanish language. It is calculated lhat overy weekday morning 1,01X1
miles of London newspapers are given to I lie
world by means of the rotary press, The
combined circulation of those papers is over
30,000,000copies weekly ; tho expenditure
for news jn London alone would amount lo
at least ��12,(100 a day. Ten million letters
are delivered weekly in London hy over
4,000 postmen, who walk together a dlstanoe
equal to twice the olroiiinference of tho
globe.   Last *foar W.OWJdO pmtiil articles
country. There are 12 postal deliveries a
day in the E.C. district. Londoners write
more than 57,000 letters a day, requiring 3D
gallons of ink, and each inhabitant receives
on an average two letters a week, There
are said to be twice as many letters delivered yearly in the metropolis as in Ireland,
Scotland and Wales together in the same
time. The number of telegraph messages
received in London last year was 6,000,000
���a third of the telegrams daily dispatched
in England being sent from London offices;
10,000 miles of overhead telegraph wires almost shut out
THE SMOKT CAKOPV
over some of the London streets, while 34,000
miles of similar wires worm their way under
" I would like to call your attention te
my payteut cooker," said the mild-mannered man wi'h 'he soft low voice to the rector
of St. Birtnolo ni.w's. "It consists, as
mebbe you can see���"
" But I don't desire a cooker, and would
not look at one if I did," interrupted the
rector of St. Bartholomew's iu as irascible
a manner as is permitted to his cloth.
"lhey come in three sizes," continued
the mild-mannered man with the soft low
voice "small, iiiejum, and large. They're
mde of tin, gennwine block-tin, not rolled
ti I have frequently bcen congratulated
onthe quality of my tin. Said Bishop
Dobs in to me, ' Hicks, I congratulate you
on the quality of your tin.'"
ground, in company with 3200 miles of gas "Bishop Dobson?" queried the rector of
nln...^AKnnLi..j.imf..m.(n.  Th!,.,, I St. Bartholomew's with languid interest.
I don't remember to have seen his name
in the Church Calendar,
pipes and 4500 miles of water mains. There
are veil on to 14,000 street hydrants in
Loudon. Twelve per cent, of the water
supply iB drawn from artesian wells, and in
one month Londoners obtained considerably
over 87,000,000 gallons of water daily from
their famous river.
London has the distinction of being the
first city to use coal.   Its use was shortly
after forbidden, aud one man was actually
executed for violating this law.   About 6,.
000,000 tons of coal are required to produce
the gas consumed iu London every year.
Four and a half million pounda are paid
yearly for gas, tne gaa companies making a
profit of ��1,50.1,000.   The profits of the
water companies last year wcre over ��1,-
000,000. We are told that about 150,000,000
gallons of water are used every day by Londoners, and that 45 per cent, of the water
supposed to be uaod for domestic purposes
ia wasted.   It took 21,000,000 gallons of
water to extinguish the 2300 fires in Lou
don last year;   this gave   an average
of 44 fires a week, the greatest number
of which occur on Saturdays, the days on
which  the most crimes are perpetrated.
Firemen save over 100 lives annually, yet
London loses more inhabitants by Ire every
year than both Paris and Berlin together.
Of late years there has heen a considerable
development of the coal traffic of London,
nor can this he wondered at when we recollect that there are about 700,000 houses
whicli, on cold days, consume 40,000 tons
of coal,  emitting 480 tons of sulphur.   A
few years ago ��70 worth of gold was collected from the soot of the chimney in the
London mint, and ��000 a year is extracted
from the soot of the large refinery in Lime-
house.   The soot recovered from the London chimneys every year yields an annual
revenue of ��45,000.   It is not a pleasant
reflection for people with delicate chests
that fog hangs over the metropolis for over
40  days per  annum, and that a sciential,
says that this average cloud is 3000 feet
thick.   The  weight  of  the  smoko-oloud
overhanging the city has been computed hy
a professor at 50 tonB of solid carbon, and
250 tons of hydro-carbon aud carbonic aoid
gases for each day of the year, and its value
at ��2,000,000 sterling per annum,
BITS 01 SOIENOE.
An oyster may carry as many as 2,000,-
000 eggs.
Many small animals eat their own weight
in food in a day.
Rapid growth of the finger nails is considered to indicate good health.
Twelve thousand microbes strung on a
line would mako a procession only one inch
in length.
The biggest fresh water fish, the " ara-
paima," of the Amazon in South America,
grows te six feet length.
A thousand millions of the animalculae
found in stagnant water do not collectively
equal the size of a grain of sand.
A toad is no fonder of dirt than anyone
else, and before he sucks an angle-worm
down his throat scrapes the dirt off with
his paws.
Darwin asserted that some species of
trailing vines can see. They always make
for the nearest object around which they
can twine.
The breaking weight of one foot of cast
iron one inch square is 5,S71 pounds ; the
breaking weight ofa piece of hickory of the
same dimensions is 270 pounds.
Thunder atorms are more frequent in
Java than in any other part of tlie world,
there being an average of ninety-seven days
in each year iu which they occur.
Lightning is zigzag because, as it condenses tho air in the immediate advance of
its path, it fliea from side to side in order
to pass where there is the least resistanco
to its progress.
It is sai.l that the orange was originally
a berry of the size of the ordinary wild
cherry. Its evolution in size and sweetness
is the result of 1,500 years of attention by
horticulturist*.
The elephaut is given tlie credit of being
the moat long-lived as well as the most in-
leligent of all animals. Olivier says there
are instances of tlieir having lived to beyond
the age of SOD years.
Many deep sea fishes are covered with
phosphorescent spots, whi h act as portable lamps. These fish live at a depth of
two to fivo miles. Tlicir soft bodies arc
made linn by the tremendous pressure of
the surrounding water.
Snow appears white to us became it is an
aggregation of an infinite number of miniiie
crystals, each reflecting all the colors of
the rainbow ; these colors, uniting before
they reach the eye, cause it to appear whito
to every normal eye.
Life and Death'
BV MIl.ToN OOIDSMITH,
Two anowflakea horn of winters storm,
fell through I he air-
Two downy Hakes of Btnr-Hko form
Heyond compare.
One rested on tho sun klasod ground,
Ami thawing, died;
Wl.il..- ...no a sheltered loo-drlfl found,
And death defied.
Two human soul-, hy (jo Is decree,
Wore -cnl lo earth ;
Each with n dlfreronl destiny
Was givon blttb.
One struggled 'gainst an evil fate,
Nor long survived;
The oi in r, imrn of happier atate,
drew strong and thrived,
Oh, wlm can solve the hidden sense
Of God'* ilu-iunl
We trust iii Ms omnipotence
And love divine.
Nol length of year-, hut deed- sublime,
Can call ua blest;
Heli'iiui'si live*, who in his lime
IIa- lived the be.-u
" Methody," explained the mild-mannered man. " I'm a Methody, Here's a certificate from my pastor Baying I'm an indi-
vidooal of moral character and use good tin
in my cookers. Here's a letter from the
Kev. Edward Atkins���but I don'tsetmuoh
store by that, bein' as he is a Baptia', and
no judge of tin. The principal on which
my cooker is based���"
" Vou will have to excuse me," said the
rector of St. Bartholomew's, looking hard
at the heavy gold watch presented him by
the parish on his last birthday, " hut I have
a sermon to wiite."
" .Mebbe your lady would like to aeo the
cookcr,"said the mild-mannered man. "It's
made of genuwine block-tin, and Bishop
Dobson himself said, ' Hicks, I congratulate
you on the quality of your tin.'"
"I have no wife," said the rector, with
the merest suspicion of a blush,
" Then buy a cooker and git one," said
the mild-mannered man, confidentially.
" With Hicks's paytent cooker as an argu-
mint, you will git one easy, They come in
three sizes���small, mejum, and largo.
This here is the small one. Folds all up,
you see, like a telescope. Mebbe you
wouldn't believe it, but one of them small-
sized cookers saved my life onoe. It was
in the spring of 185.3, or the fall of 1852, or
the winter of 1S54, I don't remember which
and it don't make no difference, that the
Rev, Dr, James Wilyums, D. D., and I
took passage for Africky in the brig Thomas J. Walkup, goin' as missionaries to some
of the numerous cannibal tribes that keeps
dowu the population, and consequently
accounts for the depressed values of real
estate in the Dark Continent. The Rev.
Dr. Wilyums was to teach the savages religion, but my mission was a more important one. I was to introduce Hicks's paytent
cooker among 'cm. You can see that even
this large-sized cooker won't hold a man,
to say nothin' of the mejum and small ones.
Now I calculated to teach the savages to
use my cooker:! and when they got so attached te 'em as to never eat nothin' except
what was cooked in a cooker���seein' that
you couldn't cook a man in 'em���cannibalism would naturally die out. When I
broached my plan to Bishop Dobson his
eyea shone and he said: 'Go Hicks, go.
Your work will supplement the work ofthe
Rev. Dr. Wilyums. I heartily commend
your plan, and I congratulate you on the
quality of your tin.' Them was his words,
and I went,
" Well, sir, the mornin' after I arrived
in Africky I began to talk to the chief about
my cooker, when what does he do but take
me down to the leadin' grocery store of the
town and show ine the Rev. Dr. Wilyums
chained up.
" ' Can you cook him ?' axed the chief.
" ' No,' said I, my breath all gone with
I surprise at the turn affairs had took.
Well,' said the old ohief, ' them's the
kind of victuals we eats. We don't consume muoh in the way of breakfast foods,
infants' foods, and the liko. If your cooker
can't cook our style of provisions we ain't
got any use for it.'
"And with that they put me in their jail,
and that was the last I ever see or heerd of
the Rev. Dr. James Wilyums, D. D. They
would have et me at once, but the chief's
daughter, Ugogina, fell in love with me.and
made 'em pat off the obsequies or festivities,
according as you looked at it from my
stand-point or the savages'. 1 talked nice
to Ugogina, and got her to bring me my
small-sized cooker, the ouly one the old
witch doctor what kept the cookers would
let her have ; and with that I cooked them
savages the finest kinds of victuals they ever
et, and they set me free and made me royal
cook, nnd the chief kinder smiled indulgently at the way Ugogina was makin' up to me,
So you see the small sized cooker saved my
life."
" I'll buy the small size," said tho rector,
hastily.   " I have a sermon to wril'e, "
" Now you just take my advice and git a
mejum size. You can a (lord it. When you
tako that small-sized cooker round to that
young lady you're after, when you ask her
to marry you what'll she think? Why,
she'll Bay to herself that inbuyiu' this small
cooker you are lay in' out not to over have
any oompany te meals, and if shs's a girl
that is fond of company you're runnin' a
risk. Wait till I tell you how a niejnm
sized cooker saved my lifo. Well, tho old
witch doctor took a big dislike to ine, and
kept tellin' the folks that I would mako a
better meal cooked than 1 would cook in'.
Ugogina wanted to marry nie, and tho chief
was willin'.hut the witch doctor prophesied
a lot of onlninilies if tho marriage took
place, and scared lhe chief, Now I didn't
want to marry Ugogina, but 1 could soc
that if 1 did I would be saved from bein'ot;
but I thought I would Iry to savo myself
an J get out of tlio marriage aleo. I could
have rim off to son any day, but there warn'l
no boats. I could see ships sailin' hy ipiitu
often, but there warn't no way to git oil to
'em. I decided to fix the witch doctor first.
I got Ugogina to wheedle tho old Idler to
give me my mcjiini-sized cooker, the small-
sized not bein1 large enough for my purposes. Then I got a lot of African beans
nnd some hollow reeds and some sticky
clay. I set tho beans u-cookin' and put the
reeds into a little hole 1 made in top of the
cooker. 1 invited lhe witch doctor in, and
told him this was some of my now vaporized
atmospheric air, and told him to put his
mouth to the reeds and suck somo in, "i ou
know, if you lime studied chemistry, that
beans aro highly charged with gas. Ks.
pecially is this true of the I'enuwine Afiican
bean. ' Well, sir, that old chap swallerod a
lol of that gas, nud quicker thun a wink
Ugogina and I knocked him over and plastered Ids nose nnd month lip wiih clny, and
I'm a liar if that gaa didn't float lhat old
teller right up in the air, clear out of sight,
tmuiig, i sioou tnere in tront ot the people
when he was lloatin'in the air, and told 'em
1 was a magician, and could sot 'em all
lloatin'. They was scared ; wanted to elect
me chief; but I wasn't used to high political honors, and compromised with Alderman and President of tlie School Board.
Well, sir, Ugogina was dyin' to marry me
at once ; hut I staved her olT fer a time by
soyin' 1 wanted to git my trousseau ready.
That's how the mejum-sized cooker saved
my life."
"I will buy a medium-Bized one," said
the rector, faintly, "ft can boused by St.
Margaret's ward of the guild at church
fairs."
"Or county fairs cither. However, I think
you would like the large-sized cooker for
the church fairs. But you wait till I finish
my story. Now I was engaged to a girl in
the United States, If 1 married Ugogina,
what would be the consequences! Breach
of promise suit for ��10,000, and me with no
assets but three sample cookers of blo.'ktin.
\\ hat then ? Default of payment, States's
prison for life. 'Sides, I didn't want to
marry Ugogina. What did I do? Weli, air,
one day I see a ship goin' by, and stretchin'
out the large-sized cooker���they are all air
tight���1 jumped on it and paddled off to
the ship, poundin' on the small and mejum
sized all the way to scare sharks. That's
how the large-sized cooker saved my life."
" Put me down for the large sizo," said
the rector of St. Bartholomew's wearily.
"I knowed you would," said the mild-
mannered man with the soft low voice.
" There's something affeotin'in the story of
how them cookers saved my life,"���[Harper's Weekly.
THE SNAIL'S MOUTH-
II is Well No Uij- Willi Benst Has ��nc Lilie
II.
" It is a lortunate thing for man and the
rest of the animal kingdom," said the naturalist to a reporter " that no large wild animal has a mouth constructed with the devouring apparatus built on the plan of the
insignificant-looking snail's mouth, for that
animal could out-devour anything that
lives. The snail itself is such an entirely
unpleasant, not to say loathsome, creature
to handle that few amateur naturalists care
to bother with it, but by neglecting the
snail they miss studying ono of the most
interesting objects that como under tlieir
observation.
" Anyone who has noticed a snail feeding
on a leaf must have wondered how such a
soft, flabby, slimy animal can make such a
sharp and clean-cutincision in tho leaf, leaving an edge as smooth and straight aB if it
had been out with a knife.   That is due to
the peculiar and formidable mouth hc has.
The snail eats with liis tongue and the roof
of his mouth.   The tongue is a ribbon which
the snail keeps iu a coil in his mouth.   This
tongue is in reality a band saw, with the
teeth on the surface instead of on the edge.
The teeth arc so small that as many as 30,-
000 of them have been found on one snail's
tongue.   They are exceedingly sharp, and
only a few of them are used at a time. Not
exactly only a few of them, hut a tew of them
comparatively, for the snail will probably
have 4,000 or 5,000 of them in use at once,
He does this by means of this coiled tongue.
He can uncoil as much of this as he chooses,
and the uncoiled part he brings into service,
tho roof of his mouth is as hard as bono. Ho
grasps the leaf between his tongue and that
hard substance, and rasping away with hia
tongue saws through the toughest leaf with
ease, always leaving the edge smooth and
straight,
"By use the teeth wear off or become
dulled. When the snail finds that this tool
is becoming blunted ho uncoils another section and works that out until he has come
to the end of the coil. Then he coils the
tongue up again and is ready lo start in new,
for while he has been using tlie latter portions of the ribbon the teetli have grown in
again in tho idle portions���I he saw has
been filed and reset so to spoak���and while
he is using them the teetli in the hack part of
the coil are renewed. So I tliink I am right
in saying that if any large beast of prey was
fitted up with such a devouring apparatus as
the snail has it would go hard with the rest
of the animal kingdom."
"Kyphosis Bioyolistaram."
One evil traceable to bicycling, though
not enumerated by Henri del'arville, ia the
confirmed "stoop," which has already declared itself in many "wheelmen"���a result,
indeed, so common iu tho less strongly
built bicyclists of tho continent as to have
found its way into classification as tho
"kyphosis hicyclistaruni." The dorsal
curvature posteriorly���kyphosis proper���
which used to be rare in boys under 14
years of ago, is, now that the bicycle is so
largely used even hefore puberty, very
frequently met with, particularly amongst
thoso young bicyclists whose spinal column
is developing more rapidly than the ligaments and muscles, and in whoso case,
therefore, the equilibrium botween those
several parts is mora) or less disturbed.
Were it merely an unsightly deformity, thc
"stoop" in question omdit to be combated
in every way; but confirmed dorsal curvature posteriorly has sequel u3 of its own
iiuito mischievous enough to oallfor Immediate and effective counteraction. Tho
displacement, embarrassed (unotlonal noli vity.nndurrested or diHi'iifoddevelopment,
of the thoracic viscera which kyphosis Inevitably induces arc all loo serious to warrant the slightest neglcot In remedying
them, if only to obviate that recourse to
ortliopii'dio apparatus which
onoiigh been found to be necessary in severe
oases. K.vercise of a kind to acciisiom the
spinal column lo an action directly antagonistic to the "inclination forward" of lho
bicyclist's attitude is what is manifestly
indicated, and the use of the Indian clubs
or suoh similar means of incurvating tho
spine anteriorly, throwing out tlio chest
and maintaining the head erect should bo
practised with that object.[���Lancet.
A Sinn or Vain Pursuit by a Band of Mur
il-thus Indians.
"Dive for your life man aud come up under the tree I"
These words I yelled from inside a hollsw
tree thirty years ago to a man pursued by
Indians, says a writer. The tree was on the
shore of a large lake, near Pelican Rapids,
Minn.  The whole country  was swarming
with the red skins  that took part in the
great " Indian outbreak."   It was an early
autumn day.   I had been out hunting, for
the Indians had been quiet for some weeks
and no fears were entertained of immediate
trouble in our section.   I did  not take my
dog in case of au attack hy savages, when
the least noise might betray  me.   The sequel  proved  the  wisdom of my   boyish
judgment.   Though   but  IS yea'rs  old I
knew every path in the wilderness as well
as the rabbits, and iu  summer spent most
ofthe days bathing in the lake.   Notwithstanding all my outdoor  exercise I was a
slender delicate-looking youth. But wasn't
I glad one day that I was thin !   I "went
in swimming" always near a big dead tree
that lifted his gaunt form away up into the
sky.  It stood so close to the water that the
waves had swept tinder it aud washed away
the earth from the roots, making a big cavity where it had once drawn  nourishment
for its branches,    1 had.  often longed to
look under there  and know  all about the
mysteriea of that cave.   So one day feeling
more than usually  reckless,   I took a long
pole, poked around in thc hole to see whether I would got caught in any roots and then
dived in.   As I got well  under tht hill I
discovered that the cave was light and that
I could see bottom.   I kicked  hack till I
got out. Here was a mystery sure. Another
breath and down I wont again.   This time
I turned on my back  and  looked up.   A
great flood of light came down the old tree.
The Btorms of years above and below had
jointly eaten out the old trunk till it stood
a shell from root to top.
Once moro filling my lungs with air, I
dived directly under tho light. Then I
reached up and felt an opening. Through
this I stuck my head and one arm. Then
breathing was easy, fer there was plenty of
air. I told nobody of my secret snd chuckled
every time I thought of my wood parlor.
The next day I took witb me an ax and eut
out tho opening till it was large enough
even for a man. Then I cut little eye-holes
(I called them " peepers") through the sides
so that I could see any one approaching.
The day when it really became a retreat I
was sitting on the bank at the favorite
spot, debating whether it woe too late in
the year and whether thc water was too
cold for taking a farewell plunge. I had
almost made up my mind not to go in when
a rifle shot eame booming across the lake.
The shot was still echoing among the trees
above me when a white man dashed down
to the shore and ran along the beach. At
his heels came a band of Indians. Every
now and then I could see one raise his bow
and let fly an arrow. Back into the woods
the fleet white man darted, taking my direction. A tew miuutes and they might be
upon tr,(*. But I smiled as I thought of the
treo and quickly threw off my clothes, which
I tied into a bundle and fastened about my
waist.
Then I laid my ear lo the ground and
listened. Tramp, tramp came the dull
sound of running feet, growinp clearer and
clearer. I hesitated no longer, but plunged
in and soon had my eyes to the " pecpere."
Tiie water had scarcely dried on my flesh
when, crashing through the under brush,
came the hunted man. The terrible spurt
of speed by which he had momentarily left his
pursuers behind had told on him, and now,
breathless, pale and ready to fall, he leaned
against the tree. He haal thrown away his
rifle in the race, but now he drew his revolver, aud, hiding behind the tree, prepared
to meet arrow with bullet. His head was
only a few inches from my mouth as I cried
to him to dive under the tree and come in.
The cry so near him only added to his
fright, and his revolver neaily.fell from hia
iiand.
" Don't be afraid. I am inside the tree.
Join me and you are safe."
I leaned over the opening and extended
a helping hand into the water, There was
a splash and in n second I had fast hold of
a buckskin clothed arm and 1 drew him np
inlo the tree, he shivering with the bath
and awful fear. I hud ouly time to get
back to my "peepers" when thc bloodthirsty troop camo bounding on his track.
His sudden disappearance stunned them.
Down on their knees they went, examining
every detail of his footprints. Some leaned
agaiust the tree and I could have whispered
in their ears. To the very spot from which
ho had dived they tracked him, and then
they waited. Ile wiil swim the lake, they
thought, and we will watch for him. When
no head appeared above the water the
braves fell into a dispute ubout the trail,
and finally, after an hour of waiting, disappeared in the forest. Wc two remained
in the tree until dark, Ho told me how he
was carrying messages from the military
camp when he had stumbled upon tho Indian band and how thoy had sought to
S'i'.rcli him. He had killed the first one
that laid hands on him and ihen fled. When
the first stars eame out we dropped through
the opening into the water, Inn wc did not
land near by. We swam fully a quarter of
a mile before landing to deceive any crafty
eye. thai might have been observing us.   In
half an hour I had piloted the scout safely
to the stockade ami the soldiers.
Innoconcs,
the
The Husband- "   Will you go to
has often j theatre with mo to-night, dearest':"
1    The Wife���" With pleasure ; but there il
a favor I wish to ask of you."
The Husband���"Name it, darling."
The Wife���" It is only midday now ;
you have all the aftei noon   before you.
Won't you kindly go and see that man now
instead of going   out betweeu the  aili to
see him to-night!"
Wauls a good deal���The cord player.
A proposition to hold a World's Fair in
London in 1805 or 1808 was discussed at a
publio mooting to promote lhe object two
weeks ago, at which M, Conypeare, M. P.,
and other prominent men supported tho
proposition. A universal exhibition has
not been held inl.ondou in thirty-one yoars,
while in that pei iod four successful exhibitions have been held in Prance. The Loid
Mayor nnd the Chairman of thi- Chamber
of Commerce will shortly receive a deputation on tht subject and consider it.
Incident of a Honeymoon'
Happy Bridegroom���"Waiter, I want
dlnuer for two," Walter���"Ville se lady
and gontleman bal teblo d'hoti- or a la
carte'.'" Happy Bridegroom (generous to a
fault, but weak in French)���"Bring ua
some of both and put lols of gravy on 'cm."
Lot us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained with,
out religion. Benson nnd experience both
Ol'bld us lo expect that national morality
can prevail in exclusion of religious piiuc*
pie, Oje kootenay Star
BATUBDAY, AUG. 26, 1898.
A great disfiguremenl to our town
Is the pri'S'i ;d state of Douglns street,
If the lot owners uu thut Street nro
willing to holp themselves the Government will nut be backward iu ox-
tending n helping band. Mr. Ditvie
Baid ne much when shown tho utreet
ou Wednesday. It in really iho main
���street in llie town, nud the easiest
gn li tor crossing Ibo O.P.R. truck,
which in only four foet above tbo level
of tbo slroot. Tbo sum ol $500 would
be ample, ns lho higher end was
cloared two or three years ago, If
tbo thing is to bo dono it should be
dono al ouoe, if each lot-owner will
contribute !;.,j or two days' work (aud
residents on oil,it streets would no
doubt chip in) .^250 might bo raised.
Tho Govornment would put up thc
remainder, A list of owners should
be drawn np at ouoe and tho amount
to bo contributed ascertained. Mr.
Keliio bns promised tu forward tbe
petition, which ho ban no doubt will
be successful. Only���wo must ntriko
wbile. the iron is hot I
"Things look blue "in Kaslo. Ho
says the Claim. After fifteen weeka
of won'}' and vicissitude lho Olaim has
decided to eud its existence, anil tbis
bright, nowsy journal makes the third
victim to be laid away in West Koote-
nay's journalistic boneyard. Iu its
obituary notieo the Olaim says its
contemporary (the Examiner) will
not bo long in following it to that
bourne whence, eto. And tbis is
Kaslo!   Verily is the mighty fallen I
"Who killed Kaslo?"
'���Jj'.'.said the "boomer" cuss,
" I sent things from bad to wuss;
"I killed Kaslol"
" Who Bucked hor blood?"
"I," said tho Townsite Co.,
"I 'pulled lho wires' that made her
'go;'
"I sucked her bloodi"
"���Wifo saw her dio?"
"We,'' said the railway gaug,
''We smiled at overy pang;
"We saw her diel"
'"WWII toll the knell?"
" We," said the Nelson crowd,
"We'll toll it long nnd loud;
"We'll toll the knoll I"
^1% yeoterflnj "morning a freight
train cop'iing wesfc struck a broken
���tal about three milea this side of
.nieoillowiiet, and seven cars were derailed, three or four being badly
smashed, The Allanlic Express had
crossed the freight at Illecillewaet all
riglil.anil no doubt the rail was broken
by tho express, No ouo was seriously
injured.
Dissolution of Partnership.
Notice A- heroby given, that the
partnership heretofore existing betweeu \k". A :';- : Ild J, 0 Biflhttl l>
eon, of lin Miners J Intel, Lardean,
B.C., has i i di Bolved.
.1. 0 Richardson will continue tbe
mi iiii 'ss, i oiled all accounts aud pay
���'ill debts of the linn.
t'LEJi   MnRAE
JOHN C. RICHABD
August 15th, 1893,
ESTABLISHED 1877.
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Shaepskm       mmm,si mms.m��.   Calfskins, Dry Hides
Expertersof   Tannery.     ut:- tul umir Pelts, Furs, Woo.,
FINE NORTHERN FUB3
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Tallow, Grease, Deerskins,
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REFERENCES BV PERMISSION.
3gcuhity Bank op MiNrt-jMiNHiiAPOMi>i Minn.
Ft. DiatnBOHN Nat.BanKjG.-hoaqOji III.
MoN'iftNft N'ition^l D.'.nk, MstaiNAi Mont.
Fiitjt National Bank,     Gr.****,-,* Fallc- Mon><
First National Bank,     SrriKAr-fRi-'iaBjaA'ftsu.
N-.1. BANKOPOOMMSROIiBT. LOUIS*        Mo.
Liberal Advances Hade on Shfpmonts Against
Original Rillo' lading.
Shipments Solicited.   Wt ite for Circulars,
Shippers from Hits Stata Corrc��po��d wltti and Coti-
Kii^ii'ij Mhrnnopolla llouw.
T. L. HAIG,
NOTARY PUBLIC : REVELSTOKE. B. C.
lining: and leal Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent.
FIRE, LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KOOTENAY SMELTING AND
TRADING SYNDICATE,
agent for TROUT LAKE CITY, KASLO CITY, NAKUSP & OTflHB
TOWNSITES.
Is situated at the head of the North-East Aim of Upper
Arrow Lake. It i.s the easiest point from which to enter the
remarkably rich mines of the Lardeau and Pish Creek Districts, It will have the advantage of both rail and steamboat lines. Thc C.P.R. will begin tbo building of a line from
Revelstoke to UiftX.E. A-i'iii of Arrow Lake as soon as the
weather will permit. LARDEATJ is at tho head of navigation on this Arm, and will be the terminus of steamers and
that of the Lardeau & Kootenay Railway. There is no
question that the Rich Minin*,' Districts whicli arc tributary
to LARDEAU Avill .attract thousands of Prospectors and
Capitalists during the present season, and that a large town
will grow up at that point. The history of Kaslo will be
repeated at LARDEAU this year, and investors in Kootenay
property should study the situation. Kaslo, in many instances, has already repaid from 500 to 1,000 per cent, to
investors.
The wisdom of an investment in LARDEATJ is
without question.
APPOINTMENTS.
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HEN K V CROP I. ColoniBt Building, Government Street, Victoria,
DOUGLAS .V CO., 139 Cordova Street, Vancouver.
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Now Demver, B.C.
IU-.AL   MKTATM  Si   MINES
HOI/OUT AND SOLD,
Ahutfacta and Couvcyaflccs.
H'Hid early In-itriictlono for thu
If ;���',". il'., Iiould have THE
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GENKRAL BLACKSMITH
REVELSTOKE,
BEPAIBS TO WAOOXH, F,ti'.
BtlOfiiNQ   \   SI'IKI VLTV.
PRINTS, MUSLINS,*
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TRIMMED MILLINERY
Must lie Cleared Out Quickly, and to do this  I am OfTeiing
aps
TO EVERYBODY.
This is a chance, thi you want to Iobo no tide to bny while the opportMty in*
Offered,
For these linos must be sold off to make room for New Stools coming to
H. N. COURSIER.
GENERAL MERCHANTS,
kevelstoke, New Denver
and Nakusp.
DEALERS    IN
DRY GOODS, PROVISIONS,
UPPLIEi
BfES*  illlWItl
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Harness,
FLOUR, OATS, SHORTS AND ALL KINDS OF FEED.
DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES-
WALL PAPER, Etc.
Giant Powder kept in stock at New Denver and
Nakusp.
ssrs. 0. B. Hume & Co,
Eevelstoke Station,
GROCERIES
PROVISIONS
HOOTS X SHOES
FLOUR
PEED & OATS
AMMUNITION
HARDWARE
CLOTHING
MINERS' TOOL?
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Our store at Trout Lake Citv is stocked with
Everything required by
Miners and Prospectors.
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4 -... mu .in il- min-cnair;
li stnnds In n corner dim:
Buta white-haired mother gazing iliere,
Ami yearningly thinking of Mini.
Sues through lho dusk nf tno long ago
The bloom of her buy's sweet face,
As lie ruck- -ii merrily to nml fro.
With a laugh that cheers lbe place.
Sometimes lie holds n book in bis hand,
Sometimes a pencil nnd -lale,
And ihe lesson is hard io understand,
And the figures hard to unite:
Bur he sees tho nod of his father's head,
So proud ofthe little son,
Anil -he bears tlle words so oflen snid,
"Xo four of our litlle one."
They wore wonderful day* Ihe dear sweet
days,
When a child wiih sunny hair
Was here lo scold, io ki>s and to praise,
At her knee in the little chair.
She lost him back in the busy years
When the groat world caught the man.
And bestrode away past hopes and fears
To his place in I he battle's van.
Hut now and I hen in a wistful dream.
Like a picture outof dale.
She sees a bead with a golden gleam
Bent o'er a pencil iiiii! slate.
And she lives again lhe happy day,
The day of her young life's spring,
When ihe small arm-chair stood just in
lou will look Quite as stylish ami
pale complexion-
the
way,
Tho centre of everything
A Dainty Boon-.
Although aim ist everyone likes a pretty
room, the bedrooms of the average farmhouse are bare and unattractive; containing
as a general thing, a nice-looking bedstead,
dresser and commode, but no unnecessary
article of furniture, or doooratlon,
Knowing, however, that farmers' wives
and daughters appreciate nice surroundings,
and do not go without them from choice,
but because the hard-working farmer has
"no money to spare for fixings," I would
like to tell them bow a room can be mado
pretty and inviting by a very small outlay.
To begin with, a room should have a predominating color in all its appointments.
We will call this the "blue room," and
furnish it accordingly.
Cnless the woodwork is already white,
or cream color, it will not look well with
blue, and should be repainted. Do not use
ready-mixed paints; they are generally unsatisfactory. A small can of white lead,
and half a gallon of linseed oil, will be
more than enough for the woodwork in a
bedroom of ordinary size.   If you wish to |
sua ie.
dressy.
Don t���if you have a
wear a light gray or tan hat, because it will
give you the effect of being sallow. I f you
must have it a light shade to match your
dress, line the inside with dark velvet,
whicli will make your skin look fair. Apropos hats, the rule holds good that an un-
trimmed brim is trying|to all save the most
youthful faces, whereas a pleating, or even
a fold of velvet, imparts a look ol softness.
" Don't���if you are very thin or very
stout, or if you even suspect yourself oi a
tendency either way���be beguiled by your
dressmaker into having an Kmpire gown.
It is a style which suits one woman out of
ten, and the other nine are simply foils to
set off her charms.
Don't���if your feet are short and broad-
squeeze them with agony into the shortest
shoes you can put on. If you wear a .'IB,
get a 3JA and see how much slenderer and
better shape your feet will look.
Don't���if you are blonde, brunette or
medium���be afraid of wearing yellow. There
is surely one shade of that color which will
uit you and bring out all the pink iu your
skin ; if you are sallow, it would make you
look white.
Don't���cover your face with one of the
purple veils. Very few colored veils are to
bo ti listed as being becoming, while black
and white are always in good style.
Don't���copy everything that you see is
the fashion. Suit your own figure and face,
and among all the varied designs you will
find something that Will give you an individuality of your own. Renumber that the lovely ladies in fashion plates are all Venuses,
whicli few ot us are.
sweet milk, two teaspoonfuls of cream,
butter well mixed witli two and a half cup.-;
of sifted flour, one-half teaspoouofflavoring.
Drop the batter in spoonfuls ou pans and
press a few currants on the lop of each cake.
'Jake in a quick o.-en.
Velvet Lemon Cream.���Boil a pint and a
hail of milk with two tablespoonfuls of
sugar, the thin rind of a lemon,aud, if liked
an inch of cinnamon stick. Beat four fresh
eggs, mix them very smoothly with two
dessert-spoonfuls of corn-starch, stirring
them all ihe time i Dour the boiling milk
over the mixture into a pan, add to it one-
half a package of gelatine that has soaked
in one-half pint of cold water: stir all over
a slow fire till it thickens, then pour it into
a men Id,
Sanitary Precautions-
Tho sanitary condition of the household
is a subject on which one should never weary
of expatiating. At this time more than
usual care needs to be exercised, for as the
warmdayscome the disease germs propagate
with great rapidity and before long will get
the upper hand of the careless housekeeper,
Look to the cellar, see that there are no
vegetables or fruit in a half decayed state,
clear out odds and ends of all sorts, s weep,
scrape, scrub if necessary, brush out, dust all
ashes from the heater, that have accumulated during the winter and hang around on
pamt your room in two colors, and it v/ill  the cobwebs, for they are nurseries of dis-
be much prettier that way, you will also
need a ten-cent tube of blue paint, such as
artists use for painting in oil colors.
Take part oftheleadintosomething large
enough for stirring it thoroughly, and thin
it with oil until it is as thick as cream, Mix
a very little of the paint from the tube in
about half a cupful of oil and add this to a
small part of the first mixture a little at a
time until a pale, delicate shade of blue is
obtained, and your paints are ready for
use.
L'se but little of the blue paint. If there
are beaded casings in the room paint the cen
ter of the beading and the centre of the Lead
blocks, blue; if plain casings with mouldings
are used, the mouldings around the casings
and at the top of the base-boards will be
enough to suggest what the prevailing color
of the room is to be, and give a nicer effect
than if more of the blue paint is used,
Select paper that will harmonize in color
and is suitable for the room. You can get
it, pretty and servicable for seven or eight
cents a roll.
If the carpet that was in use here wiil not
match in color with the rest of the room.do I proof as a china cur
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ease. Dark spots on the wall should be
cleared off and whitewashed. Lime is a
great purifier, and copperas-water is invaluable for killing disease-germs. Two or
three pounds of copperas dissolved in half a
barrel of water and used with a sprinkler
around drains and low places where the
water settles out-of-doors, may save a doctor's large bill orabreakin the family circle.
Pour a few pailfuls of copperas-water down
the sink aud through the pipes, deluge
water-closets with it and scatter it in all
places where there are bad odors.
Keep a can of potash on the shelf over
the kitchen-sink, drop a few crystals into
the sink and let the water dissolve it and
run away through the pipes.watch all damp
corners ; it the walls are water-soaked and
paper falls off, leaving a colony of well-
developed fungus-growths in various shades
of blue and black, scrape the walls, get a
little Portland cement, mix it with water
and put it on with a white-wash brush.
Work rapidly, mixing a small quantity at a
time, and this will not only give the walls
a hard finish but will make them as water-
Maryland Biscuit.���Add one teaspoonful
of salt to one ijuart of sifted flour then rub
two tablespoonfuls of lard thoroughly into
it with the hands. Mix with one cup of
cold water to a very stiff dough, adding the
water gradually while stirring and kneading all the time. Knead ten minutes, then
beat hard with a biscuit beater or heavy
rolling pin for full twenty minutes. When
finished the dough should be light and
puffy, and have begun to blister. Now
form into small round biscuits by pulling
oil'pieces of dough suddenly as with a snap
and pinching (puokly into shape. Be sure
and not plaoe them close together in the
pan as each biscuit must be distinct. Prick
lightly with a fork and bake twenty minutes in a quick ovsn. When done the tops
and bottoms only should be a mosl delicate
brown. The biscuit should be of tine, even
grain and have a slight crack around the
sides.
Drawn Butter.���This old-fashioned sauce
is excellent with many dishes and should be
made about 15 minutes before dinner time.
Put a tablespoonful each of butter and Hour,
iuto a sauce-pan and stir them until they
bubble; then gradually stir iu a pint of
boiling water a sidtspoopiut of salt and
quarter of a saltspponlul <?f white pepper
and stir the sauce until it is at the boiling
point, when the sauce boils draw the
saucepan to the side c' tlje lire where its
contents will keep h. t 'without boiling,
and stir iuto it, one at a'time, three table-
spoousfuls ot butter, cut in small pieces,
taking care that each one is entirely mixed with the sauce before adding another.
As soon as the butter is stirred in, serve
the sauce in a hot sauce-boat.
Northumberland.
" What capes'.'
" Why, Cape Tormentine in New Brunswick and Cape Traverse in Prince Edward
Island, to be sure."
These capes stretch out to within nine
miles of meeting each other, and the waters
of the Straits of Northumberland flow between.
" \\ ell, it is an easy matter to cross over
that nine miles of water,'' you say.
That depends, gentle reader. If it is summer time you can engage a couple of sturdy
boatmen to row ynu across, or if you know
how to handle a boat yourself you can set
your sail and be over in an hour or so. But
if the time be midwinter, how- will you get
across then�� There's the rub. Navigation
in the straits is then stopped. The weather
is cold, and instead of the gentle summer
breeze the northern blasts sweep by ; and
where your little craft gently glide in summer you now see ice piled up in mountains
ice carved into fantastic shapes and hewn
into caverns and jagged precipices; ice
spread out into plains or ground up iuto
lolly.
How will you cross now? Rowboat, sailboat, ship, steamer, will avail you nothing.
What will you do ? " Walk over or skate
over," you say. Vou cannot do either. All
lhe ordinary modes of locomotion fail. Shall
1 tell you how 1 got over'!
It was the last week in January. 1 arrived at Cape Traverse by rail late Monday
evening. On Tuesday and Wednesday the
weather was so very cold and stormy that
it was considered altogether unsafe to attempt to cross. Thursday morning was
finer, and the word was given to make a
start. A number of passengers had gathered at the only hotel at the Ope awaiting
an opportunity to go over. There is a great
bustle about eight o'clock. Drivers, passengers,    boatmen���all    are   astir.   The
 ,,.....  uioiupa are generally
made without disaster. Many years ago a
bu.it left Cape Tormentine, and hai proceeded to within a half a mile of tbe shore
when a violent snowstorm arose, The men
turned up the boat on the ioe for shelter,
and were carried out into the strait. Their
only tood for several days was the ilesh and
blood uf a dog they had with them. Among
the passengers were two med: ,'al students
returning home from Harvard. One of
'.hem died at the close of the third day and
the other was dreadfully frozen. Land
was made on the Nova Scotia coast on the
fourth day. Most of the survivors lost
their lingers, toes, hands or feet.
A fin eminent steamer plies at irregular
intervals during the winter between Pietou,
N.S.,and Georgetown, P.K.I., adistanceof
about forty miles. This craft was built of
iron expressly for the purpose, after a
Swedish model, and is an excellent boat.
Sometimes she is a week or more on the
passage, being carried hither and thither by
the drifted ice, Of course this occurs but
seldom, and the round trip is sometimes
made in a day.
It is in contemplation to construct a
tunnel betweeu the opes under the waters
of the straits. In fact, borings were begun
last slimmer. The Canadian Government
has engaged Sir Douglas Fox, the eminent
Knglish engineer, to rep art on the feasibility of the proposed enterprise.��� ���!, F, Mel-
lish, in N. V. Independent.
Developio-* Electrical Inventions.
The industry of the world, whether
mechanical, electrical or chemical, is based
on the invention of some inventor, and may
be very old or very young, as the case may
be, but the great fact is nevertheless the
same. Tlie extraordinary developments
that have within very few years taken place
in electricity have shown the world what an
baggage is piled up on tiie freightsieds.ai'id iinvollto'' oan .'to when his genius is used in
the passengers in all varieties and styles of tlll! right direotion and backed up with a
wrapping-fur coats, blanket coats, long | Is���'1 'Mimical education. There is hardly
coats and short jackets-are crowded into any one tllat requires such a thorough
the sleighs. The whips crack, and with Ueientilio training as our electric il engineer
bells a-jingle, off the horses gallop, a mile | ��* to-day, and this fact is recognized more
and a half straight out on the broad (station- i alul mte a3 time advances. It is a young
ary) ice. We reach the edge of the moving 1111,,ll3tO'i ��id, hke the men that work iu it,
ice. Whoa ! What a swirl and crashing >'ou"g' v'g��rous and pushing. Capital to
and grinding of ice, snow and water away Itlle extent l)f man>' liundred millions has
ahead as far as the eye can reach. Surely i been invested and is continually going tn
it would be a tempting of Providence to! *��r "ew and "mmi applications of the
trust one's self in the treacherous mass.
OflOSE THE BIGGEST FORTUNE.
He Fount! no Difficulty lu Transferrin!:
Ills Affection-,.
Apropos of international marriages
wherein the "dot" is the first consideration,
the girl herself being merely a necessary
adjunct and her own personality quite immaterial, the following story printed by the
New York Tribum as coming from Russia
may well point a moral and adorn a tale: A
very rich western family went abroad not
long ago, accompanied by two daughters
and a friend whose plain and perhaps insignificant exterior gave no evidence of her
golden worth���for she had a large fortune
iu her own right.    Having been left an
In the meantime the ice boats have been
run out. And such boats ! each one about
sixteen feet long, tour wide, two deep and
without keel, but having instead a pair of
iron runners or skates four feet iu length
fastened on the bottom. Her majesty's
mail and the baggage are stowed away carefully down under the thwarts. The passengers are distributed among the boats.
Our boat has six, besides the four boatmen.
science.
Nothing is too good or sacred here, and
a thing that a year ago was considered perfect has to-day to give way for something
still better. One would naturally think
that it would be a very risky business to
engage in, but this does not seem to be the
caBe, judging from the ease with which
capital can be secured for it. This is a
fact, because every electrical concern keeps
up with the times and does not stand still.
A little opening of clear water shows! Problems relating to measuring, transform'
ing, transmitting, heating, etc., have been
presented and quickly solved in many different ways and so far very satisfactorily.
Once, now and then, the inventor comes
across a stubborn and intricate question,
not put it down, but buy enough blue denim,
suoh as overalls are made of, to cover the
floor; sew it with the seam on the right, or
darkest side of the cloth, so it cau be put
down with the lightest side up, and you
have a carpet that is both cheap and pretty
und one that has the additional virtue of
being stylish, at present, in large cities. It
will
Some day, when we know a great deal
more than we do now, all of the plaster on
our walls will be made of tbis sort of material, stuff that water cannot get through;
then we will have no turthur trouble with
paper falling off und growing damp and
discolored.
iVore people  die from carelessness and
itself for a few minutes; our frail craft is'
launched and we are aboard. After a row!
of twenty or thirty yards a huge clump of
ice is encountered.   We all clump upon it |
and the boat is dragged up. The passengers      ,    , .,,.,,,,-
are then placed three on each side of 'the | and II looia as �� a" the 3kl11 ani1 patience
boat with two boatmen at. tlie bow and two ! bestowed upon it were thrown away for
at the stern.   Now every one ofthe com-|Ilotl""S*   They have to be solved, neverthe-
0[ less, it being too important to let rest, as
��j"��� raavaa.aa�� .uom�� ��..,'.,..,,.,.-.--...        ,.     ,;   ...  .      I every new departure means honor and in-
being ���f ameek ��d quiet disposition, she  ^^^S^ldK^ Sto��*-ol^  ""f*1 '""^ *��>tto" *h�� ���" ��*"-��
orphan the year before at lhe age of 30, and  &** P'",3 ov,er l,i3ihead ">��� ���00Pe'1 ��� n<*
.'ill look better, and also he warmer, if put! stupidity in the world than from any other
lown over an old carpet or heavy paper.       (.aUae,   It is toom   ' "
If you have never seen denim used in this j cleaI;
way, you may perhaps be prejudiced against wjt|,
it; but it is really very pretty, and, when '
stretched over an old carpet to give it
additional thickness, looks so well that the
uninitiated would never guess what material it is.
Vou, of course, have shades for the windows. Thin curtains should be used over
these. White muslin with large dots make
very pretty ones: or, if something cheaper
is desired, cream-colored cheesecloth should
be used. These should he long and full. Do
not use rings to fasten the curtains to the
poles, but turn a beni about eight inches
wide ; at the top of the curtain put a second
row of stitching just far enough from the
first so that the pole can be run in between
them. leaving the edge of the hem standing
up above il like a ruffle.
lhe top  of  lhe dresser and commode
should each have a cover of the white inns-'
much trouble to keep things
and because the enemy doesn't come
roaring noise and brandished weapons, nothing is thought about it. A stitch
in time saves nine, and a little care early
iu the season may save doctors' large fees
and not (infrequently undertakers' larger
bills.
lin, lined with blue silesia.   These should j R,n,0 Pa,rtlcl1
lie made a foot longer than thc top of the
dresser or commode, hemmed on the sides
and milled across the ends,   The rullle, of
course, is not lined, but should be three or
three and one-half inches wide, with a row
oi'pule blue leather stitching, or "honing
bone," at the top of the hem ; there should
also be a row of the feather sl itch ing across
the 'lids, and up the sides of  the cover.
Hem the cover mid lining separately, and
tack them logo!her at the corners, to savo
work when it is necessary to wash them.
Make a splasher also ot tho blue silesin
and white muslin, thirty inches long Iiy
twenty wide. The muslin should boihirrsd
at thc top and bottom, so it will be quite
full. It should bo the width of the hem
wider than the lining, so that tbe hem will
stand up above the shirring liko a rut Io
when it is done. Tho ends should ke
hemmed and feather-stitohed wilb blue io
match the cover of tho commode. Tho
lining should he plain.
Sunrjisr Cookery.
The garden now affords the main part of
the ihree meals and it takes the housewife
a large share of hor time to gather and prepare the vegetables or the fruit and berries;
il she cans or dries the surplus she is the
busiest of women.
Ilreen peas too often lose their flavor by
the wrong way of cooking them. .Mrs, L n-
coin says; Wash the pods before shelling,
then the peas will require no washing. Put
the peas into a colander and sift out the
'soil the pods ten minutes,
skim them out and add the p?as, Boil fifteen minutes or until tender; when nearly
done add the salt. Let the water bod nearly away and serve without draining. Season with butler, cream, salt and a little
sugar, old peas i-houhl be cooked until
tender and then rubbed through a sieve and
served as a vegetable. Peas are nutritious
bu' they arc Indigestible unless the hull he
broken beforo they are swallowed.
Huokleberry Pudding,���Beat two eggs
without separating, add to them one half
pint of milk and a tablespoonful of melted
butter, one and a half cups oi tlour ; beat
thoroughly. Have one pint of huckleberries washed fnd dried, dust them well
with flour; add them with one teaspoonful
of baking ponder to the pudding, mix
quickly, turn into a greased mould and
steam on I hour.
Lsmou Custard, -Beat the yolks of three
eggs until light with one cup of granulated
sugar; add the juice and grated rind of one
A large square pincushion should also be lemon,   Mix two tablespoonfuls of flour,
coveiel with the muslin and silesia.   Thiaj smooth with a little cold water, then add
can le finished with one wide, o.' two liar-'
row rullles of the muslin. Pillow shams
may also be made of tho silesin and muslin,
and aro very pretty if some design is worked
on them from dot to dot, in the old-fashioned "cross stitch."
Now add to the room any little articles
of decoration you may have, loop back the
window curtain with a bow of pale blue
ribbon, and lake a survey of the room. I
tliink yoll Will fool Woll repaid for the expense and trouble,
one-half of a cup of hot water and stir until
perfectly smooth. Add this carefully to
the eggs and sugar. Line a pie pia'.e with
paste and bake. Fill with the custard and
lake in a moderately quick oven until done.
V hen done and cool, cover with a meringue
r or
iin
DfesBingToom" DontV
Dnii'l--unless your  iirnn an' White an
rounded  -Wear only   a little   puff
made of the whites of the eggs and sugar
if tlio whites cf the eggs are preferred
tin pie, beat them with the yolks.
Orange Layer Cake.���Two cups sugar;
two cups llour ; one-half cup water; yolks
of iiveeggs, whites ol three beaten to a stiff
froth ; one teaspoonful of baking-powder ;
juloiand grated rind of one orange. Bake
in tvo tins.   For filling, use : Whites of
had attached herself to this particular
family, who were old friends of her parents,
and more through force of circumstances than anything else she had
accompanied them abroad; where to the
outside world she enacted the role of an
IXSIIiSIFIc'ANT FRIEND OF THE  FAMILY.
The two other girls, had very decided
social aspirations, and as they were very
prstty and had the reputation of beiug considerable heiresses they were surrounded
by impecunious young noblemen in plenty.
At St. Petersburg they even succeeded iu
capturing a young Russian prince, who,
after remaining in undecided allegiance to
their both for several weeks, finally fixed
his affection upon the older and handsomer
of the two sisters. Thereupon the youngest,
whose fancy had been more or less captivated by the handsome person and equally
attractive title of the young .Muscovite,
but who had wit enough to see that his
attentions were anything but disinterested,
took occasion to mention in the hearing of
the young man thattheir friend, Miss 8., had
A Mini LARDER FORTUNE
than either she or her sister could ever hope
to possess, and that it was, moreover, entirely at her own disposal. The prince heard,
but gave no sign for several days; then his
attentions to the older sister grow noticeably fewer, and poor shy litlle MissS. looked up in pleased surprise as the handsome
young man began to honor her with his
notice. Miss Marplot was just beginning
to wonder whether she ought not to confess
'ier sl are in the performances to the parlies
interested, when one day at luncheon Miss
S.'s own maid brought In a letter from her
mistress saving that the latter had been
married that morning to Prince M, at the
American legation, and that under the circumstances it would be best that the other
legal formalities should be completed at lhc
Hotel , where she had engaged rooms,
Of course,as she wasaninilepeirlentwoiiiaii
of ,'ili there was nothing to be said.   "Wil
could have fancied she was SO sly J" sighed
the would.be mother-in-law ofa prince.
 ^    	
A Mart-allo'is Child-
The marvellous child mentioned in the
Chinese classics, who, at four years old, was
able to recite the .'Kill verses of the 'Pang
poetry, as well as the Ancient Book of
Odes, has been eclipsed by an infant prodigy of the same ago who has presented
himself at the recent Licentiate Kxamina-
tions in Hong Kong as a candidate for literary honours. The P'anyu Chehsicn personally examined this tiny candidate, and
found that the child could write a concise
essay on the subject that had been given
him, although, of course, in an infantile
scrawl. It is observed bya local commentator that it now remains only for the Literary
Chancellor to " pass" the prodigy ere ho
can be styled as " having entered the portals of tne Dragon's gates," that is, obtained the degree of Siu-ts'ai, or Licentiate,
strap being fastened securely to the boat,
Off we go���every one pulling, The ise is
very rough, but up we are goiug over a
huge mound; uow we are descending on the
other side. In a few minutes wc reach a
long stretch���about a mile���of smooth ice.
This is the chance for a fast spurt, for we
must remember that we are running for
life. All this time the ice that bears us is
moving rapidly with the current toward
tbe wide part of the straits���out to sea.
on it.
In this category we have to class production of electricity direct ; an economical way of storing it, which probably will be radically different from
the present way, electric traction without
any overhead construction, and a more reliable lamp, with the same or higher efficiency than the present makes for out of
j door illumination, They are very hard to
solve, .'wine of these problems, and they re-
If we get carried out there our chances of. 'Il,ire hoi" caPital and intelligent labor if
reaching land alive are very slight indeed, j anything good shall be accomplished, There
and we all know that. Away then we run are capitalists willing to invest money in
over the glassy surface, someone every now ! j��3t tliose things, but how shall the mven-
and then tumbling dowu and getting pull- j
ed up again. Run, run, my lads. Now is
the time to show the mettle of your pastures.
" We are going too fast," one traveller
gasps out.
" Thero is no time to lose," answers the !
head boatman ; "lhe current is very strong,: saquently be associated w;
and we are gaining but slowly." understands that part of th
Sub iios.t'
May I  make
confident of
Smith���
you'!"
Jones���" Why, certainly."
Smith���" Well, I'm hard up and want
$50."
.tones���" V'.ii  can trust mo ; I am as
two igg��, one cup sugar, juice and grated  silent as the grave.    1 havo heard noth
..in,l .,'......  I..... ii
dii tha J rind il one orange.
ing.
One of our passengers is a great, stout sea
captain, Before we started he seemed inclined to boss everybody. But now since we
hewn running he has become unite silent.
All nt once lie exclaims; " By Jupiter, I can
stand this no longer," and throws himself
down on the ice quite blown aud exhauster
He protests that lie cannot walk another
step, and i.s pulling like a porpoise, We arc
now at a full slop, and what arc we to do ':
No words of encouragement or threat tvi'l
avail, and we are obliged lo put the two
liundred and seventy pounds avoirdupois
weight of the brave captain into the boat
and slart again on the run wiih our additional freight,
'Th" smooth ice is crossed, and we n re again
in the clumps���pull- -drug up���slide down
���steady. Now keeping our boat from
overselling, now throwing off lhe sirups
Irom our shoulders and launching cur craft
into the waters and pulling it mil again
perhaps Iwo hundred times: now one passenger suddenly breaks through tho ice and
goes down iu lhe water up to his knees, until brought up with his strap or by catching the side ill tho boat; nov another guts
up to tiie waisl. Now we ore In the lolly
���broken ice and snow nil mixed, slightly
frozen over���too weak to jury but very
still'to break and force the boat through.
One, two, three,four, live hours have passed
sinoe wo started and still some distauco
from laud. Evory now and then the boatmen ascend some high peak of ice thai they
might better see what opening it is best to
take. We are all wet and cold, and two of
our number have their faces and noses frostbitten. The wind is blowing hard from thc
north-west,   Oh, how cold !
At last we reach the broad ice, a mile
from tho Capo Tormentine shore. There
are sleighs with warm fur robes out to meet
us; and thero are warm fires ind a warm
dinner awaiting us at the little hotel, What
an appetite everyone has and what cheery
conversation at the table! The events of
the day are recounted with many a laugh
and joke over the mishaps, the tumbles, the
duckings, the ups and downs that befell us
on our journey.
On occasion it takes ten or twelve hours
to get over, but generally from two to five
hours. Ami the boatmen���what lino, stalwart men they are ; cool of head, strung of
I limb and stout of heart I They knew all
about tho currents,  winds and tides and
tor know where they arc ? That is another
problem, and sometimes almost as hard to
solve as a difficult electrical one. This obstacle ought to be done away with in some
way. An engineer is very seldom also a
business man ; he lias in fact no time to
think about money matters, aud must con-
,1 with some one who
par: of tiie business, which
indeed is very essential, if eventually the
problem is successfully solved,
It seems to me, nevertheless, that an institution of high rank, like the Franklin
Institute, or the electrical press of the
country, could fill that part, if a popular
inclination were directed in that direction.
l\ These institutions come in contact with men
of just tiiose classes in questii n, and the
great benefit thai would 1 e a result (if carried out) is too obvious'." nee i any arguing.
An inventor would then know exactly
where to turn when he has anything new iu
the departments mentioned, 1 think in any
case lhat it would be to advantage I ��� h ive
lhe question ventilated i:i the electrical
press, when undoubte iiy seven', new points
would come up, throwing further light on
the subject,���[0. Emil 11"--, iu the Electrical Ag".
Drunken Ojstjrj.
"1 do btlitvo,1 said an oyster-grower to
a reporter, "that whisky will mike anything drunk.   Tne latest experience I have
had in that line was with an oyster bed
that 1 have down in the bay.   1 have seen
cits spoiled in their growth by whisky, and
dogs kep: small,   i have seen talkative
poll parrots bowled up until they fell off
their perch, and lay squeaking and ha-ha-
ing at the bottom of tbe cage in the most
delirious manner;   but  I  never saw an
oyster bowl up except in restaurants, and
oven then the oyster didn't know it.   I
resolved to see what effect whisky would
have on a small bed that I had tor my owu
personal use.   I got some malt whisky one
morning, and went down to the bed.   I let
in fresh water, and then poured in a little
whisky.   Next day I did thesame thing,
only I used more whisky.   The whisky told
on those oysters in a minute;  it was too
much for their nervous system.   Whenever
you toudi an oyster's shell, it closes  up
mighty quick and tight,   I ��aw one lolling
partly open, and put my linger down to
touch it.   it  feebly  closed up and then
opened again.   I tried it several times, with
the same effect,   The oyster was not dead,
it was simply too drunk to know there wa3
anything dangerous  in this world.   This
coudition of things  lasted several hours,
when the oysters would regain their wisdom, and close up tight at the slightest disturbance of the water."
>������   J nu
LAKE
OITY
WEST KOOTENAY, B.C.
a   >'
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
LARDEAU COUNTRY
which is going to be one of the RICHEST MINING REGIONS in
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
$100.
For further particulars apply to
C. E. PERRY & CO,
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
T. L HAIG,
Local Agent,
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
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