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 Vol. I, No. 9.
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Okanagan Falls
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Should write for
Fine Fishing anjUt
Shooting in the
vicinity  j
A Fine Old Camp That Will Yet
See Better Days.
Abandoned Now But   Brighter
Hopes in Store.
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Beported for Tiik Minino Hkvikw,
Like a lone star in the mountain
wilderness stands Damp McKinney,
for the nearest settlement to it is that
of Anarchist mountain, miles so southward. Although standing on a high
mountain from which, if the country
wore more open, a delightful prospect
might lie had (for on all sides are mountains densely timhered, those lying to
eastward and northeastward heing
drained by the Kettle river and its
smaller tributary etreains, and those to
southward and southeastward by ltock
creek), but as it is, little can be seen
owing to the fact that the camp itself
stands in the timber.
Getting into the camp, among the
first comer stakes to come in view are
those marking the Anarchist mineral
claim, owned by R. G. Sidley, and a
•hiort piece farther on is the cluster of
-houses with even some pretensions of a
fMlblic street which marked the com-
.linenccment of a mining town; and
With the single exceptions of Kelowna
and Camp Fairview there are no
Blftces in the lower country south of
HBrnon, so far as number of houses is
■jiicerned and the arrangement of
^jj&m along a street, that present a»s
iaiuch tho appearance of a budding
,fcQwn. And yet this all is for the pre-
sent almost totally abandoned, for
Wth the exception of one or two men,
Hftne of the once busy population are
■Ht to tell the tale of former hopes and
JPJiirations.   The style of architecture
lis as bold and aspiring as the facili-
s of the builders would permit, for
the middle of  the forest the only
mber  procurable  had to  be whip-
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the favorite tools of the backwoods
joiner, cornice, peristyle and archi-
rtrave are lacking in the architectural
embellishments of the once busy min-
p>, in the City Dailies and the
pc Magazines   for   city   orders,
8® but  you   will   not   get   the
5iy country trade through these
jS mediums.
H3T It requires the Local
Weeklies to reach the pocket-
books of thoso people who
live, and live well, too, in
tlii) agricultural and mining
districts of the Province.
is the best medium for reaching the people of the Southern Interior of British Columbia.
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Away    fl^THOS. ELLIO
Analytical Chemist
And Assayer
(Torms Cash in Advance)
, Gold or Lead, each $1 SO
i Gold and Lead combined 3 IK)
and Lead combined 2 90
, Gold and Copper  4 00
and ('upper 3 50
and Gold  2 OD
Assayer to the British Columbia Governnieit
of all Specimens sent from the
Province to
Dealer in
And Miners' Supplies
Steamer Penticton
Leaves Penticton Every
Monday, Wednesday
and Friday
And Leaves Okanagan Landing Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
t3~ Through Freight Rates to Lower
Country Points,
.tar For Freight and Passenger Rates
Apply to
THOS. RILEY, Captain
ing town of "Rock creek quartz camp,"
for this is the name it bore to distinguish it from the placer camp-' :it,
and near the mouth of Rock creek, and
this the old-timers still call it. A large
comfortable looking building is the
hostelry now owned by Charlie Dietz,
who is the only present permanent resident of the place, and beneath its hos-
hitable roof many a traveler has been
right royally entertained. The store
formerly kept by Mr. Thus. Elliott now
of Fairview, stands empty and with it
a number of other houses, but in addition to this nucleus of a-town there
are scattered about the camp, buildings
here and there on claims that had been
developed, such its shftfu houses, assay
offices, cabins, etc. 'These are all
closed up and the silence that pervades
the place is almost oppressive. An
almost mournful air of abondonment
over all, though dumps piled up with
ore attest the vigor \\ iih which termer
operations had been carried on, but
even this and the timber lying about
begin to take on an old look. Hereare
to be seen trenches thrown up,
"And there thostumbling Iodtro
With quartz out-crop iliat lay atop, now levelled to its edge.
And mounds of moss-grown stumps beside the
woodman's rolling chips,
And gashes in the trampled soil that gape with
dumb red lips;
And yet above the shattered wreck and ruin
curling higher.
Ah yes! still lifts tlie smoke that marks the
welcome old camp lire."
At the time of our visit Charlie Dietz
was attending court at Fairview and
one other man at that time was the
sole occupant of the camp, although
the trails around the camp were fresh
and dusty owing to the fact that a
gang of men who had been doing development work on a couple of claims
for Jos, Monahan & Co., of Spokane*
had left a few days before.
Camp McKinney was discovered
along in 1883 by McKinney and Rice,
who located the Cariboo claim on a
ledge running east and west. On this
ledge are some seven different
claims lying alongside of each qther.
Of these, two lie to the east of the
Cariboo and four to the west.
The Cariboo is now owned by a company, principally Americans, and the
leading spirits are Messrs. Monahan
and King, of Spokane. On it over
$5000 worth of development work has
been done, aud this has shown that the
ore can be pretty safely-counted on 03"
;puu gold ore; Art Orrniji'Sie.KiniiiSy is'a
gold camp. The Amelia lying immediately east of the Cariboo la also
owned by Monahan & Co. and was
taken up by Lefevre .and B.'irnaliain in
18S5, Ou it about $;XXX) worth of development work Ins been done, embracing a 60-foot shaft and other work.
East of tho Amelia is tho Okanagan, taken up by Johnny Moran
and Charlie Winkler; and Matt Hodder
and Steve Mangott also had interests
in it, though it is now owned by J.
Irving. About $100Q of work has been
done on it and tho ore averages about
ijfeiO gold to the ton. West of the Cari-
lioo, aud joining it on the s.inie ledge,
Is the Alice owned by the Gold Quartz
Mining Co., of Victoria, and nest is
the Enmia also owned by the same
company. On these two about $3X10
worth of development work has been
done. Next comes the Maple Leaf
which is owned by Jas Leach, and next
the Eureka by tho Douglass Mining
Co. It was the operations on this
mine that gave to Camp McKinney its
great status as a mining camp, Oil it
is a large shaft house, and an assay
office and boarding house for the
miners. The development work done
on it will go fully $35,000 and consists
of a shaft 150 feet deep besides cross
cuts. South of the Amelia and Cariboo and joining close on I hem is tho
Minnehaha owned by Wm. G. Macmyn,
which was flr.it taken up by Lefevre,
and known as the Montreal, but being
re-staked is now known as tho Minnehaha. It is staked under tile new law
and has one or two assessments done
on it. South of the Alice and Emma
Is the Kamloops owned by Johnny
Moran, upon which about $700 worth
of work has been done.
Another belt lying to the east of
these and running north ami south haa
several claims. Among these aro the
Argen owned by .1. A. Mara, M. P.,
and west of it the Yanouver owned by
Jno. Irving. Both of these have be<m
sufficiently developed to warrant the
issue of a crown grant. South of them
but not immediately adjoining, is the
Fontenoy formerly the old Carbonate.
This claim is held by II. Cameron for
the estate of A. D. Stronek. Southward and adjoining it is the Evening
Tide owned by Dougal Cameron.
Southwest of the Eureka is the Anarchist, formerly known as the old
Bouncer, and it is owned by R. G. Sidley. Upon it four assessments have
been done and good assays obtained,
while the ledge has the characteristics
of the true Assure vein. Other noted
claims in camp are the Sailor Boy,
owned by Charlie Diet/,, upon which lie
has done about $1000 worth of work.
Tht  Boadicea, too, was   taken up by
Edward James among the first and ia
still owned by him. On it $600 or more
of work has been done. The Snowdon
was taken up by Mr. James and T.
Elliott among the first and they still
own it. The work done on it is about
$1000. Geo. Reynolds about the tame
time took up the Alpha and still owns
it; the work done is about;$1000. The
Victoria was taken up early by Ger-
ricke and is now owned by the Haynes
estate. About $3000 worth of work has
been done on it.
With such claims as these and sujh
large expenditures in development
work it will be wondered that such a
camp ia now comparatively deserteu,
but this is no fault of either the mined
or mine-owners. Tlie fault lies entirely with the Government in failing
to have a wagon ro;i/l made by which
mine - owners could bring in
machinery. The groat wonder is that
men like Mr. Douglass were able to got
in such machinery as they did take in
over trails cut out by themselves. But
aa soon as a road is built to open up
Camp McKinney, there is little doubt.
that quartz mills will soon go in, and
the camp will once more regain its old
appearance of activity.
Subscribe for The Review.
Ed. Myers, "'the bronco buster," ha»
gone up to Mara.
Mrs. W organ left on Thursday for
her home in Vernon.
H. O. de Baugy has gone to Vernon
where he will spend the winter.
Mr. Prepsel left on Thursday via
Penticton for La Grande, Oregon.
Harry Shuttleworth is wearing a
smile of paternal benignity ou account
of the arrival of a little daughter.
Chief Francois, of Penticton, and
his better half have been spending a
week with their daughter Mrs. Shuttle-
The firm of Holman & Loewen, general agents of the townsite company,
has been dissolved, the business being
continued by tho latter.
 _____£jx_xsf_wi jtea gcivft *p Vjlp""T'
tep juKiergaa^mff iral t^iej-,iiiii>n,4iaBdmi
ed necessary through straining1 him-1
self from heavy lifting. During his
absence Professor Crawford holds the
Mr. J. Sullivan, late manager of Mr.
Ellis' ranch here, left yesterday for hi*
own ranch near Mara, which he intends to improve. He and his family
will be much missed in the neighborhood.
Charlie Gage left yesterday for Tap-
pen's Siding. On Tuesday evening the
boys gave him a send oil at Hotel
d'Economic when a most enjoyable
time was spent-. Charlie's genial good
nature and pleasant ways have made
him many friends cere and they wish
him every success.
$800 Ter Day.
Lately the owners of the Morning
Star, Messrs. Mangott & MeEochern,
have been getting the use of the Stratheyre Company's quartz mill for a run
on their ore, which although not
sorted is going over $50 to the ton in
free milling gold. About $800 per day
is being made on the run. In three
shifts the output of gold was fty Ins.,
aud the owners now hold the Morning
Star away up.
When something will be done towards utilizing tho water-power of the
When the proposed hotel will ceaae
to be simply proposed.
When some of the proposed industries shown on tho townsite company'*
map will become realities.
When Canada will hads u. &old col-
age of her own.
When the new hotel at Penticton
will be opened.
The C. P. R. telegraph line is now
open for business from Revelstolce to
Nakusp and New Denver.
The silver men of the United Statea
are more confident than ever of some
legislative compromise fairly favorable
to their views heing passed very
shortly, and indications point strongly
in that direction. In default of this
they will keep up the fight against
the repeal of the Sherman act, unless
accompanied by some proposal of subsequent legislation in favor of silver
ic-nionetizatiou. IKSILOUS ADVENTURE.
Th* iv.rring  adventure herein  recorded j
occu.-':»e! in the early days of the settlement
of so-'.'saer;,. Ontario, and the story is still
told by Mie'>cseendentsof some of the principal act ** in the event.
A p&l iy of savages from New fori had
crossed .tvver into Ontario, collected a large
number of horses belonging to certain of the
settler" and escaped with them across the
rivet unmolested. It waa a mere thieving
expedition, unattended with loss or life or
any viol»»ie. The scout, Joshua Baker,
was a tufferer by this foray. Four horses
were stolen from him, among them a fine,
blooded mare, on which he set a line value.
On discovering his loss, without wasting
time in summoning the assistance of neighbors, 'ie sei out at once in pursuit, accompanied by .in Irishman in his employ named
Bold Mike Delaney was a true son of
Erin: a stalwart fellow of about thirty
years of age, a native of Dublin. Mike
lovoel a fray always, especially when the
odds were on the other side, aud he hated
red niggers, as the Indians were sometimes
called, as the devil hates holy water. "Rid
uagurs," lie called them.
Though he had been but a few years on
the frontier, a lively experience in Indian
fighting, during that exciting period when
the savages from the neighborhoods of the
Miar.ii and the .Scioto, alarmed at tho steady
encroachments of the whites, were redoubling their exertions against them, had
taught him much of Indian ways. It had
not conquered in him, however, a spirit of
reckless audacity which, on more than one
occasion, had been near proving the end of
The scout, on the other hand, by a long
and active apprenticeship in border warfare,
had become thoroughly versed in Indian
character, in savage ways and wiles, and
war, one of the most trusted men upon the
frontier. Though ventursome he was prudent, i.nd enjoyed among the settlers a reputation for courage and sagacity not inferior
to that of Boone or Kenton.
For two days they followed' the trail in
Ohio in a northwesterly direction without
getting an opportunity to strike, so vigilant
were the savages, so keenly apprehensive
of pursuit. Each evening spies were posted
on commanding points and vigilant watch
was maintained throughout the night, so
much did they fear the white man's vengeance.
On the evening of the third day, the pursued party,fifteen in number, came upon a
camp of thirty or forty other Indians, from
whom they had probably separated to
make the raid into Ontario. They were
encamped in a meadow, covered with grass,
which lay between tali forests on the east
nnd west. These, closing round it at a
distance on the north, formed an amphitheatre of woods. On the south, the prospect was unobstructed almost as far as the
eye could reach, save by bushes occasionally and here and there clumps of small
The pursuers now took counsel with each
other as to thj best course to be pursued.
Both were of opinion thatthelndianswould
not llkaly be at any time more off then
guard than they would become now, made
confident of security by so great an accession oi numbers.
The camp was on the east side of the
meadow close to the forest, wherein secreted, the pursuers peered forth through
the leaves of the underwood upon the foe.
frio miar had they approached that they
could not only hear distinctly the voices,
but could distinguish the features of some of
the nearer Indian?,,..,.,. . . ,.
' %o thlW*M M»^jCM>P tie Wses, of
wnicjr tnere were nearTyahuudred, m eluding those stolen and those belonging t j the
Indians, were turned loose to browse upon
the pasturage of the wild meadow. Their
strayings were limited by a narrow stream
which crossed the meadow from forest to
foresl. No other restraint seemed imposed.
. The hunters, having made due Burvey of
the camp, then determined to withdraw
and take up a position iu nearer proximity
to the horses. The shades of night, which
were rapidly coming on, enabled them to
execute this maneuver with less likelihoo 1
of detection. Withdrawing more toward
tho interior of the wood, they descended a
long, gently sloping hill within the forest,
and reached tho bank of the stream referred
to, where it left the meadow. Following
its course, they presently emerged into the
open, keeping carefully behind the shelter
of the bank.
Twilight had set in now, and the prospect
was becoming more obscured every moment.
The moon, which rode high in the heavens,
was nearly hidden by clouds, while faint
gleams of lightning and the rumble of dis
taut thunder, announced an approaching
storm, tho o*mp-fire3 were seen to the
south, burning brightly, and dusky forms
Hitting about them.
"Hist, Mike !" whispered Baker, laying
I is 'mud on his companion's shoulder, as
the t piered over the bank in the direction
I. the camp, "Was that a voice yonder?
I'a k I" Both men bout their ears to listen.
There by the tree, I mean."
"I heard nothing more than a chipmunk
barkin' in the bush," answered Mike, presently. "A more ilegent sound, heme soul,
than any redskin iver made."
"I must have been mistaken," replied
the other.
A brief silence thereupon ensued, after
whitfh lie continued  :
"I'd like to know just where to lay
hands on the mare. I can't make her out
now. But 1 marked her well this evening,
browsing toward tho middle of the field.
She was feeding this way. She can't bo far
from hero now, unless she turned back,
Which nlie may have done."
" If wo can ase a dozen or so of  thim ofl
by the side of  the  wood   yonder   and get
away, we'll bo doin1  good  day'ii job,  I'm I
thiukin"   remarked  Oelaney,    "It ought I
11?' '.'■' he so hard,'
" if'.vo yC" t..o ropes safe?" inquired the
Scout, after a paus during which  he  rose,
half erect, upon the bank in order to take
a wider survey of the prospect.
As safe as mosilf." replied Mike, "and
that's not so safe aither, perhaps, but ready
for use, all tho same.
Here a flash of lightning, moro vivid
than any that had occurred yet, lit up the
scone, and was followed by a louder peal of
thunder than any that had preceded it.
" Whew ! But that is near I" exclaimed
Delaney. " Tno storm is coming on fast.
It's raining now and coming in big  drops."
" Let us keep along the bank and reeon-
noitcr. The lightning will aid us in finding
wl a, wo are after. But make use of every
" All right.    Lade on !"  assented Miko.
The horses were seen feeding together in
groups or dotted over the pasture, but the
darkness prevented them from being separately identified. The hunters belleiod
that if they escaped observation from the
camp the;y would be seour&from detection.
They hail not observed that Indian guards
had stationed themselves, earlier in the
evening, along 'ne line of the stream, to
lva',cc ';.e horses.    These were lying   thero
now, separated by intervals of three or four
hundred feat, crouching in the long grass,
one not two hundred feet ahead of them.
Tlie lightning was beoeming every moment mora frequent and vivid now, and tho
thunder nearer and louder. Presently, a
Hash of dazzling brilliance lit up the field
with the splendor of noonday,, and was
followed, or a-jcompanied rather, by a deafening crash which seemed to rend the very
heavens. Some of the horses neighed with
affright and went galloping about the pasture.
"There is the mare now, not twenty
paces away I" cxlaimed Baker, who was
standing now upright upon the bank, with
Delaney beside him, unscreened by any
tree or bush.
" Her and auld Christopher beside her,"
said the lalter. " I'd know ihe two among
a thousand.    How it lightens ! Whew I"
" Give me the ropes, and I'll get them
hbot in a jiffy by such continuous light,
pteep along the bank.JMike, and head them
that way it they run.    Quick !"
Delaney handed hiin the ropes and proceeded to do as directed ; but he had not
taken a dozen steps, stumbling along over
the inequalities of the ground, when a dark
object sprang up out of the grass before
him, the muzzle of a gun was placed to his
bre'iiRt and the trigger drawn. A flash followed, but tho weapon remained undischarged. It was thus, by the merest accident, that Delaney's life was saved.
Finding his gun useless, the Indian—for
such it was—uttering a whoop of alarm
which rang above ilie storm, grasped for
his knife ; but, before he could extricate
it, Delaney sprang upon him. 4 dasperate
struggle ensued upon the edge of the steep
bank. For a few moments the result of
the contest seemed doubtful. The two
men were pretty evenly matched in
strength, but Delaney was the more active
and the more expert wrestler. Ihe Indian
all the time kept uttering that alarming
Now they bore away from the bank,anon
they approached it. Their forms toppled
upon the edge. Their feet with difficulty
retained a hold upon it, and nothing but a
miracle seemed adequate to keep them from
being precipitated into the stream. Delaney had his wits alert, however, to prevent such a catastrophe. Bracing himself
with one foot against a slight projection of
the bauk, with a skillful move of the other
he knocked his opponent's feet from under
him. The Indian fell, with his head away
from the stream, and Delaney fell upon
" Take that for the div'J's son of a rid
nagur I" he exclaimed, drawing his knife
and plunging it into his foe.
Then, extricating himself quickly from
the grasp of the dead Indian, he made
swiftly toward Baker. The scout, at a distance, was busy with the horses, unaware
of the struggle just concluded, thouizh he
had heard the outcry.
Meanwhile the yells of the savage had
aroused the camp, as well as the others
stationed along the bank of the stream, and
by the wood, ifells resounded on all hands.
The horses, loose in the pasture, torrified
by the noise and confusion, were charging
about, and a regular stampede was commencing ; while the Indians, perplexed and
uncertain as yet as to the nature or number
of the foe, were bounding about, uttering
most diabolical shrieks, and brandishing
their weapons.
Grim warrior*,stalwart of form, scarred
in battle, young braves who had been no
more than once or twice upon the w ar-vath,
all naked to the waist, hideous with fierce
passion, mingled their yells together in
horrible discord.
. TheJigJilgioe wa» no incessant now that,
there was scarcely any intermission between
its flashes, the thunder made a continuous
roar, and the wind, which was high, swept
the rain in sheets.
" Mount, Mike!" yelled Baker, at the top
of his voice, seing Delaney come bounding
toward him, and throwing him the rope
with which he had secured Christopher
"The game is up, and we must run for it!"
So saying he threw himself upon the
marc's back, and dashed his heels into her
sides. The noble animal pawed the air for
a moment, then, to her master's "On! On!'
sprang forward like a shot, Mike closely
following upon Christopher.
Down they bore at a furious pace upon
the foe whose forms were illumined witli
ghastly distinctness by the lightning. The
next moment they were in the midst of the
hellish confusion, dealing blows to right and
left of them as they tore along. It was as
mad a career as was ever run by mortal
men, amid yeHs, curses and groans, scattered fires and asoenaing clouds of smoke and
ashes, the whole herd thundering along in
front, beside and behind them. Many bullets flew about their ears, but these and
other missiles, as if by miracle, tl.ey escaped.
In another moment the ordeal was past.
The howls, groans and cries of baffled rage
from the camp grew fainter ond fainter as
they receded, and soon died out altogether.
The steady beat of hoofs was, aside from
those ot the tempest, the only sound which
fell upon the ears of the hunters, whose
steeds rapidly bore them to tho van. Soon
the storm, having spent its main force, be
gan to alnte. Tho clouds gradually broke
up and rrlied away, and the moon and stars
shone forth. The pace of the horses, from
a headlong gallop, continued unabated for a
milo or two, then slackened by degrees to a
trot and finally lo a walk.
At a little after dawn the hunters came
up with a party who, like themselves, had
set forth in pursuit of the savages. Having
either missed the trail or despairing of overtaking tho foe, they were returning home.
The sight of their property, which they had
given up for lost, thus unexpectedly restored without any hazard on their part in its
recovery, was a surprise indeed and a
gratification. The increase, of course, beloved to the hunters,
IxOw maiiy Isdilns were killed or wounded in that wild Btampede thoy never knew,
but many must have perished. As for Baker
and Delaney, their deed won them praiso
wherever it was known, and was long
talked of on the frontier, even where bold
deeds were common.
Bedouin   Superstitions   About   Horses
The Bedouin is full of horse superstitions. His horse-lore is much like, but
ess than, that of our old-fashioned liveryman of a past generation. He knows a
horse's habits and diseases by observation
solely; he has no idea of anatomy. Every
species of wind trouble to which the horse
is subject he merely describes as " having
something wroug inside him." He treats
a horse on a system of old Baws. For
lameness ha has but one remedy, the hot
iron. His horse will work to twenty or
even twenty-live years old but he thinks
that he " grows weaker" after twelve In
buying he looks more at marks than
In the throe Northern counties of Northumberland, Durham and Cumberland.
England, about 120,000 persons are engaged
;n coal-mine work.
A Remarkable Ac-lili-vi-iu i-nt by
The mounted police bejan theiij
and scored from the outset. Wejjl
tield-guos and two mortars, ami re}
their own transport train for si-
they marched S lit miles westward $1
an unknown country inhabited byjl
dians and a few score white desperi
till the Ricky Mountains were in
Leaving Calonel Macleod, the Assistant
Commissioner, to build a fort in the yery
heart of the country of the terrible Back-
feet, wlisre no white man's life was then
safe, and sending another detachment
north to Edmonton among the AssiniUlines
and Wooil Crees, the main colnnan turned
by  way
finding their intended heaelquarters j*er«
not ready they returned to Dufferin.
The thermometer, which had stood
at 100° F. in the shade yiien
they inarched out, marked 30° . F.
below zero on their return. \ In
four months to a day, they traveled 1959
miles besides the distances covered by£de-
taeliments on special service. Once beyond
the rich prairies of Manitoba, hard woijlt in
the gravel drifts of the Missouri Coteaj
among tlie broken gullies of Worii
tain and the Cypress Hills told heavil;
their animals. Many good horses
through want of water aud food in th
plains where cactus and sage-brush an
only vegetation round the alkaline la'
die from the effects of unaccustomed fi
or from the bitter cold that came on <krly
in the autumn, though otlicers and men ;nve
up their blankets to shelter their chari, ers.
But the three hundred police accompli! led,
without losing a life, what had seemed I rork
for an army—the taking possession ol the
Great Lone Land.—I From "The JS< rth-
west Mounted Police of Canada,
October Scribner's.
The Path of Gold-
An Indian legend, beautiful and old.
Tell- howa .--inner sought tho path ofgokl.
CaM by a midnight moon on waters deep,
. An-1 there lay down to his eternal sleep,
With faith that, though the sea hi • bones should
hold, ~ „.-
His deathless soul should mount tho path of
And steal, unchallenged, through the gates of
Its guilt forgotten, or, perchance, forgiven.
1    OVU      VII.UO,       llilj    llllllll -    OIU.IIU     IUIUCII
They crosse d tlie plains nortbif.ard
ay of  Qu'Appelle lo Fort Pelly,,but
Ch, low-hung moon
The savage legend come
Oh,   quivering path of
to me to-night.
At water's edge I stand, and at my feot
Tho sands of o.irlli and heaven's gold do meet.
'Would that I held the simple f vit.li and hope
That bore the Indian's soul up.von bright slope
But even as my prayer is cried aloud,
Thy face, O moon, Is hidden with a cloud ;
Thy light is gone • th>; waters oold and gray,
Clutch at my feet and chill all hop.; away.
Oi. can it be that souls In sin grown uld
Can never find the shining Path of Hold !
—[Car.'lo Blake Morgan.
How Electricity Runs Street 0»n
We are often asked;" How does ele itri
city accomplish its work of propelling -»rs
and driving machinery?"
In the first place the electricity mus , be
generated. This is done by means < f
dynamo or generator actuated by an cat {ne
or by water-power. A dynamo is const iot-
ed ou the principle of an immense horse aoe
magnet made of soft or unmagnetized I ion
The arms of this magnet are wound .j nth
many coils of copper wire. If an elei iric
current is sent through this wire, the i -ms
become instantly and powerfully magq tiz
ed, and will attract a heavy i-ou b f to
their poles. This is called electro-mag jet
ism. Tho moment tho cutrentisbro 'en,
the arms are demagnetized, and the ron
bar drops to the ground.
Now if you force an iron bar to, sti jep
past the poles of the magnet when the torrent is on, it will cut the lines off ice,
technically speaking; aud an electric mi-,
rent corresponding in power to the oapi yjty
of the magnet will be conveyed into the
bar, and, if wires are attached to:
they will conduct the current to";
it is wanted.
An armature   is  simply   a n
parallel bars arranged compactly*
shaft,  and   made to revolve  t
velocity near and between tho
poles, thus cutting their lines of  fot
rapidly as to induce the flow of
ous current cf electricity along
ing wire.    For simplicity of
and efficiency of work, loops
substituted for the iron; bars of
Hire, f '   '
A motor is a dynamo in which
tion of the" electrical current is reversed.
Instead of the electricity flowing ftjotn the
armature into   the conducting Wire, the
current whioh is generated in a dynamo is
conducted into the electro-magnet and into the armature of the motor, and trie loops
of the armature are powerfully attratoed
to the poles of its electro-magnet.    As.cf9.ch
successive loop passes the centre  of
pole, by an ingenious device(which  is
complicated to explain without a diagn
its attraction to that pole ceases, and it
The Wee Pair o' Shoon.
Oil, lay Ibcm canny doon, Jamie,
An' tnk' them frae mysirht!
They mind moo' her -weot wee face.
An' spnrklin' e'e sao brlcht.
Ob. lay tuemsaftly donn beside
The lock o' silken Irnir :
rorthe dariin' o' thy heart and mint
Will never wear them mair!
But oh! tho silvery voice, .lamic,
That fondly lisped yor name.
An' the wee bit hands sae aftlield oat
Wi' joy when ye eitin' hamol
An 'oil, the smile—the angel smile.
That shono like simmer morn ;
An' the rosy moil' that socht a kiss
When yo were weary worn !
Ths cnsllln' win' blaws eauld, Jamie—
The snaw's on hill and plain—
Tho flowers that deck'd my laminio's grave
Are faded noo, an' gane!
O, dinna speak!   I ken she dwells
■In yon fair land aboon ;
But sair's the sloht that blin's my o'c —
That wee wee pair o' shoon.
An Antidote to Oare-
Think that the grass upon thy grave is green:
Think that thou seest thine own empty chair ;
Tho empty garments thou wast wont lo wear;
The empty room whero long thy haunt hath
Think 1 hat the lane, the meadow and the wood
And mountain summit feel thy feot no more,
Nor the loud thoroughfare, nor sounding shore:
All mere blank space whero thou thyself bath
Amid this thought created silence say
To thy stripped soul, what   am I now and
where I
Then turn and face the prfty narrowing caro.
Which has been gnawing thee for many a day
And it will die as dies a wailing breeze
Lost in tho solemn roar of bounding seas.
—[James Smetham.
drawn with equal force to the opposite riole,
so that whili one-half of the loops on the
armature of the motor are constantly attracted to the north pole, the other half
are attracted with equal force to the sc tith
It is the force of this attraction which
keeps the armature of the motor revolv ng
and this force is sufficient, when the ar
ture is properly geared to a car-axle, to jturn
the axle and thus propel the car.
The system of electric-car locomojtion
then consists of
(a) A dynamo or generator in which! the
armature is forced to revolve so that) its
loops will cut the lines of force proceeding
from an electro-magnet, thus generating a
current of electricity, and i
(b) A motor, in which the revolving
loops of the armature are attracted to the
pole of an electro-magnet, through whose
coils the above current is made to pass,
thus forcing the armature, when properly
geared, to turn the ca'-axles.
The current is conducted from the armature of the dynamo or generator located in
the power-house, to the overhead wire,
thence through the trolley of the car to be
propelled to the field of the motor, and
alsc to its armature, whioh is geared to the
car-axle, thence through the wheels to the
rails on which the car runs, aud so back to
the power-house, thus completing the circuit.
It iB the ollice nf tho motor-man to break
this current when he wishes to stop the
car, or to completo it when he desires to
proceed ; in other words, to turn tho current on or off at will.—[Mecliauioal >fow3.
The Schooner-
Just mark that schooner westward far at sea:
Tis but an hour ago
When she was lying hoggish at tho quay,
And men ran to and fro.
And tugged, and stamped, and shoved, and
»       pushed, and swore.
And ever and anon, with crapulous glee,
prinned homage to viragoes on the shore,
, TSo to the jetty gradual she was hauled:
Then one the tiller took.
And chewed, nnd spat upon his hand, and
And ono tho canvas sbook
j {Forth liko a mouldy bat; and ono, with, nods
3 LLAd..smiles, lay on the bowsprit end, and
.nd cursed the Harbor Master by his gods,
(*nf ro^n^^^hg^u^letoteo keel,
jjftime-slobbered, horrible, I saw her reel,
™        And drag Bcr oozy flank,
And sprawl among the deft young waves, that
And leapt, and turned in many a sportive
As sho thumped onward with her lumbering
And now, behold! a shadow of repose
Upon the line of gray
She sleeps, that transverse cuts tho evening
She sleeps, and dreams away,
Soft-blended in a unity of rest
All jars, and strifes obscene, and  turbulont
'Noath tho broad benodiction of the West:
Sleeps:  and fhothinks   she changes as  sho
And dies, and is a spirit pure;
Lo! on her dock an nngol pilot keeps
His lonely watch secure:
And at tho entrance of  Heaven's dockyard
Till   from   Night's   leash the Bno-breath'd
morning leaps,-
And that strong hand within unbars tlie   atcs.
-{T. E. Brown.
A $40,000 Oup.
The British museum has just come "nto
possession of a gold cup which is 502 years
old, which has a curious history. It was
originally the property of a Due do Berry,
by whose command it was fashioned in
France. Thereafter it was presented by him
to hiB nephew, Charles VI. It seems afterwards to have been pawned by the French
King in return for a sum of money lent him
by England to'carry on bis wars ; the first
trace of it in English history is found in the
reign of Henry VI., and it remained in the
possession of the English sovereigns until
that extraordinary compound of qualities,
James I., made a gift of it to a Spanish
ambassador who came to England to conclude peace. This Spaniard in turn .resented it to a convent, and 10 years ago the
abbess sold it to a French baron, f.om
whom the Messrs. Wertd^eimer purohased it
for CS.OOO. This sum has been paid to
Messrs. Weriheimer, who consented to let
the British musaum have it at cost price.
The amount has been raised partly by subscription. Nearly £3,000 of the amount,
however has been contributed by the
Treasury, but what special characteristic
about the cup has softened Sir \V. Har-
ourt's heart to so groat an extent is not
wn. i
A strange old tavern have I soen ;
The wails are thick, the garden grocn:
'Tisdamp ajid.foul, yot through the door
Do rich men come as well as poor,
Thoy come by night nud thoy come by
day, !
And never it guest is turned away.
Thelalidlord.an unwholesome follow,
lias a complexion white and yellow.
And, though'holooks exceoding thin,
Does nothing else but grin ami grin
Atall his guests —who, after a while,
Begin to iuii'.ate his smile.
Thd'giidstsare a fearful sight to see,
Though some are pooplc of high dogroo ;
For no ono asks, when a carriage arrives,
A decent account of the inmates' lives ;
But holy virgins and men of sin
Sleep cheek by.jowl iu this careless inn;
And boautlrul youths in their strength
and prido
Have taken beds by a leper's side;
But all slei'ip well, and it never was said
That an/ kind of complaint was made.
For all the people who pass that way
Appear to intend a lengthened stay.
The house has a singular bill of faro-
Nothing dainty, nothing rare ;
But only ono dish, nud that dish meat,
Which never a guest was known to oat.
Night and day tho meal goes on,
And the guests thoinsolvos are fed upon!
Those merry guests arc all of thorn bound
To aland far off—but I nover found
That anyone know when he should start,
Or wished from this pleasant house to
Oh, strange old tavern, with garden
In every town its walls aro soon.
Now, tho question has often been askod
of me,
" It It really as bad as It soems to be 1"
—[Theodoro C, Williams.
The inorease of schools in every country
has generally been attended by a decrease
of crime.
There is a coal mine at Nanaimo, in Brit -
ish Columbia, the galleries of which extend
for a distance of twelvo miles under the
Sunday schools for teaching the elements
of English education were established by
Raikes about 1781.
Experiments made in tobacco cultivation
throughout Europe have not given much
promise of success.
The mountain of Fnjisian, in Japan, is
actually in motion. It is 12,400 feet above
sea level, yet the power of tho winds in
those quarters causes it to sway from side
to sido.
i:v  Hev. Geo, II. Ilipuerlli
There is a great deal of heroism in the
World that never gels sung by the poet.
Those wondrous instances of self-sacrafice
ni'.l endurance which burn on the historian's
page into such a glow and warmth that all
our hearts are melted, are but specimens ot
what is being borne and done every day.
N'j record will ever be made of the heroism
of everyday life, hut some time, in the great
titure, we shall linger in the alcoves of the
celestial library in the New Jerusalem, and
read of deeds unsung and never eulogized,
as worthy of remembrance as any that are
norded by eloquent pens for the admiration ol a world.
I am inclined to believe that every true
man has in him the stuff out of which
heroes aro made. It slumbers in some deep
rece3S of the heart, and may never be called
forth, or when a great and sudden calamity
befalls the home or the city it may at once
declare itself.
Joseph, the Second, of Austria, with
the fate of a whole people depending on his
life, with a jeweled crown waiting for him,
forgot everything when his lovely wife
was stricken with a terrible malady; and
thinking only of his own broken heart,held
her in his arms while dying, ami kissed her
cold lips when dead. What was empire,'or
wealth, or throne to him then? Ho was not
the future emporor, he was simply the husband of Isabella. Tho whole continent
rang with his praises. From that time to
this his heroism has been named only to be
wondered and admired. The music of that
deed has echoed through the length and
breadth of three generations.
But do you think that an imperial husband is the only one who buries his heart
in the grave of his wife and risks everything
in his grief at his loss ? I tell you, nay. Far
down from the throne many a poor peasant,
whose name is written in no book, save the
Book of Life, watched as tenderly by the
side of great grief, and, perhaps,shared the
fate of his loved one without a murmur.
Sorrow is democratic. It regards neither
ring nor sect. It knocks at the door of the
hut, and though unwelcome, crosses the
threshold and does its work ; it lifts the
golden knocker of the palace door, and without the least ceremony, takes its place by
the side of queen or dauphin. And, better
than that, the power to endure ils presence
and to yield bravely to its will is also democratic. Men that have no purses, whose
only possessions are a leathern scrip and an
oaken staff, may be as brave as he whose
exchequer is not to be exhausted, or he who
leads an army to victory, and then sits upon
the empurpled throne.
Two illustrations of this statement occur
to ine. A mill-owner, the husband of a
lovely wife, and the father of three children, held a little property away up in
Northern Michigan when those terrible fires
broke out which illumined the whole West,
some years ago. He was an ordinary man,
a giant in stature, and a fair specimen of
the frontiersman. The flames of the burning forest were ndles away when he went
to sleep, and he felt perfectly secure.
The next morning, he was wakened by
the crackling of the fire, and the stifling,
smoky atmosphere. He rushed out of
the house to discover that the flames had
fairly laid siege to his dwelling. They had
crept all round him. There was no outlet,
no escape. Whichever way he looked a
dreadful wall of fire was in front, and hot
cinders were falling all about as thick as
snow-flakes. .       ... ,
Hushing back into the house, he tookjtwo
children from their crib, and held them so
close to  his heart, that they  could not
u "flP'-'i' *j-:rir-?.Wet   .*. tWrd-Jia hold
by the hand, while ms wife followed close
behind.    They  were   all deposited   in a
little hollowed space in the middle of the
clearing in front of the house, and carefully
covered with blankets.     But this was not
enough.   Fire seemed to be in the very air,
and he must needs get water or they would
all be burned.
He seized a sonple of buckets, looked
first at the sheet of flame between him and
the running river, then at his wife and
little ones, and was ready for the sacrifice.
With quick, brave bounds, he rushed
through the burning wood, and came back
with water, but fearfully scorched. A second journey he made, and this time the
flesh hung in shreds from his arm. But
what were four buckets of water at such a
time as that? The air, seven times heated,
dried the wet blankets in an instant almost.
Wife and children must be saved. He forgot all about himself. He was of the stuff
out of which the ancient Greeks made their
gods. In all the realm of mythology you
can find nothing braver or grander. A
third time he rushed to the river. But the
eager and revengeful fire, beaten twice by a
soul that forgot its body, and took no note
ofpain, determined not to be balked again.
It hissed in his face, it curled up all round
about him, burning his clothes fairly off.
The old hero with a giant's will battled, but
the odds were too great. He dropped his
bucket, grew dizzy, then faint, and at last
A great soul fell there.
When, with eyes wet with tears, with
cheeks crimsoned with admiration of such
heroism, you ask me : Who was this man ?
I answer : No one knows. He is one of
the nameless heroes. He was only a common workman, aud yet he stands side by
sido with the greatest, a rival of those grand
souls whose deeds are sung anew to each incoming generation.
The other story is very like this one. The
scene is laid in tho midst of a firo in a great
oity. On a Sunday morning, when all the
populace had gathered, silent and sad, to
soe tho flnmo-fiend do his very worst, a
four-story house, which had been thought
beyond the roach of the flames, caught firo
from a cinder which fell on a vulnerable
spot on the roof.
When tho house was fairly onveloped, a
woman rushed to tho window and frantically called for help. It was almost certain
death to make the attempt to save her, and
yet no sooner did that agonized face make
its appeal to the crowd below, than a fireman grasped a ladder, stood it against tho
wall, aud began the ascent. Never thinking of himself, lie clambered up, and was
just drawing the terrified mother from the
very jaws of the fire, when with a crash
that made every beholder shwer with
agony, the whole wall fell in, and woman
and fireman were lost in the crackling,
hissing flames, that rose a hundred feet in
the air to proclaim their victory.
Who was he that thus periled his own
lifo to save that of a Btranger': I know not.
No one knows. The pen of poet will never
set that deed to music, and yet some day
we may see hiin sitting by tlie side of the
So, throughout our common every-day
life are^ scattered bravery and greatness.
Perhaps in your life and mine there have
been times when we have Btruggled with a
giant's arm.    Who knows ? Only God,
Awful Ordeal of the Crew
•,. r. ___,
For Bine Days They i tunzln iu» Wreck-•
Only Tiirco Men SurvlV*.
A Boston special says :—ltn,' Soanish
steamer " 1'alcntiuo," which has t-tt-arriv-
e'd from Matanzas, brought three Men of
the British schooner " Winderm-i'"." which
sailed from Key West on Sept, 11 for
Mobile, to load for l'ort Spain, Trinidad.
The " Windermere." was capsi.-.od in a
heavy squall on Sept. 7 ISO miles off Mobile.
The three rescued men had been dinging
to the bottom of the vessel for nine days
when taken off by the steamer. Those who
were drowned were the captain, John
Charltou, and his wife, of Port Lome, N.S.;
the firs'; mate, Truman Holman, of Annapolis, N. S.; the steward, Henry Simla, a
native of Norway, and a seani&a, Daniel
The rescued men, Charles Le Cain,
second mate ; James Clarke and John
Mattson, able seamen, tell a stc-y of suffering, deprivation and exposure seldom
equalled. The following is Le Cain's account :
THE SECOND mate's stout.
" On Sept. 7, while the captain was below
working upon his morning observation, a
squall was seen coming down upon us from
the windward. The captain was colled on
deck, nnd just as he came up the gangway
the squall struck the vessel and sho almost
immediately went over. The last I saw of
the captain he was calling to his wife in the
cabin. From the time the vessel started to
go over not more than one minme elapsed
before she was bottom up. When I got to
the keel I looked aft and saw James Clarke,
and on the forward part ot the keel waa
John Mattson. Cries of help were heard
from the water, but we were utterly unable
to render the slightest assistance. Over
the port quarter was captain Charlton,
struggling to get on to one of the rail boxes,
which he succeeded in doing. In the meantime Mr. Holmes, the mate, and Seaman
August, sank within a few yards of each
other, the mate not uttering a word-, but
poor August, as ho went down, gave an
awful scream. The captain clinging to the
rail box, was now floating away astern. He
said something. It was either 'Good-by,
boys'; or, 'Save my poor wife.' We had
to watch the poor captain drift away from
us, and continued to watch hiin until he
" Two days after we saved a little rainwater by wringing it out of our saturated
clothing. On tlie next day we caught two
small sea birds which we were very glad
to eat raw. The night of the next day was
very cold, and seas were going right over
us. Na more vessels were seen until the
13th, when three or four passed by us, all
a considerable distanco away. On Sept.
14 other vessels passed us, bub again we
were unable to attract their attention. Oa
Friday, Sept. 15, it was very hot, and ou(
lips and mouths were parched, as if we had
been eating glue. Wo could scarcely open
our mouths, but no one of us complained
very much, further than to wish for a drink
or something to eat. On Saturday morning, at about five o'clock, we discovered a
steamer on our starboard quarter, which,
thank God, came to our assistance anil
took us on board. The steamer was thl?
' Palentino.'
An  officer  of the  steamer "Palentino1
"" Wa-were  about 125..fliiles out from-
Uator"""i.<ppi~»:-V »_\julj_T_^_U_f, W-llBr "^
diW./ered, through th^WR^he hull of a
vessel floating bottom up, with something.
that looked like living objects. We rapidly neared, and we found that there were
three men huddled together on the bottom
near the keel. Boats were put off with
some difficulty, for, as we neared the wreck
we discovered that it -was surrounded by
myriads of sharks, which, in their desire,
were tumbling about and over each other,
waiting for the time when theso poor unfortunates should become their prey. We
had to near the side of the hulk sufficiently
to permit the men to jump into the boats.
We did so, and one man braced himself up
and jumped. He landed, and hugged the
man near him and then fell from exhaustion. The second man also was successful
and he clung to his fellow sufferer. Tho
third and last man was nervous, and, seeing the sharks which crowded almost upon
the hull, he shut his eyes and Bprang for
the boat. His leap fell short, and if it had
not been for the activity of one of tlie men
in the boat he would have furnished a meal
for the ferocious man-eaters.
" From the men I learned that the captain's wife was in bed in the cabin when
the squall struck. One of the men said
that the captain and two of the crew could
have been pulled upon the bottom of tho
vessel if they had had any means of giving
them a hold. But they wore obliged to sit
and watch the desperate men struggle for
theirlives, and then, from more exhaustion,
sink to the bottom of the deep. There was
a black dog on the vessel, and the poor
brute did not give up hiB life until he had
fought for two hours or more to get on the
bottom of tho wreck. On the third day the
men noticed something of white appearance
above the edge of the vessel, and it proved
to be the body of the captain's wife. The
body floated about for a short time and then
wont down."
Arithmetical notation by the nine digits
and zero waa used in Hindustan in the sixth
Three years ago a priest named Lapovto
arrived in Fan, where he lived in tho greatest retirement. Shortly before bis death,
which occurred last month, he asked that a
small box, which he bad under his bed,
Bhould be buriod with him. His request
was, however, not complied witli, and tho
box, on heing opened, waa found to bo
iichly lined, and to contain the head of a
woman about thirty-five years of age, with
beautiful hair. The housekeeper stated
that he had been in tho habit of looking
himself in his room and contemplating for
hours scire object which it is now supposod
was tlie woman's head.
Breech-loading rifles were invented in
1811, but did not come into general use for
many years. It is estimated that over 12,-
000,000 are now in actual service in the
European armies, while 3,000,000 are reserved in the arsenals for emergencies.
At Sandringham, the young Princesses of
Wales tramp about in all sorts of weather.
They wear special porpoisc-hide boots that
even resist the mud and pools of country
roads, and if it is raining or likely to rain
they don mackintoshes and arm themselves
with umbrella!!, and plod down the lanes as
cheerfully as if they could not command a
donkey-chaise. .'..., .    ,
It has been computed that in a single
cubic foot of the etlior which fills a.11 space
there are locked up 10,000 foot Ions of
energy which has hitherto eoiapod notice.
To unlock this boundless store and subdue
it to the Bervieo of man is »task 2-br.t-waits
tbe elaotrloiam oi th* f<ttaun» THE ijLIiEMMA 0? DANIEL.
" 5v7f-;/t, goin't' do now, Dan'el f* Sam.
Nortop. v'-Tiid. He leaned forward as he
Bpoke ant. i'Aered-up into the other's face
with liuln, t»"'-;-'-.Vv.ag, inquisitive eyes.
It wa(. .'. -all anil hopeless November
night, fl heavy grey sky hung low above
them. B"-'-i fell, from time to time, in
spiteful t-purts upon the sodden leaves
through nhieh their horses made their way
down the long bill road. Farmer Wilson
was not used to driving in a covered carriage uir sitting by himself behind closed
doors wjile some one else held the reins,
but it was /considered a proper mark of respect for Sarah Ann. He must hire a livery team for the funeral ; Sam Norton had
told him ;-o, and had further hinted that it
.would be but decent to invite the speaker
,to a seat beside hi-n. '' Ye know me V
her was connected by marriage," was his
The nrincipal mourner had consented, although" be did not like Sam Norton ; he
thought he was spiteful. Tnis was the
\irst speech Sam had made since the hearse
end its following   turned   away  from the
fountry cemetery, and it did not serve to
ighten the gloom into which the bereaved
man was plunged.
•' 1 do' know," he said dully, shaking his
head covered with an   unusual  best hat ;
"'" seems if I'm all lost'thout Sarah  Ann."
" She hep'   house   for   ye  a number o'
•' Twenty-five, come Chria'mus. I ain't
never known wot 'twas l' be alone before
eence ma died." |
' " It was handy," Sam conceded "f have
■ner   man  taken   away jest   before   your
• mother. Looked most providential, didn't
it ? Yp, won't find no sech man'ger as she
was in one while ai'in, I tell ye. Wot a
ohurnin, she c'd do g An' she always kep'
ye lookin' so good. Ye'll find out th' dif-
f'runce now. Your collar's beginnin' t'
fray. I seen it w'ile wo was bendin' over
for th' las' prayer. Ye'll soon see your clo'es
join't' pieces."
He smiled toothlessly and with what appeared to be a keen enjoyment of the situation.
Daniel was goaded by t into an assumption of confidence that, he was far from
feeling : ■' I calc'late t' hire," he said coldly. " Ot course I know no one can't do
like a man's own sister, an' I s'poso it'll
cost like Jehu. But I've got money 'nuff.
Taiu't that."
"Land alive," expostulated Sam, grinning
afresh, "el ye ain't green 1 D'ye s'pose any
"nice woman 'u'd come t' do fer ye, a bachelor livin' all alone ? I sh'd think Sarali
Ann'd remarked on that before she passed
" She was took worse so sudden," falter
ed her brother, " we hadn't no chance t'
make plans, I never give it a thought.my
self.   Don't ye think Priseilly Wynkoop—
□ ha   S   rPftl   01 f 1
Sam sibook his head decidedly : " Thy're
th' worst kind, them old maids. No, sir,
they ain't a decent woman in th' town o'
Hunter wot 'd do it."
" Then wot shall I do ?" desperately.
" Git married." The grin widened.
Daniel shook his best hat again ; " No,
sir," ho aaid.    "None o' that fer me."
"Beggars can't be choosers," Sam declared.    " Ye've r/ot 'o do it."
" You ain't."
"Well, I'm diffiunt,-' with a complacency
that wis maddening to the unfortunate man
beside him. " I ain't got a farm t' run. I
kin board 'a' look after th' store daytimes. That's all right Only, ye see, you're
situated so unhandily, ye've got t'have a.
y*™} .msja'gerv'ronnd. Now th' question is,
who i- Jfaf }*W-*<«i» rturfpur'tftf-ap-eww--
'•'0, ye have, growled Daniel, not appeased by this show of interest. " Who've
?e pitched on ?"
• '! "Wal, there'B the Widder Salsbry -"
" I mua' say ! Deaf's an adder, 'n' weighs
nigh onto 300 pound. I'm much obliged t
ye !"
"Wal, Lyddy Potter, then "
"A little withered old woman with a
wig.   Ain't yo got no sense Samyell ?"
"Wal, there ain't so many likely wim-
tnen goin'. Ye're terrible particular fer
uiybodyao hard put. How'bout Priseilly
>• ■ ■ Daniel was glad that they were driving
Into his own dooryard. He sprang hurriedly out, slammed the door with his clumsy
•fingers and did not answer Sam, Thero
was no invitation to enter the desolate
house, aud Samuel drove away.
"Ye'd better be gettin' about yer court-
in', whoever it is," he called back, leering
irom the carriage window.
. Daniel went up stairs to don his overalls,
; >\nd set about his chores for the night.
' "Durn it all," he muttered, as he milked
the cow, "I do' know how t' go t' work; 1
ain't no hand with wimmen."
It was the manner only that puzzled him
now. He had decided upon his choice.
Years.ago when they both were young, he
had paid "attention" to Priseilla Wynkoop
and had been graciously received. Then
his mother interfered. She did not wish
him to marry, and he was dependent upon
her. Perhaps the disappointment embittered him; at any rate, ho had long been content with hiB life upon this lonely farm, remote from most of his kind, and had no
desiro for a change. But, since Sam had
put what lis mentally stigmatized as that
"blamed idee" into his head, he considered
with sudden pleasure tlie possibility of
winning I'riscilla for something more than
housekeeper or general manager. It was
the wooing that counted."
He thought it over while setting out his
lonely supper of strong tea and the pumpkin pie that had been Bent in. While he
munched ho ruminated.
What did men say, and how did they
act? He could not make a bargain with
Priseilla as though he'were buying her Jersey cow.
"Mils' be soma dumb nonsense 'r
'nolher," he grimly concluded. "How does
it, go ?"
After "clearing away," he seated himself
drearily over the kitchen stove to await his
early bedtime. A paper covered book lay
on the shelf. He picked it up idly—it had
teen Sarah Ann's—and opened it at random.
It was a conventional paper-backed lovo
talc by "The Duchess."
Eight o'clock struck, and 0 and 10. Still
Farmer U'ilson pored over his book, holding it closely to his sun-burned face and
breathing heavily over the familiar words.
Midnight came. At 1 o'clock he laid down
the bulky volume With a stentorian sigh.
He knew how the nonsense went.
All tho rest of that feverish, never-to-
be-lorgotton night, throughout broken and
feverish slumbers, ran such phrases as
these: "O, my beautiful darling, you will
not be Bocruci," "You must see how madly
I love ^ou," "Remember how desolate my
life has been." The last sentence tangled
itself in his memory.
"ThaVii true," said the wretched man,
once aloti-1, "'cfall th'rest is a peck of
,    The n-eM,i?»y ie set himself doggedly to
'U-'ifH bit '"js**.- "••    Ovui' and over the words
were conned. He went about with the book ■
in iiis hand, or lumbered heavily back to it
from whatever else his work might be. In |
fact, he dared not think of anything else
save the task laid out before him, for fear
that his purpose might falter before the dim
impression haunting him throughout that
he was a fool.
He dressed himself carefully, after an
early supper, and marched out of the door
and down the road. I'riscilla Wynkoop's
little, unpaimed cottage stood close to the
highway. Daniel, his'lips moving in cease
lessreitoration, knocked trem-.ilously upon
the door. He heard step3 coining toward
him. He felt all hands and feet. There
was a s'.iffocating lump in his throat.
A tall, spare spinster drew the door cautiously ajar and gazed out into the gloom
through her spectacles.
" Good evnin'," her visitor blurted out in
a loud, agitated voice. " 0, my beautiful
darling, you know -you must see how madly I love you, and—and—remember how
desolate my life has baen."
Miss Wynkoop hell a hand-lamp stretched out in one arm. She brought it closer to
stare into his face by its aid.
Remember how desolate," Daniel repeated.
Miss Priseilla put up her free hand to
rub her iorehead. Was lie drunk, or crazy,
or making fun of her _ He saw the gesture
and iuterperted it aright.
Durn th' hull dumb thing," he suddenly
broke out. " I'm jest—I feel—sakes, how
lonesome I be !"
•Dan'l," said Mis"s Wynkoop, eyeing him
closely, but speaking in a quiet voice, "do
yc wnnt I sh'd marry you?''
" Yes, Priseilly," wiping his forehead,
"I do."
She Btood aside for him to pass. "Come
in," she said. " I was jes' settin' down t'
supper. I I'll be nice 'n' cozy t' have co.ii-
p'ny 'n' I've got some cold pork 'n' beans."
She lead the way to the kitchen. He
followed with heart aa light as his footfall
was heavy.
" Take a seat V draw up," said Miss
Wynkoop, hospitably. "How ye mus'
miss Sarah Ann."
"Yes."   He sank into a chair.    "Them
beans '11 relish."
And so they were engaged.
Will Men Never Tire or Wondering About
Woman's Ways?
When will the world be accustomed to
woman, and cease to regard her as if she
were some new and rare invention?
When will her ways no longer excite wonder, and she herself come to be accepted as
a natural, common feature of humanity ?
She has inhabited this mundane sphere
nearly if not quite so long as man, yet
whether as la femme, la donna, or das ewig
weibliche, it is all the saiie. Be she a
Helen of Troy, the wonder of nations, or a
bnxon peasant lass going unobtrusively
about her work, she is gaped after with the
same open-mouthed astonishment.
Her method of posting a letter, of putting
on her bonnet, the way she flirts a fan, or
carries a miikpail, or throws a stone, are
sources of perennial interest to the masculine community.
She cannot make a dumpling or nurse
her baby, she can scarcely tie up a parael
or sharpen a pencil but the action is criticised and commented upon from every
Everything about her, from the pin that
fastens her fichu to the heart that beats beneath it, is a mystery.
Shill she smoke, or shall she not? Should
she be a aoldier.jn .sajlor^s^ tinker^ .The
changes are' rung forever on her capacities
and limitations,' her rights, her wrongs, her
immunities, her duties.
Has she a sense of humor ? Of imagination? Is she more addicted to fibs than
man? More penurious? Less sensitive to
pain? Immeasurably man's inferior? or as
immeasurably his superior?
Shall man give up his seat in the train
to her, or shall he" not? Should she be
treated as a child, as an angel or as a man
and a brother?
Is she capable of being bored? they now
bethink themselves to ask.
Some women affect this attitude of puzzlement over themselves. With Marie
Bashksrtseff they concentrate their thoughts
on their own ego, oblivious of all besides,
after the fashion of the Indian fakir, except
that he keeps silence.
Or else standing aloof, as it were, from
their own sex, aa if they had no personal
connection with it, they deliver themselves
of trades on the faults, the failings, the
feminine frivolities or the masculine aspirations of their sisters.
But women never returns on man the
compliment of incessant marvelling about
him. A very commonplace reality is he in
feminine eyes. The mystery of humanity
has quite dropped from him, poor humdrum
creature that he is. His fellows, male and
female, can read him through and through.
Yet, when one comes to think of it, mar.
is quite as peculiar in many of his ways as
Was Eve a greater puzzle to Adam than
Adam to Eve ?
An Intereatin-r. Chat With the Ssoretary of
St- Mtry's
She Explains Wny (be sinters and Their
Pupils arc   sii   lli-altliv —l>ue In Strict
Bales or llyslene  anil Uis   Medicine
I'seil   Iii   Ilia   llnnie— Information   of
Value la Everybody.
From the Torre Haute, Ind., Ex press.
Four miles to the northwest of Terre
Haute, Ilea the beautiful and picturesque
viilnge of St. Mary's. This is a Roman
Catholic Institution which has attained
something more than national celebrity.
Fifly jcars ago it was established by six
sisters of Providence, who came from the
shares of France to lay the foundation for
this great charitable order. It how consists of the home of the Sisters of Providence, known as the Providence House ; a
large female seminary, one of the finest
chapels in the United States, and a Rectory in which the priests make their home.
A reporter of the Express while being
shown through the establishment recently
asked Sister Mary Ambrose if there was
any apparent reason for the good health
with which the sisters and their pupils are
The answer was that particular atttention
is paid by the sisters in charge to the health
and happiness of the students. " Bodily
ailment," she said, " cannot help but have
its effect on the mind. In order to keep the
mind bright and active and perfectly clear
at all times, the student's condition must be
as nearly perfect as possible. Some time
ago there was more or less ailment noticeable among the sisters and students, whioh
Ivffi probably due to atmospheric causes,
though of course I do not know just what
its origin really was. Shortly after this became noticeable a friend highly recommended a medicine called Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale People and so urged upon me
to give them a trial that I ordered some of
them, and they have been used in tho institution ever since. A few days ago the
manufacturers wrote me for an opinion of
Pink Pills, and my reply was as follows :
" Rrsi'ECtf.d Sirs—In answer to your
kind request for our opinion of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, aro pleased to say that
these pills were so highly recommended to
us that we were induced to try them, and
we think our repeated orders for them are
sufficient evidence that we find them all
they are represented, a good blood builder
and an excellent nerve tonic.
Yours very respectfully.
Sister M. Ambrose.
Secretary for Sisters of Providence.1'
Medical scientists concede that weak
blood and shattered nerves are the fruitful
cause of nearly every disease to which human flesh is heir, and if Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills is, as SiBter Ambrose says they have
found it, "a good blood builder and an excellent nerve tonic," the source of good
health at St. Mary's is easily traced.
Sister>Afhbrose said they are never without Pink Pills, and that now thoy order a
gross r.t a time.
This is certainly a very high recommendation for the medictna, for thero is probably
no class of people that gives more attention
to the physical health and welfare of its
members than the Sisters of Providence, annj
they would not U3e anything in which theji
did not have unbounded faith.
Dr. William3' Pink Pills are truly one of
the greatest medical disaoveries of the age,-
They are the beginning of a more healthful;
era. . Evory day brings reports of remark^
Australia's Vast Area-
In a ea Australia equils the United
States.' According to tha census of ISO 1.
Austra uia contains 3,075.233 square miles
and a p ipnlation of .'!,SOI,(),">). This population i strongly British, especially is this
true o religious profession. The sects
are all- lipsfrom the Eiin'ush planting, the
''hurch of England, the Presbyterians, the
Methoi jsts, the Baptists, the Congrega-
tionalii ts.. The Lutherans are an exception.
Of th< , 2,698,1121) Protestants more than
half be ong to the church of England. This
church is credited with l,4S5,06(i, or 39. 1
per cei ,t. of the entire religious profession
of th< island. The Presbyterians come
next vith 493,30!); tho Methodists with
434,371 ;-then tho Baptists with ,S",17G; and
the Ci ngregationaiist'. with 79,423. The
Romai   Catholics number 801,118.
Indian Gave Monasteries-
At the timo when monasteries were excavated Buddhist priests were as now sworn
to celibacy and poverty, and lived apart
from their fellow-men in monasteries
devoted wholly to religious observances.
They shaved their heads, wore a peculiar
garb, and obtained, ilk') the mendicant
friars, their subsistence principally by alms,
which they collected by begging from house
to house. Their principal duties were the
study of the law and preceptB of Buddha,
and the continually recurring performance
of an unmeaning ceremonial, iu which the
laity took uo part. In some instances these
ceremonies were performed within the monasteries themselves, which were all in later
times provided with one or more chapels,
containing images of Buddha or of subordinate saints, betore which their prayerB were
repeated. But in earlier times, at least,
the monasteries were always in the
immediate neighborhood of tr-riples, from
which we may gather tnat either the
monasteries were mere residences, and all
the services were performed in the temples,
or that the great and solemn acts of worship took place in the temples, while the
ordinary daily devotions were celebrated
within the walls of the monasteries themselves. It has been already said that the
monasteries are far more numerous than the
temples. From 700 to 800 examples are
known at the present day, and probably
there are many more. In age thoy extend
from the simple and unadorned cells excavated by Dasaratha, the grandson oi Asoko,
about 200 B.C., in the granite rocks at
Behar, nearly to the time of the Mohammedan conquest. The culminating point,
however, of this style of art was shortly
after the Christian era, the greatest number
certainly the best, having been excavated
during the first five centuries after the
birth of Christ.
Fourteen Days-
Pat, having nssaulted the police, received
fourtem days.
On Bhe night after being in his cell all
day, h i begin knocking on the door. The
wardey, thinking that something waa wrong,
asked what it was.
" SDure," says Pat, " I wants to go
" Bill you have got fourteen days."
" Tjirue tor yez, but he  didn't say any-
thing^ibout the noights."
The lines on no two human hands are exactly alike. The fact is utilised in China
in an interesting way. When a traveller
desires a passport, the palm of his ha n i is
covered with fine oil paint and an impression iH taken on thin, damp paper. This
paper, officially signed, is his passport.
Ai Important Soientifio Discoverr .
Nerviline, the latest discovered pain
remedy, may safely challenge the world fo-
a sulstitute that will as speedily and
promptly check inflammatory action. The
highiy penetrating properties of Nerviline
make it never failing in all cases of rheumatism, neuralgia, cramp?, pains in the back
and ade, headache, lumbago, etc. It pos-
sesse: marked stimulating and counter
irritmt properties, and at once subdues all
inflanmatory action. Ormand & Walsh,
druggists, Peterboro', write : " Our customers speak well of Nerviline." Large
botties 25 cents. Try Nerviline, the great
internal and external pain cure. Said by
all rhuggists and country dealers.
Tie Harpers are said to have on hand
mori than .§50,000 worth of accepted mauu-
P. 67S.
able cures that have resulted from the
etf/iMia- eSWYvAa-A'.' ■m.'iAvmu'. At iimrryoai
the good work has been accomplished after,
eminent physicians had failed and pronounced the patient beyond hope of human
aid. An analysis proves that Dr. Williams'
Pin k Pills contain in a condensed form all the
elements necessary to give new life and
richness to the blood and restore shattered
nerves. They are an unfailing specific for
such diseases as locomotor, ataxia, partial
paralysis, St. Vitus' dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism, nervous headache, the
after effects of la grippe, palpitation of the
heart, that tired feeling resulting from
nervous prostration ; all diseases depending upon vitiated humors in the blood, such
as scrofula, chronic erysipelas, etc. They
are also a specific for troubles y "^111 win
females, such as suppressions, irregularities,
and all forms of weakness. They build up
the blood and restore the glow of health to
palo or sallow cheekB. In the case of men
they effect a radical cure in all cases arising from mental worry, overwork or excesses of whatever nature.
These Pills are manufactured by the Dr.
Williams' Medicine Company, of Hrock- ravine, Ont., nnd Schenectady, N.'Y., aud iPlfrftM'''"*
are sold in boxesfnever in loose form by the
dozen or hundred) at 50 cents a box or six;
boxes for S2.E0, and may be bad of' alt
druggists or directhy mail from Dr. Willi
iams'Medicine Company, from either address. The price at which these pills I are
sold makes a course of treatment inexpensive as compared with other remedies or
medical treatment.
fftlfford Blackmail
n   Boy's   Eyesight
-Perhaps His Life
l'» Sarsaparilla—Blood Poisoned by Canker.
iO Hollowing from _\ grateful motliei:
boy had Scarlet Fever when 4 years
It left him very weak and Will blood
id with canker.    Ills eyes became
led that hi i sufferings were intense, and
weeks lie
Wot Open His Eyes-
iim twice duriurr that time to the Eye
■Infirmary on Charles street, but their
failed to do him the faintest shadow
I commenced giving him Hood's
Ua and it sot.i cured  him.    I havo
ibti'd that it wived hia sight, oven
le very life.   You may use tills tes-
|.u any way you choose.  1 am always
sound the praise of
's Sarsaparilla
,e|if the wonderful good it did my son."
Blackiian, 2888 Washington St.,
8 PlLLS are hand made, end aro per-
tcjinpjsltion, proportion nnd appcu'.-iiicG.
VI5D; contral Toronto Propertfos to
angc for farm lands. Money to loan.
IClacksiiii-k. NcsUllt .V  Ciindwlck,
iigton Street K., Toronto.
hrecedented facilities tor acquiring a
1 knowledge of Cutting in all its
:; alao artenU for the McDowell Draft-
jno. Write for oirouiars,123 Yonge St.
Onrioaitie3 of the English Census-
The total number of foreigners in England and Walej on the night of the census
was 1S6.O0O and 95,000 of them slept in
London. Of tho foreign population in
London, German's are the most numerous
 about 27,000. Russians (if Polos aro included) number nearly as many. Frenchmen in London are given at over ten thousand, and Americans at between six and
Beven thousand, of whom nearly fivo
thousand are natives of the United States.
Tlie Hermans appear to havo thirty posts
in our national and looal Government. OI
our female teachers moro than sixteen
hundred are German. The German devotion to music ib illustrated by the fact that
1198 of our musicians are of German origin.
Germans compete more severely than any
othornutionality with our domestic class, in
which their numbers exceed five thousand.
Nearly 2000 Germans compete with our com-
mercialclass, in addition toabout400disput-
ing t he business of the road with the commercial travellers. On our canals, rivers, and
seas over three thousand have employment.
In business connected with our food supply,
as many as 4500 are engaged. The German
bakers iu England and Wales alone are
nearly three thousand. But the most impressive fact in the tables regarding the
occupation of foreigners is the number of
Russian tailors in the country—betwee-
ten and eleven thousand. About eigh
thousand Scandinavians are iu our merchant service. Of the Italian community
1400 are music  teachers, about  1000 are
,}TS. HEBE Villi AKK.-Samantha at
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uIllustraMons. Nearly Hit) pug 13, No
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Jb the canvass if you want, to mako
f.Svil.l.llH l!llic;i.s. Temperance St.,
coetermongeis  (ice-oream  vendors?),
400 are confectioners and pastrycooks.
No Disappointment
Can arise from Ihe uae of the great sure-pop
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painlessly in a few days. Take no substitute.    At druggists.
Tkn Cents, coin
or stamps, for a
two months'trial
of Tub Ladies'
Journal, a large
1 3!i pa^o illustrnt-
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Mrs with the Cash, The I.iiiIIib .loiir-
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(the World!
very where!
1 Speed Family Knitter
.Will  knit.  10 lulrel snokii   n-jr
 jitny.   Wilt do  all work nnv
plntn cltvetlnr knllllnri lniicliliui
will do, from tiotiicsinin or fin-
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family Knitter on the inarkot. A
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. Piirnblo, Simple, Rapid, Wo
, guarantee evury machine to do
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•t Dui.utu Railroad
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be sent to you
Land Commissioner, 81. Paul, Minn.
Why He Didn't Care for a Receipt-
Hotel  Clerk   (Chicago):  " Here's   your
receipted bill for board, sir, with all items
Departing Britisher : " Keep it yourself,
my boy, I haven't trunk room enough left
in which to stow it away, and besides, 1
am certain I shall never come to this city
Rlotebes. pimple3, liver palchc-t,
G. M. V. right quick dispatches,
Drivosaway incipient tumor*,
Clears tho blood from poisonous humors;
Ailing one. whoe'er you be,
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Foot From Hope to Lower
End of Dog Lake.
It may be noticed from the heights
above the bridge at Allium'that the
valleys and hillsides of the Tulameen
and Siiiiilkiimeeii are well supplied
with timber — fir, spruco, pine and
cetlar—tho bull pine predominating,
while in the bottoms near the river
poplar, cottonwood) birch and willow
crowded each other ill the rankest profusion. This holds for upwards of ten
miles below Allison, where the bull
pine in gigantic lonliness lias the field
against all comers, he and his satellite
the sage brush having it all to themselves. But there is enough to produce
lumber for all the wants of this and
the next generation of Similkameenites
at their present rate of trade development, although- a mill cutting say
10,000 feet per day at least may be required at any time in the vicinity of
the mining operations. The whipsaw
and the pack-train, very good things
in their way, must necessarily give
way to more modern methods, and
that at no distant date.
A Siwasb whom we met in the afternoon packing home his "mowitch"
sold me about six pounds of fine veni
son for a (j i larti •;•. I should never have
thought of asking him to part with it
had ii not occurred to my companion
that such a favorable opportunity
might not present itself farther on, as
indeed it did not: for of all the inhospitable and churlish aborigines of any
country those of this part of this part
of this valley "take the bun "
My friend could come to no suitable
arrangement with the Siwames
for the packing of the billiard
table, so while he was in the cabin
writing a letter explanatory of the
situation to a party hi Fairview, I took
oceassion t'jregt  rny-pack and watch
th i>v p.o .ii..- of iiur.'iiiii --ein. returns in
silver. ' * A large number of
photographs of the leading mines, and
maps of the province, assist the visitor
greatly in obtaining a comprehensive
idea of the mineral wealth and possibilities of British Columbia. Mr. S. S.
Fowler, of Golden, B. C, is superintendent in charge of this interesting
For the third timo the Vigilant has
defeated the Valkyrie in the international yacht race and for another
year the America's cup remains on this
side of the Atlantic. The contestants
had all sorts of weather to sail in and
it must be conceded that the superiority
of the American yacht has been fairly
proven. Lord Dumaven had hfany
difficulties to contend with, and to use
a sporting phrase "was not travelling
in very good luck."—Toronto Empire.
Tho Chiefs Troubles.
In law a policeman is not supposed
to be a judge; but in the actual discharge of   his duties he is such to all
intents  and   purposes,   unless  acting
under special orders.    Before he makes
a prisoner of anyone the evidence of
his  senses  must justify  the act, aud
considerable    experience   and    knowledge of human nature is required to
guide him in his actions.   A candidate
for a position in the police force of any
well organized town or district has to
take  lessons from a well-trained and
experienced    constable   before  he  is
allowed to take a beat of his own. The
British system of  swearing in private
individuals as special constables is only
justifiable   by   occasions of   extreme
danger to the peace.   The magistrate
who puts the  oath to them should be
prepared to st-.nd the consequences of
their mistakes, for they are as apt to
make a botch of their first arrest as an
apprentice carpenter is to make of the
first board he planes.   A case in point
seems to be that of Chief Frangois of
the Penticton Indians, who claims that
his arrest  by a special   policeman at
Vernon during the fair was unjustiable,
He is an old man and had been ill and
confined to his house, and the trip to
Vernon was his first  outing for some
time.   He lost his way to the reserva-
1 ion iu the dark, among the new fences
put up on the townsite since his last
visit some three years ago, and falling
in with a party of  drunken Siwashes
who were making for the reserve was
arretted  with  tha  others  for  lieing
drunk.   He was rudely pulled from his
horse and taken to jail, tried and fined
about $;10,00 on account of an amateur
policeman's over offlciousiiess. The old
man fee's much dgrleved and mortified
at what he considers a gross miscarriage of  much vaunted   British justice
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*- which a young 'but unprepossessing
klootchman was engaged as she sat by
the doorstep in the sun. This industry
together with the preparation of deerskin for mocassins and gloves is the
chief occupation of the klootchea when
not engaged in cooking, washing and
other household duties. Two older
ones were engaged round a pot in
which they were rendering doer fat.
They smoked in turns out of tho one
pipe as they squatted before the lire.
Surfeited dogs blinked lazily at half-
knawed bones, and the flies swarmed
in myriads around everything. A glut
of deer's flesh has the effect of bringing
on a period of sleepy contentment from
which no prospect of remunerative
labor, however bright, can rouse the
indolent Indian. For him it is almost
too much of an effort to catch his
horses, and as for directing a pack-
train he has no use for that kind of
work at this season.
The Province of British Columbia has
a small but comparatively good exhibit,
which illustrates the great possibilities
of the Pacific Province in the development of its resources in economic
minerals of much commercial value, in
the centre of the space is a huge, pyramid of gilt bricks, representing the
yield of gold in the province since 1ST>8,
when that precious metal was drat
discovered, occurring in the rivers and
creeks near the Rocky mountains,
This pyramid represents gold to the
value of fifty-throe and a hall' million
dollars, Near by is a ease containing
four thousand dollars' worth of gold
nuggets .'Hid COarBQ gold, in addition to
Home line samples of rich gold-bearing
quartz, assaying as high OS eighteen
ounces to the ton, The rest of bhe exhibit consists of neatly arranged pyramids of the various oros found in the
the  province ; gray, purple and anti-
moiii.'il copper ores assaying as high
as eight hundred ounces of silver and
liillleen dollars in gold to the ton. Nor
are these rich specimens confined to a
few locations, tor numerous districts
are represented, and judging from the
character of the ores, and their richness iii gold and silver, there Is great
promise of large outputs from these
districts within the next few years.
This exhibit lias attracted tho attention
of oxperts, who express nsLoni hmeiit
that a country with such Splendid possibilities should have remained practically unnoticed for so rnany years.
Bllvor-bearing copper itnij load oros
are shown, which nol only yield pny-
iii;.'  amounts of these metals, bul also
Wm. Barnet's new cottage is nearly
Mr. Overton has gone to tlie springs
at the Arrow Lakes for a few weeks.
Mr. A. McDuff has started a blacksmith and wood - working shop at
Boundary City.
The sawmill is running steadily and
producii g .i large amount of first-class
ceiling and flooring.
Messrs. Overton and McDonald have
sold the Kettle Kiver stage line to
Messrs. Warren and Sanders.
Thos. McDonald has erected a house
on the S20 acres adjoining Boundary
City on the north, and purposes to
erect a livery and sale stable this
The lease-holders of the Skylark havo
a fine body of ore in tlie bottom of tho
shaft and are shipping regularly. They
have also leased tiie Dickman claim
which had been bonded from Mr. Walters of the Spokane and Croat Northern, and piuposo shipping from this as
Harry Quigley, formerly a prominent
lacrosse player of Vancouver, is dead.
Tiie World's Fah' will not close on
Oct. 81st, as originally intended, but
will be kept open as long as the weather permits and the attendance Warrants it.
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A New City possessed of a Wonderful
Combination of Advantages.
It is the natural Distributing Point For the whole
of the Lower Okanagan Valley and the
famous Kettle River eountry.
■test Route to Spokane Falls,
Seattle, or any point
East or West
INCE the announcement was made that a new City bearing the name of Okanagan Falls, had started into life
there have been numerous enquiries bearing on the sub-
ject. It has for some time been a .sine qua non that a
city of importance must spring up somewhere in the Okanagan
country, which for several years past has been attracting the
attention of capitalists, not only on this continent but in Great
Britain as well. Its combination of resources so richly <iggre-
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necessity evolve a city in its midst, which will be one of the
centres of the Province. This is just as certain as the fact that
at the terminus of the C.P.R. on the Pacific coast there tWas
bound to be a sea-port city of importance. The questJojji f6
"locafiblTls to "Be clectcled \>y tS^ conditions most "lavoYabfie tt>
urban growth. These conditions, as will be shown in answer
to some of the nurherous received, are all comprised in the
situation of Okanagan Falls.
One question asked is, "Where and what is Okanagan
Falls?" In reply, it is the nucleus of a city, the prospects of
which are not surpassed by any other on the Pacific coast;
situated at the foot of Dog lake, in the famous Okanagan valley, B.C. Had the conditions for a prosperous and populous
city.been especially stipulated and ordered as the work of nature,
they could not have combined more favorably to produce success. The first and most natural question to arise In the mind
of any common-sense man is, " What is there to make a city
at Okanagan Falls?" Unless such a question is fully and fairly
answered, any person endeavoring to place in the market town-
site property, backed up with glittering promises of a rich
retnrn, may fairly be regarded with suspicion and distrust.
Readers are requested to carefully consider the reasons here
advanced in support of the strong faith the promoters have in
the future of Okanagan Falls.
In the first place, Okanagan Falls is likely to be the
terminus, of the Canadian Pacific & Okanagan Steamboat line; it is in the line of the only possible pass which
can be utilized by the C.P.R. south of the present line, or, in
other words, via the Crow's Nest Pass route to the Pacific
Coast; it is the proposed terminus of the Spokane & Northern
Railway, and of the Okanagan & Osooyos Railway, to connect
with the Great Northern at the boundary. It will be preeminently a railway and mining centre.
It is the natural outlet for the greatest gold mining region
on the continent, a country which also possesses immensely
rich deposits of silver, lead, coal, platinum, iron, etc. For
proof of this, see Dr. Dawson's reports and the annual reports
of the Minister of Mines.
In the next place, it is being built by the side of a magnificent waterfall, capable of generating a horse-power of between 50,000 and 100,000 at a very low cost, sufficient to
operate all the mining machinery, reduction works, tramways,
sawmills and other industries in it or in the country surrounding it. Being easy of access and having unexcelled transportation facilities in prospect, Okanagan Falls will naturally attract
all the industries referred to which the country will demand.
The country also abounds in Coal and Wood.
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i McL. Hiiown,
Hint, i'ass. Agent, C.P.R., Vancouver.
General Agents
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