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 FOR MEN-  Finest Cashmere Socks 0 CO  Extra heavy wool do 0 50  Best quality  Shetland   wool  Underwear, per suit .... 125  Kinost nat. wool, "       i 00  , Braces, pcr.pair, 30c. and 40c.  :o:-  The English Trading Co.  "Vol 2 ���������No., 3.  REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., APRIL 27, 1895.  FOR,LAQIES_  ' Horn j-'-.'fio! lTl'l'-r--lviit- 1 c)  ��������� Kxlr.ili'vyCfi'-liiiitr'iftlor.kiugo-j 7J  ,   Hc-ivvy nal. wool t,'rnlcrvi������ils.. 0 li  Tain o'SIi.i liter", 5dc. aiifl "->;.  laned Kid Gloves fur culIW... 1 K  Unlined do., 75c. and ������1.00.  The English,Trading Co.  $2.00 a Year.  S>jSCXS>   TJ23   'STOTTE9.  "*i&ffiSf?Pj?eL       Goods "bong-Jit right out;  no  com-  "!&^%������������rsii mission cliargofi."      <;  3E*air selection; immediate returns. f  Shipping1 tags famished free upon .  K| request.    ' ,        il\.  There is HO BtTXTT on Purs or any ^  ) other goods we handle. p{  EirWrite for Circular giving Ship-  | ping: Directions and VAXES'? JUAB-  K������T FEXCES. u  REVELSTOKE   LODGE,   I. O. O. F.  Regular meetings are held  in Oddfellows'.llall every  Thursday night ,nt eight  o'clock. Visitinii hrothers  cordially wlcomt-d.  %f SIS a  Incorporated  Kootenay Lodge  No. 15A.F.&a1m."  The regular meeting  are held in the Mas-  cmicTcrnj)le,I3ourric's  ^Hall, on the third  Monday in each  month at 8 p. in.  Visiting, brethren  cordially welcomed.  V. CRAG15, 8i:cJti:TARY.  Zbe 1fcootena\> ffiatl  A. STONE, Skc.  maim unnoc������ f 200-212 First Avenue North,  HAM   riud-jL.   | ���������E/EX20"3S3-S3J^E,,C>XiiXS,   IWCXKTNr-  eranches: '     '   '  HELENA, MONT.       CHICAGO, ILL.        VICTORIA, B. C.   '    WINNIPEG, MAN.  ������ir.f*ol-ri-lla(f -tailS'i 1*,B*,I>!.Lmu St.  ' ,        SO I,an;lcy St KS I'riBtcsi St.  "CASH 18 STILL M ST."  , " ,''. ��������� "   ASK--   ', ,     '/,  John ������������������p.:-'''  -'-        ' FOR PRICES ON  POTATOES AND W BY  OR OTHERWISE AND BE CONVINCED.  He Also Handles  GENERAL GROCERIES -HERS SUPPLIE  i '        '      * " '  ,A^ And Other Articles too Numerous to Mention  ^"���������  ��������� ; '     .     r i-   '  Address ��������� ������ Revelstoke' - , i  ,,"C,0i  " WHOLESALE DEALER.-IN  WINES, LIQUORS ' AND ''CIGARS.  REVELSTOKE  ZB_C  OF SWANSEA AND WIGAN,  Analytical "Chemist and Assayer,  Accurate assays made of all'kinds of minerals, water, milk, etc.  Stockholm House, il  JOHN STONE, Proprietor.  The Dining Room is famished with the host the  Market affords. ^       ' .  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.,  NOTARY   PUBLIC  J  revelstoke; b.c.  Mining and Real Estate Broker and General Com  mission Agent.  FIRE,  LIFE ANDACCIDENT INSURANCE.  Representative of the Kootenay Smelting & Trading Syndicate.  -:o:-  AGENT FOR TROUT LAKE CITY, EVANSPORT. KASLO & NAKUSP  AI3TIAHAMSON   BROS., 1'roimiiktoks.  T~      i  First-class Table,      dead Beds.  TelepZiosiCo  ���������BUS MEETS   ALL   TRAINS   AND   STEAMBOATS.  REVELSTOKE  PHARMACY.  fill' ai)d see ttye  first instalment of  tl^e ��������� i}e;v\; Jlibrary  books. <& good  Variety. I^easoi}*  able tern^s. ..  Just Received a How Shipment of Flaest  SOAPS and PERFUMES.    ���������  REVELSTOKE  PHARMACY.  W.r A. JOWETT, ���������  MINING AND REAL ESTATE BROKER.  NELSON, B. C. '  Lardeau & Slocan Prospects Wanted.  ���������        'FURNITURE,  Doors, Sashes & Blinds.  '     '       :o:       "'     ,   ,  R.. HOWSON,  REVELSTOICI!. ' ���������   '<  COFFINS  CARRIED  IN  STOCK.  '      ACKNT KOU SlNGi:K SKW1XC.  MAUni.NKS.  '"   ' : '      A. McNEIL," ���������  BARBER SEOP AND 3ATH ROOK,  ' Front Street, Revelstoke.  >      --, i ' r <<   :o:   , "      f  Haircut,-25c;  Bath, 50c; Six Shaving  Tickets for $1.00.   '  v  -'      '      GUY  BARBER,  WATCHMAKER AND JEWEI/LEK.  Repairing Neatly &. Promptly Executed.  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.  vROYAL MAIL LINES.  CHEAPEST routeto the OLD COUNTRY.  Proposed Sailings from Montreal.  'ALLAN" LIKE.  NuMiniAsr...  parisian".'. ......  Mongolian   ....Nov.   Nov.   Nov.  The recently adopted regulations as  to fees payable under coroner's inquests  provide that the coroner shall report  the names of jurors and witnesses who  have been required to servo more than  three miles from their residences, time  occupied and any special circumstances. They shall Ire entitled to receive  the same fees as if attending an assize  and the same allowance for expenses.'  The Annual report of tire Department of Indian  Affairs for the  year  ended 30th June,,'lS������4, has  been   received. "We,have looked it over carefully Ui see if any reference is made to Indian affairs in West Kootenay. Tt would  presumably appear in the report of ll.  L. T. Galbraith, who is the Indian  A-  gent at Fort Steele,'the territory covered hy him being called  tlie "Kootenay Agency," including both East and  West'Kootenay.    The .shooting afhiir  between Sam. Hill and   J' Cultus Jim "  took place on  the   llth   day   of 31ay,  agent Galbraith's report was dated July 25th, and brought down to June 30,  the end of the fiscal year, but 'it  contains no mention whatever of this trouble ; and West Kootenay even is named  ��������� but once, which occurs, in an   expression of regret that the Flat Bow fr-ibe.  of Indians   had lost   their-crops  "as  thoy would have had   a'good', market  for their potatoes amongst the mining'  towns of West Kootenay."   No regret  is expressed that the   white. Canadian  farmers of Arrow Lake at Galena Bay  were  prevented from raising a crop to  supply this same demand, by. a foreign  tribe of Indians who tried to enforce by  rifles their pretended claim to the land  which these .white settlers,had   bought  of  the  Provincial   Government.   , It  seems very strange that a situation  so  ominous of future,, trouble, should  re-  .ceive no mention in the annual   report  of, the Indian Agent of West "Koote-  'nay.    Does   not the   person  who* has  charge   of   the, "Kootenay  1A'gem,y,"  have jurisdiction over all   Indians,  ei-'  ther' of  Canadian   or   foreign    tribes,  whether permanently residing or .temporarily wandering within  his1 territory 1 These and similar questions should  perhaps be. addressed to  the   General  Agent   or, Superintendent   of   Indian  Affairs for British Columbia   residing  at Victoria. /There should certainly be  a conipet'entauthority to which appeal  might be m;ide that would exercise the  power to restrain and   regulate   if not  exclude these Indian marauders.  DOMINION LIKE.  Toronto Oct.- 27  oVancouvkk Nov.  3  Oki;gon Nov. 10  Cabirr $45, ?j0, $00, 370, SisO and upward-!.  Intermediate $30; Steerage $20.  Passengers ticketed through to all parts of  Groat Britain and Ireland, and at specially low  rates to all parts of tho European continent.  Apply to nearest steamship or railway a^cnt, to  I. T. BREWSTER, Agent, Revelstoke,  or to TtonEKT Kerk, Gen. Passenger. Agent  Winnipeg.  FIRB-LPBOOP   S-A-HEriE.  TIIK  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  TO  'AND  KJ'.OM  All Eastern Points.  Through Kirst Cln-w Sleeping r'ars and Tntiriit  Sleeping Oarn ro St. Paul, Morrtrcriliiml Toronto  without change.  REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.  Atlantic Express arrives   il:1.1 daily.  Pacific " "        l(J:'-'."i   "  Kor full information as to rates. Lime, clc,  apply to  I. T.  ISrcwster,  Agent, Bevelstoke.  GEO. McL,. BROWK.  District I'a-s-.cnger Agent,  Vancouver, li. C.  COPYRIGHTS.  CA������\ I OBTAIN A  PATENT?    For a  prompt answer and an honest opinion, write to  i������I L'J> N <fc CO., who have bad nearly flfty years'  crpcrionce in the patent business, communications strictly confidential. A Handbook of Information coiicernmc I'atrnti and how to obtain them pent free. Also n catalogue of mechanical and rcientlflc books nent free.  Patents taken thronch Munn & Co. receive  special notlcelnthe Sri������-mific Americnn. ana  thus are brought widely before the pub'lc without cost to the inventor. This Milcridid paper,  issued weekly, elecautlylllUBt rated, ha!" by far tlio  largest circulation of anv hclentlllc uork in tho  world.  S3 a year.   SninpK; copies cent free.  Huildlnc Kditlon, nionthlv, J2..V) a } ear.   "'  copies, a,5 cents.  iiuvjit.iJ,., <*>...M/ ,������ jv.l..     hini?M  Z\ cry number contains beau  ul plates, in colors, and photographs of new  houses, with plans, enabling builders to show the  latest deslcns and secure contr.-icls.   AdCreu  MUNN &. CO.. New YOUK, 301 '^.'J.' "���������' ���������  conl  tifu  SMELTING -AT REVELSTOKE.  The report that was in circulation  some little time ago, that negotiations  were in progress for "the lease of the  Hevelstoke smelter to parties' in the  States, proves to have been true. The  property, is leased to a syndicate or firm  in Chicago',' but nothing more than the  hare fact is known here ' at, present.  Who the parties are and what thoy  propose to do towards utilizing the  smelter for its legitimate purposes, will  doubtless soon appear.     , ,  The smelter without' much expense  and with little loss of time can be put  into good order for treating ore. ��������� The  brick, if any are required, are un hand  at the yard across the river- where they  were manufactured, and the tools and  other portable effects, including, belts,  that have been disposed of, carried off,"  or become non-serviceable, can be replaced with little delay. The roaster,  by using the brick aforesaid, can be  made better than when originally constructed, and the sampling works can  almost immediately be put into opera-  'tion. '������  When these preliminary .arrange-'  ments-arc perfected, the necessary daily quantity of ore, which is 50 tons,  can without doubt be secured, and the  smelter kept in continuous operation  after it is once blown in. Wc see passing through Revelstoke every day  large quantities of ore of various  grades, the larger portion being the  wet or silver-lead ores, for the reduction of which tliis smelter was especially designed. And tho engines have  power enough to run another stuck of  equal capacity, making' a reduction of  100 tons of ore. Tn tho summer of  1S90, the smelting co. had plans and  estimates made for a refinery in connection with the. smeller, but (he failure of Daring l.hos. for the time being  badly demoralized Ijiiglish i-n.rncesand  the refinery was not eiccled.  , Another circuinstance, which changed tlie course of tIk: ^inciting in. was  the townsile li tig. lion thai, involved  tlie title lo the land conceded to it by  the Dominion. The smelter was located on this land, and contracts for lots  had been given, and first payments received from the buyers, and where  would the co. stand in casethf: Provincial title given to f'arwcll slunild be  sustained? in \ie\v of this, and all  the possible involvements which niighl  grow out of the sil nation, lhe, en. wont  no farther in curving out their plans.  Now, hnwe.ver, u sell lenient has been  made between the Dominion and Province of the disputed land question, and  it cannot be supposed   that   the   large  investment made by the smelter co. in  the  building of their  works, amounting probably to ?50,000, will be allowed longer to remain idle and unproductive.  , We see that other localities are aspiring to become smelting centres, and  it i.s hoped they^w.il! succeed, for there  is ore enough for all. J3ut' whether  some oi these schemes are not the ingenious combinations of fact and fancy  originated by townsite speculators' to  boom the prices of lots or hold up 'declining values, remains to be seen.^ Dirt  as we said before, there is ore enough  for all, and Revelstoke will soon draw  supplies from lllecillcwael and Rig  Bend.  MINING, TUNNELS.'  Concerning licenses 'to run drains  and tunnels,"the mineral act of 1891,  as amended in 1S92 and 1893, section  59, reads as follows :  .  "Any free miner, beiifg tlie holder of  a mineral claim or mine held as real estate, may, at the discretion of tlie Gold  Commissioner, ohtain a license lo run  a drain or- tnnnul, for drainage or any  other purpose connected with the development or working of such claim or  mine, thiough'any occupied or unoccupied lands, whether' mineral or otherwise, upon secuiity being first deposited or given to such Gobi Commissioner/to Iris satisfaction, for any damage  that may'be done thereby, and upon  such other terms as he shail deem expedient."  "' We are informed that an, application has been made by the .owner of  the Maple Leaf, at Illecillcwaet.ofora  license to run a tunnel through,, the  Lanark, an adjoining property,"for the  legitimate purposes contemplated 'by  the mineral act, and that the owner of  the Maple Leaf will give the security  'which may ,be required by tho Gold'  Commissioner, but the application has  not yet been formally entertained.  The language of the 'act is that the license" may in ,tile discretion of the  .Gold Commissioner" be granted. ' ,But  i>ve do not see how this '"discretion." can  be rightly exercised, and certainly not  adversely to the application, unle'ss,' a  personal examination of the'properly,  or a formal,inquiry into the circumstances, is made by the Commissioner,  answering to the requirements of the  law and its proper execution!  TOMLINSON-VALENTINE.  The  marriage  of   Wm   Tomlinson,  of Vancouver, and Miss B. May Valentine of Revelstoke, took place at Lafayette,   Oregon, on the 17th   day, of  April, 1895.    The bridal couple arrived here on Sunday morning last, and  were warmly received by their numerous friends.    Mr. Tomlinson being employed in the C. P. li. service; and the  bride having been for some years residing at the C. P. li. hotel) they   were  welcomed by the railway employes by  the presentation of many valuable presents, among which the'most   notable <  wero a, nice large family bible   and an  elegant solid silver tea sett:,  A reception was held at.,the home of the bride's  parents on Wednesday 'evening, which  was enjoyed by a large number of the  friends  of   the   happy  couple.    It is  their intention to make,their home at  Vancouver, to   which   city   they   will  soon return.  , .WAYS TO IMPROVE .THE TOWN.  ���������  - . t 7 ' ���������-  Now that the people of Revelstoke  are relieved from the fear that * floods  in the Columbia will .destroy their property,'they can turn their thoughts and  energies towards improving the town  in, many ways that have heretofore  been overlooked or neglected.  A great deal of dirt and refuse accumulate during tilts winter and remain  concealed until the snow disappears.  It is now plainly visible on the streets  and alleys and iu the vicinity of business blocks and other buildings. (Jaie  should at once be taken to" clean up  these localities, and thusgive i he town  a handsomer and more inviting appearance to the strangers who may  p;iss through it or sojourn at oui'  hotels. Each owner or tenant on the  street should take pride in having his  premises appear clean and , neat. Our  town is judged of hy strangers very  much by what they see we thtnlyof  it ourselves, as manifested in the iny  piovement������ and surroundings, agreeable or otherwise, with which we  invest our property.  On Front street there, is this spring  more than the 'iisue.l rubbish to be  cleared away���������broken l twigs ami  brushes from the numberless loads ol"  brush that wcre/liaulcd through the  street ahd dumped oft' the river bank.  And then tilierc is tlie ordinary accumulation of winter, filth, which is not  only unsightly but is positively un-  bealihfu! if allowed to remain until the  weather becomes hot,, filling the air  with noxious odors. All this debris  should be raked together .'ind carted  away or , b-.-.rned. To regulate Ibis,'  however, 'may be considered flic particular provin'ceand duty of the health  officer. Again, the piles of wood and  chips, broken boards and unused boxes  which lie scattered about1 furnish material for smarting a conflagration"  which might destiny half the (own  before il could be checked. And this,  perhaps is the proper held iu which  the energies of tlie fire wardens could  be exercised to advantage. There hre-  many defective, places in the sidewalks  where a fresh board or plank should be  I im walks  Special Services at the Methodist Church  The organization of the order of  Oddfellowship will he '"celebrated on  Sunday evening, April 28th, by an anniversary service in the Methodist  church, and a sermon'by Rev. O. A.  Procunier, when member's'of the lodge ���������  will be present in regalia,. All sojourn-'  ing brethren and visitors sire invited to  be present.  On the "evening of'May 1st, in con;  ncction with the annual meeting of the,  Kamioops   district" of,  the   Methodist  Church, there will bo ii public niee'ting  ���������  at the church at which addresses" will  be made as  follows:   Rev. J; P. Retts, |  chairman of the district, on  the Manitoba   School   Question;   ' Rev.   J.   A.  Wood,   on   Ppworth   League   Work;  Rev. C.  Jf.  Mordon,  on Temperance.  Several numbers of the pi ogramme will  consist of songs and chorusscs by tlie .  choir with   instiutnental ' accompaui-  ments.'       , <  The Gun Club.      ���������   '.     " .  The   Gun   Club   met, at 8 p.m.  on  Thursday evening. -The object-of the  meeting was to consider the'advisability of haying special days for shooting,  and to arrange with neighboring clubs  to unite in a day's sport,'at which a  |/i'izc cup would  be put up for "competition.    It  was  decided   to  invite  the  clubs of Vernon, Arinstiong; Enderby, ���������  Kamioops, ponald, Field' and" Golden  to celebrate the Queen's birthday, Friday, May 2-f th,  by a general-shoot at   -  RovelsfoUe.     A   subscription  list was   ,  opened and a l;i'������i-.il amount promptly'  subscribed for i :'"-ming the challenge   "  cup, Wednesday has been selected' as '  the   regular day for weekly practice' ,.  from 2 to 7 p.m.     ' . i ���������       "    ,  . - Ulecillewaet Items.  1 r.L,rcciLT,EwAET, April 25.��������� T. W.  Bain has spent nearly, a month in the  Ulecillewaet district, and has performed assessment work on the Dun vegan,  on Fisb Greek, and helped the Wolsley  brothers on thd'Amiie, which .is one of  the later finds acioss the'creek from  the Dnnveg.ui. Tho snow is seven feet  deep on the level at Fish Creek, and as  much a.s fifteen feet at the summit.  Snow slides wero of frequent occurrence, and Mr. Bain had .to chop out his  path many mornings thrduah snow  packed nearly as hard as ice which had  come down in slide during the night.  Assessment work will be generally  done on the claims at Ulecillewaet.  There is a more encouraged fueling  among miners, owing to tlio advance  in silver, and the fact that the men  who have successfully opened up fche  Slocan and the. Lardeau are gradually  working northward, and will ere long  follow up Fish Creek and again Ille-"  cillewact, which is the oldest quartz  camp in West Kootenay, will he a'  centre forhnining.  Tommy Richardson, the hotel-keeper  here, had a fine parWit that was a great  favorite with its owner. A few days  ago, while polly was sunning himself  self on a stump* near by, a cruel bawk  swooped- down aiiduc.iught him, and ,  soaring aloft to a safr^pcrch proceeded  lo dissect poor' Polly. Circle Tommy  has nolhing left oi' his unfortunate  bird but its tail .feathers, but these he  is saving with alieetionate car;e.  It is the cause of much regret that A.'  C. MuArlhiir, who has bee:i the C.P.K.  agent here: for eight year-.s, will leave,  lilecillewaet ami the euiiilnyinent of  (lie railway ou the lot of May. He will  remove to Ducks and become business  luamu'cr for- .Mr. Hewitt Bnstoek.  Tom llennessev, Murdoch Mediae  and William Whitmorc- (Wild Bill)  took a row boat Thursday morning for  llig lleU'b-^-lfi'iiue.vsey Uw Flench  Creel., and MeHae and'  Whiiniore to  Awarded  [l:ghcst  !1 onors-~World's   Fair  put down.    The.-e   hole-,   in  ..���������-,. not only   ungainly   but   they oll.'.i    ��������� ��������� t|lllill. ju  cans.' accidents wlmn   people  slep into    l()o|. .,',.,���������,. , ,���������..,. ,  l.licm   inadvci-lenlly���������a sprained ankle '_   oi a broken leg being the  unfortunate  result.  There is now, as we believe, a stoppage of litigation over the townsite: a  settlement "which we ha\e been for  manv years expeel ing anil even clamoring "for, and the delay of which, we  have constantly a<-s"rlcd, held back  the. prospi'i ity" of the town. Let us  now prow. 1'iir faith in t,lie !'nl ,ire of  Revi'k-ln'fy as a ph:< i " ' '  as a home for I hi  best,  o; de;  by    doing  iics.s .'imi-  of Canadian ciliwuship by doing our pari  tow.-mls making it what, we have so  confidently predicled it would become,  one of the'best towns in ihe. interior oi  the piovinee.  George .J. Atkins, Mrs-. Atkins and  child and -Miss Wright, ngislered  from Chicago, airr.cd from from the  south on Sunday evening and left for  home on Wednesday morning. Mr'.  Atkins is- one of Ibe Syndicate that  bought I lie Hoi ! folden pia'-er mine on  Uie'7'ohmibia River ncartfmilh Crc-k.  and while here, arranged to have flu-  ground prepared fo" pl.-.fing tlv  hydraulic ���������uaclmn'i j, wiinii' will !)<���������  l)n>iiL,:ii b. ',.' '-ri'i ;1." M-.-i4.oJi. He experts' '  r( turn in Ma v.  MOST PERFECT  MADE.  A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder,   Free  from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant,  40 YEARS THE STANDARD, 2
jjHuann h mn�� nmnjujium^Mmiava^tmn
" Kate, do you  believe that Lord Rol-
I  ine regiment, and she had lived principally
in barracks, where she  had   always  found
little else but excitement and amusement.
.  ' The quiec life she led   with   her stately
and really loves you ?" husband  soon  became  intolerable to  her,
The girl thus addressed flushed rosy red; I und this'feeling wan' augmented by his too
',,        , ,.   .    ���.;,i,   ���  ,,v,���j��� r.( iinnnv-r evident disappointment at the sex of  her
then she replied,   with  a snaae oi  annoy- r.l     ,      . .,,    ,  , .   B    . _���,*_
r      ��� ��� infant, who like tho ehrld of  his nrst wile,
ance: ,,
'-'     " How can I   tell whether he loves me
or not ? ' He has never breathed a word of
love,to me.
'    " Perhaps  not,   although ho has looked
whole volumes of devotion ; but looka are
ven more decoptivo than   words.       Shall
you accept him if he proposes to you ?"
" I will  tell you,   Grace,  when  ho has
proposed,"   was  Kale's  dignified,, reply ;
" und  io   the  meantime  you- had  better
, finish dressing.      1 urn nearly ready to receive our gucste.    How do 1 look ?"
And the Hon. Kate Lilbnrno.as she asked
this question, glanced with coniplaccncy
upon the white satiir ' gown that hung so
gracefully upon her.
" Oh ! you always look well,'.' was the
ungracious reply; " and uo wonder, when
you have all your mother's jewels to wear,
Those pearls alouo are worth a fortune."
And she - pointed 'with a mixture ,of
,,anger and envy at, the costly ornaments ou
her sister's neck and arms. ��� ' ''
"Vcu know you are always welcome to
wear any of my jowelry," said Kato.gently:
"can 1 lend you anything now?"' '
""No, thank you," replied her half-bister,
'Bhurply;"I don't choose to'dress in borrowed
. ,'to you that Lord Roland Ayre is much more
in love with your fortune than he is with
"Certainly not; I should be ashamed of
myself to think, so meanly ,of him."
And Kate Lilburuc', turned to the glass
before which she stood,arranged some flowers in the bosom of her drcs, and felt,with
very'pardonable pride, that she was well
, worth loving for herself alone.
was a girl.
Lady Lilburne choso to take offence at
his vexation, and she became discontented
and  irritable"
She next filled the castle with guests of
whom' he disapproved and finally she
eloped with a young officer of dragoons,
leaving her child bohind.
Tho indignant man did not attempt to
follow his faithless wife; ho simply ignored
her existence, and he took uo notrce of her
letters when sho wrote long afterward professing repentance   and asking forgiveness.
She is dead now, but the outraged, husband often remembers her when ho looks
in the faco of his youngest daughter,, and
this may he one of tho causes why Grace is
not his favorito child.
But tho party of nearly forty guests have
seated thorns-elves at the long dining-table
in the old banqueting-hall, and the servants
ore bringing in huge joints of beef, in addition to geese and turkeys, hares and
fowls, besides nn enormous boar's head, as
though they wero .intent upon feeding a
hungry army. ,       ' '
While the guests are being helped by tho
attentive servants, some of those who are
Here for tlie'first time look about thorn at
the maanificient dimensions of the old hall,
which formed part of tho ancient castle,
and had been left stand ing when the more
modern porLion of tho mansion /was built
by the preceding baron.
f always admire this fiuo old hall," said
Lord Kolacd'Ayre to Graco Lilburne, who
jjnery plain gold  ornaments aro < good I sat by his side, ahe having managed that he'
>u��h for me.  1 suppose it never occurred) shoufd  take  her in  to dinner.    "I almost
B - "   ���  ��� - wander your father  does cot use it more
often than he does."
"Vcb," assented the girl, "it is adelight-
ftil place fpr a large party such as we h.,ve
to-day, or for a dance, buo,you have no
idea iiow desolate papa and Kate and I
feel in it if we happen to dine here by ourselves. We tried it once or twice, but it
gave us the horrors, so we werrt back to
our ordinary dining-room, and only use the
hall two or three times a year. Do you
admire my ancestress who is lookins���down
from the wall thereupon us,Lord Roland?"
"Yes, Blie is ��� very like your sister ; J.
have remarked the strong resemblance before to-day."
(to be continued.)
"it's true, whether you believe it or not,"
' 'said  Grace, spitefully ; "ho loves another
, woman, but she is poor, and if he, asks'you
to marry   him it will   bo because   you   are
rich.    Knowing Uris, I   sliould think   you
. will never accept,him. ' ,
She looked at her sister anxiously as she
uttered these barbed words, hoping to see
Kate shrink, or because pale with grief, or
flushed with indignation as she listened to
them. ���    ' ���
Rut, unfortunatoly for the success of
Graoe���Lilburne's schemes, the statement,
she made carried no weight with it.
It was'hor naturo to'plot and to plan, to
be envious of, and ungrateful to, those who
were kindest tcher, ar<d to make mischief
���and"''cause pain whenever she had tho
chance ; and'this characteristic being well
known to her half-sister, the latter paid
but little heed to her remarks, though they
did sometimes succeed in wounding her.
Now, therefore, she said lightly :
".My dear Grace, don't trouble yourself
about Lord Roland, nor about me ; he is
sufficiently wealthy to be able to choose a
wife without considering her fortune,and I
���give him credit for possessing too much
good sense, and far too much regard for
his own happiness", to believe he would
marry a woman-whom he does not love.
And now 1 will talk no more about him,tor
it i3 not maidenly for you and me tobf; discussing a man's intentions when he has not
proposed to either of us."
So baying Kate Lilburne cast a last glance
at her own reflection in the mirror, then
turned to leave the, room.
But Grace was not to  be put off in   this
manner.  Sho had overheard a conversation
between her father and Lord Roland Ayre
the previous day, and had 'gathered  from
the'words that fell upon her ears that Lord
Roland had asked  for and   obtained   her
father's consent to propose to Kate.
' "Stop a minute,   exclaimed Grace,plant-'
ing herself in the way  of the door ;   'Svill
you promise me that if   Lord   Roland pro-
, .poses.^to you.to-night you will  not accept
"iiini ?" "~"
"I will notdiscuss the question," was the
Then, seeing that her sister   barred 'her
' r, -
Prt'pnrafliiu* for ihe Ureal Inhibition or
MiiUoen Umiilred���The Plan of the
Proposed liuidliiiiis.
A despatch from Paris says :���The
general plan for tho Paris Exposition of
1900 has been decided. M. Buvard, com-
inisisry, has divided the exposition into
four parts. For the first, buildings,will be
erected onthe Cours de la Reine and the
Esplanade des Invalides. For the second,
on the banks of the Seine ' in the same
direetiou. For the third, on the Trocadero
grounds ; and for the fourth, on the Champ
de ilars. It is also proposed to demolish
the Palais de l'lndustrio and connect the
banks of the Seine by what is called a
boulevard bridge, ��� thus creating, between
the Champs Elyaees and tho Champs de
Mars, a vast, regular space, forming a perspective" ending with tho gilded dome of
tne Invnlides. The general entrance will be
tiie Place de la Concorde. ' The entrance
of honor, in the Champs Elyseea, will be
in the shape of a forum, with statues, having ou the right the Palace of Mernod Arts,
and on tho ie/t the Paiaceof Expositions
Retrospectives and oi Beaux Art?. In ihe
centre of the Eoplanade des Invalides a
seue3 of show constructions will be built,
and on th�� left luuk of the river there will
be a theatre, foreign annexes, kiosks, and
cafes, which, when illuminated, will give
un illusion of the City of the Dogea. Along
the Seine will stand the military and naval
constructions, and the colonial annexe^will
be buih in the caidena  of  trie ,3i?tJca.dero.
Special efforts   will   be   directed   to   trie
Cnampde Mirs, so as to make it aa attract-
.        i ive as  in   lisSO.    .Machinery  hall   and the
way, sho suddenly arew up her slight rorm j EU;eJ C0W(J(. ���..���,] rema;rji t-ne |afiC mentioned
a yet c
Flanking   their,    will    be   smaller
make me angry.    This   is  not the way ir. ' v^,)^���^ lne whoie heir,:: crowned by '.he
which   we   should  spend  Christmas L��ay. | paiu.ee of  Electric
of justification, and, turning, sullenly leftj nas ^Ats^ Ulfi works will >ve begun.    It is
''"" ' ..... -.  .      will cover
It a I   th: Father   or the  Family   ��cfq   the
Fan or eavliiK it to Them.
"You know," said the father of a family,
"it makes me laugh whenever I think of
the children's absolute nerve about the
gravy. What I mean is that when we have
a steak, or loast beef, or anything that has
gravy with it,the children take it all,down
to the last drop, without leaving a speck
for their father and mother. And they're
perfectly sound-hearted, wholesome chil-
dreu, too, who would do anything they
could for their parents. But about somo
things thoy have a selfishness that appears
to be perfectly natural to children and that
I Bupposo is bred-in indulgence. They
have all their lives been accustomed to have
everything that their parents could give
them, and so thoy come to expect it.
"But I smile again as I recall the fact
that when I was a, hoy I got all the 'gravy.
Time and time again I, have seen my father
tip the dish so that ho might get for me
the last drop, whilo ho had none for him'
self." He was very fond of gravy, too, but
he never said so,; with gravo courtesy he
gavo it all to mo aa though I wero entitled
to'it.' Wheu I grew a littlo older I reproached myself for having taken it all ;
when 1 giew older still 'and came' to know
him us man to man, and came to know how
gentle, and affectionale,aud forbeariu>:,aiid
generous ho was, I came to know that ho
wouldn't for the world have marred my
pleasure by so much as a word���that tiie
simple fact was that it was a far greater
pleasure to him to give mo the gravy than
it would have been to eat it himself.    ~,,
"And now when tho,children pass their
plates I gravely dish out the gravy down to
the last drop, and I say nothing for fear that
they will rob mo of tho BolOsh 'pleasure of
giving it all to them. But I smile to myself once more as I think of what will happen when they come to have children of
their own. I know what they'll do then ;
they'll give it all to the children, down' to
the last, last drop."
'     ' i .
��� ,    j
Torrihle   Institution,   in   lomlon���Systematic    t'.nqulrlcs    Jlaile    Tlirousiicmi
��� ' Kiislnnri-���Severity  of the Winter'iiusl
Sliiclniess of TrniEc ttic   f'rliuo   Cuuni'S
<'  ol' ihe IMslress.
The general condition of the British
metropolis is indicated by the fact thai
137,000 destitute persous were relieved by
the various charitable institutions during
the past week', and the interim report of
the select committee of the Iiouso' of Commons which was appointed to enquire into
the .existing distress has disclosed a state
of allairs which apparently can only he met
by extensive relief,'works in certain dis
tricts. Through the medium of tho Local
Government Board a circular letter was addressed to the mayors of towns and to the
chairmen of district Councils, asking, for
information on tho following points :��� "
���' 1. Whether there iB any exceptional distress in ��� the district, an'd Iiow far this is
due to circumstances peculiar to the*local-
ity or to the severe weather".
"2. What is baiug done to meet distress
by the pnbiio authorities or by voluntary
agencies, and, the avenige daily number
relieved by each of the agencies'duriug the
week ended Saturday, February 16 ?
3. Is an unemployed registeririaiutained
and with what result ? ���
<L Have you any suggestions to make
for tho purpose of relieving such distress. '
The replies to this circular letter came in
with promptitude, and the committee in its
interim report made an analysis of these
replres. In substance the 1,191 replies
which were received from districts repre-
sentinn apopulatian of more than 20,000,000
may be summed up by saying that in 596
localities, representing a population of
6,797,231, there is no exceptional distress ;
tfiat_m_454 localities, with ir, population of
10,3S17000ythere is exceptional dis-ress,
aire solely to the severity of the winter ;
and that in 1-44- localities,with a population
ot 3,700,000, there is, apart from the want
of, employment due to > the weather
an exceptional want of employment
owing to slackness , of trade, to
to depression of agriculture, or to particular 1-->caI or industrial cases.' From this
showing the committee concluded that, it is
abundantly clear that while over a great
part of'the country no lack of employment
with queenly dignity, and said: _        ! altered in  a  manner'not ret determined
" Don't forget yourself, Grace, and don t j u-j^���_
y.   'ir.e   centre  of the ! '!3S prevailed beyond that which might be
Let me pass." " j Cnampde Si'-JrVwiYi'be rendered picturesque I expected aa a consequence of ari unusually
Grace looked for a moment at her lovely , b    ^d-tu   wa'k��   and ar--'fi -iii iik*^.    A > flev"e winter, there is,and has been,- during
'sister,   and a sullen scowl came   over her ; ^u=for t(,e'extlrt,It':oii cr-dite will   be   iaid | V?e  pr*s*at severe    winter,   much   grave
own pretty face, but .sho uttered no wci.i | bef       u    Cram)>.ra sa juafci anrf   after .,_   dmtress  affecting   workmen   ordinarily in
-      - ' ...... regular work, aa well is  those whose  em
ployment is always hable to bo intermittent,
ind that mucn entering has been caused by
this distress sn  many parts of the country-
hot   100,000,0'/)
r.e exhibition,
the room. ���       ,    j estimated
N"o one could have suspected  the demon , t^e cof,. ��
of  rage   and jealousy that   lurked  in  r-.cr |    '  ._
breast when some time later she came down , T IVii'r miT'iniiT vo t rue
to join her father arid sister and the guests | LIVING WITHOUT BRAlfTS.
who had arrived.'" ' | 	
For Grace look so sweet, and   innocent., j I'cruJinr    <'n-><-    vrr.irli   u .l-lt'.-uiitr Mir-
and   childlike,   that  people  who   did  not j , s*.m�� o* Brimn KniiL, ��inn.
know her 'well could   very  easily   relieve j '   (;ka:>:j  Kai-im, MmnJ, March 21.���The
that   she   was   fci.mewh.it   oppressed   and j <.rm n. a   lAan  hv;mt   wilh   lh��� o{ hi
neglected by her hail-sister and ner lather, ,
"...-' -     ��� ...    I head cut oil   and ">"   >
l^-avc* That !��p<'iti lo Crawl   >Vti��>ji
OB (Ik*   IrcM.
An-ions; the surars^e stonei told about the
wonderful thingi  to be found  in" Ansiralia
living   with   th".  top  o
lae   brain   c.ivity    almost
ft ^itditiiig Loft surgooni   of timed j��heru ilJ ��"��   ,lf  <"raw,in:j   !"5AV,;H-     r.i^lish
,\!ii,n.     A wck ngo C.'.arlfM Olson
>! u.   ii'.RT'i a   mo\:ng   train.
Pillar* urst brought an anuouniof thi-i phen-
biit.! oniw.on.     fh'sy   wore   r.j.imir.g   alon^ tho
with the latter of whom the was evidently ;
no favorite. ' j empty
But gueatn are arriving in 'quick succor- ; tX-spnl-
h-.ori, very -iooii the l,ijt riaa com'1, and th'Tj J   ..
Lord   Li) hour in-   ollum   his    ��rm   to    the,11'"   !      , ...    ���"'    ,,        ,     .   ' r:���Mt whi n a midd'.n breeze   ihnok down a
Countess of   Rookricl.i and leads the way, mimiei! :n.i foo'm,: and icrr tin.ier.n" w)...el. j
into the old baiiq;t.u���? nail, whs.c, n..;..rd. i Hi-hold wo- cr.KlW M ihatWr half ,rf , immn-r nl Uvei which floated Ko,.Uy to
ing to inun&morul eu-iam, high l-.**u u..l j ,Juf. brill0 f,n ���,,,, MI1<i wbcn the injumd I ��'-^r-iind. Tho wiiJom win-, imri.ri^d at
��� JhrHimi- B-tiiioringii have a.wuye ueen hold j m,i;, w,,s kfci, ( ^ .^ .UMj,jMi1 ���lM }���, j thi". ^.o wr, b��.o��i��* It wan nor. W.k fall of
l .Silvurton Caatle. , ,     ,     i !.h.j year,   hnL   iiiidiuinm.jr, <iod llm i.iiling
",iv-H   Ino't'-'i   iryjh   and   gr'-en,     iint, tliiH
p'clcul up I
A";'f~ry h"u7d.iom'e man is Baron Lilburne, i w.y dead.    Arranc/emuiU
���l Siiv4rton, tnongh n.3 H old to h-i*-; Lwo
'.tiight&rri so younp; and so fair an K ite ,trnl
'J race.
There had In-cn some romance about, thu
narop's early life, mnl he wn quite n mm-
die-tiged man whfn he rmrriud K t:,-''i
mother, a wealthy heires'H whom h>; had
loved from hH youth.
Hia h,ippine'-p, however, w,m of chort
��� iuration. Fie had scarcely he n m-irnid a
j ear when hia wife prc-entfd him with a
daughter ; thf n clo-cd hen-yes in the long,
fjidless sleep that known no waking.
The motherless infant w.n left at the cn^-
tlo to he nuiied by the wife or the r.i;.id
{{.irdener, who had just lo-tt hr-r own r/iby,
iind Lord Lilburne went abroad -md iri'.d
to forget riH yrief and bin short-li'/'id hap-
He aucuc'rded no woll in hia > fforl-i that
wh-jn Ih'b wife hod been d<;i,l little more
tiinn a year he married a pretty i/,rl yonn^
enough to bo his own rM-uglil'T, And brought
her home to Silverton Cattle.
But '.he girl-bride soon wcarii'd of hnr
old. hifhand and of hor magri.fi'jeiil, mir-
She ' liiirl.Hpent'a \yry wanderiz.ir; life-before she became aequo in ted with Lord.
Lilhurue* ���'
lifir <-n,h-ir hud held a commission   in  a
mini v
were   nifidu   for |
the tuneral, bur just   l��':V,rf:   the c,flj:i whh ;
olo-Pii ihe urnlertfikf r nuticud   a movt ir.e'.t |
oi thi', uppoi-r-il duad iiian'-i e} ��-i:ds ..nd had I
the body 'nk��n from t"he ciskct. isnd pl��
ii b'-il.     Sniyi:i,nn   were   cillisd,   ^nd   they
t'r.cUr'i'l thai. Oi.ton.    v/as    nut   d"-id,    inn
anr.piy in a slate  of   coma   resulting rr-i'A
Ilia injuries.     Ily the iiso of   eb'otrrcrr.y tho ,
surgeons manned to aroi:-"e him  lo ft con- |
i'ldeiabh; filra'.     it wj.s supposed that he
cniihi ia-4|wii!   a mom. nt or iwu, a.-i    th"re J
was noil.^3; in   t:ie   liiA.n   cavity   except a
���f:w "hred." of j;:-ay  m.-.iter, bur, in a   short.'
tiiri-'   the   patr nt   bejan to   iir prove.     He |
could not, spi'ok, but jf-emed to comprehor.'l I
all  tn-it  was   going   on around  him.
rcov ry '��,1�� rft|),d, and now he cin pit   up
in hi* hod ana   <-p.y* a   f. w    wovln.
i](if f i
himselt  \i
ins r-,- 't hie, and ,< t iir.st did nor even mow
his own I'arjif, The f'.ir'jorm-i will havo
Olson exririiiii'id by euaUTn ��p';cralintn, in
ord��r to find out how i',n that h'i is living,
whfn accordin;; to all surgical rules he
fehoiihl he dead find buried. A silver plato
w(ih, put on Olson's head, and he ir now
doing nicely. Ho complains frequently
that lie can -fool nothing, and that nothing
ho cut* has any i.asl.o. Ho hi��B lost nearly
fifty {joiinda sinno he was hurt,,.     ,   ...
'.v.n notninn'to   wh^.t   follow., 1.    After   a
slmrl re<>t i'.V" leive, \joh*q crawiiii^ tilong
] , the jirouml towird u.p. tree from wnioh they
. ' ';\mt       Tne ?'iiiors wdf f.oo cni'ici   !���
j ci)'-d tox'
mtu -aid,
ind ii.v\"iV.Z*t-', and on^ of the
r-jh.nn^   tne  ddventure*,   that
iu>! ><���'   3f-�� t.i�� tre��a ' Hcottirfh.
Old mitl Sew World Kverets or Interct
Clironlcleil Krii'll)-���Iutcre��lttig Elap-
penliiKH of Iteccnt I>nte.
Baby ' Alfonso is on the new Spanish
postage stamp.
There are nearly 270  different religions
in the United Iviugdoin.   ,
,   The late Mr. it. H. S. Wyndham has left'
a personal estato valued at ��36,-15S.
Lunacy has of late seriously increased in
Ireland, aud many of tho asylums are overcrowded. ���  r
The   1st Highland   Light Infantry, over
000 strong, left Aldersh'ot for Multa on the
Uth ult. ...
Tho faiiiou i ��� jnor, Proculi, is so vain that
ho insists ou i-uving four swans to draw his
Lohengrin boat.       , ,  . ' o
The Hniperor of Germany , hail a head
composed of an aggregation of bumps, and
covers it with a hat of the 0 7-8 size.'
The shores of the British Islands, Holland'" und Franco maiutaiu the greatest
number of, 1-glithouses in proportion to
mileage. ��� ���
Lamp posts are let for advertising purposes by tho Shoreditch Vestry in London.
The money received goeB to support a
technical school.
Oranges are coming to tho London mar-
kore in great abundance. Pines are not at
all expensive, and English grapes continue
to be .cheap. < '
The Metropolitan Tabernacle in London
is still the best attended pluce of worship
in England. There is a church membership
or over f),000.        , '        '
In 1S43 the number of convicts sentenced
to penal servitude was, in England and
Wales alone, 1,488.' lu 1893 the number
had sunk to 900. '
< London University, after limiting itsolf
for nearly sixty years to conferring degreos
upon examination, now proposes to take up
instruction. '
Up to the presentabout ��20,000 has been
promised in rosponso to "the appeal for
��100,000 for tho decoration'of Sl Paul's
Cathedral, London.
1 The French Government proposes to'impose.finos upon railway companies for trains
that start after the trrno mentioned in the
time tables^
Tho new Czar of Russia has a groat fondness for German music. He has been a
warm admirer of Wagner's opera3 for several years, and dislikes tho Italian school.
Mr. Disraeli was tho last novelist who
received $50,000 for a single work, and
that proved so disastrous to the publishers
that the author oiferod to return part of
tho money.
Japanese politeness translates into queer
English. "Ho wis your honorable wife?"
one gentleman will ask. " I thank you,
honorable sir, my dirty fool of a who is
well," is the answer. "���        ^
A white rainbow was seen recently at
Wefetnewton.Aspalri'a, in Cumberland, during a hard frost. It lasted for more than
half an hour, and was much broader than
the ordinary rainbow. ���   .
France has compulsory elementary education, yet out of 348,000 young men culled
out for military service 20,000could neither
read nor write,,and 55,000 more could only
sign 'their names,
In 1S31 the land' tillage of Ireland was
about two-thirds of the panture-land ; in
1S94 it, was less than one-half ; but in the"
last three years there, was an increase of
100,000 acres under tillage.
Sir Reginald .Hanson, at one time Lord
Mayor of London, is said, to be the power
behind tho long celebrated tailoring firm of
Poole & Co., in that city, so well known to
hundreds of Americans.
The French chamber ^Iiob adopted tho
credit of ��360,000 for tho laying of a cable
between the Fiench Red Sea port Obock
and Djiboutil, the southernmost point of
the French territory on that coast.
>��� The Empress of Austria has not had a
portrait taken for 30 years, fcjhe wiinfs to
be remembered us the brilliant beauty who
was almost six feet tall, whose hair camo
below her knees, and whose waist measured 17 inches. , . ,   ,
Delegates from a church society recoinly
sent to Northumberland refused to deliver
addresses illustrated with lantern slides on
the cround that "Paul arid Barnabas
never carried magic lanterns about with
Kaiser Wilhelm's wedding gift to the
Czar- has reached St. Petersburg. It is a
dinner service made at the royal porcelain
manufactory, an exact, copy of. the service
ordered, by Frederick the Groat for tho
new palace.   '
Dinah Salifou, tho Scncgalcso monarch
who was one of tho human curiosilied of
the late Paris exhibition, is petitioning for
an increase of the allowance of $20 a month
accorded to him by the Frencli government after he was deposed.
For somo timo tho eight-hour movemont
hi�� been making great, progress among
Russian muriuMettirers, and several (inns
have juct e>it,abliihod tho system in their
iactoricH and workshops without making
any reduction in wages.
A Vienna pp^cialist was rocont,ly summoned to TemcBvar to decide whetlior tho
bishop's Ing sliould bo amputated or not.
The train was stalled in the snow, but ho
consulted with the Temcsvar doctors by
telephone, and the log camo oil".
A rninialuro Gospel of Mo. John has been
issued fo the Japanese troops moaHuring 2
3-J hy 1 1'H inchef. It was Bpouially pie-
pared on very thin paper by tho throe
Bible societies at work in Japan���tho British and   Foreign,   tho   American and  the
"Asolando," Mr. Barrett Browning hav
established, in memory of his father, a lace
school, where 'young girls are taught to
weave the old patterns of Venetian lace.
He has also revived the older industry of
the place of weaving linen by hand looms.
Tho Emperor of Germany smokes cigarettes, the new Czar of Russia prefers a pipe.
President Foure of France is a great consumer of strong cigera, the Sultan of, 'turkey alternates his cigarettes, with a hookah,
President Cleveland' puds a cigar after
dinner, but smokes less frequently during
the day than he used" to; the Emperor of
China has no time at present to smoke
. The German bands are irrepressible.
During tho recent severo weather one Teu-
touichody of performers wont about London
with their instruments and hands covered
with a kind of flannel bag. Thoro were
openings for tho insertion of lire hands, and
it was fastened round close up to the
mouthpiece, the only portion of the instrument cxposod. Cliarionots aud cornets were
equally favoured. ;   , '     .
The   Iimull   to    I lit-   .ImcrlcMi'   I'l U2    Sln.V
ICrsiill    In   ScrloiiH    Ti-oulilc   liotMd'ii
llie-,e t'oinili-Jci '   ���     v
A Spanish gunboat cruising about* tho
Island of Cuba fired upon a United States
merchantman the other day. , For that
outrage the Washington Government wis
prompt to demand an explanation. An
apology will no doubt bo made, as ono unquestionably is duo, ,if tho circumstances
aro as tho American captain describes
them.' Fortunately Lho offensive shot
harmed nothing but the naLioual dignity'
of the United States. It was fired at a
time of war, when tho Government of
Spain was engaged in putting down rebellion iu one of tho colonies'. At such
times mistaken may be made, and trading
vessels aro expected to steer a prudent
course. Spain is having troublu with Culm,
its greatest colony, and the finest island in
thegroup of tlie'Wost Indies. It lies just o'lf,
the coast of Florida, and the Uuitod Stales
has long had covotous eyes upon it. A
quarrel with Spain at the moment when
a considerable part of the island isiu active
rebellion'against Spain's vicious colonial
system would make an opening for United
States, interference between, .the mother-
country and tho'colony. ' Au excuse is all
that is wanted to bring that island, as tho
Hawaiian islands have boen brought, under
the control of invaders who are biipported
by tho United States. Even before the
firing of the shot that has caused so great a
commotion in jingo cirelos, interference in
behalf of tho Cuban rebels was oponly
advocated by certain journals and politicians. The disposition to doprive Spain of
its finest colony is all the stronger- since sho
retaliated against the duty on raw, sugar.
Throats of further reprisals on the part of
the United Slates, and urcont representations by commercial interests in Cuba,
induced her, however, to restore, l.o the
minimum list the leading imports of the
island from the United StatoB. But it is
now the island itself that is wanted. Some
of the most prominent members of the
Republican party are singularly candid in
admitting this. William C Whitney, late
Secretary'of the Navy, does not, think an
apology wipes out the affront, and declares
that the state of Cuba .is a disgrace lying
at ihe door of United States. Senator Fyre,.
of Maine, and a member'of the Committee
on Foicgin Relations, hoped that Spain
would notapolog'ze, in order that a pretext
for war and tho conquest nt Cuba' might ho
had. ��� Senator Lodge,, of Massachusetts,
tho man who wants to crush Brili.sh undo
and everything else that is, British, is
equally vociferous for,tho annexation of
Cuba. The mass of tho Republicans are of
tho same mind. Hence i.ho grent noise
about the insult to the United States fl-j.'^.
xp'.'.'^r. every ml
.step o-ir, tnd d.inc.sa.riornpip<!. Fortunately . j'igdad has lout a noted Persian by tho
o'r.er traveers were not too rnu-h ir^hien-; (jeilfcn 0f Njov>,a Hassan Shirazi, head of
ed to -top and enmirw tn��j matwr. ^ r tho Sniah clergy, who at tho end of 1S91,
��'����� iiiicovered  that ��,��:�� queer leaves are   jnterdict(d the   uso   of    tobacco���a   stop
reaily inRecti which live upon
the trfctB and
fl.��t  bodies  and    wings
Bivia.     When div.urbed
��re of trie name color as the
hiivo    vr-ry    thin
f.j-',^ | -"haped ):^P ia'-^'i
' by a. bifj/.', they fold their Ksjjrf nnd'sr their
Olson ! hodiE-1, ar.d tr.*3 the leaf-like   ��h*.r.<��,   with
nnt"remn��r.7.��r' any.h.ng'in "r^rd' to I ������ ���d   ,\l,   .<,  complete.     Sol only  are
Ai prior   tot.no   ,4..1on1-.,   nothing of : f'V   ���>�����'����   *"���   '��"�������"��"'    ,k*    tho
fohiisie o: the v<-'rjs at tnat  timo,  bt.fc thoy
acMi.iIly oh^nge )ikn   tne Icavta  do  i.o tho
diiii brown   produced   hy   fro-.it.    Another
peculiarity of t.he��o   insoct'i   in   that   v/hnn
?h.->k"n to   the   ground    they   seldom   uno
thiir wwr��ri.    After lying  there  for   a   faiv
mjnuten as though thoy wero r��:dly   )t)��vna
they crawl to tho trnn and oHcend tiio trunk
without,' deeming to know   that .they have
tlio power to get back to thojr  quarters in
a much easior and  quicker way>
which resulted in the withdn.wal of tho
tobacco monopoly at the beginning of I.ho
following your.
In connequ'eriuo of representation,) mailo
by 'ho British urnbtf-isador, tho Porto has
sent Instructions to tho Govprnor of Boy-
rout to cancel'tlio now regulation prohibiting Lr.uellerJi going into the interior without  a Bpecial piirmit from  Coinitiritinoplo.
At i.ho yatohing '-.xhibtion in Loudon in
dhown a "combined ship's buoy." It is
carried on deck, and whon tho ship sinks
it floats and rocords at once the hour and
minute of. tho <1 i��:wLer. , it then . automatically, fires 'rockets, burns bhio lights, bIiows
ft.larhp, and rings a bell. '
Iii Aaolo,. nortliu-csL of Treylso, opposite
tho'house  where Robert Browning  wrote
Three Hen  While rrospeetlnji tklscitrcr n
IKoi'l:iii(!.     ���"��� i
A correspondent, writing frorn.Beaulieu
March 2, eends an interview with '\V. 11.
Webb, the,advisory director of the fatuous
Big Blow gold mine, near Coolgardie. iYIr.
Wobb euys : "The gold fields around Coolgardie are enormously rich. It is around
there that the Londonderry mine is siLuiit-'
ed, tho in'ne which has made such a sensation und been floated asa company foi.C7.10,-
000. Three men were out prospectiug and
were roturning after a futile search, dtegmii-
ed. Two of thorn sat down to oat; ihe
third roamed about. In a tew rnirrute.-j this
latter came to thorn wilh a stone filled with
gold. That meal waB promptly iidjomiied
and tho three men realized that fortune was
in their grasp. Thoy sold the claim for-
��175,000 to Colonel North. Out of'a hole
five feet deep .��35,000' has been tnkon.
People havo rushed lo tho spot, and claims
are pegged nut for miles iironnd. 1 cannot
understand those African gold mines. Thoy
measure their produce in pennyweights,
whilo'we reckon in ounces out of the sumo
amount of quart/.. I can speak best of the
Big Blow mine, for it is my favorito mine.
I look upon it as Lhe best minu there is. Ih
produce" has been assayed, and lho Union
Hunk declared it to bo valued at l'-l 'li Od
per ounce, tho highest over been given'. ' I
believe south Africa gold is quoted at. ��.1
12s (Id. The lowest results of crushing
have boon two'itnd one-half ounces pertOn.
The lode of the Big Blow mine is ,SS feet
wido in places and 10 feet, 12 feet and 15
feel in others, with Bomuwhat nboul five to
six ounces. I estimate that wo can crush
tho quart/, at 2-j 10Jd per ton, call it 5i if
you like, put it down at ��1 per
ton cvon, and then look at the profit, i
sliould say ��7 or ��8 per ton. The biggest
and finest mine* are in the south and south
eaBt of Coolgardie. It had been proved
that there is a belt of gold bearing country
there ox tending over 900 miles���that is to
say, between Coolgardie and Kimberloy."
A Reliable Guest.
Propriotor-ySeeniH - to mo you wore
rather careless to give the best room in the
house to an ulLor stranger without baggage.
Ilotul Clerk���Oh, he's all right. He's
worth a million at least. He's here as de-
fondant in a suit for breach of promise ���
damages to tho plaintiff's injurod heart,
,      Something- Fop It.
Dick���I have a dieadful cold.
Tom ��� Why don't you take something
for it?    .
Dick���I'd like to, but.I can't get any offers. I'll let you have it away below cost
if yon want it.
For Tic Young,
A Girl Called. Bunny.
Hnppy,Iilllo Bunny
Uomp-; through, .ill tho day,      .'/,
Finds I lie world a funny.
Good o'd pl.ico to play.
. When i-ho'h tired her mother
Hocks hor Kirl to sleep,
Anil the blci-scil angels    , 4V
Winch her slumbers deep
Whon the wakes she laughs an6
'] limbics irom her bed,
With her bright eyes smiling
1 From her tousled head;
Isn't, very patient
While hor hair is curled���
Wi.nts to hurry and renew   ,
Friendship with llio world,   ���
'u Win Id is (jlad to i=oo her���
'.MishCd her nil lhe nijjhl
Wnilu she roved in drenmland
With her eyes clo-.i!<l light.
Ti-n'l very M.r,intfe that
lloiiris. ho\vo'i'jr to wild,
Ojiuii wido I heir doors to hor--
sweol und hujipy child.
Some Good Maxims
Bo orderly.
I> ,.' ' o'
I I'i coutont. ,i
Be truthful.   '���
Don't ueo slang.
Don't Bcrnioui/,o.    .
Don't chow gum. ,   ,
Bo courteous to all.
Always uo on time.
Be neat in appearance
Read some good books.'
Don't waste yourlime. '',
Holp every one you can.
Mind your own business.
Bo ca'-oful of pin money.
. Don't break any promise       , ,
Don't neglect your duties. ,
Learn somothin^ every day.    ���        < ,
Don't telltales out of school. ,
Be kind to those lees fortunate.
Don't quarrel with your friends. '
Don't talk'about your .neighbors. ' ���        ts
Say only pleasant words at home.
Do well whatever you undortako.'    ���
Think ill of nouo, but well of all.        ,
" Lot not thy angry pissions rise." '
Always obey your parents and teacher.
Acknowledge   when   you    aro    in    tho
wrong.'      '       " r o
Don't bo inquisitive about other people's ���
affairs.     '    ' " ,
An Obedient Daughter.
" Why,'Edid'l all  diossed  and  ready t
Where are you going?"  askbd Marion,, entering tho almost empty nursery.      ' '
""Tin going out with mother."
" Arp. you 1 But why do  you   not go
down stairs,  then? She is in tho"dining-
room wailing." ' .
Edith looked up at her tall cousin with r
quiet rest in her eyes.       " Sho   told me to
stand here till ahe,called.",
,." Aren't you afraid you'll be forpokton?"
she askod slowly. ., ' .,���
y Mother never- forgets me.''
" Do you always do as she  bids you?"^
usked .MarioiiTpiu-aiiing her own thoughts.'
, " Yes," considering ;  " yes,  I   do ; it's '
what I try to do always."
" There is Lhe carriage," said' Marion,
looking down on the streot. v,
fSiill Edio did not move ; but she lioLen-
ed intently.
" There's aunt getting into tho oar-
riage 1" exclaimed her cousin in dismay.
Edith's little lace (lushed beneath her
broad hat, but that.was ail.
- Marion looked out on tho street' with
beating heart, and then back at lhe little
waiting girl. 'Would this little child trust
on, in spito of all evidences to the contrary ? ' r
" She is driving away 1" bursL from her
lips, almost involuntarily. ,,
But Edio raised her head with suddon
courage. "She said she'would not forget
that f was waiting, and she will rrot. I cud
trust her." The (lush died out of hor faoe,
and a quiet patienceeame back to it.
Marion sat down hy her side, and took ,,
her little hand almost reverently. . "Edie, .
tlonr, will you kirfs mo ?" she asked,       .,      .
The child- stooped her head. "What
makes you cry, Marion ?" she asked wistfully.
"Because���oh, Edie, if 1 could only wait
like you." ,
"Don't you wait when your mother tellB
you ?" she asked, innocently.
"It is father this time," said Marion.
"Well, don't you?" '
"Not always ; but���but I will.", -
"Edie 1 Elio !" called a riuging.voioo up
the stairs. "1 am ready now. Come, my
child 1"
"There !" said the littlo girl. And thon,
only waiting Lo give her cousin another
kiss, she (lew down stairs Lo her dear
The lulaiililtiiiils   of I nil tu l.lvldt'il liy tlio
Iron Mill's o." i.'nsIc.
That tho "280,000,000 -inhabitants of tho
contirii-nt of India should ever become ono
nation is so wild an improbability, and,
even'if poRsiblc, a matter of so many centuries','that its aseurned realization cannot
bo made tho basis of practical politics.
England and Ireland arc an example of the
slowness ot growth of a common national
sentiment in closely allied peoples forming
one slate, and tho national unification of
medieval Europe would havo been a problon
analagous to that of India to-day. For
Latin then, as English now, in India was a
commou tongue lor the educated classes,
yet tho foimcr did not supplant, as the
latter is now not destroying, the popular
languages. And lho ideol of a temporal
bead of Christendom in the holy Roman
emperor , with its attendant aspirations,
was a sentiment counteracting local or
tribal feeling stronger than any that has
yet arisen in India from the superimposed
Mithoi-ity of the Queen's government,while
there is nothing in India to correspond
with the religious unity of Europe under
the popes. For Hindooism and Islsm show
no signs ot decay, and' the antagonism between their followers is on the increase.
In the traditions of history one of tho most
powerful elements of national sentiment,
the pride of the one is tho shame of the
other. The Mussulman glories in Aurung-
zeb ; the followers of Gobind Singh and '
Sivaji detest bis memory. Iutcrinirriago
is imno'-.'iible, and is a sin even among tho
myriad castes of Hindoos. There is no
historical example of such a miracle ---a the
amalgamation into one nation-of <uch a
multitude of divorso elements, n.*-d if ibis
io he effected tho first steps havp y,M to b*
taken. THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.  3  A Wiudlass Quickly Constructed.  In driving a pipe well in my basement, a  stone ww struck at the depth of 13 it.,  bursting the pipe, writes Mr. E. Gorham.  I then wanted to withdraw the pipe, which  was very firmly imbedded, aud tried many  devioes without Buocess. At last I hastily  -constructed a windlass after the plan shown  in the illustration, which proved an excellent tiling for, tho'purpose.    The  plank  ���������TOTTf, . . _.  ���������   ' , I   ��������� '  must he heavy and of good timber, a ,two  or'threo-in-h oak ono being desirable.  Several strong scantlings will.howevcr.ann-  wor aH well as theplank. Theroiler/should  be of good size straightand stout. Let tho  box li be a firm support, which lifts ono  end of tho plank several feet above the  othor." The roller must be supplied with  the chains a, which' nro equal length, and'  fastened to the pipe d. * 1 he lever c, is an  ordinary crowbar. The slant of the plonk  will bo sufficient to overcome the movement  of the roller up the iuclihoas it is turned,  thus, keeping it directly above tho pipe.  By this simple device a tremendous torce  may be exerted and in ��������� a perpendicular  direction.  "    '  '- ,  Hints to Besinnors in Dairying1.  The first thing the prospective dairyman  , needs to havo is cows, says a writer.' Perhaps he olready ��������� hos ' a few, if so,' even  though they are not of the most approved  dairy breed, a very good herd may in a few  years be had by buying at once a thorough-  -, bred bull of the breed which you consider  best. Opinions differ as to this, but as for  mo it would be a Guernsey, all things being  considered. By the use of such an animal  your heifer calves from common or native  cows will be a very great improvement upon  their mothers, and by following this grading  up for a few years a herd can be obtained  fully as good for practical purposes as the  thoroughbred animals. This is a faoe  which is demonstrated upon many a farm  to-day. '  If the beginner in dairying has the money  to invest he may buy as many blooded cows  . as he pleases, but for the poor' man, or one  ,who has riot plenty of money, ,ilhe first  method will do equally as well, for tho'  actual results 3kow that as thoroughbred  cows average the grades give us just as much  and as rich milk.' rFor oaa who intends to  to sell stock of course the full blood animals  would be necessary, ���������* ���������  After the cows comes the oare of  them.  1 This should bo the very   best,   both   as to  .  their   comfort    and    as    to , their  ' food.,  .Up . to     a     certain     limit ' the   .more  "food a cow consumes   the more . profitable  she is  lo her owner, for   it she   is   of, the  true dairy type she will convert it into milk  aud so into butter."  If  she is not of   this  type she  has no  place ��������� in the   dairy  and  should bo disposed of at onco.   -  To the beginner the advice in regard to  grain foods is bewildering, but let him take  my word for it from my own experience  and pin his faith upon bran, wheat bran.  This fed with gluten meal gives best satisfaction in our dairy, although corn meii,  crushed oats, linseed meal, roots, all are  good.    ���������  But whatever the feed, don't stint the  cows. ' Be sure they have all the water  they want. This is very important, as well  aa to give salt frequently, or better keep it  where the cows can help themselves to it.  Now that we hav.e the cows, and havo  ' attended to their food and care; let us look  at their Btable. -It must be warm. Building  paper is cheap, and nothing is mose effectual in keeping out cold. A shivering cow  can not make the best use of her food for  more of it will go to keep her warm than  ought to. Let the building paper do that.  It rs cheaper than grain aud hay. Cleanly  milking should need no reference here, but  may be mentioned, although any intollig-,  cnt man knows that all filth of all kind is  to be kept out of the milk pail.  Now as to the manufacture of.the butter.  While improved machinery in tlio shape of  separator, etc., may be convenient in some  respects, it is not ,at all essential to tho  manufacture of good buttei.', A creamery;  or oven the "shotgun" cans will, if plenty  of ice , is used, get every particle of the'  cream at much less expense. The only objection to the cans is that it is-difficult to  get all the cream of the top of the milk.  This objection is overcome in the creamery,  where the faucets carry off the two separately.  The oream must bo ripened until alightly  thick, aud churned at not higher than  sixty-two degrees, the butter-milk then  washed out from the granules with cold  water and Lhe butter salted to the taste.  Once working is sullicient, all subsequent  working is an injury.  As to marketing. Here is where tho  question of profit or loss will be quickly  decided. If the grocery store receives it,  the chances are that it wiil be at no yroat  profit. Tho commission houso offera not  much better inducement, for after paying  freight, cartage and commission the ru-  rnitinder will not be very aitisfaotory, nt  least such has been tho e.vporicnce of somo  who have told cxcellont butter in that way.  The way to get tho most for butter is to  sell direct to consumers." it'will pay the  beginner in dairying to put up some of his  best butler in attractive prints and go to  hiB nearest large town with them. A house  to house visitation, wheio his samples aro  displayed and tasted, will soon secure a  market for all he can supply at a good  orice.  to the butcher. Big ones aro uo longer  needed. Small sizes are best, with pleuty  of quality, aud with youth on their side the  meat iB juicy aiid tender. Age is counted  in months now, instead of years as in the  past, and the change is for tho better.  Quality, not bulk and fat, takes the prize  now."  .DISTRIBUTING .WESTERN AID.  .tniuslits   nml   I'ri'Jietic    Scenes ' 'Anions  the Snir.Tlns Seiners.  A despatch'from Abilene, Kansas, says :  ���������The distribution of eeed wheat from the  .-Chicago Board of Trade and the state appropriation of $100,000 is'now going on  among the western Kansas cpuntios, whilo  many carloads of supplies are coming iu  from eastern charitable sources. Some of  the scenes are pathetic, und others arc disgraceful, as tho Hupplics uro given out. In  Lincoln Centre a man having 815,000 worth  of pro[crly put in an application for help.  Another aukfi'd for nothing but a barrel of  sweet potatoes���������ho aaid ho had -plenty of  the common kind. Tho requests for potn-  toe* r uor'e tho most numerous,, and the  commissioners have cut down tho allowance  to two bur-hols per family. In Home instances  lho supplies have quickly been sold and tho  money spent for liquor.  The distribution of clothing has caused a  remarkable aud an amusing u-ansfor mutiou  in many communities. The eastern pooplo  have been more generous than discriminating in their gifts, and it is not unusual to  see the day laborer or the poverty-stricken  Be'.tler on tho street arrayed in a dress coat  and si'k tile, which had sometimes graced  tho attendant on a'swell city function. Tho  supplies for the feminine portion of tho  community include in almost every rnstanco  a'sample specimen of .the crinolines that  were the fashionablo thing a year,ago, and  the settlers' wives and'daughters are happy  in the possession of these, to them, stylish  novelties. A town is thus changed out of  all recognition after tho receipt of a car  load of goods, and the result is something  to make the chance visitor smile.  But there is a pitiful side to it aa well.  Farmers driv6 in ten and fifteen miles from  Iheir wind-swept claims arrd ask for a slight  donation to keep their families alive. Thoy  have all winter lived on meal and milk and  kept" warm by,'moans of the "surface coal"  which is now becoming bo scarce. To see a  settler driving back with his lean team with  150 pounds of coal, a few pounds of flour  and a dozen bushels of seed wheat to try  and keap the spark 'of life .within him for  another period is a pathetic sight, indeed,  and makes one wonder why ho does not  get out of tho country. His answer is thai  ho does not know where to 'go. ' His farm  and team are mortgaged. lie haB neither'  money nor clothes. He may as well starve  iu one place as another. The 8100,000 appropriation by the state will go but a little  way iu relieving necessities and'if   there is .  another dry year more will be needed next | Aj������rn it front upporii.o������ on the board, wilh  winter..   \W. nf r.ho wheat is vat unsnrout-   the collar to   the lelt hand, and  after put-  si������i UT  Ironing a Shirt.  Good and suitable starch for shirt work  and the like is prepared as follows :. A  sufficient quantity of starch should be reduced to an even paste with cold water in  a perfectly clean pan, adding two heaped  table-spooufula 'of powdered barax'toeach  pound of dry starch. ��������� Cold water should  then be added until'the starch is of the  consistence of new milk, and r.erfectly free  from lumps. Those inexperienced in  preparing starch' will probably find it an  advantage to strain the Btaroh through  muslin, but with some care, this is not  wanted. When doubts exist as to whether  the starch is of right oonaistence, it is wall  lo starch and iron an old collar, and it will  then be readily seen if lh������ requisite stiffness  has been obtained.      ���������  In starching shirts, the mo halves of  tho front should bo lolded together, the  outer seams boiug exactly level, and llien  gathered logetherin tho left hand in such  a way that the stiffened portion!) only may  be dipped in lhe starch,while'tlie plain portions can bo left dry. Thoroughly saturate  the parts to be stiffened .with tho starch,  and when this is done wring out all 'super,  fluous starch with the disengaged hand-  Starch the cuffa or wristbunda in tho Bomo  way, and after sprinkling the unstarched  parts with clean water, roll down tightly  with the fronts and wristbands inside, and  in about two hours the shirt will be fit to  iron.  The ironing boarder kitchen table should  be covered with about four layerE of blank-,  ols, and over this should be stretched au  ironing sheet, the whole arrangement being  tacked or otherwise firmly fastened down.  Beyond these things a piece' of flannel  folded about four times, to a, size rather  larger than an ordinary shirt front, a few  pieces,of clean 'linen, a,clean linen cloth  for a damper, ,and a fairly large pan or  basin of .clean water are required, but  these can scarcely be. called special appliances. Everthing must be perfectly clean,  as'a matter of course, and particular attention must be paid to the bauds, us  starched goods very readily pick up dirt,  whioh'iB difficult to remove without entirely rewashing tho soiled articles. ''  In ironing hhirts, the modus operandi is  as follows : The shirt���������which, by the way,  is inside cut���������is unrolled and the yoke  ironed, it is then turned and tho right side  of 'the yoke and neckband iioued. ' Tho  shirt i3 then folded lengthways from the  gathers of the yoke to the tail, and' the  back is ironed on 6ither side., After this  the wriBtbands are ironed, being polished  if necessary ; the sleeves being then taken  in hund and finished, putting in any pleats  that may be necessary, and being careful to,  press them into proper shape. When this  is done tak-3 the shirt hy the shoulders and  winter.,   Most of tho wheat is yet unsprout  ed and rain is badly needed.  '  RICHARD'S DANCING DOGS.  AH .lluula   Hall   Vlsllinjr 'lonclon   U   Oc  tii.;!itcil Willi Them. ,  1 M. Richard has made the music hall hit  of the season iu London with his dancing  dogs. He is feted by the masses and patronized by tho nobility. 'Altogether, ho  likes England much hotter than ho .does  France.    In' a recent talk ho said :       c ���������  " I ohoose mongrels for training because  pure-bred dogs are useless for my purposes.  A puro-bred dog comes of a Jino bred for  somo particular quality. Is it to run, to  point, to retrieve ? All his soul is in running, pointing, retrieving, 'and ho has no  faculty for anything else���������he has no stock  ot brains left froo for development.    Mon-  ting in any necessary pleats in the back,  insert the folded front flannel and proceed  with the frorrt. ", "  Before commencing to ,iron the frout  should be pulled into shape, after which it  sliould be ironed until thoroughly dry,  doing one side at a time, and being careful  to avoid making creases. When both sides  are done pin the collar or neckband together, and run the iron down the centre and  auiosa the baso of the front, afterward  ironing the remaining unstarched portions  of thegarment,and putting in any necessary  pleats. When this is done, carefully turn  the shirt front downward on the board and  fold neatly, pinning tho shoulders together  to'round the front somewhat. Then hang  before the fire to thoroughly dry and harden  the work.  .Good Morning.  As soon as her little one can speak, the  mother should teach it to bid "Good morning" to every member of the family ' as it  meets them for the first time in tho day.  It iB the habit of home courtesies of this  kind, nisiEted upon until they are natural  as breathing, that makes the well-bred  children, who make the well-bred men aud  women, always polite and courteous as  a matter of course, wilh that true politeness  that comes from tho heart. "Company  manners" are usually no manners at all ;  and the mother that brings her children up  to regard the social amenities iu the home  will need have no fear of their behavior  when they aro away from home."  ���������So begin with the "Good morning,"  ,which should be the introduction of all good  things to follow. '  ,  The Draw Cur-tain.  ^aly those who have used them know  what a finish and air of neatness draw curtains give to a room. They are mado of  white or very light figured material,' and  cover the lower half of the window. Put  a casing in the top of lhe curtain and'run  a small brass rod through it, Rust the ends  of tho rod on little brass brackets sot on the  him for it. , I sides of tho window.'   Kit is  not  desired  "I never touoh thorn when they per- j t'0 purchase the rods, a strong string fasl-  form. Somo trainers make them walk , enej 0I1 a I1Qji ftt either Bide and stretched  upright, but how 1 Tboy keep touching ] tjghtly across will do,but it will not be very  them under the chin���������pretty hard, too. I : satisfactory. The material may be pur-  never touch thorn. Of course, I prompt a cjla,6Crj at) tt cost, of a few cents per yard,  little witfymy face and my voice, but oven   |jut, ,>je skirts of old lawn or while dresses  ] have been  utilized  for   this purpose, and  very pretty they were, too. Tneao curtains  wmm  .:  '���������.wwp������    ,/  grels are not so ; they have not strongly  inherited any special bent. So I'take my  doe, I look in his faco to see if,he is intelligent, otherwise ' he is no use ; then I  make it my business to see for what kind  of work he is menially   fitted, and I train  aro  especially pretty in the  bod rooms.  lirming and  The Modern Beef Animal.  Referring to the Smithiield Fat Stock  Show, Bell's .Messenger says :  "JThe type of' animal now whining in  our fat stock shows is a very different ono  irom tho ono f,ecn twenty or thirty years  ago. Then tho big, bulky animal, with lots  of tii/,o, and patchy with fat, carried the  day. Tho winner now has to he a BiiorU  Icu'ged, broad, deep animal, full in the  fl.iiiK, well .sprung ribs, and good twist.  His bottom linos should bo as straight, as  ins top iiiKU, and (is wide, and ho should  havo no thiiik, putohyiat anywhere.  " Experience has shown that thick -  bodiud. short-legged steers, wilh full flanks,  pav lln; N-S'icr L!i������ hem, and give heist' profit  a Bernhardt has a prompter.  " No, no ; thoro is no artistic jealousy  among them. They aro all friends. No,  1 don't rehearse them during tho day.  lhoy would get tired, and "their work  would loso its fire, its olan. Yes, thoy  like thoir work, perhaps for tho biscuit  they got afier tho tricks. Why, thoy wait  in the wings standing on  their   hind legs,  and ready, eager for the cue.    lam getting , ,  up a wonderful lifeboat scene to, succeed I beat four eggs very light, mix with milk  their fire-escape sketch. They will ro*'and bread; add sugar to taste; a table-  the boat, and one will jump overboard and   fcp������oufui  0f butter ; a   toaspoonful lemon  Cup Pudding".  '- Pour.over a tea cup of fine bread crumbs  a pint of hot milk, ietstarrd   half an hour ;  rescue the drowning man,  ,  Lobsters Get Their Liberty.  A despatch from Boston says :���������Three  thousand sonfiacated "short"lobsters were  dumped into tho Charle3 River near its  mouth the other morning. They had been  shipped from Canada, and were consigned  to a local fish commission dealer, although  their ultimate destination was New York.  The seizure will bring to an abrupt termination an illicit trade that for some time  past has been plied between New York and  tho British provinces. Tho man who  handled the lobsters in transit from the  steamer to the railroad station'is liable to a  fine of i^lo.OOO.       ,���������     .���������'���������'.' '��������� y  IMPROVEMENT  IN TRADE. ,  ImllcadoiH Point to n Revival iu Itiitl-  nos���������Wheat Is Scarce nnd Flour ftotnx  IP-  Wheat is' the baroinoter of Ontario's  trade, and within the present low range  there is now an upward tendency. The  srmera are offering but little���������scarcely  enough to supply the millers of the Pro-,  vince. Ever since the opening of.yhe year  deliveries from tho first hands havo been  small ; and the prices are 'now higher than  they have been for many months. Flour  is going up, and there is no doubt this  tendency will continue, as it is Boveral  years since the stocks have been'so email as  at present. The influences which tend to  stiffen the market, give' every evidence of  continuance. It will hi but a few week  at most till tho country roads become  almost impassabla ; and, although this may  temporarily interfere with other lines of  business, it will further strengthen, lho  market for country x>roduce. The snowfall^  has been unusually heavy, aud in many  suctions fai-niers havo lound tho drifts impassable and havo been drivinu over the  adjacent fieldd. When tho break-up comes  it will be all the more prolonged, and for  so.no Lime the delivery of grain will bo  impossible.  With iliia break-up in view and tho demand for flour strong, it ia fair to concludo  that prices will range still higher than at  present. The opening 'of navigation will  doubtless have a stimulating ei'.ect, as it  will facilitate tho movement toward points  of shipment. The leather trade is also ro-  porti'ng a'ruarked improvement. For somo  time it has been demoralized,with prices and  profits extremely uncertain. But recent  developments have caused a marked ch-iuge  toward stability and a general stiffening of  prices. This cannot be attributed entirely  to the efforts of the trade in the Province  In, the western States a strong demand for  hides has pprling up, and shipments are  now'made from Canadian points to Chicago.  This has had a marked effect oil 'the price  of hides in,local markets. At the same  time there has arisen in England a demand^  for Canadian leather., And' 'this combination of influences has been advautageom to  the Canadian tanneries. , Their.business is  now iu a bolter condition than it' has been  for many years. " While there are alwaya  two opposite points of view ,frorn" which a  rise in prices may be viewedj these natural  advances in Canada s staple products invariably make for the prosperity of' ail our  business interests.        ���������  IT G0IQD1B8 THE FLAIE,  WHAT A   BALL IN  THE NOZZLE OF  A FIRE   HOSE   WILL DO."  Jfo   I.onser    Xoc������"^lt.v   for   I.o������*   of   Life  Either   from   Siilfucalioii or   I-'lri'���������-tn  I Lis I a nee of Bis Kfflclpncy���������A Solirt Wall  or Water   liclwceti   the   Firemen, ami  the .Smoke ami Flume.  It was ih August that Charles V. Pollock,  while experimenting with an ordinary lawn  sprinkler,   discovered   a  secret   of  nature  which  promises far-reaching results in our  domestic economy.       -Mr.   Pollock-found  that a b.tll, placed   loosely iu a bell-shapsd  , j'he Canadian Pacific Railway psyB a  haK yearly' dividend of 2 per cent, on its  preferred Btoclc.     - . '    .j  extract   und   a little   grated  lemon  peel  Butter small cups, add  raieius or currants i  to batter, fill   over half full.    Sot in a pou ���������  of   water;    bake   half   an   hour.     Serve !���������  warm.  Velvet Cakes.  Make a batter  of one   quart   of flour,  three eggs,  one quart of milk, one gill of  yeast;   when   well   risen  stir   in   a large  | spoonful of  melted buttor ; bake in muffin  rings.  Dreadful Effects of Influenza.  A Leith loborer charged with threatening  to 8tab his wife, and with dragging her  about and otherwise assaulting her, pleaded  in extenuation the influenza, 'and consequent " weakness of his. system !',' Ten  shillings or 'seven/ days waB the bailie's  prescription.' ���������'. .���������>'���������'.���������      .   '.(,"  CONDITION OF FOREIGN ^CROPS.   ,  |< A  Cold Weather' Has Cmiscil M ucli  ������ riuiBjr  'to Wlnli'P Sct'iiiiiKS. /'  The report of the European agent of the  United States department of agriculture for  February has been made public. It treats  of the conditions respecting the crops prevailing in most of the European' countries.  Iu Great'Britain the month has been one  of continued frost and low temperatures.  No field work has been done in any pan of  the country for five weeks. From Scotland  the report is ' of violent snowstorms, continued frosts, impassable roads, railway  blockades and suspended agricultural work.  In Franco it is believed that the sudden  alterations of temperature in the early'part  of the month before there were heavy snow  falls havo injured wheat and rye.- In Germany no anxiety is felt as to the condition  of winter wheat or seeding. In Spain very  cold weather has continued throughout the  whole of February, but tlio great falls of  snow have protected the crops. In Italy  the winter has been of unprecedented severity, but much snow has fallen and remained oh the ground so that no evil effects  are anticipated. , In 'Austria winter seed-  ings have been protected by the snow, but  in Hungary the situation is not quite bo  satisfactory. In Roumania, after an unusually mild January,the succeeding month  was ushered in with tho severest storms  that went over ail Europe. Greece is the  only country of Europe that has escaped ^a  February of remarkable severity. Iu  Russia reports made by officials state that  the area under wheat and rye is diminished this year -by no less than 25 to 30 per  cent. ���������'" ,     ^___ r  The .Wife Should Know.  In a neighboring city,very lately, a man  dropped dead in the street, killed ' hy a  sudden spasm of the heart. Aftir the tun-  eral and slight recovery from ,the shock of  her husband's death, tho widow begau an  investigation of his afiairs, confident that  a comfortable provision for the family remained. There was, first, she was sure, a  considerable "life insurance, for this matter  had been spoken of by her husband, bulAiio  trace ot the policy or designation of tho  company could be round. Iuvesimerits,too  that business friends knew of, and llio wife  could recall references lo,could not he verified; no papers substanlaiiing them being  found, and from a condition bordering ou  affluence, with every confidence for its continuance, tho family in a month was reduced  to abject poverty because property belonging to them could not be tr.iced. There is  a question of conjugal obligation involved  in this and 3imilar cases, nil too common.  Every man is under a moral obligation to  keep his wife informed approximately, at  lfjfty,of tho condition of his financial affairs  jt i.s not nocosbiiry to have n man eternally  talking "shop," and preaching needier,;)  economy, lo brh.g this, about, he should,  though, let his wife under stand fully what  Wuy of living his income permitlod, anil,  above all, she should have a knowledge oi  any provision for ihe future which he may  hnvo made.  .   .. ^v^  ��������� ��������� -  Sharply Answtrad.  A rudo man, not very inioll r/ont, as Lhe  reader may guess, win chuffing a lady  cousin somewhat younger than himself, but  not so young as she had been, say ten or  fifteon years before.  I say'Hatty, ho remarked, why don't  you get married ? If you don't look out  you'll get to bo a back number.  Oh, well, answered hla cousin, if I had  been as easy lo pleaao as your wife was, I  should havo been married long ago.   ^^,  As Thoy Saw It.  It is noticeable that blind people generally talk as if thoy had tho use of thoir  eyes. A political discussion between two  blind men wound up in this fashion :  ' ', I don't look at it the way you,do I  ��������� I see you do'nt. But,-I've had my eyes  opened. ���������'..-,. ,i'.   .  So'vo I mine, and l[-don't' think I shall  Bee you pulling the wool over them, eilhorl  Tim >"i:v. Mozzr.p..  nozzle, without anything to-.hold it in  position, would resist all pressure of water  a:id"creato a spray, and that no possible  pressure would dislodge thu ball.' Following' it up and eearclnng out tho practical  uses to which his discovery might be appli  ed, Mr. Pollock has found that it will serve  many purpose's of human necessity, most  important of which is that of adding to the  present fire equipments a spray of such  powerful effect that it is doubtless not  claiming too much for it to say that iu  every case where fire departments are  prompt-in reaching fire3 there will be no  longer necessity for loss of life either from  suffocation or fire."  It was found that by using a large boll  and ball and applying such a nozzle to fire  hose it would create ft solid sheet of water  and give out the same' quantity of water as  given out through a straiqht nozzle without  creating any hack ' pressure on the hose.  Careful study was given to developing the  ball nozzle for this purpose, and after experiments extending (1 over, a' period of  several months the best form oi boil was  found and a new appliance was given to  firo departments which ia certain to increase  to a very largo ex tent'their efficiency.  The ball nozzle was immediately adopted  by the fire department in Des Moines, Iowa,  the home, of the inventor,' aud since its  adoption the record of the fire1 department  has "been a marvellous one; not a ,s>ingle  serious loss has occurred, and the chief of  tho fire department t'e3ti,nc3 that he has by  the use,of 'he ball nozzle saved many  lives  ^  *%  &y^i M?W^  *. \ M~~  ���������--?-  sW  BATJj NOZZLE CONQUKBINiJ THE FIRE DEMONS,  and thousands of dollars' worth of property.  In cue particulat instance, when one of the  largest lumber yards in that city took fire,  and for a few minutes threatened a valuable  portion of the city, the timely arrival of the  department and the'use of the ball nozzles  averted a most disastrous conflagration.  As ia generally known, the most diffi  cult thing to contend with iu the' early  stages of fires is the smoke which quickly  fiils tho entire structure, making it impossible for firemen to outer,, and for thi3  reason it may be said that thousands of  lives have perished and millions of dollars'  worth of property have been destroyed.  Efforts havo constantly been made to produce an effective spray with sufficient  power to drive smoke and quench flames,  but up to the time ol the discovery of the  ball nozzle this important result had not  b.en accomplished. 'Tho difficulty has  .been to secure a spraying device that would  permit the flow of a sufficient air nun t of  water to give it driving power and at lho  same time lo overcome Lhe back pronauro  of tho hose, but the ball nozzle accomplishes these important reaulta, and ii  withal moro easily haudlnd than this ordinary sLr.iight stream. Indeed, whilo it  takes two or moro men to handle a straight  stre.irn, ono man can easily handle tho ball  ijO/.zle, which creates a solid wall of water  between tiie firemen and the smoke and  fl'iino, enabling him to puisne the fire to  ils Roitrct'i rio mailer where il is in a  structure, cover a largo area quickly and  rescue people, if there nre any, who might  iii.ln-rwise porii,h. Whore a powerful  etraiidil stream is U3Cd it in oltcn tho casi  thalas much di'tnuge results from water  as from (ire. The ball nozzles obviate this  to a very largo extent, as the force, while  great enough to qwnch flume, is not Kiifli-  cioirt to caiiso unn.'cosmiry destruction of  fragile intciior property.  His Oeeupation.  A negro was on lho witness atand���������one  of the old fashioned kind, not impudent  bill plain-speaking. Tho lawyer got along  fairly woll until he asked tlio witness what  his occupation was.  Ts a carponter cir.  What kind of a carpenter ?  They call mo a jack-log carpenter, sail.  What ia a jnck-leg carpenter '!  He is a carpenter who is not a first-class  carpenter, sah.  W'ell, explain fully whatyou underaland  a jack-log carpenter to .be,.-,insisted thu  lawyer.''.',''  llosa, I deolai'Idunno how lb 'oplain  any mo''cept to say hit am jes de same  dillunco 'twixt ycu nu'or .firat-class law  yer-'_ ��������� 'y  BRITISH, RULE IN AFRICA,  Justice ii IllspriiNciI With Mue Ucgartlt   r  lhe Clahils ami t'usti.intoftlic People.  Among the African countries to .which  England fell heir as, the result of the LVrypt ���������  tiau evacuation of the Soudan, was the,  strip of coast opposite Aden, in Arabia,  extending for some three hundred miles  along the eastern bulge, or born, of the  continent. Tho neceseity for its occupation  lay in the fact that it serves as a base of  food supply for Aden, iu British hands, the  danger that this fcuppiy might bo cut off by  tho appropriation of tins territory by France  or Italy, and the desirability of preventing  tho near approach of other powers to this  pars of the British road to India. A protectorate of the coast was,tlicrefore,formal- ,  ly proclaimed some ten years ago, placed in  charge of tho resident ut Aden, and agents  ac-iit lo administer the country, with the  support of some companion of Indian troops.  An article in tho London TirneH,' from  which wo condense, gives soine of lho re-'  iiilts accomplished during the docado of  occupation, and leaves litlto'doubl that the  chaiige'from Egyptian to, B rlinh rule has  hcen'bdriolicial lo Lho Somalia and satisfaO'  toiy' to Lho English. Administration has  boon wisely adapted io the conditions oi a  people hardly yutemerging from barbarism  aiid justice has been dispensed both in civil  and uriininal cases with,due, consideration  of their habits and customs and thoir  initial stage of civilization^  Tiie result of these methods, and tho  further fact that the settlement of religious  questions has been left, to tho local Mohammedan leaders, is that the people appeal  freely to tho , British couns and to the  British officials in the settlement of trihal  disputes, and that Lhroughout'tho' enlire  country there is a fair de;greo of peacouud  contentment: Along tho immediato , coast-  law and order iB sternly enforced,, the pro-  datory habits of the natives being held iu  che-ck by tho aid of the Indian 'troops, a  native police und camel corps, while schools,  hospitals and dispensaries and employment .  of various kinds has served to promote tho  well-being and prosperity of the people.  .With all this has followed a considerable  development of trudo,though in' the limited  wauls of the natives it, may' be doubted  whether trade s ever likely to bo largo,  unlets minerals are discovered,or the country becomes the outlet for tho traffic of tho  iuLerior. Tho disirict contains the best  port on tho coast, that of Uorbera, and it  rs probable that with increasing traffic  through it, the natives may roaliue tho '  advantages of the larger market, and so  coucentiate a trmlc there which'now (lows  throngh;many small ports by many caravan  routes.' Meantime the British hold on the  country has been assured by treaties under  which tliu principal tribes bind tliomsclvos ���������  not to cede their lands to any other foreign  state,to suppress the ilave traffic aud afford  protection to British 'travellers, whilo  boundary questions have been sotlled by  conventions witii both Franco and Italy. ,  Altogether, the chances for tho peaceful  ami orderly development of the country  seem'excellent, .the results of tho ten years  of British occupation going to prove anew  the flexibility of,British rule,and the readiness with which.it is adapted to the'needs  of even the least civilized peoples.    ���������  '       Sells His Wife for Money.  ,   ,  A despatch irom Anderson, Ind., says:���������  According to the terms of a trade consum  mated in this ciiy, Joseph'Mix disposes ,ot  his wife and all   his   household effects to  Joseph  Badgely,o a    farmer.    About   two  years ago   Mix married  Laura Clearwator,  who,    previous  to lhe marriage, had been  tho housekeeper for Farmer Badgely. Siuce  the wedding Badgely has lived the life of a  lonely man.   ,On Tuesday morning Badgely  drove up to tho residence oi Mix and going  into the houso, inquired how much he would ,'  take for his wife andallthe household oliects. '  He replied promptly that a 83  bill would  buy what Badgely wanted. ' I'll justynoko  it ������25, said Farmer Badgely, so the terms of  sale  wero agmed upon.     Badgely brought  Mrs, Mix to the city and together they went  to the  law office  of Kittencrcr & Reardon. ,'  There terms of the deal were fully explained  and the law firm retained to bring divorco  proceedings for Mrs. Mix.    As soon  as the  divorce is procured B.uigciy will ms.ke Mra.  Mix his wife and take her to his home,  Fear the Big Ditch."  A despatch from Washington says :���������  Some eminent engineer has suggested that  tiie Chicago drj.in.ige canal, when it is running in full blast, may lower the level of  the great lakes. The people of Cleveland  have taken great flight at the possibility ,  of this calamity and have made a protest  Lo lhe war department. General Thomas  Lincoln Casey,' chief of engineers,' would  not say, on the spur of the moment,  whether the drainage caual would make  any noticeable reduction in the lake level.  Ho was inclined to lock lightly on the  statement of the engineer who had set the  people of Cleveland in turmoil. According  ,to the Cleveland view of the matter tho  drainage canal will let nine inches of water  out of the great lakes when the flood catcs  are opened. The harbor at Cleveland  could not epare this water, and it is quite  probable (hat none of the harbors on lho  lakes could. Trie war department hai not  yet given tlie rnatler'nerious .-mention.  Fighting the Swatis on the Indian  Frontier.  A despatch lo the* London Tunes from  Miilatidrai by way ol Divrgni statej that  British troops stormed Mahiminil Vr.ds,  which was defended hy 12,000 supporters  of Umra Khan of Jandoo, the invader of  Chiiral. There was strong, shirp fiyhling  for five hour':', when the enemy retreated  from the pass. Tlie British los-j was Blight-  but the enemy lo-t hi.-wily. The members  of tho Scottish Boi\iererK, wiio took part in  thu engagement, ���������showed greit dabi:. The  enemy arc now in full retreat. The first  brigade of the- British force ha3 crossed into  Swat. Tho thi'.jo hrigndes of the Cintral  expedition are expected to meet Friday at  Alaxdi'.nd, the capita! of  Swat, and then  croii the Swat river  Lhe rolie: of Gliitral,  ind march forward to  Leg- Broken in a Sarber's Cha^r.  The othor morning a man r.amed Lsorl  went into a Jjiwbar shop at S0'2"i State  slrtol, f;hi'.-af:o, and was shaved. In  cl;mbing out of the chair he struck his lei:  leg botwuen. the rungs, which threw hirr.  .heavily 10. the floor. "His .leg'was broken  above the ankle. An ambulaneeyvDk him:  to the county hos'pit'ah and trie physicians  say it will be s-jvoral wet'ks before he can  walk-on tho'injured leg. " l^on is. 50 year*  old. . .'.���������.'���������������������������'���������,  ������ 1, PAGE 4.
Brewer���Anderson.���A f-1 lie Vic-f oi-I.-i
Hotel, Revelhtoke, on Friday, April
2(5, 1805, hy Rev. C. A. Pioeimier,
Frank Alliert Brewer' and Kii-.ii'
Anderson, both of Kamioops, B.C.
Mrs. Wm. Iteid left, on Thursday for
Salmon Arm.
H. N. Coursier's new dressmaker will
arrive from Toronto next week.
The Revelstoke Lumber Ooinpany
have coinmeiH-ed moving 31r. SI. .McKay's hoiihi'.
Blackwood picked up two carloads of
wiiutv bottles in tlie Slocan in ;i .short.
time." This shows business���in soil
English Church services will he held
to-morrow, morning and evening, at 11
und 7:.'W, at. the .school  1v>um\ hy Kev.
, , F. Yolland.
Word has been received (hat Sir. 11.
Raymond ami wife did not, remain at
Trail Greek hut have gone through lo
the eastern Slates.
Frank Julian reives notice Mint, he
will apply for 20 inches of water for
irrigation purposes tube taken from
Williamson Creek.
The Union .lack was displayed from
the ilng-falnIT of Bourne Uro1-., on Tuesday, April 23rd, in recognition of .St..
George s day. , "���
, J. M. Harris, one, of the owners of
���the Reco, tlie richest mine in the Slocan district, arrived from the .south
' Thursday evening, and took the train
east next morning.
H. N. Coursier, merchant, started
Thursday evening on a business trip
into South Kootenay.    He will visit all
��� the cairrps of the "district,   including
Trail Creek, before his return.
Eli Carpenter and Bete' Land re have
finished their boat and sL.rrt to-d.-iv for
Boat'Encampment and  Wood River,
where they intend to, spend  th.-i siuu-
' mer prospecting in the Rockies.
Geo. 0. Marsh arrived from 'tiie Slocan last Sunday.    He intends going to
. Trail Lrmdingand Rossland next week,'
and may take charge of   the express
and telegraph between those places.
The omnibus will begin making regular trips between the town and station
on the first of] May.    Particulars will
��� be made known in a poster, or  may be
learned by inquiring of C. Edwards."    ���
The suggestions for the  benefit   of
1   the. town,   made  in   another column,
are'.lot designed for Capt. Edwards,
���    who has already burnished up the surroundings of the Victoria Hotel.
��� To-night, at Peterson's Half, the Ain-
' atcur Dramatic Society will repeat the.
'entertainment of last evening���A Race
- for a Widow and  Betsey Baker.    Admission 25 cents to all parts of the hall.
Mr. L. B. Hamlin, the engineer in
continuous charge of the river bank,
improvements since their beginning jn
February, has carried the work to completion and left for Victoria on Tuesday evening.
The explosions which have been
heard this week, reverberating in the.
mountains, were caused by blasting
out rocks along the track in the [lle-
'cillewaet canyon, to avoid rock-slides.
The stone will be used at the Columbia
and 13th crossing bridges.
At the meeting 'of the ladies of the
Presbyterian'church, hold at Mis.
Reid's residence on the Oth inst... the
following ladies wei e elected to office
for the ensuing year: Mrs. McKay,,
president; Mrs. Donnelly, vice-president; Mrs.'Tapping, secretary; -Mrs.
Lewis, treasurer.
The steamer Ai'i'ow got oil the sand
bar at Green Slide and went hack to
INakusp last Monday.. Her,hull wa��
not damaged, which is proved by the
fact that she ai lived at Revelstoke
Wednesday evening and left, again
Pridny inorning at S o'clock for Nakusp j [\
jusd intermediate landings. See adve'i--
tibement for dates of sailing.
Miss Chase desires to cordially thank
the numeroushidie.s who have &d kindly
' extended their patronage to her. professionally iu the. pasl, and would
solicit a continuance of such favors
from those as well as other.-, who may
desire their costumes to be lir^t-chias
in evc-ry-partieulai-.
Messsrs. Bourne Bros, give evidence
of their confidence in Burton City, or
Cariboo Creek, as a central distributing
point, and prospectively- a good mining
locality, by openinsr a branch store
there." This will be the fourth store of
the firm and the third one of their
branches, ,"all located in West
It is reported that Dave Cowan,
Win. Cleveland and M.-ileolm Ro-.-
tame near getting 'shipwrecked while
trying to b'.'incr"~down a raft of telephone poles. It happened near the
Big Eddy, where the bank was ��l< ep.
One. of them got hold of a pole where
the hank was too. sleep to climb, arid
held on whilo theoihers pulled liim up
out of danger.    The poles were lost.
Capt. Gore made his firM, vi-.il this
fie.-ison to Revelsti ike on '.Monday ;i mi i-
looking well after hN winter lioitdny.
lie says the sleauier f.yl.tuii, m runner I ion wit h the Ki)m! ci  ii. h i-. .c. i-i ,i|
week-, v.'ol'k ahead ill el, .n ii.',' ii:ii lie-
ore which has li"e:i delay,-,! by the
bii-alc in navig.-il ii'n iiii-- -pi log. Tlie
repairs I hat had he.-u iitt i'inl,-<! m-ilie
Lvttnn, excepts! few minor on,'-, 'vine'
Two carloads of beef cattle wore
ti.i.en down the river this wee!: to
Nelson.   They c.i me from Calgary.
Mr. A. MeCuaig arrived on Friday
from ^ica minis on hi.S w.iy''to Stoney
creek where he will act a.s watchmen
on the bridge.
Mr. John Morris, recently fiom
Loth bridge, Albei (a, has entered the
.-.(ore of 11. N. Couisiei in the capacity
of first clerk.'   ���
Services will be held in the Presbyterian Church to-morrow evening at 7:30.
Subject: Our word of command���"Go
Forward."    Sunday School at 2:30.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church
aro arranging for a sale of woik and
entertainment to be given on the evening of JUayiillh. Further particulars
���will be advertised later.
A freight train collided last Monday
with the hand-carol' a section gang at
the tunnel west of Sicamo'us. .V man
had his, leg broken and was taken to
Kamioops hospital  the same evening.
Harry Howard and his party com-'
posed of (ile- llodsti-om. Jack Letendro,
Dougald Me-E.ichern and I'M. Blum left
yesterday nnorniiig in a row boat for
(jiold Stream, taking a full load of mining supplies.    ���
Andy Parks left for Smith 'Creek on
Tuesday afternoon, with Bert Lynn, F.
.Saunders. Dan Gillespie and Kelley.
The boat was heavily loaded with provisions and powder, and got swamped
when it tti nek the riffle- where Andy
Mel'hereon was drimned. .Saunders
was in the boat.,'but quite ne-ir shore,
ami made land with only a weiting.
About .$100 of stud',was lost including
of course the explosive--. The party
returned, and will go out next. Monday with Tom Home who is taking
out'SfuIl' for Bain and lioyd and llu
government to Downie Creek.'
Immense Quantities of Ore.
This has been the banner week so far
in the quantity of ore .-shipped , from
Revelstoke. tin the l!Jlh April,?) carloads were moved; 21st, 9 cars : 22nd,
3 cars'; 23rd, Tears; 25th, 12 cars; and
20th, S cars���a grand total of 18 carloads, containing S33 tons of ore, of
which 10.J.J tons went to T.icoma. Of
this quantity. 3S carloads weni,.to Omaha and 10 to Taeoina; and of the la Slot
1 car was Ruth, 1 Sovereign and S cai-a
Slocan Star-ore. The shipping mines
were: Slocan Stai, 21 carloads, Alamo
'13, Idaho S, Cumberland 2, and Noble
Five, Mountain, Chief,'Sovereign and
Ruth 1 car each.
To be Repeated To-Night in the Lower
.- Town.
The Dramatic Society's ciiLci't.iinnicnt at
Jtoiu-rii'" ll.ill kv-li iiii/lil was, unfoiinnately, nut
us well .lUe'ink'd as cither tho objoet fur which
in was held or the nier.l of llio irci-fcii-inance
itself would warrant. The audience halC-llllcil
Ihe larije hall aii'l il is ..safe to say thoroughly
en.ioye-d themselves throughout the evening,
for:i;.nrl ft out lho inlere-,1 in the ]ii'r-.oiiriul oi
trie cast, lhe ciicci-tainnieiil would have'clone
no ilinuredit to ihe sta^e nf a theater in any*of
our large eenlers of population.
In lho uoin.'ilietla liy 'J'lios. J. Williams "A
l"Uce for a Widow," whieh w.i-. the openiiiH:
nuinber, miiiio of lho member-, of liie cast displayed a nervousness wlneli wits 0.1ULO excus.1-
tilu in iiinateiirs nml a tin-H night, prcduelian,
iincl which no ilnulil. aeeounls lor some or the
performers having froipiont reeourse to lhe
prompter. ' IjiiI on tlie v. hole il mi-, a vei-y
creditable ellbru���uell aeted and well slaffc.l.
Where all did well it scnis in viilious in make
i.pceial nientioii of indiv ulna's, bill Mr. C. li.
shawV init.ibUj. ir.iscililo "Capsicum IVpper-
]iod' ��� a nio-i iliilieuU diameter- ira>, suoli li'n
eveellenlly conceived and cleverly' susuuneil
ii-siiinptiou llial, il could not be overlooked and
earned we'll iuenl.-d n cognition irom .llio
audtonei'. The comedy pari-, v.eie in the earn of
Me.iSf!-. Syili'i" and Cm inn, llieir renclilioii showing lhe (ruitlenien had spenl hot It lime and
labor ou tlie task. JIi-. Cut ion's "Pojijoy" was
a diilicuU role, and lie -lio.ved a tendency to be
sonicwhac e\tra\a^.int at lime-, but raiee-ceile-d
m amusing Ins .uulii'iice. The temalo ]in.;-;s
wi'it' mil siront;. .Mis. W. ���'. Crage'a " Mr-..
Wiii'iJimton.- the \\',i;u'\ in iiuction, vmi-. a
denmro lull.- rimij, w !u,-,> l'it. o huiiilred a vi'.tr
is .'.'most an ;;h,u:;..;.i.ij1j burden on account of
tutor-, it iir:n���s -in din el ooiilrasc lo t'iac
d> s-JTimiff w um.in of p.elion. Llic widow. .Mr---,
l.yii.i Kdwui d^ made a cowl cnpy.-ite I or tier [
tt-stj   s| uu-je1.  a.-  'Ml-  i-\;,nerp��"
Oile Mm-chison has retired from the
firm of Trenarv A: Co. pr'opr-ietoi"s of
the Central Hotel, Three Forks.
A tramway is to he constructed from
tlie Silver King mine lo Nelson. It
will be completed sometime in August,
The merchants of Rossland, out of
regard for Sunday, or because they
want a half day's i est in the week, will
close their stores Sunday noon.
Ed.' ChesJey is the conductor on the
Columbia it* Kootenay Railway. He
and Frank Lyonnais, (he agent at
at Robson, are old acquaintances.
James Mcintosh, Mrs. Mcintosh and
family, M. Sullivan and Lewis Campbell'of Kamioops, left Victoria last
Saturday on a tr ip to California.
The barges that the Kaslo &, Slocan
is having constructed at Kaslo, are to
be used in transferring railway building material from Romier'.s Ferry lo
Kii>>lo. '
The tru.stees of the estate of Green,
Warlock & Co. paid dividend No. 1 on
.Monday last. , The failure occurred
nearly two years ago, and the dividend
was ."> pefceiil. on all claims proved.
The Indian war at Rykerts is at an
end. One Indian against one white
man, with sticks of wood for weapons.
The white man got worsted and sent
for reinforcements: So says tl o
10. S. Topping met with an accident
tiie othei day, says the ,Miner, ��� by
which he. hurt his back and is unable to
get around at all. ll, is to he hoped his
injuries are'neither'very serious nor
The 10-'-lamp mill at'the Pom-man
mine, will be started in about ten days.
A. L. Davenport and Robert Ewaro
.���ni" now at the mine. A large quantity
of ore is ready fur crushing and concent rates will he sent to the Pilot Bay
smelter. '
I    3VX'-A.3^I01sr    j
; (Capt.' itobl. .Sanderson) ;
Stopping   at    Lardisau,     Thomson's
Laxdino and Halcyon" Hot
Si'iiiNfis during the
Season of 1S95.
Leaving Kevclstolto Wednesdays and Satin-
d.ivs .it 7 a.111.
, , '
Leaving Nakusp Mondays and Thursdays at
7. a.m. ,
The above dales are subject to change without noiloe.
The Steamer Arrow
'      " ,    LKAVKS
���Mondays and Fridays at 8 a.m.
Hall's Landing.    Thomson's   Landing,
Laide.-iu, Halcyon and Leon Hot
Springs, and Nakusp.
r-S noiv
ily |
u-.it  atctpiaoly l
I here  w.i-s   ot'"U,(l,lj
ii-ior: by M;,? K>-l''IIiu l'.'r.\in.
The r'.-in:e. " lk't>y !'...i;��vr.   by MtttHi^on ilor-
pton,   Uvouyllt the  pi riurn, i".'t'  lo ;i clouc, and
tl.ejjrii i.l-r w.w liy no i.s an U.ist. In ihe
I title role Mi������ r-letla I'rov. i. was, a pronutini-til
\ s\a'-. "I'lii-, youn^ i.i.... in, iii.t'iy cf the I
1 qi;.'.l;nui;ion�� nt'.'"�����v.-y to niV-*. -i .in.ccs.-luI |
j myelino. ll'.r }kt-y wrn'.l v���--k.' nny .fonc-- ,
I Ii.ippj. ever, wi'l.our the :','u!.il;o.i o:" tin' ur:-!!-,- >
j j.v,>ci'ry- ifr. ^^" -'��� Crarfe.r.- '".Mr. 5loi,-,i.r'..lM) j
I euriK-1 enc'Jimiuin.-from tne <i;i>rn ".'-c. ilwa-;.-.n j
I Ci'ici.lrii''har,M."<ir v-i'A con-., .--f.1 ,<.:��! <--v< mv ;
��� act*.! A- ",ifc..Moi:-,T." Mr-, i/iml-c hart a i
, pirti'-. \\ .'iicr, -;..^ apiJi-.-.r il /jiii--^ a! .:o>:ii: .--;i<l |
-uttccdei in qrcii'.ii,u'.'. '. ���. r- ���'��"-ora'f.ie :rn:ir/.-s- .
1 sion "ailli lw-r aiS'"..6i��iio. fl.e pA.-l of " Oru��n- j
I iii}","' a Kt-ii l">,,. ii,  -.'.a.-, nc<,ep>.biv'   r.-.:clcre.l  i
j tj -M-- I. y. <"ti::ou. 'i
)     A v ,,rr: -;!.<:'iS.l 'j.- >n-A :n P"-' -h i'i tr.r- -t-i-,��r- '
ma:.,i j;,-.-n��.nt. -.vjiifii -.%o-under ir.o ,��rc oi VC". i
I F. ( t.t.u'1: Tin rr> ;\.i~ a nolle,-.!>',,- .tVcriff of i
j tliii-t iiij'.'i's a-ri .n':^ of tin- -;lt.nc;-  v.-I.r, h '
-i_i in- iii-,i'pjr.i!.!" rro'ri ,i;ii,i->'tir f>- rfo.-rn inu -.
1 K\. ryllii'.iii run n��"e < If/f k" i':k. '
1     And   !,C(V   i   w,n]  -.it tin-   "'I'lin rl .Mi- "    A
I Riior.itirm  fi���n: ��� ^'-'iini.'-   ",.\"iro   "-..'l   ,>,i,  --tr
[ (\i.,^t!i,   v!iin''f--tv   . "J ri,.ur   {.''.���! rw> \>'l��' -* '
,  v ,tii c\ IT. in.- ni.liK-l pr..f.i"i-i; . \>*,  .'!���.<��� in ;!m- '
:>; i plv '. it ,s noi .��� my. .Ltid. -��� <''>,',<;.'. :,"<^i'.-,i ,
I li. i- ' o'r.'.'l'-'    A  ;it*.I" ��,f  il ^iji.-- ii   ' i:ik    V-T.
ii' ml,-.ni n.
Ihi'-'n^ ttl i>  i-.f-ini" -.on Uk   a-r.l.i ii"   ���*.."���<
i  fiitprt.i.ri'','. 1 .'������ i,".im.. r of nt>i n a! -'!���',
! ill--.'i'. I.  I! i'u pr, ., ii ,1 i.l ill.    ], ,U',< a..
aiid (>. ������oin[,.��ni��' :  vii-    jf,   s\  '  .a-. '
' eliai,'1 'i ;    ���' 'I-'   *' I   '.\fin I   p!a..'  i��,   \"oni
>-l.-il    : .���!-. 1'ii'nr    'fn in,.'  \i,   .MnUit
I i'.i!ii:.iiw,    .I.n '^ ^ W'dd'n^ M<i"i  \W ii'i
ll.   . (   in li     |, .idl.il.', ii-i'i 11
open   at   these  Celebrated    Kot
Springs for the Jiecotiunodalion of gnosis.
��:iiu; ihe j Sates S1.50 to S2.50 a day.   Biths 23 cents
each or five for $1.   Ppcei.il ratos lo families
or i'j-ihe inonili can be arranged.
Dawson, Craddcck & Co.
r.',> in
ii ii' i
1, ,
in 1'
t id i
OM    ."���Inif '    II 11,t, .I'l.
,,!,.,, i
����� ir,' ���;,
. .Mr
I' ->-i s-
IS    HONOUR     the      Lieutenant-
Governor has  heen    ph-a^ed    to
in-ike th'i* followini? ;i|ifjorntment:���
r.u/i April, mr,.
Tri'iirA- T'iYi.ok, nf Trout Lake,
jy.juire, lo hi- Miriitii^ Heioi-der for the
'Ironl f.-il^.' Mi;n,i^ Division nf 'the
\V��"-f K-io'enay I)i-tiiti. viee Andrew
Ci-.-ii).'. l-yquiic, n"-ij<ii"(l.
ii ���i t. i.,
nm- li
inn lid
p',jni! .1
u    1
I lr|l 1 l.L MIlK 1:1
I    I
<!'"iii. .tniniii' '  1"3 *<J} *
have already lieen made, uili nut (hi-r-e. i
fill-e he eoniph'tcil   until   .-ill'T   llieie'-.v,
Hti-aiiiiT uhir-h is lii-iiiL.j hinli ,n X.ihii1-,'! j
is finished. ' I
Tlie  steamer  M.o-i'i'i .niaih- her fii"-t |
trip   down     the     river.    .-.L.n-I iiif,r   on |
Wedii''Ml,iv   niorniiii?   fi-.nii   111" Mpner
dock.    She"  had   ali.nit    i
mostly ijiiinj; ini'i tin-  '.,:\
wiimn were   Mr"-.  .1. W. T!h>:ii-i>ii'  .'M'l '
family, O. IJ. Hoar, Ku-d A!h".,  \nhi.- I
McDonald,    M.   JJearnn,   J.   P.if i'-rson j
;mdJ;us. Oixon.    Mr. Dixon rami- from j
"Vancouver und h.us laken  I lie contracl j
to lint, in the new work tor the Colum- j
hi.i & Koolcn.'ty .Mining On. near Tr.ait '
Lake   City.    The   .sleamer .ihn had  a I
good freight list. I
lb i.s reported that the dining car will I
he   hrotlp;lit(hack   Iroin   the    eaM   and I
jjlaeed on Ih'- old route hetueen Hx'Vrl- |
fitoke and  Salmon   Arm, and   that   If. I
D. Hnrni; will lieajpiin in'charge.    Tin- j
dining (-ai i�� a neccs-,i! y on I hi-, tun fori
the ae.comiiiodation   of   pass'iiifei��   to!
;ind   from   the  v/c-l,,   cspec iallv    thn-c ,
who stop at Ilevcl'Jtiike and are ih".l in- I
fd   to   .South   Knoi enay,   or   reliirniii^'
from there and are   f^niii^   wc-t, a-. I li" i
O'ains are scheduled i<i make close cnii-
ncetions   here.    This   travel   is   no v   a
lar^e item for the railway and is likely
to continue .-mil   even   increase  during
till! SIIWJllM'l-.
B.-irriator and Notary  ^j.hJ'.i
I   n'
1/iVAl.Oi: W-rif. i ri;ii;
I 111", llll'l t ��� mi tin   f��,'<'   I'lii!' <
K   All \Tf, V
ill I
;���\~OTI( K IS Hi;iiKI5V. (HYES, thai
'  ,\     a sill iiif.'of t he ('oiinly ('our I  will
hi   ii'il'li'ii   at   i{'".'-!-lok>-, I'J.C., on !'"ii
, d-(.-.. the   I "th  day  of  .>l.iy, A.I>. I-!j.1,
;,l   10 o'elwi V. in tie- f"ii r.oo'n.
J.  1). (HiAiTAM,
Ih i.risi rar ("oiini y fooi i.
Apt ii "<i h. i ���''���>���>.
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Hr.'u'i,    fr/i-r    ,i'\<i
������rior.-J Gv.l Dtli/.jry
s ��� �� uraismngs
M TOILET ARTICLES of every description..
If-you want to reach-the People in the North Riding of West Kootenay
vavenase in
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