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 :/U  //    *      " -���������    ft    ** .   ��������� / j'  ���������    ���������������  FOR MEN ���������  Finest Cashmere Socks 0 CO  Extra heavy wool do 0 50  Best  quality   Shetland   wool  ' Underwear, per suit  i 2)  Finest nat. wool   "   '    4 00  Urace*-, per pair, 30e. and 40c.  The English Trading Co.  . ' -���������'' <���������  <������������������  ���������  *  C.  E.  SHAW,  -  C  ustoms  Broker,  / //,  r ���������*-, -  REVELSTOKE.  Vol. 2.���������No. 18.  EEVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., AUGUST 10, 1895.  '^pTc-xn, ������,$2.00-a Year.  'S33CIE*,   "CTSli    "SZ-OTTH  Goods fcousril;,. right out;   no com-  _, mission charg-ed. ,   .  Ta.ix selection; immediate returns. ?/!  Shipping1 tag-s fiirnisliecl free upon ,#jj  -������- -..������.-   ,   -r - is'HO BUTT on "Furs or any /{C  /$������&b^&Qjl������/,i!\2& otter goods we handle.  tfj.-tZ^^^-^^f^q    ff������>~Writc for Circular giving Ship-  SlT" '"Zz^zJl ->-.:i-ET ajirections and LATEST W.JL3Z-  "~*"~ Z1I2  PEICEE.  b v a   H B 3 Ci  Incorporated,  MAIN HQ'JS  c.  2. I  /  200-212 First Avenue North,  ;\ 2i������X3?TI<3"3E!^a.2s<OXJiX������,   IfcEXHS-TKri  Kootenay Lodge  No. 15A.F. & A.M.  The regular meeting,  are held in the Mas-  oiilcTcmule, Bourne's  Hall, on the third  Monday in each  i-^i month at 8 p. in.  Visiting brethren  cordially welcomed.  \V. F. CltAGE. Si:ciietaky. ,  GOSSIP FROM SANDON.-  Our Correspondent's Melange Includes  ���������  Politician and Parson this Week.  REVELSTOKE LODGE, I. O. O. F., No. 25.  .-fc-.  It. S. WILSON. X.G  ItCKiilar meetings arc held  in Oddfellows' Hall every  Thursday niKht at eight  o'clock: Visiting brothers  cordially welcomed.  ' E. O. LEWIS, Sec.  Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1658.  Hegular meetings arc held in  the Odd Fellows' Hall on the  second' and fourth "Wednesday's  of each month at 7:80' p. in.  Visiting brethren are cordially  invited. '   -  E. ADAIIt.   J. I. WOODItOW,'  W.M. Bee. Secy.  HELENA, MONT.  vor. CocU������ {taenia n Sti.  i BRANCHES!  CHICAGO, ILL.   .    VICTORIA, B. C.  IMS Jli.-Ms?n St. - M Laugley St.  WINNIPEG, MAN.  178 I'rinctiJi St.  The Confederation  "AsSOefetion Toronto:  A. McNEIL;   -   ���������'  1 t*.  BARBER SHOP AND BATH ROOM,  1 Front Street, Revelstoke. -  Capital and Assets Over j|  *   $6,000,000.  NO  CONDITIONS  Before insuring.you should see  '  Model Policy Contract ���������  1 issued by the above  Company.   " ���������  Insurance at Risk Over  $26,000,000  NO     ;.  the  RESTRICTIONS  Full particulars on application to Agents : .' . '       "  ���������  T. L. HAIG, J. D. BREEZE,     ,  Agent  for Revelstoke. ������������������ ' General Agent for B.C., Vancouver!  W.  COWAN  WHOLESALE DEALER IN  WINES, LIQUORS' AND;/XIQ'ARS.  EEYBLSTOKE  B.C.  Haircut, 25c;   Bath, 50c; Six Shaving  Tickets for $1.00.  GUY   BARBER,  ' .WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.  Repairing Neatly.& Promptly Executed,.  ' REVELSTOKE, B.C.' '.  .   ', ',    FURNITURE,  Doors, Sashes & Blinds^  R. HOWSON,  ,  KEVEZ-STOKE.  COFFINS  CARRIED   IN  STOCK.  ACJKXT FOK SIXGKlt SKWING MACHINES.    .   t i -                 i -  1   ' NAVIGATION.  , f  1395 time schedule 1895-  '   Till:*, OLD  FAVORITE  STlSAMElt    '-' i  ���������;   3VE.A.:rio:lsf   ;V  -; ���������              (Capl. Itobt. Sanderson) . ;  '"'('.  >(. ....  WIl.I.  HUN  IIETWEEX    ,  REVELSTOKE    and'  NAKUSP  i *  Stockholm House. H  JOHN STONE, Pbopuiktoh.  TuOiaing Room is furnished with the best the  Market affords. \   .        "  THE,BAR IS SUPPLIES WITH THE CHOICEST  ' WINES'   LIQU0RS  AND  CIGARS-  CENTRAL HOTEL  Al^RAl-LAMSON RROS., Phoi'uiistoks.  Stopping   at    Lakdrau,     Thomson's  Landing and Halcyon Hot  "Spiuncs during the  Season of 1895. ���������  Leaving Rcvclstokc Wednesdays and Satin-  days at 7 a.m. ���������    '.  Leaving Naliusp Mondays and Thursdays at  7. a. in.  The above dates are subject to change without notice.  ItOHKItT SANDKItSOX.  The Steamer Arrow  10    ������   ., LEAVES     '  TOWN WHARF, REVELSTOKE, ���������  Wednesdays and   Saturdays at 9 a.m.  .'     ' .        FOR   Hall's^ Landing. Lardeau, Halcyon and  1-1 (it.  Springs,  Nakusp and  First-class Table   ���������  Telephone   ���������  G-ood Beds   ���������������������������  Fire-proof Safe  'Bus Meets all Trains.  BEVBLSTOSE,      B.C.  Leon  ' JJurton  Citv.  Columbia & Kootenay _  Steam Navigation Co.jjf  THE   QUEEN'S   HOTEL  ABKATIAMSON   RllOS., Pkoimsiictohs.  Everything new and First=class in all Respects.  Ths House is stocked with the Finest Wines and Cigars in the Market  tbotit x^_:k::e citt, b.o.  THE   REVELSTOKE   PHARIV1A0Y.   . .  i  E Have  Now on Hand  A lar������"e assortment of  of Stationery of every  description.  HALYCON SPRINGS HOTEL ���������  Arrow   Lake.  now open at thc-c' Celebrated Hot  Springs for the accommodation of t,'ii<"������ts.  Rates $1.50 to $2.50 a day. Baths 25 cents  each or fivo for $1. Special rates to familic.-  or by the month can be arranged.  Dawson, Craddock & Co.  r  POMEROY'S PURE INKS,  INCANDESCENT PENS,  HUM'S IRISH LINEN NOTE  At Regular Eastern Prices,  In all  sizes  '���������T������ itIkiiihi; from in tin:  ClrculaciiiK iilbrnry.  1000 BOOKS  THE "BEVELSME   PrfABMACY.  NOTICE.  i  ���������������������������VJ-OTICK IS HKRlTnV GIVKNtliat  J_> I he oiic-i|tiarlci- intciv-t. of Kd-  whvA Sullivan in the XnrLli Stai-1'lacer  Mine, mi i\k(!ulloch Creek, Uig UimhI,  will he sold ar piiiilic anc-Cion'at. tin-  iiiine, the', loth, day of August,, 1SU5.  at, In't-ldrk, |i.m., In ���������'pay' assfssinf-nt,  tngei-lioi- with ciVt.of-, advertising' arid  expenses of sale.  'I),'i'l."d at. McCilllnHi Creek Julv Otis.  J Si ���������������">'.  li-Jt UL'S. LUXD.  PASSENGERS FOR  Hall's Landing,  Hot Spring's.  Nakusp, Three Forks  Nelson. and Slocan Points,  Kootenay Lake Points,  Trail   Creek,   Rosslancl,  Northport and Spokane  ���������SHOULD TAlvK  TI1I5���������  STEAMER  LYTTON  leaving Kkvi;lstoku on Monday and  Thuhsday Evenings at 7 p.m.  For local time card of the Company's .sicaiii-  or.s on Kootenay I^ake apply to the purser on  hoard.  Kor full informational to tickets, rat ex, etc.,  apply to T. Allan.  Secretary, Nelson,. U (J.  OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.  ROYAL MAIL LINES.  CHEAPEST route to the OLB COUNTRY.  Proposed .Sailing from Monti-en 1.  ALLAN  LIKE.   July 27   \i:k.  ������   Au������. 1(1   Aug. 17  LINK.  Sajs'don, Aug. 7.���������There is no use.  You might as well try to' stop water  from running down a hill as attempt  to stop Sandon from growing.. We  are strictly in it. Sandon is bound not  to be outdone by her sifter cities���������  'To'-onto, Winnipeg, etc.-  A week ago last Sunday a gentlemanly " nou-produc-ei "���������a pi earlier of  the Methodist persuasion���������started,' in  tluvdiningroom of the hotel Sandon, to  show'the boys the ''trail" to the  "Pearly Gates." It begins at this'place  "and runs up past the Deadman mine to  the unexplored legion beyond which  yet remains to lie prospected. The  trail is heavy and steep, and it is compulsory that all travellers be heavily  packed and they ar,e not to stop until  they reach the land of .Beulah where  the grass grows and they can feed and  water.V,However, it is to lie hoped that  for the sake of good government' and  the chance to snooze comfortably once  a week the services will continue.'  The city baseball team, under the  capable management of Bruce White,  defeated New Denver's host nine the  othei day with a score of 31 to 10.  The Wonderful'mine, bonded by,Mr.  Finch, shut down for a few day=- but'  is supposed to start up on the 10th  with a full force of : men, under the  foreirianship of "Bob-' Covington.  ' Messrs. Miller and Enysheaues, late  of Big Bend, are at the Hotel Sandon.  They are looking for a contract on  some property h:-re.  The barroom of the Hotel Sandon is  attracting considerable attention. It  is lined throughout with cedar bark.  The' back bar is a mass of ferns, moss,  etc., brought in by the boys from the  mountains.  J. P. Sutheiland, manager for  Perdue <fc Burns, has an as is ant in  Mr. Macdonald. Tt is about time  Johnnie had some sleep as he has done  three men's work since, coming to  Three Forks. The " people's Johnnie "  is a great favorite with the people of  Three Forks and Sandon and with the  different mine owners.  , A school will soon he-needed here.1"  Sandon will be lighted with electricity  when the Slocan Star' concentrator is  built;"    .    '   " ������0 >      "     ,  The grading of the Kaslo & ' Slocan  Ry. is rapidly nearing completion.  A new sawmill plant arrived at the  Forks yesterday for Sandon, thus  giving opposition which will be a great  benefit to the good folks heie.  Several rich strikes have been reported this week.  ( Sandy Mann, of Mann Bros, is laid  lip.with a sore foot; a horse having  stepped upon it. Sandy is a rustler  and he feels annoyed at being compelled to stop work.  If the. miners of West Kootenay,  who produce nine-tenths of the wealth  of the' district, .could ' purchase their  machinery and supplies where they  -5eil"tlieir=oreut''-\voiild mean a saving  of a.good many thousands of dollars  annually. As it is they pay the eastern  inanufactuiers about 40 per cent, more  than they should for the privilege of  buying from them. If John Andrew  does not see the handwriting on the  wall he must needs lie ready ; for as  sure as death the next M.P. for Yale  will be a man who favors the lowest  tariff consistent with running the'gov-  ernment. It is too bad that Bostock  is not a Canadian, as I believe the  young man is cleverer than a casual  meeting with him would lead one to  assume. However,' if he will wears long  pants when he < oines down this way  again he will be assured of a majority.  The knickerbockers, affected by so  many Englishmen, will surely kill him  politically. The Canadian voter will  stand almost anything, but pantalets  are too much, even for a red hot paity  man from the effete east. ,     '' '  ..   Foot Mill.  Navigation of the Upper Columbia.  The.' navigation   of   the.     Columbia  River   above   Revelstoke     is , a    live  question with the people who are engaged    in"-developing    the ' mineral  resources of   the   Big   Bend   country.  Steamboat communication would be of  incalculable assistance to them  by   reducing the cost of getting   in  supplies  to  the  minimum,   and   facilitate   the  getting (iiit of ore,   as, beyond   doubt,  there will be shipping   mines  on   both  Games and McCulloc-h creeks within a  year.   The small  canyon just   above  Revel.itoke could be improved at slight,  cost and from there  to rDcath   Rapids  the navigation is   tolerably, easy,   and  from Death Rapids to'"Boat   Kncauip-  nient���������a distance of GO miles���������it is easy  navigation.    This impioveinent' would  not only assist   mineral   development,  but, along the Canoe, river  there   is   a  large area  of  good   agricultural   land  which would be brought within   easy  reach of the mines of  West Kootenay.  Last   year    Mr.   Gamble,     resident  engineer of the. Public--Works  depart-  . nient, made an examination of the- Columbia river  from   Golden   to   Revelstoke,' with a view of ascertaining   the  practicability arid cost of making   that  part'of  the   river   nayiirable.    Calling  attention to Mr. Gamble's reporta'tthc  recent session of Parliament, Mr.'Mara  enquired if it was the government's intention to carry outtheworksmention-  ed therein. Mr. Ouirnet, minister  'of public works, saidthat the necessity  of ' making improvements in the  navigation of the river,- as indicated by  the engineer, had been carefully looked into. "On the other hand," he  continued, "information was received  that no cominnnicaiiou by steamboat  was in contemplation now, and the  department, having such limited resources at its 'disposal- this year, -did  not see fit to ask for an appropriation.  As soon as there are signs of steamboat  communication being opened up,11 am  sure the woi ks lie has referred to will  lie taken up and completed without  delav " :. ,    -  TROUT LAKE CAMP.  The Gainer Creek  Trail���������Big  on'Badshot Ore. '  Profit  -Wnf.  down  Parisian*   3l0X(i(IU,I.N   Xi"Minr.\N   Sakwman   DOMINION  Vascouvi;ii   Ol'KGOX   Mai:ii"oha   LiiiKADoa    Aiiff-   3   Auk.   8  ..'. U'K.r.   \UK-^1  Cabin S-fi. ?.V). SO), ������70. 5.-0 and upward-..  Intermediate $.''0- Steerage S'iO.  ;  Passengers ticketed  through' to all  parts of  Great Hritain and Ireland, and at, specially low  rates to all part*" of the European continent.  Apply to nearest steamship or rail way nKont.to  I. T. BREWSTER, Agent, Rex'elstolcc.  or to '������inKur iCf.iin, (Jen.  I iiifcciiucr AkciiI  U in in peg.  They Will Visit West Kootenay.  The Hip-Van-Winkles of commerce,  whose, organization   is known  as the  B. O. Board of Trade, have just  begun  to grasp the idea that West  Kootenay  has a future.    Apparently   they   never  heard of the development of  this  pari  of (lie interior until   a! newspaper  correspondent went', before a meeting  the  othei   day   and   by   the    method    of  question   and   answer    succeeded    in  getting   their   ear    and     injecting    a  modicum   of    knowledge    concerning  our   possibilities.      His   efforts    have  evidently borne fruit judging fiom the  following extract   fiom  the  Coloni.sf:  "Impressed   with  the   importance   of  the trade and  ever growing development of that part   of  the   province,   a  number of   leading   business   men  are  making their arrangements   to  pay  a  two weeks' visit to West Kootenay, so  as to thoroughly grasp the position   of  trade there, the various lines   of   communication   and   the   best,   means   of  getting   that   part   of   the     provim e  thoroughly in touch   with   the   Coast.  The different mining camps'and towns  will be visited,  and "the. .'requirements  and possibilities of   that   part   of   the  province will   receive   attention.'   The  party will likely   consist of Unity   or  foi ty business men."  LARDEAU CITY NEWS.    ���������    '    -  o ,  Lahdqatj City.Aug.������.���������Prospecting  is in full swing up 'Fish Creek,a and  some rich strikes have been reported  on Boyd creek not fat from the Glengarry group.  L. Arthur and' Jack McDonald  (Lardeau-Jack) have ar.tived in-from  the Glengarry group with* some  splendid,samples taken", from the  claims, Glengarry, Prince Edward and  Jim Dandy. These claims are showing up big, and all who have seen them  pronounce them No. 1.  T. Downing and B. Ramey have  finished assessment work on the Black  Bear claim on Poole Creek ; they have  a good showing and the rock ought to  run considerable in gold.,. Assessment  work has al������o been done on the  Wagner group ��������� on Poole creek. The  claim Trapper in this group, looks very  pi utilising and shows some high grade  ore.  The Kootenay Gold Mining Co. are  pushing work on the Sable creek  claims, morn men having been taken  on a few days 'ago: These, claims go  high in gold, silver and copper and  there is every chance of this,, property  turning out something big before long.  Four men are working on -the' Lex-  ington group, ' Poole creek. These  claims have about thelaigest showing  of solid mineral of any in this district.  Tom. McRae has sold his Big Beat  claim���������extension on Glengarry���������to  some parties in Winnipeg.  Nine claims liave been recorded in  this district within tiie past week and  chances- are that quite a few more will  be in before the month of August is  out.        .   . ' ,  Joel Hellway, who had his foot badly injured by a bear some time ago,  is convalescing at Hotel Lardeau. Jt  was a close call for Joe, and it will be  some time before he is able to put on a  boot again,  Tkodt Lakk City,  Aug.   8.-  Vickers and crew  -of  men   are  from Gainer Creek   where   they   have  been building'a trail to   connect   with  llad.iliot,    Black ' Prince    and    oilier,  imuiiiir    -properties     on     the,   Lime1  Mountain.      Owing    to    the   appropriation   not   being  sullicient   for    the  work required,  they   were   obliged   to  leave the trail in an   unfinished   state.  Mr.   Vickers .stater,-   that   c'lOU    will  complete the work.  ' It is a pity    that  the government (which  has    been    so  liberal'iu tlie   past)   could    not   meet,,  this small   demand,   aft   the    appropriation already expended is of no   avail  whatever unless,the work is finished.  ,    Fred. C. Campbell, of   the Bad-shot,  is in town for'a supply 'of   provisions.  His property still.keeps improving   oil  developing.'- According to his smelter  returns his ore, -will   give   him   a    net  profit of ������2-10 a ton., ,    <  Chas. Ilolden, Pete Walker and a,  crow of men arc working on the True  Fissure mine. ,Mr. Cassells, who has '  a bond on this mine,, is 'expected in  .shortly to do more extensive,, works.' ,  Hugh McPherson and A. .J. Bettlcs  .arc' at work on the Old Sonoma. W.  J. Hoar, with a crew of men, is doing ,  assessment work on the C.P.R. group.'  According to latest reports these  properties are showing up ' very en-  couragingl}\ ������     t  This district is evidently going to be  well prospected this season,* judging  from the number of prospectors coming in. Sonic new strikes have been  made lately on the' Duncan slope,, of  an extremely high grade of silver-lead  ore.       ��������� '  Andy Craig is making regular, trips  with his stages to Trout Lake, connecting with the boat from''Revelstoke   at'  Thomson's  Landing,  -on   Wednesdays  and  Saturdays:       ,  A. Dodd,- T. Freeze, II". McLean,  Thos. Downs and C. B. Hume were  among the arrivals in town  yesterday.  -  The Big Bend Reserve.  R. 11.'Lee, surveyor, of Kauiloops,  who returned yesterday from -Tlleeille-  Av'aet, where he has been' engaged in  running lines for the' "Maple .-Leaf-  'people," will start for the. Big Bend lathe early part of next week to ." size-  up" the land upon which the government has placed ' a reserve, prior to  making a suryey of it. The reserve is  located at the mouth of Canoe river.  After 'the Gladstone!  Mr. S. Foster, 'of Kamloop.-j, ' accompanied by C. C. Woodhouse of  that place, have been looking over the  Gladstone claim at Illecillewaet this  week and were so favorably impressed  that it is more than probable a sale  will_he.--e.ftected. > Harry Symons, of  Calgary, was also an interested   party.  Sale of the Slocan Star:---- ���������  The Evening Wisconsin, a' newspaper published at Milwaukee, the  home of Mr. Angus Smith, who is the  principal owner of the celebrated -  Slocan Star niiric, in, discussing the  retirement of Mr. Smith from active  business at the ago of lo. in , its issue  of August 3, reports the probable .sale  of the mine. It says: "Recently  negotiations were begun with Mr.  Smith, by parties in Europe, for the'  sale of the Slocan Star silver ��������� initio in  the Kootenay district of British Col- -  umbiaj which will represent a' SI,-t00,-  000 deal.    This will be dosed at once."  Two More Locations on the Jordan.  Messrs. Frisby and Keighly, who  made the strike on the Jot-dan, north  of Iicvi-lsloko, some weeks ago, returned last night. They ha ve , staked out  two more claim ��������� and think they have  a hoiiair/.a,.  Trail Creek Miners Want More Money.  Trail Creek camp is not very old,  but, it already has a "labor question."  There wcre__wild rumors last week as  (o (he magnitude of I he strike whiih  was said to be in progiess at. the boom  camp ami some were not slow in  predicting a repetition of the scenes  enacted in the Co-iir d'Alenes. A despatch, whi( h went the rounds of the  coast, papers, ������aid I hat the miner's  union had demanded -m increase in  wages, which " the owners uniformly  refused and a .strike was ordered. The  owner.-, remained firm, and t lie strikers  went back to work al the old wages."  But, then, press despatches when they  icferto organized labor, cannot always hi' relied upon. The Itnsufand  Miner says there was no strike lint  that the men have applied for a board  of conciliation under the provisions of  the; Conciliation and Arbitration Act,  'MM'. ".And i������r order., to 'show their  good I'a'th in the matter the miners  went back to work at, the old scale on  Friday morning until'the dispute was  ho settled."  Prospecting for an Old Mine.  Tom. Ifid wards and Hush "t-'irtert  Tuesday to prospect fot an'old claim  on (.lie Seymour trail which was worked in thesixliesand of who.-e existence,-'  probably, only Hush is aware: he being  an "old timer." He says that,five tons  of rock were taken out at thattimebut  the property was abandoned at the  time of'tlie exodus from the Hig Bend  eoinUrv.  River Freight Movement.  - The movement of bullion from Pilot,  Bay has started again. Lam Sunday's  steamers had '2 carloads for Aurora,  besides I carloads of Silver King ore,  3 of Alpha find 1 of Alamo all for  Omaha, and ���������) of Klocaii Star for  Rveiett. Both boats went down loaded with general merchandise, including  1 carload of sawmill muehiuerv for  Three Forks.  On > Wednesday the Kootenay  brought 'up two carioads of Slocan  Sfar ore for Kvcrelt-aud one of Alpha  for Omaha. On her return trip she  parried one earJuad of furniture and  two Of hard*a ate lor Rossiand, one carload of hardware each for Xcl.-ou and  Three Forks and two for Ka������lo���������  making . six .carloads, of lwrdware  which was shipped from Hamilton and  ���������Toi-onto. ' !   ,    ,  ThcLytton,   on   Thursday*,' brought  up'.^cars of bullion from Pilot* Bay   for.  Aurora.'' and returned with a lull cargo  of genet ul merchandise.  l������\������*Mo^ o
THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.
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THE CLEVER WIDOW,
,    ' CHAPTER I.
TUB  NKWCOMEKS.
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" If you please, mum," said the voice of
a domestic   from   somewhere   round   the
' augie of the door, " Number Three is moving id.'' '
I wo little old ladies, who were sitting at
either ' aide of the table, sprang to their
" feet with ejaculations of interest, and
rushed to the window oi the sitting room.1
" Take, care, Monica, dear," said one,
shrouding herself lb the lace ��� curiam ;
" don't let them see us." '   c
" No, no, Bertha, we must not give them
reason to say , that their neighbors are
inquisitive. Hut I think that wo are safe
if we stand like this." - <
The opened window   looked out upon a
sloping lawn, well   uimrned and pleasant,
,w-;h   fu*--/y rose bushes   and a star shaped
bed of bivect William.    Jt was bounded by j
u   low wooden   fence,   which   screened it j
oil-     from     u     broad       modern,   .   new-;
metaled    road.    At    the    other   side    of |
this ioad were three large detached, deep- ���
bodied villas, with peaky  eaves and pmall I
wooden balconies, each standing in its own
little   square 'of grass   and  floweis.      All I
. three were equally new, but numbers one
and two were curtained and  sedate, with
a human, u sociable   look   ro them ;, while
number   three,   with  yawning   door   and -
unkempt garden, had apparently only just jj
.received   its   furniture   and   made   itself;
. ' i cad y'lor its  occupants.    A /lour- wheeler
hi.il driven up to the  gate" and   it,was *c
this that the old ladies,   peering out bird-
litte'fi-oni behind   their   curiaum, directed
' an eager and questioning gaze. -   . '
Tne   cabman   had   descended,   aiuUthe
passenUeis'within  were   handling   out; the j
articles which thev  desired him   to carry ,
up to the house. " He stood, red-faced and .
bliiikiiic,wiih ins crooked arms outstretch- |
' ed,  wln'lc ' a.uiiilo   hand, protruding  from:
'  the window,   kept piling   up upon  him n,
scries of article's the  sight or winch   tilled
the curious'old ladies   with bewilderment.
" My goodness,me J" cried   Monica, the
smaller, the dryer, and   the more   wizened
or the  p.ur.      " What   do you call   that,
'Bertha V    It looks   to me  like four batter
puddings."    ,   , , ,
" Those are what young men box each
other wilh," Baid Herthii, with a conscious
' air of superior worldly knowledge.
*' And those?"
. Two great bottle shaped pieces of yellow
i-hining'wood had been heaped upon, die
cabman.        '   - ���
"Oh, "I don't   know   witat   those   are,
��� confessed Henna. Indian chilis hurt   never
before    ob;ruded ' themselves    upon    her
peaceful and very feminine existence.
These mysterious articles were followed,
however, l)"y others which-were more within j
their range ot comprehension���by a'pair of
dumbbells, a purple enckot-baL',   a set   of,
golf clubs and a tenuis racket.  Finally, when ,
the cabman,* all   top-heavy   and   bustling,
had bt'uigfcied oil- up the garden iMth, there,
emerged in a very leisurely way from   the |
cab a hig.pow erfully built youug man,with a ,
bull pup under one arm .ind a pink sporting j
,   paper in his hand.    The paper he crammed '
into ihe no'eket, of bis light yellow dust-coat |
and extended his hand as if lo   assist, some
���*   one else from the vehicle.    To the. siirprne
of the two old ladies,    however,   the   only
thing which his open palm received was   a
violent   slap,   and   a   tall   lady   bounded |
unassisted out of the cab.    With   a   legal]
wave sue motioned the young man   towaid ,
the door, and then with one hand upon tier
hip, she stood in a. careless,   lounging   at-
Fitudo by the gate-,' kicking he** toe. against-,
tho wail and listlessly awaiting the'return
of the driver.
As  she turned  slowly   round, ..and   the |
' siinslunc struck   upon   her  face,   '.lit-   -wo
watchers weie am i/eu In see that inii ^ery
��cti\(>  and energetic lady   �� ii   ;ar   irom
being in her first v ouih, so I ir that sh-^,.ad  '
certainly c line o'" age again -nice  she f,r t
ptiBoed that landmark m iiie's journey    Her
finely ehisekd, clean-cut n<cf,   v,un s mie
tiling red-Indian about, ti e fu n n-O'un *wm
strongly miukui chock hon*>-, ctiovei, e*...n
at tnat (Usl-iin-e,   l-ai.*-* of   tne motion ot
,i,ihe1t.aB8,ug..yeti-. .��� A id jet:��ne wj.-vtry
baudfiome.    Her features^werey/as-ntm-in J.
; ���'repVse'-: as/those or aVG reek 'bus v-.-'&iid/'iver:-.
. J, great^dark eyes were; ti. re-he d .over, by ~--vo(
;��� /brows'so.black, -isoithieky arid iao;..deiioately.t
^curye'd',\''t'K^
/i harsher details/of the face to lharvebat their/'
���-;��� graceand .strength. - Her . .fig.i-'re,- too, - -./wis;:.
'; straight as a /dart, a Utile portly, perhaps:;
iv; ;but '''cun,ing\"iiito.-.Viii'au'iuricent;/lou.tlines,;'i.
i; which were half accentuated by/the sirainge,';;
'���/��� costume" ..which.\/;sd*e', wore. v-Her 'baft,
.-? .black/ but plenti,fully':,-,hot 'with, 'gray,':'
V/was'-/ .'brushed'' plainly-.-. baiik .-'from ii'er.j
hich -forehead;/and.::..wka.'..gathered t under"!'
'   ~   "           '""     " "   'of.'
As with a whisk-her short skirts vanished
into the darkness, the two spectators���
Mies Bertha and Miss Monica Williams���
sat looking at cmii other in speechless
amaz-cment. For rifty years they had
peeped through that little iwindow and
across that trim garden, but nover yet hid
such a pigli*; as this come to confound
them. ��,
"I wish,"  sa'id   Monica at 'last, "that
we had kept the field.1' ,       ,   '
- " I am sure I wish we had," answered
her sister.    ' '  .
(TO  BE CONTISt'ltD.)
LEOPARD ON A RAMPAGE.
Slie  riiially   Ctiinlu   a   Telegraph   I-nle,
Touches   a !.iv<>   Wire   and  Ii   Kii��ic!��'��l
Senseless. '
A tame leopard, employed by the Bar-
num show, relapsed into savagely at
Bridgeport, Conn., the other night and got
away from the winter quorleis. ' A big
boarhound went in pursuit, and after some
difficulty found the leopard hiding in a golf
field. Not being hungry, having just eaten
a sheep, the beast was running round a big
bowldei to get up an appetite for the golf
players, who were entirely unconscious of
the approach of any other mealtime than
their own.
The leopard was'tamed once, and at the
,beginning of the season used to jump over
a stick In the street parades of the circus.
One duy she bit a piece out of a clown and
wis sent td'Bridgeporc to be further tamed
by Barney Duke, the professional terror of
r.he animal kingdom. She lived in an old
building/'wtiich is being torn.dpwn toinako
room for an new elephant house. The
work men,<-who did not know there was a
leopard on the other'side of the wall, tore
out enough bricks from the back of her
cage to let her escape. She waited until
nightfall,and then got out.
In another part of the leopard house is
a white-eyed horse, used for ring purposes,!
and now under treatment for insanity. In
tlie same building is the boxing boarhpund,
Irene, which has been left behind to nurse
her puppies. She used to perform in a den
with the lions, tigers and leopards. 'When
Mr. Duke went' to feed the white-eyed
horse he found her bitten and scratched.
He 'thought at first she had attempted
suicide in a fit of insanity, but when he
missed the leopard he knew that the'creature
bad got out and had begun to eat his cra/,y
patient. Duke says the leopard probably
did'not like the taste of the liorse, ana>
dropping it, went, to look for something
better. According to.his statement he has
known escaped wild beasts to-sample
a, do/en' animals
before they found something they cared to
eat. One^'of the lions got out Ui3t spring,
and bit small pieces out of a zebra, a camel
and a'bear, but, finding none of them fit to
eat, wentAiid devoured an ostrich. ^
Tlie-hon tamer resolved to go 'leopird,
huiitinir. Ho took a gun-r.nd,the big boar-
hound Irene with him. Her five puppies
sniffed at the horse's blood, wagged their
little tails and followed. Duke showed tn'e
boarhound the empty cage, and gave her to
undeictand she must take up the Ecent.
Irene put her no?e to���the ground, and then
bounded over,, the fence in full ciy, her five
A PBLE|iCRfflCE.!S;
CHAPTER  XVI.
LITTLE CARRIE'S SECOXD LETTER
g*ht.      "VVe all were, and  on  Christmas Da.*-,  too.
j " But. dear Santa Claus, if it is possible to lind iny dear grandpapa this
! Christmas, do! We are in sad trouble.
' My dear little trother itichard nas
i been ill all tlie year, and papa has not
"Dear Santa Claus : Do you remember been    fortunate   in      earning-     money
the letter I wrote  to you   last  year ?��� enough to send him to the seaside in
Of   course   you   received   it.     'William  the summer,  which    the    doctor    said
Harper said it could not miss reaching*  ���u��� do h,im a!1 the soodln the world.
J .   . l^Ve have been tip with  him  so  many
you, because you know everything- that  rjjg.htS(   and  r  ,im  afraidj   dear  Sam^
children say and,write about the world , C]aus> lhat mamma is iJreaking down,
over. Dear Santa Claus, I almost nop-,Tl js not my word ; it'is the doctor's,
ed that you would write to me alter T,Jheard h'ni say s0 to pansii an<] a mt]c
you read.my letter. But William Har- ' ^.^ aflerward j saw pai,a with h3s
per paid that was-a foolish _}'��Pej_^^t j face burl6tl ln fcig hands, andj he was
,- oh, ,so   bitterly !      I  begin   to
things  better   than   I  did,   and  it
*-er sttiu   uiuL \vct��ri. luuiio,!   .i,w'~�� ,7   face   I
you never wrote answers back, because j crvin,
you had no time.   'The wonder is',' said | g��e   tj
thing else. As it moved on in its course,
trees were torn dowi>,telephone, telegraph,
and trolley wires demolished, and ho'ises
unroofed or totally wracked.
At Cnerry Hill, a small village a few
miles from Mt. Hackensack, X. J., it developed , cyclonic fury, attended by the
demolition of the village and a number
of deaths. \\ ithiu a minute after the
storm broke twenty-seven houses, nearly
the entire number in' the village, were
wrecked. The cyclone made a clean path
through the centre of tne place, carrying
everything before it. Houses were unroofed or thrown down ; trees were unpool-
ed, and the crops in fields levelled to the
ground. At the present time it is known
that five aro killed, and the injured are
numbered by scores, many of, them, it is
believed, fatally.
Great masses of wreckage were carried
through'the air by the gale, adding to the
destruction. Among the buildings wrecked
was the Dutch Reformed church,'a brick
structure recently erected. Three large
beams, picked from the wreck of, other
buildings by the wind, were borne, end on,
against the side of the church, and they
went through the,walls like cannon balls.
The depot, standing between the tracks of i
the y   ...
was
a
cyclone wrecked   thirty houses   at Wood- '
haven and a very larce schoolhouse theie.'Is true,' I said to "William Harper. '���*��� ' a(ivjSe me ? can you help me? That
Tnere were twenty" residents of Wood- | didn't tell, because- I don't know. "IjJs why j wanl you t0 t]Ti jUSt a little
haven injured by the cyclone, and two you think Santa Claus will find him?' j harder to find iny dear grandpapa. I
deaths. Several people were picked up by j 'Sure to,' said William Harper; 'don't |pray e'vervP i,i^*lt a *oiiir>-loiig prayer
the wind and carried a block or two. Trees ' you doubt that for one moment, Miss j t Iiat'lie will come and mnk^ dear m:un-
and chimneys sailed through , the air   as if' Carrie.'    And  I'don't intend  to  doubt j |na ]lappy ,     j bavfe no heart, dear San-
^   Claus,   to ,write   any   more.'     God
bHss you for all the good you do ! Your
William Harper,  'how the   old  fellow
Santa
I seems to me that if I had a, little
(that' is what he called you, Santa; monev_not much, dear Santa Clans,
Claus, 'old fellow,' you don't mind, o��|orjy a nttle���It would enable us to get
you ? he said it in the kindest ��� lone) ,out of our troub]e# Everybody is so
manages to get through his work at ainso).rv  f��)r ug<.   but-Ule worst of It is,
And, indeed,' said William"Harper, 'I
don't think It possible he can do everything" that   children   ask   him.'     'That
everybody is as poor as we are. Dear
Santa Claus, if my little brother Richard dies, it will break mamma's heart!
must  bo  the [reason,'  I said,   'why he j gne  wil,' nfcver rec0Ver from-it,  I am
they were no  heavier than feathers.
RUSSIANS  SHOW DIPLOMACY.
of
Emperor   and   Riii|iro��-i Cure   n   ttan
WrltfiiK   Scitrrlloii-.^cr-.o.       r
A youug poet had written a mott
scurrilous poem,' in which he had described
and  libeled not only the empress, but,also
it, dear Santa Claus; and that is why
I am wiling- to you again this Christmas, just to remind you, you
know, because you might have forgotten, 'William. Harper says, 'Jf at first
you don't succeed, try, try again.* That
is what I am doings
"Yes, dear Santa Claus, Christmas is
coming.      Only  think!  It-is  a  whole
veoi- since- I wiote to you.    How time, _
,  ml -    ,does fly  doesn't it ? ��� I  am very  glad 1 alt's   humbls, heme   preparations , had
the grand dukes and duchesses.   The censor j fQr Qne repson   -t brings  me nearer to | been made f'*.r the happy time. 'Iraces
of tlie press went and told the emperor.       i being a woman,  and  then'I can helpjoC poverty  and  suffering were  nppar-
"The  man   had   belter be   sent off  to ��� my dear,  dear-mamma and papa.      l',ent.    'Adversity had pressed upon him
do  help  now as  much   as  I  can,   bull ami his with a hard hand, but every-;
my-fingers are so little !   What I mean | thing was clean and neat.     Mrs. Wy-
loving fiipnd  (but very unhappy),
"CARRIE  WYATT."
CHAPTER XVII.
Christmas morning of that year set
in bright and clear, and in Henry Wy
'it is not a caie
Siberia at once," he said ;
for delay."
"Oil, no," said the empress, "wait a
little, but tell the man I desire to see him
at 6 o'clock to-morrow evening." -
When the poor man was told this'he reins if the lhst hour had come and that the
| emperor (Alexander II.) must intend himself to pronounce eternal exile. He went
to the palace and was shown through all
the grand staterooms, one after another,
without seeing anyone, till at laet ho
arrived at a small, conimonplaco room at
the end of them all, where, was a Bingle
table with a lamp upon it, and here he saw . c]aus.
the empreff., the emperor, and all the grand
dukes and (iuchesses whom he had mentioned in the poem,
" How do you do, sir '!'' said the emperor.
"I "near that you have written"a most
beautiful poem,1 and I have sent for you
that'you may read it aloud to us yourself,
and 1 nave invited all the grand dukesin-cl
duchfcLse's to come that they may have the
pleature of hearinsyou."      __,
Then tho poor man prostrated himself at
the emperor's teet.     ,
fiend me to Siberia, .sir," he said ;
"force me to become a soldier, only do not
compel me to read that poem.'*
"6, .sir, you aro cruel to refuse me the
pleasure, but you will not be so ungallant
as to refuse the empress the pleasure of
hearing your verses, and she will ask you
herself."
And the empress asked him. When he
had finished she said :
"1 do not think he will write any mere
verses about us asam.    He, need   not   go
is that when I am a woman I-shall
! be able to work and earn some money;
because, dear Santa Claus, it is such
a hard struggle and papa has to work
so hard.- But do-not think that he. complains. ,No;�� he is always cheerful,
oi* always tries to be; but I can't help
thinking sometimes when lie smiles, at
me that 'lie is not quite happy. 'Perhaps it is because we have'had a dgal
of trouble ,this. year, though mamma
says there are others worse off than we
aro. That is quite true, dear Santa
'  It is dreadful  to  see   things !
att-w'as silting in a chair with her
youngest sun Richard in ,lier arms, a
weakly and delicate lad, and she was
gazing wistfully and gratefully upon
her little daughter Carrie; who,-'assisted by William'Harper, was busily engaged in household duties. Rachel
Wyatt" had just' come out of a sickness,
and'o was'not strong enough to take
these duti-*.'s upon herself ; but, apart
from'the grief little Carrie fell for her
mother, nothing, to judge from appearances, could be more congenial to her
than the task upon which she was en-
Papa had.no work for, ten weeks , this i gaged. Henry Wyatt was writing in
year. The office in which he was em-j a corner, copying a manuscript. Tor
ploved for such a long time was sud- which lie was to receive n few shillings,
d'enly closed, and he had to find an-I Such a chance was not to be thrown
other.
to  be  sold    ���...���..  , ., .
they   were   not  worth   much,   she   did I thus employed. <   Every now and then I
cry   over   them   so   before   they   w.ere j he turned his head  and gave his wife,
a tender look and gave Carrie a kind   '
���losed,  and  he  had   to   find  an-   aucn a cnance  was  not  io  ue  ���..-���.���;���-���������
Some pf our pretty things had 'away,  and it' was ,no .violation  of  the ]
sold,   and   though   mamma  said | spirit,of Christinas that he should  be J
minutes running along in am** e tile on their I ver!.,-   .,     .    r  ,   _
iirsJieoi-ard  l4t.    *��� And   I'm   .-Umcrfif   to �����*V�� ^   ^ %  eon,pirMy ,
taken away ! She said to me once, 'I
think if your dear grandpapa knew the
trouble we are In,"my dear, he would
come and help us.' 'He will come one
day, mamma,' I said. 'Heaven grant
it !' said mamma, with the tears running down her face. 'Heaven grant it !
It will be a.happy day.'
"Papa , siiH keeps up his . evening
classes, and he wrote a poem, which T
learned'by heart, and read, last week
to a room full of us. I dkl tremble
so, dear Santa Claus. But everybody
was kind; they said I. read it beautifully, and papa and mamma were quite
ly smile, and once or twice Carrie stole I
behind hinVquietly, and. , pressing her
lips to his-cheek, as quietly stole aw-iy
again and proceeded with her duties,
ordeiing William Harper to do this
and to do that with a merry hnperions-
ness which was delightful to witness."
Trouble and grief' were in the humble
home, but Carrie's bright spirit lightened the burden.-
"No turkey this year, Miss Carrie,"
said   William Harper, ruefully.   ,
"No,   William   Harper,"    said     little
Carrie, " we can't expect ir every year
th.it leopard didn't walk backward fo as to
fool me. -I suppose she did not think I
would   run her   down by scent,','  said the
airaiiiht tlie   emperor   and   was   sentenced
to  Siberia,     llw o\es were Danda-jen,   aud
he wa- put in adaik carri��g<-,and for seven
trainer, later. . . duvs and nmhts they traveled on    and on,
On \ lied Bathwells   mrm was   round a   aajs ami ������-..���������.. -.-.<=.>    ���    _ ���
uiJim    ' ,   "       , ,    ., .���,���   onlv stopDinc to take toofl.    At last tie lelt
den   she-1 p.    Jti lunuiar vein haa been i.orn ' "-"'J -������'J-*- ,"*> ,    ..c:.��� ��� ���.���,���.-.���
V* .  .wi  ������,...- ,.,���,,      l-Ir-n    t-iev '""St I ave leachui Siueria, and in the
onen -...d m��j��onwbl.,oct ��*������ gone     Hoe > ^rcci^a that the   car-
lor i whlb* -. -at  s<- l, but toon    "'���'"',~.1- 'V**- ".  i ,
till? t'o ' w la
cok up the Mail iciui.
Bennidai-owfa-.r,   n^e"--1- s-t<'P"'-
proud.     It Is very sweet to have such I Santa Claus has so much to do.  There
happiness, and such dear parents as wc
have got.      [ told you last year about
my little brothers, Henry and Rich.ird.
Henry i�� gi owing stronger and strong-
ht-
are so many others !"
" Yes," said William Harper, thou
fully. " there are so many others !"
William  Harper  was  in   lew  water
mil
nr'ij   'or an  anpetue,   **. ai
\\ hen   -ne -aw trie dog, tne
w4Uin_   in |
the It-np-iri*
jiM a n -si ana **ti::.
Te'iooen, leurf i o=ei) pursued, r^-n
nil' a mm >i,<1 -her* aii tins 1 -p a tro 1"*.
ro e V\ hen in* *;c to tie* ton s'le -ou-,it u
i ' ve **i,e ml."' .o   ,ie  j'oun i urcons
, tikfL'rom ins ejes, anu-
he wis in ins own
hoi f ' H> nad been ilr.vfn rou.Kl and round
s^ Pe e-sbuig the wnole unit , but the
jri*;lit cured mm ,
er,  biit       jhard,  poor dear,
be   -"trong    I   am   afraid,   and 'that   is
what  on pa   and   rramnn  think     Th^\
tne    D,ndagt   was]a]e  so   sad   sometimes  when   thc\   f e
Ker Search
; Althouch   mucn js-saiapt;, tne-. l.m pertly
cibu?;-' ���"- -rh4'b;-arriound ������aud.rlei*' :pu.j>p'ies'.'{.  .      .    ..... ..
?*3rAiv&u*oa:'ner):--'n1v:wer,e;ce:at-.n'otT,^      ^"n.c'e.:or clerks iri dry.-goo,ds stores,'there.aro,
���d!fiiJvrityV?iy;tfe-.seeu'e,'r.''-'.0a
;irn-::id:t:V.i:;!ef>pa-a's.i:*ieck^aR;d .wh'en-i'she;-;/^"^-':;^^;'^
���recoveren.Her'sefiaes '"     " "'      ""   """"'       '	
���spL.ikmg oJ it Dcai Sant.i CI uts T
won't tiouble i ou by willing a lon-o:
letiti, because you must li.i\c so in unto lend ai*-cl I might be kcepir-s ^(''l
fiom --ome othei childien Do ti v and
find m% den Canapn'-a Ricluud and
ask him to come ro us l think lie
would like>��� lis;",'a'h,d 'we-would;;.be^yery
good!:;';The: Gliristmas;card hi' 'ihis^ letter, is for iliini, find- wheh*you (g'ive'it.io
���;    '     ������...'������     ��     l. ���'.'among tnem :\_. .   _    ,
^^v-"*���^''}^^;::.^^^ .mam-.
".-���"'��� ������: :���':���: ������',    'J '���-';     :-S^ ���������>���������, \��� i ���'������=,���������ma.,'sl,writing, aiid mine, ..and Richard.'s,'
e-iousa!i-le,;^npthiiig: betjer, . ���-; -. '. .v,:,^'/;:���;:%an;d' oiii*: hopes'
- 'Wnfriiovor.:a^eciai'?a.lef/o'f:.:anyf.linVbf'
town' l-tgA'n.-i Thfe'-'b'oarhour-a������'���e-i;,;t|iR;ieo-:.
���paVdliWjth ���'hWr'ht-*i.jV,bet,weec ���',h.er''legsj-:.carrie.
nexr,y��in-d'i:''D.;k��'>n(r the;.'.n\'e;'-',>'pyppi.e'V'
.br*ii'gbti\ip:;the':.'rear. ���������i,;,A..- ^^con-i; cdiyissoh'-
cprV5:sted of aviri**'!i;ot''*i;6a,',;W)in,'-i 'kud1;
baliiea.'ab-d'a'poSflemiri .iri;':*fl
iiin 'jioihes.���'.
:a rsmall;   rotind '; feit''",''"hat,';��� -li^e   .that,   ,. ,
;;.^a'*n'aii,,wi'-h.;bue. sprig, of' fee.th.er' i a- thevj'
''������"��� band'ag:.a,;cpn'iessi'6n.'to.'her sex.:;A double-;^
;���   breasted. jacket', 'of ,8ome;'tlark ; frieze-Hke'���
^material fitted closely- to ���������her-, figure Av-.hile .j
.'���v'.'her Straight :blue ..sliir.t, .untrhnmed   and":
Yungathered,   was: cut >i 'so '.siior*;1. that .'the ,
��� .lower curve of''her riiicly turned   legs ���.waa i
'" plainly' visible -.beneath., it,;terminating in', a I
.'..'���pair of broad, flat, low-heelsd-aiid  sq-mre-1
"toed shoes. ..Suiih. was i,be iaiiy wii.o'lounc.ed r
.at   the gate   of mi inner ;''hr.j<-, >i:iilei'    thS;i
, curious eyes-of her two nppr-rstSe tifii-dihors. I
''���'    But,ifh'ftr 'conduct ''arid; upp-YiraiK:-*. ��� .hud'[
.  'already somewhat j.:ir!-i.:il 'upon   tli-jir  iim- <
'���  ited-'atid . preoiHd' ; aeii.^-. of   th�� ���titiies-'   of;
''i' thi.ngj, what w'.ere they   '.<> , think of t[i�� ;
.  next'ltttle; it'of in Uii."- tabbiaii ytv.i nt?, Tho '
cabmarii red and heavy.-jowled ,li!vd.   ,��.i(iie;i
back from'..'InV' labors,  and   hcid   out' his������:'
���';, hand for Hia faro,    The : la/ly ..pah'iic'd'- him a;
.-���' 'coin;/.there wis a;mottir;nt,.of mumbling and !
,���-.'gesticulating, and   s--jUh--ri!y ���nho  had' h-.ni,,
With hotn hands' by the red   aravat.' which j.
:- ��irt. hi^ uiick "and   was  rftiikw'ig. him  an "a
"'.���terrier would   a.'   rat.'   ' i.iigbr, 'across the ;
'. . pav'-i-.ient wshe' thruit hi in;- and, ��� piishin:;;
him up againat th<r whee-.j-'-h'':  banged, iris ;
Mftad there a.iv.jra,t times a^ain.-t, tiu;'-jidn of /
', - hiH own vehicle... -      <.       '.-��� ;   u
'" , "Can   I be  of  any   n.ne to��� yoii, auiir. ?'' j-
asked,.the large youtli,������framing��� ii.iu'iself in |
tJits rrpon'doorway.. ���  i.   ;; '    ���'''������ '���   j
'.     "Not the aJighteHt,".. panted. tlio->.:i'iriigisd j,
'    lady.    .."There,   you  low��� iiiackgu'ii'rd   that |
..will   te-ioh vou .'to'  be . irnperthiinl-. in   <v |
: 'ipdy.;" ..'��� ���'        ,'. .��� :   - .   ��� ��� ��� . -.]
.The   cabman    looked���'.lieiplcssly    al)i,iit!
Idm    ill   a   liewildcred, qu'i-ttionirg    aazc.-j
���'Jim -.one'-, to   whom' alone   oi    all rn.<:n  t.hia J
.iiii.'icard-of and . f.xtrar,r.lin,i.ry -thini*   had;.
happened. ��� ,'l'hen,   rubbing' His   lin.i.d,    h'i ;
'' mounted rilovviy on .to..'tli*),',box . and  drovo ���
''away  with    an   uptoRsed   hand .'Appealing ,
Q.(i    tiic : iir;iv(irxe..    Tti>-    indy    ���"rVo.-jt.hcd ;
'down her.drcHH, pi*ftln:d.bick her hair tm-lrr j
her'iittie.felt hat,  and. itr'.ode 'in    iliro'ugh.i
the hall -).-ior, which vj-m <,-i',-iod behind,her. '���
'"/y:tfpe Cbron;atibn; ..Ghalr:-^;-;!;;:.-
-���������/There'' isoniy one. ,Kr:ghsh Kov-ireign-wrlo
iias sat twice' 13 th�� soropation: niiair.at
^Vestniitigtor Aiiiiey., r-nd ihsl is her p.refient
.Majesty 'Qt]'e.en^;,idtoria, .-w.ho'.-iftt'ih'i't fur
���the"first .'.ime fl.'t'.h��r <-i.��rc-tiat,ion on tha'.'H'h
oi Jii'no; ISSS. - The'. n'e.cpri,d occa-iiop of/.her;,
'doing ,ho; wi-��.'*h,r.n , .Mor.Mije.
at'tlie Thtutk^gi'-iiig -S*-rvu:i> in;th'e A'ti^oy'
' gobdAv-lwaS.a'iinbunced^/om; ��� cther-store/in
i rj.nel-ti'bh, ,-tHere'invariably a ppea:red on ;;the'
fctiy.t iri^rnj'rjg-.'a" wo'iriiifi ivho-'insi^ted^iip'ob
')-^jeing:,3!'.0''yn-'^y.ery!.';a'rV!c'I,?.v^r', ttie-.shelves^
���������ib'un had, neye'r been' kriowriii.o,piirc|i��Bc,any
; tnln'-v .:' ��� '���- .-. '.; ':;���;��� ;,. '. ''. ,���'., ':��������� ���'.' ' , ������������
.j.',' Tiie"���s.iore.-Va.i.not ,,a������ jarga. one, and;; it
I iiatl JalUri'to- thi;' jot of one ulftfk in partic-
i uiar'u/.wait upon'..,this* .vromun again, and
'j ia'asn-..- ,' .. '������' ;���'��� ���'' ' ',��� ��� ��� .'..;'. ....'." ,' '; :,;. :
i'   "At In's't tnere.carne a;,day Who;n' a,sale of
ove,"
and pa 'pit's; '.��� too',;; that
he:is.well; arid iliappy 'inwhatever patt
of the world =.lie niay^be.:": ,Ahd'-;i.)iei-e
are some kisses from -lis,.all...;:'"" ���'''���'':-���.�����''.������ ������..'
:.: ���'"���.;.; 'T' rem'ain,./:de'fir- Santa:Ciaus, ;,vi^
":','���'���"' ''���'���' i;.V: .MYoiir loving.friend, .".
;,-������','' :;V.Y\;.:'"carrh3::WYAtt:"-:
L'lTT.yECArtRiE'S: THIRD ���t'ETTBl-l:;
:';';'.'';B'eai*' SaiHa;'Ciaiis;~This is'^lhe; third
year, /.and.. t.the'.shnw V is all oyer ''.the
gr.ourid.-|';E^;eryl.i6d^-v;"'s'a'ys-it1;''is;{goin'g';-'to
be, a;ii'-rd :Win|er.    I ,'a'ih; s'on'*y,'and I
for rmr Jubiiee.-.'vtt :-U>e -ii t.t.t f<f J un <i,::) * * ,,
wlie.n :'ahe'��*-t i:�� *.hi: oiiair 'ilurm'-g -t:'ii^-!.'C-r.
vi<:(V>u.t,ri,iibd(-d by her'iihsJdi'V'-.ij' arid i*rW*i<b;
ciiihirft-',' ">;,-;c'ial'.'pr��y*ri': w<-r,(;--o:i.er��.T ioV,
her S!.a:*^sty7 fti)<!,.af r.^r tii'e. S;ftii*!l!i1t:wi:,.-iii.l
when "'.he prescribed- -.cer��i*r;orii"ii..,w;*iB ji!ii*li- '���
ed', th'-X'-i'-'in'-pibrr-.'-'wl. ��,ll r.ri����-i/i>JniVJers'..of.'
her f.'u'ni;y"-pi'C-';n't.. ��� ;Th�� '-h^ir,'. w|,i'ich'Wii.i j
iirat ViK,;d 'at* t.h��, uor,;..,iia!.i"(, <-if Kdwiird'-i,-|
oii 't;ie;l!h!t w.' Augiwt; J-iTt,-is t-inniar m;
Hfiap�� 'to the-bi'iii-backf-ii clinirs faijhi-niii.Oae j
in Kngiftii'tl ii boi'i t n. cen'ttiry"and a'b';d f, age/;'-;
its height-iH nix fe-'tfl��.vr:n inchea, Hi doptb }
twenty��� five 'in-ohft?,' iiud ttie br<.'/.,<!ih of th.j j
seatI-int-n��'.,r.!-.l insi���-,.ei; ������.wwiiy-cightir-eiif!.",/!
At.-.'the.' "u'.-ight.of nine ihohcii .from.,-;-:*!.-* |
ground in'a led ire swbioh ='upp'.rts t-i'e'.Stori.e,;
o'filJv-itinv, whjfi-h Kd-vard. liirqugrit frotn |
Senile I'a'aefi. ��� ,,'..- . ';''���'.��� ���".' ���
'"' &tt'e'ii'ded f-'b|ivi)kftVs.',vyan' -iiinoiiheed. .- Iviriy  the next j
"''    '""���"   *'' : i.n'ortdi'g   ;ii'!;' vvorn.h-ti. ni.-*��(ir-;dy    -iiid'i for;i
;iie*��,riy haif'iii .-hriirr-lrii- -jjiiticut ek'rk di'n- j
i-laVL-1. i/'ii'itlc*!-!'������'���"I'fi'.-d:- t-n��:'y:.-. *��e>e,-''hoaped.-,        ..,,.���,.
'in ^sM'-ili him; '   Atia.��^ .���iiuYoiin'.-ed | offain.!: -x ou -were so good iq me. last
sorne.tlmos' tliiiik if f ���'iviivc 'a rich'iady
what :i"twould -do witii::a, great:deal of
rii'y money, r wo11I'd;make'-a good inaiiy
po.or people happy,-��� dear, .'Santa-; Clnus,
,.."T.H> forgive - ma. for...*\vriliiig   to . y:bu
will  never! He-   hud   been   out   oC   work   for   three
months   and  a  few  copp>'r��  wore   the
whole of his loitune       Wh.il wondn
then   tint  Simla  Cl'ius  had   loigotten j
tin   imke\   '     Dut theie w 's a iicnn*-
to\    loi    e leh   ot    the   childicn,   and    i|
fi endh  and her^ll^   hand* h il.v. lot   \li   |
and   i\lis     AM alt,    and   s>nin.u      {,01111 I
wisiios J01   all        In  lieu  <*>�� the  tuii\tvj
thc-ie   was a  piece  oi   Krf   pin chased!
b\    Ciiiie,   vuh    W iI'kiiii    Hupti     nl I
course,;at 'her/clbow^oii'- the, li'r'evious.-;,
ni'ghtlv' / -This'was^''.a'.,-;m6s't...dinp.6'i'ta.iit:-;''
:bn'terprisc^
'-t'alic,/;;-biit-;-. sliej'-;,4a,riri'ed-.--
.fuily^'spend ing;.i-i);ot/;.ki^ J
th.'ey��� --''c'ciiu.l'.u,'���';aIXc'rd//-f0)���: alie^GJiristirias;'
/diiineri.v^hiclivCOnsiste'd; in/adelitionfttb:
/tlie.-.-'nVbr,,'p'^
diiig;:' :tbatywas';;Out ,of���./-the;,'q'ue's,iloi,i-'.'in
such- hard:, limes'.'- ;^.:j,':, .;..."���; '���'";;';'' ���;.'��� ^[������'���^ ";:'.���
,-, '''Tliere;'^'said.;Henry;/W
tiie'?l->lottiii.gViffiper'".!over the,'lastpPnge/,
of; the manuscript,;:'' thatls done,v^pw;'
���Ave ,'a.re-; going: to .be :iiappy:''v,: :,���;:,;.;.,.
.'-.'.bespite/lh'sir.. desperate 'strait/despite-.
tlie ract-thWt, tlie;futui-e 'had .never,- been..
"so dai-k^as -; it'.', w,-is : t.heii,.' tliey -'were
happy/, -' '--They ate^ and.''enjoyed- ilieii--
modest .dinner,: and the afternoon''was:
parsed :in:loving, converse.;.;Henry,:^��y-.
alt, had '.always- something <'to/-'say when' j
he"satAvlth liislfaihiiy;aroun(l;hiin,.somc-;
��� st'oi'y to: tell;/some;'_ lesson 'to/impress ;
and   110/ ���sweeter, picture ;'of" lioine. .liiy.'/
t   :n-fi.--r:.*:t"r.��
' " ���''."���'.'Viry' wini ���.���'.'
ti-ntiy .V.-ik'i!!-g-.u{j
looking fi-rr
rfri't Vno-tir.     ;':   > '-���.'
.),'.' -r.-i,d"-ti.t.. w*i((ift;ii
i?.;r:'.-i(.Vri(!.f,-.sg
a '/i-i'-r,'.),"
���������   " Ma i,irn,.:' WU'*--1no <Ai:
pfrf--('tr<-Kp.;ct,  '* if viii 1
Viir.jizi:' ' l-r.-it   yit-.r 'fr^ud-
bia'onev*."') ivd.i-g'i tr,rou^H'-'.���kTn'i'i-Mirc-."'  ���
(.'rrti'-'ubti'Mliy. ::h':,'*:iitvtfi it rfti.il fiunming
j,,.-- ���<..-.--j';h.. !>����� f*t!-,'er rfir���';:���;viornt, 'but ".pat. on'i
1 iot\v;lt.hkla 11 ding its sad������ feat.11 i-es,'c'o'.i 1:1
* yea I-. that'I. think yoii.woh't mind Mio
trou'lil'i   J.-am   giving, yoii.      It:- was
d**/'..' ''.-'..
��� r-.now-.r! -..tier- iKi.m'ir,
hid 1 Her
���'��� I was i-r-i:r.f) a si'ji-j��.Hsc,' t ho'.'iijny' before C'lirist-
',   '  '���',    ".     -.''; rnnsi' /y.-h.-m-.Williau'i ,Ha:rp(9r'' ca'in'o-'Mn
k, in it  tone :or/.witli'ii blic box' o.n, his shoiild-l'i-.! ;-'i\:l(ini-
n;k 'h'/ri-iK any i rna  and' papa   iv-re  fiway,   and '.������'I.'.'-'w'ns
isi;fittWnx -'''ti��P*i'j|'.aio-ne'. with  little Rle-hard   and  i-R-ni-y.
riiilKlde  in--   bor  -was :wi-itu-n���   'From
Ka-itVCbuiw (0 -MlHs/C'iin-ii.) \V-.vatt.'';A.iv.l
,i'r*L-.l(K-,'lhe -b'.-ix Uy.rr<:'yvtn'c 'the- fiTerit tii.i;.'
k(-y,you;:'K.;;iit  u-c,  ;ui'l' the i/ociok-ljock
���fo'r..papa,- 'arid,  U/e  ,|.,;iir   of  gloves':-[-br
; nifi-rnnia .r-hewc-yer did you gt-t to' k'tirny
' / ,  ' ���' '.. -iher/Kizo ?). .  arid   r i'1 <-  doll'i-i ..hoimi ! for
tiio Wr/e 1 'rf>"' aMn''-tho/ho.rse'.-and cart for .Henry,
iii.w/,r'ld, I and.the ,boic   of  .';o)dlc-i-.'
/ On, 'how 'good' It
f 1 ii '.-'<���
that
' ,    A TERRIBLE CYCLONE."".
,V.-w   Vorli,' iinHI    Vli'.r'iiHy'" VMllfViI ��� Many
rernons    Kili.ed���'.I   Vn-il  . .iiivrffini ' <>t
. I'nwrly !lt;-l.!*��y'"l. ���-��� ; .'..''
������'A deHpateb from -New: York says :���,Thb'
.first oyciorio, in 'many years struck '.New'
York and vicinity 0,11 Saturday ofterr.oon,,
killing. Hflyorai. p<:r.H<,iiH and ;' wrecking a
litrg'n. amount of valuable '��� property.. The
cloud, w|ion first ne-m,' was funnel. shaped,
find hung, very low,', near the gro-id. At
tho upper frid wis a red spot thevt; appfiarod.
more like an inoande-iccnt light  than   any--
, ���'���--.:   Scholas-tie Item.
The'tri''31. 'ove.fworked,-bj;d 1
liiTi'r :ri.!-.iiojt-';';'o6riy paid m-'.n 1
ia' fhe (ierrcan n-V/r-'-icil .���tfi.��crier.- --H-i.-i .-'-iidftry-, p��. 'how good  It ;wa.w of  you ;!��� I , shall
;'���!"btv'r'-iy ."u'ffic;-:!!.-, to prfey?,nT.-iiu -tody and '; never; never -fp.rge,t'-it !     ������-.''���'.'.
soutfri/m drifting -*p*rt, ���/   "l\   V ' j,    " J^tt v/.J-j -Vu-, ;,u |va .cn-i^r* homo at night
'. Ori-j-'d��y ;a��t .S-i-m'm��:r s.' fat,,br'*-wer.. hap-0'ran(l..fif<u.d a(l about it,; and wh(.-h''.VV'ni''.
���^,hu?A to I-?.' b-vt.'ji.fi;;-in a' ''fltre-im,.' wii<in he j Harp'n' came Info' th-i 1 noin, ��� looking
f.,'..foeiv4'I the r,miiciated form o/.'.'.vj vilis-ge | ra lliur tunny, f ' though,t . I did ;,not
Kp'-d-i^ogi,.-. ^ I lie br-jwor-a'iip'l'ih/i wieidor | quit..-, u'mi ���:������:���������'.-<'rid y.-!i.;it. fath'-r nicant by
���ik,i'r.:;.r'-y/ilfiarn' 'Ifarp-.*c  by  tlie. hand
"Hi* brew.-r. an if
of" t.ri's rod why h'ft'-did.rjot   lave'r.!-! '.pe-r.ion-
.in the-p-il.'utiid   wavorf. l ������''-..���
fiwi-i'V my r.'ii'r.iry   do'en   not' silw' rrif,
to in<\uU>�� in *uoh   e,it,r.'-.v.igf-ri--!��, "w-i'i tho
r��pi'y; '���.,',' ''���   ��� '- ��� .' : ���������
it  don't c.-;'tyoii .'my rnop'iy. to   bathn,
rf-ftp.'/M-lofl. ihfl )i.r��'wer..
' Oh, y"''1 It--drxif!. Afi.'ir t'litblng I , am
all'i'-it'id with ,mu;b a ravftiioiM app-itlto that
my monta'd ai-biry only laH'i,H rni two Weeks.
No, bathing in f'/f rich p'-.opio.
Ho' iT.,;i.i;.:i|y,' s.-iying : 'f.t-is vi-ry1' foolish
Of'yon, V' ry fooH.'di, iri'1'..-ed.!'' ' Fool-
l-di,'!'' cri'iilfVillKuri H��i'(:'r ;/'to bring a
box .for 7.II-,;i' Cfifrit' from Santa Cliius!.'.
Tj/i':/:Iu think it fooli.-iTi,MisH Carrie?'
''f, think It. v.vry' kind., of you,,'WI1-
l'lnrri' l.l!i.i*p'-,r,' I. .---aid, 'and T don't know
how-to tlKuvk, yo'u/ji "' W'.-ll, y/ell !' papa
mi-id.,  find'   he'. vva.4   yfcry ��� happy... tli^'tt
nave been"rcMinil. throughout the great
city than.-wns seen in the'���'humble/' robin
in.'spitniflelds.;.;,/.: .'/ :'' /- -;;;-/ "���''���'���;,".-'
."I am glad 'it'does .not,snow'," said
Henry'; VV/yatt.'-," Nlg-lit/hadyfallen'; ,and'
they; .were sitting in partial, darkness:.;
���I-t1 was ic.tfincy of Rachel W.vnit's tlrt.it
they -'.'should sit, thus. ' /" The -snow1 Is.
pretty to look- at/but there is a" cruelty
hilt, 'nev-'i'l-li'iiless..".''.-, ��� ,:   .      -',
" Hspecially to, those,"; said- old. Mi".
Wyatt, ',' who Have" no overcoats.;'���';���;,
- Just, as" these .words,v/ere spoken' a
kn6c-k at 'the street 'd.o'or-^yas .heard.
'..."" Tl.r.t'.is for- its,"- said Hc-nry Wya.tl. ;
for- '.Richard. "'1 Woiidei; whoitcan be;".,:. .-/,/;.
' " Don't move," said William'-'Harper ;
" I. will go aiid open the fjp'pr'.";....:' .'. ���
��� Theremuat'have been, some'difficulty,
with the lock; for'he; was g'o'iie" a/l6ug
time, and little Carrie was on'the point
of following hirn, when he re.-entered,
the rooin. ,., , ���   ,'        .    /���     , ��� ' ;"'".-.
'.' "Whois it ?" asked H,enry;Wyalt..;'
" AR in good, time,"/.was William's
singular.reply ; " all iri' good time !"
���His voice sounded .strangely tothsm.
There was.a singular tremor in it.    ,;
" Rlg'ht the candle, Carrie," said Airs.
Wyait. ������'.  ''',.',    ��� " '"���:
" No. no," said Willinm Harper,"don't
do anything ,of the., sort., As an, old
friend., it is jlot much to' ask." '   ,
It certainly was not'much to ask,
but from the tone in which, the request
we= preferred, William Harper seemed
to consider :t of great importance. Carrie Wyatt did not attempt to light up
the room.
" Is there anything the matte* with
jou) William Harper ?" asked old Mr.
Wyatt.
" No, nothing," he replied ; " that is,
nothing bad. What - should be the
matter with me, eh 1"   ��� '
" Who is it at the door?" iExjuired.
Henry Wyatt.
"All in good time, all in good timet"
again said William .Harper.    ,
" Upon my word," said Henry Wyatt,
" I think I must go and see for myself."
But' to carry out this simple design
would have been difficult, for William
Harper had closed the room door,' and
had placed a chair' against it, upon
which lie was .sitting.
" You are very fond of telling stories,
Mr. Wyatt," said William Harper,
"and you tell thorn wcdl and beautifully. Would you mind listening to
a little story I have to tell ? It is
very short."
"Tell  it bv all means/'  said  Henry0
Wyatt.
Hut Willinm Harper did not immediately  proceed   wilh   his  story.
."It is a hard winter," he said.
"Yes,"' said Henry Wyatt, "it is a
hard  winter, William."
"And life is a hard fight," said William Harper.
"Yes, William," said Henry Wyatt,
"and life is a ljud light."
Rachel took her husband's hand and
held it in hers. ��� (
"We must all do our best," she said,
In- a tone so gentle and sweet that it,
brought tears to the eyes of the men.
"And submit to the will of God."
"Never was, a better best than yours
and your husband's," said William
Harper, "and you will meet with
your reward."
" T pray to Heaven ! I pray to, Heaven !"  murmured  .Mrs.'   Wyatt. ,    ,
" William Harper," said Henry Wyatt, " there is something on your mind.
Let  us know it,  quickly."    ',
"You snail know it very soon," said,
William Harper. - " As I was saying,
it is., a hard fight, this life of ours.
There is sorrow in it, there is trouble
in it, almost deeper sometimes than
one can bear, but there is always
light !" ' ���   ,
"Yes," murmured Mrs. Wyatt. and
her- head ,snnk upon her husband's
shoulder.      "There is always light."
,'" The story 1 have to tell," said William 1-larper, "in about a little girl
whose namecwas " He paused a moment before he, uttered it���" Carrie."
" Carrie |", oxclaimed tlie child, creep- .
ing closo -to him.  , , ."
"Yes, Carrie," ,he said. "To think-
to think, that three years ago, out of \
her own head, she should have written ���
a letter tu Santa Claus, begging him lo
fifsist her in the inrthernneo of a wish
thai was very, very dear to-* her nio-'
tlirVs  heart."
."William !" said   Rachel  Wyatt, half   ,
rising  from her chair.
'"To think," continued William Harper, " that she should have written
again last'year Lo Santa Claus a letter
that must rravr-, done the old -fellow .
good to read, aiid Hint she should
again implore him to try and( discover,
���whom do you think ?"
" Hor "dear grandpapa," whispered
little Carrie ; hut low as was her voice
il was heard by all  in  the room.
"Yes,"' said William Harper, "her'"'
dear grandpapa, hor dear mother's father, whose'presence lie're^woiild bring
a blessing I To Hunk that she should
write again this year to Santa Claus,
for the t'hird time, repeating her wish,
and thanking him for the turkey and
the other things he was'so good as to
send  her twelve months ago !"
' \\ lib,, 111 William '" c-vClaimecl Mis
\V\alt ' loi Hi iven's soke leheve mv
suspense ' U is not out ol idleness j ou
-uo lclatint, tins to us "
"No,   ih-��    Wvatt,   it  is  not out  of
idleness,"   '.-.id   William   llaipei.      "I
no\ci   felt in  a  less idle mood  than I
do at  this   moment.      And   to  think"
he losunud, " th.tt in not one of these
ieiters"did:little:;Carri(?.put;;hei' address,---;
-rind Santiis'Glaus/sb/biisy��� a's/he-''.iS'!/Do \::[
-you'-'ithifil^
-icitertei^^^
tli a t'Zh^ - d id/no ti. take, t hem /to h" is hear t 'lp^
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/grandi;ih'.p'a-:. was.?///Aiid;/dp/you': think -;,,
that^Saiita-'CliiiVs. ������e'yei^'-a'll6^-s::.'himsoV!:-;j,:..-
, to  be -.-ben-ten' ?���- No;: Li tlie'-'/ Carrie's, let-t;,:
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ling.���liaiids-were'/upon;him.. ,', - ���;������'.'/ I������' ���.':
'���} ''/My-dear/ father 'is here, !'-'.;she said; .,;
her voice-aJmbst; drowned, hi tears. ���'. "���:,
��� '*' He/is here./f H/was lie. who knock-; ;;
cd-at'"��� the; door.'jiist: how.":;;.-;;/,:,:���:;,:,;-:
.- "^L'et'jne go lo.him | / You;have not-;..-,
rciiised'hoi",ss in hie oiily t.o>eriish, then;, ;.
and/kill me'.'!,. Let me.'-gb:; to-him ! ;,-
Kafiier!- fathc-r .!"'���-���'. . ��� / - ��������� ''���'���' -'- ���'-'���'���::-' |-',
'.' 'I lenry'i-Wyatt drciw.: Wiilinin ^Harper;;: -
from his chair ./and opened - the door; .
Iri-".the darkened -jipace stood the form:,
of .a;maii;/|n:/f'n'vattitiide of: siipplica-
Hon. 'wiili, his arms, on tat rc-tebod.    ,
" Father"!.iny, dear,' father !"   ; crlc-d, '
Raclief:'//'' ,  ,/;://' .'���-.''���'��� " ..'���-.; '.'-../ ./.';-.''��� : ���'"'
-,'"Rachel I",vt. ' -;-' ...' ���"��� / ,-   .���';���- :
,,'And;/the 'next. ��� moment the , faithful
woman was gaUieredtO; her roppntaiit:,
father's heart;-":,  '��� '���.'  -:':   "'
���'.'' -���,'-.;    ���'*.-.'  ���.'- ;.*    :"; .'.*'.'.' ,i' ��� *    "',.
' -No happi-**-!' Christmas night .than this'-;'.
wfis.-ever known'.'.Love that was pure, ,.,
sacrifice; 'iha't'-vyas noble, had .met with-l ^
their '-reward. -���   In   the  hearts ,,of   all- -
who' were, gathered ,' in ;, that ..humble:.,;
room   a" Christmas  light -was  shining,
which, in' the,1 bright .'future that .spread
before them,, was:-the'/certain  harb.in- ,
ger. of , deeds of charity and- kindness,���  ���
which would fall. like=dew��� from hea.-.;.,
veil /upon many, weary toilers In life'd .
hard battle'. Thus shall Richard Ingle-
field's soul be purified..     And upon .r.im
and His, ahd: upon all who hold outa'
helping hand to'their struggling:,-brothers '��n<l; sisters who are fainting by -
the way, God's mercy shall rest. ..;,'..���   , .
'���'   ���    v- --J-'-l     THBiEN-U.
"Scaggs is getting fatr"said Willoughby.
"He's developed a double' chin." "Well,
he neededit," said Parsons. "Eisonginul
chin was overworked." :        i/.
mmammnBaimMtgmmsBBaBiiMttiiBGm&B&i THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.  THE HOflE.  A Home Made Iee'Eox.  If not provided with a refrigerator for  the summer, and if you have not a good,  cool, well-ventilated cellar, let John make  you one as follows : Get or make two  bczas, , one a foot smaller than the other,  set  one   inside the   other, and  pack  the  mash with a wooden spoon ; add as much  sweet cream as you have of mashed fruit,  and to each c-uart of the mixture' add a  quarter of a pound of sugar. lieat until  light and foimy. Serve in curs or glasses  with delicate cake.  To Hake Bananas!���������Some bake for fifteen  minutes in a hot oven, then remove the  skins and sprinkle with pepper and salt.  To be eaten hot. , '  Another way is to remove one section of  the skin and with a spoon handle carefully  loosen ti'ercst ; place in a pan, the (.nen  slue" up ; sprinkle with sugar and bake in a  moderate oven for half iin hour. Serve in  the skin3. Those wno use wines,at ail, put  a tablespoon fill in. each banana as .they  serve them.     ' " '  FOB THE JAPANESE BLAH  PECULIAR   BUDDHIST SERVICE  THE TE5IPLE OF IKEGAMA.  IN  ALBERT EDWARD'S JOKE.  space with sawdust. Se. the thing down  on the cellar floor. Each box must have  r hinged cover, as per diagram,, and at the  bottom of the inner box is to'be a Blatted  rack for ice to rest upon. The drip water  can escape by,a ' bored hole'and piece of  tubiDg out into a dish.1 Inside the inner  box arrange cleats for shelves to rest upon,  Altogether you will find this a 'very satisfactory ice box, the air in it being sweet and  pure and colder than in most refrigerators.  Have two 3ets'of shelves, so that when one  set is being cleaned and dried, the other  can be in use.       , '  ,  For Home Dressmakers. -1  -   Those  of our readers  who do ttheir own  .dressmaking  know-how   trying an   under-  ', taking it is to attempt to fit one's waist on  oneself ; and all know how tiresome it is to  siaud for the dressmaker to do it,especially  in these days of artistic waist draping, says  a  correspondent. ,    If  any   one   tells  you  that the latter-day fancy  waists are easily  made, better discount' the information,'for  they are not.    I know they look as if1 they  were sort of thrown  together, but therein  lies their art,  and it ie a studied, art, too.  If you have tried'- your own hand at one or  more   you'll   understand   liovv that  can be  '    and   if you have observed   the dressmaker  you   have   very likely^ noted  that  she has  kept her victim standing longer during the  <��������� fitting of,a modern,blouse eit'ect than of an  ' ordinary tightiy clasped arrair. '  Wnat shall we tio, *o make the arrange-  , ment of our garmeur.s, either by outsoives  or by some one else, a more comfortable  undertaking? Some ladies have adjustable  wire forms, some have stuffed forms made  according to'their measurements, but these  are quite expensive. - I relieved my own  distress by miking a dummy by stuffing,a  well-fining waist with rags and batting,  and thus 'havej something on which.to fit  ��������� and drape and get the prospective lay of  collars, revers, etc., ad infinitum or rather  to .the .extent ,of my needs, without any  danger of calling out sighs'and perhaps  more forcible attestations of physical weariness. A half-inch-in jab of upinMs just  the same to it as a caressing pat.  As to method   of  procedure, use an old,  well-fitting waist rather thau a fitted lining,  because the mere lining  will   be   more apt  to stretch.    Take in the seams  somewhat,  that- the   waist may be more   nearly  your  own exact size ; in regard to the arms, the  waist, sleeves will be  larger'than your own  arms, so take your arm measure atehfletent  points and   at  the arm hole���������here pretty  tightly, if you  expect to sew in the sleeves  of the waist���������then make 'the  waist sleeves  according to  the   measurements,      As   to  sewing  in the  sleeves,";!   I wore to make  another or to rearrange my dummy's arms,  ' 1 should   stuff  the sleeves   separately and  merely attach to w-iist by their tops. ���������   1 am  convinced that the   new waists   could,then  be   more easily  drawn onto   the   dummy,  because the aims would swing more readily  ���������more naturally. For mounting the frame,  use a stick long enough to aelmit of haiipin'g  ' a Bkirt frame.      At   the   end of   the stick  wind    rag3     very      tightly,    tacking    or  nailing     the    first    few    layers    to     the  polo to prevent the completed   form   from  slipping down.      When   a, euflieient padding ot   rags is  put on to  support  a  cor-  Eet, arrange around the padrliug an old one  already shaped ,to your form���������if you wear  such, if not, beg one of some one similar to  your size.    Over the corset place the waist  and stuff with batting to fill out the shape  of the waist as nearly ��������� as you   can.      The  corset acts as  a   support to   the  waist, in  which u. is also well to leave the stays. For  a standard, I have a neat three-legged one,  the  contribution   of my   young   brother's  skill, but an equally serviceable one can be  made by nailing to a 1 J foot, square board,a  piece of scantling  in which a   hole to contain   the   lower end  of the pole tins  been  bored.  SOME ODD USES FOR PAPEE  HORSESHOES    AND   COFFINS    ARE  NOW MADE FROM WOOD PULP.  ,Um> a <������<i(><t iiul'iiUoii or Si lie I- M-tii-irnc-  mred ���������Kails for Mcni.i Itii.-s.U, *tV:i-ti  idle, urn-., Ciir VHieels anil llan.v  Other  I'm-:ii! TliiuSt Itn-lc'or I'liper.,  We have had the golden age and the  iron age and various other'aces, but the  present, will probably bo known as the  wooden or paper age. Paper dress materia!  hiaequerading as silk is the latest invention  in the paper line, and threatens to drive  the silk-worm out of business. Spruce sawdust, cotton or jute waste and alcohol are  put into the machine and come out at the  other end shining, delicately colored, rustling silkrf, suitablo for the most fastidious  lady's govvn. Of course, this paper rsilk  doesn't wear so well as the real fabric, but'  think how-much cheaper it will be !       ,  Enthusiastic paper manufacturers say the  new woman and the new man will dine olf  paper dished. ' It' is not improbable that  the bat ot the future will be an indestructible paper affair, impervi-His to fire or  water.    Over   in   1'aris   any   enterprising  'milliner will be able to show you  , i, -  STYMSIL BOX .VETS AND If ATS  made   entirely of paper, frame, trimming,  ornaments, and all.'    Parasols  of paper do  not seem to have,been.thought of yet,   but  SJitohela  and trunks of paper  are common  enough.    The paper trunk, despite its frail  sound,is the despair of the baggage smasher.'  It refuses to smash,  So elo paperJcar wheels.   They have been  in use for vears on some of the most import-1 ..i ,;,, .,, ..,., ��������� ������������������A ,. ���������      . ,   ,  ..     -,...���������                     ...         .      . i 0l "le passions and the eniovmentoi a holv  ant railroads in tins country.     It must not I ....-.���������     t.    .. .      ,J -    ,, .    -  Ilc-orijiiion oT the Great Itiiildiiis���������Some  or the iitHlilhiol Pries!-.��������� Tlie I'l-Iiop  Is a Man of ftretf Influence lii.l'uultc  AlTair-.��������� -Tlie <'erertnin.vl.a-.teil for Five  Hour-, Continuously.  The temple proper covers perhaps an a;re  f ground, a low, rambling building with a  m .ssive roof covered with heavy tiles that  curl up at ihe cornors, as you always see  them in , Japanese pictures!'.' The roof  covers accommoaations for 300 monks,with  reception room, libraries, reliejuaries,  treasure -houses, apartments for the priests,  kitchens, wardrobes, perhaps 500 rooms in  all, .which are arranged in the Japanese  tyle and separated by sliding partitions.  Some of tnein were of beautifully polished  wood and others of small panels, in which'  paper ii -mated instead of,glass. 'The great  chamber of worship is perhaps 200 feet  square, with frequent, pillais handsomely  carved and painted red. Tlie interior'- is a'  mas5 of lacquer, gilding,banners, streamers  and bron/es, with immense lanterns of  brass and copper filigree, brooze images and  louis'leaves, gongs and drums placed upon  pedestals or hanging from the roof, gilded  stteains, portraits of famous priests, and  quaint pictures in the Japanese style  representing scenes in the life of Buddha  and Xichcrin, who seems to have been a  sort of St. Peter. <   . " '      ' ,  The altar was a pyramid of rather gaudy  decorations, candlesticks, and paper  flowers, with myriads of candies,'burning  incensesticks and bundles of piper prayers  befo-e the images of the diflerent god3. ���������' On  the summit and in the centre of the altar is  a massive afiigy of Buddha, wearing the  inyaiiable complacent snrle. The peasants  think it is a solid mass, of gold.' but it is-  only a biock of wood gilded. At, the right  of the; altar, behind gilded dr-ors, is a similar image of the sainted Xicherin.      l  TJIK    PRIESTS j  come from-their retiring rooms in a long  procession, marching awkwardly and unevenly, some with long strides and some  with snort, und their faces furnished a most  interesting study for- a physiognomist..  Some wet e gioss and gluttonous; others  woie a sanctified expression, as if they had  acquired the supreme ambition of every  Buddhist, which is  the entire   suppression  be supposed that the wheels are made  entirely of paper. Thi3 material only  forms the interior shell.'  Having been sub  calm.    Some were old and toothless ; others  weie young, almost boyish.      Several had  strong,    intellectual    faces,   others    were  , -a ..,-,,,       ,. almost idiotic, in their,  expression,   and it  looted to terrific pressure,it is moulded and i .i:���������- ���������,. ������������������,���������,,., ��������� >    <   ,���������  ,v  ,    ��������� , '.,        ,,  {���������     ii,.;.    ., '    ��������� i     ���������    ���������      . I did not require a Lavater to decide that all  tnmly bolted to the outer rim, wlueii  ������������������* ��������� ' -  is ot  steel. Greater durability and lightness are  claimed for these wheels, but. don't let the  idea of lightness leael you to get under one.  If you elo you may possibly have use for  one of the-paper-coffins'which aro being  turned out'at-wholes.ile by a firm at West-  iielil, Mass.  The railroad train of the future is likely  not only to have paper wheels, but to run  on paper rails. These are made entirely of  paper and'are formed in ir.oulds.under great  pressure. They nave been used to, some  extent in Russia and Germany, and are  said to be free from many of the defects of  the ordinary steel rail. ..  PAPER  HORSESHOES  aro another .European invention. Among  the advantages claimed for them is tiiat  they, maintain a rough surface, enabling  the horse to get a good grip ou the smooth  pavements,  put on the market a substance called  " papier sculptor,'' which is used instead  of clay for modelling. It is simply paper  pulp kept soft enough to be worked.  Papier mache ceilings and wall decorations are very fashionable, They may look  like leather or brocado or a thousand and  one handsome embossed eflects but they  are wood pulp just the same.  , The housefurnishing deportments in the  big shops furnish intetestmg evidence of  the extent to which paper enters into ordinary lite. Paper pails and tubs are  appreciated by the suburban dweller who  hasn't "set1' tubs. They are much'lighter  and easier to keep clean as well as cheaper  than the old style! Water coolers are,  made or" paper. - So is the much-abused  cuspidor. - ,  Pouch baskets, berry baskets and butter  boxes are mhde of paper, and almost' everything under the sun���������salt, w hitsli used to  come in pretty blue and .white bags, oatmeal, crackers, 'ice-cream, candy, shoes,  corsets, dresses���������is sent home in a paper  box.  In Japan, they say, some folks live, in  paper houses, and iti this country paper  boats are in use. Nor must the necessary  sewer pipe be forgor.ten. Paper pipes for  carrying water, steam or electricity are  not uncommon. As conduits for electricity they are considered aaie, even though  the wire bo not iusulated.  Banana Recipes.  The banana is one of the most substantial  fruits we use, and may be prepared in  several ways. Many people prefer the  oooked dishes made from the fruit, and believe it to be moie easily'digested than  when in the raw 6tate.  Banana Cufltard.���������Peel and slice int0  thin slices two yellow bananai* ; epriakle a  tablcspoonful of powdered sugar over them,  also half a spoonful of water ;rnix two well  beaten eggs and two tablcspoonfulf- of sugar  with a pint of milk, and heat in a double  boiler until it tiiickena ; add a pinch of suit  and pour tho custard over the bananas.  Serve very cold.  Banana Pudding.--Frcpiro the same  custardjonly use the yolks of four e^'ga and  reserve tho whites. Pour over the foundation, which is alternate layers of sponge  cake and bananas (both sliced) arranged in'  a pudding dish. Heat the whites with two  tablenpounfuN of sugar as stiff as possible,  and pile on top. Set, in cold water or on  ice, until wanted.  liana'ii-s sliced and   fancifully  arranged  in lemon jelly, is a delicious und   hcaiiti.'u  dish to s.'i'vi- for tin.  hiULiiiii l,icani, ��������� I'd! a few baniina.s unci  sorts   of  characters have fo'und their way  into th<) Budiintst priesthood.  'lite procession,was led by priests who.  wore robesof adislinotive color and fashion,  handsomely, embroidered. Then came two  acolytes bearing '.rays that were covered  with napkins, wnich they afterward placed  on the altar. Following tuem was tho  high priest, who wore a. long,'white beard  arid looked like a patriarch. He 'is the  Bishop of the largest Buddhist diocese in  Japan, and'is reputed to be a man of proper  life, profound learning and great influence  in pubhc_an"airs. His robes wer6 gorgeous  brocades, scarier and purple and gold. He  carried an elaborate, lacquer staff like a,  crosier and a horse-tail bwttch, which is  .used in the distribution of blessings. It is  waved before the image of Buddha and then  over the heads of the worshippers to distribute the'beuefieent.. influence of the god  Get man paper-makers   have   through the atmosphere.  The other priests  wore robes of different colors, which seemed  to indicate their rank���������white,yellc-w,green,  purple, blue, and scarlet. Some were  embroidered and some were plain, and  every priest carried in his hand a folding  fan, which he used frequently through rhe  service. We counted 200'of them, 'and  .there were many more.  The high priest knelt in front of a reading desk beioie the altar and mutteied a  prayer,   switching his  HORSE-HAIR  WAND '      . '  to and fro at intervals, while the other  celebrants took their places in long rows at  ei.*her tide of the altar, facing each other  and squatting upon their heels in front of  low lacquer tables covered with boxes. I  noticed that ihe, tables corresp7;nded in  color with the robes of the priests. There  was a strong .odor of incense as the high  priest led a chanted set vice from a parchment roll spread out before him, mid a  muscular monk over in a corner beat a  suspended di um about tne size and shape of  a whiskey barrel with an instrument that  looked like a baseball bat. Whenever no  struck the drum the priests chanted the  sacred foimula or" Niciienn': " Xmnu mio  oho reuge kyo," which literally means,  " Glory to the book that brought salvation,  the blossom of religion."        " c  The high priest1 then arose from his reading desk, followed by the acolytes bearing  something on lacquered trays that was  concealed under emnrouiered covers, took  bis place at the other end of the aisle under  an immense red umbrella, ' Hit. attendants  threw over his shoulders a scarlet robe,and  He Siiintli'cil tin- Crockery and i'urnlinre  of an l.l.lorl.v <'oun(OS.  Albert Edward Prince ol Wales is perhaps- the most popular man m England.  This popularity is due' to , his love  of his sports anel all manly traits which  are particularly commendable in the eyee  of ihe average Britisher. As a youth his  audacity and appreciation' of a joke, either  as a prepetrator or victim, were well  known.  One of his early escapades resulted in  her Majesty the Qu'aen fooling a bill for  broken crockery and wrecked furniture  whicn the young prince , caused' in the  house of one of the lesser members of the  nobility. A rather elderly countess whose  quick temper and sharp tongue drove  even her servants away from her, advertised for a footman. Tne Prince, to whose  ears tales of the pecuharuits of tiie old  lany had come, resolved to teach her a  lesion. He therefore presented himself  in disguise at her ladyship's iiouee and  applied for the position of footman.  The counteB? had finished her breakfast,  and pushing her chair back fiom the table';  instructed the servant to bring before' her  the apphei-ii. The pnnce wlia therefore  uahe-reii into the room. The countess  looked mm over  from his fe.M, up.  'Apparently pleased with the appearance  of the prince, she f-aiel: "Let me bee yon  walk."'  Albert Edward did as commanded and  walked baekwaid and 'forward several  tunes across the floor from one end of the  room to the other, now walking briskly at  the request of the old lady and "then pacing  slowly, as she wished to obtain points on  this score. ,.    -  'I his performance over, tne countess  ordered him 'to tiot. The dining room  still tiie ,theatre of action, '-.the"prince  trotted around it several times. When  this exercise was completed he again came  to a standstill near the head of the table,  where-the countess was seated. ,Her ladyship seemed pleased', and w;i3 ju-t on the  point /lor" asking the young man some  questions about himhelf when he shouted:  "Now see me gallop !"  Uraspintr a corner of the, table cloth  firmly in one hand, the prince itished round  ihe room, pulling, the'erockery off on the  floor in a<heap,' knocking over tiie furniture, and finally winding her iadyship up  in tiie folds of the cloth. He then bolted  for the door, leaving the'eountens sputtering End shouting and the^servr.uts running  about in a.distracted way 'to liberate their'  mistress and quiet'lier rage.  In the hubbub and confusion the prince  escaped. The next day a cheque from ihe  keeper of the privy purse settied the  amount of the damages, and likewise established the identity of the mischief maker.  Poets' Corner.  A Dream.  Oh. it was but a dream 1 had  While tlu- iini-ician-* pl.ij ed���������  And here the ���������>!���������}, and nere the glad  0;d o*-c,-m l.i-5-ed tiie glade.  And here the muj-hi: (��������� ripples ran.  And here: the- ro-e-- grew  That rlnevv a ki*.-, to every man  That voy.igul w,th the crew.  Our "*ilken -ail.-in lazy fold-* ������������������.  Drooped in the hrc.itJile-i- breeze*  A-- o't-r a field of marigold *:  Our eye- ���������= vv.un o'er Tne .->e-is :  "U'lnle nere tlie- ciblic-* li-pc-d and purled  j Ainund the i-l.uid'.- run, <-  And up from out the un lerworld.  We saw the mormon -,wim.  And it wa- dawn and middle day  And midnight���������for the moon  On ->ilvt,r round* aero-;-* the hay    '  Had climbed tlie -kio- of .1 line���������  And here the i;lowint-,<^lonous king  Of clay ruled o'er hi-, realm,  "Willi stars of midnight, glitter*.if;  About his'diadem.  The -en gull reeled on lauguid wing ,  In circle.- run nil Hie mast;  We lie.ird the -am--, the -iren-. -mig   ,  A- mi; wcni -,-il.ng ji.i-i : '  And uji and down the gulden -.ands  A tnoii-im! f.iiry throng-,  /���������"lung at u- from tlieir lla-lung hands,  The eciioe- of tlieir -on*?-*.  ��������� Jatiie^ WhiU'omb Kiley.  Which are You.  There are two kind-- of people on eni-tli to-day  Just two kind- of pc-op!-*, no more, l������ay,  Xai thorinncrnnd saint, for'li������ well understood    - ,  The good are half bad. and the bid aro half  good.  Xot the rich and the poor.for to count a man's  ,      wealth'       .,  You mu^t flr-r know theH.itcof hiscoiiHcience  and health.  Ko,t, the humble and proud, for in life's little  span. ���������'  Who put-- on vain air- is not counted a man.  siul for the swift flying  lighter and each man hit!  Small Profits in Steamship-;.  The London Economist recently publish,  ed statements of 1-17 British steamship  comiMuies, from which it appears that of  the number-10 paid no dividends last year,  .'50 less than ."> per cent., while none pr.id  more than 7 per cent. The National hue,  running to New York,paid U per cent, on j '^,0,1)mtB  its common .stock in lSf-0 'and nothing  Hinec,  stock in  lb'JO and  ISDI, and nothing since  Tlie Cuniit-d line paid 4 per cent, in 1--90, 3  per cent, in l!>9l, 2 per  cent, in  Ibfl'i   and  1S9.'1, ami nothing last year.  WITH A SHEEP'S LEG.  ' T *~~* ' I  The Boy's *hin   Vns   IIorliTying.   liu( the  '.  . Kriiftlnsr .tlity M'alcc it ali 1CI-.-I.I.  ' '   '     ,'  ,- An extraordinary bone-grafting operation  was performed at the Hahnemann Hospital  in , Pmladelphia   on    Wednesday,   expert  surgeons substituting a'portion oi a'sheep's  leg for a diseased bone in the ieg of fifteen-  year-old   Boyd   1'ol'ell.   'The   physicians  Bay    that  their hpatient , is   doing   well,  although it' is" too   early   to   determine  whether the operation will prove a success.  Some time ago young Folwellrecetved an  injury which resnlteel in necrosisorrotting  of the right ehmbone. -'A few days  ago it  waB decided that.'aiiiputatioii  of the   limb  would be necessary to save tho   boy's life  and, after tlu parents had been so notitieei  and prepared for the   woist, Dr.   Carl  V.  Viacher, one of the surgeons of the ho=pital  staff, decided that bone grafting might save,  tho  limb.    Acsordiugly a big1, fine-looking  sheep was procureei at tiie stock yards anel  taken to  I)r. Visclier.'s   laboratory.    The  animal was shorn and shaved and kept in a  first-class condition until Wednesday, when  it was taken to the hospital.'    The boy was  phiced under the in8ueuce of ether and the  pai t of the bone of the right ieg for  seven '  niches above the ankle joint was carefully  cutaway.    The sheep in the meantime had  been   chloroformed  and the surgeons cut  away a portion of its foreleg   t*> the exact  measurementof the part the place of which  it was ro take.    As soon as   the   bone was  taken from the eheep it  was fitted   in   tho  gap and the joints of the boy's   bone were  covered with periosteum from   the  sheep's  bone, in order to afford the proptr nourishment to  the  bone.    The entire   operation  vns carried on under thestrictest antiseptic  treatment,   and   as  soon as the sheep had  served its purpose its throat was cut. '  Only a few- such operations have been  successfully earned out, the earlier method  of employing pounded animal bone,'decalcified, having been almost nniveisally unsuccessful. If the operation conies up to  the expectation of the surgeons, Folwell,  will walk und run as well as he ever did in  his life,    i  Not the happy and  3 en is  Bring each man hi* li  tear-..  No; the two kinds of people on earth r   mean'  Are the people who lilt, and  the', people  who  lean, ��������� ' '   ���������  ' i  Wherever you go, you will   find the  world's  'ma--*Cs        i  Aro always divided in .hist these two classc-*.  And oddly enough, y.u ivill find, too, 1 wean,  There is onlv- one lifter to twenty who lean.  . n I '  In which cla-if are you .'   Are you casing-  the  load  Of overtaxed lifter-* who toil clown the road ?  Or are you a leaner, who let*-others bear  Youi'.portion ot labor and worry and care J  He Was Satisfied..  S'n-  T sat upon the zigzag fence awhile last  day  mom,  An'looked about acro-s my  fields of rustlin',  "devv-toucU'd corn:     '      ,  1 looked upon the bro-v-ing sheep  within the  pasture --rei-ti,  The cattle an' the hor-.es���������.leek as any that is  seen ;  i  An'furtheron, upon the-hocks ot wheat 'at.  t-pread away:       ,  An' iuriheiT.il'yic further on, where rise  my  mows of hay :  An' iookin' on thi-* -cenery, I'd nauirht to s'ay,  you -ec.      *  Agin tlie  way the world   i.-*    run���������it's good  , enough for ina:  I������at upon mvcallcrv-'-tcns last Sunday eve  ,     I did.'  As down behind rhe Wo*lorn  hill** the  "-un,  ail sleep- . slid.  The honeysuckle-"' fragraney  was sweet   <i*  anv flowers " , >,  That ever gleamed -all red and rare about the  Ertc n  oovvers ; ������  An'over at tlie barn'the  pprl was  milkin' of  the oovvs. .. -  While  katvdid-  sent, up   their  songs  from  shrub- around :he hou-.c;  An' iookin' on tins scenery,. I'd naught to say,  you see.  Agin   ihe way  the  world  is  run���������it's  good  .    enough for me I  PUSSY'S RAT FRIEND.  Rcuiartc-ibtc tiTeclion anil Jealos.-v 0f a  U.-ilEtM- Cai for a faptlvc KoiIOsl  Gorley Pnelps, a farmer, living two miles  eastoiFoit Xiugara, N. Y., on the shores  of Lake Ontario, has an odd pair of pets.  They are a cat and a rat. They are the  best of friends. They eat together, sleep  together, and play together.' Tne cat is a  big Maltese torn, with a bushy tail and  sharp claws. He is three years old, and  was raiseel from a kitten. The rat is eighteen months old.  Last September a year ago Mr. Phelps '  tore down an old workshop in < the rear of  his house. In an old boot there he "found  a'nest of rats. The mother of trie Maltese  torn'killed tho parent rat, and later" ate  two of their children,' The third baby rat  stole into a pocket of Mr. Phe!p������'t coat,  where, at the end of three ddiys,' Air.  Phelps found it,, Mr. Phelps at first  intended to kill it, but the rat seemed so  tame that he decided lo mike it a household pet.  The rat grow rapidly on meat and ciieest, *  eating out of us owner'- hand, its life  was inconstant danger on account of the  number of c-au about the house. Mr. '  Phelps put the rutin a srnill ca[>e and placed  the cage in a large box made of wire screeuar  The cats made frantic efforts to''get at the  j rat. The Maltese torn, however, merely  sniffed at'the screen and walked away.  Tins behaviour decided Mr. Phelps to try  to conciliate Tom and ihe rat. He put Tom  inside the screen. Tom m&'de never*-.! halfhearted attempts to get tha rat out of the  little cage, and then stietchcd hnneeif out  and went to sleep:  Every day for three w eeks Mr. Phelps put  ,Tom in the big cage, and the rat, which hs  named Cheese, into the small cage. Daily  each became nioreuccuatomed to the other's  presence.    One day he opened both oages.  Tom anel Cheese squared themselves  as if "  for an encounter. ���������Mr. Phelps threw some  ,bits of meat between ihem.  They hesitated,  then both began  lo eat.    From that time  tho two have been warm friends.  They live together,in the cage. By day  they wander about tho house or into the  adjoining counlry'atore, which Mr, Phelps  owns. Each is very jealous of the other.  If any one pets Tom Cheese runs about  squeaking"and exasperatod. ' If Ciieese is  the favored one Tom murmurs his disapproval, and arches his back and bristles"  his tail. ' If they are separated they run  about minting here and thereuntil they  find each other, when they dance and jump ,  with glee. r Mr. Phelps has a larg'j show  window in his store. ' Tom and Ciieese  spend much of their time in it and the  spectacle of these natural enemies living as  friends attracts much attentioi-.  ON THE UTILITY OF BONES.  AH Doubt Removed.  Any doubt that may have bilhcrtoexisted  as to the veracity of the Biblical account of  the passage of tho Jews dryshod aoross the  then, as he touched agoug, all of the priests j Red sea have been sot at rest by the report  'i1'*0 ''y^'.-Hof Maj.-Uen. Tulloch, just published in  London, describing an incident which took  pl.ioe   during   his   recent   survey   for the  if ted the covers from  their  tables   and   disclosed piles of   books���������the  bscrcd gospels of Rii-iutiH.  Then under ihe  leadership oi   the   high   priest,   trey com.  meuced^'io  intone   the  contents   of these-  in   conceit,  while   two   or  three  , ,  D .       -. pi lests etruck gongs  occasionally, first one  It paid S per cent, on it, prete-rie-u J'nf! lhfcn   linot-ne|^ without any- apparen;  ���������'--'���������--'���������--    -J--   but I  I'  Arrested for Smugglingr Fish.  A despatch from Iliiffalo, says:���������Richard  Johnston, hotter knowD as "Hullhead  Dion," the greatest fish pirste ou ���������tne  .Niagara river, lies in the Lock port gaol  awaiting trial on the charge of smuggling  tish across the river from the Catudfiu  side to tiie American 3ide. He was ciugrit  ied-hnnried with a boat ioad of rish by  Protector Pomeroy early in the morning  off the foot of .Grand Island.  An U'nromantic View of It.  Do  regularity   or   orcier,   but I  suppose  they  understood their business.  As the gong would strike, the monotonous intonations would swell in ' vol,  nine, as if the sleepy ones were aroused  to more zeal m the tedious ssrvicc. Then  the muscular monk with baseball bat would  go over and pound the big drum awhile  with an energy that showed he was in earnest. Ihey told us that tiie terrific racket  which he made was intended to attract tho  attention of the gods, and he did his best  to keep them awake. Occasionally .an  attendant brought the high priest tea,  which he drank in a swallow, while the  sing-song, iiua song of the service went on.  It fasted for rive hours continuously. We  got enough of it in two.  This is said to have been one of the most  solemn   and momentous   ceremomics   that  you   believe  in    the  transmigration i 'nAVe 0CCurred in Japan,  and is believed to  ot souls, Mr. Oldbatch ? aaked  Mi������a  Birdie  McGinnis.  Certainly 1 do. Whenever a man goes  down on his knees before a woman to i eg  for hor heart or h^r hand, or possibly both,  I am (jure he po-s-.-s>*e3 tin: soul of a camel  that (joes down on ins knees so that litivy  hut'duii-i can b'j piaced ou his back, replied  the cynical old pessimist.  have brought into the Buddhist paradi-.e  tne wandering -,oul3of ail the soldiers who  fell into the water.  Goes Out ol Use.  Little Girl ��������� What i������ tact, papa?  Papa���������Somen.n.s.' every woman   bus  6>tri-isfcB���������until i-he ce> unrikil.  nil  Hntisli government of that part of Egypt  ihiough which the route of .the exodus is  fcind to have lani. it teems that on one  occasion lust spring there sprung up a  storm of wind so intense in its violence as  not only lo .stop till survey work along tho  borders of Lake Men'/.ahleh, but,to carry  within the epace of a few hours the e'liiirc  waters of the lake out of sight beyond the  horizon, leaving all the sailing vessels  resting on the sandy bed of the inland .sea.  This is manifestly what occurred in the  days of Moses, and what has hitherto  been in the eyes- of the skeptical open to  doubt as a miraclo must henceforth be  accepted, as a definitely pi oven natural  fact.  Legislatures of the World.  The recently elected Italian Chamber of  Deputies consists of 531 members. The  present. German Reichstag consists of SU'.i  members. '1 ho next House of Representatives at Washington, exelusivc of Territorial Dolcgatos, will consist of .'iu(i mem-  hers. The English Parliament consists of  u'SO members, including those elected in  Ireland and Scotland as well as those elected  in England. Of these members 405 are  chosen from English constituencies, 108  from Irish, 72 from Scotch and 80 from  Wel-h. The French Chamber of Deputies  etiiisists of (i'2'2 members. ,  Verbatim  l:i-|irniliii'lio:i of a Tcn-yeiir  old lioj'H Ks-tay.  Bones are .the framework of the human  body. If I had no bones m me I should  not have so much shape as I have now. If  I had no bones in me I should not have so  much motion as I have now and grandma  would be glad, but I like to have motion.  Bones give me .motion, because they are  somethiug hard for motion  to cling to.  If I had no bone?, my brains, lung!', head,  anel larger blood vessels would be lying  around in me sort of loose-like, and might  get hurled, but now the bones get hinted,  but not much lest it is a hard hit. I y  bones were burned I should be all bi it Lie  and you could crumble me up bicuiso.il  the animal would bo one of me. Ir" I was  Eoake'din a kind ot acid, I would be limber.  Teacher showed us some bones that had  been s-oaked. I could lie a knot in one. I  had rather be soaked than burned. Some  of u.y boneB don't grow snug to my other  bones like the brunches of a tree do, and I'm  glad they don't, for if they did 1 couldn't  play leap-rrog and other good games'I  know. The reason they don't grow that  way is because they have joints.  Joints is good things to have in bones. I  There are three kinds. The ball and socket J  joint is like my shoulder joint, Teacher  showed it, to us, only it was the thigh of a  cow. One end was round and sino.-th and  whitish, that is the bull end. The other  end ia the socket,. It, is aaucerlikeand oils  itself. Another joint' ie the hinge joint,  like my elbow. It swings buck and forth,  oiling itself, and never cieaks like the  Bciioolroom doui doe-'. The other joint ain't  much of ii joint. It's in the .skull and don't  have no motion.  All of my bonci- put together in their  right places make a skeleton. If I leave  out fouic or put some in then* wrong places  it ain't, no nkck*t<-n. Crippled and delonned  pe-opl-don't, nave no ckclctons, Some annuals have their nkeleton on the outside.  I'm glad 1 ain't them animals, for my  skeleton like it is on the chart wouldn't  look well on the outside.  '    ,   THE OLDEST PHYSICIAN.  Hussy Is Ills .V.-iinc, llnvrc His Krsltlrnce  and 3E<- tins Keen Pt-arll-ii-tjr (regularly,  lor ScM-itly-siv Yriirx.     ,', ll  The  oldest  practising   physician in  the .  world ie probably one who lives at Havre-  France,tho home of President Ifdiire. Bossy  is the name of this   venenible   doctor, and  lie hiis been   in the active  practice   of his  profession,    principally    at.   Havio,      for  seventy-six years.    T>ospiter,his great ago ,  and  the iiard*>hips   which   aro  the  lot  o  most physician-, the'worUrover, Dr.'Bossv's  lean and wiry frame is not much bent, and  his step, tlKiigh it has lost the springiness  of youth,lias nothing sluillliug orcuncei*tain  about it.    '  As ' an instance of this centenarian's  power of endurance, it is recorded that, a  tew weeks ago," Le Pere de Bossy," as  the- inhabitants of Havre affectionately  term nim, was roused from his bed at  2 o'clock in the morning to superintend the  ushering of a new soul into the world. In  France ihe sign of tiie midwife���������a baby  sheltered under a cabbage���������is found everywhere, and it is not often that regular  physicians are called lo do the work which  the French " wise woman" regards as her '  peculiar and'exclusive province. Unlike  some young physicians who love iiheir ease '  more than an. increased practice, Dr.  Uossy's heli ia notniuilled or disconnected  at night, and ho responded promptly to the  manual call.  Arriving at the house where the patient  lay, he slowly climbed the staircase, and-  when ho reached trie sick chamber ho  installed himself in --.'comfortablechair and  said to ihe anxious husband- "I will not- '  go a way.until it is all over"'.  Dr. Bos-y's medical skill is a proverb in  Havre, and tiie people hope that he may  continue to exercise it for some years ro  come. As tlie hours wore un and" the day  began to break, the old doctor was 'entreated to go home ami take a little rest, but  he was i:im m his resolve not to leave his  patient. Fiualiy at (i o'elockrin the morning after a four hours' vigil, the affair was '.  happily concluded and the physician went  home. On arriving there iie found an  urgent call awaiting him. He only stopped  long eniiii-.-h to swallow a few raw eggs and  a glass of wiui���������his favorite breakfast for  thioe-qiiiir ieis > of a century ���������and then  stat ted out again.  Making" Idols In England.  A little unnecefasary excitement han been  aroused lately by the discovery that some  Birmingham metal inanuiaclureis have  been making idols to be worshiped by the  heathen in India. They probably executed  orders for which the-y were well paid, and  it was hardly their business to stipnlals  that tneir wares should be need for orna-  nuiii, only. Uendos, before we aro too  hard on the heaihcn, wp should remember  that if tlieir idols ot gold and silver were  melted down and sent to the mint they  wmilel reappear disguised as 'join of the  realm, and a good many Christians would  worship them then.  Merry   lurkri  Shakespeare.  are   plowmen's   clocks.���������'  1 The Women of France. ,  Women are the atiouger as well as the bettor half of Fiance. They do everything but  build hoiiies. The- beet inspector in t|ie  French cuiiom house ii a woinm. She is  in the II ,vre oflit-i-, and she has a no-*-r tha  can detect dutiable good" without opi mug a  lock. Sriu s naturally -ilniab.'e and siow to  anger, but woe to the ioiei^iier or conn'.  Hrynniii who pruv-jnes liei nu. There is no  ladder spect.icle in the repu-' ho of France  ban the- woman shoe polishers, who dr-ze  und..-r the sheds of the markets utui quay,  one uyo .-hut and t'other tixej ou the boot-  box over ihu way. patient!} waiting for  trade. They ask ."io and arce-pl 2c for  t-ieir    tinwoiii-.iiily work.  At Thiers, the hi mktut '.own ni France,  the women .uit outside of the grimy httie  mac'iine shops niating sci-sors bli ie-s and  polishing knife and 'e!s*oi-i Iriiiilie-. The  stream that turns the 10,0(10 little mid  wheels is b'uuker than ink anil ns tne  furnaces bin'n without belching, toilers and  then devoted liU-lemg apprentices are sometimes Malay and sometime Mongolian, but  seldom Caucasian in color. N"ot 'ong ago a  college woman went down io Thiers to  teacri scnool for the winter. Ihe promise'  of eighty pupiis was -i leinpnii'on.' but on  reaching the colony of sooi-begrimed and  fc-inoke-staii.eii smithies si.e found thai the  position paid S3 a month, and the teacher  was -xpected to furnish trie fuel for tbi-  winlti,  -vr-sw'3������AVii ravr. PAG 13 I.  THE KOOTEXAY MAIL  ^*-i  TO BE LOCATED AT NAKUSP.  That's the' Latest Rumor Regarding  the Proposed Big Smelter.  The lulH.sl thing; in smelt er������ noinin-  jilcsNsiku<p as tho place- of locution  for the hip- esUihllshim-nt. which tlie  Kansas City Co. are supposed to have  in contenipl.'ilion. In this connection  t,l i e AVrcs A d rerf iscr s.-i ys :  " From a source which we consider  .thoroughly l-eliahle we are informed  Unit after carefully looking over 1 lie-  district anel weighing the respective  -idv.-inl.-ige-s- of different locations, the  , Consolidated/ Iv/msas City Smelling  and Refining Company has decided to  put min large smelting plantatNakusp,  West Kootenay. 'At one lime, so 'our  informant says, this Company had  pretty well decided to build a smelter  at Nelson, with the view of handling  the ore from the .Silver King mine. As,  however, that Company has decided  to huild'and operate a smeller itself,  there is no object in tlie Kansas City  Company selecting Nelson for the  place of operations, and Nakusp, therefore, appears to he the  most eligible  , - location. - ���������  " Our corre-spondonf also intimates'  Unit the Canadian Pacific Railway  managenienf, has shown itself fully  alive, to the importance to the Province  of securing the establishment of a  smelter by such , an influential and  wealthy company and has acted most  liberally in the. arrangement for freight  <���������" on the oies and the products connected  with the., smelter's operations.  '. ' " The location of the Kansas City  Company'in this Piovince is anr event  of great'importance and will tend in  no small degree to emphasize the statements as to the immensity and  value  - of the bodies of ore in the West Koot-  ���������enay district. Doubtless the Arrow  Lake branch of the C.P.R- will be extended   to   the  head  of Arrow Lake  ' ensuring transportation throughout  the year." '       _  The Crow's Nest Pass.    ��������� ,  i ;       . o  Tlie "best informed "journals have  "been giving considerable, prominence  this week to the following despatch  -from Montreal:, " J"fc is understood  that the. Canadian Pacific railway   has  ' a couple of surveying parties at work  just  now- in   sections  of the ^Crow's  * Nest Pass, British Columbia, but it  eannot be learned if it is the intention  ,of the company to begin operations on  this line in the near future." .  Loss, Over a Million.  ' - i __^_ '   '  A fire atSpraguc, Wash., on Saturday last, swept over 320 acres of  territory and destroyed property  valued at over a million dollars. Tlie  Northern Pacific Ry. is the heaviest  loser. The losses include twenty-four  locomotives, fifty-four' freight cars,  S:i25,000 ; shop, machinery, etc.,,850,-  000; licadi-iuirtcrs, passenger station,  freight warehouse, etc., Sl"2.r),000.  Haifa mile of ' track was destroyed,  together wilh 7,000 tons of eoal, 5,000-  ceirds of wood, bringing tlie Northern  Pacific loss up 10.53^50,000.  Trout Lake City Post Office.  The residents of Trout Lake City  and vicinity are, at last, to be nirorded  the convenience of a post oiiic'c. Tts |  establishment lias hum: fire for fully a  year, during which time the people  tlicVeabouts have Heen put to great inconvenience tlu'ouglreitliet- the neglect  or the    red-iape   icejuirements   of   the  department.     Cut, ���������'better   late- than  liever.''    Tlie outfit for the new   orlice  IV  l^.^l. J1IV       .'V.  *-..,���������     J.W.        ......       ..v-.  vent down on the Marion to-day.  Local and Personal Briefs.  Men's and boy's straw hats at cost at  Coui-Mor's.  Rev. T. Gee, of Toronto, will preach  in the Methodist church to-ihorrow.  Capt. Edwa'rels returned on Sunday  from a Hying visit to Ros.sland.  ' Mr. .1. A. Mara, M.P., was a passenger  on the Lytton on its down trip Monday.  II. McCutcheon, of Kaniloops, was  in town on Monday on his' way to  Rosslantl. c������r=>  The Revelstoke public school will reopen on Monday, August 19th, instead  of the 12th.  Miss K. McLean, returned Thuistlay  from a holiday spent in the lake  region.  .Mrs. McNeil, who lias been seriously  iil for the past week, is reported out of  danger.  - Mrs. Creelman, of Vancouver, who  has been visiting Mrs. A. N. Smith,  left, for home on .Monday.  Mrs. Ilopgood and her mother, who  have been staying here for some lime,  .leave for'Edmonton to-meVrrovv.  The tennis tournament which was to  have been held ill Ghu-ie; on Monday  'and Tuesday next, has been postponed  for a week. ,,,  Mrs. Temple and Mrs. H. A. Bro.vn  returned on the Lytton Thursday from  Nelson,, where they have been visiting  for ;i collide of week's.  T: D. Heydem 'and' wife, Toronto;  were in town Wednesday. Mr. lleyd'on  is combining business and pleasure on  a trip to the coast.  W. L. Hamilton, Belville, Qnt., is  visiting his daughter���������Mis. (Dr.) McLean. Mr. Hamilton intends making  the trip to tlie coast   before .returning  E-.bt.     ,   -   . ' - s  The' Ladies' Aid 'Society of the  Methodist church has ari.-inged a  garden party for Wednesday evening  next, wliichwill be held on the baseball grounds.  r  A train of 15 ears .'of cattle passed  through yesterday on the Way from  Ashcruft'to Liverpool. This is said," to  be the first shipment from B.C. to  England.   1  - The ladies of the Catholic church  have decided fo hold their entertainment, em Saturday evening next, at  Peterson's Hall. An interesting programme is 'being arranged for the  occasion. Seasonable lefresliments  will be served and a couple,of'interest-,  ing drawing contests decided.  Two young men���������T. Lloyd Henry, of  New York City, and Godwin Ordway,  of-Washington, .D..C, who have been  in town for a few days, started Thursday on a pleasure ti ip down the river.  -They had a boat built for the -journey  and expect to'lie gone about a month.  Mr. J. Egan,'who has been acting  night operator here for some months,  has. been appointed' -station agent at  Lytton, and left on Erielny lot his  new position. Mr. iigairwifl'move his  family fiom Winnipeg Lo Lytton. I'lvari  Goodfollow, who has been agent, at  Keefer'-s, arrived yesterday to lill the  vacancy caused by Mr. Kgan's removal.  The following ladies-, and gentlemen  were installed on Tuesday evening as  oflic-rs of Columbia Lodge, . 1.0.G.T.,  for tlie oiiMiing ipiat-ter: F. Me.-h-y,  C.T.; .Mi.-ss II. ..dentine, V.T.; \V.  Nichol-son. U.S.;. It. S. Wilson, "E.S.;  Mi<s A. Chase, Trc.-i.s.'; Miss H. Lee,  Guard : L). Kn������, Sentinel ; Mrs. Lewis,  Chap.: W. Lee, Marshal; Mrs. It. Jlovv-  s.on, l)ep. Marshal; Miss'F. Valentine,  Asst. Secy.: .Mrs. Adair, S.G.T.; E. 0.  Lewis, P.C.T. After iiihrall.iiion , refreshments were served and a very  pli-.-is.aiit evening spent.  Distinguished Tourists.  Adiai E. Stevenson, Vice-President :  of the. United State--, his wife and  dan-.'liters' and two 'bn-thers���������John T. |  and Win. .Steyenvni. are expected to '  ji.vss throiigb tins evening en routi to ,  Alaska. They are tr*-.v.:iiing in President Van jitinies, urivaie c,tr.  Divided the Townsite.  The Rosshtnd townsite has been  divided up. The property was divided  into three lists and those interested  shook dice for first choice. Jjimnie  Anderson took the pot with a' full  house. John R. Cook came next, and  Ross Thompson was low man. J. F.  Ritchie, E. Johnson and J. Anderson  are inteiesfeel in one-third. J. R.  Cook owns another and Ross Thompson another. Some of ;the property is  now on the-market again.���������liossland  Miner.  R. H. RAMSEY.       "   '  House Painter and Decorator.  Grainer, Paper-hanger and  Sign Writor.  Board of Trade Meeting.  A meeting.of tlie Revelstoke Board  of Trade will be held in tlie, school-  house Monday evening ' next, at' 8  o'clock p.m.  o All members are requested to attend.  '   ,    CE.'SHAW/  Secretary.-1  W, A. JOWETT, ,  MINING AND ItEAL ESTATE BROKER,  NELSON,, B. C.  Lardeau & Slocan Prospects Wanted.  ASSAYS and ���������  ':. MILL TESTS-  .Samples  tested from.  .1 lb.' to 1 ton in weight.  W. PELLEW HARVEY, F.C.S,  Vancouver, B.C.  All    Assays   made     in   Duplicate.  Certificates  forwaided   by   return.  Q    '  '  BRITISH COLUMBIA LOG SCALE.  -\TOTiCE IS' HERRBV GIVEN that  _LN His Honour the Lieutenant-Gov-  ernor'in.Council has been pleased to  adopt, the '.'British Columbia ', Log  Scale" for the ini-asiireiiient -of saw  logs and timber in this Province".  A book-of fables has been' computed  and copies can   be  obtained, from   the  Provincial Timber Inspector,  .at   Vancouver, upon pavmenl of .<j)2..10 each.,  '      "'    - r \V. S. GOJ-UO,  .  Deputy  Commissioner of Lands' :&  Works. ,,   -     ���������  '    Lands and Works Department,     -'.  Victoria, H.U., 3rd Auf/ust, ISOa.   .  Local Mining- Notes.  , .1. iU. Kellie, M.P.P.. left this   morning   for  a   two-week's   vi-.il,    to     the :  ' La'.'iieaii dial fit t. ' :  Mr. Movie, of  Nortlipot-i,  Wash.,   is j  '   in town.    Hi' will go into   Trout,   Lake ]  und   start    the   work   on   the.    Great '  Noi Llu'i n.  r*l.*l.  >f Toronto, was at Ille-  cillew.ii-i this week inspecting tie** [  M.iph' Leaf lor the -DcLroit. people [  iliiei'1'.-.ti'd. j  ?.Ir. Allen, of .Spokane, lias irone i.iilo <  Tro-.it Lake In v"i'the Silver Cup 'villi,  .���������I v ii-w to making an oll'ci- fir thci  jii'operty. ,]  Gen.   Ulti hie e.illic lip 1'ioin     Lal'il.M'l  J  on 'i'ui-sid.iy and made.! ilyintr tiip to ',  Jlli-cilli'V.'.-i-'l. ��������� ile rcliiru. d lo L.i-ile.iu '  Lo-day and intends going pi-nspeel ing.  A. II. Jo-v returned from lih-cille-'  v..n't on T..e>ii.iy and   left for S-.itilc  A\'.-din-s(l,iy to at tend ,-I speil.il ni'-et-:  ing of the mining company be is <*ou- |  riected wit h. j  Raymond All.in and Charlie N'oi-leins |  sUirti-d on Tuesday for Gold--! i-e.-iip I  where Not-Ieili1- has a hall inlct-cl in a ]  placer claim. Allen is l.o eio th ' wo: is. j  for the other half which is owned in j  town. . j  J. W. Ilaskiiis ret.iii-ried from the'  coast, last week and in   company   wilh  J.  S.  Patterson   and McDi-i-mid I  Si.n ted for Sniit Ii   (h.-ek   on   Wcdm--- j  day.    Mes-rs. Ilaf-kitK   .iwd   J'ritterson'J  have . oim- work to   do   for   the   Smith  Creek Minimr Co. after which . II Mnee  intend goiter on a pro1-porting trip.  A Peculiar Nugget.   -      -    ,  The .-sluice box   at  tins  Van   Winkle  iniue. .it Lyttoii. tm-i'ied   uti  a  noggf-t .  in   pec.iliai*  form   -.-ink- tiavs  ago.    It.  was in the shape of   ;* sovcr-eiu'ii   made ,  in   iler   Majesty",-,   nun!,.   London,   in  18.")2.    It ,u-iis black and di.scolori-i'!,'and  had, evidently,   been   paitialiy    bin iwl  in tliec.d'ih tot* yi-ar-s.  It. w,us fn-oiiobly ;  h.-l l,v'vine-miner in the   early  elay-..  [t liaslije   (li-,t on t ion   of   having been'  twiee mined, ;\m\ is a peeiilia." example  of : he accidental   bete   'oil   earth.     'I'in- |  coin is pre .'-I'v ed by 1 In- o ivnei.-, ,uf  the ,'  Van Wmkh1 a- a eur*������i-ity.    A'.-.  Hi? Has a- Walkover,    o  I f. .J. ('.imbji, r-liK-f engineer of the  CP.it, went .'.own nver on .Monday  an'I in t--II ds w alkiilir ii. er I he |/ri.pO'-ed  line fiom I!o-s|.tii.l to IIhIkiiii prior V>  in ilsinir hi*-i ejioi I thereon. '    ,  A.varde.l  liigbe.-sl    iiiiiioi-s. -  World's    I-'.iir  PR0VINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  Siiid. Juhj isur,.  ir IS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Gov-  1 1_    ei-nor  lias  been   pleased   to   appoint' :��������� '  .Ia.mes Kkko ij'son ARirsTKO.vti, of  the Town of Golden. Estpiiie, to lie a  Stipendiary Magistrate, Gold Comini.s-  -ioiier. Goveriiment Agent, Assistant  Coinniissioner of Lands and Works,  and Judge of the Court, of Revision  and Appeal under the " Assessnient  Act," within anel for the fvist Kootenay Electoral District, also to act as  Ofiiciai Admini-trator within and for  rhe County of Kootenay, \'icr A. P.  Cummins, Rsqnire.  No. 157. "  Gertiflcate of tlie- Registration of a  Foreign Company.  -'Ce'i.vri'AMHs"   .\('t   P.wrr   IV..'"   and  ."i :.t k.vi>jX'*- Auts.  "Col'.tnlbia Hydraulic Mining Company"  (Fort'igii).  Itci  .-leij  I'.'-  1(1,   I li.lj   (|'".J-|1.',',  1-*J'|,  I   KhCKHV ���������' >t'f. I- .it ! l.iiv.- "i;- ii.n n-irl-*-  I     f������i-.-.l    ' Th'   i'.i'i>.���������'.'.���������   Ili.ii.inli.     .Milling  (''Ml'-l .ill*.     ir-*f'.'II'MI.      I  II :"1    lie     '" e 'iluo.'ltljl'S  A. t. I'.I it  IV .  i:- .-'���������'  ti hi" -   -mil  \infiidi-,  Ti.   ,',...-l ��������� !li.--.r ii  I ii   ,11   ').'��������� ' 11 s   'll   '   !,!> .1  CARRIES FULL LINES OF  Groceries, provisions^ flour,' feed, miner's supplies, stoves,  tinware, granite ware, hardware, paints and oils, boots,  shoes'; men's, women's and children's furnishings,' dress  goods and millinery.    -  Dressmaking in latest styles.  ZRIE'VIEICSTOIKIIE  B.O.  Marburg's Seal  of North Carolina.  Tuckett's Granulated, Old  .Judge, Vanity Pair, Puritan.  T. & B. Plug.  Pace's. "Mastiff"  T. & B.  Cut,  in  1-4,,  1-2 and ,1 lb.   Packages.  Maccoboy & Jonkoping Snufl.  "' .-'  Piper Heidsieck, Climax,  and Blackstrap.  El Ecuador Cigars, '93,, Crop.  Athlete, Derby, Old Judge  t v       ' l  and Pet Cigarettes.  --POST-OFFICE STORE  Mineral A(-t, " Forni F."    "'  Certificate of ..Improvements.  . .a  .*f   K..r< i.-r (������������������,���������- j ,,���������ori.   -MiN'l'.KAl. '(ihAIM.   Situate   in  >,<Ki.ii,H>i!'' I- -itii.il - I  "���������*     (-In-Tnint IjiI-ii .Mining liiv'isinii   u( \Ve-Hl,  "I    Illll.ei-,    t;  A 'nilil'c  sciio.il   is   Ii-ing   oig.'iiii/.ed  aX, New Denver,  Tj.,. ,,l,i. ct . fur a!iii)i .tii ' ',.'ii* ,im) I- i'sf,ili-  Il-i."-l ,ir.* T>i * it ,*,.,.*i Im, t.'.'-r.il' . .-ii'! Hi.in.e^'-  I .i im-.-i.il-s ..f iiiirri .'.. inillint', --miti.-i^ .uni  .-i-'i.-i.ii * .',(*<   . rm i.^-1 iti'i rii.m-i'.ii- ��������� l'i l.<:-.,   -I'll!  .i������������������?-1 i',,t]   l'i        .'ii-.e     (mi   i>-ir,i-;',i|.  'if all  V-.-m' - - mi! -'I .i 'iil.: *-,- , I I,,' hi' .-1 ei'l ; i i s(,ii;il  ;i'..;i.-|-i y .n 'n.ii i������ u*i. -.irv *'i ' I'-i'., 'in( till!  .i'.ii\.-..'loi i I -: -,--il .l'i;.' !- .'in'! i. .-1en ��������� tn In;  ������ .in ii'I ��������� ill. . ..ii'l,)'in! ,n.<: |..-j-i"IHii'l .n the  .-: <: -i.f ! film1-, ,n 'ii" I'ruvni'..'r/i" Ur:t.-n Cul-  ii-.iiii.i   ('.in.uti  .i-i'l.!--,-vi.i ri-. s  Ti.. <.i;.il ,1 ������".r i i.filii r ii {'.i'iiiii'i* :-'i������.(;  ,.i.i.i.nl     :...ii-..ii.|   ...il.iv   '.'i..',ii|    .n'o    I'M  ' I   ^1 Isililt   -!i,ll-r - III   t',(   "tj.l" '..lltK   t.t    I. II fii.il.ll's  i .i   t .  <Tl',.r>   UJl'ir-l- I'lV    ll l-.'l    ..'III    ->.l!    'if   ''l|ll<;   .'It  Vn T'ir.ri J'lir-ni'i f.i f' r' t, -1. *".,'.riitiM,, liils  *i   ii -*< i -it', r!.i * i.f .f-t'    e',.  It(i  V, I'liTTli'-.,  sfr.i; of ./mi.I    l' i t. f 'i'n;,.ir������H--.  NOTICE.  S'KKAI.   (ih/V  ^,     u , iiku Alining I ^.-..  ICiHilcii.iv lii-iti'ici. Wlii'i'i! Iiii'iili-il: en lliillov  Ci-i-ck.' T.iki- Nnlii-i: t'liil I, H.i'-i-y Anliiill, of  VitiK uiivi.r. It <'., I'l-i-i: miner's i citillriitu No.  .'i.'i.lll. iiiKml, -ii-el y (In) s li-iiin tin- .Inn- lu-i-cfi',  lnapi.l) l.i I In-'inlil ("iiiuiiiissioilia- I'm- 11 ciil--  11Uniti-of iiiipi-ini'iiiiails, fi������- |lnj ]ii:--jki-,(. of  ol,III Hun-; ii C'-mwi -,'noil of I lie nl-iive rliillil.  Aii-I fin-llii-i-liile-notii c, tli.ii .(ilfdisc claims  rnii-t Ii" will to tlie </olil ('iiiiiiii|s-,iini(.|- mill  ie t inn vommi-ii' 11! lii-fun- tlm Issiinni i- of suoli  < i rlili'-iilc of iniiu-'iv'-un nfs,  ILU'-il llii- tolilliil.iy uf .May, IS!l"i.  T.  L.  NOTARY   PUBLIC  J  REVELSTOKE," B.C.  ii;-'.il  II. AI'.I'.O'IT.  B0KN.  'CaLKV      At Hi-, el-l ..ke. (in   Saturday,  A tllfi^tMl-'l.'! he wife ol'i.lniil.i Call-,,  ..(ti,i ilir ^iil.eiv ���������-������������������"���������  MOST PERFECT  MADE.  A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Free  from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant  40 YEARS THE STANDARD.  CA\ I ORTATM A I'ATKST? few*  prornpf nn^'VPr anil un lii-iTK-iit, or.tnlfin, 'ffrll'i U������  ,*1 I..\ >' ������*i <;(>., w)io li.ivft hurl n<-iiriy llfly ycari'  CTpcrK-ncn til th" ritit<"it. IkhIii.im-i. f'ortirininlrq^  IIotis ..til. lly i-'irifi'J.''Hflitt. A ilainllMn.lc ot tit'  fi.rrnntlon coni-^nimar I'n renin ftrul liow (i-i ol,-  t.-.ln tlium Hunt frco. Also n rnlnlociiu of lu'^lwui-  Icil .-iri'l HClcntlilc liOOkK h'nl, free.  I'ntiiiiti tnkpn tliroiiirli Mnrin A Co. rorclvo  mi-idnl notl.'O l/i tlio Si iciitili-. A i-irri'-ii 11. ur,il  tliiiH .-iris Iiroms'it. wl'l'ily bofon (In- pnlillr wtt'i-  ont, cosh to tlio Invcrilor. 'I'IiIk hii|"ikIIiI jinpcr,  lB',u"il wf'pltly plp-enntly llln-iiriitpil.li(n hy rnr Dm  lar-ri'd. < ln-iili.tion of iinv ."f li-ntllic wink In tlio  world.   ���������#.'{ 11 yenr.   .Siimpli-. cpplp.lii'.inl-, frcii.   .  ���������Siillilt-isr Killl.lon, moii'tlily, h.U) A yurir.   Hlnclf.  nonloH, 'i.i Kcntii.   Kvoi-y tiui/iluir conl.-ilnn Imnii.  t.lriil platoB, In color**, mill pilotouriiiilm of imv?  hotii<i:������. with pi-inn, piiAlillnrr Ii>iII0i;i-3 io nliriiv the'  lin.i'ol. ilnplitiiHiiriil miRiii-d Kontriiiir.il. '/.ilCi-pua  AtlfJ-IN & CO,, MM yoiur, .'������<' ������   ������'.->o.-'. u.l  1 BESTAND'CHEAPESTROUTE  III    VN'll    FI'.OM  All Fa >tern Points.  i      Tli n hi-.'Ii I'll 't ''l.i"- .-'Icfiiln^ * "ur-.aiKl Tourist  )   Mi 1 |i!ri!' ''p."-   l'i -"il. I'.nil, .Mm it o iiliiml Tin mil o  ���������I'll lionl ' liiniKc.  RPVIT-LSTOKE TIME TAHLE.  ,\ tin 111 ii- I". <|im -'i ill 1 iv (s,    !M 'iiliiil).  I'.ii itic ' " Iliii")    "  Km-  foil   infoi in. il ion  11-. to  ialis.tiini-.cti-.  ll|l|llV in  I.   T,   Brewster.  .-'-'.,.' ,' A gi'iit, iUvclhtiike.  (;i<;o. Met., isiinws";.    , ���������  J)isf.i:ict; l'(i.s.seiii;i.-i'Airciil..  Viiiiiieiiivor, I!. ('.     L  Mining and Real Estate Broker and General Commission Agent.  FTre" life and'Tccident insurance. -  k*  Representative of the Kootenay Smelting & Trading Syndicate.   ���������- :o:   ACKNT \<()]\ TIJOUT LAKIC CITY, KVANSPOJIT, KASLO -t NAKUSP  a  SH IS STILL  ASK-  r  FOR PRICES ON  POTATOE  OR OTHERWISE AND BE CONVINCED.  He Also Handles  GENERAL GROCERIES - MINERS SUPPLIES  ^_AiuI Other Articles too Numerous to Mention  tress  Letrelstoke' ;������������������; S

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