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 FOR MEN���������  -Finest Cashmere So eks  a CO  Extra heavy wool do 0 50  Bes-t  quality  Shetland   wool  Underwear, per suit  1 2.5  Finest nat. wool   "         100  Braces, per pair, 30c. and iOc.   ��������� :o:   The English Trading Co.  C. E.  SHAW,  Customs Broker,  ' REVELSTOKE,  Vol. 2.���������No. 19.  EEVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., AUGUST 17, 189  JO.  $2.00 a Year.  jsErxrE* "or������  fiSr  tPf%s3L_  ^ /p&&~&}g������/'l,''������&$ aittiei: gocls wo handle.  ^jZl^^^P^SCoj    ���������?;*--Write for Circular ffiving- Sliip  | - i^g- Direotior-E anS HATES!"? MAS  22-i1 SEICES.  ������m  U '? a  31* a  ������i T-  0*"s*~-  Kootenay Lodge  No. 15 A.F. & A.Sa.  lit rig-lit out;  2"air selection; iramecliato returns. $(0  Etippiag- ts.g-3 furnished frcse ujoa .{Jg_!^  ooTiost. a , -    ������/;'  "hare is 53 XTO'T'S" on Surs or any ������X  The rejjul.ir meeting  are held in the Jvlas-  onieTenipleJSourne'ri  Hall, on the third  Monday in each  month at 8 p. m.  VisilinK brethren  cordially welcoinud.  C1JAGE. SKCItKliAUY.  O. O. P., No. 25.  Rc'iilm- ineetiiifrs ure held,  in Oildfellovv-fc- Hall every  jjjqSk Thui-Ml.iy nlj^lit at  citfliL  $������,'.0o'clock.   Visiting brothers  cordially welcomed.  O. LEWIS, Skc.  Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1C53.  HELENA, MONT.  aer.CMli&EcitsisaSii.  I 0%  Incorporated.  2S2Virst Avenue North,  ��������� branches: ��������� ���������,       . '  CHICAGO, ILL.   '    VICTORIA, B.C.      . WINNIPEG. MAN.  1C? :i;ch:?sn St. "S3 Langlcy it. * ITS PrlncuB tl.  Itegiiliir meetings are held in  the Odd Kellow.V'Hiill on the  second and fourth Wednesday's  ot each month at 7:3U p. in.  Visit injj brcthivn arc cordially  invited.  K. AD.UK. i J. I. WOO'UHd'W",  ���������   W.M.    ,      Hoc. Secy.  The. Confederation    i  ��������� i i *       *  ��������� Life Association Toronto.,  Capital and Assets Over  $6,000,000.  '  NO  Insiirance at Bisk Over  $26,000,000  CONDITIONS  Before insuring you should see the \  ��������� i    Model Policy Contract'  issued by the above  Company.    .,   ������  A. .McNElL, '  BARBER SHOP AND BATE ROOM,  Front Street. .Revelstoke.   ���������  Haircut, 25c.;' Bath,  50c; Six Shaving  -    Tickets for S1.00.  ,'GUY'BARBER,  WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.  Repairing Neatly & Promptly Executed.  REVELSTOKE, B.C.    '������    ,  BSTRICTIQNS  'Full particulars on application to Agents : ,  , T.,L. HAIG, J.'d.'  BRBEZ]  Doo  FURNITURE,  'ashes &  :o:-  Agent, for Revelstoke.  General Agent for B.C., Vancouver.  .A  /  WHOLESALE DEALER IN  WINES, LIQUORS.' AND'. CIGARS.  lEEVl'LSTOKE,        B. C,  Stockholm House, i  JOHN STONE,'Pbopriktoh.  R., HOWSON,  REVELSTOKE.  COFFrNS  CARRIED, IN  STOCK.  AGI'.NT F0K,SIN0i:i4 SEWING MACHINES.  NAVIGATION.    - ,    '  1895    TIM,E   SCHEDULE     1JS95  '',     , THE  Ol^D FAVORITE STK.VMER'  (dpi. Rob I. Sanderson)  i>.' ' ,  WILL IIU.V BETVVKES, \  REVELSTOKE    and    NAKUSP  ���������' River Bank' Protection. '  " The period of high   water ��������� is   past,  for this year at least, and ihe   protection work along   the   river   bank   lias  -stood the test admirably.    Along   the  bank where the mattrasses   were   laid  no erosion whatever has occurred   this  season���������though,the water was   within  less than four feet of last   year's   unprecedented mark.   .[Many doubted' the  eilicacy of this method   of  river b������nk  protection when   applied   to   tlie   Columbia, but the   results   have   proved  the]    correctness    of     Mr.    Gamble's  estimate  and' shown  that  he   knows  something about the work 'he   lias-in  hand:    Hut while the work  done  has  proved most satisfactory in   protecting  the bank from further erosion,   it   has  also     demonstrated     the  '   absolute  necessity of completing the   undertaking as set forth in  the engineer's   report to the Public,. "Works' department.  Almost every day, between where the  work' was left   oil'   and   the   smelter, ���������  jn-eat slices have been sliding into   the  rivei-j until now the edge of 'the   bank  is less than a hundred   feet  from "'he  road in front of theschoolhoiise, where  formerly there i were  several  hundred  feet to spare.    This is a matter   which  requires attention as soon as   possible.  All the preliminary work has   already  been done���������such as'inspection,   estimating, etc., though these may have  to  be altered   somewhat   owing   to   the  erosions this year.    There  appears   to  be nothing in the way of this absolutely necessary   work' except   a   proper-  stage of water.    Tn fact' the   minister  of Public Works, the Hon. Mr. Ouimet,  in reply to the ipiestion by Mr. Mara,  in the House,of Commons,15 regarding  this work, 'said, speaking for the - government:'   "Our intention is to   complete" the work   conjointly    with 'the,  local    government:".   Thus   we' liave  the word of the head   of ' the   Works  department that   the ,'vvork-   will    be  complete J.     , f  ' RAILWAY EXTENSIONS.  The C.P.R.  Getting- ������ Move On-  ' American Opinion.  The Dining Room is furnished with the best the  Market'affords." '  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  WINES, LIQDORS AND CIGARS.'  THE  GENT  ABttAHAMSON BEOS., Phoi'iiiBTOiis.  Stopping   at    Lahdeau,     Thomson's  Landing and Halcyon Hot  Springs during the  Season1 of 1S95.  Leaving Revelstoke Wednesdays and Satur  day", at 7 iv.ni. ,  Leaving Nakusp Mondays and Thursdays at  7. a.m.  .The above dates arc subject to change without notice..,, o  1      ��������� ,   "   KOBEUT SANDERSON-.  e-c'  Revelstoke as a Smelting Centre. '  I      ���������    ' i   -Editor Kootex.w- JI.vii.:  There is .something going   on   in're:  -latum    to' establishing   a   smelter   in  West   Koofenay   that  seriously    dis-  ���������tvtiWUic' editor ot the Rossi and Miner.  He begins,,-! paragraph in his last is.siie  in  this,  v.-av :  1 If   Canadian   Pacific:  The, Steamer Arrow  *  ' LEAVES'  TOWN WHARF, REVELSTOKE,  Wednesdays and   Saturdays, at 9  a.m.  "     ���������FOR  <  Hall's,-Landing, Lardeau, Halcyon and  Leon Hot Springs, Nakusp and  Burton Citv.  First-class Table   ���������  Telephone   ���������  Good1 Beds  'Bus Meets a,i.  +  Fire-proof Saie  11 Trains.  Coluinliia & Kootenay   Steam Navigation Co.Ttd:  REVELSTOKE,      ZB.O.  T !  THE  QUEEN'S   HO  ABHAHAMSON  UltOS., P.isoi'kiktoks.  Everything new and First-class in all Respects.  The House' is stocked with the Finest Wines and Cigars in the Market  TROUT   LA.KE   CITT,   E_C-  orks  TO-NfCHT.  At Peterson's Hall  An Entertainment in aid  of the Catholic Church.  All the best local JV[irtl},  talent   in  a   pro- MlISIC &  gramme of JVJ i U\ levy.  Refreshments.  Admission 25c  THE   REVELSTOKE   PHARMACY.  mHOSK v.-ho arc  .1 training lor  the cominif teimij  be careful p������ to  v.-hafc brand of  uifcars Uioy -moke:  hince. Ihc "cll_  known tlim oi  T Sc B Iiavo be-  t;iin    niaimfaciiir-  iiiK cigars their muni* on mi j- box !-��������� n jfuarantee  of iIp excellency, ns ha-bcon tlie co*e for the  pa'-t, fjiiavtcr eoiitury  with  tlu ii- lo'iacro=.  AjyniorGH ucr  M.ijclj- iloc--  iml flrnoke I hi- particular linn id, '.he  iiiiH iillov.'ul Iict  ntiiiie to he wed h\-  jrcsmN. T & D- Sii  when you pitii'h;i^u  nt llio R^vulntoiro  Pharmacy T & B  Vli-tn'-in ci' T ?,. V.  H(iNf|iici ui :t inV ���������_',)  i"'iil-, you arc mii-c  of a prood xindUi* a I n.  low Jll'ICf.  PASSENGERS FOR  Hall's Landing,  Hot Springs,  Nakusp, Three F  Nelson, and Slocan Points,  Kootenay Lake Points,  Trail  Creek,   Rossland,  Northport and Spokane  ���������.SHOULD TAKE THIS���������  STEAMER LYTTON  Leaving Hkvklstoke oh jMoxuav and  TnunsDAY Evenings at 7 p.m.  For local lime card of the Company's steamers on Koou-iiaj- Jjike apply to Lhe purser on  board. -  For full information as lo tickets, rates, etc.,  apply to T. Allan,  Secretary, Nelson.  H 0.  OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.  ROYAL MAIL! LINES.  CHEAPEST routoTo the OLD COUNTRY.  l'roposcd Sailings from Montreal.  ALLAN' LTN'E.  Parisian'   JIOSBfltUN   N CMIDiAN-   SAillUNTAX   DOMINION' LtN'K.  Vanooi-vki:    Oki.co.v   Mahii'o.--a   Laiikadok   Cibin Sl.'i. .s.Vl, Si'"1, $7(1, Sod and upwards.  Intermediate $30; Steerage S20.  l'a-.scn^crs tickoleil  liirnufrli to all parts of  Great llntain ami Irclan 1, and at specially low  i.ilo- lo all p.irt.-'of l!i>; Kiirupuaii contineiiL.  Applj toiiL.'L. Cst'-Ld.iiisiiijiori-.iil'.v.i} aijeiiL.to  I. T. SRSW3TES, Agent, Rcvclstoltc,  or lo UoiiKitr KiiKK, Gen.  Passenger.Agent  W'iiiin|M-|*;.  ..July  27  ..A Off.  :*  ..Auk.  in  ..Aug.  JV  ..Aug.  3  ..Aug.  8  ..Auk-  lo  ...Wits.  '.'1  influence siicci-otls in ePtalilishing a  smelmr at Ro'velbtokf' the city of  Spokane should give a hiy cbotms t<i  'the scheme." And adds, quite in despair, addressing the merchants of that  section, "It is Hohson's choice, gentlemen. You must either make a trading and smelting center in South Kootenay or you will .throw three-fourths  of the trade to Spokaue." And is it  lcolly, true that' Spokane and Revelstoke are' woiking together for the  establishment of a smelter at Revelstoke? How can this he-when nothing  *is known of it here, one of the >places  most interested in the.result deprecated  by the Miner ? ���������  The Nelson Tribune also is much  wrought up over (he report that a  large smelting pl.int is to be erected at  Nakusp, as the most eligible location,  tather than at Nelson, and denounces  the Canadian Pacific Railway for having donu everything possible to secure  it. Thojedifor would not have any  other place in \Vest Kootenay Mian  Nelson or Kootenay L.-ike have the  benefit of a smelter. There is one. al-"  ready established ;it,Pilot Bay and another is to be erected at Nelson by the  Silver King initio. But this is ��������� not  enough for the editor of the Tribune.  Ii any other smelters are b'nilt-in West  Kootenay, they must be located where  they will give value to the corner lots  of this editor or his friends.  It is our firm belief that'there is, and  will be produced, in West Kootenay,  ore sufficient, to supply nil the .smelters  that aie likely to Ue established in the  distiict. It is beyond doubt that ilev-  elsloke is one of tlie most desirable  places in West Kootenay for (lie establishment of a gieat smelting plant.  The mining camps that will be directly  tributary to it'are Trout Lake,, Lardeau, Fish Creek, Caiiboo Ciec!--, (iold  Hill, 'Silver Bow, . Prairie JYIiiiinlniii,  Tllecillewaef, Albert Canyon and the  late finds on the North Fork, as well as  the gold ores of C.-irnes Creek and Mig  Bend, saying nothing about tlie Slocan  mines which are more directly tributary to Nakusp in-case' a smelt or is  built there. ;i  .Moreover, Revelstoke, is the only  really central (own in West Kootenay.  No place in the distrirl, nor even in  British Columbia on (lie. Mainland, can  be considered as central for tv.y  business purpose/that is situated 'off  the main line of the Canadian Pacific  Railway. Accessibility hy railway  east and west, and south by river and  rail, for all purposes of transporting  coal, coke, iron, ores, and all classes of  inaU-riiil and-siipiilie.s thai enter into  the reduction and refining of ores, a"  well as the outward trfiiis-portabion of  bullion and the refined product, is  what gives to itevelsloke its central  character. The C.P.R. begins to see  this, and realizes that the farther the  smelting business is removed from the  boundary, I be less liable will it be to  the sharp competition of the American  lines. Sulk ikk.  The work of railway extension   may  be said to have   fairly   begun.    Gen.  Supt, Abbott   arrived   on   Thursday  from the coast and  went  down ' river  the same evening.    He' will   'let   the  contract on tlieuexten.sion from    Tinvi:  Forks to Sandoii,'\iboiit -Ji .miles, upon,  which work will be started immediately.    The   completion   of   the   Arrow  Lake branch is a veiy   necessary   link  in the chain   of, communication   with  the maiir line.    That this will be done  this year is admitted by    tlie.   railway  officials,'.though no   definite'date   has  been named for beginning construction;  but preparations arc being   made   and  everything gut in readiness to start at  a moment's notice,   and    besides this  work   is   being   pushed   on' 'several  surveys in   Southern   Kootenay.    Another party, with engineer Gnfliths in  charge, went south by the  Lytton   on  jloiK-lay.      ,���������  , This activity on the part of the  C.'P.R. is causing not a little speculation amongst those interested in the  carrying trade' of West 'Kootenay.  The 'Spokane- Chronicle comments,  upon it'as follows : "2^6 little commotion was caused among the mining  men by the receipt, of information  which leaves little room for doubt that'  the Canadian Pacific is planning .to  build to Trail creek mining district���������  not a branch line or a- .," stub " road,  but a direct connection not only with  Trail district but with the Slocan and  'Nelson; mines. Fifteen Canadian"  Pacific surveyors, headed by competent  engineers and'fully equipped with' all  desirable.instruments for rapid ��������� work,  are now engaged near the foot of Lake  Slocan in making observations and  measurements and selecting a practical  railway route. ��������� From what point they  started cannot as,yet, be learned. But  they came from tlie direction of .Trail  Creek and are working north, followr  ing closely along the route long since  proposed for the connecting line from  Revelst'oke ,'to connection with the  Nelson, and Pobson railway. It is  also reported that other Canadian  Pacific parties are working in West  Kootenay-���������iii fact' there are "more  surveyors now in the district than  ever befoie in its-history. Moreover  there are three or four mysterious  "observers" wandering 'about the  country this summer noting streams,  elevations, passes, distances, etc.,  making copious memoranda of tho  topography of the country but preserving a fhj'sterious silence as to their  purposes and refusing to discuss   with  '    The Kootenay Trade.  ^   -An       The matter of "tho   Kootenay   trade  is just now receiving considerable  attention from the merchants and   press  of the coast. ' They are awakening   to  the fact that a very  large   percentage'  of the   trade   which   should,    in   the  ordinary course of events,   go    to   the  coast houses is being done by  eastern  wholesalers.    For this state of   affairs '  the coast   merchants   " cannincss "  is  responsible, even   more than   are  the  transportation    rates.      While     they^  have been afraid   to  do   business   the  eastern merchant has jumped    in   and  taken his chances, and.   except  'in   a  faw isolated instances, he has   had ,no  cause to regret it.    There is hardly an  article   of   merchandise,   except   dry  goods, in which the   westerner  is  n^ot  as favorably circumstanced as   is   his  eastern competitor.    The trade of  the  district has now gro\yn to such extent  that some eastern merchants are   considering the advisability of ' establishing branches here and this   move   appears to have caused  coast  merchants   ,  to put on their thinking caps and cast  about for means   to   secure   a   larger ���������  share of   the trade.    Discussing   this  subject the iVeiw Advatliser says : "We  hear    that   one ,or   more   Manitoba    ,l  houses intend   to   start   branches   or  supply stores at Revelstoke. - By that  means'they canjil] orders for any part  *>f the Kooterift^district   with   great  promptitude   and    with the  greatest  '  possible economy whether as \ regards  freight or trade expenses.    Now   if  a  Winnipeg firm finds   it advantageous '"  to open a1 branch ' at   Revelstoke,   a    '  Coast   house���������or   a   combination   of ���������,',  three or four of them���������should also find  it equally.beneficial.    Indeed, more so  as by  bringing,' his  eastern  goods  to  that point, he places .'himself  on   just-"-  as good a" footing iix - that' respect  as   ..  his eastern competitor." '  anyone the meaning of their work.  Tlie .supposition is that the Canadian  Pacific,' following ' out its well known  design of controlling all, the business  of British Columbia or as nearly all as  possible, is now going after the. traffic���������  of Trail creek' district, not by extend-  ing'the Crows Nest Pass line immediately as has been expected, but by  completing the north and south branch  'from Revelstoke. Portions of this  line from ���������Revelstoke to the arm of  Arrow lake and from Nakusp around  the head of Lake Slocan to Three  Forks are now incise. But they can  only be operated in connection with  steamboats. By building the connecting links and'oxtending the line to  Trail 'the Canadian Pacific would be  in a fair wav to achieve its   ambitions  *> o  and control nearly  all   tho   trade   of  British Columbia."  'Local'Mining Notes.  ' Ore and Bullion Shipments.  On Sunday the Lytton brought1 up  2 carloads of Pilot Hay bullion for  Aurora and 1 carload of ore from the  Alamo mine for Omaha'. The Kootenai  bad 1 carloads of Pilot I3ay bullion for  Aurora and ] of ore from the Vvlamo  for Omaha.  On Tuesday the Kootenai had 2 cars  Alnnm and 2 of Cumberland ore. both  lots for Omaha. On her return she  took down 3 cars of lumber from New  Westminster for the new boat which  is being built on ICootcnay Lake.  The Lytton brought up on Thursday  two cars of bullion from Pilot Bay for  Aurora, and took- down six trolley  cars for the Silver King tramway, one  full cai of bacon for various consignees,  and balance of cargo of general nicr-  cliatulise.  , Messrs. McPhe'rson & Beetles, who  are working the Old Sonoma, a southern extension ���������of tlie Great Northern  group, have struck 18' inches of' grey  copper. ,     '      i    0b  Geo. Laformo came down from  the   '  Consolation.,   this   weeTc   and   reports,  that they are still in the mudslide. Mr. ',  Laforine went into   Trout  Lake   this-,  morning.'  O. B. Williams, one of the proprietors  of the Consolation,   on  French Creek,   '  who   has  been  holidaying  for,a  few  weeks, started up the Bend   yesterday  morning to resume work.  ��������� Frisby and Reighlv, accompanied by  Tom and Bruce Home, have returned  to their new locations on  (.he   Jordan. ������  The outfit took two  week's provisions  and intend to spend the time prospecting that vicinity. .   . '  John H. Movie, who went into Trout .  Lake last week to superintend work  on the Great Northern, came up on  Tuesday to purchase supplies., He has  a gang at work erecting the necessary  buildings for tho camp. '   < l  Frank Anderson and Ves Howe, of  Tacoma, together with"' W. Kenny,  stai ted on Thursday for the Little  Falls on Fiench Creek. ' Messrs. Anderson and Howe go up with a view of  purchasing an interest in this property.,  Joe Diiii'n and Dave Cowan returned  this week from a piospecting trip up '  the mountain from Green Slide. They  found some good-looking float, but did  not locate the ledge. They started  again this morning, and will go up  Gainer Creek and over the mountain  to Duncan river.  L. Arthur, who went into Lardeau  some weeks ago to do assessment  work, returned on Satin day. He  wants ra trail up Boyd .Creek���������a  distance of five miles���������and has gone to  Victoria to interview the governinent  about it.  Gold Quartz Near Donald.  Some excitement, was occasioned  yesterday by the reported discovery of  gold quartz on Porcupine creek, near  Donald. Apait from the fact that two  locations had been made, no particulars  were obtained.  "Her Trial Trip.  The Naku.sji, with Capt. Troup in  charge and .1. A. Mara and party  aboard, had a trial trip on Thursday  from Nakusp to the Hot Springs and  return, when everything was found to  work satisfactorily. The fitting up  has been almost completed and it is  expected rfhu will be ju commission  next week.  Board of Trade Elects Officers.  , The necessary legal preliminaries  bavin;-; been attended to the organization meeting of the Revelstoke  Board of Trade was held in the school-  house on Monday dveiiiug when the  following ollics'i-s were elected: President, .1. il. Kellie, M.P.P.; Vice-President, J. D. Sibbald ; Secretiny-Treas-  urcr, O. K. Shaw; Council���������T. L. Haig.  F. 13. Wells, II. N. Coursier, John  Abraliamson, .1. I. Woodrow, Jas. W,  Vail, II. J. Bourne, Win. Cowan, Dr*  McLean. The Council held its first  meeting on Thursday evening.  Farm Hands by the Carload.  The largest number of passengeis  ever brought into Winnipeg from the  east in one day were landed at the  Canadian Pacilic station Thursday  evening. There were six trains coin-  prising sixty passeiigoj.', coaches and  twelve baggage euis with 2,fi00 farm  laborers on board. This lot of arrivals,  however, are but the vanguard, as the  Canadian Pacific company from the  latest information received p.stimates  that 0,000 outside men will be needed  in order to get the harvest garnered by  November, and other special ti.'iins  will leave eastern points next Tuesday THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.  9 fSfsausstrcsKtsxraLi  ,-*^r' y*r^^t,A*:*VMi!r*e-~-r.?pr>^-t-''T>i--'--~ ^"T^-g^"~^::*,"aJ^:=^r'"^^*^'-^*, mr**sy*  THE CLEVER WIDOW.  ���������by  home,  room,  CHAPTER II.  BRKA1CIM5  Tim ICE.  The cottage from the window of  which  th* Misses Williams had looked outsiands,  ,aiid has'stood for many  a year,' in   that  pfeaeant suburban district which  lies, be-  tweeu Norwood, Anerly und   Forest Hill.  Loni? before there had been a thought or a  owu'ship there," when the metropolis w  still quite'a distant thing, olcV������Iv. Williams  had inhabited   " The   Brambles,"   m   the  little house was called, and,had owned all  the fields   about   it.    Six  or  eight such  cottages scattered over  a  rolling country  side were all the houses to be found tbeio  in the ..ays when, trie century was young.  From afar, when the breeze came from trie  north, The dull, low roar ot" the great city  might be heard, like the  breaking of   the  tide   of   life,,   while    along    the   horizon  might be seen the dim  curtain of smoke.  the grim spray which  that tide threw up.  Gradually, however,   as the years passed,  the city had thrown out a long brick-feeler  here and theie.curving, extending audcoal-  escing, until at last the little cottages had  beau grippedaround by these red tentacles,  and had been absorbed to  make  room   for  the modern villa.    Field by field the estate  of   old   Mr.    Williams   had been sold   to  the speculative builder, and had borne rich  crops of snug suburban dwellings,arranged  in ourvingcresceuts and tree-lined avenues;  The father had   passed    away   before   his  cottage was entirely bricked   around,    but  ' his two daughters, to whom   tbo   property  had, descended,lived to see tho last vestige  of country taken from   them.    For   years  they had clung to the one field which faced  their windows, audit was only, after much  ���������argument and many   heart-burnings   that  they had at last consented that   iu   should  share the fate of the others.    A broad road  was driven through their quiet domain, the  quarter was Renamed   "The  Wilderness,"  and three square, staring, uncompromising  villas began to sprout up on the other sid e  With sore hearts the ' two   shy   little   old  maids watched their bteady progress, and  speculated as to whut fashion of neighbors  'chance would bring "into, the   little ' riook  which had always been their own.  -    And at last they were all three finished,  wooden  nalcouies and overhanging    cave  had,been added   to them,  so that,  in   the  language of the advertisement, there were  vacant   three  eligible   Swiss-buiit   villass  with'sixteen-rooniB, no basement, electric  bells.Jiot and cold .vatcr, and every modern    convenience,    including   a, common  tennis lawn,  to be  let at ������100 a year, or  ������1;500 purchase,    So tempting an offer did  not loin; remain open.    Within a few week,  ** the card  had   vanished, from number one,  and it was known that Admiral Hay Denver, V. C, C. V., with Mrs.   Hay Denver  and their only sou, was about to move into  it.    The news brought peace to the hearts  of,the Williams sisters.    They  had lived  with the settled coiniction that some wild,  impossible colony ; some shouting, singing  family of  madcaps   would  break in upon  their peace.    This  establishment at least  was irreproachable.   A reference lo " Men  ot\,the 'lime" showed them that Admiral  Hay   Denver was   a   most   distinguished  officer, who had begun his active career at  Bomarsuud, and had ended, it at Alexan-  ' dria,  having managed between these two  episodes to  see as  much   service'   as any  man of his years.    From the  Taku   Forts  and   the    "Shannon"   brigade    to dhow-  harrying off Zanzibar there was no variety  of naval work which did not appear in his  'record; whilo the-Victor;* Cross and the  . Albert Medal for saving hie vouched for it  that   iu   peace  as in war his courage was  Btill of the same temper.    Clearly a very  eligible neighbor this,  the more so as they  had   been confidentially  assured   by   the  estate agent that Mr. Harold   Denver, the  son, was a most quiet  young   geut'.oman,  and   that  he   was   busy from morning to  night on the Stock Exchange.  .   The Hay Douvers had  hardly   moved in  before number two also Btruck its placard.  aud again the ladies found   that  tiiey had  no   reason  to  be discontented with   their  neighbors.    Doctor Balthazar Walker was  a   very Owell-kuown   name in  the  medical  world.     Did   not   his   qualifications,   his  membership and the record of his writings  fill a long half column iu the Medical Directory,   from  his first   little paper   on   the  " Gouty Diathesis," in 1S39, to his exhaustive treatise upou " Affections oi the Vaco-  "Motor   System,~_in_ l.SSl?   A successful  medicarcareer which promised to end in a  presidentship of a college, and a bironetcy,  , had been cutshort by his sudden inheritance  of a considerable sum from a grateful patient, which had rendored him independent for life, and had   enabled  him   to turn  His attention ^ to   the   more   scientific   part  of  his  profession, which  had always had  a greater charm   for   him   than its   more  practical and commercial aspect.     To this  end he had given    up   his   house   in Way.  mouth street, and had taken this opportunity of   moving   himself,   his   scientific  instruments   and his two charming daueh-t dnnlng nutritious drinks &nd   njvigora'iag  ��������� tern (he had been a widower for some years) I exercises   to   the   male,    I   do , neither.",  into the more peaceful atmospherd  of Xor-I hhe   pi'-ked   up   a   pair  <>!  iifteen-pound !  wood. ��������� J dumbbell?   from   beside  the fireplace   and'  There was thus butone villa unoccupied,  I nwnng thcm.lightly ahoat her dead.   "Vou  aud U wa= no wonder that  the two maiden ! .see what may d*? done on 3t ut," paid she.  ladles watched with a keen, inteiest, which j     "Hut don't you think," the  e^der   Minn  you  ha*  three, which was   instantly opened  red-headed page-boy.  Ves, ilis. Westmacott was at  He ushered them into the ' fiont  wheie in tpite oi the line spring weather a  large fire was burning in the grate. The  boy took "their curds, and then, as they sat  down together upou a settee, he set their  uerveB in a thrill by darting behind a curiam with a shrill cry, .and prodding at  something with his foot. The bull pup  which they had seen upon the day before  bolted fiom its hiding'.place and scutted  snarling from the room. <��������� <  '"It wants to get at Eliza," said the  youth, iu a confidential whisper. "Master  says she would give him more'u he brought.  He smiled affably at the two little etifl  black figures, aud departed in search of his  mistress.  "What���������what did he.say''" grasped  Bertha.  '  "Something about a���������Oh, goodness  gracious ! Oh, help ! help ! help ! belp !  The two sisters had bounded onto the  sotteo, and stood there with staring eyes  and skirts gathered in, while they filled the  wholo house with their yells. Out of a high  wickcrwork basket which'stood by tho fire  there had risen 'a flat, diamond-shaped  head with wicked green eyes which came  flickering upward, waving gently from side  to side, until a foot or more of glossy, scaly  neck was visible. Slowly the vicious head  came floating up, while at every oscillation  a fresh burst of shrieks came from the  settee.  " What in the name of mischief?" cried  a voice, aud there was the mistress of the  house standing iu tho doorway. Her gaze  at first had merely taken in the fact that  two strangers were standing screaming  upon her red plush sofa. A glance at the  fireplace, however, showed her the cause  of the terror, and she burst into a hearty-  fit of laughter.  " Charley," she shouted, " here's Eliza  misbehaving again."  " I'll .settle her," answered a masculine  voice, and the young'man dashed into the  room. He had a brown horso cloth in his  hand, which he threw over the basket,  making it fast with a piece ot twine so as  to etiectually imprison its inmate, while  his aunt ran across to reassure her visitors.  " It's only a rock snake," she,explained.  " Oil, Bertha!" "Oh, Monica!" gasped  the poor exhausted gentlewomen.  "She's hatching out somo eggs. That  is why we have the tire. Eliza always does  better when she is warm. She is a sweet,  gentle creature, but no doubt she thought  that you had designs upon her eggs. 1  suppose' that you did not touch any of  them ?" '  "Oh, let us get away, Bertha !" cried  Monica,-with her thin, black-gloved hands  thrown forward in abhorrence.  "Not away, but into the next room,"  said Mrs. Westmacott, with the air of one  whose word was law. "This way, if you  please. It. is less warm here." She led  the way into a very handsomely appointed  library with three great casts ofbooks,and  upon the fourth side a long yellow, table  littered over with papers aud scientific  instruments. "Sit here, and you there,"  she continued. "That is right. Now let  me see, which of you is Miss Williams and  which Miss Bertha Wiltiama V" . ,  "I am Miss Williams," said Monica, still  palpitatiug, aud glauoing furtively about  in dread of some new horror.  "And you live, as I understand, over at  the pretty little cottage. It! is very nice  of you to call so early. I don't suppose  that we shall get on, but still the intention  is equally good." She crossed her legs and  leaned her back against the marble mantelpiece.  '"Wo thought that perhaoa we might be  of some assistance," said Bertha timidly.  "If thore is anything which we couid do to  make you'feel more at home"���������  , "Oh, thank you: I am too old a traveller  to fuel anything but at home wherever I go.  I've just come hack from a few months in  the Marquesas Islands, where I had a very  Dleasiint visit. That was where I got Eliza,  many reapecta   the' Marquesas Islands  In  now lead the world  "Dear me !'' ejaculated Miss Williams.  "In what respect ?','  "In the relation of the aexes. ' They  have worked out the great problem upon  their own lines, and t.-iesr isolated Geographical position has he'ped them to come  to a conclusion oi their own. The woman  there is, and she should be, in every way  the absolute equal,ot the mate. Come in,  Charles, andsu down,    is Eliza all right?''  "All richt, ana  "These  Williams.  torrent of word.3, the two gentlewomen  comd not but smile at the sight of tlie  fiery, domineering.! victim, aud the_ big,  apologetic representative of mankind, 'wno  sat meekly bearing all the sins of his sex.  The lady struck a match whipped a cigarette from a case upon the mantelpiece, and  began lo draw the smoke into her lungs.  " I find it very soothing when my nerves  are at all r.ifiled," she explained. -" You  don't Btr.oke 1 Ah, you miss one of the  purest of pleasures���������one of the few pleasures which are without a reaction."  Mies Williams smoothed out her silken  iap.  " It is a pleasure,", she said, with some  approach to" self-assertion, " which Bertha  and I are rather too old.fashioned to  enjoy."      fr  " No doubt. Tt would probably make  you very ill if you attempted it. By the  way, -I hope that you will come to some of  our guild'meetings. I shall gee that tickets'  are sent'you."  " Your guild ?"  " It is uoc yet formed, but I shall lose  no time in forming a committee. It is my  habit to establish a branch oi the Emancipation Guild wherever I go. There is  Mrs. Sanderson, in Anerley, who is already  one of the emancipated, bo that I have a  nucleus. It is only by organized resistance,  Miss Williams, that we can hope to hold  our own against the selfish sex. , Must you  go, then ?" t  " Yes, we'have one or two other visits  to pay," said the cider sister. " You  w'ill, "l am sure, excuie us. I hope that  you will find Norwood a pleasaut'resi-  dence."  ., "All placeB are to me simply ft battlefield," she answered, gripping first one aud  then the other with a" grip which crumpled  up their thin little fingers. "The days for  work and, healthful exercise, the evenings  to Browning and high discourse, eh,  Charles? Good-by !" She came to the.  door with them, and'as they glanced back  they saw her atill standing there witji^ the  yellow bull pup cuddled up under one fore-  aim,and the.thin blue reek of her cigarette  ascending from her lips.       ���������  "Oh,' what a dreadful, dreadful woman!"  whispered sister Bertha, as they hurried  down tho road. "Tliauk goodness that is  over !" '      ���������  "But'she'll return tho visit," answered  the other., "I think we had better tell  Mary that we are not at home.'/  ". " CHAPTER III.  o "     "  DWELLERS  IN   TUB   WILDERNESS."      '  How deeply are our destinies influenced  by tho most trifling causes ! ' Had tho  unknown builder who erected and owned  these new villas contented himself by sim-'  ply building each within its own grounds,  it is probable that these three small groups  of people would have remained hardly  conscious of ono another's, existence, and  that there would have been no opportunity  for that action aud reaction which is here  set forth. But there was a common link  ,to bind them togother. To single himself  out from all other Norwood builders, the  landlord had devised and laid out'a common  lawn-tennis ground, which stretched behind the houses with lautstrctched net,  green close-cropped sward, and widespread*  whitewashed lines. Hither in search of  that hard exercise which is as necessary as  air or food to the English temperament;  came young Hay��������� Denver when released  from the toil of the city. Hither,, too,  came Dr. Walker and his two fair daughters, Clara and Ida, and hither, also chain-  nions of the lawn, came the short-skirted,  muscular widow and' her athletic nephew. ���������  Ere the Summer was gone they knew each  other in this quiet nook as they might have  done after' years of a stifTer and more  formal acquaintance.  And especially to the admiral and the  doctor were tnis closer intimacy and  companionship of value. Each had avoid  in his life, as"every man must have who  with unexhausted strength steps out of the  great race, but each by his society might  help to fill up that ot his neighbor. It is  true that they had not much in common,  bus that is sometimes an aid rather than a  bar to friendship. Each 'had been an  enthusiast in 'his profession, and had  retained all bis interest in it. The doctor  still read from cover to cover his Lancet  and his Medical Journal, attended all  professional gatherings, worked himself  into'an alternate state oi exaltation and  depression over the results of the election  of officers, and reserved for himself a gden  of his own, in which, before rows' of  little round bottles -full of glycerine,  Canadian balsam, and straining agents, he  still, cut sections with a microtome and  peeped   through his   long  ihn=e eyes alone were to many more  attractive than all the beauty of her  youueer sister. Hers was a strong, quiet  soul, " and it was her firm hand which  had taken over the duties of her mother,  had ordered the house, restrained the servants, comforted her father and upheld  her weaker fiister() from the day of that  great misfortune.  Ida Walker was a hand's breadth smaller  than Clara, but was a little fuller iu tiie  /ace and plumper iu the figure. She had  lieht yellow hair, mischievous blue eyts  with ihe light of humor ever twinkling in  their depths, and a large, perfectly formed  mouth, with tbat slight upward curve of  the corners which goes with the keen appreciation of fun, suggesting even in repose  that a latent sinile^is ever lurkingta. tho  led'jes of the lips. She was modern to the  ���������soles ot her daint3' little high-heeled shoes,  lrankly fond of dress and, of pieaeu're, devoted lo tennis and to comic opor,a,delignt-  ed with a dance, which came her way only  too seldom, longing ever for some new excitement, and yet behind all this 'lighter  side ol her character a thoroughly good,  healthy minded English girl, tlie^life and  soul of the house, aud the idol of'her sister  and her father. Such was the family at number two. A peep into the remaining villa  and our introduction1) are complete.  Admiral Hay Denver did not belong  to the florid, while-haired, hearty school  of sea-dogs which is,more common in works  of ficliou than in the navy list'. On tlie  contrary, he was the representative nof a  much more common ,type," which is the  antithesis of the conventional sailor. He  was a thin, hard-featured man, withau  ascetic, aquiline cast of face, grizzled and  hollow-cheeked, clean-shaven, with the  exception of the tiniest curved promontory  of ash-colored whisker. , An ,, observer  accustomed to classify men might have put  him down as a cannon of the church with a  taste for lay costume and a country life, or  us the master of a large public school, who  joined his scholars in their 'outdoor sports.  His lips were firm, his chin prominent, he  had a hard, dry eye, and his manner was  precise and formal. 'Forty years of stern  discipline'had made him reserved and silent. Yet, when at his ease with an equal,  he could readily assume a less quarter-deck  style, and he had a fund of little, dry  stories of' the world and its ways which  w'eie of interest from one'who .had seen as  many phases of life. Dry and spare, so  lean as a jockey and tough as whipcord,  he might be seen any',day swinging his  silver-headed Malacca cane, and pajmg  along the suburban roads with the same  measured gait with which' ho had been  wont to tread the.poop of his, flagship. He  wore a good.service strip upon his cheek,  for on ono side it was pitted and scarred  where a spurt of gravel knocked up by a  round-allot had struck him thirty years  before, when ho served in the Lancaster  gun battery. Yet he was hale and Bound,'  and though he was fifteen years senior' to  his friend the doctor, he might '  passed as the younger man.  (to hk-continued.)'  have  HISTORIC ENGLISH PAUPERS,  Arc  <;ivcu :iu Uvcurilon by Tlicir Generous  Itciicfnctors;  ' ,,  Last year; for the first time, the aged infirm and disabled inmates of the Camberwell  Workhouse, near London! went for a day  at the seasido to Bognor, and so successful  was the excursion that this'year it was  renewed. ' .  As the chairman and guardians and  master put it in their circular, the" mono*  ony ot workhouse life" was thus broken  for one day' in the year, and the poor old  people whose horizon is more or less bounded for 364 days by walls and gates at East  Dulwich were able on the 365th day to get  a "limpBO of the wide, wide world  outside.  Bognor is not a place of maddening'ex-  citement ; but, visited iu a ' special train,  with tho brass band of Sutton schools and  hampers of meat pies, bottled beer, strawberries and tobacco, it no doubt suggested  a scene of wild dissipation to the. .recluses,  of Camberwell. * ,  REVELLED LIKE   YOUNG BACCHANALIAN'S.  The Town Hall of Bognor was placed at  the disposal of the invaders, and.there the  dinner was discussed, the toasts were drunk,  and gratifying   contributions   to the  fund  were   announced.    Then  camo  excursions  inland iu pair-horse brakes,excursions along  the sea-front, donkey rides   unhesitatingly  , undertaken by aucienfc  inmates.    Indoors  old- tashioned nj^ie's troupe of negro minstrels entertain-  microscope'at the arcana of nature.    With , ej those who preferred music and repose.  hii typical face, clean shaven on lip and chin, | rrho (jav Wil3 glorious, the sea air fresh and  with a firm mouth, a strong jaw, a steady  ev-'an'd two little white fluffs of whiskers,  are our   neighbors,   trie   Misse=   he could never be taken for anything but  Perhaps they   will have  'gome! what   he was���������a   hi^h-class British med  ?tout.    You   mirriii brina   in   a couple   of  bottles, Charles."  "No, no. thank you ! Xonei for us '."  cried ner two visiton*,  earnestly.  "No ? I am sorry that I have oo tea to  otfet you. I look upon the subserviency  of woman   ae largely   due to   her  deepaned   into   a dire    apprehension, the ) Wili-ami- !>i)t,'i."'8r.ed,  timidiy, " don't  curious incidents winch herai-iea the comma I think, Msv. Westmacott,  (hit woman  of , the new tenants. 'they had already  luaruei from the ��������� agyrtt that the family  consisted of two only, Six*. WcmmaioU, a  wiiluw, .mil ner noph-iw, (Jhurles Wi^trna-  cott. How simple anil how "."loct it hid  Bounded ! Who could have foreseen from  it theae fe.irful porteiiiB which sVcm-'d lo  thr<:j;en violeiice n.ml dlfiiord Mnon������ the  dwelh-M in The Wildt-riK'Ai? Ai/itlt: the  wo old maid1* cried m heartfMtLltorus thai  they' wirfh'.-d they had not pold their  field.  "Well, at ieaHt, Monica," r'.mirk������-d  Bertha, a-i they lat'owr their toa-cupj thnt  afternoon, "however straii'/ij them! people  may be, it m our du'.y to <>a .is ponte lo  them as to the others."  "Most certainly," acquiesc-d her :sis;c1.'.  "Since we have called upon Mr?. Hay  Denver and upon the Mi������hoh Walker, we  must call upon this Mrs. Wes.tmncott-il-iO."  "Cenainlv, dear. Ah lont; as they are  livinc upon our land 1 feel ������n if iney weif:  in a Mince our gue.-ts, and that it is our  duly to welcome them."  "Then    we   shall   call  FJertha,  with decision.  "Yee, dear, wu  p.hall.  it was over ! '  At four o'clock on the next d,uy tho two  maiden ladies set off upon their no'pitihl's  errand. In their ntiIT, crackling dre?<!<M of  black silk with jot-bespangled jackets,  and little rows of cylindrical gray citIj  dioopmg dvivn on either aide of their  black bonnets, thoy looked like two old  fashion-platei which had wandered of) into  tiie wrong decade. Half curious and half  fear'*i<i they knocked at the door of number  ner  old ;  a. mn������ioi( of her own '���������"  The   la<ly  of   me   bonne   dropped  dumbbells with a cra"h upon the floor.  "Ti.e old jint?' ihe cri"d.      "The  shibboleth '    What ih thin  mi������������ion winch  is rcorved for wom'in , All l:>iu is humbie, ' w'"  that, it mi"wi, th.it h i-oiil-kiliiiig, Mmf, i.������ ho  contemptible and ->nill-paid l.hai, noneotncir ' "r  miture.  will touch it.    AH tiiirf in woman's mu'ion,       i'Jic  doctor  j ic&l   consultant   of   the   i-ge   oi fifty,   or  t perhapsujust a year or two older.  The'doctor, in hip heyday, had been cool  overgreatthinee, butnow, in his retirement  he was fusay over trifles. The man who  had operated without the quiver of a fin-  aban- gur> when nor, only his patient's lile but hifi  own reputation and future were at stake,  'I was now shaken to the soul by a mislaid  ' book or a cardeps maid. He remarked it  piirueli, and knew ihe reanon. " When  Mary was alive," he would say, "she Blood  between me a-tld tho little .troubles. I  could brace myself for the big onen. My  girls are as cood as girls can he, but who  can know a man an bin wife knowrf him ?''  Tl.-n his'memory would conjure up a tuft,  of bro'tfu naif and * single whitu, thin hand  owr ftcoviriet, and ho would fei-I, 'is we i  have all felt,' that if we do not h'/e ami  know ������������������ach omit aftor death, then indeed  (it������ trick'vl and bu'.rnywl by all th*i  'TiilihiHt  hopes  and   ^uotlest.   intuitions   of  invigorating, and the entiro excursion was  successful eveu beyond anticipations.  Among tho excursionists were " Sally,"  who has been in Camberwell Workhouse  since 1S-4S, and Siguor Sparkena, who was  ring clown at Astley's with the famous  Ducrow in 1830, and none enjoyed himself  or herself more thh.u those frail links with  the past, tor looked forward with more  confidence to the next outiug at Bognor, or  elsewhere.  >.<id  ti'-nn  (5 . in  had   inn   compctiH-i'ionrt   to i  Hren.t   Kittle of  e vol   for  London  Held  all  Th  on   s  t'ri at  hirn ;  liu ild  ���������Kit  ! for  one tir.d two swe-tcr j������irlr>, more loving,  more inleiliL'pni, And mr>r������ ("ympnthutic.  nan Clirv, and   Ida    W������iksr?    So hrient  Finds a Sold Mine.  On Tuesday Joseph Boucharo, a poor  market gardener living seven miles from  Duiuth, was so poor that he hardly knew  where ' the next meal was coming- from.  To-day he is a rich man, with gold in  plenty. Boucharo was digging a well on  his place, bewailing his hard fate tho while,  .when suddenly   his pick struck  a vein of  'gold ore ho rich that the precious melal  'could lie extractod with a knife. Boucharo  hunted  up   Sheriff Butchart and   to  him  ��������� alone confided his Beoret. An examination  has been made of the pr6porty by com pet-  pot mining experts, and   tho vein is  an-  i nounced ono of the richest ever opened in  that state,    Tho sheriff has already socured  i an option on tho land and will, as soon as  ! the vein is further   developed, purchase'a  | half interest.  to-morrow," said  But, oh, I wish  And   who   i'np������i*"jil iheai- Iimit-ttioisp upon   make up for bu ioi  her?    Who coopt'.d h?r up within this narrow pph'-rc 7    Wa������ it Providence ''    Was it  iiiiiuri*?     No, it wAi'the arch-enemy.      It  was min."  "Oh. I ('ay, inn tie '." ilrawied her ncph-j ../; -.u vino aim   am*    >��������� .���������������=. .    .-���������< .'"lu������j  ew. '       , I were tn������-y,1  so fpil'M,   n'.-  s'lMjrestfd in  ,tl! j  " H wis min,    , Ouri<���������������������������������.      ft, was you ' which inter'sted turn, that if it  w������re poi-! Happy    Thought,  and  your fellows.    I aay Llu.t woman iJ   a   c ol" for a man lo oe   eonio<ju>.at<>d   for :he j   ' 3he Ion the evening of trio wedding day  loIossaI   moriumen'.  to   the   selfiidineas   of   lo-v <������: i good wife, tnen Biltha/.-ir W-iluer < _Qb, Hurry, just, look   whin a largo piece  man.    Wn^t i������ all'this boasted chivalry,��������� , might ciairn to bo no. of wedding cake has been left?    Whatever  :hr-e   tine    words    and    vague,   j,'hra"es ? j     Clara was tall and  thin and supple, with , H\l(i)] We do.with it ?  Whure is it when   we wm!i to put it to the j a graceful,    womanly^ figure.    'Inerc w-ig !     jre__j>||   lP)|  yfjU  what,   my  dear.    I'll  test'      Man, in the abstract, will do anything to help a woman.    Of course,  does it work when Iim pocket  is Louohed ?! whii-v her crif'ir's des-enhed h<-r o.s rH'.irv'sri  Where  is his   omvairy then?      Will  :he  and duMni.  doctors  help   her   to qualify ?      Will  tne '     Suoii as it w.v, howevp.r,H wad  p-������rl and ;  lawyers help hur to  b<j cilled ro the bar ? , pAi'-'-l   of b'lrA'tl!, for Bhe    wis,   ,n.d   u vd ;  Will the clerey tolerate hpr n. tho uimroh?'a'. wH.y from h"r childhood be.en,   diriir*i,i/1     T^,ttlc-  Torr.rny ��������� M/'iininn, pspi bar. been  Oh, it. ih close y-/ur  ranks then   and refer: from *iny   or, p.   aro'iod   h������r       'T>,at>- ������������������������������������--  poor woman In her mission !    Her imBairin!' iio'hin..'   gres/ar.ous    in   her   nature.  To   he thankful   for   copper*, and   not   to I lh'������iigri',      with     hf-r      own     mind,  iril������r:erp with t.hp men while I h-jy grabble | with    In r    own    cy-'*.     -i   ���������'���������<!    fn.jn  for gold, Iikf-dWKie round a trontm, that is i own lrnpiili/e.     ffer  fav) wad    pile,  man's rending  of the mifwioii   of   wirncn. j nig   r.Uier   t nnt,    ;.i '��������� ti j,      .''>ir  vit.ri  Vou    may   sit,  (h'-re   and   riiirer,   fjlmriis, I s'.'f.il d.irk '-y'^ so *>������.rn"-'iy q>n hiioihu^.ho  while you look   upon your victim,   imt you I quick in their "   i ������������������ ��������� '>'is from jov to t.a'ri-  know that, it is irutti, every word of if."      I on.    rtr'   iwifs    in    tlio.r     coiitui-nr,     ii;o,i  Terrified   uh (hey   woro  hy   thu sudden | every word and   dend    around   her,    I hut  to tfieia eracenii,    womaruy   ngure.     mm ������'jb :     jre���������j'||   lP)i  you  what,   my  dear.     I'll  i any-,'something irately and distmpruwhed in n<*r ' ih,���������l it to the nu'ht'wiiichrnuii at our woike;  rroWicarriagp���������".ii.i-eniy" her friendu called ;,.-.r( ��������� thf;n   J sh^ll   be -ure    he   won't sloep   to-  , night.  W1" ! dmiki'.������.  >it,0  1- ,1 Vi  I  ner |  ink-  t wo I  Motiit-r-  Toininy-  Proof Positive.  -Wrni.1 rnnkpi*. yon think ho ?  -H" iinid tli-ityoii wcic an angol  about ii*. much  lofit, as lhere ih  rejoicing over a  over a  bad ono  Twre i������  good innn  li'ivprf.  A man \<>v* everything wnen  he wins a  woman'* con tempi.  ^iOUSEHQLD^  To Keep Ostrieh Tips in curl..  "What trimming can look more shabby  and bedraggled than ostrich fealhers,out  of curl ? But' to take them to a curler every  time they are straightened by fog or dew  is too heavy, an expense to be thought of.  Fortunately, when once, one knows how,  the feathers may be'nicely curled at home.  Shake the leathers well to remove any  dust, or hrush them w'itu a.very soft'brush  or silk handkerchief. Hive the teakettle  filled with' water throwing out a good  volume of stoim, aui .then shake the  fcatheiH tnrough the steam to restore their  luster and liven their. Do hot gefihem  too damp. Take the fibers of the feathers  a few at a time between' the thumb and  forefinger,'and draw them carefully over  the biade of a silver'fruit knife. It is best  to begin with the broad end of the leather.  Wheii curled pass a very coarse comb  carefully through the fibers. When feavh-  ere,are broken two or three may be laid  oue'ovcr tho other aud'joined with invisible stitchos. If one has a quantity of  featiiers no longer'good for hat wear the  professional cleaner and curler will often  make from ' them a veiy good looking  feather boj.  Cleaning- Silk.  Place each piece of silk on a smooth  cleali table, and dip a wad of the material  into the cleaning fluid,'which should eon-  sist-of equal parts of alcohol and lukewarm  water. Cold coffee well strained,or water  in which an old black' glace kid glove has  been boiled is also good for black silk. This  latter mixture ia made by putting a glove  into a pint of water aud boiling it down to  a half pint.' , ��������� .     -  Sponge .the goods on what will be the  right side when made up,'as somo silks can  bo turned ���������after being worn. Hang each  piece on a line "to drip : when nearly dry,  iron with a moderately warm iron on the  wrong side, placing a piece of soft black  cambria between the iron and the goods,  and ironing each piece until it is perfectly  dry. Then lay away tho pieces without  folding. If the selvedge edges seems to  draw after_the silk is wot, cut them here  and there to give a leeway.      ,    i  Fine Laundering'.-  Challies can bo beautifully washed in  rice< ,watcr. Boil half a pound of rice in  rather more than two quarts of,water.'let  the water become tepid and then wash tho  fabric in it, rubbing it with tho rice, as if  it were soap; rinse two or three times in  rice wator, fiom whioh however, the rice  has been strained, and use the last rinsing  water well,diluted, so, that the .material  may not1 become too stiff. Iron'while  slightly damp. Silk stockings should be  washed aud rinsed in hike warm water and  wrung between towels. ��������� Woolen aud silk  underwear should be washed iu warm soap  suds, to which a little ammoiiia has been'  added. The silk garments, may' soak for  a quarter of an hour in this preparation  beioro being rubbed between tho ,; fingers.  Rinse twice ��������� through1, tepid clear .water  and hang to dry with 'groat care,'pulling  out all wrinklos. Iron under a cloth before quite dry. '   , ''     _      ���������  Think About This.    '  Altogether too few wivos realize that  novelty and variety are asattraotivo toa man  after marriage as before. The same gown  evening after evening perhaps, the same coiffure year in and year out, may not exactly  pall upon the taste of a devoted husband,but  he soon ceases to look at his wife with the  same interest as heretofore. After awhile  she will miss the fond little compliments  that are so pleasant to receive, and one of  the most potent of her womanly weapons  grows rusty from disuse.  Crackers.'  The whites ot two eggs, two tablespoon-  fuls of butter, twoteacupfuls of s woo't milk,  three teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Mix  very stiff with Hour, Seat well, roll thin,  cut with,the tin cover of a small spice box,  and bake iu a quick oven.  Another : Into a quart of flour rub well  with the hand half a leacupful of butter  aud ateaspoonful of salt; wet with very  cold water, heat thoroughly with a rolliug  pin, then work in flour to mako'the dough  brittle and hard ; pinch off small bits, snd  roll each piece separately.  Cream Crackers ���������Sift together a quartof  flour, half a teaspoor.ful of salt, five tahle-  'poonfuls of while 9iigar,aud one teaspoons  ful of baking powder. Rub in four beuten  eggs, and mix iu a firm, smooth dough.  Flour the moulding board, turn out the  dough and knead it rapidly a few minutes.  Now cover with a damp towel and leave it  fifleen minutes, then roll out an eighth of  an inch thick. Cut with a pmall biscuit  cuttor. When all are cut out drop a few at  a time in boiling water ; when tin y rise and  curl ,at tho edges, dip them out with a  skimmer and drop them in cold water; lay  them on well greased baking tins and bake  fifteen minutes in a fairly hot oven. Those  are nice if made right.  Soda Crackers.��������� Mako with fresh but-  tcrmi'k, a stiff dough with one quartof  flour, ono tablcspoonful of butter, and halt  a teaspoon fill of salt ; heat till very light  indeed,roll thin,cut accurately into squares,  prick with a. fork and bike quickly, if  shredded raisins are put into,the buttermilk, tho crackers resemble tho fruit  crackers we find in market.  Graham Cracker?.���������To four tcacupfuls  of eraham flour add a teaspoonful of salt, a  tablespoonful of sugar.and sc-Ud thoroughly  with boiling , water ; work into a , soft  dough, roll out a quarter of an inch thick,  cut "into diamonds with a sharp knife,  and bake till qui'ce crisp, or about half an  hour.  Not In the Swim.  Mr. Do Stylo���������Why don't you invite  Mrs. Fiistflatif to your reception ?  Mrs, Du Style���������I do not associate with  such vulgar people,  Vulgar?  I should say so. She wears common-  phce, homegrown teeth that never cost  her a cent.  An albino frog with beautiful pink eye  has lately been added to the curiosities in  the museum at Berlin.  HUNTING KANGAROOS.  Adventurous Snorl in Ihc Wild Iuterlar  or Victoria ���������The Strange Klrd tuat  AV.-ira< (lie IScrrt of Danger.  "So you want to go on'a kangaroo hunt?"  said my Australian, host with a cynical  smile. ,        '        .  " Of course ; why not ?"  " ���������* imply because you may have better  juck shooting sea serpents or the mammoth or the pleslosauru;, for that matter.'  I was surprised at the positive rejoinder.  Still I believed that the Btisbane citizen  had met of late with poor success with his  gun. ' '  ' ".You may believe it or notl'"he continued, " but it' is nevertheless true.  Kangaroo hunting is a sport of the past  Whatever is left of thismatsupial mammal  is now confined to'large private parks or is  domesticated as pets for old spinsters.  Thoreare few Australian oltizeus now living  who can boast of having seen the kangaroo  iiTliis wild state."     ' ,  Nevertheless, I prevailed on my friend  to venture with me into the interior. ���������  ,* , d*  '���������     TOOK. COUNTRY  FOK, CAME.  ' t  For three days wo rode through moun  tain's and forests, and all v/e got for our  pains was a,pair ot small parrots.  ���������Theu^we had several days of dreary rain,  during which wo accepted the hospitality  of an old trapper. ' "  What was our joy when one of the trapper's sons came home  ono day  with  the"  news that ho had espied  a  few kangaroos,  on an open meadow"in  tho  midst  of  an--  almost impenetrable  forost a ,fow  miles  from tho trapper's hut. . Ho de'scribod the  "old man" as being of extraordinary proportions.  We determined to shoulder our guns on  the following day. 'When wo arose at daylight it was raining iu earnest.  "We are fortunate," said the trapper, as -  he opened the door and lookod at tho . sky,,  'this is genuine kangaroo weather."  TIIK   KAS-GAKOO'S  HAUNTS.  The meadow of which his son had spoken  lay at the lower end of a,small valley. No  better  grazing   place' coiild   be   conceived .  Of. ' ;- ; -       '   .  '      '  We approached tho meadow with groat  caution,for the kangaroo has an exceedingly  sharp acent.,       '. ���������        ���������  At first sight the meadow ' appeared  empty, but later wo detected, a few blaok  spots at the further end.  I looked inquiringly at the trapper.  ���������' Kangaroos," ' he whispered, " sure  enough." . ' ��������� y'  \Vb drew a Utile nearer, aud counted a  dozen animals. We hod no doubt eucouu-  tored a aniall family���������the "old man," a cow  aud ten,calves. -We'wero too far to veu-  turei a shot. We followed tho trapper  cauliously,' who made numerous detours,'  keeping his sharp eye on the heid.  Al   last ,ive  reached a   spot whore tho  trees wore  few and far apart,   and where  we could plainly see the "old man"  standing upright,   glancing in all directions like ~  a watchful sen try.  ,,     ���������'I'ir.OTKD   BY  A,"ltA1lA   AVIS."   ,       .  There is another reason why it is difficult  .to.waylay this-animal in his wild state.  Like the shark, who is always accompanied  by a pilot fish, so has the kangaroo a bird  hoveriug'over Jiim, who gives tho alarm at ,  the least suspicious apparation, a signal for .  the flight of the entire herd. The hird 'is  called the kangaroo-warner. /,  I could learn no furthor particulars of  this "rara avis." Australian ornithologists  know little about it. At any rate, it is a^  curious creature, who has also tnis peculiarity, that its watchfulness is hampered ,  in raiuy weather���������a favorable circumstance  for our little party.  Tho trapper pointed to a well-trodden  pathway. How"came this path in this  wilderness? It was tho daily rquto of tho  herd to their grazing place. I was burning  with anxiety to have the first aim at the  old man, who stood within easy distance as  a Beductive targot.. , But I 'was warned to  desist by tho old trapper, who convinced  me that a misshot' would spoil our sport altogether. He whispered for us to 8it,behind  a tree a few,stops from the path.1  .   TIIK OltlTICAL .MOMENT.  The trapperhimself made his way,stealth,  ily, avoiding every open spj.ee, using bushes  aud stumps as covers, to within a,few feet  of tho "old man.". Then he fired, and tho  pator fainiliau was a dead kangaroo.  .  As was expected, tho rest of the herd,  alarmed at the ��������� shot, rushed after the  mother down tho narrow path beforo us.  The sight of this sudiien flight was so comical that I burst out laughing.and although  1 am called a good shot, my cim was so  uncertain on this account that I miEsed .  every time 1 fired.  We only procured the "old man." Ho  wasa powerful beast, measuring eight feet  from head to tail. I sold his skin ,in Melbourne for ������2. His curcasa furnished a sea.  sou's meat for the trapper.  Popular   Beliefs.  The conversation turned upon tho fatal  number, Friday, salt spilling and olher  superstitions. ' >  It is not well to make too much fun of  such matters, gravely remarked Hrielum-  teau. For instance I have an old undo who,  at the age of seventy-seven, committed tho  imprudence of making one of a dinner party  of thirteen.  And ho died the next day? Lo Kibi  inquired.  No; but exactly thirteen years afterward,  A shudder ran through the audience.  A Stirring Man.  Mrs. Uinka���������i-iev. Mr. Newcomer is _a  very energetic pastor, I seo.  Mr. Bniks���������Who told you ?  Mrs. Bulks���������Noone, bull know most of  tiio members of his congregation by sight,  and they all look as if life wasn't worth  living.  ��������� The urealHamburg.Gcrmany, grapevine,  which was planted in the year 1771, and ia  now sixty niches in circumference, is the  largest in tho world .  Natural.  Mrs. Jibbs���������Bridget, has the fire  stove gone out ?  Bridget���������YiB, mum.  "TiB out of it we are.  in tho  Gone out for coal.  Some men expect their wives to buy a  dollar's worth of stuff with a hundred cents  and keep the change for pin money.  :tW;  SWMrftj&i THE  KOOTENAY  MAIL.  ������*>  ���������'URllEXT  KOTES.  ' -i.-_  xr'a^m   Government  has  definitely  jyxspted the   loan    of 880,000,000   to  be  made  by French   bankers and  guaranteed  by th������  Csar.'   This  money.it will be re  i     membered, is Japan's compensation for the  .,        surrender  of Port, Arthur and the  ceded  portion of Liau-Tung.    The loan is secured  on the Chinese customs revenue, and1 adds  '    ,    ������3,750,000 to the existing annual, charges.  Just half of lhe total iucome'fromcustoms  now   remains   unpledged.    Will   the   tin-  , o, pledged half be deemed by  any European  brokers adequate security for, the advance  of the original pecuniary indemnity which  China agreed to pay, and which, according  '   to 'the   best  authorities,   is  equivalent to  about 5165,000,000?  'i '  ; Should the indemnity not be paid in the  1 installments and at the,times stipulated by  r     "'the .treaty   of   Shimouoseki,   ,that   treaty  ' ,,,   "   becomes waBte paper, and  the Mikado'will  .retain possession not ouly of Formosa and  the Pescadores, but of tho great naval sta-  *��������� i tion   of   Wei-Hai-Wei and a   considerable  .  scciiou of the sdjoiuing territory.     That is  ',     "  to   say,    the   Tokio   Government    would  >   acquire an  unshakable" lodgment in China  proper; we say unshakable, because it seems  o be the unanimous opinionof military and  floval experts that iu Japanese hands  Wei-  Hai-Wei would be impregnable. But would  'not   the retention of   Wei-Hai-Wei expose  '  "        Japan to tifik   of   war with Russia ?    The  Czar   would almost as   lief   the   Japanese  should keep'Port Arthur as  the twin fort  ' reBS that helps to guard tho entrance to,the  Gulf of Pe-Chi-Li. Indeed, the Russians  seem resoived that Japan shall 'cease to  texerciee any ascendancy even in Corea,  ', " .and shall be barred out utterly from the  Asiatic mainland.  Assuming that China" wilt prove unable  , from her own fiscal resources to raise the  indemnity due to Japan, must we ^ssume  that the Ear Eastern question, will be reopened end that the sole solution of it will  be a renewal of the war,   although   under  ���������changed conditions ?t The problem 'could,  be Eolved iu a peaceful way through a  second interposition on the part of Nicholas II, and manifestly the Czar could  better a fiord io guarantee a socoud loau of  ������165,000,000 than to engage in a'desperate  and costly conflict for the purpose of depriving Japan of her treaty rights. Could  tho Tokio Government obtain the payment  of the indemnity on  which it  is counting  for the improvement of its army and navy  and the extension of  its   public  works,   it  could probably.be   persuaded to  meet the i the stains were  Czar's  wishes in the matter of Corea,   for  ' the regeneration of tho  Hermit Kingdom  has  proved thus  far  an expensive .and a  thanklesB task/ ' ,   "  " Oiir conclusion is that the war^in the Far  East will not be renewed,1 because such an  outcome! of the existing situation is not"to  the interest of Russia. If, however, iu  addition to theservice which he'hasalready  rendered, the Czar ahall agree to gu-rantee  the payment of a loan of ?165,000,000, he  will properly insist on sharing the' control  of the Chinese customs,' which at present  are exclusively in the hands of Sir Robert  Hart., lSuch a joint control would, of  course, give rise to the same bickerings as  characterized that exercised by .Eugland  and France in Egypt, but the Czar's advisers will never make the blunder committed  by M. De Freycinet when he withdrew the  French fleet from Alexandria and left his  co-trustee"sole master of the field. The  full scope of Russia's ' designs in the Far  East will not be developed until the completion of tho'trans-Siberian railway makes  it possible to bring into play her vast  military force. ��������� <��������� We may be sure that her  ' grasp, ,once ' fastened ou China's fiscal  resources will never be relaxed.  LOHIOrS' BLACK MUSEUM  RELICS WHICH TELL   THE STORY  OF NOTORIOUS   CRIMINALS.  The Evil I><-eds ������ke Strange Cnrliv*  Him-  i Irate���������Some I.rulnl Wciuen Murderers  ���������" Jaclc the Kipper's" isloort-slaliied  tellers���������JScinciuoe* or Fenlnn nays!,'  The most grewsome place in London is  not Borne dark cellar where thugs and-mur-  derers plan the crimes they are to do ; it is  a light airy chamber, where are preserved  the relics of the crimes that have been done  ���������the Black' Museum, stowed away at the  end of many winding passages, beyond  many doors, hedged about by many regulations and restrictions, in a little corner  of the great Scotland Yard Police Headquarters.  Money will not buy a peep into its horrors. It is only on invitation of some high  official in the force that one'can gain an  entry to it. Frequently not one visitor is  admitted for many successive days.' ,It<,is  well that it is thus closely guarded, for  were it o'peu to the public the lessons in  crime which its contents so vividly illustrate might teach those already ill-disposed  to break the laws. In all the world there  is not another room so strangely occupied.  Jn all the world there ia not another lot of  exhibits which tell so terrible a story of  depraved humanity���������of  MtJRDP.KS AND THIEVES ,  of swindlers, rioters, cranks and general  scoundrels.' Men and womenbothare among  those whose evil deeds its strange curios  celebrate, and from all nations'have they  come to London to furnish articles for  catalbuging in tho Black Museum's grewsome list. America is well���������or wickedly���������  represented, and beside the New, York'  kuife or pistol, may well hang the twisted  dagger of the Malay or the delicate tools of  a burglar from the hands   of  France's most  'expert rascals. -    ,   s '  Enter the Black Muesum���������and well  named it > ts : its contents commemorate  deeds so black that the fancy fails to guess  how any human being oould plau and do  them���������and your left shoulder will very  likely strike and set a-swingine a plain oak  frame, which holds the only two mementoes,  save the pickled bodies and blood-soaked  victims' clothes which the London police  possess, of the .most daring and' amazing  murder this century has produced. They  are a letter and a_post card written to  the police by "Jackrtho Ripper," announcing the dates of two crimes, butcheries  which he had in mind. Both are written  in red, and the stains on the post card indicate that when he'wrote.it his hand was  still wef with the_blood of one of his miserable sacriticeE. The stains are not red ink  spilled���������they are blood.' Many claim that  deliberately   smeared into  Wheels, Trolleys and Horses.    -  ,    We repeal that far' more   work   people  earn their-weekly wages through the trolley  the steam ougine and the bicycle than ever  earned them   through   the driving and,',the  shooing of the horse or by horse power says  the New York   Sun.      The  new  agencies  which have driven out,   or are driving out,  the older ones,are, therefore, advantageous  to   wage-earners,   as   they are to business,  men and to the whole   community.    Many  of the workmen of this country have become  alarmed lest, through the extension of the  use of such forces" as electricity   and   the  invention of labor-saving   appliances,   and  , the substitution of machine work for hand  woik,   there   shall  soon   bono chance of  securing employment. The alarm is groundless.      By every force   that is utilized, by  every invention that is   brought   into use,  the opportunities for labor and tho demands  for it are enlarged.      Far more   people are  employed at cotton   manufacturing, and at  . waiohmakin'g, aud at woodworking, and at  the iron trades, and in theservice of transportation,    and at   other   industries, than  were employed at them   before   eteam aud  electricity and machinery and  all kinds of  labor-saving devices.wore applied  to them.  It is a whimsical prediction of Mr. Edison  that the only labor of the  next generation  will consist in "pressing a button," but we  ��������� would not bs alarmed oven   at   that  prospect, for you may be sure that wo shall all  have plentyof  good   work in'preseing the  innumerable buttons needed to keep things  going.      Wo have   no doubt that the pay  will bo high, too.      There   is   no sense in  ' taking alarm   at the   novel   devices.    We  need every one of thorn    if we   aro ever to  make thi-f jumbled up,  half-starved,   overworked old world of ours a place fit to live  in. .  Sharp Answer.  Upon Fcnulon telling Richelieu that he  had seen.the portrait of His Eminence at  the palace, the (,'annual snecrmgly asked :  Did you ubIi it for a' subscription for  ������oiiio poor friund of yours ?  U'o ; tho -nature was Loo much like > on.  j the card by the sender for . sensational  purposes. These are among the folk who  believe the letter aud card to have bsen  written by a newspaper man for tho sake  of making talk. But this idea is rendered  rathor forceless by the facts that both  crimes predicted by theso 'extraordinary  communications were committed promptly  as was promised���������sharp on schedule time,  so to speak���������and that a man who could  exhibit Jack the Ripper's inhuman coolness  and bravado in taking human life would be  unlikely to hesitate iu case the fancy seized  him to write a post card to tho police while  yet his hands were wet with blood, or; for  that matter, iu the.very presence of a new  killed victim.    '       ��������� '  AKOW   OF DEATH   HE/IDS.  1 As one turns from the contemplation of  this strange leaf out of the history of crime,  he is confronted by a .shelf which changes  the current of his thought ; which quite  reverses its direction. There, against a  side .wall, is a row of ^plaster heads���������  ghastly couuterteit presentments of criminals who have not escaped, but who, having  wickedly done murder, were,in turn,themselves justly done,to death. That row of  heads is not a pretty Bight, Spotlessly  white is the plaster from which each was  cast, but all are horribly fit subjects for  exhibition in the Black Museum.  Seven death heads there are in the grisly  guerden of this pine shelf���������Beven death  heads, each tipped slightly to the right,  if they had beon listening intently to the  striking of, some clock when pertified���������an  attitude iu reality i attributed to' Jack  Ketch's fa3hion of knotting his neckties  under the left ears of the geutlemen to  whom he acts as valet on one occasion only.  A closer glance reveals on each cast a little  dent just where, that fatal knot pressed  into the necktie wearer's iiesh>and,running  from this indentation around the ,'ueck, a  horrible little furrow, well ridged above,  shows how tightly the, necktie noose was  drawn when its wearer went dancing in its  loop into the gates of eternity,   i  One of these casts is that of'the head of  a woman. She does not appear so utterly  horrible in plaster, but that she may have  been quite beautiful in life. Large allowance must be mado for these plaster portraits, They never flatter. On the contrary,  they quite abuao. A lady who has very  recently died hard of strangulation can  scarcely bo expected to wear a pleasant  smile or be prepared to have a pretty likeness made. She is certain to be in most  shocking form, iu fact. Her eyes will  surely bulge, and her cheeks puff up. Her  lips are likely to pout, not charmingly. So,  despite the fat con tortious of the only lady  on this shelf, it ie quite possible that when  she lived ana killed her lover's wife, she  was quite handsome enough to justify a  man in loving her.  her to entirely after' the appearance of the  countenance, and, stranger still, keep ir  altered for indefinite lengths of time.       ,  An example of the wonderful detail witn  which detectives someiimeswbrkouta case  is shown m the model of a room prepared  for use in the trial of a man charged with  murdering the friend who dined with him.  When the body wae discovered the room  wan iu a state of inconceivable disorder.  Massive pieces of furniture were broken and  overturned and strewn about in a'way, that  might suggest the scene of a dying Hercules  last struggles. A fis'ht.which would have  so completely wrecked the room seemed  impossible between only two combitauts,  and no one believed ��������� that the confusion  came from such a source.' It was the general  theory tbat for some reason not known the  murderer had wrought the havoc carefully  and methodically. Every stick and splinter  in that wildly wrecked room, every flower  iu the carpet, the pattern of the paper,  even to one little broken pane in one of the  windows, is reproduced in miniature in a  box 2x2, feat, which was prepared for o.x-  hibition to the jury, aiid'isnowin.the Black  Museum.' ' , '   t  But by far the most'  HOKHIBLE   MURDER  RELICS  in the place are mere , photographs. The  series tells'the story of the murder of M.-  Goull'e in Pans by Gabrielle' Bompard and  her accomplice so well that memory' has  few gaps to fill in it. The Bompard woman  was very ' beautiful and Goulfo became  enamored of her. He called upon her iu  her room and declared his love. She toid  .him to make his avowal on his knees. He  did so. She sat, meanwhile,with her back  close to the wall. As he knelt she'casually  picked up a girdle, and, holding it 'cut  toward him, said, playfully (in substance):  "if I thoughtyou, were not telling me  the truth I would strangle you with this."  He, in turn, jokingly told her to proceed.  She, still smiling, dropped the girdle over  his head, so that it hung around his neck.  There the joke ended, for her accomplice  held a rope which extended, through the  wall'into the next room, and was attached  to' the girdle. While Goufl'e was -still  smiling at the woman he loved the assassin  drew hiB rope taunt, and tlien, jirking the  victim up against the wall, strangled him  with 'the "girdle. The ,unscrupulous pair,  after robbing the dead man, cut his , body  into pieces and packed them in a,trunk,  after having practically embalmed ^ them.  They then travelled , over a good part of  Europe,, taking, the' trunk with them  wherever they went, -rFinally they tired of  this and shipped the trunk to a minor  London railway station. It lay there for a  time unclaimed-and^ unopened, but the  nature of its contents was finally discovered, and after a most sensational trial both  assassins were sent to the guillotine. The  photographs in the Black -Museum show  the murderers," the viotin., the girdle, the  trunk and each part of the dismembered  corpse., '       i ' 0 " ���������, ���������  ���������  ,. On one table is a curious leather bellows,  connected by a rubber tube with a queer  little furnace and crucible, into which an  iron pipe meant to carry gaa also 'turns,  The whole thing i'b beautifully > made���������it  might well be ,the pet ot a model baker's  heart. It, impressed others than this  present writer, too, for the scamp who  owned it, before he' went to .prison,' convinced one of the oldest and richest of London's jewellers that if he couldn transmute  iron, brass or any other' base metal into  gold,and eventually swindled gullible folkB  who were willing to believe that a,modern  alchemist might succeed where those of  bygone days have failed, out of something  like 830,000.  for the manufacture of a key for dishonest  purposes.  SOME OTHER RELICS.  ��������� A collection of little wooden wedge* of  various sizes attract attention. Their  history is/interesting. A series of mysterious burglaries occurred in London. The  robbers never left anything behind except  one of these wedges, which, while they  were at work, they placed under the,, door  of the room they operated iu. This secured  them from intrusion long enough to give  them an opportunity to escape through  some exit which they took care to have  always ready. The police were in despair.  One night a man was arrested for drunkenness and upon his person^ one of these"  wedges was round. Joyfully they went to  his lodging and found not' only another  man, but(a laree numbsr of ,the wedges,  together with the chair from which they had  been cut. An extraordinary circumstance  in connection with'this crime is the fact  that with the wedges which were already  in the hands of the police and those in tiie  possession of the burglars the entire chair  was reconstructed. Not one was missing.  A most interesting case is devoted entirely to infernal machines found in London. , Some of them have Bimply been  robbed, of their explosives and are in  appearauce just as they'were when in the  hands of the anarchists. A few having  exploded, are represented only by packages  of torn and twisted fragments. The moat  ingenious of the former is made so that it  exactly reaembles a large ciiunk of coal.  That which was found in the house of the  Duke of Bedford, is externally, merely a  'tin con. Two braBS bombs were found in  a public place. One was ' unloaded and is  now in the museum. The other was exploded in the bomb room at Woolwich  Arsenal. ' It was surrounded by twelve  dummies of human figures, and, after the  explosion, each of these was found to have  an average of thirty-seven fragments of  brass in it. This illustrates the havoc  that a very little anarchy may work. The  only res.]ly amusing thing in the whole  museum'is in. this case. It is a queer  shaped affair with a curving neck, and was.  found in frout of the house of a very  exalted person.    ' ' i-  ' DISMAY.   WAS  GENERAL,  for it was taken for granted that it was a  bomb. Subsequent investigation, however,  .developed the fact that it was a model for  a baby's feeding bottle.  A placard, from which hang chains and  padlocke, is a reminiscence" of a youth  persistent and pluckylenough to have won  the title "hero" had his valor been brought  forward by a less absurd occasion. The  meetings of London's vast hordes of unemployed in Trafalgar Square a few yea're ago  will be remembered by most newspaper  readers. 'They were not interfered'with  until red-mouthed anarchists' began to  secure control of them. Then the police  were"instructed to silence incendiary orators. This resulted in what were erroneously  called the '-Free Speech Riots." The young  man who went up there with the placard  and locks and chains was one of the many  who believed them, 'the .placard calls  loudly for .honest British worsiugmen's  right of free speech, and with the chains  and padlocks he seourely fastened himself  to,a stationary   iron  railing, (eo   that  the  TIE HUNDRED CENTURIES'  in my   teens   are   now  DR.  W. G.   GRACE'S   V/ONDERFUL  RECORD IN CRICKET.  The Eji^Htli Champion'-,   Itrlel" Antottios- ���������  raplty���������lloir   He    Haile    lll������   Svore���������A  Crlctceicr lor -10 Vcars, mid S'llil I������I������y-  irtj?. 1  slow ; but now I am growing old and my  muscles do not act quite so freely aa in '  former days, and, in consequence, I do not  play the^jTormer quite so well. Tney nave  also, I "tiiink, improved considerably in  accuracy of pitch and-in straightness.  "While I  am 'on the subject of record  performances'I may recall that  MY  BEST BCUVf.IXi;    YEARS  used to   perform  almost unknown.  i     VIn   1S70 came  my best battling year,  when I had 35 innings  and  scored  2,733  runs, with an average,of 78.    J, C- Shaw,  (Alfred Shaw,Southerlon,Martin,McIntyre,  land Wootonwere the bowlers against whom  JI made many of my runs.     For the South  vs. the North at Lord's I made 178 out of  318,   including three 5s.  nineteen 4s, and  ten 3s.    On good wickets at  that time  I  _,,--, ,  -   .       .     r.<    i- u   ,-t    .i-   ' found little difference between the bowlers.  ,   The foremost figure in  English life this j Qn lhe wholef 2 prefened the. ^st  t0 the  summer is neither a statesman nor a Derby  winner, in spite of the fact that unparalleled coincidence has again united both  ^!lfinctioii8 in one individual. All England  is paying tribute just now to that hero of  more than an hour, Dr. William Gilbert  Grace, the king of cricketerf. " W. G.'  is the familiar designation by which he has  been for years known to the cricket world,  and that means to all England.  The scoring of a hundred centuries, i.e.,  making of a 3core of one hundred or more  runs no iess than one hundred times, is a  record whose marvels only a ualion of  cricketers can fairly appreciate and admire.  .Nobody elso Has approached it in the history of the game. I,t has roquired twenty  years of undiminished skill and activity to  accomplish it. It has required an inherited predisposition also, and il hus produced  a man who at foity-seveu is still an almost  ideal athlete and one who is still supreme  in the cricket field above all the crack  players whose rise and,tali he has watched'  in the last quarter^century.  Dr. Grace, the son of a Bristol surgeon,  is of a family of cricketers. His father was  the founder of the Maugotafield Club, 'a  locally famous'organization',and himself an  enthusiastic devotee of the game. ' " W.  G.-' and his two brothers have from earliest  A   FAMOUS BOEGLAE.  A fascinating collection is in the case devoted to relics of James Peace,, England's  most fomous burglar.    Peace worked iu all  nearly ten   yeare without being captured,  and he never bothered  with small "hauls.  He  always   woiked alone,   and he  was'a  dreadfully sharp thorn   in ' the flesh of all  the police of England.    The only disguises  he used were  spectacles  of various kinds  and goggles. ���������  Seven pairs are in the case.  Once, he loBt a  finger, and  in such a  way  that the  police  knew of  the mutilation,'  although they  had no other way of ident-  fying  him. ,- Ho  guessed rightly when  he  guessed'that^coustables were then instructed to  gather in, for questioning, at  least,  every., suspicious  looking   man   who  was  short one, finger.    But  Peace, after  that,  was never short a finger.    Of course,    he  could   not replace  the absent digit, so  he  posed as' a   man  whose .whole  hand was  missing. ��������� The false stump, which he made  of wood, so   that it  would hide Ilia  hand,  and'from the end of which a hook projected, like "Capt. Cuttle's," is one of the most  ingenious contrivances in the museum. His  ladder is another.    It is made ot wood so  that it folds  up compactly  and  forms a  bundle in appearance precisely similar to a  package  of  waste  sticks   which any poor  peuon mightbe seen carryingabout London  without attracting attention.    Indeed, he  probably assumed that this bundle helped  him to look the part of an honest working-  man���������a part which ho ever  played, for he  announced  after  his   arrest  that  ho  had  never'hidden  that.ladder in his life.    He  always  carried it  openly   under his arm.  When opened  it is long  enough   to reach  from the ground to the second story of an  ordinary house, and it is so built that by  opening one section the other sections  OI'Ey AUTOMATICALLY.  police had to get o blacksmith before they  oould remove him. ��������� And ��������� while he stood  there, chained by hia own hands to the  B*pot where he claimed to have a constitutional right to stand, he shouted out a long  harangue. ���������   , ,    ������ '  , ,.Many relics there be in the Black Museum  j of Fenian's in'England, of the,Fenian invasion of Canada, and of the Fenian head-'  quarters in New York. ' About one of, the  square l pillars which support the roof a  stand of Fenian rifles helps a lot of murderers' shotguns to fill a big gun rack, while  at the end of tho room a Fenian' uniform  hangs limp at one" end of a table, guarded  on the other end .by the uniform ot a London policeman of many yearTago. A frame  near by holds a Fenian muster roll, issued  from headquarters at No. 10 West Fourth  street, New York City.  Bow and Arrow in Modern Warfare.  As late as 1S13 and 1814, irregular troops,  belonging to the Russian army, appeared  in Paris, armed with bows and arrows.  They were the' Bashkirs, or Bashkeers,' a  tribe of people'subject'to Russia; and inhabiting, the banks of the Ural and Volga.  In the Crimean War���������1854 to 1S56���������some  of the Turkish forces we'ro equipped in the  same manner. These were 'the dreaded  Bashi-Bazouks, irregular ..Iroops in the  pay of the Sultau. On the formation of  the "army for opposing Russia during the  last'war,'the Turkish army included mnuy  of them,and it was those who, intheBpring  of 1876, were guilty of groat atrocities in  checking a threatened insurrection in the  district round Philipopolis in Eastern Rou-  melia. "  ,,������������������   Solved the Problem.  Tired Housekeeper (in employment ageii  cy)���������Oh, dear, I wonder if there'll.ever be  any solution to the servant-girl problem.  Employment Agent���������Oh, yes, mum. My  wife solved it long ago.  Well, well I    How ? <  She got rid of the hull  gang, an' did th  work herself.      ' ' ������  A   NOTORIOUS   MURDERESS.  One entire glass case is devoted to the  relics of tho murder of Mrs. Hogg and her  pretty baby, by Mrs. Pearcey. Mrs. Pear-  cey was jealoiiB���������jealous to the point which  forced her to commit two murders. The  extraordinary thing about this crime waa  that the murderess cut her victims' bodies  up, and, placing them'in the deed baby's  perambulator, wheeled them over a good  part of the West End of London before alio  found a place where she felt that'she could  safely dispose of them. Her judgment was  bad, for she was caught at the- task.  Hanged. ���������  An amazing exhibit is a frame containing  thirty pholographs of one woman���������a mur-  derosa, J think���������no one of which, without  close study, could be identified ,ib, dealing  with the Bame peraon whom the other pic-j  tures represent. She used not false hair,  or eyes, or paint, oi to any considerable ex-j  lent, dress,  to ell'oct disguise.    They were'  Peace oould stand on the ground and force  this thing quietly up to almost any window  he wished to reach, climb in, rob the house,  climb back 'again, close it and go away  with a mere bundle of old wood under his  arm.  Another queer tool is that it-vented by a  thief who worked until recently iu tho  small public house.*, where tho proprietors  have no cash register and keep their change  in a glass on the shelf behind the bar. Tnia  folio*' fixed up a walking stick with a fork  at the end, with winch, when the barmaid  was uot looking, he could quietly lift the  glass of silver from its resting place aud  then decamp. He we.s prepared for places  in which they simply laid their coin ou a  shelf, with a flat end for the same stick.  This waa of the shape of a small *pado,and  was smeared with bi/d lime. If he torched  a coin with it the coin clung and soon  found its way into his pocket.  A vast collection of skeleton keys is  that \vhich rests, now_harmleas, in the  Black Museum. With oiie bunch of' them  is a ball of wax, still bearing tho imprint  of a key, which was' taken from a natty  cockney who beoame known as the " Servants' Sweetheart." He was a handsome  chap and made love to every servant girl  he met with singular success. Calling ou  'her, of an evening, if the family was o\n,  ne would ask her to titce a walk around  the house so that he might see the fine  things. When they reached the outer  doors he would invariably exclaim that he  was a locksmith and that he waa/struck  by the merit(or weakneasjof the leeks. Taking the key out bo that he might  peer into  He Knew His  Way About.  A young gendarme had to take a prisoner  before the magistrate and after the trial  convey him to the court prison. He had  never been in the building before, aud stood  in the corridor with his charge, not knowing which way to turn. At last the old  offender had'pity on him, and said :  Come along, I'll show you.  No Need of Them.  Tommy���������Do you say your prayers every  night?  aay  Jimmy���������Vea,  Tommy���������Any does your maw  Jimmy���������Yes.  Tommy���������And does your paw ?  .Jimmy���������Naw.    Piw don't need to,  almost daylight when he gits to bed.  hers ?  brought about through a marvelous control, the keyhole, he would press it against thia  over lhe  facial   muscles,   which permitted j ball of wax, thus securing a perfect  cuido  All the Items.  Housekeeper ���������Vou think you can do tho  moving in fivo loads.  Mover���������Yes'm. That is, it will be five  reg'lar loads, but I s'pose there'll be two or  three extra loads to take the things the  teamstors forget.  If wo did not tako great pains, and were  not at great oxpenso to corrupt our natures  our nature would never corrupt us.���������Clarendon.  It is said that the Ocean ion Steamship  Company, of Sydney, iv. S. W., will aeek  colonial aid for the construction of new.  and fasts!earners to run oil its line to San'  Francisco. There is talk of guaranteeing  a mail service of twenty-eight days from  Auckland to Louden,  W. G.  GRACE. i  . 1      I"  -. ,  boyhood devoted all their spare time to  cricket. The champion wrote for the Pall  Mall Gazette the other day hia own modest  version of        ' -  o  ',     niS CRICKET   CAREER,  > '   ' "      ������  and it will be found more interesting than  any of the current biographies.    He says .  ('My brothers and I were coached, from  the time of my earliest recollections, by my  uncle, Mr. Alfred P,ocock.   He'waa a great  believer  in a correct style, and taught us  accordingly.    We all   profited by his  iu-  atructions,since,in addition to my brothers,  E. M. and G. F., whose names are -known  to cricket enthusiasts all the1 world over,  my eldest and second brothers, Henry and  Alfred, we're in their days good all-round  performers.    When six  years old I saw'on  rAH-Englaud eleven play at Bristol against  twenty-two  of   West liloncestershire,  of  which club my   father  waa President, and  I have a faint recollection that some of the  "preformer8 wore tall hats.    My first'match  occurred when I was nine years old, and I  scored three not out.'. I played three other  innings that year and registered   one more  run.    Nor were   my records for   the  next  two years precisely sensational.    Here are  the    figure* :   1S5S,   six   innings ���������!   runs ;  KS59,   nine   innings   12   runs;lS60, four  innings for S2 ; 1S61, ten   iiiuiugs.for  46;  1862,  five innings for 53. In the  following  year I'left school, after   a' severe  illnesa,  and went to a tutor's.    My cricket, record  for that season  was  nineteen   innings  for  350 runB, six   times   not out,   giving   an  average of ���������20.    By this time 1 had beoome  pretty well known   as a 'cricketer iu   the  neighborhood of Bristol and hud appeared  for Gentlemen of Gloucester vs. Gontlcmen  of Devon,in which mutch I scored IS and 1.  " To ISC t belongs my first  performance  of any importance, when, at tho age of 15,  1 made 170 and 56 not out for Gentlemen  of South Wales! against Gentlemen of Sussex, and took two wickets in the first innings.    This success led to my being chosen  iu tho following year to play for She    .  OESTIiEM������N''vH. Till! I'LAYEHS  both at Lord's and the Oval ; but it was j  not until 18(16 that I obtained my first  century in first-clans cricket, us matches  are counted to-day. Tho game was Kng-  land against Surrey, and 1 made '221 for  the former. One of my favorite positions  was long-leg, But 1 am older now and  prefer point. Eighteon stone or thereabouts is quite enough to carry between  the wickets, without having to run after  hits to lhe boundary.        ������������������  '' While I win nppeiiriiiK at Lord's and  tho Oval I was trying, iliouirh with indifferent success, lo combine medicine with  constant crickot.' I waa a student first at  Bristol iindiiflorwiu-d atSl, Bartholomew's  and tho WcntmiiiHlor Hospital. Aa a rule  I only worked in tlie winter, and so lost  much valuable time. Since I have been in  practice 1 have also found that cricket has  interfered a great deal with my profession,  but it cannot bo helped.  " It was not until 1870 that I took part  in my first county match, having played  for the first time for the Marylobono C. C.  iu the previous year. Ou tho latter occasion Gloucestershire played and beat  Surrey, my contribution to tho score being  25 and 26,iwith five wickets for 65 -iu the  first innings, and four for 27 in the second.  In the return imtcli I mado M3 aud took  nino wickets for 35 runs.  " In those days the number of really  great exponents of the gaino was comparatively small, and though the grounds  allowed considerable improvement on those  of the previous generation, they have tiuce  acquired a far more coiMiH'out perfection.  The bumpy and bad wickotd upou vriiich I  were in 1867, when 1 took 39 wickets with  an average of 6.21 ; 1874, when,I took 129  wickets with an average of 12 j 1875, when  1 took 192 wickets with auaveragoof )2,and,.  1S77, when I secured 179 wickets'with the  flune average, Thobesi means of keeping tit  are   plenty     of   exercise    and.f' modera-'  tion   in  all  things,      Do not upend your  ,  winters in idleness with walking around a  billiard table as your only form of muscular  exertion.    In my youth I wag a runner aud  jumper, and I find that I am credited with"  having covered th'o   1C0  yards, in  10 4-5  seconds, and high-jumped 5 feet.     A man  whoplays  cricket and  does  nothing else  is not likely to be a good cricketer.    If he  can't run he can ride, and if' he can't  ride1  he can walk.      Unless  you are  in  sound  training, however,stylishly you may bat at  the nets, you are uot likely to make'many  centuries iu the course ,of the season.  "This reminds me that my highest   in-'  uings was   that   sonred   in   1S76   against  twenty.two of Grimsby and District for a  Uuited South eleven I made 400, not out,  the total being 681, und was at the wickets  until 4 o'clock" ou ' tho third   day.' When  we arrived they grumbled because we   had  brought,a  weak team.    After tho    match  wus  over they,  kept   their sentiments to  themselves.    This performance'was   never  an actual record, as it was beaten  by Mr.i,  E. F. S. Tylocote's 404 net out for Classi-,   '  cals vs.' Moderns at ' Clifton   College, and  subsequently came Mr.  \V.   N.   Roe's 415.  A 'few weeks   afterward   took   place   my  highest,iu a first-class  match,   namely, 344  for Geiitlemen_oLM. C. C. against  Kent,  Lord   Harris,   who   was" playing  against  us, scored 154, aud we had lo go in agaiiiBt  a formidable total of'473.    I   have   thrioe   ���������  scored over a hundred in each innings."  Personally Dr. Grace Is, as the accompanying picture shows, large, heavily built,  rugged, and brawny, He is still iu English  sporting parlance "ns hard as ii*ilH," aud  retains an amu/.ing quickness aud ,agili,ty. ���������  He is very careful in his habits,but he does '  not train in li.e ordinary sense. " The  main thing," he Baid in an interview, ,','Is  plentj' of exercise. I never diet myself ;  in fa'ct when 1 am in active work I oat and  drink more than at any other time." r     '   ���������  SOMEWHAT CURIOUS. . ���������-..-.,  California peaches aro Belling for $20 a  ton in orchards.        ���������;   .      .  ,  ,The slaughter of elephants iu Africa goes  on at the rate of 65,000 a year. '  Most of the laud in the Republic of Mexico is held in almost feudal tenure by 7,000  iamilies.' "  In India every resident must, under penalty of a fine, have his name written up at'  the entrance to his'house, -        , -      '%.  The British parliament imposed a tax ou1  bachelors in 1695, and aguiu in 1795. The  mposl^was repealed earlydu this ceutury.  The British fleet at the Kiel oanal coro-  mouies had more first-class high-powered,  ships thau all the other navies together.  The highest temperature of  the world ia  recorded   in   the  great desert of  Africa,  where tho thermometer, often  marks 150'  degrees Fahrenheit.  In the hope of overcoming-the tendency  to slip, bicyclo tires are now being"made1  from the rough skius of sharks, spotted  dog and other fishes.  One of the commercial new women has at  oue of tho seashore resorts an electric fan  for drying the hair of women bathers, and  is overrun by customers.    ,  The smallest man in  Chicago is  George ,  William Steele,   a negro- "newsboy," 20  years'of age.  George is forty-twoinches iu  height and weighs fifty ponuda.  M. Maurice Courant is authority for the  statement that the invention of printing is  due to Htai Tjong, king of Corea, who had  movable types cast as early aa 1403.,  At the momeut a little girl in a Brooklyn public school was reciting a piece describing 'the fury of a storm, lightning  sttuck and killed her father a few blocks  away. ^  Au enormous  was   gotten  thousand birds were let loose iu ouo morning from tho neighborhood of Eillel tower  5,000 of them at oue signal.  It is estimated thtt the annual consumption of oats in the United States has been  reduced about 100,000,000 bushels owing to  the displacement of hoise power by electricity and bicycles, i       '   '  Mrs. Maty K. Hunt has sued the city of  Nashua, X. II., to recover .SSO.OOL'givun by  her for a memorial library. The suit is  brought because the city, after having tho  money for four yeara, canuoc agree ou a  site.  At one time there were uearly 100 baths  in Rome, some of them most sumptuously  furnished and splendidly appointed. The  charge for admission was but binall. Gibbon estimates it at but half a farthing  English money.  -  ���������\n English writer'' recalls the curious  fact that when red clover was first grown  in Australia it never Heeded because the  tongue ot th'i native bee was too short to  reacii lhe poilen. The work of fcrtili/.iug  red clover id ctueliy done by the long-  tongued bumblebee. >  flight of carrier pigeons  up   in -Paris   lately.    Sixty  .Showing Off.  A young woman, who had never learned  the art of cookery, being desirous of impressing her husband with her knowledge  and diligence, manages to leave the kitchen  door ajar ou the day after their return  from the bridal trip, and just as her lord  comes in from the olneeexc'aima, proudly :  Hurry up, Eliza, do I Haven't you  washed the lettuce yet? Here, give it to  me.    W heie is the coup ?  indignant.  A little girl we know does not. understand  encores, and so found fauit with the au-  dienue at a recent children's concert, vi  which she liciped to siuu a chorun. I know  we didn't make one mistake, she exclaimed  on her wuy Home, aud yet they -nsde u?  come out and sinit it ail ovi-i a^aiu.  ,0) PAGE 4
THE KOOTENAY MAIL.
BIRTHS.
McNkil���At Keveistoke, Tuesday,
Auj?. 13, the wife of A. Mi*Neil ol'ii
son.
IIoitNE���At, Rovelstokn,, Thursday,
Aug. 15, the* wife of Thomas lloriu*
of si daughter.
Jui-ien���At Revelstoke, on .Thursday,
Aug. 8, the wife of P. .lulicn of "a
daugliier.
Local and Personal Briefs.
T & 13 cigars, 3 for 25 cents, at the
Revelstoke Pharmacy.
Airs. .7. A.'Wood and son left, yesterday for a visit to Vernon. r   -
Mrs. J. W. Thomson is up from the
Landing on a short visit.
Rev. J. A. Wood will preach at
Donald and Golden to-morrow.
Mrs. W. J. Lee returned on .Sunday
. fioui a visit to relatives in t.he Terii-
tories.
Mrs. Stone and Mrs. Rallegaard returned on Sunday from a visit lo
.Nakusp. ' i , '
The   governor-general    and     party
passed through  on  Monday  on ,their
1 '   way, to the eoabt. ��       . <,
o Mr. F. W. Laing returned last night
from a visit of,, seven weeks duration
to Ontario.
'Miss Ethel Newman, of Donald,'' is,
spending a vacation in town visiting
friends. , '. ��
Mrs. J.' D. Graham returned on
Thursday from a sojourn, at. the IIoL
, Springs. -
Cory Meiihiniek, proprietor of the
Hotel Lardeau, was in town for a few
days this,week.
Mr. J.,0. Grahame, of the II. 33. Co..
Katuloops. went down to Nelson on
the Lytton on Monday last.
, ( Miss Ruth Valentine left, for Vancouver, on Monday last,o where she
will attend school during the coining
term.
The water in the Columbia is' receding very fast, and is now nine feet
below high water, and only six feet
aliove extreme low water.
Mr. James Mcintosh,   capitalist  and
���   raill owner, of Kamloops, was a   passenger  on  the   steamer, for   .Southern
Kootenay, early in the week.
Superintendent Whyte, of tiie
Western Division ��� C.P.R., passed
through this Woiiiingi.- in his special
ear" on his way to,Winnipeg.
Capt. Sanderson, in addition to making his regular trips with the Marion,
has this week driven the piles for a
bridge across Cranberry Creek.for the
mnchers at Halls Landing.       *" r
Pete Arena, while out prospecting
for fresh air. early Thursday morning,
saw an eagle on the flat north tof the
railway track. Pete made for home
and his rifle but when he got back the
bird had flown.
Capt. Vanderburgh did not make
the usual Wednesday trip this week,
.as he had to repair u damage to the
steamer's wheel, but the Arrow wen!,
out on regular time again this morning.
Capt. Edwards of the Victoria, ha-*
secured another horse to take the place
of the grey which died some monlhc
a*>;o,aiic.l consequently both the Victoria j
and Central hotels are operating their
own 'busses once more.      ' .
The tennis tournament between tin-
local clubs opened to-day on the Cosmopolitan's court, raid will be continued on Monday and succeeding
days. The results will be published
next week.
The local 1.6.G.T. lodge intend hold-
im; a picnic on the baseball trrounds ���
on Tuesdav next, commencing at ,
10 a.m. The general public is cordially j
invited to participate in the i'eMiv ilii",. I
Refreshments will be served on lIic I
grounds. I
It. II. Lee, surveyor, started for the |
13ig Bend reserve on Monday aiid I
expects to be gone'about tw'o months. ,
His parlv consist;, of Me.-srs. Mlack- j
more, Jack.ion, Hhaw  and   Kilpat ri< k. j
Another Trans-Continental Railway.
The. Builington railway is coming
vest and there are reasons for the
belief that they are coming in a hurry,
says a Spokane dispatch. The new
route to tlie Paciiic, running nearly
midway between the Northern and
Union Pacific through a wild and unsettled country, is now being explored,
and a .survey being made with all
possible haste by engineers, of the
company, who aic working many miles
south,of tlie three routes usually considered available for <the Burlington,
road. From one of the engineers it is
learned tliey propose to locate the line
up the valley working east towards
the Wyoming line/ probably .crossing
it in the Northern part of Preruont
county, opposite lhe' National park,
unless a better route by the Rocky
Mountains can be secured by crossing
into Southern Montana.
Grounded in a Fog.        o
The Ciinadiaii-Aii^tr.'ili.'iii liner War-
riinoo, which grounded -I miles northwest of. Curmanah Point Inst Friday
has been dry-docked , at Ei-ciiiiiiuill,.
The result of the official inspection is
Lli.-it>ib is found neceswiry lo replace,
one keel plate and two bilge plates,
with which some ri vetting will make
the vessel as staunch as over. The
other plates, it is found, are dain.-iged
in appearancO'Only, their strength not
being atl'ecled. The repairs are being
made with all possible  haste, and  the
end'of the week may see the Warrinioo
1 i i        '
afloat again.   The official investigation
before ,Capt. Gandhi, agent for the
Marine and Fisheries Department, disclosed I be' fact fthat an out-of-date,
chart-was laigely responsible for the
mishap.
A Cow Burned to Death.
The bush fires which have been burning furiously acro.ss the Illecillewaet
for a week past, are getting/langerous-
ly near the rancheia' piopei-ty. A
valuable milch cow, belonging to F.
Julicn, was burned to death early Friday morning.
��� HALYCON SPRINGS HOTEL ���
Arrow   Lake.   i>
TS nnw   open   at  tlicse Celebrated    Hot
Springs for tlie accommodation of truest-;.
Rates $1.50 to $2.50 a day.   Batli3 25 cents
cacu or five for $1.   Special rules to families '
or by llie month cm bo im-anyi-d.
Dawson, Craddock & Co.
ASSAYS and
' MILL TESTS
KoSfciK
CARRIES FULL LINES OF
s��
.Samples   tested from:.
.1 lb. to I ton in weight..
Wolseley for Commander-in-Chief.
'   The London   Times in  an  editorial.
urges General  lx>rd   Wolseley's claim
to succeed the Duke  of Cambridge as
Commander-in-Chief of the army". The
Tunes says : "The'Duke of Coniiaughl.
is young and can atl'ord  to   wait.   His
appointuieiit now would cast, a doubt
on   (he , re.-ilitv   ol\ promised   reform,
"i ,
especially an appointment for a limited
term."    '' , ,  'f
W. PELLEW HARVEY, MS.
Vancouver, B.O.
All    Assays   made     in    Duplicate.
Certificates i'orwaided   by.'toturii.
R. H: RAMSEY.
Hpusc Painter and , Decorator.
Graincr, Papcrliangcr and Sign Writer.
-   W. A. JO.WETT,
MINING'AND KEAi ESTATE BROKER.
NELSON, B. C.
Groceries,    provisions,    flour,   feed,   miner's   supplies,   stoves,
l i ft ' ;
tinware, granite ware, hardware, paints and oils, boots,
shoes ; men's, women's and children's furnishings, dress
Snoods and millinery.   ,
Dressmaking- in latest styles.
Lardeau & Slocan Prospects "Wanted
NOTICE.
A Record Breaker.
According to the crop bulletin issued
by the Manitoba department) of agriculture this week, this tyear's grain,
harvest, promises to eclipse all previous
yields in the prairie province. The
estimate places the, total grain yield
I'orlSlloal f)7,S(>l,tfc21 bushels, of which
29,i:��),SI5 bushels is' wheat. The
estimated average yield of wheat per
acre is placed at 25.5 bushels.
The Greeley Creek Shingle Mill.
The Greeley Creek Shingle 'Mill has
recently changed owners, Messrs,
Uoui tie llros. am' I.fr. Din-hum having
bought out James Mcintosh, and a
mechanic has' been brought up from
Asheiolt lo overlook the mill and put,
it in running order.
T>UULTC NOT1CK is hereby given,
jl under i.utboriiy of the pi ovisions
of the " Land Act1 Amendment Act,
IS!'.���)," that, all arrears upon preemptions or purchases outstanding on
the 21'st, dav of February, IS.lj, are payable in five equal annual instalments,
together with interest on the, unpaid
bal.nice at the rate of six per cent, per
annum. ,< The first, instalment, lo'gether
tvit.li interest from,thty21sl/day of Feb-
I'tiaiy, JS80, i-> due and must be paid on.
uivbefore thctfl-l Dicenibor, 1S9.3. In
default of such payment immediate
siep< will be t.iken for the"cancellation
of any records or agreements concerning such lands.
\V. S. GOUK,
JJe/niti/ Coninii-ssiimer uf Lands and
Works. * > .:,
Lands and \\'~orks /Jcparhnent,        j,
Victoria, n.C.,-Sth An (just J SOS. 10-lt
?7��
v ?
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School Opening.
The jniblic school will re-open on
Mt inlay. Any scholars six years of
age or over, who wish to attend during the coining se^ioti, would do. well
to lie in attendance on Monday i in
order to be chu-.-ed properly.
He'll be in on the Ground Floor.
Dan. McCilliVray, who L- ireneially
looked upon as a "pipiVrrr-i!" i,.in t.',n-i-'
or foi C.P.R. uo;i-trxi'j:c/ii in ih;^ pivi
of tiie world, svjs in town Tour-id.iy.
He went dou n river- in coiup.-mv   with
the A bbiiit parly by .- lie-
Thin-day eu-siing. Tin-
looki'd - i^uiiieellt.
ijyLJ-m   on
fin junction
ORITISU COLUMIJIA LO(f SCAld?.
-\TOTfCK IS MKllKBV (UVKXtliut
^\ His iroijoiir lhe Lieutenant-Governor in ('oimHl has been pleased to
adopt the " Ib-it ish", Columbia Log
Hc.ale "'�� for i be iiiea->iii'enient" of s.iw
loir-and liiilbcr in this Province.
A hciok of tables has been  computed
ii'id cojiie* can   l.e  obi,lined  from   lluv
Provincial Timber rnsperlor,   at,, \',in-
ceuver, upon p.iviuent of yi.ijO each.
\\;. S. GORI'l
Fir,if ft/  Cent iiiLibiiincr o/' Lundx
Works. ' ,    '
L'iuiIa mid II'"V'/7,>' hi'/xirhin'id,
-   \",rt���riri. }].<"., .iril Ji/f/i/s/, 1SHS.
NV-. l.")7.
C6Piifiei]!,e of the Registration of a
Foreign Company.   .
Churoii Scrvie&s To-morrov;
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*ei vit,e '.\ ���;
I'i.i.i ( Inn- h !>i -i.ioi 11
p.m. by   Mr. (iiu iu i.
In Id at ' *,c
Thev will make the journev bv boat.     I ���S('hn"1 ;lf '���'>���
...       , ,        ���. ,   .. I     's,,i * i''��'s e-iil bi-he|.l in
Hc-l   smoke   m   the   market,  1 & ti \ r[llu, \x   ;,v   i;,.v.   'p.    i,
cigar.-, at the ReveNtoke I'll.inn,icy.     i morning >��� i.i  ev.'iiiiiy;  al
('. A. Magiaih. -M.L.A.,  l.etltbridi.'.'
iv,i.-a passeng.'i- on cI��� ��� - Lyiion'  Tbin^
\':i -1��V 1.��� -
in,' al   ~..'M
'.   Sund.iv
C'-l'ini'ii." nvrinr.iiij Mining' Company';
\ \l
El Ecuador Cigars, '93 Crop.
Athlete, Derby, Old Judge
and Pet Cigarettes. ,
��� - POST-OFFICE- STORE-
Mineral Act, '��� I'Virni K."
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day.    He   i-   interest.���(!   in   h\di-aulif    i,,.,,ioi i ,u .11. 11   i.m   ami
mining in lie- Xi-l'-on district. .Mr.
Miigiat.h i- chief of I be laud ('(-pari.
merit/of the Alb<-ti,-i Railroad <V Cci.-I
Co.
Mr. J. .1. .Maekay, General A>;i-n< of
the Hi-kNIi ('(diei'ibia l-.'xpn-ss Co.
located at Aslurolt, pa-^erl through
this iin>rniii^ 011 t lie train ^oin^ cast.
bound for Nova SYolia, where iii^
family      is     spending     lhe     summer
inoiilh-. 	
The Kanlo Claim bus   been   resta^'d
I reel!
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ltd, I-
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by its /iriglnal loci tor-- Kooi etiay .-, '
journalistic humorist. He ��ny��, that
after its Pip Van Winkle experience
���ainioilfot the cloud pushers, it ba^
enough vigor left to "make II >nie
howl" if iieces'-ary. The /'rti-jrlor
ha" pulli d up slake-; and gtme to Pos.s-
Jand.
Hi. R/ili.-rison, Superintendent of
i\lis-ions foe (lie N011 b Went, accompanied by the  Rev.   Cha-.   Gordon,   'f
Jsi. Step) ���-  chin ch,   Winnipeg,   will
bold a meeting ill I lie Pi eslivt,"! 1.111
church Aii^nsi 'SJ,\n\ al, K p.m. Ilnring
the evening Mr. 'bi.doii, who i- .1
i-lcillful guil. nisi, vvill i.-nder ������evcial
.^.���lecl ions. A pliM-.i'il evening is ai.-
/Ji-i;uJirii to which a]| >uc welcomed.      '
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NOTICE.
;\ JtllfiTT .MINKItAb CLAIM. Mil ilnl.; In
u\ tl.c Tn. 111 l,ak..' Mining DjvikIi. ii 01 \\'i nl
K(.(il��'iiuy lll'ilrirl. Wlinf ini'iilcd : <i|i llitil.iv*
Ci-cik. Titl.c Nuiicc Lliul I, Many AliJinil, o'f
Vinicdiiv r, li,('., free uiliici-'n ci'l-l III. ulii Nil.
Vj.III, liiliClirl. ��i\l V .l;i\^ I'ifiiM f he ditl'i lici'mil',
Lo aj.uly l'i III'; il'il'l  f'iiiiliiiiiHMinci- lor  u  i'iu-.
iHilllt'   III'   illlJIMA CIlK'lHh,    I'e I'    t IH*    pll].]ln-,<'    of
oliliilniii^ al'mu ii ^raiil, ii'' t lie LhiiM' clnllil.
'Aii'l I'm tlii'i' liilo' iioiu c, llml (el vein'   rl.ilinn
111 .-.I In'  ttcul In   I Ik;  (ailfl   ('iiininl.- .Iniicr nml
in linn Ciailllll Hi'. (I lli'fl.lij ill.) l*Ml:tln n   uf  hll(;ll
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Ii.ilu! Iliih linlli tin, (ifM.iv', Ih'.ll.
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RRVIILSTOKE, B.C.
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General Commission Agent.
MOST PERFECT  MADE.
A pure Crape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Free
from /���immonia, Alum or any other adulterant.
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