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 .   i1.-  ,*-*  Vol. 1.���������No. 34.  EEVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTJgXAY, B.C., DECEMBER 1, 1894.  $2.00 a Year.  lb  SHIP, YOUR   RAW   FURS,  HIDES, TALLOW, PELTS, WOOL, ETC.,  ��������� jas. McMillan & go.,  200-212   FIRST AVENUE NORTH,  Goods bought right oat; no commission  charged.  Fair selection; immediate returns.  ' Shipping tags furnisZicd freo upon request.  There is NO DUTY on Rav/ Furs or any  other goods -nre handle.  Kootenay's Newest Gold Camp.  V* C          ' ,.  THE TRUE' STORY" ABOUT CARIBOO  CREEK.  r, KS^" Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices.^  A. H. HOLDIGH,  OF SWANSEA AMD AVIGAN,   '        ���������  Analytical Chemist and Assayer,  Accurate assays made of all kinds of minerals, water, milk, etc.'  Jcioverios <50.  small  ,-u-<?ii,  8"  ������������������'���������"���������T/L:  NOTARY   PUBLIC  i  A  REVELSTOKE,  B.C.  Mining and Real Estate" Broker and G-eheral Oom-  ,   . ,   mission Agent. ,  FIRE,'LIFE ANDACCIDENT INSURANCE.  Representative of the Kootenay Smelting'& Trading Syndicate.  -:o:-  AGENT FOR TROUT LAKE CITY, EVANSPORT, KASLO & NAKUSP  f*\  WHOLESALE DEALER IN  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  B. IE "V IE I. S T O US" IE,     B.O  [i   '  \f   -  BRAJM STORES: THOMSON'S LANDING & TROUT LAKE CITY  SUCCESSOR  TO  THE WESTERN MILLlN  (LTD.)  BEVBLSTOKB   B^^-ISTCIEC.  DEALER IN  ED,  f'  RUST, VEGETABLES  fritosr oun cohkesi'Oxdext. ]  In the e.-u-ly part of'lhe present summer, then; was considerable excitement  created about placer finds on what is  known' as Cariboo creek, and a few of  the prominent facts from this new and  promising section, I think, would be of  importance to tlie public and especially to West Koorenav.  Cariboo creek  * (i * /  is a tributary of Ti oufil creek, which is  situated between Lower and Upper  .Arrow lakes, 'on the east side"'of the  Columbia river, and i in a westerly  direction from the rich' silver deposits  of the Slocan.  Mr. Nelson Demers and a party of  several persons wero the lirst' to go  into the country, in the month of June,  and were soon followed by what was  known as the AVaneta party. About  this time the news leaked out that rich  placer ground existed in the locality,  and then came, a nish of Nakuspites  headed by Rody, Abri'el', Madden,'  Darraugh and some others, causing several thousand feet of.the creek to be,  staked in a single day.  The first party to become actually  engaged was the Wan eta. Company,  who controlled liOO feet of giound.  They expended in tools and labor about  $1000'without re:ichingrbed-rock, but  had in the meantime taken out considerable gold from the. loo<*o gravel  handled while sinking to reach the  bed-rock, some of the nuggets being  worth 25 cents to {jJl.'sO, but hot enough'  gold was found to pay expenses. The  result was'that the company ran out of  funds and had to'get a lay-over'. 'Their  ground of cour&e lies idle ab present,  but will be opened,up in the spring on  an exleiihive. plan.  At tlie place known as the Discovery,  Nelson Demers worked short-handed  until he struck' bed-rrtck, and tlie results of a small quantity of gravel from  this point^vas highly satisfactory, but  owing to tli*.* lay of the creek, the  place where bed-rock was reached had  to be abandoned. Work v.'as"thei-  started higher up thecreek where they  are still work ing,, but with what re-'  suits I ani not prepared to state.  ���������A number of &*iiull local ( companies  were, formed...nnd did .'co:i:'-i'lei:abieA.-(j p.;*.  work, the most "important being The  Nakusp ���������.'Mining Co., Lady Samson  Mining Company, Go.it' Canyon Mining, Co., and several other's, doing from  $100 to "jM 000 worth of work and some  even exceeding this amount, bun wita  very little returns. Quile a few of the  men were inexperienced and the show-'  ing of work they made was small.  And in the case of organized companies who put up money for work, inexperienced foremen made great ravages upon n>small amount of capital;  and so the returns from the placet's of  this new section have not. been flattering, but gold does exist in the creek,  and when MilTicient capital is brought  to bear upon these placer locations, it  will be found in paying quantities.  The excitement started over the  placer finds" but their'unsatisfactory  results caused many to become  dissatisfied with the creek' and  turn their attention towards the  hills in search of ledges of the pre.-  ions " mineral, and lruitfiil were  the results of the search. ' The first  quartz locations made were by George  Hardy and partner, who recorded a  claim near the end of July. They  made drillings which they had assayed, the assays running over $100 to  the ton in gold. A rumor went the  rounds that the drillings were salted,  but whether that was so or not I  am not prepared 'to say, 'but on the  strength of the assays a half interest  was sold for $2000. The parties who  purchased have since done considerable  work and have had a number of very  satisfactory assays made, averaging  from $52 to $210 to the ton in gold.  Nels DeMers and Vndder were the  next parties to locate "a well-defined  ledge, Mr. Vaddcr has since sold a  one-half interest for $1000. The ledges  mentioned are being developed; outside of these there have been numerous  locations  made  by various  parties  far are  not confined  to a  ,   . for/there are locations as  jfar apart as nine miles north and south  ,a,nd twenLv miles east and west  K~-* *  '. /  ^""During the past season everything  -had to he transported on pack animals.  Tlie government made a special appro-  priuLion of $500 for the, building of a  traii, which" was a very necessary improvement. The landing place of the  camp is known as Burton City, whore  Mr. 11. Madden has built a hotel, and  Win. .Parker runs a general store.  (These, are tho two important places of  the town, although quite a number of  other buildings have gone up'on the  i townsite. The site itself is a fine one,  :standing above the high water-mark of  the recent floods.  The future prospects-of the camp  are good, and there is every indication  to believe that before the expiration of  another year shipments of ore will be  made from Cariboo creek, unless some  method of treating the ore shall be. introduced into the new camp. As soon  as a sufficient output of ore is assured,  "1 hope that some enterprising individual will take hold of it, and establish  the method known as ttieCyauide'pro-  ce'ss, if that is the best one for reducing this ciass of ores, thus having the  Gold Bust Varies In Value.  advantage of being the first,in the district,,and at tiiersame time being conveniently situ.ited to 'handle 'all 'the  gold ores of the Columbia river in  West Kootenay, but also conferring a  gnat benefit on the miners in 'the saving ot freight paid for tiansportatiou  to distant smelters.'  The 'Nakusp "& Slocan Railway.  The above naniedrrailway which* has  caused thcGovei nnicnl no end'of vc::a-  .tion, anil occupied the time of thVlate  .Legislature more than any other subject, even requiring investigation by'a  Royal Coinmis-'inu of eminent judges,  is at last practically completed. The  Provincial Go\ eminent sent out a few  days ago, IS. Mohun, C.'E., on a visit of  inspection^ wlio reported that the  bridges were well built, that it had a  solid load bed, and that 15 to'20 niiles  an hour could be ni.ide over'it.-with  safety.      ���������  On, Friday last a partv of six, composed of Ii. Mai poie, H..J. Cauibie, Mr.  Duchesnay,'and'Mr. Wilgress, of the  ind' Mr. Vv'ulll'sohn and D.  McGillivray, of the Inland Construction  Co., went over the road to give a final  examination, preliminary to its transfer by'the,. Construction Co., and acceptance' by the' C. JJ. II. Mr. Osier,  engineer, and J. Serson,*- bridge foreman, of the local staff, were also on  board. Mr. Mai-polo, as chief of tiie  party, gave bpocial attention to the  bridges and trestie woik, and found  them and tlie road-bed in satisfactory  condition. It is now understood that  on or about the Jst of December the,  road will be taken over and operated  as a part of the. Canadian Pacific system:   ,.  An article in the Spokcftnian-Bevieie  states that a large amount of gold dust  is being brought into Spokane for sale,  some of it coining from British Columbia.   The price paid peroz. varies from  $12 to $18.50, which  has  been paid for  Big Bend gold sold in San Francisco.  The article in question continues:       <;  This has been a 3-eai of exceptional  activity in the placer mining districts,  and  the results, will  show 'for  them-  s -Ives.      Mr.   William   Nelson    buys  several, hundred dollars worth of gold  every, day, and occasionally his transactions in a  single day run' into  the  thousands.   Many of the miners who  bring in this dust are new to the business, and, 'never having sold dust before, some 'of them entertain curious  notions as to its value.    Jn a general  way they have learned   that gold  is  worth $20 an ounce, and they .ire disappointed  when  their unrefined product falls a good deal short of that. .  1   Saturday a placer miner from the  Columbia brought in 20 ounces of fine  dust and olTerecl it for sale. Mr. Nelson  spread ^it out   upon  (.he scales,  examined'it critically and wu'd :   '     r ���������  '��������� I will give you $12 an ounce, for it."  '"Oh, pshaw;" said .the miner, "gold  is worth $20 an ounce." ,,  ' "Chemically pure, gold is v worth  $20.00 an ounce," said the dealer, "hut  thereis none of it in this country except that used by the 'dentists for filling teeth. There is a great deal of  .amalgam in this gold. You see, when  f spread it upon this stone and" rub it,  the stone turns white. That is the  quicksilver.' If your gold were pure it  would turn yellow."  The miner refused to be convinced.  '���������Well, I'll convince you I am right,"  said the buyer. "You know that nie  can not destroy it?" The miner agreed  to that proposition.  "Then let us run your gold through  the crucible and see how much re-  mains."       ' ������ \ (i   '  The miner consented, and the  was carefully weighed and'put through  the refilling process. It1 shrunk to 15  ounces in a few moments. The refined  ptoduct'was taken out'and weighed.  The miner showed hissurprise and disappointment. ' He examined the scales  1. oked in the crucible, ���������. and' lifted'his  brick. ''-_'-.'  ' "'Where has it"gone to?" lie inquired."'  "Out of "that window," said Mr. Nelson. ,     " - -  Cilculation showed that the buyer's  figuies, given oif-hand, wero within 20  cents of the price paid for gold thus  run through the fire. The miner, took  his brick and went off in'search of a  buyer who would pay a larger price!  "Ile'll come hack," said Mr. Nelson,  "aud I'll get tiiat gold brick, sure."  To Miners and Prospectors.  It in our desire to have the Mail known fur  and wide an a reliable A 1 mining paper. To  this end we ask the help of all prospectors and  mining men who have the interest of the NTor(li  Hiding of W<;st, Kootenay at heart. It ii in  your power to give 11s very malerial help by  sending in scraps of mining 11m which would  otherwise remain unpublished. Kvt-ry item, no  matter how Iriviul it may appear to you, will be  acceptable. If you have no pen, write witli a  pencil; if no paper, just tick it down on a piece  of birch bark. If you are out of stamps send it  all the same, we'll attend to that. Never niimi  grammatical compositions, (lowing language, or  elegant handwriting, just send us the lacts;  well do the rest. We ask only one thing: Do'  not exaggerate. '  Kootenay Lodg-o-  .No. 15 A.F.&a1m.  The regular meeting!)  SE\.'l'3Kj������>*       are held iu the Man-  *"*"*    ~        onicTeinple.nounie's  ��������� Hull,   un   the   third  Monday   in    each  _ month   al.   h   p.  nu  5^5= . ViHiting   brethren  coidialiy welcom- d.  C. H. TKSll'LK. Six-ki.-1'.iky.'  REVELSTOKE   LODGE,   I. O. O. F. ���������  Regular meetings are held  In Oddfellows' Hall every  Thurvlay night at eight  ���������'clock. Veiling brothei"*  cordially welcomed.  j. i. wooimow.SKc.  GUY   BARBER,  WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.    '  '    ���������:������:���������  Repairing Neatly fit Promptly Executed.  REVELSTOKE, B.C. '    ^  R. S. WILSON,   ,  M E RCHA NT   T AI LO R;  Revelstoke Station.  First-class Material kept in stock and  First-class Workmen employed.'    --  ' G-eneral Blacksmith.  gold  JAS.   McMAHON,  ���������     KKVEIJ3TOKIV1J.C.  Repairs to Wagons, &c.  Shoeing a Specialty.  J. K. WILSON & CO.,'.  BOOT AHD SHOEMAKERS,  FRONTS-STREET," REVELSTOKE \  (One door west of Courthouse.)'      '"  KKl'AIUS XKATI,Yc& PUOMPTIjY DOXK.  ������ . ��������� 'pricks modkkate.  Sad Di0\vhing of a Swedish Girl.  'A sad accident occurred on Sunday  night at. this Gov eminent wharf, New  Westminster. A young woman named  Johanna Nelson, in company with her  was hoarding  boar Samson  visiting iJr.  ihe Samson,  narrow gang  water.     Ten  AND  GROCERIES  or ALL  Agont for���������Wntoron* Eagluo Company.  Speight Wagon Company  various parlies in  different parts of the district.  On the divide hetween ('aril 11 m creek  and Trout creek, on what is called  Mineral Mountain, a group of important locations lias been made hy Williamson, Burton and Abrii'l. Among  them is one named .Legal Tender carrying gold to the. exteutof $S2 per ton,  the ledge having a width of 22 feet.  Then* are numerous others that might.  be written about,, hut it is not the intention to describe ('.specially any one  claim, rather to give a general view <if  the district.  The country for a now one has fine  prospects, nearly all the ledges carrying gold, and in some cases assays have  shown 00 ounces silver per ton. wilh a  very small percentage of lead. Th"ie  are small and large ledges, and in all  ca-.es they prove lo be rei'rad-ory, bill  are not nearly so base as fin 1-0 ol" the  flourishing di'-lriei  of Trail.    The  di-������-  sister and Mrs". Larse  tho Government snag  with the intention of  Larsen, an einpl./ve of  when she slipped off tlK  plank and fell into the  minutes afterwards her body was found  floating between the'wharf piles and  taken on hoard the Samson. The efforts of those present to resuscitate  hot* were unsuccessful. Dr. Walker  was telephoned for and arrived within  a quarter of an hour, but too late to  save her life. From the evidence adduced at the inquest it was apparent  that the lamentable' occurrence was  purely accidental, and the jury returned a, verdict accordingly. Miss  Nelson was 2,1 yea.rs of age, and a  native of Sweden. She came to New  Westminster about' a year ago from  Ly'iden, Wash., where she had lived  for some time previously.  t   ,  ,      Big* Ore Contract.  ��������� It is repot* ed from Spokane that a  contract lias been let to James Clark,  of that city, for hauling 80 to 50 tons of  ore a day from the War Eagle mine,  Trail Creek, to Northpoit, fo.t delivery  on the cars of the Spokane & Northern  Railway, and will be mostly shipped  U\ Helena. Tt will he brought down  over the new Sheep creek wagon road.  Ifc is said that fifteen four-horse trains  will be brought iu from Spokane for  haulingore, and that a'similar contract,  will soon be let by the l.e Koi mine for  hauling an equal quantity to North-  port. t ,  FURNITURE.   '  Boors, Sasiras & Blinds.  R. HOWSON,  Awarded  Itinhest Honors���������World's   Fair  W. A. JOWETT,  MINING AND REAL ESTATE BROKER,  NELSON, B. C.  KEVELSTOXE.  COFJJTNS CAKItCED JN STOCK.  AGENT KOU SIXCIIHC SKWINU MACMINKS.  L.A.FEETZ,  BUILDLR.  Will figure on all kinds of  Buildings ; all kinds of 7fonsc,  Store and Office, Furniture repaired or made to order; all  kinds of Shoptvork iu my line  neatly and promptly executed by  skilled and experienced hand.  Lardeau 3c Slocan Prospects Wanted.  A. McNEIL,  BARBER. SHOP AND BATH BOOM, -  Front Street, Revelstoke.  I am now offeting 0 shaving tickets for  $1.00.   Haircut for 2oc.     And  a hath for 25c.  THE REVELSTOKE PHARMACY.  new stock: of  STATIONERY & FANCY GOODS,  'MOST PERFECT  MADE.  A pure Giapc Cream of Tartar Pov/der.   Free  from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant  40 YEARS THE STANDARD  CHRISTMAS GOODS ARRIVING.  The New TOILET SOAP,  !SJX TADLETd 'FOR, 25c'  thi������;  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  TO   AJ������"ri   FKOM  All Eastern Points.  TlirmiKli First,Clas>'������3l':ci)f������KCiuNAi]<] Tourist  .Sloopini; Curs to St. I'aul, Alontreal.-ind Toronto  wiUiotiLuhiingu.  REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.  Atlantic ldxpn-s.s arrive"-   !I:1.m!;mIv.  I'.k-Mc " *"       IG:A">   "  For full  apply tu  THE REVELSTOKE PHARMACY.  00  TO "1  "HE WOOD BU  FOH YOUlt  mhzh  Norwegian  Snov/shoes,  Toboggans &  Slolglis.  Mai  ���������iufac  turcr of all k  Furniture.  [fids of  FiNE  Ul-IIOLKTEIlli-K*  YVOHK.  Old ',-���������-���������  "���������iitiir  ..: Ro'iev/cd  1,1  ,r'.l*St-C  lass St,-le.  information 11s to rules-, timo, euv.  I. T.   Krewstcr,  Ageut, Revelstoke.  gko. mcu imowx.  District Passenger A^ont.  Vancouver, H. C.  CAN  COPYRIGHTS.  OBTAIN A   PATEXT?  aud nn honest oplnic  . who havo had nearly  Srom^t nnewcr aud nn honest opinion, write to  KJNN& CO.. who havo had nearly flfty years"  experience In tho patent business.   Communlca-  II. PICAI-SD, Revelstoke, B.C.  a  o  years'  ��������� .         unlca-  tlons strictly cnnfldontlnl. A Handbook of Information coneeminfT l'ntcnen anil bow to obtain ihora sent free. AI������o n catalogue of mechanical und scientific lionka sent free.  Patents token through Mtmn & Co. receive  BPCdal notice In tho Scientific Amcriciin. and  thus aro brouRht widely before the public without cost to the inventor. Thia spleix'id paper,  iHsuod wcefcly. eleinntly !IIn:itratfcil. h.-,������ brf;>r t ho  larsoat cin.-uli.tiou of any seientlllc work in tho  wmld.   S.'f avcar.   Sample copies sent free  lliilldlns: Edition, monthly, FiiOa year. Sinplr  copies, *���������������> cents. Evwy number contains beau-  tiful plates, in colors, and photographs of no������  houses, with plans, enabling builders to show tht  lato-it cleolcni- and secure contratti   A<*i:*:x*s  ilL'A-IV A CO, H12W 1'OlUi, :������>������  ������������������������������������  0  t  <*        /  i(    ''    1*1 PAGE  THE KOOTEKAY JMAIL  Ibe 1Roctena\? flfo'aii  $2 00  1 00  0 r.o  1 ,50  2 00  C 00  SUBSCRIPTION.  IKVAIUAHLY IX ADVANCE.  , One Yi-.ir ���������    Six Month'?      Thrve Month-!   ADVERTISING RATES.,  Ono Inch, per month i   Two Inches, per month '���������  Six       " "        "         -  Special contracts for large advertisements  All bills for advertising due the 1st of each  month.  Quack apd cure-all advertisements not wantod.  The Mail is printed every Saturday morning  ' for tin; Kevelstokc Printing & Publishing Co.  (Limited) by  R. W. NORTHEY,  Manager.  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1,  1894.  ' fi  j   THE FARWISLL.CASE.'  Wi: are awaiting with much solicitude a confirmation of the telegram  addressed to Mr-. Mara hy the Minister  of the Interior published last week,  saying,- " Some mistake re, Revelstoke.  , Iso appeal yet m;tdc to Privy Council."  There is no 'mistaking the purport of  tins message when it is considered that  it is a reply to a simple inquiry', asking  if 'the reports in the Press that the  Farwell suit had been decided by the  Privy Council were true. Wc infer-  that correspondence by letter will succeed the .transmission of these telegrams, that, will ^ive explanations, in  ' detail, which we'hope soon to be'able  to make known through the Mail.  ,   ONLY. A BEGINNING.  - ' We published two weeks ago the  gold "output of Big Bend for the season  at about ������15,000, and are now able to  add tlie amount secured in the placer  mines ' ia the Lardeau at ' $4,000,  making -in ill 8*19,000. - This amount  caii.be depended upon as being substantially" correct, as the figures' arc  secarecl.Jfro'm! authentic sources. -The  amo������nt"Should:be increased, however,  by at least $3,000 in sums sent out  privately by the miners and not reported. The total cannot be less in  North Kootenay cthan ������22,000, and  may even- exceed this somewhat. If  the conditons are favorable it' is estimated thatabout'$30,000 will be taken  out in Big Bend< this winter.  total revenue collected from this dis-  ti lot was ���������556,370.31. This amount is  gie.iter than that of any other district  except two���������the populous one of Victoria City and the district of Yale.  Deducting from Victoria City the  registry ' fees collected, $"22,025.19-^,  which is not a tax exclusively contributed by the people of that city, but  comes from many sections of the province, more or less even from West  Kootenay itself���������and we find that West  Kootena}'"-, exceeds Victoria City by  $3,406.31 in the amount it contributes  to the Provincial treasury. Again,  Yale district is one of wide area, and  contains the thickly settled sections  and towns of Yale and Ashcroft, Siinil-  kameen, Rock Creek and Osoyoos,'  Nicola, Karnloops and Okanagan, and  yet exceeds West Kootenay by only  ������10,000.  The principal sums of taxation are  derhed in West Kootenay from the  following sources':  Land Sales  $4,110 23  Free Miners' Certificates. 11,207 00  Mining Receipts, general. ll,oG2 oti  which would be a benefit to mankind,  that the rulers of tho Chinese empire  succeeding the present dynasty, would  probably have mote of the spirit,  arid intelligence of western civilization.  With China as our market, smelting and refining .works'could , be established here, and the lead product  find a market without the sacrifices  we now submit to in reaching a consumer.  Licenses  Revenue Tax   Real Proper-tv Tax...  Wild Land Tax   The DilTerenee..  U,711 32  9,273 00  3,751 31  4,031 93  53, (>")!) SS  2,710 03  BIG BEND, MAIL SERVICE.  J. A; Mara! MrP.^-writes to Post-'  master. Wells, under;date" of the 28th  inst., as follows :"'',''  I enclose a telegram from the'Deputy  P. M. General, authorizing #20 a trip  for five trips, for ihe .Big!. Bend mail*  service.       . ' *���������'' * V~" "' " "'''' '  We ajsw.jidd-lhe^telegca.pi.tof De.pyty,  P.M.&. White, jjhiis giving comjalpte  explaiiatioijcif.tlic-jna.tter:- 7* '������  Postniaster-General authorizes $20  pei*v;trip, jiioathlyr service, to.-French  Creek'during winter season from"Revelstoke. Tot-tl payment not to exceed  one hundred "dollars." '   ' ' ' *     ;"'  The suns' of-$20 per trip-was all that  the Government was asked to appropriate for this service, and it has been  freely 'conceded. The efforts of Mt\  Mara to accomplish this result, so  favorable to the important district of  Big Bend,-will be-highly^appreciated  by the miners *and ranchers who will  be be benefitted bv it.  PROGRESS TO DATE.  The correspondence between the  Provincial and.Donunion Governments  in --.respect to ��������� the. protection of the  Eraser River "valley from tloods was  communicated"to' tlie Legislature on  Tuesday. The protection of the river-  bank at Revelstoke is mentioned in  the letter dated June 11th, addressed  by Premier Davie to Sir John Thompson, as fallows':  I have, since commencing this letter,  received .a telegram from Reyelstoke  pointing-"out-an alarming ' state of  tilings there. Revelstoke is, as yon are  aware, situate on the Columbia river.  The matter of protection works at Revelstoke has already been urged by this  Government. "-It,id stated-in the telegram that an expenditure of from  $5,000 to $10,000 would be sufficient for  the purpose and operate to save the  town from destruction.  'The object of the correspondence  was to enlist both Governments in a  joint movement for securing the flooded  districts of British Columbia from the  disastrous consequences of similar  calamities in future, and'various suggestions are made, all, however, pre-  : liminary in their nature, and no practical measures, so far, appear to have  been adopted.  It is quite natural, and perhaps  should have been expected, that in  coupling Revelstoke with Fr.-mer valley  and its overshadowing calamities, our  own quite serious troubles, fully as  important to the individual sufferers  as'any in the province, should have  been partially overlooked and perhaps  relegated to second place. We trust,  however,'that "Premier" Davie will include the Columbia River valley within the scope of any investigating commission that may be formed to formulate plans for the permanent security  of the ranchers and towns along its  banks, and thai-' thp.tiioe consumed in  preparatory work will' 'not leave, us  exposed to the devastating horrors' of  another flood.  - $5(5,370 31  J This difference is composed of small  and comparatively insignificant items,  the main one being ������990.49 for personal property tax.- East Kootenay. is  credited with ������11,553.33. New Westminster'district is ������10,000 less, Vancouver City ������2-1,000 less and. New  Westminster City ������28,000 less than  West Kootenay!    ���������*. ���������  This' district can therefore take  pride in,her financial standing with  the Provincial Government; and equally so in the much larger amount in  customs duties which, she contributes  to'the'Government at Ottawa. And  it should not be a'difficult matter'for  her representatives at either of those  capitals to obtain for her all" that is required of appropriations for needed'  public improvements.   '    ,  OUR .INTEREST IN THE WAR.  , The province of<B. C. has. one decided .'interest in'the results of the war  between Japan  and   China, which wc  have not seen referred to by the press.  It is acknowledged  that our mines  and' especially those of West Kootenay,. will, be .very large   producers   of  lead, as soon  as_ they get into opera-  ^,i6i{| even  ui. it anoderate ��������� way,; and  where-is" to be'found & marlcet for/tlieir  product i.-n? At j,' present*--the ^Ignited  Slates, under tlie "reduced 'tariff, is tiie  best and iii fact tlie.-'only;market we  Have.'  The lead of Mexico,  however,  produced   by peon-.labor, -at  a .much  lower cost, than  it can be done by the  free-,.white  labor  of  this  country, is  competing with'us, and as the Mexican  lead mines are -numerous and   rich   in  this mineral, they"will reduce the'prjee"  and. cveiituaLly control the market at  1(JW ."fig.lU'ps-'', As' regards Canada, we  can point out one sii-gle mine in "V\ est  Kootenay   that   will   produce   all "the  lead that is consumed, in" the  entire  Dominion,1 and therefore  a foreign demand-muse he found  for t the   balance  .of the product.  It is   well known   that China   is   a  very   large   lead    consuming   country,  probably the largest in the world.     It  is used   in   the form ot   sheet-lead, in  .great quantities, for  packing  tews  for  shipment  to foreign   countries.    The  lead for this purpose is almost exclusively   brought   from   England, and   ii  furnished by one single  English  firm  which hold* a inonoply of the bWmes-s.,  No Canadian lead is want*:d there unless it is first shipped   to En-.-Und sold ��������� Tht"- B!;ltk n������������r and ..Gladstone groups  ''to this English firm at% their own price, j "*���������''" ������?'a forward state for production,  and thence forwarded   to China.   ,Vn-j ���������<b ���������*" *!������'irl -^ transport facilities, are  der   present  circumstances,   therefore,-'-offered, will add  their quota to swell  Canadian'  lead    consumed   in   China I the output of high grade ore in West  must  pay freight  to China  by way of , Knoteuay.  England, a distance  proba'olv of  fully  ' FRESH DOWN RIVER ITEMS.  The Columbia river at Trail rose 43  feet during' the June flood, wrecking  the hotel' of Topping & Flanna. They  made six removals to escape the constantly rising waters. They are erecting a fine hotel, 2-1 by 5G feet, two  storeys high, which ,will be ready for  occupation in a few days.       ,'  The ores of Trail Creek-are shipped  in bulk, and are three times moved .by  hand-shoveling,' after heing brought  out of the mine, and before they reach  the cars. '  ,,,The hydraulic mines on the Pend  d'Orielle river near Wauela, from  which a large yield ,of gold has been  expected, have not been carried  on this' suiiiiiii't, but work will  be resumed this winter when the river  i.s at its lowest stage.  The customs officer appointed,to prevent smuggling into Trail Creek over  the new Sheep creek road, as has been  reported, is not stationed at the boundary, as far as could be learned,'but is  probably watching the delivery of  goods from the cars at Northport. It  is believed however that consignments  are made to Northport people; intended  for consumers north of the line,'which  are sent,on without payment of duty.  The inspector of (custotns, Mr. Clute,  was in 1 he vicinity recently, and doubtless detected any irregularities of this  character that may have existed.  The total .quantity of ores shipped  from" the Trail Creek mines for the season of 1891 to date, amounts to 2300  tons. , . -  Trail has telephone connection ,t>y-,  cable under the Columbia river with  'Wanefca, where it 'taps the telegraph  wires of the outer world.       " ,  Trail Creek is the only mining camp  in West Kootenay and perhaps ir. the  province that is producing and shipping gold ore.. The owners ^f, the  mines are confident they can keep a  smelter of 500 tons daily'capacity supplied with ore.  All the mines of Trail Creek that are  being worked and producing ore are  said to he , owned* and 'Operated by  Americans jind ;Anu',i-ican capital.  There are, however, many Canadians  'who are the owners of- clafthi" su|d'-are"  employed working in'the mines.-���������,.     7  '������������������--.��������� :r������������������...i..;.,...' '���������-  .      .LARDEAU  K0T?S.^ .. . . ���������-  There is much better promise" of  pi'osperity for the Lai deau country than  there was last winter. The building of  the wagon road to altriObt'within sight  of Trout Lake has been a gieat incentive to mine-owners in the vicinity,  and as there is not the least doubt of  its being completed-as early as possible in the spring,' it is, expected that  considerable shipments of oiewill be  made within a couple of months of tlie  disappearance of the snow. Such mines  as rhe Black Prince, Bullshot, Silver  Cup, and such groups .to the Wagner,  Pool and iiicho,' will be among the  first to seijd out ore,' ail of which is of  the highest grade, and will probably  -nrprist- smelting men by its richness.  The Dl.u-k Prince will work two shifts  all winter.  Development work has been very  actively prosecuted in the Fi-,h Creek  .-ection,   especially   on    Saber   Creek.  ELOPED ON A STEER.  6000 miles by sea, in addition to 1000  miles from British Columbia to England.  China is the natural market for  Canadian leitd. It is nearer to us' by  manv thousand miles than it is to Ens-  land,  (J we  can  ave   re  gular tr.ui--,  ���������essi.-l  M<>-.tof the placer miner-ori Lardeau'  crr-r-k arc-doing well.   A few days since  $S00 woi th of dust was brought to Rev-  el--tok<- for Mi'^is. tJ. B. Hume & Co.  The Lardeau is a long way behind  the Slocan in development, and this N  not Very st.rpriMiig when it i.s considered  that the American*, who mainlv  ra!<;������  portation by steariic  the Pacific and at rcasonabl  The reason why we can not supply  China with her lead is because the  firm referred to -.Jardine, Malheson  it Co.���������are permitted by the; ru'ing  dynasty to furnish that country with j  all its imported le.;tcl. This i.^ only j  one of the giant monopolies that are |  fostered by the pagan rulers of that j  land���������all of which it is believed are i  secured by bribery. ' England being  the   largest,  and    in    many  kinds   of,  and vessel across j opened up the Slocan, krmw when  they !n<] a good thin;/ arid remained  there, not carlntc to come further north.  Tlii'liin'' if uoi i'nr distant when the  Lar-leao will be known quite, as w-11 as  the Slocan is w������v.  A Significant Transaction.  Under this heading the jVorthwant  Mini >i;/ It ei i'-ir gives an account of th"  sale of \U1) too-, of Slocan Star ore in  the lobby of the Ffofl Spokane, where  Two TVefit Virginia I.o\'crH Kvado ftn Ob-  dunite l*.irent.  Last ThuisJuy morning a young  couple appeared in the city. Thev were  Miss Carrie Coats, a pretty, peiiehy-  cheekcil country damsel of 17. andS-ir.dy  Joliifou, a tall, stalwart, goodlooking  countryman of 22 years. 'Ihey had  traveled all ni^ht from the hridtV home  on Ground Hog Creek in order to elude  the obdurate father of the trirl. The  girl was riding ori the '1 ack ot a dignified spotted steer, and Sandy was walking by her side. The unusual sight  soon drew a crowd of people, and, <is  everybody loves a lover, half a dozen  hurried off after ,& magistrate or a  preacher. Unluckily for the lovers no  official could be found who would marry  them, on account - of tho girl's age.  "When the couple heard oi thi--they both  broke down and cried, the girl sobbing  as if nearly heartbroken, 0  The tears of the pretty young   girl  brought about a determination on the  part of the    spectators   to   boo  them  through in some way, and o:io suggested  'that they take the  train,  then  nearly  ndue. for Niagara  Falls.   N.   Y.. where  thoy would find no difficulty in getting  married.    This proposition changed tho  rtears of tho bride' into smiles of joy and  Sandy's le--s apparent grief into open-  mouthed delight for a moment, until ho  thought  of tho expense.     Someone 'in  the crowd,   however,    anticipated   tlio  , young man and proposed tho crovvd pay  all expenses,   and in   less time than it  takes to .write it pockot-books  were out  ���������and ennri'.";ii money was contributed to  'carry   the couple through, with a souvenir left over for tho bride.  The spotted steer was stalled in front  of a pile of oats and corn to rmninato in  peace and plenty until thecreturn of  the couple, and, the,procession headed  for tlie pl.'.tform. Neither of the couple  hi\������\ ever seen a train before, and w en  it'pulleil in th'jy got on the platform bo  twueu ti e engine and .tlio ba^t;ago car.  Their sponsors soon remedied this mistake and had them condue'ed into a  ladies' car.' where the conductor was ex-  * prcssly c.iart;ed to see thorn safely  through. ; Tlie last soon of Carrie and  Sandy its tho train- was whirling out of  eight tlicy..wero .folded in each other's-  .afmsflaughing and straini-'.g.their eyeai  ''as they looked out o^ tho window..    #, .  Fiitiirr of I'ollto' Society.  Dr. Lyman Abbott,  in a late paper,  thinks that polite society, in the occlusive seasc. is hardly'destined to'sustain  itself.   '-HiS; reason   is  that   wealth   is  siipeiaediug \birth* ns   its   basis.      In  this   ioHpect,   however,   his   inference'  ,,is doubtful," rwhilo-the facts .are'true,  lie saj's that* "some communities,'liko  Boston,   New York and  Phihuielnhin,  iiiakea bravu'attempt to maintain a ro-  Bpect'for old families; hut thin is an in-  >lA.-r;pmce f lom'colonial dnys and visibly  ^���������vyunos!"   Ho. in'ight have gone  larther  '' afn^'imvoj.laid that in only line  of, these  t|itw^;':"cf"Ks^^ tho  il 'isiwurfc ,f.<?t" ��������� ttn-y.-Jpar.ticul-iT .comiecti >n  jwith'������ild,"familleo":or -gives 'iwelf any  '"JfeHceiWrtbdnt-thein. -'The" utmost that  it^-does is?to draw1 & feeble line nt  "the"recognized'* occupations of 'far hers,  while the occupation or social position  of ".the grandt'.ithe'i- is'pretty 'thoroughly  iiriiorod.. (iivon a' fortune, with a rea-  Bmable amount of tact, and ouogenera-  tion,*or';it-.mbst two, can ��������� aci-o;npli-,h  tlio" rust. ,- Thero:is a liiigenng rnmoT  tli'it'ilf' Wewp'nrt a rich' dealer in, patent  ilie'iiiciues was for years ntu cessfnliy  kept from ibn'ying land on the fashionable avenue; but if so, tho cxelu-ion  was in iiself an absurdity, liko those at  tion.pted distinctions between, wholesale  tju'il retail trade:,- Surely it is absurd to  assume it as plebian to soil tape by  the piece, and'not plebeian to .sell it hy  the thousand pieces; to call ir, discredit  i\\>\e wlicii a fortune is made by a,medicine, an 1 not when it is made by hotel-  keeping or laying water pipes or, carrying on the express business. All theso  Voi a ions, -uul a thousand others equally modest and respectable, have contributed to the gliding of oar jenneso  dorce and no one need be ashamed of  any one of them, except when it tempts  him to sneer at some other.  The Revelstoke Bakery  IS NOAV PREPARED TO SUPPLY  ND NEW YEAR'S CAKES  AT A LOWER FIGURE THAN EVER.  MINCEMEAT, JELLIES AND PASTRIES.  +*������>   PLACE   YOUR   ORDERS   EARLY   FOR   CHRISTMAS   GOODS, -fW-f  LEWlS   BROS.,   THE   STATION.  THE CENTRAL HOTEL  ABRAHAMSON BROS., Proprietors.  arsi  O-ooti Beds.  Telephone.  IFIIRiEi-IFIR, O O ZEl^S-AJIFIE]  Stockholm House. m$  JOHN STONE, Proprietor.  The Dining,Room is furnished with the best the  Market affords.  ���������O :'  TEE! EAS IS" SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS,  '       '  7     HULL   BROS.,   ;  [:���������.'���������   7;7777BUT<3HERS;  :-.f?-'^r\Z  WHOLESALE AkD  RETAIL  PURVEYORS OF HSGH-CLASS MEATS.  -:o:  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  A FRONT. RANK DISTRICT.  The public accounts of the_province  for the yeiir. closing .J.ujie.30th, 1891,  ���������'"have beeii published, and it is interesting to examine them with reference to  the standing, of , West Kootenay,' as.  compared   with   other districts.     The  business^ the sole exporter of  goods to I M'}n-c^-nt^tiv^ of the S.-lby Sineltin;,'  China,   the   fear   of    iu   commercial  classes th.it   their trade relations with  China    may Le    broken    up,   explains  why they are so anxious th;it  the wjir  should   end   while   the   stain* quo   in  business nflViirs  is  undisturbed,     ft  is  now iidmitlcd  that the entire .uhiiinis-  tration of the   empire  is   rotten with  otlici.il .corruption.     Li   Hung  Chang  was" wise in trying to prcent the w-'.r,  knowing   doubtless    that   the   oliicial  rottenness  and -gross   rriai-fK!ministra-  of    public    affairs    and     consequent  national weakness would be in danger  of exposure. The advantage therefore which British Columbia might  derive from a -longer prosecution of|  the war,' is that this gigantic lead  monopoly would be .'broken tip by the  .overthrow of the present,rulers.    And,  ������ Lf.id Co. of S.m Francisco, the  United Snif-ltiiit: &: ' Rffinin^ Co. of  East Helena arxl wie-*t F.dK, .Mont.'in.i,  the Consolidated K.iri-,,i������ City Smelting Refining Co. of Kan^'i-j City, Mo.,  and L������\idville, Col., ;������ntl thu f)mah,i &  GrantKmt'KingCo. of On^ttiriaud Denver, gathered and presented -.^;tled  btdsr The hid.H were all very c!u-,ff leaving little rrfcirgin for profit, but the or<-  \v;i=i of high gnide. and there is promise  of another l,(X/> t/������n lot l."iru,' disposed  of early in the winter which w.is tin  ndditional incentive. When the, (,ifln  were opened it was found that Mr. K.  .7. Matfiews, representing the Onrnhn  & "Grant Smelting Co., offered Ihe  most, and to hiiri the ore' was i-eleji.scd.  Tbe bidding vvas done on tin;' h.-i'sis of  .market price foi- the. metals 'and a  fixed ' charge for transportation and  smelting..  Stoh* thu IVXniiii:nrnt.  According to the Nntal Times, the  monument pent out hy Queen Victoria  'to Znlulaml as a token of her sympathy  ���������wit i tiie bereaved mother of. the late  Prim e Louis Napoleon has been, stolen.  A rcwiH*' i of ������3u has been oltered. The  "monument took the form of a memorial  crut-s of pi an marble, and was eluded  on the exact .spot upon which the Prince  fell wncn t nrprised and att.ici.cd by a  party of Zulus who had been lying in  nmlmsh. The memorial bOve the following inseripiion : "This cross is erected  hy Qu'.-(.:i Victoria in iilluctiomiic re  meiubrariee nf 2)apolcon Eugene IjOuis  Jean Josej h, Prince Imperial, to mark  the si oi wht-re her whik <-..-.-i.-.tiiiK- in a  reconnai-s.-.nco with the linrish troops^  On the 1st ol June, 1879, was attached  by n party oi Zulus, and fell wi h face  to ti.-.* fue." It was hiiriuuii icd by a  dwarf wall of rough stuiie-i, w...^li al o  enclosed the graves of tho two troopers  who wen: killed at the i-amc lime aa  the Pri ce Shrubs und violets (tho  Napoleonic emblem) were pl<niteil about  the place, winch tlias became a kind of  mini-cure come cry. It is inte.-eaiingto  recall that after the oreutio.i of tho  cross tne Zulu chief Geboodu ami tho  chief ni":*. of bin tribe, to winch the  party who ���������ilt.ickcd the Prince belong-  u.l, asbemMe I afc'tlio place, and. standing wini their right hand uplifted,  solemnly   th-eUrod that  the   mt-mor.al  an l   the    gNiVoa   should   m-vi-r n m-.  era ed. Tno stealing of tee i-nw:; is,  tin ti in"': hll tho mom reiiiitiki>i>lo.  cs]/eriii:iy as the Zulus euteriam a  deeply felt 'siuierstitiou rcyarding tho  spirits of iIkJ de.i-1.  ,   FOR SALE.  I'>AYMOND SIEVING  MAOH1NK. In prowl  \i   working ordor.   Price $20.���������Apply Mail  olilec, Kuvelstoko. ��������� .  REVELSTOKE FIRE BRIGADE.;:  11HE MONTHLY* MEETING will be  .. held jn the Fire Hall on FRIDAY  Next, December 7th, at 8 p.m. Absentees will be linvd 50c'      ' -.,      , <.. - "<? ,i;  SALE OF WORK  CONVERSAZIONE ���������  will he held in the Presbyterian Church  ON  WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEC. 12th.  The principal feature of the evening will  , be a Cake Contest by young ladies.  REFRESHMENTS  will he sold by ladies at moderate rates.  During the evcuing a short programme  will be presented.-  Sale. commences at 7. o'clock.  NO ADMISSION  KF.n.  . ...  V.  ry *)ll/iht !>ln^riil'������i.  "See here,"' ������aid the lawyer' "isn't it a  fact that you were once .icntf need to ft  term in jai'. :<>r Ht-uinx ho.^!'  ���������"!.;,')ie-'-'. n.is," sulletilv"   ������������������M-cnted the j  Witnes"'.   '-'b-it, by (<e������.;l,. br>..o    out tho  Milne i..io..-t 1 w.i. piit iii."    7  DETAILS OF THE WASH-UP AT THE  HORSEFLY.  Reliable information with regard to  the partial clean-np at the Horsefly  mining claim lias now been obtained.  For a run of IS days over $7,000 was  taken out of tbe sluices, which considering the facts that tbe "cuts" are  frozen solid, tho percentage taken from  these gold saving appliances is a very  good one. The "cuts" contain by fai the  larger portion of gold, and it is reckoned that���������i'or the. Hi days run���������about  three times the amount already taken  out remains in the "cuts." The actual  amount, however, will not he known  till spring. ���������  Work 'was completely' stopped on  the claim on November Srrt, and nothing more will be done this year.  The company so far have only used  two monitors, but it is understood  they intend to supply two more in tho  spring.  The results, considering the intei rup-  tion caused by the frost, are very satisfactory, and should encourage companies intending to t>tart in that vicinity.  On the Cariboo mine at the South  Forks everything is now in shape, all  the ditching having been completed 3  weeks ago. and all is ready to start  work in th'e spring.     ���������  m  Tupper Coming' to  British  Columbia.  Sir Oh.-irles If ibbei t Tupper, Minister  of Marine'and Fisheries, will leave  Ottawa to-day (Saturday) for this province direct." On his arrival at Vancouver the (.iovernment steamer Quadra will be in waiting -to 'convey the  Minister down the coast, after which  there will be a trip up the Fraser River  to New Westminster, giving him an  opportunity of inspecting several canneries on the way. He will then proceed to'Victoria/and will probably stay  over a week in Ihe province. The i-iin-  nei-H will thus have an opportunity of  explaining their grievances -direct to  the mini.'-ler.  - Revelstoke Brewery.        . ,-; "  XVo have at least one industry in the  -"  town that has  been  steadily progres-'y(-  sing in spit* of the general dulness of  trade, and that is the Revelstoke Brew- .'_;,  eVy,, which,   under  the ^enterprising^-^  management of.. Mr. O. Hi Allen/Iia's.:  been -growing "slirely,"if1 not7rapidly,-  year after year until it stands to:day -^ "  thelargest of its kind in'the Kootenay _   ',  country.   The  buildings now present   "  the appearance of a small village,.there .  :  having   beeen   recently added to  tlie ,*.  la'gei* beer  brewery a  new -ice house   ,  with a capacity of 150 tons.   .The cellar  is built entirely of stone, as are all the-  foundations   of   the   other* buildings.  The new addition is 22 feet by Si feet.  The lager beer output ,iss rapidly increasing,   and    eastern   and.    ������vestern  brewers pronounce it as good as can be  obtained  anywhere.    It "is neatly, put  up, there'being a bottling'machine on   .  the premises, and with the (.brewery's  own  trade mark,on   the labels.' Mr.    --  Allen-has also   cleared a considerable , ���������'-���������  portion   of land adjoining, and sonie-  very good crops have been gathered '  this season.     A new root house has-,''  just been completed and other, build-'  ings are contemplated next year.   Mr.   . -  'Allen.has the honor of being the first   '  apple   grower   in   the  town,   but the '  Hood last June compelled the remov.il  of some fine trees to safer quarters.   ��������� '-   "Seotty" Sims Drowned: . ���������  Officer Graham received *a dispatch ���������  from the Lardeau telegiaph office on  Wednesday that Alex. Sims, .better  known as "Seotty" Sims,' had' been  drowned, and asked that grappling  hooks be sent down to drag the river  for the body. Mr. Sims went south on  Monday evening's steamer, intending  to go to the, Hot Springs. He got off  at Hall's Landing for a day, and from  there took a small boat for the balance  of the journev. While off the tele- ������*  graph station at the mouth of the  river, about one-four th of a mile from  land, he was seen to fall over-board. A  party put out at once in a'boat to help  him if possible, but after once sinkiug,  he was not seen to rise again. r He was  alone, and the cause of the accident is  unexplained.  Gleaned From Local Exchanges.  A factory for the manufacture of ore    ,  sacks has been started at New Denver  by Mr. Berg, recently of Spokane.  The Slocan Times has been ensmalled  from an eight to a four page paper.   It_  has only been ' reduced  in  size, not in'  quality, and will be enlarged again in.  the spring.   It is among the most interesting of our exchanges. , ,  Ned Thomas secured a judgment at  the Nelson court against the Inland  Construction Co. for $522.(50 and costs,  for hay sold and delivered just before  the. Three ,.Forks fire. After it was  burned, the defendants refused to pay *'  for it.. " ' '"    ;  The Slocan Times is clamoring' for a  resident judge in West Kootenay, and  regular sittings of the County Court ,  in New Denver. j  F. W. Jordan is to take charge of  the post office at Nakusp ;is soon us  tbe qualifying papers are- received  from Ottawa and duly executed.  reMSSSIll TIIE KOOTEXAY MAIL.  PAGE 3..  LOCAL ITEMS.  Have you tried the new lager from  the Kootenay Brewery ?  P. S. Harper, representing the firm  of McArthur & Harper, Kamloops, is  in town for a few days.  There, will be service at the Catholic  church next Sunday morning by  Father Peytavin, at 10:30.  Hon. F. G. Vernon left last Saturday evening by the steamer City of  Kingston for London, England.  Dan Dunn and wife of Nakusp, spent  a few'days in town last week. They  left on Monday's boat for home.  Mr. E. E. Bare-hard of Trout Lake  City, arrived up on Sunday evening,  and  went  to  the coast on   Monday's  No. 1. J" ,   ���������  Katie Putnam's theatrical company  left Winnipeg last- Saturday and will  play in the principal towns on the line  of the C. P. R.  C. B. Iliune ifc Co,, are just opening  out a large line of splendid Christmas  novelties.'' First choice is always the  best.   Call early.  E. J. Matthews of Kaslo, ore- buyer  foi the Omaha Smelting Company, passed through town,on Monday from a  short visit to the coast. " b  ��������� We are informed that Mr. F. fFraser  went to the coast to attend the Grand  'Lodge of the Masonic Order, as a rep-'  resentative of the Revelstoke lodge..  John O'Connor, who has been foreman of George Laforme's pack train  for the past season, left tor the Slocan  district on Monday's boat, where he  expects to go to work for the winter.  Mr. A.  H.   Harrison came in  from  Trout Lake  on   Sunday evening, and  lelt  next   morning   to   take   steamer  , from.New York for his'home iu Eng-'  land, where lie will spend tbe winter.  Mr. E. C. Carpenter, agent for and  oim of the/nvners of the Three Forks  townsite, was a passenger on the Lytton, Sundaj7. , lie went to Vancouver  'but intends to eat his Christmas dinner in England.        . ;   '   '  Frank Lyonnais, who has been filling  the position of d;iy operator while Mr.  Smith was away "on his eastern trip,  now resumes his place at the'night  keys, which must be pleased to again  feel his familiar touch.   ,  C. R. 'Purdy, who*was,-transferred  from Hope to fill the place of Frank  Lyonnais, nightoperatorat Revelstoke,  during the absence of ,Mr. Smith, left  on Wednesday evening for Sicamou's,  to ,take up the night work of~''that  office.     l'      '    ' -���������-,.,    . " ���������..  "  Mr. George C. Marsh, who" has been  station agent at .Three Forks singe the  opening of the road to traffic, expects  to remain in the same position when  the road ,is taken over' by the C. P. 11.  His long experience as an operator  and agent, give him special qualifications for the place. ;-    '  & .     . *  "Wild Bill" is'af Carnes creek;'trapping -and  hunting, -and-'-has, had-fair-  'luck getting a small quantity of furs"of  various   kinds.,   Trapping   will    now  have to wait until the snow which'  is  ��������� deep and soft settles and becomes hard  and crusted with ire.    ,..,--  "Mr. .William J. Lee,'who has  been  yard master, foi; the; C..-P. R^ at Revel-*  stoke for severaPyeari,',;"has-had\b"is'-  , 1 a bm*3 "In creased   by" Ifeihg-'appoiniouV free of debt  condirefccn-bf-_tlie IL &*A-'.i5t~bra{i.oh,of..  thetC.;P.,R. Th<,* regulation conductor's  .'cap js very becou>ing''������o"Mr.'Xee.' "',.,'  Sealed tenders, will  lie-received until  <" December 10,   by the assignee, W. A.  Jowett, for the purchase of the stock  andchook debts-oi James McDonald &  Co.,-furniture  dealers,  Nelson,   B.-0.  Lot one consists of furniture Valued at  S4,02������; lot two, book debts amounting  to about $10,900. '   ' 7    A special meeting of the Brotherhood  of Locomotive Firemen was .held at  Kamloops on Tuesday for the purpose  of discontinuing or rather consolidating the two Organizations of the order  hitherto existing in B.-C, at Don'akl-  and Vancouver, and forming one lodge  withheadquarters at Kamloops.'  George Terryberry returned'on Monday from the placer mine of his cdm-  pany'on Carnes creek. Three men are  working'on* tbe creek bottom, the  wing-dam' being finished. They have  just got fairly started, and will continue the woi'k'steadily all winter, and  they are confident of making a' good  harvest of the precious mineral,     i  Mr. J. B. McArthur, barrister, of  Kaslo, is in town.  Mr. J. O. Piper came up from Nakusp  last week, and will leave on next boat  for Trout lake.  The Toboggan and Snowshoe Clubs  will be revived in a few weeks. "What's  tbe matter with the Quadrille Club?  Messrs. Atkins and Milligan arrived  last evening, aud are supposed to have  in view a mining deal uptheCalumbia.  The monthly meeting of the ' Fire  Brigade will be held next 'Friday, Dec.  7th. at 8 o'clock p. m. in the Fire' Hall.  Alex. Sims, whose death by drowning is leported, is said to have been an  owner of claims in the Richo group in  the Lardeau. ,  A. L. Beaton took his pack train by,  steamer last week down to Deer Park,  aud turned them loose to^ rustle their  living for the winter.    '  The Revelstoke Lumber Co. have  finished cutting lumber and shingles  for tbe season as they are out of logs.  The men will heput to work in the  bush.  1 Mr. David has arrived from Ontario  to, work with Mr. R. S. Wilson. This  makes four adult tailors working in  the shop,'which speaks well for the  work turned out from it.  The C.'P. R. weekly refi igerator service has been taken off and is replaced  by a fortnightly car i'or produce 'and  such like shipments in less than car  lots. This leaves Winnipeg on Thursdays.   -  .Mr. A. Williamson" drove into town  from his-Illecillewaet ranch on Monday with a small load of potatoes. He  drew the potatoes acioss the railway.  bridge,on a hand sleigh and forded the  stream.        '   '' -'  The Methodist Church people are  early in the field in arranging to welr  come .Santa Clans at'Christmas timei  by an ' entertainment and" distribution  of presents to_ their Sunday School  "children, 7  ' 'Brakeman Mclntyre who was on the  work train on the Arrow lake branch  last summer is^sufficiently recovered  from the accident ,to-his knee to take  a passenger run from Donald to Salmon  Arm. He will reside at the latter place.  Dr. E. IL S..McLean has been trying  to break in bis snowball oaynse to drive  in a sleigh. As the nature of^such  animals is, it will go peaceably! for a,  couple of hours and then rise to remark its objections. No'fatalities have  resulted as yet.   ****  ^���������Thursday-being Thanksgiving and a  ' ha'tlonal holiday in the United States,  no quotations for silver were made in  New York, but Wednesday s price was  (llj'cents per ounce. Tbe fall in price.  -is probably'caused by- the- prospeetive-  termiuation of the oriental war.  , c . r  The Presbytery of Kamloops --will  meet in Revelstoke on Wednesday the  12th inst. As this is the first time the  meeting has been held here the ladies  of the Presbyterian church are arranging, for a-social reception to the.visiting  "millinters"on that-evening.  Rev. Thomas Paton, of-Kettle River,  is expected to be present at tbe meeting of tbe Presbytery on the 12th r inst.  Since going into the valley he-has  managed" to get not only aThouse built  ���������for lunif-GIf finite also.* a chut'clt which  'was to Havtvbe'en opened3last Sunday  Is There Hope in This for Silver?  The Rocky Mountain Nines says in a  recent issue, that a syndicate is scheming to obtain conttol of the silver mar-  ketand dictate the price to silver-using  countries. A conference was held in  Denver, Colo., about two weeks ago, at  which were reported to be present  Daniel Guggenheim of New .York,  Messrs. Barton and Nash of Omaha,  Mr. Hanaur of Salt' Lake and Mr. Allen  of the Philadelphia Smelting and Refining company at Pueblo and representatives of the local smelters and the  leading silver producing mines.  Two reports are current as to the details of the proposed plan.. One is that1  a syndicate backed' by John D. Rockefeller and'the Rothschilds .will secure  control of all ������he smelters in the United  States and Mexico and arbitrarily fix  the price of silver regardless of the'  supply and demand. The 'proposition  was made, so'it is stated, that the  smelters should be taken at 'an appraised valuation equivalent to cost.  This was to be paid in cash. Then each  was to have a proportionate block of  stock in the new deal. - The Grant peo-  pie, so it is stated, wanted their plant  paid for at its real value, not its cost.  This hitch has still to be adjuusted.  According  to"the other report"the  proposition is   to have the, silver of iill-  the smelters handled through one man  or one agency. At present the.G.uggen-.  heims have a certain' house, the "Grant"  people   another,   and^-so   on. ;  There  would beasaving  to   the smelters of,  possibly a quarter of a cent an ounce in  having it handled 'by one man instead  of half a dozen or a dozen,'biit the main  object would   be   to   prevent  sudde'n  slumps in the price of silver.      ',  .  1 -  iw   f '     i  Engineer Gamble Has EuiTCharge. 7;  - - .,     . >      < -  Mr. F. Fraser returned on Thursday  from his.trip to the capital. He learned  that Mr. Gamble, C.E., has assumed  full charge of the river-bankeimpro've-  ments, on behalf of the DominionGov--  eminent;' that the plans of the manner  in which the work was to-.be done nad  been made out and were on file in Mr.  Gamble's office; and.'although, he did  not see them, he learned thattinattres-'  ses, stone -and piling were to'be used  in carrying out the work. It is expected that th'e engiueer will soon visit  Revelstoke, but it is not" determine"d  when the work will besin.      - ~  THE PLACE TO BUY  '''.', , '    .  '6  revisions,  E, STOVES  AND  IS AT  DEALERS IN"  A distinguished party came up the  riverr'on the. Lytton on Sunday, and  went west.the."same evening. Among  them were J. A. Mara, M.f*., John S.  Clute, Inspector of Customs, R. Mar-  pole, Superintendent G: P. R.,' H. J.  Cambie, C. P.-R. Engineer, E. Duches-  nay, C: R., Ds MeGillivray, contractor  N. itS. ltv:, II. T. Wilgress, paviuastcr  C. P. R.. and Mr. Wulffsohn, "banker.  ,The contractor of the Nakusp & Slocan Railway, Mi". D. MeGillivray, has  been operating the road since October  20, carrying out several hundred tons  of ore, and taking in large stocks of  merchandise, lumber, machinery,.beef  cattle, etc. The station agent at Three  Forks reports the receipts of his office  at an average . of $300 daily since the  road was opened for business.    -  ^ Mr. J. P. Sutherland is at Three  Forks in charge of the butcher shop of  Burns or Wilson & Perdue.' Since he  Went there October 28, they had received  ' 63 head of cattle in 22 days, which have  all been slaughtered and mostly cut up  and delivered tint., It can well be believed that "Johnny" was kept very  busy, but his experience in the business  had made him: an expert, aud he was  equal to the task.  Mr. J. L. Smith, whose service at the  telegraph keys as day operator at Revelstoke, has extended over so long a  period that it is enumerated' by years,  took a well-deserved vacation by visiting his old home in London, Ontario,  from which be returned last.week accompanied by Mrs. Smith. He reports  a pleasant visit among his friends, and  what made it more agreeable was the  delightful weather prevailing in that  part of Ontario. He is pleased however  to resume the duties which he has performed so long, and his many friends  here were glad to give hiin welcome.  The" C. P. R.has ready for use here  as soon required to keep its track over  the . Selkirks clear of snow, a rotary  plow, a wing plow a.'nd a danger.  There, will lie an'engine crew for the  rotary that will'have no'other duty to  perforin, and there will also be a train  crew especially for the snow service.  There is about one foot of snow at  Kevelsloke, although it is several fecit  deep iu the mountains. So far there  has heen no serious detention from  this cause, and the precautions taken  by the company will keep tin: (rack  open I'or the tegular passage of trains.  oi pthe/flr^t^tfjZricp'^of- the ?s;easoti-'- was  -.held iVi'-BVmi'W's-'IBiH- oil --Ffiday^eve-  n ing, .-tfid-hatPquitc* .a largo attendance.  About midnight a lunch-was served,  nnd then dancing was- resumed. Miss  K. McLean and Miss Swan ton'deserve  ,great"credit for the successful way in  which it was managed.  Charles ,Li:idburg, who has been'  ruuning the Greely Creek Shingle Mill'  in com pany .with Mr. Johnson, shipped  two of r his best draft teams to Three  Forks last week, going through with  them himself. They are to be employed  by the Slocan Star mine in hauling ore  from the.mine, six miles, to the Three  Forks station.  . The Wellington Entcrpriseis the,latest addition to British Columbia journalism. It seems to be a continuation  of the lately deceased Steveston Enterprise, having also a resemblance to another defunct journal, the Wellington  Neios. We wish theproprietors.'Messrs.'  Blake & Ramsey, all success in their  new Enterprise. ,  Mr. Edward Mohun, C.E., who went  over the Nakusp <& Slocan railway a  short time ago In behalf of the Provincial Government, went" down on tbe  Lytton Thursday evening again, it is  presumed to give the road a final and  conclusive examination previous to itst  acceptance from the 'contractor and  transfer to the,C. P. R.  John L. Neilson started on Tuesday  morning on his first trip to Big Bend  with tlie mail. About 50 persons are  to be accommodated by this service,  who make a small payment for it, but  the Post-office Department has agreed  to contribute $20 a' month for five  months only. It is an' arduous and  dangerous trip to be taken alone in the  depths, of winter", and Mr. Neilson  ���������should be adequately paid for it.  T. W. Bain and M. McRae left here  by boat yesterday for Downie creek,  Big Bend.' They took about 500 pounds  of supplies. Tbe journey up river is a  long laborious one at this season, when  tbe slush ice is running in the current  and covering the still water. They  have been waiting for some days to  start, and if the present fine weather  holds out they will be able to make  Downie creek in a couple of days. Mr.  Bain will build a house this season, so  as to be ready to receive his family  next spring.  Heavy Freight Movement.  NOTICE.  "VJ-OTICE IS .HEREBY:GIVEN that-  JL\ .-application .will -be, made to*>the.  Legislative Assembly of BritishACi)luin: ],-  bia, at its next Session," foi 'ail Act 'to'.''  incorporate a company for .tlie purpose5 *  of constructing, equipping; "main'tam"n-'  ing and operating a line" of "railway-*  from   some pdilit^on'the-Noi-th-Easta '  Arm of the'UpperTArrow.Eiake-txf Hoiilet*  poin.tbn.Tront Lakei ini.tlu^ District of,-L  "West .Jvoc.ttinaiy, .with;q5owH*-..t03������oi)-};  struct,.;equip, .maintain^, asjd .operate;  branch .lines;   to   build- .and7operatic  steam'or other vessels'" to. run  ori" tlie.  Arrow Lakes and Columbia River" and  on Trout Lake ; and" also  to construct  and  operate  telegraph and  telephone  lines in connection   with the said railway and steam or other vessels, and to  build wharves and docks, together with  the.   usual   powers   to   acquire   lands,  privileges,   bonuses or aids from, the  Dominion or  Provincial Governments,'  and to make traffic and other arrangements   with   railway, steamboat   aud  other companies,   .and   for, all   other  usual and necessary powers, rights and  privileges. ,   .     -,.  Dated at Vancouver this 30th day of  .October, 1894.  DAVIS, MARSHALL,      "    -"  , M ACNE ILL & ABBOTT,,  Solicitors for Applicants.  ,  i;'  <ELiOXS  Just received, one ctarload  IIBIKIIEZEl . &c.  EI-iXiB  POST-OFFICE STORE.  ; from Montreal.  LINE.  OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.   o   ROYAL MAIL LINES.  , i  o   CHKAPKST route, to tiie OLD COUNTRY.  Proposed Sailing:  ALLAN  Numidian" Nov.   3  '   PAKisr\.v Nov. 10  Mongolian Nov. 17  .   .    DOMINION LINE.  Toiionto '..:.. .Oct.  Vancouver Nov.  ,' Oio:gon Nov  BEAVER LINE.  Lake Hukon .'. Oct.  Laki: O.ntauio ' .Oet.  Lake Nepigon Nov  Cabin 5M3, $50, $G0, ������70, $S0 anil upwards*.  Intermediate S30; Steerage 520. v  Passengers lioketed throiiKh to all parts of  Great Britain and Ireland, and at specially low  rates to all parts of the European continent.  Apply to nearest steamship or railway ajjent, to  I. T. BREWSTER. Agent, Revelstoke,  or to Robekt. Kehk, Gen. Passenger Agent  Winnipeg. v  Gents' FuMishings,  Stationery,  Patent Medicines  And TOILET ARTICLES of every description.    '    '.  27 -  3  10  24     ���������  .31  Mr. Brewster, station agent, reports a  constant and undiminished movement  of freight into Southern Kootenay.  After the Lytton, which left Thursday  evening, was provided'with a full eargo,  seven c;ir loads arrived from the east  and the Kootenai was ordered up from  Nakusp to promptly move stuff down  the river. There are iu the lot two  ears of machinery for the concentrator  which is under construction near Three  Forks by the Slocan Milling Co.; one  car of mining machinery for the Pilot  ���������Bay smelter; three cars of rails for tbe  iNhiKiisp & Slocan railway; and one car-  of tliercbandise for New Denver.  and. SHOES.  If you-want to reach tlie People in the North Riding of West Kootenay  YOU SHOULD  WEST KOOTENAY DISTRICT.  REVELSTOKE DIVISION.  On an Official Trip.  | M. Sweetman, ehii'f po.*-tofliee inspec-  I tor, left Toronto las.t Tuesday on an  j oflicial trip to British Columbia.  "Vf OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,.that  --L\ a Court of Revision and Appeal,  under the .Assessme,.;l_-Aet,-_".vi!l lie  held in the Court Honse'-Rpvelstoke,  on "Wednesday, the 5th day of December, A.D. 1S94, at ten o'clock a.m., liy  N. Fitzstubbs, Judge of the Court of  Revision and Appeal.  J. I). GRAHAM,  Assessor.  Rovelsroke, B.C., Nov. 2nd, 1894.  OOOOOOOOOO O-O o o o  IF   YOU   WANT  All   placer   claims - in', this . District  legally held may be laid over from the  loth October. 1������H, to the 1st, June, 181)5.  ���������     N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gobi Ct'inmissioiicr.  Dated at Nelson, B.C.,  4th October, 185)4.  Y'oii'.can g*et it done at the " Mail" Office  E AND AS LOW IN PRICE AS IN ANY OFFiC  IN THE PROVINCE.  ooooooooooortooooooooooooooooooooooooo  REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C. VAGV, I.
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mink -\ urn.-\reatly lnteics,, .< m 'uis
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well kn iwi iirii-t of tli'* uiioi!*- th ir
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com  i"   <.i-...->t lie m.i le pa. Tie""
'let. . it 1st i- now twi'i v ".��� ht y"*rs
n11 lie -,v.s born in ti,i-. < My ; lie is
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jvnis. Jie leg oi bj ihii'ki <\z \-i 'rami
fill. ���-.��� 11 i hi- palate iu i.i ii". i-l'iii was
i mil ^:-ir t-il to it Oae nuniug, inst
:..*iii iiin'.iiiiiir ironi a <b i ii'ui "h.t
lasted ^.\,i' * : onys. no \ni�� -i,.,eu will
a p-iin in Ins M'ie lie was mlcr, but
t ritthti nil \ i.orvou".    lie too it to I.is bed
' and s, ,.t lor his physician '1 be doctor
lojil him lie bad  pneumonia,   kept bin
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nglv w oman.
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re(je->s.iry tu say, is now a veiy moderate di inker, and' who was entne'.y
(���olier when bo related those facts yes-
t .day.
��� Ur. the evening of the third day I
bad been in bed 1 1 cg.iu io f (.0 rbinps
1 was not in dehmuii. for I leco^in/.ed
my nui^o. ami said to  her. "lluij tuiiO
' ] shut my c> es 1 see Llie most, bi.iutilul
things,     i'.i lull yuu <ibonl ti.e'ii '  i
'\ uloai-a my eyes and theie app.'.'ired
liefoie me a number of most heauiiiul
Amazons.' Their gorgeous en (tunics
l i.ido up a charming t-chei'ie of colois'
'1 fiev marched down a liriihaiuly illtini-i
i atod flight ot palace st.uv�� and dissp-
1 .-iired. 'iben it seemed Io uie that I
was in an uudergiounn pa < v.-e of ��oino
kind. ]ieto:e me passtd if picsontatives'
or every giade of society, lioin thehigh-
i nt to tin* lowest. Tlie mc.ibei s of o.-ic!i
} uiip \soie tne .clothes iippiu:ui..te to
t .eir station, and as' they j ..-.sed me
1 t iey Bai.gHomrd typical of I heir .standing
in HooeiV. P. it ot a sudden liiey were
'  s\i' ;.t out ot uiy disouion .1 View.
������Tliv-n 1 t..ought I was in an elevator.
Up', up. up 1 went. The elevator man'1
vore u green uniform ami mane iace" at
me Al last 1 ahg.uM in a \a.st cncu
1-rhnll. In the cenrie ot it was a pit
'p^tv feet in diameter. In the middle ot
Sue pit wa' a big shaft of ir*ee,.i.sli -'.���- 1,
: .mm l w icli an ennloss hj.ai.il :iK\ -}s
ri vol veil downward,. On tne spiial
it.mwinds of 'luen, jjr.isping it, wero
��� iiniiing ti.e cat' Ono of Mann yelled
at mo. "jnik-p on and jum us ' I miulo
u spiuvg, (.Aimg nothing for "the depth
t iat yawned under me, and caught the
tqui.il '1 lu"'i���Ii too, began to 'sun the
fc.ii,' ilesceii-iiii^' lower, lower, lower
"At last I leached tne Lotio n or tho
pit. 'Isit io was a giotco, ia \\luch was
.. .-ate:, m mat fro/.e as it tell Aiound
tno watuii.ill liiituirejs ot !oun-i�� were
M.miiiiiK. Ail of the.u woie li.i*"i diia'
U'is A hiidgu crossed the wclerlall
li was ( nse 1 m ice, toi the bpiay iro/.e
o.i e\t Milu.ig it touci.(.���'.. All at once
I heard the sound of wheels, and a
1 .tie wai^on came latt'rig anoss rhe
l>i.dge. I'onr little old men we:e m it.
:"\ obi boys, their wliiai.oi.s biusbel
w  11 out
*��� lloilo ' ono of them yellel, 'aren't
jou go.m; tu ;niii ns in the trauie?'     ��
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" *^ I y. ov> r theie m   the fe pnlrc".
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l  e w.t-^on ��� untiled oil .main
��� 1 iiusse-l the bii'U'O oi tho rai,r. of
'���'Mil stsav. "When 1 leic-ied loo othi r
s..ie ,\n attdi'l.uit stopped uie
"" "You must go ii���'lit back to your
71. den.d in tho ice palace,' he said,
b.1 inly.
' Being enveloped in ice,   it was plain
th..t tie mistook me for one of the a
1 1 rs in the palace     i w.is anont to ex
] 1.1111 wiii'ii  ])alaue,   1 ridge,   even thing
velted into one vast fUx-J that sv. ept nif
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hnm >. Before me s.-.t, cu s-leira-ed. a
l . uie-Hious s-iei!t, with one ewj 1.1 the
Middle oi Lis toreho id !-.ii hi-1 :ly tbo'i
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jiiiont a .0 1 l.i-di .11. 1 1 at 11 ( >ii> 1 a
s vord. Ihey tought 1 vittii.. d" *��� a 1 ai a
ot ie: fr <n the he<>. 1 to ; .e . idi e /s
1 .cv fou.-ur, fio lijir sii. i'--1. ������'{ -. u-'i hi-
p 1 ' e.- liinii'. er.ib ��.- c ('rto n.!..'- '������) 1
g dhnipP'-is and. piiung 'hiin o'l,
j.lac-1 thenl on the li< or. Ti.eie tluy
1 ..��.it. to<>, cither killiiiL'each other or
i'.-. mg under tne heels of the pigmy coin-
b it 11 s.
"1   opened  un" eyes.    Mv  physician,
who had  boc-n   sent   for. stood   by   my
lied.     I knew bun ami s tlut- ���!  liim.
'     "' "Dootnr.' said 1. 'mis nl i< " 1- toll of
in-ec ��1.    Tbey'10 trailing ..11 owr n.e '
"-I pulled up the ( oriii-i ot    the  dn-sj
ing trown I wore and pull- 1 iiuin under
n uino'i"  snakes I   ��'iw  theie     I nave
1,1:1,1 .-tiii.t nt of u.. uial I i-torv
'���Tb:-.' I '-aid, lilting op ' "K mi.'1;',
'1- a native of the Kast J ��� ' *- !i( h o .
o. tlie honied vipers'. liis t>it--11 d< adi
'. "i-.' ta'nn;.' np nnottier, ".- .. boa ' o i
rtrulor. ^ "'i si e, I 0 l-1 not in f^ \" I'e
( nh wci'.'hs fmty poiiiidh, but he cold 1
1     dv ( idsli .111 .iiitclope '
���The din tor epok'- loothint'ly to rue.
] lay down, I lookel nt in', muse and
jeeoijm/ed In r. bnt as I looki'd at her
her face changed to the snn-ler face of
n 1.1:111. who scowled at me ;�� if ho
^ mild uHirder mo I must have b< -11
coming to my hour's As I look d
;.round 71.y room I saw the ri.,iii<- . j'
, i awing ta'iie. the pn turf',, the buna 11,
but if I fixed my eyes on th"ui hoi n lo
t- -apes, feaiful nppiiiitionri "volvid
l.ieuifcf Ives from them and gri'iu'-d ,'t
ue. I MI iwleep nt histl \Vben I
nwo'te in) bead was clear, the vis ens
1.0 lontrer appeared
* I l-aui 1 ot seen them since. T don't
want to face them again.    I3u u-r : b'"
lio-nh* r<-r-l i*o-i .*uiCiifr. of T'i-t.i-1.  ;n Ti-ni-p
(1* I .' IM] il   1  z.* il* -11* .0.
Tn the < ol"- ( n'-e '"ind ri'.i.vi .-���T-ei-"'1
fi'it 11 jdtm i iiuol.'ii' i'lv .1= tiie   '->  1:1
the bl..3.i   ot   .1   sit<      ;j ;   ot  bioiin'j      ]
nodi. ���..���.y-. tie' l'ojml r m i -. cil'.Io'oi '-',
, i'.��-  1
of    the    i;;ih\ 1 ii'.il    1J1.
w Inch compose it and which < mi'-ai m
iui -i i-i'i lb t meat fo'ly c.died opmio-i.
aii'I (.apablc .if tii.9cc111r.11.css aad
oi.le: ji. the aii.'ii^eincilt 01 til IS* idt ,1s
M.   Jitflboi'I tells of a pool   lb 1111 >!),   J il-t
arrived  at   LiU'i'.    ��vno   followed    l.se
crowd to the scene -or   a d.vniiuito   ex
ph.'-ioii.    houiu our, neeinif  b.'si  run  a
little fa-^fir tivu t'-u* 1 th":s pot'it' d 1dm
out as the guilty p<i&��i. ,iml ihe whole
mob was  liady   to   cu'< l.mi to pieces
Yet th.il 11 ob was compose 1 ol tee I e-t
society of ihepliiio. attendiiig a co K'i 11.
ami g-'iitlen.en criail   bo   he.n-I 1 J wi;
for .�� revo'x  rwith winch to k.II   i(<k
It���sly an nnli.'iipy i'i in  nf who e 11,.no 1-
alitv, ins ne and nine; they   kiif v i.oi't
m^r     Av ;it^', the c. < lei a   \".a'    lacoi : m
Pans 111 ibJMhe icjioit s;jc-"id   lli'.iv-ii
the iitv i..pi II". th it the di .   i.i   \>"   iti-e
W'Hitdl poi i"'('ii, wlio, tli" jii 01   '* ".ere
biou,rh. to bc-iieve, \v< re I.in.per   gwrh
food, Wellr, ,l'ld  Allies.     llil ie     -J      ill II
ui.le.s a-is< milled ia the pah..; p! i'">.
and ev'.ry man who w.i-i "-e ii ( *.i r 11.^
a hot lie or 11 *\ i.,1 ot a smail *��� e-1 . ���;��������� v a-
in imiiiiiicnt danger of hi-, lilo r' oi.u ;e
pob-es-i'm of a flask wan smbi lent e\ 1-
deuce to coiim'ci in the eyes ot luo den
nous lMilntuile, and many tell vi'-H-.i-.
to its mice. '1 wo persons, fi. 1 \s > e t ie
ihoiisauds of madmen, act iiMn.. t he.a ol
having ijiven ,1 poi-oned tajt to obii.li,"i,
tooi: iidn^e m a Kiiaidli(itc>c . t! ������ "j o t
, was siirMHiili.ed Id aii "ilisl 11 r. ar d ���   ii^i
mg could h.ive p'"veiirc-d th i.ini.l'ror
the hcco ���('i iiica if't ao o'"1-!! c-s b ,ii t >'
Tn.TiiFeTve-'i'T"'ie-'ti-ippv ihinight ol ��'< >-'
'cie of tlie 1 nt-- in nul view ot the nio'>
The mob burst into langhter, and tne
menworei-nved. '
Or.fc -: ������!<  1   i1    r.m-    !������    l'��'    !-|".]tpp"*(h
(Vnii.i-. .u.i u.-ri- '"-ii ������:�� i:-fi.4 "-o-
7   f   * '   il M.dl U./c-tl ".     l   ' ������ 'i*-
X7   >>pi   ii >i  a-i.n'i'Ie  on r--'"i-toi-'-al
nr ;.;i   01   iiie  "hung  j'k...--.   which
aro ']"*'    l" t''"iage     It wi'l likely that
th.. v o 10 po"-1 i'i th  ��� 1   .���'-��� ri i"i
1 o ... ��� f'l'jin np, oi
man".' of
I si .iix aa I lu-ul in 01 0
This is the 111110 to begin wirli an hi
culuior. V,"Inch is the beft'r, tlio 11111
or the meul..for, for hatch 111 e.' Snr h .-
theu-jiiai i'lijuuy It ma-- le-t 1 m m
icply mat tia y do notcou'ii r lo . n" 1 j-
spei t, and .-i'e in no uiaiin. : 11 -i < *c '
The mcnhiiior can \xi inadt- touo �����< . < < e
nt any time, ��� while   tlie   he.i   w.U   not
.hatch a   biood  until she   is m> m. i:'-e I.
Then,   again,, hens   do.not   nil b< i ou.e
bloody at once; hence the   c I.s. Is  r*e ot
all a,;es and si/.(s until   tbej'ic.i *h   t   e
mariiet. and as the hens  mav not 1 ...--n
to men i"iO befoie sprint', nm hn   *- 1 ay
be hull he"�� Un ihe early   u ai   i-i  at a I
"\\ ith the liicub.itor tho case is uidoi     ";
It can no operated when  no oth'. -m   '.
is pressinsj. .-u-.i]   the   chuk,   u 1   iuin;
higher pricv, because tliey en l.e h.iii n
ed to i'..iv'i   the   market   wiun  the  i'<>
imuid is gi 'it'st     Pioeur1    la.J   smalt
Mzeiiicnlutor. oineuiiien'c an.i learn no
foi,o bcrCin.iiiig for  the   hc .son     Uc^ri-i
lids snotii'i r.ivesc   but   lute   rl',1lii't1
year'    Cine  nmst learn   to r.i.in v:p t"e'
3 chicks after llie'y :>rn hatch" 7 and tlle-e
is much to learn tbat cm only bo giim
ed by pi..c*tneand expeiience.
A shuplc Ojiio-iil   v i-i.
The intro hi ction of the Minpl" photo
meter, broil1;! t   fm v:\rd   I v   .1 Rnssiaii
inneiitor ii\ etnlj. is 1 laimed ior.cu.iiii
iiii|ioi i.o.l di - nh latum ,!- a   u e.ms   f 11 ���
te-iiu'_r th--nowei of the eye     It   i-*   de
st lined as coi si-dni','  of    1   pao !>h <t "f
twentx fniit pages, 'he hi-t |>. ^"'  beip^
' of .1 c.ear gi  y tait, the ne.\i oi  1 doin 1;
1   mteiis'tv,    aiid   so   cm   to   "be tv ei ly
fourth, the tj; t of '.��in eh !" in .i'l> 'd.u ':.
1    blin'i .'%>���-���'\   lolir   till ��� s    1! on'    jlti.-f
tb it   tl a: "t p "_"*���   ei ���     O'l   e 1 11   \ (_������
.11" punted t' li v pi :asc-   ni l o" k   1.
1 ters,of .!*���   1 1. iiv   rt:'"'e:i *.t   s- '������-     '\.ii'
1  siii-ii an i.f !'..:''h '1 ^     it   .-.   -        '!. 1' ���
d- ��-, o. . : 1 1-1 cr fa 1! f w -    *     .*.;������
, Wiirds- ,"e ' Vi "il '"���   <i   "i. ',>       -   '*   ��� u
he'd .it . .   - l 1 "i ibsi i-.. - t       .t'-'     s
will 1.1 i'i' n ���   ti* ;>* -fi-   :'*"  1 >' -"  ���<-
pnA-irvi !.,""'i.vw.i iL'ta   f.f   .'o ���
tr, oiiii.'  >'. '"-- a 1 "id. the ,i)/uruf t.i.
1 j es tn--- ui'-v I '"s
' 1 .-l-.f   n- A ( i    s<- "f I    - ���
An oil "*��� . 1 'i.cih.   1  v*'[-  '  "v   r-'--^
the *-T   li I'I -:** t i.'l* a l^r -it   ' i   il   ���"'*  I" '-t
ti.���i" . 1- ������ "1   .."--cci- ��� ' i.- -       -     "
I      . -    r '-
hei *-m;i 1  1. ; -r      111:07 t .       -is...
ch u.-.' - n. "i       ��� ��-- "' '!     ','        '   '
and 'w'i-' ' i  <t o---. ;i**-     '   ���;.'>'- 11
c.i;i�����f : i'i"   -e it c   ��������� n-i.-    --'  ,*     /.
to prt ' "���  '   i 1 n il* -   ' jir       ; ' '  1        '���
TO *H- iilI ,' ^-u b".   t' "lirev u .'.���' -. .il   i   '
It im. i'.i', il'/ir-tni.'.  f..'7   t    it   f -'
HVPiua'" i-'r.-". u   l..��,i    r",--.. nt  .   to
>  the si ( "-'v > j  -ind 1r    "11 - 'f 1  i' >i* n
a   s* ']���    'ti '.''   /.ii '   * w   i     ���"   '���        ���>
tie I'll,    - -   a�� o- 1 v ad   ���' ' "     V     '   J-
frrw\- t -.'.' -.   - ti' 1 .*  [ .1- '
wi r-1    ���' *-   ''   - -i   th,   ('    v   '"       *       '���
in u,i -  ���   1 ''1 -.  -i !,i   r ���!��� . i"      1     -      " '
Oi ein- '  oi, inir?'"    it   ������   .  <
ciihi".ate n-,.ni;i**.!*t-.   ,.'.d  >'ie      i  ���   -
tO   leal II   D'.t   tl,   f'   '.!���   I Tel    i"      "i"-       I    ���
One-elt 'vii", ,.n ar-i ��� sjil|. ������      '"      ' 1
me'ita!   ,r-i 1 r-s). ,'.  '.  '.,;'."  /f an, ��� 1
I'.it li 1*.  1 n  ( 1.111 \.
What w��' Vi mi   ti'" )���   '-1' a   ' rt m t1*'"
co'int: ���- "��� ll '  ���' I'i" -��� ���  b >i'\
Hei ear    I <i IS ai'c 't id'P        .^eir'x    l"'
Ci.11,1".   ii.i' v    are bombs      All   'roi  '.
i,;i    1 ,-ini   ei    wid   ' luil'   "    \>o, i."i  ,. <���������
,\,    i .- 1   1 ,u   '-it'"-        II  is  ,1  fi' ak    1   r
w 1        : (    '  '    c 1 >    1.     '-1   '
'I \    ,1   1 ��� 1 -<      |.l*l   s     1   ,    1 c   7 <-,.,
r, ���  1 ��� ' r 1      oi    v nit ��� -.i' ���    i
V .1 S i'i.'    . 01      "' i1.    .";. 1   '        *    ' "'   i
III,',       '!    .    -  it"    -1'rt V lli'li   '  ..'   i*   n
all- .'   11.     1    "'���!   r
lu ���< 1 th < 'm'ii b 11 i' s ire ri't'ii1''-"
viib blue or screen ( yt-s and I'.got 1 i.
I/ITITI'; fh" '��� ''ir).-'     of    h'T   /���'��'���
1   Chui("-e 1   01 ll"i  is > m; i'" 1." 11   '   .     ���      ���
hold if .lllll'l   (    .ll |.T, (.It li
too I'llli-'i ..11 1   ills! Ill Di  111.'    . a   i" .    V.   '
to hi 1  ti''   il   if his  vtii't   can    X"t .,1 ;
hands on :t
1 ��i 1 iiu   V. lo��l   "> 1 11   v,  ml
1      The*",   ii who b"!_'ini T"b, 1       '  '"'''"
I    inf'Mtl'i I  '>'     .'I ttl.llf      th't'iT
I   (ini -io,    ��� w m   in t   v      l  , ' '    1
1   hi- v a   '    t -     '10-0  1     tl   1      11
b(    '   IM.    '    s  '   "  I   .   Ii'oV ���'���  CI.!
f     ll   II      -I     Iill1,      ll"(>       .   VI     V      ���'   ',     ' '
d" I     , lo 1..." 01 w 1.at poii, 1 in   v.   ...   1.
!  ica a.
the jii' 00,- ". 'i-'go t^-""ib";n li ive any
iiiei. 1 ow ��� \tr 'ineij n'usr. '.jj.- aial nor
a' \\:>.--. t1:-'!- b'^inni'ig Tney w, re n
ti-.i.tciTh (-""itury scheme of decoration, a I3, ii - slice: idoi-imeuf iu the
p.itria .tr-, ih'.t juar'ied the pto^refca of
tl.e > 1 i'"'-. i:id ns'i illy ret.: >~ented Bib
lica Mo.ie-, o'--cent's from the lives of
the s.i .ts Tl.e G..sette's writer de
hcui e. t'u-ir oui'in  to the  invention of
'th" ihi'-i of lien foi 1 dnryitr his regency
o" t-'r.u.r.'. but thoy continued in use
loiijji.i.t'. b-.dvy On a plillorm 100
feet loi..,'. pi 'ced  111  the street opposite
,t lie royal',1! ���.(.". tho duke leoreseuted
Txith hvii,^- limr.res the 7 fission as it is
rhowi 07 tho .stone pouitouia of the
choir of I'-oti.-1 Dono '    ' 1
In the in r.' of the later kin;:-, wo ar".
rf)U. ihe luiinr pii tares wiiethe most
po-'id.-ii form of st 1 eet adoiiii"t'iir, awl.
ii bee mi" cistoinaiy to bnibl booth?
ior t'. ii- lepreoiiiitition all along the
routi s ot <he p:ooes-?'io"is. Those
p-.i-t'-.ies. ' 1 siy- the ��i ter, would
fo: in eithor a series of scenes telling ono
���story, or ihe subjects composed would
Ti'.iCc deiached aiid independent allogenic Sometimes���aa 111 the crucifixion, wlioie a given attitude would he loo
diflicult of performance--wax figures
weie addid to theh-.im.'groups "Eveiy
ipiaiiei of the town and each coi por 1-
non wa. mriusledi -Mth the invji:tion��
and tlio trotting np of some picture,"
���md from the ensuing rivalry most ex
L(-!l( ;,t rc^rJts wore obtamel To the
Fights, i 1 "ho "ftcct was as if ho were
P'l-smg'' .iio'i'-h a ir.illory of p ii.dings.
Fioiss""- 0 ��� Tista u-c, tells of a street
reini"-'" d -.'ion with .1 blue backgiound
rousteil ittjd w 1I11 -col Ion stars, .did with
tne,Vn ;in and tho jjivi.u child in the
cen;-o '..iri-o.-i'ided oy a choi." of angels.
IJvwi tne 'i j .iiity w is -o.netrues shown,
and ,.t tlie e.itrv of diaries Vl i. m 1 i'-U,
we .'re told tli.it the pietmcs included
reprcscn ataiin of the descent of tho
Holy i-ipiiit up in thu apostles, and, on a
twoHtoiy pi uler n. of the .uigols'an-
noti"'"u i-" i it thu nauivity to tne shep-
hei'ls o: '<i :. lehoui.. Opp 'site this was
iopies.*'n.'I the List jultrno'it, ,with
lie .vi-n a-. 1 hell, and St. jJliohaul in tho
coulie \ 1:   nng souls.
lr it iiiiiim Uiili-d stipi. ni \.
Tho di earn of the traveler from Al-
Irnri.i as to liiein.i.ing of the street
toiiipf'rat'.irocndiii.ihlewo ild boa dream
no endo 1. Id summer the street clean-
hilt ioiio w". nid bo double 1���tiebloil, if
ii'<es,a.y ��� and fii'nueut spioildings
woul ! cool the bu.mnir co'mle nluies
and cause .. so'newh it less fnin ice bka
hi*-..to 10 11 frcm^ tneiii At tMiry
coriior "gi.ii t electiic tans should otir
aim watt lmwerfnl bree/.os to mitigate
tne eltei I o! t lie'sun's r.iys 'j he eiev. mc
{,i\i as il plays m stoies an I r --I 1111 .u.s
may not be .unite an ide il cooiii.^.ip
fi.iratn-s, but it is l.iiuioasur ibly better
ti.au not'ii'iv;, even with it-whir and
busy le 1 ia* streets the 1101 ��e would
j).'.s> uunuticod and only th �� i-";'ios n 1^
effoct ol the" current of air wo.nd ne felt.
It she 1 til" 1 s.iure'ue -.lr) pron inly would
know enotij-b or would learn ciongh of
silence .i1id mecli.uiics to utilize the
electiic b^-iit1 power aud make it do .1
double dntv by wavinc the fans Of
''"our.-e such a plan would tend in no
wiv to in'-reise the mateii u prosperity
m' the citv It wo'ilj --imply m.iite it
ni' ""e ct mf."': table to h ,'c 111. but she 11
nnonirh of 1 visionary tfttinnk mat .inn
���p,-.*" a wo-.t'.y one. ud if sho ruled
sapr'-:ni ��ln��onlil coitaiuiy dev.ifo heic-
eii'-r_;i"s  in, r.:-< overi'i ; 'O.no lueaus of
efetS 1 o del
si'i^ilh..   Vli.tllt   Ills    l^��.
U'hrn a   i*.i,stimru,-h"d.   man   liko M
Gre.-v n fie-'a to till his age ?arclv or
riii.frv   wo  :en   3n.1v   ne e-cdusfd for so
'<���:- iv 1 *'���' mine   w akness.    liy   this
5'3o-,��l-i   -   tb"   pri-ih it    mislu'l   hn
(o"i"t-". ii''1   mto   b'lii'Viiij him   t" b-i
f*.T i.i-it- \oi,ink.-er tin ' he .vis    accord
!r>-r i" ei'    i/��i cdoto   as   follows     "il
(i   ���>��� .- .\ *.   1' i- h'i M-r." rdiit ci-it to tell
i,.- a_"*   i"'1   ',������ "ly a i-inlt si tr it ,-< Jnct-
r.-,.--      .Vi   t. duiri'T p i*-ty gi v.'ii ny uim
i)' hi- (-.- ��� is in 1^7.'.   till tiiiiir.i   p "-1
('     j.,/t'i    --.��� luVilic sj,i 1 wilh   a   sni'.'e
tJ "*, ."Mri"-  ri-tei'inrtil'    they    Jl ""
V.   "wi'iij    .   r ifpo-*  "iv r >.u a c"    -\nd
1,   f "t   -, M  lb'- d 1. who wa- -o'iio
' 1. '-r of t.i"   tio   I   i" i.i.iiK .
", i ot."in    d""i. l"11   piiilt'-u
1,,-   ,-, 1  ij- fi 1 ..    '"'.' 1 (!" ion
��� ,    M   <"ir- ,_. p-'   i-i' "itiy re
I! ��� Iv tll'-'ll       ' 1 '���      I)"'"')) .-'"' of
V I'idrev < i-rc inn ul 1 1 I's.'l.'
1 you must 'lotle l�� st you
Iimi  a i'i ���
f     ,      v   1
1  r   < ! 'u'
ol   Vaj' r
fnsM to
,".i il.l  -o-i
lie s,.i !,    .���:.
can      Y'i'i d  t"t   no  inf'),';i a'loii  from
11.    '     Ajai'"i    'i'i.   ne   all    ill   "rfvy's
o. >ir ipi ��� r- i.'U-  th'  !��� ir 1-1 I is tli it of
b,   i..-'i,  un-le in  ;��� d-tj   Ii" was born
in 1-.1T
< 1.1.    1 1 i.'U >t(   1 i'' 1   .1  1 >ni;
I'rot ibi.-1 in-uld"-t  doc:  :n   I'hil.idfl-
rii' l .*��� J' e- - l S'-ttt r b�� i Hi^'lIlJ- \fi S
Hurra������ .Md' 1 ell. .'.'������ m - 1 eiitc-ii yt'.irs
oil.  .i.d   ti. ' i-'h to: nl.   bii.i'i  ( ..1  mid
|j{-  .<   , il  ���       ,        . ' * I       W.OlTs to
1 ���    ,        ,���     1 >p       ;, 11     'o 1 -     h ir
' , '<        j. t3* 'I In    -v'-UoS,
V . -        ' '   1 i I    :-     'j'     I. ''.      .
' , * I l-"l , '1 -., ' I-.' ��,- lil.ll
i'.i"',.- 1 . 1-1 ig "1 il/i' > '<������',<'/ and
���iii'it" ' > ,1'M to lj< I il < ui *>������!
vne 1 : - 1 a-''*r is ii' .' an ! ��� .'1 -i Hi a
crowd v..) i,t -ip V, 'on; 1.1, 1 -, .���''<��� mm
,',::*. and ^ aryss rum i'mU'leipniA
V. Ill ^111^   )5ft II......
A r"il kept baoy "vili ,���','../ whf.'i h��
���ji ri f n)- iu 'Io"Ju t fid any Ipi
��o'is l,<t mm rWic '-"c" that h:^ f.ilM
nre bri-ikf'i ,mi\ bis !i'irtJ ..1 ����� I bttt'ir,
bu* d'.' t "ii-ii in /itoii".iio'i'i'i Vci,
nig a "Iiiid t-i stand ftJi.ne i�� .t, ��� trcdli (it
w i>" t^-1 ripi )'��� nim for l/<- Hh-rith'-
vo'iiii" bo 1 f * ing-1 iiri- rilroii!.' he l.nov.s
Jt    llio   111   s Oi?       /ll    sOO'l    llrf    tli')    b.l'A  M
legs an mil' ; ("toi.gh to snppot t him
h" too w II ii-ind up and walk off,
fin������ lum a i aaiii (1
1 In C<iiis��<iiiciic�� of Which tho Frnlli*noiii<>
I.a<ly Ifl 1'iiicod Under tho Htm (if Ki��>nl
Oi-I)lo.iniire  and  Sent to    Conreiiti-j-  t>r
I      thu Ivl'i^r.
1 Bicycles cause no end of had blood���
in more senses than one, it'is to be feared���before, linally obtaining the "ght of
citizensliip among orthodox vehicles of
tiie road: and, universal though they
chave now become among ordinary mortals, they have still a deal ot np lull ,
work to accomplish before acquiring a
Btntus anionic tho surroundings ot rc>yal-
ty. Of com se, a prince or king may
bestride a "wheel," and'do anything but
brealc a record or hi 1 neck; but were"a
princess so far to toilet wnat sh�� owed
to her house, her dignity and her long
line of ancestors a* to patronize this
denioci itic means of locomotion, tho
whole civilized world would be expected to stand aghast at tho desecration of
royalty implied by the act And this
io the hoirible deed that has inst been
announced by the telegraph, and haa
thrown Italian court circles into ceremonial lonvulsions.
The catastrophe, savs a Rome correspondent of the London Telegraph, oc-
cmred in Turin, and the heioinp and
victim- the lady i.s both���is the pretty,
"1 eomplishod young widow, the duchess
of Aosta, who is staying at tlie castlo of
Stuumigi. Princess Maria Loetizia ia a
Fister-in law of tlie present king of
Italy, she having married in 1888 his
brother, Prince Aiu.-uleo, duke of Aosta,
who died m ISOO. This lad v. who i.s a
Bonr.pi.rte, is not nic.-ely accomplished
nnd pretty, but is bi imfal of life and
fun, and lakes a positive delight in
tramping upon tho rigid couit ceremonial of past ages. "
She set out a few da3"s ago on one of
theso tabooed vehicles, accompanied
hy a maid of honor and two court cav-
aliois, ,and after a long rule the party
weie fl>nig up ono of tho shady avo
11 uca leaning to the palace of the dnko
ef 'Ao-.ta, w::en a company of soldiers
commanded by a major met them half
way. glanced at them furtively, and
pc'haps a 1 ri lie too curioasly or criti-
calK-, and inarched on without making
a sign. Tno iluchoss, rendered'- umie
sensitive than usual by'I he ur.scions
1 ueSs that she was traiis'jn s-ing the
\ bonds of court etnptotti'. fell hint at
1 not being saluted 111 me approved fashion by the major nul his soldieis This
was perhaps human nature, and, as
eich, exou.-i ible. But the lively lady
went much further, she actually coiii^
plained of tho conduct ol ti e major,
who had, sho nfiirinod, culpably 11 'g-
Iccted to salute her Tno co :11:1a.t la .t <
of Tun 1, ','j.i. d'Onoi.m do U Jjitri. at
once sit.a uoned tin oilicci- to ippuai before him and explain his con.nici Tho
major said ho was guiltless of any offence ,1.4 nu did not lejog.u.so the inga
born lady, oddly dioosed and seated between two wheels, and wmI 1 never
havo pe.initted himself to t uiiu ot her
luglme-s <ib a soveie bicycl. t Had ho
known or su.-pectcd it was she, of couiso
he would have, etc., etc. Gen. ue la
B.itin. unccitain what course to take,
appealed to the Solouiomstic wisdom of
tho war minister, to whom he loruard-
od a dctaile 1 luport of tho wliolo occurrence, asking tor instructions as to tlie
punishment to be meted out to tho ma
jor, w horn he meanwnile kept,in arrest
The minister of war, if not precise.y a
Roloinoii. was at least quite shrewd
enough to fcc that tho giound he waa
treading was courtly���if not holy���and
instead of taking tne responsibility upon himself demanded an audio.ice of tno
king, before whom he laid the leport of
the co .lniandaut.
The mon.iich cut*the Gordi m knot in
a twinkling. He sent a tolegiaphic ' or-
dot to Tumi releasing the 111.1301 tiom arrest and iMitiiely exoiierating nun m tho
matter. This, however, was tho solution
of only one naif of the question; the remaining moiety c luerned tlio b-*'dy
voung widow; and the king seat hi, bl-
���ycloloMiu' sister in law an Older for-
* hid hug her to attire hernelt in iod court
, ,-ostnme roi tlie space of two calendar
mom lis, a prohibitum whicu is equivalent to iiieido ue.itu; arrest tor th it period. The princess is tnereim-" absolutely
invisible 10 the good c-ui/eiis of Turin,
who were wont to watch and salute her
two o." tinee times daily, at she rode or
drove or walked about thostreets ot the
histonc old ct; y
Th" inhabitants console themsolvesby
gazing for hours through the windows
ot the photographers' shops, whom a so-
ries of ten magnificent portraits m various positions and costumes attract hundreds of loyal bympatlil/.'Ts I now
learn that .sentence has been pronounced
on ono of the coiut cavaliers who accompanied the duchess on bei bicycling
e*-.pod::io'i The uiai<[ui��o( .Monu tvello
n.w bc-.'i hnoioi irilj- dismissi d from Ins
ji"' t by order ol th ��� king, v. ho n said U>
b" exiiemely annoyed at ill" ev'l lent determination of nn sisxi r-in-.aw to pntall
tra litlonal notions of com t i-tiipietlc at
Ti.ingbt, Mi'! t" have announced Ins intention 'n punish moie noU'icly all fuj
t.iie tiai.-gn    :o! h
Mir \ o'lii^ lilt a.
O'i" of the bo_\s of 11 Toronto family
had Veil instructe 1 by his teacher to
write an'f>iay A rather absti use Mib.
j(-ct h.'i'l been ��ivon him, ami ho Had
:;et n referred to the dictionary. His
'!d.-rbrotti r ha.' proinis" I, if the rum
pos.tioii was good, he would wnto it on
ti.e ti \i< wiit'*r 'i'he litih l.-llow went
1 lo tne merjiim.ry Mild found 1)10 word
no was t'/okwig for, and finder it it quotation nul pi*'* Binted the .subject. Ho
con"id'n-<; life too short, how over, to
��� opy the quotation, so  ho Inuit'il tip his
nOther'a ' 1 ",irs, and clip,." I the big
'iu.i'l--"mrt di. I'onary wh' !���������' r it -.im"'l
nis fancy. 'I ne t'Ss.iy, t in ' 1 o i��i u " 1,
was l" .liy 1 re   raiilf   but tin    1 r b'"ot'i"r
iifirnel tne farh'ir and tne ifU'M ions
loiiii'Mt'r got a thrashing that he will
loiiiembor all his hfo
Cimlii-i'l   l"r�� (���<���!>����   nf tin*   ^< ,<-nce  of
<>,i. 1 .   1111: In  ill**   I'l'-si'iit   l"i\.
Th ������������ aie three hva'r.ous, --o to sppik,
the ab ol to ( !e ;iillii"ss of v\ 1 11 li oust
Ik' dio e ispi. ion be oie th > o'er'tor
is jrs. lie I 111 procee ling to nia woi.i.
sii-, ; he -M-.eteenth i.V'itiii"" 'lb -0
aie il.e . i.r.' oil's hands, his m-trunieiits
aud the 1 lermuent coxeroiir ihe part
ot tin p.it em t. body ;.t w hn h tl.e operation is a it to   ne ii'-rfuruii'd     How i.s
the reqi.i.site cleanliness in each case
seci'iv.' ,rjof.ir as the hands are concerned, bv piotus" scrnin ing wilh a
nail brush 1:1 so in and hot. water, i'ol
lowed ny a tiiorongh dreii' mug 11. some
anti'eptic siilniioii. as tn.it of one iu two
thousand of perchlo- ,ae of niercni y. so '
far as the ii stiumeuts are couceined,
bj" sterilizing them, lhat is. by boiling
theiii 111 water,' or hy p'ssing them
thiongh the ilamo of a spnit, lamp, or
pi icing them 111 a steam stenbzor, mil
then, when the opciator is r.i.idy to begin, bv putting them into .1 ii'ceptnclo
coiilai.iing in antisep ie -oluiio 1, as. tor
exani| le, that of c .rlmlic at id Lastly,
so tar as ,the patiu.u's integument is
concerned, by washing tne part fiist
thoroughly with soap and water, having
provioiiidy ;hived it it necessary and
afterward with a porchloiide of,mercury solution, or if tho 11.11 be greasy,
hy removing all the greasy material by
scrubbini'; it with ether.
Witho'it iming n to fnrlher details,
these aie l.e cardinal proi opts' of tho
tcience of operating in the pie��ent day.
Of couise each wound which m this\
mai'iier is mado under as. p'.ic conditions, as it is called is kept, aseptic by
the u'.c of aiit'soplic dressings until healing has l-ike-i placo The results of this
method of tiv'ritnit nt' of v.minis aro
nothing Its-; than wonderful in comparison with those which ihe either surgeons v.-i ie a' le to obt un \. li it hap-
Iieiis afier, s, y, the ampn. tion of a
li . b. rmwadaysV The rule 11 -nothni-f.
Nothing, that is to say, beyond tho im-
evoiiuul  coavaleacenco  of the patient
The dici'.ings are m.t toiic'-.c 1 'inless
the tempe.-lure and pnKo ol'ibe jiaiuuit
indicate by,, sonlo disturbance that it
would bo expedient to o.\a lii.o' tho
wound. The tomporatnio and thepnlso
are the su -goon's guide, he takes his
cue honi ihein. Noll.ing cm be a-'ins ���
in the won.id if these ro-uain nin-mal?
and thus it follows that a huge vonnd,,
such as th.-t'following an amputation,
heals sou,, ily honi l'11-.t to b.'t. without
any i'lppu'liiion. AVii.,1 a 1 ou'lrast wilh
thrtt whii h obtained in loi.ner days!
K11ppu1.ition was then thought to be air
indispensable part of the healthy pio-
cess ol healing. In the pre-out time, on
the coniraiy. a surgeon' is held lo havo
tailed 111 In- practice of the pi maple . of u
sutgic.il eleaiilinecs if in wounds ongiu-
aJlyikieptic,'suppm ition occius.
AlllllolK'    11 tllll 1 h..
Abroad, nnd especially in France,
when a man makes a gieat liieiary or
,musical i access, ho likes to associate it
with some permanent record., Dumas
set the fas" ion sixty years ago,by cabin'.?
a little \iiU th.it hc limit out-ide I'aim
"Jionte tri-to." It kept its name ail
tin on lithe author's life ."nd ulan'-l
il ui.nl a -. ear ago. when it oas-e i l.oin
the faimh into othoi hai'-'s. Simibirly
M. de M.-.upassant called the > olit so
well known on the Riviera 13i;l A -ii."
from the 11 o.st popular ot liis h 11 uy
ventui s And now il PI ":qu : u-lun
had constructed for him a utile cottage
at McrM'ille snr Mer which ho ind his
neighbois (all tho "Villa ties Cioches."-
The nci-iJ ors aie, in la<t very pron 1
of it and him, and the Cotneville people
haveju'.t jiresenled ihe ^iil.i withapeal
of bells ior.iiing a chime. '<> rhat the nm
of the -'Cloches de Ooineviile" may bo��
imiepend *:it of the eaptico of tho
popni.nity of tho footlights.���London
Daily Ne.vs.
SiovImiih nf Mii|ii��Ieiin'H Aimy.
One of the French papers which have
been dov ,:ug a great ileal of. attention
to Napoleon Bonaparte of late has been
enteitaining its loaders bv having a
census made of the sur\ i.-o.s of N ipo-
loon's grand army. Four ot these men
only in" now left. 'Ihe eldest is .lean
Jacques fciibalier. who was 1 urn on tho
loth ol Apnl, 1703. at Veinoux L'Ar
decile, w here he has lived in reti-emeiit
for many >ears. Then come Victor
Baillod, dean Bonssct. and Joseph Ito'-c,
aged lc'spectivoly ono hundieii and ono
month, one hundred years and ono
mo'ilh an I one bundled ie ns.-mil a few
d-iys. Jt is said that nil are as he-irty
and vigorous ns can be ospected, in
spitoof their oxpenences as long ns
eighty-two years ago in that t'-rribio retreat when the beggarly remnant ot tho
gre.ite.-t army tho world has ever scon,
worn out with cold and hunger, angiily
callodto the victor ol Marengo and Aus
tnrlitz to got off his iior.so and share in
tho miseries of his men.
The l.liimu.
The Llama is a native of Peru and an
nriiiit.il of gieat impo. tnnce to the Peruvians It h a beast of burden, and nt
one time was tho only quadi-uped in the
country whicii could bo used tor that
pmpo-'e lakmg tho place ot eitherborso
ox or go il . 11 also furnish, tho 11 with
food and clothing In (south Anieiu-a
the annual i��- commonly known by sev-
ei 1 names���llama, alpaca \ u u ;:i.i and
gnanaco. Tho llama and alpaca are
domesticated, but tho guauaco and
vicugna are wild. The flesh of tho
llama is good for food und tho skins and
wool for clothing.
1 he shit|i(. .if t li��* KIiimip.
A doctor s,i\s that it is a great mistako
for all women to suppose that the pointed toe shoe is bad for the f""t He adds
that theie aro feet that sbonl 1 wear
nothing else and that aro lri:t by tlio
square lo"d boot that is oft"n stibslitut-
od The way to determine what is best
for one's feet is to place rhe sto'-Kingi'd
foot upon the floor and to notice wuero
the big lo ��� comes. If it woo a line with
the ot ."is, liieu the Mjn.ire-ioo I s'loe ih
re. im. d. If it decidedly objects lo
yoiid the others, the poiiuo.l 100 is bot-
t�� r.
They Arc the Common Meeting Oromu! In'
the I'ritvlnn-ft Where AfTalru ofstatn Art
DihrusHoil���Tin. lliiriuuld mid Iler Untie*
���Ancli-iil Public llou��e��.    '
For rlmse who havo" little or much'
money amusements are plentiful in
Loudon Tho music halls 111 the east
en.lJ'\iie cheap, and thf-re aro many
theati.'o for the man of small meano.
Eveiy place of amusement :s open to the
rich In tne summer there ar�� excursions on the Thames, and cheap trips
can no made to river nnd seaside ��� reports. , Tiie provincial��� the man who
lives outsi lu Loudon���is not so fortunate, flu choice of amusements is very
limited, but he makes tho be a of what
he gets T.H'dwelier.s in the big citiea
h ive pi'-ntv of lun. too It is tno resident ol a .small town who is sadly put
nbciii fur lack of manufactured jollity,
and he has to wander around making
his own 1 un.
Iliopubic house, or '"pub" an it la
called, is si gieat institution in the provinces. In ihe bar parlors, with their
caipetc-d lluors and cushioned chairs,
the ship of state is steered by a man
whoso toimue becomes loosened with
drink. 11 ere aro men in tho Handy-
floored dunking rooms that propound
crude ideas ol socialism over thoflowmg
' bowl, who inn the government of tho
couniiy, and who aeolc to show others
how much bet ter it would havo been if
tho gi and (ild man had never tried to
' give home 1 ulo  to Ireland. .     "
Thai inlieieut kuiduoss for poetry
whicn seems implanted in the provincial
shows nself in tho names of public
houses in his'sninll town. He has labeled his ill inking saloons "Tho Pig aud
Vv hustle," -'Dog and Dart," "Throo
I"igen is," "Horse and Jockey," ' Black
Hi- .e Inn." "Cock and'Tiuinpet." No
one bur an Englishman has seen a blno
lion, so ne ctuonicles the fact hy naming a pub after this wonderful animal.
Then lie has selected his own way of
handing down tho names of heroes to
posterity, liomfnco gets an artist to
p-.iiit a porti.ut of Nelson and wilh this ���
sign uM'i" the door he calls his placo
"Loid Ni Ison Inn." In fact, Nelson
seems to iv the most popular man among
tne toiois, for ho stands guard over
lunidieds of public houses in England.'
In ini' \ill 1,1s nearest some nohleinau'a
hoi.se tlio c.net pub always ncais tho
name ol the family. Tho ,'"Devonshire
Anns" is near the dnko's residence anil
'"The (11 idstono Anns" may 'bo found
iut'-r 111 war I en. .
'1 mi" ire .somo'pnbs which aro so old
��� h.��t tne/ ��� e .1 baldly able to bear tho '
bur Iimi nl ;-ears. 'J hose are tho ones
t'.. 1 ii.iii'. ��� s liko to visit. Their oak
Bi-iiies, tu ir quaint parlors and their
foa mag ia ikards of homebrewed alo
t-i .e u ,e i',u..c hundreds otye-.rs. Chester h is uuuiy of, these ancient inns,
\(T'i 1,1111- l.ii-uense oak Oo.iimm forming
a til ii.. .1 1 mrk on tho wnto trout.
Ma- i le s'o: boasts of "The Seven Stirs"
in- .1 h . 1 ,V ill market as tno oldest lice .si 1. 11,1 .'in Ore il But ui. This is
in quo 11 old huildi ig Willi di.imond-
pa an \ 1 1 'ow;s. As yon'ontor tho door
yon lip mi ,i- hoaibquii'icly'lest your hat
bin nl 1 s,n n'the top of tho low 'door-
w.-n. 'I ne -and gives out a ciispsound,
us ��� o 1 Ci iish it ou tho whitened floor.
A 11..now passage a drop ot several
teei ..mi \ o 1 r -ach the bar p irlor, where
tin \o,' 'g ? ..- diors during C 1 u-los tho
L'li-is 1 l(. used to drop iu to sup ale
m .'11 ',: wi ie. The iirepl ice occupies
out -io. of Uio room, but if you stand in
In. 1 lUioM'ii can iilmost touch each
n 1 n. 1 i p.ulornnd your head almost
to.ic.os 1 ,e ceiling.
it in" i' a '.cioiit inns were the only
pub- 1.1 hie piovincts tho.y would almost
re. o a de 1 teetotaler to tlie good brown
ale ot iiaigl.md. But the nineteenth
c itury ho.nlaces have altogether dif-
fi're.o l.'.e.ii ot what a pub should be.
They hue glittering, go.-geotis' gin
p-d 11 es. iiO'vdod wnh Illinois, they
ji.i e 1 oneei is at which all sorts of songs
nre su'ig, a.id they pander to the h w-y
e-it el" .enIs, As every public hou o
has'i nn.nbei nf barmaids, some pretty
nnd some otherwise.it seems stiango
thai tin- sliictly mor .Uohn Hull should
not I"'i-l.it a ,'ainst tho euip'in mem of
glib in ,.,'h capacity, "lot the bar-
main's nle is not1"one round of temptation a 10 li-'ilts fio-'i druiikards, not-
w.ih t in 11 ig ner suiio-Jiidings. In tho
big 1 ities .lie is ineret'iposed to tempta-
t.-'on, i.s her identity is more or less lost.
But in the to.vns oi' KM).000 inhabitants
downward sho picserves her dignity
and she1 can nlwrys find a champion ���
who wilPiimite the man who daros to
bay a wiong word to her. \Vheu ii.iimn
U-cooies boisterous it is often 'a few
wotds fio'.n the barmaid mat will make
him leave beloro the bouncer appea fl.
Dining inc da) in. 1 there is little excitement ri the pubs, as few pioviucialfl
are I u e 1 io.li v.ork before ti o'ciock. On
mai ct 11..VM the farmers tal��o pos-��e��-
bioii ot i.iie best inn > and chiton bargains
ovi r a por of alo. 'I >wards 8 o'clock the
fun begins, particularly 111 the winter.
If theie 1- some incisure up in tho house
ol com . u..-. ior passage an excited discussion w-ill^ bo st..rtod an 1 various
pi ins will bo laid lor tho best govorn-
ljieiii ol the country. The man who
will mlli gets on his foot and does not
cease mail some other ambitions orator
intoi ri ptr lum. Then the pianist or tho
AimiU'iu violinist will play and as soon
ns a note is '���oiiudod a man m the crowd
is sure to sing a costei monger s-ong.
The singer or player i.s then asked to
drink, ami the merriment continues. A
pong wnii .1 jolly chorus is alwa)s ap-
preci..i'jl. In some of the pu! s they
ha*.o paid singors, but in tno quieter and
mono n.,, 1 ct.ihlo inns evoryoody does
hu; own si '.:mg. It is like a clubhouse
or a fan il,- p ..-ty, with thy wo.ueu left
out Tne Englishman in the p.oviucos
maun ��� to *njoy himself in this way,
t'a tigii 1 1 as not the iimi pimleges
ami a ��� 1 ���.. ,ie ..s as his brei.mm iiii tho
bij, 0.1.,, .i.i��� ia the uietiOi .ibs.
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