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 Jf,    (j&O-^Z^JU^,  Vol. 1.���������No. 37.  BEYELSIOKE  ^rEST  vv  KOOTEKAY, B.C., DECEMBER 22, 1894  $2.00 a Tear.  Your JLibSOLs VV  K!DES, TALLOW, PELTS and WOOL  ��������� Exporters and  ������������������ . i  Importers ot  Fine  Northern  Furs,  -TO-  JAS. MeMItLAN&CO.  n  ���������   . Incorporated. , ,,  Main House: 200 to 212 First Ave. N.';  MINNEAPOLIS, - MINN.  Proprietors of  nnoapolls  Sheepskin  *   Tannery.  Goods bought right out; no commission; fair'sulecticxi; immediate vetur/ia  ping tag* furnisher! upon re.iucst.' NO DUT3T on any goods wo hanu'.o.,  .   ' 1ST WRITS FOR,CIRCULAR GIVING Z-ATEST MAiiKST PUICE3. '<Ea  o ' --       .  The 'Revelstofo  Ship-  CHRISTiA  nt) v e jls.iuK-8  IS ]STOW PREPARED TO  SUPPLY  ft������o  AT. A LOWER  FIGURE TITAN, EVER.  ���������fsa.^  MINCEMEAT, JELLIES AND PASTRIES.  ?LACE   YOUR.. ORDERS   EARLY   FOR  HALYCON HOT SPRINGS.  fSPECIAL COnRESPOXDENCE.j  '' Two,, days spenc last week "sit the  Halcyon Springs Hotel gave us an  excellent idea, of the" heal&i-giving  qualities��������� of these now celebrated'  waters, and of the comfort and pleasure  Lo be enjoyed an (he nuw and spacious  hotel occupied by Bruce Craddock. and  partnei-S, who for several years past  have catered to tlie hotel public of  soul hern, Kootenay.  There "were a goodly number of  people stopping at the hotel, some persons in good health par-taking of the  hotel comforts as ordinary guests,  while there were several invalids  afflicted with paralysis, rheumatism,  ami-men disabled by railway accident,  who were in addition taking tho benefit of the baths.   ,  Mr. ,I-luber and wife, of Kaslo, left  Friday   morning  afr.er  a short stay.  What Will Take Its Place?'  If all the gas has been extracted from  this old planet of ours it does not appear to have affected its bouyancy.    ft  goes rightalongwith the sameairyness  as of yoie, without the least sign' of  deviating from its orbit, neither faster  nor slower in its diurnal or* annual rotation.   But what about the poor people who live'on  and  I-}- gas���������natural,  gas-"   Like our people'in^this province  with their fine  timber,  they thought  the supply v.^iilgoing to last forever-,  so they cut. and salshed and '/let her go  Gallagher*," until now they see l!ic end  in  view.     In   two  decades from now  British Columbia timber will he ashes,  and then what will take its place?   An  exchange says:x State natural gas inspector Jordan, who lias recently made  a thorough examination of the Indiana  gas fields, takes a gloomy view of the  furore of the field and makes the pre-  TKE MINING BUREAU.  ,\ HnfV WilS su,lei,inR fra,������ ''l ������J������������1   diction that in four year.-, there will be  .stroke ot paralysis which  totally dis-   no gas  used   for manufacturing pur-  CKRISTMAS   GOODS   -*VE&-<>-  LEWIS   BFJOS.,   THE   STATION.  era������*--.-- -m���������r-i i������.-*������bi.-.������*���������������������������-���������mrm.^n..^���������.-m.^ .,.w?r,  ^XSKXS^CX^lg.VSKnJhCJEr^KZtT^aBC.a Sfa-  Stockholm  JOHN STONE, Phopiuktob.  The Dining Room is fapfiishsd with, tha best the  ,    : - Market' gfltods. ���������   ���������  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED,, WITH 'THE CHOICEST  ;   .      WINES, LIQUORS- AND CIGARS. '  A. McNEIL,  BARBER SHOP AND'BATH ROOSi.  Front Street, lievclstoke.  . r  r ' '   to:   Haircut, 25c;  Bath, 60c; Six Shavin������g  Tickets for S1.00.      ,  THE REVELSTOKE PHARMACY.  .GUY  BARBER,   '-.  WATCUMAKEr! AND JEWELLER.     '  Repairing Neatly &. Promptly Exscuted.  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  'Ms.w stock-- op'  STATIONERY & FANCY B003S.  '   -Skristmas GOODS ARRIVING. '  The New TOILET SOAP,'  SIX  FOR 25c.  -:o:-  R. S. Wl  MERC H'A N T   T'A IL 0 R,  Revelstoke Station. .  First-class' Material kept in stock and  First-class Workmen employed.   ~'  (is. .ftL.t-lAviurtt.  rslMijivs/Ay  V.  Xi. _A_. PBIDTZ,  i     ��������� -1  BU  General Blacksmith  B.C.  JAS.   Mcf  ,    REVELSTOKE  viAriOiM,  7 rr ��������� j j        *-       i  iVid Jigui  ���������Buildings;  Store and  paired or  ILDER.-   0   ���������c on all kinds of  ��������� all kinds of House,  Office Furniture remade  to order; all  Repairs to Wagons, &c.  Shoeing a Specially.  kinds of Skcjmjork in. my line  neatly and promptly executed by  skilled and experienced hand.  '  ,  "OCEAN STJEAMSH1P8.  ROYAL MAIL LiMfE3.  CiSSAPEST routo to ttio OLD COTJ.WTSl'S'.  Proposed Sftilinss from Montreal.  LINK.  abled ono side. She could not speak, but  before leaving was able to articulate  quite distinctly, and in other .respects  derived a perceptible beneiit.  Mr. John Thompson, of Spokane, an  intelligent American, had ^ chronic  rheumatism, a severe case 'of-long  standing, anrl liacl spent much time at  American health'resorts; among which  were the Hot Springs of Arkansas.  He had been here a few'days-only, but  realizes a slight, improvement, and intends to remain until he thoroughly  tescs the waters.  Mr. V,T. 'B;'ii('.ai*,<aftei* three weeks'  trial of tho baths, is nearly well of the  rheumatism,. which attacked ' him  severely while working-' in the Trout  Lake mines. He will stay several  weeks longer. 6 ���������<���������  Frank McCxowan, fireman on 505,  Nakusp & Slocan Railway,' has been  horo'several weeks, and'has fully recovered; frcjm a painful, injury caused  by being-throjvn from the cab of the  engine.  51 rs. MJatlew, a widow lady, has but'  recently taken the position of housekeeper in the hotel, and is'quite competent in, that respect, as she. kept a  hotel of her own .at, Watson, on the  Kaslo road, which, was destroyed by  the forest fire in July, with all its  contents.  Mr. Julius Wolff is in   full  charge of  the. baths.     He has had eight years'-  experience  iii a similar "capacity with  Dr. Brett at Banff Hot .Springs/and is  thoroughly qualified for the position.  Captain     Sanderson     contemplates  building next  spring a large and  im-  pioved     bath   ��������� hon.se. 'lalongi>ide   the  present quite convenient one, and to  connect it with the hotel by a covered  paspage-way,   in   order   that   patients  more   serio:i������ly   indisposed   may   not  suffer from exposure to any change of  aUiKK-phore   or   climated     When   (he  benefits of'these, hot springs  become  better known, located  a.s thoy are so  convenient   to   railway   nnd   Fteamer  ti.-iA-el,  thoy will   surely draw a wide I  pattonagc,   not   only   from   those  purposes. Mr. Jordan says people in the'  ga's belt know the supply is being exhausted rapidly,' but don't admit it.  In'many sections of the. gas belt the  welis show only a, pressure of '2H)  pounds, while in many of the gas belt  towns can be found wells almost entirely exhausted, lie estimates that  ������25,000.000 worth of ;gas has ,'beon  wasted in tlie state in the last seven  years. It is estimated th-it ovo*\l,000,-  000 people use the ,iiatiii-.->.i gas for fuel  and that over tflO.COO.COd is invested in  pipe lines and factories, the success of  which depends, on.'the supply.  ' , Ln tlie Legislative Assembly the  JFon. Col. Baker ' moved the. second  reading of the Mining Bureau Bill, and  explained the object of the bill to be to  furnish information concerning our  mining resources to capitalists and  others interested in mining.   ,  Mr. Semlin thought the Government  had all the machinery at their command necessary to collect the desired  information.  Tho.bill passed'withoutdivision. The  general consensus of opinion among  mining'men is that the bureau should  be, located-in the best point iii the  mining district, where it would be  accessible at all seasons, not only to  miners themselves, 'but to visiting  capitalists and everyone requiring information about our mines. If the  bureau is to be established outside of  Victoria, the chances will probably lie  between Revelstoke.and New Denver.  More Profitable Than Wheat'  We. have seen   it stated;that"B.C.  ranchers have lost money by growing  wheat.     There' is a grain,   however,  which   ia   being   imported   into'    this  province in respectable quantities,'and'  that is oats.   There is no country in  the world that can   beatf! this sectiqn'-i-  with its soil largely impregnated with'  'rotten wood���������in growing oats, which,  here attain the rankest growth of stalk'  and ear and a height of five or six feet."  A Northwest-exchange says:,   "Oats  are   being  shipped   from'   Edmonton  district to British , Columbia;  quite a  number of cars going forward' lately;  About 20c. per bushel  is  paid  to  the '  Edmonton  fanner for 'oats. "SomV of  these oats are going to  the,' oatmeal  mills at Victoria and New Westminster.  Though oats are  being shipped   out,  there appears to be not enough wlieat  grown  for local, purposes,  as> flour is  being brought'm from Manitoba."    .  .    Ranchers, Rsad This.     , , ,  To those who are interested'in good  farming and stock-raising 2'ho Canadian Live Stoclc and Farm Journal is  becoming quite a boon. The cutting'  'down of prices and bad times, generally  make it necessary for our agriculturists to exercise the greatest care in  order to secure the proper returns'for  their labor, and 'The Canadian Live  Stock and Farm Jouvi-mI contains just  the kind of information' necessary to  assist them in the work. The subscription price is one. doiku per- year, and an  investment of thiVkir.il Is one.that  should prove profitable., Tlie Journal's  address is 2/.) Ba,v !dl., Toronto.  Anocher Pugilist Killed in.the Ring.  A:idy Bo wen and "Kid" Lavigne  fought, in the arena of the Auditorium  Club at New Orleans, last Friday night,  for a large1 purse. In th<* loth round  Lavigne swung his right hand on  Bow-en's jaw, and tho latter went down  like a log, never regaining'consciousness, and was removed to his home in  an ambulance, where he'died about one  o'clock on Saturday morning. Lavigne,  his seconds and timokeeper, consisting  of pugilist Jim Hall, Sam FiUpatrick,  Martin Murphy,'- Geo. Oon.sadine and  5fr. Duli'y were art esf'd.  search of health, but also from  thos  an attractive summer resort.  seeking  The Kasio Gold Excitement.  For so vet al vyeeks past tho  papers have  been   .mhiijfi  atcd account;; of  rl  pi! i  lie  provincial  r ox-iM-cr-  ������i cat  J. H. West, of Yarlcer, has discovered   what   appears   to'be a rich gold  J. K. WILSON & CO., '  BOOT AKD 'SHOEMAKERS,  FRONT STREET, REVELSTOKE  (One door west of Courthobse.)  ItEPAIKS XKATbY & PROMPTLY DON'B.  ruicijs MOIJCKATH.  furniture!  Doors, Sashes & Blinds."  R. HQWSON,  BEV15LSTOKE.  COFFINS  OAJtIUJiD  IN STOCK.  AOBXl* KOIt Hl.N'u;:** SKWl.VG  MACrll.N'liS.  A'. Nov. 3  ....Nov. 10  ...Nov. 17  ���������J  10  21  ALLAN  NUMIWAN   1'AltISIAX '.  jMO.VOOMAN   DOJIfNION LINK.    '  Toao.NTo Oct.  V.iNcnuv'-ii Nov.  OltKGON Nov  URAVKIl MNE.  Ukk TIuhon Out.  JjAICKO.M'J'AIIIO OcL.  IjAKi: Nui-ioox -. Nov,  ' Cabin ?(.<, $.-���������(), 5������l, ������70, SS0 aiul upwards.  IiiloriiKjiliiilu S'H; SIceniKu ifio.  PaxsoiiKorH lickulcil tlirouprli lo all parts of  fJi-cal, Iti'ilnln and rrulmid, and at upoclally low  rates to all piirH of the lCui-opcan coiitlncnc.  Apply to nearest titoam-!lil]) or rill! way iiKolit, to  ���������    I. T. JSItEWSTEK. Agout. Ilovelstoko,  nr to  ItonnitT  ICckii, Gen.  i'iWiciiKor Aiffiit  Wlniiipt'ty, "        ������  o;3  gold linds  on Kaslo Creek. Fi<>m a private source  we received a rather cli'5'erent story,to  fcho t" lio.iiii " articles which led the  public to believe, that Kaslo had again  jumped into prominence, this time as  a golden, el 'dorado. Such yarns "will  not only injure Kaslo, but tha whole-  district. It is on a par with the exaggerated reports about tho gold (placer  and quartz) found in the Cariboo Creek  district,    recentlj;    blazoned    to    the |'e'-* 128i ozs of go^d.  mine'in Barrio township, Out.  y Tho O.P.R./trailie tor the week ending December 1-1 th was .^.''.60,000; i'or  tiie same week last year, ������359,000.  Tn tlie parish of Dattsrsca, London,  Eng., tiic ballot paper to.lv Uhci in tho  forthcoming election is said to  i,  " , After r Many Years.    .      ,  Mr. Kellie's bill re tramways in West  Kootenay lias at last passed the House,  and is now in the hands of Committee.  The third time is lucky. Tlie first time  ho brought in ,the bill it was snuffed  out at ouce. The next year it was  awarded more generous treatment and  received its quietus at the hands of a  'barermajprity. This session it received  almost unanimous consent.  Last week the bill came up in Committee, Mr. Eithet iii the chair. As  the bill proposes to give power to companies or persons to build and operate  ,ttam'ways' without applying to the  Legislature for charters,'it was very  rightly considered an important one.  Coiisiderable. discussion'took place on  the clause confining the operation of  the Act to Kootenay, many of the  members wishing the application of it  to be made genoraU Finally, the Com-  ,imtteo reported progress.    "  <���������"       The Fur Trade.  , Tho quantity of furs received,so far  lliis season has  been very light, .which'  may lie   attributed to the  very mild  'weather.   The quality also is not up to  tHe average tit  this tune of the year.  and prices as a rule are very low'for all  kinds except No. 1 prime. At this time  'of thereat*.there are also a good many  early caught furs offering, .which-are  'of very littlo  value,'and  country deal-'  ers who are not experts, in''handling  fur.5, frequently pay far moro for such  skins than they are worth.  The Winnipeg Commercial says:  "Several lots' of skins,'have come in  lately which cost countiy merchants  double what, they were worth. In fact  one lot of bear skins came in which  were not worth express charges,  though a considerable sum had been  paid for them by a country merchant.  Those who are not skilled in handling  furs are very liable to be taken in at  this season of tho year with ' early-  caught skins which are practically  worthless."  Following are tho pi ices realized at  Winnipeg hist week:  .   Kaslo Railway Charter.      '    .  Word has'been   received   at'JKaslb -'  from Hon Th'eo. Davie tiiat' if petition":'. .    .  for a  new charter for a railway! were  prompt, the Government would push   "���������.'  the bill  through:   Messrs. John'Keen '  and A. W. Wright have been 'hard at   '  work circula'ting the subscription list,''  and the necessary papers and etceteras  have just been forwarded to'Victoria.' ' ���������  Worth $17, an .Ounce..  .      ." *.  Mr. J. B. Wilson', VKaslo merchant,' q  who sent 1 oz. 3 gr. of local gold to the ,  San Francisco'mint a short time since,  has just received returns.    The gold'  went -8371 fine, with. 153],, silver.   The    - .  gross" value of, the metal was $GS.2r0V  and net value $G(j!Do.��������� '.this.places "the  purchase value of 'Kaslo gold at about  $17 an ounce.' ' Most Big Bend *gold is ,. -  worth $1S.50 an ounce in  San Fran-,  cisco.   .  ,  -    ,-     v      . .v!   .    . .   '    'n i������  U. ���������'  ',. Keep Their Profits "Dark:"' ''."-   ' .'  Of tho numerous mining companies '  operating in the Black Hills; lint few'-'  give publicity to their product or pro-1 ���������-  fits. There are seven''companies-in-.''  Lawrence county," nearly ail ��������� located in " '<  White wood quartz1 piining" district,''' ���������  that have distributed atri6ngr-'th'eir '."���������  stockholders $7,009,000 in7 dividends,'';0-  and they keep on adding to thb''amoiiufc "���������*  every month'.���������Black Hitth-Tiriua.- "''��������� ".''���������'  A' Prolific Placer.Claim.;'\ ���������_ 'L:  John Black, a pioneer miner of the'  Swank, Wash.',' has taken out in 18  years over $20,000 in gold from one  placer claim, which, he says, is - not-  half worked out yet. - This averages  $1,111 a year, or nearly $100 a month��������� '  not bad wages, year in and year out  for eighteen years. *        -   -"       ��������� ��������� ".  Do no  less tiian 5 foot 7 inches in length.  0 .Whitney and Mooro, of Bessemer  City, K. C., want to correspond with  owners of mica property, as'thoy have  an order for 10,000 pounds of that  material.  Tlic VventworUrminc, Goldenville,  N".y.,'is showing good ore and running  full blast. A 'ton and a quarter of  quart./, crushed a week or two ago vield-  'W..A; JOWETT,   '  MINING AND REAL ESTATE EllO.'CCR.  NELSON,  B. C.  Lardoau & Slocan Prospects Wimtcd.  world'by local contemporaries. The  Kaslo correspondent of the Vancouver  World thinks enough harm has been  done the town by this "besetting sin of  western journalism." and calls a halt  in the columns of that journal, lie  says:    ".Too much  care cannot be ex-  illlUgCl'   i leur, block cv brown   Bear, Ki'iii'.ly   .-,  J3u.i".">i\ liu-^c ,   U*;.iver, inuilium   Ki-iivt*!*, siiiiill   13i.-is.vci- cii.stui':i, per pounrl ...  Kislicr -.   j.'.;::, cross   Vox. kta   Vox, l-i-a   Vux, silvur   Lynx, hii'tre   Lynx, Vnuiliiiin ���������   JjViik, smalt   lAim-ron   Jlink -. :.  Jti:sr*uas!i '*   Oitoi- '  Skunk ;   Wolf, ttinboi* ..?   Wulf, pi-.iiriu...'   Wolvorino   ..S 0.0.i to S 0.50  ..    3.00 to  25,00  ..    1.00 to  1G.(K)  .    (J.UO tu  7.25  .    3.00 to  LOO  .     1.50 to  $>,0fl  .    3.00 to  7.00  .    3.00 to  7.W  .    2.50 to  15.1.0  .      .10 to  .30  .      .50 to  1.50  .   20.00 to  75.00  ., '1.50 to  2.25  .    1.00 to  2.00  .   ��������� .75 t.o  l,?5  .    1.00 to  4.00  .      .50 to  1.50  .      .02 to  .07  .    2.00 to  0.00  .     .25 to  .(������)  .    1.00 to  3.00  .      .25 lo  .75  .    1.00 to  3.50  'Has Writtens His Last Novel.  A dispatch from Apia, Samoa, dated  December  8,   confirms   the    reported-'  death of Robert Louis Stevenson'   His  body was buried on the summit of Paa  mountain, 1,300 feet high.' "   ���������  - ���������  In    letters > recently'  received   Mr.  Stevenson   said   he   had   two    novel*  practically completed; oiie entltled^to  " Tlie Chief Ju-,tice's.01ork,v the other '  "St. Ives."   The latter ih ������* story of ii ['  French prisoner who'made  his escape-"  i'ron'i  Edinburgh  Castle.     The .world  has  lost  not only a-g'ieat "writer but  also a most attractive personality.  GOTO THE WOOd SDlteR  Tin-:  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  TO   A KM   FIlOM  "v 'Eastern Poiats.  ercNfd about pulilishing   news   from j H., Gold  milling (Jo,  tons  of ore,   about  3.A  Tli;*nui;]i Kii-hl Clasi ylcfjiini- T'ili-^tui'l Tourist  Sli.'(..|>lii,-< I'ais !<) .St. J'.uil. jWoiiii-i-hIiiikI Toi-unto  v/ithoul, (jlinii(;o.  ,  Kim YOirii  Norwegian Snowshoos,  Toboggans & Sloigns.  Manufacturer of ail kinds of  Fisr/iihire."  KINK    Ui'i'H/LS'ri-IHIKt;    W'OUK.  Old Furniture f!enevA*d  hi Fit 'ii-cl.ior. Style.  E. PiCARD, nevclatokc. B.C.  REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.  K\-|iiv->i urrl ven    ji.i,) rl.iilv.  10:23   "  '  Al !n li Lit:  !'.u iMi!  Ifiir full  apiily to  infiu'iniitluii us lo will-.., tiuio, uit.  Agent, JlevelMolio.  OKO. iloL. HUOW'N.  Oi'trict Pn-  ciirit Apr*nt,  VniiiiouviT, I). C.  ^RUPTURI  Koro ctrnrs  havo bopn ef-  toi tod hy liiv  TtliMNrtR, v?ltll  hA icU ">' Vi <r*Ki,ui r*.ri* srr-srt ������.,-��������� n-vv *a-g  K3 aVici *f''"i '* :ti.s i-"'' ������''<'������':. _<<~.TSi-l  Ss9 ������Sll '"-l l'<"K bWW.,VvToato^i  here    about   the   placer   diggings  on  Kaslo  Creek.    Several   unreliable   re-  port-* have  boc-n   sent  abi-ond   which  made it appear as if this place was in a  perfect furor,* of excitement over (In*  newly discovered ' finds.'   Such is not  (Ix'case,  and   it is  tu  be  hoped   tbat  <nt"iViders   will   look   for   tru-Uworlhy  news and sift the  matter tiiorou'ghly  before   coming 'to   any   do/mile   co;i-  rlu'-ion on   ihe  matlei*.    It dm**-  ,-eem  as if nev.-.-i>.*]pei*s  tool.   n"ws from an-  oiiyiiiou-:   simi*i..>:   iry  tel,-m*,iphic dis-  )-.;-.('-lies,   bcli-ving  that their  read-.-s  .iredcli'gliteil at  tluir forw.irrl policy.  A.s n rule ihe.-M* di-p.i(,*lie:, are flavored  largely with 'exaggeration, and  not to  be ri-Iicd upon.   To  the  mind of your  roi H-pondi'iM the World Ii.-ik been] extremely free from  this lionet ting sin of  western  .journalism, taking great cm e  ihat its )KMvs  is  furnished" by reliable  lr.cal   fi.ne.^ji���������:���������(?..nf-.   who,   bcitu*; familiar   vit.h   I,..������,|    f,,,.).._   .,.,.]   ,,(.!,:,,,  under  ';iri������*i    ins(i net ions   :o   tell   the  ������������������"ibole   (ruth. ,in,|   ncliiing   but  i(.  ai*'*  be-1   il.le i() ji.(!..rC. ���������..'([, i,:i|,i.,,,:.,| |,,,,|,|,,  ,<*M ci   lo their  Tlic Salisbury Company have discovered ti valuable gold lode on their property in Montague, .Nij., district. The  lode i.s (i inches wide, and the avcrtiw  yield oft two buckets full of ore was  three ounces to the ton.  The. last crushing ol' tbo Caribou, N".  .yielded from :���������!.���������">  19  ozs,   of   gold.  Next year they will operate tho Truro,  Dickson mid Torquay mines, auc  Iiave the -JO-stamp mill at work.  Gardner Corroborated.        "  For a long time past there has been  a controversy between the British  Government inspectors and Canadian  Cattle exporters as to vvhethcrpleuro-  pneumonia really exists amoilg  Canadian eattle. and Mr. Gardner,  who i.-j the responsible head of that  department, has been called all sorts of  hard   names  I'or  bin .inflexible refusal  will I U> I"'1'"11'*',jl"'iV<10 1'inding of Canadian  1 -ittlo   in     Kngland.     Now  51 i:  A warded  ;ii<:st Honors��������� World's   V  u r  .1 t!ie  ..-.]*i'l;  !���������  rl<',\ s  (,) f,,,.,  !- leader.-.''  MOST PERFECT   MADE.  A pure Cr,ip������ Cream of Tartar Pov/der.   Frcu  from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD,  comes   a  repot t from Antwerp, in Belgium, that  a vessel from Canada which has arrived  there has not been allowed to unload  her cargo of cattle owing to tho reported existence of plcuro-pneutnonia  in Canada. This will practically destroy  the hope of having the embargo on  Canadian cattle in British ports removed at an early date. An investigation in to bo made in this country.  The Latest Jap7Cliinese Battles.  An A along dispatch says the .Japanese 011 December- Jltli defeated the  Chinese in the vincinity of IIun������  Kiipa'i/.. The Chinese fled towards  Ying Kow. On the 12th DecernIx'r  the enemy were driven from Chili Mou  Chin by the third division, which was  advancing upon il.-ii Clung. Jajiane.se  lossc.-i on both days were seven killed.  The Chinese lost "l 00 in action at Yih  Alin-Jian. On December 1-fth (he  Japanese lout 12 killed, 01 wounded;  the Chinese loss was over 100.  I  Late ad vices from Madagascar state  that tho French troops occupied Tama-'  ttive on December 10th without oppo-"  sition.        ' ,  The   Duke  of  York  is making 'a������r-  rangeincnts for a visit to Canada next  spring.    After spending some  time iu  the Dominion he will proceed  to Aus-.  tralia.  The funeral of Ferdinand de lies- '  .scj)s, tho famous engineer of tho Suez  and Panama canals, took' place 'in Paris  011 Monday, the remains lieing buried  in the cemetery of Peie le Chaise. A  large number of distinguished persons  attunded.  HELP WANTED!  WANTKD���������AcTiVK. Ho.vi:ht Gkntlkmax ob  Laiiv to (envoi. rcprcMiiiUiiK C8tnblinhc������l. rc-  llulilu Iidiikc. bnhwy $<M monthly nml trnvellnjr  eipuiinOh. -.mil Iiiuimwo If Htiltcd. Knclo-jc tutor-  01100 and Mclf-addruHSLtl stAinpud envelope'  a o ���������., n'ntK DOMINION.  Sl>8 31? Oiniiliii Hiiildinj,'. CliicAKo.  COPYRIGHTS.  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AAf-fA.i,  :������!MMA PAGE 2.  THE KOOTENAY MAIL  Zbe Ikootena^ flfeatl  SUBSCRIPTION.  INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE.  One Year....'.  S-" 00  Six Months   Three Months   1 (A  0 30  ADVERTISING RATES.  One Inch, per month    ISO  Two Inches, per month    1 00  Six       " ���������'        "-     , coo  Special contracts for iarge advertisements  All bills for advertising due the 1st of each  month.  Quack and cure-all advertisements not wanted.  The Mail is printed every Saturday morning  for the Revelstoke Printing & Publishing Co.  (Limited) by  R.W. NORTHEY,  EOITOK AND M.VNAGKK.  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, ISO*.  ' In the matter of the unsatisfactory  postal arrangements in Lower Kootenay, the Tribune and Prospector should  be -willing to give Inspector Fletcher a  little credit for the change he has effected with regard to the Three Forks  mail from Nakusp and up river points.  ���������> There is  no" complaint  coming  from  ' Three Forks now.     '     ?  . 0    ������-* c  'When Mr. Mam was in Revelstoke  a short 'time, ago wo had a long conversation with him re the 'reserved  land north of the railway track, which  ia so .rapidly being settled upon that  by the-time' the Government is ready  to liftthe reserve and place it oh the  market it will all, be taken up. That  Mr. Mara has stirred'himself in the  matter the following letter, from the  Minister of the Interior will show :  "I also received the clipping from  tho Kootenay Mail, relative to the  five'acre blocks outside of Revelstoke.  I note your remarks in this connection  and am making some investigation in  regard to the' matter. ��������� As soon tis I  have had an opportuntry of looking  into this question fully 1 shall not delay  writing to you as to the result."   ,  Mr. Mara adds:' " It is not likely that  anything will be done before I reach  Ottawa, when' I. will press upon the  Minister the views I expressed to you."    m m  FIBE BRIGADE "AT HOME."  Last night's social event in Bourne's  hall was probably as successful, both  socially and financially, tis any gathering of the same nature over held in the  town. The hall was comfortably  crowded from nine o'clock last evening  till five o'clock, this.morning, and the  large number of ladies' present was a  surprise '"even' to the most snngimine  es'pectantee. ' Dancing was, of-course,  the chief feature, there being no less  than 24 numbers on the programme,  and six extras were thrown in -to give  good -measure. The floor was in excellent condition,' and each set had a  reasonable amount of room without  betng crammed.- The music was supplied by the orchestra- band,.and one,  or two new dance pieces were played,  but the old familiar tunes were rendered in the old familiar style. Tho  refreshments handed around at midnight were ample in quantity, excellent in quality and immense in variety,  the cuisine��������� being under.the management--of Messrs. F. Fraser and John  Abrahamson., - All the officers of the  brigade ��������� were - present, conspicuous  among them being Chief \V. M. Brown,  wearing his handsome badge. Guv  Barber'"and Dan Alton were efficient  M.C.'s, and the thanks of the brigade  are due to those 'ladies and gentlemen whose songs added to the, pleasures of the evening. The debt of 650  orv-the fireball will be-wiped out, and a  tidy little sum left in hand.  ��������� ��������� A COMING TREAT.  A ME  MAS.  Next Saturday, night the Revelstoke  Amateur Dramatic Society wiil ghean  entertainment in Bourne's hall, when  the farce " Should this meet the Eye"  and the. laughable comedy of "The  Young- Widow" will be presented.  The cast is a good one, W. F. Crage  taking- -the parts of "Lambkin  Louder" inj the farce and "Splash" in  the comedy. Those who witnessed  Mr.'Crage's acting in "lei ou Parle  Francais'l and "Chiselling" last March  will 'feel assured of getting tiieii  money's. worth next week. Of the  other performers C. E. Shaw, F. G)  Cotton and E. Sydor' have acquitted  themselves creditably before a Revelstoke audience, and S. Hammond i.s  not a no vice-in the art. Of the ladies,  Miss M Valentine is favorably known  as-an .elocutionist, while Mis. Cnge  Miss Swtinton and Miss Stella S'rown  can be depended upon to lusiniu  their parts to perfection. Mr. l-Yerl  Ahlin will preside at the pi.wio,  and between the pieces there will he a  musical selection, a sung by Mrs 11. A.  Brown and a banjo and guitar duet by  Messrs. Barber and f.ewis. Mr. A.  Cuuunings i.s stage manager. The  prices of admission are 50 cents reserved  seats'; 25 cents body of hall. Se its  may be reserved from F. G. Cotton,  post office, and from (J. V,. Shaw, station;  An Item for the C. P. R.  [diogkxes as a cynic]  Tt is customary at this season to  wish our friends (real and apparent),  and even' very slight acquaintances,  "A Merry Christmas." But I am of  the opinion that '��������� merry " Christmases  belong to the past. That past���������familiar to most of us by booklore���������when  Christmas was Christmas; when the  festivities were kept up for a whole  week, with all the etceteras pertaining  thereto���������the boar's head and wassail  bowl in the baronial hall and the roast  ox and flagons of foamy tile in the  kitchen; later, when the Christmas-  tree was set up in the great hall at the  manor house and loaded with toys and  sweets for the village children ; when  the " waits" played from house to  house, tind the carol singers trudged  through the snow to outlying farmhouses on Christmas Eve" to usher in  the Christmas morn with song;.,when  the Christmas cheer in every house in,  Morrie England, from squire's mansion  to laborer's cottage, was the customary  roast goose and plum pudding, the  latter comestible being brought in till  ablaze and bedecked with sprigs of  holly; when master and man met on  a common footing in ' the capacious  kitchen and danced "Sir Roger" with  rosy - cheeked maids , and high - bred  dames while the yule log-was blazing  on the,hearth,'and"the mistletoe over  all. That was Christmas ! We know  not Christmas as' our fathers knew'it.  This festive season has not, the power  to expand, men's hearts as of yore.  The struggle for existence, which is  becoming more terrible every year, has  blunted the finer sensibilities of the  working classes, while in the eager  chase after the Almighty'Dollar the  -broader sentiments, of a common humanity which formerly" prevailed at  Christmastide seems to be entirely  wanting,in those, who "finance" and  "manipulate," but do no manual work.  The fact, so often1 commented 'upon,  that " the poor are growing poorer and  the rich are getting richer" may not be.  so observable in this country as in tlic/  older settled centres'of civilization, riutjJ.  even here the rule holds good iii its  small way, and men who havo but recently left the ranks of the workers to  take up a line that pays better, do not  hesitate to use their petty power for  their own aggrandisement, heedless of  the wounds th'ey cause by trampling  on finer sensibilities than they ever  possessed. Successful selfishness is now  so puiTed up that not even the memories which Christinas brings can pierce  its hide-bound armor of self-esteein, or  in western phraseology, ".swelled-hetid.''  The words written years ago-, are still  true to-day : .'',,'  "Man's inhumanity to man      } ' ���������   '-*  , 'Makes countless inillicyis mourn."  -But to-day tho-inhumanity is-hidden  behind the smiling ninsk 'and the outstretched hand. Not. the.inhumanity  of the lash, or the prison, or the torture, but of,,deceit, back-biting, two-  faced ncss and other jin-du-sii cle accomplishments. " Do unto all men as,you  would they should do unto you " was  the command of J-liin whose nativity  we celebrate.., But this command has  been twisted into something more  suitable to tho age of pietence in which  we live���������"Love thy neighbor to Ids  face, but jeer and ridicule him behind  hi.s back." But, thank heaven, till men  are not liars, neither are they all hypocrites, and the genuineness and sincerity one meets with now and then  goes far to reconcile one to living out  his brief span here below, Antf what  will it matter in a few years' timel  When the tenement is laidc.away, ir.  the ground and the sentient i-jing  steps into the presence of I-'-" M.-ikrr, j  wheie all men are equal, what will it '  matter then whether it< life on this j  planet, had been one of success and j  duplicity or'on''; of jprit-Lti'iO-s and-,  failure? All the even;.-, of thi-> f-xisi-j  ence will sink into utter iuMurtiifican?'"-, i  Christmas as a time of festivity may"!  be a tinner of the past to th** <:u-m j  majority of j.eopl������; cumpoMs.g the<j  C}itisritin{') nations, b'l1" <Jhn-tina>. a������ i  the accepted birthday or tin* wiHd'n |  Saviour should not be ,i time for i.i<-l.m  cliuiv, eic-ii for a man who ''ImiiI- en-i  tlr ly alone in th"* v,,.,���������i. ,,,,,,. ,���������.,  many of my r<*.uli*t  p.tit, in   th(  Lou,n-cd i\;<- rival. 1 sinc'i-ei  some lilt It- ray I if  happini  REVELSTOKE DIVISION TAX LIST.  Large   Increase in  the Valuation of  Real and Personal Property.  ' Below will he found a summary of  the tax list of the Revelstoke Division,  as Jinally confirmed tit the Court of.  Revi-tion" which was held here on ihe  uth inst. The division, besides Revelstoke, includes Trout Lake, Lai-tleau  nnd Illecillewaet. It will be seen that  the increases in real anil personal property, have , been substantial, with a  slight decrease in the acret>ge and tax  of wild lands, while the number upon  the roll has increased almost o00 per  cent.  There has been tin increase of 7,837  acres in real property, while tlie valuation has been increased by $57,1530, and  the tax by .$8S3.79.  The wild lands show a decrease of  205 acres, and a decrease in taxes of  tfU.O'i.      ,    ' . " .       ���������  Personal property shows an increase  in value of $11,421, while the tax under  this head hesbeen increased liy $207.13.  llUAI. I'UOl'UUTV TAX.  jaw.      ism. ';  A<TWjc...'.....:      ������i,178*32 18,311  Value -. f-'tel,H!'-'.0U SJ2t,:������ii<W  Tax, if iiaidafti*p.fuuc������nh      1,:������7.!U !>U.I������  "    , before      " '.ISJ.01 (i-.o.il.l  WILD  I.XSD TAX.  i Acreage y  :*7,:>!13 SJ.GSi  Tax if paid after June Sith    31.'i7l.7l     Sl.USil.Sli  **   before       " 3,73U.l>0       3,7.11.50  1T.HSOXA1. rilOI'liUTV TAX. '  Value .' *I8c<,G7U'0 $117,2.VJ.OO  TftK llpaiil after.Iunc SOtli.  ���������'          *'   before       "  Total number on Roll   9t:*.������s  (J29.07  7.')IJ.L',>  100.81  21j  8!)  THE'TRANSFER CONSUMMATED.  .  The Canadian Pacific Railway''Takes  Over" the Nakusp & Slocan.  The following notification was tele-  a;< aphed from the. O. P. R. ^neral office,  Vancouver, on. Thursday to all papers  in Kootenay: <  "Instructions ha ve just been received  by the CAP. R. officials to take over  the Nakusp & Slocan railway at once."  'This practically insures tho operation  of the road this winter, and also that,  communication will he kept'up with  Revelstoke. The sleigh road from Wigwam���������the present torn}inns of the/Arrow Lake branch���������to the head of the  Upper Arrow'Lake is now being vigorously pushed, and will be in readiness  lor traijic by Christinas.' K is expected  that'-'thu'bteainers will'be* able to run  through to-Wigwam for a month to  come. ' ,   '  oreTshipments.  '  Last   Sunday   the   steamer   Lytton  brought to Revelstoke 101 tons of ore  from the Slocan  Star mine.    Here it,  was" transferred  to   five cars and  despatched early Monday morning to its  destination���������the Oinaha&Grant Smelting Conipaii}', Omaha, Nebraska.    On  Thursday the steamer brought up six  carloads* (182,5,00   pounds)  of  Slocan  ore, the product-of four mines, as follows':'?',,       '"'.,"    7        ���������      '    ^  Noble Five-90.000 pounds, 3 carloads.  Sliica'tuStar-S^OOO... k    ''���������!  \    ".    ,  IMiimoeota--30,'100       "       1  Jicaceeau��������� 30,400       "       I        "   '  'Thesis shipments were .all brought  pultvia the, Nakusp it Slocan railway,  and consigned 'to the Omaha &. Grant  Smelting Company. They were for-  vvt.rde.1 yesterday by Mr. Brewster,  station-agent.  mine  th" on* , -o  .   o ���������     ,,  llllitlilltll'" to   O.ill  win Id.     \\ bile ;.i  ���������,iirth m.iv tak<- ii-. j  eeicbr.it Jon   of   I ni-,   t imc- l  h"p<*  lh.it !  ���������,    Ulii   llill-  tJi.it, il may no!  I--- a ,  it   a   '��������� A!f ��������� > \ <.'.i!-i-'  notice:, i  \TOTIf,i*i i>' In i-.-lij ,:i\''ii t'..i��������� i.'n i"  -"ii ni- !  ���������V    I'l'fi'iuiK   .Mlli i.i- ii urn-in.* ;i:ni> *i..    .'  ll.n\   1- -.Itfl    llfl'IMLCIIUl   t'*   ' hi*   Ivi.Of'MM   ^iij-itiiiK i  .*i  'I'ct.liiw  '-.Villi:'',!!. .   I.uiiil.i!,  'I I;.'.: !<i':i*. ,  ������ iii hi- |nu-<i*(lul'.|! ,������. i Unlir".,' {i. I . ,',. ;  t. MvrN,i,.vniN"i*: rr.\tc;, ���������-/.i.i.  SI or an Proxprrtar, Dcce.mb.-r llrli:  The ore from,the.-Payne tninc is 'neing  rawlu'ded down the zigzag trail fmin  the-rnine I o Throe Koik'V. 11 is ln-re  transferred to Mitchell I'tos'. sled, and  hauled to Kaslo. If thefJ. I'. )!. Ind  fiut in the I'2 miles nf ti-.u-!: nci-di-d  between the head of A mow Like an-!  the Wigwam it, would not htm* |.r,i  the liaulMig nt' this ore; l>u! ,in il r.  Mr.' iJaiJi-y'says lie "couldn't all'md '..  tiiUpvliiUtcas." 1  .Ml   p1'  ji'.iccr   claims   in   I In-   I >;'���������'' 'ft  !i*jriil\- in'lil may he l.ii.l ovi i from  ihe  loth f'jetobcr.  1H!'I. tollu* l-t .limn, \'-'-T>.  .V.  r-MT/.S'lT.'SUH.     '  (r'.l.'-l  ( 'iilllllli ."  'n,n ,-.  I),i!cd at Neb.on, 'A,A '..  ilh '.)< lolicr, i'-'M.  AJ'j'LIf'ATION" rOF! LIQUOR In. ��������� SB.  -'iri  '  i- ii,":������������������ ,: t ',p i:\' :i, i  i . ii'ii i  '",       ,i :,:���������!',,     ,, ���������       , ,,. ,  !, I,.       . 'i ,i ii'   .,'   .\ .      ,.       .ii       iti      ..l  \ i i , i i ,   .    ��������� ,     i i,n i ,,    i       . r .  IMJ,   l|.i   , J    I I    '.V 1 ^       .'    ,      I I  I  ,|  .i.'>-, i-i; v. . i ��������� i:i'  II   .i M'iI.i. '!. ( .. Ji. ii Ml.* i  '.Mi, l-'U  Children's Christmas at the Methodist  ," ���������        ��������� Church.  : On i- Monday evening, (Christmas  Eve) the annual distribution of Christmas presents anrl entertainment will  take place in the Methodist church.  Santa Claus (claimed to the only one  of that ilk in town) willdo'the distributing in te il Father Christinas style,  and as each little one in the town is to  have a present he will have all his  work cut out. and therefore lie  hope*1 to commence business promptly  at ei^ht' o'clock. A 'special feature  will be the old "Dutch mill," of which  wti c-tin ffiv-f}. no explanation until \ve  have seen it at work. The programme  will include vocal and instrumental  mu-ieT'rectiation.s. and dialogues in  ch.sractr-r. and the* public is promised  one of the b'tst entett.iinnients of a  siuiilar, naturr- ever yet produced  ht-re. tlie ' vains people having been  practising hard for se\eral weeks past,  the lant pra'-ricr* bfing to-night. Ad- ,  rr/'-^ion: Adult- 2~> 'Curs; children |  fiv.-. Parr-ti's and othcr-t who desitc j  to L'i--'- their ju'/cni!'' rf*laii\r*s , and  fi i'end- .. Chri-jniis Imx will be tit lib- ,  '���������!-; v t'/ t.iriko ii-*; of t in* <i<*o ision for ,  t!,;. i. piirpo-i .  .������lnr\h.t,l'.  I!ion.i.li:- -Pi< KKitr.vis. Itr-ci'tiiher 1'5. ,  ,tt the ('i.iiiml.i.i Id..:-i-, ;t.'M'!-lok', .  by tin* l{"--\.  ('. A. IJ.i*'*iiiiu*r. *.'c|io.i  I.IDj.ill   .      in       KcV.'l iliik",      in    Mii-(  .Magj/ie I'li-kt'i-.o.^, ol  K.iillloops.  3.RTM.  TAi'i'isft.  , I)' i-i mlicr Vi, at !-?(������������������.��������� I-iokc  Si.'iiuti. lii'.-.\i:-' of Robert T.'ij-i)i"ff.  Ol"   I  ,l n.  KEVKI.ST0KF.  PRINTING AND  PUB-.,  LISHI.NT, CO., Lid. :  V-'OTier. H ITKItKI'V *WVKV th.u rhnAn- '  ,N p.-.i.i; (������������������ ni r il M'-< ti������j,' "' th' .-.i.ir'-iioM'r-  ������ii' h' In!'! mi Wi *liu���������.!ii������, .huci.iry .'ad, I-'i',,  .it l! o'i I'll-1.* ;. rn in ', i' "���������'it Ihil, II'-' el-1' Vn,  Id d-d, Iiirnt'', I'.' -h'. i'ii-ui'iV '.' Art to..-  t >'.'.(   ii r.,t .-'��������� ^!,i i '   w..iic>> ton,-.n l ^ui-ii (it her  llll-.,Ml -     .'-   <���������,!',   '       III ' ���������     -���������'!'} . I  'i in' ;,i i ii in '���������  .' il..-ii ise!-ait'r-1   i a'-'.i' al.ir-  I, ,'-,'.'   '.'1  .������. H. Ifdoi'iK'H, .t '-.-'���������' .r>. ,  "I'.i". 'N'ol:'-. ll"-. ,"������h, l/-f>'.. i  Halcyon Springs Hotel,  ARROW   LAKE,  f S :io-s  oJict*. ai   th'- ���������  t ' Ji'l.t ic .-I  ll"!  | '   ��������� I"' *- ,   t'"l     Mil     ,!(' Ollll/I1 ���������l  i' io   ,   o,  j   ���������  i        f;,>'i--> i������; GO  tt- %?.S)   ,.*r (Jay  f. \." '. 7'i'    ( ,''i, or f, .'   He  'tl.    ,- , ( i i ii  i ,i i <        !,,     .1 I   I I   I'        oi     l|\     ||i        I,     JIM II    I    I II  in1 .ni. iii'i <\.  OAWfiOrt. cnAD-oofX ,v. r;o.    i  ; The gentlemen who have been foie-  niost in procuring the new street lamps  are to he congratulated on their public  spiriteiiness and enterprise, conferring  such a.v.-ist benefiton the town at large  and at once lifting it out of the rank of  an obscure village into a nicely illuminated town. Eleven lamps were placed  in position along Front street on Wednesday, and were till lit up for the first  time the same evening. The ell'eet was  very pretty, especially from the railway,  the lamps giving a nice steady, mellow  light, almost equal to gas. Tlie scene  was stranger-to_ReveIstoki;ins, and it  required no great stretch of fancy to  imagine oneself looking on a winter  scene in a panoramic picture, say "St.  Petersburg ,hy night," the long street  covered with snow, the glimmer of the  distant lamps, and tho illumined win-  , flows aiding the imagination wonderfully. The lamps can be regulated to burn  any number of hours, but on Wednesday night they appeared to have been  allowed full limit, .-is they were still  burning at 7:80 on Thursday morning.  It has, been calculated that the expense for oil will be. about $7 a week of  seven'nights, which, with the cost of  attendance, will have to be met by subscription. But, of course, the lamps  will not be lit on moonlight nights, and  in the summer they will not be needed,  so that the expense per year will not  be so very great. Everybody, or tit  least, every householder, in the town  should endeavor to, contribute something, tis the convenience will not be  confined to dweller*? on Front street  alone. The improvement, is so gieat  that one cannot, help asking, "Why  ever was this not1 done before?" It  gave such a tinge of warm cdn'il'ort to  the street that many people took a  promenade oh Wednesd.-ty night just to  enjoy the novelty. ' This 'matter was  ventilated by '"Diogenes" some weeks  ago, and we tire very , glad to  .see that, ^n'.s remarks , have borne  fruit. A company, .composed, of the  leading tradesmen and hotel-keepers,  lias been formed and will undertake  the lighting of (ho streets, but 'it is expected that all citizens will subscribe  towards the expense.  It, has been said thtit "the station  leads." If the people! at the station desire' to lc.i.l'in the matter of street  lighting, we would like to suggest, the  erection' of a few lamps in the dark  roadway between the Union Hotel and  the driig store. It was not very long  ago we stiw ti man walk into the stream  outside Sibbald's store in the darkness.  After passing the glare from the, store  'window it is almostjuipossible, on a  very dark night, to see the bridge. It  is,too late for thu station to "lead," but  we hope they will follow. (  THE BIG BEND MAIL.  ' John,P. Neilson, who carries the. mail  .kotvvoen Revelstoke and Big Bend,'ar'-  ri^ed down- on Monday,from his first  'roiind trip, lie ' left .Revel&toke on  November' 27th with about 10 pounds  .ofunail and other matter, and arrived  at Gold Stream on ..December Gth.<  From there he went to French Creek  and stopped two days, and also visited  Sanderson's camp on McCulloch Creek.  Here=they were, running m acioss-cut  ISO feet and expected to strike the rim  at anv time. On the Consolation mine,  French Creek, they had taken out $220  worth of gold in four days, while working in what may be called preparatoiy  ground, i. c, ground that had to be removed before they could reach the pay  streak ahead. They expected to make  the distance in about a week from the  time Mr. Neilson left. On Gold Stream  Harry Howard and partners were already taking out tfold. Tom Maloney  and''Williams and "Harry" are work-  in<j; with Charle-t Norleins on Sol Hol-  den's placer claim on Gold Stream. At  Gold Hill work had been stopped on  tu count of the sluice freezing. J'. W.  Il.i--.kins and Jim Townsend tiro trapping on Smith Crqek. " Wild Bill" is  trapping on Cat ties Creek. John Boyd,  Tom Bain and Mcintosh, ranching on  Downie Creek, are all well and comfortable." clearing oil trees and doing a  little trapping.. Two men are working  in' the canyon onCarnes Creek. Mr.  Neilson had an extremely hard  tiip going, up. The snow was soft,  and walking on snowshoes was very  tiresome. It was better coming down,  the snow being firmer. He had to  camp out four nights going up and a  like number returning. The . snow  av.'t-agcd about'two feet deep except,  on Devil's Garden, where it was four  feet. lie will not start on hi-��������� next  trip till after New .Year's, when he expects to have his dog train ready for  us'!. He i.s wiilinic lo undertake lo  tarry a monthly until to Trout Lake, if  I In- postal authorities will olVer a similar subsidy to l.tiat already granted for  I'.ig B"nd���������$2()a nionih. No doubt the  Trout Lake people would tie only In  pli-ased to suhsrribeeiiough in addition  to make  it a f.ii.-ly ivmuiieradivr trip.  The greatest papers in Great /'.ritain  .ind the L'niletl Stales freely acknowledge the wonderful merit of the h'tim-  ihj Jfrrn/d ritul I Vri-kly Sl.ir, .Mont real.  The Finnily I/rr/i/rl i-, a gival newspaper.md a gi eat family paper, but it  t- more | h.in that, it is oueof the gretit-  (*-.< ant horitie.i ti^thc world nn cheese,  biitter, gtner.il fl.iityuig, nnd general  fat tm'ng. How a progif-ssivc, up-to-  date fat liter can do wii hoilt I he Family  Il.'ral'l ond Wrcklij S'ar of Montreal  it hard, indeed, to understand.  j, ^ ,. Kootori'i.v liodKa  *HtfJf fit,*  ll * ' ll'*"' "-''itlJ* I'll l'l llllfl  4 ,-,���������~������ ,.,,    )., I,)   j,,    |i,,.    M(,  -  ^-^_. .. ... I  // 1    ---->-~7��������� ,111       II   HI    III        ll'-    ,*",  IS-  ,//,.���������?>���������������������������.���������      x~\       (,ii,c I ( M)i|i-,l!iit*r in- ���������-  , /~P?-~r~.';<C'Wtf    - H.-li.   '.'i    I Ik*   lllii'l  f ^i ���������"'t.iMjJi&K   '"\.        '  .I'.I  'la/     ill     l.U'll  - ,-."'.''.   -,,,     *^s,   '.'������������������'.. '" "���������! 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V-l  ���������  vl  w. ,i  I,: i , Mi  .i i  i\ 'I'liiim'.v. -i i  A''.>r.t for    vVMltioj; ������^.(;:iio Cocj.-.i'iy.  Speight Wagon   Comimn THE KOOTENAY MAlh  PAG*  .->..  o.  LOCAL ITEMS.  A splendid variety of Children's Toys  at Coursier's.  Mr. Thos. Kilpatrick,   C.P.R.  bridge  superintendent, is in town. (,  Who is looking after the sidewalk in  - front of the Firehall ?  The Masonic lodge intend giving an  " at home " some time in January.  Frank.Bourne is expected home  for  the Christmas holidays, to-morrow.  ' Miss Kingdon, of Glacier, has been  visiting friends in town this week.  The Calgary Herald has been resuscitated, and is published as a daily.  ' If  you want to make a Christmas  present, call and see the Holiday Goods  <      at Coursier's.  Mr. Thos. Richardson, one' of lllecil-  lewaet's old timers, was , in'town on  Monday. ' ' =  There is a rumor'that a new public  ,    hall is to be erected at  the corner of  Front and Benson streets.  1    '   Harry   Hay   returned   to   town   on  ,   Tuesday after working for the past'few  ,  months with one of the bridge gangs.  H.  N.: Coursicr is still running oil'  Millinery,   Laces,   Dress   Goods    and  Trimmings at a great reduction.  Rev. W.  Ross,   of' Donald, > was  in  1   town  over Thursday night, and held  service in the Presbyterian Church the  ; same evening.  Among those'decorating foi Xmas  in a tasty manner is the Revelstoke  Bakery. ������������������ Evergreens and fancy papers  are the principal features.  ,,A pile driver has just been completed  , for use o'n the bridge over the Illecille-  waet, on which work is expected to be  commenced shortly. ���������  r "Major-General Herbert, commander  of the Canadian militia, passed through  this week for Victoria,and the coast  cities, where he will make an inspection  of the barracks and armories.      r'    ,  C B. 'Hume & Co.'s windows take  first place this year for their elaborate  decorations. The centrepiece in the  eastern window is 'a magnificently  dressed doll as big as a six-year-old  ' girl- ' ���������     '  Wm: Cleveland left yesterday foi  Lardeau with the intention of working  his horses on the sleigh road now being  made by, the Revelstoke <fc Arrow Lake  Railway Co. from the Wigwam to the  head of the lake.  It is reported from Chicago that the  ��������� C.P.R. has refused to comply with all  the requirements, aud that the Traus-  - continental Railroad Association will  ,    be formed without the Canadian line.  (If this is so, there will be a big fight on.  ��������� The Ledge announced its last.issue in  Nakusp on Thursday. The outfit has  been moved over to New Denver, where  the humorist will endeavor to Lower(}-)  the,monetary, stringency in his office  and buck against the Times generally.  __- George Luforme, one 'of "the owners  of the Consolation gold mine on French  Creek,,Big Bend, left here.on Tuesday  for the mine*'. He, is only carrying a  light pack and goes on snowshoes. lie.  expects to reach ���������< the mine before  Chistmas.  A.suprise party'was given Mr. Anton  Burguson last Saturday evening at his  new residence, Park Lot 20. Dancing,  singing and an abundance of refreshments contributed to making tbe evening a most pleasant, one.^ Social events  are' becoming general in our rural  district. -'   , ,  .  ,   Ladies' Mantles are.now offered at  prices, from $3.30 to. $5) tit Coursier's.  On  Monday  the Lytton  carried on  bet down trip 'two   carloads  of  cattle  ' from. Sims wap; car of oats and another  of notatoes for Nakusp ; car of flour for  ' Nelson,'and a car of merchandise. She  left yesterday morning with three carloads of railway supplies and merchandise, mostly for Nakusp.  Mr. Geo. C. Marsh, late station agent  at Three Forks, .arrived in town on  Thursday, and will probahly return to  the _pronged city on Tuesday liexfc.  He says in many years' experience as a  railroad man he has nevei   seen a new  *��������� road carry. so much freight as the  Nakusp & Slocan.  , At the general meeting of the Selkirk  Snowshoe and Toboggan Club held last  week in the Firehall, F. B.���������Wells wa*  elected captain ; Guy Barber, assistai.it  captain;   W.   G.   Pax Urn,    secietary-  - treasurer. 'The next meeting'will be  held on Thursday^ the 27th inst., at  which aill interested-^are-Tequested to  attend. - ,     "  The "finally revised Dominion 'voters'.  lists for Yale, Kootenay and Cariboo  werc'gazetted at Ottawa on Saturday'  last. Those who'were not fortunate  enough to get on the list will thus be  excluded from voting at the next  general election, . which, from several  authentic, accounts will take place  eifcliev in February or March next. ���������  The Slocan Prospector, Three Forks :  " When three barbers struck the town  the other evening it did not appear to  worry Johnson a little bit. He quickly  picked out F. LoOasto, the artist fiom  Nakusp and Revelstoke, look him iuto  partnership and manipulated the  others out of town. Johnson and Lo-  Casto, working together, can easily do  all the work that is required in the ton-  soriul line in this town at present."  Several lines of Ladies' Goods at  almost half price at Coursier's.  Mr. H. W. Kent, of Vancouver,  manager of the Bell Telephone Co.,  was iu town this week on his way to  Three Forks, where he goes to conned,  the mines in the neighborhood with  that town. The company have recently  completed connections which enables  their subscribers in Vancotivei and  New Westminster to communicate with  Seattle, Tacoina and other sound oil ies.  Manager Kent expects to spend about  two months on his present trip in  southern Kootenay.  "Much Ado About Notliinsr."  wtto  him  A fairly well attended public meeting was held in the school house on  Wednesday evening last for the purpose of discussing the renewal of the  charter of the'Red Mountain Railway,  application for which is now pending  before the legislature.- The meeting  was the outcome of a letter leceived  from Mr. J. M. Kellie; M.P.P..  asked that instructions he wired  on the matter.   <  Mr. II. N. Coursier was elected chair-'  man, and Mr. T. L. Haig secretary.  Mr. Coursier, in explaining the object of the meeting, said it was a question whether we were willing to assist,  outside:���������property and some 'townsite  boomers, whose only object apparently  was'-to build up'the town of North port  at the. expense of the Trail Creek mines,  oi* by refusing the extension encourage  home industry by having the ores  transported through the district and  probably smelted this? side the line. He  asked Mr. Vail for an expression of  opinion as that gentleman had recently  been through the district, "and therefore had considerable knowledge of the  situation. ���������, -  In response to the chairman's request  Mi. Vail said from his knowledge  of  the matter he did not think  it advantageous to the district tliat the request  for an extension   should   be   granted,  lie   explained   that the ores of  Trail  Creek were of a low grade which would  not bear shipment for long distances,  and  to   be   handled, profitably would  have to be smelted as  near as possible  to the place'of production. "The mines  were located 2200 feet 'above  the river  and the ore could be brought by a tramway to Trail,' where a smelter could be  erected.    It was   a question  whether  this trade went east or. west.   It was'  likely that the C. P. R. would connect  from Robson and all ores and material  could be brought over Canadian transportation .lines.   Tho charter in quesT  tion   was   granted   upon   the   12th of  April, 1893, and had two years' to run,  which the   company   could   have   extended for a  further   period   of   two  years  by commencing work, and can  still be extended if work is commenced  before the'12th of April, 180.^   Therefore he could see no good reason why  the company did  not'extcud  the time  themselves, when it was entirely within their power to do so.   It looked considerably -like' a  speculation,   because  the company could as yet only build  to the boundary line'and could not get  to their destination before the Colville  reservation was opened.   The 'promoters were  the same people who con-,  trolled  the Spokane & Northern railway, which road'had shown an inclination   to   embarrass   the   trade of tho  Trail Creek district to   the advantage  of   their  own   interests on  the 'other  side of the line.   For those reasons he  was opposed  Lo granting, the  request  for an extension.  Mr. H. A. Brown wanted to know if  the best inteiests of tlie miners'in the  district would be served by obstructing the extension of this charter. They  were in a much better position to judge,  and the matter should be left to them  to decide. This charter carried with it  no exclusive rights, anil therefore it was  open to any corporation or individual  to build a railroad there if they so desired. The company, he considered,  were acting in good faith, and it appeared to be a, business-like method  not to staicconstruction on one section  ot'ithe load until a .right of way could  be secured over the Col >'ille reservation.  All Americans who come lieie with  capital meant business. It was much  better that the miners at Trail be afforded Mil opportunity to ship their  ores by the shortest route to the smelters of the present than that they  should be compelled to take the more  cii;euitous route Lo the same smelters  or the smelters of 'the future. Therefore he would not be a party to attempt  to block a pioposition which'meant the  investment of c ipitat in' the country.  Mr. T. L. Haig was doubtful if the  company really ment business. They  might let another two years elapse be  trade Of that district would be of little  benefit to Revelstoke. At most, it  would only mean the switching of a  few cars here.  Mr. Haig said there appeared to be  an impression that the renewal of the  charter meant the building of the road,  but it did nor follow that such would  be the case.  . After some further discussion of n  desultory character, Mr. Haig moved,  seconded by Mr._F. Fraser, "that the  meeting here assembled to discuss the  renewal of the charter of the Red  Mountain Railway feels that it has not  sufficient information in its possession  to enable it to decide, either for or  against theproposed renewal and therefore leaves the matter entirely to the  disci etion of our member, and at the  same time thanking him for the compliment paicl in consulting us iu the  matter."  This was carried unanimously, i  THE PLACE TO BUY  THE SILVER BOW MINE.'    ,  Sir,���������Your mining readers, of whom  there many, will be interested to hear  the result obtained from a shipment of  about two carloads of copper ore from  the Silver Bow mine near Illecillewaet,  this last summer. <        '  T1h> name of the company who mined  and shipped the,ore is the Fish River  Copper & Silver Mining Company, of  Hamilton, Ontario, and ��������� the Chicago  Copper & Refining Company is'" the  name of, the firm who smelted it. The  returns are as follows:    ' '  Weight of ore sent, 31,060 pounds.  Yield: Gold, 9 303-1000 ounces; silver,  111 97-1000ounces; copper, 7,500pounds.  This, is equal to about 25*S per cent, of  'copper, 7 ounces "silver per ' ton,  and  $11 gold per ton.' ' ���������    '  The price paid per ounce for the silver is not'stated ; it was no doubt the  market value at that time.  - The copper wasi'paid for at. about 9  cents per pound for refined copper,  which seems to me' a1 very low figure,  but still very useful for reference to  enable miners to estima te the probable  value of their ore.  The main point, however, w.hich I am  very'glad to impress on your readers  is this: that notwithstanding considerable necessary expense incurred in  mining and haulage, and the very low  price paid for the metal extracted,  there ivas a very handsome profit on  the transaction.'      ' '   ���������  ���������Next summer willcdoubtless see a  much stronger development of this  particular .claim, and most likely a  concentrator will be erected close by,  which will vastlv increase the profits.  Your readers are indebted to the  courtesy of W. A. Wood, Esq., Hamilton, Ont:, for the'details above given,  and in times like these, when it is so  difficult to .ascertain the truth about  the value of ores, any reliable information such as thiss is doubly valuable,  and I feel sure that all mining men  will wish success to the Fish Riverc  Company,' who have stuck to their  mine through all these non-paying  times, and have finally proved it to be.  a sound and profitable concern.  The next thing must be a smelter in  British Columbia, preferably near Rev7  elstoke, and then prosperity will once  more shine on our district; "Oh let it  bo soon!" A. H. Holdich.  PUBLIC SCHOOL EXAMINATION.  $200 REWARD.  A reward of $200 has bean offered for  the recovery of the bodies of Andrew  Wh.-ilen and Ed. S. Wilson, who were  drowned in the. Columbia river at this  place on December I2th undermost unfortunate circumstances. The reward  will stand good to the amount of $100  for each body, and notices have been  posted to this effect by William Kir-  kup, Andy Whalen's partner. Several  men are searching along the river below here, but it, is not generally believed that, they will be successful, the  Columbia seldom giving up ils dead.  3<3ilw,-ud Whalen, Andy**-/ brother, arrived in io.vn on Tuesday from Qu'Ap-  pclle, where lie has a ranch. Me is  very auxioim Iu ivcmt'i' Ins brollier's  body ,and give it proper liiuial, but  had to le,-i\e fur home on Tliur-silay.  fore starting construction'.* If the  charter was extended the conditions  should be made much more stringent.  It appeared Lo him like an attempt to  .monopolize the means of communication to the mines.'    '  Mr. Brown again pointed out that  the granting of this request did not exclude anybody else from the district.  The more railways the better it would  be for the camp.  Mr. Vail Said he did not oppose the  building of the railway, but the company h.'ul it in their power to extend  the time themselves. They might  turn a hundred shovelsful of dirt and  thereby secure the. desired extension.  He thought they should lie held to the  original conditions of their charter.  Mr. F. Fraser considered that the  matter might safely ho left to the discretion of Mr. Kellie, who, no doubt,  was in possession of all the facts. It was  no new thing to extend charters of this  nature, and as tho product of those  mines must be shipped to foreign  smelters it particularly affected the  mine operators, and they .should not be  interfered with in l.hoirchoice of routes,  lie did not consider that Mr. Corbin,  who already had a large amount invested in tlie country, could be fairly-  called a mere townsite boomer. If the  company wanted an extension they  should be allowed to have it.  Air. A. H. Holdich, being asked by  the Chairman for his opinion, said that  lie thought it was better to have the  ores smelted somewhere than nowhere  ���������even if it meant the construction of  a smelter at, Northport.  Mr. Ed. Adair said if the company  did not want a bonus or any spocia'l  privilege thev should be given the extension asked for.  Mr. O. II. Allen considered it was a  question which should be left lot be men  at Trail Creek. Personally be did not  feel like placing any ob-itruciion in Ihe  v.-.iy of outside capital, no matter  where it came from.  1 Mi. Mrowns.-iid the men interested  In the di-uiet iwii' shrewd busbies-  !nen *,\'!iii \vmild sie.'-l1 i heir ii. .'o on (lie  spul, if it was pioliliible   In do mi.    The  The semi-annual .public examination  of the Revelstoke Public School was  was held yesterday afternoon, when, a  number of the parents and ex-pupils  were present. After the ordinary exercises recitations were given by Violet,  , Northey, Florence Fraser, Annie'  Robertson and Edith Fraser.  Then followed the most pleasant  item o������ the afternoon���������a presentation  by Essie Hamilton and Florence Fraser,  on behalf of the pupils of the school, to  Mr. Laing.  In a neat little speech Essie introduced the subject and handed a cuff  and collar case (in leather), while Florence followed with a satin lined necktie  case. l  Mr. Laing was somewhat at a loss to  know how to reply, a.s he had not the  slightest hint of what was to take place.  The reports for the month were distributed, and the results of the written  exaniinal ions held during the past ten  days were made known.  The scholars will holiday for two  weeks before resuming their studies.  Nabbed and Caged.  Albert    Littlejohn,   who   has   been  giving the  police   authorities   of   the  district considerable trouble for some  time, through his  insatiable desire for  fresh air, has been  placed where it is  not   likely   he   will   make  any  more  excursions   for   a   while.'     lie    was  awaiting trial  here on a charge of appropriating some .-jewelleiy belonging  to Dan Dunn, of Nakusp,  and  on the  22nd ult.. the eve of the day set for his  trial,   he  managed   to  make  good his  escape,  and  succeeded in   eluding his  pursuers until last Saturday, when he  was captured at Burton  City,   Trout  Creek,   by a special-officer  who  had  been     sent   down   to   head   him   off.  Office!   Fauquier, of Nakusp, returned  him t<>  the   " Hotel de Graham" last  Sunday.   As this was the second time  Littlejohn had escaped from  the jail  here. Officer* Graham was not going to  take any more chances.   Accordingly,  the prisoner was arraigned on Monday  morning,  when  he  was committed to  K.-unloops jail  upon the charge of jail  breaking, and  he, was   taken  to that  secure retreat the same evening.    The  Government, should Lake some Steps lo  j put  the lockup  here  in a proper con-  I ditiou for tile  reception  ol   prisoners.  | The wiimler .���������( present i.s  that more of  i them do not escape, as the facilities for  , llieii    proper    detention    ate    (if   the  . ( nub-si.  HARDWARE;  AND  ERAL  0  lb xi.JL  rovisio  ST0YES  ' '        V ������ t  DEALERS IN  i  5  ������������������li  r  ��������� ?i.  I-I  ��������� X  JUST RECEIVED, ONE CARLOAD  h  ILEEE   &���������  ZEZGILS,  POST-OFFICE STORE.  Gents' Furnishings,  ' .  ������'��������� ' ��������� :-.��������� ,*-' *  ���������.--. V,  eaicmes"  ������*  And TOILET ARTICLES of every description.  *.   s.I)/.        X,  **\    ���������'"?'.������  pecialty i   :  If you want to reach the People in the North Riding of West Kootenay  YOU SHOULD  o  se in  OOOOOOOO   OOP   o  o  o  c  IF   YOU   WANT  You can get it done at the " Mail" Office  ll  IN THE PROVINCE.  oooooooooooooooooooo OOOOOO O OOOOOOOO oo  ���������    REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C. PA
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Y3TERY.
MI5pnG LINKS.
PLATINUM AS MONEY.
DANGERS Or  CHICKEN-RAISING-
EARLY CIRCULATING   LIBRARIES.
Asphalt is taken 'iin,, n lake of pitch in
the Is.an - i-i   I ruiKi.i'l.
The 1 i' t   Km \s   111   th" world aro rondo
by  the (il'��.  nf Le'i'ril   \,n
P111 ii'iiii ic   ti-is   'ate   ln-f 1 f nnd very
Bervic" ilit- o 1 husoit il mn "ii'iim ei
In J]ii_*i 11.1l lmiis iii!u-is I i\i in nj a
tax on fii.li 11 ali ii-rv'rti.i m t'M'ii i.ini.'ov.
Stiei'l ba.ide ur- io, ;ei:n"'ul i.iGt
many utile's ih"_\ n<n mp-iiy p-t ei s-amip.
Tho aven ga iiu'.iuui nf [hi sin, - j<i a
dwelling iitiiiij -��t tho lest Umtod Stales
ceiiann. >va> "?. -ii.     '���  < * |
'' 'A'" re&oi:t ���rerkslnrp. Pa , fnnoral was
graced by tha p��oi-u:ico or it inoiu:ier on a
bicTcfe. ���'      "'  - '       "'        I
The Japanes.** now m.iko tennis racquets.  ,
A Spanish tiiiisieian has'deviHud u aywtem I
of wusieal nol.tion by v/hiuh *..'io flat and |
Bharp s-yu e.n ia do".t) nwnv Willi 1
Iu Cluiiit 11 in-in   win*  hillod   his  father
wan   exi'Cit-d    nnd    alo'iir    wltn   M'U ins  '
schoolmaster   for  noc   having taught him j
bettor '��� - r{
""German civil ongmeors will erect a mon- '
uraemia Berlin tn o'tu lunmorv of l)r Wi-r- j
ner von Siemens, the tai'ioiiu oloftLiuinu ;
and inventor.
' Nenr'y i��*o thirdi of nil tho letters carried by the poafd t'jrvico of tbo world aio
written, HHiir to and road by KugKsh
speaking people.
Tha most, diMly digested meaU  aro cold
mutton,  liiut'uu c*lit*7.s,    viui.oii,    tender- '
An   Intfj i".. msr
r.I.uf.   lit   i'i<'
������r\.
��^\p<-i 1***1 nt   in   t oirnjrf
2ti,s..,i,.   ������i�� ersi.ient.
.1 I    Vi.-   G   0.
'ot\
co 11 j on   a   time.'   t-'.i 1   Mr
Ba'i-e,. 17'    ot   Now   Yot\   w .o'-con-
| i.iele i \,rh the cnlv p1 ii'ivi"    i' . 11.ng
1 pi ��� i" 1   "'���,.' United rjiiiti-, ' ii'i- 1.1 iu!i-
I c 1 ii-.����i ! j  trv   the  e\]nii 1 1 nt  o: u.ing
1 pl.ip.eir ; as   a uiouev tin.t.1     There is
ljc.ii.} li.tit   of   that  .uncle   fo'ind ,my-
, vl, -11 (i-i>   on  the ir/ol e  (���".!,( in t'.c
1 IJk.1 Mo uil.ui.s, iii   tne   {\..r .   *io'.. in-
' n>:i-,   ..'id   li-ivmpr   a   uiotieji!.  of tbe
, piicnr.i scuif, the id on of  ;i f i i' if-a
1 cofi oOiimei   .���.l.iusible     I3nt   11.   didn t
j.io\e   11  ),lit.eim^   i-ncf.e.s, nn'i 1 )ia,ve
in ver -eesi ,mv  com uiddo of pl.uinmn
I b'* thus   go\eimuuut  dated   laier than
j ibu     ' :
1 "lj"rc if. one of" tho samples of tho
! R".��r- m (������vpc'imopt." p;.i 1 Mr 1' Acer,
, t.tl.iiij." in, 'i hi" poel'Ota pec .1 o" t 'he
li..c ot 1 liver (ju.at" r. It ' o-e t,'i< ii-.te
, It'.iO ..-.ii ;,,r! some lliir.-~i, n ei. u. ( teif
���  Oil 1!  *-*t,l if., !t,�� It to   1)0   oi   llie *W.!"t> of
r-l.N nil lei, 0^  about >}l.70 iu .i.uu rican
moi.^v
"i li-.-^-e ^,11 for it howevr " sr.i.'- T'fr.
"'ain". lis ininusio -.. ��� i����* *- vorth
tl.it .-i'tiier.nt 'At 1 . iii Tf\ no
'ritioi;   wot-.fd  :;6 11.   *,\ j, l. IZiir'M
A Sfrory nf "VT.^t iki n 1.1 ..it :t^' Tnvolv!'i�� Jfte
1   .....   ,lij,|   '.',[' ���   iv 111^.
"I li .v�� ne.ir 1 of .1 {Trent many p-i-��p
ef me- u'.eii liie��ilify. .s .1'. an U- ,i��
toii.i'.i .iwnr, "hue iieM r v u ������ e.i.ie
n i^': i.-t" . ,' ' as tii.it of .1 i.ui J e , ��� 1
(il O'd 21'.' i '.-. ill TiV Coll   tv    '}    ,i>e;,
'   h-    !��� ��� if.1  tit  in.i *-.< !   J   f.  .-j  "
pfo
iio :.iiii -r r, k\ .i.j1 ;��� r
s i(>e i by Ii i..ir, : ���     l'i ,
ify si'iii.*.* fv.. y     rim !
ri .lijcil   lo   L<i>-e   i>i   1 '
..tii.^ her,   tiuS   ht <in 1
&ho   earned   out lu.r '
l'u-u.o- ,.( .'ho went ii'V ���}-, l,ut .1 y.-.u
(u hj ]..viH : iv roitd .'in ot .milt of f.'ie
Oi-c./"> *i.y   ot   the bo "y   of u  i" 1-1  iii
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oil
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mid I'ike ji'-iimaiu ur ti.i .* >' f ��� ir>.,r
tleit no "rlu-: couiil'y p:o.< ��� il mi; of
itlosneik of, wliuli ii ,'y be.\f:pio
home ef (1.1 Mhei, liieii'j I", 1! iiiin
ib  lo\\er   tii.iu   it  w.ifl   tv 1   ji'.ii'. :,ro.
L>. msr\i.i>i
t)W ^;>i ,") <iii 0 1'iti, 'An e..*h
it wvs 'viTrh M
loins,  hirloma,  utt-Crk,   Ir.rab   cliopa, r rontt a v."liile ;j;".')v it \v& 'ViTr!' ,",; i .  . eviiif-
beef, rabbit nnd cliicken. j  At Us ],ii"-enL nuco it lS.Vi-l ..'"'tit liilf
. ScK-iHific oieanhnebi ls to be promoti'tl in j a�� vd'-.diiu .w irold    ' In ip  the  :i.' iviiNt
fren'uh  hci*io��1io<<iux   by   boiK-d  d.-inkint: Ot iiier,-,!-, ilasjecj.x gnivt\ e'.CLidn.i*;
water, uuinp clothe iiuiteml i,{ dry dtistars I thai ol ��uld, -ihonb   o  jwi   etnl , :m.l so
and broofns, "and   rtU   antifcoptic   oleanmqp j ductile   Ih.ii.   ft   c.ih   be   di urn   into n
once a week.           * ' ! thread 1 hV<) (j' an inch in ditiuiet(.r."���
'Tho Berlin Roynl  Library   hns  acqiinod W�� tiJtm^too I'obt.
in .01,
...1  ii*
-.hii'id
if tie.-
11
i  cur
i.^.i iit-!d i:.o
"i-i    V.'..iJ    L.-lI
I'u horly ii ;.,iOtc��-,J.*ti'(i of iu �����  hie,
..n i ev< vy oi.e i.v ui.ee jtojjouiicc \-,
do-ei
it. All.
hi i- luii,',iiid Shu r, co^; J'.'-*!!
;.t oiice, ��...il the further f..ct
de.*. I v..nil .ic i l iVi.i i-rou! Ill Iti
j.ist; ,!������) b.-r ihItIiuthI ii.*.I, .;.iv
DEAfJLu-ST   OF   K .'OWN   POISONS-
Rlioji'imiUil lin,    From   ret   Afrfci'n  flimt,
nil At'm* uf V* lil.-li f��� iM-i   < -im.s.
To  the V"'st of O'o knovle"
t>w ],- j.-lrlMi P-ji... the ���>*
pnioOii io th 't wiiil.ii was ,ii.-'
Piorossoi* iJ'i/is'r. 01 B l:;i'"a
la<iA, \nl L'.jvii as shop'i.niii
be]),11 it'jd 11 r.om t,'ie Afin
jii.i.it, sh'iph.i'itlius iii'pj iii-
of etl'.t-.- una fdco'r.ol ^r ht'
thou'j.fid 1 lilhoulu put oi a 1
(hi\st,iiij?eil shofih.im.lii .1:1  ;
aSdmnic riinnuhoript by h   Ih-brow dot-tor
of the'fom tuonth cntiiiy  which   oroni'ii'a
to throw much light on the hibtoiy otmed
icino. ' t
The InrgCHt doftth r.ito of any city in tho
world, frofli th�� me of aleohe!, is mooided
��u Stockholm, the S.>-edmh'- <<.'Jp tal ��� Tho
nnmbiji of denths fnJni i'his oafide it ninety
Iu 1,000. ' '    '-.
-' A jnry ��t Wabash, ! Ind., acanittetl 'a
conductor ohp.'ijStjd \Mth "knookiii,; dov. a"?'
The principal vltnesi. t^iilnst tlio r.tcntod
���was a "tpettc:," and tho -jeiy retn=c.l to
believe  I 1:11 ,
A drop or oil of vitriol Ih   tmed by ��omo.i ��is5l��- *h  ^''J111""'''
peiBoia   111   tho   w.toi  bnckot   theo-  I'ot { 5)0 ������}���    a"'' _"��� ^^i'.
diiVH.    Some   peipona  acidnlntn  ilrinkiag
watei vith sulphuric ao:d wiil others liine
juice or oatmeal.
Tbe mime fiber 1,1 toncjh and wi'ii's woll.
It ia naid tli.tr in China, w'lore it is lined
for uinkiiif{ clothing, it Ifuu po well thnt
children .fiuqoently wuiti tho c.otnea
vrhmh thetis'^ j*iv.ndpnionts woio vb.u
cillldrpii/ r       ."1 .vi' .-���,.���       -    '      '   *������
It iq"*kno*.Tn thnt trpen havo ntt.iimvl tho
follownij,' ,i{j a: Kim, !3u-'i yo/.ru, ejpr. ���>���*,
830; ivy, -130, lmon, ~ 570i ohtAtcui, CM;
oiaii��p, CHO, P'lm, fWO; olivo; 700,' i.rient-
al piano, 7S0, c<vdai-,"3J0,hnio, 1,100; oc.k,
1,300; row," 2,800. '     ���" '
A Kentucky t-nlf, ono'day old, perform
tin .::i
Wl-v. L
I
e;>' s '.vs
V 1 '.i'I.v
.. ��� i" ". .*iy
���.n   ri<-oc-
dm clo
1:1 : ,ii-.on
b-  111    U13
-A ' :*.3 u..o-
s  nil. ^.c t'f
l-Ci'l.l .       .1
r. ion    the
6111!. 1!   o'-.
ty   113
f i yj.-'ii)
ut!l"n',.s of
A,i   oriii-
fiit.d Ar'ii.fji.r A> ;.A\y poi
ffcii ^ns, tl j pni.cpal l'
hyuHK}:.Mo or puis-ic .icm
n-iry iO!>;>^;,unios it is 1-1 1:11} 1. g ��,
but fill, bu (.tuidcnie'l by miii -.-id ;ui 0
Mtro��� 3ii*-o :i t',111, coloiicsf, Jijitei and
bocofiiLfe <. s"iid at ".I) do-r. >.& lV.nn,n-
lu-it 1'iv i:.hal,it:en 11 j t,v^eoi h
t-t itc of a most umiiUO q-i.'iit r;, wi i,I.l
cae'jf i;i-1 fit dcMth One I tie 1'(\.t
defdiy 1 ois,u ib is Jiisomircti. < \ hv.lrti
1 fre 1, OT ..lotilie, wftvj. lfi .n:i"(.l e, il'l
t;t>:Ji o-i'i.,'iin .illoy of ;i* -ei.K, 1 '. ^'tic
with ^������.l\iheric acid. ftf��iti <*. roll rh* s
(jj.-, 'pi t.' shm-j a rotM 0 or rot <.iriic,
and   itLts   f's   a  most   dqul'y   iK'fr.ou.
;,o-
rf'**
h 11.
A 'olpii I'cidniai.d Oru.en, .1 ��� ti >n>fbt
ed avrwidvrful -f.-as1 of inmt,iii�� tiom a houl ,.>)0at lT75 lx{ r.uUW 111 To ejr
ollff tn 11 uvf*r   bcJlo'.r,    a   ihst moo of 500
I-'"'.       *-. _M- " I  All
*l~ wltlioti't  iniuphng  a  h.nr. ' Tiio ralf '
was taken    dost n'
liOJiie >c
The consul
Dec i!l.t!dT"'i.��!i
l-u. -i. . r-. lie 't T
I'tu   i..1   ^ .1., . -1
Al.il tut..., 111U
\,  was ihe  dipoovcrer of !<���
with it nt' 3i'i
, I      t 1 1     U     1   .   ���.' 0itlr*71!IH lltll'J    with   it   nt' 3l'l ,,   h     o.
u   d����ii   th'>   liver  nnd   nonlni 1,*,    ._, ���, ���   ,    , ...
, . ��� .' I J'lly i.i. In* inoruorf 11 siiiKic !).���,.villi ot th
a wagon. Kale and pound. ",l    ' 1    1    -   "      ���     .    .
3. ��� ......        Pt'-' I'^-s ' nd  dicu   in   CJ{T"t   f'e-     T >l
nsumpiron of  a.eol.ol per mhnb- 'll0   irot.,       Thf,    ftcC-(K.lt   C'vv.n*
itant in tho vi.rior.a conn tiles of the uoild
is: Quirnai'v. HqiMiLi jx-r lnli.ibitnnl,
Aiihtiia-ITiiii^nry, 6 SO, ISi-l-jima,' 8 till.
United Stasia. 3; Kri.111.0, 8.07, Ittlv, 1 97,
Holhind, 11; Kiii��r.ia, 6 3, S-iiZtrir.nd, 0;
Great Britaie, 5 4'i
"Yon m.iy boy- ovprythniu I have o-i for
$10 75," paid n v otnifr man m mat om.'iy
oobtuino Then hu pr.innitd up his apparel
iw follows: liaf, 73 ct-r.te^ eo'.', 0-.'��>'���
ton Blurt, $il 30, cotton dnrk truiiH-ri, *?!,
siitxia. ^3, necit'ii*. '-ti.ckm^s .md u ,dei-
wear, ?1.75, tx.lt.   70  cei.M,   t<>tal, 310.73
The EuefciMi '.owup^tpcu looeatly t.\ i-=.id
tLorcpoic thai th?. minio.iii'-s of uli 1 ,il
ttvremiii imp rial lond- uitwided tu-m
ploy women in tne work of thou d.patl-
inenta. The re�� dt v. us a m .ss or ;iuli:i.i;i<;
from women, and it took a denial in I n.> of
tbe official p.ijvrs to oo'ivitioo tilt. Ir-died
that they hud dihturbod tuo.ubulv<.*t> ji*.*-
kasly.
Japan laments thp di'cie.'se of foifijcn
���visltorii, rvlio toiuiorly - uj.ent ^0 tn ch
mttiie\^>-in U��e cmuitry. bivce the c^lta
tio:i a^oiit^llit* tie ties ha& .���mtinod a rej.:-
Jar antifott U*n fe-iin^. piopio a e amtd
to yo to that eounliy IeBl l..ev i��e moluated
in tiavelmy. Then alieiiti* taakes a c<*n
eider.ibht differei-ce in th" profits ot 'j.irio
B^lhr-J and d -hlora m oufbtuiaoriui uL.d ad
kinds of aii-objnots.
* IlUlt'.y Slttinc 01. rivo ICltcont.
An r.tlo daiit at she EoMe Stttn Q'-j^i-o-
dinl A-jluin a day or two ni/o 1 Hind ,1 i.^a
with si:'���-niar n.a.' .r,.A I.-.-.I. ������ l'i :n n
had lIiowii a ^r at ;,r, u: .< tn 1 so j.. ie ii
m-.O-'fin-illy found ott a 'i-st in *.n- L,u'i.
'Ibo itt-ndar,t t.m.i her Ijih i.i r' j m-.c i-.i.tl
j*��>i aii/iii.il to tii-. t i.Mit si.i' '.el ht. 'i 't-
Uiii; on five w-. 1 ir.i ih In- ' i*n ��� 1 <���/ 1
bo istreiif,' an 'ilKo.in'   for ' ir <p.>   r :/.i    . ,-
V,*hdfc
!���   0.1
.he
a
cd
1 ftiroii^i. his sisiol'unsr .it tho joint* o' lin
I r.pTi.'i.ttns to discover it fi,.\v, Otliers
I fif,i ftd i:i' chorntal opotntious h.i-ve
' died  from tho effects of tint, poison tn
thruo ll..\d
Nftrrow r��ra]ii> iiffl Gtn!^I<*h�� Voiilh AlJoul
to JCdiIi.ii !; in the ICn'.ri in ise.
An elderly man Hi*d a > on 111;   man  were
Bitting on tlie verand 1 conveisin^.
"Yes," uaii'i ilm yourg man, ,-I am go-
inK into chit-ken-fanning. I ain convinced that there is 110 bu'-inesa in tho
world in which then* it, ijeno money to
be made. I hav�� figured on it. aiM ���
tlimk I kilo/,'what I can do. Why, look
at  the   way  they   increase      In   four   or
five years 1'	
'"My tiitnd," said the old man, "I have
had experience in the bns'iiesij.    Be waiu-
:, Dp.iTman hoard nothiufi of h r   ,ed; do not embaik in 11.    Yon   know not
what you do. '
"Uhat!" s>aid tbe young man, "have
von tried it and failed?'
"I mean to tell you that I tiied it and
gave it up," iniRAeied tho other. "I, .il
ten honti, intend.n^ to net rlcl., as you 111 ���
pose doing 1 instilled tui'iu iu a < nop
and awaited retuins. But before thoy li..i.
laid an eu'g 1 h ijipened lo pick up a pumal
and a bit of paper and do some c/ilcul >ti'i,i;.
At a low 1 stiui ito I t.aw th.it each ef nn
i&ens could raiuo tliroo btooda the lust
Btimtni r. '
���'Allowing for ono bad ojjg in each nit-
tiiiff, there would bo twolvo clucks to each
brood. (Jailing half of tho.11 pulleth. thin
would give six to each brood, or ei^iitei-n
io each Inn for the ueafioii, oi,1S0 lor ti.o
entire llock. Adding my original ten, ]
would havo 190 hens at tho end of the lir l
Bummer. Figuring it* the miiiio rat o, J
saw tnar I would h.ivo !),(il0 at ttie end o.
the faecond dimmer. ,
"I was encouraged and went on to find
that I would havo 0ti,509 when the thiid
summer cloiud. I bhaipened my pout* 1,
and bent over my paper wuh fi verish interest. L'lio fourth Mimmei, ldi"to\eied,
would leavo 1119 with l.y.'J 210 hktlv.
hens'
"When the autumn leaves of ihe fifie
dyiiijj hi.iai'ifi whould, bwnl about iiu' 1
would linvB ~i,7iJO,04)0 ciiui.Ji>ib Amithti
year ot jujj.n.ilborruwi,���inj sn,!i ��� 1.ould
nnd me nuiioiiudi il by 470 ~'.b,910 hvt
nnd liit.-ipiis.n,{ licjiii. vino. ..'��� .111, when
the ai'Wiiih binnmcr Bl.oi.ld fade into
fliorltuis r.titaiuu, I riJitad that a tuaitt r of
8,OUff.111.ysJU ilictinoS hiiis nml .. unjrtto.-
or ivhj would bo with me in tho (f.i'.htwce-
ons fle-di. The" lnspiimtr iitjures fuj tl.e
otolith j ear 1 h ire forgotten, at, hkeiMfO,
I h.ivo ten e 'it tlif> 1.1*1 ��� It
"I 1 'ily know I found that at th > end of
ton ^i.ut- I would l.r.vo mure ;ni ae heiih
ttinii tl eie W:i3 ^ntic.* toi 0.1 tilt unit u)i oi
tile 1,'lobo, Liiiiiiliiig tlie Arctiu ieP'in:iti an ���
Bunposm^ loo.ts norow all nveu 1 d
tv, cnt.-lovlb in oaoh nee. I v. as mtm-
fuunded. '
"Bu: I diJ not ho'itnto. I��nw v.hot I
owed to tho l.ii'iiiin ii.ee. I w*ized r.-i r.\-
and hurried u, the ooop My tio , I lev d
tho^e hoii'-, but 1 loved hum .mty uent .
and I led ti tin 10 the bloiA like a Sp .il*ii ,
and ohopp"d'.ft tlie:i beans. I tn. .11 1 <1
more fieeiy when 11, w is nil ovi 1, n"d tl'e
hoiilnli; v,4iou vii-i X'ino ot tin-\*.imle ei 1 in
loin lei>t dei-p iu hi'lid, iivliil t>,-:.v l'-bs ,1
one of them caukhi*^. Ymni;{ man, dni
not p> nit" tho nliickm bubineas, it leal
to .twiiil things."
The   yot'iig   min    Bf.iited  up      "Oi  n'
Cresar'"  he excLuuit-d.     "I  won't.    I <-. ���
not lealiAO what  I   ivas   doiny.���Ilaipb.'s
Ala 'iiisii.e. l
��� "l ii.u d.o\-��..i '1 ':i.m 11
h.ik.'i ..1.^ th.it ol i.(-r iiii.^r.U h ;
that -i.,, . t -t to I'.o'ibi!'- . 10 see
Dfli'i '. .it.Ms She tOi^v. i 1 to li.
oner, '. ���(. ph;.^ n.i<..:s \,'iKj
J.O A .I'U   f'1.1,    Mid   to   ot
been t
biMi.1.
it rr  1 1
"Ij.1i. Jii.i.iiii.i l...d tho bo'ly disin
toire.i fa 1 / j t'ljn, Mil n.u-hl )ioi-,1 if
h. ������ th" i.n-o.ui'i in.ike Hire t .it 11 v, -..,
iiid Sin.1 r,(.j^i!'.>-,i! t iJt* Lo ly
l- 1! t.i-i
u i.s., j,
��� hItI.UThI flu,'I,  .i.l.'tJ tlu l..l'-l
tin. .-linn' tr.o   11101C   twsitiVv.*     Hi." 1/
jii'ivi'il t'u body to iicv tiou-ie and iiad it
lLllitaJicd 1
"A j I'lir or so aprn Jlrp Dcarnir.n nif.r-"
riet. Jean Uiiiiithovc: .iiul roiiio\u*j uiili
Imu 10 Al'j.iny, wh��io toey j:o%�� 1i\*j,
prosperous mui h.ippy. Ono d.-.y l,.-,r
v.ioit. iu tlio auki^.ui'unt ot o-.'-'Jy'-tidj'
wn.i
loi. .' *
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Ui'to e.- ''i l.1-.
cm..-.! 1 .11'- i
MStWiji him,  John  li
"O
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nj.iii,
tie.trt .mlImti^il, .   uu,i a
Vlit'IO COl.it"    it;  'JO ilils
idesuiiy.    T-i'j iii,i."y en*
'o\cti E.Mt iiu V! .-> the t' .le
John JJ". it i.iifi
no stor
C't   I11S   &u
'I d/o (iiiny: w.to told to hun mh.hi>1
,e wi.eio 11 w.u whoved ho li/iu jf.-L
j; these ror.t yoii-rs \\fio"i l.o.vn 10
lnm. li.-- ��� itl-jo learned thiit hib wife
li.tu re marl it-d and had moved away and
h<; b.Md-   c  '
" 'It's nil ri^ht     I do?orro it.'
"Then   he w.ilkwl aw��y and  hasn't
boon s.*'.-a oince.    i'ut; wnu w.ts Lho iiitiu
tvho wus- tiunviit'd, idt'ULiii0d and hurma
ai) Johii l>e,��fiu...iT"���iiyw Yfik .Sun.
>'.U1   -1^ II10   Ii..Tj>.
Thoy talkotl 01 -ledor.v, /."nn,' and Ploia,
Oi .'lauui .-...tl.','5,-, .: s,:���1 Jl i-iiui and M.iy*.
Debai  rf'tJn- tj.ut.siiij'1 ci Ifelnii Hi'inia,
Clarn-a, (Jatj.ilai and l'n>IIib anci Tcv-
Tliet tl.M'S'l t  of Man-elli, Ks'gIU r.'id Pella;
C.'i'-.r'i..      Ci 1 .li t, .lorti.-ftt ti d 1 a.iliue;
.Ahc.a, ,iu! ,.vv -t'eii itrl -\i .   ji1'., '
.'tiitl i' tli^.1 ai.a i^umte, lloitciuo and Irono.
The !*.>[>.il.ii  Iii-.l!tut'un rTan Upon in Kx-
I In(i ii< .��� fur If tiu-11-  iiu of V.'iirs.
From ti'iiG inunemerml, snys All tho
' Year   Ken-id.   hool-���llos'  n'vip1;  hnvo
' boeii ti-e i.n'oiitc re-ort of all   touched
I with li'e love of Icttei-, and in tfio days
I gone   by,   when   the :irt of ������.iiiertisinij
I was   jiacticilly   unknown   it was only
1 (by fre.yi!e.iti:i^ the shops where   books
j were told ih.it possible purchasers were
1 fible to ii 11111 w'n.it w<is goius^ on 111 tho
pul 1:shiny   woiid,    to know wlmt new
books were 111 conrbe of p-iblicition and
to hear and exchange tho Litest literary
gobsip.      The&e   early boot lovers, otto
limy be quite sure, would bo certain to
v. bile   away   many, a leisure hour hv~
"dimpling" the wares   on  their hosts'
countcis,   mid would read, or .it least
aip   into   many volumes besides those
they   actually pmchfuo.l for moro leisurely coi'sumpnon at home    And hence
nji'-jht .t'.i-u, \ery natur.tlly,  the custom
of fi.uiif.ily lending out   books  to 1 cad
foi a Uioi.oi.-uy con^idernlion.    Thus, at
the t-n.l ot Knkm.-m's "T'niuci.in   Wonder," patili fied in Id'il,  the   bookseller
ni.i'tes   tha   following   nnnonuceii.eut:
"If any gentleman plc.ihC  to   repair   to
ruya hotioc afuresaiil they m-:\ ne fnrn-
ibhed   with   all   111,inner  ofKiiijli-h or
French  histories,   iomiinc;b or jmetry,
which are to be bold 01 ro:.d ior  reason
���abie tortideration."   ltifiuotquitocle.tr
from tiio l.i^t few   woidb   wi.iiher tho
books iiiif>ht be taken away to bo lead,
or  whetiii-r   the reading w. a to be done
in the bookseller's shop.    Bof that books
illicit   be   t.d;en homo in oMdent from
the remai-jc of 11 clnirucler   in   Neviic's
"I'oor tfc-iiijlar," printed 111 1002     "Step
to n. book'-t"ller\" he   siyi,    "an'd   give
him this imt'cl, which I'll livid yon.  for
tho   use of the itiany-lftiiguaif'l Bibles
lately j.ubhsh't'for a week     Their price
i'ltvu'ivopnuiid.      'Wiieii you h.ive^got
thru. tt> jor.r study, invite "your  lather
to jour clii.n'l or. ahowhmiyniir hbr.iry,
;v\,i toil iui.i yon aro twoltts ]iniind.s out
of purhH lor tnoso Lir^e volu'ni's "    This
was .tn jiiirptnoiif. way 01 getting'.irourul
the "ieii6\iiig of.lcer,"   but  it ik doubtful,   after r.11, whether tho lending system was put into practice to any groat
extent.       , ' ��
-Yleiirr-i o.tiini.
" '" cn-at manj* people ur? under the
Jmpic -.ii* 1 thi.t the huIisUmi' ir .vhicn
a meeryen \">i. 13 m.ido 1- v ,i- *-_��� i up '1-=-
tho tea'' -in! C E 'J*t:i 1. ot Tti:e
IiaUte "lo'.ppose rivy tNt th .1 lilea
fioei t'tp v,o:d. wbsjh s.r;-)!-.^ -ca
fioth int u'liy'tf' n 111 \. _..i,<t. i'
fro-' tl.t-* fact tb.at t.i *��� ci,..* >���'..*:'������' ii},
Vll.iy t f il the 'll-:..*'' ct *���' ��� <.-������'. i*.
'1. '     "1.   -, >' !iUi>
~i ', iiT>t' frlo'ii'mii,
a U:.i1fii'i. ;���"���  1 11 niaino,
'-ili'.^, Liij ,.'-.     La   tj
1 J.11, 1l. j    <���'��� 1 ,    '',   ,Jj ic.
'< ���K. L ��j It ..sur. in J u-ge.
THE KIND-HEARTED MA-1*. '
3Ie Was   Delude.'   by   ttis '"vmpistSiy  for
He   utt   1:1   I>tnt'rti.s.
A nipn had occwion to j;o to the T7ni'>u
tlejot vt,.~t>��id..y aftflrii'JO'i to meet ' ' 1
wife, wi'.S t*.td bee-i out l'i tho co'ir.iiy
fj> .1 Tiu.e. "Wj'fin he got to the i-tat:.��.i
lofo-jiid his train was half an hour"
hitt', .-nd he bought .1 paper and eat
dov.1) i,�� out. of the b"iu-he=.
17'it 1 �����< uterbehad BcatM himself
ftruhe: -urtty girl, who -.voce a pVik
w, 1st and ha'l mop. rfd ci'd'ks ;.nd r h ar
blut- t;.(-- and who looked to bei-or '^ -jr
bf3T.enti-e'j" ci-ine aiid t. .t (to��'.i n'ext to
hii'i The man who v\u3 wii'-tint; fur ids
wife too1: a c.imisI h.oc at the girl and
we'it 1, u'c to .'lis paper.
Prut:y -31,011 nncthor tiretty vounrr tr'i 1,
fir.,-. : .-
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ni. it .i* _i>rt  of thmrr,   otn-o  ��1 uv
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=f<v��pn"'. in f.-ont ot  rno  first   e'rl
'.'ho
.=.*��� 'i*ui prerrj  >'irl lt> j'te'l p* i'"ari(i v.
ml,
���si to .cry     .-he   b,.:d   \.ifh    tieti u
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"A v.:*,ii' ' irat-p (iKoUie.
"/. ." I. .r Ai 'I c;ie told up it wps
O'A. 1 ', ' -.', - , r.i.d I i.aven't jrot c*.c i-rl.
"- ���',' - ' 1' c��t-, and. oh! dear, I dcr/f
*..- 'rv .,' 0'  , r v iii ,io."
!~ 1 - . -71. 11 iv, r* r;i -it.o ^-ftu1 f""d tee
t "' ii- . :* i\u tih-d fli ,t ^il!' ��i'ii
c     ; t I'-i-s.    Presc-.'itiy  !��� 1* iii* j 10 f'.
7,-    aiMj.il "l'i;   U---J     A     ^.-.H'C   "..lit!     d
I'eiJ
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A Oitiw-Tli.it Drcii'ii,
Wes llearn lias a eiow, an I he is th��
ga-.iklost, oddest, .nghent, but wlt'ial, the
diuurtest bird one ever saw. lie ha- lei run!
tliu i.ccoinplioliuieiits of iii*iii so well' f h .1
bo now dreamt-���actually lias   niu'lilmnr- ��
Ihe c-rott, during iiih odd noiut, ot \. 1 1-
inj; anil luxurious oap.ivi.y, has dus; a ho.e
in the wall, 111 v>luu:i he de.oi-ifi d.'iut*
morsels for the luttire when hiu api-ttitj id
not satiated. '
Ytsterday, in his holo iu tho wall he
carefully placed two pieco-* of f lieose an I
tl.iee bits ot m-at, all ihe while cttliu^ 1
furtiyu eye to wmdwHitl to a< 1 th it ,10 one
learned the seeiut nf his hiding j.l mv
ThiH don", he riifiled hm !. iMiiis, diet
hiu neck down hid them and, ����� .uuh.11; mi
one toot, we'it fist asleep. IVie^s tin-
iinniunse quantltv ot uncoueM w 'in* 1 hi*
hail ginned hl'iibilf vvitn hair ailulioui 1 ������-
foie Kate lnm uidlijeatioii, for ho hutl a
iilglimi'ui-1 ight on tne sj.ot m
SiidJciiiy he Moko up unit the tir \,r i��
rent ,vi,h "SqiiRAk' pqua.fic1 .(i 111 1 Kl" i\>
qui. k aucco'-ion. He daiictl ov 1 iu a
flurrj ot exi itutnent to his holo m the '\,il'
and jammed hia bill in it tlu.-.i times
Ev' rythmg wao theie. Notninjt ii..d hi, :i
stolen. lie Bid led over to lu�� jt-ie ,
BCi-i.tehod lr.H bill with nis loot Hi a iiimlit -
tive way, as inui-h lib lo m,j .     "u >il,    i   I
be ," and, ruflliiig 111s   tfith��is   i-it'i a
muff, diow miiiself into  tiiem,    wippmi"
Ihe wtiolo on ono le,^ and wua foo'i   a   iei
10 tho land of nod. ��� I'londx.'I lines Una,11.
r G IClcUIni; Cows. ,
If the animal ia handlod kindly from
c.tlfhood and the proper kind of porsou
iiinks her���one who has fciifp enough to
control I 11 t*-*;ip'er���there will be'very
littlo pu.ba"' inty of tho aniinal developing th ��� k't .mghiibit, aiys tho, Ameri-
cm AgiHiiitiiiist. If tho ciw'i udder
ib boio, or if one handle'j toti'dei- teatatoo
roughly tho eow is habk) to kiclc. . If
she do-'-'it v-'ill bo x-ji.m to h.indlo her
ie -ic* i-i *dlv, and goiiE'y. lost she iepe.it;
tie-* ki'e'vi' ,- so mn:iy li.i.e.-, tii.-tt it be
coiii'i! n. ii ib'it, for if it develop-* into a
hp'oit ncii'Mij- may pervo to cur" her
Ydu'j.*; ht.il rh which h..v.�� ,-in-r dropped
tie -en1*'! j maj' kick ooc:>* icually at
tho j.^r'.iii.'im. but if the nul'-i'T kickr.
her b.ti ,�� cu httiKes her i'-u;;'ily tho
chances srt, thnt the evil will no agtcr.i-
vr.ted, and the cow ruined.1 Gentleness
tti-il iiiridtiC'sfi with dan j' cov.-j. is the '<'.'$,(;
pin" to avoid havln��r kieVv >r wwn.
But 'hire ���n-1'*'frequent msi'-inn wnero
tiir kiekiTi ��� pioponsitrBeams lo ix1 trHtn-
mitttd l'i t.10 bfeodni" from dam to offspring, ii.lin hiicli ibmh it will V>5 a
hara matt'-r to effect .�� cure. As mule,
however, kicking emu ��.re the rerftilt of
ignorant i.nd brutrl trt-Htinent by thoso
haviiig thai 1 in charge, and mtruated
with their naming.
<"orer i-i��<1 C.roun.l IJoiie for Sulnn.
Clover ii'i'l ground bone aie oxcellent
fo<i"l' to be tol together, tne ono supplying voj-tt ii'le, the otner lii.iin d matter
in the be.it possible H"'a.pi* foi 1 oth p< ul-
try and bwme The ci^Jihm.ilinii is uot
ono espiv 1 illy adapted to e]|)i?r summer
or winter feeding, b��* u. m-.tr for the
entire year, iuiu ahonl-1 formal prominent part of every day's rationa.
Chivei 1*3, of courte, vciy arund'int in
sui-iaier, and can then bo lresiily cut
i!,i'rv*..ui fid  according to  tlie noih*ig
metl.'sl
it   ln.iy   bo p'lj-uiivd,  tlie
Trniipipareiit lirlt'tx lYu  IIolIhu^ch.
Eicperiiii lite Willi gl lit  bsnnli  t;  1 rie':i-
' ri
\
fhat it na-i 'Uien-t, ..1
sm ay from the    >. ~t.
taken h* e -tr." b..> '<-. t
lli-l' da_,,  i 'it r.li 1 \i
h'ld b'Uii 1 ur '-'i )���'���  .
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sb>- (.am" ucr en tn > kitii us 1 1 ;!i"ir h me
ai.d, after itri..u< 1 e uoii* .. ri��w.ij, nc'-.pi
od fliein ftrf ' er own, and ttint xl i n -fin
waff'tat=-��*n off tb��- nt-ir the old c-it etrnnd
all but'-one of iitr kittoins v,r��j -,-:,jlji'
(N V ) Sentinel
Orlitlu of 1 ho V, 01 '1   Hfrni j non'i.
It wad form* rly n   Cii-to,1.    n.ni nt{    IVn
twiuic nun >ih to dri 'k a 1 qi *r itnd<'  f ��� 111
honey, and called nyilroT/ir'l, toi  i movin ;
ago (a montn)   ar'tu.-   tiir     .>-r. ' n ���   <��� ur,
beno" th" n.-ni   "I-1 rey 1 eon "     f'e   1   ".
toiwknew very little Ami  tiraeio,   an  wo
loam   that th(J name  Tout'uii   w h   ��'v'n.
230 I! C , 10 a rao" 'if oeopl" w 10 had lo-icj
been   aettled    lr.    ttie '-ouniry   and In the
provinciH wlifh    ��.r"--   no a- k'n a->i mut-i-
ivt-ly as 1)*'; ii.'t-k anrl   "schi'M t �������� .'fi ! t>   n,
but ttlneh ttere lien   Vi "tvi,   r  * ,'it'-, i'r
ariDt'iiin.u'iC   and    i-1 h,. e^ 1.' lfi'l-'")-i,   1-n
wlnoli tt erf   tie 11 t.'.'  .. .1 (   i ir     .It  in ���,���
Cher��oiiesus f'liibr.i a      'I ,' <    J. in  .  11 ny
even liave broiignt ib    etei mil to   l.i.'i'uid
with Ul "in win j f'.'y <��� 1 "'   'iv. ���  tiii     ICi'u
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df nidi  wiiaio'.t", gl.i i,{ piot, c'i ii* iiw'M   1;
but), '(������<' and ]<��� <ii , th'Ji  .11.     *iin 1   1   Ml 1
tori y b'liiiidity   i. il iin'.M ,a   ! ��� ,  ,   ,. ,ni
tfi-n.Mi Km    re .d ly    to   tin   de 1,1   11011   nf
b-ii 'biin'-i    iv'i'r   by   tiiLii  ii 1 .1 ur co 01.
Many    aj pin 1 1   n -.    ,ire       one-, en       "J ��� 11���
bn< k-t   ilK    mil."."    than   in 11   Id  111 in., 11
jiii's'tt    a-i'l   f   p < willv   ii(lit],|.il fr>r   hi.,
hn-i.-i,'-leiti.uiis. 1,   ii K.ilii.li.,    r> fri. ei..ii. .,
IV.I tb.l-il.     r�� 11 t-t,  ll'id  lirlll illl^P in \, 1 11 b  , ',.
f.i >e 1 of  h iii"/," A-ie.   lb"    ii   ,id v t   in,.'
/i hoti. j ir'> 01 ^'iti"lni(. 11    ul    1 ami or
i}>.:. .iy ".--t,    i^ �� fui 1  and   r, r.i,i��  lnnl
A-iiitoa ihiijjlan.j; Hi jior/i r,
su��/ *C ,1, .1  1 r id'..
Thr'-t.'i'i   ed   ' p 1  lull, nn land fnrfv
r/ii'j rlnjr*, >.f'i.'.Vj.O'���) t';.u, p a ������ 1    line,   1,
Jfio -*iiit/oi.riul fi   n'jJ,   \ i' I luu Kr> ' !'l-"f
f/ZMi. dii"-',     'J'i i"  t  in m '1 i   .nn ti.lii
tjei. (/ :' '   i"'iii��,  or   il'^{   ,   r ��. n     ���
tl 'ni.'I. li/ ui.ii*.     A"  'ii   '' ���>    ind/
1,'  in      .���    '11.    'le    1 1    ', ' -i       '       .  , i",
an,   " 1 '      .'      i��li.    , ' 1     lie    1     ! ,
fowls a'ld iif);.p3 gnthi.r'ng it riieiasolvea
In v.'int'jr the feeder must depend upon
j cover'bay or rowon, as tho v duo of
the hay di ponds vuy nuicli upon tho
111 minor in ". li ch it in uuiod. I'o ]>i-o-
pine the h.i) most perfc'ttly for feeding,
c-tit il fi.i'.l* .uid hte.tm f-t.ver,il hourti by
pouring I'oihng w.uor uikiii uand covering tightly vith old loftts or blankets.
Tiien v. ii- 'i .piat blool warm it may bo
mixed wiru meal mid bran, and will
foi:n 11 most appeti7irigmeosiur teather-
od and poro.ne friends.
Ground bono, fresh and juicy, is
plainly a vciy deoUi.ble food.���Country
GeiHle.ii.iii.
'Io l��i)])itlr Mirror*.
For rep-iiririg' mirrors accidentally
ficratchod ci".m the b.ire portion of t ho
glass by vubiiing it gently w.tu fine tot-
ton, t den:.'' care to rcipove aey trac6fi of
dnht an. 1 guMsn. It thia cle.t'ii.ig lb not
do'ir i-e-v earefully, dercel' will apj.eir
atoiitnt tie" pi ico repiuie,!. With .1 point
Oi n r.'i f --i.t upon tho b-io): u." ae.oiher
lo'/i-ri'ig-;-!'1. ��� a porti >n of the .-ilvi-nnij
o t..'i , -j :' d form, out .1 ha e bi-^'er.
Lj/i'.: it p' .co .1 di-op of in'i i;ui v���11
(hop tho Hie of a pi:i'*i hi-ei will lu
r.ni '.ci 'lit for a hurfaco oqu..! to the ti/o
of /i 11 ul. 1 he moreuiy spreads iin.-no-
dinrulv (leiieti-ittes thoain'il ,'iin to wnero
it was cut oil with tlie knife, and tho
io prred piece may now bo lifted and
r"inoved to the placo to be repaired,
'lint h l/ic most ditficr.lt part of ttie
opertli>n Then press hgntlv the renewed iiorno'ii wit.1 cotton ���md tho glass
pieientij tiio sjijlio appciti'.uice ua whou
aow.
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I.Iniotr for il.'n'N fs. nIh.
The ontwde peel of onions makes ft
good li'iiug for hen a nests, as the odor
fro'ii thu vegeuiblo drives away tho
In 11. v, i'u li a so sure to bo woi v* on tne
ben tf.it '- sitting if tlfie aie any in
tin- ,-' .1 '1 11. " It is well to i-'ib m little
g....�� <��� 1 ''.c nocks of utti .tr ifiis to
d -tu. 1 ,' 11.��, nut it m, eiM "jot bo
j ,.lv rir p'it on t , '- liFi/e-l".
-e t.    .1. J    nllld'l'iuiH    t!il*   JOUli   of
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'     HER CONFUSION  PLEA5ED HIM.
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A   Grand   Stand    ��� iicl.ltnt   at   the    Great
Ciixinti   I'.tfr.
At the Fair the other day a pretty
young woman nccoifpanied by a littlo
girl te.itt* 1 berijif in the Ki*.sHd*=taiid an
hour b"*f -ia ti'e first trotting match and
took ali.lie luncheon of sandwiches and
cold tea That she had come only to seo
tin? horses v. as evident, as ��ho looked
neither to rirrht nor left at tbe fifty dis-
tiactii.i!�� iu pi ogress, but fixed her gaze
in expectation on tho ring which was
beimr watered ,
When the grand stand began to fill a
good looking young man,   laying down'
his rac-3 card, catalogue and unibrella,
^took his seat beside her.
The woman chattered away to tho little girl about tho forthcoming races, referring eagerly to her own card and
'cataior_'iie a�� she did so, and ijnito un-
coiisciiiusly interesting the young man.
He took mure than one good long look
at her when ho got the chanco. and
sconiod entirely pleased with his survey. '
As soon as the.first race begfin sho
grew unconsc.ioua of everythintr hut the'
track liefoio her. She s!no,I on her tip-
tocp. 'called out loudly her remarks,'
dsuppr-1 her own catalogue- and umbrella wuhoiit ^eemg them, and 111 turn laid
hold of those'of tho young man.
She iiLod Lis umbrella f 1 eely, describ-
ii'ir tl.i 1 aet'cour'se with many a sweep-
ii:\' ge, Mis .* When her f.ivorite won
she pou.i'led valiantly with the umbrella
'.ind fanned her faco with tho man's
catalogue after tho exertion.
Tiioi. sho'p.it down and iiencilled littlo
biin of enthusiasm after r the winner's
u.i'ue. Ptill in' tho young man's catalogue. ! er own having been trampled
un'er fniiD ui'tlio excitement. '        *   ���
feif v.'as tremendously at home with
thi; uui'ui 11a, and leoie than once had
to ipuhi';i.w for poking the young man's
toui wiih I.is 6v.11 propertj' He smiled
in ret mil, and deeming to ('iijoy it all'
hugely, Mopped looking at tho race-
cimi.iO ai.ii looltod, iiittteail, at her. lA.nd 0
Hho 'W.ifi a good enough picture to
look at.
At hint &he pulled ont her watch, and
in a Hal 1 v of excitement was' preparing
to go, v\ hen she noticed tho umbrella.
She pi'*!tud np her own, with flushes and
apbloi'ieh r"bion'd the other tif'its owner, and -.villi tho catalogue rolled tightly
in her band, was making her escapo. (
/ "Vv on't you givo 1110 the c.italogno
too?" ashed tho young man. "It's also
mine "
In hurried embarrassment tho young
woins.n restored it. Tho young man
lnid/lown the umbrella as a thing of
smalj niiiiiH l.inco and quickly, opened
th" catalogue He -scanned ihe littlo
peiiciiliii-,s over and over, and then,
with a Mnilo, toro * out tho pages and
tucked tie*,n away, neatly folded, in'an -
inner pocket
VERY   FEW OF THEM   LEFT.
Old-TItni)  n.nitHtloii   Dnrkloa   Almost tm
1,        Hare in fllnrk Snail*. *"
'One sec, but littlo of tho old-time
.southern plantation darkieB nowadays.
Tho le ison is a good ono���there, aro but
few to be seen. Tho passing of the old
south -ni body servant might serve as-s^
tlie.no for an interesting vol nn 10. so
m viiir-11'/un and bo silent the march of
ti!f)K!t..f tlirong of them to that bourne
fio. 1 v, hence no traveler ever returns.
Notiii.sg is said of them. They aro not
cti.uures of importance ono -would
tM ik, ii'iil their obituaries are never left
afti i- thtm in tho public prints to toll
p<-0|il"* of the great work-a day world
that ti 0 po'ir old slaves of tho iiast aro
ilea I and gone. Thus for moro than
tvvent_. five years the lace of genuine
old f.,.i,iii-i'ieil plantation darkies has
been plat me- out in Dixio, and they have
been ��� leyiii' down do shovel and de
hoe" in vi ly tinth.
Few of ti.em aro left���just a few���
and they .-no to be found only on* tho
huge W'ldorupfis plantation* of the ex.-
tie'iie LOiiiii 'Here and theie throughout the M do of Gooriria' they can bo
found���ugl.t whore they were left after
tlie totni in of civil war had spent itself,
mi'l t,i,y. hid stood' thero around the(
"big "ou-i" like sentinels on tho watch
town t" gii..]d the mother and little one '
vlule '. 1 ���< i.ttner hlepl far away on some
b.ttle ii..l �� 'ilie fidelity di'.pl.i^el in
t'.i*. cititii s tho darkies of the "00s to
einlli > y praise. Thero was a war going'
on iiiioti nig their fieedom. and yet they
stood hktj a f.r u phah'iix aioimd the
liooieH of tho southern soldiers while
tbey t,ei e out at war, and these black-
lati d L.. K'eits braved deatli >it the hands
of no: tbei 1. hosts to save the i.iuiilies of
tlie mi-ii who had gone to the front to
light for a .ebiilt contrary to the darky's
ei'iani ip.Uion.
It was :'imply because tho old fellows
knew tiieii- niastms wcio really their
I'l'.-tli.o iii. and that thoy ought to stand ,
by tin 111 It was himply becau-o they
loved tie ir Me on the L'fiit plantations
of the &01.th, protected mid uphold by
their vv hitc ft lends and owners.
1 'VI
lit nut lUiiif; soil, d Cuiltly.
A inafiinio has been patented "to
clean ami put iu eatable.shape" any kind
of co,iii.i.iio)iei-y. It ii doubtful if anything v.o.iid havo been ilevi&od which
vuultl be more appieciated by the patrons of old confectionery women on tho
comers. Take your antique gumdrops,
for instance, and throw them into the
vibialiiii.' Move of tlio machine This
sieve is concave and lined with a brush
that is something between a carpet
bweeper and a .squinel's tail. Running
lengthwise of tho sieve and having a
sweeping motion is a long brush made
of the finest bristles. Tho body of this
brush is hollow, and, by means of a blow
fan on top, a blast of air is foiced between the biistles on tho goods. There
i,i no le.ihon why candy should not bo
jo'iovit-'d hko feather beds.���Boston
Transci fpt.
Coiitnlni No 1'olnon.
According to Gray, Mitchelet and
Dobby, ihiee eminent botanists, th(jre is
not a binglo known species ol marine
plant fj.i. .iiiii.g vt& -lalj.e 1 o.^ous.
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