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 FOR MEN���������  Finest Cnsluncrc Socks 0 GO  Extra liejavy wool do 0 50  , Best quality  Shetland   wool  Underwear, per; suit i 25  Fint-fet nat. wool   "        i 00  Braces, per pair, 30c. and 10c.  :o:  The,English Trading Co.  S'- '//?m.  FOR L/-D-E3- '  ITeavy'woul LiicIuj-Uiiu- . I (fl  l''xtr<il-'vyt^u-!ilui;i-<-*-*Uj<J.uu::. r, 7  Hg.ivj" nat. wool Underi. <���������*tn . 0 15  Tiim o'.SIiuhUji-k, .Vic. aiid 7.x.-.  Lined Kid Oiov <j-, fur cuiis...' 1 li">  Unlincd do., 75c. add 51.00.       ������  The English Trading Co.  Vol. 1.���������No. 48.  BEVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., MARCH 9, 189a  $2.00 a Year.  SPECIAL SEDUCTI0I  FOR OWE MONTH  TO* MAKE ROOM FOR SPRING STOCK.  -:<>;���������  WE ARE OFFERING A,!  i ij , *        i .  n j i '  Discount of 15 per cent,  '' ON THE' FOLLOWING  LINES:--  Dress Goods  Prints  Ladies' Hosiery  'Flannels  Cretonnes  Gents' Hosiery  Kootenay Lodge  No. 15 A.F.&A.M.  The regular meeting  arc held in thc ilas-  onicTernple,Bourne'n  Hall, on the third  Monday in each  month at 8 p. m.  Visiting .brethren  cordially .welcomed.  V. CRAGK. SKCitKTAKy.  Ztie Ifcootena^ fl&ail  BEVELSTOKE   LODGE,  I. O. O. F.  in Oddfellows' Hall every  Tli'.ir-d.iy night lit eight  o'clock. Visir ing brothers  crrdially welcomed.  NEWMAN'. N.G.  A. STONB, Sec.;  TV  /"AN'TKIJ���������Pushing C'linvn���������ei- of koocI  ad-  dro*i*i.   Liberal calm-v and uviie-nsc-. paid  KIIOWN 11HO!*.  wolclv.- I'eniiiiiie-iil jio-.it inn  CO., Niii--,ui-ymc-n, I'oi-Lliind, Oregon  0,-:W,A. JOWETT, ,  MINING AND REAL ESTATE BRO*XEK.  '' 'NELSON, B.C.  SUBSCBI***TION.  ,   INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE.  One Year ?2 00  SixMonths    1 00  ThrccMonths    0 50  ADVERTISING BATES.  '   One Inch, per month    150  Two Inches, per month    2 00  Six       "        "        ���������'     ;    0 00  Special contracts for large advertisements  All bills for advertising due the 1st of each  month.  The Mail i.s printed every Saturday morning  for thc Itovolbtoke Printing & Publibliing Co.  (Limited) by  :o:-  :o:-  THIS DISCOUNT FOR CASH. OSLI.  -:o:-  ���������:o:-  It ->,  .V '  REVELSTOKE ..CTA.TI.'I  Lardeau & Slocan Prospects 'Wanted.  THE REVELSTOKE .'PHARMACY.  -:<r:-  yr 2JEXV  STOCK   OF     -  STATIONERY .& FANCY 'GOODS.  Wk hereby inform our renders that  the issue of the Kootenay Mail in  which this paragraph appears is the  only' edition of this date, Maich 9th,-  1895, which is authorized by thedirec-_  tors of "tlie Printing Co. Owing to  an unfortunate disagreement between  the directors and the former editor, a  paper was gotten out 'containing, matter- not approved by the directors, aud  a few of them may have been surreptitiously circulated! To any one feeling aggrieved by the contents of the  paper thus issued, the management express their sincere regrets. They have  done all that was in. their power to,  prevent its circulation.  TO  CORRESPONDENTS.  W. H. HiCKERSON, Centralia. Wash.���������  The section you mention.' debarring  aliens from locating mining claims  was inserted, in the B.C. Mining Act  towards the end of the late session,  but it was struck out when the Bill  came up for final'consideration, and  did not become law. So the matter  stands the same as before���������anyone,  whether a British subject or not, can  legally locate and hold mining claims  in any part of British Columbia.  The restriction was too narrow-'  minded for our legislators.       ������    _  A Denial.  C i  Sir,���������I understand a rumor- has been  circulated that I was tbe mover of the  motion at vthe directors' meeting on  Monday to have Mr. Northey removed  frour the position rrs editor of the Mail.  I most emphatic-ally state that this  report is utterly falsi*. I am ready lo  prove that I had nothing whateverto  elo with his removal in any shape or  form. i.  UHAS. LINDMARK,   '  '   Director'R. P. &, P. Co.  Revelstoke", March 8th 1805.  The New TOILET������SOAP,  SIX TABLETS FOR 25c,  -:o:-  =acnt--^ecrr?^3ucnu--nvH������cur<D9e������'  -p;.. |  I      a Ban  NOTARY   PUBLIC  REVELSTOKE,  B.C.  . cV    '-  Mining and Real Estate Broker and. General Com-  .   '     ������������������ mission Agents V     ��������� ��������� "������������������    -.'.���������.-���������-.  ft  ,0 FIRE,  LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE.     '���������.    ',  Representative of the Kootenay Smelting; &-Trading Syndicate.  AVfait for the notice regarding the new  , ", '-      Circuhriitfg Library at     ,,'-',  THE REVELSTOKE'PHARMACY."  OOF  FURNITURE,  /Sashes'  :o:-  R. HOWSON,,  REVELSTOKE.  f CORRESPONDENCE.  [audhusskd to the" kditoh.]  COFFINS  CARRIED  IN "STOCK.  -:o:  Mi-  I?---  -AGENTiFOR TROUTLAK.E CITY, EVANSPORTr'ltASLO^N'AIKUSP'  W.  COW A  WHOLESALE DEALER.IN���������  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS;  IR.IE'VIEIIL.STOIKIIEL     33 _ O  agi:nt Kort srNCi-.it skwixo machines.  L.-.G-eneral Blacksmith.  UA������  o. MeMA|HON.  REVBfflTOKE, B.C.'  THE CENTRM  ABRAHAMSON   BROS:, TnorKi-.h-oi.s.-  First-class Tafele;.-;;���������  .  :- Telephone1,  _ "Repairs to Wagons. &c.  Shoeing a Specialty.  -"'���������"'���������       GUY-BARBER,  '.WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.  Repairing Neatly &. Promptly Executed.  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  OCEAN. STEAMSHIPS.  ,.'..'       ;��������� BOYAL MAIL LINES.     "     .  CHEAPEST, route to the OLD COUNTRY.  '��������� '. ri-ojiosc-J SailingH from Montreal.--  AM.AN LINE.  J*UMII)l,l.V.  J'ArtlSIAN   ���������jMON'GOf.fAN '.'.  ..Nov.   3   Nov. 10   Nov. 17  DOMINION LINK.  TOKONTO '. .'.. :Oct.  . -VANCOIWKK.-.-.'. 'NOV.  ��������� Oar.coN ���������,..' .'.... .s- :.. Nov.  'BUS MEETS   ALL   TRAINS'AND   ST1UMBOATS.  FIBE-'PHOOP   S-^L^E  To contribute your mite in ruling it  BUY   F  S  Save 5  11  IO  ������-  [5  ti  25  On  all  per cent, on your  Flour and Feed.  General Groceries.  Clothing.  " "        Tinware.  Hirchases over Onk Dollar.  GO  ���������'V Cnbln' $15, $.50, SCO, $70; SS0 nnd upwnrds.  --  ���������'    Intcrincelintc ?������); Stoeratjo 920.  ���������Pas>ioiri{ci-s ticketed throirirrh to all pnrts of  (���������rent, HriUun and Ireland, and nt specially low  rates to nil jiarih of tho Kerropcnn continent.  .-. Apply to rrcarcbtstcariihhlp rTra'l\vnyngoiit,to  ", , ' "i. T. BJUBWSTER, Agont,Rovelstoko.  Khreri.TGen.  I iis.scn(jcr Arfei't,  oi- Ur rioiricrcr-  WirmlpuK.  ,A1J pl.'ie-cr- e'-lrrirri.s in Uris District  legally held inav lie laid over- from tire  l.-jtlr Oe-tolrcr, lfi.ll, Ui the lstJunc, 1MJ5.  '    ,     N. FITZSTUUBS,  Ooli/ Com 111 ixKUjncr.  Da ted'at Nelson, B.C.,  ���������     Ith October, 1MM.  Tho Kelitoi- cannot be rcnirousiblo for the opinions  cxiircsseel by coi-re.*.pondentf!.  THAT WAGES QUESTION.   '.  Mr. Coursier Makes a Few Observations.  ' A Letter from the Engineer.    *  , Sib,���������Allow, rue space iu - your  columns to refer to ri matter which has  created no little comment, locally, and  which has also caused,., more or less ill  feeling, i.e., the question of wages paid  on the, river-Lank work. Certain person--, from interested urotives(I believe),  very industriously spread a rumor to  the effect that one or more lnr.--ir-e-.ss  men in town were directly, or indirectly,' responsible for the - low , rate of  wages proposed to he paid on such  work. 1 am well aware that my name  ���������was connected with this rumor as heing  one of the persuiiiably guilty parties,"  though not one of this crew of frroral  assassins were' willing or ready.,fco deal  iir imyfchmg -otfaegg tuaur AC-*ftair*iAai*'  .shakings and,vague hint*--; Tirhe, there-  was one, ac- the meeting-reported-by  you last week���������a workinguiun (?)' whose  occupation consists -erf trying to make  trade,for his employers by villrfying  friendly rivals, and when not engaged  in'this nefarious arrd despicable manner  he occupies the ^exalted position of  managei-in-chief of a pork aiid beans  outfit���������who even went so far as to  locate the culprit, in the lower town,  and there weie others there, like the  jawsmith referred to, giving utterance  to what they knew to* be foundation-  less, ancl all by innuendo���������"I heard that  a certain man" etc. Brave, honorable (?) men, these. For my - part 1, at  that time determined to put an end  to the campaign of this dark-lantern  brigade and I immediately wrote Mr.  Gamble and received the following  reply:  DEPAHTJIENT jV PUBLIC WOKKS,  Rkscdknt Knginkkk's Okkick.  Victoria, B. C. 4th March. 1895.  Dear Mr. Coursier,���������Iii reply to your letter of  tho 28th ultimo, I have much plcasuro in stating that neither yourself nor anybusincse mini  of Kevelstoke, nor any other inhabitant of, that  town In any capacity whatever, represented to  me that nil the labour required for the work  could be obtained at 91.50 per day. I consulted  with no one in regard to thc matter and, therefore, on mo solely rests all responsibility.  I rcKrct very much that any idle 'rumours, in  this connection, have been set afloat to tho Injury of yourself and others.   Yours Faithfully,  '   K. C.,GAMBLK,  Resident Engineer.  Now, Mr. Editor, I did not take this  trouble for the purpose of in any way  disabusing the minds of these so-called  friends of the workingmen, whose  solicitude was born in pique and  nurtured in malice. But there are a  large number- of genuine workingmen  iu town .who had a real grievance iu  this matter of wup whose minds it  was eirdeavored to mcen.se against myself and others doing business here.  To reitaiu their good opinion has been  my only thought in tile matter. Mr.  Gamble's letter speaks for itself and is  sufHcientlv explicit to end this controversy and convince all but the maliciously disposed. With apologies for  trespassing at such length orr your  space and the expression of satisfaction  A Card of Thanks  'I desire to express my sincere thanks  in this public manner to the employees  of the Pacific- Division and friends for  the handsome nurse of three bundled  and twenty dollars which they presented to'me on Sunday 'March 3rd. [I.  has placed ine beyond warrt, ancl will  always be remembered.  GEO. HUSTON,  ' Salmon 'Arm.  ITEMS FROM TROUT LAKE.'  Mi. Fred Allyn our veryowelconie  postman'arrived here from Revelstoke  on Monday 8th inst., and reports having had a splendid trip. His dog train  is quite a novelty in this part.of the  country. , Mr. Allyn leaves, to-day,  Thursday, for Revelstoke accompanied  by Mr. Noah Abraharnson. 1  ' The placer diggers on Lai dean creek  are doing fairly well.1* Charles Mathe-  son picked up a splendid specimen a  few days ago valued at $15. John  Knowles has some splendid samples  of gold of which he showed us about  $300 in nuggets ranging,in value from  25 cents, to $10. and which he has  taken out of the creek in the last few  months. ,_    . , , _  O. D. Hoar has, just returned from a  trip   up   the "North Folk. , His party  are doing..well.' trapping.,.and .placer,  mining.. >:-' ��������� -   ���������  ' Mr. Jo-fan Atkinson from the 9-nriIe  post 'arrived in town to-day and imports everything flourishing and;spring  prospects veiy good in his part of the  'country. ������ ���������>        ��������� <  Abraharnson Brothers are refitting  and refurnishing their very commodious hotel and will soon have one of  the neatest and best'furnished hotels  in the interior;- ,  Mr. George' - Bburke' of the Trout  Lake1-Hotel reports business rather  slow at present but anticipates much  better times shortlv.  THU  AND DO "THIS.  R. S. WILSON,  MERCHANT   TAILOR.  Kcvclsiokc Station.  First-class Material kept in stock and  first-class Workmen employed.  a. McNeil,  BASiHEJ*: Blinp AND BATK ItOO-U",    -  I'Yonl, .Slroe-I,,  Hew.sfi.ke-.  -    ���������- :*p;    -  Haircut. 25c;   Ualli, 60c; Six Shaving  Tickets for Sl.OO.  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  TO   AXI)   Fl'.OM  All Eastern Points.  Through Kir-,! t:ins4.SlcuiiiriK('nri<uiielTouriKt  Slce'iiiiifj C.Vir.*. {<) St. Paul. Montrcalnriil Toronto  wit hoist, chaii^o.  REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.  Atlantic EtprfWun-ives  l'u<ifi.;  !):t.-i daily.  10:23   "  1-V.r full  iiiM'ly io  ii-.'orm.'itiun ,-m to niVs, tlnif  I.  T.   Hi-'wstcr,  Agent, i.evolstoko  <-tv..  <;ko. .vc** niiow.v,  Di-arict I',i,  .".ertrKur Atfonl,  Vuijuouvoi-. J!. C'.  nl t.he sribst-r..*iLfril increase over tlio  r.it,e of wages supposed to prevail, I  re-main yours truly,  II. N. CouiusiKit.  P.S.���������I will leave Mr. Marti to reconcile tire st-atcirrcriL rrinele' by hrur, at Lim  moclit.K in quesLiou, re his conversation with Mr-. Wamble, with that,  gcritli'inan's letter, for I frankly admit  1 .'im  unable Lo do so. II. N. (!.  BIG BEND NEWS BUDGET.  'John L. Neilson started Tuesday  morning with his dbg train and the  mail, on his fourth trip to Big Bend  for the winter. -. Everthirig Js favorable for a good trip���������the snow crusted  nicely and the weather pleasant.  Ben Robertson went out with Neil-  son, outfitted for work on Gold Stream  with Charlie Norleius.  Geo. Laforme arrived Tueselay having walked in from Downie Creek, 45  miles, in about 11 hours, He was 12  days on' the round trip to the Bend,  being delayed four days by rain and  soft snow.  The Consolation,mine is looking well.  The dividend for January and February was about $1500. The Seattle  partners are going out to that city  soon, arrd will carry ������2000 or more of  "Consolation dust" to display to their  friends, among which is a 2 ounce nugget worth $36.  Charlie Norleins, on Gold Stream,  i.s nearly ready to sluice. The wing  clam is finished, antl, tire prospect is  good.  SCORCHED AGAIN.  Fife Bugs Cause Another Great Conflagration at Toronto.,  The   third   disastrous conllagration  which has visited Toronto in less than  two months occurred orr Sunday morn-'  .ing last, and the loss is fully as great  as either of the:  two  pr-evious   visitations.    This time the fire originated in  the heart of  thu  reUirl  section ol tire  city,   starting   at   12-10 -cm.'  in   the  splendid   new. department*-!!   store    }>f  Robert Hiurpsorr,   orr    the   bouth-weat  corner  of Yongc and' (iue-eir  streets.  Simpson's  building   was an   immense  seveii-storc-y structure', re-rnpU-U-d only*  MX  months ago at a cost of !jil.'VJ,(Kr(J.  Tire  fire   btrtrti-d, in   the.  rear- of  lire  southern annex aiid  .spread, with such  rapidity that within   half an   hour- Lire  whole building  was a mass ol Haines.  A general , alarm   was  givvr-    ru cj.i? re  uiiuiiteb after the discover-, of the lire, <  arrd   the   whole   brigade   wet o  on   the  scene before one o'clock, hut their combined  elfurts   to  confirm    (.he    lire   to  tire .Simpson   building  pioved   ,1'ulJJe.  The fr-oiit wall fell at  one o'clock, and  20   minutes  later  the   whole-' budding  collapsed like an egg .shell, sendrug tlrej  sparks and cinders "flying in .-ill uircc-  lioti-i.     In the meantime the lire;  hud  crossed Queen street, and lhe big clothing store of Phillip  Jameson, on   Lhe  north-west   corner- ' of . Yongc   street,  was   ejuickly   destroyed   wit-i   its   immense stock.    The aujeiiniiig dn-gooels  house of Joseph  W,ulelillc'������.\; .Sou's, im-,  mediately   noith   arid   \\osL of Jamie-'  son's, fronting  on-'i'onae stree,t  with  arr annex   running through   to'ljuocn'  street, was completely gutted' arrd  the  stock is a total   loss.   Crossing  Vonge  street the lire attye-ked "JJeiimer-.'s gents'  furnishing store nn-r adjoining .nuikl-  ings.   A change in the drrect.iou of tho  wind caused the flames to 'leap south  'across Queen street and  tiro Imperial  Bank building car the south-east cornel  of Yorrge street  was soern abl.ize.    Jrr  the ru-xt two stores to the south front-'  itrg on   Youge  street, everything was  lost.   South of these-  were  Duuiicld .Ns  Co.  aird   the Treniont  hotel,   both   of  ^whicli   were  badly gutted. "-Creeping  east to Victoria street the lire found its  way to  the Knights of  PythnTs-Jlail,  where its progress in this directum was  finally arrested. '  Jiist. as the lire was believed to be  under control a cry went up from the  crowd that the tall steeple of Knox  Presbyterian church,,200 feet high, on'  Queen street, to the. west of .Simpson's.  which by thih'timtr'wa's'asmoulilering  heap of ruins, wason lire. "In vain elid  the firemen turn their most, powerful  streams upon the speck ot* fire;. They  could not reach .half-way Hp^'fiu'el before  long the steeple burned through and  fell into the pell towor.r The lire eat  its way, and a't-1 o'clock the great bell,  whose deep, sonorous 'tones luivo rung  out every morning for more, than  half a century fell tumbling into the  basement, where it lies undei a mass  of debris. Knox is one of tlie finest  and probably tho rrrost historic church  in the city. The'great departmental  store of T. Eaton & Co. was orr fire  several times, and was .only saved by  tbe excel lent system; of fire" appliance  with which the big store is provided.  The ascertained losses foot up to  $l,2o0,000 covered by an insurance of  $.r"G0,(X)0. 'The principal sufferer is  It. Simpson & Co. whose estimated lo**s .  is $100,000 on which the insurance ���������  amounts to $320,000. It. is supposed '  that the fire was caused by incendiarism.  Downie Creek Bridge Ready for Traffic.  Trout Lake Gold Dust.  Sir,���������^V Trout Lake'correspondent over  the signature e>f "Miner" writes inquiring th.e value of La,r-cl<-au gold. I have  had. some experience vvith it ancl Uriel  that the prit:e received for it at the  San Fr-ani-rsc-o mint iK{jyi>.."i0 per ounce.  One lot went $15.20 and some a little  higher, making $l.).f*0 a fair average;  from this must be dedue-ted the cost of  getting the iiinnev back. "Miner"is  mistaken, in thinliing that $17 to $ lli  can be got for it in Hevelsterke. Cue  buyer aeluiits losing $k!5() per ounce On  wliiii. he Ixinght. You state that .-jilfi.."-*)  will be allowed for it in goods; but oiler  thing is sun*���������the mure dust a merchant gets at that price the greater his  loss, unless his goods are marked high  enough to stand it.���������Yours truly,  LAKDEAU.  The De.wnic creek bridge, which has  been built by a crew of men under  Tom Bain, as foreman, was finished  last week. The men made 33 tvorking  daj'.s on the job, receiving $3 per'day,  the Ii Im r.il wages paid by the Provincial  Government.  Tire bridge is 2oo feet long, anel is  made up of three spans���������."jO-O.VOO feet  and the approaches f-0 feet. There are-  fourcvihs containing rock arid protected  with rip-rap. Tbe cribs have a covering six leet wiere, which is sufficient  feu- present use, but they aie wiele  enough for a wagon road when needed.  Tbe bridge i.s built a mile <rp stream  from the location of the old one, and  new trails will be cut. to connect the  old trail with the bridge. The reason  for building higher up was becaii'-o  the high water uj the Columbia last  year caused the* olej bridge to go out,  anel the new orre is therefore placed  above the danger of high water.  It is said that Sir- Donald A. Smith  has entered a strong protest with lire  Dominion Government on' behalf of  the Canadian Pacific Railway against  the construction of the Hudson Hay  Railway.  She Struck it Rich.  The wiIlvof the late George Barker,  the famous landscape photographer, of  Niagara Falls, was accidently found  the other day by his eldest daughter.  Miss Mary Ear ker. in a lot o"f' old  pipers. It was a lucky find for- her, a.s  by the'provisions of the will she given  the homeste.id anel $10,000 in cash. To  his eldest son, Geeuge AL Barker, who  ran awrry from borne when a boy, and'  has never since been heard 'from, be  left 50 cents. His other children receive  substantial beejucsts irr cash and  property.  ,   The Same Old Game.  A man representing himself as a bill  ���������rosier h.-us- been going through York,  Ont., arid adjoining counties, buying  the right to post bills on fences "anil  barns along his route.1 The farmer is  paid a small amount, and is invariably  asked to sign a receipt. This in nearly  every case is done, and the documents  turn up in the shape, of .promissory  notes, the amounts varying from $."i*J  to $100.    '        .  He was Too Slow .Pay for'the Court.  Hugh Sinclair, of Uranel Valley, tint.,  neglected to pav a flue of .���������j.'-O lor violation of the local option law. and lu- was  jailed. Afler four- days' confinement  he was relea-eel on paying $71.30.  Awarded  Highest   Ilonor.s��������� World"*  MOST PERFECT   MADE.  A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Free  from Ammonia, Alum or any ofher adulterant.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD.  iimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmMM THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.'  TEE CODE OE  HOIOUE.  HOW IT RECEIVED ITS QUIETUS IN  ���������   .     ENGLAND IN 1836.  osflle Hectlnsorthe Duke or Wellington  ami ������he Karl of Wliioln-lsca���������I'nbllc  Condemnation ������f Hie Coile Kc-iultlns  From the Experience or ttuplatu Soop-  ' Dueling in EDglanei was on the wane at  tlie date of the hostile meeting between the  Duke of Wellington and the Earl of Wih-  chelsea. That occurred in lS29,and marked  an epoch in the modification of auch an  appeal to urma.  Our readers may have forgotten the  occasion and result of this meeting, and we  therefore recapitulate its general features.  Wellington -.yas Prime Minister. He had  brought in the " Homau Catholic relief  bill." Wincholsen opposed it and said the  thing was1 done under false pretenses. A  wearisome correspondence eusued, ending  with the Duke writing.  *' For this insult I believe that His Lordship will be auxious to give me reparation:"  ' Without retracting, however, tho Earl  continued beating the bush until be received  'a note in these words :  "I now call upon Your Lordship to give  me that satisfaction for your conduct which  a gentleman has a right to require and  which a gentleman never refusos to give. I  have the honor, &c, Wellington.",  To which the Karl replied :   '  "The satisfaction which Your Grace has  demanded is, of course, impossible for me  to decline.   I have the honor.'&c,  " WlSCIIELSKA."  ,The parties met at Battersea Fields next  morning, the Dnke attended by Sir Henry  Hardinge, the Earl by Lord Falmouth.  Ground having been measured and places  taken by the principals, at the--' word  "Fire" the Duke raised, his pistol, but  ��������� seemed to hesitate for he saw tnat the Earl  kept his pistol' pointing downward, evidently uot intending to tire. lie then fired  at randeim. The Earl did not discharge his  pistol. Thereupon Lord Falmouth stepped  forward and delivered a memorandum to  Sir Henry Hardinge, expressing  the karl's heorkt.  And the'parties separated. ' Upon a subsequent inquiry by a committee of the House  , Lord Falmouth stated the condition upon  which ha consonted to act as second to the  Earl was that the latter should not lire at  ���������    the Duke.    He also   paid,  "The   Earl of  < Winchclsa thought that the injury he had  done the Duke of Wellingrou was too great  for a mere apology,   and t lint he ought to  receive his fire I"    That was  the idea   of  "honor" 6,") years ago,, and it was said the  " Iron   Duke"   regarded ' it   as    tin;  most,  absurd transaction in which  he ever took  part.  The irrepressible conlhct that for many  years existed between ;he civil and the  military Courts is the otingcst chapter ot  tho history of'dueling in England. Queen's  Bench decided one way, tho ll"rse Guards  just the reverse.^ At Westminster Hall  any death resulting from a duel waa pro;  -nounced mufdor. At tho sitno lime an  otfiuer in the army who omitted to' resent  an affront or declined to receive a challenge  was invariably dismissed from the   service.  In 1S36 Justice. Dumpier presided over,  an English Court which tried Captain Henry  > J, Sooper for killinii a brother ollicer in a  duel. The grand jurv had found a true  bill against the prisoner for tnurder, and  the case wasahundantly aiislained by proof.'  The Justice hud'down the law with unusual firmness and severity, and Sooper  listened to bis churge with anxiety.  Tbe prisoner had watched the earlier  proceedings of the Court with no little  mditiereucei Against his secouds the g.-uuci  jury had ignored lhe cbargejand in lus own  ca������e he looked for his ordinary le.-mlt���������  either a verdict of acquittal or, at most. of  manslaughter, followed by a short imprisonment.  The tones of the Justice's charge aroused  him from his dreams. He fully understood  ,the import of every word that fell from the  ,Bench, and listened with constantly growing alarm. The jury was out abou. hai;  an hour, a delay which induced hope of a  favorable result. Upon their return their  names were called by the -Sheriff and ;  verdict demanded. The foreman said:  "  We liud the paisouer  ,   ' GtriLTY or MURDKB." i  Captain Sooper stood facing the jury.  No sooner wag the verdict rendered than,  turning deatniy, pale, he fell a-i if shot  with a mortal wound, and, amid tne pro-,  found silenoe of the Court and spectator?,  uttered a long, loud groan. Hut he was.  soon sufficiently recovered lo receive a^rii-  ence, ond was called upon in' the unii<il  form to say "why sentence of death -mould  not be passed upon him according lo law."  . He made a logical and remarkable address, beginning wirh au apology for r,h>>  interruption ho had occasioned to the beifii-  nes* of tho Court, nn incident bo hopi-d  would not he imputed to hiie f������urnf dearh.  ' which he had braved urimovBil in battle.  Hut he hail a dear wife and beloved children to whom he had rnmt'.d to bequeath  hii oniy fortune���������the uiiitMni-d reputation  of a noldier and a man of honor. Yet, now  he wii lo die tlm death of it felon, and  leave to his family the u>hi)r!t������iio������ of a  murderer1* infamy I  He adverted lo tho circumstance,* of th>;  duel, some part* of which had crime ou;  during the trial���������thn*t the dead man wvi  the asjgreaior, and had publicly o:!������red hiin  an insult, which ho dared nor, overlook ;  - that ho had lieen willing to accept any apology, but could got none ; that he h.id no  alternative but to send a challenge or lo'-x-  his commission ; thai it was well known to  every one aoqminted with the arrny that, it  he had not sent a challenge to vindicate hii  honor und the honor of the service the next  post would have brought an intimation  from the Horse Guards that tho King had  ko rin'.Tin'.ri ocoAsrorr  for his services, and he pointed out strongly the bewildering contrast between the  practice of th-* army���������not only authorized  nnd encouraged, but ex pet ad and cxaol'-.d  by the highest powers���������and the item -lenience of the civil law in rolercnce to the  same t.-aiif action. He npoko of thc deceased  with affection and rogrut, and rlceld red that  nothing but a cense of who.!, he owed to his  profecion would havo led him to send the  ckalVnifls- and ho bitterly lamented that, a  f*in Mea of honor had precluded   a friend  which  would  from  yielding the apology,  have ended the quarrel.  We give only the merest outline of the  points made by Captain Sooper. It was a  remarkable plea, presented with firmness  and iu a manly way, and made a profound  impression. Tears were , seen upon many  faces, and even audible sobB testified to the  deep sympathy of those present. The  Justice, an able and' eood mar, and full of  the kindest feelings, "was quite token by  surprise., He listened attentively, and ob-  viously was much affected. Finally tears  started from his eyes, and, covering his  face with his hands, he omitted all remarks  ,������. he offense when he pronounced sent  tence, and simply said : "The sentence of  the law is," &c. But while the Justice yet  had his face covered with his hands, the  prisoner had said:  "And tor this I am to be led to execution  like the vilest felon."  The Justice, overpowered by the appeal,  said to himself,'unwittingly loud enough to  be overheard by the Siieriir':  "No, by���������-I    You shall not die!"   '_  There was some difficulty in procuring a  remission of the sentence,, but tho Justice  was firm, and Captain Sooper was ultimately' pardoned. Facts which came to light in  his trial and during tho effort to save his  life stamped the dtielio with infamy, and  abolitdied appeals to the code from the English army.  TELEGRAPHY WITHOUT .WIRES.-,  Iltin's: the Earth as a <:������mIuctor of Klec'Hc  VI Oral ion. ,    ,    ,  The promise of coming electrical achievement moro marvelous than all that has  preceded it is in_tli_e_Bir._B������y������ the Boston  Herald. Eloetricians who have been  admitted to witness recent experiments in  the laboratory of Nikola Tesla have come  away fully impressed with the belief that  I he new wizard has within, his grasp tho  solution of the problem' of transmitting  intelligence and power without the use of  wires. * Tesla has long maintained that this  could be done. He declared in .a public  address two years ago that his conviction  had grown so atrong on that point that he  no longc-r looked ou this plan of energy or  intelligence transmission as a mere theoretical possibility, but as a serious problem iu  electrical erigineering'which must be carried  out some day. He has been working at  the problem ever since, ' and tho invention  of his "oscillator','���������destined to be, an  epoch-making machine in the production of  power���������has been merely an incident iu 'his  patient, 'scientific search for the "period"  of the1* ,  ELHCTRlCAr, CUARC1I* 0KTI1U KAKIQ.  It in oil the existauce of this charge that  the possibility depouds of conveying intel*  lrgenco without the aid of wires and with,  out respect to distance. Air. Tesla demonstrated someiteu years ago that the^. earth  ccinld be used as a ..conductor, of electric  vibration, instead of tho return wire Ions;  held to be indispensable. His single wire  motors gave a convincin^opructical demonstration cf that fact, and led to the farther  conclusion that it was not necessary to  have even a single connection between the  motor aud generator,- except, perhaps  through tlie ground. But to utilize electric energy given off into space or transmitted through the ground is a problem somewhat different from that of procuring at  any point of the earth a response to the disturbance of its electric charge at some other  point. The one turns on the question of  how good au electric conductor the earth  may be . shown to be, the other on how  nearly it lV possible to ascertain at what  period'".tha.-" earth's charge of electricity  oscillates, with respect to an dppositely  electrified system or known circuit.  Thortcientific basis of the theory that the  earth is an electrically chargod body insulated in space is to bo found in the accepted  vjew or" it- origin��������� that, namely, of'mech*  nnical aep.irai.iotr from other bodiev. Hut  tlie import ant' question   w.is to   discover  WHAT QUANTITY*  OK   CLKCTItrorTlf  thc uuttii 'contains���������what, ��������� in * seientitiu  UiiLru-tge, i.i its "cap-xcity" aud what n  -.he pei iod of vibration ? On the answer to  that depends the possibility of disturbing  the eiec-.rosia.uo condition of the earth as  '.<> transmit intelligible, -signals to any distance .simply through the earth itself or ru  environing medium, Mr. Te.-la hi* succeeded in raising thalpo*<"ibiliiy to the rank  of a probability, if not of a certainty,- He  :i.*i pumped electricity into rhe earth, and  lit-! *eeill*ed " resonance " so powerful a.-t to  munifi-st us*!! in hgitning lushes of eon-  !*iderabte length and vividness In other  words, he h.vi been able to get a response  ���������brouih ti e electrici! vibration which hei  ������i!l impressed on ihe earth from the elec*  ii.ccna.rze which it disturbed there. The  iwo muet, tr.erefore, have something in  comnn-n ; must have a cerutin degree of  rv'hrnie.il correspondence, however wide of  complete accord. They, may not touch  more closeiy than would the units which  i������,i to make up 2,000'ai.d 2,000,(>00 if the  Jormer were eliaifibute 1 over a line formed  by the units which go v lo mak������ up tho  lalW. Hut an in ihiw case one in if/' would  touch, and ihe whole Ixs covered at certain  fixed intervals, <o Mr, Tesla'* experiment*  .'���������ava led him far enough to show that" l.e  iiris hit upon KOino harmonic correspondences,  between the known anr1 the unknown  circuit. When he ha<i succeeded in bring,  itu- them into anything like porfijt accord,  lie will be able, liy, a c-uiulu olcctr.c tap, lo  ic.i.il a note vrbr.itm<(. over t������io whole f/v'.n  of tho earlh, as [t it lay before him like the  lightened H'ltrri of a drum. ,  Anarchy Rolens in Brooklyn.  Brooklyn ih hy'no muann finif.hed \/ilb  I'm trolley troubles, and tho continuance, of  t.ho disturbance ii apparently due to tho  weakness of tho muni-np-d authorities  Kver since the withdi iwal of rho uuiitl.i  the new motorm������n have boiii subjected to  violence of every sort, and the risk of injury to passenger.' is so grejit that MiO c.ir-  are for the most part comparatively empty.  Worst of all, nobody is getting puniehed  for these numberless acts of voilence, arid  r.lio aiithorirres reserve the indignation  they should display again-!, the criminals  tor the presidents of the railroad cornpinie-i,  who are demanding protection for their  employes, and w,mt. to provi.je it triem-  selves if the munioip ility will not. Tnii  nispe.nsion of the franchises of tho companies  was antioipUed by ihe Brooklyn K-.glu  when it made the following vij-orous  .���������omment i-'-W- havo hid enough chilil'i  rd.iy. The continuance of violence is con-  ie-mon of the roluctaiico or iiorvoIessnusR of  the authorities!. If they-cauriotcid it, wo  might as. well abandon all pretence of  Government, and flo.it. the flag of Anarchy  from tho City hali." A new Mayor and  Board nf Aldermen soem essential to tho  in-iint'snanco of peaoo.  YOUNQ FOLKS.  Johnny  Sleepy-Head.  Tliey call me Johnny- Sleepy-head;  The rea-on why. I thin f '  Is 'cause I like to lie in bed.  For "just another wink."  My father makes the flro below,  ,   And calls, "Come Johnny." then  I say, "Y-e-e-s. sir."���������and first I know  ,   I'm fast asleep again.       '  Then Mother calls. "Come, Johnny doar/  So very soft and kind  It almost -.corns that I don't hear���������  At any rate don't mind.  Then father calls, "John Thomas !*  In a tone that makes zie quake;        ,  I pull my pants on wrong side up  Before I am awake.  Pumpy.  " I wish you would go up to tho pasture and pump the tubs full of water. It  has been very dry for two days, 'and I want  to be sure thai.,the calves have plenty to  drink."    ��������� "    '  " I'm pretty tired," said Bonny, with a  little pucker in his face, as he watched Hal  Davis going after blueberries.  Papa didn't seem to hear it, or tho loud  whistle which Hal gave when ha saw hia  playmate looking at him.  ' " 1'ump the tubs full," he said, as he.  went,to the barn, "and then you will not  need to go up there to-morrow." ,  "Hal won't go blueberrying then,"  Benny thought, "and he'll be away out of  sight in tho bushes beforo I get tho water  pumped."  He turned toward the pasture bars,  though, and pretty soon papa heard tho  pump haudlo going. thump���������thump, as  though his little boy was trying hia very-  beat to please him.  Bonny looked quite happy as ho holdup  a great bunch of blueberries when he came  back.  " Didn't know they weroyup there," he  said.      '  ' "And you didn't know<we were going  fishing down to the lake ,to-morrow, I  guesa.'Vdaughed papa. " But we are. We  will'start early and stay all the forenoon."  Away flew Benny's hat into tho air as  though all the tired feeling had gone out of  his arms. And how limber they seemed  tho next'day, when ho helped papa row  out, i,uto tho lake, and then throw in his  line. ' ���������   ,''  It did not Beem more than five minutes,  either, beforo Benny's Hue straightened  out very quickly ou the sido of the boat.  " Want any help with the fish ?" asked  papa eagerly.    "He's a big'one."  " N-no."  And away Benny tugged as hard as he  could, and" down into the bottom of the  boat splashed a three-pound fish in a few  moments. . '  " What a beauty," laughed papa. " And  you got him 'all yourself. There's Hal  Davis and hia father over across the Jake.  They and I haven't had a bito yet."        ,  "Guess���������guess   iny   bite���������would- have  DAIRYMEN AND DAIRYMAIDS.  In  The Men Have Displaced  the Women  "   tbe Dairies ur the Country.  If women are crowding men out of some  fields of, employment, there is at least one  in which this process' of displacement is  reversed. That is the dairy. There the wife  was once queen, but now the husband holds  the sceptre. And the change has been for  the better. The dairy industry of Canada  waa pretty well run down when the men  of the country took: hold of it, set is on its  legs and soon made a flourishing branch  of production out of it. Butter was , the  only dairy product turned out when the  women had charge, and good butter much  of it was. But the butter, that, "was bad  anel indifferent outweighed the good. The  mode of marketing tended to lower the  quality. The farmers' wives bartered  their butter for merchandise at the country  stores, and the country morohants, not  wanting to make fish of one and fowl of  the other, paid the    ���������  BKOTHER GABDNER,  SAMK 1-RICE FOR  ALT, GRADES.  If they had discriminated they would  havo lost custom. Since bad butter brought  as large a price as good butter, there ' was  nothing to_.be gained by keeping up a high  standard of excellence. ,So the average of  quality declined, tons of butter were 'made  that was unfit to use, and we lost our market in Britain. Then the nien stepped in.  They cartod the bulk of the'milk to cream,  eries and cheese factories, and these yield,  ed profitable returns almost from the start.  Tiie production of cheese increased by leaps  and bound8,r and went on so prosperously  that it'now takes the lion's share ot our  milk. Fifteen years ago we had a compare,,  lively small number ot milch cows, and for  much of their produce we could not find  sale. Now wo have a large number of milch  cows, and thoy are all giving a profitable  return on the food they consume. In other  ways dairy interests nave improved under  the men's administration. The care of the  cattle, their food, drink, shelter, their  treatment, breeding, etc., have all undergone a marked change. Meii have put the  dairy industry on a scientific and commercial basis, and behold the astonishing  resultB ! ' Nowadays no dog or hoy muBt  chase or annoy a cow that gives milk. ' She  must have clean, well-aired, warm, comfortable  quarters.    She 'must be   milked  ACXJOBDINO TO RULE,  her milk has to bo .kept apart from all'  odors, tho cream haa to be separated ui a  certain way.and the dairy has been changed  almost into a laboratory, where,the nicest  care is taken to keep milks of differing  richness in huttar-fat from being thrown  into the same vessel or from being tainted.  Moreover, a cow has to yield a milk that  contains a certain percentage of butter-fat  or she will be placed on the retired li3t.  Mere volume of milk no longer counts.  The receipts from ,tbe dairy are now too  large'to be passed over as pin money to the  mistress of the household. The frugal husband and husbandman looks upon them as  1 one of his assets, and a snug one they  j have come to be.'     But it woman has been  slipped off,"  panted Benny,   " if 1 hadn't i dethroned iu tho dairy, and if the iidminis  got   my   arm , tough    pumping    for    the  calves." ���������  " That' work is better for gthe, muscles  than'picking blueberries," laughed papa,  harder than before, as he pinched hia boy's  arm. "See'm's as thougn your muscle) does  feel hard,'like tho pump handle"  .���������'That's what Hal said, when ho went  by' with his berries lass night," smiled  Benny. "And it hurt a little���������then. But  he can call me Pumpy all he wants to now.  Mean,to give him a piece of my fish if he  don't catch any.".,  Twisters for the Tongue.  Read the following aloud, repeating tho  shorter ones quickly half a dozen times in  succession :  Six thick thistle sticks.  Elesh of freshly fried flying fish.  The sea ceaseth and it aufficoth us.  High roller, low roller, rower. "'���������  A bos of mi led biscuits, a mixed biscuit  box. '��������� , -  Strict strong Stephen Stringer snared  slickly six sickly silly 'snakes.  Swan swam over the sea ; swim swan  swim ; swan swam back again, well swum  swan.  v It in a shame, Sam ; these are the same,  Sam. 'Ti3 all a sham, Sam, and a shame it,  is to sham so, Sam.  A growing gleam, growing greon.  The bleak breeze blighted the bright  broom blossoms.  Susan shines shoes and socks ; socks and  shoes shine Susan. She ceaseth shining  shoes and socks, for shoes aud socks shock  Susan.  Robert Rowley rolled a round roll round;  a round roll Robert Rowley rolled round ;  where rolled the round roll Robert Rowley  rolled round.  Oliver Oglethorp ogled an owl and oyalor.  Did Oliver Oglothorp ogle an owl and oyster ? If Oliver Oglethorp ogled an owl and  oyster where are the owl and oyster Oliver  Oglethorp ogled ?  Hobb-i meeti Snobby and Nobbi ; Hobbs  bobs to Snobbd and Nobb'i ; Hobbs n obs  with SnobbH and robs Nobb������'s fob. " That  m," i*ys NoVuh, '* tb������ worse for liobbs'a  ���������ob<i,"-itnd Snobb'i s<������1h.  .-tammy Shoosmitn tiwii ahriektng.-iong.  ������ter. Old .Sarnmy Sboenmith see a shriek-  mi* nongitor ? ll Sammy Sboesuuth saw a  *brieking songster, whore's tho shrieking  <ong^*������er Sammy Snoeimith naw 1  I went into the garden r.o gather ������orn'������  hUdes, aud there I haw two pretty babes.  " Ah, babe,), i������ ihut you, b-tbes. braiding  of blade*, babes ? li you braid any blades  it ,������!!, lube*, braid bru*d blades, babes, or  braid no blade* at all babe*,  You snuff dhop anulf, 1 snuffbox snuff.  tration and the revenues of that department of production have been assumed aud  greatly improved by man, woman is to be  congratulated on her eleliverauco from the  drudgery of butter-making and butter-  murketmg. But her deliverance is uot yet  complete. , She has to help milk the cows,  aud now there are more cows to milk. In  a time when we see women tatting au active  part in movements uud deliberations that  were once looked upon as outiiide their  sphere, ' it is not a little surprising to note  that at the large convention which mot to  discuss dairy affairs last week iu Stratford  there waa uot a woman present.  She Was Perfectly Plain.  Sh������> glared into bis ������oulful eyes.  "Now that we are married," she observed,  auiteiely, " I nhall not he-mat* to bo perfectly plain with you."  '��������� M-itrlda."'  She did not heed hi>t prot'irft, but i-at all  evening with her hair in r-url papers.  Nothing rihe could bavj done would rriJ.ke  bar look plainer.  How Ho Won Hor Regard.  Mr*. Di Neiil,���������" It. xnerni to mo that  for a man who claim- (y deiitri'i) charity,  you have a vnry red  nni.),"  Mol ly Mike���������" Yci, mum ��������� the ohnap  capi that us poor peio'ibi hvi o uso is very  hard on th������ complexion, mum."  ��������� , QUEEN.VICTORIA'S DOGS.  She Hai Sonic of thc Finest In ttic World  lu Her Kennels.  Some of the finest dogs in tho world are  owned by Victoria, Queen of England. Her  Majesty,is particularly fond of animals, and  she loves every spbeies of dog, from tho  largest St. Bernard to the tiny King  Charles spaniel which cau ba put into a  coat pocket.  There is a man at Windsor Castle who  does nothing else but take care of the dogs,  and tbe royal kennels there are of'stone,  and the yards are paved with rod and blue  tiles, aud tho compartmeuts in which tho  little dogs sleep are 'warmed with hot  water, and they have the freshest and  cleanest of straw in    which to lie.  There are fifty-five dogs in these kennels  aud almo3t allot them are acquainted with  tho Queen. She visits them olten while she  is at the castle, ancl she looks carefully  after their health and1 comforts. The dogs  ot, Windsor Castle keeyi regular hours. They  are turned out at a certain tune each day  tor their exercise and sports, and they have  a number of ,courts ooiiiisutod with tho  kennels upon which they scamper to and  fro over greon lawns. There ure umbrollu-  liko affairs on these lawns, where they can  lie in tbe shado if they wish to,and in some  ot them there ore pools of water where the  dogs can tako a bath, and in which thoy  swim and come out ancl shake themselves  just as though thoy were ordinary yellow  dogs ratbi-r than royal puppies..  't'hn Queen has her favorites among tho  dogs, and some of thorn become jealous on  the attention she pays to others. Among  thhsoKhu likes best is one named "Marco."  'This is saiel to be tho linos I Spit/, dog in  England. It bis taken a number of prizes.  Marco rs an auburn dog. His hair iu of  tawny rod. Ho weighs just about twelve  pounels, and ha has brighter eyes, quicker  motion and sharper bark than any othei  dog in the kennel. H������ is just three years  old, and he carries his tail over his back as  though he owned the   whole establishment,  Thc Queen's collies are very fine, and a  numlmr of thorn are white. One of these  is called "Snowball," and another goes by  the name of "bily,"  Another little dog, an ospeoinl favorite  with tho Queen, weighs juat seven and one-  half pour.ds, or no more than tlie smallest  baby. This is tha-Quecn's toy Pomeranian  "Oina," who is ono of the most famous  dog* in the world. Gina cmiio from Italy,  und has won a number of prizes in thc dot;  show*) or ICiigbtud. Gina is a very good  dog, and Mat as quiet as a iriouso while her  photograph was taken not long ago.  Among l.b������ other dogs of the kennel are  n ii urn be r of pturs, and ono kiiock-kueed  littlo .bipatiOHo I'lt'g which tho lato Lady  HrnmH-y, tho distinguished traveller,present-  od tothe Queen. There are big ("erniun  dachshunds and little Skye terrier-., and, in  short,, every kind of beautiful dug you can  undine in th'jso fa.iioui kennels. The  Qeienu mini"-! all the dogs herself ; und near  tin- k'-iindi if a lit.ll>,- graveyard whers j  these  petH aro buried  when thoy dio. I  "De reg'lar bizness of dis meetin' of de  Limekiln Club hevin bin concluded," said  Brother Gardner as he arose and adjusted  his spectacles, "I hev a few words to say  to Brudder Shindig Watkins. If he arj in  de hall, he will pldaee step dis way."  Shindig had got behind the stove to  scratch his chilblains, and he looked anxious and perturbed as he pulled on liis  brogans and scuffed up'to the president's  desk.  "Brudder Watkins," said tho president  as he looked down at him over his spectacles, "I have bin infirmed dat yo' am a  powerful believer in de varchew3 of de  rabbit's fuc. 'Deed, but sartin folks hev  dun told me dat you',.keep no less dan six  of 'em on hand do year around. Am dat  k'rect?" ' ' ' ���������  "Yes, san."  "Yo' carry two on yo r pusson  an loave  fo' tttde house to urtect de fam'ly ?"  "Yes, Bah."  "Brudder Watkins, will yo' aplam to0dis  cub what partickler varcbew dar am in a  rabbit's fut?",  "Brings good luck and keeps de ghosts  away." '���������       ' '  ' "Um I    Yo' hev tried  it anI. feel shore  'bout it, I reckon?"  "Yea, sab."  "I reckoned yo' felt dat way au ao hev  prepared a few questions to ask yo'. Bout  five y'ars ''ago yo' happened to be in an  ally at midnight, Afghostsuddenly 'peared  befo* yo'. ' Yo' waved a rabbit's fut at him  an' told him to shoo an' bo gone. Did he  shooT  "N-do,' sah." '    '  -,5'On de contrary, he walked up to yo'  an' 'rested yo', an' yo' was fined Slo rur  hevin' seven chickens in a bag. I paid de  fine, an' yo' owe me S7 of it yit. Some  time ago yo' started out to lick a man who  works m u woodyard. Yo' had yo'r wife  rub yo' all ober wid dem six rabbit futs, an'  yo' tieil 'em up an' hung 'em around yo'r  neck asyo' sot out. Yo'went to dat wood,  yard an' sailed ,in. 'Member how yo' don  cum out V .      '  "Yes, sah,"-    * ������      '  "So do I. Yo' got sich.a wallopin' dat  yo' couldn't git outer1-' do house rur 'two  weeks. Mebbe yo' reckolect de, night I  met yo' on'do street wid a ham? Yo' had  de ham in one baud an' a rabbit's fut in de  odder, an' yo' was < in sich a hurry 'yo'  couldn't stop to talk. Did dot rabbit's fut  prevt-nt do butcher from obcrtakiu'yo' hero'  yo'got home, an' hain't yo' lame yit from  tie hardnass of his kicks?"  Brother Watkins began to wobble in the  knee's and look homesick, and lhe president  continued :���������  "One night last summer, as I remember,  yo' woke up and diskivered a'ghost in'do  room. .Yo' shook all six rabbit futs at him,  hut he didn't skeer. He jess frowed yo'  downstairs an' lamed y'r back ao yol couldn't walk fur a month. Mighty cur'ua dat  charm didn't work, wasn't it ? An' about  yo'r good luck. Yo' has bought ������10 worf  of lejttcry ' tickets iu dei last two y'ars au'  not hit a thing. Yo' ,bet oir de 'leckshun  an5 lost ������15. Yo'r oio woman broke her laig,  an' your chiileu hov had ��������� measles, niumpi  and chickenpox., Somebody dun stole yo'r  soft soap an' pizoncdyo'r cat,' an'somobody  else dun carried oil'yo'r goat an'stole yo'r  dawg. Brudder Watkins, please inform  d������3 club whar' yo' an' do rabbit fut collides."  "Reckon it gone back on me, Eah," muttered the i,bashed brother.  "I jess want to say a few mo' words to  yo' an through yo' to  sich other  members  of dis club  us- am  dunglin  a  rabbit's fut  around der necks.    What's a rabbit'got to  do wid ghosts or good luck any mo' dan de  coon, 'possom   or   woodchuck ?    A rabbit  pio takes do  cake  obcr  a   beef bons,  but  when yo'   cum  right  down  to suiitbin   to  make a cull'd man happy yo's got to mako  it baked 'possom or fricassed coon.'    When  I go ober to see my granclchillcn an.-want  to make 'em feel good, 1 carry along a rabbit's fut to tickle their noses wid.    When I  hev  neuiulgia  in the jaw,  de oio  woman  takeBa rabbit's fut t.o stroke ou de liuiment.  Dat's all de use I eber puts it to.    A word  about ghosts.    Do yo'  'spect a  great big  fat ghost am gwine to ba akeered away' by  sich ix leetle   thing  as a  rabbit's  fut or de  head'of a black crow ? No," sah.  D-it ghost  am dar on bizneBS, an de only way is to sail  right into him with a hoe handle un a pair  of   cowhide    butes   au     knock   him   out  befo' ho kin holler.   . I licked six of 'em,  an den dey  dun   quit   foolin 'around my  cabin.    De talk   about  good   luck  am all  nonsense.    De man   who   loafs around all  summer  has "no  right  to  complain about  hick in de winter. Good  luck means steady  woik an takin kecr of do wages.    It means  keepin away from, de saloon au keepin do  whisky jug outer  do house.    Take all do  feet ot   all tie rabbits iu do world, au add  to 'em all .do heads of all de black crows  dat eber flow ober   a   gruviiyard,  an doy  wouldn't put a lU-ccnt pieco  iu any man's  pocket.    I hain't gwine to sot down on yo'  too hurd at dis time, but I'm dun gwine to  observe dat de noxt member of dis club who  cumayerowidtt rabbit's fut in his pocket  as a charm will   hev its varchews  tested.  He kin wave dat fut all around my head un  even poke it  into my loft, ear,  un yit if I  douri' frow him dowu   do ulley  ������ta'rs   I'll  nay do next month's rentnii lus cabin.     Yo'  josh dr.cp dem foot on de lloah an let do cat  eat 'em up, an if yo' am still skeered 'bout  ghosts  cum to  me, an   I  will furnish yo'  clubs which hov boon'dippi-d in de blood of  a pirate who was killed by lightuiu, an am  warranted to lay a ghost at ono ciuck������"  Innovations In Umbrellas.  One of tho later novelties in uml rellus is  a form that can be carried in un ordinary  gripsack and adjusted to a groat variety of  needs. For instance, it can be hitched to  a bicycle in six differont positions. In  general essentials it corresponds to a carriage top. Thb handles are made in two  or three sections and largely of aluminum.  ���������So popular has the dovico become, a. largo  actory now employs several hundred huuds  turning it out in a groat variety. Some  years ago au attempt was made by a gonitis  to introduce a neat little umbrella that  coulel be fitted cither to tho hut or the  shoulders, leaving the hands entirely free  for work. It was expected that it would  be welcomed in thu tropics uud that itmight  oven solve tho great problom of rendering white labor possible in competition  with black in tropical regions, while it was  obviously juHt the tiling to save marching  !,oliliern from sunstroke. But this ingenious  invention somehow did not "tako," and  another fortune thus rcmuinB   ungarneired.  SufflOE OF LAST IEAE,  SPLENDID PROJECTS RATHER THAN ���������  ACCOMPLISHED FACTS.  Flying Machine.,  Anlltoxlnc,  Electric In-  ,vcntlon<<,   I lie   New   Air ElPiiicm.   nud  Astronomical I*rogress ���������A Large Tele's  rope.  "Science moves, but slowly, slowly,"  creeping on from point to point,'' may not  unfairly be accepted.as the summary of the  year 1894. ' The year has not been remarkable for exploration of new ground or for  the epoch-making discoveries that stimulate  thought and extend the range of,intellectual  vision. j _  ', Some of the larger enterprises of tho year  remain splendid projects lather than accomplished rar-ts. Mr. Maxim has proved that  a machine weighing 8,200 pounds candevelop  power suflicientr to lift itself off tne earth,  yet he is probably moro fully aware than  any of his critics how much remains to bo  done before a practicable flying machine  cau bo produced. Bacteriologists believe  themselves to havo discovered in the blood  of inoculated horses a specific for diphtheria,  and statistics of cures effected by this  -.gent are accumulating with considerable  r.ipidity. Tiie note of caution, if not of  ictuid skepticism,'1 has, however, been  sounded iu more than ono authoritative,  quarter, and past experience bIiows that  icmcdies may fall into complete discredit  after extensive adoption by "the'medical  profession. The year has been prolific of  schemes for applying electricity on a great  .-���������cale to manufacturing processes ; and,  ^ivon the command of abundant and convenient vvator power it woiuld , be rash to -  set limits lo  THE    IWDUSTItrAI,   REVOLUTION-  that niay be effected. This condition, however, is absolutely essential, and tho investing public' will do'well to see that it is'  unquestionably secured before listening to  the most seductiv'o prospectus. Sir Andrew  Noble has continued his remarkable investigation of pressures iu the bores of guns, ���������  a-hich must cause considerable modification  of previously accepted beliefs and mothods.  It is satisfactory to find from Sir Andrew  Noble's experiments that tho , cordite now,  in uso in our army aud navy shows greater  freedom than any other( explosive from an  approach' to detonation. Its erosion, or"  which so much is sometimes said, also appears to bo less for equal energies than that  of its rivals ; and it is of a uniform character like " a washing away of lhe surface of  the barrel;" while brown powder produces  a surface resembling a'"'plowed field'in  miniature."   '        ���������     ' ,   '        ..   '     _  ', Thc most rcmarkedilo original-work of  the year in the department of chemistry  and physics is Mr. Philipp Lenar'd's application of the discovery or Hertz, that metallic films are transparent to the dark rays  issuing from the negative pole in the case  of electric discharae in a high vacuum. He  closes oue end of the vacuum tubo with an  aluminium! Im sufficiently thick to resist "  atmospheric pressure over a small area, and  studies the cathode rays after pussago  through the metal. These cathodo rays do  not uliect the eye, and produce no sensation  in the skin, yet they are | '  IMIOTOORAl'IUCAl.UY    ACTIVK,      ������������������  and when they impinge upon the tongue or  nostrils produce the taste and smell of ozono.  They are sharply discriminated from ordinary light by tho fact that they cannot  pass through quartz plates which aro transparent t:o light. Jn "Ebort's luminescent  lamp an attempt is made toipply the cathode rays to the purposes of practical illumination. Tho inventor states that a uer-  viceable light can be obtained from this  apparatus with an expenditure of one two-  thousandth part of the enercy consumed  in the acetate unit lamp; Should even a,  fraction ot the economy of power here indicated be realized in practice, a wholly new..  start will bo given to electric lighting.  The sensation of the scientific year has  undoubtedly been the announcement made  at the meeting of the British Association  that a new constituent of the atmosphere  had been discovered by Lord Rayleigh and  Prof. Ramsay. Whether scienco is to be  enriched with a iis'.v substance, compound '  or elementary,; has yet lo bo seen. But'  there can not bo any doubt'that a Btrikiug  novelty has been contributed to the method  of scientific investigation.  '- "  In electric science the advances during  1S94 have been in tho direction of quiet  progress rather than in  RKMARKABM* DISCOVKHIKS. "  Tho practical development of electric lighting proceeds w.'thout any indications that  there is likely tube a check iu its extension.  In Grout Britain ninety-live electric supply stations'are now working, of whicli  sixteen aro in rho London dibitict. Eighteen others aro in course of* oruciion. At  the beginng of 180-t-thbre.were in use in  London alone about tbrco-qiiaricr-i of a  million of incuudf-scent lamps; and tho number will probably bo iucrc-asi-.i lo considerably over l.COO.OOO by tho end of 1SH5.  Through the puBtyear can not be marked  with red in the oaieudarof astronomical  progruss, as remarkable tor auy gieat discovery, it has been one of increasing activity and of Bleady ailvance, As tho result  or recent individual munificence, much  larger instruments will soon be in die Iiuii.Ih  of somo profei-sionul uHtronomurs. Mr.  McLean hasolfercd to tho Adiniialty for tin  Royal Observatory ut .the! Capo oi CJooo  iiupo d. . large mi'" -'pe, wii.ii uoiupioc  mod am appliances- . r phot.iL'raphic aiu  spectroscopic work,together with u sitita" le  light observatory for tho liistruii-eiits. Tin  Royal Observatory of Greenwich ih about tc  be enriched by ������3,000 given by Sir Henry  TiiompBon, for the erection of a luli;*e.o|je of  20-inch aperture, specially constructed for  photographic work.  m  Stalate,"   she ,proto3ted,  four   hours of your  '      Breaking It Gently,  "Really,  Mr.  "you havo  given  me  time this evening."  " Why���������er���������upon my word ! So 1 havo.  The hours pass lino minutes when 1 'am  with you."  " You were telling me that siuco your  promotion your time is valuable."  " Yes."  " Well, papa doesn't allow me to accept expensive presents from young  men,"  Tho town of Mendon, Ct., propo-os to  impose a tux on all book ugpnts and canvassing men that follow that trado in Uiat  town.  "Alti" THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.  it . <  li-  HI   '  '   Little  Things., '  . good-by ki *i is a Httle thing.  With 3 our hand on tho door to ko.  But it take-* the venom out of the sting  ejf a t-ioughtles- word or a cruel fling  That you made an hour ago.  A kiss of creeling ii si-, oet and rai  Alter tho toil or the day.  Anil it smooths tho furrows plowed by care,.  The linef on tlie forehead you oncecalled fair,  In the yo irs chat have flown away.  "Tisa little thing to s-ay: " You aro kino  1 love j ou, my dear," each night.  But it sends a thrill through your heart, I find,  'For love is render, love is r.liml,  As we climb life's rugged height.  We starve each other for lovo's careo , ,  We take, but we do not give;  ltKeeni-sso easy some -out to bless,  But wc dole thc lovo grudgingly less and loss,  Till'tis bitter and h aid to livo.    ' ,.f  Laundry Hints.  In order to do up a shirt properly, iron  , everypartof it before the' bosom, being  careful not to stretch the neck. ' Then slip  in tho bosom board, and with a cloth wrung  out of hot'water'rub the bosom well, cleaning off tho surplus starch. If the bosoms  wrinkle anywhere rub them toward the  bottom. Iron quickly with a hot iron, but  not hot enough to stick and scorch. Raise  the plaits with the blunt edge' of a knife  and iron again, polishing uutil there is an  ,   even gloss over the entire surface. .  An ironing cushion helps diminish "that  tirod feeling " on ironing day. ��������� It is simply  several thicknesses of old carpet tacked together, and used to stand upon, and it is a  great relief to the feet. Suoh a rug or  cushion before the table at which dishes  '' are washed, or any work at which one must  stand is to bo done, is also advantageously  employed. ,'  A pair of old loose kid gloves should be  worn while irouiug.        , , .,  ,If flat irons are roug.-     d'smoky,.lay a  little fine salt  on a flat  surface,   and rub  them well.,   It will smooth them and  pre-  , vent sticking. ,    "    ' '  Ordinary  iron  rust may be removed by  applying lemon juice and salt.    Care must  be exeicised   in UHing   this on   colored fabrics.    If machine rod stains get  on white  ,   goods,   rub them   with   lemon juice, cover  , with salt, and place in sunshine for a time.  If fine  clothes   become  scorched in the  ,   ironing, often   the yellow  look can be  entirely   removed by hanging tbe articl? in  "the bright sunshine. ,  If you have .black or tinted cambrics or  muslin's which you hesitate to trust to the  laundress,   give them a first dip yourself iu  , water  with which, you havo stirred, a tea*  .spoonful of black pepper.    This is also said  to save gray and butf linen from spots when  ,  ^rinsed in the first water.  Making starch   with soapy water is the  beso way   to produce a gloss, , aid  prevent  _ the iron from sticking. '  A   new   method  of  cleaving  clothes is  . suggested :    l)ip the clothes brush  in the  yolk   of an egg,< so lhat the   bristles   are  quite  wot.    Allow it to dry, and, then use.  'This treatment has,   it'is said, tbe effect to  ,mako the brushing especially etfective.  To wash chamois'leather dissolve a little  soda in warm water, and nf tor rubbing some  , roil Boap well into the leather, soak it for  two hours, covering up the pan. Move the  leather about and rub it gently ./when it is  clean, rinse wilh a slight lather of soap in a  weak solution of soda aud warm water. It  requires no other rinsing than this, as it is  lhe small quantity of pure soap adhering  to tho leather that helps to soften it. Wring  tightly in a rough towel,, and dry quickly  'n the sun or near a tire.  Keeping the Juice In.���������I ��������� have found it,  ���������the most approved method of keeping pie  juice in its proper   place,   namely  the pie.  After wetting the crust and cutting the  edge as usual, loosen the crust from the  plate and "crimple" it as you would for  pumpkin pie, and if tha juice runs out  please tell me. The next time 'you make a  prune pie mix with the prunes a quarter of  a cup of raisins, seeded and chopped.  Baked Spare Ribs and Krout.���������Trim and  wash a spare rib, crack the bones * through  the center and again on either side for convenience in carving, but do not cut them  beforo cooking. Lay the rib in a bakiug  pan. Put 'n it a quart of sour krout ; fold  the rib together, add a cupful of boiling  water, cover the pan with another of equal  size, fut in a hot oven and bake one hour  or longer. When done, carefully slip the  whole rib on a platterand send to tbe table  as it was baked. "The' best''way in tne  world to cook krout,"so say they who have  eaten it. ,     ������������������   '     '  '  _   Cottons in the Laundry.'  French sateens will clean beautifully by  putting them in a lather of lukewarm soapsuds in which there, has been a cup of silt  dissolved ; rinse  in water  also having salt  in it; dip iu-very thin starch,  and roll up  iu a clean sheet; in two hours   iron on the  wrong sido.    Remove cotl'eo  stains from a  '   white dress with the yoke of an egg mixed  with twenty  drops  or glycerine ;  wash off  with warm water,'"and iron on   the wrong  side.    A   tablespoonful   of. sal   soda  in a  gallon of cold rinsing water  will brighten  biue and purple lawns, while a tencupful of  vinegar to a gallon of water willitnprovegreen  and pink   shades.    If the color   has   been  taken out of a   liuen    bodice  by    careless  washing,   it  is claimed   that it may be restored by dipping the article iu   a solution  of one part   of acetic acid   to tweive parts  of water.    Remove scorch stains from your  summer muslins   by soaking   the   cloth ih  lukewarm    water,,  says     Ladies'"   Homo  Journal, squeezing lemon juice over it, and  sprinkling a   little salt also on thc staiu ;  then bleach in - the sun.    Clean bluck   and  navy blue lawns and batistes  by washing  ' in hot suds containing a cup of salt; rinse  in very blue water and dry in the shade ;  than dip in a very blue and   thiu , starch,  and, when nearly dry, iron with a   moderately warm iron ou the wrong side.    When  you have cleaned all the materials on hand,  the most difficult part of your uudertaKing  will have been overcome, and you will not  find it a very difficult matter to make your  old clothes appear  now.    Your nice giug-  h.miB  and percales  should   bo washed   in  moderately   warm water having salt, in  it  to "set" the colors.  Dry them in the shade,  and use vory thiu, warm���������not cold���������starch j  iron on   tho  wrong   side with   a medium  warm iron. . Do uot soak them overnight.  CRIME IN THE STATES.  Crime   In the. Itcpubllo I* Axscravated   hy  TUelr .Juilli-litl   anil I'olltlriil .System*.  Much has been written concerning .social  conditions iu tho United States, and those  of us who have the "good fortune to belong  to tho British Empire are accused of unduly  magnifying the general unrost, tho contempt for law,and tho insecurity of life and  property which, iri our British viow, aro  the distinguishing characteristics of United  States institutions. To this charge, a,  sufficient reply is that the censures aro  biscd on evidence supplied by the Americans themselves and ought to form at least  somo basis for foreign criticism. ,  For example. The Chicago Tribune has  of late years kept a . record of criminal  events reported in the daily press; adds up  the totals at the year's end and publishes  them.  TIH'KECOUD  FOR  ,1894 ������  has appeared. Of lynchings' there woro  188, which showd some improvement ou  previous years, the highest point having  beeu reached in 1892 with 235 lynchings.  Last year- 2-t of, the 188 lynchings. took  place iu ' tho northern states, aud the  number of white victims in all tho states  was 2-t, showing that tho crime is not a  mere southern anti-negro crusade.' The  causes of the lynching-! are given as loi  for murder, .'17 for rape, and the other  crimes and alleged offences for which summary vengeance was taknn inolude larceny,  arson, and in the case of negroes "conjuring, kidnapping writing loiters lo' white  women,' introducing smallpox, giving'information, political cau.-ios, enticing servants away, asking white women , in  marriage, conspiracy, etc." Tho feature  of this part of the record which strikes a  foreigner most forcibly,/is lhat of 151  lynchings for charges of murder, indicating  the lack of confidence in r.hc regular legal  powers for punishing these crimes.  ln"other departments of crime The Tribune's record sIiowb 18!)4 to have been  A NVOKSB Yr-AKTlIAN*   USUAL.   ,  Tho number of suicides waa 4,912, against  1,460 in 1893, 3.8G0 in 1S92 and '3,331 in  1891. No doubt the hard times has a  direct bearing ou this, for nearly one-half  tho suicidos are ascribed to despondency.  The amount of money stolen by ombo/zlers,  defaulters, etc._ was S_5,'2.'il,112, tho highest on record. Thero was a startling increase in tho number of murders. In 1894  these amounted to 9,800 against 6,615 iu  1S93 and 3,567 in 1889. It is butiair to  bear in mind that increases in crimo so  appalicg as this may partly be duo to a  better method of keeping the record. We  havo no wish to paint the .situation any  blacker than The Tribune itself does.-  The inference that may justly be drawn  from these statistics'is that crimo in the  republic is aggravated by thoir system,  judical and political, and by orber conditions, which even aradical alteration in the  constitution could hardly hope to ameliorate. You cannot, by statute or executive  measures, inculcate a national respect for  law ,-yid order when it is absent, ami what  the .'iiillions of law-abiding property-owning  people in the States have most to fear is  the undermining of the material interests  and social stability by the lawless clement.  IAN WITH STE1LFH&ERS  WHAT SCIENCE HAS  DONE FOR J.  COOPER- CHADWICKi   ENGLAND.  rlttcd with Artificial Bands ��������� How He  ���������Writes, Sharei, Hats, and Dots Many  Other Things  by I'tlns a PoeUetf ul or  ��������� ' Tools��������� *������Voiuierful Mechanical Ingenuity. ������  Tho manufacture of artificial limbs has  reached a point where an armleBS or legless man can do almost as many things as  he could do if, he were fully equipped by  nature. This is the case with Mr. J.  Oooper-Cbadwick. of England, both of  whose  hands were "blown off by the acci  writing, shaving, smoking, eating his food  and brushing his hair, for the performance of these different funotions and of  multitudes of others required by the ordinary avocations of life special tools have  been provided which fit into his artificial  limbs. These tools he carries in a  pocket.  Of course the work of providing him  with limbs which can do all this work was  immensely facilitated hy the fact that he already possessed a well-developed arm near  the shoulder. At the same time meohanical  ingenuity has supplied his wants to a le-  markable degree. , He can even handle  loose coins in his pockets by means of a  steel armature made to fit coins of diiferent  sizes, while cutting his food and eating his  dinner offers to him no trouble at alL  Useful Recipes.  Beef Sausagos.���������Clear nil skin from lib.  of beef suet, and mince it lery finely with  fJSffl 21b.   of raw lean   beef;     season   it with  about loz. of salt, $oz. of pepper, and a  i'jjES heaped gill of mixed  herbs.    Mix  this all  well together, make it into flat cakes or  rolls, and fry till nicely colored, about ton  minutes.  > Corn Dodgors.���������Put a pint of wln'to  Indian meal into a bowl with a teaspoonful  of salt; pour ovor just suliioiont boiling  rater to scald it, having every particle,  moistened but not soft; whilo hot stir in  a tcuspoonful of lard. Boat an egg until  very light, adding half a gill of milk, Btir  this into llio meal, beat thoroughly and  drop very far apart by spoonfuls on a  greased pan. Smooth out uutil tho sizo of  a small saucer, making jlio.r. very thin,  and buke a goldou brown in a hot oven.  GRAPPLING   SUBMARINE- CABLES.  ���������{ringing il|i a Cable From   he Ilolloia  tlm Si-n Keiiiiirrs  Skill or the. Illghes  Order.  It is said that ono submarine cable ' b  laid at a depth of IS,COO feet, though the  statement is doubtful. But there aro at  least three cables working in a depth of  nearly 17,000'feot,auei'rour iu about lb',000.  The  vast   majority   lie in  water about  12,01)0 feet deep or less. __ Some sections of  tbe Pacific cable, when it finally gets laid,  will   bo  submerged   in   perhaps   '21,000���������  3,500 fathoms���������from which   it will be easy  to infer that the work will be difficult anel  that repairs will be costly.      Riinuing out  a new cable into the still doptha of ocean is  a delicate and. ticklish  job,   but  when  it  comes lo bringinp up a section fcr  repairs  after it has luin   for  years   .subject lo  all  manner of deleterious action by earthquake  silting, accumulation of debris,   corrosion'  and strain, across valleys and chasms, the  skill demanded is of the highe>itorder. The  apparatus has also to bo ut onco  sensitive  uudstiong.    Ah  is  generally  known, the  rcpairingsioumcrproccoils to tliepoini where  calculation shows tho break or damage to  have happened, aud then lowefs'u grapnel,  whicli it slowly drags across the   route of  thu cable at right angles.    As  soon as a  tension on the grapnel ropo is noted, due to  catching  the   cable   it  has hooked, great  pains have to be taken  lest  tho   precious  treasure-trove slip oil'at any stage of  its  journey up to daylight.    Special   grapnels  have been devised for this important work  In one of the latest the prongs project from  a hood like tho claws of a  crab  or turtle.  Should any of them come in'contact with  rock on the bottom of thu sea they recede  within  the shield sufficiently   io let the  grapnel glide over the obstruction.     Tho  writer has seen chunks of prehistoric granite  as big as one's fist  brought up   by  a  clogged   grapnel   from   more    than    1000  fathoms of water.    Iu this new grapnel the  prong, if it has hooked  a bight  of  cable,  will still hold on when it retracts into the  shell.    Another form of tho same   hooded  grapnel  is  made    flat   and   broad,   rather  than  round,  so   that it may   be   dragged  tluough mud and ooze without banking it  up so as to offer resistance.  smoking nis rirK.      o  de.ital explosion of a gun, but who has been  so well supplied with''artificial limbs that  he writes, smokes', buttons his olothes and  shaveR with as much facility as he did  before the accident happened.  He was ,one of a band of   600 volunteers  under tho command of Col. Methuen." of  BRUSHING UIS HAIR,  the Scovs GrayB, raised to fight the Transvaal Boers. ������In April, J891, when some  thirty miles from Fort' Salisbury, Mr.  Cooper-Chadwick went out shooting. He  rested his' gun on the ," ground nnd  placed both hands o\cr the barrel, when  the cartridge was exploded and his hands  were blownoff. His arms were amputated  near the eibow.'  EATINO 1119 DIN-NEB.  Then the problem arose of- providing  him with not only new arms, but with  hands ancl fingers. A manufacturer of  artificial limbs in London studied over, the  problem for more thin a year, and finally  devised an elaborate apparatus which enables Mr. Cooper-Chadwick to get aloug  almost as woll as ho did before the accident  occurred. '  A HEAVY HINDOO SWELL.  . ' , , ,  ,*iVlirn Arrayed Tor a State   Occasion lie li  ' nn Abject of Splendor.  No better spot could be found than  Oudeypore in which to observe the svays  of high-caste native life. As I remember  the resplendent personages who came to  make brief visits of. ceremony, or to pay  their respects to some passing notability of  offioial or diplomatic rank, the'glittering  bravery of their attire, and the'elaborat  trappings of their horses, the inimitable  twist of their blue-black beards, and the  deferential grace of their " Balaams,"  curefully graded to the correct degree, the  melancholy truth is borne iu upon mo that  the " dude " of Western descent is, after  all, but a crude and unfinished production..  When arrayed in his court dress, and  mounted on-his horse caparisoned,with  corresponding splendor, the Rajpoot uobla  is decorative to a dazzling, degree, says a  writer in Harper's Magazine.  One toilet which 1 Had the opportunity  of studying in detail might be termed a  " symphony " in white, relieved by color  sparingly used, and by thesparkle of gems.  The wearer of this costume, who appeared  thus-attired on state occasions ojly, waa a  young man oi twenty,' und sat his horse  like a white statue. A long-skirted ' tunic  or frock of white muslin, close-fitting white  trousers, and a rose colored turban with a'  broad band of gold lace and flVehing plume  of dark heron feathers and gold fibgrewere  tbe'sahent points.  Otner accessories were the sword-belt,  crossing his breast and encircling his waist,  of dark green velvet, richly worked with  unalloyed gold, and thick y studded with  emeralds, rubies and brilliants ; a transparent yellow shield of rhinoceros hide, with  knobs ot black and gold enamel; a sash of  stiff gold lace, with a crimson thread running through the gold ; bracelets ot the  dainty workmanship known >a3 Jeypore  enamel thickly jewelled,whichhe wore on his  wrists and arms; and there were strings of  dull, uncut stones about his neck. , The  skins of his tunic were plaited with ,mauy  folds, and'stood stiffly out like the skirls of  a "premiere danseuae" in the ballet; and  when he mounted his horse a servant on  each side held them so that they mightnot  be crushed. Four valets had charge of this  costume, and it took-' them some little time  to array their master. The trappiugs of  the horse were scarcely less elaborate ; his  neck was covered ou one side with silveir  plates, and ids mane, which hung on the  other side, was braided, and lengthened by  black fringes rolieved by silver ornaments.  White yaks' tails hung from bensath tho  embroidered ,saddle-cover on both sides ;  and hii head, incased in a headstall ,of  white enamelled leather and silver, topped  with tall,aigrettes, was tied down by an  embroidered soarf iu order to give his neck  lhe requisite curve.' r  ' Tho everyday dress of this gentleman  was far more quiet in tono ; but he seldom  appeared twice in the same turban, which  w.is of quite a different shape-from that  worn with lhe state costume, beingsmall  and closely folded, and it constantly varied  in color..  THE CONGO FREE STATE,  now irE writes a letter.  One of the first things ho did when tho  new limbs wero finished was lo write a  book. This was called " Three Years witn  Lobcngula," and it consisted of upward of  150 pages of let'.er-presi. All ^f the maim-  scrrpt was written by Mr. Cooper-Chad wick  with his artificial hand, which held a pen.  He now says , he is able to' write as  rapidly as  when  he  used his own hand,  The London Bank of Australia has declared a dividend of 5__ per cent, on the  luolorenco sharus.  SHAVINO HIMSELF1.  and his handwriting does not differ much  from what it was formerly. There is  no reason why he should not use a typewriter. I  He has lieen photographed in tho acts of  Fined' fop Shavin-**.  Peter the G reat was accustomed to impose  severe penalities upou thoso of his subjects  who declined to shave the euormoui beards  or to cut'the long hair that until thou had  been fashionable iu Russia. Emperor Will-  am, who much resembles this Russian  monarch iu his leanings toward a despotism  which he intends to=be=beneficent,-"appears  to take a diametrically opposite view with  regard to the hirsute adornments of the  people over whom he'rules, for a German  student of the University of Berlin has just  been punished by the Imperial authorities  by u fiue of twenty marks���������the alternative  being seven days'imprisonment���������fur having  hud his head shaved. The student protested  that he had decided to dispense with his  hair iu order to facilitate the workiug of  his brain.. But the Magistrates declined to  consider this plea, declared that so grave a  deviation fiom a usual custom was calculated to disturb public peace, warned the  barber who had done the shaving against a  repetition of the offence, and prohibited tho  unfortunate studeut from appearing on any  public thoroughfare unless ho provided himself with a wig, or until his hair had  grown  A Hint to Would-be Orators.  Apropos of Lord Rando'ph Churchill, nn  incident may bo related which is interesting,  as showing his pluck anil vigour. It relate*)  tn the noble.-Lord's oarly Parliamentary  life. Ho was determined to miiko an  impression upon the Homo of Commons,hut  so'me of his friends doubted lhe wisdom of  his rosolution. Ho said little, but he left  London, und look up his riuarlors in au inn  in Rutlandshire Hero lie spent his d.iya  and nights for a period of six week-r, wilh  only an occasional trip to "town" for ft day,  in writing and delivering speeches. Ho  practically wont into training upon every  possible subject of dobute. Tho landlady  could hear her lodger hour after hour, day  after day, walking about his room delivering speeches, now loud and angry, now  soft anil persuasive. Perfected by pruclice,  Lord Randolph Churchill left for town,  seized his opportunity, mado a big speech,  and henceforth became a nun to bo reckoned  wilh. Only to his iutimate friends did ho  ever refer to bis rural training in Parliamentary oratory, whicli had been of suoh  splendid service to him.  The Territories or the Stnte Are lhe Fer-  sonul Poxscusion or the Kins of the  -Belgian*. ''  The proposal soon to be made to the Belgian Chambers for the formal annexation of  the Congo Free State is in accord with the  trend of events for some years past. Under the General Act of the Berlin Conference of 1884-85, and the condition under  which the Belgian government recognized  hat act, the territories of the state are the  personal possession of the king of the Belgians.    That soveroign was one of the first  o interest himself in geographioal discovery and commercial development in Africa,  having during" Mr. Stanley's progress up  the Cengo in 1876,founded the international African Association, which had for iis  objects the suppression of the slave and  liquor traffic, the opening of uew markets,  etc. The formation of the Internationa  Congo Association some three years afterward, and the   success of  Mr. Stanley in  opening up the Congo valley, gave a new  object'to his ambition, that of founding a  great African state, free to the trade of all  nations', and operating as a civilizing force  in the Dark Continent. ,'The rapidly growing jealousies of other European powers  possessed of territorial ambitions, and the  bickerings of ,Fr.ince and Portugal ovor  control.of the mouth of the Congo, brought  matters to a crisis, and led to the Berlin  Conference of 1SS4, for the adjudication of  all African questions.  Under the General Act of this conference,  the Cor ���������i State, already partially organized by ,t. International African Association, was I'ormally recognized, the association merged into rtsgovernment,and, a few  months later, its sovereignty vested in  King Leopold with the assent of the Belgian  Parliament on condition that the union  between Belgium and the new state should  be wholly personal. Since that time the  king has largely borne the cost of admin-'  istration of the state out ot his private  fortune, having expended,' it is estimated,  not less than ������8,000,000 ; but the annual  revenue is even' now less by $'200,000 than  the expenses, and he is no longer able to  meet the deficit. A proposal is, therefore,  to be made to the Belgian Parliament to  annex the territories; and though a few-  years ago it would not have been considered by that body, it is believed that the  prejudice existing in the kingdom against  colonial adventure has ,now been- so far  overcome that it' will'be accepted.'' By a  will inadein 1889 the king devised all his  rights in the Congo Stale to the Belgian  kingdom, and a year later the government  mide a loim to the king to be used in tho  state, on condition trial at its expiration  Belgium could take the territories if.it so  desired, steps which have prepared the  people for the present proposal. The  French government, which claims the first  right to purchase the state should it change  handr, has consented to the annexation,the  Clerical majority in the Belgian Chamber  favors the proposal, and the Socialist minority is "ao: strong enough to defeat, it.  That the chango will be beneficial tothe  state thero 'is little doubt,,[for though  nominally international in character, it has1  become so wholly Belgian in administration  that the Brussels governmeut .should bo  held directly responsible for it,whiie itwiil  give to the Belgian kingdom a colonial  dominion of vast natural resources. At  the same lime, the change should be satisfactory to other nations, for,.the Congo  State will be still1" open to their trade,  though the privilege baa thus far amounted  to but little, owing to the imposition of  duriea required to maintain adequate protection for the natives against iniquity and  oppression,  ' Preparing1 Stables for Winter.'  Every carefui farmer will at this time  see that his b table doors tit properly, and  that all cracks ire stopped. If not attended  to animal heat will be lost and, feed   con-  eMOW  r  "l/v*  Chimney Sweep's In England.'  That useful and conspicuous person, the  chimney sweep, has been further legislated  aga-.n3t���������whether at   the motherly instigation of the London County  Council or not  we cannot say.   By the Chimney Sweepers  Act, 1894, the men no longer, since the ,'Jlat  December last, knock' at homes from door  to door,, or ring a bell, or use any noisy in-,  strument (presumably   his voire included),  or to the annoyance of any inhabitant ring  he door bell of , any house,  under  the lia-  bility of a summary fine of 10s. for the first  off.nee, and   20i for   every  subsequent offence.    Chimney  sweepers have, been   the  subject   of   consider-.bio   legislation.     In  1840 the Ecandalous   employment of youug  children   as   chimney aud   flue   climbers,  undor the most  cruel and perilous circumstances, was made   illegal; uo child under  16 was allowed to be even apprenticed to a  sweep.    It will- bo remembered  thai,  thu  hero of   Charles   Kingsloy's  Water Uabios  was a sweep's boy.''    lu 18ti-t the protection  of children from the evils of, the Trade was  made still  more effective.    A child under  ten can do no work whatever for ti sweep  outside   his place of business; and a sweep  entering a house to sweep n chimney cannot  bring with him any person   under   16.    In  any prosecution the burden of proof ot age  lieeu.i the swoop.    In 1875 it Vas enacted  that every  sweep   must   liold a- ccnificaiu  from   the polico to onablo   him to carry ou  the   business   of   cliiniiioy   sweeping.    It  would bo a good thing if many other dangerous trades wero us well tep timed internally  TO KEEP A COW FROM FOULING HER STALL.  o  sequentiy wasted. " Pieces of old horse  blankets or strips of carpet sowed together  in one great curtain'with a broad hem on  the upper edge and strung on a wire at tho  top of the door frame, will make on effectual  storm " door. This is pushed aside in  the morning and drawn in place the last  thing at night before shutting the out-,  side door. ' Where stanchions are usod  cows, make a drop six to 1 "2 inches deep  and tight enough to hold all liquids. It  must bo of sufficient depth to" prevent a  lazy animal standing with her hind feet in  it. Cows do uot like to stand with their ���������  back much out of tho level.' The, rows of  stauchious may be made in panels bo that  they can be moved to and from tho trench  to fit each set of cows. Build a manger in  front of the stachionH 18 inches wide 'at  bottom, 2Jcft at top aud ������ J ft deep. This  will preventscatrei-ing lhe feed. Otherwise .  in the endeavor to reach it, the hind feet  get into the drop and when tho cow recov-'  ers herself the bedding isaoiied. Tho cow  which has a habit of humping herjelf causing the droppings to fall ou tho floor and  not into theeirop, may be treated thus : To  one end of a 6-inch hoard (cr.) long enough  to reach from the ceiling nearly to tho  cow's backjnail a similar board (6) IS inches  lonp and at right angles to iK Oil' the .  opposite end fasten,a 2x4 (c) 12 inches lont|  ,with rounded ends ao that staples 'can bo  drawn over them into tho ceiling , directly  over the cow's back. This may bo swung  out of the way when the cattlo are not iu  the barn.  .'  Getting- out the Manure.  . As  fully as the other work  will  permit  all of the manure  made duricg tho winter  should bo hauled out and applied before the  ,  spring  work  opeua.    It is au  exceptional'  case when it will bo better to'have the manure iu the stables or sheds rather.than on  tho fields,aud it will pay to uso all reasonable moans to get it all out. On the majority  of  farm3 there ought not  to bo  any di lli-   '  culty  in finding   plenty of^places where it  can be applied with profit. ,  Plowed fields that ore to be'planted with  cultivated   crops,' the   meadows   and   the  orchard, are all good places for   immuring  during the winter aud early   spring,   and  thero is little danger of   getting   them  too  rich.    The full benefit of an application of,  munure may uol  always   show   tho   first  season, and especially if   fresh,   as   plant  food,   in order to be   available,   merit bo  soluble, and only   a   comparatively small  per cent, of fresh manure   ib   in a soluble  condition, but the   contact wilh    the soil  and the action of rain as  a moisture,   and  of the air, will aid materially in making it  soluble, ami this .process can go on in the  soil us well if   not  better  than, out of  it,  whiie tho growing crop will bo able lo got'  the   benolit   from what  is already in   an  ftvaii-ibie form.    If good crops of   grass iu  the  m?.adow     fruits   in the   orchard   are  secured it is very  necefSiry-that  the soil  be reasonably  rich,'   and  it ������will pay   to  manure liberally.  By doing the work in'good season now,  much time can be saved idler on. After  the soil i iu a tic condition for work there  is ulwuyH so' much to be done , that it is  quite an item to have everything done  that is possible aud wili save timo during  the busy seaaon. . Under ordinary cou������  ditiona one of the best plans of ina-iaulng  manuro is to haul out as fa-t as nuule, and  scatter direct from the w.igon wherever it  is wanted.  us this one.  The Fad.  Collector���������"See hero, when are you going  to do anything on this account?"  Mudge���������''I don't know. I havo been  hypnotized so that I can't go through the  performance of paying, evan when I have  the money. I'm awfully sorry, I assure  you."  The End of the Contury.  There i^-) alrotdy sign- of widospr.ud  popular /ifiiorance as lo the date wbon the  p rot cut, s.Mitury ends and tho next ono  begins, I'doplii aro writing to thc aiows-  pujers to rind out, and if ovory newsp.i[>or,  should state Llio fact accurately u hundred  times a year from now till tho niiicl.'cnlh  century is ended, every community would  still ooutain persons insisting lhat January  1, lfli'0, will m irk tho beginning of thu  twentiech century. It is rather discourag.  jug, in view of tho general uns.tpprehensioii  which exists, to seo so ilflelligetil a man as  Dr. Felix Adlor saying, us ho did in a  recent lecture���������if accurately rcporteel ���������  thai there ato five years more in this century. It would be au excellent tbin������ if  teachers in the public schools everywhere  should tako special pains lo impress on  their pupils the fact, that the now century  will not arrive till January 1, l'JOl. The  leaaon w>ll ncod to be repeated miny timos  in order to make tho imprcBuion lasting.  Pcrluips t-ch'iol superintendents might  wisely issue a circular letter calling attention to this matter at tin  curly date.  The now pumps tor tb'*  Londouwator-  works have been formally accepted.  Swells oi" Ancient Egypt.  From what has come down to us,written,  painteel or chiseled,the Egyptian lord must  have been a great swell.' The detail- of the  twelfth dynasty show Egyptian elegance at  i's best. The lord has a male housekeeper,  hismaitre d'liote, called "superiutendeni of  tho provision house." There was a "super  lnccndent of tho baking-house," and ihe  mixer pf drinks hail the title f "senile of  the sideboard." Perhsps h .-was a butler,  and regulated the supply ot wiu.-s from llio  cellar. Thero were gardeners, rorter.i and  h.indiorafMiieii, all bmy in all ndin^ to ihe  master, "A preparer ol sweo: must-have  been a confectioner. The R ypiiau, when  bo was no longer mortal, ha hopoi of being  wtil fed in tlio hercaiier, a~ ho believed ho  ���������could be nourished iu hm particular heivoti  wilh abundant gooee and beef. 0'''ori!i������S  to the gods show tho variety or tho Egyptian menu, and in one are included ten  leinds of cooked meat, five kinds ot birds or  g.irne, sixteen vurietie.i of bread ami cake,  kix assorted wines, four brews of beers,  eleven sort*, of fruitsaud au endless uuinler  of sweet thiugs.  Wonders of Sclonce.  " I wonder what's tho nutter with tlii.'  thermometer," said I'm scientist's wife.  " It stands at !'o oul of doors."  " Oh," replied her husband, '* that is an  iiite-rcsting phenomenon. But it's very  ouaily explained."  " How V"   '  " The variations in this climate have kept  tho mercury sliding up and down in the  tube until tho friction made it hot."  Her Chance Camo at Last.  "Arc you mine ?*' he whimpered.  "Yours," replied the   cnd-of-ttie-ceutury  girl, "in haste."  A suspicious parent, makes au artful child  -Hal;.burtou. PAGE 4.  THE KOOTENAY MAIL.  LOCAL ITEMS.  SolHoMen started ;i few, days ago  for Oalpcry, where he? will spend u few  weeks among old acquaintances.  Tbe str. Illee-illewael., Capt. Nesbitt,  ��������� is making two trips a week between  , Trail Landing and Norlhport.���������North-  port Ncics.  Rev. W. D. Misener of Enderby, 11.'  C, will.conduct the; annual missionary  meeting in the Methodist church tomorrow.  Mr. S. Smith who is superintendent  of the work, reports good progress in  the delivery of -brush ancl stone on the  ^ river bank. ,  Services at the Methodist chinch tomorrow at 10.30 a-in. anil 7.30 p.m.  ,Iiev. 0. A. Procirnier- pastor. Sunday  school at 2.30.  The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Hop-  gooel was buried on Tuesday, having  died on Monday morning of bronchitis.  '   The fuiic-r-.il was largely attende'd.  Mr. L. IJ. Hamlin, engineer in charge,  is giving bis undivided attention in  urging forward the improvements  piojected for- protecting the tiver.  R, K. Smith and J. J. (Jnrment. two  of Kriinlnop'.s foremb**t bir-ines-* men,  who have been down river on,special'  business, left here for- home Thursday  night. "  The rumor that Chief 'Justice-  Davie1  was ^ibout   to   change,   his    place;   of  residence from Victoria to  Vancouver  has been   emphatically itemed   by the  '   Colonbit.  Archrer McDoualel left again ye-sfer-  day morning feu- Trout Lake.    He took  in a lot'of meat for himself,and friends  the* stock  of'this very necessary food  '" having been exhauste-cl in the camp.  Nels Anderson, section foreman, who  < nine years ago  Had   ;i   steel   .splinter,  enter-the palm of,his left hand through  the breaking of ai-ail, had the splinter  rut out on Thursday by Dr. McLean:.  Many people, are; uncertain as to  whicli will be thc-bcis-t business point���������  Trajl Landing, Ilosslahd, or Norlhport  ���������and consequently are slow _ in engaging in business."��������� Noithport ATc?t*������.  To-morrow .evening, in the Presbyterian church, the: Rev. E. Smith will  , preach a special sermon to young men  und  women.     Subject���������"What, think'  'ye of Christ?"  Good music.  Strangers  cordially invited. , ���������   '  Tom * Heunessy who with others is  working the Nugget claim on French  creek, arrived down Thursday evening.  He will  return   in a day or two, and  .will increase his forces  ny taking out  .another man to help in the work.  E. McBenn' tind A. Hamilton who  have been trapping during the winter  at' the   head of  Downie .creek, came  -down Wednesday evening with .a line  lot of furs.   They hitcl 51  martin, 27  r. heaver,  arrd 5 wolverine,  which  they  sold at good, prices.   They went out  again Saturday iirorniug.  The firrti of Hull Brothers, who have  carried on the business of butchers,  ranchers aud stock raisers at Karri-  loops and Calgary, and points' between,  for many years, ��������� has been disserlve'd,  John It. Hull taking the western division' with headquarters at Kamloops,  and William It. Hull the eastern with  principal location at Calgary.  Eight men, have? been .working','orr  the Downie creek bridge.' Tour Bain,  Sain Hill, John Shaw, Murdock ,M.c-  Urjiei and Orange Hamilton came dowrr  Saturday last1. Pete Levesque a couple  of days "later, Pilky went, to Big Bend,  and Mcintosh is at home on his ranch  at Downie creek. The rrieh gave Mcintosh a clay's work helping him finish  bis new house.  -Mi. John .Hector, who until recently  'managed the -Prosneet Mouse, at Nakusp, for 3. T. Nault, bought on Wednesday the Columbia Hoiise'at. Nakusp,  from William Cowan, merchant of  Kevelstoke. 'This h.ruse has been-run  hy Ben Rodd, who is now in possession.  Mr. Hector will soon go down the  , river arrd will immediately open up  his new purchase as a hotel on' his own  ���������Ux-oueit. Mr-.- Hector has a wide acquaintance in West Kootenay, ancl is  unpopular 'hotelkeeper.  The government pay-day occurs between tlie 1st and 10th" of the month,  sis -soon .as tlie pay-roll is forwarded, to  Victoria arid approved. There was  gratifying evidence of the fact this  week "when $600 to $S00 was disbursed  for the labor and teaming done in  Eebruury orr the river bank improvement. The payment began on Wednesday iu checks on the Bank of  Montreal, good at any bank in Canada.  The wages^of, the men ranged from  , $2 !.o_82.50 per day, the higher rate for  skilled workmen.  The stone for- the river bank is her rig  brought in rapielly from the quarry  near Long's lirewery. The contractors'  have erne team aiid three large box-  sleighs hauling nearly 2.") ton--, a day.  "While one i������ being loaded al theeprurry  another is being unloaded at. the river  bank, and the- third is on the r-otiel. so,  that the team makes no wait at all. ,i  i-b'ig-h b.-ing ready for- removal al, e.ie-ii  oncl on it*-, arrival. There* .i.-. a great  Giving in thi-i method and it i- likely  the- contract will turn out prnlil.ilrli-,  although the men hl.-ihtinir .-it ."-(> cents  .-i yard may have: to hustle toiniike  good wage-,.  William   ,].    Lee, jr.,   art-iv  Winnipeg thi--" week, and   is  ���������  the time with   his  failicc, tin-  conductor on  the Ariow Lake  .Mr. Lee, ji-.,   h.i.s   learned   the   cig.-n  making trade   iu   the   muiiiif.-tclory  of  hi.s uncle al, Winnipeg, mid it i*< hoped  that  be, will   receive   eni-iiiiriigement  that,   uill    induce   him  l.o  e->l..i.l>li-!>   a  business   ed' the   kind in Kevelstoke on  his own ae:e:ount.    Il, would   seemth.it  lower- , Kootun.iy,   the   towns   on  the  (.!. P. It. anel'the-  local  demnnd, ought,  to    furnish   'a  market, for  e-ig.-u-s   that,  would   make   Kevelstoke  a   good location im their ma.ntifac:l,,irc.  .'���������I  from  pending  popitj-ii-  iii'.'iiich.  SHIP   YOUR  RS,  HIDES, PELTS, WOOL,  jas. "McMillan & co.,  ETC.,  INCORPORATED.  202-212 First Avenue North,  Shipping tags furnished free" upon request.  .  Thero is NO DUTY on Rate* Furs or any-  other goods we handle.  Goods bought right out; no commission  chargod.  Fair selection; immediate returns.  ^rW Write for Circular giving Latest Market Prices.'^EsB  A. H. HOLDICH,     ,  OF"SWANSEA AND WIGAN,  Analytical Chemist and Assayer,  Aecupate assays made of all kinds of minerals, water, milk, etc.  Stockholm House.  JOHN STONE, PnopuiBTOR.  The Dining Boom is furnished with the best the  Market affords. ���������'-/.  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST;  [ WINES, LIQUORS,AND. CIGARS.,  .HALCYON-SPRINGS HOTEL,  ������       ,   ARROW  LAKE,  IS now open, at those celebrated hot  springs, for* tho iieerommoda'tion of  guests. Rates $1.50 to $2.50 per day.  Baths 25c. each, or five for $1. Special  rates to families or by the month can  bo arranged.  DAWSON, CRADDOCK & CO.  NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT.  Pursuant to the " Creditor's Trust Deeds  Act, 1890," and Amending Acts.  t o _______ A '  -XTCm<:;E IS HEREBY' GIVEN that  J\| f John ShanrVon, of.Wigwam Ijandr  ing,' near- Kevelstoke, in the District of  Weast Kootenay,* in the, Province of  British Columbia, Contractor, has by  clewed elated nnd executed by the, Qebtor  and Trustee on tlu>n4th day of March,  A.I). ,1S9.5, assigned all liis real and  personal property, which may he seized  and ;se>hi under" execution," to John  James Carinerit, of tlie City of Ksini-  loons,' in the -District of Yale, in the  Province of British Columbia, Commission 'Agent, for the purpose of satisfying ratably and proportionately,  and without preference or priority, the  creditor's of the said.Johu Shannon.  The said deed was executed by* the said  John Shannon, and the saiel .Trustee,  John James Carincnt, on the" 4th day  of March, lSJ)o. All persons - having  claims again.st the **aid John Shannon  are required to forward full parliculars  thereof, duly verified, to the undersigned at Kamloops, B.C., on or before  the, 10th day of April, ISttj, and all persons indebted to the saiel John Shannon are required to pay such indebtedness to the undersigned forthwith.  And notice is herebv yhen that after  the 30th day/if Aorrl.'l.S!)."*-, the Trustee  will proceed to distribute the assets  among the parties entitled thereto,  having regard to the cl.iims of which  he shall tfien have notice, and that he  will not be liable for the a^ets or any  ���������,���������*���������'.    HELP WANTED!  WANTED���������AerrvK, Honkst Gkntlrmak ou  Lady, to travel, representing established, reliable lionse.- Salary $Go monthly and traveling  expenses, with inurcaso if suited. Kuclosu reference and seilf-addrosscd KtL-ini">ecl.orrvelope.  '  THIS DOMINION-*  SpS 317 Omaha Uuildiiifc, Chicago.  CO TO THE WOOD BUTCHER p  FOK YOUlt  Norwegian Snowshoes,  y . w  Toboggans & Sleighs.  Manufacturer of all kinds of  - Furniture.  FINE   UPHOLSTERING   -WORK.  part thereof so distributed to any per  son of.whose debt or claim he-, shall  not then have notice.  Dated  at Kamloops,  B.C.  clay of March, l$f������.  (Signed)     J. J. GARMENT,  Trustee  this ith  A MEETIXG of the Creditors of the  above Estate will t>e held'at the office-  nf the Trustee at' the- City of Karnloope  B.C., on Wednesday, the 13th ch.y of  March. 1ST), ol, the hour of 3 o'clock in  the afternoon. *.  iSign.-d]    ' J. J. CARMEXT,  Trustee".  ���������Provincial  Cabinet Changes.  Old Furnjture' Renewed  "j"0      ,".       In First-class Style.  E. PJpARDj Revelstoke, B.C.  Xf-^L. PEBTZ,  BUILDER.  o  Will figure on all kinds, of  Buildings; all kinds of House,  Store and' Office Furniture repaired or made to order; all  kinds of Sliopvjork in my, line  neatly and promptly executed by,  skilled and experienced hand^-  NOTICE OF APPLICATION.  Th" P. ���������iviueia! -rabind, hhirflli*, niaele  Hc'c:e>*,-,i! y by (Ik  Theo. I):rvii> Ui the Chit I' ,fiist,ict-ibi{i,  w.e-* coinpli-ted la *(. w.-ek, .ni'l arr-  iii einee-d on S.-iluriSay evi-ning.  lion. John II. Turner, .M.I'.J'., e Vic-  teii'ial, thf iii-w l-'n-mie-r. w is lioin at  Cl.-ivdcii,   nerir   l|iswich.   SulJ'olk. Kria-  l.i>ie"l   l-'.ng  -VT.OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that  _i_\* application will be rrrade tothe  Parliament of Canada, at the next s������s  sion thereof, for an Act to incorporate  a Company for the purpose of eon-  .structing, et|iiipping, maintaining and  operating a line of railway to run from  a point at or ne-ar the mines known as  the "Trail Creek mines" in the District  of Kootenay, in the Province of British  Columbia, to some point as near as  practicable to the junction of Trail  Cre'ek and the Columbia River, in the  said District of Kootenay, with power-  to construct, er-trip, maintain and operate branch lines ; and also to construct  and operate telegraph and telephone  Jirres in connection with the said railway, together.with the usual powers to  aceiuirc' lands, privileges bonuses, or  aiel**. from the Dominion or Provincial  Government*"--, anel ro make traffic and  other arrangements* with railway,  steamboat and other companies, and  for nil other usual and necepsary  power.**, right*, nnd privileges.  j Dated at V'aneoiivei,,t-this 1 Ith day of ,  J ion of flu- Hon. I January, A.D. I MO.  ! DAVIS, MAKSir.M.L.  MACiVKILLA: AUnOTT  Soli  BIRTH.  Lakoii.MB--Oii Saturday, Afare-h !)l,b, to  the wife of Cceugi  ter, stilllior-n.  Kafor'irie, a elairgli-  Two Dollars a Day.  Mr. Mara, M.P., who is r'rr Vernon,  writr-x ir.s a.s follows:  " Dear Sir, ���������I am glad to be able to  inform voir that .Mr. Gamble, has de-  e:ielecl io increase the rate nf wages lo  $2 without refcrenee to Ottawa; thai  in takingon aeiditioiial nien prvferr-erice  will U<: giiieir to '.nien. with families  ��������� living ill ���������lie\'cf:-;t()ke.  , in I.^J-I. At lhe age uf 'Si he left  land inr Halifax, where lie. Iiveil  for two ycais wlu-n he removed to  Cli.irldttHown. P.I. In lorniiiorr '.villi  hiiiidreels f I'young rrvn in the (-;ist lie  rang!:t t he-gold fe-ver in iKWarid .-t.irteel  fin-Mr il ish Colnnihi.i, ari-iving. on July  2nd, al. Vie-(oria on the steamer Oregon.  Mr. Turner went into busine-.s m l^w,  at Victoria, anel has continued al it uri-  inlei-rupl'-dly sine"!" that time. Fle_sv,is  an alderni.'in of Viclor-ia, from 187fi to  \H~ti. In the general election' of 15^80  he was elected to reprfrserit the capital  in the Legislative Asidirhly, accepting  tho li'inarie-e portfolio in the government of Hon. A. R. M. Dnvie in the  following year, anil has held l.h" j.ame  poi'l folio in each successive caliinet.  David Me'l'Iwcn Kbeils, Q.fJ., who  succeeds Hon. Then. Davie.is A t.torney-  Gerier.tl, is a. native of Chatham, Out.  Ife- is |."i years of.sige and CMine to this  ProvineeSn ISTM. Mi. Khcrl.s cnle-rrd  public life in IHM), when he \vas elecle-d  to reprcse.iit, Victoria dislrie-l. in the  Legislative Assembly, .-ind now represents the ri<"\v South Milling.  ������������������Horn for A pf it im nt*.  PROVINCIAL  II  ISFfONOI  nor  has  tin  SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  'Ah Mfirrh, Iii'.).',.  rjeufen.'.rit-Gover-  ple.-e-e-d   Ut   make  'Rthe  bee "ii  following    ."ipi-nirttmeritV*  Provinee e>f British (J  thi'  onemrable  lil  be   Mini  for  'ilurnbiri:-- '  JltUS      tlKHHKltr [  st"r    of  Finance  The total aiiiooul, of tL<;,Thomp.--.il  .memorial fund r.o dale- is $25,1)12; It is  (���������xpei'l.ejello 'reach .$;:u,O()0 before it is  closed'.  , A .., |:  The    H  TURSKH,  and Agriculture.  The Honorable C[!A)''j:H Kuwami  Pe>ot.EV, Q.C, ro he {'resident at Uie  Executives (Jouneil.  The   Honourable,  Jamich  f?Al-rf-;ii,   to  be   Provincial   Secretary,   Miriiuler   of  Mine-s, Ministe-r of Education   arid   fm  rnigr.il ion.  Tbe Honourable GKorrciK Moiftr.v  MAit'rrN, lo be Chief OoiiimhisioniT of  Lands nud Works. ���������  'file iloiiourahle; Davio M^cI'Iw-rcN  Eiiioiri'H, Q.C., to he A.t.l'oriiey-GeMieral.  THE PLACE TO BUY  ineri  HARDWARE,  .    :    . ���������-'���������      AND ���������  revisions,  STOVES'  J-Sn3)' JZL. X -  EOCENE IN' BARRELS AND.CASES.  PRATT'S'ASTRAL. OIL IN CASES. ���������  -:o:-  :o:  eve  nsp.  riLiKiEiE?, &  JBILjJLjS.  POST-OFFICE STORE.  Gents' .Furnishings''  Stationery,  Medicines  And TOILET ARTICLES of every deseription.  Specialty  o  o  If you want to reach the People-.in the North Riding of West Kootenay  YOU SHOULD  u  nr\  o o o o o c  oooooooo  II'   VOU   WANT  EQUAL  You can g'et it done at the "Mail" Office  STYLE AND AS LOW IN PRICE AS IN ANY OFFIG  T  O   o   o   ei   <>   <)   O   o   cr   (>   a  O   C)   e>   o   ei   o   o O a   O   (i   ()  (j   o   o   o  o  o   o   o  o  o   o  o   o   o  ���������������������������������������������-'���������'V::::^  {


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