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Kootenay Mail May 11, 1895

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 it     .    ft*:".'*. ' *">f,     *--s- 11  il=*#    '''!r- -'        *&^-'      "'v    //  ^  VV^CT0R!A, BiJi  FOR MEN ���������  KinehtCashmere Socks..'. 0 CO  Extra heavy wool do 0 50  Best quality   Shetland   wool  Underwear, per auit  4 25  Finest nat wool   "       4 00  Braces, per pair, 30c. and 40c.   :o:   The English Trading Co.  C. E. SHAW,  , Customs Broker,  REVELSTOKE.  VoL 2.���������No. 5.  REVELSTOKE, WEST "���������KOOTENAY, B.C., MAY 11, 1895.  $2.00 a Year.  XTS   TTOT3T3ES.  Goods bought rig-lit out;   no commission charg-ed. ,  Pair selection; immediate returns.  Shipping- tag's furnished free upon  request. '''-,'"' -   ' *!  , There is JTO'BITTY ouPars or any ���������<"_,  other goods we handle. ��������� nfi  SSJ-Write for Circular giving- Ship- *���������$  ping- Directions and X.ATEBS, MAB-  KES Z-BXCEB. ���������     , '  UM  Incorporated.  200-212 First Avenue North,  /,. *   ���������'���������'        branches:  HELENA, MtfKT.,      CHICAGO, ILL.     , VICTORIA,.B. C.  HOUSE; | .j  l'?;t>i.!--.T.St.  S5.' ?.tit;ley SI.  WINNIPEG, MAN.'  17S I'rfiiMK St.  it  ASH  IS STILL IN'.IT:  -ASK   jj  Kootenay ^c7dfc-������?  No. 15 A.^AA'tt'  The regular Hieing  are held ir, the fills'  oiiicTi:i"l>li*.IW,"<;V  Hall, on tUn <.lu,.<j  Monday jn ^acj,  month at 8 p- in.  Vi*itiiifc' UC������tPrS!iJ  cordially \\-V>'-'<ii(>iA.  AV. K CIIAGE, SEcjtW*Al*Y.  REVBLSTOKE   LODGE,  I. O, O. ���������?*-     '  in Oddfellow".-' frflU evecy  Thursday ni������lit at tf'Rhf,  o'clock. Visitiiij/ I\ifot''"-rri  cordially -1velcoiH"-l. '  G. NEWMAN. N.G.  A. S'l'O^P, s^������.  L. 0. L  LOYALOHANGK ICjf-.QE- -V  1(538, meets in the Odj KoiJOWs'  Hall every AVednes;l;\y 0v<;J'W  at 7.S) ii.m. Visiting lJrvt'irfcii  cordinlly invited. .p    ..o,  E. ADAIR, V\\*M.     G. McKAY", Ucc- Sc^'-  L.  R.'HARRISON,    ,  REVELSTOKE, B.o  Barrister and Notary Fu\>?i<t     M  FOR PRICES ON  POTATOES AND HAY BY  OR OTHERWISE AND BE CONVINCED.  0  J , W. A, JO WET?,,   ,  MINING AND REAL ESTATE S^Oj^EH.  '���������:; NELSON, B. c.  L>ar>deau & Slocan Prospects *vVs\.rt-fce-j.  ,   ���������>   'a. McNeil,     ���������', -   -  BARBER SHOP AND BATH "rOCUV*.  Front Street, Revelstoke-       >   "  ,He Also Handles  ,     -  ' * .  &ENERAL GROCERIES - MINERS SUPPLIES  ^"V^Ahd Other Articles too Numerous to Mcntion_>^.   ������   .  Address   - 'Revelstoke , -  Haircut, 25c;  Bath, 50c; Six 5h������-Vir>g  ��������� ��������� >   Tickets for S1.00-     '  V  ..   ������,'   GUY  BARBER, ,  r ' -" 11  WATCHMAKER AND JEWEI^R-  L ft ''Il  Repairing Neatly & Promptly ������*eeufecb  ' REVELSTOKE, B.C.  FOE'SALJ^  tCbe Ikootenas flDail  ' It is kumoukeu that the Dominion  Government has offered to the Provincial Government ������. detachment of the  jfomrt-ed Police for use in "West Koot-  exiay where  the  Tndian   disturbances  li/ive occurred, but it is understood tlie  offer ]ius been or will   be declined, be-  oa-u^c the province  would   be charged  vitl( the expenses, which it' does, not  wish to pay.   .Could' not the Dominion  Government   request   the    American  Government through its   Indian ' De-  p-irtinent,   to,'demand of the  chief of  the Colvilles 'that he  compel  the Indians of his tribe to stop   their   raids  into Canadian   territory, or   at   least  their   burh.irou.s  treatment  of, white  settlers?   If so, why'ribt make the effort and 'thus end these troubles?    As  regards the affair at Galena . Bay   last  May, which has been made the text of  sevcrril article's in the Mail, Mr. Sarii  uel Hill, who was the < white  rancher  involved in that, trouble, has gone back  to his ranch'with the intention of staying there and making it his home.- He  does th'is, relying upon 'tire   protection  ��������� of his Ooveruinent. although he knows  the Indians have .threatened   to   kill,  hihi on sight.    Is he   not   entitled   to  this protection ? He has been tried for  his life for- .shooting.Cultirs Jim in sclf-  d'efonce, and acquitted.    And must he  now be handed over'to be ''dealt   with  by Indians,'who it is known will train  their rifles  upon   him   from   ambush 1  If So, wlint is the value of the citizenship \vhich, gives'no protection against  barbarous   rhdians   who .deliberately,  fc)rew;irn us that they, will   kill us  in  Vfsvonge for'tbafc which   our own  laws  declare we.'are iiot'guihy?  A"?PPOPl.iATlcSr"ASKBD FOE.  ,"\Ve feci quite justified 'in agitating  unceasingly the subject of better meth  ods for- yetting in  and   out of 'the  'OL7HK with S rooms near (;. t>, l\.  Station. ' Deed for- lot. . f U- j;i������i--  ticulars apply at the Koote>'.vV iL-^L-  oflice.  H(  WHOLESALE DEALER IN  -WINES,;.-LIQUORS  AND'' CIGARS.  EETELSTOKE  O  A. H. HOLDIGH,  OF S^VANSEA AND WIGAN,  Analytical Chemist and Assayer9   i^         t*     '  Accurate assays made, of .all kinds of minerals, water, milk, etc.  Stockholm House. |  ���������JOHN STONE, Pbopiubtoh.  BEVBLSTOKE-PHA'BKADY.  'all ai^d sec tile  first ir^stalitic^t of  tl^c r\ev? libfjify  books. ^ ^ood  Variety". Reasonable tern^s.  Juat Received a New Sbinmeut nf fci*to&t   SOAPS and PERFUMES.  REVELSTOKE  PHAEMAOY.  NAVIGATION-  1895  time schedule;  The Dining Room is famished with the best, the  Market affords.  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  O ������������������  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  THE  OLD FAVOIUTE STE.Vjf^U  t t  : (C,i|rt. Hobt. Sanclursoo) :  WILL KUX  BETWKEJC  REVELSTOKE   and   NAKUSF^  i      O ban ��������� '  NOTARY   PUBLIC  HAIG  -   REVELSTOKE, B.C.    *  Mining and Real Estate Broker and General Commission Agent.  FIRE, .LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE.  Representative of the Kootenay Smelting & Trading Syndicate.,   :o:   AGENT FOR TROUT LAKE CITY, EVANSPOiiT, KASLO ,fe NAKUSP  Stopping   at    Lardkau,     Thomson's  Lakdixg and Halcyon" , I-Iot  Springs during the  .' Season of 1S95.  Leaving Rcvelstoko Wednesdav.* ix,)d Sn.^'r-  days at 7 a.m.  Leaving Naltusp Mondnj-s .ami Tli\jj'.-aWJ* ������1  7. a.m.  The above diUcs are subject to clun.iiu without notice.     '  UOBKIlT SASllUJiSo?"-  THE CENTRAL HOTEL  AT������IlAHA]\r.SON   BltOS., Phoimhktoks.  First-class  Table.      Good  Telephone,  '.BUS  MEETS   ALL   TRAINS   AND   STEAMBOATS.  JFTJRtt-JBTlOOF   S-A. IF1 IE.  The Steamer Axwt?  LEAVES  TOWN WHARF, REVELSTOKE,  Mondays and   Thursdays a"t 8   ^.f^-  -���������For:���������  Hall's Liinding, ' Thomson's,    T^ndijift,  Lar-deau, Halcyon and  Leer" I^������t  Springs, and Nakusp.  OCEAN. STEAMSHIPS.  ROYAL  MAIL LJNCS.  CHEAPEST route to 'the OLD CQvFtr&Tt.  Proposed .Sailiiij;^ fnmi Moiinca).  Al.LAK LIXKl  PjkRrSIAS   Jioxr.oi.iAN- ."'.,','  XCMIDIAN" '  DOMINION LINK.  ^ ANroI.-VHR  JJ ,v ..-,  Onxc;o.v ...'.... .    .'.'...Mjij-si  Makii>09a     jllf)e 7  Ciihin ?i.\ J.V1, .Sfifi. ?7(i, j;^ a)v] iijAv,,nlv  Intermediate 530; Ktecr.iy<; ?-f|.  i In  n-11  jAitj* <if  at npucifilly J������\v  Paasenpers ricketcd tlirn-.i^l  Groat. HntAin nnd Ireland, mid  rates to all jwirus of the European r.oMlj^fHt.  Ajijily to nearest i-tci'.m-lniPorniilWttj-jiOn^tr, j  I. T. BREWSTER. Agont, no^cUloH^  Gen.  l'���������T���������^c���������n^>���������cr  Uig  I'cnr] dis,Li-iafc,���������in bid, \Ve slioulii n-it.  be pci'foriiinitf our duty to tlie locality  of which tlio i\irAjj. is the only journ.-il-  isfcrc repi-espntiibive, i������ we did not con-  sstrinlly uV^fijts needs, and claims upoii  tlrC government.  , .An <->]i])!'<i|)i-i:ai()!i \v;ts rnachi hy'.the,  t)<>niinioiisCi|()vevnnicrit>'siinic yenrfi ngo  tiff 'SlOjOOO to be expondp.d in 'niiikiilg  the Coltihrbiii-river navi<f;ihle for steamers north of ^Revelstoke. If or some  Ve>'W5on unexplained, the amount was  nofc expanded,.but reverted to the  ti-e^sur-y. Since Lhat time, as long as  ���������silver riiaintained its value, southern  Ivootemiv alworbed, tl\e attenrion of  miners, out for two yesirs past miners  hrive become gold-seekers, and there has  been a gverit revival of interest in Big'  r>e������d, not only in placer and hydraulic  lnining but in prospecting for gold-bearing quartz. A year ago, a large number-  uf niiiters and prospectors were con-'  ���������stiintly moving over the Big Bend  trjiil, some few workers1 for wages, but  lYi.any claims were located, and about  fifty men wintered there. This spring  the movement towards the Bend is larger than ever in recent year's, and is  Uccenturtted b}'. the fact, that some of  tlie mines are producing richly, and  th*it sales have been made to capitalists, whilst others are being negotiated,  the menus of getting into the district  Hre so difficult, that men of capital,  Who wish to see a property- before -in-  Vesting in it are deterred from making  the journey, and pass on to other districts: v .     ���������  We have seen that' the Columbia  river between Revelstokc and ��������� Fort  Shcppard has had appropriations to  Unpi'ove tiavig;itiou several years in  Succession, until it, seems nothing more  is needed in that direction ; also, that  the Upper Columbia above Golden has  fin mially received its liberal quota of  public funds, even Parliament at its  present session having placed a considerable amount, in the estimates notwithstanding the complaints of declining income.        ' *  As n matter of justice to the Big  liend district of W'e.st Kootenay, an  ;ippi'opri;i(,ion should be made���������$5,000  at the least���������to blast out the rocks  tluit are in the way of navigation and  thus open ������ safe, channel for steamers.  \Vc respectfully call the attention of  ������ur representative at Ottawa to this  'witter, mid hope he will urge the Do-  Uiinion Cjovernment to make the ik;c-  fissru'y grant during the present scssion-  of Parli.uiient.  The Big- Bend Pack Train.  6>������'o. l-iiiforine is jotting everything  Hi I't'iuliiicss for (he season's l>u.-.ii;t;.v;  by P--������'.:!< train over I lie Rig Bend ti.-iii.  He will hriiijif in. next week, his horse  ������������������>nd mule ir.iins I'roin Oknnngan where  they have h(>en winteririg, and expects  to make the (hst trip soon .���������ii'lerward.--.  ���������lee-O'Conii'U-will he hU lii--'! liouteir-  f'n<-and will iiandle (lie eayn-.o train,  j^lr- Lafoniie has built, a ^eeoiul wstre-  hoi'se, ami will have a hlacksniirh shop  hi Cdiineclioii. An-.ifhei- corral lias  been piieloMvl in which Ihe ani'iials  ^Vill he eiinlined afler tliey li;i������-c* i-e-  Cei'ved their loads an'l until all are,  ''Viidy. l.aforioe'- I>i^ Hetid paeU train ,  ba.^ hcc'Oine one  Suggestions as to Rossland Mail.  t    , A letter mailed at Rossland^ April  30th, reaches its destination at Revelstoke May 5th���������six-days^each date inclusive. Now this letter might have  arrived here,on the' steamer, May 2nd,  hut it did not, and the reason is this :  It was put into a pouch at Rossland  and sent down into the State of Washington to"Northport, about 15 miles;  there it crosses the Columbia and if it  happens to he tlie, day on which the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard runs it comes  up to Nelson hy rail; it then waits  there till Saturday or Wednesday, on  which days the Lytton makes her semi-  weekly trips to ' Revelstoke. Instead  of sending tlie letter referred to this  roundabout way to Northport, Nelson,  etc., >vhy could it not he. forwarded to  Trail Landing and put into the closed  pouch which i.s made up there dir ect for  Revelstoke? Thus, the letter in 'question, mailed-' Tuesday, would have  reached Revelstoke on Thursday instead of the next Sunday., All letters,  whatever the destination, sutler��������� the=  same delay, and those hound for Ross-  land as well.  Tim il Landing is on' the Columbia,  seven miles from Rossland, and ore  teams are constantly, moving over it,  and tlie C. & K. N. Co. steamers touch  there Saturdays and .Wednesdays���������  carrying a closed pouch for all up-river  mail. "When ,the situation is fully  understood hy the post olfice officials  we hope a change w ill be made,1 and  that it may occur speedily.       ,    -  Drowned in the Columbia.  .Daniel O'Brien was drowned in the  Columbia River.'about 12 miles' below  Revelstoke, last Sunday morning, May  5th. He had started with George Perry  and Hugh Daley, on a raft for Nakusp.  The raft was headed towards a snag  -rind O'Brien, who was steeitng,' was  c.a'utioned to keep, away from it, but  'did not change his course,. The snag  ��������� was struck and tilted .the raft on its  side. Daley staid on it and Perry  swam ashore, but O'Brien was caught  by the snag and thrown into the river.  He wa������ seen to rise twice hut his companions were unable' to ' help him.  Daley arid Perry returned immediately  and reported ,the , accident to Government Agent Graham. Wo have not  been able to learn'any particulars of  O'Br.en's life, family or nativity.  Going into the1 Lardeau.  ��������� The steamer this morning, had as  passengers a large party of prospectors,  miners and capitalists bound for Thomson's Landing and the Lardeau mining  'district, among whom was .1. W. Way,  representing Toronto capitalists, who  goes down with the intention of thoroughly testing the placers of Lardeau'  creek. F. 0. Campbell, of Campbell  it Jolmsonj' Vancouver, has mineral  claims in. the .".Bad' Shot" group,  and will begin development work on  them. J. Rowlands, E. A. Price and  E. C. Jlusgrave, who register from  Victoria, are bound for the. Lardeau,  with an outfit for prospecting for * placer' fields. Some of these men would  have gone to Big Bend, had, they not  learned that no shallow diggings are to  be found there.  ���������   Wedding Bells. *  .The social event of the week in Revelstoke has been the marriage of John  Hector and Miss Augusta Nelson. It  took place on Monday at the Methodist  parsonage, the, couple taking the traiu  the same evening for a. short, visit to  Col. Forester of Sicantous. They returned on Wednesday, and Thursday  took tlie steamer Lytton for Nakusp,  which will be their future home. M,.\  Hector is well known in this part of  B.C. and is now the proprietor of the  Columbia House a I Nakusp. The bride,  until recently, had charge of the dressmaking department of II. N. Coursicr's  store, and was very efficient in that  capacity. A wide circle of friends.,  among whom they were; .justly popular,  wish them every happiness in their  new relation. One tiling in connection  with this wedding which may he noted  as a distinct advance in the civilization  of Revelstoke, is the fact that, the  couple wore not treated hero to a chati-  vari. But a wire came from Nakusp  Thursday evening, probably from the  lender of tho Calil hmtip'uu baud, asking if Mr. and Mrs. Hector had taken  passage on Ihe Lytton.  -Hi!  Awarded  he.-t   Honors -World's   Fair  TRAIL CREEK NOTES.  Newsy Budget fromjOur Correspondent.  at the Booming Camp.  The Trail Creek mining district, about  which comparatively nothing had been  heard until last autumn, is now, hy all  appearances, the most' prosperous nnd  promising mining   district   in   North  America,  if- not in   the   world.     The-  mineral belt is between  four and five  miles wide and its length is usfwj'et unknown, although it has been traced for  upwards of twenty miles, and is supposed  to crop out again  near' where  the   Kettle   River , meets    the    40th  parallel,, about   sixty   miles   west' of  '  Rossland. '  The ledges are nearly all true fissure  veins varying in size from an inch or ,  two to , nearly sixty feet. The ore is '  mostly, iron pyrites 'carrying copper  and gold with a trace of silver. This  ]class of ore can be treated very cheaply, the .entire cost of transportation  ^and^-reduction being, in rnost cases,  below .$14. The average cost appears  to he about' $13.60.   .      - "  The, show mine of the,camp is,tlie  Wiir Eagle, for which property  .$],1100,000 is said to have been refused  a few weeks ago. ( Notwithstanding ,  the had roads and other drawbacks  this mine has been shipping more than  $1,000 worth of ore a day n since  January 1st. ^    '<���������  ', The ,Le Roi, upon which a .large  amount of ,\vork has been done, contains a b'odv" of ore little inferior to the  War Eagle in bulk and could he sold  for a cool  million dollars at the drop  "of   the   liat.    The   Le   Roi   company,'  has a fine hotel���������heated hy steam and  lighted hy electricity���������upon the claim.  The    mine  itself  is   also  lighted by  electricity. .   ,  The Maid of Erin and the Robert E. ���������  Lee, owned by Messrs. Sullivan and  Dunn', have been bonded for $10,000 to  Messrs. *Wilson, Burke and Clayton.  These are two of the best claims on the  ��������� .south side of Trail Creek. 'The ledge, ,  which runs the full length of both  claims, i.S'HO feet in width', ^one-half of  which is solid ore assaying over $20  in gold. ,' '   '' - "���������   -  The   Josie   piohahly   contains     the  richest    body    of    ore  on   the  Red  Mountain, shipments being frequently-  manifested at five'ounces and over.  ���������'   The Georgia   has been  bonded  to J.  D. Porter and Pat Welch for $20;000.  The War Ea,L. :s now shipping 30  tons of ore a da>, .-ind'the ,Le Roi 23  tons.       " ' ' ,  ' Billy Lynch reports a 40 ft. vein on the  Commander. His assay returns call  for $22 in gold per ton. " -'"���������S"^  Owing to the dry warm weather tho  roads are now in a good condition aud  the shipment of ore has been resumed.  Twenty-seven cash sales of mining  property were made last "week, and ol ,  new locations were recorded in the  same time: ,  .  A. L. Coplin,  of the Giant,  was' in  town a few days ago. ��������� He states  that t  he has a vein more than 30 feet wide l  on his claim.   His samples assay $20.  A   large   number   of    claims   have  recently been' bonded foi  sums varying between  $10,000 and  $60,000, and,  enormous   production   may-; be   confidently expected.  The receipts of the Record Office^ for  the week were $1,005.  The electric light plant is ready,to  set up.  H. N. Coursier, of) Rcvelstoffce, was,  in town on Saturday.  Louis Janin, of San Francisco, and  Pete Larsen of Helena, were- in town  last,>veek.   '  F. M. McLeod, of Nelson, has opened ,  a law office in thej Ritcliie-AtkiEson  building.  John Murphy is busy getting leady  to open his brewery.   The coopers are ,  almost through, and John  expects to'  have beer on tap in a very few days.  The Nelson Sawmill Co.,have "their  new engine and planer running. Mr. ,  W. N. Rolfe is superintending the sawmill during his sojourn in Kossland.  The Columbia & Kootenay Navigation Co. appear unable to handle the  output of ore from the camp. The ore  is accumulating at the landing and  will necessitate the building of sheds  or hins to contain it." Why "not put on  another boat.  It is. expected that a miners'union  will soon he formed in Rossland. Mr.  D. Bogle, appears to he the principal  agitator, lie has resigned nis commission as justice of the peace,,and it  is whispered that he will be a candidate  for the secretaryship of the new union.  A severe accident happened to J. Ma-  digan, brakeman. running on the the  passenger train between Kamloopsand  Donald, on Monday morning, as No. 2  arrived. Mailigan usually has everything ii: readiness upon the arrival of  the train from the wr-*t. although it  stays 15 minutes at the station. The  accident was riol .seen. lair, it is supposed that while going back with the tool  box In put on Ihe rear of tho last ear.  he was stiuck by the train which was  yet iiiiivicg. lie received terrible injn-  ric> about Ihe head and body, both jaws  being broken, and oisih! 1 ���������������������������! Ii removed  i besides other bruise-:. With a^-i-if aiin*  'he could walk to th<-waiting room, but  as soon as possible he was taken to the  hospital.���������fiilnml Scutiitrt.  Trail Creek Mines.  GILBERT W. A.  MOST PERFECT  MADE.  Columbia Avenue,  Rossland, B.C.  or to UoBicnT JCkkh,  *A ii-nipi-p*.  ���������      ���������-   -..    of the  inst itulions of' A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Free  LeV(-].sioi-e, and so far il  is the only   fromAmmonia, Alum or any other adulterant  Went I    ���������'*��������� -')'"'has capacitv sufficient to meet  *      i the- requirements of that disti ic.t. I 40 YEARS THE STANDARD,  RANKIN,  Mining Broker and  Financial Agent,  Kcil Mountain ]inpcrti(-<-ror~-.il? in l!i������ vicinity of War r>.-it.,-,,],] i��������� |;i, i.]i:r,^ I'-wroi-iii-.*  \: ii'1! v.D'l .v|.iii-lL"l on. Work MipcrvL-oil.  Itcoonls- -.currhol. Abstracts of t:tV ]>*"tK.-nrcii.  As'-ays made. Intimate kuoulirtge of liie  Camii. A 1.1. foioo:sroNDENCE Strictly Co*������-  rii-**NTr.Aj~ THE   KOOTENAY 'MAIL.  BE SECRET OF THE TOWER.  '    CHAPTER   III.  "What a state is guilt,  When everything alarms it!"  ever, he sternly   forbade   anything   of the  kind io be done.  "Whv should you auppose Kate to be  dead ?"ho demanded, angrily. "I don]t  believo she if dead.    I believe that   she is  Grief aud dismay at the mysterious dis.  puearanc'e of Kate Lilburno were not cou.-   alive.and that I Ehall Bee her and clasp her  iu'ed to her father and. lover, for" the ser-   in my arms before I die."  nuea to  vuiitB and tenantry were almost as mucli  moved by the loss of the fair girl as trVe  members of her own family.  At the first shock, however, it wa.s  strange to observe how people shook their  he-ids and hinted vaguely that Miss Grace  flight know more about her sister's'fate  than she chose to tell.  Indeed, Grace never kne** how closely  ���������she was watched at; this time,' nor how  keenly cveiy word and action was weighed  .-.iid speculated upon.  But nothing could in this way be diecov-  i-ic-d;' her-remorse and fear fouud'vent in  1,-ara and lamentations which', were 'attributed to grief, and became so excessive  that a doctor was called in to try and cairn  her. u   '  ' Grace needed no physician, however, bat  .������������������lie made tho most of her well simulated  i-orrow, and resisted all tho attempts made  to aooth her until Lord Roland told her  tumeffhat sternly"that her want of self-  command was only increasing-her father's  .sufferings���������then she roused herself and  elung to her victim's lover for sympathy.  But Lord Roland's heart was us cold a.5  a stone toward her.  He did not actually suspect her of knowing what had become of her sister, but a-t  the same time he distrusted her' sincerity  and lie believed that her grief was far leas  real than assumed.    - r   , ,  What had become ot Kate was a problem  that puzzled him more and more the longer  he thought of it.,  lie was quite convinced that she had  never left the castle of her own free will j  yet it seemed proved beyond all doubt that,  living or dead, she was not within ,tlie  building.  , Remembf-ring the hints which Grace had  thrown out about Frank Fairfield, Lord  Roiaiuf'begaii to question her about the  yoisnginiin.arjd she answered readily enough  until a sudden thought, cccurred to her.  when in a moment she became pale and began to tremble.  "What is the matter with you now ?" he  asked.' c-       , "  "Nothing,"she replied���������"nothing; it jusc  cams to   my mind   that Frank   could,noc!  have taken Kate away,   because   last year  iie went to-South America."  "What is the>young man ?" questioned;  hia lordship.  "A. civil engineer."  -   .   ,  '���������Your fatb.Br  paid  for his-education, E  .suppose ?"  "Ye3 ; his mother took care ol Kale, and  nursed her when her mother died, and she  was always veiy fond of Mrs. Fairfield aud  Grace trembled with fear.  Kate alive ! ���������  Kate in her dungeon,   bruised   bleeding  and starving.    ,  No, it could not be.  Death must have ended her sufferings ere  now, and tho dead girl could not come back  to teil the piteous tale of treachery and  cruelty of which she had been the viutim.  Grace had never since that dreadful night  dared to go near the disused turret, but to  avoid this was easy enough, because, as has  been previously said, this- wing of trie  building, including the great hill, was  only used on special occasions. tt  It was several days after her father had  thus spoken.before Grace' regained her  usual self-complacency.  But this came back again as with ouch a  selfinh creature it was sure to do, and then  she began to calculate tlie difference in her  own position in the eyes of the world which  Kate's death would make to her.  Other people looked forward to the possibility, of Kate's return to her father's  house, and many were the speculations as  fo what would happen if she did come  back.  , But Grace quietly smiled- at all such anticipations.  Sue know that they would never be realized. She knew; past all doubting," that  Kate was dead, and that therefore there  was no'" if" in the matler.and she secretly  but exultmgly declared herself to be her  father's sole heiress.  ' Hitherto Kate had been first, while she  in all things hail been second. '  '" Her father's property would at his death  have been divided equally between his two  daughters, but the title, as there were two  of them', would naturally have fallen in  abeyance.    ',''���������'  Now, however, the whole matter was  changed, and Grace at her father's death  would succeed him sb,Baroness Lilburne of  Siivcrton in her own right, besides inheriting all liis wealth.  She sighed as she remembered she could  not forthwith take ' posse-siou' of Kate's  fortune, but one cannot get all one de3iros  in this world, and she began to wonder how  long it would be before her father's life  would come to an end. ��������� i '  Sometimes, when- these thoughts were  coursing through her mind, and she wished  that her father were lying in his last sleep  by the side of Kate, she would shudder with  .horror at her,own wickedness of.heart. *-  . But people who have chosen tho path of  evil soon find it easy to make excuses for,  themselves, ami Grace Lilburne's mind was  daiiy becoming more accustomed to the  thought'.of crime. "   '.<  And throughout all. this she looked so  innocent, so pretty, and so childlike with  her golden curls, her 3weet blue oyes,-. and  her rosebud of a mouth, that itseetncd impossible to suspect her of anything, more  serious than carelessness or folly.  So those who judged her by appearances  pitied her because of the sadness of her lot,  and others liked her none the less for tho  fact that she was now a great heiress.,  Lord   Roland Eyre,   true to   hia  word,  never came hear Silverton' Castle, and   the  Lilburnes reeehvd no messago  from him ;,  ��������� but Sir Victor fclayhord, a  cousin   of I113,  of Frank, too. '   > '       , came frerjuenlly, and so also did-Sir Alger-  " Where does this Mrs. Fairfield live?"   uon Colebrook.    '.  he next asked. ������������������   ' i ' ������   ���������* But Grace never felt quite at ease in the  "1 don't know; sne went away from here, j P"-senco of the latter.  Pel Imps  she is  gone to South Americi to \     Sir Algernon   would sit   or stand,   and  her fou."    I am sorry now 1 sugeested that j calmly and steadfastly look at her as though  Frank had taken Kate away, because I see   she wcro a curious study ; and when on one-  it is impossible."        > '  ' .occasion   she   *.v-8    rendered    sufficiently  he   exclaimed with   sudden auspic-  iiritablo0 and uncomfoi tabic to make her  ask sharply ������ hat made him do so, he replied with a bow : "My profound admirttion."  Bur, his admiration did not lead hun to  transgress in "like manner again, and soon  Biter'thii iie cfcaeed to call at Suverton  Castle.  Sir Victor c*m<> pretty frequently, how-  ev������r. He wnshandsome, lighi-tieartedaud  uncomfortably poor, and it was above all  things neces-ary that he should find a rich  wife.'  He mat.; no secret of his position, but  treated ail the a:ci<.ienta that befell him in  life m a happj-t-o-Uici-y fashion, taking  nothing  very teriouaty   or very much   to  lis  any rife wis very like  nts cousin,  ind, and in other respects -Hae far ���������  too good for irea.-'heroii.- Orate I.dburne.      !  For a t>m������ Grace ke*v��������� him from  propos  ipos  'Why impossible ? He may have returned  ' lo Eucland.'  "Oh, no; not at all likely. Poor Kate !  I  ' ������ouder if she will ever be found."  She buried her face in her handkerchief  a- she raid this, the better to hide the tcr-  lor that had suddenly come over her.  . I\or the thought that had flashed upon hc~  mind was,that Frank Fairfield might be ".he  only living creature beside herself wiio knew  of the hidden vault in the tiirrei-char���������her,  and if he were to hear of Kite's nijsteiioua  disappearance, it whs ir.oie tiiuu pi'ojwbie  tliat he would search the place in question  anil discover the ghastly secret which ic  could.untold. t  Why did she not  thiuk  ot   this before-?   heart. ,  Why had  she kept on tryirig '.o  associate       PersoLi  Frank's name with that of her  missing si?- ��������� Lord Ro:  ter ? ' ~ too good  1   She made matters worse now by her fev- \     For a t _ _  erishiy anxious endeavors to convince her I icg, hoping that Lord P.o'.arid would tire of  companion that the younc man could not nis fruitless se-uch and would return lo her  have liad anything to do "witn Kate's dii- for she fell that he knewane loved him.  appearance, but "her areuenie.us on thus But Lord P.oknd never came nor showed  point only confirmed Lo'rd Roland in hia the least eign oi coming, r/o news of him  determination to find the voim/ engineer. . reached the caetle, and Grace phdo-ophi-  When, however, he appealed to Lord ' c������Hy cs.me to the conclusion that sr.e might  Lilburne for further particulars respecting a' weil take what she could get, s'uee she  Fatrtk-ld he received no encouragement to ; couid not obtain what she wanted*  seek the young mau.     _ <     So one day Sir Victor Giyherd proposed  "He never harmed  Kate," said the old j and was accepted, and Grace  sent him off  peer sadly, as   he shook hia'head.      " H������ j to her lather to obtain his consent,  would   have   given    his     life    to    spar<: I     She was very in-cious' tt. b<- married .������'nd  her a moment's pain.   He ia a noble young j to  get away   irom   ^Uverlon Castle for a  fellow, though he is but the so-i of ft work- j time, for her crime was daily  b-jgmniug to  haunt her, and the fear grew upon her  that in some unguarded moment the would  betray herself.  More than once she had been found walking in her sleep on her way to the disused  tower, and though she had been met before  she could gcL there, ,and had been led or  carried back to her room, the shock to her  system caused by the sudden awakening  had been intensified by her tenor lest arte  should have revealed her terrible secret  So far she was safe, however, and if she  could get away for a time and forgot her  crime she thought that all would be weil.  When Sir Victor returned, tiowffr, the  expression of his countenance quickly told  her of the non-success of his iniision.  "I don't think your governor is quite  right," the young man remarked as he took  a 'eat by her side ; "he seem? a little bit  touched," and he tapped his own forehead  significantly.  " Why, what did he say ?" asked Grace,  breath Icssly.  " Ho said a good many thing*). Hi vema  to believe that your sister i.s alive, though  ho lias not aeon her nor heard from her,  and he aiys that until he lias received  proof of her death beyond all douht hi  will only give you the portion you would  have hdd b;;fore she was lost."  " Th.������ is provokinr/, butit won't niat'er  in the Ions run," relumed Oracfi, heart-  Ir.nly : " lie can't iiv<: forever, and then ;>.'>'.  that ho ha;< mint he mino."  " IJnlfMS your swter in alive," replinrlSir  Vi'.-tor, hlowly.  " Oh, =<ho'a dead, safe enough," was tho  ciillr.iis answer ; "you needn't troubl"  about her."  "Yon speak as though you had  hcou hor,  ingmou, and when he gave me his word  that he would never speak of love again  ro Kate I believed him, as I believe yon,  Roland. He has kept hie word, depend  upon it. I would as soon doubt myself as  doubt him."  " And  yet Kate must  have   met with  play,"  said Lard   l.ohind,   gloomily,  -1  " Any mere accident would have been dips  covered before now.''  But Lord Lilburne shook his head as h<!  replied :'  " I don't know���������it's a mystery���������an  awful mystery., My poor child ��������� my poor  child !"  A few days after Christmas a thnwaet  in, and the river was dragged, and the  caatie aisfi grounds were ieirehed once  more, hut as/ain'in vain and Mien Lord R.O.-  ind Eyre Vr< le adieu to the s rrowfnl eld  ir,nn and  his tearful daughter.  " You will come again, Lord RolaniJ,  and <vc-ll us if you have discovered anything 1" Grace pleaded plaintively as lie  win g-dng away.  But he replied coldly:  "I shall never enter Silverton Caatie  again, linleiM I bring Kate witli me.or come  to inec-t her."  And turning to Lord Lilbnrnc.he added:  "I shall Lake you at your word."  "Heaven grant you may ho able to do  so," was the answer.  Then they clapped hands and pi rtcl.  Grace questioned her father us to whiLt  Lord Roland meant.  But she received no satisfactory n-ply.  Days and wecka rolled on. The rnymery  was a mystery .still, and Grace beg.in '<>  tali: of patting on mourning for the sister  wi.o mt'."'-. lie (lead. ��������� ' v . '���������  %</;,<������' --in; spoke of it to her father.iiovr-  die,"  ion.        < <  " Well, I didn't see her die." she retorted defiantly, as she contracted her brows  and clenohed her teeth ; " but I haven't  tho,least doubt she is dead. If she were  not, do you think she wi uii stay away  from everything that can make life enjoyable ? No, she is dead enough, and Silver-  thorn must one day be mine. But what  else did papa say. He did not refuse his  consent to our marriage, did he ?"  " No ; but. he refuses to allow it to take  place until after next Christmas Day, and  now it is June. Imagine our having Bix  months to wait !"  ," Yes, and I hate Christmas," exclaimed  Grace, passionately,. " We wont wait.  Victor. ,If papa wont give his consent we  will be married without it."  <  Sir Victor Gayher shrugged, his Bhoul-  ders and made a rueful face before he replied':  "I admire your courage, Grace, and  should applaud it were it not for the pitiful condition of my own finances, but your  father has foreseen the possibility of , our  dispensing with his permission, and he has  told me that if we marry without it he will  not give us one sixpence while he lives,  "If my estate's were not mortgaged for  almost their value, or if you had a fortune  from your mother, as your sister had, we  might alford to do as we please, but now it  is impossible." t  , Graeo threw herself upon a couch, ,and  wept, and declared that he didn't love her,  and she sobbed and cried and altogether  made herself exceedingly ridiculous ; but  Sir Victor was not sufficiently '-infatuated  to be imprudent,and as her lather happened  to come in just as this scene was at ita  height, Miss Grace was ordered off to her  own room, and desired to .remsin there  until she had regained her senses.  Then Lord Lilburne talked quietly but  kindly to the young man,and it was agreed  between them that if nothing unforeseen  occurred in ths interval,the marriage should  take place immediately after Christmas  Day. ' =*ss=ssss^  When Miss Lilburne heard of the arrangement, aud found thi������t she could not  have her own way, she resigned herself to  'the tyranny of circumstances with'the best  grace she could assume.l  The rest of this terrible year must be  lived out at (Silverton Castle, for the  Baron, with the' morbid expectation of his  eldest daughter's return, would not go to  London or Scotland,; or any ,of the places  on the Continent that it was almost his  yearly custom to visit.  Here at the oastie herremained, and here  sorely against her will, Graco was obliged  to stay with'him.  ,' Oh, how she grew to hate every stone of  the stately pile which she felt to be her  own prison and her sister's tomb. '  Sometimes, as Autumn drew on, and the'  winds grew'loud and shrill, if a door slammed suddenly, or an unusual sound was  heard at the window or outsido the door  she would spring to her feet, or cower down  into some corner in an agony of Bpeechless  terror,' till she sometimes felt as if reason  ���������wete altogether deserting hor, and'sho was  going out of her mind.  And as the days shortened, and the  ��������� ightd grew dark aud chilly, and Christmas  was again'approaching, a horrible, fascination seemed to draw her to the room under,  which she, had consigned her sister to so  terrible a fate. ., ���������- ,  At,last she could resist the feeling"no  longer, yet when she at length yielded to  the desire, she dareduot move tho sliding  floor and look down upon the body of hor  victim.  She had uo earthly doubt that Kate lay  thero as she had fallen, or,'if not exactly  in the same position, if she had not been  actually killed by the fall, the guilty girl  was equally sure that her sister was lying  dead at tho bottom oi that horrible pit.  But though she would have given half of  all she might e.'ar possess to look upon the  race of her victim, she dared not remove  the floor that hid the murdered'girl from  view, because she feared that as surely as  she did so she should be irresistibly impelled to ca3t herself,down beside her.  As Christmas came nearer, however, and  the wedd ng was fixed for the succeeding  day, Grace became rather wiid and excited.  Since they would spend" Christmas Day  at Silverton Castle, they would he merry  over it, she s&id, and as her marriage was  to take place immediately afterward, she  invited a great number of guests to come  to the castle for the Christmas festivities  and stay over the wedding day.  '��������� We will forget last year if it ,is to be  forgotten," she ������x<:iaimed to her lover al-  moist hyat-erically ; "and whatever we do  we must keep papa cheerful. I dread  Christmas l)a> ; oh, how I do dread it !"  She broke down, and begun to sob and  tremble a3 she said this, and it was some  time before Sir Victor could soothe her.  But when Christmas Day really dawned  Grace was calm and cheerful, and only  those wno knew he- well could' detect the  undercurrent ol excitment which she suppressed with so supreme an effort,  *- "To-morrow is my wedding day," she  kept whiapering to herself, "and then I  tball be free���������fr<:e from the nameless terror that in this house always haunts me."  ' To-morrow I Butwhat'will cven'to-day  bring forth ?"'  CHAPTER IV.  CO-MRADKS IS I.RIK1'.  Frank'Fuirheld sat in an office lhat was  situated in one of the large thorough fares  within a couple of hundred yards of the  Bank of England.  Ho waH only a junior partner in the well-  known firm of engineers to which he be-  lons-pd, and had obtained this position  some two yearj before our sfory opens,  partly by Ins own great talent and indus-  try,but principally through Lord Lilburne's  genoroeity.  To all intent* and purpose Frank Fairfield was 3. .working partner in the rirm ; he  had be������n to South America, to R,u3������ia, and  to India,3iipcnntending theeonsiruction of  iaiiw3ys. tin i hridge-- ; and thcugh he had  no-v bften in England some three or four  months-, hf knew that he might he rf quired  to start orT again at any time with but  *ca.-it notice.  Tne young engineer is only eight and  twenty, but no looks much older, for, dince  hi has returned from hia Ja-it journey  abroad, his thick! wavy hair lias become  perfectly wnite.  As may rei'lily be ^ar-poied, th<) change  in his app'.-irarice is so *tarMmg th-it ;ns  old friend" Rotiet'.m'js f'ii '.'ittvitin./.-iitin,  and the qii-Mtions that have .to con-a mtly  been a"ked him as to tho ���������unuvt u\ thU  aurldon transformation havf- sornetimen tried  his patience sorely.  H-i ii seated this morning at, h. t ,1,|.;  with phis anil drawings riproul out b'ifore  him.  H" is trying hard to fix hiJ mind cliv.fjly  unon i.hf* work h'i has in hand, l,n', the  '::rort reonirc \ is a great, one, and In: looks  ���������ip with a feeling of lolir.f vvlifri il oloik  opens the door arid brings him, a oi'rd. ���������  '" Lord Roland   Kyro,*' he silently   roads  with keen surprise ; then he nods to the  youth to admit the visitor.  His lordship came in, sad-looking, it is  true, but youthful and handsome, and he  started with unfeigned astonishment when  he saw Fairfield, for he had been given to  understand that he was a man about bis  own age. ',  " 1 suppose I am addressing the person I  really came to see?" he said, taking the  seat offered him ; " you were���������you are  acquainted with Lord Lilburne, of Silver-  ton ?"     ���������'  Fairfield's face slightly flushed as here-  plied : , '  "Lord Lilburne has helped mo' to the  position 1 now hold ; do you come to me  from him T'  "Yes, he told' tne where I should find  you, and I should have Bought you some  months ago, but I have bceu very ill in  consequence of a shock I received on Christmas Day."  "A shock I" 'repeated Fairfield.  "Yes ;'you have heard of tho strange  disappearance of Lord, Lilburne's eldest  'daughter?"  And as he asked this question Lord  Roland looked keenly at the man ho had  been assured was his rival.  !'I have had no direct communication  with the Lilburnes for moro than a year,"  replied Fairfield, meeting' his companion's  fixed gaze" without wavering ; "bo good  e'nough,to tell mo what has occurred."  Lord Roland complied,- and he told his  attentive listener how,' when ,'tlio merrymaking was flagging on Christinas night,  Grace Lilburno had, proposed a game of  hide and seek, and how she had persuaded  Kate to join in the game, the latter having  been io3t from that time to the present. ���������  ' "Ah I then it was  Grace who   hid with  Kate I" remarked Fairfield thoughtfully ;  "what did she say had  become of  hor sister."      * u  "She didn't know."  "And did she make no'suggestion '!" and  the engineer t looked at the nobleman  sharply.    , ' "  ' "Ye3, it was she who mentioned your  name," 'replied the nobleman with hesita-'  tion. ,     '        o ,  "Ah, I thought so. She suggosted that  I had persuaded ,her sister to elope with  mo."    1 suppose ?"���������  "Something of tho kind.'  "Aud may I ask, Lord Roland, why you  come to me from Lord'Lilburne ? Why did,  ho not come to mo himself or send for me ?  1 should ouiy have been too ready to obey  his call." t  "He ridiculed the idoa that you would  harm his'daughter ; he said yon ,lmd. given  him your word, never to pross your suit  with her again, and that ho had us much  confidence in your word as he had in mine."  "Ah!" '      ,  ��������� There was pnin, satisfaction and relief in  tho exclamation. '  "  A few seconds later he spoko again.'  "You have not explnned your interest  in the matter, Lord Roland.' I don't understand what Miss Lilburu   was to'you."  "She was my promised wife," was the  answer.      .  Fairfield shiauk a little as though ho had  received a blow, acd^iis pale faco became  still poler, but he quickly recoverod himself, and he asked, with a sickly smile on  his face . '   '  "Do you seriously beliove'��������� that Kate  Lilburne; your promised wife, would'volun-  tarily leave her father's roof to run away  with me?"-  ������ "Most certainly not," was tho prompt  reply.     '��������� ,<..'���������,  " You think I carried her away by v violence, then 1"  "Good heavens, no 1 I should not bo hero  talking calmly if I believed such a thing  pobsible."        .  " Then what made youcome to me?"  ���������' I came, as drowning men clutch at  straws, to ask if you can, or will help me?"  was the eager response, "Nobody olae. can,  I feel ��������� convinced. It is for Kate's sako,  rather than my own, that I aek you. Tho  mystery that surrounds her fate maddens  nnd appals me. I love her so truly that if  it would be for her happiness I would rather  see hor your wife than have any doubt as  to her safety or welfare.'  " My wife!' repeated Fairfield with  mournful bitterness; " the woman is not  born who will be my wife. But you ask for  my help, and perhaps I will give it to you.  I must think the matter over, however.  Will you call on me three days hence, or,  better still, give me an address where I  can write to you." 0  ' " And   you ' will   write me ?" asked his i  lordship,   as   he gave  him his address in  town.  " Yes, I will write without fail." ���������  Then   Lord   Roland   reluctantly   went  away.  But as Roland-Eyre walked away from  Fairfield's office it was with the disagreeable conviction ,that the latter had questioned and cross-questioned him, and  learned all that'he had to tell, and hail  told him absolutely nothing in return.  ��������� " The fellow  is  as close as  an oyster,  he muttered, " and yet I like him ; there  AKIUI THE HOUSE  Toothsome   Dishes.  When the family dinner is in the middle  of the day it 23 desirable to have a ssvory  dish at tea. A little good gravy can easily  be' made by boiling' a few well-cracked  bones for an hour, straining and thickening  the liquor with a teaspoonful of flour  rubbed smooth, seasoning with pspper and  salt aud adding a teaspoouful of butter.  Heat the minco in this, lotting it como just  to the boil, and sorve on squares of toast.  No one will dream of calling it "hash." The  flavor can bo varied by using a taaspoonful  of curry powder, or a little cloves and allspice, or a pinch of sweet marjoram.  Instead of serving, on toast the meat can  bo placed in a baking-dish with alternate  layers of tomato, fresh or canned, tne*gravy  being omitted. Cover tho top with bread-  cr nnbs, Jot with bits of butter and bake  three-quartoru of an hour.  The stuffing left from roast, chicken or  turkey may bo mixed with minced beef,  mil Uon, or veal, shaped into round cakes  or patties, and browned iu"a hot frying-pan  with a Utile butter or cottolenc,  'In made dishes the success depends upon  the seasoning and flavoring. If theso are  skilfully managed the basis of the dish  matters less. , ���������        ,  Two apprizing supper dishes are made  as follows :  Cheese puffs are'made by takiug an equal  quantity of grated cheese and breadcrumbs.  Soak the breadcrumbs in as much milk as  they will absorb. To each pint of crumbs  allow two eggs. Season with salt and not  pepper. Placo alternate layers of cheese  and breadcrumbs in a baking-dish, add the  eggs, and .bake' about fifteen iniuutes.  Serve as soon as tho dish is taken from the  oven. ' " . ,,���������'  Cut thin slices of bread about three inches square, heap'them with grated cheese,'  taking caro not to spread it within an eighth  of an inch of the edges of the squares.  Place them in a pan and put them in a quiok  oven. , ' , . ���������  This.is nn excellent recipe for an old-  fashioned toa-cake which is still very popular : One quart of flour,, four eggs, one-  half etip'of melted butterj one cup of warm  milk,half a yeast cake, one-half teaspoonful  of soda dissolved in hot water. Beat tho  eges to a stiff Iroth; add the milk, butter,  soda, and a little salt. Stir the flour to a  smooth batter and beat the yeast in well ;  set to rise in a buttered ditili, in'which it  must bo baked and sont to ' table. ..Lot it  rise six hours. Bako steadily three quarters of an hour '     \  Do You know-  That a great doal of the unpleasaut odor  from boiling vegetables may be avoided by  putting a,bit of bread into the water^with  the vegetables ?'  That, when you put bod . blankots awtiy  for the summer they should 0? carefully  washed and driod, ^and cloves should bo.  distributed plentifully among the folds ? '  "' That spirits of camphor, applied with a  flannel cloth, will.remove unsightly spots  from furniture ?  , That if grease or oil is spilled on a carpet, flour or meal should bo sprinkled over  it as soon as possible ? Let 'it remain for  several hours and it will absorb tho grease.  ��������� That dress skirts will wrinkle less it  folded right side out V  That asparagus is said to be a capital  cure for rheumatism ?  Seasonable Dishes.  ��������� Orange Sauco.��������� Piece of butter size of  an ogg, g cup sugar, cream, butter and  sugar, juice of I large orange; boat this  all together thoroughly. White of  one ogg beaten, to a stiff froth, add to  the cream and butter and give a hard  beating. This must be beaten very.light  to be ft'success.  , Mushroom Pudding.���������Line a deep pudding dish with a light crust, take 1 lb  round beefsteak, cut it in small pieces and  lay it in'the dish. Pour over thecmeat 1  pint can of mushrooms'(fresh, ones ore the  best), soason with salt, pepper and butter;  cover the top with crust ; steam 3 hours.  Serve,very hot.     '  Crumpets.-^-One cup of brown sugar, 1  cup chopped raisins, .V cup butter, 1 egg, J  teaspoon soda in a large spoonful of milk ;  all kinds of spico ; roll thin.  Shirred Eggs.���������Break 8 eggs into a well-  buttered dish, put in pepper and salt, bits  of butter and 3 tablespoons of cream ; put  into the oven and,bake about 20 minutes.  Serv.ehot.  Orange   Pie.���������Three   oranges   and   two  is something firm and strong and massive  in tho man's character! while he,gives one , . , ���������   . ,  the idea of possessing a certain amount of j lemons, grate one orange with the pulp  latent power which only exceptional cir- ] and juice of the oranges aud lemous ; J lb  cumstances will bring into action. And j 8Ugar> yolks of G eggs, 1 tablespoon corn-  how ho loves Kate ! Surely togethor wo ' gt^oU, mix togother. Put 1 pint of water  ought to be able to find her alive or dead." j on t|ie nre> ami when it boils add the juice,  , All through that day, and for , several j sugar and eggs ; cook 1 or 2 minutes, then  succeeding days, Frank Fairfield's' face 1 pUC -nto yourpio plates, fill 4, full and bake  anti manner haunted the young nobleman, | tj|j t|,0 cnist is'done on tho" bottom." Beat  and though he could not in any reasonable I t|ie whites of the eggs co a strong snow,  mtnner   connect him   with   Kate's  disap- ; a(j(j about 3   tablespoons  of white  sugar,  then  spread on   the pie  and bake  a light  brown.  Orange   Cake.���������Beat   three  egg3   for 5  minuteB, add 1J  cups  sugar, beat 3   min-  pearance, he still could   not divest himself  of the impression that the  young engineer  know   more about this mystery   than any  one else. 1  It  was with  some  impatience  that he  waited, day   after day,   lor  the promised ��������� utes ; add J oup cold water,  1J cups   flour,  communication ; but a whole week elapsed j ^ teftSp00n cream tartar, J teaspoon   soda.  Filling : The   white of 1   egg, the   grated  rind  and juice of one  orange, add  sugar  before  a  briof  note came  from  Fairfield  asking  Lord   Roland  to meet him on the  following day | ^~ u h to 'mSi^e jt the right "thickness for  lhe.appointment was kept,and when the , ������������������& Bako .   three f  first brief salution   was   over the   engineer,11*"  & ���������      . c   , ,  aajd: " j     Stuffed Clams. ���������Equal parts of chopped  ' round clams and bread  crumbs  soaked in  milk, season with pepperand parsley, mix  well ; add rhe yolk of  1   egg,  put  a small  I have heard she   was her  foster * oicoe of butter in a spider, when   hot add  I clam mixture,--'thicken./.with, flour.:.-to the  I   will,  know  'If you are disengaged   to-day,  lake you 10  see my   mother.    You  she wns -VJiPS Lilburne's muse."  "Yea;  mother."  Fairfield inclined his head as he continued:  "My mother was as much devoted to hor  as though Miss Kate had been her own  child, and she in in great trouble about her  now. I promised to take you to her. Perhaps you can help each other.  "But how''-an I help her? Domb she  know wh'.ro Ka'.c i'l ?"'  "She will explain everything to you her-  8' If," was r)i- evasive ttnswur. "Do you  f'j'-l di "posed logo with mo to iny mother's  hoiiii'.';  "C-jriainly; my time id at your service.  Wrier*! doe* your mother livo 1"  "About twenty miles this M'\a of Silver-  ton Cmtlo," wat 'ho reply, "and fifty from  London; but wo ���������"hall got down tliero in 11  couple *>f Konrs."  Then the two young men went off togethor, Fairfield leivni-.' word at the offiae  '.that he should not return for tho day.  ��������� '..:   (TO UK CONTINUED.)   .  consistency of cream,, fill clamshells and  ; brown in the oven or brown in a baking  ' dish. .- Ill    -.'', - ,:   < ;��������� -. ��������� 7 *    ������������������.'���������  ��������� Fiencb Honey.���������One pound of suc;ar ;  put into a pah tho yolks of 6 egga and the  beaton   whites   a:id   add the   juice   of   i  ' lemons ; grate the rinds of 2 and add  J lb  butter.    Stir altogether oyer the fire until  ' as thick as honey.    Seal it up and you can  keep it as long as six months.-.  I Orange Pyramid.���������Cut the peel in b' or 8  equal parts, making the incisions from the  ! stem downward. > Peel each piece down a  1 little more thau half way and turn each  I ono sharply to the right, leaving the peeled  . orange apparently in a cup, irom   which it  ��������� \e removed without much difficulty..-;' pile  j the oranges so prepared (in a pyramid on a  1 high fruit dish, I,  j     Prodigality is the'vice'of a'wo&k nature,  : as avari-e i3 of a strong one.���������-H.   Taylor.  SOME GRAND OLD  OCTOGENARIAN  MEN AND  WOMEN.   r  Bismarck Joining  tlie   Hand���������Mnny Still  , rowcrrul   or,.1Hn<t, Tuoitgli   Fnst Thin  2tarcly-It<'ui'!ird Milestone   of Lire.  Bismarck finds himself in excellent and  brainy company on the 'other siic of his  eightieth birthday anniversary. He will  find the schoolyard full of gay old boys,and  girls. He will find Pope Leo at eighty-five  writing Latin sonnets, just,as in the olden  days, when as a'lad ho surprised the Pecei  family by his precociousness. He will find  the English statesman, William E. Gladstone, disousaing Greek prose and writing  oriticnl essayb on religion and-philosophy.  He will be surprised'to find Verdi, at  eighty, planning a new opera for the great''  singer Maurel, seeking his, inspiration from  no less a pleasant thome than Shakespeare's  "Tempest." Bessemer is still bright in his  panoply of inventive thought, and Sir  Houry Parkos is just entering the realm of  octogenarians, with a new educational project for New South Wales. '  ALL 1IALK AND   IIEAIiXV.       ,  But the list' of famous old men and  women is a long 0110, aud darkened only  here and there' by the touch of mental  blight or great physical weakness. Ah ft  rulc, these old men and women are still  extremely active. - ���������. .  Bessemer, who enriched the world as  haB no man living ' or dead in tho past,  stood biting, his lips with rage at the  sarcasm and ridicule  heaped upon him for  declaring  that ho had discovered  a  cheap  '       . n .a  process for quickly changing pig-iron into  steel. When engineers finally appreciated  his discovery *������<ey'fouud him disheartoned,  discouraged aud ready to turn,against th������  world. ' Then came honors thick and faet.  He was knighted. ' .Sovereigns vied in  doing'him honor. Great societies elected  him to' honorary offices. Medals wore ,  voted to him, and he is to.day among tho  happiest of the "Old Mustors " of England.,,  IN tf.VVPY OLD AOE, i-  So is- William E. Gladstone. ���������< So is Sir-,'  Jamofi Beacon, who at the  age of ninoty- .  snven lives a   happy life of   retired 1 ease.  Until 1SSG this   great  English   jurist   sat  upon the bench, and1 the clearest decision  over rondered   by him was that   in a   case  tried two  months  before ho  retired  from  the Vice-Chancellorship of England.  ���������  None of this  century's living famous old .  men have  yet   reached the  age at  which  tlio    philanthropist,  Montefiore,   died,    a  decade orso  ago.    Yet  William  Solmon,  to-day tho  oldest   member   of   the Royal  College of Surgeons,  comes near it.  Jle is  one hundred and five this month,and began  to practiso his profession   when   Napoleon  was at tho  hciuht of   his   glory,  in   1809.  He   huaatao the   honor of being the oldest  Freemason in tho world.  A VJUOllUUS JIAIXi: Or.LEDH.ITY.  ^_ >*  Noal Dow is Maine's grand old man, aud  although   very,weik   at'niiioty-one,   still  tilks  entertainingly of  tho days of ,1801,  when as Mayor   of Portland ho dratted tho*  famous Miino liquor law.  'Among the famous nonogenarians is "Rev.  Dr. William H. Furness, of  England, now  ninety-two. '  , .  < I.  COMING NOXOOl'NAUIANS.    .      (  Those who enter tho ranks of nono-jonari-  ans of 1S05 arc Francis William Newman,  brother of the great Cardinal ; James Mar-  tineiii, ' philosopher ; Bai-thelemy-Samto-  Hilairc and Georgo Mueller, the orphanage  founder. Dr. Newman only recently completed a memoir of the early days of his  cieat brother's life, and is now do?p in the  study of Gaetuiian. His know edee of'  ancient languiges is marvellously rich, and  he has given ihe world somo valuable  philological treatises. He is not uiono an  abstainer from liquor and tobacco, but  nover touches meat, and attributes his  longevity to this method ot living. Gladstone will bo eighty-six this year.  runs   stowe s dkclinixc *>kaks.  Harriet Befcher Stowe lives quietly wit'1  her Eon in Hartford, Conn. She will ho  eighty-four on June 14,and the closing days  of her life are marked by extreme mental  weakness.  Bishop Clark, of Rhode Island, was still'  active at oighty-two, although now growing  somewhat weaker. '   ,  Curtins, tho polished Greek scholar,  is living at eighty. Verdi is Hearings eighty-one, and has just achieved a  marvellous success with " Falstaff." Baroness Burdett-Goutts begins her eighty-firdb  year in 1895, aud her lite runs on as  smoothly as ever in its philanthropic  channols.Itsecms an age since she succeeded  to tho Coutts millions. Still siuce that  time, 1S37J sho has endowed many bishoprics, has established'-homes for the fallen,  homes for < children and in a thousand  different ways' given the world object  lessons in real charity. Her romantic  marriage with young Ashmead Bartlctt is  still fresh in the minds of readers.  &**  IT JS ,A HANDY SPRINKLErt.  An Invention  Which  Itors i>.ic Work II I'.  Desired tn I'crl'orin.  London lawns, what few there are, receive their moisture from a new-fangled  sprinkler invented by an ingenious mechanic.  Most lawn sprinklers are of tho revolving  kind, which have a  way of throwing a  good deil of water  where it ii not wanted.  If placed near a sidewalk, tor example,  the passers-by have tr>  take to tho street <������������������  get wet. The nei'  sprinkler does awa;  with all that trouble  and inconvenience. B;  the ready adjustmen  of a small wedge th"  stream is made to flow  in a half circle, so that  tiif. handy SPitiNK- the sprinkler may be  jj-.ii. placed quite close to  a  sidewalk without wetting it at all.    It  throws a circle nf water when desired.  The sprinkler is small and is conveniently  moved, a cord being attached for that purpose. By means of the cord it may be drawn  all over the lawn, without, turning off the  water and without wetting th? pei-don  moving it. THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.  r -.o  : THE" PHANTOM BM.ULM,  EEMrSISCEKOES OF AN OLD SOLDIEB.  ' "You may talk about your orthodox  ghosts who haunt anoient castles, wailing  and groaning, and carrying flaming lights  from window to window for apparently no  earthly, or rather unearthly, purpose save  that of terrifying out of his' wits some poor  hind bearing home a bewildered brain after  staying too long with 'John Barleycorn' in  the village inn, but for something that has  forever bD filed me and made meof ten wonder  whether I, was dreaming or awake, commend me to what I saw, or thought I saw,  the night before Balaklava, Oct. 25, 1854."  And my father threw himself back in his  armchair before the fire in the smoking-  room grate" as he took a long whiff of a  newly lighted cigar and gazed dreamily  Into the flames that .vere crackling up the  chimney.  The subject of conversation had drifted  ~"rom~the~battlefield8 of yesterday, in Abys-  linia and Zululand, to those of thirty years  'before, when the tall, heavy forms before  us of my father and his old comrades in  arms, Sii Langley Fetherstone and Colonel  Elmhiirst, with their gray, bristling mustaches, their still erect gait, their unconsciously imperative style and their solemn  and grave deportment, were as light as my  own, Aubrey's, or Bob Fetherstone's, that  night as'we sat' around listening  to  the  stories of the hot  day  when our  fathers  i        i  were men as young as we.  " "Hand me my memory, Aubrey." said  'my father, pointing,'to, the huge cavalry  saber that hung over the mantlepieco.' The  sword that had waved over the now iron-  gray head', that was then chestnut, as its  owner with a shout of defiance bore down  upon the ranks of the Muscovites, on ,the  wintry plains of the Crimea.  My father drew the sword from its scab,  bard and lovingly surveyed,,the glittering  blade. .     ' ,   "  "Old -never-failed-me' !" he said. "Do  you see that dint in its edge, Lang ! Got  that crossing the Alma off the helmet of a  Russian r.uirossier. 1 sent the blow through  Bteel and skull together. There is another !  Got that the 2.">th of October from thecom-  mandor of the Cossacks that charged the  left flank of the 'heavies.' He struck at rhe,  "I parried, there is the mark." ��������� '  "And then ?" naid Sir Langley.  ,  "I swept it round andJcaught him across  "   the throat," answered my father , abstractedly.    "I,saw his  body afterward when it  'was turned over to his relatives, for he was  ,s noble, a grand duke I believe. The same  angry frown was-upon his  handsome  features as just before my steel  entered   his  jugalar.    And here is another���������but there !  v If I   once got started telling anecdotes of  everv   experience   that    old  blade    went  '  through in my hands I would stay talking  '   until morning. "sPut it up again,   Vic.     1  love to handle it whenever I settle down to  i   tell a ntory of the old days.  , It, as it were,  ���������  inspires me, by bringing   back the  events  of bygone yeais to my mind as if they but  happened yesterday."      i  \   Seeing that we were all watching him in  anticipation he again took   some whiffs   of  his clear and commenced:  ';lt~w������s the night before the never-to-be-  forgotten 23th of October.    We were close  '   to the   Russian   lines, our   pickets   being  almost   within    hailing   distanca   of    tho  enemy.  "I was riding out to inspect the sentries  stationed along the Grodno road. It was  ' a wet, cold night, and I clasped -my great  coat, close about me, and spurred my  charger along the muddy road. As I  reached the side of the valley I drew, him  iv quickly as I heard a distant rumble, like  the moving of some parks of heavy ordnance  at tho,extreme end. ., I listened. All was  Btill spain.* An occasional stray shot from  theoutposts.a distant challenge of a sentry,  a light here and there peering through the  murky mist from the doomed city, and between it and us a large, uneven mass of  something indistinguishable that marked  out the Russian lines.  *'I rode on. I arrived at the station of  the sentry.and as I did so some smart firing  broke out toward the rear. Our pickets  were evidently being driven in, and I sent  ��������� the Bentry back to hasten up the supports.  ,' He never returned. I subsequently heard  that he had gone on with the re-enforcement  he had been sent to summon, and been  captured.  *' I stayed cursing,his delay for over half  an hour. When I again heard the same  rumbling noise I looked up the valley. All  ,was dark, but the rumbling seemed to be  advancing at terrific pace. As it was  ooming from our lines, 1 thought it might  be an night attack. .Although, how calvary  could be of any service'at such an hour, on  such a night I failed to see. But it is the  soldier's duty to obey first, and to form his  opinion afterward, and I eagerly awaited  the oncoming of the force.  A white streak appeared 200 ieet away,  the noise crashed upon me with fullforce.and  in an iuBtant I saw the charging ranks, and  the wild, earner forms of tho soldiers, seated  on their foaming, galloping steeds. Forms,  did 1 say? Yes, forms only ! Forms pale  and shadowy. Horso and man alike woven,  as it were, out of the mist. On they came,  'icy breezes rushing with them as thsy swopt  by. , My horse plunged and reared frantically. To save myself from being dismounted I Bprang from his back into the snow,  and, prancing and snorting, he made off  towards our lines, giving rise to the subsequent rumor of my death.  "As I turned 1 saw the form of Louis  Nolan. He was sitting half round in hiB  saddle, his sword hanging from hiB wrist,  his forage cap in his hand, which he was  waving exultingly. His face was partially  turned from me toward the ranks, but not  a word passed the open mouth, with the  ashen hue on the lips, though I could seo a  blaze in the giistenine; eye. On they came,  hussars, lancers, dragoons, with 'all the  pomp and glory aud magnificence of war  mingled with the mystery of the world unknown. There rode Major Halket_ Ktfs 1  Drone?, nandBOKio facs set firmly' and nn-  Ttinchingly, his eword clinched in his hand,  as it was found next day when they raised  his body from the blood-soaked soil.  Then came Lord Fitzgibbon. You know  him, Lang, and eo did I, since as children  we played together in tho groen woods of  Mount Shannon. He was pointing a  shadowy finger ahead,and his attitude was  as if ho was calling to his hussars following  oloso behind. Ar. he daahed by he recog-  .���������- uized tne, and a sad, oh I whata sad smile,  flitted across the pallid fii.ee for an instant  as ho tosBc' ������������������' last  farewell to me,  in    uis  careless, boyish style, and disappeare'd into  the mist. Next came Pigott, the Lovelace  of the Seventeenth. The same serene light  in those eyes that hal broken many a maiden's heart inthedrawing-roornaof Belgravia.  And Hackett���������Hackett of the Fifth���������'the  saint," as we of cthe First Royals us*ed to  call him, that upright, God-fearing, greathearted man,whose name was called on the  muster roll ot heaven, ere the sun set next  day. His eyes were now fixed on the muruy  sky above, his face bore the calm, assured,  expectant look that Jerome must have  worn at the atike. He was galloping far  in advance of his men, as it anxious to obtain his recompense. In a flash he disappeared into tl^ dark. i ���������  "ThegustB of'icy winds accompanying the  rush of the phantoms were now declining in  their force, the rumbling noise that had  riBen to the roar of a tempest during their  progress past waB now quieting down. As  the last, line of charging horse passed from  my sight I Baw a shadowy lieutenant of the  Guards beside me. He pointed in the direction wintrier they had'gone, a scornful  smile^was on his spectral face. His hollow  voice echoed tauntingly in my ear :  " 'So Major Hurst, of the First Royals,  prefers discretion to valor because he belongs to the'heavy and not to' the light brigade !' "       ' '  "I aimed a blow at my traducer, but my  hand only struck into the empty air.   '   ,  "He laughed a mocking laugh, and again  pointing down the valley said, 'Go 1'  ������' The warm nose of my horse, who had  returned, was pressing against my, hand.  " 'I will show you that at least one of the  "heavies" can do as well as the men of the  light  brigade !' I cried,   jumping into the  saddle and galloping off alter the vanished  cavalry.    I felt like one bereft of his senses.  I galloped on an on in the dark until I saw  again 'the white streak approaching me in  a  contrary, direction   ond 'the   rumbling  echoing in the rear. A second and it burst  upon my sight. But what a change I Horaes,  riderless,   terrified,   wounded, , maddened  ..with   excitement.    Not a single  form of a  soldier passed, RiderlesB horses I Riderless  horses 1 Riderless horses I   'Here and there  opaque sputa upon ��������� the  shadowy Baddies,  showing , whero  human blood had rushed  down.    I drew aside from    tho  apparent  stampede'of ghostly;steed's    and   waited."  Tnen I Baw another white streakapproaoh-  ing.    It camo  nearer I   It was upon me!  The fur cap,������the long ridm g coat, the leg  gings, the long lances, and, above all, the  superb" horsemanship   displayed   told me  that they were the' Cossacks of the czar.  But th'eir   faces were .rigid  as  the dead.  Instead ' of their habitual yells, in victory  or defeat, not a sound escaped from the  'tightly closed lips.' As I gazed like a man  walking in his sleep I saw one of the silent  host bearing full upon me, his lance in rest,  his cold,dead eyes holding me transfixed bo  that I could not move a limb.    I felt my  charger tremble 'beneath me, but he never  made an effort to break away.  ��������� A moment  moieanda pang shot through  my   heart.  Then all seemed dark,   save for an occasional star shooting by. The stars increased  in numbers ;  .then  more  and more, until  they formed'adisk like  a full moon, that  again waa  transfigured into a  sun,  whose  intense light almost blinded m'e.    I struggled to place my hands over my eyes, and  as I'did  so I hoard a voice above me say :  " ,'He's coming  to.    My' I but  it was a  close call.' ,   ' ,  " I opened my eyes, I wa3''lying Bwathed  in blankets in the tent of one ofthe'boys of  the Ninety-third. My limbs and body  were tingling from recent friction, and five  bearded faces were peering anxiously into  my half-orened eyes. .  " I reoognized Heathcoate. Poor Heath-  coate that was afterward killed at Delhi,  just after, his being gazetted as colonel of  his gallant corps.  " ' Why, old man,' he said, joyfully,  1 you were near saving the Russians a job 1  1 found you lying stiff and stark near tho  Grodno road, as our boys'-came along to  help theTwenty-sixth'drive back the attack  on the outsposts. We brought you here  and have had a big job getting you round.  It's a wonder you are not minus toes and  fingers, but there's only the tip of your ear  frozen.'  , ** -And,' added my father, touching the  uneven upper surface of-his left ear, 'there  is the mark where the Russian frost bit  me,' but the vision I b&w that night is.in  view of the events of the following day, far  more indelibly implanted in my memory,  v-iy-'i-'-  ������������������-V-Vj-Viiv??-,-..-., -  V.������;--���������*-������������ #**������-!  *"-i..**C.*-3-^.i' *.&���������-*��������� 3  ;-������&-voV������_>r������"^v <������*_ A.  ���������   njwS-S*.';^ >!,-'���������.  .tf'XS'-'-T-o*^:*-;,'-* jv������fSF.ii,^l--.--������-       ���������   -   .-.-   -.".���������_��������� -^(Je-xyr  fig?!!'. Ifk Wfc-Afc***  ������**-<  PRACTICAL FARMING,  ��������� Black Evening: Waist.  A black mousselin9 de soie evening waist,'  to be worn with a black satin or moire  skirt, is a full bloiiBe, shirred with a heading across the front and back, with a group  of drawn tucks   added   across   the  front.  I Connecting shouldtr-straDS of yellow satin  ribbon have bows at the top. The very  full Eleo.es  terminate in a  twist and bow  I of the yellow ribbon at ��������� the elbow. A  narrow crush belt of the m'ousseline has a  ' yellow chou at the front.���������Toronto Ladies  Journal. ' '  PEARLS OF TRUTH.  Commend a fool for his wit^or a knave  for his honesty, and he will receive you  into hia bosom.���������Fielding.  -Blessed is the man that has found his  work. .One monster there is in the world,  the idle man. ��������� Carlyle.  By gambling we lose both our time and  treasure, two things most precious to the  life of a man.���������Lavater.  The most happy man iB he who knows  how to bring iuto relation the end and the  beginning of his life.���������Goethe.  The Mohammedans have ninety-nine  names for God, but among them all they  have not " Our father."���������Anon.  Tho fault-finder���������it is hia nature's plague  to spy into abuses ; and oft his jealousy  shap'es faults that are not.���������Shakespeare.  Ovid finely compares a man of broken  fortune to a falling column-; the lower it  sinks the greater weight it is obliged to  sustain,���������Goldsmith.  There are two freedoms; the false, where  the man is free to do, what he likes ; the  true, where a man is free to do what he  ought,��������� Kingsley.  Faith is found beside the moat refined  life, the freed government, the profound-  est philosophy, the noblest poetry, the  purest humanity.��������� '. T. Munger.  The blossom cannot tell what becomes  of the odor, and no man can tell what  becomes of his examples, that roll away  from him, aud go beyond his ken on their  perilous mission.���������H. W. Beecher.  Some men make gam a (.fortune whence  proceeds a stream of liberal and heroio  deeds; the swell of pity not to be confined within the scanty limits of the mind  disdains the ban k ond throws the golden  sands, a rich deposit on the bordering  lands. ���������Cowper.  Signatures  on CheeKs.  Lawyer���������Is that your signature on tho  back of this check ?  Merchant���������I don't know. sir.  It may be.  Does it iook like your signature?  Not a particle.  Doesn't it bear the least resemblance to  your signoture?  Not the   least.  Then why do you think it may ba your  signature ?    Tell me that.  I might have written it with a bank  pen.  "Scaggs is gotting fat,"said, Willoughby.  ','Ho'a developed a double chin." "Well,  he needod it, said Parr*ons. "His original  chin was overworked."  .   PREPARATIONS FOR WAR.  Prn'nce   and    frcriuniy    Kea������Iy   At    An J'  Moment to Fly At'EacliOtliers Tliroa(V(  Although war  Bcares are  no longer  frequent in Europe,and the utterances of sovereigns   and    statesmen    are   favorable   to  prolonged peace,, yet any discussion of the  military situation by the legislatures serve8  to show how largely,,the  governments are  atill occupied with preparations for,war.  In  the French' Chamber,   recently,   a  deputy  called attention to the superior readiness p*  Germany for action,   and   though  nothing  has occurred to indicate any  intention  on  the'part of that power to use its superiority  for attack, the effect was at  once to throw  the Chamber and  the  government  into  tt  violent state of alarm.'   M. Roche declared  that tho military bills  of last year  had,  beside drawing  ail  able-bodied,, men sinto  the,  service, raised  the German  army in  barracks, ready for  war, to '550,000  men  while France, though with millions  in her,  reserves, had only 406,000 men in her active  army, 60,000 of whom were in Algeria.,   As  in modern warfare the   earlier   movements  largely determine the end of the campaign,  a rapid and vigorous attack destroying ant  enemy's organization before its  forces can  He concentrated  for resistance,   M.  Roche  insisted that preparation must go  further,  and the French army be 'largely increased.  The significant feature  of the  speech'was  that Germany was held'up throughout as a"  bitter enemy   with   whom war* might bo  expected any day, and againBt. whom   preparations   must   continue   until   collision  comes, and this,',too,-despite the constant  assurances of   diplomatists  and the  press  that the tension between t-the  powers  has  greatly dinvnished.  Equally significant was the manner in  which the speech was received, the Chamber being almost stricken with awe at the  prospect, while President Faure declared  his intention to preside at the next .meeting of the Supreme Military Council, and  thus ascertain for himself how "far France  really is prepared for war. All this fear of  unreadiness for war is excited,remember.at  a time when peace is assumed to be assured  by dread of the unlimited liability which  war would involve ; when there is no new  cause of disagreement between the powers,  when no section of either the French or  German people iB clamoring for war, and  wnen Russia, France's ally, has given no  hint of readinesB for it. It is excited by  the speech of a single deputy calling attention to a Binple feature of the situation ;  and the fact that it does not affect the  course of trade, shows how permanent that  situation is, and how used Europe baa become to living on a powder magazine which  it knows will one day explode. This is the  discouraging faot of the matter, that while on  the surface all is peaceful and the nations  are full of oivihty to each other, the mere  mention of war shows them to be either  prepared down to their ' shoe buckles, or  furious and alarmed lest they may not be.  That M. Roche's speech will result in a  further increase of the French army there  is little reason to doubt, for though the  French people will , not like to Bpend the  money, they will deem it necessary to  safety and grant it, as the GermanB did  last year. But it is little short of a orime  against civilization that eo large a section  of the race should be withdrawn from profitable industry to lounge idly in barracks,  and the furture be heavily mortgaged  to allay a fear which even thoae who act  on it declare to be wholly   groundless.  THE LATE ISMAIL PASHA.  ��������������������������� . The Retort Feminine  He     (with     superiority)���������I     wouldn't  marry the best woman living.  She   (with confidence)���������II  you   did,  would be a very ill-assorted match.  it  A Jlan orVn<1nnhtca Ability nnd Possessed  ,    of Jinny Worthy Ambitions.  An   interesting   career   was   recently  brought to an end by   the death of, Ismail  Pasha, .the first khedive of Egypt, and the.  grandson of Mehomet Ali, who  so nearly  succeeded,in   restoring  the Arab    khah-  phate.'   Though ho' died a state prisoner in  Constantinople,   and  for years  had   been  well-nigh forgotten  by  men,   he madb in  his earlier life a great  reputation for himself, and a quarter of a century ago was,'  next to the sultan,,the  moBt conspicuous  Mussulman.    Neither   a   statesman   like  hia grandfather, ' nor   a  soldier   like   his  father,'   Ibrahim,   he  waB   yet a man  of  undoubted ability and possessed of many  worthy ambitions, and   bo favorably  impressed those who'came   in contact-with  him   that even ' experienced   diplomatists  regarded him as one of  the most able of  Asiatics.    He was the absolute  master of  Egypt, and was held in suoh awe by his  subjects that at no time during his reign  wa3 there thought of opposition to hia will  though he taxed the masses to the last penny,  appropriated nearly one-fifth of the'land  of Egypt   to   himBeif, and   killed   out .a  hundred thousand peasants by forced labor  on the   Suez   canal.    Educated   in    Paris  and   full'  of   great schemec   of ' improve^  ment,      he    built   extensively,    but    not  well,     established     model      farms,     laid  out  drives and  roadways, and  gathered  about himself antiquarians,   engineers and  aavants.  Aiming to make Egypt independent and a great African power as well, he  pushed those conquests in the Soudan and  the lake region which, after his deposition,  resulted in such awful disaBtPr and  disappeared as wholly as if they had never been  made. .'  To an immense revenue from taxation he  added huge borrowings from, Europe', and  spent money so lavishly on every conceivable whim that tho days of Solomon seemed  to have returned, and that to Mussulmans  he seemed the greatest and most splendid  figure in the Mussulman world. But he  lacked earnestness and steady policy, did  not understand how to advance the prosperity of his country by> furthering that of  tho productive classes, and was so intent in  all hiB schemes on inoreasing his own glory  that he failed atevory point. His splendour  only excited the angry jealousy of his  suzerain, the sultan, while he won no  faithful ally either in Europe, or among the  Arabs of the - Soudan or of Arabia. His  own pashas distrusted him, knowing his  utter selfishnoBS, the Arabs of Egypt were  unorganized, and when Europe declined to  permit him longer to ruin his country, bis  despositiou was accomplished without a  blow. ' Even he offered no resistance to the  decree, though had he possessed tho nerve  of'Arabi,' refused 'to obey and called the  Arab world to arms for the restoration of  the Arab khaliphate, it is not improbable  that the suliau .would have hesitated to enforce the order. But he thought only of  his own safety, strove only to save his  fortune, ond with his throne given to the  son whom' he detested, drifted away into  obscurity, to be almost forgotten at the  time of his death.  Soiling' Red Clover.  For 6tall feeding in summer red clover,by  itsolf, is probably- better than any other  fodder. It is an excellent crop to feed to  dairy cows, yielding a largo milk flow.  Where it can bo used green in this way, as  a soiling crop, it gives the beat returns.  Green clover contains 80 per cent.of water,  while good hay has only 16 per cent. It j  thus takes over four tons of grass' to make  one ton of hay. There is always more or  less loss in making it into hay. The leaves  form about one-fifth of the whole produce,  and are the most nutritive part of the plant.  Weight for weight the leaves have about  three times as much albumen as the stem.  They really form about one-third of ,the  whole value of the crop. The leaves readf  ily break and fall off during hay-making,  and thus much of the value of the crop may  be lr)3t. When used 'for soiling, cutting  should begin very early,- aud may be continued till late haying.    -  Experiments made on green clover, cut  and' fed at different stages of growth, .gave  the following results : Fiber digested���������  Quite young, 60 per cent.; before flowering,  5.'S per cent.; during flowering, 50 per cent.!  after flowering, 39 per cent. ' When used  this way for soiling there should be/, two  cuttings in the'season. These give the best  resulu. Moie frequentouttiugs reduce the  yield, injure'the growth, and shorten the  life of the plant.      ,    "  Haymaking.���������In haymaking there are so  many'diJerent contingencies that what is  applicable in one case"miglit be quite wroug  in another. Much depends on the weather,  and a great deal on the knowledge and good  judgment of the manager,  horns from all except thoroughbred cattf*  is very desirable. From adult animal they  can be removed by the use of the saw or  sorr.o of the clippers made especially for  the purpose. While these methods are not  injurious it ia not denied that they aravery  painful. Preventing their growth ifl the  most humane method as well as the one  most easily applied. , When the calf i������ ������  , few days old, clip off the hair over the horn  | button. Rub this button with a stick of  caustic potash the end of which has been  moistened with water. Continue until the  embryonic horn begins' to appoar inflamed.  It will dry in a few days amino scar be  left.r Do not allow a particle of the caustic  to touch any other portion of the skin, as  it burns intensely, but is not so painful on  tho horn buttons, though it may cause the  oalf to be dumpish for a few days. Wrap  paper about the stick of cauatic Co' proteot  the finsors. A numbor of prepared applications are on the market, most of whioh are  effective, but the oauatio potash iu sticks  can bo had at any drug store. The advisability of dohoruing need not bo argued.  All who have tried it endorse the practice.  Attend to it now when the'calves are being  drepped. This method of preventing horn  growth has proven effective in thousands of  cases, ,   ,    ���������  '  That the introduction of the trolley railway into all the oitioa of this country,great  and small, should lead to a more easy and  complete extinction of hunger among the  poor ptople in Germany is a thing that  does not seem naturally to follow. It is  indeed bo remote a consequence that not  more than one person in fifty would have  guessed it. But it is plain enough when  you know how it iB. The trolley is now doing  work that waa done by thousands of horses.  Well, what are you goiDg to do with the  horsea thus denrived o������ thei: daily occupation ? Tiie answer U. "Send them to Germany and trie people will eat them, and  wiil pay |,for the opportunity."^ Once a  person celbbrated in story "paid S5 for au  old blind horse," but now the blindest old  horse going is worth ������40 as moat in Germany, i If tho proposition to send these  disestablished horaes to Germany is oarriod  out effectively, the horse-raisers may pro-  bobly go on as usual and the Germans will  even have a ohanoe to eat yo*;ng horso.  Scon, perhaps, the horse will be raised only  for the table. The trolley car aud tho  bicycle have done muoh toward this end,  and when the navigable balloon comes it  will do the rest.  ��������� KELLY'S VICTORIOUS MARCH.  How .lliMtuj Wild llellcved��������� The Followers  or Ilium   Klia'u   Dlnpersliis���������I'riHoiieri  >n.c In Caiup.  ���������i -  A despatch from Simla says :���������Col.  Kelly, who, with 330 Sepoys, is advanoing  from Gilgit to the relief of Chitral, has ar-'  rived at Fort Mu3tuj, which had been^  invested by the enemy for eighteen dayn.  Before relieving Mustuj Col. Kelly's force  had to cross tho Laspm River, over whioh  the Sepoys oarriod their mountain guns.  After gettiug^acro'ss the River 500 of the.  enemy wore found 'gathered behind stone  breastworks in the hills. The Sepoys at-  taoke'd' the first ' defence, from three  sides, and, after an "hour's resistance,  the enemy fled, leaving five dead. Their  wounded thoy carried with thorn in the  retreat. ' Four Sepoys were ��������� wounded. ^  Col. Kslly found tho Mustuj garrison well.  The enemy ia retreating toward Chitral.  Col.Kelly started from Gilgit on Maroh25,  and has roaohod Mintuj after a most ardu-  ous march.* His1 .force in -crossing the  SuandurPass, which is 12,000 feet above  the level of the ses, bad to carry their  field and mountain guua, the pass being  impascablo to beaetB or burden.'     ' ' _    '  Advices received by the Vioeroy of India  froni Sir Robert Low Btate that the followers of Uuira Khan aro returning to their  homes. ' The despatches further say that  Lieut. Fowler and the others of, the  British column who wero taken prisoners <  by.Umra Khan are safe in camp. *���������  THE LARGEST LAKE.   ,,  ' i i  It Ik Supposed  Victoria Xyanza In Africa.  . Is Lake Superior the largest fresh'water  lake in the worid ? ' Most geographers and  Th'rogmorton street in the 'City of Lon.  don is to all intent and purposes Thread-  needle street, the habitat of that famous  "old woman" who sometimes scolds the  whole world into a panic. It is not easy to  conjeeturo what this venerable dame's feel-  incs must have been the other day when  ehe looked out of her windows and beheld a  riot under her very eaves. It was noc a  serious riot, to be Bure ; the gutters were  not quite flush with blood, but it was a riot  and that was bad enough, in all conscience.  Nor is it easy to foretell what may come of  it if the belligeront partise continue at  war���������aB they seem likely to do. Thrograor-  ton street is the home of the a:ook brokers  ourbstone transactions. While these are in  progress tho thoroughfare, not much more  than an alley at best, is wholly impassable,  the stock brokers occupy both curbs and  all the intervening space. Tho wayfaring  man who wants to pass through must go  around. This obstruction haB long been  tolerated in the city, but in a recent spurt  of municipal reform, perhaps instigated by  the new county council, it was determined  to clear the way. The stook brokers resent  this as an infringement of their rights  established by anoient usage. The city  authorities are firm. There 'must bo a conflict, and the only question is, who will first  give way ? It is not an easy question. Nobody is bo stubborn as a Briton, excopt  another Briton, aud both parties to this  fightare of that obdurate race. The "Old  Lady," unless she flee In terror from her  ancient seal, may yet seo real gore spilt  upon her doorstop. Tho question whioh  we find it hardest to answer i������ this :' Why  should anyone want to pass through  Throgmorton streot Wrfv-7- that slippery  thoroughfare is in possession  brokers 1 ' "  >*a safer.  In the section of country with which the  writer is familiar, the   following   may   be  taken as the plan adopted by thevl best and  most progressive farmers :    Wegin  cutting  as Boon aa the clover is   in' full  bloom���������a  little before, if the orop bo large or hands  scarce for having, the  work quickly   done.  Start the mower each afternoon, cut enough  for a day's hauling before the dew begins to  fall. i. Somo begin about four and keep  the  mowe**.going for three or four   hours.     Let  the clover lie in the swatb till the dew   is  off next morning.   .Then start the  teddor  and keep it poing till it be ready  to  load  and draw in.    If a good   drying  day   this  may be done in the afternoon.     What  can  not be got into the barn that day should be  put up in small cooks, left till   tho dew  is  off in the morning,   then shaken   out  and  loaded.    Pack closely in the barn  without  Bait, lime, or other Bub'stance.    The, closer  the hay can be packed  and  kept from air  exposure, the better it will keep.    Do   not  put it in the barn with rain or dew upon it.  This will causerserious trouble.1    J)o not let  the clover become too dry ; thore is danger  of losing the leaves, which easily break and  fall off.    If housed in good order and  well  packed, itshould come out green and sweet  ������nd be muoh relished by all the farm animals. If the weather be catchy and threatening, it'is usual as s"oon as  the   clover is  wilted to at once put it into cocks and let  it sweat iri, field and remain   up' till fair  weather cornea, but this seldom comes ^out | 0ther l people'certainly   believe it   is, and  almost every authoritative book says so.  There are a very few geographers, however  who say they do not know, and think the  question had'bottor-be kept open until  we have more exact knowledge of Viotoria  Nyauza, the largest' African lake. The  elobratod geographer Reolus seems, pre;  maturely, to have awarded the first place,  to the Nyanza, for he computes, its area  at 83,fXKf square kilometres, whilo ho gives  the area of Lake Superior at 81,000. Several, of our best sources of information'  aaree in giving the area of Lake Superior at  31,200 square miles.and of Victoria Nyanza  at about 30,000 square miles. The fact is  that there great lakes are nearly equal in  size, and we cannot tell 'exactly how shey  compare, because our information about  Victoria Nyanza is still very imperfect.  About two years ago Dr. Baumaun dis-  covured.on the southeast coat of the lake, a  deep bay that uo one had heard of belore, ���������  and which is just beginning to appear on  th������ maps. He was five days wolkmg  around the shores of this indan atiou, which  is now known as Baumann - Gulf. A while  before this discovery, Father Schynzo surveyed the southwest prolongation ot tho  lake, wh'ch Mr. Stanley did not discovor  during his voyage ot eighty days around its  shores. These two discoveries have aaaea  many square miles which are not men .ed  in the estimates here given ot tho lake s  area; and tho shores of the lake ure still so  inadequately explored and .surveyed that,  hundreds of sauare miles are likely yet to  be added to or subtracted from our present  computations of the area. Meanwhile Lake  Chad, on tho edge of the Sahara, may oon-  tinue tostand.off at one aide and smile at  the pretensionB of both these rivals for first  place.    In the rainy  as well as when it is put under the tedder  and got under cover as Boon aB possible  with a due regard to proper condition.  Seed.--For a seed crop( the - seoond cutting is used. , Dry; light soils give a better  Bample of seed than heavy' clayB. A thin  crop, none ,of which is lodged, gives the  beat yield.% When the second crop is to be  kept for seed, the first cutting,should be  earlier than usual, to allow the plants a  good start before the very dry summer  weather. In a rainy, damp aeaBon, the  seed crop iB not equal to what may be  expected in a dry, warm one. , The seed iB  ripe when the flower heads are passing from  brown to black, aud tho Beod itself is hard.  Heads late in flowering contain seeds soft  or leathery. t There will be later flowering  branches in any crop, bub the main bulk,  must be considered. The crop should not  be much handled, as the heads are apt to  break and fall oft Once turning, and that  carefully done, will suffice if the weather  be good and dry. Threshing should be done  by the clover separator.' Red clover is one  ol those plants whioh can cot produce seed  unless fertilized by insect's. Bees ore the  chief fertilizers. The bumble bee, .being  especially valuable for this purpose, should  be protected bv the' farmer.  Darwin found that 100 heads covered by  a net to keep orf insect* produced no seed.  Another 100 heads adjoining.open to insect,  .visits, produce.i 2,7'20 seeds. Red cloyer  lives two jejrs or more. J" practice this  clover mu-,1 be taken as of two years' duration. Alter1 that, many, plants die- a  natural death and the crop is thin and  uncertain. When clover is cut forBeed the  whole stem usually dies and becomes hollow  aiid rotten. The roots go deep, penetrating  into the subsoil, and it has been ostimated  that the roots and stems left will be about  two tons per acre, helping to manura the  next crop. Grow clover. Grow i  clover. ' It pays.  ..��������� .������ ...   e   of tho stock  Almost any other   road would  ' To Make Good Butter.  We wish to aay a few words to those who  keep three or four cows aud make buttor  on a small scale. Many of these'atill use  the old fashioned milk crock������. There is no  use trying to make good butter unless the  crocks aro washed clean and scalded every  time they are used. Put no soap about  them to wash as soap has a, tendency to  make them smell. If a woman cannot wash  a orock clean without soap she can't with it.  The main point is to skim the milk as rcgu  larly every day as it is milked. Some thiun  it is so little that if they Bkim it two or  three times a week that is all that iB needed,  but tho less you have the more careful you  should be. Don't let It staud around until  it smells strong and tho cream gets spotted  with age aud so thick that a cat could walk  over it, and bo sour that it would take the  edge off a,knife. If'you make butter of  that kind of stulTyou will have buttorstrong  enough to walk as soon as it is churnod.  When milk is sour you have all the croain  'that williise, so thero is no use to lot it  staud. When your oream is gaftiored,  ohurn as soon as possible. The next is  dressing the butter. Any person will krow  when tho water is worked out or should  know. Somo will work it into grease before  they quit. When tho water is all worked  the butter should be salted and the salt  well worked in or your buttor will bo streaked. A paddle is tho proper thing with  whioh to work butter.  Preventing the Growth of Horns.  There is no doubt that the abaouce of  season this lake loses  all semblance of its forrrer self .tnd spreads  over a vast area, until it covers more prouud  than the vaunted Lake Superiort.itself. It  is spread out very thin, to be sure; but it is  all Like Onad, and if its outlines, when at  thoir largest, were correctly mapped, the  lake would look very imposing ; but Uiad,  on these occasions.like beauty, is only skin  deep.   ��������� GRAINS OF  GOLD.  Hanging and wiving go by destiny.���������  Shakespeare.  We should quietly hear both Bides.���������  Goethe.  He scatters onjoyment who enjoys much.  ���������Lavater. .  Life nas nobleBSing like a prudent friend.  ���������Euripides. .  Love looks not with the eyes, but with  the mind.���������Shakespeare. __  Proaont fears are less than horrible  imaginings. ���������Shakeapeare.  Who gives-a trifle meanly is meaner thaa  the trifle.��������� Lavater.  Every man is a volume if you know how  to read him.���������Ohanning.  There can be no high civility without a.  deep morality.���������Emerson.  Frunality ia founded on tho principle that  all riches have limits.���������Burke.|  When the State is most corrupt, thon tho  laws aro most multiplied.���������Tacitus.  He who has health has hope; and he who  has hope has every thing.���������Arabian.  A crowd always thinks with its sympathy  never with its reason.���������W.R. Alger.  ,To bo happy is of far less consequeuc   '".  the worshipers of fashion than to appem  ���������Coltou. PAGE -J.  THE KOOTENAY MAIL.  MARRIED.  W. J. Liiw, now -i resident of Vernon  hut. l'orinerlv in the   tailoring  husiness  HECT,)n-Nki.son.��������� AL the  Methodist,   ],OIV    pu.-fhaM-d   a  lot'yesterday ad  li-11-.-.oiia.ge, I'ev.'lMoke, nn Monday  May 0, by Rev. (J. A. Fnu-uuier, John  Jlet-Uu-, (if X.ikusp, and Mi&s Augu&tji  NeKon, of Revelstoke.,  LOCAL ITEMS.  i  joining Ilo\vt.on's furniture, store, on  "which he intends to immediately erect  a business hlork in which he will carry  on business, which'1 will necessitate  his hccmninif.'i resident, of Revelstoke  Annual Meeting of the' Fire Brigade. '  At. the last' regular meeting of the  Fire Brigade, the following members  were present: J. J. Wniwlrow, P.  Aren.-i,   O. 11.   Allen,   V. Abrahauison,  li. R.  unsey,  A. Stone.   "W.   Cowai  Stylish  diessinaking at Ooursier's.  No boots so  neat and comfortable as  ,   Slater's.  D. A. Lainey has malle an assignment to J. J. Carnient for the benefit  of his creditors.  Tlie weather look a chill  this week  '������   atld   (he   water  in   the   Columbia   has  'receded two to three feet.  A carload of beef cattle was shipped  on Thursday by the Lytton'to Nelson.  They were purchased at lvamloops.  Conductor Hopgood has returned tn  town and taken up * housekeeping in  the place vacated by Frank Lyo.m-iis.  ' Geo. Calloway left town g.itruddy  morning for "Illcciilewaet, where he  will do assessment work Cor (lie Lanark .Mining (In.  L .1. D. Sibbald went' down into the  Slocan district, Inst Monday on a business trip, and will'go into tlie Lardeau  before his, return. ' ��������� ''���������  Church of   iMigland   services  will be  '���������   held at the schoollimise, to-ninrinw, by  Rev. I'\ Yollaud.  Morning atll ; evening at 7.30. '    -  John Blimey, wile and eightchildren.  arrived    yesterday,   from     Liverpool,  i Eng.,   on''their   "way,   to'    Balfour,  Kootenay Lake. '  ]\!r. Dent lias rented the neat,cottage  ,,   of Geo. Laforme, and has m'o\i;d into it  with' his family,   proposing  to reside  in Revelstoke.      ' ,  Train No. 2, which arrived late Monday evlmiug, killed J. L\ Sibbald's cow  wliirh was struck by the engine near  Tuniros' place.  Mr. II. Donnelly, of   the   Revelstoke  Lumber Co.,* is being congratulated on  ,   the,addition of a daughter to his household.  A very select assortment1 of  Ladies'  -   Dress fid'otls, and Trimmings, has been  just opened out at Ooursier's.  Wei-vices  will   be  conducted   to-morrow evening in the Presbyterian church  ' at7:X0'by Guthrie   Perry, B. A.    Sunday school'at 2:30.  The dining car, Buckingham, arrived  hack at Revelstoke last Sunday, and is  on her old run between here -(/.id Salmon Arm. The tourist car, 1021, used  as a diner, has been taken east.  ��������� Mr.'L. W. Nestello left on Tuesday,,  taking two laborers with him. He'  w.-is.met by the Williams party which  arrived Wednesday evening, and was  At Downie. Greek oil Thnrt-day.  The bridge across Gold Stream,  under (-(instruction by Geo. Laforme,  was somewhat damaged by high water-  last week, when nearly finished, which  will delay its completion for a while.  'The residence  of  M. McKay is making a iournev of about .one-fourth of a  mile from the O.P.R's  to the Smelter's  townsite, and will  he  ready to occupy  , again by,the end of next week. ,  'John. Patterson got back from his  trip to Lardeau and Trout Lake on the  Marion lastevening, bringing wilh'him  the stock ,of Dan' Lainey .which he  bought at the sheriff's sale last week.  Mr. Trneman, of the firm of R. H.  ' Trne.man & Oo., photographers, Vancouver, is in Revelstoke and will remain until May 21 st. His work is first-  class and he solicits early sittings.  Tent near- post'oilice, lower town;  Gus'Lund, John Bell and Jim White  got down from French Creek last evening. They were three days in coining  .over the trail. Home's boat was seven  days getting to Downie Greek, and  went on from there last Wednesday.    '  The G.P.R. has already (lumped  several carloads of gravel at the point  where McKenzie Avenue will cross the  railway track. This avenue is, therefore, soon to be opened, much to the  gratification of the lot owners in that  vicinity.  Section-foreman Foley with hisgangj  has this week cleaned up the C.P.R.".  yard at the passenger station. It is  not by any means a light job. and it is'  surprising to see what a quantity of j  stuff needs raking together and burn- '  ing there. I  llev. Thomas, Paton, * Presbyterian '  minister stationed at. Kettle River, j  'returned from the session of the Synod i  Wednesday morning, and went south [  on the Lytton Thursday, lie reaches ,  his station.by wayof Marcus in "Wa.-h- I  i rig-ton. *���������    l '  R. J. Scott has received the appoint-,  incut1 of Mining Recorder for tliu llle-'  't-illewaet district, in place' of ,A. G. \  McAithur, resigned. , Mr. Scott wa1- :  installed to-day by Mr. Joseph I). !  Graham, who went to lllecillew.iot for  that purpose. {  - A very handsome post box, or re- j  feptacle for outgoing mail' matter  finished in bronze, may be seen at tin  M.\rr. office. It is a sanipie of i lie work  of Vnn-'toiio, Shotton & Co., plumbers  and dealers in stove-- and tinware at  Kainliiops.  . Four cars .if tails and other inatei i.il  lo be ii-.-d in constructing the Iraniway  :il the Three Forks c uiceut rat 'ir, are  .uon1 in l he I'rciglil vard'at  tin* ->l,ition  Mr. Pack, who has been supplying  the Presbyterian Church pulpit for the  past 5 weeks, left on Friday for Shus-  w.ip, Lo which field he has been appointed. "While here he made many fiiends  by his pleasant, unassuming manner.  The work here will be carried on by  Mr. Guthrie-Perry, Ii. A., who arrived  on Thursday from 'San Ansehno, California.  tl  Progress of Local Improvements.  Since the C.P.R. has put its lot--on  ic market, there has been considerable improvement made among Hie  cluster of house-, situated near Ihe  water lank, and on Mackenzie Avenue.  Geo. Newman has erected an addition  lo hi-< residence, and Geo. l'urton has  fenced in his lot, and both have cleared  up. and improved their premises.  Thoie is a general bustle of improvement in t hat neighborhood, in addition  to these and the Ross and Roma houses  which have been noticed 'heretofore,  Linton'.-) fence takes in the road, and  the short cut, Irom Sibbaid's store to  I low son's is thus closed. The way  now is lo take the street Lo Mackenzie  Avenue .���������ind'follow this to Dr. McLean's.' Both loads have been turn-  piked and gravelled! it would add<  much ro the symmetry and beauty of  that locality if Mackenzie Avenue were  opened through to ihe railway track  and a, crossing, made to connect with  the road on the opposite side. The  residenlsoL' t hatvicinity are particularly desirous of seeing the avenue opened  and, before the spirit of improvement  subsides, are hoping,that the auLhori-  ties will complete aud ���������'round up" the  work already done by opeiiin,'-; Mackenzie Avenue in the inaiinei suggested, as a'quite necessary public work. , ���������  The cottage,residence of .Johii'Stone,  at the corner of Bcnsonnnd ' Douglas  streets, has been iniproTed by the  ei ection of a ia=*li*lul fence, Pi card being  the ,<rli!icer. When the < fence and  Ihe house are painted, and the oilier  improvements finished, 0Alr. Stone's  residence will be,Lhe. handi-onies!, one  m town.  The Stockholm House, front and  rear, have been pub in order and the  rubbish got.together and dumped over  the river,bank.  At the Central hotel, the entire'street  between tlie hotel and the old smelter  boarding house has been made by Abra-  hanison Bros, to look as'nice as if it  had been swept and dusted.  Mr." Goursier litis cleaned up the  street, in front, of his store, and is also  touching ii]) his garden lot on Hie corner of Front and Benson streets.  '��������� A. McNeil has extended and widened  the lcsidence portion of his barbershop  and, has cleared up, the brush and  twigs in front.  Ballegaard litis fenced his premises,  front 'and rear, traced up his shade  trees along ihe street, repaired the  sidewalk and made every loot of his  lot look like a flower garden., ' ������������������  There aie .other improvements  deserving of mention which will be  referred to next week.      '       '  Arrow Lake. -  "IS now open ut these Celebrated Hot  * Springs for Lliciiccomiiindatioii of kucsU.  Rates $1.50 to $2.50 a day. Baths 25 cents  each or flvc for $1. Spot-iul rules to families  or by the nionili cm bo .-.rrniiKCd.  Dawson, Craddock & Co.  EARLY1 ROSE   ,  POTATOES FOR SALE,  $18 A TON  ���������'    LUN CHONG,  Revelstoke,  Abrahauison, J. M. Dunn, J. Perrin,  W. Vickers, R. Green, F. Ahlin, Guy  Barber, A. McNeil and   S. Ballegaard.  The principal business was the election of officers for the ensuing year,  which resulted as follows :  Chief, J. I. Woodrow; assistant  chief, Charles Abrahauison ; chief engineer, A. Stone ; second engineer, R.  Green; third engineer, E. Picard;  secretary, H. N. Goursier; standing  committee, Guy Barber, J. Abraham-  son and O. II. Allen.  A hearty vote of thanks was given  the. retiring chief, W. M. Brown, and  secretary, F. B. Wells,. for 'theii excellent services.  1 O.'.II. Allen spoke earnestly in favor  of a better organization of the lire department.  ".lames   Kdwards    nnd   .lohn  Morris  were elected members of  the  brigade.  " The first draft of stations was presented at the Methodist. Conference, on  Thursday, assigning Rev. J. A. Wood  to.Bevelstoke and Donald, and Rev. (J.  A. Frocunier to Ain'sworLh and JCaslo.  These may be changed, hoivever, when  the report is finally "adopted.  Spring is opening at Tllecillewaet,  the snow being nearly all -gone fiom  the mountains. As proof of this a big  black bear, just out of his den, made  iiis appeal.-nice in town and "went for"  'a resident's pig. A party with rifles  frightened him off. firing several shots,  hut did not get him. Prospects for the  coming season look good as to mining,  as several mining men 'and capitalists  aro expected from the east.  0.13. Williams arrived  on Wednes-  from French Cieelc, Big Bend, and left  next evening for Seattle.    .John' Sands  and. Pete Levesque, came in al, the same'  Lime.    Mr. Williams is one of the foui.  owners  oi" the   Consolation   mine   on  French   Creek���������the  richest and   most  productive  yet developed  in   the'Dig  Bend, and has some,splendid samples  of almost pure gold.    He will   visit his.  former  home   at    Detroit,   Michigan,  before he returns to Big Bend.  B.C."  1     EDUCATION OFFICE,  .'    Victoria, May 1st. ISM. ,  OTICE is hereby given that, the  annual examination of candidates  for,certificates of qualification to fetich  in the Public S(books of the Province  will be held as follows,'coinniencing'oii'  Wednesday, July 3rd, at 0 a.m.:��������� .,  (Victoria   -  ��������� 'In South Park School Building.  Vancouver -  In Ilijjh School Building.    "  Kamloops- -   In I'uuliu School nuildiiiK.  Each a pplicant must forward a notice,  thirty days before the examination,  stating the class and grade of certificate  for which he will be a candidate, the  optional subjects selected, and at which  of the,above named places he will  attend. t "    ���������  Every ywtirc of intention'to be an applicant must be accompanied with  satisfactory testimonial . of moral  character.  Candidates are notified that, all of  the above requirements must be fulfilled before their applications can he  filed. ,     '  All candidates for First Class. Grade  A, Certificates, including Graduates,  must attend in Victoria to take the  subjects prescribed for July 13th and  loth instants, and to undergo required  oral examinations.  '    S. D. POPE, ,  Suywriittencteiit of Education.  ���������FURNMTURIi,,  Doors. Sashes k Blinds.!  R. HOWSON,  REVEJOSTOKE.  '���������PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  If  IS    HONOUR  Governor has  <JOI-yr:\>:  CAKUTED   IX   STOCK. ' make the followin  the  been  Lieutenant-  pleased    Lo  -Af.K.VT 1*01*  *IVOKK ������K1VI.Nf������ *>IJ((-ItI**l:s  ifr*-VS^a^ /* I ������������ i  i  !  BES^  ���������nn-:  AND CHEAPESTROUTE  TO   AN" 11   ri'.O*'  ippointinents  .h-d May, ISO,;.  .Tos'ici'H Dee Graham", of tho town  of ft>vfjsti--ke, Enquire, to be Registrar  under hnd for the purposes of the  Marriage Act in and for the Wi1^,  Kootyti'iy Electoral District.  /;//( May. ISO.;.  R.J. Scott, of Ml'-ciUew.tet, Iwjuire,  to bea ?fliniiig Recorder wit fun and for  the Illcciilewaet Mining Division of the  West Kootenay District, rirr A., O  .McAithur. Esquire, resigned.  All East3rn Points.  and will be shipped on the Lvrtnn on j  Monday. Thev can.e from Milv.i.ifcee. i  and are subject to duty. ]  linn. 1". O. Vernon, Agenl-GeiiM al i  ot tli<' British Coliiitibi,' Government I  in Loudon, should be addressed ,il !ltl i  Victoria street. West miii-1 ei, S.W., ,  instead of .'������! Fiii--bm-y Circus, as b'-re- I  tofore. The telegraphic and c.ilili ad-:  <-lre-s is " Perihelion. Loudon." ,  A full range of Slater's boots ,i,nd j  shoes at Coursiei's. j  Wi;:. Lee has bought a lot on M.'f-1  keir/.ie Avenue, next to Dr. ,\L L'-a n' ������������������  on the west,, and will proceed inimedi- I  iilcly to erect a building for a cigar  in.-mufactory, which will be occupied j  ;inil run by his son, and be in full  operation on or before July 1st.  Rev. A. Me Vicar, l������. A., who has  been appointed as Prc-hytei ian ."\Inus-  tcr for Nelson,'iirriwd in lovvu last I'Yi-  day, expect ing to catch the boat, the  same day, but had to remain till Monday. Ue occupied the pnipil at the  Prcshyt'-rian Church Sunday evening,  mul in-cached very, accept-ably.  (Jeo. C. M.irsh and Dave Cowan  st-arled Tliiu-si'ay over the (rail for  Downie, Greek. Tli'-r-(; is lit tie doubt  but that the Downie Creek townsil e  will snon be pi.U Led and put on Ihe  dial kef. Downie will be the end of  steamer navigation on Ihe river and  the principal station   on   the Big B.-nd  'rhriiiiiiti Fi<--1 C'l.i-������ulc( ]iitl.{'',,!���������-mnl Tn  ?h.(:)iiliK Car-, lo^l. I'.imL ,Mi;iitrcii!.tivl '!'���������,'  Wilhnul i-'ian^e.  REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.  .\ I l.nii ic K\](i'������.������������������ .in  ���������if.i  Oi  ������������������^f*-*  NOTICE.  p.  ��������� ���������������������������nr  ( ^    fi-I.-i rl.elv.  It) .'.-.    -  lii r.i'cs. linn . < tf  )TfCE IS 1IKI  a -,i! t \wj 'if tl;  full iiifm ni.it ion ."i  {o  I.   T.    illTMstlT,  Agent, Kevil'  c'i.o. y\i r, hilou y.  I >js( I if I   I'.l   -I j".ff-   \ ������(���������!!'.  ^'.inciMixi'i,  ;hv rnvKN. tii.-.i  Count v < 'oni! will  R, vl-roke. B.C., on Friday   f.f   May, A.D. IMl."i.  I'fu- forcriorjli.  J.  D. GliAH i.M,  I-Jegi'srrar Coiinf y (,"'iui (..  Isrok", Aoiil ot.b. Js-fc-j.  N  be holdcn   ,i(  day. Hi"   17th  at   l!) o"f !o( k  111  li'  H.( .  ���������St.  3 fssfyA; *. ^i-y^r-j  C _'������������> '������_  TABLE  copyright;  OAW  I  ORTATN  A   PATENT?     For a  PJO'/ipf, answer und an lionoit opinion, ���������wrllo to  nr (iSN ti.-. (;<)., v/ho luivri hurt nearlyIlfty yo-irs'  I'-rporlo.noc In tlio patent. biislricsB. Communlrn-  tionvsti Icily n.ntlrli'iiflnl. A Ilniiiltiool'or Jn-  rorrnatlun rriiic<-rmnir I'lilenlH nml liow to ol>-  tnin tliiTit sent trw. Alno n rjitnloKiiuof inchan-  IchI and rclcntlflo lifiokn :n!iit, free.  t'.-ilorit'i tiikcn tliroui'lt Miinn ft To. rf-felvo  (���������pecliil notlRcIn tho SeicntUifi A itirrirnn. iind  tliiif) are lirnuuht. -vltlely bcrnrorho pulillRwltli-  ont rw\ lo (he Inventor. Thin milcii'lul P.-.|..'r.  iKinrd wpr-ldy, ftlCK.-irillyillnntriilPd, him hy furt ha  InritPRt rlrriilKtlrni of nny ncif xitlllo v.-ork In thu  world.   fJ.'J n venr.   Kntnple conlerf ncnl, free.  JJnilfllnc Killtlon, rnniithly, fi.H>n yenr. Hlnirlr  conies, !������.> eonts. i:very nnmliur conlulni bpnu-  tlfnl pint PR, In rolriri, and i-iliotocraphi or niw  lioiine.*. with planK, cniiMniK bullil������rn to dhow the  Jalenl, desliaiH and secure conlraeti. A<\i'.r< ������i  JUU,V,V A CO.. HKvr YoiiK, ;uil Him. n.r  Shov/ins; tho D.'itiis'.infi Plains of Courls  of Ass'^e, Nisi Prius, O'/nr and  Trjrrniner, and Ggner-d Gaol Df;livi-ry  for the yonr 1895.  THE PLACE TO BUY  Groceries,  Provisions.  HARDWARE-STOVES  ���������,     AND       ������".   '  re"velstoe:  b_o  --^>0NE CAELOAD OP CHOP FEED AND SHORTS  a CO.  be.  ressmaker a  LEEE   &  Gents' Fupnishings,"  Specialty  o o o o  Sr-nrxr  Ar!"I^J-.-(.  XniLiinio.  Tiiesihi v  71 h  M.iv  N'i'iv \\'e-l  miii-.ler  Tl.('s(l)i \-  Dili  Mhv  V;i iK-nlive  r  Tliesd.l V .  2|s|,  Ahiv  Clinton.  ,  \loiid.i v  271 h  M.iv  Vicloi l;i   .  Tliesdii v  listh  M.iv  K.imlon|is  iMondu v  ::i<l  .1 Mile  Vernoli .   .  .Mondil V  .Hllli  .lllllf  "Don.-ild .  Kridii v..  llt.h  .lime  "Nelson  .     \\'  ���������dnesdiiv.  . liiih  .llllie  'Siieci  il A,-.si/.i  m  (>   O   f)   (l   O   f)   O   ()   O   O   O   i)   o   o   o  POST-OFFICE STORE.  And TOILET ARTICLES of every description.  If you want to reach the People in the North Riding of West Kootenay  YOU SHOULD  IF  YOU  You can get it done at the " Mail" Office  EQUAL IN STYLE AND AS LOW IN PRICE AS IN ANY OFFICE  IN THE PROVINCE.  REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C


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