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 FOR MEN���
finest Cashmore Sucku  0 CO
Extra heavy wool do. > 0 50
Best quality  Shetland. wool
Underwear, per suit Ai.23
Fi west nat. wool' "        i 00
Braces, per pair, 30e. and 40c.
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The English Trading Co.
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C. fc. SHAW,
Customs Broker,
REVELSTOKE.
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VoL 2.���No. 26.
KEVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., OCTOBER  5, 1895.
$2.00 a Year.
stttt**' rrs sroxrm.
Kootenay Lodge
No. 15A.F. & A.M.
���   ���
K^'sSp
Goods bought rig-tit out;  no com.
immediate returns. "'
furnished free upon ���
i^-l-'^ *ofi*cst. ,' , <ii
"tff.diQ    ^There is HO DUTY on Furs or any
''i$3 other goods'wc handle. , ' ,,
*S?q    --"""J-Write' for Circnlar griving- Ship- * *
-���^l-iiinir -Directions dud LATES'J? MA��-
"^*~" 's.v.1- *?sice~.
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fvleivnllan'
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AIM HOUSE: {
' Incorporated.
200-212 First Avenue North,
HELENA, MONT.
BRANCHES'
CHICAGO, ILLA      VICTORIA, B. C.
\".~ 3": hi'Mti St. SO Iau-r'.cy St.
WINNIPEG, MAN.
173 l'riiiun St.    '
IV. F
The regular meeting
are held in the Mas-
onicTemple,BourncVi
s=-W<iH. on the third
Monday, in caoli
month at 8 p. ni.
Visiting brethren
cunlinlly welcomed.
(Jlt.VGK. Sl'CItETAKY.
REVELSTOKE LODGE, I. O. O. F., No. 25.
Regular mcetiii*;i* arc lield
in Oddfellows' Hull every
, Tliursiliiy night nt eight
fl o'clock.   VIMtiii-i- brothers
cordially welcomed.
It. S. WIU��30N. N.G.       K. O. LEWIS, Sue,
Loyal Orango Lodge No. 1658.
Regular meetings are held in
lhe Odd Fellows' Hall on the
second and fourth Wednesdtiy's
of each month at 7:30 p. in.
Visiting brethren arc cordiully
invited. *
K. AIMIU.   J. I. WOODROW,
W.M.   *       Rcc. Scoy.
The Confederation
TORONTO.
.    A. McNEIL,
BARBER SHOP AND BATH KOOM,
Front Street, Itevelstoke.
Haircut, 25c;  Bath, 50c; Six Shaving
Tickets for $1.00.
Capital and Assets Oyer
$6,000,000.
NO
CONDITIONS
Before Insuring you should, see
,  Model Policv Contract
issued by the above
Conipany.   v
Insurance,at Risk Over
$26,000,000
NO
the,
RESTRICTIONS
Full particulars on application to-Agehts :
'  T.L. HAIG, ' - J.
Aijent
Revelstoke.
D. BREEZE,,    ���
General Ajjent for B.C., Vancouver.
CO
WHOLESALE DEALER IN -,
BEVBLSTOKB
33. C
Stockholm House.
.TORN STONE, Phop'rietok.
The Dining Room is furnished with the best the
''*.'' Market: affords.
THE BAB IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST
WINES,'.LIQUORS AND.CIGARS.   .   -   '
THE CENTRAL HOTEL
ABIIAH.AMSON BROS., Phoi-kiktoks.
First-class Table
*    '      Telephone
Good Beds  ���  Fire-proof Safe
'Bus Meets all Trains;
REVELSTOKE
E.G.
QUEEN'S   HOT
.ABRAHAMSON   BROS., Piiopriktors.
Everything new and First=class in all Respects.
Tiis House is stocked with the Finest Wines and Cigars in the Market
TTUDTjrr x._A-Is:e cit^t, e_o.
W. A. JOWETT,
MINING ANH" REAL ESTATE BKOKS3.
NELSON, B.C.
Lardeau & Slocan Prospects Wanted.
REVELSTOKE   PHARMACY.
ASSAYS and
MILL TESTS���*+>
 Sample*   tested from	
 1 lb.  to I ton in weight	
W. PBLLBW HABVEY, F.C..S.
Vancouver, B.C.
OXGKAJRS
0 c
q "THE INFANT" V
i    .      3' for 25c. l
h P
h   T & B Etc.    &
) a
CIGAES
All   Assays   made
Ccrtifieaf oh  forwarded
1 hi pii cute,
re Iiii vn.
THE  REVELSTOKE   PHARMACY.
GUY  BARBER,
'    " WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.
* ,    a���'-0'��� "A 'i
Repairing Neatly & Promptly Executed.
.REVELSTOKE, B.C.  "
���-   - -FURNITURE/,,' ';   ���
Doops, Sashes & Blinds.
R. HOWSON,   ;
.    . * REVELSTOKE	
COFFINS  CARRIED  IN  STOCK
AOEN'i' FOB SINGBIt .SEWING MACiTINKS.
WINES,' LIQUORS :AND ' CIGARS.
' HALYCON SPRINGS HOTEL +
Appow   Lake.
IS now -"open at those Celebrated Hot
- Springs for the accommodation of guests..
Rates $1,50 to $2.53 a day. Baths'25 cents'
each or five for $1.* .Special rates' to families
'or by tho month can he arranged.
-Dawson, Crad<loclt.'<5��'Co.
.it
FOR SALE.
A very nice heifer, 21- years ,o)d.
Applv tu Dave Hull, nt "Hall's' Laud-
in.'. " - MAT. BARTH. -'
NAVIGATION.
1895
TIME   SCHEDULE
1895
VTIIK OI..D  FAVORITE STE.YMEK
i   :mzJa_:r,io:n"   i
;   - (Capt. Uobt. Sanderson) ;
WILL HUS BKTWEKN*
REVELSTOKE   and   NAKUSP
'    REVELSTOKE AS A CENTER.
Observer , Advocates   the   Claims   of
*' This Burg as a Distributing Point-
. Sut,���Considerable discussion is
going on us to the locution of a wholesale* distributing center for.West Kootenay, and it is generally conceded that
such a. point is necessary and is
warranted hy tlie ever increasing trade
of what, before long will be the most
important mining country on the
continent. The location of such a
center should be made at the most
coniiiianding position, a point readily
accessible by rail and water routes, and
backed up and siiriounded by natural
resources capable of great and lasting
exp.-in-ion. "Many of the towns of
Kootenay have laudable aspirations
and ambitions in this direction, but
few of them possess ��� the necessary
advantages.
( The Nelson Tribune is. advocating
the. claims of Nelson, but if its editor
calmly reviewed the situation he could
readily convince himself that Nelson's
isolated position^ and being in the
extreme .southern end of . the district
makes her unsuitable. To make Nelson a distributing point would require
a large railway system specially constructed for tbe purpose of buildinglip
Nelson without reference to the requirements ��� of the country. ; ' Tlie.
Crow's Nest1 railway would have to
make a great detour, ctossing the
'Kootenay river near the boundary-
line and coming into - Nelson either
from the south or along the rugged
shores of Kootenay lake.    ��
In this connection T wish tb lay before your readers some of Ilevelstoke's
good points. That Itevelstoke has all
the advantages, lequired is readily
seen. Situated as she is on the main
line of the'C.P.R., in quick communication by rail and steamboat with
every point on Kootenay lake or Rossland ; the'bnly natural outlet for the.
Lardeau, Fish Creek and Slocan ores;
the only point at which the Crow's
Nest Pass railway can form a junction
with the main line of the C.P.R.; th.-
only point that will have direct access
to the Crow's.Nest, Canmore and Vancouver Island coal fields, a.id the jj-ate-
way of a vast region (neatly a third of
the   whole   of   West   Kootenav)���the'
- J '*"2 *
Big Bend���which is already known "" to"
be immensely rii h in mineral and only" I
requiring the key of labor and   capital
to   unlock   its    treasure    vaults    the
contents'of which   would   enrich  an
empire.
That Victoiia,  Spokane,   Hamilton,
Toronto or, Montreal   should   remain,
Carnes Creek Quartz Propositions.
J. M. Kellie, M.P.P., T. T. Brewster
and J. A. Sussinan left yesterday for
Carnes creek, Big Bend. Mr. Suss-
mari goes up to look over the arsenical
iron ore propositions of tlie Revelstoke
Mining Co. on Carnes Cscek, in the
interest of eastern capital. There is a
group of six claims on this creek,
three of which are,controlled by this
company. -Recent development shows
the Salisbury to have -10 feet of ore.
The latest assays gave the Salisbury
��14 in gold artd the Rosebery8-12, and
it is claimed that the ore can be treated on the --round, by the cynido
process, for ��2.50 per ton. This is
the, property Mr. Sussinan has ,gone
up to see, and if a transfer of interests
is effected the new owners will spend
��5000 in dcelopment work immediately.        '
May Work Big Bend Timber Limits.
Though the timber limits in the Big
Bend have never been worked they
have* netted considerable revenue to
the wild land tax of the province.
They were purchased years ago,, very
cheaply with the script issued by the
government for the construction of
the-old wagon road through Eagle
Pass. It \yonld seem now that the
owners of this wealth of forest are
getting tired of paying taxes on * unproductive property and propose working these limits. S. B. Hill, of Duluth,
and J. M. Barr, of Ann Arbor, went
up to see some of them last week and
returned on Tuesday, on his return
"Sir. Barr looked over the ground for" a
suitable location for sawmill and found
it in the' vicinity of the Big Eddy,
which forms a natural basin for booming logs. If it is decided'to commence
operations 100 choppers will be at
work throughout the winter. Messrs.
Hill and Barr left for the west ' to
inspect some limits located along the
Thompson river.
ILLECILLEWAET' HAPPENINGS.
Stopping   at
Laxdi>-��
Lardeau,     Thomson's
and Halcyon Hot
Springs during the
.  Season of 1895.     '
Leaving Revelstoke Wednesdays and Sal ur
days at 7 a.m.
Leaving Nakusp Mondays and Thui-��diiy<> at.
7. a.m.
The above dates arc subject to change without notice.
HOHKRT SANDERSON'.
Columbia & Kootenay __
Steam Navigation Co.Tm
PASSENGERS FOR
Hall's Landing,
Hot Springs,
Nakusp, Three Forks
Nelson,        .and Slocan Points,
Kootenav Lake Points,
Trail Creek,  Rossland,
North port and Spokane
������SHOULD TAKJ3 TIIK���
STEAMER LYTTON
Leaving Rkvllstokk on "Monday and
Thursday Evenings at 7 p.iu.
For local time curd of the Company's stciim-
crs on Kootenay I^iikc apiily to the purser on
lxkird.
for full information as to tickets, ratei. oto.,
apply to T. Allan,  Secretary, Neleon.  B C
for any' length of time, the supply-
point for the West Kootenay mining
camps seems incredible. The C.P.R.
practically have the matter in their
own hands to say whether they and
the Canadian people, will control the
trade of West Kootenay or not. The
remedies ai e low rates and'a readiness
at all times to serve the interests of the
public; the building up of a gieat distributing center and a rapid opening
up of the district by, a netwoi k of railways and tramways. The inauguration
of such a policy would cement a bond,
of union, disarm hostile critics and
pave the way for progress and prosperity. . . OnSEiiviiB. ��
OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.
ROYAL MAIL LINES.
CHEAPEST ronteto the OLD COUNTRY.
Proposed Sailings from Montreal.
ALLAN LINK.
Pauisian' Aiijf. 31
Mongolian	
DOMINION
V \NCOuvni- ��	
Maiui-o.-i.v	
BEAVER LINK.
T-AKK "WlN-Nin-G   	
Lakk O.vtaiuo	
 Sept.
LINE.
 Sept.   7
 Septal
..Sept.   I
.Sept. 11
Cabin JM"", $."XI. *"*G0. S70. $80 and upwards.
Iht-crmodijite $.'��): Steern-je $20. ",-
Pa^cn-ciTs ticketed  throiiRh to nil parts of
Great Britain and Ireland, and at bpeolftlly low
rate* to all parts of thc Kiiropean continent.
Apply to nearest, hlcamsliip or railway agent, to
I. T. BREWSTER. Agent, Itcvolstolcc,
or to Rohert Ki*--k, Gen, l'assen-*cr Agent
Winnipeg.
"The Kootenay Mines."
The above is the title of a pamphlet
edited by Chits. St. Barbe, and issued
by the Nelson Miner. ' It purports to
give a sketch of the progress and
p!-��-"-�����)t condition of t.he mining
operations in Kootenay and is expected to circulate "in other countrieb" to
some extent. For this reason it is unfortunate that the title is apt to convey
an erroneous imprejsion. The publication is a praiseworthy effort to enlighten its leaders upon the subject of
the mineral wealth of a suction, of the
districts of Wen. Kootenay and Yale,
nnd its editor should hardly, in honesty,
claim more for it. lOn.st Ivoot.enay is
entirely ignored and no mention is
made of the mining divisions of Ille-
cillewaet, Lardeau, Trout. Lake and
IBig Bend in West Kootenay���a section
in whicli are located some of the oldest
mining properties in the country, and
which the government c��iiswU'red of
sufficient importance,to erect into a
separate mining district and appoint a
gold commissioner therefor. Apart
from these slight omissions the pamphlet is a creditable literary and typographical production.
Illecillewaet, Oct. 3.���F. JD.
Nowell and "A." H. Jose, who ' were
here last week looking over the Dun-
vegan, left on'Sunday. Mr. Nowell
was very favorablyvimpressed with the
property and it is said will purchase it
on his return next week. If so he
will put"a. pack train at work immediately for shipment this fall. It is said
there is at least 300 tons in sight.
This will surely prove to be the coming camp of this part of West Kootenay.
Mr. Grant has the skins to show for
the three bears he killed last week.
They are fine ones.
Mr. Henry J. Cleveland, an English
gentlemen from Dorsetshire,'has made
this his shooting headquarters for a
couple of weeks: He has a large bear
skiu as a trophy, shot by- himself last
Friday in Buff Canyon, about one
mile from town. O *
One of Tommy Rkhirdson's fine
pack horses was killed by a freight
train lust week near the station.  *
A pack train of eight horses is
steadily1 at work getting in material
and supplies for winter operations on
the Maple Leaf.
A large bear and two cubs came to
the west end of the trestle last Saturday, within a stone's throw of Swan
Anderson's hotel. Swan tried to get
them but failed, of course, the fault
was with the gun.     , ���    ,
Tramway Nearing Completion.
Superintendent Parsons of the California Wire Works (Joiiipany states
that the tramway from the Silver
King mine to Nelson should be completed and in operation in two weeks.
The cables are now strung to a point
within n mile of Nelson, and the change
in tbe location of the ore-bins at the
Nelson end will not cause any great
delay. When in operation the ore-
buckets will travel at ihe rate of ISO
feet a minute and ir.ake the trip down
in 2V hours. Six to seven men will be
required to operate it, and the California Wire Works Company, by the
terms of its contract, must operate it
for the first three months after its
completion. Should the tramway
work satisfactorily it is not unlikely
that several more will be built in Kootenay, as surface tramways are not
practicable where snow falls to so
great depths as in Kootenay.���Tributie.
A Hustler From Alaska.
* F. D. Nowell, who recently acquired
the Great "Northern at Trout,Lake, is
certainly a hustler and evidently
means business. ��� He urrived here
three weeks ago from Alaska. and
went into Trout Lake to see the Great
Northern which was bonded a couple
of months ago by Mr. Cassels for the
conipany of which Mr. Nowell is the
active partner. He was favorably ini-
piessed with this property and thinks
they'liave a good thing. The best
evidence that this is so is that work is
being pushed with renewed energy so
that shipments can be made this year,
for the raw-hiding of which contracts
have been let. On his return from
Trout lake, Mr. Nowell accompanied
by A. II. Jo.se, of Seattle, visited tbe
Dunvegim which is located ��� at the
head of Fish creek and reached from
Tllecillowaet. Thc Kootenay Smelting and Trading Co. had a bond on
this property in 1890, when it was
worked for a short time. Messrs.
Jjuiu & Boyd, the original owners,
have retained possession, and each
assessment has more firmly convinced
them of its worth. The smelter tests
of the ore gave 87 oz, of silver and 65
per cent. lead. Mr. Nowell took some
samples for assay and if the result is
satisfactory he will purchase the property and sliip 400 tows of ore from it
this year. A free milling gold quartz
proposition on McCulloch creek, owned
by Gus Lund has also aittracted hi.s
attention, ilie merits of which he will
investigate on liis return here next
week. Tt is understood tkait his company is made up principally of Boaton
men and that they jue not hampered
by lack of capital.
RETURN OF THE PREMIER.
Increasing Interest in B.C. Mines���The
New Loan���Alaska Boundary.    *
Hon. J. H. .Turner, Premier of B.C.,
arrived at Montreal Tuesday from
England, where he has been sojourning for some months. His principal
business was in connection with the
new ��120.000 loan for 50 years, which
was taken at 1)5, the rate of interest
being 3 per cent. He says that, had it
not been for parties iti B.C. , who
fomented opposition to the deal,' the
loan would have been placed at 00 instead of 515. " '
Speaking of   mining   prospects   the
premier expressed himself as delighted
in the interest   awakened  in  financial
circles,   across   the   water,   regarding
Britiib Columbia.   He says a syndicate
'has been formed including such names
as the Rothchilds and   Baron  Hirsch,
to develop  the   mining   industries  of
this  province.   The  sum   of   ��500,000
has already'hoen  subscribed,  and the
Premier believes,untold good  will  tie
done to  British Columbia.    The craVc
for South African mines still continues
but Mr.   Turner   thinks   half   of  the(
mines will turn out worthless., Much1 *
money, however,-is now  being made,
as no less than 200,000   ounces of gold
were found in the Randt district alone *
during the month of August.   Half of
the orders to invest in these mines,  he
states,. come   from f France,   'as . the
Parisians are doing their African ruining business through London.   -
, The,Premier also had   something to
say. a bout the Alask iiboundary.   The
Americans, be said, have  issued maps ..
in which this territory which in reality
belongs to Canada is represented as ,
forming .a   part .of  the    district   of
Alaska and even1 sickuae  c-tf   our *ow��
maps have taken it <��� for  granted v that -
the American claim is a valid one  and'
the   disputed   territory   is   placed   in *
Alaska.   He * adds   that  there sum .a
great, many, people now living in' B.C.'
who give most valuable information
on the boundary question and there
would'bo very little difficulty in mak-c
ing clear the weakness of the American
i ��� ' ,   '
clai ration. Mr. Turner is  spending a {ev
days nt 'Ottawa  confering " with  tbe
Doininion premier on  sevecaJ raattero
effecting .thi-*, province. -   '
Kicking at Their Assessments.
Some lively times are promised for
the court of revision if several citizens
are as good as their words. * The tas
papers were sent out the other day
and several taxpayers got' hot and
swore strange,oaths when they found
their assessments raised., The assessor
was seen about the( matter, and fha*
urbane official remarked that he, bad
merely done his duty under the Act.
He had been as lenient as possible,;,
property had been properly classified��� *
a system which had not heen pursued
in all cases heretofore, and if there
were , any objections to tbe result the
court would arbitrate the ��� diflOenancea.
Chopped His Partner With an Axe.
What may prove to he a fatal affair
took place Tuesday evening in a cabin
on the   Dewdney   trail,"   fifteen  miles
west of  Rossland.   Thomas Lank tree
and Maurice O'Connor left Rossland
on Tuesday to go to Boundary creek,
the put pose of Lanktree l>eing to look
at some claims belonging to O'Connor,
with the   view - of  purchasing them.
O'Connor had been drinking _ heavily
for several days, and was in   no  condition to travel, indeed, he was on the
verge of delirium  tremens.    The  two
became   separated   on   the   trail  and
Lanktree     reached   the   cabin   about
suppei time, and O'Connor came along
without hat or' coat  al>out   half  pa��t
eight.   Hi* wits in a most excited state
of iniud, seeming to be under  the  impression tfaitt  he   was   pursued' by   a
party of men who wanted to kill   hira.
As soon as he  got  in   the   house   he
seized an axe, and went to   guard   the
door against his   imaginary   pursuers:
He stood with the axe in ouc hand and
a large pocket-knife,  with   the   blade
open, in the other.   Three men and  a
hoy were in the cabin, besides O'Connor
and Lanktree, the latter had   gone   to
bed.    O'Connor was persuaded to give
t.he knife up lint he refused to surrender
the axe.   Suddenly, and   before  anybody could interfere, he wheeled about
andstruck Lanktree twice in the head
with the butt of the   axe.   Tbe  blows
were terrific as O'Connor was   raving
mud.    One of the  men   present, McDonald     by    niunc,   seized   the  axe.
O'Connor   "immediately    fled   to   the
woods.   All   supposed   Lanktree   had
been killed butne contininrd tobreatho
though he could not speak.   McDonald
then set out for'Rossland on  foot and
arrived heie-about 3 "o'clock   in   the
morning.     He   gave   th*e    alarm    to
Recorder Kirkup and   Deputy Houson
immediately started for the   scene   of
the trouble.    He found   O'Connor   on
the trail five   aulas  this   side  of   tho
cabin and brought bun to town  where
be is now held   in   coufinomejit.   Dr.
McAlpiu went out and dressed   Lank-
tree's wounds.    O'Connor had  a   pre.
limiuai-v examination before Commissioner FitzsUit)-" Friday, and was ci m-
mitted   for trial.    Lanktree formerly
lived in Salt Lake and at one time was
a man of wealth.    O'Connor is said   to
bo a hard   character  from   the  Coaur
d'Alenes-~B��ssland Minor. .2  THE  THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.  CLEVER WIDOW  CHAPTER XIII.  IX    STHASCK  WATERS.  '" When   Dr.   Walker   had departed, the  'A'dmiral pacsed all his possessions back into  ( lighted fiom a .couple of glazed windowB.  An ink-stained* table, littered with pens,  papers and almanacs, an American cloth  sofa, three chaira of varying patterns, aud  a much-worn carpet constituted all the  furniture, save only a very large aud  obtrusive porcelain spittoon and a gaudily  framed aud very sombre picture which hung  above the fireplace. Sitting in front of this  picture.and staring gloomily at it, as being  the only thmgwliich he could stare at, waa  a small, sallow-faced boy. with a large head,  who in the intervals "of his art studies  munched sedately at an apple.  "Is "Mr.  Smith or ^.Mr.  Hanbury  in ?"  asked the Admiral.  "There aim no such people," said the  small boy. '  "But you have the names on the door,"  "Ah, that is the'name of the firm, you  see. ��������� It's onlyr a name.   It's Mr. Reuben  "Yletax*-. that you ���������vvauts."  *  "Weil,-'then, is ho in ?"  "No, he's not."  "When will he be buck?" ,  "Can't   tell,   I,*m   sure.'  He'a gone   to  lunch.    Sometimes    he   takes   one    hour,  and  sometimes two.    It'll he two to-day,  I 'speet for he said he was hungry afore hs  went."  "Then I suppose that we had better call  again," said tho  Admiral.  "Nut a bit," cried Charles.  "I know how  to  manage   theso little   imps.    See  here,  you young  varmint,   here'd a 'shilling  for  you." Run off and fetch your  master.    If  you don't'bring him hero in   five  minutes  J^'1-Mjlump  you   on  the sido of  the   head  'TV you get back.    Shoo!   Scat I"    He  ...   ..     ,     ������������������������������������>, '"/ed at theyouth, who bolted from the  we not better wait until after he ko^-^ an(J c,aUerod madly (1'own atftir8.  his s=-a-chest.with the exception of one little  brass-bound desk. This he unlocked, and  took from ic a dozen or so blue sheets of  paper, all mottled over with stamps and  seals, with very large V. R.'a printed upon  the heads of them, He tied these carefully  " into a small bundte.and placing them in the  inner pocket of his coat; he seized his hat  <j andnstick. >  "On,   John,   don't do   thiB rash thing,*"  cried Mrs. Denver, laying her hands upon  '   his sleeve.    "I have seen'so little of you,  * John. ���������' Only three' years  since' you   left  the   service.    Don't    leave     me     a.srain-  I know it is weak of me, but 1 cannot boar  it."      '   '    A  " Tharo's my own brave lasa," said he,  ���������moothinj-   down     the     gray-shot   hair,  We've lived'in honor   together, mother,  'and  please'God  in honor'we'll  die. "No  matter how debts are made, they have got'  to bo met, 'and what the boy owes we owe.  Hi*  has not the money,  aiid how is ho to  find it ?   He can't find   it.    What then ?  It becomes my business, and there's only  ', one way for it."  ,    '   '* But it may not bo,so very  bad, JohrT"  Had'  ..  the-e people to-morrow ?". ' '  " They may give   him little  time, lass.  . But I'll have a  care that 1 don't go so far  that I can't put back again.    Now,mother,  here's no use holding   me.    It's got to be  *   done, and there is no sense in shirking it.'  i    He detaotied her fingers from his sleeve,  pushed her gently back into au'arm chair,"  aud huriied from'the house. ,  ,    .  In less than half an hour the "Admiral  ���������was wnirled into Victoria Station and  ound himself amid a dense, bustling  throng, which jostled andr pushed in the  crowded,termiiius.- His errand, which had,  seemed feasible enough in his own room,  began now to present, difficulties in the  carryirg out, and he puzzled over how he  should take the first stops. Amid the  stream oi busiuess men, each hurrying on  his definite way, the old seaman iu his gray  ��������� tweed suit and,black,soft hat strode slowly  aioutr, his head sunk and his brow wrinkled  in perplexity. Suddenly an idea occurred  to him. He walked back to the railway  stall and bought a daily paper. This he  turned and turned until a certain column  met his eye, when he smoothed it out and  carrying, it over to a seat, proceeded to  read it at his leisure. l'  And, indeed, ns a man read that column  it seemed strange to him that there should  still remain any one in this world of ours  who should be in straits for wan tot" money.  Hete were whole lines of gentlemen ,who  were burdened with a surplus in their, incomes,and who were loudly calling to lhe  '. poor and needy, to come and take it off their  A.liands. Here was the guileless person who  was not a professional money lenaer, butwho  would be glad to correspond, etc Here,  too, was the accomodating individual who  advanced-sums from ton'to ten thousand  pounds without expense, security,or delay.  "The money actually paid over in a few  hours," rau i his fascinating advertisement,  conjuring up a vision of swift messengers  rushing wilh hugs of gold to the aid of the  poor struggle:. A third gentleman did all  business b\ personal application, advanced  money on anything or nothing; the lightest  and airiest promise was enough to content  him, according to his circular, and fiuilly,  he never asked for more than 5 per' cent.  This struck the Admiral as far the most  promising,and his wrinkles relaxed and his I  frown softened away as be gazed nt it. He  c folded up the paper,rose from the seat, and  found himself face to face with Charles  Westmacott.  "flalioo,   Admiral !" '" , (J  "Halloo, Westmacott!'' Charles had  always 'been tavorite of the seaman's.  '.'What are you doing here ?"  i "On, I have been doing a.little business  for my aunt. But I iiavernever seen you  in London before."  '���������'1 hate the place. It smothers me.  There's not a breath of clean air on tine'  side of Greenwich.    But maybe you know i  his hat, and produced his stethoscope from  its interior with the air of a conjuror upon  the stage. " Which of these gentlemen  am I to examine V he asked, blinking from  one to the other of them. " Ah, it ia you!  Only your waistcoat. You need not'undo  your collar. Thank you. A full breath.  Thank you. Ninety-nine. Thank you.  Now hold your breath for a moment. Oh,  dear, dear, what is this I hear ?"  " What is it then ?" asked the Admiral  coolly.  " Tub, tut! This is a great pity.   Have  you had rheumatic fever?",  " Never."  "Have you had some serious,illness?"  "Never."      .  '  " Ah, you are an Admiral.    You have  "He'll fetch him," said Charles. "Let  us make ourselves at home. This sofa does  not'feel over and above safe. It was not  meant for fifteen-stone men. But thiB  doesn't look quite tho sort of place where  one would expect to pick up money."  ','Just what I was tninking," said the  Admiral, looking ruefully about him.  "Ah, well! I have heard that the best-  furnished offices generally belong to the  poorest firms. Let us hope it's the opposite  here. They can't spend' much on the  management, anyhow. , That pumpkin-  headed boy was the stall, I suppose. , Ha,  by Jove I that's'his voice, and he's got our  'man, I think," 7  As he spoke the youth appeared" in, the  cloorway with a small, brown, dri'ed-up  little chip of a man at his heels. He was  clean-shaven and blue-chiuned, with bristling black hair and keen brown eyes, which  shone out very brightly from between  pouched under lids aud drooping .upper  ones. He advanced, glancing keenly from  one tothe other of the visitors, and slowly  rubbing-'together his chin,- blue-veined  hands. The'small boy closed the door  behind him and discreetly vanished.  "lam Mr.   Reuben   Metaxa," said the  money-lender.    "Was it_ about an advance  'you wished to see me ?"  "���������Yes." , k ���������  "For'you,! presume?" turniug-to Charles  Westmacott." " *      , ,  "No, for this gentleman." |  Tiie money-lender looked surprised.  "How much did you desire ?" '   *  "I thought oi ������5,000," said the Admiral. ,  , "Aud on what, security?"  . "I am a retired Admiral of the British  navy., You will find my name in the uavy  list. There is my card. I have ' here my  pension .papers. I get ������^50 a year. I  thougnt- that papers it would ,.be security  enough1'that I should imy you. You could  draw my pension and repay yourself at thc  raie, say, of ������500 a year, taimg your.o per  cent, interest as well.''  "What nuciest?"  "Five per cent, per annum. '  Mr. Metaxa laughed. "Per annum!" he  said.    "Five per ceut. a month."  "A month f That would be 60 per centi  a year."  "L'reeiseiy."  '   "But that ia monstrous."  "I don't ask gentlemen to co-ne to ijie.  They come of their own free wiil. Ttiose  are my terms, and you can take it or leave  it.'A  'Then I shall leave it." ^ The Admiral  rose angrily from his chair.  "But one moment sir.      Ju3t   sit down  and we shall chat the matter  is a ratner'unusual case, and  been    abroad���������tropics,   malaria,'   ague���������I  know.'' ,  " I have never had a day's lJV.ie.ss."  " Not   to   your knowledge ;   but   you  have inhaled   unhealthy   air,   and it has  left its effect.    You have an organic murmur���������slight but distinct."  *' Is it dangerous ?"  " It might at any time become so. You  should not take -violent exercise." ' *  ��������� " Oh, indeed ! lt would hurt mo to run  a half mile?"  " It would be very dangerous.  1  ", And a mile ?"  ',' Would be almost certainly fatnl."'   '*  " Then there  is nothing else  tiio matter ?"  ' ", No. ' But if tho heart is weak, theu  everything is weak, and the life is not a  sound one."  " You see, Admiral," remarked Mr.  Metaxi ; us the doctor secreted his stethoscope in his hat, " my remarks wero not  entirely uncalled for. I am sorry that the  doctor's opinion is' not more favorable,  but this is a matter of business, and certain  obvious precautions must be taken."  " Of course" Then the matter is at an  end?" .     , '* .  " Well, we might oven now do business.  lam most anxious to be of_use to you.  How long do you think, doctor, this gentleman will in all probability-liv6 ?"  " Well, well, it'B rather a delicate question to answer," said Mr. Proudie, with a  show of embarrassment.     .  " Not,a bit, sir. Out with it. I have  faced,' death too often to flinch from it  now, though' I saw it as near me as you  are." ' ���������   , o  " Well, well, we must go "by averages,'  of course. Shall we say two .years?' I  should think thatyou have a full two years  before you." ,  j " Iu two years your pension would bring  ybu in ������l,G0O. Now, I .will do my very  best for yon, Admiral. I will advance you  ������2,000, and you can make over to me your  pension for your life., It is pure speculation ou my part. If you die to-morrow, 1  lose my money. If tne doctor's prophecy  is correct, I.Biiall still be out of pocket. If  you live a little longer, theu I may see my  moiieyiai-aiii. It is the very best I can do  for you." I1'  " Then you wish to buy my pension 1"  -    " Yes ; for two thousaud down."  '* And if I live for-twenty years :"  " Oh, in that case, of course,   my speculation would be more successful. But you  have' heard the'doctor's opinion."'   ;  ^ " Would   you advance   the money  instantly.?" '   " ���������  " You should have a thousand at once.  The other thousand 1 should expect you to  take in furniture." ' , i it  " In furniture ?" ,,���������    ,  " Yes, Admiral. Wo shall do you''a  beiutiful houseful! at thatsum. It is the  custom of my clients to take half iu furniture." , .   ,   ;  The Admiral sat in dire perplexity. He  had come out to get money, and to go back  without any, to be powerless to help when  his boy needed every shilling to save him  from disaster, that would be very bitter to  him. On the other hand, it was so much  that he surrendered, and so little that he  received. Little, and yet something.  Would it not be better than going hack  empty-handed ? He saw the yellow-backed  chec-k-bookupon the table. The. moneylender opened it and clipped his pen into  the ink.  ," Snail I fill it up-?" said he.  " I think, Admiral," remarked "Westmacott, " that w.e nad better have a little  walk and some luncheon before we settle  this matter."  " Oh, we may as well do it at once.'  It would bo absurd to postpone it now."  Metaxa spoke with some I:eat, and his  eyes   glinted  angrily   from   between   his  office where the lawyer ot the Westmacott's  was to be found.  "There now!" cried tbe Admiral in  triumph. " What d'ye think of that ?  Nothing wrong in the engine room, eh ?"  " You seem fit enough, sir." .  "Blessed if I believe the Bwab was a certificated doctor at all. He was flying false  colors, or I am mistaken."  They keep the directories and registers  in this eating house," said Westmacott.  ,'������ We'll go and look him up,"  They did so, but the medical rolls contained no such name as that of Dr. Proudie,  of Bread street.  f, " Pretty villainy this !" cried the A'dmiral, thumping his <*-hesc " A dummy  doctor and a vamped up disease. Well,  we've tried the rogues, Westmacott I Let  U3 see what wo can do with your, honest  man." ,, -  ���������l ���������    (TO HE   CONTINUED.) ,  ��������� ot a'well-preserved mm ? '  " Well, Admiril, it ������ a trying life at  sea. -ailors in their younger ciay-i are t_*������y  dogs, ann' -.ake it out of t.-iemc-Ive**. Tnen  -*n*"-n th*:y -.'row older rhey .-ire mil hard  at it, ana have no cn<n-ic*- cf rest or r.ear,e.  I do not'think a sailor's life a i-ood one.  your way about pretty well in the city  '"Well, I knowsomethincabout.it. Yon  eee, I've never lived very far from ir, Mid  1 do a good deal of my aunt's business.'*  "Maybe you know Bread street?"  "It is out of Cheapsme."'  "Well,   then,  how  do  you 'Steer for  it  from here ?    You make me out a course and I  I'll keep tp it.",  "Why, "Admiral, I have nothing to (lo.  I'll take yo(u.there with pleasure."  "Will yoii, though? Well, I'd lake it  very kindly if you would. I have husinc-as  there. Smith & Hanbury, financial agents,  Bread street."  The pair made their *���������'.). y to thojivefside j  and so   down   the Tr.ames  to   St,    Paul's ,  landing���������a mode of travel which was much I miral' hotly,  "if  you   have  two  more io the   AdmiralA-i taste than   'bu-  or I gloves, I'll   uixtcrtak';  in   knock   you on  cab.    On the way he told ins companion hi* j under three ro.inds.    Or I'll race you from  mis-siou and tho causes which had i������d to it. '  Charles Westmacott km-w !it*-ie enough of  city   life  ahd the wnyi of buMneiH, but at  lean: ho had more experience in both t.htin  the Admiral, and he mail.: up i)is rniad not  to io.- ve rtim until tin1 matter  Wii* "ettliM.  "Thtsi"' are the people," -'aid tne Admiral, tw tiling round his paper anil pniiitini;  to thi.- advertison'en* wnich hud M-emed to  h.m th". mo-it promiHing, "Ft Hounds honed ,md above bo.ird, <\t.pa it' not? The  personal interview lookH as if there were no  tnckury, and then, no one could object to  , 5 p**r cent,"  "No, itseomi fair ������-n'iii-*h."  " Ir. is not pleasant to havo to 140 hat in  hand borrowing money,but -.her*- areumci,  as you may find before you are my aye,  Wyitmacott, whe-n n, man must, ilow away  his pride. But here's their number .md  their plate is on the corner of the door,"  A narrow ontrance was flanked on eib'nnr  side by a row of brasses, ranging upward  from the ship brokers and trie Hohcitr.rs  who occupied the ground floors, through a  long succession of West Indian agents,  -ircniU.ctfl, surveyors and brokers to the  firm of which they were in r; 11 est. A winding stone stair, well carpeted and railed at  fii-rft, but growing ihahbier with every landing, brought them past, innumerable doom,  until, at  last, just under trie gi-ound-glaHR  over,*   Yours . narrow lidsat the imperturbable  Charles.  we  may tiud j The Admiral was Bimple in money matters,  some other way oi doing what you wish.  Of j but he   had seen   much of  men and   had  cour.-e the   security wnich   you oiier is no 1 learned to read them.  He saw that venom-  nesunty at all, and   no sane   mm, -would ] ous eiance,   and   saw,    too, that intense  advance five thousand pennies on i:." ��������� eagerness   was peeping  out from beneath  "No-ecunty ?���������   Why not, sir 1" 1 the careless  air  which the agent had as-  "You might d;e   to-morrow.       You are i sumed,  not a younsf mac,   . What age are you';"    j     " You're quite right, Westmacott," said  he.    ." We'll have a little   walk before we  " o:xt.y;three. '  Mr.  Metaxa turned over a long column [settle it."  of ngure3.    " Here :s an actuary'? taoie," [     ',' But I may not be here this afternoon.'  saidhe.    " At your tune of life the aver-{     " Tnen we must choose another day."  age exi.eclancy of life i������ only a few yeara, !     " But why cot settle it now ?"'  eyen ;n a well-preserved man."        t [     " Because I prefer not," said the Admir  Do you mean to insinuate th*.:   I am j al, shortly  V*������ry well. But remember that my  offer n only for to-day. It is off, unless  you take it at once."  " L-J**. it lie ol'r,'then."  " Tnere's my fee," cried the doctor.  " How mucn ?"' ���������  Th'.* Admiral  threw a pound and a shill  J'l! teli you  wlia", mr,'' flatd   Kiit* Ad-, ins* upon the lable.    " Como, Westmacott,"  pi'ir-i, of I sni-i > e, and they walked tog-rthcr from the  i here to St. Paui'ii and my fiii-nd iut'- will 1  seo fair [ih'y. I'll let you <���������'������������������: wii"������:i''i- I1  am .in on! man or not."    ' ]  " Thii, in b*iiide the qiiesti'in,"'ini'l tiie  money l'-nder, wnn a deprecatory '-"iru^A  " The point i-*, t.hut if you die*! Ui-rnorro-.v ,  where would!**! the n.-ourfty Uk.ii ���������" ' 1  " I could irmiirp my life, and in-ine 'h������-i  policy over to you, "  roon*.  "J  thejy  rnori*  cii up',  did r.  doctor   .'or''    Arid   low   vi-ty  thi**   t������!<> '���������( a. w������ak hc.irt win  don't  like lt,"  said fh.irlfts,   when  ound tnemielve-   in t.i*- slreot once  *' I don't ('infcAif to "r,.* t very iharp  but  thin ii a trifle to**< thin. ' What,  .   want 1."   v;ri out  an 1 <piiak to the  convenient  1 bsheve  >..'i  ro^U'.i, and in league,  ith,"  mid the  pilo:  office would 'nnvo you,  which 1 very much  doubt,   would   come to olose on *iv->  Tnai, wfiuid hardly -*u-  nun-,  yo'tr'  roonn*;, tho namij-  of Smith and Hanbury  were   to  be seeil painted   in large,   wiute  loiters across 0 panel, with a laconic in vita.  ,'tion to punh beneath it.    Following mi- thi  ��������� suggoBlidn,'the- Admiral ind iliicorm unun  "found thei'iiolvee in a ilin^'v .-p'.rtincut, ill-  ihi������y are a cnur-!-  winn each oilier."  " A Bliatk   and  V'our [iremiumi for *nioh a "tun, if any ��������� Admir.il.  " I'll tell ,you what I propose, nlr,  Triere"n a lawyer nim'-il McAdum wnd does  my jun'.'s 'niifUK'ijp. He in ,1 very honest  fellow, and ir.'is at the otr.tr Hide of  , f-oulieny. We'll tto over to him tot-ether,  anil hive nic opinion ahout the whole  j mat'er,''  ;     " How far is it to his plac-*:*'  ',     "On, a mile,  at least.    We can  have a  'cab."  :     "A mile?    Tnen we   shall   h.ju if there  I have no 'ibjection , ii any truth in what that ^v/ab of a doc'or  ' said.    Come, my boy,  and emp on all ditil,  WOLSELEY'S MEDALS.  '      i .       _.���������. *   .  How flic Ooiiiiiimiilrr  In chief   "Von iiu  IM-coi-iilloiiM In llic Crimea.'  August is a memorable month for Lord  Wolseley says the Boston'Herald. That  month oaw himj designated successor to  the Duke of Cambridge as commander-in-  chief of thc British'army, and in August,  1S55, his gallantry in the trenches before  Scbastopo". gained for him the Legion of  Honor from France and the order of the  Medjidio from Turkey, lt was on Aug.  31, 1S55 that Wolseley, thon a captain of  the 90th foot, serving as an 'assistant  engineer, performed'tho feat of aims which  won him tho two decorations, and very  nearly cost him his life, for he was so  badly wounded that1 his body was drawn  aside for, burial.  The story of the wounding1 is told by  Geu. Sir Evelyn ,Wood in an article on  " The,Crimea in 1S34 and 1S94." It is  worth repeating, nut only for the interest  that, attaches to the anniversary,' but  because it brings out in distinct colors the  surprising difference between trained veterans and raw recruits, even in a British  army, where bravery is always looked for,  and oue man is assumed to be about as  good "as another. The ' regiments' that  Lord Raglan carried to , tne Crimea iu  September, 1854^-wereJargely composed of  old soldiers, of sturdy physique and  DAUNTLESS ' VALOR.  .   \- '  These were tho men whose personal prowess  won, against great odds, tbe "soldiers'  battle" of, Inkerman. By the summer of  1S55 this splendid material had been pretty  ,much expended. ,The hardy veterans were  dead or ,.invalided, ;aud the troops who  came out from England1 to take their place  proved too often of very inferior quality.  "They were 110 longer," says Sir Evelyn  Wood,''"men in the prime of life, but  weedy' boys, and on , the 26lh of August  when a Russian shell, bursting in tho fifth  parallel, killed a line soldier, his comrades  not only retired, but refused to return 'to  retrieve the  body." ,  The samo lack of valor was shown by a.  British working party composed of newly  arrived soldiers on the .night when Capt.  Wolseley got his wound. , A small body of  RussiauB' ,had' made a sortie against the  British ,advanced .works on the* extreme  right, where Wolseley wasstationed. There  was no covering party at hand, "and the  working party Tell back m confusion before  one-third of their number's, " in spite of  repeated attempts of Capt. Woleeley to  rally them." The'Russians destroyed some  fifty yards of the sap, and then fell back  to tho Dockyard, ravine, from which they  kept up an incessant fire. A Russian battery, known as the Gervais.battery, also  played on the head, of the sap, and m a  short time Wnlseley's little party had  twelve casualties out of sixty-five men.  .THE  GALLANT    CAl'TAIN  was at work repairing damages at the head  vof the sap, under a shower of bullets,  round shot and shell, when he received  the wound which so* nearly brought his  career to a premature close. Hero is thc  description of the aflair [given , by Sir  Evelyn .Wood:  " Wolseley was on his knees holding  the front gabion, into which a sergeant,  working also in a kneeling position, threw  earth over his captain's shoulder. The  gabion was half filled, when it was struck  in the centre by a round shot from, the  Gerv lis battery. Wolseley was terribly  wounded, and, indeed, the sergeant pulled  his body back without ceremony, intending to bury it in camp when he found the  life of his officer was not extinct. Besides  grave injuries in the upper faco, a large  stone'from the gabion was driven through  the cheek and jaw to the neck,.where it  lodged ; the right wrist was smashed, and  a serious'wound inflicted on' the skiu.  Strange to say, he did duty, after a rapid  temporary recovery, till the armies re-  embarked, tho skin wound bocomincjnnro  serious later, when the bone begun to exfoliate."  FUREI.Y 0AI1DUI NEWS'  INTERESTING  ITEMS   ABOUT  OWN COUNTRY. *  oaa*  Gaflicred   from Various Poliitu   from  Atlantic (o Ilie Pacific.  tbe  drcd a vear,  book."'  " Well, "sir, what do you intend to pro-  posi-r ?" aiked the Admind.  " I might to accomodate you, work it  in anotner w.iy. I should send for a  medical man and have an opinion upon  your life. Then I might nee whit couid  be done."  " That m quite fair,  to that."   (  " There is .1 very .clever doctor  strjot here. Proudie is his name,  go and fetch Dr. Prou'iie," Tne  was dispatched upon his errand  in too   -ind iti who cin it-ay the longest."  John, j     Then the  aober denr/ern of the heart of  youtn i buaioes**.  London   "aw a,  i*in-;u'i������r sight an  while Mr, j they rfsturned from their lunclif'oris.    Down  Metaxa sal. at hi=i desk, trimming his nails { the roivdway,   dodging   nmom--   aur-i-   and  ar.d shooting out little comments upon the   cai'i, ran a weather-stained, elderly roan,  weather.    Presently feet were fnard upon   with wide, flapping', black hat, arid homi-ly  the stair?, thu monoy   lender hurried nut,   ^uit of tweed.*.    With elbow* brae'id bi'.k,  thero was 11 louud of  whispering, hnd he ! handi clinched near bin arm ptu, and c'h'-wt  returned with a large,  fat, groiisy-looking   protruded,   he ^cuddled along, while ulo'ir  at his haoI<i lumbered a lar-i'i-li'iibe'l, heavy,  ycllow-moustachftd youn-*; man, who loomed  man clad in a mucn-worn frock coat and a  very dilapidated top hat.  Tji-.    Proudie,   jjuntlomon,"   said    Mr.  Mri'-t'i.  Tho doctoi bowed,'smiled, whipped   oil  to   feel'   tho  exei-ci-";  a  ^ond d'-nl    more!  tii'in i'H  fc'-nior.    Oii 'h*.y d,-*iiieii, liol'er- ,  1 nkelt:*r ii'itd thry p'lU'-'i l.p 1,i-nini* at Loo  Catherine's Generals.  The soldiers to whom Catherine was  indebted for the glory of the Russian arms  included Rnmiant'sof, tho conqueror of  Kagoul ;thc savago Kamii'iiski, who would  bito pieces   of flesh out of his men   at tho  -n<-.uaiiivar~i,and who stripped his prisoners  in 30 degroes of cold and dashed cold  water over them until they wero literally  frozen ; the Prince oi Kasijaii-Sio-'en, who  was beaten by Gusuivtis Mwcdon at  .Svc.uski'.iid ; Joseph Ribus, upon whom  was written tho unusual epitaph, that "by  his own wits he became a good general, an  excellent diplomat, and even , an honest  man ;" ami, nio.it, famous of all, Suvorof,  or Suwarrow. This celebrated general,  who figured iii'iauuratoiy in Byron's " Don  Juan," was never defeated, in tho field. He  was short of stature, being only five feet  four incheH in height. Suvorof was idolized  hy his Holdiers. He had implicit faith in his  atiir, his conceit was unbounded,and ho behaved lomethmg likoaraving lunatic. Ho  would como out of his tent stark naked  and nun BomcrsotM on the yrasa. lliu  oth-jr euuentiicitien wore equally amazing.  At times apparently humane and averse to  the- shedding of blood, on other occasions  he -sanctioned the inont awful massacres.  It wan his debrieiute conviction that there  wero only three great general,) in tho history cf modern warfare���������Turomie, Laudou  and Suvorof.  Wiped Out By Fire.  A deifpiitoh from Liverpool,N.S., says;���������  ThiH town was alrnoit wiped out by fire,  whu'li rdfjed nc'arly all day oil Sunday. The  \<iav, will bo tiotwe.nn ""i'1,000 and $7.*),000,  with ai'out 320,'lt'O inmiriuicc. In tho noiieu  of Mr-i. Chisholin, wiu.-h was visited by  death a few day-i pievious, it became  iKifo<������rt'vry t*. ro'iiove Mi" body of Mrs. Cob"  t,v*i*'] lo;--n!"ty. An in- prmcipil millduig-i  arc in nine '.  Cookstown needs houses to let.      '  Typhoid fever prevails at Canfield.  Mattawa girls want a brass band.  Strathroy is troubled with firebugs.   -==���������  Black  ducks are  plentiful on  the back  lakes.  - A  brass band is in prospectus at Newbury.  Hep worth   wili soon   have   a   Masonic  lodge. ' '  Kingston   has only   two  Chinese laundries.  Chatham    wants   au  electric _all-night  service. ' 1. '��������� ,  Market fees   may   be, dono   away   in  Guelph. '  ,     , ,  The Muekoka hay crop ia only an average one, *  A Baptist  church   is   being erocted at  Canboro'.  Wolland  recently had a  fine fireman's  competition.  Tho'Alviiiaioii MaHons'luV* moved into  their new hall.  In St. Thomas  a  thief steals potatoes  from their hills.  James Anderson, an old schoolmaster,  of Walpolo,'isdead.  A fine Presnyterian . manse/in being  built, at Hillsburg. <-  .   There   will'be   a good crop of outs and  peas about Orillia. ' .   ,  A good mine in Madoc has just yielded a  very rich strike.  An insane gypsy tried to drown himself  in Cameron lake.   -  The' Barber Asphalt Company ,is doing  the paving in London.'  A new BaptiBt church will replace the  old one at Sehombery.  Woodstock will have a new patent baby  carriage factory. )-       _ ��������� ,    ,*  A German Methodist parsonage is being  built at Pelham Centre.   '  '   Roomo is the new post-office at Caradoc  and Adelaide road.     .        '   ,  ��������� ' Tho   village of Alexandria  will expend  $'23,000 for water-works.   '"  The new* Presbyterian church at Wastage  has just been opened.  The water in Georgian bay is 18 inches  lower than it was last year.  Mr. U. Flach is the now, principle of the  Sydenham High School.   , "-  Borlin's newly found flowing wgII is attracting great attention. 1        "  ,'  The bonos of a historio animal have been  dug up at'Ridgetown. ri    .    ,       ,  Cornell Swit''"'eri of Blanshard, was butted  to death by c' vicious ram. ,    ,  Goderich is contemplating o^ comprehen  sive radial railway system.  -   A fine new ' union  school, Caledon and  Mono, has just boeri completed.       *  '  Walloceburg's  population,   2,608, make  it the largest vitiligo iu'Canada.  ,   American capitalists   propose   to  erect  largo suit works at Mooretowh.  A number ot-Brantford merchants havo  been swindled by'the change game.  -  Crossley and Hunter are holding revival  meetings at Guelph this month.   ,   ���������  Rev. H. "V, Thompson, East Caledon,has  been made rector of St." Paul's, Aurora.  An old squaw, Kewacodoqua, died recently at Walpole Island,aged 100 years.  A Sandwich man has a 35-year-old horse  that can trot a mile in three minutes.  Sweot corn on a farm in Goderich township, Hurou,   grows to a height of 12 feet.  Quebec and Ottawa are the only large  Canadian cities "that have no free libraries.      _      - ,  A new lake barge, to carry 50,000  bushels of grain, is being built at Kingston.  The Guelph Presbytery has ordained  Rev. R. A. Mitchell to mission work,iu  China.      ' ..   -  On the recent pilgrimage to Ste, Anne  de Beaupre ������600 was stolen from a  priest.  The Rockwood asylum, Kingston, has  (100 patients, and'visiting days arc abolished. ,  A London child, bitten by a dog, has  boen Bent to tho Pasteur Institute, New-  York.    ,  . Large smelting works will be erected  by an Amerioati firm at- Kakucp, Kootenay.  A mail near Newbury has been committed on charge of stealing 13 acres of  wheat.  A Loudon lad, Johnnie Reunion, fell  from a tree aud was unconsc'iouB 24  hours.  ��������� James W. Lie's farm buildings, at Rodney, have been burned at u Ions of ������2,.  000.  'Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Clouihier, Tilbury  North, havo just celebrated their (-olden  wedding,  A geological survoy of tho country  between Kingston and Pembroke is to be  made,   '   ,. '   <-  London's Council has refused the issue  of $31,000 in debentures, for now nchool  buildings.  '      3ESTINED TO BE'EMPEROR.   .  Appearance  aud  Manner of tbe  f>'--  Son of WlIMum If.  Compare the young Crown Prince of  Germany with any lad of his age, and it u  to be feared that from a physical as well,  as from an intellectual standpoint, he  would make rather a poor showing. He Is  now in~his fourteenth year, and **reighs  only 72 pounds, which is exceedingly little  for a lad of his'age, the average being about  =100 pounds. The Crown Prince and his"  brother have just'cdrnpleted- a pedestrian  tour through"Southern Germany. It terminated, at Constance^1 where they- Bpent  about a fortnight in tho Island hotel, a -  very, stately and picturesque hostelry.  They awaited there the arrival of their  heavy baggage from Berlin, audita contente  afforded some indication as 16 their tastes.  The Crown Piince had his violin and hie  collection of coins, while his brother,  Prince Eitel, was enthusiastically - busy  with his scrap album.- But their favorite  amusement seems to ho playing with tip  soldiers. Close upon a hundred boxes of  soldiers were in the baggage. ��������� With these  they amused thbinsolves tho'live-long day,  building castles, fortresses, and armies,  infantry, and cavalry, and artillery all in  their proper place.  TUB TWO   HOYS  are aiwa/rdressedabke,8ometinieoin white  flannel and,white feU hats, and sometimes  in navy blue sailor costume with nicKer-  bockers, blf.ck stockings, dogskin gloves,;  and straw hats. They both seemed to dislike being stared at. The Crown Prince  showed resentment while at Constance, when  loo much attention was paid him. Nothing  delighted them* bo much ,as the devices'  adopted by their attendants and by tho  management of the hotel to prevent.the  future subjects of the Crown Prince from  getting even a glimpse of tho Imperial boys.  Indeed,thoy seemed,to look upon the publio  almost in the light of an ei*e'my, and to  thoroughly enjoy everything done to dis-'  gruutlo it. .t ;  In spite .gf- his diminutive stature and  delicate physique, the Crown Prince seems  to be a brisk little fellow���������fuir.haired and  thin, the very image of his father, both in  feature and manner, copying his father's  military wo'ggcr and peculiarities of gesture  in the most entertaining fashion. Prince",  Eitel, who,althougha year younger, weighs-  close upon 100 pounds,and is much broader  aud taller, resembles his .mother. His hair  is dark, and so are his eyes. Until his lockB  were clipped he was really a beautiful boy,  his e3'C8 being sometimes dreamy,and sometimes lighted up with a sparkle of misohief,  "of whioh he ia'a perfect little demon. ��������� ���������*    ���������  ,   LOQUACITY AND OLD AGE.    ���������  f.  ������  I'iics Sliicli Talk ln������lin-c tons l.lCe. ? Inter-  " eHling Speculation* from, Stall sties of  Frencli Ceiiteuiurlnns.  In France a census of centenarians has  just been taken, and the tabulation showf ���������*  213 persons iu that countrywho are over a  hundred years" of age. Of this number only  sixty-six are men, or less than one third.  Au amusing coinmont^on this has been going  tho rounds in,, Paris to the effect that the  reason for this surprising comparative long-  ''���������  e'vity ot women ia their proneness to talk  and gossip at every conceivable opportunity.  Constant chattering, it is said, leada to the -  active circulation of the blood! and* thus1'  renews the tissues' of the body daily and  renders the frame particularly strong.  In all seriousness, however, have several  French physicists taken up this,matter,  and they haveicoihe'to the conclusion that  the reason so mony more women have  attained a greater length of lifo than men  is' because they have passed through less ,  turmoil and trouble, and havo had a more t  calm and less impassioned existence. Oue  case in poiDtis that of an old lady who died  recently in the Haute Garonne,havinglived  150 years. She is supposed to .have been  the oldest woman of modern times, and all  her life was spent peacefully in a hamlet in  thia district. The closing decade of her lifo  she was fed on goat's milk aud cheese., In  the last few years of her existence her body  became attenuated to , an'extraordinary '  degree and her skin came to .resemble  parchment.  Tho French centenarians are, as -a rule,  of the loweBt class of society aud extremely  poor. ^,   A Corn-Husk Door Mat.  A vory strong and serviceable door mat  may be easily mado of corn husks. Soleor.  the husks next to the ear, soak iu warm  water a few hours to soften them, take a  few husks, placo tho larger ends together  and tio with a strong cord ; then divide  into three parts to form a braid. When  braiding continue to insert more husks,  always inserting thelarger ends first,Iraviug  aboutli inches protruding from the braid.  Whon finished tho upper side of bruid  should bo one continuous row of ends, The  length of braid depends upon tho size of  tho mat de-iired. It can be fahaped either-  round or square. Sew together upon tho  undermde with strong cord. The husks  may be dyed to suit one's fancy if preferred  or allowed   to retain their natural color.  Right in Line.  How do you liko my new trousers t  Aie tii'-y ci'bii-tm made ?  Tni r i':fi-*' 4 nte.  Sable Island Ponies.  The origin of the Sable Island ponies has  long been a mystery. Some say Cabot landed the fathers of the raco on the island,  while others say it waa the Vikiuga of old.  Mr.'J. Parsons', who has been on the island,  writes in the Halifax Herald in favour of  tho latter view, and he goes on to tell of  how tho ponies are captured for shipment  to Halifax. -Ho says:���������"I was roused at  dawn with the words: 'Thoy a>e1 driving  in the first gang ;' and ip a few minutes L  was hastening from tho house -some two  hundred yards to the 'look out,' whence I  saw dark objects moving over tho easterly,  hillocks. Soon could be distinguished nine  wild ponies, racing hither and yon, but kept  well together and trending west by aid of  twelve men- on horsobaok (native ponies  that Beoir.ed to enjoy the fun as muoh as  thc men on their backs) behind them with  long whips and stentorian voices, Acoriiil'  twenty-two yards diameter, strongly enclosed, with a branch fonco extendi*]**: from  one side sonic 75 yards, made it not unlike '  a fish trap or weir, into which hy judicious  driving and heading, tho gang was safely  lodged, and the riders were oil for another  gaii;,' of twelve which tho boss had loomed,  mid which in an hour, despite most desperate cfl'ot-ts to break away," wero all safely  corralled with tho first gang."  Called a Youngster at 70.  Mr. Gladstone ia in tho best of health;  showing unusual activity, oven for him.  He speut moat of last week visiting Lord  Norton at Hams Hall, near Birmingham.  A crowd gathered at the station and cheor-  ed the "Grand Old Man.". He extended  his hand to one of tho men and gave him a  hearty handshake.  "How old are you ?" asked Mr. Gladstone.      '  "I am seventy- years old," was tho  reply.  "Why, you youngster I" replied Mr.  Gladstone, laughing heartily.  Kleptophotography.  jIc_,Seo that nico looking chap ovor  there 1  She���������Of course I do. Would I miss anything like that?  He���������Well, you want to watch him : he'll  take anything in sight.  She���������f'ir.ciou.'j.    Is he a klcp'.om-vniac?  He���������No ; he's an amateur oi'.itot-i.'.pnof. THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.  CUIiREA'T KOTES.  While there is the grave apprens'on that  tbe advent of the new woman will not  cause  any bluish feeling on the matrimon-  , iai board of trade, there are multiplying  evidences that when the new woman does  get married she will want to execute the  contract in a businesslike  way  and   will  ��������� want to look at ihe abstract of title herself  to see that there are no errors in the  instrument of conveyance. She will be  satisfied with nothing short of a quit  claim'deed, and there ,must be no encumbrances on the property.  All   this is very   commendable.   It   is  pretty   generally   agreed    that   marriage  contracts have been executed more loosely  than all other contracts.   A man generally  pays more attention to, the stipulations in  lease  of   his   faim than   he does   to the  connubial   negotiations   of  his   daughter.  But, after all, there ia a delightful sentimentality - investing  the marital compact  that must not be  marred or destroyed by  tho puicly commercial phase of tho transaction.     There  must be a certain amount  of cooing and billing���������although the latter  is, generally    a   postnuptial,  experience  Society'haa some claims upon these candidates    for   hymeneal    ecstacy,    and   the  slippery    tODgue   of   Gossip   must    have  something   with  which   to   lubricate  its  oscillations.     The relatives must be dined  and the friends must be permitted to offer  the   usual  testimonials of- esteem in the  cahape of all sorts of useless  bric-a-brac.  The   newspaper (.reporters  must   also ,be  permitted to work off the usual, lie's about  the  bride being  "beautiful   and   accomplished"   and   the   customary   platitudes  about the groom being, " a young man of  great   promise"���������although   many .of, his  pecuniary promises may yet remain unfulfilled, i       i ('  THE ��������� LION'S. CLAW:  The naval Lieutenant Julisn de Rhe had  returned from Cochin-China in a sad state,  and when, after three months of illne3a in  tbe family mansion, he became convalescent  and was able/to walk up and down the  terrace on the" banks of tho Loire between  his' mother and sister (how tenderly these  dear women had cared for him) the young  man felt rather an alarming chill steal over  him at the first cool autumn breeze. ���������  "Go and pass the winter at Pau," advised  his physician. "The climate is mild, but  not too warm, and is extremely soothing in  itself. It will agree with you admirably,  and in three months you can return to your  mother completely cured.',' ''  That is how Julien happened in the  middle of November to bo leaning from his  window at the Hotel Gardere gazing at the  Bubli.nu spectacle of tho Pyrenees and  Hmokiug the cigarets of convalcaence,  which have something of the flavor of those  first ones we smoked iu secret' in our  youth.      i A  "Truly,, truly Pau i3 full (������ pretty women," 'remarked the young man the first  time ho strolled out on the Place Royal in  the sunshine to listen to the military baud  and look at the statue of good King Henry  in his troubadour's costume.' Though he  was  neither a libortine1 nor a dandy the  1,  Iy in the whirlwind of the waltz or pressed  too tightly tne hand she held frankiy out  lo them.  Juhen, the delicacy of whose instincts  gave much penetration to hie mind,for often  the most innocent are the moat discerning,  discovered, the .real loyal heart that this  unfortunate girl posse-sed. Doubtless he  loved her for her beauty, and his head  swam when in' a pauss in the dance she  leaned against him in all the splendor of  her beauty, her golden red hair, and her  black eyes ; her'face the tint of'the rosy  clouds of sunset; .intoxicating him with  starry'eyes,with her breath perfumed wilh  violets. But he also loved her, and, more  than all, for her troubles, that she hid ao  proudly.  ] Marry her! Yes, and carry her away way to pittsbur^  irom ner .perilous surroundings, bear ner  away with him to his mother, who was a  saint iu his eyes, to let her breathe the  invigorating pure air of real home life���������to  save her, in a word. Such was his dream  aud  his   only   dream.  ' He even   thought  LOOKM 10*1 HEE JUfflE  MRS MAHER IS THE GREATEST WO-  '   MAN TRAMP.  For Thirty Venrs Slip Iliw Wnmlereil Alton t  the Country. Ylu'ling Important Cllieii  ���������Touch orrtiilioH tn Her lire.  Mrs. Maher, known to railroad men all  over the United States and Canada as the  woman tramp.passed through Erie, Pa., a  few days ago on her way east. This was her  second visit to Erie this season, she having  passed through the city last March on  her  Mrs. Maher, who is now about 60 years  old, is one of the strangest characters living. She has been tramping for the past  thirty years, and in that time has traveled  sometimes .mat Olga   divined   his  Becret   *"��������� distance more than the equivalent or five  wish, and when, lit Mme, Babarine's 6  o'clock teas, when Olga treated iier admirer  with boyish frankness, she gave the young  sailor his cup of Russian tea, he fancied  he saw in the deptlm of the young girl's  ,eyes a sweet, faint light that seemed to  respond to his generous" pity���������his infinite  tenderness.,  times around the world. Winter and sum  mcr, good weather and bad,she is continually on the go, and she probably will keep  on tramping until s he falls dead by the  roadside.,  There is a p������th*)t,to side to tho woman's  strange life.   For fhe last twenty years she'  ���������  '       '*>   ,       .    ,,      ' ,      .,', ' has been searching for her son Jimmie.who  "Yes, madcmoise le.  my sick leave ex. , ���������-'  piros in eight days. I shall leave Pau to. was stolc������ or r8D ���������*y fr������nl her'Y 1������������ b������y  morrow and go to Toulon, where I shall was 14 years old when he disappeared and  pass a few days with my sister; then from had been tramping with his mother for about  there 1 go to Brest, where  I am  aide-de-   ten yeilre> Tho2e wl)0 knew hi[n gay he wag  has been from Maine to California.and  knows the railroads like a book,"  When Mrs. Maher was in Erie the other  day sha wore rubber boots,a Binall shawl  over her head and a large one over h'er  shoulders.  "I am not able to go as far now as I was  iD my younger days,"' she said, "but I can  make five miles a day yet withoutany trouble. Years ago I often used to go as much  aB fifty miles a day. You see, 1 would get on  the passenger trains and make the conductors oarry me until they stopped. Yes, I  have easily averaged ten miles a day for the  last thirty yeare.and that is about five time.".  the distance around the world. I have been  in every city of prominence in the United  States and Canada, und can tell you all  about the different railroads throughout the  country. Some day, when I find Jimmy,  I'll Battle down'to rest.but not before  then."  HOHESPLHIBIIOYBD  UNUSUAL OPERATION PERFORMED  ON' AN ATHLETE.  ICYCL^... NOVt   AND   NEXT  YEAR  Tlio, Wheel of ihe KiKiii-i- *������iay lie ot Wooil  ,-���������111  8ort<-,4ir. I'i-i>i>li.-cleH, but   Little  Ite--o:i������l Conjc<-lure. '  ' A new woman in a Southern, State, has  Just met these demands in a romarkably  clever manner. She and her prospective  partner in the connubial enterprise appeared before a ..justice of the peace, where the  matrimonial contract was executed with all  the cold and busmess-like formality of a  legal transaction. Being a member of a  select social circle, however, she , realized  that society had certain just and reasonable  claims,and she met them with all the clever  . * .,   ���������  ' discernment and adaptability  ot the  new  womau. She, had a fashionable church  wedding. Society put on its best clothes,  Gossip chewed the sweet cud of more or  less silly comment, the immediate relatives  covered them with fulsome adulation, the  reporters racked their brains for new adjectives, and the nuptial kDot was tied for  a second time, but this time by a fashion-  able, high-priced clergyman, accompanied  with all ,\ the ceremonial trappery of the  church. ' The action of triia young lady  will have a tendency to disabuse society of  the idea that the new woman is going to  destroy all the poetry and sentiment iu'our  life.  The National Society for Women's Suffrage  has   made  a list of the members of  parliament who havo announced themselves  as favorable to the causer   The list com-  , prises 222 men, 130 of whom are co'nserva-  tives, twenty two liberal-unionists, sixty,  eight liberals, and two nationalists. Among  them are included such  men  as. the two  Balfours, Sir John Gorst.Justin McCarthy,  Sir Stafford Northcote.Mr. Courtney,Sir F.  Lock wood, Sir Jo"hn Lubbock,  Sir A.  K.  Rollit, Mr.  George Wyndham, andvmany  others almost as well known     A bill extending the suffrage will doubtless be offered,'as it has  been  at  every  session  since  iS67,when John Stuart Mill championed it.  ^and the chance for its passage seems excellent at this distance. The bill introduced by  Sir A.K. Rollit in the 1892 parliament was  advanced to  second   reading,   when   Mr.-  Gladstone fulminated his celebrated pamphlet against it, causing it to be thrown out  by   175   votes   to   152.    Mr.   Gladstone's  chivalry was less (or greater) than'that of  his old rival, for'Disraeli voted with the  minority in one memorable parliamentary  tattle with the suffragists.  young sailor resumed  life gayly and wore  jauntily his now  cap and uniform with its  three golden bars and the  rosette  of the  Legion   of, Honor'  that   his   mother  had  brought proudly,to  bis bedside���������when it  looked as if it would only be placed on his  coffin.    He was very glad he had   come to  Pini.   How ex'quiaite it all was I The warm  rays- of tbe  sun, the azure sky,   the vast  country about, the distant amphitheater of  hills, whose snow-covered tops reached to  heaven.    It was very  arriusiug to circulate  in   the 'cosmopolitan   crowd   among, the  beautiful  strangers and  hear tho different  anguages���������like the song of  many birds in  a cage. ,, , ^ (i  There were soma sad sights too. A  young Englishman, half dead with con.  sumption, whose attendant pushed him  around in a wheel chair, and <who looked  out from his multitude of wrappings with  languid.* eyes, and who wore'"a black  respirator over his mouth,, caused a pang  of pity. But such is man's' egotism that  after the first feeling of pam Julien remembered what a'sadsight - ho presented when  he landed at Toulon���������as thin as a skeleton,  with chocolate-brown circles undor hiB eyes  ���������and, behold, here he was almost well !    .  So, breathing in great mouthsful of the  balmy air, th9 warm sun permeating his  being with its radiance, carefully dressed,  freshly shaved, proud of his decoration,  Julien de lllie felt the joy of'merely living  as he strolled along, throwing'.small bits  of silver to the beggars, slackening his pace  to look at the pretty women-who'crossed  his path, and finally stopping to watch the  rosy little girls -with blacre stockings* and  flying, white skirts who danced around a  big tree, in the center of tho Place Royal  to the music of the military band.  Did not everything point to a love affair?  Love struck our happy convalescent like  a  stroke of lightning  the'day he   beheld  Mile. Olga Bajjarme,' the beautiful Russian  aide-decamp to the   Prefect Maritime, and   in a ,    , ,   ,   .  . t,   , ,      .      ,  year or eighteen months I go to'sea again." , a remarkably bright lad.having been laugh.  They weie alone in a corner of the hotel ' the common branches  of  education by his  reading-room nearanopen window, through . mother as they tramped across tho country  which they could bee the evening sky  pai- 1 to������e'}jeri  pit'atinc with a million stars. r mi       '   , - ,       , ���������  "Good-by, then, and bon voyage," Baid |     li"e employes o: nearly every railroad in  Olga in her frank young voice, "but I huve'j the  country have seen   or heard'.of Mrs  a tavor  to .ask M.   de Rhe.    You know j Maher.    She is   well-known  that lion's claw mounted in a circie of ^old  that you wear  on  your chain ?    Well, ,1  waut it.    It came  from'a   lion that you  killed in*Afriea, didn't it?    1 am a kind of  a   wild   animal and-that jiiBt  Biiita   me.  Give it to me and I will keep it to remember yon by."    Julien detached the trinket  and gave it to,the young girl; then suddenly takinc hor  hands  in   both his  he Baid  The strength of the women in this par.  liament will depend largoly upon the in.  terestof Mr. A. J. Balfour in their cause  Time haa shown that u zealot for reform  in opposition may regard the matter with  entirely different eyes as minister of the  government. At the samo time,the standing of the suffragists must ho admitted to bo  better than ever before. Tho great point  in their favor ia that a very considerable  number of women of high etution demand  the right to vote.  The Force of a Cyclone.  Careful estimates of the force of a cyclone, and the energy required to keep a  full-fledged 'hurricane in active operation  reveal tho presence of a power that makes  the mightiest efforts of man appear as  nothing iu comparison. A force fully'equal  to 473,000,000 horse power was estimated  ae developed in a West Indian cyclone.  This is about fifteen times the power that  is creatablo by all tha means within the  range of man's capabilities during the same  time. Were strain, water, windmills and  thc strength of all men and all animals  coiibined, they could not at all approach  .the ucmendous force exerted by this terrible storm.  alight from her horse in front of the Hotel  GusBion, where she lived with her mother.  It was about five o'clock in the afternoon  and she was returning from the fox   hunt.  The . five or six  red-coated admirers who  accompanied her crowded^ eagerly to assiot  her to alight.    She sprang into the arms of  the firBt comor, and instantly strikiug the  table with.the handle  of her   riding whip  she ordered a glass of fresh milk,and draw,  ing it in at a single draft she stood,   her  slack riding habit showing to perfection her  finely-molded goddess-like figure,  her  red  gold hair escaping in curls from the man's  hat she wore mid falling about  her  shoulders. She laughed, holding the empty glass  in both hands���������satisfied,almost intoxicated,-  with the fresh   drink,   two  mustaches of  cream in the corners of her  rosy lips  and  the 'setting' sun shedding a   golden  halo  about her   lovely   head.    Then   suddenly  growing serious  she set down her  empty  glass,  bowed  lightly, disdainfully, to the  group of  rod coats, and   walked into   the  hotel, .striking her riding,skirt 'with her  whip.  Three days after Julien,de Rhe,who  had passed the whole time in saying to his  acquaintances,   "Who is she ? I am wild  over'her I I adore her," etc., was presented  ���������not   a   vory   difficult    matter���������to'   the  Babarine ladies, and formed a part of the  crowd of tho lovely Russian's admirers.  Had she any family ? Her father���������Oscar  or Christian, to whom Mme. Babarine constantly alluded���������had been dead several  years end her father according to law, the  Russian Count, seldom noticed her.  Entirely ruined, he had no other meanB of  existence than his gun afforded, and lived  only to gait pri/.es at pigeon hunts, like a  sort of civilzed " Baa de Cuir." As to the  Countess, in spite of her periodical maternal attentions that jarred on, the nerves  and had a falsoring lo every one of those  porfectly Belfish, absolutely egotistical  people that never think themselves in tha  wrong, and during a time when Olga had  typhoid fovcraml for eight days lay at the  point of death she never once forgot, while  watching over tho child, to put on ber  oiled gloves that slio wore at night to  protect her hands.  Julien de Rhe heard all these things  when he was'enrolled in the flying squadron that constantly surrounded Miss Olga  Babarine, and he began to love madly this j  singular and perplexing girl who looked  straight in his eyes the day that a common  friend inttoduced theyounc naval officer,  and said as she lighted an Eg} ptian cigarette :*" " Ah ! it is you who are in love  with me. Good morning, sir.", Then she  gave him a hearty hand shake���������like a  man. ,   '*  softly   aud ardently:    "I  love ,you;  will  you be my wife ?" ,   "  Olga drew her hand softly away, still  keeping the lion's claw, then, folding her  arms on her breast, she looked M. de Rhe  full in the face with no apparent emotion.  "No," said she at last; "no. You are  the first man that has ever told me that  frankly and honestly, and for that very  reason I refuse." '   ��������� . *  "Olga !" cried Julien in a changed voice.  " Listen," she said, interrupting, him by  a gesture, "and understand why I say no.  tIt is because I am not worthy of you, and  should only make you unhappy. "You know  that letter of your sister's that you com-  plaiued-of losing.    Well, you   dropped it  here, and I picked it up and read it.   Your  sister replied to your confidences about me.  I have long divined your feelingai    She rejoiced���������simple, innocent child that she is���������  but  iu   terms   that made me comprehend  how deep, how terrible, is the ..difference  between a real young girl and ine., In rsad-  ing  this.letter,   so   full  of  intimate  and  touching"1 dettils, I saw as it  were   your  family,  your home, full.of honest people,  where no one but an honest woman should  enter.    Thr.nk God,  M.'Rhe,-  for  giving  you a mother of whoso gray hair you cannot think without a delicious  emotiontof  love rising in the depths of your heart.    I,  too,   have   a   mother.    I,- too���������but I am  compelled lo  judge  her.    You'thave only  seen  her ridiculous side, but I know  her  better.    If you should ask my hand of her*  she would refuse you because'your position  is too humble���������your fortune too small. My  mother   has  decided that I shall  make a  ������rand     marriage    or    else���������or    else���������she  will   find   something    else '.for    mc.    O I  I   have had  experiences  for  a girl.of   18.  It ia horrible, is it not, but it is true. That  is, why we spent last winter  at Nice, last  summer at Scheveningen, and why we are  now at Pau.    That is why we roll like pebbles from one part of Europe to the other,  ���������why we Bleep only  on inii beds,   and dine  to, engineers  and trainmen on all of the trunk lines.a'nd,  as she makes annual trips, her coming is  looked for from year to year.1 She passes  over the same roads about the same time  overy year, and for a week before she puts'  in her appearance the railroad boys are 'on  the 'lookout. .*,-",  , Mrs. Maher was born ?n County Roscommon,Ireland. Her maiden name was Walsh.  When,she .was 20 years old she came to  America', 'and lived for a few years at  Buffalo, *N. Y., as a,, servant in a hotel.  From there she went to Toronto, where  she met James Carey, a plumber.  '.     ,   SOUGHT HY THE BOYS.  "I was what you would call a good-'  looking girl in those days," said the old  woman,' "and the young fellows were all  crazy about me. I was married to Carey  and we lived together until the war broke  out. Carey was anxious to be a soldier,  and he joined a regiment at Buffalo. He  was lulled on thefield of battle,leaving me  with a little boy to'care for. He was named  James, after his father; but I have always  called him Jimmie. I lost him twenty  years ago, near Cleveland, but I think I'll  find him before I die. He must be a" .fine  young man now, aud may be he's married  to some farmer's daughter. I could pick him  out of a million, he, had such lovely blown  eyes, aud he had his father's nose."  As near as can be learned it was about  1S65 that Mrs. Ma,her started from Buffalo  on the tramp with little Jimmie, who was  then 4 years old. In the fall of that year  she first made her appearance in Erie, and  it was noticeable that her mind was aiiect-  ed. She had brooded over the death of her  husband in the war until her reason had  partially fled.. At times she was, rational  in her talk, but' she had that peculiar  gleam in her eyes usually found in an insane  person. Those who remember Mrs.Maher's  'first visit to Erie say she, was a woman of  evident refinement. She was'interesting  in conversation, and the people' marveled  at; her ability tb talk on most any sub-  ject.--  A year later Mrs. Maher was again seen  in Erie. * She said she had been so far west  as Chicago, and had also visited Pittsburg,  Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Detroit and other  large cities. She carried a basket on her  arm, much like the one she had   when  she  The flood of inventions *. . is being  poured into the bicycle market ia'almost  unprecedented. Bicycle tires,gears,lamps,  stands and every part of a bicycle have been  used as a basis of experiment.  . A   clever  Canadian offered co a manufacturer a  neat  i  and    practicable   little   device    to  make  bicycles stand.    It could,   ho said, be carried on every wheel, and ho wanted   a roy.  alty.    He   was met by the   response* that  bicyclists' wr'e stripping-their wheels of  every ounce of BuperlluouB weight,and that  in   the struggle   for lightness, many men  went so far as   to   leave  the tool baga off  their wheels, and in case of breakdowns ou  tho road they depended on kindly disposed  bicycliBts who carry theirs along. " Several  devices have been invented for1 facilitating  the'manufaoture of wheels.    It it said that  the woman's machine is a difficult thing for  the maker to,produce and keep up to date,  for the,reason that the,improvements are  'being made at  a rapid rate, the needs of  the woman *bicycliat  being   better understood.    Saddles are turned out at a terrific  rate by a new machine.    One machine cuts  the leather into assorted  sizes.   These are  passed into   another   machine, and   when  they appear again they are complete,    The  hub, washers,  spoke nipples   aud 'all  the  other small   parts are handled'separately  ,by skilled men.    One authority "maintains  that  the wheel, of   tho future  will  be. of  wood, and believes that tho hickory bicycle  will lead all others in popular favor. There  are all Bort3 of prophecies as to next year's  bicycles, but so   far there   is, little beyond  conjecture:      What is   announced is that  the     wheel.   will    be     heavier   cby     a  few pounds ,and   vastly   stronger. *   The  tendency is to reaction against   the lightness  and flimsmess of wheels that can not  stand wear and tear.      It is clso said, that  the wheels .will have a   greater diameter,  aiid the tire will   be about   one-half larger  than that now   in use.      This   increase in  the size of the tire  will   be mainly   in the  thickness oftlhe rubber tubing, whicli will  lessen the  liability   to puncture ; six-ply  rubber will not tear vas readily   as two or  three-ply.     Makers are looking to expend  their skill on lessening friction and increasing speed. v Although  the coming wheel is  tc be heavier, it will probably carry a rider  much farther   upon a like   expenditure of  physical energy  than the wheel of to-day,  and moresafely. A large Western syndicate  is' to put wheels on the   market   next year  for S30 each.      This cheap   wheel will increase   the   number- of   ridera,   for many  persons   will   buy   it,   and   thus become  prospective' purchasers   of   a    wheel that  will last, who would not learn to ride for  many years yet if they were compelled to  pay standard prices.  only actable d'hotes. My mother has nearly J first passed through Erie, the year before  been a royal Princess, you understand, and j In this basket she carried   a small  teapot  that is why she has given ine to understand  since* I was 15 that I was destined to be an  Archduchess at least,' even if it waa a left-  haoded alliance.  " What I marry a simple gentleman���������  nearly a commoner ! In your eyes���������I derogate���������I inspire you with disgust, and 1 om  so ashamed ! Do not protest. No, you cannot wish tp take to_ your mother, as your  fiancee, as your wife, one who has so  much stain upon her. And then I am only  an ��������� objet de luxe,' costly and worthless,  whom you do not need and who would not  bring you happiness. Beside*", I do not  love.you. 1 love no oue, l Love is one of  the things forbidden me. Adieu, Monsieur  de Rhe. Rise and go awaj' without a word,  I beg you. Only leave me your lion's claw,  will you not ? It will recall to me an honest  man to whom I acted as an honest girl. Say  nothing to me, and let us part forever.  Adieu I"  Tnree years after the Bteamship Du  Conedic, returning from Senegal, stopped  at the Canaries for mail. The baggaee-  maBteV entered the officers' saloon and laid  apickageof papers on the tahie. Julien  de Rhe undid trie packet of Pans journals  nearly th'iee weeks old, and under tho  head' of "Arrivals and Departures" read  the'following lines  H.  and some provisions that kind-hearted  people had given her. ,^She still carries a  small basket and a teapot, and they look  as if they had done service' a good many  years.  K.NKW ALL RAIL MElN;;,    ',  Mrs.  Maher.alway.i made it   a point   to  get acquainted with the section meu along  the different railroads, and it was   in   this  way she met "Michael  MaKer, her  'second  husband.    Maher was'a section   hand   on  the Lake Shore Road   at Conneaut, Ohio.  The woman tramp   and "her boy -Jimmy  catne upon the gang   of  seotion   men   to  which' Maher belonged   one day  at noon  while they were   eating   dinner.    Mother  and aoii were'faint and hungry from a long  tramp, and M ilitr took pity on them. , He  shaied hie dinner with them, much to the  enjoyment of the other men.'   The foreman  of tiie gang said in a joke that ho thought  the woman would make Maher a good wife.  The laughter that this remark  caused was  joined in by Maher and tho woman. When  the noon hour waa   up   and tho   men   had  gone   back   to   their tamping   bars   and  shovels, Maher asked tho   foreman   if   he  could lay olf that afternoon.    He said   he  had decided to marry t.ho tramp   woman,  and within six hours she was his wife.  After a few weeks the old love of freedom  Cive. Promise of It^nltlnz **ucce������srally  llioiisu It   (-(MiernUy   U.iullit Fatally  '    -nTlie lto in ii u, J'mcti.eil It.  Jnusual interest is attached to the sue-  cci<s of a surgical operation, extensively  practised by the ancient Romans, end performed at the Charity Hospital, on Black-  well's Island, New York, the other day.  lt was tho removal of the spleen of William Mertons, an Erglish amateur crosscountry runner, who recently landed in  this country.  He came over to challenge -America's  non professional cross-country, talent, but  about a week after his arrival waa seized  with the most exhausting puiiia in hia left  side whenever he attempted to run any  distance.  The Englishman remembered reading,  in an old work on Roman outdoor aporta  that it waa the custom of the Roman run-  nere to' have' their spleens removed, and  that the ancient anatomists and surgeons  diacredited the organ having any important function in connection with the operation of human* mechanism.  It seems to be a fact that 'the Romans  believed tho spleen to be the seat  of tho sudden sharp pains in the left  side, now generally supposed to be cauaed  by general^ over-exertion. Old medical  works searched at the different hospital  libraries give evidenco of the* practice, in  Rome, and say that, so far as is known,  thore were no ill effects resulting from the  loss of the organ.      '        '"'. '  MODEKNS DIFFER.       '!; '  . Modern anatomists differ,however. They >  seem to have found tho offico of the spleen,  although there is a wide difference of opinion regarding the advisability of removing  'it when found in auch a diseased condition  as Mertons's waB. Some.surgeons refuse to  perforin the operation, while others still  cling - to the old' idea that the peculiar,  spongy, oval-shaped organ's particular mission in life is still a mysto'ry, and thac  therefore its removal cannot be harmful.  In spite of this reasoning the operation is'  very seldom performed now,'as tiie records  of modern surgery relate ff.w successful  cases, though the  patients  have   lived for,  periodu ranging from' several  week's to sir  or eight months. Dr. Charles B. Heith.who  operated on Mertons, believes the   failures,  were the result" of  general  abdominal exposure instead of the absence of the organ.  ��������� The young English challenger iias, however, survived the  ordeal of tho knifo.   Ho    "-  haB the advantage of having been otherwise  in excellent physical ^condition when laid  upon   "/he   operating    table.    The   house  Burgeon reports' rapid improvement in his  heoltii and tho operator  is sanguine of tlie  result, even believing  Mortons will be enabled to re-enter  the  field  again,   as   the ���������  Romans did. ���������  MANY WATCHED IT. ��������� *!     ,  Many students and physicians  attended  tho   operation,   and extensive  arguments      ���������  wero   for and   against the practice.    Tho      ���������  patient    was   finally   brought   in   on    a  stretcher, , etherized  and . ready   for   the  scalpel. Mertons lay on his right side.and,  with  the athlete's  back toward him,   the  surgeon made an incision, just beneath the  libs, about three inches in length,carefully    ���������>���������  removing the membranes of the abdominal  cavity, and separating the spleen from them''  as he proceeded. "  Soon the entire organ was  exposed, audit was found to_be  much   darker than  its  Playing With a Python.  Mr. J. Cooper Chadwick, in his "Experiences in South Africa," says, that he was  once passing through a Dutch farm in the  Transvaal', when he went up to the house |  to see if he could buy some eggs. , In front  of the door stood a large barrel.   ������     *'  As I passed 1 carelessly tilted the barrel  up to'see what was underneath. I let it  down again promptly. A big python was  under it.  The Dutchman told me that he had shot  at it some months before, and wounded it  slightly in the head, whereupon it seemed  to become stupificd. He dragged it home,  extracted its fangs, and little by little it  had grown tame. " ~  Tho python,which meaRured sixteen feet,  was allowed to crawl about the"-place, at  night, and never attempted to get away or  to do any damage. In fact, the farmer  found it useful in killing rats and vormin.  By day it was kept under the barrel.  Tho children fed the snake and played  with it. I saw one of tho boys drag it out  and pour two bottles of milk down its  throat, and then give it six eg'gB. When,  the children teased it, it made a hissing  noise and reared upon its tail. '' They wero  not a bit frightened, but would catch hold  of it by tho head, and drag it along the  ground over their shoulders.'  normal tint.' When exposed (to tho ail  several minutes it began to give out a very  unpleasant odor. The operator, perceiving  this, announced his opinion regarding .the  previous open-argument on the case, by  claiming that had the'diseased organ remained'much longer in tho body " mortification would havo set in and death been ths  result..' Upon examination the men of  science'present agreed to this unanimously.  It took'but1 a few delicate strokes of the  scalpel to'sover all the spleen's connections,  and it was promptly withdrawn ��������� from the,  cavity.    The   wound   was   then, cleansed  up  with   an antiseptic solution and sewed  at its opening surface.-  The last time spleniotomy was preformed  in New York, it was attended with fatal  results.  No Long; Visits.  Mrs. Suburb���������You  don't  seem to have  manv visitors, Mrs. Meadow.  Mr.-.  Meadow���������No.      You see, I nnvor  keep a girl, and when my relation* come, I  expect them to help with tholi- i-.suwok.'  ���������������&������   Superior, Wis., ban a policeman that,  stum". c'i font fl inches in nii atoi.-kingi-d ft-i-t  and V"\ii*('������-".')"- pounds.  This bravo and honest sailor had legun to  love her very dearly���������the more that he had  understood and pitied her from'the first.  He wasnotdeceive-'. Olga was capricious,  badly trained, butahe was not a coquette  and she had a proud, frank heart. Who  knows ? Perhaps she felt the VAnity of her  troubled, pleasure-seeking life. It is certain  she judged severoly the young people who  circled about her ot the fox hunts and who  crowded arouud to write.their names on her  danoe programs in tho evenings., All admired her, no ono respected her, tor no one  had as yet decided to ask hor hand in marriage. .>o she treated them cavalierly  enough, leoalling them to their senses by a  sudden pull at tlu-ir bridle?���������beautiful Ami-  /on thai she isaj���������if tin v heid her too ciose-  Suabia, who is traveling iu meet incog  nito as the Count of Augeburgh, has beau  here since yesterday evening. An unfortunate accident occurred at the station  at the time of hia arrival. Thc Baroness  of Hail, who, accompanied by her mother,  the CounteBe Babarine, has made the voyage with his Majesty, lost a jewel of littlo  intrinsic value, but to which, it appears,  | Mme. Hall attaches a great price. It is a  simple lion's claw, mounted in a circle of {  gold. Mme. Hall has promised 2,000 francs  reward to the person who brings it to  her."  ' " Julien,-ta"ke care. You will forget  the hour'for your watch, my friend."  "���������'Ehanks,'.' said _Julien de Rhe, arising  .J8-from" a -dream and throwing down his  paper. *  .    ,  That night,tlie-helmsman, who was alone  on deck with the officer on duty, saw him  carry his handkerchief to his eyes several  times, although the fog and stinging wind  that causes the eyes to water had not yet  arisen.  Frightened Away.  true   that  the  old Jones place is  M. the King of j returned to Mrs. Maher,   and   she   again  started out with her son Jimmy to tramp  the world. , With thc exception of iho  short time that nho lived with Maher, the  woman has been wandering since she started from Buffalo thirty years ago.  James Suiison,  who   has   been' station  agent for tho Lake Shore Railroad Company  at Conneaut,   Ohio,  for   tho   last   fifteen  years, Bays ho has seen Mis. Mahor at least  onco a year since he has been there.  j     " I first Haw tho woman   twenty   years  ago, when I wue operator at' Girard, Pa., I  fifteen miles west of Erie," said Mr. Stin-  son.    " I Bhould say that she was at least  40 years old when I first   saw   hor.    She  then had tho boy Jimmy with her,   but I  saw him  only once.    On the next trip she  made over the Lake Shoro  she was  alone,  and she   told   me   that Jimmy   had boon  stolen from her near  Cloveland. '  ASHAMED oi' insLiru.  "I think tho boy was ashamed of tho lifo  he was loading, and ran away. I remember,  him as a very bright lad. His mother had  taught him to read and write and figure,as  .they, roamod tho country,and he had a bettor education than many young boys who  have had good advantages. On tho coldest  days in winter I havo seen  hor tramping  Is   it  haunted  It   used   to be,  but thoy  have a baby I along the railroad,and every time she passes  there now. - the station I say to myeolf that she can't    last much !onge,r. I have often talked with  Some men so dislike tho dust kicked up her.and the knowledge she has of railroads  by tne generation they belong to, that, be- ' is something wonderful. I believes ho has  ine unable to pass, they lag behind it,��������� ' traveled over every railroad of any import-  Hur.. . nuce in the United States and Canada, She  Truly   Stupid.   '  Thoextretne simplicity of the new soldiers  in old tunes in England, when tho pcinn-iiiH  did not knowcthe.r right.'foot fiom their  Ieft,i'iid consequently had to have a wisp of  hay tied around one foot, and of straw  around the other,so tiiat thoy might answer  to lhe commands, Huy foot, mi raw foot,  eceins to bo pre'.ty nearly equalled by that  of the modern continental recruit.  A French paper says that a new recruit  was undor instruction from thc sergeant as  ,to the points of compass.  If you havo tho norm in front of you,tho  east ut your right, and tho west at your left,  what have you at your back ? asked tho  sergeant.  My knapsack ! promptly unswerod 'the  soldier.  Mike's Devotion. ,    '  Kathlene���������It's littlo ye lovo me, or ye  wud niver slay away from me as yo did last  evening, jist because av a weo bit o' rain. -  Dudee Mike���������Sure it wore a pourin' down  floods, inavounie**n, but it wor not th' rain  thet kep ino away from th' loight av y'r  hivenly oyes.  Kathlene���������An' wot wor it ?  Dudco Mike���������lt wor th' lack av an umbrella.  Temperance   on  the  French  Plan.  In   Paris the first   French   temperance  society   has   just   been   founded   by 'Dr.  Legrain, ^ physician    lo   the Paris   lunatic  asylums.    Tho    society's   pledge,   . which  English  abstainers will remark  does  no1  eupoin total abstinence is as'follows :    "I  promise, firstly, to abstain entirely except  ou medical advice   from  brandy and   all  liqueurs.   Secondly,, to make use  only in  moderation of wine, beer or cider." It will be  interesting   to . sec   whether   the-society  achieves   better success than the   society  against the abuse of tobacco, whoeeinfiuonce  may he asserted to be nil.    Certainly  all  classes in Fiance are fast poisoning   themselves not only with  spirits, but, what is  oven worse, with essential oils such as those  found in absinthe, Vermoiiih  bitters, and  every ono of the eo-called diRestive liqueurs,  however sanctimoniously  distilled in convents. The whole Academy of Medicine is  agreed that all these picV-ine-upii are rank  poison, which must h-ad by degrees to   tho  degeneracy of the  race, hut we think  ic  tiiostdoubtful whether a pledge would havo  much effect on this fickle race. Most people,  moreover, would resent the loss nf free will  it entails.    Some remedy   will have some  day to be found for tho increasing drunkenness    and   criminality   through drink   in  France, but as yet one sees none. Legislation  has   just made   an   attempt to   dimmish  abseiithe drinking by incicasin/ the excise  duty, but tho financial cirotimstunces of tha  country prevent the tax being carried up to  prohibition point.  Very Likely.-  Mistress���������Bridget, didn't I hear the po  liceman kiss you last night? j  Bridget���������It's   loikcly,   mom.    Oi  totildf  hirn he'd bo afther distoorbin' thentighbors, j away with more than iVJOO.COO.GO-'  he's thatnoiBy. ' j fidh per year,  Seals fonsumb Lots of FIsh.  There are on the Pribyloff Islands to, the  southeast of Alaska probably l'rom'4,000,000  to 5,000,000 seals. Considering that each of  these will cat at least 10 pounds of fiVn por  day, the herd will con-mine 6,000,000 tons  of fish a year.' As some uatur.ilidis claim  that a seal will eat considerably mere than *  10 pounds per day, this estimate is doubled  by them. How expensive these seais are  will bo evi imt from the fact that tho .  amount of fidh coniumed in England per  year is less than 00n,0' 0 tons, which supply  was valued at about $30,000,000. At this  rating tho acala of thc Northern Pacific get   " -van-.1-of  tibtntir'Ajai, PAGE 4  THE KOOTENAY MAIL.  MORE CAPITAL FOR B.C.  A Big Syndicate Proposes  to Expose  Our Mineral Wealth.  ' F. S. Barnard, M.P., has returned  from England, where he went to  obtain capital to assist developing a  water power at Seymour creek, Vancouver, generating electricity .by this  -means with which to operate the street  railways and electric lighting in that  city, - and the internrbsm service  between the cities of Vancouver and  ' New Westminster. Tn this he has  been successful, 8"-00,000 capital being  raised for this purpose. It is proposed  to commence operations at once by-  placing the plant and beginning improvements.  But the most  important results'  of  Mr. Barnard's visit   to   England   arc  ,-detailed  in   the   following   interview.  .He   said:      "When  "in   England    I  thought it a  good  opportunity,   after  completing mv business in connection  with the Vancouner street railway,  to  try and  interest   the   moneyed   men  there in the   possibilities   which   this  , province .offered as a  field   for   investment in mines. . The   South   African  .gold fields seemed to engross' the   attention of   the, speculative   financial  .world,   but   finally   through    the   important house of ''Sperling &��������� Co.,   whu  are largely interested in   British   Colr  aiinbia and are anxious to  see  its   resources developed,   a   syndicate   comprising the leading financial und banking houses of   London,   Paris,    Berlin,  Amsterdam, Glasgow and Manchester,  was formed, for the purpose of exploiting and developing the gold    fields   of  ,  this Province.    I believe  this   to   be  .one of the strongest financial, combination, composed   of   Europeans,   ever  arranged for   such   a   purpose.    The  ���������capital of*the company backed by   the  syndicate ,is ������300,000, of which about  ������232,500 is now  practically, available  for "investment   here.   'The   arrango-  - ' ment effected   will,   however, ' be   the  means of introducing, in addition,   unlimited  capital.   ���������This   will   naturally  benefit the Province greatly, for where  ' *>ur mining operations result in proving  anyone, of. our   ventures   a, success,  capital for further operations'will 'flow  through-the same  channel.'    In  other  words, the company is a  parent   company',   formed'  for   th'e   purpose     of  exploiting, and developing  mines- and  placing them,  when justified,, on' the  '    European market. ' Within  tbe ,scope  ( of our operations is the  locating,   purchasing, developing   and    working   of  mines situated anywhere in  the Province of British Columbia,   selling,   disposing and in any    way. dealing   with  the same.    We are already developing  several properties, svhich show up very  ' -well and are- prepared   to   investigate  the merits   of   any   brought   to   our  ���������notice,    upon    winch    there   is   some  development.    As  managing  director  1 of the conipany I   propose   to   proceed  '   with the work of exploiting the   properties   already    acquired,    and.   Cecil  Slade, of London, a large  shareholder,  is here for the   purpose,   of   satisfying  himself and   his   associates    that   the  field for operating is   a   good   one.    I  am very much indebted to   the   Hon.  Mr. Vernon, the agent-general in London, for the   valuable   assistance    rendered by liini.     Mr. Vernon  has been  the means of inducing many others be  .sides those who are' interested   in   my  conipany to form small syndicates, and  send out mining experts to report   upon the mineral lesources   of   the Province, and   in   this   respect    alone   his  services   us   agent-general    cannot   be  ������o.ver-<j8tiiiiated."  FLOUR, PEED, FRUIT,  Produce and Vegetables,  HUTCHINSON BROS.  Front Street, Revelstoke.  Some of our prices;���������  Hay ~~. Ic per lb.  Oats lie pei lb.  Chicken feed He per lb.  Flour $2-50 per 100 lbs.  ' Shorts ,. $2j per ton.  Bran '..$20   "      "  Chop feed '...930   Potatoes $17   "      "  Onions.  ...2c pi  ���������r lb.  , NOTICE.  j,        -        _ii   Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply to , the Dominion Government, through its proper officer, for  the right to use for motive power the  stream running south through the  .C.P.R. and smelter townsite properties  in vicinity of Union Hotel and passing  by Sibbald's store���������in Itevelstoke,  B.C., not diverting it from its course.  L. A. FRETZ.   "- '    '  ,     ,J. C. SQUAREBRIGGS.  ���������Dated Revelstoke, Sept. 18th, 1895.  J. R. HULL & CO.  Wholesale    and   Retail  ��������� BUTCHERS.  Purveyors of High-class Meats.  -   REVELSTOKE, B.C.  All orders in our line will,Ik* promptly  .attended to.  .Mineral Act (Form I''".  Certificate of Improvements.  ��������� NOTICE.  -PI-VCIC PltlNCK MIXKKAL Cl.vA.IM.  _D Situ-ito in tbe Tiout Lake MuutiK IJiviuion  of' "Went Kootcnay Uihtrict. U here located :  six miles up Gainer ficcl*. 'I n kc noticethat I.  Herbert T. ThIrb. nBenl for \\ 'llmni C. }������w-  key, free niincPs cerliliuiilo No. at-MO. n tenil.  felXLV ClllV-i   IIUIII  tllU .ll"*  t.v..,,.,  ... .......^   Goltl C"oi!iiiiis-*loiierr--rnc-Tti'U-nleof inilirovo-  iiicntx, for thu --ur-JO-.o'of iibl.-iiiiin*: a Crown  Ki-ant of tlio above claim. '       .  And furl In rtako noti<;e. that advcn>c claims  niUHt bo "sunt to the Gold C'umiiiinMiiiior and  action commenced before thc issuanco of such  ccrtillcatoof iniiirovomoiilh.  Dated this thirtieth daj* of September, 1805.  As Others See Us.  Local and Personal Briefs.  i ' M  Mrs. John Hector, of Nakusp, is  visiting friends in town.  A mule belonging to Luforme's pack-  train was killed on tbe railway track  Thursday.  Thos.'Steeil has gone to Trail to  concluct the branch store whieh il. N.,  Cour.sii*r is opening there.  H. T. Twigg is applying for a  certificate of improvements, on the  Black Prince, in Tiout lake.  The steamer Marion, wliich lias been  laid up for repairs fm a week past,  resumed her regular trip yesterday:  Tbe flour'and feed store of lluleliinT  son Bros, is now open ancl ready for  business. They adverti-c'Aoine of  theii prices in another column. "  ,  I. S. Patterson bus succeeded .Sidney  Dmhain as book-keeperatthe sawmill.,  Mr. Durham goes to the t'rei-Iy creek  shingle mill in'which he  is  financially  interested.  i '  Ifete Ateim l,-iiin<-lied hi*- Louise M.B.  ou Wednesday and set sail for Arrow  lake tbe next nioriiing.,' Pete intends,  doing'soiiiething desperate this trip���������  locate a townsite, kill a bear,, or something.  The effects of the late Mrs. Mattlaw  and tbe late Pearl Henderson are bejng  sold by public auction to-day, at tbe  boiiM'formerly occupied by the* latter.  The effects consist of furniture, clothing, jewellery,-etc.  Vrs Howe, of Taeoma,' and Gus  iLuml aie applying for a lease of ono  mile of placi'r ground on Oni-nes creek.  They went 200 feel on each side of tbe  stream and propose to put "in the  winter there.  I\l iiicr.il Act, 1831, " Form F."  Certificate of. Improvements.  ,   . notice.  KING     WILLIAM     MI.VKRAI,     CLAIM.  Situate    in    tlio,' Trout    Luke x *l���������yK  Division   of  West   Kootcnay  District,    .lake  Notice    that I.  Hurry Abbott,  free  miners  'certificate Xu.53.14J, intend,  sixty  days  from  thc date hereof, to apply to the Gold   Cominis-  hioncr for a curtillcate* of  improvement-;,   for  the -jur-joee of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim. ..... ',  .  And fnrthiT take notiui*. that adver-c claims  nlU4 be sent to   tho  Gold   Commissioner  and  action commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvement-,.  Dated this seventeenth day of September,,180.1.  il. AHUU1 1.  -   ,   "HEALTH ACT, ,1893/'  NOTICE is heieby-given  that   "An  Act respecting tbe Public. Health"  is now in force, , and  'that   under   the  provisions of  the  said  Act  Alfred  T.  Watt, of the Cily of Victoria, Esquire,  M.D., has been appointed Secretary of  The Provincial Board of Health.  .' JAMKS BAKER,  ,       Provincial .Secretary,  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,       ' ,   ,  2(j-lt -       27th .September, 1S95. -    .  Iu  Administrator's Notice.  the  Countv   Court   of   Kootenay,  boldi-n at the East Crossing of  the  Columbia' River;  In tlie matter of .lames N. Fowler, de-  > ceased, and,      <  In the ni.itler of the Oflicial   Administrator's Act: dated the Fifth dav of  '    August, A.IJ.. 1SD5: ,   ,  UTPON READING   the  affidavit of  1     Alexander V.   "Mi-Arthur,    it   is  ordered   that    .r.-iun-s   Ferguson   Arm  strong,   Otlicial   Ailiiiinisti-.'ttoi- for the  Thc  first of   the   social   assemblies, ' County Com t.   District  or   Kootenay,  ,',.,     AA       r-   , ���������  ,      vv.;���������     ..oMilnct ' i-hall     be    .-iduiiiiis. ��������� aim-   <>*   ������'���������   **'"'  which     l\i.     Go.-di...     will     "H'duct     .n      ni.Uuitr(i.tiiU l.,wLll.l!!fl.iKi,ts������������������d  throughout the   season,   was   held   in , (.rt.*-itj,   (1j-   .l-uiii". N. Fowler,   late   ol  Bourne'.- Hall lasl night and p'rovedan    lllecillcwael. fi ee miner, deceased, and  iim-nnliHod Mice-***.    Tbe  nn.Mc,   floor    that this order   be   p.iblUhed    in   tbe  ,     , ���������   ,        ,    i tt   .. ,,M,���������V Kootenay Mail new-paper,   in   eacii  nnd other appointment  left   '"-'l'1"1*," ^ue thereof, for the   period   of   sixty  to he desired as. far a- tin* iiinnagement  was coiicei-iu-d. the result being that  those present 1 iiorongbly enjoyed the.  evt'iiitig's eiitei't.iimiieiit,. ,       ..  A citizen was. engaged at prayer in  his bumble abode Tbur.-day night, mid  some patting boy-, bearing tbe iio'-m-,  which to theme- snundi-d very Unhke  the diilc--t tone-, of a, reiigiou-.  devotee,  da v  Hi-ined, CLEMENT J.CORNWALL,  C.C..T.  The big   convention   of   tbe   North-j  westJHiW-..Association is holding   its I ^ ^^ ^ ^^ ^    ^  ^^  ���������session at Spokane  this  week     In   an j ,      ,The indignant citizen   for-  cXplana������.>ry artu-le, or,_t ,'   oeneflt  of i| devnti(ms ,(IIlg ,.���������ml)rh l(,   ,cid  ���������delegates   the  Aorthicrvt  Mining lir.- I "  view, of Spokane,  ha.s   the   following  regarding British Columbia :  "The name of Hriti.-h Columbia   bus  Jii'i'iiiiiethesynonym of mineral wealth,  and the t reus me chests  which  a- ivi.se  Providence     has     endowed   our   fair  neighbor   with   is   alluring   many     a  ' stalwart American  across  the   border  ,to partake of the liberal heritage.   Not |  complete with the   rich   gold   fields  of j  Ibe Cariboo and Cn.s-aii', nor yet   with  tin*   coal   measures   of   the   Niiiuiimo  district,   there   have   been   added    the  wonderful mineral belts uf t be I������ii-dcau,  J)uncnii,      Slocan, '    Salmon,      Trail,  "BiHMidiiry     Creek,    Rock    Creek,   and  .nl hi.-t.s:   some   of   them   so   near   (lie  borderline of VVasliingloii that.   W'.ihIi-  iiigloniaiis would   be   agreeable   to   a  .slight change to the northward, of the  liiiteinatioinil boiindnry.    The dcvelop-  n.i-nt. of the Slocan and  Trail   districts  lias been   rapid  and   tbe   mineral ' ex-.  [uised theie is inarvelous.    'J'lu- Mouud-  ury Creek district, though retarded   in  its development beu,ni*-e  no   transpor-  tjitifin is afforded, has not lain entirely  idle, and the or" i- both extensive   and  ���������rich, i������ gold,    silver   and   co]ipei'   audi  ������:eal is priiseiit in qnaiil ity and (pialily.  AH these districts deserve   more   con- >  didoration   and    encouragi'ineriL   from .  tb" local   and   dominion   governnient'i |  tliiin luis vet'"'I'll "hmvti.    It does  not .  require t\u> giviiiw of a --iiv.iphet to  des-I  /���������ein that British   Columbia   will   very |  >niui rank first   among   nil    the   prov-!  inci" of Canada, in the   production    of |  wealth."  the cont������������nt.s <>f a -diotgun after bi^  Uunientoi---. The itiiibiil.ini-e was not  eiilleil and no fatality bus been reported io the police.  The creditois and persons intrusted  in the estate of tbeabove named James  N. 'Fowli-i,1 arc requested within 00  dav.-of this dale to forward to me,  per iegi.-.tei-1'd letter, full pin ficulars of  tb.-ir claim-. ,niid after the ex pii.-ition  of such W) day-. 1 shall jiroceed with  Shi- distribution of Ibe esLitc having  i-Cirard only to Mich cl.ums a.- I ^shall  have no! i< e of.  I).iU-d at. U.m.ild. 8th August, 18!)5.  J. Fl ARMSTRONG,  Official Administi-atot.  H.N. COURSIER  CARRIES FULL LINES OF    '  .    ^**  Groceries,  provisions, flour, feed, miner's supplies, stoves,  tinware, granite ware', hardware, paints and oils, boots,  shoes; men's! women's and children's furnishings, ,dre.ss  goods and millinery.  Dressmaking in latest styles.  BBVELSTOK^,    .  IB-C  ������  X3SP  \4,', ij\  advice  Church Services To-morrow.  iti'V. Father Peyl.avin will c-elelu-.ile  , ma.-.- at 10:'fl) ii.iii. in Ibe Catholic  I chiiicli.  i Sitrvice-- will lie held in th" Methodi-i  church by Hev. J. A. Wfi������\ to-morrow  nioriiing and evening al 11 and 7.'*i.  Sinid.iy Hchoiil at 2.:a-.  Sei'v'u-e will be held at the Presbyterian Church to-morrow evening at 7:''������0  p.m. by Mr. Guthrie Perry. Sunday  School at '.I.  -l&*  TABLE  .Warded  Highest Honors���������"World's  Fair  Tlie A-1icroft fair was opened on j  Tin-day by .f. A. Mara. M.P., who I  ������dd:e-sed the assembled niiiltitiide on j  jigricnlt-mv and kiiulred sirhju'-tii, ,  - A Vancoiive,i-di'i������--/i.tch,-<Ial.erl Oct^lr  -i-^jnioilnces that the dioce.-mi i-.ynod of ,  "Kcw'-V.7estiNJ,i-i--l������r has been postponed  to Nov. 20. So, too,, has Bishop Dart's  ���������lecisioii as to the ."uggestc.d division of  fjji- ;wl>'Jii'iux>i>ry and j.ts /.'ndojy;;jcnt.   '  Shov/ing th*i Dates and flaci-s of Courts  of Assizii, rCsi   Prius. Oyer   and   '"--"  min-ir, an<l General Gaol Deliver  the year 1895.  I'"AI,r,, AHHI/.IW.  Tbtii'-d.iV. .2Ii!h September  .Mondiiv.   AMh Si-ptcmbi'i  ..Mondiiv.   . 7th October  ..Moud/iv      1 frIi October  .Friday I Ith October  ������ Wes(inin-ter  .   Wedlie.-day . . .fith  November.  \',nn-oiivei-:.,Monday. ..11th November  V'ntoria...   .Tut-d.iy.  .IHlh November  N.'in.nmo Tuesday.  .**"th November  those   about   to   marry  - DONT ���������-  But   if   you    MUST    marry  GO TO  why  tht  Post Office store and buy  complete stock of Gents  hand.,-   Shirts,    Shoes, and'  there.  your ' outfit  Furnishings    always    on  Suits   a   specialty.  ������ $     &' fk' A  ('linion  Kichlli-ld  K.linloop-  \'einoii  .  Lvttoii  N  Mlnurnl Acl, ". l-'orin I'A"  Certificate of Improvements.  t? K  notTce.  AHItOTT   MlSKIlAb   l'l,AI"Vl.   .S'liiiilrt   in  ouns     J\    tli.iTruiil. IjiIic MlnluK Divlslim  of Uest  Ter-'   KooUiniiJ l>Utrl������-l.   SVI>or������ Ii-'-hI������m1 :  <rti Ilailny  ..   for    fri-ik.   tak.-N-olloiill.itl.l,  I i.r.-y {\UI������..U. i.f  ' Viuifiinvi-r. lt.<"..   fi'i'f iiilm-r'H ciirllllciil*" N������>.  ,V! Ill, Inleiid. rtiftv iIhvh from tlif iliU'J liuri'iif.  toi-lililv lo IlinOiilil (fDiiimii.'-ltmisr for  n   <:i-v  tlllcaK-'of IniiirovwiiniilJ-.  for tin;  luirpnKc  of  oblninliiK ii Crown Kiiml, of I In- aliovu itliiliii.  Ami fiiiUi'ir Uko not Ice. llial ml vci-hii olulm*.  MiiiKt t,i; rti-nl lo lliu <*ol������l Coiiiiulsstoii'-r anil  iu-tIoii i-oinmciK.-'il liufi.n- Hie Iskiiiiihiu of sm:"  ccrtllluili- of |]i!|iui-'<;iii<-iiK  l>nt>-il Hill Uwll <lity of Mny. ''";'���������������������������,,,���������,   K^yi II. A Ills' Ml.  T.  L.  HAIG  NOTARY, PUBLIC  RKVKLSTOKE. B.C.  MOST PERFECT MADE.  A pure Girapc Cream of Tartar Powder.   Fres  from Ammonia', Alum or any other adultwant.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD.  COPYRIGHTS.  CAN I OIJTArM A   PATENT 9   Jot ������  rromot nniwor nnd nn Mvnett opinion, write to  M IJXN <te CO., who Imvo hnO nearlr llftj- yen*  oTpurlcnco In tlio pivtflnt bn������lne*i-i. t/jmmnnljn-  tlonn irtrlctly confldentlnl. A Han jliank of In.  formation conccmlnp- VtitenXn ftnrt bow to olf  tain them ������ont fr������������. Also n eatnlof-ue of maohnn-  Icnl ami nclontlflo booltB mint freo.  Patontii eakan t!iron������lt Muiin ft Co. rCM)lv������  fipccinl notlco In tho Hrlcntlflr, A ninrlriiii, iuiiI  limn uro hroiistht wlrtnly boforotho publlo without cont lo tbe iTivent/ir, ThU fplQi'dlil popor,  linmc-a weokly, elPRftTilly llliiiitrnlcil, biw hyfnr tlio  Ina'cil olrciilntlon of i������ny -icloritJilo work In Vn  ^...���������t.i      46',  * ....a*    ' Rnrnr.ln   fll.mnu HAnt I1-I.O.  .    Sninplo ooploii Bent ireo.  lltlon.monthly, f iM nrear.  Slnglt,  world.  SI* ������ yo������r.    ,-.- --  Jlullillna Kdltlom, monthly, * ,.....  ���������.-���������..  copies, 25 cento.   Rvory numbor contnlni beau  Jlullillna l  ^.-Oples, "2.J fcOHW.    n.vij ""'";  .������������-,.."������ ������^..������_  tlful plnlflPi. In ooloru, nnd bliotOfrrnplis of now  bouflon.wlth plonH, ormbllniiliuililerii (onhow tlie  liilnnt. .Iciliinii nml numro contrruitii.   Aitrtronn  MUNN & CO.. Hj*W Voiik, ;Mil  I'n'tf.ii.���������*'���������'���������"-  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  , ro a:-.-i> kh"M  All EastP.rn Points.  TIn-oiiKh KIrHl r'liin������Hli-liinK t;urHanjl Tourl-X  Wll.lioiit.rli.-iiK''.  .--..e,. c-  REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.  All.-iritl*-- Kxr-r'-Kl-i-TiveH ,;!:'v"1!l.l,J'-  IMflllc " "'"'*     , ,  Kor full IrifonriHtlon  *"��������� '" r'aw- lil"c' c,'c'  Ar'plyt"     I,   V.   I'.rrivs.rr.  Agent, J level-it olio.  ",V{i,&.V'l^-nK-lr AKOnt. V������������������.,o���������v,r. H.C.  ���������I'i-ilIiw knviii-c KcvolKtoko on K'lpila.vK.  J. li i. ��������� lh, I'alctliil SUaiiner*- Miinit.ol>n.-t  . Sklhal"^" SK.11 ������ Alticrt.iv," which to *ort  William for Owen S<"'������n<l uvei-y bun hvy ' "������  'H,iirXv.ivi.il for WimUor and Sarma every  Wedneiiluy.  Mining and Real Estate Broker and General Com-  mission Agent.  FmirL'iFFANP ACCIDENT INSURANCE^  Representative of the Kootenay Smelting & Trading Syndicate.  -:o:-  AOBNT  FOR TROUT LAKK CITY, EVANSP011T, KASLO A NAKUSP  " CASH 18 STILL IN IT."  FOR PRICES ON  OR OTHERWISE AND BE CONVINCED.  He Also Handles  GENERAL GROCERIES - MINERS SUPPLIES  . -      -V^And Other Articles too Numerous jo^ Mentiop^"  Address  - Bevelstok������ - Station

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