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 ���������3  ,--**  FOR MEN��������� ,  Finest Caahmero Sacks 0 60  Extra heavy wool do 0 5������  Best quality - Shetland   wool  Underwear, per suit * 25  Finest nat wool   "        4 ������������  Braces per pair, 30c. and 10c.  -:o*.  The English Trading Co.  Vol. 2.���������No  ' C. E.  SHAW,  i   ,--f^ "Ctrsfotyis Broker,  REVELSTOKE.  KEVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., SEPTEMBER 14,��������� 1895.  $2.00 a Year.  Good3 tonelit rig-lit out;  no com  mission cfcar-red.      ' ?:  "Fair selection;,immediate returns. ;\  Shipping* taj?3 fnrnisned free upon ^  request. ' 'i'i  There is JTO DTTIYon Turs or any  otier goods ws liandla.. ,  pS-Write for Circular Riving* Snip ,^,r^  lAsig -Directions and J.AXZBVB BZAS- *������$  ES2 PSICES. '  p^ iiH  'H *���������=���������* a   KBKWb  Incorporated.  Kootenay I������odge  No. 15 A.F. &* A-JM.  The regular meeting  arc held in the Mason ic Tcm i)le,"Bourne*s  Hull,' on the third  iMonday in each  month at 8 p. tn.  Visiting' brethren  cordially welcomed.  CRAGK. Secretary.  f -200-212* First Avenue, North,  MAIN.HOUSE.: (anNHrBAPOiJB. xaxjsnsr.  .EtE^-OHT.'      CH^.^^VtC^B.C:       W.NN.PEC.^N.,  a.t.Cook.*B.������=inM������. KaJlKhij^S.. u. _   fhe^onfederatidri  Life Association Toronto.  REVELSTOKE LODGE, I. O. O. F., No. 25.  .jgsA^      , Regular meetiiif-fi are held  w  It. S.' WILSON. X.G.       K. O. LEWIS, Si:c.  il.uuuiin   inT,vi-.nMi������"'   in Oddfellows' Hall every  Thursday night at eight  o'clock. VKiting brothers  cordially welcomed.  Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1658.  Ueguliir'-meetings are held'in  the Odd Fellows' Hall on the  sei'ond and fourth Wednesday s  ��������� of each month at 7:30 i>. in.  Visiting brethren arc cordially  l" AIlA'nt.   J." I. WOODROW,  "W.M. Hcc. Secy.  A. McNEIL,  BARBER SHOP AND BATH ROOM,  .Front Street, Kevelstoke. '  Haircut, 25c;  Bath, .60c; Six Shaving  Tickets for $1.00.    ' ?,  Capital and Assets Over  $6,000,000.  Insurance at Risk Oyer  c $26,000,000  /ttfft '' Before insuring you should see the,-   Mfj     '  HU '  Model Policv Contract ���������^  CONDITIONS **<&X~r- RESTRICTIONS  GUY  BARBER,  WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.  * :o: . *,  Repairing Neatly &. Promptly Executed.  1 ������ i  REVELSTOKE. B. C.  Full particulars on application to'Agents:    ��������� ��������� __  T. L. HAIG,,    , ���������     J. D. BREEZii,  Agent  for Revelstoke.       >-_   -     -,  General Agent fur 13.C, Vancouver.  '   t '   FURNITURE,       ,.  ���������.  Doors, Sashes & Blinds.  -:o:-  R. HOWSON,  REVELSTOKE.  ,   '   <r  COFFINS  CAttlllED  IN STOCK.  AGENT KOIl SIN'CKK SKWINO  MACHINES.  ���������   d Wd OOWAN,  ..    .,1:^---"-���������:" -Wholesale dealer in '; ,      - '  id,      y -'".'  -   (,   ���������-  WINEsTuQUORS"���������'AND CIGARS.  BETELSTOKB,        S-O  ;toekholm House.  '< HALYCON SPRINGS HOTEL ���������  Arrow   Lake.  TSi.now open-at those Celebrated Hot  1 Springs for.tho accommodation of guests.  Kates $1.50 to $2.50 a day. Baths 25 cents  each or five for $1. , Special rates to families  or by tho month cim'be arranged. . - _.  "' - '���������'" \ *^~ Dawson,Craddbo!E &,Co., .,"  FOR SALE.  A.very nice heifer, M years old.  -VppIv to Dave Hall, at Hall's Land-  ��������������� J MAT. BARTH.  NAVIGATION.  1895  TIME   SCHEDULE     "| 895  JOHN STONE,. Pkopkibtou.  The Dining Room -is. furnished with the best the  : Market affords..  r-O   THE BAB.IS SOTPLIBD WITH THE CHOICEST  WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS. _ '   THkl3ENTR/^ HOTEL  ,      ABRAHAMSON BROS., Pkohuktoks.  First-class wSTT^S^STrng^ Safe  thTxdueen's HOTEL  ABRAHAMSON   BROS., Phophibtous.  Everyth^T-^  The House is stocked with thejfo^ in tbe Mapket  ^T^WETT."|THE   REVELSTOKE   PHARMACY.  mining Ind real estate broker.  NELSON, B. C.  j^Pdeau & siocanl^speots Wanted.  ASSAYS and  MILL TESTS���������^^  THE  OLD  F.VVOR1TE STEAMER  ���������' (Capt. Uobt. Sanderson)  WILL RUN* BKTWKESf  REVELSTOKE   and   NAKUSP,  Stopping   at    Lahdeau,     Thomson's  Landing and Halcyon Hot '  Springs during the  e i Season of 1S95.  "Leaving Revelstoke Wednesdays and Satur  days at 7 a.m. , ,  ���������Leaving Nakusp Mondays and Thursdays at  7. a.m. ...  The above dates are subject to change without notice. riORKRT SANDERSON.  ,    THEIR FIRST CALL.  i*    Victoria  Board  of Trade. Delegates  Visit West Kootenay.  A   delegation   from, the    Victoria  Board   of   Trade,    representing    the  principal houses of the capital  city , in  all lines of business, arrived   here   on  Monday  morning,   and    left   on   the  steamer Nakusp for down river,points  the same   evening.    The   party   was  composed of David It. Ker,   President  -of'the Board of Trade; Gustav Leiser,  Vice-President,  and   Fred   'Elworthy,'  Secretary;   Col. El  G.   Prior,   M.P.;  Alex. C. Fluinerfelt,'of, Ames-Holden  Co., and ex-President of the Board of  Trade; R.  J.   Ker,   of  Ri P. llithet  & Co.;  Joseph W. Weiler, - of   Weiler  Bros.; Geo. A. Kirk, of Turner Beaton  Ji'Co.: J-Piercy, of  J. Pie'rcy   &   Co.;  H. G.Wilson, of Wilson Bros.; Edward'  B. Marvin,   of  E. B. Marvin, &' Co.;  Arthur Robertson, of   Martin Robertson & Co.; Robert Cassidy and   B. W.  Pearse.  , The object of the excursion, is , to  overlook the prospects for business in  West Kootenay, and to bring the commercial interests of ��������� the capital into  closer touch with the mining 'districts.  They will visit, before'"their .return,  every prominent mining, camp and  business centre of Southern Kootenay,  and will probably visit Spokane on  ,the invitution of D. C. Corbin, of < the  Spokane & Northern Ry. *  The'local board of Trade' held a  special meeting at'the? Victoria Hotel  to receive'the visitors, when a conference and discussion on several subjects  of importance, was had, which was  participated in bv Col. Prior, M.P.,  David R. Ker, J. M. Kellie,. M-P.P.,  J. D. Sibbald 'and* otheis. Among  the subjects up for discussion was the  store car and the necessity for a "draw  in the* new .Columbia , River bridge.  Mr. Sibbald'explained that the store'  car which operates between Donald  and Kamloops does the local merchanjs  a great' injustice. President Ker  'suggested, that they communicate  with the coast boards of trade for co-  'operation, ,  -- In' discussing   the   bridge   matter,  Mr. J. M. Kellie,   M.P,P., ' spoke * enthusiastically , about   the   Kootenay.  He.expectedto   see ������seven   or   eight  milium dollars   taken-out .next  year,  and"the output would go 'on-steadily  increasing.    ' The   country   north' of  Revelstoke was fully as rich in mineral  as that  to. the 'south,    but' lack   of  capital, and a   freight   rate   of   eight  cents per pound on goods packed from  Revelstoke north had been the   means  of   keeping  back  development.    The  ore from the   north   would   likely   be  shipped to the first smelter   south   of  Revelstoke, if there was not one  here,  and  in  either   case   a   draw   bridge  would be a necessity.    He assured the  visitors that there were many surprises  in store for them, and that  they   had  a great deal to see in West Kootenay.  Col.   Prior   was   the, last   speaker,  after   which,   the  session'  closed,   all  feeling that they had mutually   profited by the information   imparted,   and  having  formed   the   acquaintance. of  many of   the   representative   business  men of the Province.'  ��������� Three Years for Forgery.  After  25    years    service    in     Her  Majesty's -army���������having  reached the  highest, grade of non. com.' officer, and  received an,honorable discharge,   W.  K.  Jamieson   was,   on   Monday   last,  sentenced to three years imprisonment  for having obtained money by a forged  order.   Jamieson is 32 years old and is  well-known along the line, having lived  here for   some   years.    His   story,   as  told by him to His Honor Judge Spinks,,  is not new, 'tis the   story   of   many   a  good man   before   him,   and   may   be  summed up in a   word���������whiskey.   He  had cultivated the appetite for   strong  drink until it become an uncontrollable  ���������passion, to satisfy which he  would  do  almost anything.   Some   months   ago  he comnmled his pension, since 'which  time he has'scarcely   known* a   sober  day.  Jle pleaded guilty lo the charge  of having obtained  $25 by   forging   a  postscript to a-letter of which  he   was  the benrer and appealed  for clemency  on the strength of his   previous   good  character; it,was the   iirst olience he  had   ever   been   charged   with.    Considering   all   the * circumstances     the  court   refrained   from   imposing  extreme    penalty   provided   for  offences.      >' <  the  such  Tenders' Called- For. '  The railway authorities have, called  for tenders* for/the grading, etc., on  the Arrow lake extension, and the  contracts are to be awarded on Monday, when Sup't. Abbott will be here  for that purpose. It is said that the  work-will be let out in small sections  so as to" complete it as soon as possible.  Ajiumber of contractors, have been  around town 'during the week, among  whom were D. McGillivray, W. S.  Nichol and HnghKeefer.of Vancouver;  W. F. Tye, Spokane; andtl. C. Henry,  Seattle.  "'     A LUMBER COMBINE.  B.C. Competition Too Much for California Lumbermen.  Balfour on- Bi-Metallism.  Columbia & Kootenay ^^  Steam Navigation Co. ua  OIG-AES  m  Q  ..Samples   tested  from.  ...lib. tol ton in weight.  W. PBLLBW HARVEY, F.C.S.  Vancouver, B.O.  All ���������'Always; made   \m. Duplicate.  Certificates 'forwarded., by   return.    , .  fi "THE INFANT" H  3 for 25c.  <  H  0  T & B Etc.  CIG-AB  CQ  PASSENGERS FOR  Hall's Landing.  Hot Springs,*  Nakusp, Three Forks  Nelson, and Slocan Points.  Kootenay Lake Points,  Trail Creek,   Rossland,  Northport and Spokane  ���������SHOULD TAKE TIHi���������  STEAMER  LYTTON  Leaving Rbvelstokk on Monday and  Thursday Evenings at 7 p.m.  for lodTtiiiio c-u-dof the Con������W"������-;B ������J������lS|;  ers on Kootenay Lake apply to thc pur.su on  ^Kor-full information as to tickets  rates etc..  apply to T. Allan,  Secretary, Nolfcon.  li <-.  OCEAN.-STEAMSHIPS.  ROYAL MAIL LINES.  CHEAPEST routiTt^tt^ 0M> COUNTRY.  Proponed Sailings from Montreal.  AIAAN UN-K.  1'akisiax ������"*������  Mongolian acpu  USK. .   Sept.   i  .'....r Sept. 21  . 31  .   7  ....Sept.   1  ....Sept. 11  THE   REVELSTOKE   PHARMACY.  ,      DOMINION  V ANCOUVKIt   Makh'Osa   HEAVKlt LIN'I'  1,AKK \VlNNI*'l*C*   LAKK ONTAItlO   Cabin ?<���������>. W>. W>. ?r������. ������������Mul u^'ar'1  Inleniiwlinte S=������: Stccriifto M.  M)ilv toncar0at������tea...sUiporrailWay a������ent.to  I T. BKHWSTEB. Agent. Bovelfltolto.  ���������or'*to' U01.KRT KKiiu. Gen., l->ssenBcr Agent  VfiliiiiptU.  Writing under date of Sept. 4, the  Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour, first lord of the  treasury, ' thus explains his ,1-eceut  utterances in the House of Commons  on .the niatter of an international'  conference, which ha ve caused no little  surprise amongst bi-rnetallists both in  Europe and America. He says:  "With reference to my recent .declarations in the House of Commons, I do  not know why. pot-sons interested  should be perplexed over my supposed  change of attitude on the question ot  international bi-metallism, for no such  change has occurred. I am and always  have been in favor of an  international  L ,V.nei t. but have no right to pledge  mv c    eagues, and 1 do not bel.evc an  from any international conleicmc-    lb  i only as regards the sta en.ont that  bad no grounds for thinking a con to r-  ne'e would result in  an  interna .irtiiu  JSt at the present'.nomcn tan.  tlmtan abortive conlVroiwj' wo ul. <1  ,-noi-P harm than good, thi . . y chlU ^  ence of opinion may possibly be louiicl  among b -n.etallists. [n my Judgment,  however, there is little prospect of -a  conference succe.*ding unless the coy-  en monts who are tolw represented at  [to some unch-rsb.nding on   the  niain   oints at issue befoie the  contei-  ���������nce a'^e.nl.les.    No such   understand-  u?K ���������unfortunately,   at present exists,  n?i until it   does   exist   a   co"^"'  would probably do more   liaini   than  good." ���������^______  The Wigwam Terminus.  Osving to the w.OeT falling so rapidly  in the river the steamer Nakiwp made  her last, trip of the season to the  smelter wharf. All week a gang oi  men have been repairing the road leading to tho whaiT at the Wigwam, and  for some time to come that will he the  steamboat terminus for , tho O. & K.  Nav. Co. Direct connedion will [a  made with Revelstoke by means of lhe  Arrow Lake branch, thus causing no  delay or inconvenience to the traveling  public. '  The Central Lumber Company,  just  incorporated hi California, is the name  'of'afliimboi* combine formed, it is said,  to enable its members to compete with  the lumbermen of this Piovince. They  saj: that combination of interests has  become imperative because of  the. depressed condition of   the   "trade.    Discussing    the    subject,    one   of   their  number, D. H. Bibb,   of   the   Golden  Gate Lumber Company,   said:    "We  have been talking about this   combination for over  two   years.   The   competition of   British   Columbia   is   too  much for us.   The Canadian   lumberman has every*advantage on  his side.  He does not need to buy his timber, he  merely leases it from the government  and pays for his logs as be takes them  out    The importation of British   Columbia    lumber   is   steadily   growing  larger   and   larger.     American    mills  have been forced to shut down,  wages  have been reduced, and for three years  lumber has been sold for less than cost  in San  Francisco.    We   cannot  compete with British* Columbia,   and   we,  must rely tipon increasing our   foreign  trvde bv establishing new   markets in  China, Japan, Australia and elsewhere.  I do not see that the combination can  raise prices locally,  and   if   it  did   it  would be aq good thing,  for it would  mean living wages for the laborer and  a   better   condition   of    business    all  around.   There is no  field   in   which  Labor finds moie employment,   fcroui  the^monTeiit we   begin   work   in   the  forest to the time the   cut/ lumber   is  AN EXPORT DUTY ON ORE.   . _  J. M. Kellie Says Legislation in this  Direction,is a Necessity.  Editor ' Mail -.���������Every   month * the  output of the mines of VSTest Kootenay  is rapidly increasing   and  there is no  question but in  a   few   years   it   will .  assume   gigantic     pioportions.    The  working of and transportation   of the    ���������  product of our gold,' silver,'- lead   and    ���������'  coppei-j reefs will give employment to a  large  army  of miners   and   laborers.  At present nearly all t be ore produced,     ���������  in the district is   being   smelted   and  refined   in' ' a    foreign     country���������the  product   of   the   Pilot    Bay    smelter  excepted."   To develop-our 'mines-we  rei-uiieo capital,   and   that   necessary  adjunct should be welcomed fiom every  country uud<-r the sun.    We owe it to  ourselves and in the   interests   of   the  province that,prompt steps be   taken  by Legislative enactment to have  the  output of our mines reduced in  smelting works erected north of the foity-  nintli parallel.   The   smelting   of  our      '  enormous deposits of mineral  should      ,  be     restricted   from   treatment  in   a  foreign country by an export duty' on      o  ore.   This may be considered a drastic  measure but it is the only  solution  of , '  the   problem.r   The   mines   are   being  chiefly'opened up* by foreigners.   So  long   as   no'    legislative    restrictions   .-  prevent the export of ores, so long will -  the output of our mines be reduced   in  foreign     territory    .and   the   benefits  accruing    from   the   employment > of  capital iind labor in the reduction   and"  it-fining of our ores-will   increase; the  wealth,   trade "and" prestige   of    the"  country that receives our products for.,  treatment. ,;jt'may'be   said   that  an  export duty on ore is drastic legislation '  and would have a tendency' to cripple   , '  development and   retard   the -invest-  ment of capital; nothing of the kind,  no foreigner has ever1 invested money    -  in   developing   our   mines, from   any,,- ,  othermotive than.procuring advantage,:'  and " the   same' motive  will - induce  capitalists to erect smelters   north of  the international line. ���������Care   can -he  taken that ample time be given' after  ���������the enactment of   an export.duty on    7  %i"e for the construction of'smelters, so*  that the development of our' mines   it   ���������  not hampered for smelting  facilitie*.  Itjjjust be patent to' every  mac  irho  gives this question'due conwderstJ-Mt'  that the reduction 'of drr  otto ��������� ore-? ,, ,  within the Province will build apUM^ ' -  smelting centres and give erupto/aae*-***  to thousands of  additional   wbrkmeai  This will stimulate trade, ���������enhaii.ee sS>0  value of realty, increase   the  iwve*������*a*,  give   an   enlarged  market  for , figrir  cultural products and an irnpetua to    ,  every industry in the Province.        '  '������������������;.-.   , . ,    J. M. Kblxie.  piled in the vards labor is continually  employed and if we can succeed in  cutting more timber we can employ  more bands. Stevedores were formerly paid $1, now the rate has fallen as  low as $2 for handling lumber. - Men  in the woods were formerly paid, tfW  illKl board, now the rate ,is &> and  board. Sailors used to get $10 a month  on lumber schooners, now they ,are  id  *25.   A combination   cannot* at  ,' s 1* te late restore the old rates, hut  it ca      perha,.s   improve   the   present  oneiconside.ably,  and   above  erea^e our volume of  business,  means benefit to all.  Kootenay or Kootenai.  ' The Spokane Chronicle asks : "Will '  the conning mining convention p^saas  decide whether it ought to ��������� be, ajm\sd  'Kootenay' or 'Kootenai?'' Thera  should be but one form of this name  in use 'throughout the northwest.  Which shall it bei"-,**       ' :  7  "Jbis is the first inkling we ha-re  had,' says Spokane Outburst, 'that tho  coining mining convention had <*ho  power to change the name of a country.  No doubt it would bo better il the  British Kootenay and the . Americ&Q  Kootenai were spelled alike but ��������� we  doubt very much if the Canadian govl  er-nment will consent to' have its name  of any of its domain changed even by  the convention, and surely the people  of Kootenay, in Idaho, will not consent to a change in the spelling of the  name of their country."���������Ex.     t  all   in-  which  The Advent of the Tinhorn.  ' The naraMtical t^creseuce or society,  the  "tinhorn," like  the carrion-crow  which scents out the carrion  it  preys  upon, is here again.    No sooner   ,s   a  work of   any 'magnitude   commenced  than   these  good-for-nothing   loafers,  who are too la/.y   to do honest work,  hie themselves to the place,   wherever  it mav be, there to piey upon the earn-  ���������m,���������ofthemcnwuodo  the  work.    It  is  widely   known   that   railway   conduction is to  be carried   on   in   this  HPiKhborbood for some  months,  and  the tinhorn is among, the  first  to  put  -nimllppearance.   A* yet   he   is   not  numerous, but what there is pth,m  Vl.,*v   much   in   evidence.    The police  should give him bis   quietus   now,   at  (he start. ^  The ainTuintof gold exported from  Cape Colony during tlie month of  August :waa ������830,02:3. ,  Returning from Alaska.  _  The gold fields   of   Alaska  and   the  Yukon are hy no means el-Dorado as  is declared by almost every one of   the  vast number   who   are   returning   by  nearly every steamer.   Gold is not  by  any means so plentiful as   some   have  made it out to be, while the injuriouo ,  climate and other disadvantages   have  made Alaska a country to   be avoided  rather than sought.   Some of the disappointed ones have gone on to   Kootenay where  wo 'feel   sure   that  their  prospects are not only promising,   out  certain to he realis*ed.-J?.6\ Comnwrcud  Journal. '  *    ���������  They Like B.C. Fruit.  The fruit growers of this Province  have recently made several   shipments  to Manitoba and  toe territories.   The  quality of the fruit appears to bo* all  that's desired,  though   some -fault ,is  foundwith the packing.   This is what  the   Free Press sxys *.   "Apart  from  defective packing, the effect*- of which  became evident after   a   few   days   in  warehouses,    British   Columbia   fruib  no-wesi-es all   the qualities  in demand  \>n     .Manitoba    markets       Improved  methods of packing, will   be   adopted,  when several experimental  f-hipmenta  have shown the necessity.    1 herein no  reason, however, why fruits well canned  in 13iitish Columbia should riot supply  the market of   western   Canada:   and  there   are   indie-Lions   that   an   active  trade will develop between British Columbia and other provinces.    1< ive car-  oads   of   preserves, will    bluntly  .be  shipped to Winnipeg by   a prcservmff  '.���������company of Victoria.  JBl3k  J&rV-ft THE   KOOTENAY, MAIL.  THE  CLEVER WIDOW.  CHAPTER IX.���������(Co>-TixnED.) '  He looked at her and hesitated.    "How  like your poor dear mother,you are, Clara !  ' he cried. ' "As I looked at you then iS'Waa  as if ahe had come back from the grave.  He stooped toward her and 'kissed her.  "There, run away to your BiBter, my dear,  and, do cot trouble yourself about me.  Nothing ia settled yet, but you   will find  -  that all will come right."   ���������  Cltra want upstairssad at heart, for ahe  was sure now that what she had feared was  indeed about to come to pass, and that her  father was going to take Mrs. Westmacott  to be hie wife. In her pure and earnest  mind her mother's memory was enshrined  as that of a saint, and the thought that auy  one should take hor place eeemed a terrible  desecration. Even worse, however, did  this marriage appear when looked at from  the point of view of her father's future.  The widow might fascinate him by her  knowledge of .the world, her dash, her  strength, her uucouventiouality���������all these  qualities Clara was willing to allow her���������  but she was convinced that she would be  unendurable as a life companion. She had  como to an'age when habits are not lightly  to������bo ohanged, nor was she a woman who  whs at all likely to attempt to change  them.' How would a sensitive manlike  her father stand the constant strain of such  a wife���������a woman who ,was all deci3ion������  with no softness,1 and nothing , soothing' in  her nature ? It passed as a mere eccentricity when they heard of herstoutdriuking,  ' her cigarette smoking.her occasional whins  at a long olay pips, her horsewlnpping'of a  drunken servant and her companionship  with the snake Eliza, whom she was in the  habit of bearirig about in her pocket. All  this would become unendurable to her  father when his first infatuation was past.  For his own*sake, then, as well as for her  mother's'memory, this match must be pre-,  'vented. 'And yet how powerltss she was  to prevent it ! What could she do? Could  Harold aid her? Perhaps.* Or Ida? At  least she would tell.lier sister,' and .see  what,-she could suggest.  Ida was in her boudoir, a tiny little  tapestried loom, as neat ami daiuty as  he-self, with low walls hung with Imari  placques, and with pretty little Swisa  brackets, bearing blue ,Kaga ware, or the  pure white Coalport chhi'u. In a low chair,  beneath a red-shaded atomling lamp,' bhl  Ida,, in a. diaphanous 'evening dress of  mousseline ile soie, the'ruddy light tinge-  lng her'sweet, child-tike face and plowing  on her golden curls'.    She sprang up as her*  and'thac, as far as possible, 'every woman  should qualify herself for some trade or  profession, choosing tor preference those  which have been hitherto been monopolized by men. To enter, the others would  only be to intensify the present competi-  'tion."  "Quite so. That is glorious!" Her  blue eye3 were dancing with mischief, and  she clapped her hands in her delight.  " What else ? She thinks that whatever a  man can do a woman should be allowed to  do also���������does she not?"'    , -  " She says so.'\ ���������  "And about dress? The short skirt and  the  divided skirt'are  what she  believes  in?"'  " Yes." ;  " We must gel. in some cloth."  "Why?" , ,  '" We must make ourselves a dress each.  A brand-uew, enfranchised, emancipated  dress, dear. Don't you see my plan? We  shall act up to all . Mrs. Westmacott's  views in every respect, and improve them  when we can. Then papa will know what  it is to live with a woman who claims all  her rights. Oh, Clara, it will be splendid !" , , ,   ' r  1 Her milder sister satspeechlesa before so  daring ascheme. " But ic would be wrong,  Ida !'* she cried at lust. '   '  "Not a bit.    It is to save,him."  *'I should not dare."   ;  "Oil, yes, you would.   Harold will help.  Besides, what other plan have you ?"  " I have none."  " Their you must take mine."  " Yes.    Perhaps you are right.     Well,  we do it for a good motive.'*  " You will do'it?"  " I do not see any other way."   " ���������  " You dear,   good   Clara !    Now I  will  show you what you are to do.    r\Vo   must  not���������bugin too suddenly.    It  might   excite  suspicion." ,      ,  " What would you do, then ?"  " To-morrow we must go to Mrs. West-  macott aud sit at her ' feet' and learn   all  her views,"  . " What hypocrites we shall feel!"  " We shall be her -newest and most enthusiastic converts. Oh, it will be such  fun, Clar'i ! Then we shall make our plans  and send for what wo want, and begtu our  new life." '  "I do hope that we shall not have to  keep it up long. It sepins so cruel to dear  papa."  " Cruel ! To save him !"  " I jvish I was sure that wo were doing  right. And yet what else can we do ?  Weil, then dear Ida, the die ia c<iat,and we  will call upon Mrs, Westmacott to-morrow. " ���������*     , *  'sister entered and threw her arms around  her,  "Dear old Clara ! Come aud' sit down  here beaido me. I have uothad a chat for  days. ' But, oh, what a troubled face !  What, is it, then ?" Siie put up her iore-  finger'aud smoothed her aiatei's brow with  it. V  Clara pulled up a stool, and amine- down  beside her 'sister, passed   her arm around  her waist.    " I am so s'orry to trouble j on,  dear Ida," she said.  " But 1  do not know  "��������� what to do."      i ���������'  " Tnere'a    nothing    the 'matter    with  F-iioKl?"  " Oh, no, Ida."     =  . .-' Xor with my Charlos 1"  "No, no."  Ida gave a sigh of, relief. " You quite  frightened me, dear," said she'. "You can't,  think how solemn yourlook. What is it,  then ?"  "I believe that papa intends to ask Mrs.  West macott to marry him."  Ida burst out laughing. " What- can  have put such a notion into your head,  Cl**.��������� V  "It is only too true, Ida. 1 suspected itl  before, and he himself almost told me as  much with his own lips to-night. I don't  think that it is a laughing nutter."  "Really, I could not help it,0 If you had  told ine that those two dear old ladies opposite���������the  Misses   Whhams -were  both  engaged,   you  would' not  have  surprised]  me more.    It is really too funny !"' 1  "Funny, Ida ' Think of auy one takiua ���������  the place of dear mothei,'' ' "      "I  But her sister was of a mora' practical -womanly ai:  and leas,sentimental nature.    "I am sure,' ; iniented by  CHAPTER IX.  ;<���������    A' FAMILY  1*1.07.   '  Little did poor Dr. Walker imagine as  he sat at his< breakfast table next morning  that the two sweet girls who sat on'either  side of him wore deep in a conspiracy, aud  that ' he, munching innocently at his  muffins, was the victim against whom their  wiles were planned. Patiently they  wailed until'their opening came,  " It is a beautiful day,'" he remarked.  " It will do for'Mrs.* Westmacott. Sho  was thinking of haviug^ji^spiu upon tho  tricycle.*'  '    "Then we , must'call   early.    Wo'both  intended to see her after breakfast."  "Oh, indeed !" The doctor looked  pleas"d. o i  " You know, pa," said Ida, " it seems  to u3 tjhat we really nave a very great  advantage .'in havinz Mra. Westmacott,  ivmp so near."  "Why so, dear?"  " Well, because she is so advanced, you  know. It wo only study her ways' we  may a ivauco ourselves also."  " I think I h'u-e heard you say, papa,"  Car��������� remarked, " that sho is thc type of  the woman ot the future."  "lam very  pleased to hear  you speak  so  sensibly, my   dears.    I certainly think  that she is a woman   whom you may very!  veil lake as your model.    The more   inti-i  m  without trying," Baid her father dryly.  ��������� " But look here, pa. See, what the  book says : 'The scientific mind takes  nothing upon trust. Prove all things.' I  have proved that."  " You certainly have. Well, until  breakfist is ready I'll glance over the  Times.    Have you seen it ?"  " The Times ? Oh dear me, this ia it  whioh I have under my spirit lamp. I am  afraid there is some acid upon that, too,  and it ia rather damp and torn. Here it  is." , '  _ The doctor took the bedraggled paper  with a1 rueful face. ,        ,  "Everything aeems to be wrong, to-day,"  he remarked: " What is this sudden enthusiasm about chemistry, Ida ?"  "Oh, I am trying to live up to' Mrs.  Westmacott's teaching." _'    ' '  " Quite right !��������� quite right !" said he,  though perhaps with leas heartiness than  he had shown the day before. " Ah, here  ia breakfast at last."  But nothing was comfortable that morning. ' There were'eggs without eggspoons ;  toast which was leathery {from being kept,  dried-up rashers and grounds in the collee.  Above all, there was that dreadful smell,  which pervaded everything, aud gave a  horrible twang.to every mouthful.  "I don't wish to put.a damper upon your  studies, Ida," said the doctor, as ,ho  pushed back his chair. "But I do think  it would be better if you did your chemical  experimenting a little later in the day."  "But Mrs. Westmacott says that women  should rise early, and do their work before  breakfast," ��������� ,,  "Then ihey ahould choose some other  room besides the breakfast-room." The  doctor was becoming just a little ruffled. A turn in the open air would soothe  him, he thought. " Where are my boots?''  he asked. '  But they were not in their accustomed  corner by his chair. ��������� Up and down he  searched, while the three servants took up  the quest, stooping "and peeping under  book-Cise3 and drawers. Ida had returned  to her studies,and Clara to her blue-covered  volume, sitting absorbed and disinterested  amid the bustle and the racket. , At last a  general buzz of congratulation announcod  that the cook' had discovered the boota  hung up among the hats in the hall. The  doctor very red and flustered, drew them  on, and stamped off to join the Admiral in  his morning walk. ��������� (.' '  As the door slammed, Ida burst into a  shout of laughter. " You see, Clara," she  cried, "the ohaim works already. Ho has  gone to number one instead of to number  three. Oh, we shall win o great victory I  You've been very good, dear. I* could .see  that you were on thorns to help him when  he was looking for his boots."     '    "  "Poor papa ! It is so cra'el. And yet  what'are we to do ?" ��������� , '    ,  "Oh, he will enjoy being comfortable all  the more if we givo-him a little discomfort  now. What hornble'work this chemistry  is ! Look at my frock! It is ruined I  And this dreadful smell !" She threw open  the window, and thrust her little golden-  curled head out of it. Charles Westmacott  was hoeing at the other sido, of the garden  fence"; <  "Good-morning, sir," said Ida.  "Good-morning !" The big man leaned  upon his hoe aud looked up at her.  "Have you auy cigarettes, Charles?"   -  "Yes,   certainly."  1  "Throw me.up two." ~ "  > "Here is my case.    Can you catch ?"  ���������    A sealskin case came with a soft thud on  to the floor,    Ida opened it.    It  was full.  '.'What are these?" she asked.       <  .  "Euyptians."      '  '    '  ,      ,        ,        "   ���������  "Whatare some other brands?" '  "Oh, Richmond Gems, and Turkish, and  Cambridge.    But   why?"  "Never mind.",, She nodded to him aud  closed the window. "We must remember  all those, Clara," said she. '"We must  learn to talk about such thinga. ' Mrs.  Westmacott know3 all about the brands of  cigarettes.    Has your rum   como?"   ,  "Yes, dear.    It,is here."  "And I'have my stout. Como along up  to rny(room now, This smell ia too abominable. But we must be ready for him  wren he comes back. If we sit at the  window we shall see him coming down tho  road,"  Tne fresh morning air and   the   genial  This ia too  " My dear Clara I   A pilot 1  much !"  "This is a beautiful book, papa. 'The  Lights, Beacons, Buoys,''Channels and  Landmarks of Great Britain.' Here is  another. "The Master Mariner's Handbook.' You can't imagine how interesting  it is."1  " You are joking, Clara. You muBt be  joking !"  " Not at all, pa. You -can't think what  a lot I have learned already. I'm to carry  a green light to starboard, and a, red to  port, with a white light at the mast-head,  and a flare-up every fifteen minutes." .  "Oh, won't it look pretty at night!"  cried her sister.  "'And Iknowthe fog signals. One blast  means that a ship steers to starboard, two  to port, three astern, four that it is unmanageable. But this man asks such dreadful  questions at the end of each chapter.' Listen  to this : 'You see a red light. The ship  is on the port tack and the wind at north  what course Is, that ship steering to a  point ?'"   ���������  .        ' ,,  ��������� The dootor rose with a gesture of despair.  "I can't imagine what has come over you  both," said he.  " My dear papa, we are trying hard to  live up to Mrs. Westmacott's standard."  " Well,'I must a'ay that I do not admire  the rosult. Your chemistry, Ida, may  perhaps do no harm ;r but your scheme,  Clara, is out of thc question; How a girl  of your sense could ever entertain such a  notion is more than I can imagine. But I  must absolutely forbid you- to go further  with it."     i  "But, pa," asked Ida, with an air of  innocent inquiry in her big blue eyes,  "what are we to do when your commands  and Mis. Westmacott's advice are opposed ?  You told us to oboj* her. She says that  when women try to throw offtheir shackles,  their fathers, brothers and husbands are the  very first to try to rivet them on again,and  that in auch a niatter no man Jhas any  authority,",       ''  "Does Mrs. Westmacott teach you that  I am not the head of my own house ?"  The doctor flushed, and his grizzled hair  bristled iii his anger.  "Certainly. She says that all heads of  houses aro relics of the Dark Ages." ���������  The doctor muttered something, and  stamped his foot upoD the carpet. Then  without a word he passed out into the  garden, aud his daughters could see him  striding furiously up and down, cutting  ofl the heads of the flowors with a switch.  o " Oh, you darling ! You played your  part so splendidly?" cried; Jda.  " But how cruel it is 1 When I Raw the  sorrow and surprise in his eyes ,1 vory'  nearly put my arms about,him and told  him all. Don't you think we have done  enough ?"    , ' ' , '  " No, no, no;* Not nearly enough. You  must not turn weak now, Clara. It is so  funny that I should be leading you. It, is  quite a new experience.,. But I know I am  right. If we go on" as, wo, are doing we  shall be able'to say all our'lives that wo  have 'saved him. , And if we don't, oh,  Clara, we should never forgive"6urselves 1",  f      (TO UK COSTUfUEb'. )  :iate you are with her the better plca-ed I' comP*iny oi the   Admiral had'  caused the  hall be." ' I doctor to for_*et his troubles, and he   came  "Then thu is settled,'' said Clara, rfe. j back about midday m an excellent humor.  mureiy, and. the   talk   drifted   to   other I Ai *?e ������I'<-n,e<1 \.e- ha),1 door trio vile smell  matters. ��������� i0I cnemicals which had Bpoiled   his  breuk-  A'li'the morning the  two, girls sat ex. ! fast methim with redoubled virulence. He  tract ma from  Mrs. Wescmacott her i.10=,-J threw open the hall window, entered   tho  extreme view as   to the dutv of the   one ; dining room, and stood agnast at thc sight  set and 'the tyranny or", ihe'other.    Ao-jwrjI0n met his eyes. -  soiute equality, even in details,   was  her i     Ida wis still sitting among her  bottles,  idtal.    Ecouzh   of :he pirrot   cry of un-''witha lighted cigarette  in   tier  left hand  It had been I ^nd k* glass ot stout on the table beside her.  and -jnrr.niceijiy  '. man to scareL_ woman away , Clara, with another cigurette,was lounging  said she, "that dear mother would hhe papa i w::en she ponced too neariy upon sis i in the ea?y-cri.ur, with several mapj sptead  to do Whatever would mike him most; prciou's preserves. Every- womin should ' out upnn the floor around. Her'feet'were  happy. Wc shall both be a-*ay, and why j tie independent.' Every* woman -houl*i ' "sfick up or, the coal scuttle, and she had  should papa not please ti>m������elf  "But think   how   unhappy iia will  w.iyi,  .    . ���������*><?.  You know how quiet he is :n tns w.iy=i,i!id  >how even a little thing will up<et mm.  How could he live with a wife who woui-i  make his whole life a ������er:e������ of surprises ?  Fancy what a whirlwind she muss ije in a  house. A man at his age cjinnot, change  his ways. lam aurehewould Hu mi*-er\'cl������."i  Ida's face grew graver, and sne pondered over the matter for a few minutes.    " I  | n-arn  |p.:-n  Tnec  t.   trwde.    jr.   wi-i   ihei:    dutv,   to,a tumoliTful of   some  reddish-brown com-  n where they were iea������t  welcome, : position 'mi ttte smoking table close' at  her  they  were   m^rtyra   to   the   tai:-s ' elbow.    The doctor gazed from one to  the  tn   tneir    weaker    eiat^r^., otfier of them through the thin   gray1 haze  and    pioneer a  'Any iiiould   the    wasn-tuo,   t::e   needie ' oi -moke^ but his^ o.ye? rested finally in a  ind tne i!ou?,ek'..-eDpr's   boon W eternally ! settled .'���������are of astonishment'upon hii elder  tneir* ?      Mi^ht tr.ey not  to    tne   coiiHr.lting-rr'oni.  and even to the  pulpit':  cott eacniictd    her   tr.cjc'e   ride  easeroess   over    ner pei,   cubjuc  n  ner  and her  really think that you arc right, as usual,") two fair disciples drank :r; ..-very word and  Baid she at last,- " I admire Cnariie's aunt  very much, you know, and I think that she  is a very useful and good person, but I  don't think she would do as a wife for. poor  quiet papa."       ' '  " But he will certainly ask her,  and   I  really think that she intend" ti accept him. j tne  Then it would he too late to interfere. We I led.  noted ev'iry eugg'-ftioi) for fut'irf us.;. That  afternoon thiy went topping m London,  and before eveuiinr ftrangt- pn.cn iges be^au  to be bunded in at the; dot'ltr'*- door. Th<;  plot wa<- ripe for ex':ci!i*oi>, and one of the  con'pira'or-i was merry and jubilant, wrnie  oilier   wni    very   nervous   and   troul  have only a few days at the most, And  what cm we do ? How emu we bono to  maky him change his- mind *;"  .Again Irla pondered. " fie r,as msver  tried whit it into live with a strong-minded  worn,in," ifaul ihe. " 1: we coul i only get  him to realize it in time. On, Clara, 1  have it���������I have it ! Sncli <\ lo\oly plan !"  She leaned hack in her ornir iml burst into a tit of laughter so natural and so hearty  that Clara had to forget her troublei ami  join in  it.  "Oh, it is beautiful," she gn'patl at  last. " Poor papa ! What a tni������ he wiil  h*ve, But it's 3,11 for his own good, ni ho  uicd to soy when we had ro ]>>��������� punished  when we were little. Oh, Clara, I do hope  your heart won't/fail you."  "I would do anything Lo ������ave him,  dear."  " That's it. You must iteel yourself by  that thought."  " But what is your plan ?"  "Ob, I arn so proud of it. We will tire  him forever of tho widow, and of all emuv  cipaied women. Let me see ; what ar������  Mrs. Westmacott's mam idi-us? Yo-i have  listened to hor more rhf.n I. Women  ahoiild attend lt?H to h'im<j'nol<l Jutiei.  That is one, m it not ?"  " Yo'; if they feci tripy have capabilitio-i  !'>i hif/her things, Tnen "lie ttiink's that  eveiy Mori-cn who ha? leisure 'hoinrl take  up Vbe study   of oorr.e   branch <>i  n'-icncn,  When; the doctor mius dowji to the  dining-room next morning lie wan surprisr-d  to find tnat hu daimhreni had ah**������*.dy  been up -'line time. Ida wn installed ,it  one fnd of thfl table with a ���������'pint-lamp, a j ,  curved ^la1-" flask and severil bottle*- :n j  front of ner.      The   con ten is   of the: rla.-'k j  y , semeii I'-.are oj newinianinunu up  reach  i.igi'.er���������   and more senoti" dnughter.  to   the   i.'.i-ch', i     "Clara!" he gasped, " I could not have  Mrs.   We-st.rna- { believe J it:'*  " What is it, p-ipa?"  " You are smoking!"        t  " 1 rying to,   papa.    I   find it   a   little  difficult, for I nave not been uced to it."  " Hut why, in thenum^ of noodruis"   " Mr-*. Westmacott recommends it."  " Oh, a   lady of   mature ycir-i m iy   do  many   tilings   which a   young   girl   must  avoid.'' v  " Oh no, ' cifd Ida, "Mrs. We-it macott  nays t hit in ere ���������dionld be one law !or all.  Ha-Vi; a ������������������lg.i.reUe, pa,?'*  " No, triiink yo*.,    [ never fiifK'ke in tho  ir.ftmin,!."  |     "No?    Ptirh.ipi you don't circ  for tho  rand.  ' U rial are Uieise, Clara?"  " K-jypliant*.*'  I   Soldiers With Umbrellas.  * During the action of tho 10th of Decern-  ber, 1S13, commonly known as that of the  Mayor's House, in tho neighborhood of  Baybnne, tho Grenadier Guards, under the  command of Colonel Tynling.'ocoupied an  unfinished redoubt on the right of the high  road. The'Duke of Wellington happened  to pass with Colonel Freeman tie and Lord  A. Hill on his return to headqu'arLcrs,  having satisfied' himself that the righting  was merely a feint on the part of Soult,  and on looking round he wai, greatly surprised at seeing a number of umbrellas  with which the officers were protectinu-  themselves from.the rain that was then  falling., He at once sent Lord Hill up to  tho officers with this message : " Lord  Wellington does not approve of tho ubo of  umbrellas during the enemy's firing, and  will not allow the Gentlemen's Soua (as  that regiment was mimed) to make themselves ridiculous in the eyes of tho army."  Colonel Tynling, a few-days afterward,  received a reprimand from Wellington for  allowing''' his dandy officers to carry  umbrellas in tho face of the enemy, his  lordship observing that "Tl.e Guards may  in uniform, when on duty at St. James's  carry them if they please ; but in the field  it is not only ridiculous, but unmilitary.'  YOIWQ^FOLKS.  He Ran Too Fast.  Grandpa Bromley owned a little black  pony whioh was a source of much pleasure  to hia little granddaughter Grace. -Papa  Bromley's horses were all so largo, and  when she was at grandpa's visiting he often  allowed her to drive a little with her own  hands, much to her delight. * Papa considered Gracie too small to drive, for ahe  was only six years old, but grandpa said  she drove nicely, or would when she was  older. ,y She handled, the reins well now,  and he-guessed when she grew to be a 'big  girl he would .have to give her the pony.  Gracie talked about it a great deal.  One day when she and mamma drove  over to visit grandma, she was surprised to  find a little horse much smaller than the  pony running loose in grandpa's dooryard.  " O 1 mamma ! mamma ! she exclaimed,  " there's juat such a, little horse as I've  been wanting 1 I do believe grandpa got  it for me."  Gracie could  hardly, wait till  grandpa  came into the house to ask him about it.  " Why, I thought you wanted tho ponj.,  You   couldn't   drive   the colt," answered  grandpa,     i . ,  " Oyes, I could," repliod Gracie.' " He  is so cunning, I want him for my very  own.'! ,.      -,,  ,  Grandpa said he would see about it, aud  told Gracie to get'sjme sugar and they  would go out'tosee the colt: The little  colt was very friendly aud ate the sugar  from Grade's'hand., Then grandpa said  they must make the pony a visit, or he  would feel slighted, but somehow the pony  did not seem as,',interesting as usual f������r  Gracie was thinking,of the'colt nil the  time. But Gracie forgot all about the  colt when grandma called them to supper,  aud as she ran through the dooryard, in  her hurry to get there before grandpa, tho  colt, thinking she was playiug with him,  started after hor, and; how they both did  run. But Gracie got to the door first and  ran plump, into grandma's - outstretched  arms, crying, " I don't want the colt!  J'd rather have the pony ! Him runs so  fast!" '        ,  ���������'.       ,     '���������        '     '     '  The colt tried to follow Graeie' right  into the kitchen and graudma'had to push  him irom tho'doorslep and close tho door in  order to keep him out. Gracie lookedout  of'the window lo see if he had gone away,  but there he stood waiting, and" nothing  would induce, Graeio to open the door or  go out in the yard,while the oolt was  there, though grandpa told her that the  colt was only trying to play with her.  She never expressed a wish to own the  coir, again,' her only objection to him always  being, "Him runs loo fjst."  I     "An,   w'.'  must  ' Oenii   or  Turlcibh.  'h.ive  I wiili, pa,  sso   into  town, you   would get   rne  Kicbmond  ���������vneri  you  were bruhna furio-iily,    while   a villainous  smell rill-'ci tho room.    Clnra lounged ;n *n  arm-chair with n������;r feet upon a ri*cond on",  a blue-covered   bonk in    ber - h->u'i,-������iif>-'n  huge.map  of the   British    Islands   sprr-ad j     "I will do nothing of the kin 1.    / do not  across   hor lip.       "FI.i'loo 1"     cried    tne:**1- *���������'   thimc '.hat i ������������������,���������,���������  a filling  habit _for|  doctor, blinking and milling,  "whore's'tr.e . >'"&������ i*die������.    i   do not.agree   vmn  Mrs. [  break���������Hst''' ! ^"���������Uiincot*;'ipon the point,"  The Sun's Teri'ifie Heat.  Wo believe that we are speaking tho  truth when we say that there is uo more  than one person in each ten thousand  readers who has anything like r correct  idea of when an icicle forty-fivo miles in  'diameter and 200,000 in length would look  like. ' It   is   also ��������� truo    that    there is no  necessity for one being provided with a  mind that would enable him to form a cor,;  'root conception of such a'gig'intic cylinder  of ice, for there is no probability that any  one will ever ii.ve to see an icicle oven half  so large, yet it ia interesting to know that  Sir John Herschel, tho great astronomer,  uced an illustration in ono of his articles  on tho intensity of tho sun's heat. After  giving the diameter of the great blazing  orb, and a calculation on the amount of  heat radiated by each souure foot of its  immense surface, he closed by saying that  ifitwere possible for an icicle forty .five  milos in diameter and 200,000 milos long to  plunge into tho sun's great burning sea of  gaa, it would bo melted away and utterly  comumed, even to its vapor, in leas than  ono second of time !  A Candid Fact.  The Talking: Dog.     ���������   ,  'There was once a ventriloquist,so poor  that he was obliged to travel on foot from  town to town to savo .expense, much after  tho manner of tho gentleman of adventure  iu Grimm's tales.' Ono day he was joined  on,the road by a, dog as'forsaken as 'him*  self, but who seemed desirous of becominc*  his companion.  ' Thty'jourued together to tho next town,  and entered the tavern tired, hungry and  penniless.' Not being troubled with the inconvenient refinement which conies from a  oug line of gentle ancestors, the man had  developed the quality known as cheek, >ao  he and tho dog s.it down to eat a supper for  winch they could not pay.  Tho room was full of loungers, and the  stranger took a conspicuous seat. _ "What  will you have ?" asked lhe only waiter tho  place employed ; and the order embraced  nearly everything on the bill of fare:1  "But. 1 want something for my dog, too,"  he added. "Ask him what he will have."  The waiter muttered something about,  "Watcher giving us," so the stranger said,  "What, don't you like to ? Well, Bruno,  will you hu vc boot" or fish '"      **  "Beef, every time," said Bruno, looking  with mild brown'eyes at tho waiter.  "And what to drink ?" ,  ."Water, thauk you," said  Bruno.'  By tins time the landlord and every ono  in  lhe place were eager   with suppressed  wonder,'and gathered about to hear a dog  talk. - o  The ventriloquiatfeigned indillference by  eating with avidity, while the landlord was  evidently consideringsomething. His cog.  itation resulted in his oiieriug tlie stranger  three hundred dollars for his wonderful  taking dog."   .  The ventriloquist appeared to hesitate a  moment,'then said abruptly, " Yes, you  may have him for three hundred dollars." .  When the money was paid and the ventriloquist was about to leave, he turned to  the dog, patted him affectionately and'said,  " Good bye, old fellow, you've been a good  friend to me." ��������� '  '.' You are no no friend of mine," returned tho dog, "to sell me to another iraster.  As you were mean enough to serve nie such  a trick, I'll have revenge. I'll never speak  another word as long as I live."  The ventriloquist then made off with all  possible haste.  ODD HAPPENINGS IN EUROPE.    '  Some flJieer Tiling That Have Itc<-ently ,  , Occurred  tn  ilie Old l.ntil.  Statistics show that in German's pop-  ulationof 50,000,000 thc femalesoux-lumber  the males by nearly a*million.  A young lady of Spietz,. Switzerlnnd,  who drank a giass ot beer after eatiug  cherries died a few minutes later.  In Zurich, Switzerland, a " bank for  electric emerpiisss," with a capital oi  30,000,000 francs, is about to' bi incorporated. t/ '        < ,  At Olmutz, Austria, a man of eighty-  seven years old. has been eoii-i'icled of  poisoning of a seven-year-old - boy. lie-  was sentenced to be hinged.  So far ihe sum of G60,0il0   marks  i? 65,    ���������  000) has been raised for distribution among  the indigent dependents of the unfortunates   '  who went down with the iil-fated German  steamer Elbe.  According toa Saxon paper, experiments  made in Germany have'sriosvu that sawdust, ���������  render������'drsoluble by soacmg in chit,   water  andsupplemo ted by otner feed,cous'iuues  a nourishing diet for  hoiFi-saml cauli.'.'  In the ukas-o by which Czu- Nicholas II,  guarantee-* the p.iymuut o; the m'.Vi-'.ii on  the   Chinese   loan    of    11)0.0 0, 'j',) fian'cs   ���������"  (I?S<>,000,000), lie " c-jm n inds" iu.s M.n .-tt'r ,  of Finance to pay the coiipoin   *.-. hi-i.over,  for whatever ryason,   Chin.i fails r \o do so.  Some time ago a iiiiui;ry poor.man in ,,  Berlin, stole ihepoodli; o**au " v -..��������� min.1'-  er, took thu animal to his hoi!.'; ,im-i ihen  feasted on dog steak and c'auinda-e**.*. But  the minions oi the law conar-.d 'li'in ; 'ne  was tried for theft and soulunejd to lour -'"  months'imprisonment.'     ' ���������,  At   Rome,' Cavalry  Lieut.  Blanc,   v.'no    '  maltreated a private so that death, ei'Mi ���������'���������,"    ,  has been sentenced  to' throe iiidu'i'i-*' ' iia->  prisonmeiit,  and   to',pay an   ini'ou.ni'.y "ot . *    "  2o,00l> franc.-, to lhe parents o;  the .yici-m.,.   ,:  The case dragged, through  tuo  ye.-ir's" find  the defense  cost the doughty  Lieutenant  S0,000 francs.  ,    The British Medical Journel   calla alien-     ,   ,  tien-to   the   fact that diphtheria is  often  " "  spread by oats.     During the last epidemic,   '.-  at Brighton,   England, ' it   was found that  severul cats   died of   diphtheria   and that l . ������  beyond   doubt the dread* disease had, in a   .,  number  of cases, been   eommuniuated   by ,  pussy pets to human beings.' ,  /The , English House of Commons- is '���������  composed of 607 M. -P.'s.' 'Of ,thc-*u -165,*  represent England, 30'Wales,'72'Scotland" ',������  -    ���������   '    'Jl  Ida   waH ���������������  the youn-4  T shall bo  "Oh, didn't you order it?"    asked    Ida.  "i I    N"o ; why should I ?"    Uo rant^ the  bell.    "Why have you not laid   the break-  rtifit, Jane V  "If you   please,   sir,    Miss  workin' at thc table."  " Oh of courHo Jane," said  lady, ciimly. " J atn io "iorry,  rendy to move in a f������w minutes."  " But what on canh are you doinjf,  fda ?" ask^d the doctor. " Tno smell m  moil offensive. And, good gracioui, look  at the mecs which you have made upon the  cloth ! Why, you havo burned a. hole  right through."  " Oh that is the acid," Ida answered,  contsntediy. " Mrs. Westmacott said it  would  burn holes."  " You might have taken her word for it  " K ���������illy, ni ! It was you who advised  us to iiiitits her."  "But with discrimination. Wnit is it  that you are drinking, Clara 5"  " Kcun, p*pa.'' '  "Hum? in the morning?" ffe ������at  down and-rsibbed hi������. oyes as one wno irioi)  "o 'shake off some evil Arawn. "Did you  say rum ?''  " Yei, pa. They *!l drink it in tho  profusion which I arr, going to Wxi- up."  " Profeision, Claia, ?"  "Mm. Wostmnfiott says that evury woman alioiild follow ,\ cnllnlt;, and 'nat wi)  ought (a chooie ihose winch worn *n have  always Avoidld."  " if mil mo." j  " Woll.l ,irn going toaotupoti )i<t'irl vir'<s.  I .-'.in goin*,' to be a pilot." |  .-.���������:>iiw  Cholly���������" Aw me good follow, an' what  might you  be fishing for.now ?"  duel". R'-n ���������" Wa-al, chile, I'll not de-  ceibo yo' ; IVe fliihin' for fi������h."  His First.  , Young Spnpgirn (������b.0fiilly)-��������� Congraiu-  Infs mo, old boy ! Moiiifr nnd child aro  doing well.  Old Boy���������Kb ? Ho you arc a father, eh ?  What ;n it, boy or ir:rl ?  Young Hpng^ins  (blankly) ��������� I  to auk.  Careful of Spalling*.  Much  amusement has   been  created  in  Paris by tho discovery  that the Prefect cx  the Seine  has issued a circular to his subordinates begging   them 10   be exiremcly  careful with regard   lo   their   spelling, iu  which    ho    misspells     tho   word    " orthography" by   leaving out the first " h."  This'has   led  to  a   close   scrutiny of  the  official   utterances   emanating    from   tho  Holel de   Ville, and poor, M.   l-'oirbelle is  charged   with   having    committed   other  solecisms.     Thus, in "a report dated February 2S,  IS9<>, which .was  drawn up by M.  f'lobonval and  signed by   th'e Piefcct,   it  was represented that   tho tomb   proposed  to   bo   erected   lor  the bin ial of workmen  acoidently killed while in   the service   of  the Paris municipality  should be a sort of  "snini circle  of rectangular form."    How  a semi-circle can  at the   same time  be' a  ruclanglo   the   report  does   not   suy.    A  French   wag   Btiggosls  that lhe confusion  arose from the   common use  of the apparently opposite lerins " rund" (round)  and  "carro" ^iiaro)   to designate   in popular  angimgo a man of straightforward character.  - mi  Serious   Symptoms.  Why, asked Dismal Dawson,leaning over  tho fence, why do you keep on diggin' when  tlm boss ain't around ?  Because I really like the job, said the  now farm hand.  Got a real likin' fer woik ?  Sure.  You'd orter take treatment*  and 103 Ireland. They receive no pay.  The election expenses are' reported to  amount usually from S2.000 to ^3,000, and  there is goncrally a further outlay of Sl-,000  ,to $1,500   annually until the  election.  Twenty-five yeurs ago the great' b'.ttle's   ,  of' the,Franco-German   war wore   fought.'  That war of only'ISO days   cost  Germany,  iu. dead and   maimed,   G.055   ofnci'is' ami  110,701 men.    It appeals almost incredible'  noiv that'within,  a   few   months  *21,508,^  French officers and 702,04s French soldiers'  wore made prisoners or compelled to disarm.   ' .        '     i> ���������'    1  The Bnik of EngVid-,rightly, has the'  reputation of being o%>*of the mightiest.-  powers in the world of rinnuce. But tliero  are-other institutions in Furope who-e capital and transactions are not.to bo'suce/.ed  at oven by the Rothschild aggiegatioii. In  ils last monthly report the Austro-Hu'ngar-  uiu Bank, at Vienna stales;(iliat tho value  of its notes in circulation is 52^,-108,000  gulden (.'5200,000,000), and'that it bus gold  and  silver to   the^amount   of 3-10.-105,000   '  gulden.     -    / ' ,    --    Commenting on   the fact   that  not long   '  ago the pastor  of a church in   the White-  chapel district iu London announced from  the pulpit that in future his hearers might    ,  smoke their  pipes during services'if they .  '  chose, l'lmlependaucc   Beige says there is  nothing so very  Btrango about  that.      In  the   Mexican   courts  ot  law, .ic Buys,   the  imoking of   cigars   is sanctioned by hoary  .custom: there one may ofteu see a prisoner  pulling away  at   the fragrant weed jvhilo  answering the questions put to him by tho  Judge, and the latter serenely adds to tho  general smoke.      Mexican teachers reward    ���������  diligent pupils by giving  them pormisiion   ���������  to smoke cigars ni cigarettes during school  hours, and whenever the worthy pedagogue  is   in good  humor the .school-room air is  thick with smoke.    Smoking begets thirst;  hence  on the teacher's desk 'stands a huge  jar filled willi " pulque," the national beverage, to refresh tutor and tutored.  Some   time ago an   Englishman  visited '  Caifa, an ,out-of-the-way place within .the  dominion of the Sultan of Turkey,  lie Hew  into >x race when, just beforo  leaving,  he  was presented with "a hotel  bill charging  outrageous prices for very sorry aceomoila-,  tion, but on tho advice  of his wife he paid  tho amount asked.    A'few days afterwards  the hotelier received a letter saying: "Your  prices are too high !" , A few wetksjater a '  parcel   arrived;   the   innkeeper   removed '  wrapper after wrapper���������100 of them���������and  al last camelo a curd oil'which  was   writ    ,  ten :  " Your prices are too high !'"  A few  months   after   that,   quite   lately, a large  box   was  delivered  to,him���������after ho had  paid a goodly sum for freight charges.    On  opening it,  and after doing  a tremendous  amount of unpacking,   ho found another  card :      " Your   prices   are   too   Inch ���������"  Sinoo then  tho   unhappy man has  refused  to accept cither letters, parcels, or  boxes.,  France levies a tax on spirituous liquors  dis died within her bounds, but since 1S75  the' I'Venoh   Government   exempted   from  taxation ' all ,liquors   distilled'  for   "home  consumption."      As   was   to bo   expected  thu number of fanners who operated under  thiselaus') increased constantly,until it now  has reached nearly   a million, and inBtead  of limiting thc product in accordance with  tho law they distilled all thu year around,  flooding   the   country     with   cheap   and  viliainoiiB stuff, causing untold misery and  involving a loss to the exchequer of certain  ly not less than 200,000,000 francs annually.    The Chamber of Deputies,   to appease  trie loud cry   for*r������fonu, baB now passed d  law taxing all   spirituous   liquor    without  exception,but m ordor not to lose the good  will   and   votes   of   tho   1,000,000   potty  distillers it imposes such an unreasonably  'heavy tax    lhat the conservative  Senate ���������  without wiiose   concurrence   no  .measure  becomes oporative���������will refupe to also pass  tho law.      Thus the   old state of things is  likely to continue   and  the   wilv Deputies  will lay all tho blame on the Seuators.  The   knot that  bindi me   by ihe law of  I  foi got I eoiirtc-y pine';,'-*- me inoro than that of legal  constraint. ��������� Monla.gne.  What He Dre-aded.  Lea���������Great heavens 1 old man, I have  suffered three days and nights of sleepless   agony  trom  PbrmiB���������Why  ed?  Lea.  hurt I  and  this   raging toothache !  don't   you   get   it pull-  I would;   but   I'm afruid it would  ^1  What has surprised me most,'in history  i������ to read of ro few kings who have abdicated their thrones��������� not abo^e a doe������'ii or  two at the most.���������Sterne,  JL*-1 THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.  nSSESOQESBa  EXPfflSIYE RUSSIAN FIJI.  THE , FAIRS ARE THE EXCITING  EVENT OF THE YEAR.  A Minimum or Plcasnre tfor u .Vnxlmnm  ������r Com���������An American** Experience al  n .llercliaut's lHniier I'arly���������Kiissinns  Know lion to Eat, lUrinlr anil Amuse  TlirmselveK. ; y  The fair at Nijni-Novgorod is undoubtedly one of the wonders of the world. I  hava no hesitation in recommending it to  anyone wno desiiea a novelty, writes' a  correspondent. , It might be imagined that  all (these i. people gathered together for  purely business purposes, and occupied  with no other considerations thau those  of cheap purchase and dear,'sale, . would  have small idea of dissipation.  This, however, is very far from being  ' the case. The great annual fair iB looked  upon by the Kussiaus as the onegreat  ojcasion for excitement and the lavish expenditure of money. Like most people  unaccustomed to be extravagant, they will  do this in the most foolish way, obtaining  a minimum of entertainment for a maximum of roubles. , ���������  Their only way of calculating amusement  is by the amount of money it costs. As  long us they succeed iu making something  of riu unusual display they do not mind  the cost. They will give their horses  buckets of'best champagne, light their j  .<��������� cigars with bank notea aud throw all,their  jewelry and,all the money they may.have  about them to a music tiall singer whose  voice and figure happen to take their  fancy. Tney are all unusually hard drink,  ers' and it is needless to add that most of  these' exploits are credited to them when  ���������'they are well ln'tneir cups.  As an instance   of   Russian ' ostentation  and extravagance the following   narrative  ���������   is very interesting :    While at the fair iu  ' '93   1   made  many friends  amongtho rich  merchant'princes.    I was treated royally,  and shall never torget my iirat introduction  to a live fair dinner to which I wasinvitea.  .-.,���������,     , a merchant's dixxkr party-.  Among other things,   I   was'discussing  i with a rich merchant the merits of Russian  '   pork compared with oura.and naturally held  that the latter was much finer, aud served  in better style for the table.    The Russian'  ' could not verbally convince me tn the contrary,  so ho invited nie to dinner the next  ,   day, saying : '��������� '<,'''  " I'll show you how, to serve  pork ; and  what's more, I'll teach you how we eat and  amuse ourselves at the fair."  - , Imagine a   thick-set,   heavy   Muscovite  *  with" apowerful and finely developed chest',  , broad  shoulders and   a   long   patriarchal  beard ; long coat reaching to within twelve  ���������* inches  of the<ground, his top boots   worn  ���������, over  the trousers, "and you will have the  picture of my host. ��������� t  At the appointed hour and place I found  a'uarty of ten'nssembied in response lo my  , host's invitation.    We were all seated'   at  our table in"the large public dining hall of  one  of   the many hotels.    At   one  end of  the hail    was    a , small     stage   wilh   a  piano ; - at  'the   other   a'  huge ' organ of  ' almost   cathedral si/.e,  let into the   wall,*-  This   is  woundup  after the fashion  of a  ,   musical box and   plays marches, .national  airs,and operatic'selections during, certain  intervals in theeveniug, while the stage is  occupied   between'times by chansonettes  of  all   nations   who sing 'iu their'  native  'languages./        '  1   ' '        l'KlS-OELY TIP3. /  These ' chausonettes receive from .the  hotel keeper only their board and lodging;  after her turn the chansouette goes around  aud makes a collection.     The money thus  > collected iB for herself, and if she,is pretty  and has a tine voice she can, during tne  month of 'the fair,. make a small fortune,  judging by ths amount my host, Ivan  Yasilijewitch Popov, gave away during  the evening to all the chansonettes. One  of them got a crisp 100 rouble note (S50),  and the remainder must have obtained  about 130,making in all '_\30 roubles ($125).  The Russian dinner itself is usolid aud  lengthy'a'dair 'and is always 'preceded by  , the "zakuska"or appetizer. This ceremony  consists of picking amorsel here and there,  and washing theseveral morselsdown with'  two oi* three glasses ot wodki.  These '"zakuskas" consist of a mass of  dishes ranged on a separate sideboard and  containing all kinds of   delicacies   such as  - anchovies, done up in various ways, sardines, shrimps, prawns, lobsters, hen lugs,  salmon, salads of all kinds, mm slices of  sausage, cucumbers, caviar and countloss  other viands which cover the whole of ihe  ' long sideboard.  A   HOG- ROASTED   WHOLE.   ,  Having gone through our preliminary  canter, we started oil al a fair pace, which  we kept up all the way through from 6  o'clock until midnight. Bur. the moment  that was lo crown all was evidently approaching, for I noticed great pieparations  being made'and the middle of tho table was  being cleared of all superfluous dishes,  ornaments, etc. At a given signal the  host arose, and what waa my amazement to  see an immense hog, weighing at least 300  pounds, brought in on a silver diah,roasted  whole,  Then followed my host's speech, the  substance of which was a worthy effort to  prove that^'RiissiauB know how to eat,  drink and spend their time." L  After dinner���������or, rather, after midnight  ���������wo retired to a private room, and here  the real fun' began. Each hotel has its  band of gypsies���������eight or ten handsome  girls and three or four men���������who sing  wild gypsy songs, intermingled with  barbaric screams and cries. They also  dance strange dances of their own. But  there are certain romances that you must  call upon tho women to sing���������soIt,plaintivo  melodies that bring tears to your eyes. An  hour's entertainment of this kind will cost  your host from loO to 2">0 roubles ; there  ia no fixed charge, aud the gypaies never  make their price ; they .know tho liberality of the Russian.  '  The whole idea of the gypsy entertainment is an absurd one. It is conceivable  that in the r own country, with appropriate  surroundings, their melodies might have  some piquancy and interest; but to see  these "wild children of the air" cooped up  within four walls, singing their national  airs, all impregnated with "freedom" and  '���������liberty," becomes almost grotosque.  wodki and pickled cucumbers. I have seen  many a man brought round by this "reviver," to begin again in another place.  When " the boat gets lively he begins  breaking the furniture, playing Aunt Sally  with the crockery, dancing on the piano  and upsetting the waiter wilh an overloaded tray. He will smash all the mirrors  in the house, and finally upset the table  with all the plates, dishes, bottles, etc,3 on  it. This concludes the evening's entertainment. He will then ask "for the damages."  , PAYIKG THE DAMAGES.  When the bill is brought in he carefully  reads over every, item aloud, aud makes  comments upon 'each, something in this  way: '  'f'Fifty bottles of champagne, 500 roubles.  Ah 1 jea ; it was capital���������the luest I ever  tasted !    That's right \ ^  " Five bottles oi Boda water, 50 kopecks.  What! 10 kopecks a bottle of soda ? Exorbitant ! Preposterous ! Why, I can get a  bottle any day for 5 kopecks. I won't pay  such a price !    No, air ! '  " To breaking piano, 150 roubles. Yes,  that's correct. What did you think of the  dance,' gentlemen ?   Grand wasn't it ?  "One thousand cigarettes, 10 roubles.  One rouble a hundred cigaiettes ;'downright robbery ! Why, if I pay such out-  rugeous prices I stui.ll become bankrupt in  a very lew years. ^ They are not worth  more than ha'>f the price (!  " To one complete set'of crockery warei  glasses, etc., for twelve people ; two large  mirrors and damage done to labia service,  etc., 500 roubles, ,Ycs ! I Baid 1 could hit  it���������and I did 1 Capital Bhot ! Here' you  are ; taker'tbe money and keep the change !"  ��������� -Tho change amounted to something over  150 roubles {���������������!")) ; but he does not mind,  so long as he makes an impression.  i As near as I could get at the amount, my  extravagant millionaire,host spent at ieast  1,800 roubles', or 8900, in order to convince  me " that Russians know how to eat, drink  and amuse themselves."  The merchant very seldom'goes to bod  before'4 or .**��������� o'clock in the morning, and  gets up at 9 o'clock, to commence business.  At 5 or 6 in the afternoon he finishes his  business, aud recommences" the same life  over again. This lasts from three to four  weeks, ��������� during ' which time he spends a  fortune and makes���������fivo or six !  T  ������  IlB  But1  Potato Ball Yeast.  'Boil and mash four or five medium sized  potatoes; to a pint add a level tablespoonful  of salt and a level tablespoonful of, grauu  Jate'd sugar, writes a correspondent. When  cool add half a cake of-any good, dry yeast  softened do. a3 little water as possible.  Mold into a ball and set where it will keep  cold, but not freeze. In 24 hours prepare  a little quantity of potatoes; when cool, in  place of adding yea3t, add the ball ; work  together thoroughly - and mold into two  balls'of the same 3ize. These are ready'  -forusVany time after, twelve hours, and  one ball will ' r'aiBe four , ordinary sized  loaves. For* the bread, set the sponge over  night, using the potato ball dissolved in a  quart of lukewarm water for wetting. A  supply cf this yeast can be kept on hand  by preparing potatoes aud making a uew  ball the day before baking asidirected.  We had a delicious bread for dinner ; we  call it " emergency bread."1 I had been  having the " bummer grip," could,scarcely  sit uplast night, and we must have isoine  bread to tide us over Sunday. Into a quart  of new milk 1 put a teaspoouful or a.ih.  and a quarter of a cake of " Yeast Cream"  dissolved in a little water, then beat iu  ficur' till the batter would (hold up a  tablespoon. I heated a little water over  the oil stove, set the basin containing the  batter over tho kettle, covered it with a'  double paper, and it was light^ and ready  for the oven when I got up at five o'clock  ��������� tnis morning. Thiaia a light, sweet, porous  breud, and is especially good for the little  labor it takes. ' ,  ' Brown bread can be stiired up in the  same way, which is as good bb that which  requires several fermentations, kneadings,  etc. 1 use naif and Half white flour and  whole wheat-*"fiour7~~ful������ewarm-' water in  place of milk, aud half a toacupful or less  of bugar to a quart. Set the���������ba3in containing the batter over night in a warm oven,  and in the morning when you get up they  will be ready, to bake, which is'of great'  advantage these hot days.  ������   ' PEARLS OF TRUTH.  When ' will love die ? Not till the stars  die'; not till the heavens fall; love will outi,  last them all. ���������Anon. '' /  A surface judgment is a daring one indeed if it presumes to Le other than apleas-  ant one.���������Misa Mulock. ��������� '  It is alwayB safe to loarn, even from ou  .enemies; seldom safo to venture to instruct  even our friends.���������Colton.,'  '.,  Nothing is so good ior au ignorant) man  as silence; and if he was sensible oi this he  would not be ignorant.���������Saadi. '  '   ���������  The wise are instructed by reason, ordinary minds by experience, the stupid by  necessity, and brutes by  instinct.���������Cicero.  Kind words prevent a good deal of that  perversenes which .rough and imperious  usrtge often produces in generous inmdB.���������  Locke.   ,. , ,     ���������   ' n     ,  , Imagination is a mettled hoise, that will  break the rider's neck, 'when a donkey  would have carried''him'to the'end of his  journey slow bin sure.���������Southey.  In a natural state, tears and laughter go  together ; for they are ^win-born. Like  two children sleeping in-one cradle, when  one wakes and stirs, tile other wakes also.  ��������� Beecher.   ',    ���������-       ,  ���������   ������,���������',,'  Cunning leads   to knavery ; it iB but a  step from one to the other,  and  that very  slippery ; lying only makes the difference ;  add ,that to ..cunning,   and it is kuavery.���������"  Bruyere. ''  so A level teaspoonful of boracic acid dis-  a lved in a pint of freshly boiled water and  applied cool is the best wash for,iufUmed  .ore eyes or granulated lids, and an excel-  ent gargle lor inflamed sore throat.  Old age seizes upon an ill-spent youth,  like fire upon a rotten house. It was rotten  before and must have fallen of itself, so  that it is only ono ruin anticipating another.  ���������South.  I'KOCKfjS OF SOBCKINR   Ul*.  Before adjourning to the privato room,  the lust process is "getting sober." I will  not mention tho various brands of wodki,  -���������vine, champagne and liqueurs and cognacs  consumed at the dinner table; suffice it to  eay, thc number of bottles lor each guest  will not bo undor four or five. After this  it is natural that the company require  humuthing to bring them  around���������that is,  " After Years.  "Give back my child!" I plead that day,   v  illy fticonirnin-.t'the coflin-lid.  'Tlere is the place, upon my bre.isr;  Not there,   in cold uml I'.arkncs". hid.  Wliv, ho had just tie-jim to live-  To know my race, io iauBh. to reach'  His hand to mpct my lips, and make  Sweet essays at some unknown speech!  "Untrodden lound his baby feet  The whole fair real m of childhood lay;  Nor ntones nor thorns to make them bleed���������  My hand bad smoothed them all away.       ,  No wind of heaven Iind buffeted  .  His "unny head with cruol breath���������  Mv nrin-i had -afely sheltered him.  Give him to me, O Death!"  Now, standing by that, little grave  Whero In and out. the passing- yeir--  Weavcd tnpeslrie- of green and irold. ���������  1 hitlilc remomboi'iniriny icavs.  I l.iy mv gray bend on the mound  Thai dr.ink my tears, and 'nealh my breath  I whistier:    "ll is better so!  Keep him, O gentle Deatli1" l  Mother's Lullaby.  Hush-n-bvc, baby !  ���������Mother will =ui������t to thee.  Soft is the mo.in of the wind in the tree.  Ant-els are listening, ,>  Bright stars aro glisteninp.  Like sentinels watching my bnby and me.  Huah-a-bve. bnby!  What flm.ll I -ins t) thee 1  Sinkcth the bird lohurnc-ton tho lea;  Shadow-* are creeping.  Moonbeams are jiccpinir.  Twilight is deepening o'er moorland and sea.  Lullaby, dearie!  Mother is near thee.  Bright may the dreams of my little one be.  An-jfelsdefend thee:  God ids love send thee,  And carefully guild both my bnby and me.  Open the Door.  Open the door, let in the air,  Tlio winds .ire sweet and the dowers are fair ;  Joy 1= abroad in tl e world to day,        '     *  If our door i* wide open hu may come this  way.  Open the door,  Open tho door, let in the sun. .  He hath a Fmlle for evtry one;  Ho hath   made  of   the   raindrops  gold  and  Bern**. ,,   ,  He may change our tears to iladems-  Open the door.  Open the door of the soul, let in  Strong, pure   thoughts, which shall banish,  5,1,1 i , i,  -  They will grow anil bloom with a grace divine.  And their fruit shall bo sweeter than that of  the vine.  Open thc door.  Open tho door of the heart. let in  Sympathy sweet for stranger ind kin ;  It will make thc halls of the heart so fair  That angels may ontor unaware.  Open tne door.  Easier to Walt.  Say, pard, you'll never get anything to  eat standin1 outside the door.  I know it. I've been waitin' for some  kind stranger to come along and ring the  bell.    See ?  Uses of the Green and Purple Plum.  , The plum, although not so popular or so  healthful as its' sister peach, is an attractive and delicious dessert fruit, when in  perfection, while its rich flavor' commends  it for puddings, pies and conserves.  , English plum tart is a'favorite dish wilh  our cousins over the water. 'Either blue  plums or ripe green gages are used. When  stemined'and Stoned fiU'with them a shallow-pudding dish, sprinkle well with  sugar and cover'with a rich'pie, "cr'ast,  cutliug'.slits in the pastry that the steam  may escape. Bake in a moderate oven.  When ready for the .table lift oil'tho crust,  lay' it upside down on a large plate, pour  ,out tlie plums upon it and smother all in  whipped cream.      .      '  j Preserved Greengages.���������Of. all varieties  the little round greengage is perhaps" the  best liked for doing up. They are of course  never skinned, but for preserving should  be 'pricked, with a needle. The usual  allowance of 1 lb of sugar and 1' pint of  water 'to each lb of fruit' is used, The  water aud sugar are boiled together until  clear, all scum being skimmed carefully off  as it rises to the surface. When translucent  drop in the plums, putting in only as many  at a time as the kettle will'conveniently  hold,* and cook for 20 minutes. ,Tako out  aud lay on platters to cool. 'Proceed thus  with each kettleful until all are done, when  pack iu smo.ll cans, pour the boiling syrup  over them and sea). ' ,  - Damson Jam.���������Though damsons are not  an eating plum, they possess a richnesa  that makes them particularly acceptable  for jam and jelly. Stone and weigh the  fruit and stew it 20 minutes. Add A lb  sugar for each pound and cook gently for  an hour lonaeror until of the proper consistency. Can while hoc in small receptacles.  'Plum jelly is nice and is'rather uncommon. Place the plums in a colauder and pour  boiling water over them. Then put m a  preserving kettle with just sufficient water  to cover them and boil until quite soft and  all the juice is extracted. Pour off the  liquid, strain it and set back on the fire to  cook. Weigh out 1 lb of sugar for every  pint of juice and spread it on ahallow pans  set- ini-tho oven. Let it heat until the  liquid has boiled 20 minutea, when add it  to the mixture and stir constantly until ill  ia dissolved. Remove at once from tho  fire and fiil bowls or glasses that have been  immersed in hoi water to prevent breaking.  Lay rounds of paper dippod in brandy on  top and seal up securely;  ��������� Piekled Damsons.���������This recipe, secured  from an old housekeeper, is for damsons,  but other plums may be used by scanting  the quantity of sugar if thoy are of a  Bweeter variety. To 10 lbs of damsons take  5 lbs of sugar," 2J pints vinegar, 1 table-  spoonful of cloves, and S small sticks of,  cinnamon. Boil ' all together for fifteen  minutes. Remove the fruit and boil the  syrup quarter ot an hour longer. Put up  the same as preserves.  Hints.  Vaseline makes the best dressing for  russet shoes. '  Soft newspaper is excellent to cleanse  wiudowa or any glasswaie.  Spirits of turpentine is tho thing with  which to cleanse and brighten patent  leather.  Cold tea sldanaes paint better than soap  and water, unless the paint is white, when  milk is better.  I������ the hair is thin and dry rub well two  or three times a week with a mixture of  sixty grains of quinine to an ounce of  vaseline.  To keep tortoise-shell oombs bright rub  them after each wearing with 6oft leather.  When they become dim, clean with rotten  stone and oil applied with chamois.  Rubber can ritgs which havo become  hardened can be made pliable and elastic  by soaking them fifteen to thirty minutea  in two parts of water and one ammonia.  Sometimea-there are ridges iu the glass  which prevent cans being hermetically  sealed with rubber rings ; apply over the  place a little putty or a cold paBte of flour  and water.  A medical journal recommends, as a  means for saving the eyes from tho offeota  of contiuuoua use ia sewing, typesetting,  reading, etc.,a habit of looking up from the  work at short intervals and glancing  about the room. This practised every ton  or fifteen minutes, relieves the muscular  tention, rests tho eyes, ond makes the  blood supply much better.  :A SHOE-BLACKING CABINET.  Tills Handy anil Cheap Cabinet Should Be  Iu Every Home.  This cabinet can be easily made by  anyone who can handle tools at all, is very  neat in appearance and handy in application, and costs almost nothing to build.  As will be seen in the illustrations, it folds  against the wall of the kitchen, when not  in use, being" fastened in position by an  ordinary "spring bolt. 'When it is to, be  used it opens out as shown in the illustration exposing the brush, blacking and  dauber, and making a platform on which  the foot rests while iu use.    The cabinet is  FIG I. READY FOR USE,  built of, ������ inch pine or whitewood, and  stained'to match' the' finish of the room,  which is usually, the Kitchen or lodging  room, i Cut out two pieces S by 16 inches  for tho platform and its support, two  pieces \\ by 16 for the sides of the box at  the back, a piece \\ by fij. for the bottom  of the box and one 3 by 8 for the ,top.  Nail the bottom piece between the Bides,as  seen in Fig 1, and nail the top on flush  with the back of the- side pieces and projecting in,front. Fit a,pair of li by 1}  hinges to connect the front- of , the box to  the platform, by cutting iheminto tho face  of the wood until level with the surface,  and cut a similar pair, of hinges into the  top of the upright supporting piece and  the'other end of the plat'.orm on the underside, and screw the hinges on wilh J inch  HEALTH.  i.  Variety in Diet.  A number of facts conspire to throw a  somewhat new light on questions of dietetics, or at least to show that these problems  are more complex than they have been by  some supposed. It may be usual to. speak  of a "mixed diet," meaning thereby one  composed in part of'animal and in part of  vegetable food, one containing proteids,  fats and carbohydrates, approximately in  such proportions as ihey are required by  the organism ; but wheu we see the effect  upon disease produced by very small quantities of certain selected portions of animals  commonly used as foo 1, such as thyroid  gland, suprarenal gland aud bone marrow,  the suspicion arises that these are but "the  more pionounced expressions of a widespread principle, and that such marked differences in therapeutic effect between  certain organs may be associated >' with  similar differences in nutritional value  between the various portions and kinds of  meat which we consume. -Wo may surmise,  (too, that the aiode* ,of preparation may  have a considerable influence, and that  while good cooking may be,as il should be,  a preparation for unil an aid to digestion,  certain processes iu'eooking may do much  more harmj,6 the nutritional value of our  food than is explained by the mere change  in its physical* properties, the- hardness,  muchness, etc., which tney produce.^ The  destruction of the antiscorbutic' properties  oi milk by condensing,' overcooking and  sterilization is * case in, point, aud we  commend to the British farmer the interesting question whether and how far .the  prolonged freezing of meat may interfere  witn its finer nutritional value. Healthy  men,'who have a great reserve of digestive  power, can'derive nutriment from almost  any iood, but for people of feebler frame a  mixed diet must mean one in which,vanety  tof substance eviats of whose nature' and of  whose differences inter ne we as yet know,  nothin'g.' The healthy man/'by, taking  plenty, finds among it what he wants, but  until we kcow much more than we do of  lhe���������vaiue of different foods and different  modes of cooking, we must at least afford  variety to our invalids, and, protect them  from a'monotony in diet which may perchance be debarring them froni the ,ono  thing needful for their nutrition.  no,  FOLDED.  screws.^ Buy a small spring bolt and attich  to the front after it is folded, as shown in  Fig 2, and nail a block of wood on the front  of the platform, to bring the foot a little  above the surface so that the brush can be  used conveniently. Place the open cabinet  against tho wall at such a heignt that the  platform is level, and fasten it with 2-inch  Fcrows through the sides of the box. When  in working order take'it off to be stained  and varnished to suit. Drive nails or screws  in the wall at the back'for hanging lhe  utensils, leaving room for tho foot-block.  If used in a young maa's> lodging room it  will afford an extra seat when he has company.'   , ,  The Abiding. -  Wishing for to-morrow  Sighing for yesterday ! >  Vnguo the delight we borrow���������  Vain tho regret we pay!  1 Sick of an unseen sorrow,  Still in the night ,we slay���������   .  Wishing for to-morrow, . '  SighiDg for yesterday.  Here aro the joys that vanish-  Here arc the sweets that pall 1  Kifc in the hours wo bnnish,  'Thick in the ������ands that fall;  And we fly io our towori that arc Spanish-  Castles that n-e at our fall��������� i  Whcro are joys th.it ennnot vanish^  Anddoliuhls lliat n'over pall.  Nothing has life but illusion���������  Nolhincrabidoibut, the dream!  Afar from'all change and contu=lon  Lie1- thc region where things only s������cm!  Sacred from time'* intrusion,  < In bight everlasting they gleam ;  Nothing has life but illusion��������� '   ,  Nothing abides but tho dream!  So that Doesn't Count.  "Are you sure they're quito froah ?'  "Wot a question ter arat 1 Can't yer seo  they're alive t" "Yes ; but you're alive,  you know."  Mercenary.  The cowbells tinkled drowsily.  In the Bhadow of the shelving shoro,  with the waves breaking at their feot, they  lingered.  Would you marry for money? she demanded.  He started and turned pale.  This is no sudden, he faltered.  To mako a bad matter worse he subsequently asked her how much she was  offering.  '   ���������       Injuries to the Head.  Injuries to the head may be divided into  three classes : those which affect the scaln  o *-  ���������alone, those by which the skull ia -fractured, *and' those by which the brain itself is  damaged to a greater or leas degree.  Inasmuch .as the records of. the Civil  ,,War, in which are accounts of thousands  of cases, are in favor of stitching all soalp  wounds,1 they receive a doctor's 'care as  soon as possible,  ,  A3 a rule, injuries to the' scalp, if carefully looked after, will repair at once, -but  if neglected they are exceedingly difficult  of nrunugoment.. If the_ injury is extensive,  the hair should be removed'for 'a short  distance around, and a clean .cloth soaked  in icowater should be placed over the^-part  while waning for the physicinu,    "  ,  Since shock may accompany the slightest  injury to any part of the body,-it is difficult to say at once whether a patient, in a  condition of collapse from a heaa'wound,  is suffering from a fracturo of the skull,  with pressuro of the fragments upon tho  brain,or has sustained'simply a'concussion.  As a rule, however, cases of extensive  fracture aro attended by a more profound  degree ot colhpse than those of simplo  concussion. The patient is totally insensible to everything, even to the utmost  efforts made to arouse him.'  Fractures of the base of the skull, which  are almost invariably fatal, may be at-'  tended with bleeding from' the ears aud  nose or mouth. ,  In all injuries to the head, the patient  should be kept in a state ot complete  quiet. Iced water should be kept constantly about the head, and the room  should be soniewh.it darkened. Trie  diet should be low in proportion to^ the  severity of lhe case,but always nourishing.  The head should be elevated, placed upon  rather firm pillows instead of soft ones.  The dressing about the head should be just  enough to support and protect the wound  from draughts of cold, without being heating. ' ���������  No injury to the head, however slight,  should be regarded as unimportant, since  almost any such injury is liable to b*) com-  phuued with mischiet to the brain. For  this reason every wound of the head should  receive careful attention at the hands of a  competent physician.     *  .   A Strain on the Eyes.       ���������  One of the common causes .of pain above,  the brows is the .overuse of the ej es and  the strain of accommodation in constantly  looking at near objects. In ils traiiMcnt  form it may bo familiar to some as the  result of a visit to a picture gallery ; it is  oven more readily excited and permir.ently  established among the children at the  board schools, and the girls at the high  schools. Seventy-two per .cent, of tne  children of to-day are said to be sufferers  from defective eyesight, generally in the  direction of difficulty in seeing near  objects clearly. Heidaehe is almost always  present in the cases of the poor lutle  creatures, whoso bodies are statvod while  their,minds aro overfed iii the scramble for  educational grants. (  The ocular headache is often co-existent  with the anaemic headache, especially in  growing girls ; here we find frontal or  Burpraorbital pain, duo to eye strain  associated with the vertical piin felt ull  over the top of tho nead, which is characteristic * ot bloodleasnt'ss. Plontv of  wholesome food ,fresh air, and out-of-door  exorcise will help to combat the anaemia ;  whilo the practice of looking at diatant  objeolB, ami, alas ! the use of appropriate  spectacles, may relieve the headache of  eyo-strain ; but reading, writing, and  sewing will permanently damage the sight,  so that for the sake of education, and in  tho struggle for life, tho coining race is  growing up purblind.  A Loolter'-On In Gotham.  Mrs. Meadow���������I don't wonder thcro is  bo much poverty in the city. I Been the  catiBO of it all tho other day when I was  there.  Neighbor���������What did you notice!  Mrs. Meadow���������Idleness. Never saw  suoh idleness. 'Bout half tho people was  loafin' on tho corners lookin' at tho thermometers, and the other half was rushin'  around huntin' for standin' room near some  other thermometer.  ME II SOUTH AFRICA.  THE BEST HUNTING IN THE WORLD  - STILL FOUND THERE. ���������  ���������Many Kind* of Deer anil Antelopes Plei*  llfiil.' Iti'tiilc Lion*, Tigers, some Elephants, anil Other RI;-; f.aiuv.  Perhaps the most interesting' feature of  a  new south African   guide book  ia   the  account it gives of  game   in that   region,  South Africa is said to   ha%e been   at  one  time the richest region   for  big  game  in  the world.    There has been a vast change  since, though the hunting is still  probably  the best to be found in any   civilized   part  of the globe. The true qua^ga has been er.  terminated, while the black wildebeest and  tho bontebok'are preserved to Cape Colony  only   through   the   efforts   of    individual  farmers.    In  the  west,   in   the   Kalahari  Desert, and the lowlands of the east const,  the sable antelope, the roan  antelope,   the  \        i-ii  gemabok, the  elund, the  wildebeest, and  the giraffe are still found. The antelope,  the zebra, the Cape buffalo, the lion, the  rhinoceros, the leopard, the hyena, and,  at times of migration, the elephant, -.re  found in the valley of the Zambesi.  The most accessible hunting grounds are  in the east and northeast of the Tr:in*vaal  Republic, the Portugeeso territory" alonst  tho Pungwe Iii^er, the country north and  northwest of Fort Salisbury and the Kala, .  hari Desert.' These regions are ail fir from'  any points ot tho coast au'd frorr towns and  cities known by namo on this aide, of thc  world.    Tho first of thcae districts is      '  '      '      'FAMOUS     FOK     AMTELO^K, ,  the second teems with great quantities of  all sorts of game, the third has plenty* of  sable and roan antelopes, aud the Kalahari  Desert is described as the natural and  permanent home of big game. It has been  suggested that the.region be made a' game  preserve for tho public. ���������>,  , '  The hunter is advised to carry flannel  shirts, moleskin jackets and breeohea, or  shooting suits of gabardine, thick slocking!  leather gaiters, asott felthat, two Kharkee  shirts, A heavy, overcoat,1,two pairs of  well-nailed shooting iboois, two pairs of  half-Wellingtons, warm, Btrong gloves, a  waterproof ground sheet to sleep on and  four blankets. ,, , All these things aiid  .whatever else may be needed may be  boughtnt KlinbeTrly,Pretoria, or Mafeking. ,  Loosely made <'clothingyof cashmere ia'  recommended for tho hot regiona, and  headgear to protect tho back from the sun  morning and evening is needed" The South  American poncho Tia "excellent for'bad  weather. The Boers uso tho military pattern  of the Martini-Henry TiHe for all game but1  elephants, and ammunition for this'weapon  is usually to be found h-li-ye anything is  sold. The hollow bullet is-u-'bart thing to  carry if the hunter is looking for dangerous  game, and all gui!h must bo especially  strong in lhe stock. "The humors drive'  into the game country with' a,tent-wagon *  and a team of froni'sixteon to eighteeuoxen.  A water cart is a good.ihmg to take along,  especially in the Kalahari desert. Each  white man of the parly must have a, horse.  If the trip is to extend beyond tho winter ,  months, salted horses, that is, those that,  have, had tho horse sickness, should be  taken,' as .others are sure ,to catch the  disease':' Two men may have ,a South  African hunting trip ,of six months for  about ������2,SCO, exclusive of ship and rail  expenses. , v ,  The lion is extinct south of ' the Oraugo  Rtvor, but ia found, in the north of the ,  Transvaal. The natives say there are thiee  sorts of lions in South Africa���������the white,  the red,' aud tho gray necked���������tho last  being the most savage. But natuialists do  not make these -distinctions. The full,  growu lion is about-twelve teet from the  tip of .the nose to tho end of the tail, and  weighs from 400 to 500 pounds. He  should be shot between the eye^s orxlose to  the looi of the tail. It iB said that the  shoulder shot, even though it pierce the  heart, does not always prevent (  ' THE   I*AT.\L Sl'lll.y),  A shot lhat broaks the shoulder  is   disab  line ' '  The leopard is usually, called the tiger in  South Africa. Both he and the cheetah,  often confused with the leopard, are fine  game for the hunter, but tho cheetah,being  easily killed'is. almost extinct save in  Central Africa" The elephant is practically  extinct tor the purposes of the hunter  south of the Kiver Limpopo, and nearly so  soutn of the Zambesi, save on the east  coast along the Puugwo River. ��������� It is  sit icily protected iu the Transvaal and  further south. ' Mining operations have  driven the elephants from the Kuyaa  region, as thc creatures particularly deteBt  the noise ef blastmi!, as indeed any other  loud or sharp sound. When thoy occasionally uespasB on South African roads they  can be driven off by tho crack of a whip.  The South African elephant can seldom bo  killed by the forehead shot, for he lacks  the soft spot there mat makes lhat the*,  falal shot for the Asiatic elephant. .  (  The white rhinoceros, recently thought ���������  to he extinct, is still found occasionally in  .Mashonaland, Zululand, and tho Zambesi  Valley. Several wero shot in thoBe parts  last year. The black rhinocoros has the  same habitat as the'.elephant, but is extremely hard io find. The hippopotamus is  still found neat tho mouth of the Orange  River in Cape Colouy, in the const streams,  of Zululand, and plentifully in tho streams  of Portuguese South Africa, in tho remoter  parts of Mashonaland, in the upper waters  of the Zambesi, and in Lake 'Ngami. The  fatal Btiots are beneath the eye and behind  the ear, Giratfe9 are found in the north oi  tho Transvaal, though rarely, and in  Matabeleland. They are found in great  numbers in the drye't and most remote  parts of tho Kalahari Desert, where,' with  a good hoise, they may be riddeu down.   1������  He Deserved Lynching..  I've read, observed the thin lady with  the corkscrew curls and the simper,' that  in Korea a married man of 20 is treato 1 us  ihe social superior of ������ bachelor, no matter  how old the latter may be.  That's right ; quite right, said the fat  man, with a magnanimous air. Matrimony  should havo some compensating advantages.  Just the Thing.  IWhen I proposed she did not blush,  And not one wora she said.  The maid did not tell mo yes-  She dimply shook her head.  She simply shook her head, and yet  No man in all the' towp  Could be more pleased than I was, for  She shook it up and down.  "tS  ~"4 'kn^h^Lt'"-  i ^> m*t rfi
IL    UUNi iMI *
 ^^ i*
Defender Wins the First, Race, is Given
the Second, and Goes Over the
Course Alone for the Third.   ���
No event in the history of the sport
has ever exceeded the interest  shown
' in the first race of the 1S95  series   for
America's dip, sailed' off   New   \ork
lust  Saturday.     Since   the   Vigilant
defeated the Valkyrie in  1SA3   the   international contest hiw been kept well
in uiirnl and   the enthusiasm  displayed was merelv the outcome oi the pent-
up feeling of'the   past   year   or   two.
The course was 15 miles to windward
and return.    A *->pl��i��lM >tart was had,
,tli'e   Valkvrie crossing the   line   lour
bei-hii(K ahead of Defender, and it was
nip and tuck from the first signal   gun
to within a Khorl ilislanc-e of the mark.
Then Defender caught the bree/.e and
to thedelightof lliecountlessthousands
of sp.-ct-ilors, simply sailed away from
her rival.   She went on increasing her
lead from that moment .and won  by 8
minutes and -10 seconds.     ,  <
The only effect of the defeat on Sat-
" urday was to make the Britishers more
determined to win when the second
race was called on Tuesday. It was a-
do-or-die case and for the first time, m
the history of American yachting an
English boat showed' the way at the"
finish to a'cup-deiendbr. rt" was the
Valkyrie's race by 47 seconds. But the
Defender had sailed under protest,
' claiming to have been crpwded at the
start by hei*.opponent to'which was
attributed the loss of her topmast.
Before thc cup ' committee Defender
made her protest' stick and was
awarded tho race. <
which was sailed on Thursday, proved
a regular fiasco.'    Valkyrie had pro-
'   tested against   the- crowding of   excursion craft about   the shirting line
At the first two races,  and, owing to
the outcome of the second race, Dun-
raven notified the committee that he
would not race her again if the interference, thus occasioned could not be
'suppressed.   Consequently,   when  the
'    gun was fired for the third event, Val-
'kyrie went over the line to give Defender a start and then  turned back,
"     lowered her canvas, and was taken m
Ko her moorings Defender sailed
over thc course alone and was aw aided
the trophy. ' The   result, has   caused
geat dissatisfaction   both   in   Europe
and -'America.      The    consensus    of
opinion, even  in  England,  appea * to
be that Defender^ a faster.boat than
Valkyiie. ��� ' ��o
'. Notes, of Other Sports:
'A   football   ;niat*'h    between    local
kickers is  en the tapis for a fortnight
hence. '    ,
1 Canmorehaseballists defeated Kamloops by winning the \yhole thiee
games.   ��
The*race for the St, Leger stakes at
the Doiu-asU-T meeting Wednesday,
was won by Sir Visto, owned by Lord
Rosebery. " Sir Visto was the winner
of the Derby this year. '     ...
On Sunday last, at Bordeaux, France,
the 24 hour bicycle' nice was won
by Iluret, who covered 329$ miles,
which'bents, all previous record* for
-   ��� ���- ���	
Local and Personal Briefs. .
Rev. J. A. and Jlrs. Wood returned
this morning from Vernon.
The Kamloops fair will be held
during the first week of October.
The Misses Baker, - of Donald, are
guests of Mrs. W. F. (Jrage for a couple
of weeks.
Col. Moore and family were passengers <on the Nakusp Thursday for
Three Forks. 0
J. A. -McCtell-in, travelling agent for
tlie Seattle Posh rnfrllif/ntcn- is in
town for a few days.
Church Services To-morrow.
Service will be held at the 'Presbyterian Church to-morrow evening at 7:30
p.m. by Mr. Guthrie Perry. Sunday
School at 3.  ���
Services will be held in the Methodist
church by Rev. J. A. "Wood to-moirow
morning and evening at 11 and 7.30.
Sunday school al 2.30.
The regular services of the English
church will be held in the schoolhouse
to-morrow at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. by
Rev. F. Yolland. Sunday School at
20) p.m.
_��� ,. in     ���    m�� ���
John Madigan, who was stiuck on
the h'ead and so severely injured last
May, came in on Thursday morning,
looking thin and much aged since he
went to California. In San Francisco
his mental powers became affected, as
a result cn his injuries, and for some
l.iuic he was confined in a huiauc
asylum. He recovered in a few weeks
and lately has' been at his home,, in
Pennsylvania.---Kamloops Sentinel.
All Previous Records Broken by the
��� ��� N. Y. Central Railway. .,
Since the recent speed performances
of the English west coast and east
coast railroad between London and
Aberdeen, which showed the remarkable feat of covering 540 miles in 538
minutesj officials of   the   New "York
Central have been studying the figures.
The best long distance .run in, the
United States was made byj.be Empire
state express over the New York
Central-in 1S91 when 436i miles were
covered in 439i minutes," while the
actual time was nearly fifteen minutes
less. fThis train has kept up a remarkable rate of speed in its daily 'runs
ever since and notwithstanding the
Atlantic'coast line,and Southern have
both created recordb'in long distance
running, ther-' Central's' phenomenal
time isregarded as unrivalled for the
distance cotered. William Buchanan,
superintendent of motive power of the
New York Central, | stated he had'
demonstratedthe'feasibility of .reducing the present running time of the
flyer between New York and Buffalo,
and tho officials of the road decided to
make the attempt. ,       '
Accordingly, on   Wednesday   morning last, a train consisting   of  a'combination   smoking   and   baggage   car,
two   coaches   and    the   private     car
Marquita, the total weight of which is
358,310 pounds, was made up  at   the
Grand Central depot, New York,   and
pulled out .'it    "):-10.30.     Albany ' was
reached at'7:54.55���-143 miles .in   134
minutes 55 seconds.    There was a one
minute stop for a change   of   eng'ties.
���The   llyer   arrived    at   Syracu-.e     at
10:17.10.      No.'   903    with     Charles
Hog.in,1 uiiief locomotive   superintendent nf the Falls div isiun, af the throttle,
took the train at this point,    and    the
83     miles     between    Syracuse    and
Rochester   were,  reeled   off    in     73
minutes.      The   following     despatch
from Jiuii'.ilo gives the   conclusion    of
the run���:     ���'The N.Y.C. tlyer   arrived
at the   Centriil    station,'   Buffalo,    at
12:40 p.m., having made the  distance
from New York to Buffalo, -140 miles,
in seven hour-.    This breaks   all   long
distance,records ot the world and gives
the Central pos^es-sion of the champion- |
ship.    -It beat.s tU-tiin*-* ot the Empire j   <
State Expie-sS 1 hour and 40   minutes- ���
and knocks nearly three-quarters of an j   (
hour fiom thr l.ue-*t'English   recu-d��� j
4 "iO miles from   Huston    to   Perth    in |    ,
7:15.    The river filtered the train shed f *\
| here at 12:10 flat amid the   cheer*, 'of ' - V
| hundred* o
1 the   actual   finish   in    the
I record breaking perfor uiancc
Loid Rosebery, late Premier of England, has announced his intention of
visiting Canada at an early date.
Win. Ward, ex-inspector of the Toronto police, has been appointed chief
of the Vancouver police force at a
salary of $1,200.     ,���
Congress is to be asked to create another national park oi" game preserve
out of the main range of the Rockies
from the Prickly Pear Canyon noith
to the Canadian line, a strip of territory
about 150 miles long and 30 or 10 wide.
e An agreement has been enteied into
between the German and British steamship companies, under which there
will, be a considerable "advance in
freight and passenger rates t o Amei ica'.
The   agr. e iient   will   go   into    effect
Oct. 1.  ��   *
William B.McCabe, a miner working in the Anaconda mine has fallen
heir to an estate valued at .$250,000,
bequeathed to'him by William P.
Dolan, of Han Francisco, whose adopted son he .was. MeCabc started immediately for San Francisco.
Prof. E. Stone Wiggins, of the
Meteorological department, Ottawa,
says that owing to the conjunction of
tin* heavenly bodies there will he a
repetition this month nf the great
storms of 1SS3. The coming storm will
break on the Pacific Ocean on the 17th,
and will culminate on the Atlantic on
the 21st instant.
A new steamship is being built for
the Ham burg-America n Packet Company by the Belfast linn of Ha Hand &
Wolff,that will eclipse anything afloat,
in tonnage. The tonnage capacity will
be 13,000 tons; displacement, 20,000
tons ; measurement, 19,000 tons; length
of water line, 500 feet; beam, 02 feet;
depth of hold, 42 feet.
j/R. HULL & CO.
Wholesale    and   Retail
Purveyors of High-class Meats.
All orders in our line will be promptly
''attended.to.       , '        ,
* Preliminary- Announcement.
1 u ^  >	
ml IK EFFECTS of the late Mrs. 'F.
J_ IS. M.ttUaw, and also of the late
I-Vnr! Henderson will be sold by public
auction in a few days. ��� See fin-thc-i*
announcements. _   > '
The said eil'ects consist of: One
drawing-room suite ; two bed-room
Mikes -'contents of one kitchen ; three
large, neai ly new. carpets; three stoves,
coal and w'ood ; besides chairs (plain
and l'am-v), tables, kitchen utensils,
lamp.-, linen, feather beds, bedding,
blankets, mattresses, table linen, and
a lar-c stock of l.uii*---.' tine clothing,
etc., etc., etc. Also jewellery consist-
in*** of gents' gold watch and chain,
lady's gold watch and chain, five
plain and fancy gold rings, earrings,
etc.. etc., etc.
COriiT of Assize and  Nisi Prius,
and Over and Terminer and Genial Gaol Deli'verv,'will beheld underthe
T   M    Kellie  made  a  tlving   h-ip   to \ As it was 1���. ,,,-,-lf. the List *.!0 miles in
Kamloops     on     Tuesday.     returning ! 21 minutes, a y-.a-u.- JS    S,<m���kIs    in
1 - ��� -i ��� '������        u-.'-'-"'    r,-., !/���.-���     however,
'nple gathered to witness j j���'m-i-,ioii>-   of   the    " Supreme   Court
wonderful ! Act." as  amended   by  the " Supreme
Ch.u-lie * Comt Amendment  Art.   1891," at the
' Town   of  ('linl'-n  on   Wednesday, the
l*-*rh  dav  of  September,   proximo,   ir>
lien of tin' Court of  Assize; appointed
bv the -Miid Act *.o  be  li'eld  at the said
Town   on   the 20th   day of September,
I'-tfO.      l'I!v C'omiii.ui'l.
J'rnrinrinl Secretin-;/.
Provincial Seeivl-iry's OHiee,
22nd August, ISO.",. 10/
Mognn, wa.s sui rounded by a crowd uf >
j eager people' '-vbo coriaratulnterJ him
I on tlie run from Syracfft ���1 HI miles
'��� in 1 11 minutes, llou'-us said he could _
! h.i\��- done 10 iniiiute.s bcttir hut/ for l
'the heavy headwind w S.i-.-li he on-"
' countered in the inn in from "JLit:vvin. 1
H. Nd
Groceries,    provisions,  ,flour,   feed,   miner's   supplies, ..stoves,
.tinware, "granite ware, hardware,  paipts and   oils,   boots,
shoes ; men's, women's and children's  furnishings,' dress
t' ' ' '   ", , '
t goods and millinery. v>,
Dressmaking in latest styles.
' !  '
the   Post   Office store
complete   stock
and    buy
of   Gents
hand.    Shirts,    Shoes   and
vour    outfit    there.
Furnishings ^always
Suits   a   specialty.
Tlmr-sday inorniiig. [
Mis^ <J.u>, who has been visiting here
during the siiminer nionths, left, for
her home,,at A**l.erol'l. on Tuesday.
The, steamer Marion has been leased
by Tim Price, who will navigate her
for the balance of the -im'-uii.
A.   .Steward,   tin-   ni.iii.igcr   of   the
(ireely Creek -.hingi ill, has i eiiioveil
his family to town from A -lici-oft.
' Ch.-is. Abi-ahainson   wa.s   elected    today to fill the v.iciuiey   on    lhe   M-hool
boar.l oecasiiii.ed by the re-ignal ion  of
C. H.'lemple.
A. II. Iloldich returned from Omaha,
on Monday, where In- had been on
buMl-.C-.sfnr file Mall M.lies Co. He
loft f< r Nelson lhe same evening.
J. O. Miller, fur buyer, who has
recently teiiioved here from .Jennings.
Mont., -shot a .-VK1 lb. bear near the 111.*-
cillewaet on Wednesday.
The town i*-< filling up with laboring
men in anticipation of grading, etc.,
on the Ario.v Lake extension com-
mencimr immedialely.
The September issue of St ovei'-
Pocket Directory is to hand replete
with time tables, maps, etc., all of
wh'ch iuforiiiiil.ioii is reviwrd a' d
corrected    IVoui   oirici.-i!   and   reliable.
.sources.  7 ���    ��� ���
Amongst the arrivals in town this
j morning' was. Horace 0. Henry, the
' (lirat   NOrtbi'i'ii    railroad ;, /���oiilrac.tor,'
��r iosc resideui-e, the finest  in  Se.atle,
���.\a-  totilly   th'sttoyed   by   Hie   fail.*
^\". ,i..i'-fl.iv moniing.
the   mile.      Several    mile.
were ri
':li f.i
,inter than the
p;(sseir*.'Ci* list w...*
' made up entirely of ofli/crs of the
] comp.uiv, among wliom wirti .'?rd V'u-h
i President H, Walter Webb and his
! private se/Hilary, Ceneral P/e-s'-nger
j A .yen I (l'*o. If.,lMnielt General Stit.ei*-
I inVendent   I'M gar V.in .Rtten,   Su|ierin-
' tend.-nt of   .Mulive l-*o*-ver    I'.nelMiian,
i am
*    ~4
1 Geucial   Hoadina.sler fMk
Owini: ioiiiM<le(ju.i(e accommodation '
eleieii thousandVhi!>yreii w/'ie refns.-d
admissii,,!    to    the   public   schools   of j
Chicago this year. :
Uiglu'hl   I fun or*���\Vorl<l'
~"1 table" j
'Showiiu-; tbe Dates and Places of Courts
' of A-.oi/ft, Nisi   Prios, Oyer  and  T��r.
miner, nnd General Gaol Delivery  for
the /ear 189*5.
F.M.f. A--*l'/rx.
Tbtirsd.iv.  2<;ib Hepti'inlier
Monday'     ''/Kb Sept I'liibr-t
.Monday  .. 7fb Oelnber
. Monday .     1Kb October
...Kridayd .   -lllb Oetr>ber
't min-it ei*" - - Wediich-rlay  . illh
\'ei mm
I.ytl'ni ..
.\'.-w We-
V'aiicfmvt'r,   Mondav
Vx toria    .
71 I th Noveinber
ii.'-dav. 10t 11 November
"ue-ila v.. .2'ith November
A pure Grape Crea m of Tartar Powder.   Free
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
CAW  I  OTITAIM  A   PATBNT?    Jor ��
promp*- jinHwer anil nn honeit opinion, wrllo If;
>I (J X N -fc <;(��., who havo Iind nearly firt7 yi-nr**
CTporlencoln tho pntfnt Uimlni>im. Commnnlrifc.
MoriiMrlcnyrnnflilcntlBl. A flnnnb��nl< of In-
rrinnutlon on'/'rnlnit I'm ten 1m nnd njw tn oh.
tuln Hicm nont fn'<-. Also u cntnlOKUOoXnicclmn-
lcnl und ��clnnt.lflo liooks Kent. frco.    ���
J'ntoiitS'tnkon tliro*-p��* Munn & Go. roMlvo
,I,Iiiib nro broiiKht wlfloly bororn vlio publlo with-
out cofif, to the Inventor. Thl�� upIniidlil n/ipnr,
l��/iufid weekly, oldKiintly lllmit-rntf<l.li���� t>f rm- tlio
liu'poBt.mronlkllon of nny iiclcntlllc work In tlio
world.   ��.'{ a yonr.   Sninplo coiilirn nont frcii.
Ilulidlnn;K<fitlon, monthly, -firon yonr. Hindi*
cnploq, tfS cents. ICvcry nimiUor oontnlnn jivnii-
tl/nl plntcfl. In colors, nnd til.otpi.'r��phii of new
noi-ici willi plnnn, omiblliiK Iiulldors to cliow tlio
lnmit iloulKni ntid Hcwiro umtrnctj.   Addrcnii
MUNH & CO,. NZW yoiiK, a��l J*KO/.l>//*-r
Mineral Act, " Korni I'"."
Certificate of Improvements.
thisTrnut IJiku MliilnjrDivlMon of Wunl
ICm'-tcnav I>intri<-t. VVImn-lomitcd : im II.illcj*
Crtfk. 'I'uk'J Netii'o tlml I, Huiry AblniU. or
Vnn'ertiivcr, lt.('��� free niiiior's L-urlllli'iilo Nn.
Vi 141. Iiiti.nd. rtlxlj- flii.Vn from llio dnlo liurrof,
lo'ftiiply l" *-!'�� f:"'fi t'oiiimlssloiicr for u i;i!i'-
tlll.jiitc of iiiiiiiovoriiciitii, for tlio iJiir-'OM* of
oliltiiiiinK a I'iovmi gi'.uil, of llif above oliilm.
Viul further lula; noliei'. Unit ii'lvt'i'HO  tluliiw
iniist lx: Mini   to the Uolil   CoiiliiiiHKlonri* und
lll-tio'll <*OlllIlU'TICC(l liofol'lj I 111! IhHIUllK'O   Of   rillull
certilU.iU' of iiiiproycjnic-riLH.
Ilut^ d this tenth iluy of May. IMI.
' 10-OL i "��� AllUOl I.
All Eastern Points.
Tliroiiieli I'lr"! ClniRSlcoiilnKf'iirmmil TourKt
Hlcopln)/ f'urn to ��t. J''1"', Minitrwiliiml Toronto
without chiiriKc.
MUntie KsiiroHH urrivori   H-1.1 dully.
,.������!���,, "    ���     "       lii.*i*i   *'
fur full  Infoi-mntlon ns to ruli;M, lime, ct<;,
.lll'llj   lo '
I. T.   lirnvsh'i',
Ageiit,���Kevflblokc. .
ah). Mcifi. nl'OWN.    ,d.     ��� ���        d:'.'���:.,.
District. I'iii-sernrtir A��(!iit, v iinconvcr,- It.-t .
Truliih ���' Ionvln��7 Kevelstoke on Siindjiyx.;
MondivVf nnd 'I linrndny? nmke eonneet oiw
with the . Pal'tUnl StwiincrH ,* MiiiiiUiba.
.'AUwIwca ** and ** AlborUi." whioh leave rort
William for Owen ri'Mind eierj Siiimlnv and
Thuisda\,iui(l for Windsor anil Simla ovcij
T.  L.  HA-IG,
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General Commission Agent.
Representative of the Kootenay Smelting; & Trading Syndicate.
He Also Handles
<_And Other Articles too Numerous to Mention.


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