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 FOR MEN���������  ^'.Finest Cashmere Sacks  0 CO  ',/-: (Extra, heavy -wool do 0 M  : d, *'. Best quality   Shetland   wool   ,  .'f    '        Underwear, per suit ."... i 2j  ,. * , ,-; KiHcat naU wool   "        ��������� i 00  7       Braces, per pair, 30c. and 40c''  The English Trading Co.  /")  s~\  v   /   ���������>   .-   ^- /   ���������    '.V,  ���������-   "-   d /r     ������. -- ������������������ i  --V  f**     P      CUAH'  Customs Br-pker,  REVELSTOKE.  Vol. 2.���������No. 24.  REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., SEPTEMBER,21, 1895  $2,00 a Year.  P  Yfi>  ti  MAIN HOUSE: {���������  HELENA, MONT.  Or. Cotlt & Bouaan Stj.  Kootenay- Lodge  No. 15 A.F. & A.1VI.  Goods "bouffbt rig-lit out;  mission charged. .  Pair selection; "immsdiate returns, f?  , Shipping-* taffa furnished free upon .'.  request. ������������������ i\  ' There is HO DUTY on Tuts or any 4  other goods we' handle. fi<  KST-Write for Circular giving Ship- *  ping* Directions and LATEST EIAB-  20->rf PSXCES.  Incorporated.  200-212 First Avenue North,  branches:- ��������� ���������  CHICAGO, ILL.       VICTORIA, B.C.       WINNIPEG,,HAN.  ITS lirhlsua St.' J9 Ungltf St.. '178 Princtn St.  The regular meeting  nre held in the "Mos-  onic'l'eniple. Bourne's  ^Hall,   on   the "third  --Monday   in   each  , month   at   S   p., in.  Visiting   brethren  cordially welcomed.  CHAGK. SnCKKTARY.  , O. O. F., No. 25.  Regular meetings are held  in Oddfellows' Hall every  , Thursday night at  eight  i.o'clook.   Visiting brothers  cordially welcomed.'  AS SAFE AS  A BANK.  That's  What President Ker Says of  Mining Investments in Kootenay. '  . O. LEWIS, Skc.'  Confederation  Association Toronto.  The  Life  Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1658.  , Regular meetings are held in  the ,Odd Kellows'-JIall on the  second nnd fourth Wednesday's  of each month at T:'* ri. ni.  VNiting brethren arc cordially  invited. .  E. ADAIR.   J. I. WOODUOW,  W.M.     ��������� ' Hoc. Secy.  A. McNEIL,  BARBER SHOP AND BATH ROOM,  Front Street, Bevelstoke.  Capital and Assets Over  $6,000,000.  NO  CONDITIONS  Insurance at Risk Over  $26,000,000  NO.  ;;  Before insuring you should see the  Model Policy Contkact -  issued bv the above  Company. t  RESTRICTIONS  Full particulars on application to Agent  T. L. HAIG,  ' Agent  for Revelstoke.  J. D. BREEZE,  General Agent for B.C., Vancouver.'  W.  COWAN,  -WHOLESALE DEALER IN  WINES; LIQUORS  AND CIGARS.  Haircut, 25c.;' Bath, 50c; Six Shaving  . ������ ,, ' .  '  Tickets for $1.00.' ,        *' ;  ,   ' GUY, BARBER,  WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER.  Repairing Neatly & Promptly Executed.  ' ���������       :o:'   REVELSTOKE, B.C.    ,       "���������  f     FURNITURE,  Doors, Sashes & Blinds.  ,R. HOWSON,'.:-'  BEVELSTOKE.   >  COFFINS  CARKTED  IN  STOCK.  lEfcE-VIEXiSTOIKIIE]  IB.O  Stockholm House.  AG1SXT KOH SI.NGKK 81'WIXG MACHINES.  HALYCON SPRINGS HOTEL ���������  Appow   Lake.      '  now    open   at  tlic*o  Celebrated    Hot  Springs for the accommodation of guest.-!.  Bates $1.50 to $2.50 a day.   Baths 25, cents  each or.five for $1.   Special rates to families  or by .thu .month ciin be arraiyjcd.  *,**,- -*-   '- -������������������ ->   '" ^ -'  '   - Dawson, Craddocli St Co. .  I8,  FOR SALE.  A very nice  heifer,   *2i   years' old.  Apply,to Dave Hall," at   Hall's   Land  ing  MAT. BARTH.  NAVIGATION.  1895  TIME   SCHEDULE  1895  , JOHN-STONE, PuopiiiKTOit.  The Dining Room is furnished with the best the  . Market affords.  THE BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  d     '   WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  th"e"^enTral7"  "      ABRAHAMSON BROS., Phomuktors.  THE  OLD FAVORITE  STEAMER  ; '   (('upt. Hobt. Sanderson) ;  , <  WILL RUN  IIKTWKE.V  REVELSTOKE   and   NAKUSP  The press and residents of Kootenay  have often been accused of " drawing  the long bow" when describing the  mineral wealth of this section of tlie  province to strangers.,' Even the  business men of British Columbia, or a  majority of them, outside of Kootenay,  have,failed to giasp the import of the  message. ' The result is that the degree  of development' already attained is  due, almost entirely, to the ' assistance  and energy of foreign capital, principally American, which, quick to'recognize  an oppoitunity, got a foothold here  while most of our moneyed men were  still doubting Thomases^ But' this  state of affairs is not likely to continue  uiuch'longer.dTho visit of tlie Board  of Trade delegates will open the eyes  of our own people to the opportunities  for investment which await  them'  in  t*  tlie mineral wealth of Kootenay, and  as a result* it is to he, hoped that before  long we will befreefromthereprcacliof  leaving the dcvelopinentof ourcountry,  'and the profits ..accruing therefrom,  almost exclusively in the hands of  strangers.'  The.advocates of Kootenay as a field  for investment find entire justification  in the speech of D. R. Ker, of Victoria,  president of the B.C. Board of Trade,  at thebanquet tendered the, delegates  at Nelson, and it., makes one almost  feel like exclaiming " I told yoii .->o."  Replying to th** toast ..".the members  of the B.C. Board;" President Ker said  that no body of men who had visited  Kootenay had so much, reason to feel  ashamed of themselves as the members  of the B.C. Board of Trade, on account  of their ignorances of the resources of  and the advancement made by' Kootenay. Now that they were,conversant  with tliese matters Kootenay would  see much of them. They had come to  'make inquiries, concerning business  matters, to secure the commerce for  provincial houses, to inform themselves  upon the mineral resources of the  country, and, .though   thev   uiav   not  , " -  'l o  immediately .invest themselves, they  .would spread the fame of the district  Aand doubtless persuade othei s to invest.  He had seen sufficient to realize that'a  mining investment in Kootenay was as  safe a business as depositing in a  chartered bank, with the certainty of  immense returns. Sufficient developments had been made to prove that  the mines were worth millions and the  district was  as  great, in   matters  of  \* ^   i'  trade. ,  A Change of Office Holders.  J. M. Kellie, M.P.P., having resigned the presidency of the Revelstoke  Board of Trade, a special general meeting was'lield on Monday, which resulted in, the election of J. D. Sibbald as  president, and II. N. Coursier as Vice-  President; this leaves a vacancy in the  council which is yet to he filled.  ,    The Siwash Nuisance.  The Si washes from Colville, who  each fall make a rendezvous of the,  islands opposite the town, undertook  to assert imaginary rights this week'  and were promptly squelched by Commissioner Graham. Some townspeople visited the locality one day and  were engaged in the very peaceful  pastime of angling when, thoy'1 were  set upon by the Siwashes, who stoned  them   and   their  boat.     The savages  \vc:;05=eited=;befo:"3r- the commissioner  and were told they had eiLlier to  behave themselves or ge������ out.  ������ ��������� ,  Columbia River Bridge. "  The railway authorities are bestirring  themselves in the matter of the local  Board of Trade's protest regarding the  Columbia river bridge. " They have  intimated that they are prepared to  oput in a central span which will give  23 feet clear , above the, high water,  mark of uJi and 45 feet above low water.  Those who understand .steamboating  as it is conducted un inland waters  think this is entirely too low and that  the purposes of navigation in this case'  can be served only by it swing or draw.  The proposition is not, likely to prove  satisfactory, to the local board. -  'TIS' McGILLlTRAY'S   JOB. .  The Extension   to -be   Completed  Two ' Months.  ' ,  m  First-class Table  Telephone  ��������� Good Beds  ���������  Fire-proof Safe  ��������� 'Bus Meets all Trains.  BBTBLSTOEZE,      ZB.O.  THE   QUEEN'S o HOTEL  ABRAHAMSON  BROS., Puopribtobs.   .  Stopping   at-   Lardeau,   ' Thomson's  Landixc* and Halcyon Hot  '    ' Springs during the  Season of 1895.  Leaving Kevelstoke Wednesdays und Suhu-  days at 7 a.m. ,.  Leaving Nakusp Monday; and Thursday; at  7. a.m.  The above dates arc subject to change without notice.  ,     ROBERT SANDERSON.  Columbia & Kootenay   Steam Navigation Co.uf  Le Roi Mine.       ' ���������-  The directors of Le Roi Mining Co.,  of. Trail Creek, held a meeting at  Spokane on Wednesday, at which a  dividend of $25,000 was declared and it  was announced that the directors  expectto declare a monthly dividend  hereafter. The mine has paid for itself, all developments and improvements, and the dividend is a clear  profit ��������� to the owners. Geo. Turner  resigned the piesidency to accept the  position, of general manager. His  brother, Col. Turner, was . elected  president in his stead.  .Mr. Susmann Here Again."  Mr. J. H. Susmann, who spent considerable time in' West Kootenay in  .behalf of the Kansas City Smelting  Co. this summer,, and who has been in  Montreal for som0. weeks past, returned from the east, on Monday and went  clown river on the. Nakusp Monday  night. We are informed ;tliab Mr.  Susmann ha.s accepted the "position  and,is now performing the duties of  mining engineer to' the C.P.R. , This  would indicate that' tliev-management  oi tlie railway intends paying closer  attention to the mining industry thai-,  -heretofore.  The crowd in tiie vicinity of Supt.  sAbbatt's car, on Monday   last,   would  lead fie passer-by to think that ollicial  was doing a land   ollice    business,  th   ,  occasion being the opening of   tenders  for tiie extension   of tlie   Revelstoke  and  Arrow   Lake   branch   from    the  Wigwam, to   the  head    of , tlie   lake.  Tlieie were contractors big and  Jittlcj  with their retainers, in the crowd.'and  the competition for the work was very  spirited���������about twenty tenders having  been    received.    After   sovernl  liours_.  consideration about fifteen were, bowl-"  ed out  and   the   ciowd    thinned    out  somewhat.     I). McGillivray,   of .Vancouver,    was   finally     the    successful,,  tendcirer, who, it is wiid, will sublet in  small   sections'.    There   are    between ���������  two and three hundred iik-h already -It  work, and more men are being engaged .  daily,-- there being no scarcity of 'labor.  The work is to  be "completed, in   two  months.      This' extension,      together  with the extension of the Nakusp and  Slocan to Saudi hi,   now    almost   coni-  i'  pleted, will afford uninterrupted   communication, throughout the year, with ���������  the Slocan and   will   be   a.   nio.st^  important'    addition    to   the   shipping  facilities of West Kootenay. ''       . '���������    "  i. ��������� i .ai  ^ -��������� , (  - Ore Shipments of the Week.  The ore. shipments for the. past week  via.  Revelstoke  were :   Sunday���������four  cats of' Alamo ore for; Omaha,   one  card  of Slocan Star and one   car   of   Jenny  Lynn for Everett.   Monday���������four cars"  of Alamo for Omaha, one car ot llob't.  E.-Lee for   T;ieoi������a,   and   one   cur   of  Slocan Star for  Everett.   Thursday��������� '  four cais of Alamo for Omaha.      '' ���������  Everything new and First-class in all Respects.  The House is stocked with the Finest Wines and Cigars in the Market  W. A. JOWETT,       THE   REVELSTOKE   PHARMACY.  MINING AND REAL ESTATE BROKER.  NELSON, B.C.  Lardeau & Slocan Prospects Wanted.  OI&AES  ASSAYS and  ! MILL TESTS.--H $  <  THE INFANT  3 for 25o.  .Samples   tested from.,  .lib. to 1 ton in weight..  W," PBLLEW HARVEY, F.C.S.  Vancouver, B.C.  All    Assays   made     in    Duplicate.  Certificate--  forwaided   hy   return.  H  0  T&BEt  Q  H  ro  OI&AES  THE   REVELSTOKE   PHAnlViACY.  PASSENGERS FOR  Hall's Landing.   l  Hot Springs.  Nakusp, Three Forks  Nelson, and Slocan Points,  Kootenay Lake Points,  Trail Creek,  Rossland,  Northport and Spokane  ���������SHOULD TAKE THIS���������  STEAMER  LYTTON  Leaving Ekvei.stokk on Moximv and  Thursday Evenings at 7 p.m.  Kor local time card of llic Conipnny's steamers on Kootenay JUike apply lo tlio imr-ici* un  board.  "���������"or full information as to ticlceN, ralci, etc.,  apply to T. Allan,  Secretary, Kelson.   H ('.  OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.  ROYAL MAIL LINES.    .  CHEAPEST routeto the OIJ> COUNTRY.  Proposed Sailing* from Montreal.  ALLAN" LINK.  I'akisian- Auk. Ill  , Monroi.ian Sept.   7  DOMINION* LINK.  Vascouvkk Sept.   I  M akii'Osa Scpti 21  BKAVKK IJN'K.  Laki: M*iNMii-i:f-. Sept.   "1  Laki: Ontario Sept. II  C.ibin $4,1. S.V), ������fiO. $7U. ?S0 and npwartK.  Intermediate SMI Steermre S-ifl.  l'.is-JcnKor^ tk-kctvil  tlmiuxli  to all piirU of  Groin I'rilain and Ireland, and at specially low  rates lo nil parts of tin; Iuiropcin continent.  A jiply to nearest stoaijioli l\> or rail wa./ <w>it .1'������  I. T. BltEWSTEB. Agent. Bovclstokc,  or to Koiickt Ki:itit, Gen.  Passenger Agent,  \\"iimI]H.-i;.  ��������� Undeterred by Depression.  The Kaslo Claim , says' that tho  manner in which the mines of. the  Slocan are being' prepared -. for the  winter's work would indicate that our  miners, having grown weary of waiting for a rise in tlie price of silver, nre  determined to' make the best of a bad  condition, and go ahead regardless of  what the future promises. This  means that^ our mines are wealth  producers even with the white metal  down to G7, and it speaks vol Mines for  the country.  They Enjoyed Their Trip.  Th������ delegates of the Victoria Board  of Trade roturned on Thursday from  their trip down the river. The visitors  were more than pleased wilh the  hospitable manner in which thoy h-id  been entertained during their sojourn  in West Kootenay and can y away  nothing but, kindly recollections of  their visit. They were greatly impressed with the development of the  country, of which they found evidences  on every hand, and were enthusiastic  about its future greatness.  Got Their Prize Money.  The reward of $2.*)f) offered by the  provincial government for information  that would lend to the arrest of J. 0.  Prevosl, the defaulting registiar'who  has been committed for trial, has been  paid. Mr. Iv. Y. Church, of Dnngeness,  who gave the information upon which  Officer- IWcKenna worked, wns paid  $150 and a Nanaimo man who supplied  the infoi niation which caused Se.^eant  Langley to go to Roche   Harbor,   was  paid .$100.  . .���������*   The Victoria exhibition was opened  on Tuesday by Hon. Col. Baker, acting  Premier.  ''   '   'No-Tramway'Just,Yet.  1 -         i     '  ,.  '   u '        t  There has been a, rumor afloat to  the effect that Dan McGillivray intended putting iu a tramway at. Trout  Lake. Upon enquiry it was learned  that Mi\ McGillivray had no' such  scheme in contemplation at present,  and further that it would be necessary  to have a guarantee of ' a' minimum  output of ore_iinnually before the proposition would be seriously^ entertained by him." .    , " '-������������������.. ;  ���������   . . - Didn't Strike It Rich.  Under   the   caption   of   " unlucky  prospectors " ���������. the     Midway "Ailvance  tells a story of three   inen   who   have  been steadily employed   for   the   past  few weeks running drifts and   tunneling on the right   bank   of   Boundary  creek, a little more than   half a wnile  from Midway, with the expectation  of  finding pny gravel near the  bed  rock.  From the excellent  colors   that   were  obtained, they   had   every   reason   to  believe  that   by   sinking   in   a 'spot  which was at one time thc creek   bed,  gold'-    would     be' found   in   paying  quantities.    -Three   tunnels,   one    of  which is twelve feet,  long,- were . run,  but it was found that'the   gravel   deposit was so small   that   wages   could  not be made by working it.    The fact  of the. niatter is that the ground   was  thoroughly worked   many   years   ago,  during the excitement at Hock   creek,  and what was left by tbc white minors  was taken by the Chinese later.    One  of the party, however, is not yet satisfied that the summer's labor has   been  useless, aud   while his  partners   have  abandoned thc claim, lie  still   intends  to try what further  perseverance   will  bring.    One hears a good deal   of   i lie  happy and free life of  the   prospector,  of his perfect independence and of   his  often sudden leap into fortune, but the  other side of  the   picture   is   not   so  frequently given���������the 'hardships,    the  tedifius      tramps      through      difficult  country,   the.   disappointment, of   unsuccessful search, these are things rarely considered.     In the life of   a   prospector there, arc some prizes, but more  blanks.    Taking the present   instance  as a case in point, the-inen  started   in  the early spring from   Montana,    they  prospected unsuccessfully    in    Granite  Creek, the Uimilkamecn and Tulamcon  and they were in the   Okanagan,   till  finally they found   themselves  in   this  district.      Not.   only   is   their   small  capital   expended,    the   proceeds     of  several   month's   hard    work   iu   the  Montana mines, but after   undergoing  hardships and difliculties "worthy   of  African exploiers,   tln-y    return   with  absolutely nothing to t>how for nil this  expenditure of energy .tnd time,   and  with   the   dreary    prospect   of   being  again obliged to seek employment   before thoy can temp   for'nne in another  venture.  From Golden to Midway..  , It. is reported that the smelter at  Golden is to be dismantled and thec  machinery, and such other portions of  the plant as are j>f, utility, will be ve-���������  moved to 'Midway, B. C, where a  syndicate, represented by S. S. Fowler,  M.B., of Chicago, and W. T. Thompson, of Fail-view, will ei ect, a ' smelter  with a 50-ton plant.,      ,..'���������.   ,\���������  Dividing the Patronage.   "',  Mr. Hcnryx.of IhePilotBay smelter,���������  says, that in future, his establishYnen't  will divide its , patronage' between all  the roads. As a result of this decision  (he steamer Nelson last week moved'  80 tons of bullion for shipment via the  Spokane & Northern and tlie Great  Northern to Aurora. Heretofore the  C.P'R. 1ms had a monopoly of , the  entire carrying trade of the smelter."  ,    ���������     Local Mining Notes.  *     ^ , ___ -���������        - -  Supt. Grant has 10 men at work on  the Maple Leaf.  Gold Commissioner Graham is inspecting the Trout lake camp this  week. - , -   *  Harry Abbott is applying for a  certificate of improvements on the  King-William mineral claim in Trout  lake district.  John Boyd and Thos. Bain have  finished assessment work on the Dun-  vegan. They repot t the property as  looking very promising. ,  Gus Lund is down from McCulloeh  creek. He ��������� brought down , some  amalgam of gold, tho product of his  stamp mill, and sent it away for a test  at the mint.  The Ilevelstoke Mining Co. have  about completed a deal for their gold  quartz property on Carnes creek.  Eastern capital is being inletested in  the enterprise and it is pioposed.to  spend J*-.*),000in immediate development'  work.  Andy Parks was down from the ,  Bend this week for supplies. He  expects some big returns from the  Parks claim on Smith creek in the very  near future. Their shaft is down OS  feet and lie thinks Uiey are near, bedrock. He says the gravel is improving  as they go down.  It i.s baid that lhe Laiiaik and Maple  Leaf people, of Jllecillewact, have arrived at an agreement whereby the  latter will use the tunnels of the former  in getting out Jin pie Leaf ore, and in  return the Lanark ore will be alforded  transportiition lo Lhe C.P.tt. by Maple  Leaf tramway.  Mr. Knowlcs, who bonded the Great  Northern in Trout lake, arrived in  town from Juneau, Alaska, on Sunday,  and went down to vi-il tlie claim  Wednesday accompanied by A. Ii.  Josr1, ol" Seattle. Together with other  Bostonians, Mr. JvnowJcs is hcavily  interesled in Alaska, where he lias,  been operating ���������fur the pa^l five year*-..  What, lie heard of the Lardeau from  reliable .sources would lead him to  believe the district had a great future.  It. S. (iallup has prepared a new map  of the Duncan river.and LardoconnlHes.  II. is pronounced by the K.-tilu ClaiuL  to be complete and accur.Ue.  -&&435i$i  ^S^^^BSSS^S^SSfi  K^^^^^^^^^^^i������^s^^^������i^^^^a 2  THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.  THE CLEVER WIDOW.  CHAPTER X.  WOMEN  OF THE rUTURE.  From   thttf1 day  gone.      Never    was  the doctor's peace was  quiet and orderly  household transformed so suddenly luio- a  beer garden, or a happy man turned into  such a completely miserable one. He had  never realized^ before how entirely his  daughters had shielded him from all the  friction of life. Now lhat they had not  only ceased to protect linn, but had them-  eelves become a sourceiof trouble to him,he  begaD to understand how great; the blessing  wae whioh he had enjoyed and tcsigh for  the happy days before his girls had com  under the influence of his neighbor.  "You don't look happy fi Mtb'. West-  macott had lemarked to him one morning.  "You are pale and a little oil' color. You  should come with me for a ten-mile spin  upou the tandem."  i- " I am troubled about my girls." They  werewalkiug up and down in thc garden.  From time to timo there sounded ftom the  house behind them the long, sad wail of a  French horn.  "That is Ida," said he. "She. has  taken to practising on lhat dreadful instrument lu the intervals of her chemistry.  And Clara is quite as bad. I declare, it is  getting quite uninduiahle." ,  ' "Ah, doctor, doctor 1" sheoried, shaking  her forefinger, with a gleam of her white  teeth. " You must live up to your principles���������you must give,your daughteis the  same liberty as you advocate for other  women.'"'  " Liberty, madam, certainly 1 But this  approaches to license."  " The same law for all, my friend.1  She tapped him reprovingly on the arm  with her sunshade. " When you were  twenty your father, did not, I presume,  object to your learning chemistry or play"  ing a musical instrument. You would have  thought it tyranny if he had."  "But there is such a sudden'change in  them both." , > ,  "Yes, I have noticed that they have  been very enthusiastic lately in the  cause of liberty. ,Uf all myc-disciples 1  think that they promise to be the most  devoted and consistent, which ia the more  natural since their father is' one- of our  most trusted champions."  Ihe doctor gave a twitch of impatience,*  "I seem to have lost' oil authority," he  cri(-d.  "No, no, my dear friend. Thoy aie a  'litttle exuberant at having brokeu lhe  , trammels of custom.    Th.it is all.",  "You cannot think what I have had to  put up wilh, madam. It has been a dreadful experience. Last night, after I had  , extinguished the CRiidle in my bedroom, I  placed my foot upon -something Mnooth  . and hard, whioh scuttled from uudorme.  Imagine my horror I I lighted' the gas  and came upon a well-grown tortoise which  Clara has.thought fit to introduce into the  house. 1 call it a filthy custom to have  such pets." . t  Mrs. Westmacott dropped'him a little  courtesy. "Thank you, sir," said sue,  "That "id a nice little side hit aUny poor  Eliza."  " I give you my word lhat I had forgotten about hor," cried the doctor, Hushing.  " One such pet may uo doubt be endured,  but two are more than I can beard Ida has  a monkey whioh lives on the curtain rod.  i It is a most dreadful creature. It will remain absolutely motionless until it sees  that you have forgotten its presence, and-  then it will suddenly bound from picturn  to picture all round the walls, aud end upswinging down on the bell-rope and jumping on to the top of your head. At breakfast it stole a poached egg and daubed ii  all over the door-handle. Ida calte these  outrages am using tricks."  " Oil, all will come right," aiid the  widow, icassuringly.  " And Clara is us bad���������Clara -who used  to'he so good"and sweet���������the very image  of her poor mother. She insists upon  this .pieposterous scheme of beiug a  pilot, and will1 talk of nothing but revolving lights and hidden ro':ks and  codes of signals, and nousense of the  . kind." i .     , i , ,(  *.' But why preposterous V asked his  companion, " What nobler occupation  can there be than that of stimulating  commerce aud aiding the mhriner to iteer  safely inlo port ? I should think your  daughter admirably adapted for such  duties."  "Then I must beg to differ from you,  madame." , ;  " Still, you are ihconsinem."        . I  " Excuse me mo dam, I do no;, see the I  natter in the same light. And I i-hould \  oe obi iced to yon if you would use your '  influence with my dauehter'to dis-suade'  her.' \        * \  " You wish to make me inconsistent, |  too ?"  " Tli-m you refuse ?"  " I am   afraid that I  cannot, inu'r'ere."  The doctor wae very angry. " Very  well, madam," said he. "in that cite I  can only nay that I have the honor to wi.-������li  you a very good-morning." He raised hii  broad uraw- hat and strode away up Uie  gravel path, while the widow looked after  him with twinkling eyes. She wan eur-  pri'ed hen-eli to tmd that she liked tin-  doctor better the more man-iulim- and us."  grecuve he b-'c.ime. it wac unreasonable,  and againpt all principle, and,yet ?o ir was,  and no argument could end  thc matter.  Very hot fend anury, the docror   retired  nits hu  room   and  e.it (Sown to read   hm  paper.      Ida   had   retired,   and  the   (1 ih-  tant   waiU   of    the   bugle    showed   that  she was   upstairs   in her houdoir.     Curn J  sat   opposite    to   him ���������with    her   e*<ajper. J  atine   oharla   and   hor blue    hook.    Tne ]  doctor    glanced   at   hor,   and    h'H    eyea ,  remained   fixed in  astonishment upon the I  front of her  skirl. |  "My dear Olara," 'ho cried, "you have I  torn your skirt." j  His daughter laughed and smoothed out j  her frock. ' To his horror he paw the red !  plush of the chair where the dress ought |  to have bf.en. "It it) all torn !" he cried. '  "What have you   done?" i  "My dear papa," l'aul she, "what, do1  you know about the mysteries of lad tea' ���������  drcwl    This is a divided skirt." I  7'hen he daw that it was mdoed so arranged, and that hit) daughter wan clad in  a Bort. of loose, extremely loiiy krncker-  bocker0.  "It will r-e so convenient for my sea- '  bootH," she explained.  Her ftt*1"1^ shook his head sadly.   "Your .  dear   mother  would  not   have   liked   it,  Clara," said   he.   ,  For a moment the conspiracy was on  tho point of collapsing. There was  something in the gentleness of his rebuke, aud his appeal to her mother  which brought tne tears to her eyes, and in  another instant she would have been kneeling beside hnn wish everything confessed,  when the door flew open and her sister Ida  came hounding into tlie room. She wore  a shurt gray akirt,' like that of Mrs. Westmacott, and 9ne held it up iu each hand  aud danced about among the furniture.  " I feel quite the Gaiety girl I" she cried.  " How delicious it must be to be upon the  stage ! Y"ou can't think how nice this  dress is, papa. One feels ao free iu it. And  isn't Clara charming 1"  " Go to your room this instant and take  it oft' !" thundered the doctor. " I call it  highly improper, aud no daughtet of mine  shall wear it."  " Papa | Improper !' Why, it is the  exact model of Mrs.   Westmacott's."  " I say it ib improper And yours also,  Clara ! i'our conduct is really outrageous.  You drive me out of the house. I am going  to my club in town. I have no comfort  or peace of mind in my own house. I will  stand it no longer I may be late to-night  ���������I shall go to the BrniRh Medical meeting.'  But when I return 1 shall hope to rind that  you have reconsidered your conduct, and  that you have shaKen yourself clear of the  pernicious influences which have iocently  made such au alteration in your conduct."  He seized his hat, slammed the dining-  room door, and a few minutes later  they heard the crash of the big front  gate.  " Victory ! Clara, victory I" cried Ida  still pirouetting around the furniture.  "Did you hear what he said ? PeiUicioua  influences V Don't you understand, Clara?  Wliy do you sit there so pale and glum ?  Why don't you get up and dance V  " Oh, I Fhall be so glad when it is over,'  Ida. 1 do hate to give him pain. Surely  he has learned now that it is very unpleasant to spend one's1 life with informers."  " He has almost learned it, .Clara. Just  one more little lesson. We must not risk  all at this last moment."  " What would you do,'Ida ? Oh, don't  do anything too drejdful ! I feel that we  have tione too far already." ��������� '  " Oh, we can do it *very nicely. You  see, we are both engaged, aud that  makes it very easy. Harold will  do what you ask him, especially as you  have told him the reason wny, and my  Charles will do it without even wanting to  know 'the reason. Now you know  ,what Mrs. Westmacott, thinks about the  reserve of youne ladies. Mere piudery  affectation, and a.relic of the dark ages of  of zeanna. - ��������� Those were her words were  they not ?" '  "What then?"        ' ,  '  "Well, now we must put it in practice.  We are reducing all her other views to  practice, and we muse not shirk this one,''.  "But what would you do ? Oh, don't  look so wicked, Ida ! You look like some  evil little fairy, with your goldeiii hair and  dancing mischievious eyes. I kuow that  you nre going to' propose something dread-  ml."  "We must give a little eupper to-night."  "We ?    A tupper ?"  1 "Why   not?      Young'   gentlemen   give  suppers.    Why not,young ladies ?"  "But whom shall we invite?"  "Why,  Harold and Charles  of  course."  "Aud  the Admiral and   Mrs. Hay Denver ?"  "Oh, no ; that would he very old fashioned. We muse keep up with the times  Clara."  "But what can we give them for suppor ':"  "Oii.something with a nice,fast,roilicking  late-at-night kind of ^flavor to it. Let me  see 1 Cham pan nc, oi course, and oysters.  0\stei*8 will do. In the novels all the  naughty people take champagne and  oyoters. Besides they won't need nny  uookniir. How is vour pocket money,  Clara ?"'  "I have three pounds,"'  " And  I   have   one.    Four   pounds.    I  have no idea how  mucn   champagne costs!,  Have you **"  " No: the slightest"  "How many oysters does a man eat ?"  " I can't imagine."  , " I'ii write and a.iK Cr.arles. No, fwon'r,  I'll ask jane. Hing for ner, Clara. She  has been a cock, aud is sure to know."  Jane, on being oro^-questioned, refused  to commit herself, beyond the statement  phat it depended upon tiie gentleman, and  also upon the oysler=. The united experience cf tne (--lichen, however, testified tnat  three dozen ww a fair provision.    ,  " Tnen wc- shail have eight dozen altogether,"' said Jda., joct ng down 'aii her  require men l^> upon a Ehetl of paper. "And  two pints of cr.ampftgc':. ADd homn brown  bread, and vinegar, and pepper. 'That a  ail. I tninx. It is not hi very difficult to  give a "nipper after ail, is it, Clara "'"  " I don't ".ik*- it, Ida. Il seftms lo me to  De so very mdeiicat*."  " But it if needed to ihncn the rrut-  te.r. No. no, tnsre is no drawing lack  now, Clara, or we e.'iail rum everything.  Papa ih Hiire to oooio bock by tns9*4-"i.  llf will retch the door ai, ten. We must  have every hing ready for him. Now  jubt "It down ai. ono*:, and asK Harold to  como at, nine o'clock, and I eiiaii do the  aamo to Cnarlt-"."  ,7*1(0 two invitation* were dinpntoh'-d, j  received and 'icjt p'e.!r Harold* was'  already n, ronridant, aiid he oridentund j  that Inii' win- ponn* foitn-T developir.'-nl j  of the plot. Ac t.o I'har.f'B, lie w,i������ "'/  ncoiMtoni'-tl lo fern)mil-; ei.ceiilricity. in th" '  person ai ni������ ain't, that the only Liung j  which could ���������urpric(> mm would be a rn/i-i i  ooxf-rvaneo of < iujii-'Mc. At ninelo,'jloc'i |  thoy enien-rl tn*i dioing-roorn or number-  two, to Iind the mauler ol the hoiiic ab^-n-, (  a red-fthail-d lamp, a ���������-nnwy cloth, a p.eai- '  ant, liltlc feai-r, .uid the two whom they [  would have cluc-en, ari th������ir companion'!, t  A merrier party ncjver met, and the hoiisie  rang with tlu'ir laughter aud ihetr chattir.  " It in lhre.e nrnutes to ten," cried  Clara, suddenly, glancing at the clock. ,  "Good   graciotia !    So   it   is !    Now  for  our iittie tableau !''    Ida puiiierl the cnao.-  p-iyne   bottle? obtrusively   forward in tho;  direction of trio door, and scattered oyster  shells over tho cloth. '  "Hav������ yoi: your pipe, Charles ?"  ".My pipe !    Yef.*' 1  "Then plca'iu smoke it. Now don't argue |  about it, but'io it, for you v-ill ruin the |  effect otherwise.'" !  Tho man drew out a red case, and**-1  traded a great yellow mcenchaum, out of |  whioh a moment later, he was puffing thrk I  wreaths of smoke. Harold had lighted a J  cigar, and hoth tho girli had olf_'arenc������.  " 1'hat iooks very nice and emancipated,"  paid   Ida, glancing round,     "Now   I shall  lie on this nofft.    So !    Now, Charius,  jiiHt  lit here, and throw your arm carelessly over .  the hack of tho sofa.   No, don't stop smok  ing. I like it. Clara, dear, put your feet  upon the coal scuttle, and do try to look*' a  little dissipated. I' wish we could crown  ourselves with'flowers. There, are Eome  lettuces on the sideboard. Oh, dear ! here  ho is ! I hear his key." She began to sing,  in her high, fresh voice, a little snatch from  a French song, with a swinging tra-la-la  chorus.  The doctor had walked home from the  station in a peaceable and relenting frame  of mind, feeling that, perhaps, he had said  too much in themoraing, that his daughters  had for years been models in every wav,  and that, if there had been any change of  late, it was, as they said'themselves, on  account of their anxiety to follow his advice  aud *to imitate Mrs. Westmacott. He  could see clearly enough now that that  advice was unwise, and that a world  peopled with Mrs. Westmacott's would not  be a happy or a soothing one.' 'It was he  who was himself lo hlame, and he was  grieved by the thought th'at "perhaps his  hot words had troubled and saddened his  two girls. [v*  This fear, however, was soon dissipated,  As he entered his hail he heard the voice  of Ida uplifted in a rollicking ditty, and a  ivory strong smell of tohaoco was borne to  his nostrils. He threw open the dining-  room door and stood aghast at the scene  which met Ins eyes.  The room was full of the blue wreaths  of smoke, and the lamp-light shone through  'the thin baze upon gold-lopped bottles,  plates, napkins and a litter ol oyster shells  and cigarette*?. Ida flushed and excited,  was reclining upon the settee, a wine-glass  at her elbow, and.a cigarette between her  fingers,*1 while Charles ���������> Westmacott sat  beside her, with his arm thrown over the  ihead of the sofa, with the sugcestion of a  caress.  On the other side of the room Clara was  "lounging"iii"au arm-chair, with Harold  beside her, both smouing, and both with  wine-glasses beside them.' The doctor  stood speechless'in the doorway, staling  at the Bocchanalian'scene.  " Come in, papa !*"Do !" cried Ida. .Won't  you have a glass of champagne?"  "Pray excuse me,!' said her father,  coldly. ', " I feel that 1,'ain intruding. I  did not kiiow,ihat) you were entortainiug.  Perhaps *you will kindly let me know  when you havo finished, You will find me m  my study." He ignored(the two young men  coinpletely,and, closing the door, retired,  deeply hurt and mortified, to his room.  A quarter of au hour afterwards he heard  the door slam, and his two daughters came  to announce that the guests weie gone. '  " Guests ! Whose guests," he cried,  angrily. "What is the meaning of "this  exhibition?" <   .  , " We have   been giving  a lictle supper  papa.    They were om* guests.",   '   ��������� ���������  '  "Oh, indeed!" The doctor laughed  sarcastically. " You think it right, then,  to entertain young bachelois lateral night,  to 'emol'G and drink with them, to���������Oh,  that 1 should ever have lived to IiIubIi for  my own daughters I 1 thank Grid that your  dear mother never saw,the daj- !"  " Dearest papa !" cried Clara, throwing  her arms .'about him. " Do not be angry  with us. If you understood all you would  see that there is no harm in it.  " No harm, miss ! ��������� Who is the best judiie  of this?" ,     f      ������������������ f  " Mrs.    Westmaco'tt,"   suggested   Ida,  aiyiy- ���������. * ,  The doctor sprang from his chair. "Confound Mrs. Westmacott!" he cried, striking frenziedlyinto the air with Ins hands.  "Am 1 to hear'of nothing but this woman ?  Is she to confront nie at eveiy turii ? I  will,enclure,it no longer I" .'  ���������   " but it was your wish papa." c  " Then-1 will tell you flow what my  second and wiser wish is, aud we shall'see  it you will obey it, as you havo the first."  "Of course we will, papa."  "Then my wish is that you should forgot those odious notions winch you have  imbibed, that you should dress and act-as  you u������ed to do belore ever you saw this  woman, and that, in future, yo"ii confine  your intercourse with her to sucli civilities  as are necessary between neighbors."  " We are to give up Mrs. Westmacott?"  '��������� Or give up me."  "Oh, dear, dad ! how can you' say anything so cruel ?" cried Ida, burrowing her  tov/i-y golden hair into her father's shirt  front, while Clara pressed her cneek against  his whisker. " Of courmive shall gi\e her  up, if you preter it."  "Of course we shall, papa." ��������� "  The doctor patted the two caressing  readr. "These are my own two girls  team !" he ciied. " It lias been my tault  as much as yours. I have been astray, and  you nave followed me in my error. It, was  only bv seeing your mistake that I have  become conscious of my own. 'Let us set  it a-iide, and neither say nor thiuk anything  more"about it."      ,, '  "Five thousand '"excaimed the Admiral,  reckoning it in his own mir-d.  "Lemmesee ! That's twenty-five pounds  commission. A nice day'a work, upon my  word. It is a very' handsome order,  ma'am."  " Well, I must pay some one, and why  not him?"  "I'll toll him and I'm sure he'll lose no  time."  "Oh, there is no great hurry. 7ByJ,he_wa.y.  I understand from what you'said just now  that he has'a partner." ,       t  "Yes ; my boy, is the junior partner.  Pearson is the senior. J. was introduced tor  him years ago, and he offered Harold the'  opening. Of course we had a pretty stiff  piernium to pay.," \  Mrs. Wastmacott had stopped, and 'was  standing very stillly, with her red Indian  face even grimmer than usual.    -  "Pearson?" said she, "Jeremiah Pearson ?"  "The same."  "Then it's all off !"   she   cried.      "You  need not carry out. that investment,"     *   ,  ' "Very well, ma'am.'"  , They walked on together side'by side.she  brooding over some thought of her own,und  he a little crossed and disappointed at her  caprice and the lost 'commission   for Harold.        ,     ������    <, , '��������� '"-  "I tell you what.Admiral," she exclaimed, suddenly.'   "If I were you I should get  your boy out of this partnership."  "But why, madam?"                  ,,      ,  "Because he is tied to ono of the deepest,  slyest foxee in tho whole city of Londou."  "Jeremiah Pearson, ma'am ? What can  you know of him ? He beais a good namt."  "No one in this world knows Jeremiah  Pearson as 1 know him, Admiral. I warn  you because I have a friendly feeling both  for you and for your son. Tiio man is a  rogue, .ind you had better avoid him."  "But these are only words, ma'am. ��������� Do  you tell me that you know him belter than  the brokers and jobbers in the city ?"./  "Man,"'cried Mrs. Westmacott, "will  you allow thai 1 know him when I tell  you that my maiden mime' was Ada  Pearson, ' and that Jeremiah is my only  brother,?"     ' .'   <-"  The Admiral whistled.    " Whow!" cried,  he.    "Now that I think of it, thero is   a  likeness."        ' ' '  '      (TC HE CONTINUED,).  * ��������� ,    ,  IHSTJEANDE  " SWINDLIK&  OF CUNNING   CONSPIRATORS  THEIR AWFUL CRIMES.  AND  MIRACLE OF- THE WOODENSWORD.  CHAPTER XI.  -   A CLOT ri'.OM TUF, bt.oi:.  So, by the cleverness of two girls a dark  cloud was tiupned away and'turned into  vjnsnine. Over one of them, alas, another  ciou.i was gathering,'which could not be  "o easily dispersed. Of these three house-  noids wnici late had thrown together, two  had uiready bmsn united by ti'M of  love. It was destined, nowever, that a  lond of another sort should connect the  \Ve������iniacottij with the H*y Danyers.  Between the .Admiral and the widow a  very cordial fening had existed cinee the  day wn"n'tll'- old heamati had hauled down  Ins fins* and changed his opinioiif, granting  to tne yacnlHweinan all that he had refused  to the reformer. Hij own frank and down-  riL'.'ii niiiur..1 rcvpeored th'1 name .(jiulilied  in,h -i. !)<>i/ijt.or,'.nd * friendship cprang up  i,f|������<cn mem which was inrr'1 like Lhat  whicri ��������� /'������!f h������tw<;<-ri two rrcn lounded  ilp.m t-iilri-eii Mid a comiNlinr.y of  lant'fl.  ' "   h.ikI    Men.  they   walked  " I  imdor-  F'.L  y   toe    waj,    Admiral,  W'-Jtmacoti oriu riioruiug ,<h  t',ige-ri"r down :o rue hiu'im'],  -tiiid Tnal lhl* boy ofyonum the intcrvala  'Change,"  then-   in oo   man of  Hc-'n drawing  ot j n.ylr.r^ iii- 'Wotion   to Miff WaUec if  (Join,: hO'TK-rhii'g Mptin  "<������������������������, ma'am . ar.rt  r.if a^e v'h'i is do.rig ������o wei  ,n cad, I "aii 'cl you, m l'aul. Some of  tfin������" *'.(,(.' -".ar'e.I Witis :nni ire- hull down  'i-'.arn now. If.; t'nic'.e'l riii five lumdred  ia"t yiir, \c.d r,..':ore i.b'i thirty he'll be  in ikin-j; ' r.e four fi^'orc."  "I nc rea'ot, J iv������������-:������-d -.'. that 1 nave email  investment* '<> hi ik" rnji-elf ironri time to  time, ftii'i m> prcpun'. r.roker w &. raac-al. 1  fnouid r,<> v, ry glad to do it tn rough your  ���������ion."  "ft in very kind of you. ma'am, His  pitr'ner ii a-A-ay on a noiiday, arid Harold  would ik<! to pnnii or. a bit and incw What  r,e r'.n do. You 'ah'i/i the poop itn't bi^  enoiifh to noid tf.e I.eutT.arit v/ncri the  shipper's o.i "r.ore."'  "f -uppfv-"*- he charges thy uci.al hnlf pur  fi.it, .'"  "Don't ijnow, I'm Hiiro, ma'aio, I'll  sweur that he d(i<'������ What if right nnd pi op-  er."  "That i������ what f equally pay ��������� i������n nhil-  lingK in the hundred ponridn, Jf you nca  bin, before, f do, jiihI, aik him to got m������  five thoiNnnd in j*New Zoalandn. H U at  four JiiHt now, and I lanoy it may rui,"  I'-redorlclc llii> Groul \\i\n Oitlwillcil l������y It  ���������J    und It Saved a Soldier'^ ljr<;.  Frederick the Great used sometimes to  visit his soldiers incognito that he might  better know how they conducted themsel veB.  On one of these occasions he come across  a soldier who had been drinking more than  was good for him. He talked with him  and they became very' friendly.*"' At last  he said .-  "How do you get money to ,spend on  drink? , I get the same pay that you do,  but'l don't feel able to buy liquor with 'it.  Tell me how you manage to get. enough to  have such a good time'with."  "You seem to be a good-natured chap,"  said the soldier,, "and I don't see why I  shouldn't tell yo-i. Now,to-day I am going  to ontertain an old friend. Ah you say, it  isn't possible to do this on the pay wo get,  Sol rinse a little money on the outside."1  "But how ''." persisted the Emperor.  "Why, I pawn some''things 'tiMt I can  do without for a few days," replied the  other. "Then I live pretty close for a few  days and save enough to redeem them with.  To-day wheu I wanted to be nioo to this  old friend, I pawned tho blade( of my  sword. We won't be reviewed for some  days and I will get it back before' theie  will be any chance to discover that 1 have  parted with il."  Frederick expressed his admiration at  the clever economy of the soldier and soon  after left him. The following day the  troops received an unexpected order to  present themselves for a dress'parado,' The  Emperor discovering the soldier of the day  before , made him leave the ranks with the  soldier who was at his right. ' Then he  commanded himtto divest the other of bis  uniform, and when he had done this he said  to lhe soldier whom he wanted to catch i  "Now draw your sword and cut off the  head of this wretch I" , ���������  The soldier entreated Frederick not to  enforce such a command,'saying that he  would make his own life intolerable if he  were to kill a worthy man with whom he  had served for1" over fifteen years. The  Emperor remained inflexible to all Jiis entreaties and protestations. Finally when  the soldier saw that ho would have to  draw his sword he exclaimed :   '  "Well, sire, since 1 cannot induce you  to release me from this painful order I will  pray God to work a miracle for mo and to  change my sword into wood."  He said this with antair of, tho deopost  piety and then manifested tho utmost joy  as he drew his sword and saw that it was,  in truth, wood and not steel. Hia prayer  had been hoard, Frederick wait so amu/.od  by this clever way of getting out of tho  trap that he had laid for hnn that he pardoned him for his ofl'onse and presented  him with ii purse of gold.  On one occasion Frederick the Great was  visitiiig the extreme outposts of his army.  \\ hile making his rounds be perceived a  soldier slip past the line the wenlinol was  guarding., His Majr-Hty brought him to  halt ami asked him where he was,going.  '^Well, to tell the truth," said the hohiior  with an lur of despair, "your Majesty Iiiib  boon ro unlucky m your enterprises that I  was going to desert."  "Right," saiil the Emperor. "But wait  a v.ec-k longer before you do it. li fortune  icn't any better to mo in that lime I'll  deeert with vou."  The Amend Honorable.  Indignant Citizen���������See here, sir I You  reported in your paper that I was going  round with a black eye. It's abominably  false mr. I am suffering from granulosis,  and have to wear a patch to keep tlio light  our, T'-  Editor���������I don't lure to make corrections,  my friend, but I'll fix it all right in the  paper to-rnoirow. I'll announce that your  rtntiigoriist ih in bed with two black  eyen.  An Uxc&as of Compliment,  Mm VoHiigwife (nervously at breiikfaut)  ���������j���������hor>������ my bisciiiu mn'tyou, Charlie.  Mr. /ourigwife���������-Tlioy'r*: Kiipe.rh ! Why,  if my  mother  had cocked   an well as this  I'm afraid J   would h������v������   stayed with her  inmead of mnrrjdng you !  One  miui'fl word   is no man's   word ;  wc  ph'.iild ((iiuitly hear both side-1.���������(".oetho.  ."Soled ram", ItcViillcit liy Life Insurance  .-lien���������A Itecord of llaiij Tragic I'rcnfs,  lTIiere Money Was Secured Ky .liurrtcr,  Ai-soit and Ocrcif.  The murderous wake of that arch fiend  and conspirator, Holmes, with all its horrible inhuman revelations,has proved beyond  doubt that in the mattor of swindling life  insurance companies his efforts have been  uuequaled in the past. Yet the records of  these companies show the bloody work of  many another practical hand besides the  one that has through its cunning ''strokes  kept the i nerves of several nations at a  high tension for some time past. The  idea of taking huinun ' life' iu order io Aa^  fraud life insurance companies is ly n0  means a new one, yet less often resorted to  than (those of, feigning death or of ihe  "mystenous"aud"sudden disappearances,"  It will be found that up lo the advent of  Holmes one death was usually Hiillicient to  satisfy the person manipulating those  crimes,wh'le in his case whole families had  to be sacrificed in order for ,one policy to  be cashed. ���������*  From reviewing the records preserved by  life insurance companies, it appeard that '  THE I'lKST CASE  where a company over convicted a man or  woman of swindling if by feigning death  occurred in Loudon about'the year 1730. In  this case a man and woman figured. The  woman was_J20 years old and the man  middle-aced.    She was insured   in favor of  c  her husband, and a short timo after- apparently ' toote sick, and the physician got  to'her iu time lo see her die, or,at least he  thought she was dead, aud returned his  verdict to that effect. It ls'not knowm just  what means she employed, lo successfully  deceive tho physician.' It may'have been  one of those East Indian tricks' of tongue'  swallowing ; at auy rate,the cotlin was duly  balastcd and buried, aud the fake was successfully carried out and the money on the  policy received, 'iaome time after the husband , moved away and was l-ving again,  with the 'woman 'who , was supposed to bu  dead, when the funds ran low and the same  schemo was again practiced. The' clever  couple continued to move along in this line  until the wife had been buried four times  when the fraud was discovered. ���������  ��������� Tho caso of Thomas jMyeis at Elwood,  Ind., is one of still more recent occurrence,  in winch the deceaso'd was insuied for Sdl,-  300, aud died suddenly and"was buried. 'As  certain suspicious citcumstaiicos surrounded  tho death, the grave was oponed villi tho  intention of nolding.a "post-mortem examination, but"the coflin was found to be  empty. It is thought that tho body was removed by persons who feared the developments ot such a move, "und four people  have been arrested. '   ,  THE IJALTIMOIiK THAGBDV. ' ,  TiiiJuly, fS72, a case occurred near Balti-'  more, which, in its-main features somewhat, resembled the Holmes-1'ietzel case.  The plati was. that<of placing' a body in a  building, burning the* building and on the  disappearance of the person insured get  the insurance money���������a matter ofsoine  ���������523,000.        '    '  About four miles from Baltimore, on tho  York road, it cottage was leased by W, .S.  Goss, of that city/for the evident intention  of making certain chemical experiments.  One afternoon, in company with his brother-  in-law, VVm. Udderzook, Goss went to the  cottage. Iri1 the eveuing'a neighbor dropped  in and after an hour the lamp.weni.out and  refused to burp. Udderzook left with thc  neighbor to secure^a lamp from his bouse,  and there spent some time talking. When  tho two returned they found the cot i age  wiapped iu flames, It was Udderzo'ok's  theoiy that Goss bad been burned, and on  the following day the charred remains of a  body was found. It was palmed off for that  of Goss, and suit was brought for the recovery of the $25,000 for which they found  his life had been insured. It was supposed  that thc chemicals had exploded, bin, the  insurance company was suspicious about tho  matter, and on investigating found that the  man whose body was found had had no  teecbdwhilo Goss's wifo testified lliat her  husband had had a sound set of teeth, but  m spite of this and other facts the Courts  decided iu favor of Airs. Goss.  On June SO, ,1S7.'I, Uddeizook arrived in  tho littlo viliugo of Je'unersville, vPenn.,  where he had spent his boyhood and where  his parents still lived. He was accompanied by a stranger, lo whom meals were  served in the little hotel, und on that same  night hired a buugy and left in company  with the man. He returned alone-about  midnight, aud ihe next morning blood was  found on the buggy and a blanket aud oilcloth wero missing. t About a week later a  faimer discovered the place where the  stranger was buried, near the country road,  and the murder came out.    ���������  Udderzook was airested in Balliinoieand  removed to tho Chester Coumy Jail, and  be was hanged at West Chebtor in 187-1.' It  developed that Goes was a drinkiua man,  and after his dieappoaiaiiee drank more  than usual. Through fear that he might  at some time when intoxicated reveal ihe  whole secret, Udderzook conceived tho  !dea of putting him out of the way,  Tlii: l'AI.MlIIl MIJIUIKU.  Tlio caso of William Palmer, a Liverpool  surgeon, was one of unusual fiendishnesa,  and occurred in 18">(5. Ho murdered his  father-in-law, mother-in-law, his wifo and  four (.'hildrfcii.all of whoso lives wero insured  in'his favor.  In 1850 the Travelers' Insurance Company  fought   a case whose  execution was ' or  several weeks. Sometime afte* a, decomposed body was found in a neighboring  forest that was identified as that of' Alary  Davis. The CoronerU , verdict sustained  this theory. Seveial'years later she was  discovered living at Greensburg, Peuu.,  SUICIDE TIMED.  Suicide as a means of defrauding companies has qften been tried. William  CUIlender, of York, !Jeiiu., in 1851, rode on  horseback io Haiiisburir and insured his  life for Si,000, and on his way back bought  arsen-'c aud died of seli-ndisomiig. . No insurance was recovered on iho poi:> (\  Captain Calvacoreases, a United States  navy officer .vas found dead'in Bridgeport,  Couii., June 3, 1872. He had insuied his  life for :?J9'),000 and then deliberaleiy shot  himself. f  Dr. Myers was recently coi.vicied ot  murder iu New York, and was s���������\ed fiom  death by Governor .Morton, ������ Im con.inn.ed  it^to life imprisonment.' Myers kiikd his  man by poisoning him, after, iiifctinng his  fife for a large amount.  ' ' HIIIKI) A  TIIIJC. .  :���������  r '  ���������  The celebrated ArmsU-oiig-Ilunu-r'case  in Camden, N. J., which took pia-.:e abuiic  20 yoars ugo,(was one of the firsi. oi ilieie  modern attempts lo defraud iusin dii: e i'uiii-  piiiies Dr. Hunter, ,a well-known and  reputable physician, hnei a thug named  Graham to kill ArmstiMiig. ^Armstrong  owed Hnnlcr nioboy, ,md Hunter had  Aimsiroug'slife insured to secure the debt.  The hired ass.ibuiu'strucic, only one "blow  with a hammer, which ho dioppi-d, and  then fled. - By a hiianuu oversight, oiue of  those utteily uncxplaimiblo dveisichts,  ihe hammer that struck the blow was  marked with Hunter's name, he having  furnished it to the thug. Hunter's reputation was, however,' so well established  i.iiac he aluiosij succeeded m escaping  detection by claiming lhat Graham stole"  the hammer from him, Graham did uott  finish ]iis,work" and Armstronu waucairied  home M'lth a fractuiod skull, and was,in a^  fiur-way to recover, when Hunter, under  the guise of friendship", obtained access to  his room, and deliberately removed the  bandages and stuck u probe into the bruin  of ���������his victim, Then he replaced, the  bandages,'but he was unskillful, and the  dead man's condition attracted Attention.  An 'examination of llio wound dis-oloeod  what had taken place, and Hunter was ,  arrested. He had ploifty , of , money, and  a battle royal followed in the Courts'. The  accused was convicted and hanged.1  ( ' ' mum  Can Solder Glass.  M. Margot has taken advantage of'tho  singular fact that aluminum, /.ine ami magnesium, wheu fused, will adhere to glass, i  n order to introduce a'newstylo of de'eora-  iou, namely, glans coated with theao  metals. Tho pure metals require a very  high temperatutc to nielt* tliem'; for instance, "1,112 degrees Fahrenheit in the  case ot aluminum, but M. .Miugot has  found that alloys of the metals possess the  same proporty, 'An alloy of 00 parts tin  and 10 parts aliiminuin melts at (J02 degrees  Fiihienheit, while an alloy of ')fi parts tin'  and 5 parts of zinc melts at S02 degrees  Fiihienheit. Both of these alloys havo a  fine, untarimhable hitter. Moreover, one  can actually solder irlass with them as  easily as one sojders two metals/either by  warming in an "oven Uio two 'surfaces of  glass to bo united and applying the solder  aH one does sealing wax,-or with the,  ordinary soldering iron. ' -  r ��������� "  -.     , .' '  -   ' War Trains-  ���������The Canadian Pacific Railway Company  has jusl had completed at Montreal aftor  many mouths of' labour, two speoiaby  military .or war 'trains, which comprise  fourteen cars ���������*��������� for the men, two cooking  Cats, two Pullman cars for tho officers",' two  oars'for wines and stores, and two dining  cars. The officer's'cais are fitted up in  luxurious style, ,_and contain state-rooms,  iavator, .smoking-rooms,'elc.' Each train  consists of eleven cars and'engine,'and has  ample 'accommodation tor nearly four  hundred. With theso fast war Drains, the  C.P.R. expects to be able ��������� to cover the  distance from the Atlunlic to tho Pacific iu  five and a half days.  '     II  Athletics and Success.  Some new facts havo been brought out  in regard to tho miieli-discutsed question  as to whether athletic prowess when , at  college is of any benefit to a man in his  future career. The various university,  boat crews of Oxford and Cambridge have  ,been followed up and the achievements of  their members in aiteilifonoicd. It has been  discovered that the Oxford 'Varsity ciews  have contributed lo the country 31 magistrates, 4 doctors, S coinmaniiing ofl'icers in  the army and a huge number of eminent'  divines. ,To lhe credit of Cambridge are  80 lciubrs of iho.church militant in high  etandii i, .r>0 magistrates, 2 doctor*, 2 generals a ,d I colonel.  Settle <*���������" Leave.  ���������'���������������.''���������:  Sis  'ttfrw.irth'flto  Mrs. irushmore��������� You'll have to settle up  fraught with unusual ingeiiiousneps. A  man of lhe name of John H, .Sargent secured a S'2,0110 accident policy nl Beloit,' Win,  He came from' , Uocktord, Ul., with a  woman of tlio naino of Follett, and two  days before tho two were married both  wore insured in favor oi each other. In  about a month aftet the company was  informed that "sargeiit was d<Hid. Payment was refuucd'by the insurance company. A suit followed, iu which a  photograph of the man .Sargont, who was  supposed T/O he diowned, was introduced  and identified by Mrs. Sargent as being  that of hor husband. An expert made out  the name of the photographer, and the  originul of the picture was found to be a  man living in a small town in Illinois, aud  the conspirators abandoned the Biiil and  fled the country.  Another cate of practically the same  character was that of Mrs. Mitry 1). Davis,  of Richmond,  Ind,, who carried a S2.'i,000  policy.    She   mysteriously disappeared for   Stiaigbter,  Summer Boarder���������Thanks,awfully ! The  last place I was at thoy made me do both.  Convincing' Proof.  Stranger, is this a healthy neighbor  hood?  Hiiuse Agent���������Healthy l*Seo that man  over there '/   , , ���������  Yes.  Well, he's got rich in two years   ago.  Who is he?  He sells boys' clothes.  Both Might Improve.  Workingman���������If you  fcllars wot work  wid  your heads  would do u   little  hand- .  work once in a w'ile, you'd walk straight-  cr.  Scion tint���������True. And if y >u men who  woik with your hands would do a littlo  head-work   ouce   in a  while,   you'd t**:ak  L,       f-'  1.1 THE   KOOTENAY'   MAIL.  EOfTOTELLAlUSMOOI  AUTHORITIES ALL  *   ' 'ARE SIMPLE  DIFFER���������HERE  RULES.   '   ���������  Some Mushroom* Tlmf arc Deadly���������Many  Varieties f'row  luThis  Country   Tint'  , Are SnTe lo  Eiif.Biit'oi lii>r������ Are roison"  our���������Pair Itall .Huslirooiu* llic Safes I.  .Another story of mushroom poisoning  has recently been published, and as it is  every summer, the question is again raised  as to the difference "between mushrooms  that are edible and those that it is death  to 'eat.   -  . What complicates the question is the  enormous difference of '"authorities."  They contradict eaoh other on every band.  To judge from the rules laid down by ono  man, it is a certain and speedy' way of  usheiing odo's self out of the world to go  by tho card of any ono else. ',  ' Mushrooms were poison truly, when it is  considered lhat no less than four imperial  personages met their death from eating  them. Claudius, of Rome, died in' great  agony after eating a dieh of more), a mushroom in which is concealed one of the moat  deadly of vegetable poisons. - It had been  prepared careiully for him by Queen Agrip-  pina, who had learned the nature ,of'the  vegetable from "a celebrated female1 poisoner of the day, and had made use of it  in order to set; her sou,Nero, on* the throne.  From poisonous mushrooms died also the  Emperor Tiberius, Pope Clement VII. and  Charles VI,, of France, to say nothing of  the long list of peasants and ' working  people on the continent, in the British  Isles and America who,'.wandering forth  into the fields, picked aud ate carelessly.  A better knowledge of ' mushrooms is now  spread over , Europe, iu France and -Italy  particularly, and the women of the French  provinces aud the Italian stated  scour the  substance there.ftre small points or opines.  Lastly there are puff balls which when  inverted show no gills, pores or .teeth.  They are likely,to be globular in shape,and  if young the skin is filled with a substance  that is -either white, yellow, purple or  black.  These puff ball mushrooms are the safe3t  of all,though there is little danger with the  hydner variety. The Agarics, on the whole,  are the most deadly because there are many  poisonous species that much resemble them.  The harmless varieties can, in fact, only be  told by expert taste and smell.  In Paris the cultivation of mushrooms  has developed 'into a large industry, and  these vegetables are grown in caves GO to  ICO feeijujuder ground. They are cultivated  in beds'of manure, and so'extensive are  some of these caves that anywhere from  .'"00 to 3,000 pounds a day are gathered by  certain proprietors.  SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.  cr\  - fields and meadows for the dainty so highly  prized,  and   eeldom  if   ever make a mis-  ,    aak'e. i  1     , Trie importance of, mushrooms can  be  seen   from    the   'fact, that   chemists   and  '    gastronomists have pronounced them  1 PBACTICALLV   ANIMAL    FOOD *  for  the  reason   that their flesh is  almost  indeutical in" its'properties wilh meat, and  i     has   precisely the same liourshing  qualities.    *'   i 6 -     ���������'  "  On  paper it is well nigh impossible   to  ''   eet,dowu   any rule for the guidance of the  man or womau who will  go1 forth into the  '    fields and gather carelessly.������   There is this  to say, that unless- one has a full scientific  knowlesgc'of   the many   different species,  the collecting of them for food is a dangerous matter.    Though   to   naturalists each  species,'., has   its   own' marked   points of  .diflereuce these points will pass'the attention of' the casual seeker and he wiil go  ' astray.         *                       v  '    If  one   must gather    in ' the   meadows  ,the safest way is, to havo 101116 scientific  i    friend  point out a perfectly safe, species.  Examine this carefully in all   its   details,  have  its   minutes^points  fixed firmly   in  your  mind   and   never   gather   anything  else,          '                         .' '',:  If one will not  follow these instructions  three "oits of advice"should be  taken into  .   account.     Be sure   that   the   mushrooms  .   picked are perfectly fresh and have not the  slightest signs   of  decay.    If  they  have,'  *  '  they will   act precisely   the same on  the  system as dees putrid meat, only far more  '    alarmingly.    In this connection remember  to cook them immediately.  Secondly, cook iu the 'simplest way���������  broiling is tho best method���������aud without  fat, or butter. Fat or butter will disguise  the taste thit the mushroom naturally has,  and one may thus - eat a considerable  quantity of a poisonous voriety without  being aware of it, while if the mushroom is  "cooked simply and is not smothered in fat,  it often gives out danger signals of ils own  by its strange bitter taste.  ,TUE SYMPTOMS        (,        ���������  ''of mushroom poisoning are nausea, extreme  *' drowsiness, heavy stupor and severe paius  in the joints. The most etfioacious remedy  is a good smart dose- of sweet > oil, which  may be mixed halt and half with whiskey,  half and half with vinegar, or else taken  pure.' There is something iu sweet oil that  seems- to negative the poison. In' Italy  ��������� cases oi mushroom poisoning seldom occur  for tho reason that mushrooms when eaten  - are invariably cooked in swoetoil, and the  Interior economy   of   the   Italian   nation  -  anyway is fully and completely saturated  t   with it. .     ���������  - ' The' old theory used to be that edible  mushrooms grew, only iushort grass aud iu  pastureland, and never in boggy, marshy  ground, but recent scientific investigation  .has proved Ihisibbequitefalseasanahsoliite  rule. Tho champignon, for example, tho  famous little mushroom of France, which  is not moie than half the size of the  Eng-  ' lish or American mushroom, and is a  standing card iu French cookery, grows  excellently in swampy places.  Nearly all of 'the other rules regarding  mushrooms that were,'taken as gospel  truth ten years ago havo bean overturned.  It used to be said that thin-capped mushrooms were poisonous,' but the tasteful  champignon is of just that variety. Again,  it was the old belief that milky mushrooms,  with the single exception of the orange-  milk mushroom, were dangerous. Recent  scientists have, however, found a species  that thoy label the'brown-milk mushroom,  that is very excellent eating.  Bitter taste was also regarded as a hostile sign. Nevertheless", tho honey-  colored mushroom has been found to bo  very fine when cooked, though exceedingly  acrid whon raw.  AKOTIIKU DAXOI'Il HIONAL  was the runuiug speedily Into a dark  watery liquid. The maned mushroom,  however,' exudes an inky fluid when  punctured. Once more, the turning of  color wheu bruised used to be "regarded as  an evidence of poison. Yet now in the  category ot edible mushrooms aro several  Agi'rics that turn red easily.  It will be an excellent plan to give a  brief geuernl classification of tho various  kinds of mushrooms to bo met with in this  oouiurj'. First, thoio are the Agarics, or  Agancim, which resemblo a nones of thin  plates sot on their edges and running lo a  common centre ns does n wheel, iho gills of  tho plant being tho spokes and the stoin,  the hub.  Secondly, polyporous, or pore hearing, in  which in the place of gills there is a lino  sponi/y substance. Closely allied wiih the  polyporous is thu boletus,in which tho stom  lfi quite distinct and wall dotuiud and the  pores or tubes arc easily soparatod from  such other.  Then thero r������ tho hydrior.or tootli-bearmg  species, iii whioh in  tlio placn  of a sp mgo  Observations in u ICcIrIiui I'rlson Cited lo  '  Prove That it is 1'eiiclii-lai.  Georges Guelton, LL. D.,' secretary of the  patrons of the Lou vain prisons,' defends'  and praises solitary confinement as administered at the Belgian penitentiary. M.  Guelton undertakes to',show from his  stud ies at Lou vain that solitary confinement  is compatible with mental and physical  health aud with nioral improvement. There  are about f>70 prisoners in solitary confinement at Louvam, and M. Guelton presents  the result of his careful study of twenty*  nine who have been imprisoned for ten  years or'more. He states the character and  criminal history of each prisoner. Everyone is a murderer or worse,'and all are  undergoing life imprisonment save one  whose tei m has been commuted'to twenty  yeais. Several were originally sentenced  to death and are'serving life'sentences  through executive clemency.  Nearly all prefer solitary confinement to  life' in a prison where they must live ,in  daily contact with ' fellow criminals.  The reasons for this are" tho superior  tranquillity of ."solitary confinement,  its greater ��������� physical comfoit,������> -dislike  of'contact wiih fellow criminals, and the  ike., Many of the prisoners have'     ^  } ;' KHVEU   BRCN ILL   '  since their confinement ; ��������� nea'rly", all are  reported as now in oxcellent'health, every  one is said to be mentally active, most are  spoken of as gay, au'd many ure reported as  showing notably moral improvement. Most  are apt at the trades that occupy them,and  the originally illiterate have made considerable progress in book learning. 'Of the'  29 prisoners 10 are under 40 yeats of age,  11 are between -10 and 50, and 8 are over  50. Their terms thus far "have reached  from 10 tc 20 yeats. Two entered solitary  confinement .when under '20 years of age ;  eleven' when between '20 and 30 yeais :  fourteen .between 30 and 40, and two when  over forty. ,11. Guelton believes from his  observation .that men over fifty years old  stand solitary confinement as well as those  of 30. The older men who have been long  ye a re in solitary cells are as intelligent,  alert, and healthy as the younger, a fact  which, he thinks, goes lo disprove the  belief of some^experts that solitary confinement is,especially hard on men'approaching  middle life. ',    , ���������'  - By way of proving Uiat solitary" confinement does not lend lo drive men mad, Al,  Guelton gives some statistics as to insanity  at Louvam. Since '1,892 a skilled alienist  has been attached ,to the prison,-and he  reports that during his connection with Ihe  institution only five prisoners out of an  aveiage of 570 have been sent to the insane  department, and of these five only one had  been as "much as seven years iii his cell.'  There wore but two suicides among the  prisoners iu 1S94., One of the 'victims had  been only two years in the cell,' the other  but three days, Neither waB condemned  to a .long term of imprisonment, , During  the first three months of tho preseut year  only eight prisoners were 'sent to the  infirmary,and of these seven wore returned  to tboir cells as cured. The other died of  apoplexy.    Several have  FKIONCD    INSANITY  with tho hope of being sent to a place  whence there might bo some chance of  Cboape, but their pretence was detected.  The objection of some of the prisoners to  being housed with! fellow 'criminals  is so  strong   that in two or three instances con-  dentined" men have  preferred   Louvain   to  another common  prison, in a town whero  their   friends   and" ' relatives   live,     Somo  speak with  strong disgust of  the common  prison iu another Belgian cily.  . hi. Guelton believes thatsolitary confinement is the only system under   which men  can be weanod from their evil ways, und he  thinks the iacorrigiblesarebetter in solitary  confinement   than    in   contact  with , less  hardened men whom they might'contamiu-  aie.    He thinks   that solitary confinement  is tho proper thing for criminals imprisoned  for  the   first   time.    He   would   mitigate  solitary confinement by visits from without  of   persons such   as   those makirg  up his  society.    He  testifie-j that  prisoners thus  confined come to await with eagerness such  visitH.    They show tho utmost gratitude to  their visitors and  are anxious to do all iu  their powor to please the callers.    Minder-  ers exhibit with   pride, and   satisfaction  tasks  executed at the suggestion of their  visitors,   'hi. Guelton   thinltB that patrons  expecting to find employment for prisoners  after   their   release   from   prison   should  occasionally visit them in their cells and  gradually   come   to   be   acquainted   with  them.  the Hone.  Peaches in Various,-Forms  Peach ehorccake is even better than one  of strawberries. Into 1 quart of sifted flour  mix, by three or four siftings, 2 heaping  teaspoonfuls of baking powder, 1 teaspoon  salt, and 3 teaspoons sugar. Next rub in  lightly 2 tablespoonfule of butter and add  enough water or sweet milk to form a  dough that can be mised with a spoon, bu*  not sufficiently stiff to" handle. Bake in  two round shallow tins lined with greased  paper, in a'quick oven. "When done butter  each cake, and 'over one spread a thick  layer of peaches sliced thin. Powder well  with sugar and cover with the other cake.  Bust a little fine sugar over the whole and  oat with plenty of rich cream. '  Peaches and rice may be a new combination to some. Boil 3 tablespoonfuls of  cleaned rice in 1 pint of milk, with sugar  to taste, and flavor with vanilla. Allow it  to cool. Meanwhile prepare a custard'by  boiling together 1 gill of milk and the yolks  of four eggs, which mix into the rice.  Beat a gill of cream to a froth with a little  sugar and just a piach of gelatine dissolved  iu a spoonful of water. Stir this lightly  into the mixture, fill a mold and set on ice.  Cut a few peaches in .halves and simmer  them in a sugar and water syrup for half  an hour, then draiu and 'allow .to cool.  Lastly ,turn out the form of rice onto a plate  aud arrange the peaches around it.  For peach marmalade may be'used an  inferior quality of fruit or broken pieces  aud parings , left after*1 preserving., To a  pound of peaches is allowed '{ lb. of sugar,  either while or biown. Put the fruit on  the fire by itseif ' aud heat slowly, with  frequent stirrings to prevent' scorching.  When,it has boiled 45 minutes add the  sugar and cook o minutes longer, , stirring  constantly. Then for every 2 pounds of  fruil mix in the kernels of C peach stones  chopped fine and the juice of a lemon. Cool  parualiy and put up in small jars or jelly-  glasses. , '  Sweet pickled peaches require 10 lbs of  fruit, G lbs ,of sugar, 1 qt of vinegar, 1  tablespoonful of cloves, 1 "of mace, 1 of  cinnamon, and all are boiled together until  tlio peachs are soft. Should there seem  too much syrup take out the fruit and boil  it down to the proper quantity. Canithe  same us preserves.       -   ���������  Peach butter is a good, old-fashioned  delicacy. Peel nice^ripe fruit and cook  with sufficient water 'to boil it soft. Then  sift through a colander, removing the pits.  Measure, and'for each quart of peach pulp  put IJlbs of the sugar and stew slowly for  nn hour, Stir'ofteu aud be careful that it  does not burn. May be put, up in either  glass or stone jars but should bo kept in a  .cool place. \      -  Peach Sryrup.���������Remove the,skin and  pits from very soft peaches. Spread on 'a  cold platter, cover with sugar and allow it  to stand over night' In the moining,  drain off the juice and to it add a dozen  peach .kernels, pounded fine. . Heat thoroughly. When the syrup* does not seem  thick and rich,- put'on more sugar and stir  until il dissolves. Cool, strain through a  cloth and bottle. , This makes a1- fine  flavoring for creams and ices or a-pleasant  drink with water. ,"   -   - \  in   a   moderate   oven,  water  to prevent the  replenishing   with  beans   burning   or  sticking, but not enough for boiling. Serve  hot.  KEPT III A. &ILUED CA&E.  THE PECULIARLY SAD FATE  THE CZARINA OF RUSSIA'.  OF  Dried Fruit.    "   ,     "  It, is not generally known that drying  fruits is a more successful method of preserving its natural flavor than by canning  or preserving, Requiring neither cans nor  sugar, it iB, of course, more economical,  and can be done hy anyone without any  expense whatever,' The certainty of dried  fruit always keeping well is another point  iu its favor.^      ,  .Where au evapoiator is not handy,  drying fruit iu the sun iB the usual practice  on farms or in rural districts, where it is  abundant, hut the woik can be done much  moie rapidly and satisfactorily in the oven  or warming closet' of the kitchen range ;  of course only a small quantity can be dried  atone time in this way.  For drying, berries must be carefully  picked over, plums must be cut in two  lengthwise and the stones removed, then  laid on large earthen -dishes and set in the  sun or m the oven���������which must not be hot.  If sprinkled wilh* -'sugar the taste will be  improved and the juices absorbed, causing  the fruit to dr}' moie readily. .   '  Peaches should   be  cut from, the stones  and may be washed and wiped, or peeled,  if  preferred.    Apples  should   he  peeled,  cut, and sliced. v >  Ripe tomatoes  may he  scalded, peeled,  cooked until  soft,   and spread out to dry.  Treated thus   they   will "keep all winter,  aud be  found very convenient iu flavoring  soups, gravies, and sauces.  Queer .Stories From flip Court ������r St'. Vet-  ersburs; About the Unhappy rrliu'cNt  Who Wx.% Forced Into n Political .llnr-  rliise.  , Queer stories from the court of St. 'Petersburg have' been heard in Berlin in the  last few days. They hare been brought  by the Russian noblement coming from the  capital for their annual visits at theGerman  springs, by' minor officials from German  consulates ia the empire of theczar,and by  two or three embassy officials who are home  on leaves of absence for llieir summer holidays. From one or two of these roundabout  channels the gossip would have little color  of truth and would find littlo credence,but,  when c5ming from one and all without  variation except as regardB details, it is  bound to be heard and accepted as approximately correct. The subject concerns the  family affairs ot the Romanoffs, and might  be left to the Romanoffs as part of the,inevitable family ohroniclcB were it not for  the strong influence which the matter is  exerting over the politics of Europe, Asia  and Africa  As lhe world has known,ever since Alexander III, lay, stricken with death, on his  bed of suffering in ^Livadia,   the' PrinceES  Alix, of Hesse,  most beautiful  of Queen  Victoiia's descendents, was forced gradually) against her tearful aud augry protests,  into her marriage with the flabby,'immoral  and unnatural czarowitz, now Nicholas II.  SSe was a vigorous, vivacious,high-spirited  type,of  healthy   womanhood,   with very  distinct ideas of the manly qualities indispensable to -the  model'husband, and she  was  quite beyond   the  attractions of the  czarowitz's peculiar  personality,   adorned  though it might  be with   the.puiple and  scepter  and the iron crown   of unlimited  power.     When England and Germany, in  their determination  to ������,et a clutch upon'  the Russian court, inserted that the marriage must be, the Princess Alix-ehlered the  bonds    resignedly���������resignedly,    but'   not  hopefully, as she remarked to her  English  companion of years, just before joining her  betrothed to go-to the altar :  - ���������*,' Whoever  enteis heie must  leave all  hope behind." ' -  CZARINA IS XOT1 HAITI*.   '*  a'nd Berlin and London. To communication  reaching her from the German embassy,  that Emperor William would regret to  lose her high regard and friendship, sue  replied, briefly, that, if tim> was a reference  to her influence for peace between Russia  and Germany, the empercr must not deceive himself longer, as she was a meie  cipher at the Peterhof, and could not get a  court-martial discharged against the will  of the dowager empress.  Since the day of her confinement has been  drawing near the young empress' m,.sk of  resignation has fallen ofl entirely, She h.i3  been embitteied by seeing her husband  perversely intent upon rebuffing every one  of her friends and recalling every act which  he performed at her suggestion during their  honeymoon. He has seen her but twice a  week since June 1. His calls have been  brief and sometimes stormy But, a few  days ago ahe became hysterical after he  accused her. of various indiscretions no  court, and ordered him to leave her. He  remained, however, to continue his reproaches, until her physician arrived, and  with Russian grutfnuss announced that he  would never enter the palace again unless  the czar departed instantly.' Tlio c.ar  objected' that, his wife's nervousnqHs was  the i^ole cause of the scene. The 'doctor's  reply was: ,       '  " If you have uo meicy,on her majesty,  at least consider your future heir oudfout  once." ' _     ���������,      "  ALL IIKB,   FRIENDS iJIAXIStl I'll..  The czar tienr. In ihe last luree weeks  he has visited 'his wife once. The last  two limes he went to her apartments she  begged to be excused from seeme him and  he did not insist upon entering. Ehe las',  vestige of her influence over hnn disappeared weeks ago. In pure contrariness of  spirit he now endeavors to undo all that  he once undertook ut her instance or with  her approval. In this he is helped, by hii  mother, who is resolved, to destioy 'completely the c^anna'B power, even in the  court circle. The result has not only been  roughshod politics in the Balkan, Turkey,  East, Asia, and Africa, but also a sifting  and u'psettingof the wnole list of attendants  and officials ot the Peterhof. "The* young  czarina's1 English and German servants  have been sent away;her English companion  has been banished from the palace ; the  few court officers who were known as her  advocates,' or friends have been transferred  to distant posts of duty. ,  'When this' unfortunate wife of Nicholas  IL, shall rise from her childbed to sit  again   beside   her monarch  and husband,  PRACTICAL FARMING  ���������a.  Constructing* a Farm Bridge.  Hapii'-uird construction of farm bniJaen  is a risky mattc-t, the safety of valuible  animals  being oiten thus put in jeopardy  The aceoiippiriying^illustrat'on show-; an  easily constructed and very secure bridgii  where a ^irulo leg cannot be used as n.  stringer. J'.-nlsoin be'added along mthe?  side tor greater security to the too.  WORKING THE HISTORIC NILE.  One  of   llic  f'nlarucli   lo  Into   Toiler,  ISe   foil verted  Mow that the waters of the Niagara have  been made tributary  to human enterprise,  it may be interesting to note that a similar  undertaking  is   contemplated   in   Egypt,  Tho .General Inspector  of  Public   Works,  Mr.   Prompt, has   just submitted   to   tlie  Egyplain Government  the   results   of his|  investigations during the last eight mouths  rolative t'o   the utilization of the cataracts  of the Nilo for agricultural and mechanical  purposes. His project includes an immense  reservoir in Upper Egypt which will permit  the culture of cane Bugar and cotton in the  place of cereals.    In the furtherance of the  realisation of this   project he  proposes to  establish   an   electric power station   (near  Aasuan, where a fall of forty-five  feet will  be  utilized.    Thii  station  would   fiirniih  'lO.l'OO   horse   power,   beside*     furnishing  500,000,000 cubic yards of water for irrigation.    A   fifteen.foot dam   is   to   be   built  across   tho Nile just above   Cairo,    which  would furnish both light and motive pouer  at a very low price to the Egyptian capital.  The cost of tho entile projec  is   estimated  at   58,000,000,  which   will very   likely bo  raised by private cubscription.  Aunt Ban's Cream Puffs.  Mrs  Bert   Griadle    asks,, for   a  recipe  for cream  puffc.    My  cream   puff's   have  always  met with praise   and if she   will  follow my directions closely I think she  will be satisfied  with the result.    The ingredients are { cup  sugar, J   cup butter, 4  eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup dry flour, I cup hot  water.    (I always n������e a  coffee cup.)1 Put  the hot water andy butter in a basin on the  stove and boil together, stirring in the dry  flour while boiling.    Stir fast, und as soon  as well stirred in, remove  from the stove.  Wheu cold add 3 eggs, not beaten, one al a  time.    Drop by tablespoonfuls on a buttered viii and bake in a quick oven 25 minutes,  being  careful.not to open   tho oten door  more thau  is  absolutely necessary.    Tiu'f  makes   15   puffs.    While "this is  cooling,  before adding the eggs, I make the cream,  I uce a pail to mako it in.  Add .'j te.ispoona  flour to the sugwr, then tho eggs, beat, Chen  the milk, and boil in a kettle with u little  water,   as  for   any  custard ;   flavor   with  vanilla.    When both ibis and the puffs are  cold  open and fill.    Let me  know  if you  have good success and like   these.���������[Aunt  Ban.  The words were not idle, for Hie young  Czarina,ot Russia has had hardly a'glad  momeutcsince.she first sat on her imperial  throne, just a little lower ihan'iier hiis;  band's.^ It is noteworthy, that even the  official chroniclers of court fetes and im'-  penal functions have never used that  lamiliar stock" phrase of their kind :    ' , "  -" The czarina appeared to be iu excellent  spirils and smiled graciously on all sides."  i Even t'ie Russian court chroniclers know  degreea of fulsomeness aud truth, and none  of them has had the haidihodd to say "tlie  empress smiled." Behind the omission of  these three commonplace words lies a story  of domestic,sorrow and pain, desperation  and 'conscious degradation such .as the  palace may bury us well as the houEe of the  merchant prince, or banker, or butcher, or  baker.  To  the     young   girl,   retired   in     the  homely     traditions    of   the     Darmstadt  court and in the cold,  clear air of Osborne  House'and Windsor   Castle,   the  sudden  transfer to the side of a perverted Romanoff  in the midst of an intriguing, frivolous and  scaudaUloving entourage,  was*a shock to  be withstood on'y afl������r the most careful preparation. She had the preparation and withstood the shock.    The beauty, submissive-  ness  and apparent devotion! of this foreign  priuceBS at first fascinated young Nicholas,  whose  associations with  women had been  limited. ��������� He was charmed iii her presence;  ho listened'lo  her advice ;��������� he gave her his  confidence.    His mother was distracted by  this turn of family affairs.   Slie wished to  see her son happy,   lo be sure,  but she did  not wish to let slip from her own hands the  reigns of power which she had held during  her husband's life.    She  feared   that  the  carefully spun web of intrigue between St.  Petersburg and her Danish  birthplace was  to be torn   asunder ;    and   this "beautiful  interloper ,from   wes:ern   Europe   would  rcknit the bonds between her udopted land  and the country which  hud cut Scliieswig  and .Holstein   from   her father's soil ; that  her weakiing  son would be molded into a  docile   husband,   upon whom   would   fall  unheeded   the words of  motherly warninir  aud exhortation.   - ,  ,she ' will find.herself entirely alone and  neglected, at a strange court, still holding  all the insignia of an empress consort's  power, but not allowed even a lackey of  her own choosing. She may submit tamely  but she is more likely to raise a breeze of  proieEt, which will brine her flabby spouse  about on a new tack, with all ils incidental  bearings in international politics and  domestic economy.  CANARIES FOR CONVICTS.  What to Do Next.  It is a wise iihin wno'kiKJW.- what to do  next-. No matiu-r where you are pUced,  there 'is always one thing to do which in'  inoic important thau all otimrs. The ir.se  man instinctively turns to tnat moat important woik fir-t. The unwise nidii, the  man who never succeeds, the man who ia  aiw.iys behind with his payments; with "his  work,ihe man who is always lo.-iing muiiiy,  is he who makes a mi.-take in whut to 'do  next. Hi? next work is not the inoit  important worn, and tne really important  work is neglected.  Every man coimiders  himself competent  to superintend a fruit farm and niiisery.or  a grain fatm.  'Tho fact is lhat many would  fail in that capacity, for  the reatou   that  they   would  not know  what to  ilo next. *  Take, for,instaucn the fruitfarin. At every  season oi the year ihero is home one  important thing to be doue that cannot admit  of   delay.  lOften   thero   are   many   such ,  important things, when it will peipiex tho  wisest, to know which to do first.    But tho  capable man, though he   bus td  study the  question for   bonis, finally'hits upon   the  most impoi taut work and that is the thing"  which he will do next.  We know of men who think they ftre  doing the most important work, aud yoc  who allow tlio worst farm 'weedn to go to ''  teed upon their place, without attention.  Surely, the dock,,ouo-plaiitof which would  seed down a'whole farm, should bo cou-  sidcied one of the most important things  to be attended to. We know of nien who  drive mound in rickety wagons, tiros,loose,  thills rattling,bo:,cs ready to fall to pieces,  who think they know what to do next-;'  when'thc fact is, the next tbiug they should  do would be to get a new wagon or to  repair tlie old one. The same farmer, runs  his mowing machine, his reaper, his plows  and cultivators, with bolts loose and every-  thingshaky und rickety,thinking ho knows  what is best to do next ; wheieas, the first  thing be should do, would bo to put his  machineiy in good, working order.  What should you do next reader!  Possibly you should inform your wife mat  she hai been a good devoted helpmate.  Perhaps you should , givo, your boys a ,  holiday. Possibly yoii"should all take a  day oil' together for a picnic or other  excursion. ,  iKim l'risoiicrs Keep lliein   for f'om-  tort anil Il.-iixc llic in for Pi-olll.,  ' Convicts in thc Michigan State prison  have many more favois than those of almost,  any other penitentiary in the world, audit  is' the belief of the management of, the  institution that for this reason there arc  fewer outbreaks of lawlessness ; than arc  found elsewhere'.'' Among the favours  granted to them here is that of keeping  and caring for birds. There aro "fully 600  feathered sougsters in Miohig'in's principal  penal institution, all owneM and cored for by  the, conwctB, aud as soon as daylight approaches ou bright mornings their Bweet  notes are heard in striking contrast to the  natural feelings of then* owners.  Many of the most hardened criminals,  who from their general appearance and  history would uot be expected to care for  anything of a refining nature, tenderly  care for and caress their little pets.  More than three-quarters of the cells iu  the'prison contain one or "more'canaries,  and they are a so found in various shops  throughout, the institution. During the  day ,the*cages aie hung outside lhe cells  to give lhe birds light and air, but as soon  as the convict returns from work at night  the'cage is taken inside'  Thin practice has been carried on m the  prison for yeais, and the officials say that  instead of any detrimental effect being  noticeable the little songsters have proved  a benefit, ai they not, only give the cells a  more homelike appearance, but they alto  wield a  decided   iiilluen'ce   in the way' of  humanizing the most reckless and hardened j raiso'i tno  horses''    Rather  the man   who  ,crimn:al.    . i bought them only to sell again, seeing their  Bes.des being permitted to keep the birds : possibilities which he could bring out.  for the sake of their company and influence, I     Now with the draft,horse all this is dii  Advantage of Raising Draft Horsss.  Ono  gios.t   advantage   to  tho   common"  farmer which   draft horses   have over the  lighter weights is that they need practically  little or no training to fit them for use. Take  the1 driving hotsc, for instance. Ho must be  stylish, handsome,  not afraid of steam or  electric cars,  as  well  as possessing some  speed in  order to find   a ready sale iu the  markets.   To the common farmer who has  raised   him it is au  additional source of.  cxpeuso lo have hini broken properly.    He  cannot do  this  himself,    He has   neither  time for it nor has lie the noccat>ary skill,and  as wc all know the price he is to receive for  a hoioeis very largely dependent upon tho  training.    While a farmer may bo able   to  raise a really���������fine horse, beyond bieakiug him  to harness  in an oidiniuy fashion  he is in  total   ignorance of   how t^-proceed.    The  result is, ho sells  him  to  some   mau  who  does   understand  how to do it,   aud   this  man   who  buys  at u^ very  modern   figure  sells   again   at double   or treble the sum.  He has simply got lhe ability to get out of  tho otiimal all there is  in him which   the '  farmer  could   not  do.    In   tlio    reported  sales of  carriage  teams where the price is  lepresouted byl'our figures often and often,  who    gets   tho,. profit ?    The    man    who  the convicts are also allowed to raise them  lo bell, and many a dollar is credited to the  accounts of iho prisoners from this source. ���������  Of course the convict handles Done ot ll c  money reah/.cd irom lbe sale of  the birds  lercnt. lie needs no particular training.  Ho ii naturally quiet and has a good dis-  pobitiou. Ho is level-headed as a ruic aud  Lives very little, tiouble to any one, It is  b's natuio to be s-n.    The flighty,  nervous  Boston Baked Beans.  Soak over eight in cold water, 1 quart  white pea beans. In the morning drain off  the water, put them into a kettle," cover  with fresh cold water with 1 teaspoonful  ealeratus. When the water is scalding  hot (not boiling), drain again, rinse and  put the beaDS into a bean pot, with 1 lb  New England salt pork that has boon well  scraped and slashed through the riud. Put  it into the centre of the beans, having tho  nnd on a level of the beans, about two  inches below the top ot the bean pot. Poiir  over two tablespoons Porto Kico molasses  and cover with hot water.    Bake 12   hours  MOTHPK-IN-l.lW   .-ifAKI'S    TItOUIlLE.  Thero  is   no  doubt that   tho   Princess  Alix's resignation and studied self-control  would have given out sooner or later under  tlie burden of her husband's   peibonality.  So, it in only,fair lo acquit her mother-in-  law of nil   except hastening  lhe doiiK-Blic  eutastiophe.    This she did with llio quickness and rcckieHbiiei-s of an envious woman.  She told her i-on th.il Princess Alix treated  him with indiderince, was inclined to uiuilo  too fondiy on youiig   men   ot   tho  conn,  was scornful oi Russian ways and .lovotud  lo the'iiistoms of foroign  courtn, and   had  brought him completely under her thumb.  The sting in thin, last reproach rankled the  t'/.ar, who   had   showed ii  fondmssup   to  that time for   tho English   and   ('erman  ambassadors,    with->ut   the slightest forewarning, snubbed  them both,   compelling  poor old  General von   Wcrdcr to get out  and return to Germany.    He'informed his  wife gruffly that he wauled to hear nothing  moro   of   her   protty   relatives and their  impotent littlo court in Darmstadt.    Ha  told   hor one day   that, hor   most august  relative, tbc Prince of Wnlcs, was a coward,  and her otherinostiiugUPt relative, Emperor William, was a cad aud  a   bore.    In a  genoral condi mnation of thc court, of London he remarked lhat the Guelphs were it  lot of -tea-drinking  old   women,   und thu  queen was the wor-n of them ail.  Three times the czaima hmst into tears  at tho breakfast (able and hurried away  leaving tho depoot of Russia to think  how cleverly he was taming her. But,  after leaving him the third time, she determined to lei him vent his spleen else- I  where.    Kor weeks ohc *   I  I  TOOK III.H MUAM* AI.ONI1,, !  inaccessible lo thu appeals fiom her motbor-  iu-law at first, and finally fiom Dai mutual  uutil he is discharged, but it is placed to .'temperament of the race horse is foioign no  his credit in the prison bank, ; his make-up.   , Or.co well broken (and  this  It'is interesting to walk up and down ; lfr a comparatively- easy mutter) lie is as  the priijon coi riders and note tho different) valuable as with years of training,  kinds uf canaries in lhe cages, und more' So wc say tho best horses for the average  particularly lo note the diiioieul methode ' farmer in rah-e ure the heavy draft. They  adopted by the convicts in carini? for their will do the win It on the farm much moro  pels. AU styiee of edge* are to bo seen, eii.-ily than ihe lighter horses and bo ready  while one bird is provided with a veritable   to be put upon the market at any time,  palace of a honieami all lhe hi: uripsknown i    in tiie bird world, the one in front of the nexli  o(dl will  hive simply the phmietit wood flowers at the Fail's.  nr wire cage and only the oriliniirvseed ami       ,    .      w,     ., .,   . ,,  water   holder,.    This is ah;o   true in   the'     Lot us do all that is p������lfts.b.o   to  enconr  shops and character of tlio convict can in   "g<" people to exhibit llowem ai  the fairs.  almost, every .iiihihiicc ho safely i.'Htinii.led   Theie is no more interesting part of a  fair  by the care he given his feathered  friends     t|llMl ft,,, floral dopurlmont, and  oerumlv  Through tlio day ine munc of ihe birds  is hardly noticeable-, all hough it can bo  hrnrd iii-iro or loss at alnio������t any time, but  on a bright morning the Hongslcu aie  pleasingly iiuiny. One of the officinN who  has been coimccled with iho prison for years  says that when he (iift raine io the prison  the music of tbc birds in tho morning made  him wild, but he ban mow become so  accustomed to il III it the place would bo  terribly silent without il.  Undue Haste.  Blovins���������I'm awfully sorry to bo the  bearer of bad news, but Jackson has run  away with your wife.  Fosdick���������What did tho durn fool run for.  Ho might have taken his time.  Ideas aro ofltiinoH shy of the cloiio furni  lure of words.���������Tupper.  There aro few delects in our nature so  glaring as not to be veiled from observation hy politeness and good brooding.���������  Stanislaus  The art of using moderate, abilities to  advantage wins p-aise, and often acquitos  more reputation than real brilliancy.���������  Rochefoucauld.  none ai beautiful when it li properly conduct-d. Many of our pri/.e lists aro  inudujuatii lo-bting for th it good display  from lhe professional or aiiialeiir Hot 1st.  This .should be lemodicd and the lists  carefully looked ovi-r liy compel! ut persomt  and made as ailment e k? the finances of  the association admit,.  However, the t uill is not uo much iu the  amount nllerud >'.* it is in the airnugemeiit  of the varietn.'', etc., and many of our lists  | are way behind the times and aro "hack  numbers." This should not Jie, ii is  detrimental lo any fair,as we!! m to flower  cultuic in general. Let ail thoie who can  intoiost tbimaelvei in this important work  and do al! pibsiblc to bring about a change  iu thin manor.  A word to the management of fairs  might not he out of place. Look well to  your floral department. Take an interest  in it. Seo that good buildingrt and couven*  iences nre supplied and you will find it  ono of tbc best departments of your fair.  i i  Art thou in misery, brother? Then I  pray be comforted. Thy grief shall pass  nway. Art thou elated? Ah! be not too  pay; temper thy joy: this, tor, thai! pats  awny. ��������� Paul  If. Hayne. PAGE 4.  THE KOOTENAY MAIL.  MARRIED.  ConjRNE���������.Mir.LEK���������At Lm^cripw, Ont.,  on \V<*(lti(\-*il;iy, September llr'th, IS!)."),  IJcnrv .1. Bourne, toEll.-i, only daughter of .Mrs. W. H. Miller.  Discreditable Business Methods.  Tin? representative of a retail firm,  who are engaged in hu.sinos not, n,  thousand, miles from Revelstoke, lias  been in town thi.s week hawking goods  to the local oeoiisiiinei's. This Cliuap-  ���������Tohn metliod of doing business should  lie discountenanced by our townsfolk.  Tliere aie local merchant-- who have a  right to expect/the patronage of those  resident, here, anil in this particular  instance there was' nothing oli'ered  ���������which could not he purchased lo belli1!-  atlvanlagi! from the establishments of  Bourne Bros., II. N. Conrsiei, or  <Jilker & Wells, and (he chances 'are  that tlie goods oil'eivd wore very much  inferior, when'ijuality* and price is eon-  ,'side-red, than what i.s to he had from  any of the local houses mentioned ; because those who make a business of  peddling after this gypsy fashion  usually do so to get rid of out-of-date  .-ind ofi.cn worthless stock which thoy  -cannot hope to dispose of at homo. It  savors too much of the s-ni it of a local-  trader who, notwithstanding he has  the material in stock, buys ready made,  dresses for his wife, which are made in  tlie sweatshops of a large city, persuin-  nbly to'save the drespmakei's charges  ���������at home.  The following communication'  from  ���������"��������� pants," is a kick along the same line :  Deak Sib,���������Knowing that you, in  common with other residents ot British  Columbia, Revelstoke especially, ate  interested in the success and permanency of the business men and mechanics  of this province, I am very-, sorry,1 Mr.  Editor, to he able to inform you that  some of (ho leading businese men of  this town are in the habit of getting  all their ordered clothes in eastern  provinces. Still they kick at every  tuiirbecaiiso some few people send  ���������east to the Eaton Co. for some few  articles, because they get them a Utile  cheaper. Do you wonder, 1 don't, if  these men see the merchants sending  ' oast for their clothes while theft' are  two merchant tailors in town, it is'not  any wonder they follow suit."1 Why,'  some of our merchants even take orders  for clothing and', still preach home  industry. I think it would be a great  step toward progress if these merchants  would try and stop these eastern firms  from taking orders instead of giving  theni to them. Not for the 'cheapness  do these rneii order from the east, but  for the. novelty of it. Practise what  you preach aiid patronize home industry is the road to success. Pants.  'Revidstoke, Sept. 17.  o ������������������   ���������    Loeal Railway Paragraphs.  She will  he  Local and'personal Briefs.  C. Booth, provincial assessor, was in  town yesterday and left for Donald  Ibis morning.  Mr-. Edwards of lhe Victoria, who  hns been seriou-ly ill during the week,  is almost recovered.  Several carloads of hay and feed, for  local consumption, lias been received  during tliO'Week.   ,  Mrs. Griffiths, of Donald, has been  visiting Dr. and Mrs. McLean during  the past week.  The Y.P.S.O.E. have changed their  meeting night from Monday to Wednesday.  B.    Wehrfrifz,    brewer,   Ivnmloops  was  drumming  up   business   in   town  thi* week.  <   (-< i  Mrs. ffopgood is expected   home   tomorrow from Edmonton,  accompanied by Miss llojigood.  II. J. Bourne, who was married lo  .Miss Klla Miller, at, Luckpow, on Wednesday, i.s expected to return wilh his  bride on Tuesday next.  Mr. John Jliitchinson.of Hu1chin'-*oii  & Davison, .Vernon, was in (own (his  week looking up a sit1; foi a flour and  feed store.  Mr. and Mrs. Rd. Bourne gave a  dinner party at their residence on  "Wednesday evening in honoi' of H. J.  Bourne's wedding.1        " o ���������  Messrs. - Frelz & Sipiarebriggs give  notice of application for water rights,  which they intend to utilize i'or motive  power. " '  ,- A. W. Mcintosh came down from  the Bend this, week, fie has quite ,',ie-  covoted from his recentenciiutitej-'with  a bear. , ���������  ' The administrator of the estate  of  i  the late Jas. N. Fowler, of Ulecille-  w.i'et, has a notice of his intentions ,iu  another column. '*  i  The Italian colony across the Ille-  cillewaet were having a seance of some  kind yesterday, and, as a result,  charges were preferred in the Police  court this mm ning. ..Several members  of (ho community   were   battle-scared.  Church Services To-morrow.  Rev. Father Peytavin will'celebrate,  mass  at   lO-HO   a.m.   in   the   Catholic  chin ch.  (  Services will beheld in the Methodist  church by Rev. J. A. Wood lo-m'orrow*  morning and evening at 11 and T.'iO.  .Sunday school at 2.HO.  .Service will be held at the Presbyterian Church lo-:norrow evening at 7:80  j).in. by Mr. Guthrie Perry. Sunday  School at-''.  U. R. HULL & OO.  Wholesale    and   Retail  BUTOHEBS.  Purveyors of'High-class Meats.  REVELSTOKE,,B.G.  All order's in our line will be promptly  attended to.  PUBLIC   AUCTION.  Preliminary   Announcement. ���������  mlriO EFFECTS of Lhe late Mrs. F.  !_ K. Matt law, and also of the late  Pearl Henderson will hr-sold by puhlic  auetion in a, few days. See further  announcements.  The said ellVcts consist of: One  'drawing-room miiIc : two bed-room  suites ; contents of one kitchen ; three  large, neai ly new : carpets; three stoves,  coal and wood; besides chairs (plain  and fancy), table-*, kitchen ut-*n������-iN,  lamps, linen,' feather beds, bedding,  blankets, mattresses, table linen,'and  a large stock of ladie.-.' fine clothing,  etc.,'etc., etc. Also jewellery consisting of gents' gold watch and chain,  lady's gold watch and chain, five  plain and fancy gold ��������� rings, earrings,  etc., etc., etc'. . >  NOTICE.  Items of General Interest.*  1 The branch section gang .has been  organized this week with P. Bowon as  foreman.  The train on the Arrow Lake branch  is in charge of Engineer Burton and  Conductor Ilo'pgood.  Construction woik on the Arrow  'Lake branch i.s under thc supervision  of Engineer'' CJriiTiths and KicharcL-on,  who came up 1'roii) South Kootenay  on Sunday last.  Millar's bridge gang replaced Fraser's  .at this point this week, preparatory to  &tatting work on the Columbia bridge.  Millai came from Sicainim-. and Fra-er ' 1>*''>,*:-**',t ">P l'<om Victoria  lias gone to Tappen Siding.  Some changes have been made in  the local stall" at the station here during the past week which results in an  extra man being employed. In future  J. YVhitticombe will look ai'ier freight,  E. Sydier, who has been on niarht duty,  has been transferred to the day -.tall',  while J. Paijiiette comes from the  Glacier to take the night work.  Notice'to Quit.  A ���������js.'-iO.OOO hotel is projected for Kaiii-  loop--.  The telegraph line N being built, into  lallooel"     It will co.-.t about $*"5 a mile.  It. is lepoi ted that Prince Henry of  F-Sattenbcrg. the hm-hand of the  Primes.-, Ueatrice, i-dead.  The provincial home tor old men in  Kamloops K now in running order.  There-.ire IS,inmate-., Jliof uinim weie  last   Satin  { il������i>"  Hon. X. Clarke Wallace, co-npti oiler  of customs. w;>^ looking over the Kootenay i oiiiif-y l.i-l week. Ken t,-s  of the-p--.il.er--ar thr !������o-������tl of 1  h.-wiMU'-r. at .V'-Non.  Then- it- a .^( hem  Occident.il ril.d 0."'i  diiriuir li,'1 *i!msii.'>;  " -.n*-  i  Notice is hereby given that we intend to tipplj- to. the Dominion Government, through its proper officer, for  the right to use for motive power thc  stream running south through the'  C.P.R. and smelter townsite properties  in vicinity of Union Hotel and passing  by Sibbuld's store���������in Revelstoke,  B.C.', not diverting it from its' cour.se.  L. A. FRETZ.  ���������'      "'      J. C. SQUAltEBRTGGS.  Dated Revelstoke, Sept. 18th, 1805.'  "tfiner.il Act. ISill, " l-'iirm K."  Oei'tiaoai-e" of Improveniehts.  NOTICE.  KING AVII.LLVM MTXEItAI., 'CLAIM.  ' Siln.itc in tho Ti-init ��������� Luke' Jlininj;  Division of We-st ICootciiriy Distriut. T.iko  Xotico tli.it I. Jlarry Abbott, froo minor'.-,  ooi-l ilic.itc Xo. .-".3,111, intend, sixty (la.Vh from  tho (Into hereof, io apply to llio Gold Coniinis-  hionoi* for a ccrtilic.ite of improvements, for  iliu ]iiiiiiiO'=j ol* olitftiiiiiiij ��������������� t-'ronn uranl of tlio  ���������ibovo oliiiai.  And fui'thoi* take notice. Hint adverse olainih  nui.il be soul to   the  Gold   Coiiiiiii.i^ioiioi'  and  notion ooiniiicnood licforo tho issuance of suoli  oertilloato of improvement1..  Dittod this seventeenth day of September, l.Stl.  ���������> II. Al'UOTT.  CARRIES FULL LINES, OF  Groceries,  'provisions,    flour,   feed,   miner's   supplies,   stoves,,  tinware, in-anile Ware, .hardware, paints and   oils,   boots, ,  shoes ; men's, women's and children's  furnishings,   dress  goods and- millinery. ���������* '    ,       ���������  Dressmaking- in latest styles.  bevelstok:!]  B.C.  Administrator's Notice.  In   tlio County   Conrl.  cif   Kootenay,  liulden at tlie East Crossing nf tlio  (lolinnliia River;  In tlie. niat.U'i* of .Jaiuos N. Fowler, do-  1 ceased, anil,  In tiie matter of thf'Oflici il   Adminis-  1 rator'b Act; flato-l tho F.ii'th day of  Ani,'.:M. A.D.. L-stlo : "  1 TL'OX 11 WADING    the  .-iflidavit   of  L.'     Alexiuuler   C.    XirA rthnr,    il   is  oiderecl  that,   .Lnncs   Fer^-u^oti   Arm-  ���������stronjr. l Ollicial   .Vdoiinistraroi1 for tho  Coii'nty"Coiu t.   District, of ,1-iooii'Day,  ������hall     lie     nd'iiiiii.s.rHtoi'   of   all   anil  s^ni^iilar the ^iim-Ii, chattels-, rights anil  i-ivdiLs ,of   .I.niu-'i-' N. Foivler, ,late   of  llleeillo'.v.iet, five mi ner. deceased, and  &*2$;fqM2  <if^$X  Our   advice   to   those   about   to   marry,  -is':-  rh.it this on  he   published    in< tlio  'A week ago attention sv<us called tn  iXm presence of "tinhorns" in town.  So ine of thorn have taken tho hint and  got one, and the romnindor had hotter'  <io likewise because it wiil be very ;i:i-  ' healthy hero for theni.' In thi.s, con-  < nection tho Ni-Uon Miner repol'U ,i  ���������c.ise of " rolling" on Toad moiitu.iin.  a������d advises the " tinhorn-i" in that  camp to "get. oui, pretty quick."'  Rev. Dr. Robertson's Second Vim.  l'<:v. !)r. Roljeitson. Supei-iiitoiKl'i'iit  of Pio.sbyteii.-in Ildinf- Mis-.n ns, addressed a meeting in Un- I'les'.uti-ii.'.n  c'liirch on 'rhnr-'l.iy e\f-nii:-^ irivini{ -tn  account of th" mioMon work in Ihnisli  Col il liloia as carried on lis the 'li'iioiii-  ination to which ho lielonus. l.i the  couisc (if hi-< reiiia''l*s he yave a good  account of the mineral wealth in the  rli.stricl to   the     -until    mul    jvodietod  that a permanent industry would aii'-e  .     . . , - ���������'    ,'   t  <iiit ot   the   mineral   roomies   or   the  country. i  lie says that t!k; greater portion   of '  tin: pc'iplo ,nfi l'i*( in ihe Auiei i( au side  and are not church    gimi.s,    hut.    that  they    admire    the    Can-vlinii    administration of justice, and prefer, in .some  cases, th" eh.nig'1 from what thoy have  heen      acc'i-itoinod      in.       Rev.    Mr..  {Jordon, who i'.coniiip#iiii< d iiim on    his,  former visit, left tin: coast  befoie   i'i. ,  on foot in kohl   ,..11 I  I'M: r*-i:r in T-n-oina \  of I'"*"1.   Th- ol>j-ct ! :.  ' will in t.'i fo-t-'i tr.>U"i-i-i itii-.n*- betwi-.'ti  the United S: ito-,::>d 0.-:";,t<i! ratio:.1'.  ���������I1  Hew Thty forked tiie Ticker.  one i KouThWAV Maii' iKnvap.iper, Lin   each  t-i-li- ' i-r-suo thereof, for the    pel ind   of 'sixty  'divs.  I     Signed, CLEiM KNT J. CORNWALL,  C.C.  it iimy  know th"  s,i. *"-. a bo  be of iiij.������������������:������i.|  In ijii- jxiblic t" [  ' '-v.*l' t o:.Uil)"i* iii which   un���������v- ;  ut iliebig   race    vn'ri1    H-.liis- i  T*-!.- :-r,i- ^..v-Jic'in^ti -tcam-r !  l '��������� 11 ("i 1  ix'en   hi led    v i! lr a   p.ijin^   on!  I' iv Inch iv a-   ( olmei Led  had  C.lblu  wi: li  e.t th  out tl  ���������sflidi'lg fllil ,U ,-c  D.,i,s  illti'l V,(N ���������>!  ,i   fcW ���������>( colli!-..  , i I'.-iehcii t ii<* I'll ii.n-jf point, ���������-  1'he creditors and [let'Pons intrusted  ii the f-tato of the<i!)ove iiciined Jiiines  i X. Fowlci, iiio requested -within (X)  > day-, of this; date to forward to me,  , !���������' l loiri-.ten-d IcttiM1, lull ijaiticulais of  j their claims, find after llio oxpiiat.ion  i of ~ni-h flij d.-.y.s. I -hull piou-ed with  ! I li--tii-tribntion of th" estate having  i r-'g.ird only to such claims a.s J hiiall  ; have notice of.  i) it"d at Donald, fith Angn.-t^ 1S05.    ',  .j. f! ARMSTHoXG, '  1  t)t1i'-ia! .tdmiiii-tr.-itut.  But    if   you    MUST    marry;   why z^=~-  GOTO  .the.. Post Office store and buy  complete stock of Gents  hand.     Shirts,    Shoes .and  your    outfit  Furnishing-*"*  there,  always  A  on  Suits   a   specialty.  oi.f end  '.iliie pi-bll oil -ll(.li-��������� Shf full.i'.v-  ���������>.i' lit- in ll.'ii* ���������������������������iiii-.e, paying  ii'( able, anil   ,ii.   tin    ������-,! i> j - ���������   tiin"  I   IC"     a,  h'-n  -I"1  hanlcil  .nil..    At  ���������I"-*  ^*J^?~"=  *.;*", ':f&  (In  pay  ,!  il  iinher cable ,���������- -h"  no time -.1..,i-' -hi ib''((i'ine< t'-d wiili  i.ind J'y M:ii- irie.i ns ev ei y movi'ioi'iil  of the r.i'1" vv,i-' s ��������� ������1 - i mul ,'li,io-l i'l-  Slallfaneoll-ly. Tlii- elll"l'plri-e iv.ts  ��������� lue In tin- push uf the ('oniiiicn 7il  t'.llle       coiiipiiliy       ,iii(I       lin1       Fo.lai  Tcli'giaph pcipi'-.  i.-1if������i'.\~.-^y,.iy   f  ' "~TABL"HJ "  S'-.'jwint; trie Dates an-*] Plies of Courts  O' A<;���������'/i-i, t*h'**;i Prius, O'/i1- and Ter-  ii-eru'r, and Gens ml Gaol Dohvery for  toi.- yj.ir 180*5.',  ���������>:..:������-<7{**&  ... '���������      >   ',.  u���������  I  !*".\.' r.  'noi: -d.iy  .Moinl.i v  .Mc,dav  , .Miniil.iv  .Fri.l. iv'  A w.iiiled  SI ighi'st   Honors -Woi-l<F>  F.iir  Robertson, having accepted an invitation to spend la.st .Sunday wiih  His Excellency the ('owrnor-C'ciicra!.  J)l*. Mohertson left, for lhe easl i'Vida-.  iiioi'iiinir.  ,\ '   - ��������� .1 '��������� 1 HI  jMi'.s-ion (*!i v  liv  Oil Mill ()���������>."  Th.  I o  !| i- :������������������  Ihy  ('���������  pro: o  ���������.     ci i  .. l ,y,  i .1 *j*. I *  /* lain t' is .liii'.iinl ol'  , :���������,. it (l,"i   li.    b.  ���������,.���������'��������� . '1  '��������� " ������."! ' li  /���������.',:- <: J^iJ.-ij"J !o Jh.1 ijro-.v cr.-..  be   '-r"( te.l    -i'  inada    I ,u\--i ���������:',  -i i\    or I1    I -   11.  1 ��������� i -. .   ; i i . i '  ...|r.  ij.;.  ���������o-ii  ('liiil'ni  i'leniield  i\ uui iop-  *v "I nun  1.*, I ton      ,  .New Wesriniu-lc;'  November,  Vancouver.   Moinlav  "^"k. foria Ti !"-,<!, iv.  .Vaiiaiino.   . .T.ie-ilay.  -r/.rc-i.  lintb S 'pieniher  ���������:0'b S"pte!iil.{'r  7i !i Octoher  I Ith (U t'-ii"r  lllh <)< tofi"i  Wednesday      Uth  11 Ih Ntiveinlier  11'lh November  "Jt;ih Xiiv vinhcr  Min-31-.i.l Ad, " Konn I'*."  -Certificate of Improvements.  notice.  A I'.HOTT MbVKII.M, CLAIM. Sit unto in  J\ thu Troiil, Like .Mining llivihion (if WcSt,  Kiiotuiuiv I^ii-tricl. W'liurij luriiluil: on Iluiluv  Circk. Take Xnl ice I lull 1, Hurry .Milmlt, ut  Viincdiivcr. II,''., trot: niinrr',. curtillciili] No,  fi',,1 II. InOaid, -i\-ly d.i.v.s Tnan Ilie dutu ln.-rcnf,  tu .ipply lo l lie'lui'l fiiiiiiiils^iiiiicr Ioi1 a oui1-  tiflcnlii of liiiiiiovciiicnlh, fur the iinrposu of  (iljt.miliifi ,i Ciovn Ki-inri of lhe uliovc uliiini.  A icl fin I her liiku nolirc. II nt ikIvl-i*s-- itliilms  must Im; sent to the ('old ('uiiiNiitiloiK-i1 nnd  ueli'.n ' 'ilrmirnreil hcfoiv llic issui,nci; of such  cuitill< nie ol Iiniiiovclliciils.  il.itcl I Iii- tditli dny of Muv, IMI'i,  1IMH '     II. A I'.HOTT.  T.  L  NOTARY   PUBLIC  1  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  a .'a\,  -,',! ii v  iiini"!1  MOST PERFECT   MADE  A pure Grape Crcim of Tartar Powder.   Free  from Ammonia, Alum or any other adultcrnnt.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD.  COPYRIGHTS  CAN J OUTAT:* A PATENT? Vrir a  pni-ip*. fini-.vi'r ai.ij nn honcit Ofuriion, wrIU' to  M i >;$ ,v CO,, who li.'ivn had nenrly fin/ yciini'  crricrlcncc In (ho piifenf. liBMlnPFi. Oimmnnlci-  llot.'B xirldly loTifidenriiil. A flrirullKiok nfln-  forjitttlim cod'criilnif I'd lent* nnd liow ft, ���������\,.  1 1C1 ilir'in Rci.t, fii'o. Alio it <iilr>|fii{uoof iiiedmn-  ic il and vIcnllilc l.'i'ikrt "cut trim.  I'.ilciiti riilccn throuirli Miinn ft Co, rT'ilvo  Bj>'"lnl nolico In tho Soirnf llio Anipi-iciin, n.|  IIiuh nri: hroiiKht wi'l'ily lifjropo tlm pnl/lli tvlli-  ont roil, lo tlio Invonlor. TJiH HulcriOld r������rij>fr,  I'ihp'I wopkly c|PK������ntl'/l]|iirtlnilO(l,liA(l,i'riirMi(i  lii'-'i'it rlrcnlntlnn nf nny -"'Innil'lo work In Um  W'.r .!.   *������'.^ ri yenp.   Hiun-*!'1  p'itiIci ncnl free,'  Knilillri" 'Cii 'Ioi, Tfirintlily, %''.Mn ji'nr. Hinnlf  f|i ' ",!.''���������; 1 (i.i������, ilifuiy ii'ikiu'T (iirilnlnn ln'im.  t' 1! rli on, i;i .'ouki, i.nd (il.ol'vrn;, is im -h,w  liot" .' . l.llh pciii", cd,'Vint'- i.iiIM'H i ii, ill,1 v iho  ll'.''"\'  '!'    iL'll I .'ll. I 1,'(   l.     "IT'   ClCtS.     j'.llil,,.!,  <MIIM.>I A, CO.. Ni:-./ Vi.iin, it HI   >���������    i' 1,,,  TIIK  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  *|0   A.N'll Vlt'lM  All Fa'-*t������rii Points.  TIii*'iiic*Ii l''irM CI.-iBMrilcciiiiijf Cruiimiil TonrlKt  Hlr-(;;iinif Cur-i In -"i. I'.inl. .Slunlrciiliiiiil Toronto  i  t-,flli'>iii ' huniii:  P.EVrll.STOKE TIME TABLE.  Atl.uillc l"<!'t'-M iirrlii s   '.i:l'i rlnlly.  1'ii-illc          Il':i'i   "  I'V.i- full lufoi million it* to rntct, tlinc, <'.U: ,  iiji;il\ to  I. T.   r,rc\ss|,"i-,  A ^cnt, licvclploln'.  i;i-:o. Mel,. l!l:'l'i''N".  lii-itri't i'r.-i-ciirfcr Akimi, Viiricoii'1 r. II ('.  Tinin.s Ine I'i',' lie*. ( Nlnl.e on S.iri������l.-i-������'-.  JVlf.mlnjK nri'l Tliiir-clii,. J in.ikc ( min.-i liom  i> III, the I'.ilnlliil Sldiinoi-* " M.milol'.i,'  " Allniluisi-ii" mid " AH'crln." ulilcli Icim- Koit  U'illi.u.i for '">u*('ii Sound c^oij Siimlny nri'l  'I'l'-w-diiv m 1] l( r V/nirlfor ini'l Smii'ii ovor\  Wc'Im.' it..;.  Mining and Real Estate Broker and General Commission Agent.  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