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 ^      ���������    -y- V\  .,. y : ���������*   *   ' /-      -.,,.  . T7-���������77   \ *    i'i    !FOR M.EN���������"��������� .      . '���������'  (.Vv.     i^'f**rKiue"i-tCasliinereJSt)e;ks-  _ 0 00  ~~~;- Extra heavy wool den.    , (Toll  iieht  ejuxlily  Shctlari'd  -.weol  OiieSCTVwair, per i,uZL���������. 4 25  Finerit'ttai. wool   "        i 00  ���������      Bracefj, i������eriutir,3Qcanfl4flei.   ae   The English TraSing Co.  C. E. SHAW,  Customs Broker,  REVELSTOKE.  IToL 2.--$fo. 25.  REVELSTOKE,- WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., SEPTEMBER 28, 1895.  $2.00 a Year.  '   ���������     ".'   ���������" ���������*  'j?  'Qoods botigbi rig-lit oat;  no com-  axXssion. charj-rwt. " '  2-air setecfi-cra; immediate xetuTHH. -  Shippinsf t������-Jfi- furnished free upon. ;���������_  ���������nsq-aest. r   , ���������    *l:  STierc i3 STO OTXTY on Purs or any  .a-th.er goods ttc handle. . (���������.  _    5r-CJ~'Write Sax Circular (riving- Ship- *���������%������  ^i^ing- aircctioiis and LATEST BXAI*.-     ''e>;  "*~";r.i":T pbiceb.  Kootenay Lodgts  No. 15 A.F. & A.M.  The regular meeting^  are held in the Mas^-  onicTctnple.Bourne'i-  Hall, on the third  Monday in each  month at 8 p. m.  Visiting brethren  coriliiillj- welcomed.  W. K CKAGK. Skcrktauy.  urn ros������s  .���������ir.CttV.i n������j'-,s.*. Sti.  * ,    i  Incorporate!!.   .  200-212 First Avenue North,  branches:  CHICAGO, ILL.       VICTORIA, B. C.  lt������ J.j.-W:*!! St. ������ lao-rle-f St ,  "WINNIPEG^MAN.  Kg rrlnct..- St.'  KEVKLSTOKE LODGE, X. O. O. 3\, No. 25.  .-fiikn* , lteKiilariiicetinifs are held  in Oddfellows' Hall every  Tliur.sclivy ntn'it at eight  o'clock. Visiting lirothors  cordially welcomed.  It..������-. WILSON'. N'.G.     , K. O. LEWIS, Skc. ' '  Loyal Orange Lodge Mo. 1858.  Ht'guliir nieetingx arc held in  tliu (Md Follows' Hall on the  second and fourth Wednesday's  of each month ut 7:30 p. in.  Vl-Jtinir brethren are cordially  invited. - =-=j=ass3=-ia  K. ADAIR.   J. T. WOODItOW,  W.M. Itec. Secy.  TOWNSITE DISPUTE IS SETTLED.  It Only Requires Legislative Sanction  to Make It Effective.  , Mr. Wm. Pearce, "Dominion ��������� Supt.  ,of Mines, -whose headquarters are at  Calgary, went east Thursday morning.  Discussing Revelstoke townsite matters  lie stated that all questions relating to  land and lobs between the Dominion  and Provincial governments have been  settled, on., the terms as recently  published, and. that .they will be  effective rw soon as the Provincial  Legislature meets nnd adopts some  necessary 'confirmatory legislation. Mr.  Pearce is interested in, irrigation in  Alberta find was on his way home  from the irrigation congress recently  held at Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The Confederation  *        -      *     ��������� ��������� , -       r   "  Life Association torokto.  A. McNEIL,  ,   =  BARBER SHOP AND BATH ROOM.  .   Front Street, Hevelstoke.  Capital aoiajAssets Qver  $e(,DDO,ooo.   :  ���������50  IBMTMS  Insurance at Risk Over  $26,000,000    ;  NO  . ������������������  EsVdbrc insuring,'you should see' the,  Model PooovCoNT-Uivcr  issued -by tlie above  Company'.  RESTRICTIONS  Haircut, '25c;  Bath, 50c.f"Six Shaving  Tickets for S1.00.   ,  GUY  BARBER,  '    WATCHMAKER AND JEWEIAER.  Repairing Neatly &, Promptly Executed.  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  Navigation of the Duncan.  r  ."Resident Engin ������er Gam Me has completed his survey of the Duncan river  ' undertaken witli a view of obtaining  data iis'to the desirability of making  that stream navigable for a distance of,  40 niiles above Kootenay lake. 'From  80 to 50 thousand dollars will make  the improvement and it will prove of  great benefit to Kaslo���������giving it nearly (55 miles of navigation to the northward. If the engineer should' report  favorably and the government decided  to make the improvements work would  commence next spring.' *' '   ,  ','  FitiH ���������particDterx oh application io Agents:: ���������        "  T.X. HAIO, ������ ,    J. D. BREEZE, ,  Ai-eta   for fft-e-veV^'he.     '     ? .(Jei'ierrd Agent for "I .C, "V.-unroiiver.  W.GOWA  WHOLESALE DEALE1 IN  "WINES*;  AND  ,    ���������   FURNITURE,      ,'  Doops, Sashes & Blinds.  R. HOWSO'N,  t, REVELSTOKE.  COFFINS  CAlfRTED' IN  STOCK:  BBVBLSTOK  EI  DB.O  StockholmHouse.  JOHN STONK, Prwmiktok.  The Dining Room is Fupnisfesd with the best the  .    Market affords.     ������.  AUI'KT KOIC SI.VCJKK SKVV1NO MACIIirfKS.  HALYCON SPRINGS HOTEL ���������  ? Appow - Lake.  1 i .  now upon at these Celebrated 'Hot  Springs feir Uicyjiceoiiiiiuxlatii.n of giiesU.'  Rates $1.50 to $2.50 a day. - Baths 25 cents  each, or five for $1,��������� Sjieiriul nitcs to faniilief  en* by the uiuiilli ciin be-nrraiiKcil. ,  ,, _   Dawson, Craddoelx tc Co. "'-  n '    ,r ���������-       -.,,   -*��������� ,  FOR SALE.       \  They Support Our Petition.  , , The local .board of trade's memorial  vre the Columbia river bridge came up  for consideration at the. last meeting  of the B.C.1*"Board of .Trade.,' It was  endorsed by them and the secretary of  that body was instructed to wire the  minister of,public works supporting  the prayer of the' petition: viz. to have  the new bridge so constructed as to%  offer'no impediment to the free navigation of the river.  A Walkout at the Blue,Bell.   ,  The Blue Bell mine, located on Kootenay lake 12 miles below   Kaslo,   has  closed down,' throwing 50 men   out  of  employment. '��������� The Kaslo Claim  gives  the following  version  of   the   affair:  It seems that there has for some   time  been more or less complaint among the  men about the boarding house.    Early  this week a petition risking for a change  in that department, and   headed   with  the names   of   Prof. J. J. Libby   and  Pat Murray, was forwarded to Manager , Hendryx..  ' On . receipt   of    the  petition Hendryx went  to   the   mine  and   immediately     discharged    Prof.  Libby, whereupon there was a general  walkout',   with. the   result   that   the  entire crew, with' the exception of half  a dozen married men who   have ' their  own   homes,   were    discharged.      A  portion of   the crew ', came   to   Kaslo  Wednesday night, and the others   are  said to have already scattered.    What  is the' plan of the company as   regards  the resumption   of, work   cannot,  be  learned at this time.,   Some   .say   the  mine will   remain   closed   bectLu.se' the  company's smelter   at  Pilot5 Bay, will  be taxed to its full capacity   in   treating outside  ores,   while others  claim  that a new force will   lie   put   on   at  once.    There are all sorts of rumors as  to the causes, leading up to the   walk-  ,out.    It  is  said    that   another   man  wanted control of the boarding   house  and'induced the men to send   in   the  petition.    It is also said' by   the-men  that the mine is   ^ery   dangerous   on  account of no timbering   having  been  done, but'this is denied. ���������  " ,    VAN HORNE'S LUCK.  n  He- and Shaughnessy' said  to  Be   in  on a- Big1 Deal in B.C.     ���������  j t ti  r '  A'Montreal despatch dated Sept, 20  says: There are several happy Mont-  renlers to-day, in gentlemen who  twelve months ago invested le-ss than  $25,000 in gold mirit-s irv British Coliiiu-  hia and who hav������ just had an olfer  ai'conipanii-d by biibbtantial guarantees  of colliitiT.-i. for one of their properties  of $500,000. Sir Wi������. Van IZorne and  T. G. .Shanghnessy.are .->t������t<*il on good  authoiity to lie members of the lucky  sviidieritc. '  ILLECILLEWAET HAPPENINGS.  Fl  Avery nice'heifer,   2i .years   old.  Apply to Dave Hall, at "Hall's   Laiid-  HH  MAT. BAHTH.  NAVIGATION.  1895  TIME   SCHEDULE  1895  THE OU> FAVORITE 8TEAMEH  j   z&/L^:e,io:iNr  j  ' ; ' (Cipt. liobt. SiiuclcjrKcju) ; '  '     * .WILL ltfX BKTVVKUN  REVELSTOKE   and   NAKUSP  THE BAB IS SUPPLIED WITH THE CHOICEST  '    ���������.    WINES,'LIQUORS AND CIGARS.     ������������������"  THE CENTRAL  HOT ~  AI.UAHAMSON* B1U)S., Phohrictohs.  Pirst-class Table  ���������  Telephone   ������������������  Good Beds   -���������  Fire-proof Safe  'Bus Meets all Trains.  BBVBLSTOKB,    . B.C.  Stopping   at    Lakdeau,     Thomson's  Lam>inc and Halcyon Hot '  Sphincis during the  Season of 1895.     -  Leaving Kovolstoko Weelncselays anil S.itur  days nt 7 a.m.   .        -  ,  Leaving Nakusp MonelujKnnel Tliui-selay.-,ut  7. inn.  The iibovc elate-* arc Kulijee-t to cliaiiyo without notice.. *  KOHKKT SAXDKKSON.  Coliiniuia & Kootenay _  Steam Navigation Co.M  Agricultural Statistics Wanted. ���������  The Pi-ovineial Government wishing  to include, in its coining annual report,  the agricultural statistics ^of "West  Kootenay,'' has. forwarded _ to Government Agent Giviham a" package of  forms for distribution- among the  farmers,' ranchers,- fruitgrowers and  gardeners of the district. Tt contains  printed questions with blank spaces  for the answers, relating to all kinds  of grain, fruits, grasses, vegetables, etc.,  with requests ��������� for a reply, also an  envelope for the returns which will go  free in the mail. This recognition, by  the government, ,of West Kootenay as  an agricultural district, delayed until  this year, should be met by all those  who receive the documents with a  prompt and truthful statement of their  experience and observation, due not  only to the district as a favored section  of the province, but to Prof. Anderson, the intelligent and impartial  superintendent of the department of  Provincial Agriculture. *  THE   QUEEN'S   HOTEL  -   AIJKAIlAiM.SON  I'ROS., Puopriktoks.  Everything new and First-class in all Respects.  The House is stocked with the Finest Wines and Cigars in the Market  TEOTJT  UL-A^KIIE!   CITT,   IB.O.  W. A. JOWETT,  MINING AND K2AL ESTATE BROKER,  NELSON, B. C.  "Capdeau & Slocan Prospects Wanted.  ASSAYS and  MILL TESTS  THE   REVELSTOKE   PHARMACY.  OIGAES   S-implt's   tested, from    I Ib. to 1 ton in weight   W. PEMEW HLRVEY, P.C.S.  '������!aiicoiT.ver, B.C.  (!)  H  0  THE INFANT"  3 for 25c.  m & B Et~  x  3J.  0  H  AH     A.ssayr.    made-      ini     Duplin  ..Certificates .fonwaidod   'by  .return.  rto.  OIGAES  THE   REVELSTOKE   PHARMACY.  PASSENGERS FOR  Hall's Landing*.  Hot Springs.  Nakusp, Three Forks  Nelson.       ��������� and,Slocan Points,  Kootenay Lake Points,  Trail Creek,  Rossland.  Northport and Spokane  ''      ���������SHOULD TAKK TUB���������  STEAMER LYTTON  Leaving Rkvelstokk on Mon'way and  t    Thuksdav Evenings at 7 p.m.  Kor local time card of the Com|Huiy'n Htonm-  cr������ on Kootenay Lakej apply to tlie pursor on  boareL  For full information an to tickets, ratcn. etc.,  apply to T. Allan,   Secretary, NoIkoii.  B C.  i   OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.  ROYAL MAIL LINES.  CHEAPEST routtTto tho OLO COUNTRY.  Pro)io.seel Sailings from Montreal.  ALLAN LINK.  jVakihiaK Aug. 31  - Mongolian' Sept.   7  LINE.  Sept.  DOMINION  V.vNrorvi-K,..  M.VKIl'O-lA Sept. 21  HKAVKIt LINK.  L.VKi; WlNNIl'lZO Sept.    I     -  Laick Ontario Sept. 11  Cabin $������."). $S0. Sfid. ?.(), tWI and iipvvurelrt.  Iiitcrinediaie $30: Steerage ?20.  PasMinyei-i HoUe-teel l!inim.'h to Jill  pjirt.������ of  Groat Hnt-niii nnei Irclund, aird at spcuiiilly lovr  r.it<;.-- lo all juirlH of the Keiropcan continent!..  Apply tone^Are^t Htcaijjhhiporra.il way ax*1 nt,to  I. T. BREWSTER. Agent, Kovolutoko,  or txi lloin-.rtT Ki:kk, Gen.  I'n&Henger Agent  Winnipeg.  Some Slocan Dividends.  It will be a surprise to many to  learn tli-at the Slocan Star mine lias  paid a dividend, says the Nelson Miner,  not because' the mine is not rich  enough to pay several, hut because it  is scarcely possible to conceive that so  notable a fact can for'~ so long have  escaped public notice. As a matter of  fact the mine paid a 10 per cent,  dividend, amounting .to $50,000, on  August 1st' The mine is in an advanced'stage of development, the ledge  .being tupped at four different levels.  All this work has been paid for as well  as the original cost of the property. A  considerable sinking fund has nisei  been established and the present  dividend is the legitimate profit after  a long period of preparation and careful finance. The company has commenced breaking ground . for the  erection of a 100-ton concentrator  and the contract for putting in a Hume  and a tramway 1800 feet -in length  from the mine to the concentrator, has  been'let to the Porter Bros.  The August dividends of the Alamo  and CuniVierland mines, controlled by  A. E. Humphreys, amounted to ������35,-  000.  Illecillewaet, Sept.. 27.���������Government Agent Grahum, in his capacity  of Assessor and Collector, came up  from Revelstoke Wednesday and made'  ,a trip to the Lanark and ' Maple1-Leaf  mines. He found nearly 15 inches of  snow at the summit.  The Maple Leaf people- are moving  their buildings down to a more convenient place on their property<(  Messrs. Jose and Novvell. Arrived  Yesterday and went out to-day to the  Dunvegan to give it an investigation  in behalf of the Seattle syndicate, who  are-offering to make a deal with the  owners. The mine i.s showing  .two assessments having been  ii this summer. "If the property is'not  sold, Bain and Boyd will work it  themselves next season.  The pack train, with Billy Cleveland  in charge, is now packing in supplies  for the winter operations on the Maple  Leaf.  There i.s quite an 'excitement on  account of the numerous bears in the  neighborhood. Last Saturday Mr.  Grant shot three within half-a-mile of  town, and several others have been  seen. It is reported that a large silver-  tip has been* shot near the Glacier  House,' and that several herds of  cariboo have been seen on the North  Fork of the Illecillewaet.  The Big Bend .Reserve. -  K. H. Lee, surveyor, .arid   party, returned   yesterday   from   Canoe   river.  At the  instigation*  of  the Provincial  Government  Mr.   Lee   has ,been con-  ducting'an   exploratory, survey   along  the  Canoe   river-, northward   from its '  junction   with   the  Columbia,   with a  view" of   obtaining   data   .-is   to   the  adaptability   of    that     part   of   the'  country for  agricultural   and''timber  purposes.    He has l>een   out since the  first week inAugust. Canoeriver is 100  miles  above  Revelstoke,   and   it was  followed up for about SOjniles from its ���������  mouth.    The   valley   is dry  riieadow,  from one to four  miles  wide  and free  of danger from  high   water.    The soil   ���������  is rich  and well .adapted  for agricul-  '  ture.  , The snowfiij/is much   less than  is the case further south and the land*  can   be  cleared ,at' small   cost.     Mr.  Lee will prepare a report of his expe- '*  dition for the government. *  ���������:6. welli  done on  A Strike on the Thompson.  Two prominent Kootenay mining  men, S. J. Humphrey and W. Mc-  Intyre, came in last Friday and since  have spent tlie time prospecting across  the Thompson river between the ferry  and Traiuiuille. People passing were  not so considerate of their feelings' as  to restrain themselves from jeering at  the fools, as they thought them',  hammering away at such barren looking rock. These men knew what they  were doing; however, and on Wednesday they located * three claims. They  went back again to investigate their  properties further and have been blasting away to see what underlies the  capping. The surf-ice rock is ,-in iron  sulphide much resembling Trail Creek  ore and assays are said to have been  obtained a.s high as .$,.00 in gcild. The  vein is about eight feet wide and can  be distinctly traced on the claims recorded.���������Kamloops Sentinel.  '.   THOMSON'S LANDING ITEMS.      ���������  McPheison & Bettles; who are working on  the Snovvshoe,  have sunk 25 -  feet'on the lead   and " drifted 60   feV't.  They   are' confident  they have   the  makings of a good mine. ���������        ?  F. and W, Johnson and C. B. Perry  have stopped work'on the Badsbotand  gone.soutb for tho winter. They have  a couple of carloads of ore on the dump, ,  but could not ship this year owing to  tlie Gainer creek trail being unfinished.   ,  J. D. McDonald, who discovered the  Glengarry Group two years ago,   luis  spent thrt summer- prospecting^ in  the ,-  Lurdeauand  (Jjiriboo creek districts.   '  His last find this summer is- the Rachel,   .  a* high'   grade  gold   proposition   on  Cnrihoo creek. '   '  Mr. F. D.'Nowell* the owner of the  Great Northern, has been up,to see the ,  mine and expressed himself as well  satisfied with the showing. Development >work on the property is being*  rush<*d and a rawhide tiail is beinjr  constructed to connect it with tho  Trout Lake waggon road. They will  ship ore this winter.  The ranchers around the head' of  Arrow Lake have been ' favored with  immense crops of-potatoes and vegetables, and they expect to find a' good  market in the mining camps of the  Lardeau and" Trout Lake ' districts.  They nre talkingof formiugaprotectivo  society to prevent outsiders shipping  in garden truck this winter.  tt  There'll be lively time's at Thomson's  and Trout Lake just as   soon   jis   tho  rawhiding   of   ore    commences,    and  business promises to be good through- '  out the winter.  A Winnipeger's Big Mining Deal.  A big mining deal is reported from  Winnipeg. It is said that. John Inkster,  of that city, has just completed n  contract for the sale of a gold mine at  Rat Portage, in which he. has some  considerable interest. According to  inform it tion received by tin- A'or' Wentcr,  Mr. Inltster purchased the mine for  $100,000, on the undcrsUiruling that  the deeds were to be, placed in the  bunk, where be and his partners in the  scheme deposited their paper for the  auiount. This done, Mr. Tnkster set  sail for England, from whom a cjiblc-  gram ciune on the 18th inst. to his  partner saying that the deal was com-  pleted and that the sum of $50(������.(K)0  would be paid, so soon as the English  engineer, who is said to be now on hi.*,  way here, should certify that Mr. Ink-  ster's assertions are verified. This will  leave ������200,000 to each of the two concerned, after paying the purchase sum  to the lirst owners.  To Divide the Diocese.  A Vancouver despatch dated Sept.  23 says: The Anglican synod of the  diocese of New Westminster will meet  in that city on November 7th. It is  understood that meanwhile important  changes are contemplated in diocesan  management, the additional endowment being divided and a second archdeacon appointed for the mining and  otlic-' important details of the upper  country. The ends in view to be accomplished, it is expected, within a  comparatively brief period of the future,  arc the appointment of an assistant  bishop���������also acting jis archdeacon ���������  for a larger and unwieldy diocese, anci  a complete division of the same , inter  two independent .sees.  Kamloops Fair Next Week.  The annual exhibition of the Kamloops Agricultural Society, will be  held nt Kamloops Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. The  H.-.1, of attractions for this year surpasses anything offered heretofore,  and all who attend are assured of a  pleasant outing. Special railway rates  have been arranged by tho management.  ��������� "    With the Sports.  Dr. E. II. S. McLean, Honorary  Presrdent of the Kootenay Hovers  Football Club, has presented a football  to be competed for try local teams. The  game is expected lo be played on Saturday, October 12t1i.  Another challenger for the America's  cup has been heard from. Charles  Day Rose, of London, England, has.  cabled ri challenge for the coveted  trophy. His boat, which is to be called  Distant Shore, will be cutter rig, and  8!) feet long at the load water line.  Negotiations are going on with the  Grand Trunk with a view of having a  st reteh of plank boarding laid alongside their tracks westof Toronto, for the  purpose of having Hurley Davidson,  the bicyclist, paced by an engine for a.  straight away mile and other records.  The much-talked-of contest between  the representative English and American, athletes came off nt the Manhattan  grounds,New York, on Saturday last,  'and resulted in a most complete victory  for the Americans, the visitors f.-uling  to capture flr-t place in any one of the  eleven eVerrts. There were fifteen  thousand spectators to see the international contest unci" the day was a  notable one for record-break ing and  hair-raising finishes. Sweeney is still  the big jumper of the world, he bent  his own record made a few weeks ago,  and made a new mark of 0 ft. 53 in.  WefFers made a new world's record in  the 220 yard run, his time being 21 3-5  seconds. Kilpatriek besat tho world's  time by running SS0 yards in I minute  53 2-5 seconds. Chase iriiidi- a new  record in the 120 yurd hui die r-icc (10  hurdles) in lo 2-5 seconds.  <*> THE   KOOTENAY   MAIL.
" He is a man, ot iron, Aeimiral���a man
without a heart. ,1 should shoes; you if I
were to tell you what. I have endured
from my brother. My father's wealth was
divided equally between , us. ilia own
share he ran through in five years, and he
. h-�� tried since theu by every nick of a
cuuning.iow-minded man,by base cajolery,
by lejal quibbles, by brutal intimidation
to juiigie me out of my share as well. There
is novillainy of which the man is notcap-
able. On, I know my brother Jeremiah. I
know him, and I am prepared for him !"
" This'is all now to me, ma'am. Ton
my viorel, I hardly know what to sayc to it.
I thank you for having spoken so plainly.
From what you say, this is a poor sort of
qouBort for a man to sail with. Perhaps
.Harold would elo well to out himself adrift."
" Without losing a day."
" Well vve shall talk ir. over. Von may
bo sure of that. But here wa are .it"/ the
Bratiorr, ao I will just see you to your
carriage (end then trome to see what my
wrfe diva to the matter." c
' As he trudged homeward, thoughtful
and perplexed, he was surprised to hear a
shout from behind him, and to bee Harold
running down the road after him.
" Why, dad," he cried, "I have just
como from town, and the first thing I Haw
was your back as you inarched away. , i'ut
you are such a quick walker that 1 had to
r un to catch you,"
Tire Admiral's smilo of pleasure had
broken his stern' face into a thousand
wrinkies. " You aie early to-day," said
," Yes, I wanted to consult you."  .
''    "Nothing wrong?"
"Oh, no ; only an inconvenience." .      .
'What is it, then?"
Some   eight hundreel,   I
It was
'"How much  havetvve  in  our  prrvate
,     "Pretty fair,
,    "Oh, half that  will be ample
rather thoughtless of Pearson,"
V," Wnat, men?'1 ,
.."Well, you (see, dad,   when   he   went
away upon this  little holiday to Havre he
,  left me to pay   accounts   and so   on.   .He
told me that there was'enough at the bank
.  for .ill claims.    I had occasion on,Tuesday'
to   pay away two checks, one for ��80 and
..the   oilier   for  ��120,   arid   herG' they are
returned with a bank's notice that we have
, already overdrawn   to the extent of some
i hundreds."
The Admiral looked grave. ���" What's
the meaning of that, then ?" he naked.
"Oh it can easily be set right.    You tee,
Pearson invests   all the, spare capital anel
keeps as small a margin   as possible at tho
bank.    Still it was too bid for hrnr to ailow
me oven ;o run a riBk   of   having   a check
returned.      I  have written   to   him' and
demanded   his authority ' to   sell out some
stoe-k, and I have written   an explanation
L'v to these poople.  In the meantime,however,
I have had to issue several checks,so I had
��� better trxnsfer part of our prrvate account
to meet them."
/'Quite so, my boy.      All   that's mine is
' yoiirs.    But whom elo you think this'Pear-
son is?      He is .\Jre.   Westmacott's broth-
er." Y      '    .
"Really! ..What a singular thing! Well,,
I can see a likerioss'now that you mention
it. Tney have both the same hard type of
faoe;'" .   ��� .  ,'.
"She has been warning me against him
���says he is the rankest pirate'*iu Loudon.
I hope that it is all right, boy, arid that
we. may not find ourselves in broken
water."       '
Harold had turned a little pale as he
heard Mrs. Westmacott's opinion of his
senior partner. It gaveshape and substance
to certain vague fears aiKlbus.pic.ons of his
own winch hail been pushed back as often
as they obtruded themselves cs being too
monstrous and fantastic for belief.
" Ho is a well-known  man m the
dud,"' sard he.
���' Of course he is���of course he is.
*is what I told ner. They would
found him out. there if anything haei been
amiss wiih him.a Bless you, trrere's nothinr
so bitter as a family quarrel. Sull, it ib
just as well that you hive written about
this artair, for we may as well have all fair
and above board."
But Harold's letter to his   partner-was
orosscd by a   letter   from his   partner   to
Harold.    It lay awaiting   him   upon   the
breakfast table  next inorninc, and it sent
-   the heart into   his   mouth   as tie   read   it,
and caused him to spring up from his chair
with a white face and stanug eyes.
" My hoy ! My boy !"
" I am  ruined,   mother���ruined I1'    He
stood gazing wildly in front of  him, while
, the sheet of paper  fluttered  down on trie 1 that the
carpet.' Theu he  dropped back   into the
chair,and sunk,his face into his hands. His
mother had her arms around   him   in   an
instant, while the  Admiral, with  ahakias
fingers, picked up the letter rrom the floor
and adjusted his glasses to read it.
" My Dear Denver," it ran. "By th*
time that this reaches you I shall be out of
the reach of yourself ur of any one else1
who may desire an interview. You need
'not search for me, for I a-.-ure you trial
this letter is posted by a friend, and that
you will have your .trouble in vain if yon
try to find me. I am sorry to leave you In
euch a tight place, hut one or the other'of
us mustrbe squeezed and on the whole} I
prefer that rt should lie you
nothing in the bunk and nbont 'Jl.'l.OO'")
unaccounted for. I'm not sure lb.15 the
best thing you can do is not tu realj/e what
you e-an anci   imitate your tremor partnar'i
"We were too happy," she sighed.       ,,
"But it is God's will, mothor."
'.'Yes, John, it is God's vvill."
"And   yet it is   bitter to bear.,  I could
have lost all���the house,   money, rank���1
could have borne it.      But at my age���my
honor���the honor of an Admiral of the fleet!"
'OTo honor can be lost, John, where no
dishonor has been done.    What have you
done ? What has Harold clone ? .There- is no
questron of honor." < .
The old man shook his head, but Harold
had already called together hrs clear practical sense, which for an instant, in the
presence of this frightful blow,had deserted.
"The mater in'right,' dad," said he. "It
iB bad enough, heaven knows, bur we must
not take too dark a view of it. After all,
this insolent letter is in itself evidence that
1 had nothing to do with the schemes or" the
base, villain'who wrote it."
"They may think it prearranged."
"They could not,' My whole life cries
out against the thought,    They coulel no;
look me ui tlie face and entertain it.-" ,
"No, boy, not if they have eyes in their
heads," crieel the Admiral, plucking up
courage at the sight of the flashing eyes and
brave, defiant face. "Wc have the letter
and we have your character. We'll weather
it yet between them, -it's my fault from
thebeginr.irrg for choosingsucho. land-shark
for your consort. God help me, I thought
I was finding such an opening for you !"
"Dear dad'! How could you possibly
know ? As ho says in his letter, it has
given me a lesson. But'he was so. much
older and so much more experienced that
it was hard forme to ask to examine his
hooks. But we must waste no timo-I must
go to the city."
"What will you,do?"
"What an honest man should Ao. I will
writotoall ourclrcntsaudcreditors.asaemble
them, lay the whole matter before them,
read chem the, letter,'and put myself absolutely in_ their hands."
"ThatVit,-- ooy���yard-arm to yard-arm
and have it over."     ' ..      (]       ,-���^
"But I must go at once." Ho put on his
topcoat,and his hat. "But I have ten
minutes yet before I can catch a train.
There is one .little thing which I must do
before I start,"
He had caught 'sight through the long
glass folding door of tho gleam of a while
blouse and a straw hat irr the tennis ground.
Clara used often to' meet him there of a
morning to say a few words before he hurried away into the city. He walked out
now with the quick firm step of a man who
has taken a momentous resolution, but his
face was haggard and his lips pMc
"Clara," said he, as she came toward
him with words of greeting, "1 am sorry
to bring ill news to you, but tilings have
gone wrong in the city, and���and i think
that I ought to'release you from your, engagement."    .
Clara ntared at him with her great
questioniiig'dark eyes, and her face became
as pale as his.        ff       <���
"How  can the  city a<Tect you and me
Harold?"    ,  '
"It  is dishonor.    I cannot ask   you to
share it."
"Drshorror I Tho loss of some miserable
gohl and silver coins !"
"Oh, Clara,'if ir. were only that ! 6We
could be far happier together in a little,
cottage 'in llie country than with all the
riches of the city. Poverty could'not cue
mo to - tho Heart as I have bc-cn cut this
morning. Why, it ia but .twenty vminutes
since I hail the letter, Clara, and it seems
to me to bo some1 old, olel thing which
happened far away in my past life, some
horriel black cloud which shut out all the
freshness and thepeacetrom it.,"
"But what is it, then? What do you fear
worse than poverty." o'
"To have debts that I cannot meet. To
be hammered upon 'Cuarrge and declared a
biiikrupt. - Tn know tnat others have a
just claim upon me, and to fsel that I dare
uot meet their oyes. Is not that worse
than poverty?"
"Yes,    Harold,   a   thousandfold   worse.
! But  all this maj   be got  over.    Is   there
j nothing more ?"
f ,"My pirtner has fled and left me re-
sponsiole for heavy deot-t, and in such a
positron that I may be required by the
law fo produce some at least, of this misjing
money. _Ic_ has been confided to him to
invest~aTfd rte'Tiao enibez/.'ed ft. -I, as h;s
pirtner, am li-vble for rr.    I have   brought
"And they���what will they do,?"
"What cm they do? They will serve
writ3 for their money and the firm will be
declared bankrupt."
' "And the meeting will be to-morrow,you
say?    Wilbyou take my advice ?"
"What is it,   Clara ?"
"To ask them for a few days of' delay.
Who knows what new turn matters may
take?" ��    '
"What turn can they take? I have no
means of raising the money."*       <
"Let us have a few days."
"Oh, we should have that in the ordinary course of business., The legal formalities would take them some little time.
But I must go, Clara; I must not seem to
shirk.  My place now must be at my offices.
"Yes dear, you are risrht. Goel bless
,you aud guard you ! I shall be here in
The Wilderness,but all day I shall be by your
oflice table at Throgmorton street, iu Epirit
and if ever' yon should be sad yon will
hear my li(ttle whrsperin your ear, and
know that there is one client whom you
will never be able to get rid of���never as
long as we both live, dear."
"Now, papa," said Clara that morning,
wrinkling her brows and putting her
fincer-tipa together with the'air of un
experierrced person of business. "I want to
'haveatalk with you about money matters,"
"Yes, my dear." Ho laid down his
paper and looked a1 question.
."Kindly tell me again, papa, how much
money I' have iu very own. right. You
,have often told me before, but I always
forget, figures."
"iTou have ��-J50 a year of your own,
under your'aunt's will."
"And  Ida?" , '   *
'���Ida has ��150."
"Now,,I think'I can live very well on
��30 a je.ir, papa. I am not very extravagant, and I could make my own1 dresses if
I had .a sewing machine." -
"Very likely; dear." "
"Iii that case I have two hundred a year,
which I could do without." >
'/If it wore necessary." ' '
���^"Bul it 'is necessary. Oh, do help me
like a good, dear, kind papa, in this
matter, for my whole heart is set upon it.
Harold is iu sore need of money, and
through no fault uf his own." With a
woman's lact and eloquence she told .the
whole story, "Put yourself in my place,
papa. Wh-u' is the < money to me ?' I
never think of it from year's end to year's
end. ' But now I knovvhow precious it is.
I could not have thought that money could
be so valuable. See what I can do with it.
It may help to save him, I must havo it
,by to-morrow. Oh, elo, do advise me as
to what I srrould do, and, how I 'should ''get
the money."'       Q
The doctor smiled , at her eagornoss.
"You are as nuxioua to get rid o: money,'
as others are to gain it," said . lie., "In
another case I might think it rash, but I
believe in your'Harold,'and 1 can see that
he haa had villainous tre.urr.ent.. You will
let me deal.with'the matter." '
"You, papa?''
"It can be done best between men.
Your capital, Clara, is some'��5,000, but it
is out on a mortgage-, and you could not
call it in."
"Oh, dear; oh, dear !'"' '
"But we 'can still manage. ' I have as
much at my bank. 'I will advance to the
Denvers,as coming from you, aud you can
repay it to rn'e, or the mterest of it, when
your money becomes due."
. - "Oh, that is beautiful! - .How Bweet and
kind of you-!" - ' , '<,
."But there is ,one obstacle ; I do not
think thai, you would ever induce Harold
to take this money."
Clara's face fell. "Don't you think so,
really ?"
"I am sure that he would no;,"
"Then what are we to do ?  What horrid
find some owner who would give me a
chance as second or third officer. It,will
be strange to me to feel the rails of the
bridge under my fingers ODce more,"
"Tut, tut! this will never do���this wrll
never do, Admiral:" The doctor sat down
by Mrs. Hay Denver and patted, her hand
in token of friendly sympathy. "We must
wait until your sou haa had it out with all
these people, and theu weshall'know what
damage is done, and how beBt to set itright.
it wili bo time enough lo begin to muster
our resources to meet it."
"Our resources !" The Admiral laughed.
"There's the pension.    I'm afraid, Walkf.r
that our resources won't need much muster-
ing-*' . ,     '
"Oh,  come,   there are some which you
may  not have thought of.    For example,
Admiral, I had always intended that my
girl should   havo  live   thousand  from me
when she married.    Of course, your boy's
trouble is her trouble, and the money can-
uot be'spent better than in helping to set it
right,    "She has u little of her own which
sho wishes to contribute, but I thought it
best to work it this way.    Will you tako
the'check Mrs. Denver,and 1 think it would
b? best if you s iid nothing to H.trold about
it, and just used it as the occasion served."
" Goei bless you, Walker, you are a true
friend.    I won't forget this, Walker." Tire
Adiliiral sat down   on  his  sca-cneBt and
mopped his brow with his red handkerchief.
"\Vhnt is it to mo whether you have it
now or then ! It may be  more useful now.
Trrere's   only   ono stipulation.    If  things
should come to the worst,and if the,buBinesa
should prove so bad that nothing can set it
right, then hold back thia check, for there
13 no use pouring water into a broken basrn,
and  if  the  lad  should  frill,   he will want
something to'pick himself' up again with."
"He'shall not tall,     Walker,.nod you
3hall not have occasion to be ashamed of the
family into which your daughter is about to
marry.    I have my own plan.  But we shall
hold   your money, my friend, aud it will
strengthen us to reel that ir. is there,"
"Well, that is all right," said Dr. Walker,
rising. "And if a little more should be
needed, we must not let him go wrong for
the warrt of a thousand or two. , And now,
Admiral, I'm off for my morning walk.
Won't you come,   too?" ';
"No ; I'm going into town." - ,
"Well, good-by. I-hope to have better
news, and that all will come right.
Good-by, Mrs. Denver. I feel as if the boy
were my own, and I,shall cot be easy until
all is right with him."
,    (TO  BE CO-ST1-SUED),
When Baby Sings.
When baby -.nigs I seem to hear
The urn-vie of the angels near ;
Th-3 melodies ~be inuot have heard
Before she caiiits, our little bird.
Her words aro singing "uye-o-bye."
Hut full of siv-eet,ie*s from on high,
And truth an ; purity e-acn note
Attune vvrtli beauty in her throat.
The brooklet's voice, the s-ong of birds
Are sweetest sounds rlioimh. lacking words,
And baby'-,' *ont,, tnou,'h but viu air,
Is music rrue, drvino iind r.iro.
When the baby sing--, so soft tinei low,
I'm in iho Jand inhere flower.*, fjroiv;
Where violet-, sliy pccptnrougli the grass,
i And bree/es. kiss them ns they pass.
The robin and tho bobolink,
Tho meadows sweet anel river's brink,
Thoi*u*.tlinj- leaves niiel cooling nprnigH,
AH come iu view when baby --liigs.
Her dolly in her arms sho holds,.
And closely ro her heart enfolds     '
Her trusting face is lil.c a rose,
When baby bingo it to repo-c.
Oh. baby dear, I'm truly blast.
To sec tuy faro by heaven cixcs-'d,
My bciu-i is joy and Goel is love,
vv hen baby siiift!, like saints above.     '
things money matters aie to arrange
i bnall tee hia fa'.hei.    We can manage
it all between us."
"Uh, do��� do, papa ! And you will do it
soon ?" '
���'Tnere rs no time Irk'e the present. I
wiil go ni'at once." He scribbled a check,
put rt in an envelope, put on his broad
ttraw hat, and strolled in through the gar-
den to pay hii morning.ciil.    c
It was  a singular ai-jiit which   met his
eyes .is he eutereel the suting-room of rhe
Admiral.    A gre-it sea cnest stood open in
the centre, and all round  upon tlie carpet
were little piles of jsrseys, oil skins, booits,
, _     , sextant boxes, lnalriiiiien'ts ami sea boots.
miicry on ail wtiom I love���my father, my I pne   0ia  settmau sit  trravely  amidst this
mcther.    Hat  you   at least shall not   be j lumber, turning it ove"r and examining it
dura, | intently,   while  his wife,   with   the  teirs
running silently   down her ruddy  cheeks,
J 3at  apoa ' the  sofa, her elbows  upon   her
] knees and her chin upon her hands, rocking
herseif slowlv backward and forward.
under the shadow,     iou are  free,
There is no tie between us."
"It take3 two Lo make snch a tie, Harold," said *he, ?miling and putting her
hand inside hi-- arm. "It takes two to
mike it, dear, and also two to break it. Is
ny they'do businesii.ia the city,
sir���that a man can aiway3 at hia own
sweet will tear up hia eneaeeinent?"
"You ho.ei me to it, Clara ':"
"No creditor fo remorseless a*. I,Harold.
Never, never snail you get from tnat
"But I am ruined. My whole life is
"And so you wish to ruin me and blast
my life al-n. No, indeed, air, you shall not
i��et away so ligntiy. But seriously, now,
H,irold, you vvnuld hurt m<* if it, w;.-e' not
-oabeurei. Do you think thit a wo nan's
love is irkf. thin guiinha.de which I cirry in
my hand, a thing only fitu-el for the sunshine, and oi no hhc wi.cn the winds blow
You'll rinel j anil the4 clouds gather ?"
"'  "J wouid not drag you down, ClarR."
"Should J not be eiraggeel eluwn indeed
if licit your rude: rit ^ucfi i lime? It'n
only now that I can be of tine'to you,  help
example. If you act at once you m.iy get j you, airstim you. You haver alwayri i.e<>n ,
clears away. If not, it-r not only that you | ao strong, no iw.ove ,jne, Yon are: strong l
must put up yorir dinitteri', but I *m afrud I Htrll ; but the?n, two will bo stronger.!
that thia mi-smg money could h.irtlly Iju | Rp��ide��, sir, you have no lelfii what a,
included as an online-, nt-M, but of course i woman of business I am. Papa says'so, '
you are  l.-^ally responsible   Irr it just as { anil he knows." ;
Harold rrred to speak, but his heart was "
roo full.    He could   only press the whrte,
much .ii I ,irn.
get to America,
nan    always do
you ein '
Taken friend'n lelvice ami
A young in in with brains
qomelbing out ."here, anil
ive elnwn   this  htlln   mischance
It will be a aheap lcson rf r*. Leach��'s you
to tike nothing upon tru,,'t in busrne?*, and
to assist upon knowing e'eicily wnrit your
partner is doing, however senior he miy
be to you.
" Vourd faithfully,
"('real heavens !" groaned the Admiral,
"he na-i abscorielcd '."
"And   left me both   n.   bankrupt and a
"No,   no, Hirolel,"  nobbed hia mcther.
,  "All will be right.      W-hat   matter about
rnon.-y !"
"Money, mother !    It is my honor I"
"7'ho boy is right.     It is bis honor, and
my honor,   for his is mine.     Thrs is a sore
trouble, mother, wnen wethought our life's
troubles were all   behind us ; but   we^rill
bear* it as wo have borne oth'irs."    Jf'j held
orrt his sjrringy hand, arid   the two olel folk
sat ve.th bowed   gray' heads, their fingers
intertwined,strong in each other's love and
sympathy. I
"Halloo, doctor," said the Admiral,
hoiding out his hand, "there's foul vveath-
er set in upon us, as you may havo heard,
! but I~nave ridden out many a worse squall,
'and, pleasel God, we shall all three of us
weather this one also, though two of us are
a little more cranky than we were."
"My dear friends, I came in to tell you
how eieep'y vve pympathize with you nil.
My girl has only just? told me about it."
"ft ria* come so suddenly upon us, doctor," sibbed Mrs. Hay Denver." "I thought
that I had .John ro myself for the rest of
our iii-e-B��� Heaven knows that we have not
seen very much of each ..trier���but now he
talks of --oriK; to nea agnln."
I "Ay, ay, W.iWr thivt'-j the only way
1 eiut of it. Wntn I first heard of ir I wan
i tnrejwn up in trie- wind with all abide. I
'giv-fi jou rny word that / ',odl my ijr-jiru.gs
inor��' completely tnan ever sine? I srrappi'il
ji Jiiielel.y'a dirk to my bell. Ye.u h��c,
' frieriel, 1 know -.'untuning of "nipwrucic e.r
' l.ifli- '<r wrVitever may comi upon trie
w.fe'rs, b-it thi> -'loilx in n.ejicycif Le^n-lon
on which jny poor boy nns sf rn K ire r lenn
beyond mc. I'eirve.n end berf n rny pilot t'j.'r��,
and now j know him :o be h rogue. IJut
I've ' ilecjii my oeiruitjs now, ind I ace n.y
cour*" ri^iit b- fore me."
"W hat *.r.. n. Admiral ';"
"nh. I ni-.o or.e or two little pluns.    I'll
It -llif-lit. Have Been  (lie   Mot   Horrible
of Paic*.  loci. '
��� We were sitting iou the veranda of our
[bungalow* one evening in far-o T Burinah.
R. A. and I, enjoying our aftoi'-drnner
cheroot.' The waters of tho bay lapped
lazily at the sands' at our very feet, for
our house was " builded on the^'sands" of
the shore,' All the world seemed at peace,
only the plunk ! plunk !,of tho monotonous
night bird in the jungle, and the occasional
weird note of the jackal, signaling in the
distance to his comrades, was heard. , The
moon had come up from behind a rocky
island just over in fie bay, and spread a
flood of golden-yellow light over the silver-
topped' breakers, rolling in, over a neighboring coral reef It was so calm" and,
beautiful tiiat it seemed that all that was
wicked and bad had gone e>ut of the world,
and yet death lurked just at.my friend's
elbow," a3 he -pulled unconsciously at his
cheroot. ' ,,    w
\*t"e had been discussing iu a leisurely
manner something that had "happened at
homej Tooprove some point my friend'
arose, t and, stretching < himself lazily, i
sauiitered^into his bedroom to get a paper
bearing on the matter we had been 'discussing. Usually lights were placed in all the
bedrooms," but this evening, for, Borne
unaccountable reason���probably the moonlight���the servant had not performed his
duties. I cou'ul hear my frrend fumbling
abou; on his dressing table, and then
suddenly he gaveaquick cry of horror and
rushed out'to the h^'ht. , ���
" I have beencstruck by a snake," he
gasped, and'ins face was deadly pale.
".Where is it? Quick ! Show me I" I exclaimed, as I whrpped out a knife.
He held out his right arm. There was no
murk on the hand, which I cammed critically, but on the curf of tne shirt we.*o two
tiny scratcii-hke punctures, and two little
globules of poison sinking into rhe starched
linen, nnd leaviug a sickly, greenish yellow
mark.   .
" Yoii've had a'close call, old man," I
exclaimed, w.th a great.sighol relief, "and
I think you need a peg to brace up your
nerves, but first lot us settle iho snake."
We found him corled up on a small mirror which lay on the table, and un. ugly
looking customer he was, too, ready to strrke
He waB a very poisonous snake known
as the Deboae Ruaselli, bur. after my friend
had finished with him, rt would have been
difficult for any naturalist to have placed
him in his proper genus.
���  What to do With a Door.
There ie, not infrequently, a'^superfluous
door iu a room which we wish was not
there, but which remains in Bpite of our
objections and prevents the arrangement
of furniture to the beat advantage. - Here
is a way to manage it, which th'ough'the
door remoiius, makes the best of its being
there. ��� ,       '    '
Get two sma.ll brass rods, Biich as 'are
used for sash curtains, and exactly, as long
ns the door is wide. - Get also four ernnll
���brass sockets or clamps to fasteu the
rods to the door ' frame; and- twice or
three times the length fiom the top of the
door to the'.floor, in silkoliue, China or
drapery silk. . ' , ''
' Allow about five inches on each length
of srlk for 'making. Seam the widths
together. Make an inch urid a quarter
heading ou one end, above the shir intended for the top rod,.and liuish the other end
vvuh a hem through, which'to run the other
rod. Run, the lop rod through the shir and
fnsienit to the frame so that the heading
stands a little above it.,, Pull it down,
straight; run the other- rod in the hem and
fasten close to the floorl Pull the ai-k into
even gathers.
Tl-ing a picture against their'buck-ground
and push a couch, divan, or sofa agarnst it
with head, if possible next the silk, and
pile it with cush'iouB, The ' color . of tho
silk should be of ihe toue of the wall-paper,
ind in harmony with the furnishings of
the room. ,       , -
I . To Mothers. - i ,
,   Teach the children to put articles away
using ; begin   wilh''the baby:    We
slow cooking, with the addition of sugar
when nearly done if you wish to have them
in perfection. Many, almost endless in
fact are, the ways iu which you can use
these fruits, either alone or in combination;
pies, puddings, cakes and sauces *-,re made
from them. Hygierucally, of course you ,
should serve all fruit in .the simplest
possible way, but simple.combinations may ,
be used iwnich are extremely wholesome
and vvill tempt ofttimes an appetite which
otherwise .would take nothing. Many
housekeepers still dry the windfall apples,
sweet and sour, and thus huve thcrr own
���supply ready for spring. Blueberries are
also prepared in the same way, although
now the majority can them, a method, it
seems to me,"afar preferable to tlie first.
' Dates and rigs are usually classed under
the dried fruits and they are   by   far   the
most importint so fur   as the   amount'  of
nourishment"is concerned.    Tho ordinary
fruits furniahcus with a certain   flavor and
some   laxative   properties    which   render
them very    import int.    In  the, figs   and
dates, however, we find a huge  amount of;
real nourishment, and they furnish in their
simplest form one oi ,our meat wholesome
desserts.,   To those who  do   not caro for
the  pressed fig, ' there  is   the   prilled-Jfig,
.which   can be sioanujel "aud   served -/with '
cream anel simar. Y    '.-   .
If people who must economize), closely
Wuuld make use of the inexpensive' dried
fruits and use them for their dtsscrts the'
greater part of the year, I believe their
health would be mil. h better than it is at
present, and,the cost, of living' would bo
reduced in a perceptible degree. ,    ,
Drying is very'''simple. The fruit is
Birr.pl'y pared, cored aud sliced, then spread
on boards or cloths in ihe sun, being taken
in at night and turned from day to day
until perfectly dry, Tho prepared product
is theu,placed in a moeitrnte oven uud
thoroughly heated; care, must be taken
that it, does not scorch or brown.. It. is
then,, while hot, turned .into bags and,l
closely tied. Late in the fall some faimers
place immense rocks high ever the kitchen '
stove and continue the drying far into the
winter, Evaporators nre sometimes fitted
up in the house, but many do hot like the
result so well as .tho simpler " dried
apple." Tho flavor, is not so natural. ���
Pumpkin or squash, stewed until very dry,
is sornctirues spreid thinly on tins anel
placed in a moderate oven until perfectly
dry. It wr'l then keep' for any length of
time. Gre.it care must be taken in drying ,
it that it does not brown, otherwise it will
have a bitter taste.
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Plums.���To every pound or fruit allow
three quarters of a pound of 3eigar. Prick
the fruit with a fine fork to prevent their
bursting. Let them srminer in-this syrup
for five inmates. Put plums in jars and
pour over rhem the Hot syrup..
Spiced Grapes,���Five pounds of grapes,
,threo of   sugar, two teaspoon fu Is each of
cinnamon,allspice,half a teaspoonful cloves;   ,
pulp grapes, boil skina until tender, cook
at ter
know'ii ,wee maiden of three whose mamnia I P,�����!��'""- s"*'1'" trough a sieve, add it to
the skins,put in sugar ana vinegar to taste,
has been so particular about impressing her
with habns of tidiness nnd precrsron'-tha't
if she sees a corner of a rug .turned awry,
she' toddleR to it at onoo and straightens it
out. A thousanel steps m'ght be saved,
gray hairs and wrinkles   warded   off, and
weaiy nerves would not become;, weary,-if   hot,
mothers   would   only leain    imt ' to  slave i   ' Plum Jelly
uroiuid after the children and do for /iheni ' putrm a little
the thousand   arrd  one   things    that'   they
add (.pices; boil thoroughly.
Poais. ��� For terr pounds of fruit take live
pounds of sugar. Peel, halve.and core uhe
pears, add a little water to' t.ie sugar to
make the syrup, and add one sliced lemon;
skim, acid the'puars and simmer,until 'ri.ey
begin, to change color, then can and *oal
-Take'blue or white plums,
kettle with a little vvaiur ;,
et boil'till soft and the akiii'j crack, then
strain through u jelly bag, rneu.urc it aud
return to the kettle and let boil fifteen
minutes ; add a \pint of sugar to every
pint of juice, and toil twenty-five minutes,'
or itrrtil it begins to   jelly from tho spoon, ,
Rhubarb Jsm.���To every pound of rhu-
barballcw a pound of sugar and two'
ounces of candied lemon peel. Cut up the
l-h'ibnrb,' add tho sugar to itp nnd let it -
stand for tweniy-four hours, or unlit-all
the sugar is dissolved. Pour oil' the syrup,
and boil it for three quarters of an hour ;
then add tho rhubarb and the lemon' peel
cut fine, and boil the whole for at least an
hour. i
,   Pear Marmalade. ��� Boil   the   fruit to   a
one of the gre-at principles of life and eternity���order.
hanel winch curled round his sleeve.     She i
w.-tlicsrl up and down by his side,  prattling j ,
!iie'rn!y,.in<l Hcnding littlegle<ims of cheon- i a"-''"<?"'"'<>  '""W-i fj>r   trie boy.    Vv'ny, nan
ne.*ns through the gloom which girt him in. j ','. Wnlser, ruan, I m i> b.* i hit stilf in !n
To listen to her ho might have thought that '    "'
Ii'.i, and not her stair! and demure
it was Hi.-.
BiHtor, who '.vim chatting to him.
"It will t'O'iri be cte.ired up," she 3��id,
And th'in we shall feel quite dull. Of course
.���-Il bupiness men have, these ups aud dowr.s.
Why, J Huppos.', of* l the men you meet
upon '('hai-.gr. thero is not oner who has not
.������orno such srory to tell. If everything was
alwnyj) smooth, you know, then, of course,
cvory on.; would turn stock broker, and
vou would have to hold your meetingn in
Hyde Park. How much is it that you
"More than I can ever get. JTot less
than Cl.V'OO."
Clara's face fell as she heard tho amount.
"What do you purpose doing ?"
"I shall go lo the city now, and I dhall
ask all our creditors to rneot mo to-morrow.
I shall read them Poarsoii's letter and put
myself in their hands."
or.e or ;wo little pians.
joints, but you'ii r.e rny m-ne��s''hnt I can
elo my ��welve miles un icr trie trir'-e hours.
What tnen ?. My eyes are as good as ev��r,
except jus', for tne n��w*p*per. My bead ii
clear. I'm 'hre'j-inri.^ixty, b'it ['rn a
gooei a njan .is c.'sr I w.w-i-loo good n m-xn .
to .iu up for another ten y-*r?. I'd bo "^i-io
better ror a smicx of i.j.e .-aU w\ner a gun
and a whiff of tne oree^��. Tut, motiusr \
it's not a fonr-yenra' cruise thi*; time, I'Jf
be- back every month or two, It'i no trt;;?.
than if I went for a visit in the country."
He wai) talking boisterously, and he.ipiu^
his Hea-bootH ar.el HeztanM be>ck into im
"And you renlly think, my <\"t>,r /rieirl,
of hojrfting your pennant iijj.nn ?"
"My pennant, WalkT .' No, iio. If^r
majesty, God bless her, has too many
young m��n Ho need an old hulk lilto inc.
I shoulel be plain Mr, flay Denver, of tny
merchant Hcrvi<,o.    I darosay that I might
The Spirit of the r/olclcn autumn tide,
Ih In rlicc, happy eliinc-ing  Kolilcnrorl!
When I Hivt rw thy yollow bloom be-ielo
The* hot-white dusty ronel. or sec tliec luelo
Thy plumy  (lower where hawthorns   bond
'   ,ind nod,
I peciir to feci thoiflail Se-pteinber air,
To t-co the hii/o o'erimiii<- the- distant hills,
To bejar the rnci\cl frJin its lu.rfy lair.
To Ui-to the purple (crnltc Jiud  lipciied ponr-,
Ariel jujfre.'it Ki'ielnch* all rny "pli-li nils.
'   Hcraiel of .i gorn'cou- li'jvvery host,
The Ji-sler and Ihe llriiiiini/r-..i'e!in el flower,
Of nil   the;  .lutitinri   bWiniu-'  thou  Hceinest
To c ill mo from J lie vanity and boas
Of nier. to -.'i'k n <leirlou- iiul-im; boui-t
Where iclilrM.jng roliiifju |v ovui licael,
And  fr.iurnni   wine!--   hiiik  of   a  bounteous
Where brown   Uave-s   ni'llii  to   the rabbit'**
Ire ml ,
O, ^w.ij inr? Jiuluriiir 'li'V.-tr. well is It mill.
A.   nation s   nJo���om   is   the   yellow   golden-
migli'r, is easily be taught to do   for themselves.        ���
When Minnie cornea homo   from  school
she might as easily go to the   hull-rack ,or
hei own room, ami hang her hat an-." jacket
away properly, as lo,loss them pell-mell on
the sofa or chair.    She might just as easily
remove her  rubbers in the   hall or ru her
own room, as to kick theiii off' here,   there,
or some other' place,   and have  all of the
family assianntr the   next time she   needs
them, in "the rubber search."
When Minnie dresses for school, church,,
the street1, or expe'drtron of any kinel, she
might just as easily hang her clothes up orr
the hooks provided, as to let them  lay ou .
the floor, yet in nine cases out or terr' they I
areleftjusr as she steps nut of  them, until r Pu-I'> weigh it and-juke half (be weight of
mother, sister, or maid comes in and hangs , BUgnr.    Put the sugar with as iittle water
them  away. , ,~ r*8 possible to boil and skim while boding.
���_And-!t-Ussa!l=iu:tlie   way   V'ou   ber-in. ! WI""". boiled to  a or.ick add the puip anel
Teach the tmy one to put'away its blocks', ' l)01'.    To every half  dozen pears   add two
its doll, its toys, and yon. have inculcated'  drops or'so of essence of cloves.   .
Apple lintter.���One-half a bushel of
Peppiu apples anil one gallon of fresh
swe.et cider. Cook 'thoroughly and put
through a colliinder ; then place on th
fire aud iie!d bjx pounds granulated sugare
Stir constantly to prevent- burning, and
cook until quite thick, say I wo or1 three
hours. Try a little in a dish and if it looks
watery cook longer. When .cold put in
stone jars anil cover closely. Do not boil
in brass or metal kettle.
Sweet Pickled Pears.���Take one quart
of good order vinegar, put it into a porce-'
ain kettle and add to it four pounds of
sugar, nnd when it has come tp a boil, skim
and add two ounces of stick cinnamon, one
ounce of whole cloves, aud orrc ounce
whole, allsp c?. Put tno spices into a
muslin bag, and when the', vinegar is spiced
to taste, remove and put into the syrup a
few pen rs at a time, and when they can
en-ily hi pierccel with a fork, put I hem iu
a btono jar, after stickiug u1'couple- of
cloves irr'.o each pear. Tnen add more to
the vineii.ir until all are used, Their skim
tire syrup again and pour over the pears.
.Seal when cold.
An Exponsivo A(?e,
Father (looking over the paper)���
bad nevvrt. A hitherto unknown fror-
has l,een disuove-rejei in Oeurnil Afric.i.
Mother���Winj in .-hut ro us?
Father���Wnat is tl.ii', to us ? It means
that ut'.ty outs of our eight children will
hive to huve i\ new and revised eielition of
fflghprlcVs C'ejography. , l
Tho Bicycle Fad.
He���Wart awhile, dmr, and I'll buy you
a w)ie";l.
S/iC��� When !
Ife���N'oxt ysrir. They'll bo rime cheaper then.
Hh'i���Weill, I don't want one then ;
they'll bo so common everybody will huve
- Thing's Worth Remembering-.
There aro many little thrngs which go
toward promoting comfort in daily life, but
which are often overlooked. A flat 'teakettle, for instance, wide 'and shallow, in
which water can be hurriedly boiled, is a
convenience which no housekeeper-should
be without. An uloohol lamp, or a contrivance to fasten upon a gaB-jet, will often
Bavc timo when it is necessary to heat
Speaking of hot water, it is wonderful
how many good purposes it serves. A
compress , of linen wrung out of hot salt
water, and applied to tie chest, covered
entirely and closely with limine! to prevent
the taking cold, will ease- pain and do away
with the irritation which culminates in
frequent coughing, riot writer at tho back
ot the neck and behind the-eurs will cure
that nervoua wearinci's and hysteria which
overcome! ono after a hard day's work.
Speaking of guesus, it is a good idea to
leave a needlebook with nceellea threaded
arid ready for use on I he clrepn'irg-tuble. A
thimhlfund neeillebook furnished us above,
with a pair ol eci*soib, nre thoughtful
additions to comfort wfu'jli do not'suggest
IliornselveB to every mind.
Always leave something interesting to
rend in a gi ost chamber. A bright novel,
or a book of short stories, th�� latest magazine, will be appreciated by the guest who
seeks bor robin, and does uot alwayB wish
to stay with the family to entertain or be
Dried Fruits Wholesome and Palatable.
Apples, peaches, prunes, prunclles,
raspberries and blueberries are used commonly in the dried form. All of them are
inexpensive, and when rightfully prepared,
wholesome oriel palatable. Of course much
timo is' needed to prepare them eo -that
they will "tempt fyoth eye and palate,"
but the result usually amply repays one for
the labor.
The apples and prunes require tho adeli-
; on of lemon juice to give the needed acid.
Air of these fruits require long soaking and
Berelt of Four Children.
despatch from Suiimui, Mo., says,
other evening three children of a
wieiow named Jenk ns, while at play, wen1,
to a place near the barn to gather eggs*
The place was rather out of the way and
dangerous, owing to snakes, which are
numerous in th t region. One child thrust
its b.iiid ur.o what it supposed the hen's
nedt, and quickly withdrew it, eycUiming
that the hen had pecked its hand. Tne
other two children put in their hands with
the same result,and then set up a loud cry.
The mother was at the well wrth the baby,
ami the alarm so excited her chat she loft
tho Lube aud ran 'o the ars's anee if tho
three children, who,it a e-iis.liad been bitten
by a rattlesnake. During the excite'iierrt
tne little*, blibe fell into the well and was
drowned, and tho three othor children
also died.
G. K. Mills, of Toronto University,, it
the new science master at the Godericti
Hrgh school.
TheT.,H. and B. railway -. lidS 1,000 to
the family of Thomas Davis, Hamilton, wno
was billed by an explosion whilo working
on the rend.
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��� L.yg"*vj* g*w��> >&/"��!&:<&****.* u^^vfc^BffisaBi THE   KOOTEXAY    MAIL.  CURRENT  XOTES.     ���������  In England,legislative attempts to estab  liBh conciliation and arbitration between  workmen and their employers' in labor  '���������roubles have not proved successful, but  , nuch haa been done by voluntary organizations, such as joint committees, trade and  district boards, and special conferences  bet-veen the parties interested. Outside  intervention of a legal or official sort in  these cases is not found desirable. 'Not a  single organization has availed itself of the  several acts of Parliament to secure legal  powers,, A frank understinding between  the workmen and ^ their employers, both  represented in the conference,' is sought,  and usually it leads to a speedy and satisfactory canciliation of their differences.  The Royal Commission of Labor reports  against' the general establishment of district and trade hoards endowed with legal  powers, favoring voluntary agencies 'in-  ritead.   [.  LIGHTIII&'SDAreERS. .  HOW'   ITS   DISASTROUS    EFFECTS  ' MAY BE 'AVOIDED.    '  ln( every country of Europe the need is  felt of some prompt and ready. meanB of  meeting   labor emergencies  in a manner  calculated to reconcile instead of further to  .    embitter the'opposing interests.' This need  has been mot by  various expedients, all  (tending to remit the ruitiative and  settle,  mentof such cases to   those immediately  ' concerned   with   as   little  statutory and  official intervention as possible.   'In  Belgium district councils.aro appointed by the  ���������   Government at the'request of the employ-  ���������era and the employed, both being represent-  1   ed in' them, and there  are  now  between  fifty and sixty of these institutions existing  ,   there.    In Germany, by the law  of 1890,  industrial courts are orgauized on'tho in-'  itiativo*of communes, their members being  nominated by,local authority,though their  appointment  and   confirmation   belong to  geuoral Government.    Of thsse something  more than three hundred now exist "in  the  empire, and" they have been found equal to  the   functions-assigued ' to    them.      The  Austrian   system   is   similar iu  its  main  .features to that of Germany,  and is found  1 equally   efficient   and    satisfactory.       In  Sweden,   Denmark,   Spain,   aud Portugal  labor differences, are  referred-to the civil  courts, and in Switzerland the intervention  of   State,, officials    and ,well   known   and  distinguished  citizens ' is   usually  sought:  Australia.by her, statute of lS92,authonzes  the  nstitution councils of conciliation  to  which all labor claims and disputes may te  referred, its judgments  not   clothed with  legal force,������but usually accepted as  binding.' '     ,      '   e> t  No perfect or iufalhble system for the  adjustment of such differences, that shall  ,be ready in its application and. invariably  satisfactory to -both parties, is .to be  expected ; but some approximation is made  to it in the methods enumerated, which  experience and their'repeated application  .will no doubt make as perfect as such  arrangements are over likely to be.  HOW   TO TEST   A   THERMOMETER  Tuiu 11 an End, nnil ir the -llcrrury Si til  Fills iho Tube Von Can ICct Il'.s a Gooel  ,   One.        ,'    , ,  . To tell whether a thermometer accurately'  does its| work invert the instrument. If  tho mercury does not fall to tho end, or if  it breaks, into several small columns, the  thermometer contains air,and is inaccurate.  If perfectly made, the slender thread should  fill the tube,'or should break otfat the bulb  and fall to the end of the tube.  There is another^ inte'reating fact about  thermometers. Nice persons out of ten  think the mercurial column round, but that  ta not the case. The thread ot mercury in  thermometers is flat. If it were rouna, the  column could hardly be seen, for the opening of the tube is as fine as.the finest thread,  , Some eight or ten years ago a manufacturer  Introduced the scheme of coating the back  of the tube with white sizing. That makes  the column of mercury stand,out plain and  distinct. > '  . Thermometers are cheaper and better  than ever before, You can now buy a heat  marker for twenty-five cents, but a first-  class instrument will cost you S2.' A cheap  instrument is like a cheap watch���������it is  unreliable1. The reason for this is that a  perfeot thermometer has a scale of its own.  Tho cheap thermometer is made on guesswork. Hence, you see a difference of two,  three or five degrees between thermometers  in the same locality on the same day.  The most sensitive heat marker is the  radiometer.' It consists of four arms bub-  pended on a steel pivot, rotating liko a  miniature wind-gauge, and tho whole affair  Irr enclosed in a glass tubo from which the  air has been exhausted. Tlio light of a  candle one or two feot away causes tho  arms to rotate. Quite as sensitive is the  thermopile, which is used to detect the  faiut rays of heat transmitted from the  moon and stars to this cold world.  Lost Five Children In Throe Weeics.  Five  children of  .Mr. and Mrs, Eugene  Wilson of Elizabeth, N. J,, have died suic0  July 30, of a stra'jgo malady that battles  the physicians,    Tho last child to die was  Eddie, aged 0 years, who died on Monday  ' morning.    His twin brother, Eugene, died  on July 30, and theyount-est child, Esther,  on the Maine day.    Philip, aged 3, died on  Aug. S, and Annie, 9 years old, > on  Aug,  14.    In  June  tHePchildreu  were stricken  with measles, and whooping cough follow,  ed.    In the latter part of July the children  began to fada away.    They were unable to  retain nourishment, and   were leduccd  to  skeletons. One child, a girl of seven years,  is sick with the same peculiar disease, but  appeals to   bo   recovering,    Wilson   is   a  inauhiiiest in the  Singer  Sewing Machino  Works.    The   illness   and   deaths  in- his  family have  so increased Ins oxporidos that  want threaten i the  family, and   a  public  subscription   has   been   started   in   their  bo half.  The native dog ol Australia, tho Egypt-  Ian ilc*,' ami tho Persian dosert dog never  baric,    .via-' uieir tribe increase.  Easily Jienicnibereel l������.>lii.crs as> to JIow to  1'rolect S'our Hoine :iml Yo>irseIf Ks-vini  the Fiery Kolts or llic Hen>eii���������������.ielvire  <f,' for House-Owner^���������How to Slake a  - Conductor���������C'hurcli Spires and t'iiim-  zipyn. ' i  '  In  view of   the unusual   prevalence  of  thunderstorms this year it is interesting to  consider the  subject  of   lijrhtnin" and to  ���������- *'  discuss the .Various w&3'3 in which its disastrous elTect on human life  and  habitations  may   be   avoided.    During ' the  past   sis  months a large number of persons all over  the country havo been struck by licrhtning.  Many of these have ,been   killed  outright,  and others have been more or less severely  injured.    A  great   many   biiildinga  have  beeu struck, and the loss from a pecuniary  standpoint must   have been   considerable.  The   loBson   to bo   learned   from   th'e3e  facts, therefore, is to provide a   good conductor, iu order to protect your property.  We   cannot   extend   conductors     to    the  clouds,  nor 'is   this  necessary,    for   the  instant that lightning strikes a good   con-'  ductor, the   flashfdisaj.pears,   aud   if the  connection   to the earth.be a good cue,, it  leaves no further traces of its work.      '   ,  .  ���������  Lightning, as we havo seen   before, can  be carried off silently, before it has time to  accumulate in dangerous  quantities.    An  unusually   heavy discharge  is'apt "to-be  split.   Of the half-dozen streams that start  from" the cloud only one may reach   the  earth entire,   the other  being so divided  that they  become harmless to terrestrial  objects.  "Therefore,   we   should provide  more than one path for the discharge that  comes iu our  direction.   By  dividing the  flash   wo greatly   lessen   the   chances for  mischief. '' *   ' - '"  There exists a general notion that a lightning conductor vvill protect a certainnumber  of square feet. .This notion is a false one.  The beat way(to arrange a conductor is to  have it provided with points every few feet  aud then to extend it over every prominent  part of your house,' the idea being to throw  a shield around the house rather than trust  to some magnetic quality of the <points  to "draw" lightning out of its course.  .Theie are many ways^f protecting buildings. A house surrounded by green trees  is^fairly well protected, as ��������� the sap in the  trees and ,the points on the leaves facilitate the rapid dispersion of static charges.  A- sappy, green tree is,rarely' struck by  lightning on this account. Still, yo.u should  have a conductor on your house, in order  to make sure. , A' barbed wire stretched  from tree-to tree ten or fifteen feet above  the roof and connected with the ground at  each end would be very "efficient. Barbed  wire is best on account -of its numerous  points." <   ���������  1DVICE FOR HOUSE-OWNERS. '    '  A house with  a' metal roof,   with.metal  water  conductors leading  to the drain or  cisteVn.cioes nor, need any further protection'  except that a' point should be run up alongside of each chimney.' A barbed wire extended over.the  chimney and down   each  side and  soldered to the roof answers the  same purpose.      '-' *"-, .  v If   your conductor pipes   end in a   tile  drain drive a Bkarp-pointed rod at'leastsrx  feet  iuto th" grouud anc*   connect a wire  strip from this to your conductor pipe, and  rivet or solder  them together.    Provided  the metal.isi connection is continuous, this  method is absolutely'safe,as the whole roof  is covered with a metal shield.    This explains ��������� why we   have'so little   lightning  directly over a city,   except when   some  church Bpire is struck.    It matters little of  what metal a conductor is made. Experiments made by the   brilliant   Dr.   Oliver  Lodge seem  to show that contrary to all  previous opinions, iron i6<abetter conductor  tor static charges than copper.    Practically  there ia probably little,' if any,'difference.  Copper dues not ruBt easily! ������"d is  on that  account to be preferred ; but in'lhe country  galvanized iron or    steel ..often lasts   for  twenty-five years, and is much cheaper.  The wonderful' alloys and combinations  of metal "sometimes offered -by lightning'  rod salesmen ore simply excuses for charging a high price and are' no better than  plain iron or copper.  Itis^truo that electric , light' and power  companies,,sometimes use a special alloy in  their lightning  arresters, but   they   have  special conditions to, deal with and have a  special object in using it.  ' -Oneobjeob to bo attained    in lightning  conductors is  to expose as much surface as  possible.   ,The impact of a lightning ..discharge is so sudden that'it does not penetrate much below tho surface of   the   con-  ductor.    Hence a strip of tin two   inches  wide,is better than p solid rod half au inch  in diameter for it presents a greater surface*.  A conductor made up of stranded wires is  better than a solid roil,for the same reason,  as well as' on   account of   its   lower  self-  induction.' -       ,.������������������  .   For ordinary  two-story dwelling houses  fence wire, is heavy   enough to afford protection,but something heavier is preferable,  to prevent rusting out or  getting  broken.  A conductor consisting of seven strands of  No, 12 stoel galvanized  wire, whioh   any  hardware denier can procure, answers the  purpose very woll.    This costs about two  cents a foot. 0  HOW TO MAKE A CONDUCTOR.  In order to put up a lightning conductor  tako a bat- and work a hole into tho ground  at  one corner of your house about  your  foot.    If the ground is dry get a  piece of  galvanized "j-iuch pipe, pointed atoneeuej,  at least eight feet long, and drive it down  to within "three inches of the surface of the  ground.    Now eo to tho opposite corner at  the  other end   of   the   house  and   drive  another pipe in tho same manner.    If your  house should have an L drive one also  at  tho  outer end of this.    Next   insert one  end of yourconductor into one of these  pipes and pack ib in with iron fillings, coke,  charcoal or lead, and staple, or strap it,  to the side of the house. Small gas pine  straps make the neatest work. When you  roach the roof bring tile conductor straight  up to the ridge, and carry it along the  ridge to tire other end and down the opposite corner, placing the end down into  the pipe already driven iuto the ground,  For each eml of your house and for e.ach  chimney havo the blacksmith   make a 'rod  at least two and a half feet long.  See that  it fitd'tightly over the conductor and wrap ' to nsh   on the  a short piece of wire   around   both  it   ami | the coists are raiser  tiro  coneluotor, and, if possible, solder  it.  -*"���������>���������  roei  be painted or gilded as'desired, or', if, preferred, can b-������ made into weather vanes,  mounted with .rooster or anything you  please. If you have" an L to the "house  splice another conductor on your main one  at the point nearest the L and'carry it  down to the peak'of the lo*-er root to the  end and "grouud" this conductor aa  before.  If you are obliged to make joints be  careful to see that they are well made, and  m goinz down for your "ground" be sure  to get below your cellar door. Otherwise  a stroke may break yourceiinr walL Such  cases ha'.e been known.  Aiother con iu cor, which ia almost as  cheap aa the steel cable mentioned above,  consists of sheet copper cut ini,o strips one  aud a half inehes in width, with the ends  rivelted andaoldered together. It possesses the advantage of large surface, is not  conspicuous, can be painted the same color  as the ho������se and is easily adjusted, Dae  short tinned nails  for putting it iid.    It is  THE COHDUCTOR'S TALE;  "Ghosts," snorted the conductor, scornfully, " why, m.-.ii alive, the woods are full  of 'em in these mountains. .Tuat wait till  we take'tne sidin' for Xo. 3 to pass, and  I'll teil you about Granny Whittaker and  her cow, whose spooks I seen with my own  eyes. Ghosts ! There's at least one full-  grown spook for every mile-post on the  division."     ' ' '������  So it was I held my peace until the train  was safely on the siding, and we were  gathered around tne stove in the caboose.  The wind wa3 howling wildly through the  gorges, making the windows rattle and the  doors creak/while the unusual draft caused  not necessary to use insulators to keep the the iron stove to glow redly in the Semiconductor away from the building. That (.Y-i.t--... n��������������� . 1. ��������� -. ��������� Y ,, ,  idea was long ago exploded,                               twdife.it.    One    felt  mrgnty   comfortable'  We started out the firstnight with a heavy  train, and bein' front brakeiimn, my place  wa& ou the cars next to the engine. , It was  raw and fo,rgy, the kind of weather to  make a man fee! nervous in spite of himself,  specially wni-u goin' through these mount  .mis. 1 vva.8 thivikin' of this when I heard  Pete blow for' brake-., or rather as if there  was somethui' on the track. I edged over  to the side of the box ciira between which  I Wd3standin', r.nd holdiii'on to the grab  irons to see vviat was the matter. Just  then I felt a soft bump and saw aomethin'  tumble down the bank. '.That's an animal',  thought I ; but when the tram stopoed  and we all weuCbask to look for it not a  thing ooulei he found. , j  y,' T'l-jLi'pniiglity funny,'said Pete ; 'I'm ���������  sure 1 hit a cow.'  'Cow ">. aaiei the  flagman, 'why,  TRADSfi STOKES HM&1B.  THE FIRST WHITE MAN EXECUTED  IN CENTRAL AFRICA.  He Was Oinsrln ������clliii- ('uii> nml Pointer  loilie* Arab Sluve-,���������Uii.e a Ml������������������������r<>jinry  ��������� His Tr.-KlInK tiar.-iraii or '.'.ClO'i IIpu ���������  IIwiiiikii Wa* Iteuilareel on llie Throne  '    '>}' "iis Alel���������IWeel tllie a Dos ai I-u*t.  The   latest1  newspapers   rrom    JL.ona.on  contain a luilf dozen lines about the hanging  of a white man in Central Africa.    He  ii  e���������J-ihe first white   to meet that  ignominious  there   fate in that region.    His name was istokes,  ain't a cow within   twenty miles  of   here   amj he has had a remarkable career.  Stokes  since Granny Y\ hittakei s was killed.  I  CHCRCli SPIRES AND Cimi.VEYS.     ��������� ,   .  church   spire'or very   tall   chimney  A  requites special protection, and trie conductor snould be much heavier than that  mentioned above. Special pains should  also, be'taken with the ground connections,  which shoulel be put down at least ten feet.  Church tower's receive very heavy discharges ; thererote.i the tower conductor  Bliould come straight to the ground, but the  conductors, 'on the main peak of the roof  should also be connected to it in order to  drvrdo the circuit and lessen the danger.  Points should be placed on every Bina.ll  ���������tower and connected with the main one.  Ir-sometimes happens that even a church  tower is well projected by accident. A  case of this kind came to my notice'laat  year." The spire was an octagon, shingled  with slate. At each of the eight corners  was a' bead of galvanized sheet iron.  Around the base and about fifteen' feet  above 'the "main roof, was a gutter with  wa3le prpes connected with the main roof,  which'was of .tin. The roof in turn, was  connected by means of its waste pipes to the,  sewer. At the apex of the, tower was a  large wooden ball, upon which stood a cross  covered with copper.. The only work, to be  done was to bring wires from base of the  cross to the heading on the church toVer,  andtthe metallic connection to ground was  complete.  One source of danger in dwellings is the  kitchen . stove. Heated currents of air  rising from a chimney affords a much easier  pith for the lightning than the cold air  aurroundiug.it. This is ywhy so many  persons are killed, while sitting near the  atove. Very few persons appear to have  thoughs'bi ruuuiiig* a wrre from under the  feet of the stove into the'ground or connecting it to the lighlnirig.rod'oiit3ide. ',  This would at least keep .the lightning  from scattering when it gets to the Etove  and killing the family. Jf there iB no  cellar under your house run your wire  stiaight into the ground. ���������    . .    ', ���������  TO PROTECT HAYSTACKS.  ��������� To protect- Jiaystacks or temporary  structures, stick a pole into the ground on  either side and run a barbed wire from one  to the other, bringing it down and into the  ground at each end.1 Two or three feet in  the ground will be enough in this case.  1 If you should take shelter under a tree  see that the trunk or branches are not  decayed, and if the lightning seem3 to be'  ,in your neighborhood, keep two or three  feet away from the trunk, no matter how  green it is.-.        - . ���������  Keep out of stables unless they are  well  orotected. '. ;  BRITISH TRADE GOOD.  er (luandl Jes of Wool  Cotton   Centres   Aiso  America Taking Lnr  i'ii <;������>'tv���������me  Improving.  A London cable says :���������Yorkshire  and  Lancashire and rejoicing over the improve,  ment in trade,  in'winch a great increase in  which   a   great   increas   in the export   of  woollen, worsted and cotton goods to America playa   an important part.    Every loom'  in Bradford  is in   motion.    The   demand  from American clothiers for all the cheaper  grades of woollen and worsted goods is very'  heavy.',    Last   month '* exports  were  five  times  as great as in July of  the previous  year,   and trade with the   United  States  continues brisk, espically in etuiT goods aud  worsted   coatings.    There   is   i.lso a large  increase in the export   of wool from. Bradford to the  United States.    In Hu'dders-  field, where the finest woollens and worsteds  are made   for  merchant  tailors, exports to  tho United States   have nearly doubled, in  the last year, and more than trebled in the  ast quarter. Exports from Leeds have also  materially   increased.     The woollen trade  there is one of muny industries.  Manufactures of woollens and worsteds in Yorkshire  explain   that the improvement in trade'is  not confined to America, but extends to all  countries,stockshavingapparentlya run very  low in the long period of depression.   They  have reason to be satisfied with the condition of trade, for prices are advancing steadily. Exports from Manchester to the'United  States have also doubled  over those of the  corresponding   period   last  year,   the increase being.especialiy noticeable in cotton  piece coods, cotton velvets,  fustians, linen  damasks and handkerchiefs.    Every cotton  mill is running on full timo and theyhave  all the work they can do.  inside trie cab that evening,  , "Now, about them spooks," remarked  the conductor, putting away his lunch pail  and lighting his pipe. "Pin not going to telj  you any fancy tales, but  just  give   you a  short account oi what I seen with my ovvu  eye3 one sviuter about ten years aso,   and  you can believe it or'not, as you see fit.  At  that time J, was front brakeman on old Bil-  Staley'a crew, and   we had  rhe name  of  boin',  the toughest'gang on the division all  throii������rh,includin' the engineer and fireman.'  Pete Smith was at the throttle, and  I do  solemnly believe  he waa' the thoat'impious'  man   on the face  of, the 'earth.  . Swear !  Why, profanity came-to his. lips, easier  than   anything   else.'   I've   seen   him sit  down on 'a log and  curse the'road   from  President to apprentice,  because a nut got  loose ori coupliii' broke. t  . "And he was as cranky as  he   was profane.    Foriustance, ..tie day he got iuto his  head,the telegraph operator at Bit- Tunnel  kept the red signal up a few seconds longer  than necessary, which raised his wrath,' so  t'hat when the  board  finally'  dropped old  Pete  wouldn't start,    but   instead   got a  wrench and ' began takin'- off  a   cylinder  head.    We knew it wasn't any use rernon.  otratin' with him,  as   he'd   have   his own  sweet will in the matter.    Meantime, tram1  after  tram drew-up behind 'us, and the  dispatcher at the other end'of the division  was nearly crazy.,   He asked by wire  several times what  was the matter, ' and  at  last sent the message threatenin' to suspend  Pete until he got started   within  ten mu'i-  ute-s.    When he got this' word" Pete,  who  all thetime had   been .tinkering  with the  cylinder as if he was  makin'..bi'g  renairs,  began to swear.    He sat down on the'pilot  and salivated that dispatcher until  words  failed him.    Then he renewed his leisurely  work upon the engine.    At last he got in  the mood to start after we had laid'there  two hours and twenty minutes.   The worst  pf it was nobody could  say' positively'the  cylinder di'dn't   need repairs; so   nothin'  was done. ��������� ,  n'-������������I mentioned this just'to'show what a  mean, cantankerous cuss Pete was, and so  you'd better understand what I'm going to  tell you. Ten years ago the country hereabouts wasn't near as 'well settled as it is  now. .The ojd residenters weren't^ over-  good, either. '. They had the name of bein'  a bad lot, aud about the worst was Granny  Whittaker, who lived in a rickety little  log house in a clearin'near the top of the  mountain. It was said she was a witch,  and most people avoided her as they would  the Old Nick.  Labrador.  The Labrador   peninsula is described in  the Scottish Geographical Magazine by Dr  Robert Hell, of the Geological Survey  of  Canada.    Dr,   Bell   esti'na'tes   tho area of  Labrador at SCO,000 square miles, of which  about a fourth is claimed  by   Newfoundland.    The priucipal resources are ttill its  extensive   forests,  which contain  tweuty-  four different  kinds of  trees, but  on tho  east   con3t   of Hudson's  Bay   there   is a  " practically inexhaustible" quantity of a  "rich    mangamferous   spathrc   iron-ore.''  Copper, galena, " apparently in  workable  quantities," nnd'traces of  gold    are  also  found.    A  puzzie to the zoologists is the  presence among  the  fur-be-iring animals,  of tli* gruzly  bear, as he does not live in  the vast intervening   country between the  peninsula and   his   western   home.    Two  hundred and   nine species of   birds   have  been noted,  but,  " with rhe  exception ofl  the two species  of ptarmigan, game birds'  are cbl plentiful."    The  population nuni  hers:'   whites,    13,379;   Indians,     3,01  E?kimo, 2,100; which is increased in su  "She had an old mooley cow that used to  run free all over the mountain, often as not  takin'the railroad for a'short cut Home.  That cow caused lots of trouble, tor there  wasn't an engineer on the division who  wouldn't a blame sight rather stop his  engine and chase the brute away thau incur  Grauny Whittaker's auger by kiliin' it   that is, exceptih' Pete. One dav that cow  got on the track ahead ot him when he was  in an extra bad humor, anci he trjed to run  it down, sayin' he'd Bend the cow to kiDe-  dom come if he got that chanoe. He get it.  The next day the cow wasn't quick enough,  and Pete caught it square in the centre!  knockin' it down the bank like a feather.  Then he laughed. I think it was "tne first  time I ever heard him laugh,'and along  with the rest of the trainmen I didn't like  it a bit, foi we was all afeard of Grannv  Whittaker.      - y  _ "The followin' day when we reached that  spot again there was a red flag stickin' up  between the railB.' Contrary as Pete was  he didn't dare run past a danger signal, so  he blowed for brakes and the train came to  a stop. All at once old Granny Whittaker  rose up from" somewhere and opened, on  Pete. She called'down tho moBt bloodcurdling curses on him I .ever heard, her  skinny finger pointin' at him, and her eyes  flashin' fire and brimstone. Old Pete  wriggled and tried to answer, but ahe didn't  give him a chance until she ran out of  breoth. I was lookin'for him to do some  swearing himself, but he only said: 'Shet  up, ye old hag, or I'll send ye to jine the  cow.     Then he started his engine.  "She run alongside Iris cab and screarnin',  ���������I'll put a spell on you and your engine,  you murderer,' ,tbr6w a little bottle of  what looked like ink at him. it hit the  window and busted, flying all over him and  ihe engine. She oackoled and yelled with  delight : 'You'll die by your own engine,  you wretch, and me and my cow will haunt  Then tire same thought seemed to  strike all of us as the fireman remarked  that this was the exact fpot where the'old  woman's,cow nad been killed. Nobody  wauted to seem afeard, but we al! hustleei  back to the train,not sayin'a wore) excep-  tin' Pete, who begun cursin' the old woman,  ner cow, and cows in 'general. All of a  sudden the under-brush rattled and there  stood Granny Whittaker, ���������> , ���������  "Now, I'm not tellin' you a fairy tale.or  makin' anything up.' I'm just telhu' what  I saw, and I don't mean to try to explain  it; hut i here stood the old woman who had  been dead for week3, pointin' her linger at  Pete. Then she diappeared as quicK' as she  come. i,  "i 'rabbin' a lamp, Pete rushed into the  woods and searched ail around, but not a  sign of a human bein* co,uld be found. I  tell you that frightened us all but Pete.  He'-swore it was a trick, and that he'd get  even with whoever was tryin' to fool him.  "Next, night the same, thing happened,  exceptin1 no one but Pete tried to finel the  mysterious cow, or' the old woman, wrro  appeared at the ditch the same as before.  Pete fired a pistol at her, but she only  hissed aud vanished.'n The rhrrd night Pete  asked me ro ride in the engine with him,  and,*althought-it waa against the rules, Id id  as,he wanted,' for to tell the truth, I was  afeared to stay by myself.  "Everything 'seemed   to go wrong thatP  nisht.      We were nearly an hour late net-  tin' started,  and before we had-gono  ten  miles a coal car jumped the'track, c'auain'  forty minutes delay.    In trying' to yank it  on, a drawhe?ad was pulled out, and we had  to rig up a chain couplin'. 'Then something  beneath the boiler   worked loose, and Pete  tinkered   at it twenty   minutes   before ho  made repa'irs.      Of course   all   thia didn't  improve hia temper,   and by   the   tune we  got on a Bteady ran, he was.grumblin' and  cursin'pretty "lively.  .  - ���������'.Well, when we reached 'that stretch of  track where we'd killed the cow, there", was  the brute oir the   ties   as   utiial,'   ouly old  Granny Whittaker   was standin' beside it,  I saw that as   plain   as I'see you sittin' on  that keg this instant.  Pete was crazy mad,  and instead of. reversin',, he ripped outa  curse, put ou a full head  of steam, and the  engine give a jerk   which  nearly knocked  me off the tank.      I reckon we  were coin'  fifty mires . an hour   when the pilot struck  'em. ' "  " Zip 1 bump I the cow went flying down  the bank. Then Pete give a yell. Lool.in'  past him I saw something crawlm' over the  pilot and steam cheat. It was Granny Whittaker. Maybe I wasn't scared. She'Veachei.i  up and grasped tho swid rod and turned  her eyes' on Pete. My', how horrible she  looked. - , , '  " Then ahe beckoned to him, and would  you believe it, he got up and crawled out on  the footboard toward h;r. The fireman and  me was paralyzed ; we'couldn'c say a'word  or move- a' fiuger. The engineer moved  slowly toward the old "woman, and she  stepped backward, seemiu' to influence him  by her eyes. Back, ba'ck, into the steam  chest, then onto the pilot, and then around  in front of the boiler out of our sight she  led him,  A second later.we heard a yell.  " That broke the spell,' and between the  fireman and ,ne we shut off steam and  blowed for brakes. The terrific speed at  which we were movin' caused us to go a  considerable distance before we stopped,  but as soon as the train Blackened we jumped off and run forward. Pete wasn't there,  We]didn't think he would be. We found  him a mile back, ancPthere wasn't a whole  bone in hia body. The next day engine  290 exploded within fifty feot of the spot  where,we found Pete.  "Now, as I Eaid, I saw'these things  with my own eyes, and I'm not telliu' you  any yarns,-.but the downright truth. Some  time if I get a chance I'll tell you about,  another spook, but I guess you don't want  any more to-night."  I did not.     '   ,   '  was one of the first mrssionanea who were  sent to Victoria Nyanza. In the course of  a few years he thought he saw a chance to  make a'fortrine in Africa.aud he abandoned  the missionary field. The growth of'his  influence was, remarkably i.-ipid and wae'  owing to hia intimate knowledge of the  country and the grcatsuccess of his business  enterprises. It was due to Stokes far more  thau to any other one man that Mwanga,'  the fugitrve King of Uganda, Vas able to  regain his throne. He has now been hanged  in the northeast corner of the Congo Free  State by an officer of the State, and the  despatch from Zanzibar says the affair is  creating great excitement there.  The cable despatch from Zanzibar ia confirmed by another despatch from Brussels  tolling of recent events irr the Congo State.  It appears that when Capt. Dhanis, who  drove the Arabs of the Upper Congo across  Lake Tangauyik and out of 'tho Congo'-  State, ciiiie homo on leave of absence,  Commandment Lothaire succeeded him in  command of tho troops. .Marching north '  down the Congo, he>caught'and executed  Chref Kibouge, who was mainly responsible  for the , ���������    .  ' .   -   i  ���������      '    MURDER  Ol"   EVIX PASHA.  At the same time he learned that a white  man had been selling guns ami powder to  the Arab slavera and to Kibongc, Later he  caught this white in-in on the Ituri River.  He proved to be tho tnulorStokos. A court  martial was organized to try him, and ho  was found gurlty aud harrgeelr ,The Ituri-  River is in the northeast part o'f the State.  That region was anothercentreof Arab slave  raiding, and Lothaire must have gone there -  to put an end to the Arab slave trade in  that quarter, jt'i3t as Dhanis had done much  further south.  Fifteen or sixteen years ago Stokea was  .  sent to Uganda by   the Churf'h Missionary  Society ot England, and for   several  years'  he was one of thernostactive of the pioneer  missionaries in that country.    All   reports  of his work were to hia crodit.    He seemed  to have an unusual faculty for wiurung uhe  favor of the natives arid for   keeping   missionary    enterprises    moving.      He    was  believed to be a man of exemplary character  and Christian zeal.    He had far more push e ,'  arid executive ability than any of his comrades -except Alexander  Mackay.auel was    '<  therefore  more   prominent   than   most of  them in the history of   the early stugglea  of the Uganda mission.  , Everybody who kept track of this enterprise wa3   much surprised   ten or'  eleven *  years ago to hear that Stokes had sudden- ,s  ly left   tlio   missionary   service   and   had  embarked in business on   his own account"  as  a trader."    He seemed at the same time  to have abandoned all high principles he had  professed  and was willing to do anything  tc make money.*   His business was to take  anything from the'eoast to tho lake  region  that   he could  exchange  for   ivory. . Hia  priucipal tradegoods were guns and powder,  because they were what, the  natives  most  eagerly craved.'  His business was regarded  as nefarious, but he developed  it   io largo  proportions before the prohibition  of the  0UN AND  l'OWDER. TRADE.  Electrical, Plowing.  .The United States consul at Leipeic has  sent a report saying that.plows in Germany  are operated more cheaply by the .use of  electricity than by that of steam. This may  be a valuable suggestion to agriculturists  in this country. Hardly any possible use  for electrical energy eau be pronounced  incrediblo or even surprising nowadays,and  if electrio plowing oan be commercially  feasible in Germany it, ought to bo equally  practicable in this country. Electricity has  already revolutionized manufacturers, arrd  from preaent indications there can be no  ques'ions concerning its power to render  the sumo eorvice to agriculture.  mer by  about  families,   who  This will mako sure  of contact  at a  important point.    The   top  of these  should have at leant threo points ami   can j checkfd  10,000  seamen    and   their  come   from   Newfoundland  Atlantic coast.    Ail  along  iieechcs on which arc  stone fun-traps  and other shore works of  trie E-kiino,  now  high above the sea-level,  Iiom ing bii elevation of  the  land not yet  yon,"she yelled as tiro engine moved away.  Peic wiped tho stuff off with same waste  and said nothin'. I saw the old woman  BtRiielirr' and pointin' after us till wo turned  the bend.  "About   a   week   after   that  wo   wero  changed from a day  to a night run.    In  spite of old Pej-o's crankiness he was one of  the best engineers on the road And had one  pf the best engines, too,- So when things  becan to go  wrong with the machinery of  old 'J.W the master mechanic couldn't under-  stanei rt,    Tho engine would run all right  for a spell   and then got balky,    At such  timcB it wouldn't steam, the valves would  stick, drawheads would be jerked out, or  the lire would get choked up, all apparently without any cause. Of course everybody  blamed Pete, but after the road foreman of  engines made  two or threo  trips in her it  was seen Pete wasn't responsible.    So they  .������cnthor to the shop for general repairs and  q'. j Peie was given another- engine on another  .���������.' i run.    It was about two nioV.ths boforo 290  A Great  Bat-grain.  Air. Hardscrabb���������Struck Ih' biggest  bargain in town to-day you ovor saw.  You've got six teeth wot's got to come out,  ain't ye ?  Mrs, H.���������Yes, dunno but they'd bettor.  Wall. I stopped   inter   the   dentist's to  inquire 'bout it.    He charges a dollar each.  Whow I    Six dollars !    Just think of it I  Hut the teeth arc always aching and   ' Yes, I know. Wall, I went oil piirty  down-hoar ted ; but what should I see but  a new aign right .icioirat the street anel  y'd never believe wot I hat there now dentist told mo, Why, Marier, yorr kin go to  him and git the hull lot yanked nut for  nothin' ; the null flirty ot'ern, anel he'll  give ye a bran' now setfer five elollars.  -Does Away With Latch Keys.  Among    lire   lntost    inventions  with the natives was established., It is  said that ho has since secretly carried on  the trade on a largo scale in spite of the  prohibition.   (" "  He had some connection with the big  Indian tra'ders on the Zanzibar coast, but  nobody seems to know just what it waa. -It  ia probable tnat a large part of his original  capital was provided by them, and th'ey.of  course, shared in his  profits.  Some years ago he sent into the interior  a caravan of 2,000 porters. . It was said at  the time to be the largest'trading caravan  ever seen in tropical Africa with * the  exceptiou of one party sent to the coast by  Tippu Tib.'    '��������� '  In 1SS8 the'cruel' King of Ugauda,  Mwanga, was driven from his throne by  the Mohammedan element in his country  dominated by the Arab traders. As long -  as they were supreme Stokes could do  more trading in Uganda. The fact was  widely published, iu the following year  that Stokes was really the man who put  Mwanga back on the throne and enabled  missionaries to return to Uganda. Mwan- '  ga's native supporters were mostly mussed  iu the Bu.idu district, and it was Stokes's  guns and powder that enabled them to win  the day. i .        ,  .  , The missionaries have been very much  ashamed nf Stokes, aud have had little to  say about him for years, ,  During tho year nothing was heard from  Stanley, who was on his Ernin relief  expcdrtiori, arrd there1 were many reports  of his death, Stokes kept men in Ugauda  instructed to bring news ot the expiorcr to  tho coast by forced marches He withdrew  the men, however, just before Stanley  I reappeared.  Iho crime of which he was said to be  | guilty, and for which he was put to death,  is of the most despicable character. He '  was found guilty of supplving munitions  of war to the Arabs with which to fight  his own race. The whites have been at  win- with the Arabs simply because thoy  persisted irr raiding for hlaves,a murderous  business which all civ.'hzeil nations declared, at the Brussels Conference, must bo  suppressed.  was turned out for service again. In the  meantime old Granny Whittaker was found  dead and was buried in her garden, the  church people rcfusirr' to let her he in consecrated ground,  " For a week after 2fl0 was repaired she  run like a charm. Then ihey put her  back orr our run and Pete took her   ugain.  Blissful Simplicity.  It rs a singular ui-juuico of the simplicity  f-the average mind  to   watch   the   entire  ,.,���������.- i  fgooel faith rn  which   the  country    hou6e-   D    ���������      ���������     winch'0        - J  gen nit, bus given tho world is a eloor������knob keeper, wneu she lakes her walks abroad  which renders a latchkey superfluous. By 'and locks up her house, hides the key for  rotating the knob in the same rrj.mner as a . its discovery by any other memVer of the  safe lock until the proper combination is . family. As a matter, of course, she tucks  secured I he door can bo opened. The lock it away under tho doormat. It never  is susceptiblo of 100,00(1 combinations, and seems to enter her dear, unworthy head  ho who knows not or has lorgottcn the that every other woman of the place does  proper one cannot obtain admittance precisely the same: rhrug, and perhaps  through that door.  In Safe Hands.  What  has become   of all your  fine diamonds? They're etill in the family, I hope?  yes, my uncle has  them.  I every other woman in every other sirburban  j town.    She never seems to think that that  I is one place that any student of her human  ; nanrre who   had   burgl������rious  iriolirrntions  would seek entrance to the house by simply  lifting the tloorm.it.     He   *?oulei  lie   suro.  ������o find the key ry-Yiy for him t/'es.-s. PAGE 4.  THE KOOTENAY MAIL.  / BORN.  NEWMA>'.-At. Rej'velstoke, ori  Sunday  Sept. 22, the wife of Geo. Newman  - of a daughter.  B -vrboxs.���������At Wigwam, Sept. 23,  the  ������      wife of Thos. Barrons of a son.  LiTTtE.-YAt Revelstoke, Sept. 25,   the  ���������   wife of Jas. Little of a sou.  '    'Local, and Personal Briefs.  W. A. Jowett'wasin town yesterday.  ' Coal stoves, box stoves and parlor  stoves at Coursier's. . /  F. B.'YVells left for Nelson Thursday  night on a business' trip. (.  The'Nakusp brought up 2 cars of  Alamo and 1 car of Slocan Star ore on  Thursday.  Henry M. Stanley, the explorer, was  n. passenger on No. 1 Wednesday. He's  - making a tour of Western,Canada.  The wife and family of J. 0. Sqiiare-  "briggs arrived in town Saturday. from  Edmonton. Mr. Squarebriggs intends  engaging in business here.  Delegates from the Vancouver Board  of Trade are slated to arrive in time  to take the Nakusp on Monday for a  ���������visit to southern Kootenay.,  Genuine heavy all wool mackinaw in  .   jackets, pants and shirts at Coursier's.  H. J. Bourne and   his bride arrived  , -aw town last night.   Many of   Harry's  hatchelor friends were on hand to welcome the new benedict.  "R. W- Harrison, of Golden, has taken  a, position,in Sibbald's store. He will  be in charge during Mr. Sibbald's  .absence in the Big Bend.        ��������� <.  The Siwashes have concluded their  , .simi-anm-usiA vi������t.   The people here are  not sorry,  because  they   are   always  more or less\t menace to the. peace   of  the community.    ' -  .J.. D. .Sibbald left this week  for the  Big Bend. , He will spend some  time  '   at the Parks mine,   Smith  creek,  and  visit the French creek nnd  McCulloch  creek mines.  'iNew  flannels,    flnnnolletts,     jersey  - cloths, wool skirtings at Coursier's.  A party of Miss Swnnton's friends  ���������"surprised" her at the residence of her  sister, Mrs. J. D. Sibbald, last, night.  Miss Swanton leaves for Natiaimo next  -week.  , P. Arena is t'onstriicting a mci-*{,  luxurious pleasure craft. He'll christen  ,"it on Monday and those of his friends  who attend may be fortunate enough  lo get into the chainpagnu spray.  ��������� ' 'Slnwttf Redgrave! of Donald,  paid  a  - flying visit to town on Wednesday.  The sheriff is IhinlCing of imitating  ������avid Christie Murray, and giving us  what he has in "memory'*, lucky bag"  . un book form.  , J.,A. Mackay, cc inductor, on the S. &  O.branch of the O.P.R., went to the  - coast this week where, before his re-  ���������tuj-n, he will be married  Winter  -An^sente-Qts.  Ladies and Gentlemen,���������  Social assemblies will be held  in Bourne s Hall every Friday  evening throughout the season,  commencing October 4th. Instructions in the terpsichorean  art will be given each evening  from 7:30 to 8:30. .Full particulars may be had on application to Robert Gordon, Revelstoke Station.  J. R. HULL & CO.  Wholesale    and   Retail  BUTCHEES.  Mutilation' of a Cow.  Soiiieontt-perpetrated a fiendish act  of cruelty on Thursday by hacking a  cow with an axe. The animal' in  question has caused considerable  annoyance to owners' of gardens at  different times, but the revenge, taken  in this instance was almost develish in  its conception arid certainly most  brutal in-its execution. Rumor has it  that a woman is the guilty party, ->������t  it'seems almost impossible that one ot  the gentler sex could be guilty ot such  an act. However, every effort is being  made to discover the inhuman brute,  and, if apprehended, sex , will be no  urtlitatiun for the offence. The cow is  the property of H- A. Brown, ot tlie  Union Hotel.        - >  Purveyors of High-class Meats.  REVELSTOKE, B.C.;  All orders in our line will be promptly  attended to.  PUBLIC   AUCTION.  IlHE EFFECTS of the late Mrs. F.  E. Mattlaw, and also of the late  Pearl Henderson will be sold by public  auction on Saturday next, the fifth day  of October, at the house formerly  occupied bv the said Pearl Henderson.  Sale commences at two o'clock p.m.  Terms cash. Goods to be removed immediately after sale.  The snid effects consist of: One  drawing-room suite; two bed-room  suites ; contents of one kite-ben ; three  large,' near lv new. carpets; three stoves,  coal and wood; besides chairs (plain  and-fancy), tables, kitchen utensils,  lamps, linen, feather beds, bedding,  blankets, mattresses, table linen,, and  a large stock of Indies' fine clothing,  etc., etc., etc. Also jewellery, cons is t-  iiv of gents' gold watch and chain,  ladv's gold watch,and chain, ,five  plain and fancy gold rings, earrings,  etc., etc., etc.  0     Sympathizes With "Pants."' ���������  Sir,���������1 was much pleased to note  the point scored by vour correspondent  "Pants" in last issue*. ' It is a poor  rule that does not work both ways,  and if the merchants wish to control  all town trade let thein sui>-poit those  in town who have articles lo sell, for  instance there are so me ranchers near  to and in town who, have produce to  sell, and to 111 v knowledge one ol them  was aifionted vvitli" Llie information  that the goods he wns olleiing could  be shipped irr from outside at a, figure  cheaper than he was quoting. It was  a firm of merchants- who thus discouraged home industry with the  result that, the rancher was0put to a,  heavy expense to house his. crop. Ihe  hardy sorr of toil resolved from that  date that' he would send even lo Lhina  for goods if he could save ten cents by  doing so. If, the, dealers can wrtli  proprietv -.hip into town articles which  .can be p"i 1 chased here 'at. rates pro-  poitional to living expenses, why  should' not ,tlie laborer and honest,  farmer profit by the application of the  rule to buy in the cheapest market and  sell iir the'dearest.  Tkndkkkoot.  ; ���������/    NOTICE.  Notice is hereby "given that we intend to apply to the Dominion' .Government,,through its proper officer, for  the right to use for motive power the  stream running south' through the  C.P.R. and smelter townsite properties  in vicinity of Union Hotel and passing  by Sibbald's store���������in Hevelstoke,  B.C., not,diverting it from its course.  L. A. FKET-Z.  J, C. SQUAREIillTGGS.   ,;  Dated Revelstoke, Sept. ISth, 1895.  A One-Legged Railway.  'Win. E. Seeley, a resident of  Uraiiiard, Minnesota, who is operating  in the Karriy Lake gold countiy, has'a  novel railway scheme iii i/untemplatiou,  the'plans and specilieutioii-i of wlne-.li  ate attracting the attention of railroad men and machinist.-, generally.  The proposed road is to run from  Tower to, Uainy Luke City, on lire  Canadian border, over a route which  iin ordinnrv railway could scarcely Ire  run. The track ot Mr. See-ley's ro.-ul  will consist of a single rail instead of  two. and tire papers of this section are  to Miss Ella j already reremng to il as the one-  ' - ���������         great -advantage  Mineiiil Act, 18M, " Form l-V   ', '   r  Certificate of Improvements.,  NOTICE.  '   ,j    KING WII'MAM MlXKU.Vb ��������� CLAIM.  Situate- ur Uiu Trout Lake -Mirrrui,'  Division ejf \Ve-.l ICoiiiuiuiy Distr-reit. . take  N'otk-e.' tli.it 1. J lurry Abbott, free minors  -.'orliticuto No. .V..U1. inte-iitl,. sixty clays from  llic date hereof, to imply lo llio (lolel Uoiiniiis-  siuiicr for u ocrtiliuiUc of impi'iivcim-nt-.. for  tho pirriio*-o of obtaining a Crown grunt of the  above e.-muii. ,    .     ,'      1   ' ,  .  ���������\111l further take-notice. Unit nil verso chums  1HU-.1. be -.cut. to  tho. Hold   tlonrriiishionor  null,  action ceiiiinicricOil before the issuance of .such  ce.-liticateol'iiiil)roverne-nt*..  Dateel this suveiilucntli elay of facpti inber, 1H'.),>.  .....  i legged*  road. .   'i'he   ���������  ' ' claimed for tills .n;icl is  rt-s  cheapness.  ��������� ���������- "i ~ (  Ladner, daughter of Rev. Mr. Ladn  .of Lulu island.     c ��������� j it costing.less than one-half as nrue-h as  The social assemblies, of which | a regular double track, standaid gauge  notice' appears in another ,,,u,,,,r. | .vac, m ----j--^XlC'^J,  -lw,<wniso.s to be very successful. J i.st- 1 ra.. {s 1.lk( ()|1 to(> u,- thij piling, seven  class music, will be furnished by -1rv | in-eight feet from the ground. Tire  management, and all who enjoy I cars are to be constructed so that the  .lancing   and   desire   to   become   pro- \ *���������*���������������^Z^t ?������  will   be   loaded   ibL   nearly   equal     -is  .   ������������������ Administrator's Notice.  ���������>    In   (he  Count v   Court   of    Kootenay,  holden at flic li.ist Crossing of the  Columbia Hivei-;  In l,he m.-ilter uf James-N.  Fowler, deceased, nnd, , .   .  In the matter of Ihe Official   Administrator's Ael; dated the Fifth davof  Augu-t, A.P., 1S<J5: .      ^  T'TPOX HKAD1NC    lire   ufiieliivit, of  U     Alexander'   C.   Mi-Arthur,    it   is  ordered   that    .lame's   Ferguson   Armstrong,   Official   Administrator for the  t.l 1 e  Jjcieht irr the art should  not miss  opportunity offered.  Among, the   passengers   on  yesterday   morning' was  Lord  Kholto  "5*>'ouglas and   his   wife,    lie  0 ] possible, so that the   vehicle  Nei **������������������-��������� ! easilv and   smoothly.    That  '���������'"���������l'" 1 _.".-   .... ...:n I....,....,  will  th  cannot be upset, will be seen at.a glance,  , iij* the weight irr th-sui   will   be   below  attained I t,j1(. r<li|.    'i'he pile*- 'art* to Ive set ten or  .considerable   notoriety  irr   S.irr   Fran- ] twelve feet apart, arrd   will   lie  capped  level j Countv Com I.   District  of  cars I ...ball   * be     ailminis .nitcir-   of   all   and  singul.tr the- -roods'chattel--, right*; arrd  ride I credits   of   .lames >.". Fowler,   late   of  cars I Illccillewae'i. i'r*ee miner, deceased, and  .consieieraiiie   iioloi-ici.-.    m   0.1.11    j..'...-, ...i..v. wv.. ..f ������������������--,-  *���������- ,  ������,-������. la* winter by marr-yir.g a vari^j ^^S^^^ r^"TlTvlSi'  actress,    lie is a son of the Mar-qms ot [>y ii^^.^.y that -uch a wad has   al-  /~\ >^..l-v....m--      .iiw"l     !v!     niihimilnrr     11 \     lii t-*   1 .."... I ..   Iv .j������������it(wl     ^iic*. >i .^^t*i i\ 1 VY      ;i IIU  !,that this oi'der be published in the1  , Kootenay M.vir. newspaper, in i;ach  ! issue thereof, for the   period   of   sixty  ��������� '"Signed. CLKMKNT J. COK">T WALL,  ^ '      , C.C..I.  (Queensbury   and  is  paternal mansion.  returning  te>   tlrt  The N.Y. Central Gobbles a Canal.  ready been operated successfully, and  1 lli.itlie has (leinorrstrjaed by model.-,  ��������� that the plan will be a ���������jut-cess- in this  I case. One of the gre-at needs of the  i northern part of Mmne.-ntH is a rail-  I road irou'i Tower to Kainy I^ike ("itv,  j ami the residents of tlio-e -places are  ' more than enthusiastic over the. pro-  ' posed line.  Church Services To-morrow.  The most important deal of its kind  h> recent years came lo light Tuesday  "Ja.-rt, *vvh*-ii it, was leariie'C- lh.it the  >'cw York Central and Ifudnou rivei  <-arlroad had secured practic-al control  of all the- tonnage of the Eric canal, , ^^ F.rlher  nnd M'ilb thi'i-efoi-e, hereafter be in a 1 ^^ '^ ' ]0;,J()  position to control canal freight rates. I    j^,^  The scherue   to, sccirr'e  controLof   the,    ' ' ..,,,., ;,   ,.���������   \rr.,i������������������iv(  ,���������  . ,.        -i.i 1 ,.,,., Services Wi    be hi'ld in the .Methorlisl  Kl- e> c-iina   is -.,-ud    ei   have   been    con-        ���������"������������������������- ,  fn 11. ,.,,,,, fliiiceli bv Ui'V. . . A.  Wood Ui-inorrow  reived by the New,York   Confr.il   over , - l"iun   '>  K* J.' ���������    ;  ,0-ea,-agoa���������d   to   have   been   set.   in    morrung and  evening  at   II   and   ,..i).  /ipei.-ition   with   the   ope'iiing   of   the  jiieseut year's-easoii.    It   vvill   be   r*e-  llurt  the  Cenlral   at   once  Feytavin   will r:.-I������*br.lte  it. 111.    in    the    ('.itlmlir:  The creditors and persons intrusted  irr the eotarc* of the abeive named James  N. Fowlei. are requested within (><)  dar.-, of this drUe to forward te> nre,  per regr-ier-ed letter, l'rrll pal tie-tihirs of  their dairns, .-md aft.ci- the expir-ation  'of -.uch (jn da v--, I -bah proceed with  the- di-tri'jiili'ini of the estate having  regard onlv- to such claims as I shall  have notice of.  Ditc-el at Donald, Stir August, IS!).-,.  J. F. ARMSTKONO,  OiTai.il Administrator.  in,-inbored Ilurt the Central  1 i'ut lire rates of freight from Unlfalo j  U. Now York to a ligure thai the bonU ''  men of the canal were unable to  t'ompe-to with, anel as a result liu:  (-.tUi-Ost stagnation has pre vail eel in  .canal Vmimiics*. This, it now appears, j  ������v������s rrot merely an attempt by the  ^re.-it railroad corporation Lo kill the  raria), hut a part of the scheme to get  eciiritroj oi the canal boats. The rail-1  road i'orporal.ion worked stealthily  through (finis-jrries and cpriet.y brtright,  up all bonis, what was ostensibly .,,1  luiatim-n'n syndicate - being fi.lined.  The* boatmen signed articles lo handle  .-inly such freight jind jrt such rates as  weie specified by tin-freight coiiriirittci*  /if the syndicate. This rommii.tee is  .'composed of ofTle-ial- of the New York  4'CiiLral railroad. Any infringement  oi this regulation is   punishable'   by   a  fine of .Til 1 Kl.    The railroad also ass <- j  /tli iiioi-tgJigi's that may be on I he  hunts. There are many details to lire  deal, but.thc riniiij fact is that th'-  (Vi'iv' Yoik On trill gains absolute  K'oiit.rol of the cntiir teinnrige of the  J-'r-ie; e-analarrd that freight rati"- vvi.l  ,f?o'.up at.enure- It Is c-oiit.eiijpl.'itccl lei  '��������� wir-'e the rate', 11 certain ' percentage  'j, ������������������\:-;::-'.iix!>'.rjays ui.l.UJ JUjiw   ni.a.xin)iini 'i:*i  Slilliliey -clieiol at '2.:.'*).  Service vvill be held nl the Presbyterian Church iii-morrow ev-.-niiig at "ti'M  p.m. by Mr-. Guthrie Ferry. Sunday  School Jit '.i.  Th" regular service's of th" Knglish  chinch will be held in the schoollioiise  to-morrow at II a.m. and 7:^J p.m. by  lt"V. K. Volland. Sunday School at  2 .0 p.m.  *���������    N  Showing the D.ltejs and Places of Courts  of Assize, Nisi Prlus, Oyer and Terminer, nnd General Gaol Delivery  for  ,   the yenr 1895.  Kai.i, Ashiziw.  . .Thnt--d.iv.,20tli Sepfemlii'i-  .  .Monday". . Wlli Se-pteriiber  v ...Monela'v,   . 7i.h October  . ...Monda-v. ..1-Jilr October  ..l'Vieliiv"....lltii October  .W'.'diii'sdav.,.('l.h  Clinton ,  ltie-llli.-!el  Killllloop-  VlMUOU   .  I jVl ton  A ward eel  nighest  Iloii<������rs-->V"orUl,.s   -S'Y������ir  w Westniiir-tet'  November.  Vnncouver. .Mor1d.1v.   .11th November  Victorin Tue-el iy... lifti) November  Nnnaimn Tiu-d.-iv-.. .2lJth Novi'inber  MOST PERFECT  MADE.  A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Free  from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.  40 YEARS THE STANDARD.  COPYRIGHTS.  CAN I OHTATN  A   fATKNT?    Tot ������  prompt nnwe-r onel nn hcme>������t opinion, wrllo to  ,11 (;' N N ifc CO., wbo hJivej hitel nearly fifty yejeirV  oxporle'iico In tho pi������t������nt huielncBii. Cnmrnnnlc*.  tloiM Htrlctly confidential. A lliiii.ll.ooli of Information coiie'iirnlriir J'lttrnl* JUiel how to obtain thorn ooeit froo. Alno a axUiltmuo of uieyihan-  leal unel jeclnnf llio l.eioleji nnnt, fresi.  rntcnfH tiik.-n   llironifh   Miinn & Co. rorclvo  irmrii iicvjiiir. 1,111 itnnvi/ ��������������������������� ������������������m *���������������������������-<> l������ [Illl* i Ijr  |Jlr ...-,  Ijirijo.'it rlroe������li.tlon or any HCiontulo wejrlc in tliej  world. *;; iiyeinr, Sninpln copleiu iiont, Irejo. .  itiilldlnji; KdiLlon, inoiifclily; -fa.fiO a y������nr. Minnie  coi.los,-i.������ contd. Kvury nirintieir, oonliilim l.ejiui-  tlful platon. In COlorK, nilil iiliot/)|(riipli������ of imw  liliiiHOie. with plfinit, eieitilJlini! InillelorB io Hlieiw UiC  iale^Kl'leislKJin anil (wciJrooniilriir.lM. Aelelrcm ���������  :    W.UWN & CO., NBW'.lfgirK, .'������>'   "' *    '-.  COURS  CARRIES FULL LINES OF  Groceries, '" provisions,    flour,   feed. ��������� miner's  supplies,   stoves,  tinware, granite ware, hardware, paints and   oils,'   boots,  -: shoes; men's,' women's and .children's  furnishings,-,   dress,  eoods and millinery.    - ���������  O 1 ,  ���������  Dressmaking in latest styles.  EEYELSTOKB,       B.O-  - DONT -  -X But. if   you    MUST, marry  why btjzziz:.  GO TO  the Post Office store and buy  . complete stock of Gents  '    hand.'' Shirts,    Shoes   and,  your    outfit    there.      A  Furnishings1*- always'  on  Suits   a   specialty.   ,  MiiHTuI Art,, " K*inn K.'  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE. *  A IIItO'IT MINKItAI. CLAIM. Hlfimtii In  A MiuTi'Oiil. iJike- .Mlnlilk'DIvlrtlmi e.r \\ e.'Ht  KeVjlciiJiy IllHtrlut. Wlien: (..e'lilrel: on IIiilli'V  Creok. Trikei Noll.-c-tlirit. I. Iliirry Abbotl.. ������f  Vriiiijeiiivci', l!.(.\, froo Jilltiori* i-cl-tllle-iiti) Nei.  .Villi. itlK'iKl.iIxl) elav-H fi-iuii tl.ej Uiile liejrejeif,  ujiumlv lu tin'Ueilel Coiniiii>(MiiiicM- rur n i-cr-  tllli-ate:"eif lijipi-i.vi'inciilH. for tlie |inr|Hisc of  oi>i'iiiiiiil411 frown Ki-iuil of Die iiliovii uliiiin.  And riii-tliorlJikoiiolIci'.. tluil Jul vurj-ij  cliilm������  in imt he neml, to tin)  <"ol������l   r.iliimi'.Hlorii'r unel  ii.-lle.ri i-e.iiuiii.'nci'il lieiforc Llic IhMiiuui: of suuh  iiiirl llie nt'j of ii>i|jrov('iiie-iilH.  D.-vU*.) Ilii-r l<-nlli du}' "f May. 1������K.   ������������������.._,���������,  |ft.{lt ''���������  AIIIIUI 1.  TFfK  BEST AND CHEAPESTROUTE  TO   AN'IJ    KUClVI  All Eastern Points.  Tlir'MiKli 1'frnl ClinwrfU'CilibiK ('iirjoiiijl Teiiirlfct  ...(���������i!|iIiiK('rirMU(SU I'Jieil. Moiitrcn'      "  H'itlie-.Jlt i-Iihhkc  nliimi Toronto  ,-!l|.i:piiiKl'iirHUiSU I'mil.  ' '   nit i-Iihhkc  REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.  Alliititlc. Kx|iri"������iirrlvi'i< OrlAdally.  I'lie-illej " " l,,:-'i',  Ke.r full iiifoninillon n- lo rules1, tlrire'. ct������ ,  upply lo  I. T.   I'.rcvv^tcr.  A Kent. Hcvi'lpfolus.  fiKfi  Me-l. lifiii'V*;, ��������� ,, ,,  IH.ti-li'l I'n^i4ii|?cr Atfent-. ^ .nii-uiive-r. L.< ���������  Tnlim l.-iiviiiu; lli'viKtnk'' mi Simeluy-.  'MemiliiVH 11111I Tliin-.-ieliiy.-' ii;<mIcc! t f-iirince-tmil-e  with ' 'Ui',.-' 1'liliil.lnl' Htoftincr.-; Miutltohrv..-  " At.hnhiirt������ii"arrcl " Altmrlii." vvtiiei 1 lejavo���������J-oi-t  VVIIII11111 foi-(������v\-|.|i HiMinil e'veiry Suniliiy aim  Tliiirsebiy, and f������r "vVlnelHor- unel .Siirniji e;vi:rj  VVej.'.lliJHilliy. '.,    '���������...������������������.. ', : .  T.L.  HATG,  NOTARY   PUBLIC   -   -   REVELSTOKE, B.C.   ,  Mining and Real Estate Broker and General Commission Agent.  FIRE. LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE.  Representative of the Kootenay Smelting & Trading Syndicate.  _ ;o:   AGKNT FOR TROUT LAKE CITY, EVANSPOHT, KASLO *fc NAKUSP  "    "~CASH~iS- STILL IN IT." ���������  "i  t.i  H  Kl  jXJj.  "ii  ������    Vi']  ai  FOR PRICES ON 1  POTATOES AND HAY BY CARLOADS  OR OTHERWISE AJSTD BE CONVINCED.  He Also Handles  GENERAL GROCERIES - MINERS. SUPPLIES  <V_AiuI Other Articles too Numerous to Mention^  Address '/7 Revelstoke ~ Btati^B


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