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The Moyie City Leader May 21, 1898

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Array I)    \l  nffi w if nr^'  'OL. 1, NO. 6.  MOYIE jOtjy; B: C,,'��A�� 21, 1898,  $2^ A ^EAiipv,  'At  m  m  >��.��� >*i.-"^.' >*��.��� >*.��� N%.* ^*k'��S>.>Si  m  m  ���YCX  PC  if  -If  |?1  ivf  its  M  >j  If 4BT IDEAL TOWNSITE For-Business, and! ||  Pleasure; as a,'Residential Locality ^  '   ,"    Unequalled. ' .��>  Situated on Moyie Lake, Excellent Fish- JM  "    ing, Boating, Bathing  and  Shooting, . . ���   "^  MMsmmB  Not Sq ViWoxious "ypgn  This Oc&asioij,       ;  SPAIN GETS   HER   WORK   IN  '���    >c  &$P%J9& .MEE5I4NTS,  .BACKED BY PAY HOli^S.-^  Tiki   ;"\Ylckf;u    Ufittlc*,    Foufjct   XiA��ring  ..Considerable Destruction on  -<���������*-  <9  rocenes,  Minfis.a,\l>'itlaQ an hour's walk. ' .Good y/atcr  supply. Exceptional drainage facilifres.'.Has  ,;h'o bes'^p.iospocis.  I Tm JBusiejst and Most Talked of Town in $  [$>    ;    , EAST KOGTEN&Y.    ^ j|  I     ' , ���o-_.       ,        . '   ��� *  $.' G. g^PBEU'L, Moyie City,  B. G.      Vf/  m  %  ���**"*.^^ *^Z- '-^^ "^^--.   "��������������> i ���     ni   W~n     -W    'WIN     niil _Tlir ~rrr  _ ~~    _  ivnaarirutoinMmt  1 The C entr al H<  arA KITES* FOX<EY;.ft CO., Props.  The House Is-EquipT'C-l 'in^.l'ir.st Clais Siylo  Tliroitehout. Larsrc and Commodious Dining  Room." Rest Brands, of Wines, Liquors and  Cirpis eaa>K> Uad atlho liar. ' '  Headquarters'for Commencia* and  fining Men.  qvv.v.y.  AVKXUE, ���  -��� MOYIE  CITY, B. C'  le���������������������4$������������������������������������^  ,-w.w.mi.M uw  U  OF  _o   An Ideal TownsiteiMost Picturesquely and Delightfully Situated.  Key West, May 12.���When- tho  United States gunboat Hudson" came.'  up -to tlie government dock at 7  o'clock- tliis morning, the bodies of  five dead meg. were lying pn her deck.  Thoy wero tho remains of Ensign i^7.  Uagley and four.members of,the crew  of the torpedo' boat 'Winslojw,' who  were killed in'an engagement in Gar-  donas harbor yesterday.   ' ''  The engagement took  place  inside  the harbor.' The gunboat -Wilming-'  ton,  tlie torpedo boat  Winslow-and'  th�� gunboat, Hudson  were  the only  .vessels engaged.    The  battle  while,it.  lasted-,was terrific.   The  Wilmington1  and the Hudson wero ahead and.opened,  are on the Spanish'boats, which "were  lying at the dock,   and were   soon^  joined by the Winslow. ' In an instant  the-; Spanish gunboats were  pouring  shot and shell from all sides .upon the  Winslow, and a solid shot crashed into  her hull and knocked  out her boiler..  In a moment she .began  to roll  and'  rock helplessly and^as later towed to  the Pedras islands where her dead and  wounded were removed.  BATTLE' AT CIEttFUEGO.S. '  '  Key West, Kay 14.���Amid a .per-'  fcct'^torin of shot from Spanish .rifies  and batteries, the American forces cut  the cable at- Cieufu'egos Wednesday  morning. Four determined boat  crews from the cruiser.. Marblehead  and the gunHoafc Nashville, put out  from the ships, the coast having previously been .shelled. "When one  cable was cut aud the work was in  progress'on the other the Spaniards,  in rifle pits and battery in an old  lighthouse standing out in the bay,  opened fire, One man1 in a Marble-  head boat was killed and sir were seriously wounded.  ' After the Spanish had been driven  from the'rifle pits, many oi them took  refuge in the lighthouse fortress, upon  which the fire of the ships .had been  centered. A 4-inch shell from the  Windom tore the structure to pieces,  killing many and injuring others in  the ruin^. The Spanish loss is known  to have been heavy, the warships firing hundreds of shot and sheli right  into, their midst.  RINSES? QCTFJTTBTG A pPEOIALTT,  -Kef  -PROPRIETORS   OF-"  TheiiOnly Up-to-:Date -Hoatleryiin East -Kootena,;/,  -*3P-*-  2*^:g��"S"-z:^e 03W3F,  romx^xsiio: ��� .ooa^TTM^x-A..  litre..MAJESTY'S BIRTHDAY.  ���st fooienay \  Backed ^payrolls of the St. Eugene, Moyie ana  . Lake Shore mines.  For Further Information Apply to  LAKE SHORE ADDITION T0WNS1TE CO,  &�����������&3!!^i5S$^$^^*^^^^^*:5:5''''-'''^'^   ^   ^^ ^^ ^ f  'ft ' ~"  m  (ft  I  %  Tho Biff Tunnel.  M. H. Cowan wtis down from the  big tunnel near the head of the lake  yesterday. ' He says that less than 100  feet has yet to run aud it is expocted  this will be done by the 10th of June,  but of course the tunnel will not be  uuishedby that time, as the upper  bench in the north end is much further ahead than the lower one, and  this will have to be cleared away.  This is the only tunnel on the new  line, and a mammoth one it is, being  500 feet in length. , A. force or over  100 men is employed, and the monthly  payroll alone averages consideable over  $1,500. The tunnel cuts through a  precipice of solid rock which - extends  out into the lake, the water at the end  of which boing -150 feet deep.  The work has been vigorously pushed  under the successful management of  Mr. Cowan, and the tunnel when  completed will stand as the most difficult piece of road to build on the  Crow's Neat line.  AU Arrangements Kave .Beon   Pepfeciod.  for .tUs CaletiraCf'cm.  ' 1)   ..  At a meeting of a number of the  representative citizens last Tuesday  evening in the .store of the Moyie supply Co.,, it wac decided to celebrate  Hpr Majesty's^birthday^on=Ma-y���2-lth.  '.The-most suitable place for holding  the celebration was discusseu, and it  seemed to be the general sentiment of  the meeting to use the grounds at-the  foot of the lake foj.' that purpose. A'  subscription was circulated this' week  and a suitable amount of money was  raised for -prizes for the different sports.  J.' M. Lindsay attended to this matter  and'has also been .'appointed master  of'ceremonies for that day. . Short addresses will be made by Judge W. ,H.  Ffaser'andRev. B." J. MoPherson on  the life of Queen Victoria and ibe important events oi her reign.  The steamer Echo will make regular trips .during the day to and from  the celebration ground, and will also  make a'trip to the head of the lake in  the morning about nine o'clock and  give the people of Swansea, Sifton and  New Montreal and the people of the  railway camps a free excursion to  the picnic "grounds and this place. It  was decided to gather sit fc&e grffiuais  ot about 10:30 o'clock in the morning  and begin carrying out the program  immediately after luncheon. Every  person is expected to bring their own  lunch, but tables will be provided- in  order that all may eat together, thus  adding more sociability to  the  affair.  In the evening a dance will be given  ao the East Kootenay hotel.  .The following is  the  program decided upon by the committee:  Logs for tho BIUJ.  n G..R. Muir'a boom of 320,000 feet of  logSj which has  been tied up   at  the  head of ��� the   narrows   in   the upper  Moyie    lake   for   some'   time,    jyas  brought down to   the -saw   mill  near  here the fore part oi the week.   When  the'boom was turned .loose last  Sunday s, strong wind was   blowing down  the lake and the logs���befean to  scatter  and it looked , for a  time "as   if they  would drift to the foot of'.the 'lake and  into the swift current of  tlje river  before they -could be  stopped,  but "the  services of tbe Echo were brought into  play'and   the   logs were rounded up  again   with .but little  difficulty,   and  following day they were towed to  the  mill by  the  boat and   fastened.'' As  soon as a few of  the necessary pieces  of machinery arrive -Trom .the  cast the  mill will-be in   shape ior 'turning  out  lumber, and a fine lot of logs   axe now  on hand for that purpose.  Key. McPliersott Arrives.  Rev. R. J. MoPherson, a young Presbyterian minister recently from  Queen's college, Kingston, Ont., arrived here last Sunday and held services at the Moyie feotel the eame  evening'. He delivered an Interesting  sermon, fc�� his congregation, taking his  text from the -fifth chapter ot St.  'Luke's gospel. S. W. Murphy officiated as organkt.  Rev. MoPherson will make  Moyie  City his headquarters this summer.  | O, CAMP BELL, Proprietor. ft  1 This Hotel:* New and well.*urnUhea The |  Tables arelSupplied: with *^ *��*_"�� }  Market affords. The Bar 1S Filled with |  the Best Brands of Liquors and Cigars. |  /ft  ft  <(>  ft  ft  ft  ft  i  Steele  HEADQUARTERS  FORCOMMKRCIAL  AND MININGMEN.    ^^^ COMJHBIA, ?  (p   MOYXK CITY, ��� ~   ,        " "'  S. A., Soott started for Fort  yesterday.  Rev; Mr. Oliver, > in; charge of the  Presbyterian mission of, the C, N, K.  with headquarters at Wardner,wa8 in  town Thursday evening on his way  east from Nelson.  While olearlng the ground for the  celebration at the foot of the lake yesterday a falling tree struck E, Miles  Law lor across the back and shoulders,  severely injuring him.  Divino Bervioo will bo conduoted by  Mr MoPherson in tbo dining room of  the' Moyio Hotel at 7 ;80 o'clock tomorrow ovouing.  TUB PROGRAM,  1.���Gentleinens' flag race, 6 flags $2.25  2.���Ladies' "      "     3   "    ' 2.25  3.���Gentlemens' sack race 25 yds. 1.50  ���I.���Ladies'   memory  test .... 1,50  5.���Gentlemen's three legged race  25 yards..,.''.-.,.... ..'���-. ...1.50  6.���Boys under   12   years   three  legged   race. .*......... '��� ��� i.- ��� 0.7o  7.���-Girls, under 12  years  test- oi,  memory......,. 1...... -.��� 0.75  8.���Needle and thread race..... .1.75  9,_lTugof war, six  hotel keepers  against all comers.  . keg ot beer  ji  T,a Koi Mlno Sold.  The biggest mining deal ever consummated in the northwest was settled in Spokane last Saturday, when  the final papers were signed transferring the Le Roi mine to the British American Corporation for $3,000,-  000. The terms of the sale are $500,-  000 cash down and an equal payment  monthly until paid. The Le Roi was  owned principally by Spokane men,  and the amounts which eaoh will receive run all1 the way between $80,000  and $432,000.  The Le Roi property was one of the  first disooveries in the Rossland district. The ord is a copper silver with  a small per oentage o�� gold, and assayed but$'i.50 on top. There are a  numbor of properties in East Kootenay which ourrioa tho mvme oharuatorB  of ore. Thc jiroweot om Avortvgo por ton  is *34i,70,  The Uljou Group.  Geo. Watson and Wm. White, woo  have been doing assessment work on  the Bijou group on the west shore of  the lake, left for Fort Steele yesterday,  having completed their contract The  Bijou is owned by Messrs. Ellon aud  Drew oE Fort Steele, and tho work  which was recently done has shown  up tho property and added to its  value greatly.  LOCAL iBBIEFS.  Moyie lake has been rapidly rising  for the past>week or.ten days.      '    -  Fred Pieper made a trip to Fort  Steele the fore part of the week.  Sam Hammond, bookkeeper for the  C P. R. at this place, returned Monday from Nelson.  Dan McLeod, Dave McBeth's private secretary, was in the city a few  hours last Tuesday.  Chas. Diamond and A. Hogg wero  out on a prospecting expedition on  Pfl'dmer's bar this week.  O. Fraser, who has been a resident  of this place for some weeks, departed  yesterday for Fort Steele.  Wm. Tearney, bartender at the  East Kootenay hotel, read signs in  Cranbrook the fore part of the week,  Carpenters are at work remodeling  MoMahon Bros.' store and making  room for their spring stock of   goods.  M, G. Bunyan of Swansea returned  home last Wednesday from an ex-,  tended trip to Ottawa. His brother  returned with him.  Tho proprietors of the Central hotol  nro having their barroom floor loworoil  und other Improvements made ou  tholr buUdiug.  ,Remember the  auction  sale   to ,be  held in Ford Steele Saturday, June 4th  for the sale oi four and a half acre's of'  government land in this city.  A bunkhouse 20x4.0 in- fii^e is being  built at. thc St. Eugncr' mine, and  exery thing is being made roady. for  increasing the working force.  Sam 'Hammond, who has had  charge of thc C. P. R. store at this  pluce, has been removed 'to tho Logging camp to accept a similar position.  FOR SALE���One team, harness  aiid wagon. . Both Jiorses youngv  sound and weigh over 1,300 pounds  each. For further particulars, apply  at J. Haskins' camp, near here.  Hereafter the mail will leave here  on Tuesdays, instead of Wednesdays  as heretofore. This change has been  inaugurated in order that mail'from  here may reach Fort Steele in time to  catch the outgoing mails for Golden,  Wardner and Kaliepei.  Joseph Neiderstadt returned Wednesday from Spokane, where he went  to get supplies for his brewery. Mr-.  Neiderstadt, boing an excellent brewer.,  will, manufacture a beverage that will  make Moyie City as famous as did the  Schlitz beer Milwaukee.  J. E. Angers, one of the Northwest  mounted policeman, who have been  ���traveling with the paymaster ovor the  Crow's Nest road for the past few  months, has been stationed at this  place to assist Sergeant Clopp in  in maintaining peace and order.  TJiafi. Telephone I.ino.  "When the business admits of   con"  turning1 our line    from  Swansea    to  Moyie City and when we can  receive  sufficient patronage  from Moyie,   wo  will continue the  line to that place,"  diiid Manager Quain two  months ago.  '   He has demanded "the earth" from  this   place, aud  becauso  Moyie City  business men didn't bow  down to  tbe  festive telephone company  by  giving  one-half of the townsitc and an '-interest its.  the  St.  Eugette,  Moyie,   Lake  Shore, Aurora" and   all   the   leading  mines in the vicinity, the  line  avoidiT .  Moyie City and  chases off into  the  mountains to some   mountain   grotto  where an   interest  in   some   wildcat  mining claim may be taken in as perquisite,  Moyie City can stand on its bottom,  and is not jealous of -any  legitimate  town in JEaab Kootqii^y nor fchoso that.,  are simply    ou   paper.   Where   tUo  mines are, there is where the town  will be.   The 0. P. R. ia building it a  road into this country to transport the  mine   produots;  it  is   not  avoiding  Moyie City���the chief I mining town ia  the oountry���and we see no reason  why this popinjay  manager of a usually good company ahould dictate the  judgment of aioyie citizens   with   a .  suggestion of Pomory sac. (Steps are  being takon by our oitiaons and those  of Bonnera Ferry to run a telephone  line from that plaoe lo Moyie and on  to Steele   with  a fair  understanding  with tho telegraph line to Jennings.  W. M, CUntl/itouo IS We��i��.  Aa we  go   to proas   tho  sad news  roaches' boro that W. IS. Gladstone ia  cloud, Invviog pwHued awny Hiat TUuw  du y.  ��  mBEffieaasra^BBSSSSS -ftMwy**_ "*>�������� wrmxwrm  S��JMV��'-S  %  t    ,  - 1,  /  HOff HI ION HIS BRIM.  BV GKOROE HEPWOHTJI.  ^  CHAPTER I.  Paul Plumb sat in thu   smoking-room  ��� nf   tho   Hotel   Mars;    watc  -. Jraden-fo'.tcd hours drag th'  along.   ��� llo  had "nothing u> do, was in a  perfectly   quiescent   smto'  of   mind, and  nimi'i-ii' himself   as   best   ho   could   by  watching thu various   facial   expressions  .-if t.hu-,0 who sauntered   in and ihen meandered out.  Where is tho Hotel   Mars?    Woll, it   is  one   of   those   amiable   edifices     which  iwonhi Ihi ("finally satisfied  with   itself in  any quarter'of the  globe.     Tho   landlord  ,'lind a very   benign    countenance,    which  beamed at every new   comer   but   developed inerrable line-; 'when   ho   objected  .to ivrtain iiems In hi--, bill.     The waiters  \vnve ci:ve.>>-iveiy   polite,   until   they, re-  i-elvcl their   fees, and .then   helpod   you  pn with your overcoat,   and (gavo   you a  gentle push into   the outer   world.    The |  clerk always addressed you by.,your right i  'name.  1 Ic never said "Certainly,  Mr.���/' j  '  ami then   couched.     Thut  is   ono reason ;  why 3'aul always went to tho Marx.   His ���  rather feeble notion   lhat he   was a   per- j  soilage rather than a mere,  person, some- {  body quite worth   remembering, was en- I  cournged, and   the   rhythmic'  waves   of I  'gratification,  washed   thc   sands   of   his |  nothingness^   To bo regarded as somebody |  Jn particular,   oven   wlien   you   are conscious that it is au   empty   compliment,  and that the next   comer, . though -from  tho backwoods, will be received with she  same personal  distinction, has   a   charm  of its own.    Bo   Paul   always   swore   by  tho,Hotel Marx, and does to this day.  His cigar had outlived its usefulness.  It had,served the purpose of throwing  him into a brown study, but its magioal  power was waning, and,, ho had just  hurled it into the fire-place, when,- on  looking up, hu saw the faco of Jnok  ^Combers.  "Iii the iiurao of all tho gods as onco!"  ho cried, 'as ho gavo the newcomer both  Ids hands. "From what passing cloud  did you drop, my boy/"  Jack and Paul were of the class of  ���'SO. ln mathematics, Paul led Jack by  head and shoulders, but. in Greek they  ���wero check by jowl. It was a glorious  and stimulating rivalry, but Jack could  /study two hours a day longer than his  Juhum, and tho valedictory, therefore, fell  to his lot.  Such a physique .. as .Tack's you don't  often see. Ho was five feet, cloven inches  in height, had the head cf Pericles, was  forty-two inches around che chest, turned  tho scales at one ninety-five, and , could  '���whip half the gods on Olympus out. of  their sandals. Paul wasn't a bad hand  with the dumb bells himself, and as for  the clubs���-.veil, the. broken-nosed old  professor of gymnastics used' to flatter  him on the sly. but .lack could outrow  and outrun him two to one. His back  muscles wore tiie delight of the medicos,15  and his staying power and pluck wore  ��� simply marvels. ,;  "���Why, I thought you were in Australia,'"' said Paul.  "Humph! I saved the sea-sickness and  thc passage-money," replied .lack'. "Too  i'ar from homo, Paul. Couldn't bear the  idea of mixing with a lot of colonists,  incipient brigands, arre.-,ted developments  and the Lord knows what. So here I  am, gummed ou the back, and war  ranted co stick." <���  '   "This is   luck.    Jack.     Why,    I   don't  Jtnow how   to   properly   express  myself, j  Como, sit clown, old boy, and   Jet's have i  n talk." '  '���Poor Jack:-'  "Keserve your comments until you've  seen her."  "Hut the ghost! What connection,,is  thero   between  a ghost and your    wife?"  '  "Ahtl yes,  that ghost!  Paul.     Thank   Heaven   for  'I had ��. dream, which   waa  not all n dream,' says I'yro'iil Well. I  s*.w a ghost, which was not all a, ghost,  ling a few j I must tell you that yarn sonic time,  r slow length j It's rather long, but I guess it will  nmu.se you. Think of tho ' stilly night,  tho wee sma' hours, flesh creeping with  Horror, eyes rolling in a, fine fren/.y,  thunder roaring overhead and your humble i-eiyvaut drinking witch's ..broth and  wrestling with an apparition, Ha, ha,  my fine follow, it's a story worth telling,'.  I assure you, and when you have leisure��� "  "Jack, I haven't anything but leisure,  aud if yon don't want mo to suffocate  in the smoke of .internal conflagration  you'll begin to pipe your lay at once."  "What! Now:-"  "Of course���now.- Isn't it Emerson  who says that now is all the time, yon  can reckon on, or words to that effect?  Do yo'u suppose I can stand the strain  an hour longer' without being coopered,  with iron hoops?. Come, I'll ring for cigars, and with m'y-fect on the t-ible, in  tho reposeful attitude of a' listener, you  shall spin your yarn."    , "  And so it was agreed.  "Not here, Paul. I hate to talk in a  room full of listeners. See! That fellow  yonder with a cast iu his eye and a lo'p-  js 1 ded nose has already pricked up Ids  cars for a littlo gossip. Haven't you a  corner somewhere where wo can bo  alone:-'" . . "  "Why, yes, in tho .parlor. No, that  won't do.. Women are more curious than  men. Bless me, Jack, what's tho matter  with my room? It's only a six-by-nine  Bky-parlor, but it will servo our purpose.  Come alongc"  Ten minutes later I hey wero having  tho merriest chat you ever heard of.  First, of course, various reminiscences of  college-days passed iu review. They  wanted to know what had become of this  fellow and that in their class, which of  tho professors had died, and whether tho  process of.ossification was still going on,  yvith its oid-t.imo vi^or. iu the brain of  the president. Then they came to moro  serious matters. Paul gayly recited the  story of how many things be hadn't  done, and why he happ incd to bo loafing  'around the Hotel Marx on that auspicious morning.      ; '       ��� ���>  "And now, dear' lather-confessor,"  paid Paul at last,' "I've told you all I  know and seino things I don't know  fibout myself. What have you been doing, .Tacky Don'r. iissuino thut sheepish  expression as though you had just been  collared for picking pockets, .but just  tell the plain, unvarnished'truth. "  "I think I shall   surprise   you, Paul."  "Trumped your partner's ace, eh?"  -    "No,- not quite that."  "Been doing something to bo ashamed  of?"  "So, something I'm proud of."  "Well, Jack, then you can't surprise  me, for that is just what 1 should cs-  ,licet you to do."  "Paul, I'm married."  "What!" exclaimed Paul, and he must j  havo opened his eyes pretty wide, fori  .Jack came at him with: ���  "Paul, did j-ou ever see the Bubo Vir-  giniana, alias, the great-   hornod owl?"  -'���   "What do you mean?" asked Paul.  'Nothing, except that   you   happen to  IL  "Well,'Paul, lend mo your ears, and  let uio eonunond myself to your p.i-  l.ionco. I am glad to tell you the story  of my love-making, for id is as' pleasant  to mo as , a walk through a field of  clover-blossoms. On my lK>noi\ I didn't  intend to get ' married, but if 'Heaven  will Insist on tumbling into a fHlow's  lap, wjiat is ho to do? You will foijglvo  me when you see my wifo.  "By tho way, my boy,, hand me"~tiiat"  pouch of Virginia "leaf. .When a man is  in mystato of mind, the cigar too faintly  expresses his happiness: ho must' burn  incense to his goddess in tlio bowl of a  pipe.  "Now, then, do ,you remember that  my sister Imogen had a bud fall during  my senior year? I told you about it at  the time, " but you were plowing up  Greek roots aud it mado no impression  on you."  "Certainly I do, .Tack';,she was hurt  by a runaway horse."  "Yes, and tho nervoin shock camn  near costing her her life. She is a plucky  girl, though, and for ' a while pulled  along famously; but about- eighteen  months ago, somo rather alarming com- ���  plications set in, and the doctor insisted  that, she should go to tlie 'soa-shorc. away  from the everlasting, tumult ot fashionable society. What she jvantcd, ho said,  was some of tho 'roll on, thou deep and  dark-blue ocean' influence. Tho salt air,,  might give her an appetito, and us one  criCcker served her for ., three square  meals, with enough left over for breakfast next morning, this seemed rather  desirable.  "Of course the brunt of the business  fell ou mc I had to pack my grip-sack  and start on an exploring expedition. I  answered -even' advertisement ia tho^pa-  pors. irou ought to go through that experience and, my word for it, you would  bo sober for tho rest of your natural lifo. I.  Onn man wrote that' his placo was all  (hat a mother's- .heart could wish, and  that tho houso commanded tho finest  prospect iu that section of tho country.  Wiien I got there, I was welcomed by a  cloud of mosquitoes that darkened, tho  sun, tho houso was a rickety, tumbledown concern, its clapboards nnd shingles  fairly yawning. On inquiry, I also discovered that tho region was infested by  four kinds of chills and fevor, no you  could pay your money and take your  choice. Tho man who trusts to advertisements is pretty sure to fill a premature grave."  "Vou had hard luck, old follow," suggested Paul. "Probably you were on tho  still-hunt for a corner of paradise."  "No; I ask for nothing but the comforts aud conveniences of life. I'm not  over-particular, but when the doctor tolls  me to got on top of a hill I don't want  to settle in a mud-holo."  "Well, did you persevere?"  "Yes,, and at   last, , about   fifty   miles  from here,    struck   just   tho    right spot. |  That is where tho family aro hov.' living;  and sho is there, too."  "Ivy and columbine and honeysuckle  and all that sort   of thing,  oh?"  "No, but a right up-and-down, common-sense, old-fashioned place. I was  riding along leisurely, ono day���hot as  blazes It was, too���and was up to tho  chin in disappointment. A point- of land  which stretched far-out, to sea and was  fringed with rocks attracted;, my attention. The white caps dashed against the  shore, and thc cool -breeze was .very refreshing. On a.> knoll, with ;,tho whole  Atlantic in front and a wooded area at  the side, was the quaintest house '> y'o.ii  ever saw. 'Spine poet built that,' I'said  to myself. 'I wonder if ho could bo induced to move out?' I wandered over the  grounds for half an hour, thinking that,  perhaps, I was dreaming. Tho site was  simply perfect, but the lawn was overgrown and a, rather mysterious air of  neglect pervaded tho place. To my surprise, tho house was deserted. Not a human being, not oven a dog or. a horse or  a cow.was to be saen. That struck me  as so odd that I ventured up on the veranda and peered through the windows.;  Not a sign of lifo anywhere.  "Then    I   knocked.      No   answer.     I  knocked again,    louder   than before, and  pretty soon a littlo, old   woman,  such as ,  you see in a nighmaro, made her appear- j  anee.  She looked old enough to be a relict i  of   some  'butelior   or   baker   or   candle- j  look liko that   specimen   of ornithology, I stick-maker' of Pharaoh's time, and   hor  that's all. I promised to surprise, you, .j  didii.'ii.I!-'" Paul nodded, for tlie news j  rendered him speechless. "Well, I'vol  done it." ���!'���-  ' "Great Scott! Married! You, Jack-.1  Nombers, conlirmed bachelor, woman- j  hater, etcetera,' etcetera?" j  "Yes, Paul.     The    bachelor   nail'  was |  driven in   to    its   head,    but   it   wasn't ;  ���dinched on the under side..    Fate yanked  ir- out with a claw-hammer, and   here   I i  am."        ���'���-., '   '   ' J  ,' - "But wasn't this rather sudden, Jack?" !  "Perhaps It was. Death and marriage I  {ire liable to be sudden, you know." i  "Well, that's very odd. I can't get used j  to the idea. I'm sailing on au unknown ]  sea. Why, the news knocks me on rny j  beam ends. 1'ni a total wreck. What'  ou cart!) could have made you marry, j  Jack?" j  "First, a ghost, Paul, n;id second, a i  woman." I  "Thanks, Jack. ,j| It's awfully  good   of j  you to inflame    curiosity    in    this. way.  I'll come, never  fear;    but   perhaps   I'll  ���wait- until the honeymoon is over."  ' "Better fix an  earlier   date,    my    boy.  That moon has been screwed tight at the  full and is going to last.     There   are   no  pclipses and there is no waxing andwau-  '. V.!i��r in my inf.'i'i.iiotial Ci.rmiiuienC." '  wrinkles were deeper than the furrows  mado by a subsoil plow. But she didn't  know anything; could give no information whatever. I asked a thousand questions, but got. no answer. Sho merely  pointed toward tlio village, nnd then,  iier patience' apparently exhausted,  slammed tho door in my face."  "A pleasant introduction to your new  property, Jack."  "Wasn't it? I didn't know whether.to ,  be mad or to laugh, so I swnllowod a-j  dose of both.  "Well, I found tho real estato agent  after a while, and nekod him about the  place; but ho was non-committal. That  marie me feel rathor creepy. i  " 'Who owns the place?'' I asked.        .    j  " "The widow Grink,' he answered.  ".'How much land is there.?.'  "'About ono hundred and twenty1  acres.' '" '      i  " 'Is it for sale?' ���' |  " 'Yes, and has been  " 'What is the, price?  . " 'Anything   within  swerr-d.  'But nobody wants to buy it.'  " 'Why, it's the handsomest silo within  u score of miles!'  " ' For sure.'  "'.And nobody will mako a bid for.ic?'  " 'Only one man, Stephen   Coggrf, who  for   three years,  ho  reason,  m-  Hv& witlun a dozen runs ot the g.U9'  way, and the, widow won't take it.'  " 'Then thore must be something radically wrong about.the hou'sb?'   (>  "Ho nodded in a very ominous way. ������  " 'Is tbo drainage bad? Is the water  brackish? Is it unhealthy?'  "'No, nothing of that sort.'  '"Won't you kindly explain, then, for  I confess I'm getting dizzy.'    ___-BrCTB3wt��-.i��BKjDcju��rrs������CT����v--��^'��  That girl ought to   be   prefcrvect   in nm- "  ber as the only one of the   kind in exist-  -...tfy-Vj .KJXL-J. jr-Am*.  (. ence.  "Ho shrugged   his   shoulders, and  re-  ' "Then you can understand why I was  impatient ro interview that ghost. A  good deal depended on it, you sec."  Paul smiled and nodded, at tho same  time pufling a great cloud of smoko to  the ceiling.  "The next afternoon 'I went by rStephen Cogg's house on my way to tho  new place. Ilo'was sitting ou the veranda  nnd  hailed   me.    There   was   something    about the felow I didn't like.    Ho had a  asked.    'Is that truly f great,"bushy head like a   lion's, and   his  ���the only   reason why.i oves wore so deep set under   overhanging  , brows that you had to look twice before  vou could seo them, and then you discovered they were full of fire and cunning.  'Coggn wants that land" wasA tho first  thought that flashed into my mind, and  ;I can't tell'why, but that, fact seemed to  have some connection with thc ghost.  " 'Going to tako another look at tho  Grink estate?' he asked.  '"Yes,* I answered, "I thought I  would.' ���' '���  " 'Haven't, given it. up, then?'  " 'Not qiiltV 1 replied, 'and I don't  think 1 shall yet- awhile. I always did  like llaunted houses, and ��� I .proposo to  spend the night there.'  "'So, so,' he said. 'You ar,o rather  rash, a ni't' .vou? Don't reckon your life  of much account, perhaps?'  "'Woll,' I said, 'I liko tho situation,  and I'm going to have a littlo talk with  the ghost" and see- If I can't arrange matters amicably.'    -   ,  '(With that he wished rno a. pleasant  time, and I went on. "   '  I'Tho old  woman, that is   tho relict of  plied iu a dreadful monosyllublo:���  ,   '"'Haunted!' , ,  "I never felt so relieved in my life.  " 'Is that all?",I  and on your honor  nobody will buy the house?'  " 'Isn't that reason enough?' lie asked.  "I broke into a hearty laugh.  "'You are   not   afraid   of   ghosts?' he  queried.  " 'No, why should I be?     I .expect   to  bo one myself, some time.'  ���i "Then ho told 'mo   that   Coggs   could  giro mo   further   details,   but   that   the  widow Grink lived   in the city, and   if I  really want-mi to buy, ghost and   all, she  would-probably make satisfactory  terms.  "So,I came here post-haste, hunted tho  old lady up and found her.    I found her  daughter also."  '-'   V Your present wife, Jack?"  "Precisely."  , '    "Well,(this is a pretty little drama, my  !��� boy:'   I didn't   Iniow   such   things   ever  |  happened off the stage.''  "J, didn't mean to fall ln lovo with  that girl, but it was my fate, and I  couldn't help it. You see, I hadn't any  wiiruing'of the danger. Tho first thing I  know, I was gone. Then, 'of courso, It  was too lato.   ,  "Well, as I was abput to say, I found  the two ladles living in very straitened cir-  . cumstanees. Tho old man had been a  vicionary sort of creature, who never understood why he couldn't spend his dollar, and-keep it, too.- He began lifo with  a snug' littlo fortune, and bought this  beautiful placo with the hopo of living  thoro to aripe old ago and then starting  from it to Heaven. Ho kept spending his  principal, first on the houso, then on the  stables, then on tho 'windmill, then on  clearing up tho grounds; and when the  'bank cashier sent him word that his  funds wore gone, ho took to his bed and  died. A nice fix for two women to find  themselves in! The property had absorbed <���  about twenty thousand dollars, but they  wore willing to sell tt for ton. It had ii.  bad name, and nobody could stny there  over night. Tho bolls rang, tho building  shook on its' foundations, and bedlam  was let looso. One man only���that is  Coggs���was willing to tako it off their  hands, but lie offered only three thou- J  sand;,and as the ghost might get.it Into j  his head to ohm- out at any time, thoy j  refused tho offer. ' |  "My visits to tho old .lady wore rather  more frequent than was required for  strictly business^purposos, and I lingered  in tho city for nearly three months, at  the end of, which time���"  "Cupid got in his deadly work,''' remarked Paul.  "'Two souls with hut a single thought,  Two hearts tiiat lu;at as one,'  and all like that,.)you know."  "Yes, and you may joke as much as  you pleaso, my boy, at my expense."  ,"All right, Jack. I am immonsoly interested, even if I do quote from 'Ingo-  iuhi'. ' Now, then, what next?"  CHAPTER III.  "When I say lingered about three  months ln t.ho .city I don't mean to imply that I neglected tho business in hand.  Thc city was my headquarters, and I  made six or eight flying visits to tho  village and the old homestead.  "One day Sirs. Grink said, as though  she were raking among reminiscences:���  "' I can't quite understand why that  houso should be haunted. My husband  Frank was one of thc bost-natured men  ia tho world and hadn't an enomy either  in this world or the other ono. That a  malignant spirit should hang round that  onco happy liome, where no scandal ever  grew, is beyond my comprehension.  Sometimes I have a suspicion that it  isn't n ghost, after all.'  "Then I took a sudden ^-resolution. I  was almost startled' by tho force with  which it entered my mind. Liko a robber, it seemed to break tbo door down  as it came in.  "'I havo it!' I criod. 'I'm going to  spend a night in that house.'  "Louise,I noticed, look"d at mo with a  startled glanco, and, as nearly as I could  discover in the dim light, her checks  were pale. That was tho first consciousness I had that she regarded me as anything more thun a casual acquaintance.  ."'Yes,' I said, Til take the morniug  train,-.and to-morrow night I'll .'knock,  that gho-it out.-or ho. shall 'knock :me  out.' .--- \ '''''-.���        ,  '. "Tlio ladies tried to , dls'suadomo, but,  clearly., ..it..'was the '.manly -thing to do,  and I .was. b<iuml to do it. In tho iii-ht  place, I wanted the house for my mother'  aud sister, and, in the'.second place, the  mystery had a fascination for ine.  '���"Beforo I started on this eccentric mission, I managed.to get Louise alono and  'bluntly, told her I loved Tier and wanted,  to make her my wife. You haven't had  that .experience yet, Paul; or 'perhaps.,,  you.young rogue, you havo hnd1 it, and  it's locked up iu tho safety deposit as a  secret." , .  "No,"   answered   Paul;   "tho   net   in  which the fowler is to catch tiie bird has  not yet been   woven.    When.it is, I shall  not be refused a.s you were, ;iny boy."  : "How do you know I was refused?"  "By your voice and by a certain' pre-;  sentiment I have."  "'You aro right* old fellow. I was refused."  "On what grounds, pray?. I always  thought you worth having. A girl must.  be mighty particular.- to. rofuse a good-  looking fellowjiko you. with ten thousand a year."  "Well, sho said plainly that it was all  on account of tho ghost."  "What, in Heaven's name, had tho  ghost to do with it? That must have  been'a ruse." ..  "No, it wasn't; and thc ground sho  took did her great honor, I think."'  ."Humph!" .  "Yes. Sho said that-If tho house was  haunted, it must be by her father's  spirit. She didn't know any reason why  , ho could not rest in the grave, but If ho  was not, it must be because ho had done  something which neither her mother nor  she knew anything about. Possibly he.  had committed somo wrong and was  anxious to havo it righted. She admitted  that she loved mo, and that, under- other  circumstances.' she would give me both  her hand and her heart. But, she added,  the family name was all she had to  oiler, and until that had beon relieved  from suspicion, sho couldn't think of allowing me to go any further. Wasn't  that pretty high ground   to take, Paul:-"  "Yes, ic was, Jack. 'So shines a good  deed in a naughty world.' Ten thousand  hi sight, and she   hesitated   to accept ic.  O DUIMi  UAIITKU  8, IU. 12 Cordova sirect  S010 Water hi red ��� ��� .  Vacouver,  SUPPLY  Complete Outfits   -     V  Klondyke-Yukon Geld Fields'.'"  Ac have the largest siock on-t.ho coast  and  can   outfit^mrliod  on'short'  notice,     We'can' also supply pack or woik horses at reasonable prices.  . .  JVl^vJST  ^������<  �����  FOR FINE      ."  ���WINES'AND CHOICE CIGARS  the' Egyptian mummy, pave mo a welcome  that,was not entirely- cordial. She emitted a 'series of grunts liko an asthmatic,  trombone, but made up a very decent  bed in tho second-story, front. I had an  oil-lamp, a couple of novelettes, some  choice cigars and a good deal of curiosity.  'Tho moon', managed to get up light  enough to give- everything a ghostly  look, and I sat until eleven, wondering,,  whether I .should live till morning, and  if I did, what kind ot a story I should  have to tell, and then deliberately un-  drcs'ed." -'   ,-.  "'Deliberately, eh?" cried Paul. "You  didn't jump into bed and pull tho coverlid up over your face, then?"  "No, because, don't you see. I had  letters of introduction to the stranger from  boyonnd tho grave, and wanted to deliver them. 1'J.o sooner the circus begun,  tho sooner it would be over. I didn't  drop asleep, however, for a full hour;  nerves a littlo excif-d, I suppose; but bo-  fore, twplvo I was ln the land of Nod.  "I think it was thu shuffling of feet  that.rou=cd mo. I had an impre-sion that  the room was ' uncomfortably full of  people, and that they were having high  carnival. When I got my eyes well  opened, I could discover only one rather  undersized goblin, who was dressed iu  black, and had a huge hump on his bahk.'  For about two seconds thero was goose-  flesh all over mo, and three or   four cold  ADDRESS1  **-.  NRLQON,  25���������������� ��������������������������������<  ; * Seagram's, llje Whisky -  0 ...  Special Agencies:  THISTLE BLEND SCOTCH "WHISKY,  -'.    < THORN'S'OiH. M.  ''���'''     - BONNOIT & CO/S XXX BRANDY,  The CHAMBERLAIN 'CIG-AR.  Victoria  UI���.Jl   till   ,J,,i     il.u,   ...ii.    Biiii-w     >J.       !>'..��>.    .u...   .    ���r. At /TV A.T' A.J-  shivers chafed each other up   and   down i KiOHQ V KC   UUtlltterS  my spinal column.    After that I got my I        "   .  second   wiud> and proceeded to business. !  Tlio goblin apparently came   through tho j , > '  blank wall, scuttled over t.ho bare boards !  in what seemed to bo wooden   shoes   and i . .   ,.  disappeared through   the   blank wall   on j >       ��  the other side.     Th.it rather  startled me. |  However, I was b.pund   to   have a tussle '  with him, and   nerved   "myself   for   the >  task. 'If that was Mrs. Grink's husband,'  I said to myself, 'ho" mme have   bti-ri a ;  queer looking follow.     They never   men- I  tioned that he-had a hump, and I   don't]  see iiow ho   could   acquiro   one   in   the j  grave, unless he got up  In a   hurry   and I  crawled into   thc wrong   man's   body���a  neighbor's perhaps.'      For fivo minutes I  'lay   there   watching,    but   ready   for ��i  spring.    All was   d-atlily   still, though;  and I had just concluded   that   my fears  had got thc better of me.when thc goblin  m.-vde'another rush. I broke for him,  but  he was too quick.    I really had my-hand  on his shoulder when he disappeared.  "So I sat- down on the edge of the bed  to think. 'He camo through the wall,' I  said to myself, 'and he went through tho j  wall. Then, of course, ho must be n !  ghost. However, I'll have a look and see j  if ho left any crayks -behind him.' I {  lighted a candle, and tlio moment the j  flame blazed up, tho confotindedest racket,  greeted my ears .you ever heard. 1 was j  positively afraid, and thor.e wero great j  drops of cold perspiration on my fore- |  head. Just think of the situation, "my I  boy. Midnight, a few rays of moonshine, '  a lonelv house and tlio Lord knows   how i  B. .P. RITHBT & CO,,  Agonts.  >**m  ,mmm  Wc Quote how Prices on Picks, Shovels, Gold Pans,  Gold Scales, Pack Straps and Saddles,'Dog Sleds,  Dog Planless, Tents, River Coats, Steel Stoves,  Camp Utensils, Etc., Etc.    .  floods bought in British Columbia jro into the Klondykc free. If bought  in the United S"ates they will be laved '.10 per cent duly. Vancouver i*  the (jhe.'ipo.-t placo fo uutliu    Writs us for map containing full information  ���eely  many uncanny creatures prowling about!  It was exciting, but not wholly agieo-  able. How would you have felt under  the circumstances^'1  "Ishouldirt have gone there at all,"  answered, Paul. ��� "It was paying lor tho  place a good ; deal more than it 'was  worth.'-' '   ;"    ' >;       .     :     ' '       ,   ,  "V.'ell, candle in hand, I examined tho  room. That scoundi-e'l of a ghost didn't  come, through tbo wall at'all'!' 'Tha.walls  we're nf. c\ no'utral, tint, rind ���'tho doors  wero painted a darker fhado of tbo sumo  color. It was tho saino on the.other side.  .'���Oho!' I said. 'That le.ts more than  moonlight."'on tho subject.When tlie fellow  comes again, I'll collar him as suro as  fate! If lie must needs' come through a  door he's no belter than I am.'  "But. the racket continued. .''Every' boll  in the house, from roof to collar, slurtod  ringing, and as they were all set to a different key, tho 'Jangling out of tnno'  was enough to split your .tympanum.- It  continued at intervals for an hour and a  half, but the goblin didn't risk another  trip across the floor.  "I lay on the bad pondering until  sunrise, and thfen went out to get,a  breath of fresh air."  "Plucky boy!"  "Perhaps; but I had a good deal at  stake, you ".know, to make .me plucky.  What. I was after .was. the, girl behind tho  ghost. No ghost, ho girl., Under1 the  samo conditions you woud be pluokv,  too."        '    '���>   ���  LIMITED..  VANCOUVER  VICTORIA,-'��.  LONDON ���'iCNGIiANU  ';.!_���'      Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  KOOTENAY-   BRANCH   .vNELSON/B.-C-,  LIQUORS,     CIGARS,   DEY     GOODS, \  TS17TS,     BLAHKETS,     MACKINAW'S,  DRILL     STEEL,     ORE ^BAGS,.'.''ELOTTK -and FEED  ���     AWE WM. HAMILTON MFG. 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Nnv. and  Trading Co., N. unci N. S. Ky., or   ,  C.;G.,1IIX0N, General Agenf,  'Spokane, Wash.  &VI. WHITNEY, G. P. & T. A.,.  St. Paul, Minn.  ���Canadian' Pacific  "Railway  And So?-Pacific Line.  Direct Route  and Superior Servicer  To  KLONDIKE and  YUKON   Gold    Fields.  To I'ucllic Coa.-t. China. .Inj.an and  Aunlnilia.  To Kar-Lorniiud European,points.  ,..  .    Tickets issued through and  baggage  checked   to  desl Illation.  Tourist  Cars  ki;om  kevelstoke  DallytoSt. Paul, Ilail.^loxcc-pt Wednes-  ilny to K.iMcrn Canadian and L-. S.  Iioints      , *  jWcvtain present  Reduced  Rates  Anil  full   information   l>y  , luldii'ssing  H^l'lll,   III"  -AND-  Flfttj ]  /INlTLOt_isaLiicl       !  . 1  Dollars1  I came with In an ace of catching one  goblin last night, and hopo I'll havo  another change before twelve o'clock.'  "' Von tako your ow(ji risks,' he. said  eullenly, as he turned and entered the  houso.  "1 somehow felt in my hones that this  second night would .be critical. During  tlie day I stolo a few hours' sleep, ' and  felt not only fresh but expectant. J I  wanteJvtho ghosts to come, and, as\lI  have a'pretty fair muscle and am reasonably cool-headed, I thought I could givo^r-jnyd  them ��is good as they might send.  "Tlie ino'in failed me; that was unfortunate, for I didn't ,eare to spend the  time in pitch .darkness. One is at an  awful disadvantage unless ho can see.  Besides that, a fellow's courage gives  out unless there is a glimpso of light  somewhere. 'I lighted a caudle, therefore,  aud arranged a shado in front of it,  which threw the rest of tho" room into  shadow, while this   particular comer had  SPEED 'OF-THE HORSE.  ��SScctvSAM ER1CA;N  HIVEHS.  A- Claim That He Cnn Outrun tlie Fastest  Antelope.  Annan on a horse i*. twice a man. lie  feels more see,nre, is braver, is in every  way more formidable. European officers  know this. In-.olearing the streets of Paris  only cavalry are us'6d. Wo call out the infantry of tho militia and��havo to shoot  people.    In Europe  they uso thc flat of  a  but   expectant.'  e,    and, at  le and am reasor^ gwui-d  held   by a mounted man.     No uu  To  be   Expended   on , the  Following   .Mines:  pine ciroup  ^ 1  onument  liicky George  f told'Blow  nearest    local  AW F..Andkhson,        Tiav. P,i<\ AgL,  Nelson.  E. J.-COYLF,  District.Passenger Ag'ent,,  Vancouver, Brit.i>h   Columbia.0  'P'i'Siili* vour ticket roads via O. P. 11.  INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION,and  TRADING CO.j Ltd.  STKS.    "I.VTi:it.V.\TION.\l."   AND    "A I.UKKTa'  Ko(m:sAV,fl..MvK a.vo Hi viae. .  ON   TIMKCAUl)-  .  to   Change  'assonsrer  S.  In  K flirt  Dee-    1.   IS'17.   Subject  Willioiit. Notice,  l-'ivo .Mile Point Connection' v.illi nil  Pas  Trains .of N. it F. S. 11."H. to and  From  Nortlinoit. l!o->.-iland and Spokane.     ��  Ticket.- Sold and Haggagc  Checked  to  L.  Point.-.  l.KAVE KASLO tor .Nelson  and   way  points  daily except Sunday o:4,"> n. in  Arrivu Northport 12:lj p 111; Holland. .i:ll);.Spu  kano. (i j) in.  I.K.U'K NELSON for  Kaslo anil   way points |  daily except. Sunday      '       .i:!!0.|iin.     n  Leaving Spokoue S a in;  Holland  10::*/ a m; ' ��>II5)00O  Northport 1:5!) p m.  rouo^  ,  Fract  0  Scenic''  Golden Wed  St Lawrence  Crusader .-  St "Louis '  Two Friends  Tiger  Annlston  a few rays of light.  "At eleven o'clock the devilish work  d)og.m. Every boll clanged as thoagh  pandemonium had heon lot loose; bub  these, sounds were, no 'longer strange, and  I paid little att"iitlon��� to them. 1 was a  good deal bothered, though, by a torrlflc  rumpus in the hall. It scorned aq though  a regiment of soldiers were marching  up and down tho stairway. Of course,  my imagination exaggerated mutter", so  you will havo to tako my statements  with a''grain of salt; but it was bad  enough even,when you reduce it to a  la-it analysis. I don't" think in/, hair  stood en end, though I wouldn't, like to  swear to that elTect; hut I am willing to  confess that there were moments when I  found it difficult to control myself. ,At  ono point, the hobgoblin with tho wood-  oil sabots slraflled through the. room. I  had been balked once,, and was bound  that lhat particular spirit should have a  rugged ro.id to travel. So I made a dash,  and as luck would, havo ic, tho candle  shade fell as I rose and gavo jno all the,  light I'needed. I got the thing by the  'throat, and don't bclievo the arch-fiend  himself could havo got away from inc.  My blood was up, fairly boiling, and I  suppose my nervous excitement gave'mo  added.strength.. At any rate, the goblin  twisted and writhed and, uttered a lot'of  incoherent cries, the best ho could do,  perhaps, since I had my thumb on hi*  windpipe, or where tho   wlndplpo   ought  body of humanity will 'stand tho  ' impact of .horses! They melt before tho  ' charge liko snow. It is the uncontrollable  ; instinct to get out of tho way. ond to do it  ��� as soon a.s possible. .Somo day wo will  grow wiser on this side of the Atlantic.  i Just now wo have 50 infantry companies  ' of militia to one" of cavalry. Many of our  i militiamen are unable to pay for tbe keep  ! of ahorse, which is expeiihive, oven if a  : man does the currying and bedding with  ' his own hands. Many others of them would  ' not know what to do with a hor��o if they  Jftid one.  1 This is bad, but with tlio trolley and tho  .-bicycle crowding tho steed of our fathers  ' closer and closer to tho wnll, there Is not  1 much chance that it will be bettered. Five  ' hundred years from now, unless all signs  ' fail, gray headed college professors, with  pinno leg calvcs.anil IS inoh chests, will ho  . lecturing upon an extinct animal and re-  ' constructing him for tho benefit of students from a piece of stille and a front tooth"  1 believe that tho horse is the swiftest  animal in thu world. Ono hears strango  tnlCsof the speed of the antelope, thowhito  ��� tailed fawn, tho springbok, the elephant,  , the jnck rabbit and tho wolf. Tho fastest  1 of these, is tho American antelope, andl  ; have never seen one that a good pony could  not. best. As for tho rabbit or any kind of  1 doer, thc horso will simply run over him.  ! Taking into consideration the fact?that tho  j horse generally carries more than j-,150  i pounds of rider, saddle and gun, one gets  1 an idea of how much superior ho is. A  ' speedy pony will outrun a greyhound. I  ! havo seen this tried. It is' customary  j among men who use them to give tho dogs  ; all tho law possible in order to avoid rid-"  1 Ing over them. , I;% hunting with a brace  , of very good coursing hounds five years  ' ego it was found thut there wero five ponies  i in tho party which would outfoot thc dogs,  ���and 0110 of them, ,n pray of undor.btod  ! mustang ancestry, if given the bit, would  ! do  his  best  to   run   over_j,hem  and kill  to be in an ordinary nativo American'1 them. He did not lij^CE^m. Thoy bo  citizen. After a pretty hard struggle, I j longed to his owner, and ho was jealous,  got him on the floor with my knee on his ��� ,   chest. Thar. 0was n supreme moment,  Paul. Ho couldn't budge, and I was  master of tho situation. But I had  reckoned without my host, for I suddenly  heard srealthy footsteps lwhlnd me, and  tho, next Instant received a blow on tho  baok of my head .which sent me sprawling. On looking, I discovered what  seemed to be au Immonsj flgurs, a veritable giant, also .clothed in black.  "Great Heavens!" cried   Paul  you arc alive to teli the story?"  He laid his cig.-.r down, too interested  to smoke.  "Weil, this giant was making for me.  My college gymnastics stood mo in good  ste-ul, however, und I pulled myself together.     It was evident that   this was to  PHIL SHERIDAN'S  FLASK.  C��ao XTlorida Kiver Thnt Seems- Undecided  Just What to Do.  ! F. II." Spearman tells of "Queer American Rivers" in St. Nicholas. Tho author  says:  j 'Every variety of river in tho world seems  ' to havo a cousin in our collection. AVhat  , other country on the faco of the globe af-  , fords such an assortment of streams for  ! fishing and boating and swimming and  ! skating���besides having any number of  ! streams on which vou can do none of theso  j'things? Onecan hardly imagineri\ers like  i that, but we have them, plenty of them,  1 as yon shaTl seo.  I As for fishing, the American boy may  cast his flies for salmon in the arctic cirolo,  ' or angle for sharks under a tropical sun in  Florida, without leaving the domain o��  1 tho American flag. But the fishing rivers  are not tho most curious cr tho most instructive as to diversity of climate, soil  and that sort of thing���physical geography,  the teacher calls it. ..  ��� For instance, if you want to get a good  , idea of what tropical boat and moisture  will do for a country, slip your ennoe from  a Florida steamer into ihoirOcklawaha  river. It is as'odd as its name, and appears to be hopelessly undecided as' To  whether it hnd better continue in tho fish  and alligator and drainage business or de-  '-voto itself to roising live oak and cypress  trees, with Spanish moss for mattresses as  a side product.  , In this iickle.minded state it docs a little of all theso "things, so thnt when you  nro really on the river you think you nro  lost in the woods, and when you actually  got lost in the woods you /'.re quite confident your canoo is at last on tho river.  , This confusion is duo to tho low, flat country and tho luxuriance of a tropical vegc-  tatJkm.  'Biscay that such a river overflows' Its  banks would hardly bo correct, for that  would imply thut it was not behaving it-  'self. Besides, it hasn't amy banks���or,-at  least; very few! The fact is, thoso peaceful-Florida rivers seem to .wander pretty  much whero they like.over tho pretty peninsula without giving offense, but if .tack  Frost takes such a liberty���presto, you  should seo how the people get af tor him  witli weather bulletins and danger signals  i-ntl formidable smudges. So tho Ockla-  ivahn river and a scoro of its kind roam  through the woods���or maybo it is tho  woods that roam through them���and the  moss sways from tho .vvo oaks, and the  cypress trees stick their knees up through  the wator_in tho oddest way imaginable.  AX ECCEXTPJO ACTOli  the career of george-jones, better KNOWN AS "COUNT JOANNES."  '  $115,000  l:        .new. sr.uvirii on��� kootk.vav i..\kk.  LEAVE NELSON for Ka.��.lo. eic, Tne.-?.. Wed.  Tliiii-s.. Fri., Sat S:'.V) iv. 111  AIMJIVrc KASI.O l->::V)n. iii  LEAVE KASLO for.Nelnon. etc..  Mon..'lues.  Wed-.Tlntrs.. l-'ri  4:'M p. in, i  AltKIVK NELSON Sum p. in. 1  O. ALEXANDER. Gen. Man.  Kaslo. P. C. Her. Nt. 1S!I7.  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Portland.  be no'   boy's play,   hut   a matter   of'  lifo  and death.     The old adiijre of our boxing  professor came to me���to get   in the first  blow is half-way to> victory.    Before tho  gia::t reached me,    therefore,    I   was   on  him.     I felt as though   I weighed a ton, ,  was all ablaze with excitement and.'never  gave a thought to the   risks   I ran.     My '  attack must have   been   unexpected, for, ���  when I threw   myself   Kgalnsr-   my oppo- ,  ncnt.'s body,  he reeled.    That was my op- ',  portunity    I made a second dash, aud as ;  the big g-ibliu fell to thu   floor, tho little '  goblin took to hi-! heels and disappeared. !  Talk about- raining  blows!    It   wasn't a I  rain,  but a pour.     I got one blow ou the j  Ifft eye, and, as ho tried to  rise, I let' fly j  another, which took him   under tho ear. :  I don't believe a sledge-hamramcr   could I  do better work than   my   fists did. ~ Tho !  goblin grew groggy, was  dazed,    and for,  the llrst time uttered  aloud cry.     But I'!  didn't Jet up.-   It occurred, to 1110 at   one :  moment during tho  struggle that If this !  was    the    spirit,    of   my   dear  Louise's j  father, I was using   tho   old   gentleman j  rather roughly; but I was in no mood to be j  trifled with even by him.  '���'I think   it. took   a   full half-hour to 1  pound that goblin to tho   point    of sur- i  render; hut at; last, just as  I reached for !  about eighteen' Inches   of   broom-handle '  which lay on tlie floor,. lio oriod out:���      !  "'I've, had enough!' ;  "The candle   burned dimly, tho   moon '���  had gone 'behind a thick   bank of clouds,  tho    rain-drops   wore   pattering   against ,  the window-pane,    and,    altogether,    tlio1  spectacle was not   particularly agreeable.  I stood over the  goblin   ready    to   brain j  him if ho made   a   movement, when    lie j  turned his face to the light.and I saw���''-' i  "What?    Yoiir  Diane's   father?" cried'  Paul.- .:'���'.. -'������  "Not a bit ofit.'" :  :      _j  "Whom, then?' . . i  ,   "Can't ynu gues��?" j  "No, I 'haven't the dimmest idea.  How-  should i:j Telline." '���".   '       . ' . i  ''".Stephen Coggs."  '.  "No." .-'.������'. ���   !  ."Truer'      - \  "But who was  the"   hump backed gob-'  lin, Jack?" '���--A-  "Thereliet of the', mummy." '  "And do you  mean   that this   isn't   n ;'  ghost-story, afteralir,  .���'"���'' 'j  "You  must   draw   your   own   conclu- j  sions.Panl.  The facts seem plain enough.!  I   need   only   add   that'   Coggs     wanted j  that farm and tried to buy It for nest to';  nothing by this nieo little bit of strategy-  by which ho seared off all purchasers uu-1  til I came on the ground. |,  "That is how I won  my wife.    Paul." j  "And ' Set away to North' lako in Waukesha coun-  i ty for a fishing trip now and thou and  pe.ssed many pleasant' days on tho ' lako.  On ono visit thc ger.ergl went out early in  tho morning in this ucxit, and after staying  out for PuvL-nil hours wuh'.no luck decicibd  to roturn. Rowing ' in, ho landed near a  field where a'farmer was plowing.  .Sheridan stopped and watched the plow  turning tlie furrow so oven and straight,  tho fresh'earth rolling away from tlie steel  shoo liko a brown wave running on tho  shingle. Leaning on tho rail fence, he  waited until tho fanner came up, and,  speaking to him* produced a flask of antidote for snake bite and asked tho farmer  to join him in a^nlp.  1 The invitation was instantly accepted,  nnd the farmer took what might be described by an expert as "throe fingers."  Wiping his mouth, tho agriculturist hroko  tho silenco by asking, "Stranger, what  might your 'name bo:"'  "Phil Sheridan," was tho reply.  "Why, that's the same name as the  great general."  "Yes,','said General Sheridan modestly,  "and, by the way, 1 am tho general."  With'this ho started to.-movo nway.  The farmer wiss dazed for a moment,  and then, gathering himself'together, and  the liquor adding somewhat to his loquacity, ho cried:' "riay, stranger, that liquor  of yours is almighty good, but I don't  think as much of your stories. You Oon-  i oral Sheridan!",with a scornful glanco at  the little man "in'the rough Ashing suit.  "Why, General Sheridan was n man 7 feet  high. Stranger, I1 just think you'.are tho  biankost liar I ever met."  Sheridan' walked off down the road  bursting with laughter over tho farmer's  description. lie related the oncounter to  his friends with great gusto, and it.bo-  caiu'o one of 'his ; favorite stories. ��� New  York Commercial Advertiser.  liookmakiui; In tlio Middlo Ages.  Itrequirodn man of great parts to be  a successful publisher ut that timo. as  much as or even moro than it does today.  Such an institution, for , example, as the  Sorbonne or University of  Paris required.  A. Funny Story About   tho   Little Kero of  'Winchester.  Captain Irving M. Bean of Milwaukee  dells the following story about General  Sheridan, which ho says has never appeared in print: > When stationed in Chi-  cago General Sheridan liked very much to ([tho highest guarantees of chai actor, capi-vjffihat timo was creditable.  lleenscjj/^vhicli happened ono New Year's night at  tal   and  literary capacity in' the  1  A T-avycr, Lecturer, Writerxmi<1 IXiritrioaio  Star^-For Many Years the Uutt For Kitl-  iculo���His Suit Against .Solluarn���Di��d $��  Last In Poverty.  u  One of tho eccentric characters of ol<��''  New York, a familiar figure to its citizens  during most of  tlio interval   between  tho  early thirties and his death' in December,  197'.), was   Gcorgo  Jones, or, as  lie styled  himself, "C6unc 'Joannes."    Ho was 011^  of   those   persons   occasionally   met  with  now us then whose idioMyncrasies marked  him out for almost constant public attention and ridicule.  To the attention ho was  by no  means  averse, but  he was an  in-  , tensely solemn Individual when consider-'"  l ing himself, and there js no doubt that ho  ' of,ten suffered keenly from being mado tho  '.general butt for New Yorkers' amusement.  Jt became tho fashion when   he appeared  '��� on tlio  stage in   ids   later  years for audl-  ��� ences to,hoot, howl, jeer nnd almost mob  the poor old "iVjiint." in thoir ferocity of  ridicule,  lie usually bore it all with much  ��� courage, exhibiting cqneern Itnorc for the  supporting members of his company than  for himself/-fearing lest they should be in-  I'volved in his own disaster.     Unquestion-  !,ably the public had   some excuse, too, for  ��� 'Us  behavior.    Thc "count" grew to bo 9  very bad ..actor as ho advanced in 'years,  and his personal appearance was grotesque  in tho extreme.,,  l!u was   tall   and  large,  . with a scholarly strop.    His face was long  ��� and showed tho traces of ago, though h��  always dyed'ills heavy mustache.  j lie wore n wig which fitted execrably.  .The elder Sothern said of it. that "you  could puf two fingers between it and his ,  head and twist it all around." One lock  was .carefully^'irrangod to fall upon his  forehead und the  hair at  the   back   hung  ,clown to his coat collar. lie was anything  but neat in his ordinary dress. A heavy-  felt had and clothes of black broadcloth,  decidedly shiny, were his usual costume.  For a necktie ho woro a red ribbon with  his "order" of nobility attached to it. His  aged black kid gloves were carried in ono  hand, and tho other was, thrust melodramatically .into tho bosom of his coat. His ,  attitudes wero always studied and tragic,  and lie resented trio least attempt to trifle  with his dignity. -     '���' "  The "count's" career:was a remarkably  varied ono. Ho was of Welsh descent and  was horn in England in 1S10. Ho is said  to linvc begun his stage lifo in that country, hui! his experience there must, have ,  been sljprt, for he was playing in America  in lSoii Ilo had secondary parts in various l��a.vs, most of them Shakespearean  traffics, and his reputatioii as an actor '  "-'   '  "- ��� "- '-' -     An incident  <pei  leal needs of his business. Tho i^fvfcrsity,  coo, which was ulwnys in closa^tauch with  the church, oven whom its studies had begun to broaden, exercised n joalous censorship, lest somo religious heresy should  creep in. "Whenever an orror of this or  even of- a more trivial sort was found, .the  transcripts were burned nnd tho bookseller heavily fined. Sometimos his privileges  might be entirely revoked;'indodd, arid ho  himselfdinprisoned. The.bookseller could  not even ilx a price on his own, products.  Four of the guild in Paris, for example,  wore sworn as appraisers by the authorities of tho Sorbonne to fix. tho soiling value  of a book, and any deviation from this was  a penal'offense. To students the price was  -fixed at/two-thirds of 't.ho charge asked of  She general purchaser. Tho booksollers  could not dispose of their entire stock and  trade without tho license of tho university,  wbi^h muse also approvo tho purchaser.  As an additional help to students, tho Sor-  bb'hn.e. in themiddlo of the fourteenth oen-  tury��� framed, a -law compelling all booksellers to keep books to lend out un hire,  and this example was imitated at Tou-  louso, -Bologna, Vienna and Oxford. In,  this way circulating libraries wero established .iii tho middle ,ages.���Harpor'a  Hound Table.  Wl>7 Ho Cut tho Wires.  The person who wrote thnt electricity  was onoof the "mighty agents of nature  'enchained by tho ingenuity of man" can  scarcely have contemplated in his wildest  dreams the full extent of that ingenuity.  For instance, hois senrcoiy likely to have  prophesied'that- a sick man, -far from tho  habitations Of civilization, would hayo cut  a telegraph wire in order to obtain assistance. ��� And yet such has really occurred,  nccording.to a 'London '.contemporary. Tho  whole of tho vast continent of Australia  Was practically cut off from European  news for nearly 21 hours in tho middle of  September, lt>97, in.consequenco of an in-'  terruptioii on , the lino betwuon Adelnido  and Port Darwin. Inquiries wero '.made,'  and it was found that, thc wire had been  cut by a cyclist who was taken ill while  on a Journey across tho continent. It is  not related how he set about it, but he had  tho satisfaction at any rate of gotting  what- ho wanted. It is not desired to establish this as a'precedCTTtrof summoning help  under inconvenient circumstances.���Electrical'Review.  Suicide Among; tho Germans.  Another social' phenomenon' hus been  laid at tho door of the Teutonic raco of  northern Europe, one whicli even more  than.divorce is directly tho concomitant  of modern intellectual and economic progress. AVo refer to suicide. Morsolli devotes  a chapter of his interesting treatise upon  this subject to proving thnt "thc purer tho  German race���that is to say, the stronger  tho Germanism (0. g., Teutonism) of a  country���tho moro it reveals in its psychical character an extraordinary propensity  to self destruction." > On the othor hand,  tho Slnvio peoples seem to him to be relatively iiiimuiio. These conclusions ho  draws from, detailed comparison of tho'  distribution'of suicido 111 tho various countries of western Europe, and it must bo  confessed/that ho has collected data for a  vory plausible case. There can bo no doubt  that in Germany tho phenomenon culnii-  natos in frequency for all Europe, nnd that  it tends to disappear in almost direct pro-,  portion to tho attenuation of tho 'Teutonic  racial characteristics elsewhere. ��� William  Z. Ripley in Popular Science Monthly.  RAILWAY  Tl.MB C.vun No. 1.  Kiihiect, to Change Without. Notice.  Ti-ai'us run on Patdllc Standard Time.  Going- West.  Leave 8:00 u. in.  "    S::��i    "  "    '.v:.m    ������  "     0:;M     "  "   10:(i:i    "  " ,10:1s "  4  io::ts "  ifi::��i "  Ar.    10:o0 "  Daily.  ICaslo  South Pork  Spr.onlcs  White waler  .Hear Luke  idctiiilgaii  Hiiilcy'H  Jilnclion  jHandon-  ; (!(|iii|,r East.  Arrive :i:aO p. m.  :i:l.r> "  2:l"i "  :2:(i(l "  '��� 1:18 "  l:.-|.-i "  l:-'l "  1:12     "  Leave  1:00     "  AGENT,  Slocan. City.  ���OR  Applewhait,   Sherwood &-Co.  Nelson, B. C.  For rates and  jinny's olllccs.  liOHEltT IRVING  '     <-.'. l'\ fc  P  iul'di'iualion  IOVLVCIAL SECHETAIiV'S OKKK  His   Honour   Ihe.   Lioutonaiit-Oovcriior  been pleased  to make  (ho  following  liioiil.!-.:--  ij L'Urd Mnreh, ISiffl  .1 OILS' P.'lTIUCIC PiVAN  E;  has '���  appoint- i  ,        . Esquire. ,M .  1J���   to   In:  apply at tne com- j .,. Coroner within ami   for  the  Ainswoi-|,li  and  1 (lout Hiver MinliiK- IHvi.-ioiis of West Ivootc-  F. COPKLANT). niiyiiiid the I'V.'t Steele Mining PivisUm of  Siiporlii leiiiluul.  I'-ast lCoet.er.ay.  Afr:iltl-or li Is Own (Inns,  The incident whicli led to the order for  tho extinction of tho Turkish navy was  as follows: A transport was bringing a  number of time expired men home, wlien  they respectfully mutinied, and begged  their oilicors to go below, as they wished  tb do something which might not bo approved of. S'onio non-commissioned olii-  cers then took command, and anchored  off the palace, and, after firing a salute,  began shouting: "Long live the sultan!"  This demonstration caused immediate  confusion at the palace, ami various high  officers were dispatched to parley with  tho mutineers, but they insisted on seeing the Minister, and when he at last appeared they said thoy knew the sultan  had given the 'money to pay them, but  that they hail not received it, ami they  would not budge until they did.  No arguments woro of any avail, and  the money had to be sent for and distributed, after which the men weighed  anchor with a cheer, and gave up Che  shin again. The sultan, however, reflected that what, a transport had done  peac'eably a heavlly-arnied man-of-war  might do with evil intent, anil, calling  Hassan Pasha to him, ho declared that no  wanted no more navy. ��� Pittsburg Dis-  SUtch. ,    !|  Tho Secret of Success.  "I havo never forgotten,"- said Mr. Nog-  gleby, "tho wise remark that a young man  onco mado tome, years ago. 'It was this,  'One thing leads to another.' This was  apropos of a further advantage that 1 hail  brought into view by a step I had just  taken. Tlie moral of this is���it has been  sot forth often (1 may havo mentioned it  myself), but it will bear endless repetition  ���that if we would succeed wo must keep  stirring 1"���Now York Sun.  A Knotty Problem.  "Why, Ethel, what aro you doing with  that big medical work in your lap?"  "Well, Arabella, you'd never guess, I  am quite sure." ,  "You aro not going to mako a doctor of  yourself, are yon:-"' ,  "Notat'all. I am trving to find out  which of my two suitors 1 love enough to  marry. . What do you think of that?"  "How can a cyclopedia of medicino help  you?"  "Well,'it's this way. Mr. Oldspbon is  57 years of ago. Ho is worth .-��80,000 aud  has consumption. Mr. Dukkats is do yoars  old. Ho is worth .-��1(10,000 and has heart  dlsenso. I thought perhaps-this medical  book would help mo to mako up my mind.  I havo about decided that 1 lovu Mr. Dukkats tho better. Which would you love?"  ���Strand Magazine..  about this=p'oriod proves that tho "count,"  or Jones, had a good share of-Gourngo.' lie  was  playing  at  tho   Bowery   theater   in  , "Richard III" with tho elder Booth.  Booth was .the king and Jones had tho  part of Richmond. Booth bad been drinking heavily, nnd as tho piay proceeded  fancied that ho was tho actual King'Kich-  nrd. Under this delusion ho came upon  tho stago in the 'last net in a frenzy and  mado dosperaio efforts to kill Richmond  in fight. Jones saw tho condition of affairs, met Booth coolly and by his excellent swordsmanship succeeded'in gisnrin-  ' ing him and bringing him to the ground.  ������ Tbo publio applauded wildly, not comprehending tho situation, but knowing' that  they wero witnessing a splendid contest.  "While at tho Bowery theater Jones married Molinda Topping, tho daughter of a  Now York builder. Sho was nn actress of  somo ability and played many engagements in this city and through the country.' Sho afterward separated from Jones  and took their two daughters, Avonia and  Carcljno, to live with her.  Avonia became  . herself an actress, and on' ono occasion refused  to support  her father  in   a play I14.  , which ho requested her to tako a part.  i     In IS'll Jones left the stago and,went to  England, whero he delivered a series  of  lectures on  tho Bible.    Ho  subsequently  traveled about 'Europe.and it v/as in Ger- ,  many, according to his story, that tho'titlo  I "coiint" w��3 conferred upon him for his  literary achievements. This -was never  proved, and few believed him. He wrote  soveral books on historical subjects at  about this timo.  Upon his return to America began another phaso of Count Joannes' career���.  his legal aspirations.    Ho was admitted to  ��� ���'tho'bar. iu Boston, and, coming from thero  hero, was 'admitted to tho New York bar  in 1S0G. Ilo becamo a constant attendant  at tho courts, frequently for tho purpose of  bringing suits for libel. In those actions  he was generally his own client. Sometimes his grievanco was that nn aspersion  hud been cast upon bis title But his most ,  famous suit was that against" Dundreary"  Sothern, for caricaturing hinV, as ho complained, in tho play of "Tho ..Crushed:.  Tragedian." Tl"\6uit occupied tho court  for a few days, djlng which the spectators extracted inlinite amusement from'  tho proceedings,; but tho judgo decided;  that no injunction coxld bo served upon  Sothern to prevent him from continuing  tho play. Sotht'.rn declared that ho .had not  tho slightest intention of caricaturing tho  count and that ho scarcely knew him;  After somo years'absence fami thet,stago  he appeared in April, 1S76, at' tho"New :  York Acajieniy of Music us Hamlet., Ilo  woro black cotton gloves and a shaky littlo  coronet and with his old wrinkkd.facoand  dyed'mustache presented a ludicrous yet  pathotlc spectacle. Ho met storms,of rid I- ���  culo from tho audience, which had assembled solely for that-purposo. He played occasionally thereafter, but keptsinkingcon-'  stantly lower and finally died in poverty  at. thu West Sido hotel on Dec. 30, 1.8707"  His funeral was on Jan. 5, 1SS0, at "The  Littlo Church Around the Corner," and  his body was laid in Maple Grove cemetery, the authorities of which offered a ploO  for tlio burial.���New York Tribune.  1J13 Decision.  A Missouri justice of the poaco at tho  closo of a case announced with great dignity, "I will hold this case under advisement until next Monday morning, at  which time I will render judgment for tho  plaintiff."���Case and Com ment.  Tlio Japanese begin building their  houses at tlio top. The roof is first built  pnd elevated on a skeleton frame. Then  it affords shelter to the workmen from  (storms. .  Thc Russian poasnnt never touches food  or drink without making tho sign of the  cross.  Oyster Cocktails.  ; Oystor cocktails aro not quito as dissipated as they sound, sinco no liquor is  used in their preparation. To make them,  mix together the juice of half a lemon  (strained), 10 drops of tabasco sauce, half  teaspoonful of horso radish, half teaspoon-  ful of paprika and tho sumo of tomato catsup; put 2 oysters in a glass���Blue Points  aro best���and p..ur in a quarter; of the  sauco, which is enough for S oysters.  Scientific lloxer.  -What  doc:  your son  Unreasonable lioy. .  "You will havo to deal with this contrary boy," said Sirs.. Tucker, turning to  the father of tho family.  "What's tho trouble with him?" asked  Mr. Tucker.  "lie won't cab those nieo boiled carrots."  "Why won't yon eat them, Tommy?"  "Because I don't  like t.ho tasto uf   'em.  That's why," answered Tommy.  "Thomas, my sou," rejoined Mr. Tucker, slinking his head reproachfully nnd  turning to his paper again, "that's un-  ronsonublo. You can't object to tho tasto.  of carrots, Thomas, because they havon't^  any."-���Chicago Tribune.  do  for a  G nrber-  Mllg?  Nal.jl.ior���He's a scientific boxer.  "A pugilist?"  "No, undertaker."���Boston Traveler.  lioth  Satlsii<>-1.  "I wish I wore nn ; ostrich," finid Hieka  angrily, as he tried to eat onu of his wife's  biscuits and couldn't.  "I wish you were," returned Mrs. Hicks.  "I'd got a few feathers for my bat. "������ Una-  ton Travelor.  I  aUJBMMfflUiuw >feft<>  r '  tot.'  .m  HIOflHM  Published in tbe intercst^of tho people  of Movie City and East Kootenay. ,  .O. It. TOl'XG,  3T. J. SMi~T.il,  Pub, pn Mgr.  - '    Suitor.  One Year.  ilAiy��'ipF  bud: cnrr"rio:>T.  ., ...52.0Q.  All cornm-l(oici.vdf,-.is io \��t editor must be  nccoHipi.nicu fij the writer's'nnme and address,  not necessarily ior publication, but as evidenco  of Rood ir.llli. Advertising rates made known  upon application.  SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1S98.  L,recd0   disease   &err.iS.    Nc  'Spain on this side  oi the wc.id.-  "York Journal. ' ,  -,io  pi  'AS TMi'GilTANT POINT.  There is a point in the  present  political rituation that should not be overlooked, cays the Cranbrook   Horald,  and when carefully considered carries  with it no little  weight'!    Whenever  the candidacy of Col.  Baker is dis-  cusssed, and the   question  ia  asked,  ''Why should not Mr.  Baker be  returned?" no one has .given a reason  that was not based upon prejudice  or  political partisanship.   The most  fervid talkers ol the Opposition, and  the  most enthusiastic supporters  of  one  or the other candidates proposed  to  tako his place, confine themselves' entirely to glittering generalities on tlie  pecessity of a change oj mysterious  ���references to tangible reasons why Mr.  Bakor (Should not   bo  returned.   No  ;nan has como out into  the qpening  and stated plainly and positively, ao a  disinterested person, honost, businesslike reasons why   oomc other   man/'  ehould be named, by   the   ejectors  M  ^outti   Bast   Kootenay  lo/take''Mi\j  their representative  V*.  .The Fort' Steele Prospector of Jest  Vvcek devoted ��� one whole column of  its valuable (?) editorial space, set In  double leaded small pica1' type, discry-  ing G'ol. Baker ;an$ citing reasons why  he should not be returned. This looks;  queer in the face of that paper hereto-0  fore claiming that the Colonel did not  stand a ghost of a show of re-election,  and that it was only time thrown  away in making a fight against hinv  The quotation used by the Prospector  a few weeks ago, "you don't throw  stones at a tree that has no .apples  on  .- r*  it," in answering an attr.ok made by  the Wardner International on tho  town of Fort' Steele, is Very fitting  upon this occasion.- If .Col; .Baker  stands such a slight ' chance of reelection, why is the Prospector attacking him so bitterly? ,   ,  -AtfD-  acme  i'  pUUUl       -IZIilbU       J1.UUI.I.U11J.        V*J  j.h��j>.v.       J        j]  JJakcr'e piece as their yeprosentativS  nt Victoria. ,-s^i:==?-^  Ho one has even hinted that Mr.  Baker lias not been a most valuable  iviembercin promoting the very-best  interests of his district. Ho fault is  found with. Mr. Baker on this score,  for it is conceded by all, regardless' of  party or personal prejudice, that no  one could havo been more vigilant or  industrious in advancing the welfare  of his constituency than- has Mr.  0Baker.'' Not ono single person can be'  found who would have the timerity to  deny that during the next few years  Mr. Baker, with his political prostige  and high personal standing, could do  far more for his district than any now  man that might be named, no matter  how capable he might be, or how anxious ho might be to serve his district.  The "boiler plate" .war news of tbe  Golden Era compares favorably with  its superanuated opinions regarding Col. Baker's political career. Both  wore patched in a \&zt year's bird's nest  and are about as truthful as stories  from the ."Liars' Clyb.", It is ' funny  how long somo ncjfspsjjper men take  to find out when'"they become laughing stGck.    There are' four sovereigns and nine  heirs apparent among1 the 57 living  descendants of Queen Victoria.,  Scuor Duboso, late pecretary of the  Spanish legation at Washington, who  has been making his home in Toronto  since the unpleasantness between thc  United States and Spain, has 'been  trying to stir up strife between Canada and the United States by giving  blowhard lectures in that city for the  benefit, as is given out, of tho Red  Cross society work. The lied Cross  society is not- prone to take any part  in agitation and strife outside of tenderly administering to the suffering of  those who fall under tho result of public calamity and warfare and its members, and the citizens of Toronto  should muzzle this Spanish bullfighter  who seeks to plunge a people of'peace  and a pocioty of mercy into thc filth  that is incrusted arround thc rotten  Spanish monarchy and which he baa  rottenly represented. It is a surprise  to many that the enlightened people  of Toronto would tolerate the murderous mouthings of this, antique iniquity, '.Senor Don Quixote Duboso,  If he, and- his superior, Senor Palo,  late minister to the United States,  who also is at Toronto, wish to be  patriotic to their country, why do  they not return to Spain and lend  their would be superior aid to that  empire which is falling to pieces. The  citizensof a neutral country should  not be taught/by or harbor an Eliza-  -bcthian toreadore. Canada should  not be a home for strife breeders of a  dangerous race and nation.  EDUCATION.  ^..NOTICE ia hereby given that the jmuual ex-  limTijUilion of candidates for certificates of qnalr  hicau^n to teach in the Public Schools of the  Province ivill be hold as follows, commencing  ou Monday. July <th, 3S9S, atS:-15 a. m.:���  Victoria Iu South Park School buijdiug.  Vancouver'.'..'...In High School Buildingr  Kamloops...'..!.,In rujjiio School Building.  Each applicant, must forward a j-otice,  thirty days before the , examination,  stating tho class aud grade of certificate for  which lie will be a candidate, the optional subjects seloctcd, and at which of tho above  named places be jviil attend.  Every notice of intention to be an applicant  must bo accompanied with satisfactory testimonial of moral character.  Candidates are notified that all of the above re;  auirements roust be fulfilled beforp their application pen be filed.  All candidates for First Class, Grade A, Certificates, including Graduates, must attend in  Victoria to take'the subjects prescribed' for  July 13th and lith instants, and to undergo required oral examination.    ���       S. D. POPE,  G-l Superintendent of Education.  Education Office. Victoria, May 4th, 1S98.  AUCTION SAI-E  Of I-aud 'Adjoining  Moyie   City,    South  - East Kootcijay.  A portion cf Lot 2803, Group 1, Kootenay District containing four and a half acres, more or  lets, will be bold by auction at tlio Government  office in Fort Steele on Saturday thc 4th day of  June af ten o'clock in the forenoon.  Terms, ten per cent, to bo paid at the time of  adjudication aud balance in sixty days.  Plan can be seen at the Government Office,  Fort Steele, and at Hie office of the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works, Victoria.  J. F. ARMSTRONG,  5-3 Government Agent.  Fort Steele, B, C��� 40} May, 1S9S  "    ,  THROUGH '   TICKETS ���  . to   all   points   in    Canada'  and  the United States and Europe.  ���' '. .     '' ��� ',  Th? only Hue  & Selling through tickets to Vancouver, Seattle', Victoria, St. Paul, Qhi-  oago, Toronto, Montreal, anc} all  points east and west,-  Through  Tpiirist cars  Every day.    Magnificent sleeping  and dining csrs on all trains.  Bag-gage  Checked through tp destination.     <  Daily serviq$     ���  -    �� '  ���From all points. For full inijor-  paation as to rates, maps, etc call pn  or address  K. SI. MacGregor, Traveling  '  passcngei agent. Nelson. 'C:;&::^  3, J, 0OYM)j      ���  District Passenger Agent, Vancouver  0'   1__._J.  �����....!  mnmfmf*ft"*  ant^jjuaiiavaaajaagBla  Baker St��� NELSON, E. C.  Wiicleoaie Groceries and Provisions.  1-y '/-.->  . FIRST CLASS i.3SOE7irEWT.    ,  - etteb' oudees rnoxirT^v-ATTENDED TO.  p. o. box 214.  CANADA DRUG and BOp CO.,  ' '   "'      '      WM1TKD, HBLS0N, B. 0.  C3,rry the largest stock of  Tu West Kootenay, and,dsfyCompetition in their line  t  Staicnery; Office Supplies,,Walj Paper,-  Brufs, fateut  Medicines,  Drugtrists' Sundries, ., Mall   Ordora   Solicited  IE JALLETTE & CD.  Carpets, Bap, Draperies, Curtains,^atting^Crccfeery, Bedding raid  Pillowy,  ' ^ -0< ��� <- , - "    .  NELSON TAND' KASLO, B*' C.  DEALER IN  r>.  SDime Palls & Irt&p  lielson 8�� Ft. Sheppayd  Red Mountain  RAILWAYS  DR, HUGH WATT,  SUEGEOK TO C. N. R.  Construction camps Wardner to Moj-ie City and  iSIission Hospital.  TPJFJEKLY    VISITS   XO    MOYIE  HKSIDENCE FORT STEELE.  CITY.  MINING BROKERS.  All   Milling   JL'uiiers   Legally   antl   Neatly  Drawn Up.  We can handle mining property in  Kast' Kootenay, and will develop  mines or do assessment work.,..-       -  I,I9T ycL'K-. PROI'lillTY  wrTH US. ' . ,  CORKESl'ONDENCK 80LICITI-D.  MOYIE CITY,  B. C.  The only all rail r.oute without change  cf cars between Nelson and Rosnland  ��� and Spokane and Eossland,  Only Route   to Trail Creek and Mip  eral Pistriot of .the  Colyille  Reservation, Nelson. Kaslo,  Kooteiiay   Jpafee  and  '   '   Slocan Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave. Akkive. '  9:20 a.m.        NELSON        .5:35 p.m  12:00"       ROSSLAND       .2:50  "  8:00 a.m.      SPOKANE   ���     6:40 p.m.  Close couneciion with. Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers Ior Kettle   River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with Stage daily.  Kaslo | Slocan Bailwajr  TIME CARD NO. 1,  Subject tc cbaijge without notice, . Trains run  on Pacific Standard time.  Leave 8:0PA1I  Kfislo  Arrlyo3:MPil  "      S:3&. "  South Fork  "    2:15   "  '���      9:36   "  Sproule's  "    3:15   ���"  "      9:51   "  Whitewate  "    2:00 -1'  "    10:D3   "  Bear Lake  "     1:48   "  "    10:1S   "  McGuigau  "     1:33   i'  ��'    10:38   "  Junction  i,     1;1!2   ,. .  Arr.    10:50   "  Baudon  Le&yel:00   "  K.olj't Irving:,  Goo. F  Copnlandf  awf Asst TrcaB,  A  G. if. & P. A.  Supt.  INTERNATIONAL  il  PKOSPECTORS^-m*-  GET YOUE  OUTFIT  AT THE  DEALEKS IN���  The   American   people    have    demanded this war, first, to give liberty  to tbe brave Cubans;  second,  to  end  the murder of helpless non-combatants  by   starvation,   and,    third,   to  kick  Spain   oil'   the Western  hemisphere,  where slic   has  overstayed  hor  time,  into Europe, where she belongs.    The  job having been  undertaken, the American people want to do it thoroughly  and   all   at   once.   To   leave Puerto  llico in Spain's hands  would  be  like  killing a mad dog and then  saving up  sonic of the virus of hydrophobia.   A  Spanish colony breeds rebellion for it.  self and trouble  for  its  neighbors  as  euroly as a bacteriologist's laboratory  Hardware, Groceries,  Dry Goods, Etc., Etc.  Oucen's Avenue,  MOYIE, ��.  C  LIMITED. .     .  Steamer''International?' on Kootenay Lake and River.  Painters,  Paperhangers,  Etc.  SIGN /WRITING A SPECIALTY.  i ESTIMATES GIVEN.  MOYIE CITY and ORAKBROOK.   ..TIME CARD   In effect 1st of Nov., 1897. Subject to  change without notice.  Five Mile Point connection with all  Passenger Trains of N. & "F. S, Bail-  road to and from Northport, Bossland  and Spokane. Tickets sold and baggage checked to all United State9  points. '.'!.'  Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way  points, daily except Sunday, 5 :45 a.m.  Arrive Northport 12:15 p.m. ���'��� Boss-  land, 3 :40 p.m., Spokane, 6:00 p.m.  Leave Nelson for Kablo and way  points, daily exeept Sunday, 4:45 p.m.  Leaving Spokane 8 a.m.; Bossland,  10 :30 a.m.; Northport, 1:150 p.m.  G. ALEXANDEK  General Manager.  Kaalo, B. C., November 1, 1897.  DKXLEK8 IM  HayyFeed and Produce  Is large stock of Hay," Oats  ' and Fresh Vegetables always  on hand.    Prompt attention  , given to mail'Orders.   Agents  V  , Lion Brewery, Rossland.  BAK2K ST.  ���>'ELgON, B. C.  Ten$s,   Awmngs,  Wa^on Cevers, ,  Sailor Ba^s,  Hammocks,  Canvas Ootids.  NELSON,  B. C.  FOR, FINE.  If You  Want Anything  ' IN THE DBU.G LINE OB  ASSAYEBS'    S][JrPLIE^��,  Call on or writ?  W; F, TEETZEL & CO.,  NELSON, B. C.  Baker St., KELSON. B. C.  Centrally located,  and  class in all apartments.  first  EICHAEDS0N &'PERDUE,   Props,  Staple and Fancy  Dry Goods,  Clothing,  Gents' Furnishings, SBoots  and Shoes, Hats and  Caps. Stores  at  N ELSON and KUSKQNOOK.  LILLIE BROTHERS,  Boot][&IShoeSOo.  NELSON,  B.C.  ASSAYED  NELSON,  B. O.  ADDRESS  Bl  NELSON.  TIJE MERCHANTS' BANK OF HALIFAX,  Iiicorp orated 1869-  .     r .CAPITAL PAID UP '. , ��� .$1,500,000.00  ,      .REST ^ : '���- ���������������.-��� r.175,000.09  '   flead Office HALIFAX, N. S..  T. K. KENNY, Eni*., President.  D. H. DDNCAN, fcasliior.     .  -D  (.'     Branches and correspondents in tho priiicipal cities in the Provinces,   United States and  Great Britain, and at Vancouvor. Rossland, Nauaimo and Nelson. B. C  'A geHcral banking business transacted.   Sterling bills of exchango bought aud sold.   Letters o�� credit, etc., negotiated.   Accounts and deposits received on most favorable terms.  GEORGE KYDD,  Manager Nelson Branch.  BTTB  in  Kodtenay  by  the  firm of  ^Jm   VANCOUVER, VICTORIA, NELSON.  Best brands in  Canada  manufactured right  _ Ginger ale, lemonade, sarsaparilla, plain eoda, syrups,  essences  augostura, oraiigc. bitters. Box 108, NELSON.  A  J'  BREWERY.  rO-  -BREWERS 07-  IN  KEGS  AND  J30TEL3S.  FINE LAGER BEER  AND PORTER . .   .   ;  Orders Promptly attended to.  R. Riesteror and Co., Props.,  NELSON, B. C  Am\m  nsa  MOYIE, EAST KOOTENAY, B.C.  The above hotelhas been recently erected, and neatly furnished throughout.  Cosy arid Comfortable   Rooms.  The bar is supplied with  the  best brands, of liquors   and ������  cigars.       .  Headquarters for^Mining Men.  Wholesale and Retail Dealer in ,  Cigars, Pipes, Tobacco,  Playing Cards, Poker  Chips.  Sole agent for  TUCKETT'S CIGARS.  1H5I.80N, B. C  HOUSE.  Men's suits, Shirts and Underwear, boots.Ishocs  and Rubbers, socks, gloves and braces.  Everything the railroad  and city man wants. ...  QIVB U8 A CAM,.  and Goffeeplouse.  JOE. FROliUS,       -       -       -      rrbpriotor  ���.���...;' MOYIE CITY, B.C.  LAKE-SHORE  Barber Shop  ���'��� ANDr-  ,.    Bath Rooms  J. E. MUSGrKAVE,       ���      ���   Proprietor  MOYIE, B. C.   . ���  FOR RENT  A five room Hotel 34x  30 feet in size.   Apply  GEO.  BASSETT,  Moyie, B.  REID & CO.,  MOYIE, B. C.  DAINARD & STEWART,  General - Blacksmithing,  Miners' Supplies.' Horseshoeing a specialty   MOYIE CITY, B.  S  iisg^aiM)Mati!^.'JM!feiy^ ,��,����..��,


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