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The Kootenay Star Feb 6, 1892

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TO   C US TO 31 liHS.
fix, Hemlock & Cedar.
$A%,% ffiiXa?i;aS��S
Tin.ll Parts at Right Prices,
Royal Mail Lines.
Allan Lin^.
From E Iii. x
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(Two Doors West of Poat-offloe).
. ti an.
 Jan. 30th
 Feb. 13th
ri'o;:i Boston
Beaver Liue.
Lake Ontario.
Luke Winnipeg
..Feb. 1st
 Feb. llth
From Sew York
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a Specialty.
,Cci3ns- Casketr.' Shrouds. &c.
carried in Stock.
Allan,*,; tats
State of Nebraska.
White Star lino.
Teutonic Jan.
Britannic Jan,
Majestic Feb, 3rd
Cabin ��10, ��15, $50, SCO, $10, ?80 upwards.
Intermediate. $25 ; Steeruge, $20.
Passengers ti,dieted  tbronsli   lo all
points in Groat Britain and Ireland, and
nt specially Ion- rates to all partg of ihe
European oontiqpnt,
Prepaid pussages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke ;
or to Roi-iiiiT Krnu, General Pom*euger
Agent, Winnipeg.
OEM   1'OliK,  ETC.
��� $; ��� IL
mil �� ill
WgOaRTH**   -
���   -    Pkop
First-class Temperance House.
Boaud and Lono
n.h $5 Per Week
MEALS, 25c
oeds 25e.
Is hereby gh< u, thai up] li nit! 11
vill !��� i made lo tbe lie ' : tin Assembly of British Columbia tor an
Ai-I in incoi-porale ;i Company i ith
powers  to construct,   opi rate   a 11
maintain ii system ol  El ictric Ify ��� r
unci Ligh':"" M ��� ���! iuery nnd Plant,
n ii li   tho  necessary  nppli -,.�� i,  al
I some convi ui,-':' poinl or poiul   oi
adjaoenl to either >r both ot tho Na
Kiif-j.i and Kor:s-,.i,:;:,'. Creel -.. in thi
Dislnol oi   :. im  Koi Niay, in the
Province ef British Coiumbiii i also
with powers to ooi strnot, mnil I    i
nnd operate Tramways on and aloii ;
the east side of lhe  I 'p; ������: Arrow
Luke, for the purpose oil carryin :
passengers nud treigr! ' from poinl cr
points in or Lear lho mouth of the
aforesaid creeks lo any point or,, linl *
within a radius of twenty-five (25)
miles ihorefrom, or from and to any
point or points wilhin the said radius,
and to eonstniot, operate n ..I main-
tain any branch liues iu connection
therewith; also with power to take
aud use the waters of tbe aforesaid
creeks for tue purposes of generating
Elee'ricity to be used as a motive
power for the said Tramways or other
works of tho applicants, or to be
supplied by the applicants io consumers as a motive power for any
purposes for which it may be applied
or required, with power to the nppli -
cunts to   construct   and   maintain
buildings,   ereotions,   weirs,   dams,
flumes, raceways, or other works iu
connection   therewith, for utilizing,
improving and increasing the water
privileges, and also to enter upon aud
expropriate lands for a site lor power
houses,  stations,  Humes,   tramway
lines and subways,  or   such   other
works us may bo necessary ; also to
erect, lay, construct and maintain all
necessary  works,  buildings,   pipes,
flumes, poles, wires,   appliances  or
conveniences necessary or proper for
the generating aud transmitting o.!
Electricity or power, and supplying
the same, and tiie construction aud
operation of tramway lines and all
other such powers and privileg.-S as
may bo necessary or expedient, iu the
Solicitor for lho Applicants,
Dated this 27th day of January,
P. O. Address, Nelson. B. C,
Capacity 20,000 feet per day. Planer
shingle machine, etc. All kinds of
lumber on band. During the season
pf 1891 lumber will be delivered at
any of the landings on the lake at
greatly reduced prices.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
aii'ords first class accommodation,
than il could posi ibl.v have been had
Mr. Abbott's original infliction been
Carrie i out. Everything is fuvoi'iilil"
to llie consummation of the hopes of
liuiii sections of the towu���tlmt they
\il! soon lii-i-'UiiH one, A gnat number of lntK have heen s,;M on his
- nt   s'-i-i t"b   by Uu-  Domii ion
Government, and it hai been name I
the new townsite. Already a church
nml schi iil!i,ui".(a have been erected
in u (.('.nti-il pi sition, and il is ex-
I" eteil iii -t. the eonii ig Biinnuer will
see tin- erection of several ret deuces
on the lots sold n siiorl time ago,
The Btatiuu end is also edgiug towards iue old lown, BBveral houseB
reuchiu-* out along the road, ami
tin inure good gronndB for believing
ti at the tendency to build townward
wil] be augmented by the fact thai
tue lots en tbe low townsite are free.
ii 'ii, while the great drawback at
the station is the refusal of the rail-
iay cotnpuuv to Bell auy of its laud
for reside, tiul purposes, Lung
leases may ho obtained, it is true,
lint thut kind of ownership dues not
find much favor iu this provinoe If
the company desires to sen Revel-
stpke progress���and big towns create
truffle���it should net a littlo more
liberally towards its own offspring,
Tha O.P.E, gave tho town at the
station a start iu lifo. It should now
givo it a chance to develop. It has
already contributed largely towards
i he development of a certain town on
Koolenay Lako. Let the company
reserve what land it needs, or
need, for its yards and repair chop.'
whether it be 100 or 200 acres, and
sell the remainder in residential lots,
A huudi'ui'io town could be laid out
in the v'cinity of the station, aud
the land al present occupied by
charred trunks aud given over to
silence and solitude oould be made
the sneue of luisy lifi- nn ' bustling
activity. The dog-iii-the-mapgsr
characteristic at present displayed is
not becoming for such a vast aud
wealthy corporation i.s the Canadian
Paoitio. Give tho place a freo baud
a...l see how it will grow ! The
peculiarity of the case ia that tbe
majority of the inhabitants at the
station are employees of the company, and therefore dare not kick.
Eut perhaps a uiemoriul to Mr. Van
Home himself might uot bo labor
Fill I
The largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good accommodation ; everything uew; table well supplied ; bar and
billihrd room attached ; lire proof safe,
Stockholm House
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best tho niarkf*t affords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wines, liquors aud cigars,
E. Fletcher,
Contractor & Builder
All kiuds of Turned uud Scroll work
done neatly aud promptly,
and at right prices;
Jobbing Work a Specialty,
IIEVELSTOKE  -   -    B.C.
Tbe current number of the "Western World," published at Winnipeg,
Manitoba, 'by Acton Burrows, contains a considerable amount of reading matter doaliog with fhe resources
and development pf the whole of the
territory between Lako Superior aud
tbe Pucifio Coast, and an elaborato
description of Kastern Saskatchewan,
including the electoral districts of
Princo Albert, Cumberland,Mitcheil,
Batoche, and Kiuistino, illustrated
with n dozen views nf farm aud rivet
Bceuery, public buildings, residences,
ko��� most of which are executed by
lhe half louo process of engraving,
which is now becoming so popular.
Thu " Western World" is published
monthly, and no better medium cau
be found for making known the vast
resources of theQreat West to friends
in the Old Country or the Eastern
r. & b
lu Broiue Letters.
Slow the Station u'iiis Jlnilt a
Mile anil a Halt away.
[article I.]
It has beeu demonstrated over and
over again ilui the greatest iiesideiu
turn towards the growth ot a town is
a railway station.   This is very apparent   at   Iievelstoke,   whero  the
siatiou has already giither--ii around
itself a town oi respectable dimensions, and, notwitbstaudiug the disadvantages iu the way ul acquiring
land under whicu it labels, it is undoubtedly ovei luting the old town
with rapid slriues,    This (.regress
wiil become more marked during the
coming summer, us the new railway
to tho mining districts, ou  which
\*oik i.s to be coii'.i'ieuco 1 as soon as
the snow disappears, will start from
that poiut, taking n southerly course
down tbe valley of  tho  Columbia
llivor.   Old Iievelstoke, then known
as "Farwell," was hero before the
advent of tho OP.It., a cluster of
log  houses  aud   shacks���a few  of
which are still standing���on the east
bank oi the Col umbia, and at which
poiut there was u ferry across the
swift-flowing,    turbulent   stream,
Farwell, who was then in possession
of the townsite, made arrangements
wiih Mr. Abbott, superintendent of
the I'acilic division, O.P.K , for the
transfer of eighty acres of laud to thu
company for ihe purpose of a siatiou.
Had this beeu carried out Iievelstoke
would have iiouu one compact towu,
instead oi' being cut iu two by a mile
and a half of ion ily, imrm-up timber, winch, by ihe way, is capitally
a luptod for a townsite,   Icing au
eevaied level plateau, salubrious,
diy, und  commauliiig uiaguiiiccui
mouutaiu scenery, ami hero, withiu
a few years will bu built a town
noted all over tue continent us a
health retort, which BevelRtoke can
certainly luy claim to uow, its death
rale iieuig uii, and no doctor resides
within ns precincts, there being absolutely no work for a medical man
hero.   Mr. Van Home would havo
nothing to do with Farwell or his
offer, ami upset tue arrangement to
build tho station at tho uld town.
Going back a mile and a half to the
eastward, io was erected ou land bo-
longiug to  the C.P.B., and thus
BevolstBke remains iu two parts ���
the  old  and  the  new.   Str,  Van
Home is noted as being a far sighted
man, and perhaps this arrangement
may in the long run prove of the
greatest benefit to the town at large,
aud when thu two c-uds huve joiuud
hands across tho dividing Btretch of
I forest it will be a town of respectable
I dimunuions, much larger, iu fact
Sirs. Williams arrived here from
Douald last week, and now there is
one bachelor less in towu.
Sirs. C. Nelles, of .Illecillewaet,
who has iieeu visiting Sirs. J. Kirkup, left for homo oo Tuesday,
Owing to pressure on our space
this week we are compelled to hold
over ihu letter from "Plebiun,"
Mr. A. W. Vowell, of Victoria,
passed through ou Wednesday eveu-
lug for the coast, haviug beeu ou a
visit at the Glacier.
Kev. Sir. Ladner will preach tomorrow iu the Methodist Church,
morning ut 10,30, eveuiug at 7.30,
Ail ure cordially iuvited.
We nro pleased to state that Sirs,
SIcCarty, who has beeu seriously ill
with intiuouza, is on the road to
recovery, Sirs. J. Hill and child
are also much better.
Ed. Gilbert, the bnrber who shot
at a Ciiinumari at Field lust week,
was arrested nt Cuumore on Monday
by Sergeant Dee, of tho Northwest
Mounted Police, and takeu buck tu
Douald for trial.
Sir. and Sirs. O. H. Allen held an
"At home" on Wednesday evening,
wbeu a very pleasant time was spent
by those present, Dancing formed
a prominent leaturo of tho evening,
and it is hoped this will not he thu
last of the season to be held at tho
Brewery House.
The birth-rate at Illecillewaet is
no ways behind tho marriage-rate,
uud snows up
well for the natural
growth of tho town. Sir, A. 0.
Sic Arthur, Illucillowuot's genial pofi l-
muster, has been a very happy man
thia week on ucoonnt of being Ihe
recipient of a muoh-looked-for and
highly-valued present. It is u ID,
lb. hoy 1
'Ibe Snowshoe Club has been en- :
joying lhe iiuo weatln r of the past j
week, and tobogganing bus also been j
to the lore, both slides having beeu
iu active operation.    Tho   young
moon, with Venus aud Jupiter iu
close proximity, uud almost restiug
on the snow-clad peaks of the Selkirks, now presents a most beautiful
spectacle in our mouutaiu sky and
lends a charm to outdoor spoils.
Sir. .1. A. Mara, Sl.l'., writes to
say that ho was surprised to read iu
last week's Staii that it was intended
a deuntation of liuvolstuko citizous
should wait on hnn oouoemiug the
land titles question. Hud he beeu
informed of it ho would have been
only too (���lad to huvo arranged a
meeting. Mr. Mara hus uot Lou
idle at Ottawa ou this question, una
hopes very shortly to be able to au-
noiiucu the settlement of tho whole
Mr. T. L. Haig (Jowett i Haig).
w.'oi v.i-ui to the old eonntry b si��-nd
Christina*, wis tuarri'-'l in L-'iiilon
last month to Miss Gray o' that
city. Tbey we expected in Re-eL
stoke early tbis spring, and will i��-
Bl'de here. Another W--11- known
n si lent nf Ihis torn, Mr, Jam -s
McDonald 'Jus. McDonald k ('������ ),
took unto himself a h if lust week,
Tiie yniinp Indu is Miss M,- ,le
Tough, of Si-attle, Wash. A hearty
reception will lie eivon each hu| py
com le on their arrival.
The coni-pi'i next Wednesday nifht
will In- a good one, judging from the
talent comprised in tbe programme,
Those who do- nol att-nd will mi?> a
Irnat, ami ns tlie number of tiel ta
are limited, tl use who intend g- ing
should lose no time in getting one,
Doors op ii at 7 80, oomuipnee al 8
sharp, tl was originall*, intended
to hold the conoert on Thursday
night, bnt was changed to Wednesday that it might not dash v ith
another meeting. Don't forget the
date or place���Wednesday uigbt at
the Bchoolhoiise,
A select coterie of musical friends
gathered at the residence of Sir H.
N. Coursier on Tuesday night, when
the principal feature of th- evening
was, of course���music. There were
no less than six different kinds of
instruments performed on. and the
melody produced was excellent. Mr,
Barber lumuied the bunjo with his
uiiiial skill, Mr. Coursier was quite
au fait with the coruet, Lev.'I Talon
drew sweet sounds from the flute
with a master hand, .Mrs. Coursier
did good work at the oruun. und the
violin and concertina helped to swell
the chorus.
There is a curious diversity of
taste amoug smokers as to the kiud
of pipe they prefer. Somo like the
clay pipe best, others prefer the
briar root, others again the me. is-
chimin, some must huve their pipe
well seasoned before they can enjoy
it, others agaiu mnst have a new
pipe and throw it away whenever it
becomes a little old. Eut though
this diversity of taste among them is
curious, it is not at all curious that
there is substantial unanimity among
thom about the kiud of tobacco to be
used. Experience has proved to
them that the "Slyrtle Navy" brand
of SIcssrs. Tuckett k Son is the
genuine urticle.
Tbe infection has s,'read to Hie"
cillewaet. We have it bad in Eevelstoke. If the old sayiug���that a high
marriage-rate is a sigu of prosperity
���is a true one, then we are goiug to
have "piping times" in West Kootonay this spring, no less than half a
dozen of our young meu having
"entered the bonds," ko,, within a
very short period. Two or threo
weeks sinoo we recorded a couple of
th>-se "happy events" at the stution,
ono at Illecillewaet on the 13th ult.,
uud this week we have the pleasure
of announcing three. Of these three
one is claimed by Illecillewaet:���On
tbe lst inst. Sir. William Sargent
returned from Toronto with his
bride, uud the young couple received
a mo5t hearty* welcome from the
residents of that progressive little
towu.   Wo send congratulations.
Two hardy adventurers of Revelstoke set out last .Monday for a journey on snowshoes to the Arrow Luke.
They got there after two duys und a
half of stirring incideuts aud hairbreadth escapes, during which one
of thom took it iuto his head to explore the bottom of the Columbia
lliver, leaving only his big snow-
shoes as a convenient bundle for his
companion to haul him  out by,
Otherwise Charley lloss would have
di-app, are,! as eH'oetuiilly as the hoy
of the sumo name did nearly twenty
years ago.   By the by, as the reward
for tho recovery of Charley Loss is
still good, wo would advise Morgan
to put in a cliiini for it.   Charley
carried the gun, while .Morgan was
loaded down with a big tin cup slung
urour.d his waist, but whether anything stronger than waler was drunk
from it neither would disclose.   Bnt
it might not be far astray to say that
there was a big bottle oonoealed
somewhere in the caravan, for when
n poor, lone, lume caribou showed
up u few yards away and gazed iu
open-eyed wonder at the nondescript
outfit, tho man with the rifle took
aim at lho nidortiiiiuto creature, nud
came so near  hilling  it lhat tho
bullet actually cut oil'some brunches
from the top of a high tree fifty yards
away,   (if course the  caribou did
not appreciate such a reception, and
walked aadly away. Then the shoot-
ist tired four more shots at the retreating animal, with the samo result.    Beaching their destination,
they visited the ranches of .Messrs,
Adair, Hull, Moxley and others, and
were most hospitably welcomed, the
mure so as they had brought down
the mail which had beeu accumula-:
tiug nt Revelstoke,   The two advoni
turers readied homo on Thursday
night, having come up in littlo over
half a day.    dorgan David, tho cupbearer, iu relating his experience to,
j the group gathered around the stove,
wus too still' to sit down,   But he is,
ready for another such picnic uej-.j
week, J.JLCI   UlliMl iJMllilJ   UHOTli
A Trio- Siorj Huil ItciTiillj  agllnteil linn-
llsli Society toils l'.inli��.
While the men and women who take the
principal parts in this drama of life, whioh
might bo called " The Crime and Punishment of Kihcl Osborne," arc not of the highest social rank us in the somewhat similar
baccarat case, they are of excellent birth
and of the best English culture, They are
gentlemen and ladies, as the English make
those distinctions. Anil it may be said safely that this drama will lose nothing for its
lack of sonorous titles. Had any groat
Writer put this story into a book, word for
Word, detail for detail, as it has boon revealed in the English houses and shops nml
courts, people would have read it with absorbing interest, bat it is doubtful whether
the realistic school would have given it a
favorable criticism.
There is always a comedy side to this lifo
- for the spectators. It is always more or
less a tragedy for those concerned, .Sometimes, ofteuer than tho newspapers indicate,
there is such a tragedy as this, with the
climax just at the rigid time, and tho last
curtain falling on sorrow and shame and
I.  '
In such an atmosphere Florence Ethel Elliot, her brother, and hor three sisters were
Drought up. Their grand father, John
Elliot of the Albany, Piccadilly, is a man
of a good deal of wealth, but "so funny,''
to use Miss Elliot's polite phrase. His only
5-m studied law aad was admitted to the
bar, but he never practised. The father
made him an allowance, and, when he married, increased it so that he could lead an
idle lifo and bring up a family with just too
little money lo he comfortable. The son
had four children, one of whom died. They
Were brought up in a pretty little house at
Tergumouth, in Derbyshire, not far from
Torquay, At Collingwood, Torquay, lived
Mrs. Martin and her granddaughter, the
great aunt and the seoond cousin of the
Elliot children. There wero frequent visits
between the families and Miss Martin was
especially fond nf little Elhol Elliot.
In 1870 Miss Martin married Major Hargreave, an officer in the army, living on
52,000 allowed him hy his father. Major
and Mrs. Hargroavoli"cd with Grandmother Martin, .Mrs. Hargrenve being allowed
���--'2,110(1 by her. Mrs. Martin had as heirlooms
and by purohase a collection of jewels
worth nearly ��7,1,011(1. Eaoh piece was a
gem in its way, and tlio old lady was wont to
shew them to visitors as an especial mark
of favor. From lime to lime she gave Mrs.
Hargreave one of tho jewels, promising to
leave her all at her death.
in 1885 Ethel Elliot, grown to a fine-looking girl of 20 years made a long visit to
Mrs. Hargreave. Thoy went about a good
deal, among other places to a ball at the
imperial Hotel. Soon after that Mrs. Elliot heard that Mrs. Hargreave had introduced Ethel to a certain liadelitl'c Hull,
whom she had heard was a highly in-proper
person. She also heard that there was a
certain Mr. Englehart, a rich bachelor of
Torquay, who was on too intimate terms
with Mrs. Hargreave tn soil the nice sensibilities of Torquay respectability. Mrs.
Elliot felt much aggrieved, and, alter wiil,
ing Mrs. Hargreave a sharp letter, broke off
all relations with her.
That state of affairs lasted until ISS7,
when the quarrel was patched up by explanations, and the old cordial relations wore resumed. In 1SS7 Mr. Elliot died, nml in
tSSI) Mrs. Elliot died. She left each of her
���hildren about $6,000, and ihe shares of
Mrs. Geach, tho oldest Bister, Hugh, Ethel,
ami Evelyn wereaftorward increased hy the
death of a sister. Old John Elliot allowed
-us grandchildrensom ithing -toHugh, who
had become tho kind of a lawyi r Ida il oi
was, S',',000 a year. s.'.:,oii tor household
spenses, an,l : house al The B ikons, South
Kensington, a district of Loudon, i-enl ree,
limy moved to Tiie lioltons iminedi i ly,
and ior n time lived fairly w ! II ���:���. ii,
having nil his time ui In- disp is il. spent a
."'it deal of money. The S(i,000 lie .>���
t i his mother was spent soon. Then he
bimowed agood part of his sister Ethi
share, into which ner love for line gowns,
bools, hats, and lhe like hul m ide :
inroads, Finally he borrowed ii good part
of Evelyn's share to relieve his moal press i:
Jjj January, 1S90, old Mrs. Martin had
died, leaving all her jewels to Major Har-
greave's wife, but dividing whal cone*
had equally among her neirs, i'he Har-
greaves had to move from i lollingw iod, ami
in the fall of 1890 established th
Shirley, Torquay, much ch ier to u ;
some establishment of Mr. Engleho t, i
the Major ami Ilia wife calie i " Lin
account of the  length of  his  line
'��� Limb " had I ���'    it a pari
11 u-g ��� ive ������-' ibl - in     . mil  :'
���������l.ii������ I frequently by seeing h
Hit.-   ive.: i he fi i
lM        - ���' :       " ������ il    ���
smglesi it behind   iii l
iSOo, '���' i. ii' .
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I'       louhti ��� ;. .oul
ih-other, a]      I - p ind did
. '.��� I'.,.' I; iltonf when Mi -  Hm res
won v.-.'   : the the truing
i.- ,,:.-', 'I     Harg
mre about that,    I irrieil
jewels aboul her when she ti ivellod,    -
wore' om in a small leal        ���.   ti ippml
ihcrwa      id uud Vhethi
either --: I lesc I   ios has I    lo wil
to . :., "n" hi- - ii 1.  iii i only "ii"   '
could Bay.
\] ���. .. il.:'."  i  ���. heing in extra
man, was alwaj s li ir 1 presso 1 for m
He .in i i. -..'-������    ��� nol ,,n il,e hostel
terms in privn e life, although nothing of
that uppearo I in public,     I   ���
��� |,n , - :;,';��� nenl they wonl sopa ite
ways, S ,'���'. ��� "' in ,' of i,i" innoss to her
friends, The fn i- were kepi from ii," i r
win-- i- ,,ii .i �� i j, ��� . li md fro
two (1 in.' iters, ��� iv ere 1.1 mil Ifi -i u
nl ago, Mrs, II irgruave would no' ei I, ten
i,, id- frerj lent complaints thai sho had
$75,000 locked up in jewels when Ihoynco |.
ed money, She nould nol m ko up hor
mind i i pari with a Binglo jewel, and bo
coming alarmed lesi news of hor treasures
should gei abroad and attraot burglars, she
bought a cabinel from White tt Co, of Tnr-
quay, ami hid a cabinetmaker, who made
aspecialty of socrol drawers and ooirpart-
uitnls, put a BCcrot drawer ill it. Mr .
Hargroavo, boing very proud of it, sent tho
servants out ol tho room and showed Major
Hargroavo and Mr. Englohart bow it wiih
worked,   It was a black cabinet with two
drawer was under the lower drawer on the
left side. She took the lower drawer out
and a false bottom was revealed. Wi ha
hat pin she pressed a tiny hole in the centre
of the false bottom and a small drawer
sprang out from what seemed lo be the
carving and ornamentation of the lower
part of the cabinet.
.Mrs. Hargreave kept in that drawer a
tray with forms to fit the rings und pins and
several small while pasteboard boxes, each
containing certain jewels, the names of
which were written on the covers of the
boxes. She showed the whole process to
lho two mon and then cautioned them never
to tell anybody.
Major Hargreave was about 40 years of
age. In December, 1800, a disease of the
blood that he had contracted in India began to trouble him, and he decided to go to
Aix-la-Chapelle for the waters. He was to
leave on Feb. 4, and, as Mrs. Hargreave
did not care to be left alone, she sent for
Ethel Elliot to come from The lloltons and
visit her for a wook.
The announcement of Ethel's engagement
to Capt, Arthur Osborne of the Carbiniers
had just been announced. Ethel Elliot was
then 25 years of age���a tall, well-formed
woman, with good ideas about how to dress
herself and u disregard for herincoma in
carrying out the ideas. She has brown hair
earnest brown eyes, and very beautiful white
teeth, which her lively disposition made hor
show much of the time. She was a handsome girl, with indications of good breeding
in manner and dress. She had known Capt,
Osborne ever since she had known any one,
and they had been in love for a long time.
He had some expectations from his father,
but was hard pressed while wailing for them
to he realized. He was respected for his
straightforwardness and his courage. Ethel
was very proud of him. She appreciated
his good qualities and loved him as much as
he loved her.
In December, ISOu, wneu tue engagement
was announced, she was in great financial
straits. A crisis was approaching, and while
she was just as gay as ever.she probably lay
awake a good deal wondering how all the
tradespeople were to be paid, and how the
wedding was to be arranged. Her brother,
of whom she was very fond, was in the
depths of the dumps with tailors' bills, and
llorisls' hills, and the like, far beyond his
power to pay. Capt Osborne was iu the
same condition. An army officer always
has debts, and Capt. Osborne was wondering
how he could square matters and get into
shape for the marriage.
Major Hargreave went to Aix on Feb. 4,
and on Feb. II Ethel arrived. She told Mrs.
Hargreave a good deal about her trouble,
and she guessed sho would have to sell the
last of the bonds iu which her mother's estate was invested, although the amount
would not be nearly enough. Mrs. Hargreave said the Major was so mean that she
would have to stay away from Ethel's wedding because she couldn't buy a gown.
Othel wouldn't listen to that, and offered to
give her SriOto buy the gown in time for the
wedding, Mrs. Hargreave, or Goorgie, as
they called her, agreed to that finally, and
Ethel promised to send the money as soon us
she returned to London. After they had
canvassed their troubles thoroughly they
enjoyed lifo ipiito gayly with the aid of
" Limb" Englehart, who was in constant
i in the morning after Ethel arrived at
Shirley she uml Mrs. Hargreave went to a
photographer and sat together forupicture,
Mrs. Hargreave wore all her jewels, which,
by the way, showed up very poorly in the
picture. When they returned Mrs. Har-
greave did not put her jewels back into the
of her dressing case, although she fell sure
that the jewels had been taken. She sent for
the servants, and, no longer caring for the
secret of the cabinet, she called them into
her bedroom to search. After an hour's inquiries with uo results, she sent a telegram
lo '' Limb," and gave herself up to tears.
" Oh, Limb, my diamonds and pearls are
gone," she said when Mr. Englehardt arrived.
" Nonsense," he said. " Have you looked
everywhere 1"
" *te3," she said. " They have been
" Then I'll take a description to Capt.
Barber atones,"
Capt. Barber was the Superintendent of
the Torquay police. Mr. Englehart had
hardly spoken of the loss of the jewels before Capt. Barber laughed and winked and
" I expect the Major's got 'em."
Everybody who was interested knew, however, that the Major was at Aix, being rubbed and scrubbed and drenched, inwardly
and outwardly. Capt. Barber sent two
Sergeants of Police, who searched the
house inside and out, questioned the ser
vants, ran round the gardens with their
noses lo the ground, and otherwise excited
terror and admiration. They ascertained
one valuable fact. No ono had loft Shir,
ley to go any distanoo since Miss Ethel Elliot lelt on Feb. 18.
The jewels must have been taken between
Feb. II, when Ethel and Georgie had looked
at them together, and Feb. 20, at 11:30
o'clock, when the loss was discovered. Five
persons knew the secret of the drawer. Had
any one of those five told the secret ? H:
a servant, peering through the keyhole, seen
the drawer opened, and afterward discovered the'secret? The police asked carefully
about Miss Elliot, hut Mrs. Hargreave indignantly and positively thrust her from
suspicion, Mrs. Hargreave was inclined to
suspect her husband, although she could not
see how he could have done it. On "Limb's"
advice she kept the loss from hor letters to
him until a letter she wrote on Feb. 25, five
days afterward. He got that on Fob. 2G,
and he was so much enraged over the loss of
the jewels he had cursed so often that ho
forgot to get angry at the sentence, " It
you have taken thom by intention, or other
wise, I hope you will let us know at once."
" Limb " determined to sift the matter to
the bottom. Accompanied by a detective
from Torquay, he went to the city aid ad
vortised the matter in the official paper of
the London police. He also soul a circular,
containing a description of the pearls and
diamonds, to every jeweller in London,
Major Hargreave returned to London from
Aix on March 2, hut he took little interest
in the search. Indeed, there was little to
do except wait for developments.
Soon after the loss was discovered, Mrs.
Hargreave wrote lo Ethel Hargrcave.telling
her all about the loss. Ethel wrote back
sympathizingly, and in a day or two, in answer to another letter from Mrs. Hargreave,
wrotethatshe had dreamed about the jewels.
Mrs. Hargreave was much impressed by that
friendliness. Ethel was very busy just at
that time getting ready far her marriage
ith Capt Osborne which was to be on
April 5th.
On March 8 Messrs. Spink & Son, jewellers at 2 Graccchurch street, answered the
circular, saying they thought perhaps they
had the jewels. Mr. Englehart, Capt. Har-
her, and May Hargreave drove the next
morning to the jewelry shop, and two hours
later Mrs. Hargreave got a telegram announcing thiil lho jewels had been found.
Mr. Spink lohl die gentleman that on Fob.
II), shortly after 12' o'clock, a well-dressed,
fine-looking yonng woman, whose dress one
of his clerks was able to describe with some
accuracy, had come into the salesroom over
so rot drawer, but left them overnight in the : tile shop, and had offered for salo the two
cash box. Mrs. Hargreave called Ethel iuto stolen pearls. He said that they saw at once
her bedroom the next morning, and the two that she was a lady, and ho further said
women talked about the jewels while the old
a rant, A* int, was at work in the ro m
Then Mrs, n u ;re iv nl A ��� ml out, an i.
ed I do . med
the leeret drawer, showing Ethel how
it    was    il ii        - :   lithe
that thero was no liing about her cool uud
perfectly self-possessed manner and speech
to indicate that there was anything wrong.
As the pearls worn large and of an especially
good quality they agreed to give her ��550
^^^^^^^^^^^^ that; (��2,750) for them, When they asked hor for
10113 '���"'���'  and  five . ;,:,... she wrote:  "Alice Price, 14
E the extsten th    drawer- Hyde Park Gardens." Following thoir cus-
lerself. ���'��� "" ��� o       '!--.. Mr. Engli    Lom, , .������ ,k  looked in the directory and
nan. and the maker.     Mrs, ;!    ;ri ive put  found no such person at that address. Mr.
the jewels into their boxes. She noticed that, Spink politely explained that to the lady,
he inscription on the ining th
.   I and the :. ...... .   ...
io she remarked       I - learriugs,
I'-. ���  peai   ditt . '    I  ������.  ihe   . isc i the
secret drawer, v ��� ; li �� is n   h ��� ��� I hai  il
���   :.   ' .    ���        "     ��� ���-..'.
ipon she smiled, and without the
il ghtesi confusion or hesitation said;" Oh;
1 am simply visiting there. 1 am Mrs. Price
of Radcliffe Hall, Bradford." The firm had
not at that time aset of country directories.
As there seemed to benothing strange in
a ���' put oul of  the young woman's story, Mr, Spink gave
hermindfierknowledge       em  retdrawer,
:    e ii Is, like smal
r i   eggs, ind e diamond
worth $2,000
the Bo -
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up the railroad   wuh  her to si iff
Phey parted I      est ol
>l      I, ������ i     ' Dear G     |     md Mrs,
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' i  [j ii il   pol  is
Fob  20
Friday morning
'1 li ��� i lid not
i H ,��� in il daj not until
At 11 i ilo,,' lock -rn that
she had an errand in   I'orqn iy,  and she
ho  -���      s would! iko. oi rli i leai ring
alon | md hivo them .������������ '     ho *
lo I he' ii i! and was startled to find thai
tho secret drawer was not quite j. nod
���' How caroloss of me/'sho Ihoiighl      I
did not shut ii lightly tho other day,
Shopulted ii oul nnd examined tho wril
ing on the tops of ihe boxes, Sho could not
Hn I ih it box iii.H kod " i wo diamond ear
rings, Two poarlditto." Sho look tho drawer clear (inland searched eagerly, Sholookod
her the firm chock for ��550.    Ho saw noth
ing more of Mrs, Price of Radcliffe Hall,
Bradford, until rub.   2.'!, when, at about
i I 30 A. M. she walked in again.   She said
iik who had waited upon her be-
���   she had presented the check at
Giyn,   Mills  &  Co's,  the  ba
��� ,    Iruwn, and had
A not ."-' cash for it. Sim asked him
'    il   she OOUld   got   cash.
11 s      . i idatingly wrote   " 1'ay
��� th inked him and wen!
pinl        in the g intlemi n wonl to
i.-, ii, Mills ft I inl era, only a short
I .    pa) ing  teller  there
ind ��� ho refusal of Feb,
 on of tho same woman
thei oh ' k  watohed   him
1'hey desci ibed, with a
,   m i    trees  the   amo worn in
;, ;, h ���'���  losciibed,   The
paying I il ho b id offered to pay
,  i.    0 hi       uprise she
1   fot   gold.     II-     'inula I   i,nl tho
.,., ,1 .ui I p ��� I ir hi i.   I' weighed
ne pounds avo rdupois,   Sho
[thi   I..j in I ,'i
i ii,'     i  o ih 'I II drove
.!        ive ind Mi. En 'lol u
furl er; hul both foil
Ir. Ei |li
I .      I,  i    M   , Iglll    bill !,
il,   ���. iii i   Mi
| ' ��� l   ���       give up
inkoi ""I in tin
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ol  '.I, .   I'i   .��� | . .in
      \    i I'ri       -'" thi   ' i"
hi il i
tup was to   irin   I' hoi Elliol
Mr,   En (loll irl  do kind
., . , ���        hor brother ol hi i oh imbors In
the Temple,   On Monday, M iroh D, al 3 Hfj
p,  M, ho pi' lonti 'I bun ."if boforo Ifu ;h
Elliol     ll"  I ��� red and fus "I i I
good di
" Huve you noli'i'd anything pai i icnlai
or pi ouliui aboul your sinter, Miss Ki hoi's
m mncr lately ?" I.o asked,
Hugh Eiliotsaysliethoughl " Limb "had
boon drinking.
" U hat do you mean .'
Mr. Englehart fell to stammering again,
and at last blurted out: " They say���they
say that���in fact���she is said���she is
thought���she is suspected of having taken
sonic of her cousin's jewels."
Mr. Elliot looked at Mr. Englehart with
an expression which made the latter stammer more than ever.
" What do you mean," Elliot said, " by
coming here with that sort of a story ?"
Then Englehart managed to give the facts
on which the suspicion was grounded.
Elliot himself offered to confront his sister
with the clerks. He made an appointment
for the following morning.
As soon us Englehart had gone Elliot hur
ried home and told his sister of the outrageous charge that had been brought
against her. She took it as any honest
woman would take suoh a charge, and her
maimer was such that her brother felt il
would have been adding insult to injury to
have asked her point blank if she took the
jewels. That did not enter into the question. The brother and sister awaited the
morning engagement with apparently equal
impatience. Mrs. Geach, the older sister,
accompanied them to the test. Mr. Spink
and his clerks identified her positively, although lliey said the difference in her clothing, and especially tho change from the
largo hat she wore before to a very small
hat, altered tier appearance a pood deal.
The hank clerks were uot so positive, which
was in a certain way a point in her favor,
and when one of them pointed to her and
said, "certainly not this one," she turned
her undisturbed countenance toward hor
sisler and laughed merrily. In fact, after
hor first indignation she was disposed to
look on the whole affair as a joke. She
could see how such mean people in money
matters as the Hargreave? were could rush
to such a false and unjust conclusion, and in
her triumphant innocence she pitied thcui.
Capt. Osborne came post-haste in answer
to a telegram, and found hor in that serene
mood. But he was not disposed to look on
such a scandalous and shameful accusation
so lightly. Of course she was innocent; a
doubt of that never entered his head. Even
when the ugly facts began to peer on every
side his confidence, as his conduct shows,
was unshaken, He had several stormy interviews in tho next few days with .Major
Hargreave, with Englehart, with solicitors.
.Major Hargreave said point blank that lhe
money must be refunded and the other
jewels returned or there would be an arrest.
Ho said that he and his wifo wore convinced against their will by overwhelming proof,
All these events brought April 4, the day
set for the wedding, very near al hand.
And the Hargreavos were so enraged at
Ethel Elliott that when they heard Capt.
Osborne had resolved tint the wedding
should go on they sent a solicitor to him,
warning him lhat his intention had better
he abandoned, as his fiancee would be arrested on April 4.
The wedding was not to be a public
affair, as originally planned, but was to
be iu the presence of the immediate
family only. When Capt. Osborne received word of the intended arrest the
wedding was put off, and, instead of
being married on April 4, Ethel Elliot and
Capt. Osborne sat in the little parlor of Tha
Boltons all day awaiting the arrival of the
officers. Her face was not so bright as it
was a fow weeks before, and her eyes had a
look in them which made honest Capt. Osborne shut his lips whenever he looked at
her. The next day they were married. Capt.
Osborne had the notiee of the marriage printed in the newspapers and also sent a personal note of it to Major Hargreave's solicitors.
Major Hargreave hud entered suit against
Spink k Sou for the recovery of the jewels,
which thoy thought thoy oould hold under a
queer old English law, He had also served
notice on Mrs. Osborne that she must pay
over the money she had got for the jewels
and sign a confession of her guilt or take tin
consequences. Matters were in that condition when it camo to the oars of Capt. Osborne that Mrs. Hargreave and the Major
woro talking of the scandal and rapidly
making public that which had beforo boon
known only by the persons intimately concerned.
Although tliatenraged Capt. Osborne, yet,
in another sense, it pleased him. It gave
him the chance to bring a suit for slander
and give tlie li3 to the Hargreavos, who
were slandering his wife. The public cannot know how Mrs, Osborne took the Captain's proposal to bring a suit for slander
and put her innocence to the frightful test
of a trial in open court. But from what is
known of her she can have made only slight
objection, and in all probability she urged
him on when she saw how near to his heart
the mull er lay. Capt. Osborne's solicitors
retained Sir Charles Russell, und when notieo of tho suit was served oil the Hargreavos
iters upon | 'he latter part of limo they retained through
earned that 'thoir solicitors Sir Edward Clarke. By the
retaining of these renowned counsellors on
opposite -ides the case was certain of wide
publicity oven had it been less sensational.
When lho papers began to conic in Sir
Charlos Russoll found that Mrs. Osborne
would be called upon to account for every
m air nl of her 11 mc on Feb. IP from !l o'clock
in the morning until 0 o'clock in iho oven-
Ing, Several mon ths afterward he discovered that sho would also haveio account In
i In- same way for Feb. 23,' Tho Hargreavos
ami thoir solicitors kept this information
from the 11 ibnrnos as long as possible.
When liio trial was opened on One. Hi,
boforo M r. ,1 nsi inn I leninan.iii Queen's Bench
Division of lho Royal Courts of Justice,
Capt, Osborne and his counsel were confident of victory,  Mrs. Osborne, as far as cau
iir oi li'i'd from her manner was us cool ami
confident as thoy woro, Sir Charles Rus-
soil's presentation of hor Innoceneo were
clour and logical, lb- rathor insinuated
that Mrs. Hargrcavo had sl,,Ion her own
jowoh hn somo unknown motive, and he
loall in from lightly wiih " Limb" Englohart,
Mi . Osborne win iho Iirsl witness. The
I pari "i her tostimony woro in regard
' ��� hi: monoy affairs and hor whereabouts on
I'i,. Hi and 23, Her appoaranco made ii
M.;i ivorablo impression mi lho jury, the
crowd win, h (llh il i he court room, and oven
mi ilia Judge,' Sho was cool, and i ho uns
worod quoi' "in promptly .oul with mi ni-
i,iii|ii'i ni evasion,   Tho dofonco h ul not
i tho hours ai which it was es| ml-
ii,, iu Mrs, Osbornoloaccounl for
Sho described hm actions on each
,i ih,'di;, i    Foi Fob, in tho day after her
return from Shirley and tho day on which
Uico Prico had sold Spink tho jewels, Bhe
ml i
" I hroakfastod in mybedroom that morn-
ing.   My breakfast was brought up by the
a nasty, toggy morning, and I liao in ureas
by gaslight, I slipped on my dressing gown
and wrote my letters���one to .Mrs. Hargreave, which ia beforo the court, and
another to Capt. (Ishorue. It took me from
half to three-quarters of an hour to write
the letters. 1 rang for my housemaid, who
took them down to the page boy to post.
I then went up stairs to have my both, returning to my dressing room about 11 or
soon after. I then commenced to dross, and
that took me from three-quarters of an
hour lo an hour. I dressed completely for
valking out. While I was dressing my
brother Hugh came into my room unexpectedly, and we had some conversation
about our immediate intended movements.
I also saw my housemaid and instructed her
as to the alteration of a petticoat, which I
afterward hud packed in a box and scut
away,   I then left the dressing room.
" Before going out I wont into the kitchen
to give my orders to the cook. That took
about twenty minutes. I then left the
house, somewhere about half past 12. I
walked from The lioltons to Messrs, Whit-
tinghani & Humphreys', in Onslow place,
quite close to South Kensington station.
Tlmt took about a quarterof an hour. 1
then askod for Mr. Humphreys, a member
of the linn, from whom I had ordered my
trousseau. I had to wait about a quarter
of an hour for hiin,and then had a conversation as to the trousseau. I was occupied
with him from three-quarters of an hour to
an hour, leaving about I, or half past.
Next I went to Mine. Poncerot, who is a
dressmaker in Alfred place West, I was
there five or ten minutes. On my way
home 1 bought some flowers of a woman at
the Queen's gate."
That took her past the time of the sale of
the jewels. For Feb. 2,3. when the check
was cashed by the bankers, she said, in answer to the question whether she went out:
" No, I did not, I did not leave the house
the whole of the day. Miss Dashwood, Mrs.
Saunders, a dressmaker, and the servants
were in the house that day, and my sister
Evelyn returned from Hastings at !>', o'clock
in the evening,"
After Sir Edward Clarke had cross examined her, the people present felt that she
had scored u triumph, They did not notice
that Sir Edward had made hor show nearly
an hour of time between 12! and U unaccounted on Fob. HI, nor did thoy realize
that ho had involved her account of her
finances so that she had confessed to far
more money than she had the right lo have.
Sho left the stand followed by applause, and
even Sir Charles Russell smiled al her.
She had made only one misstep apparently,
and that did not concern lhc thoft.
Other witnesses came I o corroborate her,
and for Fob. 23 sho had the best proof that
she was in the house. Miss Dashwood waa
positive, Mrs. Saunders was positive. She
could not have gone out for an hour.
Soon after the beginning of tho session of
Deo. 20, Justice Donmun handed down a
note which ho had just received by special
messenger, lie read it and handed it to the
attorneys. Both became intensely absorboaj
The note was from the Messrs. Benjamin,
Ulsto House, Conduit street, and set forth
that laic in the morning of Feb. 23 a lady
steped from a cab and brought a hag of gold
containing ��550, intcthcirshop.askiiig them
to give hor notes for it. They hud not the
notes and directed her to the National Provincial Bank. The council kept this note to
themselves, butscntoiit inquiries immediately. The trial went on, and Mrs. Osborne
and her husband sat there listening calmly
and attentively while the detectives were
following the trail.
The detectives ascertained t hat the woman
had got notes for the gold at tho National
Provincial Bank. Thoy copied the numbers
of the notes, and went lo the Bank of England. It was lato in the afternoon, and the
officials had much formality to go through.
At last thoy found one of the notes, ft hud
come from Maple's dry goods houso. Writ-
ton across it, iu an unmistakable handwrit-
ling, was tho name "Ethel Elliot." At
Maple's thev said a lady living at The
lioltons had paid it to their agent in the
hit'or part ol March in exchange for a CO.
D. package.
Tlie court had adjourned for the day by
that time. When lhe new facts wero laid
before Sir Charles Russoll he saw at once
that Ethel Elliott had deceived everybody.
He sent for Capt, Osborne and told the facts
to him. Capt. Osborne refused lo believe
them. He went homo and confronted his
wife. Ho told her what Sir Charles had
said, and that he was going to withdraw
from the case. He told her that he still believed hor, that she was innocent, and he
know it. And she still denied ti e accusation, still stood for her own innoccco. She
had forgotten that her name was on one of
tho notes,   That was Saturday.
Thero wore several consultations during
Sunday, but Sir Charles oould not convince
Elliol that sho was caught, nor could he
shake!..' apt. Osborne's belief iu hor innocence.
Early on Monday morning, Doc. 21, Capt.
Osborno wont with Hugh Elliott and Ids
solicitor to the Hunk of England to look at
i ho notes. " I will know that it is not her
handwriting,"ho said; "I cannot he deceived." For nearly a year sho had
written to him every day. He was
familiar with each shade and turn of
her writing. Others might be fooled hy
a fancied resemblance, but he would
know. Thoy wont to the bank. The office! handed him the nolo. Ho looked at tho
name SO lightly written there and yet so dis-
tinol ly, and as he looked ho shook from side
to side, and, before any one could catch him
he fell to the floor, Thoy could not bring
him back to consciousness for several houra
to tho knowledge that his wife was doubly
a liar and that, the ohihl to be home shortly
would have a thief for a mother.
There was a scene never to be forgotten
when lho counsellors, with grave faces entered lho court room and the defendants
took their seats and looked triumphantly
at the vacant seats of the plainlills, Sir
Charles Russell apologized for tits insinuations against Englehart and the Hargreavos
nml asked thai a verdict be given forthedc-
fomlanls without further delay. Sir Edward
Clarko explained the complete exposure of
Mrs. Osborno as gently as ho could. Sir
Charlos Russoll, so moved that he could
scarcely articulate said that the suit was
withdrawn at the imperative instructions,
of Capt. Osborno. " I hope I may bo pcr-
niilleii to add," said Sir Chariot, " that
throughout he has acted as a thoroughly
honorable and chivalrous gentleman."
After tin- official notice of the accession of
Abbus Pasha has boen gl en to the powers,
the Khedive will make a tour abroad, visit-
inc. Constantinople, Odessa, St. Petersburg,
Vienna, and Paris. Without Clones-Pins.
Housekeeper's Weekly: Most persons
take very good care of iheir table-linen after
it is washed, ironed and neatly folded ; but
the oare should be taken before it reaches
this state Table-linen is never worn in the
using, but in the washing and ironing the
whole amount of damage is done, especially
if the servant is strong, and rubs all with
equal vigor, from the dainty handkerchiefs
to the heavy sheets.
Table-linen should he soaked over night,
with a little ammonia added to the water,
which softens the dirt as well as the water,
and in the morning, with a little rubbing,
thorough rinsing, and careful bluing (never
put any starch in 1 able-linen), they are ready
to hang out, and here is whore the greatest
harm is done.
When I have a new servant, and Monday
comes, I think of the contest on the clothespin question, and my heart fails mo. Servants may acknowledge they have some
faults and failings, but they .all know how
to boil potatoes, make bread, and wash and
iron. These virtues they are positive they
possess, and great is their indignation if
yen question the results.
A table cloth should bo hung half or two-
thirds its length over the line, and no clothespins should be used unless tho wind makes
it absolutely necessary, Servants take
napkins or handkerchiefs hy one corner, and
fasten a bunch of them on the line with
one clothes-pin, so as to save time and
and trouble for themselves. Soon you discover holes or tears in the corners of the
articles, and wonder what causes them. I
only wonder thai there are any napkins or
handkerchiefs in existence.
Neither napkins nor handkerchiefs should
ever oome in contact with clothes-line or
clothes-pin. Vou wbo arc fortunate enough
to have "real grass," which wc city folk
arc deprived of, spread your table-linen
upon it. and the sunshine will do the rest of
tee work.
Eings on the Thumbs.
Were it left to the ladies to decide the
relative importance of the five lingers, the
pride of place would certainly be accorded
10 the fourth finger, as tha hearer of the
outward sign of wifehood. Granting that
honorable privilege to be sufficient to entitle the fourth linger to rank above its fellows, it is a question if it rightly enjoys the
ll has boon contended that the master-
finger was originally the recipient of the
badge of matrimony, ohiefly, if not entirely,
on the evidence of Tom D'Urfey aud Samuel
Butler���the first-named writing of it courtship so fast and furious that
Ere three days about wero como,
The ring was nui upon the thumb;
and Butler decrying the abolishing of
That tool of matrimony, a ring,
Wiih which the iinsiinciiilcd bridegroom
Is mnrrlod only to a thumb.
But then ho goes on:
The briile to nothing, but hor will,
Which nulls the after-marriage still;
which may be read to mean that the thumb-
ringing ceremony wus merely the preliminary
one of formal betrothal,
In tho other case, it does not follow that
if the ring w as p it upon the thumb, it
staid there ; since the old marriage ritual
prescribed that the ring should be put upon
the thumb at the words, " With all my
wordly goods I thee endow:" placed in turn
upon tho second, third and fourth finger, on
which it finally remained.
Southey tells us that in the time of tho
first two Georges ladies transferred the wedding-ring to the thumb after the ceremony,
and it is represented so worn in portraits of
the period. He might have gone farther
back. Tlie heroine of Southerne's " A
Maid's Last Prayer " declares of a lover :
" Marry him I must, and wear my wedding
ring on my thumb, too, I am resolved,"from
which it may bo reasonably inferred that to
do so was the whim of the few rather than
ol the many.
Portraits of Elizabethan dames wearing
their wedding rings upon their thumbs are
said to bo extant. Possibly the rings were
not wedding rings, ringing the thumb being
an old feminine fashion. It was upou that
member of the hand Chaucer's Canacc carried her wonder-working hoop, and a mummy case in the British museum hears a representation of an Egyptian lady, the
thumbs of whose crossed hands are each
encircled by a ring.
In the days of Oueon Anno, according to
the Spectator, the feminine thumb ring was
the badge of widowhood, and women tired
of single blessedness were wont to don it,
and, as "jolly widows," achieve conquests
denied to them as spinsters.
Men's thumb-rings arc no rarities to collectors. Some of the Roman specimens
must have been cumbrous wear, ono in the
Montfaiicon collection, bearing the bust of
Trajan's consort, Platiua, measuring over 3
inches across.
Modia-val churchman of high degree did
not allow " the largest, first and shortest of
the fingers" to go unadorned. A massive
gold ring was found on the thumb of the
suppose! skeleton of Hilary,
Chichester, who died in llli',1; and there-
ciimbent effigy of Bishop Oldham, in Exeter
Cathedral, is remarkable for the pressed-
together thumbs being inclosed by u single
ring, says Ohamber's Journal;
When the shrine of Sl. Thomas a Bccket
was robbed of its treasures, the famous
Archbishop's thumb ring given to him hy
tho King of France, graced with a ruby the
size of a hen's egg, found its way to th
himself. Living in the same house, the
constant appeal to his chivalry became more
powerful at last than all the varied charms
of other woman he might have won.
Ugly girls, however, generally carry their
consolation with them in a blessed unconsciousness of their want of good looks ; have
we not all seen thom stand before a mirror
noting the effect of a color or a new fashion,
with an undisguised expression of admiration on their faces?-very much like the
ugly young man who ties his cravat and
smiles at his image in the glass with the
comforting mental comment, " Not handsome, but devilish fascinating I"
The statement that "ugly girls are generally left to run to waste, as unappropriated blessings," is not supported by evidence ; who has not met wives as ugly as
any old maid in his list of acquaintances?
It is safe to make the broad generalization
that an ugly girl, all other things being
equal, is likely to have fewer offers than a
pretty girl, but quite as likely to receive
the one offer which will make her a happy
wife. It may he doubted whether a plurality of lovers is an unmixed advantage to a
girl; one good lover, the elect man, at tract-
oil to her by affinity in its highest sense, is
forever enough.
But all other things (save the gift of
beauty) seldom are equal between the ugly
and the pretty girl; by the natural law of
compensation, the ugly girl has either some
inherent or some acquired ability that is
lacking in the other, which asserts its charm
as iicqaintance progresses. Beauty ouly has
the start iu the race.
The ugly girl often has superior tact and
finesse. Being obliged to study human nature closely in order to get the most out of
il, she learns so well how and when to
speak delicate flattery that she ends by
convincing the man who scarcely noticed
her on the evening when they were introduced, that the lips that can utter such bewitching things are really beautiful; for
somebody has said���I cannot give the
authority for the quotation���that mon are
Propinquity oftonost decides attachments
of every kind ; if a city man had to spend a
winter in a little village with a homely but
pleasant sat!, he would be more likely to
find himself in love with her by spring than
with the pret'y and pleasant girl he left in
Toronto when he went to tlie village.
An ugly girl has a firm grip, generally
speaking ; she is not sated with admiration,
or confident when she gets it that it will be
perennial, so she does not let chances give
her the slip, after the fashion of many belles.
When once married she has plenty of grit,
too, to protect hor lawful property and to
distance the pretty unscrupulous flirts who
would try their wiles on him.
It is questionable, after all, if a wonan's
beauty or homeliness manes much difference
to a man after he has heen married to her a
year; does he ever know how she looks?
Ho sees her inner nature, and the happiness
ot the couple is decided by tlie effect of their
inner natures upon each other. Many a man
with a pretty wife has been infatuated with
the society of a very plain-looking woman
who possessed either intelligence or some
power of adaptation he missed iu his partner.
4 Narrow sirl-ii- uf Moiiiiluhiou. Country
wiiu u Population of Nearly 3,000,000.
The republic of Chili, as the gazetter tells
us, is a country of south America, bounded
on the east by ranges of the Andes and on
the west by the Pacifio Ocean. To he more
precise, Chili includes the narrow strip of
land on the west coast of South America,
extending from Pern on the north nearly to
Cape Horn, and bounded on the wost by
Bolivia and Argentina. Jn breadth this
strip of land varies from 40 to 200 miles,
while its length is 2,000 miles,
Chili has an area of '.'113,070 square miles,
and its population in 1885 was 2,526,969,
From one end to the other it is
lino im. iiiiiiii-iii' (.inui Brutes l.aiolii-d lo
ii llan I |i a Tree.
The following story of a combat between
two enormous grizzlies is related by a hunter who witnessed it from the safe retreat of
a tall tree, whore he had lied from the approach of one of the brutes. He says that
il la-ted long enough for him to get over
his scare and pay close attention to what
was going on. He had been hunting, having started al daylight, and at 2 o'clock ho
was surprised by meeting u huge grizzly in
the path, He did not have time to do anything but climb a tree, and the old brute
immediately laid seige and attempted to
reach up at him,   While this was going on
country of
high mountains, whose tons are snow-clad i   i      i ,,   ,   -,       , ,,    -
,,b        .,       ,   T, ',.      ,-   ,  ,  , ihe hoard a noise up the trad, and there was
the vear through, its coast line a floras but i     ,i     u��� ���     i .    .        it,   ,
t    -     , ,    ,��       mi   ,    .       ...  .   ; another bear coming down toward his tree,
few good harbors,    J he best one is that ot' -
Talcahuano, a little town of 2,500 inhabi
the southern part of the coast
The harbor is well protected and has
ample room and depth of water. Porto
Coqiiimbo is the next harbor i-.i point of
safety. There arc (1,000 inhabitants in this
town, but seven miles inland is tho important city of Coquimbo, tin capital of the province. It has 15,000 inhabitants and is the
seat of a Bishop.
The most important harbor on the Chilian
coast is that of Valparaiso. The town, which
has a population of 07,737, is on a bay of
semicircular form, which is capable of"accommodating a very large fleet. It is well
sheltered on the east, aouth and west, but
toward the north it is exposed.
The greater part of the town is built on
the sides of hills sloping down to the water's
edge, On the whole it affords as good a
target for a man-of-war's guns as can be found
on the coast of the continent. On March 31,
1806, it was bombarded by a Spanish squadron under Admiral Nunez and a large part
of it was ruined. The loss to the town was
estimated at ��10,183,000.
The climate of Chili, although it is ono of
the finest on the globe, seems to have an ii
lolent apathetic effect on the peoph
He thought, he was in for a night of it as the
two would keep him there until lie was starved or someone came to his assistance.
He was mistaken, however, for the two
hears were evidently not friendly, and one
ot them undoubtedly thought that the other
was poaching on his preserves, for the animals no sooner saw each other than they
roared and rushed at each other, bent on
Then ensued one nf the wildest scenes
ever witnessed iu the mountains, a battle
between the kings of the forest, The an
mills fought with a skill that showed thom
both to be the victor of many a previous
conflict. They skirmished for position and
boxed with the dexterity of trained pugilists.
Suddenly one made a savage rush at the
other and they wore locked in an embrace
that was terrific. They roared and howled
and bit and clawed each other in a most
horrible manner. The whole place was torn
up, small trees being uprooted in thestrug-
gle of the enraged brutes. By an awful
snort one tore away from the other, and
then they began their sparring tactics again,
but it was evident that tlie first bear had
got much the worst of the tackle.
Round and round they wont again until a
second rush was made, and then came the
most fearful death strugi.de. It was evident
that one or the other would be dead befcre
Chilians possess the proud distinction of
being as lazy a nation of people as exists to- j brother would giye up the fight
day. lliey aro not a long-lived people, the '      '.',..,
average duration of life being loss than in
more variable climates.
Chili is a great country for earthquakes.
A record of twenty-five mouths shows 156
separate and distinct shocks. These shocks
do not as a rule do much damage, but they
frighten the life out of the Chilians for a
How to Ruin a Husband.
He hod a wife.
His salary was $2,500 per annum.
But sho complained.
She wanted a better house.
Better clothes.
Nothing fit to go out in.
No country cottage.
Nor carriage.
Nor society.
She coveted a place on the ragged edge
of the- Four Hundred.
She kept it up
Niglit and day.
And moaned and
He lacked style, also.
As well as new clothes every six
weeks and various other things.
Ilo know how his employer made several
hundred daily on the street,
A thousand or so would not bo missed for
a few hours.
So he took it and went up the street and
She got her sealskin.
He took more and lost.
More yet.
Defalcation discovered.
He wears the penitentiary check,
Others are going, too.
Better is a modest room up two pairs of
staiis than a cell in jail.
A Pleasant Word.
A young lady had gone out walking. She
forgot to take her purse with her, and had
no money in her pocket. Presently she met
a little girl with a basket on her arm.
" Please, miss, will you buy something from
my basket ?" said the little girl, showing a
variety of bookmarks, watch-cases, needle-
book, etc. '-I'm sorry I can't buy anything
to-day," said the young lady. " J have not
Bishop of J any money with me. Your things look very
pretty." Sho stopped a moment, and spoke
a few kind words to the little girl; and
then as she passed she said again, " I'm
very sorry I can't buy anything from you
to-day." "II, miss!" said the little girl,
"you've done me just as muoh good as if
you had. Most persons that I meet say,
"Got away with you I" but you have spoken
kindly and gently to nie, and I feel a Ilea))
better."   That was "considering the poor."
thumb of bluffKing Hall, and as the humor  How little it costs to do that I   Let us learn
of the King is always Voted just the same i to speak kindly and gently to the poor and
suffering.    If we have nothing else to give
lot us at least give them our sympathy.
thing, we may bo sine the royal hand was
not the only one so decked ut court. Mayors
and Alderman imitated their betters.
" When I was ab;,ut thy years, Hal,"
says the Fat Knight, "I was not an eagle's
Inlon in the waist; i could have crept into
an Alderman's thumb ring j" and that the , ,,
,,,     ,    ���       b ,, , i canoe o   coming into the word
wearing of thumb rings wus pretty general | f.,��� , ���,.,-���, f���,���. .���, ���������,,���..
in the seventeenth century is proven by
Brotne'S remark that u good man in the oity
carried nothing rich  about him  but the
gout uml a tli limit ring.
The Ugly Girl.
Most utily girls have something pretty
about thom, and the few who know that
thoy cannot claim oven this limited endow
ment lioeoiue palhelio lo men nf a generous
mind, exciting pity, and wc all know what
pity is akin to under favorable conditions,
1 recall a maiden of this stamp who secured
a handsome and devoted husband by her
The Day of Your Birth.
A good deal might be said about lucky and
unlucky times of tilth���about the signiti-
on feast,
fast, and saint days labont particular dales,
particular hours, and particular seasons, It
will be sufficient, however, to merely indicate these new fields of research, anil, as a
start for the enterprise, to remind all whom
il may concern, that���
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuosd ly's child is full of grace ;
Wednesday's child is full of woe.
And Thursday's child has far to go.
Friday's child is loving and giving,
And Saturday's child works hard for its
Hut the child that ia bom on n Sabbatl
It blythc and bonny, good and gay.
The best of our glad days sometimes oome
quickly following the most sorrowful, just
as mist and storm are often succeeded by
the clear shining after the rain, No one
can be sure that to-morrow will bo beautiful, buthe can hope so, and there is a pleasure in looking for streaks of light in our
sunsets which we should not deny ourselves.
Often reproof and criticism that might be
most salutary if couched in a few cogent
They fought savagely, biting and gouging,
until one of the brutes fell, and tho other
got a grip on his throat, which soon ended
the fight and the fallen bear's life. After
biting aud clawing the fallen enemy until
there was no possibility of there being any
life left, the victor set to work to eat his
fallen foe.
Queen Victoria's Hogs.
Her Majesty, as is well known, is fond of
dogs, and Mr. (I. B. Krehl, in a supplement
to " The Stockkeepor," gives somo interesting particulars, ascertained on a visit to the
kennels at Windsor, respecting the Royal
canine pets. It goes without saying that the
animals receive every attention and arc admirably housed. Their sleeping apartments
are carefully ventilated, ami hot-water pipes
run through the length of the building.
In the kennels are dogs of nearly every
breed. For collies the Queen has always
shown a preference, and this accounts for
words arc rendered simply irritating and the number kept at Windsor. The Princess
repulsive by the verbosity which seems to Beatrice's " fancy" tics in the direction of
like to linger upon the shortcomings of an- fox-territors, which are also well represent-
other. We need that sensitiveness by which ed. We aro glad to note, hy the way, that
we can detect the unspoken feelings of the fox-terriors in the Royal kennels are
othoro and forestall tho hint symptoms of ���ot docked. It would bo a good thing if the
weariness. Ihis and the self-denial that Royal example in this respect were general-
accompanies it are among the best marks of *y followed. How any one can imagine that
thai kindly and generous spirit which are mutilating a dog adds to its beauty, we fail
the essence of all true courtesy. to understand.
Some of the Royal fox-terriers are certainly game enough. One of thoin���Jock
material victory, but to endure, suffer, and by name���who when a store was recently
die for truth or freedom. The highest honor cleared out had a chance of distinguishing
that a man can bear in life or death is the himself, killed twenty-two rats in a quar-
scarof a chain borne in a good cause. Stand- tor of an hour. Her Majesty, it should be
ing here by the grave of a man who lived said, frequently inspects the kennels, "in-
and died humbly, modestly, and poorly, we quiring into everything affecting the health
look not for powers of achievements, we are and comfort of the inmates and giving eaoh
not deceived by lowliness, by poverty, nor animal a caressing pat and kindly word of
even by errors; wc find that, after the sift- j eoognition.
ing of death and years, there remains to us When the Royal dogs die lliey arc laid to
his adoration, courage and devotion. To rest "beneath the turf whore thoy gam-
these we have raised this stone, to honor holed ns puppies and were exercised when
their memory in a dead man, and to remind thoy grew tip. Each little grave is marked
living men that love and gratitude are the by a stone tablet- about a foot long and
sure harvest of fidelity and trustworthiness I eight inches across, whereon a few words
are engraved, giving the name and date of
The highest duty thai ever comes to a
man is not to do a deed of prowess or win a
A Spider Did It,
A French prisoner, while in captivity in
Holland took to studying a spider.
The spider never appeared during bad
weather, and Dis don val was able to pre
diet frost a least a week before it came sun-
ply by watching the spider's movements.
Gen. Pichegru invaded Holland. The
French general had craftily waited till midwinter had set in so as to render the cutting of the dikes of uo advantage to the
Duchmen. Nevertheless the dikes wero out.
.Suddenly mild weather set in. In his coll
the prisoner observed by the spider's actions
that cold weather was coming and so secret
ly informed Pichegru,
The general knew Dis Jonval, and resolved to wait a week ; and then there camo
the hardest frost that Holland had known
for 100years. The waturs were bound with j
icy fetters. The French advanced triumphantly, Utrecht fell, ami tho prisoner was
released. Hut the spider who had done it
all knew nothing about it, and went on
spinning as usual.
death." Among the inscriptions on the
tombstones of tho dogs arc the following'
"Maurice, favorite Mount St,J Bernard
of H. H, II. the Prince Consort, died November, 18114." A little further away lies
"Princic, Scotch Terrier. Brought from
Balmoral June 14, 1865. Died February li,
1874"; and in the shade of a small fir rests
"Nellie (collie), mother to Bess, Flora and
Sailor.   Died October 12, 1886."
To School-Girls.
Vou would think it a pleasant magic ifj
you could Hush your flowers into a brighter
bloom by a kind look upon them; nay,
more, if you had the power, not only to
cheer, but to guard them -if you could bid
the black blight to turn away, and the
knotted caterpillar spare���if you could bid
the dew fall upon thom in the drought, and
say to the south wind in frost, " Come,
thou South, and breathe upon iny garden,
that the soloes of it may llowout I" This
you would think a great thing ; and all ol
tills (and how much more than this!; you
cau do, for fairer flowers than these���Hewers that would bless you for having blessed
them, and will lovo you for having loved
thom���flowers that have eyes like yours,
and thoughts like yours, and lives like
yours whioh once saved, you save forever,
Is this only a little power '!-llusl,vi
The Earth's Population.
It is before all things desirable that we
should have an inkling as to lhc probable
future movement of tlie earth's population,
and, taking for his guide the figures furnished by recent censuses and the ascertained
rates of increase, M. Rioliol bus calculated
approximately and in round numbers tho
way in which the world will bo peopled 100
years from the present timo. He arrives
at lhe conclusion that in 1002 the population of Europe will h��78'i millions, that of I would
Asia 1,000 millions, that of Africa 100 millions, that of America 085 millions, ami
that of Australia .'III millions. Those numbers yield a total of 2,500 millions, against
an estimate for 18111 of only 1,450 millions,
..vauo ui irutu opoKen Dy tne Hired
After nine years service in many kitchen
I often feel as if a few words from '��� the
hired girl's" standpoint might be of service
tn both mistress and maid. In tho first
place both should remember there is need
for mutual forbearance. The girl who desires io bo successful should know that to
ho faithful to her mistress, whether present
or absent, is a qualification that will balance
many natural defects and make her service
always in demand, She may then be proud
to have the honor than once fell to my own
lot of having a formei mistress say : I will
take this trip to California with my husband
if you will come and keep house for my two
children while 1 am gone. Otherwise I
shall stay at home for I know no one else
whom 1 can trust."
Remember not to leave your mistress " in
the lurch" on account of some real or fancied
grievance. How woll I remember entering
a strange kitchen where the washing was in
various stages of progress, dinner party
cooked, as the girl had left at once because
another was coining soon to take her place.
Don't gossip. If you are an American
girl working in a country village many people will ask you questions about the
private ail'ars of the household you are in.
Vou have no more right to use such knowledge as comes to you thin you would have
to smuggle away hits if gold or silver to use
at your earliest opportunity.
Don't raise up in righteous indignation if
you are duly informed that you are expected to eat alone. Don't imagine sho thinks
you are not good enough to eat with her and
so of course you won't work for her. Perhaps sometime you will understand the
other side as I do now. lam married and
have a house of my own. I should be very
loth always to have a third party present at
our meals, even our nearest relatives, for
we often have private matters in regard to
business, plans for the future, etc, that are
not ready as yet to be even thought of by
others. If extra company comes don't sulk ;
very likely it is as great an inconvenience,
possibly more, to your mistress than it can
be for you who have only to follow out a
few hurried directions. A pleasant, cheerful
countenance and tone of voice is worth a
groat deal to the household you are in. You
may lie sure of a welcome whenever you return toa former place of service if you cultivate this practice, and you will have the
satisfaction of seeing the weary look disappear from the face of your mistress and
even the children regard your coming as a
joyful event.   And uow
Don't forget that your "girl" is still a
woman with all a woman's longings and
perplexities. She may have been obliged
to take up this work, as in my own case, because it was the one thing at hand. Do not
let her go astray at night because she is so
lonely. Talk with her long enough to make
her feel you are still a friend. Hive her a
chance to read those magazines that lie with
uncut pages upon your table, or show her
how to do that dainty bit of crocheting thai
her nimble lingers will be so quick to follow.
Don't expect her to leave her work at any
timo to look after the children or something
else that can wait a while. It is a fact that
I was once commanded to leave the bread
dough on the molding boat d and sit down
to hold a child while its mother was doing
something unimportant. Do you wonder
this woman was continually changing girls?
I actually pitied her before I worked there
am! I never tried so hard to please or was
so roundly scolded as at this place. I suppose that really her nervous system was
shattered as she had four small children and
her strength was not equal to the daily demands.)- But was I to blame for that ? I believe in disposition would have been utterly ruined had 1 stayed there six months and
yet the very next place 1 wont I stayed two
years and then only left to net married.
My advice to a mistress from my Own experience is to be considerate. At Iirst when
a new girl comes don't confuse her with a
multitude of directions, but, after telling her
what you desire to have done, if she has had
previous experience shut the kitchen door
aud leave her to work out the problem in
her own way. If the result is all right and
she is neat you'll be better served than if
you insist upon your own cherished
method of work. Vou must have control
over yourself if you wish to have the respect
ol your maid. Vou are teaching unconsciously, perhaps, lessons that will be repeated in
some other home possibly after you have
hud down the burden of life forever. What
nobler monument could you desire than the
sanctified memory that still lingers with me
of a sweet-tempered mistress, careful and
considerate in all her relations with the
"hired girl" as well as her own loved ones,
but who long since sank peacefully asleep.
The Journalists Overcoat,
Mr. Portly Pompous���You should
get yourself a wilder overcoat"
Shivering Reporter���I never did
go and
such a
thing since 1 have been connected with the
What do you do in
"Croat  heavens
winter when it's col
"I run,   That is tho only difference ho
twcoii my winter and summer overcoat."
Every Girl Should Sow.
In these days the art of lino needlework is
in danger of decay. We have plenty of
decorative embroiders, plenty of workers in
drawn work, but ounparalivoly fow who
understand line hemming or the more complicated parts of plain sewing. Vet this
should be a part of the education of every
girl iu lhe land, just as wc believe I hat some
ordinary manual training .should bo a part
of a boy's education, It duos not matter
whether lho Individual is born with "a
guidon spoon in his mouth" or is compelled
In sup porridge from a clumsy wooden one,
the demand for some manual I raining is
equally neecssrry. Fine sowing is u delightful occupation lo u woman of womanly
tastes, and one iu which she can shew as
much taste us embroidery, No one can toll
whether Wink is properly done unless one
understands how to do it. For this reason,
if for no oilier, every gill should be trained
to understand how to lortn "seam, gusset
and band," though hor general sowing may
be done by a s'luinstress. " Dangling hands"
are a shame to any person, rich or poor.
To have a course marked out beforehand
is to be prepared for difficulties,
The shortening of tho route from England
io India is still engaging the attention of
tho British War Office, The ordinary line
of travel for Anglo-Indians has been from
London to Paris, Rome, llrindisi, and the
Suez Canal; but row the line of Paris, Vienna. Salonica, and ��ue/. is under consideration, as a means of saving timo, Thi�� line
tiiinly have advantages over the
oilier, and we shall probably hear more of
it hereafter. The recent experiments of tho
British military authorities in transportation and communication between England
and the Hast Indies by ihe now transconti-
nenial route through Canada, and the complete success of the trial, furnish evidence
of their purpose to make every possible pre
paralion for all the contingencies of war.
The Northwest Liquor-license bill has one
curious feature, which also possesses the element of novelty. Section 7,1 provide* that
if any person shall drink to excess of intoxicating liquors on any premises, whether
licensed or unlicensed, and while so intoxicated comes to his death by suicide or drowning, or by cold or other accident, "the
keeper of such hotel, restaurant or other
hoiis,. ,,r place, ami also any person who, for
him or In Ins employ, deliven d to such person tho liquor whereby such intoxication
was caused, shall be jointly and severally
liable to nn action for personal wrong at tho
suit of the legal representatives of ihe deceased person ;" the action to be brought
within three months after the death;
damages not less than $100 or more than
$1,000. Liquor dealers are thus to be held
responsible for fatalities which result from
the too free sale of Intoxicants, Although
this is an unusual provision in a licensing
measure, endeavors have been made from
time to time to enforce this principle in the
court. So far as the Northwest Territories
aie concerned, this section, if adopted, will
settle the question there. Oni- Mc.
In llie Provincial Legislatun on
lo the
., ',','., r
iMo'i-Uv Mr. J. M. hi .i.i.
two petitions in n f.-i-i m
jucpriioration ,,!' ii,, .','��� Is
.''','iirks und Eleo'rio Liehl Co
.jii-llie protested ns.:'. i������-! 'Ir 0 '���'> '
ment pinning lands in the vicinity of
..Sloean Lake under iwrve after i'iiii-
siderable iinnr ovemontH lm I In < n
made upon them, In the Sn (di
'from th" Throne, he snid, i-,-feren-;(
bud been made to the fuel Inn tho
'Columbia k tvo itenay R-iilna li 11
done irtfi h in developing :!. i oiin-
try. That was a wrong idea, for tin,
railway ha,! boon run.1 iug oul;, sin
���months. The true develop ���,��� ,.:' tbe
country were (ho miners- thesi , TV
sumo men whom the Guvi ai m i I
now sought to rob -,f their rights.
Another matter hn waub d to bring
before the attention of the ( i eru
ment was the wnj in which lamb
in the 20-mile 'noli were bein ; u;-
iniiiistei'i'd by the Domini lovi re
picnt. It was impossible in ll al belt
to aoquire lapels eithi r ','.,' preemption or purchasi. .. tl u niimbi ���
of desirable people who had come iu
and hud wished to si tile npi n thai
land had been compelled tngoai ross
the border to lho State of Win
ton, so that they could gi, tu I . i
live on. liut one peculiar feature of
'this case was thut ono member of the
Dominion Parliament could go iu
and get al! the Government land lm
wanted, and could get tho deeds lor
it, whilo a man���a poor, common
settler.���ut Revelstoio hud been years
on bis land, and n couple of years
ago, in answer to repented enquiries,
wus told thut ho oould buy only half
an acre of it, He proposed bringing
this, matter up a littlo biter on. There
was ono other matter to which he
wished to refer ��� tho Reveisloke
townsite trouble An agent nuinod
Farwell hud a sale of some town lots
there a few years ago, and up to the
present lime those -,ho bad bought
lots and hud paid over their money
aud made improvements woro unubla
to get their deeds, lie was given to
understand that tbo reason of tbis
wus thut a member of the Provincial
Cabinet was interested in the Revel--
stoke townsite, and would not allow
the deeds to bo granted, He did uot,
however, know this for a fact, uud
trusted tha Government would take
advantage of the fust opportunity tu
deny it.   (Applause.)
Hon. Mr. Davie said bo had net
intended to occupy tbo time of tile
House, but the remarks of tlio lion,
member for West. Kootenay culled
for some reply.   Regarding Iho Slocuu   reserve   mutter   he   said   the
Government bad acted quite withiu
its province,   When the fuels of the
discoveries bad been placed befi re
the Government tbey saw lhat there
wus likely to be a largo inlliu into
tbodislrict.iind probably there would
be a large camp on Sloean Luke,
whero the rich discoveries were made.
With a previous knowledge of this
fact, a number of speculators had
endeavored to get bold of ihis land
and hold it for speculation,    This
the Government, by pluuii g it nmli r
reserve,   desired   to   prevent,  uud,
instead of being blamed for their
action in this matter, the Government should have received the great-
est commendation   from  the very
people who were now objecting,   As
for the statement thai  tho I  P.R,
would get tins land, in i very ic   .
the Goverumeut in placing a n
on it was the aet tli it ivould k
C P R, from get'.ing it, I'm   .   wa
distinctly provided in tlm ..
Graut Act thut no lauds placed
reserve could be tauen  b*i thi
way.   As to tin- insinuation
member of the Cabinet nf the Pro-
viuce was interested in tne I
of Revelstoki, ii
from West K
that such was  the
move fur u com..,  tee
Commission to :i- ike .
Uou. Mr. ll n -��� '
has beeu said I
fur Wist K wti
thii.k i.e ....   .
quickl*   ind without d
If the land was si
turd piiii
rig..t ii. reaervin   .
will be a ...
tin   bores ol
Buiely, ,f th it ie
in tl,,- inl
thai (or the pi
hold Ihe la
wm :..������  . .
prevent an
schem ��� .
came to -...
he asked mi
I could not il  I ioi i
him tii in that th
open iu tbe pring
who wautod to iy 1
quantity of a 	
have no di ...
(Mr. Rol ion
one should
lieen taken away from the
lows in tne Ivootoi       iisti
givon to thai "grin    .   mon
L..t- '    lj.il
t PMtim as v.j-iijii��'
I you thiuk of buyiu
l J Li 1   i
nd for Catalogue uml
jas. Mcdonald &
i,-::r.;Tii'iijjiua.o-zj-ata^3ai1uraZ^ ."iK'-t-B-s'-t. ������irwr|i,ivwMnri,m,t
In the debate ou the Speech from
tbe Throne on Tuesday,
Hon. Mr. Vernon said that tho
member for West Kooteuuy did not
seem to remember thut the first duty
of the Government was to protect
tlio majority of the people, and not a
few speculators, It wus not settlers
who wore going iuto the Slooan
country. It was simply Bpecnlutol'8,
who tool: up tho land to sell at t
higher rate.
Mr. Kelue : Not by auy meuns.
Mr. Veiinon said ho did not know
till last August thut tho member ioi
Wo.*! Kootenay arrogated the powers
of the Assistant Commissioner of
I'ublic Work:-!. Whilst pleased to
get tbe help of tho members for their
districts, ho did not think that any
gentleman could go about orderiug
roads and acting as un executive
officer in his district.
Mr. Kelue, rising to explain,
denied Ihe aoousation of tbe I hief
Commissioner of Lauds and Works,
that ho bad assumed tbe functions oi
an executive offioi r. Last spring the
i hief Commissioner ti Id him in his
io ' i io.i be (Mr Vernou) would
hold bim personullj responsible lor
the i speuditure i f mi my in his
district " I will muke sn oath to
tbat effect ' said Mr Kellie���(hear,
hi u: - " aud when the l hief Coin-
mihsioner twits me in tbe House on
���i'i has ,i good
de il  of gall."   (Laughter and up-
i ,,i-i.
���       ���    '\
.      ' .
��� i :���. i
Is hereby given, that application
will be made to the Legislative Assembly pf British Columbia, at its
uext, session, for au Aet to incorporate
a Company for tbo purpose of constructing, operating nud maintaining
a liue of railway to rim, commencing
at a point on the Upper Arrow Luke
at or near the month of the Nu-kusp
Creek; theuce to a point situate nt
tbe north end of Sloean Lake; Iheuco
following tlie shore of Sloean Luko
and tbp bunk of the Slooun River to
a poii.t on the Columbia pud Kootenny Railway line, aud forming a
junction therewith nt a point near
where tho said Columbia nnd Kootenny Railway crosses tbo Slooan River,
with power to construct, equip, maintain nud operate a branch from the
said proposed line-of railway from
some point near the north end of
Sloean Lake ; thenee running to tbe
head wnters of the Casio River;
thence following the conrso of Casio
lliver to some point near its month
on the Kootenay Luke, together with
tbe usuul powers to build, use, own
the snid line of railway and brunch,
and to acquire lands uud other rights
or aids from the Domiuion or Provincial Government, and to mako
traffic and other arrangements with
railway, Bteamboat und other cmn-
panies, and for all other usuul und
necessary powers, rights and privi
Solicitor for Applicauts.
the C.I'.la.   II" thou
pity that  m ii. . i  Hon
could nol dual   with   . q - tion of
this kind without i      ning corrni
tion nnd impiiril ,\    I'hoi
million acre n sri ed in I     I   ol
pay couiiiry, und   wh n   lho  I.on.
member for West Kootenay looked   ;" i"'"" '-': '"'i'" ''"" telephone
up information on a mutter tif this  '
I.in.! bo hould take euro lo gol all
,h>' inform ition,   o tlm
ho would uol regret thi     nd I   h
( -   . an Act
if tl
���    , la ... ni  or
Willi .    '    .      ���
Llivor and Co
",H li pi i   ���    ���      I-,- 'i,.on' iin
'   . , |i  Hi ','i    : ,, Lo co istrui'
i i
tilth !
be    l-'n
:    addressed   to   iue
��� ' leneral, will be received
until noon on Friday, the
for I1"- conveyance of
. on   proposed
,r years in eaoh ease,
���. ek eaoh way, between
I il Vpril next ; and
iv, the ith April,
���I of the maili onoe
COLA and
II i
, . nei .
otioes, containing further
on -if pro
.',    bo     ""ii   and
blank ' i ��� li r may be ob-
..   ii,,,.. posl offices and
.   il
P, ii. Inspector.
���   in-ip, dor's Ollloo, Victoria, 29th i i.'iury  l   12
At the weekly dance of the Quadrille 'nib on I hunii.ty evening diem
was a falling oil' in nnmbera, owing,
no d mbt, to tbe attractions offi red
elsewhere, It is to bo hoped tho
members will make an elf rt lo keep
the club "ii its feet. One great com-
plaint is that it is only of uso to
ih.     -ho - no dance ,  learners got
��� i'     i 'uii,  Thu, might
easily i,u rpuiodlod.
V A, ' | "f, -JA /T-f}
/"tl 1
v���\ ft-* '2 ^*-'":'* Tl      I
Ul UU Q   U v vuOj   \Jl}J villi!c.
II, B.  LBM0N*,4  Miilini Stock in the aiiovc lii.cs in list l)(.
SOLD iaN T11M  'aEX'V UO UAYti !
FHUBWjmi,   TO.i��.niit��,
Notarv Piildic.
Nutarj l'ulilio
W V.
Miniiif-', Timber and   Ueul  Estntt*  Urukoi'8 mnl  General
Commission Ayonts.
Conveyances, Agreements, Bills of Side, Mining Bonds, etc., tjrawn up,
,s aud Accounts Collected ; Mining Olaiins Bought nnd Sold ;' bseBtj-
' work eu Miuing (Jliiioiii Attended to ; Patents Applied for, Ltc, Mfc ''
Lots on Townsite of Revelstoke for tiaie and Wauled. Agents for Mininc
Machinery, Eto,
M\>W    ��� .
W'Ay ~'y \    tsmmi
V  -���-.H...' ;i>V��!#>   '���. If
All orders by nuiil or
express promptly
attends I
AH [lesoriiitions of
gold and silvor.
J. Fred. Hume & Co,
Iievelstoke mid Nelson,   .5. C.
Dry Goods,   Proyisions  and  Hardware.
The Public will iii.J it to thoir udvautage to call and
Inspect  Goods and Compare   Prices.
Any orders  ���.laced with   Mr. ChaiUiES Linumakk  will have our
careiul attention  and  prompt delivery to any pur't ot Kevelsioku.
James McDonald & Co,
Carry large lines of plain, medium, i,md high-grade furniture.   Parlor nnd
Bed-room sots ranging in prico from $6.30 to $500.    Hotels fur-  "
nhibed throughout.  Olllee nnd bar-room ehiiii.'i.   Spring
niiiltri'ssi's niiide to order, aud woven wiro, hair
nuo wool inattre.-isiis in stock.     Mail
orders from Kootonay Lake
points wil' receive early
and   prompt, attention.
-  It, C,
Ull 111
(Closi I. C. P. 11. llepoij
Revelstoke    -      -     R. C.
Importors i ibo Choifost Groceries and Provisiuiis.
We carry a seloct an i ootnplelo stock of gent's furnishings, ludios1' t&ilel;.
and children's boots, hIiocn und hose, stationery, patent medicines, etc,
I'oquisilOB  nnd   ready-iiiudo t-iolliillg.    A  lui'ye lusul'.iueut ot  pipes,
loliiO'co, g|jjai'ottui)| imported aiil domestic cigars, 'runs, I'uudy.el-;,
St.ovu pipes, linwiirn, crockery, rough anil dl'ossed lumber,and oU.it LjuQdfJ
loo nutiiy-rous tu uu i,tiun, al uiudci'uic prices.
!-., ;'.."': commajjiioatioo.


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