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REVELSTOKE, B. C, MAY 23. 1892.
No. 50.
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A sitting of the County Court will
be held at Reveletoke ou Monday,
the 20th day of June, 1892.
Education Office,
May 1th, 1892.
NOTICE is hereby given, that tho
Annual Examination of Candidates
for Certilieati-H of Qualification to
teach in tlie Public Schools of the
Province -vill be held as follows,
commencing on Tuesday, July 5th,
at 9 u.m, :���
Victoria���In Legislative Assembly
Kamloops���In Public School Building.
Each applicant must forward a
notice, thirty days before the examination, stating tbe clues and grade of
certificate for which he will be a candidate, the optional subjects selected,
aud at which of tho above-mimed
places ho will attend.
Every notice of intention to be examined must be accompanied with a
testimonial certifying to the moral
character of tho candidate.
ti. D. POPE,
Superintendent of Education.
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A 7-iU-UiiIiii- HOUSE
Good Cellar, Woodshed,
and large -uarueii.
Can be viewed on  application at
Stockholm   kiuuse
The Diuiufj'-ruom is furnished with the
best tho market affords.
The bur is supplied with a choice stock
of wines,iiquors aud cigars,
Tho largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good aooommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached; lire proof safe,
McCarthy  - *   .
Columbia and Kootenay
Steam Navigation Co.
Arrow Lakes and Columbia
River Route Steamerb.
Str. Littos leaves Eevelstoke for
Robsou TtJESDATS, Thubsdavs and
Saturdays at 4 a.m��� arriving at
Robson 5 p.m., making cluse connection with Columbia k Kooteuay
Railway for Nelsou
Str. Columbi,'. leaves llobsou daily
at 6 a.m. for Trail Creek nud Little
Dalies, arriving at Little Dulles at 9
a.m��� making close connection with
Spokane Falls k Northern Railway
for Spokane Falls.
Str. Nelson connects with Columbia k Kooteuay Railway at Nelsou,
and calls at all points ou Kootenay
Secretary. Manager.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, B.C.
Silver, Gold or Lead, each..,. $1.60
do. combined   3,00
Silver and Lead    2,50
Silver and Gold    2.00
Silver and Copper    8.50
Silver, Gold and Copper    4.00
Silver, Gold, Lead aud Copper   5.50
Other prices on application,
Certificates   forwarded  por
return ol' mull.
First-class Temperance House.
Hoard and Lodging $5  Per Week,
meals, 25c,    beds 2oc.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords Iirst class accommodation.
Royal Mail Lines,
Proposed Soilings from Montreal.
NUMIOIAN...Allan Line....Mav llth
PARISIAN " Muy 21st
OREGON.'.,Dominion Lino..May 18th
SARNIA " June lst
LABRADOR " June 4th
LAKE SUPERIOR..Beaver..Mav lllh
LAKE WINNIPEG     "      May 18th
From New York.
BRITANNIC.. .White Star.. .May 18th
MAJESTIC " Muy 25th
GERMANIC " June lst
Cabin $40, ��45, 850, ��00, ��70, $80 upwards.
Intermediate. ��25 ; Steerage, $20.
Passengers ticketed through lo all
points in Great Britain and Ireland, and
at specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke;
or to Rohkrt Kerb, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
l'ORK,  ETC.
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Neur O. P.R. Station)
English Worsted!-, Scotch and
Irish Tweeds and Serges
Kooteuay Lake
aBOOSS    &    SHQ^aS
Large Stocks on hand.
Preparations are beiug made for tho
Groat Building Boom oi lb'J2,
Myrtle Navy
T. & B.
In Bronze Letters.
Old newspapers for sale at thn
Star office.
Fo,- o good shave call at Columbia
Houso Barlvr tihnn.
The foundations for tho first hotel
at Nukusp have been laid.
Seven miles '���' tho road from Nukusp to Slofiiri bnvii boon completed,
Messrs, Hull Bros, havo obtained
the beef contract for the Saroee
Copt. Troupe, manager of the C. k
K. Nav, Co. arrived up on the Lytton
last night.
Messrs. 0 L. flume k Oo.'s new
store st the station will be oponed
ne:t week,
F, B. Wells, who has beon on a
prolonged visit to Nelson, returned
on the Lytton yesterday.
Mr. Van Horn? passed through to
the eoust od Tuesday, being on his
animal tour of inspection
Prevent baldDuss by getting yonr
buir singed by Prof. .Gilbert at Columbia House Barber shop.
Service will be held by the Rev.
T. Pn ton in the Presbyterian church
at 7.30. to-morrow eveuing,
Mr. W, Hall, one of the owners of
(he Silver King, was a passenger on
the Lytton from Nelson vesterdsy.
The ball postponed from Tuesday
will lv, held in Biiurim's Hull on
Monday niglit at 8.30.   Tiokets 91
Joy visited the house of Mr, H. N.
Coursier yesterday with the udiont
of a fine baby boy. This is their
Several thmisind feet of lumber,
from tbe Revelstoke mill, was put on
board the str. Kootenai vesterday for
C. B. Hume, who went to Nelson
last Tuesday morning, returned per
str. Lytton last night. He visited
Kaslo while away.
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow in the Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, evening at 7.30.
All are cordially invited.
Mr. R. Howson's new storo near
the station is approaching completion   He has taken over the bnsii ess j the "Myrtle Nuvv"
of Jus. McDonald & Co., furniture | ascertain    carafully
Twenty meu are now workiDg at
the Silver King. Not a grea' num-
her for a million dollar mino, hut
more will probably be put on shortly,
The tunnel is in 900 feet.
Apropos of the oricket elnb, Mr.
F. Bourne has just received from
Winnipeg a Bpi ndid outfit, consisting of bats, boll*-, stumps nnd liales.
Now the formation of a olub should
be easy work.
Ouce more we are oompelled to
omit "En Passant's" letter uwing to
pressure of news matter, Next week
it shall appear without fail. We
must also ask the patience of "Thos.
Lewis" and "Plebian" for another
R. E. Lemou yesterday disposed
of a portion of his Rovelstoke property to Mr. P. Petersen for ��250
The old store opposite the Victoria
Hotel and the bonded warehouse at,
the lower end of tho town were the
lots sold.
Close to Eldorado City, Slooan,
a ledge over 3,000 feet in length has
been found by W. H. Smith. A
sample has assayed 100 oz. silver,
with a high percentage of lo.id.
Several locations have been mado in
tho vicinity,
At the Mammoth Silvor Mino, on
the North East Arm, owned by iir,
Blackburn of Seattle, eight *n>-n will
be put on curl,, next month, Tho
surface indications arc excellent,'the
ledge beiug 101) feet wide uud ovor
two milos iu length.
Mr. and Mrs, Henry Chapman
buried thoir little girl on Wednesday
afternoon. Tlm funeral was well
attended, and Mr. Chapman desires
to thniik those who were present.
All's. Chapman has been vory unwell,
but is now recovering,
Court Rovolstuko, I. O. F., have
applied for and obtained permission
from the Dominion Government to
purchase lots 11 and 12 of the Ruv-
elstoke townsite for tho purpose of
erecting a Foresters' hall. It is
probable that thc hall will bo built
this season,
The Kuslo-Slooan Railway is to be
commenced at onoo, thc Iirst section
to bu cleared bring from Kaslo City
to Montezuma and Kaslo Porks, Tho
president and scoi-ctary of tbe company are at prusont at Kaslo, having
returned from an inspection of the
route highly pleased.
A truil is to he commenced early
in Julv  from Fish Creek  to  the
North East Arm, which will probably
become the outlet for lhe expected
vast production of mineral in thu
former distriot.   Two pri spoctors���
Juiues Kennedy and Clnirlos Taylor
���arrived at Thomson's Landing last
week from Fish Creek.    They say
tlierc are very few difficulties in the
way of milking u go.nl trail, as the
route was gouerully level uud clear
Ol iUl/Vi .
Messrs. Pool-* and FA. Crookett, ;
wh-i 'vent into (h, Lnro> u from
Eevelstoke las'. March, have oome
across some fine prospects in Iho ,
neighborhood of Trout Lake. They !
will endeavor to fix on the bst nf!
these -although they expect to find '
hotter higher tip the mountains��� :
and go in for development work.
Fishing is Bpleudid just now at i
Trout Lake, in tin- Lardeau, many
lino trout having been taken during
the past week or two weighing from
Ulh. to 711. It in twelve milos from
Thomson's Landing, and the route
very picturesque. Cariboo and bear
arc plentiful in tho vicinity of the
lake, iinT anglers n, ed >oine weapon
loss harmless than a fishing rod.
A body has been found about 25
miles down the river, near tbe head
of (he lake, whioh is supposed to be
iiini of lho Icelander who fell .Voin
Eevelstoke bridge on the 30lh of
March It is greatly decomposed,
lulling bun in the river for nearly
two mouths, probably lying at the
bottom of some leep pool uutil the
big water now rushing by dislodged
it. The survey party nuder Mr.
Stewart, C.E., employed on the new
line south from Revelstoke, discovered the body,
Marvin Campbell, brakesman on
the C. P. R. between Donald nnd
Kamloops, was killed at Lytton last
week by falling between two flat ears
while setting the brake, tho engine
un,! two cars pa .sing over his thighs.
The coroner's jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death." The
deceased was well known nnd greatly
liked in Revelstoke. He was the
violinist at the Foresters' Ball in
Bourne's Hall last January, aud a
week or two ngo spent u day in town
in company with a fellow-workman.
Few people have any idea of the
care with which toba-'co has to be
attended after it is grown. It will
imbibe odors of almost any kind if
placed near the source of them. A
pig sty, for instance, near the place
where the planter stores his crops
will impart a disagreeable flavor,
which no care afterwards will divest
it of. Among the many precautions
taken to obtain a faultless leaf for
brand, is to
tlie methods
which every farmer adopts with his
crops iu the sections of Virginia
wtnre the ''Myrtle Navy" leaf is
Oo Tuesday afternoon a pionic wus
held in a sequestered spot on tbo
bank of tho river half a mile north
of tlie town, which was attended by
about 25 members of the Methodist
Church. Two or three hours were
devot, d to games, and after a lunch
" beneath the greenwood tree " the
party wended their way homeward,
tired but refreshed. Ono incident
cuuso.i great amusement. A dog
whioh accompanied the party, beiug
of a playful turn and thinking one
tail not enough, he helped himself to
another. Consequently the gentleman who organized the pionic went
homo minus a coat-tail.
Three prospectors from Seattle left
Revektoke Thursday in a bout which
thoy bought from George Terry berry
and arrived at Hull's Landing, at tho
head of the Jake, on Thursday night.
Next im ruing they went up the
North East Arm bound for Trout
Luke, aud were met by J. W. Thomson, who gave them diroctious us to
the route and nlso the run of his
cabin at the landing, They are
g-iug to Trout Lane to prospect.
They stated that a large number of
men will leave Si utile for thc Lar-
doiiii e -uniry next month, owing to
thc lav,,ruble report of its mineral
resources oarriod buck by Mr. Blank.
bum, ii lm is well known in Seattle,
Evan Johnson will pack their effects
iu to Trout Lako.
Tho hush lire which started throe
weeks ugo near tho mill has been
burning ovor sinco, and during that
time has traversed a large extent of
good timber land uud OuUsed con-
sideruble loss. Tlio suinlter has come
pretty near being singed on one or
two oceasions, and on Sunday week
two or three shacks about 2UII yards
away irom it wore consumed,   As
the wind changed its course the fire
was driven in different directions���
sometimes wandering oil "down by
lho river side," nunieliuics approaching near enough to the dwellings at
tho station to make it unoomfnrtably
hot for the occupiers, and then again
climbing thu mountain side and pre- j
settling a weird spectacle at night.
Wednesday evening it made things
quite lively at MeCarty's Hotel aud
lhe oilier houses on tlie eminence
overlooking tho station, aud continual vigiliiucu had tu be exercised io
repel lis advances as il swept round
the base uf thc niountuiu in the rear,
Mr, C. li. Temple's house, which is
the end oue of a row, was ignited
twice,  but fortunately  water  was
available and  llio bro extinguished
before ii could develop,   Tho houses
of Messrs, Duw and Smith were also
scorched, but water was handy and
wus usou to good effeol.  Heavy ruiu
is biinlv wanted now, as the tire is
outing its way iuto guoa timber.
LiHt Snnday, while > freight min
was coming out of a tunnel near
Donald, it ran into a Uml bIiV] ���, nn I
engine aud ini.-k- were rbrnwu 'rom.
lhe track. The engineer and Hreman
jumped from the tra'u when they
Raw the danger, tvit the Winer wan
ruth." serio isiv hurt is a result of
the acoidont the i'acilic Ex ureas waa
rielaved rive hours.
Th-: Columbia Ri����������� i- ha now put
on ils usual somnier apnea .ince and
is goine down a rnsliiug, mighty
torrent, filling dr." channels and
covering aores of sand. According
to flic big! water mark on the piwa
-���I It. a-cletuko brid-ja  il    o  oliv- tivo
feet below the bigln st reoord for the
pii.l two sea.-on* nt least, and on
ucuounl of tho very heavy snowfall
last winter it is expected that the
water will riso fully six feet from its
present level. Already the tiny
white threads are to he seen on tho
mountain sides denoting the streams
which dash in foamy cascades from
the highest glaciers to the river.
The str. Kootenai, in ooming up to
fhe bridge last Sunday, passed over a
I'-indbar wljinb was high and dry a
few day. before, Agreat number of
h qS nre going down stream. The
Kooteuay River rose four feet in a
single night last week.
���ST i i   "    ���'.'���Til
Experienced Oolil Mi tiers off
for Ei-** B-'iid,
Three old timers from Port Towns-
end, who huvo beeu stopping at the
Columbia House for a week, left on
Thursday for Big Bend, which they
oluim to be ;. gold producing district,
The party consisted oi Jus. MoAulay,
J. H. MoParlane and E. H. Devo'e.
The first two have beeu gold diggers:
all their lives, having been btvu iu
California, Australia and Cariboo at
lhe time the gold fever was prevalent
in those places, but we understand
this is Mr, Devoe's first trip to this
country. They took two of George
Luforme's pack horses, well laden.
They believe gold is to be fonnd in
vast quantities on both sides of the
Columbia between Iievelstoke and
Big Bend, and will, perhaps, be the
pioneers of an army of -old seekers
in that districl. A report of iheir
explorations will be awaited with
interest. Guiii dusi (.or flakes) .n
paying quantities is found in the bed
of the river almost anywhere iu the
vicinity of Iievelstoke, and several
Ciiiuiiuien have beon milking good
wages for a long time past washing
the sand in the river bed about a mile
up. The source of these .lakes must
be in the mountain through winch
tiie river passes, aud many believe
that when this new region is explored
it will be found to equal Cariboo as a
gold-producing country, Here is a
ohance for prospectors 1
West Kootenay, B.C.
Close to Station, Post and Telgraph
C. N. NELLE-* & CO., Pr'ps.
Conducted us a first-class Hotel, the
comfort of visitors being the
first endeavor of the
Kept for use of guests and residents.
The scenery around Illecillewaet is
unsurpassed for grandeur, and tourists
will find the Merchants' Hotel one of
the most comfortable uud best equipped in the mountains.
noun RTAnuira.
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route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chicago, New York und Boston,
Rates $15 to $10 lower than any other
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uud from all European points ut
Lowest Rates,
Low Freight Rates. Quick despatch. Merchants will save money
by having their freight routed via
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Full and reliable information given
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or to I.  !'. BREWSTER,
Ag't C, F. R. Depot, Revelstoke. Black eyes, liko dark gems that thc red torch-
beams Hash on.
As deep in some cavern they hide from the
Blaze fitfully forth when a glimmer of passion
Disturbs their fierce beauty anil startles tbeir
But blue eves nro brimmed
With iilkht all their own,
That i.s not nedinimed,
Though all others have fiown-
So soft in tlicir shining, yel strong to illume,
When turned on a heart that is haunted with
Like tropical sides when voluptuous languor
Broods o'er them at night, arc black eyes in
repose; ...
Like topical skies when thc cyclones swift
Breaks forth, arc those eyes when the passion
But tender blue eyes,
Whel ber mournful or glad,
Are like April skies,
At once smiling and sad;
And the tears that they shed fall as gontlyas
With a sense of the sunshine just quivering
Ah, dark eyes, I fear ye!   Your mythical
Must, charm me, moth-like, though I follow
in fright.
Then lure me no more, lest my whole soul surrender,
And sear its weak wings in thy dangerous
But blue eyes, confiding
And wistful and sweet,
Shine ye tnv theguldlTiB
Of wandering feet!
Most heavenly things iirodivinoiy doep-bluo:
Tis the tint of pure skies, 'tis thc color o  you.
Matthew Bulbous was thankful when
the daylight came at last on that Christnws
morning. He rose at once, and wandered
restlessly about the rooms below until breakfast. In spite of his vigorous common-sense,
the affair of the previous night left a most
uneasy impression on his mind. Not that
he troubled himself as to what it really was
���he knew this well enough; but he could
uot shake off a superstitious fear as to what
it meant. More than once he went into the
study and regarded thought fully the spot on
which the visitor stood. His memory was
usually excellent in even small matters, but
it disturbed and annoyed him excessively to
find that by no effort could he recollect
where he had seen that face before. The
strangest fact was his recognition of the face
on this occasion without being able to see
"At anyratc," lie reflected "the thing
was an imposture. It was not Jem's wife,
who was quite another sort of female. But
where did 1 see this one before?"
It was no use vexing himself with the
effort to remember. After breakfast, while
he was impatiently wishing it were four
o'clock, an idea struck him of going privately to Jem's wife's funeral. it
would help to pass the time, and
it would also he satisfying. He announced
this I'hristian resolution to his wife, by way
of set-off to his uncharitable feelings of the
day before, and left home. But he did not
know the address, and much as he would
have wished to see the funeral without even
his brother's knowledge, Joseph was the
only person from whom he could get the
address. When he arrived at Chelsea, however, the landlady said Mr. Joseph Bullions
was not at home. Interrogated fuither,
she said he had particular}- mentioned that
he was going out to lYnge to a funeral, the
funeral of his nephew's wife, and that he
was not coming back until late in the evening. The information was satisfactory, in
so far as it comtirmed the fact that there
was no deception about Jem's wife being
really dead Matthew Bulbous straightway
drove to Victoria Station but took a train to
Penge where lie arrived in thirty minutes.
Finding a four-wheeled cab at the station,
he inquired of the driver if the cemetery
was far off���there was a funeral going there
which he wanted to meet. The driver knew
all about the cemetery, and he also knew of
a funeral for which a friend's equipage hud
been chartered���the name was Bulbous, ami
they would pass the house. Matthew got
into the cab. After driving dow n the main
street of Penge, they turned io the right up
Croydon Road, and he observed with a feeling of reassurance a hearse and two mourning coaches standing before one of the small
villas which fringed the road.
On the top of the hill there is au inn,
where another road crosses Croydon Road
at right ancles, and from this spot the cemetery was visible on rising ground about half
a mile off. Matthew thought this would be
a good point to obtain a view of the funeral
as il passed, as he cuuld conceal himself in
the bar of the inn, He detained the cab,
therefore, and went into the house,
Presently the funeral came I y. The
hearse was an honest hemse with glass panels, admitting of no deception an to a
being inside, Next the hearse same the
principal mourning coach, whose occupanti
he scanned narrowly, but with a nervous
start which attra te I thi iui
barkeeper. Pint, he recognised nil
with a land on his hat: bul beside liim lat
a lady heavily veiled in crape the same
person, if Identity between substance ind
shadow were possible, wl o had visited Mat,
thew Bulbous the night before ' Her la e
wi- so thickly veiled si to be undiicernible
to an ordinary sye; but Matthew Bulbou��'��
recognition ol It was undoubted and start*
lor some minutes he wa- dazed ; but the
purpose fur which he came was still unconsciously active, and he lollovcl the
funeral at a distance Inthecab. He was
able in due time to see, from a safe pine,
the coffin lowered into the grave and the
earth shovelled in upon It, Then he drove
to another station, and got back to Black,
heath by train.
He WM glad to have been able to witness the burial without the knowledge of
his brother, and he told Ins wife that, being
unable to find the address, he had not Left
London, Joseph, therefore, would be left,
in the dark. But he did not suspect that,
in passing the public-house, Joseph, who
lat in the second co��.ch, had glanced into
the bar as an object of interest, and had
detected his brother's face through the
At four o'clock Joseph Bulbous arrived,
and after paying his respects to the ladies,
went to the study and remarked that it was
all over,
" All over, is it?" said Matthew carelessly, putting down the newspaper ho had
been reading, " 1 thought of going myself,
after all, and actually went to Chelsea.
But you were gone, and I didn't know tho
" 80 you came homo again ?   Well, now
UUtJBU I lIlttULCi,   a ouijp���o., .
" Not in the least," said Matthew.
Now, as the  reader knows, there were ,
two points on which Matthew Bulbous was,
particularly anxious to obtain information
���namely, the identity of the lady who sat
with his'son in the first carriage, and whether there waa a baby.   As to the first, his \
lips were sealed, for he would not divulge
either the visit he had received the previous |
night, or the fr.ct that he had been al the
funeral.   But on the second point he was
not left long without information.
" I suppose," said Matthew after a pause,
" Jem is not much cut up on account of her
death ?"
" Well, no, Matt," was the solemn reply;
" he couldn't very well be cut up. He did
his duty by her, better than most men would
have done���better than she deserved. It
must be a relief to him, though he doesn't
say a word."
" What does he intend doing ?"
" I don't think he has any plans yet. If
you are inclined to overlook the past, the
best thing to do would be to let him go
abroad for a while���not very long���and by
the time he returned ho would havo got
over everything."
It was the very thing Matthew wanted,
ut he was not going to say so.   He therefore took some minutes to think over it before he answered.
"If he wishes to ko away for a bit���and
lo hvae the past overlooked," he said, measuring out his words slowly and with emphasis, "you may tell him I will supply
him with all the money he requires. But it
will be on twocouditions���first, tlmthe leaves
England at once ; and second, that he holds
no communication with his mo.her or auy
one else until he returns. If he agrees to
these, you may come to my office the day
after to-morrow and I will give you the
money for him."
" Very well. I thiuk he will agree.
Then, about the baby"	
" What ! there's a baby, then ?" he exclaimed, wit h an angry start. He was
more than angry���he was indignant. What
was the good of the woman dying if she left
the luckless marriage perpetuated by a
child ? yes, th ere was a baby, Joseph said
in a pathetic voice ; a pitiful little thing,
just such as might be expected from such a
mother���sickly, puny, and ill-formed.
" It will be a mercy if it dies," Joseph
observed; " but it, isn't likely to die.
Things of that sort die hard."
Matthew Bulbous rose and paced rapidly
up and down. He was powerfully moved
over this matter. Again and again, he
indignantly exclaimed in his angry thoughts
that the woman might as well not have
died at all. But there was one thing clear.
The baby must go !���it must leave his path
���it was a tact with which no compromise
could be contemplated.
Did Joseph Bulbous, sitting there silent
and apparently abstracted, suspect what
was passing in his brother's thoughts? Possibly he did, for he was the only person who
knew Matthew down to the sole of his feet
���knew him, indeed, better than the elder
brother knew himself,
" Vou wouldu t care, Matt, I suppose,"
he remarked thoughtfully, " tor your wife
to know about this baby? Women have
such unaccountable ways where babies are
concerned, yon never know what they'll do.
You wouldn't care, I suppose," Joseph observed mildly, " to have the child in your
For an instant Matthew glared savagely
at the mere suggestion, with the blood hot
in his face. " Look here !" he exclaimed,
with suppressed anger, " it would be ill for
my wife, or for auy woman of our family, 10
oppose me in this���ill for her and hers. I'll
have none of it! You understand me ? I
hope Jem has not written to any of them
about the child 1 If he has, you had better
for their own sakes, let them know what 1
" He has not done so. Nobody knows
anything about the child. But what do
yon intend to do with it?"
This repiired thought. There was one
thin,,'clear to Matthew Bulbous���he must
depend on his brother to help him oul of
tins grave embarrassment. There was no
one wno could accomplish it butter, if he had
the will; and, notwithatanding the past,
there was .10 one else on whose fidelity he
could so fully rely. But it would be necessary to confide in his brother if ids agency
were to be secured in tbis emergency."
"What do I intend to do with it?''
Matthew repeated. "You must help me
in this matter, Joe ; it is the last service I
shall isk of you, ind 1 ahall not forget it
when you ire going. .Now I'll tell you
exactly how it stands "
He relati    -rhathad passe I  letween him
and Lord Polonius, and oi    ,1 rse Joseph
Bulbous saw th- site il    nee,   There
'-'���',   minutes.    Then
M        vspol     .-       mi all he Baid was
rhere pronouncin]
sl ort v ord, and the ������- 1 1 Matthew
Bu      -   iteri d tnov      111 brothei
��� 1 ai raise hi
��� 1 -
Lord Polonius,
it     made fact, ] he Thing
liotwm      ��� ��� ,. of 1  leu in,
portanl    islni      [ don't c��ri   ov
ir v   u  ���   oil ���   1 long 11 it iidom lafi ���.���
lersl ind me now!
" Wry well,  replied tl ihei    " I am
aciliiaiiiiedwit.il 1   pi 1 iteinstitution,whioli
makei . ipe tialty ol thai line ol buslne 1
I'll ieo what I oan do. '
un the next dsy bul one Joseph Bulbous
called at the ollice. James Bullion- 1, ,,| .,,���
ceptcd his father's proposal, and wa readv
to start, for the continent that afternoon
Matlhew gave his brother a roll of banknotes for the purpose : and then the latter
reported the gratifying intelligence that he
had arranged an interview for Matthew
with the Lady Principal of the Institution
which he had referred to,   Matthew made
a grimace, as though he wouid prefer to de
oline a personal meeting; and suggested the
arrangement being entirely carried out hy
Joseph himself.
"That's impossible," replied the latter.
"The lady is a lady of high standing in her
profession, like yourself, and will only negotiate with prinoipals,"
On being assured that Jem had not com
munloated in any way with his mother ���
whose, knowledge of the baby's existence,
gentle as she was, Matthew fell, would have
been  urifavo*irablo  to his business   he re
luotantly agreed to attend at his brother's
lodging at seven o'clock.
He felt far from comfortable as he drove,
to Chelsea in the evening, The conscious
ness that, he wan taking a principal part in
putting an end lo a life that stood in his
the law, taken a hand in shady proceedings
before now in order to make money; but
he had never been concerned in so hazardous
a matter as this. Not that his moral sense
was touched���it was the risk he was thinking of; the infant's life itself was as nothing
to him in comparison with the advantages
to be gained by putting an end to it.
As he stepped out of the ca b, he. e
himself with the reflection that this kInd of
thing was done every day���was, in a sense,
legitimized for want of evidence to hunt it
down wnen done by careful professional
At his request Joseph went out as the
lady came in, for it was a business not requiring a witness. Matthew glanced at
ner curiously. She wore a reassuring aspect of "business" in her countenance, looking straight at him with an expression in
her steady eye and well-set mouth���the latter encircled by a growth of resolute
bristles���which indicated strength of character. Mrs. Griffon proceeded to business
without delay. She understood that Mr. B.
���it was her professional practice to mention names by initials���wished to entrust
to her care an infant whose father had gone
abroad, its mother being deceased. She
also understood that tho baby was delicate,
and hardly���all right. Mr. Bulbous regretfully implied that this was so. Then
Mrs. Griffon uttered a sympathetic
"Ah!" and pointed out how them
was the objects as lived when other
babies died���that such was her experience ;
that they seemed to live on their misery,
and generally did credit to their keep. Of
course for the care of such a baby as that,
requiring extra attention and etceteras,
terms was necessarily higher than ordinary;
likewise, as we never know what may happen, there was doctor and funeral expenses
to be considered, The result of the negotiations was the payment to Mrs, Griffon (in
cashl of fifty pounds, provisionally; at the
end of three weeks, should further arrangements he necessary, a small sum would be
paid weekly for the child's maintenance.
This sum would ho so small that it would
obviously not he tlie interest of Mrs. Griffon
to look forward to it.
Regular reports came to Matthew
Bulbous, by request. No parent was
ever more anxious. In three days he
learned that, after all, the baby s vitality did not seem so tenacious since its
mother's death. Mothers, as Mrs. Griffon explained, contrived to keep such things alive
when all the attention and science of an experienced nurse failed to do so, which was
one of those strange facts no one was capable of explaining. Consequently, though
far from desiring to alarm Mr. Bulbous,
Mrs. wriffon felt it her duty to prepare him
for what might happen in the course of
nature. Joseph Bulbous came to the office
one morning at the end of a week. "The
doctor," he stated gravely, " says it is impossible to keep the child alive���lie has tried
alibis skill."
" Oh, he has, hashc? " Matthew observed.
" Y'es. Radical disease from birth - called it some hard name which I forget.���
M-s. Griffon,1' he added, " wanted to leave
town in a couple of days, to pay a visit to a
dear friend who is ill ; but she can't leave
the baby in that critical condition."
" Hasn't she some one to take her place?'
demanded Matthew.
" Y'es, of course there is the���the staff,"
replied Joseph, wiping some moisture from
the corner of one of his eyes. "But, professionally, sue feels bound to be in at the
���I mean, to be on the spot on such important occasions. However, the doctor says
it is very likely she will be able to go."
Matthew Bulbous drew a deep breath.
He would give a thousand pounds for the
whole thing to be over. He could not command an easy moment until it was past aud
safely buried in oblivion.
"Joe,"he said, "telegraph to me im* 1
mediately���you understand ? And I would
like to know the nature of the disease. Ask
the doctor to send me a report, and I will
pay him for it."
Within two hours the report arrived by a
messenger who was instructed to "wait answer." The report was scientific and satisfactory, and Matthew Bulbous wrote out a
cheque for rive guineas and sent ic to the
Sending a cheque was not a prudent act,
as he recollected after it was gone. The
doctor, he was aware, or he suspected, was
a confederate of Mrs. Griffon, and if anything went wrong, the cheque might be
awkward evidence of Matthew Bulhous's
relations with the parties. He had been
careful to pay Mrs. iiriffon in cash and
without a witness. Now that, it was too late
he was annoyed on account of the cheque,
much more so than another man would have
een, for Matthew Bullions was in Llie j
habil of carefully considering minor details .
in cocneotion with important transactions.
The hour of Ills deliverance was nearer 1
then he expected, but it, came accompanied
by a fresh oircumstanoa of great vexation.!
At nine o'clock that evening he had a I
��� ��� ��� im   from  his  brother,  of   course,
 il ilg I   in the foil,iwmg
termi I hilrl died at, seven o'olook, Will
'��� b ,��� led to-morrow."
ieph Bulbous had had large sxpsrlsnos
in framing telegrams in terms intelligible
only to thi    8 e   sr,    Was bs  drunk when
nol 0 remember that It was a
-, a ipeoiallyoallingforoareful phraseology
Matthew was excessively vexed, and look
tome time to 000I down sufficiently to
realise the full import of the news. Ho,
fell puzzled and disappointed, Itwascuri-j
ous that the  receipt of this momentous'
message,  so  anxiously awaited,   failed  lo
produce on his mind the effect for which lm
had prepared himself. The death of tho
unhappy infant meant everything to his
ambition, rem ived tho one obstacle from his
path, making all smooth to him, Vet he
was not elated ; he hardly felt satisfied ;
and almost began to get angry against his'
own inire,non,il,leiieKS ; and nil hough Me
knew it, was illogical ami absurd, hu felt a
scoreUn/iety whioh he OOUld no more root
out -J his breast than he could now- -if ho
so ndnhed it -call buck the spark of life
into the baby's miserable littlo body.
Nobody, oxoept bla wifo, knew that'
Matthew Bulbous did not go to boil that
night,    He   oould   not rest,     Hour after
hour he grew sl,II more restless and anxious, j
fill tho dawn of a day of wrath  fell on Ins
shrinking facn through the study window.   I
(To iik corn-.linn.)
I'oopln who Iry to hide behind one another
in ohuroh will Iry to do tho same thing in
the judgment,
Louis Cyr, who is a British subject, was
born in St. John's, Quebec, in 1863.
His grandfather on the maternal side
weighed over twenty-three stone, while his
mother's weight is only a trifle under nineteen stone. She iB immensely strong, and
only a few years ago was able to pick up a
barrel of flour aud carry it up two flights of
steps. So far as his mother's side goes,
therefore, he comes from a pretty sturdy
His father's family were not quite so
colossal, although fairly big men and women.
His father, however, brings down the Bcale
at sixteen stone.
It was only natural Master Cyr when at
school was master of all the lads. At the
age of fourteen there were very few men
who could cope with him, and at that early
ago his muscular development was extraordinary.
His parents werelivingat Montreal when
he left school, and the question was what
should they make of this young Hercules?
Well, ultimately it was decided that ho
should enter the police service.
He was about seventeen at the time, and
his strongth had increased in a marvelous
manner. Ho soon showed what a valuable
acquisition he was to tho force. Ho was sent
to do duty in the roughest and most disturbed district of .Montreal. Ho made so many
captures and quelled such a number of disturbances that he soon received substantial
recognition from tho authorities. He was
paid double salary and used to do the work
of three.
Nu'urallyhe was not very popular among
the roughs. So they made up their minds
to settlej him. Accordingly six or seven
picked men waited upon himone dark night
and went for him with stii ks and belts. He
was frightfully cut and can show you the
scars of the wounds he received about the
forehead now.
It must have been a desperate fight, but
in the end his pluck and superior strength
were too much for the cowards. Three out
of the six made their escape more or less
hurt. One of the others he had picked up
and dashed upon the ground, rendering
him senseless. The other two ho nipped
around the waist until they screamed in
He was just making off with the two he
had captured, when he compassionately
thought of the poor injured fellow on the
ground. He, therefore, changed over his
prisoners to tho left hand, and holding them
both firmly with one hand by the collars,
picked up the senseless man with his right
arm and threw him over his shoulder.
It must have been a curious sight to seo
this marvelous man with his senseless burden and captives going down the streets of
Montreal on that dark night, the blood
from thc wounds in his forehead running
down and nigh blinding him. He dropped
the wounded man in at the hospital as he
passed, and took his prisoners to the station. Cyr, however, was very much cut and
had himself to go to the hospital. This
and many other episodes during his service
with the police made him vory popular, and
after the event described ho was left unmolested,
He had been a custodian of the police for
nearly two years, when an incident happened which called attention to his immensity
of strength.
One day he was on duty in one of the
chief thoroughfares, when a cart laden with
bricks came to grief. The horse loll down
and the shafts were broken. They succeeded
in getting the horse free from the harness.
But what was to be done with the cart?
There it stood right in the line of traffic. It
was suggested that it should be unloaded.
"Stand on ono side," said the muscular
young policeman. Divesting himself of his
coat and handing his hat lo somebody
standing by, he crouched under the cart,
pressing up witli his broad shoulders. The
bricks, cart and all wero lifted foot by foot
until they were moved right on to tho sidewalk.
The applause of the crowd collected was
tremendous. Some gentlemen who had witnessed this performance were so astonished
that they had the whole lot weighed. The
weight that he had lifted was found to be a
little over 2,100 pounds.
That feat ol strength determined his career.
He left the police and at once entered into
the show business. By steady practice with
the dumbbells aud proper training his muscular powers gradually increased to the
enormous dimensions of to-day.
The toughest customer he ever had to
deal with in lifting to tho shoulder was a
Captain Burst. On one occasion when in
New Brunswick Burst offored to bethiin
��'200 that he would not lift the same weight
on to his shoulder that the captain would.
"Hone," said Cyr, and tho money was
put up
Thia feat was not to tako plaeo at an exhibition, but on board one of the ships laying off whero they wore.
Now, Burst was what you might call a
"w loppor." Ho stoodO feet" inches, and,
unlike tho generality of giants, ho was a
broad shouldered, muscular individual.
So to the ship they repaired, with thu
st akehohler, refcreo and 11 fewacipiaintanecs,
Aboard the vessel was au anchor weighing exactly 800 pounds, liursl picked up
with Ihis pretty liltle toy and placed it apparently not much difficulty onto his
shoulder, ll, remained there for about a
minute, during which lime the wonderment
and applaiiHe was groat. Tbo anchor was
then taken from his shoulder hy six mon and
replaced upon  the deck,
I'hen came (.'yi's turn, and the hotting
was two to one against him. Hu had never
attempted such a feat before. Vet, nothing
daunted, he grasped tho anchor and after a
desperate struggle managed to get it onto
his shoulder. It was a near thing, however,
and nothing liko so easily done as by his
opponent.   Never mind, he got it there.
" Now," said Cyr to the captain, "just
you get up and straddle across my shoulders."
After some persuasion ho was Induced to
do this, mid Cyr, to the blank astonishment
ol the crowd, especially his opponent, walked around the deck. This so astonished
Burst that ho shook bim by the hand und
said, " \\ ell, now, you're the first man i'vo
ever g|\on boll on that feat." And the J'JOO
wus paid lo Cyr.
���. ^
A Sad Misapprehension,
MlsiSevenflguroai "Oh, Mr. Qllthunt,
this sudden proposal nirpriBos me���I am
Mr. Qllthunt 1 " Embarrassed I Then I
take it all hack. I thought your fortune
was as sale aa tbo Bank of Kngland,"
and Feels In a Balloon.
At a height of 200 feet the air, rushing
past with tremendous velocity, gives one the
impression of leaning out of the ear window
of a limited express, the sounds of earth die
away in a murmur, and it is then that the
balloon seems stationary, the earth falling
away from it.
Looking down from the height, all surfaces appear level, mountains and valleys
are alike, and the world looks as if spread
out ai:d flattened by a rolling pin. Roads
and rivers resolve themselves into narrow
ribbons; forests, fields, and meadows are
clumps of green, red, and black, with green
as the dominant color. At two miles earth
is lost to view, as in a fog. Presently the
balloon begins to sail, driven by an air current. There is now no apparent motion.
The aeronaut experiences a feeling of oppression; the air, deprived of its vital principle, exhausts at each inspiration; ringing
sounds are heard in the ears, and ono can,
so to speak, hear the stillness. The breath
comes in quick, successive gasps, that do
not satisfy the lungs. It is liko going to
one's death.
Looking upward, the horizon is bounded
by tho big black ball���the balloon-dark
against the milky opaqueness of tho atmosphere. The airship is swaying and swinging, while the clouds, floating in a contrary
direction, produce a vague giddiness. There
is, however, no timo for tremors. Seconds
seem hours, the
traveling with electric flight. Conjectures,
recollections, and retrospection flash across
the bewildered brain as one reels through
space. Suddenly the top of the balloon
comes in contact with a cloud; there is a
slight jar, and the next instant all is enveloped in fog, from which tho icronaut
emerges soaked with spray. And now for
the spectacle! Sublime,dazzling. Mountains
of iridescence, fleecy white clouds tinged
with creamy pink, like tho plumage of the
cockatoo. Swirling combinations of color,
blending and shifting as in a gigantic bubble.
Golden greens, that molt into purple and
bronze and crimson, with the sun dissolving
and overflowing on their tops, Wonderful
tints, such as an artist never dreamed of.
To comprehend color it is necessary to have
seen the magic canvases of the clouds. The
balloon sails on and drops slowly away from
this panorama once more into the colorless
Witli the descent, the earth appears to
rise aud the balloon to remain fixed: and
now the operator is occupied with one idea
- speculation as to where and how he will
reach earth, for distance is incalculable and
perspective a myth. Tho balloon is the
sport of chance, and is liable to deposit its
passengers anywhere from the top of a
church steeple to the bottom of a ditch.
The aeronrut takes his life in bis own hands
when he ascends with the airship. Should
it take fire,
or cool off '00 suddenly in striding a cold
current, the result is collapse and disaster-
for there is no safety valve to the lire bal,
Tho aeronaut is invariably an enthusiast
until he meets with an accident, after whioh
discretion becomes the hotter part of his
valor, and he is content to rally substitutes
for an ascension. After a few years he is
apt to retire altogether, and leave to others
tbe hazardous occupation. Up to a
period of six years ago there numbered but twenty aeronauts in this
country, and they were in great demand at
country fairs, settlers and soldiers reunions
and upon legal holidays, rural celebrations
being considered incomplete without the
daring balloonist, who, for tho time being,
was of more importance than tho President
and entire Senate, and it may be added
lhat no occupation is more conducive to
conceit and self-sufficiency than that of the
aeronaut. There is less profit in tho business now than formorly; the novelty of
the ordinary balloon ascension no longer
exists for Americans. Realizing this, nearly every aeronaut now makes tho sensational parachute descent.
On reaching the desired altitude this is
effected by cutting the connecting rope.
There is a rapid fall, the resistance of the
air forcing open the parachute, which is
nothing more than a ribless umbrella, 18
foetin diameter. The operator, on cutting
loose, darts downward, as if fired from a
catapult, until within a few hundred feet
of the earth, when he is sustained by tlie
parachute, Should this fail to operate,
death is inevitable,	
100,000 Lilies in One Field.
This is a sight to be seen only on the
pioturesquo island ot the Bermudas. There
these flowers arc raised as a regular field
crop. In value and in the esteem of tho
inhabitants they come noxt to the potato,
though both are less esteemed than the
onion, which is the staple crop of the Islands,
No moro beautiful sight can be imagined
than at tbis season of the year grecls tho
eye of the traveler as he comes suddenly
Upon one of these fields, hundreds of yards
square, and amass of most fragrant white.
Unfortunately, the lily fields are not in
tho most profitable state. The beautiful
bloom represents to its owners waste, for
the lilies should be marketed in tho form of
buds. Thoy are cut from the stems and
packed in caaes, sixty*four in a box, and
sent by express all over the United States.
If kept in a cool, dry placo tho buds will
remain without opening for several weeks,
while by being placed in water they can
bo bi'ought to perfection in a day or two;
or, if the water is slightly warmod, in a fow
hours. This fortunate peculiarity of the
lily has made it possible for it to bo transported, notwithstanding the long journey.
Tbo culture was introduced only a few years
ago upon the Bermudas by an American
gentleman, Gen. Hastings. Some ot the
largest fields are still owned hy this gentleman, and it is said that on one of them at any
time in the season ovor 100,000 lilies may
be seen in bloom at the same time.
Child Labor in China.
There aro no laws against child labor in
China, Tbey begin to work as soon aa they
walk. A boy or girl at 4 years of age will
curry the baby " piggy-back" half an hour
at a time and mind it from dawn till dusk.
They also hunt up the pig when he is lost,
load the wator buffalo, or tend a herd of
sheep with almost tho same success as a
grown man. s'They work in tho garden,
bring water from the wells, destroy locusts,
caterpillars and slugs, pull out thc weeds,
and in every way show themselves excellent
horticulturist! iu miniature aaai jl ullUl-Jtil   II JJ Tl yj
Since the Franco Prussian war Germany
has spent two thousand two hundred million
dollars on her army and navy.
Reports from the State of Georgia indicate
tbat the watermelon acreage this year is
about 20,000. At the usual average the
total product will be about 0,000 car loads.
The stockmen of South Dakota have recently imported from Tennessee a number
of Russian wolf hounds to help in the extermination of wolves, which have of late
been killing numbers of calves aud colts.
A company has been formed atChristiania,
Norway, to reproduce an exact model of
the old Viking boat that was discovered
some years ago in au ice floe.
l'rof. Michael Mahon of Dundas, Minn,,
has a flying machine that resembles a Chinese bark. On the top and sides are two air
wheels that are used to lift aud steer the
machine. It is said that thc model has carried two and a half times its weight.
At the late election in Victoria the Labor
party made groat efforts inspired by a feeling of great confidence. Of the thirty-six
candidates they put up, eleven wore elected, and only four ol thom were actual work-
The measles bacillus, discovered in Berlin
by Dr. Canon, varies from a three-thousandth to one one-thousandth of an inch in
length, and possesses characteristics said to
be " different from those of any other bacillus known."
Dr. Landousy, memberof the French Academy of Medicine, says that the depopulation of France owes more to tuberculosis
than to aloholism, syphilis, andinalthusian-
iam put together. Two thousand babies under
two years old die annually in Paris from
There is now playing in Paris a Russian
horn band each horn being capable of pro.
ducing a single note only. So perfect is the
training that the band produces the effect
of one equipped with ordinary instruments,
and even running scales with the rapidity
and precision of a violin.
A new cure for hydrophobia has been
tried by Prof, Murri at the Pasteur Institute in Milan. Hydrophobia developed on
a man who had undergone the Pasteur
treatment, with paralysis from the waist
downward, and Prof. Murri made a subcutaneous injection of the virus in its "fixed
form."   A complete cure followed.
Before the terrible explosion of last Monday night which blew up the wine shop
where Ravachol was arrested in Paris, the
proprietor and the waiter who helped to
capture the dynamiter had reaped a
golden harvest through the sudden fame
they achieved. Hundreds of people visited
the shop who had never heard of it before,
insisted that L'Herot should wait upon
them, and presented him with twenty-franc
pieces on thoir departure as a reward for his
"heroism." Very was making several
hundred francs a day clear profit, and it is
said that his waiter on some days received
as much as 500 francs,
The highest priced newspaper in the world
is the Mashonaland Herald and Zimbesian
Times, printed at Fort Salisbury in Mashonaland. It costs a shilling a copy, is the size
of a sheet of foolscap, and is issued daily,
The printing is done by the useful holograph, the printing machine evidently not
yet having penetrated into this interesting
region of South Africa. A recent issue announces the arrival of the telegraph at Fort
Salisbury, and this region, only two years
ago wholly occupied by savage peoples, is
now within an hour of London. The newspaper complains of the absence of any banking facilities,and says tlie community isover-
supplied with educated men who are "just
now seeking suitable work���some work of
any sort."
The burdens put upon German industry
as the result of the workmen's insurance
are heavy. Iu the mining industry more
than 20,01)0,000 of marks wero paid into the
sick fund during 181)0. 12,000,000 being
contributed by the masters, and the contributions for 1891 are still greater. In 1801
about fy>00,000 marks wero paid into the
accident insurance fund. The old ago insurance fund required 5,500,000 marks, the
owners being obliged to pay half. The employers, therefore, having to subscribe more
than ��5,000,000 for the benefit of the workmen, or $13 a head.
Senhor Marianno Carvelho, the Portuguese ex-Minister of Finance, had a singular adventure on Monday. A stranger called at hia residence in Lisbon, desiring to see
him privately, and was ushered into his
presence. On the servant withdrawing, the
visitor suddenly drew a revolver and pointing it at the statesman's head demanded Immediate payment of 501) milreis (about
��110). Senhor Carvalho, thinking he had
to deal with a madman, handed the stranger
part of tho amount demanded, and said the
remainder would be forwarded to any place
he might appoint. Tho visitor consented
to this proposal, took tbe amount offered,
and loft, the house. Senhor Carvalho, at
once informed the police, and tho robber was
An English correspondent writes: It has
been spoken of as noteworthy of late that
orators of Ulster and their English sympathizers have been less outspoken than formerly in declaring that the Ulster men
would never submit to Irish Home Rule.
An occasional outburst of that sort has happened, but as a rule there has been little
talk about dying ia the last ditch rather
than accept the new order of things. On
the contrary, the text of most public speakers has been that if Home Rule is carried
Ulster will inaugurate a constitutional agitation for its repeal, and will meanwhile
refuse to pay taxes to the officers of the
home Government. From certain startling
facta which your corrspondent has just
discovered, however, it appears that this
sudden moderation of speech is deceptive,
and that thoughts of violence continue
to animate the people of Ulster, It is
learned that the leaders are secretly
and actively organizing for what will
be, if entered upon, virtually a civil war.
Every member of every Orange lodge in the
provinoe ie pledged to provide himself with
a rifle and several hundred rounds of ammunition within a month after tho date of the
success of the Liberals at the general elections should that party be victorious. Drilling in the use of fire-arms is carried on at
every lodge meeting. The Orange policemen connive at this procedure, whilo no
policeman who is not an Orangeman is allowed to get wind ol what is going on.
Your correspondent accidentally learned the
facts in the case through a London financier,
who on Saturday gave ��500 to the fund
being raised for the purpose of buying arms
and instructing local leaders in military
tactics. This iiistruntion is being furnished
in a curious manner. The London volunteer
force is utilized for the purpose. About a
score of Ulster men arrive in London every
week and join a selected regiment of volunteers as ordinary recruits, This has beeu
going on since about February lst, The
plan is to give each batch about two month's
training, when they resign and return home
to make room for others, and to themselves
act as instructors of their patriots at home
The fund referred to is drawn upon for the
expense of the journeys, aud also for living
expenses while in London, provided the recruits cannot find employment of some kind
during their slay which would aid in paying
their board bills. Ths fund is also intended
to be used to transport to England any isolated Ptotestant families who may desire to
make the change in place of residence. The
scheme is so extensive, and is necessarily
known to so many interested people, that
it is not likely that it can be kept from the
knowledge of the general public much longer. An enquiry in Parliament upon the
subject is among tlie probabilities of the
near future.
Mr. Gladstone in Speech.
The Evening Post published at Loudon
thus describes Mr. Gladstone as he looked
and spoke in the debate ou the Clergy
Discipline bill on Thursday evening:
" The right honorable gentleman was in
excellent voice. It is trite to say so, but
for years he has not spoken with so much
resonance, with so much of that rich, fruity
tone, so peculiarly his own, as he did laBt
night. The sense of hearing was delightful.
His gesticulations, too, were remarkably
dramatic. He emphasized his points by
sweeps of the arm, by striking the papers
on his despatch box, by swaying of the body
m a mannner that would have been a lesson
to a past master in the art of gesture. He
lived again iu his youth. His back was as
straight as tbat of an officer of the guards;
his figure as lithe as that of a Greek athlete,
and, as his intellect heated with thought,
his face glowed with radiating expression,
and his voice grew in volume, ripeness, and
charm of tone. The House filled up, and
he held all intellects as by a spell. His
vitality is marvellous.
" If we ask what is the secret of his
wonderful voice the answer is obvious. It
is in the possession of an exceptional organism. His chest is of extraordinary depth,
even now. Though when he is walking
across the floor of the House he seems bowed and shrunken with age, when he is speaking his chest expands and his shoulders are
squared���an actual physical transformation
takes place before one's eyes. Another
obvious explanation of the quality of his
voice is the rapidity and vividness with
whioh his ideas trooped into his mind clad
in instructive language. With a mind liquefied with ideas and a physique which had
defied age, it is no wonder, after all, that
his voice should be so finely effective. Last
night's speech was indeed a triumph, and
none cheered more heartily than the political
opponents with whom, for once, he was in
cordial agreement."
Chauncey M. Depew has been elected
president of New York's World's Fair
board. Commissioner Gorton W. Allen is
A monster panorama, 445 foot long and
51 feet high, representing the Bernese Alps,
with the Jungfrau in tlie background, has
been painted for exhibition at the Fair. A
private exhibition of the work waa recently
given to the press in Berlin.
The steamship lines covering the west
coast of South America, have agreed to carry
government exhibits free, and private exhibits at half price, as far as Panama. Passenger rates also have been greatly reduced.
Owing to the recent increase of Great
Britains World's Fair appropriation to
���5300,000, British exhibitors will not be
charged lor space, as at first determined,
It is reported that one hundred tons of
exhibits for the Exposition have already
been collected and are awaiting shipment at
Lima and Callao.
Leigh S. Lyneh, World's Fair Commissioner to the South Sea Islands, has cabled
that he has completed arrangements for an
exhibit from the Phillipine islands and is
now devoting his attention to Java, There
is every proBpect that the exhibit will be
one of great interest.
President Diaz haa recommended to the
Mexican congress that Oct. 12 of this year
be made a national holiday in commemoration of the landing of Columbus in the new
world. He says in his message that tho
work of collecting the Mexican exhibit is
progressing rapidly, and that a display of
Mexican troops will be made at the dedicatory exercises.'
Costa Rica has one of the largest and
finest archaeological collections in the world
showing many Columbian relics and historic
data relating to the discovery of America.
This collection goes to Madrid this year for
the Spanish Exposition and will afterward
go to Chicago.
Bavaria will send to the World's Fair two
professors from its institute of technology
to report on the progress of the United
States to technical matters.
Karl Hagenbeck, famous for his ability
in taming wild animals, is devoting his time
in Hamburg to a group of lions, tigers,
jaguars and hyenas that he expects to bring
to the Fair. This group consists of fifty
animals, all to be kept in one big cage.
Hagenbeck has alieady spent a fortune on
the group.
The Bedford stone-quarries have donated
��3,000 worth of stoneforthelndiana World's
Fair building. The cutting of the stone is
Mr. Robert S. McCormick, resident Commissioner for the World's Fair, at London,
has reoeived word that an influential committee in Geneva is actively promoting the
formation of a creditable Swiss section at
the Fair, and is meeting with gratifying
success. Watchmaking will be one of the
chief features of the display. It is considered possible that Switzerland will yet
appoint a government commission on the
Mr. McCormick, the London agent of the
Columbian Exposition, has forwarded to
Chicago an application from Mrs. M. L.
Mullinger, who wishes to establish a gypsy
encampment within the grounds of the Exposition, probably upon the Midway Plais-
ance. Mrs. Mullinger is alluded to as being
remarkably well versed in gypsy lore, and
proficient in gypsy learning. She manages
a gypsy encampment near Liverpool, England.
The scene which the Exposition grounds
now affords, with most of the buildings Hearing completion and the construction being
pushed forward by more than 6,000 workmen, is accounted so interesting and wonderful that from 1,000 to 5,000 visitors a
day willingly pay the admission of 25 cents
to witness it. Before the abolition of the
free pass system, the visitors often numbered as high as 15,000 or 20,000. The work
of construction was interfered with, so that
it was thought best to charge an admission
and thus diminish the size of the crowd of
sightseers and at the same time add to the
financial resources of the Exposition.
-uamo j.ur iue iiuuuui wearing up-
White spots can be removed from furniture hy holding a hot irou over, but not
on, the place.
The yolk of an egg in half a pint o tepid
rain water, with a little powdered borax
addel, with a teaspoonful of spirits of
camphor, will take spots out of black goods.
Teapots should be washed thoroughly
with strong soda and water and then rinsed
well and perfectly dried each day if one
would prevent the curious hayliice smell
often noticed in a teapot.
The usual average in reckoning the cost
of living for each person in the dining room
is 85 a week.
Nothing is better for restoring the brightness of polished tables than rubbing them
with a lineu rag dipped in cold drawn linseed oil.
A good handful of salt should be added
to the water in which matting is washed.
The salt keeps the matting in color. Do
not use soap.
Grease stains on wall paper way be removed by mixing pipe clay with enough
water to make a sort of cream. Spread
this rather thickly ou the stain, leave it on
for twenty-four hours, then take it off carefully with a knife and dust and brush the
paper thoroughly.
A capital wash fur stained boards is
made by boiling one-half pound of slacked
lime and one pound of soda in six quarts
of water for two hours. Let this settle,
then pour off tho clear part for use.
You can tell if a bed is damp by laying
your hand glass between the sheets for a
few moments. If the sheets are not properly dried the glass will be clouded.
Oranges and lemons with green leaves intermixed make a pretty dish for decorative
Pearl knife handles should bo rubbed
with a salt rag dipped in fine table salt,
then polished with leather.
A little soap and warm water applied
frequently i abetter for cleaning your lacquered brass than all the cleansing materials in the world.
A Dress of Spiders' Webs.
Mrs. White mentions as a great curiosity
the dress made from spiders' webs presented to tho Queen by the Empress of Brazil in
1877. Most certainly it is, and to most British minds such a thing might seem incredible ; but if j our correspondent were to visit
Fiji���which is famous for its magnificent
spiders���he might, perhaps, have less cause
for wonder. The web made by the big yellow spider here is very large and strong ;
but in addition to the web proper, in which
flies, mosquitoes, etc., are caught, it spins a
cocoon of orange-colored, silky, gossamer-
like stuff, which, if taksn up in the fingers,
requires quite an effori to break. This stuff,
I can conceive, might be woven into material for a dress. Might not the dress in
question have been composed of similar material made by the Brazilian spiders ?
I can hardly, even now, believe that it
could have heen composed of what we understand to be the ordinary spider's web. I
can quite imagine, however, that such a
material might be of some commercial value
as one frequently hears complaints at the
present day of a want of fineness in fibers or
materials used for scientific purposes.
I may add that our cockroaches are huge,
too ; but, by a merciful dispensation of
Providence, our spiders arc in proportion.
The particular enemy of the cockroach here
is not the big yellow spider above mentioned, but a long-legged, formidable-looking
brown spider, called the " hunting-spider."
I can not find out that this species spins any
web, hut apparently depends upon its great
activity for securing its prey. I know,
however, that it cau bite pretty sharply, as
I once saw one draw blood from the finger
of a doctor friend of mine who was capturing it for me. It is oft��n to be seen hugging a large, flattened, circular, cream-
colored bag, which, I take it, contains its
egga.   We never kill spiders in Fiji.
in Act of Justice.
The Week says that " the action of the
A Spring Gold.
���Between Pnlliimcii nml tflrlklng Ironworkers nl I'lili-ugu.
A Chicago, despatch says:���A bloody
collision between tho police force and 200
striking ironworkers from the World's Fair
grounds, supported by crowds of sympathizers, occurred to-day at Grand crossing.
A icoro or two of scalp wounds were inflicted by the policemen's clubs, and the excitement for a time was intenso. The riot was
due to the importation of men from New
York, Pittsburg and Baltimore to take the
places of strikers who were employed on the
manufacturing building by the Edgomore
Building and Construction Couipany.
The estimated deficiency in tho United
StatcB post-ollico department for tho fiscal
year 181)0-91 Is f 1,240,932,
A Into 00H8UB of the city of Liins, Peru,
shows it to have a population of 103,988, of
which 49,380 aro males and 64,109 aro
fonialos ; 70,1)01 of tbo Inhabitants can read,
and 82,996 can neither road nor write, A
singular reversal of tho relative proportion
in numbers of tho sexes is shown hy companion with previous enumerations, in
1886 the consus showed i.ho city to havo
,4W iniirc males than leiimh-s, while the
resent census shows that the females out-
���umbered tho males by 4,7M.
Breaking of The Voice.
The peculiar physiological causes of what
is called the " breaking of the voice" are
not quite understood, but it is known to
depend immediately upon an organic change
in the larynx, the organ ol the voice, which
occurs in the nude between the ages of fourteen and sixteen, Before lhat age tbe larynx
of boys resembles that of females : but when
the voice begins to break the vocal cords
become lengthened at least one-third, the
angle of the thyroid cartilage becomes enlarged, and the muBcles which connect the
organs of the voice with the hyoid bono
and base of tbe tongue become elongated.
While tbe change of form is taking place
the voice is unfitted for singing, and should
be used only with great care. In other
words, the breaking of the voice is due to
the rapid development of the larynx, which
takes place at certain ages, and which leads
to a change in the range of the voice. The
peculiar harshness of the voice when it is
thus " breaking" seems to be due to a temporary congestion and a swollen condition of
the mucous membrane of the vocal chorda
accompanying the active growth of the
whole larynx.
Discovery of Sapphires in Queensland,
The Government Geologist of Queensland confirms the recent reports aa to the
valuable discoveries of eapphires as Withers-
field, on the Central Railway line, in that
colony, He states that the itonesare equal
to the finest genu in the mineralogical
cabinets of Europe, and believe! that
diamonds will also bo found. The lessees
have refused an offer of ��50,000 for the
Kindness is a
speak, and the
language   the  dumb can
deaf can hear and undor-
A spring cold in our climate may be quite
a troublesome oue, and a cough in a child at
this season should be looked after with
special care. A cough is always a serious
matter, as it is usually the precursor ot a
more serious disease than mere cold. Measles
and many other diseases are preceded by a
slight cough. It is always safe to use means
that excite perspiration, provided the child
ia well protected afterward and kept indoors,
A teaspoonful of ipecac dissolved in a tumbler of cold water, and a teaspoonful of thia
diluted mixture given once an hour, will
often break up the hoarse cold of an in fant
child. There is no harm in laying hot flannels, dipped in camphorated oil, over tho
chest, if thoro is any sign of hoarseness, but
layers of cotton batting should take their
place when they are removed. It is useless
to doctor a cold of any kind unless the patient is kept from running outdoors or in
draughty, cold places m tbo house, as all
medicines open tho pores and render tho sufferer more susceptible to take extra cold if
exposed. In such cases an ounce of prevention is certainly worth a pound of euro,
Who can provo that a boy isn't happier
in Ids first new boots than Columbus was
when he disoovord America?
A Racine Wis., firm is planning to havo
a complete tannery plant in operation at
the Exposition.
A groat deal of knowledge, which is not
capable of making a man wise, has a natural
tendency to make him vain and arrogant.
Walt Whitman, just previous to his
death, superintended the erection of a vault
wherein ho was to lie, It is located in
Harleigh Cemetery, about two milos from
The oldest af iwspaper in tho world, of
course, is in China, It is the King Pan, is
tho official journal of the empire, and was
foundod in 911. Originally it was published
intermittently, but aftor 1301 it appeared
regularly evory woek, In 1804 it was converted into a daily, and now issues three
editions a day and soils at about a cent a
copy, Tho morning shoot, printed on yellow
paper, is devoted to commercial nows, It
has a circulation of about 8,000 copies,
The midday issue contains official documents
a-id genoral nows, Tho evening edition,
printed on red paper, gives the latest intelligence and extracts from thc two previous editions, The paper ia conductod by
aix literati appointed hy the State,
United States Government in voluntarily
paying the sum of $25,000 to the Italian
Government asan indemnity to he distributed among the heirs of the three Italian
subjects killed in the New Orleans massacre,
is tlie natural sequel to the paragraph touching the general question in the President's
message, on which we commented at the
time. The position originally taken by the
Washington Administration in regard to
the matter was so untenable, or at least so
inconsistent with any high sense of international obligations, that it is a decided relief to find it now tacitly repudiated.
For a nation to seek to evade responsibity
for the acts of her citizens on her own soil,
on the ground that these acts were a State,
not a national affair, was not only unworthy
of high-minded people, but was such a course
as could bo safely followed only hy a stronger nation in dealing with a weaker. The payment of tho indemnity demunded by ibe
Italian Government will raiso the reputation of the United States for fair
dealing, It is pleasing to believe
that this course lias bin . dictated hy a sense
of justice, rather than by a less exalted
motive, It would no doubt have been still
more frank and praiseworthy had Mr,
Blaine, or the President, had the moral
courage tu admit freely lhat the reparation
was really due according to every principle
of international equity, whatever might be
tho lack of provision in the constitution and
the laws for meeting such an emergency, in
blond of claiming credit for the payment as
an act of grace, as seems now to be done,
As, howover, tho Italian authorities seem to
havo boon satisfied with the acknowledgement and tho manner in which it has been
mado, others need not, wo suppose, complain. It is satisfactory to all lovers of
peace and good teoling among lhc nations
lo know that tbis incident is so well ended ami that good feeling is being restored
betweon the two peoples coiuiinied. It ia
probable that, in accordance with the President's recommendation, legislation will bo
had to render such a pica unavailable in
any future case of thc kind, In any event
a precedent has now bsl*t made which no
future administration will care to ignore."
It novor pays to run in debt for things
you do not need.
Guod actions crown themsolvcs with lasting days; who deserves well, needs not an
other's praise.
Truo contentment depends not on what
wo have. A tub was largo enoughfory
Diogenes but a world was too small for
ant sabbath Chime-
Jerusalem ! high tower thy glorious walls,
Would QSd I were in thee!
Desire of thee my longing heart enthralls,
Desire at home to Be:
Wide from the world outleaping,
O'er hill and vale and plain ;
3Iy soul's strong wing is sweeping
Thy portals to attain.
O gladsome day and yet more gladsome
liour I
When shall that hour have come.
When my rejoicing soul it* own free power
May uso in going home I
Itielf to Jesus giving
In trust to His own hand,
To dwell among the living
In thai bleat Fatherland.
A moment's time, the twinkling ofan eye'
Shall be enough lo soar,
In buoyant exultation, through the sky,
���ind reach the heavenly shore,
Elijah's chariot bringing
The homeward traveler there;
Glad troops of angels winging
It onward through the air,
On Beauty,
" Beauty ia only skin deep." What's the
sense in that saying? What good would it
do a person to be beautiful���say, for an
inch in depth ? He wouldn't know it unless
he was skinned. Moreover beauty is not to
be measured with a pocket rule; it is an
indefinite sort of quality that needs a new
definition ouch time it is found. " What is
beauty?" asked a belle of her circle of admirers. " What all women think they
possess," answered the cynic. ".Ask your
mirror," said the Frenchman. But the
philosopher replied: "It is tbat which
every lover sees in his sweetheart whether
she possossts it or not." How many times
we have said, while passing a homely woman : " What ou earth did Mr. X over
see in her ? She's as homely as a rail fence."
Not to him, though.
We kno�� how it is ourselves. When we
were young and susceptible we met a girl
whose appearance made us very sick. She
was short and we liked tall girls, Her
mouth was of the pie order, while the rosebud variety had always taken our fancy.
Lastly she had a lisp that sounded lige an
escape-valve. Well, we don't know how it
happened, hut we fell in love wit h her, and
all her imperfections immediately vanished.
We found that her head just reached the
right place on our shoulder, so her height, or
" lowth" was all right. Then, her pastry
mouth enabled us to kiss without knocking
noses. That's one awful bother with strawberry lips. As for the lisp, we thought it
the cutest thing in the world, and tried to
cultivate one ourself, but our employe
asked if we had been buying some new mis
lit teeth, and we desisted.
We don't believe that everyone thinks
himself handsome, but we do believe that
everyone wishes to be. Theophrastus called
beauty "a silent cheat''and Theocritus
says it is " a serpent covered with llowers."
We don't recall the personal appearance of
these gentlemen, but we are willing to
wager a large sum that their pictures never
graced a photographer'sshowcase. Homely
persons are always saying that beauty is a
snare, just because they can't snare any of
it themselves,
One peculiarity of extremely beautiful or
handsome persons is that they arc seldom
noted for anything except their looks. Who
ever thinks of beauty of feature, or lack of
it, in connection with Washington or Lincoln ? (1 don't care to give examples of the
women.) The minds that guide the progress of the world make tbeir owners far
superior to any physical charms. That's
where we oome in. We wouldn't be handsome for anything.
Fascinating Period of a Woman's Life.
At what age under the old regime a woman was considered passee it would be dangerous to say���presumably soon after she
had quitted her teens. Swift wrote with
cruel candor of Stella's fading charms, and
sent her as a birthday gift a rhymed " Recipe to Restore Her Lost Youth," at a period that we should consider the prime of
life. The caustic Dean of St. Patrick's
"How angels look at thirty-six"
proves a sharp contrast to a more modern
writer, Mr. Lewes, who, in his " Life of
Goethe,"speaks of 33 as a fascinating period of a woman's life, being that in which
he considered her to have reached the full
development of her powers of mind and
Such a sentiment would once have been
considered rank heresy, yet 33 was the age
at which Frau von Stein proved dangerous
to the heart of the poet who had survived
the more youthful charms of a Gretchen, a
Charlotte, and a Lili. Mr. Lewei's view
seems to be based on the old and honorable
position and limitations. No people,
perhaps, appreciate more perfectly
the innocent flower-like beauty of ado-
licence than the French, Like the loveliness of childhood, it is to them a joy and
delight to be made much of while it lasts,
and, like that period, it is expected tohavc
its definite limits. The line between jeuno
fille and vivelle fille is in that polite land
drawn with a sharper and more merciless
hand than in our own ; yet il is the glory
of the French life, with its clear and practical limitations and its adoration of youthful beauty, to have presented tho finest
flower of courtai'y that the world has ever
known to women who had lost thc charms
of early youth and ruled the mindi, and
even tbe hearts, of m-.-n by 'heir wit and
their wisdom, their vivacity, and their
grace, It is impossible to read any description of saloon life in Paris without realizing the immense power that such women
as Mine, de Ramboiiillet, .Mine. Deffand,
who could tolcrato everything but tho commonplace ; Mine. Necker, her brilliant
daughter; Mme. de Stale, and hor cherished friend, Mme, de Houdetot, exercised in
literary and political as in social matters.
I never hear thc rattling of dice that it
does uot sound to me like the funeral bell
of tho whole party,
Children's hats have thc aamc features as
last year, a flat crown, wide brim in front,
narrow back, and long streamers in the
The size of your offering docs not depend
upon what you take out of your pocket, but
what you leave in it.
The Government of the Tyrol has passed
a bill impoiing heavy fines on persona who
may be caught whilo idling samples of the
beautiful and rare Alpine flower called edelweiss, which hai beeu pulled up by the
rooti on the mountain! to euoh an extent
that there is danger of the plant becoming
extinct. The people complain that touriits
are rapidly killing out that and other Alpine
plants, and persons bent on money making
have helped on the destruction by gathering
tho plants for travellers. MB8PIMW WtM^MmWtmWmaWM
Celebrations  :it  Eevelstoke
ami Illecillewaet.
Eevelstoke was en fete on Tuesday
nnd splendid weather honored the
oocasion���Her Majesty's Birthday.
The committee were busy from nn
early hour and Hags vera fluttering
iu tiie slight, breeze whioh tempered
the bout us the day wire on, Tbe
proceedings commenced with a shoot
for threo prizes at, the rungf ir the
Union Hotel.   Tbis was got through
shortly nfter twelve o'clock, uud at
half-past one the smuts opened wilb
ii race for small buys.   The twenty ���
five events occupied tbe whole of the
���afternoon, and nt 6.80, when an ad-
journmenl was innde for supper, only
the horse ruoes, the tug-of-war nnd
greasy polo contests remained to be
decided.   Mr. ll Howson ereoted n
grand stand, which wus well put run -
ised, und Mr, P. Prneer dispensed ice
oroam, from tlie sale of whioh it is
intended to form the nucleus of a
sum to purchase n dug tor theBohool
house. Another attraction not, mi the
programme was the Edison phonograph, under the management of Mr,
Fred. Wall.   Everything wont well,
without hitch or ncoident, but tlie
dust ruised by tbe horse raoing was"
rnther uncomfortable.    A good uu-
natured crowd witnessed the sports,
nnd everybody seemed to enjoy themselves.   Owing In the lateness of the
hour when the last, event���the tug-of-
war���was finished the ball had to be
postponed.   It will take place next
Monday night iu Bourne's Hall.   We
shall publish the balance sheet and
the list of contributors next week.
Below are the results:
H. A. Buown.        J. Abrahamson.
Morgan David.     0. H. Temple.
F, li. Wells.        J. Guy Barber.
AV. Cowan, President.
ii. VV, Northet, Secretary.
W. M. Brown. Starter.
J. Kirkup, Judge.
Shooting match at the Station
range. Distunce 100 yards. Spvpb
shots. .'- uy rifle. Three puzes, ijilO,
S7 and 85. Eleven entries,���0. Red-
path and S. Bsllygoord tied with 22
each, an I divided; H. A. Brown, 3rd,
20; there were two with 18.
Raoe for boya under 8, 50 yards,-���
1st $1, Wm. Beavo; 2nd, 50c., W.
Brown; 3rd, 25c, J. Kelly. The!
winner wus tho youngest nnd smallest
of tbe competitors, nnd greatly surprised tbe spectators.
Knee fur boys under 13, 50 yds.���
lst, 82, S. Neeilhiim ; 2nd, 91, Wm.
Ladner; 3rd, 50c, C. Lewis. Both
hosts were wou by Needham with
time to spare,
Handicap race for girls, 50 yds.���
lst, 82 E Paton; 2nd, 81. E. Oberg;
3rd, 50c (5 yards), J. l'uton. Four
Bii'-e for men over 50. Fifty yds,���
lst, 85, John Stone; 2nd, t*3, Juiues
100 yards dash, open. Seven en-'
tries.���1st, 85, J. Sutherland ; 2nd, j
��3. W, Fleming; 3rd. F, Fraser
Race for men over 30,100 j arils.���
1st, 85, F. Fraser; 2nd,83, R. Green,
Five entries
Pipe race, 50 yards.���1st, 88, 0,
Hrlden ; 2nd, 82, F. Butler, Five
Thrfi'-leeged race, 50 --arils ���1st,
��6, J. Sutherland and J. G. Barber;
2ud, 81, F. Butler and 0, Hohu-n.
Wheelbarr-.w race, 100 yds., blindfold.- lst, 81, J. Sutherland ; - 1,
82, G. Barber. Considerable amusement was oreated by the entire collapse of one of the bur.
ancient appearance of some of the
oth rs,
Egg ami spoon raoe, ll      .  I   -
Is:, g3, J. Sutherlan . .  -  I, 82   -
Bickerton,   there were six entries,
Tuo i the c imp itil irslos
direotly after the starl
ohanoes seemed very   light
plodded along in the rour, hat
reaching tbe tape two ,
grief and Bam "got tbi i I
spi on,  ' 'i ti ok ieo   ,:
Patting the 201b, Bhol 1st,
Batuerland, 81ft. 11iu.; 2ml,
Bnt ��� r, 2711  Iii
Putting tde IGlb.shol       ���   '.,   ,
Barb r,82(t.9in,; 2nd, S3, i.
81ft. Tin,
rjtt-uding )   g jomp    i it,
siderubly. Two of tbem forgot to
puss over tlie rope and had to come
back. Fraser never lost himself
once, ami uuina iu uu easy wiuner
with lots of time at bis disposal.
Climbing greasy pole. Prize, 810.
-Mun., attempted the job, but noue
succeeded, uud n grout deul of mirth
wau maifested by tbo crowd us competitors were hoisted up mi walking
stioki, pules, or anything else thut
was handy, nud when they reached
up to grasp tbe flat; and victory, the
support beneath would be suddenly
withdrawn, aud down slid the un-
fortnuate climber. After furnishing
iiniusoment for nearly an hour tho
pole wus thrown down, still unoou-
Half mile bents,   lst, 815; 2nd, 810.
Mr  (!. Abratnittison's bay horse
Dick, ugcii  (J, Bunch)
Mr Goo Liifonup'i, chestnut golil-
ing Paddy, 6 yrs... (J, Nelson)
Mr. O. Abrabumsoii's  luiv  horse
Jim, 1 yrs (J, Muciloualil)
Jim bolted    0
third heat.
Dick    1
Paddy    2
The distance between the first two
was never more than a neck at the
winning -.aost, and the finish of each
heat wits most exciting,
Half milo heats,   lst, 810; 2nd, 85.
Mr. F. MoCurty's bay mure, Tho
Wrnok, i yrs (Bishby)
Mr. Johu Sutherland's buckskin
mare, Birdie, 7 yrs. (J. Nelson)
Mr. Geo. Laforme's bay geiiiing,
Nakusp, aged (O. Holden)
Birdie and Nakusp bolted in the
first heat, and then had to run for
second prize. In the final Biruie
beat Nakusp by half a heud.
Sweepstake for ladies. 88.���lst,
Miss A. Brown ; 2nd, Miss McLean.
Mulch.���Mr. McCarty's ba;, mure,
The Wreck, beat Mr. Sutherland's
buck.-iu mare, Birdie, by i lengths,
Tug of war. Teams of 8. Town
vs. Station. Prize, keg of beer.���
Aiuiiu.t the confusion ana noise, tbe
gathering darkness and the clouds of
oust, it wus impossible to see which
team wou, although tho Town had
about three leet of rope to their
credit at the finish aud were declared
tho wiuuers, But tho sympathisers
ou each side had lent help to both
teams whero the rope tailed away
into the crowd. Bnt a mighty cheer
went up at the news of the Town's
victory (?), aud then the crowd dis-
persed��� some to help lighten that
keg of beer, others to bed���each and
all satisfied thut her Mnjesty's birthday had beeu kept up iu true British
Bains, John Boyd and Win. Cleave
hind.   Mr, Cleavelaud ii- bringing in
a unmber of burses.   J. .,1. Keliio
nnil G, A. Callaway brought iu a our
I load  ln*t  week, so thut with  those
' wintered here we .sball have plenty
lof horseflesh, either for packing or
Sam Uuderhill und Ole Olsiou
killed three bears this week at Fisii
Creek. Sum is ���-ottiug a reputation
as a bear slayer. John Bovd. who
holds tne championship, will have to
look to bis laurels, or hu will be
compelled to step down and out.
Thomas Richardson is refitting the
Maple Leaf hostelry, and is as jovial
an1- <*-Hiiul ii host us of yore,
Fishbourni!, of Chicago, is build-
in-, a storehouse at Flat Creek, preparing for heavy operatious ou FiBh
Creek mining claims.
The snowshod which was injured
by ii heavy engine smashing into it
is befaii repaired,
Mr. Davidson, a miuiug ongiueer,
bus been spending a fow dayB in
OUinp sizing up the outlook.
JJ. Woolsey hud an old-fashioned
"raisiug bee" at Flat Crock this
week. All the lown turned out, ami
a hundsome house was tho result.
Flat Creek is destined to become a
place of considerable importauoe.
There is a great dearth of tho
gentle sex hero, VVo want somo marriageable lussl s, Ontario pumpkin
buskers' daughters would be in great
demand, There is not an unmarried
lady in town. Can Revelstoke help
us out, or shall wo havo to turn onr
longing eyes eastward and ory to thi
gods for help? Years iu theso mouu
tains, without home oomforts ur thn
blessings of female compauiouship,
have a degenerating and blighting
influence, Flipping flupjucks, dinning socks and washing clothes ruffles
tin* temper and sours thedisp-.-sition,
drys up the fountain of love und enlarges the gail, so much so that gall,
pure unadulterated gall, becomes the
second nature, bo to speak, of mountain raugers.
H. N.
18 IKS
aft hhB,
mail Orders promptly and carefully attended to,
The celebration of (be day at
Illecillewaet took place in Bellevm-
Park, and was a red letter day in lbe
history rf the town. Flags fluttered
guilv iu the breeze. IY speetors and
miners came in irom the mountains
in squads and vie: with the citizens
in milking the occasion one of jiIlu*
sure and jollification, The following
programme it as carried out :���
Sho;,ting match.���1st, J hu Boydj
2nd, J.
The Usdeiiskjsed has
Pack & Sadaie Horses
Iu readiness at nil limes, und is prepared to do nil packing
Orders left at 0. P. Pi. Slation will
receive prompt attention.
J. P. Callaway.
This space is reserved for
.essrs. 0. B. Hume & Co.,
G. H,
A M S,
A Full and Complete Line of
Toilet Articles, Wall Paper, ko.
tW Cigars at Wholesale. JgJ
l,'.\, (OUT)
' in stock.
Sowing Machines kept
M. Kellie ;  3rd, Wm. Armstrong,   100 yards'-lash ���lst, Smith
Deviuej; 2nd, David W olsey.  Pipe
raoe,���1st,Teelton; 2nd, D Woolsey,
Wheelharrow race.���lst. S. Devine-;
2ud, I).  Woolsey.    Putting heavv
���hot.���lst. J M. Kellii : 2nd, Smith
Devine-    Pn ting I6lb, shot.   1st,
8.   Deviney;   2nd, .1.  M.   Kellie.
Standing long jomp.���lst, J, Boyd ;
2nd, b. Woolsey.    Running  long
jump ���lst, S Devine); 2nd J Boyd,
Bi b, step ijnmp ���],,, 8. Devinev;
:   | 1.   Running nop, step k
jum| ,- Lst.fi Douglas; 2nd,J Boyd
ii jf with   ..i.' - lit, C. Nelles;
I.. dng ''-ii er,
1 t, J  M  ;���'���        J' .   B. D
La ii     hci    Ut,M iseJ than ia B iyd;
2nd, i.f Dirk,
race    ,'-��� D   "       ���      '   I   Monn
r  -,���,���!���. race,   1 n,J Bovd;
Bardie ruoi     I |
r.Ioie 'J
war beiwei i. uiree C P.U, nridgi men
ix Chine       Won after ahaid  flhridin-r   a   AtWtnMv'
..h Bl)uuiug unodin.* a opeciauy,
hi    jnmp    I t,B D   iglt- ;2nd,D
Bakery in connection with Store.
Carloads of Furniture
Wagi ins arid all kinds of
Vehicles Ktipair&d.
Spring Mattresses, Wool Mattresses, Parlor Suites, Easy
Ohaus auu xiockers;
Warranted to keep the baby in good nature.
Pianos, Organs, Beds, Couches, in great variety.
JAM EH WcDONALD & Co.,  Main  Street,  KeveJstoke,   B.C.
Snili.irii ,<1. 10(t, 5 ,..��� ; _. 1,    .
Baroer, 9it, 'Hi.
Standing Ion ��� jump with ive
���1st. S3, J Suilii ,:i id, lift, 5    Q
2nd, 82, ,1. Skii uer, 11 ;.
Rnnniug loi g jump.- let, 83, ,',
Sutherland, 16ft. 2%in ; 2nd, 82, I
SUiiiier, Hit  11.ii,
Banning hop, step and jump. ���
lat, 83, J. Sutherland, :11ft. Hin j
2ud, 82, J, Skiuuur, 81(t, fliu,
Ruuuiug lii��li jump,���lst, 83, J,
Sutherland ; 2nd, 82, A M D   .. i.
Throwiug basal all.- Nl. 85 E O,
Olaiioy, Detroit; 2nd, 83, !'������ Barber.
Tossiug cab r. Ut, 8-1, J. Sutherland, 83ft, Yt'm ; 2ud,82, E. Cuiwull,
82ft, lliu.
Obstaole raoo, 100 yards, Ut, U,
F. Fraaor; 2nd, 83, J. Butheriand;| torriii
3rd, ii, A. Mi'Dougal. Tina iai-i-
cri-alcd a gieat ileal uf full, (,-uoli
eomi-otitur having to ��o through a
liurrul, huule a birriur, leap over a
bigh elaok rope, ok-ai apltlmt fenoe,
tnrough noun" growing bushes, and
tlimi jump uiiotlmr fi'iicn Punk Into
tno road uK'iiu. Sutherland's barrel
took a notion to roll whilst he was
uoiu1,' tlu'i/ujib. und ilelayiiil liiw now
J'l'.H lis Itldlii.
lig    aa di
.:  ,  i" in B    i
n ���     ,   bron .0 \ , ,
as tlie mantle nf ilarkni *������ began to
di o '     i ii in I tl     (I oiorud peaks   , ,    . .
,������iii.ii���,   dankingthe   [UHjOfifiXABlaEfi
ooming City ol the Intei ior by a tu^
of wur iiutwi-i-n niglit O.P.R. briilgi
men   and    iglit   prospectors   uud
mil ers,    Bremtier'-.   bridg    urew, ��� ���
eaptaiued  by  Mr Fraj r, fell int.,  CoffillsCasketS 8hrOUd��i&0,
liue, and un Supt. Sc-iraon'i eagle            carried in Stock,
un,ml   ih,,   t, um ,i smile of 	
intense ��atiafaotion illuminated his p-nnntp-mi. ,3aD mum nm-nrrT
i��(iatber*beatau visagH il  heprospeot LAiiri.VILa oflUri MIU ai 1 ilLLl
of an oasy victory. AsCapi iVowlsey
alh d his in,:   into lin ��� i.e, loo, bore
a look uf determinati in in liis (aoe,
born of a strung eoiiBdeiion in thu
mu uki p iwers of bi bro w i au I
resolute miners. Tlie struggl,. w,i
ui ,ih tli-- mugio word
" Illeuillowiiet" biased through tin
set teeth of their captain tlm miners
put forth their linul i ifort, uud the
victory w.ih nun, The oelobration
oonoluded with a grand Imp at tbe
M'-rciuintn' Hotel, wimro Host Nelles
catered in nm usual effeotive manner.
Tho town m rapidly iiiiin���using iu
population, Mun.y old timers are re*
luraiug, huioii(J utlioni buiuy 1'Uob,
All orders by mail or
exi ro.-ia promptly
All descriptions of
gold and silver.
lUuita uud lloblH Coilnutod.
Nutury Public,
Notary Publio
Nlulug, Timber and  Real  Kstnte Brokem and General
CiHiiinissioii Agents.
Ciiiivi-yiiiii'i-B, Agreements, Bills of Sale, Mining Bonds, etc., drawn up,
Rents and Accounts Collected ; .Miuing Olaima Bought uud Sold ; Assess-
iimiit work on Mining Claims Atti udod to; Patents Applied tor, Etc,, Etc,,
Lots on Townsito ol Bevel; toke for Sale uud Wanted. Agents for Mining
Machinery, Etc,


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