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No. 34.
Is hereby given, that application
trill be made to lbe Parliament of
Canada, at tlie next Rpssion thereof,
for an Act to incorporate a Company
*o construct, equip, maintain and
operate aline of railway in the Provinoe of British Oolumbia from a
poiut at or near Nakusp, on Upper
Arrow Lake, Kootenay Dislrict, to
tlio forks of Carpenter Creek, with
power to extend to Bear Lako aud to
Cody Creek.
Solicitors for the Applicants.
Ottawa, December 28th, 1891
AGENTS to sell our choice nnd
hardy Nursery Stock. We have many
new special varieties, both in fruits
and ornamentals, to offer, which aro
controlled only by us, We pay commission or salary. Write us at once
for terms, nnd secure choice of territory.���May Bhothkbs, Nurserymen,
Rochester, N.Y.
Charmingly situated on the bank of
tho river, on the principal street,
close to the post-olliee aud
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
Lardenu and Sloean Prospects
''ic Bev. 0. Ludin"
First-class Table, good. Beds,
I am now prepared to supply
Families and Hotels with Milk at
lowest prices.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
U E V i: L S T O K E ,    15.  C .
Nearly seven years assayer at Morfa
Works, Swansea, and for over seventeen
years chief analyst to Wigan Coal k Iron
Co., Wigan.
Assays and analyses of every description undertaken on the most reasonable
Special experience in coal, coke, iron,
ferro - manganese, steel, silver, copper,
lead and zinc.
Stockholm House
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords,
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wines,liquors and cigars,
First  Class  DAIRY  COWS
will do well to address
Box 217, Revelstoke, B 0-
0. & fl. LEWIS,
Catered for.
The largest and most central Hotel in
the city | good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; lire proof safe,
will preaob tomorrow in the Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, eveuiug at 7.30. All
nre cordially invited.
The next dance of the Columbia Qnsd-
I rilh Club will take place iu Peterson's
j Hull ou Thursday night at nine o'lock | feoordei
sharp,   True 'bus leaves thc station at  -
8 30.
Tbe installation of officers took place
at the Masonic lodge room last eveuing,
followed by u supper ai the Victoria
Hotel, particulars of which wo hope to
gi\e next week,
Mr, Geo, Thomas, station agent at
Robson, spent a couple of da.\s in town
this week. He eame Iiy way ol Spokane
and is eu route to Ontario lor a vacation
ol two months.
The Juvenile Templars will give an
enti rtiiinment in the schoolroom on
Tuesday, February 21st, when a lirst-
class programme will be presented. The
tickets will be 25 cents.
The barometer kept by Mr. Holdich
gives evidence of stormy weather being
close at hand, as the mercury fell more
than huh an inch between 9 a.m. and 0
p.m. yesterday, and is still falling.
We beg to draw attention to the advertisement ou our fourth page regarding the side of Trout City lots, as offering oue of the best investments ever put
before the public ill West Kootenay.
The Secoud Annual Ball of the Revelstoke Quadrille Club will be held in
Bourne's Hall on Friday, 17th March
(St. Patrick's Day). Ii has beuu decided not to hold the masquerade hall
recently announced iu tbis column.
The Revelatoke Quadrille Club held
its fortnightly dance in Bourne's Hull
on Thursday evening, and wan fnirlj
atteuded, though ladies wore somewhat
scarce. A largo sleigh load came from
the lower town in the teeth of a blizzard
and the mercury down to 10 below zero.
The weather���well, we can't call it
weather; but suoh as we have had for
nearly two weeks has been siuipi) awful,
We have been treated similar to the rest
of the world, wiih blizzards and othei
luxuries, while the nnroun atone time
touched 28 below zero. This winter
beats the record for Revelstoke,
Revelstoke, The Lardeau,
and The Future.
Beautifully situated on the Lake
shore at the entrance to the best and
shortest road to the Sloean mines aud
New Denver, The best fishing aud
hunting iu the district, with grand
boating aud sketching facilities for
tourists and artists.
0. x. K. ��lOi��L
F. McCarthy   - ���   -    Prop.
First-class Temperance House.
Board aN*n Lodoino ��5 Per Week.
MEALS, 25c.      UEDS 25c,
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords first class accommodation.
The Bar is supplied with the
Best brands of wines,liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of thc Hotel nre
of the best.
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.10 daily.
Pacific        " '��     10.52   "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chicago, Now York and Boston,
Rates !ji5 to $10 lower thau any other
other route,
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in
charge of a Porter, for tho accommodation of Passengers holding second
class tiokets, Passengers booked to
nnd  from all  European   points  at
Lowest hides.
Low Freight Hates. Quick despatch, Merchants will save money
Iiy having Iheir freight routed via
he C. P. If.
Full and reliable information given
by applying to    IV K. DROWN',
Assl. ilen'l freight Ag't, V'ncouver.
or to I. I. BREWSTER,
Ag't C. P, K. Depot, Kevelstoke.
Royal Mail Lines,
Proposed Sailings from Halifax.
SARDINIAN ..Allan Line... Dec. 10
NUMIDIAN "        ... Dec. 24
PARISIAN "        ... Jan. 7
LABRADOR.DominionLiue.. Dec. 3
VANCOUVER "        ... Dec. 17
SARNIA  "        ... Dec, 31
From New York.
TEUTONIC.., White Star ... Nov. 30
BRITANNIC "       ... Dec. 7
MAJESTIC "       ... Dec. U
Cabin UO, Uu, 9"o0, 800, 870, $80 upwards.
Intermediate $'ib ; Steerage, j-20.
Passengers ticketed through lo all
points in Great Britain und Ireland, and
ut specially low rales *o ull parts of the
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railwuy
ageut; to
I, T. Brewster,
Aoent, Revelstokb;
or to Robert Kerr, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
i Jtfi .Li I ii. ml ���'��� >��� 3.
bo floest, complctoet nnd latest line ot El.:,
���ea' apsllancesllitl.o world Tlir,- liav. new,,
- .led to core. Wearot.o poslliveof tt tl.at we
i 111 back our belief and Bond you an j Electrical
/.ipllanco now lit tlie market and you cm: try lb
for'l'hreo Mun tlm. Largos! list tit tetilluiontiils
on earth. Send for buck ..rd joun.nl I'reo.
IV. T. SSacr Sc Co., Windsor, <uit.
It has licen rather cold here lately,
but it does not seem to have reached to
the other side of the river, where a hen
li longing to Mr, F. Fraser hatched out
a broo of eleveu chickeu lust Monday,
seven of then1 being still alive and
active. This is worthy of notice when
the extreme cold is taken into account,
28 deg. below zero having been r yis-
tered during the week. Mr. Eraser has
had several hens laying all winter.
A family in this town possess u novel
barometer iu the shape of an eighteen
months old baby. Its hair is naturally
soli and curly, hut on ihe approach of
cold weather or wind storms the hair
become stiff and Btraight, Its warning
has never proved fulso in a single in-
stand , and the father of the child was
able to predict the present cold snap a
day or two beioru it struck thn town,
Up tho last account, ou Thursday, the
baby's hair wus us straight us a nail.
Messrs. A. Abrahamson, J. 0. Piper,
E. Mniinseli nml Barohard arrived hi re
Irem the Lardean on Monday. Thoy
left Thomson's Landing on Saturday
morning and spent the night ut Hall's
Lauding. Three ol'thein dime OU and
eau.ped ont .Sunday nighl, Mr. Mnunsell
having gone back after his rilh and did
not urrive up with the others. They
report the river as beiug covered with
ice nearly the whole distance and can
heciossoii almost anywhere, Tim cold
hus rn t been very great at Trout Luke,
where thny have been staying.
Special for Our lioudors-
A large life'Sizod ougniving (in natural
colors) of the famous one thousand
dollar prize Sl. Bernard dog owned by
the Publisher ol Tim Toronto Times,
together with the Timkh Calendar for
1898, will bs sent I'lii'.i' (in umiliii;. lube)
upon reoeipl of your naui" an I address
aud two three-cent stamps to covor expense oi mailing. If you desire it send
at onck. Address- The Toronto Tiuies,
Osgoo.iby Building, Torouto, Out.
kiniuis'J'ubiih somo bad breath,
Ripans Tabules cure biliousness,
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In Bronze Letters.
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any Id'iil ut a oropwlll tin, II
any kind of nails wiil do | bul for
tlie host results vim M'i uii! plant
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p AJv.'.tjB llm bait. Hi".v ere reeognlzi.il
the 'iiuiili;n1 everywhere.
I'crri 'h M'i'il Annual b tlio must
hnp'Tiitin hook "I ine kind pith
lishn!.   li ni Invaluable In llie
planter,  Wu Bend II treo
In the first part of this article last
k we should have snid the ulaim
on the Sunshine lodge by
mil, Mitohell was named tho "Silver Park," not Silver Mountain, We
also omitted to mention that the ore
from the No. 2 Glacier olaim, a few-
miles south of Trout Lake, assayed
240 oz. silver per ton,
Messrs. Burns und Gainer, about
Septemher 20th, recorded locutions
on two immense ledges about twelve
miles N E. of Trout Lake. One was
26 feet wide, with 1 feet of solid
galena; the other 11 feet in width,
with 8 feet solid. Assays from ��20
to Ui> in gold and 808 lo 8103 silver,
Both these prospectors state lhat
this is the grandest prospect thoy
ever met with.
At the eud of September the great
"Home Ledge" was discovered in
the immediate neighborhood of tho
head waters of the North Lardeau,
otherwise called Lardeau Creek from
its source to*its mouth at Trout Lake,
l'he ledge varies from 20 feet to 30
feet in width, with an irou cup.
Nine oiaiuis vv ro located, with an
excellent Bhowiug of mineral on each
��� Home Silver King, by T. Home;
Canadian Girl, hy 11. B. Home; Irou
Horse, by J. Neagle; Black Horse,
by R. Connell aud W, Cowan; North
Star, by F. B. Wells; Centre Star,
by T. Ed .varus; Celtic, by Archie
McDonald; Rob Roy, by Hugh Ross;
Highland Chief, hy L. McDonald,
A creek cuts through the ledge on
the Rob Roy, exposing 20 foet of
mineral consisting of solid galena,
hematite iron and quartz carrying
considerable gold, Au assay went
over 6100 in silver and $17 in gold
per tou.
About tho samo time a claim was
located bv Andrew Parks ou a 30lt.
ledge near the head of Haley Orei k,
wbieh he has uainud Tho Haley.
No assay hus yet beon made, but it
is believed the oro carries a great
deal of gold,
Theso strikes, splendid as they
uii.loubte.lly are, ar�� thrown into the
shade by the disco cry in October of
an immense ledge of soft, auriferous
quartz by Mr, Thos, Home, uot far
trom thc great Home Ledge above
referred to, A very small quantity
pulverised gave, to bin astonishment,
over 000 colors to the pan, aud he
estimated that at least 100,000 tons
were lying ready for milting, having
been detached trom the main body
by some natural cause. Tho dis-
covercr sajs the quartz is of a soft
nature and easily crushed, aud he
intends to erect n ten-stamp mill and
work the mine this summer, It iho
ledge proves iqnally rich throughout
there is certainly u great future in
store for the Lardeau-and for our
town.   But wo must wake upl
Tho Lardeau country is as yet but< Times
half explored, alio who can tell what
tho coming seasou will bring to
light? It may be that the ricliest
ami largest mill' ml bodies iu that
favored region still await discovery.
Not a single prospector that has put
his faith iu the Lardeau has been
disappointed, liut even if uo fresh
strikes are made there are such vast
deposits already kuowu as will tarnish work for a teeming population,
il properly Utilised.
It i.ill be noticed that all these
Lardeau ores curr,' gold iu more or
less quantities, thereby vaslly increasing the value of that section as
a mining country, Gold is, and
always will he, a searcc commodity,
and the uiitput from our silver mines
will be greatly enhanced by the
presence of thu precious metal. The
country around hore, and between
Rovolstoko ami lli,* Jieiul (which we
propose io treat in a future article),
draining into the Columbia, must
somewhere contain thc source���the
fountain head -[rum which the gold,
bulb Uaku and grain, comes which
is found so plentifully in lhe sand ut
the river snlo. From lhe Lardeau
north west to fatuous Cariboo thc
niOUUtain streams arc every day
bringing down their gulden tribute
to deposit iu the bed of the big
uiinldy liver.
liut to return to the Lardeau. Is
all this wealth to lie iulo, or nearly
so, for want of railways to bring it
out? Surely there is nionev euough
iu our proviuco lo build n road to
those riches. At lhe present session
of lhe local Parliament application
is to be made lor powers to build a
railway Irom Lardeau City, on tne
North East Are,, to Kootouav Lake,
bj way of the Lul'deau Pass and
Trout Lake. This hue is , roi osi ri
to be built bv a private company,
ll is also very liltelj that llio C.P.R.
will uiuiio a move in the same ui-
rectiou, seeing' mat their line from
Revelstoke lo tlie Arm will be built
this Biiiniiior.
Wu have the testimony of so mauy
prospectors lhat the Laid' all ''is the
richest mining country ou this cou-
tiueut," that it Would be au ousv
matter to till a column with it.   J,
W. Haskins, a man of great experience, says: "There is enough wealth
iu ime mine in lhe Lardean to pay
off the Canadian national debt; there
are mines iliere equal to the Com-
stock." H. Seroy, a practical pios-
peotor suys: "Nothing yon can publish concrning tin. size aud richness
of the Lardeau silver ledges can be
exaggerated." Oh is. F. Bhvkbnru,
mining engineer, of Seattle, says'.
"The ore bodies in the Lardeau are
unrivalled for their size and general
high gradi'i but their distinguishing
feature is the large percentage of
gold." J. 0 Wagner says: "I have
been in most of the mining camps iu
the United Mates, und 1 have never
seen anvthiug equal to the Lardeau ;
it is the grealest mining country ou
this continent." W. ll. Pool sajs:
'��� I have been prospecting for fifeen
yeara in some of Ihe principal mino g
camps in the United States, and I
cau assure you that, iu all my experience, I have never seen surface
prospects that for size aud richness
can in auy way compare wiih tho.-e
th .t have b.ien recently discovered
in tlie Lardeau."
But why goon? Thej all tell the
same tale It is plaoed beyond dou:'t
ttint tho Lardeau district is a marvellously rich one, and, given a railway euunectiug Revelstoko with tho
North Eaat Arm, what can possibly
be so simple, cheap aim natural as
to sen ull these various ores out by
that route tun convert t.em into
metal at Revelstoke? But Revelstoke
must wake up 1 One thing seems
certain, that if the present Smelter
Company will uot take the mutter up
some other company will, and will
make a large profit out of the transaction.
But the riches of the Lardeau consist uot alone of minerals, There are
thousands of acres of rich meadow
and ranching laud in the Lardeau
Pass and on Fish Creek. Timber of
, the finest quality aud unlimited
j quantity awaits the coming of the
sawmill and the shingle mill. The
beauties of Trout Lake ("speckled"
us well as picturesque) have been
extolled by tourist and prospector
alike. But its sylvan scenery will
boou give way to bustling activity,
Trout Lake City is about to spring
iuto existence on the shore of this
lovely lake in the very heart of the
Lardean, and in jhe ^ear future���
ah I who can read too future? We
must leave that question for old
Father Time to answec. But who con
doubt that the Lardeau is the comiug
country? Aud with such a cauutry
ut her door Revelstoko cau stretch
out her hands and grasp the very
pink of the best uf it -if ouly she
will wake upl
We are indebted to Mr. A. H.
Holdich for great asmstauce in tho
compilation of this urticle.
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Building, Toronto, Ont.
Work has been prosecuted vigorously during the week, in Bpite of
thn bitter weather, by the C. P. R.
siirvuv party, under Chie! Engineer
E. J. Dm besnav, who ure engaged
in finding the nest site for the new
steel railway bridge over thc Coltim*
biu at Revelstoke. The river is
completely frozen over,a id the work;
of sounding i.s easily carried ou ou
um ioe, The depth to ih" bed r��ek
at tht i,Id bridgo was 33 feel, while
at the om let ol lhc big 'Joy, whero
the mer narrows to BOO or 600 feet,
bottom was found at IH feet. The
soundings are not vet oompleted,
 -   ,.-���  *
N 0 I i 0 ��
Is hereby given, tlmt application
will be made to llie Legislative As
senihly .if th" Province of British
Columbia, at ita n xl session, for mi
.\ei lo incorp irnte a Company with
power in conBtruot, oiiuip, mniutaiu
and operate a Railway fiom a point
nt iu- near the townsite of Cascade
City, Osoyoos Division of Yule Dis-
Iriet, thence northerly nlong the east
shore of Christina Ci.I.e, tie nee northeasterly io the right bank of the
Columbia River; thenoe along said
bank b L'riiii ( reek ; with power to
build brunch liui - I" a p mil mi the
proi 'id line .���! the Kootenay nnd Nel-
Bon Bnilwuv at nr near Robson, and
tu any mil e r mines adjacent to the
hoe i'f Hailwuvj t" bui/': wharves and
docks, "reel, maintain and operate
telogi oh and ti i phone lines,
Dated this 3rd day of January,
To nu-   R r lioviuiuu.i' tiik Earl or I    Looking more clearly upon the coinci-
 \|v Lgnn I deuce, as I now do some hours later, I am
, . , , , j tlie more determined to carry out my part
It is my custom to write freely, and ynu | f ^ ^ ()f dMli (1(,sti of 'wmeh
tor one, are ii"l amonjtst those who would   ., ��� ... _..., ',  '  _���..
the swallow, perhaps for many a year, per
haps only for months, has home its share.
One o: my fellows (perhaps more than
one) has heen, and it may be still is, confined by the I Ihinese, for some reason unknown,
somewhere in or near Pekin. And of the
messages whicli he has entrusted to many
alher trom the words "tenth
! tination���the hand ofa brother-man,
I am young, wealthy, and free, and 1 ac-
I cept the trust that has been  thus strangely
deprive mc of the liberty of my pen.
It is some months since you confided to
me that portion of your diary which deals
with your quest in the lust, and I openly
admit that 1 was at that timo by no means
enamoured of the gift.
Vmi will pardon my frankness in staling j j'!����j"*'-    ,
,,        '   ,    ,  , , ,.   ,   , | swallow,''one al least lias reached  its des
l mi, my lord, have never neon subjected
to the life of persecution which the fiction-
writer must accept as his own.    Diaries arc
thrust upon hin, from all sides: plots thick-,    ^     m . ,m] ���       iu,e ^     Wj]fk,;(
en around him ; and anecdotes innumerahl0 ��� ^ , ^ ^ > ,
are related ,���  |,.S presence, that he may, M   , ...
Haply include them m some tale 1 have longed lor adventure, and the op-
It was, therefore, more will, the feelmgol | ,.   �� omK_[m m,���it   ^
idle ouriosity than with the idea of utilizing | Jio 0M c'oM havo f        ��
your work that 1 east my eyes over your,    ^^   _.,    ., SM_na      ^ dM
lines, morewtth he desire of noting the th.8morni' u d ln ,   ,m M
mprossions you had formed of   .astern, ]jM  ]M  1>8tte A^ ^ ,t ^
lauds, familiar lo me from the travels cf my
youth, than toghan from the perusal stolen
my lor
1 have your ]iennissiiin, my lord, to revise
and publish your diary aa 1 see lit j but tie
world is so overwhelmed with works of
travel, that I have ralhcrdeeidoil to extract
the interest from your work in my own
way; and whilst adhering only in part to
the wording of your diary, 1 shall still accompany ymi throughout, to he with you in
hearl amidst scenes which you and 1 have
looked upon, under circumstances strangely
differing, in the years gone by.
And, lastly, as the tale with which you
this man in China attached the paper to its
limb, or whether it has grown so during
years in which it has Hilled over the earth
as the prisoner's messenger, I cannot toll.
Was this message written years or months
ago'.' I would give much to learn the date,
Brave bird 1 what fate brought you here
tn dio? What can have brought you lo mc
from a land thousands of miles away, unless
tho guiding power of the (I'l above i I
have hopes, William Norris, lhat your message has not come too lato. This morning 1
telegraphed to my oldest friend���the very
man to go with ine on an ad venture or ex
cursion  of this kind.   1 have his   reply
have entrusted mc is famihar only o a ew])efore ��\Vait a month; in,-
J. shall cover your identity with the cloak  T,���,ii.i
of fiction, Vmi shall figure as a commoner,
in place of a lord; for as it is the custom of
a novel-writer to make a commoner a peer,
so I, from perversity, take a malicious
pleasure in reversing the order of things and
taking my revenge upon you.
1 have the honor to ho, my Lord
Vour Lordship's most obedient servant,
April SSni,���A curious thing
occurred this evening.
1 was seated iu the veranda, for lho day
had heen more than usually warm for this
seii3'in of the year, when my eye was attracted by a little bird that alighted first
upon the parapet and then, in a moment or two, almost at my feet. It was a
swallow, and appeared to me to lie in a
sorry plight, and worn cither by old age or
lengthy travel; for its wing drooped upon
the ground, and its eyes were half closed in
weariness. 1 reached oat iny hand, and
the swallow, making uo movement, became
my cam ive
I was endeavoring lo ascertain if it was
wounded, or how otherwise the bird came
to he in such a condition, when my glance
fell upon chat I discovered lo he a fragment
of paper, closely and firmly bound with
thread around ils leg.
" Here.'V {.said to myself,  " is an adven
confess 1 am ol a somewhat romantic turn
of mind, and that curiosity at mice overcame me���I took my penknife and cut the
threads -an operation of no small difficulty,
us ihe bird straggled lid thn remainder of
lis strength ovsporatod, and the missive, of
possible soonor. Will go tn the end of
lhe world with yoa then." I can not wait
a month, Every day is an eternity to
William Norris.    1 shall go alone.
My intention, therefore, is to go to Pekin
and to find this man, wherever he may he
either by a prolonged search or by some
miraculous intervention which shall enable
me to lill in the missing words.
Who would have thought, tvvo days ago,
that I, Herbert Vauscumbc, should have
made up my mind (one usually of the
dilatory order) to set oil' upon a few hours'
notice for the far-distant East ? in four
days 1 shall be on board the Messagerios
steamer at Marseilles, and if ull be well, I
calculate on being in Pekin wilhin two
mouths and a half from now.
A considerable journey for a lazy traveler
who has never done'more thau lounge about
the Continental towns !
Well, it could not have occurred at a
mure fortunate time. It gives me an object
in life, at a time when 1 am sick of frivolity
and can not bear the idea of a Loudon season.
1 believe I should feel almost disappointed were any one to assure me now that the
William Norris has been dead for years; or
were Norris himself to arrfve in person to
inform mc that he had escaped. How selfish is the nature of man ! Were William
Norris not a prisoner of the Chinese and
at their mercy, my journey would have lost
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.,.'      ���     ,  ���     . ,   I its zest, and the spout oi adventure would
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oe alone i   and thus thmkmg-for I     r^s diffioult  f���ral���anto be honest to
closely .ui
himself in thought,
,        . * * *
En remie eastwards to Pekin.���Lite becomes a dull monotony at sea. There is
nothing all around hut tiie glassy wave and
nature it might prove, was so , the unchanging blue of a heaven white with | W6��� my tone,
lightly wound thai thoro was Lazing al its own love
mustache. Had he ever returned? Perhaps ; hut he might have gone to a friend's
house or to the Club : he had not come to
the hotel.
And I alone knew the truth, that he was
a prisoner of die nation for whom I had already conceived a hatred of thc strongest
kind���a nation which filled me with a sense
of loathing, and from which my inmost
nature shrank. One thing was now made
clear to me���that William Norris might
slid he saved. 1 had never doubted of his
existence. That had not struck me, strange
as it aiay seem. I believed in his call for
aid, and I was right. But���shall I confess
it?���f had begun to despair when, first in
Hong Kong, and then in Shanghai, I had
been unable to discover any trace of him of
whom 1 was in search; for I feared lhat
the message might havo heen of such an
ancient date that William Norris had succumbed already, perhaps, to a life of tor-
lure or to a lengthened imprisonment
amongst his Chinese foes. And nnw that I
knew otherwise, my desire to save him only
grew the stronger, since I perceived there
was a chance. And often 1 wondered for
what reason he had been Heizod: was il
because of hatred for the European race
upon the part of the Chinese ; or had he
desecrated mime religious rites, or in what
manner offended his cold-blooded foes?
On the day which remained before iny
departure for lhe North 1 lessened my
baggage as far as possible, by the packing
of all that I absolutely required
single porlinnnlcau and the committal nf lhe
remainder to the charge of the hotel. I was
woll armed, for 1 knew not what casualty
niglit occur; indeed, 1 may say that, in
addition tu my own revolver 1 had three
others, thus allowing, in case of need, for
one apiece for three men, English or Chin
ese, and though it was probable that these
would prove mere superfluous baggage, I
pad deemed it well rather to be over-equip
ned than the reverse. Further than this I
uud two strong knives, of the, nature of
aggers : so that it will be seen that in leaving Brussels I had done so nol unprepared
for tho worst if the worst should come.
There were two young fellows in Shanghai whom I hud met, upon the first evening
of my arrival, at the house of my hanker,
with whom I dined. They were hi others
Iheir names Frederick and .lames Dicey
and I took a liking to them from the first.
I decided to put before these men the par
tbulars of the expedition upon which 1 was
engaged, and a.'cordingly I invited thorn to
dine with ine upon my last evening ashore.
I sent the hoy from the room as sonn as
dinner was at an end, and then narrated to
the two the incident of which yoa have already learned as the cause of my presence
in Shanghai.
"You are both," 1 concerned, 'men
whom I feel that I can trust. One has a
strange feeling,Which is not exactly tear,
and still something very closely akin, upon
launching out alone on a venture of this
kind. 1 may tell you plainly that I expect
to be in Shanghai again within three months
accompanied hy William Norris, for thc
reason, that the chain of fate, which brought
the swallow with its message across the sea
will miss a link or two if 1 succumb to the
death I may have to face. But, all the same,
lam prepared to die, and ready to do so,
unless I succeed in escaping from the (Ihinese in company with William Norris."
Neitheroflhctw'n answered me. I think, as
men, they weretoiiehed with.something of the
same sorrow as hud fallen upon me.
1 relit my cigar.
"If yon hear nothing of mc in  three
months' time," I continued, endeavoring to
will you make it public
the greatest dangei of injuring the slender
limb round which it had been secured.
i Hying fish er two vv.ll rise, and as swiftly
disappear; else there is  nothing but the
Having finally su. Iod, I wrapped the  regular heal of tiie engines, and the motion
bird iii my handkerchief, thai ii might nol ������ the screw, and the "silence of repose only
escape: and. proceeding to examine the beneath the awniug that stretches o'er ths
fragments which I had detached, I found   ;,...;..
ilia' I held in mj land wlial was Bvidentl) And thus it is, day alter day, till one
a small and torn paper, i iggml mil lesl ,rows wearj   ;': ie sameness of every hour.
ed, pant*, perhaps from tin tteinpts I . nly in after years that the mind roth n dlow lo tear il from its li pai ills these heavi y deli ious incus with a
perhaps b        wen in I lear .   _ that they mighl be born anew.
I will | ' -      ir the d iy    which were
.      nay, tre   y 1 ng to me, in that my
���ss    Occasionally !'" s'1:l""'ia' "lat two "' your brother-Hug-
ise' and as'swiftlv' *'s''men have disappeared in lhe  North?
the   tragtneiits   w '     great
in--- in_*   them    togei   ir,   I
L'nfol.l ti
care, and
ivas delightc i  to di i '
nn ': i .���'������.���������      ������     id  i      ed me fai
isti iv  an I that the pap     was acl
...., red wil        'ta      words v
aerate cd tin p| ��� -
ink.   In all,
more than in inch re, ��
. |u
lhat ofa     Ing  -     in���sol
me i clew to I      v, were
���  i ���
me    ' ���   ��� i '
V . ���       tiny, and  the al
tempt    I
.������_������ .     e "ii: od 1 will put
iensi      . hin    pain which recur-
������ i wl        my  mind   recalled
est  ipon v     .  i  was set,  and
th&l    I   was   power-
Id ling   for  weeks
\ fi '. weeks   ivi m i le i dilTei ���
U .s . I nok lhe
isage      t came, as a i oin i
realize  how a
.'. is, that
ow's mss,
is I hn e done
.   ���   i     ���.   days
���   ii      in I     mj	
i  ,
elf at .Sli	
.   ��� ' .
���        i
hia III
Will yon make a movement, no matter
whether he and 1 he dead or alive, to seek
us out? Will ynu do something for us here
in Shanghai?"���in spile of myself, my voice
was thick.
" We will.'1 came the answer, as with one
voice ; and then Frederick, the elder, inquired, altera pause;
" (Ian we not help you now ? What is it
you wish to bo done?"
"I wish nothing,'' 1 replied, "until
you hear from me, or until three months
have passed without word. Stay, there
is one thing. I wish a liny who will
aet as my guide, who knows pigeon-
English well (I'll manage with him
somehow) and who knows Pekin, Can
either of you procure me this? Do not
think 1 run him iido danger; if ho is my
guide, that is ail; Ilis Chinese skin protects
him, lor the rest. Can I find such a man tonight in Shanghai, or shall 1 find him at
Tientsin ?"
"Tho remuneration must he largo," said
the elder,
" That is nothing: he may name his sum."
II" roso, ind summoning tho hoy, gave
him instructions to find mo a guide,
i   iy   ' he said in conclusion.
' My ''in savey,"  oame tho answer;
"chop-ohop can do,"
riian you wish us," he continued, re-
-���Ming himself, "to keep illonco in tho
tl  '��� egarding your journoy?"
������   iry! Would it not be hotter
i i   inw, if ii is true, us I
���   i that 1     mani still kepi
I In n      ���   ,��� ' in in oi S'l.mg
I join   i
if it, an I, inl. il,
rt," i     ii) reply, "doing
1     I ��� ������ ii-   I    In   d"   JO,
to yom brothei md
to ill     lm   yroill
n   : horud thai
! to go   p.-in as vot,    ll
ir uf Non iinini   l
is confined
1 ���
id "find
*    In I
n i
I "
il)    ens ition ,  upo
i f the i   nn    '      i I
fall n into in     '���-1    iy tho   ti ing
,h ,!:,,, , urn beyond description, I
was at onoo overpowered hy wondci and
a setiso of tho supernatural, and mil imoil
with tho first birth of Iho desire to Invostb
gato and follow tho matter to the end.
"No. ram afraid we shall he of little
assistance to you, One moment; what is
lhe meaning of the word us in the third
line? Von have spoken as though there
was one man only,���this wculd indicate
I answered him at once. " Vou have
formed the same opinion as I did upon
first reading the few words. J have carefully studied the fragment since thai time,
and I shall tell you why I am of opinion
thatthe first thought is in tins case probably
a wrong one. If we filled up this by adding the word 'seek,' we decrease the space
which might contain a Chinese name to a
very small capacity. Now, it is likely that
the writer has in these words that are
a ���missing, given very full directions as to
his whereabouts, which he could not have
done in the space we shall leave between
the word ' the' and the word 'seek.' Again
look at the end of lhe second line ; you will
see that if we make tho paper square, us it
seems lo have been, there is exactly room
for us to insert 'er,' making ' prisoner,' hut
scarcely margin for the addition of an 's.'
Then, and chielly, we have ' William
Norris,' followed by the date : no mention
of other names. And finally without giving
you more lengthy and minor reasons let
inn recall to yon, if you wish further proof,
that William Norris passed through Shanghai alone. My first reading was the simple
one: ' In the���-seek us iu I'akin,' bul
later I put aside the word ' in,' and am inclined to treat this ' US' as part of a word,
of whicli tiie letters on either sido arc a-
Even as I spnkc, something told me that
1 had wandered into a mere conjecture. 1
fell into a thoughtful lit; to tell the truth,
I had not greatly considered this point till
now. I had known that Pekin was my
destination, and I had looked upon it us
impossible lo conjecture a word whioh
would exactly fill this space, liut now for
a moment I began to think differently.
" Can either of you suggest a Chinese word
ending, say, with ' nsi,' or ' usa,' or���well,
might go through the whole alphabet,
gentlemen?" I asked.
But perhaps it is unnecessary lo say that
the riddle remained unsolved.
" And what, then, do yoa imagine," ask
ed Frederick Dicey, a litlle later, "lo havo
been the history of this paper?"
" Well, I think you seo the whole: a
man crying for rescue, in some place where
he appears to have a certain liberty in so
far as he has been able to send this message.
It is written I conjecture, in blood, scratched upon the fragment of paper wil hsoinothing
small and sharp, like a pin. He has written
a number such as this; wc read it there,
where he says, 'tenth swallow.' This is
only one of many, ff it is in Court
grounds that he is a prisoner, 1 despair of
rescuing him; hut iif the mean time, I shall
say no more.   Here conies the bay."
A short colloquy ensued ; then .lames
Dicey turned to mo, "he. has found ynu a
guide, and good man too."
We sat late that evening���my lust, ua I
have said, in Shanghai; and I must confess
that my mind was not a little relieved bv
the conversation, and pessibly chielly so
from the knowledge that I was not merely
following in tho foolslops of William Norris
to disappear as lie had done; or at least, if
I did so there were those who would follow
me to lay hare his fate and mine.
Four days later my guide und 1 reached
(to ui-: i':intini;kii.)
i:\enileil Tor Inlritilliig Upon Ihe Sacred
Presence of lhc Tycoon.
The story ot Sogoro, a peasant of Japan,
is one of the must pathetic in the annals of
heroism. In IIMl the country folk of
Sakura were so oppressed by land agents
that their condition appeared to them
simply unbearable. They had no newspaper to set fori li their wrongs, and remonstrance of any sort was dangerous. Driven
lo desperation, some of them mot together
and prepared a petition to tho Dalrnlo, who
was spending in dissipation at Vcdo the
money wrung from them by taxation,
They wrote and sent the petition, but no
notice whatever was taken of if. I'ossilily
no one had ever taken the trouble to read
it, and their wrongs seemed lo be without
Moved by the general suffering, Sogoro,
a man of middle age, determined, as a lust
and desperate resort, to present tho petition In person to his August (Ireatuess, the
Taking leave nf his friends, he went, to
the Vodo, sciTcled himself under a bridge
which lhe great iran wus lo puss, and ut
the right momont pushed lho petition al
lhc end ofa long bamboo directly into the
royal hands,
The act was without parallel in all the
history of Japan, A moro peasant had
disiurbe.l Ihe royal seclusion, and at tho
samo momenthrokon the etiquette of the
roalminto a thousand pieces,  'lho onor.
mi I y of lie' net led in immediate inquiries
into llioolroiiiustanooB of the case, ami tho
jus rn' I'liiiiplaini was fully proven.
Ths peasants' wrongs woro ut onoo re-
rlrossod, bul slneo dooorum must ho pro-
served In Japaiii at any cost, tho ono man
who had thus aorvotl his people was delivered over for punishment t" tho very
Daimio of whom ho had complained,
It) Ins ordor Sogoro, lu wifo und Ihoir
three children wero pul to doath, To-day
a monument marks lho spot whero they
iln',1, and thoir names are held in grateful
I ,.|
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.   '
hook  had
opened it      do non       i yen    pi
��� ���
" Will im Norris, I    n I ���
5th A'i."i   , lol I nidi
i, \ i
S'i thoro was a fair ohance that I might
lm still iii time l
��� ������ my
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" I
1 ���     ,���
'  ���   ���
i in      my way lo I
;   ������   ��� ���     lie I ���������   n ��������� i   i  I
kniil It,      Pimm d ii
I he two hem ovor It,
I no you havo guinino I it to a p g a ol
uii I," snd  Frodorlok,    " Is thore
nothing nn the buck !"
o���..i. amiii^i- a.iiiijss ..mu' i,y reoj,;c r, Ojii-
It is reported that a young French clergyman frequently arose in the middle of tho
night, while asleep, and write several sermons, Not only did he compose them, but
he spent much time in making profuse
grammatical and other corrections on his
manuscript, which he would find perfectly
legible tho next morning.
In the swampy districts .if France the men
are accustomed to walk over the marshy
ground on stilts. A sleepwalker on one
occasion buckled on his stilts and crossed a
swollen torrent in the dark. On awaking
he had not the courage to perforin the
same feat in daylight.
A young girl some time ago was observed
to be perambulating the housetops in a certain street of one of our large towns. Her
parents were communicated with and steps
were at once taken to prevent any mishap
befalling her. She successfully walked the
length of several houses, then returned and
passed through the window into her own
An Amsterdam banker once requeatcda
professor of mathematics to work outa very
intricate and puzzling problem for him. The
professor, thinking ihe matter good exercise
for tho intellectual faculties of his pupils,
mentioned it to thom and requested them to
work out the enigma. On9 of the studonts,
who had pondered deeply over the intricate
Buhjool during tho day, retired to hod. Some
time afterward he nrose, dressed, and seating
himself at his desk worked out the problem
accurately, covering sheets of paper with
his calculations, He had no recollection in
the morning of having done so.
A remarkable case is given hy Weinholl.
A musical student was in the habit of
rising in the middle of the night und
going to the piano would arrange his
music and sit down and play correctly
the piece before Iiini. Asshowing theaouto
intelligence which existed in him during
hissleoping stale, boiiio of his fellow-students one night watched him, and suddenly
turned the music upside down. The sleeper,
however, detected it, quietly restored the
sheet to its proper position, and wont on
playing. On another occasion one of the
airings of lho instrument being oul of tune,
tho discordant note so jarred upon hissonsi-
hilities that he stopped playing, took down
the front of the piano and turned the offending note, hefore continuing his practice.
Another student was accustomed to translate passages fi nm Italian inlo French during
his sleep. He used a dictionary and was
most assiduous and correct in his searches
alter the words needed.
Touching th- sense of sight, which is
brought into play during such sleep efforts
a remarkable case is recorded nf a young
lady who would rise from her hod and write
intelligently and legibly incomplete darkness, The most curious feature in connection with her efforts was that if thc least
light was admitted into her room she was
unable to continue, A ray from the moon
passing in at her window was sulFiccnt to
disturb her, She could only continue so
long us she was enveloped in perfect obscurity.
Notoon tent with doing thoirduty throughout lhe day and when thev are awake, there
seems to he somo people who aro not content
unless they keep themselves employed
whilst they urn asleep. Not infrequently
individuals have projected aud carried to a
successful issue projects which they were
quite iuoapablo of tackling when awake.
No doubt because they couldn't, even if
they wished to, dream of doing them unless
Ami an Alleged Toronto Hint Uiiolr I
Have His iiiihIiii'ks Ntmiii'ti.
A Chicago despatch says i���The "Crystal Fluid" fake business has heen exposed
by the polico, and u number of arrests and
proseoutions will follow. Itis claimed by
the maniitaoturors that tho fluid is an excellent preparation which will vitalizu
photographs, that is to say, if properly up-
plied it will color a picturo so naturally
that were it not for its reduced size it might
be taker, by the unsophisticated fer un exact image of the original. The originator
of the scheme is a crook known by the
name of Michael II. lloben, who hus
cogent reasons for not returning to his
former haunts in Toronto, Canada, lloben
every morning causos to be inserted in
Chicago newspapers a notice advertising for
young men for light indoor employment.
Applicants are promised salaries of *fl-J Jim-
week, and are given ordors upon ono of the
other olliees owned hy Huban for material costing from $2 to $,'i, whicli the applicants are told it is necessary fur them to
have to begin thoir work. The cost of tho
outfit does not exceed 17 eenls. Dupes
procure thematorlalaud return to theoutoe
at which they have been engaged, and the
individual In charge then telU thom how to
go to work. Without exception tho inw
employes are found lobe hopelessly stupid
and inrmnpetoiu, und are immediately discharged. Scores of portions are Ihus robbed
by I he swindlers every week. Some victims
go to tho police and swear out warrants blithe arrest of the ei ks, und when this is
done lhe m uiey lost is usually refunded, nn
condition thai local proceedings bo dropped,
As most of lho uuposaro in poor oirouiu-
'dunces, this act never fails to stop pru.-.e-
OiltioilB, '\l lhe eenlral police station
lliihau is'well known, and upon  the police
records thero are sooros ol eases against
him which have been dropped (or want oi
A Miner With n 7ont;eanoo,
ll, ic  i >;: alnrv "I  a llll ii r lold  by  the
in p ipoi . and ��� ��� ii by a Vienna
I'll   |l  mil III       ',!���'������    '.: ill ill ll ������ mu il|
to fC        I, hai ���.,       ; ,'ed on the
liel :��� ih lug !���������
mado Ins wifi i in ai  tlm   sin  would I in)
li  di  I ovi i   ml ii li Ii hi wore
i r woman      I to n ill
he llroel   of 0   . ��� i lo I cipher to i     .
��� ' '   ' .i eral,    \ c "I hnurted
'��� nol wi a i ho   i        'i'i lion, and,
pointing "' tin ��� In   would  tivo
���   ��� i  i ry tho man In, Then
��� ���      In ii ol in m'a losl  wish,   The
, nk, who', suspicions wi n awakono I,
| he thai liu Simula cortainly nol pari
with 'Ic body until ��ho had woll oxotniuod
the coal, forthoio must ho some pn I culai
reason for tho request, 'The widow tinnlok'
ed tho lining "I tho overcoat and found .'15,���
mm friue �� in hank notes whioh tho miser
wished to tuke into the grave with him.
1'i'iiplc Vlnri'i llio VIUKiira Itlver Anxious
AllOIII Hie AeelUlllllalllillH nl Ice.
lo ". 1'S of a II iod are  fell  by  the
11 pie wh i Ii !"������ ��� ������>: ty along the Ni'i [aro
mer near tlm wai u ���  odgo from abovo
Li wisl ui to : , ith -ii ih" rivor,   A
nil mail) liuilii i p iplo lmvo boathouscs,
i mil i, ole : lu : u v    , y ol bowistnn and
u   ��� ��� m .. and il' , .ne aau,a; tho anx-
uu l,    l'he rivei   i froi n over, n con-
lhat luiBiinl oxl   id thoro for 10yeara,
I hi i , exti ii    '; "i ii ��� mouth :���! Votings-
lown ton poinl away boyond tho old wire
bridge abovo Lowiston.   Thero are three
places abovo Lowiston where pooplo aro
   ing nn the ice, wiiieii extends almii-l an
far up as the whirlpool,   The supposition is
that if the wind blows north from hike Un-
lai io and iiinliesa blockade of ieo at Vmings-
j town tho wator will rise and sweep every
i thing beforo it, as it dldSOyoarsago,   Tho
i e bridge in the gorge below Niagara falls
continue! to grow in me, iiy iiAiaii: TYNC.
eyes   upon    him.     Oh,   the    life   that I and never see him agon���not a farewell
can  bc    crowded  iuto   one   minute    of word���a farewell kiss I Good and gracious
^^^^^^^^ time!   Oh, tho years of agony we can suf- God I must it bo?   It mist not.   I heard
Some years ago I was occupying a lonely [ je[, -n a jew |,ca,lt.throbs! Oh, the eoneen- footsteps in the hall aid men's voices ap-
house in one ot the regions of Northern (ration of soul which ciu endure so much in proaohing the floor, 1 prang wildly from
Ontario and at quite a distance trom any , sn(^ ft j|t^e Sj|in , 'p|,e grsj thought of my sea! into the centn of lhe room, and,
other habitation. It was lhe summer rest-t t)]at terrible instant which forced itaelf upon giving oue piercing shrhk, tell senseless to
denceof a friend, who, from a sudden disiu-mewaB).])al. -, sl0,1(i j,, t|,e pre3cnce of a ! the door. It was hours before I recovered ;
clination for general society, had decided on I n)anjftC| fol, nn light but that of madness ��� when I did I was lying ii my own roon and
remaining through the winter. I was in-1 oould so gleam in human eyes; the next anxious faces were beiding over me and
vited to spend the winter with them, and, | ti10llght showed me the  full extent 01 the i shuddered as I spoke, anl it was hoursloug-
danger. I was clearly in his power and I er before I could feel tie assurance cf my
there waa not the slightest possibility of safety, My relief had some from the offi-
relief coming to me and he held a tor- cors of the institution wlore the maniac was
rible engine"oi death ill his hand: the next j confined. They had puisued him���th; mo-
thought was of my friendsand how I should | ment they discovered hii escape���am. had
be fouud murdered and mangled by their j trucked him to the house,aiid, after a severe
fireside, weltering in blood and horribly struggle, onoo moro scoured him and he was
mangled. Then thc whole past swept over | now on his way back. I could no buger
me like a wave ; that instant consciousness j endure that snow-bound lonely house
was entirely pervaded with that thought.
My whole life was compressed into that moment and inai.y trilling scenes and events
which had long ago been allowed to take
their places among the good and the unre-
membero 1 come buck to me clearly and full
 1 to spell- .... 	
having become wearied of the general fashionable winter routine of city life, and ever
on the alert for change and variety, I decided in a moment of impulse to accept the
invitation and devote the winter to quietness und study. 1 soon tired of it, but wus
endeavoring to make the best of my
Bituation when my friends were suddenly
summoned to the city by tbe sickness of a
near friend, and I was left to my own devices for a few days. The day after their
departure it commenced slowing, and all
day long the snow fairies fluttered down,
waving their white wings and scattering
wreaths ct pearls upon every twig and tree.
��� by tiie window ill a south par-
1 sat all day by the window ill a soutu par- , ftl) jn a lnjrrol.j an(* before I had time to
lur witching u. The room was bright and L|ljnk {m, a BC0()I1(i of thc possibility of os-
cheery : the carpet  soft and  warm, with (i|, |](,|ay (|l, lonk 0!||l st,p t,���rari* me,
rich " glowing colors; lhe furniture,, ������.,���.,;���,, [,-, i���n��� arma ovel. \,\h head und
with cushions of rich, warm-colored velvet, ai ���j',,,^ Words horriblo onough in them-
aud a stand of suoh plants as can ho kept M'VM )jUt Sll,lni|j���,, ,i,���i ,K- so with his
inNorthern Wiiitorsnllingonecorner,adrting ; B|)      rim-in*" voice aud vith that terrible
immonsoly to its look of oheor. Tho light camel.....1. :.....
softly blushing through crimson ourtulns.ani
eyeuiiouine      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  _ ,   ,      , i  i, i Stop, poor Blnnor, step and think
there were pi.'Hires with the colors made ny Qefore you furthcrgo,
the old masters upon the walls.   1 diew an K,ir ynu stand upon llie brink
"1,1 time-mellowed easy-chair up to tho win-1 Of future death mil woe.
""""' He made another stride toward me, then
I cau never think of it now without aslllld-
der. Silting here in my own cosy Ionic���
with the snow fulling all around���1 gaze
from the windows and tliink of thai other
storm, when wc were mowed in, aid the
aceny 1 suffered on tint cold December
night. I have never sing since���in) voice
was entirely gone, and every ono if tho
songs 1 sang that night has grown tenth: to
me. And 1'oe's poems���evory boiutiful
line of them produces in my heart a horrible,
horrible throbbing."
dow and sat and gazed out upon the snow all
day dreaming meanwhile dreams warm and
rich with tho hues of fancy. No sound
broke the almost tangible stillness of the
world save tho mullled music 0! the suow,
which stole like a softened lullaby over the
senses. The snow has a gentle minstrelsy
known but to few, for you need not hear it
unless you choose, il is so soft and tender;
end voiioanii.it, if your mind is distracted
vvi'.h"cares of warring passions. It isalow,
sweet, beguiling melody, no sweet we know
not we are listening to "it, but which soothes
the mind liko the caressing touch of agentle
hand. It is seldom that 1 like such music
���I madly prefer the rushing music nf the
storm-stceif, clinking his hoot's along the sky
1 clashing forth wild discordant harmon-
; or the mad melody of fiercely dashing
waters: or the still, sublime anthem of the
forest, stirred hy the many-fingered wind;
or, hotter than thoso, the old, the grand,
never-ceasing, over-changing, majestic oratorio ot the ocean
But this day the music pleased me ; 1 was
not in tbo mood for the grand epic of ihe
0 can or the forest, nor for the thrilling
lyric of the waters or the wind���but the
music of the snow was like a simple hive
song, without power to move or thrill, just
simply to soothe and assist thc piind in its
listiessness and dreaminess.
It was night almost before I knewil, and
1 thought tho time of my friend's abseuca
was going to be quite endurable, but when
1 anise ne\t morning and found it still
snowing slowly and deliberately, I began to
weary of it. This day I did not dream���I
endeavored to rend, but somehow my favorite hook offered nosolace. Byron, Keats and
even the divine Shelley were laken up and
thrown aside as utterly devoid of interest,
and unable to read, the long day drugged
its slow length along. Tho third day the
storm had not abated in the least und my
heart sank to tho lowest degree of the spiritual thermometer, The long hours of tlie
day seemed interminable; the prospect
without was growing more and more dismal
each hour, and my own resources for amusement grew more and more meagre, At
last it grew evening and with hasty hands I
drew down the heavy curtains, lit the room
and drew my elbow-chair up to the glowing
grate. Thc two servants came in tn ask
leave to go out in a sleigh which had just
made ils way through the drifts to take
them to some merry-making, und thinking
it impossible to feel morn alone with them
gone than at home 1 had granted them
leave to go und now was entirely alone in
the house and with plenty of dismal demons in my mind tu contend with.
There are few people in the world who know-
how beautiful liie is. I never did until that
evening us 1 sat there guzing into it and
making pictures in the glowing couls. Tho
hours woro on���1 had grown too nervous to
read, much lesa sleep, and the room seemed
tome to he lull of noiseless phantoms. 1 saw
them flitting from corner to corner and stealing sometimes close up to my chair.
1 saw them wave their I road arms lo and
fro and they seemed to be sinking
at. invulnerable nothings. Tho wind had
risen now, almost to a gale, and il, sighed
through tho house and shook the heavy
blinds and screamed through tho doors,
with a mad, shrill voice of complaining, till
it sounded to my sensitive ears almost like
the wailing voice of a lost spirit. 1 um tho
most fearloss of persons���1 huvo scarcely
known what it isio tremble���I oan face danger with the most stony fortitude and my
vivid Imagination was always su under control of my will and reason lhat 1 never was
alarmed atany fanolos, hut this evening 1
wus strangely timid uud nervous.
I imagined 1 heard all sorts of st ramie
noises, but at lasl there oamo a sound which
waa not imagination���1 hoard the sound ol
heavy feel stalking through the hall uml
approaching tho room whoreI sal, 1 knew
it was not tho aorvants���I thought it was
nothing human ; I felt paralyzed with terror, Slowly on came the heavy, unoei'tain
steps, nearer, nearer���tho doer was opened
now���guild heavens! Should I faint and
fall upon the file?���il seemed that I must,
but by a violent exercise of will I recovorod
myseif, and turnod my face toward the
door. Thai instant's horriblo, horrible terror can never booqualod in my life. A man
stood Inside lho room u man, tall an 1 ol
gigantio proportions, with a Ion < b irel
i roaming down ovor his breast und I i ������.
long, ii ailed nud wildly disordon J i i fa e,
pa!" -nh ! with such a terrible, such it I
t, ; illoraml with eyes which si om i liko
sparks li an 11 '��� vory do ipe it ftru ������ hell i
how fiercely, In u terribly tin y gloamed
nndi r lho jaggi il whito brow, whii li 1 iuk d
like I hut ui n in.iu wl " li d hi en sovi
lleud    io Utterly  I loodloss and  lit. li     i
Boomed,   And il tonillo, hi i pn
ing eye:'. Rvon I iiiiinol think nl i m
withoul a shiver like that shiver which
froze the very bh od ol my heart In lhat
awful moment. Oh! thoso burning oyes,
will they novor novor rosso haunting mo
with their doadly splendor, ||.. has on
neither list nor ooatand wus hraudlshhig in
his  hand   a huge knife, such   us would
stopped und sang again.   How distinctly
terrible are the sounds tome yet;
Though your heart is nude of stee!,
Your forehead lined with brass,
finil himself Will mak- you feel,
Ke will not. let you piss.
Forward again, he was Hearing me now,
when wilder, more fiercdy than ever, the
horrible death song wenton :
Then he entreated nnv to stop.
For unlosB you waning lake,
Ere you aroaware vot'll drop
Into a burning lake,
He was close by my sub his breath almost
upon my cheek and his lcng beard touching
my face, as he shouted cbse in my ear;
" Prepare I"
1 threw my whole sou1 into my eye and
looked at him as he continued speaking:
" Oome, Ood has sent for you, I was taking my ease in heaven, lecliuing on a couch
by a good fire tliiB cold night, and with my
lost Mary beside me, when God came to me
Pirates Given a RiniiolU Reception by n
Shrewd Men In lulu.
Sea captains have many adventure! and
the stories of their wonderful osoapoa seldom lose hy repetition. Many yoarj ago
pirates cruised up and (lown tho Knglish
channel, to the great peril of tlie merchantmen. The story is told of u Captain Davis,
who was noted for his quick wit as well as
lur his skill in navigation, that he was returning from Ireland with a cargo consisting mainly of butter.
He had not been out very long when a
pirate wus seen coming down upon him. In
vain all Bails were spread ; every moment
brought the pirate nearer.
The men were at their wit's end, but the
captain knew a trick or two. He ordered his
men to take offtheir boots and stockings,
and directed that a score of butter barrels
be brought on deck.
In a few minutes the barrels had been
knocked to pieces, and the butter was
thickly spread all over the deck and out.
side the ship.   Not a rope nor a spar that
aud gave me this knife mid told nie to come | was not slippery.   Kven without their boots
for you at once.   He waits you to sing in ! and Blockings tlie sailors could scarcely keep
���  -    -      ...        . ' *'' on their legs.
On came the  pirate
the choir. One of the singers has got a cold
and He wants you to.nght; so lie ready,
quick !"
1 summoned courage lo speak and answered him:
" Well, well, don't lie in a hurry. I'll be
ready soon, and we have a good warm fire
here as well as in heaven ; sit down and
warm ynu mil I'll sit by your side us your
Mary did, und yon may toll me about her.''
Here I put iny hand upon his cheek and
smoothed it, then lifted the hair off from
his brow with a caressing touch, and he sut
down iu a chair almost calm. He commenced repeating snatches of I'oe'a poems, and
there was more pathos than I 'nave ever
heard in a human voice in his as he asked
the question:
Ifviihin thedlstanl Aidonn,
1 slab clasp a radiant maiden,
I '1,-isp a raro nnd radiant maiden,
Wloni lho angels name Lonore.
1 watched his eyes. How thc fiery glow
deepened iu them as he told ot
The dark tarn of Aubor,
In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir,
nnd how almost soft they became as he
not dreaming how
smoothly he was to be received. Captain
Davis assumed an air of submission and allowed the enemy to come alongside quietly.
But lo ! when they jumped over fully armed, with pistol in one-hand and sword in the
oilier, they slipped and tumbled over each
other on the buttered deck like so many
One fellow shot head formosl down into
I the cabin, where he was immediately sat
i upon by the boy ; another slid across thc
deck and shot out into the sea by an opposite porthole.
Not one of them could stand on his feet ;
and, as pirates are generally superstitious,
an idea seized them that the ship was possessed of the evil one. They hurried back
into their own vessel, east loose, and Captain Davis got safely into port at thc expense of a lew barrels of butter.���[Yankee
tired of roetry and rose suddenly to his
feet, nnd sizing my shoulder, all the fierceness in hii lone again, he shouted;
"Come,prepare I"
" Well, but how do you know I can sing?
Vou havoi't hoard me try yet. Shall I sing
for you ?"
oner for conveyance from one part of the
station to another undersenteuoeof punish-
A Story of Prince Geors*t*-
The January Young Man contains an illustrate!', character sketch of the Dike cf
went hackagain to thcloat Lonore.^ He soon j York.   It is written by one of his Royal
Highness's oldest and closest friends, and
contains the following story: "When Prince
Ooorge hud the independent command of
the Thrush on the West Indian station it
fell to his lot to have to convey as prisoner
a young blue jacket belonging to another
  ship, who had heen hitherto, as his conduct
I openei thc piano and sat down to it, I certificate bore witness, a constant offender
while he stood beside me, gazing at me with I and continually in the black list. The man
those blaring eyes. How I sang then ! It | camo on board the Thrush merely as a pris
seemed ti me that mortal never sang so hefore, It was oiuging for life, and, oh, what ^^_^^_^^_^^^^_^^^_^^_
power wis given tome! He stood quiet ment. From his demeanor, however, and
us a chih and all the time my voice wus I by close observation of him Princo (ieorgo
ringing orth wildly, clearly, in words of i came to the conclusion that there wero
old songi, which 1 hud sung to friends, and | many seeds of good in the man and lhe mak-
In one riend in particular, hundreds of i ing of a better career, Whon the term of
times. His hand rested upon my buck, with punishment was fulfilled, and the time camo
the cold steel of the knife touching it.   1 | for  him   to  rejoin  hia own ship again,
Prince (Jeorge determined to try and
give him the chance of a now start
in life. On arriving in port after
calling upon the man's captain, who,
naturally, was only loo glad to be riJof him,
ho wenl to thc admiral und usked permission
to transfer him to the Thrush. The admiral
wnsastonishod at the proposition ; it seemed
to him a risky experiment with one who bore
such a bud oharaoter, and the ohancoB wore
that a young man's heart had got ths hotter
of his judgment,    However,   he gave hii
consent.   Prince llcorge wont back to his
wn ship, had the man brought ill before
negan cilculating as I sat there how long
I could hold out, even if he kept quiet as
long usl sung, 1 began to think whether
I could sing till morning, for 1 had little
hopes o'the servants coming until then, and
they woe my only hope. Hour after hour
I sang, lang till my voioo began to fail, till
my lunp aohod with sharp, quiok pains and
till my eyes seemed starting from their
sockets. It seemed us if 1 could not sing
anot lierstrain. I stopped and endeavored I
to play vitlimit singing, thinking thai perhaps thi might answer, but he turned his
tierce eves upon me, gleaming more wildly '
than eve, und shouted :
him ou ihe quarter-deck, and spoke lo him
I as probably lie had never boon spoken to
Arcyou ready I       .
[oomnencedilnglng again, almost frantic* IWbre.   lie told him that ho wu nonce-
ally non, and still my mind kept aotiva, I ,orth transferred ���' the Thrush, ihal, as
could uii keen Irom thinking-thinking till i'"' ''""'"'K offloorill0 ."ll him in hc lir,t
I grew ibnos't mad myself.   1 felt as  if | class lur lonvo, and gav ' '��"" "'"""
send the blood from
calmest  moment
your  cliei'l.  in your
Ills   eyes  wandered
Reason was raollna on her throne and that,
if 1 evei lived, I should he in id, even as lie
wns. [thought my face had turned whito
and that great wrinkles wen plowed ou my
Nighi waned. The terrible, dismal midnight Ind been tolled, then came one, two,
and aooi tho clock would strike another
hour, Inl perhaps when it struck again 1
should ie in <'.
Pi rl.; - :i ih 'iv would tin l ine for days���
for that raging storm wonl I surel) prevent
all passim ':i ll ��� r m la od tho servants
would lot beablo to get hoin i. Tl irely
iv ml 1 io come ��� n glil j md I w is only
: ng my wn agony I'hy not die at
on i ! ft v. ..; re y in ���;������ i erolc aod 1
had never fi I di Yi : ������ ould die
ii I mist, and that at once. 'I Iiis tearful
' ��� ��� h uld ii"' c mtimio, Knlllnm u
fought of] ���".  pleai ml v tho
years Supo I aw i d ��������� ii lho track of tho
future; '������ ii il ��� ���: ' roso and : Id tilled
;���. ty; what bright flowi rs of i ivo and
i, pe oiaim ��� I ita gi und ! 1 could dio, wero
it nol or one,   1 oo ild Icavi all nlhors, but
could . leave him who, win n tho IWe ! May
broeitoi should begin loblow, woul I ho mine
-mini���forever and im av o' Die I diothua
in lliofluah nf youth und love ! Thut wero
3. very terrible
to 'uppoit   ine
with him
with   hii
iiss [or lonvo, and gave lum a clean sheet
us leg mis his past oll'eiiee.". ' I do not
usk you to mako nie any promlie ns In
your future Imhaviuur. I trust to your
honour and good feeling alone. Hul remember lhat, by the rules uf tho lorvlec, if you
ollend again In any way, or bleak yuur
leave,   1 have  no  upturn,  but Bill bound
Pi put you Bfralght buck again to that
olass from whioh I now romovo you. Your
future is in your own hands. Youlnivohad
no leave for 12 months, Oo as.ioro now
wil ht he oilier special lea ve men. Your pay
haa beon stopped, und no money ii duo to
you. Horo is a sovereign, I trust tn you
not lo misspend it,   You know aa veil as I
do what you may do an 1 what yonnaj t
do, I oil holp you lo do tho rlghtmil koi p
you from wrong, iho man was ootiplotoly
ov ir mino, lb , uf com o, answered milling,
bul saluted, and was then inarchodfnrward
again, llio commanding ollioor'aoailld nice
wai not misplacod, During lho rod ol tho
Thrush'ioommi jionhowaa novoronco an
offondi r, but showed himself as uoiivo willing and smart a hand us any In lie ship,
and aftor working hours he win tin life of
the forecastle. Iu the ship In which hn
nilcrwarils served ho has iiiaiutiini'd his
guild oonduot, ami attained a potty ollicor'i
An inch of rain means tine hundred
ol water on every aero,
Ireland has thirty co-operative dairies.
Chicago has about three hundred millionaires.
One tenth of lhe world is still unexplored
The  four oootn   routes  employ   1,100
The best parchment for banjos is made of
State secrets rarely leak out in Russia,
Any person who divulges one if discovered,
is whirled ol! to Siberia.
Canada and the United States have a less
percentage of blind people than any other
country in the world.
Jerusalem is still supplied with water
Irom Solomon's Pools through an aqueduct
built by the Crusaders.
Fifty pounds of honey are annually produced by a hive of 5,0011 bees. In live years
the bees will have increased to 50,000.
It ia estimated that there are in Japan
workable mines oontaining 700,000,000 tons
o coal equal in commercial value to Australian coal.
In wintry weather, in Swoden and Norway, trusses of straw und hay are tied
to the lamp-posts far the benefit of the
Tho hairspring of your watch weighs but
one-twentieth of a grain per inch. One mile
of such wire would weigh much less than
half a pound.
Goldeu shoes are worn by a Shetland
pony belonging to the Slin.lt of Persia. This
expensively-shod animal is only twelve and
one-half inches high,
Russia has onaotod further restrictions
on Hebrew mechanics. They can exercise
their calling only in cities where there are
Govornment Hoards of Trade.
The tresses attached to the heads of dolls
arc the hair of the Angora goat, ita product, which is controlled by an English
syndicate, is said to be worth ? 10,000,01)0 a
A French-metallurgical company asserts
that it will bo able to sell aluminium at less
than fifteen cents a pound, provided it can
dispose of a yearly output of .">,(>(>U tons of
the metal.
A new prooelain has been obtained by
grinding asbestos to a tinel powder, dissolving out all soluable matters with hydrochloric acid, making tho powder into a
pas'.o with water, and baking it in a porcelain furnace for IS hours at 1,200 dog.
The Russian Railway Department has ordered all station-masters, chief clerks and
head guards to learn how to use the telegraph apparatus in ease of their services
being required at a time of military mobilization.
Here is the death rate of the world ;
Every minute 62.
Every hour 3,730.
Every day 01,not.
Every year 33,333,333.
In the basemont of tho Hank of England
is the barracks wherein half a hundred
soldiers are quartered from 7 o'clock every
evening until 7 o'clock the next morning
for the protection of the bank.
The Weather Bureau at Washington is
making a now collection ot weather proverbs. Any ono who lias heard a wise saying
on the subject is requested to roport the
same to ths bureau. Give tho origin of the
saying, or name the region where it is in
common use.
The Chinese settlers on tho Island oi
Sumatra have a strange and ludicrous form
of salutation. When they meet each othor,
say after an absence of a month or longer,
they do not shake eaoh other's hand ; they
smile broadly, and each grasps his own hand,
shaking it vigorously for a few moments.
Among trees thc elm reaches an age of
three bundled and thirty-five years-, the
ivy, four hundred and fifty ; the chestnut,
six hundred ; the olive, seven hundred ; the
cedar, eight hundred ; the oak, ono thousand live hundred ; the yew, tvvo thousand
eight hundred ; while Humboldt computed
the age of a baobab-tree, a species of banyan, to be live thousand seven hundred
Some one with a fever for figures has
calculated that it, when Judas betrayed
Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, each piece
valued at three cents, ninety cents in all,
that sum had been put at 4 por cent, tho
year following, it would now amount to
01)0,0110. This amount put into gold would
make a solid globe as large ns 17,000 such
planets as the earth.
According to un authority on thc subject,
there is a great deal of oharaoter in a man's
moustaoho. When the moustache is ragged
und, as it were, Hying hither and thither,
there is a lack uf proper self-control on the
part of lho owner. If there is a tendency
tn curl at the outer ends of the moustache
there is a tendency to ambition, vanity and
display, When the curl turns upward
thoro is a geniality combined with a love of
approbation ; when the Inclination is downward there is a more sedate turu of miud,
not accompanied with gliieuu.
Ilis estimated that thorn are to-day in
the United States and Canada aboul (VKl
young u.en In every 1,000, having reaohod
the age of thirty, who are single. The com
jugal oondllion of the people iu oilier countries is vastly different. In Russia373men
aud673 womon in every 1,DID who marry
are married Under twenty years of ngo,
whilo iii England "till men nnd Sl'!) women
iu every 1,0110 aro married between twenty
nnd thirty. In all '..mntrics, but particularly In Russia und Franco, tho marrying
agcH of womon nre much below those of
un n.
The women uf a certain African tribe di I-
tint ihclri itouances by thrusting pie ies
of wood and crystal into their upper lips,
They I'cliin with small piocea 1 gn dua ly
lm       ��� the Bit" until piece ol  im   ��� lible
di nsioufl nn'. thus o irriod, and I
aro tram formed boyoud rocognil ion, Tho
inn' .I ii ui" su affci led thai win n thoy smile
lho lip is drawn upward ahnosl tol oyes,
producing an ofloot lhat Is mo il ludicrous,
The MohllVOS believe that all who die and
are nol orcmuti d aro turnod into owls, nnd
when thoy hoar an owl hooting at night
they think it is tlio spirit of somo (load
Mohavo rolurnod, Alter any one dies
thoy do not cut mull or wash themselves for
four days. They hut formerly au annual
burning of property, nnd all would contribute something to ihe flames in expectation
of Its going up to thoir dopartod friendi In
heaven, or "White Mountain," us they call
fume < huniiii'iiallis  ..r   llie  I'oimlrj   i
(iiniiiiiiiiiii'allli uf Home' nud  Families,
The patriotic Canadian need never be at a
loss for a theme of praise to his nwn country and people.   In all the attributes and
features  of honest patriotic pride Canada
and the Canadians are wealthy, indeed.both
by heritage and merit.   This land, broad
uud beautiful beyond comparison with any
other home of nationality or citizenship in
lhe world,   is conspicuous in equal degree
for public welfare and security, by reason
of wise laws and iree institutions.
Canada is pre-eminently a common-wealth
of homes and families. The same persevering purpose which inspired our forefathers
to cliiu; to the land when in its native state
it yielded littic else than promise, is still
attracting to the provinces cast aud west
luval and devoted men and women, who, in
the old land with its regularly recurring
years of distress ami depression or amid the
crude, Bemi-barbarous democracy which
rules the nation to the south of us. cannot
find the means or advantages for the make
ing of permanent homes und the rearing of
happy and virtuous families, These means
and advantages enhanced bya common pub-
lie spirit which recognizes in thc fullest
religious freedom, the most intelligent evidence of Christianity, are the attributes cf
Canadian patriotio pri le,
It is not necessary to tell Canadians who
have travelled abroad and seen the world
that no climate is healthier than theirs; no
skies fairer. And this is why it ia good for
all Canadian men und women to sec other
countries after having first cultivated that
undying love of home which intimacy and
youthful associations nlone can develop.
Our hoys and girls enjoy the highest facilities iu schools and colleges for the acquirement olbonk knowledge, but far higher
than these are the incentives here given to
the study of nature in all her wonderful aspects on laud and water. A contributor to a
Scottish journal recently stated that tho
number of artists in Canada is out of all reasonable proportion to the possil le patronage
of the population. That writer obviously
did not understand why artists are so many.
The grandeur and diversity of Canadian
scenery order it thus, irrespective not
only of patronage, but of livelihood.
The Canadian artist does not go abroad
to other lands looking for work for brash
or pencil, even though that may mean patronage, if he is a true lover of country and
nature, As a rule our Canadian artists are
patriotic and therefore they are legion. Nor
can it he otherwise in a land of absolutely
infinite attraction from the ocean slope of
the. Pacific across the snowcapped peaks
and torrent, torn defiles nf the Rockies,
across the broad and fruitful prairies, across
tho iron walled tide of Superior, across the
cultivated farms of Ontario and Quebec, and
into that strange survival of ihe poetic past
theunohanging Arcadia by the Atlantic, Canada is pre-eminontlya land of charm for the
artist. When its charms have proved themselves as potent with native and foreign
travellers Canada will then be the home of
art.   All in good time.
Both in winter and summer Canada is a
most desirable country to live in. Its dry,
healthy and invigorating climate is rivalled
bya soil which yields every fair fruit,
food providing crop and product of the
sea found between the 40th ami 60th
parallels. Its aids to physical and intellectual vigor it yields to all���even to tlie crabbed and gloomy pessimist in search of au
asylum from despair itself. Our winters
never bring discomfort, nol to speak of
famine, whose existence is a periodical and
often an annual experience elsewhere. The
fogs, rains and east winds of Britain, and
blizzards of lho Unite 1 Slates are alike
unknown to us. Our winters, on the
contrary, mean business activity and
bounding life. In city, town and country
our people are well clad, well fed, and
aro always found to enjoy the healthy
sports and worthy amusements of well-
to-do civilization. Some of Cod's poor
we of course have with us, but whether
these are poor by fault or misfortune they
ure, we believe comparatively speaking, few.
In respect to the consumption to food there
are no classes in this country. All fare
pretty much alike. It ia within the reach
of lhe man in receipt of the most modest
wages paid to labor to provide hia table
wiih food CQual, if nol better, than the
middle class people of England eat. It is
hardly necessary to say that any comparisons with our neighbors, the Americans,
who eat nothing but fried meat and pas'.ry,
would be invidious. Here, thanks to our
traditions, we know the economic value of
frugality and good digestion.
Tho Canadian people have so often been
described us generous hospitable and liberal
minded that there can bo little egotism in
taking to heart the good things lhat are
said by others. Visiters are attracted ai
milch by the frankaiul friendly character of
the people as by our gonial skies and amiling
landscapes, Perhaps the ikies and tha soil
influence the national ehatactcr; <d course
they do. lint nature's gifts ought to be appreciated und preserved, und fur that reason
Canadians would do well to make known
more to ali men their honest, rightful pride
in their natlvo land. Ils soil, climate and
Institutions arc unequalled all tho world
over. Love of liberty nnd reaped for law
are charactoriitlo of tho pooplo mie and all.
Iii no othor Ian I is llio aa pleasant nil tha
year round.    Long may she live.
A Favorable Siiowm"*-
In a re tent article lu tho Empire on
" Tho imp e lam c of Toronto," the follow.
iiri oomp ii .-������ii of "in pi pulation an I tra lo
IV! nn 8 is in id" :
Toroi tn i-1 I nerve centre of
a grout Proi     o, Hei   wi                i the
railways v. hii    I ill   I      i to n    |
ol i'ii'          i Dominion,
...   . ,i|. |      .... ..  ...    . ii    .'.,..
of foreign ] ucts I
ii important
Amoric in cities �� liavi i   . ������   r oi
(Ivo timi   ��� ������ .   ; i   I I '     en City,
Thia hu t la il istrati i by tho fol owing
lablo i
Citi  . Population.   Inn ������������ i,
T rom -       .... IPS.000 810,313,000
i      ioi ���         .. 434,000 13,110,000
Bu lal  25.i,000 6,700,000
Detroit  205,000 3,127,000
Louisville    181,000 128,0011
New Orleans  242,000 14,000,000
Pittsburg  238,000 596,000
Chicago  1,099,000 13,500,000
Ths favourite flower of the Prlnsau of
Wales is the lily of thc valley. CORRKSFONOliNCR.
The Kditor cannot be responsible for the
opinions expressed by correspondents,
Revelstoke Quadrille Club.
Sm,���I am very much obliged to
"Oneof Them" for his explanation
of the modus operandi adopted by
the rustler gang. I was not aware
that thoy hud such 11 well-defined and
Well-worked system, but vvns under
the impression that tbe mutter complained of in my former letter happened as a more coincidence. But
nince the disclosures of " One of
Them" hiive mudo it quite plain thut
the rustlers lire running the Quadrille
Club lo suit themselves, would it not
lie well for the nnti-riiHtlers to combine in nu effort to defeat the guug
ut their own game ? The Indies aro
Boinewbiit responsible for the present
state of thing's, tho " rustling" system being tho most acceptable to
them, tin probably Ihe best thing
eaoh individual member run do is to
britee up his nerves, copy the tactics
of the gang, uud become'^allee^snmee
hs " ono of them."
Your correspondent Bays he noticed
that un two or threo occasions Mr.
liitrber danced only to make up a
set. That may be. But it was also
generally uolieed that on two or three
other occasions Mr. Berber and hia
partner wero tho first couple on
the floor, Probably he thought
thut the best wiry to " make up a Bet,"
I have had occasion to smile very
muchly 6iuce my letter appeared, it
being taken for granted that u certain
gentleman is the author, because it ia
" in hia style,"���Yours truly,
Revelstoke, Feb. 1st, 181)3.
EOOTExFjSlYf &.'u.
15 g*
The above Townsite will lie placed ��n (he market shortly.
It is situated at the North End oi'
in the Famous
which will certainly prove to be the
lULDfiT KeglOIi
At Cost for Cash!
iJa&iwiUx. id J
X,iXXllViXX.AXi ��J i
Is offering the following Goods at Cost:
Tliose who come first will have the best choice.
Numerous rich claims have been found
Townsite, which will make it the distributing
immense tract of country.
close to this
point for an
It is the ONLY LEVEL LAND on the North End of the
The Owners intend to expend money on streets and other
improvements iu the Spring. ,
The trail from Lardeau City, on Upper Arrow Lake, to
Kootenay Lake runs through the Townsite.
The first hundred lots will be sold for
$200 FOR CORNERS   :   $150 FOR INS1DES.
[fbom oub own cokkespondent ]
Thomson's Landing, Jan. 28th.
As Messrs. A. Abralmmson, J, 0.
Piper, E. Haunseil and C. Biirchard
are leaving this morning for Kevelstoke I embrace tbo opportunity of
sending you a few linos. There are
about 25 people wintering bore and
13 at Trout Lake. All are well; in
fact, more tbau well; extreme health
would be a more fitting term. We
Lave bad no "Stars" here ior the
month of January, so that we are
four weeke behind iu our news, and
are eutirely ignorant of what bus
happened in l.evtlstoke aud the
world at large since last year.
The weather bus been tolerably
mild so far this winter. Wu had "a
warm Chinook wind during tbe iirst
week in January, which clewed off
a great deal of tbe sii'iw both here
and at Trotit JLako.   We have now
abont 14 inches ou tlio level    It has r<     ,.    ,, ..     , ,   ,   ,,  ,,  ,,,,,,���.   v /.a     .
beeu so mild st Trout Lako that thu        F,,r f"r,h('r Particulars apply to C. E. PM,KY & CO., at
lake has remained open all wiuter, , the Head Oflicti, Nelsou, B.C.! or to
and thu boys huve been aide to enjoy
a row or an bom's fishing whenever
they felt disposed,
Air. Cleveland intended to remove
bis pack train of ten horsen from
Lardeau City to Hall's Landing,
where there is an ample supply of
bay, but got shut in by ice on tho
Arm; so thu horses huvo had to shift
for themselves since November, I
was looking at them thu other day
and was surprised to nnd them nil iu
prime condition aud looking 100 per
oont. better thau 'hey did la.->t fall.
We are expecting a big rush into
tbe Lardeau country this spring.
Mr. Seroy says he met with scores
of prospectors in the lower district
recently who stated their intention
of entering the Lardean this sea.snn.
Will tho spnne be a late one? is the
queBtion here just now.
It is rumored here that the Kaalo
people intend to construct a wagon
road from Kooteuuy Lake to Tn nt
Luke, and thus divert all the Lardeau mineral output to their own
city and the United Mutes.    [|
be a mere rumor, bnt the Easli
have so mu.'h surplus ei  rgj   ba
one em never tell what tbey I] be np
to next,   If they did nothing else,
they might possibly wake  np tbe
C.P IS. authorities to the faot that
Revelstoke Station Post Office.
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, G-lasswaro. Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Taints, Oils, Varnishes.
Bakery in connection with Store.
Messrs. C. B. Hu:
Revel toke Station,
T.   L
Local Agent,
j/yA L**\
A]]    Asiaawmpnt    rmd    Provinrial
-. ��� | . ;es :' . the year 1893 uri*
��� .;��� due in . payabl   al : ij  iffice, us
lli ...- :���
[{paidon  rbefore 10th Jnne, 1893:
,   . Property Tax, halt of one per
��� '������:.'
[.:���,: Tax, two per cent, of
pe .       prop -v Tax, one-third
.    ienl.
i ,   rax, one naif of one per
mini;US' TOOLS
Consignment of Butte; and Eggs received every week.
Railway Men's Eequisites.
all thn traffic will be going sontb    [��� <M,: ./���.. Id   .i ine,
wnr-cl and  nt of tbe pr
ita proper route should be northward      Real Propel     ���      two-tb
nnil  in thn provii ie     If rail nay   m
communication with the main line     v,     | i  lahalfpei
at Revelstoke   i d> ������ att tied soon
we mmt look to Emtni   La rax, half of om
our outlet, aa it ��ill be uaele
attempt tn bring In supplies ot ink"   1
out i,re by it route tbat ia el iged ii I
months of lb* year,
We received our last supplies from
Naknsp, tbe Upper Arrow Lake
being "i" ii water R*>��idents in tbe
Sonth Lanlean have  been .
their* ironi Kuslo.
Mr. Thomson i'< getting out timber
for aiiotb. r bnililiug.
Tbo rptidf-ntH here have asked Mr.
Mora M P., to recommend ihe np n-
ilig of a uo.it oflico at the bund of the
My last communication was Uml on
the road, i hope thi** will notBbare
tlm mime fate.
Income 1 ��� of
pe   ���-
p ivincial Reven ie rax, .'��� 00 per
J, K RK1 P,
\   ���   or and Collector.
Revelatoke, Jai   23i    1893
Alex, l'aul, chi'if nook on thn
dining oar, who lu's lio- i> east on a
hix weeks'vacation, ba-* returned to
li i m duties,
Services will be held in tho Pros-
W. .1. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near O.P.R. Station)
A COUNTY COURT will be held
at Rsvelstoke on Peidat, the 24th
day of February, 1893, at 11 a.ai.
Revekoke, Jan. 23rd, 1893.
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehiclts Repaired.
Shoeing a Specialty.
Kootenay Lake
Using and Real Estate Rroker and General
Commission Agent.
MINING CLAIMS Bought and Sold.
n^ls :*i
An*. AN'JrXm
Eii(**llnli Worsteds, Seotcli and
Irish Tweeds and Mer-res
byteri'iii Churoh to-morrowevening  ������,..,... ,...,,.,,
M 7.80-iproaehor, Rev, T. Paton,   AT PRICES'
Babbatli (School nt 2.80. Prayor
fca ling nt Mr Paton'B houso on
WtJilni��JdiiyiUi.;W*'.ui. |
Lafjc Stocks <*n linnd.
Preparat on> nro being made for lbe
Oreal Bnilding Boom ol 1892.
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���n ���
'3 fai)
Hi\mu�� I abu      Dtiindard iciuody,
|;i|i;i i. Tiilnili h i un lu iwliu ho,
IdpniH Tubule���: for our stnuinch,
ItIpais Tabulos ouro colic.
I(i|i:nr, Tiibulos on I patlon.
Kip in* T ibulcs |ninl> lhc III iod.
KipnnH Tabules cum dizziness,
Itipiins Tabules; tor torpid livor,
llipain Tabulos prolong lifo.
llipmiB Tabulos i a tauilly tomedy,
Furniture & Undertaking.
Has a large Stock ol* Houmhold Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds. .Vc.


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