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VOL. IV.
REVELSTOKE. WEST KOOTENAY,  B.C., APRIL S3.
1893.
No. 45.
WANTED.
AGENTS to sell our choice and
hardy Nursery Stock. We have many
Uew special varieties, both in fruits
nnd ornamentals, to offer, which nre
controlled only by (is. We pay commission or salary. Write us ut once
ior terms, und secure choice of territory.���May Brothers, Nurserymen,
Kochester, N.Y.
THE
MADDEN HOUSE,
HUGH MADDEN, Pro-ft*.
Beautifully situated on the Lake
shore at the entrance to the best and
shortest road to tbe Sloean mines aud
Mew Denver. Tbe best fishing and
hunting in tbe district, 'vith grand
boating aud sketching facilities for
toarists and artists.
T��e Bab is supplied with the
Beat brands of wines.liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
CENTRAL HOTEL.
ABRAHAMSON BROS., Prop's.
Charmingly situated on the bank of
the river, on the principal street,
close to the post-office and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
Steamboat
Wharf.
First-cla**** Table, good Beds,
Telephone.
TIRE-PROOF SAFE.
'BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS AND
STEAMERS.
0. & H. LEWIS,
BIKERS AUD C0WECT10RERZ.
SUPPERS and BALLS
Catered lor.
WEDDING CAKE A SPECIALTY.
REVKLSTOKE, B.C.
fresh Milk.
 -a*.	
I am now prepared to supply
Families and Hotels with Milk at
lowest prices.
BOATS FOR SAIE.
Several first-class new Boats for sale.
Apply to      MORGAN DAVID,
Revelstoke.
WALL PAPERS.
n. N. Conrsier has just received a
h(tttitiful lot of Wall Paper and Borders
which he is selling very cheap.
R. H. RAMSEY,
House Painter, Paper-
hanger and Grainer.
EEVKLSTOKE. B.C.
WORK DONE WITH  NEATNESS
AND DISPATCH.
PRICES  MODERATE,
GEORGE SHIEL,
Taxidermist
OLD   POST   OFFICE,
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
All kinds of specimens of Animals,
Birds and Fishes carefully and naturally
mounted. Several local Specimens on
view and for sale.
DEER AND CARIBOO HEADS A SPECIALTY*
EDWARD LIPSETT,
Sail, Tent and Awning Maker.
HORSE & WAGON COVERS,
Bags, Hammocks, ko.
WATERPROOF BLAHKETS & COVERS
TENTS FOR SALE & TO RENT.
69 WATER STREET,
VANCOUVER,   B.C
LOCAL NEWS.
W. A. JOWETT,
MINING AND REAL ESTATE BROKER,
NELSON, B.C.
Lardean and Sloean Prospects
Wanted.
A. H. HOLDICH,
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
REVELSTOKE,    B.C.
PARTIES DESIRING
First Class DAIRY COWS
will do well to address
F. FRASER,
Box 217, Revelstoke, B C
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near C.l'.R. Station)
REVELSTOKE,   B.C.
A NOBHY STOCK OF
English Worsteds,Scotch and
Iri-.li Tweeds and Serges
AT PRIOES THAT WILL CATCH
YOU.
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
terms.
Special experience in coal, coke, iron,
ferro-manganese, steel, silver, copper,
lead and zinc.
m AKI> MAKE-UP OIIAHANTEEn.
A NAD IAN
^ PACIFIC
REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.
Atlnntio Express, arrives 10.10 daily.
Paciflo       " "     16.52   "
Cheapest, most relinble nnd snfe
route to Montreal, Toronto, 8t. Paul,
Chicago, New York and Boston.
Rates $5 to $10 lower than any other
other route.
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in
charge of a Porter, for the accommodation of PiiBBengers holding second
class tickets. Passengers hooked to
and from all European points at
Lowest Rates.
Low Freight Rates.   Quick des-
Sfitch,   Merchants will save money
y haviug their freight routed via
heO.P.R.
Full and reliablo Information given
by applying to
"    GEO. McL. BROWN,
Aset. (len'l Freight Ag't, V'neouver,
or to I. T. BHEWSTER.
Ag't C. P. R. Depot, Rovelstoke,
in
HULL BROS.
REVELSTOKE.
BUTCHERS
AND   WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL   DEALERS
IN
BEEF. PORK, Etc.
Stockholm  House
JOHN STONE, Prop.
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market ntt'ords.
The bar is supplied with n choice stock
of wines,liquors ami cigars,
Ripans Tubules: lor liver troubls
RipuiLs Tabulos; tor bad tompe'
THE M^
COLUMBIA -L10USK.
RFVELSTOKF B.C.
The largest and most cent nil Hotel in
the oity ; good aooommodation ; everything uew | table well supplied ; Ijariiiid
billiard room attached ; tire proof side,
BROWN k CLARK,
Proprietors,
FREE 'BUS  AT ALI.   TRAINS
C. P. K. HOI-BI*
REVELS I'O KB.
McCarthy  -       ���   ���
Prop,
'.use.
HAlin
W
ri'i;
First-Hues Tomperan
.\\-i> LnnoiNn s"i  Per
URAtaS, 2'io.      um- -of.
This hotel is Bitnatedconvenient to the
Btatioti, is oomfortably furnished,
1 affords first olase accoturaoclfttioni
and
Those baby carriages at H. N. Conr-
sier's nre beauties,
Wild ducks are plentiful near thc
month nf the Illecillewaet River.
C. II. Hume & Co. Iiave just reoeived
a consignment of prospectors' tents, in
various sizes.
tiit earn ot cnttlp, nil in pn'me condition, passed through o:i Wednesday
for th�� const markets.
If vmi ure intending to grow flowers
or garden plants ihis year go to H. N.
Coursier's for your Seeds,
We iinib rstand tbe schoolchildren will
have a mav|i"le daneo on May Dny.
Mrs. II. A. Brown is training them,
We are elad to state that Bishop
Sillitoe n( New Westminster is convalescing after his recent severe illness
The chemical tire engine was charged
last Monday, and will henceforth he in
immediate readiness for active service.
Miners and prospectors going into the
Sloean can obtain all necessary supplies
at Ronnie Bros.' Nakusp and New Denver stores.
Wm. Lewis, a carpenter at the mill,
reoeived a painful injury to his left hand
on Wednesday, bnt fortunately no bones
wero broken,
0. II. Allen, Revelstoke Brewery, has
this week purchased nearly 2,000 dozen
beer bottles, and teams bail a lively time
hunting them to the brewery.
Rev. F. Yolland, who takes charge of
the Church of England congregation
here, preached his farewell sermon in
St. Michael's Church, Mount Pleasant,
Vancouver last Sunday night.
The fourth meeting of the Salmon Arm
Boxing Club took place last Saturday
night, and was well attended, Duffy
did not pnt on the gloves, as he has an
inclination to retire from the ring.
Col. Baker, Provincial Secretary and
M.P.P. for East Kootenay, passed east
yesterdaj. He goes to Loudon, Fnsr,
to represent this Province at the opening of the Imperial Institute, and will
be away several months.
Mr. F. Eraser recently sold a lot in
Revelstoke townsite at an advance on
the original price. The judgment in
the case of Ihe Queen vs. Farwell recently rendered at Ottawa will certainly
enhance the value of lots here.
Notice to Pkospeotors and Miners.
Concentrated Sugar, 500 times stronger
than sugar. Can carry equal to 25 lbs.
in the vest pocket. Ser.ci Ave dollars to
A. E. Waldon, thc wholesale druggist,
Calgary, and get a supply by mail.
Baroness Macdonnld, widow of Sir
John A. Mfta-.��l..nul,l, pasoo.l through on
Wednesday morning, going east, in the
private car Eruesoliff, which is also the
nnme of the cottage in �� hich Sir John
died Lady Macdonnld spent the winter
in Victoria.
A monster wolf was seen this week at
Montana Slough, abont four miles down
river. Joe Dolan also saw a very large
one at the end of the trestle bridge over
the Columbia last week, bnt not having
a rifle with him he was content to let the
animal go unmolested.
Oaiden operations have commenced,
and great activity is being displayed bv
some ol onr first vegelable growers.
Nearly every kind of fruit will ilo will
here, and we understand large quantities
of apple, pear and small fruit trees will
bo imported this spring.
A. H. Harrison, Gilbert Ranken and
E, B. Barohard left lor Trout Lake City
ou llu sir. Marion Thursday morning,
Messrs. Harrison anil Ranken hnve each
taken up Kill acres of laud near the
townsite, and Mr. B.rcbanl is going
dowu with the intention of doing llie
a ni- thing,
The Chinch of England servioes held
in tho schoolroom last Sunday evening
were ni u tided by tin' largest congregation evir known in the history ol the
church here, runny being iiub'-Io lo gain
admittance. Rev. Mr. MuDuli preached
an eloquent sermon. Tho un tubers are
making an effort lo build a church.
Mr. E. A. Watson, M.E., ol M uitrcal,
who spent last Bummer al Illecillewaet,
passed through this Keek bound for Iiis
mining property on lhe Fraser River at
North Bend, lie has a valuable mining
leaso at Boston Bur, whore hoMitond'
bringing iu water b) menus ol a large
ditch mid will work hy hydraulic power
Hon. David Mills says: "E'Cli year
every locul papor givim from 8500 to
&6.0U0 in free lines lor tho benefit of the
cuniiininity. No other agency can or
will oo this. Tbo sditor, iu proportion
to bii means, doe. more for bis town
than any other ten nun, and in all fmr-
neH-i, mini with man, bu ought to lie
eu I .ported, beciiiise a b cul , uper is tho
best InvoBtmotil a community can mako,
It may not bo crowded with fuels, bill
financially it is more of a benellt than
both a preacher ami a teacher, Editors
do more work for less pay than any
other men on euiih.'
Cnarliu Holden and P. M, Walker,
two ol lhe owners ul the (ileal Northern
claim in tho Linloau, who lmvo beuu
removing rock Irom the channel oi llie
Colnmbia River im-i-wwii thu iwo lakes
during lhe winter, arrived ii|i from Nakusp on Vi'iIiumiu)' morning in a low-
boat. They substantiate the Blaloinont
we mad" a P w wceKs iltfo as to the winding ol lho Great N [Ilium, bul will probably gel   ll lliglu [ pi'ico tllllll 'it il.OtO,
tber ��� noing inoru thun one suiuR'iite
in XlollH to make a deal, Tom DoWUS,
tlie oilier owner, is lit Lot bpiltlgS,
Upper Airow Laid;,
H. A. Brown, of the Union Hotel, has
just completed an annexe to the main
building,
Rev. Father Bnnean, of New Westminster, held a service at Mr. J. Foley's
house lasi Sunday.
Jos. Dunn. W. B. Pool, C. Holden
and P. l\l. Walker were amongst those
who went down river yesterday.
0 & H Lewis, bakers and confectioners, will open a branch shop on Front
Street in the lower town next week.
Rev. J. (!. 0, Kemm, of Donald, spent
two or three days in town this week
visiting friends, returning home Thursday morning.
The Rev. C. Ladner will preach tomorrow in tbo Methodist Church,
morning at 10.80, evening at 7,30. All
aro cordially invited.
Snow fell for several hours last Tnes-
day, but di I not stop very long on tho
ground. The poor robins which recently arrived from the south looked
humped and miserable, and no douht
thought thoy had mistaken January (or
April, But next day was bright and
warm, and now comes the time "when
the robins nest again,"
At Sicamous station tho C.P.R. are
extending the platform 100 feet each
way. A baggage room has been built
aod all the buildings freshly painted,
giving tbe placo a smart appearance. A
great number of pooplo arrive on every
trnin, bound for tho Okauagan country,
and a busy season is looked forward to
in that part of the Province
ON TRIAL FOR 90 DAYS.
The finest, compleflst nnd latest line of ElatO
Weal appliances In tho world Thev have neves
failed to cure. We aro so positive of It that we
will back our belief and send you any Electrical
Appliance now iu tlio market nnd you car. try li
fur Tli run 51 iiiiIIim. Largest iis*. et test i u.ur.bls
ou oarlli. Send for book nnd journal Freo.
W. T. Racr Ic Co., Windsor, tint.
kill of Dr. Brett, of Banff, assisted by I Trout Lake City, while the remainder were going to Fire Valley, Kaslo
and Nelsou. Several boats have lelt
during the week, and three yesterday
morning carried a number of claim
owners and prospectors for the Lardeau. As tbe weather is now most
favorable to tho rise of tbe river the
big steamers may be expected mxt
week, lbe snow is disappearing
from the lower slopes, and a few hoi
days will make it possible to reaoh
the mines, when a great influx of
miuiug men is expected. Many of
"the boys" who spent the winter-
oast havo returned, and others are
comiug in daily, several bringing
eastern friends with tbem. The
comiug season promises to be the
busiest in the history of West Ko to-
nay.
Mr. 0. N. Nelles, who has been suffering for some weeks past, underwent a
severe operation on Monday, under tho
ski" ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Dr. McLean, ol Revelstoke, and Mr. A
McKay, medical student, of Creemore,
(tnt. The patient was placed undor
chloroform aud the operation was successful. Mr. Nelles is now under tho
oare of Dr. McLean, who expects a
speedy rooovery.
A robbery was committed at Mr. ti.
Bickerton's shoemaker's shop some time
on Wednesday evening. He did not
discover the extent of the loss until
Friday morning, although the missed a
pair of now boots on lliursdcy. The
���hief had entered by the back door, as
the Fastening was found broken. The
articles known to hn missing so far aro
two pairs of new boots, a gross nf bootlaces, two porpoise laces, three balls of
wax aod two balls of shoe tbroad -in all
about twenty dollars' worth.
The Lako Magazine, published in
Toronto at j{1.50 a year, comes to hand
this week. It is eminently a magazine
for the home circle, being a medium for
ohoice, high-class literature. Among
iIih novelties we notiee an offer to give,
free from all claims, to every subsciiber
ot S3, a 25ft. by 124ft, lot in tho town-
site i.i Huron Park, situated on the east
shore of Lake Huron near the towns of
Southampton and Wiarton, Ont. This
is a pretty good three dollars' worth,
ctmsi leriug lhat t ,o magazine alono is
well worth lhe money,
The railway from Revelstoke to the
Arrow Lake will, in all probability, be
commenced within two weeks, and we
huve the best authority for slating that
tbe ooiistriiciion of tho Nakusp & Slocau
road will commence early next month.
We notice unit tho Nelson Tribune has
withdrawn its statement that "the O.P.R.
will not build a mile of railway in West
K.otuiiiy Ihis year,1'and publishes a
long article verifying our statements on
several i erosions that the road would
be built this yoar. If tbo Tribune will
look ut the matter from a Canadian point
of view it will see that Nelson will derive
just as much, and llm Province infill'
Holy more, benefit from these two lines
than from lho Nelson Ar Port Bheppard,
ROGERS' l-ASS  ITEMS.
| I'llOM Ol'lt OWN OOltRlWrONDBNT |
Tim snow on thn mountain slopes is
mi'lling away so gradual
Ball and Supper.
Colnmbia Quadrille Cluh winml
np the season with a ball in Peterson's Hail and a supper nt the Hotel
Victoria on Tuesday night. The-
tickets, including supper, were nnlv
i?2. Numerous invitations hud been
sent out, aud the committee omitted.
nothing to make the affair a success,,
both socially and Hiinncially. I'he'
weather was mild, which probably
was one of the ronniderations which,
brought out such a largo contingent*
of laiiics, especially from the station.
In fact, tbe question was debuted
whether or not it would be advisable-
to send the 'buses np a second time.
Dancing commenced about 9 80, tho
musicians being W. M, Brown, W.
B, Pool and J. F. Ahlin, with F. W,
Wilson as floor manager. At 12,30'
the company adjourned to the Hotei
Victoria, where supper was laid in
tbe elegant style for which thet house-
is noted. Thu bill of fare was a>.
sumptuous one, ami was printed in
gold on handsome menu cards, with
wine list attached. The roasts included loin of beef, pork, tongue,
turkey, duck, ham, with all the accessories that go to make np a first-
class meal in a Iirst class hotel. At.
1.30 dancing re-commenced and was
kept up with great z,jst for some
boms later. The ball wiil long he
remembered by all present as illustrating tho cordial feeling existing-
between the two ends of the town
and tho desire of the station people-
to show their appreciation of the-
large attendance from the lower town
at all the social events hci I at the.
station during tbe past winter.
Navigation on the Columbia.
Open,
The str. Marion, Capt. Sanderson,
left Revelstoko Thursday morning
for Robsou with about 30 passeii*.
gers, the majority being bound for
^^^^^^^^^^      lllld'T old
sols mys that slides are nol anticipated.
James Foster, our popular tnrin i, was
aiinimotioil In Vancouver to taken more
luuraiivn position, His notice to leave
being so prematura bis friends had not
time to I. in*'ci* bim a larcwell ba qiiet,
Harry MoSorley, who is will ami lavor-
uldy known amongst the boys, succeeds
bim nt llm Pass,
The SnoWhlidu Quadrille Club gavo a
ball anil slipper oil lho I2tll, which was
a dniiideil BllOCOhB, greni credit In lug
dun to President Coniiaober and Secretary Cnier. l'he invitations extended
all the wav from lievelsioko to Banff,
anil ol ei; lily scut out th'Te wore sixty
accepted. Amongst the visitors were
Frank Lyounals, VV, B, Pool ami J,
Brown from II vi'litnkf*, Airs. HoiltlerBilU
irom Donald, Mi-s Oounaoiiei' Irom
Oul |. ii. ,i|hs ()I-,c.ii from limit, and u
mi tube ol i iliorn with whom ye.it re
poller had Iloi llie ph ..sine ol I" iiii;
a qmiihtuil, Supper was served at twulvo
o'cioei, uy om popular ('Merer, Mrs,
Smith    Tlm dam ucluutd abnui 41 TOILET
a.m., wishc being expressed for a like '
I liappj uvuut u. tlm near future,
The meeting of the fire brigade
announced for last night has been
postponed to Monday night at eight
o'clock sharp, in the Columbia Housft
sample room. All citizens aie requested to attend.
A"pote'' lias been sojourning in
our midst for some neck., past, and.
we kuow it i ot. Had it been discovered ere be weuded bis w.y
southward bow Revelstoke would
have delighted to honor bim. Why
does gonuis disguise itself io snch a.
freakish inanuer? The Miner coiuob
lo hand this .week embellished wi'b.
a "pome,1' after Ttuuysou, by Oil���
bort VV, A. Ranken, ami is dedicated
to Revel-luko, The language, iueire>
aud rhyuui are excellent, but the
theme 1 It describes the Revulstok"
inns as placidly rcstiug 'ueatb "the
shadowy wings ol Morpheus," mid
the poot pathetically calls upon his
" toolbar dear to snore but gently,"
lest she wake thum Up, Maybe thi re-
is something in the air of Revelstoko,
liko tlm enchanted laud iu Pilgrim's
Progress, which induces sleep, lor
the "poet'' himself, duriug tho whole
ol his existence li re, was iu a chroma
state ol SuinuoleuOi���a veritable disciple ol Monitions, Ves, Oilberl bad
It vtir> bud ; waa uuoul the Worst,
case in town. It was oiien remarked
"that Ranken was���" but wu *in uot.
woiiiio your feelings, Gilbert, as yuo
have ours. Wo are all deeply iiii-
pi cased with your poetical talent,
and should this PrOVIooe ever aspire.
lo have a laureate every man in t..wu
will hold up ooth hands (or your
selection,  Thou art gone, alas I But
ur loss is limit Lihc Oil) s gain!
GAHDKN  PLANTS.
Don'l order your Gaudbn Plants
vet.   Wait uud see U illiamson.
THE
Revelstoke Pharmacy
is now oi*i:n
to ill" Piibiic of Rovelstoke nnd the
surrouuding dislnol with ii
complete Mtock or
DRUGS. CHEMICALS,
i*Aii;vr mi;i��icim:s,
&  U'llll-.l; ARTICLES
I'l'lllAIMM. TO Till.   iBADB. a nemarKaoie uneniai experience.
A Tiiuit.i.iN-o Story ov Chinese Treachery,
CHAPTER XIII.
On the day  succeeding that  on  which
Chin-ohin-wa had paid his visit to the Im-
peri.il City, ths followingocourred.
We had been engaged  during the forenoon, in a repetition of that search which,
aimless in a measure, and useless as we had
decided it to he, was still our only course,
when the hour for our mid-day meul drew
near; anil according  to  our   custom, we
sought a Chinese eating-house,  and were
shortly seated at a  table on the top of
second floor, awaiting  the  viands ordered
by Chin-ohin-wa,
The restaurant was a new one to me, as I
had notseen much of this part of I'ekin,and
Chin-ohin-wa informed mc that there was
nut. i better one nor a more costly eating
house in the Capital, and   that  we might
shortly expect the arrival of a number of
mandarins, who made it a custom to frequent the house,
[ had  by  now, grown so used to the
Chinese food, that I ate some of their rliahea
with relish, and though tho use of the
chopsticks wat not yet quite familiar to
me,   I generally   succeeded   in getting
through my meal without much  trouble.
To-day I perceived that thc dishes were
larger, aud apparently better cooked, than
thos*: we had been accustomed to; and there
waa aome strange things put hefore us,
regarding which [ was careful to inquire
hefore partaking.
Indeed, Chin-ohin-wa well knew what
dishes to order for himself, and what for
me : tor, I was not much attached to birds'
nests or to sharks' tins���two of the most
expensive delicacies to  be obtained���and
I could not bi'ar to look on sundry other
dishes, such as horseflesh or young dogs or
rate, which were frequently placed before
ni in various houses.
I mi busy   accordingly with   some
chicken eating occasionally from my bowl
of boiled lice and greens, when Chin-chin-
VM drew my attention to the entry, at the
fu ��id of the room, of two mandarin's servants, sent no doubt, to order the meal of
(iie j*reat man who followed.
Chin-chin-waand I were seated facing
one another, my left side and his right being nearest to the door. I was answering
SUOtO remark, and looking the while toward
fhe mandarin'* servants, when a tall man,
in iich dress, suddenly entered, andap-
���Matching seated himself at the second
(able from that which we sat at.
T had ceased to speak, upon his entry,
though he had not yet cast bis eye upon us,
for 1 was struck by his appearance and by
the hardness of his Chinese features.
Chin-chiu-wa's foot pressed mine. Al-
mostat the same time the mandarin looked
toward us.
Chin-chin-wa rose ami made an obeisance.
Thc mandarin acknowledged lhc salute. I
was About to speak as Chin-ohin-wa resumed
Iiis sjat, but he interrupted mo at the first
word, speaking rapidly in Chinese.
1 glanced at the mandarin : his cold,
piercing eye had fixed itself upon me, and I
understood immediately what Chin-chin-wa
desired,
I turned toward him, and appeared to
(fatten to his speech, for it was evident lie
did net wish me to use the Knglish tongue.
Then I drew my chopsticks slowly through
iny tips, is 1 had seen tiie Chinese do at the
conclusion of a meal, for 1 did not wish to
continueeating, having gathered that I had
a part to act. Chin-chin-wa shortly
rose, as though he too had concluded his
mead
But all the time during which [ had sat
wil out speakiug, endeavoring to simulate
comprehension of that which Chin-chin-wa
wis narrating to me in Chinese, I had known
thai the mandarin's [[lance was fixed inquiringly upon me, and upon my Chinese
dress and m*. head of European hair.
Walking as I had learned to do somewhat
turtle mauni i of the Chinese, to which, in-
deed, the shoes 1 were greatly conduced, I
tol iw Chin-cliiU'Wa, As we passed the
u ��� I irin, I ; in ihin-wa made i Becond
obeisance : 1 did the same,
Wo passed togethei from the room,
i       ved tense, as --; some sjre it danger
.* .u   '. fr n, :ami is      n i   -
tl e street,
"Tin    man,'   ;a I  I    a- hin wa,   "is |
Inn mil) yiifu,
rheeneoi i ������   itru ', -.* -- a foreboding
.;:' ill.   It it is true  n lee I that
v ten might inly have looked upi n ii
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very probable thai han-mln-yuen wouio
chance to ineiition the incident of our mee
ing to the man unkrown, to whom we ascribed to N arris'sdetention i'i the Palacegrounds',
nor was it likely that he even knew our foe,
and it would indeed be a coincidence were
the secret of my mission to be guessed by
the man who was to us as a being who
might, in reality, have no existence within
thc circle of higher Pekin life.
But wc at once determined that we should
now go upon the idea originally formed,
and endeavor to seek Norris in the Imperial
grounds; for we had searched alike through
the low places in Pekin aud in the houses of
the rich, and by this means we had failed
to discover any trace of the missing man.
Wherever there was a courtyard we had
sought for admission and generally gained
it, and where we had failed to gain admission we had at least satisfied ourselves that
there was nothing to hide. And in addition,
as I have already said, we had sought in
low and evil places, on the chance that
Norris, months ago in semi-freedom, might
now bc closely confined, So, although there
remained miles of Pekiu still to search, and
vast acres of ground covered hy thc temples
and by the Legations, it seemed to us that
we sought in vain amongst these, and that
in the Imperial City alone could Norris be
imprisoned,
And I perceive now that our minds mus,
have been influenced unconsciously by two
considerations in this decision: first, by
the sense of failure and the uselessness of
our past search ; aud, secondly, by the
knowledge of the impenetrable nature of
the Imperial City and a certain attraction
in the great difficulties to he overcome in
undertaking such a search as we proposed
within its sacred grounds.
We spent the day following that of our
encounter with Shan-min-yuen, in a curious
way, aiming chiefly at a vast system of
bribery, to be so continued that the gatekeepers should gradually be corrupted, and
that from them the bribery should pass on
to those beyond, ao that by the outlay of
vast sums in a careful manner the entire
Imperial City should lie open to us at a
future time, and then, with that gained,
we should prosecute our search by night.
Those who know aught of the insuperable
difficulty of gaining, by money expenditure,
au entrance, fraught with danger, into the
Park alone,���an entrance nevet extended
further than a distance easily and rapidly
paced,���will understand how great was the
task which we had undertaken, and how
far removed the possibility of eventual success, We spent hours with men whom Chin-
chin-wa found to be in some way connected
with the outer gates, taking them to inns
in the city, and there sitting with them and
gradually corrupting them with bribes.
Thus the day passed, aud at last, worn
out and fatigued, we set about to return to
our home, to find, when we reached it,
that our day had been uselessly spent: that
it was not to be, as wc- had intended, the
first of many such days; for my foreboding
of ill was already fulfilled, and the evil was
awaiting us when we returned to our home.
The blow came in the shape of a mission
from the court��� to thi exile Ohln-chlu-wa;
One of the servants of Shan-min-yuen
must have previously tracked us home, for
there were awaiting our return three men
of lesser rank, who bowed low as we entered the door, hut who carried, none the less,
the decree which Chin-chin-wa read, whilst
apparently unmoved by the perusal, and to
which he answered, to my thinking, in a
single word, as the men bowed a second
time and moved away.
"An embassy from the court," he said to
me as they left.
"What is it ?" I enquired anxiously;
for I well knew that it was ill. not good.
"This is what itsays," said Chin-ohin-wa.
speaking in t tone louder than ordinarily :
"This:- the decree:
" Within two days, tiie pardoned exile,
Chin-chin-wa,    is   commanded   to  leave
I'ekin, ior ever.   After noon upon the third
���lay, tiie sentence is death ?t any hand,"
"And what did you reply';"   I asked,
��� ilizing what the missive meant for
me.
" I in -..   idl wo wor Is.- ' I obey.'"'
������ Who ���..-:.- ' ������ pa] ���
-   I     iin-j . r. . ind !:.e Imperial seal
ere attach     I im an exile once more.
         ua voice found a terrible bit-
'��� met ::. ������ ; see it a.i. and ifl
, Shai ('lore that time
. I .- II test who w
���:. the  '-,' ig-honse  i   I
Chini   ��� pany w       hin ohl
[-. wa.. in  -.. I p mible iy d
.��- ������! I   n  leadl      a the n
".-....���; til  i was mi        ��� ���   ���
it danger ssemei
. oul   -      withstanding    i we told our-
e incident w��    i i hing of no
. ieol
'1 w.i tn ���   is,  laid I ion chin ���
- ;���- using the i itti      .-.,r >���< possible
*������� pu  .      n a footing with
Buodarin i eyes    My   ipoaking to
'..'tiineae would I elghten [i Is impn  -ion and
���iiminish, to a small extent, the full lense
f the knowledge,  which  your  h di   ind
features of lourse betraye I, thai .   i wete
��art Chinese,'
But, notwithstanding ill 'his, ths feeling
of ill to come shadowed me, and from the
bam of the encounter I waited expectantly
te tho evil which wmething within me
(a ������''' I.
Chin-chin-wa was of opinion that my
feats wete groundless, for he, could nol eo
\t whal way misfortune oould arise from the
fact of our meeting, although  he fell tho
almost distru8l ot Shan-min-yuen, And
indeed, I could nol explain either to him or
tomysolfmy forebodinirs, for tbey seemed
'n be with cause.
It wm absurd to look for misfortune, be-
���i'i-.; I could nol see In what, way i' could
Mate, Shan-min-yuen could know nothing
rf the object ol my visit to I'ekin, and
whether be did or (lid not believe what we
btd endeavored to place as a blind beforo
lim, namely, that my design was merely to
Callow Chin-
face, It '-old'
luiiwa in joining the Chlnono
matte;- little, (or it wai no'
I ai     tVillia    Norrii
.-'  ���       lb
���   ippea       i,     d leogtl
This ,i whal
H u ii.iii,en e, ban
ti sl    e pai Ion given to n i
and witnessed by hit hand , but, notvi ith
il tnding po i     he hsi I ilii
*en partlj
*ral id lor, although he could dew no
reason wh ...  banished
nou i leoond time, save the lulling one
that I consorted with you, they have i I
ed to him in this ��� inch md determined Lo
grant his desin ind, il bis instigation, to
banish n e irom Pekin. Outside of I'ekin I
in,, is I have been since I mot von, protect'
cd by the Supreme Power i inside Pekin,
this mandarin will hum me out and sill tne
by the number of his men."
There was ih<' oalm of desperation in h i
word i '.old, unerring calm, suoh M be had
contracted Irom the Chinese. Ve-, to Shan
mln-yuen Chln-chln-wa had become .
dangerousm in
I wondered inwardly if thedaj of N kon
ing would ever oome, And then my
thoughts returned lo my own position and
to my search.   All was ruined: the edifice
of my hopes had tottered, indeed, for days ;
now llu: whole lay a:i a mass of crumbled
dust beneath my feet,
" And William Norris," i said, hall
speaking to myself, " what of him '"
" You  arc  right,"  said  Chin-ohin-wa,
"There is a greater tiling than my rovongc
that can wait; bul Willlsm Norn i huh' be
found."
I looked at him strangely. Would this
mail novei adtr.il despair" In the Is - ol
daunted';
I did not know Chin-chin-wa, to doubt
him then.
" I wish to be alone," he said; " there is
much that I have to think upon. I shall
come to you in the othcr chamber within an
hour."
I left him at once, merely pressing his
strong hand, as 1 passed him, in token of
my sympathy ; and then I, too, was alone
with my own thoughts.
Are my thoughts worthy the recording?
I do not know, but I note them down. This
was the tenor of the inquiries forced upon
me by this last crushing blow.
Why was Chin-chin-wa banished from
Pekin? Why had thc mandarin conceived
a hatred for him so great es to cause him to
use his influence to expel thc exile for a
second time? Did he tear rivalry in auy
way.' How could he'.' Or could he have
learned of the bribery of his servant ? That
might be. But no : in some way the misfortune which bad fallen upon us was due
to our meeting in the eating-house.
In some way it was connected with
that; I felt sure of it. And he,
the mandarin, had banished Chin-
chin-wa, tho old exile, having power
against him on account of his former
captivity; whilst against me he had noth
iug, for none could say I had done a wrong
iu seeking to become Chinese. Was this so ?
and was this why I still remained unnoticed, whilst Chin-chin-wa was banished ? It
would have been a curious coincidence indeed had I been banished by the mau to
whom 1 might have gone as a guest. As it
was, Chin-chin-wa alone suffered, and suffered through being with me, for some cause
which might arise trom the mere evil of
Shan-min-yuen's mind, or from suspicions
suggested to him that we were spies in the
Chinese land.
As to what was now to come, I could see
no hope,
What could I do in Pekin alone���for
alone I should be assuredly, since Chin-
chin-wa left me in two days. It was true
that he might live outside the walls in constant communication with mo by courier;
but without his assistance, and with no
knowledge of the language, what oi me,
what of Norris ?
Alas, the swallow bore its message, then,
n vain after all 1
I passed into a state of dull despair, looking forward to days to come, in which I
should continue to live a solitary, useless
life in Pekin, hoping, always hoping, that
my time might come, and yet waiting for
years in vain,
And some time the shadow of Shan-min-
yuen's enmity for Chin.chin-wa or for me
might descend in s )me terrible and unforeseen way,
Who was his euemy-Cbiii-cliin-wa or I?
CHAPTEK XIV.
Notwithstanding that Cbin-chin-wa had
said, " There is the greater thing than my
revenge," it seemed to me that we hudcome
to a complete standstill, and that his mind
was entirely dwelling upon his own misfot-
tune during these leaden-footed h jurs.
There was now no chance, indeed, of our
ever entering by bribes the Imperial City,
for this would have taken weeks to accomplish ; but that despair should now have
seized upon Chin-chin-wa, as I fancied it
had done, I could with difficulty bring myself to believe. How far did I misjudge
bim in the conception of such a thought!
Once, indeed, I fancied that his mind
was at work upon our search, and that was
when, upon the morning succeeding the
reception of the decree he aaked me, in an
absent way, for the paper brought to me
by the swallow,
I gave it to him, but I did not think that
he was then in a condition of mind to attempt to penetrate to the bottom of the
well���to fill that gap which was still as it
had been months ago.
To my surprise, he had said but little to
me since the conversation which had immediately ensued upon the reading the message of the court.
I felt that his grief was such as I could
not relieve���that 1 must leave him to his
own thoughts, as he desired to be left; for
the misfortune seemed to have changed him
in some way that I could not understand
And this was the change, as I soon discovered.
His every effort of mind was now turned
to the determination, to discover ami save
William Norris before the expiration of
the time appointed ; and thc result of this
determination, and the working of his mind
was shortly to be disclosed.
1'or my.self, I knew not what to do. I did
not feel that I could upbraid Chin-chin-wa
fora lack of interest in our quest, for Icould
understand hew terrible to bear must have
been the dccrS; of exile passed upon him
now. True, it was not what it had been :
It w-as merely that he was forbidden the
oity of I'ekin ; but that was sullicient to
prove thatthe exile was, aftor all, but partly pardoned, and more than enough to cut
bim Ui his heart,
Chin-ohin-wa had retired to his chamber
and UOt liking to disturb him, 1 cast about
in my own mind what tvas ftttosl tor mo to
do
That Chin-ohln-wa's Urns was already
drawing to an end was obvious. I fully
understood, too, that with his departure
from Pekin I was left as a useless a��ont,
and I felt that action alone (even lobe mcie
ly walking in the streets), would satisfy in
i email degree my craving to do something.
Ti. ll I should not disturb (dun dun wa 1
determined, because I felt that In good
time he would come to me and 1 re-
ipe ted what 1 believed to In: his grief.
I bus .' oatne that I decided upon venturing forth alone for an hour or two, intending to return lor l.'hin-i Inn wa, ind to
break In upon him then, whatever might be
Ins feelings.
I made nigns to the dealer that myroturn
would be within two hours, and then, not
knowing whethor he understood me or
otherwise I lefl the house, and net out
waikniK briskly, it littlo mattered when:,
aloe;;  I he due ������ o\ 'fed roads,    In time - a
considerable timo it must havo been, for I
had   wandered oo   without looking at my
mo ii   I oamo to a itraugoparl ol the town,
near to one of lie gatCS, where I hud   not
been before, snd whore something of a fan
was being held in narrow, paved streets and
(I  ,1-1
- I was Interested In the various articles
foi sale, and thus strolled onward, purl
ly   forgetting    my   misfortunes    in   lhc
novelty   of   tho   surroundings,    Then
luddenly It ooourrel to me to rctraco
steps.   I commenced to do so, with tin
upon me that I had bet myself in the great
city of Pekin.
1 tliink that few morc unhappy days have
fallen to my lot. Blaming myself bitterly,
I grew more uncomfortable in my own mind
as I proceeded. Every direction seemed to
be the wrong one, and I speedily realized
that I was hopelessly lost. Many hours
passed, and all this time I had been wandering to and fro, without idea as to where
I was, but still striving to reach my home
again hy prolonged perseverance.
If a man be lost, in Pekin be may realize
its easiness. I knew little of tne part of
the city in which I found myself. I know
something of Pekin, but I do not know to
this day iu which portion of the oity lay
that curious ohl fair or bazaar which first
led me astray.
Time moved on, and the sun sank, and
still I wandered ou,
As I was about to turn, fer perhaps the
hundredth time, upon my steps, I saw a
little shop which I recognized as having
passed once*previously ; and from that fortunate incident I succeeded in finding my
way to the Marblo Bridge and then, without much trouble, though the distance was
a long one, back again to my Chinese home.
It was almost dark when I arrived there,
and in a terrible state of dust and discomfort ; and glad indeed 1 waa, to know that
my poor tired feet, cramped as they were
iu Chinese shoes, had succeeded in bearing
me home at last.
When 1 entered the courtyard, I found
that Chin-chin-wa was awaiting me in a
very perturbed and anxious state of mind.
"Vou wandered, I suppose," he said with
a touch of acidity in his tone ; "and did so
at an hour when every moment is of value to
us. Do you recognize the truth that tomorrow by noon I shall bo with you no
longer?"
" To-monow," 1 answered, taken aback
by the words; "it is nol to-morrow, but the
succeeding day that you leave me. Vou
had two days, had you not ?"
" You are wrong j it is two days, indeed
but ou the third day I havo to leave before
noon ; to-morrow is the third day. Yesterday, the day on which tbey came to me,
was the first; to-day is tho second; and on
to-morrow, the third, I am an exile from
Pekin by noon."
" Aud," I replied, stung to thc quick at
the thought of the hours wasted alike by
Chin-chin-wa and by myself, " I looked
upon to-day as the first day: for the word
was given late in thc day, and yesterday
can not have been considered as a day."
" You forget," answered Chin-chin-v
" ahis paper bears a date,
"And how long have you known that
your time was so short ?"
" Since yesterday, when I received the
paper, it did not strike mc that you could
have misconceived."
"And knowing that," I said, "you still
let the morning hours pass today until I
went out, leaving you to your thoughts. I
should not bave left you thus had 1 understood.   Now, indeed, there is no hope."
" You are wrom,'," he answered. "Much
valuable time ha3 been lost���not all. An
hour ago, waiting for your return, as I have
waited for hours, not venturing forth, lest I
should miss you, for you went without my
knowledge this morning, and I knew not
where, all seemed to mc to be lost: now
there is still a chance."
"Achance, where;"
"You have returned: and we have the
morning hours���several hours before noon
to-morrow, During these hours it may yet
be done,"
I looked at bis face, which was set and
resolute, and it Hashed across me that my
absence had causo him a deeper pain than I
could know.
" What do you mean?" I aaked. " There
can bono hope now."
" There is hope," be answered. " I believe that I have found the man we seek."
I could not believe that I beard true. My
hopes had reached the lowest ebb. Chin-
chin-wa was right: I had done wrong. A
day wasted in the oity, as it had coins to he
wasted by mc at such a time���the last
day that be and I should have spent together
���it was too terrible to be true. And yet it
had been so by an evil mischance which had
led me astray ; aud still, in spite of all,
Chin-chin-wa said:
" There is hope. I believe that I have
found thc man wo seek."
" I do not understand," 1 answered wearily.   "Therecan bono hope."
Listen to ms," said Chin-chin-wa; "I
i-wa,
Srli'iifilie .lira 1 unlili lo ij-rre.-Siimi- I'-ii'h
known do- Certain.
If seems a somewhat startling fact that
at this late day philosophers should be discussing the question, " What is Sleep?"
and should annouuee entirely new views
and ideas on the subject. The human race
has been sleeping nearly one third ot its
time for the past 10(1,000 or 200,000 years,
and has certainly had enough experience
with it, but it would seem that we do not
fully understand the matter, do not quite
know what sleep is, how it comes about, or
even its effect. One thing, however, is uow
accepted as proved���that the condition of
the blood vessels of the braiu, and, indeed,
of such tissue as thc optic disc, is an anemic
one in sleep. As drowsiness comes on the
surface of thc brain grows paler in colour
and the lack of red blood is noticeable when
such conditions arc observed. The theory
ot Dr, James Cappie of Edinburgh, and of
some other eminent scientists, has been to
the effect that the veins of the pia mater,
thc inner membrane of the skull, arc capable
of congesting and dispersing comparatively
large quantities of blood ; that congestion
produces vertigo and "senselessness," or
stupor, and that the dispersion of blood
from the brain cells produces a slight compression ou lhe surface of the brain, and
thus brings about sleep. The braiu being
less active, the circulation of blood to the
brain is supposed by tbis theory to be
diminished, and as the blood in tbe brain
cells has passed into the veins thc effect
will be to cause a slight yielding in the
brain and a pressure upon it,
Aud now comes forward a great German
scientist, Herr Roseiibaitm, with an entirely
new and original proposition���that the
anemic condition of the brain iB due to an
excess of water in the cells of that body, a
son of water on the brain. Sleep, accord'
ing to this theory, is especially a matter of
nervous action���the fatigue of the nerve
cells which communicate with the heart
and bring about a change in the circulation,
The nervous cells are full of water when
sleep comes on, which during sleep passes
into thc venous blood as waste, while the
nerve cells receive nourishment from fresh
arterial blood. When the process is entirely over the sleeper awakes, unless he is
disturbed sooner. According to Rosen
baum's theory, sleep is not only healthy because of the rest it gives the entire body,
but actually invigorating iu itself. Those
who have imagined that slumber was simply
quiet and rest for an overworked and fati^
gued mind or body will be surprised to
learn that the scientists are divided iu
opinion as to whether it is pressure on the
brain, similar to vertigo and other atta:ks
which produce unconsciousness, or a mild
form of hyroeephalus,
my
im
will tell you alb I have found William Norris ; for I have heard his cries. He is confined in the Temple of Confucius.''
" It can not be, it is impossible."
"See," be went on, "thero is the paper
filled up. I have put in the words in red
ink, with a sharp knife. There is nothing
lacking now ; there is tho swallow's message
aa it was given to Hie bird by William Norris, It is wonderfully simple, when we
know the truth."
I looked at the paper.
It seemed to have heen filled aa by a miracle, tho whole fitted so exactly ; for Chin-
chin-wa, with Chinese skill of band, had
written thc missing part exactly as the rest,
and the completed whole read thus:
"In God's name rescue me;
Lose no timo, I am Imprisoned
In tho Tomplo of Conf uolus, in
I'ekin, by llie Chineso. Tenth .Swallow.
William Norris, September, W-
May Hod help mo!''
" And now," continued (Jiiin-chin-wa, as
1 continued to ga/e upon tho paper, " Wo
are near the end. Either wo savo William
Norris, or wo ourselves perish ;for I at least,
in lhc face of the order of tlie court which
banishes nie from I'ekin, refuse to leave the
city unless that man goes with mo when I
go,"
" Lot us lose no time," I criod excitedly ;
" let us go to the temple at once; come I"
"Stay I"came tbo firm reply.     "At
niglt we  can do nothing: to-morrow we
shall succeed."
" Then you havo a plan ?"
" I have."
"Toll me all' I said; and I remained
Btaiidlng whilst he spoke. So great was
my interest that 1 did not notice that bis
tale was a long one. 1 remained on my feet,
with a mind thirsting for thc whole truth,
until at length ho ceased,
(TO UK CONTINUED,)
im-lid" result that I strayed from my way  1 sella banan
Understood His Business
I   nil Vender���" Why yon nolu tella me
move on ?"
Policeman-" Your cart is not in the way
there."
fruit Vender- " Den I put ita iu da way,
and I wantayou tella me move on."
Policeman���" What Ior ?"
fruit Vender���" Dat maka big crowd aud
The Oauadi&n Prairie.,-
" If the horse could stand it," said S. At
Rowbotlian, a well-known resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba, " a man could leave Winnipeg and ride 1000 miles west and northwest over a level prairie before he would bc
obstructed by the mountains. This gives
an idea of the great territory lying west of
Winnipeg, which, to the Eastern man,
seems away out of the world. Tbe aoil of
this prairie produces the finest spring wheat
grown anywhere, and this enormous plain
I've just mentioned will in a few years bc
the creat granary nf the world. Eastern
people have a misty idea of our ccpnuoivo
territory. Wc are just commencing to
grow wheat compared to a decade hence,
though our crop two years ago was .'10,000,-
000 bushels.
"We bave but little snow, and iu the
many years I resided in Manitoba I never
saw the tops of the bright prairie grass
covered. Cattle fairly roll in fat and we
aro becoming agreatcattlccountry. Whilo
most of our settlers are from across the
water, yet the number from the Westeru
States is yearly increasing. We have no
Wild Wost frontier scenes. There are oo
settlers killed over disputed claims, as ha.i
been an every-day story in the West for
years. Our homestead laws require a three
years' residence of six months each. Land
may be pre-empted, too. Cold has been
discovered in wonderfully rich quartz deposits a few miles east of Winnipeg, and
paying mills have just been erected by Min
neapolis capitalists. I predict a ' rush' to
thc Lake of the Woods district next year.
Winnipeg has 35,000 inhabitants and is a,
thriving ciiy, Our winters are cold hut wo
do not mind them. The atmosphere is dry
and the days are clear, fresh and sunny,
murkey weather being almost unknown."���
[Washington Star.
The Best feed For Horses,
Oats is thc best grain to feed horses in
good health. Barley is next best. For a
steady diet, corn is not wholesome and, if
fed alone for any length of time, is certain
to produce ill ell'ects from indigestion. Oats
have about the right proportions of nutritious and coarse matter to bc healthful,whit-
con! has a very large per cer.t. of strong
food. Old or enfeebled horses, should be
fed ground food, a good mixture being four
buihols of oats to one of corn. Twelve
quarts per day of this ground mixture will
prove a good feed for any horse while plowing or doing othor heavy farm work. Whole
com should be soaketj in warm wator for
six hours before feeding. Once a week
givo horses a feed of wheat bran. An occasional Iced of potatoes, apples or roots
will prove beneficial, and the animals will
relish the change of diet,
A Hurricane of Ducks.
The crew of the steam tug Plymouth
which has arrived at Philadelphia front
Boston, state that during a hurricane on
the lllfh while in Vineyard Sound, they
were attacked by a large Hock of wild ducks,
which had licen carried to sea by the wind.
Attracted by the powerful electric light on
the masthead the ducks flew against tho
side of the tug's deck-house. The mate
went on deck, and several nf thc infuriated
birds attacked him with such violence that
he tell.   Fifty of the ducks were captured,
Soldiers Improving in Morals,
There has been a great yearly diminution
during the last ten years in tbe number of
soldiers in military or civil prisons in Eng
land and Wales. In 1SS4 there were 1117
soldiers in English prisons ; in 1891 there
were 483, and on the .'list of last December
there were but forty-four. Last year not
one soldier was sentenced to penal servi
(uric. The expulsions for misconduct havo
decreased since 1SS8 from 2020 to 1590, 'J.UIH..V a iiiiiLimnti.il ���uuviiiui-'
The New Legislative Edifice in
Queen's Park, Toronto.
ItMdipUoii or the Pile -The Decorations
or lhc Legislative Chamber-Arrange-
mentorthc Id'pai'lmeills -Thf Speaker's
Quarters -The Library and Other Accessories.
The new parliament buildings in the
Queen's Park, Toronto, which are upon the
sveof completion, and will be formally
laken possession of by the people's representatives on the 4th of April, form a most
striking and imposing block of buildings.
A more appropriate or advantageous site
sould not have been selected, for the beau-
���.ies of the partially wooded park add grace
and grandeur to the pile, and, as viewed
from University avenue or from any of the
other coigns of vantage in the neighborhood,
ii makes up a colossal monument to the one
hundred year's progress of the great province of Ontario. The architectural forms
observed in goneral outline show the
principles of the classical and Roman
schools, while the decoration and details
of constructions partake of the Celtic and
Icdo'tiermanic.
THE PRINCIPAL FRONT.
To the south, centring on University
avenue, is the best single facade. Its central pavilion appropriately expressing
civic authority by tbe externalizing and
-���entralizing of the legislative chamber and
"s dependencies, an expression of purpose
hitherto overlooked in the designing of
buildings of ibis character. This stately
pavilion measures 120 feet by 116 feet, and
2S3 feet high, boldly treated on three sides
wi'h series of radiating arches, sturdy,
clustered columns, accentuated angle turrets aud quiet fields of walls, delightfully
enriched with carvings in many of its parts
and surfaces. The whole is crowned by a
pyramidal roof with elongated domical turrets at each angle, taking the place of the
stereotyped dome or tower.
The base or lower storey forms tho ohief
entrance, prolonged to a breadth of some 6f>
feet, composed of three arches flanked by
the base walls of the accented angles. Here
is concentrated a wealth of enrichment,
jrcat roll mouldings, each differently treated, carved clustered capitals, wall bands
and friezes, appropriately suiting the character of the building. Thc grand entrance
archway is made finely and most practically
effective by an approach of successive plat-
iorms and short flights of steps, which give
dignified accord between porch, loggia and
steps. Above the chief entrance porch, the
centra! arch of which is IS ieet wide by 24
feet high, are three very large arched windows which light the legislative chamber
!rom the. Booth, Above these windows
stretches the great sculptured frieze���a
:arved surface 60 feet long and 15 feot deep,
.n low relief, peopled with [symbolic sculpture, so disposed and grouped as to conform
to the four circular windows introduced
therein, and in the centre the seal of the
���province. This well designed allegorical
���reatment of frieze not only enhances the
refinement and purity of the architectural
screen below, but most appropriately expresses the power and authority which has
its throne beneath those roofs.
On either side of this grand central
pavilion are the east aud wesl intermediate
wings and corner pavilions, stretching out
Ms principal facade to a length of 433 feet.
Each section is in proper scale and proportion to the legislative pavilion, preserving
the same dignified symmetry between part
and part, and yet varying in the successive
���toreys and in general massing, so as to
���dearly indicate the relative importance and
purposes of the different apartments.
THE EAST AND WEST FACADES.
The east and west facades, each of 25S
ieet in extent, manifest solidity relieved by
ranges of great, round-headed window
arches and extremely impressive covered
mtrances and driveways, consisting of
three massive archways projecting from the
walls of the building and supported on
":arge circular, buttressed piers.
The north facade with its boiler bouse is
treated with cloister effect aud flanked
by the east and west intermediate wings,
which are very pronounced, while at the
northern terminal of either wing are gently
accented entrances to the 'speaker's apartments on the west and to the departmental
wing on tho east. The chimney and extraction shafts, arranged in harmony with
the series of pyramidal roofs, form most
pleasingskylines, and produce an elfect from
the wooded park to the north which is
grateful to the beholder in the careful simplicity of its lines and the studied breadth
if its general treatment.
THE INTERNAL ARRANGEMENTS.
The buildings in plan form a double let-
ter E, covering an area exceeding 76,000
square feet. In its principal features the
arrangement is the same on all floors, excepting as regards the grand staircase,
which is one flight only, beginning on the
ground floor and leading direct to thc apa-
cioiis lobby of the legislative chamber, This
staircase, with its ample dark slate treads,
red tasselated paved platforms ami richly
treated wrought and cast iron mclal work, is
consonant in feeling with its surroundings,
well disposed and thoroughly lighted. Two
ether largo public stairways iu either wing
give access to each of the storeys, and four
electric power passenger elevators aro conveniently arranged In various parts of the
structure.
Entering the buildings by the central or
grand entrance the visitor finds himself in
a spacious hall leading direct to the main
���itaircaso, to the legislative chamber, whicli
U, as has beon already stated, the predominating feature of the pile.
THE LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER,
Its dimensions are 82 x 65 feet, and 50
feet high. The speaker's dais, executed in
San Domingo mahogany, richly carved, is
Iilaced at the south end, with the press gal-
ory immediately behind and forming, as it
woro, a part thereof. The speaker's gallery, treated in uniformity, runsaccross the
opposite or north end, and on either side
are located tho ladios' and visitors' galleries.
Those latter aro greatly increased iu heauty
try the massive arcades fronting them, ami
they are admirably successful as to sight
lines, as overy member on tho floor of thc
chamber can bo Been therefrom from whatever point he may arise to address tho
hoiiKfi. The lower walls of the clianihcr to
the height ot nine feet are wainseotod iu
panelled, moulded and carved sycamore and
mahogany, und above this the plaslcring Is
richly decorated and moulded in low relief
In keeping with the design of the building
the decoration of the legislative chamber is
in the Romanesque style, the vigorous forms
and florid coloring of that school being well
exemplified in the treatment, The maiu
portion of the ceiling is taken up with a
free rendition of the arms of the province,
the coloring of the fields being obtained
with diapers of maple leaves and the framing a beautiful scroll, through which is entwined a maple branch. The novelty of
the design has been criticised on account of
the disregard of the wood ribbing, the lines
breaking through it at all points, but a
glance at the design of the wood ribs shows
that a careful following of each panel with
a border would have produced a heavy ami
monotonous effect. The freer treatment
adopted is justified by many of the finest
examples of European ceiling work. The
large eight-foot cove contains an upright
design in Romanesque foliage, with medallion forms in the centre of each panel formed by the carved trusses. This cove has
been deservedly admired for the skilfu|
handling of strong color displayed.
In the spandrills formed by the window
arches and tympanum arches of the north
and south walls are four colossal groups
of figutes representing "Moderation,"
"Power," "Justice" and " Wisdom," surrounded by heavy scrolls, while in the
spandrills on the east and west walls two
figures carry tablets, on which are inscribed
the dates "1702" and "1892," the years
respectively iu which the legislature wis
inaugurated and the centenary of the same.
The beautifully modelled enrichment of the
arches is treated in warm tones, wiped
with transparent color and resembling
somewhat a stained or antique marble.
The main walls are simply panelled with
a gold border, and are a rich yellow brown.
The whole scheme is of course studied
mainly for a night effect, but when the
broad glare of light from the vast south windows is subdued the day effect will be
equally satisfactory.
THE DEPARTMENTS.
The departmental quarters occupy the
whole of the east wing and east central section of the buildings, and on the ground
floor overflow into the west central section,
where the crown lands section of the administration has its home. The commissioner,
with his personal staff, occupies the suite in
the east corner pavilion, and the many
branches of this extensive department, including the sales and free grants, the surveys, patents and roads, the woods and forests, accounts and the mining bureau, are
accommodated in the offices on either side,
The northern end of the eastern extension
is given up to Hon. Mr. Dryden and his department of agriculture, the bureau of industries and the oflices of the inspector of
factories.
The mezzanine, or first floor, is occupied
as to the east wing by the offices of the attorney-general and his staff in the corner
pavilion, with the council chamber adjoining, and to the north in the same wing are
the quarters of Hon. J.M, Gibson, provincial secretary : the inspector of asylums
aud prisons, the department of insurance,
and the office of the inspector of division
courts,
The second floor of the east wing accommodates the public works department in
tho corner pavilion, where tbe offices of
Hon. 0, F. Fraser and his staff are located. The provincial treasurer, Hon. Richard
Hareourt, has bis quurtoi-o iu the northern
portion of the same floor, while the license
department, the department of the adminis
tration of justice and the offices of the
registrar-general are provided for in the
northern portion of the east central sec
tion,
Above these, in the attic pavilion, the
draughtsmen of the architect's and engineer's departments have a local habitation,
THE CENTRAL SECTION,
The ground floor of the central section,
west of the main entrance, is given up, as
already stated, to tho overdo* from the
crown lands department. Above this, on
the front floor, are the postoffice, members'
hat and coat rooms, and members' lobbies:
and the corresponding section on the second
floor is utilized for the approaches and anterooms to the several galleries of the legislative chamber aud the ladies' retiring
room3.
THE WEST WINfl,
The ground floor of the west wing is arranged for committee rooms; Mr. Speaker's
apartments, with separate private entrance ; the Queen's printer's quarters, etc.
On the first floor are the balance of the
speaker's suite ; members' smoking room,
dining and reception rooms; the library and
librarian's quarters; the reading room, and
additional committee rooms; and the second
floor is devoted to reporters' rooms and
housekeeper's quarters,
The basement also provides no inconsiderable accommodation, in addition to the
boiler house, furnished with six multitubular steel boilers, and machinery for the
manipulation ot the vast and intricate heating, ventilating and electric lighting system
which supplies the whole building.
Hero are located the carpenter's shop,
and quarters lor the mechanical engineer
and the plumber. Under the speaker's
quarters in the west wing are placed the
restaurant, kitchens, caterer's departments
and living rooms, and the laundry. There
are also five spacious vaults for the storages
of the deeds and documents of the crown
lauds department, and storage rooms for
the Queen's printer and the postmaster.
aa   a ��uu uv a   va   aua
The Partnership'
An old bachelor was recently married.
Ou returning from the honeymoon he took
his wife to the farmyard saying: "Come,
I'll show you my pigs and my horses."
The bride said; "Now, John, remember
we're married, and what's yours is mine,
and what's mino is yours. Say our pigs
and horses."
Next day ho agaiu mentioned some of
Ills belongings.
"John," she said, "I corrected you
yesterday for saying my pigs and horses.
Can't j ou say our*:"
In the morning John was groping about
the bedroom evidently in search of something.  His wife asked:
" What are you looking for ?"
He meekly replied: " I'm looking for our
waistcoat."
Money in It-
Jones���What are you doing now !
Billy Fastboy���I write for a living,
dunes���Ho you write for tbe newspapers!
Hilly Fastboy���No ; 1 write every week
to the old man to sond me some more money.
Maninj la an Open Boat-Murder anil
-Caunlballain by the l.iiiil.hul Sailor.
-The "ilor.a or the Wreck of (licThek
la.
Seldom has there been told a more grew-
some tale than that of the three sailors who
have been confined in the prison at Ritze-
buettel, under charge of murder and cannibalism. They are the survivors of the
crew of the ship Thekla, and after drifting
about for thirteen days on its wreck, almost dead from starvation, they killed and
ate the flesh of the fourth member of their
ghastly party, All three are young. Olaf
Andersen, of Tonsberg, in Norway, is
twenty-two ; Christian Hjalmar Jaoobson,
of Christiansund, is the same age; Alexander Johansson, born in Fiskerbekilde, in
Sweden, is in his twenty-fifth year. The
murdered man, of whom all three speak as
" the Dutchman," was theeldest : he was
twenty-seven. A correspondent of the
" Hamburger Nacbrichtcn" has interviewed the prisoners, and gives the following
account:
The first to step into the small court is
Olaf Anderson. He is of middling height,
and of broad build, stoops slightly, and has
long swinging arms. His head, covered
with fair curly hair, is a massive one, the
forehead high, and his face, which is not
without some intelligence, is beardless,
bloated and colorless, and his fleshy under-
lip hangs down. His steel gray eyes, with
the tired and sad look, only raise themselves now and then, and very unwillingly from the ground. The impression
that Olaf Andersen makes is not an unfavorable one. One might imagine him to
be an uncouth fellow, but by no means a
wicked one,
"Olaf Andersen, sit down and tell me
your story.
" You mean about the Dutchman, sir?"
" Yes, about the Dutchman."
Olaf Andersen looks down and begins to
speak. His voice sounds hoarse, and he
speaks without hesitating, as if he knew
there was only one thing now and for ever
that he could relate, and that was about
the Dutchman.   Olaf Andersen began:
" We left Philadelphia on the lst of December. Up to the 20th we had a good voyage. Then in the North Sea the bad
weather began. Great seas broke over the
vessel, and the ship was lost, She began
to break up. Two masts had gone by the
board, but that did no good. We were to
take to the boats, but while they were being lowered they capsized, all but one.
Those who could manage it jumped in, the
captain and some others���altogether eight.
Those who remained behind climbed into
the rigging. We did not see much of each
other, and at first did not even know who
had stopped on the wreck. For what with
the continual rolling of the vessel and the
billows dashing over her we had as much
as we could do to prevent ourselves being
washed away. When we were able to look
about a bit we saw that there were four of
us, Jacobsen, Johanssen, the Dutchman and
I. This was on thc 22d of December. We
all four had nothing to eat, not even a tobacco leaf: not a slice of bread. It had all
happened so suddenly. Besides being so
hungry we could not sleep, for we sat in the
scuttle, and it was very small. W hen sleep
got the better of one a wave came and struck
one on the head and face, which caused
great pain, so sleep was not lobe thought
of. This made us feel very had. We suffered greatly. Ships passed us, but did not
see us, for we bad a deal of foggy weather,
or it was night. We certainly saw them,
these strauge ships, even in the darkest
night, for our suffering made our eyes sharp,
but tbe others had not such eyes, so they
passed on and saw us not."
Olaf Andersen of course related all this
in broken sentences. The questions bad to
be put to him singly, whereupon he
answered without any hesitation. In his
statements he made the impression of a
man who, although not quite sure how to
express himself, was yet quite sure about
what he wanted to say.   He continued:
"On the thirteenth day���it wasa Friday���
the sea had calmed down ; the weather was
clear. Dew had fallen iu the morning, and
we licked it off the topmast and the mauila
ropes as far as we could reach. This gave
some of us courage. But not all, The
Dutchman, for instance, was quite desperate,"
"Could you make yourself understood
with the Dutchman ? Did you speak bis
language, or he yours?"
" There was not much talking goir.g on.
Nobody cared to talk, and had scarcely the
strength to do so. In order to prevent
ourselves boing frozen to death, we climbed
from tbe scuttle to the forecastle, which at
this time stood above water, and from the
forecastle back again to the scuttle While
standing there somebody spoke the first
time of it. Who it was I don't know. It
is sufficient to know that it was spoken.
One of us was to die so that the others
could live. The Dutchman said he did not
care anything about bis life. Ho would
die. But we others said that if it had to bc
it must be done fairly, as is tlie custom in
such cases,'1
Custom I Why, have you evor heard
of such a frightful custom';'
" Yes; and we decided to do it that way,
First Ve waited from morning till noon.
Perhaps after all a ship would como. But
none name. Then the Dutchman began
again. He aaid that we wcre to mako au
end of tho matter, one way or thc other;
he could not bear it any longor, So wo descended again to the forecastle, one after thc
other. When there one of us tore off a
piece of linen and divided it inlo four parts,
one of which was shorter than tho others.
This short one meant death. The man who
drew that was to die, and the Dutchman
drew it."
Olaf Andersen passed tho back nf bis band
over his brow. This was indeed the only
sign of excitement shown by him, Ho scill
spoke iu the some hollow tone as in the
beginning.   He continued:
"Tho Dutchman became very still, and
we remained so too, All at once he turned
his face to the sea and his back to us, nnd
that was the sign. Nono of us likod to look
in his face. I from behind passed my arms
round his chest. Jacobsen did tho samo with
his legs, and Johassen stabbed al him with
his knife,"
"And you really ate him?"
"Yes, wo ate of it on that day and
on the others till the Danes arrived and
took us off.
"And you did not think ol anything
while doing so���not of Ood, not of your
parents ;not chat you were depriving yourself of tho right to live among men, aye,
even of calling yourself human beings 1"
.....   ��...        ��. V  (.((UUjjIlt Ul  UULIUUg.
"And not even before this ?"
" Thirst, hunger and sleeplessness���these
were all we could think of,"
Hc pressed both hands to his head, as if
he would like to banish the demons which
were called up by the memory of those
awful days.
Christian Hjalmar Jacobsen, the second
sailor who partook of that dreadful meal,
is somewhat smaller, hut thick-set and
much more versatile than his companion,
He is also broad and has a heavy gait,
sways his body and swings his arms. His
hair, coarse aud dark, is combed over his
low forehead, his eyes are black and piercing and very restless. His face, beardless,
like Olaf Andersen's, is bloated and somewhat swollen around the chin. His manner
is more determined than Ids comrades, and
his statements are also more decided. He
accompanies his words with lively gesticulations, bit am hearers do not gain the impression that the remembrance of his crime
makes him suffer, as we noticed now and
then in his companion Olaf. The genoral
impression that this fellow makes is much
more unfavorable, especially when, while
speaking, his thick lips part aud show his
powerful set of teeth, liut the third man
is the most uncanny looking, namely, the
Swede, Alexander Johanssen. He is thickset, with a figure resembling somewhat
that of Jacobsen, hut much morc agile,
The bristling roddish light hair surrounds
a square forehead. His face, covered with
spots, is set iu a thin beard of light red color ; his eye3, overshadowed by short, yellow, bristling eyelashes, are washed out
and colorless, reminding one of a common
jelly-fish. His eyes flicker like a light blown
by the wind. This wicked eye seems with
one look to try to learn the intentions of
those present. Alexander Johanssen had
on landing been sent to the Seaman's Hospital on account of his frostbitten feet,
and has only just returned to his companions, Christian Jacobsen and Alexander
Johanssen are both convinced than what
they did is natural and excusable under
the circumstances. One of them was obliged
to die if the others were to live.
" At such a price! Are your live3 more
valuable than that of the murdered man?
And what can your lives in future be, when
you think of what has happened? Kven if
the rembrance makes no impression upon
you, do you think that you will ever Hud
work again in your calling, or new comrades
who will work side by side with you ?"
They seemed surprised for a moment.
They had up to now not considered their
position iu this light. But they soon answered in the same dull, imperturbable
manner: " Ob, yes, sir; we shall find
work again, and comrades, too; for, you
see, the great hunger and (hirst and want
of sleep were the reason of it. If the Dansk
had only come three days sooner we should
have liked it better, but she did not."
DYNAMITE ON A SHIP.
Bombs Found la .Snch a Poaiiiou That
They Would Have Destroyed Ihe Vessel.
A New Y'ork despatch says:���It has just
come to light that before the ship Cyrus
Wakefield sailed from San Francisco on
Friday morning two dynamite bombs were
found in her hold. Iu consequence of this
the officers of the ship refused to sail on
ber, and remained in New Y'ork, positive in
the belief that there i3 some scheme about
to sink the craft before she reaches San
Francisco. The story of the dynamite among
the cargo of the ship is told by one of the
officers on the ship who refused to sail with
ber after the finding of the dynamite, and
is as follows: "The first case of explosives
or bombs was found two weeks ago, when
the ship was loading. It was discovered by
the stevedores on the port side of the ship,
with planking laid over it. The dynamite
was in an iron cylinder, and was so fixed
that when once at sea the plunging and
rolling of the ship would cause it to explode." This discovery caused no little
apprehension among the officers and
crew of the ship, but as there was no
addresses on the case or any clue as to
how it came to be in the ship, apprehension was allayed and the work of loading was continued and the instance waa
soon forgotten. Work went on, and the
ship continued to take on a general cargo of
everything, trom railroad irou to bird cages.
There was also a large consignment of oil in
casks. By a coincidence or otherwise this
oil was stowed away almost over the dyua-
mite.
Just one week after the case of explosives
was found, consternation was created
among those ou board the Wakefield by the
findingof a second case. This was on Thursday last, the day before the ship was to sail,
This case of explosives was arranged as was
the first, and it also was found between
decks and like the first wason the port side,
On tho finding of the second bomb Capt.
Morton refused to go to sea on the Wakefield and another ollicer also declined to
ship, Another captain willing to take the
ship out was found, and on Friday sbo put
to sea. The Cyrus Wakefield is a wooden
ship of 2,700 tons register, She carries a
general cargo and is fully Insured, as is thc
cargo. Why or how tho dynamite was put
on board no one knows,
J-UlUir' AMD IMTEBESTING.
Malaria is most dangerous at sunset.
There is a hog in Atchison which chew*
tobacco.
Breedingpug dogs is ooeof the industries
of Osage City, Kan,
The meanest and most disagreeable uncle
is a carbuncle,
If time were money the tramp would be
rolling in wealth.
A contented spirit may he all right, but
itis death to enterprise.
"This is a call to alms,1' as the man said
after a charity sermon.
Some youths shave against the beard,
while others shave down only.
There are, it seems, about .'100 woman
undertakers in the United States.
A bootless attempt���To get upstairs
without being heard by your wife.
A bridge should never be condemned
until it has been tried by its piers.
A mau is uot always popular simply because he plays in a win sum way.
Cats are the poets of the lower animals.
They alone cultivate the mews.
However nell-bread a baker may be, he'a
generally a loafer with a white cap.
Blue is a favorate adjective for tbe impossible in popular phrase and fable.
The largest Canadian fish hatchery is at
Selkirk.   It has a capacity of 150,000,000.
It takes H��" gallons of oil a year to keep
a large-sized locomotive in running order,
"My gratitude is greater than I can express," as the thankful dumb man wrote tea
Ids benefactor.
Curiosities About Swearing.
During Cromwell's reign laws against
swearing wcre strictly enforced by the officers of the Commonwealth. Every oath
was counted. Fur a single oath a man was
fined (is 8<l, but the charge was reduced to
3s Id each on "taking them by the quantity." Thus we Hud in the curious old records of that date that Hunifrey Trevett,
"for swearing 'by (iod' ten times," was
fined 33sand oommlttedto "gaol" iu do-
fault of payment therefore. John lluishe, of
Choriton, was convicted of swearing
"twenty-two oaths and two curses" atone
time, and "four oaths and one curse " at
another lime. William Harding, of Chit-
tlchampton, for saying several times "upon
my life," was adjudged to bo within tho
act of swearing, for which he was forced to
pay a lino of (Is 8d, At auothor time, one
Thomas liutland was fined for saying "upon
my troth ;" Gilbert Noithcotte had to pay
,1s 4d lor saying "upon my life," and
Thomas Courtis was lined heavily for saying "Cod is my witness." Thomas Olll
said: " I spoak in the presence of Cod,"
and was lined for his pains, whereupon be
bad a minister arrested for using the same
phrase in a soruon on the following Sunday.
The monkey goes to tliosunny side of the
tree when he wants a warmer climb,
A resident of Henry county, Georgia, u
tbe owner of a hen's egg that weighs a quarter of a pound and measures eight inches ia
circumference.
Mrs. John Smith, of Kingston, Ont., who
is 90 years old, is reported to be cutting a
new set of teeth. Five teeth have already
made their appearance.
A man named Ilorison,chaplain of Trinity
College, Dublin, had only one eye, Much
merriment was aroused when he advertised
in a local paper for a " single resident
pupil."
A wonderfully good imitation of maple
sugar may be made by flavoring ordinary
brown sugar with au extract of hickory
bark. It is said to be almost indistinguishable from]the genuine.
Successful experiments have been made
in France relative to the introduction of
telephones for use in welfare, The telephones are organized in sets of two men,
each set being provided with equipment for
a mile line.
The longest single span of wire in the
world is said t* be used for a telegraph line
across the river Kistuah, between Bezorah
and Sectanazoum, in India, It is over 6,000
feet long, and is stretched from the top of
one mountain to another.
Some time ago a thief entered the Newark, N. J., smallpox hospital and stole a
quantity of muriatic acid and a complete
rubber suit used by the attendants. It ia
believed that tbe thief was a tramp and did
not know the character of the place he rob-
bed.
One of the official duties of the new lord
steward, tl.o marquis of lireadalbane, is to
preside at Buckingham palace over pi oliah-
ly the most unique little law court iu
Kngland. It possesses jurisdiction to settle
any questions or differences that may arise
solely between office bearers and servants of
her majesty's household.
Some fashionable New Y'ork restaurants
permit their customers to make their own
tea. Every table is provided with a dainty
teakettle, which the waiter sets to singing
by lighting the spirit lamp beneath it. A
lacquer caddy with several compartments
offers a choice of brands of tea,out of which
the customer chooses and brews his own
cup.
Cortez ohtaiued In Mexico five emeralds
of wonderful size and beauty. One was cut
like a rose : another in the shape of a horn;
a third in that of a fish, with diamond eyes;
a fourth like a bell, with a pearl for a clapper : the fifth was a cup, with a foot of
gold and four little chaius, each ended with
a large pearl. He had also two emerald
vases, worth 1100,000 crowns each,
A novel measure of protection against
thieves and other crooked customers has
been instituted by the Bank of France. An
instantaneous photographic operator is
placed in such a position that he can, on
receiving a signal from the cashier, take a
photograph of the person then at the window. A valuable record may be thus preserved of the person to whom a check is
paid, or whose identity it may be necessary
to establish.
C.J. Bosnian, of Valparaiso, Chili, pro
poses to sail from that city to Chicago in a
17-foot velocipede screw-propeller boat. Her
course Ins been mapped out along the coast
of Chili southward and through the etrait
of Buenos Ayres, thence along the oaat
coast across the Carribbean sea and the
gulf of Mexico to fNew Orleans, and on up
the Mississippi to the Illinois river. He
hopes to exhibit himself and Iiis hoat at the
world's fair.
According to an old legend, the baby's
dimples mark the spot where angels' fingers
touched the child In bearing it from heaven
to earth, but unromantic doctors bave a
different explanation, They say that dim-
lea probably result from defective develop-
men*, of a muscle. When the muscle is called into use the defective portion fails to
respond, and a hollow is left, into which the
llesli and skin of the cheek,for example ,fall,
and thus the dimple is formed.
Dr. Samuel Johnson rpokc vigorous Anglo-
Saxon English, but in writing exhibited a
fondness for Latin polysyllables. Just tho
reverse of this was true of Lord Tennyson,
who used many words of Latin origin in his
conversation, but in his verse showed a preference for simple words. Ho was aBked
once if hc took pains to rewrite and polish
his poems, and answered " Yes: and I find
that in tho case of almost every correction
I have iiubstitued a Saxon for a Latin
word."
A policeman of Passaic, N.J., made a
bold leap to catch a departing ferry-boat,
but the distance proved to be about two
inches too much for him. Ho struck his
breast against the edge of the boat, and
dropped iuto the river. Hc was saved by
a man whom he had persistently persecuted,
and whom he had arrested a dozen times.
" Shure," said the shivering policeman, as
ho bugged and kissed bis rescuer, " Oi got
mc chist almord, but me trunk dropped
j into the wathcr.' WANTED,
SALESMEN, local and travelling,
to represent our well-known house.
You need no capita! to represent a
firm that warrants nursery stock first-
class and true to name. Work nil the
year; $100 per month to tbe right
man.���Apply qnick, stating age, to
L. L. MaykCo.,Nurserymeu, Florists
nnd Seedsmen, St. Paul, Minn. Tbis
house is responsible.
NOTICE.
WE, the undersigned 'Bns-ownere
of Kevelstoke, will, on and after MONDAY, April 9th, positively uot curry
nny party or person (except guests
Arriving or departing from hotels)
without a charge being mude therefor.   (Signed)
VV. COWAN,
AB1UHAMSON BliOS,
MOWN k CLARK.
Eevelstoke, April Cth, 181)3.
NOTICE
The Licensing Bonrd will sit nt the
Courthouse, Kevelstoke, on Thursday
June 15th, 1893.
Revelstoke, April 20th, 1893.
NOTICE
A SITTING OP THE COUNTY
COURT will be holden at Kevelstoke
bu Tuesday, the 23rd day of May,
1893.
J. KIRKUP,
Registrar.
Kevelstoke, April llth, 1893.
Irentleru for a Permit to cnt
Timber on Domiuion Lands
in the Province of British
Columbia.
QEALBl) TENDERS,addressed
, ) to the undersigned and marked
bn the envelope "Tender for a permit
to ont timber, to lie opened on the
22nd of May, 1893," will be received
nt this Department until noon od
Monday, the 22nd day of May next,
for a permit to cut timber on that
portion of the sonth-west quarter of
Section 12 lying west of Timber Berth
71, nud tbe whole ot the soulb-*-*��t
tjunrter et section 11, Township 22,
1 dingo 11, west of tbe (ith Meridian,
jn the snid Province, nnd containing
hn area of 320 acres, more or less.
The regulations mtdtr which ;t permit will be issued may be obtained
What'sjininame?
"A Rose by any other name will smell as sweet."
a��� m*	
Yet there is something in a name. We r.ee hi commerce, long nfter the
excellence of un article bus censed to I.e exceptional, tbe idea Ingoing on
that there still remains the superiority which at one time drew fame.
There are many brands of Flour now in the market which are entitled to
rank of the first quality, and the
HUNGARIAN PATENT
SOLD   BY   ROBSON
IS ONE OF THEM.
Having placed in tbo hands of tho people of Rovelstoke a first-class
Flour at a reduced prico, he looks for an appreciative patronage.
Always get Robson's prices, and when found lowest act fairly and buy from
J bim.
New Spring Goods.
We nre showing a complete range of Men's, Ladies', Misses' and Children's*-
Bouts aud Shoes, and our
Prints have arrived.
Also a btrgo slock of Cottons. Mnslins, Press Goods, Laces and Trimmings,.
Art Muslins, Chambrays, Carpets, Matting aud Art Squares.
T. L. HAIG,
NOTARY PUBLIC : REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent.
FIRE, LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE.
CONVEYANCING:   KKNTS & ACCOUNTS COLLECTED.
MINING CLAIMS Bought and Sold.
KEPRESENTATIVE OF THE KOOTENAY SMELTING AND
TRADING SYNDICATE.
OUR
ry
This Spring is tho best anil most varied stock ever shown horo, and our
prices the iuwest ever offered.
II. N. COURSIER.
Si BROS,
GENERAL MERCHANTS,
Revelstoke, New Denver
and Nakusp.
agent for TROUT LAKE CITY, UU CiTY, MKUSP & other
TOWNSITES.
V LARDEAU V
DEALERS    IN
DRY GOODS, PROVISIONS,
SUPPLIES, .
Is sitnatpd at tlie head of the Nortli-East Aim of Upper
Arrow Lake. It is Ihe easiest point fiom which to enter the
remarkably rich mines of the Lardean and Fish Creek Dis-
tricts. It will have the advantage of both rail and steam,
boat lines. The C.P.K. will begin the building of a Hue *"���<>>��
Revelstoke to the N.K. Arm of Arrow L.ako ..�� soon ��<��� the
weather will permit. LARDEAU i.s at the head of navigation on this Arm, and will be the terminus of steamers and
that ot the Lardeau & Kootenay Railway. There is no
question that the Rich Mining Districts which are tributary
to LARDEAU will attract thousands of Prostrectors and
mit will be issued mar ne ooiaineo | ""* ,������,,��� t<a��-n
bt this Department, or at tbe office of j Capitalists dnring the present season, and that a lai ��<, low n
the Crown Timber Agent at New i ju gM)W np ���f ,*iat point. The history of Kaslo will be
^tStL nrnst be accompanied repeated at LARDEAU this year, and investors in Kootenay
��t nn accepted cheque on a chartered ! nr0nertT should study the situation. Kaslo, in many fn-
Bank, in favwtr od the Peiia*.? of tbe * . . . , _A,> t    1 ...... ..... <...���.��, to
���aa-   "a r..    r  .     ���      r     .r a     rfanMI     Vac   ulrVai   V   rei(iVI(l   VH HI   l>OU   10    1��WV |K)r VOUHa IU
Mwisterofthelntonoa-.fortltfaaioim*, Stances, n.is turvauj      i"""
��f the bonus which tho up**Ai*iiBt w investors.
prepared to pay for tbo p*re��t.  ������ ������ ���"*
It will be aeceeaiiy for thp person t>t\W a TT  '
whose a#wier iB aeceptsd to obtain * -p^g lyisdom of an investment in LARDJiiAU is
���permit wftfirn sixtT dars frrxn the _,*���������,/�������   wnociinn
52nd of May nert, and to pay mmj WlthQUt question.
per cent, of the dnesoa tiie tr-aher If '��� .��� ,������
J>e cut nnder such pernrit, rtf-envis*
For fiirtter partienlar?.. pric��a and terms, ripply to nor of tho nnder-
At.
JO..
8H0KS.
'ihe berth mil be cancelled.
No tender by telegraph will be at*- >
tataineii.
JOHN R. HALL,
Heajsetarr
Dppsrtment of the Interior,
. Ottawa, 12th April, 1898.
signed.
ROBERT IRVING, Trostee, Brontf Stmt, Ylcftww.
HI.MfY CROFT, Coloni**! V.nMiug, QateyymttA Street, Tvikm.
DOUGLAS X CO,, 189 Cbrtforo Street, Vtamtmr,
GREEy, RICHARDSON & f (">., .i;.I*irr.p**on BnilrKuj*, Spofcnna
[��. H. LEE, I'.L.S., KAMLOOPS.
FLOUR,OATS, SHORTS AM) AU KINDS OF FRED.
DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
WALL   PAPER, Etc.
Giant Powder kept in stock at New Denver and
Naknsp.
ssrs. 0. B. Hume & Co,,
Revelstoke Station,
GROCERIES
PROVISIONS
BOOTS & SHOES
FLOUR
FISISD & OATS
AMMUNITION
HARDWARE
CLOTHING
MINERS' WOL8
MAIL  CONTRACTS.
bEALBDTBNDBR88ddm��d   G. trrrybkrry.   Dc yoa Write for the Papers-^
>> toiheF*ttw.s.M.tte.��nil GENERAL BLACKSMITH ���.,..  _-���,
GENERAL BLACKSMITH
REVELSTOKE.
will In* reoewed nt Ottawa until m��i\
on FHakv, tin*  l'Ali Mi'.v. I *(��     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
pinTavr��lire ti 'dim  Saflfls OO pfOPOied
'ramtnirlJ fW tour JWH ������> ��rt eate,   Wa.fTrinS and 3.11 kiHfls f)f
V*w^ Vehiolfcs Repaired.
ALKALI LAKE & CTJKTOH
BLOB8PRiNfi8ftVBioios   Shoeing a Soficialt?.
(JOMOX & QRATHAM
inti, until ��<�� 'm Fnrtij, Ibo 1K*h
M;��r, for the narwaan* 'A Ite i.*,;.:lw
bttwrs UOLDBUi ft ST. 8U6ESE
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II' joa ito, ynrr ihtMild have THC
LADDER  OP   JOURNALISM,
.iT'-'t Book for norrwpondents Ite.
-.net   Edltow ind Otam! Wrlturo.
PRICE,  50 CENTS.
wn tm aw out ot pniw, n
ALLAN   FORMAN.
It7NAfMU 8T8EI I  New Yoim. N. Y
UtstowJ-nn rw**aVWthftM*J''ia wldre-
mi   *   ,i:/!M,Hi��'i>.l..��r*l>'i l"r ri(amI,.ac.
Kootenav Lake
SAW Ml IJ,1
C  0  BUCHANAN, PROP
LUMTUaR JAHD   Al
|(>M 'u.iW.i <J
AIN**.WOO TH ��Ar,t.O
liu::'' BtocltH ("i bund.
ConsiRnment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
MINERS' AND HUNTfittS' SUPPLIES.
ALL UlNBsTf   FORS BOCfiHT  LU SOLD
Kailway Men's Keqnisites.
GOODS LOADED ON CAIi'aND"^ll-OAT WFM W ffitMBj
.Mt' ft\/yy\(y
g rim Is for fliri
Kllll ail ISiiV
'Furniture ftUndfl
R.   HOWSON,
Has ft Vwgc Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Cabkcti,
Shrouds, &c.
RAVELS TO Kill    B.O* a\j u oDauiJu.
0! Mother.
"Oh! niollii'r. I want my bonnet tied I
"Mv lull Iiii- lost ii airing 1"
" Must I bc Hobby Barnes's horse!
"Is sis your pltty wing '"
"Say, will you make ih ohloken pie;
" Somebody's hid my slate!'
"' See what an ugly rent, mamma:
1 torediton the gate!"
"0! mother. Mamie's oomtnv in.
With Moll, and Bore, and Fred;
Can we bave cream andeakc lo-lllgfllt,
And send lhe boys to bed!"
"Hear mother, may I wear your -bawl!
I'm doing for a drive,
If Charley should propose, mamma.
May I ask him in at live!"
" 0! mother, send those children out.
They make such fearful din!
I've got my sermon well along.
As far as' What is Sin ?'
And can't you bear in mind that cup
Of strong ten for my head;
And mix a few light rolls and bake .'
You know 1 hate cold bread.
0! mother, mother, should you cea-e
One little hour the care
That day by day. year after year.
For ths dear brood you bear,
It seems thc wheels of lifo must stop.
Rloh mother-love! It spring',
A free, sweet fountain; and it lends
Thc commonest duty wings.
FlSTEi.LK'IiifiMsriN-.
Rjnewinsr Old Chain-
Here is an old set of cane-seated chairs
very much the worse for wear ami not at all
ornamental to the room. The canea are
split and broken, and the comfort of tiie
chair is also gone. It will hardly pay to
take them to a cabinet-maker to have them
reseated; besides, they can be very nicely
done at home. Take some strong pieces ol
bagging or burlaps, cut two pieces to lit the
chair and long enough to wrap about the
rounds that usually held the canes or
splints. Thread a darning-needle with
double twine and sew them on strong,
turning a hem on the upper one as it is sewed to place. When nearlyffitted stuff with
Excelsior, shavings or fine hay, or they can
be cushioned with layers ot old bedquilts,
cut to fit and basted together. Spread on
smoothly and cover with some pretty carpet or woolen goods. Cover the edge with
gimp to match the custion, and tack down
closely with silver or gold-headed nails.
The gimp and naiU can be procured at the
furniture dealers. When the chairs are
done and revarnished they will be found to
be handsomer and more comfortable than
when uew.
THE LITTLE CHAtK.
Is there a very homely little rocking-
chair in the house, handed down from
Master Tom to Miss flossy! If so, I can
assure you she docs not think it pretty.
But it can be made so with very little
trouble. Take a pieci of coarse sandpaper
and rub it until the wood is smooth and
clean. Then paint it a rich cream color
and make a nice cushion, to fit the seat,
idled with feathers or cotton bvtting. Cover
this with some soft baby blue goods and tie
at each side with pink ribbons or cord. Now
make a little roll cushion for a head-rest
and cover with the same. Draw each end
up tightly and finish off with pink cord and
tassels, which should also hold it to the
chair-back.
Women in Publio Positions.
I have read aud heard debated so much
the advisability of our girls entering public
life, placing themselves before the public in
a clerical or like position. For like every
othor subject worthy of attention, it is open
for debate.
The objection is raised " that in coming
in contact with the world in general, with
out the protection afforded them in their
own homes, they learn too much of life as it
is, and thus destroy their trusting simplicity, that indescribable charm." I will admit that as one becomes better acquainted
with the world and its transactions, it must
follow, as in the case of the lapidist, while
he does not believe that every stone that
glitters is a faultless diamond, does he value
a real diamond any the leas because of the
knowledge '.' Ah, no, I believe that a r.oble
minded, well educated woman loses none of
those qualities that God gave, and inteuded
she should use for the upbuilding of that
brightest refuge of mankind, home, Rather,
when her time comes to exert her sovereign
sway over a man's heart and home, she is
better fitted to cope with those adversities
that will come into everyone's life, and can
sympathize more readily with others than if
she had retained her childhood's simplicity
and the belief that the world contains only
happiness in whicli all my sport at pleasure.
Then again I hear it said "she becomes
bold and loses her womanly modesty ;" at
that I most emphatically demur. Because
sue can talk to men without blushing do you
think she would forgive or forget one un-
courteous action toward her.' No! but in
the majority of cases she will never have
the cause, for there is an (indisputable
stamp on a lady's face that compels and re-
ceives deference from even the lowest of
mankind. As the eye is the window of the
soul, so is a womm's character stamped undeniably upon licr face ; the world contains
few men, tnat, without provocation would
bring blushes of indignation to it.
A young girl of good old family, well
educated mid refined, having been trained
from earliest childhood by careful hands,
completes her education in school and come
back to her home in the dawning of womanhood, fresh, nright and " needy." After a
time she finds papa's purse is not as well
filled as it should bo, and thai, uncomplainingly he and mother are denying themselves
comforts that their precious child may not
lie denied those things' wbioh have become
necessities to her. Then tlierc are two
paths open to her.
Shall she continue to receive means from
the indulgent father and require mother to
wear her one dress and bonnet until Mrs.
Grundy wonders why the beautiful Miss
L.'fl mother can be such a fright, or, I an:
sorry tn say, in sheer desperation or from a
sense of duty to her parents, accept a man
in marrlago, whom sho is not sure that
through live she ean trust, honor and ioi'O.
It thai youi.: 1 uly auy the less noble be-
oauieshe IIts I ei eli for and occupies a n ���
mum rulivi po ition '. and hy viewing human
nali ro mme , losi ly. Loams to (listing ush
the real from tho i ountorfell', Will she
m - in dio ,i- ijood, t ten u bolter wife, by
kuowing the wortlj nl money and ri iii; ng
n i (Ulllciilties her husband must ot mitei
�� dh v Inning home and luxury foi her'
v.:,; ibi bo i M- kless In buyl
"littlo  I ..A.   i   n bonnet, onlj lllti i
.... loiiie when woman should
ing to be put in a gilded cage and merely a
useless ornament. She has the power to be
useful and ornamental as well. The first aim
of women should be to cultivate, as far as
lies in their power, the talents God has given
them, when that is accomplished, if they
feel that they can lighten others' burdens by
earning their own money, in part or wholly,
the experience will not harm them. The
standard of womanly purity will certainly
never be lowered bv work.
in the Kitchen
The best bread board is a plain piece of
oilcloth with a hole in it to hang up by.
The dough will not stick to this, and it is
cleansed by simply wiping off.
CANNE0 PARTRinfiK.���Clean the partridges and split them in two. Place them
in a pan, the outside uppermost, and bake.
Baste with melted butter. The partridges
can be baked either in the oven or on top
of the stove, covered with a second pan,
if late in the afternoon and the oven is
poor.
Fabi.va Bahama is a dish of which "Good
Health" tells: For one quart of rich milk
take four tablespoonfuls of farina, and cook
in a double boiler one hour. Add two
tablespoonfuls of sugar, aud when it is
slightly cooled, pour it over thin slices of
banana. Serve without dressing, either
warm or cold.
Those who are fond of a nice, pungent bit
of green salad in winter, are advised to try
young mustard. Take a shallow cigar box,
or pot, and fill it with earth with a little
clean sand on top, and sow some mustard
seed quite thickly on it; moisten the whole
and put it in a warm place. In two or
three days the seeds will have germinated,
and iu a few days more the seedlings will
be big enough to cut and eat. Between
sowing and eating should be ten days, and
one cau keep up as many successions as
desired.
Gint.er Chips.���Rub half a pound of butter in a pound and a half of flour: mix in
half a pound of brown sugar rolled free from
lumps. Add a tablespoonful of powdered
ginger,a teaspoonful of powdered cinnamon
and a teaspoonful of powdered cloves. Mix
well, and stir in a pint of New Orleans or
West India molasses, and the grated peel
of a large lemon. Add a small teaspoonful
of baking soda dissolved in tepid water.
Stir very hard with a wooden spoon, and
add enough sifted flour to make it stiff
enough to rollout. Roll very thin, and cut
with a jagging iron into strips one inch wide
and four inches long. Bake in a moderate
oven. These will keep indefinitely in a dry
place.
A Sdbstitdte For Maple Syrup.���Desiring maple syrup for our batter-cakes when
the store was too remote to furnish our
need at short notice, we prepared the following substitute, which was unanimously
elected to a high position in the bill of fare.
A pound of brown sugar was dissolved in
the least water possible, barely enough to
keep the sugar from sticking fast to the
porcelain liued kettle. It was then boiled
one minute, removed froti the fire, poured
into a syrup cup, three drops of extract of
vanilla added,and behold! nectar, honcy.nor
maple syrup could excel our " lucent sirop
tinct with" vanilla.
Otster Shortcake. ���Make the crust of
a full pint of flour, one and one half tea
spoonfuls baking powder, half a teaspoonful
salt; sift and mix with it a tablespoonful
butter, and milk to make a dough just stiff
enough to roll. Halve it, and roll out to
fit a deep tin; spread a little butter over
the top ; then roll the other half, and lay
over the first and bake. While baking,
prepare the following: Drain the liquor
from a quart of oysters; place this liquor
with one and one-half pints of milk in a
saucepan, bring to a boil, then add a little
thickening, a tablespoonful of butter, with
salt and pepper to taste. Put the oysters
in, and as soon as it boils up thoroughly,
split the cake crusts apart, pour in the oysters, aud serve at once. The delicacy of the
dish depends on eating it at once before the
under crust becomes soaked.
Delicious Ckocolate Caramels.���The
secret of success with these caramels is to
boil to the right thickness, and the length
of time required to bring them to this point
depends on the quality of the sugar used.
Fifteen minutes of hard boiling wiil usually
be sufficient. Six tablespoonfuls of butter,
three pounds of light brown sugar, one cup
of milk, one cake of Baker's chocolate
broken into small pieces, one and one-halt
teaspoonfuls of vanilla flavoring to be added
after taking from the stove. A half cup of
cream may be used for half the amount of
butter. Boil until thick,stirring constantly
after the boiling begins. Flavor, pour into
buttered pans, and when cool check with a
sharp knife into squares. It properly made
the caramels should break apart like maple
sugar.
Why Beat-legs?
Since the introduction baking powder, it
has never been necessary to beat eggs. Let
your materials be good, and after rubbing
the butter and sugar to a cream, add thc
eggs, milk, seasoning and sifted flour, with
baking-powder, and spend the energy yoii
would have wasted on the eggs in thoroughly beating the cake as a whole : then if your
material was good, your cake, no matter
what its name is, will be good also, and il
you grease your pans with sweet lard instead ot butter, and line with paper, ycur
cako will come out whole, no matter how
rich il may be. Beating eggs it a superfluous
I labor handed down by conservative women
since the days when cakes were "lightened"
I with saleratus, ammonia, or beaten eggs
i alone. Furthermore, in all cakes made
! with butter, which are to have a distinct
i color and flavor, as fruit, coffee, ginger,
chocolate, cochineal, pork-cikeand cookies,
eggs are unnecessary. They are needed in
cakes made with no shortening, or to which
we wish to give the color or flavor of eggs,
as sponge gold, and cream cakes, and
doughnuts,   Lei in have more confidence in
 - oaklng-powder,   I have trusted it, lo!
these n.any yeara, and it has not (ailed ine,
Almost a flints'.-   '��� I saw sotnehi A. thli morning for
wl i m you havea grcal idmiration."
II     "Vou did, eh! I guess you musl ha' i
In tl    I     !   :
A gi ntlem in 1.11 ing I ran away
and broke his u ife I I k wa* I ild bj a
ue   hboilngsq wished to pur
chase it for in- wifi to ri le up i ��� ''1 '.it-
not spare it," sal i thi otl ei | "foi 1 may
ie irrv .' ali
.1 Sterile Desert Ti-aiiifiii ineil al it. Over
flow Inlo a i'rultriil I'lirniliae.
By no one, perhaps, have the impressions
pronuccd by the various phases of the river
been so poetically described as by Odium,
who thus describes the low Nile :
" The Nile has shrunk within ils banks
until its stream is contracted to half its
ordinary dimensions, and its turbid, slimy,
stagnant waters scarcely seem to flow in
any direction. 1,road flats or steep banks
of black, sun-baked Nile mud form both the
shores of the river. All beyond them is
sand and sterility, for lhe hamseen, or sand
wind of fifty days duration,has scarcely yet
ceased to blow. The trunks and branches
of trees may be seen here and there through
the dusty, hazy, Inrning atmosphere, but
so entirely are their leaves coated with dust
that at a distance they are not distinguishable from thc desert sand that surrounds
them. It is only by the most painful and
laborious operation of watering that any
tin', approximating to greenness can be preserved at this season even in the pleasure
garden of the Pasha, The first symptom,
of the termination of this most' terrible
season is the rising of the north wind (the
Etesian wind of the Greeks), howling briskly, often fiercely during the whole of the
day. The foliage of the groves that cover
Lower Kgypt is soon disencumbered by it of
the dust, and resumes its verdure. The
fierce fervors of the sun, then at his highest
ascension, are also most seasonably mitigated by the same powerful agency, which
prevails for this and the three following
months throughout the entire land of
Egypt."
Then at last comes the inundation :
" Perhaps there is not in nature a more
exhilarating sight, or one more strongly exciting to confidence in God than the rise of
the MIe. Day by day and night by night
its turbid tide sweeps onward majestically
over the parched sands of the waste, howling wilderness. Almost hourly as we slowly
ascended it betore tho Etesian wind, we
heard the thundering fall of some mud bank,
and saw by the rush of all animated nature
to the spot that the Nile had ovetleapt another obstruction, aud that its bounding
waters were diffusing life and joy through
another desert. There arc few impressions
I ever received upon the remembrance of
which I dwell with more pleasure than that
of seeing the first burst of the Nile into one
of the great channels of its annual overflow.
All nature shouts for joy. The men, the
children, the buffaloes, gambol in its refresh
ing waters, the broad waves sparkle wit.
shoals of fish, and fowl of every wing flutter
over them in clouds. Nor in this jubilee of
nature confined to the higher orders of
creation. The moment the sand becomes
moistened by the approach of the fertilizing
waters, it is literally alive with insects innumerable. It is impossible to stand by the
side of one of these noble streams, to see it
every moment sweeping away some obstruction to the majestic course, and widening as
it flows, without feeling the heart to expand
with love and joy and confidence in the
great Author of this annual miracle of
mercy."
The effects of the inundation, as Osburn
shows in another place, "exhibit themselves
in a scene of fertility and beauty such as
will scarcely be found in another country at
any season of the year ���the vivid green of
the springing corn, the groves of pomegranate trees ablaze with the rich scarlet of
their blossoms, the fresh breeze laden with
the perfumes of gardens of roses and orange
thickets, every tree and every shrub covered with sweet-scented flowers. These are a
few of the natural beaulies that welcome
the stranger to the land of Ham. There is
considerable sameness in them, it is true,
for he would observe little variety in the
trees and plants, whether he first entered
Egypt by the gardens of Alexandria or the
plain of Assouan. Yet is it the same everywhere, only because it would be impossible
to make any addition to the sweetness of
the odors, thc brilliancy of the colors, or
the exquisite beauty of the many forms of
vegetable life, in the midst of which he
wanders. It is monotonous, but it is the
monotony ot paradise.
" The flood reaches Cairo on a day closely
approximating to that of the summer solstice. It attains its greatest height and
begins to decline near the autumnal equinox. By the winter solstice the Nile has
again subsided within its banks and resumed
its blue color. Seed time has occurred in
this interval, The year in Egypt divides
itself into three seasons���four months of
sowing and growth, corresponding nearly
with our November, December, January,
and February: four months of harvest from
March to June: the four months of thc inundation completing the cycle."
 a-a>	
A Aide on a Cowcatcher.
Before leaving Vancouver we had been
given a permit to ride on the cowcatcher.
There had been some difficulty in getting it,
as the officials of the Canadian Pacific had
rather discouraged the idea, and had tried
hard to persuade us that all purposes would
be answered by our riding with the engine
driver; but then they were obliged to allow
that the scenery could be scon far and away
better from the tront of the engine���that
given a strong head the tide on a cowcatcher was delightful, and that several
ladies had dono it already. What other
ladies had done wc felt sure we could do
tno, and so eventually our permit was given
us. It desired the driver of the engine
to let us ride iu front of it between certain
nam. d stations, and it suited that we did
so at our own risk and took all danger to
life or limb on ourselves. It was rather an
alariningiy-wnrded missive, but wo saw
that the order was numbered fur on into the
second bundled, so that ive were far from
being the first people who had treated them,
selves to these risks and danger, and we
took comfort accordingly. We found the
cowoatcher to be an arrangement of iron
bars fast ened to the lower part of the front
of the engine, and so makings kind of blunt
plough in front of it; and il was on the engine wil li our feet dangling over this cowcatcher that we found we had to sit, one oil
each sido ; and there we rode from the fool
oi the Selkirk Mountalni till WO reached
iii;i lol House close to lin- top ol thc pass.
A wonderlul two hours' ride lhat was; the
air whiszing past us, tho huge engine panting and grunting at our backs: such a roar
in our ens li oil, we couldn't hear each other
speak, and mingled feeling of dancer an I
securltj that wen-1 xcitingantl thrilling indeed. Presently oatne a tdnnol, and a tunnel when riding on ll 0OWI itchoi Is ll  thing
to be remombered !   1 saw tho narrow track
in the mountain side, and the next moment
we were in that black hole and plunged into
utter darkness. On and ou the train rushed with a deafening noise through the Cimmerian blackness. 1 had a vague feeling
that I must hold fast for my life, my only
idea the confident one that i should "aee the
light presently; the cold, heavy damp air
whizzed past me; my ears were "filled with
the roar of the train, my eyes ached with
staring ahead for the point of light which
seemed never coming. Then a tiny dash
like a star appeared and in another moment
we were out of the black darkness and into
the sunshine, with the green trees dancing
in the light and the blue sky above us I
Was there ever sky so blue before, or sun
that shone so brightly on green pine trees'.'
Or would ever air again seem so fresh and
warm and pure ? We looked at each other
across the huge engine, and though, wo
couldn't hear ourselves speak we waved our
hands and laughed with joy at being once
more out in the open.���[From "Two Englishwomen on America," by Lady Grey-
Egerton, iu North American Review for
April.
A PITIFUL TALE-
< nplalu   Dim rum I ol' 111.'   Krtllah -aht|>
king Jiidim, Tfll�� HU Story .
A Redondo Beach, Cat., telegram says:���
Captain Driimmond, of the ship King
James, which was burned '.'50 miles off
Point Conception, who, with four of the
crew, was rescued off this beach by the
steamer Los Angeles yesterday, was in the
best condition of any of the men rescued.
After being warmed and fed he began to
recover his strength and was able in three
hours to tell the following story ; After
the fire on thc King James was discovered
it had gotten under such headway that it
wao impossible to stay it. We began to
throw over the cargo, hoping that when the
flames had consumed what was then burning we could put them out. Finding this
impossible, we put out the two lifeboats.
You already know of the escape of the first
mate's boat and the men it contained, We
left the ship March 30 at 4 o'clock <n the
morning. At 6.30o'clock on March..'!l, in
a heavy sea, my boat capsized. Eleven
men including myself, succeeded in clinging to the upturned boat. For six hours
we clung to the boat. It seemed six days.
The men prayed for help. We finally succeeded in turning the boat, when the sea
had calmed, Then, for 14 hours, we remained in water up to our waists. We
bailed the boat out but our provisions and
oars and the rudder were loit. We tore
away part of the covering of the air tanks
to make oars and improvised a rudder.
The second day one man died, and the
fourth three men, including my son,'
Here the captain broke down.
"Some of the men were like maniacs,'1 he
added. "They cried for food and water,
and we exhausted ourselves in trying to
hold them down. Before each man died he
had become incoherent in speech, and would
curse and pray alternately. We could not
go to sleep because we were afraid that
some of the men in the moments of insauity
would cut our throats. As the men died
we threw them overboard. We could not
have stood il two hours longer. We knew
we were near Huereme, and if we had had
oars we could have gone ashore. We were
drifting there when the wind blew us one
again.   Thank God we were saved."
The Mysteries of Suicide-
A Connecticut man took poison and proceeded to make written notes of his sensations. He was saved from death in the nick
of time. His methodical manner of preparing for death and his devotion to science
prove that he is a man of ability, who had no
right to sacrifice a life with which he might
do good. It is possible to imagine conditions under which a logical mind could discover some justi*ication for suicide. Put it
is not thc people whom disease has reduced
to the verge of abject helplessness, mental
and physical that as a rule take their own
lives. The vigorous, healthy people, whose
ambitions are lofty and whose energies arc
great, seem most susceptible to the temptation of self destruction. The intensity of
an energatic nature makes the step from
disappointment to despair the more easily
taken. Theorists are interesting when they
argue that people who are ready to leave the
world should be allowed to do so, bul as a
matter of fact the laws which interfere with
attempts in this direction as a rule reach
people whose spirits recuperate almost as
rapidly as they droop, and who live to won.
der how they could ever havo contemplated
such a step.
LEAPED THROUGH A CAR WINDOW-
A l.iiiinllr'�� Desperate  Attempt To toui
mil SiiliUlr OnnTrain,
As the evening train from the north was
approaching Dundalk, the other evening a ]
lunatic who  was being  taken from Owen j
Sound to Toronto Asylum nskod the guard ���
wilb whom he was silting to allow him to
change place with him.   He and the guard j
wero oooupying one seat, with the lunatic j
nn the inside next the window.   The guard I
kindly  granted    the  privilege,   but  the i
moment   the poor crazy  fellow was ul a I
sufficient distance from the window lie threw
himself headlong through it with the train
at full speed. The guard, however, grabbed
bis legs as he was making his exit and with
the   aid of several of the passengers succeeded iu drawing nim in again.   Beyond
being badly cut With the broken pieces of
glass, the unfortunate  man sustained no
Injuries, Wo understand ihis is nol his iirst!
attempt al suicide.
Grimsby Park.
A Grimsby dispatch says thai the park
management have prepared for the coming
season a programme ot great attractiveness,
Among tho noted speakers from abroad are;
���Kev. Dr. Tulinuge, Rev. Dr, Mclntyre,
now of Denver; Kev. Dr. Willott, Dayton,
O.j Rov, Dr, Morris, of Cincinnati, O.j Kev.
W. K. Crafts of Pittsburg, Pa.; Rov, Chancellor films of Syracuse; Rev. Dr, Lansing
Taylor of Now "i ork, and Rev. Ward Pick-
ar.i of Buffalo,
Some of tho foremost of Canadian Bpcak-
ers will tako pari. The namesof Revs, Ur.
Potis, Dr, Carman, Dr, Brlggs, Dr, Sutherland, Dr. Badgley, Dr. Bumf, Dr, Antliffo,
Prof, Wallace, Prof, Austin, Rev, I, C.
T Iii. Mr, J, L H ig id othei   nro
on tho list,
yueer ttfltnoOa of Fishing-
The traps by which man captures other
animals are the best possible illustration of
his superiority to the rest of the brute creation. Not the least remarkable of his
achievements in this hue are to he found in
the varied apparatus he lias devised for
taking lish.
Iu India a huge funnel of wickerwork is
planted in a stream below a waterfall, and
every tinny creatuiecoming down drops into
it, the water straining out and leaving the
flapping prey in the receptacle, ail ready to
be gathered in.
A remarkable scheme for trapping eels i(
practised in the same country. Barrels
loaded with stones and bait are pierced
with holes and sunk in the water.
Eels, smelling the food, find an entrance
through the perforations; they cannot easily
get out again, and soon the interior is a
wriggling mass of victims. The fisherman
is sure to secure a couple of bushel* at every
haul.
Another trap used in India for a like purpose is a funnel-shaped affair made of long
thom branches and set on the bottom among
the weeds in whicli a certain soi t oi fish find
their favourite hiding places. The latter go
in, but are unable to get out again, because
the thorns all point inward.
In Siam the natives utilise a curious wicker contrivance for fishing iu narrow streams.
The device in question is in the shape of an
inverted vase, flaring at the rim and without a bottom.
While one man devotes his attention to
driving the fish dowu the waterway, another stands ready to clap the basket over
their heads when they come thickest. Having thus penned in a number of them bo
thrusts his arm inlo the trap and pulls them
out.
The Japenese have a remarkable pound-
net arrangement that scoops vast quantities
of fish into anjenormous bag of netting'hang.
ing beneath the bottom of the vessel". In
this receptacle something like thirty times
the cargo can be conveyed to market than
could be carried by the ship in the ordinary
way.
Furthermore, the merchandise is by this
method brought into port alive.
The use of fire in fishing is one of the
curiosities of that employment. In Southern waters mullet are taken in enormous
quantities by boats which go out with wire
baskets at the bows filled with blazing pitch
pine.
For the purpose in view the craft is so
loaded as to bring the gunwale on one side
down nearly to a level with the water, and
the fish, attracted by the light,jump abroad
by hundreds. .Sometimes a big dip net is
used to scoop in the soaly creatures which
crowd in the water toward the illumination.
A machine for taking fish by the wholesale is employed in North Carolina. It i��
called a "fish wheel," and is worked like an
ordinary water wheel by a narrow stream
that ia permitted to give" outlet to a dammed stream.
But it is so constructed that in revolving
it picks up all the fish that pass through,
and throws them into a great box. In the
same State is operated what is termed a
"fish slide,'' which is simply an enormous
tray nude of boards, with a bottom of open
slats, set iu the flow of a stream
As the fish come down stream they pass
on over the tray, and the water falling
through the slats leaves them flapping about
ou the planks, whence they are scoopel up
in dip nets.
Fish nets, by the way, are made from
some \ ery strange materials. The Esquimaux manufacture them from strips of seal
hide and from thin slices of whalebone. By
the Fijians they are constructed of human
hair.
Savages In various parts of lhe world
plait the inner fibres of trei bark for fishing
lines, and the Indians on the Pacific coast
of North America use for the same purpose
seaweed���a sort of kelp which is strong
enough to hold a tinny captive of 150 pounds'
weight.
It is ver) interesting to observe the
development of the fishery from its
origiiul form to the shape it is found in
to day, You will tind the Esquimaux
using a piece oi bone with a bent nail stuck
through it, the lure beiug rendered more
attractive by the addition of two or three
coloured beads obtained from a trader, and
perhaps a couple of the red bills of auks.
Hc knows by experience that certain
sorts of figures carved in the wood, out of
which he makes his bigger hooks, will catch
the greatest possible number of fish, and
so he always uses those.
Originally the hook and sinker of the
fisherman were separate. Then came a
modification, such as is seen in the " mackerel gig'which combined the two in one
pieco of metal. Next came the notion of
making a sinker hook ofa bright substance,
so as to attract the prey.
Later on the modern sportsman transformed the device into the likeness of fish
of bright metal poured into a mould. Now
in this country we have improved on this
trolling contrivance by making minnows
and frigs of rubber, and colouring them in
as lifelike a manner as possible.
But no SUC'h lure ll equal to the bright,
revolving, nickel-plated spoon, with a
brilliant bunch of feathers to disguise the
gang of hooks
However, artificial flies may fairlv be
considered to illustrate the highest development of tbe art piscatorial, the imitations produced in the shape of winged iu-
teen, grasshoppers, and the larv., of various flies are really wonderful.
In their manufacture materials are drawn
from every part of the world. Furs as well
as feathers are utilized in making them.
Dears, bears, monkeys, seals, rabbits, sheep,
pigs, squirrels, d"gs, and even ruts contribute,
Agents arc- sent out from Paris to all
parts of the earth to gather for this purpose
the skins of the rare and gaudy-winged
en atures, Thi se plumes and furs represent
chiefly the wastestock of the milliners and
taxidermists nearly ali of them being
brought from Train e,
The gut molls to which the fly hooks aie
attached are madi from immature silk
worms drawn out to i ie rei uisito lengths.
A Good Fit
Jolliman���"Speaking of Timberley, his
wifo would b - oi lidi red handsome ii it
wasn't for hei fre. kles, wouldn't she:''
Folliman���" In leedshe would, and that's
win he calls her his 'little tri it,''
Jolliman -"Where's the fi nets of thai
pray':'"
Folliman���"Where 1 Why isn't shea,
'speckled be it* .' ' TROUT
���-.   LAK
CITY
WEST KOOTENAY, B.C.
The above town site is now on the market, and lots are being*
rapidly bought up by local parties. It is situated at the north end of
Trout Lake, in the famous
LARDEAU COUNTRY
which is going- to be one of the RICHEST MINING REGIONS in
America. NUMEROUS RICH CLAIMS have been found close to this
town site, which will make it the DISTRIBUTING POINT for an
IMMENSE TRACT OF COUNTRY. It is the only level land at the
north end of the lake. The owners intend to expend money on streets
and other improvements in the Spring. The trail from Lardeau City,
on Arrow Lake, to Kootenay Lake, runs through the town site. Por
the NEXT THIRTY DAYS corners will be sold at $150 and insides
$100.
For further particulars apply to
C. E. PERRY & CO.,
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
HAIG,
Local A^ent,
REVELSTOKE, B.C.

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