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VOL. IV.
REVELSTOKE, B. C., MARCH 25, 1893.
No. 41.
WANTED.
AGENTS to sell our choice nnd
hardy Nursery Stock. We have many
Hew special varieties, both in fruits
and ornamentals, to offer, which are
controlled only by us. We pay commission or snlnry. Write us at once
for terms, and secure choice of territory.���Mav lJitoTHKiis, Nurserymen,
Rochester, N.Y.
WANTED.
A Good COOK nt Tappen Siding.
Wages $50 per month.���Apply to
Genelle Dros.i Tappen Siding.
W. J. LAW.
Merchant Tailor,
(Near C.P.R. Station)
REVELSTOKE,    B.C.
A NOBB** STOCK OF
English Worsteds,Scotch and
Irish Tweeds mid Serges
AT PRICES THAT WILL CATCH
YOU.
FIT AND MAKE-UP GUARANTEED.
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-class Table, good Beds,
Telephone.
FIRE-PROOF SAFE.
���BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS AND
STEAMERS.
Fresh Milk,
I am now prepared to supply
Families and Hotels with Milk at
lowest prices.
PARTIES DESIRING
First Class DAIUY COWS
jwill do well to address
F. FRASER,
Box 217, Revelstoke, B.0.
W. A. JOWETT,
MINING AND REAL ESTATE BROKER,
NELSON, B.C.
Lardeau and Slocau Prospects
Wanted.
A. H, HOLDICH,
Assayer and Analytical Chemist.
KEVELSTOKE,    B.C.
Nearly seven years assayer at Morfa
Works, Swansea, and for over seventeen
years chief analyst to Wigan Coal & 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.
HULL BROS.
REVELSTOKE.
BUTCHERS
AND   WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL  DEALERS
IN
BEEF, PORE, Etc.
Stockholm House
JOHN STONE, Prop.
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wines, liquors and cigars,
THE
COLUMBIA HOUSE.
REVELSTOKE B.C.
The largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good accommodation ; everything new; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached; fire proof safe,
BROWN k CLARK,
Proprietors.
FREE "BUS AT ALL  TRAINS
0. & H. LEWIS,
BAKERS AND CONFECTIONER.
SUFFERS and BALLS
Catered for.
"WEDDING CAKES A SPECIALTY.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
THE
MADDEN HOUSE,
HUGH MADDEN, Prop'r.
REVELSTOKE.
F. MoOabth? -        ���   .   Prop.
First-olass Temperance House.
Board and Lodging $5 Per Week.
HEALS, 25c.      11EDS 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords first class accommodation.
LOCAL NEWS.
Morgan David has several staunch
new boats for sale.
All kinds of Garden and Flower Seeds
at H. N. Coursier's.
Mr. Paton condnoted services at
Grand Prairie on Snnday and returned
to Revelstoke on Tuesday.
C. B Hume k Co. have just received
a large consignment of the famous
Familkonda Tea, at 40c, 50c. and 00c.
per lb.
The Rev. C. Ladner will preach tomorrow in the Methodist Church,
morning at 10,30, evening at 7,30, All
are cordially invited.
Mr. Geo. Thomas, station agent at
Robson, who has been on a two months'
visit to Ontario, returned here this week
accompanied by Mrs. Thomas.
A meeting of the managers of the
Preebyteriau Churoh was to have been
held on Tuesday evening, to discuss the
question of moving the ohuroh. Bnt
lack of a quorum necessitated a postponement.
The attendance at tbe school has been
somewhat affected during the past two
weeks by the absence of scholars wbo
have been troubled with sore throats.
Parents should gnard against their
ohildren getting wet feet.
H. N. Coursier is showing a beautifnl
range of white muslins in check and
stripe, and is daily expecting a large
assortment of prints, delaines, challises
and flannelettes in the latest shades and
patterns.  All fast colon.
A few of the self-constitn ted 400 of
Donald met last week to celebrate the
anniversary of a prominent G. P. R,
official. May they often meet on suoh
occasions. Tbe night being fine and
roads free from ice, no falls or slips
took place worthy of notice.
A. H. Harrison and Gilbert Ranken
arrived here from Trout Lake City on
Thursday, having been three days on
tbe road owing to the softness of the
snow. Their mission was to record 160
acres of ranch land taken up by Mr.
Ranken near Tront Lake. Mr. Harrison
recorded a similar quantity last fall.
Tbe snow is disappearing rapidly, the
weather being warm and moist. Great
patches of ground are to be seen at
several points (for tbe first time since
November) and these are continually
enlarging nnder the genial beat of the
sun, If this weather continues "tbe
beautiful" will be generally ont of sight
by the end of the month.
Revelstoke Brewery is now running
fall time, the annual spring orders having begun to come in. Mr. Allen has
been shipping large qnantities over the
C. P. B. during tbe past week or two,
and tbe Revelstoke label is beooming
familiar to all tbe towns in the mountains and others eastward, and, above
all, the beer is giving entire satisfaction.
Beautifully situated on the Lake
shore at the entrance to the best and
shortest road to the Sloean mines and
New Denver. The beBt fishing and
hunting in the district, with grand
boating and sketching facilities for
tourists and artiste.
The Bar is supplied with the
BeBt brands of wines.liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE,
Atlantio Express, arrives 10.10 daily.
Paoifio       " "     16.52   "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, St. 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 Passengers holding second
class tiokets. Passengers booked to
and from all European points at
Lowest Rates.
Low Freight Rates. Quiok despatch. Merchants will save monoy
by having their freight routed via
he O.P.R.
Full nnd reliable information given
by applying to
GEO. McL. BROWN,
Asst. Gen'l Freight Ag't, V'uoouver.
or to I. T. BREWSTER,
Ag't C. P. R. Depot, Revelstoke.
OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.
Royal Mail Lines,
CHEAPEST k QUICKEST ROUTE
TO THE OLD COUNTRY.
Proposed Sailings from Halifax.
CARTHAGINIAN.. .Allan.... Feb. 18
MONGOLIAN    "   ....M'rohl
NUMIDIAN     "   ....    "   18
LAURENTIAN    "   .... April 1
PARISIAN    "   ....    "   15
LABRADOR.DominionLine.. Feb. 25
VANCOUVER        "        ..M'ohll
SARNIA  " ..    "   25
LABBADOR..        "        ..April 8
VANCOUVER        "        ..    "   2Z,
Cabin Uo, 850, 860, 870, 880 and
upwards.
Intermediate. 830; Steerage, 820.
Passengers ticketed through to all
points in Great Britain and Ireland, and
at specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from all
points.
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke;
or to Robert Kerb, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
If
You Think   ,
' any kind of�� crop will do, then "*
���any kind of seeds will do; but for
Ibo best reaulu you should piavnt
FERRY'S SEEDS.
I Always the best, thty ire recocnlia-d ���
tbe standard everywhere.
Ferrr's feed Anneal Is Ihe moat
Important book of [be kind r'*>���   '
Uabed.   It Is Invaluable to I.
planter.  We wnd It free.
J). AL FERRY & CO.���
WHIDS0K,
Oi".
Kipans Tabules euro constipation.
Ripans Tabules euro colic.     ^..
ON TRIAL POR 90 DAYS.
The flneet, completest and latest lint of HW
tries! appliances In the world. Tbey have neves
failed to cure. We are so positive of it that we
will back our belief and send you any Ileclrlcai
Appliance now in tbe market and you oan try It
for Three Month*. Largest list of testimonials
on earth. Send for book and jonrnal free.
W. I. Baer Ic Co., Windsor, Onr..
A fire broke ont on the roof of the
bouse ooenpied by Messrs. Maunsell
and Barohard on Monday evening, owing to a defective stovepipe. Mr. Bar-
chard was alone in tbe bouse, being laid
np through an accident to bis foot,
oaused by an axe while chopping wood.
In getting up to extinguish the lire the
wonnd commenced bleeding afresh, and
Dr. MoLean had to be called in to attend to it. Neighbors came in and put
out the fire before much damage was
done. Mr. Barohard's foot is progressing favorbly.
Mr. J. W. Haskins, who baa been
visiting the ooast cities during the past
fonr months, returned to Revelstoke
this week. He has disposed of all his
interests in the Orphan Boy and the
claims on the Haskins Ledge, near
Tront Lake, to responsible parties.
These claims ��� more especially the
Abbott and King William-will be developed and worked this summer, the
latter being in an advanced state of development. Mr. Haskins will take np
his old occupation of prospecting in the
Lardeau aa soon as he oan go in. He is
one of the pioneers of tbat famous
mineral region, having discovered and
developed tbe Orphan Boy in 1891, besides making several trails there,
Bnbe Allyn and Chas, Kelly gave their
high-class entertainment in Peterson's
Hall on Wednesday evening to a very
good house, Rube Allyn's versatility
places bim in tbe front rank as a pnblie
entertainer, hia oharaoter sketches being
true to life and bis dramatic ability of
the first water. Whether pathetic or
humorous be kept the audienoe in rapt
attention from beginning to end and won
enthusiastic applause. Mr. Kelly is
well known in the west, and bis mag-
nifioen ( voice was beard to tbe best advantage in the solos on Wednesday
night. He was recalled for bis rendering of "Simon the Cellaren," and bis
guitar solos were thoroughly enjoyed,
the "Retreat of a military band" especially so. But tbe audience was not responsive enough to bring out Mr, Kelly's
best points. A soloist needs cheering
applause to warm np to his work,
Spring Millinery will be open for inspection on April 3rd at H. N. Coursier's
Miss Graham will start for Donald
and Golden on April 3rd with a large
range of Millinery and Fancy Goods.
Mr. J. Mackintosh, an old Revelstok-
ian, ia paying us a visit and renewing
old friendships. He comes from Kamloops.
You oan get a good felt hat, a splendid flannel shirt, a well-fitting serviceable tweed suit and a pair of watertight
boots for 812 at H. N. Coursier's.
A meeting of the Rovelstoke Quadrille Club will be held at the secretary's
office on Wednesday eveuing, April 5th,
at 8 o'clock, for the transaction of business.
The Columbia Quadrille Club held its
fortnightly dance in Peterson's Hall on
Thursday night. There is some talk of
the olub winding np the season with a
oalioo ball.
Rev. A. R. Macduff will officiate at the
C. E. services in the schoolroom, Palm
Snnday (to-morrow), morning at eleven,
evening at 7.30. Holy Communion at
morning servioe.
Mr. Paton will eonduot servioe in tbe
Presbyterian church to-morrow at 7.30,
Sabbath sohool at 2.30 p.m, in the
ohurob. Wednesday prayer meeting in
Mr. Paton's house at 8 p.m.
At the Presbyterian Church last Snnday evening Mr. Laing conducted tbe
servioe and spoke on���I. What constitutes a Christian? II. How does a man
become one? Ill, How do men know
him to be one?
From the B. C. Gazette:���All plaoer
mining claims in West Kootenay Distriot legally held may be laid over from
the 15th day of Ootober, 1892, until tbe
lst day of June 1893.-N. Fitzstubbs,
Gold Commissioner.
Dr. MoLean has removed to bis new
bnilding on MoKenzie Street, and is
now in telephonic communication
with tbe central office. The new drug
store is replete with everything necessary to a first-olass pharmacy.
The Thursday night's dance of the
Revelstoke Quadrille Club will not be
held next week on acoount of the follow,
ing day being Good Friday. The last
dance will take place on Tuesday, April
ttb. It is with no small amount of regret
that many are looking forward to the
close (for a time) of these pleasant "reunions," wbioh have been the source of
so muoh pleasure, and which have
served so well to enliven the long winter
whioh we are leaving behind us. Socially
speaking, it would be hard, indeed, to
find a gathering whioh oould surpass
them, and we understand that financially
the club is equally successful. Surely
these two faots speak volumes for the
management, to whom great praise is
dne.
A rook slide ocenrred last Snnday
morning, just after tbe Paoifio Express
passed, in the Eagle Pass, about one
mile west of Revelstoke, Several tons
of rook oame down ou tbe traok from a
height of abont 100 feet, and had the
train been Btruok it wonld bave been demolished. The rails were broken and
several ties smashed. Mr. Foley's gang,
nnder tbe management of Mr. R. Wet-
more, roadmaster, were employed all
the rest of the day iu oleaiing the traok.
Late in tbe afternoon some more rock
came away and a Fiolander named
Jaoobson was Btruok on the head and
rendered nnconscious. He was brought
baok to the station and plaoed under the
oare of Dr, McLean, aod is now doing
well. Jaoobson is the man who was
shot in the mouth by a fellow countryman at the station a few months ago.
BOATS FOR SALE.
Several first-class
sale.���Apply to
MORGAN
new Boats for
DAVID,
Revelstoke.
REVELSTOKE QUADRILLE CLUB.
The Semi-annual Business Meeting
of the members of tho Revelstoke
Quadrille Club will be held at the
ollice of the secretary ou WednBSDAs"
Evening, April 5th, at 8 o'clock.
I. T. BREWSTER,
Secretary.
THE
Revelstoke Pharmacy
IS NOW OPEN
to the Publio of Revelstoke and the
surrounding district with o
complete Stock of
DRUGS. CHEMICALS,
PATENT MEDICINES,
TOILET k  OTHER ARTICLES
PERTAINING TO THE TRADE.
EDWARD LIPSETT,
Sail, Tent and Awning Maker.
CORRMUADhiNOE.
[addressed to the editor. J
The Editor cannot be responsible for the
opinions expressed by correspondents,
The Big Bend Trail.
Sib,���Your artiole on the Big
Bend oountry in the Stab of the 18th
ult. meets my views exactly, with
the exception of the sentence quoted
below; and not mine alone, but of
others who have read it, who have
had personal experience of that
oountry, and know that it has been,
and still is, rich in both placer gold
and gold quartz; and, knowing that
qaartz mining is expensive, capitalists ought to be induoed to go there.
Then the artiole goes on to say "It
will be useless to ask the government
to spend money on tbe trail under
present oiroumstances"and concludes
by Baying, "But we believe that the
time is not far distant when Big
Bend will bea place of too much importance to be cut off from its source
of supplies as it is now,"
Now, sir, that oonoluding sentence
contains the whole thing. We all
believe the Big Bend has a great
future before it. The words of
propheoy are on my lips���a future
before which the dark face of the
galena deposits of West Kootenay
will pale, so to speak; but that future
will always remain extremely dim so
long as the Big Bend remains almost
a terra incognita. So if Canadians
wish to be held up as a laughingstock to Americans, on account of
our want of enterprise io not trying
to develope our known natural resources, then, I Bay, let Big Bend
remain as it is. But it is high time
we ceased to laugh at being ridiculed. Rather let us lift up our
voice on high and implore the
Powers that be to give us passable
trails, so that prospectors will not
have to turn baok when half way
there on account of grub running
short. Let us not lay baok and say
it is "useless" to ask tbe government
tn spend money, but let it be urged
upon tbe government tbe necessity
of opening up tbe Big Bend country
at the earliest possible moment.���
Yours truly,       PROSPECTOR.
Revelstoke, March 17th, 1893.
[We stand corrected.���Ed.]
HORSE & WAGON COVERS,
Bags, Hammocks, ko.
WATERPROOF BLANKETS & COVERS
TENTS FOR SALE k TO RENT.
69 WATEB 8TBEET,
VANCOUVER,   B.C.
GEORGE SHIE1,
Taxidermist
OLD  POST OFFICE,
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
All kinds of specimens of Animals,
Birds and Fishes carefully mid naturally
mounted. Several local Specimens on
view uud for sale.
DEER AND CARIBOO HEADS A SPECIALTY
WANTED.
TWENTY MEN to load ties at Notch
Hill. Wages $2 per day. Board $4.50
week.���Apply to Genelle Bros., Tappen
Biding.
C.P.B. Branch from Kevelstoke tu Arrow Lake,
With regard to tbe various rumors
eonocrning the building of tbe
branch liue from here to the Arrow
Lake we have received the following
letter from Mr. Abbott, Uenerul
Superintendent C.P.R., Vancouver:
"Dear sir,���I regret that I am unable
to give you any definite information
as to the company's intentions
about the branch to the Arrow Luke,
but I fully expect we shall build
down to the head of Arrow Lake this
season, and I am sending out a party
to complete tbe surveys as soon as
the season will permit.
"Yours truly,
" H. Adboit,
"General Superintendent."
J. W. Haskins, of Revelstoke, has
made a race with Albert Hameu, who
is Baid to come originally from one
of tbe New England States. The
race will probably be ro��ed on
Kootenay lake, and will be for a
trophy aud 8200 or ��250 a side. The
course will be three miles, one-aud-
a-half and return. Mr. Haskins has
been down here for Ihe lat-i fortnight
training for thu event, and is now in
good oonditiou. Jordan and Bob
Johnson bave been training him, aud
he will nee Johnson's boat, which he
took up with him yesterday, The
race will probably take plaoe in
about a fortnight,���Colonist. LATE FOREICN NEWS.
London pays yearly in police pensions
��222,858, and the real of England pays
��213,487.
Snake bites caused lhe death of nearly
42,000 Hindoos last year.
The Princess of Wales is a graceful skater
*nd rarely misses a chance of enjoying a bit
of good ice.
It is proposed to hold a grand national
���exhibition in Geneva in 1896, en the model
of thc Zurich Exposition in 1X811.
" Scotch whiskey" made in Germany is
3s��ing largely imported into India. The
wholesale price, delivered, is sixpence a
'j��rt bottle.
A census of the Hungarian gypsies taken
am tho last day of January this year shows
ihe total number of that curious people in
Hungary to be 185,000.
Coal of an excellent quality and in largo
���Jepoeits has boen discovered at Djebeli
Bdou-Feyaz, in the district of /or, in Asia
Minor.
Mrs. Langtry and the Duchess of Mont-
rose hive joined John Strange Winter's No-
Crinoline League. The league now numbers over 11,000 members,
An aid orange peddler in Amsterdam has
���lied and loft his heirs $80,000. He was a
miser and orange-skins were good enough
ior him to eat.
Pamphlets in which the necessity for the
passage of the army bill is pointed out havo
barm distributed among tho scholars in
public sshools in German cities.
Pare Charmatant, founder of the order of
the Whito Fathers, who was born in Franco
in 1811, has been appointed to succeed the
Site. Cardinal Lin igerie as Primate of Africa.
There waa a phenomenally low tide al
Venice the same day thesevero earthquakes
occurred i.i Xante and Cephalonia, some two
��*��iks ago. Several of thc canals were left
B**ita*ely without water. Many gondolas
were stopped or stranded.
According to Pierre Loti, Carmen Sylva
in a rapid writer, and consequently her work
iii wanting in polish and her thoughts are
teat always expressed with clearness and iu
nrder.
'It is said that ex-Kmprcss Eugenie's villa
-U Op Martin will be a very picturesque
structure, as the interior is to be superbly
-Steorated, Eugenie proposing to hang the
principal sitting rooms with Gobelins tapes-
Sly.
The London County Council will give its
support to proposals made to open the
"South Kensington and Bethnal Green
museums on Sundays. It will impose a
condition thai no ollicial of the institutions
���sfetll be required to work more than six
days a week.
The fear of thehoopskirt invasion is ily-
tug&way. The Princess of Wales has decided that she will not wear a cage skirt,
and, of course, nobody else will do so.
The little Crown Prince of Germany
5>mmiscs to become as daring and expert a
itsiirsemaii as his lather is. He races on the
Arabian pony the Sultan ol Turkey sent
ban with the adjutant who gives him riding
Seasons, and almost invariably wins.
W. H. Preeeo, President of the Institu-
Stou of Elootrioal Engineers of London, said
is j. recent speech that as tlie result of late
teaeovery the cost of electric lighting will
*KM1 lie so materially reduced tint it will
lie only half that of gas. Ho offered no par-
Sicalar8,
J'he "Minor Peels'' of Great Britain are
staking efforts to form a trade union, or
'"���brotherhood,"as they prefer to term it,
"for purposes of defence and protection.
Iii-.-y seek to bring about a better apprecia
*:ov. of minor poets and to secure ior them a
-��� it us m the community,
The late Duke of Marlborough's will con-
^vns the following peculiar ana characterise
t&e clause;" I particularly dislike tho ox-
laaiveness of family pride, and desire not
be buried in the family vault at Blon-
m, but in suohconvenientplaceas    hers
if oiy generation and surroundings may
lily use."
Tiie novel called "An Exquisite
-   ioh has attracted considerable atten
rna out to be by Miss Poynter, the an-
' or of" My Little Lady.''   The publish-
.. ��� ighl -1   ighl;   f it th i! they resol ��� ���
in the experiment of issuing it m ny-
���   . ly,
Che papers of Buda-Pesth says I
n irk iv ' -. ue of theregeni
went mad suddenly 11 iw w ������-.
mat ��� i     -., >   it difficulty thai he
sstrained    It is aaid h
asylum for the insane and thai
' iiii   I of hia recovery.
.r of i ipl ire by ii ilia;     iganda
���   Mm   Pattil
. .       ��� hei father.   She seei
'   ������       ,. ��� wt ������  'i   :������:: t her   ipl
s rate .'j iga-
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.   i :��������� ri I of her  ������ he pins
. li tin '
Fhe value of agricnltnral land in East
Yorkshire,   estimated   it  ��37,500,000  in
J78 haa leprei later! Clo,000,000iin
Ute,   Lhe capital of the tenant farmers,
���hioh was ��4,500,000 in 1878, is now itat-
asdtabe ��2,5fl0,000, ind ll la estimated
**ki* Ihe  farmers of the  Em*.   Killing  of
IT-arkahira have  I isl  ��300,000 during the
f.i*. season.
i, penult ploughing near the village of
?ffr'-.';iii in Spain two weeks ago turned op
ju amphora filled with gold and silver
ataias, all in a good state of preservation.
Tbe gold coins aro somewhat larger than a
93 ���>���!)', piece, and the silver ones abont the
site of a dime. Ononesideof both isthe
ascriptioni "Sabina Augusta Badriana,
��i K. A.," and on the obverse is engraved
As,, figure of a Roman foot soldier,
Loudon policemen, oratleaatanotinoon-
inferable number of them, are trying to
farm a labor union, About twenty police-
:;-.'.a, "said to already be members of a un-
iasi," were present at a mooting of trade
���aioniata in that city reoontly, and i old of
lie grievances of the police and their dc ire
���-��� I md themselves In a union for tho pro
��� etion of their Interests. It was said atrin-
.- ' ordors had been given that any polico
.-.-.mi found attending this meeting would ho
*'n.rerely dealt with," It was resolved
H -all a mass meeting of llie polico, and
literward t publio mooting and to Invito lho
. libor M.l'.'s to be present, In order to 00n��
��� Htr the union project.
There died some  two weeks agont Hal
lladorry, on the shores of Looh Dorry, a
centenarian 1 nan rebel named Lonnar Kyan, |
who witnessed many of the stirring events
of the rebellion of 1708. He was born in
1780, and he fought in three engagements
with detachments of the English army,
those of Cappawhil, Cullohill, and Monas-
terevan. He was a hale old man, and
six years ago, when 106 years old, he built
unaided the house in which hc afterward
lived, except that neighbors roofed il for
him. Leas than a year ago he thatched a
paitof the roof himself, and every Sunday
up to within three months he regularly
walked a mile and a half to mass. His
wife, who lacked two months of being a
hundred, died but one day before him.
As the winter has progressed il has been
necessary in Russia and northern Europe
generally to keep going further and further
back for a parallel of lho severe weather,
which, up to latest reports, had cither continued in unwonted severity or else further
increased iu rigor. The records of the cold
winters of 1870, 1859, 1844, 1837, and 1812
woro successively passed, until now the
present season is accreditor! in St. Petersburg the most severe experienced there, and
in Russia gcucrally, since 17.'I0���a year
when the Rhine, lhe Seine, and the Thames
wero all ice-bound, In Siberia the season
has beon abnormally aovere. At Tomsk tho
thermometer lately registered 58 �� below
zero for a week. Thore have beeu a terrible
number of deaths and greal suffering among
the parties of convicts traversing the Tundras and steppes, so the convict caravans
have been suspended for the present.
MADE A TARGET OF-
Prcilliniiicnl iifa Man Who waa OblU'dl lo
Slanil Helpless null lie Shot at.
In descending thc steep trail somo of the
camp equipage packed on the mule had
worked loose and fallen off, and I started
out about sunrise next morning to r ver it.
1 had ascended lhe trail for about milo
and had reached a point where it wab entirely clear of shelter when something passed
my face so close and had such a hissing
sound that I thought of snakes and stopped
dead still. It was half a minute before the
mystery was solved. On the east side of
the canyon, which had a width of about 200
feet, were two Sioux Iudiaus. They were
standing on a level spot, and ono had a rillo
and the other a bow. The oue with the rifle
was a middle-aged warrior���lho other a boy
perhaps IB years old. No doubt they w ere
father and son. The boy had fired an arrow at me and missed. The other could
have had a sura shot, but he stood leaning
on his rifle while the boy fitted another
arrow to his bow.
My first idea was to take to flight, but
thai was almost inatantly abandoned. It
was at least 100 feet either way to shelter,
and any such move on my part would be
checked by a bullet. Without knowing
just what to do, 1 did what was probably
for the best���that is, I stood still and faced
the pair. The boy had a fair mark. Hc
brought tho arrow to his eye, held it there
for five seconds, and it had passed me before 1 heard the twang of the bow-string.
It missed my left shoulder by some inches.
The father uttered a grunt of disgust and
added a word or two. The biy now selected au arrow out of five or six, sighted along
its length to see if it was perfect, and was
more deliberate in discharging it. Did I
prepare to dodge ? No ! One might as well
think of dodging a bullet. It seemed tome
thai the arrow passed within an inch of my
right cheek. I thought 1 felt the touch of
the feathers as it flew. The father now
spoke in a noolding tone, and the boy seemed tobemuebputoutbyhiafailures. ASioux
boy 10 years old who cannot put nn arrow
into an orange at 200 feet would be hooted
a1.
Thero waa just as much deliberation over
| the four.h arrow. Tlie polished steel head,
sharp ia a razor, glittered like siiver in thc
sun as it was held on a line with my breast.
I wanted to shut my eyes, but they refused
| to clr.se. I saw the arrow pulled back, and
I lught the flash of it as it was discharged.
[I passed my left shoulder. The father
turned on the boy and used very harsh
language and ended up by Bnatohing the
bow and an arrow from his hands. Had 1
nuen familiar with tiie dialect 1 should have
heard something like thia :
" What'* the matter with you this morn-
mi' ! Von have had lour fair shots at thc
white man and missed him every time.
Does the lighl o; an unarmed enemy eliect
. vjii in that way Givo me that bow and
i I ihaw    ' . how to roll him over.    I'll
I send this arrow right through him.    Watch
' ���     Does the bow shake ".   u ,  you
leti tany I ran iling
[did eyea, ai       idn'l
ie faintest hope of escape,   .'.- the arrow
������     ��� yeyeal    '' tho pair
���..tt, v n'- ir    nsi    . ������   .,    [hi lather
... I 01 Well I , ito id
gal rty seconds ind then
to the I igl     nd walked away,  and
Idenl      - (hi bysome huge
��� ������ . bask ovor hia
nd        afore they
liaappeare I I thoughl       I thoi quickened
is if appro h naive of d n ger. I did
not run away.   As a mattei of fact, I waa
: lazed in 1 weal    onditioi       t I
staggered aa I walked, and when shelter
was finally reached my knei    d rl not get
ovor shaking for a full hour,    Whj  rlidn'l
'lie  Indian   Iry   a   ihol   wiih
. possible thai it was nol load I
Ife may ba feai I to disturb '.'w
the report, He may have looked pon mi
as a hoodoo and became panic stricken. I
gathered up the live irrowaand found evory
one of them as perfect aa arrowa oou I te
made. A lew days later, with a bow not,
half as long or stiff, one ol tbe men lenl in
arrow thro igh the body of i coyote and far
beyond.
Dio^nei*. i Tragedy in Two Act*
\"T  I
Aristarchua seeing Diozenoa nosing
around with a light] Ah, there, old boy,
what are you doing with th it lantern '
Diogone   ito     ,      Looking   -
eat in.ni.
ACIC II.
Tun''   Four houra i
Aristarchu i (mooting Diogenes withotil
tho light) -Halloo ! have you foun I ;������.
honest 'nan ',
Diogenea (wrathfnlly) No, I'm looking
for the son ol a gun that stolo my I mtorn,
When you hear people Inlk of tho wmk.
orlnosa of mankind, partake not of their
pleasure. When you hear people speak of
the virtuea of mankind, approve and rojoh e
therein,
THfiiiii flvJlYliiS ifl A DlibhWa-
One of Major Carraway's Klnrtling iilveu-
lurca-llow be Lived During llie In
preccdcnleil Aerial Flight.
Major Carraway was not handsome, but
the boys liked him very much, ho was bo
full of wonderful reminiscences, and he was
always willing to tell anybody who would
listen all about himself. To Jack and
Molly he was the greatest hero that had
ever lived. Napoleon Bonaparte, on the
Major's own authority, was not half the
warrior that ho, the Major, had been, nor
was Cttsar in his palmiest daya one-quartor
so wise or ao brave.
How old the Major was no one over
knew, but he had certainly lived long
enough to havo travoled all the world over
and to have stared every kind of death
square in the face. He had fought Zulus,
Indians, tigers, olephants���in fact, everything that fought, the Major had encountered and in overy contest ho had come out
victorious. He was tho only man the
children had ever seen who had lost three
legs in battle and then recovered thom
aftor tho fight was over; ho waa thu only
visitor to thoir houso and had boon lost in
lhe African jungle and wandered about for
threo months without food or shelter, and
beat of all, he was, on hia own confession,
tho most truthful narrator of extraordinary
talcs living.
The youngsters had ouly to ask the
Major a quostion���any one, it mattered
not what it was���to start him off on a story
ol adventure, and as ho called upou Jack
and Molly's father once a month regularly,
the children were not long in getting together a collection of tales hesirles whioh
the most exciting episodes in history palod
into insignificant commonplaces.
"Uncle Major,1'said Jack one day as he
climbed up into tho visitor's lap, " wero
j ou ever in a balloon?"
"Only once," said the Major calmly.
"But I had enough of it that time to last
ine for a life time."
"Were yon in it long?" queried Molly,
taking possession of the Major's other
knee.
"Well, it seemod long enough," the Major answered. "Three months off in the
country playing all day long and sleeping
all night seems a very short time, but
three months in a balloon and thc constant
center of attack from every source is too
long for comfort."
"Were you up in the air for three whole
months?" asked Jack, hia eyea wide open
with astonishment.
"All but two days," said the Major.
" For two of thoso days we rested iu the
top of a tree in India. The way of it was
this I I was always, aa you know, a great
favorite with the Emperor Napoleon III,
of Franco, and when in 1870 he found
himself involved in a war with Germany,
he replied to one of his courtiers who
warned him that his army was not in condition to fight the Prussians: 'Any army
is prepared for war whoBe commander-in-
chief numbers Major Carraway among his
advisers. Let mc have Carraway at my
right hand and I will fight the world.'
"So they sent for me and as I was not
very busy I concluded to go and assist tho
French, although King William and I were
also very good friends. 1 reasoned it out
this way: In this fight William is the
stronger. He does not need me. Napoleon
does. Fight for the weak, Carraway, I said
to myself, and so I went. Of course, when
1 reached Paris I went at once to the Emperor's palace and remained at his side until
he took to the field, when I remained behind
for a few days to put things lo rights for the
Imperial family, Unfortunately for the
French, the King of Prussia heard of my
delay in going to the front and he sent word
to his forces to intercept me on my way to
join Napoleon at all hazards, and this they
did, When I was within ten miles of Napoleon's headquarters I was stoppod by the
Prussians, and had it not beon that 1 had
just provided myself with a balloon for just
such an emergency, I should have been cap-
lured and confined in the King's palace at
Berlin until the war was over.
"Forseeing all this, I lad brought with
me a large balloon, packed away in a secret
section of my trunk, and whilo my body
guard was fighting with tho Prussian troops
sent to capture me, I and my servant inflated tho baloou jumped into the car and
were soon high up out of the enemy's reach.
They fired several shola at us, and one of
them would have pierced the balloon had I
not by a rare good shot, fired my own rille
at the bullet and hitting it squarely in the
middle, as is my custom, diverted it from
its course, and so saved our lives.
" It had been my intention to sail directly over tho heads of the attacking party
and drop down into Napoleon's camp the
next morning, but unfortunately for my
calculations, a heavy wind storm came up
In the nifhtand I and my servant were
oaughl by a southerly blast and blown into
Afrioa, where, poised in the air directly
over Hie desert of Sahara, wc encountered a
lead rt, whii h kepi usstalledup for two
misi rable weeks,"
"Why didn't you come down?" asked
Molly,
" We didn't dare to," explained the
M. oi
" ii we had we'd have wasted a great
deal of our gas, and our condition would
a." been worie than ever. As I told you
we w ire right ovor tho oenter of the desert.
I hi i" wai DO way of gel I ing out of it except
by long arid  wearisome  inarches over the
hot, burning aandi with tho chances large
IV ii, favor of our never gelling out alive.
The only thing to do was to slay just where
we were and wait for a favoring bree/e.
I j WO did, having to wait four inorlal
weeks '
" Vou said two weeks, a iiinute ago,
Major," laid .110k,
"Two I ||em I    Well, yes,  It was Iwn,
now that I think of It,   lis a natural mil-
I      laid ' I ������ M ijor, stroking his moni-
taoho a liltle nervously.   "You ioe two
Wcokl in i ballon over a vasldesert of sand,
with nothing t" do but whlltlo for a breeze
Is equal to four weeks anywhere else. That
ll, li noma io, \ny how, two weeks or
four, which over II waa, tho brer i.e camo
finally, and along il oul midnl [hi lof I m
alrandorl again dlreol v ovor nn Arab on-
m mpmonl nr ir Wndy Haifa, li was a
n ���"��� pi rlloiu position, really, than lho
Iirst, because tho moment ihoArabli lllghl
lighl 'if us they began In make frantic efforts In get, us down. Al Iirsl we simply
laughed I hem to scorn and made faces Rt
i li.-iii, beoauie, as far ns we could
see, wo were safely Out of reach.
This enraged them nnd they apparently
mado up their minds to kill Ulllf they could,
At Iirst their idea was to get us ilown alive
and sell us as slaves, but our jeers changed
all that, ami what should they do but whip
out a lot of guns'and begin to pepper us.
" 'I'll settle them in a minute,' 1 said to
myself, and set about loading my own gun.
Would you believe it, I found that my last
bullet was tho one with which I had saved
the balloon from tho Prussian shot ?"
" Mercy I" said Molly. " What did you
do ?"
" I threw out a bag of sand ballast ho
that the balloon would rise just out of the
bullets' reach, and then, as the bullets got
to their highest point and began to drop
back I reached out and caught thom with a
dipper. In lesBthan twenty mintues I had
overy bullet the Arabs had firod. With
IhoBe I loaded my rifle and shot everyone of
the hostile party, and when tho last of tho
attacking party dropped I found thero wcre
enough bullets left to fill the empty sand
bag again, so that the lost ballast was not
missed. In fact, thore waa enough of them
in weight to bring the balloon down so near
to the earth that our anohor ropo dangled
directly over tho encampment, so that my
valet and I, without wasting any of our gas
could climb down and secure all tho magnificent treasures in rugs and Bilks and raro
jewels those robbers of tho desert had
managed to got together in tho coureo
of their depredations. When theao wero
placed iu tho car another breeze camo up,
and for the balance of tho timo wo drifted
idly about in the heavens waiting for a convenient place to land. In this manner wc
were blown hither and yon for threo months
over land and sea, and finally wo were
wrecked upon a tall tree iu India, whore we
escaped by means of a convenient elephant
that happened to como our way, upon which
wo rode triumphantly into Calcutta. Thc
treasures we had secured from tho Arabs,
unfortunately, wc bad to leave behind us
in tho tree, whore I sunposo they still are.
1 hope some day to go back and find them.'
Hero tho Major paused for a moment to
catch his breath, Then ho added with a
sigh: "Of courso I went back to Franco
immediately, but by the time I reached
Paris tho war was over and tbo Emperor
was in exile. I was tno late to save him���
though I think if ho had lived 1 should havo
managed to restore his throne and lost imperial splendor to him."
Thc children gazed into thc fire in silence
for a minute or two.   Then Jack asked:���
"But, Major, what did you livo on all
that timo ?"
"Eggs," said the Major. "Eggs andoc
casionally fish. My servant had tho fore
sight when getting tho balloon ready to in
elude among the things put into tho car a
small coop in which were six pet chickens
I owned, and without which I never went
anywhere. These laid enough eggs every
day to keep us alive. The lish was caught
when our balloon stood over the sea."
"But the chickens?"said Molly. "What
did they live on ?"
The Major blushed.
"lam sorry you asked that question
Molly," ho aaid. " But I'll answer it if
you will promise never to tell anyone. It
wa3 the only time in my life whon I over
practiced nu intentional deception upon any
living thing, and I have always regretted
it, although our very lives depended on it."
"What was it, Undo Major?" asked
Jack.
" I took the egg shells and ground thcni
up into powder, and fed them to the chickens. Tho poor creatures supposed it was
corn meal they were getting," confessed the
Major. "I knew il was moan���but what
could I do'"
" Nothing," said Molly, softly. " And I
don't think it was so bad of you after all.
Any other person than yon woiild havo kept
them laying eggs until they starved, and
then he'd have killed them and ealcn Ihem
up.   You let them live."
" That may bo so, Molly," aaid the Major
with a smile that showed how relieved his
conscience was by the little maid's suggestion. " But I couldn't do that, you know,
because they were pots,"
Then Jack and Molly climbed down and
went to their play, strongly of the opinion
that though a bold warrior, tho Major was
a singularly kind, soft hearted man after
all. Gaston* V. Drake.
Heard in the Choir Loft-
The congregation raised its eyes lo the
organ loft. Thero was a grand burst of
melody from the great pipes and the choir
sang. The alto began. Directin'? her
glance toward the groined roof, she sounded
aloud the notes of praise.
"As the hart pants���the  hart pa	
ants���"
It was a joyful noiso, and the congrcga
tion listened spellbound,
" For the wa-aters of tho still poo���o���
ool."
The alto was regarding the soprano earn
cslly,
" Poo���oo���1." " I wish you'd see if my
dress hangs straight, Liz."
The organ was carrying the inspiring
strain along.
" Poo���0���0���1���"
Tho tenor, with eyes devoutly fastened
on space, made audible acclaim:
"So thirstclh my soul for Thee."
The organist was employing both hands
ami feel lo fill lho holy edifice with music,
and his efforts were conspicuously successful.
"Bill"-"mysoul for Thoo."
The instrument took another turn.
���"Gol any chewing with you?"���"for
Thee, O Lord."
The basso shook his hoarl slightly. Tho
congregation attributed the motion to a
deep earnestness.
" As tho ha-a-art "
The liquid harmony fairly floated from
lho throat of tho soprano. Tho organ
oamo to her relief for a moiucnl al, intervals."
" Your dress is straight, Jen���" " pan���ants fur the still"���"how's mine"���
"poo -0--0���ol, ao thirstclh my soul"���
" pbiKiio lake suspenders,"���" for Thee, O
Lord,"
" A -a -amen."
The congregation moved with a big sigh.
The spell was broken. The service pro-
C 'cilcd.
Sehlemsky���" Mine f rend I, der doctois
'ay I can't live more den three months.
Don't yer want ter discount my life iusur-
all''"':
I'l'i'io was not so eloquent as thou, thou
nameless column wiih lhc buried base.
I never was ruined but twice���once when
I gained a lawsuit, and once when I lost
ono,
No entertainment is so cheap as reading,
nor nny pleasure so lasting,
ai iar, vuu xattffl nuu��JU
The I'lirnre in Hie Doorway���The HhlfllnK
Llllhls mill shallow- of the Sclline, Sun
I'liiy Willi ihe .litis and.alumina of licr
Life,
She sat in the door of the old farm house
Tho level rays of tho westering sun fell
upon her thin, bent ligurc, showing with
cruel distinctness the deep fines that years
and care had graven on brow and cheek.
Thc gray hair was drawn back from tho
face with almost nun-like severity, though
a little ripple over cithor temple hinted at
a youthful curl long repressed.
The worn hands, roughened with toil and
browned by exposure, lay on her lap in unaccustomed idleness, and the gaze of hor
deop-aet eyes had traveled far beyond her
homely surroundings and seemed fixed upon
infinity.
The day just ended had boon a busy ono.
When wero her dayB otherwise '! And now,
as sho sat in that complete rest which had
almost como to represent completo happiness, hor mind leaped lightly over all barriers of timo and space, and wandered far
afield, searching for tlio lost treasures of
youth and love.
Tho words flow easily when the themo is
the vaguo dreams, the roseate hopes of budding womanhood.
But, whon tho bud has flowered and stands
with only brown, unsightly leaves wrapping
its shriveled heart i when tho dreamer haa
long aiuce wakened to sternest reality ;
when the rosy glowjof the morning has darkened into the twilight of rdd age, tho mind
falters in very pity, and all languai/o lacks
meaning deop enough.
The steadfast gray oyes fixed so intently
upon tho distant yellowing fields saw far
other scenes.
Before her rapt vision waa passing the
panorama of her life, and if sometimes tho
shifting lights and shadows played her falao
it waB only an old trick of that treacherous
artist, Memory.
Sho saw tho littlo cottage of her birth.
Sho saw thc shadow called Death envelop
in its dark folds the brother sho loved, thc
father she adored.
Sho saw tho heart of her mother drawn
away by a new love.
She saw herself, driven from the shelter
of her mother's home, taking refuge among
strangers whoso coldness could uot wound
nor their kindness comfort her.
She saw the dawning of lovo upon tho
horizon of her life.
How tbe clouds acatturcd. How the ice
melted. The brooka that ran through the
mcadowbabbledtlieswect8toi'y everywhere.
The flowers that blossomed under hor feet
whispered it among themselves, and tho
birds sang of it until the wide world was
filled with tho ochoea.
O, the downy hoarl of her first-born. How
it nestlerl on her bosom as she swung back
and forth in the firelight, crooning the old
songs which had lulled her to sleep in thc
days long gono.
Had she ever known sorrow ? Not so ;
for her son lay in her anna.
Did life hold more of happiness ? Not
so ; for hor son lay in her arms,
The little heads multiplied���one, two,
three, four. Nay, where was the fourth ?
0, the tiny, tiny gravo on thc bleak hillside, where thc headstone can not sink so
far but that lhc mother's eye will find it and
the mother's heart be wrung by the pang of
her first bereavement.
Her first, yes, but not her last.
Jealously sho counts hor treasures, as the
miser his gold.
What I another ono gone ? Yoa, and another.
Tho brook babbles no moro of life and
love, for death is abroad iu the land. Tho
llowers so sweet and fresh, will lino the
casket for her dead, and lhe shrill, far-
reaching song of thc birds seems to mock
her grief.
Like rosary beads the years slip by on the
thread of her musings. The littlo grave on
the hillside is but a sad memory. The grass
of the wide prairie knits its fibrous growth
over the narrow bed where lie together the
dark-haired twins whose faltering feet mado
but a step or two from her knee to God's
kingdom. Her heart contracts again with
the anguish of the day when across half a
continent was flashed the news that in tho
pride cf manhood and fullness of strength
another son was taken from her.
Tho lines about her mouth grow rigid,
the toil worn hands aro pressed together in
agony as Memory rocalls with pitiless accuracy lhe murks of lho cruel fall that bad
reft her boy from life.
But the brow grows smooth, the mouth
lelaxes into tender curves, tho hands are
clasped lousely, as thoughts of the cherished
living scatter tlio shadows which had gathered in heart and brain. The husband of
her youth, the father of her children, tho
dear friend of her old age. Troubles had
come���they had borne them together. Death
had destroyed many hopes���it was on his
heart her own had leaned for comfort. To
others, silent, reserved, sometimes stern ;
to her the man of men, tender, considerate,
devoted.
And oh the goodly sons and daughters
that still " rose up to call her blessed."
How their filial love surrounded her as with
a halo. How thoy watched over her, though
from afar, eager to help and serve her.
Are there, indeed, gravoa in tho worlrl?
Ay I but lovo could not be buried therein.
Do sorrow and change, death and decay
wait upon our footstops? Ay ! but love is
triumphant over all.
The stearlfast gray eyes are fixed no longer upon the distant fields. They wander
no more through tho mazes of a vanished
past, but shining through happy tears, they
glance from ono homely, familiar object to
another, and lo! all is transfigured���for it
is home, and lovo is there.
Thc sun haa set, but tho horizon is ablaze
with a golden glory.
A Surprising Procedure-
Tommy Cubbage (at tho Sunday dinner
table)���" Mrs. Tillinghast had her knitting
at, church this morning."
Mrs. Cubbage (shocked)���" What on
earth was she knitting in church I"
Tommy���"Her brows."
It must certainly bo true, somehow or
other, that self-culture nnd self-sacrifice are
not merely capable of being reconciled to
each other by compromises whi'ih they shall
make between them, but that they arc
mutual ministers to each other, and thai
the more truly a man sacrifices himself lo
others, the more tiuly shall he live his own
the; the more truly he lives iu his own life,
life more truly shall he bne sacrifice to his
fellow-men. A Remarkable Oriental Experience.
A Thrilmxo Story of Chinese Treachery.
CHAPTER X.
Personally, I found that I was but little
injured when I was so far recovered as to
realize this fact.
So thick was the dust upon the road, that
my fall had not been so serious as it might
have beon, and, with the exception of a
severe headache and sundry bruises, I had
come out of the matter scathlesa,
As for Chin-chin-wa, he had received a
cut in the left arm from the knifo of ono f
those who had sprung upon him; but it
was fortunately but a surfaco wound, and
being well versed in tho surgery of thc
Chinese, he had treated it iu his own fashion before I was aufficiently recovered to
offer him my assistanco in binding tho
wound.
As tho firo of excitemont, once eet
ablaze, is not easily quenched, wc hastened
to leave the village, anil in leas than an hour
wo had bid the little Inn adieu, and wero
once more upon the road ; notwithstanding
that I greatly feared the heat of tho sun,
which was beating upon us, as wo rode,
with full force.
1 carried a sunshade, it is true, and woro
my blackened glasses ; but tho first proved
as little able to protect me from the power
of thc sun's rays as wero the last named to
keep the clouds of dust from reaching the
eyes,
The country was of the same character as
that through which we had previously passed ; that is to say, Hat and cultivated on all
sides, but for the rest uninteresting to a degree. Occasionally wc approached tho
winding river, and I was amused to notice
the laborious method whereby the Chinese
sailors navigated their vessels against tho
stream.
Two or more of lhe crew are harnessed, as
horses might be, to the rope which is attached midway down the mast, and those
upon the laud expend their strength in
dragging their comrades on the boat slowly
onward.
But, to tell the truth, my thoughts dwelt
more upon the perils through whicli we had
come than upon the scenery around. Wo
had pressed forward and left the crowd
behind with some difficulty, for the pardoned exile was a subject for ouiiosity, alike
in the fact of his pardon and in his own
striking person; and we were uaturally
anxious to escape from notoriety as far as
possible,
As we rode onward (slowly, on account of
the heat), I questioned Chin-chin-wa as to
what, in his thinking, our action should bc
upon reaching Pekin.
" My plans, aa you know already," I
said, " are mainly dependent upon chance.
It was by chance I received the swallow's
message, ami I have trusted to chance to
guide me up till now ; but it has come to a
point when wc must assist chance more or
less, We shall first seek for this carter;
but, in the event of hia non-appearance, we
must be prepared to take further scops of a
definite nature. We can not expect, by
merely going to Pekin, that wc are going
to run against William Norris. If we knew
definitely that he is in the Palace grounds,
it would be more easy.
" I have considered the question from
two or three points of view," was Chin-chin-
wa's reply, after a short pause, "and this
is what I have briefly set down in my own
mind as the position, As you say, we aro
hot at all likely to run against the captive
by chance ; indeed I am inclined to think
that our search may be an affair requiring
the utmost perseverance before il is crowned
with success. That success will be ours
sooner or later, if Norris is alive, I do not
doubt. It is a mistake to doubt when one
wishes to succeed.
" Granting, then, that our residence in
Pekin is to be a long one, my indentity
will, at somo future time, be certain lo bo-
come known.
"As soon as this occurs, the Powers may
wonder why I should have come to Pekin,
and be living in company with an Englishman in their city. The position must be
looked upon from my side, in the first place;
not from a selfish motive, but for the reason
that caution and judgment alone oan aid us
in our object. Indeed, so muoh must my
personal position in tho matter be regarded,
that I had serious thoughts, upon my journey from Shanghai to Tientsin, of meeting
you merely to inform you that, on reconsidering the matter, I had decided, notwithstanding that I had at first agreed with Mr.
Dicey that your search was more likely to be I lu-V
successful without my assistance than with
it. I may tell you frankly that, until I heard
that you hadjsome idea of consorting with a
Chinaman���this man, Shan-iniu-yuon��� in
Pekin, I was still doubtful as to how I
should decide ; whether to desert you,
when I had actually agreed to join
you through Mr, Dicey's intervention,
or to accompany you. But the knowledge that you were likely, without my advice on thc matter, to seok counsel from this
German gentleman's friend, decided mo to
take my stand by your sido, for good or ill;
and this chiolly was tho reason,���that you,
who are an Englishman, might bo led astray
on many points, oithor purposely or otherwise, by this Chinaman and hia friends;
there was the possibility of such a thing,���
I know my adopted fellows.
" Do you tliink your interest could possibly become theirs ? Not so ; what would
they gain by allowing it to bo so! So I adhered, on this account, to the decision I had
made in Shanghai, and for that reason I am
with you to-day. It is as well to be candid,
and you have had an oxamplo a few hours
ago of how dangerous an ally I may prove,
notwithstanding that my wishes ore all
otherwise. Virtually I have added to your
expedition a certain amount of danger by
accompanying you. It remains to be seen,
of course, whether my assistance may prove
of a character which will counterbalance
this."
I thanked him for his candor, and begged
him to proceed. He continued, ' Let us
look upon tho matter in connection with my
position iu China : an egotistic view, but
none the less necessary. I was not eo ning
to Pekin for iiome time, had it not been for
Mr. Dlooy's communication,   Ishoultliave
come, probably at some later date to report
myself to the government, llioilgll itis by
no means necessary that I should do so.
My pardon is full and complete : it was
ratified by tho special envoy of the government before I left Pormosa. But, sat ill, it
would bo but grneious upon my pari, would
it not, lo go to the North and to return my
thanks iu piusou for an net of meroy of so
extraordinary a kind? Not only am I pardoned, but my very pardon, as it were, makes
me a naturalized Chiuanun, and the government can not have realized that my life is
now by that signature protected from all il
at the hands of my fellows. Although I
occupy no position of power, I have a life
protected by tho greatest of influence���the
pardon you have seen ; but," he added,
" you have seen alao that there are still
dangers tor Chin-chin-wa to face."
He smiled���anil, after a momentary pause,
continued : " When I goto Pekin,I shall
report myself: but I do not intend to do so
at once ; indeed, if necessary-that is, if
tho safety of William Norris requires it���I
ahall never do so. The question, however,
may early arise at court���Why is Chin-chin-
wa here, and why does ho not come to tho
Supreme Court ? and what does he do iu
Pekin, with an English friend? What will
bo the result of such questions once raised ?
Something disastrous for mo and for your
search, without doubt. We must avoid
this."
" I follow you," was my reply, " Was
this the reason for your asking me in Tientsin if I was prepared to adopt tho Chinese
dress ?"       '
" In a measure, yes. 1 had not then determined how soon it would bc advisable
for you to do so, though I fancied it would
be a necessity at some future time."
" Aud have you decided now ?" I asked.
" I have. We enter Pekin early to-morrow. I think that you should bo dressed
iu Chinese garb when wo pass into the
city."
Notwithstanding my apparent callousness
upon the subject, I waa atartled. I had
readily agreed, en a former occasion, to
follow Chin-chin-wa's wish should it be
necessary for me to put aside my European
clothing ; but I confess that, now that it
came to the point���now that the hour was
at hand and had been definitely fixed upon
for my doing so, I felt no small reluctance,
and for a moment or two waa inclined to
recall my former agreeal; for, absurd
though it may seem, the idea of entering
Pekin as a Chinaman, or at least in the
dress of the Chinese race, gave me tho feeling that I was severing the last tie which
bound me to safety and to the homeland,
already grown atrangoly dear.
There is something in the very feeling
lhat one is an Englishman which throws
around ono the sense of protection. 1 was
about to forfeit this. I do not think many
a man would have agreed without a qualm
to Chin-chin-wa's proposal, had he been on
the eve of entering Pekin bent upon a search
already sufficiently dangerous, and had he
paused through all that had occurred to us
earlier in the day,
Bul I thrust back the disinclination to
adopt the Chinese dress which overcame me.
Then I looked at Chin-chin-wa, and it
struck ms, perhaps more fully than it had
ever none as yet, that it would havo been
difficult indeed, had it not been for his voice,
to believe that his bronzed face and features,
which closely resembled the Chinese, could
belong to a countryman of my own.
Dust and sun seemed of small account to
him. He had no covering for his eyes, and
none for his head save the round hat of
line straw whicli I guessed he must have
purchased iu Tientsin.
Magnificent specimen of manhood as he
was, he looked curiously out of place upon
the pony, which his figure dwarfed ns he
rode by my side.
It had never occurred to him that I should
be likely to object to his proposal. He had
recommenced speaking Jut for a few seconds
my thoughts revolved upon themselves,
and I did not listen to him. I was thinking of what his life had been in the past.
He too had taken the Chinese dress, as 1
was about to do, but indeed in a tar deeper
sense .- he had taken it as tho garb of a lifetime; I took it as that ofa few rlaja, to
be cast off again at any time, as I might
please; and 1 wondered ii Chin-chin-wa
had hesitated years and years ago as a boy
when he made that choice.
"No," I thought, "that man has never
known indecision throughout his life."
" You understand," he was saying, 'that
although a few may notice it as strange that
you, who are an Englishman, should be
dressed as a Chinaman, and be so without
any attempt to imitate the race in the matter of shaven head or pigtail, you will be
less conspicuous to the many, in this way,
you would be as the English friend,
pure anrl simple, of the returned exile,
Chin-chin-wa. For if the matter does
attract attention of the thinking man here
and there, it is a very natural conclusion
to arrive at, that you are, in a measure,
following my footsteps, and seeking to join
tlie Chinese race. You nre a friend of mine ;
therefore there is nothing very strange, or
at least beyond comprehension, in the belief
that you desire to do as I have done, and to
become, in the end, a Chinamen like myself.
"This is taking the extreme vciw, anl
pre-iuppoiing that your appearance will at
once belie you upon all sides, whicli I will
guarantee is not the case. There must, at
some time, if we remain long In Pekin, be a
degree of interest or conjecture wakened in
certain minds as to who and what we aro ;
and I think you will see lhat if, besides
diminishing that attention almost to a minimum, we turn it in addition, into a train of
false conjectures���as we shall assuredly do
by your assumption of a Chinese garb���we
shall gain not a little, in the secrecy with
which to surround our possible doings,"
" Then," I interrupted, " allowing that
I am willing to change my dress at once,
how is it to be done ? Shall we get the necessary garments in some village as we pass,
or at what time ?"
" I shall arrange all that. We ahall stop
for a short time at a Chinese inn, outside
the walls. I shall send the guide on in front.
He will purchase everything to my directions.
" But here is a point." I said " Car. we
rely upon this guide's silence! Will hc not
be apt to make this a subject of conversation
with his friends?"
"Not when I have spoken to him: but,
indeed, it would make little difference if he
did so, It is not amongst those lower classes of people that I would conceal your nationality. You must look upon your garb
chielly as a thing to protect you from n
second glance whilst in the street; thnt is
all we aim at. Those who come actually in
contact with you will, of course, know and
see that you are an Englishmen.   It would
be quite absurd to contemplate anything
else, and quite impossible to achieve it."
" In that case I do not quite see the object to bo gained."
"Excuse me; you ctn not havo listened to all I said. This is the object to
be gained." Wo aro neither of us
brought prominently before the notice
of the higher class���tho ruling power of
Pekin ; and itia with these persons we have
to ileal, iu that my deorls may bo questioned by them. If we do come beneath their
notice, I step forward nol you ; I am the
man who loads, and you wish to follow in
my steps, nnd thus we conceal the truth,
that I am working for you, the Englishman,
and in concert with you, upon somo work
which is apparently secret, and for that
reason calling for inquiry. We do nol yet
know who the enemy ia���whether a great
man or a beggar; he is an unknown quantity to us, so are we to him ; but wc have
thc advantage in knowing of the existence
of the unknown. The moment he knows
of our cjfisten.'e, the position is revcraed.
" Wo. hold a chance in this, that the
enemy fears nothing, and suspects nothing.
We must not risk the loss of this."
I understood his motives if not in full at
least in part, and I agreed, without further
discussion, to fall in with his views,   Chin
chin-wa proceeded to disclose the result of
his meditations.
" Wc shall then, " ho said, " enter Pekin
as two Chinamen : this obviates any necoss-
ity, upon your part, of calling at your Legation, as you might be expected to do, and
cuts you quite clour of your English brothers
who might, at this juncture, succeed in
hampering your notions in no small degree.
"We shall live amongst the Chineso.
Your guide can produco you English food,
for I do not suppose you would care to livo
upon that which I am accustomed to live
upon. Our first endeavors will bo dovoted
to the search for this carter, and during
this time, you will see something of the
capital,
" We shall keep these ponies, instead
of returning them, because we may
require them later ; at least, it is
possible we may do so if the escape o
Norris is effected by stratagem, in which case
flight may be our only safe guard.
" If otherwise���that is to say, if we can
obtain his release by government intervention, it is well; but I am very doubtful as to
this.. But first of all we have to discover
two things chiefly and for?moat, whether
Norris still lives; and thereafter where he
is confined.
If then we fail to find the carter, I shall
go to the imperial city alone, and by keeping eyes and ears on the alert, it may be
that I ahall discover something in the nature
of a clew. If not, and if we are indeed reduced to the last reaort, you havo your introduction to our friend, Shau.niin-yuen.
That may then be of use."
"Y'our ideas," I answered, " to a great
extent, coincide with mine as to our mode
of prosecuting the search, We are equally
inclined to trust a good deal to some fortunate chance."
" What else can we do," was his r.ply,
" further than what I have said, in a city
like Pekin? We might, indeed, frame endless plana, but thc success or non-success of
of one might render the others useless ; and
I am inclined to say, let us rather work grail
TWO MONSTER SHIPS,
Tho New Cunarders Lucania and Campania Now Building-.
The Present Age or Ocean Leviathans -
Twine Screw I'nlnica Whioh Flow lbe
Aliunde Wares mid Idly lis Storms.
Tho present may aptly bo termed tho
twin-screw era in tlie history of Atlantic
navigation. Tho inauguration of tho system
of duplicate machinery and twin screws
fates from 1888-89, when the four notable
steamships City of.New i'ork, City of Paris,
Majestic, and Teutonic wero built. These
were soon followed by the German vcsaols
Augusta Victoria and Furat Bismarck, and
lhe French vessel La Tournine. Before the
closo of the Summer tho Cunard company
expects to hive ita two steamships Campania and Lucania in service between New
York and Liverpool. Tho Campania was
launched late last year, and tho first trial of
tho engines was made in January, Tho
Lucania was launched last neck. Al tho
present timo thoro aro built and building
as many as thirty-live twin-screw steamships
of over 5,000 tons, the Campania making
tho fifteenth and tho Lucania the sixteenth
vessel to bo produced of ovor 0,000 tons.
Tho Campania and Lucania arc sister
ships, (i'20 fed long over all, Iiii feel ,'1 inches
extreme breadth, and about 12,:M) grosa
tonnago and lH.OIIl) tons displacement.
Their (100 feet length botween perpendiculars is only eighty feet short of tho Great
Eastern and the breadth scvonteen feet less
than tho defunct leviathan. Tho vossels
have a straight stem and elliptic stern, with
close bulwarks, all fore and aft.
PONDEROUS MACHINERY,
The Campania and Lucania will each be
supplied with two sets of tho most powerful t-riple-expatision engines that have yot
been constructed, each sot capable, it is believed, of indicating from 14,000 to 15,000
horse power. These engines are fitted in
two separate engine rooms, there being a
dividing center-line bulkhead between them,
fitted with water-tight doors for the necessary purposes of communication. Each sot
of engines have flue inverted cylinders, viz.,
two high presBiire,oneintermediatepressure
and two low pressure cylinders, the two
high pressure being placed tandom-wiso
above the two low presaure ones. The reversing engines are fitted with patent automatic emergency gear, calculated to prevent
such a disastrous breakdown of the engines
as took place on board of the City of Paris.
Steam for the main engines is generated
in twelve large double-ended boilers, eaoh
having eight corrugated furnaces. The
boilers are arranged in two groups of six,
each group self-contained in water-tight
compartments, and having a common funnel
of the unprecedented diameter of twenty-
one feet. The two funnels, it may be added
are from their lowest section 120 feet high.
The bottom of each vessel is constructed
on the cellular principle for water ballast;
minute water-tight subdivisions beinga feature in the arrangement. There are four complete tiers of beams, all of which are plated
over with steel, and sheathed with wood
planks, forming the upper, main, lower, and
orlop decks.   The last is used for cargo
ually and decide upon fresh action as time I ����(1 refrigerating chambers, storerooms, etc.
requires and as we advance." Ilhe otller (lcoks are entirely devoted to the
Our conversation then drifted into other acoommodationofpassengers.withdiningand
channels, and in a little we foil silent, and ;ioclal .saloo,ls' staterooms, bath rooms,
thus sometimes conversing and sometimes lavatories etc  all on a scale of magnificence
....... �� . . lu, ,,,,,,���! l.,,l \T/i avni naa ,u    ,,,mn   cnn^nil   /..,
riding silently we neared a great pagoda,
with a tree growing out of the top of it,
and then journeyed on till night fell. Then
we rested for a time, partaking of our evening meal and sleeping thereafter; for we
were now no great distanco from Pekin.
Daylight found ua at a little inn but half a
mile from the city walls.
(TO BB CONTINUED.)
HERE'S A DEER STORY.
1000
A Herd Until a Turnip Field nnd F.al
Bushel!,
A very remarkable event took place at
Haliburtou recently. In the autumn Mr.
Walling, whose farm adjoins the village, had
two acres and a half of swede turnips, Of
these he gathered two acres, pitting them iu
heaps and covering them with about six inches of straw. Tlie half acre was not harvested and the turnips remained in the ground.
Mr. Walling's intention was to draw the
turnips whioh were in heaps as soon as the
first snow came, but the intention was not
carried out, and the snow covered tho heap
and preserved the turnips. Last week Mr.
Walling decided to commence feeding his
turnips, and took a sleigh to the turnip
field. The heaps were all gone. Every
turnip had been eaten by deer I More than
that���thc half acre bad been carefully gone
over by the herd of deer, and every turnip
hail been grubbed out of tho ground ami
eaten, 1,000 bushels ill all being eaten. Tho marks of the deer were seen in
every direction, and there must havo been
nine or ton. Tho field where tho turnips
were consumed is not more than three-
quarters ofa milo from lho village post-
ollice, going ns tho crow flies.
Luncheon Cakes,��� Molt ono pound of
maple sugar and sol m a warm place. Mold
prepared bread-dough (raised yeast dough
preferred) into smooth loaves. Cutoff small
portions, roll thin, and mark out into long
strips. Twist into fanciful shapes, fry in
hot lard to a light brown, drain each cake,
and dip into hot maple-sugar until well
glazed. The cakes may bo out into rounds
Bnd their centers cut out with a small
baking-powder can, if preferred.
Apple-Sauce Dumplinos.���Paro and core
eight large sour apples, stew soft in a syrup
made of one cup of sugar, one cup of water,
o.ie teaspoonful of butter, and ono fourth of
grated nutmeg. Mix ot,c quart of flour, two
teaspoonfuls of baking-powder, half a cup
of butler, a litlle salt, and water enough to
make a soft dough. Roll thin, cut inlo
diamonds or rounds, place thom upou th
surface of the boiling npplo sauce, cover,
and cook twenty minutes. Serve in sauce
plates. These conveniently and speedily
manufactured dumplings are light and delicious.
Sponge Oakb.���Break two eggs in a cup,
with sour cream, turn out in your mixing
dish, heat well, add ono cupful of sugar,
beat, sifl half a teaspoonful of soda and a
pinch of salt in one and one-half cupfuls of
Hour, beat this in, and spice to taste. .Sweet
cream may be used In place of sour, only, in
ibis case, remember to sift in with thc flour
one teaspoonful of cream of tartar.
unequaled. No expense is being spared on
anything calculated to render traveling nt
sea more comfortable and enjoyable, The
casings around the boiler rooms are double,
the intervening space being filled with a
material which is at once a nonconducter of
heat and sound. The ventilation throughout, both by natural and artificial means, is
very thorough. The greater number of the
eide lights are fitted with an arrangement
for the free admission of air, even when,
during rough weather, the lights are closed.
A complete system of steam heating is fitted
for the comfortable warming of all the living
spaces.
The electric installation is in keeping
with the other details of the huge vessel.
The dynamos are capable of supplying 1,350
sixteen-canrtle power incandescent lights, including eight largo reflectors of eight lights
each, for working cargo. In addition there
is a powerful searchlight lor facilitating the
navigation of the ship into port, the picking
up of moorings, and scouting in time of war.
The wiring throughout the ship reaches upward of forty miles in length.
EXTENSIVE WATER POWER.
To lie lialnblialieil In   Ihe   Asslnullioliie
lliver Near Winnipeg.
Mr. N. If, Hagel, Q. C, of \\ innipeg, who
is at present in Ontario, speaking lo a reporter about the proposed water power lo
be established on the Assinniboinc River,
said: "Sinoe ISSi tho river has nol been
used for navigation to any extent whatever,
and at most could nol bo used for more than
a week or two. ft has not been uaod since
the construction of the road, and I am satisfied that tho ago being in fact a railway
age, that oven if the water were at thc best
that il has been for many years it would not
bo used as a means of transport to any considerable extent. The proposed water power ia to bo established about threo miles
from tho junction of lho Assinniboinc with
tho Red River. Prof, Fanning, tho celebrated American engineer, has confirmed the
opinion of our own engineers upon the point,
and has doclarod it to bo a perfectly feasible
achemo, Not only the pooplo of W'innip 'g,
but tho couutry around Winnipeg, including Portage la Prairie and Brandon, the two
principal points higher up on the Assiuni
IQN0RAN0E ABOUT VAMPIRES.
I'oufused Stories Aboul the mood Backing
iiiir orsimtu America.
Ever since the South American Continent
was discovered, especially that part of it
lying between tho Amazon and Orinoco
riven, travellers have come from there with
wonderful tales of the vampires, or, as they
call them, blood-sucking bats. As a fact,
little is known aboul these pests. That there
are blood-sucking bats which feed not only
on the blood of man but also animals is an
undoubted fact, and though the writer himself has never been bitten by one, he has,
while travelling iu the interior of British
Guiana, socn Indiana and ponies that had
undoubtedly been bitten by these bats. In
the case of a man attacked thc toe or nose
is the point punctured, while animala aro
liable to bo bitten anywhere, How the bat
does ita work has not been made clear, for
no man has yet awakened while being operated on by one of these bats, despite the
fact that considerable blood is extracted
and more or less loss of blood takes place
after the operation. It is probable that the
bal hovers during the operation rather than
rests on the body. The rapid vibration of
the soft wings probably also has a soothing
effect on the skin of the part operated on.
Thc blood-suckers belong to only two or
three species, and wherever these are found
there are also many others whose food ia
only fruit or insects, or both, The most
natural mistake about the bats whioh are
innocent of preying on man or boast is the
common supposition that vauipyrui spectrum is a blood-sucker. The stretch of
wings of this bat frequently reaches three
feet, anil it has a most ferocious aspect, with
enormously large and canine teeth. It is
perfectly certain that in most parts of
British Guiana thia bat is only a fruit-
eater and is a serious pest to fruit-growers.
Bates and Edwards, who travelled much in
that country, vouch for its harmlessncss,
and tho writer could never hear of a case
where one of these giant bats was even suspected of being a blood auoker. Wallace,
however, gives a differr nt account.
" The vampires are especially plentiful in
thc Amazon Valley. Their carnivorous propensities wore once discredited, but are too
well authenticated. Horses anil cattle are
often bitten, and we found them in the
morning covered with blood, and repeated
attacks weaken andultimately destroy them.
Some persons are especially subject to the
attacks of these bats, and as native huts are
novel sufficiently close to keep them out,
those unfortunate persons are obliged to
sleep completely muflled up in order to
avoid beiug made seriously ill or even losing
their lives."
Wallace, in Baying that " the huts are
never sufficiently close to keep them out,'1
evidently uaes the word vampire aa a generic term and does not mean the vampyrus
spectrum, for that bat would find no space
large enough to let him into even the loosely built huts of the natives. It is this slipshod way of using the term vampire that
brings trouble to many a useful bat. The
writer has been in a house where every precaution was taken to keep out bats which
would have been a perfect blessing in the
rooms, as they would have caught hundreds
of mosquito:0
The Etiquette of Calls-
A writer says that in the matter of making calls it is tbe correct thing i
To call within a week, and in person,
nfter a dinner party to which one has been
invited.
To call within a week after any entertainment to which one has been invited.
To inclose -;ords when uniting a new acquaintance upon whom one has never called,
although itis better to call before sending
out such an invitation,
To call after an engagement has been announced or a marriage has taken place iu
the family of an acquaintance.
To call upon an acquaintance who has recently returned from a prolonged absence.
To ascertain what are the prescribed
hours for calling in the place where one
is living, or making a visit, and to adhere to those hours.
After a removal from one part of the city
to another, to send out cards with one's new
address upon them.
For the older residents in a city or street
to call first upon the newcomers to their
neighborhood.
To return a first call within a week, and
in person.
To call promptly and in person after a
first invitation,
To mnko the first call upon people in a
higher social position if one is asked to do
so, or if thoy are newcomers.
Por the caller who arrived first to leave
first.
For a gentleman to ask for the lady of
the house ns well as for the young ladies,
nnd to leave cards for her ns well as for tha
gentlemen of the family.
For the mother or ehaperone to invite a
gentleman to call.
For a gentleman to call upon a lady if she
has invited him to do so, if he bring a letter
of introduction, or if an intimate friend of
the house introduce him.
Why Cholera Victims Should Be Cremated.
Itia vain to hope for theabolitionoicliolcra
if ita bacilli are st il 1 to be preserved by
burying in the earth the bodies of tho victims. The dead bodies of cholera patients
are not merely dead organic matter. All
dead bodies, whatever may have been the
cause of death, contain myriads of living
organisms. As soon as life ceases these organisms assist in the process of decomposition, form
poiaououa products, and may
Loino, nro'joining heartily 111 tho desire to j exolte disease if brought by air or water
have tho river closed as a navigable stream ' !nto contact with living beings.   But what
on account of the difl'erence in the cost of
constructing a water powcrsyslcm with and
without a syatem of locks, With tho establishment of such a water power to run our
oleotrio lighl and to givo electric power for
oxtensivo milling and manufacturing purposes, with the added fact that we have
within 100 miles one of the most extensive
and one of the finest deposits of iron ore on
tho continent, there is no reason why Winnipeg should not become not only a fairly
prosperous, but indeed a very gtcat manu
fnoturing centre."
Speaking of the Hudson Bay Railway,
Mr. H.igol said that the whole North-West
were unanimous in their earnest advocacy of
it, and they lived III the earnest hope that
it will soon be an accomplished fact,
Predominant opinions nre generally the
opinions of thc generation that is vanishing.
is much more important is the fact that, in
a proportion of little less than twenty per
cent, the bodies buried in the usual way
in thc earth contain, in addition to the ordinary agents of decomposition and putrefaction, the germs of zymotic diseases:
the Beeds of scarlet fever.yellow fever, smallpox, typhoid, cholera���the germs of nesti-
lence almost imperishable in the earth, ready
after many years of latency ti revivify and
recommence their infective activity. Any
mode of burying tha dead in the earth, with
or without coffin, exposes the living to unnecessary danger. Anything short of complete destruction by fire or by some powerful chemical agent must be powerlesa or
incomplete as a safeguard.���fEorum,
It ia tho curse of service that preferment
goes by letter and affection, not by the old
gradatiou where each eecoud stood heir to
tho first. ��ty> ftootenay Star
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1898.
West Kootenay's iippropriution
for tbo coming year ie $30,000. This
is an absurdly email sum, considering the number of ronds, trnils and
bridges absolutely necessary for the
opening up of our unrivalled mines���
exactly one-tweutieth part of what
the Government propose to spend on
tinneetled Parliament buildings in
Victoria. Our rulers do not seem to
grasp tbe situation, somehow.
Theiik ure several prospectors in
towu who are anxious to go into the
Big Bend country, and we are informed that some influential syndi
oaten are about to send men there to
proepeot for gold this summer, But
the present trail is impnesable. Thin
winter men have come down and goue
up on suowshoes, but now that the
enow ie going this modo of travelling
is useless. We want to ask the
Government if any portion of the
West Kootenay appropriation is intended for the Big Beud trail. If
not it ought to be. Here's a Oiiuntry
known to be rich in gold, the development of which would probably make
West Kootenay one of tho chief gold-
producing districts on this continent
ond do more to enrich the province
thnn all the silver mines combined.
But owing to its inaccessibility this
wealth must continue to lie dormant.
That gold in abundance is there is no
mere speculation. Millions hnve been
taken out by placer miners, but the
rich quartz veins there have never
been worked because of the difficult
problem of getting in machinery for
milling. The Government should see
to it that the trail is made passable
before the hundreds who come here
with the intention of prospecting in
Big Bend go away disappointed.
R.  ROBSON
HAS RECEIVED A SUPPLY OF
FIRST-CLASS FLOUR
From the Western Milling Co. of Regina.
This company at present find themselves compelled to nouiUK the size
of Tiiwit mill, the demand for their flour having so largely increased.
The wheat reaped on the Regiua plains last harvest wbb pronounced the
HE8T between Winnifeg and tiie Mountains, special Samples being
secured for the World's Fair nt Chicago.
Flour made from thiB quality of wheat is the article Mr. Robson is now
offering to the inhabitants of Revelstoke and district.
Patent Hungarian, Strong Baker's, Oats, Shorts, Bran,
Chopped Feed, Rolled Oats Granulated
Oatmeal, Wheat, Hay, &c.
Always see Robson's prices before buying elsewhere.   They will he the
LOWEST POSSIBLE fob cash.
The Nelson Tribune recently stated
that "the C. P. B. will not build a
single mile of railway in West Kootenay this year." We could not reconcile this stntement with recent
utterances of Canadian Paciflo officials. Therefore we wrote to Mr.
Abbott concerning the building of
the branch line from here to the head
of Arrow Lake. That gentleman's
reply is published in this issue, and
we thank him for his courtesy. But
Mr. Abbott's reply will have a rather
depressing influence on those of ns
who were fondly hoping that the
work of construction would commence
as soon as the snow permitted. It
will be seen that a survey party is to
be sent out forthwith, but we were
under the impression that the route
was surveyed last year. If this road
is not built this summer the loss to
Revelstoke and Vancouver will be incalculable. At present all the ore
taken out of the Sloean goes south
over the boundary lino. This summer the rich treasures of the Lardeau
will be opened up by hundreds of
miners and prospectors who are even
now waiting at Spokane for the snow
to clear off to make a rush for these
treasures so close to our town, but
from which we can reap uo benefit
through luck of transport facilities.
We must still stand idly by and see
others come in and carry off all the
prizes, leaving us the blanks, The !
Lardeau mineral will follow the route |
already taken by that from the Slo- :
can, and go to enrich Spokane, 'fa-
coma aud Seattle, i hose who are
Coming in from the south are wideawake Americans, eager for the al- ;
mighty dollar, but still patriotic;
enough to strenuously further the
interests of their own country, and
small blame to them for it.' The
Canadian Pacific can have the bulk
of this vast traffic, but somehow it
seems to have no use for it. It
may make a move to get it. when too
lato. Trade will follow the beaten
path, and the ore uow leaving this
province fur the other side is makiLg
a pretty large pathway. American
lines are tunkuij? vigorous efforts to
accommodate this southward traffic,
and before the end of the year the
Nelson k Fort Bheppard Railway will
be an accomplished (got. Bv and by.
perhaps, the C.P.R., or the Provincial
Government, or somebody or something I we don't know who or what)
at present holding a crowbar between
the spokes of the wheel uf progress
will wake up and see what, tins procrastination haa est West Kootenny
and the province. Let us hope the
Canadian Paoifio will reach lhe Arrow
Lake this Hummer. There is another
company seeking for powt-rs to build ;
a railway over this same route, and :
between the two the road is certain
to be built. But it is most wanted
Row. !
"nOTICsT
Is hereby given, tbnt all  persons. I
are prohibited from cutting wood on I
Timber Berths Nob. 112 and 118, |
Blunted on  the   west  side   of   the
Columbia lliver, commenoing at the
margin of the railway bolt, about
twenty miles south of Revelstoke, and
fronting on tlie said river six milos
north by one mile in depth.   Any
person cutting or taking timber from
these berths lifter thin date will be
prosecuted.
DANL, ROBINSON.
NEWS   FROM  LARDEAU.
[FBOM OUR OWN COBRESrONDENT]
Thomson's Landing, Mar. 20th.
As it is some time siuce I gave yon
the news from this section I embrace
the opportunity of sending you a few
items.
All hands in Lardean City and
vicinity are in good health, and are
busy preparing for action as soon as
spring opens.
The snowfall here has been much
heavier than usual, and the ice on
the river and arm very thiok; on this
aooount I fear navigation will be late
in opening.
About two weeks ago Mr. Underbill's dog went out on tbe ioe on tbe
arm to play in front of his owner's
cabin, when a large, gaunt wolf,
desperately iu want of a meal, rushed
out from the underbrush on the edge
of tbe lake, grabbed the dog and
started with bim for the bnsb. On
bearing the dog howl Mr. Underbill
seized his gun and gave obase, bnt
the wolf dropped bis prey and disappeared before he could get within
snooting distance. He brought the
dog home, but he waB so badly bitten tbat he died the same evening.
Mr. Underbill then poisoned the
dog's flesh as a bait, and now tbe
wolf's skin adorns bis cabin.
A few days ago another wolf made
an attack on Mr. Johnson's dog, but
the cootraot proved to be too much
for the wolf, who was probably vory
weak from long fasting. The dog
being game, as well as large and
powerful, fought desperately for his
life, and eventually turned the tables
on his assailant, compelling him to
tuke refuge ou a large stump. From
the quuutily of wolf's fur aud blood
scattered over the suow uud on the
stump it seems that the battle was a
terrible one, aud the wolf must have
been pretty well chewed up, as the
dog was very litlle the worse fur the
eucounter.
The boys at Lardeau City killed a
fine cariboo, and Chas. Taylor, of
Fish Creek, shot another. They sent
ns a share of each, for which we express our sinoeru thanks.
Messrs. A. Abrahamson, A. H.
Harrisun, G. W, A. Ranken, J. O.
Piper, H. Langrell, Joseph Bissett
and Joseph Little, all from Kevel-
stoke, arrived here en route for
Tront Lake City last Thursday and
left next morning for their destination, having a large quantity of supplies with them.
Two other prospectors are camped
at Thomson's Landing, intending to
go in as soou as the trail gets in
better conditioa, the snow being too
soft for comfortable travelling just
now, One thorjRarid prospectors are
expected to be engaged prospecting
in the Lardeau and Fish Creek districts this summer.
Everyone here is delighted to see
in the Star the good news tint the
C. P. R. will complete the railwav
from Iievelstoke to the Arrow Lake
dnring the coming season. This is
as it should be, anil will secure for
Iievelstoke tbe trade of the Lardeau,
Pish Creek and Slocau milling districts and a vast mineral traffic for
the C.P li.
If the 0. P. R. and tho people at
Revelstoke don t got a ten cent move
on Ihe eamos within ten miles of the
C. P. R. main line will be supplied
from the American ��ile hv way of
Kootenay Lake. The ('anmlinu >'a-
I'ififi officials are losing a grand opportunity by their dilatoriness, It
will be tno late next year. There
will be a beaten 'rack sontliward and
iver the border by lhat time, ami it
is a most iliffionlt uudertaKing to
divert trade from ils i/riginal channel. The (I. P. li. obtained a bonus
(rum tbe Dominion Government last
July of $ft,W) per mile fur this road
What in thunder are they waiting
for?
S. Underbill has taken np a ranch
at ihe head of tho arm, and it is
stated that several more will soon be
located between horo arid Trout Lake
City.
The last party down from liovel-
stoke brought onr mail nnd all the
Stars np to date, for whioh wo were
truly thankful.
Ripans Tabulos i fur liver troubles
Ripans Tabulos: for bad temper.
Eipans Tabulos: one uivos cejlef.
Tom Reed's new boat is ready for
launching, which event will take
placo as soon as the water is open.
She will carry a leg 'o mutton sail,
and bears the name "Hattie" on her
bows. Her destination is Big Bend,
and the builder will be pilot. Here's
sneoess to the Hattie 1
Messrs. Bourne Bros, catered for
the supper at the St. Patrick's Day
ball last week, and Messrs. Barber
and Wilson were floor managers.
Six of the ball dresses were made at
the establishment of Mrs. H. N.
Conrsier, and were very artistio
specimens of the dressmaker's art.
Revelstoke can furnish millinery and
dressmaking equal to anything that
oan be obtained from tbe east.
R. TAPPING
Is prepared to supply GARDEN
PLANTS in great variety, such as
Cabbage, Cauliflower, Tomatoes, etc.,
all guaranteed to be first-class stock.
Orders may be left at once, and
purchasers will be notified by letter
when the plants are ready for removal.
NOTICE OP
SALE BY  SHERIFF.
PURSUANT to
THE "EXECUTION ACT."
IN THE SUPREME COURT OP
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
JOHN CAMPBELL
AND
THE KOOTENAY B.C. SMELTING
k TRADING SYNDICATE (Ld.).
In obedience to a writ of Fi Fa issued
out of the Supreme Court of British
Columbia, dated the 14th day of
February, ltiO'6, and to me directed
in the above-named suit for the sum
of ��10,-481.23, and $3.50 for costs
of execution, etc., and also interest
on $10,458.34, at 6 per cent, per
annum, from the 20th day of January, 1893, until payment, besides
sheriff's fees, poundage, and all
other expenses of this execution,
I hnve seized and will SELL by
PITiLIC AUCTION the following
GOODS on THURSDAY, tho 2nd
day of March, 1893, at the Kootenny
(B.C.) Smelting k Trailing Syndicate
(Limited) works, near Revelstoke,
B.C., at 12 o'clock noon, to satisfy
the judgment debt and costs in this
action, if the said amounts aro not
sooner paid,
LIST OF riooris SEIZED.
1 Btationary hoisting engine and
hoisting gear.
I Stationary engine and fixtures in
lower engine-room.
1 ran blast and fixtures,
1 Qurney soole, oapaoity 3,500 lbs,
1 large Btationary engine,
1 steam pump.
5 iron wheelbarrows,
2 large oil tanks, with pumps.
2 jack screws,
50 feet rubber ietm.
50 feet band iron.
200 feet hemp rope,
5 iniiee window gl'ise.
17 slug pots, small.
2     *'      "     huge.
16 moulds, quantity crushed ore,
wire rope, charcoal and cuke, number
metal Hastings, pulleys, Ix-ltc, 200
pigs bullion, eto.
B, REDGRAVE,
Sheriff of Koototmy.
Eevelstoke, Peb, 20th, 1893.
The above Hale is iiiljoiirrii'd lill
Wi'iiMKSiiAV, tlie Hl,h dny of March,
1898, at Bams plane and hour.
H. REDGRAVE, Bherlff,
The above sale is furl bur adjourned
to Mondat, the 27th day ol Marob,
nt flu, snme place ami hour,
S. REDGRAVE, Sheriff.
New Spring Goods.
We nre showing n complete range of Mou's, Ladies', MisseB' and Children's
Boots and Shoes, and wo havo
Prints Coming.
Also a large stock of Cottons, Muslins, DreBs Goods, Laoes and Trimmings,
Art Mnslius, ChuiubravB, Carpets, Matting and Art Squares,
OUR
Millinery
This Spring will bo the best nnd most vnried stock ovor shown hero, and our
pricos the lowest over offered.
H. N. COURSIER.
BOURNE BROS.
Revelstoke Station Post Office.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
BOOTS & SHOES,
GENTS'    FURNISHINGS.
FLOUR, OATS, SHORTS AND ALL RINDS OF FEED.
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware. Carpets.
Doors, Wiudows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes.
MINERS' AND  SPORTSMEN'S  SUPPLIES.
WALL  PAPER,  STATIONERY,  Etc.
CHRISTIE, BROWN & CO.'S BISCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY.
Bakery in connection with Store.
Messrs. C. B. Hume & Co.,
Revelstoke Station.
GROCERIES
PROVISIONS
BOOTS & SHOES
FLOUR
FEED & OATS
AMMUNITION
HARDWARE
CLOTHING
MINERS* TOOLS
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.'
MINERS' AND HUNTERS' SUPPLIES.
ALL KINDS  OF   FURS  BODGHT  AND   SOLD
Railway Men's Requisites.
GOODS LOADED oTcArTaND STEAMBOAT FREE OF CHARGE.
T. L. HAIG,
NOTARY PUBLIC : : REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
8 Commission Agent.
FIRE, LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE.
CONVEYANCING:   RENTS InT^COUNTS   COLLECTED.
MINING CLAIMS BoughUmd Sold.
REPRESENTATIVE OP THE KOOTENAY SMELTING AND TRADING
SYNOlCAlb.
agent for TROUT LAKE CITY, KASLO CITY, NAKUSP and other
TnttlMHlTKa.
TOWNSITBS
Furniture & Undertaking.
R.   HOWSON,
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
REVELSTOKE,    B.C. HOUSEHOLD.
Thoro Is always a stitoh to make,
Anil always a stop to take ;
Thoro is always a link to llnd,
And always a shoaf to bind;
Thero is always a pane to read,
And always a path to weed;
Thero is always a rift to moml,
Aye, and always a hue to blond.
Thero is always the weight of care,
And the cold harsh blame to bear;
Thoro is always tho toar unshod,
And the gentle word unsaid:
There U always the doubt, tho fear,
And always tho scorn, tho jeor,
These little things, oh patient soul,
Mako up lifo's grand life's wondrous whole
Family Finauca.-*.
If there is any one thing in which a kind
and conscientious husband errs, it is more
than likely to be in regard to his troatment
of his wife in money matters. The very
best men havo the little weakness of liking
to hold the family purse strings, and to pay
out everything themselves. Of course this
does not refer to those whose wives are self-
supporting, cithor through inheritonce or
from their own work, hut to husbands
whose wives have to look to them for overy
cent they spend. This is not at all owing
to sellishness or parsimony, but morcly to
thoughtlessness and to man's inherent incapability to see things from a woman's point
of view. However wise and far-sighted a
man is in othor things he is apt to lose his
judgment when it comes to family finances,
Accustomed to dealing with large sums iu
husiness, he will mako allowance for larger
general expenses, but cannot realize the
hundred and one little wants of the household, of his wife's toilet, and that of the
children, and yet it is these little items,
perhaps only a few cents at a time, that
make a woman doubt her own arithmetio
when she sees how many dollars they foot
up at the bottom of a page in her account
book���and if she docs not keep such an account ahe is sure to be constantly under the
delusion that she has lost some of her
money.
f It is these small things that are " the little foxes that spoil the vines," and yet they
are too trifling to be taken into account when
calculating the outlay for the household.
And so a man often wonders how his wife
spends so much mouty without having more
to show for it. He constantly calls her his
"better half," and yet thinks she is not half
so wise or prudent as he is, and considers
her an irresponsible being whom it is not
safe to trust with money. He does not
mind giving her occasionally a diamond ring,
or pin, or bracelet, though he will look'surprised, or perhaps a little cross, if she asks
for one-fourth of the sum for the children's
clothes or to replenish the china closet. One
thing that no man seems to understand is
that it is humiliating to a woman to have to
ask for money, no matter how willingly he
gives it. She will usually defer the hated
moment in the hope that it will ocour to
him to give it without waiting for her to
ask for it; and, if he is accustomed to be so
unreasonable as to makeany scene about giving it, she will often do without an absolute
necessity while trying to find courage to
prefer her request. All this is avoided by
givin'* her a certain allowance, and paying
it with the same punctuality that any other
business transactions demand.
Never intimate a rude or uncouth act,
even if committed by an older person,
Avoid drumming with the fingers or the
feet; it is the height of impoliteness,
If in doubt at any time as|to what is proper, follow the example of others of more
experience. n  ���
Patiently await the coming of your turn;
do not follow with the eyes the food served
to others.
Never unnecessarily handle the dishes, or
in any other manner exhibit nervousness or
impatience.
Do not feel obliged to " clean up the
plate;" especially do not make a laborious
display of doing so.
Do not ask for any particular part of a
fowl, or similar dish, unless asked your
preference; iu that case always indicate
something, and if there be really no choice,
designate the portion vith which the host
can most conveniently render service.
If tho handkerchief must be used, let it
be very quietly ; in case that is notpossible,
leave the table for a moment, which may be
done in caso of a sharp attack of coughing,
sneezing, or the like, without asking permission, tho cause being manifest.
Oanned Vegetables.
Some of the canned and dried vogetablos
mako healthful and economical changes for
the table, Those vegetables should be
treated with great eare. Canned peas ond
string beans should bo turned from the can
into a strainer and rinsed by pouring cold
water over them. Asa rule, these vegetables are cooked enough in thecanning,and
when to be served should only be thoroughly heated and properly seasoned. The
simplest and best way of preparing these
two vegetables is to add to a can of vegetables, after being rinsed, one large teaspoonful of butter, oue of sugar, one level
teaspoonful of salt and one gill of hot water.
Placo on the fire and do not cook for more
than ten minutes,
Canned corn is excellent if prepared in this
manner: Turn the corn into the double
boiler and add half a pint of milk, one teaspoonful of salt and one tablespoonful of
butter. Placo on the fire until thoroughly
heated���say for about ten minutes. It ruins
corn to be over-cooked.
Dried Lima beans are a delicious vege
table. Soak half a pint over night in cold
water. The next day drain off the water
and rinse the beans in fresh water. Put them
on the fire in one quart of fresh water and
cook slowly for two hours. Pour off all the
water except about a gill; then season with
a level teaspoonful of salt and a tablespoonful of butter, and cook ten minutes longer.
Another way is to pour off all the water
and add a gill of milk and the seasonings;
the cooking to be continued for ten minutes.
The cooked corn and beans maybe mixed
just before being served, and making a
delicious succotash. There is almost no end
to the uses to which canned tomatoes can
be put for soups, sauces, entrees ; and as a
vegetable they are of great value. The
store-closet should never be without a few
cans of this useful vegetable.
An Ironing* Aid.
It's strange how things cumeabout,Bome-
times; how if one only has her eyes and
ears open, as the saying goes, a person can
see or hear something that may be very
helpful in tlie future, if it is only remembered.
I feel like telling of a call I made a while
ago, hoping that what I then learned may
benefit someone else. My so-called "help"
having left me with scarcely a word of
warning, I had bread to bake ; all of us
preferring homemade broad above the
baker's. As my six nioe loives wcre ready
for the oven, I set my stove dampers right,
added a liltle coal, pushed the dough into
the warm oven and shut the door with a
satisfied little bang, and thought, "Theio
you are for ote whole hour."
Then I took some light work and ran
across the street, lo sit and chat with one
of my neighbors while my bread was baking. She was doing her starched ironing,so
I told her to keep right on anil uot stop ;
because I could slay only a few minutes,
and 1 would sit down at the end of her
ironing table, where I should be out of tlio
way. She liked my plan and kept on with
her work,
After a little, something about her motions attraoted my attention, and 1 let my
hands rest idly in my lap, whilo 1 watched
hor hands ily. Article after article was
made smooth and shining ami put by, with
very littlo effort, seemingly. At last she
shook out and spread on the ironing
table a fine, white linen apron, for one of
her little girls. It looked as though it
might "stick" a little, as them was hero
and there a little Starch sticking to it. I
noticed, as she took her iron from the gaso-
lino stove, she gave it a rub or two on a
cloth, at hor right hand. It was very much
browned by usage, aud sont up a torrible
smoke. Then she ironed that apron as easy
as possible.
Woll! I was astonished, and said, " I
would liko to know why your Hatirnn did
not stick ono bit!" She looked pleased and
aaid, "Oh! don't you know! Why, I always,
when I Bm getting ready to do my ironing,
put some kerosene on that cloth and rub
every iron on it, as I take it from the stove
and nothing ovor sticks. I had rather iron
the starched things than anything else."
I went home thinking it was wonderful
how much good a little kerosene could do,
I tried the noxt time I ironed and have always used it since, Some may think I found
my bread burnt, but it was beautifully baked.
Tablii Manners for Children-
Drink from lhe cup-never from thesauc-
er.
Teaspoons are loft in the saucer, nut in
the cup.
Little ohildren only havo tho napkin arranged as a bib.
Making a noise, in oltlioroatlllg or drinking, iH vulgar.
Always cheerfully defer lo older poople
and to gtlosts,
Lat Hlowly, and do not lill the mouth
with largo quantities.
Eat tho font' served, or quietly leave it
upon the plate without remark.
Concerning Oatmeal-
Oatmeal Bread.-Boil half a pint of oatmeal thoroughly iu salted water and add to
it three-fourths of a pint of milk; mix in
carefully one and a half pints of sifted flour
with three teaspoonfuls of baltiig powder
and half a teaspoonful of salt, Grease the
bread pan well, and hake in a moderate
oven.
Oatmeal Gems.���Mix with one and a
half teaspoonfuls of finely-ground oatmeal,
half a teacupful of cornmeal, oue teacupful
of flour and a teaspoonful of baking powder.
Stir in one tablespoonful of butter, two
tablespoonfuls of sugar, one teaspoonful of
salt andtwo teacupfulsof milk. Put into
hot tins and bake in a quick oven.
Oatmeal Bisci'iT.-Rub a round tablespoonful of butter or lard into one quart of
oatmeal flour, anil wet il with one pint of
sour milk, in which has been dissolved one
teaspoonful of soda and one-half teaspoonful of salt. Use enough flour to roll out to
about one inch in thickness, and bake iu a
quick oven.
Oatmeal Mrair.���Into two quarts of
boiling, salted water, add slowly one and
oue-half cupfuls of oatmeal, and stir for a
few minutes; then set in a kettle of boiling
water and boil throe hours. Serve with
cream and sugar. Raisings added to the
above make a delicious dish.
Oatmeal CbisI'S.���One cupful of oatmeal
nearly halt a teaspoonful of salt ; mix together dry ; cover with cold water and let
Stand half an hour. Drain off the water and
drop by spoonfuls on a tin, spreading as thin
as possible. Bake until brown and crisp ;
do not scorch.
Oatmeal Blancmange. ��� A delicious
blancmange is made by stirring two heaping tablespoonfuls of oatmeal into a little
cold water : stir into a quart of boiling
milk ; flavor, and pour into molds to cooi.
Serve with cream and sugar.
Oatmeal Crackers.���Wet one pint of
fine oatmeal with one gill of water ; add a
little salt ���, work it a few minutes with a
spoon, until you can make it into a mass ;
place it on a board well covered with drv
oatmeal ; mako as compact as possible, roil
out carefully to one-sixth of an inch thick,
ami cut into squares with a knife. Banc in
a very slow oven, A nice addition is two
heaping spoonfuls of desiccated cocoanut.
Oatmeal Mieeins.-Two cupfuls of sour
milk, one teaspootful of soda, two teaspoonfuls, of sugar, a little salt, and oat-
I meal flour to make a moderately thick
I batter, Stir the soda into the milk, and
beat a few minutes before adding the other
ingredients. Bake in hot, well-buttered
gem pans. Well-beaten egg add to the
halter improves it, but it is nice without.
Oatmeal Cream Pie,���Make the crust
dough after the recipe given for crackers.
Roll thin, Cream tilling.���Beat together
one tablespoonful of flour, one egg and a
half a cupful of sugar ; add one cupful of
rich milk : sprinkle grated nutmeg over all,
or flavor with lemon or vanilla. Bike with
lower crust only. Any pie requiring but
one cms; may be made with oatmeal,
Garo must be taken not lo aeorch the crust
while the contents of the pie are cooking,
Km im Oats.���One pint of rolled oats, a
little salt, and enough boiling water to
cover. Cook in a custard kettle or in a
small tin pail, set in a kettle of boiling
water for half an hour, Stir often. Servo
with cream and sugar. This is nicer for
breakfast than tho oatmeal, as il is so
quickly cooked.
BRIEF AMD INTERESTING.
Finland has women builders,
Canada has about 14,000 miles of railroad.
Greek wines nearly all turn to vinegar in
summer.
The Romans built the first dykes in Holland,
Chess is claimed to be taught in all the
Austrian public schools.
In China every village has its theatre;
every city his several.
It is said that the Chinese will soon control the shoemaking trade in California.
tn the industry of cigar making girls
engaged at piece work carnfrom Ms. t oil a
Week each.
In Samir bee-hivea hang in tho form
of oblong gourds from the branches of
trees.
Celery coffee is a new drink. It is said
to givo renewed strength to the brain and
nerve.
A disease peculiar to Japan is called the
kake. It is believed to bo thc result of eating too much rico.
The earliest American theatres wero
built at Annapolis and New Voik, 17">3;
Albany, 1709, and Baltimore, 177;).
The Queen of Saxony never had any children of her own, but she is very fond of
other people's children, especially if they
are pretty,
The money dealt with by the London
Bankers' Clearing-house for the year ended
December .11 last reached the stupendous
total of ��6,481,000,000.
A hay saver, consisting of a three-sided
device, which enables the horse to insert
his head into the manger, but does not
permit any lateral movement of it, is a late
invention.
Exclusive of worships, 881 vessels with a
total tonnage of 1,109,950 tons, were last
year launched in the United Kingdom.
The output fell short ot that iu 1S91 by
about, 21,000 tons.
Jay Gould's original intention was to be
a country editor, but he finally selected
another road by which to reach the immense
fortune whioh he had in view from the beginning of his career,
The most indestructible wood is the
Jarrah wood of western Australia, which
defies all known forms of decay, and is untouched by all destructive insects, so that
ships built of it do not need to be coppered.
Two freehold premises atCornhill, opposite the Bank of England, were recently
offered for sale, and the biddings reached
��157,000, when the auctioneer bid ��160,-
000 on behalf of the vendor, and the estate
was declared not sold.
In Rome there is much talk about an old
beggar who used to frequent the doors of
the Church of the Minerva, and who, dying
lately, was found to be possessed of 100,000
francs, which he had left by a properly
drawn up will to his three children, who
were completely ignorant of their father's
wealth.
An important step towards the solution
of the difficulty of finding employment for
old soldiers and sailors has just been taken
by the trustees of the British Museum in
utilising the services of commissionaires for
warding the galleries of the Natural History
Museum, and, in a lesser degree of the
British Museum.
The exact cost of a Cabinet Minister's full-
dress uniform is 120 guineas, and this sum
has been expended lately by the members of the Cabinet who are in office for thc
first time. The cost of the elaborate tunic
is due chiefly to the gold lace, in which it
is simply smothered; but such a tunic lasts
a lifetime, and those of the old Parliamentary hands are often very seedy.
In a town not a hundred miles from London there is preached every year what is
known as a "drunken sermon." It is a
temperancj sermon. It was instituted
many years ago by an old, eccentric man,
who bequeathed to the town a public-house
on condition that 40s.'be deducted from the
annual rent and given to a minister who
should preach a sermon against the evils of
intemperance.
Tlie professors in the colleges of Spain
are miserably underpaid, often receiving no
more than 8200 per year. They endeavour
lo make a small profit out of their textbooks, each requiring his own book to be
used. These books are frequently in manuscript, or, if printed, are sold at unusual
prices. The students, also poor, resort in
consequence to second-hand shops and the
annual fair, where a specialty is mado of
collegiate textbooks.
Professor Virohow has analysed "hunger-
brod," the bread calen by the peasantry in
the famine-stricken districts of Russia, and
finds that it is much more nutritious than
the rye broad made in Germany. The. latter, according to au analysis of bread baked
in Berlin, contains bul U'0-l per cont. of
albumen and 0'4S per cent, of fat, while
tlie "hungor-brod" contains 1179 per
cent, of albumen aud 3'70 of fat.
If the Pacific could bc laid baro, wc should
have a most singular apectaclo, There
would be a number of mountains with
truncated tops scattered over it, and thoso
mountains would have an appearance just
the very reverse of that prosentod by tho
mountains we see on shore, You know that
the mountains on I ho shore are covered with
vegetation at their bases, whilo their tops
are barren or covered with snow ; but these
mountains would be perfectly baro at thoir
bases, and all round their tops they would
be covered with beautiful vegetation of
coral polypes.
Most people have heard of rooms papered
with postage stamps, but tho following
inBtinco of patient industry will probably
be new to many readers. In a Midland
county there stands an old country house
in which most of tho apartments arc of tho
spacious size which was popular with
architects of a century or two ago. Well,
the walls of one of these chambers has been
entirely covered with small shells, arranged
iu a pattern resembling rosos, and with the
smallest distance possible between the
llowers. This considerable task was accomplished by two persons, a lady and her
maid. The effect of tlicir labours is said to
lie extremely picturesque But they aro
also stated to have spent Bomo ten years iu
the employment, ami tho inevitable question therefore arises, would not time have
been better occupied even in tho crochet
work of our grandmothers!
In a pair of fine shoes there are two sowed
pieces, two inner soles, two stiffenings, two
pieces of steel to give a spring to the instop.
two rands, 12 heel pieces, two sole linings,
20 upper pieces, 30 tacks, 12 nails iu tiie
heels, and twenty buttons, to Bay nothing
of thread both silk and flax ; hut the wonder
is found in thc rapidity with which those
multitudinous pieces are combined iu a single complete work, for, as an experiment,
some ol our shoe factories havo from the
leather completed a pair of shoes in less than
an hour and a half, and as a test a single
pair of men's shoes have been finished in
twenty minutes.
One of thc prettiest miseroscopical studies
is the examination ot the lungs of a plant.
Most people do not know a plant has lungs,
but it has; and its lungs are in its loaves.
Examined through a high power microsoope
every leaf will show thousands upon thousands of openings, infinitely small,of course,
but each provided with lips, which, in
many species, are continually opening and
closing. These openings lead to tiny
cavities in the body of the leaf, and by the
opening and closing of tho cavity air is continually passing in and out, so that the act
of rospiration is continually going on. Tho
sap of tho plant is thus puriliod, just at the
blood of an animal is cleared of impurities
by passing through the lungs, ami tin-
average sized treo will, therefore, in the
courso of a diy, do u.3 much breathing as a
man.
Princoss Margaret of Prussia was married
standing on one of tho most interesting bits
of carpet iu existence This was worked hy
her mother, tho Empress Frederick, and all
her children knelt ou it when they were
confirmed. Tho present German Emperor,
Prince Henry of Prussia, and tho Princesses
Charlotte, Sophia, and Victoria were married standing upon it, and it served a sadder purpose when the coffin containing tlio
remains of the late Emperor rested upon it.
Should a history of interesting carpets be
ever written, the Empress Frederick's
carpet should have an honored place in the
record.
The weight of the King of Denmark as a
ruler may be insignificant in the councils of
Europe, but to his own subjects he bears
the same paternal relationship as does, or
used to do, the wealthy squire to the people
of his own parish. Christian IX. walks
through tho streets of his capital escorted
only by his favourite dog; while the Crown
Prince so far joins in the amusements of the
humbler citizens, as to take his children to
the theatre in the Tivoli Gardens to witness
a variety entertainment, consisting of jugglery, songs, and acrobatic teats; the only
ceremony being the reservation of some
front seats (price one shilling each) for
themselves and their suite, the playing of
the National Anthem on the arrival of the
party, and the firing of a toy cannon outside, which latter performance necessitates
the opening of a window, whether to prevent the breaking of the glass, or to enable
those in the house to hear the report, is
still an open question. As the Royalties
enter, the audience rise and uncover, but as
soon as they are seated, hats are at once
put on, and cigars and punch at once resumed.
Murdered by a Boy-
A Berlin corresponden t says: ���Some weeks
ago the wife ol a workman who kept a shop
as a small provision dealer was found, with
hor little child, murdered in a room behind
tiie shop, and part of her valuables and
money stolen. On Sunday the murderer
was discovered in the person of a boy of 15
years of age, the son of a workman who
formerly lived in the samo house witli the
murdered woman. He roused suspicions on
the part of his parents by giving vliem presents of money and incurring various expenses. He pretended to have earned the
money in his new situation, but his mother
could not rid herself of her doubts, and expressed them in conversation to neighbours,
Probably through the latter an anonymous
communication was made to the police. At
iirst the boy tried to deny everything, but
at last confessed his crime. With cynical
coolness he related the details of the murder, which he had made up his mind to commit on New Vear's Day, but postponed till
he had no money, He murdered the woman exactly as was described in the pre3s.
He knocked her down with a blow on the
head from a mangle-roller, and then stubbed
her in the neck. "Aud then?" the young
murderer was askod. "Then it was the
child's turn. After that I looked about for
money, and found it, and now 1 have nothing more to say." When asked why he
murdered the little hoy, he coolly answered,
"Oh, it screamed so."
OAiNADA'S EI0HMIKE3.
Mr, g, ,1. Bltelile's  Misfortune-  Bring to)
I.lslil Some Inlr-resllnx Facts.
A despatch from Cleveland, says:���The
entry of dismissal ordered by Judge Hut-
chins on Monday in Common Pleas Court in
the cases brought by Samuel J. Ritchie, of
Akron [against the Canadian Copper Company and the Anglo-American Iron Company practically ends litigation that started
on a very extensive basis.
In 1886, largely through the efforts ol
Mr. Ritchie, valuable deposits of copper
and iron in Canada were brought to light
and several wealthy Cleveland capitalists
wore induced to become interested in the
project, Two companies were formed.
One was called the Canadian Copper Company and proceeded to develop the rich deposits ofeopper and nickel at Sudbury,
Ontario, a to wu on the Canadian Pacific
railway some 200 miles east of Sault Ste.
Marie. The other corporation was the
Anglo-American Iron Company, which
operated iron mines near Picton, Ontario,
in the Lake Ontario region.
Tlie leading capitalists in these companies
wero II. B. Payne, Stevenson Burke and
C. W, Bingham, of Cleveland, and the late
T. W, Cornell, of Akron. Mr. Ritchie at
first held one-fifth of the capital stock in
these corporations, but falling into financial
difficulties he lost this stock, Jusl how he
lost this stock is a leading question, and the
dismissal of the suils prevents any light on
the subject. Mr, Ritchie made charges of
various kinds and entered suit against other
members of the companies. Under the law
a stockholder of any corporation holding
one-fifth or more of the capital stock has
the right to petition the court for a dissolution of the company. This was what Mr.
Ritchie did, but his attorneys, recognizing
that ho no longer held the requisite amount
of stock, allowed the case to be dismissed,
These suits involved a very large amount
of money, running into the hundreds of
thousands.
The copper company is proving a rich investment for the stockholders, as the mines
yield not only very good copper, but also
nickel. For many years the famous Calumet
and Heola mines on Lake Superior have
been the greatest producers of copper in
the world and made millious of dollars for
the fortunate investors. Within later
years, however, the Anaconda mines around
Anaconda and Butte, Mont., have beeu
producing better than the Calumet. The
Canadian Copper Company has entered into
the field in a smaller way, but is making
Bteady advances. The ore is first smelted
to about 95 per cent, pure at the mines and
then brought to this city, where it is refined
at the company's largo works near Brooklyn.
There are still pending in the United
States court two suits against Mr. Ritchie,
brought by James B. and George W. Mc-
Mullen, of Picton, Ontario, with whom
Ritchie had a railway deal, as a result of
which they obtained a judgment for $265,-
307 against him, but have never been able
to colleot it. Owing to Ritchie being connected with the two companies the other
stockholders were brought in as defendants,
so that litigation seams almost endless.
However, when all legal entanglements are
swept aside, as Judge Burke, who never
stops until he wins, declares they soon shall
be, the companies will have two fine properties in au almost unoccupied field to
reward them for their daring investments.
Moro Fighting in Burma!*.
Captain Atkinson, who is acting against
the Kachins in tho Sima district, reports
that the operations of thc I'alip columns
havo been attended witli oomploto success.
Tho enemy's position was attaoked from
bolh sides by Captain Atkinson aud Lieutenant Drever. The former officer forced
his way at the head of his men through the
fence of a strong Blockade, and, crawling
ovor the roof of a block-house between the
loopholes, leaped into the midst of the
Kachins, who were taken by surprise, and
drove thcni out, Tho position was carried
in brilliant style. Thirteen of the enemy
wore killed, while tho British loss was two
killed and six wounded. According to intelligence telegraphed from Lashio under
dato thc4lh inst,, a party of I'i men, under
Lieutenant French Mullen and lhe native
ollicer Gopal Singh, went to Mehngyin on
tho 2nd inst, They found the place occupied hy 200 Kachins, who resisted the
British force. They wero, however, driven
out with the loss of 11 killed. Thero were
no casualties ou the British side.
ATEBRIFIO EXPL0SM.
Four Persons Seriously injure:' and Vnlu.
able Property Greatly Damage I.
A Niagara Falls despatch says:���A terrible explosion occurred yesterday afternoon
in the manufactory of the Ontario .Silver
Company at Humberstone. Natural gas is
used for fuel in the manufactory and it wa3
due to carelessness that the accident happened. Four persons were seriosly injured and
one probably fatally. Natural gas is used
iu the furnaces. Owing to tlie change in the
weather the moisture in gas pipes and meter
occasioned considerable trouble and while
flushing the regulator quantities of gas escaped into the factory. It was thought that all
tlie burners in the retorts had been extinguished, but such proved not to bc the case
and suddenly, without warning, a terrible
explosion occurred. Those injure 1 wore :
Leonard MoGlashan, manager: Delford
Utt, engineer of plant, of Humberstone, and Bert Fraser, a Iny employed in the works, also a Mr. Bell-
ford, an insurance agent, ot Humberstone,
who had calied to see Mr. McGlashen,
The men were all burned about the head,
face and hands. Mr. McGlashen was frightfully injure I, His hair was ali burned off
and his eyes and features were swollen up
to twice iheir usual size. It is feared he
cannnot recover, His arms up to the
elbows arc a mass of blisters, L'tt, tlie
engineer, escaped with the lightest injuries, Belford and the boy Fraser, are con-
l lined lo bed to-day and are suffering great
j agony. Mr. McGlashen's wife is with him
and every effort is being made to save his
lifo. The damage to tlie building, which is
a large oue, is quite extensive. It wai lifted
from the foundations and moved several
feet, Evory window was broken and the
interior badly wrecked. The plant cost
ovor $75,000. It is thought, however, that
the valuable machinery is not nvich injured. Dr. Clark went to Hiiiiiberstcne today and on his return reported tlie men as
very seriously injured.
A Curious Transformation of Brass-
A curious incident has been noticed iu connection with tho brass condenser-tubed of a
foreign cruiser, The pipes, after being in use
for moro than 12 months, were found lo have
experienced a peculiar change, In many
places the motai had been, il appears, con-1
verlod into almost pure copper of a spongy
texture, the zinc of the alloy having completely disappeared, An investigation
which was made showed the probable cause
of lho failure to have been nn electrolytic
action between the tin lining of the tubes
and the brass, the son water circulating
through the condenser forming the electrolyte. Had lhc tin coating remained perfect
doubtless no corrosion would have resulted
but the mud and grit conveyed in suspension through tho condenser carried away
the tin coating in Spots, ami it was at these
points that the transformation of the metal
occurred. It is concluded that if the pipes
had not been tinned at all they wou'd have
remained intact.
A Romaics of The Lottaiy.
On Saturday aftirnoon, at the quarterly
drawing of the Credit Fonder Lottery
Bonds in Paris, and a few minutes before
tho wheel of fortune was to beset in motion,
a lady appeared with a bond of the lxs'j
issue, upon which she wanted to pay the
calls due in order that it might be eligible
for a prize. The clerk said it was too late,
as the drawing was about to commence, adding the conventional phrase of regret. The
lady, however, begged hard, ami the clerk
consented to submit her case to the board
of directors who hid to attend the drawings'
Several numbers, says a Paris corresponden t,'
had already been drawn while the directors
were considering whether the lady's offer
oould be accepted���a matter of a few francs
���when, oh I freak of fortune, trie number
of the very bind whose fate was in suspense
came out for a prize of ��4000. Tlie board
ultimately ruled tbat as the number had
come out after the lady's offer the latter
would be entertained. The clerk went down,
and after receiving the lady's money and
handing her a receipt for it, annouueed to
I her that she was t* 1000 richer. TROUT
LAKE
CITY
WEST KOOTENAY, B.O.
The above town site will be placed on the market shortly.  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 OP 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. The
first hundred lots will be sold at $200 for corners, and $150 for insides
Por further particulars apply to
C. E. PERRY & CO.,
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
HAIG,
Local Agent,
REVELSTOKE, B.C.

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