BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Kootenay Star Jan 14, 1893

Item Metadata

Download

Media
kootstar-1.0310163.pdf
Metadata
JSON: kootstar-1.0310163.json
JSON-LD: kootstar-1.0310163-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): kootstar-1.0310163-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: kootstar-1.0310163-rdf.json
Turtle: kootstar-1.0310163-turtle.txt
N-Triples: kootstar-1.0310163-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: kootstar-1.0310163-source.json
Full Text
kootstar-1.0310163-fulltext.txt
Citation
kootstar-1.0310163.ris

Full Text

Array VOL. IV.
REVELSTOKE, B. 0., JANUARY 14, 1893.
No. 31.
NOTICE
Ib hereby given, that at the nest
session ol tho Legislature of British
Columbia application will be mado
for an Act to incorporate a company
for thc purpose ol constructing, operating and maintaining a line of railway,
stnudard or narrow gauge, the motive
power being either steam or electric,
commencing at Lardeau Oity, situate
at the head of the North East Arm of
Upper Arrow Lake, theuce through
Lardeau Pass to some point on the
North West shore of Lake Kootenay,
���with power to extend to Nelson, and
with power to construct, equip, maintain and operate a brauch trom the
said proposed line Irom said Lardeau
City in a northerly direction along the
course of the Incomappleux River, or
Tish Creek, to sonjo point or points
near tho headwaters of the same, with
power to build, maintain and operate
branch lines from nny point or poiuts
on the main liue or branch lines to
any adjaeeut mine or mines, and with
power to build wharves and docks,
and erect and maintain telegraph and
telephone hues Bud all necessaryworks,
bnildings,pipe8 poles.wiri's iippliances
or conveniences necessary or proper
for the generating and transmitting
of electricity or power within the area
above deaconed.
Dated this Uth day of November,
A.D. 1892.
McPHILLIPS, W00TT0N &
BARNARD,
Solicitors for the Applicants.
A. H. HOLDICH.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
BEVELSTO K E,    B.C.
Nearly seven years assayer at Morfa
WorliB, Swansea, and for over seventeen
years chief analyst to Wigan Coal k Iron
Co., Wigan.
Assays and analyses of every description undertaken on the most reasonable
terms.
Special experience in coal, coke, iron,
ferro - manganese, steel, silver, copper,
lead aud zinc,
0. & H. LEWIS,
BAKERS AND G0NFECTI0NEB2-
SUPPERS and BALLS
Catered for.
WEDDING CAKES A SPECIALTY.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
R. Tapping,
Carpenter, Builder
And General Contractor.
Manufai HIRER OF
Boats. Sleighs & Toboggans.
S ROLL WORK,
HOUSE   FURNISHINGS
SEASONED LUMBER ALWAYS
KEPT IN STOCK.
Orders promptly tilled.
Station: REVILSTOKE.
THE
MADDEN HOUSE,
HUGH MADDEN, Prop'r.
Beautifully situated on the Lake
shore at the entrance to the best and
shortest road to the Sloean mines aud
New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting iu the district, with grand
beating nud sketching facilities for
tourists aud artists.
The Bar is supplied with* the
Best brands of wines.liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
KEVELSTOKE TIME TABLE,
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.10 daily.
Pnoifto       " "     16.52   "
Cheapest, moat reliable and safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chioago, New York a.d Boston.
Rates $5 to $10 lower than any other
other route.
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in
charge of a Porter, Ior the aiciimmo-
dation of Passengers holding second
class tiokets. Passengers booked to
and from all European points at
Lowest Kates.
Low Freight Rates. Quick despatch, Merchants will save money
by having their freight routed via
he C.P.R.
Pull and reliwle information given
by applying to    D. E. BROWN,
Asst, tien'l l''rei[ht Ag't, V'ueouvor.
or to I.T. BREWSTER,
Ag't 0. P. R Depot, Revelstoke,
Ripans TahuloBpure bnd hn ath,
Ilipiins Tabulesfcui'u biliousness.
Ripans Tabulos for suttr stomach.
HUL1 BROS.
REVELSTOKE.
B U T C H E It S
AND   WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL  DEALERS
IN
BEEF, PORK, Etc.
Stockholm House
JOHN STONE, Prop.
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords,
The bar is snpplied with a choice stock
of wines,liquors and cigars,
THE
COLUMBIA  H0USK.
REVELSTOKEBC.
The largest and most central Hotel in
the oity ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; lire proof safe,
BROWN & CLARK,
Proprietors.
FREE 'BUS AT ALL   TRAINS
I    A ���   aaVfcl
REVELSTOKE.
P. MoOaeth?  -        ���   -
Prop.
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodging $5 Per Week,
meals, 25c.    iieds 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished,  and
affords first class accommodation.
BOOTMAKER,
MAIN STREET.  REVELSTOKE.
Boots & Shoes made to
order.
Harness Leather Kept in Stock.
REPAIRING WHILE YOU WAIT.
OUE AN STEAMSHIPS.
Royal Mail Lines.
CHEAPEST k QUICKEST ROUTE
TO THE OLD COUNTRY.
Proposed Sailings from Halifax.
SARDINIAN ..Allan Line... Deo. 10
NUMIDIAN "        ... Deo. 24
PARISIAN "        ...Jan. 7
LABRADOR.DominionLine.. Deo. 3
VANCOUVER        "       ...Dec. 17
SARNIA  "       ... Dee, Sl
From New York.
TEUTONIC... White Star ... Nov. 30
BRITANNIC "       ... Deo. 7
MAJESTIC "        ... Dec. U
Cabin U0, Uru, 850, $60, $70, $80 upwards.
Intermediate, $25 ; Steerage, $20.
Passengers tick, ted through lo all
points in Great Britain and Iroland, and
at specially low rates to all partj of the
European contiuent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all
points,
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Kevelstoke ;
or to Robeht Kekh, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
CAUTION.
EACH PLUG OF THE
Myrtle Navy
IS MARKED
T. & B.
in itron/.e Letters.
NONE  OTHER IS GENUINE.
LOCALNEWS.
The days are lengthening perceptibly.
Mr. T. Townseud, of Vernon, a former
reaiilei t of Revelstoke, who has been
spending his holidays here, returned
home on Sunday.
The Rev. C. Ladner will preach tomorrow in the Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, eveuiug at 7.30, All
are cordially invited.
The announcement is made that the
Lieutenant-Governor h.ia accepted the
resignation of Frauds Ross as a justice
of tlie peace for East Koolenay.
A public meeting will be held in tho
sample room of the Colnolbia House on
Monday evening next at 8.1)0, to discuss
matters concerning the hie brigade.
Sherwood Hall Nnrsory catalogue for
1893 is just to baud, and a look through
its pages surprises one at the cheapness
of seeds, bulbs, etc. Anyone desiring a
catalogue should write to 427 Sausomo
Street, San Francisco.
Mr. O. H. Allen returned from Vernon
Wednesday, haviug made arrangements
to receive bis malt supply from the new
malt house of R bt. Ochsner. Mr. Allen
considers the Vernon malt far superior
to that from California.
Dr. McLean left last Saturday night
on a business trip to Vancouver and
Victoria, probably going on to Nelson
via Seattle, He hopes to be back in
about ten days, aud will open a drug
store in connection with his practice,
Mr. Wm. Mackio will visit Hall's
Landing shortly to look over his cattle
on Mr. Adair's ranch, and will arrange,
bo we understand, to ship a large number of cows to the same geutleman early
in the spring. Mr. Mackio is fast becoming the cattle king of Kootenay.
George Laforme left about midday on
Tuesday in beautiful weather for Big
Bend, on suowshoes. He carries a heavy
pack, including a large supply of litera-
ture for the men up there. The distance
is over 70 miles, bnt George knows every
step of the way, and expeots to do it
inside of five days.
Revelstoke Quadrille Club will give a
masquerade ball in Bourne's Hall on
Friilay, 17th Maroh (St. Patrick's Day).
It is intended to be on a grander scale
than anything yet attempted in Revelstoke, and the committee will commence
operations at once, so aa to have ample
time to complete all the arrangements
without beiug pushed at the last.
W. A. JOWETT,
MINING & RKAL ESTATE BROKER,
NELSON, B.C.
LARDEAU   AND   SLOOAN
PROSPUCTS W.\NTi:i>.
ON TRIAL POR 90 DAYS.
Tho finest, complotest and latest line of F.tet-
tric.il aritiiKincesin tho world. Thev have neves
failed to cure. Ve an. so positive of il that we
will back our belief and send you any Ek-clrlcut
Appliance now ia the market and you can try It
for Three Month*). Largest list of testimonials
on ajarth. (-end for book and jonrtial free.
IV, X. Bacr Ic Co., Windsor, (Int.
Mr. W. Cowan, of the Victoria Hotel,
who left Revelstoke about six weeks ago
on a visit to Ontario, returned here on
Tuesday night, after a pleasant trip to
Toronto, London, Detroit and other
eastern cities. Mr. Cowan was much
impressed with Toronto's magnificent
buildings, and thinks the "Queen City"
a very desirable place to reside in. He
was rather disappointed at linding the
great Kooteuay mining discoveries comparatively unknown.
One day this week Mr. Thos. Reed, of
the mill, shot a fine male otter near Mr,
Wm. Maokie's ranch, about two miles
west of the town. It measured 3 feet
10 inches in length and weighed 151bs.
The fur is in excellent condition, possessing tbat sheeny, glossy appearance peculiar to otters. It eame into the possession of Mr. M. David, who Bent it to be
stuffed aud mounted by Mr. W. Pound,
of Vernon, a first class taxidermist, and
a splendid specimen may be looked for.
The new chemical engine arrived f torn
Toronto on Tuesday, aud we are pleased
to state that it entirely comes up to expectations. Everything abont it is
finished in a first class manner, the
workmanship being excellent. It bears
the name "Revelstoke" in silver lotters
on a red ground. About 100 feet of
hose, fire axe, crowbar, anil nee. ssary
appliances acooinpauy the engine, ns
well as full directions for working it.
Two iron loops on the haudle, or Bhuft,
through which thu hanliug rope passes
were broken off in transit. The door of
the fire hall had to be widened to nearly
seveu feet before it conld be housed. As
soon as the snow permits a practice will
be held, and we hope to be aide to give
a favorable report of tbe engine's merits
as a fire extinguisher.
If
You Think
r��nyktnd of aero", will ilo, then'
any kind of Heeds will do; hul for
the best results you should plant
1 Always the limt, they are recognized as j
thu standard everywhere. I,,
Ferry's Seoil An��unl Is the most
liiilM.rtuiil hook nl lho klml jial).
imii..i.   It is Invaluable m iho
planter. We nnd n free
D.Al.FERRY&CO.^
WINDSOR,
On*.
Fatal Accident nt Kevelstoke
Sawmill,
A sad fatality occurred yesterday
morning shortly alter nine o'clock at
the new sawmill now being buiit to
replace the one recently destroyed
by fire. The building has reached
the second floor, and yesterday
morning ten men were engaged in
placing in position two upright posts
���one at each end corner���to which
a cross-beam, or sill, had already
been fastened, The posts were nine
feet high and the cross-beam 27 feet
long, all three beiug ten inches
square. The foot of each post had
to fit into a hole or socket, and the
structure was raised a few feet from
the floor when Samuel Rath well
placed his shoulder against one of
the posts with the intention, it is
thought, of guiding it into the
socket. But he lifted too hard, the
foot of the post going clear ovor the
edge of the floor, and the structure
of posts and beam came down with a
run, pinuiug Rathwell to the floor.
He never spoke or moved after. The
men were too shocked for a few tno-
inents to realize what had occurred.
It was found that he had been struck
ou the forehead by the sharp edge of
the cross-beam, and death was in*
stantaneons, Deceased was a man of
very pleasant address, courteous aud
affable, and well liked by everyone
who knew him. He was about 35
years of age, and was a native of the
village of Navau, Ontario. He came
to British Columbia ahoat two years
and six mouths ago, having lived iu
Calgary a short time. Two or three
mouths ago be announced his intention of going home, bnt receiving
news of the death of his mother, he
altered bis mind. Deceased was a
single mau, but was, we understand,
engaged to a young lady in Ontario.
Telegrams have been sent to his
relatives at Navan and to a brother
in Victoria, and until an answer is
received it is uot kuown whether tbe
body will be interied here or sent
home. All work bus heen suspended
at the mill since the aocident.
The Robbery at a Kevelstoke
Store.���The Prisoner {jets a
Sentence of Twelve Months
Imprisonment.
Officer J. Kirkup reoeived inform-
ation last Friday concerning Ringer,
the young man who robbed tlie safe
in Hume k Co.'s store on New Year's
Day, and he left by the westbound
train the same evening, He got off
at Sh'amous, where he was given to
understand that Ringer had gone to
Vernon on the S. & 0. track. Thero
being no train for that town till next
day Mr. Kirkup went to bed, and
uext day was very much surprised
to meet wiih the mau he was looking
for. Tired and hungry, Ringer gave
himself up. He bad beeu to Tappen
Siding sawmills, afterwards coming
baok to Sicamous on the express.
When be hoard tbat the officer had
arrived from Revelstoke he started
westward once move, but alter walking about a mile and a hall hunger
prevailed on him to turn about aud
retrace his steps to where the officer
of the law was ou Ihe lookout for
bim. The constable and his prisoner
arrived here ou the Atlantic Express
Sunday morning, und on Monday, in
Revelstoke Courthouse, Ringer was
brought-before Messrs. F. Fraser and
H. N. Conrsier, magistrates, charged
with breaking into a store and steal-
ing therefrom over $200.
C. B.*Humo, sworn, Baid : I know
the prisoner; have known him several months. He has been iu the habit
nf spending a portion of his leisiuo
time iu tho store lately. On several
occasions he has been left in solu
charge, Ou the 1st January I wus
at llie store, and lelt in company
with Mr. Lindmark, oue of the firm,
about a quarter past fivo. We fastened all the doors and the sale ��as
locked. It was not quite dark, Mr.
Lindmark and I returned about 7
o'clock. We found the back door
open and a portion of the lock on the
floor. We examined tho till under
the counter and fouud it broken open
and the monoy gone We had left
$'25 in the till. The safe was still
locked. We opened it aud found
that tho bank notes we had placed
there wcre misBing, These consisted
of three 850 bills, one 810 and two
85's, Thu safe has a combination
look. Tho till is au ordinary one.
Tlie ' ffice is also used aa a sleeping
apartment, I suspected the prison* r
and accused him of tho theft. He
admitted taking the money, and returned 8210.75. He also admitted
having broken in the back door.
Chas. F Lindmark, sworn, said : I
resido iu Revelstoko ; am a partuor
iu thu firm of C, B. llumu k Co.   I
know the prisoner; have known bim
about a year, ilurinu which time ho
has been employed Iiy the Revelstoke
Lumber Co, Part of his leisure time
he has spent in onr store. He has,
on several occasions, been left alone
in the store. On the evening of tho
lst of January "the "llice at the back
of the store was broken iuto by ti o
door being forced from the outside.
The till had been opened and S'J'i
taken. The bank notes placed iu thu
safe were also missing.
Prisoner, who said he had nothing
to say, was committed for trial ut
Kamloops ou tho charge of housebreaking.
Ringer looked the picture of
misery standing there before the
magistrates, the tears coursing down
his cheeks as he realized his position.
Among the spectat'>rs wire several
who had been his intimate associates,
and no one could look at bim without feeling pity aud compassion for
Ihe poor young fellow who had so
foolishly thrown himself away. But
the law must be asserted, and tho
same evening Officer Kirkup took
the prisoner to Kamloops, where ho
was brought before Judge Spink ou
the following day. The evidence
taken at Revelstoke was read over,
and Ringer pleaded guilty. Officer
Kirkup spoke strongly in prisoner's
favor, stating how he had made what
reparation he could by returning tha
whole of the stolen m ney ; and
mentioned the respectable character
borne by Ringer ever since hi��ani-
val in Revelstoke. Taking this into
consideration, the judge passed the
light sentence of twelve months' imprisonment, although at first he had
intended sending him to the penitentiary for three years. Ringer will be
confined at Kamloops instead of
being sent to New Westminster, as
would have been the case had he
received the iouger seuteuce. If hia
conduct is good he will probably lm
released iu about ten mouths. This
case illustrates the speediuess of
Canadian justice���the prisoner was
apprehended on Saturday, brought
buck ou Sunday, examined aud committed by the magistrates on Monday
and seuteuced by the judge on Tues-
duy. Things are somewhat different
ou the other side of the boundary.
From Lardeau City on Snow-
shoes.���Serious Accident to
31r. D. A, Lamey.
Messrs. W. B. Pool.TVA. Laffley,
Malcolm Beeton aud Sandy MoCrea
arrived here on Thursday evening
from the North East Arm. They
left Lardeau City Tuesday morning,
travelling tlle greater part of the
distance to the Columbia on the ice,
and crossing the river to Hail's
Landing in a boat. Here they fonnd
everybody well aud as happy as tbeir
isolated position will allow. They
left Halls Landing ou Wednesday
morning and came up in two days.
They travelled on long Norwegian
snowshoes���thin pieces of tough
wood slightly bent in the middle,
where it is fastened to the foot, and
turned up in front, ten feet long by
six inches wide���and found them
better adapted for speed than the
Canadian meshed snowshoe. They
brought uo miuiug news, as the suow
is lying deep on the prospects, but
the weather has beeu mill and warm
for several weeks, aud the suow was
diminishing. All were well at
Thomson's Landing. Mr. Thomson
sent a budget of news by letter to
the editor, bnt it was mislaid or lost
en route. Mr. HarriBou, who has
taken up a rauoh near Trout Lake,
had visited the landing and gave a
good report ol things in the interior.
Mr. Piper was well. Mr. Pool had
with him some samples of ore for
assay. Two days before Christmaa
Mr. Lamey had a narrow escape ior
his life while hunting ou Fish Creek.
He was on suowshoes, aud while
goiug up hill he Slipped backwards.
He used his gnu to steady himself,
with the btock io tbe snow aud thu
barrel iu his huiid. Placing it with
some force ou what he thought was
a log beueath the suow, the guustock
weut dowu betweeu, The hammer
must liaie beeu caught by a projefl'
tion betweeu the lugs, as the guu
went off, the charge striking Air.
Lamey on thu hit side of the nose,
tho left ejebrow being demolished.
The forehead was terribly gashed,
and the bone of the skull expos d.
Happily the eye itsell is ouiujured.
Had the muzzle ol the gun beeu just
a hairs breadih of au angle more
towards him the front of his htad
would have beeu blown >.ff, He lost
a gieat quantity of blood, dyeiug the
suow crimson as he went aloug. Mr.
Pool sowed up the wound with au
ordinary needle und cariboo Sure,
putting iu eight stitches Tlie first
tire iu Lardeau City was that of tho
"sbi gle mill," belonging to Mr. J.
M. Keilie. Total loss, no insurance,
l.uihlii g opeiations at Lar.leau City
had beeu dilated through want of
lumber. Mr. Lamey left last night
for Victoria, where he will remain
some time for biirgical treatment,
Ripans Tabules: for liver troubles
Ripans Tabules: one gives reliet. A TRUE HISTORY OF A REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE
CHAPTER XII.
W11S STIUNUK   STOHY  OK .IONATII VN  SMALL,
A vory patient man was that inspector
in the call, for ii was a weary time before I
rejoined him. His face clouded over when 1
sheared him the empty box.
" There goes tho reward l" said lie,
gloomily, " Where there is no monoy
i/liere is no pay. This night's work would
have heen worth a tenner oaoh to Sam Brown
and me if the treasure had been thorn."
" Mr. Thaddeus Sholto is a ''ioh man," 1
said. " He will see lhat you are rewarded,
treasure or no."
TlieinspectorBhookhislwadltupondeutly,
however. " It's a had job," ue repeated ;
"and so Mr. Alhclnev Jones will think.''
oul of it with this timber toi strapped lo
my stump 1 found myself invalided out of
the army and unfitted for any active occupation.
" 1 was, as you can imagine, pretty down
on my luck al this lime, for I was a useless
cripple though not yet in my twentieth
year. However, my misfortune soon proved
to he a blessing in disguise, A man named
Abelwhite, who had come out there aa aa
indigo-planter, wanted an overseer to look
alter his coolies and keep them up to their
work. He happened to bj a friend of our
colonel's, who had taken au interest in me
since tiie acoidont. Tu nuke a long story
short, the colonel recommended mo strongly
for the post, and, as the work was mostly to
I he done on horseback, my leg was no threat
His forecast proved to he correct, for the j obstacle, for [ had enough knoo left to keep
detective looked blank enough when I got
.) Baker Street and showed him the empty
box. Thoy had ouly just arrived, Holmes,
the pritjnor, and he, lor they had changed
their plans so as to report Iheimelves at a
station upou tho way. My companion
lounged in Iiis arm-oil air with his usual listless expression, while Small sat stolidly
opposite lo him with his wooden leg cocked
over his Bound one. As I exhibited tlio
empty box he leaned hack iu his oh lit and
laughed aloud.
"This is yonr doing, Small," said Athelney Jones angrily,
" Yes, I have pal itsiway whore you shall
ne\ er lay hand upon it," he cried, exultantly. " Itis my treasure : and if I can't have
the loot I'll take darned good care that no
one else docs. J tell you no 11vi��; 'nan has
any right to it, unless it is tho tr.rei men
who aie in the Andaman convict-barracks
and myself. 1 know now that I cannot have
tho uso of it, audi know that they cannot. I
have acted all through for them as much as
for myself, it's heen the sign of four with
us always, Well 1 know that they would
have had me do just what I have done, and
throw the treasure iuto the Thames rather
'dian let ii go to kith or km ol Sholto or of
niovstau. It was not to make them rich
that we did for Achmot. Vmi'll find the
treasure whore tiie key is, and whore little
Tonga is. When I saw that your launch
must catch us, I put the loot away in a safe
place. There are no rupees for you this
journey.''
" You are deceiving us, Small," said
Athelney Jones, sternly. " If you had
wished to throw the treasure into the
lliames it would have boon easier for you to
!ia\0 thrown box and all."
" Easier for me to throw, and easier for
yon to recover," he answered,with a shrewd,
sidelong look. "The man that was clover
enough to hunt ine down is clever enough to
pick an iron box from the bottom of a river.
a good grip ou the sa Idle. What I had to
do was to ride oter thc plantation, to keep
an eye on tho mon as they worked, and to
report tho idlers. The pay was lair, I had
comfortable quarters, and altogether 1 was
content to spend tho remainder of my life
iu ludigo-planting. Mr. Abalwhite was a
kind man, and he would often drop into my
little shanly and smoko a pine with mo, for
whito folk out there feel their hearts warm
to each other as they never do hero at
home.
"Well, I was never ill luck's way long.
Suddenly, without a note of warning, the
night of a snutl isolated, door upon the
southwest side of the building. Two Sikh
troopers wero plaoed unlet' my ootnintnd,
and I was instructed if anything went
wrong to lire my musket, when I might rely
uoou help coming at once from tho central
guard, As the guird was a good too hundred paces away, however, and as the spice
between was cut up into a labyrinth of passage! and corridors, I had great doubts as
to whether they could arrive in time to be
of any use iu case of an actual attack.
"Well, 1 was pretty proul of having
this small command given me, sime I was
a raw recruit, and a gamedeggel one at
that. For two nights I kept the witch with
my Pnnjaubecs. They were tall, fierce looking chaps, Mahomet Singh and Abdullah
Khan by name, both old fighting-man who
had borne arm s against us at Chilian-wallah.
They could talk Knglish pretty well, but I
could get littic out of them. Thsy prefjrred
to stand together and jabber all night in
their queer Sikh lingo. For myself, I used
:o stand otitsnlo tho gate-way, looking
down on the broad, winding river and ou
the twinkling lights of the groat city. The
beating of drums, the rattle of tomtoms,
aud the yells and howls of the rebels, drunk
with ouiuniand with ban;, wore enough In
remind its all night of our dangerous neighbors across the stream. Every two hours
the officer of the night used to come round
to all the posts, lo make sure that all was
woll.
" The third night of my watch was dark
and dirty, with a sin ill, driving rain. It
was dreary work standing in the gate-way
great mutiny broke upon m.   One month | hour after hour in suoh weather.   I tried
India lay as still and peaceful, to all appear
ance, as Surrey or Kent; the next there
were two hundred thousand black devils let
loose, and the country was a parfcot hell.
Of course you know allabont it, gentlemen,
���a deal more than I do, very like, sinej
roiding is not in my line. I only know what
I saw with my own eyes,   Oar plantation
again and again to mike in /Sikhs talk but
without much success. At two in the morning the rounds pissed, and broke for a mo-
mint the weariness of the night. Finding
that my companions would not ba lead into
conversation, I took out. my pipe, and laid
down my musket to strike the milch. In
an instant the two Sikhs wcre upon me.
was at a place called Muttra, near the hor- j One of them snatched my lirelock 'up and
der of the Northwest ."rovinoes. Night after j levelled it at my head, while the other held
night the whole sky was alight with the
burning bungalows, and day after day we
had small companies of Europeans passing
through our estate with their wives and
children, on thoir way to Agra, whero were
the nearest troops. Mr. Abelwhite was an
obstinate man. He had it in his head that
tho affair had boon exaggerated, and that it
wonld blow over as suddenly as it had
a great knife to my throat and swore between his teeth that he would plunge it into
ine if I moved a step.
" My Iirst thought was that these fellows
were in league with the rebels, and that
j this was the beginning of au assault. If our
I door were in .he hands of tho Sepoys   the
! place must fall, and the woman and children
Now that they are scattered over fivo miles j my heart when I found it was Dawson's
I he treated as they were in Oawnpore. May-
drinkhig-whiskey-pegs and smoking cher'- li7n0"g91ll[eT ��>hik that Iamjustinak.
oots, while the country was in a blaze about' "--.TV"? ^VIT' \b" !ig? %TX
him Of course we stuck oy him, I and j v t! ^? 'T ��*-*tatj.*0W
Dawson, who, will, his wifo, used Io do tho ! ! fclt lle Pomt �� the *"!'e �����raythroat, I
hookwork and lhe managing. Well, one line : ?Pene*1 m' ""'J1.1' wuh ��>��� mtontton ofgiv-
j,,,,,   ,, il  ii i nig a��screain, if it was my last one, which
day the crash c one.    1 had been away on a     .*,.,   ,      i��i.����i��/��<.�����i   .
,i,'.i���,.i ���!,���.,..;������  ������i ... ���   ut  ..i i    might alarm the main guard.  I he man who
ilistau.,plantation, and was riding slowly \, ,, , ,   ,    h       .,     ,      r
home in the evening, when my eve fell upon Illolti fe seemed to know my thoughts! for,
sonicthing all huddled togotlie/at the hot-1��en,f **b a06d m^M ���*��>*�� '���? whiypmd,
torn of a steep nullah.   I rode down to see' Dollt'"ake �� none,   lhc fort is
what it was, aud the cold struck through
or so, it may be a hiirdei job. It went to
my heart to do it, though. I was half mad
when you came up with us. However,
Chore's nu good grieving over it. I've had
tips in my life, and I've had downs, but I've
learned not to cry  over spilled milk."
"This is a very serious matter, Small,'
said the detootlve. " If you had hilped
iusti te, instead of thwarting it. ill this way,
you wonld have had a bettor chai.co at your
trial."
" Justice I" sua'led the ox-convict. "A
pretty justice ! Whosd'loot is this, if it is
not ours ? Where is tlle justice that 1
Bhotild give it up to those who have never
earned it? Look how I have earned it I
Twenty long years in that fever-ridden
swamp, all day at work under the mangrove-
��� ���ee, all night chained up ill the filthy con-
I'icl-hnts, bitten by mosquitoes, racked with
ague, bullied by overy cursed hiaokfaced
polii eman who loved to take it out of a
whito man. That was how I earned the
Agra treasure ; and you talk to in*��� of justice because 1 cannot her lo feol thai I
ban' paid this one only that another may
enjoy it !   1 would rather swins a score oi
wife, all cut into ribbons, and
by jackals and native dogs. A littic
eaten
farther
Don't make a noise. The fort is safe
enough. There are no rebel dogs on this
side the river,' Theie was the ring of truth
111 what he said, and I knew that if I raised
my voice I was a dead man. I could read
it in the fellow's browu eyes.    I   waited,
up the road   lawson himself was lying on; ,,  .���,-      ���    -, * i  , n   ,   ,..,
, I t -.   i    i    -.i ,i     I thereiore, in silence, to see what they want
Ins face, quite dead, with an empty revolver i   ���- ' *
ed from me, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
" ' Listen to me, Sahib,' said the tiller
and fiercer of the pair, the one whom they
called Abdullah Khan. You must either
be with us now or you must be silenced for-
s beginning to hurst through the roof, j f���'; Tl'e,,tl1'!n>! ia to�� Br,eat J on.�� fm'. '",*,"
I knew then that I could do my employer:81t**,e' ,All\e,r v��" ,u'�� heart and soul with
��� ���    ���    ���        J      v   ��� ���    us on your oath on the cross ot the Cum
in his hand and four Sepoys lying across
each other in front of him, I reined np my
horse, wondering which way I should turn,
hut at that moment I saw thick smoke curling up from Abelwhite's bungalow, aud the
no good, but. would only throw my own lifo
away if 1 meddled in tho inattci
where I stood I could see hundred
black Bonds, with their red coats
thoir
burnt
liaus, o.'yotir body this night shall bc thrown
they held iust the ground that their guns
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^    | commanded.    Everywhere else they were
limes, or have ono uf Tonga's darn in ray ] helpless fugitives. It was a tight of the
hide, than live in a oonviot's il .nd foi millions igainsl the hundreda; and the
���.hat another man is at his ease in i palace  cruellest part of it was I tal th ae men that
.   ,     into the ditch and we shall pass over to our
, ,,        brothers iti the rebel army. There is no mid-
aacks. dancing and howling round the   ?'e m*   ,Wh!��h ia ���' * be' '.,ellh �� !if,0?
)g house.    Some of then,  pointed a.   ���B T ��'!'-V fV,! You thr8e mil"lt0?.l0 (ie:
me, and a couple ot bullets sang past my f'defor the time is passing, and all must
head : so I broke away across the paddy- , b!lIl T Mm ll'�� rounds como again.
fields, und found myself late at night safe  ,      lh>" Lfu   * ,<1f"ls'    8fftld. *'   *��*J
within the walls at Agra. have not told me what you want of nie.' Bn
,. ,   . , , 11 tell you now lhat it it is anything against
As it proved, however, there was no the 3vfet.v ot lh(, fort r wi], nlwe ���0 triuk
great safety there, either.    Ine whole conn-  with it, so you can drive home your knife
try was tin like a swarm ot bees.    Where-: llu,l welcome '
ever the English could collectin little bands |    ...It js ,wthinl, a���ai|lst the fort|' sa|d
with the money that sh ml 1 be mine, ' Small
had dropped ins m isk of itoi lism, an 1 all
���.his cama out in a wild whirl ol words,
while his eyes blazed, and the liaudeufl'a
clanked  together   with  the  imp i
wi foug it against,! iot, lies... and gunners
wai ir own pi k !. troops, whom we had
taught ind trained, handling our own
11 weapons ind blowing our own bugle-
.'calls. At Ag . I ire were the 3rd Ben-
movement of his hands, I could understand gal Fusiliers, wmo Sikhs, two troops of
as 1 saw the fury and the paaaion of the man, horse, and . ittcry of artillery. A voluu-
that it was no groundless or untutura .-.-       teei f hantshadbeen
which had possessed Major Sholto when ��� formed, and u I joined, wooden leg and
(firstlearned that the injured convicl '-vis ill We went cut to meet the rebels at
upon his track
he. ' We only ask you to do that which
your countrymen come to this land for. We
ask you to ba rich. If you will he one of us
this night, wc will swear to you upon tho
naked knife, and by the threefold oath
which no Sikh was ever known to break,
that you shall have your fair share of tho
loot. A quarter of the treasure Bhall bo
yours. We can aay no fairer.'
"' But what is thc treasure, then?' I asked. ��� I ,.m as ready to be rich as you can bo,
if you will bill show me how it cau be done,'
" ' Vou will swear, then,' said he, hy ihe
bones of your father, by lhe honor of your
���Vou forget that we know nothing of all
this," Baid II dmea, quiel .     " We
not heard your story, ami we cinno   ������
how far justice in i    irigiaa     lavebee
your side."
" Well, sir, 5) i Vive be ���
sp iken ' i me   tho igli   [ ca .  ;
h iv.-  you  to  thank   th it J     ive th ise
bra telol     ion    i    w dsts,   - 11, I   baar
no  gi . Ige  for  that,   1    ia all fa    ind
above I   ird, If you i ml to h iar...
I   ive no wish to    Id it back
.   iu is God   ���  tth everj wot.
Thank you ; you   in p it  th    ; - :
. ui I I'll put my .io to it if 1
.ii ���.
"Iii  i '.v,  .���  .....   |,..
li irn tear Pers I . ire ���>���
i ��� ire now if
wero to lo ik    I   il en I   I
���... . ire, bui tha truth is
i ��� ir much if i - red
, ... i .  .   . Ibe so
glad  to seo me     Pho    w ��� ���   ill   i
.   ,���. ���     injj   folks, farmers, well
known in I re   i   ed i - mm i    ido,
m ... ��� I si it dwayt i oi' ol  i r ive     A
lost, ho*    ".'-.. ii I -���    ��� .   I   light   n,
I .'ive th -in no ni i    tronhli   for I g il into
a m ���   "������������ a girl, and could   .
it again by taking ; he i| ie m's ihillin ;    n i
joining the 3d K   f    vhich was jnil i irl
ing for India.
���' I wasn't destined to do mil ill soldi ir-
ing, however, I had just got past tli   ���
step, and learne I to hai,.I.e my musk
when I wm fool enough to go swim   i
,n tho Oangos.   Luckily for me, in;
pany io geant, John Holder, was n
water at  the  Bamo time,  and ha   waa
one nl   tho tin"-.'  swimmers in the aar-
vie..      A   - n  idilo    to ill    me,    jus.   as
I wa*! half-way aorois, and nippod n'l my
, and we beat them I mot.her' b>' lf cn, of >"''*r $*ith- .*"* n���
.. .      ....     ,    noi hana and speak uo word against us,
to fall back npot '..   either now or afterwards 5
worst us1    "Iwnlswear.!,, I answered ' provided
that the fort is not endangered.
for if yon look a   hi    tp you will     '   rhen my ��omrade and I will swear
��� in the ,..'u t of it.   that -T", u n r 'l 'V'Tri    t a" lre"'
 :   ""Which shall be equally divided among
������     ���   ind Cawnpore^ lout a, the lour ot ua,
far Ui'lie south,   I'rom every poiul on he
i   ia       ���    ...  not' ...    it torture and -
I on     ���
���������.,,:.    awarm
i       ind tierce   le' il �� n I p
pe Our han Iful of men were
n i'. ��� ' ie  :>arrow,   win-ling  streets, I    ^	
Onr lead       ived er, thore-   a Ceringhee, anil that we may trust you.
md took up his old   Bad you been a lying Hindoo though you
for -it' \ ���-.     I Ion I  ������ io v if any ol ���' 'worn by ill the gods in their falsn
,.        |or eardanj      ���  temples, your blood wouid havo boon upon
thel       mdyoui :..,iy In the wator, llm
thequ      ......  i ��� ,    . i .. .-...      i  Knglislunaii, rmd the
,. ,|il I   '..    nanknon thoSikh,   Harkon, then
il       -. i.   I should thin vhatll	
1 ire mu wrea an !  a. res '    ' ' I'hen i i rajah m the nortlu rn prov
Pit i part, which took all ou who has m    i wealth, though  hia
he could stagger to his feet the 8'kh was
upon him, and buried his knife twice in his
side. The man never uttered moan nor
moved muscle, but lay where he had fallen.
1 think myself that he may havo broken
his neck with the fall. You see, gentlemen, lhat 1 am keeping my promise. I am
soiling you every word of thc business just
exactly as it happened, whether it is in my
favor or not."
He stopped, and held out his manacled
hands for the whisky-and-water which
Holmes had brewed for him. For myself,
I confess that I hud now conceived the utmost horror of the man, not only for this
cold-blooded business in which he had been
concerned, but even more for tho somewhat
flippant and careless way in whicli ho narrated it. Whatever punishment was in
storo for him, I felt thai he might expect
no sympathy from me. Sherlock Holmes
and Jones sat with their hands upou their
knees, deeply interested in thc story, but
with the same disgust written upon their
faces. He may have observed it, for there
was a touch of deliauce in his vaice and
manner as he proceeded.
"It was all very bad, no doubt," said he.
" 1 should like io know how many fellows
in my shoes would have i'-fused a share of
tills loot when they knew that they would
have their thtoals cut lor their pains. Besides, it was my life or his when once he
was in the foil, if he hail got out, tho
whole business would come to light, and I
should have been court -mar; iallo.il and shot
as likely as not; for people were not very
lenient at a time like that."
" Go ou with your story," said Holmes,
shortly,
" Well, wo carried him in, Abdullah,
Akhar, and I, A fine weight he was, too,
for all that he was so short. Mahomet
Singh was left to guard thc door. Wc took
him to a place which the Sikhs had already
prepared. It was somo distance off, where
a winding passage leads lo a gres-t empty
hall, the brick walla of which were all
crumbling to pieces. Thc earth floor had
sunk in at oue placo, miking a natural
grave, so we left Achmot, the merchant,
there, having first covered him over
with loose bricks. This done, we all
went back to the treasure.
(TO BE C0NT1N1IKD).
ure who
11 the four I    	
" ' There arc but. three,' said I,
" No ; Dost Akhar must have his share.
We can tell the tale to you while wo await
' hem. ll i you stand at the gate, Mahomet
Singh, and give notijo of thelrooming. The
thing atanda thus,Sahib, and f toll it you
because I knowthatan oath la binding upon
' that
those who have been true to their salt.
" 'This pretended unrchant, who travels
undtr the name of Achniet, is now in tho
city of Agra, and desires to gain his way
into tho fort. He has with htm as travelling-companion, my foster-brother, I)-nt Akhar, who knows his secret. Dost Akhar
has promised ihis night to lead him to a
side-postern of the fort, and has chosen this
one for his purpise. Here he will come
presently, and here he will find Mahomet
Singh and myself awaiting him. Thc place
islonclv, and none shall know of his coming. Tno world shall know of the merchant
Achmel no more, but the fcreat treasura of
thn rajah shall ho divided among us. What
say you to it, Sahib?'
" In Worcestershire the life of a man
seems a great and a sacred thing; but it is
vory different when there is lire and blood
all round you and you havo been used to
meeting death at every turn. Whether
Aehmel the merchant lived or died was a
thing as light as air to mc, but at the talk
about the treasure mv heart turned it,
aud 1 thought of what I might do in the old
country with it, and how my folk would
stare when they saw their ne'er-do-weel
coming back with his pockets full of gold
inoidores. I had, therefore, already made
up my mind. Abdullah Khan, however,
thinking that 1 hesitated, pressed the matter more closely.
" b'onshler, Sahib,' said he, 'that if this
man is taken by the commandant he will be
hung or idiot, and his jewels taken by the
government, ao that no man will he a rupee
the bettor for them. Now, since we do thu
taking of him, why should we not do the
rest as well'! Tho jewels will be as well
with us as in the Company's coffers. There
will be enough to make every oue of us rich
mon and great chiefs. No one can know
abont the matter, for here wc are cut off
from all men. What could be better for
the purpose? Say again, then, Sahib,
whether you are with us, or if we must look
upon you as an enemy.'
" 'I am with yon heart and 60ul,' said I.
'"Itis well,'ho answered, handing me
baokmy firelock. 'You seethatwelrustyou,
for your word.liko ours, is not to be broken.
Wc have now only to wait for my brother
aud the merchant.'
" 'Does your brother know,then, of what
you will do?' I asked.
"'The plan is his. Ife has devised it.
We will go to the gate and share the watch
with Mahomet Singh.'
" The rain was still falling steadily, for it
was just the beginning of the wet season.
Brown, heavy clouds were drifting across
the sky, and it was hard to see more than a
stone-cast, A deep moat lay in front of our
door, but the water was in places nearly
dried up, and it could easily be crossed. It
waB strange to mo to bc standing therewith
those two wild Punjaubees wailing for the
man who was coming to his death.
" Suddenly my eye caught tho glint of a
shaded lantern at the other side of the
moat. It vanished among themound-heaps,
and then appeared again coming slowly in
our direction.
" ' Hero they aro !' I exclaimed.
'"You will challenge him, Sahib, as
usual,' whispered Abdullah, 'tiive him no
cause for fear. Send us in with him, and
we shall do the rost while you stay hern on
guard. Have tho lantern ready to uncover,
that we may be sure that it is indeed thc
man.'
"Tho light had flickered onwards, now
stopping and now advancing, until J could
see two dark figures upon the other side of
the moat. I let them scramble down the
sloping bank, splash through the mire, and
climb half-way up to the (^4*^, ,'�����.���*��# I
challenged them. '' r.'.
"' Who goes there?' said i '!".'. ait'jdued
voice.
" ' Friends,' came the answer. I uncovered my lantern and threw a flood of light
upon them. The first, was an enormous Sikh,
with a black beard which swept nearly
down to his cummerbund. Outside of a
bIiow I have never seen so tall a man. The
other was a little, fat, round fellow, with a
great yellow turban, and a bundle in his
hand, done up in a shawl, He seemed to
be all in a quiver with fear, for his
hands twitched as if he had the ague, and
his head kept turning to left and right with
two bright littlo twinkling eyes, like a
mouse when he ventures out from his hole.
It gave me the chills to think of killing him,
but I thought of the treasure, and my heart
sot as hard as a flint within nie. When he
saw my white face ho gavo a little chirrup
of joy and came running up towards me.
"'Your protection, Sahib,' he panted,
���'your protection for the unhappy mer-,,., ���      .���,-..
hant   Achniet.   1 havo travelled across | !'ke a ''������^, Oaptun. ,&>!>����� A". Annett.
THE POTTEflY W0RK.SK3 Of E&Y?r.
What They Produce In 'Vrainlos ami .trucks 111'   1,11V.'.
Some very interesting particulars ro
spooling tho home industries ot Egypt are
given iu a recent report whicli the Austrian
Consul at Cairo made to his government.
The greater part of the goods manufactured find a sale principally among tourists
and foreigners visiting the couutry. Speaking generally, thc Egyptian industries of
to-day may be divided into three groups:
The minor or "house "industry,agriculture,
and lhc factory industry. Of the Iirst group,
one of the oldest is the ceramic industry,
which is carried on in pottery works on thc
riversides in Cairo, Alexandria, and Bos-
etta. The chief articles of this class produced are tbe porous bottle-shaped vessels
and bulging refrigerators known by the
name of Alkaraza, as well as filters known
as Sir, the latter chiefly made at Kench.
Tho liner classes of goods, such as ornamental vases, lamps, and ornamental articles generally, come from Assiuul and Up-
I der Egypt.
Cairo ia the chief ceu'er of the metal industry, Articles of gold and silver are
manufactured in small quantities indeed
and chielly for the peasant population and
tourists. They mostly consist of massive
silver rings for decorating the arms and
ankles. Twisted bands, chains, anil liligree
work of tine gold and silvor, There are
several lapidaries in Cairo and Alexandria,
chiefly engaged in cutting turquoises.
Tho wood industry, besides employing a
large nuinbor of joiners engaged iu producing ordinary European furniture, includes
also some establishments in Cairo aud Alexandria, where art furnit ure in tho Arabian
style is turned out. This mainly consists in
wall screens, presses, chairs, fauteuils,
small tables, so-called Koran stands, mirror
and picture frames, pier tables, etc., generally inlaid with mother-of-pearl, hone, or
metal, Tho .principal purchasers of theso
articles, too, aro foreigners, cither settled
in or journeying thiough the country. Assi-
out does an export trade in articles of ebony
of finer workmanship inlaid with ivory.
Eight Times Sliinwreoked in Ten Years-
There is at present staying in Liverpool
a master mariner whose experiences read
garrison,   women,  ch irea,   and
plenl
Bu .   bl  ���;
of the old qu       . "��� "
lam   .i ���  wi ill,  M i : i  to um from
his li ���     mi re "ill bo has set by htm
if tha low nature and boarda
hoi than i pen I It,   Whon ihe
icorpion irokooul ha wonl I ba friends both
cent ipedi                  ill of g , lion and the tiger,   wuh tlie-;,,,,,,,,
images,and ...   *,���;, tho Company's Raj,   Soon, how-
dors twi 'ne; .-i nil out, so r# It a amoj toh ... thai the white mon'a
I -,; .     Forth!- day had ome lot   hrbughout all the land
' ���    ' hooould  eat of no h .��� bul of their doatli
' .  :   ���'���'���'   "" md    ;a n a party  villi arid theii ovei hi -���..   r*ot, be nga oaroful
'"   ���'    i gh go exploring. ���,,,,  |le ,,,���!, ., ��� pI��na that, oome whal
" Vjy river washoa along the front ol   ia might,  ball   tt   least,  of   nil   troasun
old fo?, ai i   i protects it, baton the idea should hi left   i him    That whioh wos in
and behind tl    i an  nanydoora, and h i gold andsllvar ho kept by him in tbo vaults
i: id tn    ���        led    il ������ tune, In  I to old
qnai tor is woll is in I h il ���������- ioh wt
ally held by our troop).   We wn-n short-
Rijpootana that 1 mightscek the shelter of
the fort at Agra. I havo beon robbed nnd
beaten and abused because I have been tho
friend of tho Company. It is a blessed niglit
this when 1 am once more in safety���I and
my poor possessions.'
'"What have you in tho bundle?' I aaked.
'"An iron box,' he answered, 'which contains oue or two littlo family matters which
are of no value toothera.hut which I should
he sorry to hi.se. Yot I nm not a beggar ;
and I slia'l reward you, young Sahio, and
your governor also, if he will give mo the
belter I ask.'
" I could nol trust myself to speak longer
wiih the man. Tho more I lookod at his
fat, frightened face, tho harder did it seem
that we should slay him in cold hloo.l. It
was bail to get it over.
"'Take him to lhe main guard,' said I,
The two Sikhs closed in upon him on each
side, and the giant walked behind, while
they niarohod in through the dart gato way,
Never was a man so oomUMBed round with
doath, J remained at the gate way with tho
lantern.
"I   could hoar  the measured  tramp of
known as a lecturer nu the other side of the
Atlantic has heen shipwrecked eight times
within ten years, and he has been engaged
to  relate his experiences at  the coming
World's Fair.   Ho wan  cast on Morant
Cues, an island in mid-ocean, where he lived
a " Robinson Crusoe " life until rescued by
tho liritiBh schooner Wave. Ilo waa aboard
the dilated yacht Maria that Bailed from
New York in November, I8N7, in search of
pirate Morgan's treasures, and he has some
interesting stories of the eight month'a voy-
I age and final wreck of that vessel.   During
i lhc Buenos Ayres iusun notion hu was taken
prisoner by the insurgents  and condemned
' to death, but nltiiua'cly saved.   Captain
Annoll, when he reaches Now  York,   will
i have completed a tour round the world for
J a  wager of ��2,000,   Ho touched  al thia
| country through no desire of Iiis own, but
i through circuinstances which ho wishes to
bring to  the  attention of the   Hoard  of
Trade. Ho says lhat on board an eastward
bound ship, of vhich ho was a to ward, some
members of lhe crew wore repeatedly assaulted hy olliccrs, and whon ho himself interfered he was struck, and falling backwards injured Ids spine.    Whon the vesacl
came to the next port ho was put ashore,
I heir footstool sounding through I he lonely I where he remained two months iu l\ie bos
pltal, Ho complained to the authorities,
but says he obtained no satisfaction, and
that the ship and crew had sailed hy lbs
time he loft the hospital,
of lm palace, I at thn moil  preclons nton
and the   io ie I pnarh that h i had he put
in an iron box, an I ami ll by i trusty i ir-
vant who, un loi tho guild of a mor taut
hnuld till" I Li ' .  '  I   \ I   ' H   I lie
the shock and ihe loss ol blood, 1 fainted, I guns. "It was impoaslblo for ns, therefore, nntll tho land ia at pc.   Thin, II the
nnd ahould have beon drowned if Holdor  testation a itrong guard i   avor*   i rebels won ho would have his m v. bui if
i'H ii ' caughl bold of mo and paddled for tho Innumerable gato*    What we did was tho Company aonnnsrsd his jewels would be
the bank.    I w.vi livo months in hospital   |,��� organize a oontral guard houso In tho mivod to Win,   Hiving  thin divided his I
I wa   islMvav nomas, and nippod n'l my allyhcld by our troop),   Wn wero ahorl '��-'
right legns clean aa a mrgoon w.i.. havo handed, with hardly men onongh to man van
douoit, just above tho knee,   What with tho angles of tho building and to sorvo the ��ho
the  bock and the loss of blood, I fainted, eune    it. �� noaslblo forns, therefore, nnt
i ill        i I - .1    ;.'   I r   i .1. _ �� '
UVe
it, and when at last,
wu aide to limp  injddli
it the fort, and to leave each gan.   Ilo.ud,  ho  thew  himself Into the came ot
corridors. Suddenly it ceased, and I heard
voices, nml a souflle, with the sound of
blows. A moment later thero oamo, to my
horror, arush offootateps coming in my
due ition, Willi the loud breathing of a run-
nun; man. I turned my lantern down the
Ion ; sir light paasage, and there was the fat
miu, running like the wind, with a smear
Ol blood across Ilia face, and close at his
hoai . bounding liko a tiger, tho groat blank-
'"���ni I Sikh, wiih a knife Hashing in his
hand, I have never goon a man run
lo dial as that little merchant. He
was gaining on tho Sikh, and I
could seo that if he once paased
mn and got to the open air he would save
himseli yet, My heart loftcnod tn lum
but again the thought of his treasure turn-
Society Note-
"Mistrcsa���UiJ yol tell those ladies I wai
out Bridgol ?
Bridget���Yia, mini.
" Did they say aiytbiug?"
"Vis, one of tlipfi and to the oilier, '1
didn't s'poso we wld foind hor in. She's
on the atratea mosav the tolms.'"
Castor oil has nl failed in any onioto remove warts to wlich it was nppUtd once a
day foi two to si, week?. Physicjans Who Have Had Queer Experiences-
Vol h I'lcaannl falling: nark ami Ki-ialit
Hides In Their lire Work -Some lain
Told by I'l-arllllon rs of Dealings llcld
With Their Patients,
The family doctor is a necessary institution still, in every well-regulated household.
Pooplo talk a great deal about mind cure
and faith cure, and a half a dozen other
cures, but ihe medical colleges aro still
sanding ont swarms of graduates and the
druggist is still doing a thriving business
at the old sland. All the mental and spiritual methods of treatment are well enough,
when there is nothing serious the matter,
but if it is a dangerous ailment tho doctor
iF hunted up aud thore ia no confidence until he has felt the pulse and taken the temperature and pronounced his patient in no
immediate danger.
Tne family doctor is pretty well mixed
up in human destiny. He knows the family
secrets as well as the family ailments, and
he i.s almost frequently called upon to minister to a mind or soul diseased as to the body
whose machinery has been temporally disabled. He presides over tho advent of thc
young stranger into this vale of tears, and
hears his Iirst wail of protest against tlio
burden of existence thus thrust upon him
without bis consent. Ho receives him in
his first garments, pronounces him "a remarkably line child," aud places him in the
arms of the pale and suffering mother,
congratulating and encouraging her upon
her patience and endurance. As he watches
the beginning of life, ao also is he thero
when it is snufl'ed out, gone beyond his
ken, and, with all his knowledge, iuto a
realm whose darkness science has never explored, and through which faith sheds only
a feeble and remittent light.
sonietning Harmless, wnue tne patient recovers bv simply being left alone. I say
'she,' but there arc nearly as many hysterical men as women in tlie world. I remeni
l>er having ono good lesson in tho beginning
of my practice, he continued. "In ihose
days fever patients were not permitted to
'have water. They might die of thirst, but
it was better to die in that way than by
any of thc terrible and mysterious complications which it waa believed water-drinking would iuduc?.
THK HAI'I'V l.VNIBR.
One might think that thc physician would
hold his race in supreme contempt. He
learns all their deficiencies and limitations;
nerves thai go wrong and which he can
never set right; mental defects, disturbed
digestion, respiration, and impaired circulation. The man or the woman, wbo, to
other eyes is sound and Btrong, to his keen
perception is a mere makeshift, ready to go
all to pieces at any minute.
NOT A HAl'I'Y  LIKE.
He is called out of bed in lbe small hout'B
of the night to help a respectable citizen
through an incipient attack of delirium
tremens, that he may be ready for business
the next day, and his evil secret lie concealed from the world. He patches up the
broken-down constitution of tho young
sd'oiety man that he may have a few more
j>\!ars of life, wh ich he will probably abuse
as he has abuse d all the rest. He jots down
the prescripts n for the drug that will
enable the rosy- cheeked telle to forget thc
agony that is tea ring her vitals, and enable
her to take her accustomed part in half a
dozon more cotil lions. He is behind the
scenes, and it is a pparontly at his bidding
that the curtain goes up and falls finally
upon the drama or comedy of life.
A patient���noi too ill to enjoy a friendly
chat���dropped into lhe office of her physician not long ago.   Half p dozen handsomely bound books stood upo n the tabic.
" What are these ?" she asked.
" The history of the progress of medicine
within the past twelve  months," sbe was
old by the doctor.
" Yos, and yon go on giving calomel and
quinine jusl, as you did forty years ago,"
ahe retorted.
"0, no," he protested, " ive give it, it is
true, but by no means as .vc did forty years
ago."
And he told the truth. Ihe uoctor, like
everybody else, has learned a great deal:
nnd, what is morc encouraging, ia still learning. For one thing, he is realizing moro and
more how apt nature is to repair moot of thc
ravages of abuse and disease, if she is assisted -with discrimination,
An old ph ysician who hud practiced for
forty years in one county once frankly
admitted that in the courre of his professional career lie had given bushels of bread-
pills and administered quarts of sweetened
water tinctured with aloes or aenna.
SI'llllKHV
"Whore surgery is an exact science," he
said, "there must of noooeslty bs much that
is experimental in medicine, People deceive themselves. Tho nerves get a little
unruly, hysteria finds ao many delusions
and excuses for itself that even the elect
IN TIIK UOSriTAI.
"My first serious case was a man dangerously ill with flux. I did what I oould for
him but he did not improve. On the contrary, he grew steadily worse. Finally, I
called one evening, looked at him, and gave
him up. After I left the room I broke the
news to his wife as gently as I could���and
this is one of the hardest things a doctor has
to do���and told her it would hardly be worth
my while to conic again. There was every
reason to believe that the man would die before morning. Of course she would not believe it���women never will give up as long
as there is breath in the body. Sbe look
this tacit announcement of her husband's
death much more quietly than I thought
she would, but insisted that, whatever happened, 1 must come back the next. day. So
1 did, I drove up to thc front gate and saw
the family going about iheir usual occupations, and there were no evidences that it
was a house of mourning. The man was
still living, and, to my amazement, he was
Bleeping naturally, his temperature and
pulse were nearly normal. He had safely
passed the turning point. The wife waited
anxiously for the verdict, and when it was
given she drew a sight of relief.
PLAYED THE TRICK.
"'Well, I'll tell you what happened,
then, after you went away, doctor,' ahe
said. ' We thought he w as asleep aud we
ali went out of thc room and left him to
himself. I was gone about half an hour and
when I came back thc bed was empty. We
looked everywhere and called him but ho
waa loo weak to  answer.    Wo   found  that
in some way he had crawled out of bed, out
at tho front door, and across the
road to tho spring. He lay down
beside it aud drank all the water he
wanted. He could not get back, of course;
but we found him and brought him back.'
" Thai taught ms a lesson," Baid the old
practitioner. "If he had died 1 would have
supposed it was because he drank that
water. As he got well I thought it was only
logical to attribute his recovery to the same
cause."
He was probably a little more liberal than
others of his profession would have been.
There is a vast deal of difference iu the
practice of now and that of four decades
ago. Then, the doctor had to be a versatile
genius.   He had to bleed, to cut off legs, to
i nc oocior oultoncu up Ms coat ami calmly
prepared to go.
"Don't leave me Doc. l''or God's sake
don't leave me, I'll pay you anything if you
won't leave inc."
Thc shrewd physician, who bad a little
fondness for a practical joke, had given the
man a harmless emetic. Contrary to all
precedent the doo'or went homo with his
fee in his pocket. Had lhe patient heen poor
his bill probably would never have been pre-
sen ted, for there are thousands of dollars of
such uncollected accounts upon the books
of every reputable physician. Practice,
nowadays has been simplified in somo particulars, and has become more complicated
in others. It requires now, for one thing,
constant study to keep abreast of the pro-
fession���visits to foreign hospitals, attendance upon the medical congresses and conferences, and time and material for costly
experimenting. But it is more and more
narrowing itself down to thc work of the
specialist, who confines himself to that
branch of the profusion for which he has a
marked preference. The oculist to-day is
not an aurist or a dentist, as he might have
been thirty years ago. Nor does the throat
and lung specialist moddlo with disorder of
the circulation of the digestion, He tells
you frankly that ho kin.ws nothing about
things outside his own province���a confession, in by-gone years, that, would have set
him down as an entire ignoramus, and would
have cost him half his practice. He now
has his ollice hours. He makes comparatively few calls ; frequently none at all, He has
his coupe and his liveried coachman. He
gives less and less medicine, and he does not
consider his brother of an opposite school a
fraud or a robber. In many ways he has
grown liberal and tolerant with his increasing prosperity, and in the meantime the
vertigo span of life has lengthened some live
years. The reader may draw his own conclusions.
The History of Jim Jone*-
Jim Jones���ho was an editor���that is, lie
tried to bc:
He brought himself a hand-press, an' he
started in to see ��������������*?���
Jes' what there was in editin', but when he'd
canvassed 'roun 1,
Some fifteen hundn d editors in that same
towu he found.
Thoy all know morc abont it than Jones
could hope to know ;
They told him: " You must run her, Jones,
jes' so, an' ao, an' so !
Be sure an' boom  the  Baptists���they're
bound to help you on,���
An' give the good old Methodists a big
salvation shout I
"Cive every man a notice.  Bc sure an' put
it down
Whenever Major Jinks lsuecn perambula-
tin' town ;
Put in a few free locals for all the stores
an' give
Each man a free subscription���if you want
your sheet to live I"
Well, Jones, he done jes' as they aaid, for
fear they'd make a row;
But the more he tried to please 'em all, the
morc they told him how!
Until at last he took his book an' laid it on
the shelf.
Then run the paper in the ground an' foller-
cd it himself!
"IK rn v DOCTOR.
Il All. KINDS 01' WF.ATIII'n.
perform Other surgical operations, and to
lro.it fevers, rheumatism, and diseases of
allaorls. If he lived in tho country he wus
up*, to he cilled nut of bed at night to ride
through '.he rain about twenty miles over
bottomless roads, In this event he gathered up his .-addle bags, buttoned on loggings
that reachod to his hips and set out through
lho dark, Perhapa he go! his fee, and perhaps he didn't. Mon-y was scarce and
hard to get, and people iu those days,
thought, as many think now. thai the doctor's hill is one which a man is not morally
bound to pay, or if it must bc met, it may
be put otf as long as possible. One of these
pioneer doctors told bow be outwitted a
penurious fellow who was disposed to gel
the lietter of him. He was sent for in great
haste.   D , ten miles northeast of town,
was dying. He went through pouring rain
and found the man Buffering severely from
Indigeation. He gave hint some simple
remedy and the patient was relieved at
once. " You're not going lo charge me for
n li'tie thine like that, ure you, Doc;" he
kh am atTiir mon,
���*��������� said he wast that it wns wonh
something to como all lhat distance over
bad roadl and lose his nitdit's rest.
"Well, I'm not goin'to pay you," announced the recovered nation I, as the doctor was about lo leave. Tne man of medicine smiled pleasantly, and, then, as a pre-
I caution, measured out a small powder,
Doctors carried their own medicine cmea
DESERT P1EATE8.
The Tnarog I'uitinssy  Uo Homo Alter Enjoying ibo Sights or Algiers.
The Tuareg Embassy, which have been in
Algiers foi two weeks negotiating with the
Governor-General of Algeria, have uow returned to their homes. Tho envoys said
their people were tired of incessant host lity
to the white race an 1 wished to make peace.
They promised to propagate French influence in their country, and Baid when they
left for home that they would soon return
to Algiers with definitive powers from the
great Tuareg chiefs authorizing them to
enter upon a treaty.
In Algiers doubts are expressed that lho
so-called Ambassadors have beon authorized
lo speak on behalf of any large section of
the desert pirates, Some persons aaaert
that the Envoys arc really persons of Bee-
onda y importance, and that their probable
purpose in visiting Algiers was to ascertain
the meaning of the French expeditions in
the interior. Thoy were uneasy about thc
invasion of Dahomey, and wanted to know
if France intended to conquer all thc land
between Dahomey and iheir country, They
had also heard of Capt. Monleil's journey
through the Sahara to the north. They were
greatly impressed S'ith the military power
of France, aud vere delighted with the
treatment they reodved, Every day they
were driven about Algiers, each chief having
a long spear iu his band and his face enveloped in a black vol with white bands.
Esoaje ofa Lion.
An exciting inedcut is  reported  from
Bordeaux, France.  A traveling iniinagerio
, hail established il ell' in the outskirts of tho
' city near the Parol, dunlin d'Accliination.
j During feeding tine one of the lions mating-
, od to evade the keepers and escape from its
I cage,   It ran dowi the boulevard, to thn
) consternation of till passers-by,and suddenly turned Into a bystreet, Ham it attacked a horao,seizing llby tho neck. The horses
I harnessed li a haycart, plunged and kicked, and lho police began firing with thefr
revolvers at the lioi, which, however, was
not injured, for as loon as it bad its fill of
horseflesh it tunic Ito continue its promlll-
ado.   A young mai then  endeavoured to
lasso tho beast, aid at length lodged tho
nooso about the nek oi the lion, whicli who
then dragged, half-tranglod back to its den
Oouldn't War Oarlyle's Hat-
The room whero Carlylc first saw tho
light is lilted up will his writing table and
various articles of urnitiiro ft inn Clloyno-
row. Among the curiosities is Oarlyle's
hat. Of the thnuitids of visitors to thc
house during the put fow years the hat
bus only fitted thily-foiir. Dr. Talmngn
ivisrathcrdisappoited to all appearances,
that the Sage's headgear did not suit Iiis
cranium.
"Tewly Made title���"Mamma saya hIio
docs not think we fill ever quarrel as bIi.i
and papa do." (Irom���"Never, dearest."
Newly-made Itti.li���"No; she says you
will he much easier to manage than papa
was,"
I'litan*  uml ril-i-ruio Shown   by Tkelr
S'lllcilleillN ll. It'-a-.au-i.
Nothing in the newspapers is more pitiful than the constantly recurring paragraphs
which contain the last letters of a suicide.
The pathos of them is not obscured hy the
absurd inadequacy of the reasons which
they only too often advance for self-de-
strnotion.
. In fact, the intensity of thc mind's emotions i.s often greater when the troubles are
small, so curious is the mental stale of those
bordering on aberration.
Not very long ago a Baron ahot himself in
a Livonian watering place, and Iiis reason
was that " life was loo monotonous;" and
n young man killed himself last year in a
Liverpool hotel, having written on the back |
of a map, " This is all through love, Cod !
forgive me.   Good-by."
infinitely more touching was the last letter of a girl at Highlield. She spoke of her
"premature and self-willed death," and
said:
" I feel as thouoh I want to be far away
from everybody, and I know very well they
can see by my face how miserable 1 am."
She " felt as though she were going mad,1'
but she did not forget others.
" Tell my lust prayer was thai he
would forget me and try lo forgive ine. I
love him slill with all my heart, but I can
nev:r marry him iu this state of mind, bet
him real this, and toll him I hope he will
get some brighter and happier girl to be his
wife." Strange, morbid fears seemed to
beset her, and to escape them she died.
A caretaker hanged himself, and his last
letter said : "I have got to leave hore, but
I have no money to pay for a room and nowhere to lay my head."
A Bermondsey grocer bad not so definite
a reason as hopelessness,
" Break it gently to my poor wife," he
wrote. " I cannot fight the battle of life
any longer. My poor head is bursting. 1
lope tlie Lord will provide for her and my
poor boy."
A Warwickshire tradesman was " unable
to bear it any longer,' but his letter requested an accountant to "go through his
books."
- But, for almost flippant indifference, few
suicides' letters equal tbat of an English
accountant, who tool, sulphate of morphia
in a Chicago hotel three years ago. He
wrote:
Dear Charlie���Goodwin promised to leave
$3 that he borrowed from me at the hotel,
but did not do so. Will you toll him to pay
Hallowell, between "date and Wabash, 40
cents, and Newfelt'25cents. That, I think,
covers my whisky bills.
I will my carcass to some medical institute
'or them to try and find out why the mental
and physical machinery of my system did
not pull together. With kind regards to
the boys, who tried so hard to make a bad
egg good, I am yours in death, as well as in
life, Dick .
It is a sorrowful yet altogether profitless
branch ot investigation, thi3 j nnd it is a sad
fact that the opportunities for it grow every
year.
COAL SUPPLY OF QREaT BRITAIN.
rue ..linos eivinzUtit 4ml llie Price Clolu;
Ip Sleoilllv.
A somewhat startling statement of the
condition of the English coal mines and supply is made by Edward Atkinson who has
recently visited Great Britain and mado observations of the industrial condition. By
reason of the growing scarcity of coal, Mr.
Atkinson says, and the increased cost of
mining, owing to- greater depths reached
and the smaller seams worked, thc increaso
in the cost of coal has amounted to $ti, 500,-
000 for that used by the British railways in
a single year. In many mines, Mr. Atkinson goes on to say, the larger veins have
been driven so deep that they can be worked no longer, and the companies are compelled to fall back on nine-inch veins previously passed. The price of coal in London
and to all the factories has greatly increased.
In the matter of coking coals, used for the
production of steel, the situation is described as serious, as the supply is approaching
exhaustion. The Durham miues, wneretbe
coal is produced, are 2,0110 feet deep, and
the temperature at that depth ia KM degrees
Even then the veins aro only two feet thick,
and the price of coke for steeUmakii'g is, in
consequence, $5 a ton, againat $1.10 in the
Pocahontas region of Virginia and $1,26 at
McConnellsville, Pa. All theso things havo
driven British manufacturers to looking into
appliances for economizing fuel by nonconducting furnace settings and complete combustion of fuel, which are noteveuconsider-
cd in this country. If this is a true picture of
the condition of affairs in Great Britain,
says the Baltimore Sun, it may well cause
alarm and even consternation among her
people. For it is well known that the
island can produce only asinail portion of the
nojessury food supply for tho people, and
the only way the people can be fed is by exchanging the products of the factories for
the bread and moat of other countries.
Mr. Atkinson's report differs widely from
that of liiehard Meade, assistant keeper of
mining records for Great Britain, issued ton
years ago, and which may still bc referred
tn with conli lenoe, The Statistic) of lhe
British coal interests are in the hands of
lho government, and collected and compiled by aeJentilio oxpertH, and are there-
lore more reliable than any wc have ou this
side of the ocean.
The total area of the coal field of lhe
United Kingdom is 7,S"(i square miles, of
which 2,0S'2 are in England, 1,274 in U'al.is,
1,720 in Scotland, and 2,800 in Ireland,
These fields contiuneil in IHHO, according to
Mr. Moado's estimate, nearly 180,000,000,.
000 tons of available coal, a quantity sufficient to supply thc country lor 1)00 ye us at
the then rate of consumption, In addition,
it may bc assumed that othor coal beds will
be discovered, and it was said al that very
time that there was no doubt that London
ilself was underlaid by coal beds. Methods
will also doubtless ho discovered when tie
diminishing supply shall make it necessary
to reach depths economically which are uot
now considered accessible
A Prudent Mother.
Clara���Mother, jusl think of it.
Mother- What is it, my daughter?
Clara���"harlcs has Insured Iiis life for my
benefit for$50,000.
Mother -He has'; Well, nnw, my daughter, thore is no longer nny Objection to yuur
making him lhat angel cake, you havo been
talking aboul,
'IIohoiI From llie Slraieslr standpoint and
I'l.iaalc Precedent.
To the trained military eye Egypt pre-
senta itself as the eastern bastion of the
ill-shaped African continent -a bastion
naturally strong and capable of rc'sting
attack, whose broad moats are the Mi- liter-
ranean and the Red Sea, together with the
dry moat of tho desert. Tie bastion at
once commands the narrow strip of coast
extending to Tripoli and the curtain stretching along the Libyan Desert to the Soudan.
It sweeps the peninsula of Sinai, and ita
influence covers the whole coast of Syria
from south to north. The profile of thia
Egyptian bastion is bo shaped that its fortunate possessor cither lias dominated or
will dominate Tripoli, Syria and Arabia.
The weakest side of the fortress is the
south, where it overlooks Nubia and Abyssinia, the African Switzerland, where no
laurels are to be won, but on account of its
arid wastes armies may readily be lost. So
it waa in 188,1, when Hicks Pasha
perished at thc three days' fight OI Obeid,
and none of all his troops wore saved except
thc reserve commanded by Ala-addin Pasha.
Even ihe Nile expedition cf the victor of
1 cl-cl-Kcbir, undertaken to rescue the
heroic Gordon, in spite nf the support it
obtained from advancing alongside thc river,
and in spite of the remarkable gallantry and
endurance ol its olliccrs and men, had to
exhaust itself against the same difficulties
whicli ihe Persian King, CambysM, was
unable to overcome 2,0(10 years before.
Camhyses went up the Nile in ordor to
take possession of Ethiopia, but his victuals
booh ran down, he could get no water to
quench the fiery thirst of the climate, and
when the soldiers began to cast lota which
oi them should bc eaten by the rest, the
King returned to Thebes aid Memphis. The
traces of both expeditions have been blown
away by the sand of the Soudan. The
difficulties they encountered were the
hostile hot climate, which parches every
living thing, and the wild character and the
tough make of the Inhabitants j for if the
desert is a limit it has no obstacles that are
insurmountable to men who have the camel's
power of living on little, and can go for
months together on nothing but maize
cakes.
Then the elastic method of fighting of
thc Soudanese, their cunning tactics, aro all
devised for the purpose of exhausting the
enemy, first, by fatigue, in order thus to
annihilate him, for their own forces quickly
come together again after thoy have been
scattered like sand. Nevertheless, history
has Bhown incontestably tbat the Soudan,
which has already drunk in so much blood,
is ao closely hound up with Egypt that no
compote settlement of the Egyptian question
is possible without an arrangement of the
affairs of the Soudan.
TflE SPREAD OF ENGLISH-
Signs That it i< lli'coinin: die Literary
Language.
In lOOyears the United States will proliab-
ly have as many inhabitants as China, and it
is not likely that Canada, Australia, New
Zealand and lhe Cape will fall much short
of halt their total, especially if England be
reckoned with them. Some have indeed
beon fouud lo maintain that English will
not bo the language of the whole, even of
the United States, while others point to the
vigorous vitality of the French spoken by
the French Canadians and the recrudescence
of the Welsh in the British Islands as hints
that languages die hard,
But il is impossible to suppose that such
considerations can eliect the main ipicst'on.
There are already aigns that English is
becoming the literary language of rJurope.
Prof. Vambery, a Hungarian, published his
autobiography first in English dress. The
Dutch author of "The Siuof Joost Aveling"
wrote his novel, " Au Old Maid," in English, and thc author of " Tiie Crustacea of
Norway," himself presumably a Norwegian,
frankly owns in his advertisement that to
obtain the largest possible circulation for
Iiis hook it will be issued in the English
language.
Ruins of the Temple ot Rial.
There rises a huge wall, seventy-live feet
high, enclosing a square court, of which the
side is 470 feet long. Part of the wall having fallen into ruins, has been rebuilt from
thu ancient materials, but the whole of the
north side with its beautiful pilasters, is
perfect.
As the visitors enter the court they stand
still in astonishment at thc extraordinary
sight which meets their eyea, for here,
crowded within those four walls, is the native village of I'admor. It was natural
enough for tho Arabs to build their mud
lints within those ready made fortifications,
but the impressi in produced by such a village in such a place is indescribably strange,
The temple, so to speak, is eaten out at
the core, and little but the shell remains.
Bul here und there a fluted Corinthian column or group of columns,
with entablature still pesfeot, rises in
stately grace far over the wretched
huls, the rich, creamy color of the lime-
Hone and the beautiful mouldings of the
capitals contrasting with the clear blue of
the cloiidlc.-s sky.
Thc best veiw of the whole is to be ob
talned from the roof of ihe uaos, whioh,
onoo ln'iini if ul and adorned witli sculpture,
is now a11 battered aud defaced and ha, been
metamorphosed Intoasqnalid little mosque,
To desonho the view Irom that roof were
indeed a hopeless task. High into lite clear
blue air and the golden sunshine rise ;ho
stately columns; crowded and jumbled and
heaped together below, untouched by ihe
gladdening sunbeams, unrefrcshed by the
pure, free air,  lies  all   the   -squalor   and
wretchedness of an Arab mud-hut village.
Field of th8 Forty Footttjps,
Southampton fields, known to the curiosity seekers of tlie world as " The Field of
the Forty Footsteps,'' is a small plot of
ground lying directly to the roar ol the
British Museum, London. Tradition saya
that two brothers, some time dnring the
Duke of Monmouth's reholllon, encaged in
a deadly duel upon this little p.occol vacant
ground. Both were killed, ' hen the
grass began to grow in the following Spring,
there were forty dead pal bea in it corresponding exactly ins / and site to linpres-
lionsloftbyhum lift/ (superstitiouspeople
Baid that thoj were the last stops taken by
the brothers beforo cxchangitg tlie fatal
shots. To thie day the place is known by
teh name given in the headlines ol thai
nrtlcloa ��!}<> ftootenay Star
SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 1893.
Mr. Jowett  on   tho Mining
Laws.
Mr. 'W. A. Jowett, a prominent
mining man of West Kootenay, was
in towu last week, en route for
Donald. Ou his return to Hovel-
Btt.ke on Monday Mr. Jowett called
at thia office, and, speakiwg of the
mining laws, said tlie only way tn
avoid future litigation will be tu
retain tho present method of bounding claims by vertical side and end
linos. He gave instances where lawsuits had resulted from following
the lode into adjoining claims. With
thn pependionlar limit this could not
happen, and it wbs as fair for oue as
another. He thought four or more
(-takes should be placod on the ledge
and Ihe side linos blazed, but uo ono
should ba allowed to locate without
finding 010 iu place. Tho 1,500 feet
square would be largo enough for
developing a good mine, and in enso
the owners found tbe lodo did dip
beyond their limits tbey could buy
tlicadjoieing claim. But, said Mr.
Jowett, the lode would hnri'lv dip
more than 750 feet-allowing the
ledge to be in the centre of the l.uOU
feet location at surface���at a depth
of 3,000 feet, so that years would
elapso in most mines before they
reached the point whero the vein
passed the veitical limit of Iho olaim.
Three thousand feet was a consider*
able depth, and perhaps they might
have to go deeper than that in most
cases before the lode dipped 750 feet
from the perpendicular. He thought
it was too much a question of possibilities, If a law was enacted permitting Ihe lode to be followed in all
ils dips, even inlo another man's
ground, it would certainly benefit
the lawyers, as it was sure to breed
a prolific crop of lawsuits, bnt to the
miners it would be harassing and
vexations, us in tbe case of the Blue
Bird mine. Mr. Jowett left on Monday evening for the (Joust cities and
Nelson.
A New Quadrille Club.
A new dancing sooiety sprang into
existence last Monday night, when a
meeting was held in tbe smoking
room of Peterson's Hall, with Mr. F.
Y/. Wilson in tbe chair. It was
decided to name it the "Columbia
Quadrille Club," to meet every alternate Thursday in Peterson's Hall.
Mr. F. B. Wells was elected secretary-treasurer, Mr. F. W. Wilsou
floor manager, and Mr. W. M. IVown
musical director, with Mr. J. I'\
Ahliu pianist. The committee of
management consists of Messrs. Jas.
Lyttle, W. M. Brown and F. B.
Wells. In connection with thn fortnightly dance a free 'bus will leave
the station at 8.30.
The inaugural "bop" of the Columbia Quadrille Club took place in
Peterson's Hull on Ibnrsday evening, when a lery spirit d programme
was gone through. A long interval
between the two parts was giveu np
lo music aud song. Miss Williams,
Mrs. and Misses Ribbaoh, and Mr.
G. Barber contributed some choice
gems, which were all t-ucored. Refreshments wi re banded around at
midnight, after which dancing was
kept up until 2 a.m.
SMITH and BKKffiAM,
Merchant Millers, Moosomin, Assa.
BRANDS i-
'loiGiBiAi patent; "strong bakers; "straight Bias/'
Dealers in all kinds of
CHOPPED FEED OATS, BRAN, SHORTS,
CHICKEN   FEED,   ETC.
Prices given Sucked or in Bulk.     Tho finest  quality of OATMEAL
and CORN MEAL oan be obtained in nny sized sucks.
Quotation** cheerfully furnished ou application.
Special Attention given to tlie British Columbia Trade.
OFFICES:-
Moosomin.N.W.T. and 25 Spark St.Ottawa, Ont.
At uost tor uasn i
BAB6AII8! - BMGMffS!
LOCAL
NEWS.
F. Fraser is prepared to supply
fresh milk of the richest quality at
the very lowest nriceB in the town.
Revelstoke Quadrille Club will
hold its usual fortnightly dance iu
Bourne's Ball on Thursday evening
at nine o'clock sharp.
Dealers all over the country are
sorely disappointed because tbey
cannot get the Star Almanac, the
demand for which is phenomenal.
A meeting will be held in Peterson's Building at eight o'clock tonight for th6 purpose of forming a
chess and whist olnb. Everybody
cordially invited.
Services will be held in the Presbyterian Church to-morrow evening
at 7.30. Subbath School at 2.30.
Prayer meeting at Mr. Paton'e house
ou Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.
A capital prosoeetor's map of the
Kaslo-Slocan district���showing the
t mils and waterways and the location
of all the principal mineB���is now
being published by Messrs. Harper
k King, Kaslo, West Kootenay, B C.
Tbat is a marvellous catalogue of
beautiful goods that is beiug sent
free to all applicants this month by
the Family Hekald and Weekly
Stab, Montreal. If you write them
a postal card they send yon a catalogue free. It is a stunner. Siuiuly
say on the postal card, "Send tue a
bound cutnloguo,'1
If yon want to pick np sume very
cheap bargains this coining week
you should drop in aud see what H,
N Coursier is almost giving away.
Ho is clearing out his stock of wiuter
aud Christmas goods to make r om
for the spring consignment. This
extraordinarily cheap nJe will be for
one week only, aud those who go
first will have the most extensive
obo'ce.
WANTED.
An English Nurse of IB years' experience is desirous of attending ladies
during sickness. First-class references.���Apply ollice of this paper.
WANTED.
AGENTS to sell onr choice and
hardy Nursery Stock. We have mnny
new special varieties, both in fruits
and ornamentals, to offer, which are
controlled only by ns. We pay commission or salary. Write us at once
for terms, nud secure choice of territory.���May Brothers, Nurserymen,
Rochester, N.Y.
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near C.P.R. Station)
REVELSTOKE,    B
C
a nouby stock op
English Worsteds,Scotch and
Irish Tweeds and Serges
AT PRICES THAT WILL CATCH
YOU.
FOR  ONE  WEEK  ONLY,
H. N. COURSIER
Is offering the following Goods at Chst:
LADIES' & MISSES-
MANTLES, HATS,
DRESS GOODS,
FLANNELETTES,
TWEEDS,
CH1LDRENS' WEAR,
MEN'S, WOMEN'S
AND CHILDREN'S
OVERSHOES, AND
FANCY  GOODS.
Those who come first will have the best choice.
BOURNE BROS.
Revelstoke Station Post Office.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
JS9 cw
BOOTS & SHOES,
GENTS'    FURNISHINGS.
FLOUR, OATS, SHORTS AND ALL RINDS OF FEED.
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware. Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes.
MINERS' AND  SPORTSMEN'S  SUPPLIES.
WALL PAPER, STATIONERY, Etc.
CHRISTIE, BROWN & CO.'S BISCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY.
FIT AND MAKE-UP GUARANTEED.
CENTRAL HOTEL.
ABKAHAM.SUJN HSxiS., Trip's.
Bakery in connection with Store.
Reception to Mr. and Mrs.
tl. 1). Hume.
Last Tuesday evening Col. For-
enter, of tbe Lake Vien* Hotel, Sicamous, gave a ball anil snpper in
honor of Mr. ami Mva, Horace 1).
Hume, of S.iloion Arm, wbo have
recently returned from their honeymoon trip to the Sound cities and
San Francisco. A large numlier of
guests were present, many coming
Irom Veruon, Euderby, Armstrong
and Salmon Aim. Revelstoke was
represented by Mrs. II. Creelman
aud Mrs. WiiLlicumbe, former residents, und Messrs O. H. Allen and
J. Valeutine. The assembly broke
up about 2 a.m. Col. Forrester ia
well known as oue of the most genial
l,o=ts in the district.
NOTICE
Is hereby given, that, application
will lie mude to the Parliament of j
Canada, al the next session thereof,
for au Act to incorporate a Company j
to construct, equip, maintain and
operate a line of railway In tbe Pro
race of British Columbia from a
point al or near Nukusp, on Upper
Arrow Lake, Kootenay Distriot, to
tbe forkH uf Carpenter Ureek, with
power to extend to Bear Lake and to
Cody Creek,
GEMMILL & MAY,
.Solicitors for the Applicant''.
Ottawa, December 28th, 1892,
Fresh Milk.
NOTICE
Is hereby given, that application
will be made to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia at ita
next session for an Act to incorporate
a Company for the purpose of constructing, equipping, maintaining and
operating a liue of railway to run
from a point at or near Revelatoke* in
the Province of British Columbia, to
the Upper Arrow Lake, in said Province, with power to construct, equip,
maintain and operate branch lines,
and also to construct and operato
telegraph and telephone lines in connection with the said railway, together with the usual powers to ac-
qnire lands, privileges, bonuses or
aids from the Dominion or Provincial
Governments, and to make traffic and
ither arrangements with railway,
ateamb >at and other companies, and
for all other usual and necessary
powers, rights and privileges.
Dated this 14th day of December,
A.I). 1892.
McPHILLIPS, W00TT0N k
BARNARD,
Solicitors for the Applicants.
NOTICE
Is hereby given, that, application
will be made to the Legislative Ae
semblv of British Columbia i.t, its
next, session for an Act to incorporate
n Company for the purpose of con-
Strncting, equipping, maintaining aud
operating a line of railway [rum some
point, on the Upper Arrow Lake al or
mar the town of Nakusp to some
point at or near the Forks of ( arpen
ter Creek, in tbe District of Went
Kootenny, with power to conatmct,
maintain, equip and operate branch
lincH, and also to construct and operate telegraph and telephone
Charmingly situated ou the bank of
the river, on the principal street,
close to the post-office anil
Government buildings,
uud nearest to the
Steamboat
Wharf.
First-class Table, (food Beds,
Telephone.
FIRE-PROOF SAFE.
'BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS AND
STEAMERS.
G. TERIU'MRRY,
GENERAL BLACKSMITH
REVELSTOKE,
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a_Specia!ty.
PRICES RIGHT.
Messrs. C, B. Hume & Co.,
Revelstoke Station,
Are now showing a tine assortment of
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
AND
NEW YEAR'S GIFTS.
DOLLS AND TOYS IN GREAT VARIETY.
Ladies' Workbaskets. Toilet Requisites, etc., etc.
Kootenay Lake
SAW MILL,
G   O. BUCHANAN, PROP.
���to:���
LUMBER YlKDti AT
NELSON BALFOUR
AINSWORTH KASLO
Large Stocki on hand.
['reparations aro hefcg ma'le for tbe
Great Budding loom of lH'Jl
Furniture & Undertaking.
R.  HOWSON,
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
REVELSTOKE,    B.C
I am now preparer! to supplv
Families and Hotels with Milk at
lowest prlcen.
First
���ARTIES DESIRING
Class  DAIRY cows
will do well to address
IF. FRASER,
.Box 217, Rovolstoko, L.C.
oonneotion with the said railway, t<
gether with the usual powi is to no-
quire lands, privileges, bonus."* or
aids from the Dominion or Provincial
Governments, and to mako traffic and
other arrangements with railway
steamboat and other companies, and
for  all  other usual and necessary
pOWflrS, rights and privileges.
Dated this 14th dny of December,
A.D. 1892,
McPHILLIPS, W00TT0N k
BARNARD,
Solicitors for tho Applicants,
NOTiCE
Is hereby given, that application
will be made to tie Legislative As
sembly of the PMvinoe of HHiish
Columbia, at, its nfltt session, for an
Act to incorporates Company with
power to oonstrnot equip, maintain
��� and operate a Kailvay from a point
nt or ie-ar the tovnsite of Cascade
City, Osoyoos Dividon of Vale District, thenoe northely along tbe east
'i"-; in  shore of Christina take, thence north-
BAEBEE
-THE-
Jeweler
AND
Optician
All orders by mail or
express promptly
attended
to.
REPAIRING
A
SPECIALTY.
All descriptions of
gold and silver.
sisterly to the ridit hank or the
, Columbia River;  bence along said
Punk to Trail Crw ; w'th power to
[ build branch lines 0 a point on Ihe
present line of the [ootenny and Nel
non Railway at or near Robson, ami
In any mine or minis adjacent to the
I mo of Railway; tobnlld wharves and
docks, erect, maiitain ami operate
telegraph and telenOUB lines.
Haled   I.Iiih  Brd duv  of .Fiinuarv,
1898.
COllUOULD, McbOLL, WILSON
k CAM-HELL.
T. L. HA[G,
Notary Public - - REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Mining, Timber
uml Ben I  Hstnte Broker
Commission Agent.
and  General
Conveyances, Agreements, Bills of Sale, Mining Bonds, etc., drawn up
Rents and Aooonnts collected ; Mining Claims bought and sold ��� Assessment Work on Mining Claims attended to; Patents applied for, etc., etc.,
IW I'll'.K, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSUBANcB AGENT.
Lots in Towusito of Kevelstoke for S.de and Wanted,   Agents for Mining
Machinery, etc,

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
http://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.kootstar.1-0310163/manifest

Comment

Related Items