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No. 20.
IS' ���
Tenders for a certain piece
of Land in thc District of
New Westminster, British
to the undersigned and marked
" Tender for laud iu Now Westminster District, 13 .U." will be received at
tho Depurtmeut of the Interior, Ottawa, up to noon on the llth day of
November noxt, for tho purchase of
tho fractional North East quarter of
Section 10, Township 30, North of lot
385, New Westminster Distriot,
Eaoh teudor must bo accompanied
by an accepted chequo on n chartered
Bank, payablo to the order of tho
Deputy Minister of the Iuterior, for
the amount which the tenderer is
willing to pay in addition to the
Regulation price of $5 nn acre, and
the successful tenderer will also be
required to pay in to the Agent of
Dominion Lands for tho district the
value of any improvements which may
be found on the laud after inspection
by an Agent of the Government, together with one-third of tho purchase
monoy at tho above rate of $5 an
acre, within 15 days of the notification
of the acceptance of his tender, the
balance of the purchase money to be
paid in three equal annual instalments, with interest at 6 per cent, per
No tender by telegraph will be entertained.
Department of the Interior,
Ottawa, llth October, 1892.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, B.C.
Silvor, Gold or Lead, each.... $1.50
do. combined   3,00
Silver and Lead    2.60
Silver and Gold    2.00
Silver aud Copper    3.50
Silver, Gold and Copper    4.00
Silver, Gold, Lead and Copper   5.C0
Other prices on application.
Agkxt ix Ekvelstokk, 'ranoirou whom
Samples may be sent:
Beautifully situated on the Lake
shore at the entrance to the best and
shortest road to tho Sloean mines aud
Now Denver. The best fisliiug and
hunting in the district, with grand
boating and sketching facilities for
tourists aud artists.
The Bah is supplied with the
Best brands of wines.liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
Ernest Fletcher,
Plans and Specifications drawn up for
persons intending to build.    Seasoned Lumber always ou hand,
Fancy 'Work, Turned nud
Scroll Work executed
neatly.   A fine selection Picture
Furniture Made aud Repaired.
Orders by mail promptly atlended to.
Stockholm House
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wiues, liquors aud cigars,
The largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good aooommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar uud
billiard room attached ; fire proof safe,
I   Al  -Ikied
F. McCarthy  ....   Prop.
First-class Temperance House.
Board axd Lodqixg $5 Pep. Week,
meals, 25c.    iieds 25c.
This hotel is situated conveuientto the
station, is  comfortably furnished, aud
affords first class aocommodatiou.
This town, magnificently situated on
the Uppor Arrow Lake, is the
shipping port for the
Slooan Mines, is
Sloean Lako and New Denver
by a
good, level
trail 18 milos in
length, nnd is bound to
speedily becomo n  placo of
considerable wealth and importance,
Townsite maps and all information
ns to purchase of lots cau be obtuiued
Royal Mail Lines.
Proposed Sailings from Montreal.
MONGOLIAN. .Allan Line... Sept. 17
SARDINIAN "        ... Sept. 24
NUMIDIAN "        ...Oct. 1
SARNIA... .Dominion Line... Sept. 11
LABRADOR "        ... Sept. 21
OREGON "        ... Sept. 28
From New York.
BRITANNIC.. .White Star... Sept. II
MAJESTIC "        ...Sept. 21
GERMANIC "        ...Sept. 28
Cabin 810, Uo, 850, SCO, $70, 880 upwards.
Intermediate, 825; Steerage, $20.
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
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T, Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke;
or to Robert Keek, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
(form f.)
Certificate of Improvements.
Lanark Mineral Claim, Illecillewaet,
West Kootenay District.
Take notice that I, N. P. SNOW-
DON, froo miner's certificate No.
40129, inteud, sixty days from the
date horoof, to apply to tho Gold
Commissioner for a oertifloate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.
Aud further take notiee, that nd-
vorse claims must be sent to the Gold
Commissioner and aotion commenced
before the issuance of such certificate
of improvements,
Dated tliis 28th day of August, 1892
��    Witt
m mv
Boots & Shoes made to
Harness Leather. Kept in* Stock.
0. & H. LEWIS,
Catered for.
Myrtle Navy
T. & B.
In Bronze Kellers.
Mr. A. P, McKinnon, of Illecillewaet, arrived in town Wednesday.
Messrs. C. B. Hnmo k Co. have
just received a carload of groceries
from tbo east-
Mr. J. Fred Hume, of Nelson, was
in town on Wodnesdny, and loft for
home on Thursday's boat.
The circus will be hero on Monday,
and tho Revelstoko small boy Bpends
sleepless nights planning the best
way to "dodge in."
On Thanksgiving Day, November
If th, a concert-social will be held in
the schoolroom, fuller particulars of
which will appear next week.
There will be Sunday-school tomorrow afternoon in the school-
house in oouueotion with the Churoh
of Eugland.   All children welcome.
Owing to the breakage of onr machinery last Saturday and the time
occupied in repairing it we are compelled to hold over a lot of news this
Among thoso who returned to town
ou Thursday were Tom Downs, Dave
Ferguson aud Andrew Parks. The
boys are all coming iu now. The
cirous is coming.
Servioe will be held by the Rev.
T. Paton in the Presbyterian churoh
to-morrow evening nt 7.30. Prayer
meeting at Mr. Paton's houso on
Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Mr. Robt. Tapping advertises that
he is prepared to receive orders for
sleighs and toboggans, and guaran-
tees to give satisfaction. His prices
will save the cost of carriage. Give
him a trial.
As will be seen by au advertisement in this issuo the Department
of tho Interior, Ottawa, invite tenders for tho purchase of the fractional north-east quarter of Seotiou
10, Township !)0, uorth of Lot 38J,
in the New Westminster Distriot.
The Government trail from Fish
Creek to the Northeast Arm is completed, all the men arriving here on
Thursday's boat. They- have constructed twenty miles from the Arm
to within a fow miles of the creek,
where they met tho end of the trail
which was made last year.
Chas. Guay, tho Chinaman who
was brought before Mr, F. Fraser,
J.P., last week charged with stealing
goods from tho store of Mr, H. N.
Coursier, was examined before Mr.
Justice Walkem at the Court House
on Saturday. The prisoner pleaded
guilty, and was sentenced to nine
months' imprisonment.
A special train of 11 cars passed
through ou Monday night for the
transcontinental journey from Vancouver to tho Atlantic Tho ouly
passeugers by this train were the
orews of three Rritish gunboats���
the Hyacinth, Nyniphe and Daphne
���who are homeward bound after
serving their time on a foreign station, From Halifax thoy will proceed
to England in tho troopship whioh
brings out the reliefs.
Thanksgiving servioes will be held
iu the Methodist Churoh to-morrow,
morning and evening. Thn Rev. C.
Ladner will officiate, In tho morning the sermon will be on "Our Indebtedness to God," and the subject
iu the evening will be "Praise."
The church will be decorated with
flowers and fruits and tho choir will
contribute appropriate anthems. A
collection will be taken up towards
tho liquidation of tho church debt,
No means have been taken by the
manufacturers to push tho salo of
their Myrtle Navy tobacco oxcopt
giving from time to timo a simple
Statement of the facts connected with
it in the public press. The large and
rapidly increasing demand for it has
been the result of ihe experience of
smokers which those statements suggested. Their advico to business
meu is to advertise largely if they
.have the right article to back up tho
advertisement with.
The sir, Columbia, which is due
here Wednesday afternoons, did not
mnko tier appearance until Thursday
morning between eight and nine.
She wan detained at Northport by
the embarkation of u large party of
emigrants eu route from the United
States to the Canadian Northwest.
Reaching the Kootenay Rapids after
dark on Tuesday, she hud to tie up
till  daylight.    Arriving  at  Hull's
Wednesday evening, sho luy thero
for the night, us the darkness on the
river wns intense.    Tbo Columbia
left on hor down trip on Thursduy
Ripans Tabules prolong life.
Ripans Tubule, euro constipation.
Coinplimcutary Supper
Mr. J. W, Haskius.
Revelstoke and tho Lardeau.
Mr. J. W. HuskiuB has been for
some years a promiueut mining mau
iu this district, uud it is said has
been an euergctio worker fur the
welfare of tho town. Haviug spont
the wholo of the summer in lucutiug
and developiug miuiug chums in the
Lardeau, ho will rest on his laurels
for tho winter, probably at Revol-
stoko. Several goutlomou resolve!
to honor him with a banquet, and
last Friday night this event took
place at tho Victoria Hotel, when
there wero present:���Messrs. F. G.
Cititis'i'iE (chairman), H. J.Roubxe
(vice-chairman), W. il. Brown, F.
Roeser, A, H. Holdiob, L. Mason,
T. M. Hamilton, H. Chapman, W.
S. Phipps, H. A. Brown, G. H.
Williams, H. N. Conrsier, T. H.
Hatlierloy, E. McLean, J. O. Piper,
I. T, Brewster, J. Abrahamson, R.
W. Northey and J. W. Haskins, the
guest of the evening, who occupied
the seat of honor on the chairman's
Chicken broth.
Boiled salmon.
Curried lamb chops.   Beefsteak pie.
Boiled leg o' mutton with caper
Roast beef with brown sauco.
Roast turkey with currant jelly.
Roast chicken.
Stewed potatoes.    Mashed tnrnips,
Carrots and cream sauce.
Green peas.
Lemon pie.   Cocoanut pie.
English plum pudding and brandy
Tea and coffee.
Grapes, apples, oranges.
After the loyal toasts had been
duly honored and some minor toasts
responded to,
The Chairman, in a fow well-
chosen words, introduced the sub-
jeot which had brought them together that night���to return the
oomplimont to Mr. Haskins. (Hoar,
hear.) They all knew Mr. Haskins
to bo a capable miner and un euergctio worker. He had rendered considerable service to tho towu iu the
past, aud it was to be hoped the
future would still see him in their
midst. The Lardeau country, where
Mr. Haskius had been one of the
pioneers, was becoming kuown to
the world as the richest mineral district yet discovered, and it would
not bo very long before thoso who
had spout their time iu unearthing
theso vast mineral deposits would
receive their reward, and he trusted
the town of Revelstoke would participate in the prosperity which would
follow tho working of those mines so
close to it. (Applause.) He then
proposed "Our guest, Mr. Haskins,"
whioli toast was accorded musical
Mr. Haskins, in reply, said: Mr.
Chairman and gentlemen,��� I feel
deeply the honor you have dono me.
I hope what little I have done for
the town has boen bencfioial. I have
not dono as muoh as I might have
done, but I hope to do more in the
future.   I am a young man yet, only
35, and I hope 1 havo a lot of timo
iu front of mo to do it in.   I think
the gontlemon horo to-night are ox-
peoting to hear from me something
about our vast mineral woallh in tho
Lardeau.   Well, all I can say is that
I have never seen anything to equal
it, and I have worked in some of the
greatest and most prosperous mines
on   this  continent,   iucluding the
Cometock.   A great deal of the extent and magnitude of the Lardeau
ledges is known to all of you, but
the half has not boon told.  We have
tburo euough silver in one single
mino to pay off tho national dobt.
Wo have thero the greatest bodies of
minoial tho world evor saw.   I bar
nothing, not oven the  Australian
Broken Hill or tho American Com-
Btock, where so many millioiiH havo
been taken out,   We havo a Corn-
stock right h-ro.    It ouly wants
development.   Tho Silver King, on
Toad Mountain is a great mini', but
neither Toad Mountain nor the Sloean cuu begin lo compare with the
Lardeau, where the ores  curry a
large percentage of gold.   But the
wealth of Rovelstoko is not confined
to tho Lardeau alone.    Thoro are
oilier sources from which she can
draw. This town is the central pivot
of a great number of miuing camps
which will bo heard of iu the near
.luturo.   To tho north wo have Big
Bend, whose output of gold will
some day astonish the woild. (Hear,
hear.)   To tho east thero are Hie.
ciltewaet and Fish Creek, rich in
silver, copper, lead and gold, while
to lho souin wo have the magnificent
Lai'iluuu,    AU  theso  districts  ure
contributory to Revelstoko,    This
towu is bound to grow.    But we
must have energy, and wo must have
more unity.   We want money and
enterprise,   | l'he Ciiaiiiman :  We
huvo tho   enterprise, J     We  waut
roads, not tmils. Trails are useless
for bringing out large quantities of
oro. With the prospects in view, it
is not a wild flight of fancy when I
say there is evety possibility of
Revelstoke becoming a second San
Francisco or Chicago. (Cheers.)
With a little help from the C.P.B. in
tho way of making a road through
thn Lardeuu we shall soon seo a
difference in the aspect of the town.
The want of roads knocks the bottom
out of the richest mines. But I havo
no doubt wo shall have them by and
by. Tlio Government will do something for us. [A Voice: Not the
present Government. ] We must havo
our smelter at work, and I hope it
will soon make a start. We must
also have refining works, so as to
treat our ores here st home. We
can't get along without it. We have
the mines, gentlemen. Let us work
them for all thoy are worth. Let us
use our best endeavors to make this
towu the scene of a busy, bustling
smelting industry, and 'trade and
prosperity will follow.   (Applause.)
Many other toasts were accorded
musical honors, among them "The
Kootenay Star," for which the
Editor responded, He was happy
to say the local paper had had something to do with spreading the news
of the rich strikes made in the Lardeau. There was no paper in the
interior which was more quoted by
the big dailies on the coast and elsewhere than the "Kootenay Star,"
and he was very glad to see 'it. Thus
the good tidings were oonveyed to
thonsands of readers who might have
no knowledge of such a paper as the
"Star" being in existence. It was
a small sheet just now, but he hoped
it would keep pace with the town,
and as Revelstoke increased in size
and importance so wonld the Kootenay Star.   (Applause.)
Mr, L. Mason, who was the champion of Big Bend, extolled the richness of the placer mines there. He
had reoently brought down a large
quantity of coarse gold and nuggets.
The Ciiaiiiman : Mr. Mason represents tho gold interest and Mr. Haskins the silver.
Among other gentlemen who spoke
in response to the toast of their
health wero Messrs. W. M. Brown,
A. H. Holdich, H. J. Bourne, T. M.
Hamilton, T. H. Hatberley, I. T.
Brewster and Dr. McLean.
Songs were contributed by Messrs,
H. Chapman, J. O. Piper, J. W.
Haskins and G. H. Williams.
The party broke up about midnight with the National Anthem and
"Auld Lang Syne."
Kevelstoke Quadrille Club.
On Wednesday night the opening
dance of the season was given by the
members of the Quadrille Club in
Bourne's Hall. There were between
forty and fifty ladies and gentlemen
present, and the dancing showed a
great improvement ou last year. The
music was inspiriting and lively, the
musicians being Mr. J, F. Ahlen
(piano) and Mr. T. Steed (violin).
The hall is said to be the largest in
the interior, aud the floor is not to
be excelled anywhere. From all
appearances the club has a successful season ahead. The dance was
in every way an enjoyable one, and
those who took part in it are looking
forward with pleasure to the next,
��� -��. _
Born ou the Columbia.
Miss Columbia Florence Holliday,
if she survives the novelty attending
her advent, will be able to boast of
having a most uncommon birthplace
���on the Columbia River, Mrs.
Holliday, who is bound for Edmonton, N.W.T., gave birth to a daughter on board the steamer Columbia
while making the trip betweeu the
Upper Arrow Lake aud Revelstoke,
and when the boat was near or at
Hall's Landing, Thero was a large
number of passengers on board, including a lot of emigrants from the
States, and the new comer created
quite a sousatioti. An address was
drawn up, to which over 50 signatures was obtained, tho Rov, J, C. C.
Kemm acting as secretary. Next
morning the child was baptized by
the Bishop of New Westminster, who
was among the passongi-ri. The
ceremony wus an Impressive one, the
bishop appearing in full canonicals.
The address and a purse of $80 were
then presented to the mother, who
returned thanks for their great kindness. The address stipulated that
the money be invested for the young
lady's benefit at the parents' di-acre*
tion, and that sho receive tiie name
of "Columbia" iu honor of the ship
and the river on whioh she was born.
The unsuspecting infant was accordingly oaue-l Culnmt-iu Florence.
Uud it been a boy he would, no
doubt, have had to strngi le th ingh
life under the i anie of Colnmbus,
Mother and ehiki were oonveved w
the C.l'.R. Hotel.   Both doiug well.
Ripans Tabules purify the blood.
Ripans Tabules: for liver trouble!
llipans Tabules: a family remedy,
ftipaiis 'Tabules: standard remedy. Do wo nol Ion;; In hour nomo holy struin
That far-off ungols sing)
Whon evory golden dcod lho Iioa't hath plan-
Is dai'koncd by li,.'. /"irof Falling; poworsa,
And all our lifosooms'iiitoa barren land,
Unblosa'll by sun uud showor-i;
When ovory wonl that loving lips have said
Sounds, lo lhc morbid fanoy, falsely sweet,
And every truth that wo huvo hoard or road
Sooms poor mid incomplete;
Whon the ono tiling whereon our hopes aro
Is al ill withhold, although wo pray nnd WOOp,
Until wo murmur, " Can llio Lord forgot I
Or doth tlio Mastor sloop I"
Whon tho o (1 sin that wo had nearly crushed
AriTayed in all iis fearful might appear"1,
And yearning voices that wo thought wore
Call from departed years;
Thon, like an evening wind that unperoolvod,
Bcaroth an odour from the roso's lironst,
Coinns Iho remembrance :   " We whicli h avc
Do onto' inlo rost."
Andouroyosoloso, and n'l lho phantom throng
Of iluiilii and troubles vanish Into air:
And tho ono faoo that we havo loved so long
Smiles on u* calm and fair,
The faoo Hint in our darkest limit- is bright,
The tmnQtill brow ti.ai novor ivoar-iii frown,
Tho steadfast eyoB Ihal novor lose their light
Jlenoalli Ihe thorny crown.
i'i,ui 1!' word lho clouds are nil withdrawn,
Tho unull, siiar|i pains of life aro soothed
A flcr! lie ii Wil of wooplng comes i ho dawn,
And then Ills perfect day.
By Onirics King;.
It was a feature of Hcrrineliourne that
tho people always wanted something to lean
ugainst, As individuals they leant against
walls; as a community tlicy wero held up
by tho Church, the Brewery, and Hurley's
Fleet. When tlio Churoh had done ils
"tras" and the Brewery its mailing, lho
licet was a Btrong supporter.
On a November afternoon, when tho
brunches of tho trees on lho quay wore
black and bare, the water in the harbor a mud color, and the blocks on the rigging of tho moored ships stood out liko
warts against a cold grey sky, Gentll Ilur-
icy, lho Hoot owner, was doing what all
ownors do���ho was paying a smack's crow
thoir poundage. The smack haa just como
up, und tho crew, in duffels, guernseys, and
Bou'-wootors, wero scattered about the office,
They woro a stalwart set of men,
with basin-cropped heads and shaved
Hacks. Some had brought Iheir shifting
hags ashore, and, with the cheerful case of
men who had not washed for eight weeks,
sal on tho tops of them. Ono big follow,
seated thus, nursed on his sea-hoots a hoy
to small and black that he looked as if ho
had just dropped down a fke. Ho was lho
" Well, skipper," said Gonth, as ho put
first ono. and t hen another litlle pile of monoy
on his desk, " what sort of weather have
you had!"
" Well, owner," said the skipper, who
was tooling aboul his bend for a chaw of tobacco, wbi h he bad dabbed al bis sou'-
WCStcr and lost in his hair. " I'll speak tlio
truth, ttwosb'isterus, A tree reeved sail
an'the littlo jib nearly all tho time, an'
inount'ins o'soa on tlio Dogger, Also a
most unfortinato sarciunslance ; acomin'
home, poor Billy Dabhs nearly had his hows
stove in with ihe mainsul bume."
" 1 seo,'' said Gonth, "you area man
short. I'm sorry about poor Billy. Perhaps one of you will tako him his poundage? You'll have lo ship another man,
Holmes.���Here's your money, my lads,''
Ho laid the last little pile of money on his
desk. One by one tbe crew claimed thoir
own. When all wero paid, and the sound
of tho last pair of sea-boots had died on the
pavement, Ueoth started t>, put tho books
right, lie waa aboul eight-and-twenty,
with dark hair, dark eyes, and a plain, earnest faeo. Before he had tinished, the soft
illumination of tho sotting sun had tinted
the muddy water that eddied against mo
bridge.   When the red-tiled roofs on the op-
All of un love sport. It is the backbone of
England, 1 can't sec it's my fault; it's the
old man's,"
Gentli looked at him inquiringly.
"If lhc old man didn't mean me to live
like a gent Ionian, why did ho make a gentleman nf me? Why did he send mo ton
lip-top school, give me lirst-class ideas, and
then die and not leave me enough money to
develop these lirst-class ideas': That puzzles me. Now, if I hadn't been a soft fool;
if 1 had married a woman who had got a
(lentil's eyes grew harder. I lo picked up
his pen and slowly drew a sheet of blotting
paper over the ink blot. "How is your
wifo ?" ho said abruptly.
"Oh, Noll isall right, She takes in a hit
of dress-making and millinery. She was
always a bandy gui wiih her lingers. But
somehow trade has fallen oil' with hor; Bo
I'm forced to do something.��� Oh, you
needn't look at mo like lhat! 1 have tried
before. 1 tried once for a place as billiard-
marker; but some other fellow got thoro bo-
fore me, and I had all tho trouble for nothing.   But when il comes to your last loaf"
"It's lime to wako up ; so I thought of
ihe i'ket. When there is nothing else
doing, every ono thinks of the Fleet; and
if you have a berth ready for me to jump
inlo, why, I'm your man." Ho had suddenly act morn than a ballast value on himself. It showed that Harrington was still
"Well," said Oontli, " a vessel camo iu
this afternoon, the Cornel. One, of thu men
a dock hand, wus injured by tho boom.
You can go in her, if you like."
Harrington looked by no moans elated.
Il was evident that one of the last things
liaexpocted waste ho taken nl his word.
He had hoped for something better ; an
easier job, perhaps a loan, " I'm sure, ho
said, " I don't know whether I'm strong
enough.    [ could try it."
"You could," said Gcnlh grimly. "If
you givo this note to John Holmes, the
skipper of the Comet, he'll take you."
"Thankee," said Harrington, hut ly no
moans gracefully. Then he stood a moment , fidieted, and coughed.
" Yes,1' said Gonth, who easily road those
tfikeii3, " I'll advance you a month's pay.
Hero is half ; the rest I'll send to your
wife. If she wants more while you are at
sea, she shall have it."
" Why can't 1 take the lot ?" asked Harrington querulously, "Can't you trust
"I'm afraid not."
"Good-afternoon," said ths budding
smaoksman, and be turned on his heel.
"Stop a minute," said Gonth. "Take
the money. 1 thought you might be tempted.���And now listen, Tom. If you go I
wish you luck. Make one trip, and directly your foot, again touches Herringbourne
quay, 1 will find you something better.
Here is my band on it."
The angry flush on Harrington's faoo died
away; the shifly look in his eyes vanished,
and bis form suddenly straightened���for a
time only. Then the old expression came
hack, Ins shoulders drooped, and muttering
something, 'e scrambled out. When he
was gone, I lentil restlessly paced the olli-e,
Ilis successful rival had como to ibis! He
thought of a little house on a bill and a
garden overlooking the sea, whero old Ned
Hall, tho rotired mastor of a floating light,
had eked out his pension and his life. Ami
sweet Nelly Hall of the laughing blue eyes
and chestnut hair 1   Wero those eyes now
dim, the chocks careworn, tlie lingers ?	
Willis sigh he closed Ilis books,   put the
key iu I he office-door, and paler than usual,
stepped out upon the pavement,
English Markets,
Every town-dweller who has strolled
through tho poultry market und seen lho
rows and festoons of rahbitd depending
from the front of the stalls has probably
wondered whence lhe stock of English rabbits is obtained, and how lhe supply is
kept up, says London Til-Bits. They are
in demand for the table all the year round,
hut from September to April is considered
the rabbit season by tbe venders, and during those months hundreds of persons are
daily employed in catching rabbits for the
market. The trade is so lucrative at the
present time that many farmers renting
land which barely pays for cultivation, are
turning their attention to the breeding of
ground ginie.
fn the west of England, particularly on
the borders of Hail moor and Exmoor, there
are speculators who earn considerable incomes by rabbit-eutcliing, A middleman,
who bought up all the rabbits in a district
on th;! eastern aide of Dartmoor and sent
them to dealers in the Midlands and London, earned in a few years a sulHcelitly
large sum lo enable him lo retire anl live
iuahouseof his own building. Others following this avocation havo found it highly remunerative, and in several instances land
has boon aoqulred ,n a fair rental for lho
solo purpose of trapping and shooting rabbits,
Those who devote Iheir whole timo to the
irado in rabbits frequently offer tompting
prices for tho trapping rights on a number
of farms in a radius of about twelve miles.
The writer has known au outlay of C15 lor
llio right of taking rabbits ou a moorland
farm of Uii) acres to result in a profit of
nearly 100 percent. Threo days'trapping
brought a return of the investment, and tho
rest of lho season���deducting the cost ofa
professional trapper's services and the carriage to market-voided clear gain to tho
investor. At wholesale prices rabbits letch
from 7 lo 11 shillings a dozen.
Trapped rabbits, being uninjured by shot,
havo always a heller appearance on tho
ponltoiers' stalls than those killed by the
gnu, and for this reason thc breechloader
and tho ferret have beeu abandoned by most
speculators. Strange as it scorns the increaso
of trapping has affected a great multiplication of rabbits iu parts whore they were
formerly scarce. There lias been at the Biimo
time a steady decrease in tho number of
bares, besides a diminution of partridges.
On '.ic Ed-re of thi Maine Forest-
In Somerset County, Maine, the forest
cdme3 down so close to tiie towns or thel
towns run so iloseupto tho forest���cither
" i,'isi io truth��� tint theoommon life of
the people is full oi iggi.. ion of woodland
ways, There are stringent game laws in
"   .  . i :. ni .:<.���.,���  wardens to en-
for ithein, By       iquence.thcgameismul-
_���   ������        lei   in the close-time
lean     are lose to the suburbs of
"kowlieeati, whei ��� thi ir pre eu e tantalizes
posite sido were a glowing orange ao heard
a knock,   "tome in!'1 lie cried.
The invitation mot no proeip* response,
There was a fumble with I b ind a fa
tiguing wiping of feot on the flags, men as
i: by electricity the door flew ,p in.
"Well!' Baid Gentli,   "W latisi
"I liave come,"said the visit I ll -
berl h���on a smack."
"It'a uo use c i ing ti   i   . n
said Hurley.   " You must g
I don't ship any one."
"The -i; ppers," sai 1 the ol her; " why,
they'd laugh at me. I don'-       ive they'd
i ..ve me li i bal uu   \ el tl ������
something for a nod from me once.   I had
When a Woman Bujs Shoes.
"Please try tho left shoo ou," said the
lady who sat next me in shoe shop thc other
" Why was that?" I asked the man who
bad served her, when she departed.
" Hole in her slocking, 1 expect. You
would hardly believe how many ladies have
holes in their stockings. We always know
it. It's ' try tbo right shoe on,' or the left,
' never mind the other.' Some of them say,
' I'm afraid I have a little break in my
stocking I didn't expect to got my shoe tried
to-day.' And often the little break horrifies
them, having grown to a big break during
the day.
"Oh, yes; little breaks come sometimes,
and lho lady herself does not know it till
tho shoe is removed, In those cases she
naturally says nothing, but just blushos.
Tbe hole is always a genuine caso ol accident when a woman takes it that way.
Sometimes they gasp SO that wo shall see
how surprised they ure, but then some women pretend that, Wo can usually tell the
real thing.
"A successful shoe salesman needs peculiar gifts of tact and the genius of patience.
" When a woman has a really largo- loot
it's best to bring a shoe slightly too small,
and then appear surprised that it does not
lit. 'Some feot look smaller than a really
smaller foot,' is a good explanation of your
error, Bring to the woman who has a genuinely tiny foot a shoe too big, and then lit
down to her, Nothing pleases her so much,
A salesman influences the buyer tremendously. I believe a woman would rather have
her foot praised than be told she is clever.
Always humor a woman with a big foot.
' You can wear a much smaller shoo than
this, of course, but you want this for really
comfortably wear.' That makes hor waut
to hug you."
'���   ���'  .    ioi tarry long on
these     ..    ns; they merely wink at the j
ind away,
bunting      non opens, every-
kes to ' ie woods and the
��� .-.  Ono -oo. -k.:.- .... ;
i Skow egan ho ncs is one
���   i sin maotelpieces, Taxi-
lan an  gre il     ��� ited, and
every hind    One oflhe
��� ifFed lei i  oari
lied a      ���     :       ..
���     I two     j   ears
,. and     ��� ol her brown
nentocoine   te" ' '      ,     "    " tairwa!aLl ' I
not 1,   You       '     it. Hurley."
1   'the tin I tim  i ������ i    Eii
I       ropped from his dn
ot on thi     ������ . " I-'
:ton .' he exclai ne i.
'All I  it is lol   i hin.   i   .
with a imi i     emed ������
��� ��� ���   :' pr die for the rema i i
b  idy, down at I ie hi ,:.  ' o kets empty,
sh rn ol his ph n i iur, bul lorn H.i
i lentil llll mill 'I U in" -v    11������.
'   i waa th '. ol i Herring om u
Phe old lav yer had  worked hard to
ive money
guest.   A coon holds a tray of
��� ���. ���
taxidern work thn
expi ie mil  i  wore in life
ervi , ��� sua
ire pi
: ������      in ii     ��� a huge
. i       ,
��� loarlbo     icksei
to challenge ll   pn   e     f thegueit    I h
!!       law, of con  b  pn    ides thi   poi
in ei pi rii n i. but one i an-
;  t help fancying im- pli (I ��� ol a tai li
toper teeking iheltei late it  night, ami
 ������, -pen,i It,   In three    f'er he has escaped by flight fi
nrl r years Tom Harrington had spen
thi . icumulations of thirty or forty, Yet le
I id :,eon more fortunate than Genth li irle
foi ho had won from Genth Iho woman he
loved, As Iienth looked at Harrington,
tho change in the latter startled him, There
sldl existed I heout oft heinan.tnmness, jaun-
tints'. His hands wore still small and while,
Ins f��co handsome,   But thn firo In the
shifty blue eyes burnt low ; they v/ere en-
circled by dark hollow rim.-, and th'i full
red lips wore a shade blue and tremulous.
He was licnth's age, but looked older. Ho
had lost a lol of health in tho (bearing process.
"J Was told," said Hurley, "yon were
going tho pace. But, I never thought it was
so bad as this,   I'm sorry���"
"Don't���don't preach; I get enough ol
Jut at home."
Lentil's dark eyes uneonscioi;.<ly hard-
i iOiI, " How wcre yo,> brought to this?"
he    lead.
" t and //.(-Cards and Billiards, and,
li.il . tally, Ht and Ss, In my timo I
I,,;   hacked many horiM,   If they'd won 11 hive.
ohaslng him around tho piazza, running
nliimp Into thi arms ol ie '������ o i irs, wbili
the coon grins it his prod iment, To his
muzzy senses lie appear1; lo bo in a menagerie, and if he flees to the othor hotel (or
rost, and relief, it is ten to ono he finds h m
self paralyzed l,y the giant, moose, dazed by
the men icing i iribou, and fairly fright me I
into signing the pledge with intent to keep
it by a catamount that snarls at him from t
perch, After all, those stuffed animala may
exert a moral and restraining indici, ������. :...���...
the authorities appreciate,
A Pound of Honey,
Somo person with a mathematical bent
has been investigating lhe subject, .,,,,| .,,.,,
that, boos must, in ordor to colleot a pound
of clover honey, deprive, nearly 02,000 do
ver blossoms of thoir neotar, To dn this
62,000 llowers must ho visited by an aggre
gate of 8,750,000 bees.   Or in other word's,
to colleot his pound of honey ouo bee
muse make.'), 760,000 trips to and from the
Dnmkenness Amontr British Seamen.
In a reporl on the trade ot Egypt just
issued as a Parliamentary paper, tlie following passage oooursi���Drunkeniioss is
unfortunately very prevalent among British
merchant seamen at this port (Alexandria),
and is duo to some extent to tho dillicully
experienced by the authorities in regulating
the Bale or preventing tho adulteration of
spirits. In the streets leading to tho quays
almost every other shop is a drinking bar,
whero the most poisonous and maddening
compounds���a glass or two of which will
often produce insensibility���are retailed as
spirits in bottles, bearing well-known
brands, which have been obtained omply for
the purpose, Theso shops aro for the most
pan occupied by Europeans, chiefly Greeks,
whon Governments have hitherto opposed
any modification of tho privileges aooorded
by the capitulations which would tend lo
give a freei hand to tho police In dealing
wiih the   ale in I  idiilteratinn ��� f spirits,
Not only do I drinking ihops abound,
��� it the neighbi u hood ol tho quays Is also
: ' tod bj Ai ib touts employed by them,
who Induco seamen and firemen to accompany them, or even luocoed In boarding the
v ill,   citing dunk to the crews, and i ei
loading them to sell their olothea and effect*. As regards intemperance, it is un-
fori itely a fact that British soamen (ami
particularly firemen) aro the most addiotod
ici snd ii uti rs prefer to engage
teamen of any other nationality as boing
steadier and more Industrious,
"Wx hopx,"said the Ieodingartlolo apologetically, "ibat our rxadxrs will pardon
thx appxaranrx ol this wok's Intelltytn >r,
nud tbz sixmingly niystxrious abtxnox of a
oxrtaln Ixttxr. Snooting Sam Bibbxrcanu
Into our ofllox yxstxrday, and allowxd that
���� hx was going shooting and had no am
munition hx would bkx to borrow lomx ol
our typx for shot, lixforx wx could prx-
vxul, it hx had grabbxiJ all llu Nil yrs out
of thx mini Important box and dlsappxarxd,
Our suhseribxrs can hxlp In rxpfxnlshing
Our Stock it all thoSX v, ho ivxrx shot by Sain
will n t ihx ohargx whxn ilis plckxd
out ol I li i ui and rxtiirn it to us. Nxvxr
mind if it is biuixrxd a httlx."
ui Hie Boat, Bul   e Cut It
The whaliag schoonor Gage H. Phillips,
of Proviuootown, which sailed a few days
ago for the whaling grounds oil ('ape Hat-
terns, reported a remarkable incident that
befell a member of her crew while pursuing
a furious old whale ou her previous voyage.
At least it sreins remarkable to amateur
fishermen, although the story of it did nol
make a very great stir among lho grizzled
old whale fighters of Cape Cod.
" Pretty nurrcr streak for Mate Santos,"
said one whaleman on the long wharf here,
after tho narration of the adventure."
" Lucky fur him he didn't lose his head,"
commented another.
Then the Proviuootown Beacon printed
twenty lines about tho episode In ils brief
nol ieo of tho schooner Phillip's return, aud
the incident was forgotten.
One of the schooner's able seamen, silting
on the long wharf ill the altoruoou sunshino,
recited tin story of Male Santos's "closo
call" iu simple language and without especial interest, Ifhe had been spinning the
yarn of a lost jack knife his apparent unconcern would nut havo been greater.
"Course twas bout an oven call for a
few moments whether tho main was goin'
to skill through all right," said ho, " but it
come out O. [(. ; such things happen In
whallll', nn' ye've got to take yer chance,
i lie bo it tho whale al his own game -it's an
, old one lur a whaler, too. This happened
I 'way at sou, off tho coast, Ycr sec, on this
'day a big whale had bcun sighted quite a
way off, but we mudo up toward him pretty
sharp, and the funny thing about it was
that when wo got qiiile close under him ho
j didn't show any intention to go down. So
I two boats wero lowered, and thoy struck
off at a lively gait to put the Iirst iron into
| him. Still ho acted queer���didn't seem to
mind Ihe boats, but just lay there liko one
of those new turtle-back propellers on the
lakes. Ho was a big fellow���an old bull
sjoriii whale���and he acted sulky, as if ho
meant mischief. But tbo boats kept on
right up to him. Second Mate Santos was
ill lho bow of one of them, and ho bold the
apparatus for slinging the irons. He finally gota tip-top position, and In less'n a
wink he let him have both of 'em plumb
into the side. The male's boat was
then almost under the uld follow and
Jupiter I ycr ortcr seen him jump. The irons
kinder woke him up, but even ho disappointed us. I guess everybody was expectin'
to seo him slow around and chargo nu us fur
all he was worth, but, if they were expectin'
anything of that sort, tbey was outer their
reckoniu', Fora second bo tumbled all over
an' then, with hardly a flop, he just wont
down and out of sight quicker']! a wink, as
if he'd fallen down a hole, Ycr kin bet yer
life he mado a commotion as he went under,
and thn wash of his big dive made tiie boats
spin. But tlio boys ill 'em hadsomethin' else
to think of besides that; ihcy wero bavin'
all the business thoy wanted to give tho old
fellow rope enou h. He didn'l go down
very deep, and next he started off on a dead
run, an'lhe two liues took a great leap In
half a dozen 'loops nn' curls into the air,
then straightened, an' you can bclievo the
mate's boat with its crew went spinnin'
after lho whale al a lively rale. In somo
way nobody could see just how, tho whiz-
zin line, with one of its loops llyin' through
tho air as it oamo down, took a coil quicWir'n
you could see over the second mate, who
was in the bow or the boat, an' he wont
overboard with il down into the sea after
tho whale.
"As be went over the bow like a flash,
his log fetched up once with au awful thump
against tho bow chock in whicli the lino
plays, breaking the hickory pin which keeps
tho warp from leaping out. As the nnito
went overboard like astreakoflightnin'and
down into the ocean ker cbns, he was mighty
busy, it sccnis, although the whole business
took place so quick we only saw him leapin'
and llyin through the air, and then ili.-n.p-
pearin' into tho water. It seemed a goo.l
while,though he probably wasn'tgouc,before
uphe comes,puffin'and blowin', and in half
a minute we inid him on board again, just
about as good as ever, though his leg, whore
be hit the bow, was a little sore for a week
or ten days, Y'er see he was kcepin' pretty
busy, as I said, while he was goin' overboard, an' jest the minute ho felt himself
goin', out of the boat after lho whale ho war
gettin' at his sheatllknife. Every whaleman, I should have said, carries a razor
sharp sheatllknife, always kept in scabbard,
in his bolt fur jest sicli emergencies as this
one, and the mate got out that knife of his
while ho. was in the air, and just us he was
dumped into the water he fetched a cut
with it ncross the payin' out line. Now
when Mate Santos made a cut at the
line about him, he supposed ho was onjy
slicin' the line in two that was around bim,
an' which ho supposed, naturally, was the
line that fastened the second iron to the
main line. Instead of that, ho found later
he'd cul the main line itself, for it turned
out that when he got back into tho boat ihe
whale was freo nnd was spinning along
with tho two irons iu him and part of two
lines irailin' behind. He was glad to find
himself alive, of course, aft at his duokln'
and risky ride aftor a whale down under
tho waier, but hn was disappointed, tno,
about hi< mistake in cultiii' the two linos.
Ho thoughl the whalo was a goner; but
luokily the othor boat was right on timo,
and in a iiiiiiiitoor two it fastened to tho
old fellow, who had come up for wind again,
and killod him, too, without any moro
Having spun his yarn, the whaleman
fished a piece of navy plug out of bis weal her
jacket, chewed it for a moment or two.
Kicking Ills liiol against Iho stringpiece o
the wharf, then said retrospectively; "Any
bow, it was a rut her clus call for Santos.
Ouiss be thought o' homo an' old Province-
town once or twice us ho was skatin' through
lhe brine holdin'the lines ovor thai, whale,
Ileal. Maud S, timo for free-for-all trot-
Tho Largest Known Flower.
Tho " boo," the largest Bower known to
botanists, la found only on the island of
Mlndlna, tho mest southern of the Phillip-
pine group, lis scientific name is somewhat longer than its native name, the botanist recognizing it as Ualllosin Schadon-
hergia, It was first discovered in January,
1889, by an exploring expedition hooded by
Or. AlexanderSohadenbery. Singlellowers
of the " bo n" weigh from 18 to 20 pounds.
Envy is an acknowledgment of the'good
iorlune of others.
lho Itriacilli'S l-.nl.
" During the year 1866," aaid the Doctor,
"1 al tended sixteen patients sulieri.**<* with
Asiatic cholera, fourteen of these weto
local cd in N'oiv York and two in Cincinnati, O, In the past ten years I have sue-
oessfully treated lour cases right in Mow
York city. I claim that thoro is no inviolable rulo for lho treatment of a cholera
patient. So muoh depends upon tho physical Slate of the subject that a skilful physician wiil vary the treatment to a greater
or loss degree, according to his judgment.
" If stricken with the malady, see a
physician at once. Do not attempt to allay
your suffering by home doctoring. Do not
allow yourself to becomo panic-strieken,
nor, on tho othoi baud, should ynu hi gh at
precautions deemed necessary in an emergency of this kind. 'Familiarity breeds
contempt' of death and disease as well as
other evils, and us wo havo become moro or
less familiar wilb reports from the pest
ships down the buy, there is perhaps as
much danger of the. spread nf the disease,
should it gain a fottfhold, as from the lack
of seriousness wiih which many regard it.
If you aro attacked wuh symptoms of the
disease while nn tho si root, go to the nearest hospital, or ask to bo taken there.
" Am ing lhe method1 by moans of whioh
I have successfully treated twenty piillente
is Iho following;, (.live ono drop of carbolic
acid and two or three of bismuth iu mucilage at Inlorvals of twenty minutes until ihu
vomiting is oiiockod. Then endeavor to
cheek the diai'i'lnniil disoharge by means of
astringents. Sometimes a preparation nf
opium or load is very effeutlve. An application of hot water bottles will prevent rigidity. If the dinriliiea continues and becomes
excessive administer one-sixth of a grain of
morphine and 1-120 of a grain of atrophia
in fifteen minims of distilled water; meanwhile feed the patient with cracked ice
continually to allay the fever. Sometimes
a rectal injection of laudanum and weak
starch is most effective in gradually slopping diarrhical discharge.
"After having troatcd sixteen patients
successfully iu this manner I was myself
taken down with tho malady. .My symptoms commenced with a rico water discharge, continuing for hours. Then followed severe cramps, accompanied by profuse
vomiting. The cramps in my legs and contractions of the muscles of tho body were
something terrible, similar, I imagine, to
the eliect produced on a man being shocked
by electricity. Through all this .1 never
lost consciousness bul a feeling of completo
indifference overcame mo. 1 did not caio
whether I lived or died. This fooling of
utter apathy always accompanies an attack
of genuine cholera. Tho Iirst symptoms of
the disease developed at .') o'clock, and the
diarrhoea continued for six hours, during
which lime tho discharge amounted to a
bucketful. The vomiting lasted for only
ono hour.
'There was given tome a half teaspoonful of laudanum every forty minutes, also a
rectal injection of laudanum and weak
starch, which finally arrested the discharge ;
cracked ice was given ino constantly. Doses
of laudanum were administered freely both
by mouth and injection. In all f received
half an ounce of laudanum. My prostration
was complete. The crisis, however, was
pissed, and the second day I became convalescent.
" 1 was curious to soo if my illness had appreciably altered my personal appearance,
A mirror was handed me, A most startling
sight met my gaze, J did not know myself.
1 thought there must be some mistake. The
skin was drawn baok over the hones of my
faoo iu a frightful manner. My hands were
mere slaws. J looked moro like a mummy
than a human being. My eyes wore sunken deep in their sockets, suggesting a
ghastly skeleton-like appearance, My whole
skin was of a bluish lingo, caused by congestion. And all this change wrought in
two days' struggle with cholera microbos !
Itseemed incredible. Notwithstanding iho
shook experienced at the sightof my altered
appearance 1 continued to improve, and
finally regained my former physique and
good health. The laudanum treatment to
whicli I was subjected is tho old method of
combating the disease. Although successful
in mine, in many eases it might prove an
utter failure, for as I said before, upon the
constitution and natural resistance of the
patient everything depends.
" Since the invasion of cholera in 1S111-2,
each visitation has grown less severe. This
is ample proof that we are steadily progressing toward thc day when this disease will
no longer sweep away thousands, despite all
medical aid, The sanitary conditions become more satisfactory every year, and tho
medical treat ment correspondingly effective.
Under our present conditions it would be
weli nigh impossible for cholera to become
a scourge."
The Consumption of Canned Salmon,
"One nl ihe food marvels of our modern
times is the consumption of canned salmon,"
says the Baltimore Trade. " Prom beginning regarded as a game fish of thc more
norlhorn waters, a food for tho financial and
gastronomic gods, it has become an almost
every-duy dish for people of ordinary tor-
tune, a rival in fact of the cattle of lho
plniiisand an Important article of commerce.
As our population increases, driving lho
cowboy and his herd from prairie to plain,
frnm east, to west, from great ranges near
railroads to hills inaccessible to them, the
supply of meat decreases in the same ratio
that demand for it increases, and the price
steadily advances despite the steady dcclino
of wages, Being accustomed to liberal supplies of meat, the palates of tho people can
not forego it without some substitute, and ���
salmon comes not only vory near to a complete substitute, but, as a variety, is an improvement and is cheaper dian moat in
point of fact. In a two pound, or tall tin,
the amount of excellent, rich, palatable food
is much moro than would be in two pounds
of meat, whilst at the retail price of 15 to
ISo per can it is only about one-half tho
price of the meat per pound. On the table
il will go double as far as the sair-e quantity
of meal, aud is satisfying in like proportion."
Hay fever, it is said, can be cured by
smoking powdered pinc-nocdlcs with tobacco���two-thirds of the former with
one-third of the latter,
Fanoy silks with the surface raised as if
pillted simulate perfectly the quilted materials used in the timo of Queen Aune, tho
favorite colors boing apple-green, tW-pluKn
aud a rather vivid turqiie.ii blu��- I
Tho timc-lunoured badges and othcr de-'
vices borne by oar British Regiments can
boast in many Instances of a very interesting origin. This is not only Into with regard lo tho " white horse," "laurel wreath,"
or " castle and key," which we are accustomed to sec set down in almanacs and tlie
like as the badges of certain corps, for
there aro frequently othor distinguishing
features that find no place iu such lists.
These aro sometimes of a kind, too, not
well calculated to attract thc notice
of non-military persons; and it is possibly within the mark to say that not
one in twenty civilian observers delects, for
example, the apparently meaningless bow
of ribbon on the hack of tho collars of the
lioyal Welsh Fusiliers. This much-prized
decoration is a unique distinction, without,
however, any very heroic history ; it ia
merely a memento of tho queue or pintail
whicli was worn in the army till about
Among other badges, tho same regiment
carries the not unusual ono of the " while
horso," above alluded to. Though well
enough known, no doubt, to be tho " whilo
horse of Hanover," it in probably nol so
widoly understood for what reason this do-
'ice camo to ho bestowed upon so many of
due older regiments. It would appear thai
In the beginning of the last century lho
"appointments of a good many corps displayed the armorial coat or crest of lhc colonel-
'n-chiof, who was often a member of thc
aristocracy, and a territorial magnate in
some part of the country, Such marks of
distinction on the part of theso territorial
families, we are lohl, excited the keen
jealousy of lho newly-arrived Hanoverians,
so muoh so, that one of the very Iirst steps
taken hy (Ieorge 1. was to sweep away theso
family insignia and replace them with his
own. Hence, then, tho frequency of lhc
white li:rso as a regimental device.
A regiment ot great renown, the
Scots Greys, carry as a badge an
eaglo with outstretched wings���tho only
device of the kind in the army.
The Greys have enjoyed this unique distinction since the oelebratod capture ofa French
eagle or standard at Waterloo by Sergeant
Ewart, who was given a commission for his
gallantry. It is a well-earned badge, too,
for the Greys have a sort of pre-eminence
for taking standards: at Ramillies they
captured the colours of the " Regiment
du Roi j" while at Dettingen tbey took
the famous white standard of the French
household cavalry. And they are well en-
tilled to the motto "Second to none,"
which they proudly carry. The mention of
this motto reminds us that there is another
of the kind, though in Latin, in the " Service ;" the Coldstream Guards carry the
words "NulU Socundus" upon their regimental colour. When the troops were paraded to take th�� oath of allegiance to
diaries II. after the Restoration, thc men
were ordered to " ground" their arms.
Among others present were the three regiments since known as the Foot-guards ; and
tbey were commanded to take up arms as
the First, Second, anil Third Guards. The
First and Third obeyed with alacrity ; the
regiment of General Monk stood si ill, to
tho surprise of the king who inquired of
Monk the reason for their insubordinate
bearing. Tho veteran replied that his regiment declined to bo considered second
lo any other; and says tho legend,
Charles remarked : " Very well; they shall
bo my Coldstream Regiment of Foot-
guards, and second to none." Hence tho
motto. General Monk's connection with
this corps is commemorated in a curious
manner. A small Union Jack is borne on
the Queen's Colour of the Coldstream, in
consequence of Monk having heen an .Admiral of the fleet as well as a general. This
is a distinction without a parallel in the
Almost every one must notice that while
officers wear their sashes over the left
shoulder, sergeants have theirs over the
right. T.iere is one exception, however, to
this rule ; for the sergeants of the 20th
Foot arrange their sashes in the same manner as the officers. Some say that this distinction dates from Culloden, where the
regiment is alleged to have had so
many olliccrs slain, that sergeants had to
tako tlicir places in command of the companies. Another regiment, the 1,1th, com-
nieiiiontes its terrible loss on the same field
in a different fashion : tho otliceis wear perennial mourning in tho shape of a black
stripe in their gold lace. This kind of perpetual mourning is not, however, peculiar
to tho I3lh. The (loth and 8-lth have black-
edged lace on the officers' tunics, in memory, it, is said, of the loss they sustained on
tho Nive in 1813 ; and black gloves used to
bc worn by the 8-lth to commemorate the
same event. Some other corps have the
black stripe in their gold lace, but it seems
to be very doubtful for what reasons. In
certain cases il is supposed to be a symbol
of mourning for General Wolfe or Sir John
Moore ; iu others, for heavy losses in action.
At Dettingen, in 174.1, the 22nd Foot extricated George II. from a somewhat perilous position, iu remembrance of whioh event
lliey wear a small sprig of oak in tlicir caps
on the Queen's birthday ami other special
occasions; and on the 20th of .May an acorn
is worn by some old regiments, that dale
boing the anniversary of tho Restoration. In a similar fashion tho 12th and
20th wear a rose on tho 1st of August.
This floral decoration arises from tho
tradition, which is well founded, that
at Minden these regiments marched
through flower-gardens, and most of the
men wore roses as they went into action on
August 1,1750. For their prowess otMin-
den, tho 12th, 20th, 23d, 25th ,17th, and 51s'.
regiments wero granted leave to carry a
laurel wreath on their colours and equipments ; and for reasous above alluded to the
20th have in addition a ro3e on their standards. Besides the " Minden wreath," there is
one other instance of the same symbol in the
army���it is borne on the colours of the 57th
the " Dio Hards" of Albuera celebrity, '
regiment just mentioned, the 12th, together
with the 39th, B6th, and 58th, carry the
"Castleand Key," the mot'o " .Montis insignia Calpe,"and the word "Gibraltar,"
on account of having takeu part in the
memorable defence of that fortress from
1779 to 1783.
A famous regiment, the 5th or Northumberland Fusiliers, hasa distinction ofa curious if notidtogelhor unprecedented variety.
In their headdress tho ol-'eors and men
havo a plume red in the upper moiety and
white in the lower ; and though this
may not ptvhapa Beom a matter of I
much   ineJuoai,   i'   bus   a   history.   At I
mh.,��, .uau.u, bimi .-.inguinaly euinuats,
gathered front the caps of slain French
grenadiers enough white feathers to lit out
the whole regiment with plumes���an
adornment which a while afterwards met
with the approval of the authorities. But
in 1S29 a War Office order gave instructions
for ihe white plume to be more generally
adopted in the service; and inconsequence
of this innovation, the Fusiliers complain-
' cd lhat they would lose their well-earned
distinction. So llio matter at issue was
I eventually compromised by granting them
permission to weir tbe half-red, half-while
plume above mentioned. For icasons never
properly explained, the 5th wear a rose on
. St. George's Day.
Besides feathers, other curious trophies
aro represented in lhe belongings of this
regimont, At Luoknow they captured an
ivory bedstead belonging to the Begum, as
well aa a great rod or suck of silver. From
a part of tlie former a bandmaster's baton
was carved ; while the latter was fashioned
I into a drum major's stall'. Both are still
doing duly. This stall', by thc way, reminds us of the ivory stick carried on tho
anniversaries of certain battles by the sergeant-major of the 01st Highlanders, When
on the way home from the Cape in 1802, tho
transport having the regiment on hoard
was charged by a sword-fish, which left ils
weapon embedded in the sido of lho vessel,
Converted into a walking-stick, the ivory
sword accompanied the sergeant-major
through the whole of the Peninsular War.
The names of tho battles in which it was
carried arc inscribed upon it oil plates of
solid gold ; and it is still carried on parade
by the sergeant-major on the anniversaries
, ot these actions.
1 Somewhat akin to tho party-coloured
'plume of the Northumberland Fusiliers,
again, Was the red hall which used to appear on tho sh*-koes of the light company of
the Itiih Foot. During the battle of Brandy-
wine, in tlie American War, this company
I by aosurato shooting made groat havoc in
' the ranks of the enemy, who threatened,
when they could obtain a favorable opportunity for revenge, to give tlie marksmen
no quarter. In defiance, however, of this
menace, and to mako themselves more
readily distinguished from their comrades,
they dyed the ball in their caps red���with
blood, according to tradition���in place of
lhe green worn hy the rest of the regiment.
This distinction' was subsequently sanction
ed by the War Ollice authorities,
j One more instance of n similar kind, and
| we are done. The 28th Foot used to have
a singular distinguishing feature in their
number badge, wbioh was affixed not only
on the front, in tho usual manner, hut also
on the back of their caps. On one occasion
in Egypt, when rather incautiously drawn
up in line, a fierce onslaught was made upon
the regiment, in rear as well ns in front,
by larg bodies of French cavalry. Thero
, vas no time to get into square formation to
I " receive" the charging horsemen ; but the
commanding officer, being a man of resource, shouted, " Rear rank, right-about-
face. Fire I" The men cartied oitt the order
with promptitude ; standing bask to back,
they simultaneously beat oil' both assaults ;
a.id to commemorate thc affair, they were
granted tho unique distinction of the dupli'
cate number badge.
The Young Man Who Will ba Wanled.
If we could only get the ear of that boy
I in school, or that young man in college, we
i won! i say most earnestly to him ; The
i time is coining, end perhaps not far dis-
| taut, when you will be wanted. Tho oppor-
; tunity is ready to develop when you will
be needed, a most important opportunity,
when, if you are ready, you can enter into
' a great life work ; a tide which taken at its
flood will lead on to fortune and fame. This
| is a broad aud populous country, and opportunities for eminent achievement and large
usefulness are constantly occurring in religious work, in educa ional work, in business, in professional life, or in politics and
the service of the country, possibly in war.
Y'ou may be wanted never so much, but if
you aro not ready when wanted you will be
passed by. The opportunity, just the one
you would most like, will not wait for one
not ready, Somebody else will take the
place. You will certainly be wanted, and
you should be ready to respond at the right
moment. The important places require men
of character, fixed principle, education,
power. No man gets mental power and
discipline without hard, stern work, and
years of it. And no weak, undisciplined
and unprincipled person is fit for command,
or can ever expect to hold a commanding
position. There is no lack of important
positions for those competent to fill them.
But it should be remembered- that important positions can always find those able to
fill them, an 1 the world will not wait for
yon if you are not ready.
Many an old man to-day is looking hack
to see another in just the one place that was
designed for him, and in which he might
have been perfectlyeontcnt, happy, and useful���in which he might have 'lone a gto.it
and important life-work, achieved distinction-but when opportunity's hour struck
he was not ready, and be now feels that his
lifo has been a failure, because he neglected
to prepare himself for the lime when ho
would he wauled. The late Prof. H, B.
Smith used lo say to his students: ���' Young
gentlemen, have a bobby, have a hobby !"
i.e., havo some one line of study ot whicli
you will stand facile prinups ond when opportunity calls, you will bo the one wanted.
Always study with this thought in mind,
that hefore long the opportunity will occur
when you will be wanted.
Popular Fallacies.
That it is a crime to laugh at an old joke.
That authorship is the sweetest sort of
That every fool knows how to swear
That police court judges write for the
comic papers.
That marriage brokers charge the legal
rate of interest.
That the study of -esthetics is a sure road
to happiness.
That the modern newspaper is a liberal
That men hide themselves iu garrets to
read realistic novels.
That modem pugilism resembles the combats of ancient Greece and Rome.
That it is better to be the author of a
nation's songs than a lawyer in good practice.
The cape is giving way to the waist, anda
light feather or, better still, lace boa, is
supposed lo be all that is iieoc^ury in the
way ot uutdoor garments for ordinary wear,
At Staithes, Yorkshire, on Sunday, the
mangled body of Mrs. Mildred, 22, wifo of
a miner, was found at the foot of a cliff
nearly 300 feet high. It is supposed that
she committed suioido,
A Leeds iron turner, namod George Origan, is iu custody at Leeds, charged with
causing the death of  Thomas   Wats  a
forgeman. On Saturday night, the two
men, after visiting a public-house, quarrelled and f ugbt, tho deceased receiving injuries, which resulted in his death.
The elephant J ung Pasha I hat succeeded
Jumbo in the London Zoological Garden,
is now only three inches less in height than
Jumbo himself.
Statistics from the British census show
that tho Irish language is dying out. Ten
years ago (11,111)0 people ill Ireland spoke
only Irish, In 1SD1 the number who knew
only the Irish tongue was 38,000, In 1881,
885,000 of the population of Ireland could
speak Irish and Knglish.    Last  year   tho
number was 012,000,
A woman testified beforo tho Trades'
Union Congress in London th it two months
ago she was making trousers for tho Duke
ot York when two children wero taken out
of tho next house to the fever hospital, and
one of thom died. Even the besl, tailors
have their goods sweated in districts liable
to infectious diseases.
A nir.ii in Kirkintilloch, Scotland, was
fined ten shillings the other day for playing
lho bagpipes on Sunday. W hul hor because
it was Sunday or because it was bagpipes
is not slated, but neighbors of tho man who
spends his Sabbaths now ill practising campaign march atrocities on a bugle will readily see the, wholesomeness of the Covenanter
blue laws.
On Wednesday morning the decapitated
body of a young lady, apparently under
thirty years of age, was found near Huh
Barnet, on tho Groat Northern Railway.
Amongst hor belongings wero found letters
addressed :���Mrs, Long, 0d Hatton Road
Canon bury square," and it was concluded
the body found was that of the addressed,
Judging from her clothing and jewellery,the
deceased was of good position. Appear
anees led to the conclusion that the young
lady had deliberately placed her head on
tho metals and had been killed by a passing
British newspapers are discussing earnestly the question of cloak rooms in churches,
referring to the absence of, and aosolute
necessiiy for, facilities for disposing of
wraps, hats and overcoats. Some churches
in this country have wire hat racks beneath
the seats, and a few have wire bars for ovor
coats and wraps on the backs of seats. One
church in Chicago has regular opera chairs
ami the attendant conveniences, A cloak
room seems to lill a long-felt want, for there
does not appear tobe any good reason, those
days, apy way, why a man or woman shoul
not be as coinforiablp iu church as iu a
Dr. E. M. Grace held an inquest at St,
George's, Gloucestershire, as to the death
of Rosina Smith, aged 27 years, whose body
wasfound in the Rivor Frome. The deceased
had been engaged to a sailor, and being
disappointed at his not returning as expected after a long voyage sl.e married a form
or lover. A fortnight after her marriage the
sailor arrived, and she elrped with him,
but, repenting of this, she returned homo
and committed suicide, A verdict of temporary insanity was returned.
Carrier pigeons payed interesting parts
in the newspaper work of the recent elections in Groat Britain. Important candidates in out of the way country districts
poorly provided with telegraphic facilities,
as Mr. Gladstone's Midlothian district,
were accompanied in their tours by newspaper men provided with carrier pigeons.
Thc reporters who went with Mr. Gladstone had a regular "pigeon man" wil'
them. When Mr. Gladstone delivered
speeches from Ins carriage tlie reporters
wrote their reports on thin tissue sheets,
"flimsy," and passed them to the pigeon
man. The sheets were attached to the
pigeons' legs by rubber bands and the birds
j sot free. The birds performed excellent
' service in carrying the matter to neighboring cities or telegraph centres, as they
had been trained. On several occasions,
however, on fine, warm days, the birds
alighted on roofs and sunned themselves for
an hour or so, while the pigeon man tried lo
coax them in so as to file his copy, and the
matter they carried had to be left out of
the latest editions,
An English woman Biicd the Midland
Railway Company for compensation for
thc loss of her husband, who was killod iu
an accident on lhat road, and recovered
damages. Thereupon the company, whicli
had sold him an accident insurance policy
wiih his ticket, contended thai lhe amount
of this insurance should be deducted from
the damages awarded, since if he had died
n natural death, the widow would have received nothing on a policy of that nature,
The claim of the company was not allowed.
An inquest was hold at Hastings on the
body of a boy named Binslcd, aged four
years. The boy fell into the sea, and on
boing rescued hot milk was givon to him
containing brandy, lhe doso of alcohol being sn stroiig that, the little fellow soon
afterwards died. A post-mortem examination showed that death was from alcoholic
poison. Too jury returned a verdict nf
"Death tlrough an overdose of brandy
given in error. "
The now British Houso of Commons is
much older than the one that preceded it
that is, theaverageageof its members is
much greater. The ages rango from 22 to
00. It has two members only 22 years of
age, and Mr. Villiers is again the father
of the House, being 90 years of age. Four
other veterans are Mr. Isaac Holden, 85;
Mr. Gladstone, 82, aud Mr. C. Wright, 82.
It has 40 members whose ages range from
22 to .10,143 from 31 to 40, 197 from 41 to
50, 173 from 51 to 60,78 from 61 to 70, and
4 from SI to 90.
A shocking accidentis reported from Tro-
madoc, wh re the body uf Mr. William
Jones, a well-known farmer and tradesman,
was found at thc foot of a precipice, near
.snowdon. Mr. Jones was returning from
C'wmbach Farm in the dark, and missing
his way, fell over the crag's into the deep
chasm at a place called Lonuewydd. The
body was found lying head downward, between two pieces of rock, aud his stick was
on the ledge abovo.
In 1891 1,168 persons wcre killed on railways in the British isles, according to tho
report of the British Hoard of Trade, Of
these only 103 vote passengers, and more
nor employees, the number including trespassers and suicides The total number of
passenger trips, exclusive of those made on
seasou tie'eets, was 815,403,008, which is
27,71110112 more than in ISilO. Accurate
returns of trips on season tickets would swell
this list. But on tho basis of these figures
the proportion of passengers killed during
tho year Mas one in S,2"H,3S.">, and tlie proportion of injured ono in 524,131.
Thoughtful Gharitioa-
With many persons economy is akin to
Bullishness and closely allied to petty mealiness, They think to save where it will affect thom the least,and il is but false economy at the most. Nearly every kind house-
' ceper who had much experience with hired
help, and has won their confidence, knows
how bitterly girls complain of former mis-
iresses who gave thoso in their employ
scarcely enough to oat. This is the kind of
woman who offers her half-worn garments
to girls in lien of their hard-earned wages.
Then, again, there are many good-moaning women who never tliink of giving away
a garment SO long as it can be made over,
notwithstanding they may ho well able to
'my new.
Ono Woman confessed, when lhe subject
Was brought before her in this tight, lhat
she believed she really enjoyed a remodeled
dress more than she did a knew one, md
shu know she nearly alway spout the money
saved hy her economy iu somo foolish,
thoughtless way.
An I there arc other women who will sell
the cast-oil'clothing of the family for a trifling sum or a new tin pun or a pretty ornament, I have seen good woolen dresses,
wraps, men's clothing, babys' flannels, laid
away to be eaten by moths; they were nol
needed, and the thought of doing good with
them never entered the owner's mind, or if
it did she did not seem to know how to go
about it.
Now, nearly all of us havo among our
circle of acquaintances some industrious,
proud-spirited little mother with a houseful
of littlo ones and a limited purse, one who
finds it almost impossible with all her
thrifty management to keep her children
looking as well"as their associates. She
would ue thankful to have some of those
things; thoy may prove to bo a blessing in
disguise, if givon her by kind words, tempered with tact. If you know of no one to
whom such a gift will be acceptable or yon
fear giving ollence there are other ways of
disposing of old clothes, where they can do
great good. Thc argument is brought up
that, so many of tho improvident poor accept them without gratitude and wear tbem
out without taking a stitch in them to prolong their days of usefulness. This is I rue,
ina measuro j butthere are many institutions
which euro for the children of hard-working
mothers, and will gratefully accept oast-oil
clothing, make them over for thoseA'llder
their charge and put thom to the best possible use. I have been informed that clothing for boys is especially desired���men's
clothing, to be made over. Many of our
charitable organizations have made arrangements with the express company, so I have
been informed, by which packages may be
sent to them without charge lo tho consignor. Would it not be well to remember
this, good housemother, when you begin
the general overhauling of closet and all io
during tho cool, pleasant days of autumn ?
Selling hy Wright-
One of the peculiarities which the new
comer to California linds it most difficult to
accustom himself to, is the practice of selling
al manner of farm products by weight. It
takes time to become reconciled to the innovation, but when once thoroughly grasped, the perfect justice of the method becomes so apparent that one wonders why it
should nothing since have heen adopted al
over the country. Tho frugal housewife,
who, at the East, buys potatoes, apples
and what not by quart, "small measure,"
peck and bushels and nine times out of ten
finds herself swindled by short measure and
dishonest arrangement of the articles
bought so as to make the greatest display,
fully appreciates the difference to her purse
that is made by the weight system. There
are only two exceptions in all the wide
Hinge of household necessities which are not-
sold by the pound here. Theso are butter
and eggs. That the ancient nys'.em of selling butter by the roll without regard to
weight should st ill he maintained here scorns
strange, when oue recollects that weights
are the methods relied on for the sale of
this article at the East. Tho opportunity
that lhe roll sy-tem affords for fraud is
seen by the fact that il is lho exception and
not the rule for a roll of butter t:> contain
tho two pounds that it, nominally does.
Nevertheless, the producer sells hy tho
pound to tho dealer, while tho dealer de
ni'iiiids pound prices for rolls that someti mo
have ns litlle as a pound ami a half, an
aro always two or three ounces short.���
[Fruit Trade of California.
By Bail to the Dearest Star.
In a recent lecture on " Fixed Stars," Dr.
David Gill wauled to givo an illustration of
lho distance lo Coiilauri, This is what ho
said; "We shall supposo that some wealthy
directors, for want of outlet for their energy
and capital, construct a railway toCcntaiiri
We shall neglect, for the presont, tho engineering difficulties���a mere detail���and suppose them overcome and the railway open
for traffic We shall go furl her and suppose that the directors have found tho con-
sti'iietiiin of Biieli a railway to have been
peculiarly easy and that the proprietors of
interstellar space had not been exorbitant
in their terms for right of way, Therefore,
with a view to encourage trallic, the directors hud made the fare exceedingly nioder
ate, viz.: Fiist-class ut two cents per hundred miles.
" Desiring to take ndvantago of these facilities, a gentleman, by way of providing
himself with small change for the journey,
buys up the national dihtof England and a
fow other countries, and, presenting himself
at the office, domands a first-class single to
Centanri.   For this he tenders in payment
tho scrip of the national debt of England,
which just covers tlio cost of his tickets ; but
at this timo the national debt from little
wars had been run up from 3,600,000,000 to
$5,1100,100,000.   Having taken his scat it
occurred to him to ask :
'"At what rate do you travel ?'
" 'Sixty milos an hour, sir, including stoppages,' is tlio answer.
" 'Then whon shall wo reach Centanri':'
'" In 48, 663,000 years, sir.'"
nniiii slum linn Cunniln I.  Ibool tbe
llinlililiu Coinilrj I'u.l'-r Itar. Sun.
The number of deaihs in the Dominion
for the 12 monthsending April ii, b-'.H, is
placed at 07,(iSS, as compared wuh 63,4)3
iu the same period iu 1881. This shows the
increase in deaths tobe 6.75 per cent.
against an increase in population of 11.73
percent. In 1890-01 tho deaths were 14.-
IU per thousaud, against 15.34 perthousand
in 1S80-8I, or 1 in every 71 persons in ISD1,
and 1 iu 05 in 1881, indicating improved
conditions in life us the result of 1(1 years'
experience. Thi* result, as compared with
the death rate in the United Kingdom, is
much lower than the latter, and even belter
f)ian that of Australia, which oountry was
declared to have the lowest death rate in
the world.
The census re urns for the province of
Quebec went to in.lt -ate that the death
rate among French-Canadians is preaier
than among the rest of the community. The
| returns show the total deaths to have been
128,154, ot whioh 26,080 were Unman
Catholics. This gives tlie ra;e per 1,000 at
20.1,' or lin every 60, The death rate
among Protestants iu the province of Queboo
is 1,08 per 1,000, or I iii 02. In Ontario ihe
dentil rate among Catholics is 11 p. r l.uou,
or I in 7o. ami among Protestants 10.8 per
1 1,000, or I in 92, As 68 per cent, of tne
I',-,man Catholics are French-Canadians, it
is evident that tho death rate among them
i.s very high.
Taking tho death rate by provinces iho
returns show that it is lowest iu the North-
westTerritories, being inly 7.32 per thou-
mind, and  highest in Quebec,  where it is
I 18.95 per 1,000.   In all the provinces the
doath rate in 1801 is lower ihan in ISSI,
j except in  Nova Scotia,  where there is a
y-light increase from 14.54 in 1881 to 14.57
per l,000in 189J
The births for the year 1S91 numbered
lo5,843, divided into 70,080 males and 65,-
736 females thus miking a birth rate of
28.3 per l,0U0 of population. The excess of
the birth rate over tbe death rate fur lS'Jl iu
tlie various provinces is as follows: ,
British Columbia, 23,10 births per thousand against 1.1 'J4 deaths.
Manitoba, 32,53 against 10.31!.
New Brunswick, 27.70 against 13.36.
Nova Scotia, 25.41 against 14.57.
Ontario, 24,50 against 11.30.
Prince Edward Island, 24.45 against
Quebec, 38.86against 18.91.
North-west Territories, 24.98, against
The deaths according to religions were in
1891; Baptist, 3,587, or 11.8 in every
1,(100 ; Unman Cal holies, 30,430 or 1S.3 per
1,000 ; Church of England, 7,681, or 11.8
per 1,000) Methodist, 8,835, or 10.4 per
1,0110 ; Presbyterians. 8,149, or 1U.8 per
j 1,000; others, 3,009, or 11.11 per 1,0(10.
Methodists como first, having the lowest
death rate ; then follow Presbyterians,
Church of England and Baptists abreast and
Caiholics last. Compared with other countries, the term of useful working life appears to extend to a more advanced ago m
Petermann's Hlltlioiluiigcii Imposed Ipon
wiih n Stolen Story of Travel.
Oneof the leading geographical magazines
Petermann's Mittheil ngen, has been made
the victim ui literary dishonesty.   In the
April and May numbers of the magazine a
Mr. A. J, Ceyp describes a journey which,
he asserted,   he had made  recently to lhe
frontier of Bolooohistan.   He described the
country minutely, told of the desolate and
sandy regions he crossed on his wsy, of the
robbers who lurked in the ravines ready to
plunder caravans, of the settlements found
1 here and there in widely sepaiate.i na-es,
; and of the large town of Yezb, the original
home of the Parsis.   His story was very interesting, and us his  route lay thiough a
I legion that was almost unknown, and as it
'abounded wuh geographical detail of up-
; parent accuracy, ihe magazine  made  the
: narrative very prominent.   The story  occupied several pages in each of the numbers.
In the August number c? the Mill eilun-
gen the editor prints conspicuously the fact
j ihatCeyp's narrative proves 10 be nothing
I more than  an  accurate transcript of the
j travel sketches of  Gasteiger Ki.an. which
! were published at Innsbruck in 1881.   As
I thirteen years had claused since their publication. Ceyp thought  he was safe in appropriating them as the record of a journey
made by himself,
The fiaud is somewhat  similar to that
imposed by Capt. Glazier upon a scientific
I journal of this   country,   when he sent an
I article containing large extracts from Schoolcraft's account of his journey to the source
of the Mississippi  as a record oi his own
j visit to Lake Itascb, It is very seldom that
. Petermaun's Mittheilungen m kes an im-
j portaut blunder in geographical matters,
j but it has been imposed upon by the most
glaring piece of plagarism that bus come to
light for a long time.
0dditie3 About the Echo.
Did you ever figure on the exact distanco
I that one may be removed irom a reflecting
; surface and yet hear lhe echo of bis voice!
ilti.-iE.lid that one  oinnot  pr mo nice dis-
] tinetly 01 hear distinctly more than livo
syllables in s seoond. This, of course, gives
one-fifth 0: a second for e.ch syllable. Taking 1120 feet as the velocity of sound per
] second, W6 have 224 feet us the distance
I Bound wiil travel in one-fifth of a second.
Hence, ifa reflecting surface is 112 feet distance, tiie initial sound of an uttered syllable
will ho returned to the oar from a distance
of 112 feet, just as the next syllable starts
on its journey,
In this case, tho first fifth of a second is
consumed iu lhc utterance ofa syllable, and
the next fifth ofa second in hearing its
echo. Two syllables would be echoed from
a reflecting surface 224 feet distant, three
syllable! from 336 feet, and so on within
the limits of audibleness, But, on the other
hand, it is evident that a sharp, quick sound,
say that made by a hammer, or a club upon
a board, one in which the duration of the
sound itself is one-tenth of n second or loss,
would give an echo from half the 112 feet,
or fifty-six feet.
The above estimates and figures apply to
observations mole in a temperature of 111
degrees, Fahrenheit, at whicli scientists
tell us that the velocity of sound is 1113
feet per second. If the mercury stands at
freezing tlie velocity of sound wiil only bo
1080 feet per second.
A treadlo attached to a .otter box, if
pressed, lifts the lid of the box. This is the
invention of a man in .Maiden,
It is said that girls are going 10 wear
llowers nicked into the hair ngiu�� la ihe
old-fashioned way. Ip">
��fy> ftootenay Star
Oue Year (iu advnucoj  U2.00
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Three Mouths   "            0.50
Single Copy     0.05
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Two inches    "           2.00
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H. MoOutohoon,       R. W. Northey,
Proprietor. Editor-
SATURDAY, OCT. 29, 1892.
Gold is what the world craves.
Tbe district or province which cau
mine gold is bound to be the centre
ol uttraclion for the roet of the world.
���V\'e have the precious metal right
Lore in West Kootenny, und, better
Btill, right at the back door of Rovelstoke.   For years Big Bend has been
a gold producing distriot iu more or
li-sB quantities, but tbe difficulty of
roncbiug that favored spot lias iilviiye
been an impediment uot easy to over-
como.   But in tho light of tho latest
discoveries uinde there it boeomes un
absolute neoessity that a road be oou-
Btrueted or the river mude navigable
for light draught steamers by the
destruction of the Deuth Rapids.   If
the Government will not assist, then
the mine owners aud private enterprise must take the matter in hand.
The present trail is well-nigh itnpas-
eable for packhorses, and soveral have
been lost on the way.   If Big Bend
was easily got at there can be no
doubt it would to-day be the scene of
busy indtlstry, and ite gold would be
in circulation instead of lying dormant in the placers aud quartz which
abound there.   Yes, there is gold up
there.   No one can dispute that after
eeeing the ample proofs brought down
by Messrs. Mason aud Laforme in the
shape of a bagful of nuggets and
coarse grains.   At one claim every
shovelful of dirt panned out $45
worth, and at the Consolation mine
four men took out $250 worth in two
shifts.   There is a placer miner in
this towu who took out $4,000 worth
of gold from a placer mine in Big
Bend in one year not so very long
ngo.   Gold ?  Yes, there's lots of it
there, but its inaccessibility keeps it
there.   This drawback must be overcome.
Merchant Millers, Moosomin, Assa.
B R A N* I) S
Dealers in till kinds of
rriees given Sucked or in Bulk.    The finest quality of OATMEAL
uud CORNMEAL cuu be obtained iu nny sized sacks,
Quotations cheerfully furnished ou application.
Special Attention given to the Britiwh Columbia Trade.
Moosomin, N.W.T. and 25 Spark St. Ottawa, Ont.
Handsome!   Serviceable!   Cheap!
- Although the line of railway to go
through the Crow's Nest Pass has
been commenced at Fort McLeod, it
does uot appear that tbo C. V. It.
have yet decided on the poiut of
entry iuto the West Kootenny mining
country, which tho road must pass
through to reach the coast, either by
wny of Fire Valley nud the Okanagon
or via the Revelstoke nud Nakusp
branch.   If the new main lino couli 1
be takeu to tho hend of Kootenny
Lake, the making of a railway from
thut point through the Lardeau Pass
would be n comparatively easy task.
Such liue would join the Revelstoko
nnd Nukusp branch at the Northeast
Arm, aud would pass through what
is fnst becoming kuown as tbo richest
mineral district ou the continent, not
even excepting the Sloean.   By this
route  Kaslo, Ainsworth   and othor
towns on Kootenay Luke would huvo
nn outlet all tbo year round, as that
body of water is never rinsed by ieo.
As Kaslo is the port for tbo eastern
Sloean the C, V. R. would retain tbo
bulk of the mineral traffio from !ba'
district, as well as tbat from Nakusp
and New Denver, in tbe western part.
by tlie already surveyed branch from
Revelstoke.    But if  tho boundless
mineral wealth of the Lardeau is to
be utilised a railway should 1 -��� eon
structed through it, whether it be a
nitiin liue or a branch.
anything, but just knew enough to
get one of his cousins���thoy are all
cousins���to testify that he had always
been a "belly good honest boy." The
evidence, however, proved conclusively that this innocent fellow was
guilty,which he afterwards admitted.
On the strength of this superficial
examination ��� without endeavoring
to find the owner of the hat and ooat
left in the window by wbieh the
burglar entered, or to ascertain bow
many times the prisoner had been
guilty of the offence he confessed to
���John gets nine months iu Kamloops jail I
It has become an axiom in British
Oolumbia that if a white man commits a crime our British law is applied to the fullest extent; but let a
Chinaman be proved gnilty of a like
offence, and all the lioenoe permitted
by the same law is extended to him.
As a British subject, and one who is
not prejudiced against Chinamen, I
have always regarded this oft-quoted
rule as merely the outoome of the
general dislike against the cunning
Oriental, but the results of the two
instances mentioned will go a long
way towards making me alter that
opinion.���Yours truly,
Revelstoke, Oct. 24th, 1892.
Dress Goods, Millinery,
H. N. Coursier's
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Nearly seven years assayer at the
Morfa Works, Swansea, and ovor 17
years chief analyst to Wigan Coal k
Iron Co,, Wigan.
Assays and analysis of every description undertaken on the most
reasonable terms.
Positively no connection with any
miues or works; accurate and uu-
biassed results are therefore ensured.
Revelstoke Station Post Office.
Mr. C. P. Stoess, Nelson, is the
authorized agent for Lower Kootenay.
E. A. Watson.���We are afraid the
publication of your letter would
only tend to make a bad matter
worse. Probably our informant
had a little axe of his own to
grind, but thon, you know, your
camp has been very reticent in
letting the onlside world know
how it was progressing, so the
communication (however highly
colored it may be) was acoepted,
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near OP.R. Station)
English Worsteds, Scotch and
Irish Tweeds and Serges
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, G-lassware, Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes.
Bakery in connection with Store.
R. Tapping,
Carpenter, Builder
And General Contractor.
Charmingly situated on tho bank of
the river, on the principal street,
close to the post-office and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co.,
Revelstoke Station.
First-class Table, good Beds,
Boats, Sleighs &Tobo"--
The Editor cannot be responsible I : '
opinions expressed by correspondents.
Two Sentences���A Contrast.
Orders promptly filled.
Begs U, announce that In* is pre-
pared to make and repair all kind- of
mattresses, pillows, ko,, at reasonable
prices.    Upholstering done on the
premises.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a_Specia!tvi
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Railway Men's Requisites.
tint,��� Permit me to call attention
���to the disparity in the pnmuhmeut
awarded  io the tno  caned���nlmr.st
identical in the nniin points���which
recently came hefore dodge Wslki m
iu Revelstoke Courthouse    One of
tha prisoners, a white man, iH arrested on suspicion for enteritis; a
)>iiililing early in the afternoon aim
ft'ealing money from a uenk.   This
constitutes housebreaking, and is Dot
bo serious an offence as bnrglary,
The prisoner  afterwards confessed
Lis gnilt and was sentenced to two
years' imprisonment.   Tn the other
case the prisoner is a Chinaman, who
is charged with stealing goods from
la storo, Home of whieh were foil ml
locked in Ins valise and identified by
the private marks on tbem,    The
utily way these goods con Id have pot
in the prisoner's possession was hy i ]i0Wfinii gatm
)iis entering the Store late at night
;i'ter the poroiietor and Inn SVBistaiit
Jiad lcokeil up and gone homo.  This
vonhl  be burglary,    lint mark the
uiffi touch.  Tho Colestial is brought
before a newly-created J.P., with no
one having any knowledge of the Inw
present to cross examine and elicit
. j ho Lets. The Chinaman, with the
:' v��uu.l Oriental sagacity,"no sabbied"
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.10 daily.
Pacific       " "     16.52   "
Cheapest, most reliable and Pa'tfe
route to Montreal,Toronto, St.. Paul,
Chicago, New York and lioston.
Rates $5 to $10 lower than nny other
other route,
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in
charge of n Porter, for the accommodation of Passengers holding seoond
clasH tickets. Passengers booked to
and  from all European  points at
Low Freight Rates. Quick dm
patch, Merchants will save money
by having thoir freight routed via
the C.P.R.
Full nnd reliable information given
by applying to     I). K. BROWN,
AbhI. (ion'1 Freight Ag't, V'noonver.
or to l.'T. BREWSTER,
Ag't (J. P. R, Depot, Revelstoke,
Kootenav Lake
Large Stocks ou hand.
Preparations am being made for tho
Great Bnildiug J'.oom of 1892.
E. WALSH & Co.,
Clearing Charges paid on
Freight ht Sloean Lake.
Hav and Grain for sale
k ���. 0
General Commission
Paflgongors billed llirimgli from
For Coupon Tiokets apply to
C, &K.N11V. Co.
Furniture & Undertaking.
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets.
Shrouds, &c.
All orders by mail oi
express promptly
All descriptions of
gold and silver.
Notary Publio - - REVELSTOKE, B.C.
Mining, Timber
and  Real Estato Broker
Commission Agent.
and General
Conveyances, Agremnonts, IIMb of Halo, Mining Honda, etc., drawn up.
lh nth "nil Accounts collected ; .Mining Claims bought and sold ; Assoss-
mont Work on Mining Claims attended to; Patents applied for, etc., ote.,
Lots in Townsito of Iievelstoke for Sale and Wanted,   Agents for Mininj*-
Jlachinery, etc,


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