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Array VOL. IV.
No. 32.
Is hereby givou, that application
will bo made to lho Parliament of
Canada, at the next session thereof,
for an Act to incorporate a Company
to construct, equip, maintain and
operate n lino of railway in tho Province of British Oolumbia from a
point at or noar Nakusp, on Upper
Arrow Lake, Kootonay District, to
thu forks of Carpenter Creek, with
power to extend to Bear Lako nud lo
Cody Creek,
Solicitors for lhc Applicants.
Ottawa, December 28th, 1892,
AGENTS to sell our choice aud
hardy Nursery Stock. Wo have many
new special varieties, both in fruits
and ornamentals, to offer, which arc
controlled only by US, Wc pay commission or salary. Write us at once
for terms, and securo choice of territory.��� Mai Buotiiers, Nurserymen,
Roohester, X.Y.
Charmingly situated on the bank of
the river, on the principal street,
close to the post-oflice and
Government buildings,
aud nearest to tbe
First-class Table, good Beds,
Fresh Milk.
I am now prepared to supply
Families aud Hotels with Milk at
lowest prices.
First  Class   DAIRY  COWS
will do woll to address
Box 217, Revelstoke, B.C
0. & H. LEWIS,
Catered for.
Beautifully situated on tlio Lake
shore at the entrance to the best and
shortest road to the Slooan mines and
New Denver. The best fishing and
hunting iu the dislrict, with grand
boating and sketching facilities for
tourists and artists.
The Dau is supplied with the
Best brands of wines,liquors
and cigars.
Tho accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
Atlantic Express, arrives II).Ill daily,
Paoifio       " "     16.52   "'
Cheapest, most reliable and safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chicago, New York and Boston.
Rates $8 to ��10 lower than any other
othcr route,
Specially lilted Colonist Cars, in
charge of a Porter, for the aooommodation of Passengers holding second
class tickets. Passengers booked to
and from all European points al
Lowest Hates,
Low   Freight  Hates.   Quick  despatch,   Merchants will save money
bv having their freight routed via
beC.P, li.
Full and rolinblo information given
by applying to     1). 13, I'dJiiW X,
Asst, GuuT Kroighi Ag't, \ 'iioouver,
or to I,  I'. UREWSTEH,
Ag'l C I1. li, Depot, Revekoko,
i .-��� ..-��� .,
Illpitns Tnbtiles ouro had breath,
Ripans Tabules euro billuusilOSS.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist.
B E V E la S T O K i:,     B.C
Nearly seven years assayer at Morfa
Works, Swansea, and for over seventeen
years ohief analyst to Wigan Coal k Iron
Co,, Wigan.
Assays aud analyses of every description undertaken on the most reasonable
Special experience in coal, coke, iron,
ferro - manganese, steel, silver, oopper,
lead and nine.
Stockholm House
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords,
The bar is supplied with a choice stook
of wines, honors aud cigars,
The largest and most central Hotel iu
the city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; tire proof safe,
fi. P. R, HOTEL
F, McCarthy   - -   -    Pnop.
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodgino ��5  Pun Week.
meals, 25c,     Wilis 25c,
This hotel is situated convenient to tbo
station, is  comfortably furnished,  and
affords first class accommodation.
Soots & Shoes made to
Haunkss Leather Kept in* Stock.
Royal Mail Lines.
Proposed Sailings from Halifax.
SARDINIAN ..Allan Line... Dec. 10
NUMIDIAN " ... Dlo. 21
PARISIAN "        ... Jan. 7
LABRADOR.Dominion Line., Dec 3
VANCOUVER "        ... Dec. 17
SARNI.V  "        ... Dec, ill
From New York.
TEUTONIC... White Star ... Nov. 30
BRITANNIC "        ... Dec. 7
.MAJESTIC "        ... Dee. 14
Cabin 840, 815, SBO, 800, 870, SS0 upwards,
Intermediate, 825; steerage, 8"20i
Passengers ticketed through io all
points in Great Britain nnd Ireland, and
nt specially low rates lo all parts of the
European oontinont,
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent ; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Revelstoke j
or to Robert Kerr, General Passengor
Agent, Winnipeg.
Myrtle Navy
ou   D,
In Bronze Letters.
The ice crop on the river is expected
to be a good one, and cutting will soon
Mr. ami Mrs. H. D, Hume, of Salmon
Arm, wero amongst tlm visitors who
attended the Quadrille Club danco on
Thursday evening.
Tho Rev. C. Ladner will preach tomorrow in the Methodist Churoh,
morning at 10.30, evening at 7.30, All
are cordially invited.
Tlm next dance of lhe Columbia Quad-
rillcClub will take place in Peterson's
Hull on Thnrsday night at nine o'lock
sharp, Free 'bus leaves the stutiou at
Mr. T. Home has just reoeived from
Viotoria a splendidly mounted cariboo
head, with magnifloent antlers���ouo of
the largest specimens ever secured. It
is on view at Barber's jewelry store.
Mr. Abe llatton, of North Bend, B.C.,
and lately of the Victoria Hotel, Revelstoke, passed through on Monday morning eu route to Cheshire, England. Ho
will return in tho summer, and probably
not aloue.
Ou Wednesday Mr. Morgan David
became the purchaser of a one-fourth
interest in the " Queen Vic," a galena-
gold claim situated a few miles uorlh-
east of Trout Lake, in the Lardeau, and
located late in the summer by Mr. Thos,
Edwards. One half is owned by a gentleman residing iu Nelson.
The body of Samuel Rath well, who
was killed at tbe mill lust Friday, was
taken home to Navau, Ont,, on Monduy
iu charge of James Cnrran, a young man
from the 6iime place, und who had been
working at the mill. Deceased's brother
Charles oamo up from Victoria Sunday
morning and returned Tuesday night.
Revelstoke Quadrille Club will give a
masquerade ball iu Bourne's Hall on
Friday, 17th March (St. Patrick's Day).
It is intended to be on a grander scale
than anything jet attempted in Rovelstoke, and tbe committee will commence
operations at once, so as to have ample
time to complete all the arrangements
without beiug pushed at the last.
0M TRIA'm POri 90 DAYS.
The tines', COfflpletSst and blest line of Electrical npulianeeaiQ the world Thoy haw riovet
failed to cure. We are so positive of il lhat we
will hack our liolicf and send you any Elecirlcal
Appliance now iu tbe market and you car. iry it
tor Threo Mouths; Largest iistof tesiluioninla
ou earth. .Send for book and journal F'rce.
IV, T. Haw & Co., Windsor, Out.
Mr. Griffiths, chief engineer of the
mountain seetiou of the C.P.R., was last
Wednesday engaged in sounding the
Columbia River for the foundations of
the now railway bridge at Revelstoke.
Several locutions were tried, both above
and below tbe present bridge, and a
report of the sumo forwarded to headquarters. We understand the uew bridge
wil) be entirely of iron.
Navigation between the month of the
Kootenay River and Nortbport closed
last Monday, and Nelson is shut off from
communication with the outer world,
but tho sir. Nelson is still running on
Kootenay Luke between Nelson aud
Kaslo. Six hundred men are working
on lhc new line of railway between
Nortbport and tho boundary, to connect
with tho proposed Port Shepherd line.
Mr. F. C. Potts, the Vancouver representative of the Winnipeg " Western
World," was in town Tuesday aud Wednesday canvassing for his paper���which
is by far the best illustrated journal
published in the Dominion west of Toronto, aud the subscription price h only
81 a year. Mr. Potts was successful in
obtaining several new subscribers, and
left for Vancouver Wednesday evening.
A chess and whist club was inaugurated lust Wednesday night, aud a very
pleasant evening ensued. The olliccrs
elected were���President, W. M. Brown;
vice-president, F Eraser: seoretary, T.
Cadman; committee, T, L. Haig, II. N.
Conrsier, W. Cowan and P. Petersou.
Season tickets, 81, may bo obtained of
P. Peterson or the secretary. The club
meets every Wednesday evening in the
anteroom of Peterson's Hull,
Bishop Sillitoe, nf Now Westminster,
leaves for tlie east on February 4th on
au important mission. At the request
of the Dominion and Foreign MiBsion-
ur\ Society of the Church of England in
Canada he will give a series of lectures
in tin- huge oiiies of Ontario and Quebec
on the missionary work of the Church
in British Colnmbin. Ilis lordship will
lecture in Toronto, Hamilton, London,
Gnelpli, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec and
other places, Ibe wholo tour occupying
about seen weeks.
t Plant!
nml ri'iip a rich
hnrvr-Rt They are uiw.iyi*. reliablo.
nlwuya in ti""iiniii(,iiKvulv��tiu,in,Htt
nr I'tli:* lahc ale it.*, to every Planter. CIS
; i,mm ���/>'"., 'inn nfihnlatent farmlna Ell
jforiautlonlToiiitlio'iliilieHiuiilliui'llliiii. "7
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Nakusi' Items.
Messrs. Ernuk Bourne aud Edward
Adair arrived here on Sunday from
Hull's Landing on snowsbocs, tho
former coming from Nakusp, He
rowed up Arrow Lake in an open
bout to Hull's Lauding- a distance of
���10 miles-iu ninu hours, Stopping
thore for the night, lie left next day,
in oompany with Mr, Adair, ami
arrived at Revelstoke in ten hours���
19 bourn' actual travelling from Na��
ku8p.   This is a record.
Mr. Bourne reports things vory
quiet at Nakusp, but strong hopes
arc entertained that the opening of
navigation will bring renewed prosperity, which will be continuous und
increasing, as, with tho railway run*
uiug from Iievelstoke to the North
East Arm, communication will be
open all the year round, and Nakusp
will nover nguiu be isolated on account of ieo in the rivor. The Arrow
Lake is open water, even after tho
recent severe frost, and Mr. Bourno
hud nol the least obstruction from
ice for its whole length.
Moreover, Nukusp is tho natural
outlet for Western Sloean, and trallic
will certainly follow thu cheapest,
easiest and shortest routo. Just uow
Kaslo is reaping tbe benefit of the
Sloean trade. But this will not last
long. Kaslo was "boomed" by one
man. Mr. James Wurduer recently
Btaled that the Nakusp route wan the
best und only route for bringing out
Sloean ores, bul when ho found that
the Provinoial Government tried to
shnilli) out of the responsibility for
making the Nakusp wagon road Mr,
Wardner became so disgusted that
he transferred his allegiance to Kuslo
aud vowed he would kill Nukusp.
To do this the more effectually lie
went around amongst the tradesmen
and hotel keepers and offered to sot
them up in business if they would
move ovor to Kaslo. Hud Ihis offer
been generally accepted it would
have killed Nukusp deader tliau it is
to-day. But whose wus tho fault?
Surely not Jim Wardner's, He was
eager to get out ore, to show the
world what the Slocuu could do in
the way of high grade silver ore. It
was, so the Nukusp people say, tho
shillj shally policy displayed by the
Government at the instigation of tbe
uguredicud which (mis)represents it
at Nelson���Napoleon Fitzstubbs, llie
"Autocrat of West Kootenay "���that
killed Nakusp and drove the Irallic
of a rich miuing country into the
United Stutes���and not to Nelson, us
the "autocrat" intended.
Tho ore now beiug hauled so laboriously over the mountains to
Kuslo comes back to tho Columbia
River again at Robson after being
transhipped three times���from lhe
Sloean to Kaslo on sleighs, green
hides, or anything that can be riggod
up ; from Kaslo to Nelsou by steamboat, where it is transferred to tbe
cars and taken to the boats on the
Oolumbia. What an nmountof time,
labor and expeuso would be Buved
by taking the ore out to the Columbia via Nakusp in the Iirst instance.
Bnt since Nelson has net herself np
as tho "centre" of West Kootenay
everything must puss through that
aspiring village. But how long will
this stale of tilings last? Just until
Nakusp gets ull the year-round communication with Ihe const. After
that not even the Nelson wirepullers
will be ablo to divert trallic from its
natural route for the purpose of
building up a town in an out-of the-
wuy part of llio district. Common
sense will assert itself, and even Jim
Warduer will by and bye be found
dumping bis ore ou tho wharf at despised Nakusp,
11 uu no Bros, havo been hauling
in supplies to tbeir brunch store in
Now Denver, and report tbe new
road as being in capital condition.
A quantity of ore brought irom
Mr. Million's mines will be ready for
sliipm.'Ut ut Nakusp by thu limo lhe
boats start ruuitiug.
Newspapers are usually a month
old by llie time thoy reach Nakusp,
tun las! received before Mr. lioiiiue
left heing dated December lUih.
Mr, Adair came up for his mail,
nnd Iho two travellers left ou Wednesday with a considerable accumulation Ol letters and newspapers lor
tbo good people of Hall's Landing,
They were accompanied hy Messrs,
Maiiiisell and Barcbard, who are
going dowu to take up ranches on
the shore of Trout Like, near V.r.
Harrison's place. They also carried
ii lot of mail matter aconinnlnted nt
Revelstoke oust ollico for lbe inliulit-
iii"i- ol Thomson's Landing and the
Ripans Tabules; pleasant laxative,
'render for ;i Liceuse to cut
Timber on Domiuion Lnnds
in tbe I'roiiuce of British
fO to the undersigned and marked
on the envelo] 'render for a Timber
Berth, to be opened on the 30th
January, 1808," will be received at
Ibis Department until noon on Monday, the 80th instant, for licenses to
cul timber on Berths 111! and 118,
described as follows :���
Berth 112. Commencing on tlm
Wesl side of tho Columbia lliver nt
the outline of tho Forty Mile Belt
and fronting on the said river, three
miles North by one mile in depth, and
containing an urea of three squnro
miles, more or less,
Berth 113, Commencing on the
West side of the Columbia River at
the North boundary of Berth 112, and
fronting on the said rivor, three miles
North by one mile in depth, and containing un area Of three square miles,
more or less, in the said Proviucu of
British Columbia.
A separate tender must be made
for each of theso berths.
The regulations under which licenses will be issued may be obtained
al this Department, or at lhe office of
the Crown Timber Ageut at New
Each tender must be accompanied
by an accepted cheque ou a chartered
Bank, in favour of the Deputy of tho
Miuister of the Interior,for the amount
of the bonus which the uppiiciiut is
prepared to pay for a license.
No tender by telegraph will be entertained,
Department of the Interior,
Ottawa, 7th January, 1803.
The new townsite of Trout Lake
City, in the heart of the Lardeau
mining country, will be put ou the
market early next month.
Services will be held in the Presbyterian Church to-morrow evening
at 7.30, when tbe Rev. T. Patou will
preach ou a snbjeot which he is intensely anxious that all in Revelstoko
should hear. A cordial welcome to
one and all, Sabbath School at 2.30.
Prayer meeting at Mr. Patou's house
ou Wednesday ut 7.30 p.m.
Mr. J. W. Huskies, iu Vancouvor
lust Tuesday, concluded the sule of
bis interest iu several mining claims
in the Lardeau district, all within
ten miles ol Trout Luke, which will
bc the chief centre whim the mines
are opened up. There claims are the
Abbott, King William, Union, Alice,
Stella, Victoria, Isabella, Syduey,
Melbourne and Orphan Boy.
A public meeting was held in tbo
Columbia House sample room on
Monday nie lit to disoucs mailers ia
connection with tbe lire brigade,
Chief W. M. Brown in tho ohair.
Rules were drawn up ami approve!
by the meeling, which did not conclude lill eleven o'clock. It was
decided that the practice of tha
brigade should take place ou Friday
Thc Revelstoke Quadrille Club's
fortnightly dunce, which took placo
in Bourne's Hull on Thursday evening, was a most brilliant affair, lbe
number attending being hugely in
excess of nny preceding event in thu
history of the club. Dancing wus
kept up with great spirit lill about
1 a.m. The large hull easily accommodated the five or six sets in the
Prom a private letter to a citi/.cn
of this lown we gather the inforniu-
ti<.ii that only 10 lives were Iobi in
the recent colliery expb sion at
Wigan. England, uud not 200, as nt
first repotted. The accident was
caused by a lire it: tbe engins'bou o
down the pit. wuiob occurred in
oonsequeiioo oi gross neglect ol rules
and instruction:, by thu engine nmn
temporarily iu charge,
The Saturtluy Blade
Is the greatest newspaper wonder of
the ng.. It in four yeurs old und hits
a circulation ol over u qnarter million copies u week. The latest sensations and the most murvellovs
events are written np in the best
style uml fnlh illustrated. Subscriptions received iit ��2 | er year, .--l
for nx months or 60 cents for Ihteo
months. Special inducements lo
dull-.. Semi lor free Bpecimon
c ipies, Buys evi ry where are making
big money selling the l'l.AlU' on the
streets. Write for particulars, Address the publisher, W, D. Boyoo,
118, 115 aud 117 Fifth Avenue,
Ripans Tubuli -: ono gives relief,
Ilipaus Tabid s: for livor troubles
liipans Tabuies: lor had tempor.
Ripans Tabulos cure con*jtipnli0Ua ..urriuuj   . rii.nr    n   a.uni.ui   . u-.ri   aiming
Kupncloui Tobacco I'lnuten.
"1 can assure you that the former slaves of
tho South were in Paradise whoa compared
wiih ihe Bornoo slave of toaday."
Thespcaker was Mr. Challinos, ol tho
Ceylon Tea Company who has just landed,
after having lived twenty years in Indian
Archipelago, u huge part of which period
was spent on the Island ot Borneo.
" Words are not adequate to express the
horror of tho traffic in human souls that
goes on in that Archipelago Region. The
only moans of realizing the lull loree of the
pernicious system it too tee it 111 operation.
I now refer to the system of supplying
Chinese labor to lhe tobacco States of Borneo by the slave traders of Hong Kong and
Singapore, where we liiul these brulos���
' labor agents' they style themselves���in all
of t lu ir dotestablo power.
" To ihe ' labor agent,' if yoa please, lhe
Borneo tobacco plainer goes saying that he
is in need of .'III' I coolies. There is no unlive
labor in Borneo, yon know, hence the draft
is made upon tlio slavedealer, who promise)
the planter that Ihe men shall be forthcoming, and that they will cost him ��100 per
man this iu nioxican money, which, by lho
way, is in almost universal use down theie,
uonniN'u TIIK LUX
" Out of this $100 the slave dealer agl'008
lo pay lo each coolie about$,'10 which sum
the lohaeeoph ntcr, if he is a 'jusl and wise
man,' ia expeoted in turn to deduct from
each coolie's wages, and, of course, put Inlo
his own pocket. Thus, you see, the poor
slave is paying the Iirst installment oil his
own hire. The slave dealer, or ' labor
iigcnl,' begins operations by sending his
agonts up into the highways and byways of
China, to scour the count ry and spread sensational tales of newly discovered gold Holds
iu a beautiful Kldorudo. ' Littlo work and
big pay,'says the agont, and hy this and
other false enchantment lie induces Iho requisite 11111111101' ef ipnoraut half-starved
Chinamen, to join tbo expedition.
" All men " was asked.
"Vos. Women are never found on a
Borneo tobaoco estate. The agents having
got their men together compel them to
sign nn agreement that each slave will pay
the planter ��30 and work en the plantation
a twelfth-month���365 days, for hear in
mind there arc no Sundays, holidays, or
days of rest of a tobacco plantation. It is
hardly necessary to say that not one of
these poor wretches knows tho purport of a
document to which he has put his mark-
for tlio can't read or write. The agents
next proceed to have each coolie photographed. Then each one is branded across
his breast or on tho small of his back with
the initials of the owner of the estate under
whom he is bought into bondage, This
marking process is dona with caustic and
leaves an ugly, deep-burned, indelible scar
about live inches in length. The brand
serves to identify the coolie should ho attempt to run away, au act which he is certain to attempt when ho finds oul the sort
of li.e to which he is doomed."
"And there is no Governmental interference, in these eases';"
''(Inly one ease bus ever hen brought lo
my knowledge. It happened on my last
voyage from Singapore. There wore 180 of
the unfortunate, doomed devils on hoard
of our boat. They had all heen biought
down from the country and laken passage
totally unawaro of their destination until
they were two days ont, when oneof the
slaves gleaned the fact daring a conversation
with a Chinaman, who was one of our
crew. Then, for the Iirst time, the appalling truth dawned upon them. Thoy
iearncd that lliey were in tlie wake ot hosts
of their fellow-countrymen who nail fallen
victims lo the slave traders and sold their
liberty lor a mess of potago."
"Thereupon these fellows took iiullei"i
into their  own   hands at a lively  pace.
.Mutiny followed, and as a result the skipper was obliged tupu; back to Singapore.
Here Governor Douglas was appealed   i
ami after hearing lhe complaint made by
tlie coolies he compelled the captain ol the
vessel to release them.   But, bless you. ihis
one case brought t" official aoti e is  ol
iieoal ol the hundreds that go unh ud ire!'.
As a usual thine '.'here is no opporl  nity
p ��� it to port at ihe instigal on of mutii   ��� ���
because they are cowed and  thr   i
irons before they have tone to or; u
thus they are carried ou ag .     :
" And finally"���
They arrive a: Sand i
I . 'i led  iii;,' so m .V      i
the estate lo whi h    u
IV  it
" \ nie"-  handful ii  N i
i I       y      i        fspeafe
prise the M phoai
Boi        tin  Bs   is
wild I    ca of Sui ind
i ni Celebes and
1' is i, iry
personage ot th
th,'   I    iay give
��� ��� ,. po ir slaves I
Bornei , : ,
deiisn        ind old trees, v
��� a., ersof piles
pro habiutioi
a1! of the .Mala
l: e     re, win:. ��� on .
len     - : I, ������ ������   ���
u to what ha   heconu   I    c peoph .
" i  ������  alj ii iwi.
���ii      vho tell '.
tin ������ pasl   o     n .    ill;   nadi
oci   mother thai  thc end came in
trunnion.   To bo sure, there are
be found along A.e banks ol those   en
rivers���for poetical Ij hcatiti fill they are today. B ' evei '     esetl - onl i ire ituated
vidi apart.   And thas it is thai tho old
custom of head I anting I 11 vei' ne irl,
died o,' be a   e tin  fi w people and the
prohibitory law combine to ���'��� feal   my al
lempts al heail limiting, although i     ,
bo admitted thai one village is only too glad
to roh it   i,i ,. ��� i    ,   o,,:,,  ; ea 11  is
pos  Iiii a  Ii iph , - of bravery and lining "
"Wereyou ovor hunted for youi head?
I a acl, half in jest, not counting upon as
������ non   in an wor,
������ Ves, once   only oi e,   lho I'lnglishtnan
��� ���������. v i promptly, " and to my dying day
1 shall never forgcl It, A hand ol Dyaks
chased moftioiinu the foot ol a mountain,
Away I flow, lie savage Dyaks after me,
until ) reached u fallen Irco, whore I (lis-
aro llie very lellows who ut, length become
the galling yoko around lhe necks of the
slaves. What u Malay will not do for
money is nol to bo classified iu thocategoiy
of crime. They are a standing and over-
ready aid to lhe tohaeeo plan tors, who offer
a reward of $5 per head for every runaway
Chinese slave they capture and return to
them alive. Thus menaced upon every
aide, freedom is an absolute Impossibility.
The slave escapes one night. That is comparatively an easy matter, for days he
may hide himseli in the interior. There he
stops, in a vast, trackless forest, without
food and with no possible moans lo obtain
it. .Many a day he avoids the river's edge,
for this is the highway to and from the
estates. Then when hunger seizes him in
its mad grip, he grows holder���lamer might
he a more lilting word���until finally his
craving appelile drives him to tiie river,
with the quivering hope that bo may meet
some compassionate soul who will at least
give him a hit of food. And about the first
poison that he does meet along the river
hank is a Malay-some of these human
devils who are always prowling about fur
Till ntl'.U.'lll'I'.OUS MALAY.
"Tiie Malay greets him with a winsome
smile. Thai is a pun of his stock in trade,
This smile ensnares the coolie and ho bogs l ho
Malay (ogive him food and aid him to escape to the coast. Rich promises arc inuile
by tho Malay, who Induces the coolie locator his gohong (native hoat),when ho pounces upon the weak, hungry, and unsuspecting slave, binds him hand and foot, and,
after stripping him of cicry vestige of
clothing, lands him, stark naked, upon the
estate of ihe coolie's former master and ro-
ceives his .*-,"> reward. Frequently eight or
Un coolies escape together, and finally
wind up face to face Willi Ihe alluring Malays and this means bloodshed, for an axe
light is sine to precede submission,"
"And there is no avenue of escape when
the coolie is once pursued'!"
"No, It occasionally happens that a
coolie, when hard pressed, will take to tho
water and attempt to swim to tho opposite
bank of the river. But what then? He
becomes a victim of a still more appalling
torture. I have seen an ugly crocodile
worry a coolie as a terrier I og does a rat,
and, with cries of frightful agony, and the
water whipped into foam, ami, stained with
blood, the poor coolie at last gave up the
battle and paid the penally with a horrible
"Then the slave never voluntarily returns
to the estate''''
" Very seldom; for any fate would he preferable to their leception at the hands of
the planters. But I have known eases where
tlie wretches came back, driven in by the
pangs of hunger, of course. 1 saw one poor
fellow, the very life blood wrung from his
heart at every step, a, ho dragged his weary
body hack, and wan, famished, feel. But
death is the sweetest re'ief from such bondage after all. Ves, it's a pitiful state of
affairs down there in Borneo. The frightful
dragon of slavery draws his loathsome
length ovor the land, leaving lhe slime of
bondage to fester beneath thc sun of nineteenth century civilization. And we so-called Christians gaze upon it with fettered
tongues, until ii becomes us to ery out 'Look
at us I We are tlie advocates, Ihe models of
modern reform and liberty.'
" We will admit that the Southern slave
lay shackled, hand and foot and body, across
a line of racorous bubbling contention, But
if he had an enemy, he also had a friend. In
the ease of tiie coolie slave the affairls all
one-sided. No person defends his case. If
iie does tight for himself his side falls defeated and he dies. Hundreds of thousands of
meu laid down iheir lives to quench the hot
fires fsecossion. Not a man ever died for
'.he abolition of coolie slavery, ft is all a
self-fought battle with them, Their life
story is short, sad, appalling, Capture uu-
derthe leception of labor agents, subjection,
the caustic brand ; thc hellish slave driver
ic 'he tobaci ��� estate -and, pereiiar.ee, es-
'ape. If so, recapture and punishment too
narrowing to mention. Perhaps they plunge
- : ".-;.    Ami if thev   : i ,i in ���:    .. I
rible leath iw lits thi ���;,. a   ' bej scream in
>i lespa ��� . .    ti  : listen
'   the si ae:; . : :rackii g 11 theii own .���������..��� i
inching lei
li I- Vo Longer a tinder ol dinner
' --. ���   ���   ' sn brought
ped it ions,
���   ���      e
ear traversi        i ol
li       , nl
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1   hy  'i.e
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ilmost akii .
tn been bald togi
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or  pans  ol
,m thc p
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is ncen I
iway,    ��� .    fo    thi   lose of thi
��� ������ ij
pan) rema ���    .    ,     ���
bul -i few lays  ��� ��� .
e,   Thc n
w ii 'i lo tho ,\ in'-, i.i ii ci", and fin il
io the open ma,   li was the purposi
Relief Expedition In  rca
bo ind ' .' of llm Me],v e Ba ��� pa k o i or
about the 20thof thomonth, mdt.l      vatel
��� lie i o     lenta ol lhe ice until the oppot
liinltyforactionarrived   At.carle
mighl possibly li ive bosn marie tin  ������ pei
si-i'ciii "hutting"of the Ice, bul then mgcri
incident to this form rd nai igation ������ ere
in hn to rondor slowness a prudent in taa
nro ol safi ly, | Dr, Am;- lo Hollprin, in
mv Lord shall bo bound In tho bundle of lifo
with tlie Lord thy God."
I.Samuel XXV.'.'II.
Herald ii forth to Hlspi'alsol
Jcsub, mv Lord can it lie
1 shall bo bound
Attheenil of I lie days
In a handle of life with Thooi
Life will bo Thine
Pli 1*0 life will lie mine
Ami love, a-,i girdle, will our life enlwinc.
I. oul t the IntlnlLograce
Lifting me up to Thy sido!
Urnutiu'* my soul
In Thy presence a place,
Not aglfl nora favor donloil .*
Life Ml.n Thine own.
As pure as Thy Throne
And us diastolic Kiernily over halh known.
Bound Inn bundle with God!
What a translation and gain:
Now 1 urn under
His Grace and Ills rod,
In woaknossunil peril and pain, -
Ilold-sohe siiilh-
ln bondage lo death
And life a lent mystery, baked In abronth
Thon (Thrill with raplurnmy heart ;i
I- once ii sinner   shall ho
Like Th ml know Thoo
Ami lie where Thon art
And have life ia il' fulness with Thoo ;
Death shall have ran
Ilis race uml 1)0 ilone-
riij dying suoh living for mortals halh won
Hound mu bundloofUfa;
���"-oul of mine, iliui -ailh his word I
When I hou art done
Willi mortality's strife,
Thou shall than bo bound up wiih the Lord;
.loyfulli prove
In hondago above
The llmltloss freedom of Inllnilo love.
-[Llewellyn A, Morrison,
"The Elms," Toronto.
0 d Joe-
Whon tlio "melancholy days."
With I heir -of and inciter haze,
Settle nigh,
An'the ripe leave-, red an'lirown,
Flutter sof'lv, gentle down,
DeaiI and dry;
Or, as else, tho nlppln' breeze
floesrampiintin'througli the troes
In u gust,
Vorks 'em from the ol' homo twig,
Whirls'om in n giddyjig
Willi Hie dust;
Thon 1 tliink otrecr'nllon-
A spot on the plantation.
Warm and bright,
An' I lill my ol'clay pipe
With t'baocer yeller-ripc.
Strike a light.
As I set thnrpaffn. tlilnkln',
Of my eyes,
A sof nud wis'ful feelin,'
Upon my heart comes stcalln,'
Ton see. I'm growln' feeble.
An'soon mustleavo the people
Here around;
Aii'wlien Ihe leave-, fros'-bitton,
Hy garn'rln1 winds nro smitten,
To the ground,
Then it somehow 'pears to me
I'm a po'r leaf on Life's tree.
Soro an' light,
Which ablastin', blightln' brcalh
From I he cracked ol' lips of Death
Soon will smile.
An' when the lea vos are fallin'
1 alums' hear em cabin'
.From the shore
Where iny wifo an' little Joe,
In an autumn long ago.
Went before.
Now f)l' Joe's sun's dorlinin'--
Whcrosunboainsonco was shinin'
Shadows lie;
Hut,thank tiud, comes thodawnin'
A iit-wltli-glorj niornin' -
The Sad Story of Elder Jones-
There never was a better man
Than Elder Simon Jones,
lie rooked with goodness even m
The marrow iu his bone;!;
And he'd havo been beatified
Long years ago, 1 know,
But for his fatal tendency
To say:  " I told you so."
No nun ter what might come to pass,
No shadow of surprise
*A as over soon by any one
In Lldcr..limes'eyes.
He'd dimply listen tothetalo
Of gladness or of woe,
And when it all was fin shed he'd
Remark:  "I lohl you so."
A more exasperating 11 m,
The neighbors all a   eed.
Thoy never know, nowovorgood
He was in word and deed;
For when I he ino.it unlooked-for i hings
Had sol I hem in a glow.
Thc stolid June-: would only nod
And say:   " 1 told you so."
Wi-lj. finally, the older died,
As even good men must.
HI- mortal frame was laid away
To mingle with the dust,
He: whon his soul to judgment camo,
Ii  eourso was turned below,
And all lhe angels -hook their heads
And -aid:   " I told yon so,"
flow to Yote!
he lie ,i rote,
'.',,'i' for "Pro ri    '
',',,! for pari     io ieo, i ��� pti nure,
ii ;.r     fume nr treasure,
���I- evi ry honosl measure, -
���   Pro
Foli n -,"��� I., [hi   n'py .
r   '.'��� >
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 llOOl    ..villi,
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Pro "���
1 forsooth I
,    ,     . .,, m,
1,1       .  ii ,i, ,   i.,ni and 'I r i'n
for "l1 igra   I
o ��� for gold
, ���   :        ,        ���    (orabrih
.,        in 'vi",   I, a', I   Iriho.
��� tree  in we i ie
j. i k1.1- .-���
God -a i homo,
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:,,        ,,'     Lot well oil , i [ll nun ���''
(1 ll ll    ' Ml,'nil, | ���'	
U If ll eullyoiu own,
iti ',    I'rogrc   '
I ,.iii liorii
Aiiiilyiis nr Hip World's Record ��r siii..-
wreck* for Last Vein',
Wc hear much of the many finely-modelled ships that are built, from lime to time,
bui littlo of Hie many vessels that are lost.
Occasionally public inlercst is excited by
heroism displayed in saving a shipwrecked
crew ; bill in many cases thc loss of a good
ship is only indicated by a hue or two in the
list of casualties In the daily papers.
Who, far instance, would think thai
last year sixty-eight vessels, the largest
proportion ships, sated from some port or
oilier, and, according to Lloyd's annual return, never again were heard of, and these,
loo, wore fairly good-sized crafts';
What of lhe crows? lhc story can never
be completed, the suffering muy be but
guessed at.
And Britain and hor colonlos havo more
than their share, hut while wc mako up a
half of tin) total losses, we contribute, 28,-
500 rut of ihe 411,100 tons which have thus
passed out of record.
The tola! of wrecks, loo. seems largo���
IllSli vessels of 11111,(110 tons, but it must, be
I omomberod that thoro are probably always
alloat on the high seas over twenty million
Ions of shipping, which fact, although il
increases the surprise thai so many vessels
should lie lost without any nows, indicates
generally a fairly low ratio of loss���,') to ���!
per cent, of tonnage.
11 may bo aoeeptod as a testimony in favor of steel that oftho total tonnage lost
only I*.' percent, was constrnotodof Ihis
metal, while 41 per oent. was of iron, and
47 per cent, was of wood and composited
vessels. But it should also lie noted Unit
the wooden vessels generally arc older, so
that ago as well as material may have contributed lo the result.
Again, ships bulk moro largely than
steamers, the latter making 111 per cent.,
and ships 57 per cent, of the total; but ago
again must be considered, for a large number (li'-l vessels of 47,010 tons) were condemned und broken up against only 18,0115
tons of steamers.
A ship is more readily abandoned al sea
than a steamer, because when the masts
"go by tlie board" in a storm the ship is
often helpless. Wo have therefore 50,570
tons of ship thus abandoned against only
f)000 of steamers, which latter in itself is a
largo number ; they were all of largo size
too, averaging 13 0 tons.
It is interesting to note further that
steamers collide more frequently than ships,
or tho results are moro disastrous. Thus
we find that while 45,070 tons of steamers
were lo3t by collision, only 12,849 tons of
ship losses arc accounted for.
The number of vessels does not show the
same disparity, Ut of the former against 47
of the latter, which would indicale that
small ships more readily collide, and ono
may bo pardoned the assumption that those
arc mostly iu home channels rather than on
the high seas,
Of course (he hidden rock, thc fog-bedim-
med, rugged headland, and tlio overpowering tempest aro as disastrous to tlie steam-
| er as to the ship, and wo find that in each
case aboul a half of the losses are attributed
to Ihese more or less una voidable causes.
As to the nationality, we find that the
" death rate " of tonnage of Britain's fleet,
is 2.07 per cent., and of the colonies 3,13
per cent.
Britain has a heavier loss in ships than
steamers--her total losses for the year being
.'115 vessels, of 282,712 tons,���{Engineering,
Fooled too Often'
Ro ry lato al   nigh! I   Hollo,
Brown   iren't   o   lali
I'i iwn ' "��� (Vi boon ��orking over my
books ii 'i,- ini I ii, i'i nd in mod
my wife.
" Don'l VIi, lirown liko',, have you
cm:��� i' thi oil Into !"
1 Mho docsn'l min I th it, lm' iho won t
holieve I ve been there."
Th" hoarl " ,.' la soonest awake to lhe
lowoi     I'l '���' 11 or lirsi to he touolu il by
UlC I hole...
Shark aud Sea Serpen t.
Mr. John T. Harrington contributes to
tho Field an article dealing with the various
species of sharks which have from tune lo
time been found in Uritish waters.    The
largest species of British sharks is (he says)
so distinct that there need bono difficulty in
' identifying it by the gill arrangements, for
(attached to them arc elastic rakers, which
act like the  whale-bone strainers  of the
1 baleen whale.   Their object seems to he to
: sift the water before passing through the
I gills, and retaining small nrustaoa*, 4o,, on
: which the animal foods. Unlike, most, of the
'sharks, Selachc maxima is timid and inoffensive, feeding upon sea-weeds and ininule
'marine organisms, ft is known by tho Eng-
��� lish name of basking-shark, because of its
habit of remaining pcrfocly still, probably
asleep, on the surface of the waler.   The
Irish name is sun-fish���doubtless for the
same reason.   This shark sometimes roaches
a length so groat as 40ft., but from 'J,*ift. to
.'!0 ft. seems to he tbo more frequent size of
adults which are found in our seas.  Being a
very bulky lish for its length, individuals of
largo size run lo groat weights, such as half
a ton.   Another character is lho beak-like
projecting  snout, which frowns over  tho
oyeslike exaggerated eyebrows. The mouth,
also, is far forward, and not, deep under the
head, as in sharks generally.   The colour of
I these animals is blackish brown, lighter on
! the  undersides.   The snoul  is dark red-
dish,   dirty   whitish   underneath.     Tlio
basking-sharks     arc    not     always     inactive  in   their   habits,   as  thoy  some-
limes   leap  out  of thc   water,   exposing
most of iheir huge body, us though al play.
Another curious habit is swimming on the
I top of the smooth soa, wiih an undulating
' motion, the snout and eyes being well clear
nl tho water.   It is supposed that, this habit
i.i the origin of the so called sea-serpent, lor
in thai condition lhe siu.ul ami eyes would
give ilie required conditions (with a littlo
added) to fulfil (he many descriptions of that
mythical boast, The capture of these sharks
n highly  interesting and  exciting  work.
Thoy are easily approached while  basking
01 -looping, and will not readily awake, even
after the harpoon is thrust deeply into lho
body near tho gills. I.hiee sensible, howoier,
in lhe fact, thoy piling*! with Ireineuidoiis
lm,-e deep down Into flic Bea and roll on the
bottom  trying to disentangle  the deadly
weapon, nnd then I'aoe awny lit high speed,
livery care inusi he exerted by those in the
l���,ils or the chances are a catastrophe.   A
, free running-line of a couple  of  hundred
. tut limns is the Iirst thought, for those lish
make a aallantlight for lifo. They are killed
i for the sake of the oil extracted from Iho
liver, whidi  is said to  Im of  very  good
' quality. A 20-foo! female produces as much
I n�� Lill gallons of such oil, The range of this
I spocios ineludos lho Mediterranean, and is
nol i ue around the Orkneys.
feminine Contrannesi.
Old Rooster���" What have you slopped
laving for?"
old Hen���" It's too cold."
Old Rooater���"Huh I .lust like you fo-
male?. Quick as It BOts cool enough for mo
"".row without getting into a perspiration,
j-, i rjnit lay'"g-'
Uo Saved a tit,, nml Received UN Own
Twice, in lion Thereof.
About the mi,Idle of this century thero
was a terrible uprising among the Yucatan
Indians. For a time thoy were able to
wreck vengeance on their white conquerors
and their ferocity and cruelty wero horrible.
Kven so dark a page of history as this,
however, ia not without its story of kindness and mercy between enemies. Tlio town
of Peto was so situated in the Indian territory that it was taken by the Indians and
recaptured by the whites many times.
Once, when it was in the hands of Its rightful owners, a number of Indian prisoners
were held.
Less cruel than the savages, the whites
killed only in battle; they allowed thoir
prisoners to live. But provisions Lecanie
more and more scarce iu I'elo, ami ',ho Indians were left to die of hunger. One day
Doii Marcos Duarte, a wealthy inhabitant
of lhc town, was passing the house where
the Indians wore, and stopped, shocked al
the sight of a miserable, emaciated creature.
"What arc you doing?" he asked,
" 1 am eating my shoes, as you see," was
the reply. "I am .starving lo death.'1 For
twelve days we. have had almost no food,
Most of my companions are dead, and the
days of the rost arc numbered."
Don MarOOS looked at the miserable survivors, and said, " Vou and they shall
live," and he sent thom food everyday, and
finally procured their freedom. Whatever
were the rights of the question not ween
Indians and whites in Iiis oase, human pity
spoke first in his heart.
801110 time later Peto was captured by tha
Indians, and the inhabitants woro massacred. Don Marcos, with his wife and
children, awaited death on their knees in
prayer. Tbey heard a parly of savages
approaching thc house, and felt that the;
end had com e.
The head of tho band, however, stationed
sentinels around the house, and gavo this
order: "Not a hair of the head of this
man or his family is to bc touched on pain
of death."
Tho family of Duarte was tho only one
that was spared. The Indian who had inspired the pity of Don Marcos was paying
his debt.
Twenty years afterward, iu a successful
uprising, the Indians sacked a number of
villages and country houses. Thoy retreated loaded with spoil aul dragging with
them many household servants, of whom
they intended to make slaves. The chief of
the expedition asked one of thom what was
the namo of his master.
"Don Marcos Duarte," he replied.
Tho chief immediately called a ball.
" How many men belong to Don Marcos 'I"
he asked.
"Twenty-four," replied the man to
whom ho had spoken.
" Name them," said the chief.
Having collected the t.veuty-foiir men,
he returned to them tho spoil which had
oome from the Duarte house, and said, "Go
home, friends; you are free." It was the
Indian once more paying his debt.
In Venire People f'llile-l Oysters, nml  im
Lnglauil They Ale I'm- Hours,
It was the vogue at one lime in Venice to
gild the roles of bread and tlie oysters on
the supper table. The candles were also
coaled with gold. We read of dinners of
stale which lasted four hours. Something
of thoir nature may he discerned in the
brilliant pictures of Veronese, which, seen
in Venice, give us so vivid an idea of Venetian life three or four cent uries ago. There
were, of course, also banquets of quite exceptional lavishness in honor of the distinguished guests who wore constantly
drawn Into the vortex of Venetian gayety.
In 1552 the Patriarch of Aquiloia feted
RaniieeioFarneso, iho Pope's nephew, in
his palace on tho (liuilecca. The rooms
wore decked with extraordinary sumptuous-
ness; cloth of gold, paintings, and illuminations adding to the effect produced by the
Patriarch's cooks. Among the guests
were twelve gentlemen in fancy marine costume of green satin with red lining, wearing caps of thc same colors, and each accompanied by a lady dressed in while.
This repast also lasted four hours, varied
by music and the professional entertainers
of lhe day. llondcd with the cutting up
of certain largo pics, from which live
birds Hew out. into the room. The guests
strove with each other to catch those birds.
But, perhaps,the most expensive banquet
ever given in Vonioewasthat to Henry III,
of Franco, He was leaflet! in the great
hall of the Doge's Palace, und there wero
silver plates for .'1,000 guests. Al another
time the sumo monarch was ontertaiued ut a
sucar banquet; the napkins, plates, knives,
forks, and even the bread (so called) wore
all of sugar. 1 he Venetians woro mightily
pleased when Henry took his napkin in his
hands, and. to Ins surprise, found it broke
lo pieces. At this least 1'Ji'iO different
dishes were served, and .'(UO sugar offlglos
were distributed among the ladies.
Whatever might have been said against
I bo Venetians, t hoy wore a hospitable people
���this, to, In small as well us in great
matters. When, for example, in 1470, an
ambassador from the Khan of Tartary visit-
oil the oity, and it was known thai the
Khan and his sidle carried but one shirt
apiece iu their bag.', the Senate formally
voted 20 ducats that thoy might be provided with additional shirts, which were accordingly made " a la tartarosolia,"and presented. We can imagine how the good
councillors and citizens would enjoy this
kindly 'ittle jest,
Gladstone Starts for Trance,
A London despatch says :���Mr. (Had-
stone, who intends to spend a short vacation
in thc south of France, embarked upon a
Channel steamer at Folkestone to-day. The
sun was Hhining brightly and the weather
was balmy. Mr, Gladstone went aboard tho
steamer some time before the hour sol, for
her sailing. He at once procceiivd to the
upper deck, where ho sat for an buir, A
largo crowd of his friends and admirers were
on tho steamer to bid him adieu. When
they went ashore they rem lined on the
wharf, and as the steamer hauled (tit tbey
gave Mr, Gladstone an ovation. Hoac-
kuowlcilced iheir cheers by bowing ami
waving his hand,
Education is the only interest wo, thy Ae
' deep, controlling anxiely of ths thoughtful
J man.���{Wendell Phillips. AN UNllUillLAbL
their play,
myself, an
"It lay where he had dropped il when he
was first attaoked. Tiie box was llie same
which now lies open upon your table. A
key was hung by a silken cord to that carved handle upon the top. We opened il,
and the light of the lantern gleamed upon a
collection of gems such as f have read of
and thought about when I was a little lad
at Pcrshore. It was blinding to look upon
thom, When we feasted our eyes we took
them all out and made a list of thom, Thorn j t hoy used to make,
were one hundred and forty-three diamonds: " Well, there wa
of the first water, including one whidi has
been called, I believe, 'the Great Mogul'
and is said to be lhe second largest stone
in existence. Then there were ninety-
seven vory lino emeralds, and one hundred
and seventy rubies, some of which, however, were small. There wore fori;/ carbuncles, two hundred and ton sapphires,
sixty-one ag'itos, and a great quantity of
beryls, onyxes, cats'-eyos, turquoises, and
other stones, the very names of which I did
not know at the- time, though I havo become
more familiar with thcni since, besides tbis.
'there wore nearly three hundred very line
pearls, twelve of which were set in a gold
coronet. Iiy the by, those last bad beeu
taken out of the chest and wore not there
when I recovered it.
" After wo had counted our treasures wc
put thom back into the chest and carried
I hem to the gate-way to show tbem to Mahomet Singh. Then we solemnly renewed
our oath to stand by each other and be true
to our secret. We agreed lo conceal our loot
in a safe place until the country should be
at pcaceagain, and then to divide it equally
among ourselves. There was no use dividing
it at present, for if gems of such value were
found upmi us it would cause suspicion, and
there was no privacy in the fort nor any
place whero we could keep them. We carried the box, therefore, into the same hall
where wo had buried the body, and there
under certain bricks in tho best-preserved
wall, wc mado a hollow and put our treasure. Wc made careful uotc of the place, and
next day I drew four plans, one for each ot
us, ami put the sign of the four of us at tbe
bottom, for we bad sworn that wc should
each always acl for all, so that none might
take advantage. That is an oath that I can
put my hand to my heart and swear that
1 havo never broken.
"Well, theres no use my telling you
gcntlomaii what came of the Indian mutiny.
After Wilson took Delhi and Sir Colin relieved Lucknow the back of the business
was broken, Fresh troops came pouring in,
and Nana Sahib made himself scarce, over
the frontier, A Hying column under Colonel
Greathed came round to Agra and cleared
the Pandies away from it. Peace seemed to 1
be settling upon the country, and we four
were beginning to hope that tlie time was
at hand when we might safely go off with
our shares of the plunder. In a moment,
however, our hopes were shattered by our
being arrested as the murderers of Achniet.
"It came about this way. When the
rajah put his jewels into the bauds of Ach-
met he did it because he knew that he was
us. Often, ifl fell lonesome, 1 used to turn
out the lamp in the surgery, and then, standing there, 1 could hear their talk aud watch J he got hot.
I am loud of a ban '
it was almost as good as having
one to watch the others, There was Major
Sholto, Captain Morstan, and Lieutenant
Bromley Drown, who were in command of
the native troops, and there was the surgeon himself, and two or three prison-officials, crafty old hands who played a nice
sly safe game.   A very snug litlle patty
our commissions handsomely."
"' Well, Small,' said the major, ' we
must. I suppose, try and meet you. We
must first, of course, test the truth of your
J story. Tell me where the box i.i hid, and I
, shall get leave of absence and go back to
I India in the monthly relief-boat to inquire
' inlo tlie affair.'
" ' Not ro fast,' said 1, growing colder as
must have the consent of my
at cards j three comrades. I tell you that it is four or
none with us.'
'���' Nonsense I' ho broke in. ' What have
three black tellows to do with our agreement ?'
" ' lilack or blue,' said I, 'they are in
with me, and we all go together.'
" (Yell, the matter ended by a second
meeting, at which Mahomet Singh, Abdul-
j lah Khan, and Dost Akhar wore all present,
one thing which very i We talked the matter ovor again, and at
soon struck me, and that was that the sol- last we came to an arrangement. Wewere to
diers used always to lose and the civilians to provide both thc officers with charts of the
win. Mind, I don't say that there was any- part of the Agr.i fort and mark lhe place in
thing unfair, but so il was. These prison-1 the wall where the treasure was hid. Major
chaps had done little else than play cards - Sholto was to jn lo India to test our story
ever Hinee lliey had been at lie Anclamans,! If he found the box lie wa-. lo leave it there
nnd they knew each other's game to a point, ; to .send out n small yaohl provisioned for a
while the others just played to pass the timo voyage, which was to lie off Rutland Island,
aud threw their cards down anyhow, Night to which wo were to make our way, und
after night the soldiers got up poorer men, finally to return to bis duties. Captain
and tho poorer they got the more keen they Morstan was then to apply for leave of
were to play. Major Sholto was the hard- j absence, to meet us at Agra, and there we
est hit, lie used lo pay in notes and gold were to have a final division of the treasure,
at first, but soon it came to notes of hand he taking the major's share as woll as bis
and for big  sums,    lie sometimes would j own. All this we sealed hy the most solemn
oaths that the mind could think or lhe lips
utter. I sat up all niglit, witli paper and
ink, and hy the morning I bad the two
charts all ready, signed with the sign of
four���thatis, of Abdullah, Akbar.Mahomot,
and myself,
he lost even more heavily! " Well gentlemen, 1 weary yoii with my
was sitting in my hut when | long story, and I know that my friend Mr.
win for a few deals, just to givo him heart,
and then tho luck would set in against him
worse than ever. Ali day he would wander
about, as black as thunder, and he took to
drinking a deal more than was good lor
"ClUC night   hp IohI ni-.ni    nmrp   lieivilv !
than usual.   I
be and Captain Morstan came stumbling
along on the way to their quarters. Thoy
were bosom friends, those two, aud never
far apart. The major was raving about his
" It's all up, Morstan,' ho was saying, as
they passed my hut. ' I shall have to send
iu my papers.   1 am a ruined man.'
"'Nonsense, old chap!' said the other,
slapping him upon the shoulder.   ' I've had j
a nasty  laccr myself, but���'   That was | shortly afterward
all I could hear, but it was enough to set
me thinking.
"A couple of days later Major Sholto was
strolling on the beach : so I took the chance
of speaking to him,
" ' I wish to have your advice. Major,'
said I.
"'Well, Small, what is it?' he asked,
takinj, his cheroot from his lips.
'"I wanted to ask you. sir,' said I,
' who is the proper person to whom hidden
treasure should bc handed over. I know
whore half a million worth lies, and, as I
cannot use it myself, I thought perhaps the.
I o ones is impatient to get mc safely stowed
inohokey, I'll make it as short as I can,
The villain Sholto went off to India, but he
never came baok again. Captain Morstan
showed mo bis name among a list of passengers in one of the mail-boats very shortly
afterwards. His uncle had died leaving
him a fortune, and he had left the army,
yet he could stoop to treat five men as he
had treated us. Morstan wonl, over to Agra
and found, as we ex
peeled, that the treasure was indeed gone.
Tho scoundrel had stolen il all, without
carrying out one of the conditions on which
wc had sold him the secret. From thatday
I lived ouly for vengeance. I thought of it
by day and I nursed it by niglit. It became
an overpowering.absorbing passion with me.
I cared nothing for the law,���nothing for
tho gallows. To escape, lo track down
Sholto, to have my hand upon his throat,���
that was my one thought. Even tbe Agra
treasure had come to bc a smaller thing in
my mind than the slaying of Sholto.
" Well, I have set my mind on many
best thi ig that I could do would be to hand I things in this life, and never one which 1
over to tlie proper authorities, aud them did not carry out. But il was weary years
perhaps they would get my sentence short- j before my time came. I have told you lhat
ened forme." 11 had picked up something of medicine. One
"'Haifa million, Small?' he gasped, | day when Ur. Somerton was down with a
looking hard at me to sec if I was in earn- j fever a little Andaman Islander was picked
est. j up by a convict gang in the woods. He was
'"Quite that sir,���in jewels and pearls. I siek to death, and had gone to a lonely
Il lies there ready for any oue. And thc I place to die, I took him in hand, though
queer thing about it is that I he real owner is j he was as venomous as a young snake, and
outh.wed and cannot hold property, so that I after a couple of months I got him all right
it belongs to the first comer.' j and able to walk.   He took a kind of fancy
" ' To government, Small,' he stammered j \�� rae then, and would hardly go back to
Kill he said i;   in a
a trusty man.   They are auspicious folk ini    'l.��  government,
the East, however: so what does this rajah ; haltingfashion, and f knew in my heart that
do but tako a second even more trusty ser-1' "ff Soi """���
vantandsethimto play the spy upon the |  .     ��? ���mk, tlie"' sir. that I should
first?  This second man was ordered never i glve ,he information to theGovernor-Gener-
to let Achniet out of his sight, and he fob ial   ���\<} }< quietly.
lowed him like his shadow.   He went after      ,   �� ell, well, you must not do anything
him that night, and saw him pass through j J'ashi <"'..that J'"" ndghi repent.   Let me,
I hear
the door-way. Of course he thought be
about it, Small
Give  me tlie
his woods, but was always hanging about
my hut. I learned a little of his lingo from
him, and this made him all the fonder of
"Tonga���for that was his name���was a
tine boatman, and owned a big, roomy
canoe ol his own. When I found that bo
was devoted to me and would do anything
to serve me, I saw my chance of escape, I
talked it over with him. He was to bring
his boat round on a certain night to an old
wharf which was never guarded, and there
1 gave him directions
He was stanch and true, was littlo
! Tonga. No man eve.* had a more faithful
i mate. At thc niglit named he had his boat
j at the wharf, As it chanced, however,
! thero was one of the convict-guard down
there,���a vile Pathiin who had never missed
bad taken refuge in the fort, and applied for,
admission there himself next day, but could I , " 1 {M m,"> fcl��e ��**> �� sim)'< witl
find no trace of Achmet.   This seemed to I cl,ulKe3 s�� f ��*,','<-' ''""'d not identify tho
liim soRir/vncii. thif hp sooke nhonl it t.n ft ' Places.    When 1 had finished he stood stock , ''** wasio piuKiiit ui
b recant of ifuidos  whoTouaht i  to the' ->��" *""- f���� of thought.   I could sec by the  '�� have several gourds of water and a lot of
ZV Of tLgUcoui:,banr t toough | 'witch oi his lip that thore was a struggle \ i���. cocoa-nuts, and sweet potatoes.
search was quickly made, and lhc body was j UmlvZ ��" wltlun ,li,n-
discovered.    Thus  at  the  very  moment!    "'This  is  a very  important   matter.
that, wo thought that all was safe we were i Small,' he said, at last.    'Vou must not
all four seized aud brought to trial on a ! say a word to any oue about it, and I shall
charge of murder,���three of us because we : see you soon.'
had held the gate that night, and the fourth!    "Two night's later he and his  friend, i, olmnM of ,     .^ aml m]���lm , ������,    ,
because he was known to have been iu the Cap am Morstan, came to my hut in the hftd a, d �� J    ��,      7
company of tho murdered man.    Not  a dan-d of the night with a lantern. '..'..
word about the jewels came out at the trial, |    n. i ,val)t you jU8t l0 *et Captain Morstan
for thc rajah had been deposed and driven j |ielI. that Story from your own lips, Small,'
out of India : so no one bad any particular j 9;ljt] ]���,
interest in them.    The murder, however, j    .. ] repeated it as I had told it before.
was clearly made out, and it was certain:    "'It rings true, eh':'said be.    'It's good
that wo must all have boon concerned in , enough to act upon ?'
" Captain Morstan nodded.
" 'book   here,   Small,'  said the major.
I' We have been talking it over, iny friend
it, The three Sikhs got penal servitude
tor life, and I was condemned lo death,
though my sentence was afterwards commuted into the same as thc others.
" It was rather a queer position that we
found ourselves in then. There wo were all
four tied by the leg and with precious
littlo chance of ever getting out again,
whilo wo each held a
have put each of us in a palace if
could   only    have
had my chance. It was as if late had placed
bim iu my way that I might pay my debt
I before I left the island. He stood on the
hank with Iiis back to mo, and his carbine
on his shoulder. I lookeJ about for a stone
to heat out his brains with, but none could
I seo, Then a ijucer thought came iuto
my bead and showed me where I
could lay my hand on a weapon. I
sat down in the darkness and unstrapped
here and I, and we have come to the con- j my wooden leg. Willi three long hops I
elusion that this secret of yours is hardly a was on him. He put his cabino to his
govornment matter, after all, but it is a shoulder, but I struck him full, and knock-
private concern of your own, which of course j ed the whole front of his skull in. Vou can
',, ii you hive the power of disposing ol as you j sec the split in the wood now whore I hit
""'""       ..I..'-*.* I think best,   Now,  the question is,  what him.   Wc both went down together, for 1
price would you ask for it';   We might be j could not keep my balance, but when 1 got
cuff of every petty  jack-in-ollice, to ha
T  hTttJnl, T" t'"a'le    U,\,��f inclined io take it up, and at least look into! up 1 found him still lying quiet cnoi.;;,,.   ,
it,   I wu enough to make a man eu hin       - ���       �� t ,   R       ,   '^ f   t|   b  t ������,, f [ ,        ��
heart oul to have to stand  he kick and the     '       , s,        , ,   .   ,.        n   ...   . n        i   ii       i ��� _n i.i
.  (to speak  in a cool, careless  way, hut   Ins | well out at sea.    Jonga had brought all his
eyes weie shining  with  excitement aud oarthly possessions with him, his arms and
i greed. I his gods,   Among other things, he had a
! " 'Why, as to that, gentlemen,' 1 answer-! long bs
oil, trying also lo bo cool, but feeling as excited as ho dill, ' there is only ono bargain
whioh a man in my position can make. I
shall want you to help me to my freedom,
and lo help my three companions to theirs.
rice to eat and water lo drink, when that
gorgeous fortune was ready for him outside,
just, waiting to be picked up. It might have
driven me mad ; but I was always a pretty
stubborn one, so I just held on and bided
my time,
" At lost it seemed lo mo to have come.
I was changed from Agra to Madras, and
from there lo Blair Island iu the Andatnans,
There are very few white convicts at this
settlement, and, as I had behaved well
from the first, 1 soon found myself a sort of
privileged person. 1 was given a hut in
Hope Town, which is a small place on thc
slopes of Mount Harriet, and I was left
pretty much tu myself. It is a dreary,
fever-stricken place, and all beyond our
little clearings was infested with wild cannibal natives, who wore ready enough to j hftvo thongl *t M ������, ��� ��� the |Mt jctail.
Mow a poisoned dar at ns it thoy saw a , m ���n,y ]m. t0 01���. MMpe |, that wc ca���
chance. 1 here was digging, and ditching, | , ,|0 b'wt ril for ,hc TOy8ge m\ uo ,,ro.
and yam-pliwting, and a dozen other things j ��WoD8,0 ,,lst ���, fol. ,0 lon(, R time   Thc.���,
are plenty of littic ya his and  yawls  al
Calcutta or Madras which would serve our
uboo spear, and some An iaman
1 cojoi'.-nut matting, with which  1 made a
sort of a sail. For ton days wu wore heating
: about, trusting to luck, nud, on the eleventh
I wo were pi .'Ited up hy a trader which was
: going from Singapore to Jlddah with a cargo
We shall then take you into partnership,  of Malay pilgrims.  They wore a rum crowd,
aud give you a fifth snare to divide between and Tonga and I soon managed to settle
you, ' down among them.   They had one very
" 'Hum I' said he.   ' A fifth share ! That' good quality : they lot yo.i alone and asked
Is not very templing.' no questions.
"'Il would come to fifty thousand apiece, |    "Well,  if I wcre to loll you all the
said I. I adventures that my little chum and 1 went
"' But how can. we gain your freedom ? j through, you would not thank me, lor 1
You know very well you ask an impossible would have you hero until the sun was
ity, ! shilling.   Here and there wc drifted about
" ��� Nothing of the sort.' I answered.    <1 j i|,e wor'j| something always turning up to
keep us from London,   All the lime, how
to be done, so we were busy enough i
though in the evening wc Inula lilt I
ourselves. Among oilier things
to dispense drug:!for thos ','oon, and pi.'k
ed up a Hiuattorin** of his knowledge. All
the time I wn., on the lookout for a nhan :o
r,f escape ; bul it is hundreds of miles from
any othor land, and there la little orno
wind in those ueas j so il was a terribly 11 if ���
lieull job to gel away.
The surgeon, Dr. S erton, was a fas;,
sporting young chap, anil the other voiiiig
nll'cor.i wouli merit in his rooms of an even-
lug aud play cards. Tho surgery, whore 1
itsoil to make up my drugs, was next to his
Sitting-room, With a small wiuaU.. i.��(wc, U
turn well. Do you bring one over, Wc
engage i,, got aboard her by night, and if
you will drop ns on any part of the Indian
coast you will have done your pari of the
" 'If '.lice were only on",' he said.
I saw him lying in his bed, with his sons on
each side of him. I'd have como through
and laken my chance with llie three of tbem,
only even as I looked at him Ilis j iw dropped, and I knew that he was gone. I got
into Ids room that same night, though, and
I searched his papers to see if there was any
record of whore lie bad hidden our jewels.
There was not aline, however: so I came
away, bitter and savage as a man could be.
Before I left 1 bethought mo that if I ever
met my Sikh friends again it would be a
satisfaction to know that 1 had left some
mark of our hatred : so I scrawled down the
sign of the four of us, as it had been on the
chart, and I pinned it on his bosom. It was
too much that he should betaken to tiie
grave without sone tokou from the men
whom he had robbed and befooled.
We earnod a living at this time by my
exhibiting poor Tonga at fairs and oilier
such places as the black cannibal. Ho would
eat raw meat and dance his war-dance : so
lways had a hatful of pennies after a
days work. I still heard all the news fiom
Pondieherry Lodge, and for some years
there was no news to hour, except that
y were hunting for the treasure.
At last, however, came what we had
waited for so long, l'he treasure had been
found. It was up at the top of the house,
iu Mr. Bartholomew Sholto's chemical
laboratory. I came at once and had a look
it the place, but I couid not see how with
my wooden log I was to make my way up
to it. I learned, however, about it trapdoor in the roof, and also about Mr. Sholto's
supper-hour. It seemed to mc that I could
manage the thing easily through Tonga. I
brouedit him ont with me with a long rope
wound round his waist. He could climb
like a cat, and he soon made his way through
the roof, but, as ill luck would have it,
Bartholomew Sholto was still in the room,
to his cost. Tonga thought ho had done
something very clever in killing him, for
when f came up by lhe rope I found him
strutting about as proud as a peacock.
Very much surprised was he when I mac
in tills business. I get a wife out of it,
.limes gets the credit, pray what remains
for you!'
" For me,'' said Sherlock Holmes, "there
still remains the cocaine-bottle.'' Aud ho
stretched hii loic white hand up for it.
LTin: end.]
A Famous Pearl.
The most curious among famous pearls ia
that which, throe centuries ago, the French
traveller Tavernier sold to the Shall of Per-
sia for $075,000. It is still in the possession
of lhe sovereign of Persia.
Another Eastern potentate owns a pearl
of I'J.l carats, which is quite transparent.
It is to he had for the sum of 8200,000.
Princess Voussoupolf has an Oriental
pearl which is unique for the beauty of it'
colour, in 1620 this pearl was sold by
Georgibus of Calais to Philip VI. of Spain
at the price of 30,000 ducats. To-day it ia
valued at S-'.'o |ir-"'. Pope Leo XIII., again,
owns a pearl left to him by hia predecessoi
on the Ihrone of St. Peter, which is worth
$200,000 and the chain of thirty-two pearls
owned by the Empress Frederick is estimated at $105,000.
SI,' 00,000 is tho price of the live chains
of pearls forming the eollai of the Baroness
Gustavo do Rothschild, aud thai of the
Baroness Adolphe do Rothsohild is almost
as valuable. Both these ladies are enthusiastic collectors of pearls, and their jewellers have instructions to buy lor thom any
pearl of unusual size or beauty which they
may happen to come across.
The sister of Mdme. Thiers, Millie. Dosne
is also the owner of a very valuable string
of pearls which she has collected during the
last thirty years.
Of so-called black pearls the Empress of
Austria possesses the most valuable co llec-
A story is told of the actress Mdlle. Marie
Magnier and her pearls.   One day, as she
i'  was about to appear on the scene, somebody
,,        -,i ,i -        ���       i     i ii      i made the lemark that her pear s were really
at him with the rope s cud and cursed lum    ; .       ,,T.'   .      ���  ,       '
c      p..,   1.    , ,i ���   ,   ���        t.i   .i    of an enormous size.      Itistrue,   she re-
for a little blood-thirsty imp.   I took the    ,.        ,.',.,,  ,     ,      T .i
, ,,..,?      L     , ,,       ,..  pied.       Iho ady whom 1 represent on t he
treasure-box and let it down, and then slid  ' ,   ,.    '        ,,     '    ,   ���     ,
stage no doubt wore smaller pearls in real
down tnysdf, having first left the sign of
the four upon the table, to show that the
jewels had come hack at last to those who
had most right to thom. Tonga then pulled
up tlie rope, closed the window, aud made
off the way that he had come,
"I don't know that I have anything else
to tell you. I had heard a waterman speak
of the speed of Smith's launch the Aurora,
so I thought she would bc a handy craft for
escape. I engaged with old Smith, and
was to give him a big sum if he gat us safe
lifo.   But what can I do?
I have no small
Cholera in Hamburg.
Two fresh cases of cholera have been reported, and the doctors aro making examinations with a view of detecting the bacteria.
The Cholera Commission announces ihal
the cases developed yesterday are of the
Asiatic type. The report has caused considerable apprehension, and business
to our ship. Ho knew, liodoubCthat there I who had been picking up courage are less
was some screw loose, but ho was not in | hopeful of the future. It is also feared
our secrets. All this is the truth, and if [ that the news will have an unfavorable ill-
toll it to you, gentlemen, it is not to amuse lluencc on thc steamship trafficof Hamburg
you,���for yon have nol done me a very good and will strengthen the movement in Aincr-
turn,���but it is because I believe the best ica to shut out immigrants, especially Bus-
defence I can make is just lo hold back . sian Jews.
nothing, but let all the world know how I The statement of the Hamburg news-
badly I have myself been served by Major paper, intimating that the United Slates
Sholto, and how innocent I am of the death Consul at Hamburg was about to resume
of his son." j the issue of clean bills of health to vessels
" A very remarkable account," said Slier- clearing from that port lor the United
lock Holmes. "A fitting wind-up to an Stales, notwithstanding the fact that fresh
extremely interesting ease.   There is noth-1 cases of oholera were reported is entirely
ing at all new to ma in tho latter part of
your narrative, except that you brought
your own rope. Thai I did not know. By
the way, I had hoped that Tonga had lost
ail his darts ; yet he managed to shoot one
at us in the boat."
"Ho had lost them all, sir, except the
one which was in his blow-pipe at the
"Ah, of course," said Holmes. " I had not
thought of that."
" Is there any other point which you
would like to ask about ?" asked the convict,
"I think not, thauk you,"my companion
" Well, Holmes,1' said Athelney Jones,
"you aro a man to be humored, and we all
know that you aro a coniiisscur of crime,
but duty is duty, and I have gone
rat her far in doing what you and your friend
asked me. I shall feel more at case when we
have our storyteller here safe under lock and
key, The cab still waits, and there are two
inspectors down-stairs. I am much obliged
to you both for your assistance. Of courso
you will bc wauled at the trial. Qood-night
to you."
"(loud  niglit,  gentlemen   both.'
Jonathan Small.
" You first, Small," remarked the
���Iono3 as they left the room. "I'l
particular care that you don't club mo with
your wooden leg, whatever you may havo
done to the gentleman at tbe Andaman
" Well, and there i.s the end of our little
drama," I remarked after we had sat some
time smoking in silence. "Hear that it
may bc the lust Investigation in which I
shall have the chance of studying your
methods. Miss Morstan has done me the
honor to accept ine as a husband in prospective."
Ho gave a mo-it dismal groan. " i feared as muoh," said ho. " 1 really cannot
congratulate you."
I was alillie hurt. " Have you any reason to bc dissatisfied with my choice 1
" Not at all, I think she Is one of the
most charming young ladies 1 over met, and
might havo been most useful in such work
as we huve been doing. She had a decided
genius that way : witness the way in which
she preserved that Agra plan from all the
other papers of her father, But love is an
emotional thing, and whatever is emotional
w ary
discredited in Washington. Nevertheless
nut of abundant caution. Seoretary Chas.
Foster immediately communicated the information to the Secretary of State, with
the suggestion that lhe United States Consul at Hamburg be instructed to refrain
from such action until there is no longer
any danger of the . introduction of the contagious from that source into tho United
A Sapid Death-
It. is a white and dreary plaiu.   There is
I a lino of straggling gum trees beside a fo ibl ���
I water course.
Six wild horses���brombles, a- they an
called���have been driven down, corralled
I and caught.   They have fed on the leave:
of the myall and stray bits of salt hush,
! After a time they are got within the traces,
They are all young, aud they look no' so
had. Westart. Thoy can scarcely beheld iu
for the first iew miles.   Then they begin to
soak in perspiration.
Another live miles and they look drawn
about the flanks, and what we thought was
llesh is dripping from them. Another five
and the flesh has gone. The ribs show, the
shoulders protrude. Look ! A poler's heels
are knocking agaiust the whitilettee. It is
twenty miles now. Thore is n gup in your
throat as you seen wreck stagger on', of the
traces and stumble over the plain, head
near thc ground and death upon it- back.
There is no water in that direction, worn
out creature.
It comes upon you like a sudden blow,
These horses arc being driven lo death.
And why? Because itis cheaper to kill
them on this stago of thirty miles than to
feed thcni with chaff at $230 a ion,
And now another -ways. Look at lhe
throbbing sides, the quivering limbs.   He
���'Driver, for heaven's sake, can't you
"1 do, so help me Cod, 1 do. Bill we've
got to got there.   1 hi them out at another
And you art- an
i I In isl :au land.
Anglo-Saxon, and this is
-[Round the Compass 'n
Winter Storms oi the Atlantlo-
A Queenstown, despatch layn The Wl
tic, Cap!
Star line steamer Mail
" 'None or all,' 1 answered,
sv.-i rn it. The four of u- must
" ' \ OU see. Mot  '..in,' slid 111
man d hii �� rd    Hi dot - nol
his friends. 1 think wo m i)
"'Its a uirlv busine
ever, 1 never lost sight of my purpose,   I
would dream of Sholto al night.   A hundred
times I have killed him iu my sleep.   At
last, however, some three or four years ago,
wo found ourselves In Mngland.    1 hud nt:
great difficulty in finding whore Sholto liver
and 1 sol to work to discover whether  he.
iiad realized tho treasure,orlf hostlll had it.
I made friends with some one who could
help me,���I nam'; no names, for I don't
want to got uny one else in a hole,���and 1
"aiejsoun found that ho still had the jewels,
always act t Tneu I tried to get at him in many ways;
| but he was pretty sly, and bad always two
J,,S|llall '8a j pri/c-figblers, besides   his  sons and   his
' "roni khitmutgar, on guard ovor him,
"One day, however, I got word that he
was dying, I hurried at once to the garden,
���������ad lliat he should slip out oi my clulcllOJ
umiiwouui tiling, nun wiliuci er is ciinniiinai   ,-nar uur sii-.iuu-i   .inij'-a.c., . api.   I ai sen.
is opposed to that true cold reason which ] from New York, for Liverpool has arrives
I place above all things. I should never! bearing evidence of having had a very loin
marry myself, lost 1 bias my judgment."     I pestuoua voyage,   Hci iminels were batter*
"I trust," Slid I, laughing, tbat my Iod, and her sides and uppei works wort
judgment may survive tbo ordeal, But j coaled with Bait. Tho height of the seal
you look weary." that boarded her may lie judged irom the
" Ves, the reaction is already upon mc, fact thai her crow's neat, ihe place ou tlie
I shall be as limp as a rag for a week."       i foremast oooupie 1 by the lookout, had bees
"Strange," said I, " how terms of what demolished.
in anollior man I should call laziness alter-1    The Majestic took a heavy gale on the Is.
nale with your tils nf splendid energy and  There was a tromendoui lea, md tons upon
vigor." tons of water boarded the iteamor, causing
'��� Ves," he answered, "Iheroaro in me ' much dis:oini'i:rt,   Th a wis on the port
lhe makings of a very fine loafer and also of  bow, and this caused the Majestic tn pitch
a pretty spry sort of fellow.
of those lines cf old Coethe,-
I often think
Mensch alls i
ry well trust
lie iithe- answer-
and roll heavily.  Several of her passengers
who attempted to walk about in the saloon
were thrown from their bet, ami SUIUlned
slight injuries, (in the day of the gale tho
' steamer made only ,'150 miles. The nine
i of her passage was six day an I fourteea
By lhe way, 'i ptopos of this Norwood huai- i hours.
Iicss, yoil hoc that lliey had, us  I surmised,
Schiulodu ;s ilio Xnlui'iiur
Den ziiiii Wlirdluon .Mann war uud z.uin Schol-
nii'ii ilcrStOff.
a confederate iu the house, who could bo The soul must sometimes iwont blood
none other than Lai Huu, the butler: so Nothing groat is achieve.1 wlthonl lho
Jones actually lias the undivided honor ol severed discipline ol boa:', and mind*
having caught one lish in his great haul." I nothing is well done Cat is J nie easily,���
"The division scorns rather unfair," I [BayardTajflot, ���Xfyj ftootenaij Star
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 1898.
It is amusing to see tho Miner
crowing aboul the rich strikes in the
Lardeau uow tbat it hus found oul
that that mining region has a southern entrance und exit���which lends
to Nelson���when all the past summer,
while the Star wus week nfter week
chrouioling tho discoveries being mnde
there, il was dumb. Never a word of
enoourugement hud il for the prospector in the Lardeau���until, just beforo
the snow fell, u Nelson man took some
samples of Lardeau ore into that ambitions town, mid ���praise the Lord- -
spread the information Unit this vast
mineral wealth was accessible from
the soulh nml Nelson ! Now the
Miner can tlovote oolumns to tho
Lardeau, nnd expntinles on the fact
thul Nelson bus another rich tributary
mining districl. Wo have nothing to
any ngninst some of the Lardeau
mineral goiugsouth probnbly it will.
But we do bine uu objection to llm
selfish journalism tlmt declines to
publish good reports of a district
until it discovers that it will redound
to tho benefit of ita own particular
.interests. Nelson is no nearer the
Lardeau Hum it wns Inst summer, and
the richest discoveries had become
ancient history long before the Miner
condescended to uoliee the district at
nil. Why, then, bus that journal
changed ils policy so suddenly? Why
is it uow filled with paians concerning
n country which only a littlo while
ago it disdained lo notiee? Simply
beoause it bus fouud out that the
Lardeau cim possibly be mado to contribute towards building up Nelson
nnd IT. This is "local" journalism
with a vengeance.
Merchant Millers, Moosomin, Assa.
j; i; A X I) s :-
Dealers in nil kinds ol'
Prices given Sacked or in  Bulk.     The  fineBt  quality  of OATMEAL
nnd CORNMEAL onu bo obtained in any sized sacks.
Quotations cheerfully furnished on applicnl'on,
Special Attention given In tho British Columbia Trade.
Moosomin, N.W.T. and 25 Spark St. Ottawa, Ont.
At Cost for Cash!
Is offering the following Goods at Cost;
Those who come first will have the best choice.
masaristvaauxuvumzzzxizx.*:r���:���. -aiLn Tar.;it,,-v.-ps.aa
Whose fault is it that the West
Kootenay mines are almost entirely
in the blinds of Americans? Not that
ive have tbo slightest protest to oiler
against this arrangement, for our
cousins from over tbe line arc undoubtedly our superiors iu the par-
ticular ocoupntion of opening up now
mining districts. Tlie Slocuu nud
Lardeau would to-day be unknown
quantities but for American push uud
enterprise. Hut does it not occur to
the B.C. authorities that the extraction of ore from Canadian soil and
shipping it across the border to bc
smelted, as well as the bringing iu
of supplies from tbe other side lor Ibe
mines ami miners here, will not bo of
very much benefit to this province?
If Vancouver, the Provincial Government nud tbo C.l'.R. bud not been so
dilatory in "getting a move ou" a
considerable portion of the West
Kootenny trade which now Hows into j
the States might have been turned
towards the Terminal City. It is
very unlikely the Americans would
permit such a slate of things to exist |
their side of the line five minutes.
,.S.]    E. DEWDNEY.
7ICTOEIA, by the Grace of God, of
the United Kingdom of drear Britain and Ireland. QtjEKX, Defei di r
of the Faith, ke.. kc, ko.
To Our faithful the Members elected
to servo in the Legislate   \ -
ldy of  Our Province of   I
Columbia at Uur City of Vict
Thkodobk Davie, /WHEREAS We
Attorney-General, j   are lee r is
resolved, aa -'��!. ae maj
Our people of Our I
Columbia, and to have tbeir
Our Legislature:
N'nW  KNOW i'E. th
caueea an I consider tions, ai
into considerati p.   be
renien f Onr
i��� ...  thought   fit, by and ivi!
advice of Our Executive Coi
the Province o( British Coin
berebv convoke, and by these
enjoin vou, and .'ini, of you, I
Thursday, the Twentj sixth
the month nt January, one tin
hundred and
n.. el  I'   in Our
!       . ,-i.' ol Om
Our City   of  \ H   Till
DlnPATl H 01' ;;i [NESS, to
treat, & .   icl lucle  npoi
tin Be 'i np i which n On   i. ���
���( the Provini I B itish 0
by the I ommbn Conncil ol Our said
Province may, by tbe favour if 11 rl,
be ordained.
In Testimo* i VViterrop, We havo
caused these Our Letters to be
made Paton! nud the Greal Senl
of tbe : aid Pro' wee to In here
unto affix"! i VVitni ��� Ihe Hon
ournble Etxiaii Dwtrtitti - Lieu
tennnl Governor of Om inid Pro
Vl if British Colnmbii  in Onr
Cji..  ,i \ . tori*., ii I ui." snid Pro
viiir,,, this S'ii 'nth d ij of Do
comber, in ll   year nf Dim Li i I
Ono thousand ��� igbl liundrcd und
ninety-two, and in tho fifty sixth
���year Of our reign,
��� By Coiiiiiilind,
'Provincial Seoretary,
[addkessed to the editob, J
The Editor oannot he responsible for the
opinions expressed by correspondents,
Kevelstoke Quadrille Club.
jilt,���Although the Quadrille Club
mi 'ting last niglit muy be considered
a successful ono numerically, there
were several things which certainly
marred its success as a pleasant
gathering. Most, if not tbe whole,
of the twenty ladies present were,
at the very commencement, engaged
for several dances ahead by tbe
"rustlers" wbo are always "in it,"
leaving those gentlemen who arc not
blesned with so much brass in their
composition to "sit out" the first
hour. Great complaint was mnde at
the late fancy dress bull that the
programmes wero entirely filled by
tho Iirst comers, nnd those gentlemen
ivbo camo late could uot get a dance.
It wns Bomowbat similar lust night,
and after meeting with the usual
"I'm engaged" five or six times I
was glad to put on my hut nnd go
out for a smoke. There were, later
ou, a few���very few���ladies w bo "sat
out'' a dance here nnd there, but
these Oi'inprised either novices in tbo
terpsiohorean art or else the cretue
de la oreme of Revelstolse's bluest
blood���nnd one would ns soon think
of nsking tbe regal Clci patra or the
chaste Diana for a dunce us one of
tbem. Our Adonises bnd managed
to sociire lbe jollies! partners, as
usual, right through to ibe end of
Ibo programme, without giving a
thought to those win) ure not Adonises, and who would have to take
their leavings or���go home.
Another thing which was adversely commented on lust night wns the
fact of lie floor manager dancing
every number on the programme,
while there were so manj gentlemen
unable to find a partner, 1 should
be tbo last ouo to object to the floor
manager participating in the even
ing's p]i a-ure, but surely all the
round dances should satisfy him.
If be desired to take part in a quadrille there was a gentlen an |
wbo could have relieved bim of the
duty of calling off. In such a large
ball, with lo people ou the ll or, it
�� i- iiflicnll to understand bim from
the far end of tbe room while be
partnet i I often with
. ��� th ��� m ������'. rity If the
:: ir manager i i | lid fficial he
��� _.,-- bis .: ������'. And 1
ii . t . ������ -��� u I  '.. il
- un i thing may bi
i Clu I      >' il -  i -���    d
leal of ing I       i
logising for takiiij
truly, ' AMI l;i -I I.l-i:.
i, . . ��� iki   -; in .:' lb, 1893.
in heroby given, Hint application
will be made lo the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia at its
next session for nn Act to incorporate
a Company for the purpose of constructing, equipping, maintaining und
operating a line of railway from somo
poiut on the Upper Arrow Lako at or
near llie town of Nakusp to some
point at or near the Forks of Cnrpou-
ter Creek, in the District of West
Kootenny, with power to construct,
maintain, equip and operate branch
lines, and also to construct nud operate telegraph nud telephone lines in
connection with tbe said railway, together with tlio usuul powers to acquire lnnds, privileges, bonuses or
aids from lhe Domiuion or Provincial
Governments, and to mnko trallic and
other arrangements with railway,
steamboat and other companies, and
for all other usual nud necessary
powers, rights aud privileges.
Dated this 14th day of December,
A.I I, 181)2.
Solicitors for the Applicauts,
Eevelstoke Station Post Office.
Is hereby given, that application
will be made to the Legislative As
seiiibly of tbe Province of British
Columbia, at ils next session, for nn
Act to incorporate u Company with
power to construct, equip, maintain
and operate a Railway from u point
nt or near tlie townsito of Cascade
City, Osoyoos Division of Yale District, theuce northerly along the east
shore of Christina Lake, thenee northeasterly to tlie right bunk of tho
Columbia lliver; thenco along said
bank to Trail Creek ; with power to
build branch lines Lo a point on the
proseut line of the Kootenav and Nelsou Railway at or near Bobson, and
to any mine or mines adjacent to the
line of Railway; in build wharves aud
docks, erect, maintain and operate
telegraph and telephone lines.
Dated tbis 3rd day of January,
Mil Wf\TAJ IIHP    if*I #MPUif Hf(It
Alt JJ ml HaSJ&g bhm i alJ&vti
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varuisucs.
Bakery in connection with Store.
fiessrs. u. d. Mine ��
Revelstoke Station,
Are now showing a lino assortment of
[..  hereby   ; appl
of British Coin        nl  its
. \
, i oi ipany for the pn 11
I ���
nml ,n
nnntion  with  the   n
oilier   ni
i. in,ib ,ai  an,I other ''"
for  nil  other   i
li.ii.'l this I I'n day nt Una
A.D. i   "���
M. i'llli.1,11''.
hah; \ki��,
��� '
iii'JIUIH in1 I
riiji ins Tahiti   i ii ftui Ily i
rilpatifl Tiilnilt ���- |nn if,' lho hi I,
Kipana Tabulos euro dizzim
Hi pons Tabulos i tor torpid liver.
\V. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near O.P.R. Station)
A  MillllV STOCK  OP
English Worsteds,Scotch and
Iri.sh Tweeds and Serges
<.   iUAXTKKD,
ladies' Workbaskets. Toilet Requisites, etc., etc.
IBaaaBWaBlaWBllaWBI PBBaBWI *i"' TV ****Hfrl,"illir'w'r
mBtWBMBBMttmtBt " ."ifgaf' JMPM
G. ll',!;l;VnK!!HV.
Wagon.;        tl] kinds oi
���   iicJ  , Re] lin d.
Shoeing a Specialty.
Pitfl i,. KlfHIT.
Kootenav Lake
Ll   ,11.1, ,   , \   i'    VT
V     ' HI KA   I 0
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
All orders by mail or
express promptly
{''"a' :,-..,,      .
XJW^W    All descriptions of
"t*��-' ���S'l' 'si' '<&������.���#* Sr
'l*S0>y,A*yjj^        gold mid sliver.
*      loci       ��� i,  11.111 ���' I
1,.   ;    i In for Ibe
i,,,   l lliiildi m of 18112,
Kipn     I iliiil     in   n nd ��� In1,
KijjiiiiH TabuloH: forgoni' stomach,
1. | ill   T .'   '       ll'O i  llie,
otary Publio - - REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Miniii'.'. Tlmhcr in.'I   |{.--nl   l-lslntc  Hrolcor  nnd  Onncrul
('onimiMHioti Affont.
Couveynu - , '������������' "���. lli Is if -nl-, Mining Bonds, eta, drawn up.
l'.i ti'   : i '  \; ���" ' i'ii I i   Hi it i Cli ims I gbl und sold ; Assess-
ul Work ou .liui j* (.'lain   attended to; Patents applied (or, eto,, etc.,
,������'��������� ..,,.,;.!   iki [jHAN-i i.   \t:y.vr.
Lots in Townsite ot Llevolstoke for Sale und Wanted,   .Agents for Mining
Maobinery, etc,


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