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VOL. IV,
MINERAL ACT, 1891.
(FOl'M f.)
Oebtifioatk of Impuovkments.
NOTICE,
Lanark Minornl Claim, Illeoillewnet,
West Kootenny District.
Take notieo tbat I, N. P. SNOW.
DON, free miner's cortilieato No,
4U4UI), intend, sixty days from the
dato hereof, to apply to tbe Gold
Commissioner for a oertifloate of im-
provemonlH, for tbo purpose of obtain
iug a Crown grant, of the abovo clniin
And further tako notieo, tbat adverse claims must bo sent lo the Gold
Commissioner mid potion commenced
boforo tbo issuance of such oertifloate
of improvements,
Duted tbis 28th day of August, 1892
REVELSTOKE, B. C, OCTOBER 1, 1892.
THE .
MADDEN HOUSE,
HUGH MADDEN, Prop'r.
Beautifully situated on tbe Lako
shore at the entraneo to tbe best aud
shortest road to the Sloean mines and
New Deuvor, Tho best fishing nud
hunting in the district, with grand
boating and sketching facilities for
tourists aud artists.
Ernest Fletcher,
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
Plans and Specifications drawn np foi
porsons intending to build.    Seasoned Lumber always on band,
Fancy Work, Turned and
Scroll Work executed
neatly,   A fine se��
lection Picture
Mouldings
Furniture Made and Repaired.
Orders by mail promptly atlonded to.
Stockholm House
JOHN STONE, Puop.
The Diuiug-room is furnished with the
best tho market alt'ords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of winesjiquors and cigars,
No. 16.
NOTICE.
A Sitting of the County Court will
bo held lit Ilovelstoke on SATURDAY,
the 115th day of Ootober, 181)2, at 10
a.m.
,1, KIRKUP,
Registrar.
Iievelstoke, Sept. 16th, 1892.
LOST.
Taken from work ou tlio Peterson
Hall, on or about September 15tb, a
Henry Dixon HAND-SAW, with the
owner's private murk. The party in
possession will savo further troublo
by returning it.
ROBERT TAPPING
J. D. MoDonald arrived up from
the Slooan on Wednesday with some
fiuo specimens from threo chums���
tlio Luke Xiow, the Dominion, nnd
the .Young Canadian,  Tho samples
inoliiile galena-silver, gold quartz,
anil black sulphides,   Assays of ores
from the Dominion wont over 201) oz.
and Young Canadian 500 oz. per ton.
Mr. A. 11. Ilolilieh, who was for
17 years chief analyst to the Wigan
(Lug.) Coal Oo, nml for over 7 years
assayer at tho Morfa Works, Swansea, Wales, has commenced business
as nssnyor in Revelstoke,  having
taken rooms in Mr. S, Biokorton's
house on Main Street.   Mr. Holdioh
brings numerous testimonials as to
his skill and proflolenoy from the
abovo companies anil also from some
of the highest authorities on mineralogy ami metallurgy in England.
REVELSTOKE
QUADRILLE  CLUB.
A Meeting of the Olub will be held
in Bourne's Ball on TUESDAY, 4th
Ootober, al Eigbl o'olook p.m., for
the purpose of electing officers nnil
making arrangements fur the coming
season. All members are requested
to attend,
ll. .1. Bourne,
Secretary.
Kevelsioke Station. Sept. 27th,
at
The Bah is supplied with the
Best brands of wines.liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best,
THE
COLUMBIA  IIOUSK,
REVELSTOKE. B.C.
The largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar nud
billiard room nttached ; firo proof safe,
BROWN k CLARK,
Proprietors,
FREE 'BUS  AT ALL   TKA1JSS
WANTED.
A responsible and reliable Person
to take the AGENCY for a Lonu and
Trust Company. ��� Por information
apply to H. L. Mozley, Manager
Vancouver, B.C.
LOCAL NEWS.
This town, magnificently situated on
the Upper Arrow Lake, is the
shipping port for the
Sloean Mines, is
connected
with
Sloean Lake and New Denver
by a
good, level
trail 18 miles in
length, and is bound to
speedily become a  place of
���considerable wealth and importance,
REVELSTOKE.
P. McCarthy  - .   ,
Pbop.
Townsito maps and all information
sis to purchase of lots can be obtained
"from
A. HOLMAN,
Nakusp.
TIME CARD No. 5.
To take Effect June 30th, 1892.
Columbia and Kootenay
Steam Navigation Co.
Limited.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
Arrow Lakes and Columbia
Biver Route Steamers.
Steamer will leave Eevelstoke at i
a.m. every Monday nnd 'Ihjiisday
for Kobson, Trail Creek and Little
Dalles, returning to Revelstoke on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Close couuectiou made with Cana
dian Pacific Bailway at Revelstoke,
Columbia & Kooteuay Railway at
Robson for Nelson, aud Spokane Falls
��& Northern Railway at Little Dalles
for Spokane Falls, Wash.
KOOTENAY LAKE AUD BONNER'S
FERRY ROUTE.
Str. Nelson leaves Nelsou for Pilot
Day, Ainsworth aud KhsIo at 8 a.m.
on Tuesdays and Fiiidays, returning
via those ports same day.
Por Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo
and Bonner's Forry at 3 a.m. ou Sundays and Wednesdays, Returning,
leaves Bonner's Ferry for Pilot Bay,
Ainsworth, Kaslo nud Nelson at 3 a.m.
on Mondays and Thuiisdays.
��. Q. CHRISTIE,      J. W. TROUPE,
Secretary, Manager.
W. PELLEW HARVEY,
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, B.C.
Mr. Ed. Pioard is now tho smiling
father of a bouncing baby boy,
A nearly new Raymond Sewing
Machine for sale, cheap.���Apply at
Drug Store.
A nice-looking pleasure boat has
been built at the mill and will be
launched this week.
Mr. R. Tapping Das grown some
line tomatoes iu his garden, nine of
whioh weighed over 12 lbs.
A meeting of minors and others
interested in the working of the
Mineral Act is to be held at the
schoolhouse to-night at 8 o'clock.
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow in the Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, evening at 7.30,
All are cordially invited-
There will be Sunday-school tomorrow afternoon  in  tho  school
bouse in connection with the Church
of Eugland.   All children wolcomo.
Mr. Bobt. Tapping has missed a
I handsaw from his work at Peterson's
CHEAPEST k QUICKEST ROUTE  Hal).   There is a private mark on it,
TO   TRW   m.T.   Mmmrn" ,�����,��.��ii-i* ���-   "
First-class Temperance House.
Boaud and Lodoino $5  Per Week.
meals, 25c.     ueds 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to tbe
station, is  comfortably furnished,  and
affords first class accommodation.
OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.
Royal Mail Lines,
I Meeting of Minors at llie-
I elllewaet.
A meeting of minors was held at
Illocillowaet on Thursday night to
discuss tbo working of tbo Mineral
Act.   Mr, Anderson was called to
the ohair and Professor Watson was
appointed secretary. After considerable discission, in which all present
testified as to tbo present inconvenient  and   unsatisfactory   mode  of
staking claims, it was proposed by
Capt. Banfield and carried nnaui-1
mously, " That a oommitteo be ap- |
pointed to draft a petition to the
Legislative Assembly praying them
to repeal tho present Act and ro-
enact tho old laws of 181)1."   Tho
meeting was almost unanimous in
the opinion  that the owner of a
mining location should have  the
right to follow his lode in all its
dips, spurs and angles.   Professor
Watson, Capt. Banfield, and Messrs.
Fowler and MoArthur will form the
committee.
 ���     ^waLanjJOl     nil
TO THE OLD COUNTRY
. .17
Sept. 24
��� Oot. 1
. Sept. 14
��� Sept. 21
. Sept. 28
. Sept. 14
. Sept. 21
��� Sept. 28
880  up-
Proposed Sailings from Montreal.
MONGOLIAN. .Allan Line... Sept
SARDINIAN "       ,     *
NUMIDIAN
SARNIA... .Dominion Line.
LABRADOR
OREGON
From New York.
BRITANNIC... White Star..
MAJESTIC
GERMANIC
Cabin $40, 845, 850, SCO, 870,
wards.
Intermediate, 825; Steerage, 820.
Passengers ticketed  through  to all
points in Great Britain and Ireland, and
at specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from all
points.
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Eevelstoke;
or to Robert Kerr, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
HULL BROS
REVELSTOKE.
BUTCHERS
and wholesale and retail dealers in
beef, pork, etc.
$1.50
3.01)
.)
Silver, Gold or Lend, each....
do. oombined
Silvor nnd Load	
Silvor and Gold	
Silvor and Copper	
Silver, Gold and Copper	
Silvor, Gold, Load and Copper   5.50
Othor prices on application.
Agent in Bbvelstok^tiiroooh whom
Samples mav de sent:
T. LIVINGSTONE HAIG.
a OiV/J6.Xi��Jim,i'}
BOOTMAKER,
MAIN STREET,  REVELSTOKE.
Boots & Shoes made to
order.
Harness Leather Kept in Stock.
REPAIRING WHILE YOU WAIT,
CAUTION.
EACH PLUG OF THE
o.uu i
I Myrtle Navy
fi."illl T'''   "'"*    '������
IS MARKED
Ripans Tabulos: ono gives roliof.   I
T. & B,
In Bronze Letters.
NONE   OTHER  IS  GENUINE.
-      ��� - j/aaiUlt lUIU'l. Oil  H,
and the present holder would do well
to return it.
Service will be held by the Rev,
T. Paton in the Presbyterian church
to-morrow evening at 7.30. Prayer
meeting at Mr. Paton's house on
Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Mr. Dick, manager of the typographical department on the Nelson
Miner, was a visitor to the Star office
last Saturday, beiug on his vacation.
He weut east to Bauff Hot Springs,
A marriage will soon be celebrated
between Mr. W. ti. Phipps, of the
Station, aud Miss Slack, of the Hotel
Viotoria. The happy oouple will
reside in Mr. Fletcher's large house.
A very pretty display of vases is
to be seen in H. N. Coursier's store
window, some of them of beautifnl
desigu and all hand painted. A vase
is to be given away with each can of
the Forest City Baking Powder.
A meeting of Revelstoke Quadrille
Club will be held in Bourne's Hall
next Tuesday night for tbe purpose
of electing officers and making arrangements for tho coming season.
Members are earnestly requested to
attend.
Messrs. C. HoJden, J. Stobert, T.
Downs and others, who havo been
working on the Government trail
from the N. E. Arm to Fish Creek,
arrived up yesterday in their own
boat. The trail is not finished, but
the men ran short of "grub."
Owing to the melting of the snow
whioh fell on the mountains last
week tho waters of tho Columbia
roso about 7 feet one night this weok
aud carried away the framework of
the scow whioh was being built on
the beach near the Ecboolhouso.
Donald, Golden, and Field.���
Ladies of the abovo towns should be
on the lookout for Miss S, Graham,
who will pay them a visit about the
middle of the month with an exten-
sivo range of the latest novoltios in
Milliuery, Dress Goods, Mantles and
Children's wear.   The latest cuts in
dressmaking; perfect fit guaranteed.
'   The public ore often vory unjust,
but  never consciously  so,    What
they see clearly to be justioo they
always approve,    It often takes a
long time to bring them to soo things
as they really are, but in the end
their verdict is always right.   It was
faith iu this Idea which induced the
miiuufnctiiroi's of tho "Myrtle Navy"
tobacco to stand by their superior
brand under every discouragement
at the outsot.    Tho public verdict
has boon rendered at last, and it is
emphatically in their favor.
Ripans Tabulos oui'fl bad broath,
Ripans Taljulesi standard remedy,
Ripans Tabules cure dizziness.
Ripans Tabulos: for torpid liver,
Ripans Tabulos: u family remedy.
Alleged Housebreaking at
Eevelstoke.
Frank Saunders, a young mau who
has resided in tlio town about six
months, was brought beforo .ludge
Tunstall at tho Rovolstoko Courthouse on Wednesday, charged with
entering tho  premises of Messrs.
Hull Bros,, butchers, Main Ki"-��t,
ami stealing therefrom uio sum of
ij}li)8, on  Friday, September 28rd.
Siiundors was apprehended on Tuesday morning by Constable J. Kirkup
nnd lodged in tho lockup.    Judgo
Tunstall arrived from Kamloops on
Wedoesday  morning, and at  two
o'clock the prisoner, who pleaded
not guilty, waa placed in the dock.
Mr. John P. Sutherland, manager
for Hull Bros., stated that he placid
$138 in a cashbox, whioh was locked
in the desk. On Friday last be left
the shop about two o'clock in the
afternoon and worked till about five
o'olook at the slaiighter-houso. On
his return to tho shop he fouud tho
desk broken open nnd tho mouoy
gone. The back window was also
broken. Saunders had worked for
him two or three months in the
early part of tho summer, and knew
where the money was kept. He suspected the prisoner and charged him
with the theft.
Mrs. Wright, cook at the Hotel
Victoria, stated that Saunders gave
her some money to keep for him.
She did not count it, but there were
two $20 gold pieces und the rest was
in five and ten-dollar bills. She
spent ten dollars of it, Later ou sho
heard of the robbery, and concluded
that the monoy sho had was part of
what was stolen, and on Tuesday she
returned it to Mr. Sutherland and
told bim Saunders bad given it to
hor. The amount she returned was
$70.   Prisonor was then arrested.
Officer Kirkup and Mr. A. McNeil,
testified thut prisoner was without
money for some days beforo the
robbory, tho latter stating that
Saundersou triod to borrow 25c.
from him, saying ho was " broke."
Judge   Tunstall,  aftnr   ranjiowlog
tbo ovidenco, formally committed the
prisoner for trial, and ho was taken
to Kamloops prison the sumo night.
Saunders was reproved by tho
judgo for using bad language in
court. It is stated that the witness
Wright has loft the country, although
her destination was ostensibly Nakusp. But as hor sworu evideuce
has beeu taken, hor presonco will
not bo an absolute necessity. Most
likely tho trial will tako placo at
Kamloops on the 15th inst., when
tho witnesses will bo required to
attend,
the Revenue
Nelson.
A great deal of consternation has
been caused among the Nelson and
Ainsworth merchants by the sorntiny
of Iheir hooks by the Customs authorities, who have made the Btartling
discovery that tho Oauadian Govern*
nient bus been defrauded of upwards
of ��17,000  by under  valuation of
1 merchandise, kc, imported from the
United States.   It is said that suspicion had beon entertained for some
lime past  that  thero  was a discrepancy between the values of goods
| ussing tho Customs and the values
certified to by the importers, aud the
insignificant ciroumstanoe whioh led
. to the exposure was no doubt a bluu-
der on tho part of some clerk on the
other side, two invoices  being attached to a package���one  for the
trilling sum of about *fl3 nud the
other for a much larger amount, the
lattter being tho real value,   it appears to have beon the custom for
shippers on tho other side to alfauh
tho false invoice to tbo package aud
send the real one to the consiguue by
mail. The books of all tbe importers
 ....... ua Ull  LIIO lIUp
in Nelson and Ainsworth were examined, with the result that six firms
were fined and compelled to pay re.
epectivelv tho following heavy sums:
$700, $1,800, $2,300, $2,70U, $1,000,
aud $0,000,
Tale (or head) of a Duck.
During tho heavy rain on Monday
two very wet and bedraggled pilgrims wero notieeii carving a pas,-
Sllffn  through   tli.)    '"aiv-.   Ullst   Wllleh
had shrouded tho streets tbe whole
of the afternoon.   One of them was
heavily laden, and zigzagged a little
as ho walked.    At first sight they
were taken for peddlers, but as lhe
wayfarers drew nearer tl.o familiar
figure of tho  nondescript serenely
trotting at thoir heels "gave them
away."   It waH Morgan and Harry
Bourne I They had beeu duck shooting at Clanwillium, nud Morgan had
eight hue ducks slung by the neck
from the barrel of his gun, which ho
carried ou his shoulder,   They had
bad fine sport and bad  left about a
dozen or so on tho field (or rather
hike) of battle, bnt where the ser**
vices of the nondescript came in it
was difficult  to  determine.    With
another gun they could have bagged
twice as many, as the birds were
very plentiful.   But before reaching
tho mill Morgan's ducks wore reduced iu number,   While takiu,; a
nip of something hot at the Central
" to keep out the eohi," Guy Barber
adroitly severed the head of one and
withdrew it from the bundle ou .Morgan's back, but the sportsmen knew
it not until they reached home, Next
day Gny went duck shooting, and
later on exhibited the results of his
prowess iu the shape of a headless
duck, having shot the head dean oil',
But that yarn was too trauspareut.
Morgau recognized tho biro as one
of those he brought from Clan William !   .And the severed head, which
hud beeu left iu the pack, fitted the
body to a " T."   " Be sure your sin
will find you out, Guy."
VV. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near C.l'.R. Station)
It E V E L S T OKIl,    B.C.
A XnllllV STOCK  OF
English Worsteds, Scotch and
Irish Tweeds and Serges
AT PRICES THAT WILL CATCH
you.
FIT AMI MAKE-IT GUAIUHTEED.
A. H. HOLDICH,
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
REVELS TOKE,    B.C,
Nearly seven years assayer nt thc
Morfa Works, Swansea, and over 17
years chief analyst to Wigan Coal k
Iron Co., Wigan.
Assays ami analysis of every description undertaken on tho most
reasonable terms.
Positively no connection with any
mines or works; accurate nnd unbiassed results are therefore ensured.
Mr. C. P. Stoess, Nelson, is the
authorized agent tor Lower Kootenny,
G. TERRYBERRi*,
GENERAL BLACKSMITH
REVELSTOKE.
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a Specialty.
 PRICES BIG 111'.
E.  PICARD,
REVELSTOKE STATION,
Begs to announce that ho is pre.
I""''"1 t" make nnd repair all kiuds of
mattresses, pillows, ko,, at reasonable
\'n'w: Upholstering done on tbe
premises.   Satisfaction guaranteed. Ultbi.tAi nuitn-unwo idhheui,
i.
Of all unaccountable things it ought, to
bo the most unaooountable that so studious,
nay, learned a young man as Quido dorian),
clever, ambitious, a poet aud a doctor of
laws, should lmvo set all his hopes of happiness upon nobody better than tlio daughter of tho oaanieller, Fabio Vanucei���a girl
without a dowry, and unable to read ovon
a love-letter. Nay, more : though ho was
dead In love With Ircno whon ho lelt his
and her native Hari lo puisne his studies at
Naples, anil though he was a handsome and
amiable young mini wiih no distaste for
ploieure, ho came back from Naples to
liari deader in love with her than over !
Well, lovo has been answerablo for more
mini' louutable things oven than lhat; and
it certainly never occurred to the young ad-
vocato that there was even a certain lack of
prudence [or alawyer without clients to want
to marry a portionless girl when that girl's
name was Ireno Vami"' i. And, be it said
at once, thcrowere mitigating circumstances]
as ho, being a doctor of laws, would havo
put tho matter in another case than his own,
She waB very pretty ; she was vory good ;
she was very gentle ; and shs worshipped
him to an extent that would have satisfied
tlie most exaotlng demands of a vainer man.
Filially, they weie in love with ouo another
because���in short, because they wero.
H had been good to seo her face again,
after the long purgatory of absence, tempered indeed hy a letter now and then, but
written, as ho knew, not by tho hand ho
wanted to kiss sixty times an hour, and
not in her own simple words, hut hy the
crabbed fingers and in the high-flown stylo
of old Ulisse, who had probably composed
and written indcnlically tho same letters
for her mother ; perhaps even for her grandmother, and for Quldosgrandmother���who
could toll? Not Ulisse, for ho nevor told ;
ho had written so many love-letters that
meant no moro to him than his feo. The
real lettor had been the llowers, ono of
which Irene had never failed to put inside
���flowers which had inspired a string of
slornelli nearly long enough to reaoh from
Naples to Hari; a slornello for overy one,
with a few epics thrown in.
liut thero is nothing perfect. That road
from Naples to Ban had really seemed
Btrcwn with flowers, as, all the way back,
Ouido's fancy painted for him the Iirst meeting after so long a parting in a hundred different ways, and each way moro oliarming
in turn than all tho others. Ho of course it
was in the one way of which his romance
had scorned to dream. Not only, when he
had flown up the stairs to the high story
where lie hopod to have Ireno -for he knew
tho household arrangements-all to himself, did he find her father with her at an
unaccustomed hour, and a Btrangor with
her father, but ho found something else : a
certain chill which ho could not altogether
refer to his disappointment at the failure
of his carefully laid out plan for a joyful
and unrestrained meeting. Vanucei had
certainly changed Bomehow, and not���so
Ouldo felt���for tho better; and to the
stranger the young man felt one of theso
antipathies at first sight which somo people believe to bo infallible warnings.
The stranger was pale, emaciated, cadaverous to the poiut ul .-.ngtliness; llu looked as if he wero just about to olep into, or
had just stepped out ol, hin -rrnve. And
this appearance was the more intensified by
his contrast with (Juido's healthy youth,
the enameller's only two stoutainl too florid
vigor, and Irene's fresh grace and charm.
Such whs the man's appearance, that, it
ought, of right, to have inspired only pity,
not aversion. His pointed shoulders seemed almost to meet over his narrow chest;
the sockets of his eyes were like caverns ;
his thin lips were drawn away from his,
darkened teeth and gums; nnd the complex-
ion oi his cheeks resembled some gray
parchment on which a death-warrant had
been plainly inscribed, the signature being
only too legibly represented hy a hectic
ring round each hollow. Then his hands,
limp, waxen and wenk, with long lingers
and discolored nails, were alone enough to
tell a physician tales. It was not, however,
bodily disease that, to Gtti loat least, seem-'
cd to forbid sympathy. The man looked���
though the idea might not have occurred to
oue who was not a poet���as if he wore be- j
ing consumed by his own wickedness, and
yet wickedness of so weak a sort as to make
one wonder that it should be able to con-1
Biuiie anything.
This unwelcome intruder,  when  Goido
entered the room, was just coming to from
a tit of feeble yet exhausting coughing,
which made the lover's appearance il
more distressingly unseasonable,    lh- _ ow
came into Irene's cheeks an,! t! ���-���
her eyes when she saw whi i iiad i ome again:
but that coughing wretch kept
farther apart than the whole breadth of It- j
aly, which had I een between them 'i 1 today.
"Holdup, shnor,"saidVanuc
ly but cheerfully.   " I., ��� ��� ind a
cough are hard to hide. Iron,..- -nor
Merrick a dose of wine, and me another;
it's empty casks lhat make a noi��e, What!
Guido Floriani back igain I rake a dose
yourself. And to whose sa hall I
drink; Toi 'at,iam Floriai r . loriani,
primo< nori ot SanCarlo!or to the tjreai
i at Finn ini' It'll be anrn..>li'- ... ,- -,,
be mre, " he sal I, with ������ ��� si - I rather
nn overdone affectation of hlu .
than lie real thing,
" I have I >.:,,������ M,'. a dot toi
with  modeal  pr, le,   glari    t   at,  Irene,
and suddenly   aware   iit.it   her   quick-,
ened color was i anseii not by hi. swift
glance bul In the itranger'sunbridled I
liut at the word "doctor" 'in: lattert im-'
cd to Guido,
"Adootorl Ah! And a young dootorl
Then maybe you have heard lomo hing
new," he said in lhe ghost of a voioo which
nobody could interpret without the foar of
breaking it to pieces altogether, " I am an
Englishman ; my name is Merrick ��� Albert
Merrick. I am a rich man. I have seven
thousand pounds a hundred and HOVOnty
thousand francs, a year. I'm rich, talented,
amiable, not ill-look ing, ami yet i'm a miserable man, And why? All because of an
obstinate cold. Yes, you may well look ..'
ine. Though I say it that, shouldn't, I don't I
believe them ever was a oase like mine, I've
bullied your wholo faculty for years. I've
consulted every doctor, famous or not
famous, in London, Paris, Vienna, Mew
York���every where.   And they're humbugs,
ono and all. Consumption, indeed I   I've
tried Algiers, Madeira, South Africa, Davos
���places that cure oonwmptlon, So nunc
cunt bo consumption, or else it would have
been cured long and long ago, I've
been advinod to -.ry the air of tho Adriatic,
ho gasped, with a sort of leer at
Irene. " Bettor ��� bnt you soo I want to
get well. It's really important that I
should get well. You look too young to ho
licit, so you don't know what it means to
havo a lot of poor relations, a lot of wretches, waiting for your shoes, It's important
I should live to disappoint'em, every one.
I want to marry and havo a family of my
own. I don't want to feol, when I'm coming
here to look at Signor Vanucci's mosaics,
that every step would lie the death of 1110.
book horo ! I tell you what I toll every
doctor I see-: I'll givo twenty-livo thousand
francs to the ir.an who will rid mo of this
���cold. 1 expect thoro isn't a doctor iu
Europo, Africa, Australia, or America who
isn't after that monoy. Thoy say it's consumption, and that's where thoy go wrong.
I'll tell you my symptoms, In tho first
place���"
" Slgnor," said Guido, with increased
disgust, and taking advantage of tho other's
sudden exhaustion, " I fear thero is a misunderstanding, I am not a doctor of modi-
cino,   1 am an advocate���a doctor of laws."
" Oh���that all I" said tho Englishman,
as if Guldfl woro no longer worth notice
and Bottling down if to another stare at
Irene,
Vanucei began to fidgot a little; for all
his geniality, ho was evidently anxious and
ill at oaso. "An advocate, eh I all-
lawyers' houses aro built of fools' skulls.
Faith, you'll find building materials lor a
whole street of such houses in llari. By
the way, Slgnor Merrick, will you grant mo
ten thousand pardons���or oven one will do
���i< I loavo you! I've got to soo somebody
about something, and "
"I shall be delighted; that is to say,
don't mind mo," said Signor Merrick.
"Though I haven't got to work for my
living, 1 can mako ovory allowance for you
poor follows that have to���I can indeed.
Tho signorina -vill do to show mo thoso
mosaics just as woll."
"Then como along, doctor;" said Vanucei.
"Oome along. You'ro going my way, and
���yes, yes ; Ireno knows all about everything. You've come just in tho nick of
time, Doctor Floriani, to advise me about a
point of law. Wo can talk it over as wo
go. And cheer up, signor! 'Tis of the sickness a man fears that ho dies."
There was no help for it. Guido rather
plumed himself upon being a man of .'o-
Bource; and indeed it is wonderful how
full of resourco wo all are, except just at
tho moment when it is wanted. Unluckily
nothing occurred to him just then beyond
taking the stranger hy the coat-collar and
dropping him from the open window into
the street; and hefore he had timo to get
beyond his first thought, he was himself in
the street, his arm affectionately but tightly
imprisoned by Vanucci's.
" What's the meaning of all this!" he
asked hotly. " Who is that scaramouch up
there?"
"Gently! Business first andpleasurc afterwards, young man. My business is breakfast, and you shall be my guest. ' Scaramouch,' indeed ! Why, didn't you hear him
say that ho has a hundred and seventy
thousand lire a year? And it's true. My
skull isn't a brick for lawyers' houses. I've
inquired ! One of the clerks at Dionisi's
tells nie they're in a panic at tho length of
his credit; why, he drew for twenty thou-
s�����.i ijrCj hard cash, in a single hour. But
hero's onr yu��� Waiter, a ragout, and the
best bottle you have. The very best, mind;
my friend is from Naples, where they know.
And one can't have less than a ragout when
ono thinks of a hundred and seventy thousand lire���a hundred aim seventy thousand
lire a year! 'Tis true they're another man's,
as yet; but what will be, will be���and who
knows?"
The close, ill-favored air of the inner
room of the trattoria was not in itself provocative of appetite ; but even had Guido
brought any hunger with him, it would
have vanished before words which had already conveyed a dreadful thought into his
mind. Why should Signor Vanucei he taking so intense an interest in another man's
money ? Why had that other man���if such
a creature could be called a man���been so
ostentatiously left alone with Irene? It
was surely not to examine mosaics that so
feeble a wretch had climbed so many stain,
and not, as waa pretty evident, for the first
time.
Evidently, if he wished to make sure of
things, he had no time to lose.
" Sir. ' said he,  " I do not ye: possess a
I and seventy thousand lire a year,
winch, inded, is a great deal too much for |
inj:   iy.    But I have an honorable profes-1
sion, which .-nay lead a man anywhere.   I
haveafairmi .-.     ftalent; I havenotthe
worst     traders; I have youth, strength!
. a; ������:. I ,' I i' a Irene more deeply and
iiini       than ever was woman loved before.   1 wani    thing wil      r bnt 1 orself,
it she. God blcsa her, ia willing  to
- :   in :     '
������ Vanned, hold   ���
I   gi   imp   : : igo    -:. pended in mi l-air,
���   h bu   rise,   " Vou re after Irene tool
Ah!   I "'   now.     Yes,  of  I
1 : Ite    her sonnets    when
il e w .���    little girl.     I know ;   I  nse-i  to
[ei.   . ' like that, often ai d oft. n, when I
esn't last, it.ore's
���!   i .��� ��� Ly gi     h ive yon
i Napli    eh?   ', ,
lush ; if you do that, you
��� I    . ,1 y.a..',     a n iim!���, .-
��� m'l  help us witl   i     ��� ..
vill.    i      i us, -   land  thuswl ie,
I, very bad.   1 don't know
hov il        i '  though I ink,   mi
ov,-r my work ' b in in :���' in the
trade md never sol to work wil honl longer thoughl than anybody else would wanl
io turn out a bushel ol rubbish, the porvoit
ioi 'he day ii      i tha   I ore sit I,
I ibi i Vanu   ..  tai  ing on turnip tops   ;, I
nogar, ��� hilo < ven > doll lib i R iggii ri,
who'll think nothing of ici imbl
in a we!, what would take me a ) tr to
put my mind upon, la feasting on      ilana
and champagne,   As if gonitis, w
lo vail   a      ph ition, could be oxp i te'
to como at a 'pst,' liko lieppo thoro   no,
lieppo ; il   wasn't, you  I callod, it Waa inspiration ; but, as you've  omi in ���������
may bring another flask; anl better than
yonr last, this time,    8o, thns ids
How oan things be settlod so that, II i mad
marries and dies, his widow may I.e. his
heir1"
" No I" oxolalmed Guido, starting from
his chair. " It Is impossible   It is horrible I
Irene--lhe wife of       "
" Ah ! VOIl'ro sharp, you lawyers. Yrs ;
I trust, that by lho time this bottle is
through, things will ho ripe for my bless
ing "
" Why, lhe man is al death's door
"Andso things must bo done nulokly,
Ono may wail, for au inspiration,  but not
thousaud lire por annum. Congratulate mo,
my deir Guido, In avery, very abort time,
with your legal help, Irene Merrick, born
Vanucei, will bo the richest widow in Italy
���still beautiful, still young. Why ! she
will become countess, duchess, princess-
even���who knows?"
II.
" Per Bacco ! if it isn't Guido Florianl I"
Guido started at a smart slap upon tho
shoulder, as if he wero suddenly rousoil
from a nightmare. And, indeed, it was
really little less. For he had been sitting in
a daze, blind to tho bustling departure of
Vanuooi, and to all savo the ghastly vision
of his Irene standing before tho altar with
such a bridegroom, Fool that lie had boen,
to think that a woman could bo won by
faith and constancy,���that tho love of a lifo
could outweigh a solid lump of lire every
year?
Howover, tho rough salutation brought
him back to tho life that had to be lived
with or without Irene ; and ho found himself alono in the trattoria but for one man
apparently a few years his senior, with
whoso face, though ho could not recall it,
ho did not feel wholly unfamiliar. It was
nol, however, a face that was easily forgotten���not handsome, by any means, hut,
whilo grave and thoughtful, amazincly keen,
with brilliant black eyes which seemed to
bo everywhere at once, in an anything but
comfortable manner for any dusty corner or
for anybody who had anything to hide.
And thoro was this peculiarity about the
wholo face, that theso same eyes, though so
full oi light and movement, had not tho
sign of a smilo in thom, oven though the
lips and tho voice expressed easy good na-
turo; their touch of wildness, in conjunction with otherwise homely and commonplace features, gave them the odd effect of
belonging to some other man.
"What?"ho wont on, with a light laugh
at Ouido's evident want of recognition.
"Don't you remember SaverioCalo?'
" Gapperi!" exclaimed Guido. "Why,
to think that you should remember mo
after all these years! But I thought you'd
loft Bari for good���"
"For everybody's good, I hope, And how
have things been going on without mo? Not
vory well, I should say, if you aro a specimen. You look as if thcre'd been a dozen
indigestions in that ragout"
"I have not been in Bari three hours,
after being away throe years," said Guido
bitterly���in anything but tho toneiu which
one gretta an old friend.
"If that isn't a coincidence I why, I'vo
been away six years and back aix hours!
And what have you boen doing all this
while? Yob, I've been faithful to my first
love, who'll be my last���science ! Hero's hor
health, in what's left in your bottle. 1 foil
in love with her, if you romemher, that
day when, not as high as this table, we saw
that Dulcamara fellow at tho fair. Uo you
remember how I used to operate upon every
creature that came in my way, oven tlowr
to an amputation of the hind leg of my
grandfather's favorite armchair? Well, I've
gone through the whole thing since then
I've walked the hospitals in Paris, and am
now full-blown into doctor of medicine. No
I don't tliink of practising in Bari. A physician with a French degree mustn't waste
himself on the Adriatic. Perhaps Naples,
perhaps Florence, perhaps Rome. I'm ambitious���I must havo a largo field. I have
ideas; 1 must try them on all sorts and
kinds of men. Imay even go back to Paris���
not much chance, perhaps, whoiegood physicians arc as common as black-berries ; hut
think of the cases one sees and studies���tho
number, tho variety ! If 1 had but ten thousand francs I'd go hack to Paris, and never
leave the dissecting-room. That's the beauty of science, my dear Floriani. When you
fairly know her, you'll marry her without a
dowry ; and you'll never tire of her, because
the more you know of her, the moro there's
left to know."
Thus he rattled on, without giving Guido
a chance of speaking, in a light, quick voice
and easy manner; whilo, and especially
when he paused at last, his eyes took a
glow, as if it was the nonchalance that was
skin-deep, and possibly affected, while the
enthusiasm, even though expressed half in
mockery, was real.
"Then there isanother coincidencc,"said
Guido, forcing himself to makesoine sort of
response to his old comrade. " Wc are doctor and doctor-you of medicine, and I of
law.''
" Excellent! And have you yet had your
first client?"
"No."
" Nor I my first, patient! Now this is
getting really interesting. Wo wero evidently made for one another. Let's make a
bargain. We'll climbone another's shoulders.
I'll physic you for your first illness, and
vou shall defend tne in my Iirst action-at-
law. .And we will dose and defend each
other so well, that there will he no lawyer
in the Two .Sicilies but Dr. Floriana, and
no physician but Dr. (.'nlo. I've a great
mind to begin your treatmont for indigestion
or love, or whatever's tho matter with you,
from thia very hour."
" Have you sver studied consumption?"
asked Guido, rather grimly, for ho was in
no humor for badinage, and all tho less for
feeling aa if those uncomfortable eyes ot
llr.  I alo  were reading hitn through and
ad consi mption -phthisis i   I ? -
havo I not indeed "' oxolalmed the young
in, his whole face lighting up witii
- nt,   " Why, phthinis is my passion;
It i-  a  mystery   the most fasoinating of
ll ia the purpose of my life  to
-   mse, itscourse, ils euro. Why
do yon ask���"
" Be auee,  if vou wanl a patient, I'vo
��� tier tl an myself for you.   a pa-
. ia offi ring twenty livo thousand
nybo ly who will save him from
.    ., ii
"A case of phthisis?   And  twenty-five
id I'm your man.   If ho is
curable, conaidci him cured.    Whore can I
I-/      friend? when '"
H"    not my friend," said Guido,   " I
'- u       .  ami for a bettor reason than his
being my friend."
" And whal is that?"
��� '���   ���   o ho I  my enomy,   Becanso I
want, him to he well and strong enough for
me to orosa iwor la with him that la why.
i'.' ��� i I don'l want tho diagracoof having
for a i ival n lol ol bones held together by n
icrap ol skin,   Booauao   in shoi I   because
" Ah," ild Savorlo, " I know as soon as I
asl my oyoa >n vou lhat you wore In aome
sort ol a fevct i and that tl. must bo cither
dyspepsia or lovo, I waa ascertain as that
there's no dish worth t fit of Lhe Brat and
no women Worth a touch of the second.   I'll
ease! I'lnbrtaou me, my dear Guido I This
ia moro than coincidence ; it shall not bo my
fault if your enemy docs not livo to put you
past even my mending. Twenty-livo thousand liro ! Why, with good luck I shall be
ablo to work at phthisis for another tcu
years tjcome."
(to he i:oNTi.vi!i;i��.)
CHEEKS FOE THE CAPTAIN'S WIFE
The Slur)  of n I'hirJi.v Woman nnd llmr
Mir Mil vrd llie Ship.
A veteran sailor, Captain Eastwick, do-
dares that of all lho women with whom he
was over at son, ho never met moro than ona
who could reitaln from asking questions in
moments of extreme peril and urgency.
That one was his wife, and clsowhore iu his
autobiography ho pays another tribute to
her courageous disposition. He had just
ridden out a galo with much dilliculty in
the Indian Ocean, when ho wns sighted by
two Dutch brigs of war, which Immediately
gavo chase. So ordered all sail spread, but
his ship was insiilliciently manned and
much precious time was lost.
Jt was morning, and my wile had como
on deck, and stood with my glass in her
hand looking at tho two brigs, whilo I had
myself taken tlio wheel, so as to spare
overy man for the urgent work aloft. They
had evory stitch of canvass spread, and wore
sailing throo feet for our two.
A great feeling of despondency camo
over mc as 1 saw this and thought of my
young wifo standing thero in front of mo,
and of the fate that might bo in store for her.
And then to increase the danger, the brigs
opened lire, and a shot camo skipping after
us, but loll short.
In a fow minutes more they fired again,
and now it was evident that we should soon
bo in range, and I called to my wifo to go
bolow. But sho refusod to do so. Another
shot camo closer to us than any previous
ono, and I shouted to my crew up aloft to
redouble thoir exertions ; but they unable
to copo with tho work in hand, answered
that they wanted help,
There was only myself loft who could aid
them, and I dared not leave the wheel.
We wore sailing close to the wind, and any
deviation from our courso might throw all
sails aback, and ho our ruin.
My wife perceived my extremity. During tho voyage sho had three or four times,
by way of amusement, taken a short trick
at the wheel. This gavo her confidence for
the occasion, anil without a moment's hesitation sho ran to my Bide.
" Give mo the wheel Robert," she cried,
" and you go and help I I will do my best
to keep her head up,''
There was no lime to remonstrate, and
indeed her assistance camo liko aid from
heaven. With a blessing for her pluck I
handed the helm over to her, and darted up
the shrouds.
As soon as the crow saw what had occurred, the noble example seemed to animate
them with new vigor, ann whon I joined
them, and was able to assist as well as to
direct, we managed to complete the bonding on of the foresail.
The shots from the Dutchmen were coming fast and thi-k now, but hope waa in
our hearts. Sail by sail wo got a Bplcudid
spread of canvas on tho Endeavor, and as
each fresh one began to draw, we first held
out own, and then gradually left our enemy
behind ; and when after an hour's hard
work, I returned to deck, we were practically out of danger.
Then one of the men took off his cap and
called for threo cheers for the captain's
wife, and never, 1 think, did any lady at
sea receive such a compliment as burst from
the throats of these rough men, whoso best
instincts had heen appealed to by the brave
deed thoy thus spontaneously app auded.
What a Friend Is.
The London Tit-Bits recently offered a
prize for tho best definition of " What a
Friend Is."
This is the prize definition :
Thc first person who comes in when tho..
whole world ha. gone out.
The following aro some of the best definitions submitted :
A bank of credit on which we can draw
Biipplies of confidence, counsel, sympathy,
help, and lovo.
One who considers my need before my de-
servings.
The triple allianco of tho three great
powers, love, sympathy and help.
One who understands our silence,
A jewel, whose lustre the strong acids of
poverty and misfortune cannot dim.
One who smiles on our fortunes, trowns on
our faults, sympathizes with our sorrows,
weeps at our bereavements, and is a safe
fortress at all times of trouble.
One who, gaining tbo top of the ladder,
won't forgot you if you remain at bottom.
One who in prosperity do-.'s not toady
you, in adversity assists you, in s ekness
nurses you, and after your death marries
your widow and provides for your children.
Tho holly of life, whoso qualities aro
overshadowed in tho summer of prosperity,
but blossom forth in the winter cI adversity.
He who does not adhere to the saying that
No. 1 should come first.
A wal eh which boats truo for all lime,
and never " runs down."
All insurance against inisanthrnphy.
An earthly minister of heavenly happiness.
A friend is like ivy���the greater the ruin,
I lie closer he clings.
One who lo himseli is true, nnd therefore
must be so to you.
The same to day, the samo to-morrow,
ilhci in prosperity, adversity or sorrow.
Ono who coin bines for you alike tho pleasures and benefits of society and solitude,
One who is a balanco in the boo saw of
life.
line who guards another's interest as his
own and neither Halters nor deceives.
A nineteenth century rarity.
One who will toll you of jour faults nnd
lollies iu prosperity and assist you with his
hand ami heart ill advenii'.y.
Olio truer to mo than 1 am myself,
We are lohl Hint lho English of our day
is considered by n high authority almost
pi fo t, alike for thepurpose of the oralor,
th" phlloaophi r. the lecturer, and lhe poet,
The purest English is said to be spoken in
Um i. nshire. There are four times as many
words in our language at there are in the
French, yet a philologist estimates that the
coinage of now wnids ill onr tongue goes on
at the rate of one hundred annually,
Prosperous Condition oriheTnin Islands
or,New Zealand.
Now Zealand is congratulating herself on
the exceeding prosperity of the colony.
Timo was when any colonist saw in tho
English papers or magazines a discourso on
colonial indebtedness or extravagance ho
know that New Zealand was to he pointed
at as the chief sinner. This colony was for
many years the shocking example of prodigality and waslofnlness, in whose path
thero was no way to escape for many years
to conic. Now all that is changed. New
Zealand has turnod the corner. Wo wero
long on the down grade, but aro now ascending. Othor colonics aro worse than
ever we wero, and arc getting berated and
scolded, as wo onco did, Wo nro actually
pointed at by our neighbors as showing how
a colony can recover itself, nnd nfter being
almost overwhelmed again recover life and
strength. And so when wo seo articles
about Australasian financial embarrassments we heliovo lhat our noighhors will
probably suffer moro than onrsolvos.
Wo aro not, however, disposed to do
much in the way rf hallooing, Wo do not
led yet that wo aro quite out of tho woods,
Our debt is almost as heavy as over it waa,
and to meet it we havo to levy taxation that
is exceedingly burdensome and tho full evil
oil'octs of which we have not yet ascertained.
But at all events wo aro not adding lo uur
Indebtedness and ovory day wo aro increasing our means of paying. Whilo New South
Wales and Victoria are now writhing with
deficits and striving to cut down their overgrown establishments our colonial treasurer
is in tho position of having to proclaim a
surplus. All this has been brought about 'iy
soveral good, old-fashioned molhods, which
have boen successful in cases of extravagance since the world began and which will
be successful lo the end of time, Wo
havo stopped incurring indebtedness. We
have spent loss and we have earned more. Wo have imported loss aud
wc havo exported more. For instance, in
1879 the imports of New Zealand amounted to ��8,374,681, whilo tho oxporls were
��5,743,126. This Bort of thing continued
down to 1888, when the imports were .Ki,-
941,1)00 and the oxpnrts ��7,707,326. So that
between 1879 and 1888 our imports fell to
tho oxtcnt of ��2,4,'I2,684, while our exports
increased hy ��2,024,199. In 1889 our imports wero $6,303,863, being a slight increase
over the previous yoar, whilo the exports
made a bound up to ��9,.'i41,8G4, In 1890 the
imports were much tho same as the previous
year (��6,260,,ri25), whilo the exports wero
��9,811,720, In 1891 tho imports wero ��6,-
503,849 and exports ��9,811,720. The increase in the imports last year was owing to
their progress toward something like th sir
normal relative position. Tho slight falling
oil of the exports is attributed to tlio de-
croaso in our exports of frozen mutton, there
having been a groat demand in the colony
itself to stock land which was newly being
brought into cultivation.
BUilDKNED WITH A SURPLUS.
And so it comes that our treasurer has I
surplus, with which lo meet tho house, ol
about ��170,000 after paying off ��100,000 ol
lho floating debt. The customs revenue ii.
��1)8,000 in excess of the customs revenue of
tho previous year, tho duties being exactly
tho same. This shows that the people have
beon ablo to spend more freely and aro less
straightened than when the pinch first
came after ourdaysofoxtravagancc. While
we were borrowing money and spending it
freely tho work of settlement was almost at
a standstill. Work was plentiful in tho
cities, and wages so high that men woro
actually drawn from producing occupations
into occupations that wero nonproductive,
At the present time the stir of new sottlo
irent on the waste lands is being heard al
over the colony, and this heroic work wil,
not cease till New Zealand is financially safe
and sound.
It must be acknowledged that so far as
governments have any credit in the resuscitation of ouraffairs itisdue to the Atkinson finance and administration. The land
law, too, is exactly the same as has been in
operation for the last five years. Last session the proporty tax was repealed and a
laud and income lax enacted. It isestimat-
ed that these will produce not loss than tht
amount now raised by the property tax.
With settlement extending in all directions
the steady increase of revenue from various
sources is a matter of certainly.
The colony has no doubt many difficulties
still to encounter. In the financial measures
of last session, promoted by tho Ballanoo
ministry, uro variousprovisiouaexceodiugly
objectionable to many colonists and to persons in England having money invested in
New Zealand. All those provisions have
still to run the gauntlet of next session before they come into actual operation, and
wo confidently anticipate that many improvements will be made. As for tho land
nationalization theories of tho premier,
tbey are disturbing enough in their way.
But most of the other members of thc cabinet aie strongly opposed to them, and will
not agree to any advance in this direction.
Tho feeling throughout lhe colony is
strengthened against anything like headlong legislation, and thai feeling, no doubt,
will be given eliect to.
The Woman of These Times.
Woman���with a capital letter���should
iy now have cease I to bea specialty. There
should be no mo o need of " movements" in
her bohalf and agitations for her advancement and development considered apart
rom the general good of mankind, than for
tlio abo ition of negro slavery in the United
Stales, "For what a man"���and presumably a woman���" hath, doth ho yet seek
alter!" With the world of knowledge and
opportunity thrown open to her, il argues
little for her ambition and less for hor
ability to gr sp cardinal principles that she
elects to build fancies about her reservation,
and expends time and forces in patrolling
precincts nobody cares to attack. " I am
glad the question for disc ssion to-day does
not contain the word 'woman,'" said a
member of a cd-brated literary dub, "I
am aweary of the pretentious dissyllable,
and satiated wiih incessant twaddle of
' woman's progress,' ' woman's work for
woman,' and the ninety nnd nine variations
upon the one string. By this jima wc ought
to bn there if we are ever to arrive. I am
hall-sick of uoinanhood! i want lo lea
human btrng."���[Marion Hariand.
Artesian wells spouted in lbeV?a 2,0C9
years before the Christian era.
i"
'
i* TIIE IW Sill MS.
cd lo no great credit.   He mado a bad bargain first for thoir passage and on tho way
  ovcr did not Bhow any special courtesy to
Intense Excitement In Vic tori it ?ny .01"** ��r.a"y.additional consideration
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1     -
ti
for the captains of thc schooners    Thero is
Over Mil*  n.ffll'Hnntled i another causo  for complaint.    There aro
Ollll*;i!,<' ] several small boats from the seized schoou-
  ers on board the Majestic.   The sealing
Active Measures Being Taken to Fully mon claim that thesewere given them by
m Inform the Qovernmeut of the
Facts,
j Capt, de Levron, of the Zabiaka, lor uso In
case of shipwreck,   but Capt.   Lorentzen
: claims he bought them from the l'.uasians.
Itiissinn Niivni tinkers as Peddlers of Canned Oooila���Fcnra For other
Schooners,
The Victoria Colonist just to hand fur-
iiishos further particulars about I ho seizures
of tho British .Sealers, The Colonist says :
���There has been no occurrences in connection with tho sealing industry for some
timo  past  whicli  crealo.l anything  liko
the    same  amount of interest and ex- j quantity  of canned supplies
ciloinenl as was engendered yesterday when ' pli the Russians confiscate
��!...       l-a - ���
Ho has them on board still and intom
keep them.
ORNAMENTS (?) To THE PROFESSION.
The   officers of   the   Russian   frigate
Zabiaka, from all reports, are not what ono
would honestly call ornaments to their profession so far as their senso of honor and
decency is concerned at any rate. On board
the seized scaling schooners there was a
fruit, etc.
and the of
the complete story oftho soizures of ono fioers actually offered some of it for sale at
American and three Canadian schooners by the store in I'otropaulovsky, while others
tho Russians was read.   Not only, too, was peddled it round Irom house to house en-
this the case among tho schooner owners deavorlng lo get cost for it.    This sort of
themselves, but almost every one was talk
ing about tho outrage.
At a meeting ot lho Sealers' Association
held yesterday morning it waa decided to
have a complete statement of tho case prepared in ns briet form as possible and telegraphed to Premier Sir John Abbott at Ot-
lawa so that tho Government can have the
full facts at its disposal. This was done,
and last night the message was sent, so that
a reply will probably bo received in courso
of a day or two. The sealers hope thai tho
Dominion Government will tak
conduct may he all right for Russians, but
it would bo considered most extraordinary
if British olliccrs had been the offenders'
FKOM UKITISH IUDIA.
Trade Willi Tlbel-Sli-irrsllllon In the City
ol  Hushi'ilr.
According to the estimates furnished by
the deputy commissioners of Calcutta, tho
total outturn  of ten in  Assam last year
minediatc I amounted to about 00,400,000, pounds, as
action and promptly lay the full account of ^"/.P110'1 witl' 89,080,000 reported hy the
tho seizure beforo tho Imperial Govern- Jnd'?Vet5 mo?Mon""? ab��ut 81.000,000
ment, so that the lights of vessels flying by the trade returns. The figures in each
,i,��� it.:,���.i. n  fi-- iu ���     case are higher than those of 1 SOO, the dif
ference varying between 2,200,000 pounds
in tho trade returns to 13,000,000 in the estimates of the Tea association.   Both the
the British flag on thc high seas may ho
maintained.
The Provincial Government will also lend
THE WEIGHT OK ITS INFLUBNOK
in endeavoring to have the matter adjusted
as promptly and fairly as possible. Yestei-
day morning Hon. Theodore Davie, Premier
and Attorney-General, gave instructions to
have a complete statement made of all the
facts and circumstances of the case, these to
be prepared in affidavit form and forwarded
at once to Ottawa. This prompt action on
the part of the Government will assist very
materially in enabling the Ottawa Government to deal with the :ase.
The Premier, speaking to a Colonist reporter yesterday, said ho thought all that
would be necessary would be to lay the complete
STATEMENT OK TnB FACTS
before tho Ottawa authorities. This would
show clearly how the matter stood, and ho
had every hope that the Dominion Government would act with promptitude and energy in having tho Imperial Government
fully advised.
The British Columbia Board of Trade has
ilso taken tho seizures into consideration,
nnd a memorial has been prepared sotting
'���*""' ""���'-"'"    This is to bo forwarded at
forth tho facts.
once to Ottawa, with an urgent request that J���}, an_d_ "�������? expended "for the publio
trado and district returns show a large iu
crease in the yield per aero, and the improv
ment was common to both valleys.
Tibet is taking British goods to even a
larger amount than it did before the war
with .Sikkim. The total value of the trade
from tho latest reports, is 3,500,000 rupees
and, aa in tormor years the balance ia in
favor of Tibet, the exports fiom that country being valued at 2,600,000 rupeos, as
against 900,000 rupees of imports. From
Bengal the principal imports are indigo,
piece goods, woolen goods, tobacco, and
metal wares.
A curious illustration of superstition
which still prevails in Kashmir is tho following :   The municipal committee, with a    ,     , - -       ,  ,     ,.      ���
P       .,   .,     ��� ' i- i,   i    i cherche enough for him.   Connoisseurs in
view to purify the air, lighted a large num- .       .   * , ,. ,, , , ,.
��� ���    ��   I i     c     ���        ��� a     [ .i     precious stones were dehghted to see him
ber of sulphur fires in various parts of the  ������,jf���. .  ,-, . j.-.���.b. ,   ,
city, Some of the Moulvis preached that
any step to oppose the will of God will excite divine wrath more, aud that people dying in the mohallaliB where sulphur waB
burnt would dio as Kafirs or infidels, The
result was that within an hour people extinguished the fires with water, and thus
EUINHD BY. A FORTUNE.
An Kxlraorrilnary Slury.
Alexander I'otruch should bo a horrible
example to young men. Ho was onco happy
pegging away in a hardware shop earning
enough to help his father, a littlo old watchmaker, lo keep the family from starving.
Ho had no hopes and no ambitions biivo
that he yearned, oh I so mightily, to savo
enough to start housekeeping for himself.
Then he would marry his sweetheart, Sarah
Oranitzer, who made neckties, which is to
Bay she was a slave. She is thodauglilarof
a tailor. Such was Alexander I'otruch
when���unhappy day lor him ��� somo one
mado him behove that ho had inherited
��3,000,000 from his undo, Dr. Joseph Pot-
inch. Tho story was this:���The Potruchs
lived at V'ilna, Russia. Joseph I'otruch
was adopted by a wealthy nhysicinii, who
sent him to college and made a physician,
out of him. That shows what can ho done
with raw material, After Joseph had
graduated his benefactor died, leaving him
an nmplo fortune. Willi this he went to
San I'Vancisco nnd built up a tremendous
practice. He invested his money to such
good purpose that it multiplied faster than
did the sheep of Jacob of old when he played a little physiological trick on Laban, Dr.
'otruoh dii'l and
I.EKT HIS FORTUNE
to his nephew Alexander, the son of his sister
Rebecca, who had married hor cousin, ,\lnr-
cua.   And Alexander believed this Blory.
His father, old Marcus, did not, hut went
on,  as  usual, searching  for  his fortune
through a magnifying glass iu the works of
such watches as were trusted to him.   But
Alexander did believe it, and he had good
reason  to.   The newspapers  of  lho day
printed all about him,   The  contrast between the humble tenement in which he
lived and thc princely wealth to which ho
had fallen heir was duly made and exploited.   The sunshine whioh fell upon Alexander's house seemed to he moro golden than
that which fell on any house in the neighbourhood.  Everybody heard of Alexander's
luck.  Y\ ho didn't admire the young Monte
Cristo of the east sido ?   Alexander never
had so many friends before,   The tailors
urged upon him suits of clothes cut from
the most fantastic stuffs.   Re could pay
for them when ho would.   Dealers in fancy
neckties vied for his custom.   Furniture
men went down on their knees to  him.
Would he not honour them by ohooslng
from their stock to fit out the palaoo ho
would erect.   The most recherche collar
buttons, as they say on the cards in tho
Bowery jeweller's windows, were not re-
Sr^
^^^^^^^ ing tho money to
maintain it, I'otruch cannot drop the I listen
he acquired during that happy poriod when
ho thought ho had millions, livery now
and thon ho imagines himself rich again
and indulges in purchases he cannot pay
for.
A Land of Much Fertility.
MEAL TIME-
every step necessary be taken both to protect the sealers' property, and to secure
compensation for the seizures already made.
Besides this, the Vancouver Board of Trade
will also he asked to co-operate.
Collector of Customs Milne has made a
complete statement of the facts which have
been reported to him. This statement also
goes to Ottawa to back up if necessary
what other statements have been made. The
American Consul at this port has been
waited upon by ('apt. Furman, of the San
Francisco schooner, C. H. White, and the
American Government will accordingly bo
fully advised.
ANXIETY FOR OTHER SCHOONERS.
The. sealing schooners owners in this city
and elsewhere in the Province have really
grave cause for fear. There are nearly 40
of the schooners cither now on tho Russian
Coa3t, or en route therefor, and no ono can
tell how many of those are seized already,
for, judging by what has been done in the
case of the Rosie Olson, the Willie MeGowan,
the Ariel and the White, all are in danger.
Should theso vessels be seized and the officers and men be treated in the snme way as
the others were, no ono can tell what the
extent of the injury and loss will be. Not
only is much valuable property in danger,
but the very lives of tho men who aro on
board are risked.   Even now there may be
gootl was wasted.
From the lst of January next there will
bo a reduction of 50 cents per ton in the
Suez canal tolls. The board has fixed the
net dividend at 10*if ,r>0ci. per share. As
the net dividend last year was 801 75ci,, the
increase amounts to 18f 75ci. In accordance
with the London convention, the ship owners or customers of the canal are to share in
the profits after the payment of a dividend
of !)()f by a reduction in the tolls.
Tho Aden camel battery, which came into
existence some years ago, is doomed to extinction. It appears that the Arab tribes
inhabiting the debatable land are now peacefully inclined toward the Aden garrison,
though not to their immediate neighbors, so
that the Camel battery work is confined to
shows and rehearsal when the Bombay commander in chief or some other high official
visits Aden ; when, as a rule, the peacefully
inclined ount does not shine. It has, therefore, been determined to store the useful
little guns of the Camel battery in the Aden
arsenal until such time as the playfulnsssof
the Arab trilus outside of the Aden defenses
may lead to their withdrawal.
A Stanee Claim.
An American named Webster has made
___ ,  -1 an  enormous  claim  upon  New Zealand
some _of them turned _ ashore at Behnng j through the United States Govern-rent, and
communications on the subject have been
Island, or along the inhospitable coast, to
starve or suffer privations, and there will
be no means of escape, as the dunces are
very strongly against any ship calling there
by which they might be brought home, In
the absence of further news, the excitement
is whetted on the grindstone of anxiety.
Thero is no means of communicating with
the schooners to warn them of their anticipated fnte, and no way of finding out
whether any other seizures have been made,
except by sending asteamer over. The Sealers' Association and the owners generally
are of opinion that a warship should be despatched, and they will asu Admiral Hotham
to endeavor to spare one of the lleet to patrol
the " dangerous waters," and, if necessary,
to render assistance.
CAI'TAIN COX INWON'ANT.
Captain J. D. Cox, president of the Sealers' Association, expresses, in no uncertain
lar      ^m '  *
opened with the Imperial Government.
Webster's story is that when a young man
he came to New Zealand with (1000 dol'ars
invested in goods to trade with the Maorics.
He purchased from them the right to set up
a trading station atCoromandd.and was tho
first white man to settle there. He learned
tospcak the Maori language, and largely increased his capital by trading in pork, timber, and other productions. Ho bought
land at or near the site on which the city of
Auckland stands,
man to settle ^^__^^_^^_^_
prospered ho increased his land purchases, established a shipbuilding yard, and he
claims to be the pioneer of civilizr.tiin in
that part of the colony. He asserts that
when tho British Government took possession of New Zealand his lands and other
property were wcrth ��l,000,000sterling,and
that he was deprived of his property by the
treaty which the Government of Great
Britain concluded with the native chiefs at
and was the first whito
in  that  locality.    As he
property
gunge, tho indignation he feds over the
occurrence.   Ho does not know of anyl hing
the scalers can do lo supplement what has
already been done by I hem, but, if he had
his way, would see that a British warship
was at once sent to patrol the waters of the
Japan and Russian coasts to protect British
vessels against such piracy as that of Russia.
"It used to he," ho exclaimed in disgust,
"that a vessel Hying the British flag was
safe any where on tho high seas and it was
tho pride of Ureal Britain that her Hag was
respected everywhere.    But it seems now
that almost anyone can with impunity insult it, and the British flag on a Canadian
vessel can be trampled ou with little fear of
punishment,"
One thing of which Captain Cox most
complains is that no warning was given at
any time of thoaction which would betaken I
by the Russians, and there was no way in
which the Vontoria schooners could be instructed that thoy were in danger.    The lunv procce(iii,g between London and \Vel
captain is very much afraid nolhing will be | i:������(L ���:,u . ..: i J-. ���'��� ���' *--���'
done lo maintain tho rights of lhc schooners
on the high seas, for his experience In lhe
past has been that the scalers get scant
justice.
I'.NTITI.KI) TO NO OBKAT CltKPIT.
While the oaptallis and men who were
brought buck lo Victoria from lhe inhospitable "shelter" of Petropaulovsky were glad
enough lo get away under nny conditions,
nnd aro accordingly grateful toCaptain Lur-
c',i en. nf llio Majestic, Ic n "i g tin in
away, llioy claim that ihe captain ia ontltl*
Waltangl.    After   losing   his
through the British Government assuming
sovereignty over New Zealand, Webster returned to the States to assert his rights.
In his petition to the United States Senate
he claimed an indemnity of 78,145 dollars
for loss am! damage up to January, 1840,
and 6,673,000 dollars for loss and damage
for land purchased from 183.1 to 1840. The
United States Senate passed a resolution to
tho effect that the claim for indemnity
was founded on justice, and deserved the
cognisance and support of the Government
of the United States, and the President was
requested to take such steps as he thought
proper to secure Willia.n Webster a just
settlement and final adjustment of his claim
against Great Britain. Tiie United Stales
Government has proposed to submit the
claim to arbitration, and negotiations are
instoii with a view of determining whether
the arbitration proposal is to be accepted or
not. The question will, of course, arise as
to whether the Imperial or Colonial Govern-
ment, or both, should pay any award which
the arbitrators might make in Webster's
favour,
The Cz&r is displeased at the recent con-
Bid in tho Pamir country between the Russians and Afghans, which resulted in the
Ainccr appealing lo tho Indian Government for aid.
prefer a 17J-carat diamond to a' 1-cara,
stone. He bought everything on credit,
and his credit waa simply unlimited. He
could havo cashed a cheque for a million
anywhere on the Bowery had tho prosperous traders of that thoroughfare been accustomed to keep such large amounts on
hand,   He became
TUE HOWLING SWELt
of the Bowery���the Clinton street Beau
Brummel. His diamonds were thc envy of
all the bartenders. His clothes illustrated
the best [esthetic moods of the east side
tailors. Society welcomed him. Ho was
the guest of honour at every picnic, and his
presence sufficed to make a target excursion
a success. "Silver Dollar" Smith sought
to enlist his interests on the side of reform,
and Johnny Brodsky was no less earnest
that he cast his political fortunes with tho
grand old Republican party. Alexander
had friends by the legion. He drank champagne so exclusively that he forgot tho
taste of water. Speculative mothers with
marriageable daughters set their caps for
him. Rebecca's black eyes lit up and burned when she saw him ; Miriam's rounded
bosom palpitated when he approached her.
But did Alexander forget his Sarah, the
little girl stitching away at the neckties?
Did he grow fickle, rich as he believed himself to be? Mot much. Ho loved Sarah,
and wiih the original Solomon ho sang,
".More precious than rubies is a virtuous
woman ; yea, than refined gold. Selah." So
young Alexander took the blushingaSarah,
to the Court-liouso on September 14- last,
and Judge Van Wyek made them one.
There's no doubt about that; there wero
plenty of witnesses. There were two of tho
bride's uncles, two of her cousins and her
sister Jennie's beau, Harry Marcus.    Then
THU HAl'l'V LITTLE COMl'ANY
went to the Potruclihome, where the wedding
feast was spread. A nightortwoafterwards
Clinton Street did honor to Alexander. It
burstoul into flags, bunting, andChinesclanterns. There was a brass band, and flowers
and carriages for overy one. Whatthcenter-
tainmeutcostno one knew. What matter
the cost? Was not ��3,000,000 waiting for
young Potruch in San Francisco? He, indeed,
thought that sum represented the cash on
handonly,andt)'at there wero rloher millions
waiting for him in his undo Joseph's bonds,
mortgages, anil promises to pay. The autumn waned, tne snow Hew, Thon it became
known that Alexander Potruch's rich undo
had never existed, and that the fortune was
as unreal as the undo. Alexander's friends
fell away from him ; he ceased to be au east-
sido lion. Ho descended at one jump from
champagne to beer. The butchers, who had
beenseniling him lid-bits, cut him j nino
tailors shrieked in chorus for the money he
owed them. The furniture men would not
give him a bed-tick on credit, and the goms
that hud illumined his shirt front and gleamed on his fingers were lost in the envoi nous
recesses of pawnbroker's safes. The. tradespeople tried to have tho law on him for
obtaining goods under
FALSE PRETENCESi
for taking the things that they themselves
had almost forced on him, But Justico Mil-
broth���oh, second Daniel I���decided lhat
I'otruch had up to that timo done nothing
that placed him in tho law's grasp, liut
worse, and sad to tell, tlio love of Sarah,
Alexander's wife, disappeared with his
shadowy millions. Sho forgot that ho had
Btuck to her faster thnn the magpio when ho
thought he was rich. She brought suit
against him for absolute divorce, alleging
that during his fashionable whirl ho forgot
his marriage vows. Surah must have felt
ashamed of herself, for sho wroto her husband a letter asking him to consent quietly
to a divorce. He replied, declaring that ho
would rather be sentenced lo prison for lifo
than to part from her. To somo men that
might seem tho choice of two sentences, but
not to Alexandei. But Sarah was inexorable,
Tho suit for divorce is now pending; although thoro are people who say thai Sarah,
in forgetful and forgiving momenta has con-
doned any marital Crimea of which hor husband may have been guilty.  Bul here's tho i
Winners  I'se:! to  he I'nlcn nt IO I.i Tlie
Morning,
It is believed by somo that it (I he word din-
nerlsprings from a corruption of the word
dixheures, indicating tho limo at which, in
the old Norman days, this meal was taken.
The more idea ot having dinner at the barbarous hour of 10 o'clock iu the morning
would, in all probability, send a modern
chef into a fit, yet it was at this early timo
thai persons of quality, both in this oountry
and Franco, partook ot tho meal. Frolssart
mentions wailing un-n lht Duke of Lancaster at fi in the hi ternoon, after he had
supped, and, during the reign of Francis I,
and Louis XII, of France, fashionable people dined from 10:30 and supped at the
latest at 0 in the evening. And again from
a Northumberland Household Book, bearing dato 1:">12, wo loarn lhat tho family rose
at li, breakfasted at 7, dined at 111, supped
at 4, and shut the gates at II p. in,
Speaking generally, though tho dinner
hour then, as now, was later in Ibis country
than in France, Louis XIV, did nit dine
till 12, while his contemporaries, Cromwell
aud Charles IL, took the menial 1. In
1700 tho hour was advanced to li, nnd in
1751 we find that tho Duchess of Somersot'B
dinner timo was 3. In 1700 Cowper speaks
of 4 o'clock as the then fashionable time.
After the battle of Waterloo fi p.m. was the
timo at which tho beau mondo took their
substantial meal, while at the present day
many of the nobility do not dine until 8 or
9 | so we sec through 400 years tho dinner
hour has gradually moved through twelve
hours of the day���from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
When the dinner hour was so early, often
no previous meal was taken.
The Romans, in the timo of Cicero and
Augustus, took an early breakfast, from 3
to 4 in tho morning, a luncheon at 12 or 1,
and at about 3 o'clock the coma, or principal meal of the day, corresponding with our
dinner. Concurrently, we read of some
not dining until sunset. A Roman dinner
at the house of a wealthy man consisted
chielly of threo courses. All sorts of stimulants to the appetite were first served up,
and eggs were indispensable to the first
course. Among tho various dishes wo may
instance the guinea hen, pheasant, nightingale, and the thrush, as birds most in repute. The Roman gourmands held peacocks in great estimation, especially their
tongues. Macrobius states that they were
first eaten by Horlensius, the orator, and
acquired such repute that a single peacock
A I'liltnl glutei (.insula Ap-irrrlaflon of
Ciiiiudna I'ralln).
It may not be inopportune in connection
with our great Northern oountry and the
"Canada Western Railway " to direct public attention to the opinion recently expressed by so intelligent and reliable an authority ns James W, Taylor, United Stales
Consul at Winnipeg for the last '-'1 years,
who has made a special study of the Canadian Northwest, and gives expression to
tho following opinion :
" That the parallelogram Inoluded between the longitudes of liKI and 170 west
of Greonwich and latitude 60 degrees to 70
legrees is identical in climate and ns rich in
resources as an equal area in Europe, included between llie same meridians of latitude
and extending 00degrees east und liidegrccs
west of Grcenwloh. The European parallelogram inoludea England, Ireland, Scotland,
Denmark, Norway. Sweden, Belgium, Holland, ond most of Germany und Russia in
Europo, and is represented by the cities of
London, Liverpool, Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Berlin, St.
Petersburg, Moscow, Nijni-Novogorod and
Archangel.   Over all the territory included
in the North American parallelogram, tho
opening of spring occurs at tho same timo
almost to a day. It is known by the test of
experiment that wheat can bcgrjwn as far
north as latitude (il), and by far the finest
wheat which I have ever seen came from
Fort Vermillion, on Peace river, in latitude
50, longitude llu*.   Wheat, barley, oate,
peas, all the grains and vegetables, are successfully raised at  the  mission stations
throughout this region, und the farmers of
Manitoba have had greater average crops
per acre  for many years  past than the
American farmers in Minnesota and Dakota.
"The causes for this remarkable extension in the Northwest of cereal production
are, first, the continually decreasing altitude, the influence of the warm wind of the
Pacific blowing tnrough the low mountain
passes of the  North, and the fact lhat tho
long summer days of higher latitudes give a
vast deal more of sunshine during the growing season than is the case further south,
while lho cold winters prevent the development ol insect pests which are so injurious
in milder climates.  The causes are certainly sufficient  to explain the fact so well
demonstrated by experience, that all grains
are produced iu the greatest quantity per
acre near the northernmost limit at which
they will grow.
CANAOIAN WATERWAYS.
" Within five years from the presenttime
at the present rate of progiess, and within
three years if the work is hastened a little,
there will be a clear channel for vessels draw-
j ing 14 feet of water through Canadian terri-
n- ir | Hlg 14 ie	
was sold for 50 denarii, the denarius being tory aM the ,va,. from Laj**��� Superior to the
equal to about eightpenoe-halfpenny of our! DM    ��.-.'������    	
money.
A ROMAN FEAST.
enormous Sums Spent lo I'rovldc a Single
Dinner,
As exemplifying the pitch to which Roman epicureanism was cai ried, and indicative of a truly barbaric nature, a dish cons'a-
ting of the favorite songsters of the air was
requisitioned at immense cost to satisfy tho
inordlnato cravings of one of the Emperors.
Ono can hardly avoid the reflection that such
a being must have been extremely unluneful.
Six feet of water iu tho Erie Canal and
two transfers of freight can no more compete with 14 feet of water through tho
Canadian canals and no transfer, than a
wheel-barrow can compete with an express
train. The canal boat carrying '200 Ions,
drawn by mules at the rate of lour miles per
hour, can by no possibility compete with the
steamships carrying 2,000 tons, propelled by
steam at the rate of fourteen miles per hour.
And while the United States farmer lias
held his o��-n fairly well against the semi-
civilized wheat growers of India, I do not
see how he can hope to win iu competition
with men of the samo race, men just as
_,   ,.-     , , .-     .,, i intelligent, with a climate no more rigorous
The liver ota capon steeped in milk was, ������-,*, absoi, at lciut a9 fel.-ile M(i��ith trans
thought a great delicacy, and of solid meat,       ^^^"  -���- ^^^
pork appears to have been most relished.
The staunch Roman who did not take his
pleasure homeopathically, reclined during
dinner on a luxurious couch, his head resting on his left elbow, supported hy cushions,
portaticn facilities immeasurably superior.
The great plains of tho Canadian Northwest
aro unsettled now, but when jnce the conditions of soil and climate which there exist
arc supplemented by facilities for trans-
,, -.    .       ,        ���*'..     .���    -""""!'I portatibn  not surpassed,   if equalled by
Snetonions draws attention to a euperb [hn8e of       other region, I believe the
??" E��� i\�����?. ?d.^ea!"Vaga"t^er?' I Canadian Northwest will settle up with a
race of hardy, intelligent and prosperous
people, and will become the granary of the
world. He who can most cheaply reach
the markets of the world can control the
in which his meals were partaken, constructed liko a theatre, with shifting scenes
changing with every course.
The amount of money often expended by
the wealthy Romans on their sumptuous
meals appears fabulous. Vitelline is said to
have spent as much as 400 scstertia (about
��4,228 of onr money) on his daily supper;
and the celebrated feast to which ho invited
his brother cost no loss than ��40,3,10 I It
consisted of 2,00*1 different dishes of fish
and 7,000 of fowls, with other equally
numerous meats. His daily food was of the
most tare and exquisite nature ; the deserts
of Libya, the shores of Spain, tho waters of
the Carpathian Sea, and even the coasts and
forests ot Britain, wero diligently searched
for dainties to supply his table ; and had ho
reigned long ho would, observes Josephus,
havo exhausted tho great opulence of tho
Roman cmpir.i,
By tho way, we wonder if these happy-go-
lucky Romans ever sulfercd much from indigestion. Of one thing we are certain,
that iu ordor to render the bridgo from one
feast to another loss tedious, an occasional
resort was had to the persuasivo powers of
an emetic. The extravaganco of these
times was indeed so boundless that to entertain an Emperor at a least, unless you
wero a Crcosus, was to encounter almost
certain financial ruin���literally to bo eaten
up, One dish alone at thu table of Ildio-
gabalus has been known to cost a sum equal
to ��4,000 of our money.
A Cholera *3trioken Town,
A correspondent describing Baku, ordinarily ono of tho busiest and pleasantest
places in lho Caucasus, says :���" Only a
month ago a busy and bustling town, il has
now becomo a kind of ruin. Vou hardly
meet a man III the streets���all the people
hido themselves away in their houses for
fear of taking tho cholera, and you only seo
markets of the world. ^^^^^
"The day is near at hand when American farmers must meet such competition as
they never met before, and such as few of
them have over dreamed of."
Such an opinion is full oi hope for tho
future of our great Northwest, tho Peace
rivor, Pino river nnd Chileotin districts.
Although our commerce may be hampered
for a time by United Slates canal restrictions, the foregoing quotations point very
clearly to the time when Canada will lie
master of the situation with a dear water
route from Port Arthur to Liverpool, and
with full power to regulate the charges on
foreign commerce passing through the Wei-
land and other canals belonging to her.
It Wouldn't Work Both Ways.
As Mr. Gatherwool and his friend Small-
wit wero strolling along the riverside,
Smallwit exclaimed, " I'll bet you a shilling
that you're on tho other sido of the river."
" Done," replied liatlierwod.
"Well," said Smallwit, "that is one Bide,
isn't it'.'"
" Ves replied I is friend.
" Then you must bo on the other,"
" Ha, ha," ejaculated Gatherwool aa ho
handed over the coin, " but horo comes
Brown ;" he began, " I'll bet you a new hat
that you are on the ether side of tho
river."
" Right you nre," replied Brown.
" Well," proceeded Gatherwool, " this ia
ono aide, isn't it ?"
" Ves," replied Brown.
" And that is the other ?"
" Ah," replied Brown, " but I am not on
that sido."
.,       , .,   - i  I  ���   .,���    ���   ' ",���* I    " Beaten again," exclaimed Gatherwool;
through  ho open windows   ho police offi.!    j ,,,���, he f    bflUl ahim    am, ^
ends conducting sick people to the cholera
stations.   .   .   .   The dreary look of tho n ,   ,,    ���    T���_ ,���,
deserted streets is varied only by an occa- 0d*7 the M(m U^M'
sional funeral procession, but oven this is     llle>' v''ero <a,sc'*"smK families, and one
not lo bo Been "only In the smaller streets, ' wtts "P '" wl,lch *hire 'vore MJ'e��� K,rls'
and as a rule funeral processions avo alto-1   "��hm 8 Al1"-' Mkei tbelft(,>' wn�� had
gether omitted."   Half the population havo j bcen aw��y for SCimo >'e!'-1'8'
left the town ; few persons enter it; and
trado has practically stopped. If this is tho
state of other all'ected districts, the Russian Administration must Lave tnougb ou
ils hands.
She Was All Sight
She could not darn hissooks or sew
A button on his coat;
Sho could not make a decent shirt
To fit his manly throat.
But what cared he if she had not
A talent to unfold ?
For when ho married her she had
A hundred thousand cold.
" She's teaching school."
"And Kate?"
"She's dead."
"And Frances!"
" She's in a store."
" Let's see, there was a Jennie and Harriot, too, wasn't there?"
"Yes."
"Jennie was the brightest ono of the lot,
wasn't she'"
"Oh, no'���in all seriousness���"that was
Harriet; Jennie got married."
And not one of tho half dnj<Ti women
talking seemed to think there was anything
funny in it, when a miu over i'i the crner
laughed. [fat.-a-rSfcl
maeaS>aitt~i^-Xi'e,vXJ>imm
uaaaadalMaMHaaaaf
Cfye Uootcnay Star
tl. licGutchoon,
Proprietor,
R. W. Nurthoy,
Kditor.
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 181)2.
NAKUSP ITEMS.
[prom our own correspondent. |
Nakusp, Sept. 28tb.
Everybody is waiting the outoonio
cf tbo tendering for tbo wagon road.
A number of red tape officials have
been hero during tbo past week, but
tbey havo issued nothing doiinito.
Many of our citizorm are beginning
to think tbat wo shall bo compelled
in tbe end to follow tho exnmplo of
tho Kaslo people and mako the road
ourselves. Whether it is tbe fault
of tho Govornment or tbo oompany
is not known, but thero seems to be
a good doal of fogoyism somewhere.
The longer tbo construction of the
road is delayed the longer will onr
building bucm remain in tbe background. If there wus a certainty of
tbe road going through tbis year we
should soon hear tho din of hammer
and saw and soo tho tall fronts of
business blocks and private residences roaring themselves ou the
beautiful slopo forming tho towusilo
of Nakusp.
A large number of Naknspiuu Hot
Springs tourists have returned home
looking fresh and invigorated after a
thorough course of hot water. Thoy
claim tbe springs to be a grand place
to recuperate, but one aud all have
the same plaint���"Why don't the
owner of the land, or somebody who
���wants to make a pile of money, build
a hotel for tbe accommodation of the
hundreds who are constantly visiting
that popular resort ?"
A party, headed by Dr. Thomas,
lef here yesterduy morning to visit a
plaoer claim five miles north of Trail
Creek. The claim has been tested
before, and proved to be fairly rich
in gold. Great hopes are entertained
of tho success of their mission,
It is reported from a most reliablo
sonroe that a gentleman crossing tho
trail from Kaslo to Now Denver ono
day last week found it covered with
snow to the depth of 18 inches. It
is a pity our Kaslo friends cannot
discover a low natnral pass to the
mines. Many people who have been
over the Kaslo ronte say that if the
intondod wagon road from Kaslo to
the mines is carried out it will cost
an immense sum of money to keep it
open moro than six months of the
year for teams. We are moro fortunate in having a low natural pass to
Slooan Lake, with no snow and none
likely for somo months to oome,
Among the departures tbis week
the most notable was that of Mr. and
Mrs. Phair.   They left on Monday
trtr tht.iv l.ntno in Ilamlon, Mono,   Mr.
.Phair's many friends regret tho loss
of such a popular and free-hearted
friend,
Anothor social hop took placo last
week at thoLeland Hotel. Duffy's
music was first-olass, nud the happy
3miles of those who attended went to
show tbat all hud u pleasant time.
 -��.���,	
LARDEAU NOTES.
Messrs. P. M. Walker, Hugh Ross,
If. W. Robinson, and Andrew Parks
arrived up from tbo Lardeau on
Wednesday's boat. Thoy bring the
sews of a fine discovery of mineral
by Mr. Thomas Home near the head
of Lardeau Creek, wbo has named it
ithe "Homo Ledge." It is from 20
to- 30 feet wide, with au iron cap.
Nine olnims nre already located on
it, all showing excellent mineral
They are:���CaoinliaD Girl, by It. ii.
Korne ; Iron Horse, by J. N'eagle ;
Celtic, by Archie MoDonald ; Horna
Silver King, by T, Home; Ulack
Horse, by 11, t onnell ,*��� W. Cowan ;
Centre Star, bv T. Edwards; Xorth
Star, by F. B. "Wells ; Rob Roy, by
H. Ross; and Highland Chief, by L.
McDonald. Tbe creek cuts the Rob
Roy to a depth of 20 feet, and the
faoe of the rock shows solid gaier.s
2D feet in width, the remainder beiug
hematite iron and quartz, which is
believed to carry a fair percentage
of gold. Samples have been sent
for assay, and the returns may be
expeoted early next week. The lo-
oators feel satisfied tbat they have a
grand prospeot,
Messrs. Walker, Holden >v Downs
havo had several offers for tho Silver
Cup mine, ono, wo understand, in
tha neighborhood of $20,000, bnt
they are inclined to hold on to thc
proporty.
Mr. Parks recorded a claim on
Thursday, called tbe Haley, near tho
hoad of Haley 'reek, wbioh ho says
shows up well, the ledgo being 30ft,
in width and oarry ing gold and
silver,   He brought samples,
Eli Carpenter and partner havo
iDoated three claims on the west
shoro of Trout Lake.
Itlpans Tabules purify tho blood,
G. H. Williams,
l.'l-.'v'KIM'il'l-.,
CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST
A new and complete stock of
��BUGS, PATENT  MEDICINES,
Toilet ArtlcleH, etc., etc.-
At reasonable prices,
Mail Orders promptly attended to,
FIRST  CLASS  CIGARS,
BAJWOHD Setoo. .Mai him.- IN I toi ia
SMITH and BRIGHAM,
Merchant Millers, Moosomiu, Assa.
BRANDS!-
"HUNGARIAN PATENT," "STRONG BAKERS," "STRAIGHT BAKERS.''
Dealers in all kinds of
CHOPPED FEED, OATS, BRAN, SHORTS,
CHICKEN   FEED,   ETC.
Prices givon Sacked or in Bulk.    The finest quality of OATMEAL
and CORNMEAL can be obtained in any sized sacks.
Quotations cheerfully furnished on application.
Special Attention given to the British Columbia Trade.
OFFICES:-
Moosomin, N.W.T. and 25 Spark St. Ottawa, Ont.
The MaoArthur-Forrest
CYANIDE PROCESS
WILL WORK YOUR REFRACTORY ORES.
NO SMELTING.
NO ROASTING.
NO MACHINERY.
CHEAP AND EFFECTIVE.
TIME AND LABOR SAVING.
The time for trials is past. Immense success in South
Africa and over all parts of the world. Plant for experimenting on ores up to one ton is now working*. .
FOP. FURTHER PARTICULARS APPLY
A. J. COLQUHOUN,
THE GOLD & SILVER RECOVERY SYNDICATE,
GOLDEN,   B.C.
Look Out! Ask for Prices I Examine Cooils 1
H. JST. Coursier's
IS THE PLAGE TO BUY
CLOTHING, DRY GOODS
GROCERIES, HARDWARE,
yMn, mu,
AND
Miners' Supplies.
MILLINERY AND DRESSMAKING \ SPECIALTY.
CAREFUL ATTENTION GIVEN TO MAIL ORDERS.
BOURNE BROS.
Eevelstoke Station Post Office.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
BOOTS & SHOES,
GENTS'    FURNISHINGS.
FLOUR. OATS, SHORTS AND ALL KINDS OF FEED.
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes-
HIKERS' AND  SPORTSMEN'S  SUPPLIES.
WALL PAPER, STATIONERY, Etc.
CHRISTIE, BROWN k CO.'S BISCUITS AND CONFECTIONERY,
Bakery in connection with Store.
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co.,
Revelstoke Station.
GENERAL MERCHANTS.
GROCERIES
PROVISIONS
BOOTS & SHOES
P LOU It
PEED & OATS
AMMUNITION
HARDWARE
CLOTHING
MINERS' TOOLS
CENTRAL HOTEL.
ABRAHAMSON BROS., Prop's.
Charmingly situated on tlie hank of
the river, on the principal Htreet,
olose to the post-office aud
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
Steamboat
Wharf.
First -class Table, good Beds,
Telephone.
FIRE-PR00F SAFE.
'BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS AND
STEAMERS.
NOTICE.
��� I'l TTNOS of the County Court of
Kootenay will be held at tbe follow
ing places, viz.:
At Donald on Wednesday, the 12th
day of October, 1892.
At Revelstoke on Hatdbdat, the
16th day of October, 1892.
At Nelson on Ti ebday, lhe 18th
day of October, 1892,
Uy command,
JAMES RAKER,
Provincial Socrotary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
lllh Soptomber, 1892.
J. E. WALSH & Co.,
FREIGHT k COMMISSION
AGENTS.
Clearing Charges paid on
Freight for Sloean Lake.
SADDLE HORSES AND
PACK TRAIN.
Hav and Grain for sale
AMD
General Commission
Merchants.
Passengers billed through from
REVELSTOKE TO HEW DENVER
IN ONE DAY,
For Coupon Tickets apply to
Mr. CONEY,
C k K. N'av. Co.
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
MINERS' AND HUNTERS' SUPPLIES.
ILL KINDS  OF   FUSS  BOUGHT  AND  SOLD.
Railway Men's Requisites.
GOODS LOADED ON CAR AND STEAMBOAT FEEE OP CHARGE.
Furniture & Undertaking.
R.  HOWSON,
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds. &c.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
BARBEE
-THE-
Jeweler
AND
Kootenay Lake
HAW MILL,
Q   0  BUCHANAN, PROP.
LUMBER .AIM'S AT
NELSON BALFOUR
AINSWORTH KASLO
Large Stocks on hand.
Preparations are boing mado for llm
Great Building boom of 1892,
llipttti Tubules tor liver tioubli a
Optician
All orders by mail or
express promptly
attended
to. ?
JtEI'-UltliNU
A
SPECIALTY.
All descriptions of
gold and silver.
W. A. JOWETT, Notary Public T. L, HAIG, Notary Publio,
JOWETT & HAIG
Mining, Timber and Ileal Estate Brokers and General
Commission Agents.
Conveyances, Agroomonts, liilln.>r Sale, .Wining Bonds, eto,, drawn up.
Uonts and Accounts Collected ; .Mining Claims Bought und Sold ; Assessment work on Mining Claims Attended to; Patents Applied for, Etc,, Etc,
IW nilli,   LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE AOENTS.
FnU iiii Townsite of Revelstoko for Sale nnd Wanted, Agents for Mining
Machinery, Eto,
REVELSTOKE, II. 0,

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