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The Kootenay Star Mar 4, 1893

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Array VOL. IV.
No. 38.
Is hereby given, tbnt application
vill be made to the Parliament of
Canada, at tbe next session thereof,
for an Act to incorporate a Company
to construct, equip, maintain and
operate a liue of railway in the Province of British Columbia from a
poiut nt or near Nakusp, on Upper
Arrow Lake, Kootonay District, to
the forks of Carpenter Creek, with
Eower to extend to Hear Lake and to
ody Creok.
Solicitors for tbe Applicants.
Ottawa, December 28th. 1892.
AGENTS to sell our choice nnd
hardy Nursery Stock. We have many
new special varieties, both in fruits
and ornamentals, to offer, which are
controlled only by us. We pay commission or salary. Write us at once
for terms, and secure choice of territory.���May BitoTHEKS, Nurserymen,
Rochester, N.Y.
Charmingly situated on the bank of
the river, on the principal street,
close to the post-office and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
First-class Table, good Beds,
Fresh Milk.
I am now prepared to supply
Families and Hotels with Milk at
lowest prices.
First  Class DAIKY COWS
will do well to address
Box 217, Kevelstoke, B.C.
0. & H. LEWIS,
Catered for.
Beautifully situated on the Lake
shore at the entrance to the best and
shortest road to tbe Slocau mines nud
New Denver. The best fishing and
bunting in tbe district, with grand
boating and sketching facilities for
tourists and artists.
The Bah ib supplied with the
Best brands of wines.liquor s
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the besl.
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.10 daily.
Paoifio        '��� ��     16.52   "
Cheapest, most reliable nnd safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chicago, New York and Boston.
Rates $5 to $10 lower thau any other
other route.
Specially fitted Colonist Cam, in
charge of a Porter, for tbe nccoinmo.
dation of Passengers holding second
class tickets. Passengers hooked to
and from all European points at
Lowest Kates.
Low Freight Kates. Quick despatch, Meroliants will save money
by haviug their freight routed via
heC.P. II.
Full and reliable information given
by applying to
Asst. (len'l Freight Ag'1, V'nooiivor,
or to I. T. BREWSTER,
Ag'tC. P. II. Depot, Revelstoke.
, lUpaus TubulesOUT0 bud breath.
Lardeau and Slocau Prospects
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Nearly seven years assayer at Morfa
Works, Swansea, aud for over seventeen
years chief analyst to Wigan Coal k Iron
Co., Wigan.
Assays and analyses of every description undertakeu on the most reasonable
Special experience in coal, coke, iron,
ferro - manganese, steel, silver, copper,
lead and ziuc.
Stockholm House
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wines, liquors and cigars,
The largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; fire proof safe,
���    a* ���   *���** ^^^^
F. McCaethv   -
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodoing $5 Per Week,
heals, 25c.     1IKHS 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, ie  comfortably furnished,  aud
affords first class accommodation.
Royal Mail Lines.
Proposed Sailings from Halifax.
C ARTH AGINI AN... Allan.... Feb. 18
MONGOLIAN    "   ....M'rch4
NUMIDIAN     "   ....    ���'   18
LAURENTIAN    "   .... April 1
PARISIAN    "   ....    "   15
LABRADOR.DominionLine.. Feb. 25
VANCOUVER        " ..M'ohll
SARNIA  " ..    "   25
LABRADOR.. " ..April 8
VANCOUVER       "        ..    "  22
Cabin Uu, 850, SCO, 870, 880 and
Intermediate. $'60 ; Steerage, 820,
PitiHcugera ticketed through to all
points in Great Britain and Ireland, und
at specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent.
Propaid passages arrauged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Aof.nt, Revblbtoke ;
or to IloiiEi'T Keiiii, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
Ripans Tabulos ouro constipation.
lilpaiu Tabulos cm cj oolio.
J. Serson, Donald, is at tho Victoria.
T. M. Hamilton is gone to Edmonton.
A new barber has started business at
the station.
The B. C. Commonwealth will hereafter be published monthly.
We hear tbo Nondescript bos returned
to town after being exiled all winter.
An athletic club has been inaugurated
at Salmon Arm, under the tutorship of
Mr. Smith.
The snlo at the smelter advertised for
last Thursday waB adjourned to next
Rev. D. D. Birks will preach in the
Methodist ohurch to-morrow, morning
and evening.
Jas. Crawford arrived up from Crawford's Landing on Tuesday. James is
after supplies.
A. C. McArthur arrived from the west
on Tuesday and left for Illecillewaet
next morning,
Righton's brewery has been purchased
by Mr. J. E. Long, and will be put into
operation right away.
A, H. Holdich has moved hia assay
oflico to the commodious premises next
door to Coursier's store,
W. A. Jowett left for London, Eng.,
tbis week on business connected with
Sloean and Lardeau mines.
A. Allen, advance agent for Allyn k
Kelly, was in town two days this week,
and left on Thursday for Vernon.
Dr. McLean's new drug store is fast
approaching completion, and is expected
to be opened for business on tbe 15th.
Still another concert. Tbe members
of the Methodist ohoir are preparing an
excellent programme for presentation in
about four weeks.
The Second Annual Ball of the Revelstoke Quadrille Clnb will be held in
Bourne's Hall on Friday, 17th Marob
(St. Patriok'sDay).
Messrs. D. Robinson and M. David
returned yesterday from inspecting a
large timber limit on Upper Arrow Lake
which they have tendered for,
Owing to want of room several artioles
are held over till next week, oue of them
beiug a list, of tbe improvements contemplated in Revelstoke this spring,
The next dance of the Columbia Quadrille Club will take place in Peterson's
Hall on Thursday night at nine o'clock
sharp. Free 'bus leaves the station at
A. H. Harrison, who has been wintering at Trout Lake, came up last Saturday for supplies. He says the weather
has been very mild there. He returns
on Monday.
Mr. Paton will conduct service in the
Presbyterian church to-morrow evening
at 7.30, Sunday School at 2.30 in the
church. Wednesday prayer meeting at
Mr. Paton's house at 8 p.m.
Rube Allyn, the famous humorist, and
Chas. Kelly, a well-known basso-can -
tanto and guitar soloist, are advertised
to appear in Iievelstoke on Wednesday,
March 22nd,   For particulars see advt.
J. P. Sutherland, who went home to
Trnro, N.S.. last December, returned
here on Wednesday, and received a
hearty welcome. Very few of those
wbo go east care about slopping there,
after having lived in the "Wild. Woolly
West." Johnny went on to Kamloops
the same evening.
The finest, comnlctwt and latest line of EW
trlcal apnll��nco��ln tho world. They have novee
fuil.��l tocuro. Wo nre so positive of ll that we
will hack our belief anil st'ud you any Electrical
Appliance now In the market nnd you car. iry 16
torTliioe Months, Urgent list <���' teillmontolf
on earth. Bend for book nnd Journal Free.
IV, T. Bacr aV Co., Wlnilxoi, Ont.
Rov. Dr. Robertson conducted services in the Presbyterian church laBt
Sunday, when four baptisms took plaoo,
15 new members were admitted, and tbo
Lord's Supper was celebrated. Dr.
Knberlson has faith in Kevelstoke, and
promised assistance towards the orec-
tion of a building worthy of tho causo
and of the town.
Tbe boys nro gelling anxious tn lm off
to tbe mountains, Most of tbem aro
engaged in overhauling their packs ami
outfit piopai-atory to the long summer's
work on the slopes and spurs of the
snow-crowned ranges, They aro do.
termined to bo tho first prospectors-to
go in this year. (Ins Lund started for
Bin li"iid with a tidyiUftd pack Monday
morning, and next dav Bob Green ami
John Nelson went up rivor on a prospecting trip. Others will start out next
A most enjoviibl" dance was that of
the Revelstoke Quadrille Club on Tlinrs
day evening. 'I lie attendance was very
lartre, the number of Indies ami gentlemen being fortunately about equal. So
nianv attended from tiie lower town Ibat
several had to walk, tbo large sloigll
being loaded to its ulmnst capacity. It
was anprouohing 2 a.m. when the party
broke'up, and tbe homeward jaunt over
tbo frozen snow was exhilarating and
delightful, with Ibo full moon looking
down from a cloud less ��ky and gliding
the snowy peaks with a gliterlng silvery
lustre Nowhere can a moonlight seonu
be grander than horo iu tho mountains.
New Denver, Feb. 4th.
Below zero aud blowing a gale is
tho kiud of woathor wo aro haviug
here just now. Of courso, this is
exceptional, and we expect an early
return to the mild, bright weather
we wero enjoying a fow days ago.
Tho totvu is lather quiet just now,
and tho several dozen bachelors who
are wintering here aro living quito
respectably and getting fat. Occasionally something or othor is celebrated in a kiud of epidemic man ner,
tho festive spirit going from shauty
to hut right through lho community.
Cutting oordwood, recounting yarns
of past experiences and of tho rich
strikes in tho Slocau and Lardeau
aro the most engrossing occupations
engaged in at present.
For several weeks we have been
practically out off from civilization,
having been minus a mail service.
However, recently and unexpectedly,
things have taken a decided turn for
tbe bettor, the Kaslo, Nakusp, and
Sloean Kiver routes beiug all three
open, and tho Government, regardless of exp. use, is now giving us a
reliable weekly mail service.
Munn Bros., Hugh aud "Sandy,"
have half a dozen of their teams on
the Nukusp road hauling out ore
from Four Mile Creek mines and
bringing in machinery for Hill Bros'
sawmill and stores for Bourne Bros.,
general merchants.
T. Mulvey, W. A. Copleu, J. Keid
and several others who reside at the
foot of the lake aro foil of bright
hopes aud expectations as to the
future. "Tom" anticipates having
a railroad depot near his front door
by next fall, and says the Slocau
Kiver railway will be an assured fact
this summer.
Four Mile Creek stock is rising
steadily. Ore is being shipped from
the Boomer, Vancouver, and Alpha
miues, aud several mineral claims
near tbem have been sold or bonded
lately. A wharf has just been completed there, aud it ii expected tbe
townsite of Fonr Mile City, which is
most conveniently situated, will soon
be the scene of building eperations
oo a largo scale, as I bear the lots
are goiug off rapidly. Wm. Hnuter
will probably build a hotel there as
soon as lumber can be obtained.
A big offer has been made to W.
H. Smith for a portion of a claim
a little tbis side of the Mountain
Chief.  Mr. Smith is gone to Kaslo.
Up Carpenter Creek a considerable
number of mines aro beiug opened
up, and several others���such as the
Freddie Lee, Washington, Idaho,
etc.���have been shippiug ore with
business-like regularity.
At present the ore is going out via
Kaslo, but we expect tbe silvery tide
to flow throngh New Denver to tbe
Arrow Lake before long, as nearly all
tbe owners of mines this side of tho
divide would prefer sending their
ore that way if reasonable and reliable transportation wero available,
and this we hope to havo before long.
If the Revelstoke smelter were running it could be supplied with all
the oro it needed, and it wonld also
be a great inducement to further
trade between the two towns.
At the head of the lake Hill Bros,
havo a gang of men at work clearing
a site for their sawmill and getting
out logs, which are oloso at band ami
of excellent quality.
John Madden is still at the old
stand, ready to furnish food and
comfort to all comers. John aud bis
agreeable, good-looking partner appear to bo wintering pretty comfortably.   Ab, John, you lucky dogl
The steamer W. Hunter is running
on tho lake as business requires, and
Capt. G. L, Estabrooks is handling
the craft with great caro and ability.
Wi are all proud of "thn pioneer
steamboat of tbe Slocau" aud wish
tlio owners success, but we feel compelled to ask thom to build wharves
as soon as practicable, ae everyone
is not blossod wilb tho acrobatic
ability necessity to walk up a 'J-lnch
plunk at a grade of 45 dog,
Wo expect most of tbo boys will
bo returning by the end of Marob,
nud we are somewhat dubious about
our "grub supply" for the early
spring. Unli'SHiHioh new -coiner packs
iu a load for himseli' there will bo a
" famino in tbo land." Possibly
Bourne Bros, may bo able to feed us
somehow, bnt if a rush takes placo
before navigation ou the Columbia
opens wo may havo to go on half
rations for awhile.
Btrange that a branch railway was
not built from Iievelstoke to the bead
of Arrow Lake years ago. Was it
some Imperial dofouoo Bobume, some
railway dog-in the manger performance, Heme political necessity or pri-
vate convenience tbat kept it from
being done? Had sneh a railway
beeu in existence thousands of tons
of Canadian products would have
found a ready market in Lower
Kootenay ibis winter,
From the Staii I note that you nro
having good times, Booially, in Bevel-
stoke this winter. I also observe
tbat tho 0, P. li. intends giving tho
Amkuila's  Famous   ETumobist,  ACCOMPANIED BV
the well and favorably known Basso-
Cautiinto nud Guitar Soloist,
will appear in
Admission, 50o,; Reserved Seats, ��1;
Children half price.
Entertninment at eight o'olook. Freo
'bus will leave station at 7.30.
Tickets ou Bale at Post-office and at
Railway Station,
11"      '.~.' a ��� i 'i ii. aa
town a chauco to ko ahead. When
uext I visit Revelstoko I shall expect
to find every man "sitting 'neath his
own lig tree," or, in modern terms,
in his own house on bis own lot. We
here are hoping that the Government
and the O.P.R, will act with decision
in the early spring, so tbat any railways or wagon roads they intend to
build may be ready for use as soon
as possible. The traffic is here already, only waiting favorable circumstances to develop into magnificent
proportions. Give us transportation
the year round and there will be few
kicks coming from the Sloean.
. .^- _
Orchestral Band Concert.
Kevelstoke Orchestral Band gave a
concert in Peterson's Hall on Tuesday night which was well attended.
The band has boen in existence only*
about two months, and tbis was its
first publio performance. It proved
quite a success, the pieces presented
denoting that the performers must
have been very energetio ic their
practice to have attaiued suoh efficiency in so short a time. Mr. A.
H. Holdich was tbe chairman, and
opened the proceedings with a neat
little speech, stating the objeot for
wbicb the concert was held, Mrs.
Ribbaoh and Mr. Barber received a
vociferous encore for tbeir beautiful
dnet, "Life's dream is o'er." The
audience would not be denied, aud
they responded with a very pretty
item. Mr. Barber obtained a similar
compliment for bis rendering of
"Tho anchor's weighed." Mr. E.
Shaw convulsed the andience with
his very realistic representation of
"Tbe miser" despoiled of bis board.
Mrs. Ribbaoh's song, "Marguerite,'1
was sweetly reudered, and won applause. Messrs. Barber and Ahlin'a
Swedish duet, " Solverking," was
encored, as was also Mr. Pool's
violin solo. The last number was a
soene entitled " A working man's
family at borne," It was certainly
worthy of a longer glimpse than tbe
audience was permitted to obtain.
It seemed to bo washing-day, baking
day, and general cleaning up day all
in one, and the eight or tou members
of the "family" vigorously plied their
various occupations to tbe lively
scraping of a tiddlo iu the hands of a
bald-headed tramp seated on the
doorstep, while the "working man"
himself appeared the picture of content complacently rocking the cradle.
As a pantomimic sceue it wus a first-
olass suocess; but the name was a
misnomer. It should have been entitled "Washing day at Poker Flat,"
March���"Little diamond" Hand
Song���"My love's a rover"... Mrs.
Selection Band
Swedish duet ���"S >lverking". Messrs
G. Barber aud J. F. Ahlin
Waltz Band
Reoitation���"The miser".,. E, .Shaw
Piano solo J, I'. Ahlin
Duet���"Life'sdream is "'er"...Mrs.
Ribbaoh and (i. Barber
March���"Plevna'1 Band
Song���"Anchor's weigh'd" G.Barbi r
Selection  Band
Song-"Marguerite". Mrs. Bibbaeh
Quadrilles Baud
Quartette���"A home by tbo ioa". .0,
Barber, II. N. Conrsier, J. F.
Ahlin and K. Shaw
Violin solo  W.ll, Pool
" Working Man's Family at Home."
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ttnusuiilii, UUlliiuaalntty, i*uw KorHCUj, A THRILLING
Tientsin, 1st July.���1 arrived hero yesterday and am now the guest of Mr. Bonsel, a
Herman gentleman, to whom Mr. James
Dicey furnished me Yrith a letter of ini.ro-
duetion. He is a gentleman with whom,
from the firat moment of meeting, I felt
friendly j and having the assurancoof my
Shanghai friends that I could trust him to
the uttermost, il was not long ere he was
in possession of all that I, myself, knew regarding the quest upon which 1 air, bent.
Mr. Bonsers advice to me is sound anil
good, and I have declared to follow his
suggestions that 1 should make further inquiries in Tientsin before I proceed to
He remembers, he says, having heard
something, some eight or nine months ago,
of the strange disappearance ot an Englishman in Pekin ; but lie can have made uo
friends in Tientsin, for no ono knew even
his name, anil the story appeared to have
been of Cliinose origin, and therefore was
treated as a fable by the littlo colony,
I tween the capital and its port, and it is not
' at all a likely thing that ho and I should
meet upon the load.
Whilst I reached Pekin he might have
returned to Tientsin ; and as it has now become a matter of utmost importance that I
should see this guide, J am now tied down
to remain in Tientsin for, so faras 1 ein see,
an unlimited period of time.
ll appears that the means whereby the guide's name had beeu discovered was, in the end, simplicity
itself. The guide having made inquiries
throughout Tientsin regarding his master
subsequent to his disappearance, it was thus
clearly recollected by certain of his friends
that he had done so, and from this, so soon
as those now inquiring upon the matter
came upon these men, it was at once and
easily established as a fact that the lean for
whose return to Tientsin 1 now wait was the
guide of William .Norris.
Ily what mews the two became separated
a year ngo I can not as yet tell. Mr. lionscl
has suggested several ways iu which it was
possible for him to have missed his gui'
Mr. Bonsel has accordingly set inquiries j a7d��'aiiVre' morewless probable ; but th
on foot tu discover, in thc Iirst place, with
whom this story had origin, and his Chinese
hoy, who seems a reliable fellow, has instituted a system of search amongst his fellows whicli I have hopes may bo productive
of some information withiu tho next
few days, though iu the mean time
my patience is sorely tried for 1 long
to proceed to Pekin, to be on the
spot, tobe near this man, thoughl may
fail at Iirst to find him ; for (if he be stiil
alive) 1 can conjecture to myself the terrible
nature of the prolonged Buffering he must
have endured in a solitary and apparently
endless captivity, and my very presence, as
seeking him, must surely, l.y some hidden
means, communicate with him and give
hint hope.
Every step which 1 take, bringing me
nearer to iny destination, seems to call to
life within me renewed desire for haste in a
way that I cannot explain.
Tientsin is a quiet town, and the settlement I am inclined to like, whilst all who
live here are upon that footing of friendship
which immediately arises from a temporary exile iua small remote town.
But it is too quiet for me in my present
state of disturbed nervous excitement.
Were danger before mc, 1 should be cool
and calm. It is the looking forward lo
what may come that is the trying point.
I have heen to-day in the native city���a
city so vast as to change myopinion entirely
ot Tientsin. I had fancied it a small place:
1 found myself indeed mistaken.
It has heen with considerable trouble
that 1 have procured an equipage of any
kind. What I have ultimately procured is
a dilapidated jinricksha, from which I have
frequently to dismount, owing to the state
of the roads, down which, wherever there
is a slope, a stream of water appears to he
occasionally in tho habit of coursing,���
though all is now as dry as in thc desert,
Many of the streets and roads aro somewhat of ihe nature of dry rivulet beds filled
by the summer dust, and along these progression is by no means of the most pleasant
Mr. ilonsel made a furl her suggestion to
tne, namely,lhat in order to lose nn time, he
Bhould write to a friend of his in Pekin, a
Chinaman of,Ibelieve,liiglirauk,wliQwai at
truth we can only ascertain when the guide
himself returns, and how far this guide will
lie useful to mo is questionable.
Will the irritation of the delay he now
causes ine by his absence he recompensed
by the information he has to give me '! It
is extremely doubtful to my mind, for the
man has himself long ago givon up the
search, and the story he has to tell must
hear but indirectly upon the imprisonment
of William Norris.
I have written to acquaint my .Shanghai
friends of the annoying delay, whioh I yet
feel it a necessity to bear, and 1 have asked
thom to write iue, on the chance of the letter still reaching mc here hefore I leave, to
inform me whether cither of them is acquainted with my host's Chinese friend in
Pokin, Slian-min-yuen, and, if so, to what
extent I may rely upon him, talcing into
account tho fact that 1. shall naturally !>e
somewhat reticent with a Chinese.
I think it extremely probable that, al
though neither of the Diceys may have
met this man, they may at some time
have heard of him : and as my host must
be in a sense prejudiced regarding his
friend, I should like an outside opinion, I
however vague, upon the mau whose I
guest I now understand 1 am likely to become when I arrive iu Pekin. If I am his
guest, and if, as I understand, he is well acquainted with the English languagejt will he
an extremely awkward and difficult matter,
indeed, lo keep my own counsel as to the
the true reason of my journey : and I should
prefer, unless, I cau learn that this China*
man differs greatly from such of his race as
1 have so far observed���and this is, indeed,
a very narrow circle���to abstain from acceptance of either his aid or hospitality.
As yet I have seen nothing of the higher
classes of the Cliinose, bo that I may err iu
being so prejudiced against them as a nation;
but, notwithstanding all that I may say to
myself on this score, it must, I fear, remain
an impossible tiling for tne to conquer my
natural dislike for the race.
Bonsel has, in his own mind, quite lixed
the matter. What Is to be done without
Chinese aid? (io to the Legislation? Of what
use in a city iike I'ekin. Well, perhaps he
is right. Possibly it may require the ail-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ihorityof a Chinese dignitary tn unlock lhe
one time closely connected in some business' gates of William Norris's prison,
or trade with my Gorman friend. Itis pro- j I am not quite sure, only I should prefer,
posal was that he should write to this man in such case, to use this man as my tool, he
to set on foot an inquiry iu I'ekin, in order' obeying my directions, not I his : and if I
that no time should be lost when I reach am his guest, I scarcely see that the right ol
that city, and so that 1 should already find hospitality would admit of my treating him
mutters in train upon my arrival there. ! thu.-., even granting the possibility of my
This man, he tells me, is likely to be of intellect's being severely sharp enough to
lhc greatest possible assistance to me, aud   battle with his.
if anything is to be done it will bc doue, so |    True, the circumsl inoes are exceptional;
my host says, through his (Ihinese friend.    I but there is much to 'ue considered at every
Strange as it may seem, I am unwilling  move from this time forth.
to agree in this sentiment.   It may be that     Tientsin,  5th  July.-I   was  somewhat
I feol that I am working, or intend to work,   surprised to receive a letter to-day from
against the Chinese race as a whole, regard    Freds    k Dicey:   mdas this letter seems
ing ono aud all as enemy; or it may be that I  to  .     te'y id so ii    nsidorahle degree, to
To look at him one would at once judge
him to be Chinese : but (and this is where
the curious part comes inl he is nol a (Ihina-
man, but of English birth, and merely a
naturalized Chinese.
I know, indeed,but little of his story.
lie came to China as a boy, was adopted in
s.me strange way by a Chinaman in (Won,
and from that sought to riso iu hie
adopted land, till at length the Government
of I'ekin discovered his origin and banished
bim for ever to the land of Formosa ; and
from this exile he has now been released ;
and, after a short stay in Hong Kong, has
come on hither.
1 do not know what his intentions now
ate, but imagine that he must be upon his
way to the Northern Court, in all probability to report himself and have his freedom ratified. Whether this comes any-
wheie near the truth ornot, however, i can
not say. I hasten to write to you at once, in
order to catch the steamer, which will take
my letter in a few hours' time from now, to
ask you if you have any objection to my seeing this man, with a view to inquiring if he
will endeavor to assist you as far as lies in
his power when he reaches I'ekin (if he
ultimately intends going to the capital), for
1 feel confident thai il there is oue man in
the whole world who can he of use to you
it is this man, whom, from mere seeing, 1
have taken a liking to, and whom the
Chinese call by the name Ohiu-ohin-wa.
He is a tall man, dressed in the clothing
of his adopted land ; and what was Strang,
est to mo, he bore himself like a king
amongst theerowd thatcrushed round when
li  "    '  "
liaveaooi: tin disli ce to trust in a man whom
i have no! yet se iu, and who, be il retnem-
bi red, b ilougs to �� rn e foi  n ii
already c incoived i dei p hatred :��� n
that i  onsider in some wa) tin
must be prosecuted by  nysetf, md not oy
those to whom  my maj
I hive succeeded, no*, without il
inttuei     my :' it ire - tions, I have decided
iary intact as follows:
Mv D:;:ar Sir;
y ���. ������������ *l  in .-. ii, m   brother and
1    i e fi -. if you, and your
������.'  ling '    the  North.   Vou
ed il you knew how
.- : iverl       ..".er   mr interest
_���   anl . .  :- almost
in convincing u.;.��� hos    iat it is best     it t     .-. But 1 am not writing to you
this should in ��� time rema i alone, hnl  to put
abeyance, and w ro yoa son .1 think it pos*
his friend may, when 1
i | era nal a      e ol .-    ��� is of tho same
sistan etc me, Ilia that i ielf, I shall
the presenl my ion - t.
Tientsin, where I trust with a Uy 1 on
something may aril ippened to
the Burd
���   yoa icry
done am ngst the
ris hail a guide, as seems b;'
carte i, or si
I '       whom h
t foi il i foi
as i Iim
I.     ���  ...
result, I am   io impatient,  I iho   I
le '':..'��� I m '-.   ...-���-. : lys in
'I ii nl  n wil : nit      i   , - .
poinl it issu ��� am
/' .     y Id   -The search
e pop
oul    The
i j
, ...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^1 shot tly
sd jn something A ���  i
ol '���'.   Iii i Norr i trace ! excuse my doing si
wh! li, I hope, maj
now that we havo got ao fa
Mr. Bonsol'   boj has, by son     leans
ceede I in di  o - ri        o man v , -
* ��� ���   l" William  STorria a yi	
th     Is to say,  he has
��� i 'or the   [iii le is at p       I        , has, so I was inl
from Tientsin ; | Pekin, possibly leased
ordinary ii �� should
-. i i tlio roa
11 I
idea ol   the   ti liter |   but 1
for tho iiuodlo further at a latoi hou
olsi ��� lore, no one knows
1 h i* ho!. .< go .'��� with ' wo . m li m
for tho Legation in Pekin,  li i    upon Ihi i
point son,c .j', ibt li' i boon expressed    mil
in any oaso, oven supposing that   I was
mred ti' it ���   h ��������� ���    he ease, it would bo
but, as il woro,  .''.-king
am  ������ I the liaj to follow h m v i ;uo ���* in
the hope of dis levering lorn now,
To a certainty, wi :*s I do so, wo ihnuld
) is uach othoi on ������'.. i road ; for I un lor
stand tic r>. aro t iny imj . of Iran il bo
pellodh       losi       - join tho crowd, when
i       1'iidod in catching n
'������  linu    nan    I called I
il I was
10 landed, us though seemingly conscious
ibat his Knglish blood gave him a higher
right than was that of his adopted fellows ;
and this after, I believe, some seventeen
years of solitude in Formosa, which do not
seem in any way to have impaired his
knowledge as to how to treat his fellows.
Very seldom have I seen a crowd ,'0
excited. Thc arrival of this extraordinary
man, and, as it were, the glory of his bearing, seemed to influence one and all, I
myself caught the fever, and a feeling
came over me that if ever 1 looked upon a
man who was a king by nature's right I
looked upon him now,
Will you leave thc matter in my hands,
to do as I judge best'/ 1 have consulted
dames upon the subject; and had it not
been for your express desire that we should
do nothing until hearing from you, I
should have already approached this Anglo-Chinee. I should like to sound him to
ascertain if he can and will really be of any
use to you; we can trust him, I am certain,
If you doubt this, remember that he has
suffered penal servitude at the hands of his
countrymen, and consider whether it is not
more than likely that tho old English blood
rose to the top during those years. Though
he is a Chinamen still to all appearances,
we can not see his heart.
In what capacity I shall put the matter
beforo him, as 1 propose to do with your
permission, 1 am very .doubtful. If ho did
in thc end prove useful, could you offer u
reward '; 1 do not know but that he may
be a poor man unless the Covernment have
taken him up.
Now if, as you have conjectured, Norris
is confined in the palace grounds in I'ekin, this seems to mc the truest and indeed the only means lo ascertain the
truth. Let me, tis your ambassador, approach this man Chin-chin-wa, and you may
rely I shall do my utmost lo get bim to
agree with my views ; and if he does so-
well, I feel that yon will have a powerful
Believe mc to be, yours faithfully,
Frederick Dickv.
1 trust this may still be in time to catch
vou at Tientsin.
Herbert Vanscombo, Esq.,
c/o L. Bonsel, Esq.,
PerS.S. "Victoria."
My tirst feeling upon concluding I he perusal
of this letter was that Frederick Dicey had
taken the whole affair too much to heart,
and, whilst pondering continuously upon
my object in coming lo China he had,
very naturally, so I thought, become inflamed with the desire lo assist me as far as
possible ; and hence, upon tlle arrival of
this Chinaman in .Shanghai, he had, by
some mental process, connected this man's
life with my own I and therefore written me
as he had done.
Then I begun to think over the matter.
ft was evident from the concluding paragraph of the letter before me, where ho
said, " This seems to me the truest and indeed the only means to ascertain the truth,''
that neither ol the brothers could know
t iat my host was in any way likely In introduce tue to his Chinese friend in Pekin.
re, in all probability llioycould give
ine little or no information about him ; and
o mi I li crossing Ibat which I had now
re - ' id, was pi i tioally of no use.
To go to Slian-nim-yuen, as Bonsol urges
m ��� to do, h o nea lhe more distasteful to
me the moro I ! lilnk upon tho subjeol ; so
i ]   imo gradti illy  lo think thai
possibly thi      i lllgo nun, ihis exile, who is
.   Bi ' ih i     born,J" it loems, m tj be of
I h ive io or lingly ivi   ten bo I re lorl I.
ho Id, ���'  In   proposes, see
Iron .. pel in il interview
,  ��� i tlio      n  bin wa may be of lei
oi [ ���  re the maltei in Ills hands
to do i  ic- maj
I cannot bui feol thai
in hi ' " Ill   nol   I--   I v   mj
-,��� . - i- iraotor,   ind
,i nn  ' n' influence
.','i.-     vhich J have re
!, ho h mainl lined by
i illy i" bo i q ii '.',n in m .
���   i        whs    I   should  tal i
: whom he   u hi ��� il, ipi  ..
mnor or I
; o,  ���'.   - n i'i   I'  I 111
md by Dicoy'  I  i
Id        ii Engli
to the ooi     n
. ���   ��� I -ii
,., ��� i    I in.-..- h ioi
I . ���  -       |h  I had made tl
'.,',.;      \t       I
���....��������� load to
wai ! i hn iloi. lion 'vo-' li I oarnosl
may end In lifo, not doal h, foi
I he Dicoys itriks me ai can Fid uu n     I
 i ii tion oan I in rly p
i ro tin t'osi     11'.|
. wm. ,,c.,|,iu ;iii|,jjmc iiiuL lujunuu'l lanes
its name from its colour, but that is a mistake. Rosewood is not red or yellow, but
almost black. Ils name comes from the
fact that, when first out, it exhales a perfume similar to that of a rose j and, although toe dried rosewood of commerce
retains no trace of ihis early perfume, the
name lingers as a relic of the early history
of the wood.
A revival interest is to bc noted in the
attempts started some years ago, particularly in France to manufacture silk from wood
pulp, and by methods, as proposed by M.
Chardonnor, similar in principle to that employed for converting wood into paper. It
is well known that, a few years ago, large
works were built at Besanoon, and preparations for manufacturing silk in this way
were projected and carried out on a somewhat extensive scale ; the result was that
though remarkably satisfactory specimens
of silk made by the process iu question were
shown, it was found that the fabric so manufactured could not be woven successfully
in large pieces, and tbat it was of so highly
inflammable a nature as to bo a source of
great danger. To overcome these difficulties very thorough experiments have for
some lime past beon under way, and with
such results lhat lhe company having the
industry in charge claims to bc able to fur-
pish a substitute for silk possessing all the
essential qualities characterizing that article,
nnd which i.s expected to be put upon the
market at about one-half tbo cost of the
genuine article, dress pieces, ribbons, ke,,
being included in the prospective goods.
Ill his recent work on mechanical and industrial progress of late years, Dr. Benjamin statin that in no department have the
improvements and advances been productive
of greater results than in that of agriculture.
This is seen, ho declares, in the general
substitution of iron and steel In nearly all
kinds of farming machinery, which, with
other improvements, has increased ineffectiveness, and at the same time reduced its
cost from twenty-five to fifty per cent, An
instance is afforded of this iu harvesting
machines, the binder having boen perfected
so that twine is used instead of wire, a
simple fact which has added avaat stimulus
to the grain growing of the United States,
where the binder was invented, also of
South America, Europe, Australia, and parts
of Africa, without whicli invention it would
have been impossible to harvest the recent
crops of small grain,
must also be assignee ^^^^^^^^^^^
tion of the Hungarian system of high milling and the extended use of the corrugated
chilled iron rolls in place of buhr stones,
thus revolutionizing the Hour industry. Of
machinery used in the textile industries,
too, emphasis is laid upon the immense importance of the improved cotton spinner, in
its present form increasing the average
spoed of lho spindles in practically all cotton
factories from 5,500 to 0,000 revolutions per
Engineers are quite interested in a device
lately brought foi ward for sounding an
ahum whenever a bearing gets hot. The
arrangement consists of p- cup containing
some mercury, this cup being sol, iu tho
hearing, and wires are connected from thc
cup to a bell and annunciator, ono of the
wires leading from a screw that can be set
at any desired distance from the surface of
the mercury, this screw is screwed down
until it touches the mercury, and thc circuit completed through lhe mercury, causing the bell to ring, and the screw is then
backed any distance required. Should the
bearing become heated, the mercury expends, closing the circuit when it touches
the screw, and thus giving the alarm. It
is proposed to have one on each bearing,
lhe belief being expressed that, though this
would lead to a multiplicity of numbers,
anil probably some confusion at times, no
doubt cau be entertained that it would save
tires very often in such places as sawmills:
also in some portions of cotton mills, where
dust is likely to got into a bearing and
cause it to heat, tbis arrangement, it is
thought, may serve a useful purpose.
Nn less than twelve thousand traction
engines, it is stated, are at present iu uso
in England for hauling heavy freight, or
for passenger service, or for steam ploughing, or as road rollers, and are built as a
rule in ono of three sizes. The smallest i.s
an engine weighing nine tons when fully
equipped, and has oylindors eight by ten
inches in size; the noxt machine weighs
ton and one-fourth tons, and ha3 cylinders
eight and one-half by twelve inches; the
largest of these machines weighs eleven and
one-half tons when carrying six hundred
pounds of coal in its hunkers and HIS gal-
ions of water in its tank ; its cylinders arc
0 by 12 inches, and a load of forty tons can
he pulled up a grade of one in fifteen on a
good hard road. The most economical load
for good roads and moderate grades is said
to bo about twice tho weight of the engine,
under such circumstances tho largest size
requiring from 800 to 900 pounds of coal in
feu hours, Single cylinder engines are
most In favor, but a demand for those on
lhe compound principle, it is believed, will
lake place before long.
A new kind of paint is announced, which,
il is claimed, possesses iu a peculiar degree
lhe properties of preserving metals from
rust, and is uniiU'celed oillior by heat or
cold, When applied to sheet-iron it is
found that the coating is not affected by
warm wator or steam, norlsltatalllnlltieno-
ed by the act ion of add and alkaline liquids,
ammonia gas, hydrochloric acid gas, and
1 ilphurelod hydrogen gus. The principal
ingredlonl of this paint is a silicate of iron
which is found in the neighborhood of nat ur-
al deposits of iron ores, and also occurs iu
veins in deposit) of granite, which havo ho.
. imo dooomposod by contnot with ihe air.
i deposit, whicli Is employed in tho
form ol n finely ground powder, is found to
hi i imposed mainly of uxidu ol iron, with
small proportions of slliclo acid, phosphoric
acid, alumina, lime, magnesia,  ko,   Tho
,i n[ Iron, III a very finely divided
M lie,is mlxod with oxidized linseed oil and
. irnish, in form a i-aslc,and win n required
in llu form "I palnl it Is  thinned  down
-,-. ith good linsoocl "il, i i which, if iloi I
. , irloi euoh nslithargo iao hi
,d, il the samo timo n i nun' nil colors for
, i       ng the required   I : lo,
uraa.i.jaUK   .in.-i-.-aa.-   Hi  an   i.rmiriiet  ..;
llie  Department for IS!'}.
The Report of the Post-office Department,
contains many interesting items. To an
uutravelled Englishman, an ignorant for.
eigner, or an uiuppreciative Yankee, perhaps the most significant illustration of
Canada's territory and development is the
fact that Mails were carried last year ou
13,303 miles of railway���an increase of
1,182miles over the preceding year; that
45,000 miles were covered daily by the service, and ovor 1-1,01111,000 miles during the
The principal portion of this increased
milage, and additional service to the public
has, of course, been in thc newer provinces
of Manitoba, British Columbia and the
| North-west Territories. Th? Northern
Pacific and its Brandon branch ; and the
Canadian Pacific especially, with its innumerable branches and extensions, are doing much lo promote this great measure nf
comfort and pleasure to the settler in
these rapidly developing portions of tho
Dominion. .Meantime, the external service
has not been neglected. A contract for one
more year has been entered into with tho
Allan and Dominion lines for the carrying
of our Mails between Quebec, Halifax and
Liverpool. And there is reason to hope that
a still faster system may bein operation
before very long. The Pacific Ocean Mail
Service, carried by the Empress lino of the
C.P.R. between Vancouver, Yokohama,
Hong Kong and Shanghai, shows a most*
gratifying development. As compared with
(il,37.i letters transmitted between Canada,
China and,lapau in 1891 there were 1011,411
in 1892, and 34,900 newspapers last year, as
compared with 20,112 during the previous
The cities throughout the Dominion also
show a marked appreciation of the freo delivery system. Hiring 1892 the Letter
Carriers in our eleven cities carried 901,032
letters, post-cards and newspapers, an increase of 41,0110 over the preceding year.
Toronto heads the list with 372,449 ; Montreal comes second with 160,726, whilst
Hamilton is third with 62,361, Thc registered letters passing by mail wilhin tho
Dominion exceeded three million iu number,
out of which only 117 cases of abstraction
of contents or total loss of letter were reported. Most of these were made good,
and tho number is less than lastycar, which
, seems to prove the cllicacv of the precati-
lo the period 1880-90 t'0M uken. ���*������,��� Report in this connection
the general inlrodttc-1 warM porson8 wno wrju. to the Department complaining of loss or delay to send
tbo envelope or cover with their complaint.
In is interesting to note that, the Department is preparing some changes, which we
think will commend themselves to the
public. Letter-cards, similar to those in
Groat Britain, Austria and other European
countries, will shortly bo issued, as well as
a larger sized postal card than the ono now
iu use, which it is supposed will be found
convenient for price lists, notices, etc. Postage stumps of the value of twenty cents and
fifty cents will also bo issued. They should
be very useful in pre-paying parcel postage.
The Dead Letter Department is always a
curious one to investigate, and its returns
are suggestive of a degree of carelessness in
the pulilic whicli il Is.diflioult to understand
Over one million letters are reported as
having passed through this Office during ths
year, of which 2li,!)ll were actually registered letters with valuable contents.
Over 90,000 were returned us having insufficient address or postage, '
Thc business of tlio Money Order llranch
continues to grow, in 180S the value of
Money Orders issued was $3,352,000 in 1S91
it was $12,478,000, and last year it was
��12,825,000. In Hie Post-oHioo Savings
Banks the deposits arc reported as exceeding $22,000,000, and the most gratifying
point- in this pari of the statement is that
an analysis of the deposits shows if to bc a
widespread and essentially popular investment of small savings. Fifty-lwi thousand
people deposited from one to ten dollars
each ; 25,000 from eleven tn twenty dollars
and 36,000 from twenty-one to fifty dollars.
Arrangements are announced for an increase in the limit of weight in parcels addressed to or rooeivod from the United
Kingdom, together with a reduotion in tho
rate of postage for each pound in excess of
one pound, from 20 cents to Hi cents.
Money Order conventions have also beon
consummated with the Leeward Islands,
Bermuda and British Guiana.
Geography of the Moon-
Sir Robert Ball is reported to have said in
his lecture on thu moon that the geography
of our satellite was belter known even than
that of the earth. There was no single spot
on the moon the size of an ordinary parish in
England that had not been fully photographed and observed. Of course, this remark can only relate to thc side of the moon
which is always turned toward us. Nearly
one-half of her surface has never been seen
by mortal eye, and never will bo unless tha
lunar globe should bc lilted by collision with
a comet nr some such erratic body. Otherwise it i.s a fact that photography has done
more for the earth's attendant thai"  for the
earth itself. Iti ���.analogous to tho fuiibor
fact, thai the only things which man can
predict with certainty are not those that
happen on the iphore ho inhabits, put the
movements of worlds Immensely distant,
A Watch With a History.
It is mentioned that a watch which the
Imporor is giving as a wedding
i   order thai thoy may Iwv   io colour
; In thoir son ice,, lho directors ol
tin ', irtl Eastern Railway Company,!! i;,,
liavcdi I lo I 111 il -ill their servants holding
ri | lible   positions   Bhall   undi r o flu
��� i, - , . imlnation,
idri - Ive I - io il I' ,057,000 lettei
from the Unlti I   lat       I year, G
n Rived ���-,   \":'' h Hor , an I Franco I,.
present to his sister, Princess Margaret of
Pi-nil ia, on hor marriage with Prince Prod*
crick Charles of Hesse has a curious history.
It originally belonged to Queen Louit-o of
Prussia, the mother of the Kaiser William
I. The watch was looted by French soldiers after one ol tho victories wbieh practically placed Berlin as a conquered oily in
lho hands of Napoleon's troops. Being talc-
cu to Strasburg, it was a yoar or two later
wou as a prize in a barrack lottery by the
cook of llm olliccrs'mess, This man gavo
the watch to his sister, who silbsoqueully
obtained a domestio position In lho palace
of Potsdam, where Ijueon Louise, noticing
the watch in tho woman's possession,
rooognized it as her own, and obtained rs-
possession of it in exchange for a gonorous
sum of monoy, The lato Empress Augusta
entrusted the watch to the present Hipper.
or, with an oxprossion of her wish thai i'i
might always remain the proporty of a
Prussian prince  .
Grocer (beaming on her)���"Oh, yci doa'l
wanl any blueing. All you have '<��� do Id
I'.ok in the wash',ub with tbosu beautiful
blue -yet of yours," A Hard ���Workin*; Wouin-
Aft day she hurried to go' through,
Tho sait'e .11 !o's nt wimunn d i:
Hi I'-ulinesal nhrhl her husban'sald:
" I , iiln'l you goin' to ��� ��� ne 11 bed .'"
' . ''i -nshe'll kinder itivoaliitch,
' . ".ci;.- lull' way betwoon a stitch,
.\ ��� sorloi-sigh, im'siy that she
W  ir��atly as h'io'i! over tie.
An' -ii ihi years went, one by ono;
An somohowshe was never done:
An wi.cn thoangol s.od ns how
"Mis' Smith, it s tlm i you rosleil now,"
fiiio ��� ir.cr raised li -r eye to look
.' - cond, ii-,'i stitch stiotook ;
"'. I right : i in e cniii-; now," says aim,
"] ill readyu, I'll overlie,
��� reckon.''
iiouie- Mado Tooth Soai.
A nice tooth soap, or a sweet-smelling
tooth powder, mav be reckoned among the
toilet articles which sre the delight of evory
well-organized woman.
Hut the best tooth soaps, in the lansuage
nt llio littlo girl "cost money," and maty a
won.i.n has boen compelled to buy some-
th ng less dainty than she warned, because
she could not afford to buy thc gilt-edged
Here is a tooth soap which may be highly
'ecominended. It is sweet smelling, nice
asting and cleansing without having in its
somposition an ingredient which could pos-
llbly harm the teeth. Indeed, it isso mild
.hat those wbo require a "gritty" snip
mist add pumice stone to the compound,
For the tooth soap get of powdered orris
.vol a quarter of a pound, of powdered
jiyrrh two ounces, of powdered white soap
three ounces, of powdered saffron one ounce
and nf oil of la vander two drachms. Mix
with one pound of precipitated chalk.
'This makes quite a large quantity. Rut
the soap keeps well. Should you not feci
equal lo mixing the ingredients yourself a
druggist will toss tbem together for you,
without charging you any more than the
separate ingredients would cost if bought
For the delicate teeth of children a good
powder can be made from two ounces of
Castile soap, powdered and dried ; one
ounce of outtle-fish bone, powdered ; four
ounces of honey and a dash of lavender for
Try these.
Interior Novelties-
An attractive dining room lately furnished shows the walls covered with an embossed paperof a light olive brown with Venetian
damask design, outlined by a raised gold
tracery, inclosing the soft old olives, dull
blues and greens, harmonising nicely with
wood-bronze and oak trimmings. The frieze
i? of a soft leather color and scattered over
it arc architectural design heads. This
e'esign consists of garlands festooned from
rosettes and knots of ribbon in soft hues and
inclosed between gold Hillings : iu groups of
throe rosettes are set betweeu aod a molding is set above n row of pearl ornaments in
gold.   Tlie cllee! is very beautiful.
The surface of tlie ceiling is pinelled and
divided Into squares by beams of carved oak
coming from carved oak bracket supports.
Each of these panels is filled with canvas
ai d tieated in soli 1 mat gold. The floor is
hard wood and inlaid. Over it are scattered a number of handsome rugs.
The huge library liable is of highly polished oak. The low, broad divan and several
chairs are of oak and upholstered in handsome leather.
In a pretty little Hat where every inch of
space is utilized, ono room answers for both
library and living room. The library consists of a combination book case and screen,
an easy chair and one straight backed one
for writing.
This screen is in three parts, thc middle
section being lilted with shelves for books.
Small drop shelves are fastened part of the
wry down the sides with panels. There are
used lo hold a lamp, vase of llowers and
quaint pieces of bric-a-brac.
In the angle formed by the two panels of
the screen is a triangular-shape 1 shelf whioh
holds an inkstand, penholder, pens and
Idol ter.
Above this shelf on either sido are fastened two large portfolio envelopes which are
made o fstout buckram and covered wiih
pretty chintz. Writing-paper, envelopes,
stamps, postal cards, newspaper wrappers,
ke., arc kept in these envelopes.
Burlap portieres are very handsome and
effective. A good quality can he obtained
for fifteen cents a yard.
A heavy fringe nine inches in depth with
scveial rows of drawn work above it should
be dyed a rich rod.
Chrysanthemums, poppies, tulips, nasturtiums and orohids are all effective designs
for those portieres and should be painted in
a bold, conventional manner with palm",
ferns or grasses in tho background.
It is said upon good authority thai mil
more than two nf ihe swinging couches of
India arc in existence iu America, Olio of
these is in Chicago and it is a marvel of
beauty and general utility. It consists of
a wooden divan made of leak wood, richly
carved, It is live by three feel and is
covered with a mattress, and over lhat is
thrown a huge soft rug of rich hues. An
adjustable pillow is placo:l at either end
and each is covered by a small rug. This
novel divan is suspended from tho ceiling
and clears tho floor about six inches. The
chains by which I he divan is sitspon Iod ar I
of brass, heavy and very bcaniitul. Eaoh
separate link is of a different sis**! and shape
and a dome-like pendant. strung round Willi
tiny musical bells which tinkle with each
movement of the couch, ii placod a'lou.
midway of each chain. It is suprlsing that
more Americans do not possess these novel
and delightful COUoheS. Certainly nothing
could be mors truly delightful for an Oriental room.
A Pretty Table-
A work table, which was au original idea
with ils maker and owner, will Lear description and copying. The table foundation
was an oblong top piece wiih a broom-
bundle tripod, upon which ii roslod firmly,
TlltlSO can he bought u any furniture .-.tore,
plain, gilded or white, [or flfty or Eoventj ���
five e-nis. Over the top was fitted :i ill'
cover of cream oreloiino oovorod with le
A straight pice fourteen lm lies in depth,
bi wod i" tin lop i"' oo on evory sido, was
ihe fouuilalion lor a double rots ol I
Oil p idols, of lbe  crcl'illlle ell  ihrSO ... Id,
The fourth sido had onl* ��� no h p poi ki I
for huge plooos of work,
A bow ol yellow ribbon finished corner, and lo Ibis was attached, by i,, ing
narrow tihl ous,   il isors, oan i) and m��"
me iop nesiiie t nine lacquer iraj as a
temporary catch-all for odd buttons, spools
iu u-e, etc. All advantage of the bag cover
was that it was not fastened to the table,
out could be taken off, turned inside out,
sh iken tree of dust and restored in a moment
of time and with great ease.
Useful Recipes-
Jessie Lino Cake.���Two cups of Bugar,
one cup of butter, one cup of milk, three
cups ot flour, whites of five eggs, three teaspoons of baking powder. Bike two-thirds
of this iu Ivr i layers. To the Other third
a Id lull' a cup of stoned and chopped raisins, two tablespoons of molasses, one teaspoon of cinnamon, ball a teaspoon of cloves,
a little nutmeg, the yolks of two eggs nnd
more Hour. Hike in one layer and place
bet ween the other two.
Ice Cream Cake.���Two cups of sugar,
one oup of batter, one cup of milk, two cups
of Hour, half a cup of corn starch, whites of
four eggs, two teaspoons of baking powder.
Icixn For thi: Above.���Two cups of
sugar, two tablespoons of cold water, tlie
whites of two eggs, One and a hall teaspoons each of rose witer and vanilla. Boil
the sugar and water until it threads, then
add the well-beaten whites and beat well,
adding the flavoring last,
CifocouTB j'ream Cake.���Whites of four
egos beaten still, one cup of white sugar,
half a cup of butter, ball a cup of sweet
milk, two cups of Hour, two teaspoons of
baking powder, one teaspoonful of vanilla.
Bake iu llal pans,
I 'iw.���One and a half cups of granulated
sugar, half a cup of sweet milk. Boil five
minutes, stirring constantly, then add one
teaspoon ofjvamlla. Stir until cool and.thiok
and spread quickly oncake. Have two
si| uares of Baker's chocolate melted and pour
over the white frosting.
Anoi;i,V Food,���One and a half cups of
pulverized sugar. One cup of tlour after
sifto 1. One teaspoon cream of tartar. Whites of eleven eggs. Sift the Hour
and cream of taitar four times, thou use
one cup after it is sifted. Beat the eggs
stiff, add the sugar, then one teaspoon of
rosowater and the Hour. Beat lightly but
thoroughly. Bake slowly in an ungreased
tin for forty minutes.
Coxcerxiso Salads. ���Salads are not as
universally appreciated as they used to be.
To many the propating ofa salad seems a
laborious task. If is not as much work as
it appears to be, as many of the dressings,
which are the chief part, can be prepared
beforehand. The dressing should not he
added to a salad till just before serving,
as it becomes watery if mixed long before
being used. This is un excellent way to
disjio.se of remains of fish, vegetables, potil-
tiy and meats of various kinds.
Cei.bhy Salad.��� Separate the stalks of
four iieads of celery, cut in pieces an inch
long and pour over it half a pint of mayonnaise dressing.
Apple Salad.���One quart of steamed
apples rubbed through a sieve, six tablespoons of salad oil or melted butter, salt
and pepper to taste, one teaspoon made
mustard and one teaspoon of sugar. Serve
Li.��� vi: and Ham Salad.���Chop fine one
slice cold boiled ham and cut up one head
of lettu ,'e. Serve with the following dressing : Mix together thoroughly one-fourth
cupful of salad oil or melted butter, one-
fourth teaspoon of pepper, one teaspoon of
made mustard, one-halt cupful of vinegar
and salt to season.
Tiiix Cookies.��� One oup of butter, one
cup of sugar and three eggs. Beat together
to a cream, add flavoring to suit, then just
enough Hour to roll out very thin. Cut out
with bisouit oatter, and bako in a quick
oven to a very light brown. Watch them
constantly as they burn very easily.
Omelet with Bakixii Powder,���Beat in
one dish the yolks of half a dozen eggs and
the whiles iu another dish. Both must be
made as light as possible. Sift a teaspoonful of baking powder and a pinch of salt over
the whites then add the yolks, beating as
quickly as possible to mix thoroughly : then
pour into a well buttered, very hot frying
pan. Cover closely for a moment; then remove tho cover very carefully,turn the omelet if necessary, slide it out of the pan upon
a hot plate and serve immediately.
yellow pine is miicu oeuer.
Now as lo lhe paint. In color gel it as
near the sha le of the " tracks'' as you can,
then it will nol so readily show every footprint. Never choose a dark color ; nothing
shows dilt and dust worse than a dark
kitchen floor.
It is all very well to say, mop lhe kitchen
floor every day, but the fact i? the busy
house-mother docs not have lime to do it,
and although a painted (looris easily clean-
od still thc space has to be gone over just
the same.
My experience with painted floors teaches
me that a stone gray or drab���not too dark
is in ist satisfactory from a keeping clean
standpoint. As to lhc paint, don't try to
mix it at homo,unless under the supervision
ot a professional painter, liny that pat up
by some reliable firm and use it according
to directions. It is usually prepared to dry
as rapidly as is consistent witii its wearing
If necessary a woman can paint a floor as
well as a man, and as quickly, loo, after a
little practice
If you have a wide brush���three inches is
a good width���the work can be more easily
because more rapidly done. Keep the paint
well stirred up from the bottom, and brush
lengthwise of tho boards, spreading il   well
by brushing down evenly.   A thin coif is
belter than a thick one, for thn latter will
almost  certainly peel up after it is used.
Don't expect   to sorer tin   old   floor
entirely  with  one ooat of paint.   Let il
stand, if possible, until perfectly hard be-
j fore walking upon it.   Ii should be ready
in 24 hours.   Saturday night after supper
is a good lime lo paint it.   In the morning,
j if you must use the room  while  getting
breakfast, lay down pieces ot lath and on
I these strip; of board where it is necessary
I to walk.   The floor may not bc used much
I on Sunday, and by  Monday morning Will
j be hard and nice.
I In a few days wash it well with clear cold
'water to harden the paint, Then in a
[ collide of weeks give it another coat of paint
ill the same way.
i If the floor is ba Ily worn three coats are
none too many, then you will have a floor
that will last until noxt year without bs-
coming badly worn.
j If there are cracks in the floor fill them
' with putty, before beginning to paint.
! A gallon of paint will cover i room fifteen
I fee; square with three coats, and costs not
more than a dollar and a half. No soap or
strong suds should ever be used on a painted floor.
The Kitchen Floor.
It must be of something that will stand
the tramp of many foot in a farmhouse.
Boys and men, with heavy boots, pass over
il many times a day. R liny weather makes
muddy feet; and although an attempt at
a cleaning may be ma do with the broom and
scraper at the back do ir (and not always,
either), there is still enough adhering to
thom to leave " tracks'' on the kitchen floor.
A clean floor is a delight to the tidy
housewife, and a soilel one an annoyance
which must be removed at thc first opportunity. The material of which the floor is
in ide has much to do with the amount of
labour required to keep it clean.
li hard wood is chosen, the tracks will
not show so plainly, but the floor i.s very
hard to keep clean, Oak gives goo 1 wear,
but is ip' to -phiitcr upaft ira little while,
vexing tii" s-eil of her who wields the mop
over it, An oak floor must be oiled. This
gives it a beautiful finish, bringing out tho
grain to I ell a lv i itag i,
Perhaps the most commonly used of the
hard wools, and one which glvos tho most
satisfactory woar, is whito ash. It has a
very straight gralntnot liable to woar
rough, and il oare and labour arc freely expended upon it, It will be beautifully white
and clean. Not n speck of grease must full
upon it, as it is almost impossible to remove
it. Whlteasli was thi material usodfn our
g undmothers' days, when their floors were
said to be " white onoilfh to eat on,"
Whito pine makes a floor whicli nny bo
kept clean aud white with soap and water ;
bur, it does not last very woll, Tbe grain
is ino open, and it soon wears out,
Norway pine is another variety for flooring now much used, audit is considerably
choapor thau the white pine. If care is
used in its selection, using tho straight-
grained boards only, ll makes a vory good
floor,    It may be oiled or left without,    If
tho former, no soap ior hot water must be
usi d in i li ining .'
.' painted floor ii mon i i ily kepi clem
th is . if thi ie, ,p it musl ha' g n ooat
nf paint every few i On
n it enough ll musl I opt wol iverod.
\ - lo iks m ire sh il by than a floor
from which half the pa t ii worn off, loav.
itr'n ,.i.'.in i thi a I to show
ll  < lor
A i I      is best .; | dni      pplied,
England's Goal Supply,
"Inn," in a carefully prepared article,
points out that although a quarter of a century has g mo by since Professor Stanley
Jevons predicted that the coal supply of
England would be exhausted at no distant
date, there are no symptoms of the noar
approach of such a calamity. On the con-
I trary, recent discoveries seem to put the
I fulfillment of the prediction at a remoter
period than ever. It says: "The past year
has been by no means barren in this respect.
Early in the year it was announced that
��� borings for minerals in Northamptonshire
I had resulted in proving the existence of
valuable seams of coal, apparently an ox-
tension of the great Midland coal field, and
covering a wide area. About the same time
after some weeks spent in boring for coal at
Barmoor Clough, near Chapel-en-lc-Frith,
a seam over one foot in thickness was found
atadepthof forty-eight yards. Then again,
I as the result of sinking operations which
' had been in progress for two yean at tho
Kmneil Coal and Coke Company's Snab Pit,
Bolness, thc smithy, or lowest scam of coal,
was reached in lirst-class condition at a
depth of nearly '20(1 fathoms. Then wo had
the announcement of tlio discovery of a
i rich vein of coal between Dnngannon and
Cookstown, in Ireland. Later on a rich
vein of coal was discovered at Eooleshill,
near Derwen. The coal seam is of very fine
quality and twenty-eight inches thick. An
excellent seam of bituminous coal was also
1 discovered on tho acclivity of the hill near
the Blaengwjnfi Railway Station ou the
llhondda and Swansea Bay Railway. There
is also a remarkable development in coal
mining going on in South and West Yorkshire, where numerous important pits are
either in course of being sunk or are about
to be sunk, and other colliery extensions
are being made, which, when completed,
will largely increase lho present output of
tho South Yorkshire coalfield."
Postal Damages in England-
It was recently announced in the London
Gazette lhat the Postmaster Goneral would,
on certain conditions, pay as much as J'.'.IO
by way of compensation for mishaps to a
registered packet or parcel, Ten years ago
the postolBoe paid nothing whatever for the
most grievous damage to any article it
carried; whilo for the loss of an article if
gave no more than SHI, and that only when
the article was registered. At the present
day the compensation for registered articles
of all kinds sent by inland post runs as high
as $250, and applios io damage as well as
loss; while in the case of parcels certain
moderate compensation is given even without regis!raiion. li was, indeod, tho
parcels post that Iod the Postmaster lienor-
al to establish the present system of compensation. Beforo the postollico carried
parcels, no goods oi any groat value, except
1 a few watches and ailicles of jewelry, wore
ordinarily sent by post, A ooitalll amount
of coin was sent by registered post, and lo
provide against the occasional abstraction
of the small sums so sent, a possible Indemnity of $10 was provided. It was not
Intended to encourage tho sending of la.-go
sums through the post, and therefore the
compensation was kept low. But with tho
introduction of the parcel post the Post-
I master Gonoral became a carrier of goods,
and, coming thus  into competition  with
1 common carriers who were held responsible
for dun age, it became necessary to consider
tho question of compensation,
A Now York Mystery-
A young lady, belonging to one of the
first families of New York, returned from a
walk, Her mother, who is vory strict with
her, asked;
"\\ here have you boon?"
"1 have just been taking a little fresh air
in Central park."
"Alone I"
"Are you sure of it?"
"ni courso 1 am.   Why do you ask?"
"ii, nothing at all, except when you went
out yon took with you a parasol, and you
came liniue with a gentleman's cano in your
Think*, i.nlliirr nlMllio; Han Kail Tallinn
ii Cniiuillun Buy of Shooting Wand*-
For years Frank Leyhurn has been known
as the tiger slayer of Amoy, There is not
a village along the coist of China, no nutter how remote from the great centres of
population, to which his tame has not extended. With him the killing of the great
man eaters who infest lhe jungles is looked
upon as a pastime, and he has shot them
under almost all imaginable circumstances.
He arrived in Vancouver on the steamer
Empress of Japan en route for London, and
it was early in the forenoon that he strode
into thc C. 1'. R. Hotel. He wrote his
name in big bold letters across the page of
the register, and lost no timo in plunging
into a bathtub. Later he emerged from his
seclusion, looking ruddy and muscular. He
looked more like thc ordinary globe-trotter
than a slayer of tigers whose name is known
throughout the Orient. In appearance he
is tall and robust, with closely trimmed
whito beard and keen gray eyes. A long
looie-fitttng sack coat of gray tweed was
buttoned about him, and a brown derby
hat was tilted back tar enough upon bis
bend to show lhat he is growing slightly
bald, His feet wero incasod in shoes of
russet leather, and he carried in his baud a
heavy cane, which he clung to tenaciously
as he strode rapidly along.
' Oh, yes," lie said in agrufftono when
asked about Ills experiences as a tiger hunter. " I havo bagged a good many of the
beasts in my day, but there is nothing remarkable about that, With us, don't you
know, it is merely a pastime, and we hunt
the tigers for the sport there is in it. Why
bless my soul, 1 oan sec no reason why any
one should care to hear about tiger hunting.
With us it is ordinary sport, just as deer
stn Iking is in America.
" Alter all," he oontinuod, as he grasped
his cane more firmly and planted his feet
very wide apart," the tigers of China are
not nearly as ferocious as those of India,
but they give a good lot of trouble to the
natives at times. When one of them gets
a taste of human blood ho at once becomes
ferocious, and is never satisfied with any
other diet. They becomo transformed into
what are known as nun eaters, and they
hunt human beings as a cat docs mice.
" Take a big man eater, for instance, and
he is pretty sure to in die his lair in a jungle
close to a native village, avoiding the larger
towns, and always on the alert to make a
victim of some luckless human being  who
may fall in his way.   ft is his habit to lurk
about lhe outskirts of thc settlement, concealed  in the edges   of   the jungle, and
await his opportunity to seize a victim.
Moonlight nights suit him best.   At such
a time he is extremely vigilant.    He prowls
about until he sees some belated  straggler
in the streets.   This is the opportunity for
< which he has waited for hours, perhaps for
days.   There is lbe Hash of a heavy body in
the moonlight, a cry of terror, a brief Strug-
��� gle, and the nun eater is off for  his lair in
i the jungle, bearing the helpless body of a
i human being iu his missive jaws.   Mouths
| later, it may be, the bores are found in the
dense undergrowth.
" When I went to China twenty years
ago I bad already some experience in hunting big game, and I wanted to kill a tiger.
One day while in the counting house of our
firm at Amoy two natives came in in an excited frame of mind to tell that a man had
been carried ofl' from a neighboring village
the night before by a man cater. This was
just the opportunity I had been waiting for.
Taking out a heavy express rille which I
had brought with me, I took the two natives
to act as guides and started out. On reaching the village I found everything in an uproar. Tho natives who arc timid, were
paralyzed with fear, and scarcely dared to
venture out of their houses unless in the
middle of the day.
" I had already learned something about
the habits of tho man eater and knew] just
how to go at it. From inquiry among the
natives I asoertained the exact location of
the lair of the tiger, and for a small compensation I succeeded in securing the services of a coolie to guide ine to the place.
"Starting late in the afternoon, we made
our way slowly through the jungle, and jusl
about dusk reached the spot. Now, the
niglit is the best time to ba^ a man eater,
for he is then asleep, and may be shot before he is aroused. Knowing this, I. bad
brought with aie a bull's-eye lantern, lie-
fore night bad set in fully I got everything
in readiness, and waited until it grew pitch
dark, Having in the mean time located the
exact position of the lair. I left my guide,
wlriby this time was almost terror stricken,
behind mc, and on my hands and knees
crept through the jungle. By the cautious
use of my lantern I found the lair. Turning on the light,  I was a little startled to
discover the huge boast ourledupand sound
asleep. His head was resting on his paws
and squarely facing inc. As 1 prepared to
level my rillo at him ho stirred uneasily,
Turning the light full upon him, ho raised
his head, but before he was thoroughly
aroused I sent a ball from my rille crashing
through his brain, By good fortune I had
Struck him squarely between thc eyes.
There was a feast of rejoicing in the village
when 1 returned with tho skin.
".Iust before 1 lelt China on my present
trip i Struck a man eater who proved to be
a tough customer, lie was an old fellow
and bad a record of about twenty victims,
They Bent for mc and I went aftor him. I
had wiih nie a double barrelled rille of large
calibre. 1 found no dihiciilty in tracing
bim lo his lair, but he gave me a narrow call
before I succeeded ill finishing him, The
trouble was that when I found him be was
awako and ferocious, apparently from the
effects of hunger. 1 had shot so many that
1 thought nothing of il unit gave my tigor
one bat rei out of my gun. .Moil, unaccountably i missed bun clean, and bis eyes fairly
blazed. Lashing the ground with bis tail,
ho sprang toward me like a Hash. As lie
was in lbe air 1 lot go Willi the other barrel
and struck him in tho left ilioulder, the
heavy ball pcnrlrating to his heart, He fell
at my feet, and so close was he I hut before
ho died I could feel his hoi breath upon mc,
ll, was lhe most narrow escape that I ever
had. When measured the tigor was found
lo be almost twelve feel in length, and his
olawii were one and three-quarter inches in
length. 1 had the hitter mounted and distributed tin in among my friends.
" I could tell you a great many stories if
I had the time, but thoy have grown old to
Ino and would be of no interest to the pub.
lie," nnd Iho tiger slayer hastened away to
his dinner.
The extensive premises of Messrs, Cantrell
^ Cochran, the well-known mineral water
manufacturers, N'assan Place, Dublin, were
completely destroyed by tire on Saturday
night.   The damage was very considerable.
British soldiers will weir seamless sacks
in future because they insure greater march-
incelli ,-ienoy. Tlie old style of seamed socks
chafed tiie skin and made the Soldiers font-
sore; the seamless socks do not. Tenders
for the supply of 900,000 pairs, a year's
estimated requirements have been invited
by Govornment,
On Saturday morning (telegraphs a Rhyl
correspondent) the Rev. Thomas Morgan,
vicar of Dyserth, a country parish lying
some few miles Iron. Rhyl, died at the
vicarage. The story of his deav-li is a sad
one. About ten days ago the rev. gentleman was driving inlo Rhyl, when, owing to
the ice-bound state of the streets, the horse
slipped, ami he was thrown violently to
the ground.
Two sisters named Emma an-' Fanny
Taylor were ou the ice in Holme Fen,
Hunts, on Tuesday, when the ice broke, and
both were drowned. An inquest was held
on Wednesday, when a verdict of accidental
death was returned. The girls were aged
1- and Rl years respectively. The ice gave
way nn the river Browney, at Lanchester,
near Durham, yesterday, and a girl named
Thompson, ago I nine, daughter of a rale
collector, was drowned,
Thc management of Messrs. Bolckow &
Vaughan's Eston Works suddenly decided
on Tuesday to restart the rail null. The
orders in hand are sullicient to last at least
for a fortnight, Tlie otlicials state that iu
order to keep tho Eston establishment g i-
ing they have produced more than they
needed, and were compelled to close through
lack of orders. General satisfaction is expressed that the works have only stood two
An inquest was held on Tuesday afternoon at Deptford, by Mr. Carttar, on the
body of Estella Lucy Clark, aged 35, of ii
lirocklcy Road,   headmistre-s  of   Mul\;;
Road   Infants'   Board   School,  Anerley,
. Whilst in the attitude  of  prayer, by her
j bed 6ide, she had au epileptic lit,  and slipped with her neck across an iron bar of the
bedstead, thus causing suffocation,     After
evidence had been given the jury returned
a verdict that  deceased was  accidentally
| suffocated.
Researches among the records possessed
by the Romney Town Council have unearthed a document of great interest. This is no
less than the Charter of Pardons granted by
King Henry VI. to those implicated in .lack
Cade's rebellion, which was more serious in
extent in Kent and Sussex than it was else
where. Another very interesting document
among Ihe records is the account nf the accession to the Crown of Edward, Earl of
March, 1460.
Mr. James Lynhan, provision merchant
of Macclesticld,having a dog which showed
vicious propensities, took a d uible-birrell
ed gun on Tuesday evening and attempted
to destroy the animal. He tired one barrel,
but only slightly wounded the dog, which
turned upon him and bit him. Mr. Lynhan
then struck the creature witli the butt-eud
of the weapon, forgetting that the second
barrell was undischarged, and in so doing
the charge was exploded and the bullet
lodged in Mr. Lynhan's stomach. He
lingered for three hours and then expired.
The Rev. James Boston.aged 56, residing
at *ii> Plimpton Road, Willesden,committed
suicide on Saturday morning by shooting
himself with a revolver. A report of tire-
arms alarmed the inmates �� his house,
and upon a search being made the rev.
gentleman was found lying in a pool of blood
in the bathroom with a bullet wound in
the right temple, and the revolver lyini by
his Bide. No cause can be assigned for the
Teetotalers in England have been making
a great fuss over the fact that Dr. Wielo-
bycki, President of a temperance society
there, recently celebrated his hundredth
birthday. The other side is nuking a
showing of centenarians in various parts of
the country who have always, and consistently used both beer and tobacco. One
man of 105 years, another of Rlli, and
another of lot, who have been temperate
drinkers and smokers, are lately particularized. The .suggestion is nude that tceto.
tellers make a fuss over such an event
because it is so unusual,
Al Hereford on Saturday three men wee
remanded on bail charged with causing the
death of Win. Prosser, a labourer. Itis
alleged that they chased deceased across
thc country in a partially dressed condition
on Thursday night, and left him hanging
by his clothes to some piling. Preiser was
found dead next morning, Tne outrage
was the result of a drunken freak.
A Tralce correspondent states that the
Dingle mall car was on Sunday evening set
upon about eight miles from Tralce, and
that the driver and C��pt. Da Moleyns,
eldest son of Lord Ventry, were struck by
stones. They jumped off and seized two of
thoir assailants, but were set upon by the
crowd, and had to get away is best they
could, and in the mJei Captain De Moleyns
had his -word and scabbard taken from
At Bolton, on Monday, ten privates in
the 2d Volunteer Battalion of the North
Lancashire Regiment weie brought betore
the magistrates as a result of an Important
action on the part of the regimental olliccrs. The defendant! had by non-attendance at drill and Inspection failed to become
efficient, and lost tno regiment close upon
��20 In capitation grant. After having tho
regiment thoy were traced, and were now
mulcted in 35s each and costs, or n week's
Win. Edwin Burns, warrant officer in
charge of Her Majesty'.- wat oruiscr Thetis,
at Chatham, was tried by court martial at
Sheerness on Tuesday foi Wing drunk and
unfit for duty on January 2nd, Prisoner
pleaded guilty. Eis certificates won very
.satisfactory, except for a previous conviction for a similai offen 9 in 1888, The
court-marti il, i on I li ring lhe pn vlou n
viotion, gentineed the prisoner to ba dis-
missed from tho service,
The monomania who. In 1839, ..topped
Queen Viotoria while she was riding on
In rsobaok iu Hyde lVrk nr.d prop i ������ I
marriage to hi i li is re lently died In Bi II im
tho celebrated insano asylum In London, He
seemed lo be perfoi 'ly sound on evory other
subject, was well edu ited, and wroto very
sensible mi ��� ������ li  u   asylums
and the reforms which might be made is
bom,   Ho was 81 ye 1     lll��*M.��.��MBy.*l**********W**WI***ll
Meeting of Citizens.
A public nioeling was hold in
Peterson's Hall on Monday ovening
to receive tbe report of the com-
miltee appointed to communicate
with the Provincial Government ro
the townsite dispute and with the
Dominion Government regarding tbo
imcroaehments of tbe river. Mr. 0.
II. Allen was voted to tbe chair and
Mr. P, B. Wells was appointed fiecro-
tary. A large number of citizens
Was present.
Aftor tbo minntes of tbe last mooting wero road,
Mr. Northey, on behalf of the
cominittoo, read the replies received
from Victoria and Ottawa concerning
tbe matters referred to, Mr. Gordon
Hunter, Crown solicitor, Victoria,
wroto tbat,  " notwithstanding  tho
strenuous efforts of tho Provincial
Government to effect a settlement of
tbo Ilovelstoke townsito dispute with
tho Dominion Governniont, DO agreement lias been reached, and that the
Provincial Government now propose
to submit the matter to tbo Courts."
With rospect to the reserving tbe
stream of water for the iibc of tbe
town tbo Crown solicitor wrote that
the wishos of the citizens would bo
complied with.    Tbe  reply  from
Ottawa regarding the encroachments
of the river wus hopeful, thu assistant
secretary of the Dopartmout of the
Interior stating: "Your communication will be brought to tbo attention
of the Minister of tho Interior at
once."   It would thus be seen tbat
the Provincial Government intended
making a movement in tbo townsite
matter.   It might not bc on account
of their action tbat this was boing
done, but all the samo it behoved
them to keep pegging away until a
settlement was effected. It probably
Would not matter very much to them
whioh side won, but it mattered a
great deal to the prosperity of the
town that the matter  should   be
settled���one way or the other.   For
six years the dispute had dragged
its weary length along, and no ono
conld deny that it  had been tbo
greatest hindrance to tber progress.
Tbey had sat down too long.    As
they were the ohief sufforers they
must unite together and make strenuous efforts to have tbe case decided
once for all.   Regarding tbe stream
of water for the town supply their
reqnest had been granted, aud Mr.
Kirkup, the recorder, had received
orders to permit no one to record or
appropriate it. As for tho reply from
Ottawa it might mean anything.   If
the Dominiun Government desired
to sell any more town lots���and he
had reliable  anthority   Ior  stating
that such a sale was contemplated���
it must first seonre tbe townsito from
further encroachments of the river,
which every year carried away a big
slice of tho bank.   But something
should be done at onco.   Tho high
water oxpected this summer would
lbe very destructive, and the Government should bo made acquainted with
this fact.   Thoir member should bo
asked to interest himself a little more
in local matters.   Tbe Bpeaker thon
moved : " That tbe committee write
Mr. Mara regardiug the  townsite
dispnto and tbe protection of  the
river bank, requesting bim to urge
upon the Government tho necessity
of tbe latter work  being dono at
Mr, Wells did not think any of
the land iu tbe townsito actually
abutting on tbo river belonged tn the
Dominion Government. He thought
tbe Stoamboat and Smelter companies
should be communicated with in tbo
Mr. Nobtiiey said if the Government made an appropriation for this
���work tbe Smelter Co. and tbe Steamboat Co. wuuld have to bear a percentage of the cost. Last year the
Government made an auprupriation
for ropairs to the bank near the
smelter, aud the Smelter Co. was
charged with half the cost,
Mr. I'nii'P.s moved "That the committee be instructed to coamumica'e
with the Dominion t rovernment with
regard to the quantity of land car- ���
ried away last year, and the urgency
of taking immediate steps to prevent
same from occurring this year; that
it baa greatly depreciated the valne
of property in tho town ; also that
tbe C.P.R, anthoritiea be communicated with regarding the amount of'
rock thrown il to tbe river each year
to strengthen the pior�� of the bridge,
such deposit being   the chief     , .
of ohnnging the oourse of the river
Mr. N"Kiiir.v explained that the
communication sent  by  the  com
mittoe to tbe Minister of the Interior
was identical with Mr. Phipps'a oro
Mr. W. M linnwN seconded the
original motion, wbieh was carried.
Mr. Brown's motion that the enm-
mitten remain as beforo appointed
was also or.rried,
Mr. P, Fbaseb proposed that the
committee writn to Mr. Kellin and
ascertain tbo Government's activity
regarding tlm townsite dispnto,
Booondod by Mr. John Abrahamson
and carried.
In tho disonsBion wbioh onsnod it
Wbh stated that under the (I. I'. U
bridge, where confined between the
piers, the water run with tho velocity
of a mill raco; consequently a viuit
pit has boon scooped ont and tbe
bank undermined by tho awirl of tbo
litiek water, 1(1 or 12 foot of this bank
Vicing iinrried away lust summer.
'lbe question of tbo extension of
���Fruijt Struct Baa dlsouSBud, and it
It.  ttOBSON
From the Western Milling Co. of Regina.
'1 his company at present find themselves compelled to norm.F. the size
of Tiii'ii; mill, lho demand for their Hour having so largely increased.
Tlio wheat reaped ou the Regina plains last harvest wns pronounced the
rest between Winnipeg and the Mountains, -special Samples beiug
secured for tho World's Pair at Chicago.
Flour made from this qualify of wheat is tho article Mr. Robson is now
offering to lho inhabitants of Revelstoke and district.
This space is reserved
Patent Hungarian, Strong Baker's, Oats, Shorts, Bran,
Chopped Iced, Rolled Oats, Granulated
Oatmeal, Wheat, Hay, &c.
Always see Robson's prices before buying elsewhere.
They will be the
was tho goneral opinion of the meeting that if tho C.P.R. authorities
were approached in a proper manner
it would bo possible to get nn archway built through tbe railway embankment at tho upper end of the
street. As the roads to the cemetery
and tho Big Eddy are on the other
side of tbe track snch an archway
will be of vast convenience. Tbe
present road iB very dangerous, and
if any more of it goes into the river
it will be utterly impassable. Moreover it passes through private property, and is liable to be closed at
auy time. No action was taken in
the matter, but it will be discussed
at the next meeting, to be held as
soon as the committee have a report
to make.
Votes of thanks to the chairman
and secretary, and to Mr. Peterson
for the use of the room, brought the
meeting to a (lose.
A Flattering Opinion.
The following letter, coming ns it
does unsolicited from " a stranger
within our gates," is at once a compliment to our town, our Indies nnd
our musical talents, aud seems to
entirely refute the assertion so often
made by our Nelson contemporaries,
that Kevelstoke is worse than l'enfer,
Tbis writer sees nothing but beauty
nud sweetness around him, bears good
music nnd cultured voices, nud thinks
be has alighted in a spot uncongenial
to bis frontier gnrb and rough exterior���i. e. Paradise. It is evident
the stigma east upon our towu by
envious neighbors is undeserved. So
henceforth we shall be emboldened
to stand up against such slurs :���
To the Editor,���I hud the pleasure lust evening of attending an entertainment given by the musical
talent of this pleasant little town,
nnd wns somewhat surprised to see
the commodious townball filled with
sweet women aud tastefully-dressed
men. Being just in from the mountains and iu frontier garb I felt as
though I had alighted in a region
uncongenial to me, as, accidentally,
fatally or otherwise, I occupied a seat
immediately beside a splendid specimen of a man, a perfect Adonis, and
the comparison was great. I do uot
know the gentleman, but I am in-
I n ii d be i ccupiee a OoverLinent
position iu "his beautifully situated
. .- tine ��� to be the leading place
on the nj per i lol tml ia, Eowever, I
vith the tastefully ten-
lered one i, and the ladies who took
party were lovely, with their soft,
dng manners.
ior ':.-��� entv I enl wns a
to those
.    ���
U.KD TENDERS.addreBsed
tu the DnderBi��Ded and en��
1 snder foi William's Head
will be received until Wed
..'. of Maroh next,
incluai ���  construction of n
wharf  fur  quarantine  purposes  al
Heed, Britiiii ' ���
accordance with i
o be ieen at lhe -.tli'''   it lhe
���    .     i        - .,>���     rid
i        -   Works.
Tender   rill ioi be considei
he 'i tppliod and
.wib tbe aol	
An acceptod bank cheque p
in the order of the tfini ��� ���     t'ubiir:
Works, squill to ,       Pi      I
. -.,.���   , r-B .    oi it, inns' accompany
each lender.    The cheriue   i
forfeited if Lhe part} decline
trnol  or fail  to coinph e
contracted for, and will bn rei i m ������
in " i ' of nun acceptance of tondor
Tho Ltopartmeul does nol bind
Itself to acoept tho lowest, ,,r nny
Iiy order,
I'i. F.F,. ROY,
Department of Publio Works,
Ottawa, 7th Pobruary, 1803,
In obedience to a writ of Pi Fa issued
out of the Supreme Court of British
Columbia, dated the 14th day of
February, 1893, and to me directed
in the nbove-nnmed suit for the sum
of $10,481.23, nnd $3.50 for costs
of execution, etc., and also interest
on $10,458.34, tit 6 per cent, per
annum, from the 20th day of January, 1893, until payment, besides
sheriff's fees, poundage, and all
other expenses of this execution,
I have seized and will SELL by
PUBLIC AUCTION tho following
GOODS on THURSDAY, the 2nd
day of March, 1893, at tbe Kooteuay
(li.C.) Smelting k Trading Syndicate
(Limited) works, near Revelstoke,
B.C., at 12 o'clock noon, to satisfy
the judgment debt and costs in this
action, if the said amounts ure not
sooner paid,
1 stationary hoisting engine and
hoisting gear.
1 stationary engine and fixtures in
lower engine-room.
1 fan blast and fixtures.
1 Guruey scale, capacity 3,500 lbs..
1 large stationary engine,
1 steam pump.
5 irou wheelbarrows.
2 large oil tanks, with pumps.
2 jack screws.
50 feet rubber hose.
50 feet band iron.
200 feet hemp rope,
5 boxes window glass,
17 slag pots, small.
2    "     "    large.
10 moulds, quantity crushed ore,
wire rope, charcoal and coke, number
metal castings, pulleys, bolts, eto.
Sheriff of Kootenay.
Revelstoke, Feb. 20th, 1893.
The abovo Sale is adjourned till
Wednesday, tho 8th day of March,
1893, at same place and hour.
8, REDGRAVE, Sheriff.
Revelstoke Station Post Office*.
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varuisuci*.
Bakery in connection with Store.
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co,
Eevelstoke Station*.
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Railway Mens Requisites.
Do yon Write for the Papers'/
If you do, you should havo THE
���i T(������.*, Book for Correspondents, Reporters, Editors and General Writers.
117 Naswu 8TREET, New York, N. Y.
state where yoa uwtlvli and yon win receive a bandaome lithograph fur framing.
A.  Mo NEIL,
i' row Street,
Wagons-) and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a Specialty.
Mining and Real Estate Rroker and General
Commission Agent.
MINING CLAIMS Bonght and Sold.
agent for TROUT LAKE CITY, KASLO CITY, IUKtfi-P and other
3 to
5 o
to M
a *)
��H   ST
o 8
Furniture & Undertaking.
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
REVELSTOKE, B.C Engineering Venturos Which
pleted Under Difficulties.
A writer in an Knglish papor gives brief
notes on a few of the greater engineering
works which have been qu.'te recently completed, or whicli are actually in progress,
with every prospect of their being successfully completed in due course.
To begin at home, the great tower,
which owes its origin to the energies of
Sir E. W. Watkin, M. P., deserves first
place, as a worthy rival to the great Eiffel
tower, the engineering boast of France.
This tower, which is being erected at
Wembly park, where a special station has
been already opened, fourteen minutes
from Baker street station, is being actively
pushed forward. The foundation work has
been completed, and the laying out of the
grounds is so far advanced that il is expected the park, which covers 180 acres, will bo
opened in the spring. The foundations are
composed of huge concrete blocks, whicli
vary in depth from twenty-eight feet to
sixty feet, according to the level of  the
The tower itself will measure flliO feol
in circumference at the base, and 1100 feet
in height, or 150 feet higher than the Eiffel,
while it will be larger than its prototype iu
every way. The material destined for its
erection is polished steel. Tho summit will
be 1460 feet above sea level. The tower itself is expected to take eighteen mouths to
Thc tower bridge is another great London
engineering venture which is rapidly approaching completion, although tho final
date of opening for trallic has bad to be
shifted forward several times. This bridge,
whioh is built on the "bascule" principle,
presents a novel feature in the centre span,
which is 200 feet wide and cut in halves,
which are to ko raised aud brought Hush
with the towers by machinery concealed
within them.
When opened for passage of vessels, foot
passengers may cross by a lofty footpath, to
gradient of one in four.   This is also a rack I ���
ail line ; there also difficulty wasexperienc- Our Minister
ed in the higher portions from the rarity of | tjic minister said, said lie,
the air.
There is a mountain railway in the Cats-
kill mountains, New York state, 7,001 feet
long, which is worked by cable driven by a
drum at the summit, where the s'.eam
engines are placed.
The works in progress for the utilization
ot the immense power continually running
to waste at Niagara are rapidly approaching completion, and these have been described as but the beginning of perhaps the
most stupendous engineering feat ever
undertaken. The great tunnel has just
been finished.
This, which is 6700 feet long, 23 feet high
and IS feet wide, runs from the bottom of a
great shaft HO feet deep, to which the
water is brought from above the falls by a
large canal, and running parellel with the
river empties itself below the cliffs under
the suspension bridge, after having set in
motion the series of great turbines which
are intended to work the dynamos to transmit power electrically to any desired point.
Only 1.10,000 horse power of the 17,000,-
000 which it is calculated the falls can
supply will be absorbed by thc Cataract
Construction Company's works. It is intended to sell power at thc rate of $20 per
horse power per annum up to 3,nOD horsepower ; for powers beyond the charge will
UoJlO per horse-power.
Most sheep die before they are a year old
A very tine Stradivarius violin will fetch
The prices of medicines are fixed by law
in Prussia, and. a new piicclist is annually
The best khl gloves are not made of kid,
but of tho skins of young colts. The cheapest kid gloves are maife of lamb and rat
Dwarfs are the inhabitants of the Anda-
. - , man Islands.   It is seldom that a full-grown
which access is obtained by staircases and i man j38een over forty.two 'nc'les ������ Height.
lifts withiu the towers.    These immense 1   ������������ j ��� ��� ., ,     ,.   .
piers in the bed of the river are said to be I J��� ,7��d ls 30 c.alled ,-f <*fu,sef �����*����� hrst
fhe largest in the world. ��ut lt lnlmles a Perfllme hke that ?f a ro8e'
The total length of bridge and approaches
is 2,010 feet. About 31,000,01)0 bricks, 19,-
500 tons of cement, 70,500 cubic yards of
concrete and 15,000 tons of iron and steel
will be utilized in the structure.
When the great Siberian railway chain���
at present being constructed���is fiuished,
F.ussia can boast of possessing the greatest
railway in the world. This tremendous
system will stretch right across the immense territory of Siberia, no less than
4,785 miles, or twice tho length of the
Canadian Pacific railway ; and the total cost,
inclusive of rolling stock, etc, is given at
��36,765,000 or il,6S0 per mile.
This very low cost is due to the favorable
nature of the ground for engineering operations, and the absence of huge parliamentary expenses and compulsory purohase of
hud, which have in our country made railways so costly. The first sod of the huge
undertaking was cut by the Czar at Vladi-
vostock, May 24, 1801.
On the eastern section as many as 12,000
men arc employed, and part of the line has
been already opened for traffic.
On the opposite side of the globe the
Trans-Andine railway in South America
deserves mention, owing to the tremendous
engineering problems to be solved in crossing the mountain chain forming the backbone of the continent.
Of this railway, begun 20 years ago, and
reaching from Buenos Ayres, on the Atlantic to Valparaiso on the Pacific���a stretch
of 870 miles���only the completing section
in the heart of the Andes is unfinished. The
Andes aro crossed by theCumbre Pass, 13,
045 feet above sea level.
Of this altitude 2,000 feet are cut off by a
three mile tunnel, and altogether among
the mountains there are five tunnels, with a
total length of over ten miles, whilo in tbe
mountain section the locomotives,for05miles
have toothed wheels to work on the raek
system when necessary to surmount the
heavier gradients.
It may well bo imagined that driving a
tunnel in the heights of the Andes is quite
a different matter from te s ame work
performed at ordinary levels in settled
The workmen, even though accustomed
to living at great elevations, have to be acclimatized to the rarifiod air, and this difficulty is forcibly exemplified in the case of
the loftiest railway tunnel in tho world,
that being bored through the Peruvian
Andes near Galeria. This is the highest
village in the vorld, 15,635 feet above the
eca, or only 100 feet lower than the summit
of Mont Blanc.
Near this village a tunnel, 2,847 feet long,
is being bored through tho summit of thc
mountain, 600 feet above the line of perpetual snow. This certainly may take
rank as one of the most extraordinary of
railway engineering enterprises.
The Alps have been tunnelled through so
frequently that tho proposal to bore them
once more, this timo below the famed Simp-
Ion pass, causes no surprise, though this
tunnel will bo the longest of the lot-121
miles in all, about three miles longer than
the St. Goldard tunnel.
This tunnel, which is estimated to cost
100,000,000 francs, will present a novel feature, being single with double railway
track in its northern half, whilo the southern half will consist ot two parallel tunnels,
cieh with a single track, this arrangement
being adopted with a view to improving the
There is, however, another proposal to
cross the Simplon pass (6,500 feet high) by
a railway, the steepest section of which
would bo built on the cog-wheel system,with
a tunnel (ivo miles long, costing in all 30,-
000,000 francs.
The highest mountain railway in Europe
is the Brionzor Rotlihombahn railway,which
was opened in November, 18111 and ascends
to a height of 5,606 foet at tbe summit level.
The journey is performed in IA hours, and
the steepest gradient is one in four.
It is purely a rack and pinion line
throughout, and is further remarkable for
tho short timo in which it was constructed
having been begun in October, 1890. Thin
in little over ayear this was finished, t hough
tho work necessitated tho boring of III tunnels, lho bridging of several streamlets,
and the building of heavy stone duns.
Another remarkable mountain railway la
that up Pike's Peak in Colorado, which was
opened in the summer of lsill.   This line.
Hoses never grow upon the tree whicli produces it.
The digesti* e organs of a haekman in
Bath, Me., must be as strong as a quartz-
crusher. He eats eggs with the shells on,
and occasionally chews up and eats lamp
chimneys and crockery.
Three dozen of Chinese pheasants were
caught by three boys in Eastern Oregon,
during a snow-storm, and sold for ��10 a
pair. The snow settled on the birds' tails,
preventing them from flying.
A dog with a dangerous appetite is referred to in the following advertisement,
from an English paper : "For sale���A bull
terrier, two years old. Will eat anything ;
very fond of children."
"The man with the iron skull'' is the
latest London freak. On his head he puts
a block of wood, and on this a granite rock.
He permits anybody to crack tbe rock with
a sledge hammer, while ir, rests on his skull.
The chimney of a glass-house in Liverpool
is 105 feet high, formed entirely of glass
bricks. Tbe floors and roof are of glass ;
and even the journal boxes, in which the
machinery revolves, are ot the same transparent material.
Several months ago, John Wilson, of
Pittsburgh, Pa., dislocated his hip, and
several doctors failed to relieve him. While
alighting from a street-car the other day,
he slipped and fell on the ice, and the sudden jar cured his lameness.
Mrs. Yates, of Springfield, Ohio, is thc
mother of twenty-four children. Among
them are five sets twins. She was married at
the age of fourteen ; her youngest child is
only a fow weeks old, and her eldest is in
his twenty-seventh year.
German dentists now make false teeth of
paper. They are said to be a very natural
imitation of the real article and last for
Experiment has shown that a " Yankee
pumpkin' will lift two undone half-tons,
provided the weight be so placed as to
interfere with the growth of the vegetable.
The largest sheep ranch in the world is
in the counties of Diinmet and Webb, Texas.
It contains upward of 400,001) acres and
yearly pastures from 1,000,000 to 1,600,000
The settlers on the Quillayute prairies,
in Washington, are afforded fine sport in
thousands of wild geese that come there in
the fall and make the region their winter
It is not an easy matter to freeze out
trichina.'. After subjection to a temperature
of 25 degrees below zero for two hours they
again become active when exposed to light
and heat,
Dr. Carver relates the story of a paving-
stone weighing eighty-three pounds, which
was raised from its bed (when joined on all
four sides by othor stones) by such a soft
substance as a common " puff-ball" mushroom.
A Parkerabuig, Va,, musician has just
perfeoted and patented a novel musical
instrument, which he calls a "key zither."
It is simply a zither played with keys, but
it is said to be a revelation in tbe way of a
musical instrument,
A train stopped neir Gibsou, 111., to take
water. The fluid overflowed the locomotive
tender, and froze thc engine fast to the
track. It was four hours before the train
could be budged. A uew locomotive was
sent for, and it bumped the train free.
The horseshoe superstition has been considerably modified in the mind of a St.
Louis man. He found a horseshoe, and
nailed it over the door. A week after, as
he was entering the house, lightning passed
through the horseshoe end knocked him
The United States contain 300 univcrsi
lies and colleges, with 4,240 professors
and 69,400 students: Germany has 21 universities, with 1,020 professors, and 25,.
081 students iilreat Britain has 71 universities and colleges, with 1,127 professors,
and 51,231 students.
All ihe courting is done by the women in
the Ukraine, Russia. When a woman discovers a man she would like lo marry, she
visils him at his house, and tries lo charm
him, ll he docs not like hci.lic leaves hers
and lives elsewhere till she deserts bi,
Don't be afraid of giving
If vour life ain't no use to somebody else,
Why, what's tho use of living!
There's Brown, lbe miserable sinner,
He'd sooner a boggorwould starve than give
A ceut toward buj In' a dinner.
I tell you our minis   r's prime, be is,
But 1 couldn't quit determine,)
When 1 heard him a-glvln' it right and loft,
��� Just who was hit by llie sermon.
Of course there could be no mistake
When ho talked of long-winded prayln',
For Peters ami Johnson sat and scowlod
At every word he was snyin'.
And the minister ho went on to say:
"There's various kinds of oheatuY,
And religion's as good for every day
As 'tis to bring to meotin'.
I don't think much of a man that gives
Tho Lord aniens at my pi'cachin'
And spends his lime tho followin' week
Jn encatin' and ovciroachin',"
I guess that dose was bitter enough
For a man like Jones to ewallor;
But 1 noticed he didn't opon bis mouth
Not once after that to holler.
Ilurrnh! says I, for tho minister���
Of course! said it quiet-
Give us some more of this open talk;
It's very refreshing diet.
The minister bit il every time.
And when lie spoko of fashion,
And a-riggin'oul in bows nnd things,
As woman's ruling passion,
And a-comln' to ohuroh io see tho styles,
1 couldn't helpn-winkin'
And a-nud'gin'|uiy wifo, and says l, "That's
I guess that set her thinkin',
Says 1 to myself, " That sermon's pat."
liut man is a i|Uecr creation,
And I'm much afraid that most o' lhc folks
Won't take tho application,
Now if he bad said n word about
My personal mode o' sinnin'
I'd have gone to work fo right myself,
And not set tlierc a-grinnin'.
Just then the minister says, says be,
" Aud nnw I've como to the fellers
Who've lost Ihis shower by usin' i lieir friends
As sort o' moral umbrellas.
Go home," lays he, and Hud your faults,
Instead o'huntin' yonr.'broilior's;
Go home," he says "and wear the coats
You've tried to fit tor others."
My wife she nudged, and Brown be winked,
And thoro.'was lots o' smilin',
And lots o' fookin' at our pew;
It set my blood to bilin'.
Says I to myself, our minister
lsgittin' a little bitter;
I'll tell him whon media's out that I
Ain't at all that kind of a critter
Safely Garnered.
r Mi,;iiiuu .villi lUlllitliaWK llllll I,llll'',
To take the haled Iroquois life,
Oft crossed I hy wal ers blue.
Ontario 1
Now peace and plenty hlcss thy shore,
And stal ely homes appear
Whon dusky wigwam shelters strovo
To hide within tlie forost grove.
Whore roamed tho antlorod deer.
The moon a silvery pathway lights
Across thy darkening wasto,
The cedar-perfumed breezes blow,
The laughine streamlets gaily flow
To thee, to thee in haste.
The dainty tints of breaking day-
First tinge thy cold, grey wave;
The gorgeous setting sun ut ovo
its glowing colors stoops to leavo
Upon thy Hashing wave.
O changeful lake, thou art ever fair
In storm, in calm, at eve;
But obi   I think 1 lovo thoo best
Whon storm-winds roar above thy breast,
Thy wild waves surgo and hoavc.
Thc veil of nighl is thickening fast;
I strive the pierce tho gloom
That hangs upon thoo, lovely lake,
A parting look of thee lo lake.
While dec]) regrets consume.
If ovorsomo pnro-hoartod ono should give
Responsive look, for gentle glance uf Ihlnc.
Forgot ii nol. a. long as thou snalt livo;
But, in thy heart of heart., enshrine!
Should ever sonic congenial spirit say
A tender word, in fricndshlp'sgardcngrown,
Ob,let It not, as frostod llowers, decay;
But be as amaranthine crown I
If ever somo unselfish one should do
An aetof kindness. In thy time of need,
Within thy mein'ry, faithfully renew
The fragrant inconso of tho deed I
Should ever sonic angelic woman trust
The treasures of her coming years to Ihco,
Let nol her hopes bc trodden in the dust;
But loyal to thy promise bc!
E. It. L.
" Was she your only child I" asked I,
" My only ono,".the answer brief;
And yet he spoke without a sigh.
Without a touch of grief ���
Ho said the words with quiet smile.
1 paused, and wondered for a while.
I marveled at that quiet lone.
In whicli no shade of sorrow lay;
And thought of darlings of my own,
Of laughing faces gay.
And yet not ono amongst all there,
Not one, I foil, that I could spare.
" Vou nood not grieve for me," said he;
" Your little ones aro not more blessed;
This darling child, so dear to me,
Has entered into rest,
Amid tlie joys that never fade,
She dwells for aye, my little maid,
I saw him raise his eyes and hand
Up to tho quiet summer skies���
Up to the sinless, better land,
To where his treasure lies.
Where with untiring, littic feot,
She treads the City's wondrous street.
Your little ones." he still went on,
May live to feel life's toil and care;
But where my little child has gone,
Thank God, no pain is there I
Xo shade to dim the starry eyes,
In tho deep calm of Paradise.
The coining years will changes bring;
Y'our littic ones will older grow,
But she is still the little thing
1 loved so long ago.
Forever, in Ihe higher place,
She'll bear lhc dear and changless face."
Too true ! Down here the years roll on,
And hearts grow hardened and defiled,
She boareth yet���his little one���
Thc pure heart of a child,
No deeds that he need wiBli undone;
A very blameless littlo ono.
I tool; the picture up again;
Too fair, too fair, thoso childish eyes,
To dim and sorrow wiih tho pain
That in this old world lies.
Too free from sui-too free from tears.
To shadow witli tho toil of years.
"Wc strive and argue here bolow
Of mysteries beyond our kon;
Bul she, my little maid, doth know
The tilings thatpuzzlc men.
To this young child, they have been clear
For many and for many a year."
O child, whose feet havo touchod that strand
Beyond tho river's restless tido,
Speak to us of the Fatherland.
To light life's eventide!
To guide us whe.o thy feel have trod,
Up to the unknown home of God.
-[Ladies' Home Journal.
Lake Ontario.
Deep roll thy waves, Ontario,
White-crested, angry, wild,
They dash upon thy pebbled shore,
Defiance in their sullen roar;
Old ocean's landlocked child,
Low hang tho storm-clouds o'or thy broast,
Black curtains of tho sky.
Till rent with lightning's vivid flash,
Tho winds, let loose, the wal ers lash
And loss tho white spray high,
Ontario I
Amid lhc strife of wind and wave
The rain conies rushing down,
And adds Its ceaseless, hissing sound
To swell tho tumult all around,
And weuker waitings drown.
Ontario I
Liko some rebellious splril thou,
With Discontent enthroned
Within thy heart, or is the source
Of nil this fury wild remorse,
For sin to bc atoned I
For'noath thy waves, Ontario,
Dark secrets suroly rest;
Thy curling, foam-capped liillows flow,
Above deep mysteries hid bolow,
And yet to bo confessed.
Now calm thy waves, Ontario,
No storm-winds round thoo ravo;
Upon thy sunlit, azure breast
The wild bird, weary, slops lo rost
And dip Its pinion in thy wavo.
Ontario I
Across thy bosom whilo-salls spood,
Fair messengers of trade;
And on tho breezo the sailor's song
Comes merrily, vechoc-ho. along,
To chcortho blythc milkmaid,
A Ball, a skiff, n cloud of smoko
That murks a steamer's way,
A lumber raft with hardy crew
Thai bravely, surely slcer it through
1 seo this summer clay,
The Japanese Women Labor Many Hours
on Delicate I'ml-roldcrlcs,
More than once during the last few years
allusion has been made to the severe labor
performed by young people in Japan.
It may probably be said with truth that
toil of this unremitting character is a feature of Japan's new civilization, In one
branch, at any rate, such is the caso. We
allude to the embroidery and hemming of
handkerchiefs, Young girls may bo seen
occupied in this manner from early dawn to
late evening. They sit crowded together,
generally under very unsanitary conditions,
and always with inadequate provisions of
light. Match-making is another trade
which furnishes similar examples.
It is stated, on authority commanding
trust, that children iu match factories in
Kobe work from 3 A.M. to 7 P.M., with
only two recesses of thirty minutes each.
The thought of such hardship is terrible, involving as it does results that must be felt
by the next generation as well as this. We
do not know how it fared with tbe artisan
in Old Japan. Probably he had to suffer
hardships enough after the fashion of the
time. But there were no factories in those
days, neither was there any tyranny of competition, such as has been inaugurated by
contact with the West. The new civilization brings with it new problems, and they
have to be faced. We have as little faith
as any in official interference. Besides,lhis
labor question has not yet come before the
Japanese public in a definite form.
That there are excessive pain and suffer'
ing among some sections of the population
is perhaps understood vaguely by many
observers. There has not yet, however,
been any audible remonstrance from the
workers themselves. They submit to their
toil quietly and uncomplainingly. We
hear of hand silk-reelers in Joshu, who begin their day at 4 p.m, and end it at 1 a.m.
For them the toil of one day is carried
into the next. Hut that is an exceptional
effort, made for a season only, and does
not continue all tbe year round, as is the
case in the factory. Coinparablo with it
is lbe toil of the tea-house waiting girl.
The story ot hor daily lifo is almost incredible. Rising with tbe first streak of daylight, she cannot rest until the last quest
has ceased from his carousals. Three or
f jur hours of sleep representing her entire
respite from toil,
Heard Of as Fuel as  Far  Hail, na IMG-
Preceded by Wood and (iuirronl.
Though coal bad been employed for centuries in the manufacture of salt on the
shores of the coal fields, wood had hitherto
continued to be the fuel at the inland salt
works. The use of coal at Nantwich is mentioned as a novelty in 1U5U : and according
to the Contemporary Review, at Droitwieh
wood fuel and leaden pans were in use up
till 1(191, In this era the sea salt manufacture was In the zenith of it prosperity. But
the substitution of coal for wood in the inland
salt trade, aided by the discovery of rock
salt, which took place accidentally in boring
for coal in Cheshire, 1S7H, led to the gradual
decline and final extinction of tbe manufacture of salt on the coast. The only traces
now remaining of this once nourishing
industry exist in such names as Howdon-
pans on the Tyne, 1'restonpanson the Forth,
Saltcoats in Ayresbire and Saltpans in Arran
and Kinlyrc, or in the Scotish proverb,
"Carry salt to Dysart," synonymous wi*b
the English "Carry coal to Newcastle." In
no branch of industry was the scarcity of
wood more keenly felt than in ihe smelting
of metalliferous ores. Continued efforts to
accomplish this with coal hegm Immediately after the accession of,lames I. aud were
persevered in throughout the seventeenth
century. Hut for a long peroid the new fuel
proved highly intractable, and scheme after
scheme ended in failure and disappointment.
After eighty years of oft-repeated trials
lbe tantalizing problem remained unsolved.
Wood and charcoal still held the field in
the smelling furnace and all hope of ever
seeing coal substituted for tbem had well
nigh died oul. In HiSli Sir John l'ettus, in
his "Essays on Words Metalllok," concluded bis observations regarding sea coal
and pit coal with the remark : " These are
not useful to metals." Tbe unpromising
prospects, however, soon began to brighten.
Immediately after the revival of lead and
copper mining, which took place about 1692
���having probably been more or less iu
abeyance since the interruptions occasioned
by tbe civil wars, when
The fisher left his skilTtorock
On Tamar's glittering waves;
The rugged miners rushed to war
From Mcndip's sunless caves.
���these ores came to be smelted with coal.
The extraction of silver from lead with
coal was accomplished by a Mr. Lydal in
1097, and the same individual appears to
have been the first to successfully employ
coal in the smelting of tin, in 1705. The
ores of iron proved more refractory, no substantial and permanent success in smelting
them with coal being obtained till near the
iniddio of the eighteenth century, when the
manufacture of charcoal iron bad dwindled
to very small proportions���in fact, was dying out for want of fuel. It then at length
became an accomplished fact at the Coal-
brookdalc iron works in Shropshire. The
success was at first ascribed to the Shropshire coal, but probably the employment of
a strong blast had a great deal to do with
it. From this the coal became the life of
tbe iron manufacture. The ci-devant drooping trade rapidly revived, and the latter
part of thc eighteenth century saw coal iron
furnaces in successful operation throughout
the kingdom.
Emigration to Canada-
The emigration to Canada was larger last
year than usual, and the area of land settled
on is greatly in excess of that of previous
years. A remarkable feature of last year's
immigration was the settlement in Manitoba
and the North-West ofa largo number of
farmers from tbe Wostcrn States of America, who had been attracted by tbo fertility
of the soil, and the excellent crops tbe farmers have secured during the last two years.
The Canadian Government offer very liberal
attractions in tho shape of free grants of
land in Manitoba, tho North-West Territories, and British Columbia, and tbey also
give money bonuses to families or Individ.
mils taking up land in those provinces
within eighteen months of their arrival.
All over thu Dominion, bowover, land can
be obtained on-very favorable terms. The
classes in demand aro those with capital,
farmers, farm labourers, and female domes,
tic servants, while skilled mechanics and
others who havo friends in tho country, or
who arc assured of work on thoir arrival,
may eo with safety. Persons who aro con-
tcmpTating emigration cannot do better than
consult tho Government pamphlets, issued
from the Emigration Bureau, liroadway,
Westminster, and tho Canadian Government agonts.���[Spare Moments.
Historic Bachelors.
Many eminent men, whose names arc
household words and who have left their
impress upon tho world, aro bachelors.
Beothoven, Schubert, Bellini, Cinarosa and
Donizetti, all groat Gorman musical composers, wero baoholors. John ll, Wbittier,
our Amorican poet, was a bachelor. Kant,
the groat philosopher; Erasmus, tho scholar
and philosopher; Leibnitz, tho German
mathematician; Humboldt, the philosopher;
Galileo, who discovered the application of
tho pendlum and that tho earth revolved ;
Hngons, the Gorman astronomer, who discovered Saturn's ring and ono satellite ;
Loibig, the chemist ; Dr, liabneinan, the
originator of homoeopathy; Dr, Franz
Joseph Gall, the originator of phrenology,
and Gucrioko, the inventor of tho air pump,
wero all bachelors,
Collectors lu Eiiglund Wlio Admire Iho
The President of the Leeds Philatelic
Society at a recent meeting described the
stamps of Canada, which, he said, like those
of thc other British North American colonies, are all very handsome in design and exquisite in workmanship. The first issue of
three values, was in April, 1551. The designs were a Beaver for the 3d. value, a
portrait of Prince Albert for the 6d., and
one of the Queen for a stamp which was
given as of the value of "twelve pence,'1
whicli is probably a unique instance of a
shilling being so denominated. The second
issue consisted of the same three stumps on
different paper. Iu 1S55 a lOd. stamp was
brought into use, bearing the portrait of
Jaques ('artier, who first explored' the St.
Lawrence, so naming that splendid river
from having entered it on St. Lawrence's
Day. In 1S.">7 a couple of new values wcre
added���7id. and Ail.���with Queen's heads
of different types for the central
desifn. In tbe same year the Ad.,
3d., and Od, wcre issued perforated. On the
lst of July, 1859, a radical change occurred
in the currency oi the Colony, which adopted dollars and cents in lieu of shillings and
pence, and the stamps were issued of the
same designs as before, with but slight
alterations, to conform to the new coinage,
the "twelve pence "being discarded altogether. A .-cent value was added in lSljl,
In 1868 the whole set was superseded by a
new scries of handsome stamps of large sizo
and uniform design, intended for use not
merely in one colony as the previous stamps
had been, but for the whole Canadian Dominion, formed hy the union of Canada,
New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia in the first
instance, and afterwards of British Columbia, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island.
In lH7u these largo stamps were replaced
by new ones of practically tbe same design,
but smaller and more convenient in size,
which ure still in ihc, with one or two additional values. -All the members present,
with a single exception, showed their collections of Canadian stamps, Mr. Beckwlth's
own series being not far from complete.
149 Birds at One Shot-
During tho recent severe weather in
Scotland a very extraordinary shot was
made by Sir Charles Ross's puntsman. A
large number of birds were seen sitting on
tbe ice, and the puntsman succeeded in getting within about sixty yards nf tbem. Somo
of tlie birds rose as the gun was fired, but
tho total number killed by the discharge
was 119; they included several species, but
tho majority were plover. The gun was 15
inches in bore, and the charge I ounces of
powder and 14 ounces of No. 3 shot. Tho
shot was doubtless rendered much moro destructive than it would otherwise have been,
owing to the pellets skidding along on the
Hat surface of thc ice,
Tho latest English idea in insuring the
lives of customers is embodied in an "in'
surancc " corset. With each corset sold is
presented a coupon, insuring according to
the value of the arliole, tbe purchaser for
��36, CoO, or ��100, against death by accident. KUUI
The above town site will be placed on the market shortly.   It is
situated at the north end of Trout Lake, in the famous
l^ede_^tj cottisttbtz:
which is going to be one of the RICHEST MINING REGIONS in
America. NUMEROUS RICH CLAIMS have been found close to this
town site, which will make it the DISTRIBUTING POINT for an
IMMENSE TRACT OF COUNTRY. It is the only level land at the
north end of the lake. The owners intend to expend money on streets
and other improvements in the Spring. The trail from Lardeau City,
on Arrow Lake, to Kootenay Lake, runs through the town site. The
first hundred lots will be sold at $200 for corners, and $150 for insides
Tor further particulars apply to
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
T- Xj. xijL3-IGr,
Local Agent,


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