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Array VOL. IV.
No. 42.
Lardenn and Sloean Prospects
Assayer end Analytical Chemist,
Nearly seven years assayer at Morfa
Winks, Swansea) and for over seventeen
years ol'ief analyst to Wigan Coal k Iron
Co., Wigan.
Assays and analyses of ovory desorip-
tion undertaken on the most reasonable
Special experience in coal, coke, iron,
ferro - manganese, steel, silvor, copper,
lead anJ zinc.
Stockholm House
���iuJHN STONE, Prop.
The it- 'ng-room is furnished with the
bes1.. the market affords.
The bar is sir    ���'���'  with a choice stock
of win ,' f-aors and cigars,
The largest and most central Hotel in
the city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table veil supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; lire proof safe,
F. McCarthy   ��� ���   -   Pnop.
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodoino $5 Per Week,
meals, 25c.    ueds 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is  comfortably furnished, and
affords first class accommodation.
Royal Mail Lines.
Proposed Sailings from Halifax.
CARTHAGINIAN... Allan.... Feb. 18
MONGOLIAN    "   ....M'roh-t-
NUMIDIAN     "   ....   "   18
LAURE.N'TIAN    "   ....April]
PARISIAN    "   ....   "   15
LABRADOR.Dominion Line.. Feb. 25
VANCOUVER        " ..M'ohll
SARNIA         " ..    "  25
LA BR \ DOR.. " ..AnrilS
VANCOUVER " ..    "   22
Cabin Uu, S50, 860, 870, 880 and
Intermediate. $30 ; Steerage, 820.
Passengers ticketed  through  to all
points in Great Britain and Ireland, and
at specially low rates to nil parts of the
European continent,
Prepaid passages,arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
ageut; to
I. T. Brewster,
Aoent, Revelstoke ;
or to Roiieiit Kerb, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
And reap a rich
fcarvpBt. Thoy are Always reliable.
always in demand. always the best.
Far 1893 Is Invaluable to every Planter.
It Lion tncyctopntia tit the latest funniiiK /
Information from tbe highest authorities.
aM lllll'lt
Ripans Tabules cure constipation.
Ripans Tabulos QUI*, uolio.
A splendid lot of Baby Canin^es will
be opened np in a few days at H. N.
R. H. Ramsey is prepared tn do first-
class work in tho way of house painting
and paperhanging,
If yon nre int' n^'icg to grow flowers
or garden plnitt*- Ihis year go to H. N.
Coursier's for yonr seoils.
The Rov. C. Ladner will preach tomorrow in tho Methodist t bureli,
morning ut 10,80, evening at 7.30. All
aro cordially invited.
Miss Addie Hamilton, who has been
seriously ill with pneumonia since Sunday, is now reported onl of danger. Dr.
McLean is in attendance,
The maohinsry for the Rovelstoke
sawmill arrived from Peterboro, Ont.,
on Thursday. It will take about two
weeks to placo it in position.
Mr. Tnton will conduct service in tho
Presbyterian chnreh to-morrow at 7.80.
Sabbath Bchonl at 2.80 p.m, in the
church. Wednesday prayer meeting in
Mr. Paton's honso at 8 p.m.
The school was closed yesterday and
will uot open until Tuesday morning,
on account of the Easter holidays.
Commencing with next week school
hours will be from fl u.m to 'A 30.
Last Snnday a hawk was noticed in
pnrsuitof the tamo pigeons around the
old postoflico building. Alter several
attempts it succeeded in capturing one
and made off across the river with its
It looks like business to see the smoko
coming from tbe smokestack of the
brewery at a very early hour in the
morning. Mr. Allen has obtained the
services of au ex:'erieno<>d man, aud
work has to be pushed to keep up with
For the first time since last November
wheels were seen on our streets on
Wednesday, when the combined teams
of tho Victoria and Ceutral Hotels were
hitched to the big 'bus belouging to the
former and driven to the station to meet
the westbound train.
Two or three valuable dogs have been
poisoned at the station lately, whether
by accident or design is not known, bnt
all tho circumstances poiut to the latter.
The most despicable creature io any
community is the man who will lay
poisou for his neighbors' dogs,
Bishop Sillitoe, of New Westminster,
who has just returned from a lecturing
tour in Ourario and Quebec, waB taken
suddenly ill on the traiu before reaching
Winnipeg, where medical aid was summoned. He was able to continue his
journey went the same afternoon.
Church of England services wil! be
conducted hereafter fortnightly. The
first servieo wil be held on April 16th.
Rev. Mr. Yolland, late of Vancouver,
will be in charge of the work here. Tomorrow being Easter Sunday, servieo
will be held jn the schoolroom at 7.3u.
The child of Air. Henry Chapman,
second engineer on the steamer Lytton,
was buried in Revelstoke cemetery on
Sunda., this being the third child'they
have lost wilhin two yeara, and mn h
sympathy is felt for them iu their
bereavement. Mr. Chapman is with tbe
steamer at Robson, aud c-oulil not attend
the funeral.
Spring seems to be still " sitting in
the lap of winter," and " tho beautiful"
is still very much iu evidence. Last
year the first boat went down river on
the 14th Maroh, and the str. Marion
arrived baok from her first tiip to Robson on the 19th April, while the Lyttou
arrived up ou the 24ih. Unless the
weather becomes melting we cannot
hope to come anywhere near that record
this year.
Sheriff Redgrave held an anotion sale
at Revelstoke smelter on Monday (ud-
journed fnm March 2ud) to satisfy the
claim of John Campbell, formerly manager of tbe smelter, who had obtained
judgment against the company in the
li, 0. Sii| reme Court for the sum of
810.4C1 and costs. There were abont
thirty present, but very few made any
bids on the various articles put np. Mr.
John Bonltbee, ol Vancouver, acted nn
behalf of the plaintiff, and Mr. T. L.
Haig was prose',t on behalf of the company. The machinery offered included
three engines, strain rnraP. hoisting
gear, fan blast, eto,, there beiug over
twenty !nt�� nn the list, Mr. A P, Lux-
ton, of Victoria, bought in the whole of
the material on behalf of the Smeller
Co for 84,700.
Several snowslides have occurred in
tho mountains during the week, but uo
very serious ii��lay to trains was caused
until Thursday morning, mien th Atlantic Express left Revelstoke on time,
but ou reaching the 13th Cross: 'g, in
tbe Illecillewjet canyon, about three
miles easi of lure, it was si. pped by a
boom slide ti.o l>U to dash through. The
train was baoked to Ihe siatiou yard and
the sun i plough was taken out, bnt
dnriuK theint rval bugi masses i.f earth
an.l trees (.'ailed a timber slh.e) had
broken away from Ihe muuntuin side
and blocked the line for a long di-tance.
The Paoifio Express armed irnm the
east ou Thursiiaj e��- ��� ing, but dtbough
a large number of men wen employed
objuring thu tiud al both ends it was
not until eh ven u'cloek j sterday morn
iug that ih two enslbound trains passed
through. They wero both sidt lacked
ni Albert Canyon to allow the Pacific
Express (which had beeu naitiug at the
Glacier) to come on,
Owing to the delay in freights II. N.
Coursier's Millinery Deportment will
not be open till Monday,'April 10th.
Miss Graham will start for Donal '
an I Golden on April Kith with a large
rango of Millinery and Fanoy Goods.
A meeting of the Revelstoko Quad
rille Club will bo held al the seen fury's
office next Wednesday overling for thc
transaction of business.
Messrs. B. Tapping and A Williamson are advertising that Ihoy are prepared to supply all kinilN of garden
plants Ihis spring. This will bu of great
convenience to amateur gardenors.
Rovelstoke Quadrille Club will hold
its last dance for the season in Bourne's
Hall on Tuesday evening next, at nine
o'clock sharp. 'Bub leaves lowor town
at 8.30. It is hoped thoro will be a
large attendance.
A man named Olson, who has been
driving for Mr, Peterson, was arrested
by Officer Kirknp last Saturday night
for being drunk and disorderly in the
shoemaker's shop, bnt was released next
morning on payment of $6,
The Dominion Government advertises for tenders for timber berths 114
and 115, situated on tho east bank of the
Columbia River abont 14 miles south of
Revelstoke, and containing nine square
miles each. Tenders will be opened at
Ottawa on tho 22nd May.
A drinking trough for horses has just
been completed by Mr. E. Fletcher, at
the order of horseowners in the town.
It is to be plaoed on the north side of
the station road jnst opposite the C.P.R.
water tank, and will be a great boon
during the hot summer days.
Last Monday another rock slide took
place in the Eagle Pass, a mile west of
here, and abont 200 hundred yards this
side of the cliff which fell on Snnday
week. Several tons broke away from a
great height, but uo one was hurt, The
traok waB cleared the same day.
Several first-class new Boats for sale.
Apply to     MORGAN DAVID,
Sail, Trot and Awning: Maker.
Bags, Hammocks, &o.
House Painter, Paper-
hanger and Grainer.
Nr.w Du.NVEit, March 141 li.
Since writing you last the weather
has been improving steadily, and today is bright ari'i cheerful. Tho
suow hns hi en unusually deep this
winter, bnt is now disappearing fast
fmin the hike shorn upwards,
Prospectors will have little chance
of doieg any work for several weeks
yet, bnt nevertheless the boys who
have been wintering outside, as well
as many strangers, are coming in
daily, singly and in pairs.
Several capitalists aro hero, with
the purpose of examining the Alp a
and several other mines on Four
Four Mile Creek.
Fonr Milo City lots have beon
placed on the markot, and upwards
of 200 have been sold already. If
the mineral olaiuiB on Four Mile
Creek prove as good as present indications promise there is bound to be
a biiRy town at this point.
Parties at Nelson are calling for
tenders for a wagon road from the
crossing ou tho O. .t K. Railway to
the south end of Sloean Lake, a distance of about 32 miles. New Don-
ver poople heartily wish the promoters success, but are afraid that
unless the project is backed by the
Provincial G ovarnment or tbe C.P.R.
it will " iizzlo out." An all-th6-year
route to Revelstoke via Nakusp ia
what everyoue here wishes most to
see, but this is no reason why the
Sloean River route should not be
utilized also.
Our oitizens held a public meeting
recently and drew np a petition to
the Provincial Government requesting that a wharf be built aod several
streets graded as soon as practicable.
It is reported here that the Government has decided to retain that
portion of the townsite staked off nnd
sold lost fall, allowing Mr. McGillivray to have tho remainder. This
deoision appears to suit the people
here, who expect the Government
will now spend on improvements a
portion of the large sum they raked
iu last fall from the sale of lots.
Messrs Bourne Bros, and Gething
k Henderson have a gang of men at
work to-day building a substantial
wharf immediately iu front of the
post office. This is a kind of private
wharf, anil not intended as a rival to
tbe one it is hoped tbe Government
will build at, some central poiut on
tbe lake shore.
The steamer W, Hunter has commenced making regular trips, twice
weekly, to points ou Sloean Lake,
and promises to be a great ennven
ience to this district, as well an a
profitable investment for the owners.
Messrs. Hill Bios, have got their
sawmill nearly ready for work, and
say they will be cutting lumber by
the end of the monlb.
Mann's sleighs are still running on
the Nakusp road, bauliug supplies
for Bourne Bros., but this mild
weather will soon necessitate the UBe
of pack animals again.
It is quite an experience to be cut
off from civilization for three or four
months, as we have, beeu this winter;
but we are fast forgettiug our prist
discomforts by looking forward to a
busy and prosperous future. With
Revelstoke as a supply base and au
open road to Nukusp both summer
and winter the future of the Sloean
distriot is assured.
Government claimed as havingr
passed to them under the statutnry
granl of the railway belt by the Provincial Legislature prior to the issuing to Furwell of the letters patent.
Farwell got judgment in the Exchequer Court, but on appeal to the
Supreme Conn ul Canada the decision of Mr, Justine Henry iu the
Exchequer was reversed, and the
tit lu to the lauds declared to be in
the Crown iu light ol the Dominion.
Thn i use theu stopped there. It new
comes up on a new information by
the Attorney General of the D'uuiu-
ioii, asking the aid of Ihe Exchequer
Court in carrying out the firmer
judgment on appeal by compelling
Farwell to rectify Hie registered title
to the lands ami remove all clouds
from tin- Crown's title. Farwell, in
his defence thereto, sought to open
up the whole question of title again,
and contended that the decision of
the Privy Council in the precious
motals case had substantially overruled the decision of the Canadian
Supreme Court in his ouse. Tho
case was heard at Victoria iu September last, Judge Burlmlge uow finds
against the defendant's contention,
and orders that he execute to the
Crown, in right of Canada, a surrender of conveyance of the lands in
qneation. If Farwell obeys this
order tho dispute is settled and lot-
owners can register their titles. It
is possible Farwell may claim damages against tbe Provincial Government for issuing a defective title.
AGENTS to sell our choice nnd
hardy Nursery Stock. We have many
new special varieties, both in fruits
nnd ornamentals, to offer, which nre
controlled only by us, We pay co;.i-
missiou or salary. Write us at once,
for terms, and secure choice of territory.���May Brothers, Nurserymen,
Rochester, N.Y.
All kinds of specimens of Animuls,
Birds und Fishes carefully and naturally
mounted, Several local Specimens on
view and for sale,
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near C.P.R. Station)
a Noniir stock of
English Worsted;*,Scotch and
Irish Tweeds and Serges
Charmingly situated ou the bank ot
the river, on the principal street,
close to the post-office and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
First-class Table, ".'nod
Fatality to a Revelstokian.
The sad news circulated in town
yesterday that Steve White had been
killed on his engine near Ruby
Crook, between Yule and Agassiz,
nnd about SO miles this sido of Vancouver. Tho nows was too true. It
appears that tho engine Steve was
driving ran into a rock slide, left the
roils, and plunged into the Fraser
Kiver a hundred feet below, drag-
ging two freight cars with it. The
fireman, who wus budlv hurt, was
titlien to Vancouver, but Steve and I
a brakesman named Busbby r?isai>'
peared with the engine and cars,
and up to last night neither of the j
bodies had been recovered, the river
being deep at that point. It was
only I wo weeks ago that Stove left
Revelstoke for his new station at
North Bend. Ho was a familiar
figure at most of our social nather-
iii(*s during thn past winter, ami was
greatly Irked by a large circle of
friends for his general ittiod temper
and affability Needless to sa\ the
sad event has cast a gloom over a
(jroat number of people hero,
Probably a Settlement.
Queen vs. PAitWEtiti.���This case
cume   before   .limine Burbidgi   at
Ottawa last  week, being the thir.l
lime of hearing.   The defendant, \.
S, Farwell, on  the lUlli January,
1885, obtained  letters  paten!  from
the Government of Uritish Columbia
for  1,175  acres  in the district of
THIS CUT REPRESENTS A LTNE Kooteuay, situated within the railway
OF THE BEST BOOTS AND SHOES  belt of 'the C.P R and oornprlsii g
IN CANADA,   All sizes and special tbe site of the present town ol Revel-
widths kept in stock at H.N. Coursier's. stoke.   These lauds the Duminiou
0. & H. LEWIS,
Catered fur.
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.10daily.
I'acilic        " >���      lti.52   �� "
Cheapest, most reliable and safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chicago, New York aud Boston.
Kates $6 to $10 lower than any other
other route.
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in
charge of a Porter, fur the aooommodation of Passengers holding second
class tickets. Passengers booked to
and from all European piint* at
Lowes' Kates.
Low freight Kates. Quick despatch, Merchants will save money
by haviug their freight muted via
he C.P.R.
Pull and relinble information given
by applying to
AbbI. (len'l Freight Ag't,V'noouver.
or to 1. T. BREWSTER,
Ag't C. P. K. Depot, Pevelsto.o.
Ripans Tabules: ior liver trouble*
Ripans Tabules: for bad temper, e i
I l\Ji I IVVI   I V VI. Is/ I V/ V >   avaavwi
i endeavored to look the matte ly
ill the face, but this was far from easy. In
tne morning 1 should still wait thoir return
for, say, a couplo of hours, After that
timo, ii wns questionable what was to he
done. If I followed iny natural inclination,
I should proceed to the Legation in I'ekin ;
but to all intents 1 Beriotisly injured my
It wus at this point that it became necessary for mc (as had been determined) to as-
same tho Chinese dress.
The guide was to go into the eity to procure the rainientnecdful, and to return with
tbis as soon as possible.    I was unaware,
until now, that Chin-ohin-wa  had any in-j search lor* William Norris by "bo doing, for
tention of accompanying him, or of enter-  lMe absence of my companions would result
ing the city prior to my doing so, as now jn inquiry which would certainly to a large
appeared to bo the oase.   He explained to
me his reason for so  doing, which chiefly
lay in t his- that it was auviBablo thai we
should have some fixed  residence, if possible, before nightfall, and that the tpiiotor
this residence was tho moro advantageous,
When formerly in I'ekin, Chin-ohin-wa
bad lived with a cmio-dcaler, so he told me
���a man whoso dealings wcre almost entirely wiih the Chinese, for at lhat tiine customer-, of any other nationality were indeed
U rarity ; and here he had found hoard
and lodging during a lengthy stay in the
li ihis dealer was still alive, Chin-chin-wa
was anxious to find him, for, from previous
acqu linlanco, ho know the man to be fairly
discreet ; and ho was of opinion that
it the ihalcr was, as he had boon
eighteen years ago, still in the position to
recoivo us in his house, wo could not ho
moro Fortunate in the ohoice of a homo.
During tho period oi his captivity much
might however, have occurred ; nud thc
dealor, if still alive, had possibly ohonged
hi j residence; ii so, < Ihin-ohin-wa intended
to di icovcr hia presenl abode, or in default,
to light upon some lodging which ho should
ingage against his return in my company
later in the day.
1 oresaw the prudence of. arranging a
lodging, ami left myself entirely in the
iiands of Uhin-cliin-wa in  tho matter, and
extent affect, indirectly, the cause of him
whom I had come to seek.
1 was debating the point m no enviable
frame of mind, when, to my extreme astonishment Chin-chin-wa entered the yard and
approached mo.
To one who had indeed looked upon linn
as lost, the revulsion of feeling was sudden
in tlle extreme. I could merely give vent
to an ejaculation of surprise, and a sense of
'.hatikfuliiess filled nie as a strange contrast
to lhat isolation which had dwelt in ine,
ami around me, but a few moments previously.
Chin-ohin-wa appeared to he uninjured :
my suspicions of misfortuno had proved
Ile hastened lo explain, 1 need not give
his explanation in full. The following is
tiie essence of what ho had to say :
After leaving me he and the guido had
proceeded, as arranged, inlo the city. They
had parted company shortly after passing
tbo gato, the guide going in one direction
to purohase my prospective clothing, Chin-
chin-wa in the other to seek our future
home, liut, hefore separating, Chin-chin-
wa had given the guide instructions to meet
him at a certain eating-house, and to remain there awaiting him, should ho ho detained.   This the guide agreed to do,
Chin-chin-wa set out lor the house where
he had formerly lived, to find nn hia arri
accordingly ho apt oot, a: oompauied hy llie  Vili there, that he had not heen far wrong in
guide, fir ihe city, leaving mo to lhc soli
Hide of my own thoughts for a few hours to
I ilo nol think 1 have spent many days in
which the hours dragged so slowly, for a
time, il ia true, 1 slept when first I was left
alone ; but shortly tho bustle in tiie courtyard of the inn,   and  tho  noise  made hy
s conjecture before leaving mc, that lhe
dealer might have change 1 his abode, for
nidi was actually the case, and the now
residence was���so he was informed���in a
a dislrict far distant from that whore he
now was.
However, he set out again : but, on account ol the great distance and insufficient
the entry  of mules and  earls,  banished  dii*ectioi,3 given him, it was already after
sleep, and from that timo forth I employe 1
myself chiefly in counting tho hours and
calculating tho period at which 1 might expect Chin-chin-wa or the guide to return.
1 did not then know that Chin-cliin-wa
had instructed the guide lo meet him at a
certain placo in I'ekin, and to wait his arrival there : and thus I looked for the re-
urn ol eitlior, end not of the two in company.
Ilul tho hours went sluggishly by, and
brought no signs of either Chiu-chiu-wa or
noon before he found the domicile of the
curio-dealer, He ml arranged with this
man to receive us.   tin far all was we'd.
Leaving tho dealer, Chin-chin-wa set out
for the eating-house, where after a long
journey, ho finally arrived ; bnt, as it now
transpired, tho guide had, after waling lor
his return for a prolonged pariod sot out
after him, knowing the district end the
house al which Chin-chin-wa had first called.
Thus it came that (he guide committed
lhc guide.    I consumed the cold obickcn  lhe ]niatake which 1 iniRhb have made: he
winch tho guide had loft with me, and I had set out upon a search without due con-
��� troll. ! a little way from the inn, aud en- : si,*oralioti of the events which might mean-
. rred in various ways to pass the time;  .;,,���,,,,,,.,,,._
my watch must havo been very frorpient-1   chin-ohin-wa was no litlle enraged, bul
ly in my hands, notwithstanding.
Afternoon came. At two o'clock 1 began
to be alarmed, fori, soomod to mo that there
musl he some rcii ion for th i delay.
Distances, I had hoard, w, re very ;n ll
in i'ekin ; but Biiroly, if wc wen' bul li ilf u
mile from the walls, C dn liin-wa and my
Huidushould have returned long ere now.
Whal i,. i happened?     In 1 . lliin-ohiu-wa
determined to watt fer tho guide till the lasl
moment, and tho man did finally retur.) in
sufficient time for the tvvo ;o leave the city
before the gites were closed,
" In.' 13 wo reached tho gate," con luded
Chin-chin-wa, "an exclamation iron the
;ni I ,:-... 1 my iteps, Wo ware right,
afti r all, Mr, \ arise iml e. to tm l to
chance,   Had  my  old friend been in his
fallen in (lunger a second time by reason ol   ,,.,,,.  ,-.,.;,��� ,  Rrti<lo would not
��� os mark, and had I  th ii lo I both  ;,...  . .   ; .   ,., ., ^ ,,;v 6teps.
in* ally and my    i md, had he not d , we would not have
Ai trango fatality secnv i to mo to li iug
al oit our moven cuts; bnt   two  days had
we heen upon  the road, an I    li  i ly, li '
ion 1 ; in     ,: fortune ��� i no I In hav i
. ��� . up n u'.     I  strove  to      usli   n j
d    its,i id in this manner  another  I
passi .I, when the  certain     ol   m
came '.men ino with full Ion e,
My position was   far  from  an i av
one.    I wa-1  Ion i in i ���-.������'��� *i
rniie from   Pekin,   nol   know.;'.:   by l
been  passing  oi I   i f !'��� kin dmosl at the
tes wi re  s rung f ir-
.��� i I     :.
mean?' 1 ii terni| I  :.
...        li   , " that your guid
.: .        . ��� ���. Ii: upi.; lh   ,'ei:
��� -        en ' .��� :
N rria in !'��� kin.   I mean that iie
:.  ��� y time to i   plain to thia
 pa     ; itering Pekin,
mil ' i ���   in. ill '    seize iron
me i    to gain the city,    r li iv,     i i ro
���       II roach and ei       and 1     '  '      !  '.IM*        "��� '
ed down for a I  ig
y the uncertainty oi do lb .
Were 1 to sol oul  in pel
ital, I might easily re ich lore night
fall, that is to say,   a For i the closing of the
."   -. which I had be a told I
six o clock ; but allowing tha I  he
. iu ample time, aod that I
fouud litl ling
noarest gateway, 1 - prohs
risk pasaiugChin ehin-n i or the
my way, as we n jhl
and thus whilst I i ei : mo up i i
for them they 'etui
that a search I i ne
ind the g lide, �� u
I .::er the important clew, with-
fonnd     I ex km. I   tart-
feet. . Iii ve it."
irepiied, " the carter is     in 1,
. ti i.   '    ing against us, I he fatea
I like " to be
.- [y only
.     ��� lave lost
sight cf the i
u .      liki ly.
; : ;" in
��� ��������� ng   inr ..'.���'''.. "'
nice. A
i ��� ided u|       i ��� ently
i-redabsence! A -- ':   '
',   ��� ��� ....
watol told     that '   '���
forward to a lengthy and a
night, in which I should In '
kept ii un ilei  i .
res and doubl
  chat analogous to 	
t in which William Norris
placed a year ago i ppcarai
i /. i     ���     a     a    I '    -1       ' -   '   , ��� ���  t ��� ���    ��� ��� ��� J
, . ionwa   even worse than I hei '      '
because 1 ha I upon, '
near me who had
��� alig
���. ..
in-waan    ..    ;uidoa
inrler Chin
--"."�� >���,   in        .   -,   ��� ���   ���       I
��� t -one misfortune, nothing scemi
likely I I
...... o ' v assumed .i, fo
.      . .,..���'���.'.'
I began to understand, now      we
is for a life to bo  ist in a strange
i ...;., ' ;,. .a u a way thai tho i       ij�� "'   arter had  ,      p
left,  ind no  thread "d.   I looked i
labyrinth of a silent fato may b( lono, heavy ������
Al six o'olook thore waa  ���tit] .. ' mdden pain i
the return of eithei I dn-ohin ca  n   thc ;" ' men il whis,
guide    My feelings were ombittored, ""'l:'
,   , ,   , , , Norris entirely  during
Ai ihe very outset ol my quest, I was met ,
by difficulty and obstruction   All my plans      ' ' *
leemorl to bo upset,  md I oould no moro     Chin-chin wa wo
guess tho oause of the affair than I could for- him; so   my impatiei ion in
boo what was left for me to do,   I mado up \M��, that no fraction ol passed
my mind that something of an unpreoodent- ;"1""    Rut I
ml nature had happened to dotain both
Ohin-ohin-wa and tho guide, and a sullen
despair overcame me as I recollected that
the gates of I'ekin closed at six o'clock, and
that for tWolve hours thereafter there wot
no possibility of tho return of either of the
two, for already they must be shut within
the city gates,
answer to his Word I, and tl I
all. Then, so far as I 001)1(1 gather
irnm his Ion- of voice nnd Ihe abrupt
way in which he spnko. Chin chill wa
pre . odorl to question iiim narrowly i and,
altor aneakln*, In Uns way  foi loin   II
time, thc n in addiv IBI A opi nod Iii i lips and
answered something   something very.sl.oi'.
....   .���,������., ,,..5..,}   ���[,.���......   (......V,   .....   ,���
ed forth a torrent of words, whilst the
guide stood with his head hern down, thorough!;
Hut in a littlo he answered, and half raised his eyes with a sullon, dogged look upon
his face.
Chin-ohin-wa turned to me. "The guide
states that this is the earter, without a
doubt: are wc lo believe him? This fellow
here, hc says, is the carter whom he lelt
with William Norris: and the carter knows
absolutely nothing of thc whole affair.
Either the guide is lying, or the carter has
forgotten entirely what happened a year
ago. Which of the two ure we 10 believe';"
" Have yoa tried every means ? Is thero
no possibility of recalling llie memory, if
there bo a memory, to the man's brain ?"
" I have tried everything: you have
hoard me speaking to him. I shall quesliou
him further, and more fully, if you wish :
1 know it is useless.''
"Please do so, notwithstanding," I
urged ; and at my request he questioned the
man at great length, obtaining an occasional word in answer, aud that wns all.
"It is quite useless," ho said, finally ;
"he has no recollect ion whatever of boing
laken a prisoner: or of having been employed by an Knglish gentleman or hy tills
guide; uud lhe guide, on the contrary, asserts that this is the man. What are we to
make of it?"
"Send them Into the road, and let them
light it out between them,'' I answered 111
thorough disgust. "How did the guide
secure him, and why did he bring him here,
when he found thai ho had made a mistake?"
"He says there is no mistake | and he
promised the carter a reward. He admits
haling found him as doad as a stone as far
as his mental powers are concerned, but
flint was not his affair, He was to find him
and to bring him to ns; these were his instructions, and he sues that ho has fulfilled
I hem."
"Perhaps he is right," I answered angrily.
"Tho specimen of humanity he has succeeded iu bringing us is c ii'tainly to appearance
about as brainloss-lookirig aa they make
them. Send thom away, will you, and let
us consider what is tu he done! (Jive the
carter an hour or two to cudgel his brains,
and tell the guido to assist him. If the
guide can not do it, thero is litlle chance."
"I am of your opinion," answered Chin-
chin-wa, "I shall put it to lhc guide that
we refuse to believe him, and that this will
injure him as a guide, unless ho er 11 prove
to us that he has spoken truo, by eatishg
the carter to remoinbar, and to tell us what
he recollects."
The guide, who caught somo of our
words, notwithstanding thai, vie spoke
quickly, so that hc inighl not understand,
looked up as Chin-chin-wa again addressed
him in his own tongue, as though he already
knew what burden wc were about to lay
upon him,
Thus what had seamed an hour or two
ago lo bo a valuable gain had proved but a
bauble in the cud. 1 could not conceal my
annoyance from Cliin-chin-wa, whole philosophical calm througl outstrr.ck mo as offering a singular contrast to my own feelings.
Only for a moment had I seen him Iruly
angered, and that had been when he had
turned upon thc guide lo accuse him of
having brought a substitute in lieu of thc
man whom wc sought,
Upon discussing the matter, we were
inclined to placo a degree of reliance in the
gui 1 i.'.ihor than otherwise. For it seemed by no means un improbablo thing that
a man of such low caste as this earter
should have forgotten actual occurrences ;
and the question came further tn be, what
the guile would gain by the production of
a substitute, as wo had accused him of doing. Rather, from his former actions ami
Iiis search for his master in the former
time, coupled with the inquiries sot on foot
by him in Tientsin, it would have seemed
thatthe guide's interest was anything but
tosel us upon the wrong track.
In addition to this consideration, the
finding of the carter meant the cessation of
I loyment hy us; therefore, unless he
had actually and honestly found the real
man, he would have not been in a hurry to
produce the sham, unless indeed���and il
was Chin-ohin-wa who made this suggestion
���ho had been so frightened by the occurrence of the day before, when the
thief had fled from the village inn, and the
croud ol natives had pursued us like thirsting wolves, that lie had desired from that
hour to leave our service as soon as possible
a thing which wis only to he accomplished
by the production of a carter���the right one
or the wrong.
There was, in-Iced, so much to bo said on
either side, that wo were quite at a loss lo
decide whether we had really found the
man sought for, virtually before we had
commenced the search, or whether wo had
been fooled by the guide, who was tho only
per on who could aid us by identifying the
- arter when found.
It had 1 ime evident that, for various
He- guide was now  useless to ua.
Personally, I was willing to do without him
id, I was SO  much annoyed,
1 ��� -    lop to consider that his diary seriously aiTect my corn-
.... of fond rn rl othor matters,
iy   with   Chin-ohin-wa  in
ided to give him his rowjc,
the 1 irtel. 01 he had found a
II the hi it, ll wa ��� nol his faull
ll hi: ' lldl Ivors  had heen
I   il   (ll     lo Ily was, bill, in
I 1 now, by  the production
II 10 ham, ' oome usoloss
nonod tin guido, win was
. 0 liastoiiod to approach,
I ������ ohln-wa to spoak forme;
...   .    I havo I In  li t dial i
���.,    m fi gl  ������    ll   rikoa mo
/   1y;   and   ind I  one
re di 1110' . ig him oil iu the
;   llill ' .       ill .1.   pitch
may In  Intulllgiblo to the
; I .ne
1 elii   van llovod  mo In I m r.
,11 ring He guido thai 1 no
1 .me.1 his aoi., ������ 1  lhat  I   was
I to pe    him   "'I th n.'  ��� ��� 'ia on ae-
; hn II nn' .1,  but that I
., I no    0 " ��� h ni' ti 1 in wimng,
,;, 1    '  a 1 hai ��    '1   bollovod lo  be
,,, 1   .       10 pro In ition of tho cartor,
1 nu 1 �� il (rrangod, and I pro ime
i'n n chin wa had ipoken, For answer, tho
guide turnod and left us, emu ; lmoh to ua
directly, 1 ooinpanled by lho c u ter, to
whom h' now spoko rapidly, whilst tho
ol hoi inawercd him with a woi 1 or two as
ho proceeded.   I was  at a  loss to un ler
. ",. uuaac, nu .-mi,,, ,0 ,,Hung iu remember everything that the guide questions
him upon. I have had a most marvelous
account of a great street robbery, winch the
guide has related, and whicli tho carter
corroborates ; the man has made good use of
his time. Whether this is actually the
carter or not, is a question st ill. but the
guide has, with Chineso cunning, outrun
himself, dust listen for a little. Observe
the guide, whilst I speak."
All this was said in a low and rapid voice
to mo. He spoke to the carter now. I was
observing the guide.
At first astonishment overspread his
features ; for, as Chin-ohin-wa afterward informed me, he put tho man
through another catechism, to every
point of whioh the carter agreed, as
he had agreed when addressed by tho guide.
Thus the falsity of the un thinking creature's
evidence was at once apparent. As lie proceeded, the guide fell, in fear, upon his
face before Chin-ohin-wa, crying out as
though whining for mercy ; anil Chin-chin-
wi spoke sternly to him, telling him, aa 1
guessed, to toll the truth now���to admit
that this was not the carter whom ho bad
brought. But the guide refused to do this:
and although admitting lhat, tho story
which he had just told was but his own
ooncoption, given in absence of any information from tho carter, ho still insisted
that this was thc man, as he had slated
from the first.
We dismissed both men, ns nothing was
to bo gained, only retaining the services of
the guide for a little timo, in order lhat
ho might accompany us so far iuto the
oity, and lhat we might, then leave with
him the ponies, of which ho was sole guardian.
"Woshall obtain other.'',," said Chin-
chin-wa, when I. questioned tho point,
"whon wo are at homo In Pekin; but in
case of any mishap I shall ascertain where
these ponies aro to be stabled to-night, in
order that if there is possible difficulty as
to securing others, as is sometimes lhe ease
in I'ekin, I may send to buy theso animals at
a later hour''; and upon tiiis suggestion we
acted at a later hour, for we learned that
we might not easily secure fresh steeds,
were these to return to Tientsin,
(TO IIE   i'll\T!NTKI>.)
A Modem Mice.
The rebuilding of Mount Stuart, Lord
Bute'spalnsenoar Ilothesay,Scotland,makes
it tho most magnificent mansion in (Ireal
Britain, Tho base of the building covers
affliction more than an acre,and ii is built in
the medieval Gothio stylos of the thirteenth
century. Tho walls, turrets, and balconies
are built of the beautiful variegated granite
and sandstonesfrom Kirkcudbrightshire, the
lloors and arches being of clouded Italian
marbles. The main hall is constneted entirely of alabaster, lhe supports being
columns of oxidized brass snd bron'o, Tho
gallery and grand staircase are ot marbles
brought from Sicily and Carrara.
The drawhig-rooms are paneled with alternate strips of cherry, walnut, und ebony,
all from America, 'l'he main dining-room,
which wus built so as to accommodate 2S0
guests, is finished after the style of the
drawing-rooms, with tho oxception of relief figures and mosaics of lish, game, animals, clc. The ceilings and chimney pieces
of ali these rooms are most artistic, and so
also aro lhe windows, mantels, and doors,
the work of winch is extremely elaborate,
Thoro aro three immense libraries and a
billiard-room, all with carved stonefiropkees
of antique design, Jn one wing there are
Turkish and swimming baths, largo conservatories, a.airies, and aquariums,
The whole palace is healed throughout
with steam and hot water pipes, and lighted both by gas and electricity. The pictures in the galleries alone aro worth over
��100,000, and the books in tho libraries as
much more. The building, decorating, and
furnishing of this paiace, which is without
doubl tho finest private residence on the
globe, entailed au outlay of i'l,000,010.
When pain and anguish wring the brow
there is at times tho presence of the. ministering angel whom lhe poet so pleasantly
pictures. If the report from Vienna should
prove true as to the new medical discovery
there will be much leas pain in the world than
there has been. Dr, K. L, Schloich assures
us that absolute local Immunity'from pain
even during some protracted operations,
may bo obtained so that a sufferer may re.
main perfectly conscious during 'the
amputation of his hand or foot without undergoing the tortures bo often inflicted
on the battle-field, or exposing himself to the danger of syncope ever
present in the operating room. This
is welcome news in the world of medical science, and there are, it is said, other
discoveries in tho samo direction. There
are all sorts of experiments going on, and if
in the end Buffering humanity is to have no
pain whut a great deal more medical men
will have to Bay in their own praise I Hut
pain viewed in one light has been regarded
as a blessing, ll, as a rule, points to some
disease which calls for a prompt remedy.
And then as to the sentimental aspect of the
question, if pain were altogether banished
from the sick room the presence of the ministering angel would lose much of its value
and ils charm. "lean understand much
aboul religion," said a doubter on one occasion, " but I cannot understand why pain
is permitted." If it is as a finger to Indicate the scat of a dissuo it is to bo hoped
that its banishment will not become universal. I hit there may nol, after all, bo half so
much in the reported disco,-ery as is supposed.
Thoy Don't Speak Now.
"What's the matter between you aud
.lohnson?" be queried, as lliey dropped oil'
tho ear.
"Oil, we don't .spoak," was the reply.
" Money mutters?"
" No."
" Politics 01' religion':"
"Nn. You soo WO were both after the
lame girl. 1 drew off and let, him marry
her, and be has nevorforgiven ine for it."
" Why, ho ought to be greatly obliged to
you I
"Had hoi Well, perhaps. He's had to
support her family ever since, und a cartload of her relations eame in only yesterday.
No, I don't cxpeot he will ever forgive me".'
Sho���"That's prop] lice. Why wouldn't
you marry a shop girl ?" He���" Oh, she'd
always bo calling for cash, you know.''
rr<-.ll i-.ii-is .i.iiiiii ine rjliuiu-u larsiTl.
The month of May is the beginning of the
dead, season when all trallic is stopped
through the Desert of Sahara, and very
little labor oan be dono, The deadly heat
which prevails during the forty canicular
days, causes all travelers and traders to shun
tiie oases for fear of the epidemic fever
springing from the drying marshes, until
about the end of September, when the
nomads re-enter the Sahara with abundance
of cattle and grain, and the Mo/abitos renew Iheir bartering traffic between the
oases and the North. The " sammah," or
forty canicular days, is a deadly period to
traverse, What a despondent situation
when tho thermometer fluctuates for five
hours between 11,1 and I 25 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade. The fiery breaths of the
pestilential simoon and of the infernal
shihilo (southern winds) sweeping the face
like the blast of :i furnace, produce sensations of burning. These winds, like the
equinoctial sirocoo, being destitute nf all
moisture, pervade the atmosphere with
intense dryness, torturing tho throat and
lungs of the panting and dispirited traveler.
His parched lips stiffen and llmosl lose tho
sensibility of contact, the blood within the
mucous meinbrancos evaporating under the
blighting effect of lhe hot air. Gasping for
breath he remains ill a slate of prostration
until the terrible god of day has accomplish-
ed his daily course, The blaze of the noon-
lido sun is literally a torture, especially for
the white race ; during it no human boing
is to be seen out of doors, the Eyes Would
not stand tlio reflection of tho sun or tho
licking heat of the air; lho cities are buried
in lhc silence of a cemetery ; people seek
lhc comfort of sleep, but often all in vain,
KXTir.uililUNAliv HEAT,
Tho natives who feol most affooted lathis extraordinary heat dig a grave-like hole
in iheir hovels or gardens as a refreshing
couch, This kind of living grave is watered
every morning to preserve its freshnosi and
then covered up with a elo-o lining mil or
fresh palm leaves. Toward 11 o'clock its
temporary oocupanl sinks into it, stretches
himself entirely naked aad shuts himstlf up
from the outside world to pass the hottest
a go
by v
my i
a: or
One i
cubit . |     ,,
swarms among I he ruins and in tho houses,
which fact requires an cvcry-ilay search hy
the inmates boforo going to sleep. This insect grows there loan extraordinary size
and is sometimes seen throe inches long. A
long, glowing day, a warm, Bnllboating
evening, fresh night, and swoet morning aro
the general atmospherical features in summer, and the tantalizing mirage can bo Been
daily ill the plains during that season.
TIIK I'ollMVriOX 111''  MIRAOI*.
My theory of t'>e form ition of the mirage
liffers somewhat from that given by many
others, but as it is founded upon repeated
studies of the phenomenon I must not hesitate to bring it forth. Thc reflective mirror
is produced through the lowest layer of air,
which is overheated both from above by the
sun and from below by the excess of heal
radiated by the earth. Upon closo examination this radiation ol heat can be easily
seen in lorm of transparent evaporation rising vertically in undulating waves. Il is
through this very mass of transparent evaporation, seen from a distance, that the
illusion is produced.
Thc mirror does not represent what has
been described by certain authors, who having probably never seen a mirage except in
their dreams, imagine that ships can bo seen
sailing ovor those illusive seas. Nothing, it
must bo said, can bo reproduced by that
fantastic mirror of nature, but that which
really exists in tbo vicinity or within a certain distance and intercepted by no prominence of bind. The mirage reflects only tho
surroundings, which the closer their proximity the moro clearly they aro defined, aud
as no ships are in existence in the desert
none can be reflected. Tho report of those
sailing ships is a fanciful fabrication of
travelers who wished to give tho Croat
Desert more poesy and charm that il possesses.
Four weeks had passed since our arrival
in Wargla. The season was growing hot,
and as a consequence I laid my European
costume in a box, resolved to wear my
Arabian garb permanently until the fall
came, when the damp and cool morning requires a heavier garment.
Destruction of the Slave Trade in Central
Tho partition of Africa among the Kuro
pean powers, as will have been seen, was tho
iirst effective blow dealt to the slave trade in
inner Africa. The east coast, whence a few
years ago the slavers inarched in battalions
to scatter over tho wide interior of thc continent for pillage and devastation, is to-day
guarded by garrisons of Gorman and British
troops. The island of Zanzibar, where thoy
were equipped for their murderous enterprises, is under the Uritish Hag. Trading
steamers run up and down the coast; the
Tana and dub livers are being navigated by
British steamers | two lines of stations secure communications inland for ,'100 milos
from the sea. Major von Wissman is advancing upon bake Tanganyika. HerrBoora
chert is marching upon bake Victoria;
Captain Williams is holding Uganda, These
results have followed very rapidly tho political partition  of the continent.
The final blow has been given by the act
of the Brussels Antislavery Conference, lately ratified by the powers, wherein modern
civilization has fully declared its opinions
upon the question of slavery, and no single
power will dare remain Indifferent to tbem,
under penalty of obloquy and shamo,���
[Henry li, Stanley, in Harper's Magazine
lor Maroh.
It won't help your own crop at all to sit
on the fence and count the weeds in your
neigh.hour's field, Sorrow-
Count each alllic1 iue   vl i [III or grave
God's messonger sent down to th       iihoti
With eourlesy receive him: rise and bow;
Ai ' oro hisaliadow pass thv threshold, crave
I'ernii  ilon Iirst his heavenly feet lo lave;
Then iay before him all thou lia-l; allow
No cloud ot passion to usurp I hy brow,
Or mar thy hospitality; no wave
Of mortal tumuli to ohliicrato
The soul's marmoreal calmness; grief should
Like joy, majestic, oquablo, sedate;
Confirming, cloansing, raising, making free;
Strong to consume small troubles; lo commend
Ore it thoughts, grave thoughts, thoughts
lastiii'.'to lho end.
The Mother's Prayer,
A mother's holy arm corossoil
A bubo that laughed upon horbroost.
Then thus lo heaven she eriwl ill prayer:
" Now. even as his faco is fair,
Oh, Lord I keep Thou his soul within
As freo from any spot of sin,"
From heaven tho Lord an answer mado:
'��� lloholdl l grant as thou ba-i prayed."
Within tlio door the darknoss eropl
And inl ml mother swootly slept,
The belfry rang tho midnight boll,
Tlie watchman answered "All it well."
Awaking al thoorodlo side
The mother know thc babe had die I.
Wiih grief io set a woman wild
Shocaughl and clasped the marble child
I'niil her hoarl against lilsown
Wns brokon, boating on a Btono,
"Ob Ood!" shocrlod Inker Aomalr,
" Why bast Thou mocked a mother's prayer.'
Then answered he: " As I have willed
Thy praii'i, Oh woman, is I'nllllled,
If on tlie oarth liissoul remain,
Itissoul thall gather many a stain.
' At Ilivhche-.lTrcar.il my hand
To lift him io tho heavenly land."
The inothor heard and bowed her head,
And laid he:' chook against the dead-
Ami cried, "(Hi Godl   1 dare nol pray-
Thou ans'.veresl in so strange a way!"
In shadow of a taper's ii',''',
She sal and moaned tho rivolong night,
Bui ivhon the morning broughl ibe sun,
:-::i" prayed, "Thy will, Oh God, bo dono!"
) Fail.
u thy purpose fal-
y eosl.
r heavy conflict,
��� Is not lost.
io bravo spirits
) strife is dono,
h courage all ur-
he battle's won.
n doopest waters,
iliirkost mine,
est hour of mid-
irlghlly shlno,
iatb i- steep aid
ddo hope's light
��� feet havo trod-
ring you safely
Tin b.i tloo'or.n victor crow-no I with honors;
Hy patient toilcacb dilllculty nasi.
Yon lien may so those days of bittor failure
Ha: -parrc 1 you on to greater doods at last,
���[Chambers' Journal.
Jaok Ohiddy.
Bravo .lack Clilddy-oli, well you may sneer,
For tho name isn't one that sounds nice In lhe
Bul ' naniolsa sound���nothing morc-dceds
nro best.
And Jack had the soul of a man In his breast,
Now, i heard you -ay that you're fond of a
i ilo,
If il bears upon railway-men and lhe rail,
Woll, horo is ono thai wil suit ynu, I know.
Though it happened a good many years ago.
da. 1; Chlddy���thoro. you arc smiling again
At ih" name which town is both common and
Jack Chlddy,-I say, wrought along with Ids
Year in and year out, on a section of plates,
Simple enough was the work, with noohango
Hut to m:c that both linos were iu gauge and
Fasten a key there, and tighten a holt.
All lo keep fas! trains from giving a jolt.
Strange when ono thinks whero a hero may
Say at times in a momont botore our eyes,
Or right from our side oro we know it, and
Tho work of a. giant, and pass from our view.
Hat the story, you say;  Well I'm coming to
Though I wander a little -now where win 1
Lot mo see. Can you catch, shining round and
The iiviuth of the Broslington tunnel from
You seo it!  Woll right on the bank at tlio
When stacking somo blocks, all ut onco, down
tho slope.
A huge slab of stono from the rest shoved its
And foil il own en lhe up line of nictnkind
One sharp ery of terror burst fortli from us
As we saw the huge mass topple over and fall.
Wo stood as if bound to llio spot dumb of
Heading horror and doubt in tho faces of each.
Then ono of our mutes snatched a glance at
his watch,
Oavo a start and ii look that made each of Ui
At our breath, then a cry, Ibat thrill'd our
hearts through���
"' The'Flying lliilclimim'l- nvcrdiio!"
Hark I Straight from over the hills wo could
A dull, dead sound coining faint to lho car,
Thon a short, sharp whistle thai told Willi Its
That the "Dutchman" was Into the tunnel at
And there on the rail lay that lingo mass of
And the " Dutchman" behind coming thundering ou;
In a minute or less ho would como with n
And a hundred lives bo lost In the crash.
"Now for your life, Jack!" for Chlddy had
Down Ihe bank, and three leaps broughl blni
close, In llio stone.
Not for bis own life, for wife and child's sake,
Thoughl he. hul thc hundreds lhat now were
at stako,
Twos lbe work of n moment.    Willi terrible
sl rongtb
And nbeiive of the shoulder, tho slab moved
ill lenglli,
Slipped clear of Iho rail   whin, Imlf-mullled
In smoke,
From tho month of iho tunnel the "Dutchman" broke.
There wns ono sharp Whlstlo, a roar and a
Of wl s ringing clear on tlie rail, and a
Of coiling-moke and a gllltoi' and gleam
Of iron and .steel, and  then down fell  I lie
lost from us .ill burst a -bout and a  >,���,.���  method or I'aplurliii* (he lulmiil-
]1Aj | 111  hliln-l llill.l.
Dr. C.W. Russet, the traveller mil ex
When we know thai the " Dutchman"
passed and was clear.
And Chlddy! Ah mo! you will pardon these
plorer, wiio is well known for his conlribu-
,olr^ i liens to ethnography, is now ill this country.
For In- was mv mate on lho rails many years. ] He was long in the service of (leu. Gordon
U hen we found him one look was enough to  in4]ic jjgytjan Soudan, and of late years he
! has beeu exploring in the virgin field between Annum and the great Mekong River,
That.I ai
life blood was ret on tho engine]
Biave .lack Chirldy.' Xow don'l you sneer
At the name whicli 1 own is but harsh io the
Hut a name Is a sound���nothing morc, deed)
are best:
And Jack had llie soul of a man in his breast.
Away Over
.'lie VVild
A (hilil Wandered
At Lancaster, a town thirty miles from
I.os Angeles in an open  valley at the edge
where he has brought to lighl four tribes
w hose existence was barely known before
I.e made them a study, Dr, Rosset contributes this account of wild elephant catching as practised by oue of these tribes in
linlo-C'liina :
" The Benongs live about midway between the Mekong Rivor and llm tVnuarnito
coast in mountainous, wooded regions, They
! hunt the elephant to obtain ivory and also
to capture nnd tame the young animals, A
great deal has been written about elephant
hunting. lint nothing, I believe, about the
method of the Benongs, aniony whom 1 was
of Colorado Desert, lived Stephen Hansdorf  the first Europoim to livo for any consider-
with his wife and 20-mouth-old boy. Thurs-1 able time. On March 30, 1891. I was in lhc
lay be left home for another part of tho
place where he was working.
Late in lhc afternoon tho inothor went in
lOaroll of a stray cow. The baby, olad only
in a calico wrapper, listless and bare-foot
Beuong village of Pumpin, makiug ethnological collections and treating many sick
natives. About that time a Cambodian
mandarin arrived for elephant limiting, Although the natives protested thai the pre.
1, without the mother's knowledge, start- enoo of a Christian might render tho hunt
unsuccessful, iho I ambodian, influenced no
doubt by some presents I ma i i him, at lust
consented to my participating in tho hum.
"Ten aged and completely tamorl ulo
phanls were loaded with the implements for
capturing their wild relations aud with
baskets of provisions. Anadeqnate number
of men were got together. Wo then si tried
for a region where wild elephants are numerous. Our animals moved along in Indian
i file, and the linost of the lot, on which the
ed  after  her,    When she returned au
missed him she alarmed the neighborhood.
A searching party hunted until night without avail.   Excitement spread through the
wholo  town, and by  daylight  the next
morning a strong party of organized searchers renowod tho quest,    There was no tin j
ber in the region, but lhe cactus and sago
brush wero so high us to render it impossible lo seethe child at a short distance,
even from lhe back of a horse.
The region is one of intense heat and in-
....... mandarin and I wcre seated, brought np* the
tested wuh rattlesnakes, coyotes and manyi    ������    ,.,,,    ,,       i������i,���,,���i   i,     ,   ' .,
���''rear,   liio other elephants had to o oar the
poisonous insects, The earth in many place
is covered with alkali. For a long time the
party discovered no signs whatever. Finally a coyote trail was struck. On it could
occasionally be seen the footprints ofa child,
with now and then splotches of blood on thc
cactus. Arranging themselves so they
should not lose sight of each other the
searchers followed the trail, spreading themselves over a width of half a  mile.    The
way for us, which they did by breaking off
lhe branches of trees with their trunks. On
we went, over hill and dale and rivers until
we found a fresh elephant trail, recognizable
by tho recent breaking off of branches and
the trodddn herbage.
"A halt was made. The animals wero
unsaddled and the baggage was taken off
and lefi in charge of a number of men. The
trail  led  direct to  the  desert and to ak^of ua wero then  ready for the hunt,
phenomenon known as "Dry hake."   Thisi -1 "crc WIS nothing left on the elephants ex-
lake is nothing more than a solid bed of I ce,Pb,a 0Me about tho thickness of a finger,
white alkali, tiie crust of which is perfectly
hard and level.   .Standing on rolling sand on
the edge of this lake a traveler beholds a
wonderful mirage of a sheet of silvery clear
The party concluded that the child
consumed by thirst, had toddled over to
this lake, and though the indurate crust
would reveal no footprints the party press
which was wound round their Indies to give
tho riders some hold during the violent and
irregular motions of the animals, It was
only wuh dilllculty that I could prevail upon
the mandarin to allow mc to take with mo
my elephant rifles. Wrapped up in ox
hides, these rifles wero fastened to the elephant 1 rode.
"Each elephant was ridden hy two men.
don over it. Four miles from the ed<;o 0n8 who was called the capturer, rode or
was found the dead body of the little wan- js,��oi ��" its back. Tho other man was the
derer, lying on its face, his feel, legs and glliae> aad-ho sat right behind the neck of
hands torn and the bloo.l crusted over thom. I the M��lna'* Tilu capturer had a long ham-
He bad been dead but a few bonis, yet his j ������ stick which reached to the ground, and
body was blistering under the burning sun, |t0 the lower eud of which was atlaehed a
The party seized tlie child and hurried back  lool> '"ado of twisted coco fibre,   This loop
wa= atlaehed to a   long line made of hide,
to the edge of the bike,   before  reaching
which their own tongues had commenced to
swell with heat and lack of water.   Tho
litlle fellow hid walked all niglit, and had i eiu'
and hell  by  thc  oaptnrer  at about the
middle and   by   the  guido  at  its   other
died of exhaustion just as the sun was commencing to manifest its fearful heat, He
had walked fourteen miles into ouo of the
most terrible regions ou oarth.
A British Polar Expedition-
A British Polar expedition, led by
"We advanced with  all  spec!  on thc
trail.   Every moment I was in danger of
being hurled to the ground by tho branches
of trees.   Tho capturers,  the guides, and
I the mandarin knew how to keep out of the
| way of danger.   Often I saw our guide lie
| down flat behind tho neck  ol his
jjf j and the capturer take hold  of its tail and
Frederick ti. Jackson, will, if possible, sail i n'Ie "" the 'launches of the elephant so as
for Franz Josef Land this summer, and 1,ot to oesoiapod off. 1 expected every
whiter thore, inasmuch as it has been do- moment to bo knocked to the ground. 1
monstroted that the utilisation of Franz managed to koep my seat, however, and at
Josef Land as a base and lino of maroh for last wo reached an opon, whore we found
northern advance would 1)3 attended with about twenty wild elephants, young and
success, cither partial or entire. In the i oU< winch gave vent to their surprise and
Iirst place, Franz Josef Land has been held i fr|ght b>' vla!ellt trumpetings,
by the best Arctic authorities to be acces-1 "We rode with the utmost speed right
sible in any ordinary year; in the second j into the herd, The guiles, in order to
placo, it has been shown to be a country of spur their animals to the utmost speed
large extent, extending northward ; and in i knocked upon their skulls witli iron spikei
the third place, the winter is comparatively whioh drew blood. The purpose was to
mild, and such an abundance of animal life j separate one of the young elephants from
exists ii3 to preclude, in all probability, auy i the herd. I wish to say hero that wild clc-
attacks from scurvy. The expedition pro- phants in lighting with tune ones are. no
poses, on reaching the southern  coast of | cowards, but they behavo with tho greatest
Franz Josef Land, to establish a depot which
will form its base of future work ; to have
made before the summer begins to fail a reconnoitre northward, which may enable it
to reach a point north of the Austrian
limit, Sideg 'Jmin north ; and in the following spriug to again advance northward
and establish a depot in latitude 84deg, or
il possible S.'xleg. Hereabouts the land
may cease ; if so, it would endeavour either
to make direct for its ultimate object, or,
having secured itself in more or less comfortable quarters, will prepare to winter in
that very high latitude, and make the necessary move in the following si ring. If
thc land continue it is quiie possible that
the whole distance might be covered in that
summer. The expedition will be chiefly
accomplished by sledge, and there will not
be, besides Mr. Jackson, more than ten
aluerr Action of Charles Dlnionj,  a llll
waul.ee tiuiicliM.
A .Milwaukee, Wis., dispatch says :���
Charles Simons hung crape, a big rosette,
and streamers of white on the front door of
tho liltle millinery store at No. .'ilo Reed
street to-day because his daughter, Miss
Amanda Simons, had married. Tho
daughter was in charge of the store until
yesterday, when she married a man from
Marion named Goldberg, a dealer in live
stock. Simons commanded his daughter to
leave tbeir dwelling this morning. Be then
placed her trunk in the street. His next
move was to visit the establishment of
Undertaker Pratt, where he secured the
crepe, and with it ornamented the door of
his daughter's shop. Then he stood out
upon the sidewalk and proclaimed in a loud
voice that his daughter was dead. Simons
has been known as an eccentric character
for many years. He is an Anarchist and
with others was arrested for inciting the
labor riots of 1886, In his house was found
a small-sized arsenal. He was sentenced to
the House of Correction andafter his release
he went to livo with his daughter,
If I can put some touches of a rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, then
1 feel lhal 1 hive walked with Hod.
Weeds are omnipresent ; errors are to bo
found in the hearts of tho most lovable.���
[Ooorge S mi-.
oaution, because they seem to bo aware of
the superiority of opponents guided by
human beings. We soon succeeded in
pushing to one side a yonng animal and its
mother, and immediately several of our
tame elephants tried to separate them
by pushing in between them. Tho mother
tried to defend herself by blows with her
trunk, which, however, our men knew how
to avoid. At last we succeeded in separating thc two animals.
"Tho capturers, who stood upright on the
backs of their elephants, now tried to drag
the loops on the bamboos along the ground
so that the feot of the young animal, which
was running about in a frightened manner,
should be entangled. One ot thc capturers
succeeded. The right hind leg of the youngster was caught. Thc line was tightly lieid
by both the capturer and the guide. The
young elephant fell his danger and tried to
flee, While the greater part of the men
tried to keep the herd iu cheek, the rest devoted themselves to completely securing
thc captured beast. The fettered captive,
followed by the lucky capturer on hiselo-
pliant, plunged to the right and left. Then
it was hunted about in a circlo until it
broke down 'piitu exhausted. The servants
surrounded it, jumped to the ground, and
cautiously creeping from underneath their
animals, fettered with hide thongs attached
to their capturing implements the legs of
the broken-down creature, and made the
thongs fast to the trunks of trees, so that
the captive could no longer budge.
"The animal was kepi in that posh ion
for several days. The Iirst day it had nothing to eat or drink, The seoond day it received somo water, On tho third day a few
morsels of,food were given to it, and it bo-
gan to becomo docile. Then it allowed itself lo be led by its tamo companions, which
tried to console it by caressing it with their
trunks. On the eighth day of its captivity
the youngster was so far tamed that any
one could approach it.
" From this description il might appear
lhat the elephant of IndoChina is a harmless animal. This is not, the case. When
irritated by a wound it becomes very dangerous, especially lo white men. While the
elephant of India takes to flight al the first
shout, if its wound is nol mortal, the Indo-
Chinese animal at onco attacks the hunter.
I had an adventure of this sort right aftor
the hunt 1 have described.
"I wanted to show the Cambodians what
a European hunter oan do, and 1 therefore
requested the mandarin to allow mo to try
a shot at the wild herd, which meantime
him responsible for the oonssquences the
mandarin gave his consent. 1 took my rille
and some ammunition, got ready for tiring,
and ordered my Cambodian servant to follow ine at a distance with my reserve doublo
barrelled rille. Entering the forest, I saw
three elephants standing ill front of me. 1
looked round lor my servant, but he was
nowhere to bc seen. A full-grown female
elephant, followed by a young one, rushed
toward nie wdth uplifted trunk and tierce
trumpetings. I had no time to spare to take
good aim, and so Hired into the open nioulh
of the beast. The tremendous recoil of my
gun threw mc to the ground, and at lhe
same moment I heard my servant lire twice.
"1 quickly raised myself, hut was unable on account of the smoke of my gun to
see the elephant, Then I suddenly felt
something graze my face, and I was hurled
a distance ol several yards, and lost consciousness. When I recovered the Cambodians stood around me. They had thought
that I was dead, My clothes were sprinkled
With blood, and a pain iu my upper jaw
convinced me lhat there was something
wrong, I found that sevcal tooth had been
knocked out. The elephant had knocked
them out with her trunk, anil had disappeared. Three bills had not killed her. A
deadly wound can only be given when the
ball enters through tho temple or the eye,
"As lho elephant has keen scent and
hen in;, a European needs lung experience
before ho can hunt the animal suaoes dully
The native, who creeps noiselessly in his
Annnnilto costume, has, in spile of his
inferior weapons, a bolter chance of success
than a European with his creaking boots
and breech-loader. The Benongs kill elephants witl) poisoned arrows, which, al-
hough they cannot penetrate the thick
skin, may inflict a deadly wound in softer
parts, as lho trunk. In such places tbe
poisonous substance, prepared from extracts
of herbs, acts so violently that the animal
often dies within ten minutes."
The Highest Railroad in the World.
The highest point attained by a railroad
in the United Stales is in the Rooky Mountains, 11,027 feet above tho sea. Trains on
the Callao-Oroya lino in Peru are now ascending to a heighl as far above this groat
elevation as tho total height of Mount
Washington. In other words, when a train
on the Oroya line enters lhe Oalera tunnel
to cro33 from the western to the eastern
slope of the Cordilleras it, is more than a
mile higher above thc sea than ihe loftiest
bit of railroad track in this country. Some
stretches of track in Mexico are also higher
than any railroad in the United States.
At present the Oalera tunnel is tho highest elevation attained by any railroad in tho
world. Some months ngo it was reported
that this wonderful Oroya railroad had al
last crossed the Andes. Il was on Sept.
2S last that lho first train from Callao pass-
el through the tunnel to the eastern side
of the mountains. Twenty years elapsed
after the line was started at the sea beforo
tbo Cordilleras wero conquered; and trains
have scarcely afoot of level grade for 100
miles until they pull into the (lalera tunnel,
15,638 feet above lhe sea, and emerge upon
the eastern face cf the Amies.
If this were not the loftiest tunnel in the
world ic would still be conspicuous as a
specimen of railroad construction. It was
driven through the rock a distance of 3,8.75
foet, Ifa train happens to stop in the tunnel, passengers can hear water from the
vaulted roof pattering on the car tops. The
melting snow that crowns the mountain
summit above it filters through to tho excavation, Two channels are cut in tbo rock
to oarry the water out of the tunnel, One
of them leads to thc bead sl team of an
Amazou tributary and lhe Atlantic; the
other to the Rimao River and the Pacific.
Itis doubtful if any other railroad for
general traffic will ever be carried to so
great an elevation. The surveys for tho
Pan-American Railroad do not thus far indicate elevations at ali approaching that of
the Oroya line. It will ho necessary here
and there to pass from one valley to another
separated by mountain ranges, but thc
highest poinls along the line will not be
over 7,00D feet above the sea, if ihe results
of tho preliminary surveys hold good.
South America will always beat the rest
of the world in elevated railroads. Tho
South Peruvian line from Mollendoto Lake
Titicaca attains a height of 14,(if 1 feet, only
007 feet lower than the Galera tunnel. The
remarkable Chilean Railroad, now Hearing
completion, which, starting at Antofagasta,
runs hundreds of miles northeast into Bolivia, has its highest point at Carcoto, 12,008
feet above the sea ; and it Is a noteworthy
coincidence that the Trans-South American
line from Buenos Ayres to Valparaiso is also
said to be just 12,008 feet abovo tho sea at
its highest point. These results have been
obtained by tl'iangulatlon, but for ordinary
purposes it may be as well to lop oil' the extra foet above 12,000, just as some Geographers do in the case of Mt. Everest. They
say that the figure 20,001 feet given, us the
height of this loftiest ol mountains, implies
a refinement of acouraoy in measurement to
which it is not entitled,
AtluiiilyTennis .liickrl inn Belllgercn
E.J, Glave, the Ai ���.- Hor, writes :
���In ISSli, when leavingU; n . foi i three
years'jou ney in Africa, 1 had among my
e.\ usive outfit a flannel jacket, gaudily
ooloiei in held yellow and black stripes,
two inches wide. 1 picked this away in
the bottom of a trunk, deciding to reserve
it for the far interior, feeling certain that
my dusky friends there would bo deeply
impressed by the dazzling garment,
A few months later 1 was journeying in a
.small steamer on the upper waters of the
Congo lliver. visiting all the native settlements on my way. Upon Hearing the large
populous Village of Lulungu 1 resolved to
render my landing us imposing as possible
by wearing my brightly stripod jacket, I
had imagined that my bri limit appearance
would create a great deal of interest, but 1
bad not oxpeotod to fascinate ihe whole
tribe into n state of bewilderment. My
arrival arrested all occupation in I he village,
streol and hut were deserted, and an admiring crowd scurried to tho be. h and grouped
themselves around me in a huddled mass.
Seme of them, spell hound, stared and gaped
at mo without saying i wi rd : othi rs more
bold expressed their won le:m ml in stuttering whispers: neither fiery comet nor noonday eclipse could have 'held this savage
audlonoo more thoroughly howiti hod; bearded warriors with arms and clu sts s arred by
many a stubborn light ; women clutching
their startled babios, and a host of children
watching my every movement. As I moved
toward the village the dusky crowd followed, and horo me company everywhere 1
In support of the respect and homage
thus voluntarily extended to me I informed
tlie chief "Ngoi" that in the white man's
land (Mputu) none but the biggest of chiefs
were permitted to wear such gorgeous
attire; with all the dignity and importance
which I could summon to my aid 1 endeavored to convin c him thai the ime sign
of ollice of presidents ami crowned heads
was such a yellow anl black tenuis coat.
The chief of Lulungu responded to the
houorofiny visit by bringing tome presents
of goats, fowls, eu'g-, pine-apples and
bananas, and in return 1 gave him some
cotton cloth, beads, brass wire, and metal
Al night groups of dancers, young and
old, loudly sang thc praise3 of the distinguished visitor with the colore:,  .,:.
'l'he natives iu this part of the world are
exceedingly fond of bright colored cloth,
but in those oarly days of the Congo exploration such fabric was scarce, and these
people had to bc content witii the color
without the texture : so they smeared tbeir
bodies with " ngnln," a mixture ol red powder and oil. The daubing of this over any.
thing tends to beautify according to their
ideas of decoration. With such notions of
good form they had in hesitancy ali ml
jostling around mo and smudging my
precious coal till its attractive stripes
threatened to i e :om i lost beneath the oily
I remained at Lulungu only one niglit
the next morning 1 steamed away up
.stream ; my striped coat had proved a brilliant passport to the bestsoi ii ly i:' Lulungu
and had been the means i: est il li iug i
fine friendship with tin: natives. My.u-
rival in that gorgeous garment?. I Live no
doubt, is still fresh in thc minds ot tho
villagers, who, having no written langu ..:������
store in their memories Bach events and
li.unI them down from generation to
generation as tribal history.
i felt very sorry lhal my stylish . rment
wasso besmeared, for 1 drcadi i th shrinking consequences of washing it : however, 1
handed it over to my native - rvant,
Ipambi, with instructions to scrub off tho
pasty ngual, When cleaned and dried it
looked as good as new, en ept, as I ;. '. su I-
pected, it was greatly diminished in size ;
the sleeves now fitted my arm like a silken
cover on an umbrella, and reached just below lhe elbows ; the pockets had climbed
up near tho collar, and the waist clung
lightly around iny chest���but it still had it
attractive colors. I foldod the precious
garment carefully, and steed ii away, to be
produced again only when some event of
sullicient importance should demand it.
Ghastly Sight at Sea-
A New York telegram says :���The captain of the barque Kuildsvlg, from Belize lo
(loole, which was Itself abandoned inasink-
ing condition, reports that on the lllh inst.
in lat. .'I I, long. 75, he spoke tho 20-ton
screw steamer Syren, 120 days out from
London lo Bermuda, Tho crew had undergone terrible suffering. Tbe vcsiel had not
been long out when lhe water became impure, and one after another the men sickened until all were helpless. The steamer
drilled for nix days, al the mercy of the
seas, no one wasal the helm, no lights were
carried, and there was no evidence to show
thattherowasa living soul on board, 1 luring
this lorriblo lime the Syren collided with a
barque, name unknown, and sustained sone
damage, one of her boats being smashed,
On the following day the captain, having
somewhat recovered, came on deck aiui attempted to tako an observation, but just us
he was getting lho sun's altitude lbe vessel
lurched, and he fell, losing his Boxtant,
which was tho only one oil board. Their
position now becamo well nigh desperate.
Moth provisions and water gave out, the
men bad not the remotest notion of their
bearings, lho vessel became covered with
barnacles, and all hope had been given up
when they fell in with the Kntldsvig, Tho
latter supplied them with provisions and
water, and informed them of their position
and the dale. The Syren then bore away
on her course,
1 Very soon after this I hai command of
an expedition up the Oubangi, a river peopled by cannibals B&vageana warlike, and
during this journey 1 was stubbornly attacked. Monster war canoe.-;, loaded to
the gunwale wilb stalwart warriors, shot
out from the river bank and wheele 1 aroand
my slow-moving little stern-wheeler in
threatening force : spears were brandished
and bow-strings tightened, and a light
seemed unavoidable, mv crew crouched low
with loaded rifles, ready with a deadly response to the challenging spear fight. We
were surrounded by overwhelming numbers
pressing unpleasantly olose on all sides of
us. Derisive l.ui.di'.er and i u.i-tiu! threats
of eating myself and crew answered all my
expressions  uf peac ���.    1   held   up cotton
stuff and beads and metal ornaments and
promised to change those things for Ivory
and provisions, and I   told   them with  all
the emphasis at my command that 1 sought
peaco and not war, but that if they com-
menceii lhe attack I should firo on them,
However, my demonstration this far did
not impress tbem, and it suddenly oi .'lined
to mo fo try my blight colored coat as an
Introduction nro their good graces, 1
hastily dived down Into my trunk and
matched np thc garment, and proceeded to
squeoze iv 'self into it. The effect was
magical, A roar of astonishment greeted
my changed attire, and the weapons, pointed in anger a second before, wore lowerod
as tokens of peace, Ashore and afloat my
dazzling garment won tho cannibal hearts.
I was invited forthwith to put into the
beach and visit the chief, Xdisi. This old
fellow was much affected by my coat,
though be at firat rather deplored its stint-
: ed proportions, but 1 explained as well as I
1 could that tbe texture out of which it ��rs
made was of so costly a character as to ad-
i mil of no unnecessary material boing employed, He was most anxious i- p'ssess
this garment, and aftor a great deal of haggling I sold it to him for a tusk of ivory,
and never a prouder chief stnttUd ibout an
African village than did old Ndisi dressed
in tiie gaudy tennis coat.
"1 try to love my neighbor," said Mr.
Meekins, as he gaze'd disconsolately out in-
to the rain, "but it's a bard thing ior a
man who pays cash for bisunbrelias to do," div ilootcnay Siat
Tiik   Govern nt   bus   certainly
neiiled   its   own  doom  ul the   next
election  by   bn   hnstj   nml   almost
criminal net inn regarding the vote
to borrow $600,1)00 nml saddle the
rest of the Province with ic debt of
?l)7,11(1(1 n yonr for 25 years just to
beautify Victoria.   Those who voted
for tbe measure oim  lmvo no idea
whatever of lho crying needs ot the
interior, nnd moro especially or the
mining districts.    Und tlie Government Iirsl assisted in tbe opening up
of West Kootenny mines the conao
qnent increase of wealth in the Province wonld, in a yonr or two. have
"warranted the building of even ��
grander structure limn the one now
proposed and enabled the Government
to oarry ont tin* work without borrowing.    Hut, like a child promised n
new toy, it must havo it at oncrI
It cniinot wait until the mining machinery which will percolate the Province with etrenms of gold nnd silver
is put in motion,   It will not even
lend nny (resistance towards developing this mineral wuiilt.li, judging by
tbe climates for the ensuing yenr.
A paltry $30,000 is allotted for the
wholo of West Kootenty.   Of this
the   Revelstoko   Division,  lis usual,
gets one-fifth ($6,000), Nelson Division getting tbe remaining four-fifths.
It is n shnme.   Why in this division
always treated so Bcurvily?   We advise all taxpayers to see to it that
they are on the voting list.   The Big
Bond trail culls for tho wholo of that
$0,000.    Prospectors nre hore now
waiting to get in there, but the hnrd-
nhips to be endured will deter all but
tho most during nud sanguine. Thero
ifl not a singlo rood lendiug out of
Revelstoke���ouly an apology for a
trail that makes even a mule tired,
There nre millions in gold and silver
north, south uud east of this town;
but it onnnot be reached.   There it
may stop for all  tho Government
cares. Victoria must lmvo its $(100,000
building for tourists to admire, while
tho wealth of the Province may slill
lie idle au unprofitable.    Will Mr.
Kellie endeavor to show the Government tho mistake it is making, or is
it too late?
li.  HOBS ON
From the Western Milling Co. cf Regain.
Ibis company nt present Bud themselves compelled to nounLE tiik size
of TllEllt MILL, the demand for thoir Hour having so hugely increased.
The wheat reaped on the liegirm plains last harvest was pronounced tho
iikst BETWEEN WINNIPEG AND Tim MorxTAiNs, special Samples being
secured for tho World's Fair at Chicago.
Flour made from this quality of wheat is llm nrtielo Mr, Robson is now
offering to the inhabitants of iievelstoke nnil district,
Patent Hungarian, Strong Baker's, Oats, Shorts, Bran,
Chopp*3d lend, Rolled Oat3. Grunulated
Oatmeal- Wheat, Hay, &c.
Always soo Robson's prieeri before buying elsewhere.   They will be tho
New Spring Goods.
Wo ar" showing a completo ran1*;1.' of Men's, Ladies', Misses' anil Children's
Boots and Shoes, and we havo
Prints Coming.
Also a large stock of Cottons, Muslins, Dress Goods, Laces und Trimming."?,
Art Muslins, Chumbrays, Carpets, Matting aud Art Squares,
"j-n ��
This Spring will be the Ix-st and most varied stock over shown hero, nnd onr
prices the lowest, ever offered.
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Tpndcrs for a License to cut
Timber on Dominion Lands
in tlie Province of Uritish
to the undersigned nnd marked
on the envelope "Tender for a Timber
Berth, to be opened on I be 22nd May,
1893," will be received at this Department until noon on Monday, the
22ml of May nest, for licen-es to ont
timber oil Berths 114 and 115, south
of Revelstoke, in the Province of
British Columbia, which muy be described as follows;���
Berth 114.���Commenoing where the
southern boundary of tbe Forty-mile
Bolt intersects the easterly sido of tbe
Columbia River, thenoe threo miles
northerly fronting on the river by
three miles in depth, and containing
nn area of nine square miles, more or
Berth Ilo.���Commencing at tho
north bonudary of Berth No. 114 on
th? east side of thn Columbia River,
ami fronting on the said river three
nii'es northerly by tbriv miles in
depth, and containing an area oi nine
square miles, more or less, in tbe said
A separate tender must be made
for each of these berths,
The regulations nnder which licenses will be issued may be ol tained
nt this Department, or at the offii e ���:'
the Crown Timber Agent at tHew
Each lender must be aoooi | auied
'by an accepted cheque on a chartered
Bunk, in favour of the Deputv of tbe
Minister o( the [nterior.for the amonnt
of tbe bonus wbii b ap] lican ia
prepared to pay for a license,
No tender bj tel graph will lie entertain il.
Department o( the Interior,
Ottawa, 2i)th March, 1893.
The Semi-annual Business M ���
of the members of  the  Rovelstoke
Quadrille Club will be held at the
oflico of th.' secretary on \\ ednksday
EtenixOi Apnl 5th, at h o'clock.
 ______ .	
Is situated at tlie head of tlie North-East Arm of Upper
Arrow Lake. Tt is tilt* easiest point from whicli to enter tlie
remarkably rich mines of the Lardeau and Fish Creek Districts. It will have the advantage of both rail and steamboat lines. Tlie C.P.U. will begin the building of a line from
Kevelstoke to tlie N.E. Arm of Arrow Lake as soon as tlie
weather will permit. LARDEAU is at the head of navigation on this Arm, and will be tlie terminus of steamers and
that of the Lardeau & Kootenay Railway. There is no
question that the llich Mining Districts which are tributary
to LARDEAU will attract thousands of Prospectors and
Capitalists during tlie present season, and that a large town
will grow up at that point. The history of Kaslo will be
repeated at LARDEAU this year, and investors in Kootenay
property should study tho situation. Kaslo, in many instances, has already repaid from 500 to 1,000 per cent, to
The wisdom of an investment in LARDEAU is
without question.
For further particulars, prices and terms, apply to any of the undersigned.
ROBERT IRVING, Trustee, Broad Street, Victorin.
HEN RY CROFT, Colonist Bnilding. Government Street, Victorin.
DOUGLAS & CO., 139 Cordova Street, Vancouver.
GREE.v, RICHARDSON & CO.. 57 Jameson Building, Spokane.
RcvelBtoke Station Post Office.
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Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders* Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes.
Bakerv in connection with Store.
Messrs. 0, B. Hume & Co,,
Eevelstoke Station,
Re velstoke Pharmacy
to thp Pnblio of Revelstoke and the
surmnnilin.G; district with a
complete Stock of
a. mcneil,
Front -*-��� ������*
Is hereby   ���       thai  nil person*
!-������ prol n** wood on
Timber  Berl      '��� 12  nnd  113,
reel   Bidi   of   tbe
it th
niiir^iii of tbe  railway belt, eboul
' 'Vi-li' ', . ���
���.'! river -i< milos
person cnttiog ir taking timber from
r-i tbs after thii   ckti
RevelPti ke, Mnrnh Stb, I
Is prepared to supply GARDEN
PLANTS iu great variety, Biich as
Cabbage, Cauliflower, Tomatoes, etc..
all guaranteed to be first-class stock.
Orders may be left at once, and
purchasers will lie notified by letter
when the plants are ready for removal.
Wa-rons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a Specialty.
Don't order yonr Gaiiden Plants
yet.   Wail and seo Williamson.
A P0DLTC MEETrNfl will lm
held in Peter.ion's Hnll TO-NIGHT
(Saturday) ut H o'olook, to discuss a
matter of great importance to tbo
town.   Oome everybody.
F�� Inff.rmntlnn Mid fr"<. 1 [andbOOk wrllfl to
MUNN * CO-801 IIii'paiiwav, flaw irons,
Oldoltt titircnii ff.r securing patents In America.
Ki n :j.', it taken ont i>? ux Is hnmirm.beforo
tli.; publio I ranotice glToi 'ret- ,t obargeia thu
faentific ^mtitm
Lmvfist clrcnlal km nf nny Hi'l.intlrln pnpfr In thn
world. Holcri'lHllf Illustrate], No liilnllli-r-iil.
nun nl.i.uiil be wiiiiout it, tVoeklt.83,00 ��
yuan fl.r/lnlx iiioiiiIih. AddrOHH MIINN A CO.,
l-i, iii.oiio.u i. IK. I 1'ruaHwuy, Ken Vork City.
Kootenav Lake
Ll Ml Ul  YAIU'-. AT
Large Stocks on band.
: Preparations arc being made for Ibe
Great Bnildiug Boom of 1898.
Do you Write for tbe Papers ?
If yr,n do, yon should have THE
a Text Ii'''.k for Correspondents, He-
porters, Editors and Oenenl Writers,
W.llt (IM REI ll I'l' OJ1 I'llICK, DY
117 Nasoau Street, New YonK, N, Y.
Htuln wWn ymi saw this anil ymi will rn-
oelte a. handsome 11 thosTaph for framing,
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Eailwav Men's Requisites.
Mrimr and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent.
I      Wig Irjlij
a- *j I �� r i��s
W    -o.
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Furniture & Undertaking.
R. howson,
Has a large Stock oi' Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &e.
About sixty years ago tliera stood, thirty
mile* away from bunion, on the road to
Milllirook, a lonely inn���so lonely was it,
that even la the daytime it presented anything but a hospitable and inviting appearance,
It stood about ball a dozen yards from
the side of the road, and to approach Uveas
necessary to cross some long and rather
rank grass, which the sountry people used
10 say the landlord allowed to grow there
expressly that it might damp the feet of
the persons putting up at his inn, thus forcing them, noionly to takedoeperpotations,
but further, on account of the rheumatism
or cold to which their damp feet gave rise,
to protract their stay.
This inn was called "The Dumpling."
A queer name, and suggestivo of an appearance thc reverse of what it. presented,
with its stained walls, its small windows,
|U narrow doorway, and its rickety sign,
symbolical of thc name by  means of tlie
picturo of a smoking dumpling, held in a
dish by the hand of a brawny woman.
What made this inn more peculiarly desolate was the circumstance of there being no
trpes in the vicinity.   Saving here and there
11 small growth of the most luxuriant grass,
there was not a patch of respectable vegetation to beseen within half a mile of the
hi me all round.
It is quite certain that no man iu his
iienses would ever have thought of construct-
ing an inn in suoh an uninviting locality.
Therefore it was rumoured that the house
had only been converted inlo an inn since
the present proprietor had taken possession
of it, and that it had previously been no
morc than a doubtful kind of shanty,
occupied by a set of persons who, it had
been strongly suspected, hid varied their
lives by impersonating the characters of
shepherds by day and highwaymen Iiy night.
Tiie name of thc proprietor, at the period
of this story, was ouo Nal Morgan, a fellow of Welsh extraction, and as odd a looking personage as ever you set your eyes on.
He was almost a dwarf. His height was
no more than -I feet .'I or -t inches. He had
a head of very red hair, anil one eye, the
other having been extinguished, it was said,
by a tight which he lad had with a youngster when a lad. In spite of his being a
dwarf, however, he appeared a very powerfully built man. His lew legs helped him to
g ���! over the ground with amazing rapidity,
and when he moved his arms you could see
his muscles playing under the tight-fitting
sleeves of his waistcoat in such a manner as
would have made you hesitate ere you determined to anger him.
Vet of all amiable hosts Nat Morgan was
the most amiable. The visits of travellers
to Iiis inn were infrequent enough ; am
everybody wondered how he managed to
gain a subsistence by such few customers ;
i :: the people who did put up at his inn,
either through stress of weather or from
wan*, at refreshment, were met on the threshold of " The Dumpling" with a smile and
a bow that quite won their hearts.
rlut, as 1 have said, the visits of sueb
people were very rare. Many a time and
otten might Mr. Xat Morgan have been
seen standing at his door, on the look-out,
it seemed, fer travellers, whether on horse-
back, in vehicles or mi foot.
Sometimes such travellers would heave in
sight, as tbey say at sea, at tlie turning
��� :'.he road a mile away from the inn.
They would approach gazing earnestly at
" The Dumpling," as il meditating a visit ;
but scared by the inhospitable look of the
place or by the highwayman-like air that
hung about it they would press forward
and disappear.
At such moments Nat Morgan would
utter a suppressed oath, and turning upon
his heel, stalk angrily into the house.
How was " The Dumpling" supported,
then 1 and how did Mr. Nat Morgan contrive to live, if the visits of travellers to his
inn were so rare':
Wo shall see,
One November afternoon, a solitary
horseman, enveloped in a cloak, and bowing
his head almost on the neck of his hcrse, to
protect his face from the rain, which tlie
high, cold wind made stinging as it dashed
it against him, turned the corner of the
road, and at a jog-trot approached the inn,
which was barely visible through the misty
showers that were falling.
Tiie wind was howling about the house in
such a noisy manner as to prevent Mr. Xat
Morgan from hearing the sounds of thc
horse's hoofs approaching his door. Hut on
the horseman loudly demanding if anybody
wcre within, hc darted up, aud assuming
his politest smile, at once went to welcome
his traveller.
evening was made more sombre by thp
masses of dirty-coloured clouds which the
wind waa sweeping and whirling across the
skies. Nothing could be conceived more
cheerless than the country, as contemplated
by the traveller through the small Window
ot the room in which he was seated.
Suddenly he rose, and drew forth his
"Uet my horse saddled and brought
round ; I must be going."
" I can offer you a capital bed-well aired
sheets, sir���if you will do me the honor to
"No, I have fourteen miles to ride tonight. Il is now seven. It will take me
all the time I propose, I can see, lor my
horse has not had half rest enough. Hut
never mind. Oo and saddle him and bring
him round, and let me know what 1 have to
pay you.
Nat loft the room, and the traveller,
swinging his heavy cloak over bis shoulders,
pulled his hat firmly over his brows, and
strode to llie threshold, where he stood
waiting for Xal.
In aboul live minutes' timo tho man came
round, leading the horse, which, iu spite
of whal lhe traveller had said, looked all
the bettor for its rest and feed.
The traveller, placing his loot in lhe
stirrup, lightly bounded on lo ihe animal's
back ; then, drawing forth a purse, lie extracted some money from it, which he dropped into the outstretched hand of Nal
asking if that would cover the reckoning,
An avaricious gleam shone in Nat's eyes,
as his glance met the purse, and a ferocious
expression ior a moment overspread his features, and then abruptly vanished.
It was too dark lor the traveller to note
this expression.
" I'm much obliged to you for the money,
sir," said Xat, pocketing the coins. "It
pays me, and over, sir. Which way are
you going, that I may direct you this dark
" I am going as far asDaunston "
"1 know it well," interrupted thenian.
"This roa.il tokos you right to it."
"Good-night, sir; thank ye I"
The traveller clapped spurs to his horse,
and in a few moments had left "Tne Dumpling " some distance behind him.
The traveller drew the weapons from
their casings uml examined them. All at
once he turned pale.
The chin jes wcre drawn !
"There's treachery I" he exclaimed, recoiling, and sternly examining (he blacksmith.
"Aye, there is," answered the man, with
i low laugh. "And now I'll .show you
something morc."
lie approached the horse, and raising one
foot after another, showed the amazed
traveller that the clenching of lho nails had
been tiled away, evidently with the intention of disabling lhe animal from continuing the journey beyond a certain point,
Whilst the blacksmith remedied these
defects which he seemed to do now willingly enough, the traveller carefully reloaded
his pistols, and then, in opposition to the
urgent entreaties of the blacksmith, continued his journey,
2 bout a mile from the forge he was encountered by a highwayman, who seized
his iiorse's bridle, ami bade linn deliver up
his money.
The attack was quito unexpected, for it
was so dark thai lhe traveller was unuwate
of the presence of the highwayman until be
felt the reins ol his horse Biiddcnly jerked.
" Lei go my reins;" cried the traveller,
drawing one of his pisluls, "on peril of
your life."
A low mocking laugh was the highway-
u an's ans>ver, accompanied by a second demand for his money. The traveller presented hispistnl, anil again Ihe Inw iiiiickinglaugii
of the robber rang forth.
There was a bright Hash, an explosion and
the form of the highwayman, shot through
the heart, lay prone on the road at the feet
of the horse.
The traveller alighted placed the body
across the saddle-bow, and rode hack to the
forge, where by a light he discovered that
the wretched highwayman was no other than
the landlord of the inn, who had been long
in concert with the blacksmith, and made
an easy prey of his guests by the practice of
rendering their  pistols useless,
Iu this instance he fell a victim to a belief in the infallibility of his precaution,
whilst the traveller owed his life'to the
guinea which he gave '0 the blacksmith.
The night was gathering apace. It had
again commenced to rain and the strong
wind, right in the teeth of the traveller,
positively impeded the progress of his horse.
For a moment he almost regretted that
he bad not adopted Xat Morgan's suggestion, and availed himself of the offer of the
bed and the well-aired sheets. And I do
not say that, but for the appearance of the
inn and Ihe landlord, the traveller would
not have discontinued his journey until the
Highway robberies were rife in those
days. Sixty years ago no man ever thought
of mounting a horse to start on a journey of
ever so few miles without a couple of loaded
pistols in the upholsters of his saddle. I lur
traveller was nu exception to this rule. The
possession of his pistol.* gave him confidence.
lie telt himself to beaniatchfcraiiyoueuian
who might attack him : and for the matter
of more than one hn must take his chance.
Time passed on. He had been riding now
for more thai, three-quarters of an hour,
when all at once l,e felt iiis horse become
lame beneath him.   He hoped for a mo-
Made  Five Miles nil Iloui
��a*men I'eiiiiilliiig.
Perhaps a little chit about the methods
and difficulties of conveying letters in bygone days may help you to realize and appreciate the advantages of the present. We
will not go farther baok than the latter
part of the seventeenth century���about 200
years ago. And. we will imagine ourselves
ir. Englan
There were no steamboats and steam cars
to carry travelers to near or distant parts of
tho country at that time. And as people
stayed at home sn generally, there was not
nearly so much letter-writing as now. We
go on frequent journeys, and want to let
our dear oneo know where we are, what we
arc doing, and how we are faring.  Besides,
i Winter's Tale or the Sioux,
Around a comfort ible camp-lire we were
silting one night. The myriads of stars in
the sky above were sparkling like diamonds.
Kxccpt where tho yellow firelight fell upon
uur white wall tents, ghostlike in the distance, we seemed wrapped in a mantle of
impenetrable darkness. Our horses tied
among lhe cotton woods whicli lined the
hanks of tbe creek, where crunching in the
niso bags their supper of corn and oats.
Nothing else save the crackling of the lire
and the occasional howl ol a coyoto far out
on the prairie was to be heard.
As he stolidly gazed at the blazing logs
and pulled away at his cigarette, 1 tried to
guess old Spotted Eagle's age. I could noS
reconcile the mass of wrinkle which the
firelight brought to view with what I know
him to be a man vigorous an a youth of 20
and one of the most untiring hunters among
the great Sioux nation.
"Bardoaux, deaux, a.k Spoiled Eagle
how old he is,"
The interpreter did so. Old Spot lliouglil
a momenta, removed cigarette from his
mouth, smiled, and with a grunt by way of
exclamation point, made his reply.
"lie says he is pretty old but he doesn't
know how old," responded the interpreler.
This was about the reply 1 had expected,
for the Sioux rarely take note of their age.
They say with commendable frankness, lhat
when they are young they do not ran to
know how old thoy nre, and when they arc
old they do not waul to know how old they
have become.
Well, ask him, Bordeaux, lo tell us
something about himsolf; something that
happened years ago, when there were but
few white men about here."
The interpreter complied, and then there
was silence for a few minutes while old
Spot rolled a fresh cigarette from the bag
that 1 passed him.
This done, and u few deep pull's taken for
inspiration, the old man began with deep,
gutteral chest-tones thu following tale of
his early life:
Many years ago, when the great Dakota
nation ruled this country and allowed no
white men to enter it, we went to war with
'.he Arickarees, and that was the year that
1 had a hard time of it. It was winter
and a vci y bad winter too. But ill those
days the bull'alo were as the pine frees upon
the mountain side : and we had warm robes
for every body and plenty of meat for every
body ; and even the boys could kill what
was needed, with their bows and arrows.
For the old men had told us how, many
years before, four men of my tribe had killed a buffalo. And when lliey had skinned
him and cut him open, they found inside
four whetstones. And each Indian look a
whetstone and kept it, and after that the
hiihalo were plentiful in the Sioux country.
And when the buffalo were near at hand,
the four whetstones would swell up and
tic men in front had to make a road for llu
0 hers lo f.illow. 1 was always the last nud
to pass through, and my poiiy was led by
the man in front. It grew colder and colder
and I had to change moccasins every little
while to keep my feet from freezing. About
eip lit o'clock in the evening came the worst
time. It wa�� still snowing hard, and the
piercing wind was blowing the snow in such
louds, that eaoh o:ie of us could scarcely see
the man in from. We wcre afraid of'getting separated, and wc kept continually
shouting, so as to be able to keep together.
1 lie ul hers took turns hailing mv pony, and
it was hard for them to do it, and keep from
freezing. Finally, 1 became tired of it all.
1 saw whal a trouble I was, and how I
delayed their march. The pain in my lee
was becoming worse and worse, and it was
nud lo keep from freezing, so 1 told the
WO mon just ahead of mo, to leave me behind and go on aud save themselves: whoe'er I went, 1 had to die sometime, anyhow j
why not now as well as any time,
Till'. I'.KAVK i llm.
They told nie they would tell the chief
Warrior, and one o' them, ruling ahead, did
so. The parly halted, and soon I'harge-on-
lhc-1'ear came back and asked me what I
wauled. I replied: "My friend, 1 am a
man not afraid Io die. I will slay  here  he-
catisol give ymi all too much trouble,"
liut I'hiirge.on-thc-licar saidi "It is not
right, Spottod Eagle, to leave you here. I
did not go to war to have a wounded man
to die in the cold by himself, Xo : Ifany
man is not afraid to tight against his enemy
I like that man. 1 will not leave you here
to die, Is that rightly spoken'.' "
And I told him that what he, ihe chief
warrior, said should be obeyed. So they
again led me forward through thc storni.
A short lime after the snowing stopped as
suddenly as it had begun,and in three hours
we had struck the tepees of a Sioux camp
with plenty ot wood and bull'alo meat.
My leg soon got all right again, but I can
never forget thc time 1 went to fight the
Arickarees and was nearly frozen lo death.
Spoiled Kaglc relasped into silence. The
Cottonwood logs had changed to glowing
embers, and the measured puffing of tobacco
smoke from the interpreter's lips was all
lhat was to be heard; We were again
passing through the stirring scenes that
the old Indian has described with such
And 1 could not but wonder at and admire
the grand self-denial of the young Indian
brave, who. wounded and benumbed with
eohl, had unselfishly offered to give up his
life rather than remain an impediment to
the salvation of his companions, and of
the equally noble refusal of the chief
warrior to leave young Spotted Kagel to the
awful fury of the Dakota blizzard when the
instinct of self-preservation was so strongly
developed by the perils of the storm.
Strange was it to learn such a lesson of
heroism from the lips of an illiterate Indian
there wero not many post ollices outside of
the cities and large towns, and it was only
to important places in the vicinity of London that the mail was sent as often as once
a day, and towns at some distance had their j
letters and  newspapers but once a week.
To remote country plaies, villages, gentle-
inn: '.in' n   light prove his fancy ; but it jn,en'8 coantry residences and farms, espe-
became in a very short time a fact that'. clall.v ,llirln.*!tlle wlnter> when thc lml,ll,;
there was no use doubting.   Tiie animal   anfl  Pnvato  roails  wc  V0O'  I'ad,  tbo
grow larger: and when the buffalo were
killed or had run away, the whetstones
would grow small again. And the whetstones were kept in tbe tribe for many
So that when we went to war against the
Arickarees, even though it was the middle
'. | of a terrible winter, we were not afraid of
starving, or that our wives and children
would starve while we were away. We
started with the snow upon the ground.
Tho air an.l  sky  seemed filled With the
In (lie SIla-iil Wall-lira.
The fire burned low.
Grotesque shadows danced upon tlie wall,
and familiar objects took strange shapes in
lhe llickering lire-light.
i    1 had been ill ; very ill, they told tne.
My feet had wandered perilously near
I the Dark Valley, and even yet it seemed to
1 me as though my place  were rather with
the dead than among the living.
I   was,   however,   convalescent   now,
Absurdly weak, I
"Can you give me anything to eat here':"  if ye keep straight.'
King, llie
had not only considerably slackened its
pace, but every now and then uttered a
low neigh, as of pain.
The traveller flung himseli to the ground,
and commenced the inspection of his horse.
His first idea was that the animal had
wounded itself against a flint ; but, on examining its left foreleg, he disoovered that
a shoe had come off,
Here was a pretty fix ! The recovery of
the shoe was impossible. He could not tell
how far it had been left behind him, And,
even could he have recovered it, what use
would it have been to him'.'
There was no alternative but to go on ;
and, as he knew his horse would be lamed
were he to ride it on the high road, he turned off on to a narrow track of sward, running along the hedge, and which he kept as
long as he could.
All at once, some distance along the road,
he perceived a light approaching him, and
in a few minutes, a cart and horse, with a
small lantern affixed to one of the shafts,
emerged from the darkness.
"Can you tell me if there's a blacksmith
living about these parts?" shouted the
" Aye," answered a voice from the cart;
" ye'll be blinding one some two moile on,
asked the wayfarer, who still remainei
his saddle.
" Certainly, sir," answered Nat; "if
you will dismount and walk in, we will provide you with whatever you choose to ask
���'And have you a stable to put my horse
into for a couple of hours! 1 shan't remain
longer, for I have a long ride before me
and pressing business to compel mc to be,
"Capital stable, sir, and your horse shall
be fed, and dried, and looked well after, I
promise   you.'1
" As bespoke the traveller lightly jumped
from his horse, and, throwing Ihe reins to
Xal, entered the house. In a few minutes
after Nat followed him.
The room which the traveller bail entered was a small apartment, containing two
tables, a few chairs, some long clay pipes
on the mantelpiece, and a few yellow prints
on tbe wall.
The traveller had disencumbered himself
of his heavy cloak, and had thrown himself
into a chair, evidently much fatigued. He
was a tall man, with a heavy moustache,
nnd a keen, intelligent eye. He rapidly
scrutinised the form of Xat, who stood before him, and then inquired what his larder
contained, Nat delivered the contents with
great rapidity. He had chickens, eggs,
choose, ham, a rump steak, somo excellent
Hollands, and new bread. This was welcome news to the traveller, who, from the
exterior of thc inn, had anticipated no such
hospitable cheer. He gave Ills orders, ami
whilst Nal, wenl lo execute them himself,
or sec them executed, he drew a chair to I he
small log lire that blazed rather cheerily,
nnd surrendered himself lo contemplation.
The time passed, and the meal was prepared, was act before the traveller, and
The wind had increased, but il had ceased
raining,   The gloom of the approaching
This was lucky���if true. The traveller
pushed his way forward with extreme
caution, and in about half an hour's time
saw some lights gleaming in the distance.
On Hearing these lights, a group of small
houses grew visible in the darkness, at the
door of the first oi whicli be dismounted and
There was no response, and again he
knocked. Still no response, He picked
up a stone, and fell to hammering on the
door, determined, at all events, to let the
inmates know that somebody wanted them.
Toe door was abruptly opened and a
swarthy form, visible against a background
lighted up by a faint reddish glow, inquired
who was there at that hour ol the night.
"I am a traveller. My horse has lost a
shoe, and I can't proceed until 1 find a
blacksmith.   Can you direct me to one'.'"
"I'm a blacksmith," said the swarthy
figure; "but if you think I'm going to shoe
your horse at this time o' night you're vastly mistaken, I can tell you."
The traveller, however, set before him
his benighted condition in such pathetic
terms, that the rude blacksmith, after much
grumbling, seemed t inched with pity, and
volunteered to perform the service required
of him.
"Here's a guinea for you, my man,'1 said
the traveller. "Now work away like a good
The man took the guinea in silence, and
for some moments there was a pause. Then,
approaching lum, le took thc traveller by
the arm, and, after cautiously looking
around him, exclaimed, in a low whisper:
"1 ain't accustomed to this liberality, and
1 likes to repay kindness. If you'll take
my advice, sir, you'll turn back, for '.Here's
danger on the road,"
"Danger : Well, I'm j repired for it."
" 1 have pistols."
" Look to them, sir."
mails were very uncurtain, being often a
fortnight and sometimes an entire month
At that time the bags containing the letters were all carried by horsemen, the mail-
carrier jogging along by night and day at
the rate of about five miles an hour���in good
weather, and in summer time ; for the highways were usually in very bad condition,
so that fast riding was not possible. The
postman often ran the risk of being stopped
and plundered ty mounted highwaymen, at
that time a terror to travelers by horseback
or coach. They seemed to be on a sharp
lookout for any valuables in money, paper
or otherwise that might he sent in the post-
bags. They rode the fastest and finest
horses, were bold and daring, and when the
postman found himself in a lonely road or
crossing a dark moor late at night.yoii may
be sure ho urged his weary horse forward
and joyfully welcomed the first ray of light
that shone from the lantern swinging '.o the
side of the roadside inn.
llounslow heath, Finchley common and
Gadshill in the neighborhood of London
were celebrated haunts of the highwayman,
and the secluded roads of Epping forest on
the route to Cambridge were often the
scenes of plunder in broad daylight. These
desperate robbers at last became so dangerous and the peril of their attacks so serious
to travelers of all kinds, as well as to the
postmen, lhal the Government passed a law
making highway robbery an offense punishable by the death of the criminal and the
confiscation of all his property, liut robberies still occurred.
In ITS.'l mail coaches protected by armed
guards took the place of post-hoys, The
coaches carried passengers, also, and, as
these generally carried aims.the mails were
better protected ; but sl ill daring aud oftentimes successful attacks were male upon
wliisperingsofa storm, and ourponiesretused       A ���*     ,.
" iway from oamp. Iwould 8ay to myself, with languid imp,
at first to turn their lieai.
But the Arickarees had stolen many of our
ponies and the hearts of our young men
were strong to tight. After three days'
journey we camped on a little river, where
our scouts brought word of the camp of the
Arickarees, a day's journey to the north.
Then our chief warrior, Ciiarge-on-the-bear,
said that it would be good to remain and
rest until the following sunset, when we
would travel all night and strike Ihe camp
of our enemies at daylight.
So we lay down to sleep with good hearts.
Bul just before the sun came over the hills
wc were ourselves altacked by the Arickarees, who tried at first to stampede our
ponies, yelling, shooting and setting the
grass on fire, liut they did not succeed in
running off our ponies, for wc reached them
in time to quiet them, and stopped lhe
charge ol our enemies with the bullets from
our rifles.   And then jumping on tbe backs
tience, when the handkerchief would fall
from iny nerveless grasp, or my feeble
fingers refuse io obey my will.
My faithful nurse was lying on a cot at
lhe further end of tho room, and 1 could
hear the deep and regular breathing thai
told how soundly she slept, ll was to her
constant care and unremitting vigilance
that I owed my return to life, and I looked
affectionately toward her bulky figure, and
thought with remoisc of the times when I
had permitted myself to jest over her excessive avoirdupois, ami her awkward
movements. I had learned bow gentle
those large hands could le, and her heavy
foot-falls that always brought me comfort
bad long since ceased to jar my nerves.
My nights were long but never tedious.
When one has come back from the very
shadow of the grave, there is so much to
think of. Strange sounds still echo in one's
ears, and the miud lingers wistfully among
the shadows, vainly Hying lo piece together
of our ponies, we circled away from the | lbe broken fragments of song and picture
The Darkey's Ret ort-
Jasnn, a Boston darkey, was summoned
to give evidence in a case in which it was
not his interest to be identified.
When the time of trial came, Jason sent
the following note to the judge: "Can't
come, sah ; I'se in bed wid er broken hip."
The next day a deputy-sheriff saw dason
in the street, arrested him, and took him
iuto court,
"Vou trifling rascal!" said the judge.
" 1 ought to send you to the Penitentiary."
" What for, jedge';"
" For lying to this court."
" I didn't lie to de court."
" Vou did���you said you wcre lying in
bed witli a broken hip."
" I wuz, jedge."
"How did you get well so soon '.'"
" Oh, dar wa'n't nulliin' de matter wid
me I"
"Then you have lied to the court."
"No, sah, I hain't. My son broke his
hip tuther day, an' 1 was Iy in' iu bed wid
" Take the fool away I"
"Thank yer, jedge. " De white folksdoan
un'erslaiid a thing till airter it's splained,
but den dey see it wid er mighty bright
eye I"
prairie hie, meeting the Arickarees on Ibe
edge behind the smoke.   And the tight was
hard one.
When wc met our enemies face to face I
saw a certain man among them whom 1
thought 1 would light. So I rode towr.rd
him ; but before I had gone far one of the
Arickarees shot my horse in the leg, and he
became crazy with the pain. He jumped
and pitched, and tried to throw me oil';
and while J was controlling him as well as 1
could he suddenly bolted with me, straight
at the war party of the Arickarees. Then
1 thought my time had come, but I tried
my best to turn the pony's bead to the
right or loft. And as 1 circled toward Ihe
right one nf the Arickarees shot me through
the left leg, and the bullet went through I he
pony also, so that wo fell to the ground together.
As soon as we struck Ibe ground I pulled
myself loose from the dead pony, and rising
to my feet,tried lo run toward a little gully,
liut I no sooner rested my weight on my
wounded log than it gave way under me,
and I fell to the ground. And the Arickarees, seeing my fall, gave a yell of triumph,
for they counted my scalp as already In
their belts. And looking ill tbe one direction I saw the Arickarees charging down on
me, yelling, and brandishing their spears
and war-eiubs. And iu thc other direotion,
but farther away came my friends. And
they gave my enemies a hail storm of bullets, arrows and spears, and the rush of the
Arickarees was stopped. But they wore
fighting ull around me, and I thought 1
would never como out of it all alive.
Then, when the Arickarees were driven
back, some of my friends brought a pony
and lifted me on him, and led me out of thc
way. Finally the Arickarees ran away and
the fighting stopped ; but we knew thai
that night there would he mourning in the
tepees of our enemies.
And as wc started on our return, it began
to snow again and lo grow bitter cold. The
snow piled up in drifts nnd covered the
whole country, while the cutting northwest
wind and the growing darkness made everything tbat could be seen seem dim and white.
The ravines became choked with suow, aim
into ono harmonious whole.
The tire burned low.
Softly the ashes fell beneath the grate.
Here and there red cavernous depths glowed
under overhanging masses of gray ; here
and there while tongues of flame shot up
lor a moment, flickered, and died.
In my restless movements I had pushed
the light quilt from my shoulders 1 tried
to draw it back, but my weak hands relused
to do my bidding. Unwilling to disturb
my good nurse, who sadly needed her rest,
I tried jet again, but without avail.
At last, reluctantly, I cried, " Nurse,
please come and cover me !" But my voice
tailed to rouse her. 1 looked for the little
call-bell. 11 lay just out of reach. "Nurse,
nurse," I called again, bul the only answer
was the sound of I he heavy breathing of lhe
exhausted sleeper.
Ill my weakness, tears filled mv eves, and
[ sobbed childishly,
That moment a gentle touch fell upon my
shoulder, and the soft quilt was drawn
around me. "Oh, nurse," I cried, as I
wiped the tears away, "I'm so glad." I
looked up, No kind, homely face bent over
me, yet the covering was heingdrawn closely around ine, and tucked into place with a
sure and practiced hand. A touch that I
knew fell lightly on my hair.and passed fondly down my thin cheek. " Mother,'' I whispered, in glad recognition of the invisible
presence.   " Mother, is ii you '���"
A gentle rustling hi l my pulses throbbing,
a strange fragrance tilled the air. " Asplio
del and Amaranth," 1 murmured low, and,
soothed by heavenly perfume, lapprd in au
atmosphere of caressing motiiei -love, 1 slept,
a.And thc firo Inline 1 low.
Off Duty.
First Stranger���" What business are you
engaged in':"
Second Stranger (pompously)���" I'm engaged in mindiug-my-own business. If you
are out of employment I can recommend it."
First Stranger���" Thanks ! How long
does your vacation last':"���|Puck.
No man can get \ery much of an education without going to sebcel to his mis-
lakes. B
The above town site will be placed on the market shortly.  It is
situated at the north end of Trout Lake, in the famous
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
For further particulars apply to
C. E. PERRY & CO.,
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
Local Agent,


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