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REVELSTOKE,  B. C, JULY  16,  1892.
No. 5.
G. H. Williams,
A new and completo stock of
Toilet Artieles, etc., etc.,
At reasonable pricos,
Mail Orders promptly attended to.
Raymond Sewino Machines in Stock
This town, magnificently situated ou
the Upper Arrow Luke, is tbe
shipping port  for the
Sloean Alines, is
Sloean Lake and New Denver
by u
good, levol
trail 18 milos in
length, and is bound to
speedily  become   a   place of
Considerable wealth and importance,
Townsite maps and all information
hs to purchase of lots can be obtained
To take Effect Junk 30th, 1892.
Columbia and Kootenay
Steam Navigation Co.
Arrow Lakos and Columbia
Kiver Route bteam-Ts.
Steamer will leave Revelstoko at 4
a.m. evory Monday nnd Thursday
for Bobson, Trail Creek and Little
Dalles, returning to Iievelstoke on
Wednesdays nud Saturdays.
Close connection made with Caua
tlitm Pacific Railway ut Ilovelstoke,
Columbia k Kootenay Railway at
Robson for Nelsou, and Spokane Falls
& Northern Railway at Little Dalles
for Spokauo Falls, Wash.
Kootenay lake and bonner's
ferry route.
Str. Nelson connects with Columbia ife Kooteuay Railway at Nelson,
uud culls ut all points ou Kooteuay
Secretary. Manager.
Assayer and Analytical Chemist,
Golden, B.C.
Silver, Gold or Lend, each..,. $1,60
do. combined   3.0U
Silver and Lead    2.50
Silver nnd Gold    2.00
Silver aud Copper    3.50
Silvor, Gold uud Copper     4.00
Silver, Gold, Leud and Copper   5.50
Other prices on application.
Certificates   forwarded  per
return ol mail.
W. J. LAW,
Merchant Tailor,
(Near C.P.R. Station)
English Worsteds,Scotch nnd
Irish Tweeds and Serges
Kootenav Lake
lumber vauh*- at
nelson Balfour
ainsworth        kaslo
Plans and Specifications drawn np for
persons intending to build.    Seasoned Lumber always on band.
Fanoy Work, Turned and
Scroll Work exocutod
neatly.   A fine selection Picture
Furniture Made and Repaired.
Orders by mail promptly attended to.
Stockholm   House
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market utl'ords,
Tbe bur in supplied with a choice stock
of wines, liquors and cigars,
The largest nud most central Hotel iu
tbe city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar uud
billiard room attached ; lire proof safe,
I    alal   *V��
F. McCarthy  -
First-class Temperance House.
Board and Lodging ��5  Per Week.
MEALS, 25c.       KEDS 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords first class accommodation.
Royal Mail Lines.
Proposed Sailings from Montreal.
CIRCASSIAN., Allan Line.. July 2nd
MONGOLIAN " July 9th
SARNIA.. .Dominion Liue. .July 6th
LABRADOR " Julv 13th
TORONTO " July 20th
LAKE ONTARIO..Beaver.,June 29th
LAKE NEPIGON      "       July 6th
From New York.
TEUTONIC.. .White Star.. .July 6th
BRITANNIC " July 13th
ADRIATIC " July 20th
Cabin ��10, $15, S50, ��60, ��70, 880 upwards.
Intermediate, 625 ; Steerage, 820.
Passengers ticketed through to all
points iu Great Britain and Ireland, and
nt specially low rates to all pacts of the
European continent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Iievelstoke ;
or to Eodeiit Kerb, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg.
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Boots & Shoes made to
Harness Leather Kept in Stock.
Myrtle Navy
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Lnrg'o Stocks on hnnd,
; n Bronze Letter**.
Preparations are boing mo!,' for tho
Groat Building Boom of 1892,    |   mqnE OTHER is GENUINE.
Vegetables in the town gardens
are looking magnificent.
Service will bo held hy the Rev.
T. Paton iu tho Presbyterian church
at 7.30. to-morrow evening.
Snow foil on the mountains around
Iievelstoke on Tuesday, and the
thermometer went down to 50 dog.
Ripans Tubules purify tho blood.
Wo bave boon informed that Mr.
Halpin, for somo lime oonneoted wiih
lhe Star, was ruceiitly married at
Portage la Prairie,
Rov. Mr, Ladner will preach tomorrow in tho Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, evening at, 7.30,
All are cordially invited.
RipansTabules prolong life,
Whilo shoeing a horso on Monday
George Terryherry reoeived a nasty
kick on tho right knee. Ho waB compelled to use a stick for two or threo
A lady requests us to state that she
has lost a small umbrella, with the
initials "K.M.H." engraved on the
handle, By returning it to the Si'aUi
oflico tho liudor will greatly oblige.
Bain aud Boyd have sold their
mining claim, "Dunvaguu," at Fish
Creek, lo Messrs. Fishburne aud
Fowler, Goldon, for ��15,000 ; 81,000
down, and the balauco withiu twelve
.dr, Angus McKinnou, of Ontario,
and Miss Eleanor Isabella Cairns, of
Griswold, Manitoba, were married
at the minister's houso, Rovelstoke,
on the 13th inst., the Rev. C. Ladner
Rev. C. Ladner's lecture on "The
Sun," which was postponed last
Monday night on account of the
weather, will be given on Monday
evening at eight o'clock in the
Methodist Church,
Prof. 0 Nedham, who is a talented
musician, will give a piano recital
and high class concert in Bourne's
Hall ou Wednesday evening next.
Tickets may bo obtained at the Post-
oflice or at Bourne Bros.' store.
Ripans Tabules: for sour stomach.
Mr. Mara, M P., passed through
on Wednesday night for his homo at
Kamloops, having just returned from
Ottawa, where he has beon attending to his parliamentary duties ever
since tbe opening of the session.
Miss Cora E. Brown, of Eugle
Poiut, Oregon, is visiting her uncle,
Mr. W, M. Brown, of tbo Columbia
House. The young lady is an accomplished musician, and will be a
welcomo addition to Eevelstoke
As showing that the town lots
registration difficulty is not yet at an
end we publish the following letter
jusl received by Mr. Fred Fraser,
who had sent his title deeds to Victoria for registration :������" Sir,���Iu
compliance with your request I beg
to forward the Crowu graut aud conveyance in Leudrum to Fraser. The
same cannot be registered uutil the
suit uf the Qnoon vs. Farwell has
been, disposed of,���Yours, elc."
Ripans Tabules: pleasant laxative,
Regulations to be observed by our
oitizeus regarding small-pox and tlio
precautions to he taken havo just
beeu issued. Re-vaocinutiou is advised for those who were vaccinated
more than seven years. Any suspicious illness must be at once re-
ported to the Government ageut for
the district, so lhat the case may bo
isolated, Vaccination of infants of
threo mouths and over is compulsory.
Tho disease is epidemic iu Victoria,
but we do not hear of any cases
nearer than Vaucouvor on tho west
aud McLood aud Calgary on tho
Han our towu at last awakened
from its long lethargy? Signs aro
en evidonco that something is about
to bo done, The road to the station
is beiug operated on by a gang of
workmen in oharge of Wm. MoKen-
s-io, Not only Ihis, but Home streets
aro being laid out noar Iho Union
Hotel, and order is being i vokod out
of tho chaos which hus reigned thoro
from timo Immemorial, This is encouraging. Let the good work go
on; and wo cau begin to put some
faith in Ihe recent uttoranco of a
C.l'.R. official ot high standing that
"Rovelstoko will make a good town
yet." All things como to thoso who
Ripans Tabules: for liver troubles
Messrs. S. Macdonnell, of Port
Hood, Nova Scotia, and R. B. Stewart, of Strath Gastney, P.E.I., two
oi thn visiting delegates from tho
Maritime Provinces, wero iu (own
on Wednesday, and left by steamer
on Thursday morning for a visit, to
lho Kootenay mining oountry. They
are delighted with the cordial reception thoy havo met with everywhere
and arc well pleased with all thoy
have soon in Ihis proviuco. Mr.
Macdonnell thinks the land in tha
vicinity ol I ��������� I ol a is pi oil 11-
: foi fruit growing, ,-t- : vn
by the profusion ol raspborrii s u tl
blueberries clustering tno bushes.
. ol tbi delegation are vi King
lidinoutou and iue Red Doer district,
Mr. W. 11. Reed aud Miss J. D.
Woods, both of Rovelstoko, were
married al a rather lute hour last
Saturday evening at lho residenco of
the Rev. 0, Ladner. Tho happy
couple went to Donald (as is usual
wiih Rovelstoko candidates for matrimony), hut did not succeed iu
getting tho licenso in timo to have
the ceremony performed thero. So
thoy oamu hack home, and thc job
was performed just as neatly and as
expeditiously as it could havo been
at Donald, It was close upon midnight when the boys from the mill,
with Morgan at their brad, arrived
in front of the now Reid mausiou,
and then the din from the pots and
pans obscured tho rising moon and
made the mountains troniblo.
Tho experience of the manufacturers of the -'Myrtle Navy" tobacco is
a valuable lesson in political economy. Previous to their commencing
that brand the (oliacco made of the
finest Virginian leaf was always held
at fancy prioos, nnd put up iu somo
fanoy stylo of manufacture It was
thought that only tho rich would buy
such tobacco, aud at the old prices
none but tho rioh could buy it. The
makers of the "Myrtlo Navy" resolved to strip the manufacture of
the tobacco of all its fancy costs and
put their profit at so low a rato that
uo competitor could possibly undersell them with tho samo quality of
article, From the very first until
now their rate of profit has been a
uniform percentage upon the cost.
It is their enormous sales whioh
make their low rate of profit a satisfactory ono in the aggregate, and also
gives them their firm hold upon the
market. Tbeir success is an excellent lesson for manufacturers to study
A meeting was held in the library
on Tuesday night for the purpose of
discussing matters connected with
the fire brigade. Mr. T. L. Haio
occupied tho ohair and Mr. F. B.
Wells was secretary. Thero were
also present Messrs. J, P. Sutherland
(captain), Guy Barber (vice), O. H.
Allen, W, M. Brown, H N. Coursier,
J. Abrahamson, It. Sanderson, G.
Terryherry, S. Needham, R. Green,
E. Fletcher, J, Brownrigg, A. Stone,
John Hill, S. Ballegard, H. Chapman, and R. W. Northey,
Messrs, Allen, Browu, Wells and
Coursier wero appointed a committee
to draw up an agreement to be signed
by all voluuteer firemen, to which
several of those present affixed their
It was proposed that the captain
should canvass the town for further
volunteers, and bolow we give a list
of the names obtained so far, We
tliink this number (25) will be quite
enough, Any more will make the
brigade unwieldy.
It was also proposed that the com.
mittee solicit subscriptions for tho
purpose of forming a genoral fire
brigade fund, and from promises
already mado there is every prospect
of the fund reaching over 8200,
Aftor the discussion of several
matters concerning ways and meai.s
it wus decided to call a public meeting at an early date, when it is hoped
everything will bo settled and the
date of tho arrival of the engine
Regarding tbo engine-house it bus
been suggested that tho building
lately used by Mrs. Coursior as a
milliuery storo aud opposhc Hull
Bros.' butcher shop be utilised for
the purpose. Tho front could bo
takeu out aud largo doors fitted.
Tho situation is all that could bo
desired, being abutit tbo oentro of
tho main street and right opposite
the captain's place of business, so
that ho could keep an eyo on it at all
hours and bo ou the spot in oase of
au alarm,
Tho following aro those who havo
volunteered to form Revelstoke's first
firo brigade :���J. P, Sutherland (captain), J. G. Barber (assist, captain),
1'. II. Wells (sec), O, 11. Allen, A.
Stone, ti. Needham, G, Terryherry,
H. N.Ooursior, E. Fletcher, W. M.
Brown, J. Abrahamson, 11. Chapman, J. W. Brownrigg, John Stone,
(I. II. Williams, T. Stood, J. Ranch,
S. Jiickortou, 0. Abrahamson, Wm.
McKonzio, L. Fletcher, R. Green,
S. Ballogaurd, A. McNeil and W.
o���, ,
Professor C. Nedham,
Mr. C. F. Blaokburn, of Seattlo,
who is a practical geologist and uwuer
of the Mammoth silver mine, iu the"
Lardeau, came up from the Northeast
Arm on Saturday's boat, lie conducted a large paity of American
prospectors tu the vicinity oi Truiifc
Lake a fow weeks since, and most of
them have made local ions. Others-
aro waiting for the high water to
recede in order to commence plaoer
mining. Mr. Blaokburn lias been a
mining man all his life, aud is fully
competent to give an honest estimate
of tho mineral riches awaiting development in the Lardeau country.
Iu the course of an interview, ho
"After an exhaustive personal ex*-
amination nf the Lardeau region I
am convinced it is a rich gold silver
section, and a very exteusivo one.-
Tho placer gold found on tho Lar-
dean is fairly coarso and easily saved.
Good paying prospects wero obtained
for eight miles along tho river, beginning at a point half u mile from
Trout Lake aud extending up to the*
junction of tbe north and south forks-
of the Lardeau. The south fork is
likoiy to be good for several milcsr
as tho gold obtained there was considerably water worn, aud evidently
camo from the auriferous lodges farther up the river.
"The eutire geological formation
of the Lardeau und Trout Lake re*
gion is favorable for ihe existence of
gold and silver mines. Several fine
galena ledges have already been
found, and the oro is much above,
the average grade iu silver. Prominent among these discoveries may ba
mentioned tho claims owned by*
Messrs, Stauber, Abrahamson, Haskins and others. All theso claims
have a good surface showing, and 1
have no doubt that their development
will result in the making of big pay-
iug minos. That many more discoveries will be made I have no
doubt, as only a small area of tbe
country has beeu prospected. Practically, nine-tenths of the Lardeau
region has never been properly examined aud searched for mineral,
"As I have said, the formation is
eminently favorable for both gold
and silver iu large quantities, 'ibis
eutire mouutain region is of a metalliferous nature, aud to the practical
miner aud prospector may be seen
ou all sides indications that are snre
to lead to important discoveries. All
that tho couutry needs to bring it
out as u great and prosperous mining
camp is simply an influx of pios-
pectors and miners, in whose bauds
au intelligent use of the pick aud
drill would soon make it a veritable
"The facilities for mine development in the Lardeau are first-class.
Plenty of wood and water; and railway transportation through the low
pusses would be a very easy matter.
It is about time that these rivers and
mountains were made to give up
their treasures for the use of man-*
kind, and this year is a good lime to
"Besides tho Lardeau, there are
the Fish Creek and Duncan River
districts, both of which aro worthy
of attention, as they are known to bo
extensively mineralized,"
Mr. Blackburn returned to the
Lai dean by steamer Columbia on
Thursday, and will get out Borne
gold quartz for analysis, there being
groat quautities exposed to view.
Ripans Tabules cine constipation,
Ripans Tabules: one gives relief.
Ripans Tabules: for bad temper.
There is a very lively rumor going
around that another wedding is on
the tapis, which, if true, would go
far to show that marriages are infectious, two cases haviug been reported during tho past six days.
Sam Bickerton bus been engaged
lately in fitting up ono of the rooms
iu his houao as a lady's hundoir. All
tho week ho as been papering, painting and varnishing, and yesterday
he completed his labor of love hy
putting down a new aud handsome
tapestry carpet aud hanging a pair
of lace curluius. Who the fortunato
juiing lady is uo one seems to know
for certain, but several are williug
to stake heavy sums ou the chaucos
of a certain little black-eyed maid iu
town, while others incline to tho
opinion that ahe will come out from
tho east. All aro agroed, however,
that thero will bu another job for tho
minister very soon. Morgan will no
doubt bring his band to serenade tho
happy couple,
G. I'Kli
Wednesday Next, 20th.
Admission 50c.
Wagons and all kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
Shoeing a Specialty.'
PRICES RIGHT. -*au wa, xvxxx. ia ai a, aj , ,
' iJiia, xx. ,'.
PART 111.
Major Randall only remained a few days
at lhe Hall, having a large circle of friends
lo visit hefore returning to his military
duties in India. There was lo he a week's
hunting at one place, a week's shootm? at
another : then a stay with former brother-
officers ai Woolwich and Aldershot, lastly,
to his married sister in Worcestershire. Sir
Philip and Lady Hartbury wero rich, spending their money freely, as wealthy people
ought io do. They entertained largoly. A
country seat, with a succession of slaving
guests Is charming; at least the Major found
il so after his long sojourn in the East, and
for the timu he quite gave himself up to the
enjoyment of Knglish liomodife and society.
He was a general favourite, being bright,
agreeable, fine-looking, and an amusing
rtictmlt it,- or Indian adventures; unmarried,
on the verge of forty. Now forty Is really
an excellent age in a man ; for lie is experienced, as clever perhaps as he will ever he;
the glamour of youth with its rose-tinted
atmosphere has departed, and ho sees his
followmen with plain black and white outlines, yet Is still young enough to onjoy life,
Such was Major Randall.
There were tew ladies who would have
refused him had he made proposals of marriage j hul he was not a marrying man ; an
eaily dii appointment���through death���had
caused him to relinquish that idea for ever.
There were frequent dinner-parties at the
Hall, and occasional dunces; the time passed swiftly and pleasantly, Several times
he attempted to take his departure, but had
been induced to stay on by his sister and
brother-in-law's solicitations. At last he
terminated his visit in a very unexpected
manner. One night after a musical evening, or home concert, in which the Major
had distinguished himself���for he hud a
pleasant baritone voice, and sang ballads
nicely���he retired to rest about eleven
o'clock, in a happy enough state of mind,
such as people feel who have done their best
and been uppi eciated. He went to sleep at
once, and slept for two hours, when he
awoke with a start: some one was speaking
to him. Raising himself upon his elbow, he
gazed round tho room, dimly visible hy a
liny night-light. There was no one -there,
and nothing disturbed. Yet a voice had
said distinctly;   "Go to Lincoln,"
Had he dreamt it? If so, why dream of
Lincoln, where he knew no one ? Composing himself to sleep again for another two
hours, once more he was suddenly awakened with a greater shock, for again the voice
repeated closer to him and most impressively ; "Go to Lincoln." This time the Major
got up and thoroughly searched the room,
He ''ad locked the door, so no one could
enlcr that way. The house was hushed in
profound repose, not a sound, save the dull
ticking of a clock at the end of the corridor.
Major Randall was extremely discomposed. He'was not a superstitious man by any
means; but there was a tone in that voice
that penetrated to his very soul with a thrill
through his system such as he had never before experienced.
"Dreams are strange things," he said to
himself; " why should 1 dream of Lincoln,
where I have not been half & dozen times in
my lite, and that twenty years ago?"
Again he gol into bed, Inn. not to sloop,
for his nerves were tno much excited. Ho
tried lo lose himself in vain ; his mind was
so thoroughly awake and clear, that���as he
afterwards declared -lie could have written any letters or despatches as well as ever
he did in his life.
He lay thus, quite still, on his hack, with
wide-opsn eyes, when he was electrified hy
the same voice saying close tohisear: "Go
to Lincoln���at once !"
" I will,"answered the Major aloud ; and
springing up, he lighted the tapers on the
toilet table and began todress. Consulting
bis watch, he found it was four o'clock in
the morning; and looking from the window
which gave a view over the park, he saw a
clear starlit sky and ��. white frost on the
grass. Writing a short note of explanation
jo his brother-in-law, Sir Philip, he placed
it on the outside handle of his door, in order
that it m';!it he seen hy the servants at an
early hoi;..
" He wiil think I am cracked ; f hope I
am not, for really 1 am going lo Lincoln
without knowing why," he soliloquised as,
he noiselessly descended the broad staircase.
The Hall door was so barricaded hy its
manifold fastenings of bars, bolts,' and
chains, that he could not undo them without alarming the household : he therefore
entered a conservatory opening from the
drawing-room, and unlooking a glass door
let himself out into the park, traversing it
without encountering a keeper, but disturbing the deer clustered together under -.h��
hare branches of the tine elms and beeches,
who started up from their lair, gazing it
lum in wonder.
Major Randall rather enjoyed his tramp
to Worcester in tin- bracing air of a fine
frosty morning. He readied the na': i ..
time to take a cup of coffee and a sandwii h
before starting by the six o'clock train.
Boing inexperienced traveller, he arranged
his long journey so well, that, hanf
one junction in order to catch the express
at another, ne was enabled to reach Lincoln
by two o'clock, After enjoying a bin, hen,
he strolled throin-h the hilly street A that
Interesting old city
"Why am I here, I WO! dor'" he ���
peating to himself   "Shall I have further
orders ?"
But though he listened attentively, no
voice spoke again. He surveyed the exterior
of the tine cathedral, and looked in theshop
windows, wandering without, any definite
object. The town was unusually full of
people, who seemed in a state of ej ite
ment The winter assizes were on, Not
knowing how to occupy his time, he stepped
into the courthouse, where a trial was taking place. The entrance was blocked with
"What case is on?" he inquired of a policeman.
"A young man Is being tried for his life,
air���it*"a murder."
"Of whom1"
"Mr. Twyford, the miller al Roby, as
wasshoton thc road between Merstoke and
his house -pore old gentleman,
Major Randall recalled the Had affair that,
had happened the night of his arrival at,
the Miss Ingestres'i in his succession ol
viBits and amusements it, had oscapod his
" I will go in, if you can gel me a place,"
said he, slipping silver into the policeman'
hand,   This talisman and his line milltar
appearance gained him an admission wldo^
had been refused to many others   Through
ollicer succeeded in not only introducing
him into the body of the court but procuring him a good seat.
Thc interior was densely packed, and its
boat was great, for the trial had lasted some
hours. Thc accused was a young man of
about four-and-lwcnty years of age, tall,
fair, and handsome, but pale and worn by
anxiety. The Major was sony that he had
not heard the case from its commencement;
but from what he bad gleaned, the evidence
was fearfully against the prisoner at the bar.
To state it briefly ; William Armstrong had
been four years in Isaac Twyford's employment as foreman at the mill, when he was
offered a higher salary and a house to live
in by a corn-factor at Boston, The old
miller was unwilling to purl with him, aud
offered to raise his wages to those proposed
by the corn-dealer; tut young Armstrong
declined. The chance of a house rent-free
was a great inducement for the change, as
il- would enable him to marry a young girl
to whom he was engaged. Unfortunately,
his master did not take the refusal in good
part, and thought him too young to get
married. High words had followed, and a
quarrel ensued.
Mr. Twyford was well known and respected as a just man by all (he country
round ; but it was also a. knowle led that
he was a severe oue ; still, I o was not supposed to have any enemies; yet, within a
week of his disagreement with Armstrong,
he was shot dead on the high-road leading
from Merstokc to Grantham, beside which
his mill was situated. He hid been thc
best pari of the day at Merstokc transacting business, bul l: id unexpectedly heen detained until late; indeed it was nearly
half-past six when ho quitted the Crown
Inn on his starting for home.
Many persons had heard the old man call
his foreman hard names���ungrateful, time-
server, and such-like���and had seen Armstrong leave the mill in anger. Other witnesses from Boston deposed that he possessed pistols and a fowling-piece, which he
had heen cleaning and using recently.
Some had met him at ten o'clock on the
night of the murder, looking wet and fagged.
Mr. Twyford's housekeeper stated that in
the afternoon of that day Armstrong had
come over from Boston saying he particularly wished to see her master and apologize
to him for the hasty words he used : it
pained him to be at variance with the old
miller, who had formerly treated him with
kindness. He appeared disappointed when
she told him that Mr. Twyford had gone
to Merstoke for the day making many inquiries as to the time of his return, also
saying he had half a mind to go and meet
him ; whether he did so or not she could
not say. Soon after he left, it began to
Another witness was the carrier, who met
him, and exchanged a lew words on the
Merstoke road ; it was then raining fast.
The prsoner had pleaded not guilty.
What the witnesses had stated was correct.
Upon hearing that the miller had ridden
over to Merstoke, he started to meet him ;
but the rain fell so fast, he turned hack.
Unfortunately, he missed the train, and
was obliged to walk the whole distance to
Boston, where he arrived greatly fatigued
and very wet. It was a great shock to him
when he was arrested the following day
charged with tie murder of his former employer.
It was seven o'clock when Mr. Twyford
was shot ; the woman at the roadside cottage stated that her timepiece struck that
hour just betore she heard the report of the
" I am innocent," the prisoner said solemnly. " Appearances are fearfully against
me; but I would never raise my hand against
.Mr. Twyfcrd. We were not on good
terms ; still, tlierc was no malice on either
side. I was not near Merstoke high-road
at the time of the murder, but in a directly
opposite directon, seven miles away from
it, going home, There is one person, the
only one in the world, who could prove it.
I overtook him ontheway. It was pitch
dark ; the rain came down in torrents, and
we took shelter for a time m the porch of
Bertoft old church, and exchanged a few
words, tit com se we could not see each
other. That stranger could testify the fact
of my presence there���though perhaps he
has forgotten it."
" No ; he has not," rang out Major Ran-
lall's ilear zoice,   " he is here."
In the midst of ereat excitement, the
Major pushed his waj through the crowd to
the witness-box. He now saw why he had
been -���;.' to Lincoln,
- it tbe eleventh hour, William Arm-
���'*��� ._���-    harocter   was  vindicated to the
world   his statement fully corroborated by
a witness fir   pros hableintegrity, Clear-
-    :. jtantially the Major related
how he was walking trom the small station
_���  Hall,  ai i had  been overtaken
by a fellow-pe leatrian, seeking shelter with
ras    ' time in the old ohuroh porch
h - itrik ii.' "even while there; also
 lation they had held together in
- lark   of how the prisoner's grandfather
, .- ��� fiooi    iwed ,;i , I,-,a' ���,, n ike
. pur iseaat the ' age shop, and ihot
- .; lucks .-. he fie i- ol Bertoft fa,! a
which a stranger ould not possibly have
William Armstrong Wftl dis tiarged, and
, .,���* ,- ;  ii   , Hundred poUn ll   it   I   s   il
(en A I ���  the ipprehonslon of the i< I  i
���, op in l i.a iv II u' i ury werequiie
prepared to ,, fieir brother unmercifully
on his wlldgoose '-ha.-,.-, when i.e returned :
but when ihey heai I speedily
changed '.heir intention, listening ilmosl in
awe to his rei
Major   Randal!   never  heard  I  I
again, and declares, in spite of the general
opinion',, 'im 'ontrary, that it was n it .
To do Mrs. i irr-w justice, she was
greatly   shocked   al   her   un< le's tragic
death   and   poor   Elizabeth a   IU I ll :,    I
cease,   liut. triumphed in   the expectation
of   inheriting   the  rndler's  property,   its
amount proving greater than tpei i
contemplated removing to i ���
keeping a pony phaeton and giving (ai len
pai tie n el ho county lamilie i n e she
could hold up her head as high as my ol
them, But nehold ' when D... lime i ime
for legal settlement, no cortifli ite al her
parents' marriage could bo found no ontry
in registers, Ala* ' Virs, Drew was llloglt
" Pride must have a fall," oxolaimod tho
She i,,ver again upbraided her husband
with having " .in ambition."
Tho mlHor's fortune went, to very distant relations, who woro advortlsod tor in
the papers.
A convict, named Ailiworto died at Port-
he had shot his father-in-law on the
road home, having learned from his
wife that she was forgiven and would
inherit the property. Her sudden death defeated him.
[THE I'.Mi.j
Turkish women eat rose leaves with butter, to secure plumpness.
During the past year Chicago spent over
��51,000,000 for 11,815buildings, while New
York expended over 850,000,000 for 2,827.
A society has been organized in Stockton,
Cal., whose members believe in tho elli-
ciency of Limburger cheese as a cure for
An Australian correspondent writes that
his country no longer oilers good opportunities to the skilled artisan or the industrious laborer,
In about sixty years a walnut tree, grown
from the seed, will attain a diameter of four
feel and if properly cut and seasoned will
be worth $400.
An old soldier of Wichita recently received from the Government three cents
which had been due him without his knowledge for more than thirty years.
Farmers in Mexico always use oxen of
one color in the morning and of another
color m the afternoon. They do not know
why ; hut they know that it must ho the
right thing to do, because thoir forefathers
did it.
In the Chicago cattlo yards thc various
plants are estimated as worth Sl 1,000,001),
with 25,(100 employes, to whom annual wages
of $'.'0,000,000 are paid. In thc fiscal year
of 181)0 the approximate value of the products of all sorts utilized there was S150,-
The longest train ever hauled in the
United States hy a single engine has just
heen hauled on the Reading road. It contained 200 empty freight cars and was about
a mile and a quarter in length. Thc longest
trainpreviously recorded was on the Northern Central road, a milo and an eighth in
length, or 0,113 feet.
Some Bridges,
Coalbrookdale bridge, England, is the first
cast iron bridge ever built. It was constructed in 1779.
The bridge of the Holy Trinity, Florence,
was built in 1509. It is 322 feet long, of
white marble, and is even now reckoned n-
being without a rival as a specimen of the
bridge art.
The covered bridge at Pavia, over the
Ticino, was built as early as the fourteenth
century. Although a half a thousand years
old, it is in a perfect state of preservation.
The roof is held in place by 100 gigantic
granite columns.
The great cantilever bridge at Niagara
Falls is entirely composed of steel. It is 810
feet in length, weighs 3,000 tons and cost
The Rialto Bridge, Venice, is aaid to
have been built Irom designs furnished by
Michael Angelo. It is a single marble arch
of 98 1-2 feet.
The new bridge at Burton, over the Trent,
was formerly the longest bridge in England,
1,546 feet.
The new bridge over the Tay at Dundee,
Scotland, is 77 feet above the water, has 85
piers, and is over two miles long.
The longest bridge in America is a trestle-
work over a portion of Lake Ponchartrain.
It is nearly twenty-five miles long.
The larg-it and longjst stone bridge in
the world is over an arm of the China sea���
five miles long, 300 arches. Each 70 feet
high. _
Persians  n.vina al the It-i'r��r400 Dally
���Sanitary I'rerniilions.
A dispatch from London, says :���The
mortality from cholera at Meshad, Persia,
has reached 400 daily. Business is completely suspended. The Persian Government has ordered that a military cordon he
placed around Teheran. The Russian
('ovemment is taking rigorous and expensive measures to prevent the entry of
cholera into Russia, and has persuaded the
Ameer of Bokhara to cleanse his capital and
put it in a sanitary condition. The
sanitary operations nearly caused a native
revolt, and the Ameer had to threaten lie-
heading as the penalty for non-compliance
with the new regulations.
Wonderful Books-
Thirty-five or forty years ago someone
issued the famous "Thumb Bible," ao called because it was scarcely larger that the
first joint of the thumb ; now Mr. Frowde,
of Oxford, England, is out with a marvelous   little hook, which   has been  dubbed
"The   Finger Prayer  Book."   This  tiny
1 volume   has  700 pages  and is hound  in
morocco and velvet with brass clasps.   It
weighs lean than throe piarl " of an ounce,
is only one inch in breadth, thn    and one-
halfincbotin  length and onc-thu I of an
hin thickness, It is difficult for one to
believe that a book of "OH pages could be
'inn enough to conveniently go Into a
i common pocket purse, but this is what
Mr. Frowde haa achieved in his "Finger
Prayer Book, ' I' isa marvel in paper inak-
I ing, and one of whioh the ant hor, the paper
iker and the printer arc justly proud.
���.   opy of it hound ill silver With gold clasps
will be exhibited at the world's fair.
A Small Girl Composes About Boys,
Boys ishawrid,   That's what, all the gurls
ez      liiiy doant think so  but thay sa so,
...I 'i. iy wont (-it plagod,
Boys like to nav gurls think thay ur tuf.
I like tuf boys,
Ml   big lUltUr   Wl  tllf hoys is  the best
, i iperyunoo,
I have novur thot ofgottln merried, hut
Iv had lots uv chances,
Boys n yusful, I hay dim trcs and steel
things fur the gull thay likes best,     Sick*
dlffrunt hoys wi, thay likes mo boot.
Gurls protend i thay doant ear lur boys.
Gurls hoo v-i thay doant oar fur boys went
go io heven. (Juris tnus toll the trooth if
thay go to hovon,
Altor whll hoys Is men. When hoys git.
lo ohune towhaoka th��y ar men.
Boys is hotter than men.
Charles Brandt, a dairyman ol Lebanon,
I'a., Inn a four year old daughter who milks
six COWS every day,
A ticihiMi of Taking ii Vacation Thai is
Loved for it-. Freedom.
To a civilized man there is only one
pleasure which is greater than his Iirst night
in camp, and that is his first niglit out of it,
when he has a hath and a good bed with
fresh sheets. This is enough to establish
the fuel that it is only hy contrasts that
the salient points of things aie developed.
If a man has a good home and a good lied,
and a furnace to keep tbe house at a proper
temperature at all times, he ought to he.
happy. Add to that a good cook and a
happy family, and he should desire to stay
in that place and enjoy it. Even if he wants
a change and a rest, he could find places
equally comfortable ami easy of access; hut
there are men who get up from the breakfast table and say to their wives: " Now, I
can't stand this sort of thing any longer,"
and the good little woman knows thai the
spell is en him. He goes otf upstairs and
gets out a trunk, and then from the depths
of a far-off closet ho hauls down some disreputable old clothes and lugs out a gun an 1
a lot of rods and Ily cases and ammunition
and lays them tenderly in the bottom of the
trunk. He gets " a allocking bad hat" and
a pipe which madam will not allow in thc
settled pari, of the house and strange cases
made of canvas whicli carry the charms
and fetiches of the sportsman. These he
places in thc trunk. He then overhauls his
" kit," Ho sticks " Ily hooks " up in rows
in the pillow-shams if Madam is not looking.
He puts tallow-covered cartridges on the
lace bed cover and then carefully lays
a heavy pair of vory greasy and
dirty cowhide shoes on his wife's most
choice piece of upholstered furniture, In
the midst of this in walks the lady of the
house, the partner of his joys and sorrows.
In this case the joys and sorrows do not mix.
Madam says: "Now, lack���I think it is
awful for you to put those nasty old things
on my bed���you have no consideration, etc.,
etc.," and poor .lack transfers them all to
the floor, while off flounces thc lady to tell
the maid that she must " go through that
room  thoroughly, as Mr.  B has heen
packing his nasty old traps and haa nearly
ruined everything,"
Jack is ready and is driven off to the
station, where he bids Madam "good-bye "
and ia rolled away, happy in the knowledge
that in a few daya he will he sleeping on a
bush-heap with rude men and surrounded
by mosquitoes and smoke, with tough, soapy
bread and black coffee for food.
Madam explains to a lady friend that
' Mr. B. is such a curious man���he goes off
up there and lives like a wild beast���I do
not understand it."
To develop your real sportsman the environment must be favorable at a vsry early
age. If ho is favorably situated he
becomes possessed of an unbounded enthusiasm and more tools of the sporting craft
than haa a dentist in hia. A great many
people are now growing up whose tendencies
are an illegitimate cross between an English
battue and an American summer hotel���
they arc a sort of " arrested development"
between true hunters and fishermen and
people who arc not financially able to buy a
country place. All such are spurious and
not to he considered seriously. The genuine
lover of the woods did not gather his
theories of how to he happy from "shooting on hia estate," or proceeding against
tigers with the entire organized population
of an eastern principality, or from dilettante literature on how to do the thing so thai
"it will stand wash."
He first passed his boyhood in a country
where thc squirrels were pretty thick and
the trout would bite and the old gentlemen
were never ceasing in telling how they
killed "the biggest buck I ever sot my eyes
onto." He then tried the southern arms of
tho big lakes until they became infested
with women and summer hotels. Then he
tried Muskoka, but Muskoka got filled up
with persons who wore two peaks on their
hats and ate their dinner on a table, aud
the guides became servants instead of
woodsmen. Then he discovered Quebec,
thc Northwest and tho Rocky Mountains,
and away in the heart of tlicir wilderness
you will find his "bark-lean-to" where the
timber grows the highest over the little
spring, and where the "dude has ceased
from troubling and the cigarette's at rest."
This sportsman has got a moral mortgage
on a littlo pond somewhere away off up
somewhere, and he won't tell you where it
is because he don't want you to find out.
You may not recognize thia man of the
woods in Toronto or Montreal because ho
has trained himself to he oa much like the
rest of humanity aa possible in order that
ho may make a little money, ao that he can
go hunting once or twice a year and be his
own natural self for a space. When the
buds open and the grass shoots, and the
aunlight thawa out hia mind, he will manifest uneasiness and become unsettled. You
can begin to detect him then. He won't
care about the frost and tho peach crop, or
the candidates, or the anarchists, hut will
bo morbid and go on incoherently about
brown-hackels, So. 8 shot, and improved
Greener models, and other profitless subjects.
Late in the season he gets down his
double-barrel and his rifle and begins to oil
them up. Ho takos out his pea-jacket and
his oil-fanned moccasins and his jaegers.
He is constantly writing letters to "Sam
Bushorafti Mountain Pine, Assinaboia, N.
W. T., or to "Pierre Antoiue, Temiacam-
Inguo, and receiving replies in brown or vol-
low en velopessigned with his(x) mark. Why
he becomes so interested in these half savage
men in thu waste places only he can under-
Bland. This curious person does not want to
go with Madam to Cacouna or down hy the
sea, begs off and goes up to conspire with
his friend, Dr. Swellkill, who is a hunter
and old comrade, They ��0 into the doctor's
private room ami lock the door. Madam,
the doctor, becomes concerned and goes
over to see her friend, the wife of the Iirst
man, and Hays: " Your husband has been
with the doctor a great deal of late, and I
am afraid that he will entice him away this
summer or fall, and I did so want him logo
with mo t'i Old Orohard Beach.
" Well, yon know 1 have no Influence
with Mr. B. He insists on going off to these
strange places���ho always has and 1 sigh to
think thai he probably always will," condoles the little woman.
" I am sure, then, that I can do nothing
with the doctor���he, too, will go���it is so
unfortunate to have such tastes."
From that time on the doctor's health
hogins to fail. A brother physician rccom-
mends tho " woods,1' and while it is so unfortunate to be compelled to leave his patients, yet his health demands it, and one
line morning the man and his friend, the
doctor, arc missed trom the haunts of men,
men arc no longer recognizable. They sit
iu the forward -nil of the canoes with a
stump beard and a bulldog pipe, dressed
in dirty, greasy clothes, while behind the
pans, blankets, packs, and guns sits a
strange, dark-skinned, beetle-browed half-
breed, with scraggy hair and a bristling
beard. The canoes cleave the mirrored
Waters while the yellow reflections mix
with the Vandyck shadows of thc over
hanging forest in the lake. They are
It they arc not here then they arc on litlle
scraggy ponies hording othor scraggy ponies
hearing packs and all following an uncouth
and piratical man who is just ahead
urging his owu horse over logs and up
tho stony bed ot a dry itreain. As though
not satisfied with traveling by night and by
day for a week away from their cosy homes
in town they arc now making desperate
haste to go up a bleak mountain range as
though in search of t ho jumping oil place of
the world.
It would be interesting to understand
thia man so prone tn these lapses of savagery.
We readily comprehend one who at times
becomes awfully drunk for days at a
time and calls it a nervous disease and gives il a scientific inline which
clears it of mystery. We know why the
man leaves his native city in the heights of
thc business aud social scasrn and deports
himself to the West Indies or Florida,���his
bronchial tubes arc on strike. We of course
ace that another takes himself otf to Europe
but he goes to cultivate his mind and to lie
lazy and dissolute, but here is this man
whose business anil social lifo called for his
attendance, whose health is offensively
rugged, and he does this strange thing. He
eats tho worst imaginable food, all cooked
ina disgusting fashion, lie sleeps in a sort
oi kennel like a farmer's dog-lying on
brush and with the smoke blowing all
through and around him. He freezes nearly
to perishing every morning���ho goes to bed
wet to the hide,and paddles up still'currents
or toils under a sixty-pound pack all day,
and his only reason aeems to lie a desire to
You doubtless all know oneof this sort of
men���ask him why ? In all probability he
will fold himself in his robe of superiority
and simply pity your varnished ignorance
and will not deign to reply. He will consider
you hopeless, weak���lacking character and
sentiment���bnt if you would know why he
does it go with him when the spell is on him
and find out, If you do not like it you will
at least know why.���F.
Thonghts of Brides.
"For instance, what were you all thinking of when you were being married ?"
Every one laughed and said in a breath,
" Why, being married, of course !"
" Nonsense," said the newspaper woman,
"that idea was in your mind, no doubt, but
it was the undercurrent of thought. You
were thinking really of something else, Confess, now."
" Well," said one ol the listeners, thoughtfully, "perhaps that is true. Now that I
stop to consider it, I was thinking of something else. You see, I was married at home
and in the evening, dust as the minister
commenced the service a lamp-shade on a
small table near mo cracked.
" I turned involuntarily tomy sister, who
was standing near me, and was about to
whisper her to turn the lamp down, when it
suddenly occurred to me that I was the
cynosure of all eyes���that it was really my
own wedding. Ot course I refrained from
speech, but it was with difficulty that I refrained from laughter at the blunder I came
so near making."
" Well, I remember distinctly what I was
thinking about," said the intellectual woman on the sofa. " 1 had i, new pair of eye-
giasaes on, aud the spring hurt my nose. 1
was wishing the minister would hurry up ao
I could go up stairs and change them."
" And I," put in the third, " was congratulating myself all through the ceremony
on my wonderful composure. I knew that
he waa frightened to death, and I was
thinking what larks it would be to tease
him about it all the rest of his life, when
suddenly, as I held out my hand for the
ring, 1 happened to glance at it and found
that it was trembling like a leaf.
" That sight' phased' me so that all else
is a blank, save my own desire to hide my
hands. I had a mad impulse to conceal
them in the folds of my veil, hut I don't
think I did.
" At least, no one ever told me so. I myself would hate to take my oath that I did
" It was a sermon of Sam Small's that
was diverting my mind at my wedding,"
said the woman in the corner.   " I don't
know that anything could have heen more
incongruous at such a lime than one of Sam
Small's sermons,  hut  I  had hoard him
preach a month or ao hefore, and just as I
was coming down stairs something, I shall
never know what, put me iu mind of one of
j his grotesque illustrations.
j    " He compared the gospel to a spring
I board.   Just where  he found the resem-
j blance I can't remember.   That was what
i troubled me then.   I couldn't remember,
1 and I was trying to figure it out all through
i tho service.   I nearly missed one of the re-
' spouses, 1 was so intent upon the idea.
I    " Everybody  accounted for," said the
j newspaper woman, " save myself, who am
I not married, and Mrs. Blauk.   What wero
I you thinking of, Mrs. B. ?
The little woman blushed furiously, hesitated, and finally said: " If you promise
! never to tell, I'll tell you.   You see, I waa
married in the days when people were enormous hustles.   Well, in the confusion and
hurly-burly of dressing, my hustle got lost,
and couldn't be found.   It was growing
late, and what was  to he  done ? No one
knew. I could not wear my dress without
it, for it looked dreadfully.
j    " Finally one of my bridesmaids, a girl of
expedients, grabbed up a handful of bath
towels, tied  a ribbon around them, and
fastened that around my waist.   I didn't
| think very much about it until I was stand-
! ing at the altar, and  then  the  horrible
thought flashed across me, what if I should
lose some of those Manchester bath towels,
best quality, in thc aisle.
" 1 nearly fainted away, and I assure you
��� every step of that solemn procession down
from thc altar was solemn indeed, to me. I
I ' proceeded'  very  gingerly.   Please don't
toll, thouch, for people will tease me."
1   And they all promised, but the new,papor
W inian told.
Ten men re-main honest through fear of
man'slaw where one does through fear of
Go'ils law. YOUNG POLKS.
The Tone of Voice-
I is not so much what you say,
z\s tho manner in which you say it:
It is nol sn much the language you use,
As the tones in which you convey it.
"Conic here!" I sharply said,
And the baby coworoaand wept;
'Come here! " I cooed, and ho looked and
And straight lo my lap hocrcpt.
The words may he mild and fair,
And the tonos may pierce liken dart;
The words may be sort as tho summer air,
And the lones may break the heart.
For words bill come from the mind.
And grow bv study and art;
Hul lho tones leap forth from I tin inner self,
And reveal the slate of the heart.
Whcl her you know It or not���
U'helhcryou mean or care���
Gontloness, kindness, lovo nml hale.
Envy and angor aro there.
Then would you quarrels avoid,
Anil In pence and love roioico,
Keep angel not only out of'your words,
llul keep It out of your voice.
One of tho First Principles,
It is exceedingly distressing to a humane
person to see tlie indifference toward the
comfort and life of dumb animals hy little
ohildren, This is not the fault of the child
ns it is thc fault of the mother, who allows
the little one in early childhood to tease tho
kitten, pester the patient house-dog and
otherwise show their human supremacy
over the dumb world. This is '.he beginning of a training in cruelty of more importance to the oharaoter ot a growing girl
or boy than the mother realizes, When the
boy gets a little older and has often laid a
foundation for tho hardened character
which men of good family sometimes exhibit in after life.
Boys and girls should he taught from tlicir
earliest infancy to respect the rights of animals. They should he taught to watch thc
grace and beauty of the growing life around
them, It is a very bad thing to allow a
child to set traps, even for wild game. It
is an equally bad training to allow hoys to
witness, as they often do, tho tortures of
the slaughter-house. When animal life
must be taken, il should be done out of the
presence of the impressible nature of childhood. Love and respect for all creatures
which God has put into the world are among
theearliest lessonswhich should he inculcated at home.
Mothers who are very careful about the
religious training of their children and inculcate precept upon precept for their guidance are often careless themselves about the
example set. A littlo child is naturally humane, but if he sees the household animals
around him treated with indifference or un-
kindness he soon learns the lesson taught
him. It is far better to destroy tramp cats
and dogs iu some quiet, humane manner
than to allow them to lead a precarious existence around the household, the butt of
every one. For this very thoughtlessness
in itself encouragesoruelty, If there seems
to he a disposition in a little one it can be
corrected in early childhood hy interesting
it in the habits of the animal, its beautiful
fur, its soit tread and agile movement. A
little story of the history of its race told in
language suited to the comprehension of the
little one will serve a loeson and teach him
that this creature of God has heen put here
as a gift to man to he respected and cared
for and not as a plaything to be petted (or
a moment and then to be thrown aside. It
is wise to let a child have animals and hold
him responsible for the care of them, and to
take them away if ho neglects them or is
Maysnowers descend, every drop is precious���there is nothing so good as the sweet
rain of heaven for our gardens. If the
weather is warm and your watering is faithfully done, you should see in a week, or ten
days at most, faint green shoots along the
straight lines you planted.
And now I will show you the advantages
of planting so carefully in straight lines,
Before the phlox itselt appears you will see
green shoots coming up all over the bed
doubtless. These are the weeds that yon
will have to watch and light with all your
might, for they are stronger and more determined than I can find any words to tell
yon. While they are yet young pull up
every one. You know where your precious
llowers are���they are sate in their orderly
processions of straight lines and then pass
your little handfork like a oomb to and fro
in the soil to remove roots and disturb new
sprouts, but be very careful not to go too
near your phlox plants, eitcept to pull with
careful finger and thumb the little weeds
that have sprouted very near. This you
will have to repeat again and again���new
weeds keep coming in succession.
In the second or third woek in May ymi
may transplant your sweet peas from the
house boxes to the open-air garden. People
do not generally know thai sweet peas are
most easily and successfully transplanted.
1 discovered il, for myself accidentally���in
fact, I was driven to it by my litlle friend,
the song-sparrow, at the Isles of Shoals.
The place is possessed by these dear,
friendly little birds whose song is sweeter
than words can express, but they will hardly
let me plant at all out ol doors, scratching
up and eating the seeds ar fast as I can put
them in. They are so tame, they sit on the
fence of my little inclosure and eye me
askance if they see me at work putting
seeds in the ground, and thc moment I
leave the spot, or they think I havo left it,
down they swoop and go from one end to
the other of my carefully planted furrows
am' tako every seed, leaving only theempty
hollow groove freshly dug out hy their little
It is trying, and when I do plant out of
doors I am obliged to have a cover of woven
wire to tit over my flower beds to keep off
the dear little pests. They ice especially
trying in the case of sweet peas, for they
wait till the peas begin to sprout and then
they devour every single one !
Now for the fun of transplanting 1 It is
the most enchanting work in thc world. If
the day is overcast very good, hut if it is
the sunniest ever dawned no matter ; if
you put down your plants as I shall teach
you they will not droop a leaf in the hottest sun. Your little garden bed is all
ready, your boxes of treasures about you.
Now take your hoe and make a straight
line about four inches from the edge of your
bed, lengthwise ; if you find difficulty in
making it straight, take a string tied to
two sticks, push the sticks into the ground,
drawing the strings tight between, and you
will have your straight line. Take the
hoe and cut down evenly from this line,
drawing the earth toward you and leaving
the smooth cutting six inches deep against
which to stand your plant8 for support.
Slip your hand into one corner of your
plant box down to the very bottom and
take up carefully a few pea plants. Once a
few are removed, the rest will come upeasily.
Don't break the long white roots or dislodge the little pea still clinging there if
you can help it, Stand each plant against
the wall yon have sliced down smooth with
your hoe. Put the plants in, not more than
three inches apart, with the roots straight
down, but if very long no matter if the
ends lie horizontally an inch in the bottom
of the trench ; draw the earth half way up
over them loosely so to hold them in place,
jvur row cf climbers against thc house, or
a fence or large rocks.
For rose campion gardens plant thc fine
seeds that are very like poppy seeds, in the
same way as the phlox seeds.
The Fronch Executioner-
The executioner is still regarded in Franco
with much of the abhorrence which has
always been felt for '-im, but although he is
an outcast from the ordinary world, admission to the churches,promenades, and public
places generally i.s not to-day, as it onoo
was, denied to him. Whenever his place-
becomes vacant there is a rush of candidates for it more multitudinous, and more
eager, than for any other State ollice whatsoever. To he "Monsieur de Paris," as the
executioner is styled, seems a pinnacle of
ambition with only too huge a section of the
public. The executioner has generally been
more loathed in France than even m England, And justly so; for iu the former
country his work, for many centuries, has
been peculiarly infamous, not to say diabolical. In the prescntday, it is true, "Monsieur
de Paris" simply touches a button, and his
victim, without a struggle or a pang, is no
more. But he was not always sn humane,
Once it was bis own hand that dealt slow
death, and inflicted fiendish torture. It
was he who quartered tliocondenined wretch
-who attached horses, that is to say, to his
arms and legs, and then drove them in four
different directions. It was he who burned,
or broke on the wheel���the latter au indescribably ghastly operation, in which he
used an iron har to break every hone in the
victim's body. It is not surprising, therefore, that even to-day ".Monsieur do Paris"
should be the object of a detestation which
Ketch himself failed to excite.
fatal Duel in Huntrary,
A duel with pistols, which has had a tragic
ending, was fought here on Wednesday
morning between two notable members of
Hungarian society. The quarrel arose under the following circumstances : On the
hth of June the Emperor is to visit Budapest for the pupose of celebrating the jubilee of his coronation as King of Hungary.
In his State entry into the oity His Majesty
is to be accompanied hy a brilliant escort of
Hungarian nobles on horseback, in thc magnificent native costumes of Magyar magnates. There has been great rivalry amongst
the young nohlea to take part in this cavalcade, and among others M. Karsaf, a great
landowner, put forward a claim to he in
eluded in tlie list. M, Karsaf, who is a Jew,
was, however, excluded. Taking great um
barge at thia, for which he held Baron Aczel
a prominent member of the Diet, primarily
responsible, he sent his seconds to this
gentleman, and a meeting took place this
morning. M. Karsaf was seriously wounded, his adversary's bullet striking him in
the breast. He was at once attended to by
the doctors present on the ground, and as
soon as possible removed to a neighbouring
house, but no hope is entertained of his re-
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cruel to them.   This will teach the lesson "nd then gently fill thc trench with water,
well taught in the familiar words of "The
Ancient Mariner":
He prayeth host who lovcth bcsl
All i hlngs, both groat and small,
Foi the dear God who lo\ cth us
He made and lovcth all.
Useful Hints for Youthful Gardeners,
Nothing is so delightful for our young
people, especially on.- girls, than home gardening. It is a healthful recreation and a
perpetual aid to the understanding of nature's wonders.
Let me suggest the Drumnnnd phlox
gardens will he interesting all summer.
They repay any care with a wonderful
readiness and wealth of loveliness. Now on
May 24th, say, you have your seeds and
your tools, your beds all forked, manured,
hoed, raked and ready for planting. One
thing more you need���a piece of board
about two feet long and seven inches wide.
You stand Iiy your little plot of brown
earth and think of all it holds for you of
beauty and delight, that you are the magician who will call forth all that sweet
pageant from the silent, passive soil. It
seems a very simple thing, the planting of a
seed, but I never do it without a feeling of
awe, as if it were a sacred thing among
the mysteries of God.   You kneel  by the
draw the rest of the earth about the roots;
press it firmly with your hands about each
separate plant, making each stand perfectly covered, indeed, the earth may come up
an inch about each slender stem without
doing any harm. This is delightful work,
and when your first row is done you will
look at it with joy and pride, so green, so
fresh, so promising it wiil he,
You can scarcely make the soil too rich
or keep it too moist for the well-being of
pansies. For the enriching of your bed-
four feet, hy two wide���I should put a bush
el at least of well-rotted cow manure and
mix it most thoroughly with the soil. And
if you can find a spot which the sun reaches
for only half the day they will flourish much
better than if they have hisli-;ht continually and their flowers will be twice as large.
Pansies love the shade. If you make your
lied under some tree, they will like it much.
If you are transplanting, you must set the
little plants aboi)t four inohes apart. When
all are in and the bed is full, water them
copiously; if the sun shines, cover them
with newspapers pegged down till evening
and then take off the coverings���don't forget. If next day is bright ond hot, cover
once more, keep wet, and in a few days the
bed will be safe.
I think the poppy gardens must  have
three beds four feet long and two wide.
but is more injurious than all others, for it
never  comes alone j sickness,  ruin,  and
famine always follow in its path.
BE-      A great amount of money is necessary in
| order to kill in proper manner, lor each man
. slain costs about 87,000.   The increasing
and multiplying taxes of all nations are never
Tin- Human Sacrifice In Thirty ('onliirlcs     sufficient lo pay for the butchery of human
As Ureal ns tho Population of Ibe ISlirili  troops.   Every year Europe spends more
x""'' i than a billion, two hundred million dollars
Can human, folly, regarded from sonic  '" shedding
special point ef view, be considered a subject for scientific observation? Wc do not
hesitate to answer in the alliruiative, although up to the present time it has never
been classified, and although it forms a
whole too vast and too complex to belong
to any special genus or determined category.
Its magnitude and universality have doubtless kept it outside of positive studios, properly so called. Even now we do not pretend to treat the immense subject in its full
extent, hut simply wish to examine ono of
its most interesting and serious phases, the
military system of the fourteen hundred
million human beings who people this
How many men are destroyed hy war in
a century'; Ollicial reports and documents
enable us to calculate the number of soldiers who have been killed or have died
during modern wars. We know that during the unaccountable Franoo-Qorman war
of 1870-71,250,000 mon were slain on the
two sides; that during the useless Crimean
war of 1834-55, 785,100 were slain; that
during the short Italian war of 1850, li.'l.OOll
men fell on the field of battle or died in
hospitals; that the game of chess between
Prussia and Austria in 18(111 deprived
4fi,00U individuals of life; that in the United States the strife between the North and
South caused the death of 450,000 men in
1860-64j we know also that the wars of
poured oul the blood of five million Europeans, and that France has taken up arms
twenty times since 1815. On adding the
number of victims of war during the last
century a total of 111,840,900 is reached in
the civilized countries of Europe and in the
United States.
Commencing with the Trojan war, the
case has been thc same in all ages of history.
Certain remarkable battles, fought hand to
hand with knife or club, have had the memorable honor of leaving as many as two
hundred thousand men dead on the held ;
aa examples we cite the defeat of the Cumbrians and Tuetons hy Marius, and the last
exploits of Attila. Eighteen to twenty million men are killed every century in Europe
by the enlightened institution of war. If
these men, averaging thirty years of age,
should join hands they would form a line
4,500 leagues long, crossing all Europe aud
The nations ot the extreme Orient (the
Chinese and their neighbors) form a second
human consolidation, and shed about the
same quantity of blood. Gengis Khan and
Tamerlane marked their routes with pyramids of severed heads.  Barbarous nations
HKR CHILDREN s in., mil;
and France spends four hundred thousand
dollars every day, The war in America did
not cost less than sixteen billion dollars. From
the Crimean war down to that of 1870-71,
the civilized nations of Europe and America
spent in destroying oneanolher$10,000,000,.
bill) of the ordinary budget and more than
811,000,000,000 raised expressly for ihe
purpose, making a total of 821,000,000,000.
The wars of the last hundred years have
cost ?140,000,000,000, without counting the
sorrow, the less of men, and other results.
For a part only of this bibulous sum all
the children might have been brought up
and educated gratuitously ; all lines of railways might have beer, built; pro- ision
might have heen nude for the attempts to
realize aerial navigation ; customs, town
dues, and all obstacles to freedom of trade
might have been suppressed ; all destitution
might have been removed except that caused
hy idleness and infirmity.
Can the armies of the world be abolished'.'
It is impossible.
A mechanic has calculated the cost of
niaKiiig wooden soldiers of natural size and
gooil condition. As, after all, the victims
of to-day arc only an affair of number,
money, and stratagem, he has decided that
all the armies could be reproduced for 6,-
000,000 francs, or 81,200,000,000 a year
(soldiers in fir, under officers in oak, officers
in rosewood, captains in mahogany, colonels
in cedar, and generals in ivory), and they
could he drilled hy steam power, the artillery being included in the calculation. The
leaders of the two nations at war and their
staff olliccrs would conduct the strategy at
their risk and peril. The victory would belong, as heretofore, to him who by his skill
should succeed in checkmating his adversary
and in destroying the greatest number of
combatants. That improvement on ordinary
armies would have the advantage of leaving
the husbandman to his field, the workman
in hia factory, and the student to studies,
and would promote public prosperity and
That may answer as advice to future
ministers of war when men, having finally
reached the age of reason, shall refuse to
fight. But for centuries Ministers and
Generals can rest upon their laurels.
little plot-if the around is  damp brine a I ,The? We Cii" plant each kiml,by it8el*\Cl*'*
_... .��� ., ... .(._,,, r    .*"*> .   forma nonoies m  one.  in  the second thi
mat or a piece of foldod carpet to kneel
on, for you don't wish to take a cold as the
first step in your gardening,
You lay your b'tof hoard straight across
the bed about four indices from the end.
You loan one arm on it to hold it firm, and
with a littlo stick draw a furrow an inch
deep in the earth along its edge, straight
and equal as you can in depth all thn way.
Into this begin to drop your seeds as evenly
as may be���they are so largo you can see
them distinctly. When yon have sown that
furrow make another on the opposite edge
of the board and fill that. Then lift the
board and lay it down carefully on the
other aide of the last furrow and again
make a groove along the edge and plant,
and so on to the end of the bed. The width
of the hoard gives you just the right distance
between the rows and saves a deal of trouble
in measuring.
Now with your hand diaw over the seeds
the earth that was displaced in making the
furrow ; it will give them just the right
depth of covering���about twice their diameter. That is the rule for planting almost all eeods. Now take your hoard nnd
lay it over each row, lean on it gently to
make the earth perfectly firm���not packed
hard, but firm, Do this all along the length
of the bed till it is literally smooth as a
carpet. Now take your watering-pot and
lightly sprinkle the bed all over. Don't
sprinkle too long in one place or you will
wash out your seeds ; go round and round
the bed, holding iho watering-put high as
you can tomaKO the shower as gentle as
possible. You need only just to make the
surface damp.
Water the bod lightly evert- night at
aunsot���unless it should nln.  If the soft
fornia poppies in one, in the second the
mixed carnation poppies, and in the last the
wonderful Shirleys. I should add a peck
of sand with the half bushel ot manure to
each bed. Cover the seeds with only a
alight layer of soil about twice their thickness ; hardly a layer at all in the case of
the Shirley seeds, for they are so delicate
us to be almost invisible; the carnations
are much larger, the California^ larger still.
Cover them with newspapers and water
every night (unless the weather is wet for
two or three days.) They should he up iu a
week if the weather is favorable.
Those who choose nasturtiums for a garden will have but little care, ior they flourish in all sorts of soils and don't want
watering unless there should be desperate
drought, and once freed from weeds they
take care of themselves almost entirely.
The seeds themselves are most interesting.
They are carefully ornamented. Deep
grooves run parallel to each other from end
to end of the seed, which is like a clumsy
Dutch boat in shape, hut what a freight of
loveliness each carries below its shelving
deck 1
A nasturtium garden need not he manured. I have found the poorer the soil the
richer the flowers will be, If the soil
should be rich the plants will run to
leaves and the llowers will he comparatively
few. Plant them, after your bed is thoroughly laid oul as for phlox, in straight
lines as much as six inches apart, at least,
for they must have room on all sides to
grow. Cover them a half an inch deep,
puss down the earth and leave them. They
will germinate more rapidly if you water
the bed at night if the weather is dry. But
after they are up I never water them anymore: they don't like it ; don't need it. Put
Dying Sayings of Notable People,
Addison���See how a Christian can die.
Arria���My Pectus, it is not painful.
Dr. Hunter���If had atrength to hold a
pen, I would write down how easy and pleasant a thing it is to die.
LouiaXIV.���Why weep ye? Did you think
I should live forever ? (Then,after a pause.)
I thought dying had been harder.
Byron���I must sleep now.
Charles II. (of England)���Don't let poor
Nellie starve. (Nell Gwynne.)
Charles IX. (of France)���Nurse, nurse I
what murder 1 what blood ! Oh, I have done
wrong ! God pardon me I
Chesterfield���Give Day Rolles a chair.
Columbus���Lord, into Thy hands I commend my spirit.
Lady Jane Grey and Tasso also used the
same words.
Cromwell���My desire is to make what
haste I may to be gone.
Demouax (the philosopher)���You may go
home ; the show is ovor.
Lord Elden-It matters not where I am
going, whether the weather be cold or hot.
Fontenelle���I suffer nothing, but feel a
sort of difficulty in living longer.
Franklin���A dying man can do nothing
George IV,���Wathy, what is this? It is
death, my boy, They have deceived me.
(said to his page, Sir Wathen Waller.)
Goethe���More light.
Talma���The worst is, I cannot see.
Hadyn���God preserve the emperor 1
Jefferson���I resign my spirit to God, my
daughter to my country.
Knox���Now it is come.
Louis XVIII.���A king should die standing.
aVIarie Antoinette���Farewell, my children, forever.   I go to your father.
Charles Matthews���I am ready.
Napoleon III. (to Dr. Conneau)���Were
you at Sedan ?
William Pitt���Oh, my country, how I
love thee !
Pizarro���Jesu 1
Rabelais���Let down the curtain ; thc
farce is over.
Schiller-Many things arc growing
plain and clear to my understanding.
Sir Walter Scott (to his family)���God
bless you all!
Socrates���Crito, we owe a cock to .Escu-
Lord Thurlow.���I'll he shot if I dont
believe I'm dying I
William III. (of E,igland)-Can this last
long? (to his physician).
Gen. Wolfe--What! do they run al
ready ?  Then I die happy.
An Ingenious Butcher Serves n savory Dish
lo Ilis Custom era.
A trial of more than usual interest was
terminated at Lille, France, on Saturday,
also are engaged in combats, seldom killing Prior to October last there lived at Roubaix
fewer than four to five million beings iu a a certain Gustavo Rasson and his wife,
century. The total number destroyed every ! who had succeeded in building up a highly-
century in political, religious or internation- prosperous butcher's business. The Kassons
al wars is at least forty millions. went in for specialities.   Their venison was
General statistics prove that, since the regarded with affection, and their 8auages,
Trojan war 3,000 years ago, not a single j which possessed apeculiarlysavouryflavour,
year has elapsed in which some war has not | were talked of for miles. It may he imagined
killed its proportionate number. During therefore, that when, on the 20th of last
the thirty centuries which have elapsed I October, a warrant was issued for their ar-
since the beginning of Asiatic and European rest upon a chargeof systematically dealing
history, a loss of 40,000,000 a century makes j in dogs' flesh, and selling it for human food,
the total number destroyed by war to be
1,200,000,000, a number very nearly representing the total population of the globe
at the present day.
Twelve hundred millions !
It is day, and the sun sheds its light and
heat upon the whole world, The country j
is green, the cities full of life, and the vil- j
lages surrounded with laborers. Millions
of men are living, acting, and producing.
Life unfolds its joyous and divine radiance
on the8urface of the globe.
But behold the sun, gone to rest 1 Be
the indignation of their numerous customers was intense. Gustavo Rasson succeeded
iu escaping across the frontier into Belgium,
but his wife and one of the shopmen were
arrested, and on Saturday came up for their
trial. Mr. Leclercq, thc health inspector of
the town of Roubaix, testified that on the
25th of October last he had seized four
pounds of chops which he found in a basket
in the possession of Madame Kasson. He
arrested her, and found at the hack of the
butcher's shop a regular slaughter-house
containing all the necessary instruments,
thirteen dogs' carca3e��, about sixty dogs'
hold, black night and melancholy silence I skins PW-1 out and drying, and some liv-
Funereal Death decends from sombre; !"���? (lo��3 awaiting their turn to he converted
heights, holding in his hand a scythe of mt0 provender. M. Roger, a veterinary
steel.   He passes like a bird of night whose 8l|rgeon, testified to having heen called in
extends his hand to the tour cardinal points,
traverses shadowy space and disappears in
the depths;   this gesture has arrested
to examine the chops seized hy the heilth
officers. He at once declared them to be
dogs' flesh. Questioned hy the president,
the witness stated that dog's tlesh was not
dangerous to health providing the animal
had no disease.   Several of the regular cus-
humanity in its course ; this passage of the tomers of the establishment testified that
necrophore has sent all human beings to they had patronised the Rassons because of
their last sleep ; to-morrow morning none the distinct and agreeable flavor of their
of us will waken ; the sun will shine upon sausage meat. It was also shown that the
a land of the dead.   Not a single human i Rassons had been in the habit of slaughter-
being remains to look upou the scene.
Paris, London, New York, St. Petersburg,
Vienna, Berlin, and Rome are suddenly ex-
ing about a dozen dogs each week. The
Court sentenced Gustavo Rasson in default
to six months' imprisonment, his wife to
tinguished. Streets ore deserted, dwellings six months, and the shopman to three
filled with the dead ; cities and villages j mon ths, with an additional tine in each case,
are cemeteries. j ���
Silence, seated on the ruins of the globe,  jjje "3raTfl3t
sleeps in the midst of the vast field of thc |
An Overworked Invalid,
Doctor���Have you tried the seashore?
Invalid���Yes, I tried it once, hut it's too
hard work. Dressing and undressing is very
"Idon'tquite understand?"
" Well, you see the doctor I had there
said I must take a toddy after each bath,"
"Yes, but suppose he did,"
" It keeps me in bathing all the time,"
A Considerate Husband.
Husband���I never rebuke my wife except
in two cases.
Friend���What are they ?
" In the first place, I am rude to her
when she reproaches me."
" And under what other circumstances
are you rede to her':'
" Well, when she doesn't reproach me."
In faro, the man who coppers the ace
must settle on the spot.
lead, in thc midst of this prostrated army
of 1,'200,000,000 corpses.
The immense cemetery of all mankind,
seen at one view, is the real measure of the
victims destroyed hy war from the historical beflnnli g of nations down to the year
of grace in whicli we live.
The sword is ceaselessly drawing blood
from human veins. Eighteen million cubic
meters havo been shed.
In summer at Paris the Seine delivers to
two parts of the bridge Pont-Neuf about a
hundred cubic meters of water every second, moving with a force of ,'(,500 horse
power. Every hour 360,030 cubic meters
of water pass under the arches of the bridge,
nr 8,640,000 cubic meters in a day. Imagine
the river to be human blood instead of
water, for if the blood shed in all wars was
putintothe basin between thc quays it would
form such a river, and wc would have to
remain standing on the parapet fifty hours
to see it flow away.
That quantity of blood weighs 18,900,-
000,000 kilograms, It is an unfailing stream,
which every hour since history began has
unceasingly poured 1180 litres of blood to
dye the royal purple worn by thc occupants
of imperial thrones.
If the 1,200,000,000 skeletons should rise
and climb one upon another the ladder thus
formed would reach the moon, coil about
that body and, continuing onward, would
mount infinite space four times as far again,
that is, 500,700 leagues in height. The
corpses, if thrown into the channel at Calais,
would form a bridge between France and
England and separate the ocean from the
North Sea by a weir. If only the heads ol
the men slaughtered in war were taken and
placed side by side, a hand would be formed
reaching six times around the world.
War is not ouly au unnecessary scourge,
Battle That
Ever Was
The bravost battle that ever wa. fought
Shall I tell you where and when .'
(In the map. of the world vou wiil lind it not;
'Twas foiiK'ht hy the mother.' of men.
N'av, not with cannon, or battle shot,
With swori, or nobler pen ;
Nay, not with oloquont word or thought,
From mouths of wonderful men.
llutdocp in a welli'duii woman's heart,
A woman lhat would not yield,
Hul bran ly, silontly bore her part,
l,o! thoro Is that oattlofloldl
No marshalling troop, no bivouac song;
No banner to jtloani and wave ;
Hut,oh: thoso battlesthe**last so long -
l-'roin babyhood to the grave.
Vet, faithful still as a bridgo of stars,
She lights in her walled-up lown.
Fights on andon, in the endless wars.
Then silent, unsoon, goes down.
0 ye with banners ami battle shot,
And soldiers to -bout and praise,
1 tell you the klngllost victories fought
Are (ought in thoso silent ways.
Oh, spotless woman in a world of -name!
with splendid and silent scorn,
Go back to Hod as white as you came.
The klngllost warrior bom.
Joaquin Miller.
Thus Science Moves On.
Patent Medicine Manufacturer���" Doctor, don't you think you could discover a
new disease ?"
Doctor���" Discover a new disease!
What on earth  should  I do  that for ?"
P. M. M.���"Because I have a new patent
medicine which is the very thing for it."
Perhaps the best way to teach baby to
walk would he to give it in charge of a stepmother. IB���i
CIk Uootencuj Star
ll. W. Northey,
SATURDAY, JULY 10. 1892.
It iB stated that lho 0. k K. Nov.
Co. intend building a steamer to run
on the Okiuiiigiiii Lake some timo in
the near future,   This opens up a
���wide field for speculation, iw thero is
litlle doubt of the 0. P. 11. being
connected with the venture, and the
tig railway will iu all probability find
its way into tbo Okanagan Valley by
way of Fire Valley, the only puns
through the Gold Range yet discovered besides the Eagle Pass at
Eevelstoke.   Ii this be lbe end in
view enormous engineering difllonlUes
will have to be ovoroome, but taken
in the light, of President Vim Homo's
utatoment that tho O.P.R. would suvo
24 nouns between Montreal and Vancouver, it may be one of tho future
possibilities.    To enter Fire Valley
from the oust the Oolumbia must be
crossed oitbor iu tho Narrows, bolow
Nakusp, or at a point Bomewhere
nbove Robson,   But tbo selection of
either of those places for crossing the
river would depend  ou  tbe route
taken westward from the Crow's Nest
Pass.   Should tbe liue go south and
oroBB the Kootenay River at tho bottom of Kooteuay Lake it would certainly go to Nelson, utilize tbe present railway to Robson, cross the
Columbia between that poiut and tbe
bottom of the Lower Arrow Lake,
nnd then up the western shore of the
lake to Fire Valley. There have beon
several objections brought up against
this route, viz., that it takes tbe main
line of " our only railway " too near
tbe international boundary in case
of hostilities, that there would be no
saving of distance by such a roundabout journey to the coast, and tbat
it would not tap, but merely skirt,
the mining district of West Kootenay.
The first-named of these three may
be set aside as being no objection at
all, as the line through the Kicking
Horse Pass would undoubtedly be
kept open. The other two objections,
however, would be enough to kill the
scheme, ns the great desideratum of
the O.P.R. in building through the
Crow's Nest is the saving of time;
while the idea of going to Nelson for
the purpose of tapping the mining
Oountry would be just as absurd as
Would be the parallel case of running
ni line of steamships to New Zealand
as the speediest route for loading a
cargo of Australian wool,   NbIbou is
ei long way from tho mining couutry.
On the other hand, if the Kootenay
Lake could be crossed at Knslo it
would bo almost a straight line from
the Crow's Nest to Nakusp,  from
Which place to Fire Valley the road
could easily be built.   If the difficulty of crossing Kootenay Lake can
bie overcome the route via Nukusp
completely fills tbe bill���saving many
hours in time and going through the
vr>ry heart of the mining district, a
railway beiug annul to be commenced
from KiibIo to New Denver, 20 miles
from Nakusp and oonneoted with it
by ti splendid level trail, wbieh was
opened for traffic three weeks ago. It
Will be seen that Nukusp is becoming
Ri formidable rival to Nelson.   It bus
the advantage in situation  nnd in
scenery, and the great consideration
iii its favor is the fact that the town-
site and the country for many miles
north and south of it belong to the
C.P.R., and it will hardly need to be
Btuted that that powerful corporate  .
which has also valuable interests at
Nelson, can make or mar either of j
these ambitious townlets at ita iwn
sweet will, Of course, our sympathies
lie with Nakusp.
���   ... ��� ���,
mamimmmmmamuimmavm  ��..��.,,���.���
and all their sutolitea ure in perpetual
and regular motion, governed by
somo nnseon, master
*������*l Tj-nnir
, ,.ia��,   ii   	
lilt I
contend that wherever this almighty
lining (or force) is situated, He takes
no part or interest in onr little lives
on this planet.   Whether our future
slate will bring us under His notice
uo mortal cau toll, ns none who lmvo
cast off mortality have ovor returned
to toll us, or oven given a sifr.ii of
their existetico in another state, tbe
spiritualist humbug notwithstanding,
Can all men accept the liiblo as
the Word of Cod by mero faith alone?
Are Christ's words to bo used merely
as empty phrases, or can tbey be put
to practical use?   An ounce of practice is worth a ton of tboory.   If
Christ is truthfully reported in the
liiblo Ho says many things which
lead tho seeker astray.    How so?
lieonusii the earnest convort accepts
all Christ's promises,  believes in
kveiiv word, olioys I'vi'iiv command,
Uo is told to "ask his Father in
heaven" for help iu allliction, etc.
He doos so, in the strong bolicf tbat
his prayer will be answered.   But an
the tedious years drag their woary
length along and no answer --unless
an augmentation of thc aflliction can
be called an answer, giving a stone
where bread is asked for���the seeker
begins to believe that he has beon on
the wrong taok all those years, and
bye and bye he oomes to tho sorrowful conclusion that tho words ho bad
so much faith in aro mere figures of
speeoh; of no practical use. If, then,
Christ's promises aro of no avail He
oannot be the God He claimed to bo,
If the divinity of Christ bo untrue,
then the whole Bible must be put
on a level with any other collection
of ancient books.   It is a good book,
but it is full of contradictions, so
muoh so that scores of different sects
���some of them as opposite as tbe
poles���have no difficulty in founding
their particular creed on some portions of it.   Agaiu, the Bible extols
the Almighty as a God of love and
meroy,   Where does the love and
meroy appear when He orders the
army of the Israelites to massacre
every man, woman and innocent
child,  and   even  the unoffending
cattle, inhabiting the land they were
about to grab?
How many of "God's ohildren" go
on year after year asking for bread
and receiving a stone?  Thousands I
Many of them may hold on believing
to the end and pass away with their
prayers unanswered.  Others give it
up, because they find there is no
truth in it.  Most Christians say you
must not expect an answer in this
life. Why, then, do they pray? But
Christ does not say that.   He distinctly orders mon to take their griefs
and afflictions to God, with a OEB-
tainti of relief; but it is tbe failure
of that relief, or of any recognition
from God at all, which drives would-
be believors into saying "there's
nothing iu it," and not the machinations of tbe devil, as Eome fanatics
would havo us believe.  What power
would the devil have over the world
if God (or Christ) would only fulfill
the promises made to man?   Why,
" Othello's   occupation   would   be
gone."    The devil would have to
betake  himself  off to some other
planet���Jupiter,  Mars   or   Saturn.
But bad those promises referred to
the next life Christ should have said
so.   No one would then have had
auy false hopes raised, and no doubts
could possibly have arisen as to tbe
truth of His words,   In conclusion
iet me inform "En Passant'' that be
has made a great mistake in claiming
Thomas CaiTyle as an infidel.���Yours
truly, WANDERER,
Carpenter Creek. Slooan Luko,
II.     jN.     C OURS I El
10 0 R g
JOWETT & HAIG, Auctioneers.
We nre authorized by tho Chief
Commissioner of Lands und Works,
on behalf of tbe Province of British
Oolumbia, to offer for Side by Public
Auction, tbo Government Townsite of
New Denver (Eldorado City), at the
month of Carpenter Creek, Slooan
Luko, West Koolenay District, B.C.,
on Wednesday, July 20th, 1892, nf
11 o'olook a.m. Terms, one-third
ciish, one-third in six months und one-
third in twolvo months, with interest
ul I! per cout, per milium on deferred
payments. Crown grants, $G eaoh.
Lots 50ft, by 180ft.
Now Denvor is the coniinei'i-iiil centre and natural outlet for the ores of
the great Slooan milling district.
For plans and particulars apply to
Jowett -X* Haig*)
Front Street, Iievelstoke, IS. C. *,  or
No. 1 Josephine Street, Nolson,U.G.
J. E. WALSH & Co.,
Clearing Charges paid on
Freight for Sloean Lake.
Hav and Grain for sale
Revelstoke Station Post Office.
General Commission
Passengers billed through from
For Coupon Tickets apply to
C. &K.Nav. Co.
Nakusp House,
Stoves, Tinware, Crockery, Glassware, Carpets.
Doors, Windows, Builders' Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varnishes.
Bakery in connection with Store.
Beautifully situated on tbe Lake
sbore at tbe entrance to tbe best and
shortest road to tbe Sloean mincH aud
New Denver. Tbe best fishing and
bunting iu tbe district, with grand
boating aud sketching facilities for
tourists and artists,
The BaaR is supplied with the
Best brands of wines,liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of tbe best.
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co,
Revelstoke Station.
-i'ON |
[from otm own i or
A petition to tbe Provincial Government, praying that the present
trail to Sloean Lake be made into a
wagon road, is being circulated
throughout West Kootenay, and has
already received close upon 200 Big",
natures. The increasing traffic to
New Denver warrants this being
done at once, the pack train bi /
altogether inadequate, Freight) i (
then bo taken through for l/t cent!
per lb. The C P.R, and the loam
boat company should make tr >ng
representation to tl," (iove ami
as to the ii i ��� nit; I ��� kg a road,
both oompaniea being interested to
a large extent, whilo tho 0
la id il N'��������� D : ">' would be gn atly
enhanced in value,
.1, E. Walsh and Geo, Laforme are
���x irking hard with their pack i,    >
hut thoy cannot carry every kind of
We huve now several fine buildings
completed, notably the " Nakusp
House," by Cowan k Maddt n, Ratb'
well's Hotel, Thomas's Eotel, U. E.
Lemon's -tore, Bourse Bros.' Btore,
.(. E. Walsh k Co.'a feed store and
--tables, offloes and dwelling j Dave
Cowan's blacksmith Bhop, Holiaan's
real estate ollice, MoDongall'a dwelling, and three now building are
just, oommenced,
I,ot�� are Belling rapidly, nearly the
whole of lhe land oloarod having
heen disposed of,
Pishing is excellent jn
West Kootenay, B.C. ���
Close to Station, Post nnd Tolgrapb
C, N. NELLES & CO., Fr'ps.
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Conducted as a first-plans Hotel, the
comfort of visitors being tbe
first endeavor of tbe
Bathbooms ami bvisry Conveotekce.
Railwav Men's Requisites.
Furniture & Undertaking.
[addressed to the editor. ]
The Editor oannot he reap ns
opinions expressed by  i rrei pondents,
The Truth <>!' the Bible,
gOt,���"En Passant" appears to he
a-devont, trusting man, with no desire to investigate for himseli lest his
researches should throw another and
a clearer light upon the origin of the
lJibln lie so blindly an,I implicitly
trusts him.   Yet if he be happier in
Bnch blind faith who can blame him?
for happiness is the ignis fatnns we
are all necking after, and to tbe non
Inquiring dormant nature blind faith
and trust in some imagined might), '
protecting, omnipotent, power is the
acme of happiness    it is not really
necessary to their happiness whether
thai power be existent or not.   It is
only necessary that they believe it I
to BE.   I must oouoede tho greater
part of the evidence "En Passant"
brings forward as to the goodness of'
that book.    Vet. bo does  not touch
the question at issue.    Any olhnr
good hook, if believed  in  and followed to lbe snme,  extent, wonld
show  just  as  good   results  as be
claims for the Bible.   But I must
repudiate one or two of his stale
ments.   My favorite anthors are not  in thu barroom of Thomn   , I
Kepi for use of guests and residonls.
The scenerj around [llecillewaet is
unsurpassed for grnndonr,and tourists
Ihi Merchants' Hotel one of
the ner' comfortable and beBt equipped in lonntnine,
oo,,:, STABLING.
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
' '  '.,'���, ',; '".io
Ei press, arrives in.Ml daily.
Pacific       " "     16.52   "
Cheapest, most reliable and wife
rout, to Montr al,Toronto, St, l'aul,
jo,    ',',������.'.   Y'oik   and    Boston,
���V, to |10lower Mem iinyothur
pfioiti ed (loloni    Ours, in
o i," ii I'ortnr, for the iieeomino
i of P'lABHng     li Idiiig  nd
\>    ���-..������'   booked lo |
A. 30WET
All orders by mail or
express promptly
All descriptions ol
gold and Biivor.
Notary Publio
Voltaire, Tom Paine and [ngorso
I have never road those authors to
any extent, with thc oxoeption ol tho
latter's speeches in the newspapers,
Neither do I hold that there is no
Ood. There mum, be a Bupromo head
t$i tho universe, for all Iho worlds
splendid catol I
made in the hay and lab i  the B h   ! "
wi ighi ig fi - a 21b, ip i wl Low I ���
'[ le posl oilioe,   it pr  en     ���������.���'���
but. some pi ople think ihal   hi
not n (il place for a po I
urn oomplaiui ..   ��� i
,11  Europi an   |	
ik  dei
ited via
llipan-, '1 ttbuloHC
[tipansTab tion
thud lin
I  , r]-|i
1'  li
;.   ion given
I)  !    ,, |()\\ \.
'      ,.ii,
Depot, Iievelstoke.
Timber and  Real  Estate Brokers and General
Commission  Agents,
lonvoynnccB, Agreements, Bill of Stile, Mining Bonds, etc, drawn np
l; irli and Accounts Collected ; V uing Claims Dough and Sold ; Abbobb-
���   ni work on Mining Clainn Allen to; Patents Applied for, Eto,, Etc,
,       .       ;      ; '...I'i'' >'('l     ,'���!", rS,
Lots on I
Mnchinerv, I c
of liivei loke for Sal" and Wanted, Agonts tor Mining


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