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YUil.   iai.
XV i
J-aljO -. V^ilta-.,
FEBRUARY 20, 1392.
No. 36.
U-J^ji'Aili       JjiauiaVilAlaVi.J.��aC'iJl
Itoynl Mail Lines.
CHEAPEST &  QUICKEST ROUTE
TO THE OLD COUNTRY.
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.Jan. 23rd
.Feb. Oth
Dominion Liue,
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Labi-ndor I'''1'- j:ilh
From Bostou
Beavor Li- o.
Luke Oiiiiirio Feb. * '
laiilu- Winnipeg Feb, llth
From iew Vo It
Ali.it -State line
Stale nl' Nebraska Ian. 28th
White Star lin*3.
Teutonic Jen, 20tb
Britannic Jan, '27th
Mujcbtic Feb. 3rd
Cabin ��40, Wo. 850, SOO, $70, S80 upwards.
Iutermediale, &o ; St -erage, ��20.
Passengers tick' ted thron-ch lo all
points in Great Britain und lnduud, and
nt special!* lev rates to,all ,��ir!s of th,'
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from nil
poii ts.
Apply-tO|Uearcst steamship.or railwaj
agent; to
I. T. Bra-water,
AOHNT, RlJVEIiSTOKB;
or to Roiieut Kerb, General Passenger
Agent. Winnipeg.
IT TIT I     pPtOQ
REVELSTOKE.
BUTCHERS
AND WHOLESALE   ANllllETAIL DEALERS IN
BEEF, l'OKK,  ETC.
C.P.B.Fft?��T-
REVELSTOKE.
F. McCarthy   - -   -    Prop.
First-olaes Temperance House.
Boakd and LonaiNo $5  Per Week.
MEADS, 25c.      UEDS 25c,
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords Iirst class accommodation,
THE
COLUMBIA HOUSE,
REVELSTOKE. B.C.
Tbe largest and most, central Hotel in
tbe oity ; good aooommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached j lire proof safe,
BROWN & CLARK,
Proprietors,
FREE BUS' AT ALL   TRAINS
Stockholm House
JOHN STONE, Prop.
The Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords,
Tbe bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wines, liquors nud cigars,
THE
WE TELL
about Seeds. We will fend
you Freeour Seed Annual
J for iSo2, which tells
  THE WHOLE
AyM "I
We illustrate and give
prices in this Catalogue,
which is handsomer than
ever.  It tells
NOTHING BUT THE
Write for it to-day,
D.M.FERtfY&CO..Wlnasor,Ont.
CAUTION.
EACH PLUG OF THE
Myrtle Navy
IS MARKED
rv
T.   &   B.
In Iti'oii/.c Li-Kits,
NONE   OTHER  IS  GENUINE,
Is hereby giv.n, thai application
will In mude lo ihe Legi li ve -
sriiiliiy oi Briiish 0 bu il i: for uu
Act to iueoij orate a Company with
powers to construct, operate nnd
maintain n sv teni ol Electric Power
nud Ligiiiiujj Si i . ii or-, aud Plant,
with the uec-senry appliances, at
.sonic couveuii nt point or points on or
ni'jii lent to eitiier or both of the No
Kiii-p , i il j'.ii s-Kiinux Creeks, in tbe
Iii irii't of Wi.-t Kootenay, in the
Province of Rritish Columbia ; also
with powers to construct, maintain
and operate Tramways on nnd along
ii,. e.isl sii of llie Upper Arrow
Li ke,   or th    purp >se ul  ciiitj iug
pasni ngers uud fn ighl fron inl or
poinl ��� ;n or near the mouth of the
iiio. -said creeas to any poiut or points
wilhin a radius of 1 went \ -live (25)
mill a therefrom, or from and to any
point or pi kits within the sitid radius,
and to coot-tract, operate and maintain any branch linos in connection
therewith; aiso with power to take
iiini use the waters of the aforesaid
creeks for the purposes degenerating
Electricity to be used as a motive
power for the said Tramways or other
uoiiis ol the applicants, or to be
[supplied by the applicants to consumers as a motive power for any
purposes for whioh it may be applied
or required, with power to the applicants to construct and muintidn
buildings, erections, weirs, dams,
Humes, raceways, or other works iu
connection therewith, for utilizing,
improving aud increasing the water
privileges, aud also to enter upon aud
expropriate lauds for a site for power
houses, stations, flumes, tramway
lines and subways, or such other
works as may ue necessary ; also to
erect, lay, construct and maintain all
necessary works, buildings, pipes,
flumes, poles, wires, appliances or
conveniences necessary or proper for
tbe generating and transmitting of
Eieokioity or power, and supplying
the same, and tbe construction and
operation ot tramway liues and all
other such powers nnd privileges as
may be necessary or expedient in tbe
premises.
A. tit. G. HAMERSLEY,
Solicitor for the Applicants.
Dateu tbis 27lh uay of January,
1892.
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a-aST
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PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S
OFFICE.
HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-
Governor lias been pleased to make
tbe following appointments:���
Gib Pe.iruary, 1892.
MosES Ll'Miiv, Esquire, J.P., to bo
a Stipendiary Magistrate for tho
Coimiy of Yale; Gold Commissioner
for that portiou of the Yale Electoral
District whioh is bounded on the east,
by the western boundary of tbe West
Kooteuay Electoral Dis'riot, ou tho
south by tlie International Boundary,
on the west by the 120th meridian, nud
on the north by the southern limit of
the Railway Belt; Government Agent
and R< gistrar under and to carry out
the "Marriage Act" for theOkiinagon
Polling Division of the Yale Electoral
District; and Assistant Commissioner
of Lands and Works for the Osoyoos
(Land) Division of the Yale Districl,
vice Walter Dewduey, deceased.
SALE OF NELSON LOTS.
NOTICE IS HEREBY RIVEN,
that r public auction sale of Government lots iii the Town of Nelson,
West Kooteiriy, will be held at Nelsou on or about the 2Utb dny of April
next.
Full particulars will bo published
at a later date.
P.G.VERNON,
Chief Commissioner of Lands uud
Works.
Lands and Works Depurtmeut, Victoria, R.C., February lUtli, 1892.
CLOMiNG  OUT SALE.
It neiug our intention to close our
Revelstoko Business, wo aro offering
onr Slock at VERY   MUCH   REDUCED
PHICE8
FOR   CASH
Customers wil! find il to their advantage I" give ns ii call nt their earliest
convenience,
,1, Fred. Huinc aV Co,
'."���
$avSaa.a'S
tax notice.
NOTICE 13 HEREBY GIVEN,
that Assessed nnd Provincial Revenue
Tuxes for 1892 nre now due and pay-
a,a,- ill my oflico, at the Court Bouse,
Rovelstoke, at tho following rates:���
If paid on ok i i ii ro': i; tiik 30th
June���
One-half of one per rent  on assessed
value of real estate.
One-third if one per 11 ut. on assessed
vain, oi personal prop irty.
One half of one per cent, mi the income of every pi nun of $1,600 nnd
over.
Two per cenl. on the assessed value
of wild land.
11- paid on ok AFTiii: tiik 1st July
Two-thirds of one per cent, on assessed
v;il ue of real estate.
One-half of one per cent, on assessed
value of personal property.
Three-quarters of one per cent, on lho
income of every person of $1,500
and over.
Two-and-one-hulf per cent, on assessed
valuo of wild laud.
Provincial revenue tax, ��3 per capita.
J, IflRKUP,
Assessor and Collector for tbe Revelstoko Division of West Kooteuay
District.
Revelstoke, Feb. 8th, 1892.
NOTICE
Is hereby given, thai 00 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following described laud iu tbe district
of West Kooteuay, viz.:
Big Cottonwood Island, situated at
lho mouth of the Columbia River,
where it empties into Upper Arrow
Lake, containing an area of 100 acres
more or less.
(Signed)
ROBERT HOWSON.
Revelstoke, Feb. llth, 1892.
DONALD NOTES.
[fhom our own cokiiespondent]
Mr. H. E. Bensloy, who has been
away ou a trip to Calgary for a few
days, tins returned to town.
S'-veriil cases of La Grippe have
appeared iu town. Fortunately, bow-
ever, none of tbem are of a very
serious nature.
Arrangements ure boing made for
a supper to bo held on St. Patrick's
Dm. The management of tho affair
is in the lum, s of soverul cf the employees in ihe G.P.R, shops,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Baker have
returned from the coast, Mr Baker
haviug performed the hist sad duty
of taking tbe remains of lho late Mr,
Cooke, of Vauoouver, through to
Brockville, Out., for interment,
A snowshoe tramp had been
arranged to take place on Monday
night, Imt owing to the inclemency
of tho weather it iiad to be postponed. Several members of tlie club,
however, were out 'lining the week.
There was the usual large attendance at the Quadrille Club on Tuesday evening. The music wus good,
but hardly up to the average, owing
to the absence of Mr, J. Siirrett, who
Iihb been the mainstay in that department siuco tlie commencement of tho
seuson,
The funeral of Mrs. Ilnrto, who
died on Friday,, the 12th inst., took
placo on Sunday last. The burial
service was conducted by the Rov.
O. P, Way. The body, which was
borne to its lust resling-placo by
members of the Oddfellows' Lodge
(of which Mr. llurte is a piomiueiit
member), wus followed by a la-'ge
number of people, and expressions
of regret and condolence with Mr,
Harte nro heard on evory side.
Mrs. Vermileyea, who is travelling
for a firm of corset makers in Toronto, was summoned for trading
without a licence, Tho summons
was served by Constable Redgrove,
It appears that Mrs. Yenuileyea,
being in ignorance of tbo law,
neglected to take out tho required
licence. The plea of ignorance, of
course, docs uot justify the neglect
iu tlio eye of tho law, but it would
have been better hud Constable lied-
gravo used a littlo moro discretion
and consideration in Borving the
summons, Under lho circuniHtances
his utter want of both wus most pronounced,
Of late Mr. Thomas Forest, the
genial proprietor of tlio Forest
Houso, has been grievously troubled
by lhe uightli advent of a family of
skunks, whioh bad undermined lhe
lower regions of tlio house. Resolving to got rid of tlio unwelcome
Intruders, be laid some poison with
great care an 1 retired for the night.
In the morning no breakfast bell was
needed to amuse the iuiuates or cull
llipm to the morning meal, for th"
snnnle reason thai those who still
remain il in tbe house did not feel
ljke eating any. The cause was not
fur to si ek���live line specimens of
'In- ueiius skunk lay dead, All the
boarders bine, for ihe nonce, beeu
compelled to seek fresh holds and
pastures new. However, the bouse
lias now been thoroughly fumigated,
mi i "Tom' is anxiously consulting
the catalogues of several of thu leading fur dealeis.
LOCAL NEWS.
Old newspapers for sale at the
Staii ollice.
Mr, Coryell, of tho firm of Coryell
k Burnyeat, civil engiueera and surveyors, Vernon, is stopping at the
Central Hotel,
Messrs. ,1, Fred. Heme k Co, nre
about to sell out their Revelstoke
business, and are advertising for a
purchaser.
Owing to making room for the
long letter signed "Plnbinu" wo are
compelled to omit our article on
Revelstoke this week.
Rev. Mr. Ladner will preach tomorrow in tbe Methodist Church,
morning ut 1U.30, evening at 7.30.
All arc cordially invited.
Tho thermometer has reached np
to 45 dig. in the shade two er three
duys this week, and it must have
been somewhere ubunt 80 iu the sun.
Mr. Johu Dover (Hunt k Dover,
jewelers, Donald uud Nelson), who
bad been several ilu\s iu towu, left
ou Thursday eveniug's express for
the coust.
"Woman's Work" comes to us all
the way irom Athens, Georgia, aud
is full of good things, Ladies, mar-
lied or siugle, will Uo well to get a
sample copy.
We are compelled to hold over the
report of tho deputation appointed
by tbe meeting last night to interview Mr. Mara, M.P., and wbo ao-
eompuuicd bim as far as the (ihi.-icr
this moruiug on bis way to Ottawa.
Mr. Jas. McDonald returned to
town this week after two months'
ubseuce in tbe States, tbe greater
part uf which was spent in Seattle,
whero 1   But as "Jim" returns
aloue, the bo\s are begiuuing to
believe they nave been sold.
Mr. W. J, Law, tailor, has arrived
from New Westminster with his
family, and is located at the Station,
next door to McCarty's butcher shop.
Mr. Law is realty for business, uud
he anticipates u great deal of it thin
spring. His business card will appear uext week.
Tbe concert which was postponed
from last week will be held at the
Schuolhouse next Wednesday evening, when it is hupe.ii u large audience will be present. The pro-
gi aiuum is a goon oue, some of the
b si talent in tbe neighborhood
assisting, The chair wilt be taken
at 8 o'clock.
"The Amateur Sportsman," 6 College i'luce, New i'oik, a muntbiy
magazine devoted to every kiud of
sport, coitiiiius ibis mouth inuuy interesting narratives loucniug un the
subj ct. Spurtsuieu will obtain a
grout deul of i-jforinatiou from its
paxes. The subscription price is $1
a year, or 10 cuuts u single copy.
A sample ol grey copper aud native
silver ore from tbe vicinity of Sloeau
Lake bus just passed through tbo
liunds of the provincial assayist at
Viotoria, and ran up to 173-1 ;'4 oz. of
silver to tho ton. 'ibis is one of the
lii.sl smiiph'H of silver ore that lias
been assayed iu thai city for u -inui-
ber ui years, There is a Urge quantity uf the same quality ore iu the
ledge,
Our old friend Morgan David lias
been sick, lie has gained a victory
over La Grippe, but lie came out of
the fray minus bis buir. He hud to
put, un his bat for his nearest ao��
qiiainiancos to recognize him lust
Wednesday night, lie Bays tbat the
big lm cup he curried ou his recent
siiowsb'ie journey to thu Arrow Lake
was mil loaded ; sn it could hardly
have been the cuiise oi Moigau
losing his bead���no, bis hair,
Tho Winnipeg 0 unniereial comes
to hand this week with a splendidly
got up supplement in the shape of
an extra double number, illustrated
with several cuts el mountain, city,
and farm scenery, iu addition to
colored and ornamental designs. The
typo is new and elegant, tbe workmanship of tlio best, aud the whole
number will compare with any pro
duel ion of the same class ou the
continent, Ds market quotations
and trade notes are always reliable.
So many towns, hamlets and camps
in Koolenay and Okanagan are advertising their attractions in the
const dailies lhat it would uot boa
bad idea [or R ivelstoke to go and do
likewise, Suoh places as Nelson,
Sloean, Kaslo, Vernon, ke., aro putting in big ads. to attract investors
Our town ou the Columbia has at
least the one great desideratum for a
plnoo of residence���a healthy situation.   Add to tbis tbe beuelits of
very mild wint rs, graudenr of'
mountain Boenery, frnitfulneas of
boil, steamboat and railnaj facilities,
aud nearness to the new eldorado, in
fact the dooway to the mining district, aud we have such a hatch of
recommendations as very few towns
in B.C. can show.
On Thursday night there will take
plaee at Bourne's Hall the great
e nit of tlie seio-on���the "L -up Year
Jjuii" of ihu RuveUtoke Quadrille
Club. As Ihis is tbeir tirst big effort
uo pains will be spared to make it a
sueeess, uud those wh) aru well
acquainted with the euergentio seo-
rotary uud president of the club will
liu.e no far of the result, Good
music has been obtained, uud as for
the floor���there is uoue better. The
tic,,, is arc 92, aud tbe openiug march
will be at 8.30 sharp.
Some tobaccos spurt nn in the pipe
while smoking, with little crackling
explosions, This is caused by the-
addition of f reign mi,Iter to assist
tbe combustion, When the purity
of the tobacco is not tampered witb^
and it bus been properly taken care
of, tbis combustible foreigu mutter
is wholly unnecessary. For iu that
case it burns at a lower temperature
than almost auythiug else. Nothing
of this kiud is seen in smoking the
"Myrtle Navy," It burus with a.
steady combustion throughout.
"Prospector" writes to the Vic-*
toriu Daily News :���"As ibe friend
of u purchaser of Nelson town lets,
nt un auction held in this city some,
two years since, I am iu a position
to say that the lots there purchased
are md situate! iu tbe town ol Nelson proper, but in u suburb of the
same, and quite remote from the
courthouse, postoflice. eto. No explanation is neeessui-y," This is tbe.
most innocent of all the dodges that
have beeu worked by the unscrupulous "boomers'' of Noison. If tbo
first corrupt real estate man���the
uotorious Ananias���could ouce more
return to this terrestrial sphere he
would certainly take up his residence at Nelson, as being the most
congenial spot on earth.
Last Saturday night the members
of tbe Selkirk Snowshoe Club to the
number of thirty-two turned out for
a trump, and they presented a very
interesting appearance as they went
by iu pairs, many of the gentlemen
carrying lights. Their destination
was the deserted shack about a mile
up the river, where they spent a
couple of hours "tripping it on the
linht fantastic," one or two musicians
beiug among the number. After refreshments were served, tracks were
made for home, and on reaching
Mn'n Street tbe trutnpers made "the
welkin riug" with three hearty
cheers, and then quietly dispersed.
Last night tbe club bad a supper
and dance at Bourne's Hall, wnen
over forty members attended, fifteen
ladies. After u most pleasant evening the party broke up at midnight.
Tbe Beluiour-Gray Company, from
Vancouver, performed iu Bourne's
Hall ou Wednesday night to a
crowded house. A Bough Diamond,
in which tbe abilities of Miss Kate
Dalgleish as ".Margery" and Mr. C.
M. Gray as "Cousin Joe" were conspicuous, was followed by Muldoon's
Picnic. The audience appeared well
pleased, and ^avu two encores to Mr.
F.auk R. Armstrong iu his well-
rendered song. Tbe get-up of tho
various actors was perfeot, but there
were two great drawbacks���the stage
was ouly a foot high, permitting ouly
tiie beads of the performers to be
��een from the rear seats, aud the
very gr, ut defect of scant stage fur-
cishiugs, ull their scenery baving
boon sent ou to Calgary, where tbe
company will play six uigbts. Tbe
amount taken at the doors hub about
$1-10.
RiiVJELSTOKJi!
QUADRILLE CLUB
WILL HOLD THEIR
LEAP YEAR BALL
at
BOURNE'S  HALL
ON*
THURSDAY   EVENING
At 8.:110 p.m.
W. F. TEETZEL,
IIkvklstoke & Nklsox,
CHEMIST AM) DRUGGIST
A Full and Complete Lino of
DRUGS, PATENT MEDICINES,
Toilet Articles, Wall Paper, .te,
AT EASTERN PRICES.
IW Cigars at Wholesale, Jf$
Havmomi Sewing Machines kept
in stock, A Winter Sons*,
The son -now whirls like a ring-dovo s feather,
't'hpt is tossed and blown bv the breath ol
Hay;
An if. hand holds tho brook In totlicr.
The -ul wind dlrgos tho passing days
Bub you, love, unit I, love, happy together,
Laugh though the skies lie gray.
Mirth anil joy nre Ihe draughts wc mingle,
.\nrl pledge King Winter a lusty reign ;
Wo pile tho logs on lhc run ring ingle,
Wc tune lhc lute lo n lover's strain,
Anil marry song to the strings anil tingle
With never ancle of pain,
They say that May is llie month formating
When  tho leaves break and tlie songster
woo ;
*Wc wish nil well in Iheir weary wailing
For lhc piod-groen meads and llie urchins
blue;
Hut there's life anil love in these airs elating,
And this is llie time for two!
[Clinton Seollard.
THE PEOFESSOE'SSKELETON.
The Professor was a good man, a man of
unimpeachable diameter and reputation- a
man who had never been known to make a
mistake, and also a man who was thoroughly aware of the fact. No much for himself.
For bis abilities���lie knew his work, and
to do il, he likewise knew a good deal
about other people's work, nnd, as far as he
conveniently could, insisted upon its being
done too. Without going into details, it
will readily lie understood ibat, though undoubtedly a useful man in his day and
generation, the Professor was by no means
a popular one ; and il was over one of his
latest interdicts that his wife and his stepdaughter were conferring one rainy morning
in tbe solitude of the best parlour.
" It is of 110 iiso whatever, my dear; he
will not even discuss the question. I am
very sorry for you ; but I don't see any
help for it."
" Vou give way to him a great deal too
much, mother.   If be had one shadow of
on-imon-sense   on his side, it would bo
Bother story.   It's too laic now to pass
kings over in that high-handed fashion."
Mary
Andrews spoke with sonic beat.
Had she not good cause ': Her first lover,
unexceptionable in all respects, had appeared upon the scene ; and without rhyme or
reason, the Professor had put down his foot
and refused lo countenance any such proceeding.
" Why ! why ? In my days, young people diil not presume to question tlie why and
wherefore of their guardian's conduct; it
ought to be sufficient for you that I have
good reasons of my own, Mary," he had
told her when she tried to argue the matter. I
'��� But it's not sufficient," returned .Mary.
" I'm too old to be treated that way, papa.
If you have anything against him, you must
tell on- straight and plain,"
" Well, for onething," "began the Professor, burly driven to bay���for one thing, Ids
manner is objectionable. 1 dislike that light
jesting'style exceedingly. 1 believe him to
lw incorrigibly careless and superficial; and
J ih not spe.ik without observation. Then
he is wanting in the commonest courtesy of
* gentleman ; I caught Iiini only the other
aiay with a grossly caricatured representation of myself on his ilesk. You may think
Ui,'.se trivial matters, my dear ; but straws
show (be way the wind blows."
Tlie Profossor had been edging towards
lh<- door as lie spoke ; with the last wrird,
he vanished from the room. Willi all his
learning, he was not altogether above such
devices : and Mary quite understood that,
Mid made up her mind to resume the discussion tlie very first opportunity ; not so was
tr.e Professor to dispose of her views and
feelings, whatever he might do with hei
mother's.
Discretion is said le bo the better part of
valour. Dr. Dow did nol appear again
thai dny. Where or how he spent the
���Lime was a matter best known to himself;
but for many days afterwards it was impossible to secure the smallest chance of an
interview with him. Mary met her lover
on tbe Park road one afternoon, aud owned,
with mingled wrath an.l irritation, tlmt
ndiiirs were still as before. She had been
ibk; to accomplish nothing in the way of
bringing the Professor to a mure satisfactory state of mind.
"J am sorry to say it of anyone connected
vni.b you, Mary," remarked the young man
est, rely j " but there is a good deal of stub-
boi-i less in your respected stepfather's
ownuesition,   he  will neither be led nor
'��� It was, my dear, and put into the cab.
I never yet met with a woman who knew
where the wraps went, or if there were any
at all.   It lakes a man "	
Mrs, Dow did not wait to hear the rest,
had probably board it before. She went
back into the dining-room, where a further
consignment of packages was stacked upon
the table, and began to strap up an overflowing bag.
" Xow, mother, " said Mary warningly,
" that is not work for your lingers. Where
is papa, that lie can't';"	
" Hush I He's counting up tlie boxes.
You know it takes aman "���
" Oil yes; 1 know all about that," laughed Mary, finishing the refractory straps
herself. "Now, mother, we will just go
and put ourselves into the first cab, and
leave tlie " man " to wind up any way that
pleases him."
She swept her mother out of the chaos,
past the energetic t'rofessor���who was expounding the first principles of leverage to
a sulky porter���into the roomiest cab,
whence they looked out at the rest of the
performance with rather malicious satisfaction on Mary's part,
It came to an end at last, Tbe Professor,
with bis hands under his coat-tails, looking
not at all unlike a dignified bantam cock,
strutted round the various rooms, turn-l
the key in the frontdoorwithhis nwnl, mil,
and descended the steps. One foot in the
cab ho paused and looked S" - "liingly at his
wife. " Isabella, where was my study coat
packed?"
"Oh dear,"cried Mrs Dow, stricken into
dire confusion and consternation ; " I do
believe it hasn't been packed at all; it's
hanging up in that dark closet behind your
study."
"I knew il I" ejaculated her husband.
Tlie coat iu question was a baggy venerable
garment, of a nondescrip greenish hue, but
dear beyond price to the heart of its owner.
The holiday would have been no holiday
without it,and the whole estiiblishnion knew
that very well; hence the Professor felt that
here was solid ground for a grievance at
last. He waved tlie cabman aside and went
back into the house.
"Tako care of the matches, dear," his
wife cried aftor him.
Dr Dow stalked majestically in without
cecded leisurely in the direction of Ids own   coming in with merely a candle would not
house.   Not very far from it, ho nnexpeet-  notice any difference,
edly and rattier unwillingly came upon John
Oricrson. The young man was turning a
corner sharply, and the pair almost came
into collision. There was nu loophole for
pretending they had not observed each
othor; Mr, Grierson at any rate wanted no
loophole ; it was a chance not to bo lightly
lost.
" Ah, Dr. Dow, I am lucky to have met
you," he said. " I thought you were in the
country."
" So we are. A committee meeting
brought mo in for the day���that is all,"
quickening his pace as be spoke.
Mr. Greirson quickened his too. "I wanted to tell you that 1 have got that appointment I mentioned ; it will make a very
comfortable addition to my income."
'��� I am glad to hoar it," returned the Professor frigidly, walking up his own doorsteps.���" I wiii bid you good-morning now,
Mr. Grierson; I have to look in here for a
minute or two."
" Thon perhaps you will allow me to wait
for you? I have several other tilings to
speak to you about."
Very reluctantly, the Profossor gave way;
he had the instincts of a gentleman, and
could hardly decline as curtly at his own
door as elsewhere. "The house is elides-
habilk," lie said, opening tlie door with his
latchkey; " but if you like to wait here for
a moment, I will not detain you longer.
Leave tlie door open���it feels uncommonly
close inside."
It certainly did, John Grierson stood in
the doorway, looking thoughtfully out at the
passing cabs and omnibuses, and making up
Ins mind that there shonld be no further begging the question by his proposed father-in-law, If fair means did
not answer, he should be made to
understand in plain Saxon that they would
do without him. At thi-point Mr. Grierson
suddenly became aware of smothered execrations and ejaculations from the regions behind.
" Hullo! is anything the matter?" he called out. "Burglars Good gracious I" He
had found his way to the little passage
behind tlie study. Dr. Dow was there,
clutching at the door into the dark closet,
from which a lurid light shone. The air from
-Mr. Grierson laughed,
make assurance doubly
vouchsafing a backward glance ; he passed j it was like a blast from a furnace ; but the
the dining-room door, Ids study door, and j interior was like unto no furnace either of
turned up a dim narrow passage ; tlie closet tbem had ever seen,
door was at the end, a big dark cavern, that The gas had been burning in the closet
served as a general rcceptade for lumber, | since the day lhe family left town ! The
and all the odils and ends of the household. I Professor bud neglected to turn it nil before
The Professor tumbled over two trunks, and
knocked bis hat oil against sonic sharp projection, before it occurred to him to dive into his coat-tail pocket for a match. Then
bo discovered that the uiifi-ieudlyprojection
had been tho gas bracket, and that theshook
had knocked oil'the burner. No matter; it
was only one more annoyance.   Ho lighted
lie locked the closet door !   And there it
was, the smoking gas jet���without a burner
���flaring away, as it had flared day and night,
since the house was shut up. How the house! l���(] unnecessarily.
itself had escaped entire destruction was a
mystery  not to he explained.   From wall
and coiling of tlie closet, from shelves and
pegs and crates and garments, hung waving
the humorless pipe and proceeded to look j pendicles of soot. Every box and bundle
for his coat. There it was, not even decently was crusted with it, even to the hoarded
hung up���just thrust out of sight and mind j floor; and the luckless Professor stood gaz-
behind an empty crate. The Professor i ing helplessly in at the havoc ho had aocoin-
carried it out into the lobby and sorrowfully : plished.
viewed the creases hy the light of day. Mr. Grierson gave vent to a prolonged
" Papa I"���it was Mary's voice at the front, whistle. " Phew I if that's the plight your
door iu a tone of indignant expostulation��� servants leave behind them, I'd make a clean
" do you know we have only fifteen minutes j sweep of them, every one. Why, the place
left to got to tlie station? It's no use going ' might have heen burned down three times
at all if you don't come now���thia minuter j over."
Dr. Dow gathered up the maltreated coat |    -'It was I who left it,' gasped the con-
under his arm.   His papers, bis umbrella��� j victed master, "not the servants."
where were they ? What way was this for a     " 0-h !''
mail to sol oil'to his well-earned rest? In! " 1 wouldn't have had it happen for ton���
a fever of justifiable impatience at the utter twenty���fifty poinds," panted the Profos-
unreasonableness of all things animate and sor.   "I have always been so particular
inanimate on this particular morning, the about anything of that kind, and now "	
Professor turned and locked tbo closet door. He broke oil' with a groan that expressed
-.which bad swung to of its own accord ��� ' more than words.
| aiid rushed once more into the street. I    Mr. Grierson made no comment; he did
That was the last of the day's minor wjr- illot fecl called upon to express any sympa-
else went wrong.   They did | thy���it was hardly to be expected of him.
"All right. We'll
sure. A plug of
paper wiil keep that pipe oft duty till it's
convenient to put it on again.���Now we
may as well look after some -oap and water
for ourselves; we have put in a fair night's
work."
Whatever John Gricrson's failings might
have been in tlie past, Dr. Dow had
no reason to complain of his doing tilings
by halves on this occasion. He gave
the finishing touches to everything,
swept away all trace of the charwoman's
presence took upon himself the sole responsibility of the cloak transation, and presented himself at the station the next morning
in abundance oi time to hand it in to the
professor's carriage and assure him that detection was impossible.
" I really do not know what to say to
you, Mr. Grierson," said the Professor, uneasily arranging his parcels on the opposite
seat. "You have given yourself a good
deal of trouble over this unfortunate accident. I am almost afraid I lost my balance
slightly yesterday ; but it is so seldom that
anything of that kind has occurred, you
can perliays understan my unwillingness to
have it generally talked about."
" Don't think of it," said Mr. Grierson,
with great politeness. " Very few of us
have contrived to get on ao far without
some kind of skeleton to hide away.���Goodbye ; be sure and tell Mary I'll take a run
over too see her on Saturday."
And somehow���into the details of the
process it is better not to inquire too closely���tlie Professor brought himseli to deliver
the message verbatim. He knew thai that
same skeleton would he a powerful lever in
all coming arrangements.
Some years back���about the juvenile era
of the present generation���it was the universal creed that no good action ever wont
unrewarded, no deed of darkness undiscovered and unpunished. Nevertheless,
there have been many exceptions recorded.
Dr. Dow's skeleton is one of them : months
of quiet dust have gathered undisturbed
about it; no ruthless hand has let in the
light of day, or gas, into tlie dark closet behind the study, and possibly .Mrs, John
Grierson is the only outsider who has ever
heard it whispered that there was any
mystery connected with it. The nearest
appioach In discovery came with the
Christinas bills; even gentle Mrs. Dow was
aghast at tho length of the quarters' gas
account. "It is a perfect imposition,''
she declared indignantly; "we have
not burned the half of It. I
am most careful in seeing lhat it is never
I don't know what the
'rofessor will say when ho sees it."
Bui the Professor coming in just then,
declined to interfere. It was bettor���much
bettor, he said���speaking very feelingly���to
he cheated than to cheat; and if there was
any imposition in the matter, he preferred
to leave it entirely to tho conscience of the
gas company.
It was curious that Mr. Grierson took
much the same view when he saw the bill.
After that, Mrs. Dow had no alternative
but to pay it, though she did it under protest, and with a firm conviction of flagrant
iniquity in high quarters.
THE WORLD OF LABOB,
A Few I'oliils tliiiiil Imliislry.
'Frisco has 5,000 Japs.
Canada has a cigar trust.
Electric heating spreads.
A rice trust is announced.
Driving belts are of paper.
Currycombs are in a trust.
Electric mining is growing.
Japan operates its railroads.
London has (1.1,000 Germans.
Glass-coated bricks are announced.
Paris has eighty-seven daily papers.
London lias KS.OOO newspaper women.
The States have 1,797 distinct railroads.
Chinese gold miners in Nevada get $0 a
day.
Uncle Sam boasts of two negro women
lawyers.
Great Britain has 217,000 union miue
workers.
A Munich microscope will be run by elec
tricity.
l'oles in Prussia want Polish taught in
the schools.
Fireflies iu jars furnish light in the West
Indies.
A Nevada man claims a gun that fires fifteen shots a second.
Around Oldham, Eng., there arc 101 cotton spinning mills,
Spain has consolidated the postoflico and
telegraph business.
Mails may be shipped by electricity from
Brooklyn to New York.
Only citizens who can read and write are
allowed to vote in Bolivia.
New York granite cutters will liavc a
85,000 monument at tlie world's fair.
Everything from a beet to a glass of
champagne is 25 cents in Yokohoina,
Japan.
The State Trades assembly, of New York,
want land assessed after thu single-tax
idea.
The United States lias a capacity for
producing about 15,250,000 pounds of paper
annually,
It is possible to draw platinum and
silver into wire that is linei than the human
lair,
I ries: nothing else went wrong. They did
I not miss the train or lose their luggage.
The rescued coat was tenderly brushed, and
folded up in the rack above. The sunshone
out over browning fields and purpling
heather; the anxious lines faded ou' of Mrs.
Ilow's face ; she moved up a little closer to
her troublesome husband, and both looked
as contented as though their days went by
in one unbroken round of peace and concord. They meant to enjoy their holiday-
time.
The Professor might begrcal in metaphysics,
but in a practical emergency he was nowhere. As far as John Grierson could perceive, they were likely to spend the rest of
the evening gazing at the sooty scene.
" You aro going back by the six train, I
suppose ?" he remarked tentatively.
" How can I go back with a house like
this?" demanded the Professor. "I shall
never hear the last of it, Look at .Mrs.
1 low's cloak j I was to have taken it back
with me.''   He lifted  the edge of the gar-
For the   pair who were  separated there
was ilwaya one grand  resource���the post, ment as bespoke���the fur-lining might liave
Miry wrote endless  letters to her young been composed of black fringe, for any colour
lover ; and neither of them appeared CO be that could be seen.
driven.   Shall we throw b n overboard!  '''""''"telv steeped in misery and despair, Mr Grierson shook his head discouraging-
mil do Without his kind permission ?"           '   itever the    night choose to say on that ly    I m afraid Mrs. Dow will never put that
Mary  shook   her   head   despondently.   ��, and thought lhat wlemn squaring up on again,
"We can't do tlmt,.lol,,.; it ������'i,ns���,',il,.  '.*" lome'   ������*'* ��0,le' ��ad  ''""���"' eoneef- "Inever had amjfortunelikethis inmy
a    .,      ,,,.,.,.  ,  ,.,   ,,                feet.                                                          : life betore,   wailed her unhappy husband.
er too; oesides. lie has a kindly nature , ,,,,,   ,      ,             ..       ,  , '' ,   ���  -
nrfemiath "                                           " It >s entirely for y��ur ���"'��'" ?���""-. n'y '   i*lm"st.as ,0"" thc whol�� Pll*c'!
"Then lie hasamost unpleasant way of dear, 'saidI     -...- I    u   lot ting U ber caughl
showing it on the siiriaoi.'wis :,h��� :,"���:���.   ������*  I'""'"'1      ���    H"   .u      i.-    .-���   ind'
Sec  "I suppose you go off to your muntry '"'T"ughall her arguments and ��� itn ities
-���jsirters next week, and it will be rank
iercsy ior in,- to show my face within twenty
had
miles of the place.   Ry the time ,,
4��.:k. i'.'s hard to say what may have hap,
-pened.
������ I may even have man led into thi
�����' professors myself," laid  Mary di mm   y,
usrl have an infall      tnide ��� -
" I'ii qualify him for three months in
eiul first ':in,' I c rn,'- icross him, ' was Mr
"in'l-,,i, ��� reply.
������ Seriously, John, we can'l sry well
betao iraelvei,   You can write  i often   -
;r..;   like I ll.d the I :���'     l, 111  ������ I   .. I' D
sajlemii square up with the Profei or, he  ire
��� 11 ��� ike it, Hut for thatunluckycaricaturo,
- ��� ��� mighl i ive !"-��� n I ouble of any
kind,   Why di I you risk It?"
������ It was impossible to help it, Mary, If
���iMiiy you had seen him chas ng round with
ithit f.im nu umbrella after mme iniagiti iry
���a-,a, reanl who had I unpered with Ins pap-
en���it was too good to I,.' lost not thai I
i:.i\,, not been sorry enough about il
Ik added In i gra< i r tone,
I,,, ould nol "'��� undone now, and the pair
��� ,,! just to make lhe host of tho po ti n.
t-oi' tho le-xi few days Dr.   flow kept  his
toehold in i pcrfei I whirlw nd of propar
ition thai effei m illy shul nut all hope of
private debate, On Hnndaj he raked up
��� ��� acquaintance at tho other side of tho
-.".in, and spenl tho whole daj thoro i and
..-rn Monday morning, provokingly triumph-
ant, he stood on tho front stops  mrvnying
. train of oabs waiting to convey hi i tarn
md their belongings to tho station, and
keeping a vigilant outlook forposslbloshort.
comings.
" Mary, my dear, ii you would have
.ainie little regard lor neatness, I novor in
bv life saw such a disreputable portmanteau. What was your mother thinking of
rn allow it to go I Unless I look alter ovory
tiring myself"���
" Richard, did you notice if that roll of
ring was carried out?" interrupted Mrs.
Dow from behind.
If I believed the \ in to be worl
of yon, m at w iu! I elcomehii nto " e
family mi re fullj it 1 have been un
������ "���".' one redeeming poinl iboul
him . ind I sho dd hi I tiling, mosl miser
ably failing in my duty to you if, ior tiie
sake of presi nl pe* - i I il owed you to
sacrifice your future, D i nol speak to mo
,  ...a i..,.".    :, ���. de ir, I beg of
Olcourso ill tl     reported to
- , laifaithfullj: return,to
di   ii.. 'I,; ightj   i"" I ';, il       '   pre
i lailj
existen e, " It ho wonld hurl hin
-ue ii i. I would only be too plea* I to im
him om again : or it ho ��� inl > ontribution
i,, ,ny pel i harity, lie has bul to hint as
mu,di. 1 in. ready to thrash n ���. rival Pro
fessnr within an inch of his lib for him : bin
I mnsl lay I is i trifle hard i
ill king out hi 'in- '��������� ihion ��� len there i
n ,��� the least likelihood of anytl Ing ol the
kind."
5ome d v <''������" ������ exodus from town, it.
chanced thai tlie Professor h id o ���> on to
go back io attend i oommitte ��� m lotin ;, ll"
was to roturn thai lamo night, '���
less. Mi . Dow md Mary e u ortod h m to
the liny railway station in I urronnded
him wiih littlo attonti ms, as il
a length)  pai tint; j a ��� i ���     hai
tho Proles mi ' I ;hlj ippreci tted.   If,'
looked down upon tnem from thi
of the r.i.ilw iy carriage vith quite n benign
mil oxpn   . ������
"Richard, dear," observed bis wifo, om
boldenod by it toa parting petition, "tho
evoningi aro a littlo chilly : would yon
mind calling nt tho house and bringing my
fur cloak back with you ? It's hanging up
in thai, dark olosot,
" Certainly, my dear," ho answored,
"You may depend upon me, though yon
would have bill, my ,oai in i.hai .sum,.
olosot."
Dr. Dow reached town vary comfortably,
atlondod bis mooting, and, after luniili, pro
.Mr. Grierson shook his head a second
time. It was quite a refreshment of spirit
to be able to look on reprovingly; ho would
not have missed tho chance for a good deal,
even if his own affairs had to stand over in
consequence. All at, once a sudden gleam
of inspiration came upon him ; some expression that was hardly compassion so inuih
as self interest swent across bis complaoont
fa�� : he dimly saw some hoautitulpossibilit
, .lung a bold upon the iniinaculale
Professor, and working il round to his own
,-lid.-.
" How would ll be if you were to say
nothing it all ibout it'.'" hesuggosted oautl-
oo'iy   "Gets  ii ' -I'm. oi in and have this
,'l   iway ! its only soot, after all
then i no real damage dono,"
The Profossor ([rasped al the Idea, liko tho
���, il drowning man at the straw.
-��� Could ii be rloni ho asked anxiously,
"There is that k, too, only boughl hul
winter,
" i ','iidi, I ', ui gel another like it!" instn-
. '��� " I hey ro sore tn have
plenty m ihop it cone from ;
women's i lol bi   ire ill        if Lor tho samo
i'i." Professor id a .��� into tho trap;
, unco tlio
ikon.   John Grici ion
promptl. p ii "i .;'" loll ���'' tlie head nl irTn.ii i
and the Pi vas like i laj in the hands
',, -ii, u ".voin in W0 ' liniil, t\ up
o. -.     ". ���   , , ��� . ��� I..', i (I I iuti fid   play,
hi   li,," nil '.I    i.i i, i ",i i        n   till tin ���,
,,.     ,   i',i   ... pah   oi  iliinr
':     .       i ii' ..���'.;
,, .  i. on ill i Ic study window, and
tie i up .ii i , papei pari el, ro uly foi
nogol il ng ibe change next morning,   Ry
ton o cloi k thai night thc Pi ifo  or1  orodii
uii ill. hul In lo'i'iiii v. i ��� gono,   For
bim, a grimy  ikoloton would haunt thai
,|i,i,'i through all timo to oomo,
" Would ii bo possible la stop up thai gas
pipe, 'In vmi think !" he askoit his aocoin
plloo, as thoy stood critically surveying the
1','suli of their labours, " It docsn'l look at
all bud lill you lum that light oil ; a person
How the London Street Mud is Dispose i o f
The mud collected iu the London street
is carted to the landing-stage of the oana
or the river, and there emptied into barges
whereby It is conveyed to Harking Creek
and Crossness, fourteen miles bolow London
Bridge, where the contents of London
sewers are discharged. Three new vessels
have just been ordered from Lancashire, for
the purpose of discharging out at sea tlio
sludge and mud from tlie London sewers.
iVhen these are completed, there will be a
fleet of live ships engaged in this work.
These will be capable of renioving-t.OOO tons
per week. The mud and refuse removed
annually from the London streets amounts
to a total weight of two million Ions, and
the clearing of it away costs ��320,000 per
year, In order to do this thoroughly,there
are employed 1,509 carts, 3,000 men, and
150 barges. These men have to deal with
two pounds of rubbish per bead of population per day.
 �� ���	
Henry Irving ia likely again to receive an
offer of knighthood.
The whaleback steamers which have
created somewhat of a sensation in ship
building and other circles, is likely to be
superseded by another marine curiosity
known as the turtle deck. And it is gratifying to know that the first ono of those
new steamers is to be built by a Canadian
firm, tho Poison Company of this oity. For
some tiuiea firm in Sweden have been negotiating with thc Poison's for the construction of a steamrr ot the turtle buck pattern. The plans have been prepared, and
show that the proposed stoamor will bear
a strong rescinblauoo to the Maedoiu/al
whalebiicks, which have in the lust few
years become such au Important factor iii
grain and oro transportation iii ibe United
States and elsewhere. The whalebiicks aro
built with both ends alike, very much in
luipe ul ii spoon ; but expcrieiiiii has shown
that such a shape exposes the rudder and
wheel to morn than ordinary risk, and,
moreover, can lay no claim to any milliter-
balancing advantage over the ordinary
Style. For this reason it win deemed advisable to leliiin Ibe old and tried model. The
motive power will lie steam alone. There
aro no masts, no rigging, no bulwarks,
There is nothing to break the sweep of
the dock, oxoopt a look out tower woll
forward and a small dock-house at lhe
Stom, Strongly built of sleet to re-
Hint all sorts ol weather, and covering the spine o'li.'iipied by the machinery
and crew's quarters, All fni ward of Ihis
will be devoted to freight, which will ho
loaded uud iinliiiuli'd through seven hatches
opening din-el from lbe bold. Thisarrai
menl admits of speedy and convenient b
n' "i Mi" cargo, The deck is ourvoil like
tin li- i iii ,i turtle, a ih'viiT which Inoreas.
,   materially tho toaworl Illness of tho vassal,
lb r diiiii'li lions Will bens follows i    l.riii'lli,
150 fool; h,'on, 10 feel ; depth of hold,
���.'.'i1, foot, Steam will ho generated in two
Clyde bnlloi i. Inn Ing each a dlainotor of 11
in will ba furnished wllh tho triple
'" pan i ii 1'iti'nn's, witli oylindoi li iving
diameters "l 21, 32, and 58 inches, und a
lo Huh stroke On accounl of tho n boiico
'���I ill masts, suils, und rigging, tbe cost of
constructing a stoamor of this kind is fully
20 por cont, less than that of an ordinary
stenmor of equal currying capacity, If tho
contract heontorod upon, und there ii overy
probability that it will, the hull will bo
built iii Owen Sound, and the engines and
boilers In the city,
nge
l'risco women shocfiltors make $12 a
week and average !���?() a week. The union
numbers 300 women.
^ The grand total of charitable bequests In
Kngland lust year, excluding Puron llirsch's,
was SI5,000,(100.
The United Kingdom has. 180,000 landowners, who possess between them the whole
of the landed possessions.
Mine. Kurtiido-Heiiie has given warm
clothing, boots, etc., to nearly 11,000 poor
boys and girls of Paris this winter.
California produced enough wine this season to allow a quart for every man, woman
and child in the United States.
Sheet-iron kites, to enable a vessel when
in distress during a storm to communicate
with the shore, have been suggostod.
The state hoard of agricultural of Indiana
will give organized labor the preference in
the construction of its new buildings.
In Great Britain the total sum paid in
wages for the year IS!) I amounted to ��48,-
00 ',000 or an average of Will IDs per capital
for the total number employed.
ll is claimed (bat the vice president of the
Federation of Laber at Haverhill, Mass,, isu
detective, and he. has been working against
the union for years.
According to an officer of Scotland Yard
there are 100,0110 pickpockets in London,
and each one of them knows au American
the moment he sees him.
How Gordon Settled It.
The artillery evinced thoir disgust (at
their removal to Qunisan) by refusing to
fall in, and in a proclamation they
threatened to blow the Chinese authorities
away with tlie small guns. Their
non-commissioned olliccrs, as usual, all
paraded and were sent for Iiy Major
Gordon, who asked them the reason why
the men did not fall in, and wrote tlie proclamation. They, of course, did not know;
and on Major Gordon, telling them lie
would be obliged to shoot one in every five,
they evinced their objection to this proceeding by a groan. The most prominent in
this was a Corporal, who was dragged out,
and a couple of infantry who was standing by were ordered to load, and diroctod
to shoot the mutineer, whioh one did without the slightest hesitation. The remainder
were niiircheil hack and locked up for an
hour, with the threat that if the name of
the wider of this proclamation was not
given, and if the men did not fall in before
an hour had elapsed the arrangement of
shooting one in livu iiouhl be carried out.
At the expiration of an hour lhe men all
fell in, and lhe naiiio of the culprit, who
had run away was given up.
After that lime wo had no troublo, tho
men were thoroughly cowed, and the noncommissioned olliccrs-the real offenders���
dared no longer foster sedition. It iH to be
regretted, however, that one life should
have been sacrificed ; but this saved many
others which must have been lost if a stop
had not been put to the independent way
of lhe mon.
Sin Times Condemned to Death.
Corsica, which has always been a favorite
homo of the brigands, is (says the Daily
Telegraph) keeping up iu reputation. The
wails of the Court-house at Bastiaare just
now adorned with a notice culling upon
Qiaconi'j uud Antonio Horelli better known
us liclluciisciu, to surrender to justice for the
piiiposeof being executed, in accordance
with a sonlencu of death recently passed
upon them in default.. Ou this occasion the
brigands woro tried for having sought to kill
six gendarmes. Dealhscntcneesjiowever.are
an ordinary occurrence iu the lives of M M,
Borolll, for ouch of them has been condemned
to capital punishment six times alroady,and
SO long as they are very careful tbat they do
not go by default there seems no reason why
tbey should not be condemned to the guillotine many limes more.
Buoks County, Pennsylvania had, until
quite recently, three most remarkable old
persons, triplets named Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob Kile, They were 75 years old
before the triangle was broken, xiUUDJCiXlULiLf.
The farmer's Son? Bird.
You may talk aboul the music of the thrush,
Singing from a shady nook in June:
You may toll mo how in early inuring shush
liobins' throats their melody attuno;
You may even praise ihe chatter of tho wren,
Bul lo mc the BWOctest warbling in the world
Ie tho cut cutcut cutdawcut,
Cut out out cutdawcut,
(hit cut cut eut
Cut cut cut cut
dawcut
Ofthoordlnary lion!
i havo naught against tho bobolink tosiy,
Nor the black bird's crazy qulvorlngs;
1 can listen quiio onohantod all the day
If the oriole above mo sings.
'Gainst the nightingale I've not a single word,
But I claim there's no singing in tho world.
Like tlici-ul cut cut, cutdawcut,
Cut eut cut cutdawcut.
Cul cut cut cut
Cut oat cut out
dawcut
Of our gallinaceous bird!
"J'isa peaniiiidn promise all in one.
'Tis an invitation to a feast;
'Tis an honest boast of useful labor done.
And it lolls of capital increased,
Ob. I praise no fancy bird with tongue or pen,
For to me the nohlest music in the world
Is thc eut eut, cut cutdawcut,
i Cutculciitcutdawcut,
Cul cut cut cut
Cut cut cut cut
dawcut
Of the common barnyard lion!
True,'lis not ii cultured operatic song,
Like ihe caged canary shouts and trills.
Bul it often makes a city fellow long
For his boyhood back among the hills.
While be dreams he's barefoot, hunting eggs
again
iO lhat most pathetic music in Iho world.
To the eut tut cut cutdawcut,
Cut cut eut cutdawcut.
Cut cut cut cut
Cuteutcut cut
dawcut
his mother's speckled hen!
-[Gcorgo Horton
Something Cheap in Shades.
The question ot shades tor windows is
often a serious one, where as is usually the
case in the country, the windows are numerous and one I1113 become so accustomed to the
use of shades that they seem almost a necessity, not a luxury. A writer in the JNow
York Ledger tells how this matter was managed when living nol exactly sixty miles
from a lemon but a good ways from any
place. Al the nearest point where such
things could be purchased the price, ��1 a
window, struck us so utterly iimcasonable
that we declined to disburse the necessary
amount of cash, especially as there wore
something like twenty-four windows 111 the
building, The timely arrival of an ingenious
friend helped us out amazingly. She bud
written to us that she was coming, and we
wrote her the particulars of our dilemma
about the shades. When she arrived she
brought, among oilier luggage, a parcel
which was duly turned over to be the head
ef the family, with the laughing remark :
" There my dear are all the necessary supplies for your windows and the bill i.s just
three dollars and a half.''
The parcel contained two dozen shade
rollers with fixtures, a lot of fringe and some
white muslin, the purpose of which we did
not at first understand. The next day our
friend went to work, measured the windows,
sawed thc rollers, and put up the fixtures.
She then, with a very sharp shears cut the
curtains of exactly the size required, out of
the muslin and fastened them to the rollers
with the smallest gimp tacks, which wore
also in the parcel. The hems of the curtains
were finished, the fringe put on, and sticks
put in. The curtains were thou tacked to
cross beam in tbe garret,this boing the most
convenient place. They were fastened by
sticks in the bonis, very slender nails being
driven through at each end and through the
middle. The cloth was then saturated
with starch, in which was dissolved some
white glue, and weights were attached to
the rollers. They were then allowed to
dry without being touched. Having been
cut by the thread and tacked so Unit the
cloth fell in exactly perpendicular line, the
curtains dried perfectly square, and when
put up, rolled as easily as a holland, which
they very closely resembled.
in large cities curtains are so inexpensive
that it is scarcely worth while to take the
trouble to make them, but iu country districts or where goods are very high priced il
pays excellently well to make the curtains
at home. It is really very littlo work, requiring only careful attention to cutting of
the cloth and sawing the sticks and a mechanical eye to put the fixture up straight.
Some homo-mado curtains have been so
neatly finished that the casual observer
would never imagine them other than
thc work of a professional, Fine
heavy sheeting, " Pride of the West,"
or even cambric, makes extremely pretty
shades if carefully managed. Fringe or any
other desired finish may he used, and will
add greatly to the neatness of the job. A
fine quality of size, may be used instead of
starch and glue, but must be very carefully
applied and permitted to become thoroughly
dry before using.
On Apple Pudding.
An Knglish apple-pudding is 11 wholesome
and hearty dessert, it is properly made
wl'h a suet crust���nol with the biscuit crust
so much used by American conks. When
will our cooks learn that a crust raised with
baking-powder, puffy and light though it
bo, may pall upon the taste 1 It is
served lo iih iu dumplings with our soup,
in potpie with our ragout, in our meat-pics
as the crust (and a thick, clumsy crust it
makes); it returns again, like a harlequin
with his lightning changes, as a crust to
our apple-puddings; and, alas I it is ever
there sort of an incompetent pastry,maker
as a crust for apple-pie. A baking-powder
biscuit is a good thing, but a linking powder
crust may pall upon the taste it we have
it served in each of six courses of a dinner.
Muy not a now Talleyrand arise and tell
us, with justice that we have 260 religions
and but one crust? Yet a biscuit crust,
raised with baking-powder, or its equivalent, soda and cream of tartar, seems to bo
the beginning ami end of our cooks' knowledge on this matter
All Knglish suet crust, is wholesome,
economical and by far lhe best oi'USt to use
iu an apple pud,ling. To niiike il, use a
qnarler of a pound of linn beef kidney slid:
let il be Ice-cold, thon mince it line,   li is
Impossible lo chop suet to a powder unless
it is cold unit hard. Add a hoping pint
of pastry Hour to thestiolnild half a tea-
spoonful of salt. Hub the suet and llour
together with the hands until tbey arc
thoroughly mixed. Wei up tlio dry ingredients with enough ice cold water to
make a linn paste, just llexible enough (0
he easily handled. Roll it out until it is
something less than a quarter of an inch
thick. Butter a quart pudding-mould or
"ioston brown-bread tin and lino it with
this paBtry, leaving about half an inch above
the edge of the tin. Fill the crust with
sliced apples. Tart, well-flavored apples
should bo choson for this purpose. Add a
'ittle sugar to the apples and half a grated
nutmeg. Arrange a cover, dampen the
edges and put it on. Flour a thick cloth
and tie it over the topof the mould. Immerse the mould in boiling water to within
an inch of the cover. The water should be
boiling hard when the pudding is put in,
and it should he brought back to the boiling-point as soon as possible afterward.
Let the pudding boil steadily for at least
three hours. Serve it with a hard sauce
flavored with nutmeg and, if yon wish, with
brandy.
This same suet-crust is very nice for baked
apple dumplings. Roll out a piece of the
crust until it is twelve inches wide by eighteen long, and cut it into six square pieces,
Core and peel six medium-sized tart apples.
Rhode Island greenings are very nice for the
purpose. Put a dash of nutmeg, a teaspoon-
fid of sugar and a small bit of butter in the
cavity of each apple, after placing it in the
centre of one of the square pieces of crust.
Moisten the edges nf tlie dough and fold
them firmly so as to enclose the apple.
Brush over each of the dumplings with a little beaten egg and milk, if you wish to make
them very glossy. Let them bake in a
moderately hot oven for a half to three-
quarters of au hour. Servo them with hard
sau.-e, like the boiled apple-pudding. The
liest rule for a hard sauce is: Half a cup of
butter beaten to a cream (if it is salt butter
it should be carefully washed to freshen it),
a cup of sugar stirred in, and finally the unbeaten white of an egg. Stir all together
till it is very light and white. Add a
tablcspoonful of wine or brandy, if you like,
and half a nutmeg, grated fine. If you wish,
you can arrange the hard sauce in a beehive
shape when it comes to the table. This is
the old-fashioned way of arranging this
sauce, and it will be found quite attractive,
AUSTRALIA'S AWf UL iJ��ST,
!*U,OD��,000Kabblts ill live tears.
The plague of rabbits in Australia cannot
be described without seeming exaggeration
to those who have not had experience of it.
Originally introduced in a colony of about a
score of individuals bv a squatter near Mel-
1; '     '       '   ' '   '
louriio, who thougtttheirfamiliarpresonce
on his station would "remind him of home,"
they have kept the recollection of England
so fresh in iho minds of pastoralists as to
temp: them lo very treasonable language
concerning her whenever rabbits are mentioned.
The fecundity of the rabbit is amazing,
ami his invasion of remote districts swift
and  mysterious.   Careful  estimates show
that, under favorable conditions, a pair of
Australian rabbits will produce six litters a
year, averaging five individuals each.   As
the offspring themselves begin breeding at
the age of six months, it is shown that, at
ihis rate, the original pair might be responsible in five years for a progeny of over 20,-
000,000!   That   the original score which
were brought to the country hiwc projitagul-
ed after some such ratio, no one can doubt
who has seen the enormous hordes that now
devastate the land in certain districts. In all
but the remoter sections, however, the rabbits  aro  now  fairly under  control; one
rabbiter with a pack of dogs  supervises
stations where one hundred were employed
ten years ago, and with ordinary vigilance
the squatters have little to fear.   Millions
of the animals have been killed by fencing
in the water-holes and dams during a dry
season, whereby they died of thirst, and
lay iu enormous piles against the obstructions they had frantically ami vainly striven
to olimb, and poisoned grain and fruit, have
killed myriads more.  A fortune of ��25,000,
offered by tho New South Wales Govermont,
still awails the man who can invent some
means of general   destruction,   and   tlie
knowledge of this fact has brought to the
notice of the various Colonial governments
some very originaldcvices.���[From "Station
Life in Australia," by Sidney Dickinson, in
February Scribm r.
A LIVING WALL.
Hoar llie llilii-llls lilnpliiycil Kli-pliiinla In
Battle.
Alexander was one of the first famous kings
of history lo tell of fighting against an elephant host, says a writer in St. Nicholas.
His invading army bad reached the River
Hydaspes, and as the warriors looked across
tbey beheld the opposing army of King
Poms, wbo had not only chariots and an
enormous army, but "the huge creatures
called elephants." Those great animals,
which stood on the further river bank,
shrieking and trumpeting, filled the soldiers
of Alexander with terror and dismay.
The two armies watched each other for
several days ; then Alexander succeeded in
crossing the river, and the two forces
drew up in line of battle. The Indian king
placed his elephants in the front rank, 100
feet apart, thinking in this way so to frighten
the horses of the foe that the entire army
would be put to flight. Between the elephants were foot-soldiers, and at the ends
of the lines were large elephants bearing
strong towers filled with armed men. King
Poms himself was borne upon an elephant of
unusual height, probaby as large as the
famous "Jumbo.
When King Alexander, who was a very
brave and valiant man, saw the orderly foe,
he said; "At last I huve met with a
danger worthy of the greatness of my soul."
Evidently he had due respect for the elephant soldiers that opposed him.
Alexander moved his forces to the attack,
and poured in a shower of arrows and
spears. Tlie elephants stood like a stone
wall, tramping the foot-soldiers beneath
their heavy feet, seizing them in their
tiunks and delivering them to the soldiers
upon their backs or tossing them high in the
air. The elephants were evidently the main
hope of King Porus, and, preceiving this,
Alexander directed men armed with scythes
and knifes to attack them.
These warriors chopped at the elephants'
feet and tender trunks until in terror the
great creatures turned and began a stampede that was disastrous to the foot soldiers
of their own side, for they trampled upon
them, and in their own flight mowed them
down like grain. Alexander followed close
after the elephants upon his wounded
charger, and finally the battle was lost to
Porus because of the elephants themselves.
King Porus, being wounded during the hurried retreat, desired to alight. Tbo driver
ordered his elephant to kneel, whereupon
all the elephants being accustomed to obey
in concert, did the same, and Alexander fell
upon them and gamed a complete victory.
It is said that elephants which survived
this famous battle were revered for years
by the Indians and honored much as are
the veterans of our wars. Iu an ancient
book. " The Life of Appollonius of Tyanna,"
lie is said lo have seen in the town of India
an elephant whioh the poople held in the
greatest respect as having been owned by
King Porus. It was perfumed with sweet
essences and decked witli garlands, while
COFFEE DRUNKARDS.
Demoralizing Effects of Over-Indulgence
in tin- I'liai-niiiig Revei-age.
It may surprise many readers to know
there is suoh a thing as collee tippling, yet
it exists to a great extent. Few people realize the extent to which coffee i.s used in
these days. The ladies, with their dainty
after-dinner coffees, in which thoy take so
much pride, revel in it. Our cafes and restaurants supply it by so many gallons per
day, Most people think it but a slight stimulant, considering it "the cup that cheers
hut does not inebriate," that it is a little
alarming to find the contrary true,
Not long since a noted physician was called on to attend a fashionable society woman.
After a few visits he declared his belief she
had been over indulging in intoxicants.
This she indignantly denied, saying, "collee
was the only stimulant she ever indulged
in;" and it was true, yet she was in the condition of one verging on delirium tremens.
On investigation it was found she had become addicted to the habit as one does to
liquor or opium.
From studies recently made by a celebrated German physician, Dr, Mendel, of Berlin, it appears that there is such a thing as
"coffee inebriety," a form of intoxication
which very frequently leads to the most
alarming results. Thc term inebriety applied to this form of drunkenness is no misnomer. It is a term that well fits it. It
approaches in both kind and degree to delirium tremens for the whole nervous system is deranged if not utterly ruined.
The muscles become weak and trembling
and the hands shake when at rest in a manner resembling the semi-paralysis of the
confirmed drunkard whose nervous system
been shattered to its center. An increasing aversion to labor and any steady
work is noticed ; the heart's action becomes
irregular and more rapid, aud palpitation
witli a heavy feeling in the pericardiac region makes its appearance. Last of all
comes dyspepsia of the most persistent character and of an extreme nervous type rendering the life of the coffee tippler a burden
to himself and to all around him.
In tlie comae of his investigations Dr.
Mendel found very few instances in which
the coffee drunkard is cured. The symptoms gradually grow worse, and are only
to be relieved by large quantities of the
beverage, the abuse of which caused them.
After beginning with the agreeable infusion
of the roasted berries they aie driven, in the
search for something more powerful, to
swallow the tincture which, though it operates for a time in the direction desired,
soon loses its efficacy, and has to bo swallowed in increasingly greater quantities, the
evil influence of the coffee, of course, being
heightened by tlio aloohol used to extract
its essentiil ingredients.
The hist stage of this peculiar disease
shows itself in the sallow face and chilly
hands and feet of the victims, coupled with
an expression of dread and agony which
settles  over the countenance���a form of
The Road to fortune.
Ii.iiiicl'ort-,:no's ensile, great and grand.
I hona mighty hill doth stand,
Vol -lie invites on every hand
All who may cure to come:
'I he rich and poor from every land
shall have her " welcome home."
Hut oro you reach her castle wall.
Or sup within her banquot hull.
A host of foe- must die or fall
Beneath your conquering hand.
For nought hul men of wo-'lh e'er shall
Within her port il stand.
The Iirst grout foe that must bcslaln
Is Indolence, who with his chain
Will seek to hold you ill lhe plain,
To stop your bold ascen';
But lift your sword, cleave him in twain,
Unit not, nor once relent.
Then Pleasure with inviting smllo
.May your unwary heart beguile.
And from the upward piuh 10 wilo
The weal;, unsteady feet,
Butman thyself In noble style
And with contempt her treat.
Then as you climb ihe rocky steep.
And fear suoh lonely paths 10 keep.
A dangerous ioc will near you creep
To pierce you from behind���
'Tis sly Timidity���but loop
The higher up and safely Und.
And us you seem lo upward rise.
And these ignohlcfoes despise.
Thon worldly Elate with envious eyes
Will use ils utmost skill
To rob you of your well-won prize,
But press on dauntless still
These arc a few of deadly foes
Wbo do th'aspiring heart oppose,
Hut many more will round you ciose
To drag you to the earth;
Who slays I hem all hut clearly shows
That lie's a man of wor n,
IThos. Currie.
Send out the Sunlight,
BY ELLEN OA11E,
Send out the sunlight, the sunlight of cheer,
.Shine on earl lis sadness nil ills disappear-
Souls arc in waiting this niessago lo hear.
Send out the sunshine in letter nnd word ;
Speak it and think it till hearts are all stirred���
Hearts that aro hungry for prayers still unheard.
Send out the sunlight each hour and each day,
drown all the years wiih ils luminous ray,
Nourish Iho seeds that arc sown on the way.
Send out the sunlight I 'tis needed on earth,
Send itafarin scinlillant mirth,
Hotter than gold In its wealth-giving worth I
Send out lhe sunlighl nn rich and on poor-
Silks sitin sorrow, and tattOW endure-
All need ihu sunlight In strong!hen nnd euro.
Semi out the simiighi thntupoalulnasmllo,
Orien it shortens tlio long, iv.-nrv mile;
Dflen lhe burden seems ligbi, for awhile.
Send out the sunlighl - the Spirit's real gold!
OlvooMtrreoly-tnlsglfi that's urn-old 1
Shower It down, on the yumg and Ibe old ,
Send mil lhc sunlight, as free as the air!
Blessings will follow, with none to compare,
Blessings of poaes, Ilia    t III rise from dcpulr
Sond out Ihe sunlight, you have It In you I
Clouds may obscure It just now from your
view;
I'ruy for ils presence I Your prayer wilb conic
true.
The Road, The River and the Rest,
Weary and worn in a wilderness,
Fn from .-hclicr, far from home,
Shadows arc fulling nnd round mo press
Foes thai urkiimiil 'hegloom:
sinr thoro Is none mid tho tangling thorns
Force my stumbling feot to stray,
Shall I not perish, if through these storms
Break no kindly beams of day?
Swcol i- Thy mcivy. como S ivlor spread
Forth Thy golden wings of light,
liver 1111 pathway Thy riidiiiiicc.-hcil:
Load inc-iifi'l) home to-nigh: !
Stun,line in awo bj a mors brink
Pari II waters, deep and sad,
llr.i-piiiL-a bund, toil I f.iim nnd-ink,
Grandest grasp I've ever hail:
All I how [struggle still holding fast,
Shall I reach It, yon fair shore.'
Oh, wh 11 11 Saviour!   homo, home at laitl
I shall never sorrow moro
Swool Is Thy mercy, bordlol merest.
Whore Earth's troubles find analm,
Peaceful and placid, r,>1,la ���! and pressd
Safe within Th) Bosom's oolm.
IKrnojl E, Leigh,
upon its tusks were rings of gold, inscribed melancholia, alternated by hysteria, only
with these words:" Alexander, son of Jupiter, dedicates Ajax lot-he Sun." The elephant Ajax, according to Apollonius, was
the old war elephant of Porus in his battle
with Alexander, and bad survived aud
lived in honorable idleness for 350 years.
While Alexander defeated the elephant
corps of Porus, he saw they were good
fighters, and created the ollice of Elephant-
arch, or Chief of Elephants, and afterward
visiting monarchs found him surrounded by
the largest elephants niagnificiently harnessed.
The Music of Nature.
The base of thunder is considerably lower
than the lowest sound produced in an orchestra���below the zero oi music, we may
call it, at which all positive apprehension of
musical sound ceases, and our senses are
merely conscious of a roar. In observing
the music of thunder, our attention, however, may be most profitably directed to
the expression rather than to the notes,
The musical diminuendo is more perfectly
represented by thunder than by any other
form of sound in nature. After the first
chip is over, the ear will puisne with pleasure the rolling away and gra lually fainting
of the peal, until at immeasurable distance
it "inks into silence.
The melody of rain dancing on the stones,
or pelting down iu its first drops on tlie dry
soil of n forest or 11 <��� th, is a species of
sound which tlie art of music lias yet to
imitate, if it would completo its at present
very incomplete list of instruments. The
Mexicans had some rattles made of very
peculiar clay, with pipe* inside, which were
intended to represent this sound. Certain
tribes of the North Ameiicim Indians have
been similarly fascinated by tho loud plash
of water, to the biiiuly of which
we have alluded before. They havo instruments constructed accordngly with a view-
to reproduce this sound, aii'gc buffalo hides
are filled with wafer aul sown up in the
manner of wine bags. Drinislicks of cork,
or with their heads enveed by a very tine
gum, are weildcd by til player, and the
gentle and monotonous jilsh of water is produced by lhe drumstick it liking softly on
lhc skin. The natives wil sit and listen lo
these instruments for hoirs.
Certain tribes on tho\inazon have iu a
similar way boon fascinatd by the music of
the waterfall. Musical nstnimonts were
found in use among thin consisting of a
complicated mechanism h; which water was
poured from one howl inl another, iu nidation of the cascade, and hen returned by
ho receiving bowl into thovossol which had
on red ii ; so that by 11 r potation of Ibis
mechanism a constant nirmtir of a cascade
could bo kept np so long 11 (he audience do-
ired or the player was ale to perform it.
I.a grippe and diphtheria arc ravaging the
country districts of Nova Scotia,
Dakota Col,
We don't seem to kiioimuch about cold
woiithorhereinOntiirio, /I Pembina, N. 1).,
lhe lliernioinelor stood 1; forty-eight degrees below zero one day r.-enlly. A l Spirit
wood Lake, in the same region, the ice is
three feet thick, and in idling ilon cold
days the saw sluck fast fiqiienlly, and had
to be cut out with an 113, The weather
bus been so cold that fewieoplc have been
about the farming dlstrloi. The Nykoston
Qatettt remarked the othoday 1 "Wooom-
municalo once more with he outside world
to-dny, by means of an alter hole, made by
the rotary plough tlirougltlio drifts," And
yet 11 Dakotan in Onlnrioeecntly was complaining hillcily of llio cul. Ilesaiil that
here fifteen degrees abi'e zero, or oven
thirty-live above, with to dampness, was
more searching and iiiioinlortablc than
thirty-live below in Dlkoa
to be temporarily relieved by repeated ap
plications to tlie coffee pot or to a strong
tincture formed by steeping tlie crushed berries in spirits of wine.
Coffee drunkards are more common among
people of a nervous temperament than in tlie
ranks of the stolid, phlegmatic folks, not
easily moved by any stimulus, or who, like
many Germans, prefer eating to drinking.
But it is affirmed by Dr. Mendel���and his
views are largely supported by the medical
professions in Germany���that the trouble is
much more widely spread than has hitherto
been supposed.
llrillat Savarin, the noted French gastronome, once said that a person of good constitution can drink two bottles of wine a day
throughout a long lifetime, while with the
same indulgence in coffee he would become
an idiot or die of consumption, and there
now appears to be much reason to believe
the truth of this assertion. Man, undeniably,
must have some stimulant ; if deprived of
one ho will drift on to another. In some of
the large cities of America opium smoking
and morphia, choral and cocaine " habits"
are alarmingly on thc increase, while factory
workers are said to snatch a fearful joy by
breathing the fumes from cauipbinc caskets.
In the same way it has frequently been declared that in Moselm countries, where alcohol is interdicted, intemperance in coffee, or,
as in Morocco, in green tea, is shattering the
nerves of the richer classes. But it has been
left for Dr. Mandel to demonstrate the
spread of a like mischief in Europe Pari
Passu with tlie diminution of the vice which
was supposed to flee before the Mocha berry
and tho Chinese horb.
ffashin' Day.
To-morrow's Tuesday, isn't .leant
Veil he nulling the suds,
Within yon woo hooso near tho Green,
An' sorubbln'at yor duds,
1 wish when Tuesday comes, my dear,
Yo were at Botany Hay,
For. old thoro's nought but misery here
t'lionii washln'day.
Civility will thonbosma',
The youngsters 11' ut school,
Wluu'ver venlures hero lo on',
Why, be nr she's n fool.
Ve ncediiii wink iin'grln, my doar,
H's 111 rue. what I say;
There's inichly lilt lo comfort bore
Upon a washln'day,
I'll ha e to nurse an empty wanic,
No dinner here lor iue;
At even' when I venture hiimo,
Thoro will bo littlo toa,
It caiiua wool be menilll, dour,
Though It'struc what 1 say,
There's mighty littlo comfort hero
Upon a washln'day.
Then lend me tlppotlCO, so that I
1 .May buy a bowl 0' kail:
Bill Slop! on Tuesdays Meg Mai-kay
Ibis never kail for sale.
Yes, I will take the money, dear,
1 lu wiih II, what I may,
An' wish for greater comfort hero
rponii wiishhi'duy.
_       -[J. C, Logan,
NeTVfllessness, of Ohinamon,
There is much to admire 111 Chinamen :
but nothing is moro admirable in them than
lho qualities described by a writer ill a
Shanghai paper. Ho says they can remain
in one position an indefinite time, have no
consciousness of monotony, can do without
exorcise, are impervious to noise, can go to
sleep at any momeiil and iu any attitude���
all because they havo no nerves. It is not
lo be supposed that Ibis iicrvolessnesH is a
physiological fact; hut il cannot be doubted that iho Chinaman's patience, onduranoe
and Insusceptibility to Influences which
would send a European Into an early grave
aro constitutional, lie cannot help taking things iit they conic,
enough, this difference Is not asioclatei
with want of energy, for the Chinaman is ex
euptionally industrious. He is simply in
sensible to worry.
EFFECT OF TEE AULF STREAM
Is the Mortal American ruinate lloililli-il  ?
The question is oflen asked, To what extent does the Gulf Stream modify the climate
of Canada and the United States ? To its supposed erratic movements is laid the blame
of every abnormal season. There is every
evidence that the Culf Stream is governed
absolutely hy law in all its changes. The
course through the ocean is without doubt
fixed. Its fluctuations are by days, by months
by seasons, or by years, and tbey do not
vary materially one fioin the other. Its
temperature changes, depending upon the
relative heat of the tropical and polar seasons
and upon the strength of the producing trade-
winds. The warm water may be driven toward shore by the waves caused by a favorable wind, but the current remains in its
proper place. The warm water gives off a
certain amount of boat to thc air above it,
and if this air is moved to the land we feel
the heat. The presence of the warm water
on the coast of Europe would in no wr.y modify the climate if tlie prevailing winds in New
England in winter were southeast instead
of northeast, the climate wi uld be equal to
that of the Azores Islands, mild and balmy.
For the causo of abnormal seasons we may
look to meteorology. The current is in its
place ready to give off the heat and moisture
to tlie air whenever the demand is made
upon it, but by the erratic movements of the
air this heat and moisuire may be delivered
at unexpected times anil seasons, and thus
give rise to tho erroneous belief that the
GulfStream itself hosgone astray.��� [Century
The" Great Ssa Serpent."
The New Zealand Herald in a recent issue
reports that on the trip to Fiji and back on
the steamer Ovalau, just concluded, Captain A. W. Cameron and his olliccrs saw
what may be held to be a solution of the
" great sea serpent"  stories which have
been  so  plentifully  related lately.   The
steamer was going along at about ten knots
in mid-ocean, when a commotion was observed in tlie water ahead, and the body of
a hug�� marine animal or fish, with what appeared to be great flippers, was to be seen
rising and falling.   Capt. Cameron did not
keep away or pass at a distance, but steered direct for the stranger.   On approaching
close the  commotion  was   found  to be
a big whale, over 30 feet long, lighting with
a great thresher shark.   The latter apparently was having a lot the best of the combat, as the whale kept on the surface of the
water comparatively quiet, while the shark
ever and anon threw itself aloft out of the
water and biought its formidable tail down
with a terrible blow upon the whale.   At
times fully 15 feet of the shark's body was
clear out of the water, and those on board
the steamer noted that it  possessed two
wide and long fins, which might at a distance have easily been mistaken for the
flippers which were attributed to the "sea
serpents " recently spoken of.   The Ovalau
was so close to the animals, which were too
occupied to heed the   vessel,  that either
could have been touched with a pole, but aB
she had her port to make in good time she
did not wait to sec the result of this ocean
combat,
 -a> ���
A 'Cute Boy.
Among the guests at a large West end
hotel was a maiden lady from the rural districts, The landlord notioed about nine
o'clock every niglit she would come downstairs, get a pitcher of water, and return
to her room,
" One night,'' he said, "I made so bold as
10 speak to her, and ask her why she did
not ring the bell for a hall-boy to bring the
water to her.'1
" There is no boll in my room," said tho
lady.
" No bell in your room, madam I Pray
let me show you,'' and with that 1 took the
pitcher of water in my band and escorted
her to tier apartment.
Filtering the room, I pointed out to her
the knob oi the electric bell, She gazed at
it with a sort of horror, and then exclaimed : " Dear me ! Is that a boll '! Why, tho
hall-boy told ire that it was the fire-alarm
signal, and I must never touch it except in
case of fire I"
And that is how the hall boy saved   i
self the trouble of going lor water
A Jewish penman, of Vienna, once wrote
���inn Hebrew letters OU a single grain of
wheat. At another time he wrote a Jewish
rayoron the edge of a visiting cant.
The Gorman Chancellor von Caprlvl is
busy every day from morning till evening.
lie rises early and works much m the morning bonis. As early as ten o'clock, he receives his colleagues, After a very simple
lunch bo rides for a fow hours. On returning he receives official visitors. Then come
Curiously 1 the reports of tho Ministers. The remain-
' ' der of his evenings except when be now
and then receives some military visitors,
ami when, as in Bismarck's lime, the long
pipe is invoked, he spends in study. CUM.
I-,: i \iM>,
[AWJKliSSED TO Lit: KialToli. j
Foes to Coiiilmt. Uow do
"Sniiirt Alecks" of Nelson
"{���������it left."
Sn;,���We, the merchants of Nelson
(whiskey at wholesale ouly), proprietors of shady " blowing" houses
with hotel attachments two btoreys
high, professional gentlemen of
classical education, freshwater mariners and sailors of the great lakes
and rivers, stout und muscular luggers, practical freo minors, wise and
1'1'tiocut prospectors uf tho wonderful Kootenay Lako country, augmented by tbo voices uf numerous
liaidy pioneers from thc bugs uf Sloean, ask b-uvo to states our case.
In the late slimmer, or rather early
autumn, an in discreet und foolish
fellow wandered from thu camp ou
Knalo Creek to lhc headwati rs of the
Sloean in search of wild game, lie
did not find any game, but, what was
worse, ho found smno float; uud, in
lieu uf an)thing else, ho put it in his
pocket, and what was mure natural
than that the verdant green from
Quebec or Minnesota shout, take
counsel with thc man of geological
lore? Ab, a foul blundered that
day I Had bo only brought bis find
tu Nelson, the Athens of Oanadu I
the wise moil of the placo would
havo told what to do. But no, be
proceeded forthwith to thu camp "u
Kaslo Creek and exposed his find to |
public view. "Ah," suiii the know- I
ing ones, "a fool from Capo Breton
for luck, but a prospector to know
where to drive bis stakes." Theu
came tho exodus 1
On the very next morning, when
the sun glistened on tho lofty peaks
and glaciers of the adjacent Selkirks,
the whole nomadic ragtag population
of Kaslo Creek was uu thu very spot
where the float was fouud. It was
not necessary that any should remain
in camp, for they left nothing behind. At that time they subsisted
entirely off the country. Game and
berries were their provender, a few
fir boughs their mattresses, and lhc
blue canopy of heaven their roof,
When we in Nelson learned of the
great tiud, many days after, we despatched one of our bright young
business men, ao'ompanied by one
of our own experts, u graduate of
Freiburg, and when tbey arrived at
the top uf Kieh Float Mountain they
had frtsb air and snowballs fur their
pains, Tbey discovered that nol
only was the summit of Eich
Float Mi ntitain staked anl located,
but the slopes aud base us well; not
even u li action uf a triangle left
vacaut. Some would stake ull worth
locatit g, but tho mob from Kaslo
Creek left nothing|
On tho return of onr faithful
representatives, after man) nays and
nights of fruitless hardships, we
culled a meeting iu one of our many
Btmoious halls, und all good citiz ns
assembled en muese to discuss ways
und means to encompass (our rivais?
nu) lhe bush dwellers.
In the meantime the report of thc
big strike had travelled fur and ��ide.
Men enme truin the east aud from
tlie big emu try to tie- south with
money iu their pockets to buy lots at
Kaslo Creek, when at tbe same l i ie
we would  have sold them lots at
Nelsou ; not at  Kaslo Creek prices,
however.   We demanded metropolitan   prioes,    Our   fame is already j
heralded abroad.   Bnt we sti od firm
jn that, as in all otl.es cn.-es tbat
affect our welfare, however ni ich i
desired the acquisition of nu-n ol
menus.   Talent we already  pi sea
in nbiu dunce.   \\ e should have
deeply offended ut citix ns trom the
trade towns on the coast who oarneii
their money dei p down iu their pockets right through the mi ti
Koolenay to bn) lota ul liusl
were wc i o' certain of tne ..
results wuicn would foli	
investineuis.   .Not i ul)  . .
|,,ts uud pay for tbem but lie
roads, graded ftrei ts,
and Bhi pS, an,i Cttiled th
w.ia in cc Kasl< Ci ek " K i
t ity?   Vi i,,' ...
di   th,'.  lot cu    tl
associates [veiny with   i
hennery foi Nairn u would   i
li| i to|  ;   ���
js'ow ii, tl'  ri'-. ue of on
lei ��� - in.,; ,
citizens of Nel i
matl ir  before  th -
:.' :  ' I'. i    '        , and id  to
,,      dou ii i art    of free
the Si ican ii a art 'I    i
pn >i euergi tic b, ini men, I hen
we out a trail tin   - and id
right into the heart ol
d rado, and we located   ini   ip| ���
printed eveiy rood ni  i. iilaoln 1
ou both sides nf the til can 1.1
Kiver   bog, i,.    i,      i.i'. i ii id '������
and level n| land I    I he �� iti >' "< the
lane we do not claim.   'J bnt is free:
We do nol i harge anything I
Bnt the caw adea on the nvei   md
tue rifilea on the humeri n 11 ulp ,1"
creeks have been  a| proi i iated bj
some ol our far   i eing aud wideawake people.    U liter  power will
beoomo valuable in the near tuturo,
1'owei is everything,    Our binds wn
are sub-dividing iuto towusites, mill
Sites,   cuiicenllalion    sins,   Minllcr
sites with huge charcoal kilns an
liexed; and we will build a railroad
Irnin   our   alluvial   bums lliruot  to
our metropolis iNelsun), iii nee as
tin-crow flies to the Great Northern
lliiilriiad. We will bund steamboats
und yachts and navigate tlm bciuiti-
fii! wiitci's of Sloean Uko,  Albeit,
iluyire not exclusively our own.it
..ill b' such a heaveulv parud se in
vhich to Hike a few \. eks' outing
lurii the lishin ; a' d .miti g sei ���
sous auiiy from the busy cures of
iif". We will so 1 lots ;'i our various
townsiti s to strangers, uud cur) the
oul,,., to Nelsou to develop tho fine
arts. The vast aimy oi men who
will work for us will take Iheir pay-
in lots, und they will finally grow
rich cud opulent ns uell us their
musters. Our engine, rs are now m
'.he tiold setting pegs on lots, uu.l
our draughtsmen nro working uu
charts uud profiles. The timber wo
mil saiv ut our o"��� u mills for domestic purposes, an, all that will uot
make lumber we wili burn into charcoal and pile it Selkirk high, aul if
ihu Kusloitcs find any more float, und
if thoro is anything in the float, then
we have them I Tl ��������� eun'l getaway
from us! Wo can t .':������ a turn or a
half-turn of the tin, divorew at pleasure, As to the machinery and ��� np-
nlies they "ill ueoussarily require,
we will ini|i(ise ilutiei; and tolls to
lbe extent of all the Irullio will bear
for ])iissing through onr domains;
und as to lbe lluat, if tbey find any,
v.o will diotate our own terms,
Bnt whut tumor is this we bear
about the tin-., ruin, ni placing a
reserve on onr lauds V Donbtl s il
emanated from that hamlet in'the
bush which we have been endeavoring to imprei.s with our superiority,
llnd low dowu conglomeration culling
itself Kaslo, or Kelsy, or whatever I
it nia;. be mere envy uud nickeling,
chafing ut onr gra nit prosperity. Wo
could not give it ueru us consideration for a moment, To think tho
Government should place ar.y obstruction in thu way of our vast
enterprises, and thereby incur our
displeasure! Tlie ideu was too preposterous! The Government would
uot dare to thwart tbe umbitions of
Nelsou in such a manm rl At least
that was the opinion of tbo great
ones of our embryo Babylon, We
lmvo spent our time, talents and
money in reclaiming a vast wilderness for the use'" of man, or rather
fur the uses of tbe Nelsouitcs, and
we, must estimable citizens of Nelsou, and our posterity, shall enjoy
the fruits of our labor. Our legal
luminaries must seo that our rights
and privileges aro respect' d.
PLEBIAN.
Nelson, January, 1892.
[Wo will publish the remainder of
this long uud sarcusiic letter uext
week, not us news though, for we in
Iievelstoke have known all along
that Nelson was biiin. built up on a
foundation of brag and bluster, It
is only needful to glauce through Ibe
columns of its weekly shouter to
prove tbe truth of ibis usserlion,
Tbo massive intellect which runs
tbnt ami British sheet louks down
from ils self-made pinnacle of wisdom with pitying coutempt on all
contemporary sheets, and, like tbe
sleek, i ily Chtulbund of Dickens'
creation, shakes bonds with itself
every day at being so far above the
intellect of "cum,try editors,"���Ed.
Staii. 1
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NOTICE OF SALE BY SHEIUFF
PURSUANT   TO    EXECUTION
AGAINST LANDS ACT. 1874.
IN THE
SUPREME COURT OF
c ILUMMA.
DISH
NANCY FIELD, Plaintiff,
ASH
D. W, CORBIN, Defendant.
In obedience to a writ of Fieri Facias
issu 'I out of ihe Supreme Court of
British Columbia at Victoria on the
Ull lay of February, 1892, aud to
me directed in the above-named suit
for the sum uf |1858.97 debt and
costs, together with inten sl ou tbo
same nl tbo rate of six per centum
per annum from the 18th dny of December, 1891, b isides sheriff's fees,
poundage, nnd all other expenses of
lids. xecntiou, 1 huvo seized aud will
offer . ii Sal by I'ul a Auction, at
the Court tloue . Donald, East Kooteuuy, :>.('., mi TriispAY. the 29th dny
of March, 1892, al li: uoon, nil tbe
Llight, Title and Interest of the snid
1). W, Corbin in the Lauds ua described iu this advi rliseiueut:���
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fur per' ..ilnw-
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Wesl K   ' ���  '. viz,:
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The judgment wus registered in
the Land Registry Office at Victoria
i snid binds on the 18tb day of
December, 1891,
S, REDGRAVE,
Sheriff of Kootenay.
:.-;<U:..   \
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MIL CONTRACTS.
i
until ic
���
LOWER NfCi
I
I'riiilprl ic lice , coiitnii ng [iirther
inl'iiiinal ion      to i oiidil h of pro
poHt'd contracts, may  bo   leen and
blank forms of tnndnr n uy I b
tained al  tin   ibo    |i ���     III ���   and
al this ollice.
K. II. PLETCHER,
F.o. li, pootor,
i'.' iiiiirr  Iii pi ntoi    0 co, Vic
tuna, 29th Jui iv. I
MAIL CONTRACTS.
SEA LED TENDERS addressed
lu the I'.riuiai-li'i'  General
I ,ii Ottawa until Noon
,   [DA     he 6   Mi rch next.for
ol   Her  Majesty's
ro) I   contract [or
..   i ueraud
 !.'        '''''II
GOLDEN
'
li   all 1
,   :." rn,
1   i
ll
raubrook,
;.n,
,1891
���;CE
i , . an Acl
1     pnny fur the
., ;
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, | ... .!! ',    ()f  'I"
; I..i     v   I,.ii  , ul  ni
I i
Hi   i -ii. - i     -I      .  '    a Crock,
wiih pn ��� ���    " '���"! Iruol and uiiiintaiii
branch lit i     "I    ! n to coin Intel
��� ��� phono
H.    mill the said
Railway,
CHRVHLBR I Id WIS,
. ants,
.  ! I I    i
iu81IIIig bil!
uAbn   ixxAyi.... iii g ] J
NOV.' IS T!IK TIMM TO GKT
rOSS U-OOQS, U!0tiliS2,1
���H      IH    i
" 1 f\ 4- '���   ���
iOOTS & SHOES.
b>
E. E.  LEMON'S  r.Mtin- Slin-I; in till! nbovo lines must  bo
SOLD IN THE NEXT 110 DAYS I
c -sm-nmii nwr- H'umwHiwmmmmmmiammMumiBm&amc ���immmm. ���^���^ynmmm
W. A. JOWETT, t.L, HAIG,
Notary Public. Notftrv pub]io
JOWETT * HAK
Mining:, Timber and   Benl   Estato  BrohorH and  Ooncrnl
CoiiiinisHion  Ajjcnls.
Conveyances, Afrreements, Bills of Snle, Mining Bonds, etc., drawn up,
Eents mid .'."I'lienis Collected ; Mining Olaims Bought ami Sold ; Assessment work on Miuing Claims Attended to ; Ratents Applied for, .Etc, Eto.,
|2F�� mm, life and moidunt q-sukaxci- aoents.
Lots on Townsito of Rovelstoke for Sale und Wanted. Agents for Mining
Machinery, Etc.
REVELSTOKE, ]!. 0.
feaattnonnDBBafi'f
wl""ill"'a'''f'lliillFT" niwjmn
t ma m tCKS s ���SnaOBW t -tsswch -rn^izsm:��
BOURII BEOS.
EEVELSTOKE ETATIOU.
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES.
Mi ip fji wff i ia f   f�� i e%w m i it ft
JkkSJ 111 A��S,g   byU 1 XllSiSg
BOOTS & SHOKS,
FLOUR, OATS, SHORTS AND ALL KINDS OF FEED.
CHRISTIE, BROWN k CO.'S BISCUITS AND CONFEOHONEKL
Bakery in connection with Store.
MEBCHANDIBE LOADED ON THE OARS VOB. ALL 1'OINTS.
REVELSTOKE  POST  OFFICE.
mmamaam i ib���ataata m �� ���.���mtiijmmam~   nw n iniiiiiinl���imaanr-iin   iimiinii  m
AH orders by mail or
.'Pi'V.,!'    aj-'V/i       SI'l'CIAI.'IT.
WXaM   -
W%4^> '^-'^4^W     Al1 descriptions of
gold  and silver.
.   f
. Hume & Oa,
hevelstoke and Nelson,  tf. C.
MERCHANTS. '
DEALERS  IN
Dry Goods,  Provisions and Hardware,
MINHR8' SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY,
Tho Publio will liml ii to thoir advautago to cull and
Inspect   Goods and Compare   Prices.
Any ordors pluood with  Mr. Oii.iuiiKS Lindmark  will lmvo our
oarolul niieniioii  tt ii, l  |ii'oni|it delivery to uuy purt ol llevelmoke.
PBIOES OUAEA.NTEED TO BE AS LOW AS ANY OTHER HOUSE.
James McDonald & Co.
FURNITURE,
PIANOS ORGANS.
Carry largo tinon ol plain, liura, nmd bigli-grade furniture.   Parlor and
Hod-room win rnnging iu price from JO.fiU to $500,    Hotole fur-
niBhed tbrougbout, Office nnd bar-room ohnirs.   Spring
iniiitri'i'-i's made in order, nml woven wire, hair
nnd wool iiiii'iii'ssi-.s in stock.     Mail
ordors from Kootenay Lake
pointt will receive early
nud   prompt  nl
teution.
main sti;i:i;t, REVELSTOKE     -
Ii. c.

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